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"DIAZ NEVER FOR US," IS SLOGAN OF INSURRECTOS Only Terms for Peace, Madero Sends Word, Is Removal of the President New Election Is Demanded for X Chief Executive and Gov* ernors of States ■ . . ■;. /''..:..'" ;..■''.■ the government, Diaz himself remain ing In power?" he was asked. "Madero and Diaz are as opposite as day and night. The only place Diaz would give Madero would be on a scaffold. "I am afraid there would be no chance for peace as long as Diaz re mained president. "With an armed truce, Diaz removed and a neutral ground selected for carrying on negotiations, we might be lieve peace is near." Mexican Consul Lomell protested to the United States Officials today against the presence of United States guards upon the Mexican boundary, where Blatt and Converse were .nested by Mexican officials. The state depart ment took the ground that the place wis United States territory. The protest of the Mexican consul is regarded as indicating that ' the Mexican government is going to con test the protest of the government against the arrest of the Americans. LLOYD VICTOR IN ROW OVER STOCK With Restraining Order Out of the Way Old Directors Are Ousted In a complicated stock companies lit igation begun yesterday by * certain stock holders of the Pacific Slope secu rities company to restrain Fred B. Lloyd, president of the Pacific surety company, from voting stock of the Pa cific Slope company at a meeting of the other concern, Lloyd and his party won the first bout. The Pacific Slope people were denied a restraining order to en join Lloyd form voting the majority holding of 189,000 shares of stock In the Pacific surety company, which are owned by the Pacific Slope securities company, and of which Lloyd 'is trus tee. The plaintiffs in the action and the amount of stock they own ln the Fa cific Slope securities company were given as: Lycurgus Lindsay, Los An geles. 5.000 shares; Albert Infsld. Tucson. 2...00 shares; F. Fleishman, 250 shares; Leo Goldschmidt. 1,250 shares, and BpeS Randolph of Tucson. 10,000 shares. The defendants named were C. E. Linaker. president; E. I*. Spen der, secretary, and Albert Raymond, constituting the board of directors of the Pacific Slope eccurties company, and F. B. Lloyd. In addition to the application for a lining order, the papers filed yes terday asked for $100,000 damages from Lloyd and the other defendants on the ground that Lloyd has used that amount of money belonging to the Pacific surety company for his own iiurposes. Superior Judge Sturtevant heard ar gument on the restraining order pro ceedings yesterday morning and denied the application. The damage suit still stands. With the hindrance of the restraining order out of the way. the stockholders of the Pacific surety company held a meeting at the company's headquarters In the First National bank building yes terday afternoon and elected the fol lowing directors: - Fred B. Lloyd, A. B. Redding, Jesse W. Ltllanthal, E. P. Spengler. K. Myron Wolf. W. O. Henshaw. Stuart 8. Haw ley, M. F. Poettinger. Dr. Guldo Caglier and Albert Raymond. The last three named were newly elected, replacing J. B. Vlckers of Los Angeles, Smith Crow der and John 11. Robertson, who had been on the directorate. With the new organization the directorate is said to be strongly for Lloyd. In the suit filed yesterday it was al leged that Lloyd dominated the board of directors of the Pacific Slope securi ties company and that In February last he nad K. N. ChtMers and F. C. Ballan tine withdraw as directors and filled their places with C. ]•". Linaker and Albert Raymond. was further al leged that under the domination of Lloyd the new board of directors passed a resolution transferrin* to Lloyd as trustee the majority stock of the Pa clfie surety company, held by,' the. Pa cific Slope company, and that all acts of Lloyd affecting that stock had.been ratified. I^I|GB-_M-_---BiH-B___________-_l It was asserted that since December 12, 1909, Lloyd has bought and sold the "assets of the Pacific slope securities company," that is, the stock of the Pa cific surety company, and under the "guise of commissions.has so manipu lated, the assets- as to misappropriate and divert from the Pacific slopes se curities company. $100,000 and divert that sum for his own use or to he divided among the defendants in the action." ■hnißß__i_l__i In controversion of the suit Fred B. Lloyd -led affidavits .before the .'court yesterday. He stated that hehad acted with the consent and approval of the Pacific slope securities company in all his movements. He denied the allega tions of misappropriation and misuse ofsthe funds. EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE ALARMS HOTEL GUESTS FRENCH LICK, Ind.. March 20.