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jtfpfetet Temperature Yesterday, "1.: LowestiWedces
day Sight, 54; For details' of the Weather See Page 11.
Money in Bank
The individual deposits in ■, 548 state:. banks in ;.
California on June 30 were $561,921,694, an >
NCRSASE OF $38,975,718 over same , period
last year.
VOLUME 114.—N0. 41.
$300,000 TO
Daughter of "Lucky" Bald
win Is Granted Divorce
From Hull McCiaughry by
Alameda County Judge—
Her Counsel Admit She
Will Give Spouse Portion
of $10,000,000 Inheritance
Wife Testifies That Her
Mate Tormented Her and
Drove Her Into Nervous
Disease —He Objected to
Food, Bills, Her Dress
and Manners, She Asserts
Mrs. Anita Baldwin McClaughry.
daughter of the late E. J. (Lucky)
Baldwin and heiress to $10,000,000 of
hi* money, was granted an interlocu
tory decree of divorce against Hull
McClaughry yesterday in Oakland after
a 30 minute session in which the de
fense offered no testimony.
The sudden conclusion of the case
was the result of an agreement out of
court, by which neither party Is to
have the complete custody of the two
children, who were the main point in
controversy. . , .
A stipulation was filed by attorneys
for both sides- that the children shall
pass part of their time with each
parent. The children are.Dextra, 12
years old, and Baldwin, 9 years of age.
The divorce followed sensational pur
suit after the children when they were
taken by McClaughry from the home
in Berkeley to his ranch near Gait.
By another agreement between the
McClaug-hrys, which was not included
in the written stipulation. Hull Me-
Clangrhry reTervW J STOfOOtrSf Hi jtjvrit
money. No mention of a financial ■ set
tlement was made in any of the papers,
but it --.was admitted yesterday after
noon that McClaughry would receive
more than a quarter of a million dol
lars from the Baldwin estate.
The case was called in Judge T. "W.
Harris , department of the Alameda su
perior court shortly after 3 lock yes
terday afternoon. An attempt had been
made at secrecy and few persons were
aware that the case was to be con
cluded. Mrs. McClaughry, clad In black.
arrived at the courthouse escorted by
Dr. Z. T. Malaby, a friend, from Pasa
dena. Mrs. Mary Norris. who was on
intimate social terms with the couple
for many years, came in with Arthur
G. Fisk. postmaster in San Francisco.
Hull McClaughry was not present. The
only others to attend were the at
torneys for both sides. Gavin McNab,
Walter Rothchild of Garret McEner
ney's office, and Stanley Moore repre
sented Mrs. McClaughry, while John F.
Bowie, Charles S. Wheeler and Louis
Rartlett were present for the defend
The witnesses were Mrs. McClaughry,
Poctor Malaby and Mrs. Norris. ' At
the end of CO minutes Attorney Bowie
elated that the defendant was willing
to see a divorce granted if the court
would permit the settlement of cer
'"fn differences by means of stipula
tion. Judge Harris agreed and the Me-
Claughry divorce suit was settled.
The testimony went to show that
much of the couple's troubles from the
time of their marriage arose over
money matters. The tale of Mrs. Mc-
Claughry's domestic distress as told
by herself on the stand was as follows:
"We were married in Carson City,
New, October 26, 1900. We went to
Fan Francisco and began living: in Fil
bert street. I had had no experience
in cooking and was taking my first
"lessons in this and in household man
agement from a cook book. I could
do nothing to please him.
"I was thrown into a crying spell
many, times around the first of each
month when the bills came in. as there
was always a complaint about their
size. Mr. McClaughry. was at this me
assistant postmaster in Ran Francisco,
»nd was making $250 a month. The
whole of my bills for household ex
penses and clothes never ran more than
5125 -a month, yet he would scold me
at all times for spending so mucji
money. lie had a habit of following
me from room to room when he was
angry and has even pursued me into
the bathroom.
