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Rtehe«t Temperature Yesterday, 64. Lowest Sunday
Sight, o<>. For details of the Weather See Page 7.
The gain in banking capital in California
during the last year amounted to
VOLCME 114.—N0. 66.
Resignation of Ambassador
Is Formally Accepted to
Take Effect October 14—
John Lind, Former Gov
ernor of Minnesota, a Life
long Friend of Bryan, Is
Sent to Mexico as Chief
Executive's Representative
Arms and Munitions of War
From United States Will
Continue to Be Denied to
Two Factions Unless In
ternal Efforts to Bring
About Peace Fail —Serv-
ices of Uncle Sam as Medi
ator Will Not Be Offered
WASHINGTON. Aug. 4—President
Wilson took the first steps today ln
the policy through which he proposes
to deal with the Mexican situation.
Hp formally accepted the resignation
r.f Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson to
tike effect on October 14. and sent to
Mexir-o as his personal representative—
h'lt not accredited to the Huerta gov
ernment — former Governor John Lind
of Minnesota, a lifelong friend of Sec
retary Bryan.
The understanding is that when a
finable government is established in
x o. Mr. Lind will be named as
a mbassador.
President Wilson and Secretary
Bryan had frequent conferences today.
Ambassador Wilson had a long talk
with Mr. Bryan, and Chairman Bacon
of the senate foreign relations com
mittee discussed the situation with the
president at the White House.
Excent for the announcement of Mr.
Lind's mission, no explanation of the
policy to be pursued by the American
government was forthcoming.
The statement from Secretary Bryan
"Former Governor John Lind of Min
nesota has been sent to Mexico as the
personal representative of the presi
dent to act as adviser to the embassy
ln the present situation.
"When the president is ready to
commur.ieate with the Mexican authori
ties as to the restoration of peace he
will make public his views.
"Governor and Mrs. Und departed
for Mexico tonierht by rail to proceed
via New Orleans or Galveston."
It became known that a further an
nouncement would be made by Presi
dent Wilson in a few days, possibly
on the arrival of Mr. Lind in Mexico
It is' said the president is observing
with keen Interest the efforts of lead
ine Mexicans to bring about peace and
will offer no suggestions until these
apparently prove futile.
That Mr. IJiifi will be empowered to
explain to all inquirers the unalterable
opposition of the American govern
ment to the recognition of the Huerta
administration Is expected to be a fac
tor which may assist the situation.
Prominent Mexicans' have taken it
upon themselves to try to persuade
General Huerta to retire In favor of
another provisional executive, accept
able to all factions. "
M-anwhlle arms and munitions of
war from the United States will con
tinue to be denied to the two warring
forces, and unless It is apparent that
internal efforts to bring about peace
have failed the United States will not
offer its services as a mediator. Mr.
Lind undoubtedly will act in that ca
pacity when the time comes.
Declarations from both Huerta and
Carranza have been made in the press
rejecting mediation proposals, but ad
ministration officials realize that both
sides fear they may be showing weak
ness in the acceptance of such a pro
posal at this time, and they are not
convinced that friendly efforts to me
diate would prove ineffective.
Officials here hope that the effort to
put an end to bloodshed and destruc
tion of property would appeal to pub
lic opinion In Mexico and unite the
factions on a peace program.
Little of an affirmative nature came
from President Wilson or Secretary
Bryan today to indicate what the fu
ture policy of the Washington govern
ment would be, though the acceptance
of the resignation of Ambassador
Henry Lane Wilson settled finally that
his recommendations for recognition of
the Huerta government after a period
of military co-operation in northern
Mexico on the part of the United States
to restore peace had been rejected.
