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• PapeiV&r • [_ California Homes. VOLUME 114. —NO. 114. MILITIA CAPTAIN GONE; FUNDS MISSING U.C. GIRL GRADUATE SPURNS SOCIAL WHIRL FOR SHOE SHOP JOB Miss Frances Kett, U. C. graduate, who takes job in shoe store while awaiting opening in chosen work. Miss Kett, Awaiting Opening in Her Chosen Line, Is Floor Walker From the halls of learning to the marts of trade; from the utterance of philosophical truths to the crisp "For ward, please"; from' the whirl of so t'ial ;j:hl collegiate interests to the busy sale of the latest things in foot wear, has come Miss Charlotte Frances Kett of El Camino Real, Claremont, Berkeley. To be more exact. Miss Kett. who was a leading member of the class of ::. University of California, has ac cepted a position as floor walker in ihe shoe department of one of San Francisco's largest shops. For three weeks she has filled the place with satisfaction to herself and her employers, and declares that she is most interested. Miss Kett derides the idea that it is anything of phiian throplc Investigation that leads her to this work. To tell you the truth, I just wanted to pay for a new suit," she said jok- Cm tl sued oa Page 2, Column Z THE San Francisco CALL Peninsula Smart Set To See if Herschey's Nag Can Be Ridden Hillsborough Deputy Marshal Says He Alone Can Stay Aboard, and Constable Gets Cowboy to Try A difference of opinion between Deputy Marshal C. M. Herschey of Hillsborough and Constable Fergu son Owen of Burllngame In the mat ter of horsemanship will result in a bronco busting contest this afternoon on the El Cerrito* polo fields before several society people. Herschey has a saddle horse with a reputation for refusing to be ridden by any one but Herschey. William Tevis Jr., Walter Hobart and other polo players have attempted to ride the animal, with painful results. The constable chided Herschey, and Herschey in turn defied Owen to find somebody to ride the animal. Con stable Owen has obtained the services of a Burllngame vaquero to master the nag, and many big wagers on the result are up. SIXTEEN PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1913. —PAGES 1 TO 8 "I Penned No Scandal Says Mrs. Prewitt KYTKA CONTRADICTS MRS. MERRIAM PRISON NOW THREATENS SULZER Tammany Plans to Get Grand Jury Indictment —High Court Split ALBANY. X. V., Sept. 25 —Members of the court of appeals today came to an open break on, a vitally Im portant question bearing not only upon the final determination of the Impeachment proceedings, but upon a sensational sequel in which it is al leged that the democratic leaders, di rected by Patrick E. McCabe, are pre paring to push a criminal indictment in this county against Governor Sulzer the moment the impeachment proceeding is ended. The grand jury In the county will ass»)i)M" October 6. and it became known today that plans had already been made for evidence looking to the indictment of the governor at this session. NEAV TESTIMONY ADMITTED Another important development of the day was a ruling by Chief Judge Cullen that the board of managers could present additional testimony to that upon which the articles of im peachment against Governor Sulzer were based to show the commission of larceny and perjury. This de- rision, upheld by a vote of sf> to 0. throws down the bars to the prose cution to bring in a flood of new evi dence against the governor. The court adjourned at 12:30 until 3 p. m. ( LASHES WITH CHIEF JUSTICE Judge Hlscock opened the fight that split the court of appeals in two fac tions when he came into violent clash with the ruling of Chief Justice Cul len, in whicli Cullen held that the tes timony of Jacob H. Schiff and other witnesses might be admitted to show that Sulzer had not committed lar ceny by converting to his personal purposes campaign contributions be cause the witnesses had not limited the governor In the matter of expend ing the funds. "I have grave doubt, as have some others of the Judges, as to the admis sibility of that evidence," said Judge Hlscock, interrupting a discussion by counsel. CHIEF JUSTICE IS FIRM The big question taking with it the issue as to whether larceny had or Continued oa Pace 2, Colvsaa X SAYS WOMAN WROTE 'TO THEE DEAR' Expert Charges Captain's Wife Penned Lines on Murphey's Song Theodore Kytka. handwriting' ex pert, crashed through the defense In the Merriam divorce scandal this afternoon when he testified that the French writing on the face of Colonel Murphey's love song. "At the Grindln' of the Cane," was written by Mrs. Bessie Merriam, the defendant. When the love lyric was first in troduced into the case it was be lieved that