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k %| irin iLftiZ^^ A CleaLii,Wholesome • Paperv/br • Calif ornia Homes - j VOUJME 114.—N0. 108. SULZER, DEFIANT, CHALLENGES HIS JUDGES GIRL, TREMBLING, TESTIFIES BIXBY HEAPED COIN ON HER Millionaire George H. Bixby sitting in court where he can look into eyes of girl accuser. MOUNTAIN FIRES MENACE PASADENA Plan to Draft Every Able; Bodied Man to Keep the Flames From City LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18.—With the forest fire in the big Tejunga canyon t now sweeping up the precipitous dark j canyon toward Arroyo Seco, menacing the watershed of Pasadena and 85,- f 000,000 worth of handsome homes of •wealthy families. Commissioner Sails- j bVry of Pasadena today declared that i within 12 hours he may issue a de mand that every able bodied man in the crown city go into the mountains j and fight the fire. Fifty burros are standing loaded j with fire fighting implements at the j Pasadena water works today ready to j taken to the head of the Arroyo | Seco. The lire is gaining on the fighters, j /.ll com-munitation between Pasadena) snd the fire district is broken. . RAMON* FIKK CO\TI\tKS SAN. DIEGO. Sept. 18.—Driven by i continued high southeasterly winds, •fe twa big forest fires started by Jlghtning a week ago irt the vicinity J of Itamosa are still burning today | ani may not be quenched until they I burn'jto the ocean. Forest rangers] and hundreds of ranchers and towns men, in the valleys are fighting to cheek the flames. MONTKLTTO NOT I.N DANGER SANTA BARBARA, Sept. 18. —Fires In Sycamore canyon near Beautiful Montecito and also the fire which •"broke out among the famous oaks in Hope ranch, near the Potter Country J club.'are under control today. m ! Aged Trinity Woman Dies, Reached 100 0 WEAVEIIVILLE, Sept. IS.—Mrs. Ffancesca Clifford, aged 100. was 4Wled here today. She was one of tlx- olßest residents in Trinity county and had lived here fiO years, for the last 40 years she was a widow. Miss Barker on Stand Says Millionaire Showered Money and Gifts LOS ANGELES, Sept. IS.—With eyes downcast and face colorless from ex citement, Miss Cleo Helen Barker, on the witness stand today in the trial of George H. Bixby. pointed to the Long Beach millionaire, who sat fac ing her. and said: "That is the man." Then in a subdued voice she told of her relations with him. The courtroom was crowded, but so still that the whirr of the electric fans could plainly be heard. Only two women were present. Miss Barker's appearance had changed greatly since the days she tripped lightly into the presence of the. grand jury to teli that body of .her experiences and downfall. Her face, which is ordinarily full of color, was blanched. Her lips, which usually are very red, were so pale that it was with great difficulty* that the eye could discern their shape. Her iikual jaunty air was missing. VOICE BARELY ABOVE WHISPER In the witness chair she tsat far to one side and her right hand was ever at her forehead, while her elbows rested on the arm of the chair. Her voice, usually musical, was but little louder than a whisper, and many times she was compelled to repeat her answers. When, after relating how she had met the man she knew as Mr. King, and had later learned that he was Bixby, she indicated which one of the numerous persons near her was Bixby by inclining her face toward him. Bixby, erect, his face showing no emotion whatever, gazed a moment Into her eyes and then her look fell to her feet. Deputy District Attorney Key.es made the examination as easy for her as he' could. He permitted her to use her own words in describing the events which are charged against the millionaire. *0\ A« < OMP* NIE-* BlXm Bixby was an early arrival at the courtroom. He was accompanied by Continued ok rape 2, Column A THE San Francisco CALL FOURTEEN PAGES —SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, VJU. 17 YEAR OLD WIFE ATTEMPTS TO DIE Deserted and Starving, Helen Ryder Tries to Plunge From Window With Baby Love and life are full of shams and disillusionny?nts, man to woman is unjust, unkind, and life itself is not worth the struggle necessary to keep body and soul together, according to 17 year old Helen S. Ryder, whose husband, William Clyde Ryder, de serted her last Sunday night, leaving her and her 11 months old baby to starve in a dingy little room at 1350 Webster street. Mrs. Ryder tried to end her life and that of her helpless child by jumping from the window of her mother's apartment 1917 P street, Monday night. She was prevented from car rying out her plan by her mother, Mrs. Harry Conrad, who clutched the child-wife's clothing as she leaped through the window. Mrs. Ryder, pale and emaciated from lack of nourishment, sobbed out her story of neglect and abuse as she sat holding her baby in her mother's apartment. Mrs. Ryder swore to a complaint charging Ryder with failure to pro vide for a minor child. Ryder, who is a chauffeur, is believed to be in San Jose. Mann Demands Probe of Democrats' Fund WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. —Minority Leader Mann offered a resolution in the house today demanding an inves tigation of the assessment by the democratic congressional campaign committee of $100 on each democratic member of congress. Mann stated that this was in violation of sections 118 and 119 of the federal criminal statutes. The resolution was sent to Utt committee on the elections. Send Us to Mexico, Demand Refugees HUNT KIDNAPED BEAUTY IN SAN FRANCISCO CHARGE U. S. MADE HUGE BLUNDER j Americans Taken to San Diego Call on Bryan to Send Them Back LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18.