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JOHN LIND OFF.' FOR MEXICO CITY ON WAR VESSEL President Wilson Calmly Proceeds in Course Despite Rebuff—Scouts Idea of Intervention "BACK TALK" MAKES HUERTA POPULAR Leading Men of Southern Capital Offer Support— Some Are Doubtful patches describing the attitude of the Huerta government against Lind, there is hope among other administration officials that upon mature reflection no such intimations will be conveyed for mally to the Washington authorities. The president is known to hold the opinion that the Huerta administra tion would make a vital mistake to re fuse at this stage of the situation to receive an envoy from the chief execu tive of the United States, even though the emissary lacked diplomatic status. Mr. Lind. it was pointed out, purpose ly was sent without credentials so that he might deal freely with persons of all factions in Mexico who might in quire as to the views of the Washing ton administration. \ VNOI NCEMENT AWAITED it is expected that an announcement of the purposes of the Washington government in sending Mr. Lind to Mexico will be made on his arrival in the Mexican capital. It is known that Mr. Lind is in structed ta convey the earnest wishes of the United States government for a restoration of peace in Mexico and that he will make his representations largely through the charge d'affaires of the American embassy. Washington officials would be pleased, nevertheless, if he had the opportunity to talk with President Huerta and out line in person the friendly aims of the American government toward Mexico. Should the efforts of the United States be balked by open remonstrance against Mr. Lind's visit, various sug gestions for procedure came from off icials, but none of them reflected any definite plan. REBELS WOULD BE RECOGNIZED Tt was pointed out that if the Huerta government refused to deal with a representative of the president of the United States or turned a deaf ear to h:s representations, recognition of the belligerency of the constitutionalists should follow as a natural consequence. The thing that hitherto has blocked any movement for recognition of the constitutionalists has been the realiza tion that the American government by such action would forfeit its right to claims for damages against the Huerta administration. With open diplomatic hostility, how ever, between the Huerta government and the United States, it is recognized that there might be little opportunity to enforce claims and many members of the senate are confident that the constitutionalists could be depended upon to reimburse the American gov ernment eventually, as they believe by iifting the embargo on arms, the con stitutionalist cause soon would triumph. President Wilson and Secretary Bryan let it be known tonight that nothing further would be done until Mr. Lind reached Mexico City and of ficial confirmation of the reported at titude of the Huerta government reached here. Lind Sails for Vera Cruz GALVESTON. Texas, Aug. 7.—The United States battleship New Hamp shire, bearing John TJnd to Mexico as the personal representative of President Wilson, sailed en route to Vera Cruz at 11:15 o'clock this morning. The war ship is due at Vera Cruz tomorrow night. SAUCY TALK MAKES HUERTA POPULAR MEXICO CITY, Aug. 7.—President Huerta's prestige among Mexicans in the capital undoubtedly has been strengthened by what is regarded as his defiance of the United States. Even those who had been lukewarm in their support of the administration profess admiration for the soldier president who dared to talk back to Washington, although not all of them agree as to the wisdom of his course and many of them consider that he acted precipitately in view of the of ficially defined intentions of Washing ton. Just what course .President Huerta will take in the event that John Lind, President Wilson's personal represen tative, continues his trip to Mexico City is a matter for speculation. No official declaration has been made as yet as to what this course will be. It is assumed that Mr. Lind might enter the republic at Vera Cruz and tome to the capital without molesta tion, since the question of his creden tials could not be expected to be an swered until his arrival here: but whether he shall be expelled or merely