Colonel Murphey b.Ad written baa inscription. A careful study of the form of the love mes sage convinced Attorney I,inforth, however, that the real meaning of the message was "For Thee, My Sweet heart, C,'" —the initial meaning Clar ence. Colonel Murphy's first name, and that the name "Bessie" at the end of the Inscription signified by whom the love note was penned. MRS. MERRIAM DENIES A few hours before Kytka gave his testimony Mrs. Merriam on the stand denied that she had written the love message or that she ha,d ever seen the inscription prior to yesterday after noon, when the honeyed ballad was introduced in evidence. She further stated that she was not conversant with the French language and denied that she had ever sung tho "Drip. Drip, Drip" melody in her home at Jackson barracks while Colonel Clar ence Waiwright Murphey, composer of the music, played the accompani ment. Mrs. Merriam admitted that she had studied French, but that she had been unable to make progress in handling the language. "Before leaving Jackson barracks and before your husband returned from Texas, did you sing this song with Colonel Murphey?" asked At torney Llnforth. Mrs. Merriam snapped: "I did not!" "Did you ever hear the song be fore?" "I did not. 1 never heard it or saw it before it was introduced here yesterday." "Is not the inscription on the face o fthe song in your handwriting?" SOT HER HANDWRITING "It certainly is not. You may com pare it with the handwriting on my letters." (Attorneys for the defense Intimated this morning that if Kytka was of the opinion that Mrs. Merriam wrote the inscription on the song after it was' dedicated to her they would re call Colonel Murphey and instruct him to divulge the name of the "Bessie" to whom it was dedicated. Questioned concerning the copy of a letter which Mrs. Merriam had intro duced— the celebrated "anniversary letter"—the defendant testified that she had kept copies of all letters sent to her husband on advice of counsel. "If you were sincere in writing these letters why did you keep copies of them?',' asked Linforth. "My attorney advised me to keep a copy of every letter I wrote either to my husband or any of his relatives." "Did you show your letters to your attorney before you mailed them to your husband?" "Yes, I did." "You showed your attorney the let ters in which you discussed those most intimate domestic relations and problems?" "I did." Supervisor Henry Payot to the stand to have him translate the French in scription that appears on the base of the musical score. Payot, who said he was conversant with the French language, translated the wording, "For thee, my dearest, or my sweet heart, or my beloved." Attorney Barclay Henley, represent ing Mrs. Merriam, facetiously re- Coatfaued oa Pas* 2, Calaata 1 "Beauty Patch," Eyes and Stock ings Must Match WASHINGTON, Sept. 25.— Mlaa Katherine Lockett, one of the prettiest debu tante* of the season, kax origi nated the Idea of hawing the beauty patches, which nbe wear* with evening frock*, match her eyes and her stocking*. Mlaa Mary Gbeen, another debutante, ntarted the fad of wearing atockinga the color of her eyas and now MU« Locket* hna supplemented It with the "beauty color." Mlaa Lockett wears the tiny beauty color, which Is scarcely larger than a pla henrt, high en her temples, half hidden by ber balr. FIRE FORCES FAMILIES TO FLEE Night Attire Parade Follows Blaze in an Apartment House in Berkeley Twenty-five families were forced to flee in their scanty night attire before tlames which threatened to consume the Alcatraz apartments at Alcatraz avenue and Adeline street, Berkeley, at 1:10 this morning. I But for the prompt work on the part of the Oakland fire department, which arrived first on the scene, the apartment house would have been burned to the ground. The fire started from crossed wires in the attic and ■ quickly spread to the roof and lower I story. Officer T. F. ONeil of the Oak- I land department discovered the flames i and secured the assistance of Corporal j Flynn and Lieutenant Curtiss. The officers, after turning in the alarm, rushed Into the place, awakened the sleepers and hurried them out. The officers had barely time to get the oc cupants of the 45 apartments out be fore the arrival of the fire depart- I ment. Among those who barely escaped suffocation from smoke were: Miss Marie Billedau. Mr. and Mrs. B. Hart well and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Otto. Every apartment in the house was occupied. The fire was soon under control and damage was nominal. JAIL SAILORS FOR ROBBING MAILS Systematic pilfering of valuables from the parcel post has been un covered in