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HA 7" square miles
-£"*- of safe anchorage,
with depths 18 to
c>o feet at low tide.
New York Finance Master,
Asked to Name Transac
tions and Promotions
With List of Joint Ac
:ounts of Big Concern,
Puts It Up to Directors
Hearing Is Halted While
Baker, Whose Institution
Earned 18,000 Per Cent,
Sees Lawyers ■— Money
Trust Investigators to Get
Information Wednesday
{Special Dispatch to Th# Cell)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.—There was
one frantic and suggestive incident in
the investigation Into the money and
credit trust before the Pujo committee
Chairman Baker of the First National
bank, New York, was again on the
The significant moment came when
Samuel Untermyer leaned forward and,
looking Mr. Baker in the face, asked
him to produce a record of all the pro
motions and transactions of the First
National bank with a list of names of
those with whom the bank acted in
joint account.
A-β Mr. Baker yesterday showed that
In 88 years the First National bank had
earned profits amounting to more than
18.000 per cent of its original capital
stock and that it had organized a se
curity company through which It might
take care of transactions which the law
forbade the bank iteelf to undertake,
it will be seen that Untermyer actually
demanded the opening of the door that
would reveal to this country just how
far this bank was engaged directly or
ndirectly in a system through which
it Is said that a combination of bank
powers had organized In Wall street.
Baker's face flushed darkly. Hβ
wrinkled his brow, contracted his eye
lids, shifted uneasily in his chair,
twisted his eyeglasses slowly, looked
with a rapid side glance at his counsel
and his son, who were watching him
•with intense Interest, and then an
nounced that he had been advised by
his counsel that the committee had no
power to compel him to give the names
of the persons or corporations who
had such promotions and syndicate
transactions in Joint account with his
Untermyer's small finger became
tense. He demanded to know whether
Baker thought that such transactions
by a national bank should be kept
secret, and whether he thought It was
not in the power of congress to get at ,
such facts.
He asked whether Baker actually
refused to give these facts to the com
mittee. Baker clenched and unclenched
his hands, moved restlessly and pro
tested that he wanted to help the com
mittee, but felt that it had, no right to
ask for such Information, and further,
that he had no right as head of the
First National bank to give It.
The supreme psychological point had
been reached. Untermyer looked tri
umphant. He suggested that Baker
might like to consult with his counsel.
The banker at once swung around
In his chair and joined beads/ with
Senator Spooner and his son. The con
versation was In whisper, but there
. was much nodding and shaking of
t ads.
The issue had been Joined on the
very threshold of the secrets of the
great national banking system. Baker
had either to answer or be put in the
position of defying congress.
The spectators began to feel that
something important had happened
and leaned forward with new interest.
Presently Spooner left the excitedly
whispering group and entered into a
confidential talk with Untermyer,
while Baker listened to what looked
like an argument pressed on him by
1 is keen faced son.
In the end it was agreed that Eakor'
should be allowed to confer with his
lawyers when tho recess came and then
the committee know whether he
vould give the information demanded.
Alter the recess conferem ■<• Baker
t-<ld the committee his counsel thought
tlie committee had no right to ask such
a question, but if Hie committee in
■ d "absolutely" be would lay it be
fui- th« I'Ohj-iJ of directors of his bank
nexi Ti Mrtlwy and turn the result over
It was finally understood that tlie
directors of the First National and the
li: v would give the
• ;i account of. 'promotion
nn<J .-•;■ n«-li< a to" "iterations for tlie last
i.-!i years i>f both 'inrik and security
I rations under $500,00(1
(were to be excluded. The nam<
jointly Interested arc to be glfen.
l'.aker admitted that of th<* Jioo.ooo.-
I of deposits in th« Ftret National
Continued «n Page 2, Column 7
"The People's Newspaper"
Quarry Hand Seeks Shelter From
Storm and Sleel Makes Escape
From Refuge Impossible
ST. IX)UIP. Jan. 10.—James Meyer, a
quarry worker, was , recovered today
from a cave on the Alton Illinois bluffs,
Where he had been imprisoned since
Saturday niglit by a sleet storm and the
ice. Hβ was taken to the St. Clair
county farm Jn a serious condition.
Members of a train crew heard cries
from the cave, which Is about 7r> fort
up the side of the bluff, and notified
the Alton police.
A policeman, two, locomotive firemen
and a young athlete volunteered, and
climbed the. icy face of the bluff. They
took Meyers from the cave and lowered
him to the ground.
