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Might, 4e. For details of the Weather see pes:* , tr». THE BIG SMOKESTACK EDITION of The Call Issued Sunday can be mailed to any part of the United States FOR 7 CENTS POSTAGE For foreign countries 13c is required. VOLUME CXIIL—NO. 89. GOULD RAILROAD WILL SOON HAVE TERMINAL ON BAY Traffic Agreement With the Northern Electric Gives Western Pacific Access to Deep Water at Vallejo by Short Route — Contract With Pacific Navigation Co. Has Fallen Through FEEDERS CAN REACH TWO RICH VALLEYS ' Southern Pacific Officials Are Still Reticent on Unscram bling Matter, Awaiting Action of Court — Trans fer of the Portland and San Francisco Steamship Company Consummated Wielding of the "big stick" over the head of the Gould roads did not prevent, as has been generally under stood, so far as the public Is con cerned, the formation of a traffic agree ment between the Northern Electric Railroad company and the Western Pa cific Railway company. Within a comparatively short time, throngh Its recently acquired connec tions with the Vallejo and Northern Rlectrlc, the Western Pacific will soon hare another terminal on San Francisco bay at Vallejo, that will at least give it access to deep water by a greatly shortened route, and the two lines will be able to form an offset that even the Benicia Short can not very suc cessfully overcome. The recent hearing before the rail road commissioners that checked the so called Harriman "unscrambling" brought to light some important facts I regarding the Northern Electric and Its intentions that probably otherwise o'jld have gone unnoticed. -AN PEDRO BOTTLED IP The fact was elicited yesterday, 'n ■ition to development of the North- j Electric scheme for betterment,] t the proposed contract between the ■•iflc Navigation company, operating the steamers Yale and Harvard, had lerh because it was lmpos ir any line to operate In compe tition at the San Pedro terminals *n opposition to the Southern Pacific com pany, which, through its allies, the P&cifte Electric and the San Pedro and Halt Lake railroad, lias practically "bot tled up" the port of L,os Angeles. The Pacific Navigation company has a contract with the San Pedro and Salt or Clark line, for the handling of passengers between the port of Los Angeles and the city of Los Angeles, .27 miles distant. TRAFFIC AGREEMENT MADE The Northern Electric has entered into a traffic agreement, at the instiga tion of the raiiroad commissioners, with the Western Pacific. The North ern Electric taps a great hay pro ducing region and had to get its freight to the San Francisco market. As the matter stands, strengthened by the view of the railroad commission regarding the use of terminals and of the Benicia cut off, the Western Fa ciflc. through an agreement that it has with the Northern Electric, and the later railroad through the control it has acquired of the Vallejo and North ern, will within one year have an entirely Independent deep water ter minal in San Francisco bay, in ad ..dition to the one it already has at the Oakland estuary entrance. The Vallejo and Northern will have a Vallejo frontage sufficient for all its purposes and will give the Western Pacific railroad not only a harbor ter minal on a fair and equal basis with it, but will provide feeders that will tap both the San Joaquin and Sacra mento valleys. COUTHERN PACIFIC O OFFICIALS QUIET The Southern Pacific railroad officials are not giving any information to the public regarding the probable rescram bling- of the Central, Union and South ern Pacific railroads as result of the ■ decision of the state railroad commission. officials in New York yesterday informed the local officers hey would await the action of the (Jolted States circuit court in St. Louis and make no move until that decision shall have been recorded. The transfer of the local offices of the Portland and San Francisco Steam i> company from this city to Port d wag consummated, so far as ar rangements are concerned, yesterday afternoon. J. P. O'Brien, vice pres ident and General Manager of the Oregon and Washington Railway and Navigation company, is at the Palace hotel and has had charge of the trans fer. G. X Blair, general manager of the i ompany, will succeed R. P. Schwerin. The transfer will not in any way effect the volume at businas* in this port. "The People's Newspaper" REVOLUTIONS ARE MENACING HUERTA Zapata With His Guerilla Force Is Within Thirty Miles of Capital FIRST AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN MEXICO CITY ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, AT START OF THE REVOLUTION. The remarkable scene in front of the palace in Mexico City, at 4 o'clock on Sunday, February 9 (upper picture). Under the canopy in the center, indicated by an arrow, is President Madero making a desperate