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EI, PASO. Tex., Dec. IS.—General
Pnneho Villa notified th* Trrrar.au
family that lie must be paid n ran*
"om of $500,000 by Niinoet Sunday, or
I,nls Terraian Jr. will be execute* I,
according; to refugees who arrived in
Juarex from Chihuahua today. On
the special train were more than 300
foreigners, lncldlng American*, Ger
mans, Italian* and Spaniard's. They
■aid that condition* in th Mexican
city since its occupation by General
Kranclsco Villa warranted the depart
ure of all foreigner*. A *tory that a
new revolution wa* to be »tarted
against both Huerta and Villa hy K.iul
llo Yanquez Gomez was not credited.
MEXICO CITY. Dec. 18—Emlllo
Zapata today demanded the surrender
of Mexico City. The message was
brought here by a courier under cover
of darkness and taken to the minister
It Is believed ti:<«.t lack of artlllery
alone prevents the Zapatistas from
attacking the capital. The govern
ment has at last awakened to the
serlousnes of the situation, and as
many of the Lanital troops as can be
spared have been rushed out to the de
fense of the threatened suburbs.
The town of Los Reyes on the In
teroceanic railway. 14 miles southeast
of the capital, was looted by Zapa
tistas yesterday. The town was
partly destroyed. Twenty-six citizens
who resisted the bandits were klll^i.
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release on Christmas day many depu
ties who were imprisoned when he
dissolved congress. This move is also
believed to be due to representations
made by the American government
asking that justice be done the pris
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POWERS CHANGES HIS
MIND; TELLS NOTHING
TO U.S. ATTORNEYS
James Smith of the Western Fuel company (left) going to court
with his attorney, Stanley Moore.
Saves Boy's Lung
AUTO accident to San Jose
boys causes puncture of
lung by broken rib.
Escaping air fills lung cavity
and tissues underneath skin.
Hydraulic pressure from
kitchen sink faucet applied to
lung acts as suction pump.
Air rushes into lung through
windpipe, organ regaining
power and becoming normal.
Injured lad recovers.
BOY'S LIFE SAVED
BY KITCHEN SINK
Hydraulic Pressure Restores
Punctured Lung by De
SAN JOSE. Dec. 18.—After using a
common kitchen variety of water fau
cet for his lung expanding power for
a week, David Pettit Jr., whose life
was despaired of a week ago, after he
was horribly crushed In an automo
bile accident, was able to leave Co
lumbia hospital today.
The rush of water through an open
faucet hitched to the injured boy's
lung through an incision supplied the
vacuum in the lung cavity that made
normal respiration possible.
Members of the medical profession
acquainted with the case have con
gratulated Dr. D. A. Beattie, who re
sorted to the method In an effort to
save his patient.
Young Pettit and his father. an
Edenvale rancher, were victims In a
wreck of automobiles on the Monterey
oad three weeks ago. One of the
boy's broken ribs punctured a lung.
The escaping air filled the cavity com
pletely and the tissues under the skin,
causing an enormous swelling.
Hydraulic pressure was applied to
Imitate breathing by Inserting a tube
In the lung and attaching It to the
water pipe. The lung gradually re
gained power until all danger was
Mitchel Too Busy for
"After Dinner Mayor"
By Associated Press.
XKW YORK. Dec. 18.—Finding- it
impossible, he said, to fulfill the du
ties of an "after dinner mayor" and
an "after breakfast mayor," John
Purroy Mltchel, mayor elect, has an
nounced that he must forego the
pleasure of the former Incumbent.
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL AXD POST, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1913
Fails to Keep Appointment,
But Is Given One More
Experiencing a change of heart
overnight, Edwin Powers, former as
sistant superintendent of the Western
Fuel company, failed to keep an ap
pointment this morning with Special
Prosecutors Matt L Sullivan and
Theodore Roche he had arranged In
order to tell the government prosecu
tors the secrets of the fuel concern
in his possession.
