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VOLUME (Will.—NO. 73.
Collector of the Port Throws
Down Gauntlet as Result
of the Controversy Over
Receipt of Merchandise
and Baggage From Ex
cursion Steamer Cleveland
United States Attorney Is
Asked to Determine Pro
priety of Bringing Of
fenses by State Employes
to Grand Jury's Attention
—Fears to Humiliate City
Frederick S. Stratton, collector of the
port, threw down the gatmtlet to John
J. Dwyer. president of the state board
of harbor commissioners, yesterday in a
communication addressed to United
States Attorney John L. McNab. in
which the collector asks for an imme
diate determination in the courts of the
question of jurisdiction between the
federal and state officers of the port.
The c-omplaint is an outcome of the
controversy over the receipt of mer
chandise and baggage from the steam
ship Cleveland and the challenged ad
mittance of designated persons within
the customs inclosure.
Stratum asks for advice ss to the
me&sure of his control tinder congres
sional acts, his power to use all force
at his command to control the observ
ance of the revenue laws, the punish
ment of offending officers of a state
hoard and the propriety of bringing
these violations to the cognisance of a
federal grand jury.
•m RISWIWJI vital," hi; iats
"It is far more than a wretched or
trivial question of authority," Stratton
says in the preamble of - i"fflmuni
cation; "it goes to the welfare of the
city's commerce."
tie also avers thai congress has the
power of legislation regulating
commerce and the state no authority, I
and goes on to say that he would have
been glad to have taken up the ques- j
tlon with President ' . -*t that his !
refusal to discuss the question with;
Deputy Surveyor Charles A. Stephens;
precludes further consideration except |
through the courts.
"This matter might not bm so im- |
P'Ttant now as an isolated instance," j
Mr. Stratton says, "but shortly San !
Francisco will he visited by new lines j
of steamships to an ever increasing j
degree, and all questions between the
i ustoms and the board of state harbor
commissioners ought to tie settled now
in some authoritative way."
"The collector in instances is directly
empowered by law to use force. All
i ustoms employes are by statute con
stituted officers of the law, and the col
lector may, in addition, call upon all
persons, military or otherwise, to com
pel obedience to revenue laws. Never
theless, the city of San Francisco would
be humbled and degraded should resort
be iiad to such procedure. It Is un
thinkable that the state or the city j
wishes such a condition to exist.'"
Commissioner Dywer said last even
ing that Collector Stratton and his as
sistants could use thew harves as they
please In excluding people, even officers
of the state harbor commission, but
that the state board would not counte
nance discrimination in the matter of
tradesmen or- holiness.
"So long as Stratum or his officers
.online themselves to customs duties.
there will be no interference on the
part of the state board of harbor cotu
missionere," Mr. Dwyer said. *'\\> found
that the collects* 1 permitted the Weils
Fargo company within the inclosure
and exclude,] the Globe Express com
pany. Stratton or Stephens was told
that either both express companies must
•■. admitted or both excluded.
< \!.t> THREAT RIDK I l,()l S
"As to the threat that lie would use
force or call upon the troops to have
his ruling observed, that is ridicnloua
The .-tale board of harbor commission
ers ate ever willing to recognize the
authority of the customs officers when
r they ate engaged in customs du
ties, and I take exclusion from tire in
closure to be contained within that
The controversy between Collector
Stratton and President Dwyer arose
en the Cleveland arrived from the
nirent January SI.
Collector Stratton proposed to and
did rope off a certain part of tire dock
where the baggage was to be exam
ined and no p- rsotis were admitted but
customs officials and the representa
tives of the transfer company that had
been designated by the agents for tiie
stes nuhlp.
President Dwyer claims, as represent
ative of the state that owns the water
front of the city, the right to say who
should pass through the lines and visit
I lie dock.
Collector Stratton, Is his letter,
charges President Dwyer with interfer
ing with the federal law and the au
thority of tire collector of customs.
