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Hishfsl Temperature Yesterday, 64. Lowe>t Tuesday
N'iarht, For details of llio Weather See Page 10.
LEADS THEM ALL
The Call's gain in advertising from
January 1 to date is greater than that of
any other • San . Francisco newspaper.
VOLUME: 114.—X0. 47.
CHIEF RETURNS
BOOKS OF CLUB
TO GAMBLERS
Whereupon District Attor
ney Orders Police Head to
Recover Forthwith Evi
dence* He Surrendered Be
fore Prosecutor Had Ex
amined It—Other Exhibits
Are Removed From the
'• Department for Safety
FICKERT PROMISES
EFFECTIVE ACTION
Three Hundred Defendants,
Arraigned at Same Time,
Demand Individual Trials
by Juries —Maneuver if
Carried Out May Require
Months—Attorney Squab
bles With White Over
the Other Clubs Involved
Chief White's "Because"!
Q„err—Why did Chler of Po
ller V\ bite yesterday surrender to
Dave *rcylle the books of tb*
MpcOdti clnli. a sniiiltlinc insti
tution that he almaelf batr
ordered closed?
\ nsn er—fteeanse \ rjiylle asked
for them.
district attorney's office, were returned
yesterday by Chief White before the
district attorney had had an oppor
tunity to examine them. White was
asked yesterday afternoon why he had
let them go out of his possession, and
he ; naively replied:
"Because Argylle asked for them.
They had been, lying around here for
-c action, he ordered hint to get
the books back at once. Cotton also
im mediately took away from the chief
tlie books of all the other clubs and
locked them up in his own office, where
is no danger of their being re
• 1 urned to the: proprietors of the gam
bling clubs before they can be ex
amined by Cue district attorney's staff.
V.- .< ruination of the books of some
of the other clubs discloses the fact
that police Officer Julius Hiatt, besides
1 ' ing a member of the Waldorf gam
hlirig. club, has his name on the mem
bershfp roll of the Tahoe club. Whether
or not it appears on the rolls of any
other clubs has not yet been ascer-
Mti M BP P. \ l POI.ICKMW
ha -r been preferred-, by Chief White
ag! Inst Officer Hiatt. But it is not
improbab'e that, the district attorney
i ay summon' Hiatt as a witness against
\ ou«* k»• p. rv. arrested in A* big raid |
ia»t patitroaj nignt, came up before
Ond were granted separate jury trials
for each of the; defendants. If these
nod it seems hardly probable that it
will be possible to obtain juries for
Tne first casa to be tried is that of
John Barneburg, president of the
Waldorf club, the place where Michael
Atchity lost all his money and jewelry
and. made his sick wife and 2 year old
daughter* destitute. This case is set
M:w CHAR4SBS FILF.D
Assistant District Attorney Ferrari
explained that the defendants had
: to a substitution of charges of
conducting v gambhrrg game and of
visiting t gambling place for the
• a R••*!.< ;. .--.arges. Attorney s for the
defense corroborated this statement
of th° defense to enter pleas
wou 1 however, be willing to •. agree
Wfti ; i district aU«»ey for the trial
of one case first, Jc others to be
placed on the list and the de
fendants not required to come into
rourt until their own cases were called
for trial. Tlie other attorneys backed
POLICE VHVIHK
Prank Hennessey objected strenuous
ly to the court allowing Chief of Police
Judge Deasy. however, refused to
| (tea fo Hennessey's demand that
.Sheriff Egg-cis be direc ted to choose the
venireman, savins: that he was s-tire
Continued un Page 2, Column 2
GUILTY OF MURDER,
JURY ACQUITS HIM
Mother Needs Son,
Saps Foreman: Defendant
Pronuscs He'll be Good
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. July 16. —A'jury
lin the criminal court here today ac
: quitted Willi-im T. McNeil, charged
with second degree murder, although
all thf 12 baas/ according to the fore
man, were "vatisflad of the prisoner's
| guilt." McNeil was charged with

i shooting Lee Self to death in a quarrel
1 When the jury came in and an
i nounced to Judge Latshaw that a ver
i die t had been reached Foreman Arthur
Brown asked permission to speak to
"M'Nei!," Brown sad, "we are all
satisfied you are guilty, but we are
' gclng to give you another chance. We
want you to go home and mak» a man
of yourself. Tour mother is
uld and needs you. You are to cut out
can parties. Don't you think you can
make a men of yourself?''
