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Motorman Hegwer Receives
$500 From Oakland Ter=
minai Railway
Superintendent of Company
Thanks Crew for Giving
Battle to the Thug
OAKLAND, Oct. 17.—Herman J, Heg-
Wer, the streetcar motorman who shot
and killed Edward Weiss, the bandit,
late Tuesday night, today received a
warrant for $500 from th« t San Fran
cisco and Oakland Terminal railways.
his share in the $1,000 reward offered
by this company a year ago for the
apprehension of the highwayman who
had held up a number of cars and al
ways succeeded in making his escape.
Vernon E. Meeker, the conductor of the
car Weiss attempted to rob, also re
ceived $500 today.
J. P. Potter, superintendent of the
company, thanked the men for their
bravery in giving battle to the thug,
■who had drawn a revolver, which he
had leveled at Meeker.
An inquest was held over the remains
of the dead bandit today and a coro
ners jury brought in a verdict of justi
fiable homicide, and Hegwer, the form
ality over, was giwn his freedom. The
revolver with which Hegwpr did the
killing has an illuminated target finder,
an invention which Hegwer lias pat
ented. By pressing a trigger a small
electric bulb flares up* and shows on
the target as far as 100 feet away. The
contrivance was patented by Hegwer a
year ago.
The police investigation into the rec
ord of Weiss -was continued today and
■with the additional information secured
the police are convinced that he was
the man who had been guilty of a
score of bold highway robberies in
Oakland and Berkeley.
According to neighbors of Weiss , .
■who lived with his wife and three small
children at 6315 Vailejo street, he was
a mode! husband and father. No one
in his immediate family had any sus
picion of the double life he was lead-
Ing and tiis neighbors believed that he
•was a steady and industrious carpen
ter. At the time Weiss was killed he
had been out of employment, but had
■worked off and on at different times
since moving to Vailejo street a year
The-neighbors are sympathizing with
Mrs. Weiss and are giving her assist
ance. The youngest of the three chil
dren is 3 months old and the woman's
plight is a sad one. The police learned
today that Weiss was an inveterate
gambler, losing as much as $400 in a
night's play. About a year ago he
■was an employe of the streetcar com-;
pany and was later discharged.
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 17.—Convicted
on the testimony of a young girl who
now admits she swore falsely at the
trial. Fred Freehlinger. pfntenced to
?ft years in San Quentln in 1907, was
pardoned this afternoon by acting
Governor Wallace. The pardon was
issued on the showing that Susie
Krouse Gibbs. the girl who accused
Frechlinger of assaulting her, had ad
mitted that she swore falsely against
him. District Attorney Utley of San
Diego county recommended the
pardon. He found that Frechlinger
was innocent and had spent the last
five years in San Quentin for a crime
ht- did not commit.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 17.—Two pio
neer Sacramento women are dead here,
lira. Sarah W. Whiting died yesterday
afternoon at the home of her grand
son, C. J. Young, at the age of 92. She
was a native of Massachusetts, but
came to California in 1850, settling in
San Francisco. She was intimately
acquainted with Bret Harte, Samuel
Clemens and others. The other pio
neer woman dead is Mrs. Madeline Artz,
aged 76. A native of Germany, she
came to Sacramento in 1855.
MARTINEZ, Oct. 17. —The first of
the condemnation suits instituted by
the Oakland and Antioch railway
against the land owners between Bay
Point and Pittsburg, with whom, the
road couJd not reach terms regarding
the purchase of right of way, will
come to trial here Tuesday. The first
graders' camp along the projected line
has been located on the O'Hara ranch
near McAvoy, where the electric line
will connect with the bridge which is
to span Suisun bay.
OAKLAND, Oct. 17.—The Woman's
Prohibition clubs of Alameda county
held a political rally this afternoon at
Mosswood park at 2 o'clock. A good
program was given, with several prom
inent speakers on the subject of pro
hibition. The principal speaker was
F. W. Emerson, who addressed the
gathering on "Our Platform and Our
National Outlook."
