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VOLUME 114.—N0. 110?
"MRS." COULSON FOILS COUP OF POLICE
Girl Wife Takes Poison
.GOV. SULZER NEAR COLLAPSE
BRINK OF I
Despite Tammany's Warfare
and His Illness Friends
Deny Executive Will
Resign Under Fire
ALBA-NT, H. V., Sept. 23. —Governor
Sufaer was reported today to be on the
vefge of a physical and mental col
lapse. "Worry over the bitter political
war which Tammany hall is waging
against him, coupled with anxiety
over the outcome of the impeachment
trial, caused the governor's health to
A close friend of the executive de
clared today that there is* no truth in
reports that Sulzer will resign under
f.re. This man, who intimated that, he
spoke for the governor, said that Mr.
Sulzer- feels sure that the impeach
ment court will acquit- him of the
"high crimes and misdemeanors"
Governor Sulzer belives that his foes
in the senate lack 15 votes of the
number necessary to find him guilty.
It is learned that the governor
wrote a long statement to Judge D.
Cady Herrick, his chief counsel, re
fusing to allow hi mto give it out.
As a result of Mr. Sulzer's acknowl
edgment of Lieutenant Governor
Glynn as the legal acting governor,
the anti-Sulzer legislators were jubi
lant. They declared that Sulzer la
fast weakening and that if it were
not for the support of Mrs. Sulzer and
hia lawyers the governor would not
undertake to fight against his politi
By Japanese Police
To Silence War Cry
Government Orders Diplomat's
Memoirs Suppressed to Prevent
P Publication of Political History
TOKYO, Sept. 20.—Japanese police,
at.the instance of the government,
foday took forcible possession of all
newspapers publishing extracts from
the memoir* of the late Count Haya
ahi, the diplomat who came near ar
ranging an alliance between Japan
«.nd Germany. It was feared that an
expose of certain passages of the hid
den political history of Japan might
further inflame the jingoes, who are
Calling for war.
May Avert Strike
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. —-Secretary
Of Labor Wilson today designated
Ethelbert Stewart, chief clerk of the
federal bureau of labor, to mediate
the differences which threaten a coal
strike in the mines around Denver,
Colo. Stewart has started for Denve_r,
and Secretary Wilson thinks that a
strike will be averted through his
Tariff Bill Nearly
Ready for Wilson
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.—Only 1*
items of the tariff bill remain to be
settled on by the senate and house
conferees. Among them are the tar
on bananas, lead, zinc, cotton, thread,
yarn and cloth, the counteraailing
duties on potatoes and wood pulp,
and the date on which the wool
schedule is to be effective.
Only Cleverest of
Women Dress Well,
Says Mme. Melba
LIVERPOOL, Sept. 20.—"1t
takes aa muck art for the
modern noman to dress be
comingly as It does to be a
clever artist or a successful
stager," said Mme. Melba today
oa leaving for her Canadian and
American tour. . She will visit
San Francisco nnd stay two
weeks ln C alifornia.
"Mind you." the diva contin
ued, "I do not say that many
women do not succeed in the
matter of dress, and tbe Ameri
can women particularly, but ln
the old days of crinolines, which,
by the way, I prefer, nearly all
women dressed 'well. Hut now,
alas! With the latest fashion
able styles we find only the
very cleverest of the clever suc
ceeding in getting the true note
of art in their dress.
"Modern styles are inclined
to lead to exaggeration, which
is unbeautlful, whether It Is In
music, art or dress. It is like
a false note. It shocks.
"Probably I shall not be hack
until March. My tour is going
to be mostly all work, except
two delicious weeks I am going
lo pass with the Tobins In
Young American Player Is
Too Clever for His Eng
! How American Won Title
Vardoa—Out . . . .5 4 4 4 5 8 4 4 fl—3B
Ray—Out 5 4 5 4 5 4 3 3 6—3S
!■ 4 4 5 4 5 6 4 5 3—40-78
BROOKLINE. Mass., Sept. 20.—
Krancla Ouimet, aged 2*, former cad
die and present Massachusetts ama
teur champion, today won the nine
teenth annual open golf championship
of the United States with surprising
eaae at the Brookline Country club.
