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• Papeivbr • i C alifornia Homes. — j VOLUME 114.—N0. 136. POLICE HUNT SON IN POISON MYSTERY Golden Gate Is Wide Open for Entry of Balboa -FESTIVAL THRONGS TO GREET ROYALTY Three Days of Mirth and ; Jollity Start Tomorrow Under Sunny Sky of San Francisco One brief report of a starter's pis tol in Sacramento tonight opens the Portola festival. Then Governor Johnson's nifspagre will be given to two teams from the T. M. C. A. and the high schools, and the first runners will start southward, to arrive here tomorrow. But there is no last min ute scurrying around in San Fran-" cisco. The house is in order and Wueen Conehita. her ladies in waiting, the festival committee and the parad ers are waiting for Vasco Nunez <Je Balboa to sail In the Golden gate to morrow morning. KLAt.S WAVE IX MISTY AIR Flags wave slowly in today's mist, bunting hangs limply to miles of buildings and parade floats stand de serted in yards. The day before" Is a day of rest this year. The only sign of things undone is a pair of <iarpenters putting minor finishing touches to the electric fountain that will play around the Dewey monu ment in Union square. But it is a day of rest that will give way at a minute's notice to the spirit and life of Portola, and to morrow morning the flags will wave' out gayly. bunting take on a new feeling of brightness, while the streets fill with people—people from town, people from country, people already here, people swarming on decks of ferryboats and in aisles of trains, and all heading for the center of the festival—Market street and Tnion square. CAN NOT MISS aMJtIHSfCI GATE While the youths of the relay teams trot overland from Sacramento, Vasco Nunez de Balboa is ostensibly sailing the broad Pacific, bound for the Gol- j <'fn gate. Unlike Sir Francis Drake, there is no possibility of his missing the Cliff house and steaming or sail ing—whichever locomotion method Balboa uses this year—on up to Bo dega bay, Eureka or some other such X>lace. Vasco Nunez is sure to ar rive at 9:30 off Fort Point, although there will be some uncharitable Enough to say that he boarded his vessel just off Baker's beach or some such point, and so couldn't help be ing on time. In any case, the great navigator ■nill reach Mission street wharf at 3 0 o'clock and will be welcomed by an official reception committee from the Portola festival. During this time of arrival soldiers, marines, mili tia floats, officials and other paraders < onttnned on Page 3, f'olnma 1 READ THE CALL FOR BEST, BRIGHTEST, MERRIEST ACCOUNTS OF THE PORTOLA The Call's staff will report fully, brightly, snappily, the Portola event, pageantry, sports and balls as they occur. Accounts of the week's festivities will be unex celled. All the regular news of the great cele bration will be reported fully by The Call's un excelled staff. ♦ ; ▼ | ■ 4 — 4, Famous Writers Whose Impressions of San Francisco's Days of Frolic Will, Appear Exclusively in This Newspaper All This Week **^^^^****^****'* N^'^J * JXa, ' l **'*'***'** m *** >^o ***********^^* ll ******* mm.m> o*o*o*** mo*o*mmm*.m*m.**~o*+.* iy>ilMy> * «■ *> — THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL 'COPETTES' SWORN, BUT WHAT THEY'LL DO PUZZLES CHIEF | Chief White swears in San Francisco's policewomen. The new officers are: Left to right, Mrs. Katheryene Eisenhart, Mrs. Margaret V. Higgins and Mrs. Kate O'Connor. WHERE'S IGNACIA? $1,000 AWAITS HER Canada Seeks Little Girl Heir 'of Alaskan Miner and Indian Woman The power of the Canadian govern ment has been Invoked by Judge Gra j ham to rind Ignatia Shic, daughter of Aurells Jose Dossantos, and a native iAlaksa woman, so that the little girl j may inherit $1,000 left her by her i father when he died here recently. The money is all that remains of Dossantes' estate after years of dig ging in the gold fields. He came to San Krancisco five years ago, leaving his wife and child in the Eldorado creek country. During his stay here, Dossantos wrote them no letter, for neither the child nor its mother could read. In his will, however, he left his little fortune to his baby girl. LAMAR REFUSED WRIT; GETS CHANCE TO APPEAL WASHINGTON*, Oct. 21. —Chief Jus tice Claubaugh today denied the writ of habeas corpus to prevent the ex tradition of David Lamar to New York to face an indictment charging him with impersonating Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania. The court will not enter the order until tomorrow. In order to give Lamar's counsel time to perfect an appeal. GEORGE STERLING foremost poet of California, will write an inspiring poem of California's foremost fes tival. It will be worth read ing and re membering. FOURTEEN PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1913 White Hopes Trio Will Take Vacation While He Se lects Work Policewomen, "copettes," call them what you will, we have three of them In San Francisco now. Mrs. Margaret Victoria Higgins, Mrs. Kate O'Connor and Mrs. Kath eryene C. Eisenhart were farmally sworn in this morning as members of the police force by Chief of Police White. What the fture duties and condi tions of life of the new officers are to be a question. They themselves profess utter ig norance of what the position will bring them, but think it probable that their work will be principally among women and children and both protective and preventive in nature. No question of a uniform has been raised, but there are rumors