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VOLUME 115.—N0. 6
REFUGEE WOMEN ON DESERT FIGHT BANDITS
LAREDO. Tex.. Dec. 6.—Scores
Of Mexicans, including the post
master and several municipal offi
cers, fled from Nuevo Laredo across
the border into this city today, an
ticipating an attack by rebels, who
• *"j*r e marching on the town. The
United State? cavalry here is pre
paring' to guard the border as soon
. -as the rebels appear.
" •*•* PRESIDIO. Tex., Dec. 6.—Detach
rnefUs of constitutionalists hanging
•* • upon the? Sanies of the retreating fed
erals and civilians which are fleeing
* ..'to the United States border made
" three attacks upon the troops defend
" Ing the caravan. The second and
•sharpest attack was made last night.
Men and women among the pilgrims
armeft themselves and joined the sol
diers who are holding back the
On account of the footsore and ex
hausted condition of the women and
-children the main body of fugitives
Js not expected to reach Ojinaga un
til .Monday, according to a telephone
*" *"• Two thousand refugees, gaunt for
wan,t of food and "drink and sore of
•••• >fsot and limb are stumbling slowly
"ton and on across the great Chihuahua
".. /desert. There are women with babes
.. -in-arms, tots of tender years and per-
• : "«ohs ill of health. Exhausted from
' J*4b/tir many days of painful march, the
canavan of refugees and soldiers can
";»noi-make more than 10 or 12 miles a
. .- ** ATTACKED BY BANDITS
"Twice attacked by roving bands of
Villa's troops, they fear utter anni
hifctioi] at their bands. Guarding
■'~11 wagons containing $400,000 in sil
v.ef .bullion and the millions of Ter
,- .'razas, they fear massacre at the
hand's* of their federal "protectors."
Suffering even worse than the pio
«* *eers of '49, they move slowly, pain
.fully on, hoping, praying for the day
.when they shall stumble across the
j International boundary and into the
. . of American friends.
«.11TERI>G IS I.VTEASt;
.Several men from Chihuahua who
."arrived at the Presidio last night at
«*, late hour in autos brought the news
"'"•of the caravan's intense suffering and
of the two attacks by bandits. It is
'••*••• "••horrible, they say.
• .11 VREZ FEAR* ATTACK
..*•" • EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 6.—"The fed
"•/.erals are coming.'" This cry was
' j- Vaiaed in Juarez today, when word
.../'■'was received that Villa is returning
' .'• /to Juarez at the head of the troops
with which he set out to occupy Chi
huahua. Activity at the constitution
alists' headquarters gave rise to the
• " * belief that a battle is erpected when
the federal troops, which are march
• ing from Chihuahua to Ojinaga with
*••.* i great band of refugees and who
. have deflected from their course and
are coming to recapture Juarez.
I-TERCK B*TTI.K RA<3IK«S
■:* . Seven hundred rebels and federals
,are fighting hand to hand in the
• mountain pass near JLesoa, territory of
Tepir, with a hundred on both sides
t * t
THE San Francisco CALL
ANGRY WIFE POINTS
ACCUSING FINGER AT
RIVAL IN DIVORCE
with her suit
Mrs. Mildred Marks in Court]
With black eyes flashing tire. Mrs.]
Mildred Marks, who Is suing her j
husband, Alfred Varies, proprietor of
the Mercantile Guide, for divorce, ac- •
cused Miss Edm Burris—"the myste- ■
rious Edna in the case" —of having j
usurped her p.ace in the Marks' resi
dence, and denounced Miss Burris in
Judge Graham's court today.
"This woman." cried Mrs. Marks,
rising and pointing toward Miss Bur
ris, who sat beside her mother, "has
no right in my home. There she sits J
and she has the nerve to appear in j
Attorney Ernest Pagnuelo persuad- i
ed Mrs. Marks to calm herself, and
the injured wife continued her story
of how Marks struck and abused her,
how he persuaded her to leave their
home at ITSI Page street and enter
a downtown hotel, which she declared
"was no fit place for a man to put
his wife." and which she left when j
her friends told her of its evil repute.
