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General Madero Rules Juarez
In Public Statement City's Exec
utive Accuses Attorney of In*
stigating Clinic Scandal
Scathing Attack on Former
Judge Recounts Details of
Chinatown Scheme
IN a statement made public yeiter
• day, Mayor McCarthy threw
down the gauntlet to'those who I
have made charges of graft
against his administration, including !
Secretary Leffingwell. President Eaton
" of the board of health and others- in
connection with the clinic recently i
established for women of the restricted i
: Attorney Carroll Cook.* counsel for
sonic of those who have figure-! in the
accusations and active in the oppo- j
sition to the clinic, is berated by trie
mayor, who alleges that Cook proposed
,a deal between himself and the mayor's
Attorney by which Cook might have un- |
lawful ■ privileges in Chinatown. :
c In answer Cook denies that he made I
any Improper; offers* to "-the-"mayor or
, his attorney, and declares that-the
charging of -Ikcs -to 'tvomeri.who. attend*
the clinic is extortion, rime under '
the statutes' of California, and Inti
mates that Doctor Eaton and the mayor
"himself have laid themselves open to
crhninal prosecution on this charge..
Sides Clearly Drawn
Events almost dramatic in their
character rapidly followed one another
yesterday in the so called clinic graft
campaign. The mayor. Secretary Lef- I
fingwell and other municipal employes!
have placed themselves squarely in
battle array against Carroll Cook.
Thelma .le Roy and the critics of the j
cllnJc, maintained by the board of !
health! and a bitter strife has begun.
Following the hearing Tuesday !
night before the grand jury, in which '
Thtlma le Roy, keeper of a disrep- '
utable house at 16 Washington alley,
identified Leffingwell as the man who
had told her. in Doctor Eaton's office, j
that she might maintain her establish- '
ment and at which Cook alleged that
Louis Parente. a Pacific street saloon
keeper and brother in law of the Le
Uoy woman, had endeavored to intimi
date the latter into refusing to identify
Lefflngwell, the mayor yesterday issued
a long statement.
Upon reading' 'the mayor's letter
Carroll Cook at once denied its accu
sations and said.that if he had a copy j
of it bearing the mayor's own s \. i
naturt-, which he could photograph, he j
would take legal steps in the matter, i
Cook Gives Mayor the Lie
"In the flrßt;place." said Cook jester-I
day, "X have not accused the mayor or
anybody connected with his office of
grafting. What I did say and still say I
■s that the board of health in the man- i
ncr in which it- conducts the clinic !
affords great '.opportunities for graft. I
Under the penal.code the collection of i
money from unfortunate women, as the i
clinic collects it. is illegal, and if threat!
of arrest or other penalty for refusal
Is made, it ■ constitutes extortion, a
crime the same as that of which Uuef
and Schmitz were accused in the French |
restaurant case?:.
"The mayor's letter'shows;-me that !
he. concurred in the method of conduct-*
ing the clinic and collecting fees from
the women. This I did "not know be
fore, but knowing- it now 1. I will -say I
that he, as superior,' li equally culpable
with Doctor Eaton." who has cliarg- of ,
the clinic.
"The charges made concerning over
tures alleged to have been made by me
to George Appell are absolutely false.
Appell made certain proposals to me.
vshlch I rejected, although" 1 did agree
to turn certain practice his way on his
statement that could secure what I
wanted for a certain alleged Chinese
gambling house. It was a case^of an
injunction -for which-I had-applied, to
restrain the police from interfering
with a Chinese social dub, Appell said
he could; secure the injunction, and in i
return I'handed the papers over to him.
The influence, which he"expected to
have by virtue of his close relations
with the administration failed to ac
complish anything. ■
'.' "The mayor, also states : that 1 : have
'■"brcn . working with Chinese clients *to
find witnesses, to'.tpstify that ,a man
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THE San Francisco CALL
President of Company to Conduct
Panama-Canal Celebration in 1915
As a Business Proposition
CHARLES C. MOORE was unanimously chosen yes
terday by the board of directors of the Panama-Pacific
international exposition company as the active as well
a- the formal head of the 1915 exposition. The question of
executive leadership has been settled finally. There will he
n>. director general of the Panama-Pacific exposition. Moore.
as president, will combine the functions which have been
divided in all previous world's expositions between a president
and a director general.
The board of directors oi the exposition yesterday
adopted a complete plan of organization, differing in its essen
tial features from that of any exposition that ever has been
held. The 1915 fair is tt) be conducted as a business proposi
ti"n. organized upon the lines of a great business corporation.
