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Defenses of Juarez Strengthened
in Anticipation of Insur=
recto Attack
Meanwhile the Mexican Com
mander in Chief Fights Des
perately on Yaqui'River
•well as from the south, as th« rurales
."were arrested east of here.
Hemmed In by Rebels
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Feb. Hemmed in
by 350 rebels and 400 Pima Indians un
der General Severiano Talamantes. who
is in command of the insurreetos in
Sonora, General Torres, the government
'commander in chief. Is engaged' in a
' desperate struggle on the banks of the
' Taqui river, 25 miles below Sahuarlpa,
Iccording to information received here
today. The information Is based on the
r reports of couriers who wera^ent to
Mortezuma by ( Torres to, appeal for re
fnforcements to save him from disaster.
Torres has only 250 regulars. . 100
Tag jis and 100 citizen soldiers. It was
with that force that ha reoccupled Sa
, nuarlpa after the rebels evacuated the
' town, and against the superior numbers
.of Xaiamantes he is fighting to get back
» Montezumß.
Torres, after retaking Sahuaripa,
decided that it was untenable and
started (several days agin for Onovas.
Since then there has been constant
fighting. At one time th« Mexican
commander was opposed by only 150
rebels. Against this small force he
made his way as far as Toledo, where
; he was ambushed. Heavy fighting is
Bald ,to have occurred here, but Torres
• battled his way as far as San Geronl
mo, where the fighting is said to be J
raging with the advantage of numbers I
and position upon the side of Tala- ]
More Than 200 Killed
.Th« couriers Bent by Torres into
Moctezuma say that more than 200
men have been s killed on both sides
.since the Mexican command left
Miners from El Tlgre district,
Sonora. reported today that three
bands of rebels with many horses had
marched southward after having 1
crossed the Arizona line near this
city. Homes of Mexicans, resident In
Douglas, are crowded with refugees
who fled from Mexico to avoid Im
prisonment nr Impressment Into the
• federal service, and declare they are
only awaiting the appearance of the
rebels f Join them. One band of these
'refugees started- last night to find ln
surrectos and succeeded In crossing the
The federals, posted at the customs'!
house town of Aqua Prleta, were busy j
all day building breastworks of adobe
bricks In anticipation of an early at
tack by the revolutionists.
Army officers stationed here received
word this afternoon that a troop of
the Third cavalry, stationed at Fort
"Wlngate. N". M., is en route here aboard
a special train, and will arrive at 5
o'clock tomorrow morning. The same
message conveyed information that
Troop G of the Third cavalry Is being
moved to Fort Hancock, near El Pa,so. i
Fighting Is Renewed
PRESIDIO, Tex., Feb. 4.—Fighting
between Insurgents and federal soldiers
under Dorantes has been renewed
around Coyame, according'to reports
received here this morning. The in
surgents attacked the federals when
Dorantea tried to lead his command
l)ftr-k to Ojinaga. It is declared Do
rantes' troops looted the town of
Cuchillio Parrado during the flight,
following the insurgent attack.
Watching for Madero
LAREDO, Tex.. Feb. 4.—Francisco
Madero has again appeared on the
scene and the Mexican authorities are
on the lookout for him at all points
' along the border near here. Madero is
expected to cross from the United
States into Mexico tonight, and cordons
of troops both on the American and
Mexican sides of the river are on the
lookout, the former to prevent viola
tion of the neutrality laws and the lat
ter to effect Madero's capture.
Guard Is Increased
WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.—ln order to
facilitate communication between the
United States troops along the Mex
ican frontier, the war department today
■lnTpased the American guard In that
t»rrltory by three companies of the
signal corps. One has been ordered
from the Presidio of San Francisco, one
from Omaha. Xeb., and a third from
Fort Leavenworth. Kansas. Two pack
trains w»re ordered to the border line,
one to San Antonio, Tex., and the other
to Nogales. Ariz.
Aside from the statement from Gen
eral Hoyt, commander of the depart
ment of Texas, that an attack on Ciu
<ia<l Juarez was imminent, the war
department today WM without advice*
from the front. General Hoyt said ft
was reporter! that the revolutionists
number about 1.000.
