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fltefcest Temperature Yesterday, 6ft. Lowest Monday
Sight, oS, For Details of the Weather See Pape 9.
The Call's Gain
The Call in the first 10 days of August
printed 137 COLUMNS more advertis
ing than it did in the same period last year #
VOLUME 114.—N0. 74.
On Eve of Impeachment
Wife of Executive Pre
pares Detailed Statement
of Her Operations in Wall
Street Which Led to the
Attack by His Enemies —
He Knew Nothing About
These Deals Till Recently
Husband Refuses to Permit
Spouse to Tell Her Story-
She Appeals to Senator
Palmer and Full Confes
sion May Be Made Public
Today—All Night Session
of Legislature Shows Re
publicans and Progressives
as Friends of Governor
ALBANY. N. V., Aug. 12. —The lower
house of the New York legislature met
late tonight to vote upon Majority
Trader Levy's resolution to impeach
Governor Sulzer on charges of willful
and corrupt conduct in office and high
crimes and misdemeanors.
The democratic organization claimed
more than enough votes t" adopt the
-solution. Governor Sulzer's friends
made no claims.
Th" first rollcall indicated the cor
rectness of the organization's predic
tion. Eighty-five democrats —nine
more than the necessary majority—an
swered to their names. Another demo
crat reached the chamber after roll
call. Less than half a dozen of these
Vers expected to vote against the
Republican and progressive leader*,
tbe governor's erstwhile political foes
and now his sole champions ; save for
f> corporal's guard of independent dem
ocrats, planned a savage fight on the
at.i. \k;ht m>mo\
Indications at midnight were that the
session would last all night.
On the eve of the governor's probable
impeachment the story was spread
broadcast throughout the capital that
Mrs. Sulzer had assumed all blame for
the revelations brought out by the
Frawley Investigating committee con
cerning the governor's transactions in
Wall street.
Mrs. Sulzer's statement was made, ac
cording to this story, to Senator Palmer.
She is quoted as having told him this
sfternoon, "I am wholly to blame for
tills affair."
Although the story was the property
of the city tonight, apparently no one
could be found who would be quoted as
confirming it. Governor Sulzer referred
all inquirers to Senator Palmer, who
declined either to confirm or deny It.
He is reported as having told It to a
select coterie of the governor's support
Senator Palmer, a Grand Army vet
eran, railed at the executive mansion
this afternoon to consult Governor Sui
ter concerning; the dedication of a mon
ument at Andersonvllle, Ga. Mrs. Sulzer
is said to have confided her story to the
senator during his call.
According to other friends In whom
Mrs. Sulzer has confided, she has de
clared she used some of the governor's
campaign contributions because she
felt that the household "was in need
of money."
It is reported that Mrs. Sulzer is pre
paring a detailed statement for publi
cation tomorrow. In this statement she
Is said to have itemiiwd all her trans
actions In Wall street in which any of
the governor's campaign funds were in
The governor, it is said, knew noth
ing of his wife's dealings on the stock
exchange until shortly before the
Frawley committee began its investiga
tion. When he first htaTd the revela
tions, his friends say. he refused to be
lieve them, ridiculed them as a hoax
and branded them as an attempt to se
cure his resignation.
Later, when it was seen that the
Frawley committee was in earnest in
Its investigation. Mrs. Sulzer, it Is de
clared, told the governor of her ac
tions and volunteered to make a public
itatement detailing them. This Gov
ernor Sulzer emphatically refused to
permit. When the testimony concern
ing the Wall street transactions was
brought out, Mrs. Sulzer again Insisted,
according to the etory, that she tell all
md save her husband.
On the advice of Judge James Gay
Gordon of Philadelphia, who was Gov-
ernor Sulzer's attorney In the Mignon
Hopkins breach of promise case, and
attorney Louis Marshall, Mrs. Sulser,
it Is said, was persuaded to remain
lilent. Judge Gordon, it was learned
today, has been a guest at the exceu
,;ve mansion for several days, advising
gotfi the governor .and Mrs. Sulzer.
Lind Wins First Move
Envoy Meets Gamboa
Officials Relieved;
Feel Crisis Has
Passed By
WASHINGTON, huts. 12.—-News fmm
; Mexico City that John Lind, personal
'■representative of President Wilson, and
■ Frederico Gamboa. Mexican minister of
foreign relations, had established un-
I official relations today by a personal
meeting brought encouragement to ad
ministration officials here.
Tt was felt by them that the first step
in the program of the American gov
ernment to throw its Influence in the
direction of a quiet and peaceful settle
ment of the revolutionary troubles had
The incident, however, it was learned
from official sources tonight, will not
change the procedure officially outlined
to Mr. Lind before he left Washington.
