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BIXBY TRIAL WARNING OF MOTHERHOOD NEEDS FOR GIRLS SACRIFICED BYMAN —MRS. A. W. FRANCISCO Young Victims of Millionaire's Money and So cial Conditions Must Not Be Left to World's Turmoil After Hearing Is Ended, Says Leader of Los Angeles Friday Morning Club Mrs. Andrew W. Francisco Member <»f the Friday Morning club. frightened eyes, looking across a courtroom filled with 200 men, and beyond into a hall crowded by more men, with no woman in tight. This was what I saw when I entered the courtroom at the Bix by trial. And it was impossible not to wonder whether those men were all there for hu manity's sake, for justice's j-ake. or for the sake of morbid curiosity. It was impossible not to wish that half the room had been filled by elderly women toward whom those frightened eyes could turn in moments of distress, and who would have been there, not to judge, but to lend that subtle comfort of a tense of sympathy. EI.DFRI.Y HOMKX \F.EDED elderly women of such standing in the community, and of such demeanor. that their motives not possibly have been t questioned. "Without them the ordeal is unfair, even though all the technicalities of law are even for the girl and the man. There should have been these elderly women whom we trust and honor, whom It would be im possible to believe were there for morbid curiosity or notoriety —the true mothers who are ca pable of the larger motherhood which is thinking of the other Our California State Federation of Women's Clubs president, Mrs. Orr, has called organized club life and the federation "motherhood at large.'' This means taking care of everybody and everything Many people hold this partici pation of women in this trial as Intrusion and meddling. But motherhood is not meddling. It is woman's sphere, and we have come to believe that the life and soul of each motherless little girl is the business of all women. MILLIONAIRE BIXBY TO TELL STORY ON STAND Continued From Paife 1 restrictions laid down by the court. Deputy District Attorney Keyes Q. —When? A. —I went there on Q.—Do you know Cleo Helen Q—Do you know George H. Bixby? Q -I.tid you ever see Bixby at the Q. —Did you ever see Bixby with Mis.= Barker at the Jonquil? A. —Xo. .Airs. Levy was cross examined by Q.- —Did you ever live in New t&rU and know a young man named Miss Helen Nieblas. another young woman Bixby is alleged to have met Q. —How old are you? A.—Twenty- Ex-Democrat Opposes Democrat for Judge To Succeed Dooling Governor Johnson Urged by Friends of Hudner and Moore to Make the Appointment SACRAMENTO. Sept. 22.—A demo crat and a former democrat, both of whom figured prominently in Gover nor Hiram Johnson's campaign "for the governorship, are putting up an interesting fight in San Benito county for the office of superior Judge, made vacant by the appointment of Judge M. T. Dooling to the United States John S. Hudner, former district at torney of San Benito- county and a democrat, although he supported Gov ernor Johnson, is heartily indorsed by A. D. Shaw, editor of the Hollister Advance. Senator Frank Flint is advocating the candidacy of George H. Moore, formerly a democrat, but since 1906 known ap a consistent republican. Dynamite Suspect Is Tried in Assault Case C. W. McAlpine, Oakland electrical worker, was placed on trial before Judge Donahue this morning for as sault with a deadly weapon on W. P. Kilty. August 26. The district at torney's office expects to try McAlpine fin three counts for dynamiting prop erty of the Pacific Gas and Electric company in the east bay cities. HI RRIED TOO FAST, AIMWB Hurrying to send a telegram of' congratulation to Mr. and Mrs. Msl- I colm Whitman on the birth of their son. Edruunds Lyman, yourtW club-I man of Burlingame. was arrested for} eg by Motorcycle I'oliceman; Maurice Sheehan last night. He will arresting officer says was Miss Ethel! Crocker. ' I think the dying mother real izes all this when she leaves her girl, perhaps ungrown, alone to the world. Before today what can have hoen the thoughts of a mother who, so leaving a child, had not the consolation of be lieving that other women in the world will give her the mother hood she is losing? It is not alone the girls whose mothers have gone beyond their material call for whom we must care. How about the girls who are victims of "lost motherhood?" Whose tender souls have been