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f'AU, AXD POST. VOL. M. NO. 143.
Striking Lineman Kills Foe; Escapes
Fugitive, Who Fired on Lead
ing Resident in Quarrel,
Is Hemmed In
SANTA CRUZ. Dec. 12.—Lot Mor
•eil wa.s shot and killed on Two Bar
•reek lest night by James Benton, a
itriking lineman. The man had quar
The scene of the shooting was about
bur miles above Boulder creek. Mor
tal is a leading resident of Boulder
rreek. Benton escaped, but his cap
ture by posses is expected soon.
After the shooting Benton went to
Foulder creek, changed his blood
rained clothes and fled. Sheriff
Fsaft&h was'" called to the scene of
he killing shortly after midnight.
YVith Benton unable to get out of
. the country except by some overland
.rails through a wild, mountainous
flstriet, it is believed he will be
;aught by the posses now in pursuit.
Although no one witnessed the
juarrel the wordy war was heard by
rlose residents, but no attention was
laid to it until the shot was heard.
I'ersons rushing to the scene found
vlorrell dead with a great wound in
lis head:
J. S. Fleet Reports
All O. K. by Wireless
Sy Asiociated Press.
-.elegraph to Siasconset, Mass), Dec.
,2.—The American warships returning
?rom their visit to European ports
were south of Newfoundland at 8
s'clock last night, at which hour they
were 1,030 miles from New York. Per
'ect weather prevailed.
Famishing Antelope
Fed by "Handouts"
By Associated Press.
GREELEY, Col.. Dec. 12.—Gaunt
from hunger and thirst, a band of
■even wild antelope entered the cor
»orate limits of Greeley In search of
■ 'ood. Driven from the snow-covered
Sills and plains, the animals forgot
their timidity, and ate freely of the
bountiful supplies of food which
housewives on the east side of town
threw to them.
Mermaid Now Paddling
Through "Big Ditch"
COLON, Dec. 12.—Elaine Goldlng of
New York swam from the five-mile
»uoy at Cristobal to the lower Gatun
<>ck late yesterday. It is the purpose
»f Miss Goldlng to swim the entire
ength of the canal. She will continue
ier effort today.
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Prompt and
Holiday Service
Glove and Merchandise
Orders Issued
See Regular Ad on Page 3

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The Only Evening: Paper in San Francisco Having: Both the Associated Press and International News Service
S. F. Man Jailed
as U. S. Officer Is
Fired On in Street
Major George C. Thorpe of Naval
Prison Has Narrow Escape From
Wouldbe Assasin's Bullet
PORTSMOUTH. N. H. Dec. 12.—A
daring attempt to assassinate Major
George C. Thorpe, commandant of the
naval prison at Kittery. Me., failed
today only because of the poor
marksmanship of the would be mur
derer. The bullet fired, the police
say, by Frederick Richard of San
Francisco, hissed by the head of the
officer, but missed its mark by an
Major Thorpe had just stepped out
of the door of the New Hampshire
National bank when he was confront
ed by a man armed with a revolver.
The man raised his weapon and fired,
but, fortunately, with poor aim.
Richard, who was almost Immedi
ately arrested by the police and dis
armed, is a former United States
naval sailor, who was dishonorably
discharged. It is supposed that he
holds Major Richards in some way
accountable for his disgrace.
Girl Lured to Room,
Lure dto a room at 1717 Ellis street
early this morning. 17 year old Tessie
St. Clair, 46 Arlington street .was at
tacked by three men. two of whom
were arrested. They are Gus Marino
and Joseph Lynch, both living at the
Ellis street address. Both men are
charged with a serious offense.
According to the story told the
police by Miss St. Clair, who was
take nto the juvenile detention home,
she was walking in Fillmore street
near Ellis when she was accosted by
an unidentified man and Induced to go
to Marino's room. Detectives, an
swering her cries, broke down the
Letters of Early U. S.
