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UXORICIDE'S DEFENSE Orin Holloway, Whose Fate Is in Jury's Hands, Says He Shot Wife to Save Self SAN JOSE. Nov. 20.—The trial of fVin Holloway. charged with the mur der of his wife In their Palo Alto home, has come to an end, except for the rendering of a verdict, the case having gone to the jury. A defense almost unique in the his tory of criminal cases in California was set up by Holloway's attorneys, James F. Sex and Maurice J. Rankin. They refused to accept Jurymen who could not imagine a situation where an assault by a woman would be as deadly as that by a man, then brought on witnesses to show that Holloway was physically the inferior of his wife. His wife, he said, had attacked him with a carving knife and she pursued him through several rooms, slashing at him all of the time. The knife fell a fraction of an inch short at each stroke, but the point went through his coat. He stumbled and fell as he was passing through the pantry and then pulled a pistol which he was using to shoot gophers. As his wife stood over him with upraised knife he fired. The bullet passed through her head and she fell dead in the dining room. The killing occurred October 3. 1912, and Holloway was arrested almost immediately after ward. He was tried first in April, 3913, and the jury, after deliberating through the night, was unable to agree Testimony damaging to the de fense which was not brought out at the first trial was given at the pres ent trial, when the 7 year old son of Holloway was placed on the stand and stated that after the shooting he came into the house and found his father sitting on the floor and cut ting his coat with a carving knife. This was the knife which Mrs. Hollo way is alleged to have used in the attack on her husband. $700 Silver Bar Is Still Missing No trace was found yesterday of the bar of silver bullion that disap peared Tuesday night from the Toyo Kisen Kaisna wharf. In the belief that It might have been dropped overboard the company will drdege today in the vicinity of the gangway over which the specie was carried to the ship. The missing bar was worth $700, but it is believed that the thief, if it was stolen, will find it impossible to dis pose of it unless he has the means of converting it into some other form. ARE you going to that dance to-morrow (Friday) night? Then how about your wardrobe? The more select the gathering, the more men who will go there dressed in Hub Clothes If you need a Tuxedo or Dress Suit, the best advice we can give you is to make comparisons. In design, in hand tailoring, in smartness and REAL style, our dress clothes are the only ones we know that actually compare favorably to the highest priced custom tailoring—and the saving to you is anywhere from $25 to $75 per suit. All silk lined throughout and hand-tailored in every sense of the word. Better come in and "look around*' before going there. Tuxeclos $30 to $60 Dress Suits $30 to $60 The #«b Cfias.Keilus 8< Co.dncj T2*V- MARKET STREET "FLAT FEET" CAUSED BY NEW DANCES? NO, NO, SAY EXPERTS TL - ~~L\ Does dancing the tango or "hesitation" waltz make a person flat 1 he Question: footed? TL~„~ A~~«4.i„~J Yancsi Dolly, Orpheum; Maude Fulton, Gaiety; Julian Eltinge, 1 llOSe VUeStlOnea: Columbia, and Dale Winter, Cort. The Answer: No! No! No! No! Dancing feet, not flat, of four artists appearing in theaters of San Francisco. From left to right are shown, in this order: Foot of Julian Eltinge, appear ing at Columbia in "The Fasci nating Widow." Dainty pedal of Yancsi Dolly, artist at the Orpheum. Shapely foot of Miss Dale Winter in "Merry Countess," at the Cort. And the lower picture shows: Stockinged "understanding" of Maude Fulton of "The Candy Shop," at the Gaiety. Baby Transferred At Sea in Mail Sack A Japanese woman with a 2 year old baby stayed too long on board the liner Chiyo Maru yesterday and had to be sent back from outside the heads with the pilot. The woman climbed down the Jacob's ladder to the pilot boat California How to get the baby from the ship to the pilot boat was a problem that was settled by stowing the little brown atom in the sack with the passengers' goodby mail. The sack was swung out on a boom and lowered gently into the boat. • THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1913 CHARGE PLOT IN MALL ARREST Contractor Named in Case Asserts Girl Model Is Plan ning Blackmail Continued From Pace 1 she would be advised when she was wanted. Her brother's wife says she re ceived a telephone message Tuesday afternoon from Seawell saying he would like to see Miss Anderson that afternoon. The girl left the home of her brother, 1369 A California street, about 4:30 