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VOLUME CXI I.—NO. 14.").
Impending Battle Causes For=
eigners and Many Mexicans
to Leave Vera Cruz
Cruiser Dcs Moines' Commander
Assumes Responsibility for
Safety of Refugees
Demand for Surrender of Be
leaguered City Is Sent
by Beltran
MBXICO CITY. Oct. 32 lii format ion
from giivfrnmont wiurcrH tonight warn
that federal troops lutd occupied a part
«>t Vera Crur., including the municipal
palace. It is reported that a truce haa
i»ccn signed until 6 o'clock tomorrow
VERA CRUZ. Mexico. Oct. 22. —
federal forces began their
advance on Vera Cruz at noon
The rebels under Gen
eral Felix niaz, who occupy the city,
'' tited their approach.
■al Beltran. commander of the
lerals, previously had informed the
city council that.the battle was about
He declined to allow more
removal of noncombat
ants to the neutral zone.
The boats in the harbor have on
"d more than .".000 foreign refugees
and ]0.000 Mexicans. The United States
cruiser l>cs Moines is about 500 yards
from the American consulate. The
space between is neutral, and many of'
c taken up posi
- there.
lew Americans Stay Behind
Americans remain within the
town. The foreign consuls have gone
aboard the boats. The American can- :
sui. William W. >'aiiada, has assumed I
leadership of the situation. Rain j
atened to drench the refugees and |
in an hour or two the" federals
were only seven miles from I
General Diaz said that the artillery
on the heights in the outskirts will
fre on the loyal troops. Only if his
outposts are driven back will he fight
in the city.
A demand for the surrender of the
was sent yesterday by General
ran, the commander of the federal!
ops. The letter was brought to the
rebel lines by Captain Limon, and was
• ouched in most polite terms, conclud
ing With the intimation that if the :
rebels did not surrender, duty would
oblige the federal commander to use
Diaz Defies Federals
General Diaz, replying to the note.
thanked General Beltran, and said he
was sorry the situation would com
pel him to offer a forcible def<
At the same time, he asked General i
Beltran to fix the longest possible time '
for the evacuation of the city by the '
Captain Hughes of the Dcs Moines I
Ferred with Commodore Azueta, the i
Jedoral naval commander, as to what !
would be his attitude during the fight
ing. Commodore Azueta promised not
t'> participate nor to fire in the direc
tion of the city.
lain Hughes then warned the
commodore that any breach of his
promise would be considered a hostile
toward the United States.
Wharf W to be a neutral zone
tba shelter of foreigners. The
warehouses are to be placed under
command of Captain Hughes. The Dcs
Moines is to be moved to this wharf
.i a are considered
Mary will he taken for the protec
tion of foreign Interests. Admission
to the sane will be obtainable only by
means of a card from one of the for-
I --i consulates.
The Ward line steamer s< gur&nca
rjcrxnan steamer Bteigwald also
have been placed undei- the orders of
Captain Hughes and will take foreign
■ ■ i<<nrt\.
• i • la quiet, but merchants and
eepera bolted nnd barricaded
Ihe doors last night, feeling that pil
righl !'•■ done.
revolutionaries have made prop
ria for defense of the city. The
joints in the suburbs ha\- r
provided with artillery and outposts
have been stationed still further away
to give the alarm as soon a:5 the fed
troops begin to advance.
Diaz Revolt Not General
[co CITY, Oct. ft.—Tht rebel
Bent under General Felix T>iaz is
generally regarded hero as dwindling
m strength. There has been no gen
eral conflagration, us was expected In
quarters at the start of tho re
bellion, although there- is a strong sus
tbat many government officers
mployes, as well as many army
men. are awaiting the trend of events
espouse the winning side
Thus far only minor defections have
ted from the federaj side, in-
a part Of the garrisons at
t >rra Blanca, Santa Eucrecia, Tuxpan
;>nd some towns in the states of Oaxaca
and Jalisco.
In the latter Mate a conflict is being
waged between the interim governor.