Ilia medal play total for 18 holes was
72, to 77 for Harry Vardon of Eng
land and 78 for Edward Ray, also of
It was thought possible that Oui
met, who was raised on the edge of
the course near the sixteenth tee,
might end or tie for second place,
but not even the most sanguine dared
whisper a lead of five strokes for him
over the five times winner of the Brit
ish open, the beat known player In the
Going out there was nothing to
choose among them, all being 38 to
the turn. Coming in, however, the
youthful American played a marvelous
game, fairly sweeping the two Eng
lish stars off their feet and winning
In comparatively easy fashion.
< >n the home hole Vardon was in
rough from the tee, while Ouimet was
straight down center. Vardon's sec
ond went Into the road and ap
proached within five feet on the third,
and got down in four, slick as grease.
Ray had a wonderful three, which was
lost Sight of in the excitement. Oui
met was carried away on the backs
of his friends.
The final score was Ouimet, 72; Var
don, 77; Ray. 78.
Ouimet 1* a Brookline boy, a de
scendant of French-Canadians, and
| learned golf as a caddy.
Play began at 8 o'clock this morn
ing, an i 8 hole, three ball, medal
rotlnd deciding the winner.
Ouimet and his British rivals turned
in a card of 304 for 72 holes contested
during the last two days.
Ouimet's performance lifted the nine
teenth annua! open tournament of the
United states Golf association out of
Continued on Page 2, Column 5
THE San Francisco CALL
TWENTY-TWO PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1913, —PAGES 1 TO 12.
Clara Skinner, Mourning Over
Husband's Suit for Di
vorce, Tries Suic^Je
I Distracted over the suit of her hus
j band for annulment of their marriage
j two years ago, Clara Skinner, 22
j years of age, attempted suicide this
! morning in her apartments, 1310 Cas
tro street, Oakland. She telephoned
|] to her husband, H. G. Skinner, three
times during the morning, threaten
ing to end her life, but lie paid Httst
attention after admonishing her, he
cause she had on many occasions be-,
fore made threats to slay herself.
Shortly after noon she telephoned
again to him, telling him she had
j taken poison. Skinner notified the
| police, and Patrolman *W. A. Myer,
j rushing with Skinner to the house,
j discovered that she had swallowed
1 three grains of codlne. She was taken
to the emergency hospital, where she
j lapsed Into unconsciousness. There
j is little hope for her.
Dying Man Sent to
Insane Asylum; Jury
Censures the Officials
San Jose Deputies Rush Patient to
Agnew—He Expires 30 Min
utes After Arrival ,
SAN JOSE, Sept. 20.—Three ver
dicts, one of them charging city and
county officials with hastening the
death of a man dying of tuberculosis,
were returned by members of the
coroner's jury at the inquest last
evening into the death of C. B. Henry,
a negro. Henry died within 30 min
utes after his arrival at the state hos
pital for the insane at Agnew and
within an hour after he had been ex
amined by a lunacy commission in
the superior court.
Kept in jail for two days, Henry
was finally pronounced by acting
County Physician Paul Stanford to be
dying of consumption and du>* to last
not more than two days. After that
he was brought before a lunacy com
mission in the superior court, and
then rushed to Agnew by deputies
who were afraid he would die before
they could get there.
Although bringing in three differ
ent verdicts, most of the jury Warned
county officials for Henry's death,
saying it was from tuberculosis,
hastened by their carelessness and
Woman Who Fought
Officers Is Convicted
Mrs. Josephine Pete, the woman
who was arrested at her ranch yes-
terday after a battle with three depu
ties, was found guilty by Judge
Krowse in Haywards this morning of
a misdemeanor for resisting an offi
cer. Judgment was suspended until
Monday at 5 o'clock, at which time
Mrs. Pete will be sentenced or given
probation. She is now at liberty on
her own recognizance.
Woman Leads Chase
For Bad Check Man
After a chase of four blocks yes
terday, ln which she led a mob of
policemen and pedestrians. Mrs. G.
Dahlmier, wife of G. Dahlmier, an Oro
ville man. captured Peter H. Murphy
at Thirteenth and Washington streets,
Oakland, and turned him over to the
police. She caused his arrest for giv
ing her a fictitious check to indorse.
Stockings and Eyes
To Match in Color
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.—Stocking*
to match the color of their eyes, re
gardless of the hue of their dresses.
Is the latest color scheme adopted by
society belles here.
VESSEL IS IN
Crew of Steam Schooner
Santa Cruz Abandon Her
After Going on Rocks
SANTA BARBARA, Sept. 20.—The
steam schooner Santa Crua, owned by
the Santa Crua Island company, Is
pounding to pieces on the rocks off
Rincen point, south of here. She was
discovered this morn fang by ranchers.
