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VOLUME 114.—N0. Ml
Publisher's Agent, Worried by Suit, Ends Life
From left to right are Attorney Dozier, Miss Leah Alexander and Detective J. J. Callaghan as they
appeared leaving the coroner's inquest held over J. D. Van Baalen.
Search for Lost George Hugh
son Leads to Discovery of
Salt Lake Nest of Crooks
In attempting to locate George
Howard Hughson, who disappeared
from Berkeley a month ago. Chief of
Police Vollmer of Berkeley believes
he has unearthed a swindle of na
tional scope being worked from Salt
Lake City. A few days after Hugh
son dl' a PP eare< l his parents received
telegrams, signed with his name, ask
ing for $100. On inquiry the police
were advised that the person sending
these telegrams was an imposter.
Additional information goes to show
that a gang operating from Salt Lake
City follows up cases of lost persons
to obtain money from their relatives.
No trace of Hughson has been ob-
tamed and his parents believe he has
been murdered.
Soubrette Wins $32.50
From Kitty Gordon
By Suit for Wages
"Enchantress" Company to Pay
Salary Due, but Actress Will
Receive No Damages
Mary Ambrose, soubrette with "The
Enchantress" company until her tem
peramental differences with Kitty
Gordon, the star with the $50,000
back, caused Miss Ambrose to leave
the company in a huff, will receive
$."2.50 from the company, which is the
exact amount of her salary for the
three days she worked before the row
The costs of Miss Ambrose's suit
will be paid by "The Enchantress"
management, according to the deci
sion of Justice of the Peace A. T.
Barnett. before whom the actresses
presented their evidence.
Justice Barnett held she was not
discharged, therefore not entitled to
Woman Will Face Trial for
Killing Van Baalen in
Jealous Rage

J Leah Warren Alexander, who ln a
jealous rage shot and killed John D.
Van Baalen. October 18, In his office
in the Chronicle building, was charged
with murder shortly after noon today
by a coroner's jury.
The verdict was as follows:
"We find that the said John D. Van
Baalen, aged 32, came to his death at
the central emergency hospital, Octo
ber 18, from shock and hemorrhage
following gunshot wounds in the ab
"And we further find that the said
decedant came to his death at the
hands of Leah Warren Alexander and
we hereby charge the said Leah War
ren Alexander with the crime of mur
der. E. C. NELSON, Foreman."
Miss Rhoda Thomson was the prin
cipal witness at the inquest. The at
tractive, little, auburn haired stenog
rapher, whose presence in Van Baa
len's office aroused the insane jeal
< ousy of Miss Alexander, told in quiet
tones of her relations with Van Baa
She told how she had obtained a po
sition with the advertising man just
a few days before the shooting.
"Mr. Van Baalen didn't care much
for me," she said. "There was no love
affair between us. Mr. Van Baalen es
corted me home twice. Other than
that I never went out with him."
Miss Thomson, who was a witness
of'tlie shooting 1 , told the same story
as M. L. Williams and K. M. Ander
son, who were also in the office of
Van Baalen.
Other witnesses were L Hlllman. a
witness who was in the, hall of the
Chronicle building, a few feet from
Miss Alexander when she shot Van
Baalen; Traffic Officers Levy and
Danahy, who were the first police on
the scene, and Detectives Collier and
Callaghan, who investigated the case,
i The detectives testified to finding a
i box of cartridges in a downtown res
taurant where Miss Alexander had
loaded hot weapon and left the re
maining cartridges.
Miss Alexander did not lake
ithe stand, withholding her testimony
for the superior court, oa the advice
<xf htr atlorrgj'f
American Heiress Defies Two
Emperors and Becomes the
Bride of Duke of Croy
GENEVA, Oct. 27.—1n direct defiance
of Emperor William of Germany, Em
peror Francis Joseph of Austria and
the powerful house of Croy, Miss
Nancy Leishman. daughter of John G.
A. Leishman, former steel partner of
Andrew Carnegie in Pittsburg, was
married today by a civil ceremony to
Karl, the thirteenth duke of Croy and
descendant of Hungarian kings.
