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THE CALL LEADS IN
POLITICAL Bin Ifllfl
THEATRICAL |fl I A II"
REAL ESTATE ill ■ 1111 \.
SPORTING 111 I HU
COMMERCIAL Bl ■ N 1 i
SOCIETY 11 _. H ■ tj
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VOLUME < XI.-XO. 98.
OROZCO NAMES
GOMEZ AS NEW
MEXICAN RULER
Revolutionists at Chihuahua
Await Machine Guns for
March on Capital
Proclamation Announces That
Movement Is Based on
Fundamental Law
Rebel Army of 5,000 Mounted
Men to Begin Campaign
Sunday
CHIHUAHUA, Mf-x., March 6. —
General Ororco became the sworn
leaJer of the revolutionary forces
in Mexico today, and Emilio Vas
(jucz Gomez was« proclaimed provisional
president.
With the absence of any formidable
body of federals nearer than Torrex>n
there is little to prevent an early re
sumption of the southern movement.
This will not begin for several days,
since arms and ammunition ordered
will be awaited. In this consignment
there are three machine guns.
No direct news has been received
here from Torreon for more than a
■week, but at that time there were
"*ome 1,500 federals there and a num
ber of machine guns and cannon were
reported to be in the equipment.
It is considered not Improbable that
General Trevinu at Monterey has sent
from the east a force to strengthen
the Torreon garrison.
The forces brought from Juarez are
now in barrack/and the order of the
city is unaltered. One train was per
mitted to leave for Juarez bearing a
number of Americans. The railway
management hopes to be able to re
sume regular passengrer service soon.
Generals Follow Orozco
EL. PASO, Tex.. March 6.—A^ special
news dispatch from Chihuahua tonight
sa.vs^ tliat Pascual Orozco was pro
claim eil, generalissimo of. the rebel
forces in Chihuahua today and that' his
leadership . was acknowledged by the
other insurrecto generals—Salazar,
Campa, Hernandez and Ponce.
announcement was received en
thusiastlcally by the soldiers., who min
gl<»<s crie3 of "Vive Libertad' 1 with
"Death to Msxiero."
Orozco issued a proclamation declar
ing: that* the movement* knew no party.
that the fundamental law of 1857,
guaranteeing the fullest liberties to the
peoplo, should rule, and that a rebel
army of 5,000 men, all mounted, would
begin the campaign against the city of
Mexico next Sunday.
General Rojas, who is in command of
the garrison at Juarez, received a tele
pram from Orozco today, informing him
that train No.. 7. from Chihuahua,
ing American and other refugee?,,might
be expected at Juarez tonight.. General
Rojas was instructed to facilitate';:the
movements of the train, but to prevent
it from crossing to the. American side.
Arrival of Refugees
. At 8:80 o'clock tonight the refugees
from Chihuahua arrived at Juarez and
swarmed" by carriage, automobile and
streetcar to the American side.
There were about 120 of them, mostly,
men. Most of the latter: are not, resi
dents of Chihuahua, but had been ma
rooned there since trains .ceased run
ning. • They were Employed in mines
and other enterprises j n the state of
Chihuahua and neighboring states.
When the train loft at ? o'clock this
morning President Taft's proclamation
-warning- .Americans to leave disturbed
districts hail not boon rocpivpfl. The
city was tranquil and quiet and com
pletely under rebel domination.
Much of the plentiful supply of money
■with which the present insurrection
is equipped has come, and is still com
i?:pr. from wealthy Mexican business
men. land owners and politicians, ac
cording to tonight's arrivals.
.Money for Campaign
It is said that 1,000,000 pesos ($500,
--000) is beingr raised to carry the cam
paign to the City of Mexico. Yester
day, in the Chihuahua Foreign club, it
is stated that Don l.,uis Terrazas'vJr.
openly counted out 10.000 pesos, "which
hc.srave to Orozco, promising: at the
same time that 90,000"'pesos more would
he {riven the rebel cause next day.
Don Luis is one of the numerous son's
of the multimillionaire General Ter
rasas, who is the largest land owner in
Mexico. His, holdings are placed at
12,000,000 acres. The family controlled
the. state ■as feudal lords under ■ Presi
dent Diaz. Most of th,em are now in
this city. They fought -the Madero
revolution with all of their great re
sources to the last, and in return the
rebels never failed to appropriate- or
destroy Terrazas' property when op
portunity offered. .
