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VOUJME 114.—N0. 108.
SULZER, DEFIANT, CHALLENGES HIS JUDGES
GIRL, TREMBLING, TESTIFIES
BIXBY HEAPED COIN ON HER
Millionaire George H. Bixby sitting in court where he can look into eyes of girl accuser.
Plan to Draft Every Able;
Bodied Man to Keep the
Flames From City
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18.—With the
forest fire in the big Tejunga canyon t
now sweeping up the precipitous dark j
canyon toward Arroyo Seco, menacing
the watershed of Pasadena and 85,- f
000,000 worth of handsome homes of
•wealthy families. Commissioner Sails- j
bVry of Pasadena today declared that i
within 12 hours he may issue a de
mand that every able bodied man in
the crown city go into the mountains j
and fight the fire.
Fifty burros are standing loaded j
with fire fighting implements at the j
Pasadena water works today ready to j
taken to the head of the Arroyo |
The lire is gaining on the fighters, j
/.ll com-munitation between Pasadena)
snd the fire district is broken.
. RAMON* FIKK CO\TI\tKS
SAN. DIEGO. Sept. 18.—Driven by i
continued high southeasterly winds,
•fe twa big forest fires started by
Jlghtning a week ago irt the vicinity J
of Itamosa are still burning today |
ani may not be quenched until they I
burn'jto the ocean. Forest rangers]
and hundreds of ranchers and towns
men, in the valleys are fighting to
cheek the flames.
MONTKLTTO NOT I.N DANGER
SANTA BARBARA, Sept. 18. —Fires
In Sycamore canyon near Beautiful
Montecito and also the fire which
•"broke out among the famous oaks in
Hope ranch, near the Potter Country J
club.'are under control today.
Aged Trinity Woman
Dies, Reached 100
0 WEAVEIIVILLE, Sept. IS.—Mrs.
Ffancesca Clifford, aged 100. was
4Wled here today. She was one of
tlx- olßest residents in Trinity county
and had lived here fiO years, for the
last 40 years she was a widow.
Miss Barker on Stand Says
Money and Gifts
LOS ANGELES, Sept. IS.—With eyes
downcast and face colorless from ex
citement, Miss Cleo Helen Barker, on
the witness stand today in the trial
of George H. Bixby. pointed to the
Long Beach millionaire, who sat fac
ing her. and said: "That is the man."
Then in a subdued voice she told of
her relations with him.
The courtroom was crowded, but
so still that the whirr of the electric
fans could plainly be heard. Only
two women were present.
Miss Barker's appearance had
changed greatly since the days she
tripped lightly into the presence of
the. grand jury to teli that body of
.her experiences and downfall.
Her face, which is ordinarily full of
color, was blanched. Her lips, which
usually are very red, were so pale
that it was with great difficulty* that
the eye could discern their shape.
Her iikual jaunty air was missing.
VOICE BARELY ABOVE WHISPER
In the witness chair she tsat far to
one side and her right hand was ever
at her forehead, while her elbows
rested on the arm of the chair. Her
voice, usually musical, was but little
louder than a whisper, and many
times she was compelled to repeat her
When, after relating how she had
met the man she knew as Mr. King,
and had later learned that he was
Bixby, she indicated which one of the
numerous persons near her was Bixby
by inclining her face toward him.
Bixby, erect, his face showing no
emotion whatever, gazed a moment
Into her eyes and then her look fell to
Deputy District Attorney Key.es
made the examination as easy for her
as he' could.
He permitted her to use her own
words in describing the events which
are charged against the millionaire.
*0\ A« < OMP* NIE-* BlXm
Bixby was an early arrival at the
courtroom. He was accompanied by
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THE San Francisco CALL
FOURTEEN PAGES —SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, VJU.
17 YEAR OLD WIFE
ATTEMPTS TO DIE
Deserted and Starving, Helen
Ryder Tries to Plunge From
Window With Baby
Love and life are full of shams and
disillusionny?nts, man to woman is
unjust, unkind, and life itself is not
worth the struggle necessary to keep
body and soul together, according to
17 year old Helen S. Ryder, whose
husband, William Clyde Ryder, de
serted her last Sunday night, leaving
her and her 11 months old baby to
starve in a dingy little room at 1350
Mrs. Ryder tried to end her life and
that of her helpless child by jumping
from the window of her mother's
apartment 1917 P street, Monday
night. She was prevented from car
rying out her plan by her mother,
Mrs. Harry Conrad, who clutched the
child-wife's clothing as she leaped
through the window.
