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VOLUME CXIIX—NO. 47.
COMPANY TO BE
CITED TO REPLY
Attorney Powers Charges
Vfce President With Con
cealing Information in
Notice Given That Officials
Must Come Into Court
to Answer Queries
Declaring that Marshall A. G. Frank,
vice president of the Pacific Coast Cas
ualty company,, is concealing Informa
tion that might tend to show that a
sensational robbery In the apartments
-•■f Mrs. Rose A. Brown at 1265 Bush
street was concocted for the purpose
nf defrauding burglar Insurance con
cerns. Attorney Frank Powers yester
day gave notice before Judge F. J.
Muraaky that he would move Friday
that Mrs. Brown, Frank and Carl G.
Brown, secretary of the company, be
< ompelled to answer certain questions
to which they refused to reply In their
Bark of the formal depositions
through which the National Surety
company cf New York Is attempting to
prove that the local insurance concern
was defrauded of $6,000 indemnity, lies
a story that Powers seeks to get in
the rerord to show that the eastern
firm should not be forced to pay the
Pacific Coast Mutual $1,000 reinsurance.
The affidavits of Mrs. Brown. Vice
President Frank and Secretary Brown,
who is not related to the woman in the
rasp, teem with objections by attor
neys Samuel Rosenheim and Hamilton
Baiifr to pertinent questions propound
ed by Powere.
The home of Mrs. Brown was robbed
■ bout S o'clock in the evening of July
2S, 1311 , . Tt was reported that $20,000
worth nt Jew«le had been stolen, but
later T. Val Smith, secretary to Vice
Prosiiient Frank, estimated the loss at
IC9OO. and local company settled
with Mrs. Brown on that basis.
1.1 K>TS WERE AT DINNER
Mrs. Brown had quests at dinner on
the night of the robbery. They were
T Val Smith and his wife and W. H.
P«ldmSß. Frank was an occasional
■ aller at the Brown home, but was not
present at the time. Detective Ser
trPHius Bert Wren, J. F. Dinan and
Prank MrGrayan investigated the case.
Aft-M- paying Mrs. Brown the $6,000
the Pacific Coast Casualty company
turned to the National Surety com
pany, with which it had reinsured, sent
on its proof of loss and received a check
for $1,000. Meanwhile the local repre
sentatives of the eastern concern heard
enough rumors to suspect that facts at
tending the robbery were worthy of
Detectives employed by the eastern
company were told that Mrs. Brown
was also known as Lily Thornton. Dr.
<*harles G. Kuhlman, a neighbor, said
that Mrs. Brown and Al Herman, pro
prietor of the Harbor View baths, told
him they were engaged to be married.
' "We know," said Powers, "that
Frank knew that Mrs. Brown was not
a good insurance risk, such as the Na
tional Surety company would accept.
It was represented that the house was
a residence and we know that It has
been a lodging house in the sense that
four or five men have been rooming
there. Had we known these facts the
National would not have reinsured.
If we had known that the only people
who investigated the risk were Frank
and his secretary, Smith, we would not
DEPOSITION IS BRIEF
The deposition of Frank is very
brief and in it Frank states that he
knew Mrs. Brown and that to his best
knowledge she receives money from
her father, who lives "outside "of Cal
Mrs. Brown, after asserting that her
true name is Rose A. Brown, started
to describe her dealing with the in
surers when both Bauer and Rosen
heim objected. The objections of the
attorneys to every question caused
Powers to assign their actions as mis
conduct and to threaten to bring the
matter before the court. The witness
■was permitted to describe the lost
jewelry. She declared that she ha*
'four dogs and a fox terries" in tfhe
house and that the dogs barked on the
night of the robbery. "When asked
with whom she dealt adjusting the
loss, Mrs. Brown refused to answer, on
the advice of counsel.
