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TUjrhr*! Yo*terday, 71. l<ovvp«t Wednei
day Sight, r,O. lor Details of the Weather Sre Page 11.
The pram in savings hank deposits in
California since June. 1912. reached
VOLUME 114. —XO. 69.
Strict Interpretation of the
White Slave Law Expect
ed to Force Change in At
tack—"lf Girls Were of
the Underworld and He
Bought Tickets Standing
of Case Is Unchanged"
Government Begins Taking
of Evidence —Defendant's
Marriage License Offered
—Pullman Car Conductor
Describes Trip to . Reno
and Station Agent Tells of
Transportation Purchase
Jurors in Diggs Case
Panel for Slavery Trial
I nnl< Bloch, 2429 Jackson
street; paper manufacturer: two
F.. *.. Chrlstensea. 14PO Haven
street; lumber merchant: three
daughter* nnd two son*.
P. S. I.inqnlst, 4133 Gilbert
street, Oakland! rubber goods
merchant: two daughter*.
Arthur Goodall. IMS Jackson
street. Oakland: bachelor.
Frnnk 1.. F.smond, 1430 Bonita
street, Berkeley; retired: mar
ried, no children.
A. H. nann. 2332 Fruitvale ave
nue. Oakland: retired Weila-
I nrgr. agent: two sons.
William S. Bliss. 3564 .Jackson
street: mining: capitalist: one son.
I.ester Herrick, Hyde and
Washington streets: expert ac
countant: one daughter.
J. H. Flynn. 1441 Pace stre e t;
bookbinder: married, no oblldrea.
<.. V. de I.ormc, 2.125 Central
avenue. Alameda: bookkeeper:
four sons nnd one daughter.
CJeorjre W. Meussdorffer. 822
Market afreet; retail hats; aa
mnrrled; 27 years old: lives with
V Hunker. 273(1 Bush street:
retired liquor dealer; two aona
and two daughters.
"If the women who went with Diggs
md Caminetti to Reno were under
world chnracters, if he bought their
I ransportation and accompanied them
there, it makes no difference in the
standing of this case. Whether the
girls went there publicly and openly or
secretly and clandestinely positively can
have no bearing on the case at issue."
When Judge Van Fleet, sitting in the
t'nited States district court in the trial
of Maury I. Diggs, former state archi
tect, accused of violations of the Mann
white slave act, made the foregoing
statement he threw a judicial monkey
wrench into the gearbox of the counsel
for the defense.
By far the most important utterance
of the day's proceedings was the une
quivocal stand of Judge Van Fleet up
holding the letter of the Mann act.
Visibly surprised by the court's an
nouncement of the law as he interprets
If. a quick glance shot from Attorney
Thomas' Devlin to Attorney Nathan
•'oughlan at the defense counsel table.
An earnest conversation betwteen them
It Is the opinions' of those who have
watched the trial and know something
of the complexion of the witnesses to
be called by the defense are of merit,
Diggs' legal backers will have to build
a new attack.
It Is known a dozen witnesses' have
been summoned to prove that Marsha
Warrington and Lola Norris. the Sac
ramento girls Involved in the Reno es
capade, were not the girls of pure
character they were set forth to be
before their relations with Diggs and
the co-defendant with him in several
indictments, F. Drew Caminetti.
Devlin's entire cross examination of
the five witnesses called by Matt I.
Sullivan and Theodore Roche, special
prosecutors for tlie government, tended
to set forth that the girls went to
Reno of their own free will, occupied
the bungalow in Reno in a central part
of trie city and were entirely satisfied
with the arrangement.
F. J. Peck of Reno, the real estate
agent of whom Diggs rented the bunga
low the four occupied, was on the stand
and had been questioned at length re
garding the location of the house, to
show the girls could have had police
protection if they wanted it, when
Judge Van Fleet interrupted.
The government will call Miss Nor
ris and Miss Warrington to the stand
today. Mr. Roche announced it will
take a day and a half, probably two
days, for the government to complete
its case. The defense thinks two days
< «.-ii».»*m «« Pus j ». coiomu a
School Instructor Is Arrested
Father of Woman Who Lo
cated Ranch Said to Have
Forced Confession at
Point of Gun
Lillian Brown of Alameda
and Everett P. Carey Are j
Principals in Drama
A woman unafraid, a shotgun, some i
Bticka of giant powder, the woman's '
father and a high school instructor, are i
the properties and cast in a drama that j
is just now being enacted in the j
The woman is Miss Lillian Brown of j
Alameda, who has located a ranch near j
Darrah, In Mariposa county.
