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• PapeiVbr • [ C alifornia Homes . j VOLUME 114.—N0. 135, MRS. PANKHURST ENTERS N.Y. IN TRIUMPH CHORUS GIRL SUES KITTY GORDON "Enchantress" Appears With Pretty GiHs in Court; R. R. Fare Demanded The penchant of Kitty Gordon for "directing the stage" as well as play ing the lead in "The Enchantress" caused a series of brainstorms in the company that resulted in San Fran elsco in the retirement of two fair members of the cast and the attach ment of scenery and costumes of the opera to serure the payment of a week's salary, which Miss Mary Am brose, the Prjncess Diana of the play, says is due her. Miss Ambrose testified before Jus tice of the Peace Barnett today that she was kept in hot water most of the time while on the stage and was insulted by Miss Gordon. She asked $282.50. of which she claims $250 for damages as breach of a contract by the Enchantress company, by which the company was to give her two weeks' notice and pay her fare to New York If they discontinued her services. HI'SBAXD SMII4M JOYOCSLY The usual positions of Miss Am brose and Miss Gordon were reversed In Justice Barnett's court. Miss Am brose had the center of the stage, while Miss Gordon, flanked by a num ber of the beauties of the Enchan tress' chorus, sat in the audience. Be side Miss Gorjjpn was her husband, Hon. CafJfaln Beresford, who alter nately fondled a cane and smiled Joy ously at M!sa Ambrose's recital of his wife's temperamental eccentricities. The trouble between the actresses began when Miss Gordon became dis satisfied at the way Miss Ambrose ac cepted the line "I do not" when Miss Gordon asked, "Do you get me?" The star objected to Miss Ambrbse's Irish voice and the. witness said that she became actually nervous in trying to c orrect the fault by imitating the Al bionic accents of the Hon. Captain Beresford. ( OIIDVT "GET" KITTY When Miss Ambrose failed to "get" the Gordon idea the row started. It ended when Assistant Stage Manager J>ewis dragged Miss Ambrose from the stage, according to her testimony. Miss Ambrose was requested by Jus tice Barnett to repeat the line and s.ild. "I do not" several times, placing the accent on a different word each time. This dissatisfied Attorney Golden, representing the company, and he essayed to repeat It. "I would suggest that you put a little more mystery into your voice," naid Justice Barnett. The hearing m-as continued this afternoon. O"* V^^sa^^^^^^Sß3aßlaw (Before 9 A. M. on Saturday 1 if it is to appear In the big X WANT AD EDITION of The I Call. the BIG WANT AD I PAPER Call Kearny 86 | Classified Advertising WHERE ADVERTISING PAYS IT STAYS f The Call carries more elasal- I fled advertising than any other f evening paper. The Call car | rles more than two of the T othera combined. I THE CIRCULATION OF THE | CALL SATURDAY WAS 67,047 .VET PAID READ THE CALL FOR BEST, BRIGHTEST, MERRIEST ACCOUNTS OF THE PORTOLA GEORGE STERLING, foremost poet of Califor nia, will write an inspir ing poem of California's foremost festival. It will be worth reading and re membering. LEADING LADY AND CHORUS GIRL WHO APPEAR IN COURT Kitty Gordon (upper), star of "The Enchantress" company, and Mary Ambrose, who is suing for wages and damages. Son Attacks Mother's Will, Accuses Sisters Of Undue Influence Henry Nelson Starts Fight for Por tion of $18,000 Estate; Says Parent Was Incompetent Henry A. Nelson of Oakland filed suit this morning- to break the will of his mother, Mrs. Ellen Nelson, who left an estate of $18,000, the greater part of which was bequeathed to two daughters, Mrs. Harriet Villain and Mrs. Helen Blossom. Nelson charges that his sisters influenced their mother to sign a will in their favor at a time when she was mentally incompetent. He alleges also that they have an other will In their possession which he has never seen, with details of which he is not familiar. Famous Writers Whose Impressions of San Francisco's Days of Frolic Will Appear Exclusively in This Newspaper WILLIAM FAVER SHAM, Shakesperean ac tor, now in this city, will give his impressions of the drama of festival as it unfolds in the city's streets. THE San Francisco CALL FOURTEEN PAOKJS—SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1913. 26 Reported Killed In Wreck Near Avon On New Haven Road Officials in New York Deny Story, Saying They Have No Knowl edge of It NEW HA VEX, Conn., Oct. 20.