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NUMBER OF ITEMS IN YESTERDAYS •
CALL 218 t
♦ Chronicle 201 ♦
Examiner 158 *
+ Both Quantity and Quality in The Call t
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VOLUME CXI I.—NO. 173.
Armistice Causes Intermission In Great War
MANIAC CAUSES
POLICE FRIGHT
WITH DYNAMITE
Calls at Los Angeles Headquar
ters With Infernal Machine
Primed for Destruction
Terror Seizes Courts While Offi
cials Humor Crank and
Finally Slug Him
Was Out to "Get" Biggest
Man of Southern Pacific
Company
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19. —Armed
•with an Infernal machine con
taining , enough dynamite to de
stroy an entire city block, a bot
tle of nitroglycerin and a 45 caliber
revolver, a masked maniac took pos
session of the central police station to
day and held It for more than an
hour, while the hundreds of occupants
of the boilding and those for blocks
around, panic stricken, sought the
safety of distance.
When Detective James Hosick
knocked the man unconscious with a
leather billy after slipping behind him.
the fuse of the Infernal machine auto
matically "was ignited and -without
thinking of the consequences. Detec
tive Samuel L. Browne carried the box
outside, the fu*se spluttering and spit
ting sparks and hurled it into the
street.
Scattered Over Street
Sticks of high power dynamite scat
tered over the pavement, while hun
dreds of spectators stood, apparently
paralyzed by fright, awaiting a de
tonation that would send them into
eternity. Through a freak of chance
there was no explosion and Browne
< ki ' . IK* Sticks of dyna
te and jumping on the fuse until he
broken the connections and ex
tinguished the fire.
Albert Henry Davis, the maniac, en
tered the outer room of Chief of Po
lice Sebastian's office at 11 o'clock this
morning:. His faro and head were
rr nipletely covered with a grotesque
mask and lie carried in his arm? a
large bo\ covered with cloth. The box
was strapped around his shoulders and
:<-s"mhlei] a small hand organ.
ai startled and then amused by
th«» strange spectacle. Police Sergeant
11. C. ililf, who suspected a practical
]<r<l the man what he wanted,
pot enough dynamite in here
o« 1:55 all into eternity," he said,
"and T want you to send for the high
est official of the Southern Pacific rail
road."
"This Is No Joke"
The masked visitor rested the box
on a filing cabinet and Assistant Dis
t Attorney R. O. Graham, who was
in the office, started joking with him.
"This is no joke," said Davis. "I
mean business and if you don't believe
it try to take this away from me. My
hand is fastened in this box and if I
pull it out —bang—we all die."
They began to realize that it was no
:-.ke.
Davia then walked into the office of
Police Secretary C. IE. Snively, which
often* into the private office of Chief
Sebastian, and repeated his request that
Continued on Page 2, Column 3
LOST AND FOUND
FOUND—IF THF. SAN FB.AXCISCO PHYSI
CIAN WHO LOST AN OLD FASHIONED
HENRY COTTIER. GUIS* WATCH IX OK
NEAR LOS ANGELES EARLY IN THH FALL
OF 1900 WILL COMMCNK ATE WITH THE
CALL'S INFORMATION BIREAU AND PROP
ERLY IDENTIFY THE WATCH, SAME WILL
BE PROMPTLY RESTORED TO HftS POS
SESSION.
INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS
Pag* , . 1
. . tied Public J ;
Wanted „
. fnts *,
.Apartments Wauled •;*
icota • ,:
Arcbitecta \.] I
Aamrtn *' 19
AstroJogy • • • • *5|
Atkins. Robert S -j
Aftomeje •;
A uot ions •- n *.',
Automobiles ia I
Kat.y Carriages J ™ i
Barhers and Supplies Hi
Board for ctiild'ren *fi
}* I
- - J* '
BuKlneea Peraooala I^!
