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The Call Has the Best
THEATRICAL 111 »lfll\
SPORTING 111 111 l
SOCIETY ftl 111 l 1 1
Mob Attacks Opponent of Ma*
dero While Speaking From i
Balcony in Capital j
Soldiers Ride Into Crowd and
Fire After Volley of ]
{Martial Law Hardly Sufficient ■
to Check Outbreak and ;
Trouble Increasing
[Special Dispatch to The Call] \
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 3.—-As a re
sult of violent rioting in this;
city today five are dead and 16
wounded. General < Bernardo
Reyes, candidate for president of-the
republic (in opposition to Madero), was
: -stoned and mobbed, after being robbed*
i -of 3,000 pesos. .
The demonstration that resulted in
the stoning of Reyes has been brewing
for several days. The Maderists have
been, excited by the strength developed
by Reyes in other parts of the repub
lic outside of the city. •
c Sladerists say that, although General
. Reyes* was attacked, the robbery was
merely the work of a thief, who took
advantage of the opportunity while the
fight was in progress. : *
* Reyes, sore and smarting with in
dignation, announced his intention to
'.speak- from the balcony of the building
In which he had taken refuge.
Stones Thrown by Crowd
In the street were hundreds of Reyes
• supporters and thousands of Maderists.
c .As he appeared on the balcony he was
greeted by a shower of stones.^ They
rattled against the housed.and the l win
dows were broken. ;*;.- ,
-> c White with anger, General Reyes/
: c whose opponents admit his bravery, had
,not gone beyond a few words in his
.address when there was another show
er, of stones His words were as scathing
and sarcastic as the missiles whistling
so close to his head. Finally,, one
knocked off* his hat and he was struck
in several places and forced -to. retire.
He was injured, but how seriously is
not known.
The police had orders not to fire ex
cept as a last resort. When the riot
was at its height a patrol of mounted
troops came clattering down the street.
The soldiers rode at the rioters and
were received with a volley of stones, i
The horses shied and the line for a j
moment was thrown into confusion. !
Then the order to fire was given.
Martial Law in Capital
* 'The execution in closely packed
streets was fearful. When the crowd
! was cleared away five bodies were
cstretched out. Some of the victims
held missiles in their hands, Mothers had
.been* shot in the back as they fled.
There were many wounded; how many
is not known, as they were taken away
\ty friends. .
:c There is more trouble ; tonight j and
'mobs are reported as bathering in;
-many places in the city. The capital is
'practically under martial law and the
:, streets are patrolled by cavalry and
infantry. In the barracks men are held
tot, reinforce the troops doing police
duty in the center of the city.
More bloodshed is looked for and a
xrossible revolution that may bring
{Luaz back. . "'
,*'■ There are rumors that federal troops
s in «several of the states, ,: not * having
been paid, will join in a movement for
Mrs. G. O. W. Goldstone, Novice
Driver, Arrested
"There were three or four in front
of the machine and you did not ex
pect me to .dodge them all, did you?"
was the interrogative explanation
given by Mrs. G. O. W. Goldstone of
1840 Van Ness avenue, whose automo
bile struck a woman at Fillmore and
(|eary streets last night.
Mrs. Goldstone was learning to drive
her husband's automobile ; j when it
struck Mr;. D. /Butts of 2238!, Bush
street. Mrs. Butts was badly injured.
her left foot being crushed. Mrs.
Goldstone, who is the wife of a whole
sale clothing manufacturer, was direct
ed by her husband to turn into Geary
street. The machine was steered into
Geary street all '.right, but : Mrs. Gold
stone neglected to slow up, -:} although
the crossing was .crowded with pedes
Tho Goldstones were so ;-* exercised
over the accident that" they 'left their
own machine in the street and called
a taxi cab to take them away.,
Mrs. Goldstone was arrested on a
charge of battery. At the city -prison
she gve the name of Mrs. Sarah Smith.
,> ;dstone furnished ball ; for his f wife.
j When - Goldston/! •■, and » his wife y re
turned from the city prison ,to where
they left .their own machine they
learned some one had stolen it. The
police were notified.,
THE San Francisco CALL
May Yohe, Singed
Moth ,Has New Flame
In One Time Fighter
Jack McAuliffe Says if Experi
ence Counts They Are [
Well Mated
[Special Dispatch to ' The Call]
rN*EW YORK, Sept. ■ 3.That May
Yohe and Jack McAuliffe former, prize
fighter, each with two matrimonial ex
periences are to be married was an
nounced today by the actress and for
mer pugilist in her dressing' room at a
moving picture show in Brooklyn, while
she was waiting for her second appear;,
ance of the afternoon. The sign ton
the sidewalk read: "May Yohe (Lady
Francis Hope), headliner." She 'was* a
changed : May. Yohe—thlnnner, " older,
wearing a plain pink satin gown with
a bit of tinsel at the shoulders.
