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• Papei\/br * [ California Homes .J VOLUME 114.—N0. 134. CROWD SEES JILTED GIRL SHOOT MAN MRS. PANKHURST, BARRED, FIGHTS TO STAY SUFFRAGE LEADERS RALLY TO SUPPORT Mrs. 0. H, P. Belmont's Offer of $100,000 Bail Refused; No Liberty Until Final Decision OTHERS HELD UP ISLAND OF WOE Some of the notables who have been held up at Ellis isl and: Willie Nutt, whose name Is not Nut. but Nutt, and who says he's not nutty, though his name is Nutt. Willie was an actor and came from England to ap pear in the "Whip," but the im miKratlon authorities accused him of being feeble minded, which he denied. Willie was finally admitted. Edward Myllus, writer and editor, who was convicted of libeling the king of England. Miss Marie Lloyd, music hall singer, held as an undesirable because she was accompanied by a man not her husband. Ad mitted under bail. Cipriano Castro, former pres ident and dictator of Venezuela. He was convicted of murder in Venezuela. He was admitted on a writ of habeas corpus: Prince Pignatelll of the Span ish nobility. Advices from Paris said he had Indulged in several "escapades." He was released on a habeas corpus writ. NEW YORK, Oct 18.—Seized as an undesirable immigrant and hustled off to Ellis island bag and baggage, Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst was snatched out of her protecting stateroom on the liner La Provence today when it made p->rt and landed at the detenticfrn sta tion under a guard of immigration officials. Warned by wireless of the approach of the famous leader of the English militant suffragettes, a special board of inquiry was ready to sit immedi. ately to pass upon the question ■whether Mrs. Pankhurst is an "unde sirable alien." After a session of half an hour the board of Inquiry decided Mrs. Pank hurst is "persona non grata" to the United Btates. They planned to head tfr toward "dear old England" by an early steamer. ATTORNEY APPEALS CASE Mrs. Pankhurst's lawyer, Herbert Reeves, announced his intention of appealing the case Immediately to Commissioner General Caminetti. Mr. Reeves said he would seek to have his client admitted to this country under bond, so that she may be able to ful fill her engagement to speak at Madi- Continued on T*asre 3, Column S 3 SELECT LOTS DIRT CHEAP EVERYBODY some time or other desires to have their own home, built to conform to their own ideas of comfort and coziness. A lot ;s the first step toward the home. Select your lot now before the rise in values at the opening of the canal. Here are a few good buys: $500—That's All. 12 minutes from City Hall; 5 cur line*; Urge lots; S3O cash, Slu a month. H.6So—Swelleat lot In Richmond District; half block from car line; 2o per cent below prevailing prlcea. Investigate. 86,500 —30 feet Is Stockton at-, at north por tal of tunnel; two frontages; level and ready to build upon. For full details of the above and other good buys turn to the CLASSIFIED CITY REAL ESTATE Columns in TODAY'S CALL THE San Francisco CALL BURGLARS FEAST ROB GROCER CLEAN OUT STORE FROM "soup to nuts" the grocery of M. D. Barulich & Co. at 1201« Jackson street was cleaned by two hungry burglars last night. Crackers, cheese, beans, candy and even grape juice were missing when the store was opened this morning. As the burglars had to act as their own waiters they tipped themselves by tak ing $6.15 from the cash reg ister. ASK HELP TO FIGHT FIRE IN HILLS Foresters Unable to Curb Zayante Canyon Blaze; Hotels Seem Doomed SAN JOSE, Oct. 18.—Two calls for help to fight fire came into San Jose from the Santa Cms mountatns this morning, as the fire is sweeping up Zayante canyon toward the summit and is now heading toward Wrights station, where there are many sum mer hotels. Fire fighters coming into San Jose have not been able to have their pay tags issued by the fire war dens cashed, as there are no funds set aside for that purpose, and there is dissatisfaction arising. A desperate fight i* being made to save Zayante, Wrights, Isling ton, Alma and Eva from a new off shoot of the Santa Cruz mountain fire, which is burning beyond con trol through 'the big timber in Zayante canyon and above. Many fire fighters were burned and injured today, and a # family named Monetti, hemmed in by flames which destroyed their farmhouse, narrowly escaped death and are being treated at Los Gatos for serious burns. All available fire fighters have been withdrawn from the Saratoga blase to fight this big timber fire, which threatens to eat its way to the sum mit of the range and wipe out all the summer homes and resorts be tween Mount Hermon, Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek. State Forester Unmans and his force have gone to the Zayante fire, having placed the San Lorenzo canyon fire under control. SMOKE APPALLS VALLEY Spreading out like a fan In the big redwoods, the flames are eating their way east of the Soxithern Pacific tracks to the crest of the mountain. This endangers a far more thickly populated section than the fire which has been burning several days near Saratoga and San Lorenzo. Smoke from the fire this morning has been pouring over the summit and forms a pall of terrifying aspect over the entire Santa Clara valley. 