AGREES WITH WOMAN
Judge Graham held with Mrs. Marks
that neither Miss Burris nor her moth
er. Mrs. L. A. Burris. widow of the
late Judge Burris. had any right in
the home while Mrs. Marks and her
10 year old son were deprived of it.
He granted Mrs. Marks $75 a month
alimony. $100 partial counsel fees and
the right to re-enter the residence.
The Burrißes were allowed five days
In which to vacate.
The principal stumbling block for
Marks in opposing his wife was a
letter written to "Dear Al" by "Edna.'*
Marks said he never saw the letter.
Miss Burris declared: "I was in a
foolish mood when I sent 'love and
kisses' to Marks. I wrote it in a
spirit of mischief. He was down
cast, and I felt in a jolly mood and
sought to cheer him."
WAS NOT BIGHT SPIRIT
"If yon wrote that in that spirit."
said Judge Graham, "F feel exceed
ingly sorry for you, Miss Burris."
in opposing Pagnuelo's motion for
the ousting of Miff Burris and her
mother. Marks* introduced an affidavit
attacking his wife, which Judge Gra
ham pronounced to be unwarrantable
and unbelievable. He censured the
defendant for introducing the docu
TWENTY PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1913—PAGES I TO 12
OLD MAN KILLED
BY JOY RIDERS
Automobiles Filled With Men
and Women Leave Aged
Victim Dead in Street
Automobile joy riders knocked
down and instantly killed J. C. Wil
liams, retired. fO years of age,'<-„at
Tenth avenue and East Twelfth street,
Oakland, at 1:50 o'clock this morn
ing. Two machines ran over him.
Both cars, containing laughing women
and men, put on high speed and
drove away into the night, leaving
their victim dead and mutilated in
The first machine knocked the man
down and ran over him, leaving the
victim in the path of the second ma
chine, which was directly behind.
F. Barash and his sister. Miss M.
Barasli. of 1019 East Twelfth street,
Oakland, were the only witnesses to
the accident. They had Just alighted
from the same Key Route train as
Williams and were a few dozen yards
in the rear of him as he was walking
up the street to his home.
Barash says that both machines
were filled with men and WomAi, that
they were large automobll'es ahd ap
parently private cars. He was un
able to secure the number of either
Oil Lands Withdrawn
By Execution Order
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—The presi
dent, on the recommendation of Sec
retary Dane, has withdrawn 45,7W
acres in southern California, believed
to be valuable for their oil i ontents.
Xhe reserve thus created includes
more than 'J.ooo acres In the Sunset
district. 40 or 50 miles west of Ba
kersfield, and nearly 44.000 acres in
the Belridge-Lost Hills district. Both
of these areas have been examined by
geologists of the geological survey.
3 Arrests in Quack Raid
DENVER FACES FOOD FAMINE
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6--The first
militant suffragist outbreak against
the American government was staged
today when Secretary Bryan vas
challenged at the convention for
National Popular Government with
the cry, "How about justice for
The secretary had just concluded a
ferient address on behalf of popular
rule. A tall, slender female arose in
her seat }n the front of the D. A. R,
j|M|yM*r« the mating was held, and
,;p»W|ft "%kt, "How about women, Mr.
art hot woro«n people?"
*Jh« suffragist champion was Miss'
ftpßen Todd, former Illinois state fac
tory inspector, now need of the Cali
fornia Civic league for Women.
Iter act "floored" the secretary for
a moment. A dosen other women
with angry gestures chimed in, "Tee,
how about women? Answer that. Mr.
Bryan turned t" the audience,
struggling to control his voice.
"Madam," he said. "I have no doubt
that In all your life you have fol
lowed your conscience and your judg
ment. Tn my work T hsrre tried to
follow mine." With that he left the
platform. Bryan left the hall by a
i si<ie entrance while a score of suf
; fragists began to buzz excited com
t went which portended ill for every
j speaker who should follow.
BANDIT IS FOILED
BY YOUNG WOMAN
Forced to Search Compan
ion's Pockets, She Carefully
Overlooks Roll of Money
When an armed highwayman held
up John Spaulding and his companion.
