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Fair, frost, light north wind tor. xxxin. • Tf^TT 1 • Kfi ! r>ll7'Xr rrW! by carrier NI'MHKK 11, I ttUjJCi . UV VjJCjilAO PER MONTH GIRL WHO CLAIMS BALDWIN MILLIONS ABSENT; TRIAL ON No Interested Persons but Attor neys Present When Selec tion of Jury Is Begun MRS. TURNBULL IN ANTEROOM Woman Whose Romance Will Be Rehearsed Waits Outside During Preliminaries The most Important will contest ever tried In Los Angeles county, and one of the most important in tho United States, was begun in Judge Rive.i' department of the superior court yesterday. It is the attempt to have Beatrice Anita Turnbull Bald win declared a legitimate daughter of the late Ellas J. ("Lucky") Baldwin, and consequently entitled to a share in his estate, approximating $2,500,000. Long before the action was scheduled to begin, which WM at 2 o'clock ami nearly nn hour before It was opened, other court matters delaying it, the court room was crowded. • Most of those who desired to^ hear the proceedings were men, among them many attorneys not legally concerned, ■while hore and there a colored man could be seen, and one Japanese loaned, uncomfortably against the wall and ■trained eyes and ears. There were si few women present, but not so many as are expected when the taking of | testimony begins. Attorneys not connected with the case asserted that the legal talent en gaged for both, sides formed one of the mowt imposing arrays it is possible to obtain In this state. The young girl contbstant Is represented by tiesuer Williams, A. W. Hutton nnd Isidore B. Dockweiler of IjOS Angeles and Walter B. Graftt of Boston, a force which soon will be increased by Walter Li. Me- Corkle of New York, who is due in Los Angeles tomorrow. (jiri. not in roritT The attorneys for the defendants are Walter J. Trask and W. I. Foley of Los Angeles, Gavin McNab and Garret McEnerney of San Francisco and Hull McClaughry of Oakland, being sup plemented by Bradner *V. Lee, the attorney for H. A. Unruh, executor of the Baldwin estate. Miss Turnbull-Baldwin was not pres ent yesterday aftornoon, but is ex pected to appear this morning. Her mother. Mrs. Lillian Ashley Turnbull, wife of Dr. William B. Turnbull of Brookline, Mass., wont to the court house, but not into the court room, re maining throughout the afternoon ses sion in an anteroom. She was dressed in deep black and constantly under the protection of her brother, Everett P. Ashley of Woodstock, Conn., whore he is engaged in the hotel business. He will be a witness in the case. When Judge Hives called the case, Mr. DoclrweUer made brief introduc tory remarks, declaring that the ob ject of the action is to determine if the young claimant is a legitimate daugh ter of Baldwin. Talesmen having been summoned by Judge Rives from the departments of Judge McCormick, Judge Willis and Judge Davis, for duty in his court, the names of twelve men were drawn and they entered the jury box to be ex amined as to their qualifications. ATTOBNTSVS WORK RAPIDLY The attorneys for the plaintiff began the examination, finishing the prelim inary work in that line with a fair amount of speed, with the result that the following jurors remained for simi lar tests by the defendants 1 lawyers: S. W. Lyman, retired, Los Angeles; William Meek, president of the Meek Baking company, Los Angeles; C. H. Post, retired, Monrovia; A. Raymer, retired, Los Angeles; G. H. Stoll, gro cer, Los Angeles; Adam Vogt, fruit and berry dealer, Los Angeles; C. A. Austin, retired stock raiser, Long •Beach; Berthold Baruch, capitalist, Los Angeles; B. J. Collins, orange grower, Pomona; Aaron Grube, cigar dealer, Long Beach; James E. Grogan, retired, Long Beach, and Charles Ja cobson, real estate operator, Los An geles. , Only two of these were examined by the defense when the court ad journed until 10 o'clock this morning. It is expected that by noon today me jurors will be selected and that the hearing of Evidence may be begun. Who will be placed upon the stand first has not been decided by the girl's (Continued on Tag* Tbree) ADOLPHUS BUSCH GLAD TO RETURN TO PASADENA 'We Had a Bully Trip,' Declares Millionaire on Arrival in Crown City I PASADENA, Dec. > "We had a bully trip and I am glad to be back in Pasadena," declared Adolphus Busch, millionaire brewer of St. s Louis, when greeted by a host of friends yesterday morning upon his arrival at the