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VOLUME CVIIL— NO. 169. j
SPRING VALLEY
PLANT'S VALUE
IS MOOT POINT
Water Company's and City's
Officials Will Meet in the
Mayor's Office Tonight
Trifle of $18,000,000 Stands
in the Way of Amicable v
Agreement
With the return of President William
B. Bourn of th«« Spring Valley water
company from his European trip,'nego
tiations between the Vompany'and the
citr administration will be reopened
for the purchase of the big plant.
Bourn reached the city Monday. Rep
resentatives of the company and offi
cials of the municipality will meet to
night In the mayor's office in the
Crocker building.
That there is a wid«*r divergence of
views as to the value of the Spring
Valley property than at any time In
the past is indicated by the latest ex
pressions from the mayor's office and
the Spring Valley building. Mayor
McCarthy's most recent proposal was
t« take over Spring Valley from hoof
to foretop for the face value of the
Ftock and bonds, approximately $32,
000.000. President Bourn's latest esti
mate has it that Spring Valley is
"cheap at $50,000,000."
Tonight the engineers will be called
upon to build the $18,000,000 bridge
over the chasm.
PRICK STILI, GOING UP
At the Spring Valley offices yester
day it was stated that since Bourn's
550.000,000 estimate a great deal of
work had been done on the Calaveras
dam, complete watersheds had been
bought across the bay, large land hold
ings acquired on the peninsula and
other assets accumulated -which shot
the value still higher.
"When the city voted against the
purchase." said S. P. Eastman, vice
president and manager of the Spring
Valley company, "we immediately went
to work extending and improving the
property. We saw that we were to
continue in the water business and so
made the necessary preparations. We
acquired some 15,000 acres across the
bay and more land on this side. We
have been at work six months on the
Calaveras dam.
HAVE MADE IMPROVEMENTS
"When Mr. Bourn was last before the
supervisors lie stated that he consid
ered the plant cheap at $50,000,000. He
quoted Mr. Long and Mr. Dockweiler
of the city attorney's office to the same
effect. Fince then we have made great
improvements and all this lias tended,
to <:ha/ig:e the situation.
"Besides that, the army engineers ap
pointed to make a thorough investiga
tion of available source of water supply
have begun their surveys. They will
make an unbiased investigation, and
their report will offer us a guide un
affected by local feelings or prejudices,
which will assist materially. I think,
in settling this problem."
SUFFRAGISTS TO GIVE
THANKSGIVING BANQUET
Prominent Men and Women to
Talk at Feast
Under thp auspices of the Votes for
Women club the suffragists of San
Francisco and vicinity will give their
fourth annual Thanksgiving banquet
Friday night, November 18, at 6:30
o'clork at a restaurant in Broadway.
The following committee is in charge:
Mewistnes Fannie Kfllopp. I. Hcsselberg.
Ij-iira Musto. Ro« French, Mac Wilson. Theo
rtor«- Plnt!s»-r. Jowephine D»>lamore. Margaret
Nichnlo. Harriet Welsh. Francesca Pierce, I>. T.
r!» Kachin anil A. J. Biersworth and Miss Helen
Jaokfon.
Delegates from the suffrage clubs
are:
Mls* Isabel Munwsn. Nasan B. Anthony club;
Mr*. William Keith. Berkeley Political Equality
• Inb; Mrs. I. N. Chapman. Alamfda Equal Suf
frage lPag-ue: Mrs. Apnos Hay. Oakland Suffrage
' Amt-nrtmrnt lrajtun; Miss Charlotte Beidenbach,
rnirprviTj- of California: Miss Loretta Anderson,
VCzge Earners' Kqua! Suffrage leajrue; Mrs. Alice
L. Park. Palo Alto Votos for Wcrnpn club: Mrs. \u25a0
Ethel I". Welllcr. Women's Assembly District ,
rfub.