The revolutionists are In possession
of the country west of Chihuahua and
all of the government troops have been
withdrawn from the Guerrero district
to Chihuahua, according to a telegram
received by the state department from
AmericanWlc« Consul Leonard at Chi
Insurgents Recruit
[Spfcio/ DUpotch ie The Call]
LOS ANOELES, Feb. 4.~Eecruitlng
stations for the. Mexican insurrectos
have been opened in Los Angeles, and
according to Mexican liberals here,
scores of men are enlisting for service
. against the Dlai government.- All the
prominent memhers of the revolution
ary Junta have gone either to the front
or to towns along the: border, where
they can be of assistance to the in
surgents. Among those who have left
is G. de Lara, who became prominent
a little more than a year ago by marry
ing Miss Elizabeth Trowbridge. member
•of a prominent family of Boston. De
Lara, according to his friends here,
has gone to El Paso, where he Is direct
ing operations In behalf of the enemies
•of the Diaz government. Many Ameri
cans as well as Mexicans who have
their homes in southern California have
enlisted here, and the revolutionists ex
pect to send a formidable detachment to
the front.
Jack London in Mexico
Report* emanated from Arizona yei
terday stating that Jack London had
assumed the leadership of a detach
ment of the Mexican insurrectoi against
the Diaz government. A dispatch, re
ceived from Phoenix lftJit night, how
ever, indicates that London's mission
is far more peaceful than had been
painted. According to these advices he
passed through Tucson Jast Thursday
en route to Mexico. To some friends
with whom he spoke there, he stated
that he intended to gather material
ior a "fed corpuscle/ noveL
Who Is the Man?
filibuster In the senate the president
will Interfere. He is our good friend
and has given us invaluable assistance."
Lloyd also spoke in praise of the
efforts of the president In behalf of San
Francisco, as did Mayor McCarthy.
Mayor McCarthy, in a decorated au
tomobile and wearing his garland of
flowers, was met at the creek route
ferry with a splendid reception given I
by the city officials, labor leaders and
friends in the San Francisco social
club. Following the reception at the
ferry there was an automobile parade
up Market street in which the mayor
was escorted by the members of the
board of supervisors, the members of j
the city commissions and the League i
of the Cross cadets and two bands.
An euthusiastic reception was held
in the Central theater under the aus
pices of the San Francisco social club
at which the mayor and other spoke.
McCarthy, Lloyd. Metcalf and R«n
shaw are the first of the delegation
representing the Panama-Pacific inter
national exposition at Washington to
return to this city with the spoken
word of the flgUt before congress in
Washington. The reception they re
ceived was a promise of tha great dem
onstration which will be given when
the entire delegation has returned and
is fet»d by the grateful citizens of San
Francisco. The homes of Mayor Mc-
Carthy and Fred Lloyd were filled with
flowers by the committ«e. In each
place was a handsome floral piece in
violets and jonquils, with the Inscrip
tion, "Heartiest Appreciation—P. P.
I. E."
Mayor McCarthy was met at Sacra
mento hy his attorney, Cleveland L.
Dam, and his secretary, Elmer C. Lef
flngwell. While crossing the bay the
mayor made the following statement
on the result of the Panama Pacific ex
position fair:
"We got th« fair. We had to fight
in order to get It. Our opponents did
everything with everybody on whom
they could exercise any influence to
secure the prize for New Orleans.
"That the united forces of the west
an<] middle west and the east brought
to us a majority, was recorded in the
house of representatives on Tuesday
afternoon. Never in my life was I no
proud of anything that has ever come
to me as I was then of the fact that
I was a Californian. The efforts put
forth by the Califomians In Washing
ton, directly and indirectly connected
with that great work, as well as the
efforts of the many friends wh» as
sisted us. made it absolutely impossible
for any force such as that presented by
New Orleans to break through our
ranks. California and the west in gen
eral and San Francisco In particular
has, by tlie express action of congress,
received an immense impetus for good.
I know I feel absolutely confident and
supremely happy in the thought that
the people of San Francisco and of
<*altfornia and the west generally will
give In San Franctsco the greatest edu-,
catlonal exposition that the world has
•ver seen.
