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In a family .of twelve go no faster than The Call's Book lovers' Contest Catalogues are go- *' ing. And the supply is limited! VOLUME CIX.— 140. GOULD DEFEATS OPPOSITION IN M. P. RAILROAD Head of Western Maryland Line Is Elected President of • the System Kuhn, Loeb and Company Retire From Position of Finan cial Agents Cornelius Vanderbilt Quits the Board With Representative of Bankers NEW April 18—Although forced out of the position him self, George J. Gould, opposing the Rockefeller-Kuhn-Loeb in terests, caused the elevation today of Benjamin Franklin Bush as president of the Missouri Pacific railroad, defeat ing David P. Pram-is, former governor of Missouri. Bush Is president of the Western Maryland railway. The victory of the Gould faction was followed by the announcement of Kuhn. Loeb & Co.'s withdrawal as bankers for the system, and with the resigna tion of Paul M. Warburg, the com pany's representative on the board, and of Cornelius Vanderbilt, an ally. Edgar 1* Marston, representing Blair & Co., Fred T. Gates, representing .John D. Rockefeller, and E. D. Adams, American representative of the Deutsch bank, voted against Bush, but did not sever their connection. It ls rumored that Adams and Marston will resign, although this can not be confirmed. Gould Congratulates Road George Gould and Kuhn, Loeb & Co. Issued statements explaining their sides of their case. Gould regretting the withdrawal of Kuhn, Loeb & Co.. but congratulating the road upon the selec tion of Bush. „'.-;--■•" Kuhn. Loeb A Co. stated that they did not favor Bnsh and because of his election Warburg and Vanderbilt felt "unwilling to share responsibility in the management of the company under these circumstances." Gould, in his statement, said: "The board has, I think, made a,wise choice in selecting B. F. Bush as pres ident. He is familiar with conditions on the line, and with the affairs of the company, gained while in its employ some years ago. ' ;. I'■.-"■;_■'_-■_:: ■■ Reasons for Election "I wan mach In flne nerd la my ad vpcaey of bin election by the results be ban attained In hla administration of the Western Maryland railway, and by the esteem ln which I know be waa held by Mr. Rockefeller, who U no largely interested In the Western Maryland, and who, next to oar fam ily, Is the largest stockholder In Mis souri Pacific '•.■■■".':.. • "My personal relations with the mem bers of Kuhn, Loeb £ Co. have been so pleasant that I was reluctant to conclude that the continuance of that ffrm as bankers for the property was net to the corporation's best Interests. I part with them with personal regret "Their interests in the Union .and Southern Pacific, both essentially com petitive lines, 1 made a continuance of their relationship as bankers in ; my 'Judgment inadvisable for the stock holders of the Missouri Pacific as well as for the public. » Opposition to Francis ... "Latterly, when they advocated the election of former Governor David R. Francis to the presidency, of the prop erty, I could not but feel that their influence was not a helpful one for the property, for though Governor Fran cis has my respect as a public man, Ijls efficiency as a railroad operator was not quite so apparent to me." As given out by Kuhn, Loeb & Co., the vote stood 8 to 5 for Bush. Those against him were Warburg, Vanderbilt, Adams, Marston and Cates. After the meeting a member of the board said that the opposition to Bush was ' grounded in the belief that he would ■ not command the support of the bank ing community and that he had not sufficient experience in handling large properties. Change Weakens Market . Missouri Pacific was the pivot of an excited and demoralized market all day. • Wall street had Intimations that the board meeting would not be harmoni ous and the whole market declined violently as a consequence. When George Gould retired from the -presidency it was generally under stood, in deference to banking senti ment, he would permit the Rockefeller, Kuhn, Loeb, Vanderbilt holdings to assume a large share In the manage ment of the property, although the Gould holdings remained dominant. .Events proved otherwise. But as the tone of the statement issued by Gould was cordial in Its reference to Rocke feller, the Inference drawn in Wall street was that Rockefeller now holds the. lance of power in the board. Bush Rose From Ranks BALTIMORE. Md., April Benja min-Franklin Bush, president of the 'Western Maryland railroad, who was today elected president of : the ; Missouri Continued on Page 6, Column -4 THE San Francisco CALL Benjamin F. Bush. President Missouri Pacific Railroad AUTO JUMPS BANK WITH FOUR RIDERS University Students Escape Serious Injury, but Machine Is Total Wreck [Special Dispatch to The Call] BERKELEY, April 18.