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-»ALL AND POST, VOL. £M. NO. 147.
•AN FRANCISCO CALL* VOL. U\ NO. IS.
LABOR ARMY STORMS CAPITOL
When Albert Doremus Tietjen of
New York, society pet. football star,
graduate of New York university,
commodore of the Mount Vernon
Yacht club and son of a millionaire
banker, came to San Francisco less
than six months ago. it was with tin
avowed intention of fitting out an
expedition for a journey to the So
ciety . islands in search of pirate zold.
Now he is going to marry Miss I-oeiia
<Jordenker. daughter of a Glen Ellen
family, friends of Jack London, and a
niece of an admiral in the Kussiun
The location of the vast wealth was
> ontained in a map left Tietjen by
hia grandfather, a sea captain.
PAPA H*I.TS TRIP FOR GOLD
Young Tietjen ws besieged daily at
bis apartments in the St. Francis by
waterfront men and genuine sea dogs,
ail bent on" the treasure hunt. Tiet-
Je tentatively engaged a half dozen,
and was looking around for a sturdy
r when Papa Tietjen, who had
Rotten wind of the proposed adven
ture, nipped it in the bud with a
snort, pointed telegram.
Meanwhile friends had introduced
yonijg. Tietjen to San Francisco so
ciety, lie became something of a
tango expert, and his presence was
required at many exclusive little par
' »•«. At one of these parties he met
Miss < jorii»nker.
Americanized and independent. Miss
f'.nnimker bad entered the California
Woman's hospital "for a life of use
fulness, • as she expressed it. and was
Yorker arrived here. They fell in
love.- Miss Gordenjter promised her
hand if he would guarantee her a trip
to the treasure island.
\VF.nni\<: bki.i.s m»o\
"Easiest thins you know." young
Tietjen said to his beautiful fiancee.
Friends say his parents approved
of the engagement, but frowned on
the plans- for the honeymoon trip.
Anyway the wedding bells are due
to ring in a few days in Oakland. He
is living with friends in Burlingame.
Mr. Tietjen Sr. is president of the
West Side hank of New York.
Church Wars on the
Tango and Trot
Bt Associated Press.
NEW YORK. D*c 18. —To woo the
young men and women away from the
tango and turkey trot, the Vestry and
Aid society of Christ church in Brook
lyn, of which Canon William S. Chase
Is rector, has engaged a dancing
teacher to instruct classes in the new
est dances approved by the vestry. .
The question of dancing came to'
the attention of Canon Chase and
the vestry with the opening of the
new parish hall in connection with
A list of the newest dances to be
taught has not been published, but
Canon Chase said that the tango and
turkey trot would not be included
in it. •
"Fool Proof" Airship
Invention by Wright
NEW YORK. Dec. 18—The discov
ery of a stabilizer which will render
the areoplane practically "fool proof"
was announced last night by Orvllle
Wright In an address before the Aero
"I am flying with a stabilizer nearly
every day," said Mr. Wright. "It
works to perfection, but on account
of smo.ll electric connections, which
are liable to corrode, it gets out of
working order now and then. We
will soon have this part perfected,
however, so that it may be put on
Mr. Wright thought it a little too
*arly to attempt a trans-Atlantic
Infant Is Victim of
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Dec. 18. —Windows in
i.wildings within a radius of a block
were shattered early today when a
bomb was exploded under the front
porch of a two story frame building
in West Twenty-third street, injuring
a 14-month-old and wrecking
the front of t t atructure. Three
Italian famjlies occupy the house.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
FORMER OFFICIAL OF
WESTERN FUEL WILL
ames Smith of the Western Fuel company going to court with his j
attorney, Stanley Moore. ,
MRS. VAUGHAN IS
Further Extortion Charges
Preferred Against Woman
by Judge Widney
Fresh charge? of attempted extor
tion were made today by Judge Rob
ert J. Widney of Los Angeles when
the ease, of Mrs. Mary Vaughn was
called before Judge Lawlor. The
woman is accused of having told
Judge Widney that she would get his
son, A. B. Widney, out of the police
court free when he was accused of
accepting money from Noel Murphy,
a woman of the underworld. Widney
Junior was later convicted.
