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Cabinet Supports President
• in "Hands Off" Policy
Until Conditions Be
come More Stable
Accuses European Powers of
Being Tools of Financiers
and Concessionaries
WASHINGTON, July 18.—It was reit
erated that the cabinet unanimously
was in accord with the president in
waiting a return to stable conditions
before extending recognition. Several
officials stated that the cabinet had
from the beginning been of the opin
ion that the changing conditions of
Mexican politics warranted the "hands
off* policy for some time.
Secretary Bryan authorized the state
ment that he would cancel any lecture
engagement which would conflict with
the conferences he and the president
will have with Ambassador "Wilson
next week. Some of the members of
the cabinet were not inclined to think
any action would be taken following
Ambassador Wilson's conference and
repeated their belief that until elec
tions were held in Mexico and an ap-
of peace was in sight, formal
recognition probably would he with
Plans Attack on Juarez
EL PASO. Tex., July 18.—General
. Francisco Villa, constitutionalist com
mander in Chihuahua, told an American
who passed through Villa camp at
Ascension Monday that 500 Taqui In
dians would be used in the attack on
Juarez. A Yaqui chief will lead the
tribesmen. Villa has set no date for
the attack.
Federal forces commanded by Gen
eral Pasqual Orozco defeated rebels
under Colonels Herrera and Chao near
Santa Rosalia. Chihuahua. Thursday,
capturing many prisoners, according to
a telegram from General Mercado. fed
eral governor of Chihuahua, to Juarez
authorities. The telegram stated that
Colonel Maclovio Herrera, rebel leader,
was wounded.
Constitutionalists of the Ortega
command at Guadalune engaged a fed
eral scouting party 13 miles down the
ilver from Juarez shortly before day
light this morning while protecting the
smuggling of 40.000 rounds of car
tridges from the American side. Cap
tain Pilar of the Ortega detachment
stated to newspaper men today that the
smuggling expedition was successful
and halted his 200 troopers for a pho
♦oa-rarh while on the return march to
European Powers Tools
LONDON, July 19.—The Piiilv News
in an editorial todar asks why the
powers, which dealt in a harsh manner
with the reg< f -ide Servian government
and the Portuguese republic and even
now refuse to recognize the Chinese
republic, should b« so eager to get the
I'nited States to bless General Huerta.
The editorial accuses the powers of
doing in Mexican affairs only what
financiers and concessionaries want,
and thinks that President Wilson Is not
likely to be actuated by such motives.
Interview* Carlo Depoll, Who Alleges
He Paid for Police Pro<ectlon
He Did Xot Receive
thief of Police White paid a visit
to the county jail yesterday afternoon
■to interview Carlo Depoll, a prisoner,
who declared that he had paid money
to policemen in the central district for
Dcpoli was arrested at his store,
"Kearny and I'nion streets, for selling
liquor without a license. He was fined
*100 and went to the county jail in
of the fine. The prisoner
claims tie sent a letter to one of the
policemen he paid protection money to,
and when the officer refused to come
to his aid he threatened to make dis
rlct Attorney Fickert had Depoli
In the anteroom of the grand jury
Thursday night.
Irmy engineer* Endorse Spending;
*.-..<560,000 If State Will Appropri
ate Equal Amount
<Spee:al Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON. July 18. — General
F»lxby, chief of engineers, today ap
proved the report of the army board
on rivers and harbors on the Sacra
mento river project and the secretary
of war will transmit the report to con
press tomorrow or Monday wltii a rec
ommendation that the project be au
thorized and an appropriation made
for beginning the work.
The amount to be appropriated by
the government under the project is
$-5,860,000, the state of California to ap
propriate an equal amount.
The matter has been followed close
ly by Congressman Curry, who today
was officially informed of the favor
able action of the war department.
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON, July 18,—Russia is
the largest purchaser of American
agricultural machinery, figures of the
bureau of foreign and domestic trade
showing that $10,000,000 worth of such
machinery was sent to Russia during
the fiscal year just ended, against
$7,000,000 to Canada. $6,500,000 to Ar
gentina, $4,000,000 to Germany and
J3,50n.000 to France. This country ex
ported $21,000,0r>0 worth of agricultural
machinery in 1303 and $25,000,000 this
July 18.—An aviation pupil named
Westphelly was killed while flying here
today. He touched the wrong lever
of his steering apparatus, causing the
aeroplane to fall from a height of 20
.Mount Tamnlpnl" and Muir Woods Fire
No one should miss the opportunity
of a trip over the scenic railway and
through the burned district. The hills
ate bare, but the views ard the hotel
a are the same as usual.—Adver
t UK: 0120. U
She Admits Crime to Save Man
Mrs. Mafs de Valle, who, after
confessing the murder of her husband,
pleaded to attend his funeral.