Moore, as executive head of the exposition, will be the one
man upon whom will rest the burden of responsibility for
carrying out every detail of exposition management. The ap
pointment of all exposition officials and department, heads will
devolve upon him and to him every department chief will be
Under the plan of organization decided upon yesterday
the system of patronage in the selection of officials and em
ployes will be done away with absolutely. The directors of
•n stand pledged to support Moore in every detail
of his enormous task and to give exposition affairs precedence
any and all matters of personal business.
The formal adoption of the plan of organization depends
•t the amendment of t! the exposition
company, which can not be accomplished within less than
da- the pld! arc-, by the
action taken yesterday. Active work of organizing various
departments will begin at once, although it may be from two
t<> four weeks before the question of site is settled.
Strike Is Made in Placerville
While Digging Foundations
for New Hall
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PLACERVIU.E, Cal.. May 10.— While
excavating for the foundation of t'ne
new Odd fellows' hall in this city,
laborers struck a gold bearing streak
in the gravel and now the Odd I'el-
lows are'placing a string of sluice
'...". ,;■■'■•■■ ' :
boxes and will work the dirt excavated
fox the gold it .contains. The gold
extracted will help pay for the new
building. Main street in PlacerVHle
■has been known to be rich in-gold
bearing grave), and this lead, where
the old hall stood, may prove to be
a bonanza-for the Odd Fellows.
One nugget found weighed almost an
ounce and is valued at $15. Robert
Dodds. and P. Cote, s working on the
foundation and excavation for.the new
Odd Fellows* hall, have found a gold
$10 piece of-the'mintage of "Augustus
Humbert, United States aasaver. J852,"
these words, with beautiful scroll work,
being engraved upon one side, and on
the other, "United States of America.*
$10, t SS4thous."
There is also an eagle on thj
of the coin.
Vessel Found Upturned Off the
Alaskan Coast
;VICTORIA, B. C.. May Iff.—The gaso
line !i*hnic boat Fishmaid „ of •• X«w
Westminster,. B. C, capsized off Tree
Point, Alaska, last night. The steamer
Humboldt. which reached Prince Rul
pert tonight, cent a wireless to the
Dominion government station her say
ing^that he found thcgasollne vessel
upturned. Nothing is known of *3 the
fate of the. crew. .'*.
Pasadena Lad Dies With Rosary
in Hands
CHIC AG O . v May 10.—Clasping a
rosary, "his only possession, 19 year
old Robert Bajflp> of .Pasadena, Cal.,
died today-from injuries received by
falling under, the wheels of a railroad
train on which he wa* attempting,"
penniless, to reach the I Pacitio coast.
Charles Quantrell, Confederate Veteran, Comes to Life in
Mexico and Will Attend Reunion
[Seccia/ Diipakh to The Call]
■-VARRKXSBURG. Mo.. May jn._p,. r.
■ merchant of this city, today re
ceived a letter from W. O. Coleman of
: San ftenito. Tex.. In which he makes the
following remarkable statement:
"Charles Quantrell, the famous con
federate guerilla, sxill lives and resides
in Mexico, and 50 years after the battle
of I^awrenre will meet with his old
comrades at Independence, Mo., at their
reunion next August, if he survives
until that date. I knew him before and
■ Ith him during the war."
[Special DUpateh to The Call]
CHJCO, May 10.—That she and her
three,little children might be provided
with a home, where she would not have
to work, Mr«. Belle Walker of Chieo
three years ago entered into a verbal
contract with A. J. McDougall of Stir
ling City, by the terms of which Mc-
TJougall was to merry the widow's old
est daughter, Hazel, when the latter
became 18 years of age, according to
the story, told by. Hazel today. . "
Hazel married Mcliougall under pro
test May 4 and the following day she
left him. Today she declared that she
■will sue to.have the marriage-annulled
on the ground that McDougall won her
consent through misrepresentation." Her
mother backs her up In the stand. She
has;learned'that where McDougall \ said
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
FRESNO. May 10.— Three young
women of Seima went on the operating
table at a local sanatorium today : and
gave up 120 square inches of skin to
save • the life ;of another /woman, who
was seriously burned about six weeks
ago. jJhJBsBBB
Mrs. c. 11. Schmidt was so badly
burned by the explosion of an incubator
tamp that* for several weeks no hope
was given : for. her recovery. She has
been Improving slightly during the last
Roes- says He . knows-. Coleman and
considers him a reliable man, and is
greatly impressed with .the*.statement
that Quantrell will visit his^old com
rades next August. ,".■ ' ,
History records that Quantrrll was
wounded at TayloVville.'Ky.,; May 10.