—An explosion of dynamite or giant powder in a new building of the French Lick hotel company today caused the occu pants some alarm until it was learned that no damage had been done. Thomas Tagg'art, president of the company, said he was sure the explosion was acci dental. CHOLERA OUTBREAK IS FINALLY CURBED HONOLULU, March 20.—The cholera outbreak here Is officially declared to be ended, but quarantine and other precau tionary measures will be continued until the sanitary work for .which the legislature appropriated $50,000 is com pleted. There were 27 cases of cholera in the present outbreak, of which 21 proved fsttal. “RALLY FOR MEXICO,” CRY OF LIMANTOUR Bogey of International Complications IsrShaken By Finance Minister MEXICO CITY, March 20.—With a! warning that -With every day the rebel-; lion continues the danger of Interna tional complications Increases, a plesf to Mexicans to rally around President Diaz and a declaration that the govern ment never can enter into peace nego tiations ' with-.' individuals in arms, Finance . Minister Limantour entered today upon .< task of pacification. . The special car in which Limantour traveled from New York reached Mex ico City at in o'clock - this morning. Hundreds, among whom were, many officials and <■*■ sprinkling of -women, were on hand to read addresses of wel come and shout "vivas." President Diaz* greeting was con veyed through one of his official family, as the meeting between the two was deferred until later. The ovation over. Limantour and the members of his family went by auto mobile to the Limantour home in Mix coac, a suburb, where the minister re ceived newspapermen. "PEACE ENVOY?. HA! HA!" Limantour said that reports that he was the bearer of conditions for peace, placed In his hands by the Maderos in New York, were absurd. "With bad grace could I be the bearer of such a paper, when publicly I have declared that the government never could enter Into negotiations with in dividuals in arras." Of ilie insurrection itself. Limantour said that it constituted treason. In reply to p. suggestion that great results were expected to follow, his re turn to Mexico he said: "It is a heavy burden that public OFFICIALS WILL EXPLAIN CHARTER Allendale Improvement Club In vites Mayor and Others to Be Speakers OAKLAND. March 20.—Mayor Frank K. Mott will head a delegation of speakers who have been invited by: the Allendale improvement club to explain to the members and guests of that or ganization tomorrow evening the new charter and the municipal improve ments project The meeting will take place at Allendale, hall, in Pennlman avenue near Lie**. W. E. Sansome, president of the club, will preside. Invitations to speak were extended to Mayor Frank K. Mott, City Auditor Gfeorge E. Gross, City Treasurer Edwin Meese, City Engineer F. C. Turner and John Forrest, candidate for commis sioner No. 4. Each will discuss by re quest s-one phase of the municipal af fairs, and the effect of the result of the coming* election on the city's Immediate future. Councilman Vose, candidate for commissioner No. 4, will also speak. The speakers named, as the officers of the club have explained, were In vited because they are candidates If! the coming election. Mayor Mott is stand ing for re-election. City Treasurer Meese for commissioner No. 1. City Au ditor Gross for re-election, City Engi neer F. C. Turner for commissioner No. 3 and John Forrest for commissioner N*o. 4. The same men will address a meeting Wednesday evening of the old third ward republican club at I>awlor hall. Seventeenth and Peralta streets. Gerald Lawlor will preside. This meeting will be political, the club having called on the candidates to explain the problems which must be faced by the new com mission. _88-WfiH*WHß@_f The third meeting of the kind for this week will be that next Friday evening to be held by the Fortieth street Improvement club, at Thirty eighth and Grove streets, over which Attorney Harrison S. Robinson, one of the last board of freeholders, will pre side. 7^^^g^Bß^^asssSStW^»v^ City Clerk Thompson has completed verification of the petitions of nomina tion filled by 63 aspirants for office. George J. Maynard, candidate for com missioner' No. 2," withdrew from 7 the race. This leaves nine contestants In the field for the office and 63 names on the ballot at the first election. DENNIS SEARLES TO TAKE A VACATION ""Hfl'H—_M—HHHHP***"'"'*^B—(MHPft * -OAKLAND, March 20.