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"How'd You Like to Be the Lineman?!*
Unusual Photographs of
Tragedies High in the Air -«• . :
Will Appear in The Sunday Call
VOLUME GVm.- NO. 105.
Saloonmen Tell Police Board
They Have Been Ordered
to Move by Railroad
Many Liquor Dealers in Vicinity
of Third and Townsend Are
Given Transfer Permits
That the Southern Pacific intends
to go right ahead with the extension of
its yards and depot facilities beyond
Third and Townsend streets toward the
ferry was evidenced last night at the
meeting of the police commission, when
a permit was granted to saloon keepers
to remove, from that district. One sa
loonman testified, when he applied for
a. transfer, that he and 13 others had
been ordered to move from property
owned by the Southern Pacific.
James L. Nolan applied for a permit
to carry a concealed weapon and ex
plained to the commission that he had
accepted a position as bodyguard for
\u25a0 member of the warring tongs in
Nolan & Simon, saloon keepers at
"S Third street, were summoned be
fore the board to show cause why
their license should not be revoked.
Policemen in Third street ordered them
to stop music in their place several
nights ago, but the order was not
Commissioner Percy Henderson was
made temporary chairman last night,
acting while President Walter O'Con
nell is !n attendance at the conven
tion of plumbers in SL Paul.
W. H. Holcomb Must Explain
His Enterprise to Federal
Grand Jury in Chicago
CHICAGO, Sept. 12.— William H. Hol
comb, who as vice president of the
United exchange, capitalized at $20,
000,000. is charged with violating the
postal laws in the alleged conducting of
a "get rich quick" scheme, was bound
•iver to the federal" grand Jurj- today
in bonds of $5,000.
Postoffice inepectore and former em
rloj-es of the company testified before
United fitates Commissioner F*oote that
Holcomb's «eheme vras a.ll embracing.
There was practically no assets belong
ing to the concern, it is alleged, except
the scheme itself.
Earl Smith, a postoffice inspector,
testified that the picture of the com
pany's alleged office, printed on its
literature, was really a likeness of
a railway ticket office at Los Angeles.
"Holcomb said the big scheme itself
constituted the company's assets," tes
tified Smith.
According to the witness the com
pany planned to furnish information
on any subject, anywhere; to conduct
countrywide railway and hotel adver
tising and a national system of gar
ages; to accept sales agencies; to con
duct tours and many other enterprises.
By co-operation of the agents in the
various lines the investor was told that
"jlyne company could furnish the various
services cheaper than Individuals. Hol
.• comb is alleged to have sold consider
able stock in the company.
And Professor Brander Mat«
thews Ought to Know Be
cause He Was There
WAKEFIELD, R. 1.. Sept. 12 — "Prob
ably guilty of maintaining a gambling
nuisance and a gambling place," were
thft findings of the district court today
in the case of William H. Arnold, pro
prietor of the fashionable Narragansett
club which was raised on August 6,
•when several prominent New York and
Philadelphia, society people were pres
ent. Bonds were furnished and Arnold
was released.
Professor Brander Matthews of the
English department of Columbia uni
versity, one of the witnesses for the
prosecution, testified that in his opin
ion the club was a "joint."
,"A joint," he explained, "is a. place
men and women either, drunk or
Fober, are steered in to lose their
Robert F. Bohlen, prominent in Phila
delphia society circles,* who' had been
summoned to attend the hearing, did
not appear, and the prosecution asked
for a writ of arrest, which was granted.
When the cases growing out of the
raid on the fashionable Narragansett
dub by Constable John G. Criss came
up In the district court here today. Con
ptable Criss took the stand and told
th*» story of the raid.
Constable Criss designated the lav
ishly furnished club room as "a
pambling house." He told of watching
the plar* at midnight, August 6, until
P a. m. the next day, in order to make
!iis raid. When he appeared about 30
persons, half of whom were women,
were in the place, lie said. The con
stable testified that he saw three roul
ettft wheels, a faro Jayout and a lot of
. Constable Criss said that efforts had
been made to induce him to cease the
prosecution of. the cases. .
Passenger Train- Wrecked
LEXINGTON. Ky.. Sept. J2.—Passen
. l?er. train No. 34 on the IxmiFville.and
Nashville railroad, northbound ft-om
• Knoxville to Cincinnati, was wrecked
,at Willlamsburg early today. Engi
neer J. D. Sudbury was crushed to
1 death and Fireman John Branch was
so severely that his injuries
proved fatal. None of the passengers
was Injured. .