- Wanted ** I
Huttons mid Pleating i *f\
Clea»f«g Si
(HtHrrh and I»r;ifn<->s J*
rhildfen's Chairs ':*
city Ileal Estate JJ 1
Clairvoyants Jr
Cottage* to Let }-M
Country Ken) Estate ;•■• ';, j
Deafness and Catarrh ■•■ J
]>»>nti.-t< **
I»f>e ami 1 "m Hi>s|iitßl« ];
Doll Carriaces j
fluking HI
Kducatiooal ]j-
Kilers Musir Company 10
Kilis. Cbrstcr B. '
Kujployruent 0
Employment W*aet*«l( Male» JSJ
Kmployment Wanteri (Kemale) jgl
Female Hr| n Wanted } -
Files Ret-ijt ■•• '21
Financial 14, J' I
Flata to T>-t ]■> '
I- latP <o Lr-t • KorniKhed •J*
For Sale —M ;- • - i
Frederk-ks it ( «]
Furnished Api Si
iurniture For Sale •*]
Purs h. !
•i< rumrx SaTings Bank '' j
c;«Je*.u. Julius S '*
Hair ("ioods •• '" j
riayward Real Estate J*
Horecs, Harness, Wagons iv •
EIGHTEEN PAGES-SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1912.r-PAGES ITO 10.
Women Needed
(Must Be Pretty)
To Uphold Laws
[Specie/ Dispatch to The Call]
CHICAGO, Nov. 19.—"\Vc
need more pretty women juve
nile officers." said Municipal
Judge Newcomer today when
Miss Carolyn Grimsby, a. juve
nile court attache, led Patrick
.Gorman, a switchman. 6 feet
tall and weighing more than
200 pounds, into court.
"Did you arrest this man?"
;i ked the court.
"Well, I—he consented to
come with me," Miss Grimsby
replied, blushing.
"It appears that pretty
women juvenile have
more influence with delinquent
husbands than husky police
men."' said the judge.
Gorman was fined $35 and
costs for disorderly conduct.
"Lucky" Baldwin's
Estate Is Swollen to
Nearly $20,000,000
[Special Dispalch to The Call]
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 19.—Two bulky
documents containing the final ac
counting and statement of the $20,
--000,000 estate of the late Elias J.
(Lucky* Baldwin, prominent horseman
and owner of vast tracts of land
throughout the state, was filed today
with Judge James Rives of the pro
bate court by H. K. Unruh, executor.
According to the figures presented in
the accounting, the estate to date is
valued at $17,430,506.03. This does not
include some real estate up for sale at
present and other securities which, it
is believed, will swell the total to
$20.000.00^
Tn 1909 the estate was estimated to
be worth $11,606,995.01. while now. with
all Incttmbraneea cleared, it is worth
close to {20,000,000.
The heirs who will share the $20,
--000.008 are Clara Baldwin Stc-eker and
Anita Baldwin McLaughery, both
daughters.
S. F. WOMAN GETS TWO
YEARS IN VANCOUVER
Mrs. Jane Bradford Convicted
in Bad Check Deal
VANCOUVER, B. C Nov. 19—Mrs.
Jane Bradford, who says she owns
property in San Francisco and who
came here in September, was sentenced
by Judge Mclnnes in the county court
to two years in prison for fraud. Mrs.
Bradford was charged with defrauding
tne real estate firm of Dayid McClurg
of $500 by means of a worthless check.
OLDEST MAN IN SOLANO
COUNTY PASSES AWAY
Andrew Jackson Mayfield Suc
cumbs to Burden of Years
[Specie/ Dispatch to The Call]
FAIRFIELD, Nov. 19. —Andrew Jack
son Mayfield, said to be the oldest*
man in Solano county, is dead at his
home near here. He was about 90
years of age and had been a resident
of Solano county for many years.
COMMONS ADOPTS NEW
HOME RULE RESOLUTION
Financial Measure Replaces One
Defeated November 11
LONDON, Nov. 19.—The house of com-
mons, by a vote of 318 to 207, adopted
; tonight the new financial resolution , of
j the home rule bill. This replaces the
I resolution defeated November 11.
