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CRASH, ONE DYING Trolley Collision Results in Fatal Injury: Many Have Narrow Escapes Richard Miller. 613 Chenery street, n stove fitter, was fatally injured, and Oscar EXokanson, residing at Baden and Naples streets, a steel worker, was badly bruised when two United Rail, roads cars crashed together at Six t< Dth and Mission streets early this Homing. Ti ■ accident happened when a Six teenth and Fillmore street car of the street. * th ears wore heavily laden with men and women workers. Many had Miller had just boarded the Six- ( emergency hospital believe that his j :: juries, which are internal, will i prove fatal. Hokanson was caught between two reats and badly bruised*. He was •. ken to the central emergency bos- j for treatment. . ... railroad officials are investigate ! ing the accident with a view to ' *,cinq the blame on the crew re- : sponsible for the wreck. J Our Bailoons Are Holding Their Own jear, arc at noon today holding their own with tlie other 18 balloons that sailed away from the Tuilleries. gar dens yesterday afternoon in the race any of the contestants has landed. Mrs. Pankhurst May Speak in Washington WASHINGTON, Oct. IJ.—Washing ton suffragists are making every pos sible effort to have Mrs. Pankhurst : peak In Washington on November 21, if she succeeds in getting into this < ountrjr. Local suffragists would make no comment on the action of : r. Anna Shaw in canceling fi» en gagernenrt*to .-peak at a Pankhurst meeting in New *i ork. Chance Proposed for Military Prisoners WASHINGTON. Oct. 13.—The ex tension of military training "to sol diers s.-rving terms in federal prisons and an opportunty to clear their advocated in a plan advanced by Sec re) try of War Garrison. WATER, PURE WATER, S.F.S GREATEST NEED ASSERTS MRS. BLACK Winston Churchill, Novelist, Honored Guest at Reception Pacific Coast Women's Press Asso ciation Entertains 150 to Meet Noted Author and Wife In honor of Winston Churchill, the writer, and Mrs. Churchill, the Pacific Coast Women's press association is entertaining at a reception to several hundred guests this afternoon, at tlie Sequela clubhouse, 172". Washington street. The large reception hall has been attractively decorated. A hand lODic laurel wreat was presented to th«- distinguished author and as a compliment to his latest book, "The Inside of the Cup," a floral piece made like a great cup of yellow "baby" afternoon and the following program of songs was rendered". "I Hear You Calling Me" (Marshall), "Lo, Hear the Gentle Lark" (Bishop), Miss Ruby Stuart; a flue obligato by C. A. Neale. piano accompaniment by Mrs. C. H. Smith: "Down in the Forest" (Loudon Ronald>, "My Love He Comes on theh Skee" (Clough-Leighter), Miss Ida yon Wetck, with' Miss Lois Tuckett at the piano: "Call Me No More" tCadman), "The Little Gray Dove" (Saar), Miss Rey del Vail*, with Mrs. del Valle at Rolph '!>■!" Mis» n i'na C«d»*tin; Mrs. Pen ' T. Shu man, president of the San Francisco district of the California Federation of Women's Clubs; Mrs, Fred, Stowell, Mrs. Augusta yon Borle, Mrs. Norman Logan. Mrs. M. A. May ;:e\v, Mrs. Mary Hart, Mrs. Clarence Grange, Mrs. W. C. Morrow and Mrs. Charles H. Smith. Overcome by Gas, Is Saved by Companion P. K. Chapman, 2360 Van Ness ave nue, foreman of the underground sys tem of the Pacific Gas and Electric company, was overcome by sewer gas at 2 o'clock this morning while work ing in a manhole at Drumm and Com mercial streets. He was rescued by a fellow worker and taken to the har bor emergency hospital, from which he was sent home after several hours* treatment. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1913. Mrs. A. P. Black, president of California club, who thinks pure water is "San Francisco's greatest need" Health and Future of City De pend on Supply, Says Clubwoman "What San Francisco needs most," Mrs. A. P. Black, president of the, California club, says, is an abundant supply of good, pure water. "There are several things that San Francisco very much needs." said Mrs. Black, "but the thing that, it occurs to me, we are wanting the most is good water and plenty of it. "By that I mean tho Hetch Hetchy water or some equally good system. "If the Spring Valley could be de veloped to meet our needs that would be a great improvement on existing conditions, but the Hetch lletchy would *give ..what I really have! in mind, and that Is pure moun- j tain water. It is impossible. I think, to overestimate the importance of plenty of water. There should be a sufficient supply for every need of a