He will submit all his representa
tions to Charge d'Affatres O'Shaugh
nepsy, who will transmit them in ac
cordance with diplomatic proprieties to
the Mexican minister of foreign rela
The meeting of Mr. Lind and Minister
Gamboa, however, was looked upon by
Woman Called to Room and,
Facing Weapon, Kneels
by Bed and Draws
Pistol From Pillow
While her husband threatened her
life and flourished a revolver in her
face, Mrs. Frances Love, 3337 Army
street, extracted a pistol from beneath
r pillow in their bedroom last night
and shot the man twice, probably fa
tally wounding him.
The two had quarreled regarding a
division of the property at 3337 Army
street, and the husband, Francis Love,
a janitor, 40 years old, was dissatis
fied. After supper he went to another
room and called to her to come to him.
As she entered the room the hus
band was standing with a revolver and
-cartridges in his hands. He had
threatened her before, Mrs. Love told
the police. Offering a silent prayer
she knelt near her bed, where had
secreted a revolver she had purchased
only a few hours before.
While her husband loaded his re
volver the wife fired, the bullet strik
ing the man near the heart.
The gun fell from Love's hand into
a trunk. He staggered for s second
and then sank to the floor. Tn doing
so he m*de a desperate effort to reach
his revolver. He endeavored again to
regain the weapon and as his hand
nearly reached it Mrs. Love flred the
second shot. This bullet penetrated a
Mrs. Love then went to a telephone,
where she called up the police.
She was taken to headquarters,
where she is held for assault to com
mit murder.
Love was taken to the central emer
gency hospital, where it was said there
was no chance of his recovery.
The Loves were married five years
ago as the result of correspondence
through a matrimonial agency.
The property, a three story flat
dwelling, is owned by the wife. Love
has been endeavoring to have his wife
sell the place, valued at $4,500. Of
this amount he insisted upon taking
$3,000. Yesterday the deal failed, Mrs.
Love saying she was not satisfied.
Mrs. Love told the police that her
husband had frequently tried to poi
son her. She has been a sufferer from
tuberculosis for years. Her marriage
to Love was her third, her other hus
bands having lived in the east before
she came to San Francisco.
Goethals' Assistant in New York Says
Two Oceans Will Be Joined
Next Month
NEW YORK, Aug. 12.— That the
first ship would pass through the Pan
ama canal in October was the opinion
expressed today by Lieutenant Colonel
Eugene Wilson, U. S. A., on his arrival
here from Panama from a two months'
He is an assistant to Colonel Goethals
in the construction of the canal.
Colonel Wilson said that the two
oceans would be Joined in September
and that by next spring the canal
would be ready for the vessels of the
world. The fortifications, he added,
would not be completed until after the
canal is opened.
LONDONDERRY, Ireland, Aug. 12 —
Rioting, participated in by nationalists
and Orangemen, occurred here today
during a political celebration. One po
liceman was shot and severely wounded
juid many other persons were injured.
THE San Francisco CALL
"The People's Newspaper"
Governor Proves Diplomat
Reception Is Unofficial
MEXICO CITY, Ang. 12.—For
mer Governor John Lind, the per
sonal representative of President
AVllson and adviser of the Amer
ican embassy here, rras received
today in an unofficial capacity by
Frederico Gamboa, the Mexican
minister for foreign relations.
officials here as the beginning of frank.
though unoffi ial relations, through
which the Mexican government might
be informally and the more fully ac
quainted with the ideas of the Wash
ington administration. It has been left
entirely to Mr. Lind's discretion upon
whom to call. While there is nothing
in Mr. Lind's instructions which would
prevent him from calling on Provisional
President Huerta, it is not regarded
that he would do so unless the latter
had indicated his desire to receive the
unofficial envoy.
Certain International aspects of the
situation here gave added interest to
Mr. .Lind's mission in Mexico. It be-
Continued on Page 5, Column 3
Crothers, Cerf and Graupner
Land the Other Superior
Court Posts Created for
San Francisco
SACRAMENTO. Aug. 12.—The gov
ernor sheflftk the $100,000 plum tree at
the state capitol today, and 18 plums,
embracing superior judgeships, civil
service commission ershlps and recla
mation commlssio»ershlps, were har
The four additional members ap
pointed to the state reclamation board,
who are to serve with the three already
In office, were:
A, G. Folger, Sacramento, banker:
M. C. Zumwalt, Tulare, fruit man:
George A. Atherton. Stockton, civil
engineer: Louis H. Frankenheimer,
Stockton, rancher. They are to serve
without salary.
The state civil service commission
ers, who are to draw $3,000 annually,
are: ,
John M. Hunter. Los Angeles, mem
ber of the Los Angeles civil service
board: Edgar Williams. Redlands, edi
tof of the Redlands Review; Charles
Wesley Reed. San Francisco, attorney.
The following superior judges, the
offices having been created by th* leg
islature, were named for San Fran
Franklin A. Griffin, executive secre
tary to Governor Johnson; George E.