If is , believed the man was caught
in t!ie cave by the sleet storm early
Sunday and feared to climb down the
icy bluff. When Aie was found he was
lying: on tho rock floor with no cover
ing but a worn overcoat. A small fire
was burning near by, but his last
scrap of fuel had gone to feed it.
Eva Jam**, Who Shot Herself, Refuses
to Stay at Infirntary
vAE&HEDA. Jan. 10.—Mrs. Eva James,
"the girl wife of Sydney Jame?, who
shot herself through the left breast
Sunday, following trouble with her 44
year old husband,because she refused to
stay at the county infirmary, where she
was taken for treatment, but returned
to her home here, has been taken into
custody by the county probation officer.
The girl has been on probation eince
her elopement and marriage several
months ago. She will be detained at
the county receiving hospital in Oak
land until her case is disposed of in the
Juvenile court.
Two I,os Angeles Lads Admit Taking
and Breaking lp for. Junk
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10.—The mys
terious disappearance recently of 31
automobiles was explained today by the
arrest of two young chauffeurs. George
Nelson and Edward Frame. 17 and 18
years old, respectively. The boys con
fessed that for two months they had
made a practice of stealing automo
biles and. after dismantling them, sell
ing the tires and other parts to junk
dealers. They said they received only
8 cents a pound for the tires and 15
cents a pound for the inner tubes.
Lackananna Engineer's "Good Time' ,
Paid for In Forty Lives
ALBANY, N. T., Jan. 10.—Engineer i
William H. Schroeder had been drink
ing the night before and had slept less
than three hours, hence the wreck on
the Delaware, Lackawanna and West
tern railroad at Corning, N. T., last
Independence day, in which 40 persons
lost their lives and 75 others were in
jured. The state public service com
mission so declared today. The en
gineer was indicted for manslaughter,
but never brought to trial, the indict
ment being dismissed.
Hearing of Famous Action Concluded at
Los Angeles; Cane Resuraril
in City Monday
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10.—With the
testimony of J. 11. Storke, who drilled
the Scottish well in the Elk hills. At
torney Charles R. Lewers concluded the
hearing of the famous $10,000,000 Elk
Hills oil land suit in this city and the
hearing was adjourned to San Fran
cisco, where it will be resumed Monday.
Attorney Says Syndicate Is Behind Mrs.
William Guggenheim
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
CHICAGO, Jan. 10.—A Wall street
syndicate Is backing Mrs. Grace Gug
genheim in her fight against her former
husband, William Guggenheim, accord
ing to Attorney aJcob Newman, whose
flrra represents Guggenheim. The law
yer refused to make public the names
of the men in the syndicate.
Chinese Authorities Execute Thirty-
nine Victims of Disease
SHANGHAI, Jan. 10. — Thirty-nine
lepers recently were put to death by
order of tire provincial authorities oJ
Nannink, province of Kwangsi. The
sufferers were shot and their bodies
burned in a trench. These advices were
received in Shanghai today in letters
from a mission at Nnning.
Senator's Wife Heads Posne Which
Finds Burglar I nder Bed
RENO, Xev.. Jan. 30.—Heading a
searching party looking through her
palatial residence for a burglar, Mrs.
George S. Nixon, "widow of Senator
Nixon of Nevada, last night discovered
the intruder under a bed in her room.
A butler tackled the man and held
him untii the police arrived.
(8o««faJ Dispat'-h to The Call.)
QUIXey, 111.. Jan. 10.—Miss Ella
Ewing, S feet 4 inches in height and
known M the taliost woman in the
world, is dead. She owned a magnifi
cent country home with all the furni
ture built in proportion, to her size.
Wife of Lieutenant Burleson
of Fort Myer Will Be the
Commander of "Cavalry
Women" in Demonstra
tion in Washington, D. C,
on Afternoon of March 3
Advisory Committee, Head
ed by Senator and Mrs. La
Follette, Includes Works
and Kahn of California
and Many Other Active
Leaders in National Life
j (Sptctsl DiupaMi t» The Cnlii
I WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.—Society
women on horseback will head the pa
jgeant of suffragettes along Pennsyl-:
1 vania avenue on the afternoon of March
3, the leader of the "cavalry women" to
hp Mrs. Burleson, wife of Lieutenant
Richard Burleson of Fort Myer.