large municipality—a municipality much larger than ours is now, be cause we must plan for future gener ations as well as our own. HEALTH DHI'KMis <>\ WATBB "So much depends on having enough water. The health of the peo ple, which is surely one of the most important considerations always, is reKulated to a great degree by the amount and quality of water that Is supplied. "1 certainly feel that no one thing can be more necessary or more wel come than the establishment of a water system to provide us with all that we actually should have. "The extension of our business in terests is another serious need. "Wo are away out here in the west, so far from the rest of J.he country, that we should be greater and more independent. We have, thus far, de pended entirely too much on the east. "Our population is not commen surate with our age, our advantages and our resources. We should have more capital in the west, and we should have those things which will offer opportunities for the laboring people. i:\rot IIAGK HOMES "There should be an influx of all classes through the business chances. Let us have commercial openings de veloped and instill that atmosphere which will Induce capitalists to put their money here in suelt form that they will profit and that the working man will be drawn here because of opportunlt y. "Another thing I think we need here is the beautificatlon of the out lying residential districts and rapid and adequate transportation for the "That should be done to keep peo ple on this side of tlie hay. "It Is not a good thing for San Francisco to have its people living . Isewherc. and if the districts on the western side of the peninsula were developed and made possible as the goal of home seekers I think it would be one of the best steps toward fur ther prosperity in San Francisco that I can think of. "Let the homes be on the peninsula as well as the business interests. "Of course, there are other things we need. It is always certain that we need to work together In a combined effort to raise the moral standard." CHINESE STUDENT WEDS A mixture of ancient and modern marriage rites marked the wedding of Fin Bin chew, a Stanford student, and Lai Poon Loo, daughter of a wealthy Yokohama merchant, who are on their honeymoon today. TWO HURT AS BIG SHOVEL BREAKS Machine Crashes Down Upon Men Engaged in Dig ging Sewer One man was fatally hurt and an other was seriously injured at 11 o'clock this morning when a steam shovel broke and crashed down upon the men working at Forty-eighth ave nue and .Fulton street. Tlie injured are: John I'apodapas 172 Golden State avenue, extensive laceration of the scalp, possible fjracture of the skull and internal injuries; may die. Joe Gaeno, 228 Taylor street,' con tusions of the right foot, bruises and abrasions of the arm. The two injured men were employed by a local contracting company dig ging a sewer. They were taken to the park emergency hospital. 3 Shot in Pistol Fight; 1 Dead; 1 Dying BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 13.—City Detective HughTulley is dead, Thomas Harris, negro, is dying and Sam Brady, negro, was seriously shot in the leg as the result of a pistol battle near the Louisville and Nashville railroad shops early today in an attempt to arrest Harris, who shot and killed another negro Saturday. Ascends 2,000 Feet, Then Shoots Himself OR AN, Algeria, Oct. 13. —One of the most dramatic cases of suicide on record came to light here today at the inquest Into the death of Justin Soulbeilland, a military aviator. The evidence showed that Soulbeilland, after ascending 2,000 feet in his monoplane, shot himself. The ma chine, with no one to control it. fell to earth. Finger Watch Is Latest Society Fad WASHINGTON, Oct 13.—Finger watches little larger than the ordi nary dinner rings are being worn on the third finger of the left hand by Washington society girls. The wrist watch, the ankle watch, the garter watch, all are considered passe now, and the fragile diKit timepieces are the marks of modishness. China Endeavoring To Suppress Bandits The Chinese government has in augurated a campaign for the sup pression of the bandits who have been terrorizing parts of northern t'hina. Rev. George W. Hilton, a missionary who arrived here yesterday on the liner Persia, says that there are as many as 1,000 men in some of these robber bands, and that they are as well organized from a military point of view as the government forces. They are equipped with modern arms and have skillfully fortified refuges in the mountains. Dainty Dolls From Many Lands Coming Ot all