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The Call is now giving free pictures and * coupons, in the Booklovers' Contest. See today's half page announcement. VOLUME (__■— 14.-.. McMANIGAL CONFESSES DYNAMITING James McNamara Accused of Wrecking Times FIVE DAYS’ TRUCE IS SIGNED Made, and Federal Commander at Juarez Formally Settle j Armistice Terms BELEAGUERED CITY MAY BRING IN PROVISIONS Neither Army Will Make Any Move While Leaders Try to Arrange Peace. DIAZ REPORTED TO BE OFFERING CONCESSIONS Summary of One Day's Developments in Mexico M-fieri.. Inaurrecto leader, and General -\avarro, ftiiiiniannini federal forces at Juarez, alpn fire days' truce to allow dis cussion of peace terms. President Diaz is reported to be ready to -Brant concessions to pot an end to the revolution. Jose l.lmantmir to take leading part in pomlnn peace confer ence*. -General Reyes, former minister of war, now In Paris, prepares to leave for Mexico la responae to cable from Bias to aid in seenrina; peace. EI. PASO, Tex.. April 23.—An armistice of flve days. beginning at noon today and affecting the district between Juarez and Chi huahua and west of the latter, was made effective in an exchange of identi cal letters signed by General Francisco I. Madero Jr. for the rebels and General Juan Navarro for the government. The truce provides there shall be no movement of troops of either side dur ing the next five days, and that pro visions and medicines may be brought to. either camp from the United States without payment of duty. The moral effect.of the cessation of hostilities In Chihuahua is regarded as certain to make settlements in other parts of the country simple. It was known that a truce was agreeable to Madero, and a telegram from Mexico City informed General Madero that General Navarro had been instructed by President Diaz to enter into the agreement. .Known for Two Weeks The concessions which the govern ment Is willing to make have been known to General Madero , for two weeks, ever since Frederico Moye. a businessman of Chihuahua, visited Gen eral Madero at Rancho Bustillos. They were, discussed In the meeting by the 1 leaders and members of the peace com mission. Those present were: Francisco Madero Sr.. father of the rebel leader; the latter's brothers, Al fonso. Gustavo and Raoul Madero; Pas cual Orozco, the original field leader of the revolution; Pancho Villa, former bandit and present staunch supporter of Madero; Giuseppe Garibaldi and General and Benora Madero. It may be said that General Maduro lias the most authentic assurances of a liberal attitude on the part of tho government., in fact, it may bo aa.it] President Diaz is anxious to adopt every measure that will insure the rt>. turn of the revolutionary soldier** to their farms and shops with the tenting that the government In Mexico City la their government and that tsvory aid the government can give them t„ re. pa. the ravages of neglect' is theirs for the asking. The government wants no r_fl~-t* t<*. remain on either side. The-liberality of the president on every point immea* -lately affecting the daily life af the people, as shown in the ■ _s-UFiine.es given General Madero, exceed the dreams of the revolutionists them* selves. * ■ .y,' Terms of Armistice 1, Both forces which operate la the rectangle formed by Chihua hua, Juan*., -Casas Oraa.— and * Ml nam shall remain at the; points they actually occppy oa this day (April 23) with neither aide ad* vane-las, nor the forwarding' of reinforcements. - 2. All **tork on . fort lons, ■i . , ——————•"——— ———— Continued on l'age fi. Column _ ' -AAaAattmmt THE San Francisco CALL JOHN J. McNAMARA International secretary of the bridge and. structural iron workers of America, under arrest on the charge of complicity in dynamiting the Los Angeles Times building October. 1, 1910. by which: 2 1 persons were killed. CITY ASSESSOR UPHELD BY STOCKTON COUNCIL Protests of 'Property Owners! Prove Ineffectual STOCKTON. April .23.—A11, petitions for reductions in city assessments have I been denied by the city., council. Many property 'owners, especially those hav ing"" business '■blocks', filed protests against : the; increase in the assess ; ments.asmade.by City Assessor, Floyd Kenyon. He held that'the property had, not -been assessed, high, enough. *■ A ; shortage of J3.000.000 iln the 3 assessed valuation *of : city .property due Ito con i stitutional amendment No. 1, which'ex j eludes . corporation property, also made lit necessary # to increase the rate.' SAN. FRANCISCO, .MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1911. EARLY POTATOES BRING FOUR CENTS A POUND Price Paid Ranchers Along the . - Sacramento River f [Special Dispatch to The Call] -■SACRAMENTO, April--i 23.