ignored remains undetermined. Keen Interest is being evinced as to what the attitude of Washington will be in the face of President Huerta's defiance. Speculation is divided as to whether Mr. Lind will be recalled or permitted to continue as far as he can, and thus force the issue upon President Huerta. Mexicans generally of the conserva- appear to nelieve that Huerta will not drive Mr. Lind from the coun try, but will be content with ignoring him, except, perhaps, for subjecting him lo surveillance in order to see that he does nothing that possibly could be con strued as mixing in the politics of the country. Unless a radical change is effected m the sentiment at the palace Mr. Lind will not receive an opportunity to talk with President Huerta, even though he is permitted to remain in ihe capital; nor will he be any more successful in meeting any official of the government. According to a consular dispatch from Torreon, state of Coahuila, sent by courier to Aquas Calientes and tel agraphed here today, there has been a 10 days' battle between government forces and rebels in which the rebels were repulsed with great loss. The dispatch adds that a further attack by the rebels is expected, despite their defeat. DEATH ENDS AUTO RIDE WEBSTER CTTT, la., Aug. T.-j-Mrs. Henry Gunderson was killed, Mrs. Por- and Ollle Nelson were fatally in jured and three others were hurt when the automobile in which they were rid ing was struck by a freight train west oi fce£e laic. todays - 1 —^ GIRLS, VICTIMS IN RENO SCANDAL, TESTIFY TODAY Miss Warrington and Miss Norris to Take Stand for Government In Diggs Case; Conductor and Agent Tell of Quartet's Trip to Nevada Metropolis will suffice for its witnesses. In that event Diggs' future will be with the jury next Thursday. The federal court does not sit in jury cases Saturdays or Mondays. Those who testified yesterday were: George D. Leslie, Sacramento, statis tician in the office of the state board of health. J. H. Stevens, Sacramento, vice presi dent of the Sutter National bank. R. J. Simen, "Sacramento, Southern Pacific ticket agent. M. L Jones, Sacramento, Southern Pacific passenger conductor. K. J. Peck, Reno, real estate agent. Leslie identified Diggs' handwriting dii a marriage certificate copy of the original obtained by Diggs when he married seven years ago. HRS. C AMINETTI WITH HUSBAND Several bunches of checks written by Diggs were identified by Stevens, as tvas the identification card which Diggs made his signature upon when he be came a depositor at the bank. Stevens identified also as having been written by Diggs the letter to Miss Warring ton after the denouement of their Reno ?lopement warning her to say that all of their relations had been proper. Simen sold Diggs the tickets for the party of four which went from Sacra mento to Reno. Jones is the trainman who took the tickets from the Pullman porter on the "China Mall" at 12:45 o'clock a. m. March 10, when the party went to Reno. Clad in smart tailored garments. Mrs. Drew Caminetti, who has become re conciled to her husband since the Reno affair, was in the corridor leading to the courtroom for a few minutes be fore court convened, chatting with her husband, but did not enter. Mrs. Diggs did not attend. The Warrington girl and the Norris girl were not at the postofflce build ing. Mrs. W. H. Campbell, vice presi dent of the Oceanside Improvement club, and Mrs. Mary Sullivan, a .mem ber, were among the five women who sat through. Mrs. Campbell said she was there "in the interest of our girls." Jl RY NOT LOCKED VP Seats were in demand again. The corridor remained full of curious men until adjournment. After the session the jurors mingled with the audience as they passed <MU to the street. Armed with the confi dence the United States district court bestows upon its jurors, the men will not be locked up or under surveillance. Judge Van Fleet warned them in de tail to be careful to hold themselves "free from any possible suspicion of veniallty." He spoke of the "accidental circumstances" which have given the rases great publicity. He said the case itself is not an unusual one. The resignation of John L. McNab, United States attorney, and the com bination rebuke and approval of At torney General Mcßeynolds by Presi dent Wilson resulting from