■Once in Pasadena he followed me
out' doors after lecturing me for an
hour inside and snid, 'Who : are you,
anyway? You don't know anything,
and none of your people before you
knew anything either.' lie frequently
told me that my people did not amount
to much. .
"He would often fly into a rage about
the. food. Once the maid served - to
matoes with fresh crackers in them,
and he rushed, out into the kitchen and
told her never to do that again. We
had to find stale: crackers and graham
wafers for the tomatoes after that.
"On on« occasion when "we "were: Mv-
y Continued '"• on Vug e 2, : ~ Column 3
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\r'' "The Peoples Newspaper 9 * J
Panama Duns for Rental Payment
I Isthmian Republic Insists That First Installment
on $250,000 Be Turned Over Without I
More Ado; Bryan Demurs
' ; TVASHIN'GTOX. July 10. —Panama
wants the first installment of the $250.-
I 000 annual rental the United ' States
j promised to pay : for the : Isthmian canal
i zone, and financial agents for the little
republic in ' their urgent applications
for the money virtually have suggested
that the American government has de
! faulted in its obligations.
. Secretary Bryan has held up the»pay
ment, which was due February 26 last,
and for which congress provided :in the
urgency deficiency bill. ,■ *
No explanation has been forthcoming
from the . state department, but it is
understood that the , secretary is in
Her Body Is Kept Seven
Days in Casket With
Heart Removed Be
fore Cremation
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
OAKLAND, July 10.—Under a morbid
dread that she might be buried alive,
Mrs. Adelaide Sherwood Soule, relict of
Prof. Frank Soule, dean emeritus of
the college of civil engineering at the
University of California, gave .explicit
directions: that after her death her
heart should be removed within >24
hours and her body kept not less than
seven days and then cremated. These
instructions, contained in Mrs. Soule's
will, written by herself, were followed
to the letter by order of ; Mrs. Sarah
Mas, Chester; executrix. * * ' V' r
The will was offered for probate to
day, Mrs. Soule having died Just a week
ago at the Children's hospital In San
Francisco, following an operation.
Tomorrow the body will be incin
erated. Funeral services were held at
her home in Hillegass avenue, Berkeley,
last Saturday. Since then the remains
have rested in the vault in Mountain
View cemetery pending the elapse of
the time specified in the will. -
Contained in the will was another
specific direction that her household
pets—dogs, cats and birds—should be
chloroformed and placed under water
for 24 hours within a day following her
demise. This provision had been met
some time before Mrs. Soule's death,
after she was stricken with serious ill
The unique document disposes,-, of
$20,000 worth of property. ,It be
queaths $500 each to her second cous
ins, Shirley Worden and Marian W.
Johnson, to be used rin learning a trade.
D'Arnaud Soule, son of Beach and
Hortense Soule, is given $500.
A fourth of the remainder of the
estate will go to Kathleen Soule, half
sister of her husband. A fourth will
go to the Alameda county society for
the prevention of ' cruelty to animals,
half of this to be used in the construc
tion of a shelter for animals. Half Is
to be divided equally between her hus
band's two sons. Beach and Douglas.
Mrs. Soule was prominent among the
workers for prevention - of cruelty to
animals. She was also a member of
several fashionable Berkeley clubs.
I'll Win or Break My »«k," Cries
Cyclist; Killed In Sec
ond Accident
MACON. Ga., July Martin A.
O'Brien, a motorcyclist, was killed in
stantly here today when the machine
he rode in an amateur motorcycle race
skidded from a slippery track and
plunged through a fence into a wall.
His neck was broken and his skull
fractured by the Impact.
; Several minutes before, at the same
place in the course, he had been thrown
from his motorcycle, but escaped with
minor Injuries.
He Immediately demanded another
machine, declaring:
"111 win this race or break my neck. ,.