"I have nothing to say." was all the
former employe of the Indicted men
explained, when he was finally taken
to the offices of Sullivan & Roche In
the Humboldt Bank building.
ANOTHER APPOINTMENT TONIGHT
Powers has another appointment
with the prosecutors tonight. If he
tells the story he promised a few
days ago, the order of witnesses will
be changed to put him on ahead of
W. H. Tldwell, chief special agent of
the treasury, who superintended the
securing of evidence In the fraud
case, when court convenes tomorrow.
Edwin Powers is the brother of
David Powers, one of the govern
ment's first Important witnesses.
When Dave Powers was arrested for
the alleged betrayal of Miss Lena
Caduff, 20 years old, the older brother
declared, "I will go into court and
tell a story that will need no further
witnesses to win the government's
Secretary Norcross was on the wit
ness stand all morning.
COILD NOT REMEMBER
Secretary Norcross was asked by
the special prosecutor to give the
names of the "executive committee,"
which. It is claimed, kept no book's,
but transacted all of the important
business of the company in secret-
Norcross said he could not remember
any of them. Roche did bring out In
other ways the fact that Robert Bruce
was a member of the committee, but
this failed to refresh Norcross' mem
MEMORY IS REFRESHED
After refreshing his memory by
looking at the statements of business
for the year Secretary Norcross stated
that the profit from the sale of coal
imported from Australia In the "over
run" account was $21,875. This "over
run" accounts for coal in excess of
the amount laden on the vessels at
the mines, according to the mine
A score of secret service operatives,
detailed to San Francisco on the
Western Fuel case by Chief Flynn
eight months ago, hav e asisted in pre
paring the case of the government
without their presence becoming gen
erally known. The corps of oper
atives on the case were asigrned from
Washington, and although they had
offices In the postofßce building, did
not work under the direction of the
"Skln-'em-a]ive" Kelly, a character
well known in some quarters of San
Francisco, is said to be In charge of
several detectives in the employ of
the defense working on the case.
Kelly has not missed a minute of the
trial so far. He always leaves tho
courtroom with Edward J. Smith..
No indictments will come to the
federal grand Jury's investigation of
the eleventh hour felony charge
lodged against David Powers, the
government's star witness in the
fraud case, according to the opinion
expressed today by Special Prose
cutor Theodore Roche.
Tietjen to Spend Honeymoon
When Albert Doremus Tietjen ot
New York, society pet, football star,
graduate of New York university,
commodore of the Mount Vernon
Yacht club and son of a millionaire
banker, came to San Francisco less
than six months ago, it was with the
avowed intention of fitting out an
expedition for a journey to the So
ciety islands in search of pirate sold.
Now he is going to marry Miss Loelia
Gordenker, daughter of a Glen Ellen
family, friends of Jack London, and a
niece of an admiral in the Russian
The location of the vast wealth was
contained in a map left Tietjen by
his grandfather, a sea captain.
PAPA HALTS TRIP FOR GOLD
Young Tietjen was besieged daily at
his apartments in the St. Francis by
waterfront men and genuine sea dogs*,
all bent on the treasure hunt. Tiet
jen tentatively engaged a half dozen,
and was looking around for a sturdy
ship when Papa Tietjen, who had
gotten wind of the proposed adven
ture, nipped it in the bud with a
Short, pointed telegram.
Meanwhile friends had introduced
young Tietjen to San Francisco so
ciety. He became something of a
tango expert, and his presence was
required at many exclusive little par
ties. At one of these parties he met
Americanized and independent. Miss
Gordenker had entered the California
Woman's hospital "for a life of use
fulness." as she expressed It. and was
graduated about the time the New
Yorker arrived here. They fell in
love. Miss Gordenker promised her
hand if he would guarantee her a trip
to the treasure Island.
weddim; Mvi soos
"Easiest thing you know." young
Tietjen said to his beautiful fiancee.
Friends say his parents approved
of the engagement, but frowned on
the plans for the honeymoon trip.
