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VOLUME 114. —NO. 161
Carranza Breaks Off Interview With Hale
hush io
Cruisers Near Barbadoes Per
emptorily Ordered to Vera
Cruz; New Hampshire
Sent to Tuxpam
NOGALES, Ariz., Nov. 19.—Ne
gotiations over the recognition of the
constitutionalists between General
Carranza and Doctor Hale were sud
denly broken off today. Carranze
left for the south this afternoon. He
will stop off at Magdalena, in the
state of Sonora, where he will issue
a manifesto to the world setting
forth the future policies of the con
stitutionalists and proclaiming his
government the "only legal constitu
tional force in Mexico."
BRIDGETOWN, Island of Barbadoes,
Nov. 19. —Two British cruisers which
have been in West Indian waters
three weeks received peremptory or
ders to sail at once for Mexico. They
left at dawn for Vera Cruz.
A third cruiser sailed later in the
day. The three ships are the Suffolk,
and Berwick. They are com
manded by Rear Admiral Sir Christo
pher Cradock. They carry an arma
ment of 14 six inch guns, eight 12
pounders and three three pounders.
The Suffolk is the flagship, and the
war vessels will join the international
fleet off Vera Cruz.
VERA CRUZ. Nov. 19.—The United
States battleship New Hampshire was
dispatched to Tuxpam today under
"full speed" orders. This action was
at the request of the commander of
the battleship Louisiana, which has
been at Tuxpam since last week. No
explanation of the sudden naval
movement was made at the United
States consulate here, but lt is be
lieved the situation at Tuxpam. which
the rebels have been menacing for 10
days, has become very serious. Dis
patches received late last week said
that all Americans at Tuxpam were
SHfe. Thirty-six American refugees,
mostly men, arrived here today from
Mexico City. They said a majority of
of the American women had already
left the capital, that the city is quiet,
but the German residents are becom
ing greatly alarmed over conditions
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 19. —San Luis
Potosi, capital of the state of the
same name, was attacked by the reb
els today, according to unconfirmed
reports received here this afternoon.
The government denies the reported
men to reinforce the garrison there.
The rebels are steadily driving the
federals back in the constitutionalists'
campaign to invest this city. Six
towns of strategic advantage were
captured by the revolutionists within
the last 24 hours, according to pri
vate advices received here today.
These are Apatzangan, state of Mich
oacan; Las Pilas and Acauoneta, ter
ritory of Tepee; Valles and Micossta
tion, state of San Luis Potosi, and San
Pablo del Monte, state of Puebla.
All rebel successes in Puebla bring
the peril closer to foreigners in this
city, as the railroad to Vera Cruz runs
through that state. If this is cut no
i ef ugees could escape to the coast by
Several revolutionary forces are
concentrating around Orizaba. This
town is the key whose capture would
Continued om P«*e 2. Column 1
II Enjoy An Outing Next Sunday by Going On The Call's Excursion to Easton g§
The most enjoyable way to spend next Sunday will be to join the excursion to Easton conducted by The Call. Special cars on the Southern Pacific and the United Railroads will take the crowds to
the new neninsula city. Every reader of this paper is invited to go along. The entire trip will be free, including a ride over the Easton Addition private electric line.
THE San Francisco CALL
THREE British cruisers off
Barbadoes are ordered to
rush to Vera Cruz and left to
* * *
The United States battleship
New Hampshire was dis
patched on rush orders to
* * *
The constitutionalists, with
six important towns captured
within 24 hours, are preparing
to surround and capture Mex
ico City.
* * *
Huerta, refusing to resign,
prepares his message for con
gress and is gathering an army
of 150,000 to defend capital.
Commissioner at Start of In
vestigation Says Conductors
Are Not Courteous
The searchlight of inquiry was
turned full upon the inner workings
of the Pullman company this morning
when the railroad commission began
its investigation into the rules, reg
ulations and practices of the company,
about whose service numerous com
plaints, informal and formal, had been
Commissioner Eshleman threw a
bomb into the camp of counsel for
the Pullman company when he re
hearsed some experience he had un
dergone with Pullman conductors
concerning the berths that had sup
posedly been reserved for him. He
said that until this particular con
ductor had learned that lie was a rail
road commissioner he, the conductor,
was "most independent" concerning
the comfort of Eshleman.