—Four stu dents of the University of California, Miss Rose Gertrude Menlham, Miss Anna Lee Hopkins, Floyd Howard and James McCormick. narrowly escaped death yesterday afternoon when the automobile driven by Floyd Howard crashed 30 feet down an embankment in the tunnel road near Walnut creek. The. occupants of the machine were fortunate In having been tossed out im mediately, after it ' left the road. ;- It struck the embankment and turned over, throwing the students ahead In its path, but pinioning none. \ The automobile party was compelled to turn to the extreme outside of the road in order Ito ] allow a - team' to pass.' The bank gave way under the weight, and ' the machine J slipped [to the edge and plunged forward. Miss Menihan, who was in the front seat with Howard, was thrown 10 feet. Before she reached the bottom of the bank she partially regained her balance, so that she landed feet foremost. Al though she was severely bruised, ,no serious injuries resulted. - Howard, the driver, was also.injured slightly, hav ing been struck by the machine as it fell. The machine was a Pierce Arrow and Is a wreck. Before 'it was halted by a tree it turned over twice, •■ and when it struck the tree it fell In a demolished heap. Miss Menlham and Miss Hopkins" are enrolled in the College of Social Sci ence, and both are members of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Miss Menl ham comes from Cloverdale, and ] Miss Hopkins' home is in Goldfleld. The young men are members of the Kappa Bigma fraternity. McCormick is en rolled from Tacoma, and Howard's home is in Berkeley, at' 2545 Hllllgan avenue. ; The Tunnel road is a favorite drive for, college parties. •It had been con sidered quite safe, no defects having been discovered heretofore. W. L Hunsaker and George J. Law son. Oakland businessmen, carried the four collegians *to Berkeley. . Miss Menlham and Howard were taken to the Student Infirmary on the campus, where Dr. A. W. Sawyer attended them. . . . PRESIDENT JORDAN'S SON UP AGAIN FOR SPEEDING Arrest Makes Second in Three i Days i [Special Dispatch to The Call] | STANFORD UNIVERSITY, April 18.— For . the' second time in .three days. Knight Jordan, son of the president of Stanford university, has been fined ■ for exceeding the speed limit in his auto mobile. '.Young, Jordan appeared before Judge. Schneider this morning in Palo Alto and pleaded to a complaint • made by Chief of ,Police Nobel that he had driven his machine over one of i the Palo Alto 1 streets at a rate of ; speed of more , than ten miles ,an hour. He wag fined $20. Jordan was arrested and fined the same amount last Saturday In Burlingame., ' FRENCH ARMY AVIATOR IS DASHED TO DEATH Captain Carron Fails 250 Feet With Aeroplane y-; ■*•■ VERSAILLES, France, April 18.— Captain; Carron, of the French » army aviation corps fell with his aeroplane from a height of 250 feet today and was crushed to death. : The aviator had left Orleans this morning for,this city and was midway"* between Vlllacoublay and Versailles when his machine fell to, earth, .-, turning over arf" it r did * so. Carron was caught under-: the wreck age. ■■ ■ SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1911. KNIGHT WARNS TAFT TO FEAR PLACE HOLDERS "Federal Brigade Must Keep Hands Off Campaign," Says National Committeeman Resignation and Consequent Chance for Opposition Of- fered as Alternative GEORGE A. VAN SMITH THE federal brigade In California, severally and collectively, must' "keep Its dirty hands off* the Job of rounding up a Taft dele gation to the next republican national convention, or there will *be more trouble than Taft delegates In this golden state. So says George A. Knight, republican national committeeman" from Califor nia, who has unloaded ■ another ulti matum on Frank Hitchcock et al., and donned his war paint.