The instructor is Everett P. Carey,
teacher of geology in the Polytechnic
high school, and the, story has to deal j
with a war between the woman and j
the professor.
The scene of the drama has shifted
from the mountain ranch to the moun- I
tain town, and the next act is to he
staged in the Mariposa office of Justice
of the Peace William Trabucco, where
Professor Carey is to appear next week
to answer to the charge of being a'
dynamiter. Not in the sense of the
desperate men of violence who blow up i
* ■ 1
regardless of life and property rights,
but because Miss Brown in her war
rant for the arrest of the instructor
charges that he blew up a dam.'
The dam was built for the purpose of
impounding water for use on the Brown ]
ranch, which adjoins the Carey ranch. J
and trouble between the owners of the
adjoining properties Jed to the dynamit- I
ing of the dam and the alleged forced j
confession of Professor Carey at the j
mouth of a double harreled gun in the j
hinds of William F. Brown, father and
protector of the young land pre
Carey and Miss Brown decided at
about the same time to avail them
selves of the opportunity of locating
public land. Both entered into pos
session of the land. Carey buying out
several other property holders.
Overtures for the purchase of the |
ranch of Miss Brown were futile and
bad feeling between the two land hold- !
es resulted.
The dispute never assumed vital pro- j
portions until the peace was violently
disturbd by tlie explosion of the Brown j
MAM SRF.V m\\t\r; IWAI
C. R. Kendall of Boston, who is a j
friend of the Browns, was visiting at
the ranch. He arrived at the dam soon |
after the explosion and just in time to
see a man running from the scene. ]
Kendall says that he can not identify
Carey as the man.
Brown, shouldering a shotgun, went
on a still hunt for Carey and found
him at the place where the dam ought
to be.
The al'ejration is that on seeing
Carey loitering about the dam Brown
| leveled tiie gun at the heart of the
learned ranch owner and forced him
to confess that he blew up the dam.
The swearing to the warrant charg
ing Carey with dynamiting the reser
voir, his arrest and subsequent release
on $. r .OO bail followed.
The case is to come up for hearing
next week.
Carey owns 300 acres of land, hut
his property is served from a different
source of water supply than the Brown
The Alameda woman alleges that fol
lowing her location of water rights
Carey tore down her notices of loca
tion and otherwise disturbed her peace,
the feud coming to a crisis with the
The Browns live at 1528 Bay street, j
The home address of Carey is Keith
avenue and Hart street, Berkeley.
Mr. Carey said last evening at his
home in Berkeley:
"This action was brought against me
; with tlie sole intent of intimidation.
However, nothing can prevent me from j
| defending my rights.
"I own property at Darrah, adjoining
which Is Miss Brown's claim. A stream
of water coming down through the
government 'forty* above our land was
diverted by Brown to his daughter's
claim. As this is unlawful. I turned
the stream back.
"Brown met me and a companion
shortly afterward while we were walk
ing in the neighborhood of the prop
erty. He pointed his shotgun at me
and asked my friend to step aside so
he could shoot me.
"Now he has had me arrested, think
ing that I would be frightened and
drop the matter. I can bring a more
serious charge against him of threaten
ing my life.
I don't think I am charged with
dynamiting the dam, but with having
damaged it. Brown wants the water
on his daughter's land because without
it the land would be of little value."
THE San Francisco CALL
"The People's Newspaper" '
Miss Lillian Brown of Ala- \
meda, who has leading role in I
drama of the Sierra.
Supervisors Supplies Committee
Union for Special Dis
pensation to Meet Situation
Gloom hangs over the city hall.
Auditor Boyle is all out of paychecks
and <"hief Bookkeeper T.pav.v has no
more payrolls.
AugMst salaries of all city employes,
from Mayor Bolpli to the street sweep
ers, bid fair to be tied up until a strike
of the press feeders of the Allied
Printing Trades council is settled and
paychecks can he printed.
A resolution, passcl 1! years ago by
the supervisors, requires that all city
printing bear the union label.
Certain printers who hold city con
tracts have been declared unfair by the
union and can not use the label, hence
the shortage of printing supplies.
The supervisors' supplies committee,
to which Auditor Boyle. I.eavv and Tax
Collector Low made complaint, has
asked the union to permit at least the
present mu< h needed paychecks and
rolls to he printed.
