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PapeiVbr 3an Francisco Borne 3 ! VOLUME 114. —NO. 93. "WE OWE U.S. NOTHING"=GEN. HUERTA ARMED MEN RAID LINER FOR OPIUM PANIC HITS CHINESE CREW ON SHIP Unwarned by Ring's Ex posure Here, Vain At tempt Is Made to Hide Goods CUSTOMS OFFICIALS LEAD SEARCHERS! Thirty Bluejackets, Armed,; Hold Up Big Ship and Seize Contraband Ransacking the big Paclfk Mail fater V«wjcb.ii-*a from bow to stern in a. «wu'in for opiu** belag brought to ban Francisco* for sale by the mem bers of the smuggling ring just un covered by federal officials. 30 en listed men. bluejackets, from t ,- :e United States revenue cutter McCul loch, under charge of Lieutenant Sharp, have gone to work to break up the smuggling business. HERD CHI!VESE CREW Bad weather prevented boarding the liner outside the heads, so the armed men went on board off Meiggs wharf, herded the Chinese crew to gether so they could not throw any tins of opium overboard and then j went below to search the Manchuria. Hundreds of frightened Chinese darted off in an attempt to secrete their contraband, but had no chance in the lace of the bayonets and rifles •f the bluejackets. Surveyor of the Port Justus S. "•Tardell and Collector of the Port John O. ; Davis headed the searching party in (person, this act being a new one altogether in the life of the port of San Francisco. Such a thorough search has never been mad* here before, as armed men have oeffcr been sent on board a liner. Within the last three years it is declared that $2,000,000 worth of opium has been smuggled into the city, through the connivance of cus toms officers and the Chinese traffick ers. Tr.e Chinese ringleader is said to be in hiding in the city, although t"e disappeared immediately after the expose o: the scandal. SPOILS WERE DIVIDED Customs guards participated in the spoils, It is declared, the amount they got being estimated at $10,000 apiece <>r more th*n $100,000 in all. On* of thesa guar Is. Elias Ellison, is ac cused by the government of inveig ling others irto operations after he had mad* $50,000 by himself. "In dependently wealthy" guards who fottncl It possible to lix-e on an ex j 'nstve scale or to retire, although they received salaries of $rOO a month or less, brought about the investi gation In Honolulu, however, this has been done before, but the crew had no sus picion that a coup like this was to be attempted. Although their copfed- Tates <<n shore who were arrested lasv week have known of the move, they have been unable to do a thing to prevent it or to warn those on the •hfj,. No one was spared In the search, and the first step of seeing that no ooium waa thrown overboard was fol lowed l >" ewift action that knew no locked floor?. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL will -:ot only be a clean, whoiesome newspaper in its news columns, but will also be a clean, wholesome rewspipcr in its advertis ing cciun&gfk No objectionable medical cr indecent advertisements of any character will be published. THE San Francisco CALL Hungry and Jobless, Clerk Picks Labor Day to Shoot Self — ~ ' ' ' i UNABLE to get work, Frank Conlon, 35 years old, a clerk, selected Labor day as a grim reminder that he was out of employment, hun gry and friendless. Conlon, who lives at 937 Web ster street, shot himself shortly before 7 o'clock. Lodgers noti fied the police. He was rushed to the central emergency hospital, where little hope is held out for his recov ery. Letter Bride, Failing To Please, Sent Home LA PORTE. Ind., Sept. I.—Oakley O. Rink, a young business man of Otsego. Mich., advertised for a wife. One of the letters he received was from a young woman who gave her name as Margaret Bennett of Chi cago. Courting was conducted by correspondence. Ring obtained a li cense at Allegan, and, going to the station awaited the coming of Miss Bennett. Today was the appointed time for the ceremony, but it was not performed. Ring explained that "she did not fill the bill and I shipped her back." crosses continent Twice to Win $1,500 NEW YORK. Sept. I—With a crop jof hair 11 inches long, fashioned plg i tail style, with a rubber band and his shoes almost oft his feet, Herbert i W. Hoover of Newark. N. J., a former actor, reached this city today, having I walked to San Francisco and back for I 11,500 in wagers. i Of this amount $1,000 comes from ] the Greycrest Athletic club of Xew ■ ark. N. J., which offered that amount Ito the man walking to San Francisco J and back in 1 year and 17 days. 5 Hurt When Engine And Train Collide MONTPELIER, O. tfert. I.