The new charge, made on the wit
ness stand, was corroborated, also
under oath, by Joseph Taaffe, who,
with Judge Widney, defended A. B.
Judge Widney testified that after
his son was convicted a man named
Harper approached him, demanding
$750 to get probation for A. B.
Judge Wldney conferred with Taaffe,
who saw Harper, be said, and by him
was referred to former Judge Carroll
Cook, who had prosecuted Wldney.
Cook. Taaffe testified, told him that
he knew nothing of the $750 offer ex
cept that a man unknown to him had
telephoned something regarding it.
, "There the matter dropped," said
$10,000 Left to Heirs
By Lead Pencil Will
A will written in Italian with a
lead pencil on wrapping paper was
filed today for probate by Attorney
Cornelius W. Kelly, wherein Mrs.
Mary Mona of 1183 Vallejo street
leaves an estate of 110.000 in stocks
The will disposes of the property
to a son and two gtaiiUchildreu.
SIXTEEN PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1913 —PAGES 1 TO 8
! Edwin Powers Denounces Ac
| lion Against Brother and
Will Bare Secrets
Edwin Powers, former secretary of
the Western Fuel company, will be
the government's witness on the stand
.tomorrow in the trial of the com
pany's officers, if Special Prosecutors
Roche and Sullivan find his story to
be as important as they believe it
Powers will confer with Roche and
Sullivan today, and, because of the
fact that his brother was arrested as
the result of what he says is a
"frameup." he declares that he will
tell all he knows about the alleged
Secretary Norcross was on the wit
ness stand all of this morning, being
examined by Attorney Theodore
Roche read from the minute books
of the company for the years 1905 to
1913 extracts which showed that dur
ing that time the Western Fuel com
pany declared 34 dividends of 2% per
cent each on a capital stocks of $1,
-000,000. These dividends amounted to
as much as 17% per cent in 1912. At
two meetings of the board of directors
5 per cent dividends were declared.
On February 4, 1813. a dividend of $10
per share, payable in two install
ments, was declared on all the out
standing capital stock of the com
pany. This amounted to 10 per cent.
Secretary Norcross was asked by
the special prosecutor to give the
names of the "executive committee,"
which, it is claimed, kept no books,
hut transacted all of the important
business of the company in secret.
Norcross said he could not remember
any of them. Roche did bring out in
qther ways the fact that Robert Bruce
was a member of the committee, but
> this failed to refresh Norcross' mem-
James Smith of the Western Fuel
I company was in court today ready to
No indictments will come to the
federal grand jury's* investigation of
the eleventh hoar felony charge
lodged against David Powers. the
government's star witness in the
fraud case, according to the opinion
expressed, today by Special Prose
cutor Theodore Roe 1 *
6,000 AUTOIBTS FIGHT NEW STATE TAX
Farm Girl Hobo Rides Rods
Coincident with the filing of a pe
tition against the new state auto tax,
signed by 6.000 southern . California
motorists in Los Angeles yesterday,
plans for a similar fight in northern
California were outlined today by
loaders in the California State Auto
The fight for the association will
be handled by Attorneys John L. M<«|
Xab and Timothy Healy. Healysaid*
today that the registration fees are
being paid under protest. They be
come delinquent when the law goes
fully into effect January L after
which a test case will be made.
The fight will be carried straight
to the state supreme court.
MILLIONS INVOLVKD Iff ( ASK
From 51.000.000 to $I..">o».ofM> yearly
The motorists i laim that the law
puts a double tax on them —county
and state. Only ",.000 of the 7:>.000 mo
torists have paid the fee, and these
The opposition is directed against
the fee provision, and not the other
features of the law regulating traffic,
equipment and other features.
The state tax is based on horse
ISDEPKXDRXT TKST II Kit X
An independent test is to be made
by a San Francisco motor journal,
and the Automobile association .of
southern California has already taken
The state association s test case is
the result of a fight decided on at
district meetings held throughout the
state. The plans have been in the
hands of Percy C. Wafker. president,
and S. D. Watkins. secretary.
