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VOLUME CXIIL—NO. 76.
Daughter Tells Grand Jury
Her Father Made No
Numerous Witnesses Fail to
Throw Light on Pleas
OAKLAND, Feb. 13—Persisting in
her statements given under oath that
her father made no deathbed confession
regarding the "murder and burial"' of
a purported Helen Johnson Iβ Palo
m?res canyon, Aileen Amador was a
witness before the grand jury today.
Her statements contradicted those of
her mother, Mary Amador, v.ho etarted
the story of the alleged crime, basing
it, she has asserted, upon statements
of her husband, Norciss Amador.
Aileen's appearance was attended
with much interest, as she has seen
her mother but slightly since she was
removed from Mrs. Amador's custody
by the juvenile court. They were kept
carefully apart by deputies, and though
Mrs. Amador professed to be overcome
with grief, the girl seemed little con
That she gave a reasonable expla
nation of her letters to her mother
which were said to deny the truth of
her testimony before the grand jury
was known when the session closed.
The girl is believed to have reasserted
I• -r belief that her mother fired tiie
Plrasanton school four years ago, as
she stated in the juvenile court.
Attorney G<orge Witter, after wait
ing three days under subpena. vras al
lowed to testify. Hi , wmj Inside the
jury room nearly two hours. Hα was
preceded by Attorney Jhiiips Mont
gomery, who had no direct knowledge
of the case and who was detained not
more than ir> minutes.
J. C. cf Pieas-anton was a
witness examined early today. fc'tan
nard was supposed by exponents of the
"murder" theory to have seen Xarciss
Amador paid $5 for his work in bury
ing; the supposed body of the girl.
nard denied any knowledge of
the affair. George Black, under sheriff
of San Jnaquin county, was called, on
.-.-_::)pLii)a UiaX..Jie iiue-w Gladys
Wallace attempted tdTcnsh -X. draft for
$1,500. said to have been taken from the
body of William Winslow, murdered at
Sunol in 1908. James Regan, sergeant
of detectives of San Francisco, was an
other witness called who could con
tribute nothing to the enlightenment of
The sessions will be resumed to
Foreman T. B. Parson suffered an at
tack of illness which forced his retire
ment from the morning session, but he
was present in the afternoon.
BABES RESCUED FROM
TENEMENT HOUSE FIRE
Proprietor and Women Guest* of Hotel
Have Difficulty in Saving; Lives
of Mttle Ones
OAKLAND. Feb. 1 3.—lnspectors Wil
liam Kyle and Frank Neils are investi
gating the fire which early this morn
ing gutted a barn and a two story
dance hall and seriously damaged a
threo story double tenement house,
owned by J. Tachella, at 1416 Thir
teenth street. The fire started in the
Lain and apread t<. the hall.
F.Nplosions originating in the basement
urn believed to have been caused by
carbonic acid gas in the wine.
Ta< holla carried an insurance of
Ji.OOO n n the- tenement house, $500 on
'iif I>arn and $300 on the dance hall.
Ha was asleep with his wife and
four children on the top floor of the
flat nd the family had difficulty in
reaping. Tachella was burned about
-.'. nis in carrying his children to
Mrs. GL Oirji, one of the tenants, car
ried out her babies and others
bad to fight their way to safety
were Mr. and Mrs. IE. Ramponi and Mrs.
ML Alberta ami child. Tachella and hit
tenants lost all their personal pdprps
■fOßC. No clew to the origin of the fire
has >et been discovered by the police.
FOR ANNUAL BANQUET
V. AY. C. A. Ready for Report* for Year
Tuesday Kvenlng —Valentine Party
at Boarding Home
OAKLAND. Feb. in.—Final prepara
tions are being completed for the nn
nual dinner "f the V. W. CL A. in the
Hotel Oakland Tuesday evening.
A receiving- committee numbering
lending members of the association
has been appointed and Miss Grace
Fisher, president, will act as toast
inietress. The speaker of the evening
will be Rev. Albert \V. Palmer, pastor
of the Plymouth Congregational
church. Reports of the various secre
taries and chairmen will be heard
him] A. L, Adams, chairman of the re
cent building campaign committee, will
an Recount cf the campaign.
