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"WHEN LEES WAS CHIEF"
A series of 'Inside" detective stor ies of famous crimes of San Fran cisco, In which Chief Lees' secretary tells just how the old master worked. SEE THE SUNDAY CALL VOLUME CVIIL— NO. 175. STATE OF WAR REIGNS IN MEXICO AND ALL NEWS CENSORED BIRDMEN TO FLY NEAR TANFORAN Big International Aviation Meet Will Be Held Here in January FAMOUS AERONAUTS WILL COMPETE FOR PRIZES Wright Racers, Curtiss Fliers and Foreign Stars to Thrill Throngs LEADING BUSINESSMEN ARE UNIT IN SUPPORTING MEET AN* international aviation meet, to promore the science and sport of aviation, in which will par ticipate the most famous aviators of America and Europe, will he given in January near Tanforan. under the auspices of the committee of business men of San Francisco. A mass meet- Ing presided over by F. E. Scotford was held in the assembly room of the chamber of commerce yesterday after noon, and the decision was made to have the. most notable aviation meet ever held in the west. Seven hundred acres of land adjoin ing: the Tanforan racetrack property near South San Francisco. San Mateo county, adjacent to both the Southern Pacific lines and the United Railroads interurban Hne. has been secured for /he meet, and at least $100,000 will be raised to insure the success of the afr contests, which will be given for the residents of San Francisco and northern California. Famous Flyers Coming Among the aviators who have agreed to appear in the San Francisco meet are Rrookins and Hoxsey of the Wright team, with the new Wright "baby" flyer;* Glenn Curtips and Ely and Willard of the Curtiss team; Ham ilton Moissant, th<» San Francisco avia tor who first carried a passenger over the English channel from France to Enpiand; I.«atham, Garros and Aude mar. the French birdmen, and possibly De Lesse-ps, the monoplane flyer who crossed the English channel. A varied program of flights will be held at the aviation field and there will be prize cross country flights between Fan Francisco and Sacramento, or Stockton, in which the Curtiss and Wright teams will enter. There will be special prizes offered for California aviators and for California built ma chines. The businessmen of San Francisco ! have been negotiating for some weeks to secure a representative aviation me*! in this city, with indifferent pros pects, until yesterday. Then the af fair was launched with a will. Tfc«re were 50 prominent citizens of Fan Francisco present at the meeting, and it was unanimously decided to conduct the aviation meet. Assurance of the success of the meet Is contained in a telegram to Henry T. Scott from Tsra>el I^adlow, San Francisco's repre penU.tiv« in New York on the aviation ra*rt»r. The telegram was read at the meeting yesterday, and Is as follows; Henry T. Scott: Prominent aviators are willing to go to San Francisco the latter part of January for $50,000 In prizes. Saw also the officers of the national council of Aero club of America — can obtain sanction of date proposed. It does not conflict with Pacific Aero club sanction. Make your meet a sportsmanlike affair, open to all aviators. Do not engage any particular group ex clusively. Uphold the dignity of aviation as a science and sport, and i <5o not act quickly on any proposi tion submitted. Form your aero club, ask for sanction, guarantee prizes and give entry blanks to aviators. • ISRAEL. L.UDLOW. Scotford Chairman The meeting in the chamber of com merce rooms was called to order by Henry T? Scott, and F. E. Scotford was chosen 'chairman. Scotford explained that the meeting 'was called for the purpose of considering an aviation meet to be held at San Francisco after Janu srr 1. • ' L M. H. Robbins Jr. reviewed the San Francisco aviation situation and said that more advantageous terms could now be secured with the aviators than were possible when the meet was first considered, and the prospects were far brighter than at first for a successful meet. "If an aviation meet will bring the people to San Francisco." said Robbins, "we want it here." Henry T.