—Four trainmen and a passenger were in jured se\-erely today when a switch engine and a passenger tra.lri collided in the yards of the Wabash here. Conductor E. J. Gebhart of Peru. Ind., received a fractured skull. Mail Clerk H. W. Hill of St. Louis Was painfully cut about the face. Carnegies Will Visit Albert, Belgian King (SpwUl Cable to Th<- Call I AMSTERDAM. Sept L—Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie left here today for Brussels, where they will call upon King Albert of Belgium. The Ger man press has directed considerable criticism at Mr. Carnegie since his Hague speech, because of his familiar characterization of Emperor William. 8 Give 40 Inches of Skin to Save Friend COLLINSVILLE. 111.. Sept. I.—Eight men today surrendered 40 square Inches of skin in an effort to save George Tfussen. He was roasted nearly to death beneath an automobile when his clothing, saturated with gasoline, took fire from a match held by one of his guests. Physicians de clared today that he had a chance to recover. • Kuctvßehar's Ruler Dies in England LONDON. Sept. L—The maharajah of Kuch-Behar is dead at Cromer, on the Norfolk coast. He succeeded his father in 1911. The maharajah ruled over a territory of about 1,307 square miles, with a population of 600,000. BURGLAR'S FINGER PRINTS PICTURED Climbing over the transom into j the saloon of Ernest Buck at Gough i and H* v * 8 street ß early this morn j ing, a burglar stole $3.50 from the j cash register and helped himself to j liquor and cigars. The police photo [ graphed a number of his finger prints on the transom. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES.—SAN. FRANCISCOT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1913.—PAGES 1 TO 12. BIG CROWDS RUSH GALL NEWSBOYS Thousands Jam Streets to Get First Copy of Even ing Paper Xever did a newspaper start out under more favorable auspices or meet with as enthusiastic a welcome as did The Evening Call when the first edition came from the press at 11 o'clock today. More than 1.000 newsboys had gath ered at the Call building by 9:30 o'clock, each one anxious to be among the first to grab an armful of papers and begin selling them to the thou sands waiting to see the new paper. The eagerness with which The Evening Call was awaited by the reading public was demonstrated by the fact that it was 25 minutes be fore the newsboys could get away from the corner of Third and Market streets. CROWD FAIRLY MOBS BOYS Thousands had gathered there to wait for the presses to. start, and they almost mobesed the boys to get ttmTrst" ttoples "of thY paper. Boys, who had expected to run wildly to other parts of the downtown district found themselves held up and their who had erpected to run wildly to other part* of the downtown district found themselves held up arid their papers bought from them as soon as they appeared with the copies hot off the press. It ■ was impossible to print the papers fast enough to supply the de mand. Complete distribution was made in all parts of the city—at the beaches, the ball games, the parks, on the streets —ever; where, in fact, where people had gathered to cele brate the holiday. Motorcycles and automobiles rushed great bales of The Evening Call to the outside districts and to the su burban points for distribution to the newsboys there. The newsboys showed great enthu siasm for tIW! new paper. Hundreds of lads who had never sold papers before showed how well they had judged the public mind by clamoring to get into the business in the even ing field. They realised that the day of the penny paper in San Francisco had arrived. They are firm believers in the penny and the wonderful re sults to be attained from selling The Evening Call. Each of the boys who sold Calls was given a card to be presented to the circulation department and upon producing it there was given a ticket to the Empress theater. Autos Racing Down the Peninsula With Copies of The Call Two Large American Underslung Machines Loaded Down With Copies of Edition Copies of this edition of The Call are being rushed at express speed down the peninsula by two large American underslung automobiles to help meet the big demand made by the country folk for copies of the new San Francisco evening news paper. Each machine Is loaded to its capacity with papers and a sufficient number of newsboys from this city is being taken to handle The Calls. From all over the state requests have poured in\o the circulation de partment for papers. The distributing agents in every town and village have been showered with subscriptions. * While it was possible to meet the large demand in the country by means of trains, It was thought that better speed could be made to the peninsular towns by automobile. San Bruno, Burlingame. San Mateo, Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Jose