—Reports from the delta lands of. the Sacramento California potatoes: are grown, that the growers *are V contracting -*■ for j? the sale of their early f potatoes **■ to. the whole salers at 4 cents a pound, Indicate* that the fresh; tubers ar.e to be somewhat of a 'luxury'this season. Quite a number of down, river ranchers have sold their potato, crop at _this fancy- price, which doubtless will mean * from ?8■ to 10 cents a* pound to \ the " consumer." jV*-: '*;*,_*v FEW CONTEST PLACES ON PRIMARY TICKET te; t._^...., ,: , . ■ Stockton's ■ Mayor-; Seeks Re election Second Time ;i: V STOCKTON. April 2.3.—The city prima ry election will be held, Tuesday. There areVno'__*-.contestsTon "the: democratic ticket for nominations, but ithe *, demo crats have no candidate for councilman from the 2 first ward. The republican have - two candidates , for mayor. They are '■ George f-F.-, Hudson, former: mayor, and J. D. McGaughey. The democratic nominee ,■ is" R, R. Reibenstetn. ; :; incum bent." c Relbenstein was -mayor; 20 years I ago* and "¥, was * electedi* two' years, ago,! when he defeated George Hudson, who maybe his opponent again" thl_ year. DEATH DEALING PLOT IS REVEALED AFTER HOURS OF'SWEATING' Detective Burns and Assistants Wring Details From One of Accused Pair Following Searching Examination *.'""""..:'.■' ' ' i *^. " ' ' "' *,".':*, BURNS WEAVES POWERFUL CHAIN OF EVIDENCE Damaging Evidence Found Secreted in Home of Alleged Conspirators and Also Explosive CHAIN OF EVIDENCE AGAINST ALLEGED DYNAMITERS Detective Burns and aids raid barn at Tiffin, 0., owned by father of Ortie McManigal, and find between 300 and 400 pounds of dynamite in secret com partments. „--."'■'. ■'■■'■:'--". y?~*" Indianapolis police seize books and correspondence of iron work ers' union after breaking safe in headquarters. Raid on home of mother of McNamara brothers at Cincin nati results in finding large quan tities of electric wiring. Burns, in interview, says ar rests will clear up big plot and "reign of terror" under which building contractors have been living for 'months. President Compers of Ameri can federation . of labor says, "legalized kidnaping" of accused men is plot on part of capital to destroy unions. President Ryan of iron Work ers alleges that McNamara is vic tim of plot, and refers to method of arrest as showing that it was feared he could prove innocence. Confession of Ortie E. Mc- Manigal implicates two Mc- Namara brothers and two other men in Times bomb murders. A confession implicating four men and including . the .complete story of the wrecking of the Los Angeles' Times building is in the* hands of the Los Angeles authori ties^ •• ".- The maker .of the confession, in addition to the Los Angeles ex plosion, has told how he and the ', same four men have planned and carried out : more than a dozen othe rbomb explosions, resulting : in the loss of several lives and up wards of $3,000,000 worth of property ; damage. '. ; The capture of "both Harry Kaplan and Malt Schmitt is only ; a, question of hours, it was said : last evening. W. J. Burns per- ; sonally is believed 16 be trailing Schmitt in Ohio, and a dozen op eratives of his agency are ". near Kaplan, 'Who is said to be on the ; Pacific coast. ' When - they are captured they will be hurried to Los Angeles and held will] the' other three prisoners now en route , to that city. BARBER ASCERTAINS EFFECTS OF PEPPER He Lands in Jail, Charged With t Disturbing Peace "While standing at the bar of a sa loon at First Folsom streets last night,* James Mclnerney had red pepper thrown into his eyes by. Peter Smith, a barber, with whim-he was talking. The two men were discussing, the effects of, the spice when ,it was; used upon the optic of a human.being,. when Smith, without warning, threw.a,hand ful "'' of," It| into l the • eyes ;of i Mclnerney^ which : produced such smarting j pains that: it j was necessary, to ; remove i,the Injured ■ man *to '; the emergency hospital for treatment. >'*.