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Wholesome Paper for California Homes VOLUME 114.—N0. 106. «■ i STORY OF HARRY THAW'S MOTHER'S LOYALTY AN EPIC IN MOTHERHOOD Of All His Friends and Companions, She Only Stayed With Him Throughout His Troubles And Seven Year Fight for Freedom-Strug gle Has Whitened Her Hair Very Noticeably DOROTHY DIX NEW YORK, Sept. 16.—And so Can ada has deported Harry Thaw after •■ll. and he Is traveling the trail that a>.ls enemies hope may lead him back again to the living death of the mad house. It has all been a great adventure — Ms escape from Matteawan, his spec tacular llight, his gallant and cour ageous light for liberty—and many other people-besides the warm hearted and sympathetic Canadians will wish that itrnay have a happy ending. Particularly for his mother's sake. The heart of every mother in the land la' with that other gray headed old en .route to Concord today who Is, waiting for the coming of the son. wlwm, she believed she was to see free, at last. • Fot ,seven long years she has kept her falfhful vigil_ without the gates of spending herself and her money'"without stint to liberate hirp, believing, hoping, praying that EPIC IM MOTHERHOOD Xcv w was th*>re a more profoundly touching human tragedy than the story of. Harry Thaw and his mother, it is the epic of motherhood —of motherhood that suffers and dies a thousand deaths in the suffering of its children, and only grieves because it can not pay all of the price of the prodigal's sin. If she could take his place V»ehind bars Mrs. Thaw would not hesitate at the sacrifice-, for she" loves Harry, not only with the affection that the ordi nary moth,er bestows upon her men i hildren. but she worships him with the impassioned love of a mother who ?e,es in her son her pwn replica, one who is literally bone of her bone, and Sesh of her flesh, and spirit of her _sptrit. o . ; * No son was every more like a mother than Harry Thaw is like his. There isn't a peculiarity of character that one ha* that' the other does not also possess. Not a mental quirk or twist tliat h£ has. that she has not. Taey look at life from the same angle. They p,ut the same values on things. T -y l aye the same curious streak thrift. £f*«y' are even as one i n their, and their belief that to be a ir is to hold a sort of American j.atant of nobility. Tt was !>ecause that she saw herself reincarnated in Harry that Mrs. Thaw l as always loved him best of all of snd stood between him and his stern, 1 ardheaded old father's discipline, when he was a boy. Perhaps that was she. always has been able to ■understand and .make excuses for ex eesaes that one would have thought would have merited her severest cen sure. HER DEVOTION NEVER WANED Amf tteis devotion has never waned. When her Benjamin married against her wishes a woman who must have been iber niost antagorristic person on earth to the rigid Calvinist she is. she forgave "him and liis bride and took the'rri to iier home. When he committed murder in a moment of drunken "and Jealous fury, his mother rashed to him as fast as steam could bring htr, and poured out her fortune like water to protect him. And when he was finally sent to Matteawan, she took up her resfdence'ln a little cot tage at the >gate. With her own hands p'ne took him his food and she spent with him _eyery hour in which he was -allowed to ,see visitors. The wife tor whose sake he had committed a crime that Jeopardized liis life, the. gay companions who had feaated and "frolicked with him, the ej'cophants who had lived upon his bounty, all fejl away from him and ]r*¥t him alone in the desolation of the madhouse, but not his mother. Hers was the only love that never failed. And this is the tragic part of It: Reward of all erf this devotion has teen with her, as with so many rtther rr*the»s, a living grief that has brought her gray. Hairs down in sor row" to the grave. And that she knows now is* to have no ending. Harry Thaw's . favorite study Is philosophy, lie even know* he needs U.S. UPHOLDS THAW; WRIT IS POSTPONED ( OXCOKD, N. H„ Sept. I«.—Mrm. Jitary Copley Thaw, mother of Harry I\. Thn*v, notified the Eagle hotel here today that ahe will arrive tomorrow, "■he In coming to attend the hearing l-rfore Governor Kelker and to proteat rgainat her non being aent hack to New York. The hearing has been postponed until next Tueadaj-. UdTTU'TON. X. H., Sept. 16.