Occasionally a girl marries a man
merely because some other girl wants
The San Francisco Call.
John H* Hammond
Bitten by Lap Dog
Life He Saved
GLOUCESTER. Mass.. Sept. 12.—
While disengaging the teeth of
his pet bull dog from the throat
of a dainty lap dog owned by a
caller at his home yesterday,
John Hays Hammond was sevely
bitten. Strangely enough, his in
juries resulted from the attacks
of the little canine whose life he
saved. The \u25a0wounds, which are
upon both hands, were promptly
cauterized and no ill effects, be-*
yond a temporary inconvenience
in shaking hands and absence
from the Myopia golf links, is
Executive Committee, Following
1 1 Hour Session, Adjourns
Until September 24
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BAKERSFIELD, Sept. 12.— After'de
liberating 11 hours yesterday, the exec
utive committee of the California oil
men adjourned to September 24, when
it Is expected that the policy to be pur
sued by that body will be outlined.
The name of the organization was
changed to that of the California oil
mens' association, a board of governors
was appointed and a constitution and
bylaws adopted. Three vice presidents
were appointed, as follows: F. N. Scho
field, J. M. McLeod and S. A. Guilberson
Jr. •
The purpose of the organization, ac
cording to the preamble, is to take up
with the proper authorities such mat
ters as affect legitimate claims to
petroleum lands on the public domain
within the state, and whatever can be
done to the advantage of the industry
and for the promotion of the prosperity
of the men connected with the industry.
The Homestake company, drilling in
the Bouthwest quarter of section 21-11
23. has struck a very light gravity oil
at 1.900 feet. | The oil resembles very
closely, the quality of oil gotten by the
Western .Minerals on section 22-11-23
several months ago. The oil is greenish
in tinge and so fine that it may be used
for lubricating purposes on the drilling
machinery ac It is taken from the well.
The Associated company is laying a
fOUT inch pipe line to th« ElH. hills to
supply the operators with fuel oil. A
water line, is also belrfg : run from the
associated's 'pumping station on Buena
Vista lake to "the Tlk hills to supply
drilling water.
Comptroller of Currency Urges
Prohibition of Overdrafts
and Other Practices
WASHINGTON, Sept, 12.— Reporting
to the bank supervisors of 25 states
who gathered in convention here today,
Lawrence O. Murray, comptroller of
the currency, declared the results un
der the banking laws of this country
were In a large measure unsatisfactory.
In proposing a working co-operation
between the national banking system
and the state supervisors, the comptrol
ler mentioned some practices he con
sidered highly objectionable. | The June
call for condition of national banks
showed )25,000.000 in overdrafts, he
6ald, -and there Is no statute which al
lows his office to control such a con
dition. There are some state laws pro
hibiting overdrafts, and he urged co
operation with supervisors on that
Weak banks should be forced into
liquidation, Murray declared, and he
said he \u25a0would use every power con
ferred on hig office to force unsteady
institutions to discontinue business be
fore they failed. * He asked the state
officials to urge such a practice in their
home territory. Bank promoters he
condemned In unmistakable terms. A
list of them Is kept in the comptroller's
office,- and he promised state officials it
would be available for their use in in
vestigation of applications.
He declared he • had in his office a
list of men who as officers of national
banks had proved incompetent and had
been removed from office and said that
if any of them should make application
to organize state banks their names
would be furnished to the state bank
ing authorities.
In turn he proposed that the state
supervisors should furnish to x the na
tional system the. names of men who
had been driven out of the state banks.
During the last 18 months, the comp
troller said, he had refused 108 appli
cations to form national banks because
the men behind them- had been found
incompetent or dishonest; that .there
wa* not enough business to make the
proposed institutions profitable, or that
the applicants were speculators or men
without standing In tn*ir : communities.
Drops His Gun and Is Wounded
in Hip
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BOLINAS, Sept- 12.— Dragging" a 22
caliber rifle with - him when .-he quit
hunting to climb a .tree for apples \u25a0 this
morning, Albert. Bourne, * 9 year; old son
of. Edward Bourne, was shotMn the hip".
While he was struggling to gaina hold
in "the " branches -of ; the tree the ' gun
slipped from his, hands and discharged
upon; striking the "ladder. He-was
picked ;up and taken home , by. 'John
Elphrlck, a rancher. -: The bullet was
extracted, and, it. is thought. that 'the
lad will recover." v -
After marrying for* money many a
man wishes .he* had been brought Up
to work' for a Hying. .. . XtV-'.