Mrs. Ryder, pale and emaciated
from lack of nourishment, sobbed out
her story of neglect and abuse as she
sat holding her baby in her mother's
Mrs. Ryder swore to a complaint
charging Ryder with failure to pro
vide for a minor child. Ryder, who is
a chauffeur, is believed to be in San
Mann Demands Probe
of Democrats' Fund
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. —Minority
Leader Mann offered a resolution in
the house today demanding an inves
tigation of the assessment by the
democratic congressional campaign
committee of $100 on each democratic
member of congress. Mann stated
that this was in violation of sections
118 and 119 of the federal criminal
statutes. The resolution was sent to
Utt committee on the elections.
Send Us to Mexico, Demand Refugees
HUNT KIDNAPED BEAUTY IN SAN FRANCISCO
CHARGE U. S.
j Americans Taken to San
Diego Call on Bryan to
Send Them Back
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18.—Amer
icans who were rushed, under secret
orders from Secretary of State Bryan,
from the Yaqui valley, and who ar
rived in Los Angeles today, framed
a letter to Washington demanding
from the United States government
They be immediately returned to
Mexico under American protection.
Their perishable property, which
they were compelled to abandon and
Which they value at approximately
$1,000,000, be protected until they re
Their heretofore perfectly peaceful
relations with the Mexicans be not
again exposed to violation of faith,
which they declare Mr. Bryan's orders
The letter will be sent to Secretary
Bryan tonight and the individual
because of the false impression
they will return to Mexico immedi
ately, regardless of the government;
that they believe the government
should be compelled to protect them,
members of the party assert that
under which it forced them to leave.
"This is the most stupendous blun
der the United States government has
ever made," declared Harry C. Origsby
1 of Sonora.
USED READY TO QUIT
VERA CRUZ. Sept. 18.—Special En
voy John Lind. the personal repre
sentative of President Wilson, re
ceived a long cablegram from the
state department today.
Reports are current today that the
dinner given last night by Mr. Lind
at the Terminal hotel for Rear Ad
miral I letcher, U. S. N., was in the
nature of a farewell affair.
It is intimated that If the United
States refuses to honor Huerta's de
j niand that United States warships be
j removed from Mexican waters by No-
I vember 1 the Mexicavn government
will carry the question to The Hague.
Of Killing Japanese
Yee King, whose killing of Y. Mizu
hara, alias Big Frank, started a three
months' tong war between the Blng
Kongs and the Suey Sings, was found
guilty of murder in the second de
gree by a jury in Judge Cabaniss'
court this morning. Sentence will
be imposed Saturday, the jury rec
ommending mercy. >
Yee King shot, the Japanese on
March S, and the death list readied
13 before the tongs were nt peace
again. , /
Cut Telephone Rates
That the state railroad commission
will shortly announce a new schedule
of rates for long distance telephone
calls to be charged by the Pacific
Telephone and Telegraph company in
this state was the statement made by
Commissioner Max Thelen to the
members of the Unitarian club of Ala
meda last night. He declared that
the long distance telephone tolls
charged at the present time are much
too high and that the corporation is
earning 14 per cent on its invest
Flames Wipe Out
Exhibits at Big
GHENT, Belgium, Sept. 18.—Enor
mous damage was done here today by
a fire on the grounds of the Ghent
exposition. The flames originated In
a restaurant and destroyed fonr
neighboring exhibition buildings. All
the exhibit* were destroyed.
Bandits Take Auto,
$2,000 and Jewels;
Caueht in Battle
TOLEDO, 0., Sept. 18.—Her.
man C. G. l.uytien and port;
of five of St. Lonls on a mo
tor trip weat were held np ni
[he point of revolvers hy htgh
(Tfl)infn near Bryan, 0., rurlj
today and robbed of their auto
mobile. 92,000 In eaah, a gelt
parse and a considerable quan
tity of jewelry. The three ban
nits MTTOoped down upon tlx
party In a high powered auto
mobile and after stripping th<
tlctims of all their valuable!
left them to wnlk Into liryan
[)., while they aped away in th<
two maehlatea. Later the ban
dits were captured by a sher
iff's poaae after a pitched bat
Currency Reform Measure
Goes Through by Big Ma
jority of 296 to 84
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.—The house
today passed the Glass banking and
currency reform bill by a vote of
236 to 84.
Previous to final action on the bill
the house, by a vote of 298 to 69,
indorsed the special clause that none
of the provisions of the measure shall
be interpreted as repealing the gold
standard act. The negative vote waa
cast chiefly by the democrats.
The house also defeated by a vote
of 268 to 100 a motion to recommit
the measure and insert a provision
prohibiting interlocking directorates.
