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\S»ht. 4S. Fer Detail* of tlir lWeather See Paere 15
-1«1 is the name of an
I |}£ interesting short*
'■ ■' ' story that will be
SllffraCrPttP printed In next
UUlliagCllC Sundays Call. It
O m Iβ by Lieutenant
u€FgC3Jlt ohnson, r.S.A_
USL THE CALL'S CLASS. ADS FOR RESULTS
VOLUME OXIIL—XO. 5.
FRANCE INDUCES GREECE TO MAKE PEACE
Divorced Wife of Denver Politician Shoots Los Angeles Realty Broker
LONDON SECURES
TREATY MISSION
FOR DECEMBER 13
Turkey Grants Concessions
in Armistice Terms Which
Are in Line With De
mands of Athenian Gov
ernment and Assure Com
plete Harmony Between
the Allies of the Mili
tant Balkan League
BIG GREEK FORCE
LANDS IN THRACE
While Envoys of Porte Are
Negotiating With Con
querors to End Struggle in
Levant Ambassadors of
Great Powers Will Try to
Bring Austria and Servia
to Terms as to Adriatic
BULLETIN
LOXDOX, Dee. s.—The Conatani inoplr
oorreepondent of the Post telegraph*:
"From what wae told me at the Porte
tonlfht. I infer that the fall or Chios
aad Janina is Imminent and that Greece
Trill algra the armistice immediately
afterward. ,.
PAUL LAMBETH
Sl.eei*! Cable to The Call
LONDON*. Dec. 4.—Greece will partic
ipate in the peace conference to begin
in London, December 13, and it was
exported today that the persuasions of
M. Pom aire would have the result of
Indu.-ingr the government" Tri Afh n to
authorize formal assent to the armis
icrnod last night between Bul
garia. Servia and Montenegro and
Turkey.
The offic-iii precftve of the armistice
confirms vigorous announcement of the
terms agreed upon.
Three an , as follow*:
I—The contending , armies shall
retain their present positions.
2— No attempt shall be made to
revktual the beleaguered Turkish
fortresses.
3—Supplies to the Bulgarian
army shall be shipped by way of
the Bf*c& sea and Adrianople 10
days after the signing of the arm
ist ic.f.
4—The peace conference shall
begin in London, December 13.
Greeks Land in Thrace
Simultaneously with the news of the
armistice comes a report from Con
stantinople that the Greeks have landed
troops in Trace and that an attack has
been made on the Gallipoli forts. The
report may based merely on what for
some time has been anticipation, but
if it is true the event is curiously well
timed, since the terms agreed to, as
they are. stated from Sofia, are very dif
ferent from those reported from Con
stantinople, to which the Greeks took
♦ ion.
[t seems probable that the whole of
the five nations will sign an armistice
after all, especially as, according to
once sourer, the Greek signature has
not been refused, but only withheld 24
hours.
The Athens newspapers, however, art
bellicose in tone and talk of Greece
< arrying on the war single handed.
Armistice Terms Fair
At first sight it would appear that
the armistice conditions are very much
to Turkeys detriment. Bulgaria is
given facilities to feed her troops, but
no opportunities are furnished for re
victualing fortresses. It must be re
membered, however, first, there are
evidently other conditions of which
they have no knowledge; second, as it
was Turkey who sued for an arm
istice, it is only natural that the other
side should insist on the price being
paid; and, third, Turkey alone knows
how long the besieged garrisons can
hold out. The consideration is im
portant.
If the fall of the fortresses witliin
the brief period stipulated, owing to
lack of supplies, were certain. Turkey
might as well have agreed to a de
mand for capitulationl at once. That
she has not done so becomes an ad-
Two Conferences in London
It is possible that two confet
may be sitting concurrently at London
(next week. The proposal for the
esadortca] conference reached the
ian foreign office today, aijd it is
to have been received sympathet
■by the Austrian cabinet. Count
Berchthold. however, is delaying
his reply until he has consulted with
the other members of the triple alli
ance. As Germany Iβ known to favor
toßttnued OB Pag* 2, Column 3
"An Independent Newspaper"
'No Petticoat' Order Off
Princess Rules a Cruiser
Miss Priscilla Ellicoti, first female passenger on American seagoing man-of-war
% ' in last 31 3,' cars.