Miss Alive Islam, at Brookdale avenue
and Bartlett street. Berkeley. last
night he was bunkoed by the clever
Pressing a gun at the young
woman's head, he commanded hef to
search Spauldlng's pockets and hand
the contents over. The young woman
without a whimper obeyed the com
mand, but —and that was where the
highwayman was stung.
Miss Islam gave the bandit 10
cents and a pocket mirror. She pur
posely overlooked a nest little roll of
money which was in Spauldlng's in
The bandit was unmasked.
"He certainly must have been an
amateur," commented Miss Islam at
1,500 Strikers Have
Returned to Work
INDI ANAPOLIS, Dec. 6.—Half of the
3,000 striking teamsters and chauf
feurs returned to work today under
new working agreements providing
for better working conditions and In
creases in wages. The danger of a
general strike of employes of all in
dustries in Indianapolis which was
threatened is believed to have passed.
Two Candidates for
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Dec.
For the first time in a number of
years the position of editor of the
Dally Palo Alto, the-Stanford student
paper, will be contested In the elec
tion next Wednesday. A. M. Standish
was nominated at the student body
meeting yesterday and Otis Castle
is the Independent nominee.
"Plug Ugly" Rush of
Juniors and Seniors
Objectionable Poster Puts End to
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Dee. «.—
The "plug ugly" rush between the
senior and Junior classes has been
abolished by the university confer
ence. This action comes as the result
of the risque nature of the poster is
sued by the juniors before the lest
rush, which was held last month. This
poster was so offensive that several
students who were responsible for Us
publication were suspended from the
university by the student council.
A committee has been appointed to
find a suitable substitute for the "plug
Walk Out on Strike
SAN JOSE, Dec. 6. —Councilmen F.
R. Husted of the third ward, E. A.
Mansfield of the second ward and
Joseph Robinson of the first ward
walked out on a strike at a spe<"!al
council meeting called last evening to
consider the validity of a printing
bill. The chief of police was directed
by Mayor Thomas Monahan to go out
and bring them back, by force if
vecessery. but the 'officer reported an
hour later that he vu unable to
Fire Captain Saves
Comrade From Death
WhH« fighting a stubborn fire in
the basement of a stationery store at
2225 Shattuck avenue, Berkeley, early
this morning Lieutenant Laurence
Buchenery was saved from suffocation
and possible death. He was carried
into the street by Captain George
Creed. Both are members of the
Berkeley fire department. Buchenery
was leading his firemen in battling
the flames when he was caught in a
drift of gas flowing from a broken
pipe. Buchenery was revived.
No Rags, but Old Time
Dances at G. A. R. Fete
Present day rags, turkey trots and
tangos will be debarred and the old
fashioned Virginia reel, the minuet
and other dances of the ante-bellum
days will be revived tonight at' the
annual bazaar and dinner of the Colo
nel John B. Wyman circle. No. 22,
Indies of the G. A. R. which opened
this afternoon in Corinthian hall, Pa
cific building, W. O. W., Sixteenth
and Jefferson streets, Oakland.
Juvenile Court Ward
Is Runaway Suspect
»a.> wee. e. —KroDauon orn
cers are searching for Mrs. .Tames
Winsby, aged 17. a ward of the ju
venile court of San Francisco, who is
believed to be the young woman who
vanished Tuesday with a horse and
buggy which she rented. Mrs. Wins
by is the daughter of Mrs. E. L. Wag-
Doctors: Signs Papers
r —«_> I
WASHINGTON. Dec. «.—President
Wilson today disregarded the advice
of his family physician end went to
the executive offices adjoining the
White House, where he spent five min
utes at his desk signing Important
papers, and then returned to his
ro*m, where he expected to spend the
remainder of the day.
Wrecked on Coral Reef
NEW YORK. Dec. 6. —The steam
ship Seminole, which left New York
November 2> for West Indian ports,
with four passengers and a crew of
100, was wrecked on a coral reef near
Puerta Plants, Santo Domingo.
Hundred Killed and
Wounded in Wreck
LONDON, Dec. 6.—A news agency
dispatch to a London paper from
Bucharest today reports a hundred
killed and wounded In a wreck on the
Orient railway near Coleahti, Rou
DENVER, Dec. 6. —Denver is burled
under a mantle of snow nearly four
feet thick. The state of Colorado Is
covered and the storm is still raging.