LINER SONOMA HAS
BROKEN TAIL SHAFT
> rumel in >II«1-Pacln<\ *»snn<rr(n X Thto
\\ »>■ on But One
Word was received by wireless yes
terday that the Oceanic Steamship com
pany's fast liner Sonoma, Captain
Trask. homeward hound from Sydney,
had broken its starboard tail shaft and
would have to complete the voyage to
San Francisco "on one leg:." When the
accident occurred the liner was 950
miles south of Pago Pago. There is
absolutely no question either of the
ship's safety or thj comfort of those
on board. As far as the passengers are
concerned—there are about 60 on board
—the accident will mean only the delay
involved in a reduction of the liner's
speed from I<> to 10 knots an hour.
The Sonoma is in fine weather and
Captain Trask reports all well on board.
Although the acciddftt will it im
possible for the Sojjoma to live up to
its record of 19 daYs from Sydney to
San Francisco, the Jlner probably will
start its outward \b->yage on time, as
the schedule provides for a long stay in
A new shaft is here and when the
Sonoma IRfra it will not take long to
remove the fractured one and install
the new one.
Meanwhile the liner will be in con
stant wireless communication with this
city and in a few days the company
will be able to make definite announce
ment as to the date of arrival. r .
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZERS HERE
Seven international organizers of the
religious forward movement of the
Y. M. C. A. arrived at the St. Francis
hotel from New last night on the
firet stage of a tour which will practi
cally encircle the globe. They are
Frank P. Smith, J. S. Lathrop, P. j. Gil
bert, E. A. Peck, C. M. Keeler, H. P.
Metcalf and R. Robbins. They will de
part Friday for Honolulu, on a contin
ued itinerary including Japan, China,
Philippines, Australia and South Africa.
The tour will extend more than a year.
"When candy stores you chance to pass
Go in—if the sign %ays "Haas." "
Four stores: Phelan Building, Fill
more and Ellis sts.. Polk and Sutter
its. and 28 Market at. near terry,.—Advt,
BLOSSSOM LOSES HUSBAND
Injured Man Gets His Decree
Blossom Sceley. former Ktolb and Dill chorus girl, and Rube Marquard. base
ball phenomenon, whose escapades caused her husband to secure divorce.
Fickle Footlight Fairy May Now Marry
Famous National League Pitcher
"Rube" Marquard's escapade with
Blossom Seeley, formerly of the Kolb
and Dill cborus of this city, was ex
tended one short chapter yesterday by
a decree of divorce granted by Justice
Newburger in the New York city su
preme court to Joseph Kane, the
woman's husband. Marquard, who was
a pitcher of the New York National
league baseball team, became involved
with Miss, Seeley, who was known off
the stage by her husband's name. The
troubles of the famous star of the dia
mond and the pretty girl of the San
Francisco footlightg began six months
ago. when Kane, whose correct name
is Joseph Cahen, discovered that his
wife was too friendly with Marquard
and set a trap to prove in the courts
his assertion that she was untrue.
Blossom Seeley was always fickle,
according to records of the local police
and emergency hospitals. The girl,
who is said to be remarkably good
looking and intelligent, created a sen
'satlon here on the evening of April
16, 1909, •when she attempted suicide
in her apartments at Ellis and Fill
more streets because of her infatua
BURGLAR MAKES APOLOGY UNION LEAGUE ELECTS
M K bt Prowler Explain* io Frißhtened
Womnu He Entered AVrone Room
Awakened by the flash of an electric
pocket light early yesterday morning,
Miss Florence James, "13 If. Gough
streft. saw a burglar working in hsr
j-oom. When the thief noted she was
awake he explained that he had en
tered the wrong room. °Mise James was
too frightened to make an outcry and
the fellow left after taking a few
Two diamond rings worth $350 were
stolen yesterday by burglars ffom the
apartment of Mrs. 1... R. Hundy, 920
August L. Hage, proprietor of a cafe
at 2050 Mission street, reported the loss
Mrs. Jennie Chamberlain, Victoria
apartments. Oakland, says Tuesday
night she lost or had stolen her pocket
book, at the ferry, containing $160.
