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> • ; California Homes. . a o VOLUME 114.—N0. 111. 200 REPORTED LOST IN LAKE MRS. IRENE M. LEVY, WITNESS BIXBY FOUGHT TO BAR OUT DEATH OF PRINCE IS MOURNED HERE Princess Rospigliosi. Wife of Dead Nobleman, Has Many Relatives in San Francisco Prince Don Rospigliosl. head of the band of Mrs. Marie Reid Parkhurst of New Orleans and Boston, died in Rome, today. Princess Rospigliosl is well known in San Francisco, where she has many relatives. She was, a guest" of the George Whittells when she vls ■feers of* the princess' family who live Here are Mrs. Cyrus Peirce, a sister, an,d' t*o, brothers. Rowan Reid, who I? connected with the hydraulic de partment, of the Pacific Gas and jEJlectrle company, and Harney Reid, PRINCESS HERE Hi 1012 Prfneepg Rospigrliosl came here fr»m Rome in 1912 to attend the fcurial of her mother, Mrs. Josephine Rowan Reid, who was -interred at St, •That was the first visit made to San Fvasctaco by the princess since rfer marriage to the Italian noble man. She was married to Frederick H. Parkhurst of Bangor. Me., but later divorced him. In 1901 she met the Prince Rospigliosl and a civil marriage ceremony was performed. The religious sanction of the church, which the family demanded, was re fused. ° , MARRIAGE NOT SANCTIONED For nearly 14 years the princess, endeavored in vain to obtain from the r o led to Pankhurst she had not been ' °b J aj>tized. s commanded the little merchant brig General Arm.' which, in the harbor of Fayal. Azores, fought oft* ah attack by a of armed lamily of Kowans ana was reiaiea to the late Vice Admiral Stephen C. Ilowan, U. S. N. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL 4 Killed, 1 Missing And 20 Injured by Dynamite Explosion Dupont Works at Gibbstown Blow Up, Shaking Many Nearby Cities and Destroying Property PHILADELHPHIA, Sept. 22.—Four men were killed, another is missing and 20 were injured in an explosion at the Gibbstown. N. J.. plant of the Dupont Powder company at 9:55 o'clock this morning. The detonation shook Gibbstown. which is 16 miles below Camden, and was severely felt in the latter city and to only a trifle less degrees in South Philadelphia and the river side of Delaware county. Three of the dead men lived in Pauls boro, N. J., the other in Gibbstown, N. J. Robbed, Perhaps, 12 Days Ago, Man Tells Police the Details But Detectives Doubt Story of Ralph Chamberlain, Who Claims He Was Bound and Gagged Ralph Chamberlain,' 20 years old, who lives at the Golden Eagle hotel, 255 Turk street, reported to the police today that he was bound, 1 gagged and robbed of $47 by an unknown man September 3 0 while he was rooming at a lodging house at 249 Truk street. He alleges that he did not report the occurrence until today because he did not think it would do any good. Detectives doubt the truth of Cham berlain's report. Police Hunt Slayer Of Infant Found At Reduction Works i The police today commenced a rigid investigation into the finding Wednes day afternoon last of a 3 day old baby whose dead body was discovered among the debris at the Sanitary Re duction works, Alameda and Rhode Island street. ■ tectives Mooney this morning has stirred the police to visit all physi cians' and midwives' offices through out the city. The autopsy at the morgue showed that the bay was suf focated to death and Detective Earle is in charge of a posse that is bend ing every effort to locate the slayer. It is the supposition of the authori ties that the baby was born between September 14 and 17. FOURTEEN PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1913. VILLA EXECUTED, IS HUERTA REPORT Mexico City Hears Rebel Leader Meets Doom in Juarez i MEXICO CITY, Sept. 22. —General I Francisco Villa, the rebel leader, | known as "Pancho,"' is reported from I government sources* to have been cap- I tured at Las Paionias Thursday and executed Saturday at Juarez after a court martial. i»E\Y VTLLA KILLING EL PASO, Tex., Sept. 22. —P'rancisco Villa, Mexican rebel leader, is very much alive, at the head of his troops, 150 miles south of Juarez, according to the Information of Juarez military and consular officials and General Hugh I* Scott, commanding Cnited States border troops. Miguel E. Die bold, inspector of Mexican consulates, has returned here from Palomas, where Villa was reported wounded, a prisoner, and says the report was false. . Colonel Juan N. Medina of Juarez says he has heard that Villa is with his own troops at Caaas Grandeß, southwest of Juarez. Gen eral Scott has a similar report. MADERO'S ASSASSIN Sl-AIN WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. —Lieuten- I ant Colonel l-'rancisco Cardenas, al leged by the ' constitutionalists of j Mexico to have been the assassin of • Francisco I. Madero, former president of Mexico, has been assassinated, ac cording to advices received at the headquarters of the constitutionalists here today. Concord Ranchman Disappears, Friends Suspect Foul Play After leaving his home in Concord September 16 to go to Fruitvale, Paul T. Tate, a wealthy Concord rancher, dropped mysteriously from view and has not been seen or heard from since. He is 48 years of age, 5 feet 7 in< hes in height, 127 pounds in weight and has gray hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. His friends fear he is a victim of foul play. The disappear ance of E. M. Hubbard from'the Hotel Rex was also reported to the Oakland police by his wife. SENATE CONFIRMS FOLK WASHINGTON. Sept. 22.