-Scott declared that It was Continued on Fage 4t Column 1 .... The San Francisco Call. Count Is Hit on Vaudeville Stage; Creditors Cheer Special Dxpalch io The Call] CHICAGO. Xov. 21. — Count Jacques Alexander yon Mourik de Beaufort made a hit on the stage tonight in his initial per formance before the footlights. It looks as If he will henceforth be a vaudeville headliner. The creditors of the nobleman, who has been dieownert- by his wealthy father in law, M. H. Kilgallen, whose daughter, Irma, he married about a year ago, helped to make the count's debut a success. They led in the cheer ing, but there was method in their madness, for after the per formance they began to talk of garnishment proceedings to at tach the salary of the count. De Beaufort sang, danced, gave a monologue and scattered flow ers over the audience among the fair ones. Many a Chicago woman tonight cherished a flower from a real live count. With his success on the stage De Beaufort stemmed the tide of misfortune and troubles with which he has been pelted of late. (He has been ""kicked out of the home of his rich father in law, then thrashed by the same unap preclative relative; he has been thrown out of hotels and sued by his creditors. PHILANTHROPIST TO START STORE WHERE GOODS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY [Special Dispatch to The Call] LOS AXGELES, Nov. 21.— A depart ment store in which nothing will be sold; clerks who will wait on the cus tomers and refuse to take any money for the goods purchased; an institu tion where all who are poor may buy whatever they need without price., thif Is the project that Dr. B. E. Toakum, a local philanthropist, will Inaugurate within two weeks. Doctor Yoakum's department store is built, a big concrete structure with plenty of interior space, and he in tends to stock it with general lines of staple articles, including groceries, clothing and dry goods. The store will ARRIVES THREE DAYS TOO LATE TO SAVE HIS BROTHER FROM PRISON [Special Dispatch to The Call] MEMPHIS, Term., Xov. 21.— Three days after A. B. Trunkey, former cashier and book keeper for the McDonald hay and grain company, had pleaded guilty to embezzlement and been sentenced to five years in the penitentiary his brother appeared today with funds to pay him WIRELESS MESSAGE FROM KEY WEST RECEIVED AT MARE ISLAND STATION [Special Dispatch io The Call] VALLEJO, Xov. 21. — A message In transit through the air from Key West, Fla., to Norfolk, Va., was received by Operator Bennish at the United States PERSISTENT LOVER KILLED BY WOMAN Claims He Threatened Her Life if She Refused to Elope With Him I*)S ANGELES. Nov. 21.— Mrs. Angelo Maria de Vito, 35 years of age, mar ried and the mother, of several children, today shot Abel Brove, 40 years of age, five times with a revolver while they were on a street car near her home at Main street and College avenue, kill ing him instantly. Mrs. de Vito de clared Brove had forced his attentions on her repeatedly and threatened her life if she did not elope with him. Brove, who was a carpenter, former ly boarded with the De Vito family. Mrs. De Vito says he threatened her yesterday with a long knife and told her that unless she ran away with him he would blow up the house tomorrow and kill the whole family. V Girl Wounds Detective MONONGAHELA. Pa., Nov. 21.— Iva Bush. 27 yeacs old, a telegraph, opera tor at Balrd tower, on the Pennsyl vania railroad, near here, declared to night that the shots she fired at Harry F. Smith, a railroad detective, yearly today were Intentional and necessary to defend herself. Smith,' who, has a wife and two children, is in the hospi tal with a wound in the hip. In the night Smith went .to the tower and found Edwin Lloyd, a" close friend of : Miss Bush, visiting her. Hesar rested Lloyd, taking him to the office of Alderman A. R. Day, where -.he* was. told no charge would be preferred, co Lloyd was released. .