Investigation disclosed the vessel
Launches were sefit to the scene to
search the waters near the boat, but
?he members of the <«ew were later
discovered on shore, where they had
managed to escape, '•> safety. The
boat' Is reported to have been on her
way here from San Redro.
A heavy fog along the coast last
night may have caused the accident.
Captain Niedever and crew of the
wrecked steamer Santa Crua reached
here safely in one of the ship's boats
and left almost immediately for the
wreck in a power launch. They had
been rowing in the 'small boat all
night, unable to get their bearings
owing to the dense fog in the channel.
"On Your Toes and
Flop Your Wings"
In Bluebird Dance
New Steps by President's Daughter
and Other Society Girls Make
Hit in Washington
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. — Bird
dances such as the "ornls dip."
originated by Miss Eleanor Wilson
at Cornish, promise to he the fashion
here this winter. Miss Kath-Tlne
Brltton and Miss Margaret Britton,
who have returned here for the sea
son, are dancing the "bluebird dip."
named after the favorite pet of Miss
Margaret Britton. This new dance
is a variation of the old two step
and is danced as follows:
Two step four counts, and then dip
forward in a flopping way as a blue
bird would flap his wings twice on
the tips of the toes and repeat.
Tunnel and Forest
SANTA BARBARA. Sept. 20.—The
fire in the Santa Margarita tunnel is
reported as growing less this morning
and the forest fires surrounding the
little town are under control.-
Englnes at each end of the tunnel
have been pumping steam intc the
place, and repeated concussions heard
from within Indicate a steady dis
integration. The losb will be pos
sibly $200,000. The Southern Pacific
already has a trainload of material on
the - way for rebuilding the tunnel,
and attempts will be made to unseal
one end of the tunnel Monday.
Forest officials claim the fire was
started by a spark from an engine,
but railroad men say It was from a
fire started by a tramp preparing a
meal in the mouth of the tunnel.
Why "Potato" Is Not
Professor T. T. Waterman of the
University of California, recognized
as an expert on language, will ex
plain in a lecture to be delivered at
the Affiliated colleges tomorrow aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock: why we write
■ potato" instead of ptoughtclghtough.
how it comes the radicals spell
"bekos" for because, and other Idio
syncrasies of English orthography.
I The weekly exhibit at the Affiliated
Colleges museum beginning tomorrow
lis entitled "A House of Skins."
COULSON, UNDER GUARD,
ON WAY TO THE HOSPITAL
Reading from left to right, A. R. Coulson in shackles, and Detective de la Guerra.
SUIT IS SETTLED
Banker Whose Daughter's
Auto Inured Two Persons
Pays Large Sum
Suit for damages in the sum of
110.000 against the Misses Ethel and
Helen Crocker were dismissed in San
• Mateo county this morning after their
' father, William H. Crocker, the San
Francisco banker, had made a finan
' clal settlement with Mr. and Mrs.
' John J. Plaisted of San Jose, who
t claimed they were permanently in
jured when the Crocker automobile
I crashed into their buggy on the
! county road near Belmont, Sept. 12,
The compromise was effected at a
s meeting of the attorneys for the
1 Crockers and the Philsteds, held at
J the offices of Morrison, Dunne & Bro
beck yesterday. Miss Kthel Crocker
i was present at the conference and her
, deposition was taken. It Is snld she
i admitted driving her automobile or.
i the wrong side of the road.
According to the attorneys for
Plaisted. the sum involved in the set
j tlement runs well Into four figures.
Woman Struck by
Train and Killed
Grace Oliver, 33 years of <«Ke, an
employe of the California canneries,
j living at 934 Chester street, Oakland,
j was atruck and almost instantly
killed at 6 o'clock this morning hy
a westbound Southern Pacific electric
j train at Seventh and Henry streets,
| Oakland. The woman stepped in
j front of the train accidentally. She
died before aid could be administ-
To Fight Caminetti
And Diggs Verdict
Case Will Be Carried Up to United
States Circuit Court of
Maury I. Diggs and F. Drew Cami
netti have decided definitely to flght
their convictions for white slavery
through the United States circuit
court of appeals.
"We are hard at work on the papers
and will have everything in shape for
the appeal before the 10 days' stay of
judgment granted by Judge Van Fleet
expires," said Marshall Woodworth,
one of the attorneys for the defense.