The ambassador's views and activ-
Continued, an JPage 5,-Coiunm X •
THE San Francisco CALL
'Modern Movement Decidedly Pagan'
If Demands of Feminists Are Realized, Says
President, Christian Families Will
Cease to Exist Longer
BUFFALO. X. V.. Aug. 4.—The or
ganization of a Catholic Women's
leacr'.ie that proposes to counteract.the
tendencies of the women's movement,
including their demand for the use of
the ballot, marked today's session of
the German Roman Catholic central
verein, which is holding its convention
Branches will be formed in all parts
of the country, ii was stated by Mrs.
Joseph Frey, the honorary president.
"The feminist movement," said Mrs.
Frey, "is being promoted by women
whose views are decidedly pagan. If
Wedding Will Take Place in
St. Joseph's Church, Ala
meda, September 3
ALAMEDA, Aug. 4.—Miss Rita
Burke, whose betrothal to Harold
Durney was announced early In the
summer, has named Wednesday, Sep
tember 3, for her marriage.
The wedding will take place in St.
Joseph's church in the presence of
several hundred guests.
In honor of her brother's fiancee
Miss Margaret Durney will entertain
at bridge at her home in Alameda
Wednesday, August 27.
Miss Vera Kahn will become the
bride of Edwin Nelson Tuesday even
ing, September 2, at the Kahn resi
dence ln this city, Rev. C. L Mears
reading the ceremony.
Mrs. Jesse P. Meehan will give a
[bridge party Thursday, to be followed
by a 4 o'clock tea. to which additional
guests will be asked. The affair is
planned to introduce Miss Margaret
Hackett to her hostess' friends.
Miss Hackett is a Chicago girl, who
Is spending the early fall in Oakland
with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs.
* # *
Mrs. A. M. Rosborough, who Is
spending the season at Tahoe, enter
tained at a bridge luncheon last week,
her guests numbering several Oak
landers who are sojourning near the
Mrs. Rosborough was assisted in re
ceiving by Miss Josephine Heinrioh, the
fiancee of her son, Joseph Rosborough.
Among those who accepted her hos
pitality were Miss Janet Haight, Miss
Antoinette Wilkinson and Miss Flor
ence Newman. '
The wedding of Miss Heinrich and
Mr. Rosborough will be arranged for
an October date, the ceremony to take
place in Oakland.
* * *
Lillian Barnard will not become
the bride of Harold Haven before next
summer, when she takes her degree
from the University of California. The
bride elect is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. O. Barnard, who have returned
to their Piedmont home after an ex
tended sojourn in the high Sierras.
Miss Barnard has spent the summer in
southern California.
* * * .
M. Etienne Lanel. the French consul
to New York, has come west to Join
his wife, who will b>- remembered as
Miss Amy McKee. ! '"te. Lanel has
been staying with tier sister. Mrs. Spens
Black, at her summer place near Ta
hoe. Her husband met her there, where
they will remain before coming to the
bay cities. they will probably go
to Santa Barbara as the guests of Mrs.
William G. Henshaw.
* * *
Mrs. Edson F. Adams, who, with her
daughters, spent the last montii in the
vicinity of Tahoe. opened her Piedmont
home yesterday. Mrs. Adams was in
the Yosemlte early in the summer.
Among the younger set who will go
to Tahoe this week is Miss Margaret
Moore, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. A. Moore. The Moores have been
spending the season at their summer
place near Los Gatos. where they have
entertained a number of guests.
New York Traction Magnnte Distrib
utes •70.000,000 Among Children
NEW YORK. Aug. 4—The will of
Anthony N. Brady, the traction mag
nate, as made public here this after
noon, leaves to his five children and a
grandchild the bulk of his estate, esti
mated at $70,000,000. The widow re
reives $1,000,000 outright and an an
nuity of $60,000. One hundred thou
sand dollars goes to charity.
