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Those Booklovers' Contest Catalogues are just melting away. Seems like Tuesday will see no more of them! VOLUME (IX.-NO. 144. Union Leader Jailed—2 Held for Times Dynamiting PEACE DOVE REIGNS IN MEXICO Madero Agrees to Armistice and Southern Republic Strife Is Halted SECOND CONFERENCE IS CROWNED WITH SUCCESS Rebel Leader May Be Chosen Vice President Soon to Replace Corral GENERAL BERTHOLD DIES AS RESULT OF WOUND EL PASO. Tex., April Mem bers of the peace commission tonight declared that the revo lution in Mexico is as good as ended. General Madcro agreed to an , armistice providing the government » would rest all military operations, and *,a favorable reply from the City of •Mexico is regarded as a foregone con clusion. Amid the cooing of the peace dove t and the garden of olive branches now . sprung among the desert cacti, Gen eral Navarro smiled a benevolent smile, and in advance of official orders released the three American prisoners, Blatt, Converse and Brown, from the Juarez jail, where they have been con fined for eight weeks for participating In the revolution. The peace mission met with General Madero in a small adobe house Just across the river from the smelter and the latter repeated to them his earlier statement, that he does not Insist upon the rc-sisruuiou of -President Diaz as essential to negotiations for peace. Thus the keystone of the arch of oppo sition to end the revolution dropped fmm its place. Demands Square Deal General Madero/said that all he will ; insist upon, in addition to the reforms : already instituted, is that the people" of Mexico shall have a square deal, as provided in the constitution. Members of the mission returned to El Paso highly elated. The details of their in terview with the rebel commander was not given out. but It is known that lhany facts hitherto unknown to Gen eral Madero were poured Into his at tentive ears. He has. it is said, been In almost complete ignorance of what was going on in the outside' world for more than a month. Owing to the stoppage of railroad trains few newspapers penetrated to his camp. The elder Madero, for instance. . following on the tjheels of his son through Chihuahua, found in the city of Madera, where there are many Amer icans. and in_railroad camps along the way, no paper less than a month old. For the fir time-the general learned details of the conferences', participated in at Washington and New York by his father. Minister Llmantour and the then Mexican ambassador, Senor rle la Barra. Unforeseen Slip Possible While' every indication points to peace tonight, there is, of course, room for some unforeseen slip "to occur. There ' Is no obstacle In sight at present, how ever. Tomorrow It is expected a modus operand! will be discussed, and possibly adopted. It is also probabLe that the City of* Mexico and General v_Madero will negotiate through the mls uiyri. One member of It, Rafael Her nandez, in an* unofficial way, repre- Bents *!*• government, although he is a nephew of Francisco Madero^ Sr. Ernesto Mad<»ro, brother of Francisco, Is not a revolutionist, and is really the guiding spirit of the present' negotia * By working through • this mission, •which has the advantage of being on the ground, the government-may avoid the recognition of the revolution, which j # the appointment of official commission ers would Imi/ly. General Madero is not inclined to" stick on the point of official recognition. He realizes that virtually he has it anyway. It is regarded as probable that Gen eral Madero, as a pledge/that reforms will be continued and that there Will be no persecution of revolutionists, will be offered aid will accept the position of vice president, which office will presumably be resigned by Corral, at present on leave."..- Suffrage to Be lowed ■In states where elections are due, as i In Sonora, it is assured ,at complete suffrage will be allowed. This will allow the election of local officials, i whose appointment by the federal gov ernment has been one of the principal complaints against"General Diaz. "Peace will come and Mexico will ' spring forward to hitherto unknown prosperity, security and peace," said Continued cio Page 21, Column 1 j THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL Men Must Eat and Sleep Less to Live Long Says Edison [Special Dispatch to The Call] NEW YORK. April 2S.— Thomas A. Edison says that a man is just beginning to live at 65 years of age. "I think twice as much and work twice as long as either Harriman did or Ftubbs does. I'll live twice as long as Stubbs. ■'Why rlld Harriman think in bed? Because he ate too much. I eat one-fourth as much as Harriman did and one-fifth as much as Stiibhs ,loes. "I eat as much asj want, but that's very little—perhaps half a handful of solids at each meal. The result is that I'm asleep SO seconds after my head hits the pillow. Harriman overate, and by over eating poisoned his lower Intes tines. "He was in bed eight hours a night and spent four of them k thinking and dreaming. I'm in bed six hours, and all of It Is good solid sleep. It is enough, and I nev?r dreamed In my life." SOCIALISTS AGAIN SWEEP BERKELEY This Time They Elect Council* man and School Director to Support Mayor [Special Dispatch lo The Call] BERKELEY, April 22.