Among those invited to speak are:
THllLim Kent. Thomas E. Harden, Walter
Maearthur. l»a,vid Starr Jordan. Daniel O'Con
nelL E. R. Zlon. Thomas <Jraj, Robert Troy,
E. S. Preiston. Prof. Alexis F. I^nse, Prof.
William WVKwlwroth. Prof. M. K. Jaffa, Rabbi
Martin Ueycr, Mibs I^aura Ryan. Mr*. Ullllan
Harris Cofnn. Mrs. Jean Kellogg. Mrs. Alice U.
Park. Mrs. William Keith. Mrs. Robert Dean.
SERVANT FRIGHTENS
BURGLAR FROM HOME
Marauder Flashes Light in
Girl's Face and Escapes
An attempt to rob the home of Oliver
Dibble, the attorney, at 2928 Steiner
street early Monday night was balked
by the sudden appearance of Mary
O'Nell, the servant girl.
The burglar flashed an electric pocket
lamp in the girl's face and her screams
attracted members of the Dibble fam
ily, who pursued the fleeing man, but
were unable to catch him.
The police are trying to locate Henry
Wayble, who is supposed to have $250
belonging to Henry Newbaum of Oak
dale. Newbaum reported that Monday
he thought he might lose the money
through pickpockets and gave it to
Wayble for safe keeping. He has not
seen Wayble since, t
J. E. Tosney, 1286 Fourth avenue, re
ported to the police, yesterday that
burglars had taken articles valued at
5100 from his house. W. la Prance,
3 712 Broderlck street, reported the loss
of a valuable gold watch by pick
pockets.
• Martin Marks, who lives in a Folsom
street hotel near Sixth, complained to
the police yesterday that he had been
held up and robbed of $12 in Pacific
street near Ohio lane by three men
Monday night. „
SPILLED MILK CAUSES
SPEEDY DAIRY REFORM
Board Dumps 76 Gallons in the
Mission Road
By emptying: 76 gallons of milk in
the Mission road yesterday morning —
" a whole wagon load from the New Boss
"dairy in San Mateo county — the board
of health forcibly impressed upon Jo
seph Kennell, the proprietor, jthe need
of cleaning .up his dairy. The method
- worked. A penitent Kennell appeared
a. few hours later before Health Officer
-McNutt, seeking suggestions,
s McNutt sent an inspector to super
intend the cleanup and v told Kennell
• that his milk could come into : th*
county only after his place \ had been
made sanitary. At last Friday's mcct T
Sng Chief >Milk Inspector Dockery-re
ported that the milkhouse was between
m. cesspool and a. pigsty.
The milk was consigned to the Ceo
*r*l milk company, 2492 Folaom street.
THE SAN F-RAN€IS'Q!Q. G A : L\L,
Queen of Beasts Goes
On the Operating Table
Sultana, lioness from the Chutes, as she ivas on operating table to^have part
of one of her paws amputated.
DIVORCE TO END
WESTPHAL STRIFE
Doctor's Wife Files Suit, Enu
merating Several Instances
i of Alleged Cruelty
The long continued domestic discord in
the household of Dr. Otto F. Westphal
has culminated in divorce proceedings.
The wife of the dentist-clubman-poli
tician fleld suit yesterday. She charges
him with cruelty and other actions
which require several typewritten
sheets to enumerate.
The Westphals parted last Septem
ber, but there were many violent quar
rels before the separation. While they
were living at the Cornelia apartments
in this city recriminations were so' fre
quent and so loud that it was an item
of gossip among the guests. The part
ing finally came at their Redwood City
residence after a violent scene during
which Mrs: Westphal threatened sui
cide. Her husband, it is said, wrested
a revolver from her hand and left th»
house. * < *.