—Dennis Searles, confidential secretary of P. M. Smith and a director .of the, newly,'formed $200,000,000 United properties company, will.leave Oakland Tuesday night on-a trip to. the east and Europe and will be away two months. ,'_3H"^_"iSfesP6Bo- Searles has taken an active interest In the Smith "enterprises for the last three years and has had no vacation for seven '• years and says he is taking the trip primarily for a rest., Ills'wife will accompany him. F. M. Smith left for New York Satur day night, and W. R. Alberger, another director, left several; weeks ago and is not expected back for a week or Vr, left several weeks ago a expected back for a week * . _— i TO CURB A COLD IN* ONE DAYjgj Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Druggists refund money If it fails. E. W. Grove's signature on each box. 25c. • -.-,.'-.,.-■ .7.7 -11IKP .". . '. ."•".". .'_.''.* BOS'-—fn this Hty, March ID, IDn.VEmll c. i ..beloved son ot Katherlnp and tilt late Henry! IVwe. and lovinft father of Alma. .Martin. John and the late Harry Boae, a native of California, aged "1 yeara 1 mouth and 10 days. A'mem ber of Sau Francisco Musician*' Association. • Friends and acquaintances are respectfully In- Tlted to attend tlte funeral tomorrow'(Wednes day), -at It ri'elock a. ra., from the parlors of ' Ruhr <_; Wleboldt." J3RS Valencia street near Twenty-fifth. --'• Interment • Mount Olivet • ceme tery, by 11:30 a. in. train from Twenty-fifth and Valencia streets. ::*^_HB_9oM_Ml__l KEIL in this city, March 20, 1011. Jennie A. Kelt, beloved daughter of the late Edward Kelt, and ulster of Mr». Thomas A. Kender, Mrs. B. E. Ferguson and Julie V.Keil, and '. niece of Mrs. C. M. I>iiqoe*n<- of-- Berkeley. Cal.. a native of Tnolumne connty, Cal.. aged S3 ■ yeara and ill months. (Tuolumne I county paper* please copyj<M-_fg£"*p£^.: i * Friend* and acquaintances are respectfully In cited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Wednes day). March 22, -11, at 2 o'clock p. m.. from •. her - late residence. 1147 Leavenworth street. Interment Woodlawn cemetery. Me.FH*_"_BoN Entered Into rest, in thtscity. March 2., 1911. Mary I-'., wile of the lam I>r..Maynard McPherson, and mother :of "ATI 11am McPherson. Mrs. O. Toachnrd and Mrs. Alexander. MHYaekln. a native, of Maryland. aged .73 years. : Funeral notice hereafter. ' TDK BTRAKTZ In this city, March I!).-1911, Thedore. ljeloTed husband of-Ida ron Strantt. and father of Mrs. Haes<\ Mrs. liehmlim- and Mrs. Fink and Alfred and Paul voa Stranta, • native of Germany, aged 7- years" C month* and 18 days. ; .'.-,,.,. »■-.._ , Friends and acquaintances are respectfully In vited to attend the funeral today (Tuesday) . at 2:30 p. to.',* from -. bis late residence, 929 Shotwell street between Twenty-third "and Twenty-fcurtU. Interment private, i . THE SAN" FRANCISCO CALL. TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1911. opinion would place upon my shoulders. No one man can carry it without the co-operation Of all good Mexicans. "Furthermore, I can not understand why such an effort is demanded of one man, when the poflicy of our govern ment is In the hands of no less a man than the illustrious statesman who has formed the country, who has developed It and has given it. a high place among the nations. , • DIAZ LOOKED TO "We must then place our confidence in the expert helmsman who in the past lias met the greatest dangers and lend him all the aid of.which we are capa ble for a method of, implanting the re forms, more or less urgent, required by the present political situation." V "There was published this morning,'' it was suggested, "a dispatch from New York in which Gustave A. ".. Madero said you had returned to Mexico to take charge temporarily of the presidency of the republic?" , "Another absurdity," said Limantour. In time, past, when some of ray friends have besought roe to become a candi date for the vice presidency, I have de clared my firm resolution not to accept any position in the militant politic, of my country, being disposed to;lend my services to the administration branch. "Not having been willing to accept a militant political post when It would have been easy for me to acquire it, much less would 1 think of such a thing at