—Amer icans who were rushed, under secret orders from Secretary of State Bryan, from the Yaqui valley, and who ar rived in Los Angeles today, framed a letter to Washington demanding from the United States government that— They be immediately returned to Mexico under American protection. Their perishable property, which they were compelled to abandon and Which they value at approximately $1,000,000, be protected until they re turn. Their heretofore perfectly peaceful relations with the Mexicans be not again exposed to violation of faith, which they declare Mr. Bryan's orders to be. The letter will be sent to Secretary Bryan tonight and the individual because of the false impression they will return to Mexico immedi ately, regardless of the government; that they believe the government should be compelled to protect them, members of the party assert that under which it forced them to leave. "This is the most stupendous blun der the United States government has ever made," declared Harry C. Origsby 1 of Sonora. USED READY TO QUIT VERA CRUZ. Sept. 18.—Special En voy John Lind. the personal repre sentative of President Wilson, re ceived a long cablegram from the state department today. Reports are current today that the dinner given last night by Mr. Lind at the Terminal hotel for Rear Ad miral I letcher, U. S. N., was in the nature of a farewell affair. It is intimated that If the United States refuses to honor Huerta's de j niand that United States warships be j removed from Mexican waters by No- I vember 1 the Mexicavn government will carry the question to The Hague. Chinese Convicted Of Killing Japanese Yee King, whose killing of Y. Mizu hara, alias Big Frank, started a three months' tong war between the Blng Kongs and the Suey Sings, was found guilty of murder in the second de gree by a jury in Judge Cabaniss' court this morning. Sentence will be imposed Saturday, the jury rec ommending mercy. > Yee King shot, the Japanese on March S, and the death list readied 13 before the tongs were nt peace again. , / Commission Will Cut Telephone Rates That the state railroad commission will shortly announce a new schedule of rates for long distance telephone calls to be charged by the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph company in this state was the statement made by Commissioner Max Thelen to the members of the Unitarian club of Ala meda last night. He declared that the long distance telephone tolls charged at the present time are much too high and that the corporation is earning 14 per cent on its invest ment. Flames Wipe Out Exhibits at Big Ghent Exposition GHENT, Belgium, Sept. 18.—Enor mous damage was done here today by a fire on the grounds of the Ghent exposition. The flames originated In a restaurant and destroyed fonr neighboring exhibition buildings. All the exhibit* were destroyed. Bandits Take Auto, $2,000 and Jewels; Caueht in Battle TOLEDO, 0., Sept. 18.—Her. man C. G. l.uytien and port; of five of St. Lonls on a mo tor trip weat were held np ni [he point of revolvers hy htgh (Tfl)infn near Bryan, 0., rurlj today and robbed of their auto mobile. 92,000 In eaah, a gelt parse and a considerable quan tity of jewelry. The three ban nits MTTOoped down upon tlx party In a high powered auto mobile and after stripping th< tlctims of all their valuable! left them to wnlk Into liryan [)., while they aped away in th< two maehlatea. Later the ban dits were captured by a sher iff's poaae after a pitched bat tle. MONEY BILL PASSED BY HOUSE Currency Reform Measure Goes Through by Big Ma jority of 296 to 84 WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.—The house today passed the Glass banking and currency reform bill by a vote of 236 to 84. Previous to final action on the bill the house, by a vote of 298 to 69, indorsed the special clause that none of the provisions of the measure shall be interpreted as repealing the gold standard act. The negative vote waa cast chiefly by the democrats. The house also defeated by a vote of 268 to 100 a motion to recommit the measure and insert a provision prohibiting interlocking directorates. The motion to recommit was offered by Representative Walters, a Penn sylvania progressive, and received the suport of the radical elements of all three parties. When the bill came up today for final passage, the parliamentary situation was that any member could demand a separate record vote on any of the amendments offered by the banking and currency committee dur ing consideration in the house. Only three