—1t In reported that 26 havr hern killed in a wrfck on the New Haven road, near Avon, Conn. OFFICIALS HAVEN'T HEARD IT NEW YORK, Oct. 20.—At the office of the New Haven and Hartford rail road In thla city no word has been received of a wreck. "If the report of disaster at Avon, Conn., la true, we certainly would have heard something- about It," aald one official. RUGGIERO LEONCA VALLO, Italian compos er, composer of "I Pagli acci, will relate his im pressions of the spirit of San Francisco as shown in the Portola festival. Portola Spirit Thrills Don Caspar's City GIRL ACCUSES WIFE OF SLAIN JILTER QUEENWAITS WITH ROYAL WELCOME Festivities Begin With Land ing of Balboa Wednesday and His Reception Don Gaspar de Portola's approach is only two days away, and so the queen of the festival this morning appointed her ladles In waiting. At the same time it was announced that the queen's consort, Vasco Nunex de Balboa, will be Ralph Phelps, a Bo hemian club member, who has taken a prominent part In the Bohemian grove plays. Miss Conchlta Sepulveda, queen of the Portola festival, will have as ladies in waiting Miss Katherine Red ding, Miss Amy Bassett, Miss Euge nia Burns and Miss Hazel Whitmlre. The courtiers in waiting will be Dan Volkmann, Herbert .Schmidt. Jack Hartigan and Dean Witter. PROMINENT GIRLS MAIDS Miss Redding is the daughter of A P. Redding and niece, of Joseph D. Redding. She is a granddaughter of former Surveyor General Redding, for whom the town of Redding was named. For some years her home has been in Fair Oaks. Miss Bassett is the daughter of A. C. Bassett of the Loma Prleta Dum ber company, who was formerly pas senger traffic manager of the South ern Pacific. Miss Burns ls a native Californian. Her father, X. E. Burns, is a retired capitalist. Miss Whitmlre ls a Californian and the daughter of a Californian, her mother, who was Miss Martha Graeme, having been born near Mountain View in 1861. Her grandfather was a pioneer. She ls a relative of Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, her family being re lated also to that of Mrs. Hearst's husband, the late Senator George Hearst. WILL WELCOME BALBOA These ladies in waiting will attend the queen throughout the festival and will be on hand with Miss Sepulveda to welcome Balboa when he sails Continued on Page 3» Colnmn 1 GRACE MacGOWAN COOKE, popular novel ist, author of "The Pow er and the Glory" and other moving stories, will write of the festival as it inspires a woman. THIEF TOOK EGGS HAD TO EAT EGGS «>♦<*> NOW SICK OF EGGS MARION, 0., Oct. 20.— Mayor Claude D. Wal ters struck a novel method for punishing E. D. Brant, charged with stealing eggs. Instead of giving the prisoner a workhouse sentence, the mayor ordered Brant locked up in the city prison and be given nothing to eat but eggs. He was arrested last Tuesday and held until today, when he was released, so thoroughly sick of eggs that he says the sight of a hen gives him the stomach ache. BUCKMAN IS SUED FOR LOVE VOW Mrs. Louise Brown, Charging Rich Clubman Jilted Her, Asks $50,000 Mrs. Louise Peterson Brown filed suit for $50,000 against Albert E. Br.rkman, wealthy contractor and a clubman, in the superior court today, alleging breach of promise. Mrs. Brown, who Is a society leader, states .Buckman renewed his atten tions to her after the death of her husband, Edmund T. Brown, in 1908. Buckman threatened Mrs. Brown's life and knocked her senseless in his Offices in the Lick building when she reproached him for repudiating his promise to marry her, according to the woman's sworn statement. MRS. BROWN "EMPRESS" AT BALL The romance between Mrs. Brown and Buckman began when she was 16 years old, according to the story she told when seen at her fashionable quarters at the Driscoll apartments, SQO Geary street. One of Mrs. Brown's great successes was the party at the Palace shortly before the fire of 1906 when she as sumed the role of the Empress Jo sephine, playing opposite Delphin M. Dclmas, the attorney of Thaw case fame, who appeared as Napoleon. Mrs. Brown said her married life with- Brown was not as happy as it should have been, although she was a good and true wife, because Brown was jealous of the attentions shown his wife by the contractor. RIVAL TO HER SISTER Mrs. Brown said she met Buckman when he was courting her sister. They became Infatuated, she