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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
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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
"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.
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
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
Superior Judge Sturtevant heard ar
gument on the restraining order pro
ceedings yesterday morning and denied
the application. The damage suit still
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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-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
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Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money If it fails. E.
W. Grove's signature on each box. 25c. •
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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 .
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. , •
"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
Municipal Conference Will Meet
Tonight and Select Mayor
alty Canvassers
"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
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. -"^^[email protected]^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
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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.
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'•*. 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, » ■ *
Supervisors Pass Bill to Print
That Means Abolition
of Traffic
Moss Pleads With Board in
Vain and Charges
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. /
"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
"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.''
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
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. '
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.
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.
Fremont High Students Select
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.
■ 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. -","'"
.:; 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
* 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.)
Mikado's Rush Orders for Navy and Overmuch
Protests of Ambassador Worry
[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.
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
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
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: -
\<'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
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Washington may have. first hand infor
mation of every,step. that is taken.
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- ]
■- The secretary promised Congressman
Slayden 'that*. if he decided to" go* lie
would advise him. ■' *-
*: 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. ~;
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
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Banner of Blood Is Standard
Around Which Tecarte In
surrectos Rally
Federals Throw v Up Works
Within 100 Feet of the
U. S. Boundary
"~ TECARTE, Mexico. March _o.—Lieu
tenant Justine Mendieta. in command
of 105. federal troops, Is entrenched be
hind rock breastworks about three
quarters of a mile north of Tecarte and
Within 100 feet of the United States
boundary line. The insurrectos. said to
number, 130 men. are entrenched aqjong
the rocks-acrossi a narrow:valley,..the
range 'between the contending forces
being about 800 yards.^_tsHß
The-rebels have planted a huge red
flag on the center of their breastworks..
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 - : -•
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.
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. ;
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"Using the right beauty . preparation
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"Any woman who wishes to appear
really charming and beautiful must
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the; pores, roughens the skin and en
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that shiny, greasy, rough, unattractive
look, apply to the face, neck and arms,
rubbing gently until dry, an inex
pensive lotion made by dissolving
four ounces of spurmax in one-half
pint hot water, adding two teaspoon
fuls glycerine.
"This lotion Is the best'skin whit
ener, and bea-Htlfier I have ever seen.
It does not rub off as easily as powder,
doesn't show, but produces i that
natural, clear, clean,,wholesome look."

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