SAN" LORENZO, Feb. 10.—The funeral
of Henry Stenzel, one of the wealthiest
fruit growers of this vicinity, was held
"today from the family residence. Sten
zel died several days ago at the Merritt
hospital, Oakland, following an opera
tion. The services this afternoon were
under the direction of Rev. Monroe
Drew. Interment was ln the San
Lorenzo cemetery.
BARR In this city, February 10, 19i:t. Walter
<;. Barr. devoted father at Mrs. T. <". lloff
taan ami Mrs. T. M. Dunn and Charles. Marie.
Helen and Wlllard Barr. a native of England.
RMaatea at the funeral ratten of Samuel
M< 1 Hflden & Co.. m7y Halidit street. Inter
Uicul private.
Hundred at Wedding
Miss Tisdale Is Bride
Mrs. William Paul Gardiner, formerly Miss Tisdale of Alameda.
Alameda Home Flower Strewn When Belle
Becomes Gardiner's Bride
ALAMEDA, Feb. 10.—More than 100;
friends were included in the invitation ■
of Dr. Charles L. Tisdale and Mrs.
Tisdale to witness the marriage of
their daughter, Miss Dorothy Tisdale.;
and "William Paul Gardiner of Los
Angeles tonight at the family resi- ,
dence. Rev. Kverett Couper. rector of
Christ Episcopal church, officiated.
Masses of daffodils against a back- i
ground of woodwardia and small ferns j
j were used in the decorative scheme, j
The bride was given away by- her
father. Her gown was a combination I
of ivory satin and brocaded velvet. The j
waist was of duchess lace. The Skirt,
finished in a long court train, was
fashioned on the draped model. The
veil was worn in cap effect and held
in place by sprays of orange blossoms, j
Lilies of the valley were carried in the
shower bouquet.
Miss Rutli Tisdale attended her sis
ter as maid of honor. Miss Marjorie ,
Emmons and Miss Llewellyn Jones of.
Santa Barbara serving as briedsmaid.s. I
Miss Tisdale wort a handsome gown [
of yellow brocaded satin elaborated in j
shadow lace. She carried an armful of
White roses. The bridesmaids were
similarly robed in pals yeiu>w char
meuse gowns with which they carried
gold baskets heaped with daffodils.
As best man, Ira Gardiner assisted
his brother. The \ishers were Stanley
Henshaw and Joseph Mather of Pasa- ,
Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner will establish j
their home in Los Angeles following* j
their honeymoon trip. The l.ride is one]
of the most popular giris of the local
smart set and has beep the inspiration i
for a round of social pleasures during j
her pronnptial days. Her marriage was,
the outcome of a tour of Yosemite val
ley a season or so ago. when she met j
Gardiner with a party of friends. Mr.
Gardiner has important interests in j
orange groves and manufacturing in j
Los Angeles.
Oakland Society tivents
OAKLAND. l-'eb. 10.—In honor ot
Miss Dorothy Deane and Mis* Priscilla '
Hall. Miss Junta Galpin will entertain
tomorrow afternoon at tea.
* * *
Mrs. George Kclfcear is planning to
go abroad early in tlie spring, joining
her daughter, Miss Elisabeth McNear,
on the continent. Mrs. McNear re
turned to California a year ago from a
tour of the world. Miss McNear remain
ing in England with relatives. Mr. and
Mrs. George McNear Jr. and Miss Eliza
| beth McNear are at present in Paris.
Mrs. William G. Henshaw will enter
lain at luncheon and bridge tomorrow
at the Oakland hotel, her guests num
bering the dozen matrons of one of the
season's card clubs.
* * *
Mr and Mrs. Willis K. Kelley are
closing their Piedmont home for sev
eral weeks, which they will spend in
southern California. They will remain
in Santa Barbara part of the time.
* * *
Miss Mary Downey entertained today
at bridge at her home in College ave
* * *
Miss Jessie Craig will open her
Piedmont home Tuesday of next week
to friends whom she will entertain at
bridge and tea.