Monday evening the civics class will
listen to an address by Mat k L. Requa
mi "City and County Government.' , The
members of the Y. W. C. A. Boarding
home will give a valentine party to
morrow evening at the home, 1944
CORPS WILL BE HOSTS
St. Valentine lOntertalnment at Y. M.
f. A. Arranged by Senior Leader*
OAKLAND, Fob. 13. —The members
of the senior leaders' corps of the Y.
1C C. A. will be hosts at a St. Valen
tine's entertainment, in the assoeia
ttan gymnartum tomorrow evening:.
Tito program will include vocal and
instrumental numbers given in the
lobby of the association and gymnastic
exhibitions by the corps afterward in
The corps numbers 24 athletes of
the association, including Physical Di
rectors <". F. Martin and C. H. Tooze.
The officers are; President, <>. I*
Gaitlier; vice president, J. JI. Nielsen;
secretary, <\ B. Hutchinson. The com
mittee of management consisted of O.
H Hagedorn, stage manager; E. A.
Wright, 11. Nielsen, R. Howden. K.
Ziegier' and Physical Director C. F.
Martin, . >
Junior Class to Feast
Pledge Cards Issued
Joel S. Conklm, on V. C. junior ban
WANT CHEAP FOOD
University of California
Girls Have Plan to Re
duce Cost of Living
BERKELEY, Feb. I?..—Women stu
dents of the University of California,
under direction of Miss Lucy Stebbins,
dean of women, and Mrs. Myer E.
Jaffa, dietician of the university, are
trying to reduce the cost of living by
co-operative buying and by standard
ization of bills of fare.
Eight separate menus have been de
vised by Miss Stebbins and Mrs. Jaffa.
These will be used for preliminary
tests. In them staples are chosen,
which are appetizing and possess high
nutritive value. The menus will be
alternated, and by this means the au
thorities will be enabled to keep tab
of the cost of foods and the consump
The plan for co-operative action to
reduce living expenses was formulated
by Miss Btebbine, who, having ar
ranged a method of buying for all the
sorority houses, obtained bottom prices
The co-operative system has Just
been inaugurated this week. It will
be several months before the standard
menu for all the houses will be de
veloped, or before accurate data on
costs of foodstuffs and quantities re
quired for each house will be at hand.
Board of Education Ilea™ Conflrma-
tion of ( harsips Vualnnt Minx Vllcc
Baxley of Fruitvate School
OAKLAND, Feb. 13.—Further testi
mony was taken today by the board
of education at the hearing of Miss
Alice V. Baxley, former principal' of
Fruitvale school No. 3 and recently
transferred by the board to the Beulah
school. C. B. Crano, who succeeded
Miss Baxley as principal of the Fruit -
vale school, testified that when he took
charge he found her reports in poor
order. He said that he had no fault
to find with the teachers who brought
the original charges against the ac
Miss Julia W. Leigh and Miss Ger
trude l>. Mosher, teachers in the
school, corroborated the testimony
given by five teachers on the first day
of the hearing that Miss Baxley was
incompetent and untruthful." Miss
Ida Vandergaw, a supervisor, testified
that on one occasion Miss Baxley had
made a false statement regarding an
examination of Miss Leigh's class. The
hearing will be resumed at 4:30 o'clock
BANK MEN PASS UP
COIN TALK FOR TOASTS
Employe* of Oakland Institutions
Gather for Annual Banquet at
OAKLAND, Feb. 13.—More than 100
bank employes of Oakland assembled
this evening in the blue room of the
Hotel Oakland for the fourth annual
banquet of Oakland chapter, American
Institute of banking. Charles A. Smith,
cashier of the Security Bank and Trust
company, acted as toastmaster. He
was introduced by A. E. Caldwell,
president of the chapter. The speaker
of the evening was James K. Lynch.
vice president of the First National
bank of Fan Francleco, who addressed,
the members present on "The Bank
ers' Service to the Community."
Others who participated in the pro
gram, which included speaking and en
tertainment numbers, were Max Hor
winski, D. H. Mclaughlin and George
r. Walker. The officers of the insti
tute are: President, A. R. Caldwell;
vice president, J. S. Killam; secretary
and treasurer, P. C. Scott.