"I made my great mistake when I
left.Lord Francis. I :wish I had it to
do overbut* it's * too late now," said
Miss Yohe.
"Twenty years ago,"; said McAuliffe,
"May and I were engaged. Then she
went to England and married a lord.
We ought to be able to = make a go of
it with our experience." . .;■
C. S. A. Talbot Has His Collar-
bone Broken
EVERETT, ; Sept.;---3.—C.;5. : A. Talbot
of San Francisco was seriously: in
jured today when his automobile
skidded arid overturned "-. as it struck
the | streetcar track;
Talbot sustained a broken collar
bone and was badly bruised about the
head and . body. It is feared that he
was internally injured. With him in
the car were his '■ wife, two daughters,
a maid and; chauffeur.
Mrs. Talbot's head was ;slightly cut;
The others escaped; injury.V
Talbot was" driving. .The car was
not; going" fast, but the road was soft
from recent rains and s this is given as
the" cause of the accident. The party
was en route to f Vancouver. B. C.
Notre C Dame Sisters Receive
Gift From Vatican
[Special Dispatch to The Call] '■'.
; SAX 1 JOSE. "Sept.- ' 3.—The 1 Sacred
Heart Relief -! society of. St.' Joseph's
church Is in receipt", of * a prized
souvenir from the Vatican in the shape
of a: handpalnted photograph /of * Pius
X, upon which the pope has "inscribed
his blessing; and signature.-*/ The pon
tiff's communication}' is appended to
the bottom .of an invitation} printed by
the sisters of the Notre"}.Dame of this
city and signed by Rev: 1, Father I Rock
llff,-provincial of, the province of Cali
fornia of the / Society "of Jesus. * .-n
Tourists} See} Their Faces Deep
Down in Ice
BERNE, Switzerland, ; Sept. 3.—Tour
ists crossing the Loetschen glacier saw,
deep down In' the clear Ice, the ; faces of
two; dead men. -
Guides accompanying the party
chipped out with their ice: axes the
frozen bodies of the ; two men and
brought them to the ' rface^BßmH§rf
The bodies have not yet been identi
fied, but they probably are those ,of
two London tourists named Bemebecke
and Coin, who } disappeared 14 years
Retiring Ambassador at Berlin
Breaks Long Silence on
Resignation Reasons
Quotes Letter From Taft Which
Places High Value Upon
His Services
BERLIN, Sept. 3.—David Jayne Hill,
the retiring American ambassa
dor, on the eve of his departure
! from Berlin, has broken- silence
i •is to his resignation, which was ac
j cepted by. President -Taft last April. J
The ambassador gave but a "statement
today ' intimating that there - had been a
deliberate intrigue to discredit him; and
misrepresent the reasons for; his resig
nation.' He -announced; his declination;
of a decoration which the emperor of
! fered" him. - />• ;;-- "- '-.. •
-,"At the time of my resignation;in'
April," says the ambassador, ;; "there
was much speculation regarding in the
reason therefor, and a legend concern^
ing my course in the negotiations be
tween my government and Germany
over"the potash '-. controversy was care
fully.^prepared and -widely circulated;
positively declaring '■ on alleged author
ity that ; my conduct was displeasing to
the department of'state.; Under such
circumstances the duty of a loyal diplo
mat is; silence, and ' faithfully I per
formed this duty. ■- , ; r-t :
Wants to Silence Legend
"I have believed that > the American
people, careless as they often are ,of
reputation," love fair play, and know
ing; that the.:official'record there ; would'
speak the truth at' the proper, time, I
have taken no notice "of either the
source or the motive} of.* these ajlega 7
tions. I have no comment I- to make
upon them. -- , „ » ,
• "On leaving office • six months rafter
my resignation, ;i„believe that ; it will
be a pleasure to the president if I
make public at this time an autograph
statement made 'by him some months
ago, which should effectually silence
and exterminate.the* legend which cer- j
tain., newspapers - have endeavored; to j
keep alive. .He-says: - :
-■) 'VI write now to assure .you; that; 1
never had the slightest reason to criti
cise your course and service at the.very
important post of Berlin. You have
vindicated - your appointment ,: in every
way and it has given me pleasure to
deny emphatically arid categorically,
that; your resignation , grew outoorf r any
disagreement on; the part of the ad
ministration with your conduct in this
country's relations with Germany in
regard '- to the . potash or any other
question. :* * * ■ I.write. this to you.