Not Enough Hearses In Town. So Two
Trips to Cemetery Must Be Made
TOWER CITY, Pa., Aug. 4.—There
are not enough hearses in the Wil
liams valley to accommodate the fu
nerals of the victims of the East
Brookside mine disaster, ln which 19
lives were lost Saturday, and it will be
necessary for two trips to be made
from the church to the cemetery
financier* to Confer With Secretary on
Money for Crop Movements
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.—Representa
tive bankers of 58 large cities in the
south, middle west and Pacific coast
were invited by Secretary McAdoo to
day to come to Washington to confer
regarding the distribution of the $60,
--000,000 of government funds about to
be deposited in national banks of those
sections to facilitate the movement of
.crops,. .... —-. ——■—
their demands were to be realized, the
Christian family would cease te fxist.
"While the Catholic church has made
no pronouncement on the matter of
woman suffrage, the Catholic philos
ophy of life is opposed to it. However,
we are not centering our activities in
opposition to woman suffrage, but
rather in a plan for the future.
"The present unrest has resulted
from the enfranchisement of woman in
several states. These women would
exert an evil influence by means of
the ballot if a conservative body of
women was not in the field to coun
teract their influence."
Doctor of Public Health Is
Title Proposed—Fall Cal
endar Is Announced
nKUKEiiEV, Aug. 4.—Students in the
department of hygiene at the I'niver
sity of California will soon be eligible
for the degree of doctor of public
health, if the plans of the authorities
mature. Steps have been taken dur
ing the last two years to strengthen
the course, and subjects will be added
to the curriculum leading to this de
The calendar for the opening of the
fall term has been announced. Matric
ulation examinations will be held on
the campus August 7 to 12, snd regis
tration of new students, graduate and
undergraduate, will take place August
15 and 16. Old students will be regis
tered August 18.
The first university meeting will be
held Monday, August IS. at 11 a. m.,
in Harmon gymnasium, and instruction
will begin the following day.
Miss Bessie Christmas Frsh of San
ger. Fresno county, is the flr-t student
to be enrolled in the new correspond
ence school of the University of Cali
fornia, in which more than 1,500 per
sons from all parts of the state have
applied for Instruction.
J. Carl White, formerly a university
student, who has been on a trip of
scientific research in northeastern Can
ada, is bringing to California a French
trapper, 60 years of age, who has never
seen a white man other than his father
and who did not know until he met
White that there was such a nation as
the United States. A letter conveying
this information has Just been received
here from White by friends.
The city schools opened today for
the fall term with a greatly increased
enrollment. With the exception of a
few changes in the high school faculty,
the personnel of the teaching force ln
the schools remains the same as last
Tracks for Five Hundred Feet Covered
W r lth Dpbrln Following Cloud
burst Relovt Reno
l Special Dispatch to The Call)
RENO. Nev.. Aug. 4.—Six hundred
men and two steam shovels made rec
ord time today clearing away what Is
said to have been the worst landslide
in the history of the Southern Pacific
It covered the main line for a dis
tance of 500 feet at a point 18 miles
below Reno and tied up half a dozen
through trains for 10 to IS hours.
The landslide occurred during a
West Virginia Legislators Draw From
Five Years to Six Years In
The five members of the West Virginia
legislature convicted of bribery in con
nection with the election last spring
of a United States senator for West
Virginia were sentenced today. Dele
gates S. U. G. Rhoades. Rath Duff and
H. F. Asbury were given terms of six
years each In the penitentiary. State
Senator B. A. Smith drew five years
and six months and Delegate David
Hill five years. The men were dis
qualified for life from holding any
public office.
Woman Who Fell Over Preetplee and
Spurned Doctors Out Again
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WILLOWS. Aug. 4.—Miss Alice
Thrower, who fell from a swing 4f> feet
over a cliff at Adler Springs last week,
is again out. She refused to see a reg
ular physician, but took Christian
Science absent treatment. She seems
to have recovered '"ompletely.
Edward Manyee, Seller of Bonds at
Low Record, Held Blameless
NEW YORK, Aug. 4—Edward A.
Manyce of the New York Stock ex
change was exonerated today by the
committee on business conduct of all
blame in connection with the sale July
2f, of $25,000 worth of government 2
per cent bonds at 95j&, a low record.
