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Federation Women Favor Re=
strictions to Insure More
Robust Children
Recommendation Is to Be
Incorporated in Legislation
Platform of Body
RAIiENTO, Nov. 12.—At a pre
liminary conference in this city today
with reference to the legislative plat
form of the California Federation of
Women". Clubs, soon to meet in San
'Yancisoo. I tnittee on legisla
( n decided flf_t and all for a "'health
tifieate for marriage."
Mrs. George E. .was, state chairman
of legislation, presided over the con
ferem ■ . and the cons< nsus of opinion
was that it wa.- up to the women to
see t , hood of the coming gen
eration was better born than in this
-ition. The legislation platform
c federation will include the fol
■ nig siihj. cl mat ter*:
Health certificate for marriage; joint
lianship, community property,
compensation for mothers; maternity
homes; psychopethtc parole society;
minimum wage for women; -tate reg
tion of nurses; woman's building
• iv a injunction and
abatement act; training schools for
sing girls' majority to -I*.
ethical vocational; hygienic training in
public schools; tuberculin test for
ithers to support
timate children; to enforce the
laws for the protection of young chil
e women; uniform marriage
tee laws; conservation ot
womanhood childhood homtea, employ
ability and work impen
eace tnea i
Rev. J. J. Carroll, bishop of
Nueva Segovia. Philippine islands, re
signed his post, and today Archbishop
Prendergast appointed him rector of
St. Edward's Roman Catholic church,
<>ne of the largest ia Philadelphia.
of the
You Face
Every Day
Frat Man Drops From Sight
Week's Hunt Brings No Trail
L. E. Doan, Student From
Stockton, Strangely
>ov. ,>—-Starts tor Ills home in Stock- |
>ov. 7.—Sigma Chi fraternity alarmed!
when he doc- not return.
\«v. :»__K«H«» to appear „t the big
camr. and fraternity begin a aearch.
Nov. 10 Police notified and invest!- '
nation started.
>ov 12.—Search fail» to find miaalng
BERKELEY. Nov. 12.—Latimer E. |
Doan, a student at the University of
California, and a member of the Sigma
Chi fraternity, has dropped completely
from sight, and a search by the police
has failed to re-real any trace of his
movements since he boarded a College
avenue car a week ago today to take a
train from Oakland to his home In
Doan's difappearance has mystified
the campus, as his relatives in Stock
ton state that he did not arrive there,
and no plausible theory for his absence
has yet been offered. He was a quiet
student, not given to dissipation, and
his reputation at the university i 3 ex
What makes his disappearance more
remarkable is the fact that he did not
return to the intercollegiate Rugby
game with Stanford, which every sfu
dent and alumnus of either California
or Stanford attends if it lies within
his power. Doan had tickets for the
game, and his failure to appear was
the circumstance which led his frater
nity brothers to begin an investigation.
When h« boarded a streetcar for Oak
land that was the last his fraternity
hrothers saw of him, though it was re-
Parted to them "later that he had been
seen in Oakland.
Trace of him beyond this occasion
docs not exist When he failed to return
Thursday the Sigma Chi men became
curious, bit believed he had decided to
remain in Stockton a day or two more
before ret jrning to attend the game.
Every o:her member of the fraternity
had tickets to the game, and expected
to see Doan arrive on the bleachers at
any minute, but he did not appear. This
aroused them and they began a search.
Since Saturday the university campus
hag heard many rumors as to his
whereabouts, but none of them has
quieted the anxiety of his friends.
One puizling feature of the affair is
the disag-eement of many of the Sigma
Chi men over the question as to
whether Doan took a suitcase and
clothes with him. Some of them de
clare that he took some baggage when
he left th< new chapter house In College
avenue, " while others deny this. A
search of his room failed to shed any
light on this question.
The Sigma Chi members do not seem
Legal Contests in Many Counties
Are Taken Under Consid*
eration at Capital
SACRAMKNTO, Nov. 12.—Eight ap
peals were before the state supreme
court today, the court sitting en bane
at the capltol. Arguments were pre
sented and in the cases argued the
court took them under consideration,
ordering tl at they stand submitted.
Here are the appeals heard:
JJgrhtner Gold Mining company, ap
pellant, vs. James V. Coleman, Cala
veras county, involving a judgment of
$140,000 against the Lightner Mining
Henry J. Widemann vs. George Wen
iger, appellant, treasurer of Solano
county, to recover $4,875 held by the
appellant after it had been deposited
with him from the sale of property
under partition.