for ■'< you are entitled to , have , a full
statement as to your satisfactory,
service, written by him whom you have
worthily and well represented*-' at the
great capital of Berlin.' '
Emperor Makes Gift
"I make public this statement,""con
tinued Hill, "for the purpose of assur
ing my friends in Europe and America
of my "faithful allegiance ;to the prin
ciples of loyalty by /which I vhav^e; been
actuated - throughout my ;official - life,
which has -been of -considerable- dura
tion, and -to .1 show; appreciation of; the
sense of justice by which ". the?president
was inspired in recognizing the wrong
done me -by others, whose misrepre
sentations »he has' desired as far as
possible - to repair,.. in j; circumstances
which I have reason to believe he at
present entirely understands.'.' „ - v •-?
Ambassador Hill was' not willing to
indicate more closely the /persons he
believes "were interested. In discrediting
The ambassador arid Mrs. Hill will
leave Berlin tomorrow after a lunch
in their honor given by Herr yon Kider
lin-Waechter, /secretary of - foreign af
fairs,'to r, which/-Dr. /yon i Bethriiarin-'
Hollweg, the imperial. chancellor. Rep
resentative Richard Bartholdt and C. R.
Wolff ram, the special ambassador of
President Taft to ; the unveiling of the
Yon Steuben monument; General E. C.
Arlington, inspector general of the
! United States, army, , and Brigadier
; General E. :W. ; Witherspoon, U. S. A.,
I president of the army war college, have
been invited. , •
• A bit of porcelain given by Emperor
William to . the* ambassador is a mag
nificent vase three feet in. height, dec
orated with pictures": of the emperor's
Feeling :RunstHigh"and«Furth^r
Trouble Is Feared
DURANT, Okla., t-'ept. 3.—Horace
Glbbs, a white farmer, was killed in a
battle between five white men and five
negroes near Caddo last night. The
white men declare they were fired upon
when passing the home of a negro
named Daniels, while the negroes say
the whites S threw a stick of f dynamite
at the hut and I then commenced firing.
i Feeling against the negroes Is bitter
and further race trouble is feared.
A stick of dynamite with the fuse
partly burned : was, found near the
negroes' hut. After the encounter the
white men fled to Caddo and told of
the fight. 11:; Officers g hastened stog the
The negroes here, fearing retaliation
by the whites, are sacrificing their
crops and property iti ori*e r to get
away. .
Children of, Dr. and Mrs. E. S.
Pillsbury See Their Parents
Crushed by Car
Wrecked Machine Was Being
Driven at High Speed Over
Dangerous Pass
[Special -Dispatch to The Call] V
SANTA BARBARA, Sept. 3.—Dr. E. S.
Pillsbury and wife of 132 North Palm
avenue, -Hollywood, were : killed, and
their three children, two boys and one
girl, injured in- the" Casitas pass; at I
Places iwhere moving pictures are shown ■ and ! that do not comply with
the law: f ,- ' -
•*-."*■ '-'No. \^ is ? the main i entrance to the Wigwam in Mission street
between Twenty-first and Twenty-second. This building has only • three
exits, whereas*the law requires that it should i have five. % . \ /:- i
No. 2— One of the side exits from the Wigwam theater. Althoughl
it is nine feet wide it is not easily accessible to persons on the stage. •
<• r No. 3—The Globe theater in Mission street between Twenty-third
and Twenty-fourth streets. It has six exits, but yesterday 'five of them were
found barred. * .. . . ' '■>
No.Entrance ■> to Harry Baehrs{motion picture show in ■ Fillmore
street near Sutter. It is in a good building, but- has only) four exits. The]
lights to them are dim and the doors are not easily opened.
o'clock today, ;when their automobile
plunged over an embankment to* the
bottom of ' the • gulch, -at depth' of - more
than 150 feet. That the'children- es
caped death hardly can be accounted
for, as the machine was totally
wrecked. , *
/' The; Pillsburys were: on ; their ■ way to
Santa Barbara. " There were no wit
nesses, but the • children ' admitted that
the car was going so j* fast when ..it
reached a sharp that their father
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was. unable to keep it in the road.