Leaders Under Hammer
By Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12.—Nearly
1,000 autograph letters and documents
from members of the continental con
gress, presidents of the United States,
officers of the revolutionary war,
signers of the declaration of inde
pendence and colonial governors, be
longing to the late Elliot Danforth's
collection, were placed on sale at
auction yesterday afternoon. A letter
from John Blair of Virginia to Ben
jamin Harrison, declining to be a
member of congress, wag sold for JSOO.
Railroad President
Is Ousted by Hill
PORTLAND, Dec. 12.— J. H. Young,
president of the North Bank railroad,
was summarily discharged Saturday
at St. Paul by James J. Hill. Carl
Gray, vice president, is also slated for
retirement. It is reported that John
F. Stevens is about to take charge in
Gray's place.
Rolph in Boston to
Study Water Supply
BOSTON. Dec. 12.—Mayor James
Rolph Jr. of San Francisco is in Bos
ton to study the Boston water supply
in preparation for San Francisco's
plan to bring its water from the
Hetch Hetchy valley, if President Wil
son signs the bill passed by Congress.
Girl Killed, Two Hurt,
When Bomb Explodes
: Br Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Dec. 12.—A bomb sent
iby express exploded and instantly
killed a young woman employe in an
uptown bottling works today and in
jured two men employes. The girl's
head wat nearly torn off.
Fireman Crushed
At $500,000 Blaze
By Associated Press.
COHOES. N. V.. Dec. 12.—Fire in the
heart of the city's business section
early today was subdued only after a
dozen buildings and manufacturing
plants had hern destroyed, with a loss
of half a million dollars. One flre
ataa wu badly hurt by a falling wall.
$1,500 Monthly Allowance Is
Asked of Estate; lawyers
Promise Exposures
Disclosures which will eclipse the
Slingsby changeling case and that of
Evslyn Nesbit Thaw's son, are fore
shadowed in a suit filed today by
David Jennings Baird asking for a
monthly allowance of $1,500 from the
$1,000,000 estate of the late David .1.
David Baird Jr. was born December
7, 1906. The suit says he is the son
of David Baird and Lydia Valencia
Baird; that for more than a year pre
ceding his birth nis mother and
father were married, and that after
his birth the father publicly acknowl
edged the child as ftls son.
Judge Coffey today set February lg
for the trial. Mrs. Veronica C. Baird,
the mother, and Miles, Benjamin and
Tom Baird, brothers, of the deceased
millionaire, have filed notice of a
bitter contest.
Young Baird and his mother. Dodie
Valencia, are represented by Bishop,
Hoefler, Cook & flarwood, Raymond
L. Benjamin, assistant attorney gen
eral, and Timothy J. Lyons. Lyons
withdrew from the case today. It
was intimated that Bishop, Hoefler,
Cook & Harwood would do likewise,
and that District Attorney Fickert
would succeed them.
Mrs. Veronica Baird and her sons
are represented by John F. Partridge.
Harry I. Stafford represented Miles
Baird. Partridge said:
"This boy has no claim on David
Baird or the Baird estate. Tf his ad
visers persist In prosecuting the peti.
tion there will be a scandal that will
equal in notoriety either the Slingsby
or Thaw baby case."
Baird died on November 26, 1908.
Flirt, Slapped by
Woman, Knocks Her
Down by Jaw Punch
A stinging slap on the cheek from
Mrs. G. Blick, with whom a stranger
tried to flirt last night while she was
walking with another woman in Eddy
street between Taylor and Jones,
changed the flirt into a brute. He
struck back, knocking her down.
The women screamed. The man and
his companion fled.
Policeman Peter Wtialen heard the
scream, but a description of the men
Is al! the police have to work on.
Mrs. Blrek resides at the Hamlin
hotel, 337 Eddy street.