present, when'it is the duty of all good Mexicans to rally around General Diaz." LOCAL POLITICAL POT TO BOIL SOON Municipal Conference Will Meet Tonight and Select Mayor alty Canvassers I "With the pot of municipal politics boiling at a merry rate despite the fact that the primary election is still sev eral months in the future, the meeting I of the municipal conference this even- | ing in the asembly room of the Mills building may develop some interesting features. At a meeting of the organi zation committee of the conference yes terday a general working plan was adopted, which will be submitted to the conference tonight. This provides for a scheme of organization and the selection of committees to canvass the field for possible candidates for mayor and members of : the board of super visors. According to the statement of pur poses issued by the conference at the time of its organization, its indorse ments for the filling of offices will he limited to that of mayor and super visors unless some unexpected develop ment should cause it to extend its scope to a.consideration of the entire local ticket .*. ' ■ . The good government league, which also is looking forward to the Indorse ment of a complete city ticket and,has given a tentative indorsement through its nominating committee to a number of possible candidates for supervisor and other. city offices, is prepared to await the action of the municipal con mlnating committee to a number •^sible i-andldates for supervisor ither city offices, is prepared to the action of the municipal con ference before committing itself finally on mayor and supervisors. Should the list chosen by the latter organization meet with good government league ap proval, it is more than likely that the two organizations will unite upon a single set of candidates, though their campaigns in behalf of these, candi dates probably will be carried out in dividually. : It is no secret that Marshall Hale Is the Good Government league's first choice for mayor and that he already has been approached to make the . race, but 'i thus Jar ;: has refused .to ; consider the proposition. Governor Johnson is said to haxe expressed \ himself in fa vor of Hale, and his personal influence might yet be a considerable factor In causing;. Hale to run. -"^^B@Sp^B-S_S Should Hale say the word, he un doubtedly would be acceptable to the municipal conference as well as to the Good Government league. -City Attor ney Percy "VYLong would be a welcome candidate, but has given his friends;to understand that he prefers to seek re election as city attorney rather;than toenter the lists for mayor. ' . William' Penman _is ,;■; the most likely candidate whose name has come before the municipal conference and,-as matters stand at present, seems practically. Bure of indorsement by /the conference if be will .to ';run. "James Rolph Jr.;* who * has , been ». sug gested prominently for;the honor," has absolutely refused to have his name considered. . Former Mayor James D. /. Dong would be a welcome sut has given his friends to that he prefers to seek re city attorney rather than c lists for mayor. Penman probably is the candidate whose name has c the municipal conference ters stand at present, seems sure of indorsement by the If he will consent to run. ;>h Jr., who has been sng -ninently for the honor, has refused to have his name Former Mayor James D. Phelan'hast been 7 considered "by the Good Government | league j as ; a possibil ity, and' yesterday the name Of Treas urer McDougald was added to the list of those who? might eventually prove acceptable.* ''*^r|_BJHMP|ff**l The league;has made its-preliminary arrangements "7 for the campaign :by securing Dreamland rink for two mass meetings„ Just prior to the primaries and for two more before the fallelec tion.: 77^E0S0m^^H09m\ySSSf^SSmWBm Some of the most Interesting ' fights promise "to develop "over the "secondary offices. It, ls more than likely .that the j fight for sheriff will be a three cornered one, with'». Tom \ Finn,t Larry Dolan and Fred Egger a in the' field. Each of the \ two latter have i been : considered by the good * government league, and Eggers has j received 7 the 7 Indorsement - of : the league's nominating committee. No in dorsement, has been recommended, how ever, ; for district attorney. ; ■ Flckert has I not been given; the slightest considera tion,'; and , Daniel *A. 1 Ryani and Barclay Henley, who: have been suggested,, have both. refused to ' become candidates. :,*;, 3 It is possible that a legal tangle may result tover - the '•' police Judgeships»" on account of the charter amendment.pro vision that four. judges are to be elect ed ;' In ; 1911,*'; two; of ( . whom ; are to * serve for two! years j and two for four 'years. At % the election two years ago, ? Judges Conlan ") and ■ Shortall were I elected ">■ tor full four year terms." No provision in this case .was contained ■in the charter am t*.