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Discovery Made in Former
Home of "Mad Millionaire,"
Thomas Snell
<TLIXTON. llh, Sept. 26.—Belief that
tin- finding of ;i chile's mummified
boiiy in a thick inner wall of the old
Snell mansion here will be followed
hy other sensational developments.
Sheriff Armstrong .ordered a guard
about the place while the structure is
feeing torn down. Work by the
%vr<sckers who found the body in an
rture about four feet square said
today that the old house was a laby
rinth of concealed passages and wall
The house was built under the per
sonal direction of Colonel Thomas
Si known as the "n. id millionaire."
It coet him STa.OOO. but none of the
been unoccupied moat of the
State Attorney Williams today ad
mitted that.the police had discovered
!• man and woman believed to have
been implicated in the placing of the
body of a baby in the wall of the
and that they would be ques-
VAl.l.Eji), Sept. 2C —£toss Garber.
alias Hoy Arthur, alias Earl Riley, a
private attached to the marine bar
racks at .Marc island, was taken back
to Oregon today by Sheriff J. E.
iiffves of Hillsborough, Ore., to an-
Resolutions indorsing the proposed
Initiative measure prohibiting prize
In California were adopted at
the annual meeting of the San Fran-
Baptist association held in Oak
land yest« rday.
i;.-mv ,!. A:.il.r-<>n. M. and Jesx.r (J. Bird,
r:. bet ... Oakland; J. Fraud* Duncan. :
and Laura T. It»«- man. 26. botb of San Vr*n
i . . '.. J. !: '11 >\ T2. and v.. Gladys Wood,
'-•-' i« si. '•: KraiK->«~ : Antonio Oliveira.
if. aotl Mary A. Bernard 10. both of "Mill
Til.\r»Ql AHTKUS I OR f-fc a. a a / MA/*k. HOME OF
arm 111 11 FOB YOU,rG MKS
"The House of Courtesy."
\/OU surely will sooner or later—one of these stylish,
A shawl-collar overcoats.
Look down at the "sweep" of it—get inside the fashion
and the comfort of it—it's absolutely "IT" in overcoat
fashions for 19134914. .
. We introduced this new style in overcoats
\ into San Francisco. We just bought a
"*N few to try 'em out; but they sold like
,;;jf7"V hot cakes. So we got busy with the wires
and now we've a splendid assortment of
iSjjiy these exceedingly handsome "shawl-collar"
overcoats on display in our Men's Over
coat Department.
—TRY ONE ON at your earliest con
. v venience. Get your exact taste in textiles
(we have them all), and don't run away with
the idea these handsome overcoats are ex
pensive. They're not! We have some beauties at $20 (with or
without belt) but we have a far larger range at this
handy price c %y^%J
IF YOU'RE SWEET on a "Raglan" or prefer an "Up-and-Down"
collar, or a velvet collar, don't hesitate to come in—we've stacks of
'em, fresh and sweet from such renowned overcoat builders as Hart,
Schaffner & Marx. (We've just unpacked some beauties in "H.
S. & M." make at $25).
Ti HP nPT-T ! Today and Saturday we are holding a fashion festival in our "Mens
VJT A-/ A AAJL A O • Furnishing Department" to introduce Fall Novelties, and we've cut the
price on many new fashions in Shirts, Underwear, Ties and "Everwcar" Hosiery to help you gel next to them.
goow Clothiers to Men, Women and novation trunks
a m> tii.ot :> Children «christy" hats
Market at Stockton
1 ' ... SA>" FRAJfCISOO ■ —
Portola Tour Contestants, in
Live Political Campaign,
Adopt Novel Methods
The prospect of a real, live, active
political campaign is loming up in the
Portola girls' tour contest. Miss Abi
gail Whelan, candidate for Hale
Brothers, is sponsor for it, for she
started regular district meetings.
Men win votes by eloquent lan
guage at big mass meetings, but with
true feminine intuition the girl can
didates seek to charm admirers into
piling votes in their direction by
dances instead of by speeches. Many
dances have been arranged by the
candidates. Miss Whelan has ar
ranged for two, one tomorrow even
inpr and the second on the evening of
October 4, both at Hale's hall.
