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day \i«ht, 06. For details of the weather Sop Page 11. Building Operations The building operations in San Francisco indicate that 1913 will be a banner year. VOLUME 114.—N0. 55. RIOTS BRING MILITIA INTO STRIKE ZONE Michigan Governor Orders 2,400 Armed Men Into Copper Mine District to Quell Disturbances—Sher iff Demands Aid —Two Counties Will Be Under Guard Before Night Falls 15,000 IDLE MEN DISOBEY LEADERS They Strip Stars From Dep uties and Drive Workmen From Jobs —Several Per sons Hurt—Artillery Guns and Munitions Are Sent With Troops Into Region ULNSTNG, Mich.. July 24.—Two troops of cavalry, two companies of artillery and all the infantry companies of the Michigan national guard have been or dered north at once to aid In quelling the disturbances In the Copper coun try, where 15.090 miners are on strike. Adjutant General R. C. Vandercook, who late this afternoon received or ders from Governor Ferris to rush the militia to the strike rone, expects to have 2.40(5 men in Houghton and Ke weenah counties before tomorrow night. Adjutant General Vandercook has sent telegrams to all the company com manders of the state militia, ordering tbem to assemble their men and start at once for the northern peninsula. The provisions which the quartermaster de partment had ordered for the annual encampment of state troops to be held at Iyedingtnn next month will be shipped north at once. Thousands of rounds of ammunition nrd the two field guns of the Lansing, Mich., artillery companies, supplied with shrapnel shells, will be included n the equipment of the militia. Tt is planned to keep the men in ramp until the trouble is over. F EADERS PLEAD IN Li VAIN FOR ORDER CALUMET. Mich.. July 24.—Violat ing: orders of the Western Federation of Miners against violence, many of the 15,000 striking miners of the cop per belt created enough disturbances today to result in the ordering out of troops. By tomorrow night there will be nearly 2.400 state soldiers, includ ing cavalry and artillery, in the min ing fields of the upper peninsula of Michigan. There were no concerted attacks on mine property or persons about the mines, but several persons were in jured In sporadic brawls. So menacing did the situation appear to Sheriff • rune that he asked Governor Ferris for militia early in the day. ♦ .OVURAOR GIVES ORDER The governor was on his way to Al pena and when the request reached him at Ray City he was Inclined at first to think that the sheriff was un duly alarmed. Later reports, however, convinced the governor that armed help was needed, and he ordered Adju tant General Vandercook to rush sol diers to the strike zone. A plentiful supply of ammunition and two field guns with shrapnel will arrive tomor row for the nse of the militia. While there were several outbreaks in various parts of the mining coun try, the chief disturbance that set the troops in motion was an assault on deputy sheriffs stationed at the mines of the Calumet and Ilecla company to protect property. None of the mines has attempted to operate, but the strikers seemed to object to the presence of the deputies. DISORDER INCREASES About 300 strikers, armed with steel drills, clubs and stones, and a few with firearms, which they fired In the air. marched to the No. 2 Conglom erate shaft and stripped the deputies of stars. The victorius strikers, meet ing with little opposition, proceeded to the Hecla branch mine and di vested the deputies there of their in signia of authority. The deputies could not offer much resistance as the strikers outnumbered them, but there were many fights after the stars had been collected and sev eral persons were beaten severely. Sev eral men were taken to hospitals. The strikers then surrounded all the surface plants of the Calumet and Hecla company and forced suspension of auxiliary operations in these plants. The machine shops, foundries and other similar industries were closed before the onset of the miners. The t ompany managers asserted that these shops would have been closed later anyway, as there was little for them to do. The stamp mills were not mo lested, but they shut down today for lack of ore and because of the general confusion. Among those most seriously hurt in the forenoon riots were: <;eorge Danblom. beaten about the head: may die. I.eorge I" n worth, chief engineer Su- continued on Page 3, Column 2 FILMY ROBES FAIL TO HIDE DANCERS Patrolman Sees Them in Diaf anous Drapery, Tripping Bare foot in Moonlit Park (Special Dispatch to The Call) SEATTLE. July 24. —At 4 o'clock this morning Officer Gauntlett, No. 122, en tered Volunteer park from Fifteenth avenue north, and five minutes later en countered the most amazing experience of his career. He saw— Six maiden?. They wore, he say?, gauzy robes— perhaps the stuff of which dreams are made—and as transparent as a child's lie. They were singing and dancing—all six—barefoot in the dewy grass. "Hey!" he shouted, "hold on." The maiden« halted. "Music."' said Officer Gauntlett, com ing up a«d wiping his brow, "is for bidden after 10:30 at night. Go home and put on more clothes." "Oo—oo—oh!" squealed the maidens, but nevertheless off they went. PINKHAM IS CHOSEN GOVERNOR OF HAWAII Democrats In Territory. "Who Opposed His Candidacy. Express Great Surprise (Special Piftpateli to The Call) "WASHINGTON, July 24.