—Following the election of J. SUM Wilson. their nomi nee, the socialists swept the city today with the second municipal election and placed a councilman and school director in office. E. Q. Turner, •who has an nounced his approbation of the socialis tic platform, and Mrs. Elinor Carlisle, who has talked at socialist meetings, were also elected, giving: the party a majority on the council and a possible majority in the school board. Those elected today were .Councllmen E. Q. Turner and John A. "Wilson, socialists, and School Directors Mrs. Elinor* Car lisle and Hermin I. Stern.socalists. Mrs. Hume Beaten ' None of the so called good govern ment candidates were chosen at .'the polls today. Mrs. James B. Hume. ran fourth on the school board ticket, and Elmer K. , Nichols led her by but a few votes. R. A. Berry, Incumbent councilman, ran third in the fight Fred F. Connor was a poor fourth, The returns follow: corA"cii,>iE?r E. Q. Turner, 2,548. John A. Wilson. 2.373. H. A. Berry, 1,096. Fred F. Connor, 1.500.' * BOARD OF EDUCATION Mm. Elinor Carlisle, 2.541. Herman I. Stern, 2,402. ■ -, Elmer E. Mchola, 1,637. Mr*. James B. Hume, 1,472. The vole today' was nearly 1,000 lighter than "at the primaries three weeks ago. ■ Light Vote Blamed The failure of East Berkeley voters to go to the polls is declared by the defeated candidates to be the reason for the triumph of the socialists. -In West and South" Berkeley the vote ; was only from 15 to 25 per cent' smaller than in the first election, while In the more fashionable parts of the city the vote fell from '25 to 40 per cent. The socialists. however, declare that In every precinct the vote shows a gain for them. School Director elect Stern gained at every voting place, as did John A. Wilson. K. Q« Turner ran exceptionally strong and topped the list of candidates for commissioner.- He received " a heavy vote in tbe central strip, particularly in North Berkeley. In east Berkeley around- the university he also made inroads Into : Barry's precincts. Mrs. Carlisle's election was conceded after the primaries*' and she had the distinction today of receiving the high est "vote for any candidate at either election. Mrs. James B. Hume, who "was her opponent In both elections, did not figure. • WILSON DELIGHTED Mayor elect J. Btltl Wilson declared tonight that the verdict of the people today showed that no mistake has been made by his election three weeks ago. He said: "This second election, carrying- Wil son and Herman I. Stern Into office, with Turner, independent, who has de clared his willingness to co-operate with me, and Mrs. Elinor Carlisle,.who has spoken from our platform. Indi cates that the people of > Berkeley, in electing me mayor, meant what they did. Our majorities were increased at the election today in unmistakable fashion and they have repudiated the accusation made by certain members of the so called good • government forces that we were elected by criminals and crooks, ;f FIFTY-SIX PAGES—SAX FEANCISCO, SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1011.—PAGES 17 TO 28. WAITING FOR THE SUN TO GET AROUND POSTAL SAVINGS BANK OVERFLOWS Money Rejected From Ineligible Applicants Exceeds Deposits in Olympia Institution OLYMI'IA, .Wash., April 22.—"This office has been forced to refuse to ac cept more money from people not en titled to deposit bore- .than is- on de posit now,' said -Postmaster W. T. Cavanaugh, head of the Olympia postal savings bank. Money has been re ceived from, Alaska, eastern Washing ton -and' Oregon, not to mention the, large cities ■■ on Puget Sound., -, /)'; man in Alaska sent d,own $100 each month for three months, and the third fine had been started before the first money order he forwarded, and which had been rejected, was received by him in' the far north. Postmaster Cavanaugh says the pos tal savings bank is reaching the peo ple desired and that April will break all records. HISTORIC HOUSE BURNED FOR ACTION PICTURE FILM Sicard Mansion Sacrificed to Show Rescue of Baby NEW ROCHSJXS, X. V., April 22.— The historic Sicard mansior built 250 years ago by a Huguenot family and the scene of many festive meetings of aristocratic society in colonial days, il a mass of blackened ruins today. It was, sacrificed to furnish a spectacle for a motion picture film. The site of the house was recently purchased for a new Episcopal church and the old mansion, offered at auction, was bid In by a moving picture com pany. With the permission of the city authorities, the company set fire to the house In order to obtain a series of realistic pictures of the rescue of ,a child, a village bucket brigade tn ac tion, and a mournful family viewing iins. FIVE HUMAN SKULLS FOUND UNDER HOUSE Discovery May Reveal 10 Year Old Crime NSW FORK. April 22.