Train communication is uncertain and
the danger of a serious food shortage
in the city is facing its inhabitants.
The bread supply is. exhausted and
butchers can deliver meat only on
foot. The coal supply in almost a
minus quantity and there -will be none
Milk and cream are being supplied
only for babies.
WORST STORM IX HISTORY
It is the worst storm in Colorado's
history. Hotels and theaters are
crowded and churches and school
houses thronged with refugees from
the business offices who nearly 36
hours ago started for their homes and
were cut off.
It is feared that when the drifts
are cleared away at the end of the
storm a score of dead bodies will be
recovered. A number of persons have
been reported as missing.
Streetcars, automobiles and even
horses are stalled in the streets and
walking is made all but impossible
by the blinding snow and the heavy
TERRIBLE CONDITIONS PREVAIL
Throughout the state conditions are
even worse, stories of houses col
lapsing because of the weight of
snow on the roofs.
Cattle and other domestic animals
are reported dying by thousands.
Only the agriculturists are benefited
by the storm. The snow is providing
their farms with water in such quan
tities as has never before been ex
RESCIERS FAIL TO AID
DALLAS, Dec. 6. —Latest reports,
some of which are confirmed, place
the total dead in the central Texas
flood at 53 today. Scores of persons
in a dozen communities' are still in
peril, clinging to the roofs of houses
and in treetops. Rescuers are power
less to aid them, because the trains
could not carry consignments of boats
to all the inundated towns.
FLOODS WASH OUT BRIDGE
FORT SMITH. Ark.. Dec. 6— Five
bents of the new $1,000,000 steel
bridge were carried out today by the
flood in' the Arkansas river. The
river has risen 12 feet in 24 hours
and is still rising.
Held Up and Robbed
F. E. White, an Oakland chauffeur,
was held up and robbed at the point
of a gun by a masked highwayman
while driving bis machine In San An
tonio avenue near Grand street. Ala
meda, at 11 o'clock last night. After
stopping the machine the footpad held
his pistol at White's head and forced
him to hand over f 1.50.
Elks Appeal to Settle
Liquor License Fight
Alameda lodge, Benevolent ana pro
tective Order,of Elks, is planning to
appeal to the supreme court in their
fight to sell liquor in their clubroomx
without a license. They won a decis
ion recently from Judge Murphey, who
held it was a private club, but want
to carry the-matter to the highest
court to settle It for all time.
Shot in Hand by
Holdup Man Whom
He Had Resisted
After Being Wounded, Visitor From
Spokane Is Robbed of Mone7
by Desperate Thug
Resisting an armed holdup man,
who demanded his money, at Filbert
and Powell streets shortly after 4
o'clock this morning, Hugh C. Harper
of Spokane, Wash., was shot in the
After the thug shot Harper he grap
pled with the visitor and, pointing
the gun at his breast, declared he
would kill him unless he handed over
his pocketbook. Harper complied and
the highwayman secured $5 for his
Weak from the loss of blood, Har
per staggered into the harbor hospi
tal for treatment. The police were
notified and a detachment of officers
was sent to the scene of the holdup.
No arrests have been made.
Society Woman Files
Action for Divorce
The handsome Nellie Blair Barker,
prominent in Denver and eastern
society, filed suit for divorce today in
a local court against Herbert J.
Barker, manager of the Northwestern
Supply company of Denver and a
member of several clubs in that city.
The couple married at Dead. N. D..
April 18, 1904, and Mrs. Barker came
to this city at the request, It is said,
of Mrs. Douglas Crane, society dancer,
who was formerly Miss Payne. The
complaint was very brief, charging
that Barker deserted her October 1,
1908. The wife asks $250 a month ali
Exhibition Hall Is
Fired by Arsonettes
LONDON. Dec. «.—The Rusholme
exhibition hall in South Manchester
was destroyed by fire by the suffra
gettes with a loss of $60,000. Near
the scene of the fire was found an
abusive letter addressed to Premier
Asquith. The Liverpool "arsonettes"
set fire to the scenic railway in the
Liverpool exposition grounds, partly
destroying it. There was also a let
ter abusing the premier left by an in
cendiarist. Militants tried to burn
the grandstand of the famous Aintree
racecourse near Liverpool, but were
prevented by the police.
