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Refugees Bring Stories of Riot
and Revolt in Nearly Every
Section of Country
Fate of Fifty Citizens of United
States Fighting for Life
Not Vet Known
Consular Officers Are Ordered
to Flash News to State
[Special Dispatch to Th« Call]
sands of Americans, mostly
women and children, are flee-
Ing from Mexico. ? Terror has
•seized the entire foreign population of
the republic. Refugees are crossing
the line into Texas hourly, bringing
stories .of riot and revolt in nearly
every section of Mexico.
These reports were received by the
state and war departments today. They
came from consular officers In Mexico
and arms' officers on the border.
Not one word has been received yet
from the 50 Americans who when last
heard of were at Asarco,: fighting for
their lives. The state department has
the name of but one of the M, Eugene
C. Blalock.
Huntington Wilson, acting secretary
of« state/ said today that the depart
ment is without advices of any nature
concerning the Americans. He said
that nothing, was known as to their
Identity. Consular officers at and near
TTorreon have been advised to flash the
department the minute they hear any
thing concerning the fate of these
The victory of the revolutionists un
der General Orozco in Chihuahua and
that official's threat to march to Mexico
City, and the determination of President
Madero to give htm battle, are what
caused the terror to foreigners in Mex
ico City. Those foreigners who are still
in the provinces are terror stricken as
a crsult ot the depredations and rioting
of the rebels and brigands.
Taft Ready for Action
While every effort is being made by
state department officials to minimize
the reports of the alarming state of af
fairs in Mexico ____ the large exodus of I
foreigner*, it la known that they are
'worried and that graver complications i
are imminent. : j
One of the chief causes for apprehen- j
sion by American officials is the fate of j
Jhe 50 Americans. It is feared these j
Americans have met death, and if such j
| a the.case there is grave anxiety as to j
how such news ..will" be received by the j
, American poo]
From reliable sources it was learned |
that if harm has befallen these Ameri-j
cans President Taft will hesitate no j
longer about the propriety of interven- I
tion. He will put the matter squarely
rap to congress and demand that instant j
action be taken to put down the revolt
and protect Americans who have not
succeeded in getting out of that coun
try. - ;. - - ... •>• ■..-'.
EL PASO, Tex., March s.—Two rails
were removed from the approach to the
international bridge by General ftojaa 1
orders this afternoon to prevent rolling
stock from being removed to the Amer
ican side.* r . ?
With the exception of a small hos
•- \ • ■ ' - ■ - • -.-,.. . -
pital. staff at Pearson, every American
•woman and child in the towns of Ma- j
dera and Pearson, Mex., is -*,on? United;
States, soil. For : weeks ,they were j
isolated and in a state of terror. 7
A. J. Halton of. Madera, an officer of
the Madera company, said It was ad
visable to obey President Taft's warn
ing and send'all women and children
to the United States. About 400 Amer
ican men are left at Madera. These are
armed. ' r- -.-_■•,
Enrique E. Bowman;? a merchant of
Cojonia Dublan.atown 50 miles north
of Pearson, stated that in his district
conditions could not be worse. The
rebels were burning property, stealing
horses, raiding and looting. ; -
A pitiable aspect of the exodus is re
lied in? the case of George Snell/and
his family, who, just preceding their
residence at Madera, were refugees
from the Austin, I Pa., flood.?; They fled
from Madera, leaving behind their home
and stock.- ' '.- ,'■..'.."'
DOUGLAS, Ariz, March Trains.
automobiles and vehicles of all kinds
poured into Douglas today,' carrying the
American population of El Tlgre/Naco
saii and Cananea. • '•'
Colonel Francisco^ Chiapas, .formerly,
a,field leader for President Diaz,, who
fought bitterly against Madero in the
last revolution, and \*?ho has-been' in
jail at Hermoslllo, has been deputized
by Madero,to organize an army.
'The name of Chiapas strikes-terror
into the hearts of the -rebels, and their
sympathizers. ,
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MARK; ISLAND! March s. —The navy
department has decided to. adopt the
Halsey prenii vm 7 system on a . much
larger scale at this yard, and it Is to
bee immediately introduced in the flag
THE San Francisco CALL
Mrs. W.B. Wilson,
Bride of Stanford
University Student
Miss Ruth Soule of Alameda
and Vallejo Student Are
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
Undergraduate circles "were stirred to
day by the news of the elopement and
marriage Monday at Redwood. City of
Miss Ruth Soule of Alameda and Wal
ter Victor Wilson of Vallejo, two stu
dents of the sophomore class."