*JfIaMSHMHSP'4M_n£-______ As the registrar's office .has, an nounced :'; unofficially * that " four ' police judges -are; to be elected, ,the question undoubtedly,* will? arise as 'to* Whether Conlan and Shortall may' serve j out the terms * orf which" they ; were s elected "i or whether they = will be forced to make' a second fight at this time. \- .' 7 .m 7 - '.'*•. '•*. Italian-Swiss Colony wines are Cali fornia* choicest product." Try their fine ? table '.wine,iTlpor (red »or white), which ■ Is popular from ocean to ocean. For sale everywhere, » ■ * KNELL IS SOUNDED FOR BUCKET SHOPS Supervisors Pass Bill to Print That Means Abolition of Traffic Moss Pleads With Board in Vain and Charges Collusion Continued " Pram : Page 13 "that there is not a scintilla of truth in what you say. This bill was drafted at my request by my attorney, Mr. Dam. He consulted the • best talent,available in. , this country and had the bill so drawn as to, leave no loopholes for the men who are preying upon the poor and unwary of this city." John A. Percy' legal representative of K. F. Hutton & Co..and counsel in San Francisco for the Chicago board of trade, was present to refute the con tentions of Moss. / SAME AS COXGRESSIOXAT. ACT "Mr. Moss," said Percy, "complains that this bill is directed against him. Section 1 of .'the'bill is identical with the act of congress to prohibit bucket shops in the district of Columbia. Sec tion 1 is the meat of the ordinance, for it describes a bucket shop. If this or dinance "is ."directed against Mr. Moss, then the act of congress was: directed against Mr.; Moss. The. congressional act was passed on the solicitation of President Taft, who held that the busi ness should cease in the district of Co ''''°'"i*9*A)'fflßiii'ara^w "All talk that, this . ordinance Is di rected ; against any particular individ ual, or , for the advantage of-any other individual, firm or exchange is untrue. 1 can Only repeat that It is: Identical with the act of congress." ' At ';the .request of the members of the board. Percy explained the distin guishing features of a bucket shop. "The bucket shop- man," said; Percy, is a book maker on prices. He neither buys nor sells. He merely makes a book on the market. As an illustration of what "the business means, I need only tell you that a bucket ■ shop" man of ' this city, under oath, admitted that he had made a profit of $600,000." Moss still insisted that the - business was legitimate. -^PHBBfßMßptepji "You can not make anything else out of it." replied the .mayor. "It Is the* most outrageous form of gambling the world has ever seen.'' MOSS ADMITS IT With hope . abandoned. Moss blurted out, "I agree .with you." Just before the vote was taken. Moss tried a new tack. "Every cent the regular brokerage houses make, goes out of the city," he said. "What is lost in my place stays here," and he .waved' his hand sweep ingly toward his pocket. "That's where it goes, all right," said the mayor. Supervisors. Nolan and: Cutten an nounced themselves as opposed; to all gambling in stocks and food commodi ties. The vote on postponement found only three supervisors in favor of delay. In th* ballot on* the . measure the board was unanimous for its passage. ' ST. MARY'S STUDENTS TO • TRY FOR COTTLE PRIZE Thirty-five Collegians Will En- ter for First Debate OAKLAND, March 20.— first pre liminary contest for the Cottle orator ical medal, open to students of St. Mary's college, will be held tomorrow evening. The medal is the yearly gift of Rev. Father Cottle of the class of IS and at present pastor of St. Brigid's church in San Francisco. * ■ The. contest is. open to the students of the college classes only, and at pres ent 3"» have signified their intention of entering. Fifteen will be chosen from this contest. V The second tryout will be held April 21 and the 15 men selected In tomor row's contest will be ; further reduced to seven. The final contest will be held in May. MAIL POUCH ROBBER SUSPECT IS RETURNED J. P. Gallagher Arrives From El Paso in Custody OAKLAND, March Patrick J. Gallagher, mall pouch thief suspect, who was arrested by United "States postoffice' inspectors at - Juarez, Mexico, was returned today from El.Paso, Tex.,* by, Detective • Kyle of the Oakland po lice. Gallagher Is charged by the Cen tral % national * bank with forgery * and will be tried in the local courts. 