L. Huntley, appellant, vs. the board
of trustees of the city of Auburn, re
lating to an increase in valuation on
property in Auburn, Placer county,
owned by the appellant.
County of Sacramento vs. E. F. Pfund,
Sacramento. This i 8 the action in
which Pfund, county clerk, was or
dered by the district court of appeal
to pay back to the county $472.10,
money lie had held out from the sale
of hunting licenses.
Mrs. Minnie Baumann, et al., ap
pellant, vs. P, G. Kusian, et al., vs.
Lucie Ft»b_r, Tehama county. Thig is
an action in which the heirs to the
Fisher estate are fighting over the dis
tribution of the property.
Preacher Gives Odd Reason for
Quitting $1,000 Job
RIVERHEAD, N. T.. Nov. 12.—A min
ister can not face the high cost of liv
ing of the present day and "maintain
his honor," on a salary of f 1,000 a year,
according to Rev. Gilbert A, Shaw,
rector of Grace Episcopal church here,
who gives that reason for his resigna
tion. He accepted a call to a church
in Hazleton, Pa., where he will receive
a larger salary.
Latimer E. Doan, who disappears I
from university.
to know much about Doan's private
affairs. Some say that he is the son
of a Stockton business man: others
that he lives, when at home, with his
grandmother in Stockton.
Doan Reported in Reno
STOCKTON. Nov. 12.—C. E. Doan,
uncle of Latimer Emory Doan, the for
mer Stockton high school boy, who
mysteriously disappeared from Berkeley
last Tuesday, where he was attending
the university, stated tonight that the
young man had been found in Reno.
The hoys Stockton relatives were
loth to state anything concerning the
disappearance. Mrs. Doan attributed
his sudden departure to overstudy. It
was also stated, however, that young
Doan did not care to attend college any
longer and struck out for the Gerlach
cattle ranch in Nevada.
Gerlach is his grandfather. Mrs.
Doan said that she had heard from
friends of the young man that he wai
In Stockton last Thursday. Young
Doan was popular among the high
school students here.
Aeronaut Descends 500 Feet in
Parachute After Dynamit*
ing Great Gas Bag
[Special Dispatch io The Call]
NEW YORK, Nov. 12.—Upper River
side drive was treated to a thrilling
sight today when Frank R. Law, the
aeronaut, while ,"»,000 feet above the
Hudson, opposite Grant's tomb, blew
up his balloon with dynamite and
dropped safely in a parachute to the
Hudson river.
When the balloon reached the middle
of the river it. had risen 5,000 feet. There
were no river craft beneath him, so
Law coolly took a cigar he had been
smoking and lighted the fuses to two
dynamite bombs attached to the bal
loon by long cords. They exploded al
most at the same instant and a great
cloud of smoke enveloped Law and the
Suddenly Law, clinging to a half
opened parachute, shot downward
through the black cloud so swiftly that
the eye could scarcely follow him.
Within 1,500 feet from the surface
of the river the parachute opened
fully, checking the swift plunge, and
Law dropped gracefully to the surface.
The tug Libby, which had followed
the course of the gas bag, was at the
aeronaut's side almost as soon as he
touched the water. Law was laughing
when hauled aboard.
Democratic Candidate in State of
Washington Has Good Lead
SEATTLE, Nov. 12.—Ernest Lister's
lead for governor was increased 123
votes today when a recheck of the re
turns in Snohomish county was made.
Lister's plurality over Governor Ma
rlon E. Hay is now SS4.
The new figures for Snohomish county
reduced Hay's vote there from 3,789 to
3,669 and increased Lister's from 3,604
to 3,607.
The total vote for the state, with
17 precincts still unreported, is: Lister,
democrat, 96,159; Hay, renublican,
Superior Judge Lawlor Sits
al Fresco Behind Walls
Where Smallpox Rages
His Honor and Attendants Are
Sprayed With Formaldehyde
for Protection *
The dread yellow flag was struck
before the majesty of the law yester
day afternoon, when Superior Judge
William P. Eawlor opened court on the
lawn of the quarantine smallpox pre
cincts of the county Jail for the purpose
of arraigning for sentence four men
convicted of felonies. But scientifically
the majesty of the law was not su
preme, and it was necessary for the
judge and all attendants to be sprayed
with formaldehyde to guard against,
the escape of the germs of smallpox
from the gray prison walls.
