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NAN FRANCISCO CAM- VOL lift, NO. 12.
U. S. WARSHIPS RESCUE 500 AMERICANS
Sweetheart Lures Boy Bandits to Police Net
BLOW MENLO SAFE; GET $2,000
Held in detinue in Oakland as a
■witness against the boy bandits. Ger
trude Crawford, today told of her
love for Eastland Brittonn thus:
« Ilove him dearly. I am ready to
marry him mm soon ■• they let aa ro.
"He baa done nothing; to make tuem
keep him. My faith in him Im nn
We were T>lmnntmX»~*tir marriage
vrhen l'antlanri waa arreated.
••He cave me a diamond encase
ment ring: and a Bold locket. 1 don't
think they were stole*.
"Hr gave me other things, too."
Trapped in the borne of a girl on
whom they had showered stolen gifts.
* Kdstland Britton. 17 years old. and
Millard Cooke, 18 years old. are held
In the Oakland city prison as bandits
today. To them is laid a wave of
crime. They have confessed three
The girl. Gertrude Crawford. 17
years old and pretty, was secretly
arrested two days ago. The boys
were caught from ambush when they
called to take her out in a stolen
Britton is a nephew of John A.
Britton, president of the Pacific Gas
and Electric company.
DBSEHTKD BY FATHER
For a year Miss Crawford's eldest
brother. William, has been the head
of the family since the mother left, a
year ago. after being deserted by the
Fresh clews to trie bandit's career
tvere gtven the police by George
Crawford, a bedridden cripple of five
years, who was left alone all night
on his cot in the attic of the house,
•46P, Thirty-eight street. Oakland, at
which young Britton and his compan
ion were caught. The elder brother
left aftfr the arrest, and shortly be
fore midnight all the furniture was
removed in vans, the sick child being
Miss Crawford, after her secret ar
rest two days ago as a witness,
■waited, under the direction of the
police, for the boys till they came in
the stolen automobile to take her out
for a ride.
WALK IVTO A MBI'SH
Britton and Cook were caught as
they were entering- the house by De
tectives Richard McSorley and Thomas
Wood, who waited In ambush.
They took their arrest as a joke.
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Glove and Merchandise
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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
CALL-POST WILL REPLY
Concerning State Insurance
BECAUSE of the great in
terest throughout San
Francisco and California in the
new workmen's compensation,
insurance and safety act, com
monly known as the work
men's compensation act, and
the general desire for enlight
enment on various phases of
the law, The Call and Post will
answer questions through its
columns daily on anything re
lating to the proposition.
Send yonr*written questions to
The Call aad Poat. They will
be answered by Colonel Har
ris Welnatook, Will J. French
and A. J. PMlahury. compos
ing tbe state industrial acci
dent board, and both em
ployer and employe will have
aa opportunity to obtain a
good Idea of what tbe law la.
The act sroea into effect Janu
ary 1, and its aponaera aay it
will be one of the area test
legislative beneflta ever given
to the worklnarmen and
women of California.
Write your questions plainly
and make them concise.
Watch the eolumna of this
paper closely, aa the question
you Intended to ask may be
propounded In the query of
Hurled from the window in the
second story of a lodging house at 76
Clary street, William Rein, IS. a ma
chinist, lies dying at the Central
emergency hospital. He was flung
to the stone paving after a desperate
battle with two men who over
powered the lad and deliberately
threw him out.
Six of the people who were in the
house at the time, including one wo
man and the two men accused by
Rein in his dying statement to the
police, are held at the city prison,
awaiting the outcome of Rein's inju
ries. The six are John Trecanis. pro
prietor of the lodging house; hi" wife.
Belle Trecanis; John Apospolou, his
brother, Andy Apospolou; John Zavos
and James Jews.
Rein, who lives at the Sterling
hotel, 377 Third street. In his story
to the police said that he went to the
lodging bouse last night to discuss
money matters with John Apospolou.
They quarreled. At 2:30 o'clock Rein
returned to the house and the argu
ment over the money was renewed.