races and of all types of beauty, dainty but inanimate bits of femininity are arriving here from near and distant parts to grace the doll show, which is to take place in the red room of the St. Francis hotel, October 23, for th« benefit of the Paulist fathers, to aid them in raising the debt on old st Mary's church. There are Japanese ami Chinese dolls: royal ladles, such as fhe Portola queen; tiny baby dolls In Infant frocks: country dolls in gingham gowns and society dolls in the latest of fashion's creations, Mob Chases Man Who Attacks Young Girl Chased several hloeks ay a mob. after he had attempted an assault on 15 year old Mary Costello yesterday morning on the doorstep of her home, 4083 Twenty-fifth street, an unidenti fied man escaped and the police are now searching for him. The girl's mother was near and her screams attracted a number of pedestrians and Policeman W. Savage. The fugitive eluded his pursuers at Jersey and no lores streets. Seats of the Mighty Were Often Warmed WASHINGTON. Oct. 13.—Vice Presi dent MaTshall, Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Admiral Dewey described yesterday their boyhood spankings The vice president kept count of his nnd they number just 500. Admiral Dewey got most of his whippings in the Vermont country schools. Secre tary Daniels does not remember his first whipping, but has a vivid and rather painful remembrance of the iast ones. SCHWABEN VEREIN HOLDS ANNUAL HARVEST FETE The annual harvest festival of the San Francisco Bchwaben verein, held last night at the Auditorium, drew a large attendance, who enjoyed the fete as well as the dancing that fol lowed. The Cannstatter Volksfest. of which the celebration was a replica, has been heid annually for the last 100 years In Wurttemberg, and has been observed in San Francisco since I**2. NATIVE DAUGHTERS' HOME ters of the Golden West at ;>">"> Baker street was formally opened Friday evening with receptions and tneertaln ments by the various parlors. The home was completely furnished by the parlor* oi the cit#. SLINGSBY IS COMING FOR EVIDENCE Will Arrive Tonight With Child Principal in Famous "Sub stitute Baby" Case To be present while depositions are taken in the famous ''substitute baby"* case, Lieutenant and' Mrs. Charles Slingsby are expected to reach this city tonight on the Shasta Limited, according to Attorney Oliver Dibble, agent for the Slingsbys. The child whose parentage is disputed will accompany tlie couple. Janson, Cobb Co., Ltd., of London, solicitors, have notified Attorney Dib ble tbat depositions from San Fran cisco must be in London not later than December 21, as the case is scheduled to come up in the high court of chancery at that time. Lieutenant Slingsby is the owner of the Slingsby estate in Yorkshire and his two brothers are endeavoring to prove that his child is not the leeral heir; that It was substituted by the mother upon the death of the real heir. Leading Masons of State to Dedicate $1,000,000 Temple Grand Lodge Assembles in Sixty- fourth Annual Communication * to Assist in Event Leading Masons from different parts of the state are assembled in San Francisco to take part in the dedica tion of the $1,000,000 Masonic temple at Van Ness avenue and Market street, which wiii t:;ke place tonight. The temple is one of the finest of kind in the world and the dedication will be marked by a solemn ceremonial service of the errand lodge of Masons of California sittin gin sixty-fourth annual communication. Grand MasteF William P. Fllmer will preside and Past »(Jra nd Master's George Is*. Perrin*, Alonzo J. Monroe, Frank M. Angellotti, William S. Wells, Motley H. Flint, Charles L. Patton. Dana R. Weller, Joseph D. Redding. Ralph'N'ieto and David Hirshberg will attend. FREIGHT ON POKER CHIPS RAISED; GAMBLING HIT The American-Hawaiian Steamship company has joined in the crusade for making the world better. As a com mercial organization the company possesses no police powers, but it has done what it can to discourage one form of gambling by making it more expensive. Shippers have just been notified of an advance of 50 cents per 100 pounds on the freight rate on poker chips. TWO GROCERY STORES ARE BROKEN INTO AND ROBBED Two grocery stores were broken into early today and the cash regis ters rifled. The store of G. Lawlor, 132 Guerrero street, was entered and $11 and some groceries taken. Mrs. Badger of 12* i Clinton park says she saw four boys leaving the place irfth packages un#er their arms. Robin son & Son's store. 