Five minutes after he arrived from
Ogden, Utah, yesterday, Enimett Aγ
line was robbed ■at the ferry of his
puree containing $IM.
FRZSNOAN ROBBED— William I.pp, a went
arrival from Fresno, reported to thp harbor
police station .restpnley that he had been
lobbed of $135 in a water front saloon.
tion for Mike Bernard, a musician.
P.ernard had shown attention to an
other young woman and Blossom up
braided him for his transfer of affec
tions from herOto the newly found
sweetheart. She took morphine, but
.failed to swallow enough to cause
death. She was treated at the emer
gency hospital by Doctor Tillman and
In the latter part of October Blos
som Seeley was next heard of as one
of the principals in vaudeville with
Marquard. The play was put on at a!
prominent New Yt>rk playhouse, with
Marquard and the girl in the mairg
roles. Kane; her husband, became vio
lently jealous, ana Blossom carried her
case to the New York courts and sent
back-to San Francisco to obtain .evi
dence that would offset her husband's
charges. She was not successful.
Kane stood ttie humiliation of press
publicity of his wife's erring ways un
til he. finally sued for a divorce, and,
the case being undefended, he was
granted a decree of separation from
the woman whom he now says:
"Led me a mighty warm chase
through the recent years of my life."
tieorgre Kilmer Elected I'rentdent at
Club'M Annual Meeting
Officers of the Union League club
were elected at the annual meeting.
The new officers are: President, George
Filmer; first vice president, A. W. Scott
Jr.; second vice presfdent, F. V. Kees
ling; secretary, C. J. Wood; treasurer,
H. F. Peunau; board of directors for
the two year term, V. W. Gaskili. w.
Hanson and EL C. Schaetzer. E. H.
Tryon, the retiring president, was pre
sented with a handsome hall clock.
The club has a membership of 1,300.
"FAIR PLAY" WHITES LETTER
In a communication addressed to the
police committee of the board of su
pervisors "Hyman Shapiro," who gives
his address as "general delivery," de
clares that "the fight game in San Fran
cisco requires supervision," and offers
to act as representative of the board of
supervisors at prize fights for six
months •without remuneration. He criti
cises the fights held at the pavilion,
and applies strong language to the pro.
meters. He states that he wrote a let
ter to the supervisors some time agro, in
which he signed himself "Fair Play."
Mrs. Jane Drendall Shouts
"Arrest Her!' , But Taxi
Goes Too Fast for
GIRL TELLS STORY
OF ABUSE AT HOME
All's Well That Ends Well,
Insists Lawyer for Hus
band of Captured Bride
"I'll follow them to the north pole!
I'll have him arrested; I'll have all
his attorneys arrested! Stop! Stop!
Catcfc them! Catch them!"
These cries were raised in front of
the hall of justice yesterday morning
above the howl of the elements during-
the torrential shower. A woman, with
hat askew and eyes blazing uncon
trollable anger, was crying out the
words and madly gesticulating. Around
her was a cluster of men, attorneys
and bailiffs. All eyes were glued upon
the fast disappearing rear end of a
taxicab whirling up Kearny street.
In the taxicab were Mr. and Mrs.
Elwood Evans Bryant. Mrs. Bryant is
the 18 year old daughter of Jane
Drendall of 847 Wisconslh street? The
young woman was escaping with her
husband after having been kept from
him by her mother since their mar
riage six weeks ago. It was her irate
mother who raised her voice in anger.
The scene was so amazingly intense
for the mother and so excruciatingly
funny for everybody else that the
whole group stood, eoaked and unmind
ful of the rain until the form of the
speeding taxicab was lost In the traffic.
Leaning against tne stonework of the
hall of justice, holding his sides In
glee, was Elliot If, Epsteen. attorney
for the girl's bridegroom.
Behind it all is a dramatic and ro
mantic story full of pathos.
TELLS HARD LICK STORY
Forced to work since she was 10
years of age, cruelly maltreated by her
widowed mother and beaten by her
elder brothers, Miss Helen Drendall led
a hard life, according , to her story.