the order to halt the prosecution are the "acci dental circumstances" referred to 4>y the trial judge. After Sullivan gave the opening statement to the jury, Roche examined all of the government witnesses. Devlin was on the firing line at the other table. Every peremptory challenge had been used before the jury was selected. The state put six men out and the defense dropped 10 talesmen. SULLIVAN OUTLINES CASE Sullivan retired Marshall C. Harris, 1401 Willard street, president of the American Dredging company, and Au gust Wiesmann, 2748 Howard street, who formerly operated a saloon at Seventh and Mission streets. A tedious delay of half an hour resulted because Wiesmann's name had been misspelled on the special venire. The govern ment said Wiesmann was not on the assessment roll. Court recessed while Horace L. Crocker, deputy in the auditor's office, was summoned with the new roll. Wies mann's name was there, so the chal lenge was invoked. Those challenged by the defense were William Adams, 1319 Cole street; Charles Adams of Alameda, an insur ance agent, and Asa L. White, 604 East Seventeenth street, Oakland, a lumber merchant. Clerk of the Court Krull swore the Jury and started to read the bulky in dictment, but was relieved by Judge Van Fleet, who left out all of the repe titions in the document and charged the jury before the noon recess. What the government expects to prove was told the jury in plain language by Sullivan. "We shall prove that the story Diggs told the girls about the scandal resulting from their acquaintance with the two men is false," Sullivan said. "That there was no warrant to be Issued for the arrest of the girls if they did not leave Sacramento. That they were not to be prosecuted by the juvenile court. That no newspaper in Sacramento intended to publish any thing concerning the relations of the four. That no threats had been made by any one against the girls and that these stories told by Diggs intimidated Excursion SUNDAY, AUGUST 10th I YOU ARE INVITED! Combine business with pleasure. Come with us *sfßr i Sunday and take advantage of the opportunity "j« / 1 i J we on " er - you to "elect a beautiful home site, / wk// 7 \ /W 'ifri * located in the heart of Sonoma county, adjoining: /*|V- y i AwLLVI ,ne famoUß Boyes Hot Springs. Large villa sites, with 'BIM r *H &mti\J r T'> full-bearing fruit trees and grape vines. Graded and tm f graveled streets. Water piped to each lot. Telephones nfvW' l and electric lights. Three minutes' walk to the big 1 i 1J mineral water plunge and vapor baths of Boyes f,S?f\ b.n t"J Springs. These beautiful villa sites, with all improve. ikVyvlf H ments, $195 and up; $25 down and $7.50 month. Come Mto% *o our ffice; let us tell you all about it. Excursion ;t * ~-'+- := T&KKr*' ' 'eaves Sausalito'ferry at J*: 15 Sunday morning. Tickets i\^^ s: 4'^i ,3 'S for tne roun<i trf P. including lunch under the big oaks, —' $100. For sale only at our office. The famous Boyes T '~ Springs mineral water served free on the ground. • Office open Saturday night till 9 o'clock. Sonoma Vista Land Company HARVEY M. TOY. Pres. - 11. L. BARTLETT, Sales Mgr. 26 MONTGOMERY ST., ROOM 203. Telephone Sutter 757 FILL IN AND MAIL Kindly send, free, illustrated booklet to Name , .- Address : .' THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, EKIUAY, AUiiUST 8, 1913. Continued From Page 1 and frightened the girls into fleeing to Reno."' REFERS TO CONSPIRACY INCIDENT A preliminary of the conspiracy trial 'to follow against Charles H. Harris, a Sacramento lawyer, was referred to when Sullivan said the state will, put Nellie Parton on the stand to prove the girl went to Harris' office and was instructed by Diggs and Harris to see her close friend. Miss Warrington, and tell her to tell the world that the relations of the two men and two girls always had been proper, that the girls had slept in one room and the men in another and that the girls had bought the tickets that took them to Reno. The age of the Warrington girl is 20 years and that of the Norris girl 19 years, while Diggs is 28 years old and Caminetti is 27. Sullivan told the jury. He related the couples had been good friends for five months and often were seen together previous to the elopement to Reno. "Almost daily for two weeks before March 