Franchise Granted to Privaw
Corporation No Bar to Mu> /
nicipal Ownership /
Federal Court Decision of Viwl
Importance to San Fran=/
cisco Water Situation /
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12:— That a
franchise granted to a private corpor
ation is no bar to municipal ownephip
of any public utility, - was .the' decHlon
rendered today by Judge Olin p'ell
born of the federal district court.fin.the
case of the ' Madera water v cofnpany
against the city of Madera.. ' /
The, court held that grants and spe
cial'privileges glvert 1 by the public are
to be construed in favor of the' public.
In rendering the decision which -was
upon a demurrer interposed by the city,
Judge Wellborn ruled against tie cor
poration's contention that It 'held an
exclusive franchise and that in estab
lishing a public water plant the mun
icipality was violating the /constitu
tional rights of the company.
City Officials Pleased
The decision in the Madera water
case was received with deep interest by
the local city officials. The Spring
Valley company had Intervened on be
half of the Madera water works and the
city of San Francisco, through City At
torney Percy V. Long, had entered the
suit in support of the city ,. of ' Madera-
The parties in interest .locally were the
Spring Valley and the municipality. The
decision gives San Francisco the right
to construct a municipal water plant
in competition with the Spring Valley.
The city may, If it desires, now build
the Sierra system without purchasing
Spring Valley. In discussing the case,
City Attorney Long said:
The Madera water case is, in my
mind, equal in importance to the
\-Ictory just won by the city , in the
suit with the United* Railroads.
The attempt of the Madera water
company to enjoin. the city: of^a- '
dera. from coostructing: and oper
ating a " municipal water! '.system
was backej^y^snftaxiy^very pub
lic service corporation in this slate.
The , public service corporations •
contributed freely In advice and
legal assistance In an effort to have
a judicial declaration' th'at,'be
cause the people of a municipality
had at some distant period per
mitted Individuals or combinations
of individuals to perform a service,
therefore, the people themselves
were forever barred from compet
ing with such individuals or com
binations of .individuals.
The proposition would seem ab
surd were it not for the fact that
it was seriously urged with great
vehemence and some apparent in
dignation on the part of those rep
resenting the public service, cor
porations. No less an authority
than former Senator Spooner grave
ly \u25a0 and verbosely opined that it
would be disastrous to the public
welfare If the people were per
mitted to do these things which at
some time or another had been del
egated to others to perform.
Judge Wellborn, in his decision,
sets the seal of approval on the 'de
cision of the state courts rendered
in connection with the efforts of
San Francisco to own and operate
its. own utilities.
This case was considered of so
much importance by this office
that application was made to file
a brief in aid of the city of Ma
dera, and a brief was filed on be
half of the city and county of San
Francisco, so that no ruling which
mi^ht be used as authority involv
ing the right of municipal owner-,
ship under our charter could be
made without a full opportunity
for'us to be heard. The'decision
establishes beyond the peradvehture
of a doubt the right of the city,
and county of San Francisco ,to
jj construct and- operate a water sys
tem in competition with the Spring
Valley system.'
Man Supposed to Be San Fran*
ciscan in Serious Condi
tion at San Jose
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
' SAN. JOSE,. Sept. 12.— After stabbing
himself several times in the chest with
an ordinary pocket knife, and "seeing
that, it would be difficult to get-re
sults I that; way, ,a man, j believed to : b«
August Mallath of San Francisco,' stuck
the knife handle. in the ground and de
liberately fell upon It -in St. /James
park, in an attempt to. kill himself.
-The act was committed in broad day
light, and with the > park full of. people,
but ",. his actions were ? apparently v.un-^
noticed. . Many rpasseds and" saw him
lying on the: grassland -believed *him
asleep.' One-man addressed a question
to hirnfandfreceiving' no -answer shook
him^o\wake\him.*;7 He^saw that the
man\was lying unconscious; in "\u25a0"&-\u25a0_ pool of
his own .blood and summoned medical
assistance. !