Page.
FTotpls 14
How w< to I>et < In furnished J U
Information Bureau 12
Information Wante<l 12
liiKfPts Kxterminated VI
Invalid Chain* 12
Intestinentx 14
Ke|leh»M- & Browne 11
Lodging Houses for Sa!p 14
Ixjst and Found 12
Lumber for Sale 13
Male Help Wanted :. \%
Maternity Homes 12
Matrimonial 12
Medical 12
Meeting*—Lodges ♦ ■ ■ • 12
MiKceUanvoot Wants 12
Money to Ixian 14
Money to Loan —KeaJ K-!;ite 14
Musical Instruments 12
Xatban-Dohnnann ( o . 11
Notary Pabltc , 12
Oakland Bottee* to Let i I'nfnrnishedt 13
Oakland K'lil Estate 13
O'Connor, Moffatl & Co , 18
Office* an>l Store*, Oakland 13
Patent Attorneys 12
PeraofMlfi • 12
Physicians 12
RailroH.i Tim<- Tables 15
Ueal Estate to Rxehange 13
Kfdw<v.,l City Heal Estate 13
Hi'-lirimiHl Reul Estate 13
Etoemi wrifl Board Offered 14
Rooms for Housekeeping 13, 14
Rooms to Let H'lirnishfi and Infurnished).. 13
Hacrameoto Valley Lands 13
ii aud Solicitors .*.... \2
Samuels. I). 10
Sanatorium for, Sale 12
Sau Mateo Real F.state 13
Santa Clara Heal Kstat* 13
Cnw fl'-al B>tate 13
Senium Marhfoea 12
Something for Soractfaing—To Eschanpe 12
Si»irltua!i«tn U
gtammerinx 12
;iis LaAda 13
Stean).-hi|t*; 15
Storajri.- nni] Worlßg Vatif , 12
Triisse.- 12
Typewriters «nd Snppliee 12
Window Shades 13 |
THE CALL
FOUR GUNMEN
MUST DIE IN
ELECTRIC CHAIR
"Gyp the Blood," "Lefty Louie,"
"Dago Frank" and "Whitey"
Lewis Guilty of Murder
Jury Returns With Verdict After
But Twenty Minutes of
Deliberation
Chronology of Events
In the Rosenthal Case
July Jβ— Herman Rosenthal wae
■hot wad killed.
July —lieutenant Char'.ee
Beeker inflicted for murder and
ar/mtH).
October s—"Blr Jack" Telia,
an Important wltneew. murdered.
October 7—Trial hearinw.
October 21— Testimony all in.
October 23—Summing; up of
both slrtFK.
October 25^—JnMfce Goff gave
the cane to the Jury. Tbe jury
retired at 4:08 to deliberate for
a verdict.
October 2.">— After pith I hour*
a verdict of nuiltv of murder in
tbe flnt degree vva* returned ;
against Becker.
\ovcmber I»—"l.efty I.'ouie."
"fiyp tbe Blood," "Whltey" J.ov»l*
and "IXijto Frank" Clroflcl are
found icullty of murder in the
llret decree.
NEW YORK. Nov. 19.—"Gyp the
Blood," "Lefty L.ouie, ,, "Dago Frank"
and '"Whitey" Lewie killed Herman
Rosenthal, the gambler, at the insti
gation <»f Charles Becker, and Hke
htm. must pay the penalty of death in
the electric chair. The jury which
has been hearing the evidence against
the four gunmen so decided today when
it returned against them a verdict of
murder in the first degree after but
twenty minutes of deliberation.
» The gunmen heard the verdict with
out show of emotion. They stood at
the bar, looking straight ahead as the 1
foreman of the jury rose to make !
known the results of its deliberations
and they continued to stare stolidly In
front of the bar until the formalities
of tht proceedings were concluded.
Appeal to Be Made
Formor Magistrate Charles G. J , .