"Yes, sir," McNeil said, weakly.
When the verdict of acquittal was
hanrled to the court McXe'.l's gray
haired mother wept.
ROOSEVELT IN MIDAIR
TARGET OF LIGHTNING
< olonel. Like Ai«x. Defies Thunderbolts I
—He Is Drenched In Cage
■ ; < .... i
Above Canyon
GRAND CANYON. Ariz . July 16. —A I
terrific electric storm aeaailed the party
with Colonel Theodore Rooaevelt In
rtright Angel canyon on the route to'
the bad lands hunting grounds y ester- j
11 was the worst storm in that .region
in y°ar?. according to Buffalo Jones,
one, of the Roosevelt gu'de9. but the
party weathered it In fine shape.
The storm struck the party while it
[was crossing the Colorado river in ' a
cage suspended from a cable 800 feet 1
| above the river. Thunder and lightning
I played about the cage and the colonel,
[ his tWp sons, Archie and Quentln, were
drenched, but suffered' no other mis- |
haps. , • j
1 • 1 — :
CHAMPION CONGRESSMAN
CAN'T PRONOUNCE NAME
\\ Inner uf Spelling B<*,. is Mniupctl ;
By Aliihnbetle Hltil 111*
Brother Produce*
WASHINGTON, July 16.— Represen- i
talve Wills of Olio, who recently car-;
rled off the palm at a national press |
club spelling bee. was "stumped" today.
He received from his brother, who had
heard of his othographic prowess, a
business card on which was engraved
"James J. Pahpatlieodorokoumniount
ourgecotopoulos."
In a letter aerompj ing the card]
Representative Wills' brother de
manded that he justify his reputation
by either spelling or pronouncing the
natne. *, s>
HEIRS OF JAMES FAIR -
SUE SPRING VALLEY CO.
Mr*. Virginia P. \ nnderhllt and Mrs.
Theresa Oelrlehs Want Hesilly
Title Quieted
Mis. Virginia Fair Vanderbilt and
Mis. Theresa Oelrichs are plaintiffs
an action against the Spring Valley
water company brought for the pur
pose of having the Surterior court set
aside a judgment decreeing that
property in the- Holly Park tract be
longs to the water corporation.
Plaintiffs aver the property was left
them by their father, the late James
G. Fair and they were not notified that
the Spring Valley had sued to quiet
title under the McEnerney act.
The property consists of a half block
FRAUD CHARGE FAILS
AGAINST FORMER BOSS
! George B. Cox of Cincinnati In Dis
missed l'rora Trial for Mis
using Funds
CINCINNATI. O. July 16.—Judge
| Caldwell in the common pleas court
! today, on the motion of the defense. I
i dismissed the case against George B. !
Cox, the former political leader and
I financier. Cox was on trial on the
(charge of misapplying $115,000 of the
j funds of the Cincinnati Trust company.
The trial had been in progress three
j The Kcneral grounds assigned by
j Judge Caldwell in his decision were
that there was no evidence that Cox
j intended to injure or defraud the bank.
MRS. SMITH'S BODY FOUND
! < f orp»e of Woman Lost With Husband j
In Mount M. Helens Blizzard, Pound j
PORTLAND, July IS. —Word was re- t
i ceived I era late tonight that the body j
!of Mrs. Clinton B. Smith of Portland,
j who with her husband became lost in a >
j blizzard on Mount St. Helens 10 days!
ago, had been found near the spot
where her husband's body had been '
| found two days ago. Both had fallen
over a precipice. * j
TWO DYING AFTER ROW
j Woman < nf> (ashler find till DrUler j
I alallj Wounded
HAKi:iiSl-"IEIil>. July 16.—Mrs. R. G*
Morrison, a cafe cashier, is dead and I
I David Thomas, ah oil driller, is dying j
■as a result of n shooting today in a
I rooming house here • 1
THE San Francisco CALL
"The People's Newspaper"
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY,. JULY 17, 1913—PAGES 1 TO 8.