o'clock. As she did not return at 6:30 Mrs. Anderson says she took up the trail and followed Seawell and Miss Anderson to the studio. With her husband and a policeman she tried to get Miss Anderson to open the door or answer their calls, but was unsuc cessful. Yesterday morning the brother went to Captain Wall of the Bush street station and put the case before him. SEAWELL, FREE OS BAIL Two detectives were sent to inves tigate. Miss Anderson was taken to the detention home. Today a war rant was issued against Seawell, charging him to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. When the artist was arrested and brought before Judge Shortall the charge was dismissed and the more severe crime charged. Seawell was released upon depositing a cash bond of $1,000. He will be arraigned on the new charge tomorrow morning before Judge Shortall. Seawell was represented in court by Attorney J. J. Dunne and refused to say anything other than that all the facts would come out during the trial and that he would be vindicated. In her first statement to Detective Sergeant Bunner Miss Anderson said: "I called at Mr. Seawell's house in the afternoon in response to an ad vertisement for a model. When I saw Mr. Seawell he told me that he was busy and for me to return in the evening. I followed his instructions. After I got in the room he prevailed upon me to disrobe on the representa tion that I was to pose in that condi tion. Then he attacked me. Later he gave me liquor and sent me away." JUDGE STARTLED BY ARREST Judge Seawell, father of the artist, made the following statement after his son's arrest: "This charge against my son comes as lightning from a clear sky. "I have every reason to believe that there is no truth in it and that it is without foundation. He has always been a model In conduct and character and the best answer to your question is that he Is still, although a grown man, one of our family, a part of our family circle at 236 Cole street. "He has a studio in California street, where I know he has been a quiet, hard working and industrious boy. There is nothing else I can add to this except to reiterate my belief in the integrity of my son." Oakland City Bureau To Protect Women The Oakland city council this morning- created a woman's protective bureau in the department of public affairs, and City Attorney Woolner was instructed to draw up the ordi nance. — Miss Beatrice A. McCall, assistant probation officer, has been named as secretary of the organization and Miss Annie Richardson, a young attorney, will be made assistant secretary. The bureau will exercise super vision over dance halls, lodging houses, parks .theaters and moving picture shows, in addition to having charge of all girls and women ordi narily handled hy the police. Clubwomen are back of the move- Tango Strengthens Tootsies, Declare Miss Dolly and Other Toe Artists DANCING the tango or the "hesi tation" waltz or any other similar dance does not make a person flat footed. • So say four persons who ought to know. They are dancers and they earn their living by dancing. What is more, they say so defiantly and in positive contradiction of Dr. Alexander E. Block of St. Louis, who, in a published statement, declared that the tango and the "hesitation" waltz were making all dancers of these two forms of terpsichore flat footed. Doctor Block based his assertion on the fact that he had treated more than a dozen cases of painful great toes and balls of the feet. He says the dances destroy the instep. DR. BLOCK WRONG, THEY ALL SAY "Doctor Block Is wrong, entirely wrong." is the consensus of opinion expressed by Miss Yancsi Dolly, now appearing at the Orpheum: Maude Fulton of "The Candy Shop" at the Gaiety; Julian Eltinge of "The Fas cinating Widow" at the Columbia and Miss Dale Winter of "The Merry Countess" at the Cort. Miss Dolly was found in her dress ing room at the theater Just before going on the stage. She was shown the statement of Doctor Block in The Call. "I can not believe that," she said. "See, I am not fiat footed. I have been dancing almost every kind of a dance for several years," and she ex tended a rather small foot with an Instep perfectly arched. DANCE STRENGTHENS FEET "To dance the tango properly and gracefully you must extend the foot with the toes pointing downward." She illustrated the movement, and then went on: 'To do this requires a constant play of the muscles of the feet and naturally strengthens them. The exercising of the tendons in the feet is what makes them beautiful and strong." Miss Fulton, whose dancing In "The Candy Shop" is one of the hits of the performance, has been following the art for 12 years. "The very movement of the dance argues against such a thing," Miss Fulton declared. "Of course, whether a person Is fiat footed depends largely upon the care that is taken of the arches. Flat shoes will cause flat feet. "An Italian dancing master In New York constantly warned me against wearing flat shoes. A dancer should always wear high laced shoes when not dancing." CURED ELTINGE'S FLAT FEET Eltinge bears the reputation of be ing one of the best tango dancers in the country, so his opinion was the next sought. "The tango does not affect the arch of the foot," he declared. 