the arrest of three mem bers of the crew of the Panama liner City of Sydney. The men were cap tured this morning by Customs Guard W. H. J. Deasy, and much of the stuff recovered. Wllford Whorton, third cook, was captured with Imported French lace and dress patterns in his possession. Then followed the arreßt of Rafael Zunlga, officers' messboy, and Gur mensina Barrasos, coal passer. By pass keys, it Is charged, the men gained admittance to the mail cage of the vessel and abstracted valu ables from the parcel post packages. A large quantity of loot was recov ered following a search of the men's lodgings in this city. They will be prosecuted on charges of robbing the mails. Hetch Hetchy Bill Reported to Senate WASHINGTON. Sept. 23.—The pub lic lands committee of the senate to day reported to the senate the Hetch Hetchy water supply bill, to which the committee gave Its unanimous support yesterday. The bill waa placed on the senate calendar. CLUBWOMAN WEEPS IN DENIAL Answers Charges That She Wrote Anonymous Notes to Ruin Homes Charges that she is responsible for anonymous letters which have been causing perturbation in the homes of some of San Francisco's socially elect for the last two years have brought tearful and heart broken denials from Mrs. Elizabeth Prewitt, 2401 Jackson street, who has played bridge and been on intimate social terms with Mrs. Frederick Fenwlck, Mrs. Jessiw Bowie-Detrick, Mrs. Al exander F. Douglas, Mrs, Jamas Keeney, Mrs. Russell Lukens and others who have received letters. "It is all a lie, a lie of the very wonst type, and I can not see how any one, particularly women with whom I was on such friendly terms', could accuse me of such a thing." Absence of motive Is a strong plea on either side. "BOLT FROM SKY "—MRS. PREWITT "It all came as a bolt from the blue to me," said Mrs. Prewitt, when seen at her apartment this morning. "A week ago last Saturday I said to I Mrs. Detrick. who is one of my closest friends, 'I think Mrs. Fenwick is rather cool to me; I wonder what is the matter with her.' Mrs. Detrick said: 'It's on account of those anony mous letters.' "I had never heard the first word about it, and I asked what she meant. Then she told me that several per sons had been receiving these letters and that I was accused of sending them. You can Imagine how I felt lat such an accusation. I rang Mrs. J Fenwick up at once and asked her ' about It, and she said she had the j letters and that she. believed I had sent them. MOORE DIVORCE MENTIONED "I can't imagine why she should say that. I believe there was one letter to her and one to Mr. Fenwick. I don't know what the contents were, as I have not seen the letters, and Mr. Sweeney, my lawyer, did not give me the full text of them. I believe one of them was In reference to some matter connected with the Moore divorce case. "Mrs. Detrick got a letter about her assemblies, those little dances she is getting up for the young girls. She was obliged to cut down her list very much this year, and I think some one was annoyed at being left out and wrote her some kind of a letter." SEES ETERNAL. DISGRACE Mrs. Prewitt, who has lived In San Francisco for the last four years, came here from Lexington. Ky., her home. Before coming here she had ■pent several winters In Los Angeles. In Los Angeles Mrs. Prewitt lived In St. James' park with her daughter, now Mrs. H. F. Elliott, and was an active member of the smart set. She was an intimate friend of Count and Countess Yon Schmidt, Mrs. Dan Mc- Farland, Mrs. Stephen Dorsey and other society folk, and belonged to many fashionable bridge whist clubs. During the time of Mrs. Prewitts residence In Los Angeles an anony mous letter scandal somewhat simi lar to the present local case occurred there. Count yon Schmidt and If. F. Elliott, Mra. Prewitts son in law, eac hreceived such communications', according to Mrs. Prewitt's own state ment today. She said she did not re member what these letters contained, but thought they made mention of the suicide of Miss Louise Kasterdine of Pasadena. It is declared by Mrs. Prewitt s at torney that the story of his client having had anything to do with anonymous letters written in Los An geles during her residence there was first promulgated among San Fran ciscans about four wefts ago. When Mrs. Prewitt heard that she was charged with it she wrote to the man in the southern city from whom the Information was supposed to have come from and has from him a letter 6i denial that he mad* such & state ment regarding her. San Francisco's Great Daily Founded -1856 \ ?Who Did It? Ask Clubwomen She wrote to wives That their husbands Indulged in escapades Spent money