Santa Fe station. In ,; the : party with Mr. Busch) were Mrs. • Bunch, Miss - Schu» mann, Secretary Conrad of the Busch household, and F. Whitman, architect. The party came In : the private car Adolphus attached to the overland, and lost no time after their arrival in going to Ivy Wall, "the ■ Busch .home stead In South Orange Grove avenue. Mr. Busch Insisted upon riding behind his thoroughbrtfl horses In preference to an automobile which conveyed > the balance of the party. < - - - , , Ernest H. Lockwood,; local : represen tative of the Busch ' sunken gardens, escorted the owner through the grounds as soon as possible') after ' his , arrival.' Tho■ man .who, mado Pasadena', famous expressed > surprise ,-: and., appreciation when; he -viewed vthe many:. improve ments which * have ' been • made • during his absence. \ . ; v ' LOS ANGELES HERALD LIEUT. SEBASTIAN, WHO IS SLATED TO BE POLICE CHIEF I fix ivS££(&f Kg <*^F j§ Pf- it'"" -3 Pi *' k. ■ji INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Orphans' Home society starts campaign to raise $25,000. PAGE 3 Mrs. Grace ' Morrison, actress, reports theft of $4000 worth of diamonds from her home. PAGB 12 Lieutenant Sebastian slated to succeed Chief of Police Galloway. PAOB 1 WrlKht and Curtis* companies sign to participate in aviation meeting. PAGE 6 Board will not permit men and women to occupy same bench in Central park. PAGE 12 I.oral schools to have great annual raCKIO festival on last day of May. PAGE 12 Anita Baldwln-Turnbull not present when fight for Baldwin millions opens in court. PAGE 1 Six thousand visitors admire machines on opening night of automobile show in Shrine auditorium. PAGE 1 County Clerk-elect Iceland© announces appointments of thirty deputies. I'A.UE 8 Proposition for sale of $1,600,000 of aqueduct bonds Is again on t*4>ls. PAGE 6 Editorial and Letter Box. PAQK 4 Sports. PAGE 8 Markets and financial. PAOK n Mining and oil field. I'AGIi 7 News of the courts. PAGE 7 Municipal affairs. PAGE 7 Society, clubs and music PAGE 5 Theaters. PAGE 6 Building ■permits. PAGE 7 Marriage license*, births, death*. PAGH 10 Classified advertising. PAQBB 10-11 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Adolphus Busch expresses happiness on his return to Pasadena. I'.)GB 1 Railroads extend in all directions from San Bernardino. PAQB 10 Miss Ruth Palmer elected to be queen of the 1911 Tournament of Hoses at Pasadena. PAGE 1 Two men Injured in collision of Lor An geles-Paclflc passenger car with freight train. PAGE 10 COAST Passengers saved from wrecked steam ship Olympia. PAGE 2 Portion of land on whloh Lakevlew gusher Is located Involved In Kings county law suit. FAQE , 2 EASTERN Supreme court defines conspiracy In rul ing in Sherman anti-trust law. PAGE 1 Augustus Post, balloonist, sues'ln New York court for annulment of mar riage. PAGE 1 Attorney < general* report shows that 1810 was worst year for frauds In United State* history. PAQB 2 Senate confirms nomination of Edward Douglas White of Louisiana as chief Justice of United States supreme court. PAGE 3 Report of comptroller of currency shows ■lxteen billion* deposited In 27,000 bank*. PAGE 2 WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY IN LOS ANGELES AMUSEMENTS Auditorium—Dark. Belaaco —"Old Heidelberg," 8:15 p. m. Burbank—"A Message from Mara," 8:15 p. in. , Grand—"The Earl and the Qlrl." 8:15 p. m. Levy's Cafe Chantant—Continuous vaude ville, 2:30 p. m. to 12:30 a. m. l/os Angeles—Vaudeville, 2:30. 7:45 and 9 p. m. L/una park—Outdoor amusement!!, band concert and vaudeville, 10 a. m. to mid night. Majestic—Do Wolf Hopper In "Matinee Idol." 8:15 p. m. Mason —Blanche Walsh in "The Other ■Woman," 8:15 p. m. Olympic—"Blaze Away," 7:15 and 9:16 p. m. Orpheum—Vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:15 p. m. Pantages—Vaudeville, 2:30, 7:46 and X p. in. Princess —"The Gay Lord Harry," 8, 7:4 5 and 9:15 p. m. Automobile show. Shrine auditorium, all day and tonlrht. OP INTEREST TO WOMEX Highland Park Ebell, "Klne Art of Speech," Mrs. A. M. Calkins, 10 a. m. California Cliff Dwellers association. Mrs. E. W. Gooxlun, 2631 Menlo avenue, 2:30 p. m. Southern California Woman's Press club, Woman's club house, 2 p. m. Program, 2:30 p. m. V MISCELLANEOUS- Informal reunion University of Pennsyl vania alumni, Angelus hotel, tonight. "(Sot Together" banquet of Lob Angeles Insurance men. Hayward hotel, tonight. In formal program. Reynold E. Blight, minister of the Loi Angeles Fellowship, will speak In Blanchard hall, music room, 2.12 South Hill street, on "The Answer of Christian Science to the Problems of Life." 8 p. m. Public lnrtUd. The Hey. Robert Marshall will preach In the Volunteers of America hall. 12S East Klrst streei. 