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RUEF IS HELPING COLLINS IN FIGHT
MRS. L. KELLOGG AND
SOCIETY IS STARTLED
Mrs. Lansing Kellogg, smart set leader, who is separated from her
husband and who is said to be planning divorce.
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Close Friends of Wife Admit Smart Set Matron Is Plan
ning Divorce From Capitalist
San Kraucisco society was startled
today at the news that Mrs. Lansing
Kellogg had separated from her hus
band, clubman and capitalist. Friends
of the couple hope for a reconcilia
tion, but those close to Mrs. Kellogg
aver that divorce proceedings are
Mrs. Kellogg was Miss Ethyl Hager,
daughter of the late Judge Hager,
and a society leader here.
Questioned about the
divorce proceedings being instituted
by his wife, Kellogg replied, "I have
nothing to say." He would neither
deny nor affirm the rumor.
The husband has taken up residence
at the Pacific Union club, of which he
is a member, and Mrs. Kellogg has
Organized optimism is
abroad in the land. There
is a spirit of optimism
among - both buyer and sell
er of Real Estate. Some
people see opportunity
from afar off; others wait
until they see it behind.
Real estate opportunities
by the score are presented
to you every Saturday in
Read and atiswer the city
real estate for sale columns
of The Call.
THE San Francisco CALL
rented the family home at 1640 Val
lejo street, to her sister, Mrs. Walter
The marriage of Kellogg'and Miss
Hager in 1906 created a mild surprise
at the time, but the pair apparently
have always been devoted.
Prior to her marriage Mrs. Kellogg
entertained on a large scale.
The reason for the separatio nis
said to be due to incompatibility.
Autos Smash at
Corner; Both Wrecked
The automobile of L. E. Grimm of
the Realty Syndicate building and a
machine driven by E. H. Ness, an em
ploye of the Southern Pacific com
pany, collided yesterday afternoon at
Thirteenth and Webster streets, Oak
land. Both machines were wrecked.
Sent to Canal Zone
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—The first
step toward developing the naval de
fense of the Panama canal was taken
today by the dispatch of five subma
rines to the canal zone. As soon as
the canal is opened the submarines
will go through the Pacific end and
be stationed permanently at Balboa.
SULTAN ESCAPES CAPTORS
TANGIER, Morocco, Nov. 12. Ex-
Sultan Muliali Haifld escaped from the
tribesmen who captured him on the
way to Mecca and arrived there
The Call's Guests on Richmond Trip Will Have Lunch at Winehaven
The Call has chartered a special boat for Sunday to take its readers on a free trip to the Nicholl-Macdonald Business Center Tract at Richmond. Don't overlook this excel
lent opportunity to find out all about the great developments at this new industrial center. A luncheon will be served by the California Wine Association at its beautiful Winehaven
plant. For particulars see article on another page of The Call today.
FOURTEEN PACKS—SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1913—PAGES 1 TO 8
Surgeon Operates; Then Goes Under Knife
WAR COUNCIL HELD BY HUERTA GOVERNMENT
CITY IN FEAR
Military Commander Prepares
to Call Out Troops for
VERA CRUZ. Nov. 12.—The mili- !
tary commander has called the chief
of police into secret conference and
indications are that troops will be
called out within a few hours.
Private dispatches received from
an oil magnate in Mexico City today
say that the relations between the
United States and Mexico may be
broken off before night.
EXPECT MARINES TO LAND
VERA CKUZ. Nov. 12.—According
to Mexican officials the marines on
the American warships standing off
Vera Cruz have received their land
ing equiftmeut and are cvpegting to
come ashore within a short time. At.
the American consulate it was de
clared this afternoon that this re- I
port is untrue.
All 26 Americans who were lm- !
periled by the fighting at Tuxpam es
caped from that city and have taken
refuge on the Louisiana and the
Wheeling in the harbor. The rebels
have the advantage in their attack on
Tuxpam. The city will probably fall
MAKES FINAL PEA< E EFFORT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—The pres- <
ldent Is making a final effort to bring j
the Huerta and Carranza factions to- I
gether in Mexico and to find a man j
satisfactory to both elements for pro- I
visional president, according to a re- i
port current in administration circles 1
today. It is believed William Bayard j
Hale has presented a list of names to j
Carranza at Nogales and that Lind J
Is sounding out the Huerta regime on
the same candidates in Mexico City.