The rapidly shifting fortunes of
Mexican politicians Tag illustrated to
day when" General. Rojas arrested Col
onel Refuglo Mehdoza at Juarez, charg
ingl that.he had attempted to "sell out,"
The prisoner was taken to Casas Grande
on the regular afternoon train of the
Mexico, Northwestern, : : .J ,
"ZVlendoza participated in uprising
at Chihuahua, during which ißoJas," then
a prisoner of state, and «lri*r poiltlrni
captives ,w«»r«.rel*Hßnd. He alien l»«d h
Continued ou f'ajjo 4, Columa 4
THE San Francisco CALL
Vanderbiit Jewels,
Taken From Gladys,
Located in Garage
[Special DUpatch to The Call]
LONDON. March 6.—The Lon
don Dally Mail received tonight
from its correspondent in Vienna
a dispatch to the ecect that a
daring thief succeeded in steal
ing from the residence of the
Countess Szechenyl in Budapest
jewels valued at $200,000.
The Countess Szechenyi, who
before her marriage was Miss
Gladys Vanderbiit, daughter of
the late Cornelius Vanderbiit of
New York, has a magnificent es
tate near Budapest, where she
remains a large part of the win
ter. She frequently wears a
large number of gems, many of
which are from the Vanderbiit
collection, and it is supposed
that they tempted the thief.
When the garage was searched
a bundle carefully concealed be
hind a barrel was found. It
contained jewels that were taken
to the countess, who identified
them.
WESTERN PACIFIC
PLANS EXPANSION
Wall Street Hears Rumors;
Schiacks, Jeffery and Goulds
to Visit the Coast
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
XKVT YORK, March 6.—Wall street
heard today that plans were maturing
for improvements by the Western Pa
cific.
Charles TI Po!il*rk«, first vice presi
| dent, who has been here for six works
conferring with E. T. .Teffery, the
president, will leave for the coast at
the end of the ■week. I tis probable
that he will be accompanied by Jeffery
and members of the Gould family.
It is understood that George Gould
Is anxious to visit the Pacific coast and
look over the property. His sister,
Miss Helen Gould, also may be of the
party. A stop will be made *t Denver
and B. F. Bush, the president of the
Missouri Pacific and Denver and Rso
Grande, will join in the trip.
Betterments Planned
It is the understanding here'tliat the!
'n Pacific will be provided with
funds for betterments. The extent of
lite additional financing is not known,
but it is understood to be sufficient for
immediate necessities.
The report that Miss Helen Gould will
make the trip to San Francisco has
awakened unusual interest, as it may
mark the readjustment of family finan
cial relations. If George Gould and his
sister. Helen, clioose, they could at this
time arrange for the needed loan?
through tlio personal assistance that
they could give.
Gould has several million dollars on
call in the street; Miss. Helen".Gould is
also possessed of ready money in large
amounts. V."
At the niffiVe of K. T. Jcffery it was
stated that nothing- could be given out
for publication at this time. Jeffery is
busily engaged on the financial plans
for both the Western Pacific and the
Denver and Rio Grande.
In the street it was stated that within
a few months .Jeffery would be relieved
of the, presidency of the Western fa -
cifto and that he would he succeeded by
B. V. Rush.
Bush left New York theotherday for
DfflVer, where he announced.that- $1.>.
--000,000 had been raised for the Denver
and Rio Grande."'.'He said that this
amount would .be expended in better
■ v -' ■ ".-■• ■. -.1 .•:' ■ . \- ■- ■. , >, ,r.-. _-. j - -
ment?? over the next two year?.
Shops to Be Enlarged .
These improvements will be made as
fast as is consistent wHh thorough
work. As Hoon as the ground thaws
tra' k work will begin. About $7,000.
--000 will be expended this year.
The Denver shops will be enlarged
until they are capable of makinsr any
thing from a need!e to a locomotive.
Terminals in pueblo. Sslida. Mintnrn.
Grand Junction and other towns will
he expended.
About $t.KOO.noo will be spent in the
vicinity of Soldier Summit, the back
bone of the continental divide, to re
duce the grade and make easier the
operation oHfreight trains. Consider
able double tracking will be done in the
\ ricinity of Poldier Summit. Repairs
will be made wherever necessary along
the entire system. New equipment of
the finest description will replace roll
ing stock which has become worn out.
"We shall put the road into first class
condition to meet every need and to
take care of all transcontinental traffic
before 1915," said Bush before leaving
New York.