War Declared Against
Indecent Pictures
The sale of irMecent pictures, par
ticularly on postcards, is to be stopped
in the city, and nine warrants were
sworn out yesterday against dealers
by the Juvenile Protective associa
tion. One of these is against John
Doe Gartside. Last Wednesday Cap
tain Duke filed charges with the po
lice commission against Policeman
Charles Gartside, alleging that Gart
side was in the picture postcard busi
The warrants against the nine deal
er's were issued by Judge Wiley F.
Crist. The firms named In them are
Marks & Fink, A. H. Rademacker,
John Doe Gartside, John Doe Shapro.
J. Pearson. E. J. Brown, R. Rieger and
F. F. Bowman.
Locks Daughter in
Jail; Arrests Men
By Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12.—Lucy Hall,
13 years old, in now In the detention
home, where her father. Patrolman
James Hall, locked her, afteV obtain
ing: leave of absence from his post
and arresting lier himself. Last night
Hall went out again and arrested two
men, James F, Rogers and Ness Gaby,
whom he charged with enticing bis
daughter away from home.
All Tokyo Tango Mad,
Drops Native Dances
For New Yankee Rag
Vice Mayor Here Says Japan Is
Adopting Our Ways From Trot
ting to Forming Trusts *
Tokyo is dance mad, and the geisha
girls, famous in song and poetry for
their sinuous grace in executing .their
native dances, have abandoned them
in favor of the tango. In palace and
native bamboo cabaret the tango is
all tae rage. . . .
Sitting in the tea room of the St.
Francis this morning. Dr. D. Tagawa,
vice mayor of Tokyo, rubbed his
sparse white whiskers and bemoaned
the fact that Japan is "copying Amer
• ie»n- < ufttoms and institutions, from
the most freakish of dances to the
biggest of trusts."
"Vcs. they have the tango in To
kyo," he said. "Buddah only knows
what will be the outcome. Every
body's doin* it. First it started in
the American colony and then it swept
like a whirlwind to the natives, who
think It immense."
Doctor Tagawa is in San Francisco
to study what he calls "trust bust
ing" methods of the government.
Pressman Beaten
and Left for Dead;
Blames Strikers
Joseph L. Drummond Assaulted for
Second Time and May Not
Set upon by a gang, whom he de
clares are striking press feeders. Jo
seph L. Drummond, employed as a
feeder for the Union Lithograph com
pany, 741 Harrison street, was beaten
into insensibility shortly before 8
O'clock this morning. The attack
occurred at the corner of Fourth and
Mission streets, aa Drummond was on
his way to work. The assailants hid
in a doorway, and as Drummond
passed they Jumped out from behind
and struck him on the head with some
blunt instrument.
Recovering enough to stagger into
the southern police station. Drum
mond was loaded into a patrol wagon
and taken to the central emergency
Drummond was later removed to his
hotel, where he is reported to be in a
serious condition.
This attack is the second within two
months in which Drummond has fig
ured as the victim.
N. Y. Gunmen Fight
Pistol Battle in
Packed Streetcar
War Over Policing Six-Day "Bike"
Race at Madison Square Makes
Shots Fly
NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—Fifty shots
were fired this morning near the
Fourth avenue entrance of Madison
Square garden in a battle between
two gangs that have infested the
garden at the six day bicycle race.
A Madison avenUe streetcar was
commandeered by one element as a
While bullets whistled in all direc
tions passengers threw themselves
face downward on the floor.
The police were prompt in reaching
the scene, but the combatants Jumped
into automobiles and escaped.
So far as is known no one was hurt,
a remarkable fact in view of the pro
miscuous shooting.
It is said that the battle started
over the right of rival leaders to fur
nish "strong arm" men for special
police work in the garden.