— w —^ •->:,•\u25a0- SAN FRANCISCO; TUESDAY, -NQ^MBER '22^ 1910. MEN ACCUSED OF $40,000,000 FRAUDS JAILED Postmaster General Leads Raids on Pacific OH and Wireless Stock Promoters Scores of Victims Robbed of Millions by Two Firms, . Says Hitchcock NEW YORK, Nov. 21. — In raids so Important that Postmaster General Hitchcock took charge In person, his inspectors raided two concerns this afternoon, which , they charge with swindling the public out of more than $40,000,000 by fraudulent use of_ the mails. ' . Sheldon H. Burr, president, Eugene H. Burr, secretary and treasurer, and Frank H. Tobey, vice president of Burr Brothers, were arrested in the first raid and held in $20,000 bail each. The gov ernment charges that the firm sold between $40,000,000 and $50,000,000 of mining and oil. stock, worth little or nothing. ; Charles Ia Vaughan, a director of the Continental wireless telegraph and tele- Continued on Page 2, Column 3 be maintained by Doctor Toakum and his friends and other charitable per sons. The only requisite for becoming a customer in that the person must be poor and actually in need of the sup plies. For 13 years , the founder has been engaged *n charitable work in X«o« An geles, one of *hTsln*stitutlons being fa mous for the work accomplished in re forming drunkards. Doctor Toakum believes that the fame of his unique store will bring large donations and that these, with what money will be subscribed in Ix>s Angeles, will be sufficient to make the institution permanent. out. The law is that after a man has been sentenced it is impossible to pay him out, so Trunkey will be forced to serve the term, unless he is successful in getting a pardon. A. H. Trunkey, an easterner, the brother who sought* to pay out the convicted man, is president of the Quaker Oats company. government station at tho Mare Island navy yard early this -morning. Every word of a conversation between the two operators on the Atlantic coast was distinctly read. ' HIGH OPIUM PRICES SPUR SMUGGLERS Customs Inspector Finds Five Tins Worth $400 in Liner's Printing Press With the price of opium increased to nearly $80 a 5 tael tin, ; the incentive to smuggle the drug Into the city has become very great, and every day; the customs inspectors confiscate' several tins on board Incoming vessels orr in stores and lodging houses in China town. Inspector P. O. Huffaker noticed a printing press half closed yesterday on the steamer 'Siberia. - He turned the flywheel and heart! a crunching sound as. the mouth of the press closed.' Upon opening it he found five 5 .tael tins- of opium. ' ', . • •>\u25a0.-< Inspector^ John Toland yesterday watched a Chinese apparently addicted to .the -drug, -go into a » room at 1039 Dupont street. When-: the. oriental"' left, Toland raided, the room and found two tins of opium.: ' ' Wong Yu, who was arrested for.hav ing 20 tins of opium in his possession, was held to answer by Commissioner Harry M. Wright and his : bail:"s et at $1,000. ' . ' \u25a0:\u25a0;-\u25a0; ; William Tong, the \u25a0 stewa rd .'.of 'i the steamer Isthmian, also ; was held to'an swer for attempting, to smuggle ashore opium, which he had,* concealed in ; his blouse. His bail.was-set at $500. KEGEO STABS AND B.OBS STORE \u25a0 KEEPER— ~ i New „ York,* Not. \ 21.~Simon \u25a0 Hamhsch. a store ;'= keeper;, was counting, his i money in- hlsipla'ce of \u25a0•\u25a0! business', today. wh^«' a \u25a0' npjrro enterp<i and •stabbed him twice la; tb'e ; left ch.egt;aaa took V fl~l and fled, . - •\u25a0\u25a0-- - "* ""T^* BAY CITIES TO UNITE IN HETCH HETCHY FIGHT Movement Started in Oakland Council to Stand Behind San Francisco Alameda County Will Appoint Third Member of Board of Engineers i [Special Dispatch Jo The Call] OAKLAND, Nov. 21.