Several Other Charges of
Misbranding Are Brought
by Health Board
SACRAMENTO. July 18.—Charges of
misbranding, adulterating and mis
reprenting food products, confection
ery, liquors, preserves and even well
water were filed today b>y the state
board of health, togethe- with recom
medations for tlf© prosecution by the
district attorneys In several counties.
In one case it is alleged a firm sold
common well water as Lithia spring
water. The firm is the Herlihy-Grlffln
company of San Francisco. This water,
which, it Is alleged, was drawn from
an ordinary well in "San Francisco, was
bottled and sold for 25 cents a bottle.
The other cases are as follows:
Los Angeles—Walter E. Smith & Co..
selling mislabeled, adulterated cream
chocolates, material not chocolate; A.
Blumenthal and J. Raglow, selling mis
labeled and adulterated cognac, other
materials having been substituted for
alcohol; Bullock's, Inc., selling mis
labeled and adulterated tomato catsup
containing benzonates; N. E. Tunis,
selling adulterated lemon extract.
Tracy—C. D. Snow, selling chopped
meat containing sulphur dioxide.
San Jose—Louis Henning, selling
chopped meat containing sulphur diox
Complaint Drawn t'p Alleges Cruelty,
Intemperance and Failure
to Provide
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SAN MATEO, July IS.—The news
leaked out today that Mrs. Mabel S.
Moggi. the beautiful wife of George
Raphael Maggi. a San Mateo merchant
who attempted to commit suicide sev
eral weeks ago when it was learned
that the vast Maggl fortune had been
dissipated in Switzerland, has decided
to start suit for divorce in the San
Mateo county courts.
The complaint, which has been pre
pared by Attorney James T. O'Keefe
of Redwood City, charges cruelty, in
temperance and failure to provide.
O Keefe admitted today that he had
been employed as Mrs. Maggi's counsel
an 4 said the suit would be filed tomor
row morning.
Millionaire Accused by Girls of Having
Contributed to Their Delinquency
to Appear in September
LOS ANGELES. July 18. —The trial
of George H. Bixby, the Long Beach
millionaire Indicted by the county
grand Jury on charges of having con
tributed to the delinquency of two
young girls, was continued today from
July 24 to September 11.
A request for a continuance was at
first denied, but later granted when
a motion was backed by an affidavit
from a physician to the effect that
Bixby's physical condition was such,
owing to a recent automobile accident,
that he could not appear in court at
the date previously set.
Other Persons Save Endangered Work
man While Prominent Prac
titioner Is Dying
TONOWANDA, Pa., July 18.—Dr. W.
F. Randall, one of the best known
physicians In northern Pennsylvania,
met death last night at Dushore trying
to save the life of a workman.
He went down into a 35 foot well to
rescue a digger who had been over
come by gas. and also fell a victim of
the fumes, plunging to the bottom of
the excavation. He struck on his
head and died in a few hours.
The well digger was rescued by
other persons and will recover.
Eaeuralon to Santa Crus Snnday, July 30
$2.00 round trip via Southern Pacific
from San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley,
Alameda. Mountain View, Niles, New
ark and points between. Casino, surf
bathing, fishing, boating, yachting,
golfing. —Advt.
SALT LAKE CITY, July 18.—At the
conclusion of her hearing in the city
court here today, Mrs. Augustus Ek
man was formally charged with first
degree murder and held without, bail.
Salt Lake City and Ogden policemen
related her confession of how she
killed her 12 year old daughter
Frances and took hei body in a trunk
to or*"—
Woman Pleads Hysterically
To Attend Funeral of
Husband She Shot
In His Sleep
Thoughts of Children Kept
Her From Suicide, She
Tells Advocate in
Her Narrative
OAKLAND, July 18.—Mrs. Mary de
Valle, who confessed last evening to
murdering her husband, Manuel E. de
Valle. will be taken tomorrow morn
ing to Centerville to attend the fun
eral of the man she killed.
