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Hereafter Will Be Found On the Editorial Page VOLUME CVir.— NO. 09. ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS REWARD! The Call will pay a 1^!^^^^^^!®!® or exc^ us^ ve I infor mation that will lead to the identity of the woman ; ;imtf diefed \u25a0 on 1 Mount Tamalpais, the apprehension of her murderer or murderers and his or their conviction of the crime Clews to the identity of the Mount Tamalpais victm m^ business office WARRING TONGS SHEATRE WEAPONS Permanent Peace Pact at Last Ends Hostilities That Cost Ten Lives Dove of Peace Returns to Chinatown and Celestials Rejoice Th" On Ti^ks and the Ypc family, j t '• >- two Chinese tongs whose war in the la^t four months cost 10 lives, .-:;rne.l a permanent peace compact last night at the office of the Six Com- I an;* s. Time after time the two tongs were i brought together by the Six Com panies for conferences, In which they were ask*»d to stop fighting, but ! 'ceithf-r tong refined willing to yield. , ; The war started in this city and ! spread through the entire state, most J vf the killing taking place around the | bay cities. Members of the warring ' tongs fled from \Jie local Chinese quar ter and sought safety in towns in the! interior, but they were quickly fol- j !'.iw«>d by gunmen and were forced to | seek safety elsewhere, tome going to Denver and others farther east. At one time it was thought that the tong war would spread until it became nation wide. That was prevented by the Chinese minister at Washington, who issued an imperial edict from the • 'hinpse government threatening that •unless the two tongs stopped their fighting they would --'toe ""'prosecuted h^re and their relatives in China made to suffer. It was not long after the edict that temporary truce was declared. The truce would have expired in 10 days, which would have been the last day of the Chinese new year. No meeting could be held during that festival, so :!.f S.ix Companies requested that they settle last night. The Chinese in the local quarter are jubilant over the peae«? compact and intend to celebrate it with their new yf-ar festival, which starts next Tues day night. MRS. O. H. P. BELMONT ERASES COLOR LINE Wealthy Suffragette Leader In vites Negro Recruits NEW YORK. Feb. 6. — Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont has invited negro women of the state to join the political equality club of which she is president. Ultimately they may form suffrage associations of their own. but for the present as many as wish will be admit ted to the political equality club. Forty *nro!l«?d today at a meeting addressed by Mrs. Belmont in a west side negro church. Mrs. Belmont came quickly to the point. "I feel," she said, "that unless this cause means freedom and equal rights to all women of every race, 'of «^very creed, rich or poor, its doctrines are worthless and it must fall." STORAGE BATTERY CAR TESTED IN NEW YORK May Solve Problem of Reliev ing Rush Hours [Specicl Dispatch to The Call] NEW YORK. Feb. C. — The Beach bat tery car, equipped with the Edison stor age batteries, which is offered to solve the probJem of relieving rush hours and to supplant horsecars without compel ling the construction 1 of expensive un derground circuits, was tested today by the Central Park, North and East River railroad company. Officials and invited guests were passengers on a trip which began from tiie car barns and continued north. The route was reversed to the starting point, making six miles trav eled. The car took the hills well and was a satisfactory speeder. FLAMES EAT MAN AND HOME JUST PAID FOR Cirim Tragedy Stalks 1 in Wake of Festivities SAX- BERNARDINO. Feb. 6. — Charles W. Herriit. a roofer, was burned to death In' a fire which destroyed his home early today. Festivities to celebrate the final pay ment on the home were held last night and after the guests departed Herrin, Mho was a bachelor and lived alone, H- tired. \^M Flames leaping from the roof were discovered by a neighbor later and the body was found in the ruins. The San Francisco Call. David Reese, Who Passed Away After A Lingering Illness DEATH SUMMONS NORTHERN SHERIFF Sacramento County Official Suc cumbs After Long Service to Community [Special Dispatch to The Call] SACRA3.IENTO.