—The nom ination of Joseph W. Folk of St. Louis, former governor of Missouri, to he solicitor of the state department today was confirmed by. the senate. Flames Sweeping the Hills of Fairfax LETTER UPSETS THE MERRIAM DEFENSE MENED Ruling of Judge Bledsoe onj Testimony of Witnesses Favors Defense in Trial LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22.—Many of the handsome young women who, the J state declares, proved the undoing of | George H. Bixby, Long Beach mil- I lionair-?, took the witness stand in the trial of Bixby today and said they had met him and knew him quite j well. For a moment Bixby appeared] as the "Black Pearl," and then his j identity changed to King and final? .r j Tlie. defense scored a big point When Judge Bledsoe, after more than a half hour of consultation with the attorneys on both sides, announced that the young women who have been called by the state to tell their stories are not to be permitted to relate any of the events that they relatad to the OKI'KNSi: MAKES ADMISSION The defense kept the stories of the I young women off the records by ad mitting that the Jonquil was a very j bad place and that Bixby occasionally j appeared there. It was also admitted by the defense that Miss Barker did not bear the reputation the average young woman does. The young women called to the stand today were like Miss Barker, in that their complexions had sadly de teriorated since the grand jury probe, their dress was much quieter and their deportment very retiring. WITXOS AT 10 AS E But one exception was found. This was Miss Grace Redwine, who, prior to the opening of the trial, had amused herself by dropping out of sight occasionally. Miss Redwine strode smilingly to the witness stand, seated herself, crossed her feet and waited. She was handsomely gowned and appeared perfectly at ease. < * The spectators craned their necks to hear it all, and they did. The substance of Miss Redwlne's testi mony was that she didn't know whether she had seen Bixby at the Jonquil or not She smiled again and left the stand. The prospect of hearing the story of Mrs. Trene Marie Brown Levy proved a great attraction for spec tators. The line outside the doors of the courtroom wound in and out of the corridors and was 100 yards long. Court was called to order at 10:28. Judge Bledsoe ordered the jury to withdraw. He then said in brief: "I believe the purpose of the district 'attorney in calling other girl wit nesses is to prove the character of the Jonquil and that the defendant knew it. "There is a rule of law that evi dence which tends to prpve matters foreign to a charge on trial can not be barred because of possible preju dice. "However, the defendant admits that the character of the Jonquil was as alleged. Uiat Miss Barker was a young woman of questionable char acter and that Bixby went to the house. , "The prosecution has called other young women to testify to the char acter of the house and Bixby's knowl edge of it. "Should they testify to this, and in doing so testify of acts which might influepce or prejudice the Jury, the good faith of the court and dis trict attorney might be questioned. "Therefore, no testimony of other yrtnnt? women can be given which refers to alleged criminal acts oc curring only between themselves and the defendant." Mrs. Levy was then called to the stand to b« questioned within the Continued on Page 2, Column X Developments of Day in Merriam Suit for Divorce LONG Hit—laj letter which Captain Merriam said "let In the light" upon hi* life with his wife produced by the officer's attorney*. Defense taken off Its feet, and Mrs. Merriam's counsel nsk for adjournment of court to read the message. Xote tends to show relations of Mrs. Merriam with Major Clarence Murnhy. FOIL SCHEME TO RELEASE COULSON Pofice to Charge Seed Mer chant With Slaying; Woman to Testify in Hospital The police are ready to place a charge of murder against A. R. Coul son. the Market street seed merchant, suspected of killing two men and wounding Kntherine Gallagher in the Atlas garage Thursday morning Hearing that his attorneys, Levy A Lipmann, have taken steps to secure his release by habeas corpus, the offi cers have planned drastic action to forestall this move. Because of the lack of evidence against Coulson, the police depart ment had decided to leave Coulson alone with his thoughts until after the coroner's jury fixes the blame for the death of William Acker and George Kovack at the inquest tomor row evening. Coroner T. B. W. Leland and his Jurymen will be taken to the city and county hospital in the almshouse tract during the inquest, in order to hear the testimony of the injured woman, Katherine Gallagher, who was shot through the neck. Coulson was not subjected to the