Thef man was -\u25a0; taken / to": the emer
gency « hospital,; whera ;• he ; is stiil in 5 a
precarious;; condition.':. a .union
card ; ln ; his pocket,' the >ohly • identify
ing mark, ;it is 'believed , he /is >' August
Mallath;" a- member,: of.; Calif ornia^union
No.'; 7, B. 'M. and iP.".Li.;:of -A/. 6f<Sah
Francisco.- He; is -at \ the county.'hos
pital ; and • may recover. ;v v : •'-.5. 5 -
Mother's Claim to Million Is
Discovered by Street
Heir of Late Supreme Justice
Has Had Most Romantic
. It was the Hokey Pokey man and
not the searcher of records who dis
covered that; Mrs.^ Elizabeth O. Heyd
enfeldt, widow; of the former Justice
of the supreme court of this state, has
an excellent, chance of recovering prop
erty in this city .worth a million dol
lars.' i ; \u25a0\u25a0-'\u25a0 \u25a0 '\u25a0' ' :
The Hokey Pokey man and his ec
centric outfit are frequently seen in
the streets. Jaunting along: Jn-'-a'
broken wagon, drawn by . a well, fed
horse, he is. most punctual in
senting himself . at\ one sohoolhouse
after another when tb-e children are' at
liberty i" order to tempt them. with
his Ice cream. He used ' to carry a
monkey on his wagon to delight; the
children. The : monkey died and so a
coon is now playing the part of the
menagerie. ",' . '
Hokey Poker had an interest in 'dis
covering that Mrs. Heydenfeldt has an
interest in the three blocks near Sev
enth and Harrison streets used by.. the
Southern ; Pacific , for yards.. Hokey
Pokey is Thor O. Heydenfeldt, a son of
Mrs. Heydenfeldt, and one of the prob
able beneficiaries.
Leads Adventurous Life
The vicissitudes that have overtaken
Mrs. Heydenfeldt have a counterpart
of a graver nature in the llfd of the
son who is, now hawking cornucopias
at 5 cents each.
When the Spanish war broke out
Thor O. Heydenfeldt quit college in
Hoboken, X. J., enlisted in the regular
army and went to the Philippines. On
his return he sold some of the property
which' had been left him by his father
and equipped a large expedition for
Nome.'. '<:•\u25a0; '\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0/.,.•" \u25a0 '-fr"" I .""
.^.Returning from- Nome ; the gay youth
.married". " 'That-Jieipedl h/rri ; a little' to
ward getting rid. of. hip. $70,000 legacy.
Then he bought a racing stable.' That
helped some more, n Next his wife se
cured a divorce. After the statutory,
year had elapsed, but before the .final
decree had been entered, he. married
again. ,
The first \u25a0wife then caused Heyden
feldt's arrest on a j charge of bigamy.
Because there was only a technical
violation -of the law the case was
thrown out of court. Heydenfeldt,
however, married jhis second wife, a
second time, the second : ceremony fol
lowing the filing; of the final decree. :
Meets More Reverses
When the flre |>f 1906 ' forced 7 : the
mother into the bankruptcy court the
son found himself also without means
and so, two weeks ' after the fire, he
became the hokey pokey man. "Within
a year he had saved enough to open an
ice cream factory, but the panic of
1907 made it impossible for the children
to secure the nickels for the cornuco
pias and Hokey Pokey failed. He's
now back on the wagon shouting his
wares to the children and is striving
to provide as well for' his wife and
family as.he can..
He no longer has; any inclination for
the gay pleasures he sought when in
affluence anil by those; who know him
best is classed, as a good citizen, never
happy unless out of debt.
Another of the Heydenfeldt- children
is Rose Monroe, who Is in New York
with, the Lew- Fields company. She is
the divorced wife of Lieutenant Mon
roe, who left her three days after the
wedding. '
Attorneys Are Hopeful
Lent & Humphrey and James G. Ma
gulre, attorneys for Mrs. Heydenfeldt,
are hopeful of recovering title to the
property from the Osmont heirs, who
would soon have gained clear title' to
the property junder the McEnerney act.