To make peace, Apospolou Invited
Rein to have a drink, but Rein was
suspicious of some trick and refused,
whereupon the quarrel blazed up
again. Rein says that, after knock
ing him down, John Apospolou, as
sisted by Trecanis, picked him up
bodily and hurled him through a
window. He fell on the pavement,
partially fracturing his skull, break
ing several bones and sustaining in
His condition is believed hopeless.
Officers Earle and O'Connell arrested
the six people, all of whom are be
lieved to have been either accessories
or witnesses to the crime.
At Fair Is Sublet
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 13— Richard
Emerzian of Fresno, who received the
concession for the sale of peanuts at
both tlie San Francisco and San Diego
expositions in 1915. has turned over
his rights to Charles E. Trezona of
the North American. Mercantile com
pany of San Francisco. All the pea
nuts sold at the two expositions will
be grown In Kings county, California,
by a company recently formed there.
Emerzian will have charge of the
production of the peanuts needed.
TWENTY-TWO PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1013—PAGES 1 TO 12
Works Introduces Bill Asking
Permission to Build Span
From S. F. to Oakland
Permission to construct the gigan
tic suspension bridge which he has
planned to span Sen Fr&nclaco bay
and to unite this city with Oakland
may be granted by congress to Allan
C. Rush, the Los Angeles, engineer,
by a btll which was introduced today
in the senate by Senator John Works.
The Works bill would grant Rush
right to sell one-third Interest in the
bridge to the city of San Francisco
and another third to the cities on the
east shore of the bay.
Rush's plans call for an expendi
ture of about $26,000,000.
The bridge would reach from Tele
graph hlli to a point on the Oakland j
shore and would have Goat Island as
its center support. There would be i
fire piers and four spans, with a !
length of 4.560 feet in each span. The
height of the bridge above water
would be 150 feet. Eight cables, each i
one Jo inches in diameter, would sup
port the structure. The total length
would be over four and a half miles.
It is proposed to have six car tracks
and two driveways. If the terminals
are not included m the cost. Rush
says, the bridge will pay 4% per cent
on $16,000,000 bonds.
Going Deaf? Then
Wiggle Your Ears
And Make Grimaces
French Physician Says Imitating
Jackass and Monkey Keeps Eus
tachian Tubes Clear
CHICAGO, Dec. 13.—1f you want
to ward off deafness, wag your ears
and make faces.
This is the advice given by the
French physician Fernet in an ar
ticle in the current number of the
Journal of the Medical association.
According to the article, the mak
ing of faces and the wagging of ears
exercises the eustachian tubes and
helps to prevent a loss of the hear
President's Cold Keeps
Him From Club Feast
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—President
Wilson's cold was much better today,
and, though the weather was mild
and tempting. Dr. Grayson ordered
him to remain in his room and to
cancel his engagement to attend the
dinner of tlie Gridiron club tonight.
The president wrote a letter of regret.
WITH P. 0.
Posses in Autos Baffled in
Search for Peninsula
Deputy sheriffs In automobiles are '
scouring- San Mateo county in search
iof a gang of safe crackers which
j broke into the post office at Menlo .
j Park early thii morning, blew the j
; safe wit htwo heavy charges of cx
i plosives and made off with coin and)
registered mail, said to be worth
The robbery was committed short
-Ily after theater train left Menlo Park
at 12:43 o'clock.
I The noise of the explosion was
: heard by Tom Higgins, a gateman
j employed by the Southern Pacific
'company, who Immediately sounded
j the alarm.
Constable Martin Walsh hurried to
• tlie , scene, but the robbers had .fled
1 with the loot.
A window of the postofflce had
j been forced with a jimmy. Postage
I stamps were scattered over the floor.
Word was sent to Redwood City,
whence deputy sheriffs were sent In
different directions, as there were no
early morning trains on which the
robbers could have escaped.
The authorities admit they are com
BURIED IN POTTER'S FIELD
ROME, Dec. 13.— Franklin Simmons,
the famous American sculptor, who
died in the Hotel d'ltalle Wednesday,
.was buried in the potter's field, it was
LIKE TO BE A MINT?
