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VOLUME 114. —NO. 162
Arrest Artist Seawell for Attacking Model
Will Be Constructed as Soon
as Money Is Raised by Sale
of $4,500,000 Bonds
The harbor commissioners today
approved plans for the construction
of four new piers and a new ferry
slip, as well as for the construction
of spur tracks on several old wharves.
Bonds amounting to $4,500,000, the
balance of the $9,000,000 bond issue,
will be offered for sale at Sacramento
tomorrow by the state treasurer, and
if a purchaser is found bids on the
plans approved today will be called
for right away.
The new wharves will be of the old
type wooden construction, which are
cheaper to build than the concrete
piers, but costlier to maintain. Two
of them will be built at the foot of
Howard street..
The others will be built, one at the
foot of Broadway and the other at the
foot of Kearny street. The ferry
slip will be built at the north end of
the ferry depot. .Plans were also ap
proved for the construction of spur
tracks on the north side of Lombard
street wharf and the south side of
pier 25.
Unexpected Rainstorm
Comes From the North
A storm not scheduled by the
weather bureau blew down from the
north last night shortly after 9
o'clock and before It subsided had
added .17 of an inch of precipitation
to the season's total, making the rain
fall to date 4.35 inches, against 3.52
last year.
The rain was confined to the north
ern portion of the state, this city
getting the heaviest downpour. Sac
ramento reported .08 of an inch, Red
Bluff .06 and San Jose .15.
Weather Expert Willson said this
morning that the storm is over for
the present.
Both Sides Prepare
For War in Ulster I
DUBLIN, Nov. 20.—1n view of the
fact that the Orangemen of Ulster are
forming an armed volunteer force to
resist home rule, the nationalists have
decided to adopt the same tactics. A
circular was sent to all members of
the nationalist organizations today ]
announcing that it has been decided j
to form a national volunteer force to
secure and maintain the rights and
liberties common to all the people of
Maria Montessori
Coming to America
NEW YORK, Nov. 20.—-Dr. Maria
Montessori. founder of the Montesorri
method of teaching, which has made
hfr name famous, not only in Italy,
the land of her birth, but throughout
the entire world, will sail from Rome
for, America tomorrow to study educa
tional methods. Incidentally she will
give a few lectures in principal cities.
A reception has been arranged at the
White House.
Pioneer Is Dragged
From Burning Home
BAN JOSE. Nov. 20.—Joseph Garav.
a pioneer resident of this city, was
dragged unconscious from his burning
home last night after he had been
overcome by smoke and fallen to the
floor of the kitchen. The rescue was
effected by Charles Key, a neighbor,
with the assistance of two unknown
passersby. There is a possibility that
Garay may succumb to the effects of
inhalation of smoke.
Arrest Sir Lipton for
Exceeding Speed Limit
i.u.nuu.n, aov. -;u. —.>ir inomas Tip
ton was arrested at Streathem today
for exceeding the speed limit in his
automobile and was fined $50.
Have you decided to be one of the hundreds who will go to Easton Sunday as The Call's guests? If you have not decided, do so at once. It will be a free outing that will give you a chance to see what our neighbors are doing
in the way of developing. Easton is near Burlingame and in the center of some of the prettiest scenery in this section of the state. The Easton Addition company operates a private electric line, which will be at the disposal of those
who make the trip Sunday. '
THE San Francisco CALL
Californian Robbed
And Thrown From
Fast Moving Train
George H. Kellogg Clears Up Mys
tery of His Being Found Uncon
scious Beside Track
CHICAGO, Nov. 20. —George H. Kel
logg, a wealthy young California
ranchman, today cleared up the mys
terious circumstances surrounding his
being found unconscious near the
Santa Fe tracks in Joliet. He said he
was attacked by robbers, who threw
him from a swiftly moving train. He
accused three Chicagoans, two men
and a woman, whom he sad he met
two months ago at Coronado, Cal..
near a ranch in San Diego.