In her complaint Mrs. Westphal al
leges that her husband was so dis
satisfied with the contents of , the will
of her father, George H. Hageman, who
died in September, 1900, that he be
came disrespectful and unkind to heu
He directed her to contest the will
and said that if she did not cro so she
need not look to him for support, it is
charged. ._
ASKS $150 ALIMONY
Mrs. Westphal also complains that
the defendant has publicly scandalized
her, humiliated her and caused her
great mental suffering. For consider
able periods he is alleged to have re
mained away from San' Francisco,
sending no word to her and neglecting
to leave her any money. That he vio
lently struck her and threw her to the
floor, that he told her to take her trunk
and 1 get out. and that he threatened to
throw her off the porch of their. horn*,
are other accusations .. made by Mrs.
Westphal. She asks $150 a month ali
mony, and Westphal has been cited
Judge Graham to show cause next Fri
day why he should not pay that amount.
WERE MARRIED IX 1893
The .Westphals were married in 1893,
and the wedding was a society func
tion. He is a member of \u25a0 the Union
League club, a Knight Templar and
Mystic Shriner, and "is" active in'repub
lican politics. • . :
That he was cursed in two languages
is . one of -the , many, allegations- of
cruelty made in_a x divorce \u25a0 cross com
plaint'flled yesterday by Carlo Chiapei
lone against Maria Chiapellone. When
his wife got tired of 'swearing at, him
'in English she flung: Italian .oaths at
him, he asserts. Chiapellone I . has an
other marital grievance in.that his wife
threw, - crockery : and' kitchen : utensils
at him and so lacerated his face that
he was ashamed to go oh > the street.
Suits for divorce were begun 'by:
Nellie Smith against Henry G. Smith,- deser
tion. •• \u25a0- \u25a0' .- •. -
Lamont J. Finn against ' Lily \u25a0: W. Finn, deser
tion. \u25a0 • " -:\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0
Darid J. McShea against Mary McSbea, habit
ual intemperance.
Mary It. Cernoch against Charles J. Cernoch,
cruelty.
Mary S. Ortet against Bertrand F. Ortet, cru
elty. • -,;-.•\u25a0 - • . •
\u25a0 Elsa L. Bowman against James C. ' Bowman,
cruelty. " '\u25a0 -
Annie <: Musgrave . against George Mn*gr&Te;
willful neglect.
Divorces were granted as follows:
\ By Judge Van Nostrand— Rebecca- Green? from
Charles S. Green, habitual Mary
Ryan from Thomas: Ryan. -infidelity.
By Judge Graham — Catherines r F. Bertrand from
Benjamin Bertrand. i desertion.
- By Judge SeaweU — James I Greene from Eliza
beth Greene, desertion. -- ~ »
STEWARD ON STEAMER
CHARGED WITH HOLDUP
' \u25a0After,' a\u25a0: hot" pursuit -\u25a0 down Brannan
street and .along j the , water front *at| an
early, hour, yesterday morning \ Edward
Rourke, steward on the steamer, Arctic,
was captured by . Policemen : Driscoll
and Wall and lodged- in' the. city." prison
on a charge of V robbery. . Joseph Bon-
Icky, a cook on one ofthe bay steam-*
ers. said ' that j he i was . held .up jin j front
of ihe saloon of, August Bliss c,* 227
Brannan street, by Rourke and another
man and robbed of. $1.20. When Rourke
and ' his companion started .to \u25a0 . run
Bonlcky \u25a0 screamed for -the •' police.
Rourke's companion escaped.'..
WON'T- RENEW MAIL PACT—Melbourne. Aos-'
trail*. Nor. 15. — "Hie , commonwealth ': decided
today not to accept .the Canadian : gOTernment's
proposal to " renew ' the \u25a0\u25a0> VancouTer " and * Aust
. tralU mall service, with" calsa at* Auckland
and Sydney only. - . , \u25a0: \u25a0...-.-,.
