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day Mgnt. AS. For details of tl»"e Weather See Page 11. BAROMETER OF BUSINESS The hank clearings of San Francisco for the week ending July 24 reached 947,350,000. VOLUME 114. —NO. 36. SECURITY OF PACIFIC VOICED IN PLEDGE BY DANIELS "When the Panama Canal is opened and the Atlantic fleet comes through it is not coming to the Pacific waters on a visit—it is coming home to stay."~~Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, WASHINGTON FRAMING UP NEW POLICY FOR MEXICO Administration Indicates It Is About to Take a Defi nite Stand Before Events Reach Critical Stage- First Step Will Be Made Today, When Ambassador Wilson Will Bring First Hand Information of Sit uation in Border Republic SENATE COMMITTEE TO ASK QUESTIONS Secretary Bryan to Appear Before Foreign Relations Body to Present Plan for Protectorate in Nicaragua —Expected to Outline At titude to Be Adopted To ward Huerta Regime and Constitutionalist Revolt WASHINGTON. July 25. —While ad ministration officials here believe that the crisis will not be reached in Mex ico until the northern rebel armies press closer to Mexico City and the fed eral strongholds, indications tonight were that an effort would be made by the Washington government to pursue a well defined policy before events reached a critical stage. The first step in the formulation of a policy will be taken tomorrow when Ambassador Henry Wilson will bring to the president and Secretary Pr; an first hand information of the situation there. Mr. Bryan announced tonight emphat ically that there was no disposition on the part of the administration here to Interrogate Ambassador Wilson about the numerous reports alleging activity on his part in connection with the downfall of Madero and the establish ment of the Huerta regime. He added that the ambassador had been called merely to throw light on present con ditions in the troublous republic. M4.Y iiO BEFORE (OMMITTEE After Ambassador Wilson has con ferred with Secretary Bryan, he will talk further with President Wilson probably will be asked to appear before the senate committee on foreign relations. That Ambassador Wilson had ex pressed on his arrival in New York opposition to the proposals for media tion and had indicated his sympathy with the desire of the Huerta govern ment to be recognized, were communi cated Informally to Mr. Bryan, who made no comment. Immediately after his conference with the ambassador. Mr. Bryan is scheduled to appear before the senate committee on foreign relations fur ther to present the administration's plan for a protectorate over Nicaragua, but on the same occasion it is expected that he will be asked to outline the developments toward a Mexican policy. WOULD CiIYE EVE\ BREAK Members of the committee, as well as the senate generally, are strongly inclined toward some executive action by which all factions in the Mexican dispute can get arms from the United States. It was apparent that the present pol icy of the administration was to pre vent all shipment of arms to either side pending a final determination on this point. It is believed that after the presi dent and Secretary Bryan have ob tained from Ambassador Wilson his own Ideas and interpretations of the political situation In the Mexican cap ital, the American government in a measure will reiterate views expressed in the Latin-American statement made by President Wilson shortly after his inauguration in which he proclaimed that tin United States had nothing to seek in Latin-America but the welfare cf its sister republics. With this in mind, the recent sug gestion of an American offer of media tion may be followed as an evidence of the good intentions of the Washing ton government. MKPIATION IN WELCOME Information from federal as well as constitutionalist sources today, how ever, was to the effect that neither side would consider mediation hy a foreign government The nation;.! prMfe fl 'he Mexicans, C«»«U«u*d tia 1 age toiujua 5 GOLD PIECES ROLL RACE IN STREET Two Hundred and Fifty $20 Boys Break From Money Sack for Merry Sprint Down Hill <Sr>«<-;»! Pispatcb trt The Call) SEATTLE. July 25.—Two hundred and fifty $20 gold pieces rolled merrily down Tesler way from the city hall steps at Fifth avenue nearly to Sec ond avenue this morning when a sack of money to pay city employes broke while being unloaded from the police patrol wagon. Some coins caught just right started their little gravity aided trip down toward Pioneer square. Others, with inanimate orneriness, rolled straight toward the slot of the cable line, but they were all headed off in time. WOMAN HAS SON IN LAW ARRESTED She Says That He Falsely Swore to Her Daugh ter's Age Oath to Obtain Marriage License Is Called Perjury OAKLAND. July 2 5.