The ceremony was conducted by
Mayor Marc Peter of the village of
Versois, situated five miles from
Geneva. The simple form took only
five minutes, while the bridal couple
and their attendants stood in a rough,
unpainted, unplastered room in tlie
mayor's executive quarters.
The marri.'ge today of another
American heiress into one of the old
est and noblest houses of Europe
raises a grave international question
regarding the rights of heritages.
Wife Wants Divorce
Before Canal Makes
Low Rate From Boston
Woman Fled to San Francisco to
Get as Far Away as Possible
and Fears Cheap Fares
Anticipating the opening of the
Panama canal. Mrs. Ktefania Gutow
ski wants a divorce from Antoni
Gutowski of Boston be/ore cheap
water rates between the seaports be
come effective. Mrs. Gutowski state?
in a complaint for divorce filed
secretly in the superior court today
that she fled from Boston to San
Francisco to get as far from her hus
band as possible, and that she be
lieved herself safe because of ths
cost '"f transportation from the Hub
to the Golden gate. Mrs. Gutowski
brought her little girl with her, and
does not seek alimony.
W. H. Daniels, Curtis Coast
Firm's Manager, Is a
Suicide in Home
Constant worry brought on by de
mands that lie refund $7,000 which
he declared he had never received
caused William H. Daniels, Pacific
coast representative of the Curtis
Publishing company of Philadelphia,
to commit suicide this morning by
shooting himself. The tragedy oc
curred in the Daniels home, 1352 Sev
enth avenue.
He committed the deed after spend
ing the night in writing letters to
his family and tbe coroner.
Daniels about 8 o'clock this morn
ing telephoned to the garage where
his automobile is kept and asked for
George Tompkins to come up and sit
with Mrs. Daniels, who was indis
posed. On the arrival of Tompkins.
Daniels went to his den on the top
floor of his home and shot himself. He
died before his family could summon
Members of his family heard him
pacing up and down his room
throughout the night.
The letter to the coroner said:
"This is a plain* case of suicide.
Blame no one for tblfe' act. not even
the publishing house which he refused
to stand by its agent of 23 years."
Daniels *.vas about iO years old and
had been married for "5 years. He
had been connected with the Curtis
Publislving company for 23 years. He
had been Pacific coast representative
for over a decade. Mrs. Daniels is
prostrated by the tragedy.
Daniels' troubles started a few
months ago, when he was asked to
dispose of a Saturday Evening Post
route. The party promised to pay
him $1,200 commission if the route
was sold for $7,000. Daniels sold the
route to a man named Bradford for
$7,000 and collected the first
which covered his commission. He
then let the matter drop, leaving col
lection for the original owner.
A month later the original owner
of the route demanded the full $7,000
from Daniels, and the purchaser de
clared he had paid the money to Dan
iels. M. E. Douglas, special repre
sentative of the publishing company,
came to the coast to investigate and
says he told Daniels to sell no more
routes. He says Daniels must have
misunderstood him to mean he would
have to turn over the $16,000, which
he denied having received.
The letter which Daniels wrote to
his wife was in part as follows:
"Dear Love:
"Rosa, do not anticipate that I am
a coward for writing this, my last
note, to you. I decided Saturday aft
ernoon when Douglas sprang his lit
tle game on me, that I was to dis
burse $7,000, all the commissions I
had made in five or six years on
routes, to the Lob Angeles party. He
said the company, including Mr. Cur
tis, indorsed his plan.
"So the best thing I can do, dear
darling, is to leave this world. Do
not, sweet darling, censure me too
Middle West Is in
Grip of Frost King
CHICAGO, Oct. 27. —Oold weather
which struck Oklahoma today in the
Panhandle region is moving rapidly
toward Chicago. Snow is falling in
several of the southwestern staters
and the mercury is reported falling.
The Czark mountain region of Mis
souri is covered with several inches
of snow. In Rolla, Mo., the snow is
nearly a foot deep and traffic in this
town is nearly at a standstill.