-Feb. 6.— After an ill ness extending over a period of sev eral months Sheriff David Reese, one of the best known officers in- the state; died at his home in this city tonight. His condition for the last few days had been critical and the members of. his family had been summoned to his bed side. Sheriff Reese was 61 years old. He had served Sacramento county as sher iff for eight years and as under sheriff for the same length of time. • During this time he became well acquainted with people in the Sacramento-valley and was respected by all. He was* a prominent member of the sheriff's asso ciation and various fraternal orders. A widow and five children survive him. The children are: Edward E. Reese, under sheriff; Percy Reese; John Roese, a student in the University of California; Frank Reese, a student in the Kansas veterinary college, and Elizabeth Reese. j Frank Reese reached his father's bedside from Kansas just a few hours before his death. Sheriff Reese died a wealthy man, having extensive property holdings in this and Colusa counties, besides min ing interests in California and Nevada. "BIG TIM" GIVE'S SHOES AND STOCKINGS TO POOR Politician Commemorates 1 His Teacher's Gift. to Him NEW YORK. Feb. 6.— ln the days when "Big Tim" Sullivan, state sena tor and Tammany leader, was small and- down in luck, his school teacher gave him a- pair of shots. lie never forgot the kindness, and for many years he has commemorated it on the sixth day of February by a distribution of stockings and shoes to all the needy of the Bowery. Five thousand pairs of stockings and shoes were given away todaY". PETTICOATS THREATEN TO INVADE STATEHOUSE ' - .— ~ [Special DUpalch to The Call] BOSTON, Feb. 6. — Mrs. Manila ' M. Iticker, a lawyer of Dover. N r . H., leader in the woman's suffrage movement and a disciple of Ingersoll, has wired from California,' where she Is now sojourn ing', that she is to be a Candidate for the governorship at' the next election. She is to run", she say*, on a woman's suffrage platform. She is x sald to be. the first woman in this country who attempted to vote, i . . SAN. FEANCISCCVS MONDAY, JFEBRIIAIIY :7,:i910. ARTICLES FOUND ON BODY MAY REVEAL NAME Pictures of Jewelry arid Articles of Dress Displayed in Windows of The Call Hope That They May Lead to Identification of Victim «of Brutal Murder j T N a window of The Call's business ! I office today are shown photographs j **\u25a0 of the watch, bracelet, comb, hat and j a shoe worn by the woman whose re ! mains were found on the slope of I Mount Tamalpais.^ There are also some pieces of the various garments she wore that are shown with the photo j graphs, in the hope that they may lead ! to her identification. The watch is a small lady's gold filled watch, attached to a long neck chain and pinned to the breast with a fleur de Us clasp. The case is Keystone make, No. 2,161,149, and, according to the agent for that make, was manufac tured 20 years ago. The case is em bossed with a scroll design. It is a hunting case. The works are Seth Thomas, 11 jewels. No. 109,520, and were also made 20 years ago. There *£**,&. .repairer's ~algn,~"lQ?9W f " on the case. ' • . Of Eastern Make The chain had a slide set with an imitation^ ruby. The name, J. Lynn & Co., an eastern mail order house, is on the slide. The bracelet is of tho spring or, lat tice variety, gold filled. It is set with an imitation amethyst, and cost prob ably $5. - The comb is a cheap rubber back comb, set with moonstones . in wash gold fillings. The - suit which the murdered girl wore was a semimilitary tunic and skirt of navy blue ladies' cloth. -It was trimmed elaborately with braid, both down the front of the jacket, around the collar, and the hem and along the skirt. The sketch on this page shows the details of the trim ming. • The tunic was clasped in front by hooks and eyes. It was 24 inches from collar to hem. The suit was made by or purchased from the "Spencer Co." of Portland, Ore. Blue Straw Hat The hat was a blue straw trimmed with a bunch of feather which were probably blue, but had faded white. It was trimmed with a piece of heavy blue velvet. The brim was four inches wide and the crown was low. . The shoes which the woman wore were purchased from Rosenthal & Co. of this city and were of the $3 variety. They showed the ; effects of tiut little wear, although -they were weather stained and large'pieces of the leather had been eaten away by woodrats. The heels # were military. The shoes were laced. The woman wore a blue silk petti coat figured with a silvery- gray pea cock feather design, marked with lighter blue dots. * It was flounced. ELEVEN SHOTS IN HEAD FAIL TO BRING DEATH Bullets Prove Futile, So Man Hangs Himself A' LAME DA, Feb. 6.