'Owing to insufficient evidence on the I mail pouch theft cases the federal officers relinquished claim to the prisoner. TEACHER WILL TAKE 'A PART IN SCHOOL PLAY Fremont High Students Select Cast OAKLAND,■•;March 20.—H..D. Brase field, head of .the mathematics depart ment of the • Fremont school, : will play the role of Professor Locke in the play, ' "The. Freshmen," to ; be".' given by the junior classl of the school "Friday evening. May 12. Miss Gladys Gardi-; ncr ;will be?the leading lady. Among others in ', the cast will *be Ray ".Ogden, Beverly > Crump, .Wesley i Whltaker. ■ By ron Johnson," Fred Levi, Robert'Gardi ner, Mildred' Thompson,; Edith Olafson. PACKY HAS i A . CINCH ■ OSWEGO. N. (T.,; March 20.—Pac-ey Far land of Chicago scored an easy victory over Billy Ryan ■of ; Syracuse tonight. Ryan was ■ saved from a knockout in the fourth, when his seconds threw a sponge into the ring. -","'" "KID" McCOY A BLOOMER .:; PHILADELPHIA, March * 20.—"Kid" 7 McCoy gave -a - miserable exhibition In his - six,. round bout with Jack i Fitzgerald , here •• tonight.:..* Fitz gerald Is a preliminary fighter and the best Mc- Coy »could do was to get a, shade 'the bet .'of the bout.\ - The fighters clinched almost continu ously and were fined repeatedly. .'v?&_£sH____*-i Today's Meetings of Improvement Clubs j Peralta .Heights and Vicinity improvement club, this evening,? 8.-164. Florida street. "■' Green Valley improvement club, -this evening, at .Vienna and Rus sia atr«ets.'^Hß-__H__R Richmond '7. Park Improvement club,; 619 Sixth avenue. .• West : End .' improvement club, this evening, at * 6.1-40 Mission street.*_§^pEgnflnHHHß(nnnp*H * Mission Heights and ) Church Street club, this evening at Nine teenth and Church streets. %*-".';-"._; : Mission"Merchants'; association, 2337 Mission street. . (Clubs are requested to furnish • data for this column.) JAP WAR CLOUD NOT TO BE PUSHED AWAY Mikado's Rush Orders for Navy and Overmuch Protests of Ambassador Worry IRA E. BENNETT [Special Dispatch to The Call WASHINGTON, March 20.—As • the seriousness of the Mexican situation diminishes, the Japanese danger is looming larger than at any time within the last year. * : Denials are coming thick and fast from Japan that warlike ' plans are be ing laid, with an attack on the United States in view. Even the Japanese am bassador in Washington Is . beginning to protest some say too .-. much—that Japan does not. feel unfriendly toward the United States. i->_^QB_BH Though there is still no surface J rup ture, 'the fact remains : that Japan is engaged In ■ enlarging Its ; navy. And the- remarkable" development can now be.; disclosed * \ that '. the United ' States, aside "from sending additional troops to Hawaii and-the Philippines, 7; Is pur chasing new war supplies 'of f various kinds that. obviously are not;intended for use on the Mexican: border. - Great efforts . are being made to keep ..these plans secret. The fact that the United States is making.repairs to a great many of its warships and. purchasing new -guns Is taken to have great significance in view of the activities of Japan. TAFT HOPES Potl PEACE Meanwhile it is given from.authori ; tative, sources that President Taft and the members of his cabinet are enter taining hope; for .the speedy settlement of the political disputes that led to the Mexican revolution. • Finance Minister Limantour, who has returned to Mexico,.from New York, where he held conferences with mem bers of. the revolutionary party, is re garded as the chief hope an early adjustment. The United States, It . has become clear, Is playing a waiting game. Political reforms are to be announced in Mexico some time within the next 10 days. >*3^9l^_BftP_HJHßlH9Mßi Reports from New York to the effect that the United States would announce its recognition of the provisional; gov ernment of Madero within a week were completely discredited by high officials in Washington. HSBRIBtiGHBSB- President Taft has made it known that he is going to pay personal atten tion to the* Mexican situation." *;' As ! a result of conferences ; today, at the White House, General Carter, who is in charge of the troops on the border, has been ordered to report 24 hours in ad vance every move that he contemplates, so that President Taft may veto it or approve it as he sees fit and so that ‘PREP’ SCHOOLS ARE DEPLETED BY LARK Vacant Chairs Testify to Auto Ride by Two Girls and Three Boys [Special Dispatch to The Call] PALO ALTO,. March 20.