* * *
Mrs. Dana Homer Mathes and her
mother, Mrs. Merrill, will entertain 40
matrons February 19. Bridge will be
rounded out by tea.
Alameda Activities
ALAMEDA, Feb. 10.—The engage
ment is announced of Miss Vefa K.
Kahn of this city and Edwin G. Nelson
of San Francisoo. The bride elect is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs Joseph B.
Kahn. Her father is the superintendent
of the municipal electricity department.
Nelson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Nelson of Crescent City, Del Norte
Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Daniel Sales are
rejoicing in the birth of a son. As Miss
Tomem Bruntsch, the mother of the new-
THE San Francisco CALL
comer was prominent in society in the
bay (ities The Sales-Uruntseh wed
ding, celebrated in Christ Episcopal
church last April, was an event in
social circles. Bales is" a Stanford man
and in his student day* trtl noted for
his athletic prowess, being one of the
best baseball pitchers in the history of
the university.
The engagement of Miss Stella
Koordt and Paul A. Dufour was made
known ~t a dinner last evening in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Eg
g- '••-*. Who were married last week. Mrs.
Eggers is a sister of the bride elect.
The dinner was held at the home of
Miss Koordt's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. F. Koordt, 2114 Central avenue. The
bride elect is a member of the Las
Amistades club. Dufour la an archi
tect. He is a member of California
council of the Young Mens institute
and of Alameda council, Knights of
Columbus. No date for the wedding
iias been chosen.
Suspected Marine Denies He
Was in Pleasanton at Time
or Is Man Wanted
OAKLAND, l-vii. 10.—The gram] jury
investigation of the Helen Johnson
"murder" and collateral matter was
resumed today; Another list of wit
nesses was submitted for snbpena. by
Attorney George F. Witter. those
wanted residing in Redding and San
Diego. Reports on attempt at eubpena
ing a preceding list furnished by Witter
WerS tli.it some had gone lo New York
and others clii i not be located. As
many aa possible will be called today
before the jury when it reconvenes
Indications'are that the grand jury
findings will explain the persistence of
the Johnson stow .is due to political
and, personal animus against Superior
Judge William 11. Donahue, former dis
trict attorney.
J. B. Markiey. a private detective,
whose activities have shaped the recent
manifestations, was called late today.
Saying he had been BWorn to keep
sec-rot lis testimony, he explained that
he had spent much money in ati attempt
to ravel the mystery and was only
moved by a desire to see just ire done.
Mrs. Maty Amador of Please irtun was
recalled. <>n leaving the grand jury
room she announced that Witter was
no longer her legal representative.
.Richard C, Kudge. the marine on the
cruiser California accused by Markiey,
was inspected for distinguishing scars,
said to mark the man, Klein, the real
Winslow murder suspect. Later he
was Called M '' Witness, denying that
he had ever been ai Pleasanton or
Sunol, where William Winslow was
murdered. Joe Mendoza. Mrs. Mary
Andrews. A C Garcia aod Lee Craves
of Pleasanton, who knew Klein, were
also examined, as were w. A. ,Mun
cp li. head of the Burns detective agency
at San Kranclsco, John J. Donovan and
Mrs. Flora MeGuire of San Francisco.
Berkeley Clerk Ytetlm of I'm Int; Aeei-
dent in Redondo Heaeh Tnnk
L<9S ANGKLF.S, Feh. 10.—William
Ward Britton of Berkeley, whose cloth
ing was found In the bathhouse at
Redondo Beach yesterday, was drowned
in the plunge at that place. His body
was found today when the big tank
was emptied. A gash over his eye
indicated that lio had struck the bot
tom of the tank while diving. Britton
waa ii Southern Pacific railroad clerk.