,"They told me that if I would come
to Chicago with them they would
show me the sights," he said. "They
showed me, sure. I came against the
advice of my wife, who said she had
a feeling that they were not O. K.
After a few days in Chicago we
started west. The train was nearing
Joliet when I walked out on to the
observation platform. The three fol
lowed. One held a rug over my head
while the others went through my
pockets. I thought it was all in fun,
but when they picked me up and threw
me from the car I kne,w it was no
joke. I will not reveal the names of
my assailants or tell how much money
they got. It was considerable. I will
get even with them and, furthermore,
next time I will have more respect for
my wife's judgment."
Claim Music Makes
Girls Sew Faster
NSW YORK, Nov. 20.—Music as a
stimulus to the actrvltles of sewing
girls in factories Is advocated by Pro
fessor Hugo Mnineterberg and Dr.
Woods Hutchinson. The Harvard
professor, talking last night to the
employes of the Edison company on
"Applying Psychology to Business."
said he had noticed that better work
was done by girls in his laboratory
when stimulated by melody, and was
trying for similar effects on sewing
83,585 Now Out on
Strike in Russia
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 20. —More
than 18.000 men joined the general
strike throughout northern Russia
today, bringing the total number of
idle workers up to 83,585. Thirteen
strikers were arrested for making a
hpstlle demonstration against the
trial of employes at the Buchov
works, their arrest being on a charge
of illegally quitting the company's
employ and causing a walkout. A
thousand printers are among the
A. A. C. Ames, Realty
Broker, Forfeits Bail
A. A. C. Ames, real estate broker,
who was brought back from Los An
geles recently for trial on charges of
felony embezzlement, failed to answer
when his case was called today be
fore Superior Judge Dunne, and the
bail of |1,000 cash was forfeited and a
bench warrant issued for his arrest.
Ames was accused of embezzling
$500 from Mrs. Martha R. Hathaway
while acting as her broker. He faces
other embezzlement charges totaling
$15,000. ■
Asphyxiation One
Wav to Beat Gas Go.
"This Is one way to beat the gas
company." wrote O. M. Snook on his
clean collar, and then turned on the
gas in his room at 1274 Golden Gate
avenue, last night, attempting sui
cide. Gas attracted other roomers
and Snook, unconscious, was taken to
the central emergency hospital and
resuscitated. \
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20.—8y a vote
of 7 to 5 the senate banking com
mittee voted to report to the senate
on Saturday the house currency bill
together with the Owen and Hitch
cock amended drafts. The usual ex
planatory report upon these bills has
not been made.
Sunday Is the Day for the Excursion to Easton. Are You Going?
Young Woman Tells Police
Story of Mistreatment
While Posing
Harry W. Seawell, artist and son of
Superior Judge Seawell, was brought
before Judge Shortall this morning
on a charge of attacking pretty
17 year old Olga Anderson, who
had applied to him for a position
as model, in answer to a newspaper
advertisement printed last Sunday.
Miss Anderson is held in custody
at the detention home.
Following the arrest of Seawell.
Miss Anderson's brother swore to a
warrant against Charles A. Blume. a
contractor, charging contribution to
the delinquency of a minor. The
brother asserted that while his sister
was employed in the Blume household
more than two years ago Blume mis
treated her and gave her intoxicants
to drink.
When seen in his office Blume made
the following statement:
"This is a case m( blackmail. I'll
throw the whole outfit in jail if they
try this on me. I am going straight'
to the city hall to give myself up and
swear out a warrant charging black
Seawell's arrest also was brought
about by Miss Anderson's brother, .J.
Anderson, and his wife. The girl on
Monday answered the advertisement,
which asked for a girl of 17 to pose
as a model for head studies. The ad
vertisement was signed 1617 Califor
nia street, room 16. This is where
Seawell has his studio.
Miss Anderson told her sister in law
that she was going to hunt work and
tore the advertisement out of the
paper. Mrs. Anderson says she saw
it, but said nothing.