that a badge a triffe less imposing in na ture tha nthe average star of the police officer will back their demnnds and enforce their commands. Patrolling a beat probably will not be required of the new appointees. Thief White says he has not planned their careers In the department as yet. He was unaware that they were to lie appointed at the present time, and during the coming Week he will be so busy taking care of the throngs who will crowd the city that he will have no time to outline their duties. "I shall be glad," he said, "if they will take a vacation for the next week." WILLIAM FAVERSHAM Shakesperean actor, now in this city, will give his im pressions of the drama of festival as it unfolds in the city's streets. "COPPETTES"' OATH WOMEN'S VOW TO UPHOLD LAW The oath administered to rreu> policewomen: 44 j KATE O'CONNOR, do X* solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of a woman protective officer for the city and county of San Francisco according to the best of my ability. So help me God. "Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of October, A. D. 1913. "D. A. WHITE, "Chief of Police." Washington living's Kin Sued fof Divorce Washington Irving, great-grandson of the famous writer, today was made defendant in a divorce suit filed se cretly In Oakland. Attorneys for Mrs. Irving refuse to divulge the na ture of the ground upon which the action Is taken. Irving is in the in surance business and lives at 2249 Piedmont Street, Berkeley. RUGGIERO LEONCAVALLO Italian com poser, com poser of "I Pagliacci," will relate his impressions of fl the spirit of || San Francisco \! as shown in , the Portola I festival. 6 CONVICT IN LINE FOR $250,000 ESTATE San Quentin Inmate, Serving Third Term for Burglary, Has Chance to Share English Fortune With the possibility- of proving his ! claim to a legacy of $250,000 left by relatives in England. Thomas Ryan, soldier of fortune, serving five years in Nan Wuentin prison for burglary committed in this city, la looking forward to his release in January with more than ordinary zeal, j After serving all but a few months !of his sentence of a third term, Ryan | was notified by attorneys engaged in this city that a wealthy relative had 'died in England and that he had a chance of getting $250,000 of the estate. The British consul, who was also notified, has been looking up records and has forwarded reports to England regarding the convict, All VENTURE IN WILD LAX OS The life of Ryan reads like a story book. When a lad he left his native country and sought adventure. He went to Africa, drifted across the sea to South America, around the Horn to the coast of Chile and other South American countries. He found the dangerouse ocoupatlon of filibustering supplies to warring republics to his liking and had many narrow escapes in this work. Finally he came to San Francisco, and with his Income taken from him soon sought to keep up the pace through crime. He was arrested on three occasions for burglary and each time sent to San Quentln. He has announced to the officials at the prison his intention of living square if he gets hold of the legacy when he is released. Theodore Roosevelt Welcomed to Brazil RIO JANEIRO, Oct. 21.—An en thusiastic welcome was given to. Theodore Roosevelt when he landed here today. Foreign Minister Muller formally welcomed the ex-president, who replied, expressing his pleasure at being in the country he had long desired to visit. Family Awakening has Only Nightgowns Left LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21.—Robbed of all their possessions, including every article of clothing except those In which they slept, Thomas Hunfleet, his wife and two children awoke this morning in their room and were compelled to telephone the police. GRACE MacGOWAN COOKE popular nov elist, author of "The Pow er and the Glory" and other moving stories, will write of the festival as it < inspires a, woman. GIVE GUNS TO REBELS SENATORS URGE Only Chance to Halt United .States Intervention Is to Let Insurgents Whip Huerta, They Say BULLETIN WASHINGTON. Oct. 21.—The Mexi can ait nation km the chief topic of diacnaalon at «he cabiaet meeting: to day Secretary Bryan a neat an hour with the president before the meeting Kola a; aver the latent reports received from Knvoy Mad and O'Shaughaesay. BULLETIN LONDON, Oat. 21.—1t was learned today that the Brtrlah (Ovrrnmeat woold refaae to follow the lead of the United Statea la adapting a Mexican poller. Sir Edward Grey, Brltlah for eign minister, la conference with United Statea Atnaaaaador Page, re faaed to bind the British goverament to any definite policy after the Mexi can election. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.—Demands that the United States recognise the Mexican rebels to permit them to ob tain munitions with which to drive Huerta from power were made here today by senators alarmed by recent developments in the southern repub lic. They fear unless the rebels win it will be necessary for American troops to invade the country- Senator Mark Smith (Arizona) said: "Both federals and constitutionalists should be treated alike. The inability of the Huerta faction to maintain or der Is conceded by every one." "The question of recognition is timely just now," said Senator Fall of New Mexico. "I believe the double dealing accorded the United States by Huerta makes it almost imperative that we retaliate by giving the con stitutionalists every chance to make good their claims they can sweep the Huerta regime out of power if their belligerency is once recognized." HUERTA JAILS 300 FOR PLOT MONTEREY, Mex., Oct 21.