4SO Hayes street, was entered and $1 7.50 taken from the till. STEAMER PERSIA HITS PIER WHILE DOCKING The Pacific Mail liner Persia, Cap tain John Hill, which arrived yester day from the far east, was a day be hind time as the result of an en counter with a typhoon between Ma nila and Hongkong. In docking at pier 44 the liner's stern was ♦carried by the tide against the pier, doing considerable damage to the structure. FRENCH LADIES' SOCIETY At the annual meeting of the mem j bers of the French Ladles' Benevolent i soi bty the following officers were. i elected: Honorary president, Mrs. R. Monnett: #>re<>l a#Bt. Mrs. M. Oerhardt; vie, president. Mrs. A. I'allies: treasurer, Mrs. \. Elseoberg; rpt retary. Mr-, f, ChnpuU: vl«iting committee, Mrs P. ('•tnpiche, Mrc A. Hngueuiu, Mrs. E. l.<-C-dl.'t and Mrs. I S< Ullage*. TWO TAKE POISON Lt W. La n gla is took poison yester day because his wife refused to go to a moving picture show with him. He is recovering. Following a quarrel with her hus band, Mrs. Eleanor Bruce of 916 Twenty-ninth street swallowed poison Saturday night. She will live. SUTRO BATHS For Sale at Auction To the highest bidder, subject to the approval of tjie Superior Court Thursday, November 20,1913 at 12 o'clock noon at our salesroom To close tlie estate of ADOLPH SUTRO The Executrix has ordered this sale, which is for a little more than nine acres of land, including the three acres covered by the buildings. K. - Sui.ro Paths are paying a profit even under tlie restric- Viam£> Hons imposed by the Court on the estate management. (liven unhampered control and additional features, as— J f*» /a> concerts, convention days, theatricals, refreshments, water carnivals, dancing, aquarium, vaudeville, automo- t ' ilc Parties, artificial ice skating, and the investment will •IjHt yield much larger profits. For particulars address Mb BALDWIN & HOWELL fQZBwreSl HEAL ESTATE AGENTS AND AUCTIONEERS I H9 318 Kearny Street SAX FRANCISCO MRS. MANDY, TOY DOG EXPERT, WILL JUDGE THIS MONTH'S SHOW Mrs. Morris Mandy, international expert, who will judge Toy Dog Show here October 24-25. Founder of Pekinese Club Wi II Pass on Merits of Diminutive Animals, Heralded as the peer of toy dog show judges, Mrs. Morris Mandy, widely known in England and this country as an expert on diminutive canines, and the only woman who has ever gained success as a judge of dogs, will be the presiding official at the Pacific Coast Toy Dog show, to be held at the St. Francis hotel. Oc tober 24 and 25. Mrs. Mandy has an CONTINENT FOUND, BELIEVES PEARY Admiral Optimistic Over Dis patches Announcing Dis covery by Russians PHILADELPHIA, Oct 13.—Rear ] Admiral Robert E. Peary, discoverer j of the north pole, is optimistic re- j garding recent dispatches from ; Alaska which heralded tlie finding of an Immense continent north of Si beria by a Russian expedition. He bases his credence of the report upon the theory formed a long time ago by Dr. Rollin Harris, the tidal expert of the United States coast and geodetic survey, who declared that the tides of the Arctic ocean tend to show tlu.t there is a large tract of land near the north pole. Rut Admiral Peary doubts the state ment that the continent is as large as Greenland, ap the dispatches from the I Russian expedition would imply. _ . SINGERS AT GAELIC DANCE I A chorus of 250 tiained singers will be a feature of the thirteenth annual! ball and entertainment to be given by the Original Gaelic Dancing club in the Auditorium on the night of Oc tober 23. The chorus will be' under the leadership of John W. McKensie. There will also be several Irish vau deville specialties and an exhibition of step dancing. TRANSPORT SHERMAN LATE The army transport Sherman, uue today from Manila, will not arrive until about midnight and will dock at Fort Mason about 10 o'clock to morrow morning. experienced knowledge of all the blue ribbon Qualities of Pomeranians, Pe kingese and other little fellows of high class pedigree and appearance. She was the founder and first pres ident of the Pekingese club, and has been responsible in a large measure for the popularity of this breed. The show promises to be a gala event in dogdom. WOODCUTTER IS SLAIN IN CABIN Body Wrapped in Blankets and Thrown Under Bed; Motive Robbery GEYSERVILLE, Oct. 13—Murder ers of Jesse Taylor, a woodcutter, are being sought by _ officials of Geyser ville and Sonoma county. Taylor's body was discovered Saturday morn ing wrapped in blankets and thrown under the bed in his lonely cabin, four miles from here on the Olson ranch. The cabin windows were nailed from tlie inside and the doors locked. Evidences of a terrible strug gle were