MITCHELL WON'T GIVE
WORD HE'LL BE GOOD
WASHINGTON, ? i March »:;:. John
Mitchell, vice president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, today de
clined to give to .ludge Wright of the
supreme court of the District of Colum
bia any assurance that he expected
•hereafter to,lend ndh«renr« to,the 1 de
orerst.of > the judicial tribunals of | this
land."- To do so, he declared, would bo*
an admtfeston :,'that he hud heretofore
failed to comply with lawful
Mitchell said Ihe had rather be convicted ;
of contempt than be acquitted on any
other : ground than the facts In the
case.
SAX FRANCISCO. THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1912.
CRIMINAL SUIT
IS THREATENING
SHIPPING TRUST
Officers of Almost All Atlantic
and Pacific Companies
Implicated
U. S. Authorities Predict Big
gest Action Ever Started
by Government
[Special DUpaich to The Call]
WASHINGTON, March L. — The
department of justice is pre
paring- for a vigorous proae
rutlon of tlis shipping trust.
It will be the "biggfest criminal action"
ever undertaken by the- United Statea
government, according" to an official.
This action Is the result of federal
grand jury Indictments. The evidence,
accumulated after more than a year's
secret investigation, concerns, among:
others, some of the Transatlantic com
panies.
The names of J. Pierpont Morjran ;;nd
of officers of the Hamburg-American
Steamship line figured In the. hearing*
before the New York grand Jury.
Evidence wan produced before the
grand Juries which convinced the In
quisitors that the officers of all except
two or three of the t rana-At'antie
steamship companies and a majority <>f
the trans-Pacific steamship companies
have, by living up to the pool agree
ments, violated the anti-trust law.
The vase in Juneau, Alaska, is bring:
conducted by Assistant' Attorney Gen
eral Fowler,', through John Rustßard,
United States attorney for Juneuu. It
became known -today -that half a do/en
officers of the PacificP.- steamship com
panies were arrested several day's faßo
at the request of the.department of jus
tice. Their arrests '.'.were. made in con
nection with the -action" against the
trust.' . "' . . •-•"• "- ■•■. ' • /.""■.
The Rovernm»rit 'official,, who spoke of
the case as the.? "biggest . ever," ; said
tonight that some of the most power
ful financiers in New fork and Europe
were parties to the action.
■/•,The transcontinental railroads are in-"
volved ".because "of'the^charjfirthat;they
are parties to the agreements fur the
maintenance of pool-rates from points
In Europe to points In ; the west and
beyond the Pacific, coast. ,
The Great Northern, the .)am»« J.
Hill route, is credited wit'i being a
party to the agreement, as is also the
Hill steamship lin*» o-n of Seattle rind
the Pacific Mail Steamship company.
PASTOR'S SERMON WINS
APPOINTMENT BY TAFT
.Monterey Preacher Is Named
Chaplain in U. S. Army
[Special Ditpatcn to The Cell]
MDNTKREY, March 6. — President
Tnffs remembrance of a sermon he
heard in Mercei three years apn and
of the minister who delivered it re
sulted !n the appointment today of Rev.
James Miles Webb, formerly of Merced,
but now pastor of .< Preshyterlan
church here, as a chaplain in the United
States army. t
Rev. M . Webb was the minister
whose talk appealed "to the president.
He had Invited Taft to visit his church
when the chief executive was on his
way to the Yosemite valley, the invita
tion being accepted.
The new chaplain succeeds Rev. Jo
seph H. Sutherland, a Presbyterian
minister, who lias been if tire,] from
the service because of physical dis
ability. It is a, federal rule '.hat chap
lains must be of the patne denomination
as thHr predecessors.
QIRL'S DEATH CAUSED
BY A SPRAINED ANKLE
End Comes After Amputation of
the Foot
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
FRESNO. March 6. —A sprained ankle
received last November resulted today
in Vne death of Vera Stark, the Jg year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Stark of this city.
Tiie little girl was playing ball on
a local school ground, when she turned
her ankle. She was earr!ed to her
home and her ankle began to swell.
She never left her bed.
Tn November the ankle was lanced,
and a few days later it became neces
sary to amputate the foot.
Since th>- amputation the little girl
has suffered jrreat HETony, which Mas
only relieved by her death.
VASSAR VOTES WESTERN
GIRLS THE PRETTIEST
Two > Californians to Help Bear
Daisy Chain " \^!||f|
[Special Dispatch to The (Jail]
. POI.JGHK H. .. V.. March 6. —
At a meeting of the Vassal* college
sophomore class' today.: the president
| announced- the 'list of - girls <j chosen to
j bear the fa^nous ' daisy chain at the
class day exercises in June,
Among them are Miss Corona B.