Montenegrins Capture Bar
danjoli Hill at Cost of 2,500
Men —Turks Lose
Defenders Battle With Fierce
Determination —Europe
Longs for Peace
LONDON, Feh. 10.—Severe fighting
has occurred in the attempt of the
Montenegrins to capture Scutari. The
Montenegrins are reported to have
taken Bardanjoli hill, one of the
strategical positions, but at a cost of
2.500 men killed or wounded. The
same dispatches place the Turkish loss
at 4.000 men.
Thousands of fresh troops have been
arriving at * Constantinople from Ana
tolia, and in the last few days several
troopships have departed, but their
destination has not been divulged.
There are signs that the porte real
izes the hopelessness of the situation
and is preparing the way to leave the
fate of Turkey in the hands of Eu
rope to obtain the best possible settle
Although it Is officially denied that
Hakki Pasha has been sent on a peace
mission to London, there is little doubt
here that that is his object.
Fought Hand to Hand
PODGORITZA, Feb. 10.—The infan
try on several occasions came into such
close quarters that hand to hand fight
ing was general along the litre.
Rardanjo! hill dominates Scutari
from the eastern side and the Monte
negrins at<- mounting siege guns on
the heights to bombard the principal
points of the city.
Fighting has gone on since early
J morning all around the city. The Turk
ish defenders are disputing the ground
] with fierce determination.
Heavy Loss Sustained
CETTIN.IE. Feb. 10.— This heavy
price paid by the victims and the de
fenders at Bardanjoli was made known
in messages received today from the
A Montenegrin attack on the heights
of Tarabosch, which dominate Scutari
;on the west, has been going on for
j three days. This onslaught is be
lieved te have been as sanguinary as
the engagement at Bardanjoli.
Turkish Army Routed
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. io.-~Th.e rout
of the Turkish army before Bulair on
Saturday is said here to have been
complete. The Turks are reported to
i have suffered enormous losses.
The field of* battle was littered with
flags, field guns, machine guns and
rifles left in flight by the panic stricken
Ottoman troops.
The Turkish dead and wounded were
, lying thickly everywhere. Twenty of
j fleers were killed.
The war office says:
"The number of men killed among
I the Bulgarians is not yet known, but
it appears to have been insignificant."
Will Confer Once More
PARIS, Feb. in.—The ambassadors
in London of the European powers
have decided on a second conference
to determine the division of the Otto
man debt between Turkey and the Bal
kan states and to settle other ques
tions arising out of the war.
Cruiser Is Cautious
PORT SAID, Feb. 10.—-The Turkish
cruiser Hamidieh. which evaded the
! Greek fleet in the Aegean sea some
weeks ago and passed through the
Suez canal, reappeared here today, hav
j Ing arrived from the Bed sea at mid
night. She proceeded immediately
j toward the Aegean sea with all lights
I out
Inspects in Skelton Ca*c Will lie l>!»
--mixsrd Fnllnwlna InqiieMl INest
\\ ednesday
OAKLAND, Feb. m. Inspectors St.
Clalr Hodgkins ami Thomas Wood suc
ceeded iii throwing more light today on
the death of William S. Skelton, who
was found hanging from a beam in his
room at 11*12 Canning street last Sat
urday morning. Captain of Inspectors
L. F. Agnevv believes Skelton committed
suicide, and John Gilbert Bell and
Mamie l-'lynn. who are in custody, will
probably be released after the Inquest
Hodgkins and Wood found today that
tbe money received hy Skelton on a
tnoi ttrage was deposited in the Twenty
third Avenue bank. Skelton drew $100
the day before his death and $340 Is
still on deposit, leaving but $60 of the
original sum of $500 to account for.
With tbe finding of the. money, the
murder theory is believed to have been
BERKJSLEY, Feb. 10.—Senator Arthur
H. Breed. Assemblyman George (Jelder
and Speaker C. C. Young will discuss
hills pending before the current legis
lative session at a tea to be given at
the Shattuck hotel Wednesday after-'
noon by Berkeley center of the Califor
nia Civic league. Mrs. C. U Parker and
Mrs. Anna Moore are making arrange
ments. Mrs. J. B. Hume is president of
the --enter.