Anyway the wedding- bells are due
to ring- In a few days in Oakland. He
is living with friends In Burlingame.
Mr. Tietjen Sr. is president of the
West Side bank of New York.
THEFT OF PICTURE
The mysterious disappearance of the
painting* entitled "The Indian Girl."
by Mrs. Alice Coutts, from the art
galleries of Rabjohn & Morcom. 240
Post street, yesterday, is still puz
zling Mrs. Coutts, the art dealers and
the police. No clew has yet been found
to the thief, but it is the belief of the
firm that the picture was stolen on
account of its dainty beauty rather
than its value. The painting was
listed at $86.
One of the proprietors said that he
hung the picture In the morning:.
Later In the day he noticed that it
was gone, but supposed one of the
clerks had taken it down to show to
a customer. It was not until an hour
later, when he noticed that the pic
ture was still missing, that he found,
upon investigation, it had been stolen.
The screw by which it was hung had
been Jerked from the wall.
Color Is lent to the theory that the
picture was stolen by some one who
particularly admired it by the fact
that adjoining it were several paint
ings of much higher value, including
canvases by William Keith.
"The Indian Girl" was a small can
vas, only six by eight inches, and
easily concealed. It is in Mrs. Coutts'
best style, being an exquisitely
Mrs. Coutts and her husband, Gor
don Coutts, who is also an artist, re
turned recently from Europe, where
they were studying and working.
They live at 406 Pacific avenue, Oak
Christmas Money for
City Street Employes
A plea from the men employed by
the day In the city street cleaning; and
repal rdepartments has moved Audi
tor Boyle and Treasurer McDougald
to make arrangements to pay them
before Christmas. Matters will be
so arranged that the men will get
15 days' pay in time for the holiday
SUIT TO BEGIN
The ordinance directing: the city at
torney to begin the condemnation suit
against the Spring Valley Water com
pany has been signed by acting Mayor
Jennings, and Thomas E- Haven, spe
cial counsel for the city. Is ready to
file the complaint. City Attorney
Long Is authority for the statement
that this will be the largest suit in
condemnation ever Instituted In this
or any other country. The amount
Involved depends on the value placed
on the water properties, and is in the
neighborhood of $37,500,000. Three
Judges, selected Jointly by the city
and the water company, will try the
case in this city.
FIFTY FAMILIES IN WANT
MARYSVILLE. Dec. 18.—According
to a report of the local relief society,
50 families are In dire want in a
population of 6.000, making one put
of every hundred in the city destitute.
JAIL AS 6
Officers Baffled by Escape of
County Prisoner; Auto in
Waiting Outside Fence
With the aid of a confederate in an
auto, John Resinger foiled six guards
and escaped from the county Jail to
day. The tooting of an auto horn
outside the prison yard gave the alarm
after he had eluded the watchers. He
is believed to have fled In the ma
Sheriff Eggers Immediately started
an investigation and the police began
a citywlde search.
Resinger was doing 90 days for a
misdemeanor, having been sentenced
November 4 for disturbing the peace.
His escape is one of the most daring
from the county jail In years. The
Investigators were baffled by the
Misses 3 Ships, but
Likes San Francisco
Secretary for Philippines, "Held Up"
by Lack of Senate Action, Will
Now Indulge in Trip North
"Truly, San Francisco Is a great
place in which to be held up,* said
Winfred T. Denison, secretary of the
interior for the Philippines, when he
failed again to sail on the Mongolia
today through tardiness of the senate
to confirm his nomination.
Three trans-Pacific steamers have
sailed since Denison arrived at the
Fairmont hotel nearly a month ago.
In each case he has had his trunk
packed and his hat on ready for his
confirmation message, which was held
up because of press of work iri the
senate and the investigation of
charges made against him.
As there are no more steamers sail
ing for the Philippines till December
30, Denison will spend the interven
ing time visiting friends in Seattle.