WOMEN CAMP IN
"BEACH" CAR TO
REFORM U.R.R.
Mary Sullivan and Kate Cap
.pler of Oceanside Club
Stick Four Hours in
Seats and Carry Point
CONVINCE COMPANY
O-C-E-A-N IS "OCEAN"
Threats Fail to Move Twain
Who Hold Out Until
Railroad Gives In
That familisr local Institution
known as the I'nited Railroads was
taught extraordinary lessons in spell
ing:, direction and street railroad man
agement on Tuesday night by two
members of the famously persistent
Oceanside Women's club, Mrs. Mary
Sullivati of 1547 Forty-eighth avenue,
and Mrs. Kate Cappler of 1318 Forty
eighth avenue, respectively president
and treasurer of the organization.
These two redoubtable women taught
the United Railroads that passengers
on cars labeled "Beach" can not be
thrown off at Nineteenth avenue and
Lincoln way.
To make the lesson salutary and ef
fective. Mre. SulHVan nnd Mrs. Cappler
refused to be put off a car which the
conductor decided to turn back half
way to its destination, suffered them
selves to be taken hack from Nine
teenth avenue and Lincoln way to the
carbarns at Oak and Rroderiek streets,
stay ed by the car in spite of the threat
of Superintendent Jones to have a po
liceman take them off. and finally, after
four hours of resistance by the United
Railroads. carried their point and
forced the street railroad corporation
to trot the "car out of the barn and
make a special trip tot the ocean beach
simply to fulfill tlie implied contract
made with these two women passen
gers that when ' they boarded a car
marked "Beach" they would be deliv
ered at «lhe beach without a transfer.
I)I>TIXtTIOV MARK IG\OBED
From the earliest days of the I'nited
TtaTfroarfs it Hms ignored the deftina
tion mark on tlie car and has turned
off passengers wherever its whim has
dictated. Its special place for throwing
off its patrons lias been at the corner
of Nineteenth avenue and Lincoln way.
Mrs. Cappler and Mrs. Sullivan, as
members of the persistent Oceanside
Women's club, thought that the prac
tice had continued long enough and on
Tuesday night they gave the United
Railroads its lesson, even though it
took four hours for the railroad com
pany to master the text.
The company has either thought that
B-E-A-C-H spelled "Nineteenth avenue
and Lincoln way" or believed that the
destlpatipn signs on the front of its
cars merely were there to fill up an
otherwise blank space or, to furnish
reading matter for pedestrians.
I !>><>% PROBABLY I.EARNHD
Now. it is believed, that the company
knows th«t B-E-A-C-H spells "Beach"
and* that destination signs have a plain
and not an esoteric meaning.
The company was taught by the same
club that started the Judge Weller re
call movement. •
Tuesday afternoon before 6 o'clock'
Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs. Cappler boarded
» beach car at O'Farrell and Larkin
streets after they had let a number of
other O'Farrell street cars marked
"Nineteenth avenue" pass.
At Nineteenth avenue and Lincoln
way the conductor passed through the
car and informed the 15 or more pas
sengers who were hound for streets
beyond Nineteenth avenue that they
must change cars.
The generous conductor. No. 160". of
fered to all who would
change.
TWO STAY T> STOATS
Mrs. Cappler and Mrs. Sullivan did
not move from their seats; the others
dutifully got off.
"This car goes back to the car barns."
announced the conductor; "you must
get off here.'*
"The sign says that this car goes
to the beach, and we intend to say
on." said Mrs. Cappler.
"Tot must get off," said the con
ductor.
"We will stay on.'' said Mrs. Sullivan.
The conductor busied himself with
switching the car back on the east
bound track.
The women stayed on.
"If you stay on you'll have to pay
another fare," said the thrifty con
ductor.
HKFlfs AI. DEFIANT
"No, we will not," replied the presi
dent and secretary of the Oceanside
Women's club.
The cor went back and was shunted
into the car barns.
"Now. here are your transfers: get off
and take a. beach car." insisted the
conductor.
"We got on this car to go to the
beach and we pre going to tbe beach
on this car." explained the women in
words of one syllable, so that the Unit
ed Railroads would understand.