~~Harry K. Thaw was arraigned today In the United States court for the first time in his long, turbulent fight for free dom and won a partial victory. Judge Aldrich suspended the execution of the writ ot habeas corpus and In structed counsel for both sides that arguments might be heard later or that fresh applications could be made subsequently. This action was taken because Thaw's extradition hearing before Governor Felker has not yet taken place* being scheduled for Thursday at Concord. The court or dered Thaw committed to the custody of United States Marshal Newte and fcherlff Drew. Marshal NuSe said Thaw would be Jtept bcre tdmght and probably would be taken to Concord tomorrow, where he probably wiH meet his mother. The opinion im .freely' expressed that T*aw is> nearer freedom than he ever tM£ before. There are indications thai, despite any extradition proceed ings, Judge Aldrlcb will xule In such PART TWO. j its comforts now, but he must feel, as he reviews his case, like moraliz ing upon the vanity of earthly gods, I and particularly upon the curse of I wealth. MONEY HIS INDOIXti It is cynically true that in this j particular case his money has been j his undoing instead of a help. If he had been poor Instead of rich, ■ t it he had been plain Bob Smith in ■ stead of Harry Thaw and had skipped j out of a carelessly guarded gate at ; Matteawan and made his escape into j Canada, he would now be free. No | high priced special attorney general. | no battalion of detectives and guards ! and asylum officials would have jour j neyed all the way to Canada to bring ' back a pauper lunatic, whose insanity ! was of such a subtle kind that it took ; ski'.le.j alienists to detect it. And even at his trial for having | killed Stanford White, Harry Thaw I would have had a better chance of ! being acquitted of a crime that many I parts of the country justify under the unwritten law, and that Is practically 1 winked at everywhere. If he had been ! a poor man instead of a millionaire, j But his money turned a golden efful ! gence upon the case that focused j public attention upon lt and that made j judge and jury so afraid they would be accused of pandering to wealth and power that they leaned to venge j ance rather than to mercy's side. But all his life Harry Thaw has ! been the victim of money. In reality ,he is a man of good parts, talented |in many directions. He is a fine art i critic, a musician of more than ordi | nary ability and an accomplished I dilettante in many feats. He has a most extraordinary gift for mathematics. It is the Thaw I talent for figures that made his | grandfather lay the foundation of the Thaw fortune, and his father raise it lup into millions. If Harry Thaw had ! been a poor boy and had had to make I his own way in the world, he, too, would have made his fortune, and in ' stead of being where he is today he ■ would be ornamenting boards and i heading committees and have been one of our most admired and respect ! Ed citizens. POVERTY GREAT DISCIPLINARIAN It makes all the difference In the ! world whether a man Inherits his : money or makes It himself, whether :he has had nothing to do but be a waster and spender or is forced by j circumstances to be a creator. There Is no moral restraint like not having the price, especially when you are young, and many a youth is kept sober arfd respectable by the necessity [of keeping a clear head In order to keep his Job. Poverty Is the great disciplinarian to whom we owe more than we ever pay. Harry Thaw was deprived by his i wealth of this one factor that could ! have made the kind of a man whom Ihe should have been. From his sickly ! childhood, when he was pampered and spoiled and flattered because he was ! rich, and through his unbridled boy- I hood to his manhood, the curse of I wealth was upon him. His father saw this too late. On j his death bed he made a futile effort to undo the wrong that had been done j Harry by cutting down his allowance, i but his over fond mother balked even I this chance for him by supplying the I boy with unlimited money. What wonder then that this youth . who had imagination and energy and I the restless American temperament, coupled with bottomless purse, plunged into excesses. He might have employed his ener | gies