The marriage was solemnized by Rev.
A. B. Chirm o£ the Menlo Park Episco
pal church, in the Episcopal church at
Redwood City, with only Curate A. W.
Darwell arid Mrs. Darwell as ■witnesses.
The secret was kept until today/when,
it became 'known to the -'friends of the
couple on the campus. •
Neither bride:nor groom was regis
tered in the university,- this semester,
but Wilson has " been" employed by a
real estate firm in Palo Alto and Miss
fc:ule has been a frequent visitor at the
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house, of
which sorority she is a member. She
was on the campus Sunday,* but gave
no hint to her sorority sisters of the
fact that she had been married nearly
a week.*.' " * "7 ,*
The bride is the daughter of J. F.
Soule of 1801 Central.avenue, Alameda,
a wholesale lumber dealer, -with offices
ii. San Francisco. She was one of the
most popular girls in college last year
and was active in the affairs of her
class, being a member of the sopho
more play committee and the-Schubert
club, registered in the history depart
ment. '?.' "... " /• „ :,
Walter Wilson, better known to : his
friends as "Dick,"? was a star of -last
year's freshman "football team,, winning
\is; class numerals at the breakaway
position. He was a member of the Uni
versity Glee club and- registered in the
prelegal department. He is a member
of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. - ?
The marriage license issued at Red
wood City gave M the age of ? Wilson: as
21 and that of his bride as 20. They
have not returned to the campus since
their marriage became known and their
friends are endeavoring to learn their
whereabouts. * . . .■--*.
Flies ) in Aeroplane, Rides in
Auto, Dives in -Submarine
[Special. Dispatch to The Call]
v MARE ISLAND, March s.—Ensign
Kirkwood Donavin, U. S. N.? command
ing? the ,:submarine A-5, which former
ly was known as the Grampus, has a
record that 7no 'other officer in ■; the
United .- States ;,navy' can boast' of,? ac
cording to advices received at the local
naval station today. :'
One day last week Donavin jumped
into _an'aerojlane with Lieutenant T.G.
F.llyson. U.'S.'X.. at San Dieg^> and Hew
across the bay to the submarine wharf.
There he met:a brother, officer? who was
driving.by in his automobile. -Donavin
got in : the machine was carried to ; the
end of the where, where he boarded his
submarine boat and five minutes later
he was under the surface of the water
participating in some experiments with
the Pike.
Donavin claims to be? the first j person
to fly in an aeroplane, ride in an7auto?;
mobile and dive in a submarine boat
all within 15 minutes. . #
loft as well as the boat shop. The
system in effect in the ? sail loft and i the
officers say that it has proved a success.
Under the * Halsey , system the ?work
man gets half, the extra wages he earns,
the other half going to the government:
It enahies men as well as women to
earn extra money for doing work in
less than" the fixed ;time allowed for it.
A man getting $4 a day for eight
hours* work is allowed 48 hours to do
a job. He does it In 36 hours. The
difference between the standard • and
actual time is 12 hours. The work
.man.thus earns a premium 1 of $%','{ giv
ing him for the job, Instead Of $18,
his ordinary wages.
Congressional Committee Hears
Tale of Man's Inhumanity
at Lawrence
Mrs. William Howard Taft Pays
Close Attention to Details ?
of Strike Riot
WASHINGTON, March 5.—C. F. Lynch,
who - has charge '■ of the police' at,;Law-'
rence, Mass., today told the house rules
committee, which is hearing testimony
on conditions in the - Lawrence mill
strike, that f he did? not know by what
authority of law women with * babies in
arms had been taken to the police sta
tion after the riot at the.depot. ;,:
Questioned by Stanley, Lynch .said
none of the parents of the children had
appealed to him against being taken
away, but he understood from one, of
the police captains that all of. them did
not ,have ; permission to leave.
"Did you see in; the jail .after?- the
struggle !at the; depot women , and, chil
dren and women with babies In arms?"
Stanley asked. . ? -, ....... ... • ?
; "Yes, I saw.them there; but they-were
not in jail." - 7" 7
"How were they restrained? Weren't
they free to golf.' they, wanted to?" 77
"They were brought there to be held
Continued on Page B, Column 5
Women \ Voters Big Factor in
Seattle Mayoralty Election;
Battle Was Furious
SEATTLE, Wash., March 5.—-At 11:04
o'clock tonight 130 out of .281 precincts
gave the following vote .for mayor:
Cotterill, 14,408; Gi11,,14,285. .