The conductor brought out the barn
boss. Me tried to snow the women
that they were only In the way on the
caft The women would not budge.
After about two hours of intermittent
Continued on r«gc 2, Column 3
REPLY MADE TO
JAPAN'S NOTES;
TEXT WITHHELD
Statement of American Stand
Expected to Conclude Ne
gotiations, for Present
at Least
JUDICIAL TEST OF
LAND LAW LIKELY
Washington Looks to Nip
ponese Government to
Take Initiative
WASHINGTON, July The Amer
ican reply to the last two Japanese
notes on the California arrti-alien land
law was delivered today by Secretary
Bryan to Ambassador Ohinda, who at
once cabled it to Tokyo.
Aa in the case of the preceding
notes, the contents of the latest one
were withheld from publication.
There is some expectation in offi
cial circles that the delivery of this '
last note will conclude the negotia
tions on this subject between the two ■
countries for the present at least, if j
not altogether.
It is declared that the American re
ply to the various points of objection j
to tlie California legislation has been I
made so complete as to remove most
Of them from the field of discussion.
Even in cases where the Japanese ;
contentions have not been manifestly j
completely negative, tlie expert diplo
matists are said so to have framed
their responses as to reduce the points ,
to clear issues, which probably can be >
adjusted only on the baßis 'of Judicial j
decisions. i
The result has heel reached through*|
the exchange of five) notes, the nego- i
tiations beginning Mj y S last with the !
original protest by japan against the I
projected alien land Owning act by the j
California legislature. This elicited a 5
reply from Secretary Bryan on May
19. or as soon as he had been advised
of the actual signature of the Webb
act by Governor Johnson.
On June 4 the Japanese government j
filed its rejoinder a# %xis i
was supplemented by* an elaborate ex
pansion of the arguments.
Unless tlie Japanese foreign office
concludes that there is something in j
the American note delivered today re- j
quiring immediate attention and reply, |
probably there will be no further dip- !
lomatie exchange for at least another
month. At the expiration of that time
the Webb alien land owning act will 1
become effective, and the way will be !
opened for a judicial test of its consti
tutionality.
The state department is looking to
the Japanese government to take the
initiative.
WROTE DIARY OF
DEATH AS HIS
COMPANION DIED
Aged Woman and Young
Man in Suicide Pact
Leave Record of
Last Hours
! PAN JOS Ei July 16.—After feeding
i Mrs. Olive J. Smith. S6 years old, mor
phine during a period of 72 hours and
writing down the story of her lingering
death. Stephen Mastlek. a tuberculosis
Invalid, threw himself into a shallow
lake at Monterey - yesterday.
This morning the body of the woman
was found, and tonight searchers found
Mastick's corpse in the lake.
Letters signed by the pair said that,
they had arranged a .suicide pact, and
told of a celebration of their intentions
they held in Monterey Friday, when
they had ice cream, pie and milk.
The woman has been supporting Maf
fick a Jl2 monthly pension since his
mother, a resident of Lakeview, Wash.,
withdrew support several months ago.
Mastlek was 29 > ears old.
RICHES WAIT FOR HUNTER
>Lan Dies Leaving Fortune While Son
Is Absent
(Special Dfaparrf) to The Call)
RED BLUFF. July 3 —«T. Reichcrt
returned here today after a six months'
hunting trip to find that during his
absence he had fallen heir to an estate
valued at $5(4.000. The money *ras left
b> his father, who died three or four
months ago. Ueichert could not'be lo
cated at the time.
ACCUSED OF "BUYING" GIRL
' •
Mother Said to Have Kecrivrd *KO for
|<t Unr old DaiiKlitrr
MILW.M'KKK. Wis., .luly 16.._ Ac-;
cosed of buying pretty Anna Gorosozo,
IS year* old. from Iter, mother for ST.O
and then shipping her to Phillips-burg,
N. j., Henry Hereog, 84 yeara old, and
Paul Boy, 2S years old. were arrested
today, charged with contributing to tiie
uellmiuency of a minor, j
"An Independent Newspaper"
Magnate Takes Bride
Weds Uncle's Widow
Mrs. Arabella Huntington (upper picture), widow of
Collis P. Huntington, the railroad multimillionaire, and Hemp
E. Huntington, his nephew, who were married pesterdap in
Paris.