* Knight has declared that Taft's cam paign, for renomination shall not be made odoriferous by the management of Surveyor of the Port Duncan-Me- Kinlay, .' Postmaster Arthur Fisk, - Col-; lector Fred -Stratton, George F. Hat ton or any of the rest of the members of the federal brigade, who, for Knight, must "run in the end book." Notice to National Machine Knight has not stopped with a mere, declaration of objection to those . fed eral office holders. He has served no tice on the , engineers of the national republican machine that he is in ear nest about keeping Taft's California campaign uncontaminated. He" is in such i deadly earnest that he has inti mated that if the hated federal brigade is not called oft he may resign from the national committee and permit Meyer Llssner and the, republican state central committee to * name a; La Fol iette man In \ his * place. '"..',' Knight " put ".' Postmaster General Hitchcock in a hole last year by shov ing a resignation at him, '. when there -was not half as much at stake. 'Under the circumstances, he may be Justified in believing that he can .force; the na tional ; organization to call off - thei; un- federal brigade..,:' Objection to Brigade "The federal brigade \ must keep its dirty hands off this , fight," declared Knight -yesterday. "I. believe that'is a Taft state. I believe that the people of California want to send a Taft dele gation to the next national convention. They do not require the assistance; of the federal brigade and I do not-pro pose to stand for 'Dune' MeKinlay, George Hatta*, Arthur Flßk, Fred Stratton or any of the rest of them getting their fingers Into this pie. "They are doing pretty well to draw their salaries.\ They are lucky to have their Jobs. They had better attend to those Jobs and let the people and the people's business alone. "It will not be necessary for MeKin lay to run around the state organizing Taft clubs or holding up any one for Taft funds. «'• People Able to Manage > • "The people of California who are interested in " the prosperity of -, the state; who are interested ln the tariff and what it means to California can see to it ? that . a Taft i delegation.' goes from California. The people can man age their own affairs without any fed eral-, brigade assistance, and they are going to do it. "I have had all the honors I want." I have attended several national conven tions 'as a", delegate . fro; mthls . state. I have seconded the nominations of three successful candidates for . the presi dency. There Is ! no-office ■ I want or would take. They have talked -about the 'man With the big voice.' Now let them sehd a man with* a big ! head, but let the people do it, not the federal brigade. _ Those fellows had better at tend to 'drawing their salaries and let thei people alone." . Demand for Banishment '■:, Knight refused to admit or deny that he had put the banishment -of the fed eral _' brigade iup to Taf !and Hitchcock with "'an alternative of his "resignation from the national committee. However, I am in a position•* to say ' that he * has put; that' alternative .up to the heads of the ■ party,; if not "in express' terms, so broadly intimated that there s can ; be Continued on Page 4, Column 1 - . - ,: ..' - • .. ..■.'■■ -.;.-... .■ . - Woman Leads New Army on Agua Prieta Juarez in Terror as Madero Approaches Typical streets and scenes in Juarez,, which the insurrectos arc approaching and where fighting: is expected. The city across the Rio Grande river from El Paso, where General Navarro is preparing to withstand the attack of the main force of the insurrecto army, numbering about 3,000 men. The houses are mostly substantial adobe structures and afford admirable defenses for the defending force. MASTER OF IROQUOIS GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER Coroner's Jury Returns Verdict Against Capt. A. A. Sears, Whose Vessel Sank, Drowning Twenty/Persons * VICTORIA,- R. C. April 18.—A* ver- . diet' of manslaughter' was returned against Captain A. A. Sears, master of the steamer •Iroquois,* which .foundered" off. Sidney last Week, with a loss of 20 --lives, by the coroner's Jury which has been;- investigating** the disaster. Captain Sears Is already under in-" dictment on a manslaughter charge, a* NUGGET-WEIGHING 1 4. POUNDS IS FOUND ON WILLOW CREEK '■-.. -'... .7 -•'■„• -'J *.X>-.'- [Special Dispatch to The Call] \-V': V .>.