Secretary of State Bryan refused
this afternoon to discuss the Paris
report that the United States has re
quested England to demand the res
ignation of Huerta. Rear Admiral
Fletcher. commanding the United
States warships at Vera Cruz, reports
ed'to the navy department today that
the battleship Louisiana will remain
at Tuxpam to await the outcome of
the battle there, although all the
Americans were taken out of danger.
President Wilson will issue a state
ment within a fortnight, making clear
the exact purpose of this government
In the present Mexican crisis, accord
ing to the accepted belief in official
It is known the president has been
urged to give to the public an out
line of his policies before November
20, when the new Mexican congress
will meet. It is argued the publica
tion of such a statement directly be
fore the convening of congress would
discount whatever effect the latter
would have on the situation. It is
also pointed out that since the Euro
pean governments have been in
formed of the future American policy
toward Mexico, there is no reason
why it should be withheld from the
people of the United States.
SEEK HFERTA'S SUCCESSOR
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 12.—An an
nouncement was made today that
Minister Adalpe of Huerta's cabinet
Is "seriously ill because of overwork."
This presages the announcement
that Aldape will retire from the cab
inet. He has been at outs for some
time with General Blanquet and Min
ister Moheno, and his retirement will
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MEXICO IN BRIEF
Situation Still Tense
DOCTOR HALE, repre
senting President Wilson,
confers today with General
Carranza, leader of the consti
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Report from private sources
in Mexico City state that all
diplomatic negotiations will be
broken off today.
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Senor Aldape, member of
Huerta's cabinet, is ill and will
retire, is report, leaving the
war element supreme.
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French diplomats state that
the United States has asked
England to demand Huerta's
SAN FRANCISCO IS
Metropolis Gets Heaviest
Drenching in General Storm
Along the Coast
San Francisco was the favorite in
rain circles of the state during the
last 24 hours, receiving the heaviest
drenching of any point in California,
the weather bureau gauge registering
.85 of an inch since 5 o'clock yester
day morning. This brings the total
for the season to 2.64 inches. The total
for the storm which broke Monday is
.92 of an inch. These measurements
were taken at 9 a. m. today. The rain
fall to this date last season was 2.05
The rain registered at other points
is as follows:
San Jose, .18 of an inch; Red Bluff.
.16; Sacramento, .14; Pasadena, .01;
Pomona, .30; Riverside, .01; Santa Bar
The rain in southern California was
confined to the foothills. Los Angeles,
San Diego and Fresno getting no pre
In the San Joaquin valley there has
been no rain during the last week,
and reports from that section Indicate
that they need rain pretty badly.
Weather Expert Wilison says, how
ever, that the indications are that the
state will get a good drenching be
fore the present storm subsides, as
there la a storm coming up off Point
Reyes that promises to extend over
California and Nevada.
Th* forecast for San Francisco is
that we will have rain for the next 36
Command of Marine
Corps Desired Billet
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—Active
campaigning already has been begun
for the post of commandant of the
marine corps, which will soon become
vacant through the retirement of
Major General William P. Biddle.
Senator Swanson of Virginia has
been In conference with the secretary
of the navy in behalf of Colonel Lit
tleton W. Waller, commanding the
marine barracks at the Mare Island
Wilson to Appoint
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—President
Wilson will send to the senate the
nomination of Henry M. Pindell of
Peoria, 111., to be ambassador to Rus
sia, according to a statement issued
by Bryan today.
Beilis Gets Offer
To Go on Stage
KIEV, Nov. 12.—An American im
presario offered Mendel Beilis a con
tract to appear in a European music
hall at a large salary.
Alameda Surgeon Has Appen
dix Removed Soon After
Within half an hour after perform
j ing an operation for appendicitis on
E. C. Chamberlain, 2637 Woolsey street,
Berkeley, late yesterday, Dr. David
Hadden of Alameda, himself was un
dergoing a similar operation on the
same operating table,
j Chamberlln and Doctor Hadden are
; ivincr in.adjoining cots in the Eastbay
! sanatorium, Oakland. But while Cham
; berlin rapidly is recovering, his com
: panion still is in a serious condition.
A sufferer from appendicitis in ad
vanced form. Doctor Hadden left his
sick hed to go to the relief of his
STEELS HIMSELF TO WORK
Marking his pain Doctor Hadden
hem himself to the ordeal of operat
ing on Chamberlin. Tt was when
he successfully terminated the oper
ation and collapsed at the side of the
hospital table that his associates
realized how serious his condition
It was deemed imperative that ex
perts be summoned and Drs. I. W.
Perry, Philip King Brown, F H.
Bowles and May Sampson were en
listed in the fight to save Doctor
At one time it was feared that the
surjreon would not survive cwlng to
weak heart action, and it required the
utmost vigilance to bring the opera
tion to a successful conclusion.