Nephew and Relict of Collis P. Huntington
Are Married in French Capital
*PAR»«S, July 16.—Mr?. Arabella D. Huntington, widow of the late Collis
P. Huntington of New York, and Henry Jr.. Huntington, tlie railroad man of
New York and Los Angeles, were married today at the American church
in the Rue de Berri. % *
Collis P. Huntington died in August, 1900. He left a fortune estimated at
I many millions, which he bequeathed to
his wife, his adopted son, Archer If.
Huntington; his nephew, ,Henry E.
Huntington, and his adopted daughter.
Clara Huntington, born in Detroit.
.Mich., now the widow of Prince Francis
of J-latzfeld-Wildenburg.
FOUR MEN KILLED
BY EXPLOSION IN
POWDER FACTORY
Pressing House in Clipper
Gap Works Blows Up From
Unknown Cause —Fire
Follows Accident
fPprr la! Dispatch to The Calli
AUBURN", Cal.. July 16.—The press
ing house of the California powder
works at Clipper Gap, four miles above
here,' blew up at 10 a. m. today and
four men. Frank Mosher, George Frieke,
Lee Hughes and Joe Reed, employes,
were instantly killed, their bodies being
hurled 250 feet from the works by
the force of the explosion.
Mosher, who was foreman of the
pressing house: Frh he, his assistant,
and Reed, a machinist, were inside of
the concrete building and Hughes was
just outside bringing in a load of
powder when the casualty occurred.
The bodies were burned and black
ened beyond recognition, but Hughes
liyed long enough to tell who he was.
The cause of the accident will never
be learned. ».•
The debris and the dry grass Q sur-
I round>ing were set on fire and It was
only by the hardest kind of work by
employes and men from a nearby camp
!of the Pacific Gas and Klectric com
pany that the entire plant was kept
from destruction. (
PEARLS WORTH FORTUNE
ARE STOLEN FROM MAIL
I London Dealer. Opening Necklace
Packet Sent from Paris, Find*
IMeecs of Sugar
LONDON. July 16.—The theft of a
pearl necklace valued at $fr£6,ooo was
imported so the Scotland Yard author
i ities toda>.
The pearls are alleged to have been
i stolen during transit by post from
l'aris to a dealer in Louden.
The robhrry was discovered In Lon
don today when the registered packet
was opened. The case contained only
[pieces of sugar.
tVEATHER FORECAST:
Fair today:moderate temperature: brisk west winds.
. FLOW of GOLD
The state of Cahtornia sent to the
Mint in Sdn Francisco in June
20,182 FINE OUNCES OF GOLD.
DOWAGER OF FAMILY
HIS SECOND WIFE
From time to time, ever since the J
j divorce of Henry E. Huntington and '
Mrs. Mary A. Huntington five years
ago, the engagement of Hie railroad j
magnate of I,os Angeles and the widow I
of Collis P. Huntington has been j
rumored and promptly denied. When!
the news came from Paris yesterday j
that the two had wed. there was no
surprise among their particular friends.
In fact, the "I told you so's - ' were
very much in evidence.
Mr. Huntington recently completed
a splendid villa near Pasadena, filled!
with rare works of art and beautified |
with wonderful- gardens. That the I
great expense and care tie lavished on
this country home were prompted by |
a desire to make it suitable to the
taste of his bride is now generally
commented on by the-couples' social
' acquaintances.
Mrs. Arabella Huntington has not
lived here for nearly 20 years, pre
ferring New York and Europe«for her
residence. It is expected now, how
ever, that she will again make Call- ',
fornia her .home and that Oak Knoll in j
Pasadena will he the scene of many j
I brilliant social gatherings. . ,
Since her divorce from Mr. H. E.
I Huntington. Mrs. Mary Huntington has
plved quietly in this city at 32 Ma*ple
ctrect with her only unmarried daugh- !
It, Miss Marian Huntington. She has •
! taken little or no part in society, pre- j
\ ferrfng to devote her time to favored
j philanthropies. *
\ ."-he secured a divorce on the ground
lot incompatibility, and Mr. Huntington j.
