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Luncheon to Commission to
Be Followed by Dedica
tion Exercises
After a luncheon at the Palace hotel
tomorrow the Kansas exposition com
missioners will be taken to the expo
sition grounds, where they will dedi
cate a. site, preceeded by a review ot
the coast artillery corps at the Pre
sidio. The commissioners are W. F.
Kenson of El Dorado; Henry E. D»an,
Kansas City; Walter P. Innis, Wich
ita, and Albert T. Reid, Topeka. They
arrived in San Francisco last night.
Today they are being entertained by
members of the Kansas Society of
Elaborate preparations have been
completed for the bazaar under di
rection of the ladies, auxiliary to the
world's fair committee of th»
Swedish-American Patriotic league,
which will be held in Swedish-Ameri
can hall, starting next Thursday. An
interesting feature will be a repro
duction of an old fashioned Swedish
living room.
A world's congress of woman voters
Is the latest international assembly
planned for the 1915 exposition. Dele
gates will be here from at least eight
PANAMA. Oct. 28. —The commis
sioners in Central America from the
Panama-Pacific exposition at San
Francisco have arrived. They are
.lames F. Stutesman, Oscar H. Fern
bach and John P. Dwyer.
Colonel Goethals told them the early
completion of the canal was of
the utmost importance. To se
lect the operating force and drill
them in time to be ready for the pro
< f ssion through the canal, which will
be practically the formal opening of
the exposition, is imperative, and
• 'olonel Goethals declares there should
be no hitch such as strikes or an in
sufficient force of operatives and
As it is, it may take two or three
days for all the ships in procession
to pass through the canal.
Austrian Nobleman
Exchanges Title for
American Citizenship
Baron Oscar Albert Achim George
Prager Yon Windshagen Becomes
Plain Mr. G. Yon Windshagen
Glad to surrender an Austrian title
for American citizenship. Baron Oscar
Albert Achim George Prager yon
"Windshagen appeared before Judge
Van Nostrand today to renounce his
ellegiance to Emperor Francis Joseph.
His sponsors attesfing his five years'
residence in the United States are
Otto yon Geldern and Frederick H.
Meyer, architects.
The baron, soon to become Mr. yon
Windshagen, also is an architect, liv
ing at 2756 Steiner street.
Haight and Ashbury
District Will Hold
Carnival Saturday
Squad of Police to Head Parade.
Halloween Ball Will Be Given
in the Evening
Residents of the Halght and Ash
bury district will enjoy a carnival
Saturday evening, under the auspices
of the Haight and Ashbury District
Improvement club. Captain M. O.
Anderson of the park police station
will lead the parade with a squad of
police and the municipal band fol
lowing. Thursday evening the im
provement club will give a halloween
ball in Ashbury hall, 1748 Haight
Pope Automobile Co.
Fails; Gets Receiver
HARTFORD. Conn., Oct. 28.—The
Pope Manufacturing company was to
day placed In the hands of a receiver.
The firm is incorporated in Massachu
setts. The authorised capital stock is
$4,000,000, of which $2,500,000 is com
mon and the balance 6 per cent pre
ferred. The company was engaged
in the manufacture of motor vehi
Delegates Represent
Billions in Money
r-HICAGO, Oct. 28—Several billion
dollars of capital is represented at
Chicago by the delegates to the second
annual convention of investment
bankers of America, which opened
here today. Theodore Roosevelt Jr..
associated with a New York bond
house, is in the party.
Suffragettes Burn
$250,000 Mansion
LONDON. Oct 28.—Suffragettes to
day fired an unoccupied mansion at
Shirley Manor, Bradford. Loss
The Protestant churches in the
Park district, composed of the How
ard Presbyterian, Hamilton Metho
dist, Park Congregational. Park Bap
tist, Seventh Avenue Presbyterian
and Calvary Methodist, have Joined
in a series of evangelist meetings,
commencing tonight. The services
will be conducted by Evangelists
Haudenschield and Pugh of Chicago.
, An Automobile Ride
In San Francisco Is not now com
plete unless you have been around
tbe oun dial.—Advertisement,
'THE similarity of the features of "Baby Teddy" and Lieutenant Slingsby, appar
ent to the casual observer, and seen at a glance in this photograph, are sufficiently
marked to be noted by the trained eye of a scientist Professor A .L. Kroeber, pro
fessor of anthropology, University of California, writes his impression of the resem
blance for The Call
Mrs. Blain Promises to Appear
When Testimony Is Wanted
for Grand Jury
Contlnned From Pasre t
said, relative to the failure of Attor
ney Thorne to testify last night to the
grand jury:
"The copy of the want ad inserted
by Mrs. Slingsby In a morning paper
was given to brothers of Lieutenant
Slingsby. That document is in our pos
session and will remain there. We will
not give it to any court in the land.
It might be lost, destroyed or stolen.
