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• Papeiv/br • C alifornia Homes. J V 1 VOLUME 114.—N0. 115. SULZER ACCUSED BY MORGANTHAU WIDNEY FLEES, OVERPOWERS GUARDS DEPUTY IS KILLED IN THRILLING MAN HUNT Special Trains Carry Hun dred in Chase for Trio of Boy Train Robbers: Safe Is Dynamited COTTONDAL.E. Ala.. Sept. 26.—A man about 25 and two boys said to be ; not more than 18 are being hunted by j more than 100 armed deputy sheriffs and farmers, as the robbers who held j up the Alabama Great Southern fast express train at 1 o'clock this morn ing near Blbbyville. The three young bandits stole the front section of the train and after a wild run of 30 miles blew the ex press safe and escaped with $50,000 in cash and itegotiable papers. Deputy Sheriff Brown of Birming ham was shot and killed by a deputy sheriff of Montgomery county. The Montgomery posse mistook the depu ties wtth whom Brown was search ing for the robbers and fired into j the party. Special trains carrying deputies were on their way to the scene of the holdup from Birmingham. Mo bile and Montgomery. The last defi nite report they had of the bandits was from Sheriff Palmer at Tusca loosa, Ala., where the engine and two cars sped through the town at a rate of 60 miles an hour. »Ftrl flfl 1 !' M SIGXTAiai I<;\ORED Sheriff Palmer, who had been noti fied of the robbery, attempted to flag the train to a stop at Tuscaloosa. The bandits ignored the signal. Sheriff Palmer fired at the engine. ! From the first car came a fusillade of j shots in reply. Palmer was picked up a few mm- ! utes later on a special train carry ing arrived men and bloodhounds to trail the bandits when they should i abandon the train. >.Vt the time of the robbery a negro porter who came forward from a Pullman sleeper fought with one of the younger bandits. The negro was ; overpowered and compelled to un couple the passenger coaches from the front cars of the train. The fast express train was brought to a stop by Engineer R. W. Daniels i when he saw a red block signal ahead. ! One of the boys, wearing a mask that • overed all of his face except his eyes, covered Daniels and the fireman with a revolver and compelled them to climb to the ground. L» L- Poole, the express messenger, was eating his lunch when the man and one boy entered* the car. Poole did not see that they were masked. "Go on away," he ordered. "I'll throw this hot coffee on you." He was about to carry out his threat when a bullet grazed his cheek. He fell to the floor, thinking at first he was fatally wounded. MAIL <LERKS LIVED IP Six mail clerks were ordered out of their cars and lined up along the right of way with their hands in the air. Before he was ordered to jump to the ground. Messenger Poole was risked by the older bandit to move a irate containing two dogs from near "We arc going to blow that, and we don't want to hurt the dogs," said the robber. When he jumped from the car Poole caught !iis foot in a cattle guard and was painfully hurt. The other men, who were working in the "xpress and valuables. The doors of the cars were locked j ny the conductor. Then he walked j hack to Woodstock, moie than thrse j miles, and reported the robbery. i THE San Francisco CALL Scandal Threatened By Death of Young, Beautiful Dancer PARIS. Sept. 29. —Police Pre fect Henniaa today forbade the burial of the body of 20 year old Pierrette Flurrio, dancer nnd cabaret singer, nbo died front an o» erdose of ether la her apartment)* In the fashionable suburb of Let telnet. A acandal Ik threatened, a* servants la the singer's employ have told the police of wild orgies. \ames famous throughout Europe and America were mentioned, but the police said these would be kept secret. Pierrette was an Inveterate user of ether, smoking each day from !>o to 100 Turkish cigar ettes soaked in opium. Th«- dead girl was one of the leading figures In the night life of Pnris. She was a statnenqnc brnnette of striking beauty. She squnndered nearly 5z.~0.000 an nually. Mme. Susanne Rard» lle, a well known French actress. lived with Pierrette. 'PROSECUTE' DARES MRS. PREWITT Defies Women to Bring Open Charges of Sending Anonymous Letters "If you think Mrs. Elizabeth Prewitt wrote those anonymous let ters, make an open charge of It." That is the defi hurled at Mrs. Fred M. Fenwick. Mrs. Alexander Eraser Douglas. Mrs. N. Van Dyke Jones and Mrs: Jessie Bowie Detrick by James Sweeney, attorney for the accused Francisca club woman. MRS PREWITT CONFIDENT Her southern blood boiling at the indignity of the accusation, Mrs. Prewitt is so confident of her eventual freedom of the black suspicion that today she offered any one who cared to have it a specimen of her hand writing. "If you can have any better luck than my attorney, I wish you would compare that with the writing of the letters they accuse me of inditing," she said. "When these accusations were first made against me I visited the district attorney's office and was advised that I could not start proceedings against any until formsl charges had been made against me." Attorney Sweeney does not feel at all kindly toward William F. Hum phrey, attorney for Mrs. Fenwick and the other society women who were visited by the anonymous mischief makers, for the attitude