Crothers, Marcel Cerf and Adolphus E.
Graupner, all San Francisco-attorneys.
Graupner is associated with the city
attorney's office there.
Milton T. Farmer of Berkeley was
given the new judgeship for Kern
county, and Howard A. Pealrs, assem
blyman from Los Angeles, was ap
pointed to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Judge Bennet in Kern
District Attorney John Hancock of
San Andreas was selected to be supe
rior judge of Calaveras county to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of
Judge A. I. McSorley.
C. M. Andrews of San Diego was ap
pointed as the new judge of San Diego.
There are still many sppointments to
be made by Governor Johnson, impor
tant among them being a new group of
superior court judges for Los Angeles
county. These appointments probably
will be made this week.
Peeved Over Delay la Tariff BUI, Calt
fornlaa Forgeta to Arrange
for Pairing Hla Vote
(Special IMepatcb to Tha Call)
WASHINGTON", Aug. 12.— Senator
Works left Saturday for Los Angeles,
disgusted with the long delay over the
tariff bill and announcing that he would
not return to Washington unless war
should be declared with Mexico, or the
currency bill brought to a vote.
Senator Works left without obtaining
a pair upon the tariff bill, and the
democrats are thereby given an extra
It Is probable, however, that as soon
as this is discovered by the republicans
they will hustle around and secure a
pair for Senator Works in order that
his vote may not be lost.
Former State Senator Recovering From
Appendicitis Operation
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
OAKLAND, Aug. 12.—After having
been operated upon for appendicitis,
former State Senator John W. Stetson
is resting easily at Merritt hospital to
day and is out of danger. Stetson hai
fceea Ul tare* weeks.
"We Were Engaged to Be
Married," Declares Young
Woman, Who Intimates
Sweetheart Left Her
Former Official, With Girl
When Poison Was Taken,
Kept in Background
(Special Plspatch to The Call)
OAKLAND, Aug. 12.—Moaning that
Louis R. Glavis of Ballinger-Pinchot
controversy fame, and recently secre
tary of the state conservation com
mission, had not fulfilled his promises,
Eleanor Fay, stenographer, aged 22
years, who swallowed poison on a
ferry boat last night, told something
of her relations with the man whose
Continued on Page 5. Column S
Chico Ranch Hand Arrested as
He Forces Hotel Guest to
Climb Lobb§ Pole
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
CHICO, Aug. 12.—Raymond New
comb, a ranchhand, went on a rampage
early this morning and, entering the
lobby of the Chlco hotel, forced 15
guests and the night watchman to hold
up their hands.
When he started to force one of them
to climb a pole in the lobby Newcomb
was nabbed by policemen, who were
notified by phone by a guest who saw
the trouble from an anteroom. When
arrested it was found that he was
After several hours' sleep in a cell
Newcomb declared that he remembered
nothing about the affair.
Daughter of Late E. if. Harrlmnn
Gives Up Hope for Tittle Being
It.—Mrs. Charles C. Rumsey, daughter
of'the late E. H. Harriman. whose pearl
necklace and other Jewels, valued at
$75,000, were stolen from her summer
home here about two weeks ago, an
nounced today that she had given up
immediate xecovery.
"An 'Independent Newspaper" \
Marsha Warrington Accuses Diggs
Marsha Warrington on witness stand, sketched by The
Calls staff artist, and picture of Maury I. Diggs, her companion
in the double elopement, who is one of the two defendants in the
white slavery case.
Women Want the Drawing
Changed to Conform to
Their Ideals
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
PORTLAND, Ore.. Aug. 12—The
pretty Spanish dancing girl whose
graceful figure is the feature of the
Portola festival poster does not meet
with the approval of the W. C. T. U.
of Portland, and the organization has
registered a vigorous protest against
the circulation of the poster and the
display of hosiery that characterizes
the lithesome dancer.
Tt has been suggested that the artist
change the costume and posture of the
young lady—give her more clothes and
less estatic abandon.
The W. C. T. I*. has taken official ac
tion to induce the postal authorities
to bar the Portola poster from the
Mrs. Ada Wallace Unruh, state presi
dent, has sent to Senator Lane a pro
test against the alleged objectionable
A copy of ths protest has been sent
to the northern and southern Califor
nia W. C. T. U. districts, to General
Passenger Agent McMurray of the
Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navi
gation company and to Governer West
of Oregon. The Women's club and
President Homan of Willamette uni
versity have been aakvs4 U» jOiM la &he
fiffht fin4he postf«r - ,
Miss Warrington Testifies
John L. McNab a Witness
Martha Warrington told the
atory of ber relations with
Maury 1. THsjtn up to the time
the couple, with F. Drew Caml
netti and l.oin Norris, reached
Reno on March 10, on the atand
yesterday In the I'nlted States
district eonrt, where Diggs is be
lns; tried on the first Indictment
for alleged violation of the Mann
white slave act.