The motion to recommit was offered
by Representative Walters, a Penn
sylvania progressive, and received the
suport of the radical elements of all
When the bill came up today for
final passage, the parliamentary
situation was that any member could
demand a separate record vote on any
of the amendments offered by the
banking and currency committee dur
ing consideration in the house.
Only three democrats voted against
the measure. They are Elder of
Louisiana, Calloway of Texas and
Witherspoon of Mississippi.
Will Make Alcatraz
Station in America
It is definitely decided that Aloa
traz island is to be abandoned as a
military prison and converted into the
most modern immigration station in
America. This announcement was
made this morning by prominent army
officers. So fur. the war department
has confined Itself by saying that
Alcatraz "may" be given over to the
immigration project. Plans have been
drawn up for the erection of a de
tention barracks at Fort point, where
purely military prisoners will be con
fined under a new system of train
ing. Soldiers convicted of penal of
fenses will be sent to Fort Leaven
worth. The barracks will cost about
127,000, including a steam heating
Commissioner General of Immigra
tion Caminetti said recently that Al
catraz was 50 per cent better adapted
to an immigration station than Ellis
island,* New York, because each cell
is separate and fitted with baths and
conveniences. Those detained would
not have to be watched, as there can
be no escape from Alcatraz.
Insane Man Arrested
After terrifying mourners from the
Mountain View cemetery, Oakland,
yesterday for several hours. Albert
Cobele. believed to be insane, was
arrested by Captain J. F. Lynch and
a posse of police officers. lie is being
held at the Oakland receiving hospital
Depot Agent Recognized Ger
trude Bettencourt in Com
pany With Woman
SAN JOSE. Sept. 18.—Gertrude Bet
tencourt was enticed away from Santa
Clara by a woman operating for a
white slav» ring either in Oakland or
San Francisco, believes Constable Lyle,
who has been investigating the dis
appearance of the 15 year old ranch
er's daughter last Tuesday. Since the
event was reported to him by the
girl's father, Manuel Bettencourt.
yesterday morning he has enlisted the
aid of city and county officers here
and in tbe bay cities.
Posses have been organized to con
duct a search, and independent efforts
arvi being made by the girl's friend*
and relatives to locate her.
Constable Lyle is convinced that the
girl was taken in charge by a woman
at the Santa Clara station and brought
north on a train late Tuesday after
noon. According to the story of the
ticket agent, L. R. Bains, the girl fell
into conversation with an unknown
woman in the waiting room, and soon
after asked Pains concerning the fare
to San Francisco.
On returning to talk again with the
woman. Gertrude Bettencourt was
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Fashion Calls for
Hipless Women; All
Must Use "Galluses"
Same - Shape - All - the - Way - Down
Styles in Lingerie Demand Sup- '
port All Their Own
NEW YORK, Sept. 18.—The latest
novelty In women's clothes to reach
New York Is the new French lingerie
for the hipless woman, the same shape
all the way down, the effect of which
makes necessary wearing suspenders,
not the kind worn by men. but a
dainty creation fashioned of soft ma
terial to match the particular article
to be supported.
Tho decree has gone out from the
Rue de la Palx that all women must
be hipless. and of course something'
must be found to hold up the dainty
The latest French models to reach
New York show pantaloons fashioned
after the style of knickerbockers, fit
ting close to the limb, but not gath
ered at the knees. These are a mix
ture of lace and crepe de chine, but
those who should know say they ere
smaller than ever before worn by the
A chemise of the same material is
made to slip on over the head, and
this resembles a long, straight sack
more than a dainty article of wearing
apparel. In order to keep the gar
ment close to the figure a belt is
placed just below the bust in empire
School Girl Gone;
Police Asked to
Aid Relatives' Hunt
The police" today were asked to
hunt for Lillian Bessie Hanna. 17
years old, a student of the Lowell
high school, who left the home of her
uncle at 103 A Fillmore street yester
day morning. After the girl had os
tensibly departed for school, Samuel
Hanna, the uncle, found a note in the
girl's writing, in which she said she
was going away to obtain a position
and asked her relatives not to worry.
At the Lowell high school it was
learned that the girl had not recently
been attending regularly.
She is described as ti feet 5 inches
in height, weight 100 pounds, slender
and complexion light.
Fixvst Ore at Dai\y
Famous Cases of
1797—William Bloant, senator
from Tennessee, impeached by
the lalted state* senate for
treason, expelled and the pro
1803—Federal Judge Joha
Pickering Impeached for drunk
1803—Judge Samuel Chaae
impeached for a misdemeanor
and "overbearing conduct. - ' Ac
I*3o—Federal Judge James
H. Peck Impeached for "arbi
trary conduct." Acquitted.
1862—Judge Weat H. Hum
phrey* of Tennessee Impeached
for rebellion, convicted and re
moved from office.