I do not consider Charles Fickert the
proper custodian of that copy. We
maintain that the Slingsby baby is a
changeling, and will prove It. We do
object to this county mixing in
this case—a case It has no Jurisdiction
over in its present stage. We will
prove that there was no money passed
to Dr. W. W. Fraser to buy evi
dence of the substitution of the pres
ent baby."
"I am satisfied from what I have
read In the transcripts of testimony
taken In the case, of the evidence I
have heard, of Information I have
obtained from various sources, that
the Slingsby baby is not a chang
llng, but the real son of Lieutenant
Slingsby," said Assistant District At
torney Fred Berry this morning.
Berry has had charge of the Slingsby
case for the district attorney's office,
and thfs is the first positive an
nouncement that has been made from
that office.
In the face of a battery of ques
tions by members of the grand jury
who met in special session last night,
Fraser broke down and declared he
had been paid $500 by contestants of
the Slingsby fortune, to gather wit
nesses and aid in proving that the
famous baby was a substitution for a
baby claimed to have died at birth.
This admission c.-ime. after a stormy
passage between Flckert and Fraser,
which required all tbe efforts of Fore
man Gormley to quell.
Fraser said that he was paid the
money by Attorney Andrew Thorne,
counsel for the opponents of Lieu
tenant Slingsby. Thorn*, when called,
refused to give any 1 testimony, on the
advice of his attorney, George Knight.
"If Mrs. Blain is sincere in her con
tentions that she witnessed the sub
stitution of babies she should have no
fear to appear before the grand jury.
She will be placed In the city prison
and held In detinue until she ls wanted
by the grand jury tonight. Fraser will
be recalled at the meeting of the in
quisitorial body this evening to give
further details of what he knows,"
was Fickert's statement early today.
The district attorney has announced
his intentions of going to the bottom
of the case and endeavor to straighten
out alleged discrepancies in testi
mony given against Slingsby.
Mrs. Blain was arrested this morn
ing at 9:30 o'clock by Detective John
Rocca of the district attorney's office
at her home, 1522 McAllister street.
Rocca waa put on guard last night
Eyes, nostrils, mouth and chin of "Baby Teddy" and Lieut. Slingsby.
: —♦
Baby Like Slingsby
Expert Tells Why
Professor of Anthropology. University of California
There is no man living who
can judge positively in a case of
this sort by the evidence of the
features. Heredity is too subtle
and still too new a science for
any but negative inferences to be
possible in instances like this one,
and then only occasionally.
Anthropology deals with the ra
cial and not the individual. The
instruments have not yet been in
vented for measuring the minute
shades of difference between the
features of individual persons.
Barring a few points, such as eye
<£>lor, physiognomy is still a mat
ter of impressions only.
So far as appearances go, the
when Mrs. Blain failed to appear be
fore the grand Jury. He went to the
house about 8 o'clock and the woman
who answered his bell told hini that
Mrs. Blain had not returned home
for dinner. Rocca settled down for
a long wait and kept a close watch
all night. He became convinced this
morning that Mrs. Blain was in the
house, so went to the door and kept
ringing the door bell. Finally the
nurse appeared and she was taken
into custody.
She was hustled to the district at
torney's office, where she told Fick
ert she had not been trying to evade
the officer, and that she did not re
turn home until late In the night.
Rocca, however, asserted that he was
sure the woman had been in the house
all the time, as she could not have
entered without him seeing her.
Under a cross fire of rapid question
ing Mrs. Blain, who is considered the
most important witness against the
Sllngsbys, is breaking down and giv
ing contradictory testimony in the
hearing before British Vice Consul
appearance of resemblance in this
f ase is marked. The nose in man
and child seems cast in the same
mold, allowing for the obvious ef
fect of age. The outlines of
bridge and nostril tally closely.
The corners of the mouth show a
similar droop, and the underside
of the lower lip a similar curve.
Other resemblances are In the
manner of the folding of the eye-
lids and an aparent bend In the
ridge of the eyebrows.
Even more striking similarities,
however, are found at times be
tween individuals who are posi
tively known not to be connected
by heredity.
Marshall Ydung In the Hansford build
ing, according to one of the principals
who was present at the hearing today.
Oliver Dibble, attorney for Lieuten
ant and Mrs. Slingsby, yesterday re-
I fused to allow Attorney- Harold Cru
-1 an, Mrs. Blain's attorney, to be pres
! ent at the hearing. Mrs. Blain made
no serious objection to the ousting of
Cruzan, but took the stand to be
questioned by Dibble.
Dibble jumped from one phase of
the case to another in a seemingly
haphazard way. Occasionally Mrs.
Slingsby shot a question at her for
mer friend.
