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VOLUME 114. —NO. 158
REBELS FIRE ON U.S. ARMY IN EL PASO
Cut Long Distance Phone Rates; Save $526,000
R. R. BOARD
What Rail Board
Phone Rate Cut
What the Decision Means
All rates cut 21 per cent.
Time of standard conversa
tion doubled. Was one min
Saving to phone users of
Order effective February 16,
Present rates yield company
more than 14 per cent. New
rates will yield 9 per cent.
Commission's rate is a half
cent per air line mile. Fifty
per cent increase for time
over two minutes.
Total of 64,000 messages in
vestigated in reaching conclu
Parcel post zone plan fol
lowed in making rates.
In a sweeping decision rendered
today the railroad commission cut the
present long distance telephone rates
In California maintained by the Pa
cific Telephone and Telegraph com-
Thls will mean a saving of nearly
552t,996 yearly to the people of Cali-
The commission finds tiiat the
schedule which the company desired
to maintain yielded a return in ex
cess of 14 per cent.
The rates as fixed by the commis
sion are calculated to yield slightly
above 9 per cent. The new rates will
In reducing charges the commission
doubles the time allowed for conver
sations. The telephone company has
allowed one minute for the standard
conversation. Two minutes will be
th» future initial period.
The railroad commission declared
that "the telephone rates now in ex
istence are unreasonable and excess
ive." it further finds that the tele
phone company has been allowing its
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THE San Francisco CALL
REBEL VICTOR AND THE SCENES OF TODAY'S SLAUGHTER
Gen.Pancho Villa and Streets in Juarez, Where Fighting That Resulted in Americans'Deaths,Was Hottest
were in front
street of the
Weather forecast for San Fran
cisco—Foggy tonight: fair Sunday.
TWENTY-FOUR PAGES— SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1913—PAGES 1 TO 12
Posses on Trail of
Overland Train Bandit
Aided by a tramp, who "rode the
decks of jS»O. 5" down from Port Casta
with the red socked bandit, detectives
for the Southern Pacific company to
-day are right at the heels of the bold
robber who swung down from the roof
and looted the last Pullman of the
long overland train at 7:40 o'clock
last evening near Richmond. With a
wicked, long barreled revolver for a
persuader, the highwayman stripped
five trainmen and as many passengers
of $700 ( ash and valuables as neatly
as a hero staging a moving picture
HOBO GETS IXFORMATIOX
Albert R. Burk, alais Herbert I*
Power, is the man wha was taken on
the top of the train at the Sixteenth
street station. He is now in jail in
Information Burk has gh en to Pat
rick Kindelon, special agent for the
Southern Pacific company, and his
operatives, is expected to lead to the
Automobiles to Carry The Call s Guests From Wmehayen to Richmond
The Call has chartered the Western Pacific ferry boat Telephone for Sunday to take its readers on a free trip to the Nicholl-Macdonald Business Center Tract at Richmond. A
landing will be made at Winehaven, where the guests of The Call will be entertained by the California Wine Association.
ultimate discovery of the man wanted,
Another tramp was found on the
pilot of the train, but he was released.
The open country in the vicinity of
Richmond is being scoured by the
posse of police and detectives.
Chief Arnold of Richmond has main
tained his cordon of armed men on
the county road south of Richmond.
Motorcycle men from the Berkeley
department kept chugging through
lanes and alleys, scrutinizing every
UNDERWORLD BKIXG SCOURED
Most of the detectives from Oakland
and San Francisco turned their at
tention to the lodging houses and
loafing places of the underworld in
San Francisco and Oakland, confident
the wanted man is in hiding in one
city or the other.
T.ate information today was to the
effect that the nolice have nositive
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Juarez was captured at 6:30
o'clock this morning by 1,200
by General Pancho Villa.
* * *
'Three Americans, five con
stitutionalists and 30 federals
were killed. %
* * *
Racehorses stampede during .
hot engagement at racetrack.
* * #
Four thousand additional
constitutionalists on way to
* * *
General Villa plans to estab
lish the constitutionalists' capi
tal at Juarez to gain recogni
tion from the United States as
* # *
Reports current that General
Blanquet plans the arrest of
Huerta as traitor.
* # *
Bryan sends note to Huerta
San Quentin Chief
James A. Johnston formally was
appointed warden of San Quentin
penitentiary by the prison directors'
meeting at San Quentin at 1:30
o'clock this afternoon Immediately
after his arrival here from Folsom.