found. An autopsy by Dr. F. E. Schler showed two bullet wounds, one in the left breast and the other in the neck. Taylor's neck and jaw were broken. It Is believed robbery was the mo tive for the murder. $100 Taylor is known to have had being missing. There are no definite clews to the murderers. Taylor was 37 years It Is believed the murder took place Wednesday -or Thursday. The Fiaeoel Department Is now showing a varied assortment of new French ChaMies in all the season's latest colorings. Also a large stock of the inmost wanted FSan= nelis and Flannelettes, Eiderdowns, Ghin= chiMas, Etc. Corduroys and Velveteens in a great va= riety of colorings and weaves, including the fashionable nnoire and brocade effects in aM the new <<S?tl A.— & Tt A 5hade5...............511 to $><J yen. Sole Agents for THOMAS CORT'S HAND SEWED SHOES And LIBERTY CO. LTD. of London and Paris, 3 DEATH PACT SIGNED BY SLAYER Man Who Killed Tango Teacher Agrees to Hang if It's Hurried Up CHICAGO, Oct. 13.—Chicago's most peculiar murder case became still more peculiar today when Henry Spencer, confessed murderer of 25 persons, signed a contract with Du page county officials that he should be hanged at their earliest convenience. Spencer said he was anxious to die, and that if the sheriff, coroner and state's attorney of Dupage county would swear to a promise that he should bo executed as quickly as they could arrange it with a court ho would appear before any judge and plead guilty to the murder of Mrs. Mildred Allison Rexroat at Wayne, 111., whom he shot and then threw her body on the railroad tracks to be mangled by a freight train. The contract was signed by Spencer as the "party of the first part" and given to Captain Halpln of the Chi cago detectives, who promised Spen cer he would aid the Dupage officials' in carrying out their part of the agreement. Spencer today added the word "ghoul" to the criminal classifica tions which he applies to himself. The hammer man confessed to the police that he had identified a woman victim in the Iroquois theater fire, in which 600 lives were lost, as his sister in law in order to obtain her property. He said he got $1,100 in money and $1,500 in jewelry. "I was one of the first outsiders to get into the ruins of the Iroquois fire," Spencer said. "I was looking for loot, but I did not see a chance to grab any. "The thought came to me, 'Why not take a chance and identify one of these victims as a relative? Perhapa she might turn out to be rich." "Glancing down, I picked out the half charred face of a woman. Shriek ing with feigned grief, 1 cried that here lay my long lost sister. "I had the body taken to a morgue. The woman's papers were turned over to me. I convinced the authorities that the woman was my sister and was appointed executor for her, re ceiving her insurance and jewelry. "My supposed sister was given a fine burial, with me playing the part of chief mourner. She had a fine funeral, I tell you. Why not? She was pretty good to me." And Spencer smiled coolly. Fear Tug Is Lost With 16 on Board EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 13.—The Hudson Bay company's tug Primrose, plying between Fort Chippewayan and Fond dv Lac on Lake Athabasca, today was 25 days overdue, and it is feared that she has foundered with 18 persons aboard. BIG AUDIENCE WELCOMES VIENNA COMIC OPERA CO. The Vienna comic opera company, which opened Its local engagement li% the auditorium of the German House last night, received a warm and ap preciative reception from a capacity audience. "Die Forster-Christi," or, as it has been called in English, "The Gifl and the Emperor," was the vehicle employed by the newcomers. The lines abound in humor. The music is tuneful. Angelo Llppich, tenor of the company, handled the leading role well. Numerous encores were also won by Paul Faseli, the comedian; Luclle Vnger. Remy Marsano. Fritz Huber, Max Hanisch and Paul Nelva. ANNUAL MILITARY BALL With an excellent program ar | ranged under the direction of Ernest | Williams, the annual military ball of ! Company B of the League of the Cross j Cadets will be given at Puckett's As ' sembly rooms October 16. Colonel I John L. Flynn will lead the grand march. The floor directors will be Captain James R. Smith and Lieuten ants John Carmodv and J. A. Cough- X . FEARS FOR HER SON Mrs. Lizzie Bowdish, 1923 Russell street. Berkeley, reported to the po lice this morning her son, Irvine, 19 years old, wandered away from home yesterday afternoon and failed to re turn. He was mentally unbalanced and she fears he may have met with accident.