democrats voted against the measure. They are Elder of Louisiana, Calloway of Texas and Witherspoon of Mississippi. Will Make Alcatraz Finest Immigration Station in America It is definitely decided that Aloa traz island is to be abandoned as a military prison and converted into the most modern immigration station in America. This announcement was made this morning by prominent army officers. So fur. the war department has confined Itself by saying that Alcatraz "may" be given over to the immigration project. Plans have been drawn up for the erection of a de tention barracks at Fort point, where purely military prisoners will be con fined under a new system of train ing. Soldiers convicted of penal of fenses will be sent to Fort Leaven worth. The barracks will cost about 127,000, including a steam heating plant. Commissioner General of Immigra tion Caminetti said recently that Al catraz was 50 per cent better adapted to an immigration station than Ellis island,* New York, because each cell is separate and fitted with baths and conveniences. Those detained would not have to be watched, as there can be no escape from Alcatraz. Terrifies Mourners, Insane Man Arrested After terrifying mourners from the Mountain View cemetery, Oakland, yesterday for several hours. Albert Cobele. believed to be insane, was arrested by Captain J. F. Lynch and a posse of police officers. lie is being held at the Oakland receiving hospital for observation. GIRL TRACED FROM HOME TO TRAIN Depot Agent Recognized Ger trude Bettencourt in Com pany With Woman SAN JOSE. Sept. 18.—Gertrude Bet tencourt was enticed away from Santa Clara by a woman operating for a white slav» ring either in Oakland or San Francisco, believes Constable Lyle, who has been investigating the dis appearance of the 15 year old ranch er's daughter last Tuesday. Since the event was reported to him by the girl's father, Manuel Bettencourt. yesterday morning he has enlisted the aid of city and county officers here and in tbe bay cities. Posses have been organized to con duct a search, and independent efforts arvi being made by the girl's friend* and relatives to locate her. Constable Lyle is convinced that the girl was taken in charge by a woman at the Santa Clara station and brought north on a train late Tuesday after noon. According to the story of the ticket agent, L. R. Bains, the girl fell into conversation with an unknown woman in the waiting room, and soon after asked Pains concerning the fare to San Francisco. On returning to talk again with the woman. Gertrude Bettencourt was Continued on Page 2, Column 4 Fashion Calls for Hipless Women; All Must Use "Galluses" Same - Shape - All - the - Way - Down Styles in Lingerie Demand Sup- ' port All Their Own NEW YORK, Sept. 18.—The latest novelty In women's clothes to reach New York Is the new French lingerie for the hipless woman, the same shape all the way down, the effect of which makes necessary wearing suspenders, not the kind worn by men. but a dainty creation fashioned of soft ma terial to match the particular article to be supported. Tho decree has gone out from the Rue de la Palx that all women must be hipless. and of course something' must be found to hold up the dainty undergarments. The latest French models to reach New York show pantaloons fashioned after the style of knickerbockers, fit ting close to the limb, but not gath ered at the knees. These are a mix ture of lace and crepe de chine, but those who should know say they ere smaller than ever before worn by the American woman. A chemise of the same material is made to slip on over the head, and this resembles a long, straight sack more than a dainty article of wearing apparel. In order to keep the gar ment close to the figure a belt is placed just below the bust in empire fashion. School Girl Gone; Police Asked to Aid Relatives' Hunt The police" today were asked to hunt for Lillian Bessie Hanna. 17 years old, a student of the Lowell high school, who left the home of her uncle at 103 A Fillmore street yester day morning. After the girl had os tensibly departed for school, Samuel Hanna, the uncle, found a note in the girl's writing, in which she said she was going away to obtain a position and asked her relatives not to worry. At the Lowell high school it was learned that the girl had not recently been attending regularly. She is described as ti feet 5 inches in height, weight 100 pounds, slender and complexion light. San Francisco's Fixvst Ore at Dai\y Founded -1856 Famous Cases of Impeachment in Nation's History 1797—William Bloant, senator from Tennessee, impeached by the lalted state* senate for treason, expelled and the pro ceedings dropped. 1803—Federal Judge Joha Pickering Impeached for drunk enneaa. Acquitted. 1803—Judge Samuel Chaae impeached for a misdemeanor and "overbearing conduct. - ' Ac quitted. I*3o—Federal Judge James H. Peck Impeached for "arbi trary conduct." Acquitted. 1862—Judge Weat H. Hum phrey* of Tennessee Impeached for rebellion, convicted and re moved from office. 1802—Governor Charles Rob inson of Kansas Impeached for improper conduct In connection with the sale of state bonds, acquitted. 