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ARE LIKELY IN THE
Principals Expected to Be
Extradited From Eng
land to Face Trial
Mrs. Blain, a Friend, in a
Statement Lifts Veil of
Mystery in Affair
In the opening: of the preliminary ex
amination in a sweeping investigation
■v-hjch is expected to bring indictments
to at least two persons.
"With knowledge of this Mrs. Blain
told her story. She said:
"I have known Mrs. Slingsby for 20
yoars, having been acquainted with her
before her first marriage. I first met
her at a Turkish baths, where I was
a masseuse. We were very intimate.
She came down from Victoria in the
early part of Auguet, 1910, and wanted
to stay at my house, but I was plan
ning , to go east and could not accom
modate her, so she went to the St.
BIR.XS BODY IX STOVE
"Later she had moved to the Good
friend hotel and two days after this
slie sent an urgent call for me. I
hurried down to her room and she was
alone. A child had been stillborn.
"Slip urged me to say nothing, but to
hide it or destroy it. She said that she
had to have a baby, and that if I did
n<Tt keep the matter quiet and help her
get another baby she would Jump out
of the window and commit suicide
rather than return to her husband In
Victoria without a child.
"I promised to keep quiet and destroy
the body, but told her I did not know
of any way to get a child. At first she
thought that she could get a child from
some institution, but later decided she
could not. I took the little form out to
mjr house and burned it in the stove.
ADVERTISES FOR BABY
"Mrs. Slingsby later put an adver
tisement in a paper for a child. Doctor
Fraser replied and told her that he ex
pected to he in possession of a child
shortly. Mrs. Slingsby said her hus
band wanted a girl, but she wanted a
boy, and she told Doctor Fraser to get
a boy if possible.
"It was on tlie second of September.
I think, that we went down to the
office of Dortor Fraser in Grant avc-
MIM llfndersen, or Anderson, a
m:rs<\ went with us. I did not see
Miss Lillian Anderson, the mother of
the. child, but I understand that the
child was born the day before. I left
Mrs Slingsby $50 to pay Doctor Fraser
for the child and I think thafs all he
got. The nurse took the child and we
went with her to the home of Mr--.
A. Black, another nurse. That is the
last T saw of the child.
"The following week I departed for
Chicago on account of a death Iα the
family and when I returned to San
Francisco in the early part of Novem
ber Mrs. yiingsby had departed for
"T was shocked to find that the
birth record which had been filed
originaly with Mr. and Mrs. Sllngsby
as parents and the birth occurring at
PfiO (Jrant avenue had been changed
to read that the .birth occurred at my
liomi I"' , -' McAllister street. I have
never heard from Mrs. Slingsby since.
HOVXDKD BY DETECTIVES
"Detectives hounded me shortly after.
but I refused to pee them. Finally, f
agreed to see the attorney who had
charge of the investigation, and Andrew
Thome sent out Earl Webb, represent
ing the parents of Lieutenant Slingsby
In England, and I told them the whole
"Detectives have been on Mrs. Plings
by's trail ever since she left Victoria.
Some time before she left Victoria she
had a picture taken of herself holding
r neighbor's baby, and sent this to her
husband's relatives in England. She
had written upon it that it was her
baby, and this aroused the suspicions
of the folks in England.
"This caused them to set detective*
on her. and they followed her to Snn
Francisco, and that's how the people
In England came to know of the case.
"T wrote a letter to Mrs. Slingshy
before thn detective! visited me. and
I tnid h"r to tell her husband every
thing—to confess to everything , and le<
her husband know the truth. I
bronded over it until I would have gone
crazy if I had not finally had the re
lief of telling it all to Mr. Webb. T
have COBW to hate Mrs. Slingsby, al
though she was my dear friend.
FEARED SUICIDE ATTEMPT
"The only reason J shielded her In
thf> first place was that she was so
nervously excited that I felt she
would have committed suicide If I had
not helped her."
Mrs. Blain and five other -witnesses
have h<?»;n subpenaed to appear before
ant District Attorney Ferrari.
They are Mrs. Azile Blark, the nurse
who received the child from Mrs.