■-;./,*»';;.. : *'M BUCKS '. RANCH-; w (Plumas county), April 18.—A 14 >' pound gold nugget valued at $8,200 was found a short time ago on Willow, creek, near this place, on the claim of NyH.'.Frils.. . Accordingto authentic 1 reports the nugget was" found fby workmen > who GOVERNMENT SURPLUS TURNS' 'm "::y TO DEFICIT OF $4,000,000 WASHINGTON,. April 18.—The gov ernment finances, have slipped back over * the line from.' surplus ,to deficit April, which began with a surplus for the flrst '. time sin) the * fiscal ; year," _ now FIRE IN BELGIAN CITY / DESTROYS PAINTINGS Flames Devour Art Treasures of Schae'rbeck's Municipal Hall \ BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 18—The city hall at Scbaerheck,' a suburb of the capital, together with - • Its * priceless works of,art, including notable paint-' ings and gobelins, was destroyed by fire last night. Two firemen were killed. COMMISSION ON POSTAL y;'! , _ .RAtES MEETS MAY 1 /WASHINGTON, ; April 18.—The first meeting of the commission .to investi gate . : proposed: increases '■ *. in "second class j postage * rates will, be held ,at 'the White House May 1. - - ..- '■., ',: warranty having been Issued before .the coroner, completed. his investigation. '. The evidence given .'at' the Inquest was*, to the. effect that Captain 'Sears, who --was; the first man to reach shore, deserted * the : ship; while passengers were aboard and that he did not make every,effort to, rescue those struggling in "-: the * water. \: Captain.-," Sears ii. will . be arraigned .Thursday.: ■)'__ :.'*?,."..-*"-': . ".". have been working In the gravel; mine for * the ; last week or more. /«.*_"*." *'■:': This is the ; largest single, piece of gold f found ; in -the district ln many years' but not' the only large one. L f.; . On account ,of snows, the claims can not 4 be worked more than three ."months every year. •.. * ■?•::>-*■._.? y ■ -■ ,-•— ■ * - ♦ • . ~ shows a deficit of some; $4,000,000. Ex penditures ;' for: the ,: month have . been $3,000,000 greater.; than last year and receipts are $1,000,000 less. There seems ,to ..be'; a ! general ; drop 'in ;, receipts from all sources except the corporation' tax. "BIG; BILL" EDWARDS I GETS: CARNEGIE MEDAL Rewarded for Saving -:Life' of Mayor > Gayn or From * Assassin , j ",' NEW YORK. April 18.-r-"Big Bill*' Edwards, commissioner of street clean ing, t- received the medal * which.--• was awarded him by the Carnegie hero fund commission J, for 'saving '; Mayor, Gaynor from 'death iat -.the hands of i James G. Gallagher August 9 last. : - ; •'..''; .-■,- " •-■ FOURTEEN YEAR OLD BOY V-y ■'"= HANGS SELF in? BARN •., CHICAGO, v April 18.Edwin Tatge. ;1.4, years old, committed • suicide early today by hanging himself in his father's barn. >< No ■ reason was advanced by : his* parent* for fc his act. • "'- -*■- * ' T THE WEATHER J^ftfeD AY--Highest temperature. 62; - Jop&t Monday night, 50. -foRECAST FOR TODAY—Fair; with fogs, light brisk west wind. DIPLOMATS URGING ARMISTICE IN WAR Ambassador Wilson and :De la Barra Hopeful of Early * Peace MEXICO CITY, April 18— to noon today no reply* had 1 been received by American ;Ambassador Wilson to * the representations made to the- Mexican foreign office by the state department at * Washington - concerning danger to Americans v In the border , fighting at Aqua Prleta."' The first note from the United States government was delivered to Senor de la Barra, the Mexican minister of for eign affairs, by Wilson Saturday morn ing. ' The ambassador remained in his 'office; until midnight . that night wait ing an answer that did not come. Wil son had ,received nothing further from Washington on ■ this afternoon regard ing the i fighting at ■ Aqua *: Prieta * and Douglas. The American diplomat ap pears to regard the situation as serious. l"i The' armistice proposal appeared to be ',an' outgrowth of the battle at Aqua Prieta,.arid; the. loss of .life and bodily injury. in Douglas, by the fire from the Mexican side. It points to the dangers of -;internationalr complictitlons, which might follow a* continuation of the con flict. :'■'■■ y" Minister de 'la • Parra" sent to ; Wash ington ." the ',_ answer >; of ,:.' the proposal made by the. agent ,of; the revolution ists. v In ;it* he stipulated minor i terms," to which it*.is '■ believed there will be "no objection. - . t , ; . "• It 'is t believed no time < will be lost ;In either by the rebels or by the govern ; ment ' in concluding arrangements ;for .the * armistice,' and . that ■ as soon ". there after: as' possible; the \ drafting of; terms for permanent r peace : will begin. It *la conceded both sides realize-.the war is costing too .much, in" * money ' arid I lives. *»It; will not be at aIT surprising if the armies -in- the ; v north receive • orders to cease • operations within _■ the; next 48 hours, or before the beginning 'of the threatened battle near' Juarez. * '-. w While no confirmation /could be ob tained.