10, Diggs told the girls that there was scandal out about them, that he was trying to suppress the publica tion of a story every day and finally that he had hired a lawyer to halt the publication," said Sullivan. "He told them it was necessary for them to leave the state or Diggs' father, I. P. Diggs of Berkeley, intended to come to Sacramento and prosecute the girls. MAKE TRIP IN DER PROTEST "They finally consented to go March 8. although both girls fought against it. Diggs was to meet Marsha War rington at a certain place the next day. In the meantime the girls had decided to stay In Sacramento and face the outcome. Sunday they met in a restaurant and both girls pro tested repeatedly. "Lola Norris pleaded that it would kill her mother if she left the state. Diggs insisted that a warrant, for the arrest of the two girls would be issued and served the following day if they remained in Sacramento. Diggs said he had had trouble with his wife and would go to Reno and get a divorce and then marry Marsha Warrington. Caminetti said he had quarreled with his wife and would also get a divorce in Reno and marry the Norris girl afterward. After the girls met the men in the evening of the day they took the train Lola Norris again pleaded to be re leased, sobbing that it would kill her mother. Caminetti departed to go up town to get some expense money and Diggs bought four tickets. SLEEPER BERTH FOR EACH COl PLE "Diggs engaged a drawing room in the Pullman. While the porter was making up the berths the four re mained outside. Diggs and Marsha Warrington occupied the lower berth and Caminetti and Lola Norris the up per berth. "At the hotel in Reno the two couples registered. Diggs signed 'C. F. En right a*d wife of Los Angeles,' and Caminetti signed 'F. F. Ross and wife of Los Angeles.' That night the four had two adjoining rooms. Diggs and Marsha Warrington occupied one room and Caminetti and the other girl the other room. They remained in the hotel all night. •The next day Diggs rented a bungalow. He introduced Marsha War rington to the real estate agent as his wife. He paid a month's rent down and said he intended living tiuere some time. He told the clerk he would be there for six months. "There are four rooms in the bunga low. Diggs and. Miss Warrington occu pied the front bedroom and the other couple the rear bedroom. They re mained there three nights as husband and wife. BI'NGALOW FOLK DISHABILLE "On the fourth day the Reno chief of police called and after repeated knocklngs roused Diggs, who came to the back door in his night clothes and barefooted. Caminetti was undressed. The girls were in the bathroom. "The officer told them all to get dressed and go with him. Diggs and Marsha Warrington proceeded to the front room and Caminetti and Miss Norris to the rear room, where they dressed. There Diggs said to the War rington girl, 'It is up to you, girls, whether we go to the penitentiary.' "We shall prove further that shortly afterward Diggs. from Berkeley, wrote a letter to Marsha Warrington, dis guising his handwriting, telling her to remember 'to wrack iter memory,' to remember what lie had told her—to say their relations had been proper. He used the expression, 'the clouds will soon pass by,' and in endearing terms pleaded with her! not to divulge their relations. "We shall prove that Nellie Parton received a telephone call in Sacramento from Maury I. Diggs asking, her to go to the office of Charles H. Harris. There she met Diggs and Harris. She was told to see Marsha Warrington and tell har to say that all her relations with Diggs were proper. Miss Parton called on Marsha, but the girl was through with Diggs." Over the introduction of the mar riage certificate and official record op , posing counsel had a brisk tiff, which was settled by Judge Van Fleet's over ruling the objection of Devlin. The judge said the fact that a man at bar on trial under the Mann act is married or single makes no difference, but maintained it was admissible to show question of motive for going from one state to another. The defense had gained a reputation for "reserve an exception." Yesterday Judge Van Fleet put across a sharp sentence that was good comedy relief when Devlin objected to one of the questions. Roche asked Conductor Lane: "Has the Southern Pacific a line ln California through Sacramento extending to Sparks, Nev." That is the run Lane makes. "Objection," announced Devlin. "Do you object to the Southern Pa cific's having a line?" said Judge Van Fleet before Devlin could complete the sentence. Devlin laughed and did not press the point further. AUTO BANDITS OF LOS ANGELES ADD TWO TO LIST Police Redouble Efforts to Apprehend Trio With a Long Record of Robberies LOS ANGELES. Aug. 7.