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- Paper,/&r 1 California Homes > VOLUME 114.—N0. 116. GAS PIPE THUG KILLS WOMAN DOCTOR U.S. Sleuths Seek Mint Thieves GAGGED, BOUND, GIRL FOILS THIEF CRIES EOR I SCARE BURGLAR AWAY Thug Flees Richmond Home When Father of Pansy Piety Rushes to Rescue Miss Pansy Piety, 17 years old. 415 Crest avenue. Richmond, had a terri fying experience last night with a burglar who entered her room and bound and gagged her. while he pro ceeded to ransack the house. The young woman had Just retired when the burglar crawled through a window and covered her with a re volver. Before she could speak he had tied her hands and gagged her . with a towel. He then searched the room and later went into the one ad joining. While In the second room kiln Piety succeeded in working the towel out of her mouth and screamed loudly for help. The man escaped with some articles of small value, and the girl's father rushed to the window and fired two shots into the ilark after the fleeing burglar. Club Members May Drink Grape Juice, But Wine Is Taboo Members of New Burlingame Or ganization Forbidden to Have Liquors in Their Quarters Champagne may flow freely in the country clubs of Burlingame and Hillsborough, but the bubbling elixir of Rhelms will never cross the thresh old of the new Burlingame Commer cial club. The ruddy beacon of a cocktail, the merry red of Chlanti vith meals and the amber essence of Bi iiich passing In and out of a de canter like the sand In an hour glass -—all are taboo. Grape Juice and beverages of that Tj k only will be tolerated. When the club was organized a few days ago rumors went afloat of mys _• terloua lockers with individual keys for each. The rumors came to the cars of City Attorney Charles N. Kirk bride of San Mateo, owner of the t'ulldlng where the club will have Its headquarters. Kirkbride remembered that the traffic In liquor is not permitted. The club last night arranged its lease, Mayor McGregor presiding at the meeting. The document contained an evtra pake of foolscap In which the landlord stipulated that no splritous liquors shall be sold, kept or given 6 way on the premises. When the prohibitive clause was read all was silent. A few significant glances were Interchanged and then the officers were directed to sign up the lease. The officers elected were Samuel D. Merk, president; Judge Porter E. Ijstmb, vice president; Henry Cahalan, secretary, and C. 8. Crary, treasurer. Morgan Inheritance i Tax Is $2,500,000 ALBANY, N. V.. Sept. 27.—State Comptroller Sohmer today received a check for $2,500,000 from J. P. Morgan &- Co. as the amount of the inherit ance tax upon the estate of the late J. Pierpont Morgan. The tax does n*t the value of the art collection of the dead financier, which may be t turned over to the city of New Yerk an 4 thus escape taxation. _._ \ THE San Francisco CALL N. Y. Progressives To Make Roosevelt Governor Candidate BIX.H AMTON, N. V., Sept. 27.—The progressive party Trill probably nominate Colonel Theodore Hoosevelt for governor, according to a state meat by C. B. PhlHlpa, assist ant chairman of the progres sive county committee. Phil lips said that the matter of nominating Roosevelt will be settled at a meeting of the pro gressive state committee in Rochester tomorrow night. in his address before the con vention today Colonel Roosevelt declared that la the elections throughout New York state this fall "the dominant concern of oar people should be to prevent Tammany from obtaining com plete control of the staet," and that "to this the lesser issues must give way." "I am not now discnsslag the merits of the charges nor the evidence agalast tiovernor Sulser,** K»ld the colonel. "AH the matters produced before that conrt were well known to the leaders of Tammany hall at the time they were calling tiov ernor Sulser a second Andrew Jackson. So intelligent or hoa rnt man doubts that the attack upon the governor has beea made not because of anything he did dnrin gthe campaign or before be too hofilce, but be cause throuKh his ohlclais he hunted down corruption after he took office aid because he championed the cause of popu lar government and the rights of the people against the man date of Tammaay hall." ABBEY J. HAYDEN DIES IN OAKLAND Was a Pioneer of California and Mother of Well Known Family Mrs. Abbey Jewell Hayden, wife of Brace Hayden, and mother of two of the most widely known women in Oakland, died last evening at the Hahnemann hospital, Sacramento and Maple streets, San Francisco. She was 60 years old and had been 111 for three months. At the bedside when she passed away were her husband, her son, C. C. Hayden, and two daughters. Mrs. Max well Taft of Oakland and Mrs. C. A. Shuey of Claremont. A third daugh ter, Mrs. R. G. Foster of New York, was not present, as she could not reach the coast In time. Her husband is president of the Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Hard ware company, one of the largest firms of Its kind in San Francisco, and is wealthy. "What's the Use?" Asks Discouraged Cripple; Ends Life STOCKTON. Sept. 27.—"What's the use? Goodnight, you old, rotten world," were the words scratched on a piece of wrapping paper and found on a stranger who committed suicide here this morning. The note was signed E. M. The man was about 60 years of age and had a wooden leg. When a freight train neared the Southern Pacific depot the man put his head across the rail. Stockton Rancher Is Mysteriously Killed EUREKA, Bept. 27.