to noble ends. He might have been the industrious apprentice, of course, but the plain truth is that not many of us are industrious enough to work unless we have to or need the money, and Harry Thaw lacked the Incentive of necessity that would have spurred him along the right road. And he had the wealth that greased j the toboggan. Poverty and hard work would have i saved him, for Harry Thaw Is nothing j but another examprn of the curse of gold that so many rich men's sons are. i manner in the habeas corpus pro ceedings as to allow the question of Thaw's sanity to be fought out in the federal court. Judge Aldrich left It to the attor neys to fix a date and Inform the ! court when they are prepared to pre j sent arguments on the continuance or discontinuance of the writ granted I Saturday. Thaw was taken to the ; Thaw residence from the courtroom and on the way was cheered by hun dreds of men, women and girls. Harry Thaw's face was a picture when Judge Aldrich rendered his final decision. A smile spread itself widely over his features, and he beamed upon his attorneys and nodded approvingly In the direction of the reporters. More than a score of pretty girls •greeted Thaw when he stepped from the train and each "snapped" him with a camera. The federal offices are located over the Llttlefleld Na tional bank and the crowd, antici pating that the fugitive would be taken there, filled the nearby streets. "William T. Jerome and Franklin Ken nedy, representing the offlce of the attorney general of New York, and Bernard Jacobs, acting district at torney of Coos county, went to the Thayer hotel for a conference before going to court. From the station Thaw was taken direct to the office of United States Marshal Nute. _ THE San Francisco CALL GIRLS RUSHING FOR VOTES IN PORTOLA COAST TOUR RACE Miss Lulu Bettanner, one of the Portola tour candidates at her telegraph key at the St. Francis hotel. Ballots Pile In as 23 Candi dates Electioneer; Con- • test Grows Keen "With all the excitement and inter est usually manifest In a big munici pal election, the competition of the 23 candidates for the Portola girls' tour started on its second day today, and, if the rate at which the votes have been piling up since the opening yesterday continues, the rivalry bids fair to be of the keenest character. Holding her place well In the lead with the other girls is Miss Lulu Bet tannler, telegraph operator at the St. Francis hotel, who, under the guid ance of her campaign manager, John Griffin, is determined to make the flght of her life for flrst honors. GIRI,S HAVE MANAGERS Nearly every one of the girl con- I testants has a campaign manager, but It remained for Miss Frances Trick, candidate of the Humboldt bank, to show her suffragette tendencies and appoint Miss M. R. Nichols as her campaign manager, thus giving her self the distinction of being the only girl In the contest with a feminine hand directing her affairs. "We shall show that a woman can run a contest of this kind as well as a man," was Miss Nichols' way of put ting it. When the lucky 12 girls are finally chosen to make the tour of the north west to boost the Portola celebration they will not be strangers in the cit ties along the route of their itinerary. Moving pictures of all the contest ants, as well as their managers, have been taken and will be shown throughout the region to be visited. The Alms are to be flashed on the screen in 125 towns and cities up and down the length and breadth of the Pacific coast. CANDIDATES AFTER RING Besides the Incentive of working to be counted among the chosen 12, the girls are eager to pile up their votes and win that $450 diamond ring that is to go to the girl having the greatest number when the contest closes. The "sparkler" Is a gift from Shreve, Treat & Eacret, Coupon books containing 500 votes selling at a cent a vote are going so fast that the Portola committee is gasping. Ballot boxes were placed at headquarters of the candidates yesterday, and since then the votes have been dropping in them like rain. Everybody's voting and the rivalry is keen. "Come on in," says the girls, "the water's fine!" W. 0. W. DEDICATE NEW $250,000 BUILDING The $250,000 building of the Wood- j men of the World at Sixteenth and | Jefferson streets, Oakland, was dedi cattd last right with elaborate cere- j monies. In which several hundred ; members of the fraternal organization took part. Head Consul I. L Boak officiated at the dedication. SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1913. 