Suburban Brevities
Prof. Albin K. PntXker. tot -'ii> years he»<! of
the Gerru»B department of the r'hiversity .of
California, will addNM tlif ttmßemtu of the
Berkeley Business college at 1 tomor
row afternoon mi the tnpeediag Griiwo.Turk
ish war and on the conflict* ox tlie past be
tween th" Greeks ami th<- Ottomans. Pro
fessor Putzker lived, in Greece for several
17 —The prohibitionists of Alameda coutit.v will
hold peWIC railie* Saturday evening* at Maple
iiall Fourteenth ami Webster streets, opening
ii-T -lur If*, when I". W. Einetaoß will he the
;,;,! sfipHki-r. Tbp j>roliibitinni>ts claim a
tration of M.OOO in the ntate, and they
r a Imrge t#t« from the women of Cali
i 7. Major General Leooard Wood, chief nt
of tlie United StHtes army, will review
Birmit] of California cadets tomorrow
_- .• . cuapne. General Wootl will be
f Benjanilu Ide Wheeler,
the iiHiiii.crs «.f the faculty and visit the
var!i ... campus.
iwr: Pogseba »>;<'' 18. Itftfj ami W. Stone.
(iroprietorx of the Broadway cafeteria, for
#4 WJO damagei today. He alleges that he was
badly injund af.out the tat'- and arm by the
explosion of a gas oven wUUe at work as a
Oct IT—V. Aoy«):i. etnploj-ed in a iaandry at
301S San I'alilo erenoe, attempted to cooimlt
suicide by tl<e" baraktri method wfth a raeor
today He til Btrra ■BTjfieai treatment h*
the receiving where it wee' found
that his woh'im! «H NpW'lleW.
PIANO TUNER KILLED -Liveruiore. Oct. 17 —
Hiiffo Frank. 50 years old. a piano tuner, was
-tru.k and tilled" I.r a .Southern V»<-\tir train a
-iU<- free lit*' - *- tfMlay. His iiian«led bedy was
tonod on tbe tre.ks and tiiia city,
V'-'-'h was Fiauk'i lnjU)f. ,
Women of Elmhurst to Assist
Miss Ollie Monterio, member of committee that will have charge of Palace
of Sweets at Si. Louis parish bazaar at Elmhurst.
Members of St. Louis Parish to Assist at
St. Vincent's Asylum Fair
OAKLAND, Oct. 17.—The grand ba
zaar to be given by St. Louis parish
of 'Klmhurst will open Tuesday evening
in Red Men's hall, East Fourteenth
street and Ninety-fourth avenue. The
fair will continue five evenings, closing
Saturday evening, October 26. The pro
ceeds will go to St. Vincent's Orphan
The- fair will be opened by an ad
dress by District Attorney William H.
Donahoe. Several interesting booths
will be attended by half a hundred
j prominent women of Elmhurst. The
j booths will contain a fine display of
[articles and fancy goods, and an enter
tainment will be staged every evening.
The following will have charge of
the various booths:
St. r.i'rifk"* booth — Mr*. A. T>. Carlvl*.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
RENO, Oct. 17.—N0 more dramatic
scenes have occurred in a Reno div
vorce court thati took place today,
when Mrs. Edna G. Hutt took the stand
to testify in her divorce suit against
HenFy Hutt, the celebrated artist, who
once said she was more beautiful than
the Venus de Milo.
Mrs. Hutt trembled with nervousness i
and the tears streamed down her
cheeks, reddening her pretty note' and
causing much concern to her friend,
Mrs. Henry Mechling of New York,
who accompanied her to Reno and filed
a divorce complaint. ✓
Mrs. Hutt tried to be brave, but as j
she told of the times when her hus- j
hand attempted to choke her, the tears j
welled to her eyes and she nearly col
lapsed. Smelling salts were adminis
tered and Judge French ordered a short
When Mrs. Hutt recovered, the court j
reconvened and she told another series
of cruelties and explained how her
talented husband had taken to drink
ing and how he would abuse her. She
recited a tale of suffering, while a
fringe of divorce seekers#*fcraned their
ears to hear the testimony.
Mrs. Hutt told of the time she went
to Narragansett pier and her husband I
stripped her apartments of all the fur
niture and when she got back the
apartment was bare. i?he had no home,
no place to rest lier weary head, so
she went to her aunt, and that was
how her husband deserted her, she said.
It was a sorrowful tale accompanied
by many tears, and the courtroom was
silent. Not a sound disturbed the pro
ceedings except her sobbing. Judge
French asked her a few questions, and i
then granted her an absolute decree
of divorce on the grounds of desertion.
Mrs. Hutt managed to smile through
the veil of tears, and as she was sur
rounded b yher friend and attorney
her nervousness disappeared and she
left the court house and went to her
apartments, where she proceeded to
pack her belongings for her departure
to New York.