heartlessly laid on the altar of greed by the women Into whose hands their honor and sweetness have been given? What higher duty can women have today than to offer the larger motherhood to these little victims? We realize that all the facts must be known in order to give justice to all concerned. And the courtroom is the proper place to hear and weigh this evidence. But the courtroom was a man's world against one woman. MAX HADE TRIAL I XFAIR It was a woman tried by those who are allowed the double standard they deny to her. And it was not fair. Even in the prize fight ring a man is allowed his»own seconds. Perhaps more women would be in the courtroom now except for the fear that their sympathy would be misconstrued and they would be unjustly classified. This was the impression I gath ered from the courtroom. And when I departed I carried with me, as I passed down the double line of waiting men in the corridor without the deep conviction that these girls must not be left, after the trial, to tliis man's world, but must be drawn by us into the world of the greater mother hood and given hope, friendship and a chance. Q. —When were you 21? A.—Last November. Q. —How long have you lived here? A.—Since January, 1911. Q. —Do you know Josie Rosenberg? Q- —What was she doing when you first met Mrs. Rosenberg? A.—She was running a bath and massage par lor in South Spring street. Q- —Did you ever see George H. Bixby at Mrs. Rosenberg's bath house? A.—Yes. Q. —How many times? A.—Twice, Miss Myrtle Adair testified to hav ing known Bixby as the "Black Pearl" man. He was Introduced to her as Mr. King. She admitted belonging to the underworld, and said that she had seen Bixby at the Jonquil. Miss Grace Redwine was the next witness called. She said she had been at ti.f Jonquil, but she was unable to identify Bixby. She was excused for the time being. She will probably be called later. Secret Divorce Suit Follows Beating of Hotel Night Clerk John J. Rogerson. Former City Of ficial, Alleges Infidelity on Part of Wife ■folin J. Rogerson, former superin tendent of street cleaning and brother In law of Michael Casey, filed secret suit for divorce today against Mar garet Rogerson, whom he accuses of infidelity. Rogerson was arrested August 12 after he had beaten George D. Troutt, whom he discovered In the apartments of ,Mrs. Rogerson at the Sequoia hotel, 532 Jones street. Troutt was formerly employed as a night clerk at the hotel and Mrs. Rogerson is part owner with Mrs. J. O. Toner, wife of the former cor oner. Rogerson used a heavy cane in the attack and his victim was sent to a hospital. When Rogerson went into the room Mrs. Rogerson fled scream ing. The couple had been estranged, according to friends. Rogerson lives at 422 Fourteenth street. 2,092 Salmon Cases Destroyed hv law Condemned" by the pure food de partment, 2,092 cases of salmon seized from the North Alaska Packing company were destroyed yesterday at tiie San. Francisco crematory under orders from -'United States Marsha I Elliott. Another large consignment of the salmon, known as the Archer brand, has been seized in St. Ix>uis, and government inspectors are search ing shipping points for more of the decayed canned goods. Hostler $100,000 Heir, But Won't Quit Job ST. LOUTfI Sept. 22. —Although heir to $100,000 left by relatives in Ger many, William Schmidt, a hostler, will not give up his job, because he likes his employera THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 22, 1913. EMPRESS FEATURES NOTED BY CARTOONIST FOR THE CALL Performing dogs, cats, roosters, a silly donkey) and a greedy little pink pig that handles a bottle as weft as a year old baby, furnish the headline entertainment ai the Empress this week- Sammy; Watson's Farmyard is the way the piece is scheduled, but you will know it by the laughs. Dorothy Rogers and company in a one act playlet entitled "Babies a la Carte," furnish the next best 15 minutes of entertainment. Other splendid features are the Bremcns in "The Imp's Playground " a local stunt; "The Melnotie Twins," in new songs; "The Malvern Family," acro bats; "Five Merry Youngsters," in songs and dances, and "Baron Lichter" at the piano. WATSON'S FARMYARD ACT IS EMPRESS HIT A wee bit of pink pig, gayly dressed in swaddling clothes and trained like a West Point cadet, is one of the fea tures in Sammy Watson's 'farmyard novelty circus, which