Bllngsby; Mrs. Sadie Ovvings. a nurse
and sisti-r of Airs. Black; Isador Good
friend, manager of the Goodfrier.d ho
tel; Attorney Andrew Thome and
George Herrmann, a friend of Mrs.
Slingsby. Attorney Thorne will un
dergo an operation today and will not
bo ah'n fo testify uijtil Monday.
Other witnesses who will be sub
p*»naed lifter are Miss Anderson,
mother of the child; Paul Colvin,
chauffeur of Santa Ilosa, father of the
child; Anna C. Anderson, or Hender
son, a nurse living , in St. who
V..1-; present at the birth of the child
and transfer to Mrs-. Slingsby, Dr. "W.
"W. J'raser of Weaverville, who sold
the child to Mrs. Slingsby, and the
Slingsbys, if they can be found.
(I.KW HI HIRTH RECORDS
The first suspicious circumstances in
the caee which gave the detectives
representing Slingsby's father a clew
WOM the changing: in the birth certifi
cate. October 5, 1310, of the place of
birth from 960 Grant avenue, which
was Dr. W. W. Fraser's office, to 1522
McAllister street, which was Mrs.
The story of the filing of the birth
certificate, as told by Doctor Fraser in
the state board hearing, threw further
light on the case.
Doctor I'-raser testified that he had
made out a regular birth certificate, tn
Ink, giving the names of Lillian Ander
son and Paul Colvin as parents, and the
child illegitimate. When Mrs. Slingsby
came to his office that day, he says, she
brought a typewritten birth certificate.
which save the names of herself and
her husband as parents and the child
as legitimate. He filed this "certiflCite,
Thug Has St. Vitus Dance
Can't Find Gems; Flees
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10— W. C.
Bridwell, a bank clerk, who was
stopped by a highwayman late
last night, Maid today that he
owed the retention of his valu
able* to St. Vitus dance, with
which the robber nu afflicted.
Time after time the man tried
to find hie victim's pockets, but
could not guide his jerkin* hands
to them, according; to Bridwdl.
Finally he abandoned the task
he says, and kept the first certificate
he had made out.
In the hearing in Sacramento he pro
duced the first certificate to support
BIRTH CERTIFICATB CHANGED
The photograph of the birth certi
ficate now on record at the local health
department shows where the first rec
ord with the Slingsbys as parents and
typewritten is scratched out and the
new record written over in ink. This
was done as a result of the hearing of
the state board of health.
The still birth took place August 17,
1910; the birth of the illegitimate child,
September 1; the substitution, the fol
lowing day, and the first change in the
certificate changing place of birth Octo
ber 5. In November, 1910, Attorney
Thorne made complaint to the state
board of health that the birth certifi
cate was false.. His detectives investi
gated it. and 'in May, 1912, the state
board of health took up an official secret
November 8, 1912, the state board or
dered the local board of health to sub
stitute the present standing birth cer
tificate of illegitimacy and the board
referred the whole case to the district
attorney's office here later for investi
gation and criminal prosecution.
FIRST HEARING TODAY
Assistant District Attorney Ferrari
was appointed in charge of the Investi
gation and his first preliminary exami
nation of witnesses will be made this
afternoon. Ferrari will endeavor to find
some person to swear to a complaint in
order to bring the caee before the police
court, but if no one is willing to make
the complaint Ferrari will take the case
to the grand jury.
Whether a complaint is filed against
Doctor Fraeer in the police court, Fer
rari will initiate a grand jury inquiry in
the near future to procure an indict
ment against Mrs. Slingsby in order that
she may be extradited on a charge of
falsificaton of pubic records.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Plingsby were
present at the investigation before the
state board of health in Sacramento
and at that time Mrs. Slingsby testified
that the child was her own. This may
open the way for an indictment for
perjury against her. At that time
Lieutenant Slingsby, who was ignorant
of the transaction until he was sub
penaed to Sacramento, protested that
he was satisfied that the child was his
own because it looked and laughed just
like he did when a boy.
FATE OF CHILD AN* ISSUE
What will become of the child !■ an
other question agitating those inter
ested In the case. At present the child
is with the Slingsbys, who are said to
be on the way to Yorkshire, Eng., to
contest the estate of Slingsby's father.