Commissioner Eshleman followed up
his remarks b>] saying that, in his
opinion, the negro porters were not
paid enough "to enable them to live
without grafting on the public." He
condemned the "present necessity of
tipping porters to get decent and ade
quate service."
The complaints in general were to
the effect that the Pullman company
underpaid its employes and that it did
not properly proportion its berths.
The company was represented by
C. S. Fernold of Chicago, general
counsel; Richmond Dean, general
manager of the company, and T. C.
Coogan, general attorney for Califor
nia. Mr. Fernold said that the com
pany could investigate specific in
stances of the laxity of employes, but
that taken as a whole adequate inves
tigation was almost impossible.
Allen Gang Member
Dying From Disease
RICHMOND, Va.. Nov. 19.— V\ esley
Edwards, a member of the Allen
gang, which shot up the courthouse
in Hillsville in March of last year,
was taken today from the state peni
tentiary here to the state farm, a
victim of tuberculosis. When he was
sentenced to 27 years' imprisonment
a year ago he was a physical giant.
Tea Tabfe Is Bryan's
Gift to Miss Wilson
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.—Mr. and
Mrs. William J. Bryan today presented
to Miss Jesf le Wilson a mahogany tea
table and chair, both elaborately In
laid, as wedding girts. Mrs. Sayre,
mother of Francis B. Sayre, the bride
groom, sent a silver tea service of
colonial design.
Freighter Santa Rosalia Be
calmed in Alcoholic Doldrums
Outside Golden Gate
Nine marine firemen and vast quan
tities of John Barleycorn were respon
sible for the return this afternoon of
the big British freighter Santa Rosa
lia, which merrily departed this port
last night, bound for the United King
From the time the vessel left Its
berth until it became becalmed in al
coholic doldrums near the lightship off
the heads last night lt was nine ma
rine firemen and John Barleycorn ver
sus engine room steam —and the steam
lost out. j,"
"When the report of the ship's pre
dicament first reached San Francisco
It was believed that serious trouble
was being encountered by the ship's
officers, as police aid was sought.
After placing the men In custody
for action at the hands of the British
consulate, the remainder of the Rosa
lia's crew "turned to" on an extended
search of the ship for hidden intoxi
Captain Fritchard's unofficial log
would read: Nine marine firemen
boarded ship last night. Great quan
tities of liquor secreted on their per
sons. Firemen rapidly succumbed.
Lightship reached. Too much booze
and no steam. Ship anchored. Ten
bottles of liquor found. Then more
booze. Booz» all over! Steam evap
orates. Officers and remainder of crew
get busy and raise steam. More liquor
found. Reach port after hazardous
journey. Never again."
Bulgarian Officer
Worsted in Duel by
Pierre Loti's Proxy
PARIS, Nov. 19.—Acting on behalf
of Pierre Loti, the famous playwright
and essayist, George Brelttmayer,
jurist and one of the best swordsmen
in France, today fought a secret duel
in this city with Lieutenant Torkoff
of the Bulgiarlan army.
Torkoff challenged Lotl to a duel
last month because of accusations of
cruelty made by Loti against Bulga
rian soldiers in the Balkan war. Lotl
refused to heed the challenge, but 30
of his friends accepted. Brelttmayer,
because of his skill, was the one
chosen to fight.
The Frenchman was the victor,
wounding the Bulgarian in the breast.
Women Throng Court
For Schmidt Trial
NEW YORK, Nov. 19. —A hundred
curious women today besieged the
criminal court building, clamoring for
admission to the chambers of Judge
Foster, when the trial of Hans
Schmidt, the priest who killed Anna
Aumuller, dismembered her body and
threw the parts into the Hudson, was
Burglar Steals $1,600
Worth of Eyeglasses
Placing a ladder to the rear tran
som in the ocularium of Henry Kahn,
C 45 Market street, a burglai early to
day effected an entrance to the store
and stole eyeglasses and other arti
cles to the value of $1,600. The bur
glary was not discovered until the
clerk opened the store at 8 o'clock
this morning.
Four detectives have been assigned
to the case, but have secured no
clews yet.
"Aigrette Law" Also
Bars Feathers Used
For Fishing Flies
Disciples of Izaak Walton Up in
Arms Over Latest Twist Given
New Statute
Now it is milady's turn to laugh.