leads the bill at the Empress this week. Then there are well trained dogs and cats, and trained roosters and pullets, all of which do their stunts like veterans. Watson's farmyard is one of the most unique animal acts in vaudeville and for a long time it was a premier fea ture of the London music halls and the famous Crystal palace. Yesterday afternoon he and his dumb actors brought genuine laughter from every part of the well filled house. One big red rooster crowed with so much humor that Watson had to bring him back for a half dozen encores. When the pink pig undressed himself the audi ence literally roared with mirth. Wat son does some good stunts himself, aided by a woman "policeman." Dorothy Rogers bears out her repu tation of being one of the most beau tiful women on the vaudeville stage. When she appeared there was a cran ing of necks in "baldheaded" row. With her talented company she pre sented the laughable farce, "Babies a la Carte," which deals with the trials and tribulations of a college youth, who, to gain possession his rich dad's money, pretends to be a married man with a family. Dad appears. The re sultant scramble for a wife and baby to make good before "father," and the concluding rain of babies of all colors furnishes much entertainment and laughter. Other acts on the splendid bill are provided by "the Malvern family, in feats of strength and skill; "The Five Merry Youngsters," in a portrayal of various street types; the Melnotte twins, two dainty girls who make a hit with popular songs; Baron Lichter, a wizard at the piano; the Bremens, in "The Imps' Playground," and some good moving pictures. Whitman Baby Is Heir to $10,000,000 By the birth of a son yesterday to Mrs. Malcolm D. Whitman of -New York, formerly Miss Jennie Crocker, California has a contender for the title of the richest baby in the world. More than $10,000,000 probably will be inherited by the child, as Mrs. Whitman's wealth was estimated at the time of her marriage to be at least that much. The nucleus of her fortune was the $5,000,00 left her by her father, the late Fred Crocker, and has doubled since by other legacies. In addition to this, she and her brother, Charles Templeton Crocker, own the St. Francis hotel, much Pa cific Telephone stock and many acres of San Joaquin valley land. BELASCO STAR IS HIT AT IMPERIAL David Belasco's most popular and charming star, Mary Pickford, in the filmatized version of Miriam Mlchel son's story of the underworld, "in the Bishop's rarriage," received its first presentation in this city at Grau man's Imperial theater yesterday and was a great success. So much had been published and read in advance about. Miss Pickford and her great interpretation of Nance Olden that an unusual amount of interest was aroused and the crowds who attended the Imperial yesterday were agree ably surprised. "In the Bishop's Carriage' 1 Is a fas cinating story of the underworld, that approaches tragedy and ends in ro mance. The story is probably one of the most widely read and as produced n filmatized form promises to create an unusual amount of interest among the amusement going public. The producers of "In the Bishop's Carriage" have In this latest effort given to the public a production the equal of which for detail and photog raphy has rarely been seen. Margaret Anglin at Columbia The announcement of the appear ance of Margaret Anglin at a local playhouse is generally sufficient to create tremendous interest in the en gagement, and in the present instance of that star's season at tlie Columbia theater even keener delight has been manifested by theatergoers. Miss Anglin is to be seen at the Columbia tonight for the first time in Shake speare's comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew," and a great treat is in store for those in attendance this evening and throughout the week, for this piece has been selected as the offer ing for the first week of the local engagement. As Katharina, Miss An glin will be given opportunity to dis play that marked histrionic talent that has so visualized the characters she has thus far chosen to offer dur ing her career as one of America's greatest stage artists. Woman With Babe Asks for Probation Mrs. Maria Vera Cruz stood before Judge Murphy in Oakland this morn ing with her 2 year old baby in her armt and succeeded in getting her case referred to the probation