—Three hundred persons were arrested at Monterey today charged with plotting to turn the city over to the rebels. The bullpen is filled with political prisoners as a result of Huerta's iron handed methods. Sentenced to Death For Killing Woman SACRAMENTO. Oct. 21.—Sam J. Raber today was sentenced to hang on January 2 for the murder of Cherry de St. Maurice ,the underworld queen, who was slain in her apart ments here September 2. Raber was convicted several days ago. His companion is on trial now for the same crime. L. W. (LARRY) HARRIS clubman and wit, will nar- rate the amus ing incidents of the Portola as they tum ble over each other day after* day for four full days. San. Francisco's I Great Daily j \ Fcmncieci —1856 | i&tT PRICE ONE CENT. SUNNY TOMORROW? WHY, SURE! WILLSON_SAYS SO Start! bk with a realntrarloa of 52 decree* at 10 o'clock thin moraine the temperature or 11 o'clock had riaea to !i*t degreea. At aaon it waa passing the «• degree mark. Koreeanter V\ illaon says that tomorrow will nltaeaa Ideal weather conditions, with a cap ias low in the moraine aad the warm ana In the arteraooa There are no signs of rain. CALMLY WORKS 500 FEET IN AIR Steeplejack Smokes Cigarette While He Clings to Hum boldt Building Flagstaff Frank E. Steinbacher, steeplejack, calmly smoked a cigarette as he clung to and painted the flagpole on top of the Mumboldt Bank build ing this morning. Five hundred 'feet below hundreds of people stood breathless watching the, work of the daredevil workman. Steinbacher accepted the job of painting the pole after five others had refused to undertake the task. The flagpole Is 65 feet high. It is six inches in circumference at the base and tapers to two Inches at the top. Floater Found in Bay; Discovery of Latest Victim Arouses Police Man Believed to Have Been Soldier and . Authorities Take Trail to Halt Thugs What the police believe to be the body of a soldier was found floating in the bay off Fisherman's wharf this morning. The body had been in the water about a month. A blue uni form was worn and the letters "D. M. L." were printed on the blouse. Fragments of trousers were also found. This is the third body taken from the bay within a week. The police are seeking vainly for a clew to a gang of thus who are believed to be casting their victims overboard. Oxnard's Home Fired By Insane Chinese An insone Chinese attempted to set fire to the $60,000 home of Robert Ox nard, the millionaire sugar magnate, near Redwood City this morning. A gardener on the estate discovered the flames and theb laze was extinguished with small damage. The Chinese was arrested while he was running from the scene. He gives the name of Wo Lee and is said to have been employed by the Oxnards at one time. Plunges Into Water, Rescues 4 Year Old REDWOOD CITY, Oct. 21.—Four year old Ruth Stevens, daughter of Rev, C. 'H. Stevens of the Congrega tional church here, today owes her life to the pluck of Adrian Carleton, a senior in the Sequoia Union high school. The child fell into 10 feet of water in the Redwood creek and was being carried under a bridge when Carleton plunged into the water and dragged her to safety. fl. MacDONALD SPENCER golfer and golf expert, will report for The Call the world's cham pionship golf tournament to be played in this city. YOUTH IS MISSING; ARSENIC ON FOOD Effort Made by Fiend to Kilf Wealthy Berkeley Family When Youth Disap- , ptears From Home m Another development to the uncanny poison mystery that surrounds the home of Mrs. William T\ Flint, 1251 Euclid avenue, Berkeley, makes the discovery of the promiscuous planting; of raw arsenic on all of the food in the hoe mand the disappearance of the son, Richard F. Flint, 24 years old, all the more impossible to ex plain, according to the Berkeley po lice. Date today it developed that the ar senic which Mrs. Flint found smeared on bread and butter, vegetables an I meat Monday morning belonged to the daughter. Miss Olive Flint, who is a taxidermist. POISOX CACHE WAS SECRET According to the police, the arsenic was hidden in a pocket in the base ment of the home, the position of the cache being known only tii mem bers of the family. Eager search is being made for Miss Gertrude Butterworth, the flan ccc of young Flint, who left her home in San Fcancisco for Berkeley early today and has not been seen since. Richard Flint is the son of Dr. V H. Flint of Santa Barbara, a million aire and formerly one of the tx.-. known practicing physicians in titrm York city. MOTHER WITHHOLDS FACTS Berkeley detectives think Mrs. Flint is not telling all she knows regard ing the mystery. Young Flint had some trouble with Continued on Page 2. Column 2 Any Time From 1 8 A. M. to 9 P. M. ; and it will reach the thousands t who read no daily newspaper f other than 'The Call. ? Phone Kearny 86 t Classified Advertising ! WHERE ADVERTISING PAYS IT STAYS ' The Call carries more class!- J fled advertising than any other t evening paper. The Call car- t rlea more than two of the t others combined. ' THE CIRCULATION OF THE ! CALL. YESTERDAY WAS | 65,015 | WET PAID I The Call will have the best illustrations, the gayest drawings, the brightest accounts of the Portola. More features to be an nounced later. The reg ular staff artists and photographers will be reinforced by artists of note all over America.