8 p. m. Mis. Frances Helen Fish will be In charge or the meeting. City council meets at 9 o'clock a. m. BAZAARS Florence Crlltenuin Ixjme bazaar. 10 a m to « p. m.. Berent«*aUi arfd Bs>ntoe streets. Fancy articles and Christmas finery on sale. TUESDAY MORNING, DEC EMBER 13, 1910. LIEUT. SEBASTIAN NEW POLICE HEAD IN LATEST SLATE Commissioners Decide to Take a Man from Ranks to Suc ceed Galloway CHIEF FAILS TO RESIGN * Change May Be Delayed. Though Galloway Is Reported as Hunting New Job According to the police commission's new slate, made at the meeting last night, Lieut. C. E. Sebastian Is to succeed Alexander Galloway us chief of police. Three men have been un der consideration—C. O. Hawley of the fire commission; Detective Jones and" Penant Sebastian. It is stated ey and Jones have been elimlnat fter carel'ul consideration, lie it was confidently expected Chief Galloway would resign last night, nothing of the kind occurred and it U now believed that no change will be made until the first of the year. That a change Is imminent is certain, but that the police commission in tends»to take its own time and do it in its own way Is also certain. There are said to be two members of the commission who are not yet ready to vote for Sebastian for chief and while three votes are enough to elect, the commission always prefers to have a matter of that kind unanimous and individual members make many con cessions for the sake of harmony. In considering Sebastian for the place the commission is choosing one who has risen from the ranks. For many years he was sergeant in Chinatown, where he suppressed the Chinese gambling and lotteries. Soon after the present administration came into pow er he was advanced to the position of lieutenant, but not through political favor. He was an eligible on the civil service list, having taken the civil service examination for the place and passed it with a high mark. He was chosen, as other officers are chosen, because his name was reached on the eligible list when lieutenants were wanted. II \\\ I.XV DOESN'T WANT POST Consideration of Hawley was drop ped sometime ago when it was found that he did not want the place. The commission is also ready to try a man from the department Instead of going outside. Two chiefs have been appoint ed since George Alexander has been mayor, Dishman and Galloway. Both were taken from outside the depart ment. With an experienced man as chief of police the commission hopes for better luck next time. Jones had been seriously considered and it is believed now that he is Sebas tian's only rival for the place, and that tlje two members who have not espoused Sebastian are in favor of Jones. Chief Galloway was in attendance at the police commission meeting last night. He returned from San. Fran cisco Saturday. While the mayor and members of the police commission de clare that Galloway was in 9an Fran cisco to attend a meeting of other po lice chiefs of the state in regard to the establishment of a state criminal bureau, and there is no doubt he did attend such a meeting, there is also a suspicion that he Interviewed some prominent railroad men. He is an ex perienced railroad man, as superinten dent or in any other official capacity In the construction line, and this work is more congenial to him than trying to direct a police department. ARTHUR W. SPEAR'S ARREST EXPLAINED BY SECRETARY Clubman Caught in Dragnet in Bullion Robbery Case (Special to The Herald) SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12.—Arthur W. Spear, a well known clubman of this <;ity and son of the late Charles H. Spear, surveyor of the port, who was released last hight from detinue In tho case of the bullion robbery, kept out of the way of interviewers today. Charles K. Harper, Mr. Spear's at torney, said today: "Any man Is likely to be in the place where police arrests are being made and be taken into the dragnet just for the reason that he chances to be there, and still be an innocent party. This is Just what happened to Mft Spear. "It in true that Mr. Spear Intended to go to Los Angeles, for he hud a good business opened there. He was going to leave here next Saturday. In the meantime there Is owing to Mr. Spear In the neighborhood of $50,000 in amounts ranging from $5 to $50. These he has been collecting prior to leaving, and it was while on some business of this character that he chanced to be in the neighborhood when the police made the arrest." NATIONS AGREE TO CONFER ON SUPPRESSION OF OPIUM Meeting Suggested by U. S. Will Will Be Held at The Hague WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.