Jnry Doubt* Trout' Weigh More Than
10 Pound*. and ' Frees
■ - Fiahermen >
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
- REDDING, July 10.—The big, chunk
of ice containing 27 trout taken from
Eugene 'Barton's basket May 7 failed to
convict ■ him in the superior court : today.
The jury brought in a verdict of ac
quittal because they * were not ' con
vinced that the catch weighed over the
10 pound limit. The fish weighed 12i£
pounds when Barton was arrested,: but
the scales had not been tested. There'
were no scales at hand at the trial,
cither, so. Barion was freed. This is the
first jury' case of the kind ever tried
in Shasta county " ' '■". ■
clined to make; no payment 'pending; the
outcome, of negotiations with Colombia
regarding that country's craim for im
munity for the separation of »Panama.
In * the ~ tri-partite I treaties negotiated
by Secretary.- Root > for • the 1 purpose , ; of
reconciling Colombia for \ the loss -v of
Panama, it was proposed to turn over
the canal zone rental to . : Colombia for
a period. !; - - .':?.■■','}.,'. •:■ ] -■-- _".
This convention was signed by * the
United States and.Panama, but Colom
bia refused to ratify it.
■ Both Panama Minister Morales ij and
Colombian Minister Betancourt * called
at the state department today. ".
Burlingame v; Club Leader
Near Death When Young '$
Women Go on Oper- v S
ating Table ,
(Specie! Dispatch' to■ The Cain
. BURLINGAME,. July 10.—Heroism on
the part of Miss Madeline ;de Gear, a
daughter and her chum.; Miss Nell Dor
man, today saved the life of Mrs. War
ren J. de Gear of Burlingame, ; who ; un
derwent a transfusion of blood : opera
tion at the Red Cross hospital in San
Mateo. "'.''" \* "' >
; In a last effort to save Mrs. de Gear
from death the society girls each gave
half a pint of their blood. Their-sacri
flee was: successful," for ' Mrs. ,de ' Gear.
who went on the operating table scarce
ly breathing-, came out of the ordeal
with a • rosy flush in her cheeks and
with her strength rapidly returning.
Dr. vV'ood C. ; Baker and Dr. A. L<. Of
field, who performed the operation, > an
nounced that their patlei.t was ; doing
excellently and predicted her recovery.
Both Miss de Gear and ' : Miss Dorman
also passed through the operation , suc
cessfully and were improving rapidly
tonight at the t hospital. " ;;■ .." ": : . .■>
; Mrs. de Gear, ; who is a leader in Bur-
Hngame club circles and whose husband
is a San Francisco business"* man. " has
been suffering from profound anaemia
and her life was despaired : of. ; ; ■ -
"Mows, the Strong; Arm," Stabbed and
Shot' by AnmnUantm
NEW. YORK, July —Four gang
sters intercepted Maurice Reich, known
to the police as "Moses, the Strong
Arm," on a crowded Eastside corner to
day and two ■ knife thrusts and revol
ver bullet wounds 'in chest and back
ended his career on the spot.
A gang feud is believed to be the
cause for the murder.
After the shooting the assailants sep
arated and fled. • David Woik and Jack
Willis, the latter a 16 year old bellboy,
were later arrested charged with be
ing members of ; the gang, which par
ticipated in the . murder. ; - '■■',:
. Another gangster, Peter McCabe, said
to be a leader of the Gopher gang, was
shot and killed on i Staten island by ;a
special policeman, Thomas Bananza.
Secretary's Change of Mind Taken to
indicate That He Will Redraft
Communication ~
'WASHINGTON, July 10.—After a con
ference of an hour and a quarter with
Ambassador Chinda, Secretary Bryan
■ today announced that the dispatch of
:the , reply to the two latest Japanese
notes on I the California' anti-alien land
law might be deferred until next week.
Mr. ; Bryan before the conference , had
said he expected to make the reply, be
fore the end of this week. "/".'"/ X .