MAN OF HOT WORDS
BACKS OUT OF DUEL
Monsieur R. Raoul of Tahiti Re
sents Accidental step on
Daughter's Foot
The passengers who arrived yester
day from Tahiti were still nursing their
disappointment over a duel to the death
between two prominent residents of
Tahiti that was indefinitely postponed
as the result of a severe attack of
caution that overcame one of the prin
cipals at the last minute. The prin
cipals were Monsieur R. Raoul, who
represents large interests in the French
possession, and Monsieur Fontane, a
polite but belligerent little Parisian in
the service of the French phosphate
company.
The trouble began when Raoul, out
walking. with his- little daughter, turned
a corner in Tahiti's main street and
bumped into Fontane, who was out
taking the balmy, tropical air.
In the mixup Fontane accidentally
set a sharp pointed patent leather shoe
on the dainty foot of little Miss Raoul.
The young Jady screamed. " Fontane,
hat in hand;*started to make profound
apologies, when Raoul got into : the
game with a string of expletives, that
made the tropical air sulphurous.
Fontane chopped his apology short
and compared • Raoul to many speci
mens of natural^history and concluded
his remark by challenging Raoul to
mortal . combat. In the excitement of
the moment Raoul accepted and in icy
tones notified Fontane that:
"The friend of my neighbor's brother
will call upon you." . s
Arrangements were made for a real
duel on the beach the next morning.
Revolvers were chosen and each man
was to fire five times at 20 paces.
There was a. hot" time in Tahiti that
night, and next morning .a big crowd
turned out to see the fight. But there
was- nothing doing. Raoul refused to
flg-ht. . . •-. \u0084• •. ••-, •
In the. discussion that followed the
fiasco the. French i. equivalent for cold
feet could ;be plainly distinguished and
when; the « Maripo'sa> sailed Monsieur
Fontane was :.the, idol of the.hOur.- .;...'
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LIONESS HAS PART
OF PAW REMOVED
130 Student Veterinarians See
Amputation by Dr. Henry
AmUng
19 Year Old Keeper Pats Head
of Sultana While She Is
Under Anesthetic
Snaplngand snarling at the veter
inarians as they tugged an'J roped the
patient on the operating table, Sultana,
a young lioness from the Chutes, had
three joints of the rigfct fore paw am
putated yesterday in the presence of
about 130 students and Instructors of
the San Francisco veterinary college,
in the operating room at Webster and
Market streets. Dr. Henry Amling of
New York .city performed the opera
tion, assisted by Dr. A. V. Hall of the
local college faculty. The unusual
spectacle- of a roaring lioness strug
gling in the pit of the stone chamber
in which 4he: operation^ took place, and
surrounded , by tiers of onlookers, was
a nerve trying experiance for those
present andr required unusual courage
on the part of the number "of young
assistants who \u25a0 helped rope the lithe
beast to the table frame.
The occasion was made a special
event in the undergraduate work. Doc
tor Ambling, being -an authority on
veterinary ; surge ry'v accepted a special
invitation to perform the work and
lecture to the freshman, junior and
senior classes during 1 the amputation.
KEEPER PETS • PATIEXT
Sultana ; has been suffering from a
highly inflamed condition of the paw
tissues and a felon, ar^ for some days
became almost unmanageable at the
Chutes. Arrangements having been
perf ected f or the operation of yester
day, the young, attendant removed the
lioness from ',the Chutes zoo to the
veterinary college. This was not at
tempted, however, until the animal had
been submitted to an injection of
opiates.' Arriving at the college the
beast was led Into the operating room
and after .quieting her the students
were allowed to assemble. . The only
person to venture near the subject of
the operation was the attendant, who
constantly petted the, head and. talked
td the "dumb sufferer. Howevar, the
passing moments were made thrilling
by an occasional roar and snap and a
number. of times the animal rolled to
ward the student benches.
IS GIVEX ANESTHETIC
When Doctor Amling gave th« sign
Sultana's keeper, quieting ...his charge
with pets and words, lifted first tha
head and shoulders on the table and
then the hind quarters. In a second
the straps ropes circled the pant
ing, form and while the animal roared
the bindings were fastened. At this
stage of the proceedings Doctor Am
ling made a heavy injection of opiates
and injected cocaine to deaded the pain
in the paw. As the lioness became
more quiet Dr. A. V. Hall administered*
a -heavy anesthetic through a large
cone placed over the.hea'J.