That Mrs. Heydenfeldt went through
the : . bankruptcy court, \u25a0 however, gives
rise to a question as to what recourse
her creditors) will have in the event of
her recovering title. ,;
The lease ofthe Southern Pacific and
the Acme lumber company runs until
1950, but it is believed -that the children
will have T J negotiable equity, as . the
mother holds only a life estate. \
\u25a0 But Hokey Pokey Isn't building any
air castles -with the second fortune' that
seems headed his way. He's still out
for the nicKels and. has no intention .of
giving up .the'eornucopia trade /until' 1 he
has some of, the prospective wealth;in
1 . — — — -- - - •\u25a0• \u25a0 ,iy! _' -\u25a0
Hypodermic Injection Proves
Fatal t6 Aberdeen Woman
{Special DispUh to The Call]
"GOLDFIELD, > Nev., Sept; 12.— A
bubbled of atrj caused the : death of Mrs:
Hattie ; Claibourne, \who died suddenly
here 1 : yesteriay. " A V. coroner's' jury \so
found f.todaj-f I: Undeveloped '- at : the in
quest--'that*[Mrs. -Glaibourne; was ad
dicted 'to tl;e;.use^ of \u25a0liypodermics'.,;rin
injecting', one Vof iathese' she f injected a
bubble or ait l'into^her- .blood,*, and [-.when
thie ; reached'her heart.death resulted.. ;
Thor O. Heydenfeldt, son of late supreme justice of state, who is familiarly
known Ho the children of this city as : .the Zio^ep: pokey: man.
MHlioiiaiire f S"3 Son and
Belle Ignore Arrest of
Marin Deputy Sheriff
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN. RAFAEL, Sept. 12.— Arrest has
hovered over Paul Foster, University of
California student and son of A. ;WJ
Foster, millionaire of Marin county," and
Miss Sarah Coffin, - a society belle .'. of
Ross, ever 1 since \u25a0 Sunday afternoon;
when they left their, automobiles stand- I
Ing in the roadway. near. Inverness ; to i
go boating on Tomales -bay with their.'
friends/./ .''_.' '-•"•7; ''•\u25a0* .. • ' . .:>. :> /.[ '\u25a0' ',]
''The trouble began* when ; Charles
Lewis, a rancher, .wasvthrown fromjiis
bupgy by the "antics)o'f his horse, which
shied "atthe tJ machines. '. . • \u25a0 V- , .
vj Lewis received only^a,few i scratches,
but","- was, angered . considerably, and
sought Deputy Sheriff Smith at
Inverness. '..-".The". '.latter /hurried to ;the
icene and "found the crifs;stiir waiting.
He ; waited. .. It was noon ? when he ar
rived. It was night: when' his quarry
landed. ' Then he . made' the^arrest, but
Foster and Miss Coffin refused to 'come
along/V so he' went .back?" tb:.lnverness
alone. ' Foster ' and Miss.' Coffin went
back to, San Rafael' witlt^.their -friends.
'•'.Today. Smith appealed to-- Justice of
the 4 Peace W. F. Ma'geeiat?Sanißafael
to* have the -young society.ljebple;' ar
rested on two charges, obstructlngithe
roadway , with their machines land : fail-";
ing:'to' carry lights." Alagee refused Uo
issue the- warrants on the'grounds'that
the:machines > were not in ! ther.'jvay and
that"it'was not;necessary^for itHem to"
carry .lights under 'the circumstances.
\u25a0vVrpung, Foster has returned to college,
bqt^Foster, pater has^taken' up the«case.
He % says. that .the deputy L sheriffs? of
Marin (County- are-taking' advantage* of
their. V authority .'• and . talks "of -/having
Deputy^ Sheriff, Smith answer.: to ".the
chargeiof making afalse arrest.. -*".•
Was .Lieutenant ; in 'Jackson'
Dragoons and War; Veteran >
\u25a0Michael: Dolan,-: formerly , with . v the
draying* firm, of Macondray, & Co.*and
past? president of."/ the f^ St. .: Joseph's
benevolent i society,^ died -yesterday 'at
his/ h0me, : 4038 Nineteenth street. He
was^74 'i years ;old.>' ; ; JV.;-- . . ;
Dolan came to Ca.liforriia;'around;the
Hbrn^in- 1853- and^was-actively identi
fledf. with; ; its c- social,- political* and > in
dustrial.-life- * Atonetimefhe was'lieu-*
tenant :'in \tlie ; old ,v Jackson ? dragoons
and served with *the-: state imilltlaidur-.
ing-.the t clvil,war. He.retired from ac
tive work in- 1896.* : • - :• . .