said, and dis rupted her plater's match. Her par ents refused to allow her to marry Buckman, and soon afterward she married Brown. "Every time I saw Mr. Buckman -during the time Mr. Brown and I were married, the old Infatuation for him would spring up, and It was with an effort that I always controlled myself," she said. L. W. (LARRY), HAR RIS, clubman and wit, will narrate the amusing incidents of the Portola as they tumble over each other day after day for four full days. "SHE TRIED TO SLAY HUSBAND" Leah Alexander, Charged With Murder, Says Spouse Threatened Death MARY ASHE MILLER "Eeah Alexander, born in Utah, aged 30, occupation milliner, murder," was the entry, made this morning In the great book of crimes on the desk in the city prison. Held in* detinue since Saturday, when she shot Joseph Van Baalen, the young woman was formally charged With his death today. Leaning against the desk, with her hand shielding her face from the other oc cupants of the room, Leah Alexander was an altogether attractive figure. Small, slender, of exquisite form, with masses of wonderful, rather, deep red, hair growing In alluring little curls, a rounded neck and skin of the type described sometimes as "pearly." one fairly exclaimed at her prettlness. When she turned the charm faded a trifle. The 30 years must have been stren uous and not altogether happy ones; the exquisite skin was masked with i perfectly unnecessary makeup; the full lidded brown eyes were hard enough to mar the beautiful color and shape; the mouth and chin were ordinary and rather coarse, and, alas and alack, the beautiful red hair showed brown at the roots. HAS "BAD" TEMPER Over it all fell the shadow of what may be given as the solution of her crime—violent, uncontrolled temper. Temper of the type known as "bad." "I will not talk," was her stereo typed reply to all questioning, but this temper, directed against Mrs. Van Baalen, brought forth her first statement. When she was told that a. press dispatch had announced that the wife of the murdered man denied all ac quaintance with her she went Into a rage. Beating her hand against the wall, she said: "That ls a lie, a perfect lie. She came to my house and I can prove that by my brothers. She was there." "WIFE TRIED TO KILL" Later she reiterated this. "She was never a friend of mine. No, certainly, Mrs. Van Baalen was never a friend of mine. She hated me. She came there to talk about the divorce. She threatened to kill me. She tried to kill Mr. Van Baalen." But there her native caution reas serted itself. She would not say how the man's death was attempted. "I won't talk until I have to, and then I will tell the truth. When I tell the truth It will be all right. I am right. If Mr. Van Baalen were alive he would tell you that he was the one that was wrong. He knew he did wrong—he knew I was right." BLAMES VAN BAALEN Leah Alexander is an interesting study. Hard even In her grief, she would shed tears and declare that she cared for nothing save news of Van Baalen. yet she laid all blame on him and showed no repentence for her act. Her saddened, shy mother, sat by her side and was cowed into silence by her militant daughter. "Mother, you can't talk, you don't know anything," she would say, and Continued on face 2, Column 1 H. MacDONALD SPEN CER .golfer and golf ex pert, will report for The Call the world's cham pionship golf tournament to be played in this city. San Francisco's Great Daily Founded —1856 | CHEER PANKHURST we* GLAD SHE'S IN WOMEN REJOICING HERBS rohat too San Francisco suffrage leaders think of Mrs. Pankhurst's re lease : 44 f+ OOD for Mrs. Pank- VJ hurst. She is a win ner!" exclaimed Miss Char lotte Whitney, first president of the College Equal Suffrage league. "Mrs. Pankhurst is coming in the role of a teacher, not as a leader. "All she wants to do is to tell the women of the United States what conditions the women of England have to face. I am sure we all ought to know." WHITE 44T 'M glad Mrs. Pankhurst JL wins," declared Mrs. Lovell White, a San Fran cisco club leader. "To exclude her would have been an in justice and un-American. Her methods are net agreeable to us, but I do not think she wants to influence American women to English methods. I believe her way is the only way in England. "Let's hear her lecture. She couldn't make our women militants, and she may be in teresting and instructive." 