— A movement to unite the cities^ of Oakiandr~Berkeley and Alameda with San Francisco In the fight to prevent ;; the revocation \ of ij the grant of „ HetcJi-.Hetchy valley as a reservoir slte'for the bay region "was initiated inthexity counoll this even ing by PresidenCß.^H.. Pendleton." Pen dleton introduced'a 1 resolution, ( which was adopted, 'favoring. the appointment by the three east bay, cities of an engi neer to act with John R. Freeman of PRESIDENT DIAZ OF MEXIGG, iWHO; IS USING MAILED FISTMETHOD^O CRUSH REBELIiIONi New York and Professor Marks of Stan ford university as the third member, of the board of engineers selected to pre pare a report to be submitted at the* hearing before the secretary of the In terior. - . . The city officials of : the three cities will decide unofficially on: their report regardingf the .third "board member.' Then the councils "of the cities will Lap point 'him simultaneously, I authprizing him .to -work with -the two members named by San, Francisco. - ' / \u0084 ' "This is a matter of utmost^lmport ance "to all the east bay- cities,"- said President \ Pendleton. \u25a0 "it .is ', the ;-. duty of Oakland, Berkeley f and . Alameda to lend their support to! San Francisco to save the -He tch^Hetchy project/ CONTEST OVER $7,000;000^ AVILL ISj COMMENCED /WHITE^^ PLAINS, .•N.'--T./>Nov. i2l.i 21.— The contest . over tfie' will of ; Mrs. ? Brinker hoff/ who:died:atxher : country-horne -at Hastings-onj-the-Hudson, ' leaving \u25a0 • an estate -" estimated i to Y be \u25a0„ worth ; nearly >77b00,O0O.ywa^^begun> here rin the-sur rogate | court -\ todays :.-\u25a0 More- >than 100 heirs are -Involved. • .. «.-\u25a0-.;.•« .-\u25a0-. ;.• y,, , . , > : 8.r & . 0. DIBECTOES \u25a0 BE-ELECTED^-BaUlmore. vXot. 21. — At -. the '.annual} meeting ;pf«th** stock - holders of the. Baltimore. & v oblo< railroad "here todaj the board U directors was re-d«csed*. GENERAL BERNARDO REYES, NOW IN MILITARY EXILE, SAID TO BE REAL HEADOF THE REVOLUTIONISTS BABY FOLLOWS HER MOTHER TO GRAVE Child Dies: Few* Days After Her Parent ..-..• 'Suicide -.^SSI -".'- \u25a0'\u25a0; '-\u25a0- — \u25a0:; . ~"~ . ; '[Special Dispatch' to iThe Call] , BERKELEY, ;; Nov. .^l-V^-With " ,the. death •Sunday /-afternoon at^.the . home of Mrs.. RC-'J.d Cherry,- a" trained nursed of * 1 9 1 S ; Har mqn 'stret. ". South •'-, Berkeley, ofaittleiKatheflne^Milne.vS-weeksfold, the ;•;' tragedy -btK a /mother's : love. :i and melancholyAwas'broughtito* light ; The babe's 'mother, v Mrs.^ Anna Milne; after .two . years iof heartbroken | -existence, following, the death .'of, her. elder'daugh ter.'Mary," who .was. killed in a;runaway: 'aocidehtiatvChugwater.'Wyo.,. commit-; ted : ; suicide * October.. 2B ;s at ( her... home, 2821* Stuart; streetr/when kittle '; Kather ine 'was, butla;few) weeks old^VßoVlng: to ; the? grief of.? the.>motherYover- ? the death^'of 'her'; flrst^borHrOeorgre, Milne, tbrehusband'andifather^a' wealthy icat tlemanjbf .Ch"ug ; water. : ,brought;hls-wlfe to;.: Berkeley; -Slast < ; June;'? hqkirigr^ the change; of vwould do) her. good. But iJsh'e^neverxquit": grieving i'arid.; her g nime?cas§ear/r}-j-f • i Map shows section of Mexico affected by revolution and border which is being guarded by United States troops. +- — : , , i Coming- as it does after what was officially reported o have been a per fectly tranquil Sunday throughout the greater part of the republic, broken only by a few almost insignificant disorders in the samller places, this action, on the part of the government, would appear to lend substance to rumors of bloody rits at Zacatacas, Gmer Palachio and Torreon, the authenticity of which had been in doubt. These three important cities are situated in a region that has been dis affected, for years. Gomez Pafachto and Torreon are cities of about 15,0C0T. and 25,000 inhabitants, respectively, and are four miles apart in the Laguna district of the state of Coahuila. ;• , This territory was the scene of the insurrection in 1908* which was quickly quelled* by the federal governemnt and