Mrs. Pillsbury was rendered uncon
scious by a blow on the head and never
regained 'her senses, dying' within 40
minutes. Doctor Pillsbury, although
crushed by the car, was conscious to
the- last, passing away five minutes
after the death of his wife. The chil
dren were hysterical. The older boy,
aged 10, was cut on the head, arms and
legs, but was not hurt seriously. The
other two barely were scratched. «
Word immediately was dispatched to
Ventura and a physician hurried to
the scene, but was too late :to'.« render
assistance. The* coroner had the bod
ies removed to Ventura, where they
were prepared for shipment to Holly
wood. The children were taken to a
nearby farmhouse and late tonight
were sent to their home., .
The scene of the accident is one of
the most treacherous points on the
Total During Two Days ; Has
Reached 850
LONDON, Sept. 3. Reports received
here say that mortality from. cholera
among the soldiers in Constantinople ■
is appalling. In ;; the last two days
there -have."-been 850 deaths. Out of
45 officers returned from Albania 37
have''died. ••. ■Vh&m
Law Breaking Exposed to Prevent Tragedy
Waiter Offers ito Reveal Place
Where Homage Is Paid, the
Famous Picture
[Special Cable to The Call]
PARIS. Sept. 3.—Some extraordinary
clews as :• to ? the whereabouts of" the
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"Mona Lisa' picture are being : re
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ceived. Chief -of Detectives Homard
has been Investigating) a clew given by
a? cafe waiter* named Gueneschan, who
says that he ' knows who x stole the
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famous picture and i has seen It twice
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in the home of the man he accuses.
This man is a baron connected with
one of the airibassies", here. According
to Gueneschan's ? story, «the "_[ baron - was
crazed by love of "Mona Lisa" and her
"inscrutable smile," so he stole the
painting and has kerft it in his rooms,
where he makes love to it. The waiter
offers to reveal the picture's -. hiding
place if he is paid -00,000 francs. '/'"],
Homard is looking Into this story,
but the general belief here Is that
Gueneschan is irresponsible.
Another and even wilder clew comes
in a telegram from Rome. iA' 1 fisher
man found a bottle at sea off the
coast of Tuscany. This bottle, it is
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said, -contained, an anonymous note
1 stating that s- the "Mona Lisa" painting
had been, sent to -New York, having
been smuggled from Marseilles in an
umbrella cover.
K^MonaiLisa «| is I painted on I a heavy.
panel of wood.
YESTE&D AY—Highest temperature, 68;
lowest ! JFriJaj; {night, 52.
FOR TODAY—Fair, some
/*&cUp}>armer; light north wind, changing to
Six Men Perish i When Steel
} Shifts Because They Crowd
the* Cage
/BUTTE, ■■ Mont., Sept. 3. —Six miners
were ; killed, this morning in a cage ac
cident} at the} Black Rock mine} ; 4
;[ 7ln ; them anxiety to reach ■ the surface
the workmen jumped on.the cage upon
which steel was being J; hauled to
the surface. It is presumed that their
crowding- dislodged -the ■'• steel 'shafts
from the box in which they were held,
and they caught in; the wall plates on
the side, the ends whirling with" ter
rific force among; the; men on the cage,
clearing the deck of the miners, fairly
mincing.}' their bodies ./-'} as ;; the >. steel
bounded back and forth, and sweeping
them into the sump, 1,400 feet below.
.-Charles Green, station tender, finally
was hurled from the upper deck of f the
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cage to /the lower level- by /the impact
when the brakes*were applied and was
: decapitated, „as :„ were;■■> all the „, other
miners with the exception of Lee,
whose . head was mashed to a pulp. ---/"/,
-/• The. dead: , . ■■.'*■;■. ■■..-..■./■■■■■. ,•■■ j
C'hmrleii }L. :Green,} 28 years ; old, mar- j
Vied.,'J,. „.■*' ' •
.'•'Leo';Chevrler,. 21, unmarried.
Patrick O'Neill, .12, unmarried, J
Dan Sheehan, 40, unmarried. i
•lame* Lee,' 34, unmarried.