HARD LUCK FOR PAIR
STEALING IRON PIGS
BERKELEY, Feb. 13.—Two tnieves,
Who stole a wagon load of pig iron at
the Standard Oil works in Richmond,
hauling the stuff away In a livery rig,
hail to abondon the loot last night at
San Pablo avenue and Bristol street.
Their wagon became mired where a
recent overflow from a water main
had made a small lake.
The wagon was found by Patrolman>
Brown. Thinking the driver had gone
for assistance, the policeman left It.
Two hours later he saw it still there
An investigation ended In the pig
iron being identified by employes of
the oil company, __ p ._,., . ....
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1913.
Attendance Will Be in
Excess of Affair of
BERKELEY, Feb. 13.—The Junior
class of the University of California
will hold its banquet March 1 at the
Key Route inn, Oakland. The men of
the class will attend the affair, and
from the number of pledge cards al
ready issued the attendance will ex
ceed that of previous years.
Arrangements for the banquet are In
the hands of a committee composed of
the following named juniors:
F. C. Mills (chairman), V. E. Breeden,
Milton Marks, Kurt Steindorff, N. L.
M> Laren and Joel S. Conklln.
The junior men's banquet is an an
nual custom of the university.
HOPE OP CITIZENSHIP
PROMPTED MAN'S PERJURY
Peter Peff Gives Damaging
• Testimony Against
OAKLAND, Feb. 13.—Hope of citi
zenship to be gained at the cost of
perjury was Peter Peff's explanation
today of testimony which he gave last
October. Peff was a witness against
Gnno G. Kennedy, an attorney, charged
with subornation of perjury In ar
ranging a tale which Peff recited be
fore Superior Judge Waste.
Peff said Kennedy offered to teach
him to read and write and later to
procure citizenship for him if he would
make the statements complained of.
"Kennedy say, you tell lies like I
say, and he show me how I write my
name and read and then he get me
citizenship," said Peff. "I say no, I
not tell lies: lies is against the law."
Peff testified that Kennedy said:
"Judge Waste Is Sunday school teach
ing judge in Berkeley. You say these
things we win the case."
Peff's testimony reflected upon Mrs.
Olive Howell, wife of Jesse Howell.
when Howell contested the issuance of
a final decree of divorce. Howell
sought to have their minor child re
moved from his wife's custody on the
strength of testimony given by Peff.
VALENTINES USED AS
Women of Albany Send A'otera Appeal*
to Put Saloons* Out of IliKincss
at Tixln.V* Klrctlon
ALBANY. Feb. 13.—Albany women
have adopted the valentine as a polit
ical weapon. The anti-saloon election
will be held tomorrow and as a cam
paign missive, the women leaders
against liquor have setit all voters tem
Commotion was'caused today because
of the tearing down of a temperance
banner in front of a hall. The temper
ance leaders accused the saloon men,
but the latter not only denied, but of
fered a reward of $50 for the detec
tion of the culprit.
The only action by the saloon forces
was tonight, when Senator A. S. Ruth
of Olympla, Wash., ppoke at the school
house against the "dry" ordinance. The
meeting was arranged by the Albany
ALASKA PACKERS OFFER
SERVICE OF FIREBOAT
Alameda Fire Department Anemrntrd
by Powerful Craft Used by
ALAMEDA. 7<>b. I.3—The .Alaska
Packers' association has offered the city
the free use of the services of the asso
ciation's fire boat Phoenix in fighting
Vvater front and harbor fires, reserving
the right to retain the Phoenix for
private use in case fire threatens the
property of the association.
There is a long stretch of the south
water front of the estuary where it is
impossible for. fire fighting apparatus
of the local department to go. The use
of the Phoenix will mean better pro
tection to shipping on the Alameda side
of the estuary.
FIRST DANCE OF THE TERM
If raid student* Prepare for Party >'ext
OAKLAND, Feb. It. —Students of
Efe&UTa business college will hold their
first dance of the term Saturday even
ing at Sixteenth street and San Pablo
avenue. Music will be rendered by the
"Jolly Fellows" orchestra of Berkeley.
The affair is manage*] by C. G. Kennedy
and the arrangements" are in the hands
of the following committees:
Floor —O. A. Anderson. J. W. Baily, J.