The union will give its answer to
Sooner Kxcutlve. \«t Trusting: Lieu
tenant Governor. Cancels Colo
rado Kngagemcnt
MADISON. Wis., Aug. 7.—Governor
Crnce of Oklahoma has canceled his en
gagement to address the governors'
conference on ;t "State Department of
Economy and Efficiency,*' «t the sixth
annual ineetlng in Colorado Springs.
August "6-*3 l. Governor Cruce writes
that judging frofii past experience he
has reason to fe>ir his absence from
the state would give the lieutenant
governor opportunity to perform guber
natorial acts contrary to the chief ex
ecutive's policy.
Father Brocran, First Student of (ion
yngn In Spokane to Become It" Head
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 7.—Father
.Tarn 's M. Brogan, S. J., was announced
today as the new president of Gon
zaga university. He is the first student
of Gonzaga to become Its president.
Father Louis Taelman, S. J., four years
president of Conz.iga, has been ap
pointed superior to the Crow Indian
mission in eastern Montana.
State Pay* for Four Carloada of Spe
cial Brand of Water
MADISON. Wis.. Aug. 7.—The drink
bill of the Wisconsin lawmakers ln the
session just closed Is $575. The drinks
consisted of four carloads of a special
brand of water.
Rlehard Lee Metcalf at Seat of Zone
COLON. A tig. 7.—Richard Lee Met
calf of Lincoln. Neb., who is to suc
ceed Maurice H. Thatcher as governor
of the canal zone, arrived here today.
All of Crew, Save One, I,out and Steamer
Destroyed Off t ape Carranzn
VALPARAISO*. Chile, Aug. 7.—The
Chilean steamer Isadora was wrecked
todsy off Cape Carranza and all the
members of her crew except one were
drowned]. The steamer is a total loss.
Pacific Association, A. A. U.,
Objects to Him on the
Games Committee
of Exposition
Unless He Is Called Off
Will Not Help 1915
Tho reported appointment of Thomas
S. Mulvey as one of the athletic di
rectors of the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion games, which will be held here
in 101. r >, has raised a hornets' nest that
promises to be national in its sting.
The first notification of Mulvey's ap
pointment was conveyed in the news
papers last Wednesday morning, with
the publication of a telegram from
James E. Sullivan, director of the
games, to the effect that he desired
Mulvey to report in New York to at
tend to certain details, and that he
would probably h%ve to make a trip
to Europe to visit those countries
which Sullivan was unable to visit.
The report has agitated the local
branch of the Amateur Athletic Fnion
of the United States, and an open let
ter was issued yesterday by John
Elliott, president of the Pacific asso
ciation, in which it is intimated that
unless the appointment of Mulvey is
nullified that the local branch will
withdraw its support to the big 1915
games. Elliott's letter follows:
Sporting Eilitor The Call:
The appointment of Mr. Mulvey ss assistant
director general of amateur athletic activities
f..r the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
company. whether, made hy the board of director*
of the exposition or hy Mr. .Tames 18. Sullivan.
doe« not moot with the sanction of the Pacifle
Association r>f the Amateur Athlotie union or
with any one actively engaged in amateur sports
The Pacifle association has been an aetiTe as
sistant to the exposition Jieople In securing for
them the sanctions rbr tRI Ame. lean c hampion
ships in 1015, and it was .through their efforts
that an Olympian medal was obtained from the
Olympic game* committee to be competed for
here in 1913.
J hare no doubt that Mr. Mulvey is a rao«r
estimable gentleman, but be has no knowledge
nor affiliations with amateur sport whatsoever.
The only claim—lt Is reported— to recognition
that he has is his connection with professional
Under the existing conditions the Pacific as
sociation of the Amateur Athletic union of the
I'nlted States will have to withdraw \\n activi
ties toward making the games of 1915 the sue
cem that racy should be.
Final action will be taken by the Pacific as
sociation at a special mci ting to be held next
Tuesday night. JOHN ELLIOTT. President.
#2 < iay street. San RraOCISCO, Aug. 7, 1!* L:.
The consensus of opinion yesterday
Continued on Page ». Column" 2
Halfmoon Bay Lass, Reject
ed, Disappears and Posses
Search Surf and Arti
choke Field's
• Special Diap«teta t" Tlie Calb
HALFMOON BAY, Aug. 7.—From her
place in the furrows between the soft
green rows of artichokes Julette Men
clano looked out over her father's acres
and into the truck garden of Romeo
Mori, 2f» years old. Julette Is 18, just
turned IS.
