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Heirs of David F. Walker Bury
Differences and Agree
on Division
Long Pending Suits Dismissed
and New Administrator
of Estate Named
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
REDWOOD CITY. Aug. 21.—Believ
ing it to be to their best interests to
bury the family skeleton forever and
to : combine forces for their common
good, the heirs of the late David F.
Walker have compromised their differ
ences out of court and have brought
to an end the bitter legal battle waged
In California and Utah for the last
year over the estate of the dead finan
cier. .
The settlement has been effected be
tween Mrs. Althea "Walker, widow *of
the banker, who was named in the,
■will as sole legatee, and the Salt Lake
heirs, consisting of Walker's children
and grandchildren by his first mar
riage. At the request of the attorneys
for David :F. Walker Jr. of Salt Lake
City, in whose name the contest was
brought. Judge George H. Buck this
morning dismissed the proceedings to
break the will.
The terms of the compromise are
that the property owned by Walker
at the time of tils death, and valued ;
at 5300,000, shall be distributed to his ]
heirs in the manner provided by law
when a man dies intestate; that Mrs.
Althea Walker shall retain ; all prop
erty of which she had individual own
ership nt the time of her husband's
death; and that Walter Linforth, who
has been one of the attorneys for the
contesting children, shall be appointed
administrator of the estate.
Mrs. Walker's separate estate, which
consists of property deeded to her prior
to her husband's death, is worth about '
Walker, who was president of the
California Safe Deposit and Trust com- ',
pany, which failed several years ago j
•in San Francisco, died in - Salt Lake ]
City September 11. 1910. He left a will
which bequeathed all of his property
to his wife, but failed to specify that
the children were cut off from any in
terest in his estate.; Mrs.- Walker im
mediately petitioned the. superior court
of San Mateo county -to probate the
will, renounced her rights as executrix
and nominated E. R. Hough of San
Francisco to act in her place.
Contests were brought simultaneous
ly in Salt Lake City and Redwood City
by the Utah children to break the will
of their father. They alleged that their
stepmother, Mrs. Althea Walker, had j
prejudiced the mind of their father j
against them by leading him into the |
study of spiritualism. They contended ;
that Mrs. liter, acting as a me
dium., made her husband believe that
the spirits were directing him to leave
all his property to her.
Pending a settlement and the pro
bating of the estate Judge Buck ap
pointed Carl W. Elfving of San Mateo
special administrator. Of late succes
sive continuances of the court proceed
ings led to the belief that negotiations
were pending.
With the reopening of the case this
morning Attorneys Walter Linforth and
Ross & Ross for the contestants and
Attorneys John E. Bennett and Archer
Kincaid for Mrs. Walker informed the
court that a settlement had been
reached, and upon the motion of the
former Judge Buck dismissed the con
test. The petition of E. R. Hough • for
letters of administration was continued
until August 31, when it is understood
it will be withdrawn.
Later in the day Walter H. Linforth.
through his attorneys, Ross & Ross,
filed a, petition for letters of adminis
tration 'on the estate, and by the terms ;
of the compromise it will be granted,
The hearing of the petition is set for
September 2. Meantime Special Ad
ministrator Carl W. Elfving will be
Following are the heirs who will par
ticipate in the distribution of the
1300,000 estate:
Mrs. Althea Walker, widow; D. F.
Walker Jr., Henry W. Walker, Maud L.
Walker, Sarah A. Paul and Stella M.
Ellis, the Salt Lake children of Walker
by his first marriage; Margaret Walker
Smoot and Clarence H. Walker,-chil
dren of Walker by his, marriage with
Althea. Walker; Mina - Rogers Danes,
Gracia Rogers and Dorothy Rogers,
three, grandchildren in Salt-Lake City.
. The Walker estate « has been made
defendant in a large number of suits
brought by creditors of the defunct
California Safe Deposit and Trust com
pany in San Francisco.