The girl declared today that when
she went to the studio she was told
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Suffrage Secretary
Deserts Her Cause;
Joins Anti-Suffrage
Former President of Association
Now Seeks Backslider to Recon
vert Her to Wman's Cause
WASHINGTON*. Nov. 20.—Former
President Braley, Los Angeles Suf
frage association, is in Washington
seeking Annie Bock, former secretary
of the association, who deserted the
woman suffrage ranks and joined the
forces of the anti-suffragists as soon
as the ballot was given to the women
of California. "I want to reconvert
her to the cause she deserted," de
clared Braley. "We used to call her
Sweet Annie and never suspected that
she would go over to the other side."
"Sweet Annie" l«*ft here several
weeks ago, after a sensa
tional attack on the suffrage workers.
Sues Partner for
Stealing Wife's Love
SAN JOSE. Nov. 20 —Charging that
his business partner, Charles Doty,
aelinated the affections of his wife,
K. W. Beste, formerly a rancher of
Sutter county, filed a suit in the su
perior court here today for $25,000
damages. Mrs. Beste recently sued
her husband for divorce on the
ground of cruelty.
Bavarian Women Get
Limited Vote Right
MUNICH, Bavaria, Nov. 20.—The
lower house of the Bavarian diet to
day passe* a bill giving women the
right to vote in elections for com
mercial and industrial courts, govern
ment chamber of commerce and trades
Days were when the signature of
Thomas Hill upon a bit of painted
canvas that had caught and held the
driven snow of the mountain gulch
unlocked a hundred purse strings in
frantic bidding. But today excep
tionally low prices makred the auc
tion sale of 200 of his varied works.
The sale took place at H. Taylor Cur.
tis' galleries and will close the Hill
"The Last Spike," which shows the
union of the rails that reached ajcross
the continent, will be bid upon by
representative* of the municipalities
of San Francisco and Oakland, and by
Frank Havens of Piedmont for his
private collection late today.
Another of the largest. "Yosemite
Valley from Inspiration Point," was
purchased by J. A. Hooper for $600.
"Muir Glacier" became the prop
erty of William Cavalier of Oakland,
who paid $425 for it.
The same purchaser paid $475 for a
large picture of Mount Tacoma and
$130 for a panel 30x87 of the General
Grant big tree in the Mariposa grove.
Vickery, Atkins and Torrey, acting,
it is said, for members of the Baldwin
family, bought three Baldwin pictures
for $25 each. R. P. Troy bought a
large picture of the Grand canyon of
the Colorado for $410; E. A. Christen
son bought two, a marsh scene and a
view from Glacier Point trail, for $100
and $40 respectively.
For a view of Temaya canyon C.
L Tilden paid $300.
W. J. Smith of Sacramento secured
"Bridal Veil Falls" for $100 and
"Cathedral Spires" for $130.
The fight of George D. Collins for
liberty received a setback today when
the state appellate court denied his
petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
Collins, who is serving a term in
San Quentin for perjury, recently
filed a lengthy petition setting forth
many reasons* why he should be re
leased. He was aided In framing the
petition by his fellow prisoner, Abe
Collins was accounted one of the
ablest technical criminal lawyers In
this state and it is averred that he is
prepared to continue his fight from
within the prison walls with addi
tional legal petitions.
Will Try to Sell
City Hospital Bonds
An erron is Demg maae ioaay oy
Health Officer R. D. Brodrick and
Treasurer McDougald to launch a
campaign for the sale of $250,000 of
4V6 per cent San Francisco hospital
bonds among public spirited and phil
anthropic persons who are willing to
make up the difference between 4*A
and 5 per cent, which the later issues
are selling for.
Doctor Brodrick states that avail
able funds for the hospital building
are depleted and work must soon
come to a atandstill if the bonds are
not sold.
Rolph Declares Proposed Or
dinance Is Defective and
Says He Will Not Sign It
Mayor Rolph has decided to veto
the bill for an ordinance providing
for the construction and control of
the $1,000,000 municipal opera house.