Reductions Which Will Cost
Companies Fully $26,000,
--000 Ordered by Inter
state Commission
For One Class of Packages
New Tariff Is Lower
Than Parcel Post
WASHINGTON*, Aug. 4.—Reductions
!in express rates which will cost the
companies fully $26,000,000 a year, ap
proximately 16 per cent of their gross
revenue, were ordered by the inter
state commerce cornmlslon today to
j become effective on or before October
j 15. 1913.
Notable reforms in practices also
were ordered.
The most important change pre
scribed by the order is by way of
modification of the present graduated
scale of parcel rates.
One hundred pound rates for short
j distances either have been left un-
I changed or slightly reduced: for
i longer distances they have been low
ered; for 50 pounds or less all rates
have been reduced.
For . packages more than 4 pounds
going more than 200 miles and less
than 2,000 the new express rates are
generally lower than the parcel post
rates; for more than 3,000 miles the
i rates are practically the same.
The report and order of the eommis
! sion prepared by Commissioner John
Marble are a virtual affirmation of the
flndi ngs of former Commissioner Frank
-11 n K. Lane, now secretary of the in
By prescribing a so called block
system, dividing the United States into
960 blocks, averaging 2,500 square
miles, as originally proposed by Mr.
Lane. 900,000,000 different rates now
published by the express companies
will he reduced to less than 65"0,000
and the interstate commerce commis
sion believes that the system points
the way to a solution of the existing
problem of freight rates.
The express companies had filed
statements indicating that the loss of
revenue under the proposed rates would
he intolerable and argued strenuously
that the establishment of the parcel
post had deprived them of 30 per cent
■ of the revenue they formerly received
from parcels of 11 pounds or less. They
contended that the express business
could not survive the losses from both
"This is equivalent to saying," com
ments Commissioner Marble in his re
port, "that Inasmuch as shippers have
been given the convenience and econ
omy of the parcel post, the express car
riers must, on that account, be allowed
to charge higher rates than otherwise
would be reasonable. That Is to say,
the commission Is called on to take
from the shippers of the country all
the benefit they receive from the par
cel post and give it to the express com
panies in the form of higher rates on
the remaining business."
The new system of rates is not only
a simplification of existing rate meth
ods, hut In the opinion of rate experts,
lays the foundation for future practice
in all rate revisions.
While the commission has not con
sidered the practicability of the appli
cation of the block system to the mak
ing of freight rates, it is known that
the question may be taken up almost
at any time.
With a standard freight rate once es
tablished between blocks instead of be
tween points, and ail other rates stated
in percentages of the standard, the mys
tery of the present complicated maze of
freight rates, ln the opinion of the com
mission's experts would be solved.
The basis of the classification pre
scribed by the commission Is that all
articles of merchandise of ordinary
value are to be carried at first class or
ordinary merchandise rates.
Articles of food and drink, with a few
exceptions, are second class and are to
he carried at 75 per cent of the first
class rates.
The rates for newspapers and period
icals, ac well as for bread and such
articles for which specially low rates
are charged, are substantially the same
as the present rates.
Extension Likely to Be Asked
NEW YORK. Aug. 4.—That the ex
press compani-es would be unable to
comply with the order of the inter
state commerce commission for a gen
eral reduction in rates by October 15,
the time specified, and probably would
ask for an extension of time, was the
opinion expressed tonight by Duncan
I* Roberts, president of the United
States Express company.
Police Sey Suffragettes Destroyed Res
idence of Sir George JVewnes
LONDON", Aug-, o. —The residence of
the late Sir George Newnes at Lynton,
North Devonshire, was destroyed by
fire early today. The police believe
tbe fire was set by suffragettes- -~
Beats Thief to the Telephone
Miss Mary
who scared
home by
him in
act of
in dining
Miss Mary Hellmann Calls Police to Capture
Daylight Robber, Who Makes Get Away
To discover a daylight burglar in
the house helping himself to the family
silver, surprise him in the act and then
beat the thief ln a race to the tele
phone was the experience Sunday of
Miss Mary Hellmann, 2612 California
street, 18 year old daughter of G. H.