"Natural Causes," Verdict of
Coroner's Jury
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
ONO, Aug. "21.—William H. Weaver,
a hunter, was found dead yesterday on
the old road to Harrison Gulch, two
miles from here. He left last Tuesday
morning to walk to Harrison Gulch, 25
miles distant. It is believed that he
died Tuesday. The coroner's jury
found he died from natural causes.
"Weaver was aged 60 years and not
Petition to Recall Mayor Lacks
Three Thousand Names
SEATTLE. Aug. 21.—The check of
the petition for the recall of Mayor
George W. Dilling was completed to
day, with the result that of 10,238
names on the petition when it was filed
only 5.851 were found valid. This is
2,818 short of the number necessary to
bring about an election. The recall
leaders assert that they will be able
to make up this deficit.
One More Member Meets an
Accidental Death
AUBURN, Aug. 21.—William Bosse
was killed by a thrashing machine to
day by being drawn into the cylinder
and mangled. Bosses family history
had been one- of tragedy. His parents
were burned to death 12 years ago and
his wife was killed in an automobile
accident last year. Three of his chil
dren suffered from broken arms and
one child had three fingers cut off.
[Special Dispatch to 7he Call]
VAL.LEJO, Aug. 21.—Rev. John Bar
rett of P"ort Bragg has accepted the
rectorship of the Episcopal church here.
He will assume his duties on the first of
the month.
Visiting Eagles Met at Stations.by Delegations
From Local Aerie With Bands and Fife and Drum
TYcn members of the Cleveland Eagles' delegation V>ho are bo osting their city as the place for the 1912 grand aerie session. Cleveland sent a delegation of 100 to San Francisco and they are
putting up a lively contest to gain the convention honor.
Continued From Page 1
enter the race for the gTand presidency, I
being a candidate for vice president.
Several of the past presidents, includ
ingl Colonel "Jack" Thompson, John
Considine, Thomas J. Considine, Del
Carey Smith, John Cort and others are
frowning upon the aspirations of Her
ing, and a dark horse may yet be sub
stituted who will unite the two war
ring factions.
The exemplification of the ritual, for
the grand arie prize, will begin tonight
at 7 o'clock in the auditorium. Degree
teams have been entered from the Kan
sas City. Salt Lake. Vallejo, Los Ange
les, Milwaukee, California and Oak
Park aeries. The hall will be open to
members only.
All day yesterday the headquarters
at the St. Francis buzzed with the
usual preliminary activity of a big con
vention. Brass bands and fife and
drum corps greeted each eastern dele
gation upon its arrival and escorted
the visitors to the hotel, where they
were taken in charge by the local com
mittee and whirled through the differ
ent bureaus, emerging later with cre
dentials, coupons, ballots and a myriad
of multi-colored badges.
The Pittsburg crowd, numbering
more than a hundred, arrived early in
the day, and thereafter the others came
by tens and hundreds until evening.
Cleveland sent more than a hundred,
all active boosters for the next con
vention, and as many more arrived
from Houston, Tex., wearing big badges
with the words: "We Want You in
Houston in 1912." The largest Cana
dian delegation ever attending a grand
aerie session reached the city in the
afternoon from British Columbia. They
are headed by Fred J. Lynch and rep
resent the 30 progressive aeries in the
northern province.
It was reported late in the evening
by J. W. Eggeman of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
chairman of the credentials committee.
that more than a thousand delegates
had received their credentials. These
represent a total of more than 3.000
votes. Eight hundred more delegates
are expected before the real business
of the convention is taken up Wednes
day. .
Aside from the fight for the presi
dency of the order, the contest for the
next convention will be the most ex
citing. Delegates are being met and
pledged to one or another of the cities
seeking the honor, and long streamers
In colors, bearing the slogans of Cleve
land, Houston, Louisville and Kansas
City, proclaim the leaders in the fight.