—President Wilson today announced the appoint ment of Im E. Plnkham as governor of the territory of Hawaii. Old Incident Recalled HONOLULU, July 24.—President Wil son's appointment of L. E. Plnkham to be governor of the Hawaiian islands was a profound surprise here, and to none more so than the factions of the democratic party, all of which had united in opposing his candidacy. The principal objection advanced against Mr. Plnkham was that when president of the Hawaiian board of health he is alleged to have written an insulting letters to the Japanese consul, for which Governor Frear com pelled him to apologise. RECKLESS CHAUFFEUR CONVICTED OF MURDER Fourteen Year* In Prison Is Penalty for Running Dorm and KIHIne M-n CHICAGO. July 24.—A jury ,in the criminal court today returned a verdict of guilty against Fred Hrodek, a chauf feur, charged with the murder of Patrick J. Condon, who was run over and killed by an automobile driven by the defendant. His punishment was fixed at 14 years* imprisonment in the penitentiary. Reckless drivers of automobiles were characterized as being far more dangerous than highway robbers by Assistant State's Attorney Malato in his argument to the jury. HUSBAND SHOOTS WIFE WITH BABY IN ARMS Pctaluma Moliier. Former San Francis can, Says He "Didn't Know Gon Was Loaded" PETA LI MA. July 24.—Walter Plow man, brass molder and former resident of San Francisco, shot and danger ously wounded his wife, Mrs. Florence Plowman, here today. She had an in fant in her arms when the bullet, dis charged from a rifle, shattered her Jaw bone. Plowman didn't know the weapon was loaded, he explained. HEADLESS BODY IN OCEAN Scbooner'n Captain Report* Elndlng Corpse of Woman, Which He Sank BOSTON, July 24.—The discovery at sea of the headless body of an expen sively dressed young woman was re ported today by Captain Charles White of the schooner Jennie Gilbert upon his arrival in port. To the captain it ap peared that the head had been skil fully severed with a sharp knife. Cap tain White says he wrapped the body In canvas and sank it. KILLED AT AN INITIATION Electric Current Flartire* in Htten— Two Are Electrocuted BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. July 24.—Don ald A. Kenney and Christopher Gustin were killed tonight by an electric shock at the local hall of the Tvoyal Order of Moose. An Initiation was in progress and it is said that an electric shock was a part of the ceremony. In some way not yet explained Kenney and Gustin, it is stated, received too much current. SEVEN DEAD IN EXPLOSION Fonr Men and Three filrl* Killed by Nitroglycerin In Quebec Town BELOEIL, Quebec, July 24.—Seven lives were lost in Beloeil today when an explosion of nitroglycerin blew one of the isolated buildings of the Cana dian Explosives company to bits and scattered the dismembered bodies of four men and three girls, employes, in every direction. DYNAMITE SCARES TOWN Man Killed When Basket Full of Gelatine Explodes ROCHESTER. N. T., July 24.—The business section of the town of Honeoye was thrown into a panic to day when dynamite which John Everett was carrying through the district in a basket exploded. Everett »«i killed, but no others were injured. THE San Francisco CALL "The People's Newspaper" SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, JTMjY 25, 1913. —PAGES 1 TO 8. FORGERY PUTS REFERENDUM IN JEOPARDY Hundreds of Signatures on "Wet" Petitions Palpably Faked by Bold Op erators GRAND JURY ASKED TO INVESTIGATE Registrar Zemansky Makes Discovery Which May In validate Petitions Forgeries numbering several hun dred, which will undoubtedly Jeopar dize the efforts of the "wets" to have the 2 to 6 o'clock closing law referred to the people for a direct vote were discovered on the petitions submitted to Registrar of Voters Harry Zemansky yesterday. So daring were the circulators of the petitions that some of them forged the names of Supervisor Fred* Ij. Hilmer and other public officials. In other in stances the circulators of the petitions literally lifted pages of old registers, signing the names of voters who since the last register was compile-! have moved to other districts and precincts. Obviously no great effort was made to disguise the handwriting, as the n's. m's, b's end other letters are similar in every respect. SIGIVATTRES FORIJEP In his report to the board of election commissioners Registrar Zemansky said: "I find that a large number of signatures upon the referendum peti tions arc not the signatures of the electors who signed the affidavits of registration." The report also asked for instructions regarding the exami nation and certification of the signa tures. Zemansky said