Early Morning Blaze
Scares Hotel Guests
Three engines, two chemicals, three
hose wagons, one truck and the water
tower were called out at 7 o'clock this
morning when a fire alarm was turned
In from Fourth and Market streets for
a blazing chimney at the New Fashion
restaurant. 78 Ellis street. Guests In
nearby hotels were frightened by the
Are bells, but the apparatus left in
short order. No damage was done the
AS A SWINDLER
On the charge of being an amiable
swindler. Miss Nettle Putnam, a
charming divorcee, 26, and her com
panion, C. Campbell Denman, the
scion of a wVll known London fam
ily, will leave here today for Los An
geles under police escort. They were
both arrested last night in her apart
ments in the Hotel Glen, where she
had arrived a short time ago. with
four trunks, three aliases and a for
tune in diamonds and other Jewels.
She Is accused of having swindled
merchants and banks of $1,200 by the
use of a trick in Juggling her bank
According: to the Nick Harris de
tective agency. Miss Putnam, alias
Lule Rogers, alias Lule Reeves, alias
Mrs. Rennian, reached Los Angeles
November 17, and C. Campbell Den
man arrived several weeks later. The
woman opened an account with a
Spring street bank, depositing $200.
A like amount was deposited in an
other bank. The couple then char
tered an automobile and made a tour
of the Broadway stores, making small
purchases and giving checks in excess
of the goods bought. Shortly before
the banks closed checks were pre
sented at the banks for the full
amount of the Putnam deposits, and
immediately the couple arranged to
leave town. They were traced through
a taxicab driver.
When the couple reached San Fran
cisco she opened an account with the
Crocker National bank for $625. The
police believe she planned to repeat
the Los Angeles trick. In the city
prison today, where both she and her
companion spent the night, Miss Put
nam Indignantly denies the charges
against her, but says she will not
fight extradition and will stand trial.
The police, on the other hand, say
that if she Is the Mrs. Denman for
whom they have been seeking she Is
one of the cleverest check passers In
the country and is wanted in several
cities. She Is a native of West Vir
ginia and went to Los Angeles from
Buenos Aires. South America
Because President Wilson caught a
bad cold when he attended the army
navy football game, L. E. Pinkham,
governor elect of Hawaii, was unable
to sail on the Mongolia today. Gov
ernor Pinkham arrived at the Stewart
hotel this morning, four days late.
Pinkham will leave on the Hono
lulan December 23.
He was given a right royal welcome
by San Francisco and Island friends
In the lobby of the hotel this morn
ing. Everybody shook him by the
hand, and Clerk Charles Green was
so overcorrte that he pocketed the pen
with which the governor signed his
name upon the register. "This pen
will be historical some day," was
"My administration will be con
servative," said Pinkham, "and the
rich and poor will be equally consid
ered. I can not talk about the sugar
Complete list of rooms to let, Call-
Post Want Ad section. ,
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 your written questions to
The Can and Post. They will
be answered by Colonel Har
ris Welnstoek, Will J. French
and A. J. Plllsbury, compos
ing the state industrial acci
dent board, and both em
ployer and employe will have
an opportunity to obtain a
good idea of what the law Is.
The act goes Into effect Janu
ary 1, and Its sponaera say It
will be one of the greatest
legislative benefits ever given
to the worklngmen and
women of California.
Write your questions plainly
and make them concise.
Watch the columns of this
paper closely, as the question
you Intended to ask may be
propounded in the query of
SUPT. DAVIS OF
J. M. Davis, general superintendent
of the Southern Pacific company for
the last seven years, with headquar
ters in San Francisco, resigned today.
He will leave this city the first of the
year to become identified with one of
the largest railroads in the east, the
name of which has not yet been di
Davis entered the railway service in
1888 as a freight brakeman and his
rise has been almost spectacular.