There is much good natured rivalry,
and most delegates wear all the rib
bons, pennants and sleevebands that
are thrust upon them. Cleveland ap
pears to be the most popular city, but
the others are making a strong cam-
Houston sought to win the next meet
ing of the Typographical union, but
lost by a narrow margin. The boosters
from the Texas city have prepared an
elaborate booklet containing views of
their many attractions. Included in
their delegation are Mr. and Mrs. \V. J.
Kohlhauff, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Merritt,
W. C. Rinehard, president of Houston
aerfe, J. B. Marmion, Tom C Mlllis, M.
L». Anderson. E. Milner, C. Fred Dealy
and J. E. Foster.
The time of the parade on Thursday
morning has been set forward one
hour, and Grand Marshal Choynski has
asked that all delegates and others
taking part in the big event be ready
at 10 o'clock at the corner of "Van Ness
avenue and Market street.
With the exception of the big formal
opening last night, all the meetings of
the grand aerie will be secret, and the
big issues of the convention will be
fought out behind closed doors. Most
of the business has been arranged by
the committees, which were in session
all last week, and there only remains to
put the questions to a vote of the dele
The sessions both this morning and
afternoon wiH be devoted to perfecting
the organization of the grand aerie. In
tlve -absence of the president. Grand
■\v*eM+iy Vice President John S. Parry of
San Francisco will ca.ll the meeting to
order and prepanp for the report of the
credentials committee. There will be a
number of contests on the seating of
certain delegates, and the adjustment
of these matters will require the
greater part of the day.
At noon the delegates and visiting
First Day's Flights
For Visiting Eagles
i. . '
''■'---. :'■ -■■■■ ■'- . ;-; ;\. .- % -
10 a. m.—Grand aerie frill, con
vene In: Eagles^ ball. "
• : 12 'noon-—Grand officer*, - dele-
Kates . and ; visiting s Eagles will
'assemble V In i Coffroth's pavilion.
Eighth and Howard • streets,
ito '■ have - panoramic photograph
taken. ■:[•"■■ '-■ " ' ■■■ ' ';. .".•■'.-.- -;,'\ ■
'('-.' 2 p. Grand aerie trill" con
vene in Eagles' hall.
- 7 p. in.—Exemplification of the
' ritual and prize drill by grand
aerie degree team at Auditorium.
8 p. m^—Grand hall iln colonial
ballroom. St. Francis hotel, given
by Oakland , Eagles -. in honor of
I grand officers,* delegates and vis-:
iting members of the order.
Continuous reception " daring
the day by Oakland Eagles at
their headquarters In the Eilers
building, 975 Market street.V * jt;
"Roaring Camp and : Days of
'40" carnival ' attractions ' at Cen
tral park, Eighth and Market
streets.' \ - ■■■"■' jggjg^^i
Continuous reception to wives
and 1 daughters of visiting mem-.
bers 'by : local auxiliary commit
tee In the red room' at ;St.? Fran
els hotel. ,
" ;1; p. v m.—Ladies * Trill - assemble
: without; escorts In the tapestry
room;, of ; the , St.' Francis hotel to
visit the several' headquarters of
the California aeries.
nembers will assemble for a panoramic
photograph, to be taken in Coffroth's
pavilion at Eighth and Howard streets.
It is expected that fully 20,000 will be
included in this greatest crowd of
Eagles ever gathered under one roof.
All afternoon the state aeries that
have established headquarters in the
different hotels will hold open house
and dispense California fruit and wine.
Arrangements have been made for the
feminine visitors to make a tour of the
aerie headquarters, leaving the St.
Francis hotel at 1 o'clock.
The BBS T of All Player-Pianos
The Angelus
€J There is no piano player that compares with the
Angelus, and no player-piano at or near its price that
compares favorably with the Angelus piano. The
Angelus mechanism is better made, more durable,
easier of operation and more simply controlled than
that of any other piano.
€J No other player-piano contains the Melodant, which
separates the melody and the surrounding harmony,
accenting every melody note, just as in hand playing.
if The Phrasing Lever, which truly imparts the per
sonality of the performer in every number played, is
an exclusive Angelus patent.