—There are some vacant chairs tonight at the se lect Palo Alto "prep" schools of Miss Harker's for girls and Manzanlta hall for boys. That condition Is due to an ardent desire on the part, of Miss Lanlta Mor ris of Miss Harker's school to meet her father in San Francisco and personally explain to him, before her preceptresses could get in a word, why she was about to be disciplined. Miss Morris' father Is the editor of the Tonopah Miner and had been summoned to * Palo Alto by Miss Marker to listen to a recital of an escapade by his daughters. 7 Now not only Miss Morris,, but Miss Lucy Weller,~a: 14 year old freshman girl student at Miss Harker's. whose father is a bank; president at Fort Bragg, participated '. in the . little ad venture, and with the girls in .the affair were three gallant knights errant from Manzanlta hall—Harry Dunn, who halls from Montana: Oliver Hutchins. whose parents live on the campus at Stanford university, and J. Walters. Hutchins .and Walters . have been i" ex pelled, and Dunn was put on probation. * The trouble started Saturday after noon. One of the teachers at Miss Harker's school. saw dangling from a girl's window three saucy signs. These signs said: - SAX CIUENTIJC Will-TIER \<'VE\VS , Miss Morris was te be punished , for exhibiting the signs. Her father was summoned by telegraph to come to Palo Alto and aid in ; the disciplining of. the 'girl. 7 Ho was due in San Francisco last night." " . '7^M_HPPNBP-P_l. Miss Morris wanted'to, see ■, him first. Accompanled' by Lucy Weller,; Miss Morris ' started" for San ; Francisco with her three friends from Manzanlta hall, Dunn,'.Hutchins and 7 Walter,, in an automobile; hut .the automobile"broke down, and the;youthful 1 party i did not reach San Francisco until;after;; mid night. The girls were taken direct to the * Dorchester hotel, where Miss Mor ris 7 hoped,; to ' meet . her • father. The boys returned immediately to Palo Alto on the newspaper; train, which; left San Francisco 7 "about 2:30 o'clock >in ithe morning. 1 In the meantime the school people ;had started police on the trail of the young folks, v . * Morris, not knowing , that bis daugh ter was in San Francisco,*came" to Palo Treat Your Body Right And Your Body Will Serve You • Well! Grape-Nuts FOOD is easily digested' and quickly converted into strength and energy. "There's a Reason" Est urn Cereal Co., ; Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich. Washington may have. first hand infor mation of every,step. that is taken. MEXICO. REASSURED Whatever delicacy, may have existed in * the relations 'between "the United States ■ and * Mexico concerning the mobilization of ; 20,000; troops near the' Mexican' frontier .were '■■ swept away, it Is -believed, by tile heart-to-heart talk | between President Taft and:the f Mexi can ambassador, De la Barra, ;at; th©- White House today. The president confirmed -assurances which .-. he gave the"! ambassador I before 7. departing for Augusta,' Ga., that Mexico need feel no alarm. • Ambassador de i la -Barra went away satisfled with the conference. He sent a long telegram to. Minister Creel, min ister l of: foreign relations .at . Mexico Ci fi relating; the frank; expressions. of President "= Taft The ambassador was among the first to ask for a conference with the presi dent on his return! to the /White House. At 7 the request of Secretary ; Carring ton of the San Antonio chamber of commerce,' Congressman - Slayden : saw Secretary Dickinson about the rumor that : the : secretary> Intends to go to San * Antonio * soon. , Dickinson said he did m ot' know whether he -'* would go at \ all; that no such. trip was contem plated, but that he:' might j change his mind and decide to go. The matter of ' reviews that seem tO; interest• the people of San; Antonio so * much !is " entirely in the hands of General Carter. The war department will leave all such matters to his dls- ] cretion^n^PHßßnVW^Wlj ■- The secretary promised Congressman Slayden 'that*. if he decided to" go* lie would advise him. ■' *- DICKIXSON AXXOYED '■ *: Secretary Dickinson seemed much an noyed at what he calls unfounded ru mors that are sent 7 out every day. from San Antonio" about the movement of troops to '-. the : border and the talk of invading Mexico.