Continued on Page 2, Column tt
Two Boys Return
$63,000 Lost in
New York Street
[Special Dispatch to The CaU]
NEW YORK. Oct. 22—A
messenger boy intrusted with
securities worth $63,000 caused
consternation this morning in
the office of the \Y. C. Langlcy
company, members of the New
York Stock exchange, with
office, at 10 Wall street, by re
turning to say that he had lost
them. Fifty minutes later two
youths employed as messengers
by Wall street houses turned up
in the Langlcy offices with the
envelope containing the stocks
intact. They were handsomely
Chorus Girls Turn
Head of a Jeweler,
Who Loses Diamonds
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
PORTLAND, Oct. 22. —"When a man
gets a bunch of pretty chorus girls on
(Us brain he doesn't think about any
thing else, not even a.package of dia
monds,'' said R. H. Wade, a jeweler of
Elma. Wash. He reported to the police
the loss of seven diamonds valued at
nearly $1,000. which were lost from his
coat while in the Lyric theater last
The diamonds, four of which were
unset, and three mounted in rings,
were in a small box, which was slipped
Into tiie outside coat pocket of the
jeweler. Accompanied by a friend from
Elma, Wade started to the theater last
night shortly after 8 o'clock.
Both jiien say that tin \ krmw the
package was in Wade's pocket when
he went into the theater, but soon the
twinkling fret of the pretty show
girls made them forget tiie valuables,
and when the show was over the pack
age was gone.
Wife Recognizes Darned Patches
as Her Work
SAX DIEGO. Oct.. 22.—The purple
sock found on the body r*-eently tak-m
from the bay, where it had been
ted down, was positively identi
fied today as having belonged to E. C.
Identification was made by Mrs.
Moore by means of darned patches.
She had repaired the sock shortly be
fore Moore disappeared, and is posi
tive that she recognizes her handi
work. The police are looking for
three men who are believed to have
robbed and killed Moore.
detectives will mention no
names, but admit that one of the sup
posed murderers is a resident of San
Diego and a man of property.
Crown Prince Alexis Seriously
111 at Hunting Lodge
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 22.—The
Russian crown prince, the Grand Duke
Alexis, is seriously ill at. the Imperial
hunting lodge of Spala. in Russian
Poland, as the result ef an accident
October IS.
lie then suffered an injury to the left
Bide ot th<* groin, Which caused no
anxiety until Sunday morning, when
his temperature was It). 6. Several
court physicians are in attendance.
The grand duke is only 8 years old.
Crown Prince Alexis suffered no
pain today and slept much of the time.
His evening temperature was 103.1;
pulse 144.
Her Sister Tries to Restrain
Hysterical Desire
Impelled by a hysterical desire to
jump from a swiftly moving Devisa
dero street car yesterday morning at
the corner of Devisadero and Pine
streets, *i> year old Miss Olpa Weidell
©_ San Bruno leaped to the pavement.
brushing -Side the restraining hand of
her sister sitting beside her in the car.
Plie struck the pavement on her head
and was knocked senseless. At the
central emergency hospital, where she
was taken Immediately, it was found
that She "as suffering from a fractured
skull. She was then taken to the city
and county hospital.
Miss Weidell has been living with her
parents in San Bruno.
Portion of Structure Occupies
Property Claimed by City
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Oct. 22.—Owners of the
tall Singer building, at. Broadway and
Liberty atreet, said today that they
were not worried over the prospect of
having a piece of their building shaved
off because of the discovery that the
structure stands on property claimed
by the city. Ernest I. l'lngg. architect
who designed and erected the Singer
tower, said that the budding could be
cut down and brought within the build
ing line, but at a prohibitive cost. He
said, however, that the Finger company
owned the property .-ml had been la
possession of it for more than 20 years.
"Absolute Rest," Parting Pre*
scription of Doctors; Mrs.
Roosevelt in Charge
Danger of Infection Remains,
But Moose Chief Again Has
Eyes on Campaign
OYSTER BAY, Oct. 22.—The quiet
routine of life at Sagamore
Hill was picked up again by
Colonel Roosevelt and his fam
ily today as though it had not been
interrupted by the attempt to assassi
nate the former president.