effort to talk to the people, who are not paying much attention to him. Mounted police can be seen pleading with the crowd to disperse, as word had just been received that Generals Reyes and Diaz are about to commence the mutiny. Shortly after this picture was taken the battle began, hundreds in the Zocola (the square) were shot down and a frightful stampede followed. Below are shown the Tlalpan cadets, who started the revolution. The picture shows the cadets following General Diaz and General Reyes, who demanded the surrender of the troops guarding the palace. It was during this fight that General Reyes was killed and many of the cadets killed and wounded by the fire of the federal troops from the palace. VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS SAVE TOWN OF JACKSON Business Section Is Partly Destroyed and Several Have Narrow Escapes With Lives (Special Dispatch to The C«I1) JACKSON. Feb. 26.—The business district of Jackson was menaced by fire this morning. The blaze origi nated in the building owned by Mrs. C. C. Ginocchio and spread rapidly. One large building was destroyed and several others damaged. Mr. and Mrs. David Robinson, their two children and Mrs. Eva Froelich and her young son narrowly escaped from the building in which they had their home. # They had barely reached the street when the floor fell Into the burning store below. bosses ar?: Mrs. C. C. Ginocchio, building, $2,000; George Dorman, dry goods, $1,200; • Mrs. Louis Tellier, building, $1,800; I Robinson & Froelich, restaurant, $1,800; I Marucci & Balluonini, saloon, $200; Mace Estate company, building, $75; Dr. Blake Franklin, office fixtures, $250; J. B. Palmer, photograph supplies, $150; Dr. S. W. Schattich, dental office fixtures, $50. Efficient work of the volunteer fire men saved the business district from total destruction. The cause of the fire has not been determined. STORM IN SOUTHLAND IS WORTH $20,000,000 Secretary of Low Angelen Chamber of Commerce Saym Nature Has Paid for Recent Frosts (Rpoclal Dlspntdi to The Call) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26.—"This rain will give southern California at least $20,000,000 worth of benefit to crops. In this manner nature is squaring ac counts with the citrus rancher, restor ing the loss she took in the recent col<i wave. Splendid will be crops' yield this season." This was the comment of Frank Wig gins, secretary of the Chamber of Com merce, aftar he had talked with ranch ers from all over the southern section. The heavy fall of rain ceased early last night, but began again this after noon. 1 r.s forecast Is for showers, to morrow. The precipitation was 7.14 inches. WHITE CAT CAUSES DEATH Sudden Appearance Frightens Pioneer, Who Falls Down Ladder (Special Disjixtfb to The Cell) REDWOOD CITY. Feb. 26.—Fright ened by the sudden appearance of a white cat in a dimly lighted hay loft, John Hansen, aged 71, a pioneer resi dent of San Mateo county, fell 12 feet to the foot of a ladder at noon today ; and sustained injuries from which he died six hours later. M - -* . THE CALL SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1913.—PiGES 1 TO 10. BOY AVIATOR IN IMMINENT PERIL High Altitude Freezes Pump, Engine Stops and Chico Lad Has to Volplane to Earlh\ (Special Dispatch to The Call) CHICO, Feb. 26.—Thaddeus Kerns, Chico'.s boy aviator, faced death while in midair near Nelson. His engine stopped, the aeroplane sailing ahead by its own momentum. Kerns was 1,200 feet in the air. Slowly he turned his machine downward and then com menced a long, circular glide to the earth, known as volplaning. It took him fully six minutes to land. Inves tigation showed that the high alti tude had frozen the pump. The cas ing of the pump had cracked and all the water necessary to keep the en gine cool had escaped. J. P. MORGAN'S CONDITION IS AGAIN ALARMING Sudden Rlne in Temperature of Mag nate Puzzles His Physicians; Specialist Arrives CAIRO, Feb. 26.—While no fears for the life of the banker are yet enter tained here, the sudden rise in the temperature of J. P. Morgan after he had been feeling well for a couple of previous days is puzzling and alarm ing hi« physicians. Morgan's appearance is greatly changed. As he appeared on the ve randa of Sherphard's hotel today those who saw him a month ago in Naples would not recognize him. Professor Bastianelli, the specialist whom Mr. Morgan summoned from Rome, is now here and has made his first examination of his patient. Doctor Bastianelli will not attempt to make a diagnosis until he has ■tudied the history of the case, has learned every fact about Morgan's at attack when he was up the Nile and observed, him for several days. MILITARY AIRMAN KILLED Lieutenant In German Army Injured In Fatal Fall MUEL.HAUSEN. Germany, Feb. 26.