taken In the situation. Sweeney thinks the quickest way out of the trouble is by a careful comparison of the chirograph}- of the notes in question with exemplars by Mrs. Prewitt. "They have only four letters," Sweeney said. "I saw the address on one, but I couldn't even get a photograph of that. I don't know much about handwriting, but from what I saw I don't see much resem blance to Mrs. Prewitt's even hand." Detective Sergeant Ryan Near Death Suffering from kidney and stomach trouble. Detective Sergeant Thomas Ryan, one of the best liked officers in the local department. Is reported today as dying at his home, 1565 Fol som street. Ryan lias been 111 for more than three weeks. Sergeant Ryan was horn in Ireland in 1857 and appointed to the San Francisco police department Novem ber 2, 1888. Up to the time of his illness he served as night captain of detectives He has :tn enviable rec ordy having never appeared on charges before the police commission since his appointment. t | SIXTEEN PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, -1913. —PAGES 1 TO 8. MISS LYONS SUSPECTED IN PLOT Wealthy Broker Escapes Bel mont Sanatorium After Mys terious Telephone Call I Another chapter in the book of life linking Robert J. Widncv, Los An- I greles realty broker, with Miss Viv ian Lyons following their suicide pact some weeks ago. when the woman lost her nerve after Widney had swallowed a quantity of chloroform, was revealed today when it was an nounced that Widney had overcome two guards in a sanitarium at Bel mont' escaped and was believed to be somewhere in this city. According to District Attorney Fickert, who is investigating, Widney was taken to a sanatorium at Liver more following his unsuccessful at tempt to die, and was later removed to a similar institution at Bolmont. Two days ago, it appears, Widney received a mysterious telephone mes sage, believed to have been from the Lyons woman. Shortly after the tele phone Incident Widney took advan tage of an opportune moment, over powered his two guards and made his escape. He is believed to have head ed directly for San Francisco and to be now somewhere in hiding in the city. Miss Lyons is convalescing at the McNutt hospital. The police are keeping a close watch on the institution, believing that Widney will sooner or later make an effort to see her. Baby McLean Now Has Seven Nurseries WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. —Mrs. Thom as F. Walsh, who is considered first In society since the death of Mrs. Levi Z. Lelter, has leased the palatial Lathrop estate for the coming season. Vinson McLean, the world renowned McLean baby, will now have another nursery added to his present six. for his Grandmother Walsh is devoted to the heir of the Walsh-McLean mil lions. Mrs. Vaughn, Accused, Missing, Say Police Mrs. Mary E. Vaughn, indicted by the grand jury eight days ago on a charge of attempted grand larceny, can not be found by the police who are searching for her with a bench warrant for her arrest. Mrs. Vaughn, a social worker, is accused by Judge Robert Widney of Los Angeles of at tempting to secure $500 from him to have the case against A. B. Widney dismissed. Seventh Seaman Held For Mail Robbery All Haydee, a Persian fireman on the steamer City of Sydney, was ar rested this morning for participating in the robbery of the French parcels post on the run between Panama and San Francisco. This 1 brings the total of members of the crew arrested up to seven. Auto Crash Kills Nobleman and Wife VALENCIA. Sept. 26. —Marquis de la Calcade of the Spanish nobility and his wife were killed in an automobile accident near here today. The car In which they were riding skidded and struck a tree. Four others in the car were badly hurt. Conspirator Admits / Plot to Kill Premier LISBON. Sept. 26. —One of the five men arrested yesterday for plotting against the life of premier Costa of Portugal confessed today. This man, .laime Aitgusto, was a royalist officer in the army under the monarchy. GOV. SULZER AND SOME OF ACTORS IN TRIAL GOING ON AT ALBANY SENATOR WAGNER. MISS PANKHURST HEADS FIRE SQUAD English Cities Flame Upon Or ders From Militant Suf fragette Headquarters PARIS. Sept. 26.—T0 all intents and purposes the headquarters of British suffragette militancy Uave been moved here from London. Tliey are in charge of ('hristabcl Pankhurst, daughter of Mrs. Knimeline Pank hurst, founder of militanllsm. Miss Pankhurst. who has rented luxurious apartments in the Latin quarter, lias two large offices fitted up. The walls arc spread with huge maps of Lon don and other Knglish cities, and once a week Chrlstabel sends back word where the torch shall be applied In the succeeding week. Twice a week agents from the Women's Social and Politic;,! union in London visit Ohristabel's office for instructions. She is, in truth, the brains and directing force ol the militant movement In England The hulk of money contributed tb tbe suffragettes has been banked In this city to prevent its seizure by the British government. .Mrs. Pankhurst, who sails (or America about October ii. will send all the money she makes from her speeches to Paris. Mrs. Pankhurst is bare living with her daughter and completing her plans for her lecture tour in