officer, despite the fact that she had heen found guilty previously by a Jury. She was convicted of having robbed Jose de Silva de Alphonse of $820, which he gave her to keep for him. It is unusual in Alameda county for cases to be referred to the probation officer, except where the defendant has pleaded guilty. The woman will be given probation or sentenced to the penitentiary October 20. CARTER, MAGICIAN, IS FEATURE AT PANTAGES When you go to Pantages this week it would be well to burnish your glasses and sweep all suggestions of cobwebs from your eyes; otherwise Carter the Great will mystify you al most out of your wits. As an illu sionist and mystifier he is said to rank with any magician on the stage to day. They say the great Hermann had nothing on Carter, who performs tricks In full view of the audience and with the electric lights in full blast. His tricks are almost uncanny in their elusiveness. The magician has a winning personality, which, combined with real talent, gives him the honors of the bill this week. Yes terday afternoon he was pretty near ly swamped with applause when he put on the famous "disappearing lady." in which a pretty girl is con fined in a trunk, from whicli she van ishes and reappers with lightning like rapidity. Then lie also has a multitude of other puzzling stunts of high grade. The production is beau tifully staged. Paul Pereira. former court violinist to the king of Portugal, furnishes a musical treat with his famous stringed sextet in a program of class ical and popular selections, which was repeatedly encored. John Lynch, known as the "Irish Caruso," made a decided hit in up to the minute songs; the Frank Mills players in a dramatic sketch entitled "Live Wires" were also received with favor. Vera Hall, wear Beatriz Michelena Alice Eis & Bert French California*! Fatuous Prima Donna "'Greatest Dramatic Danrm of the Ige."—"anih Bernhardt. Patrick Conway. Band of Fifty Pieces Arthur Aldridge Musette England's Forfmont Ballad Singer Dainty Dancing Violinist Frank Paret Director of Attractions and National Orchestra All of these attractions have been brought direct from New York. PAVlllllfftiiclWllHWlßE WSf«IWiS[FI.I6 , "IBMIS , ".IIiaiS PATHS OF OCEAN LAID BY MACHINE 'Mechanical Navigator' Keeps Ships on Right Course; Tests Set for Tomorrow Everything is In readiness for the first practical test of Captain R. T. Lawless' mechanical navigator, which will be made on board the Oceanic Steamship company's steamer Sonoma, which leaves this port tomorrow for Sydney, Australia, G. G. Reinlger, former midshipman in the United States navy, will con duct the test and try to demonstrate to the officers of the Sonoma that the device precludes the possibility of faulty calculations in computing the lengthy and involved mathematical problems which confront the navi gator. The invention is said to record the latitude and longitude of a ship and to act as a check upon the calcula tion made by the ship's officers, ob viating all chances of the personal errors which, say mariners, are re sponsible for a great majority of the casualties which occur at sea. In view of the fact that all mari time nations are striving to improve the safety of ocean travel, the out come of the trial test of the me chanical navigator will be watched with great Interest. If the test proves a complete suc cess, and naval authorities who have experimented with the machine, say that theoretically it is perfect, the invention will bo Installed on all ships owned by the Oceanic Steam ship company, and later probably will be adopted by the United States navy. Boy, 6, Saves Brother, 4, From Car Wheels Leaping in front of a speeding street car in Frultvale yesterday. Bobble Long, 6 years old son of Marshal T. H. Long, 3934 Aqua Vista avenue, saved the life of his 4 year old brother. Tommy. Both boys were about to cross the track ahead of the car. The older child realized the danger and stood back to let the car pass. The younger stepped on the track, and it was then that Bobbie leaped forward and dragged him back to safety. He was not in time to prevent the corner of the car from knocking the lad to the pavement and causing two lacerations of the hand. FORMER CONTRA COSTA RESIDENT IS DEAD Mr?. Mary Llewellyn is dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. H. Turner of 671 El Dorado avenue. Oak land. She was So years old and her death was due to the infirmities of age. She was formerly a resident of Contra Costa county, where she and her husband were large owners of land. Surviving her are four daugh ters and a son—Mrs. Turner. Mrs. A. O. Kerguson. Mrs. A. G. Sinclair. Mrs. LH. Cary and Reese Llewellyn. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock to morrow morning at Mrs. Turner's home. ANNUAL CELEBRATION FOR OAKLAND URGED A suggestion of an annual celebra tion for Oakland similar to the Seat tle potlach and the Portland rose fes tival was made by Captain W. I. Day of the state prison commission in an address in the Centennial Presbyte rian church of Oakland last evening. Captain Day suggested calling it a "spotless town celebration," or the celebration of the "meeting of wheel and keel." The speaker urged that the city officials name a week in every September for such a celebra tion. CALIFORNIA PIONEER BURIED IN OAKLAND The funeral of Mrs. Anna M. Schafer, a California pioneer, who died last Saturday, was held this afternoon at the home of her daugh ter. Miss Ella Schafer, 1627 Twenty eighth avenue, Oakland. Mrs. Schafer was 76 years of age. She came to California from New York on her wedding Journey in 1853, crossing the isthmus and enduring many hard ships. SERIES OF LECTURES BEGIN AT NEWMAN CLUB Students of the University of Cali fornia will hear during the rest of this term a series of discussions at the Newman club, 2630 Ridge road, on "Our Lord's Beatitudes" and on "Ethics," by Rev. Clarence E. Wood man and Rev. Thomas Lantry O'Neill, chaplain. The first lecture will be Thursday. I OAKLAND WOMAN INJURED Mrs. W. C. Ward. 1407 Alice street, Oakland, received concussion of the brain when she was thrown from a frightened horse last evening at First avenue and East Twelfth street. The horse became unmanageable at sight of an automobile. ing an X-ray gown, sang songs with Ed Raymond, after which they danced themselves to favor with the audi ence. The four Baldwins, ragtime singers and musicians, and Carmen and Roberts, novelty acrobats, round ed out the exceptionally good bill. House Cleaning Is on At Presidio Getting Ready for Troops $80,000 to Be Spent Improving the Grounds in Preparation for Brigade Post Rank "Clean up the Presidio" is the war cry about the big military reserva tion this week. More than $80,000 has been appro priated by the war department to further the work of getting the Pre sidio ready for the Twelfth infantry, which comes to San Francisco from Monterey about October 1. Fifty thousand dollars will be devoted to improving the grounds and in moving dilapidated buildings. The balance will be used in improving the grounds, at Fort Wlnfleld Scott. With the advent of the Twelfth in fantry the Presidio will be elevated to the dignity of a brigade post. It is probable that General Ramsey IX Potts will be made commander of the reservation. PAN-AMERICAN HOLIDAY PLANNED Oakland to Back Movement to Make Columbus Day One of General Feasting The Oakland men and women who are active in preparing for the Colum bus day celebration which will be held on Lake Merritt and at Lakeside park Sunday afternoon and evening, October 12, are planning to get back of the movement to make Columbus day a Pan-American holiday. The plan will be launched in Boston on Columbus day, and it is probable that prominent Oakland speakers will take up the project at the Oakland fes tival. The formation of a woman's aux iliary committee will take place to night in the roonid of the park com mission in the city hall annex. Among the women who will be present are Mrs. Hugh Hogan. Mrs. T. P. Hogan, Mrs. J. H. Roos and Mrs. J. H. Mellon. Herbert Hauser. secretary of the Pacific Coast union of the Amateur Athletic association, has agreed to help in the success of the water car nival, which will be a feature of the afternoon program and will follow the pageant of Columbus and his men making their memorable voyage of discovery, and the literary and musi cal exercises. The Oakland lodges of Red Men and the Daughters of Pocohontas are again to impersonate the Indians which Columbus found on landing in the new world. "DOMESTIC RELATIONS" SERIES ENDS TONIGHT The last lecture of the series on "Domestic Relations" held under charge of the New F.ra league will be given tonight by Albert Elliott in the blue room of the St. Francis hotel. Tickets may be