Hellmann. a stock broker.
Because of Miss Hellmann's agility
and forethought the thief was fright
ened away before he had a chance to
pack up any of his plunder. When the
police arrived on the scene a few min
utes after the only evidence they
found were two broken silver spoons
which he had dropped in his flight.
"T was upstairs dressing." said Miss
Hellmann, "when T heard a noise In the
dining room. I put on a kimono and
started down the stairs. When I was
nearly to the bottom of the stairs I
looked Into the dining room and saw a
man's back. He was fumbling in the
drawer of the sideboard where we keep
the silver.
"*What do you want?' I called to
him. He didn't answer, but I startled
him so he dropped the drawerful of
sliver ware, turned and started toward
"Midway between the dining room
and the spot where I was standing
there is a telephone. There Is also a
branch line upstairs ln mamma's room.
Three Millions for Improvement of
Water Front at Public Sale tn
Sacramento August 15
SACRAMENTO. Aug. 4.—California
will offer investors $3,000,000 in 4 per
cent San Francisco harbor bonds at
public sale August 15 in State Treas
urer Robert's office, according to a
decision reached today.
The bonds will be sold to carry on
the construction of wharves, docks and
other buildings projected In the im
provement of the San Francisco water
Unless a large block of the securities
are sold the harbor improvement will
have to be suspended until the market
for securities improves.
$3,000,000 of Securities to Go for San
Francisco Dock Improvements
(Speoiol Dispatch to Tbe Call)
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 4.—Three mil
lion dollars' worth of San Francisco
state harbor improvement bonds will
be sold August 15 by State Treasurer
Roberts. They carry 4 per cent and the
money from their sale will be used on
the construction of wharves, docks and
otber water front buildings-
Fall-today; fog in -morning&brisk northwest winds.
"When the burglar made for me I
whirled and flew up the stairs. He
evidently divined my purpose, for he
started for the phone In the hall, in
tending, I suppose, to prevent me from
getting central. Anyway. I rushed into
the room upstairs, slammed and locked
the door and grabbed the receiver off
the hook, shouting, 'Central, Central,
give me the police:' T barely had the
words out of my mouth when I heard
the receiver of the phone downstairs
taken off the hook and I knew the
burglar was listening. My heart was
jumping like mad, but as soon as the
police answered the telephone I told
them what had happened and asked
them to send a policeman quick. Then
I heard the burglar downstairs hang
up the telephone."
Mrs. G. H. Hellmann stated that, as
far as she knows, the thief did not get
anything of value. After her daugh
ter's encounter she said she was very
nervous, particularly as her husband Is
out of town.
"I rang up the police," said Mrs.
Hellmann. "and asked them to send an
officer to make an inspection of the
premises last night. When he arrived
he looked at all the locks on the doors
and then proceeded to demonstrate how
easy It would be for a real burglar to
gain entrance to the house. I was
quite nervous after he had gone."
Prediction Made That All Lands Owned
by Brown Men Will Be Exempt
From Allen Law
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 4.—lf Japanese
farmers continue to incorporate their
land at the rate they have been the last
two weeks, every acre they own in Cal
ifornia will be incorporated by August
10, the date the anti-alien land act
becomes effective," said Robert V. Jor
dan, corporation license secretary, to
Ninety Japanese land companies,
with a combined capitalization of
$4,000,000 have been organized since
the alien bill was signed.
Fourteen companies filed articles of
Incorporation today, and 16 Saturday.
In most instances the Japanese have
subscribed for the entire capitalization.
Director of Pasteur Institute Announces
Discovery In Paris
PARIS. Augr. 4.—Dr. Pierre Rexe, di
rector of the Pasteur institute, an
nounced before the academy of science
today his discovery of an anti-cholera
serum. He said that monkeys which
had been infected with cholera had been
cured by inoculation of the serum.