Mrs. Blain lost her poise. She con
tradicted some of the important testi
mony which she gave at the trial of
Dr. W. W. Fraser. Dibble relentlessly
continued with his .line of question
ing, forcing Mrs. Blain to reiterate
some of her most contradictory state
Lieutenant Slingsby was elated
with Dibble's success when he left
the room. Mrs. Slingsby smiled and
said, "The real facts are beginning
to appear."

300 New Members Wanted by
December 1 to Bring
Total to 1,500
A membership campaign with a triple
object has been inaugurated by Cali
fornia council No. 530, National Union,
of San Francisco—first, to obtain 300
nev members by December 31; second,
to maintain aCllfornia council as the
largest of the order in the United
States, and, third, to hold the largest
class initiation ever held in the his
tory of the National Union as a step
toward preparation for the entertain
ment of visiting fellow lodgemen to
the Panama-Pacjfic exposition in 1915.
If success crowns the efforts of Cali
fornia council and it secures the hoped
for 300 members it will then have a
membership of more than 1.500.
The following officers initiated the
membership campaign: M. A. Lyons,
president; Dr. T. R. W. Leland, vice
president: IX. L. Plamondon, speaker;
G. Gunzendorfer, former president; C.
11. Van Orden, recording secretary; J.
B. Stovall, financial secretary, and W.
J. White, treasurer.
The "Hands Around the State" Mys
tic Shriners' band has been engaged
by the Chamber of Commerce for the
Hanford excursion November 6, 7
and 8,
Trustee's Sale
Persian and Turkish Rugs
Will Offer at PUBLIC AUCTION Without Reserve
or Limit
Sale Will Take Place at
Kullujian Importing Co.
368-70 Sutter St, Near Stockton
Tomorrow, Wednesday, at 2 p. m.
and Following Days at Same Hour.
Sale Will Be Conducted by
Nancy Anderson Begs For
giveness of Sweetheart
and Dies From Gas
"Will you see that T am real dead
before they bury me, as I have always
been afraid of being buried alive?"
wrote Nancy Anderson. 22 years old.
to her sweetheart before she turned
on the gas in her room at 3340 Six
teenth street last night
Across the way from peaceful old
Mission Dolores they found the little
seamstress this morning, clutching
the letter to Martin Johnson, who
worked by her side in a garment
shop at 37 Fifth street, in one hand.
What prompted the girl to end her
Johnson told the police "everything
was all right" between the two when
they parted last night at 11 o'clock
after visiting at the home of a friend.
"I don't know what was the matter
with Nancy," Johnson said. "She was
in good spirits and laughing when I
left her. She said goodnight, and had
not done anything to indicate she was
The girl had plenty of money, and
the foreman of the shop where she
was employed said she was an excel
lent needlewoman and a steady worker.
Over her cheap room furnishings
there were draped ticklers and paper
brushes, and here and there little cir
cles of confetti that told of the pass
ing of the carnival of mirth.
- The note Indicated the course of
love between the girl and her sweet
heart had not been smooth.
A bankbook containing $IL'5 and a
purse containing $10 in cash were
found among her effects.
She asked that her brother, 2522
Quincy street, Minneapolis', be noti
Johnson and Miss Anderson came
from Seattle to San Francisco to
gether six weeks ago.
Following is the text of her note to
Dearest Martin: I just want to
thank you for all the kindness
and consideration you have shown
me. And please forgive me for
all of the trouble I Have caused
you. Please try to forget all the
bad things I have done and all
my meanness. It was all in me,
and I could not help it, I suppose.
Well, I will not trouble you any
more, and will you see that I am
real dead before they bury me.
as I always have been afraid of
being buried alive?
One who will trouble no more.
The girl also left a note telling
where her trunk might be located and
directing the disposal of her effects.
President Tobey in City After
Tour of Mountain Power
H. R. Tobey, president of H. W.
Halsey & Co., the New York financial
house, is visiting in San Francisco. He
has just returned from the scene of
the hydro-electric construction work
of the Pacific Gas and Electric com
pany in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Mr. Tobey was the guest of the
company officials on the trip. They
visited Lake Spaulding, near Emi
grant gap, and inspected the big dam
being constructed there. They also
made a trip through the mile long
tunnel near the dam and other points
of interest.
In the party were John A. Brltton,
second vice president of the gas com
pany; Treasurer A. F. Hockenbeamer,
Secretary D. H. Foote. Dr. Thomas A.
Addison of the General Electric com
pany and Mr. Tobey.
A series of 12 illustrated travel
talks will be given by Rev. A. W.
Palmer, pastor of Plymouth Congre
gational church, at the Plymouth
center on Friday evenings for the
coming season. The talks will be
alternated with the lectures of Prof.
Henry Morse Stephens of the Univer
sity of California
Marshal Hale,
New Officer of
Dry Goods Men
Arthur Letts Chosen President
and Marshal Hale Vice
The election of officers terminated
the business of the California Retail
Dry Goods association, which was In
session during the latter part of last
week. Arthur Letts of Los Angeles
was elected president. Marshal Hale
of this city vice president, R. W. Cos.
tello of this city treasurer and A. F.