Other candidates' dances are as fol-
Miss Elizabeth Gleeson. this even
ing, Findlay's hall. 3241 Sixteenth
Miss Abigail
Whelan, pretty Portola
girl, who thinks
darifccs catch more
votes than
street. and Wednesday evening,' place
not announced.
Miss Hilda Hofenthe, tomorrow
evening, German house.
Miss Victoria Cassano and Miss Gen
evieve ePterson. joint dance, Wednes
day evening. Knights of Columbus
hall, under auspices of Y. I* 1.
Miss Lulu Bettannier. Native Sons'
hall. October 4.
A baseball game will be held to
morrow at the Coast league grounds
in Oakland between the Southern Pa
cific and Western Pacific clubs for the
benefit of the girl candidates from the
two railroads.
The Portola yards, at Thirteenth
avenue and Irving street. Sunset dis
trict, where the Portola floats are un
der construction, will be open to pub
lit inspection every Sunday, beginning
next Sunday.
According to advices today from
Nome, the schooner Transit is a total
loss at Point Barrow. The vessel
was driven ashore by the ice. Ta«
crew was saved. The Transit was
bound from Seattle to Nome with a
cargo of supplies for the whaling
and trading fleet.
San Francisco Leaders Differ in Opinions, Some
Thinking Young' Women Have Been Punished
Enough and Should Not Be Restrained by
Juvenile Court—Capital City Committee Stands
4 to 3 to Sentence the Elopement Victims
By a vote of four to three, members of the probation committee of
the juvenile court of Sacramento decided yesterday that Marsha War
rington and Lola Norris, the girls involved in the Diggs-Caminetti cases,
should appear before them and be placed under restriction.
There was discussion of the mat
ter, Mrs. Sheehan ,one member of
the committee, declaring that the
girls had been sufficiently punished,
while Mrs. Moreland, wife of the
Episcopal bishop of the diocese of
Sacramento, said that the same treat
ment should be given to these offend
ers as to other girls who had com
mitted offenses.
Clubwomen of San Francisco are
not agreed on the point any more
than the Sacramento probation com
mittee, and some of their opinions
are given herewith.
Mrs. Arthur Cornwall of the
California club:
"They have been punished
enough. They not only have been
punished, but they will be.
'As to their laughing and chat
ting with their friends on the
streets—if they can find friends
and can smile after the exper
iences they have been through
with—for God's sake let them
do it. Their disgrace will follow
them all their lives and they will
never be able to escape lt.
"Tou should try once to get
some woman with the least little
blot on her past into a woman's
club, and see how she is regarded
and the experiences she lias. Her
story will follow' her—she can
never get away from it.
"I don't think the juvenile
court lias any right to continue
to act in this matter. I think
there is getting to be too much
interference ln people's private
lives, anyway. It is going just a
little too far."
Mrs. Mnry C. Bell, former presi
dent of Juvenile Protective asso
ciation :
'T agree with the majority of
the committee in Sacramento. I
reaJly think that in this entire
case we should not show any par
tiality. It is not fair to put the
whole burden of punishment for
going wrong or doing wrong on
the tired workingman's family.
"Well to do girls who trans
gress are really, to my mind,
more reprehensible and more de
serving of punishment than the
poorer girls. The latter have so
little of brightness or beauty in
their lives. They have unattract
ive, uncomfortable homes and
surroundings. But when a girl
who has so much to make life
a happy thing for her, deliber
ately goes against the laws of all
sorts she should get her due of
whatever legal or social punish
ment is to be meted out."
Mrs. Btla M. Sexton, writer and
clubwoman —"It is hard to say
what should be done in the case
of those girls, but I hardly think
they need court interference. 1
think they have been punished
enough, but if they have not re
pented nor shown a chastened
spirit, something should be done.
"It should he rather by the dis
approval and silent rebuke of
their friends than by legal means.
"lf they are really repentant
they should be met half way and
given every touch of the helping
"If they are giddy, 'flirty' and
feeling themselves heroines, the> r
should be left alone by their
friends and by society at large.