— W. C. Cochran, a candy manufacturer has been lodged In the city prison on a charge of per jury preferred by Mrs. T. Marhan of San Francisco, who alleges he swore falsely to her daughter's age when they secured a marriage license in January. Cochran, who was arrested in San Francisco today by Inspector McSor ley, swore that Miss Anna Marhan was IS in January, whereas, the mother sayp, she was only lfi. The couple were married by Justice of the Peace Aaron Turner. The mar riage license was Issued by Deputy County Clerk- A. C. C'unha. When Mrs. Marhan sought a warrant several weeks aeo young Mrs. Cochran assert ed that her husband had committed no offense, as the clerk had failed to put them on oath before they gave their ages. The records at the courthouse disproved this claim. Cochran conducts a candy and notion store in Market street. San Francisco. ACTRESS' VIOLENT WOOER IS JAILED AS INSANE Fearing Shoemaker Would Kill Woman, Police Put Him in Cell RICHMOND, July 25.—Fearing, on account of a letter which he had writ ten, that he meant to kill Miss Myrtle Blont. a moving picture actress, the police tonight arrested A. Tonsetti. a shoemaker, and locked him up on the charge that he is Insane. Tonsetti has been visiting the thea ter where Miss Blont plays, and he fell violently In love with her. He tried to get Miss Sugrue. a clerk in the post office, to take a letter to the girl, but she became suspicious and refused. Tonsetti thereupon mailed the letter. The letter was recovered by the police, who read it and found it to be a proposal of marriage, with the threat that unless Miss Biont consented to marry him the man would commit sui slde. He asked for an interview with her. The police went to Tonsetti's house and found bim cleaning a revolver. He admitted that he was going to see the girl. Tonsetti Is 40 years old and lives at 100 Standard street. Miss Blont is 22. She lives at 39 Nevada avenue. FORMER PRESIDENT OF PERU AND SON JAILED Arreirt Follows Riot In Wbleb Six Per sons of Crowd Threatening Home Are Shot LIMA. Peru. July 25.—Augusto B. former president of Peru, and his son were arrested today and sent to the penitentiary. Their arrest followed a riot last night during which six persons were wounded by shots fired from the win dows and roof of the Legula residence. The crowd had threatened to attack the house. The affair has caused a great sensa tion and probably will bring about a ministerial crisis. LIFE TERM IN PEN ENDED Man Convicted of Stage Robbery 30 Yean Ago Dies in Leavenworth LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. July 25 — James R. Todd, who was serving a life sentence for a stage coach robbery In Oregon 30 years ago, died in the fed eral prison here today. Until death Todd stoutly maintained his innocence. His conviction resulted from the testi mony of a passenger in the coach who identified a $5 gold piece found ij> the arrested man's possession. THE San Francisco CALL "The People's Newspaper" SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, <JULY 26, 1913. —PAGES 1 TO 8. TROOPS GUARD COPPER MINES FROM RIOTERS Union Leader Asks Michi gan Governor Personally to Investigate and Serve as Mediator DISORDERS OCCUR IN OUTLYING DISTRICTS Storm Center, Officials Be-, lieve, Will Remain in Calumet Region / CALUMET, Mich., July 23.—Exports that Governor W. N. Ferris would come to Houghton tonight to help arrange a settlement of the strike of 15.000 copper mine employes In the northern peninsula brought out an unofficial statement tonight from the mine man agers that they would welcome the governor's presence. Any plans for arbitration under the direction of the governor were hojh dispelled, however, by the announce ment that the governor had no present intentions of coming to the copper country or of withdrawing the militia, which is protecting the mines against any further outbreak "of the strikers. The following telegram-was sent to the governor's office In Lansing this afternoon by C. E. Mahoney, vice presi dent of the Western Federation of Miners: MT2SSAGE I* PROTEST, "We respectfully request that you come here and investigate the indus trial dispute In the copper mining dis trict and use your good offices to ef fect a settlement and to direct that the troops be used to preserve peace in stead of to operate the mines, as seems to be the present intent." The company managers stated unof ficially that they, too, would welcome the governor, but would give no in timation that proposals to arbitrate the strike would be accepted by them. said this would be construed by the strikers as a tacit recognition of the union. Disorders occurred spasmodically in the outlying districts of the mining country today, but in no case did the union members manifest the spirit which appeared in the attack upon Calumet and Hecla properties yester day. TROOPS NOT SENT A call for troops came from the South Range when union sympathizers drove away the sheriff's