For the first time since he was
wounded, eight days ago, Colonel
Roosevelt was unattended tonight by a
physician. There was no one in the
house except members of the family
and servants, and the colonel spoke
hopefully of being able after one day
more of rest gradually to resume his
Except for the fart that Colonel
Roosevelt was in bed this evening In
stead of at work in his library, there
was nothing to suggest that anything
out of the ordinary had happened.
Rest Essential
Four physicians were with the col
onel on his arrival at Oyster Bay from
Chicago this morning, and after they
had "dressed his wound they told him
that the one essential thing was com
plete rest. If their directions are ob
served it is believed that the former
president's complete recovery is prob
able, although it can not yet be said
that he is entirely out of danger.
Dr. Alexander I_mbert and Dr. S. i
1... Terrell, who accompanied Colonel
Roosevelt from Chicago, were joined in
Xew fork l>y Dr. Joseph A. Blake and '
1 I"-. George El Brewer. After exarain- j
I ing the patient they said that the !
wound is still wide open, spoke of the
possibility of infection and added that •■
they were unable tn say whether it \
would be possible for him to resume j
campaign work.
"I'm AH Right," Says T. R.
Co.one! Roosevelt said when his I
woand had been dressed that there was
no longer the need of constant super- !
vision of physicians, because he is "alii
The physicians were doubtful at first
whether he should be left alone, and it ;
was suggested that one of their number j
remain at Sagamore Hill. But the
Colonel insisted that it was unneces- ;
sary, and the doctors concluded that it j
would be best to accede to his wishes.
They al! went to New York this even
ing and said that they would not re
turn until tomorrow afternoon. Their J
decision was regarded by Colonel
Roosevelt's friends as an indication of j
his improved condition.
Mrs. Roosevelt in Charge
The parting Injunction of the physl- !
cians was that Colonel Roosevelt must 1
have absolute and must see no i
one today or tomorrow. Mrs. Roose- j
velt agreed with them and took hold of j
the situation "as she did In Chicago.;
Her first move was to place men at the
gate, with strict orders that no one be
admitted to the grounds. Then she saw
to it that perfect quiet was maintained
in the house, and the other members of
the family were permitted to talk with
tli p Colonel only a short time. Friends,
political workers, newspaper reporters
and photographers flocked to the foot
of Sagamore Hill during the day, but
did not succeed in passing the guards.
Tonight, after the rush was over, the
watch was withdrawn.
Some of Colonel Roosevelt's friends
were solicitous for his safety at Saga
more Hill and insisted that he be pro
tected against the possibility of an
other attack, but he would not hear
of a personal guard.
Although his physicians would make
no promise?!. ColiMtel Roosevelt was
confident that he soon would be back
in the campaign, at least to the extent
of exercising general direction. He
expressed his intention of going to
Madison Square garden, New York, to
speak on October 30.
He hopes alsc to hold a short con
ference with Senator Dixon. George
W. Perkins and a few other progress
ive leaders Th ursday.
"I'm Sorry Now," Says Schrank
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 22.—John Schrank
has arrived at the stage of being sorry
for his attempt upon the life of Colonel
Roosevelt, according to the statements
today of two prisoners at. the county
jail who are on trial in the municipal
John Frey, on trial for wife murder,
and Frank Clanton, a negro who Is
being tried for stabbing a fellow rail
road section hand, were lodged in the
same tier of cells with Schrank and
have been more or less associated with
him during the last week.
Prey has played checkers with
Schrank, and during the course of a
conversation Schrank, according to
Vrc-y. said that he was sorry he shot
Colonel Roosevelt.
"I considered it my duty at the time
I fired the bullet to rid the country
of a third termer," Srhrank is alleged
to have told Frry.
"But I am sorry now." he added.
I'rey believes Schrank to be perfect
ly sane , ,
j GIVE the workingman a living wage and he
will solve the child labor problem. lam not for
free trade, but I do want to see goods sold as cheap
ly here as abroad."—THOMAS R. MARSHALL.
Great Throngs Scorn Rain
To Cheer Approval
Of Marshall
Indiana Governor Talks at
Two Meetings of 6,000
Men and Women
In spite o_ the adverse weather con
ditions, two big audiences, aggregating
more than 6,000 men and women, turned
out last night to cheer Governor Thomas
Marshall of Indiana, democratic candi
date for vice president.