- Except for the enforcement of the neutrality laws which, it has developed, are * lamentably, inadequate, -no .- troops will be ] moved 'to or nearer the border than Fort Sam Houston, If information given, to Congressman' Slayden^at the war department is correct. ■ The» secretary expressed the opinion that " these f false and.] hurtful rumors are doing more to develop unfriendly feeling in Mexico toward the United States and ,to destroy business between the .two countries than roving bands of revolutionists and their lawless allies from the United States. Alto this morning. He learned then from the boys where his daughter was. He returned to the city, and left last evening with* Miss: Morris for their home in Tonopah. Miss Weller is with friends in San Francisco. Her father Is coming for her, too. ~; TWO PARRICIDES ARE EXECUTED IN FRANCE Modified Form of Roman Sen- tence Observed , Twice within.the last year there have been executions in France for parricide. The ; French \ penal'; system, , following more closely the Roman law thanj does the English, has special provisions for parricides. Formerly the criminal's right hand was amputated, ancl if he were , a man ''he; was J then broke* at wheel. A woman was burned. To-, day the parricide is conducted bare footed ,to the guillotine. He : has a white robe, and on his head a black veil. Besides these Indignities, he is required to -hear the "sentence; read in public by' the clerk of the'court, at which ■he was condemned. . Under v the Roman ;■ law the patria . potestas -. ob tained and. in France it Is* effective to day .in"; a • modified; form." Hence - parri cide is considered so horrible a "crime. Until "August •'. of , last ; year ' there had been no execution of a parricide for a decade.-" CECIUAN Player=Pia.no3 Q The Cecilian has many special features Thematic Buttons for bringing out the melody and subduing the accompaniment; Accent Bellows; Pianissimo.. Buttons Combination Tracker, permitting the use of 65: as well as 88 note music. CI But its most important and exclusive feature is the METAL CONSTRUCTION. All the action parts are made of brass and phosphor bronze (instead of wood used in other players), which We guarantee not ;to rust. Wood does swell, split and rot. In our . "California climate, with its extremes of heat and dampness, this feature is very important. fl___-___H___-_HI «J Styles from $500 to $1,000. Terms if desired. We will take your piano in part payment. 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A desultory fire has been in progress all *, day, but; so '-. far "as .' can be learned there have been no deaths except three horses in the federal camp."* t^j_g<bg^a_j_£a Lieutenant Mendieta's line of breast works extends about a quarter of a mile, -nearly paralleling the interna-' tional boundary. The rebel line Is about pne mile in length. : The position of Mendieta's force wilt compel him to retreat into United States territory *if lie is unable to withstand the enemy's advance. It appears ; that both forces are awaiting reinforcement. Neither will attempt an attack tonight. 777 - : -• YOUTH KILLS LITTLE BOY WITH HATCHET He Runs From House Holding Weapon and Is Arrested " '_. CHICAGO, March 20.—Harry Mount T ford, 20 years old, killed Joseph Burke, 12-years old, in the-basement of the boy's home here today, using a hatchet. The boy's head was severed from his body. A man passing the home saw the slayer, who Is believed to be de mented, leave the house With the bloody hatchet In his hand and called the police. Mountford said he did not know why he attacked the boy. CHINA FAMINE FUND IS INCREASED $25,000 NEW YORK, March 20.—The Amer ican dollars contributed to relieve the famine in China was augmented today by 1*25,000. A check for this amount was sent by the Christian Herald to the United States department of state to be transmitted to China by cable. ; SECRET OF CHARMING ROSY COMPLEXIONS "Making complexions beautiful is not i nearly so difficult 7 a matter * as most women suppose," says Mrs.- Mac Martyn in the New York American. "Using the right beauty . preparation is the ■ main thing. , '||9MMiflH___! "Any woman who wishes to appear really charming and beautiful must taboo the powder box. Powder is bad, very bad for the skin, It clogs the; pores, roughens the skin and en courages ;sallowness. 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