After a. careful study of the bill and
several conferences with members of
the San Francisco Musical associa
tion the mayor has found what he
declares to be a serious flaw in the
ordinance, making it contrary to the
His principal objection is to that
provision which gives to the sub
scribers perpetual right to the boxes.
In addition he objects to the clause
which makes the board of trustees a
self-perpetuating body.
Joseph D. Redding, representing the
subscribers, maintained that other cit
ies in this country had municipal
opera houses similar to the one pro
posed here. Rolph telegraphed last
night to St. Paul, Minneapolis and
other cities mentioned by Redding,
ar,d from answers received this morn
ing he declares that Redding was
misinformed. The mayor is as anx
ious, he states, to have the city pos
sess an opera house as are the sub
scribers, but he believes that the lat
ter should donate the building to the
city without attaching any strings to
the gift.
Rolph will veto the bill before mid
night, as the time for signing expires
Woman Is Convicted
Of Carrying "Gun"
Nellie Anderson, a pretty stenog
rapher, was arrested yesterday at the
instance of Patrick Walsh, a saloon
man at Market and Battery streets,
who told Detective Thomas Conlon
that the woman had a loaded revolver
in her possession. She appeared be
fore Police Judge Crist this morning.
The detectives found the stenog
rapher had been carrying a revolver
in her muff. Judge Crist found the
woman guilty, confiscated the weapon
and suspended sentence for 30 days
on the refusal of Walsh to prosecute.
Vanderlip Leaves
N. Y. for California
NEW YORK. Nov. 20.—Frank A.
Vanderlip, president of the National
City bank, after a period of unusual
activity has left for California for a
short holiday. Since his recent ap
pearance before the senate finance
committee Mr. Vanderlip has been kept
busy explaining his central bank plan
in all its phases."
Falls Overboard
Stealing Launch
Prescott Magee fell overboard this
morning while trying to steal a Great
Western Power company's launch in
Oakland estuary, assisted by Albert
Patterson, a mechanic. Ferryboat
swells rocked the launch, upsetting
his equilibrium. His cries attracted
Deputy Sheriff Frasher, who rescued
Magee and then arrested both men.
Proves 25 Cents a Day
Not Enough to Live On
How to run a houße on 2a cents a
day was too much of a problem for
Mrs. Lena Goeltz, and she hied her
self to the divorce court in Oakland.
The court was impressed with the
gravity of the situation and granted
her an interlocutory decree from Ed
win Goeltz. She testified: "It can't
be done!"
Federal authorities at the hall of
justice this morning rearrested on
charges of mutiny on the high seas
the nine firemen of the steamer Santa
Rosalia, after they were acquitted of
charges of disturbing the peace by
Police Judge Crist.
S&jqi Prfincisco , s
Gdeat Daily
" Founded -1856
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.—Presi
dent Wilson today indicated to call
ers a number of salient features in
the Mexican situation. They are:
"That British interests will be pro
tected by Admiral Fletcher at Tux
pam and other points pending the
arrival of the British squadron; that
Admiral Fletcher has instructions to
use his own judgment as to what
measures are necessary to protect
foreign lives and property along the
LAREDO, Tex., Nov. 20.—The
eMxican federals are digging en
trenchments on the south bank of the
Rio Grande river just east of Nuevo
Laredo. This action was taken in
defiance of the commander of the
United States troops here, who or
dered that there be no fighting near
this city. The movements of the
federals are being watched by men
from Fort Mcintosh. The third
squadron of the Third United States
'Cavalry, numbering 300 men, ar
rived here at noon. This squadron
swells the local contingent of the
United States troops to 600 cavalry
men. There are ISO artillerymen,
with four heavy guns and several
machine guns, also here.
LONDON, Nov. 20.—Upon the
personal request of Lord Cowdray.
head of the vast Pearson interests in
Mexico, the United States embassy
cabled to Washington asking that
protection be extended to all prop
erty of the Pearson syndicate in
Mexico. Lord Cowdray expressed
the wish that American warships be
kept at Tampico to prevent the de
struction of his oil properties there.