that the attention of the grand jury would be called to the wholesale forgeries and that, acting upon a resolution introduced by Com missioner Thomas V. Cator, the letter "f" would be placed after every signa ture which was found to be spurious before the petitions were forwarded to the secretary of state. "In all my experience T have never encountered such wholesale forgery," said Zemansky, "and I am of the opinion that It will seriously affect the desire of those in favor of the refer endum on the closing law, because I don*t believe they have many signa tures to spare. Only 10.000 signatures were gathered In San Francisco and a great number of these are palpable forgeries." WHO CIRCULATED THEM The petitions on which the greatest number of forgeries were discovered were circulated by William Gans, J. L. Williams, L. A. Routier and F. J. Garerghty. Many others contained a few incorrect names. * Comparatively few forgeries were discovered on other petitions, but It is not believed that enough were found to affect the operation of the refer endum. Should the referendum petition against the 2 to G o'clock closing law fall to secure enough certified signa tures, the law will become effective on August 10. On the other hand. If there are enlough over and above the forgeries, the question of closing the saloons between the hours of 2 and 6 o'clock a. m. will be referred to the voters at the general election to be held In November, 1914. GIRL KEEPS WEDDING SECRET SIX MONTHS _>frs. Gerald Hem merit, Married In De cember, Given Out New* When Going to New Home (Special Tili«pateh to The Call) SAN MATEO, July 24.—There is one girl on the peninsula who can keep a secret. She is Mrs. Gerald Remmers, better known In San Mateo as Miss Elsie W r oollett. Mrs. Remmers was married in Oak land last December, but the fact be came known only today, when she left for Oakland, her future home. Mr. Remmers is a prominent young business man of Oakland. Mrs. Rem mers was one of the maids of honor In a carnival here several years ago. CIGARETTE.CAUSES DEATHS Seven Men Are Killed When Stub Fires Gu Well TULSA, Okla., July 24.—Seven men were killed and several others prob ably were fatally injured late today when a gas well exploded and caught fire in Lost City, about five miles west of Tusla. The explosion was caused by a cigarette stub carelessly dropped by a sightseer. LORDS FOR PLURAL VOTE BUI Abolishing Ballot Plan Rejected After Commons Favor* Measure LONDON, July 24.—The house of lords rejected tonight the bill to abol ish plural voting at elections in the British leles. The vote was 166 to 42. July 14 this bill passed its third read ing in the house of commons after a motion to reject it had -been defeated, 233 to 222. LOYAL TROOPS OF YUAN ROUT REBEL FORGES Repulsing Attacks on Ar senal, Imperial Soldiers Assume Offense and Beat Southrons CHINESE ADMIRAL MAY BOMBARD TOWN Sun Yet Sun's Defection Causes Government to Revoke Franchise SHANGHAI, July 25 (2 a. m.)—ln the last 24 hours rebels have made a series of spirited attacks on the arsenal, but all of them have been repulsed. The government troops are so en couraged at their continued success that they have assumed the offen sive and are forcing the rebels back on Nantao. a southern suburb of the Chinese native city. Admiral Tseng formally has warned the Nantao Chamber of Commerce that unless the rehels disperse he will bom hard their position and the forts at the mouth of the river, which also are in the hands of the southerners. Rebels Lose Nanking LONDON, July 24.—Dispatches from Shanghai by way of both St. Peters burg and London report that Nanking is in the hands of the northerners. A Shanghai dispatch to the London Dally Telegraph says: "Looting has begun in the city and the residents are fleeing. Many fires were caused by bursting shells and several foreigners were wounded by stray shots. "Shanghai is so full of refugees from Nanking and Kiukiang that the r">ople are sleeping in the streets. A boatload of southern deserters was sunk by the gunboat fire. The north erners have occupied a rebel fort near the arsenal " The Shanghai correspondent of the Morning Post expresses the opinion that the southerners are not likely to repeat their attacks on the arsenal, but will abandon Shanghai, and that the revolution speedily will end. £Un Vat Sen Penalized PEKING. July 24.—The charter granted to Dr. Sun Vat Sen for the construction of a network of railways in China has been canceled. Only one cortract has been concluded under this charter, that with an English firm providing for the construction of a line from Canton to Chunklngfu, which It Is believed the government will rec ognize. The project for a great scheme of Chinese railways was foremost in Dr. Sun Tat Sen's program for the mod ernization of China. Tt commanded the support of the Peking government and involved a great extension of tfle privileges of foreigners In the coun try, and an immense increase In China's foreign trade. Doctor Sun was au thorized in September. 