The overworked American husband,
who has been hiding a broad grin be
hind his hand since Uncle Sam began
tearing aigrettes and other fine feath
ers from imported hats, has suddenly
become all sympathy for his sorrow
ing spouse. The new law hits him as
well. Imported feathers for fishing
flies are also tabooed.
United States Inspector of Customs
Mail Wilcox declares that feathers for
files are under the ban, as the govern
ment edict prohibits inportation of the
plumage of all wild birds. Disciples
of Izaak Walton are up in arms, espe
cially as the law has a peculiar twist
which allows the fly as a finished
product to enter from foreign parts,
but will not permit the feathers to
come in alone.
Women Grand Jurors
Dine at Poor Farm
The Can Mateo county grand jury,
which is composed of 11 women and
eight men, was entertained at lunch
eon today at the county poor farm.
The investigators insisted in sitting
at the same table with the aged and
indigent wards of the county. They
expressed themselves as pleased with
the conditions at the almshouse. The
women members of the Jury were
lighted to learn that none of their sex
is among the inmates at the farm. "It
only shows ttiat women are better
able to take care of themselves than
men.'" remarked Airs. i.. H. Mcßoskey.
one of the jury women.
Fifteen Civic Clubs
Indorse Pier at Beach
Unanimous indorsement of the pro
posed amusement pier at the ocean
beach is formally expressed by the
Ocean View Improvement club in a
resolution tiled with the supervisors
Residents of the district state in the
communication that they depend al
most entirely upon the beach for rec
reation and amusement and have long
been advocating the construction of
such an improvement as the eastern
capitalists now desire to build. This
Is the fifteenth civic organization to
indorse the project
Jury Looks for Thaw's
$18,000 Slush Fund
POCGHKEEPSIE, N. V., Nov. 19.—
Following the report that $18,000 was
sent here by Harry K. Thaw to help
defeat Judge Frank Hasbrouck, who
once ruled against him. the grand Jury
has begun an investigation. A few
witnesses were heard and adjourn
ment was taken until next week.
The grand Jury was about to ad
journ for the term when Dr. Pringle,
head of the Citizens* league here, com
plained to the district attorney about
alleged wholesale buying of votes.
Judge Hasbrouck was defeated at the
last election.
Says He Gave Sulzer
Boodle in Bathroom
NEW YORK, Nov. 19.—Testifying
at the political graft investigation,
George H. McGuire of Syracuse ad
mitted this afternoon that he had
given $3,500 to Governor Sulzer. Part
of the money was given to the gov
ernor in a bathroom of a Syracuse
hotel. He said he gave the money to
Sulzer simply on the Impulse of the
moment because he was sorry fox him.
McCombs Envoy? Non,
Says Matin of Paris
PARIS, Nov. 19.—The newspaper
Matin announced today it has secured
positive information that William F.
McCombs has definitely refused the
American ambassadorship to France.
Frederick Allen, a New York lawyer,
is mentioned as a probable successor
to Myron T. Herrick, the present am
Sculptor Jones Submits to
Operation in Hope of Sav
ing Sculptor Florio
Vernon H. Jones, a sculptor in the
employ of the exposition company, in
an effort to save the life of his friend,
8. E. Florio, also employed by the
exposition as a sculptor, is submit
ting to a blood transfusion operation
in the central emergency hospital
Florio yesterday underwent an
operation- for tonsilltls In the Lane
hospital. He returned to his apart
ments, 1327 O'Farrell street, last
night. During the night some time
the'bandages slipped from his throat
and started the blood flowing from
the incision of the tonsils. When
discovered he was nearly dead from
loss of blood. This morning Florio
was taken to the central emergency
hospital, where it was said he could
live but a few hours, the only hope
of his recovery being by blood trans
Jones, who has been with his friend
since midnight, promptly volunteered
to furnish the blood. Drs. Lewis and
Michelson and K. J. Best made the
necessary operations, and in a short
time Jones' blood was ffiowly flowing
into the impoverished blood vessels
of Florio.* The latter's condition is
very critical and the physicians
would not say whether or not the
transfusion would succeed In saving
Klorio'a life.
Florio but recently arrived from
New York.
Bay Dragged to Find
Civil Engineer's Body
The Point Reyes life saving crew
Is dragging the bay today trying to
find the body of Charles F. Drew, a
civil engineer, who is believed to have
been drowned while on a hunting trip
When Drew did "not return to his
home in Inverness yesterday his
friends became anxious. Near the
shore of I.imantour bay the posse
found Drew's horse tied to a tree.