Williams of Berkeley, Cal., and Miss
Rosalind Fleming of San Bernardino.
Cal.
' The daisy chalnVias been a feature of
the Vassnr college class day for years,
the 4 girls g selected .being the prettiest
ones of the elf***"
FISK DENIES GIRLS' CHARGES
SENATE HALTS APPOINTMENT
Dismissed Women Clerks
Accuse Postmaster
01 Persecution
Official Says They Lost Jobs
Rifling Packages of
Mail Matter
• '.Under, ructions from Postmaster,
General Hitchcock, an answer is being
, prepared by,, Postmaster Arthur, G. Fisk;
of this city to the charges recently filed
against him by Mips Mary Joesten and
Miss Mattie FitzGerald, former? post-■
office searcher clerks," who-were dis
missed from the service 'April ?,, 1911;
under charges of having violated their
trusts by removing, 'mail,matter from
the office and rifling V ; package of mail.
■ - •Action by the United States senate
upon tho recommendation of the presi
dent that Flak be Veappointed, which
was pent;- to the senatei January ;24 ; for
eon flrmation, will .not/be taken until
- the matter is thoroughly heard before
a subcommittee of the "senate commit
tee' on poStofflce affairs, which has the
case under consideration. " .'
Women to Be Heard s ;
■ Influential friends of the two young
women in.this. city are incommunica
tion with the Washington authorities,
j and word recently received from Sena
j tor .John IX Works gives' them the
assurance: that an'opport unity will he
Siven ; t.iciu ;to ; present their evidence
I fully. 'V . ■ ■_■-■:/• ': '
It was stated last night by Bngenc
Conlon. grand knight of the San I'raii
clsco council of the Knights of Colum
bus, that the; use of the name <»t" tl'Vt
urganization in connection with the
matter was wholly unwarranted.
It iiad been stated that prominent
membors of thf* order, fellow knights
with .1. .!. Joeston. a brother of one of
the young women, had petitioned Sena
tors Bourne of Washington. O'Qorman
of New York and Works of California
to Me that the accused former em
ployes of the postottii c v.-ere given a
dance to present tlieir iase, and also
had tiled a protest against the i mi
firmation of Pisk'i reappolnfinent.
Not Before Knights
"Tills matter has never been before
the Knights of Columbus of this city
in any form." said Cimlon last night,
"nor is there any way In which it
could be brought before that I><"l\
We have absolutely no interest in the
case and have no quarrel with Post
rnastei Fisk in this or any other mat
ter. We have not looked into the
merits of the case, nor «lo we purpose
doing so, as it is distinctly none of our
affairs.
" "Several members' of the order scut
aitV-legram to: certain United States
•senators, but' did so' without*. ho least
sanction of - this council. • The request
irade in the telegram'; has .since •been
withdrawn."- .- , J • ~ -
Alleges Injustice
'; Both Miss Fitzgerald 'and Miss
.1 besten still maintain , that they , were
dismissed in dishonor from the service
without' the slightest cause and only
to provide a means for Postmaster Fisk
to" meet, the charges that' were to be
made by Mis? .loesten with reference to
advances, made toward' her while alone
with ;the official in his office at: Seventh"
and Mission streets. . •
The Joesten. girl ; claims . : to be the
victim of ; persecution >at the hands of
risk, a' condition which,. slip says, fid
lowed- the .incident 'In which* she re-,
pulsed him. ■,"• _-■"'
Specifically Flak is charged In the |
affidavits .that'are: on (|le In Wasiiingj- |
ton' with ■ having invited -Miss-;Joesten"j
to" accompany him in a covered auto- I
mobile to a , French restaurant for din- i
ncr and having, upon the rejection of
his: invitation,': caught his clerk -about
the waist and, kissed her. :<- , „'
AM.EOKS IT.n'sKCUTIOX
The affidavit states.that this indignity
hiving thrown . Miss Joesten into a i
higiily nervous, state. Kisk u*ed "evqj^y I
effort to cause the girl to prdmise hot !