German 1915 Board
In Berlin Dissolves
By Associated Press.
BERLIN. Dec. 18.—The collapse of
the German parliamentary movement
in favor of official participation in the
Panama-Pacific exposition at San
Francisco was followed today by the
dissolution of the committee which
had been formed to organize a gTeat
nonofficlal exhibit. The bureau of in
formation for those desiring to ex
hibit is to. continue in existence, but
otherwise the scheme for a collective
German exhibit is dead.
The bill intrdduced early In Decem
ber in connection with an appropri
ation for the arrangement of an of
ficial German exhibit is not to be
brought up again for discussion.
Cabinet Dinner in
White House Tonight
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 S.—President
Wilson will give his first cabinet din
ner tonight at the White House. A
few invited guests outside the cabinet
will be present, among them John
Purroy Mitchell, mayor elect of New
The New year reception will not be
held this year, as the president is
going away for the Christmas holi
Mitchel Too Busy for
"After Dinner Mayor"
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 18.—Finding: it
impossible, be said, to fulfill the du
ties of an "after dinner mayor" and
an "after breakfast mayor," Tohn
Purroy Mltchel, mayor elect, has an
nounced that he must forego the
pleasure of the former incumbent.
Saves Boy's Lung
AUTO accident to San Jose
boys causes puncture of
lung by broken rib.
Escaping air fills lung cavity
and tissues underneath skin.
Hydraulic pressure from
kitchen sink faucet applied to
lung acts as suction pump.
Air rushes into lung through
windpipe lung, regaining power
and becoming normal.
Injured lad recovers.
BOY'S LIFE SAVED
BY KITCHEN SINK
Hydraulic Pressure Restores
Punctured Lung by De
SAN JOSK. Dec. IV—After using a
common kitchen variety of water fau
cet for his lung expanding power for
m week. David Pettit Jr.. whose life
was despaired of * week ago, after he
was horribly crushed in an automo
bile accident, was able to leave Co
lumbia hospital today.
The rush of water through an open
faucet hitched to the injured boy's
lung through an incision supplied the
vacuum |ti th« lung cavity that made
normal respiration possible.
Members of the medical profession
acquainted with the case have con
gratulated Dr. D. A. Bear tie, who re
sorted to the method In an effort to
save his patient. ' 1
Young Pettit and his father, an
Bdenvale rancher, were victims In a
wreck of automobiles on the Monterey
read three weeks ago. One of the
hoy's broken ribs punctured a lung.
The escaping air filled the cavity com
pletely and the tissues under the skin,
causing an enormous swelling.
Hydraulic pressure was applied to
Imitate breathing by inserting a tube
in the lung and attaching- it to the
water pipe. The lung gradually re
gained power until all danger was
Identity of Woman
Suicide a Mystery
The mysterious young woman who
swallowed poison in the Claremont
branch of the Oakland library died
today at the Oakland emergency hos
I The police obtained a clew to her
identity when they found that the
poison was obtained on prescription
at the De L»ucls pharmacy. Forty
eighth street and Telagraph avenue,
the prescription being made out by
Dr. B. D. Schults. The poison was
marked for external use only.
The girl, was well dressed.
Cassius A. Hutton
Sued for Divorce
Cassius A. Hutton, president of the
C. A. Hutton company, flour and grain
merchants, who has been living for
some time at the Olympic club, is
charged with desertion in a suit for
divorce filed today by Mrs. Minnie B.
Hutton. They were married at Kan
sas City October 18, 1892. She seeks
the custody of their one son, Harold
P. Hutton, 20 years old. who lives
. Mrs. Hutton is represented by Sulli
van. Sullivan & Roche.