—The state ■department today announced successV ful completion of the long-continued negotiations for an international con ference to suppress the opium traffic. With one exception, all nations ad dressed by the department have agreed to the conference. May 30 next has been accepted as the date, and The Hague as the place. The American commissioners have not been appointed, but it Is probable the delegates who attended the Shang hai conference In 1!M)9 will be named. They were: Bishop Charles Brent of the Philip pines, Dr. Hamilton Wright and Charles D. Tenny, Chinese secretary of the American legation at Peking. The nations that have accepted the invitation besides the United States a if- China, Great Britain, France, Ger many, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Persia, Portugal, Russia and Slam. Pretty Young Woman Elected Queen of 1911 Rose Tournament Yesterday After Hard Fight I* BH .; . ■9%^!^ £nl H^V S^pnk m I W yjt^-jp j^^^^Bß3wßff^i!aftiS^iP^K^&^?^^^H^T«tr^ f"T^p^?^ t?^' j'iri■ j'^flr''''' ■■-■.■■■ ....■-.-.-.-.■ -. ■..■ ■. ■ i ....... . ,-..,,.^ ............. .... .....-. '^ ....... ..... . ,* f j,. . .-,.--.-.-.....'...- '.'.'-.'..• ... . ■■■ -■ -..". -■..■. ft' ■■. ff SIX THOUSAND ENTHUSIASTS ATTEND BRILLIANT OPENING OF AUTO SHOW President Lusk of City Council Delivers Address of Welcome at Shrine Auditorium, and Throngs Admire 200 Cars and Commercial Wagons of the Latest Design The opening of the automobile show at Shrine auditorium last night was a grand success. Long before the hour scheduled a score of street cars with capacity loads had discharged their passengers, and at ten minutes before opening time fully 300 autos were drawn up on both sides of the street and stretched for blocks In either di rection. Promptly nt 8 o'crick Judge, Lusk, president of the city .council, "acting for Mayor Alexander, who was unable to attend, and accompanied by the ex ecutive committee of the Los Angeles Motor Dealers association, under whose auspires the show is given, made an address of welcome. Then the thous ands of lights in the big auditorium were turned on, the orchestra struck up a lively march, and the big show was in progress. Fully 4000 people had passed through the gates within the first hour, and by 10 o'clock it was estimated that nearly 6000 admission tickets had been taken up. The decorations of the great hall were superb. On the main floor were stately bay trees and thousands of strings of smilax, while on the bal cony, which was also given over to exhibits,, hundreds of potted palms were conspicuously placed, while the side walls were banked with palm leaves. The entire ceiling was a mass of incandescent lights, interspersed among red tissue Christmas bells and strings of smilax. Nothing could be more graceful or elegant than these decorations, which made the setting for nearly 200 cars and commercial wag ons, representing fifty makes, while the comprehensive displays of the ac cessory men were the best that could be desired. TRUST CONSPIRACY DEFINED BY COURT WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.—Announc ing the broad rule that a conspiracy under the Sherman anti-trust law may be a "continuing offense," instead of an offense limited to the formation of the conspiracy and, possibly, overt acts thereunder which would revive the conspiracy, the supreme court of the United States today went a long way toward dispelling doubt na to the law. The direct result is that Gustave E. Kissell of New York and Thomas B. Harned of Philadelphia, must answer further to the indictment brought in 1909 in New York charging them with conspiracy with the American Sugar Refining company and others, to drive the Pennsylvania Sugjar Refining com pany out of business. Justice Holmes today, in announcing the opinion of the court, took up for consideration the argument that a con spiracy is