to mention the matter... This was in |
April, 1909/. Miss-/Joestcn j.promptly j
told Miss Fitzgerald and 1 confided the
secret to her sister' and several clergy- 1 j
s>;s.^i*., -,-.-;-;„■■■; ; '-■;'- ";";■*/;'■ "'---"-';f ,-'■ •',' f '•'-';:■': y.\
men. ;;.,' - ■;•: "■*■ \ ;;..,. „<■'-•: ;■■- ■.:t.\
' v rcm the moment* of that incident
until >I was discharged." said Miss Joes- I
' ■,-■.-. -■■-■ . '.;■•■.- ,-■-•-' ..-■--•■ ; ■■.-.■■•■■:"»f.'>.-» :"\
ten last 'night,, "Postmaster.^Fisksper-il
secuted me. .Previous to that time he
had been very nicei to me—particularly j
ni<e. As a matter of fact he gave me
the appointment as searching, -clerk
ahead of my sister,^ Bertha, even'though
she was ahead of me on the civil serv
ice list, and ha had never seen me be- ; ;
•"■'»■- ,-,■.•-> »-.^0.-»--tv I :-'-.-i>--at. 1. a«iJfc- Srios.-.-; ■•--,.•; ■'
fore. ; He; always wanted me to leave
my desk in the general office andt prom
ised me a place in his private office.
MAIIK ADVANCES, SHE SAID
"He sent for me five times and on
each occasion made these hidden ad
vance's. Once he asked me my fathers
business. "When I tol<| him that father
was an optician he said that he in
tended visiting him to; have his even
treated. y - He never •„ came. He. also
iummiinH in it t' iTnn~rnriiiT'iTiMilirajir n r in \niin.ijTt.t> li
promised to place my sister in- a posi
tion. I never knew his object until
that April day. * ,**.'*
•'After he Insulted me, Fisk sought
to get rid of me. lle^ Ibo set • abo
to secure r', the dismissal vr of i In*- Fit
Gerald, the only ono In the office I
made my confidant.
"He say* that he never knew we
X outlawed oa p asc X Column 1 ~\
7\
* ~ * f i *" —————
The ifpo young women who have filed charges in Washington against Post
master Arthur Fisi(.
‘COME, FLY WITH ME'
IS AVIATOR'S DARE
| Miss Jennie Crocker and Others
of Coronado Polo Set May h
Accept Challenge V *
■ i
L{<Speci'a/. Dispatch to The Call] .*'../■; .;.,, .
. J CORONA DO, March V «.-— W. j' B. 'A -1
! water has < issued an "open J invitation"
to.any member of the fair sex at Hotel ■
j del • Coronado to accompany him y^pn-;^a., j
flight over the "nay on the .first clear j
day. Mrs. Kmrene Murphy, Miss Eleo-- ;
! nora . Scan . and -Miss.-Jennie Crocker
are named as possible candidates.
Miss % Sears already has had some ex- ,
perience as a birdwoman. having taken j
several trial nights at Newport with
Claude Grahame White, the English j
aviator. i
Atwater will makf a flight tomorrow
if the wealher permits and will he
accompanied by Manager H. \V. Wills
of the Hotel dH Coronado, who will at
tempt to drop ;i Louriuet of flowers into
the court in L*ie center of the hotel
buil.lings.
Mrs. Auv;itor, who is the widow of
th« late Senator Tlatt, has accompa
nied her husband In several flights
over Coronado, and if the women of
the polo set desire she will go up first
to give them confidence.
Mrs. William Bowers Bourn arrived,
at. the hotel last night and was accom
panied by Miss Ethel Crocker. Mr. and
Mrs. William H. Crocker aro expected
later in the week.
Mrs. Elsie French Vanderbilt and
party arrived today in a private car
and came direct to the hotel. The
others in the party are Mr. and Mrs.
F. I* Ames, W. P. Breeden and G. G.
Amory.
joined the polo colony here last night.
Harry Slmkins of San Francisco
joined the polo coloney here last night.
RUPTURE IMMINENT,
FRANCE AND SPAfN
PARIS, March 6.—A rupture between
France and Spain is Imminent unless
Spain ihows a more conciliatory dis
position In the negotiations on the sub
ject of Morocco, according to Paris
newspapers. Premier Raymond Poin
calre today hafl a special conference
with J. Perex-«C&baHero, the Spanish
ambassador to.France, to discuss the
situation.
MESSAGE ABSOLVES
PRISONER OF ARSON
Lodging House Keeper Con»
victed, but Former Tenant
Wires "He Is Innocent"
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOS ANGKLKS. Marrh 6.—Facing a
prison sentence following his convic
tion Oil a charge of arson, Robert F.
White probably will he saved through
tho telegraphic confession of a man in
Ban Frmnciace aiffMng the dispatch "M.
Collins '
Collins also sent a letter in which he
said that he was paid to do the job. and
that White was innocent. The tele
gram reads:
: 'White is innocent, but revenge is
sweet. '
The letter and telegram were sent
December 12. but were kept secret un
til an investigation was made. Judge
McCovinick today continued the case
until March 11 instead of passing sen
tence.