—Five human skulls uncovered in q -ik succession by workmen excavating beneath the foundation of an old building in down town New York may furnish the police with material for the investigation of a mysterious crime of 10 years or more. The first skull was discovered 10 feet below the surface and others a few feet deeper. The skulls, apparently thos adults, were examined by experts, who decided that they had been underground for at least 10 years. The police physicians will go over the skulls closely for evidence of crime, and detectives will scan the dusty arch ive* of 1900 and 1901, Tor reports of mysterious disappearances in this sec tion of the city. REBUKE FOLLOWS NAVY SNUBBING I Secretary Meyer Orders t An* j napolis Officer to Apologize to Woman /. ," ' •■-■ * * s f " WASHINGTON, .April' 22.—Secretary , | of the Navy: Meyer today ordered^the S superintendent 'of the United . States j naval"acadcTniy,to make an official apol ogy to the recipient-of a snub at^the I hands of the superintendent and a mid shipman. " '<•: ■Tli.-Case is that of Miss Mary Heaton | Beers,' daughter of Prof. Henry "W. Beers'.^ who occupies the chair ,of Eng lish at; Yale ] university. About March' 15, ' while"house, guest of and companion I to : the wife of; Lieutenant <"\>mmander ; William .L. Ta-rrant, ,United States | imvy, Miss, Beers hurt the feelings of the dames of high society at Annapolis and .caused her gallant escort, a young middy, all kinds of trouble by daring to invade the MCred precincts of a na,yal academy, hop. , Miss Beers' is said to have been filling the capacity of. companion and : nurse from a purely sociological viewpoint. She procured the position through an advertisement in a northern paper be fore Lieutenant Coifnmander Tarrant went to Annapolis on special duty. ' s Midshipman ■ Burtis, , who escorted Miss* Beers *to. the academy hop, was reprimanded by Superintendent Bowyer., • Professor Beers demanded an Inves tigation. As a result, Superintendent Bowyer has been humiliated and made to apologize to Miss Beers. . "' KNIGHTS TEM.PLAR END SAN JOSE CONVENTION Half of Money Order Raised for Affair Returned [Special Dispalch J.o The Call] . SAN; JOS?;, April 22.—The fifty-third annual convention of the Knights Tem plar of California ".•"ended'; today with trolley' 'rides -to points" of ■ interest around the. valley and Into the sur rounding. mountains. 1 The last of the plumed . hats and uniformed figures which were- conspicuous in the streets for the last week had disappeared by noon' and workmen began tearing down the decorations/ < >nly $1,500 of : the $3,000 raised among the members of the order in this city.for entertainment purposes was,expended. The remain der was returned. The convention .lust held .was the first in this state outside San ( Francisco ami Los Angeles. LEATHERMEN PUT BOOTS TO FREE SHOE PROPOSALI Characterize Tariff Plan as "Un wise and Inexcusable" BOSTON, April 22.—1n adopting a memorial to congress today the direct ors of the New England shoe and leather association characterized the proposal to place leather boots and shoes on the free list as "unwise, uneconomical and inexcusable." $15 CHECK LANDS ATTORNEY IN JAIL Thomas P. Wickes Accompanied by Mysterious Blonde When Taken Into Custody [Special Dispatch io The Call] OAKUM', April 22.— Thomas P. VWckes, an attorney with offices in the West. m Metropolis Bank building, San Francisco, was arrested in Berkeley, this evening by Bailiff Frank H. Depue Jr., upon advices from the Oakland po lice, for passing a worthless $15 check upon Gustave Mann of a downtown cafe. With Wickea when he was arrested 'wag a handsome blonde woman, who •> the Oakland police station with him, saying that she was a client of his. Wickes tame to Oakland from New York city shortly after the (Ire. For a time lip practiced in Oakland, and in 1901) went to San Francisco. The police claim that Wickes has passed a number of fictitious checks. He lived, up to a short time ago, at 1",4 i r-eroy avenue, Berkeley. The ar rest was made at Shattuck avenue and Allston way. TUie polled say that because of his dealings, while practicing in Oakland. his wife left him in 1308 and returned to X.mv York with their only child. lie aid. REVOLT OF TRIBESMEN CONTINUES NEAR FEZ Europeans in Morocco Become Less Apprehensive TANGIER, April 22.—A dispatch from Fez, dated April 15, says that the situ ation growing out of the revolt of the tribesmen was then unchanged, but lhat iropcans there were less anxious than they had been. The dispatch also says that the prices of foodstuffs had been reduced. » ILLINOIS CENTRAL NAMES *'- BOWES VICE PRESIDENT Election Is Promotion for Gen eral Traffic Manager CHICAGO, April 22.—Directors of the Illinois Central railroad have elected Frank B. Howes, general traffic man ager in charge of freight traffic, to the office of vice president of the company in charge of all traffic. RICHMOND'S NEW FERRY STARTS RUNNING MAY 1 San Pedro Is Sister Ship of San. Pablo RICHMOND, April 22.