LIKE DOCTOR GARDNER'S CASE
Doctor Hadden's heroism is paral
leled in a measure by tbe case of
j Dr. S. J. Gardner of San Francisco,
who underwent an operation for ap
pendicitis at the Southern Pacific hos
pital about a year ago shortly after
performing a similar operation on a
patient, and only a few hours after
his wife also had gone under the
Italy May Exhibit;
Pleased Over Tariff
HOME, Nov. 12. —The announcement
that there will be no rebate of cus
toms duties on goods shipped from
Italy to the United States In Ameri
can bottoms produced an excellent
It probably will have the effect of
hastening the announcement of Italy's
national participation in the Panama
exposition, which heretofore has
seemed somewhat doubtful.
Chinese in Panama
Must Pay Head Tax
PANAMA, Nov. 12. —Foreign Secre
tary Lefevre today informed Secretary-
Wicker of the American legation, who
has charge of Chinese affairs in Pan
ama, that all Chinese must pay the
heavy head tax imposed by the new
registration law or be expelled within
72 hours. A crisis is imminent, because
all Panama is dependent upon the Chi
nese for provisions, they owning more
than 600 retail stores.
"Peanut Trust" Forces
"Goober" Prices Down
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. —Investiga-
tion of a peanut trust among buyers
operating in Virginia by the depart
ment of justice is under way today.
According to representations made to
Attorney General Mcßeynolds by
prominent residents of North Caro
lina, peanut buyers have forced
prices down 30 per cent.
Women Passengers From the
Orient Lose Aigrettes at
Two women passengers who arrived
today on the liner Chiyo Maru learned
that Uncle Sam is in earnest about
the enforcement of the law for the
protection of the wild birds of other
lands. Aigrettes were cut by customs
officials from the hats worn by Mrs.
John Gordan and Mrs. Frank A.
Fletcher, both of Oakland. Mrs. Belle
Vandenberg. also of Oakland, who was
at the wharf to meet Mrs. Gordan, had
to fight to save the black aigrettes
with which her bonnet was adorned.
The women, both prominent in
transbay society, were returning from
a tour of the orient. Mrs. Fletcher
made the trip as the guest of the Wil
liam R. Spaldings of Visalia Mrs.
Gordan was traveling with her son,
They were told on board that they
would probably lose their aigrettes
and both of them said they "didn't
care a rap."
SADIE THERE WITH SHEARS
AI they tripped down the gang
plank their plumes caught the eagle
eye of Customs Inspectress Sadie
Adams, who had come to work armed
with a pair of large, keen and glit
tering shears. The news of the com
ing amputation was broken to the
the women in diplomatic language by
Special Deputy Surveyor John Stone.
They protested. Mrs. Fletcher had
owned hers for years and years. Mrs.
Gordan had bought hers in Honolulu,
and they weren't aigrettes, anyway.
The protests won not even a re
prieve. There was a flash of steel,
and Inspectress Adams, smiling and
triumphant, sailed away gayly wav
ing her scissors in one hand and, In
the other, the doomed plumes.
The feathers will be turned over to
the collector of the port and if the
owners wish to send them to friends
in some other country they may do
so. Otherwise, they will be burned.
LONDON, Nov. 12, —Thirty million
dollars' damage has been caused by
the warfare of the militant suf
ragettes since they began their cam
paign of violence In England, Scotland
and Wales, according to figures com
plied here today. A great part of this
was caused by fires set by the "arson
squad" and explosions by bombs, but
severe loss has been caused to busi
ness in many places.
Woman Sued for
$10,000 Stolen Pearl
NEW YORK, Nov. 12.—Mrs. Julius
Vatable defended before Supreme
Court Justice Donnelly today an ac
tion for $10,000 brought against her
by Ludwig Nissen, a Maiden lane
diamond dealer, who asserts she has
a pink pearl stolen from him in 1907.
Mrs. Vatable contends that she was
an innocent purchaser.
Suspected of Assault,
Negro Is in Custody
A negro, believed to be the man who
held up and brutally attacked Mrs.
William yon Helms, within a few
doors of her home at 806 Thirty-sixth
avenue, Oakland, night before last, is
in the custody of the Richmond po
lice. The man, who is 40 years of
age, gives his name as A. K. Rodd.