An empty boat, in which he is sup
pose to have put out to sea, was found
turned turtle.
Drew is 27 years old and lived with
his mother.
Skipper Divorces Wife
Who Loved to Slay
"I'd just as soon kill you as eat
my breakfast. And you wouldn't be
the first man I've killed."
Because W. R- Loch, captain of a
coastwise schooner, proved that his
wife, Julia A. Loch, made the above
declaration 16 days after they were
married, Superior Judge Cabanlss
this morning granted the husband an
interlocutory decree of divorce.
Loch, is 60 years old and his wife
56. They were married two years
ago in this city.
"Monahan Twins" Will
Feature in Parade
SAN JOSE, Nov. 19.—"The Monahan
twins," of. whom their father, Thomas
Monahan, is prouder than his position
as mayor of San Jose or president of
the Native Sons of the Golden West,
are to be conspicuously featured In
the big parad eof Native Sons and
Daughters in San Francisco November
22. Harry Mulcrevy, chairman of the
committee of arrangements, writes
Informing Mayor Monahan that he,
Mrs. Monahan and the twins will oc
cupy an automobile decorated with
colored electric lights and that they
will lead the procession Saturday
night from Masonic hall in San Fran
cisco to Native Sonst hall.
H —STATEMENT MADE BY A. B. CLARK, one of the passengers held up on train.
Prince and; Princess Sulkowski and (below) Clara Melcher.
Charged With Violating White Slave Act in Bringing Vienna
Woman to This Country
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19f—Exile
from the United States is the price
Prince Stanislaus Sulkowski must pay
for bringing Maria Melcher, a Vienna
washer woman into this country and
deserting her on the eve of his mar
riage to a Los Angeles heiress. Prin
cess Sulkowski, until recently Miss
Freese, a society belle of this city,
may visit her friends and home, but
should her husband venture within
the confines of the United States he
will be arrested by federal authori
ties and brought to trial on charges
of violating the Mann white slave
The federal grand Jury of Los An
geles yesterday brought an indict
ment against the prince.
This comes as a climax to the sen
sational night of the prince and prin
cess two months ago across the
Sierras and up to Canada, with fed
eral officers in pursuit.
I —
This was their honeymoon, and they
had the fortune of eluding the gov
ernment sleuths.
From Canada they continued to the
orient on their honeymoon, planning
to return to this city, but now they
will be prohibited from returning.
Maria Melcher charged the prince
with bringing her from Austria and
deserting her on the eve of his mar
riage to Miss Freese.
The Melcher woman has been de
S. P. Lumber Rate
Increase is Held Ud
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.—The in
terstate commerce commission today
suspended the proposed increase on
lumber over the Southern Pacific rail
way from points In California to
points in Nevaad two years from
January 1.
If Limited Passenger Fails to
Identify Him Case Falls j
and Jail Doors Will
"Positively this is not the man who
threatened to take my life when he
was robbing the California mail near
Richmond. I saw the bandit un
masked. This man has not a point
in common with the bandit."—State
ment by Dr. A. B. Clark, who saw
Fiske at the city prison late this
Unless the postal authorities make
an unexpected move, Fiske will be
released and his name cleared of sus
picion before night.
This afternoon Conductor Watson
retracted his positive identification
of yesterday and declared he now
sees a decided difference in the ap
pearance of Fiske and that of the
Brakeman Wright at the same
time, in the office of the district at
torney at Martinez, said: "I do not
think he is the man."
Unless Dr. A. B. Clark of Honolulu,
who was a passenger, positively Iden
tifies Edward A. Fiske as the daring
outlaw who robbed trainmen and pas
sengers on the rear Pullman of the
California Mail near Richmond Friday
evening, the elegant San Mateo soci
ety man will be released from the city
prison this afternoon.
So declared Patrick Kindelon. chief
Continued on Pn*re 2. Colnmn %
What you really need
is an "Equipoise" eyeglass if
your old style are uncomfortable
and slide off your nose. "Equi
poise" are scarcely noticeable oa
the face and adjust themselves
Wear "Equipoise."
W. D. Fennimor* A. R Fennlmor*
181 Post St. I Francisco
2508 Mission St f
1221 Broadway (CI-Hocm) Oakland

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