Governor Marshall spoke first in the
Globe theater in the Mission and later
in Dreamland rink. The. fact that lie
was advertised to speak in the Mission
first, coupled with the threatening
weather, resulted In delaying the filling
of Dreamland rink until after the dis
tinguished democrat liad made his ap
pearance on the platform.
Big Crowds Enthusiastic
The crowds that welcomed him were
enthusiastic but their earnestness was
even more apparent than their enthu
siasm. They heard speeches or rather
both crowds heard a speech that was
remarkable in its freedom from the
conventional clap trap of the candidate
orator and the oratorical frenzies of
the accepted type of campaign spell
True it Is' that the Indiana governor
Mrs. Thomas R. Marshall, wife of governor of Indiana, who participated
in site selection ceremonies yesterday.
employed some of the stereotyped hu
mor that has done service for many
years on the hustings, but rather to
g e t at ease with his audiences than as
a means of holding them.
The quiet mannered, gray haired man
gripped his crowds with the instant
Impression that he had a message to
convey and that he ptirposed to convey
lt in an unusual manner. His speeches
realized their expectations.
Speech Lacks Abuse
Marshall pleaded for a government .
of law and of the constitution, rather
than a government of men. He decried
the tendency of the times to exalt men
above the laws designed to protect the
humblest as well as the mightiest citi
His speech was free from vitupera
tion and abuse of either parties or men.
He drew some sarcastic comparisons
between the progressive accomplish
ments of the people of Indiana and
California, and he made several pointed
allusions to progressivism as applied
to the government of California.
"In Indiana," said Governor Marshall, j
"we have a railroad engineer on the
railroad commission, not a railroad at
torney. The offices in control of the
affairs and the administration of the j
laws affecting the health, safety and
well being of the working people are I
held by working men. The last legis- j
lature In Indiana passed more than 30 J
separate statutes for the protection of
working men, working women and
"Perhaps we have not progressed a . s '
Continued ott Page 5, Column 1 i
Governor Marshall planting flag over Indiana's site for the 1915
exposition. On left is Lee M. Olds of San Francisco, member of Indiana l
commission, and in center, President Moore of the Panama-Pacific inter
national exposition.
President Pennington of "Soo"|
Line Prefers, However, to
Remain an American
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Oct. 2 2.—That
if he chooses, some day he may in :
herit the estate and title of Lord Mun- ]
caster, master of an English estate,]
was the statement today of Edmund j
Pennington, president of the "Soo"
line. President Pennington said, how
ever, that he would not attempt to
obtain the title, but would remain an
The story became known today on re
ceipt of a dispatch stating that Lord
Muncaater was searching for the de
scendants of a branch of the 1 family
which came to America many years ago
and asking concerning Pennington's an
'I have known about this for years."
said Pennington today. "My niece has
visited the estate of Eord Muncaster
and members of my family tell me
that there is no doubt that T am the
legal heir to the title and estate. I
am not interested in investigating the
matter nor in communicating with
Eord Muncaster. 1 have received let
ters from England about the matter."
Promises to Show Little Old
New York Some Hot Times
This Winter
[spec/_/ Dispatch to The Call]
NKW YORK, Oct. 22.—Mrs. Amy
Crocker Gouraud is back from Paris,
and she says:
"The times I am going to show little
old New Tork in the next three months
are going to be—well, just wait and
Mrs. Gouraud was greatly disturbed
by the report that she has been en
gaged to M. E. Demax, a French actor.
"A canard," she cried. "It»is horrible
that such irresponsible reports are al
lowed to be spread. It is most em-
I phatically false and"unjust to M. De
j max and myself. I am a widow. I am
] not engaged to any one. M. Demax
j hasn't even asked me to marry him.
)It is outrageous."
The name of M. Demax was on the
i passenger list of the Kaiserln Auguste
"Merely a coincidence." murmured
Mra. Gouraud - when this fact war
brought to her attention. No, no, we
are not to be married. T tell you."
"Are you give any entertain
ments while you are here?" was asked.
Mrs. Gnuraud did not hesltafe to re
ply that she' would give New York
something new out of her recently ac
quired stock of Parisian ideas.