the *3fefted States and Canada, Her health is completely restored. "I in much gratified over ines sat. s from the other side,'' she said today. I feel I v ill be received with open arms.'" _ . GOVERNOR WILLIAM SULZER. _ EX-JUDGE PARKER. Poor Widow Bunkoed By Fake Scion of Rich English Family Woman* Mortgaged Property and Gave Money to Lewis to Work on "Inventions" Accused of systematically robbing Mrs. Minnie Downing, an Oakland widow, on claims of being a scion of an English family and heir to a $35 000 estate, Manuel f>. Lewis was arrested in Oakland yesterday by police inspectors. Lewis had been living in the choicest room of Mrs. Downing's home, S'_' 1 Twentieth street. Oakland. Mrs. Downing mortgaged her property, it is charged, an,| gave nearly all her earnings to Lewis on his demands' for money to work mi alleged inventions of aero nautic apparatus. Lewis was- living in luxury In the house, while Mrs. Downing ar.d her invalid son occupied comparatively squalid quarters. Mrs. Downing is a laundry worker. i JOHN B. STANCHFIELD. One Killed and 15 Hurt in Explosion At Ford Motor Plant Man Succumbs to Injuries in Detroit Hospital Shortly After Accident DETROIT, Sept. 26.— Fifteen men were injured in an explosion at the Ford Motor company's plant this morning. ' One died in Harper hos pital a short time after the accident. The explosion was caused by air In the gas pipes of the foundry depart 4 ment. Two Are Killed in Shasta County Mine REDDING. Sept. 26.—Barney Oseila and Charles Elmoli were killed b.v an explosion in the Mammoth mine near i Kennet last night. E. Lossi's right j eye was put out. The explosion re- I suited from drilling operations In an unused hole. Osella was 40 years old and leaves a j family ln Amador county. Elmoli, a j single man, was 22 years old. -\J$O& Francisco's TPir«t Great Daily Founded -1856 CHIEF JUSTICE CULLEN. EX-JUDGE HERRICK. NEW ELEMENT IS CURE FOR CANCER Mesothorium, Discovery by German Pathologist, to Supplant Radium 38R14K, Sfpt. 26.—The German ihoioglsts Who iiave been experi •;ting with radium in the treat ment of cancer have discovered a iubatltute for radium which contains all of the radio acfive elements neces sary for treatment of the cancerous growths and yet is far cheaper than Professor Hahn. the discoverer, lias named the new clement mesothorium. While it is considered to be much more plentiful than radium and easier to obtain, it has not as yet been pro duced In such Quantities as to bring the price down to a reasonable fig ure. The German scientists who have been observing the treatment of the cancer patients at the various hos pitals are united in declaring" that the method of treatment by the use of mef-othoritim lias worked a com plete cure iti many cases and it is be lieved that within a short time simi lar results will be obtained in all ex cept the most advanced stages. Aviator Thrills With Somersaults in Air LONDON. Sept. 26.—Huge crowds j at the RrookLinds aerodrome were I again thrilled today by the spectacle I of Aviator Pt-goud. the aerial "oop j the lop artist, turning somernaults in Ills aeroplane. He was in the | air half an hour. 2,000 Strike, Tying Up Great Colliery SHENANDOAH, Pa.. Sept. 26.—The j Hammond colliery WHS tied up here I today by a strike of 2,000 employes. The men struck because the dock contractors employed nonunion roes, PRICE ONE CENT. 10 IE LEI I Democratic Treasurer Says Executive Tried to Tamper With His Testimony at impeachment Trial How Contributes To Sulzer's Funds Testified at Trial SENSATIONAL testi mony for and against Governor Sulzer given at the trial: I meant be should use my of s«i.r.tti» for 3aTtbin«r he wanted to.—.Jacob Schiff. When 1 told him I coald not consider sny Sl.OttO contribution ns a personal matter be asketl !«ie to be ns easy as I could on him.—Henry MorjriiDthiu, I destroyed the evidence of my contribution to keep out of trouble.— Dnniel !tt. Brady. He naked os to cash tbe checks CK1.400-, which we had collected from the breweries, and s'ivc him the casb—Charles Dersh and CharleM A. Stadler. I save him $100 in cash per sonally nnd checks of Lyman A. Spalding for «HM> and Mark M. Potter for S2oO—Louis J. (onion. ALBANY, N. V.. Sept. 26.—Henry Morgenthaut. treasurer of the national democratic committee, testified today before the court of impeachment which is trying Governor William Sulzer en the charge of high crimes and misdemeanors that Sulzer. after being impeached by the assembly, urged him <Morgentliau> to treat his campaign contribution of $1,000 as a purely personal matter. "On September 2 Mr. Sulzer called} me up and asked me to come to Alw bany." said Air. Morgentiiaut. "I diS not think it right to come, so h» asked me if I was called upon to tes tify at the impeachment trial to bo easy on him. 1 told him I could not treat my donation as a matter of personal kindness." admit np::< i t.vnoN A sensation was caused by counsel for the governor when they an nounced that they did not intend to dispute seriously the charge that seven checks received by Sulzer at the The CARROLTON HAT Notable Vovcl In Color". Clnlsh nnd Shape. eyo-C-A©. PAUL T.CARROLL Eettil Distributer Knox, *trl*on. Henry Heath. 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