F. Gallagher, A. E. Williams. Edward
Hackey and M. C. Woods.
Reception—Miss Marguerlta Pierson.
Miss Olive Anns, Miss Hazel Eng, Miss
Violet Green, Miss Peggy Wise and Miss
SMITH DECLINES PLACE
Commercial Club Member* Seek Man for
President of Society
OAKLAND. Feb. 13.— F. M. Smith,
head of the United Properties company
of California, nominated Tuesday even
ing at the meeting of the Oakland Com
mercial club for president, has tendered
his regrets and will not be a candidate.
Smith's interests are too extensive and
demanding to allflw of his participa
tion, and the members are casting about
for another nominee. C. J. Heeseman,
also nominated, has signified his inten
tion of withdrawing. Further nomina
tions , will be recorded for all offices
Tuesday evening, when the election will
DOG POISONER SOKiHT
BERKELET. Fβ*. 13.—The police
have been roused to search for a dog
poisoner who within three days has
killed three valuable canines in dif
ferent sections of the city. The pois
oned animals belonged to William M.
Haley, 1333 Grant avenue; J. S. Led
yard, 1227 Bonita avenue, and Carolus
Lundine, the vocalist of 1625 Bonita
The Esperanto club met last evening in the
Oakland high arbnol building and will bold
meetings hereafter erery second and last Thnre
day evrninjr In each month. Altwrt Morris han
been elected president of the club to succeed
J. B. Wallace, wiu» reiUae*
LOSS IS $400,000
Files of Newspaper From
1881 to Present Time De
stroyed; Other Struc
FLIES OVER RUINS
Same Fire Chief Sought to
Save Minneapolis Tribune,
Then Owned by Blethen
SEATTLE, Feb. 13.—The $400,000 fire
today that destroyed the upper floors
of the Times and Denny buildings and
ruined the contents of the lower floors
except the newspaper presses, caused
the complete wreck of 18 linotype ma
chines and burned the flies of the daily
and Sunday Times from 1881 to the
present time—an Irreparable loss.
The entire fire department, under
command of Chief Frank I* Stetson,
fought the flames.
Stetson was chief of the Minneapolis
flre department when the Mineapolis
Tribune building was burned Novem
ber SO, 1889, with loss of seven lives.
The Minneapolis Tribu-ne was owned
by Colonel Alden J. Blethen, now pro
prietor of the Seattle Time?.
The principal losses today are:
Times Printing company, $150,000;
George H. Bartell, druggist, $75,000;
Denny building, $50,000; Merchants'
Printing company, $12,000; Bebb &
Mandel, architects, $12,000; Shull's
candy store, $10,000.
The big American flag that waved
above the flames on the Times building
was not even scorched and flew all day
above the ruins.
The flre was discovered a few min
utes before 4 o'clock, and before the
alarm could be turned in the flames
had spread throughout the upper por
tions of the Times building. Only a
few employes were at work at the time
and all escaped safely.
The flre spread with great rapidity
and for a time it appeared that both
the Times and the Denny buildings
would be completely destroyed.
After nearly two hours' hard work
the fire was confined to the two upper
floors of the Times'Ttniildlng, contain
ing the composing and editorial rooms,
and the three top floors of the Denny
building, occupied by offices.
The Times was issued today from the
plant of the Post-Intolligencer.
The Times building was owned by
M. and K. Gottsteln and the Denny
building by the Sarah Denny estate.
The Times was about to begin con
struction of a permanent home in West
lake avenue. The loss was fully cov
ered by Insurance.