Miss Priscilla Ellicott Makes Trip to Bremerton
From Honolulu on Maryland
Miss Priscilla Ellicott, daughter of
Captain J. M. Ellicott, commanding offi
cer of the United States armored
cruiser Maryland, enjoys the distinc
tion of being the first female passen
ger upon an American seagoing man of
war in the last CI years-—in other
words, since Secretary of the Navy Wil
liam H. Hunt issued his famous "no
petticoat" order of 1881. Save in such
rare emergencies as offering refuge to
women threatened with death during
disturbances in barbarous or semi
barbarous ports, no women has ever
been permitted since that date to re
main over night on board a regular*
cruising vessel of the fighting navy. If
they have done so. it ha« been sur-
reptitiouely done.
Miss Ellicott, who had been visiting
her sister, the wife of Lieutenant Ross
S. Kingsbury of the-marine corps, sta-
tioned In Honolulu, has just made the
trip from the islands to the Puget
sound navy yard at Bremerton, Wash.,
as a passenger on her father's ship,
the Maryland. As she expresses it. to
her friends, she "had the time of her
life" during the voyage—a lone prin-
cess on a floating kingdom, of which
her parent was monarch, with the
young nobles of the wardroom and ju-
nior officers mess as her subjects.
Due at Mare Island Soon
She has now left the Maryland,
which has rejoined Rear Admiral South
erland's armored cruiser squadron, and
will arrive within a few days at Mare
island, where Mrs. Ellicott and Miss
Priscilla will soon follow.
For many years commanding officers
of United States men of war were per
mitted to take their wives and fami
DEPUTY SHERIFF
WEARS BLOOMERS
SACRAMENTO, De<-. 4.—Mrs. Deborah
Dobbins. Nevada county's woman dep
uty sheriff, was In Sacramento today.
She stands 5 feet It inches and weighs
17 1 pounds, carries a gun and boasts
of her ability to shoot straight. Mrs.
Dobbins is boss of 15 men on a large
ranch near Rough and Ready. Her hus
band. Dr. Julian Dobbins, is a dentist
and a vocalist of note. Mrs. Dobbins
graduated from the San Jo?e Normal
and the Shasta County Commercial
schools, but she gave up teaching sev
eral years ago, preferring- life in the
opi>n to that in the schoolroom. Sho
can handle a plow with any of tar v.'.en
and can drive six or eiprl.t borse* She
I weals bloomers on the farm.
THE CALL
jSAK FRANCISCO 7 DECEMBER 1 TOJta
lies with them as cabin passengers on
their ships, but the privilege was re
stricted to the captain*. Yet in the
families there were often many fair
ons, and not k few navy romances were
born of the practice.
But, like all privileges, this one was
open to abuse, and abuses sometimes
crept in. The captain's wife some
times took it into her head to issue
orders to the gig's crew, to the after
guard sweeper, to the sentry at the
gangway and even to the officer of the
deck himself.
Then Came MISS Ellicott
These thingg were endured a3 a gpn _
cral th]ng by the men rf _
fected. but when some captains' wives
and xhf% nurses of their children made
use of the poop railin&> the after
brldge or the awn ing ridge rope to
hang out their weßhlngf or put the
baby to sleep in a halyard rack> or se _
cure(l tne family sewing in the breech
ot a maln battery gun, the sticklers
for proprieties believed it time to take
a reef in the cus tom or to furl it alto
ge ther and stow it. '
Secretary Hunts "no petticoat" order
was the result, and since its promulga
tion the fair sex, even of an admiral's
family, has not been permitted to take
passage on any naval vessel, other than
a. presidential or secretary's yacht, like
the Mayflower or Dolphin, when that
passage required sleeping quarters on
board. lieceiving sliips and other sta
tion ships were exempted from the
order, but nothing but a matter of per
sonal safety was allowed to interfere
with its observation —until Miss Elli
cott enjoyed the honor.