Social ostracism is, after all, the
most powerful and effective pun
ishment that can be given, and
particularly to a woman.
"If these girls, of whom I be
lieve Marsha Warrington is much
the worst, are not sorry for what
they have done and do not feel
their disgrace, the action of the
juvenile court will do no good for
thorn. It would certainly be a
mistake to my mind to send them
to any institution. 1 do not be
lieve in reform institutions for
girls of that type."
Girl Injured While
Horseback Riding in
Park May Recover
Miss Clarabelle Kirby, Found Un
conscious After Being Thrown,
Suffering Fram Fracture
Thrown from her horse while rid
ing in Golden Gate park yesterday,
Miss Clarabelle Kirby. who sustained
a fractured skull and internal in
juries, was reported to be slightly
better today at the St. Francis hos
pital, where the injured woman was
removed after being given tlrst aid
at the Park emergency hospital.
Miss Kirby was thrown while rid
ing along the main drive at Twenty
fourth avenue and had been lying by
the roadside in an unconscious condi
tion tor some time when discovered
by Mrs. Katherine Fauser, 455 Guer
rero street.
The Jewish-American Progressive
club will hold its fourth annual grand
ball Sunday evening in Golden Gate
Commandery hall. The grand march
will be led by Judge E. P. Shortall
and Miss Beth Cohn. Tnose in
charge of the elaborate arrangements
which have been made are Joseph
Glessman, chairman; Jack Dimond,
Sadie Wolf and JaCob Kreamer. The
following compose the reception com
mittee: Ida Colin, Esther Friedman.
Fannie Hianer, Lillian Cassell and
Clara Oingro. _
After Bitter Argument Proba
tion Committee Votes 4 to
3 to Try Girl Elopers
SACRAMENTO. Sept. 26.—Marsha
Warrington and Lola Norrls must ap
pear before the probation committee
of the juvenile court here Monday to
face ( barges of delinquency, based on
their elopement to Reno, which re
sulted in the recent conviction of
Maury I. Diggs and F. Drew Caminetti
on charges of violating the Mann
white slave act. After a heated argu
ment yesterday the probation commit
tee, by a vote of 4 to 3, decided that
an example Phould be made of the
Three members of the committee
made strong opposition, pleading and
arguing that the girls and their
parents have suffered enough through
the publicity and odium of the recent
trials. Mrs. William Hall Moreland,
wife of Bishop Moreland of the Epis
copal diocese of Sacramento, led the
argument to hold the girls to answer.
"It is the duty of the court to pro
tect and warn other girls," she said.
E. J. Carragher, city commissioner
of education and member of the com
mittee, strongly backed Mrs. More
land's stand, saying:
"There should not be two stand
ards, one for the rich and those who
have friends and pull, and another
for those who have not."
Those voting to hold the girls for
court were Mrs. William Hall More
land, Mrs. J. A. McKee, E. J. Gallagher
and Chairman . Albert Bonnheim.
Those voting to acquit the girls were
Arthur Miller, Mr?. T. W. Sheehan
and Mrs. John T. Greene.
Counsel for Maury I. Diggs and F.
Drew Caminetti want 20 days more in
which to perfect appeals.
The 10 days' stay of sentence grant
ed by Judge William C. Van Fleet
expires tomorrow.
Diggs and Caminetti, who were
convicted of violating the Mann white
slave traffic act in the trip to Reno,
Nev., with two Sacramento girls, were
sentenced to two years and eighteen
months' imprisonment, respectively.
The government prosecutors will
make no objection to an extension of
the stay of sentence.
Residents of Berkeley Suburb
Will Improve Park With
Their Own Hands
Residents of Cragmont. in the
northeastern part of Berkeley and
just outside the city, have organized
for the purpose of improving with
their own hands the Codornices park
playgrounds, leased by the city from
the People's Water company.
October 4 has been designated Park
day. On that day the men of the
district will take picks and shovels
and go to work grading and leveling
and planting shrubs. City Engineer
J. J. Jessup will attend to establish
grade's, and Mayor Charles D. Hey
wood will lead councilmen in the
shovel brigade.