WILL CONTINUE MEET
Session* at the Flrat Conjjreerational
Church of Oakland Monday
Afternoon and Evening
DAKLAND, Feb. 13. —The Foreign
Missionary institute, which convenes
in .San Francisco Monday morning,
will continue its session in the First
Congregational church of Oakland
Monday afternoon and evening. The
members will be entertained Saturday
evening by Mrs. S. T. Alexander at
her home in Piedmont and the speak
f-rs ><f the institute will occupy pulpits
In the bay cities Sunday. There will
be a women's meeting on Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock In the First
Congregational church and an insti
tute conference at 4 o'clock. In the
evening addresses will be made by
Mrs. George B. Cowles of Amanzitna
toti, Africa, who will tell of the life
of the Zulus; Rev. Charles I* Btorrl
of Ahnowu, China; Rev. Robert Cham
bers of Turkey. The party is under
the leadership of Rev. Brewer Eddy
of Boston and Dr. H. Melville Tenney
of Oakland, secretaries of the Ameri
FIRST TRAIN ON NEW LINE
Oakland and Antloeh Tunnel Complete
and Road Will Soon He Opened
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
MARTINEZ. Feb. 13.—The first train
through the Oakland and Antioch tun
nel from Redwood canyon to Oakland
will be operated tomorrow, when the
members of the board of supervisors
of Contra Costa county will be the
guests of President Walter Arnstein
of the electric line and other officials.
The trip will be made over the entire
line from Bay point and a detailed in
spection of the tunnel will he made.
It is planned to open the road from
Oakland to Bay point by the middle
of March, when a big excursion will
be run over the line.
VAGRANCY, NOT MURDER
\o Kvldenoe Found Agralnet Couple
Sim ported of Causing: Skelton'N Death
OAKLAND, Feb. 13.—Mrs. Mamie
Flynn, alias Maude Kelly, and George
C. Bell, arrested on suspicion follow
ing the death Of William S. Skelton,
were charged with vagrancy today
upon the advice of Prosecuting Attor
ney Ezra Decoto, who found that the
evidence did not show they were guilty
of Skelton's death. They will be ar
raigned in the police court tomorrow.
No evidence has been found to show
that Skelton was murdered, but the de
fendants were taken into custody be
cause of conflicting stories they told.
INDICTMENT FOR EDITOR
Grand Jury of Yolo County Takes
Action Against P. A. Fttseerald
iSperlal Dispatch to The Cain
WOODLAND. Feb. 13—The prand
jury organized here today. J. A.
Jacobs, foreman, within an hour after
receiving instructions brought an in
dictment against P. A. Fitzgerald, ed
itor and publisher of the Yolo Inde
pendent. Several weeks ago Fitzgerald
published an alleged statement made by
a detective employed in the "blind pig"
casep, in whirh b* said others
Including Johnston Brothers, were run
ning blind pigs, but that the police did
not want them arrested. Fitzgerald is
charged with criminal libel. _ .
"The Heart of San Francisco"
Be in Line for The Call's Picture
♦-' — —♦
I* yon want to «cc how yon look In n motion picture do not 'all to
he In Market m< revt tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock somewhere between
The Call building; and Seventh ntreet. for at that honr The mil's motion
picture, "The Heart of San Franeleeo." will be taken.
At 2 o'clock <'eptaln Jack Trips will bcein turning; the crank of the
motion picture cnnaerti, which will have been 'placed at the rear end °f
a biK motor truck. From The Call building he will proceed straight up
Market street to Seventh. The Idea I* for every one In the elty to be In
Market street at that hour.
A <hou»nufl feet of elm will be required to make the picture, and I"
nil 18,000 photograph* will lie made of Market atr**t. When developed
the film will he connected «Ith a Mrip 300 feet In leneth, which wns made
tntm<-dlatcly after the blje flre In 1»0«, and with another »trtp of the Maine
length itnilr Just before the Me flre.
In addition to Market street, pictures will be made of the mint, the
poßtffllre and the hall of juatlce.
The completed filnai will be shown In tbeatem all ove r the Tnlted
J" a tew. If you have relative* In OMhkosh, Y\ i*., and ccc your picture In
the crowd flashed on nome local irreeo, It will be poMtble to find out when
the picture 1« to be Khown In Oshkoeh and let your relative* known when
you 'will pay them a visit.
The chief value of the film, however, will be historical, for In another
deende, v* hen San Francisco Iμ more than a rival of New York, curiosity
about the S»n Francisco of 1913 will be keen.
The Call Invite* everybody to g*t In the picture.
The hour Is 2 o'clock, tomorrow, and the place, Market street between
The Call building- and Seventh street.