—The new ferry steamer San Pedro, sister ship ts the San Pablo, will take up its run between Richmond and San. Francisco May 1. The, San Tedro slipped quietly into the Santa Fe dock here Thursday on a trial trip about the "bay. The vessel proved satisfactory to the company.of ficials in every way, it is said. It makes fast time and is well appointed for the comfort of passengers. THE WEATHER YESTERDAY —Highest temperature, 60; lowest Friday night, 48. FORECAST FOR TODAY —Fair, light northivest wind. BURNS ARRESTS LABOR OFFICER IN INDIANAPOLIS Quantities of Nitro Glycerin Are Found in the Basement of Organfzation Building REQUISITION HONORED BY GOVERNOR J. J. McNamara, Secretary of Bridge and Iron Structural Workers, Accused of Complicity in the Plot INDIANAPOLIS, April 22.—After months of investigation, directed by William J. Burns, a private* detective, John J. McXamara, international secretary of the bridge and structural iron workers of America, the headquarters of which is in Indian apolis, was arrested here today, charged with complicity in the dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times building October 1, 1910, and the plant of the Llewellyn iron works at Los Angeles. Four hours after McNamara was arrested detectives found two quarts X nitroglycerin and 17 stick of dynamite in a barn three quarters of a mile west of Indianapolis. The barn, the detectives say, was rented by McXamara from T. H. Jones, the owner. DYNAMITE FOUND IN BASEMENT A later investigation of the international offices of the union disclosed in a storeroom in the basement of the building 64 sticks (about 60 pounds) of dynamite, 200 feet of fuse, 500 dynamite caps, one dozen small alarm clocks and a leather case made to carry a 10 pound can of nitroglycerin. Detectives Burns took possession of all the explosives. McXamara's arrest followed an investigation lasting several months, during which detectives have been in Indianapolis. Burns himself made frequent trips here and was at all times in touch with the men he had at work on the case. Requisition papers from the governor of California having been signed by Governor Marshall before the arrest, McXamara was taken to police headquarters by detectives, where he was imme diately arraigned by Judge Collins in police court. REQUISITION PAPERS HONORED The requisition was granted, and 20 minutes after McXamara had been arrested in the association headquarters in the American Central Life building, where a meeting of the executive board was adjourned, he was taken from the city by four detectives in an auto mobile. Their destination was not known. It is supposed it was the plan of the officers to get McXamara out of the state before his friends had a chance to fight the requisition. Although pleading in police court to be given time to procure an attorney, his request was refused by Judge Collins, who main tained that after the requisition papers hati been signed he could do nothing but permit James Housie, an officer representing Cali fornia, who was present at the hearing, to take the prisoner from the city. Soon after the prisoner had. been hurried into the automobile Detective Burns ran for another machine and rode to the American Central Life building, where F. M. Ryan, president of the associa tion, and six members of the executive board were being held pending an investigation. Doors of the room were guarded by a squad of police. PRESIDENT RYAN PROTESTS Detective Burns, assisted by four of his operatives and several detectives from Indianapolis, entered the rooms of the association in search of correspondence that might implicate McXamara more deeply in the charges. President Ryan protested against the presence of the officers in the room. Superintendent of Police Hyland read a search warrant, but this document of the court did not satisfy the iron workers' president. Burns then lifted the top of McXamara's desk and began searching Uirge piles of correspondence. While the search of the rooms was being conducted the mem bers of the executive board, who were waiting in another room, walked about nervously and asked the police concerning the cause of their detention. ' More than an hour elapsed after McXamara had been taken from the city before his companions at the meeting were aware that he ljad been taken from Indianapolis. When told he had been arrested as being responsible for the dynamiting of the Times building and the Llewellyn foundry in Los Angeles they gasped with astonishment, declaring they could not believe the report to be true. SURPRISE FOLLOWS SURPRISE Their surprise was greatly increased when they began to plan to procure their friend's release and were told he had been taken from the city. Immediately after the offices of the union were searched Detec tive Burns and a squad of his men went to the barn west of Indian apolis, where the explosives were unearthed. The detectives then returned to the city, when a search in the basement of the union headquarters revealed more explosives. President Ryan said he had been connected with labor unions several years and never had heard of a case similar to the one charged against McNamara. He said he had known of cases where i "plants" had been made by enemies of labor organizations, and that PRICE FIVE CENTS.