By her father's will she was heir to
$5,000, "but her living conditions were
those of a drudge and slave, she says.
Two years ago she met Klwood
Evans Bryant, a conductor, many years
her senior. He was kind to her —the
only solace in her life. They discov
ered they loved each other, and last
November stole away to Marln county's
Gretna Green and were married. That
day they returned to the bride's Wis
consin street home for parental bless
ing from Mrs. Drendall.
The mother was enraged. She sum
moned the girl int© the house, and
standing on the porch, looked at the
groom and shouted something ""back
into the house that sounded to her
"Paul, get the shotgun!"
For a few seconds the bridegroom
stood his ground. Then he fled. The
bride since then has been held locked
in the house by her mother, she
charged. Bryant engaged Attorneys
Epsteen and Russell P. Tyler. Habeas
corpus proceedings were Instituted and
all the interested parties appeared be
fore Superior Judge Cabaniss yester
day morning. The mother brought the
young bride with her and announced
that she would file an annulment suit.
Judge Cabaniss continued the case to
Monday for an answer to the habeas
corpus , proceedings, ruling that 'the
young bride should be left with her
mother.until that time.
"Do you love your husband?" asked
"Yes, oh, yes!" replied the girl.
GIRL MAKES GETAWAY
The mother, young bride and attor
neys went into the corridor.. The
mother began arguing with attorneys.
The girl slipped down a few steps and
then cried out:
"Why, mother, you told me you dont
want me around you any more," and
she ran down the stairs.
The mother cried out and started in
pursuit, followed hy the attorneys,
bailiffs and court attaches, who heard
her cry. On the floor below the young?
bride's husband was stationed. He
took her hand and the two fled down
the remaining flights. Down the steps
of the main entrance they fan. with
the mother and crowd only a few yards
A taxicab was waiting with its d<*or
open. Bryant bundled his wife in,
shouted to the driver "Full speed!" and
jumped in himself, slamming the door
in the facee of the pursuers. The ma
chine sped to the ferry and 20 minutes
later the married pair were securely
ensconsed in a Pullman car on a train
After the excitement Mrs. Drendall
madly rushed upstairs to Judge Ca
baniss' courtroom and declared she
wanted everybody arrested. Later she
withdrew to make affidavits charging
Bryant and his attorneys with contempt
of court and says she will file them .this
"Nonsense,".\ laughed Attorney Ep
steen, in commenting on the possibility
of going to jail for five days. "It's all
a huge joke and everybody that ought
to be is happy."
MONTHLY MINT REPORT
The United States mint report for the
month of December shows 178,169 ounces
of gold and 18.876 ounces of silver, val
ued at $2,683,091.70, received during the
The gold receipts from the following
stations were. In fine ounces:
Ne*f Mexico ■ B°*
Fairbanks, Ala*kg 32
Washington .-♦ 61
Philippine inlands 2.8-M
Douglas inland, Alaska 21,821
OoTemunent offices, etc liS.lihS
Mutilated United States coin..* 25
Jpwplry and* Jewelers' bare 534
Central America • *•"«>
HAMMOND TRIAL TESTIMONY
The trial of A. B. Hammond, charged
with unlawfully cutting timber valued
at $211,000 from government land in
Montana from 1886 to 1894, inclusive,
was continued before Judge William C.
Van Fleet in the United States district
court. Many witnesses. Including Wil
liam Green, U. S. Schwartz and Dan
Grahams, timber sealers, testified that
Hammond was in charge of the affairs
of the companies at the time the timber
was cut. Evidence was also introduced
to show that no sawmills were operated
in the Blackfoot district of Montana at
that time except those owned by Ham
MRS. ELWOOD EVANS BRYANT
WHO GAVE MOTHER SUP
MAYOR SUGGESTS THAT
POLICE HAVE DAY OFF
In Letter to Commissioners
Executive Promises to
Secretary Charles Skelly of the
board of police commissioners yester
day received the following letter from
Mayor Rolph whieh'will be acted upon
by the commission at its meeting , Mon
"Gentlemen: In my declaration of
principles, upon which I was elected
to office. I indicated that the police,
fire and school departments should
have my especial care, and that I
would do everything , possrible to im
prove these branches of the public
service, and, in so doing, take care that
hours of leisure, so necessary for
health, spirit and the vigorous perform
ance of duties, were not abridged.