a completed crime as soon as formed, as would be the case where a conspiracy were merely a contract. "It is true,' said Justice Holmes, "that the unlawful agreement satisfied the definition of the crime, but it does not exhaust it. When the plot con templates bringing to pass a continuous co-operation of the conspirators to keep it up, and there is such con tinuous operation It is a perversion of natural thought and natural language to call such continuous co-operation a cinematographic series of distinct con spirators rather than to call it a single one." li.ildln? that n conspiracy in restraint of trade is different from a contract in restraint of trade. Justice Holmes summed up the decision in this man ner: "The indictment charges a continu ing conspiracy. Whether it does so with technical sufficiency is not before us All that we decide is that a con spiracy may have continuance in time, and that where, as here, the indict ment consistently with the other facts ■ I that it did no until the date of filing so that allegation must be denied under the general issue and not by a special plea. MISS RLTH PALMER That the show during the week of its run will be productive of many sales of ears waa evidenced by the earnestness of the great throng in seeking information. Two actual early sales were made. A half hour before the show opened Carrigan brothers secured a check on the purchase of the new Pratt-Elkhart roadster from Dr. H. T. Hollingsworth, but the first after ttie show was opened was credited to Burkhart-Crippen, who, at 8:01 p. m., took a check from J. F. Mullin of the Montgromery-Mullin Lumber company for the new seven-passenger Lex ington "SO," which will be delivered at the close of the show. The exhibit of commercial cars is the largest to date seen on the coast. The Pioneer Commercial Auto company had three handsome trucks on the floor, all the property of customers who loaned them for the purpose, as their show trucks have been delayed enroute. McFadden, the Cutting man, is the other unfortunate exhibitor who has had his show cars delayed, but he is giving out a little card to all who pass that bears the legend, "Smile." In addition to the Blltzen Benz there are several other racing cars that have starred In recent racing events on ex hibition, and at the Alco booth is the original Vanderbilt cup, won by the Alco the past two years. The musical features of the show are excellent. On the stage at the far end of the hall is stationed Ohlmeyer's grand orchestra band, while on the bal cony Mme. Stanton's Viennese ladies' orchestra alternated with the male band in rendering popular and classical selections. The show will be open all week, and beginning this morning the doors will be open to the public at 10 o'clock. BALLOONIST SEEKS TO DIVORCE WIFE NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—Augustus T. Post, the balloonist, who has figured I in several daring flights, brought suit today for the annulment of his mar riage on the ground that his wife never was separated legally from her first husband. Mr. and Mrs. Post have been living apart, for two years. In her answer, Mrs. Post, who has beer, married three times, denies the allegation. She was married first to John S. Keaghy, a Texas judge, and left him several years later. He sued for divorce, but the suit was decided against him In 1895 Mrs. Keaghy was married to Daniel Halliday of New York, and two years later she filed a suit for separa tion. Halliday filed a counter suit, but died while the matter was In thc courts. Post became acquainted with her aboard a steamship while returning from Europe. They were married shortly after and, Mrs. Post alleges, all the circumstances of the case were known to Mr. Post at the time. Mrs. Post says she sought legal advice and was told that she was free to marry again. The case was adjourned until tomorrow. MME. EAMES REPORTED ENGAGED TO DE GOGORZA PARIS, Dec. 13.