60 Mil AUK MILES DEVASTATED Among the Injured fire fighters are Joseph Patersen and Matthew Con nelli, both badly burned about the face. Emergency hospital service has been established at Alma and Los Gatos. Lafrenz Acquitted of Killing Cattleman SAN JOSE, Oct. 18. —After being out for 36 hours the Jury in the Henry Lafrenz case found a verdict of not guilty. Lafrenx, who la the son of a San Francisco business man. was recently sentenced in San Francisco to a long term for highway robbery. He was charged with having murdered Cscar A. Withers, a wealthy cattleman, in the Mount Hamilton range In 1910. The evidence was almost entirely circumstantial. Assessed Valuation Of City, $623,847,729 Auditor Boyle sent to the state con troller today a summary of San Fran cisco's assessment rolls for this fiscal year, showing the total valuation of assessable property to be f623,847,729, the largest in the history of the city. Last year the total waa f•04,810,464. TWENTY-TWO PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1913. —PAGES 1 TO 12. DICTATOR TO THY FOES AS TRAITORS 74 Deputies Face Trial for Sedition; Huerta Resigna tion Refused by Cabinet MEXICO CITY, Oct 18.—President Huerta officially announced today that he had offered his resignation to the Mexican cabinet, but that it had been rejected. The cabinet's action was not due to loyalty to Huerta, but to the fact that its members were un able to unite on a man to succeed him. They were about evenly di vided between Pedro Lascuraln, Ma dero's minister of foreign affairs, and General Blanquet, commander in chief of the army. DEPUTIES ORDERED TRIED The 7* deputies arrested when Huerta overthrew congress were to day ordered to trial on charges of "re bellion, sedition and insulting the' government" because they asked an Investigation of the disappearance of Senator Belisario Domtngues. Among them is Rodolfo Reyes, former min ister of Justice. Ball was refused the deputies. Nipe of those In custody were released because the charges had been "unproved" at -the prelimi nary examination. By the refusal to accept their bail, the deputies are barred from taking any part In the presidential campaign. They are all •Huerta's political opponent . The decrees fixing rules for voting In federal districts next week were posted today. That the United States would refuse to recognize General Blanquet If he were chosen by the Huerta eabfnet to succeed Huerta, was learned here from the state department today, after acting Secretary Moore had cabled to O'Shaughnessy for details of Huerta's supposed plans to abdi cate. HUERTA'S COUP SUCCESSFUL Recent changes In Huerta's cabinet were explained today by prominent supporters of the constitutionalists. The situation was becoming so se rious that Huerta knew he must make a master stroke. Therefore he filled the cabinet with men of such radi cally different political faith that they could not unite on any man to succeed him. Then he presented his resignation. As expected, they re fused to accept It The resignation was presented Thursday. President Huerta will continue in power until the elections, the prepa rations for which are being pushed by all parties. There seems to be a revival of sen timent In favor of Huerta in the states of Campeche and Mexico, where many clubs have suddenly been formed to support the ticket of Huerta for president and Blanquet for vice president. If these two men consent to run it is believed the movement will spread to other states. General Felix Diaz is expected to ar rive at Vera Cruz on Sunday, which is earlier than expected. There is much talk of a conspiracy there against his life. Government secret agents are going to Vera Cruz to look after his safety. Vogelsang Back; Says Hetch Hetchy Bill Situation Favorable Will Come Up in December and Must Be Voted On Before the 6th—Campaign Inaugurated Supervisor Vogelsang returned from Washington today and reported that the situation is favorable to the pas sage of the Hetch Hetchy bill in De cember. The bill Is on the calendar for December 1 and must be voted on before December 6. This report was made at a meeting in Mayor Rolph's office attended by 15 supervisors, members of the advisory water com mittee and Congressmen J. I. Nolan and J. R. Knowland. A campaign is to be inugurated to present the senU. ment of the entire state to Washing* ton regarding San Francisco's aeed of the Sierra water i "I CAN'T SEE HOW THEY SAY TEDDY'S NOT MINE."