The commitments will be Issued
Attempts Flight to
Paris From Warsaw
For $ 25,000 Prize
German Aviator Leaves Russia at 2
A. M. on 1,000 Mile Trip
WARSAW, Russia. Sept. 20.—Victor
j Stoeffler, a German aviator, left here |
at 2 a. m. today in his bLplane to fly I
to Paris, over 1,000 miles away, before !
sunset, for a $25,000 prize.
PARIS. Sept. 20.—The French press i
today asked the public, on behalf of
the government, not to make any un
friendly demonstration against King
j Constantine of Greece, who arrived
I here yesterday incognito from Kng- !
j land. The papers have refrained from j
I making any allusion to the Berlin
I speech of King Constantino which
offended the French.
First Great Daily
I FoxindedL —1856 ]
PRICE TWO CENTS.
KINSLEY AND GIRL
Court Sends Ranch Lass to
Jail for Six Months; San
Quentin for Companion
Oordon Kinsley, who was convicted
this week in the United States district
court of using the mails to defraud,
waa sentenced by Judge Dooling this j
morning to three years in San Quen
tin prison. He was allowed 10 days'
stay of execution and Wednesday will
plead to still another indictment for
the same offense.
Prudence Smith, a young woman he
had taken from her home on a ranch
near Fresno under promise of mar
riage and who also operated a mail
fraud scheme at his direction while
he was in jail, was sentenced by Judge
Dooling to six months in the Alameda
county jail. She pleaded guilty.
In passing sentence Judge Dooling
jsaid that he did not want to make a
j felon out of the young woman, be- j
i cause Kinsley undoubtedly was the I
Instigator of the scheme. A plea for ;
j leniency was made in her behalf by
| United States Attorney Benjamin Mc-
Klnley and Postal Inspector Knox,
who Investigated the case.
Aviator Hamel Wins
London "Air Derby"
LONDON, Sept. 30.—Eleven com
petitors started st 4 o'clock, this
morning in the aerial derby around
London. The course is 95 miles.
Gustav Harnmel was the first to fin
ish, arriving at Hendon at 5:27. He
won the cup offered by the Daily Mail
am! a cash prize of $1,000. A viator
i. ..wil linished second.
Wounded Woman Baffles Po
lice Scheme to Solve Mys
tery of Triple Shooting
In Garage Slaying;
A' R. COULSON, suspatt.
maintains sealed lips as
* to doings •on night of
murders, although police try
to confuse him with questions.
Coroner's inquest will fix
cause of deaths Tuesday even
Christopher L. Stafford, hus
band of woman who made
beach tour with Mrs. Galla
gher, visits city prison. Talks
with wife and detectives.
Katherine Gallagher, injured
woman, resting comfortably in
the detention hospital, re
asserts she can not identify
man who did shooting.
Detectives think they can
catch slayer if they find 38
caliber gun used in killing
Coulson's attorney said he
would have nothing to say
until after the coroner's finding.
Police realize they have not
even a good circumstantial
case against Coulson today.
Carefully staged to shake down the
walls of silence A. R. Coulson built
against the accusation of murder, the
dramatic meeting between the suspect
and the wounded Katherine Gallagher
planned by the police for today was
thwarted by astute attorneys.
Handcuffed and accompanied by de
tectives and District Attorney Fick
ert, Coulson was taken to the cen
tral emergency hospital at noon.
George S. Cosby, Katherine Gal
lagher's attorney, was at the cot of
the wounded woman a half hour ahead
of the law. He had heard of the
clever move of the police and the
woman was forewarned.
Admitting defeat, the officers hus
tled Couson back to his cell in the
COULSON LOCKED CP
The silent seed merchant, who is
considered responsible for the killing
of the two men in the Atlas garage
Thursday night, will have the solitude
of his narrow quarters to himself un
nouncement of Detectives de la>
Guerra and Gallagher.
No more strerruous quiazes will be
shot at him until Monday, when the
police hope to have some tangible bit
of evidence against him.
In the announcement of the officers
that he will be left to his own
Opening Sale Is
Adjoining Forest IIiJJ
THE BAY VIEW TRACT
3 minutes from Twin
Peaks Tunnel. Com-3
Sunday and get an
early choice. Hayes-
Market car direct.
Autos take 7th ay.
through Forest Hill.
30 Montgomery St.