Up to November 8, 1912, the child's
name legally was Charles Eugene Ed
ward Slingsby, for that was the name
appearing in the birth certificate which
the state board declared false and or
dertd changed upon that day. Xow the
birth certificate shows the child's name
to be legally ".Anderson," and the young
mother, whose ■whereabouts is un
known, has full legal right te claim
BIG BUSINESS IN PARCELS
»w Feature of PoMtoAce Proving
Aery Popular With People
Figures for the parcel post from
January 1 to 7 (Inclusive show 2,084 lo
cal packages delivered. For the same
time there were 44,096 incoming pack
ages. The average weight of the local
packages was half a pound. There
were 28,662 outgoing packages, with an
average weight of 1 S-10 pounds. Of
the outgoing vaekages 1,515 were in
sured. Of the total packages deliv
ered in the city 524 were insured. At
the outside stations the stamp, sale
has been 18.000 and $12,000 for the
main postoffice. These stamp figures
are to date. An extra automobile was
put into service yesterday, making four
WHITE RIVER FOLK BUSY
Pronpectom Putting I n Cabins and
Getting Ready for Summer
(Special Correspondence of Tbe Call)
DAWRON, Yukon Territory, Dec. 17.
Andy Taylor, the noted pathfinder of
the White river country, is in from
the head of the White, accompanied by
Bill B«-eswanger. They came from the
Second canyon to Stewart City ever
the unbroken surface of tho White
river ice, a distance of 200 miles, in 10
Taylor reports several on the
White building cabins and preparing
for summer work.
Taylor will depart Wednesday for
the return trip. He will be accom
panied by John CL Griffith.
PHILLIPS FUNERAL TODAY
(Spuria! Dispatch to The Call)
PAN RAFAEL, Jan. 10.—An elabo
rate funeral service will be held to
morrow at St. Raphael's church here
over the remains of Rev. Thomas Phil
lips, pastor of the church, who died
Wednesday night in San Francisco.
The body wa's brought here yester
day and has been lyt%g in state in the
church parlors today.
The funeral service takee place at
lf>::;o o'clock with a solemn high re
quiem mass. The celebrant will be
Rev. P. Casey and the sermon will he
preached by Rev. Terence Caraher, both
of San Francisco.
KXdRSIOMSTS IN CITY
Two hundred excursionists from the
Canadian border spent yesterday visit
ing the interesting places In the city
and viewing the grounds where the
great International exposition is to be
in 1915. They arrived on special trains
from the north. They will journey by
easy stages to the southern pa*t of the
state, remaining there for several days.
From Los Angeles they will return in
separate groups, making whatever
spots they desire. *
ROADHOLSES WIN" POINT
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SANTA ROSA, Jan. 10.—A decision of
the supreme court on Thursday has
given the roadhouse proprietors of So
noma county another lease on life. After
the superior court here, presided over
by Judge Thomas C. Denny, and the
appellate court at Sacramento had de
nied the writ of habeas corpus prayed
for by E. N. Ellsworth, the supreme ,
court granted the writ, and the case |
will now have a thorough trial before
the higher tribunal.
I YESTERDAY'S FIRE RECORD |
12:01 a. m., box 385—1n street, at
Haight and Scott streets, automobile
oil wagon, owned by Standard Oil
company; loss small; car.se, back fire
setting nr* to waste oil en runnring
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913.
GIRL AWAITS PARENTAL ADVICE
Desires of Mather's Mother Will Govern Her
Would be Benedick in
Jail Pending Com
ing of Police
Xow awaiting parental advice and
commands. Miss Madeline Turner and
Xoel E. Mather, who arrived in San
Francisco Thursday on a steamer from
Los Angrelee with the intention of get
ting married, are letting others do
some contributing to an unfinished
romance. Mather is doing his waiting
at the city prison, where he was booked
on a charge by the Pacific Coast
Steamship company of uttering a
forged check, and Miss Turner is at
the Yon Dorn hotel.
Miss Turner admitted yesterday that
the desires of Mather's mother would
govern her future plans to a large
extent. Incidentally, she said her
uncle, Charles W. Oesting of San Diego,
would arrive ht Sen Francisco today.