The big, high, whitewashed gate of
the county jail opened wide, and for
the first time in the history of the in
stitution the grounds of the jail were
opened to the public at large, for the
statute provides that court must be
held free and open to the public so
that all may be free to come and go.
Unfortunately for the many prisoners,
they were not familiar with the
wording of the statutes, so none at
tempted to take advantage of the law's
inopportune liberty which yawned to
Four prisoners were due to sentence,
and the county jail being quarantined
they couldn't come to court. The law
says that If prisoners are not sen
tenced within five days after convic
tion they are free, so the court had to
go to the prisoners. Even the quaran
tine flag is not beyond the law. so it
had to be withdrawn and the temporary
protection of formaledhyde, adminis
tered to the judge, court attaches and
attorneys, had to act in lieu of quar
A little table and three chairs were
brought out and set in the garden just
within the jail's high walls. Judge
Lawlor sat at the table with hi
stenographer, Piatt B. Elderkin, on the
other side, and a penal code on the
table. Clerk J. J. Groom stood beside
the judge and Assistant District Attor
ney Edward A. Cunha stood behind the
judge. A motley group gathered In a
meager circle with uncovered heads.
The four prisoners were Ignacio Lopez
and Jose Charles, Mexicans, convicted
of grand larceny; Harold Webster, con
victed of burglary, and Tony MarcelU.
convicted of a violation of the white
slave law*.
The sun shown in the judge's eyes,
and he leaned over into the shadow of
the prisoners "'as he arraigned them.
He did not pass sentence on any of
them, but to gather time for the
proper enactment of the law granted
motions for hearing of probation so
that the cases could he continued until
the last week in December for hearing
and sentence.
In the party besides the judge,
stenographer, clerk and assistant dis
trict attorney were Bailiff J. A. Mc-
Queeney, Sheriff Frederick Eggerg and
his attorney, Thomas E. Curran, and
Attorneys James F. Sheehan, Eric G.
Scudder and Oscar Hudson, represent
ing the prisoners.
The unique session, first of its kind
ever held here under such conditions,
was watched with interest by a throng
of striped prisoners, who stood at a
But Trial of Case Almost Over
comes Magistrate
DENVER. Nov. 12.—"The case of
Max Newman vs. Max Newman will
now be heard,"' called Magistrate Clif
ford Mills yesterday.
Counsel for Max Newman, plaintiff,
and Max Newman, defendant, full
blood brothers, began In an effort to
enlighten the court on which one was
Max Newman and which was the other.
When the attorneys consumed an
hour explaining which "Max" was
which, the magistrate ordered that the
two Maxes be designated as "plaintiff"
and "defendant."
The magistrate decided for Max New
man, defendant, who sought to fore
close a mortgage held against Max
Newman, defendant.
The brothers had different names in
Russia, but when they came to Amer
ica each chose "Max," both refusing to
surrender their name even when im
plored by their attorneys, who sug
gested expediency in, litigation.
Accompanies War Secretary and I
Wife to Zone I
WASHINGTON. Nov. 12,—Miss Helen
Taft. daughter of the president, leaves
Washington this afternoon with Secre
tary of War and Mrs. Stimson for New
York, where tomorrow the party will
board a steamer of the United Proit
company and sail for Panama. It will
be Miss -Taft's first visit to the canal.
The president has announced that he
will not make the trip himaelf this
year. J
Body of Newsboy Identified
Car Victim Was Max Spitzer
Tried to Earn Money
With Which to Buy
School Books
The newsboy who was run over and
killed Monday evening in Third street, j
near Mission, by a Kentucky street car
was identified early yesterday morning I
as Max Spitzer, a pupil at the Adams I
school, by his father, Hugo Spitzer, a
water color artist employed in a
Kearny street photographic studjo. The
boy's father, formerly in comfortable
circumstances as an automobile dealer
in Seattle, but recently reduced through
misfortune, had given Max permission
last week to sell papers to get "pocket"
money, but the boy stated that he in
tended to buy all his own school books
and be as nearly self-supporting as
possible. Max turned over 60 cents to
his father Saturday night and in
formed him that he soon would have
enough for a fifth reader and a Ger
man grammar he needed.
The elder Spitzer works at the stu
dio from noon until midnight, and re
ceived no intimation of the tragedy,
which occurred at 7 o'clock, until he
returned home after the day's work.
His wife. Max" stepmother, told him
that the boy had not returned.