—A morning paper announces the engagement of Mme. Emma Earaes, opera singer, and the baritone, Emilo de Gogorza. Mme. Eames is the divorced wife of Julian Storey of Philadelphia, the artist. The wife of de Gogorza was Miss Elsa Tuzman. She brought suit for separa tion and last y-aar began suit in Phila delphia against Mme. Eames. charging her with having alienated the affec tions of her husband. De Gogorza Is at present singing In California and a few days ago was heard in Los An geles. CTTVT/^T IT r^OT>TT?Q • DAH.T '«• ON TRAINS 80. OLiM IxJLjJEj L'Uillja. SUNDAYS Be ON trains 10* HIGH SCHOOL GIRL TO BE ROSE QUEEN Miss Ruth Palmer Is Elected to Wear Crown at Great Pasadena Show MISS WHO WAS SECOND CONGRATULATES WINNER "Of course I should have felt honored io have been selected to preside for a day over the greatest floral piiKii.nl In the world, and I tvlsh to thanU the nu merous friends irlio worked so hard in my behalf. It was v < Iran race and I enjoyed the excitement. I congratulate Miss rainier upon her election as a worthy representative of the Pasadena high school. I wish her a Happy New Year and a successful reign as queen of the Tournament of Hoses on Jauuary 2, 1911. MISS IRENE GROSSK." (Special to The Herald) PASADENA, Dec. 12.-7 Perhaps the happiest woman In this city tonight is Miss Ruth Palmer, who at the close of the voting content which has been con ducted for six weeks past was de clared elected queen of the 1911 Tour nament of Roses, with a total of 39,600 votes. Miss Irene Grosse was second with 30,600 votes, Mrs, W. W. Gerlach third with a total of SOOO and Miss Sadie Stockley fourth with 1000 votes. The queen-elect is a daughter of Mrs. L. Palmer, 272 Burton court, and a stu dent of the Pasadena high school, where she is taking a special course in literature, drawing and French. She is but 17 years of age and has many frienda In high school and Throop academy, as well as among merchants and others with whom she became acquainted while acting as assistant secretary of the board of trade last summer. Miss Palmer will have the privilege of selecting her maids of honor to add dignity to the throne of "queen for a day." The Tournament of Roses asso ciation will provide trosseau in keep ing with the twenty-second annual midwinter floral pageant and Roman chariot races over which the ruler will preside on January 2. The three unsuccessful candidates will each be awarded six ohotce box seat tickets for the afternoon of sports at Tournament park as a token of ap preciation of the race they made. CONTEST WAS SPIRITED The contest, which was the first of the kind ever held in Pasadena, was marked with spirited, but friendly rivalry throughout. Each member of the tournament association was en titled to one voting slip which when deposited registered 100 votes for his or her choice, the object being to in duce citizens to join the association in order to vote. Whon the contest started on November 1 there were but 300 members enrolled, and when the voting closed tonight the membership totaled 867. The race for honors * started with twelve candidates In the field, but withdrawals came In until at the end of three weeks' time the four who finished were the only ones left in the contest. Mrs. W. W. Gerlach headed the list until three weeks hko, when her friends evidently became lax in their campaign and allowed Miss Palmer and Miss Grosse to forge ahead. The race between these two became more exciting and for the past ten days it has been generally conceded that one of the two would win. Nelt'ner seemed to hold the advantage for more than two days In succession up to the last public announcement of their standing Saturday evening, at which time Miss Grosse was credited with 19.500 votes and Miss Palmer 19,700, the margins each day being less than 500 votes. This evening at 7 o'clock the ballot boxes were removed to the board of trade rooms, where until the close of the contest at 10 o'clock much excite ment prevailed. Women members of the association were entitled to vote with their brothers and many "suf fragettes" for the first time exercised their rlK'it of franchise. The chivalry of the men supporters of the candidates were noticeable. (Continued on r«s« Three) THE HOME PAPER OP GREATER LOS ANGELES WOMAN ARRESTED AS INSURRECTION LEADER IN MEXICO Senora Medrano, Who Delivered Madero's Orders, and Junta Imprisoned BIG ROUNDUP OF REBELS I Society Man and Followers Ac cused of Aiding in Bloody Attack on City [Associated Press] DOUGLAS, Ariz., Dec. 12.