"I know that our people will as one
man rise to the occasion of discharging
the duties imposed upon them by the
great work that there Is yet to be
performed. So that when the gates
of the fair are thrown open the exposi
tion will be of such a character that
the people throughout the country will
feel more than ever delighted at the
action taken by their representatives
In congress last Tuesday, when it was
decided that the oxpoßitlon to cele
brate the opening of the Panama canal
should be held in San Francisco.
"Too much credit carf not be given
the newspapers that made th»e fight
i for San Francisco and aided so ma
Contlnned from Page 17
.terlally in carry the day. We had a
hard, fight and after the committee on
arts and expositions had decided In
favor of New Orleans you could not
meet a man outside of our delegation
that - believed we could win. But we
did win and by a majority of 29 votes."
At the Central theater the San Fran
cisco social club had a warm welcome
ready for-the mayor. John McLaugh
"lin, president of the club, called the
meeting to order and Introduced Mich
ael Casey, r president of the board of
public works, as president of the even
ing. Short: addresses were made by
Supervisor; John A. Kelly, who was
acting mayor during McCarthy's ab
sence; F. C. Mac Donald of the civil
service commission, Andrew J. Oalla
ghe and Mayor McCarthy. In his
speech McCarthy; recounted the vic
tory In "Washington and gave unstinted
praise to the members of the California
congressional delegation for their
work, citing particularly Congressmen
Kahn and Know-land, and the members
of the Panama-' exposition dele
gation, who labored. in Washington for
the , victory. There were repeated
cheers for the mayor and for the other
workers. .
"What did P. H. do?" asked some one
In the throng.
". "As for. P. H.." replied the mayor,
"he did everybody possible for . • him
to do."
In reviewing the" struggle in Wash
ington. Lloyd said: v",v
"Organization on practical: business
lines, earnest and enthusiastic volun
teers : and employes, unlimited support
from our newspapers and' a public
ready to go to ." any expense fto secure
that which It felt Justly entitled —
these elements, . combined -with the
wholesome respect in which the re
builders of San Francisco are held by
the' political leaders of the country,
won the battle. » ; ... '
"Our opponents, were guided, by men
who are past masters in the art" of
vote' getting. Their campaign had
been most carefully planned and was
intelligently executed. We were forced
to recognize * the committee on Indus
trial arts and exposition*. •' Its chair
man - was William s Rodenberg. who led
our competitor's fight. [■ ,
"Compelled to deal with this com
mittee, we were placed -in the position,
of > having «to; attack * the plan of,- our
opponents, rather than defend our own.
It also ; gave the; other Bide the power
to : delay or. force' a vote by the house.
In one respect, and in one respect
only, I believe the managers of the New
Orleans 3 campaign erred. ■ (Had " they
have forced a vote 10 days earlier there
might have :■ been a ..different story sto
tell. They would have found us un
prepared for the final, rush, I for In the
last 10 days.we did our greatest Bwork;
■ ■ "At the psychological moment the
New -Orleans managers, through men
who had ; been working '-.the,; different
states for.months,*presented resolutions
in the - various legislatures Indorsing
New Orleans as the exposition city. On
learning of this iit .was i necessary that
we employ and direct a force of men by
telegraph to introduce resolutions ■'• or
have "I rescinded ' action that f had £ been
taken to our disadvantage.; This was
dona through co-operation between
Washington and San Francisco.
"The president *anJ the republican
party leaders did "not come out In the
open oofr f us until Monday, January"23."
It was!on" that ■ date that Senator' Pen
rose of 1 Pennsylvania sent.; for 1 Con
gressman Focht and stated that ;it was
the si desire. of S the. president. Secretary
Knoji ; and : himself ■to : have th<j» full
Pennsylvania : delegation vote t for • San
Francisco. "The New Orleans managers
had made such inroads Into this .lele
'gation thnt those notified were loath to
believe tho message delivered and were
not satisfied until in a body they had
called on the senator. This fact was
freely talked of in the halls o£ con
'•Immediately following this declara
tion, the president took active part and
daily interviewed congressmen In our
behalf. It was soon the talk of Wash
ington that the administration ha.l
taken an a«tive interest in the affair
and that the tide had turned in our
"When one stops to consider that 15
votes gained by the other side would
have defeated us, I feel that there is no
question hut that the only error made
by the master mind of the New Orleans
campaign was in not forcing a vote 10
days earlier.