-.The fact that Mr. Bryan proposes to
postpone the dispatch of his reply gave
rise to the conclusion In diplomatic cir
cles that .he * will . redraft > the i note. ''.':'- -
Tennessee Woman In Oil Confesses
.Murder of Children
NASHVILLE, . Term., July 'i 10.— Mrs.
James Yates, ;. wife of a■} farmer who,
with Florence Farris. her 15 year old
daughter by a ■.- former ; marriage, was
placed In \ Jail in j Union City, ■ today,
charged with murder, has confessed to
drowning her two stepchildren.
Yates, :12 years old, and Ida May Yates,
10 years old. "-.■ ~,;
: WASHINGTON, July o.—Secretary
Garrison will start Wednesday on a
tour of inspection of army posts in the
United States. He intends- to visit
every garrison, except at coast de
fenses, »to gather - information i. for his
plan to concentrate the army at im
portant centers. He will ,be accom- :
panied -by Major General Wood, chief ]
of staff, and Major General Aleshlre,
chief of the quartermaster corps. .
Passenger, Charging Locomotive
Engineer Embraced Her, Asks '■
j .-■: $],990 From Firm
(Special Dispatch •to The C*U)&*^,* :
j. SEATTLE, Wash., July.' 10.—To : what
extent a railroad Iβ responsible for the
actions .of . its employee is Involved ,in a ,
suit filed today :in the . Snohomish
county superior ■; court by Mrs. Charles
Nelson of Tolt, who asks $1,990 dam
ages from the Great. Northern for a
kiss Imprinted upon her cheek by
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George Thorne, a locomotive engineer.
Mrs. Nelson charges Thorne seated
himself beside her, put hie arm around
her and kissed her. She says , she
fought him off and tore her wrap
during the struggle. ".
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MTNEOL.A, N. V., ,'July 11.—Two men
•were killed and : four injured" early to
day ■when an automobile was < struck by
a Long Island raj Iroadj train near"? here.
The big: touring , , car in which the party, •
comprising seven men, wae riding, was
demolished. ' ' -1 ','♦• ' ;•' ■" -
Portland v Pair, Caught in
Storm, Missing a Week—
v Two in Party Safe
■v•;• PORTLAND. Ore., "., July 10.—Clinton
S. : Smith and wife of Portland have been
lost on the side of Mount St. (Helens for
a week. > Accompanied by Randall S.
Carroll , and Miss Bertie Monroe- of Port
land, 4 they started : ' to climb; the moun
tain last Thursday. A blizzard of snow
and sleet, ', with <, heavy wind, caught
them :on the mountain „ side. ]' •" ■',■'
With great 'ftion Carroll ; and 'Miss"
Monroe reached Cougar .r last Tuesday.'
There •he telephoned to his mother
here, telling her of his safety and Miss
Monroe's,:- but saying that the , Smiths
had been lost out on f the mountain side
and had not been found." He and Miss
Monroe were . exhausted and > nearly
frozen. ~ ■ ■'•■. ■■]■'•'''"' ** *• "A: - •"- ■'■
Searching parties are on the trail.
Bryan Orders Inquiry Into Paraguayan '
'- ".•• ■ ■>.. '■: •'.' Incident Here .Inly 4 : _■■; •'■ ;' : '
WASHINGTON, July 10.—At Secre
tary Bryan's request. Attorney General
Me Reynolds i« seeking ?to find out
who tore down * the Paraguayan flag
from its r staff over the Paraguayan
■ consulate '' in San Francisco July 4. Min
ister Valasques, to whom the Para
guayan consul reported the outrage,
called at the state department today
'and r Secretary Bryan expressed regret
at the incident. . •■:'■"- '• ', ";
President Wltooe Sflw*» MlMOurian
>. for Portion In.Hawaii -
t JEFFERSON CTTT, Mo., July 13.—
Colonel Claude R. Ball of Montgomery
City, Mo., ' while « here i today received a
telegram: fromr: Speaker ? Champ Clark
•tatlng thßt President Wilson would
nominate Colonel Bell for attorney gen
eral OC Hawaii. ' . ;&£&?