500 Strikers Fight
Battle With Sheriffs
TRINIDAD, Colo., Oct. 27. —A battle
between 50 deputy sheriffs and 500
strikrs occurred near Ludlow at noon
today. Thousands of shots were ex
changed, but it is not known if there
were any casualties. ,
A report has just reached here that
fighting between strikers and guards
is in progress a tboth Berwind and
Labasco camps.
"Alfalfa Cops" of
Stockton Jail Six
Leaders of I. W. W.
Attempt at Rescue Stopped With
Clubs—Crowd Threatens Police
With "Another San Diego"
STOCKTON, Oct. 27.—James Rohn,
H. McGurkin, Mike Murphy, W. L.
Savoy, J. Foster and William Finely,
six I. W. W. leaders, were arrested
here last night and lodged in jail. The
men were blockading the sidewalk,
and when told to move began singing
parodies on Salvation Army religious
songs, and declared that they did not
fear "peanut Judges" or "alfalfa cops."
The police were informed that if they
wanted to have another San Diego
they would have a Job on their hands.
A large crowd of sympathizers fol
lowed the police and at one time at
tempted to rescue the prisoners. The
officers met the attack with clubs.
Heiress Ardently Wooed by
Duke of Abruzzi Weds
American Billy Hijt
WHEELING. W. Va., Oct. 27 —
Katherine Elkins was married this
afternoon at Elkins, W.. Va.. to Billy
Hitt. The wedding is the culmination
oi a romance of seven years' stand
ing, during which Miss Elkins was
ardently wooed by both Mr. Hitt and
the Italian duke of Abruzzl.
Only a few intimate friends were
present at the ceremony, which took
place in the palatial home of the
bride. Miss Elkins is the daughter
of the late Senator Stephen D. Elkins
of this state.
U. S. Supreme Court
Upholds Anti-Opium
Law of Philippines
Final Tribunal Says Island Statute
Does Not Violate Those En
acted by Congress
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—The anti
opium law of the Philippines, enacted
by the commission, but alleged by
Chino Lee, a Chinese, to violate acts
of the United States congress, was
held by the supreme court of the Unit
ed States today to be valid.
Lee, who was alleged to have been
a party to a smuggling conspiracy,
was convicted under the laws and sen.
tenced to prison, asserted that the
commission had exceeded Us powers.
Bichloride Victim
Dies 8 Days After
Taking Fatal Dose
Wealthy Brooklyn Man's Brave
Fight Against Death Futile;
Passes Out at Noon
NEW YORK, Oct. 27.—Isaac Levy,
the wealthy Brooklyn manufacturer
who took bichloride of mercury eight
days ago by mistake for headache
powders, died at noon today.
Justice of Peace
Ends His Own Life
WOODLAND. Oct. 27.—The body of
Charles Simpson, justice of the peace
at Broderick, Yolo county, was found
at 6 o'clock this morning near the M
street bridge with a bullet hole in
the head. Simpson committed suicide
on account of a lingering illness. He
was unmarried. He had been a Yolo
cougty justice of the peace for a num
ber of years and wa*s 50 years old.
Lawyer Charged With
Killing Is Released
GOSHEN, N. V., Oct. 27 —Burton W.
Gibson, a New York lawyer, was re
leased from jail this afternoon after
Judge Tompkins dismissed an indict
ment against him charging him with
the murder of "Countess Zabo." Gib
son was immediately rearrested on a
charge o/ p*tlvjt
Fickert Calls Grand Jury in
Special Session to Investi
gate Affair
District Attorney Fickert has called
the grand jury in special session to
night to investigate the entire
Slingsby case and return indictments
if anything is found to be wrong
about the matter. Fickert states that
he has been investigating the matter
himself for several weeks and now
wishes the grand jury to take it up.
He said he did not do this before be
cause he did not want to interfere
with the hearings before the British
"Both sides claim they are in the
right," said Fickert. "Both sides tell
different stories and perjury is cer
tainly being committed. To the end
that this case will be cleared up once
and for all I have decided on this
sweeping Investigation, and to this
end we will determine which side is
right and who the perjurer ia
Subpenas have bean is—ar) for Lieu-
tenant Slingsby and his wife; Dr. W.