S"Danlel'Sheah, ;i unmarried. .•■■■■■ I
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Thomas -. Denihay, station tender,
pleaded with the miners not to board
itnes"cars while steel was .being hoisted,
as the act was in violation of the com
pany's rules, but they/ passed by ,him,
as they were anxious to reach the sur
face before "tally.' 7 < .:/;'./;
All stepped on the car below • the
1,000 foot level with the exception of
Green rand. Lee. Dennihay ; left the
cage at that station and was suc
ceeded by his partner, Green.
The signal to hoist had been given
and JI the |S cage had shot 1 upward fctSj}a"
point/^between ! the 400 -and/300}; foot
* levels, when the steel began to move.
It is the conjecture that it became a
death dealing mass in a moment, for
one drill stuck in a wall -plate and
bent double.
Alfonso's Troops Are Reported
Marching on Morocco
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MADRID, . Sept. 3.—Dispatches from
the Canary islands say that 500 Spanish
soldiers are on their way to f occupy
Sainte Croix la ;Mineure,l on ■ the Moroc
can coast to the south of Agadlr,
where the arrival last July of the Ger
; man warship Panther stirred up the
international dispute over Morocco.'
Should the news be. confirmed it is ex
pected further .to complicate the
l^oroccan problems over which nego
tiations "are in progress. ~*^^^l^P
LAIIu ur
Safety of Women and Children
i Necessitates Protest Against \
Breach of Rules
Many Places Disregard Ordi
nances and Put Lives of
Patrons in Jeopardy
7 HE CALL believes that k the
r .moving picture show ■* is a good
.', institution. It provides not only
diverting but frequently instructive
entertainment for a 'small price. It
affords wholesome _■/. amusement:-for
thousands who could hardly pay ■ the
higher i prices 'demanded at the: regular
theaters. But' there ; have been many
tragedies in these nickelodeons.due % to
neglect of the regulations that have \
;jen : founds necessary to protect their
patrons. San Francisco does not want
such a tragedy : and; therefore, y. The
Call .believes it to be a duty to point
out such 1 defects as exist in these places
of amusement. Some of them are
comparatively small . technical de
partures from the standards of safety,
while' some are flagrant violations of
the ss : rules laid ■ down for construction
and/management: The lCall has no
feud with the proprietors of these
places. It only points out ; to i them that
they may not ignore the { law, which
is designed solely to protect the lives
of their patrons, who are mostly women
and children. :
.Yesterday afternoon at about the
time a panic: occurred in a Chinatown
moving picture" show, a number of
babies were playing on the floor; of
the Lyceum theater; in} Mission street
near } Twenty-ninth, with every side
exit in the place securely barred with
cross beams. 'In ; front : was a ' huge
organ and a ; number of signs }■ block
ing -the passageway. . Had a film ex
ploded in this nickelodeon panic
stricken women and children would
have had- a hard time reaching < safety.
That no fatalities resulted in .the
Chinatown theater was due only to the
fact that all 'the' side exits were;} wide
open and the building constructed of
fireproof material.
- The building laws require that nickel
odeon seat no more than 399 persons
unless the/structure"; is fire proof, that
they have aisles at least; five feet wide,
exits to conform to the seating capa
city, a fire proof box for; the operator
and fire extinguishers -at; convenient
points:throughout and in the operating
room. -
Flagrant Breach of . Laws
Few nickelodeons in San .Francisco
comply with even the spirit/of these
laws. A glaring example disregard
for the laws is the Lyceum in Mission
street near Twenty-ninth where chil
dren and their mothers are the /most
frequent visitors. : /, ' / -;
Lyceum : probably shows less re
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gard for the law and its patrons than
any nickelodeon In /the: city. v It is con-
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trolled by the people who run the Globe
and tis conducted f along similar lines as
far as the observance of the,.' law ■is
concerned. '-ir-tT^}'
When a Call representative visitedti
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the place yesterday he found babies
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playing on the floor while their moth-'
ers watched- the celluloid dramas, un
mindful of the huge bars* across the
exits on both sides of the building.
Attempt jto Show Illusion
One of the attaches tiyed to convince
the reporter that the exits '.were? really h
open and that the bars which extended
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from 'i side to side were optical illu
sions. ■ ■_
The law says that these exits must
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be open, that is, not latched nor bolted
nor even barred. The doors must be
jso arranged that the least V pressure
will open them and permit of egress
to the street.- ,
Turner and Dahnken are said to be
the owners of the Lyceum, and they
also: control the Globe, where the prac
tice of barring the exits is a feature of
the continuous vaudeville enacted there
In conjunction with the naimated pic
tures. The Globe is a large, roomy
place and would be easy to get out of

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