1912, to estab lish a railway corporation to carry out a system of national railways cover ing territory 70,000 miles in extent. Mixed Chinese and foreign com panies were to be granted concessions throughout China for a period of about 40 years, after which time the lines wre to revert to China. Similar con cessions were to be given to foreigners for the intermediate districts. Presi dent Yuan Shi Kal was to allow Doc tor Sun $20,000 monthly to promote his scheme. Favorable to Government PORTLAND, July 24.—A private cable from Shanghai, to Fritz Kirch hoff, Portland, agent of the China Im port and Export Lumber company re ceived this forenoon, says: "The revolution Is of a very serious nature. A great battle is now going on here today in Shanghai. The pros pects are favorable to the government." DIVORCES BORWICK HEIR American Woman Freed From Son of Titled Englishman IX>NDON, July 24.—Mrs. Mary M. Borwick was granted a divorce here today on ground of cruelty and mis conduct. Her husband did not defend the suit. The petit.oner is a daughter of D. C. Hasell of New York. Her hus band is son and heir of Sir Robert Bor wick. CHILD KILLS BABY SISTER He Build* Fire Under Carriage W r hlle Infant Sleeps GREENSBURO, Pa., July 24.—Mabel, the 4 months old child of Charles J. Powers, was burned to death today when her brother Charles, aged 4 years, built a Are under a baby carriage in which the child was sleeping. RESTORATION BONDS LOST Omaha'* Propoeed $250,000 issue De feated at Special Election OMAHA, Neb., July 24.—The pro posed issue of $250,000 bonds for the rehabilitation of the tornado district was defeated today at a special elec tion. "An Independent Newspaper" GUAYMAS RAKED BY SHELLS Yankee Refugees From Front Charles D. Taylor, American consular agent in Cuaymas, who arrived here yesterday on the steamer San Jose; his wife, his daughter Margaret and his son, Charles. Federals Planted Cannon in Streets of Besieged City to Check Rebels in Hills Among the passengers who arrived from Mexico yesterday on the Pacific Mail liner San Jose was Charles D. Taylor. United States consular agent in Guaymas. He was accompanied by his wife and family. For 16 days be fore they left Guaymas the Mexican port had been in a state of siege. Fed eral reinforcements arrived the day before the Taylor family departed, and the rebels withdrew to a more distant position. Of the outcome Taylor knew nothing. For 16 days before leaving Guaymas the Taylors and about two dozen other Americans ll\;ed aboard the United States supply steamer Glacier. The rebels obtained possession of the water supply and left the town de pendent upon a few ancient wells of doubtful purity which had not been used for years. In addition to this the federal forces had planted cannon in the streets, with which they were firing almost con stantly at the rebels intrenched on the surrounding hills. The rebels, less prodigal of their ammunition, fired back on occasions, and walking the streets of Guaymas was a hazardous under taking. Most of the noncombatants in the town took refuge on boats and barges and on the beach. "There is no strong anti-American LANDSLIDE TIES UP ALL TRAINS Battle Mountain Cut Filled; S. P. Open, but W. P. Is Still' Closed OGDEN, Utah. July 24.—A1l trains on the Southern Pacific were tied up for 24 hours ending: at midnight to night by a landslide in a cut near Battle Mountain, Nev., caused by the heavy rains of Wednesday. All of Wednesday's trains from the coast were cancelled. The landslide occurred in a deep cut between Battle Mountain and Carlin, Nev., about 200 miles west of Ogden. According to the reports received to day, thousands of tons of rock and dirt slid Into the cut. Steam shovels were rushed to the place. It reeruired nearly 18 hours to clear the track. The washout on the Western Pacific west of Salt Lake City had not been repaired late last night. It was re ported that it will require another 24 hours to complete the work. Storm in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, July 24.—One man was blown from a traveling crane into the Delaware river and drowned, while property wa« damaged by a severe wind and thunder storm which visited this city today- Eight deaths from the heat were reported at the coroner's office today. WEATHER FOREtAM , fajr"l4d»y; moderate southwest winds. <Mj> tog THE MINT .