1565, in a fight with a troop of federal
soldiers and died- in a military prison
three weeks;later. His supposed.skull
now reposes in a plass case in the cap
itol building at Topeka, Kan. '
he war head machinist in the Stirling
shops, earning good wages and with a
small fqrtune in thr bank. h», is a com
mon laborer working for $2.25 a day
and has no money aside from his week
ly wage*.
The wedding ring, it is declared, was
bought on the, installment plan. Mc-
Dougall had promised to j>uy mother
and daughter handsome gowns, a piano
and an automobile, but it has since
been learned that the clean shirt he
wore at tiv~ was a. borrowed
Feeling nz Wugali in Stirling
City, a mountain town, is strong. Mr-
Dougall became enraged today when
other men joked hlsi about the deser
tion of his wife and whipped three of
them with his bare lists.
two weeks, and the surgeons said she
might live if new skin could be grafted.
Tha 220 square 'inches of ; skin was
grafted upon,the; face and shoulders of
; Mrs. Schmidt. This is noC sufficient,
; however, ■ and with'Ui . the rnr/xt*. week ;
; three . more; young- women will go on
; the 'operating table. ■■-.-,
• Thosfi. operated' upon today are Mrs.
11. Dewhirst, -Miss; I. f Clark , and Miss
Cudney. Tli^ others •■to! be "operated
upon ar«* ' Mrs., Leroy; Schrack, ' Mrs,
Charles Ramsey and Miss"Mitchell.* '
IWllMillilillnlH Will III* •■':. • ■/— •-■.■-.•;• <.; ■ i »
Absolute Executive Power Is
Placed in Hands of Presi=
dent of Company
By unanimous vote of the directors
of the 1 Panama-Pacific international ex
position "company at their "regular I
monthly 'meeting" yesterday the per- '
manent plan of organization for ex
position management -was determined
upon and only the formal revision 'of
the bylaws of the company remains to
be v -accomplished to make the action
effective. «;'»...••
,''The;much discussed question, of the
director generalishlp has been settled
j by entire abolition of such office and
] placing- absolute'executive power in
the*.hands .of the' president, Charles C.
Moore. | .■ . . j ■«-. - \
, Allegiance to the exposition cause at
whatever.cost in the way of personal
sacrifice was * pledged; by every director
yesterday. Tins was one * of. the condi
tions under which Moore accepted the
presidency, to which he was elected
several weeks ago. ' His control of- ex
position affairs will be almost absolute,
and every; official and employe of ; the
exposition will be "directly; responsible
to hfm.
: Upon him rests not only the.power.of
appointment of J all department chiefs,
but the supervision of every detail con
nected ' with the management of ■ the
gigantic* work or the next five years.
; Moore is ; to b,e responsible- only to
the. board 1 of directors, and, .under' the i
plan that has .been adopted, every " ; de- I
partment chief ' : will be directly respon- j
sible to him. Xext' in,rank" to him will '
be the directors of .works,-concessions
arid.exhibits, into which three general,
departments the management of the
fair will be divided. v Moore will ap
point each.J of these three r men and ;
they in turn .will: have the selection
of subchlefs and employes.
■* 'The', members of t the board have I
pledged themselves to recommend no '
person for any.position in any depart- ;
ment, and every executive will be s;iven
free, reign over s his own employes:
without , interference > ,'of *. suggestion '
from any quarter. ".?.,
The object of the appointment plan
determined upon ', is to ; do away entirely
with patronage in connection with the
thousands of large and small positions
that must be created. Under the three ,
general departments will be;dozens of 1
subdepartments. -each' with its own
chief and its separate staff of employes.
Continued on Page ■*« Column 1
* YESTERDAY—Highest temperature, 68;
, fil . lowest Tuesday} night, 48.
<£p6RECAST FOR TODAY—Fair, warmer;
light north wind.
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Navarro Surrenders Sword After
Three Days Fighting and
Heavy Loss of Life
Federals Evacuate Aqua Prieta Before the
Approach of Large Insurrecto Army
and Pryce Holds Tijuana
General Navano and 500 men surrendered Juarez in Francisco I.
Madero after three days of fierce fighting, in which many lives were sac
Insurrecto chief establishes headquarters in the heart of the fallen
city and plans to defend it at any cost.
On the promise of Navarro and 27 of his officers not to ailempt to
leave the city they tecre paroled by General Madero and allowed the
freedom of the city.