He is survived :i by his • sons, : Thomas
F.. and : Robert ,B. : Dolan, and. -two
daughters, '? Mrs. ; Kittle , Benson /and Mrs:
Eugehie^Callah.v .'He' was: a native- of
County -Galwey,; Ireland. ,:. The funeral
will ( take .* place Wednesday %at ;9; 9 , a."s m.'
from .his : late« residence. :^ A' requiem
high^mass i will be^said^ at ; the; church
of \u25a0•' the 'Most VLHoly'^ Conception. : ''In
terment' will be at Holy Cross ceme
tery:. --\u25a0\u25a0/ r'\r ;..-: n \u25a0\u25a0;..\u25a0: -:\ ' \u25a0:\u25a0;\u25a0
.•'.'? HAVRE. 'France;: Sept. ; 1 2.-^-The police
chargeithat^thecmurder^of. the : strike
brea ker, ". ; Dorige, '.who ;/wais /^kicked .\u25a0. \u25a0 to
death J inS a I street!; brawl {on * Saturday/
was?, planned YdeHberately^by^the 7 coal
carriers';' linion,':? which engineered '£ the
recently; declared /of \ coal,
dlers.7 ItMs 'asserted r.that; the iunion tin
solemn V- conclave ,J voted'- to ; "'cause*lthe J
death Vof/Dongei and A ,two. other coal
'• handlers ;.whothad v.ref used ..to ; join i the
strike ; and ; at* the* same'tirhe 1 agreedr.to
cafe*- for.? the*(famllieS lot', the assassins
if ;the latter-were'punlshecU" ;. \u25a0 ,' * -
a ,9
W&tt&^y^MaxjmamXtemperature. 60;
*io>cauSer} with ipqnj^^in/jhe morning; light
Diva's Agents Move i& Collect
; ; Chanler Millions . Gained by
Momentary Caresses
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW -- YORK/ Sept. 12.— Mme. Lina
Cavalleri-Chanler has taken the. first
steps vtowanJ^coliecting from Robert
Winthrop Ch'apler.'her husband, his in
heritance. "The -now famous ante
nuptial'contract has arrived In this
country and j lawyers - have been re
tained, to .get hold ,of the money for
the. opera singer.
gjj Th.c, document has been delivered to
Lawyers King and ' Osborn" and' is now
locked up. in their safe. It was:deliv
ereJ.to' them by.'- Oreste- Cavalier!,
brother >of- ; tha -.cantatrice. . : He\ was
present , when * the , singer. , with., her
arms: about -his "neck and- her - kisses
warm upon 1 his lips, beguiled "the love
maddened "Sheritf" Bob into'selling his
.birthright- for., Ker .momentary caresses.
O3borne showed -the- ante
nuptial; transfer to a reporter today.
The document is signed by Chanler and
is witnessed •by several persons. Os
borneheld; it ,up only;long»enoiigh for
the reporter to ;make, sure .that lt"was
the : document which . caused ; all . the
trouble.- Then; he.put.Jt back into the
safe, saying' thathe -wquld^not make
known its -contents^until It was offered
for record : and until | the •vVavalieri I in
terests were- ready to .proceed. In the
f effort',to collect the income -from the
ChanlerJ trust/ funds. — \u25a0'\u25a0'. '
;• Cavalieri's brother today * Issued a.
lengthy, statement, , giving; the
version of \u25a0 Chanler's i conveyance of
property ; to her,, in which he asserts
thar't"; was', but; the usual' prenuptlal
settlement- made by affianced .husbands
to their, intended wives.
.. -There, was a conference of -the Chan
lerT family today, i Robert related, his
tale of - woe, -but was given" to under
stand that the family would not agree
to his conveyance -^of property to
'Cavalleri./ ».-.,. • ' •
Cavalieri -Is Agitated;
\u25a0; PARIS, Sept. 12.-^Cavalieri is agi
tated ;over stories printed in the Ameri
can- newspapers.
"Mr.' Chanler. is coming back here be
cause Vthis is where he lives," she.de
clared. "But I can join him sooner or
later, • and I probably wfll do " so, as I
have engagements in New York."
\u25a0 This declaration may be the.prelude
to ; divorce and alimony on the ground
of -abandonment, -although she denies
she. contemplates a divorce. -/
-Cayalicri denies the .report that the
czar, stopped : her marriage , with Prince
Dolgorbuki. v She rsald "that the prince
had proposed to her, : but she declined
him: : " ' \u25a0 • \u25a0"'•
Sept.-; 12.— Eugene Sabin,
secretary^ of li the Sari J Joaquln '•> county
poultry^. association^ has received a mes
sage ; ffom . aV chicken^ fancier .' of . Pitts
burgh asking^ for v.a : premium list'fdr.
the; comingpoultry show. He'intends'to
place (entries j in J the J show." which .will
be Uield" here^November 5-to^'l2. ,^The
poultry,: show 4 promises ; to : be the : larg
est^everheld'on the coast. .