['settled upon her means sufficient to j
j keep her in luxury all her life.
I A common love for art and Htera- j
j ture drew .Mr. Huntington and the 1
rwidow of his uncle together. Friends i
were aware for several years of this 1
1 artistic kinship and freely predicted I
i that eventually Mrs. Collis P. Hunting- '
1 ton would become the mistress of the |
' meynifh ent villa in Pasadena, the |
I hobby of Henry E. Huntington.
Yesterday's" bride is three years |
Continued ou Page 2. Column 4
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WILSON CALLS
MEXICAN ENVOY
TO WASHINGTON
FOR CONFERENCE
President's Action Follows
Unofficial Announcement
That Foreign Powers Are
Pressing United States for
Indication of Its Attitude
Toward Huerta — Secre
tary Bryan Declines to
Discuss Details—Adminis
tration Assumed to Desire
Information on Affcirs
WILL DOUBTLESS BE
NO CHANGE IN ENVOY
Sending: New Man to South
ern Republic Tantamount
to Recognition—London
Papers Discuss Position of
America in Peculiar Situa
tion—Germany Reported
as Having Threatened In
tervention if Executive
Does Not Take Action
WASHINGT'OJf. July J*.—President
I "Wilson today, after a conference •with
I Secretary Bryan over the latest aspects
of the Mexican situation presenter! by
the inquiries of foreign powers' as to
the attitude of the United States, or
l dered Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson
lat the City of Mexico to proceed 10
j Washington immediately for a confer-
It is believed in official and diplo
matic circles tluat an important an
j nouncement of tbe attitude of the
I United States in the pending situation
J will follow the ambassador's v onfer
i»en- es with tlie preside ot and Secretary
: Bryan.
The president's action. following
closely the unofficial announcement that
some ol the foreign powers which have
recognized the Tluerta government were
pressing for some indication of this
government's attitude toward the con
tinued disorders in Mexico, leads to
that belief. *
INFORMATION DI'SIHED
It is assumed that the administra
tion desired to learn from the am
bassador directly what influence act
uated the foreign diplomatic repre
sentatives in Mexico when they Jointly
agreed to address their governments
with what amounted to a formal com
plaint against the attitude of the
United States in its relations with the
Huerta regime.
President Wilson has kept an open
j mind on the subject and is thought to
feel himself bound to adhere to the
I policy he announced early In his ad
| ministration of lending moral en-
I eouragement only to such governments
In Latin-America as were founded on
I constitutional law and practice.
It is understood that he is ready to
give due weight to any representations
Ambassador Wilson may rare to make.
PIIESIDENT 11%S PRIVATE REPORTS
The president has had the benefit of
private reports from several of his per
sonal friends who have .traveled in
Mexico recently, but these were unoffi
cial and not sufficient to form the basis
of formal attitude if there were to be
any change in policy.
Commenting upon the announcement
that Ambassador Wilson had been sum
moned from Mexico city to confer with
President Wilson, Secretary Bryan said
tonight that this step had been in con
templation for some time.
He refused to discuss a suggestion
that this statement indicated the am
bassador's recall was not brought about
by the action of the diplomatic body in
Mexico Cif>- in formulating a Joint com
plaint against the attitude of the
United States toward the Huerta gov
ernment.
BRYAN WILL NOT TALK
The secretary would not confirm or
deny report of the meeting of foreign
representatives in Mexico. ,
There is much -.speculation in official
circles regarding Ambassador Wilson's
future, but it is believed, generally that
his return to the Mexican capital
no means certain. •
Mr. Wilson was thrown into close
association with General Huerta in the
days preceding the overthrow* of Ma
tlcro and Immediately afterward. One.
of his first official communications
to the state department after the coup
d'etat resulting in the death of Ma
dero and Suarcz suggested tnat he b»*
authorized to extend" the formal rccog -.
nition of the United States to the new o
government.
If tlie president should conclude that
it is not necessary.to return Mf, Wil-*
son to. Mexico tiie American embassy
there will be left in the charge of Sec
retary O'ShaughnesSy.
Thus its status would .correspond to
that of the Mexican embassy jn
ington. which Is under the care of Sec
reta , a:Kara.
I Recognition o£ the Huerta reftima

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