1802—Governor Charles Rob
inson of Kansas Impeached for
improper conduct In connection
with the sale of state bonds,
1808—President Johnson im
peached for "high crimes and
18*8—Governor Harrlaon Reed
of Florida Impeached for "false
hood and lying in official mat
ter*." Impeachment dropped.
1870— Governor William H.
Holden, North Carolina. Im
peached for Illegal Imprison
ment and declaring- counties la
a state of Insurrection. Re
moved from office and dlsquall
ned from again holding office.
IS7l—Governor Powell Clay
ton of Arkansas, impeached for
conspiracy to remove lieutenant
governor from office. Proceed
1871— Governor David Butler
of Nebraska impeached for hav
ing misappropriated g16,000 of
state funds. Removed.
1872— Governor Henry C. War
moth of Louisiana Impeached on
charges that he offered a 950,000
bribe to Lieutenant Governor
Plnrhback. Term ended hefore
trial) Impeachment was dropped.
1876—Governor Albert Ames
of MtMalMslppi Impeached on
charges that he defrauded the
state of 932.750 In connection
with prison labor contracts.
He resigned and the charges
Machine in Redwood Garage
Believed to Have Killed
Woman on Highway
An automobile laundry truck, aban
doned in a Redwood City garage Sep
tember 7 and bearing unmistakable
signs of having struck some object
with terrible force, leads the author
ities of San Mateo county to believe
that they have found the machine
which killed Mrs. Gale Dooley on the
ocean boulevard early on-the morning
of September 6.
One lamp is missing from the front
of the truck and the radiator on the
same side shows a dent as of some
heavy impact. The car contains news
papers of September 6 and 7 describ
ing the death of Mrs. Doley and tell
ing of the search for the slayers. The
truck, which was found by Sheriff J.
H. Mansfield in the Peninsula Auto
mobile company's garage at Redwood
City at non today, has the name,
"Temple Laundry company, inc.,"
painted on both sides oi' the large
black top and carries the state reg
ister number 57.665.
The Temple Laundry company is
said to be a San Jose concern.
According to William Chabbuck.
manager o fthe garage, the truck was
left in his place early in the morning
of September 7 by two young men.
Who declined to give their names and
said they would call later. He has
been holding the car for the owners
ever since. Sheriff Mansfield imme
diate! y communicated with Sheriff
Arthur Langford of San Jose, who
has started a search for the two men
who deserted the car.
Folk of Missouri
In State Department
WASHINGTON. Sept. 18.—President
Wilson today sent to the senate the
following nominations: Joseph W.
Folk of Missouri, to be solicitor of
the state department; (.'lay Allen, to
be United States attorney for the
western district at Washington.
PRICE ONE CENT.
First Day's Session of High
Impeachment Body Breaks
Up When Defendant
Refuses to Appear
ALBANY, N. T.. Sept. 18.—William
Sulzer, governor of the state of New
York, at the outset of proceedings
designed to remove him from orrrclal
positio.n, de(Jed the high court of im
peachment Itnd declined to recognize
its authority to sit.
This action came after 48 members
of the senate and nine judges of the
court of appeals had solemnly consti
tuted themselves a court to try the
The members had been sworn, the
court had decided that all nine of the
present members of the court of ap
peals should sit as judges, counsel for
Governor Sulzer had objected to the
sitting of the members of the Fraw
ley committee as a part of the court
and the preliminary organization had
Then it was that Chief Judge Edgar
M. Cullen decided that Governor Sul
zer be called to the bar.
And then it was that Sulzer, offer
ing through his counsel merely a
formal appearance, which did not rec
ognize the right of the court to sit,
failed to respond to the call.
In these circumstances the court,
which had convened at 12:03 p. m.,
adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow.
At that time the committee of three
will report rules for the procedure of
the court and the great legal contest
will be formally put In motion.
The court, as it is constituted, con
tains a total of 57 members. Two
thirds of these, or 38 votes, will be
necessary for a conviction. The
judges of the court of appeals will
not first express their views but will
vote upon each proposition merely as
individual members if the court.
A cunning political plot, designed
to postpone the impeachment until
the November election has passed,
was today discovered ju3t as the stage
setting was complete for the solemn
and imposing arraignment at the
For that purpose the senate and as
sembly today got emphatic orders to
get In session two hours earlier than
had been planned.
The impeachment charges now con-
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Opening Sale Next
Adjoining Forest Hill
THE BAY VIEW TRACT
3 minutes from Twin
Peaks Tunnel. Come
Sunday and get an
early choice. Hayes-
Market ear direct.
Autos take 7th ay.
through Forest Hill.
30 Montgomery St.