€J These are but two exclusive Angelus features. There
are twenty others.
CJ Angelus pianos are guaranteed for ten years—twice
as long as any other. Though better, they are no more
expensive than the ordinary kind, and are sold on easy
payments. Your old piano taken at full value.
Two Entrances:
135-153 Keorny and 217-225 Sutter Street
Oakland, 510 .Twelfth and 1105 Washington
San Jose, 117 South First Street
/. W. Efgcrman, Fort Wayne,
Ind., chairman of the credentials
For the women relatives of the visit-
ing Eagles, a delightful reception was
given in the colonial ballroom of the
St. Francis yesterday afternoon by the
woman's auxiliary of the Eagles' enter
tainment committee : of:the local aeries,
Nos. ;5 } and 61, ; several hundred guests
being;entertained delightfully. ;•;":;>;
1-. The auxiliary is not a permanent or-,
ganization, but has been formed by the
women . of the : San Francisco J; Eagles*
families especially ' or j this I convention,
and a busy week ? is anticipated, some
event being planned for each '% day. '^}
Mrs. Theodore Lunstedt is the presi
dent of the "auxiliary^'and; to her J credit 1
is j due r, for - the success i'oti yesterday's 1
reception. From"," 2 ,•:'.,' to .■; s*. o'clock a
throng of local and visiting, women
filled i the ballroom and listened to the
excellent program of music. " |
Mrs. Lunsterit made a pleasing fHttle
address of welcome, expressing trie de
light of the members of the auxiliary
in greeting the many visitors. During
the last year but two thoughts had
filled the minds of the Eagles of San
Francisco—this convention and the
world's fair.
"We are indeed proud," she said, "to
welcome so many visitors to our be
loved city, and we want you to become
our personal friends. We want you to
go home and say the wild and woolly
west is not so bad after all. We are
working busily to make a success of
it for you. Ladies will meet you here
: every day for some form of entertain
| ment or another. We hope you will
[ try to visit us each day and enjoy the
hospitality we will offer you."
Among those who sang during the
afternoon were Miss Lillian Tovin, Mrs.
Clara Francis, Joseph S. Mountain,
Mme. Lloyd. Mrs. B. Friedlander, Miss
Fleming and Master Hartmann.
Among the events planned is a tea
to be given at the Emporium Wednes
day afternoon from 2 to 5 o'clock and a
card party in the. colonial ballroom on
Wednesday evening.
The reception committee is making
great preparations for this, and more
than 50 very handsome prizes will be
given. The first prize will bo the one
donated to the auxiliary by candidate
James Rolph, and is said to be of par
ticular beauty and value.
A reception will bo given this after
UHfl^SBQ^ San Francisco. * TT * i» V-/
>«^r««fH BaßiVf^ Son tV 5 «»i,,« Cor- Market I Cor. Waahia«toa fto.via.Tnl
' IAIBSiSnPGUAt / .■■■■> I San francisco , nd 4th « t ,. { and nth st». Qagiana
Lavish Selections of
iBP^JI Modish Fall Millinery
. Jp££r^>m-*' J We are showing now complete lines of the newest and most desirable
-^&jT .v ; things in early Fall Hats in tailored styles, street hats and hats for dressy
•"""^Y^vW ; ; Wfe^ wear. These reflect the latest ; style thought \of the ; foremost millinery style
v\WK creators of the world, and are here in remarkable variety and at decidedly
There's a striking difference in . '• " '', ; ' ■-■ • ;