SCHOOL CLOTHING
TO BE REGULATED
Specie! Diepateb to Tb* C«ll
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 4.—Senator K. S.
Birdsall of Placer county propdses to
introduce at the coming session of the
legislature a bill to regulate clothing
worn by the girls and boys of the high
schools of the state. He -says the over.
dressing of boys is one of the worst
evils in the state. He will provide by
law for uniform dresses for girls and
uniform clothes for boy?. He would
have all waists, hats, skirts and outer
garments of the same material. Bird
fall says he has spoken to a. number of
I hia colleagues about his proposed bill
and has received much encouragement.
BANKERS WORK
TO UNDO WORK OF
JOHN D. WORKS
Lds Angeles Financial-Insti
tutions Join in Petition for
Reappointment of As
sistant Treasurer
SENATOR SEEKS
RALSTON'S PLACE
Democrat May Be Bene
ficiary of Republicans'
Factional Strife
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
The difficulties rneounterftd by
United states Senator John l>. Works in
t!i<» quest for a man to succeed William
C. Ralstos, assistant treasurer of the
L'nited States at P'raneisoo, have
been aggravated by a direct appeal
from the nine national banks in the
Los Angeles Clearing House associa
tion for the reappointment of Ralston.
Tho action of the Los Angeles banks
in joining the San banks and
clearing hou?f association in the cam
paign for Ralston would seem to spell
defeat for Works' plan to 'oust Bal
pton and secure the appointment, of a
republican, unless out of gratitude for
Works' support President Wilson per
mits him to name a republican subse
quent to March 4.
The nine LiOs Angeles national banks,
; all the commercial institutions in the
Los Angeles Clearing House associa
tion, Joined in a petition direct to
Works for the retention of Ralston. If
the petition of the biff banks in his]
' own >it ; '*Tiave so determining effect on
Senator Wprks their advocacy of—Ral-
Bton and the attitude of the San Fran
cisco banks would make the required
bond a matter of extreme difficulty for
any candidate Works and Perkins
might induce the president to accept
upon their agreement.
! Banks' Petition to Works
Here is the text of the Los Angeles
petition addressed to Works under date
of November 2D:
To the Honorable John D. Works,
"Washington, D. C.
Honorable Sir: Appreciating the
efficient administration of his of
fice, and the many courtesies re
ceived through our San Francisco
banking connections, at the hands
of William C. Ralston, the present
' assistant treasurer of the United
States, at San Francisco, we, the
undersigned banks of the city of
Los Angeles, bespeak your kind ef
forts in securing his reappoint
ment to that responsible post, as we
feel that the interests of all con
cerned are best served by his con
tinuation in the office.
Respectfully submitted.
Merchants' National bank, by Mor
ris H. Hellman, vice president; Cen
tral National bank, J. B. Gist,
cashier; Commercial National bank,
by W. A. Bonyuge, president;
United States National bank, by O. •
M. Souden, vice president; Farmers
and Merchants" National bank, by
V. 11. Rosettl, cashier; National
Bank of California, J. E. Fishburn,
president; National Bank of Com
merce, F. M. Douglass, president;
Citizens' National bank, R. J. Wat
ers, president; First National bank,
J. M. Elliott, president.
Dubbed Ralston Gangster
** For more than a year Works has la
bored to separate Ralston from the
title and emoluments of assistant
treasurer of the United States. Before
Ralston's term expired. Works per
mitted it to be known that he would
object to the San Francisco man's re
appointment on the ground that he was
a Southern Pacific gangster.
Subsequently he contended that Ral
ston should not be reappointed because
he was a broker and might be tempted
to use public money for speculative
purposes. That was a charge that the
San Francisco Clearing House associa
tion could take cognizance of. The
association and 11 commercial banks
In that association formally indorsed
Ralston for reappointment.