Collins lodged in White's lodging
house at Long Beach. White had trouble
with him over smoking cigarettes in
! the house. Later the house was burned
. and White was arrested on the arson
; charge.
FUTURE GLOWS FOR
YOUNG VANDERBILT
Scion of Famous Family As*
sumes Hereditary Position
NEW YORK, March 6.— W. K. Van
derbilt Jr., 34 years old, was today
elected vice president of the New York
Centra] and Hudson River and the Lake
Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad
companies.
Vandarbllt for the last six years held
various positions with the lines which
his forbears developed, and since 19G9
has been assistant in an executive ca
pacity to President Brown of the New
York Central.
Last summer, while Brown was in
Europe, he assumed the full duties of
the presidency. i
It was said at the New York Central
offices today that Vanderbilt would be
elected vice president of the all the
subsidiaries of the company.
According to Wall street rumors, the
young capitalist is destined eventually
to be president of the system.
THE WEATHER
YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 54;
lowest Tuesday night, 50. ;
FORECAST FOR TODAY — Shavers,
'clearing'during ; day; moderate .south : wind,'
° changing 'to pest. :: ;
; v For Details of the Weather see Page 19 ;C-;» -"•■. :
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
STREET CAR
STOLEN BY
BANDIT
Bold Young Highwayman Holds
Up and Drives Off Oakland
.w, ' - Crew i v,,
CONDUCTOR FORCED TO
HAND OVER ALL FARES
Desperado Runs the Coach at
Breakneck Speed Into
Heart of City
ESCAPE IS MADE FROM
A MOUNTED POLICEMAN
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, March 6.—After hold
ing up the crew of a Grand ave
nne electric car shortly before
9 o'clock tonight at Perry street,
a bold young highwayman drove the
conductor, H. F. Geney, and Harry :
Solve, the motorman, from the car aTul
ran away with it. He abandoned the
stolen car in Grand avenue, near
Webster street, 10 blocks from the
scene of the robbery, and disappeared."*
There was no passengers other than
himself on the car. ,
f The highwayman* who was described
as being about 23 years old; well
dressed and J well spoken, got on the
car at Broadway, , handing Geney- a
transfer. He rode to the end "of the
line at Perry-street on the front end
with the-motorman; and -remained on
the car for; the return • trip, changing
his place to "a; seat in side of the car.
Robber Takes $17.40 r ;.
The * car^had»: just left the , switch at
Perry street when Geney entered ,to
get: the el low's > fare, *he ■•; being ; he.
only passenger. ; The man paid his
fare and Geney had rung it up y/ben
the highwayman I, pulled i a i revolver
from an overcoat" pocket and cover'""!
Genejr, telling him to' throw up his
hands and hand him all the money
he had or take the consequences.'
Geney''complied and the robber got:
$17.40 in silver.
Solve had slowed down the car, but,•
not-being armed, he did not interfere
with".- the J highwaymen.' : "When Geney;
had turned over his money to the rob
ber he covered Solve with his revolver
and told the motorman to "stop the car.
This was. done and the two carmen : .
were ordered to 'alight. He compelled
them to keep their hands raised* until
they walked to the ; sidewalk. .Then,
with a few deft turns of the controller
lever, : showing • knowledge 'of the
mechanism, he started: up -the car and .
ran it almost into the heart of the city,
stopping within a few yards of Webster
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Policeman Gives Chase
*;•-The robber ran the/stolen- car at ;i
breakneck speed and; this : attracted
Special Mounted Policeman Hitchcock,'
who ' Rave chase. "When Hitchcock
came to where the car- had stopped,
the robber had ; make Rood; his-. escape.
A few minutes later Qeney and Solve,
who',: had followed ■• after : the ; car on
foot,; arrived. and the police were noti
fied" ". the robbery.' /" ,".
The carmen were convinced that t^e
highwayman expected a confedera.tr- to
get on at Perry street, and when his
"pail" failed him decided to do the job
alone, Geney said that shortly before
he was held up ho saw the handle <>f
a revolver protruding from the man's
overcoat pocket.
■ Two other robberies within a year
on this line were committed at the
terminus of the line. The Oakland
Traction company offered a reward of
$1,000 for the capture of the robbers,
two men having worked in the other
robberies. * A Rood description of the
man was furnished and the police fa
lieve that lie was implicated in ttt*
other car robberies.
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