—Albert E. Gla eomlnl, a pioneer rancher of the Eel river valley, was myterlously mur dered early last evening while driving: on the road near Scotia. An unknown assailant shot him through the head with a charge from a shotgun and then cut loose one of the horses from Giacominl's wagon and fled on the animal. No reason for the killing is apparent, ... TWENTY PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1913 —PAGES 1 TO 12. MIOO SAYS COIN WHS STOLEN Iron Washers Substituted for Silver Dollars in Packages; Trusted Employe Suspected WASHINGTON. Sept. 27—Robbery of the United States mint at San Francisco was admitted by treasury officials here today. How extensive the robbery may be is not known. So far the government's losses total $7. This l« believed due to the fact that the count of coin has been stopped pending instructions from Washing- ton. Tiie $7 were taken from stacked silver $1 pieces. The loss was discov ered by a Blight variation in weight of four stacks, each supposed to con tain 1.000 silver dollars. j Pig iron washers were substituted. Seals on these stacks were unbroken. This leads directors of the mint to believe that the theft was perpetated by a sleight of hand artist in the gang that sacked the coin. Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo has asked Assayer Frederick Dewey for detailed reports on developments. Secret service operatives on the coast have I been detailed to the case. No other j assistance will be asked. Refusing to affirm or deny the re ports that iron washers had been sub stituted for thousands of dollars stored in the vaults of the San Fran cisco mint. Superintendent T. W. H. Shanahan of the local treasury de partment, and Dr. Frederick Dewey, special representative of the treasury department of Washington, today re ferred all inquiries regarding the al leged deficit, which is estimated at various sums ranging from 175.000 to $4,000, to Secretary of the Treasury McAdco. That Superintendent Shanahan made an official report to Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo was evidenced by press dispatches received here today. Secret service operators are investi gating the case and a sweeping inves tigation that will cover the operations of the local mint for the last 10 years is under way. Inspector H. M. Moffitt is in charge of the Investigators. Moffitt was called in on the case sev eral days ago and has gathered evi dence which leads him to believe that many of the sacks of coin were tam pered with at different times. COt'NT WAS POSTPONED That the peculations were not dis covered at the end of the fiscal year, Juiy 1, was due to the fact that the annual count of moneys In the mint was postponed pending the Installa tion of a new superintendent to suc ceed Frank A. Leach. When .Superintendent Shanahan took office, on August 16, the count was begun. Shanahan stated this morning that the "count was well under way" and that all of the gold bars, valued at more than $102,000,000 had been accounted for. The experts working under Dr. Dewey are now engaged in counting 18,000,000 in gold' coins which have been in the vaults for several years. The count is being made by a weighing system. It was through a slight variation In the weight of the different bags of gold that the theft was discovered. Former Superintendent Leach said that he had been informed that sev eral of the sacks containing gold and sliver coins had been tampered with. " All of this money was in a vault that was sealed during the incum bency of John Daggett as superin tendent," aald Leach, "and the seals of that vault were not broken dur ing my term of office." It is believed that the thief was or is one of the trusted employes of the government who had access to the vaults. Superintendent Shanahan said that no changes had been made in the personnel of the mint employes and denied that Caatlaw* on Pace M, Celiuaw 4 I CLUBWOMAN RESIGNS AS PROTEST Rift in Lute of Civic League Occasioned by Enter tainment One resignation from the Oakland center of the California Civic league and a protest by southern women in attendance have resulted because five members from the Colored Women's Alameda County center were present at the Oakland center luncheon at the Ebell clubhouse Thursday "We are all workers for a broader humanitarianism. but our principles do not presuppose social equality with the people we are endeavoring to aid." declared Mrs. Clement Harry Miller, the woman who has tendered her resignation. She is n leader In club circle* and is a member of a widely known southern family. The management of Ebell <lubhouse also has protested against having to serve the West Oaklanders at the luncheon, and action may be taken by Mrs. Drake, manager of the club house. On the other hand. Mrs. Cora E. Jones, president of the Oakland center warmly defended her action In inviting Mrs. Myra Simons, president of the West Oakland center, and other women to attend the affair. "There are several other women of the same social position as myself equally Incensed because they were forced to associate with colored women at a strictly social function," declared Mrs. Miller, In discussing