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"An Independent Newspaper ,,
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Wind Subsides; Towns Saved
Applicant for Increase : Confesses
He Drew Money 16 Years :
.Without Right
BIG SA.NDT, Mont.. July 10.—After
having enjoyed : a pension of ; $11' per
month ■ for h 6 years, John Truax of this
town, confessed today ■ that lie never
had been entitled to the money.' After
preliminary examination before : a
United • States, commissioner, he was
bound over to the district court. '':' : ■,,''.■
", Truax might have gone on drawing'
the pension until death had he ; not
lately made application , :for an • increase.
This necessitated an ! examination of
the record. " It was discovered that
there was ,a : discrepancy ;: between the
age of John Truax and the man who
had , ' been served under c that name in
the Union army during the war. -
, The '} vest i ion disclosed : the ' orig
inal : 'John';.Truax died in Mount Pleas
ant, lowa. 31 years :ago.-;ri*: ' v: v
Burton ' E. ,; Baker ; Dies , From ; Result i of
:,;■;.; Exposure to Mysterious Element)
Many Time* Operated On
■.. HARTFORD, Conn., July o.— Burton
E. , Baker, ;- inventor of the X-ray tube
and other « machines iof < that *' type, died
at his : home v here .' today, ;a' victim of
exposure to X-rays. , >,
:.-.- Baker was born in New Britain,
Conn., in 1870. He received a common
school education and became interested
In science in his early youth. He
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never *,; studied in "a" school vof ; higher
education, but was consulted by many
surgeons and educators.
City i Welcomes : Automobile .. Hanufac-
turera on 'Tour to Pacific
-,f COLORADO SPRINGS, July 10.— The
~ » ■■ tcx ■•+■?■ i»»i-i.:*.t*f '-* jV. "-'.■ i •'-•' "k^^S-w^^fets^BKai
pathfinder car of the Indiana Automo
bile Manufacturers' association, which
is making a tour to the Pacific coast,
reached Colorado Springs at 3:15 this
afternoon. It was followed 30 minutes
later by the cars of I the main party
escorted by a local reception com
mittee. ... • .
feir^tNgyj' fog in morning; light northwest winds.
Business Barometer
The ■ clearings of the San Francisco ' '
'' • - banks for * the v first • six"' months of
iM were $15,640,143 MORE
r ,sVttian corresponding period last year.
~7>; Characteristic scenes in the Mar'm
county fire zone. In the upper
group, from left to right, are Cap
tain lVertenbai(er, Lieutenant Cook
and '.•■! Lieutenant Vaughn. In the
middle picture are Uncle Sam's
fighting men desperately resisting the
flames' -advance. Bclon? are sol
diers '.'■ marching along the railway
traces. to relieve their comrades who
fought all night against the confla
gration threatening Mill Valley.
Marriage Annulment Consid
ered, but New Trial Is
v I Not Yet Ordered
'■I ROME. July 10.—The Segnatura tri
bunal, the supreme tribunal •of the
Curia Romana, has admitted the ap
peal tof : Anna Gould, now ,the Duchess
de Tallyrand, and Consignor Parillo,
: defender ;of the " matrimonial , bond
against- the decision of the Rota tri
bunal, annulling- her marriage with
Count Boni de Castellane. " .f
The Segantura * tribunal, ~ , however,
has made no announcement of . its de
cision, as yet, and a new : trial 5 before
the Rota tribunal has . not been ordered.
Two decisions have been rendered
by the Rota court, the first:, against
Count, Boni de Castellane, who sought
the annulment, and the , second re
versing i the former decree and grant
ing, , the annulment.