Unpaid Notes for
Apparel Start Suit
Following on the heels of a suit
for the cost of their daughter's trous
seau, Willia mand Mildred Uridge,
formerly of Piedmont, were sued to
day for two promissory notes, aggre
gating more than 110,000. which were
given Raphael Weill A Co. to cover
purchases for feminine apparel. F,
G. Davis, as assignee for the notes,
brought both suits. A note given on
May 2. 1912, covered purchases, it is
aMki* «tUOA« fthft «Bg* ISfSjve
year* _ w
Johnson for Senator and
Heney for Governor Is the
Latest Political Slate
Francis J. Heney will ru nfor gov
ernor of California if Governor John
son decides to be a candidate for the
United States senate to succeed Sena
tor Perkins. He takes this position,
he Says, on his own initiative, with
out the advice of any leader in the
progressive party, and Governor John
son has been aware of his decision
since last Saturday, when tiia progres
sive conference was held here. What
ever Johnson decides. Heney will be
a candidate, either for the senate or
theg overnor's chair, until the polls
In. a statement explaining his posi
tion, Heney said today:
"More than four months ago I an
nounced my candidacy for the United
States senate ami commenced an ac
tive campaign for the nomination. I
did so upon my own initiative, because
I believe in both the spirit and the
letter of the direct primary law and
that no number of persons less than
a majority of the voters of the pro
gressive party have any right to de
cide who shall be the candidate of
that party for any office, or who
should present his name to such vot
ers for consideration and action. At
th" time I took this action I firmly
believed Governor Johnson would be
a candidate for re-election, and that
he did not desire to become a candi
date for the United States senate at
this time."
"Three years ago, shortly after his
election, I told Governor Johnson that,
if he should conclude to become a
candidate for the United States sen
ate to succeed Honorable George C.
Perkins, I would gladly support him.
and that if he did not so conclude I
would become a candidate for that
position myself. Last Saturday fore
noon I was advised that Governor
Johnson might desire to become a
candidate for the United States sen
ate. I promptly offered to retire from
the contest for the nomination and
to support him actively and earnestly
in the primaries for the nomination
and afterward for the election, if he
so desired to do. At that time I was
convinced from the many assurances
of support which I had received from
friends and leaders in the progressive
movement throughout this state that
my nomination was assured, and I
still so believe, in the event that Gov
ernor Johnson shall decide that he
does not care to become a candidate
for that office,"
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Men's Furnishings
London "West End"
See Regular Ad on Page 3
$250,000 RANSOM
the Mexican
"Joan of
Arc," at the
head of the
Brigade in
Villa's army
Son of Richest Man in Mexico Faces Execution Unless Vast
Sum Is Paid at Once
EL PASO, Dec. 12.—Luiz Terrazas
Jr. has not yet been executed.
At 9 o'clock this morning General
Benavtdes, Jefe de Las Annas of
Juarez, talked with Genera! Villa
through the medium of the direct
army wire.
"Why kill the goose that lays the
golden eggs?" Villa is reported to
have said. %
General Villa has demanded a ran
som of $250,000 gold to release the
multi-millionaire's oldest son.
According to General Benavides,
General Terrazas Sr. has been ap
prised of Villa's demand, and has ar
ranged to send the money at once to
save his son's life. He was informed
of the news at Presidio, and at first
disbelieved it, but later, it is reported,
arranged to have the money trans
ferred to Chihuahua.
The Americans bringing the news
to El Paso claim that the British con-
By Associated Brett.
WASHINGTON. Deo. 12.—With her
starboard main shaft broken and sev
eral of her compartments flooded, the
battleship Vermont is limping toward
Hampton roads on her return from the
Mediterranean cruise, under convoy
of the battleship Delaware and the
colliers Orion and Jason. The acci
dent occurred at 3:45 a. m. yesterday
and at 8 o'clock last night the Ver
mont was 1.200 miles from Hampton
roads and 600 miles from Bermuda.
ARRAS, France. Dec. 12.—Jack
Johnson and his wife were injured
today when their automobile, in which
they were en route to Paris, collided
with safety gate* at a railroad cross
ing. Both wera cut-on the head.
¥ • ■»■■• ■
811] was prevented from appealing to
his country, and that he had called
on the American consul for aid.