—Tlie police redoubled their efforts today to appre hend a trio of automobile bandits when it became known that two more hold ups were added last night to the long list of robberies perpetrated. When J. E. Miller and H. G. Watkins and their wives stepped from a Re dondo Beach car late last night the bandits' automobile came to a stop be side them. Miller and Watkins were robbed of $40. Later the highwaymen attempted to stop an automobile, but the operator put on full speed and escaped. Besides a dozen or more highway robberies, the robbers are held respon sible for the shooting of W. H. Hackett several weeks ago when the latter at tempted to resist' them. YOUNG MATRON IS PAID $2,500 FOR ENFORCED RIDE LOS ANGELES. Aug. 7.—As the re sult of an enforced ride taken in a delivery wagon belonging to him last September. Mrs. Annia Riffle, a young matron, was awarded judgment for $2,500 against Arthur Letts, one of the city's wealthiest merchants here, to day. Mrs. Riffle proved that subsequent to an argument over a c. o. d. delivery from the Letts store she was beaten by W. H. Wlthrow, a driver for Letts, and locked in the delivery wagon for more than an hour while Withrow drove her about the city. She sued for $25,000. SOMMER & KAU FMANN There is no other opportunity r ■"" X" like it for another season—Sum- i j£ j mer Shoes, many of them styles l / suitable for all year, in all de- I I partments go regardless of cost l s*s I to make way for Fall Arrivals. It's I \ THE Shoe Event of San Fran- I \^ cisco. / \ Among: the ladies* low £ f SHOES we show some new CO- g.' •_'/ f LONIALS with Cuban French § jf Jkm\W heels', str-el buckle* and hand g yrlV turned soles. These are the * f\ nenMt of Summer styles and f \ have been included ln the sale n j&T i to make it more interesting. I ln «iun Metal Calf or Patent /'"""toSsN J In Gray Kid at $4.10 In French Bronze at..jß4 fis *r"***»«J LADIES' BUTTON SHOES, made on full, broad, short toe We have a. number of last, with high Cuban heels. _ _ .- . _ ______ These are well made Shoes ODDS AND ENDS (hand welted), of good material and workmanship—look neat —■ in LADIES' SHOES, which fit well and are excellent wear, are closed out at <r$ —and. then, they will be as stylish this Fall as any goods and $1.65. shown. These are fitted up to 11 J» n <g***™ C*t $3.35 o'clock in the morning only. We have a similar style to 1 1 tlie above in the same material in Patent Colt or Gun d»0 t C Rnvs. and Children s Metal calf at ooys ana vmiarens in Tan Russia calf #9 or Shoet on Sale or wh,te Bwta^' t BOYS' SATIN CALF BLUCH- ERS, with strong, durable soles. ■ , i Sizes 9 to 13% $1.15 f®"' \ Sizes 1 to 6* $1.45 J&f BOYS' DRESSY BUTTON 1 SHOES in Patent Colt or in Gun m**> Sizes 9 to lt% $2.10 Sizes Ito 5% $2.60 /^^^ CHIDREN'S AND MISSES' JL, , Y^M^Mr Bl TTON SHOES in Patent Colt UMMMMK[^pP^ or Gun Metal CAlf. with extend- , ed soles. * Sizes sto 8 $1.30 F M Sizes 8 to 11 $1.60 r °* WlCn Sires n to ■> «B"I Sec Some of the very dressiest of 6 10 JpA.OD MEN'S SHOES on the new Eng- Msh lasts are on sale, and every purchase means a big saving. / MEN'S OXFORDS of the new / Mahogany shade of Russia / iss/h'A al * «3.0n f '!!\ OOk MEN'S LACE SHOES of the I \*lnV same new materials 94.5H fV \* m MEN'S TAN CALF OXFORDS. 1 ,. — with rubber soles 98.65 I ODDS AND ENDS la MEN'S SHOES at J^ S \ $1.35 and $1.85 \ on sale at Market Street "^*'^^^ \ Store only. Mail orders receive careful attention Sornmer & -iaufmami 836 to 840 ll© to 15» Market St »stores i Grant Aye near Stockton . / rTi near Geary SEATTLE TO ASK FOR LOWER RATES Manager of Transportation Bureau of Chamber to Confer With Sproule (Special Dispatch to The Cain SEATTLE, Aug. 7.