George F. Cotterill is municipal own
ership and single tax candidate.- Hiram
C. Gill is an "open town" candidate,
who ; was recalled a year ago and who
•ought vindication in the present cam
paign. .'_',.;' ' ' '7'/ .7""?;/ _;?
.In the precincts that have reported
are many of the Gill strongholds. Gill
held the vote which he obtained in:the
primary of February 20 7; and " added
something-to it, whereas. Cotterill fre
quently,; doubled and trebled7his;.. : vote.
< ntterill supporters claim a majority
of more than 2,000.. *. "■■—.'■ . • ';v'■?"-•
: * During the last few days the" cam
paign- took on the aspect of a furious
battle for the. recall of , Gill, . and ? the
church people and the "women were j im
plored jto i vote \ "for: the ■ suppression of
7, No „ returns ? have been 7 received on
the single tax - amendment to : the char
ter, or. any of the other? propositions
submitted to referendum .-vote.
Mississippi Law Makers Pass
-. Resolution Against Percy
JACKSON,„•,Miss.," March 5. —A joint
resolution demanding the resignation of
United States Senator Leroy, Percy, was
adopted by both houses of the Missis
sippi legislature today. The resolution
recites' an, alleged promise of Percy to
resign if. he should be defeated in the
democratic primary election of last
summer. Former Governor James K.
Vardaman won the nomination over
Percy in the primary?
Senator Is Silent '■■'■[j -i'.t^^sfi§\
7 WASHINGTON. March s—Senator
Percy was advised today of the action
„«.,,. *, .. . -*. - «-•
of the Mississippi. senate in demanding
his : resignation, ? but declined to discuss
the matter until after he had read the
full resolution.
JAMES E. WEST ■ '" : >
OAKLAND, March s.—James E. West,
secretary of the national council of the
Boy Scouts of America: who.ls accom
panying Sir Robert Baden-Powell on
i •v-™*'J*«<i*sJ_*»«**_PrE^
his tour of the United States, spoke
tonight* In the children's. room of* the
Oakland public library on the subject,
i*__*m;-'- -* •*>„.',;•* ; __ *
'•The Field of Education and Recrea
il on for ' Boys.' - -.•'-?„- -; * ? ■-. ; ,
"There is one man who by his dignity, his sincerity, his constancy rises above all
others as a fitting candidate for the high office of president at this time, and that
is William Howard Taft" -*• ___*. SHINM
*| • Some of the officers and members of ! the executive committee of. die Taft League of Progressive Republicans: of ;
California. Top picture, left to right Marshal Hale, F. C. Sanborn, J. O.Hayes, E. K. Johnson and W. D. j :
j Fennimore. Lower picture, left to right—J. E. Culten, C. M. Belshaw "and A. L. Shirm. * * . \
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Fiji and New Caledonia Swept,
Vessels Sunk and the
Crews Drowned
VICTORIA, March s.—News was
brought by the steamer I Makura? today
of the disastrous hurricanes in the Fiji
and New Caledonia groups,-causing the
loss of a number of lives and of many
'.vessels..'. 7.,..
The steamer Hornelen from Columbia
river # for .Auckland „ encountered 7 the
hurricane' in • the^Tongan group. Its
masts ? were carried 7 away,- bulwarks
smashed, two boats smashed, two boats
splintered ..-* and : the "> deckload swept
away.7-';',-, -7- . . - .■" .-'.,,*"*•■■■
The -funnels and bridges were 'the
only.? things 'left on the deck when the
- - '" 7 • ■ • :.
vessel reached Auckland. *; - ' . f * i
The steamer Croydon arrived j consid
erably 7 overdue, being .44 days from
San Francisco to" Auckland. " v *'•'.'
\. The schooners Aeroplane and George
de Laubardee were sunk at , Noumea,
several /members of the crews being
drowned. /The-sctiooner^Whlteford, went
ashore Ut* Banks ? ; island, }. but v the * crew
escaped. The trader Dick Angler went
down with all hands off Noumea.