her resignation. "The feeling against the Intrusion of the colored women was not alone confined to the south ern women present, but to many northern women whom 1 heard ob ject. "I would have liked to have with drawn from the luncheon Immediately with my guest when I discovered the presence if negroes, bvit refrained from doing so by a higher sense of duty and out of conslderatfon for my fellow workers In the club, Whose feelings might have been hurt. I be long to a class which understand ne groes and the negro problem thor oughly." According to Mrs. Jones the action of the Oakland center in inviting the West Oakland women has been praised as being fair and broad minded. "Dr. Luella Clay Carson, president of Mills college, personally congratu lated me for bidding the women to be present," said Mrs. Jones. Members of the West Oakland club are cul tured and refined, and many of them are college graduates." Drew Caminetti and Maury Diggs Given Stay of Twenty Days Judge Van Fleet Grants More Time for Perfection of Appeal and Bill of Exceptions Twenty days' additional stay of ex ecution of sentence was granted Maury I. Dlggs and F. Drew Cami nett) by Judge William C. Van Fleet today. Both young men convicted of vio lating the Mann white slave traffic act. In connection with the Reno es capade, appeared In court with their attorneys. Marshall Woodworth and Robert Devlin. Woodworth said it would be Impos sible to perfect the appeal and bill of exceptions within 20 days. Matt I. Sullivan appeared for the government and assented to the usual order of the court In such proceed ings. Forest Grazing Fees Net U. S. $1,000,000 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.—Over $1,000,000 was paid into the national treasury In national forest grazing fees during the last year, according to the forest service report* loday. DINNER WITH NEGRO CLUBWOMEN SPLITS OAKLAND CENTER Mrs. Clement Harry Miller, member of Oakland center of Pure eague, who resigns when negro clubwomen are guests at luncheon. EAGER SCRAMBLE FOR MESOT HORIUM German Cities Paying Large Sums for New Element Used in Cancer Cure I BEHLIN". Sept 27.—Up to the pres j ent time German cities and state gov j ernments have appropriated $575,000 j for the purchase of radium and meso | thorium, the new element now being used in the treatment of cancer. The Prussian government voted $20,000 for this purpose, Berlin ap propriated $6.0,000, Frankfort $45,000, Bremen $40,000, Magdeburg $35,000, and a dozen other cities $25,000 each. It Is expected that more than a mil lion dollars will soon be available, which is about the value of the world's available supply. All that was was available In Paris and London has already been purchased. May Dig Ditch in Colombia as Rival Of Panama Canal Concession to Pearson & Son Per mits Construction Afcng Course of Atrato River LONDON, Sept. 27.—The far reach lng*posslbllltles of the concessions in Colombia which have been granted to the firm of Pearson & Son are only now beginning to be understood. "It is not improbable," says the Standard, "that the construction of an interoceanic canal along the course of the Atrato river will be undertaken, and this would have the effect of min imizing the importance of the Panama canal at once." The assertion of the Monroe doc trine to prevent the building of the canal would be, according to the edi torial, "equivalent to the assertion of sovereign rights over every American republic, which, so far, is not a pre tension which statesmen have put for. ward," BIXBY CASE TO GO TO JURY MONDAY Expect to Conclude Testimony Today and End Arguments at Following Session LOS ANGELES. Sept. Testi mony in the defense of George H. Bixby, tlie Long Beach millionaire and clubman, is'expected to be com pleted today. Argument In his case is expected to be completed Monday, when, it is believed, the fate of Bixby will be placed in the hands of the Jury. Attorney Charles McKelvey, law partner of Attorney Stevens, who was on the stand yesterday, testify ing to having received checks from Architect Octavlus Morgan, goes on the stand today. Then with several other witnesses the case for the de fense will close. Bixby is much elated over Judge Bledsoe's ruling late yesterday ex cluding the Jonquil women from the stand. Sutro Baths Will Be Sold at Auction To Divide Estate City Has Had Several Chances to Buy the Property During the Last Twenty Years Sutro baths, one of the famous landmarks of San Francisco, will be sold under the hammer November 20. Dr. Emma \>. Merritt. eldest daugh ter of Adolph Sutro, who built the baths, said today that the heirs have decided to sell the property at public auction in order to divide their in terests. The estate has made a num ber of attempts during the last 20 years to dispose of the property to i tne city. San. *Ffcar§p*6 co . Flr43trWeat Daijy [ Foundea - 185 C CHRISTIAN SCIENCE HEALER BEATEN 10 DEATH FOR REVENGE Police Seek Divorced Husband of Mrs. Rebecca P. Gay, Killed in Los Angeles Office; Victim's Valuables Are Untouched by Brutal Slayer LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27.—Mrs. Rebecca P. Gay, a prominent Chris tina Science practitioner, was found murdered in her office on the fifth floor of the H. W. Hellman building early today. A clew has been obtained to the identity of the murderer, the detect ives say. and they are now running it down. Mr*. Gay is believed to have been slain late yesterday afternoon. Stockings Pocket Will Be Real Safe Deposit of Wearer PHII.ADKI.PHIA, Sept. 27.