Former - President Thinks ■ Public Opin
; ion '. Averse to: Their Naturalisation ,
" TOKYO, July 10.—Viscount Kentaro
Kaneko has received a letter from
Theodore Roosevelt expressing the
view that American public opinion will
not permit the naturalization of Japa-
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nese In the United States. : as ■it would
lead to a similar claim on the part of
the : Chinese. ■■■-..
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Mr*. J. F. Martin of New York Robbed
fof 933,000 Worth In Part*
PARIS, July 10.—Mrs. John F. Martin,
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a 1 -, wealthy widow of New York, was
robbed last evening of jewelry valued
at $32,000 at t her hotel in 1 the Place
Vendome. The jewels were taken from
her , ; suite ; while she was dressing for
Thousand Men Fight Des
perately to Turn Aside Be
sieging Flames, Knowing
if Gale Keeps Up Their
Efforts Will Be ?in Vain—-
Great Clearings Are Cut
in Path of Approach
I Only Unexpected Renewal of
• Breeze Will Again Put
Villages in Peril—Muir
, Woods Scarcely Scathed,
Loss Not Reaching Giant
Redwoods-—No Lives Are
Lost, Injuries f Not Numer
ous—Railroad Equipment
Has Not Been Damaged
At C o'clock this morning the Mount ...
Tamalpaig fire;seemed under control
In every quarter, and, save for the un- '
expected "springing up of ,a , high wind, \
the battle to save the . Marin county
towns was announced as won. .
In brief the fire situation at 3 o'clock
was this: 1 ; •;■-■>:;-.-, .-.'•■ -'' ''■'■'■ :: .' ' *:'','■";■■ . ■
The wind that had.been fanning the
dairies down Baltimore canyon towaft!*"
Larkspur had subsided. Larkspur is
safe, for the time being at least." .
>.. Mill Valley is out of : danger. -- Hun
dreds of , citizens and soldiers who had
been on the flre lines continuously for _
two ; and three days and nights were
asleep. Even Mayor Klyce and Colonel "
Bell - were tucked under the covers.
Muir Woods is saved. The fife*
burned into the underbrush and some
of the small timber on the outskirts of
the park, but did not reach the big
redwoods in the canyon.
Tamalpais tavern, at the summit of
the •mountain, is charred and smoke
blackened, but otherwise uninjured,
and the buildings at "West Point are
•"f The fire - did not reach the Ralston
White residence above Mill Valley, and
not a : single habitation anywhere on
the mountain was burned, except those
above Muir "Woods. :-'i
The Mount Tamalpais railway is
practically undamaged, having lost, no
rolling stock or other equipment" ex
cept a few telephone poles. •
Not a life was lost during the pro
gress of the, fire, and the serious in
juries , were few. .
Several small fires are still burning
in various places, but are surrounded
and seem to be under control.
The Mount Tamalpais ■ and Muir
Woods Scenic railway officials esti- r
mate their loss, from all source*, in- '
eluding interrupted resources and ex
traordinary expenditures at $10,000.
The fire at the head of ; Blythdale
canyon l was still burning late last
night. It was ;- also reported that an
other blaze ' had started on the west
ern slope of Warner's ridge, half a mile
above .Lee ;j station. -This ,is . across : the
canyon ?Mo;; the :_: northeast from ; the ,
abbey and * the sanitarium near Sum
mit avenue on : the ; opposite hill.
'■. : ; In Larkspur an order was issued at
9 o'clock last night by Under Sheriff
Charles ; Redding *■■- to clear .* : out ? : every ,
available building in Larkspur, no that
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Sure to be popular in Club Circles.
3 Navy, Mobs % Green, Graphite, Gray,
; Seal * Brown; velvet § bands \to •' match.
This Carroll Hat has the ear-marks
of a $5 hat. Our price/ $3.00. "
■/■■- v HAT STORES: '-.■• ,-.."'•
70S Market, op p. 3rd; 25 Geary.
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