*< ikcH&a 3,848 FINE GOLD to the Mint in June. feeling in Guaymas," said Taylor. "No Americans have been injured and none killed, and this out of a colony that numbered 700 when the trouble began. American losses in Guaymas have been merely losses due to lack of business. Some Americans who were located in the country around Guaymas lost stock and other valuables. "I went on board the Glacier June 28, when the water supply was shut off, and stayed there until eight days ago, when I obtained passage for myself and family on the British steamer Norung, which is under charter to a Japanese company and which was en gaged by the government to carry 1,000 federal troops from Manzanillo to Guay mas. The other Americans remained aboard the Glacier, as they were afraid they would not be able to get trans portation out of Mazatlan. "Masson, the aviator took no part in any military operations, as Jar as I could learn. lie made one exhibition flight. The next time he tried to go up something went wrong with his pro peller and as far as I know it has never been fixed. "I came out to attend to important personal business and left the affairs of the consulate in the hands of R. "W. Vail." Mr. Taylor and his family will de part for the east tomorrow. MARGARET WILSON HEROINE IN FIRE President's Daughter Driven Into Rainstorm From Burning Hotel EAGLESMERE, Pa., July 24—With a high wind blowing showers of sparks from a burning cottage adjoining her hotel. Miss Margaret Woodrow Wilson, daughter of the president, was forced out into the driving rain here today. She helped her servants move her belongings from the threatened build ing and she was the calmest of the excited throng of summer residents. For more than an hour the daughter of the president, soaked by the rain but evidently enjoying the excitement, watched the flre fighters and when it became necessary to strip the adjoining house Miss Wilson and a half dozen other girls of the summer colony led in the rescue work. She mingled with the local firemen, offering practical suggestions and watching the fight against the flames at close range. Miss Wilson, who is stopping at Eaglesmere for a month, taking sing ing lessons, had just returned to her hotel from a morning lesson and was resting on the porch when she heard the cry of fire. -"Soon the flames grew higher and, seeing her own danger, she donned her rain coat and rushed out in the storm to help where she could. - Miss Wilson has become very popular with the people here, where she min gles in all the sports and social events. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SOUTH AMERICA LIKELY TO BE ASKED TO JOIN IN MEDIATION Administration Considering Plan for Tripartite Com mission, Composed of Rep resentatives of Uncle Sam and Two Republics of Southern Continent, That Would Attempt to Bring About Peace Between Con stitutionalists and Huerta CITY OF TORREON ■ REPORTED FALLEN State Department Issues An nouncement Giving Assur ance That Americans in Madera Are in No Imme diate Danger—Force Sent to Chastise Marauders Who Sacked Yankee Plan tations—President Awaits Coming of Ambassador WASHINGTON. July 24.—Develop ments In the Mexican situation today were confined to informal discussion of suggested plans for a definite policy on the part of the American adminis tration toward its neighbor republic. Every kind of plan has been hi; gested to administration officials, from a mediation board of Americans to ad just the dispute and supervise the hold ing of an election, to a tripartite com mission composed of representatives from the United States and two South American republics, which would at tempt to bring about peace between the warring factions. There will be no expression of poi iey. however, until the conference be tween the president and Ambassador Wilson, which may not take place un til Monday, as word was received at the White House today that the lat ter could not reach here before Satur day night. HEUELS SCOUT PROPOSAI, W r hlle the plan of mediation was scouted by the constitutionalist repre sentatives here as Insufficient, as they do not believe the Huerta government, now in possession of electoral machin ery can guarantee an honest election, the idea has been given some consid eration by members of the senate and by President W r ll«on as pointing the way to a solution. While neither side at present is getting munitions of war from the United States, it is believed possible that a change of policy might follow the conference with Ambassador "Wil son. It is thought that eventually the embargo may be lifted and both sides permitted to buy supplies subject to the risks of contraband transactions. HOUSE DEMOCRATS CONFER The democrats on the house commit tee on foreign affairs conferred today about the Mexican situation, sounded out sentiment among members of the house generally and recorded a de cided feeling against intervention and in favor of backing up any diplomatic move President Wilson and his ad visers may feel disposed to make. Discussing the proposals to prohibit the shipment of arms into Mexico from the United States entirely, Prof. Fran cisco Esculdero, a member of the con stitutional cabinet, who is in Wash ington to explain the purposes of the Carranza cause, said today that his colleagues were satisfied with the idea, but hoped that soon both sides would be permitted to get arms on an equal ity. Further assurance that Americans in Madera are i.. no immediate danger Carra^ First Flight* of Fall Hats Knox, Stetson and Carroll Hats Ready for Distribution PAUL T.CARROLL HAT STORES » 708 Market, opn 3d, and 35 Geary at Kearny HABERDASHERY STORE 724 Market, opp. Call Bid*.