6000 Beautiful Solid Oak Chairs AT 1/2 PRICE DURING gg§gp|pg THE FORCE-HEWITT FURNITURE CO.'S RE-INCORPORATION SALE I m FURNITU R E PRICES SLASHED IN EVERY i wS I - DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING I Kji II CARPETS, RUGS, STOVES and RANGES '^^^^^^^^^/^^^Wl _ One carload of solid oak din.- Special $1.45 1 3| 1 One carload of solid oak, beau- fl if X ylf: Ml tiful dining chairs, golden or H II Regular $30 Unifold Davenport Bed, golden oak or fumed, ml velour or chase leather. wB B MM M Special $16.95 J I You'll save Vz to }4 on every article of Furniture purchased. THE FORCE-HEWITT FURNITURE CO. 859-861 MISSION STREET OPPOSITE EMPORIUM'S MISSION STREET ENTRANCE Farewell Dinner Is Given to General When Brigadier General John P. Wisser leaves this afternoon for Texas, where he will take charge of a brigade of the United States army, he will take with him a host of pleasant memories, among them being a fare well dinner tendered him last night in the red room of the Bohemian club by a party of 25 close friends. William T. Sesnon. president of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the reception com mittee of the Panama-Pacific exposi tion, presided at the dinner, at which high tribute was paid to the popular soldier. Speeches were made by Charles C Moore. Thornwell Mullally. R. B. Hale and others. COOKING LESSONS END BY SALE OF UTENSILS Berkeley society women auctioned off the cooking utensils which they used in their cooking lessons in the Hotel Shattuck yesterday afternoon, bringing their course In the culinary art to a close. Just |125 was realised in the sal§ of the utensils and there was a balance on the books after all the bills had been paid. The money will be given to charity. "This shows that the women have learned economy," said Miss Mary Voorhies, tutor of the class, who was given an ovation by the society women after she had delivered her linal lecture. The auction was conducted by Mrs. B. P. Cornwall, Mrs. P. T. Robson and Mrs. Ellen Hildreth. PAGES 9 TO 16. BUSINESS NOSE IS WINNER Banker Hellman, Collector ol Rare MSS., Saved by Ex pert's Test Just before I. W. Hellman left San Francisco for a European trip bxst week his nose for business kept his artistic sense in bounds, and as a result saved him $600. Hellman's hobby Is the collection of original manuscripts by famous men —letters, speeches, notes, signatures. The day before he took the train he was sitting in his offlce In the Union Trust company building, pos sibly thinking of the good time he has coming digging !n the treasures of the Louvre, when a man who made himself known as a collector of rare curios called. LETTER BY LINCOLN The caller was a dapper gent, clothes English cut. He was of me dium height, wore a closely cropped red mustache and carried a cane. He talked with an English accent and knows where every one of Sir Joshua Reynolds' originals are hanging, and all that sort of art thing. The caller was in financial straits. He possessed an original letter from the pen of Abraham Lincoln. He would part with It for a trifle. Could Mr. Hellman see lt? Surely he could. Here Is the text of the letter: "Executive Mansion, "Washington, D. C, 1565. "To Major General Grant: Do not call at 10 a. m., as agreed to, but call at 11. A. LINCOLN." The letter was framed and had the look of age. TEST Exrosr.s FIXE Mr. Hellman was much pleased and decided he ought to have it. The man asked a mere $500. A business man In any extremity, the banker told the caller to leave the letter and to return in an hour and get his check. Hellman sent for Carl Elsenschlm mel. an examiner of documents, who made a test and declared the letter to be a photograph, printed on sepia to give the middle aged look, and that there Is not a pen stroke on it. The connoisseur did not return for his check. McAlpine Charged With Dynamiting C, W. Mc Alpine, wtio was arrested yesterday In Stockton, will be brought to Berkeley today to be charged with dynamiting a transformer of the Pacific Gas and Electric company's high power line In West Berkeley. The transformer in front of the Mc- Aulay Iron foundry was blown up the mornfng