"I find that, in nearly every depart
ment of the city government, proper
hours of leisure are not allowed the
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Clearance Sale Unprecedented
At D. Samuels, Starting Today
Today we inaugurate a sensational Clearance and Clean-Tip of accumu- 1 J
lated merchandise of every description, from almost every department in
the store. The sale will take place on the Third Floor, wjiich has been
especially prepared to accommodate the crojvds attending this event. In
; ; eluded in this "remarkable Sale will.be all of the Holiday Novelties carried |
over from Christmas, together with many thousands of dollars" worth of the
most seasonable Dry Groods, Shoes, etc. * "The list comprises
Soiled, Handled and Repaired GLOVES; Silk, Lingerie and
Tailored WAISTS, broken iines of SILK PETTICOATS, HATS,
trimmed and untrimmed; MILLINERY MATERIALS, LINENS,
j SOROSIS SHOES and SLIPPERS for women and children, ETC.
We aim to avoid either sensational or exaggerated statements in oui!
advertisements, but when we do hold these periodical clearances we have
only one object in view, viz: to effect an absolute clearance in the shortest
possible time, and we appreciate that, ridiculously low prices alone will
produce thai result. For this Clearance Sale we have reduced prices as
never before. All of the r goods are offered at a fraction of what they cost xks t
not what they sold for.
To go into price details is impossible, but to illustrate bow absurdly lovfl
the sale prices are —all of our repaired and handled $1.00, $1.25, $1.75 and!
even $2.00 gloves now 69c pair; 50c, 60c and 75c veilings now 28c yard;
$3.50 silk petticoats now $2.25; Men's $1.00 tie and hose combinations, all
styles, now 50c; all 50c Phoenix mufflers now 19c; eiderdown sacques at ex
actly half original prices; the neckwear in the 12% c, 25c and 50c sections
originally sold up to $2.50; laces and trimmings now 10c to $1.00 the yard
were formerly sold up to $3.00 and $4.00; Sorosis shoes afi.d slippers
(broken lines) that were $4, $5 and $6, go now at 98c the pair, and so on
through all of the lines offered. j^
I On the First Floor Every Remnant
At Exactly One-Half Marked Prices
This offering includes every short length, waist length and dress
length of yard goods in the store. Sale will be for three days, starting this
; morning. Of course the most desirable goods will o quickly be picked out,
j therefore we urge early attendance. • ot «
I I One-Half Marked Prices Now for
Every Colored Silk Remnant Every Lace Remnant
Every Black Silk Remnant Every Trimming Remnant
Every Evening Goods Remnant Every Ribbon Remnant
Every Dress Goods Remnant Every Veiling Remnant
Every Wasb Goods Remnant ° Every Flannel Remnant
Stockton /? \ * O'Farrell
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913.
VERY SIMPLE FUNERAL
FOR HUSBAND'S VICTIM
Mrs. Minna Jadwin to Sleep
in White Dress She Wore
at Her Graduation
With simple obsequies, the body of
Mrs. Minna Van Bergen Jadwin, who
was murdered by her husband Monday
evening, "will be laid to rest. The time
or hour of the funeral has not yet
been arranged. Only the members of
the family and two girl friends, com
panions of her school days, will ac
company the casket to the grave. The
service will be read by Rev. G. A.
Bernthal of the German Lutheran
church and interment will be at Cypress
Robed in the simple white dress she
wore the day she graduated from the
girls' high school, the body of the
younjf bride lies at the home of her
sister, Mrs. J. A. Bauer, 2512 Pacific
avenue. The casket rests on a couch
of white satin in a room filled .with
flowers. From her fingers the wedding
ring and the engagement ring have
been taken to be held by the family.