That indorsement passed at par with
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh.
but it also served to Incite Works to
greater effort to redeem the promise
to take Ralston'e scalp, which he made
to Ralston personally.
Had it not been for the attitude of
President Taft, Works would have se
cured the co-operation of Senator Per
kins in a recommendation for the ap
pointment of Marshall Black immedi
ately prior to Black's indictment for
the idiosyncrasies he exhibited in
handling the funds of the Palo Alto
j Building and I<pan association.
Perkins did join Works a few days
ago in offering: their recommendation
to 'Congressman James C. Xeedham,
who declined to accept it. Isidor
Continued on Fuse 2, Column 5
"All the News All the Time"
Mrs. Frances Vernon Lyons, former chorus girl, who
is being held by the police on the charge of having
shot and seriously wounded a Los Angeles Man.
PEARL GILMAN'S
LATEST HUSBAND
LANDS IN JAIL
T. Arnreiter, ._ Related by
Marriage to W. E. Corey,
Engaged But Briefly in
"High Finance"
Too much high finance in the family
was evidently the undoing: of Theodore
Arnreiter, related by marriage to W. E.
Corey, the millionaire steel man, who
tried to emulate the example set by his
distinguished relative in making
money, but instead landed last night
in, the city prison on a charge of ob
taning money on false pretenses.
Arnreiter last month married Mrs.
Pearl Gilman Alisky. the sister of May
belle Gilman, the actress, who became
the wife of Corey. Pearl Gilman, in her
first matrimonial venture, also married
a wealthy man, her former husband
being Charles W. Alisky, son of a re
tired millionaire randy manufacturer
of Portland. Ore., from whom she was
divorced last January.
Arnreiter's trouble yesterday arose
over a business concern at 174 Oak
street, which Arneiter and Harry W.
Reid of 74 Sixth street sold to F. A.
Fagalde of 1778 O'Farrell street. Reid
also was arrested yesterday. The con
cern was called the Leonard Chemical
company.
According to Arneiter, he and A. E.
Arnold bought the business last Sep
tember from R. TV. Leonard for $">OO.
supposing it to be a sound affair. On
investigation it proved to be worth but
little and Arnold became discouraged
and withdrew.
Then Reid, the cause of all the
trouble, according to Arneiter, ap
peared on the scene and on becoming
connected with the business suggested
that they dispose of it to "an easy
mark."
■Ho was handsome, of engaging per
sonality." paid Arnreiter. "and started
out to hypnotize our prospective cus
tomers, finally, attaining success with
Fagalde, who bought the business for
$3.-,0."
On the same day that he took pos
session, an oil company which formerly
had furnished all the supplies, called
and took all the. oil, according to Fa
sralde, and yesterday a furnituer com
pany calyled for the office furniture.
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USE THE CALL'S CLASS. ADS FOR RESULTS
AIR OF MYSTERY
AT MARRIAGE OF
BELGIAN CONSUL
Francois Drion of San Fran
cisco Gives Name to Oc
tavia Hannon, Said to
Be of San Jose
Special Dispatch to The Call ,
SAX JOSE. Dec. 4.—A veil of mystery
was thrown around the marriage today
of Francois Drion of San Francisco,
consul ,of Belgium, and a handsome
woman named Oetavte Hannon, who
said that she is a resident of San Jose,
but who can not be identified by local
directories. The couple appeared at
the courthouse this afternoon and ob
tained a marriage license after a half
hour's conference with Deputy County
Clerk Jasper Martin.
"The only information that I am at
liberty to give out," said Martin, 'is
just what appears on the ■ marriage
license book."
This was meager enough, merely
stating that Drion is a native of Bel
gium, 40 years old. and a resident of
San Francisco. It gave the woman's
name as Octavie Hannon, 39 years old,
a resident of San Jose.
The couple went to St. Joseph's
church, where they were closeted more
than an hour with Rev. Father S. R.