too freely Had been unfaithful She wrote to husbands That their wives Were extravagant Gambled at bridge Neglected their homes TIL BARES IHMM SKELETON Wife Who Eloped Is Unaffect ed as Chauffeur Exposes Family Secrets Fred Pattison, the chauffeur who Is suing Nicholas J. McNamara for $25,000 for false imprisonment, took the stand in Judge Buck's court in Redwood City this morning and told a story of Jealousy and rage in the McNamara household at San Mateo preceding the departure of Mrs. Mc- Namara and her servant for an auto mobile trip through the country. Mrs. McNamara, the invalid wife, who has been reconciled to her hus band and Is now assisting him in the legal battle against the servant, made her first appearance in the courtroom since the trial began and listened without the semblance of emotion to the history of the family skeleton. Hardly able to walk, she was as sisted into the courtroom at the be ginning of the morning session by her husband and a trained nurse. ACCUSED OK JOY RIDING Pattison testified that early In March, 1912, he returned from an evening ride with Mrs. McNamara and was met at the entrance to the family home by McNamara, clad only in his underclothing and an overcoat. "He was either drunk or crazy," said Pattison. "He accused me of joy rid ing in his car and threatened to shoot me. He said that he had Captain Mooney watching me and then went into a rage because I had not taken him in the automobile to the home of Mrs. Perkins In Burlingame." In the cross examination Attorney Cunha obtained an admission from Pattison that he knew the family automobile was registered in Sacra mento in McNamara's name. He also tried to bring out that Mrs. Mc- Namara's illness was caused by drink and that during the trip to Portland and New York she was under the influence of liquor a great part of the time. Pattison denied this. HOUSEKEEPER DREW CHECKS Referring to the departure of Mrs. McNamara a"nd the servant for New York. Cunha asked if it was not strange for Mrs. McNamara to ship the automobile to New York hy ex press at a cost of $1,000. Pattison re plied that it made a big saving in hotel bills to get the machine there quickly and that it is the custom of George R. Shreve and other San Ma teo millionaires to ship automobiles by express. Cunha introduced canceled checks to show that Mrs. Perkins, the house keeper, filled out the checks and Mrs. McNamara signed them while they were on the trip. Wine Holds Record For Saving Appendices PARIS, Sept. 23.—The French mcd- j leal press remarks that wine drinkers i In the proportion of one in 200 are j suffering from appendicitis, whereas j those who stick to water are affected I In the proportion of one in 10. Fro- j fessor Jalaguier '•yarns against the! use of mineral wattir, cider and beer, ' and recommends tho grape juice of i biblical fame. j PRICE ONE CENT. MEN'S PAY VANISHES; OFFICER ACCUSED Artillery Commander Moore Disappears When Inquiry Is Ordered on Han dling of Cash Facing dishonorable discharge from the national guard and possibly fur ther disgrace after a board of in quiry appointed by Adjutant General E. A. Forbes reports on his official record, Captain R. B. Moore of the Second company, coast artillery re serves, has dropped from sight on the eve of an investigation into his. of ficial acts. Whispers of bad portent about Cap tain Moore that local militamen say have been growing like rolling snow balls recently brought General Forbes down from the forest Are zone in a hurry yesterday. With military precision General Forbes investigated. The ink on his name on the St Francis register was hardly dry be fore Qenerai Forbes had acted. IXQI'IRY BOARD SELECTED Five military officers of hTgh rank, with the power of a court martial, have been summoned to sit a a board of inquiry to determine the fitness for service In his position of Captain Moore. The board will meet at the armory on Van Ness avenue Monday night. In the slang of the general mess table, the board of re-examination is called a "benzine board." "Nobody ever gets by It," a military man ex plained. Only once before in the history of the national guard in California has a re-examination board, as it is known officially, been authorized. Following is the personnel of the board: Lieutenant Colonel E. G. Hunt, Fifth infantry. Lieutenant Colonel H. G. Mathew son, coast artillery corps. Major William G. Hyde, coast ar tillery corps. Major C. J. Mund, coast artillery corps. Major R. J. Faneuf, battalion chief, field artillery. For 14 years Captain Moore was commander of the California Grays, a < ontlnued oa Page 2. 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