The women will serve luncheon to
the toilers at noon and a New Eng
land dinner at night.
To provide tennis courts a club is
being organized by Miss Evelyn
Petch and Miss Marian Sanderson.
The general committee in charge of
Park day consists of E. P. Carey.
Prof. Thomas H. Reed. Leon Martin.
Thomas D. Petch, H. H. Gastman, C.
A. Martin and E. M. Ellis.
A "labor" day will also be held by
the residents of the Allandale dis
trict. Oakland, October 4. when the
Allandale playgrounds will be lev
eled off for basket ball and tennis
courts. The mothers' club will serve
luncheon to the workers. As a bit
of diversion for the afternoon the
single and married men will cross
bats on the diamond, and there will
be a ball game between the boys
of the Bella Vista and Allandale play
Invitations have been sent out by
the Southern Pacific to all counties
exhibiting at the California land
show in San Francisco from October
11 to 25, offering them space on the
daily program which the company
will present. . The Southern Pacific
is having erected a lecture hall seat
ing 350 persons, in which motion pic
tures will be shown describing vari
ous localities.
Bring the Children to
Hale's Tomorrow!
') "t l/l
Appearance w<
Polar Bear Show That Will
Delight the Little Ones!
Tomorrow, in Hale's Toy Department, Third Floor,
Santa Claus makes his first appearance this year. From TO :30
to 12:00 and from 2:30 to 4:30 o'clock he will receive the
children of San Francisco. By all means let the little tots
see the Polar Bears! See how they pass 25c packages from
one to the other, finally delivering right before you. This
mechanical setting, a feature of Hale's Toy Department, has
been brought from London especially for the entertainment
of the little ones during the Christmas season. Monday, the
formal opening of the Toy Department will take place. De
tails in Sunday's papers.
"New Retail Center" Market at Fifth
Bargemen Shocked in
Live Wire Contact
But for the brevity of the contact
between a steel boom and a live wire,
five men at work on Crowley's der
rick barge No. 55 would have been
electrocuted last evening at Green
brae. As it was, they were all
knocked insensible and when they ar
rived here this morning were still
suffering from tho effects of the
The barge had been employed for
several days taking heavy boilers
out of a discarded brickyard. The
last, a 20 ton affair, was hoisted up
and swung over the barge. Then
everybody's light went out. The deck
of the barge was wet. It is sup
posed that the steel boom touched a
loaded power wire. The wet deck
and the metal freight and machinery
gave the "juice" a free pass all over
the boat and everybody got a jolt.
John Shakles, a seaman on the
British ship British Yeoman, which
arrived last night 86 days from Syd
ney, with a cargo of coal, fell from
the lower topsail yard during a heavy
gale. His body struck the main
yard. This broke his fall and he will
uJhr White IfoitH?
The Boys' and Young Men's
Clothing Department
(Second Floor)
Is now showing the Fall and Winter styles
in suits, overcoats, raincoats, hats, caps,
furnishings, etc.
Th© stock of exclusive European clothing
is larger than ever and the prices are most
Boys' Overcoats $ 5 to $20
Boys' Suits $ 5 to $18
Young Men's Suits .$ll5 to $40
Young Men's Overcoats $115 to $40
Boys' Norfolk Suits, with extra pair of
pants, sizes 6 to 17.
$6.50 to $10
Adler Counsel for
Himself in Trial
On Forgery Charge
Defendant Shows Skill in Examining
Prospective Jurors in the
The unusual spectacle of the dr--
fendant appearing as his own counsel
was seen today in Superior Judge
Lawlor's court when Charles Adler,
accused of forgery, questioned the
jurors wb.o are to decide his fate.
Adler is the man who, two and a
half years ago, attempted to shoot
Superior Judge J. K. Trabucco of
Mariposa county because the magis
trate decided against him in a civil
suit. He was found not guilty of in
sanity at that time, and Trabucco re
fused to prosecute him.
Recently Adler was arrested on »
charge of forging signatures to 1.000
shares of the International Music Roll
Adler proved himself a clever exam
iner of jurors, and is confident that he
will acquit himself through his own

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