millinery prices here and those -.-,¥ ¥ * -^1-, I |m aa '' ' ' ■
commonly charged for hats of jni2O"\^lclSS *J|P^mfr-»rs^
equal beauty and style, and eco-. w . I^B^Syj^^^
• nomical shoppers are ..buys more , J^j Q VCltV' ibllltS I ffifl|KL»Bj
out that their money buys more 1 1 OVCHV OUHS WSB^%X
in millinery here than anywhere •/ : : " ''wjm? infr
Special assortments today are 0? Vjl %{•% «n/l \A.fl fP^yPifflk
ready at- -«b jll, #*)D 0.1111 d*lU 1 \^JS\
~. «pHr*«/«3y «pO«Ov/ Exquisite showing of individual and exclusive j f^^^m^jJHm ill
.A«-p* r\ ' 1 d*t/\ ' garments on the novelty order, embracing the v\^&|]pP^ iflp>\
57.50 and $10 new materials, most of them in rough novelty )^mW] Ja&JS
.;.-"■• .•.Tr> r- ; .* -^ weaves and striking colors, and in the newest and ..fsw¥ v|>- IWjf '
- :.■■■■■•■'/■■■■■■' • -• most exclusive designs. $ -; - /fe^/|jii Maw ;
"" ' These are richly trimmed in many new effects', &^MIl\ mmA
' ■ and most;': of . them are garments which were . ; WW" I 71
—^ . * 1 C< •■ bought by our New York organization on account p^M'■■'•• I•■ I t
SriP^ial o111l& of their style features. - ftdE L+—L\
UJiWUOI K^VIAVO .. . They have been used as models from which to M T I' *
ft -T^" '"^ copy lower priced garments. These models are |||l If 1
?' '■;'■ •■■ "RVr^ Kal76 : * on sale tomorrow at $30, $35 and $40. kfl I A -i\
*^ r*T Jr , All of th,em arc much under real value. - £$£ I " BM'.'; ;
4^ Cf - - « ••■?•! I* Bi^'
<p*-> Our Big rail Suit Sale I m
two-piece style; made from fancy |5 RtSKIOP New|ecords;Everyi;Day I ' | "'„ :\
>■ cheviots in nice patterns in browns' , . * I ~ * i j [ ! , ,
and grays also •in navy blues. Over 2,000 to choose from, in every conceiv- |j
These arc made with two pairs of able material, style and coloring. 1 I
full-peg, full-lined trousers, and are . These are divided into four great lots, and most. |XI . J
P^f^^r^^l^"^{% of them are priced at about half actual value. %1 . Z •: . '
strongly built to stand extremely T nT> - C «I
rough usage. No suits for $5 will On Sale at $8.75. ■ On Sale at $19.50. ;j|. %Jo
> equal these in material, make-up LOT 2 LOT 4 '*Wmw^ ;
and in general satisfaction; a new On Sale at $14.75. On Sale at $22.50. htijkr
one free if any of them go wrong. • — . —_———_— —_^_— IL
Women's Full Length Coats Womeo's Tailored waists
JL * Special showing today of new Fall
Full, length coats, of-Broadcloth, satin lined: Caracul', satin lined Tailored Waists for women, in
Full length coats of Broadcloth, satin lined; Caracul, satin lined madras, in all-white and in colored
throughout, and Mixtures in stripes, checks, herringbone effects and effects; yleated front styles with
novelty weaves. These are smartly tailored, in many pretty styles, with stock collars and tailored cuffs, ,
either Presto Duplex or regular collars; with belts, cuffs, pockets, etc. Regular $1.50 Waists, bought
An immense variety from which to choose, all of them exceptional under price, on sale today at 95<.
values. , . , > „ „ • „: ■' •,-■--. ' ■ •
noon at the same time and place, and
will be each afternoon this week.
In the receiving party yesterday
were Mrs. Theodore Lunsted, Mrs. B. F.
Hanlon, Mrs. J. M. Toner, Mrs. C. A.
Glover, Mrs. E. M. Buckley, Mrs. Jesse
Marks, Mrs. Gustav Pohlmann, Mrs.
Thomas F. O'Neil, Mrs. William Clark,
Mrs. John Hoist, Mrs. Thomas Finn,
Mrs. John Greif, Mrs. J. I* Herget, Mrs.