—Senora Dolores Modrano is the one woman in Mexico who knows the whereabouts of Francisco Madero, the revolutionary leader. She has been arrested in Torreon with the whole Junta that was operating with her for the rebel leader. Madero has been writing letters to her, she in turn passing- them, through the long- list of rebels who acted as couriers, to the insurrecto chiefs in ■ various part of northern Chihuahua and Coahuila. Arrested with Senora Medrano and now confined in the state prison at Torreon are Jesus de la Torre, Fran cisco Sarnana, Gregorio Oviedo, Nor berto Rlvara, Ricardo de la Torre, Carlos Vela Martinez, Urusulo Me drano, Manuel Hernandez and Servero Oviedo. The government probably knows Ma dero's whereabouts, but makes no con fession. The police at Acatita de Bajo, near Monclova, have arrested Arturo Bar rera, a society man of Torreon, with a group of others charged with aiding in the bloody attack on Gomez Palm-io. Barrera's arrest threw the city Into con sternation because of his connections. These arrests seem to indicate that Madero is ?till in Coahuila, possibly at Monclova, Barrera having been on a visit to him. At the same time reports from the west coast say Madero sailed the lat ter part of November from San Diego, Cal., arriving at Port Manzillo, stato of Colima, and thence going from Guadalajara to Zacatecas. Colonel Kohterlitzky and the Sonora rurales have disappeared from Naco. They are reported as far south as Sa huaripa, from where the mountains extend to the rebel zone at Chihuahua. Political unrest has again cropped out in the state of Nuevo Leon, caused by the arrest of liayones for embez zling public funds. Ricardo Arenals and Oswaldo San chez, publishers of El Kspectador, Monterey, have been sentenced, Aro nals to serve two years and eight months in prison followed by throi months' probation and to pay a fine of $750, and Sanchez to serve eleven months and pay a fine of $500. An express car from Mexico has ar rived at Casas Grandes, containing five cases of arms and five cases of cartridges. They were placed in tho hands of citizens to defend Casaa Grandes, which is the first important city east of Douglas. REPORT OF EXECUTIONS DENIED LAREDO, Texas, Dec. 12.—Official denial was marie today to a report tele graphed from Nuevo Laredo that three alleged revolutionists had been sent from that city to Monterey to be exe cuted. The report, it is said, originated with the arrest of two Mexican rurales for fighting and of a suspected revolu tionist. SEEDS PLANTED IN CUT; TREE SPROUTS ON THUMB WASHINGTON. Dec. 12.—Truth and fiction are running an even race In a story that is being told around the national capital about the fecundity of a man's thumb in which a couple of lemon seeds accidentally became im bedded. Six weeks ago Wilfred Barron, who is employed at a cafe here, was whit tling the rind off some lemons when he cut his thumb deeply. After the wound healed, three sprouts appeared, tho length of them being estimated at one-half inch. Dr. C. A. Snow removed the pecu liar growth, but a few days ago some more sprouts rose from the finger, jt is related, and had to be carved out. Barron is wondering whether the vein will produce any more. He is said to have planted the first seed in a flower pot, christening the little tree that haa already resulted therefrom, "Tom Thumb." To those who attribute the story to fertility of the imagination rather than fertility of the digit, Barron ex hibits a thumb wound on the one hand and points with the other to the lemon plant on the window sill. DIVORCEE REBUKED FOR MAKING FACES IN COURT (Special to The Herald) SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 12.—Mrs. Etta Wynne, a Fresno divorcee, and one of the women named as corespon dents in Mrs. Alice Taylor's suit for divorce from P. C. Taylor, a Fresno oil man, was sharply rebuked by Judgo Mogan during the trial of tho caso In the superior court today, for makine faces at Mrs. Taylor as the injured wife told her story from the witness stand. Suddenly Mrs. Taylor broke off In the middle of a sentence and turne 1 to the judge: "1 cannot answer these questions when that woman sits there making faces at me," she pouted. "I ask your honor to protect me from her." Judge Mogan ordered the ballff to prevent any further face making by the pre'ty Mrs. Wynne, and to eject her from the courtroom If Mrs. Tay lor's accusations were confirmed. MISS TAFT HONOR GUEST AT BALTIMORE GERMAN BALTIMORE, Dec. 12.—Miss Helen Taft, daughter of the president, - who has been entertained for - several daya by Mr. and Mrs, Theodore Marburg of this city,'-was the.'sweat:of, honor tonight at the Monday German, In L*h in.urn's hall, which:lnaugurated Balti more's social season.