This evening Mrs. Hutt is the gay
est member of the divorce colony. Hap
piness has entered, and all is peace
and contentment. She would not dis- j
cuss her future plans. All she would j
say was that she intended going back ]
k> New York, and the joy in her vofce
was different from the sobs and
anguish displayed on the witness stand.
Alnmrdn County Fair at Pleaeantea
Go to the big County Fair at Pleas
anton, October 23rd to 26th, Inclusive.
Live stock and farm products exhibits.
Trotting , races. Special features every
day. Round trip fare from San Fran
cisco, Market strct-t at ferry, $1.50. See
agents Southern Pacific. —Advt.
For Infants and Chdidren.
Bβ Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the
Bifinaturo of i^ia^/ZT-CUC^U
■ ■?...::'• '•>..', '. '" ::.'• '■'-• ;•■■;•_ ~- • Vr. ,;''■* •':
presi<lent; Mrs. J. Reerdon. Tire, president; Mrs.
H. Mnller. Mrs. H. Curran, Mrs. William Clark,
Miss Agatha O'Connor. Mi>s Harriet O'Connor.
St. Anthony's booth —Mrs. Joseph St. Mary,
president: Mrs. Georep Dugan. Tioe president;
Mrs. Peter Wright, Mrs. A. Guinas-wi, Mrs. F.
J. La vera. Mrs. C. Steffans. Mrs. W. Hooper,'
Mrs. E. MePtierson, Miss Lillian Bill, KIM An
nie Cramer. Miss Annie Harlem.
Columbus Palace of Sweets —Mrs. H. J.
Oruze, presMftit: Miss M. Sa£!a\v. rice presi
dent: Mrs. H. Woo.!. Mrs. C. Ife ; nrman. Mrs.
N. EfjEleston, Mrs. M. D. MeSherry. Miss Ollie
Mrmterln. Mi<s Violet BJo*e. Miss AnaiV S!o«s
Mis* Annie Fonts. Miss Mary - Gallearzi. Miss
Agnes rinnket. Miss Helen Kirrrin. Miss I.irtia
Sajrlaw. BHw R'.*e Soaros, Miss Era. Saglaw,-
SHsh T. Granspacker.
Exposition Refr.'sliment booth—Mrs. Nettie
Kafferty. president; Mrs. C. MeHaic vice presi.
dent; Mis. Lucy Walker, Mi-*. L. Lawrence
Mrs. N. Bntteate. Mrs. Julia Dowil. Mrs. Mary
WliOfl<r. Miss Mat'Kio Green. Miss Varonic'a
RHffert.v. Miss Rutl) Rejjlow. Miss Cath Mc-
Hale, Miss LoelM Bigilow, Miss Ktliel Hopir,
Miss Mabel P,attM)te.
OAKLAND, Oct. 17.—Following a
complaint made to the police today by
Mrs. R. Whitney, 2121 Webster street,
a search is being made for a man said
to have been frightening the'women
in Mrs. Whitney's neighborhood. Mrs.
Whitney said that she had seen the
man crouching beenath a window in
her home. Other complaints have
been made by women in the district.
.Mail and Telephone Orders for
Seats Are Now Being Received
Presenting J. M. Barries Masterpiece,
Berkeley Organization Will Ben=
efit by Concentrated Col
lecting Movement
BERKELEY, Oct. 17. —More than 100
women of Berkeley will join In thp
all day campaign of Saturday, October
19, when the city Witt be visited house
to house to raise $12,000 to maintain
for another year three charities—the
Berkeley day nureery, ,the Berkeley
free dispensary and the Berkeley char
ity organization.