Bar Women From Jury
As Their Tax Property
Is in Husband's Name
Fair San Mateo Panel Members
Vow to Get Rightful Place on
Three indignant women were dis
missed from jury duty in the superior
court at Redwood City today because
their names do not appear upon the
assessment role. They were Mrs. Julia
lago, South San Francisco; Mrs. Cath
erine Green and Mrs. Ella H. Talbot,
both of Daly City.
The women recently served on a
trial jury but when the damage suit
of Frank Convery against the Pacific
Gas and Electric company came up to
day their eligibility was attacked.
The women annonuced that they
| would take steps to have their names
! placed on the assessment roll as they
paid taxes and owned property which
was in the names of their husbands.
Many Natives Killed; Ameri
can Collier Ajax Driven
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—Details of
a terrible typhoon, which swept over
the island of Guam Monday, haye
reached the navy department.
The collier Ajax was driven ashore
and badly damaged. Native houses
were destroyed and many natives
killed. Hospital Steward George M.
Nicholson was drowned while serving
as a member of a rescue party. He
is the only American reported killed.
Opposes Pensions for
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 12.—The con
vention of the Fnited Daughters of
the Confederacy was toda yrequested
to discourage the movement to obtain
pensions for confederate veterans.
This request, made by Mrs. Alexander
White, president general of the or
ganization, in a speech in which she
said a great majority of the veterans
would not accept these pensions. She
declared many of them are needy and
some might be tempted, but urged
her hearers to save them and the
south from humiliation.
8,000 Homeless, 150
Dead in Peruvian Quake
LIMA. Nov. 12.—More than 8.000
are homeless and at least 150 are dead
as the result of an earthquake that
occurred last Friday In Abancay prov
ince. Big sugar plantations were
razed by the shocks and their em
ployes crushed to death. The quake
wrecked all telegraph wires and news
of the disaster had to be brought by
couriers, who arrived today. The gov
ernment has ordered food and nurses
sent to Abancay.
Italian Liner Elio Is
Wrecked, 11 Drowned
LISBON, Nov. 12.—The Italian liner
Elio was wrecked off the coast of
Alemtejo and 11 of the crew drowned,
according to a dispatch here today.
The vessel was coming from the Mis
sissippi to Genoa with a cargo of
Costs Man His Job
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. —Eugene L.
Dorsey, supervising inspector of the
sixth district steamboat Inspection
service at Louisville, Ky., was today
found guilty of pernicious political
activity and Inefficiency, His resigna
tion was requested by Secretary of
Commerce Redfield, with the approval
of the president.
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Within Walls of San Quentin
He Aids Friend, Thinking
He May Benefit
Behind San Quentin walls Abe Ruef
and George D. Collins, two of the
craftiest lawyers that San Francisco
has ever known, are collaborating on
one of the most novel legal battles
ever brought before the high courts
of the state.
They are battling as attorneys for
Collins'freedom from the penitentiary.
By express from the prison this
morning the court of appeals received
a petition for a writ of habeas corpus
for George D. Collins, duly attested
by Collins as his own attorney.
The petition consisted of 186 printed
pages, and was prepared by Collins
and Abe Ruef during their spare time
in the penitentiary.
MAY BENKPIT It I BP
While Ruef signed neither petition,
it is known in San Quentin that he
not only collaborated with Collins in
preparing the petition, but that he
The most significant feature, how
ever, is that the points and arguments
in the Collins petition will serve to
! benefit Ruef if the petition receives
j favorable action. Contentions incur
j porated in the case of Collins could be
\ utilized by Ruef. as they are adapt
; able to either case.
This is the second big move for
! freedom by Collins. A few days ago
I Collins filed, by express from the
J prison, application for a writ of man
date, from the supreme court to com
pel Governor Johnson to pardon him.
SENT IX SUITCASE
Several copies of the petition were
I conveyed to the court of appeals in
j a suitcase.
Collins is serving a term of 14
I years in San Quentin for perjury, al
leged to have been committed during
the course of his trial seven years
ago in this city on charges of bigamy.
CLAIMS SENTENCE ILLEGAL
In his petition Collins alleges that
his sentence was illegal and excessive.
Part of the petition reads:
"That Judge Burnett never was a
duly elected, qualified and acting
judge of the superior court of San
Francisco, but was from a county
with no jurisdiction in the district
from which said petitioner received
"That he was appointed by the gov-
I ernor of the state of California to set
tle this particular case. That at all
times there were 12 judges in San
Francisco duly elected and qualified
and at that time hearing cases.
"That the said Judge Burnett was
not appointed at the request nor with
the consent of said petitioner."
Collins alleges that he never would
have been convicted had he received
all the protection of the law which
he declares was due him.
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