"Wahle, counsel for the gunmen, an
nounced that he would appeal from the j
verdict and. as in the case of Becker,
months may elapse before their ulti
mate fate is determined.
When the prisoners were remanded
to their cells in the Tombs, they
turned and filed out. of the courtroom
with as firm a step as when they first
entered.
"Whitey" L.ewis—he who was the
most dramatic of the rour when he
testified on the witnes stand—alone
walked with head bowed.
Outside, "Liefty's" doll faced wife
wept on the shoulder of her husbanS's
father, who vainly tried to comfort
her. "Gyp's" wife, known as "Gyp's<
Ijilllan," "received the news In the
house of detention. The two other
gunmen are unmarried.
.Charge Takes Three Hours
The final day of the trial opened
with Justice Goff's charge to the Jury,
which occupied three hours. The
charge emphasized many points in the
testimony of the gunmen which the- i
prosecution, in its summing up, had
declared to be discrepancies, fatal to
the credibility of their stories.
"If the defendants' contention that
Rose and his companions, Webber, Val
lon and Schepps, shot Rosenthal, would
he have invited them around to the
Metropole hotel to the scene of the
shooting?" Judge Goff asked the jury.
"Did the defendants tell , the truth
when they said that they saw Rosen
thal shot and were near enough to dis
tinguish the faces of those who did the
shooting, but did See Rosenthal
fall?" he asked.
"Verdict Just,'* Says Whitman
/'The verdict was just, and will meet
the approval of all right thinking cit
izens," said District Attorney Whit
man tonight. "It means the beginning
of the end of 'gang rule' in New York
city.
"Webber, Rose and Vallon will be
released as soon as their attorney
makes an application fdr euch release.
Th«y will not run away—that I am
sure of. As for Schepps, he was only
held as a vagrant, and he certainly has
served his term. I shall not oppose
his discharge. The jury that decided
the case of the 'gunmen' did not seem
to regard Shapiro as an accomplice,
and T shall move tomorrow for his
discharge."
SAN JOSE BRIDE,
67, DESERTS ON
HONGKONG PIER
M. L. Cavanaugh, 74, Rich
Bridegroom, Returns Alone
and Weeping
Romance, With Round World
Honeymoon, Ends by Wife's
"I'm Through"
Deserted in Hongkong by the 67 year
old bride he had niarriod last June in
fjew York. Martin L. Cavanaugh, 74
years old, returned yesterday on the
liner Mongolia from what was to have
been a round the world honeymoon.
Oavanaugh's home is In San Joee, of
which city his bride also was a resident.
He is reputed to he -worth $250,000, and
Ihe would give most of it, he said, if his
j bride would come haok to him and live
in the $6,065 bora* lie bought for her in
San .lose. Mrs. Cavanaugh is said to
be returning on the Nippon Maru, which
is due here next Monday.
Cavanaugh is the father of a large
family and was a widower at the time
he made his latest venture on the sea oT
matrimony. Fearing the gossips of his
home town, the engaged couple left San
Jose for New York, where they were
quietly married,
They sailed from New York on the
Carmania and the honeymoon was
everything a honeymoon should be, bo
the old man said, until their dramatic
parting at Hongkong.
"My children,' he said before he left
> the ship, "don't know anything about
J this yet. and I don't propose to let 'em
! know for a while. And I'm not going
Ito say anything more about my bride.
il have a large family and I love my
i children, but Id t*e willing to see every
one of 'em dead before I'd want any
harm to come to her. 1 love her. •
"We had a bonmif.ii time in Krtrope.
Continued »■ INMtO 2, lolypi* 7
Map showing Constantinople and the location of Tchatalja where there has been severe fighting and where an
armistice was declared yesterday in order that both armies might bury their dead.
GIRLS PAY $400
TO CHANGE MINDS
Tt cost Miss Bertha Ross of London,
Eng., and Miss Clara Heron of Van
couver, B. C, just MOO to change their
minds about taking a trip to the ori
ent. They arrived here yesterday from
Honolulu on the liner Mongolia. They
left here on the Pacific Mail liner Per
sia, intending to make a tour of China'
and Japan. The Persia struck heavy
weather outside the heads and the two
young women were bowled over with
seasickness.