'That is. It does not affect it injuriously but rather the other way. It induces grace and strength. The strongest proof of this is the fact that nearly every one of the famous European dancers has beautiful feet. In my own case I was almost fiat footed before I started to dance. Now you will notice that my foot has a distinct arch." Eltinge, to illustrate, kicked off his man's shoe, about the ordinary size, and slipped on a dainty satin slipper that looked fully four sizes smaller than the footwear he had just taken off. MISS WINTER NOT INJURED Miss Winter also has a reputation for clever dancing. Although she was busy with some dress materials, she left her work long enough to voice her opinion concerning Doctor Block's contention. "I do not agree with the doctor," she said, "because my own case dis proves it. I have danced ever so long and never once was troubled with my feet. Besides, the arches of my feet are not injured and I am not fiat footed —at least, I hope I'm not. Do you think so?" After Miss Winter had held out her foot for inspection she was assured that her surmise was quite correct. "You see, my ankles are very strong, which I think is due to dan cing. I like the tango particularly, and I think it's very beneficial to the health. Nobody need be afraid of getting fiat footed by dancing it." P. C. S. Co. Steamers To Be Oil Burners James C. Ford, president of the Pa cific Coast Steamship company, who is inspecting the company's property here with William A. Barnum of New York, president of the Pacific Coast company, said this morning that the big fleet of steamers will be con verted into oil burners as rapidly as possible. Of the 17 vessels owned by the company four have been made into .oil burners. The company mines Its own coal, which will be manufac tured into briquettes at a plant now being built in Seattle. VALLEJO HUNTER BURNED IN STOVE EXPLOSION VALLEJO, Nov. 20.—-Thomas Rus sell, a market hunter of Vailejo, Is re covering from the effects of an acci dent at his hunting shack in the Napa river north of this city Monday night. A coal oil stove exploded, and in try ing to save some belongings Russell | was burned About tne face and hands. NORCROSS IS ORDERED TO JAIL U. S. Appeal Court Sustains Judge Dooling; Western Fuel Co. Must Pay Fine The Western Fuel company must pay a fine of $2,000 for failure to Davidproduce the books of the com pany, and David P. Norcross, secre tary of the company, must go to Jail until he produces the volumes, ac cording to the findings of the United States circuit court of appeals today. There Is still an opportunity, how ever, for the officials of the company to stay execution of the Judgment by carrying the case to the United States supreme court on the question of Jurisdiction. DOOLING SUSTAINED The mandate of the court of appeals sustains the Judgment of United States District Judge Maurice T. Doo ling, who had ordered Norcross im prisoned for contempt for failure to produce the books before the federal grand Jury, and imposed the fine of $2,000 upon the company. Attorney Theodore Roche, special prosecutor with Matt I. Sullivan for the. government in the famous fuel case, declared today that the action of the court is of wide importance. It establishes the rule that it is not necessary for a federal grand Jury to issue a special subpena to secure nec essary books, papers and documents, and that the body need not base its demands for the books on an indict ment in which the documents are of special import. In other words it gives the grand Jury a broad scope in demanding books and papers from any corporation whose affairs it is inves tigating. Roche and Sullivan on Tuesday will ask that the court make the remitta tur effective at once. The Western Fuel case proper, as distinct from the Norcross contempt matter, has been set for trial Decem ber 9. Girls Go Abroad to Study; Thousands Ruined, Says Freund Human Minotaur Takes Terrible Toll, Declares Editor of Musical America to Audience BALTIMORE, Nov. 20.