"Naturally. I am going to entertain,"
she said, with a shrug. "How could T
spend three months in New York with
out entertaining? I am not going to
tell you what surprises I shall spring
or they would be surprises' no longer.
But I shall surely have something of
deep interest for those with whom T
spent so many happy hours la*>t
! Wife of Famous Outfielder Was J
(ireat Sufferer
NEW V QRK, Oct. 22.—Mabel Hite.
actress, died of cancer at 3 o'clock
this afternoon art the home of her
mother in this city.
Since June Miss Hite, who in private
life was Mrs. Michael Donlin. wife of
the famous Pirate outfielder and actor,
had been ill and at times in great suf
Mrs. Hite was an ardent Christian
Scientist, and her daughter became
converted to the belief that prayer
would heal her.
Minister of Works Resigns
Rather Than Break Pledge
OTTAWA, Ont., Oct. 22.—Declaring
•he was unable to live up to his pre
election pledge that any new naval
policy adopted by the Borden cabinet
would be submitted to the people, for
ratification, which the government had
refused to do, F. D. Monk, minister of
public works, has resigned. Monk's !
j offer to retire was accepted today by
I the governor general. : '
YESTERDAY ~ Highest temperature, 62;
lowest Monday night, 50.
ers; moderate southwest tvind.
for Detail* of the We-ther See Ptpe 15
Ottomans Abandon Important
Positions Around Adrian- i
ople and Djumbala After . !
Severe Fighting
— : ; !
Soldiers of Porte Massacre Peas-,
ants While Invaders Oc= v !
cupy Territory, Sizing i
i Prisoners and , .ms
Turks Boast of Forcing
Bulgarians to Retire
Operation- around Adrianople
are shrouded in mystery.
Porte boasts of forcing Bul
garian- from two village- near
Klrk-Kilissch Tilth heavy loas.
Battle joined all along line from
Adrianople to Kirk-Killsaefc
and rumor say- 3,000 Bul
garian* hitp killed and 4.003
« oiinded.
Fighting contltinon at all point
along frontier* and battle l
immlsrnt between Servians and
Kekki Pa«ha« force In Kunaa
noya district.
Ifo-teuegrtns mnkr «10-r progress
torrard Scutari and bombard
ment ef Taraboacb continues.
Greece captures Lemnos, obtain
ing base for operations against
Turkish squadron in Darda
Servians fight their way torrard
Usknp and take possession of
mountain pass leading to Prish
LONDON. Oct. S3.—All divisions of
the "Montenegrin army concentrated
south of Scutari are taking part in the
attack on Tarabosch. A terrific bom
bardment, says a Podgorttxa dispatch to !
the Express, has occurred and the j
greatest battle yet fought bettrccn the
Turks and Montenegrins is in progress.
VRANYA, Servia. Oct. 22.—The Ser
vians entered Prlstina mt 4 o'clock
this afternoon nfter hard fighting.
LONDON. Oct. 23.—The Investment
of Kumanova. says a Belgrade dispatch
tit the limes, already has begun. Tbe
united Servian and Bulgarian forces
bare occupied Kotschana and Kratova.
SOFIA, Bulgaria. Oct. 22—The
Bulgarians have captured sev
eral important positions around
Adrianople and Djumbala, after
severe fighting. The Turks are re
treating from the three forts adjacent
to Adrianople.
A Bulgarian force attacked the
Turks retreating from Djumbala.
which is due south of Sofia, on the
Struma river. Many Turks were
killed, hundreds were taken prisoners
and three gatling guns were captured
The Turks were caught between the
Bulgarian troops and a band of Buf- '
garian irregular;, and were unable to
escape because of the irregulars dyna
miting a bridge between Djumbala
and Novrokop.
The council of ministers has
directed the Agricultural bank to take
needful measures to prevent an in
crease in the price of bread by pur
chasing wheat and selling it to the
bakers at cost.
Throughout the day a Turki-h
United Properties 5s
We hare an inquiry from a client w_o de
sires to secure the aborp amount of flrat
mortgage bonds In an exchange, and invite
offerings of lots of $25,000 or more.
714 Market St., Op*. Call Blda-
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