The weather improved after the first
few days, but old mal de mer stayed [
with his victims, and they were con
fined to their berths until the Persia,
passed inside Diamond Head.
They were under medical care for
several days after their arrival in
Honolulu and were advised that it
would, be dangerous to. another
spell of seasickness. From the geo
graphical position of Honolulu this was
hard advice to follow for patients who
did not care about passing the rest of
their lives in the middle of the Pacific
ocean. So by way of compromise they
decided to take the biggest ship that
came along and return to San Fran
cisco.
The 'Persia, however, is a British
ship, and not allowed to carry passen
gers between two American ports. The
penalty of breaking this law is a fine
of 1200; The girls didn't have enough
money to settle with Uncle Sam, so
they cabled for it to Vancouver. The
$400 arrived a few minutes before the
Mongolia was scheduled to sail and the
liner was held for 20 minutes to enable
the travelers to pay their Oα* and get
on board*
I * —, ——__ , .
Envoy of Allies to Talk Peace With Nazim Pasha
Conference Will Be Held on the Tchatalja Lines
End of Strife May Embroil Balkans With Austria
i society of Turkey, a society similar in purpose to our Red Cross. The \
\ society is doing a great work f°r the wounded and sick among the Turkish j
I soldiers. Mme. Rijaat is the first Christian wife of a Mohammedan to I
j represent Turkey at the British court. [
ALCATRAZ FELONS
CAUGHT ON ISLAND
Weakened in flesh and spirit by two
deadly foes, hunger and thirst, Thomas
Franey and Michae* Mullin, the des
peradoes who were supposed to have
escaped from Alcatraz late Saturday
night, were captured last night when
Mullin was forced from a hole he had
burrowed in the driftwood under in
fantry barracks to procure water for
his dying companion.
A sentry on guard at a point several
hundred feet from the mouth of the
tiny saw Mullin, on all fours,
emerge from the hole, covered with
slime and nearly famished, He covered
him with his rifle, ordered his hands
above his head, and called for help.
Within a few seconds a score of
guards had arrived. Mullin, with his
mouth frightfully swollen* from lack
of water, pointed to the hole under the
driftwood. Searclj revealed Franey
lying full length An the mud. appar- '
ently dying. Both men were rushed to
the hospital, where they were given
medical attention. Doctors spent nearly
an hour on Franey before he was able
to take nourishment.
Since Saturday night the men, both
dangerous military prisoners, had lived
in the little hole without a morsel of
food or a drop of water havlngr passed
their lips. Dying by inches while
waiting- a chance to escape from the
rock bound island on a boat, Mullin
knew the game was up when his com
panion sank speechless in the cave.
The details of their escape from the
dungeon in the bottom of the grea-t
prison on the islarad, from which es
capes have been almost unknown for
Contiaued am. Pa«e 2, C*lama 4
BERKELEY BRIDE'S
RANSOM SPURNED
SAN BERNARDINO, Nov. 10—Mrs. J.
Hunter Smith Jr. of Berkeley, a bride of
10 days, offered to strip her hands and
neck of jewels today to obtain the re
lease from jail of her husband, who is
detained charged with issuing a worth
less check in San Francisco.
Included among young Smith's* effects
when he turned over his property to the
jailer were many press notices of his
wedding at Berkeley November 6.
Sm4th was indignant at his detention
and declared that if there was insuf-
I ficient money in the bank to pay the
check he had simply misjudged the
amount of his baiance. He said that his
father was J. Hunter Smith, a consult
ing engineer, of Pan Francisco. His
bride, according to the press clippings,
was Mies' Edith Getchell, daughter of
!W. J. Getchell of Berkeley.