W. Fraaer, who was accused of falsi
fying the birth certificate of the
child; Attorneys Andrew Thome and
Earll Webb; Mrs. Azalea Black, a
nurse: Mrs. Hattie Blain, a nurse,
and Mrs. Sadie Owlngs. also a nurse;
Detective F. E. Phillips, George Her
mann, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Desmond,
Mrs. Ella Young and her husband,
Mrs. Lowe and her daughter, and Mr.
and Mrs. J. P. Keleher. the friends
with whom the Slingsfiys stayed
when they arrived in San Francisco
several weeks ago.
Attorney Harold Ide Cruzan was
ousted from the British consulate this
morning when he appeared there as
counsel for Mrs. Hattie Blain, the
principal witness against Lieutenant
and Mrs. Charles R. Slingsby in the
so called "substituted baby" case.
Cruzan's presence at the hearing
was objected to by Attorney Oliver
Dibble, who represents the Sllngsbys.
"If I am not permitted to stay. I*ll
take my client with me," said Cruzan,.
"unless'she feels that she is able to
protect her Interests alone."
Notwithstanding this threat Dibble
insisted that Cruzan leave the room.
"You may take Mrs. Blame with you
if you so desire," said Dibble, "but you
can't stay at this hearing."
After a whispered conference with
his client Cruzan left the consulate.
Dibble was full of objections when
the hearing was resumed this morn
He objected to the calling of Theo
dore Kytka, handwriting expert, on
the ground that he (Dibble) had not
been given two days' notice that
Kytka was to be heard.
Kytka appeared at the consulate
with an armful of photographs of
Mrs. Slingsby's handwriting and
copies of letters said to have been
written by Mrs. Slingsby, with which
he hopes to prove that the advertise
ment for a baby which was published
in a morning paper is ln Mrs. Slings
by's handwriting.
Dibble also objected to the hearing
of H. M. Patterson, the clerk who
received the advertisement for a baby
boy. Patterson was not placed on the
Dibble's last objection was against
Cruzan's presence.
Mrs. Blain was placed on the stand.
She repeated the testimony which she
offered in the Fraser hearing. She
will be on the stand throughout the
hearing today and part of tomorrow.
Mrs. Slingsby was at the hearing
for the first time since she suffered a
nervous breakdown.
Suffragettes Burn
Home of Secretary
McKenna's Brother
LONDON, Oct. 27.—Militant suffra
gettes today took vengeance upon
Home Secretary Reginald McKenna
by burning the residence of his
brother, T. McKenna, at Borden. The
elegant mansion, known as Mill
house, was untenanted. The damage
amounts to $30,000.
The lawn was strewn with abusive
literature, directed against the British
government and Home Secretary Mc-
Kenna ia partfrwfrr
San Francisco • >s
Fir<st Great Daily
Founded —1856 \
Mexican Situation
No candidate received a ma
jority in the election Sunday,
which is necessary to a choice.
* * *
Fearing an uprising when
this announcement is made.
General Huerta has brought
2,000 additional troops to guard
the capital.
* * *
Felix Diaz has resigned from
the army, severing all connec
tions with Huerta.
* * *
Two of Diaz' closest follow
ers have been arrested and
thrown into prison in Vera
* * *
Considering the elections a
farce, the United States will
not recognize the new Mexi
can government.
* • *
France has asked the United
States to send a warship to
Lower California to protect
French residents in danger.
Police Prevent Massacre by
Drunken Troops Excited
Over "Ritual Trial"
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 27.—Drunk
en and inflamed soldiers, excited at
the accounts of the "ritual murder"
trial of Mendel Beiliss, attacked the
ghetto at Lodz today, with the evi
dent intention of a massacre. The
police attacked and drove off the
troops and prevented any killings.
During the fighting two soldiers
were killed and 15 wounded. Forty
arrests were made.
"I Love You, California" is the song
for which A. F. Frankenstein com
posed the music, but he sang a new
and plaintive one at the Hotel Oak
land last night. "Where Is My Wan
dering Amati Tonight" was its bur
den, 4or Frankenstein thought he had
lost his J5.000 violin.