•At this point Amling addressed the
students and proceeded with the oper
ation, binding the paw, opening the
flesh and exposing the infected tissues
and bone. One-by one he removed the
joints and before Sultana recovered
from the anesthetic had stitched to
gether the wounds. .
Constantly at the side of the animal
during the entire operation was the
one man in the room who had no, fears
— who , seenS ed to-be moved by a great
affection for his charge— Harry Rain
ford, the 19 year' old guardian of the
sick lioness. "After she recovered and
while she lickeJ at. the heavily ban
daged paw, the boy sat and stroked the
suffering jungle queen. After a few
days at the hospital Sultana will be
returned; to her cage at the zoo.
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WIDOW FIGHTS FOR
HOWARD ESTATE
Charges Water Magnate Con*
y eyed Property With View
, to Defrauding Her
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Became Estranged in- 1901; but
Provision Was Made for
Her, Is Defense
Trialof the suit by which Mrs. Emma
Shafter Howard seeks to recover prop
erty" worth about $300,000, left by her
late husband, Charles Webb 'Howard,
for many j-ears president of the Spring
Valley^water company, was begun be
fore Judge Seawell yesterday. The
widow charges that her husband
planned to defraud and deprive her of
her share of their community property
by conveying in trust \o the Central
trust company 4,995 shares of the How
ard investment company, representing
property x worth $600,000. This prop
erty, : says Mrs. Howard, was all ac
quired by her husband after they were
married.
WERE ESTRANGED
Charles -Webb Howard and his wife
became estranged in 1901. He d]ed in
July,; 1908.:- .The. defense is that 'at the
time they separated he made adequate
provision for her support, settling, upon
her property. netting her an income of
$500 a month. •
By the terms of the trust deed the
trustee was directed, upon" the death
of. Howard, ; to pay, $250 a month to
Maud Howard, a daughter; $250 a
month, to Frederick Paxton Howard, a
son. and $50 a month each to the four
children of Mrs. E. E. Goodrich — Bertha
Shafter Goodrich, Chauncey S. Good
rich, Frances J.,W. Goodrich and Eliza
beth Ely Goodrich. Upon the death of
Maud Howard • the shares were to be
divided amongst the other beneficiaries,
but no provision was made for any
shares to be given the widow.'
HEIRS ARE HEARD
In a complaint in intervention the
First federal trust company, which has
been appointed: administrator of the
estate, asks that a receiver be appoint
ed to take charge of the shares in dis
pute. .'.' This complaint asserts that
Howard gave everything he possessed
to the Howard- investment company,
and that he used the funds of the'cor
poration for : his own purposes *as-If,
they were his own." .It is also alleged
in this complaint -that - the trust was
created in order to deprive Mrs. How
ard of her community property.
The only witnesses yesterday were
J. M. Duke, secretary of the, invest
ment company, and Grant Cordrey of
the Central trust company, who told of
the circumstances of the creation .of
the trust. Charles S. Wheeler and
J. C McKinstry are the attorneys for
Mrs. Howard, A- E. Shaw represents the
Central ; trust company, John Flournoy
the First federal trust company and
Charles W. Slack the Goodrich heirs.
SHERIFF FINDS AMES
PROPERTY IS ELUSIVE
Attachment for $13,794 Is Re-
turned Unserved
" Sheriff Finn made a return to the
county clerk yesterday reporting his
inability to attach, property of Worth
ington Ames, the stock broker, in satis
faction of the claim ofc- the San Fran
cisco commercial agency for $13.7941 3.794. SS.
The attachment was taken out October
24. The First national bank reported
to fFinn that Ames has no^account
there, while no answer was obtainable
by the sheriff from the American na
tional bank or the Bank of California.
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