Missing Man Charged
With Embezzling $65
Alfred E. King, assistant depart
ment manager of the' Pacific Hard
ware and Steel company, who has
been missing from his home and busi
ness since Thursday, is sought for by
the police on a charge of embezzle
ment In the sum of $65. The warrant
was sworn to last night by Louis K.
Walsh, vice president and credit man
ager of the firm.. King has been liv
ing at 771 Turk street.
Reach N.Y.; Must Ride
Barrel Around Earth
N'KW YORK. Dec. 6.— W. Attilies Se
mardi and Eugene Vianello, accompa
nied by a barrel, arrived today on
board the French liner Niagara. The
two men are rolling the barrel around
the world for a wager of $10,000, and
have already covered 24,000 miles in
Rob Night Foreman
Starting for work, R. P. Johnson,
night foreman of the Southern Pacific
West Oakland yards, was held up and
robbed at 6 o'clock last night hy two
highwaymen at the foot of Adeline
street. The men got |34 and a gold
watch. The policy think the men may
be the "tall and short" bandits who
have been operating in Oakland suc
cessfully for the last two weeks.
Mrs. Pankhurst Top
111 for Forcible Feeding
EXETER, Eng.. Dec. «.—The condi
tion of Mrs. Pankhurst is serious to
day owing to her continued hunger
and thirst strike. Her heart is weak.
The jail doctor said the prisoner's
condition was too low for forcible
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Armed with warrants, detectives
swooped down upon two "museums of
anatomy" in a raid this morning,
grabbed a wagonload of wax figures
for evidence, arrested the managers
and barred the doors behind which
the quack specialists have grown fat.
The "joints" raided were "the Gal
lery of Scientific Wonders," Dr.
George Morton, 745 Market street, and
the Cook Medical Company museum,
83 Third street.
'Operating a museum without a li
cense" is the charge sworn to In the
warrants by Louis Ward, attorney for
the state board of medical examiners.
In this first step against the shops
used as bait by the sleek charlatan
Who sits in his swivel chair upstairs
and scares the flies ensnared in the
web out of their day labor savings.
The Call and the state board of medi
cal examiners scored the biggest vic
tory of the many battles won since
the campaign against the black sheep
of the medical profession was
BAXTER GIVES I P FIGHT
Coupled with the victory over the
museums came the announcement that
"Dr." C. A. Baxter of the Globe Spe
cialists, 773 Market street, had given
up the fight and will leave California
Baxter's attorney made the agree
ment with Louis Ward, secretary of
the boaj- dof medical examiners. When
Baxter appeared in the police court
today he changed his plea, pleading
guilt yto obtaining money under fa.ls»
pretenses. Judge Shortall fined him
$100, being aware of his decision to
quite the state.
HIGGINS STIL.I. MISSING
Dr. Spencer L Higgins of the "M. S.
Chenoweth" company, formerly at 718
Market street, did not appear before
Judge Crist, despite the effort made
by his attorney, James Sweeney, to
find him. Higgins' $250 bail went into
the credit of the police department,
and the quack is still hunted as a
fugitive from justice.
WAR ON JORDAN Ml SKI M
A third "museum," that of Doctor
Jordan at 5*86 Market street, oper
ates under a license. The field has
been mapped out for a smashing cam
paign against the Jordan "museum.
The police commission will be asked
Monday by the medical examiners to
revoke the permit.
According to Ward and Doctor
Pinkham. the petition will be backed
up by evidence that will set the com
mission against the Jordan museum
HOLSMAN "MISEIM MAGNATE"
The warrant against the Third
street place called for C. K. Holsman.
said to be the manager. According
to the affidavit of Dr. O. S. Essenson.
the Cook Medioal. company is the
property of the notorious Dr. Otto C.
Besides Holsman, Dr. C W. Steele
3Q Montgomery Streat_