She learned to love Romeo, quite as
a Juliet of literature learned to love
another Romeo. But there was no
heated Florentine feud of Montague
and Capulet between them, only the
rows of artichokes, with their occa
sional bright blue thistle flower—and
Romeo's lack of interest in the pretty
girl 11 years his junior.
And Romeo disdained the light that
broke through the rows of spiked arti
chokes; his was no ambition to be a
glove upon the hand that plucked the
salad fruit. As a consequence, the
pretty Julette may be cold in the surf
that beats on Point San Pedro, and
Romeo Is spending tonight as a mem
ber of a posso that is searching for the
girl, who said that, her love unrequited,
she would die. As he searched he de
clared that if by any chance Julette is
found alive ha will wed her forthwith.
Julette is a daughter of Candido
Jose MenclaitO, a wealthy artichoke
grower, with a place five miles north
of Halfmoon Bay, and Romeo is the
nearest neighbor.
Today Julette and Romeo talked mat
iimony. but Romeo said wait until he
had as good a home as her father's.
Choking with emotion, Julette fled. "
Whether she threw herself from the
cliff or took ft train for San Francisco
to hide until Romeo could live up to
his name Is not known.
"An Independent Newspaper 9 '
Borax King'sDaughterDivorced
of F. M.
granted a
divorce in
He testified
she left
him to
to music,
under the
in Paris.
■♦ : ■ —♦
Husband Relates Story of Wife's Desertion
And Is Granted Interlocutory Decree
OAKLAND, Aug. 7.—After briefly re
citing That atl his efforVs at reeonciliw
tion had failed when his wife deserted
him two years ago. Poland L. Oliver,
clubman and prominent in business cir
cles, was granted an interlocutory de
cree of divorce against Marian S. Ol
iver, adopted daughter of F. M. Smith,
the borax king, by Judge William 11.
Waste today.
The testimony presented to the court
was very brief. Oliver told of his
wife's departure and of his efforts to
have her return to him from Europe,
where she had gone to resume >ier
musical studies. All his efforts failed,
Jie said. His brother. Lester Oliver,
was the only other witness called.
Mrs. Oliver did not appear in court.
Matters of property Interest to the
Official Business Interrupted
While Wilson Shakes Hands
With Numerous Casey s
WASHINGTON', Aug. 7.—President
Wilson interrupted his official business
for a few minutes today to greet what
Secretary Tumulty eagerly named "a
full sized family/
Representative John J. Casey of
Pennsylvania, with Mrs. Casey, bro tight
to the executive offices their eight chil
dren —six hoys and two girls—rfanging
up to is years old.
"Is this your flock?" asked the presi
dent as he spied them in the outer
••Yes. all of them," replied Mr. Casey,
as he proudly exhibited in his arms a
B months old baby girl, while the six
boys, in Boy Scout uniforms, lined up
with their 2 year old sister before the
president, who shook hands with each
and wished them good luck.
Secretary Tumulty, who has six chil
dren, was an interested bystander.
German Airmen ChronleJe New Danger
Which qeaet* Men In Their Call
ing;— Heard Them Whlxs
BERLIN, Aug. 7.—A new danger for
aviators was chronicled today by the
German aviator Victor Stoeffier of the
Johannisthal aerodrome.
He reports that his biplane was
caught ih a shower of meteors while
he was flying with Lieutenant Yon
Brederlow of the Prussian army at an
altitude of one mile.
Stoeffier heard the whizz of the me
teors, Which passed so closely that both
aviators say they felt the rush of air.
Former Congressman Marries Abroad;
Norman E. Mack Witness
PARIS. Aug. 7. —John B. Weber of
Buffalo, former congressman, today
married Miss Alice J. Roberts of Paris.'
The ceremony was performed by the
mayor of the seventeenth arrondlsse
ment. Among the official witnesses
was Norman E. Mack of Buffalo.
' .- '' ' £ ' ' '
(Special Oispatch to The Call)
couple are understood to have been
settled out of court.
According to friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Oliver, their marriage several years
ago was followed by the discovery
that they had few interests in common.
She was devoted to her musical studies,
and frequently gave recitals at her
own home and at that of her foster
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Smith at
Arbor Villa.
Two years ago she went to Europe
for the purpose of studying under the
masters and lived most of the time
in Paris. Fpon her return recently
the suit Was commenced.