\ At Noukulofa, where the steamer
Corydon encountered the storm, every,
launch'in the harbor was wrecked and
half the town was destroyed, many per
sons being drowned by tidal waves that
followed the blow. ;
Fresno Boy Probably Will; Die
From Burns
FRESNO, March s.—With his cloth
ing a mass of"flames;. Clifford Seymour,
the young? son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Seymour, rode on his bicycle from the
... .... - *-'*i%(»*_(f»
business center of this city to his home,
neadly a mile. He probably will die. ■
v--—wrr'-'y*T,**V*V,fl_ " . *'—'**VS I**'1 **'
The lad's clothes were set on fire by
f~-i*JEkmt' •*«*-*• - * li*"*-*:
the explosion of gasoline that he was
using to start a coal fire, in a printing
Young Seymour rushed from the
building, his clothing aflame, and rode
to the Emergency hospital, which he
found closed. In desperation he con
tinued to the home of his mother in
the » residence - section. f.. J . ;. V" V**w; v^'SaSjE
* ?'Scores of residents beheld him 'i pass
by with clothes aflame. When the boy
reached- home his;, clothes •-, were prac
tically burned from his body and the
doctors hold out little hope for his re- !
jcover^. |
Mrs. W. J. Sutherland of San
Francisco Says She Is
Real Widow
[Special Dispatch to The [ Call] ?■..
NEW, YORK,' March 5 s.—Two women,
each describing herself as 'his 1 "widow,'.'
are laying claim to % the estate of ?Col
onel. William." James Sutherland, -,; an
American :gold mine promoter, who died
last April at * Cross - Deep fin ? England.
The : estate was valued at more than
$1,000,000. - "'-,'-• \J - .
.•Agnes? Pearman? Sutherland, formerly
of '. Tacoma, „Wash., whose father, Reu
ben F. Daffoon, lives at the Hotel Bel
mont, this city? is the '"beloved wife" of
Sutherland's, will, which was admitted
to probate in England j sometime ?bef ore,
it was filed with Surrogate Cohalan.in
New York, October 31. With a 5 year
old son, William J. Sutherland Jr„
Agnes Pearman Sutherland shares the
entire estate. . . - . \. ' .
Now, however, Mrs. W. J. > Sutherland
of No. 210 Octavia street, San Fran-
Cisco, has entered suit against the ad
ministrators of the estate ;in England
to enforce her claim as the widow-of
the promoter. She alleges she was
married to him in 1574, in St. Joseph's
church, Boston, and that there has been
no*divorce.",'With two sons, Ignatius,
36 years old, and Victor L., 32, the San
Francisco woman lays claim to the
entire estate. litigation , is, pending
against the ancillary executors for the
United States.
Objects to Mother's Gift Being
Listed "Plunder"
. SAN ;DIEGO, ** March s.—r.ather than
. *- _ - rJ*^rri-.'»i
see a set of rosary beads found in his
suitcase classed as the plunder of a
-■'■;»___... • . . * .Ih.**"l* _,
thief, J. G. Dalelden, professional bur
fa>j-«-f*b%fc,,*" ■"" • ,-.. •■■ . 4 ■ ■'■■■■ "■'"'■'* ■ ' """ V " *
glar, broke down in the detective's > of
flee today, and between- sobs and im-
MF^Mrr*"*-' ' .«',•-« -» ,"i
ploring to -have the beads returned to
him. confessed •* to t having committed
eight burglaries, four of them in San
Diego and the other four In Sacra
mento within the last month.
"Give them to me. for God's sake,
give them to me, 'and I will . tell all,"
pleaded Dalelden... .. "They were given
to me by my mother when I was a
child, and I would gladly spend my
days in jail to save her gift from dese
The beads were gi\*en to Daleiden
tonight, He will be charged with bur r
glary. Plunder^valued.at $I.oooi/'waa""
discovered by '■ the officers when they
j found his . suitcase.. ''" "\ .■r
Jury in Bribery Case Frames
Verdict of Acquittal in
lo:**i'rr J ->T?*'???' ■:"■'• _y»v"7j_f'»" _? ' '.'■■■'■ -~--.'-'.' V
Six Minutes
, Eugene E." Schmitz, former mayor of
San 'Francisco, has been. ' spared the
humiliation ; of» a prison - 5 sentence as i a
climax? to his official disgrace. A jury
that * took just { 6 . minutes to * frame its
verdict acquitted ,- him * yesterday after
noon in Judge » Lawlor's department of
the superior court of the f charge of
bribing Andrew. M. Wilson, one of the
boodling supervisors, after ,4 a trial ex
tending over a period of > six weeks. 7
Insufficient evidence to bring about a
conviction that would stand the test
of the recent supreme , court ruling in
the Coffey ? case caused Judge ] Lawlor
to advise the jury in the course to fol
low, leaving no question of fact to be
deliberated. 7:, District^Attorney? Fickert
himself made? the motion that brought
the case to an abrupt end. 7 -.-'. *
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Defendant Jubilant *
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*,?Every,**indication now points to the
speedy .dismissal of the remaining in
dictments pending against the defend
ant. Jubilant and happy, Schmitz left
the * courtroom? with : his lawyers, , un
mindful of the fact that the departing
jurymen -had- passed him by a moment
before without so much as a glance at
his half extended hand and the eager
smile of victory that he turned on the
whole assemblage.*'" *
?'- Seated near by in a-corned. Abraham
Ruef, one time ally and closest friend
of *• Schmitz, and codefendant with the
former '■> mayor in * most: of the graft
cases,'? watched : the proceedings 1 until
the end. Schmitz was acquitted, the
jury discharged and arrangements had
been ' made ras% to ';. the postponement <of
the other cases when they come up this
morning." ' ■ * ' *
v Then Judge.;Lawlor,r briefly as pos
sible, pronounced the order that will
return Ruef , to San Quentin prison to
day to serve out. the remainder of his
14 year sentence. •
Dramatic Situation
It was a dramatic situation for those
who have followed the ' graft cases
through the five , sensational / years of
their history. Bert Schlessinger, attor
ney for Ruef, stepped quickly inside the
rail and addressed the court in a voice
that betrayed his emotion. - »
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« "I was going to suggest, your honor,"
he said, "that there ought to be some
method known to the law whereby Mr.