The ensuing search included the
emergency hospitals, as Spitzer was
confident that only disability prevented
the boy's return. From there the
quest led to the coroner's office, where
the father found the mangled body of
his child.
Spitzer, sitting in the sparsely fur
nished rooms at 108 Olive street, wished
it stated that the family was not des
titute. Besides the dead boy, who was
known favorably in the neighborhood
as a "hustler," the family includes a
bright little girl, Viola, and an Infant.
Workman's Carelessness Causes
$450,000 Damage to Plant
at Antioch
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
ANTIOCH, Nov. 12._ The Antioch
Paper mills, recently sold by the Cali
fornia Paper and Board mills to the
Paraffin Paint company, were totally
destroyed by fire that started at 1:30
o'clock this afternoon.
Oil used for cleaning rolls thrown
on hot rollers by the oiler in mill No.
5 caused the fire which entailed $450,
--000 damage. The offlce building and
electrical plant were saved. The tissue
paper department, the only one on the
coast, was burned with the new ma
chine, valued at $50,000.
The plant was working night and
day, employing more than 130 men.
The plant was well insured. A. J.
Dougall Jr., the manager, was unable
to estimate the exact loss.
The fire was started through the
carelessness of a workman. The heat
of the intense friction caused by the
motion of a huge paper roller Ignited
oil poured by him on part of the oper
ating machinery, and before the blaze
could be extinguished the flames spread
and enveloped the main building. None
of the employes was seriously injured,
although several sustained minor
The plant was the largest of Its
kind west of the Mississippi river, the
buildings covering 16 acres of land.
It is folly for a man who has a limited amount to spend for a
car and wants to get something good to think he does wisely to buy
a low-priced new automobile. Gears, shafts, axles and frames must
of necessity be of cheaper steel, more hastily finished and put to
gether; detail and refinement of both design and construction must
be sacrificed to price and quantity.
In a Rebuilt Locomobile you obtain that high quality of con
struction tjiat can not be duplicated in a new lower grade car. Same
guarantee as given with new cars.
Demonstration by Appointment
®^ Ihe locomobile
200 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco.
Max Spitzer, pupil at Adams
school and newsboy, who was
killed by an electric car.
J. C. Moran, Lost Three Months,
Located With Piute Band in
Southern Nevada
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. Nov. 12. —Word at last
has reached Washington that all is well
with John C. Moran, the lawyer, who
has been missing from his home for the
last three months and who, it was
feared, had been killed-in the treach
erous Moiapa valley, in southern Ne
vada, where he had been touring.
A telegram received from James
Ivers Jr. of Salt Lake City states that
the missing man has been located with
a wandering band of Piute Indians in
southern Nevada.
It was only a year or so ago that
Moran's closest friend, Richard Durkea,
well known singer, jumped overboard
in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, and
friends were beginning to link the two
cases together.
SEATTLE, Nov. 12.—"Nosey' - Wilson,
once an honor prisoner at the road
camp of the Nevada state prison and
the first man to break his word and
escape, started back to prison today
under arrest. Wilson was caught in
Vancouver, B. C, after a year of
liberty. He told the Nevada officer
he was sorry hfe broke his word.
PAGES 11 TO 18
Mrs. R. M. Hughes, Noted East
Bay Musician, is Severely
Injured by Comber
Vessel Completely Deluged by
Mountainous Sea Crossing
Humboldt Bar
OAKLAND. Nov. I..—Mrs. Robert M.
Hughes, one of the most prominent
musicians of the bay cities. »Is re
cuperating in her home. 701 Kingston
avenue, from the effects of an accident
aboard the steamer F. A. Kilburn Satur
day morning which nearly cost her life.
As the vessel was crossing Humboldt
bar on the return trip from Eureka a
big wave broke over the deck upon
which Mrs. Hughes was walking. She
was washed the length of the vessel,
bringing up against the promenade
railing near the stern. The wave sub
sided as Mrs. Hughes struck the rail
and left her half drowned. It was
considered miraculous that she was not
washed overboard, as the wave com
pletely deluged the vessel.
Mrs. Hughes was picked up by. of
ficers of the ship and removed to her
stateroom, where stimulants restored
her. She was considerably injured, the
most serious hurt being to her back,
which was wrenched in a painful man
ner. She also suffered several bruises.
After the vessel arrived In port Mrs.
Hughes was taken to her home, where
she will be forced to rest several
weeks. She is now under the care of
a physi-ian.
Mrs. Hughes had gone to Eureka to
appear in a concert with Mrs. Beatrice
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