SECRETARY TO WALKER
IS PRINCIPAL WITNESS
J. L. Fields Tells of Inquiry
Into Workings of the
J. L. Fields, secretary to Building
and Loan Commissioner Walker, was
the principal witness yesterday before
Judge Seawell. Fields was carried over
a lengthy direct examination by Assist
ant Attorney General Robert Harrison
and a rigid cross examination by Attor
ney R. P. Henshall.
Mr. Henshall sought to elicit from
Mr. Fields the exact time when his
suspicions as to the alleged insolvency
were aroused. Mr. Fields testified that
In October, 1911, when he examined the
books, there were three overdrafts
carried, but this did not cause him to
suspect the association was on danger
ous ground. Neither di* the fact there
was considerable delinquent interest
carried impel him to recommend any
action. He said his first suspicion
came with the report of Accountant J.
B. Hassett In August, 1912, In which
the particular feature of supposedly
hazardous contract loans appeared.
Mr. Fields declared he did not be
lieve the association was unsafe in
1911, although he said he discovered
the books showed an indebtedness to
Thatcher ft Bloom, agents, for $2,800,
of which $1,000 had been canceled as
nonrecoverahi.f. The questioning de
veloped that Mr. Fields had written in
1911 to George Armstrong at Kennett,
Oal., in reply to a query regarding the
solvency of the Continental, by inclos
ing the commissioner's report to the
governor, showing it in good financial
condition, and sending a communication
stating that any of the associations
mentioned in the report were regarded
Aw.it' "'it yonder at Harbor Vlpw
Where the Exposition is rising.
There's going to be a regular klpw
Of sights that am ni'-st purprisinsr.
There'll be Ferris whTl? and a bucking mnle.
And all kinds of parades and processions,
Over them all one man will rule—.
He's tlie boss of all the concessions.
SPECIAL TODAY CPIHAV
250 NOVELTY WAISTS
&n~ d&E&k A " s P rin 9 Models
1 (vwiP $6 - 25 s '
N^lf* P* V (No Charge for Alterations)
j Charmingly pretty styles—and scores of them —in voile, crepe, marquisette,
lingerie, handkerchief linen, silk and chiffon. \lJkll ACV>
Some quite simply but artistically trimmed — WT%\ - ™'*i
others elaborately embellished with laces and I r l, jf flttr
embroideries. The best and handsomest waists
we ever had for the price. All sizes—l 6 years qe a r vsti
CLUBS TO OUTSHINE ALL
Kenneth McLeod, Home
From First Vacation in
Years, Makes Prophecy
Kenneth McLeod. manager of the
Burlingame Country club, which is
conceded to be one of the finest coun
try clubs in the west, has just re
turned from a three months' trip
through western Canada, Chicago, New
York, Philadelphia, Boston, New
Orleans and Galveeton. After complet
ing his tenth year as manager with
out a vacation, the directors of the
club concluded it was high time to
grant him a leave of absence, and.
after inspecting the big clubs and
hotels of the east, he returns with
many new Ideas in catering, equip
ment and management.
While in the east McLeod addressed
the Chicago Stewards' club and the an
nual meeting of the New York branch
of the International Stewards' associa
tion. He urged the members of the
international organization to come to
San Francisco in 1915 and assured them
of a hearty greeting in the exposition
"New York city unquestionably is
the greatest hotel center in the United
State?, which, in my judgment, means
the world," said McLeod, in referring
to his trip. '"Higher in the air, deeper
in the ground and magnificent in in
terior decoration, the New York hotels
are indeed wonderful. But, notwith
standing the foot for foot of building
construction and measure for measure
in service, San Francisco does not suf
fer by comparison.
"San Francisco's leading clubs have
the advantage over the average eastern
clubs by reason of the opportunity
afforded in more recent construction,
embodying the very latest ideas in
architectural design and comfortable
pquipment. California's best country
clubs rank favorably with the best, and
in many cases are superior to the
average eastern club, having the de
cided advantage of climatic conditions.
Ultimately, California country clubs
will outshine the world."