The squadron will be picked from
among: the society women riders of
Washington, although it is possible that
other cities will be represented.
Mrs. Burleson. who practically will
be marshal of the parade, is an attrac
tive young woman and a familiar figure |
along the bridle paths in this vicinity.
She is an excellent horsewoman and has!
ideas about things military.
rj\rnors xikce to ridk
Among the women who already have
announced their intention of riding are
Mis? Julia Goldsboro. Mrs. Churchill
Candee, Mrs. Glenn A. Sinnin. Mrs.
Charlotte Weikert and Mr*. Mary Mor
gan, (he latter a niece of Gifford PJn-
Chot. It is expected that the squadron
of "cavalry women" will Include more
than 50.
Much" 1 interest has been aroused over
the big pageant, which will be under
the auspices of the National Woman's
Suffrage association. The promoters
plan to have about 2.-WO women in line
and to have every state in the union
represented. The Woman's Suffrage
union of New York, the Woman's Suf
frage society of Connecticut and similar
organizations already have given assur
ance that they will have delegations in
the parade.
Plans are to divide the pageant into
sections. A "home makers' section"
was today with Mrs. Moore,
wife of Commodore W. S. Moore, as
chairman, and Mrs. Knox, wife of the
secretary of stafp, as vice chairman.
Invitations will be sent all over the
country asking women to participate in
this feature of the demonstration.
Some of the prominent sections and
their respective chairmen are as fol
Actors, Mrs. Cells. La Follette: artists,
Mrs. Irving Moller; Australian women.
Mrs. Leslie Street; college women. Miss
Klsl" Hill; lawyers, Mrs. Ellen Spencer
Mussey (chairman),' Miss Gertrude
Leonard fvlee chairman); women's
cliibj». Mrs. p. t. Dubois; working
women. Miss Bliss Finley.
The advisory committee, which is
headod by Senatr> r and Mrs. La Follrtte.
Include* the following;
Senator and Mr«. Sutherland of
Utah, Senator ami Mrs. Bourne of Or«
--pori. Senator and Mrs. Galiinger of
N>-v Hampshire. Senator and Mrs.
Townaend of Michigan, Senator and
Mrs. Polndexter of Washington, Sena
tor and Mrs. Chamberlain of Oregon,
Senator Joseph l>. Bristow of Kansas,
senator <harles Curtis of Kansas. Sen
ator Kenyon of lowa, Senator Works
of California, Mrs. Stone of Illinois,
Mrs. Kent of California, Admiral and
Mrs. Walnwright, Commodore and Mrs.
W. S. Moore, General and Mrs. Anson
Mills, Colonel and Mrs. Selden Day,
Mrs. Gillett Hill, Mrs. P. B. Claxton.
Mrs. F. T. Dubois, Mrs. Thomas L.
Mac Donald. Mr. and Mrs. John Willkle,
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kahn. Rev. and
Mrs. U. G. Pierce, Mrs. Janet Richards,
Mrs. Eugene Carr, Mrs. Robeft Baker,
Mrs. Clark E. Carr of New Mexico,
Mrs. Ryan Devoreaux, Colonel and
Mrs. H. F. Blount, Mrs. Lyjnan B.
Swormstedt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B.
MacFarland, Dr. and Mrs. Harvey
Wiley, Mrs. Carl Crantoft and Mrs.
Theodore Noyee.
There's a Young; Widow In Chicago
Who Wants One of You
If there's a "good, moral' , bachelor
left in San Francisco still in search of
a wife he may take hope again.
Mrs. V. Dlckson, whose address is
"general delivery, Chicago, 111," which
is a trifle indefinite if a gentleman
were going to rail, is a widow 2* years
old in search of husband Xo. 2. She
made her wants known in a modest
request received yesterday by Post
master Fisk. "To the postmaster of
San Francisco," she writes, "Dear sir.
T am a widow, 24 years old. and would
like you to help me get a good, moral
hiipband. Xo objections to a middle
aged man. I am employed v a teacher."
$1,650,000 FOR
After Conference With Mur
ray and Kahn, Secretary of
War Decides to Request
Congress for New Bar
racks, Stables and Depot
at San Francisco Post
Barns to Be Removed to
Make Way for Federal
Building at Exposition—
Extensive Plans to "Dress
Up" Reservation for 1915
Are Included in Program
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.—At a con
ference today Secretary of War Stlm
son, Major General Arthur Murray and
Representative Kahn discussed plans
which will probably result In the ex
pending of $1,560,000 for new barracks,
quartermaster's department and stables
Jat tiip Pre&idio at San Francisco.