General Mercado. approaching Oji
naga to reinforce it with cannon and
machine guns against the imminent
attack by Villa's men, is cut off to
the west of La Mula pass and faces
Generals Salazar and Orozco re
ported they believed Mercado would
be captured and cut to pieces, and
that they themselves were hemmed
in and feared for their safety. Nei
ther Salazar nor Orozco can escape
to American soil with any safety, as
warrants in the hands of United
States special agents await their ar
rival on American soil. They would
be Immediately arrested on old
charges of violating the neutrality
Fortification preparations continue
at Ojinaga.
SANTA MONICA, Dec. 12.—As the
result of an effort to protect her four
year-old son Walter Jr. from Injury.
Mrs. Walter Belasco, sister-in-law of
David Belasco, la a patient in St.
Catherine's hospital today. She is
suffering from a wound received at
the Kay Bee moving picture camp in
Santa Ynez canyon, when a gun ex
ploded as lt was thrown into a wagon
in which Mrs. Belasco and her son
were riding.
Mrs. Belasco was formerly Miss
Maudie McNeil of San P'rancisco.
• me of the assistant property men
picked up one of the guns and started
to toss it into the wagon.
The gun struck Mrs. Belasco in the
shoulder and exploded, the wadding
sinking deep into the flesh.
In a moment her clothing ignited.
The tire spread to tha child/a bale
EL PASO, Tex., Dec 12.—Gatmi
for food and drink, their faces and
hands sandNrtit and painfully nw.
from the sun scorched winds of day
an dthe frost tinged winds of night*
the Chihuahua refugees continue to
stumble into Presidio and relief.
The story' of Domingo Iroygeiry,
millionaire and father in law of Guil
iermo Porras, acting civil governor'
of Chihuahua, reveals as near as pos
sible the horrors experienced by the
refugees, who trudged miles across a
desert waste to escape "Pancho"
Senor Iroygoity arrived in El Paso
ill from exhaustion and exposure.
"It has been called the "Jornado
del Mue.rte" —journey of death—be be
gan. "Such it was. On every hand
the grim sceptre stalked. I remem
ber one occasion vividly. W» had.
been on the march five days. .Our
water was' lo wand foul. Our food
was scarce. A woman of the lower
• lass, a camp follower, had given
birth t>. a child. The caravan was
halted te> usher into the world a new
life. That was about 2 p. m., when
the sun is hottest on the sand.
"That night, with the chill of dark,
ness, the babe and its mother passed
away. Thus it was almost every
night. Death overshadowed the miles 1
on miles of glowing campfires.
"We fled Villa on November
?S. The soldiers took everything
tlity needed from the citizens. Tha
plazas in Chihuahua were filled with
slaughter pens. Seven trains were
loaded with household goods, arms
and ammunition. On November 8$
the trains left. At Falomir trip head
engine blew up. All on th« trains
Were then force dto walk 112 milos.
"The federals then burned the
trains, buried the cannon and am
munition to save them from Villa.
The days were hot and the nights
were cold, food was scarce and tha
water foul. People died almost every
night. There was but one death dur
ing daylight. A lad fell exhausted
from the weary tramp and hunger.
He was uncomplaining to the last.
He died a few hours later in a
wealthy Mexican's wagon.
"Throughout the long tramp wa
were harassed by rebel skirmishers.
Dissention among the soldiers caused
trouble. Kivt were executed for try
ing to start a mutiny. After nln*
days of hell we found relief In Pre
$10,000,000 LOSS TO COLONISTS '
B/ Associated Frets.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12.—Revolu
tion in Mexico has cost Mormon col
onists from the United States mora
than $10,000,000.
This was the statement credited to
day to President Joseph Smith of tha
Mormon church, who is here on his
return from a visit to .the refugees
in Arizona and southern California,
The church head also said he favored
a plan for the exiled colonists to set
tle where they now are, instead ol
returning to Mexico when condition!
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