— A German military aviator, Sergeant Helfersnlder, was killed and his com panion, Lieutenant Linke, seriously in jured here today. Their aeroplane fell while they were flying around the mil itary aerodrome, ~j- FRANK A. LEACH TO LEAVE MINT IN NEAR FUTURE Superintendent Will Resign Office After Annual Set tlement of His Accounts With Government Frank A. Leach, superintendent of the San Francisco mint, has made known his Intention of resigning from his position Immediately after the an nual settlement of his accounts is com pleted about May 1. It is expected that the change in the administration accompanying the in auguration of President elect Woodrow Wilson will render Mr. Leach's resig nation unnecessary through the ap pointment of another to the position. In case the reappolntment is not made by the time of the completion of the annual settlement the present su perintendent will serve his notice. It is with the understanding that he should serve only until the annual ac counting was made that Mr. Leach ac cepted the appointment to succeed the late Judge Edward Sweeney last Au gust. Regarding his resignation, Mr. Leach said yesterday: "It was generally understood when I was appointed last August that I should fill the position until the completion of the annual settlement at the mint, when the moneys and bullion are accounted. I did not intend to keep the position any longer, "whether or no the change in the administration would affect the office. I expect that a new appointment will be made over my head with the change in the government." Previous to 1907 Mr. Leach had filled the position for a number of years, and in that year was appointed director of mints of the United States. From that office he resigned after two years' serv ice to become president of the People's Water company of Oakland. In the fall of 1911 he tendered his resignation as head of the water company, desiring to retire from business, and last August accepted the appointment as superin tendent of the mint again by President lTaft - .aat ! i -• t* "An Independent Newspaper* 1 PEARL NECKLACE FOUND ON CHILD Girl 5 Years Old Was Wearing $15,000 Rope Taken From Rubbish by Her Father (Special Dispatch to the Call) CHICAGO. Feb. 26.— .A $15,000 pearl necklace which disappeared myster iously from the berth In a Pullman car occupied by Mrs. A. A. Sprague 11, and presented to her by the late Marshall Field, has been restored to its owner. A 5 year old girl, daughter of a night watchman, was wearing it. The rope of pearls was given the child by her father, who was unaware of its value. Hβ found the pearls In a pile of rubbish containing sweepings from the Pullman cars. AGED BRIDE DIES FIVE DAYS AFTER WEDDING Groom of 85 Will Now Inherit Kvtate of (100,000 Left by Wife of 105 (Special Dispatch to Th* Cell) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26.—1n the room where she was married last Friday, Mrs. Marsellina Lugo-Leon lies dead at the age of 105. Mrs. Leon was born on the lot where she died. Two months ago her rel* tivee, fearing that Leon would gain possession of her property, valued at $100,000, obtained a court order declar ing her Incompetent. The order was vacated Friday morn ing and Leon and Mrs. Lugo were mar ried on the same day. Leon will inherit his wife's entire fortune. . r- COLD STOPS BALKAN WAR Snowstorms Frequent and Roads In Deplorable Condition. LONDON, Feb. 26.—The operations of the five armies engaged in the Bal kan war have been brought practically to a standstill by the wintry weather. Snowstorms are frequent and the roads are in a deplorable state. HEARS SOCIALISTS; JAILED ■ German , ? Army Officer Imprisoned for Attending Anti-war Meeting (Special Cable to The Call) KARLSRUHE, Germany, Feb. 26.— A military court today sentenced an officer of the infantry to four weeks' imprisonment r- for | attending a* social- 1 istic meeting' protesting against war. TVEITTIER FORECAST! Fe!r,»!»e#oinliUE cloudy at wight: moderate we«t wtnw. Boost in Every Copy If You. haven't done so already, send a copy of tlje big annual edition of The Call —the Edition—to your fnsntfs back East. It is good California publicity. ROCKING CHAIR EXPLORER TO HOP ON ARCTIC FLOES Unable to Read Thermome ter, in Yacht That Can't Look Berg in Face, Borden Will Go TMspatch to The Cam CHICAGO, Feb. 26—John Borden, who has just returned from Bermuda, announced today that he would make a dash for the Arctic regions in June. In outlining- his plans in his office, he seized an atlas, and, placing an index fing-er on Bering strait, said: "I'm off for that point in June. Don't gret the idea, though, that 1 am intend ing to out Peary Peary. I don't even expect to out Cook Cook. There will be no scientific Importance attached to my polar venture. I might even say it is purely unscientific. If we take a thermometer with us it will be merely out of