morning "showup" of prisoners. Every day the prisoners are paraded before the detectives. Captain Mooney decided it would be bad policy to subject the suspect to the scrutiny of the plain clothes men, thinking such discomfiture might steel Coulson against telling any thing. Early today it was learned at the central station that Ooulson's attor neys planned'a coup to free him. Detective de la Guerra, who is han dling the case for the detective bu reau, announced that the minute habeas corpus proceedings are begun the formal charge will be lodged against him. WIDOW TO TESTIFY An interesting development of the case is the expected revelation of Mrs. Julia Kovack, widow of the garage employe who was shot down, which is promised for the inquest. Mrs. Kovack was temporarily de ranged by the tragic death of her husband and is under observation at the detention hospital. Mrs. Mary G. Stafford, who accom panied Katherine Gallagher on the Joy ride and tour of the beach that preceded the shooting, was released from detinue yesterday. OM.Y WITNESS TO TESTIFY The appearance of the wounded woman, the only living witness to the triple shooting save the man who committed the crime, at the inquest will fix the lines of the police attack on Coulson. If she remains loyal to Coulson and refuses to Identify him as the man behind the gun, the police say it will be impossible to connect Coulson with the crime except in the most round about and unconvincing sort of way. AVERS NOTE III LIIU II U I *- "LETS III LIGHT" Captain Introduces Officer's Warning Despite Wife's Lawyers' Objection | A long missing letter interjecting a sensational turn into the divorce suit of Captain Henry C. Merriam. IT. S. A., supervisor of coast defense on the Pacific coast, was produced in Judge Graham's court this morning and took Mrs." Merriam's attorneys off their feet. This evidence, startling enough in itself, had force added to it later in the morning, when Captain Merriam toid of the "Hridescrejid goseip of of ficers at the Now Orleans posT con cerning his wife, which he heard when he returned from his field duty on the Texas border. The note tended to show Mr:-*. Mer riam's conduct previous to the return of Captain Merriam to Jackson barracks from the Texas border in 1911, and was written to the captain by Lieu tenant Halliday, post surfeeon at Jackson barracks, New Orleans, where Mrs. Merriam is said to have been indiscreet with Major Clarence Murphy, a member of the staff of the governor of Louisiana. "I.XT IX I.liaiT," ME SAYS Captain Merriam declared that it "let in the light" upon hie life with Mrs. Merriam. At the first hearing of the case it was missing, but was found during the long adjournment of the case, while Major Murphy was coming all the way from Paris to help clear Mrs. Merriam's reputation. The captain's attorney, Walter H. Linforth, presented it over the ob jection of Attorneys Barclay Henley and Judson W. Reeves for the de fense. They appeared to be taken by surprise and Henley asked a re cess of court so that he might read the letter. i i:iti:r is ADMITTED Linforth objected, declaring that he wanted to continue the captain's ex amination. Judge Graham admitted the letter and the captain's testi mony concerning It, subject to a mo tion to strike them from the record should they be found not material. A deposition from Doctor Halliday which Captain Merriam's attorneys sought will not be forthcoming, ac cording to Linforth. Lieutenant Hal liday is now at Jolo, in the Philip pines, and the cost of getting his deposition is too great for Captain Merriam's pocketbook. Linforth says that he relies on Halliday's letter in stead. t Al'TAlv TJEUAS OK SCANDAL Captain Merriam's' testimony tra versed the ground of the former evi dence given by him at the opening of the trial. He told of the friendship he had for Major Murphy, of the major's visits to the Merriam house at Jackson barrackß and of his im plicit trust in Major Murphy when he departed for the border. The captain said that when he re turned all the officers of his mess were talking of a scandal in which his wife's name was mentioned. He said that Mrs. Merriam* herself told him of t,his talk. Merriam said Major Kephart. com mandant of the post, told him of hav ing ordered Mrs. Merriam off the res ervation. Other officers mentioned by Captain Merriam as speaking of the scandal were Captain Lomax, Lieu tenat Keeler, Lieutenant Hanna, Lieu tenant Williams and Major Boce. Still the captain had faith in his wife, according to his testimony, and acceded to her pleadings that he aid her by appearing friendly to Major Murphy. I.