obtained by applica tion to the league headquarters, room 81S, St. Francis, or at the door before the lecture. The law class of the league will meet Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the headquarters, Mrs. D. E. Schenck in charge. RESISTED AN OFFICER: FURRIER FOUND GUILTY August Haeslop, a furrier, was found guilty today by Police Judge Deasy on charges of disturbing the peace and resisting an officer. Haes lop was arrested Saturday morning by Corporal Peter McGee following an altercation on a Kearny street car. He put up a fight and it was neces sary for the corporal to draw his pistol. Haeslop said that McGee was under the influence of liquor, but the statement was discredited in court by the testimony of Chief of PoHce White and several newspaper men. William Goldstein, also charged with interfer ing with an officer, will be tried to morrow. 1 Call orWrite But Tell I Your Troubles to US |:! Quite a number of people are in the habit of complaining to friends that their gas or electric service is not what it should be. They "don't know what's the matter" —and they won't take the trouble to find out. If "Pacific Service" does not satisfy you, tell us about it. We'll adjust any difficulty immediately upon re ceipt of a complaint. We employ skilled men for that purpose only. j "Pacific Service" is "Perfect Service" I Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 1 II 445 Sutter Street San Francisco jjjjj GOVERNMENT ASKS TO DELAY TRIAL Contempt Case Against Secre tary Norcross Places Prose tion at Disadvantage To arrange for a postponement of the Western fuel case trial for a N'orcross, to be heard by the United States court of appeal, may be dis posed of a conference was held this morning between special government prosecutors Matt I. Bttltivan and Theo dore J. Roche and Attorney Samuel Knight, representing the fuel com pany. Cont rat y t., x,<- «•.• sumed by the corporation «ffl< Sals. At tlon to th* continuance 1I I ff< ■ - jnent prosecutors <;ont«ndfd v..,» the trial could not proceed ufitij !<-•:• >• Noreroxs produce* the toO'df* T1 - trial was set tar Oefcob«r 13 *<.i tie the continuance. Telegraphic advices frff*ii A * ' ■ < afternoon to determine wtmt tb* so cial prosecutors shall do. Oakland Engagement For Mrs. A. W. Scott After achieving marked Success during her week at the <Tlvoli thea:< r in San Francisco last week, Mrs. a. W. SJcott. San Francisco society woman, will bring her company t»» Oakland for a week's engagement, be ginning tills evening. Tit* two play-, "Magda" and "Mary Magdalene." will be her vehicles at the Macdonough theater. The Ladles' Relief association, the oldest society of its kind in Oakland. dent, will receive the proceeds from Mrs. Scott's appearance in Oakland. Maeterlinck's "Mary Magdalene" will be staged during the first portion Of the week, followed by Suderman * "Magda." 'The production is under the direction of McKee Rankin. The) costuming will be elaborate. 100,000 Foresters Are Coming in 1915 W. M. Klinger. grand chief ranger of the Foresters of America, who headed the California delegation to the Atlantic City convention of the order and won the 1915 convention to San Francisco, returned from his trip yesterday. There will be an attendance of mors than 100,000 members of the order at the convention here during the ex position, in the opinion of Klinger, who says the interest among the* delegates at the recent meeting re garding the exposition was great. Watch Sacramento to Catch Jail Breaker That James Comerford, the alleged pickpocket who walked out of the Alameda county Jail several weeks ago, will be caught in Sacramento is the theory of Sheriff Frank Barnet. The sheriff received word from Ed ward Whyte, state probation offh er, that Comerford was a hahitue of a saloon at Second and X streets In Sacramento, and the saloon is being watched in the belief that sooner or later he will returti there. Free Dental Clinic For Alameda Children Alameda county will have a free dental clinic for school children by November 1. if the present plans of the board of supervisors are carried out. A plea for the clinic was made* this morning by Mrs R. c. Young. Miss Bessie J. Wood and Pr. Linora Kibbe. who asked for an appropria tion of $5,000. The board looked with favor on the project and has heard the matter in committee of the whole," which vlll arrange the details.