—"They come to me hollow eyed, those American girls who had been studying in Europe for a musical career. They had been stripped of everything—their money, their Jewelry, their health. Nay, stripped of their virtue; even of their belief in God." "Who said this to me? A man who had been traveling through Europe to get singers for the Metropolitan opera, a man who stands back of everything he says—Walter Damrosch. "Six thousand to eight thousand girls go abroad every year to feed the human minotaur." To this powerful climax John G. Freund, editor of Musical America, de veloped his address upon musical up lift in America, delivered yesterday afternoon in the Peabody conservatory of music. "We have in America." he said, "better music teachers, better music schools, cleaner surroundings, cleaner life." Pindell's Name Is Sent to Senate as Russian Ambassador Peoria Editor, Who Figured in Let ter Accredited to J. Ham Lewis, O. X.'d by Wilson WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.—President Wilson today sent to the senate these nominations: Henry M. Pindell, Illi nois, ambassador to Russia; George J. Fuller, Wisconsin, consul general at large; Fred Morris Deering, Mis souri, secretary of embassy to Madrid; Hugh S. Gibson, California, secretary of legation to Brussels; Gustave Scholle, Minnesota, secretary of lega tion to Havana. Consul generals: William M. Hadley. New York. Callao, Peru; Michael J. Hendrick, New York, Christiana: Ramsford S. Mil ler, New York, Seoul, Korea; George H. Scidmore, Wisconsin, Yokohama; Robert P. Ginnis, Ohio, Berlin. Bricklayers Guests Of Supervisor Nolan Bricklayers from all parts of the state are in San Francisco as g/iests of Supervisor Edward I. Nolan, who has arranged to take them on a sight seeing trip to the exposition grounds, ocean beach and other points of in terest. There are 32 delegates, who recent ly were in session at the San Jose convention of the Bricklayers' union, where Nolan was made chairman of -the welfare committee and also of the committee on law and legislation. U. R. Directors Are Guests of Lilienthal President Jesse Lllienthal of the United Railroads was host at a lunch eon at the St. Francis- today, when the local board of directors of the company were formally introduced to the visiting directors from New York and Chicago, who are here looking over the company's property. There were no speeches or announcements of fu ture policy, the event being purely of a social character. Mrs. Ferguson Sues Major for Divorce Fulfilling the expectation of friends and acquaintances, Mra Hattie M. Ferguson of 2303 Franklin street is plaintiff today in the superior court In a divorce suit against her hus band, Major Henry T. Ferguson, 11. S. A. The couple have two chil dren, for the custody of whom the mother asks. Simple desertion is the charge against the army officer and $200 a month alimony Is sought. Colds Canae Headache aad Grip LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE tablet* remOT, cense. There la only On* "BROMO QUININE." It nat aitaatora of B. W. QftOVB oa box. 38a, AflTsrUstmtßt. HURRY UP! SEND YOUR NAME FOR FREE CALL TRIP DOWN PENINSULA Some of the scenery at Easton to be enjoyed Sunday by guests of The Call. to Easton next Sunday are coming in rapidly. It appears that Sunday will be an ideal day for taking an outing. For this reason, it is the desire of the management of The Call that there be a record crowd to make the trip. Everything possible will be done to make the tour pleasant and pos sibly profitable. From the time the guests board the special train until they alight upon the return trip The Call will foot the bills. Easton, through its proximity to SLINGSBY WITNESS IS CONTRADICTED Two Testify That Doctor, Not Mother, Changed Certifi cate of Birth Mrs. L. Turner and Mrs. Ida Grase, employes of the county clerk's office, examined by Oliver Dibble, attorney for Lieutenant and Mrs. Charles H. R- Slingsby, when the hearing was re sumed at the British consulate today, declared Dr. W. W. Fraser went to the offl.e of the county clerk to have the certificate of the Slingsby baby changed to make the place of birth "1522 McAllister street,'' the home of Mrs. Hattie Blain, and not the street number of Dr. Fraser's office in China town, as the document read originally. An attache of the county clerk's of fice testified for the other side of the case that Mrs. Slingsby came to the office to have the place of birth changed. The hearing of the "baby substitu tion case" will be transferred for two days to Sacramento beginning next Tuesday. Attorney Dibble says Mrs. Slingsby, who went to Victoria. B. C. last week, will return to San Francisco on the Shasta Limited tomorrow night. Attorney Andrew Thorne says he will attempt again to subpena her if she returns to the city. Dr. Martin Regensberger, who at tended Mrs. Slingsby October 18, 19 and 20, during which time, the oppo nents of Lieutenant Slingsby claim, she met with an unfortunate occur rence, testified in direct contradiction to Mrs. Hattie Blain upon a point which Attorney Oliver Dibble thinks is one of the most important in the case. Santa Clara Pair Sue Rich Man for Slander SAN JOSE, Nov. 20.