deputies at the Baltic, Tri-Mountain and other mines, hut an investigation by militia commanders convinced them that the situation was not serious enough to require the presence of state soldiers. It was the concensus of opinion among the officers of the three com panies already here that the storm center would remain in and about Cal umet. Accordingly, company electri cians strung wires all about the Calu met and Hecla shafts and shops with 60 candle power lamps depending there from every 60 feet. The militia commanders were convinced that the illumination would prevent any possi bility of "planting" explosives about the buildings at night. DEFENSE OF STRIKE Guy E. Miller, Colorado member of the executive board of the Western Federation of Miners, issued a state ment in which he compared' conditions In the Calumet district with those In other copper producing sections. "The cause of the strike here was a deep rooted unrest whose extent the company managements failed to real ize." he said. "In asking recognition of the union, an eight hour day, aboli tion of the one man drill, and improved conditions generally, we have simply tried to put the miners and surface workers of the Lake Superior mines on a par with men doing similar work in other -parts of America." Militia to Remain LANSING. Mich.. July 25.—Governor Ferris will not order the removal of the state troops from the copper coun try until he is assured positively that lives and property are not In danger. He believes an early settlement will be brought about and that the labor troubles in the upper peninsula will be over in a comparatively short time. Martial law will not be declared in the copper country until the chief ex ecutive and his advisers are certain the situation demands such an extreme measure. However, the governor is fortified with an opinion from Attorney General FeUowes that it will be possible for him to take such action If the civil authorities are unable to preserve oider and protect life and property. SHANGHAI IN FLAMES; WAR SHIPS ARRIVE Foreign Population Gathers on Housetops to Watch Fighting About the Arsenal HOMELESS CHINESE CAMP IN STREETS Outbreak Dismays Commer cial World—President ! Urged to Action SHANGHAI, July -J.").—Despite the ne gotiations made for an armistice, fight- ing was resumed at 9 o'clock tonight. The southerners, reinforced hy .-"on Cantonese and 1.000 Hunanese, again attacked the arsenal, hut were defeated with considerable losses. The forces at the mouth of the river now have joined the loyalists. The city presents an extraordinary appearance. Fires are blazing on the outskirts of the native city and thou sands of homeless Chinese refugees are camping in the streets. The roof gardens of the hotels are crowded with foreigners watching the fighting. Searchlights from the British warships are trained tonight on the customs house and the ammunition magazine. It is reported that the rebels are falling hack throughout the Yangtse valley and that the government stead ily is gaining the upper hand. The British warships Hampshire, Monotaur and Monmouthshire, the French cruisers Dupleix and Montcalm, the Dutch cruiser Holland and the Jap anese cruiser Suma arrived here today. Marines were landed from the French vessel. A yamen in this city, which was used as a prison, was set on fire tcday and 200 convicts escaped, including Yung Kwei Shing. the instigator of the murder of General Sung Chiao Jen, former minister of education, whose taking off was the chief cause of the present rebellion. Looting continues here. Marching on Nanking PEKING. July 25.—The situation in the fighting centers remained un changed today except for a weakening in the southern forces by desertions from and dissentions in the ranks. The outbreak is causing dismay in the commercial world and numerous telegrams from commercial bodies continue to urge President Yuan Shi Kai to suppress "the rebellion and dem onstrate that he has not lost his hold. Rebel leaders steadily are winning over half hearted officials, who are awaiting the issue of events. Parlia ment, meanwhile, is quietly transact ing only unimportant business. The opposition members are afraid to pro claim their sympathy with the rebels as they desire to retain their member ship should the rebellion collapse. "An Independent Newspaper" ! Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, v>ho is inspecting Pa cific coast naval stations, and Mrs. Daniels. MASKED ROBBERS HOLD UP COACH Fight Follows and Shots Are Exchanged When Second Stage Comes on Scene BLAI R.SDEN. Cal.. July 25.