Johnston for two years warden of
Guard Captain J. J. Smith will be
It) charge of Folsom until the prison
board names Johnston's successor
MEXICO CITY, Xot. 15.—Charge
O'Shaughncsny went to the national
palace to ace Huerta at 10 o'clock thia
morning. Indications at tbe Ameri
can embassy were that he was taking
a grave message to Huerta. While
he was at tbe palace Mexican officials
declared that Huerta had no intention
of resigning- .today.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 16.—Reports
were current during the night and
early today that Blanquet had made
all necessary arrangements to arrest
Huerta as a traitor if the latter re
fused to resign, and that Blanquet
would declare himself dictator.
Charge d'Affaires O'Shaughnessy
was at his desk the greater part of
Huerta remained in seclusion today,
while important conferences were
going on between members of the
diplomatic corps and several of
Huerta's cabinet officers. #
"I have said all I have to say for
the present,"i was the only statement
Huerta would make to Senor Moheno,
minister of foreign affairs, when told
that the newspaper men wished for
confirmation or denial of the reports
that he was to resign today.
It was a significant fact that Mo
heno was the only cabinet member
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REBELS STORM CITY;
SHELLS SHRIEK 1
STREETS! EL PASO
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 15.—Shots between the
United States troops of the Fifteenth cavalry and Gen
eral Villa's rebels were exchanged when the rebels were
firing on a federal lieutenant who was escaping to Amer
ican soil over the international bridge.
One of the rebel bullets narrowly missed Captain
Harry Cootes of the United States border patrol. As
the Mexican bullets sang over the American soldiers'
heads they started forward as if to attack. Immediately
the rebel soldiers threw their guns high over their heads
in token of inhostility.
General Villa imemdiately sent a courier to Ameri
can officers with a profound apology. Major Mickey,
commander of the patrol, made a spirited reply, admon
ishing the rebels not to let the affair again occur. Ten
sion among the American troops was high.
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 15—General Villa's victory
was made complete when 50 federals, who kept up a re
sistance near the racetrack, were all killed. While the
last act of the conflict was taking place General Villa
was organizing his city government. General Villa's
officers expressed regrets over the killing of Seggerson.
The rebels say that a revolver was fired from his auto
mobile before they fired upon him. His car was riddled
by the volley. A party of Americans, including the cor
respondent of the International News Service, crossed
the bridge with General Scott's permission after the
fighting ceased and brought Seggerson's body to United
States soil. General Villa closed all saloons and had
hundreds of barrels of liquor destroyed.
All soldiers were ordered to their homes.
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 15.—Twenty-five hundred
constitutionalists descended upon Juarez this morning
and captured the city after three hours of terrific fight
ing. Three Americans, five constitutionalists and thirty
federalists are known to have been killed. Firing com
menced at 2:30 o'clock and quiet reigned at 6:30 o'clock.
Shells fell into El Paso during the engagement,
putting thousands of Americans in peril of death.
In the midst of fighting the racehorses at the Juarez
FRIENDS LEARN OF
Taking their most intimate friends
and relatives by surprise. Milton H.
Salz, the well known young grain
merchant, son of Edward Salz, and
Miss Irma Clayburgh. the talented
and beautiful young daughter of Si
mon Clayburgh. the San Francisco
merchant, announced their engage
ment this morning, with the further
information that they are to be mar
ried at the home of the bride, 1916
Jackson street, tomorrow morning.
The families learned of the couple s
intentions a week ago. Intimate
friends of the couple were in ignor
ance of the engagement or wedding.
Salz left the floor of the Mer
chants' Exchange this morning. After
his departure it developed that he was
going to call upon the license clerk.
The couple will sail for Japan
Wednesday on their honeymoon. They
expect to be gone several months.
They are popular in the younger so
cial set of San Francisco and the cit
ies. Sals Is a member of the firm of
Rdwafd Salz & Co. '.
T i£u. a £ d PRICE TWO CENTS
Why Should We Modestly Say
That FOREST HILL Values
Will Be Only
100% OR 200% ADVANCED BY THE
TWIS PEAKS TIWELf
We have before us a sworn copy
of the Assessor's map, showing the
district at the further end of the
Third Street Tunnel in Los An
geles—figures like this—assessed
value before and after construction
Lot 17, Block S *SOO 54.000
Lot 16, Block 10 . . .s4.s» gft.OOO
Lot 19. Block 104. . *»75 912.000
Lot 15, Block R.. .. . (lit to $«!,ooi)
Why multiply instances—the map
shows over 500 lots with similar
figures—if you doubt it call at this
office and see the map!
If that can happen in Los An
geles with one little tunnel, who
can predict what San Francisco can
do with the aid of the Panama
Canal, the Exposition and Twin
Forest Hill is the first stop in the
Western district —"15 minutes down
town." If you have a few dollars
to invest come and see us al oitce
the terms are easy, the profits wir
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