•San Francisco has in this glgantlo
enterprise that which will save her
from her enthusiastic self. This en
terprise is big enough to absorb all th«>
excess enthusiasm created in all bodes
within her limits —labor, capital re
formers, performers and all the anti
clans. The newspapers now have a
unified plan big enough, broad enough
and interesting enough to occupy all
their time. The success of the under
taking should be contemporaneous with
the harmonizing of all our differences. 1'
During the celebration over Kan
Francisco's victory last night, Haight
■street resembled sections of the city
on New Year's eve. Ked fire sizzled
and flared, horns shrilly tooted, con
fetti cove-red the pavement with a snow
like layer and crowds of people wan
dere along until -the parade packed
sidewalks from curbstone to building.
Behind a large band, stepping lively
to Its inspiring music, walked the 425
members of the Haight and Ashbury
improvement club. Each man, decor
ated with the produ badge of 1915, car
ried horns and flags. Six large banners
emblematical of the exposition, were '
borne aloft, "boosting" Golden Gate j
park for the fair site. Many automo
biles participated.
When rain fell the crowd gathered
in the club hall, Hafght and Ashbury
streets, where enthusiasm rose with the
temperature. William Fahey, president
of the club, presided. Among the speak
ers were W. A. Smith, T. P. Martin, A.
M. Wallen, E. S. Lowery ' and J J.
Daley All emphasized the Ideal loca
tion of Golden Gate park for the great
Haight street merchants worked hard
to make their celebration a marked suc
cess. It Is the first held in honor of
our victory over New Orleans and of
tho men who made that victory pos
A public reception to Rev. Joseph P. j
MfcQualde. who will return this after- I
noon from Washington, where he was j
among those foremost In the heroic |
task of securing the Panama-Pacific
exposition for San Francisco, will be
given tonight at Sacred Heart hall, in
i>ll street near Flllmore. Among the
speakers will be Mayor P. H. McCarthy,
Chief of Police Seymour, Fire Chief
Thomas Murphy, County Clerk Harry I.
MUlcrevy, J. c. Fogarty, J. C. Nealon,
P. F. EHmdon. Jeremiah Mahony, John
Mahony and several of the supervisors.
Loyal Work Wins
OAKLAND, Feb. 4.—President Taft
was the "paramount influence" respon
sible for San Francisco's victory at
Washington, according to Victor H.
Metcalf, former secretary of the naey.
Metcalf arrived in Oakland today jubi
lant over the success of the San Fran
cisco delegation In securing the in
dorsement of the house for the Pana- j
ma-Paciflc exposition. Metcalf w.vs
among prominent CaUtprnians who
went to Washington to help In the»
"Numerous things contributed to our
success.' he said, "by no means the
least belngr the Joyal, unflagging work
done by. the California representative*
who went back to Washington to get
the fair. The spirit manifested was,
something admirable. The delegates
k»pt right at It from beginning to end
and carried on a fight that excited ad
miration from all. R. B. Hale was in
defatigable, and he deserves all the
praise that can be given him. But
every member of the delegation Is de
serving of the highest praise, too.
"The general arguments used are'
familiar to all, of course, and need not
be repeated now. The fact that we had
U7,500,nn0 behind us told heavily In
congress and throughout the east,
where public sentiment in our favor
developed in consequence. It was a
telling argument that we asked the na
tion for no money for our fair, and
that we had already in sight enough
to Insure Its success on a splendid scale.
"But what contributed still more to
our success; was the fact that for the
first time in the history of the state
the people were all united. All sec
tional, political and other feuds were
forgotten and all got together. There
was absolutely no one whose voice was
raised to spoil or undo our work. There
was not the trace of a fight within the
lines among the people of California
nn the question of securing the ex
position fir San Francisco.
"But President Taft was the para
mount Influence. He was in sympathy
wlth the west in this matter, and it is
due In a great measure to the Influ
ence he wielded in favor of California
that we are congratulating ourselves
today. lie was for Sam Francisco, and
to tola fart more than to any other
do I attribute San Francisco's success."
Associate Justice F. W. Henshaw of
the supreme court and his brother, Wil
liam G. Henshaw, accompanied Met
calf to Oakland from Washington.