Buef2could be placed upon 7an equal
basis .with '-. his '■ associate defendants.
They have all been dischargedall
freed—and? it . seems to me that he
conscience of this court — the con
sciences: of ; all the courts :of this f state
ought to rebel against this man being
ff>>r-*ii~.,< - . - • • • ,- ..
taken hto h state's prison while ' his co
defendants go entirely free."
Judge JL_*.wlor busied himself with the
papers on ,- his , desk. ■ ",
"Perhaps that is not a subject upon
which **• this court should express itself
at this time," he said. Later, when the
court had adjourned, he agreed with'
the spirit of the stand taken by Ruefs
attorney. ....... ?
This afternoon Ruef will be taken
-.. . * .
back across . the bay to * the • grim seclu
sion of high stone walls, which he left
- Contlnu*d*onVPage 5, Column 3
■ .- * . *. .' - , - .
v ;■' THE WEATHER :'
t .l.tlt, W Cf/1 1 tl£Lt\
YESTERDAY '■;— Highest temperature, 58;
•*: lowest Monday fright, 52.
, a^T" ""^Sfc^J-i^" of the Weather See Page 15
Leaders of the Good Govern
ment Forces Form League
for Campaign
Forward March for "Califor*
nia's Best Friend" Begun
With Enthusiasm
Chiefs Who Will Lead
Progressives Battle
shaw, Contra Costa.
S SECRETARY—Joseph - E. Cut
ten, San Francisco.
Shlnn ? and Marshal Hale, San
*B. B. Tuttle, Yolo. 77
'■77 Byron Man-}', , '
7 Fred G- Sanborn, ._..„...
W.D. Fennlmorc,""
'- C. A,' 1' Munlock,
Andrea Sbarboro,
Marlon D." Conn,
7;V?Ai D. Fret*,,
Alexander Russell,
• ■■■■;■■■ # 7, :■■;.: San Francisco.
'M. E. Sanborn,
Colonel D. W. Lone-well.
. -J. V. Kelley,
?; ■. Los Angeles. ■
H. Ward Brown,
San Mateo. <•
W. P. Lyon, ' '
7 Santa Clara.
A. E. Miller,
-' - Sacramento.
CAPTAINED by the pioneer
/leaders of their fights for a
" free party and,free government.
"??: the progressive repuolicans of
California formed their ranks yester
day for: the forward march for?Taft
and republican national success. 7
- The Taft League of Progressive Re
publicans of California was formally
organized at the Palace hotel by re
publicans generally , representative of
the forces that made Hiram W. John
son governor of California and of the
i.thousands of republicans who have
j fought -unceasingly * during the last
decade in the cause of: progressive re
publicanism. ??'*-',.■■.. :
j / Under the leadership of the men who
led them four years ago, the thousands;
i of progressive republicans in Califor
t nia whose progressive republicanism is
| untainted ? with , the lust for personal
I preferment will -be: organized again ;to
| make the {winning* fight for a Califor
\ nia delegation ;for*Taft. ;.
| Preserving organization autonomy
I and their identity as adherents of ;.the
policies they have championed 7 for?
years, the Taft League of Progressive
; Republicans will perfect organizations
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