-Slingsby Lieutenant Confident He Is Father of Baby, and Young ster Has No Doubts "So many untruths have been told about us, so many slurs have been cast upon the Slingsby name by per- I sons whom we had every reason to believe were our friends, that I am weary, as well as wary, of discussing anything pertaining to the so called substitution case, but I'll be glad to talk with you about my little boy, Teddy.' or anything else of interest," said Lieutenant Charles It. Slingsby a 3 he sat with the beautiful baby in his arms in the garden of the Augustus F. Lawton home, 2848 Fillmore street, this morning. Mrs. Slingsby, clad in a soft gray morning gown, smiled her approval fro ma window overlooking the garden. "Come on down here, Mummie." invited Teddy Slingsby, the 3 year old boy around whom the legal bat tle which involves the nobility of England and citizens of the United States, is being fought. Mrs. Slingsby declined the invita tion, pleading nervousness. "How anybody can say that Teddy is not my boy pussies me, said Lieutenant Slingsby, "especially in view of the marked resemblance to me which the boy bears." "Bad, naughty people to talk about me," declared the Junior Slingsby, leaping from his father's arms to examine the camera in which he evinced much interest. "That was beautiful! Oh, Ido hope you caught the expression in Teddy's face," called Mrs. Slingsby from the window as the photographer snapped Teddy in one of his characteristic poses. "This seems to be quite a 'house of mystery,' said the serious faced Slingsby, waving his hand toward the Lawton home, where so many dra matic events connected with the fa mous graft prosecution were staged. "But it was merely a coincidence our selecting this residence to stay while here. You see, we have had so much to contend with and have tried to avoid publicity, but it seems unavoidable now." "Send me a picture, please,*' said Teddy Slingsby, waving good by as he left with his father to spend the day In Golden Oats park. WIFE OF HALSEY, PHONE CHIEF, DIES Brief illness Is Fatah to Mrs. John I. Sabin's Sister Mrs. Theodore Halsey, wife of the Pacific States Telephone company of ficial and a sister of Mrs. John I. Sa bin, died this . morning at the St. Francis hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Halsey had been unconscious for several days and It was believed by her physician that she was suffer ing from a blood clot on her brain. This is the second recent death in the family, her sister, Miss Perkins, hav ing died suddenly last month. Mrs. Little Granted Divorce by Court Double desertion resulted today in an Interlocutory decree of divorce for Mrs. Florence Kentfleld Little, stay ing at the St. Francis hotel, from Har old L. Little, mining man of Berkeley, In Judge Griffin's department of the superior court. Market Hunters Lose Ducks; 300 Seized Officers of the fish and game com mission seised 300 wild ducks at the Wells Fargo offices in the ferry build ing today. The birds were shipped to the local markets by market hunters, and the selxure was made under the law that prohibits any one having more than 25 ducks in his possession during any one calendar day. Lieutenant Slingsby cant see how anybody can doubt that Teddy is his child, and Teddy can't understand why "people say bad things" about him. FIRE ENDANGERS SISTERS OF POPE From Window of Vatican Pontiff Watches Firemen Subdue Flames ROME. 'Oct IS.—The Uvea of the two slaters of the pope were endan gered today by a fire which swept the house in which they were dwell ing opposite the Vatican. Prom the window of the Vatican the pope watched firemen subdue the flames. As soon as it became known that neither of the women was in jured his holiness went to his private chapel and gave thanks in prayer. Crocker Girl Dragged To Death by Pony NEW YORK, Oct. 18.—-Faith Crock er, 8 years old, only daughter of Frank I* Crocker, a distant relative of the Crocker family in California and a member of the Meadowbrook and Piping Rock cluba, met death to day beneath the heels of her favorite pony, which she had recently ridden to blue ribbon honors in Long Island horse shows. The girl had taken the animal out for its usual morning can ter in the meadow, and her father sat at a window watching her, when she was unseated and fell to the ground, with ,hflr, foot caught in. the stirrup. The pony dashed blindly away, drag ging . ,ber over, the field. She was picked up dead, her skull having been fractured. | i f/ j V i ii i . i -, 1 ■ "4 ii I I ill 1 -i It L \lll ~ Francisco's Great Dsaijy Founded -1856 | VICTIM, FALLS DYING IN PACKED OFFICE CORRIDOR: "TRICKED ME," SHE SAYS Miss Leah Alexander, Pretty