Concern Organized With Capi
tal of $150,000
[Special D'apatch to The Call]
PORTERVILLE. Feb. 4.—With $150,
--000 subscribed, and with the backing
1 of the chamber of commerce, there has
been organized here the California
eranite company, the purpose of which
Is to manufacture and exploit the Por
tervllle granite In the foothills to the
ea^t of this city.
Building stone experts have been
asked to pass their opinion upon the
local product and have, agrged that
there Is but one other stone which
equals ft, and that Is the granite found
at Barrte, Vt.
Spur tracks are being built by the
Porterville Northeast railroad to the
quarries where the black stone Is found
and a track will be put in later to the
other variety.
City Attorney Holds Direct Pri
mary Will Prevail
[Special Dispaich la The Call]
STOCKTON*. Feb. 4.—The city council
■will take steps preliminary to Issuing
a proclamation for the city .election to
be held May 1«. City Attorney DeWitt
Clary holds that the election must be
conducted according to the direct
primary law. The municipal prlmary
election will* be held May 2.
The city officers whose terms expire
are: Mayor R. R. Reibenateln, City
Superintendent of Streets Oscar Wright,
and City Councilman J. C. Dewey, Rob
ert Inglis, Henry Eshbach and Joe Gall.
Freeholders to draft a charter pro
viding for tho commission plan of gov
ernment are also to be elected.
Clubhouse to Be Commenced
When $12,000 Is Available
Tlip women of the university are re
joicing over tlip fact that the early
completion of their clubhouse has been
made possible by the fact that the ex
ecutive committee, a male organization,
has decided to donate $500 toward the
fund. The women have raised $5,475
amonjc themselves and will begin build
ing as soon as they have $12,000. An
active campaign is on among the women
to secure enough additional money to
begin building immediately.
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Son of Capitalist Charges His
Second Wife With Undue
4 Influence
Misrepresentation as Medium of
Spirits Is Alleged in
} Complaint
.Continued from Pnjre 17
Salt LaJce City and the eldest son of
■Walker by his first marriage, Is direct
ing the bitter battle which the Vtah
heirs are waging against their step
mother, Mrs. Althea Walker, named as
the sole legatee in the will of the
David F. Walker Jr. contested the
will of his father November 10. The
attorneys for the widow demurred and
Superior Judge George H. Buck sus
tained only one of the grounds of con
teat—that of undue influence. Those
questioning the authenticity of the will
were stricken out by the court.
The amended contest filed here today
set* forth three separate grounds upon
which the court l« asked' to decree that
the pretended will is not the last will
and testament of David F. Walker.
The constant declares that for a long
time prior to the allejired execution of
the pretended will, January 10. 1908,
and up to the time of his death. Sep
tember 11, 19107 David F. Walker was
of unsound mind and Incompetent to
make a will because of his belief in
communications to and fro mthe spirits
of the dead.
According: to the contestant, Walker's
belief In the mysteries of spiritualism
influenced and determined the disposi
tion of his property and the supposed
communications embltterad his mind
against hig children by his first wife.
Walker's delusion upon the subject
reached such an intensity, allegas the
contest, that mental derangement was
Undue influence exercises by Mr«. Al
thea Walker over her husband to secure
the will is given as the second gro-und
for the contest, part" of which is as fol
"She pretended and stated to him that
she was a spiritualistic medium and an
oracle, through whom the communica
tions were had between the spirits of
deceased persons and those living on
"She falsely and fraudulently repre
sented to David F. Walker that she had
received communications and revela
tions from spirits directing him to make
a will by which he should bequeath and
devise all of his property and estate to
"If a will was ever signed by Walk
er," the third ground of the contest de
clares, "it was signed under restraint,
undue influence and fraudulent mis-
representations exercised by Althea.
Walker, particularly in reference to
and concerning this contestant."
Mrs. Althea Walker, the widow. Is
supported by her two children, Mrs.
Margaret Smoot and Clarence Walker,
in her fight to keep control of the
entire estate.
The Salt I^ake heirs who are con
testing the validity of the will are
David F. Walker Jr. and Henry W.
Walker, sons; Maud L. Walker, Sarah
A. Paul and Stalla M. Lewis, daughters;
Miria Rogers-Danes, Gracla Rogers and
Dorothy Rogers, granddaughters.