'TRIED TO BUY ME,' SAYS SULZER NEW YORK, Oct. 20.—That Charles Murphy, leader of Tammany hall, of fered money to Sulzer and that his impeachment resulted from his re fusal to take orders from Murphy was the charge made today by the ousted governor in an interview printed in an evening newspaper. According to the former governor his political death was the result of a conspiracy which began when Sulzer refused to accept money from Murphy just before he took office as governor. Murphy, he alleged, demanded ap pointments with the governor at their second meeting, which took place at the home of Judge McCall, the Tammany candidate for mayor. Mr. Sulzer asserts Murphy gave him a list of names of Tammany men whom he wanted appointed to office. At that meeting the former governor declares the big issues agitating New York city and the rest of the state were discussed by Murphy, who showed no hesitation in giving him his views. Murphy wanted JameK Gaffney, dyed in the wool Tammany man, ap pointed for state highways commis sioner, Sulaer asserted, this being the rich office for contract work. Sulzer declares Murphy grew threatening, demanded Gaffney be given the place on penalty of having Tammany hurl Its ponderous strength against the governor. The Call's staff will report fully, brightly, snappily, the Portola event, pageantry, sports and balls as they occur. Ac counts of the week's fes tivities will be unexcelled PRICE ONE CENT. MILITANT RECEIVES II GREAT OVATION "Victory Great Slap in Face of Great Britain," Says Suffragette Released by Caminetti NEW YORK, Oct. 20.—Mrs, Emme line Pankhurst was set free by the immigration authorities today as soon as they received official notice that Commissioner Camlnetti had found her not g-uilty of "moral turpitude," and within an hour she made a pub lic speech before a crowd that thronged the Battery. Mrs. Pankhurst left Ellis Island on a government tug at 12:30 o'clock and landed 20 minutes later. She was accompanied across the bay by 25 suffragettes, who had gone to the island earlier In the day to serenade her. When the ovation at the Battery ended Mrs. Pankhurst thanked th> crowd for the reception given her an<i talked at length with, the newspaper men. She said: "What happened today is one of greatest slaps In the face that official Great Britain ever has had in its fight against the Irresistible wave of sen timent for woman suffrage. "Great Britain does not want me to tell the truth. Great Britain did not want me to come to the United States for that reason. But I am here to tell the whole truth about the suf frage workers In Great Britain. From the Battery Mrs. Pankhurst went to the home of Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont to dJne with prominent suf frage leaders at the Aldlne club to night. The first of her set speeches will be delivered Friday night, CAMINETTI REVOKES ORDER WASHINGTON. Oct. 20. —Federal (Commissioner of Immigration An thony Caminetti today revoked the order of the special board of Inquiry at Ellis Island not to let Mrs. Pank hurst land, and declared that she should be allowed to land In the United States. A new precedent In the conduct of national affairs was set today by the president when he in person took up the question of admitting Emmeline Pankhurst to the United States. This is the first time the nation's executive ever sat in judgment in a matter Involving the admission of a foreigner barred out by the immi gration authorities. Secretary of Labor Wilson and Com missioner General of Immigration Caminetti were Invited to the White House for a conference with the Pres ident, reversing the decision of the special board of inquiry which or dered the deportation of Emmeline. During the morning a flood of tele grams descended upon the White House, the general tenor of the ap peals being that Emmellne's political Ideals were Identical with those of Americans. TRIUMPHANT ENTRY PLANNED NEW YORK. Oct. 20.—Singing the "Votes for women" anthem, 25 prom inent suffragists today went to Ellis island, serenaded Emmeline Pankhurst and cheered her with the prediction that she would soon he free to enter the United States. The suffragists planned a triumphant entry for the famous militant. The Call will have the best illustrations, the' gayest drawings, the brightest accounts of the Portola. More features to be announced later.