As general superintendent of the
Southern Pacific's central division he
bad jurisdiction over more territory
than that of many general managers
of eastern roads. He Is one of the
ouugeat general superintendents in
State Law Wins Over
Treaty of Nations
State law won over an international
treaty today when Judge Coffey de
nied the application of R. A. Fontana,
Greek consul, fur letters of adminis
tration la the estate of John Serviss,
who died December 12. Letters were
given to the public administrator, who
was represented by Attorney Thomas
The point that decided the case was
previously decided In Judge Coffey's
court, Hickey being one of the coun
sel In the first case, Involving a
treaty with Sweden.
Fontana claimed the letters under
the most favored nation clause in a
treaty with Sweden, made in 1911,
giving consuls jurisdiction over es
tates of their nationals. Hickey
showed that it had been held this
treaty did not supersede a state law
S. T. Hog-evoli, Fontana's attorney,
said an appeal would be taken.
U.S. Gunboats Sent
To Orient on Liner
The knockdown gunboats Monocacy
and Palos, built at the Mare island
navy yard at a saving to the govern
ment of $23,000, are in the hold of the
liner Mongolia, leaving San Francisco
The ships will be put together un
der Assistant Naval Constructor L S.
Border, former planning superintend
ent of Mare Island,' and will be ready
for launching four months after ar
riving In Shanghai.
The vessels will be used in the Phil
Constructor Border left on the Mon
golia, as did Lieutenant A. F. Carter,
Machinist Harry Mitchell and Drafts
man E. Paterson, who will help put
the ships together.
Highway Bond Case
Submitted to Court
The case in which Supervisor Jo
seph M. Kelley of Oakland is attempt
ing to restrain the state and county
treasurers and the county auditor
from buying $200,000 worth of state
highway bonds was submitted last
evening to Judge Harris and will be
decided December 26.
At the closing session yesterday
afternoon Attorney John T. Nourse,
representing the attorney general's
office, declared that most of the coun
ties which buy the bonds will lose
money on the Investment, but that
they will be repaid by having the
state highway run through their ter
U. of C. Graduate Is
Held on Felony Charge
M. K. Ferallam, a graduate of the
University of California, .was arrested
this morning at his home, 1965 Narin
avenue, Berkeley, on a felony charge
preferred in Lodi. He was released on
bond. Ferallam is a director and chief
chemist for a grapejulce company in
Lodi. He said his arrest resulted from
tangled business affairs of the con
cern, which, he added, owes him a
large sum of money.
East Bay Cities to
The electricity commission of Ala
meda decided last night to insure its
35 employes under the new state com
pensation act, which will go into ef
fect January 1. City employes of
Berkeley will be similarly insured.
JEWELRY BURGLAR'S LOOT
Jewelry worth $150 was stolen last
night from Mrs. K. K. Rudolph's home.
1610 Grove street, Berkeley, by a bur
glar, who entered a front window and
ransacked the house while the family
was sleeping. The thief left ioct .
prints on the floor.
Prosecutor to Testify of Law
yer's Standing in Old
Francis J. Heney will be the prin
cipal witness called by the defense
this afternoon in the suit for $10,000
damages for slander brought by At
torney Howard Harron against Pros
ecuting Attorney Decoto of Oakland.
Harron is said to have been active
during the days of the graft prose
cution and it is expected that Heney
will support the assertion of Decoto
made in open court several weeks ago
that the reputation of Harron as an
attorney is not above reproach.
R. E. Hudson, an attorney of San
Francisco, was placed on the witness
stand this morning; and gave Harron
a black name.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hall resumed her
testimony. She told how she had
gone to Harron and had been Intro
duced to Marshall Woodworth, former
United States district attorney, when
she understood that she was to be
made defendant in a suit for alienat
ing the affections of her nephew,
Fram M. Hall. She told of the agree
ment she was asked to enter In to
save $8,500 by giving a like sum to
Mrs. Ida Hall, wife of her nephew,
and of the production of an alleged
obscene letter, which was held as evi
dence against her.
Decoto, In conducting his defense,
is trying to show that he had good
reason to attack the reputation of
Harron, and several attorneys are ex
pected to testify as character, wit
THIEF GETS TWO YEARS
Robert Wallace, who three months
ago stole a motorcycle, was today
sentenced by Superior Judge Dunne to
serve two years in San Quentln on
a grand larceny charge.