*iter he went to Wasfcing ton and learned other facts which caused him to break with Murphy. Major Murphy sat in the courtroom listening to the testimony of Captain Merriam. Mrs. Merrian and the cap- Continued on Page 3, Column 4 San Francisco's Fir<st GreatDaity Founded. -1856 Good Pozishun for Sum One Who Kan Spel Kat Korrectiy CHICAGO, Sept. 22 There Is a good poilshun awaiting sum one who wanta to he a simplified spelling press agent at a liberal salry. If v want the job, al v hnv to do Is to be abl to think ordlnarlle, rite like this and poses the fol lowing qualihkashuns: I' must mear.ur up In general atninmeut and personalite to the avreg eolege profesor or skul superintendent. Be familiar in a general way with hlstry of spellng and the verdiks and arguments of fllo logikal skolnrs In favor of rek tifylng It. In other language the com mittee on simplified spelling of the Illinois Teachers' associ ation today announced that it necessarily needs men and women of scholarly attninment* to spread the simplified spell ing propaganda throughout the northwest and will pay liber ally to any one who can do the work. Dr. E. J. James, presi dent of the I nlverslty of Illi nois; Dr. A. \V. Harris, presi dent of the Xorthwestern uni versity: Professor Nathaniel Butler of Chicago nnlven»lty and many other prominent edu cators signed the general let ter that was sent out today. FOUR CITIES FIGHTING FLAMES Railroads Rush Special Trains to Scene; Blaze Beyond Control A big forest fire is raging in Fair fax Manor. The fire department of Ross, San Anselmo and San Rafael have been called out to aid the 200 inhabitants of Fairfax to tight a fire which had already burned over 30 acres of red wood trees at Fairfax manor. At 1:30 the fire was progressing rapidly toward the Bothin ranch. General alarms were sent out at 1 o'clock and the railroad is rushing special trains to the scene. It is believed l»y Manager Gray of the new inclined railroad at Fairfax that the railroad will be saved if the wind remains In the south. There is no water In the vicinity and the men are forced to fight the flames with fire trails, wet sacks and brush. The fire is beyond control. chief B. H. Schneider of San Rafael and Chief Henry Cartwright of San Anselmo have sent men from their departments to aid in subduing the fire. The fire is burning over territory more inflammable than that covered by the recent Mount Tamaipais Are, and although it is burning away from the town of Fairfax, it is feared that it will cover a greater territory and work more damage than the recent three day forest fire on Tamaipais. Volunteers have been called for from the surrounding towns. Paris Press Chilly To King of Greece PARIS, Sept. 22. —She Paris press today gave cool comment to the speech of King Constantino of Greece, lauding the work of French instruct ors in the Greek army. They believe that it does not offset completely the Greek kongs Berlin speech, in which He gave the German's credit for the effective discipline and fighting strength of his army. Congratulations on Second Decies Baby LONDON, Sept. 22.—Messages in great numbers were received today by Lord and Lady Oe' ies. the latter formerly being Miss Vivien Gould of New York, congratulating them on the birth of a second daughter. The child was born at Sefton park, Buck inghamshire, yesterday. VSXH CENT. SHIP LOST 111 RAGING SUPERIOR STORM Wireless Operator Says Com munication With 111 Fated Craft Stopped in Midst of Terrific Storm S.VJLT STE MARIE,'.Mich., Sept 22.—An unconfirmed rumor is cur rent in the Soo that the steamer Huronic, with 200 passengers, hat foundered in Lake Superior in one of the roughest storms experienced for years. The Huronic was due Sunday noon, but has not yet been reported. The wireless has been unable to get in communication with the Huronic since leaving Port Arthur. The operator on the steamer Tio nesta, which arrived this morning, six hours late, says he started a mes sage from the Huronic early Sun day, but suddenly lost communica tion: The Huronic is now 24 hours over due. The boat belongs to the North ern Transportation company. Smart Set Members Fight Chimney Fire in Burlingame Club White Flannel Trousers and Golf Skirts Soaked When Bucket Brigade Gets Action Luncheon guests organized a bucket brigade at the Burllngame* Country club yesterday and quickly extinguished a chimney Are which for a time threatened the $100,000 clubhouse. The most serious, damage* was to a dozen or more white flannel trousers and golf skirts which were soaked with water and blackened by soot. The blaze was discovered at 3 o'clock. The men and women at th» luncheon tables were promptly or ganized under the 1-adership of Stew, art Lowery and Raymond Armsby, who manned a hose on the roof. Mrs. Roosevelt to See South America NEW YORK. Sept. 22. —Mrs. Theo dore Roosevelt will accompany her husband when he sails for South America next month. Colonel and Mrs. Roosevelt will sail for Buenos Aires October 4 on the liner Vandyck. Mrs. Roosevelt will not accompany her husband through out his tour over the South American continent, but will return home in time to be with her family at Christ mas. The colonel will lecture in Buenos Aires on "American Internationalism* October 22. President Wilson to Visit at Princeton WASHINGTON*. Sept. -.'2.—President Wilson plans spending tomorrow in Princeton, N. J. He intends to go there to vote at the primaries anfl also to pay a visit to Princeton uni versity. He will leave here at £ a. m, tomorrow, returning in the evening. Secretary of War Garrison and Secre tary Tumulty will accompany him.