Wheatland Quiet and Fur
ther Outbreak Not Ex
pected—Six Companies of
Militia, Camped on School
Grounds, Have Little to
Do—No 111 Feeling Is Dis
played Toward Guardsmen
Only 50 of 2,000 Toilers Ap
pear for Work—Rumors
Bands of I. W. W. Men
Are Rushing to the Scene
From Outside Cities Not
Confirmed—Six Held for
Shooting Are Sent to Jail
WHEATLAND. Aug. 4 — With six
companies of militia camped in tha
school grounds and the hop pickers' en
campment on the Durst brothers' ranch
reduced to a few hundred persons,
there was little indication here tonight
of the rioting which brought death
yesterday to four men. among them
District Attorney E. T. Manwell.
Every train today carried out a full
load of hop pickers from the force of
more than 2,000 which yesterday occu
pied the huddle of tents, sacking shel
ters and even brush leantos which
formed the havesters' camp. Every
hour saw the number dwindle as the
workers were paid off and departed by
train, wagon or afoot.
Only 50 pickers appeared for work
this afternoon and the ranch owners
and Adjutant General Forbes, personal
representative of Governor Johnson,
on the scene, were not inclined to an
ticipate further trouble.
Rumors were rife about town of
parties of Industrial Workers of the
World, said to be marching to the
scene. No foundation for these reports
could be discovered and General Forbes
said the soldiers probably would be
withdrawn tomorrow.
The feature today was the total lack
of ill feeling toward the guardsmen
displayed by the hop pickers.
The Orovllle and Chico companies,
arriving soon after daylight, were the
first to appear and marched at once
to the center of the pickers' camp.
Not a hoot greeted them and officers
of the command said there was no in
dication of 111 feeling exhibited at any
The soldiers were called on only once
today. That was just hefore noon when
Chief of Police McCoy of Marysville,
in charge of the peace officers at the
camp, located William Beck, a youth
ful Mexican, against whom McCoy had
evidence tending to connect him with
last night's shooting. McCoy appealed
to General Forbes to guard the camp
and prevent any man from leaving It
until Beck had been arrested.
The cordon was thrown about the
camp In a few minutes. Three auto
mobiles loaded with guardsmen dashed
through the crooked camp street and
the men sprang out to form a skirmish
line to the north and east.
Another line dashed to the other
side and before they knew what was
happening those In camp were hemmed
in by a line of loaded rifles. There
was no disturbance.
Beck made no resistance. Later he
and six other prisoners were taken to
Marysville for safe keeping.
Companion of S. Osgood Pell Succumbs
to Injuries Becelved la
HEMPSTEAD, L. L» Aug. 4.—William
Uaimber, the banker and society leader
Injured last night in the automobile ac
cident in which S. Osgood Pell and his
chauffeur, Charles Gambean, were killed
outright, succumbed to his injuries to
A fracture of the skull Was the cause
of death.
Mrs. Ualmber, who was Miss Natalie
Schenck. a famous beauty of Newport
and New York, was in a critical condi
tion today, but it was stated she would
Mrs. Laimber was formerly the wife
of Charles Glen Collins, a captain In
the British army. She married him in
1904, later divorcing him.
Strip Six Inches Long and 100 Hod*
Wide Swept hy I'ncontrollable
DOWS. la.. Aug. 4.—Farms covering
a strip six miles long and 100 rods
wide literally will be burned up unlehs
the efforts of men who have been
working day and night since Friday
are successful. By means of a deep
trench filled from 14 hastily dug wella
the Are has been confined to 40 acres,
but leaders said tonight they had no
hope of keeping it under control.
W ASH I NOT" OX, Aug. 4. —The senate
confirmed tonight the appointment of
George Harold Todd of New York to
be assistant to the attorney general
of the United, State*

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