Repentant over her crime, Mrs. de
Valle made a hysterical plea this morn
ing to District Attorney Hynes to be
allowed to attend the last rites ana
Hynes passed the plea up to Sheriff
Rarnet, her legal custodian. who
agreed to let her go. She will be es
corted by the matron, Mrs. P. White,
and a deputy sheriff.
Joseph Souza. who was suspected of j
complicity In the murder, and who was
brought to the county jail yesterday, j
was released today on this count and I
on the charge of battery which had J
heen preferred against him by De
Valle after a quarrel over the woman.
The battery charge was brought be
fore Judge Samuel Sandholdt of Cen
terville. and upon Souza's entering a j
plea of not guilty the case was dis
missed, the prosecuting witness being j
dead. Souza now is at liberty.
Mrs. de Valle was prompted to con
fess last evening in order to save
Souza from being involved in the mur
der, she told District Attorney Hynes
"When I saw that young fellow there
thinking lie was going to get into
trouble when he didn't have anything
to do with it. I decided to tell every
thing," said Mrs. de Valle.
The revolver with which the murder
was committeed was brought in today
by Deputy Sheriff Samuel Vandervoort.
who found it under the porch of the
ranch house where Mrs. de Valle said
she had put it. The empty cartridge
shell, which had contained the bullet
that ended her husband's life, was still
in the weapon, but the other cartridges
were in a hand bag which held the
Mrs. de Valle said that after she
killed De Valle it flashed into her mind
that she should kill herself, but the
thought of the children deterred her
and she broke the revolver, electing
the shells. The one that had been
fired stuck in the chamber.
No complaint for murder has been
sworn to, but Sheriff Barnet said that
this would be done immediately by
Deputy George Wales.
State of Minnesota Wins First Bound
In Fight for Federal Hearing
of Case
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 18.—The end
of Minnesota's long fight for its two
cent fare law was apparent late today
w-hen the mandates of the Fnited
States supreme court, dismissing the
injunction granted the railroads by
Judge Sanborn in the federal district
court, were received here.
The case of each road is covered
by a separate mandate. The railroads
affected are the Northern Pacific. Great
Northern and the Minneapolis and St.
Immediately after the papers are
filed by the clerk of the federal dis
trict court, Attorney General Smith, for
the state, will ask for a hearing. It
will be held before Judge Willard, who
will dismiss the injunction, as provided
by the supreme court.
f.pnrrnl l uinion and British Sea Cap
tain Exchange Visits in Hon",
lulu Harbor
HONOLULU, July 18.—The British
battleship Xew Zealand sailed today
for Vancouver, B. C, after a week of
entertainment. The last affair was a
dinner on board ship given by Captain
Halsey to General and Mrs. Funston,
Admiral Moore and Consul Rentiers
and his wife.
Yesterday Captain Halsey and his
fellow officers reviewed the infantry
cavalry and artillery at Fort Scho
fleld. General Funston and his wife
paid their farewell call on board the
New Zealand this morning.
A large crowd watched the New Zea
land get under way, while the Ameri
can band played "God Save the King"
and the ship's band played "The Star
Spangled Banner."
lII'It new subdivision of beaut'fu!
ij j home sites, along picturesque Sonoma
HLjlll creek. 41 miles from San Fran<~!vo.
ftt)||| on Southern Pacific and Northwestern
II 111 f >flr '^ c - adjoining the famous Boyes
■S| Ij Hot Springs. Large tIHu sites, tn-
IIill! c ' u(l ' n R improvements, full bearing
■ 111] 'rot* trees and grape vines. $1!>.">; $2"
Bin down. $7.50 per month. Come see »he
II 111 I ''"PP- 7 ' contented people who hare il-
Ui]|| ready bought and are enjoying w n
try life with city conveniences, <o-
Lfrfl t e,ner with the health giving mine al
I bntiia of Roves S*prlnss. You v. MI
Ij want to be one of them. Join our #t
l| oursion Sunday. Round trip, lneludl ig
lllill ''' nrn ""der the big oaks. $1.00. 7>n
lIIIIf f"" 10 " 8 Boyea Springs mineral wa*'T
111 served free on the tract. Tickets tn
111 I on '* ~ur 0 26 Montgomery
II I * tlrot - rfK) ™ 203. Tel. Sutter Of.