of September 1. Agents of the company caused McAlpine's arrest and have lodged a felony charge against him In the Berkeley police court. He is on bonds in Oakland, awaiting trial for assault with a deadly weapon. San Francisco's First Great Daily Founded 1856 Artillery Sergeant Seeks Death by Gas Sergeant H. F. Robinson of the Thir ty-eighth company, coast artillery, at tempted suicide early this morning by turning on the gas In a room at 1663 O'Farrell street. He was taken out unconscious and removed to the cen tral emergency hospital in a precar ious condition. CHARGES HUSBAND WITH CRUELTY AND DESERTION Supplementing a suit for divorce filed by Frank Kelly, a partner in Kelly's g-arage, a month ago in Mar tinez, Mrs. Polly J. Kelly today brought suit In the superior court here against her husband, charging him with having Inflicted mental suffering on her and with desertion. When Kelly brought suit at Martinez, Mrs. Kelly's attorney. Frank Powers, obtained a change of venue to this county. Instead of taking advantage of the transfer, Mrs. Kelly caused her attorney, Stanley Moore, to bring a new action In her behalf. Mrs. Kelly charges that she sepa rated from her husband in 1912 and has lived apart from him since that time because he failed to show the necessary sympathy for her w,hen she was 111. She states that her husband is worth 1150,000 and that the com munity property amounts to $70,000. accumulated chiefly through her ef forts since their marriage on Octo ber 14, 190! i. The wife adds that her husband's income is $500 a month, but leaves the amount of alimony to the discretion of the court. Mrs. Kellv is now staying at Kelly's rancho, Dan ville, Contra Costa county. NEWTOWN HALL FOR CITY OF BURLINGAME BURLINGAME, Sept. 16.—Bids for the construction of the city hall ranging from $19,900 to $24,000 were submitted to the board of trustees at the meeting last night. The contract will be awarded next Monday even ing. Tlie structure will be of the mission type of architecture and will be erected on a spacious site in Park road near Burlingame avenue. TIME CHANGES AND NEW PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE Effective Sunday, September 21,1913 From Ferry Station, San Francisco No. 42—Calistoga, Santa Rosa and San Ramon Passenger. Will leave 8:00 A. ML daily instead of 7:40 A. ML for Napa Valley, Lake County and San Ramon. No. 24—Tonopah "Express, leaving 9.00 A. ML daily, will carry a coach San Francisco to Sparks, where will transfer to train No. 4 for Ogden, connecting with Lmon Pacific train No. 4 to Kansas City. No. 60—Concord Passenger. Will leave 9:40 A. M. daily for Con cord and stations between. Service discontinued between Concord and San Ramon. Returning, will arrive San Fran- No. 558-62—San Jose-Watsonville Junction Passenger. Will leave 1:00 P. M. daily instead of 1:20 P. ML for San Jose via Newark, connecting at College Park for West San Jose ; Los Gatos, Wright. Glenwood, Felton (Boulder Creek), Santa Cruz. Aptos, Watsonville. No. 46—Sacramento Limited. Nov. Limited train for Port Costa, Benicia, Sacramento; will leave 2:00 P. M. daily, arrive Sac ramento S:OQ P. M. New train returning, will leave Sacra mento 11:00 A. ML daily, arrive San Francisco 2:10 P. M. No. 38—Stockton-Passenger. Will leave 2:20 P. ML daily instead of 4:00 P. M. for Niles, Sunol, Pleasanton, Livermore, Tracy. Stockton. No. 80—Stockton Flyer. Will leave 4:OO>P. ML daily instead of 5:00 P. M. for Niles. Pleasanton. Livermore, Tracy, Stockton. No. 192—Coast Local. Will leave 5:00 P. M. daily instead of 10:20 A. ML for Niles, Irvington. San Jose. No. 34—Avon Passenger. Will leave 5:20 P. ML daily, except Sun day, instead of daily, for Avon and stations between. No. 150—Martinez and San Ramon Passenger. Will leave 6:20 P. M. Sundays only, instead of 7:00 P. M., for Richmond, Martinez, San Ramon, Livermore. No. 6—Atlantic Express, leaving 6:40 P. M. daily, has daily con nection for points on the Fernley-Susanville branch. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays a standard Pullman sleeper is carried on No. 6 for Susanville, returning on No. 23, arriving San Francisco Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. No. 4—Express. Will leave 7:00 P. M. daily for Port Costa, Benicia, Suisun. Elmira, Davis, Sacramento, Roseviiie, Col fax, Truckee, Reno, Sparks. No. 81—Stockton Passenger. Will arrive San Francisco 10:10 A. If. daily instead of 10:50 A. M. from Stockton, with new connection from Calistoga and Santa Rosa branches. No. 29—Sacramento Passenger. Will arrive San Francisco 4:10 P. ML instead of 4:30 P. M. No. 21—The Statesman, from Sacramento. Will arrive San Fran cisco 6:30 P. ML instead of 6:50 P. ML. No. 9—Mail train leaving Sacramento 6:50 A. M. daily, arriving San Francisco 10:10 A. M., will carry a day coach. From Third and Townsend Streets Station No. 32—Watsonville Junction Passenger. Will leave 6:30 A. MT. daily instead of 5:45 A. M. for San Jose, Gilroy (Hollister, Tres Pinos). Watsonville. Aptos, Santa Cruz. No. 22—Coaster. Will leave 8:05 A. M. daily instead of 7:00 A. M. for San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy (Watsonville, Santa Cruz. Del Monte, Monterey, Pacific Grove), Paso Robles Hot Springs. San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. Los Angeles. No. 84—Scenic Local. Will leave 8:10 A. M. daily instead of 8:05 A. M. for Mayfield. Los Gatos, Felton (Boulder Creek), Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Del Monte, Pacific Grove. No. 62—Watsonville Junction Passenger. New train will leave 1:20 P. M. daily for Redwood City. College Park. W r est San Jose. Los Gatos, Wright, Felton (Boulder Creek). Santa Cruz. Aptos, Watsonville. Returning will arrive San Francisco 11:40 A. M. 0 No. 70—Watsonville Junction Limited. Will leave 4:10 P. M. daily, except Sunday, instead of 4:55 P. M., for Los Gatos, Felton (Boulder Creek), Santa Cruz, Aptos, Watsonville. Returning, will arrive San Francisco 9:50 A. M. No. 88—Los Gatos Limited. New limited train will leave 4:55 P. M. daily, except Sunday, for Mayfield, Los Altos. Los Gatos. Returning, will leave Los Gatos 7:20 A. M. daily, except Sunday, and arrive San Francisco 8:45 A. M. No. 50-59—Redwood City Passenger Trains will run between San Francisco and Redwood City. Will leave San Francisco 5:25 P. M. daily; arrive Redwood City 6:15 P. M. Return ing, will leave Redwood City 6:43 P. M., arriving San Francisco 7:45 P. M. Service discontinued south of Red wood City. THE FOLLOWING TRAINS FROM SAN FRANCISCO WILL BE DISCONTINUED No. 36—San Jose Passenger, leaving 7:05 A. .M. daily, except Sunday. No. 90—Santa Cruz Passenger, leaving 1:20 P. M. Saturday only. No. 42—San Jose Passenger, leaving 2:05 TV M. daily. No. 70—Week End Excursion, leaving 3:20 I. M. Saturday and Sunday. No. 69—San Francisco Passenger, irriving 10:35 A. M. Monday. No. 89—Santa Cruz Excursion, arriving 10:00 P. M. Sunday. No. 66-65—Between South Vallejo and Calistoga. Leaving San Francisco 9:00 A. M. daily, arriving Calistoga 12:15 P. M. Leaving Calistoga 1:30 P. M. f arriving San Francisco 4:30 P. M. Southern Pacific THE EXPOSITION LINE—I9IS SAN FKANCISCO: Flood Pulldinn Palace Hotel Ferry Station Phone Kearny 3180 Third and Towaaend Streets station Phone X a my ISO OAKLAND: pruadway and Thirteenth Street Phone-Oakland 1«3 Sixteenth St. Station Pbooe Lakeside 1420 First St. Statlou Phone Oakland 7«00 PRICE ONE CENT. FOUR JURORS PICKED TO TRY BIXBY Friday Morning Club and Vice Organizations Figure in Question^ LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16. —Four men ■were temporarily accepted; today as Jurors in the trial of George H. Bixby. Long Beach millionaire, accused of having contributed to the delinquency of Cleo Helen Barker and Mrs. Irene Marie Brown Levy. They are W. Mul teneoff of Monrovia, Emil Languard. R. H. Finney and Marcus Mercer of I'asadena. Bixby, who heretofore has kept out of court, was present today, and lis tened intently to the questioning of the men who will decide his fate. He was accompanied hy his son, Richard Bixby, a young man of about 24, and his attorneys. Three questions were most promi nent in the examination of the pros pective jurors. One was. "Is any member of your family a member of the Friday Morning club?" The second question was. "Are you a man of family?" and the third, "Are you a member of any organization active in the suppression of vice?" Judge Bledsoe Indicated early In the day that he will not permit the at torneys any leeway In their question ing Le Compte Davis conducted the. questioning for the defense, while Oscar I>awler frequently held a whis pered conversation with him.