idle curiosity. I don't believe I could read one correctly. We haven't any designs on floor space in the Smithsonian Institution, either. "It seems frivolous to say It, but we are just going up there to have some fun. We start in June when the ice pack withdraws from the strait. We shall sail from Seattle in an ordi nary yacht that couldn't look an ice berg in the face. We are going to hunt our way up the Alaskan coast and pot everything we see, everything moving, except the natives. "August will see us &tart back for Seattle ag-aln. Three months in that region should be ample. By that time we will have shot about everything in sight." Borden will be accompanied by a number of Chicagoans. Count de Soriano, a Spanish nobleman, will be included in the party. EIGHTEEN FOUND GUILTY Parisian Automobile Band I(n Will Now Go to Guillotine PARIS, Feb. 26.—A1l but four of the 22 prisoners who have been on trial as the alleged automobile bandits who terrorized Paris and its environs in 1911-12 were found guilty by a Jury in the assize court early today. The 'exceptions were Rodriguez and three women. SHAKE IN NEW ZEALAND Property Destroyed In Wellington, bat No Loan of Life WELLINGTON, N. Z., Feb. 26.—Ter rorizing the people of this city by its j damaging effect, an earthquake today resulted in considerable destruction of property, but in no loss of life. DIES PLAYING CHECKERS •SAN QUENTIN , , Feb. 26.—James Mc- Nair, a negro prisoner serving , four years for burglary in the state prison, dropped dead from heaat failure this afternoon while engaged in a game of checkers with a fellow convict," PRICE FIVE CENTS. OUTLAW BANDS DEFYING ARMY ROB AND KILL COUNTRY FOLK While Mexico City and Sev eral Rebel Leaders in North and South, Includ ing General Orozco, Ac cept the < New Govern ment, Outbreaks Are Daily Occurring, and Political Intriguers Add Fuel to the Flames by Plots Against the Provisional President ANOTHER MADERO REPORTED KILLED Region Above Monterey 13 in Complete Control of In surgents, Commanded by Carranza, Deposed Gov ernor of State of Coahuila —Minister of Finance Will Ask Congress for $100,000,000 to Pacify and Rehabilitate the Republic MEXICO CITY. Feb. 26.—Keen satis faction was displayed at the palace to night over late reports which Indicated the early disappearance of revolution disturbances in the north and In por-4 tions of the south. It Is not expected that the Zapatista problem will be* solved immediately, but several minor chiefs have an nounced their willingness to serve the new government. Government officials realized the probability of a difficult campaign in the south, but President Huerta, who commanded the federals In the cam paign* which most nearly resulted in the e-.idlnsr of the Zapatista trouble, and wa» checked only by Madero'a be nevolent interference, believes he knows the situation sufficiently well to end the trouble. ZAP AT A TAKES FOI'R TOWN* The Zapatistas have added to the list of towns they alr«a4y occupied—• Amecameca, on the Inter-Oceanic rail way, 30 miles southeast of Mexico City, and three others of minor importance. Raiding continues with the usual atrocities, but troops are In pursuit of the murderous bands, for whom little rest is promised. The revolution In the state of Gufr rero appears likely of early settlement since Jesus H. Balerado, the oldest and most persistent rebel leader under An drew Almazan and Julio Radilla, prom ises allegiance. According , to government advices, Venustiano Carranza, former governor of Coahuila, is making little headway In the .tew revolution inaugurated by him, with Saltillo Its base. RAOUL MADEBO REPORTED KILLED To the report that Emilio Madero was killed i 3 added a rumor that hie brother Raoul has met the same fat» in Torreon. Both these young men were actively allied with Carranaa, and, if true, their taking off doubtless will have a de terrent effect on rebel activity in that district. Carranza still holds the region about Monterey, but General Trevlno, the federal commander, who is in Mon terey, Is eald to have dispatched troop* in the direction of Saltillo. The government believes there will be little difficulty In regaining th* rebel territory. That region to th# north of Monterey, Including Laredo, now held by the rebels, the govern ment asserts, troon will be added to the loyal districts. OROZCO ACCEPTS HUERTA General Orozco has sent a telegram to General Felix Diaz protesting hie allegiance to the new government. He places all his men at the disposal of General Diaz, either to muster out or to Incorporate In the federal forces. Colonel Pascual Orozco Sγ., who wai allied with that movement, Is known to have been for a long time under the domination of Pascual Orozco, Jr., EITHER STRAIGHT HIGH BALL OR WITH BOOR D'S DRY GIN MAKING A BALLOR MARTINI » CHARLES MEINECKE & CO.