1808—President Johnson im peached for "high crimes and misdemeanors." Acquitted. 18*8—Governor Harrlaon Reed of Florida Impeached for "false hood and lying in official mat ter*." Impeachment dropped. 1870— Governor William H. Holden, North Carolina. Im peached for Illegal Imprison ment and declaring- counties la a state of Insurrection. Re moved from office and dlsquall ned from again holding office. IS7l—Governor Powell Clay ton of Arkansas, impeached for conspiracy to remove lieutenant governor from office. Proceed ing* dropped. 1871— Governor David Butler of Nebraska impeached for hav ing misappropriated g16,000 of state funds. Removed. 1872— Governor Henry C. War moth of Louisiana Impeached on charges that he offered a 950,000 bribe to Lieutenant Governor Plnrhback. Term ended hefore trial) Impeachment was dropped. 1876—Governor Albert Ames of MtMalMslppi Impeached on charges that he defrauded the state of 932.750 In connection with prison labor contracts. He resigned and the charges were dropped. AUTO TRUCK IS DOOLEY SUSPECT Machine in Redwood Garage Believed to Have Killed Woman on Highway An automobile laundry truck, aban doned in a Redwood City garage Sep tember 7 and bearing unmistakable signs of having struck some object with terrible force, leads the author ities of San Mateo county to believe that they have found the machine which killed Mrs. Gale Dooley on the ocean boulevard early on-the morning of September 6. One lamp is missing from the front of the truck and the radiator on the same side shows a dent as of some heavy impact. The car contains news papers of September 6 and 7 describ ing the death of Mrs. Doley and tell ing of the search for the slayers. The truck, which was found by Sheriff J. H. Mansfield in the Peninsula Auto mobile company's garage at Redwood City at non today, has the name, "Temple Laundry company, inc.," painted on both sides oi' the large black top and carries the state reg ister number 57.665. The Temple Laundry company is said to be a San Jose concern. According to William Chabbuck. manager o fthe garage, the truck was left in his place early in the morning of September 7 by two young men. Who declined to give their names and said they would call later. He has been holding the car for the owners ever since. Sheriff Mansfield imme diate! y communicated with Sheriff Arthur Langford of San Jose, who has started a search for the two men who deserted the car. Folk of Missouri In State Department WASHINGTON. Sept. 18.—President Wilson today sent to the senate the following nominations: Joseph W. Folk of Missouri, to be solicitor of the state department; (.'lay Allen, to be United States attorney for the western district at Washington. PRICE ONE CENT. GOVERNOR IGNORES COURT'S ORDER First Day's Session of High Impeachment Body Breaks Up When Defendant Refuses to Appear ALBANY, N. T.. Sept. 18.—William Sulzer, governor of the state of New York, at the outset of proceedings designed to remove him from orrrclal positio.n, de(Jed the high court of im peachment Itnd declined to recognize its authority to sit. This action came after 48 members of the senate and nine judges of the court of appeals had solemnly consti tuted themselves a court to try the governor. The members had been sworn, the court had decided that all nine of the present members of the court of ap peals should sit as judges, counsel for Governor Sulzer had objected to the sitting of the members of the Fraw ley committee as a part of the court and the preliminary organization had been completed. Then it was that Chief Judge Edgar M. Cullen decided that Governor Sul zer be called to the bar. And then it was that Sulzer, offer ing through his counsel merely a formal appearance, which did not rec ognize the right of the court to sit, failed to respond to the call. In these circumstances the court, which had convened at 12:03 p. m., adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow. At that time the committee of three will report rules for the procedure of the court and the great legal contest will be formally put In motion. The court, as it is constituted, con tains a total of 57 members. Two thirds of these, or 38 votes, will be necessary for a conviction. The judges of the court of appeals will not first express their views but will vote upon each proposition merely as individual members if the court. A cunning political plot, designed to postpone the impeachment until the November election has passed, was today discovered ju3t as the stage setting was complete for the solemn and imposing arraignment at the capital. For that purpose the senate and as sembly today got emphatic orders to get In session two hours earlier than had been planned. The impeachment charges now con- Contlnued on l'age '-. Column 6 Opening Sale Next Sunday Forest Hill Court Adjoining Forest Hill THE BAY VIEW TRACT 3 minutes from Twin Peaks Tunnel. Come Sunday and get an early choice. Hayes- Market ear direct. Autos take 7th ay. through Forest Hill. Newell-Murdoch Co. 30 Montgomery St.