Left to His Family
I . . «/
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Dec. 13.—The entire es
tate of William Dee ring-, the har
vester manufacturer, estimated at
from $12,000,000 to $13,000,000. Ist left
to his Immediate family, according to
the terms of the will, which will be
offered for probate today. Deering
stated in his will he considered he
had done enough for charity during
his lifetime. The principal beneticiary
during his lifetime was the North
western university at Kvanston, toe
total being about $1,000,004
With her face smudged.with smoke
I and cinders, her clothes torn and eov
| ered with grease and dust, Ella
| Llewellyn, 18 years old. daughter of a
wealthy Stockton rancher, was ar
| rested in Oakland this morning in
: men s clothing, after she had rode for
j several days from place to place on
' freight trains. She left her home in
Stockton Tuesday, running away to
see the world, and reached Oakland
on an ear7y morning traiu.
She attracted the; attention of Po
liceman Brewick. wlio suspected her
disguise and stopped her at Ninth and
She was dressed in a black over
coat, a black slouch hat, corduroy
trousers and old canvas shoes. She
pretended to be deaf and dumb to the
officer, but when he drew out a pad of
paper and wrote a question for her
she laughed out and said she was not
She frai>kly confessed that she had
run away from her home because she
did not get along with her parents
and thtee brothers and sisters.
After departing, she borrowed the
suit of clothes from a boy friend and
beat her way on a freight train to
Sacramento, riding the brake beam.
She was nearly frozen, not having
any overcoat. In Sacramento she got
an overcoat and rode in a gravel car
to Suisun. From Suisun she rode un
der a tank car to Davis.
The oil got into her hair, and it was
terribly cold, she said, despite the
overcoat. She was very miserable and
concluded she would not continue very
far in this way, but the crew discov
ered her and also saw that she was a
girl. They took her into the caboose,
gave her lunch and took up a collec
tion for her. When reached Oakland
she had 52.60.
TIRED OK BIMMIXti
The good hearted crew let her ride
in the caboose all the way to Oak
land. She had become sick of freight
train travel, however, and gave up her
plan of going to Portland, where she
had meant to become a nurse.
She told the plocie she had con
cluded to go to the Salvation army
here, change her male attire for
woman's dress and learn nursing
right here in Oakland.
She had written two letters, one
to a boy sweetheart, addressed to
"Dear Dickey," and the other to An
drew Bailey, Walnut Creek, another
sweetheart who. she says, she wants
The girl will be returned to the
Stockton probation office. She had
been placed on probation by this of
fice some time ago. She was edu
cated at the St. Catherine's home in
San Francisco until she was 15 years
U.S. Gunboats Sent
To Orient on Liner
The knockdown gunboats Monocaoy
an,l Paid*, built at the Mare island
navy yard at a saving, to the govern
ment of «,'_>::.000, are in the hold of the
liner Mongolia, leaving San Francisco
The ships will be put together un
der Assistant Naval Constructor L S.
Border, former planning superintend
ent of Mare island, and will be ready
for launching four months after ar
riving in Shanghai.
The vessels will be used in the Phil
Constructor Border left on the Mon
golia, as did Lieutenant A. F. Carter,
Machinist Harry Mitchell and Drafts
man E. Paterson. who will help put
IMt ships togethe-
F l+lv&t Great DaHy
TT&»dti. t K>RICE ONE CENT
Woman Leads Them
THE following tells at a
glance the story of the
unionists' uprising in Colo
Governor K. M. Amnions rc
fuae* demand* or Allied Trade
"Mother" Mary Jose* nrgm
en«ion delegates to storm
She declares uprising la fore
runner of a revolution nhicb
nou Id be iteeond to ''■« civil
war In history."
Men heed her plena and «titrt
on march to eapltol.
FOUR YEARS FOR
$ 100,000 THIEF
William Bastian Sentenced to
San Quentin; Faces De
portation When Freed
i William Frederick Bastia.ii, the
I $100,000 burglar d» luxe was today
|*e«rtoi»ced to four years in San Qucn
tin by Judge Cabani.*. As the sen
tence was pronooneed his young sis
j ter, Josephine, broke into sobs.
It was to furnish her a. home that
Bastian committed II burglaries and
fitted out a $10,onr> home.