BANDITS RIDE IN
AUTO WITH VICTIM
John Glover, an automobile driver
for William Haines, 1713 Height
street, who lives at 97 Barananun ave
nue, told a strange story to Policeman
Qulgley on the water front early this
morning about how he had been
gagged by two patrons of his ma
chine, tied to a park bench and then
compelled to drive the men back to
town at the point of two revolvers.
Glover says the two men. who were
well dressed and appeared to have an
air of refinement about them, hired
him at the ferry building: at 10 o'clock
last night. After driving the two
men about the downtown streets for
two hours, they told him to speed for
Eighth avenue and Fulton street.
When they reached that corner they
ordered him to go Into the main drive
way near that place.
When Glover stopped his machine
the men gagged him with the chauf
feur's own glove. Marching him
from the machine, the two men at
the point of a revolver compelled
Glover to sit on a park bench while
they tied him. The trio were sitting
on the bench. Glover says, when a
policeman hove In sight and ordered
them to move the machine off the
middle of the driveway.
The two men shoved the machine
to one side and Glover says the po
liceman walked away.
As soon as the officer was out of
sight, Glover alleges, one of the men
said: "This spoils our $6,000 .1ob."
According to Glover, the two men
waited on the bench for half an hour,
then untied him, and ordered him to
drive back to the city.
He says one of the men held a re
volver to his side, warning him that
an outcry meant instant death. Ar
riving at the Ferry building, the two
men jumped out and disappeared.
Detectives Maloney and De la Guer
ra are working on the case.
Store opens at 9:30 a. m.; closes at 6:30 p. m.
HOLIDAY SALE OF
PARIS, LONDON and VDENNA
ASH beaded Hand Bags, Jewel Boxes and
Sewing Sets no the Leather Goods Section
Ome Quarter Off Regular
JOHN K. )lAGM\, President
Grant Avenue at (ieary St.
San Francisco. Phone Sutter 3HOO
Magnin Annex, Second PiooT
4*l C A A Dancing Dress ofl
$ID.UU Crepe de Chine;
white, maize, pink, blue, green.
Exquisite Shadow Lace forms
tunic and bodice. Pink roses.
A special purchase, specially
frt A Of Dancing Dress.
$ 13.00 French Silk Cie
pele; Nattier blue, coral; Shad
ow Lace garniture. Reduced
from $28.50. Wonderful value.
DEMAND FOOD; MAY
GO TO ROCK PILE
By Auoolated Preit.
FRESNO, Dec. 18.—A demand wai
received last night by the directors of
the Fresno Chamber of Commerce
from the "army of the unemployed"
traveling In this direction from Stock
ton that the people of this city pro
vide accommodations, food and medi
cal attendance for the army, consist
ing of 120 men, for a day.
It was stated that the army ex
pects to reach here on Friday next.
The Chamber of Commerce directors
discussed the question only briefly
and then turned the communication,
signed by A. L. Hall as chairman,
over to the mayor for appropriate
action without further comment.
It Is stated today by members of
the grand Jury that they had consid
ered and would act tomorrow on a
recommendation that the county es
tablish a rock pile at once to assist
the unemployed. The members of the
army say that present labor condi
tions are caused by the rush of peo
ple to this coast to secure work, but
do not suggest that they want work
in this city.
German 1915 Board
In Berlin Dissolves
By Associated Press.
BERLIN, Dec 18.—Th e collapse of
the German parliamentary movement
in favor of official participation in the
Panama-Pacific exposition at Ran
Francisco was followed today by the
dissolution of the committee which,
had been formed to organize a great
nonofficial exhibit. The bureau of in
formation for those desiring to ex
hibit is to continue In existence, but
otherwise the scheme for a collective
German exhibit is dead.
The bill Introduced early In Decem
ber In connection with an appropri
ation for the arrangement of an of
ficial German exhibit is not to be
brought up again for discussion.