Meanwhile he was looking for the
bellboy whom he thought had led
that precious fiddle astray. When
Frankenstein arrived at the hotel he
gave the boy the instrument to put in
his bedroom, and then sallied out to
find some brother Shriners. When he
got back he went into his bedroom,
but found no violin.
Frankenstein started out again in
a hurry, but the bellboy had gone
home for the night. This morning the
Shriner omitted his devotions and
pitched camp in the hotel lobby.
When the bellboy arrived, vocifer
ously whistling Frankenstein's own,
"I Love You, California," the insult
was too great. The composer collared
the hotel employe and threatened sev
eral forms of death unless he pro
duced the violin.
"Huh, do you want that piece of
wood?" snorted the bellboy, scorn
fully. Then he carefully led Frank
enstein upstairs into the parlor of his
suite and pointed out the 200 year
old Amati peacefully reposing on a
Inez Will Naturalize
Her Dutch Husband
NEW YORK, Oct. 27.—Mrs. Eugene
Boissevain, formerly Inez Milholland,
today at the Women's Political union
told of the progress of woman suffrage
in Holland, "her adopted home." She
declared she was back to New York
"My husband is coming over in a
few weeks," "and is going
to be naturalized. That will remove
all suspicion of the legality of my
claim to practice law." _ . .
Blf HE
Troops Guard Capital; Out*
Break Feared When Elec
tion Farce Is Publicly
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 27.—This city
took the appearance of an armed camp
today as the returns from scattered
election districts made it certain that
no candidate had received a majority
of the votes cast in the' presidential
contest. , Though no disorders at
tended the balloting here Sunday and
there were no disturbances during the
night, troops were brought into the
city at dawn in tlie event of riots,
upon the promulgation of the official
announcement from the government
that the balloting resulted in no elec
More than 2,000 troops moved into
the city during the early morning.
The fear of an outbreak and violence
was increased by the receipt of dis
patches from Vera Cruz stating that
Felix Diaz would leave there during
the day to come to the capital. The
result of the election means that
Huerta will remain in office as presi
dent. In the returns received thus far
Frederic Gamboa and P'elix Diaz are
running a close race, but because of
votes for other candidates neither one
of these men will have a majority.
The total number of votes cast was
less than one-third the total voting
strength of the republic, which is re
quired by the constitution to make
the election legal. The election of
senators and deputies, however, will
not be hampered by this constitu
tional provision and lt is certain that
the Catholic party, headed by Gam
boa and supported by Huerta, will
have control in congress. This as
sures Huerta full control instead of
legislative revolt, which continually
threatened him in the last congress,
which was controlled by Maderlstas.
It will be several weeks before all
the returns are in from the isolated
sections of the republic, but it is
probable that before that time con
gress will have convened and declared
the deputies and senators supported
by the clericals elected and chosen
Huerta again as president ad interim.
"The result of the election will not
be definitely known until the newly
elected congress meets in November
and passes upon the returns," said
Senor Marza Aldape, minister of tha
interior, today.
"Governors of the states informed
me this morning that the returns wilj
be slow in coming in and will not oi
available for several days.
"Outside of ,three complaints re
garding the Illegality of the author-
Ities holding the election coming fronv
small towns, there were absolutely
no disorders Sunday. Even these
small complaints will be thoroughly
probed by the government.
"All votes cast for Huerta will b<
thrown out as illegal. This is It
accordance with the president's proc
. VERA CRUZ, Oct. 27.—Two close
adherents of Diaz were arrested here
today and cast into prison. They are
Leandro Alcolea. brother in law of
Diaz, and Porfirio Reyes.
The ballots cast In the election here
counted up at 10 o'clock all showed
Huerta and Banquet as the success
ful candidates here. The government
officials' say these ballots will be
thrown out.
LAREDO, Tex., Oct. 27.—Mexican
rebels renewed their attack on Mon
terey ;it dawn today, according to
reports received by Mexican leaders
In this city. Ttiere had been a cessa
tion in fighting there since Saturday
night while the rebels were awaiting
ref nfon enients.
Thougn fighting had been going on
fiercely for three days, up to that
time the federals had more-than held

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