Blonde, Riddles J. D. Van Baalerr With Bullets in the Chronicle Building—"Left His Wife, Promised to Marry Me, But He Lied," Says Young Gun Wielder A woman scorned, with a short barreled revolver for the weapon of her fury, turned upon J. D. Van Baalen, special advertising man for the Chronicle, in a corridor on the third floor of the Chronicle building at 11:30 o'clock today and shot him five times. The woman. is Miss Leah Alexander, a slender blonde of fewer years than 30. "I shot him because he promised to marry me and did not keep his promise," the pale woman prisoner said at the central station when Chief of Police White questioned her. "He took me to Cuba and several other places throughout the country on trips. Once he tried to kill me. He separated from ■ —— ' his wife on my account and then he CUSTOMS MEN ARE ACCUSED Master of Steamer Lyra Says Inspectors Broke Into Cabin and Took His Property Charges questioning the integrity and honesty of Customs Inspectors A. E. Buckley, T. O. Huffaker, J. A. lA zier, D. G. Swinehart and C. J. Ben ninger, which were filed by Captain J. A. McDonald, master of the steamer Lyra, are under Investigation before Collector of the Port J. O. Davis this morning. These charges were filed through Customs Broker W. H. Thornley for the Luckenbach Steam ship company, a corporation which owns the vessel. ACCUSED BY CAPTAIN Captain McDonald in a written re port to Collector Davis accuses the inspectors of breaking into his private rooms and taking three bottles of bay rum, which he had for toilet purposes. He further states that J4S and an automatic revolver, all his private property, are missing. He claims to have left the cash and revolver in the drawer when he went ashore. While Captain McDonald does not chtfrge definitely that the customs in spectors stole the articles, he inti mates the fact by asserting that none but the inspectors had access to his room while he was on shore. The inspectors are also charged with breaking into the cabin of J. A. Dorwlne, first officer. Customs In spector Bennlnger is accused of strik ing Second Mate Oeorge McDonald in the face when the officer protested at the way the Inspectors were en tering the private lockers and draw ers, instead of asking for them to be opened with keys. SAYS CAPTAIN TO BLAME As soon as the complaint was filed Collector Davis started the investi gation. He found that the charges against Benning, accused of assault ing Second Mate McDonald, were true, but Collector Davis said this morn ing that it appeared that the bay rum and perfume had been smuggled. "There is a regular traffic in bay rum from South American and Mexi can points to this port," said Davis. "All this trouble is traced directly to Captain's McDonald's refusal to make a statement regarding the possessions of the individual members of the crew. The search was then instituted, and the perfume and bay rum found and seized. At this time lam not ready to make a statement of the missing cash and revolver of the captain." PRICE TWO CENTS. has lied, lied to me for months. I could stand it no longer, so I shot him." "But I still love him, even though he has ruined my future." she said, brokenly, as she turned her face-away ■ from the circle of men about her. Four of the bullets took effect in Van Baalen's stomach and chest. At the central emergency hospital they say he has only a few hours to live. First the police rushed the excited woman to the harbor hospital. Then they hastened to the central hospital. They wanted the girl beside Van Baalen's cot when he made his ante mortem statement. PLANNED SHOOTING S DAYS AGO ' Assistant District Attorney Bren nan was detailed to take Van Baalen's story. The party, headed by Chief White, returned to the city prison, and the woman went in behind a wall of bars alone. Miss Alexander had been living a* the Landseer apartments, 797 Bush street. Van Baalen stayed at Marlborough hall, in Bush street. According to a calm story told by the woman this afternoon, she made up her mind to shoot Van Baalen three days ago. She bought the pistol in lower Mar ket street this morning. "Kor the last two or three days be had refused to walk up the street with me." she said. "I saw him on the street last night with another girl. It hurt me. "He wouldn't answer the telephone when I called today. So I went up to see him. He told me to get out of the office or he would put me out. I had gotten up out of a sickbed fen come down town. I told him not to touch me. "He came to the door. And. well— I guess you heard the rest of it. He Bay View at Forest Hill Don't forget to come Sunday to see The New Bay View Tract, Forest Hill Court. Take the Hayes-Mar ket car direct to the property. The Finest Bay View at the lowest price. Neweil-MurdochCo. 30 Montgomery St.