—Two masked highwaymen, armed with re volvers and rifles, halted the Blairsden, Gold Lake and Green Camp stage near Gold Lake today. A second stage that had been following the first came upon the scene while the robbers were re lieving passengers of valuables, and the two beat a retreat under a fire of bul lets directed at them by "Happy" Jack Harris, driver of the second stage, which was bound for Sierra City. There were 10 passengers, four of them women, on the stage that was held up. One of the victims was A. J. Boehnier of San Francisco, who yielded a gold watch and a sum of money to the robbers. ~ - The robbery today is the first stage robbery that has occurred In the mem ory of residents of the district. A posse is searching the woods near Gold Lake for the two robbers. ROTARY CLUB AT THEATER OAKLAND, July 25.—A benefit thea ter party will be given at the Oak land Orpheum Monday night by the Rotary club. In addition to the regu lar program a 30 minute concert will be given by the U. P. E. C. band un der direction of Conductor Mario da Camara. In addition to the Rotary club the U. P. E. C. and friends will attend. rliirinr <t*f ; northwest wind. Alameda COUNTY EDITION EARL'S DAUGHTER PUT IN PRISON Lady Sybyl Smith Sentenced to Fourteen Days—Mrs. Pankhurst Worse LONDON". July 25.—Lady Sybyl Smith, daughter of the earl of Antrim; Mrs. Pethlck Lawrence and Miss Evelyn Sharpe were sent to prison for 14 days today for attempting to hold a militant suffragette meeting In the lobby of the house of commons. The consulting physicians in attend ance on Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, who was yesterday released from Hol loway jail, take such a serious view of her condition that they ordered today the immediate resort to a transfusion of blood. ' Mrs. Pankhurst's weakness from the effect* of her "hunger and thirst strike" are so extreme that great apprehension is felt as to the outcome. "She could be no worse," was the statement made by one of the attend ants today. OWN GUN SHOOTS VETERAN Chico Rough Rider Wounded When PletOl Falls From Pocket CHICO, July 25.—Edgar L. Richmond, son of T. W. Richmond, recorder of Humboldt county, was accidentally shot today when his revolver fell from his pocket. The bullet missed his heart about an inch. Richmond was one of Colonel Roosevelt's Rough Riders. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN FRANCISCO TO BE HOME OF ATLANTIC FLEET SAYS DANIELS Navy Secretary Declares Giant War Dogs of East Coast Waters Will Make Permanent Headquarters , in Bay After Canal Is Opened—Business Lead ers Cheer Announcement, Which Means a Greater Naval Base in This Section DREADNOUGHTS FOR PORTOLA FESTIVAL Department Chief Promises Great Concourse of Ves sels for October Fete— Declares Sight of Fighting Craft Is Best Means to In spire Patriotism to Inland Visitors—lnspects Yerba Buena and Fair Grounds "When the Panama canal is opened and the Atlantic fleet comes through. It is not coming to the Pacific waters on a visit—it Is coming home to stay." Eighty guests of the board of direct ors" of the Panama-Pacific Exposition company heard Josephus Daniels, secre tary of the navy, add that climax to a brilliant speech at the Fairmont hotel yesterday. They waited a minute while the full significance of the cabinet members calm uterance sunk deeply. Then every man left hi B chair and such a cheering as followed has not startled the colo nial ballroom at the Fairmont in years. The cadet band from Terba Buena island swung into the strains of "Dixie" In honor of the distinguished North Carolina guest and Daniels was hidden in a crowd of enthusiastic business men eager to show their appreciation of the announcement which means the greater naval base for the Pacific and "home" in "battleship row" for the greatest dreadnoughts that fly the stars and stripes. TOI'RS VERBA BUENA STATION The "managing editor of the navy," as he called himself, had no idle mo ments. In company with Mrs. Daniels and Lieutenant Leigh C. Palmer, his naval aid, Secretary Daniels reached Sah Francisco at 9:45 o'clock in the morning from the south. His first trip was to Terba Buena island, where he inspected the naval training station and reviewed the cadet battalion. Captain Charles A. Govo, commandant, piloted his superior of ficer about the island, but the stay of the distinguished guest was so short that Captain Gove got no opportunity to broach the subject of improvements to the secretary. Captain Gove will ask Secretary Dan iels to consider tearing down all of the present frame buildings on the island, which, he says, are deteriorating rap idly, and replacing them with perma nent steel and concrete structures. President Moore of the exposition company met Secretary Daniels' party at the whart on the return from Yerba Buena island and conducted him to the exposition building. ADDRESSES WOMEN'S LEAGUE After a brief stop there, they took an automobile ride about the city 'which brought them to the Fairmont at 12:30 o'clock. Following the luncheon a trip of inspection over the exposi tion grounds was made. 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