— That he fired 11 bullets at his head before hanging him self was disclosed by .ran examination made today of the. body of Roman Pritschkopf.. who ended his life last evening at his home, 460 Pacific ave nue. At least; six of the lead slugs entered the brain of the desperate man. The fact that he was then able to secure a clothes line and hang himself to the frame of two folding- doors is considered remarkable by- physicians Five of the bullets flattened against the skull and were' found .beneath the scalp \ or. on the floor of ii the room in which Pritschkopf committed suicide. i The revolver^ used by, the pottery worker .was a 22 caliber six shooter STEAL NAILS AND LUMBER— Berkeley, > Feb. 6.— S. E. Bond, a contractor llrlng 4 at ,2115 Sbattuck avenue, reported .(to!; the "\u25a0. police 'that thleVps last night stole's2o worth of \u25a0 nails •' and' lumber from »v 'unfinished house l>olnff erected . at • the ' corner^ of \u25a0 Sierra \ and - Sonoma V streets, • South . Berkeley. „ \ , ':'.'-: . .?..."'. • Sketch showing as nearly as possible the physical characteristics and style of clothing^worn b\)\he woman whose skeleton n>as found in an un- , frequented spot on the slope of Mount Tamalpais, where she Was undoubt cdl\)~murdcred. \. . , $ 1,000 REWARD FOR MURDER MYSTERY KEY "p HAT justice may be done, and the murderer of the woman whose body was found on Mount Tamalpais be made to answer for the crime, The Call offers a reward of $1,000 for exclusive information leading, to the identity of the woman and to the arrest and convic tion of her murderer or murderers. ' ; . „: The purpose of the reward is to probe the crime to the bottom so that the guilty person may be found and fit punishment meted out to him. What, few clews are obtainable .will be offered : to the .public for . inspection and'inyestigation. : ' . , ' \u25a0' >' ; . Piecesof the girl's clothing, together- with photo graphs of the watch, chain, ' comb, bracelet, shoe and hat, found on the body are displayed -in a window of the business office of The Gall. This is riot done to gratify morbid curiosity, but sblelyVtojafford every possible; meiahs that will aid in the capture of the mur derer, the horjeWng^hat: through some pi these arti cles or) pictures the identity of ; the girl may. be estab-* lisried.l -: \u25a0'7 v - ;' " v ,v. '-;'\u25a0"'; ;-'-'• \,\' '-i: --V."' : ' -.'\u25a0'" .';\u25a0 YTSTERDAY^Bard}/ cloudy: .20 of an * mcfijjoflrqtrii south' wind; maximum tempera" ( lure, 52; minimum, JIA, J >FOkEGA£T \u25a0 rfOKj TpDA V— Showers; brisk lfot}r^wii&?~i*\ o t^ TAMALPAIS MURDER VICTIM MAY HAVE BEEN PORTLAND GIRL Marks, On Clothing of Slain Woman Indicate Garments Purchased in Northern City and Search for Key to Mystery Is Taken Up by the Police of the Oregon Metropolis BUZZARDS SEEN NEAR SPOT IN NOVEMBER Coroner Believes Brutal Crime Was Committed Last Summer and Says Teeth Indicate Foreign Birth of Victim; Lonely Spot on Mountain Side Where the Skeleton Was Discovered Furnishes Few Clews THAT the murdered woman whose bleaching bones were found on the south slope of Mount Tamalpais Thursday may have been a resident of Portland was determined yesterday when it was learned that the Spencer company, whose trade sign, as exclusively announced in •The Call yesterday morning, was found in the jacket which the victim wore, is a Portland, Or., firm. A closer scrutiny of the jacket yesterday deter mined the fact that tj^e. imprint of Portland was also on the coat hanger, with the. name "The Spencer Co." PORTLAND POLICE BEGIN SYSTEMATIC SEARCH The police of Portland were informed yesterday of the new develop ment in the case and a systematic search was instituted among the jew elry houses to discover if the jewelry and watch