Newspapers of New Orleans
Advise People to Aid San
Louisiana Senators Are Said to
Favor Discontinuance of
the Battle
Continued From Pace IT
comer, a stranger to other senators,
and he could not put up a fight if he
wanted to.
The Californians are. anxious that the
Kahn resolution should not be amend
ed. They think they will succeed. They
have strong friends on the committee.
Including- Chairman Jones of Washing
ton, Crane, of Massachusetts and New- -
lands of Nevada./ These men are count
ed upon to prevent any amending in
committee which might prove embar
rassing. , If the senate should amend
the resolution the house will push the
matter through without great d*elay,
according to ■ the best " information ob
tainable. , In short, . congress* Is deter
mined to give the exposition to San
Francisco at this session. .".'.'
Celebration of Victory
• ALAMEDA. Feb. 4.—The winning of
the, big Panama-Pacific exposition by~<
San" Francisco, was celebrated here this
evening '; with a street demonstration
that was. held under the direction of
the chamber of commerce. Hundreds of
persons paraded Park street behind the
band: of ; the California : council, ■ Young
Men's Institute. The boy scouts also
participated In the turnout. ]
Site to Be Discussed
, OAKLAND, Feb. 4.—The matter of a
site; for the; Panama-Pacific exposition
will be discussed Monday night at a
meeting of •' the Oakland architectural
club. ;•Ernest^Coxhead- will outline the
plan of using .the = San '.- Francisco water.
front as a ,site for the fair. Charles
Keeler, the poet, will also speak.
Praise for t Delegates
The following resolutions adopted by
the, . varnishers' and polishers'' union
No.-134 have been indorsed by the San
Francisco labor , council:
Whereas, a* a representative body of labor, we,
the varnlsbers* and polisher*' local union No. 134,
derm the tiro* most opportune to show to all cit
izens of San Francisco, the state of - California
and the world at large, that our Interest* lie not
only In the upbuilding of our great and glorious
city, . but to ■ the interests.' of all ' wage earners
who should become resident* therein; and'
Whereas, an event occurred In the congress of
the ■ United States at Washington • January - 31.
1911, vl».. that of the choosing of Ran Francisco
for the holding of the Panama-Pacific exposition
In 1915.' which event means to San Francisco and
the entire west an ' era -of prosperity . and ' ad
vancement far beyond all comprehension; there
fore, be it • • . -
■ Resolved.'that we heartily commend the wise
and Judicious action of congress, and offer our
most sincere' and hearty congratulations -to oar
; committee in Washington who so nobly and fear
! lessly • brought this important matter to a suc
cessful conclusion; and be It further ..
i Resolved, that we feel • highly pleased at hay-
Ing the opportunity of showing to the world the
energy and Indomitable will and courago dis
played after ■ meeting . with the greatest catas
trophe of modern times, startling the whole world,
that .of April 18, ■ 1906, when, stricken prostrate
to the earth, she arose in grandeur, like Phoenix
from the ashes, a giant In strength and courtne.
surpassing - In • achievement anything hitherto
known in - history. - standing once more, upon a
Ml 1(i foundation of enterprise, ■ Industry, and pro
gression.' '■:'■-' ■..■-.••■ .".', i ' »." ■'■ ■ . . "■'
. Resolved, that the foregoing be unanlmmislr
adopted, a copy thereof forwarded to th« build-
Ing trades council, the San Francisco labor coun
cil, the district council of painters of Ban Fran
cisco and publicity be given In the press.
W. M. Page, L. A. Morelll and S. F. Arnold.
■ ■ ; ':■•• ■ i m • ■ ■ - ' 'i -..'•'
Labor Council Organized
[Special Diipalch to The Call]
HOLLJSTER. Feb. B.—The San Benitn
labor council was organized hero yes
terday, W. O. Mathewson of San Jose.
one of the vice presidents of the «ta.to
federation of iabor. and Georg* Moody,
a representative of the Santa Clara
County building trades' council. # ad
dresslng the meeting. The plumbers.
sheet metal workers, carpenters, paint
ers, plasterers, hod carriers, glaziers
and cement workers consolidated and
affiliated with the building trades'
council of Santa Clara.

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