-a, rumor was current .that* the rebel terms .are; the resignation of President Dla-s '<_ within five . months, the appointment of Minister de la Parra as preside^ pro* tern, i pending-a; special presidential \ election ■-; and, * revision ;of , electoral laws, i PRICE FIVE CENTS. CONGRESS IS PASSIVE ON MEXICAN CRISIS Taft Keeps Leaders of Both. Houses Informed and There j Is No Disposition to Interfere ANOTHER REBEL FORCE MENACES EVACUATED TOWN]* Lack of Ammunition Forces th& Insurrectos to Retreat After \ Holding Federals Off . for 2-4 Hours DIAZ'TROOPS REFUSE TO DIVULGE CASUALTIES* AGUA PRIETA, State of Sonora,, Mex., April 18 * (via Douglas, Ariz.).—When darkness fell .» > -2 'J" over Aqua Prieta tonight there was the greatest uncertainty whether Lieutenant. Colonel ;, Diaz* -. federal troops would ) retain undisputed pos session of - the city or whether ' rebel;. reinforcements, appearing suddenly" from the westward this afternoon, would precipitate another battle. . * Watchers were surprised, after a; day 'of "quietude, to see a column of troops move out ,of the mountain passes, 12 miles to the west of.Aqua Prieta, and debouch upon the plains; ■ in front of the city. ,: It was at first uncertain whether*,/ •this was a new rebel force or whether it was only more federal troops com ing from Cananea to assist in the ; holding of Aqua Prieta. Insurrectos Approach •There, was little time left, however,; for doubt. The column began its march directly. toward the city. The men . were : mounted and were riding rapidly. As they drew nearer, it was' made out, with the aid of glasses, that the approaching forces were insur rectos and •„' that they were moving toward Aqua Prieta with hostile in tent: , '', :;As they approached- the* outer breastworks of the city , the federal outposts opened upon them a long!' rifle range fire. The column, however, was far -beyond the carrying power of these bullets, which fell harmless on the desert. But the firing- had the effect of .stopping, the moving column. It came to a halt, , and' stood for J soma time as if indecisive. It was, apparent : that the approach ing rebels were unaware of the actual situation* in Aqua Prieta and uncertain ' now whether the border.town was held » by friend,or foe. Finally the column, wheeled about and" started to, return toward the mountains. Then it halted , again.,- - ; ' ' Another Column Follows ; As it stopped this time, there ap peared *at the mouth of the mountain canyon from which the first troop had emerged . a second and' longer column. --.-.' This second detachment moved slowly ij across the desert and joined*■. the first.' : There '.was. apparently more than ; 500", men In the combined column. Cowboys who came into Aqua Prieta about' this time brought word ; that the approaching, force was that of Juan, Cabral.. the noted insurrecto leader of ;1 Sonora, who at different;times in the last few weeks has wrecked such havoc on the federal forces. "-With him, now, -: it was reported, was the insurgent com- ,l_ mand led by Senora v Talamantes, the • "Mexican Joan of Arc." A Mexican Insurrecto on foot crossed over the line west of Douglas and sur rendered to an American ;•citizen. ,He'":::; said he was a member of Cabral's band advancing from . the west. - He . said i Cabral. had no knowledge that the fed eral shad taken Aqua Prleta, and were | moving forward, expecting to join the [ rebel garrison when first fired upon. i This,rebel's horse was shot from under I him while he was . scouting far In ad- * ' vance, and ■be scaped on foot through | the brush to the American side. I Federals Ignore Them , '*■.-. j., 'The. federal forces in Aqua Prieta at ;' ! first took small r notice', of .the. column *', 1 which appeared :in the I offing. Their :'.