STRANGE WOMAN NURSES
RANKIN IN SAN DIEGO
I.on AngeleN County Officer Shot by
Mexican Volunteer Soldier Haa
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13.—Constant at
tendance on R. E. Rankin, the Los
Angeles county officer shot by Jose
Marquez. a Mexican volunteer soldier,
in Tijuana, Lower California, last Sun
day night, by a pretty young woman
who says she is not Mrs. Rankin and
not a relative of Rankin, added a new
element of mystery to the shooting
The young woman, who looks as
though she might be of Spanish descent,
said she would leave as soon as mem
bers of Rankin's family arrived to t:ike
care of him. The condition of Rankin
practically is unchanged.
Mexican authorities decline to make
public the statement obtained from
Guy Rockwell, Rankln's companion, fol
lowing the shooting.
They say it will be used at the trial
of Marquez, and insist that both men
PAGES 9 TO 16
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DOCTOR LOVED TOO
WELL; NOT WISELY
Mrs. Annie Lord Declares
Husband Wrote Love Let
ters to Russian Beauties
Denies Former Army Sur
geon's Complaint and
That Dr. Charles E. D. Lord of San
Francisco, who is suing his wife. An
nie I. Lord, for divorce, was guilty of
indiscreet conduct with Mrs. Fannie
Fohs, known in New York as the "Rue
elan Widow," and that as a result of
the entanglement he was dismissed
from the United States army as sur
geon, was a counter charge made in
an amended answer and cross com
plaint filed yesterday by the wife. Mrs.
Lord asks that her husband's suit be
denied and that she be allowed $100
a month and the custody of \wo chil
dren who are 'now with her in Old
The Lords married at Biddeford, Me..
January 9. 1900. Doctor Lord charged
that his wife deserted him on Novem
ber 13. J 904. This is denied by Mrs.
Lord in her amended answer filed by
Attorneys Henry G. W. IMnkelspiel and
John R. Jones.
A copy of a letter which the de
fondant is alleged to have written to
his mother Is contained in the
amended document. In it the writer
avows an infatuation for Mrs. Fohs,
whom he asserts to be "one of the
most beautiful women I have ever
L... against John L. Van Dyck, cruelty;
Marie T., ag-alnst Fred W. Richter.
failure to provide; Alberta, against
Frank Raines, cruelty; Douglas A.,
against Mollie Miller, desertion; Hazel,
against Lawrence W. Turner, annul
ment, felony conviction; Theres?,
Clara Horowitz, desertion.
STOCK EXCHANGE WILL
REFORM ITS METHODS
Wall Street Financier* Accept Advice
Tendered by Counnel for Investi
NEW YORK, Feb. 13.—Further meas
ures for reform in the methods of
transacting business on the stock ex
change were announced by the gover
nors today. They adopted three reso
lutions providing penalties for the ac
ceptance and carrying of accounts for
a customer, either member or nonmem
ber, without adequate margin; for the
improper use of a customer's securi
ties by a member or his firm and for
"dealings contrary to just and equi
table principles of trade."
The action followed the presentation
of a report of the special committee ap
pointed last December to consider and
devise measures which will serve more
fully to protect the public.
The report gave especial oonsidera
tlon to the recommendations of the
Hughes commission, which several
years ago Investigated stock exchange
conditions and also took into account
certain suggestions made by counsel
of the Pujo congressional committee.
Regarding the matter of sufficient
margins, the committee reported that
each case must be decided according to
its particular circumstances, quoting
from the findings of the Hughes com
mission that "this is a dangerous case
on which to legislate."
DEATH THREATENED IF
ARNOLD PRESSES SEARCH
Stockton Furniture Man !■ Warned >ot
to Continue Trailing; Sleter la
Law and Her Children
STOCKTON. Feb. ll—A. Arnold, a.
furniture dealer of this city, today
startled the local police department
with the latest development in a mys
tery that has baffled the detectives of
the country for the. last three years.
Arnold says he has been threatened
with death if he persists In the March
for his sister in law, Mr*. F. C. Arnold,
and her two children, who dropped out
of sight in September, 1909, while on
their way from this city to visit Mrs.
Arnold's mother in Illinois.
The only evidence that has ever been
obtained was the recovery of a draft
for $300, signed by the missing woman.
This was countersigned by a man
named Mallory. said to be a clairvoy
ant, who disappeared from Sacramento
about the time of Mrs. Arnolds de
parture. Arnold is selling out his busi
ness to continue the hunt.