11111 l fl<p ( 'P* n Saturday night till 9 o'clo<-'{.
II IJ Excursion leaves Sausalito ferry Sua
■I | L. BARTLEIT, galea Mr A
Managers Are Willing That
Commission Should Desig
nate Points Arbitrable
Under New Law
NEW TORK, July 18.—The eastern
railroads engaged in a wage contro
versy with their 80,000 trainmen and
conductors indicated tonight their will
ingness to leave With the board of
mediation and conciliation appointed
by President Wilson the decision as to
which questions are to be submitted
for arbitration under the Newlands act.
In a letter to the leaders of the
trainmen, the conference committee of
managers said it seemed to them that
"the immediate difference of opinion
relating to the points to he submitted
for arbitration is a matter to be con
sidered by the board of mediation and
President Lee of the Brotherhood of
Trainmen expressed belief that a mod
ification of the roads' position has
taken place within the last 48 hours.
Both the managers and the train
men's committee will hold conferences
tomorrow morning, the men to discuss
the letter received tonight from the
Rotli sides are marking time rend
ing the calling of n meeting with the
mediation board after its members
have been confirmed by the sena'e. Th»
men reiterated their purpose to de
mand thnt this meeting be held st
once nn ( i indicated that a st»-|^ f > would
be called within 24 hours .after, if the
roads refused to sign a stipulation
that only the men's demands were to
tie submitted for arbitration. The men
hop» the meeting with the board can
be held Monday.
Seth Low, president of the X"ntior>«!
Civic federation, addressed the rail
road managers in conference today.
He urged them to abandon any thought
of submitting their grievances to ar
bitration at this time.
Board to Ors-ani/e
WASHINGTON. July IS.—The new
federal board of mediation and con
ciliation will hold its first meeting here
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock to or
ganize and prepare for immediate con
sideration of the contrnversv between
the eastern railroads and their SO.OOO
trainmen and conductors.
The cail was issued late today by
Judge William Lee Chambers, whose
appointment as commissioner with
those of the other members of the
board was sent to the senate by Presi
dent Wilson earlier today.
The judge will leave Sunday night
for Xew York to confer with repre
sentatives of the railroad and the em
Art Improvements
Refined home surroundings
accord with the high character of '
Gty community rapidly springing up " Quick
Comforts j j TransitJ
I I On' $lie | I
"Hf""' Prices Are YET Moderate gpr^
Tor appointment to motor to m
B ihe properly, address ■
San Carlos Park Syndicate M^-A^3\
Jp~ A\onadnock Building ' J
San Francisco
Police Captain Declares That
All Open Gambling Has
Been Stopped in San
Captain Mooney yesterday ordered 20
more -gambling clubs to close their
doors, put padlocks on them and keep
them closed. He says his orders have,
in every instance, been obeyed. and
that open gambling has been stopped
in San Francisco.
Asked if he thought the gamblers
would try to fight. Captain Mooney re
tort ed
"What can they do? What judge
would now dare to grant a restraining
order? Oh. yes, the clubs are closed,
and you may believe that they are
going to stay closed. They could have
been put out of business any time in
the past by exactly the same tactics
that have put them out of business the
last week. It's easy to put a stop to
gambling in San Francisco."
No effort has been made to get back
the books of the Kingston club. The
books of that club were taken by the
police when it was closed by Captain
of Detectives Mooney, but they were
surrendered to the proprietors by
Chief of Police White because, as he
stated. "they came and asked for
The district attorney's office ordered
White to get the books back at once.
Rut they are not yet back; there Is no
evidence that White has made any at
tempt to get them —and the district at
torney's office has failed to have them
re* urned.
Yesterday the case of Rosando Fer
nandez, charged with being the keeper
of a gambling same, and of 11 men
accused of visiting the place, came up
in Judge Shortall's court. It went over
until today for decision. Fernandez'
club is located at 685 Broadway.
The case of Nels Peterson. 174 Fast
street, charged with being the keeper
of a gambling den. and of two men
(barged with visiting the place, was
dismissed in Judge Crlst's court on
the ground that there was no evidence
agiinst the men.
Judge Crist also dismissed the case
of Sam S. Smith, charged as a keeper
of a gambling club at 166 East street,
and nine men charged with visiting a
gambling club. lie held that there was
no evidence against them.
The grand jury has begun to in
quire into the gambling mess.