The sister has been called upon by
the government to show cause why
Ahe should not be deported as an un
desirable citizen. Bastian, when re
leased from prison, will be deported.
The latter fact the court took into
consideration in sentencing him, say
ing that Bastian, back in Germany
with his loot, would be asured of
comfort for. life.
The court also considered the fact
that Bastian never showed a disposi
tion to use violencfle. though he might
have escaped arrest by killing.
The convict, who pleaded guilty
yesterday, told the story of his life
on the stand.
He was born in Germany, he said,
and attended public school till 14.
He studied in a law office two years
and then, went to sea. Four and a
half years ago he committed his first
burglary after being out of work
two months. He stole $17 to pay his
I<enity for Bastian was urgel by
his attorney, Thomas O'Connor.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon
Down and Out; Goes
Broke in Poker Game
W ASH! XGTOX. Dec. 18. — They
"wouldn't stand up" for Uncle Joe
Cannon last night.
Some of his former colleagues in
the house had arranged a session at
the national game—not baseball —but
every time I'ncle Joe tried to get
away with a nickel raise on a good
hand, everybody dropped: Every time
he tried to make "jacks up" do the
work of a real hand, he was com
pelled to take a look at "three small
ones." His "flushes" would not flush
and his "straights" had kinks in them,
and, after a seven hour session, the
former speaker coughed up $3.0S and
withdrew in disgust.
As the group was separating, one
of the players remarked:
"Well. Uncle Joe. for a man that
has played poker all his life, you are
pretty punk. To think of a man who
sat in with John Quincy Adams put
ting up such an exhibition as you
Uncle Joe scratched his head and
thought a minute. Then-he drawled:
"It's all a lie: I never played poker
with the hoy. It was his father."
Slit Skirts Barred in
Illinois High School
By Atiociated Pre«j.
DBCATURB, ri!., Dec 18.—Diaphan
ous and slit skirts and transparent
stockings were barred in the Charles
ton high school at a special meeting
of the girl students and women mem
bers of the faculty held today. The
teachers said that conditions had
By Associated Press.
DENVER. Colo.. Dec. 18.—Delegate*
to the state laboT convention in ses
sion here to the number of several
hundred started at 10:30 this morning
to march on the state capitol to pre
sent to Governor E. M. Amnions their"
demands for the abolition of the milU
tary commission In the Colorado
strike zone and for the dismissal of
certain militia officers objectionable
to the labor
The parade passed through the
principal sect in; of the city.
Governor Ammons has positively
refused to dismiss Adjutant General
John Chase and other military officers
from service, order the release of mil
itary prisoners and abolish the mili
tary commission in the strike zone
The demands were made upon th«
governor" by a committee -from the
Allied Trade unions" convention.
In refusing, the governor charac
terized the demands as ridiculous ant
their claims as overdraw];.
MOTHER JOVKS EXHORTS
When the waiting delegates heart
their committeemen report that the
threat of recall petitions within five
days had had no effect upon the gov
ernor, "Mother"' Mary Jones, in flery
and vitriolic words, exhorted her
hearers to band themselves by the
"righteousness of the cause, march
upon the state capitol and fling your
defiance of the governor In his face."
Pleading, urging, "Mother" Jones
controlled the convention, which she
declared was but the forerunner of
revolution which would be second tp
"no civil war In the history of th<j
At the conclusion the delegate*
voted overwhelmingly to assemble to
day for the march to the capitol in
protest of the governors conduct of
the law enforcing agencies in the
state during the strike of coal miners
in tha southern Colorado fields.
AMMONS STANDS FIRM
"There are no acts which have com*,
to my knowledge, either officially or
unofficially, of any misconduct on the
part of the officers mentioned in the
unions' resolution," said. Governor
Ammons. "And not until the commit
tee itself brought charges against
these men had I heard anything of it.
I told them to produce their proof
and then 1 would .listen to them. >
"They may secure their recall peti
tion against me; tnrt- their threat to da
so does not weaken me in my deter
mination to preserve law and order in
the state." • •• * •
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