Lavenson secretary. The officers, with
the following, were selected as direc
tors: B. F. Schlesinger, John H. Lash
brooke, Samuel Leaske. Dr. E. Cham
berlain. G. W. Marston, S. B. Hink, L.
Prager, Colonel Harris Weinstock,
Irving Kahn.
Thursday the visiting members of
the organization were the guests at a
banquet in Hale's Pompeian court,
tendered them by the members of the
Oakland and San Francisco chambers
of commerce.
During the course of the banquet
subjects of vital interest to those as
sembled were discussed. Among the
topics brought up were plans for the
betterment of trade conditions here, a
more active participation in the mak
ing of laws affecting the trade and
the establishment and maintenance
of a course in vocational schools for
those preparing to enter the dry goods
Assertion Murphy
Returned $25,000 a
Laugh, Says Sulzer
Deposed Governor Declares Tam
many Head Thinks It Bad Luck
to Give Back Coin
NEW YORK, Oct. 28. —Former Gov
ernor Sulzer issued a srhort reply to
Charles F. Murphy today after the
deposed governor had read the Tam
many chieftain's statement that he
had received $25,000 as a campaign
gift from the late Anthony N. Brady
and returned it.
"The assertion that Murphy re
turned $25,000 is a laugh and makes
the statement ludicrous," said the for
mer governor.
"Murphy never returns money. He
thinks it bad luck. Ask his chief
friends: they will corroborate this. I
have proof of all I say."
©to? White intra?
Sport Coats
«t $12.50
A Most Excellent Value.
Some are made in two tome effects, such as
white and violet, Alice and green; some in
the solid shades, while others are in the
different fancy mixtures.
"I Swear by My Sainted
Mother I Didn't Do It,"
Wails Husband Slayer
"Don't say that word 'murder,' don't
•ay it. I swear by my sainted mother
I didn't do it." cried Mrs. Archer C.
Drown in Judge Samuels' police court
in Oakland this morning when the
formal charge that she had murdered
her husband was read.
Sobbing loudly and holding her
arms around the neck of the matron
in order to obey the order of the
coun that she stand up while the
arraignment was being read, Mrs.
Drown was the central figure in a
police court dock full of drunks and
As the words of arraignment were
heard in the court she clung more
tightly to the neck of Mrs. A C. Bax.
ter, the matron, her wisp of a figure
apparently being unable to stand by
itself. As the words approached the
charge of murder she became more I
nervous, and when the unvarnished |
term "murder" was spoken she!
"Oh, no, it wasn't. Don't say that I
word, don't say lt."
But court procedure went on with - I
out attention to human emotion, and f
she finally was led back to the city *j
prison to wait until next Monday. I
when her preliminary examination j
will be held.
Lrfist night's inquest by the cor- j
oner's jury was also a bitter occasion 1
for Mrs. Drown. Through a half open "
door she had to listen to Mrs. Marie
Millar, alleged affinity of the dead si
husband, toil of her meetings with g
Drown during the last few hours off
his life.
Smiling at times. Mrs. Millar, in th £
testimony that preceded the charging I
of Mrs. Drown with murder by the i
jury, told of her meeting with Drnwi I
in San Francisco and a ride to th' I
beach with him. He went to his honii 1
after that and was chided by his wlft I
who asked him where he had spen ?*
the evening, according to the testi |
mony. The wife's suspicions led to n |
violent quarrel, according to whatj
Mrs. Drown told the police, ending in
the killing of Drown several hours I
Except for the secret meeting o I
Drown and Mrs. Millar and the re\n];i
tion of the friendliness of th*» twi
little new was developed. Neverthe
less, lt was sufficient to send Mrs. I
Drown back to prison in a state of]
A new puzzle came to light In the!
fact that an unaccounted for dis
charged cartridge was found in the
revolver used by Mrs. Drown. N".
traceof the bullet was found . !
Drowns body or in the room.
Barrett May Marry
Widow of Millionaire
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—The report
Is current in society circles here that
John Barrett, director of the bureau of
American republics, will soon mar:'.
Mrs. Walsh, widow of the late Thorn-'
F. Walsh, millionaire Colorado mil
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—Comptro'
ler of the Currency Downey has ru'
that payment by the Indian office
the state of California of tuition fc
for Indian children taught in thepu
lie schools of California is illegal. •
the laws of California provide fi
their schooling.
NEW YORK. Oct. 27.—The Phelp-
Dodge and company interests ar
hereafter to dominate the Chica<r
Rock Island and Pacific Railroa
Freundschaft Saengerbund, the In
cal German singing society, will cele
brate its twenty-fifth anniversary
Sunday evening at the German house.

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