■' I Although Mclnerney refuses to swear I to a complaint against Smith," the police have'arrested' the f offender and charged ! him with disturbing the peace. THE WEATHER YESTERDAY— temperature, '52 lowest Saturday night, 48* - " FORECAST FOR TODAY— light West wind. - "■ In Ohio City [Special Dispatch to The Call] CHICAGO, April Ortie E. McManigal of Chicago, the struc tural iron worker who was arrested !in Detroit with J. W. McNamara for the Los Angeles horror, has made a confession , in which he gives the details of the death and destruction dealt by j dynamite. He told it to* Detective William J. Burns and the Chicago police officers April 13,,1e5s than 24 hours after he and McNamara; were arrested., His recital lof the "explosions and workings of the I gang covers 90j foolscap pages of typewritten matter. -*, Details of the confession ■made by * McManigal were disclosed yesterday, together with the methods used to break the spirit of the man who admits that he is responsible for death horrors which have only a parallel in the story of .death and destruction told by Harry Orchard concerning the death dealing bombs planted and hurled in the miners' warfare in the Cover d'Alene district. . .?■■ ■• ■ ■ ."■'■■■•: Every method to,extort the confession from McManigal was used by Burns before the iron worker,, thoroughly worn out, finally admitted his. guilt < and implicated his alleged gang brothers. Promises of immunity are said to have been made when the man was first accused immediately upon his arrival in Chicago on the morn ing of April 13. He denied all knowledge of the Los Angeles matter. He kept up his stubborn fight against the officers from early morn ing until after midnight. MEN QUESTIONED FOR HOURS The sweating process was carried on at the flat of Detective William Reed. McManigal and McNamara were kept in separate rooms, and Burns, his assistants and the city, detectives shot ques tion after question for hours. v McManigal was urged to tell the truth, because of his wife and little children, and.this plea is said finally to have won him over. For seven hours during the early morning of April 14 he continued his story of crime before he declared, with drooping head and weak ened voice. "Honest to' God, that's all of it." ' , According to the confessor, the gang was concerned in the last year in more than a dozen bomb outrages. He admitted that prob ably more than 100 lives had been the toll of the bomb clan. He de clared unhesitatingly that, he and others were well paid for all-of the outrages and insisted that Secretary McNamara of the union was the head of the conspiracy... > TIMES BUILDING PLOT IN DETAIL He told in detail, of the long laid and carefully perfected plans made for the destruction of the Times building, but insisted that he was not therethe guilty men,' according to his confession, being his partner McNamara, Kaplan and Schmitt. He freely, admitted that he and McNamara had "pulled off" the recent explosions in South Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis. Once started to telling his story, it ; seemed apparent to the watching officers that McManigal was only eager to finish it. He spared no one, nor did he try to excuse his own acts. In speaking, of James McNamara, McManigal constantly re ferred to him as "Bryce,". as one of his aliases. * * '-. "Bryce" or. McNamara and McManigal were arrested on April 12. Detectives Biddinger and Reed left Chicago April 10, osten sibly to run down a gang of safebreakers. They were detailed on the case by Captain Stephen B. Wood of the Chicago detective bu reau after ; Burns had told him the evidence he had to support-his charges against the two men. >' MEN WERE ARRESTED IN DETROIT 'April 11 Biddinger and Reed located the men. They followed them to Detroit; where, it is charged, they were about ; to do a "job," and made the arrests. , The men were given to understand that they were wanted in Chicago for "cracking" a safe. As they, knew they were innocent of this charge they were not much perturbed and were easily induced _to sign extradition waivers. 7 McNamara, however, became suspicious when they got: to the depot. He appealed to the depot master, asserting that they were being kidnaped. * "These men are taking us away from here against our, will by force. . '■ '" "; "They are armed and would shoot us if we tried to get away." _ McNamara'sappeal was. overruled when the.detectives showed PRICE FIVE CENTS.