Girl Victim Drew Attention of
Sadler From Wheel and
Car Swerved
"She Was Practically Engaged
to My Son," Says Mother
v of Driver
Tift Between Couple Deterred
Her From Occupying Safe
Seat in Front
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAEL. Sept. 12.— That ti»«
, fatal automobile- accident In which
Miss Florence Pardee lost her life
near Corte Madera Sunday was caused
by the' innocent distraction of Hermann
J. Sadler, the driver of the car, by Mlsa
Pardee was the theory advanced today
by Mrs. H- J. Sadler mother of the au
tomobllist. The circumstances of tha
accident had puzzled . every one who
examined the spot where the car went
over the grade and crushed to death,
the daughter of the former governor of
the state. Dr. George C. Pardee of Oak
land. Mrs. Sadler cleared up the prob
lem today when she staged that as the
machine was going down hill Miss Par
dee, who had been on the rear seat,
leaned over and spoke to Hermann Sad -
ler. Sadler himself accepted this ex
planation of the accident, as he reraem
bered today that when Miss Pardeo
spoke to him he turned toward her,
taking his eyes off the road for an in
stant. .
Son, Denies Engagement
According to Mrs. Sadler, her son and
Miss Pardee were "practically engaged**
to be married, although neither would
agree to an announcement. Sadler de
nied 7 today that he was engaged to
Miss Pardee. Mrs* Sadler said further
that when they started on. Sunday's trip
Miss Pardee was piqued with her son
because he was late in meeting her In
San Francisco and she . tuoV relii^eu to>
sit with him on the front seat of the
car. Sadler admits that Miss Pardee
was piqued at him because of his tardi
Mrs. Sadler, who was Injured when
the machine turned over, remained last
night at the home of E. J. Alalmgren
near the scene of the accident. This
afternoon she was taken to her homo
in Oakland by her son. She suffered
keenly during the night from an Injury
to her right leg. It Is thought the mem
ber is paralyzed. She was forced to
use crutches getting off and on the
trains and boats.
Mrs. Sadler Tells Story
t Although prostrated over the death
; of Miss Pardee and hpr son's part in
the tragedy, she was able to give a
clear account of the accident while at
•the Malmgren home this morning, as
well as the peculiar chain of events
that led up to it.
"Miss Anita Thomson. Miss Pardee
and I left Oakland in the morning to
meet my son anU Mr. Bryan at the
ferry building in San Francisco. We
planned to look at some property in
Ross valley and to enjoy a pleasant
ride and picnic lunch. Mry son's auto
mobile had been In San Francisco since
"When we reached San Francisco the
men were not there to meet us. Miss
Pardee was slightly incensed at the
delay that followed.
"'Hermann is always late,* she said.
'I am going to punish him by not sit
ting with him.*
"When my son and Mr. Bryan ap
peared in the machine they did not at
first see us.%
Refuses Front Seat
" 'There they are looking all around
for us, while we ara standing right
here.* Miss Pardee said.
"When they saw us Mr. Bryan jumped,
out of the car to allow Miss Pardee to>
take the seat beside my son. But sha
said that she preferred to sit in th©
tonneau with Miss Thomson and me.
"'Won't you sit with me, Flo?* my
son asked her.
"She said she would not, and h»3 an
swereJ, 'Very well/ and drove us aboard
the, boat for Tiburon. I feel that t
am to blame for not urging her to sit
with him. If It had not be<»n for that
little .'tiff she, would have been in the
front seat and he would not have need
ed to turn around to speak to her. It
was a little thing in Itself, but it meant
so much afterward.
"We all sat in the car going over on
the boat, enjoying the air and view
and talking and laughing, but I could
see : my son was worried. He always
wanted' to please Miss Pardee and felt
\u25a0hurt; becauaa she was qiqtied. When
we left the boat at Tiburon he asked
her again to sit beside him. but she
again declined. He Uid not repeat the
Cautions Son at Wheel
"The ride along the-bay toward ''tha
Corte Madera hill was beautiful. We
all remarked on the loveliness of the
scenery, and the good time we wer«
having. -When we started to descend
the Corte Madera hill I cautioned my.
son to go slowly.
" 'This is a difficult road anil you
must be careful. Hermann,' I said, H*

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