His ideas on the subject of runaway
marriages are not known, but they will
probably be announced shortly after his
UIRL'S MOTHER TALKS
The statement by Mather's mother
that it was not her son who was con
nected with the escapade Mather attrib
uted to her belief that he was still in
Los Angeles, as she had seen him on
the street there the morning of his de
parture. He said he had signed many
checks as assistant manager of the
Eucalyptus Portieres company, the con
cern with which his mother is con
nected, and on several occasions had
signed the firm's name without objec
tion being raised.
He said that Miss Turner had been
the guest of his mother and eister sev
eral times and was on rather intimate
terms with them. When told that she
was withholding all marriage plans un
til a settlement of the matter of the
check was reached, lHather announced
his intention of rushing the ceremony
through in spite of all obstacles.
DETECTIVE PLAYS CUPID
In this he will have the -support of
Detective Ingham of Los Angeles, who
declared that he would be glad to take
the couple to the license bureau and
then to any clergyman or justice of
the peace desired.
The attempted elopement Mather ex
plained as a prank, saying that he
procured a marriage license in Los An
geles county seven months ago, but
wns never married. Fearing that this
might jeopardize his wedding this time,
he decided to come north.
Mather will he turned over to the
Los Angeles police Sunday, unless the
charge against him is dismissed before
the officers arrive.
MEETING IN CHICAGO
Xeed of Reaction From Materialistic
Tendencies Employed by Many
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
CHICAGO. Jan. 10. —
from every section of the United State?
gathered in Handel hall today and dis
cussed thfe problems of spiritualism in
relation to everyday living.
The need of a reaction from the ma
terialistic tendencies of American civ
ilization was voiced by speakers at the
morning session, while the afternoon
was devoted to tales of personal ex
perience with spirltualietic manifesta
tions by members of the National
At tonight's meeting members of the
audience were given opportunity to
communicate with friends who have
passed into the spirit world, as Dr. C.
H. Burgess, chairman of the state as
sociation, expressed it. Mrs. Harlow
Goetz of Baltimore delivered lectures
in the afternoon.
R. & Way of Wheeling, W. Va.;
Thomas Grimshay of Long Beach, Cal.,
and Mrs. Maggie Waite also spoke.
Dr. George S. Warne of Chicago is
president of the association, which
represents the "conservative spiritual
ists," who declare their belief in the
existence of the spirit world outside
this one is founded altogether upon
visual and auditory evidence.
COMMANDER TO MARE) ISLAND
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.—Naval- or
ders: Lieutenant Commander A. N.
Mitchell from naval station at Cavite
to naval hospital at Mare island.
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Miss Madeline Turner, whose elopement from Los Angeles ended here with
arrest of her fiance on forgery charge.
JMfeetlnc to Consider Consolidation Not
to Be Held as Scheduled
OAKLAND, Jan. San Gabriel
Valley Intercity commission has sent
word to the Oakland Chamber of Com
merce that the meeting at the Hotel
Potter, Santa Barbara, at which It was
intended to revive plans for the consoli
dation of various cities In California,
has been postponed.
The southern commission has been
active in urging that another bill be
presented to the legislature for consoli
Secretary A. A. Denison and Presi
dent W. E. Glb«on oj>posed the plan
and were prepared to go south to help
defeat it. In the postponement of the
meeting it is believed that the plan has
S»een dropped definitely.
RED MEX INSTALL. OFFICERS
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SAN RAFAEL, Jan. 10.—Genesee
tribe of the Improved Order of Red
Men installed the following officers
last night: R. Longland, prophet;
Charges A. Redding, sachem; W. Pol
lock, senior sagamore; Richard Walsh,
Junior sagamore; William Quigley',
chief of records; H. Losh, collector of
wampum; H. Martin, keeper of wam
pum; M. Martinez, guard of the forest;
W. Castro, guard of the wigwam. The
service was conducted by District Dep
uty D. D. Saultry.
WINS SHOOTING TROPHY
Hayward Company of National Guard
Carries Off Honors
/HOWARD, Jan. 10.—Company H,
Fifth infantry. N. G. C. of Hayward,
received word today from the office of
the adjutant general at Sacramento
that the state shooting trophy had been
awarded to the Hayward company.