G. Holstein, Mrs. William McCabe, Mrs.
M. Mont, Mrs. Ralph McLeran, Mrs. J.
Alexander, Mrs. Robert Rusch, Mrs.
Martin Welsh, Mrs. J. W. Bonney and
Mrs. Fred McDonald.
Henry Kirk, formerly a Califo-rnian,
now a playwright in New York, has
completed a one act play, "The Eighth
Amendment." for the Club Women's
Franchise association, which will be
presented within a few weeks and the
proceeds added to the campaign {und.
"The Eighth Amendment is a half
hour sketch, sufficiently leavened with
comedy to prevent its having- the aspect
of a tract and yet with enough of the
suffragist philosophy introduced to
make it a direct appeal.
Kirk, who is a graduate of the Uni
versity of California, has been visiting
friends in this city and his services
were obtained by the clubwomen while
he was on his vacation here. Nance
O'Neil produced his "Story of the
Golden Fleece" here several years ago.
The cast has not been selected, but
the players will be from the ranks of
the campaigners, and the rehearsals
will begin the latter part of this week.
The production of the play, in which
Henry Kirk will give assistance, will
be under the immediate direction of
members of the Club. Women's Fran
chise association.
Pluto Officials Confirm Report
of Strike, but Value Is
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BAKERSFIELD, Aug. 21.— T. J. Wha
ley, superintendent, and Harvey G. An
derson, a director of the Pluto Oil com
pany, operating In the Devil's Den.
were In Bakersfleld today and con
firmed the report that the well has
reached the oil sand. Whaley said:
"Wo are in the oil sand, but as yet
can not tell what the strike will amount
to. When the sand was entered the
| water was forced over the casing head
several feet hi»?h."
The company has expended to date
$81,000 on the well.
The electric motors installed by the
Kern River Oil Fields company are
proving: their economy and efficiency in
a remarkable manner. The company
has expended $162,000 on electrical
equipment and is preparing to install
electric drilling motors in October.
An extensive plan of development on
its Ifi.OOO acre tract on the Midway
Maricopa flat will be begun by the
Pyramid Oil company September i. Six
new drilling outfits will be installed
and used to their capacity. The Pyra
mid is down 3,650 feet In Its section
16. 32-25 well, and has gone through
over 200 feet of prolific oil bearing
candy shale which also carries a heavy
flow of. gas.
$50,000 Asked by Klein Estate
for Accident
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MARTINEZ, Aug. 21.—Judge Latimer
today set the case of Martin W. Joost,
as administrator of the estate of Clar
enre E. Klein, against the Port Costa
Water company for September 12 for
trial. The Klein estate is suing for
$50,000 damages as a result of the acci
dent last November when the auto
mobile which Klein was driving
pl.unged into an open ditch of the water
company, killing tue driver and two
other companions.
Excessive Drinking and Poor
Health Supposed Cause
PORTLAND, Aug. 21.—Perry M.
Barker. 52 years old, took his life early
today by striking his head against the
walls of the dungeon at the Llnnton
rock pile. Barker was sentenced to the
rock pile 10 days ago after a spree that
lasted four months.
This morning the guard was absent
for about half an hour, and when he
returned he found Barker dead on the
Barker, who was rich, went to
California about four months ago on
a trip for his health. Unknown to his
family, Barker returned to Portland
about 10 days ago.
Every Visiting: Eagle
Should familiarize himself with Ital
ian-Swiss Colony wines. They are
California's choicest product.
21.—Ford. K. Samuel •of this ;city.. will deliver»
; ; an 'illustrated lecture on "The land of the.
: Great <" Moguls'* ■. before'the--Unitarian-club '
* ■Wednesday s- night.' ? Vocal ;■ numbers -: will 'be -
, giren prior "to the lecture by F. Currier Smith «*j
J -and; Royal; Miller. >*^^—s /:■■'. ■.-■'.'■• .- ■ ■■::■: --. -"Ugl.!

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