worn by the girl were purchased in the northern city or if the jewelr's repair mark, "1089W," had been inscribed by a local jeweler. Another point which tended to confirm Coroner F. E. Sawyer of Marin county in the belief that the dead woman did not live in the vicinity or San Francisco or San Rafael was the fact that no person called at the morgue yesterday in an endeavor to identify her belongings. Inquiries among many local jewelers yesterday failed to find any one who had repaired a watch and inserted the symbol "1059 W." WOMAN'S IDENTITY IS STILL A MYSTERY The local police also worked assiduously investigating the whereabouts of missing Women, but no connection could be found between any one of the 200dd persons on the police list with the body found on Tamalpais. The coroner of Marin county said yesterday that he now thought that the Woman had been dead less tha na year. J. D. Gilliland. manager of the tavern of Tamalpais, sid yesterdy that about the Ist of November of last year he had occasion several times to go over the hogback trail between the tavern and Muir woods, passing near the spof where the body was found, and that early in November .he had noticed clusters of buzzards circling about the spot where the body was discovered list week. BUZZARDS SEEN HOVERING NEAR SPOT Gilliland said that he had made no investigation at the time, as he thought that the carrion birds had been attracted by the carcass of a dead animal. Now that the body of the girl has been found he recalled the gathering of the birds and insects an dean give no more ghastly explana tion of their assemblage. > It is doubted by the physicians that the body could have' been in its I.lace only since November, but at that time it might have been in a state of decomposition Which would attract" the carrion seekers. Coroner F. E. Sawyer spent the greater part of yesterday in this city with the police department, but he returned to San Rafael late in the afternoon and devoted some time to the baffling mystery. BELIEVES WOMAN WAS A FOREIGNER Coroner Sawyer is a dentist by profession and he made a close study of the teeth of the skeleton. From the examination he concluded that the woman was of foreign birth. "The perfection of the teeth of the lower jaw, which is all that we have, the upper-jaw having been carried away from the remains, convinces me that the woman must have been a foreigner. The teeth are even and, strong, much stronger than are the teeth of the average American or, French type. The breadth of the lower jaw, too, is a characteristic of a foreign born. TT.-"/? * . "The 'discovery by The Call that the suit of the dead girl bore the imprint of "The Spencer Co." should be an immense aid in helping to locate . the girl's late residence. "It is a vry good point. - "Tomorrow I shall wash all the clthing.i«d scraps- of clothing found with th remains in an endeavor to find an identifying mark which may now* be covered^or hidden by dirt. I shall also articulate the skeleton and thereby arrive at a more exact determination of the. girl's height. But [ am convinced that she was about 5 feet 3 or 4 inches tall. Our first meas ureenient gave her height as 5 feet 3 inches, but there is a natural shrink age in death and in the decay of the cartilage in the vertebra. • A^AY TRACE WOMAN BY CLOTHING \u25a0:' San Francisco today with the police I went over the ftst. of miss-, ing.'women.. Few cases correspond at all with. the description of the girl and her effects.- In most of the cases of women reported missing who v/ore blue suits the material is described as-serge. The material in this instance is ' lady's cloth, a cheaper form of broadcloth. The suit is of a standard type or style, which is commonly sold cheaply in all department stores. . It will be important to locate the Spencer 'company and endeavor to trace the sale of; the suit. . "The hat, also, was of a standard shape. It had a four inch brim* and a. fairly low* crown. It might have been a. medium style silqr, hat. :. "I am the more .firmly convinced now that the body had not lain- ort the hill side for two winters, but that the crime was committed durinb Jast, summer. ...- \u25a0 • "From a*; study, of the bones I am. of the opinion that the woman was PRICE FIVE CENTS.