The Hay ward boys won the regi
mental cup and made a record for
themselves at the state shoot when
they rolled up the remarkable score of
3,989 points out of a possible 5,000.
Private Pimentel of company H made
185 points out of a possible 200.
The Hayward company has only been
in the service of the state for a little
more than three years, and during
that time has made a name as a shoot
ing company. Company A of the Sec
ond regiment of Chieo was second In
the state shoot, while company B of
the Seventh regiment, stationed at
Redlands, was third.
FREXCH TROOPS ENGAGED
MOGADOR, Morocco, Jan. 10. — A
French column commanded by Colonel
Amedee Gueydon de Dives today fought
a severe battle with a large body of
Moors, whom they routed with a loss of
Twelve French soldiers were killed
and 60 wounded.
The Moors attacked the French troops
20 miles east of Mogador, where they
were guarding the lir.es of communica
tion in southern Morocco.
More Judges on Gridiron
Democrats , Offer Refused
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. — The
day in congress:
Senator Owen proposed an
amendment to the Sherman anti
trust law giving states power to
Republicans declined demo
cratic proposition for appoint
ment of .committee front both
sides to consider nominations.
Adjourned at Bsl7 p. in. until
Considered private pension leg
Representative Borland Intro
duced resolution calling; *«>r con
gressional investigation Into con
duct of United States District
JudVes Periods of Kaa«as City
and Van ValfcSenheruh of Missouri.
Metal schedule of tariff taken
up by ways and. means committee
for a two days' hearing.
Merchant marine committee
continued its iuivestleratlon into
aliened South Ajmerican steam
Adopted resolution appropriat
ing $20,000 for rearrangement of
seats and desks of house cham
Adjourned at 7540 p. m. until
STAGE SET FOR
FIGHT; NO BLOWS
Prosecutor and Attorney) Assume
Camera Poses, but Neither
Puts Bat in Battle
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SAN JOSE, Jan. 10.—Attorney Owen
D. Richardson, standing coatlees on the
sixth step of a stairway in the court
house, and Assistant District Attorney
Benjamin J. Peekham, posed in a bellig
erent attitude at the foot of the stair
case—one daring the other to come up
and the other defying- the one to come
down —presented a dramatic tableau
for the edification of courtroom ha
bitues this morning. The situation ter
minated, temporarily at least, with the
prosecutor turning his back on his ad
versary and walking away with a taunt
on his lips. The encounter followed a
sharp interchange of remarks In de
partment 1 of the superior court.
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BANKER ON GRILL |
PER CENT REGOBB
Baker, Refusing to Name
Transactions at Money
Trust Hunt, to Refer
Query to Directors
Continue*! From Pasre 1
bank, 149 interstate commerce corpora
tions had been loaned more than $1».
--000,000 of it In November.
WAYS TO DODGE, SAYS BANKER
With a comfortable smile he de
clared that lie did not believe that
absolute publicity of the assets of na
tional banks would tend to promo-t
--better care as to the character of such
''-Do' you knov.-. Mr. Baker, that th«
character of the assets in many na
tional banks has been such that if 1.
had been knov.-n to the public it wou.d
not have been tolerated?"
Baker clasped his hands across his
"Yes; but such men woulfl have co\ -
ered it' up some other way."
Baker, who is perhaps the most ex
perienced" man on the subject in the
country, beinjc a director of scores of
Sreat corporations covering the whole
field of business operations in th*
United States, admitted that a email
minority of stock holders is usually
in actual control of corporations, es
pecially when they are represented
in control by active men.
JSO DIRECTORS TURNED OUT
He could not recall a single casp
In his entire career in which the stock
holders of any great railway or larff
corporation had turned out the direct
ors. . ,
The men in the saddle always had
control as long as the management
was satisfactory, was his conclusion.
"But is It not hard to find out wheth
er things are satisfactory until tho*»
in charge are turned out?" asked Un
"I never tried." Baker replied.
SATE 18 LOOTED -Santa Rosa. Jan. 10— Expert
nafe crackers blew open the tafe of
Sc Song, feed dealers, laet nigat. About $_• t>
wae eeenred by the rohbers.