From the home of Mrs. Frank B.
Anderson, only a few blocks distant
from the home where his dead bride
lies in state, the funeral of Donald
P. Jadwin was held yesterday. The
obsequies were private and were at
tended by members of the family only.
The body was cremated and the ashes
will be sent to the boy's mother in
That young Jadwin was a mental
wreck and been suffering from a ner
vous breakdown is made evident by
many events preceding the shooting.
On Monday afternoon, the day of the
murder and suicide, he visited an at
torney's office and told him of his -de
sire to draw up a will disinheriting
his wife. The attorney, noticing the
perturbed state of the young man's
mind, advised delay.
That same day he drew from the
bank $600, all that he had to his ac
count, and, going to his desk in the
General Petroleum company's offices.
drew two checks, one in favor of a
friend who was suffering from con
sumption and another for an old man
who had befriended him.
city employes, and I am anxious, as far
as possible, to see these qonditions
"In the police department the mem
bers are allowed but two days off for
leisure in each month, and an annual
vacation of 15 days. Might I suggest
to you the consideration of ways and
means of allowing the member. , ? of the
department one day off in seven, in
addition to their annual vacation"? If
there is anything that I can do to
make this possible, will you kindly so
"Very respectfully yours*.
JAMES ROLPH JR., Mayor."
DIVORCED WOMAN MADE
DEFENDANT IN ACTION
Attorney Seeks to Collect for
Legal Services Said to
Multiplicity of lawyers and of liti
gations beset the path of Mrs. Mary
Nay. who is defendant before Judge
O. A. Sturt?vant in a suit brought by
Charles McMullen as assignee of the
claim of Attorney R. R. M<t'lellan. for
$700, which the attorneys aver is due
and unpaid. Mrs. Nay iirpt consulted
the law firm of Bishop, Hoefier, Clark
& Harwood in 1909, when she obtained
an interlocutory decree of divorce from
Frank G. Nay. Later she employed
Assemblyman MUton D. Schmitt as her
attorney to collect $500 baok alimony.
This money was retained by Schmitt as
counsel fees, according to the testi
mony of Attorney R. B. McClellan, who,
in turn, had been retained by Mrs.
Nay to make Schmitt give up a portion
of the amount, in which he succeeded.
About this time Nay's father died
and left Mrs. Nay's founer husband
a fortune of $60,000. McClellan be
came Mrs. Nay's attorney and arranged
a property settlement in lieu of the
$100 a month alimony allowed In Her
decree. This settlement Included*"**
payment of $1,050 to McClellan for
Mrs* Nay, with the stipulation that
$700 of the amount should be used to
pay a mortgage on the Nay home. Mc-
Clellan retained the sum as counsel
fee*, although the testimony showed
that he had been paid $100 by Mrs.
Nay and $940 by the husband.
Mrs. paid the mortgage money
and then laid the case- before District
Attorney Fickert. Investigation by
Assistant District Attorney A. R.
Cotton disclosed a receipt by McClel
lan in which there was an express
stipulation that the $700 would be used
to lift tfle mortgage. Mrs. Nay was
preparing to lay the case before the
grand jury when McClellan paid her
Suit by the attorney against Mrs.
Nay followed and McClellan testified
that he was forced to give up the
money fo avoid the notoriety of possi
ble grand jury action and to save him- ■
self from being humiliated.
Judge Sturtevant took the case un
der advisement pending the citation of
authorities concerning a point raised
by Mrs Nay that the complaint is not
legal because McClellan sjgjoed his in
itials "R. -B." instead of "Richard B."
in verifying it.
A New Life-Saving Station
ttight in the heart of the city at 037
Butler bldg. The Physicians , and Bur-
I treons . Telephone Exchange, where the
! public can geVthe doctor if a member.
'at any hour. J day or night, by calling
up Sfttter r 1424.*-Advt.