—Acting on In struction of the executive committee of the transportation bureau of the new Chamber of Commerce, W. A. Mears, manager of that bureau, will leave for San Francisco early next week to con fer with President William Sproule of the Southern Pacific in regard to that railroad's alleged attitude of discrim ination against Seattle. It. Is the belief of the chamber that the Southern Pacific is making a de liberate attempt to divert tourist travel from this city by fixing an almost pro hibitive arbitrary charge on tourist tickets through California and the Pa cific northwest ef divers routings. The Southern Pacific this year has raised its arbitrary charge on tourist tickets through California and the northwest to $17.50. Heretofore it has been $15, and that rate was' considered too high, from the Pacific northwest's viewpoint. In 1908, for instance, the extra charge on such tickets hy this railroad was only $13.50. Sproule probably will be asked that the rate be reduced to that figure. EAGLE MAKES OFF WITH FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD Party of Hunters* and Dogs Unable to Find Trace of Huge Bird or lis Prey GENEVA. Switzerland, Aug. 7.—An eagle carried off the 4 year old child of a wood cutter today while the child was playing in the forest near Andeer. Hunters accompanied by dogs set off to the rescue of the child. They were unable to find any trace of the eagle or its prey. EAGLES GIVE THEIR SKIN Members Sbed 700 Inches to Save Their Injured Brother FRESNO. Aug. 7.—Members of the lodge of Fraternal Order of Eagles this afternoon gave the greater part of 700 inches of skin necessary to save the life of If. Woolsey, a member of their order whose hack recently was *badly burned in a lamp explosion. Physicians took some of the necessary skin oft* Woolseys arms and legs, but had to call for volunteers and many responded. The operation will be completed to morrow. BULGARS TO DEMOBILIZE Powers Notllled Army Will Be Immedi ately Disbanded SOFIA, Aug. 7. —The Bulgarian gov ernment has notified the representa tives of the powers in Sofia of its in tention to demobilize the army immedi ately the peace treaty is signed Satur day. It declares it relies upon the pow ers to take measures to induce Turkey to withdraw within the Enos-Midia line and respect the London treaty. 'I SHOULD WORRY'-DROWNS Best Swimmer Falls Into River With a Smile—But Never Rises LA CROSSE, Aug. 7. —"I should worry," shouted Charles Butsch, one of the best swimmers in town, as he fell into the Black river here today, while attempting to change seats in a launch. Butsch was still smiling when he struck the water. He never came up, and all day the river, 20 feet deep at that point, has been dragged. Butsch was 35 years of age and single. GERMANS WORK FOR FAIR Prominent Men of Berlin to Urge Gov ernment to Exhibit In San Franeineo BERLIN, Aug. 7.—A number of prom inent Germans have started a campaign to induce the government to partici pate in the Panama-Pacific exposition in San Francisco in 1915. Appeals will be made direct to Emperor William and Chancellor yon Bethmann-Hollweg, and every possible influence will be brought to bear to have the government re verse its decision not to take part. ENVOY TO HAITI IS NAMED (Special Dispatch to The Call) WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.—The presi dent today sent to the senate the nom ination of M.idison R. Smith of Mis souri as minister to Haiti. INTERIOR CITIES SWELTER IN HEAT Mercury Climbs Several De grees Higher Than Day Before r SACRAMENTO. Aug. 7.—lntense h,eat prevailed over the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys today. Tn many places temperature records, which have stood for years were broken. Tn Sacramento the thermometer reached 108, two degrees higher than yesterday. It was the hottest city ln the United States where federal ob servations are taken. The temperature has only been equaled twice in 3*5 years. Fresno and Red Bluff and Oro ville reported 106 degrees. Stockton and cities in the San Joaquin delta had temperatures varying from 100 to 107. At Woodland some thermometers registered 110. "Fair and continued warm. with northerly winds"' is the prediction for tomorrow. Loulh French, manager of the Barber Asphalt company, was brought to San Francisco from Los Angeles last night by Detectives S. A. Earle and Patrick O'Connell and locked up at the city prison on a charge of deserting his wife and family.