Foreman Gormley does not hesitate
to blame the oollce department for the
prevalence of gambling, but he says
Hurt Man Hastens Death
Suicide Ends His Pain
DECATIR, Ala., July IS.—
Pinned beneath an overturned
locomotive, Huston Fleming, an
engineer, put an end to his tor
ture by cutting his own throat
late last night when spectators
of his plight refused his request
to kill him. Fleming, with Floyd
Hamlin, nn air inspector, was
testing a new locomotive in the
Louisville and 'NaahvlTle yards
when it was hurled from the
tracks hy a switch engine and
overturned. Hamlin died today.
that no light has been thrown on the
situation by the legal department. He
says that In his opinion the police at
any time in the past could have closed
the gambling dens by exactly the
methods that have been adopted In the
last few days—raiding the clubs and
ordering them to close their doors and
keen them closed.
Whether or not the grand jury will
go far Into the matter is a question.
Tt is fairly certain that no evidence
will be furnished by Chief of Police
Chief White, in an explanation yes
terday shifted all blame for the at
tempted railroading of Mrs. Atchity
out of town. He insisted that no effort
was made to get her out of the city
until after the district attorney had
said that he was through with her.
Two Mothers and Their Four Daugh
ters Are Pinned Beneath
WOODLAND, July 18.—Punning at
too high speed, making an abrupt turn
and loose- gravel In the road caused
lan automobile accident near Knights
I Landing this afternoon, in which two
I women and their four daughters had a
j miraculous escape from death.
Mrs. Karl Murray and her two
| daughters, and Mrs. Fred Vanlew and
two daughters were in the car. Miss
Eva Vanlew was at the wheel. The
machine turned turtle and all the oc
cupants were confined under the car.
which skidded several feet.
The driver's jaw was broken and she
may be internally injured. All the
others were badly bruised but no
I bones were broken.
j The Vanlew sisters were taken to a
' sanatorium. The others were moved to
j their homes.
Steamer City of Bangor Is Badly Dam-
aged by Fire
BOSTON. July 18.—The forward
cabin of the steamer City of Bangor
was burned away and the vessel other
wise badly damaged by Are. smoke and
water as she lay at her wharf today.
The body of a man. believed to have
been either a deckhand of a fireman,
was later found in the forecastle, and
it is feared that other lives were lost.
San Francisco Attorney Is
Made Special Assistant to
Mcßeynolds in Wide
spread Litigation
WASHINGTON, July 1R. — William
Denman of San Francisco was ap
pointed today a special assistant to
Attorney General Mcßeynolds to prose
cute pending and proposed suits to re
cover the government's title to millions
of dollars' wortli of oil lands in Cali
fornia, Wyoming and other western
states. The question Involves the
legality of President Taft's sweeping
oil land withdrawal of 1909 to conserve
the country's oil resources, and espe
cially to afford the government a sup
ply of fuel oil for the United States
Three suits are pending and Mr. Den
man, who will make an extensive in
vestigation of the situation, -will soon
begin many more.
Two actions have been begun In Los
j \ngeles, and recently I'nited States
■ District Judge John A. Riner of Chey-
I enne decided the suit against the Mld
| West Oil company adversely to the gov
ernment, which has taken the case to
the United States circuit court of ap
peals. It will be argued at Denver in
September by Assistant Attorney Gen
eral Ernest Knaebel, who has taken
personal charge of this suit.
Denman Prominent Here
William Denman is one of the best
I known of San Francisco attorneys and
; has been a leading figure in democratic
circles for several years. He received
I official notification of his appointment
yesterday morning and will take active
j charge of the work as soo n as docu
j ments bearing on the case are for
warded to him from Washington.
"These are different suits from those
which have been In charge of Mr. Mills
and other government prosecutors,*' Mr.
Denman said. "They are of the sanm
nature, but are not those which have
heretofore occupied so much public at
tention. They will not take up all my
time and I will remain in San Francisco
most of the time as far as this work is
BRI'SSKLS. Belgium, July 18.—
Princess Louise and Stephanie, daugh
ters of the late King Leopold, decided
today to appeal to the court of cassa
tion against the judgment of the court
of appeals, which dismissed their
claim to the entire Congo property
t left by their father, valued at $14.
--i 000.000. The princesses had rejected
a compromise proposed by the minis
-1 ter of justice.

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