will be the principal stops. At each place the news sellers will rustle the papers among the crowds of waiting citizens. "Bud" Currie, the racing driver, is pilot of the first car. while Fred Bowman is at the wheel of the Second, AUTOISTS 3 DAYS NEAR DEATH C. G. Cohn of This City and George Howe Stalled in Quicksands After a narrow escape from death by hunger, thirst, exhaustion and the treacherous quicksands of the Nevada desert, where their automobile was' stalled for three terrifying days, C. G. Cohn of this city and George Howe of -fiacramento have arrived here for medical attention. Howe and Cohn started early last week from Elko to Fallon, over a road that neither of them knew and with no food and only a very limited sup ply of water. The water was strapped to the side of the machine, and in threading their way through'the sagebrush it was lost. When they were half way from Elko to Fallon the automobile sank into a quicksand ana the two men were unable to get it out. The hoat was terrific and the men suffered greatly from lack of water. That night they slept on the sand and In the morning resumed their •<!-*' to to extricate the machine. But the' car had sunk deeper and they ee«ld "-WH more it. . By night their tongues were black and swollen and they were in despair. They abandoned the machine and set out to walk back over the trail they had come. Before they had gone far Cohn fell exhausted. Howe went on to obtain help and after staggering several miles he came to a Water hole. He refreshed himself and then went back for Cohn. whom he succeeded in carrying and dragging to the water hole. The next day the two men, almost exhausted, reached a ranch house owned by a Mexican. After a day of rest they got a team of horses from him and went back and pulled the automobile from the quicksands. Organ Grinder Piles Up Fortune in Cents CHICAGO, Sept. I.—Mike Rocco will appear in court tomorrow to explain why he Insists on playing ' Wearing o' the Green" an<i other melodies on a grind organ for pennies when he has a fortune of $26,000. Mike was arrested, but obtained his release In a few minutes on.bonds signed by his sister, who scheduled $9,000 unin cumbered property Mike's fortune is said to have been accumulated In pennies, nickels and dimes which charitable persons In Chicago's loop district have dropped Into his tin can. Foresters to Greet Supreme Delegates Delegates of the Foresters of Amer ica from this state to the recent ses sion of the supreme court in Atlantic City, N. J.. 35 in all. are on their way to this city. In view of the fact that they secured the convention of the supreme body for San Francisco in 1915, the local 40 courts wtir tender them a reception on their arrival; about September 14. Attacks Suffrage jn Labor Day Address LYNCHBURG. Va., Sept. I.—Repre sentative J. Thomas Heflln of Ala bama, Jn a Labor day speech delivered under the auspices of the local V. M. C. A., attacked woman suffrage as a danger to the American home and the American republic "This woman suf frage movement is the greatest peril now threatening the English speaking people," he said. Read The Call's Great $500 Offer at the Top of 5,000 Killed as Nanking Falls in Terrific Assault SHANGHAI. Sept.' I.—After a ter rific bombardment the loyal Chinese troop* this afternoon entered Nan king-. The rebels were completely routed. More than 5,000 were killed. YOUNG GIRL SHOT IN LABOR CLASH CAXiUMET, Mich.. Sept I—Marga ret Pahakas, 15, was shot through the throat a«<k probably 'fatally wounded today during a clash between deputy sheriffs and striking copper miners at the North Hear sage mine. Physicians declared she.would not: live. The strikers attempted to drive the deputy sheriffs off the property of the mining company. A fight followed in which the strikers hurled stones and clubs, ,it was said. A squad of militiamen from Wolverine festorad order and returned to their post, after, which the. deputies were again attacked. Reports declared the girl was the only person injured. The militia took complete charge at South Kearsage and Wolverine fol lowing the shooting. The civil and military authorities both promise a rigid investigating,of tits affair. Further trouble *Jr, feared. The strikers have ? against the Ing their campaign aolery ; ts«( raining eempasy a*d< the aaoset serv ice men. Deputies the Ma hawk mine have reMgjjm, fearing f*r MRS. GORDON CARRIES FIGHT FOR BALLOT TO U.S. SUPREME COURT «, —. Mrs. Mackenzie Gordon and Her ' Son. » : —— Demands to Know if Birth right Does Not Surpass Wedding Ceremony Right up to the highest court In the land is to go the appeal of Mrs. Ethels Coops' Gordon, wife