\E\V f 46,000 SCHOOL
MISSION SAN .IOSF, Feh. 10.—This j
city will have a new $1(5,000 school
building in the near future in accord
ance with the successful bond election
recently held. Out of 96 votes cast
only one was registered against the
project. Work will begin soon and the
building will ho erected near the site
of the present building. The campaign
for bonds was made by the Chamber of
Commerce, Henry Lachman, M. Telles.
William Rose and Dr. T. A. Nichols
hcing active.
fafo Owner tinder Arre*t—Constan
tino Notis. a cafe proprietor of Coney
Island. Contra Costa county, was
brought to San Francisco yesterday by
Immigration Inspector D. J. Griffith's
and bonked at the city prison. Notis,
it is alleged, is the keeper of a dis
orderly house and is liable to depor
New officers of Court Hayward.
Mrs. Jasmin Is Grand Regent
and Miss Silva Sec
HAYWARD, Feb. 10.—New officers of
Court Hayward No. 192, Daughters of
Isabella, were Installed tonight in the
Bank of Hayward hall. Mrs. John H.
Mellon, grand regent of Court Cali
fornia. Oakland, presided. The officers
were as follows:
Grand regent, Mrs. C. E. Jasmin; vice
regent, Miss Mary McKeever: monitor,
Miss Isabel Cullie; lecturer, Miss Gene
vieve McKeever; historian, Mrs. Caro
lyn Kelly; financial secretary, Miss
Elizabeth Silva; treasurer, Mrs. Emma
Pereria; banner bearer, Mrs. Amelia
Andrade; first guide. Mrs. Rose Peters;
second guide. Miss Julia Silva; sentinel.
Miss-Mary Mitchell; pianist, Miss Ruth
Silva; prophetess, Mrs. Marguerite
Massa: trustees, Mrs. Mollie Alameda,
Miss Mary Vargas, Mrs. Isabel Oliver.
Mrs. Rose Smith and Mtss Mary Colt;
chaplain, Rev. James Viladomat.
OAKLAND, Feb. 10.—-A St. Valen
tine's party will be held by the senior
leaders' corps of the. Young Men's
Christian association Friday, when a
program of music and athletic stunts
will be given by members. The affair
will be held in the gymnasium. A
Dutch monologue will open the pro
gram. Acrobatics and gymnastics will
be demonstrated by C. F. Martin, the
physical director, assisted by H. La
mont and leaders. Others on the pro
gram for music, dancing and athletics
are J. Lheureux, Robert Howden. H. P.
Smith, Miss Ruth Stanley, Harvey
Brown. EC Nielsen and H. Perry.
Liven Up Your Home /£tocS\
Every home will be made Happy with one of
these wonderful and beautiful instruments. It
H|3 Hh(D makes the home attractive to the young folks,
Hfflffi mm fflffl amuses the children, and entertains and livens up
Hill Prices should not deter you from owning a
ffPJlftllll HI Im~ Victrola, for they range from $200 to $1 5. Our
Hm' eag y p a y men t terms make it possible to own a
I Victrola. A few dollars today and future pay-
II ments which are hardly noticeable. You can
This s the $ 100 Victrola . yyr\i in \r 1 • 1 _v/i .
in mahogany or oak. enioy YUUK Victrola tonight. Why not?
We sell any Victrola on J J o j
very easy terms.
Sherman pay & Co.
Kearny and Sutter Streets, San Francisco
Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland
Railroad Man Says She Mar
ried Wrong Member of
Gets Decree When He
Swears She Retains Affec
tion for Kinsman
OAKLAND, Feb. 10.—Marrying one
brother when she loved the other was
the secret of a short lived honeymoon
between Lucile Hunt and Arthur P.
Hunt, according to Hunt's testimony
in a suit for divorce today. They were
married in San Francisco In August.
1911, and at once he had to depart
for "Willlts, where he was in charge
of railway construction work. Mrs.