Federals evacuate Aqua Prieta before the approach of a superior
rebel force and hasten westward to Naco, where they expect to entrain for
Rebels again in possession of Auga Prieta and invite citizens to
return and elect a next; town government from among the Insurrecto sym
Madero elated over the capture of Juarez and is hoping for early
recognition by the United Stales, as he now controls the custom house
through which imports and exports must pass.
10. —This little bullet r
city tonight is the provisional
capital of Mexico, and Fran
cisco T. Madero Jr., provisional pres
ident, and bis staff have taken com
plete possession, after winning the
fiercest battle of the Mexican revolu
Tn a corner room of the barracks
which for two days he held against
the terrific fire of the rebels sits
Genera! Juan J. Xavarro, the federal
commander, a captive, having surren
dered today with almost his entire
garrison of several hundred men. His
sallow face is sunken, his head is
bowed, and he does not talk, for the
bitter sting of defeat has disheartened
Madero Exultant
Tn contrast, in another part of the
little town is Francisco I. Madero Jr.,
the conqueror, surrounded by mem
bers of his family and his- staff officers.
joyous, exultant and flushed with vic
tory, yet ready to make peace, they
say. with the Mexican government if
it is disposed to deaV frankly and sin
cerely with the revolutionists and j
"without such vague promises" as!
President Diaz' manifesto contains.
Xavarro and his 27 officers' were
paroled tonight by Madero. After in
viting them to dinner tonight, he an
nounced that if they would promise
on their honor not to leave the city,
they could have the liberty of the
town. They immediately agreed to
and are sleeping at their own
headquarters tonight.
In hotel lobbies, store fronts and
hallways, the improvised hospitals of
the battlefield, are scores of wounded,
attended by a host of physicians and
nurses from El Paso, who have volun
teered medical relief. The fkx
the "Porfirio Diaz hotel" are covered
tonight with 30 wounded and groan
ing soldier?.
Many Pathetic Incidents
"The fortunes of war," mumbled an
insurrecto soldier in Spanish, tonight,
as he *tood< with tears in hi> eye*,
over the body of a dead federal soldier
whom he had known for years.
All the dead are being buried to
night. A conservative estimate of
physicians, as ■well as insurrccto lead
ers who surveyed the fighting, puts
the federal dead at almost 50 and the
revolutionist loss at about 15, with a
total of almost 250 wounded on both
The real number lost probably
never will be known, as deserters
were many anil the dead have been
buried quickly. A ndent
counted seren dead federals in the
barracks this afternoon. Among the
dead were Colonel Taraborcl and Cap-
tain Sacbndo. Tamborel was the man
anted the rebels as
Dead on American Side
On the American side of the line
five have been killed and about 17
led. many of them being
cently engaged at a distance from the
river bank.
The actual* surrender of the town
by General Xavarro took place at
about 1 o'clock. General Navarrn giv
ing his sword to Colonel Garihaldi of
the insurrecto army, after the rebels
had completely surrounded the bar
racks and threatened to annihilate the
garrison within.
His eyes dimmed as he surrendered,
but Colonel Garibaldi, with a hand
shake that bespoke his sincere admira
tion for the brave fight the federal
leader had made, assured him of the
desire oi the rebels to afford him
every courtesy. A score of rebel of
rode up and extended to the
federal commander their sympathy as
Mexicans for him and his men.
Bitter Against Diaz
There is the same fraternal senti
ment in the hearts of the entire in
surrecto army here for their country
men who have been defeated, but
everywhere are heard words of opjwo
brium for President Diaz, whom they
hold responsible for the loss of lifa
and sufferinp of the wounded.
General Madero himself, when ho
arrived this afternoon at the corral
where the federal prisoners are quar
tered, made an address full of sym
pathy and encouragement, lauding
them for their bravery and assuring
them that in his heart, as well as in
of his men, there was no feeling
:" uniform fi
/Vladero Seeks Friendship
"You fought for General Diaz," he
declared at the conclusion of his
speech, "because you had to, because
you were a part of that system which
we are trying to dissolve. In a few
, erhaps peace will be rest
will be free. If the war is
to he continued you can have your
choice of being paroled or joining the.
army of liberation. In the meantime
we shall treat you as brethren, not as
With shouts of "Viva Maderot" the,
vast throng of prisoners and insur-s
who gathered to hear him,
threw their hats skyward and shotttedi
deafening applause. \
iMrs. Madero Arrives
A few minutes later, down the*xnain{
thoroughfare was heard the gallopinjri
of horses, and soon the insorrectaj
standard and the Mexican national!
colors flashed in the sunlight. Behind.
rode Mrs. Francisco I,".JMaderc^*adi

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