of Macken zie Gordon, sweet singer of ballads, that she be permitted her inalienable rights of citisenshtp as bestowed upon hsr by the male electors of Califor nia • • ■ • > ' Announcement was made today by Mra Gordon that the United States supreme.court is to be asked Which is more important from, an electoral standpoint—(that she was born in Woodslde. San Mateo county, or that she Is married to a • man who first saw the light at Inverness, Scotland. The California supreme court de cided against.Mra Gordon when she brought suit, to compel Registrar Ze mansky to register her as an Ameri can eltisen. Her attorney, Milton T TJ-Ren. filed an appeal August 25 lr, the a*me,,cpurt for the reconsidera tion of certain points of , the decision BSvea for pretty Mr*. Gordon it is not b«Uey ad th .**. th « supreme court Itself. t but'->t"l» hoped thai th* r«s«s^Vi»^''>» f better form to be to the United States court. " i 2. ¥. JrT'l:" J~ ' T. ', r : Great Dai\y —1856 WHY? Mrs. Mackenzie Gordon, American born, who is not permitted to cast her ballot because she is < married to a foreigner, says: "If I were to divorce my husband I could vote. "If he were to die I could vote. "My son will be able to vote when he becomes of age. "Why, because I am a happy wife, must I be denied my rights of citizenship?" GERAGHTYS UNITED BY AUTO ACCIDENT .BOSTON,. Sept. I.—The automobile accident suffered yesterday by Mrs. Amos Tuck French resulted in a complete reconciliation with her daughter Julia, who eloped more than two years ago with "Handsome Jack" Geraghty, a Newport. R. 1., chauffeur. Following the accident »in which Mrs. Stuyvesant Leroy, mother of Mrs. French, also was injured, a hurry call to all members of the family was sent to come to the bedside of Mrs. French. The call also included Julia and her husband, and It was the first time that Geraghty had been given recognition as a member of the family. Geraghty and his wife rushed to the bedside of the stricken Mrs. French, and it was stated today that the mother of the girl who Quitted Newport society to live in a cottage with her husband at last has for given her daughter—a forgiveness which was not forthcom.ng a year ago, as was expected, when a baby came to the Geraghty home. ! 'Mrs. Leroy, it was learned today, S was more seriously injured than Mrs. French, but it waa beliewed that both i will recover. d* t \nit jßukeh no cr nag PRICE ONE CENT. TROOPS 111 MONTEREY WAIT ON ARMS Washington Orders Force to Be Ready to Rush to the Southern Border FOREIGNERS GET ALL JOBS AND COMMERCE Dictator Arranging Loans With Europe to Cut Off American Trade MONTEREY. Sap*. I.—Offlcers of the Twelfth Infantry are momentarily expecting orders from the war de partment to move to toe Mexican border. Everything la In readiness for the Infantry to board special trains tor the war none. Orders to be prepared for immediate movement were received here today, and prepa rations to leave are now completed. CITY OF MEXICO. Sept. 1 —-"Mex ico owes nothing to the United States and does' not propose to be under ob ligations to that country." This declaration was mads today to representatives of foreign finan cial groups by President Huerta in explaining why Foreign Minister Gamboa has assumed such a defiant tone in answering the two notes of Special Envoy John Lind. Agents of British. German. French and Belgian concerns' have come here to take advantage of the controversy between Mexico and the United States. The places of Americans who have been compelled to give up lucra tive positions are being filled by Eu ropeans. Representatives of conti nental mercantile concerns are show ing activity in getting government c v • - ■ T . «'d< st : ' ■ W r■• ! '? . '• .1 t* r pac.i' 6:-ii~ Hi »na an*' • * ' ▼Mt,.' for the loan. NO INDEMNITY TO ITS LIKELY President Huerta has called atten tion of foreign financiers to the fact that most of the American owners of Mexican securities have sold out to European speculators through Loeb A Co. The Mexican president indicates that he is preparing the way for an Important statement of intentions. This may be the declara tion .that Mexico will not recognize any American Indemnity claims. President Huerta would like to NOTICE That We Always Have a Few SNAPS p — $10,000— 6 fine 3 and 4 room apart ments, in positively the best rent ln«r neighborhood. Steam heat and everything modern. Rents |2a0.00 per month. 05,750 —Choice Lake St. residence of 7 rooms. Exceptionally fine for the money. Contains 4 bedrooms. $13,500 —Modern fiats, inside of Van Ness Aye., with rear cottage of 5 rooms. Rents $140.00 per month. NEWELL-MURDOCH CO. (iEKERAL REAL K9TATE Spencer Grant. Mgr. 30 MONTGOMERY ST.