She asserted Diggs had coerced
her Into leaving Sacramento by
telling her that she would be
prosecuted and aent to the re
form school and that he prom
ised to divorce his wife and
marry her.
I.ola Norris will testify today.
John I-. MeXab. former district
attorney, who resigned when At
torney fieneral Mcßeynolds or
dered the prosecution of the
Dlggs-Camlnettt case* halted,
testified yesterday.
Lighted Match Thrown Into
Garbage Heap by Child
Imperils Several Lives
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SANTA CRUZ, Aug. 12.—A lighted
match thrown by Alonzo Scott, a IS
year old boy, into a garbage dump
containing gun cotton, came close to
resulting disastrously for a picnic
party near the California Powder
works today.
All the members of the party, with
their clothing enveloped In flames,
plunged into the San Lorenzo river.
Those injured are: Thomas Roun
tree, with bad burns about the face
and arm; his little daughter. Myrtle,
burned on the face, arms and back;
his eon, Edward, severe burns on the
face and arms; Edward Scott and his
children. Alonzo, Leslie and Katherlne,
badly burned about the face and body.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 — The upris
ing- led* by Cipriano Castro in Venssu
•la Is officially reported by American
Consul Voetter at Caracas as a failure.
He confirms earlier reports that Gen
eral Torres and his officers, who
headed the revolution in the eastern
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Fair today; moderate west wind*.
Associate of Former State
Architect in Nevada Esca
pade Avers That Compan
ions Had Tried Constantly
to Coerce Two Girls Into
Leaving Sacramento for
Fortnight Before Their
Departure and That Each
Man Had Promised to Di
vorce Wife and Remarry
Every Claim of Government
in Its Opening Argument
Is Substantiated by Young
Woman, Who Gave First
Story of the Elopement—
Constant Prodding by the
Judge and the Prosecutor
Required to Get Her to
Tell Her Story Distinctly
Dry eyed and emotionless, Marsha
Warrington took the witness stand in
the United States district court yester
day afternoon and told the story of her
relations with Maury I. Diggs, former
state ar-hlteot, and the affair of L«ola
Norris with F. Drew Camlnetti, which
culminated In several indictments
against the two young men for alleged
violations of the Mann white slave act.
Every claim of the government In its
opening argument was substantiated by
Miss Warrington as far as she went.
Tn an hour and 20 minutes she related
her entire friendship with Diggs.
The pretty girl was telling of the ar
rival of the four at Reno when Judge
William C. Van Fleet adjourned court
at 4:30 o'clock.
Miss Warrington will resume her di
rect testimony this morning. L<ola Nor
ris will follow her on the stand.
The testimony of Martin Besley of
Sacramento, the business partner of the
Warrington girl's father and a Sacra
mento newspaper man, will complete
the case of the prosecution.
Shamed at the smut on her morality
by the questions she faced. Miss War
rington's voice seldom was above a
whisper. Her answers were directed to
the floor.
Tt required constant prodding by
Judge Van Fleet, Theodore Roche, spe
cial prosecutor, and the attorneys for
the defense to get her to speak dis
tinctly enough to be heard by the of
ficial court reporter.
The seven women in the eager audi
ence leaned forward in their seats and
cupped their ears to no advantage. The
girl's words were not audible 30 feet
In brief, the story the girl told U
that for two weeks prior to the de
parture for Reno Diggs and Camlnetti
had tried constantly to coerce and in
timidate the two girls into leaving Sao
ramento; that each man promised to
divorce his wife and marry his favor
ite If the two girls would agree to leav
ing the state.
"He said we would be prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law." said
Miss Warrington, referring to Diggs.
"He said warrants would be out for
us the next day if we did not leave.
He Baid we would be sent to the reform
school. He said that the Sacramento
Bee would publish a scandal story
about us on Monday. He said that he
had paid his lawyer to suppresa the
publication, but could not stop it any
"Mr. Diggs bought the tickets and
paid for the drawing room in the Pull
man sleeper. Miss Norris and Mr.
Camlnetti occupied the upper berth
and Mr. Diggs and I occupied the lower
"The evidence of Miss Warrington Is
sufficient to convict Diggs tn the cass
at bar," said Matt Sullivan, special
prosecutor, "under the provisions of the
Mann white slave act. Her story shows
coercion and intimidation and that the
two men accompanied the two girls to
Reno, Nev., paid for their tickets and
tbelr beds on the train."
Where Diggs led, Camlnetti followed,
Miss Warrington's testimony fixed con
clusively. From her statements it ap
peared young Camlnetti did not ad
vance a single suggestion that led to
any of the stories told the girls or
tbelr subsequent doings.
, .JUtn tbe jrkea Mrs,

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