— \\ annmaker* nut on sale today ladles' stockings with pockets In them so that slit skirt wearers who wish to nse their stockings for baaks can do so without fear of loss. RIVALS 75 AND 82 FIGHT FOR WOMAN Aged Berkeley Gladiators Mix It "Hammer and Tongs" Over Fair One Edwin -Cotton, 82 years old, fought a finish battle at his home, Hear«t avenue, Berkeley, with Robert Kirby, another stripling of 75 year?. Each having Incurred a blackened eye and other wounds, the aged gladi ators went into a clinch and rolled on the floor. When finally they were separated their arrievance had not been cleared away, and a Jury must adjudicate between them Monday morning before Justice ot the Peace Edgar. The battle ensued when Kirby, ac cording to Cotton, tailed at his home and unceremoniously said, "I have it In for you." Kirby vas arrested for battery at his dwelling place, 1806 McGee avenue. Chief of Police Vollmer released Kirby on his own recognixance be cause of his age. Justice Edgar being informed Kit by had struck a man of years, and not knowing Kirby's age, put bail high. When he saw Kirby today he affirmed the police chief's ruling. The Judge had another surprise. Ho ,saw Cotton's injured face. He pitied Tt. His pity was di vided when he saw Kirby, for that Warrior also bore marks of conflict. Both men say they fought over a woman; but, being chivalrlc, they re fused to reveal the woman's name Marsha Warrington And Lola Norris Not To Be Prosecuted District Attorney Thinks They Have Suffered Enough and Will Ask Dismissal of Charges SACRAMENTO. Sept. ST. -Following the refusal of a majority of the mem bers of the probation committee of the Juvenile court to drop the cases, District Attorney Waehhorst said to day he plans to appear before Judge Hughes and ask that the charges against Marsha Warrington and Dola Norrls be dismissed. The district attorney says the sirls who accompanied Maury I. Diggs and F. Drew Camlnetti on the trip to Itcno have suffered enough by going on the witness stand in the federal court and telling the Story of their acts to the public three times. "Movies" to Be Used To Teach Journalism NEW STORK, Sept. 87. —Moving pic tures aH an aid to the instruction in journalism will be part of tie cur riculum in the. new school of jour nalism at Columbia. A machine has been installed in one cf the lower rooms of the new building. A film will be run every day or two, and the class will have to describe it from a newspaper viewpoint. TWO CENTS Her body was found this morning when her office was opened. Vengeance and not robbery, the detectives say. was the motive for the crime. The woman was beaten to death with a piece of gas pipe wrapped In yellow manila paper. The pipe was found in the room beside her body. Blood spots on the walla and be neath the windows indicate, the de tectives say, that an effort was made to throw her body out of the window. SEPARATED FROM HUSBAND Mrs. Gay, the officers say, had been separated from her husband for sev eral years. The officers are seeking* the husband to see if ha can throw any light on the murder. Mrs. Gay lived at 1010 West Third street. She had occupied the office where she was slain about nine years. The detectives say that the man who killed her entered the building between 4 and 5 o'clock yesterday aft ernoon, carrying what appeared to be a roll of sheet music in his hand. This roll, the officers say. was the gas pipe. MURDERER CLOSED DOOP.S The murderer entered the woman's office, closed the door behind hi in, en tered a second room—her private of fice—and closed that door. Mrs. Gay was seated on the east sido of her private office. Xo other chair was near her. There is no in dication that any person had engaged in conversation with her while seated in a chair, as the other two chairs in the room had papers and books piled upon them. Mrs. Gay was struck on the left side of the head and her skull shat tered. BODY DRAGGED TO WINDOW So furious- was the atta k upon her that there was not a square foot on the floor, the ceiling or the walls that did not show evidence of the terrific assault. The body was dragged from the chair where she was slain and carried toward a window, a distance of about seven feet. There it was dropped on the floor. The •layer a*i»e<l a towel and partly removed the stains from his hands. Then he wen I to a wash stand, where he left a tiny touch of blood. On the door leading to the waah Stand is the imprint of his hand. Four finders and part of the thumb are vis ible, but hecause of the dark oolor of the wood tba print can only be seen when the light comes from a cer tain direction. TKI.KI'HOXE RANG FREO.t^STX.T Xo alarm was felt at Mrs. Gay's home last night when she did not re turn at her accustomed hours, A woman who for years haa assisted Mrs. Gay in dressing waited for her at her home until 11 o'clock. Then believing that Mrs. Gay had gone to Bay View at, Forest Hill Don't forget to come Sunday to see The New Bay View Tract, Forest Hill Court. Take the Haves-Mar ket car direct to the property. The Finest Bay View at the lowest price. 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