Hunt said she did not like the place
and left town the next day, her hus
band explained. Subsequently Hunt
learned that his wife had been engaged
to his brother and still retained her
affection for him.
The husband said he never had an
explanation of her reason for marry
ing him. He was given an interlocu
tory decree of divorce for desertion.
Harry Prescott was given a decree
from Kate Prescott by Judge Harris
after relating the circumstances of his
killing Kalph Thompson. Tried twice
on a murder charge. Prescott was
finally acquitted.
He explained that he returned sud
denly to town after being absent some
time and saw his wife enter their home
with Thompson. When Thompson
made arrangements to remain over
night, Prescott testified that he ac
costed the man and then killed him
with a single shot. Mrs. Prescott was
said to have confessed to her husband
that she had violated her marriage
vows and no longer loved him.
Superior Judge Brown Is hearing
Marcianna Wavcner's suit for divorce
against Edward Wagner, a florist liv
ing in San Leandro. They were mar
ried a few weeks when Mrs. Wagner
said she was forced to leave him in
fear of violence. She testified that
he called her names and threatened
her with a revolver. Wagner denies
the charges.
William Weeks, an actor, earned $50
a week, but seldom gave his wife,
Blanche Weeks, more than $2 and she
had to go to work to support herself,
Mrs. Weeks testified. Judge Harris
issued an Interlocutory decree to Mrs.
Weeks for neglect.
Mary Medeiros obtained a decree from
Joseph Medeiros, saying he would not
work and support her.

Bill Ralner Held —William Francis,
charged with raising $1 silver certifi
cates, was held to answer yesterday
by United States Commissioner Francis
Km 11. Information was received that
J. M. Monaghan and John A. Larsen
were recently arrested in Portland,
Ore., for raising silver certificates.
Larsen Is wanted here.
c/elegancejocated in
New\orks social centre
Easily accessible to
tlieatre and snoppincL
Dynamiter Tells of Alleged
Efforts to Induce Him to
Talk With Attorney
Five Thousand Dollars Of
fered for Single Audience,
He Says
LOS ANGELES. Feb. 10.—Ortle Mc-
Manigal. the dynamiter, whose last ap
! pearance outside of Jail bars was when
he was produced as a witness against
two score of labor leaders In the dyna
mite conspiracy trial at Indianapolis,
took the stand today for the prosecu
tion ln the trial of Clarence S. Darrow
for alleged jury bribery. He was the
first witness thus far who did not tes
tify at the first trial of the former
chief counsel of the McNamaras.
McManigal was on the stand for an
hour, less than half of whtcn was de
voted to his direct examination by As
sistant District Attorney Ford. His
testimony related to the alleged general
conspiracy to defeat the ends of Justice
in liberating the M'-Namaras, rather
than the main Issue in the case.
The confessed dynamiter told of vis
its to him soon after his incarceration
here by his wife and George Behm. his
uncle, both of whom, he said, tried to
persuade him to give Darrow an inter
Mrs. McManigal, he said, told him
that Darrow would get him out on
bail and would procure him a good po
sition ln Chicago if he would repudiate
the confession he had made to detect
tlves. He finally told her, he testified,
that he would see Darrow. but later he
ordered the Jailer not. to admit any •iff
except representatives of th<-> district
attorney's office.
He told his uncle, he said, that I p
would stand by his confession despite
his uncle's promise that Darrow would
free him.
"My uncle said the people would not
stand for the kidnaping of the Mi-
Xamaras," said the witness, '"and I
asked him if they were going to stand
for the dynamiting. He said that was
all stopped and I told him it was ended
because the leaders ol it were in jail."
McManigal said that he did not want
to talk to Darrow "because I was
afraid I would commit myself in some
way which would result in the McNa
maras going free and me being BUkds
the goat."
On one of his visits Behm said that
Darrow would give him $5,000 for I
chance to talk with him, MeManfga!
The examination by Darrow « -•
brief and resulted in the development
of no new facts.

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