Lots of boys are coin
. ing pennies every after
noon selling Calls. The
demand is so great that
they have no trouble
disposing of them. Every
time you sell 100 you
make 50 cents. Many of
our young salesmen sell*
400 and 500 a day. You
can see how soon the
pennies turn into dollar/.
Ask the circulation de
partment about it.
TDATTLESHIP RHODE ISLAND, now in Tampico,
on board which scores of refugees are seeding safety
from the shell riddled town. Rear Admiral Fle\cher (upper
right) is in command of the American forces. By his side is
Admiral Sir Christopher Cradocfy, in command of the British"
Mrs. Charles Warren Granted
Divorce and Custody of
Their 2 Children
Testimony whispered into the ear
of Judge Cabanlss today won an in
terlocutory decree of divorce for Mrs.
Charles Warren, daughter of the late
Judge Aylett R. Cotton.
The court order is the last act in
the woes of the Warrens and of the
Charles Bakers. The two couples
were arrested while slumming on the
Barbary coast two years ago, and
that escapade was soon followed by
two divorce suits. The Bakers were
The property of the Warrens, esti
mated to be worth from $500,000 to
$750,000, will be divided when the
final decree is issued.
Mrs. Warren alleged cruelty. Her
mother, Mrs. Hattle E. Cotton, cor
The wife was given $150 a month
alimony and custody of their two
children, whom the father may see
Van Loads of Holly
For Xmas Decorations
Mrs. William ii. Crocker is going
to help Santa Clause at Burlingame
this year. Because no holly Jias
been stolen from New Place, she will
distribute five van loads of it Decem
ber Zi lor Christmas decorations.
GETS A DOUSING
Nearly Half Inch Found in
U. S. Rain Gauge This Morn
ing; Wet Clear to Eureka
A heavy rain began falling in San
Francisco late yesterday afternoon
and continued far into the night.
When the weather bureau took the
measurements of the rain gauge this
morning lt was found that the pre
cipitation for the storm amounted to
.48 of an inch.
The total rain for the season is 7.29
inches, against 5.34 at this date last
Forecaster Willson says we will
probably get more rain tomorrow.
The storm extended from Eureka to
Fresno, where a light sprinkle fell.
Eureka got .82 of an inch of rain.
Red Bluff .12, Sacramento .26, San Jose
.54 and San Luis Obispo .IS.
Southern California will get rain
today, according to the weather
Revenue Cutter Rushed
To Flooded District
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Deo. I.l.—The reve
nue cutter Wlndom Is being rushed to
Velaseo, the town nearest the inun
dated section in Texas, Harry a.
Black, chairman of the Galveston re
lief commtltee, today telegraphed Sec
retary McAdoo that two counties are
almost entirely under water.
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PRICE TWO CENTS
IF TURN SAVED
BY YANKEE FLEEI
Men, Women and Children Transferred to War
ships While Rebels and Federals Battle for Pos
session of Strategically Important Mexican Port
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—Rear Admiral Fletcher cabled
from Tampico under date of 1 a. m. today that at 4 p. m. yesterday
he had ordered all Americans out of the city, and that before mid
night he had transferred about five hundred, who were aboard the
Wheeling and Tacoma, to the battleships Virginia, Rhode Island
and New Jersey, outside.
The admiral reported that all foreign women and children
were out of the city at 1 o'clock this morning, but that some men
preferred to remain. He also stated that the situation was "get
ting worse," and that skirmishing continued, with the Mexican
gunboat Brave shelling the position of the constitutionalists.
Admiral Fletcher asked the navy department to make public
announcement that all foreigners were safe and that it was impos
sible to send personal messages to all who have relatives on the
SON HOME FROM
ALASKA, IS RICH
The mother of William Wise, one of
tlie new proprietors of the Hotel Nor
mandie, i 3 a happy woman today. She
is reunited with the son who, though
today only 32 years old, has spent
nearly half his life in the frozen
wilds of Alaska, amassing the fortune
with which he expects to make- her
happy for the rest of her days.
Mrs. Wise, a little, gray haired
woman, who lost her fortune in the
1906 fire, has since been living in
comparative poverty in a little cot
tage at Hermosa Beach, near Los An
geles. She arrived today from the
south and was met by her stalwart
son. She was put into a taxicab and
whirled away to the hotel.