Dmrtng the conference it developed
that in accordance with the new policy
of concentration of troops at the large
center?; it is planned to transfer the
cavalry now at the Presidio to Mon
terey and in their place maintain«three
regiments of infantry. To provide for
Mrs. Dorothy Morgan Cutler Slingsb}), wife of Lieutenant Charles H. R. Slingsb]} of Victoria, B. C, with the sub
stituted infant, and a photograph of the altered record of birth certificate at the local office of the board of health.
this change and to make room for the
government exhibit building at the
Pacific r.Nposltion and to place
the Presidio in first class
condition for exposition visitors. S*C
retary Stimpon will send to congress
in a few days supplementary estimates
of money needed by the department.
The estimates -will total $1,660,000
divided as follows:
For removing the Presidio stables
from their present site and construc
tion of new stable buildings. $500,000;
for constructing a seven story quar
termaster's department at Fort Mason.
$400,000; for the construction of citadel
barracks near the Presidio entrance,
The removal of the stables Is neces
sary to make room for the government
exhibit building at the exposition. The
present stables are old and unsightly
and the department haa been contem
plating the building of new stables for
some time. The opportunity of work
ing in conjunction with the exposition
plans is welcomed by the army of
The exposition territory also takes
up the space occupied by the quarter
master's store near the Fort Mason
docks. It is planned to construct a
much more adequate quartermaster's
depot than the present one, and at the
same time make way for the exposi
The new barracks at the Presidio en
trance are designed for the accommo
dation of a complete regiment. They
will be of the latest design with refer
ence to comfort and sanitation and will,
with the other improvements planned,
bring all the Presidio buildings up to
vniJKA, Jan. 10.—Samuel Gardner,
former supervisor of Siskiyou county,
who disappeared January J after cash
ing a check for $S."», has not been heard
from since. Relatives are trying to
trace ■ him.
"An Independent Newspaper"
Aid to Crime Tells of Babe's Purchase
Oakland Hostess Is Injured
Carrying 86 Year Old
Patient From Pyre
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
OAKLAND. Jan. 10.—Mrs. Caroline
Hynes, 86 years old, was burned to
death at 7 o'clock tonight In the
home of Mrs. Emma Swafn, 805 East
Eighteenth street, and Mrs. Swain was
painfully Injured about the hands and
face In rescuing the aged woman.
Mrs. Hynes, who is an invalid, was
in bed with an oil lamp burning be
side her on the floor. In attempting
to adjust the wick of the lamp she
overturned it, setting the bed on fire.
Her cries attracted the attention of
Mrs. Swain and she rushed in to find
the bed a mass of flames and Mr.<=.
Hynes unable to extricate herself. Mrs.
Swain dragged the woman from the
blazing bed clothes and wrapped her
in a rug. extinguishing the flames.
The police removed Mrs. Hynes to
the receiving hospital, where she was
given treatment by Dr. George c.
Reinle and Dr. W. H. Irwin.
Sixty ChnriiM Glrla All Demand Rub
ber* of Diminutive Size
(B{*ti*l Dispatch to The Call;
CHICAGO, Jan 10.—Sixty chorus
girls figured in a real life presentation
of Cinderella at a Madison street shoe
Btor*». A wholesale purchase of No.
2 size rubbers was made on the order
of the management of a local theater
©wine to icy pavement*.
Capitalist, Leaving Note Re
ferring to "Laura/ , Kills
Self in Hotel
(Spwfal Dispatch to The Call)
CHICAGO. Jan. 10.—Tired of life, dis
appointed in love and apparently will
ing to sacrifice himself for another or
others. Ernest Bodenheim. a German
diplomat and capitalist, drank a mix
ture of poison and then fired a bullet
into his brain in his suite at the
Blackstone hotel today.
The suicide, who was the French
vice consul at Cassel, Germany, was
found dead in a chair drawn up to a
desk where he had written four let
ters, two of them in German and the
others in English.
He was ciad in his pajamas. A small
automatic pistol was clasped in one
hand and a stump of a cigarette in the I
other. ,
In one of the letters he mentioned j
the name of a woman, referred to as j
"I>awra," adding that Herman Katz, a
Memphis, Term., business acquaintance,
"knows of my love affair."