Local friends of the Smith family
came to the rescue and are attempting
Ito untangle the affair. • •
i Father to Offer Aid
BERKELEY, Nov. 19.— J. Hunter
Smith and Miss Edith Getchell were
married in Berkeley at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Getchell, 2043 L»os Angeles avenue.
November 6. Following the eergmony j
the young couple departed on a honey- j
moon tour through the southern part
of the state.
"1 nave not heard anything about |
the trouble." he' said. "We have had
letters from the young folks, but none
recently. Of course, if there is any
deficiency or tro.uble. it will imme
diately be made good."
THE WEATHER
'ERDAY — Highest temperature, 58;
fcsf Monday night, 54.
iCAST FOR TODAY—Fair; brisk
h winds, changing to n>est.
Tor Detail* of the Weather See P*ge 15
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ISLAM SUES
FOR TERMS
FROM ITS
VICTORS
While Turkey Extends Olive
Branch Vienna Prepares to
Take Field Against Otto*
man's Conquerors
RUSSIA GETS READY
TO JUMP INTO FRAY
Attitude of European Concert
Depends Upon Liberality or
Harshness of Proposal
to Porte
BULLETIN
CONSTANTINOPLE, N«fr. 19. 11j80 —
The iMirle tomorrow will appoint plen
ipotentiaries to meet the Bulgarian
plenipotentlarteti with regard tb an
armtxticr. An official ante leaned to
; night mnyn that the Bulgarian govern-
I went ban replied to the port*- , * recent
■ cninmuninitlnn respecting na «rmto
i tire and that Bulgaria in ready to en
j ter Into relation* with the Ottoman
■ plenipotentiaries with a view of a eon
cluniun of an armistice and to dlsenes
condition** of peace.
BILLETIN
(O\STA\TIXOPLE. -\ov. 20 Bul
garia has nominated i he commander In
chief of the army at Tchatalja to nego
tiate the armlMtlce. The negotiation)*
«111 be conducted In Hademfceul.
whither Turkey will eend her dele
gates.
By PAUL LAMBETH
[Special Cable to The Call]
LONDON, Nov. 19—Lines of de
marcation are being prepared
at the Tchatalja front within
which the plenipotentiaries of
the Balkan kings will meet Nazim
Pasha, commander in chief of the
Turkish army, and arrange the ba?is
for a peace conference. Peace with
Turkey now seems assured, but war
with Austria seems to be brewing.
Just as the present war followed the
peace pact with Turkey and Italy,
London is convinced that war now
will ensue between the four Balkan
kings and Austria —the latter pos
sibly supported by Italy and Rou
mania.
Russia has warned Roumania to go
slowly. This is taken as a hint that
if Roumania does attack Bulgaria or
Servia, Russia will send an army over
the Danube. The czar has thousands
of troops now concentrated between
Odessa and Galatz and Kishinef. The
situation iSj anything but reassuring.
The official note announcing the ac
ceptance of the Turkish appeal for
peace by the allies contained a broad
hint to the European powers not to
meddle in the differences between the
four kings and the sultan.
"The porte," said this statement,
'"having addressed its prayer directly
to the Balkan confederation, the allies
now will treat with Turkey without
outside intervention. The good offices
of the concert of Europe properly are
appreciated."
This is a rude slap in the face of
1,000 Shares of
S. F. LIFE
Insuranre Co. (nevr ba*#) tor snip at $1.18.
Another especially attrur-tiT" offering is
1,000 Sunnyvale Land Co., at 65c
At this price it pays V- per cent income
secured by suburban land.
WE WILL BUY
300 Weitern State* life Ins.
200 Cal. State Life Ins.
75 Vulcan Fire Inc.
2500 Tidewater Southern Kl.
ICOO Stockton Terminal and E. By. »
150 Ma-scot Copper. 1
60 Ocean Shore Ry.
CHESTER B. ELLIS &CO.
Stock and llond Broken,
714 Market St. Opp. Call Bids.
Larjcet De«lpm in Unlisted SecurJtiw on
the Pselfle Coast. Est. 188 S.

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