Wise, who has made and lost sev
eral fortunes in Alaska, went to the
frozen north when he was a boy of
thirteen. He had been working in
the Mohave desert for "Borax" Smith
before that, but had heard marvelous
tales that excited his boyish imag
"1 thought." he said this morning,
smiling at the recollection, "that all
1 had to do was to land in Alaska
and begin picking up nuggets off the
beach. Tlie reality was somewhat
Young Wise was one of the three
men who discovered the Idltarod min
ing district, and was one of the four
locators of the Otter association that
owned some of the richest claims of
that district. He was the first re
corder of Idltarod.
CORNERED IN MINE
BTNOHAM. Utah. Dec. 13.—Stimulus
was given to the man hunt in the
Utah-Apex mine for Ralph Lopez by
a story told to the sheriffs early to
day by Sam Rogers, shift boss, who
said he had seen and talked with
the desperado yesterday and the day
Rogers said he had agreed to meet
and talk with Lopez again today.
The shift boss said the fugitive had
declared he would die fighting.
"I know they me cornered in this
mine," Lopez is quoted by Rogers
"This is my grave. I've made up
my mind to that.
• t am not going to.commit suicide.
I am going to wait her e for the end,
and I shall fight whenever I have to.
• I could have killed more men than
I have. Time and again I have fol
lowed posses In here and heard their
plans for killing me. I easily could
have killed every one of them.
"Nobody would have known I was
fn here if it had not been for Julie
Uorrello and Mike Stefano, whom I
thought were my friends.. If I could
kill them both I would die happy."
ships. The Navy department has
engaged the Ward liner Morro Cas
tle, which will arrive at Tampico
early tomorrow, to receive such ref
ugees as may wish to leave.
VERA CRUZ, Dec. 13.—Fighting was
resumed at Tampico this morning in
defiance of the orders issued yester
day by Rear Admiral Fletcher, in
command of the American forces.
News of the resumption of the bat
tle was given out here today at Mex
ican military headquarters. There is
much speculation as to what action
Admiral Fletcher will take.
A troop train arrived here early
today from Mexico City, carrying sol
diers to be rushed aboard a transport
bound for Tampico.
Reports are persistent that the reb
els have divided their forces, and an
attack has either been made or is
about to be made on Tuxpam.
JIOXTEREY EXPECTS ASSAI I.T
VERA CRUZ, Dec. 13—There is ev
ery indication that the city of Mon
terey may be attacked by the rebels
at any moment, according to a dis
patch from Philip C. Hanna, the
American consul general there. The
telegram was filed this morning by
way of Tampico, and was sent from
that seaport to Vera Cruz by wire
A considerable federal army is be
lieved to be concentrated at Monterey.
REBELS SIRROIN'O O.IIXAGA
By Associated Press.
OJINAGA. Mex., Dec. 13 —Perched
on the high hill of Ojinaga, which
commands a sweeping view of the
nearby desert and canyons, the fed
eral army today had its guns trained
in anticipation of an attack by reb
els, said to number between 4.000 and
6,000. who are rapidly surrounding
The commanding position of the
federals with trenches and forta pre
pared for resistance will make it im
possible for the rebels to storm the
place without great loss of life. Such
an attack would mean that the rebels
would be constantly exposed to a
heavy fire while climbing the pre
cipitous approaches, except for the
slight shelter afforded by thick mes
qu-ite bushes. The 4.000 federals gar
risoned here, after their retreat from
Chihuahua, have resigned themselves
to the idea of an attack. The rebels,
under Oeneral Herrera, have an
nounced their intention of attacking
from three sides to force the surren
der or to drive the enemy across the
river into the United States.
Four more troops of cavalry rein
forced the United States border pa
trol at Presidio, Tex., today. The
American military authorities have
notified both sides that no shots must
be fired across the river.
BATTLESHIP HEU HES TAMPIt'O
WASHINGTON. Pec. 13 —The Amer
ican fleet at Tampico today was aug-
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