Ambasador Page was asked by Lord
Cowdray to assure the American
government that there is no truth in
the reports that he had extended
financial assistance to Huerta.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Nov. 20.—Ne
gotiations between General Carranza
and Doctor Hale were broken off
because the United States demanded
a pledge that the constitutionalists
would hold an election if Huerta
were driven from offce, according to
officials of the revolutionary junta,
which returned here today from No
gales. They declared the negotia
tions could not be resumed on those
terms. This means that if Carranza
ousts Huerta he will himself claim
the presidency.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20.—Fam
ine threatens hundreds of residents
in this city. Supplies already are
short and prices so high that the
poorer classes are compelled to stop
buying entirely. Scores of children
march the streets, begging for
victuals. Hatred for Huerta is grow
ing among the lower classes, as they
blame him for the increased cost of
Sutro Bath Sale Is
Postponed to Jan. 8
The auction of the world famous
Sutro boths, in which San Francisco
is so deeply interested and which was
to have taken place today, was put
over until January 8, 1911. The post
ponement is in policy with the Rolph
administration. The mayor was de
serous of having the date of sale ex
tended so that he could secure some
action by the city. The property is in
the hands of the Adolph Sutro heirs.
Dr. Emma L Merrltt, executrix of the
estate, agreed to the postponement.
50 Slayers to Be
Freed From Prison
PITTSBURG, Nov. 20.—Fifty men
convicted of taking human life will
be liberated from the western peni
tentiary of Pennsylvania before
Thanksgiving. "Big brothers" or other
sponsors will assume charge of them
when they leave the prison.
PLAN 111
Members Admit Program of
Dictator Provides for New
Election: United States
Has Approved
BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Nov. 20. —•
General Pablo Gonzales is today mak
ing a forced march to Tampico, hav
ing captured and pillaged Ciudad Vic
toria, the capital of the state of Ta
maulipas. in what the rebel leader
terms the "bloodiest battle of the
revolution." Gonzales is less than 50
miles from Tampico. and some time
today expects to join the rebel force
working north from Tuxpam and to
throw between 6,000 and 8,000 men
against Tampico in a night attack.
This harbor is wall fortified, and con
trol of these fortifications would en
able the rebels to stand off the three
Mexican gunboats operating along the
The first detailed report of the cap
ture of Victoria reached here today,
after the telegraph line between Vic
toria and Matamoras, just across the
border from here, had been repaired.
The battle lasted 60 hours and the
federals are reported to have lost
nearly 300 men. including a number
executed after Gonzales entered the
city. Additional details bear out the
first report from General Gonzales
that the battle was the bloodiest of
the revolution.
The men under Gonzales, who is a
former cattle man, were cowboys,
herders and Mexican bad men. In
their attack on the city they asked
for no quarter and gave none. More
than 1,500 of the federal garrison
managed to escape during the early
morning yesterday. About 350 men
were left to hold the city until the
others made good their escape, and
those remaining behind expected to
save their lives through surrendering
to Gonzales.
At 2 o'clock yesterday the officer
left in command of the federal force
took an altar cloth from the church
In which his men were, barricaded
and using this as a flag of truce, rode
to the outskirts of the city, which,
the rebels had already taken. Gon
zales immediately informed the offi
cer that he did not wish to take any
prisoners, "as I have other plans and
do not wish to be burdened with
The federal officer returned to the
church and the final skirmish began.
Within a short time the federals were
driven from the church and scattered
about the city. A few of them es
caped, but it is believed nearly all
were either killed in the attack or
excuted later.
The streets were littered with dead
today and Gonzales and his men
marched from the city without bury
ing any of those killed in the battle.
The city has been cut off from all
communication for three days and
famine and pestilence are threatened.
The federal garrison was command
ed by Generals Rabago, Arzamendl
and Agullar. It wai reported that
the two former escaped, while the
latter is said to have been executed
after he was found hiding in the
MEXICO CITY. Nov. 20 —Many dep
uties and senators reached their re
spective meeting places today, several
hours in advance of the time set for

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