There will be 12 districts. Over
each will be a woman as general, as
sisted by others as captains, The rest
of the women will be "workers In the
Miss Margaret Hizar and Miss Lu
cile Wickson are among the young , *'
women who will be bo engaged, others
Miss Alice Hilgmrd Mm. C. A. Knfoicl
Mrs Bacon Mm. Warren Oluey
Mrs Carl Adnrn Mlsm RrNvca Hammond
Mrs. Henry Morrow Mien Helyi Hammond
MUs Nora'O'Coiinor Mi*n Grace Biirrin
Mrs S B Clark Mr*. J<m»ct>li Knsperger
liiM Bertha Brebin Miss Kmily Hansou
Miss Esther Sadler Mr«. (itorw Mott
HIM Alice -Watt* Mrs. W. W. Burgees
Mrs. Theodore Gray Mr*. Neil Mimroe
Mim Mabel Job Mm. W. M . Preselejr
Miss Pearl Hall Mi*e Sue Hbtlh
Misa Elizabeth Davis Mrs. Gey Chick
MWs Hazel Potereon Miss Clalrp Miller
Mrs. Walter Hart Mine Enid Hobsou
The generals will be:
Mrs. William FitzhughjMrs. H. R. Hatfielfl
Mr=. James L. tie Frem-lMrs. F. C. O'Bannon
( > ry Mrs. P. C. Peterson
Mr-; S. M. Marks Mrs. George F. Eber-
Mrs! >(ar\ l>. A will hard
Mfs Charles K. Wieland Mrs. Hebeißm
Altk. F. F. Brunk Mr». Sue Barringrr
j Mr?. W. J. Mile- '
Three Trophies Hung Up This
Year for the Guardsmen
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 17. — Adjutant
General Forbes today announced that
the first of the annual trophy shooting
contests of the California national guard
would be held at the ranges of the
various companies November 3. and
would continue weekly until the final
individual competitive match is held at
the Sacramento range the latter part
of November. Three trophies will be
awarded this year, the state trophy for
team shooting, the regimental trophy
arid the adjutant general's trophy for
the best individual marksman in the
[Special Dispatch to Thr. Call]
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 17. —One suit
costing , $12. one pair of shoes and one
hat, were all that Samuel "Williams
gave, his wife Lotta in a year, accord
ing to testimony of his wife in court
here today. She was granted an inter
locutory decree of divorce.
1 .j *'-: a
Mare Island Notes
[Special' Dispatch to The Call]
MARE ISI.AN'D, Oct. 17—The arrival of the
orders to 'place the modified Tickers KTstPm.
otherwise-kimwn a* the Norfolk syßtem of scien
tific stu>;> niantipement in effect at Mare Island
has finned a great amount of dlecuesiua among
' the different station officials.
* The m-w gystem will be put into effect by de
grees, hut, notwithstanding the many counter
arguments! by Commandant H. T. Mayo. V. S.
Hi, on his return from the east coast, where he
i< to attend the conference o< commandants next
Week will become the general manager and will
establish a central office.
The so called central office is the cause of
tmwt of the complaint by the heads of the differ
ent divisions and their assistants.
The order stated, however, when the centra'
office has been established that ttie manager will
arrange to have a single correspondence section.
a planning section, estimating section and ooe
drafting room.
■ The navy yard landed the army transport Sher
man job. according to word deceived at the local
naval station today from the army quartermas-
office in San Francisco. The Sherman Is to
come here on or about the 2."ith of this month to
be docked and receive some minor repairs.
Ensign 11. A. .Toerns. temporary commander of
the receiving ship Independence at Mare island,
appeared before a navai retiring board today.
Ensign Joern* is color blind and will be retired
from active service. •
The supplies and accounts department at tbr
! yard lias been requested to furnish three men to
dismantle the rndio* station at G<>at Island. The
work will require about three weeks, and the
apparatus, when taken down, will be brought
here and stored until wanted.
Junior Class of School Will Hold
Semiannual Ball This
OAKLAND, Oct IT.—The flret ■oclal
event of the term In the Oakland high
school will take place tomorrow even-
Ing, when the members of the Junior
class of the school will hold their
■emlannual dance in the gymnasium.
Three hundred Invitations have been
sent out and the function, which al
waye Is one of the banner affaire of
the school term, promises to outdo all
other serial affairs for the term.
Original ideas are bflng used in the
way of decorations and program. The
hall will be covered with greens and
potted plants and the natural decora
tions will be enhanced with the colors
of the class, brown and gold. The pro
grams will be In the class colors and
will be a novelty. Punch will be served
by an attendant as refreshments. The
music will be provided by an orchestra
of five pieces.
The arrangements for the dance are
in the hands of Orville Caldwell, chair
man; Alice Leigh. Alice Crellin. Char
lotte Cockroft, Wymond G-arthwalte.
Preston Snook and I.loyd Cobbledlck.
The patronesses will comprise the
mothers of the members of the com
mittee, together with Miss Claire Soule
of the school faculty. The following
are the officers of the Junior class:
President, Lloyd Cobbledick; vice
president. Margaret Bouvereaux; sec
retary, Charlotte Cockroft; treasurer,
Clifton Gordon; assistant treasurer,
Fannie Smith; sergeant at arms , , Or
ville Caldwell.