At the inquest Katz denied knowl
edge of the suicide's love affair and
asserted that the diplomat's ill health
was responsible for his act.
"He suffered from nervousness and
insomnia for years and often threat-
I ened bis life," Katz said.
The victim apologized for hie art |
:and sought to explain bis deed to his!
J friends, urging one of them to super
] intend his funeral and send his be- i
i longings to his home in Germany.
The suicide is the first that has oc- j
curred in the fashionable Elackitone. I
Pair; heavy light north wind.
Er-TTBItt.T lady rtestree position in light house
work; wages'sls to <2O: good referencp*. Ad-
TWO CHAIR shop, 1 steady: 3 ewll llTlng
rooms; >.->h«>ap rent: lease over fair; price $^00.
Friend of Retired English
Naval Officer's Wife in
Statement to District At
torney Asserts She Burned
Dead Child in Stove at
Home and Doctor Was
Paid $50 to Supply Child
of Lillian Anderson—Heir
Got by Advertisement
Detectives Hounded Her for
Last Two Years, She Says
—Advised False Mother to
Confess Everything and
Halt Scandal Inquiry —-
Witnesses Are Subpenaed
and Ferrari Will Hold the
First Examination Today
—Extradition Is Expected
A sordid story of the purchase and
substitution, in 1910. of a wronged girl's
two day old infant as her own, f ■
burning of the body of her child, trbfch
had been stillborn and the conceal
ment of the whole transaction from her
husband by Mrs. Dorothy Morgan Cutler
Plingsby, was told last night by Mrs.
O. H. Blain of 1522 McAllister street,
•who assisted in the crime.
The maze of theories in which the
Slingsby case has been hitherto con
cealed was eliminated, and by state
ment of Mrs. Blain the entire history ot
the transaction lies unshielded by an>
feminine or even human sentiment.
The only touch of maternal feelin?
in the history of the transaction con
cerns futile appeals of the child's reai
mother to be told at least where trie
child had been taken, and of these ceas
ing after the first two months, with tli»
young girl swallowed up in a Mty's
darker side, unidentified, where her pa.«r
Is not known, and at most would not
be cared about.
Money casts its reflection at the ha.«<»
tof the crime, although the motive , :,
indicated by what so far has Tippii
brought to light, are twofold—first, th»
desire for an heir to share the $1,000,
--000 estate of her husband's father in
England, who was near death's door,
and, second, the revulsion of a 48 year-
Aid woman going hark to her husband
ohlldlpss after coming to San Francis™
from Victoria to gain the best possible
medical care to bring an heir Into th«
world. Her husband Is Lieutenant
Charles Henry Raymond Slingsby. R. N.
(retired), son of the late Rev. Charles
Slingsby of Yorkshire, England.
The transaction was brought par
tially to light some time ago when th«
mists surrounding the facts of the case
were parted enough for the state board
of health to order the cancellation of
the false birth certificate In San Fran
cisco records by which the child was
accredited to Mrs. Slingsby, and the
filing of a true record in which the
names of the illegitimate child's par
ents were given.
The details revealed now are the re
sult of an investigation initiated by
District Attorney Fickert. Assistant
District Attorney Ferrari has subpe
naed six witnesses to appear this after
noon at his office in the hall of justice
Sacramento Valley
Early Orange Belt
3.600 acres. f16.66 per acre. Perfect for
oranges, lemon*, figs, olives, deciduous fruits
RUd tokay jcrap«'«i. Plenty of water for Ir
rigation by gravity at lte per leek: •'; miles
from good railroad town: red gravel loam:
Ulglitlv rolling. Oranges from nearby gnrvM
marketed every your hy Dec. 13; never m loss
from frost or freeziug. Big profit tn »ob
dlTlding. ____________
Alfalfa and Bean Land
4700 Acres, $25 Per Acre
AH lerel. deep, strong soil: nenr oleftri' ,
railway: plow u> Solaoo Irrisated Farms
Co. Big development. Fart overflow from
nack water. V. S. (Joy. work will rei-lalm.
("an be made to produce MO.OOO l"' r ynr
now. Suhdivided would s«>H for $l-V>, $■_•(«
per acre: pl»nfv water tor Irrigation.
Other large holdiugs at Wholei-ale Prices.
Harrigan, Weidenmuller Co.
Agems Lnd*>r Contract,
i 545 Montgomery Street, *• F. ,

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