Malaise before tho marriage ceremony
was performed. While on the way to
the church Drion constantly kept look
ing: back as though to ascertain wheth
er he was being followed. The woman
in the case is a strikingly beautiful
brunette and was richly dressed.
At the church the woman said tha
she was a resident of San Francisco
and a daughter of Joseph Hannon. in
stead of being a resident of San Jose,
as she stated in obtaining a marriage
license. Here the couple were met by
ltlM Xessie Thorpe of this city and
John Bragan of San Francisco, who
STRATTON COLLECTOR
Perkln* and Work* Pra«tlally Atrrnl
to Name Him for Kr«pp»in(iiipnf
By Federal Wireless
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.—Senators Per
kins and Works have practically agreed
to Fred W. Stratton for reappointment
as collector of the port of San Fran
cisco. His administration has been sat
isfactory to the treasury department.
The president is expected to send Strat
ton's name to the senate Monday.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LAST FAREWELL
RINGS OUT FROM
PISTOL'S MOUTH
Aroused to Jealous Rage,
Mrs. Frances Vernon
Lyons Turns Weapon on
Robert J. Widney, Her
Paramour, in San Fran
cisco Hotel, After a De
bauch Lasting All Night
SECOND SHOOTING
INSIDE TWO MONTHS
"Bess, ,, Name of Victim's
Wife, Inadvertently Used
When He Called to Get
Photographs and Return
Her Letters, Fires Her
Brain; Fair Prisoner De
clares It Was an Accident
A tangled romance, checkered with
dramatic ihcidents in its devious wind
ings, culminated yesterday afternoon
when Robert J. Widney, a wealthy real
estate broker of Los Angeles, was shot
and dangerously wounded by his para
mour, Mrs. Frances Vernon Lyons, di
vorced wife of William C (Billy)
Lyons, prominent politician of Denver.
The shooting ocurred In Mrs. Lyons'
rooms at the Sorento hotel, 364 O'Far
rell street, where Widney had gone to
obtain his letters, return her picture*
and bid her farewell forever, Hβ ar
rived Tuesday night and they spent
the night and morning in their last
carouae.
Widney, with a slip of the tongu*
during the champagne drinking, called
Mrs. Lyons "Boss," the name of his
wife, and this aroused the Jealousy of
the woman. She took a revolver from
her drawer and shot him.
Cople's Second Shooting
Mrs. Lyons, known on tho stage sev
eral years ago as "Vivian Vale," is
locked up in the city prison on detinue
pending complete investigation of tho
case. She is 22 years of age, and WM
ney is 40 years old and married.
This is the second shooting within
two months in the romantic adven
tures of tho couple, the first shooting
having occurred in a Los Angeles bun
galow furnished for the fair young:
divorcee by Widney. In the Los Ange
les, shooting two months ago the bullet
went wild, and the case was not in
vestigated on the presumption that it
%/as th« accidental discharge of a
revolver.
But owing to the recent information
that the young woman had threatened
to kill Widney several times, the po
lice now believe that both shootings
were attenmpts at murder.
Widncy Named by Yyons
Billy Lyons, the Denver politician,
obtained a divorce from his young wife
several months ago. naming Widney
as corespondent, and at that time the
young divorcee went to Los Angeles,
where Widney furnished rooms for
her over a fashionable downtown res
taurant, and later set her up in a beau
tifully furnished bungalow at 3512
South Flower street. Widney's wife
became aware of the intrigue, and this
prompted Widnew to send the young ,
divorcee to this city. Just before they
broke up the bungalow, a shooting;
occurred. Mrs. Lyons informed the
Los Angeles police that the revolver
was accidentally discharged while Wid»
ney was showing her how to unload it.
As neither was hurt, and Widnew sup
ported her story, the police were sat-
is fled.
• It was -later learned from Widney's
friends that Mrs. Lyons had threatened
his life repeatedly in an endeavor to
compel him to leave his wife and live
with her openly. When Mrs. Lyons
came to San Francisco she registered
at the St. Francis hotel, 'but a few
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