Efficiency Club Lectures Will
Begin Next Monday
OAKLAND, Oct. 17. —The Efficiency
club, a course of popular lectures for
young men, will begin at the Young
Men's Christian association on Monday
evening. The course contains a series
of lectures to be given e\ery Monday
evening, beginning October 21 and end
ing February 17, 1913. The courses
will be divided into two sections
graded, first year and second year,
and will be given together.
The first year course will be on the
general topic, "Life Problems." The
speakers will be Arthur I* Adams, W.
C. Barnard and Rev. George White, D.
P., pastor of the First Methodist
church. The second year course will
deal with "Marks of a Man." The lec
ture will be given by Rev. William
1 Read every word in this opinion. Re- \
I member it is not our statement, but the \ x j*
V deliberate opinion of a great scientist work- \ ¥I II
1 ing for perfection in beer., \ 1 '31 I I
f Pure beer is food and tonic. '\l\
I G. Beck (Bierbrauer, 1881, 'No. 8) \l
I "beer in light bottles deteriorates f I
I more quickly than beer in dark bot- 11
I ties when exposed to the direct sun- ill
I His tests were continued for three weeks it
I and proved that beer in light bottles had tj *J
I acquired a very disagreeable, nasty taste and *
1 flavor and was unfit for consumption.
I The Brown Bottle with Schlitz is not a Wfllffl jßmSk
1 fad. Its use is based on scientific principles. j^jLl^:^B^^^*i
I vention, every innovation that could : i|ffl|^^^
1 Schlitz is sent to you in Brown Bottles Rllii] MB ilßste^M"'
V to protect its purity from the brewery to iljl w| I ; |||||@^;-
That Made Milwaukee Famous
Miss Alice Leigh,
Of Oakland High
Dance Committee
Kceney Towner, pastor of the First
Baptist church.
At the close of the course, begin
ning December 2, a course in first aid
will be inaugurated. This class will
be instructed by C. F. Martin, physi
cal director of the Young Men's Chris- ,
tian association, and will last until
January 6, 1913. Beginning on Jan
uary 13 a course in sex hygiene will be
started, to finish the Efficiency club's
course. This course will be given by
Dr. A. S. Kelly.
Ga* Bill!* Reduced
And your gas service taken care of for
a small monthly' charge. Gas Con
sumers Association, phone Franklin
717. 467 O'Farrell street. —Advt.
Sixteenth Annual Session of
State Branch of Interna
tional Order Opens
OAKLAXD, Get, 17,—The Fixteenth
annual convention of the California
branch of the International Order of
King's Daughters and Sons was opened
today In the First Baptist church. The
convention will be concluded tomorrow
evening , . The session was opened with
an address by Rev. William Keeney
Towner, pastor of the First Baptist
church. The meeting w;is railed to or
der by State President Mrs. Matilda
Brown, and reports of the state offi
cials and from the various circles -were
In the afternoon, following , reports
from the credentials committee and
nominating committee, the annual elec
tion of officers was held, which re
sulted as follows:
State president. Mrs. Matilda Brown
of Oakland; assistant president, Mrs.
Ernest McCandlfnh of Alameda: record
ing secretary, Mrs. Mary Raymond of
Oakland; corresponding secretary. Mrs.
W. H. Lovejoy of Oakland: treasurer,
Mrs. Grant Miller of Oakland; execu
| tlve committee —Miss Pearl Klngsland
lof Oakland, Miss Hutchinson of Oak
land, Mabel I* Willlame of Berkeley,
Mr*. S. It. McPherson of San Franciaco,
Mrs. C. E. Borndon of Oakland, Mlrs
Emma J. Dorner of San Francisco. Mrs.
Fritz Wolf of San Francisco. Mrs. C.
C. Clay of Fruitvale was appointed
delegate to the national council and
Mrs. Lee of Berkeley was put in man
agement of the Silver Cross, the official
Tomorrow morning , the reports of the
committee on resolutions and the cir
cles will be held, and in the afternoon
there will be a round table conducted
by Mrs. Grant Miller. The afternoon
program will conclude with the in
stallation of the newly elected officers.
In the evening there will be an
organ recital by Mrs. E. H. Garthwaite
from 7:30 to 8 o"clock. Rev. Mr.
Towner will conduct a scriptural read
ing and praise service. The session
will conclude with an address by Rev.
C. L. Mears, pastor of the First Con
gregational church of Alameda.
robert j. McGregor
OAKLAND, Oct. 17. —Robert J. Mc-
Gregor is wanted in Seattle to claim
a small legacy left him nine years ago.
When last heard from he was in the
east bay region.

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