which is supposed to have eventually resulted in sending General Bernardo Reyes out of Mexico. Gen eral Rcyes-at that time was governor of the contiguous state of Nuevo Leon. The revolutionists proclaimed him as their leader and repeated disavow^ als on his.part did not seem to convince the central government that he was not covertly abetting. the disaffecion. .He was dispached o Europe ostensibly onta military mission and his not yet returned. Almost. at once the same element that had recognized Reyes as their standard bearer turned to Francisco I. Madero and nominated him for pres ident of the republic in opposition to the incumbent, Porfirio Diaz, in the election, last spring^ . Madero and his. supporters claimed they were not. being accorded fair treatment in the campaign, and Madero was imprisoned on the charge of insulting the government by his statement that he could no get justice in the courts. -He was held in prison until some weeks after the election, when the existing government was overwhelmingly returned to power, after which he' was' released on. bail. \u25a0He made w his way to San Antonio, Tex., whence he is alleged to have been secretly, preparing his partisans for the widespread revolt which was planned^ to-commence"last Sunday, November 20. \u25a0\u25a0.y, -November. 18 Madero supped out of San Antonio, made hisway to Co tulla, Tex., where he was met by four companions with horses and a guide and then started .in a westerly direction. It was then understood he was gpingto the family estate in Coahuila to take personal command of the anti government forces. Xo further word has been obtainable regarding his movements'and it is believed he is in Mexico tonight. * Every precaution is being taken by the American authorities to prevent violation of neutrality laws of the United Stacs. Governor Campbell is re-* ported to. have ordered- the entire force of Texas rangers to the Rio Grande," arid; the cmrnanding officer of Fort Mclntosh has .placed a double guard over "gun (racks in : each barracks of the four companies of infantry stationed here as* a precaution against theft or seizure by Mexican revolutionists. plt'has been*impossible,to"obtain details of yesterday's fight at Guerrero, in the s4ate of > Coahuila. Mexico. Soldiers are said to be on guard. in the telegraph office at Guerrero and further than the statement that rioting occurred he second day, no word has been : permitted ' to "come out. i§ an isblaed yiilage; far removed froa the railroad and-3*itj» y£S^^s^H«fert> / Smep-<riare. 64; FORECAST FOR TODAY— Cloudy, with showers; moderate south wind. , PRICE -FIVE CENTS. SEIZES ALL TELEGRAPH HMD CO 1 1 mll JLj %3 Circuits of Associated Press v Are Commandeered on Plea of Military Need and Outlets Blocked 100 ARE REPORTED KILLED AT ZACATECAS Bloody Riots Follow the Lull of Sunday and Battles Occur in Gomez Palachio and Other Cities REBELS HOLD THE TOWN OF GOMEZ PALACHIO T AREDO, Tex., Nov. 21,— Reports I from what is considered a reli able source are to the effect that rioting was renewed in Puebia. Mex ico, today and 30 persons were killed. It is said the Mexican military author itie^s^re conscripting large numbers of residents of Nuevo Laredo into the army for emergency service. Wires Arc Seized LAREDO, Tex.. Nov. 21.— The sit uation in Mexico appears serkros to night. For the first time in 15 years of operation the leased wire of the Associated Press from Laredo to Monterey and Mexico City was com mandeered by the Mexican govern ment on the plea of military need, and ; the federal circuit manager in Xuevo Laredo was ordered to cut off the La redo office of the Associated Press to ! prevent information being gleaned from messages moving over the wire. These instructions emanated from 4he headquarters* of the federal tele graphs in Mexico City, where it was explained the government would re quire the full capacity of all it 3 tele graph facilities throughout the night.