Oliver is interested in the Leona
Chemical company, the California Cap
company and cither concerns. He is a
member of the William Letts Oliver
Ohmeyer's Life Crushed Out
by Trolley as He Tried to
Crawl From Tracks,
Woman Says
While- railing; for help and strug
gling; for life after he had been
knocked from a wagon b van inbound
; car in Twentieth avenue late Wednes
day night, A. Onineyer was killed by a
car going in the opposite direction,
according to developments yesterday.
The facts* of the tragedy came to
light when Mrs. S-cra C. Peterson, 14. r >9
Twentieth avenue, in front of whose
home the accident occurred, told of
finding the man on tiie railway tracks
and of her efforts to save him.
Mrs. Peterson heard Ohmeyer's crides
for help. When she reached him he
was lying between the rails of the in
bound tracks. His bead was covered
with blood.
"The man said his wagon had be»n
struck by a car going in the same di
rection that lie was," Mrs. Peterson
j said. Mrs. Peterson is 66 years old and
slight of bVild.
"I tried to help tlie man and en
deavored to pull him from the tracks,"
she said, "but he was heavy, and I
could not move him. All the time the
man was begging me to get him away
from the danger, realizing that other
cars were likely to come along at any
"When I realized that I could not
drag him from the tracks, I ran to a
neighbor's house for help. Then I saw
an outbound car coming out Twentieth
"I ran to the street, toward the car.
I waved frantically, but the motorman
paid no' attention to me. The car* went
on, rapidly, and then I heard it strike
something, and stop.
"When I left the scene the man was
between the two tracks. In his strug
gles he must have moved to the tracks
of the outbound cars."
Mrs. Peterson said Ohmeyer had told
her that the car that struck his wagon
did not stop after, the collision. Oh
meyer was a wood dealer and made
daily trips to Inglesidr
Fair; cajbler; brisk west winds*
Cf O U N T V
Senator Bacon, Chairman of
Foreign Relations Com
mittee, Declares on Floor
of Upper House That New
Development Is "Gravest
in Years, Much Graver
Than Confronted Us in
Cuban Crisis" —Adminis-
tration Holds to Its Course
Chief Executive Lets It Be
Known That So Far as He
Is Able to Learn There Is
Not the Slightest Demand
From American People for
Armed Interference in the
Affairs of Southern Repub
lic—Might Recognize the
Belligerency of the Rebels
WASHINGTON, Atl g. 7.—The Ameri
can government was confronted to
night hy what official Washington re
garded as tlie most delicate situation
in its relations with Mexico that has
vet developed since armed revolution
disturbed the peace of the southern re
The threatened rebuff from the Huer
ta administration to tlie mission of
John Lind, personal representative of
President Wilson, en route to Mexico
City to expound the hopes of the United
States for a suspension of hostilities
and an orderly, constitutional election
in Mexico, drew from Senator Bacon,
chairman ofthe foreign relations com
mittee, a declaration on the floor of the
senate today that tiie present situation
is "the gravest in years, much graver
than what confronted us when the
Cuban question was here.'"
The president realizes' the gravity of
the situation and manifested his dis
pleasure at the attitude of some mem
bers of the minority party in congress
telling callers that he believed certain
republicans would make it difficult for
him to handle the situation In a peace
ful manner.
On this account Mr. Wilson Justified
tonight the strong and emphatic lan
guage of Senator Karon, who in a de
bate in the senate on the resolution of
Senator Clark of Wyoming, republican,
demanding a general investigation of
Mexican affairs, had referred to the
resolution as openly "disrespectful" and
• flouting in the face of the president."
while the latter was endeavoring to put
Into effect a peace policy.
The resolution finally was forced off
tiie day's calendar.
President Wilson was unmoved by
advices from Mexico City depicting tha
Huerta government as inimical to Mr.
Lind's mission. He let it be known,
too. that, so far as he was able to
learn, there was not the slightest de
mand from the American people for
Intervention, and he declined to discuss
alternatives that might be used in the
event that the efforts of the American
government to help restore peace in
Mexico were rejected.
The president is confidently hopeful
that a peaceable solution of the Mexi
can trouble can be effected. He made
it plain to callers that until advised
officially to the contrary he would con
tinue to regard as Incredible the state
ments issued on behalf of President
Huerta declaring Mr. Lind's presence in
Mexico undesirable.
While there is little disposition to
doubt the veracity of the news dla-
style, six new colors,
tilkc lined, extra tine trim
Note the smart appearance of this
lew Carroll production. An attrac
;ive Hat to clever dressers.
♦.art. for Knes, Stetson and Carroll
r©B Market, opp. 3d» 2T. fieary, near
734 Market, opp. Call Bids.

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