—After two years spent in the taking of deposi tions in this country and Italy, a sen sational suit for slander is on trial in the superior court today before Judge William A. Beasly. The plain tiffs are Carmella Toschl and her husband. Domenico, who charge that the defendant. G. Pierano. one of the wealthiest Italians in Santa Clara county, caused to be published state ments derogatory to the character of Mrs. Toschi. and that he wrote a let ter to her father in law in Italy stat ing that she was unfaithful to her husband. The Toschis ask for $10,000 on the first count and $50,000 on the second. Hetch Hetchy's Safe, Says J. 0. Davis Collector of the Port J. O. Davis re turned from the east today, where he attended the annual conference of cus toms collectors. Before he left Wash ington he received the assurance of Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo that the 1915 conference would be held hce. . _ .. Collector Davis says that the senti ment in Washington is so strong in favor of the Hetch Hetchy proposition that the passage of the bill when it comes before the senate December 6 is regarded as a certainty. To Settle Who Owns Stolen Merchandise SAN JOSE. Nov. 20.—A mediation committee was named by the San Jose Merchants' association today to take evidence and pass upon conflict ing claims of various business men to ownership of several hundreds of dollars' worth of goods seized In the home of Mrs. Mary Balbisi, who Is under arrest on a charge of shop lifting. The various claimants have agreed to abide by the decision of the merchants and avoid taking the matter into the courts. Triple Entente Pick King for Albania VIENNA, Nov. 20.—The Neve Frie presse, the official newspaper, an nounced today that the powers of the triple entente—England, France and Russia —have accepted Prince William Wied for king of the new state of Albania of the Balkans. Cliru* Fair at Vlnalln. Dee. 4 to 13, Tulare County Orange Show Reduced round trip tickets via South ern Pacific, from San Francisco, Oak land. Alameda, Berkeley, Sacramento, Banning and points between. On sale December 2 to 13. Return limit De* camber 15,—Advertisement, . i many scenic attractions. The Easton Addition, the objective point of the excursion, is a beautiful tract, and is reached from the Easton station by a private electric line operated by the Easton Addition company. A ride over this line will be in cluded in the itinerary of Sunday's trip. There will be room for all. Regis ter your name to go. The Call wants to know how many to prepare for. LEADERS OF G.O.P. MAKE 1914 PLANS Gather in Conference to Dis cuss Methods of Battling With Progressives Responding to a call issued by Gus tave Brenner, chairman of the state central committee, about 100 repub lican leaders from all parts of the state gathered at the St. Francis hotel yesterday to talk about plans for 1914. The greater part of the conference was taken up with dis cussion as to how efficient reorgani zation, strong enough to battle the progressives, would be effected. committee: appointed The achievement of the conference was the appointment of a committee, on suggestion of Samuel M. Short ridge, to co-operate with the state central committee in initiating the campaign. J. O. Hayes of San Jose, brother of Congressman E. A. Hayes, was named as chairman of the committee, with the following members: Leroy A. Wright, E. I. Wolfe, C. W. Hornick, Mrs. California Newton, Robert Sweeney, H. S. McCallum, S. W. Mc- Nabb, W. R. Bacon, Thomas Flint Jr., C. M. Belshaw, D. D. Bowman, R. L. Beardslee and C. E. Clinch. After much discussion the Hayes committee reported as follows: We recommend that the repub lican state central committee, pre sided over by Gustave Brenner, proceed immediately to effect the organization of republican com mittees in every county and pre cinct of the state, and that every effort be made to bring about as large a registration as possible, commencing January 1, 1914, of republicans of the state as such. We further request that the re publican press of the state call the attention of the electors of the republican party in California to organize for the coming election and to fight for republican princi ples and candidates. We further recommend that the state central committee be au thorized and directed to take the necessary steps to conduct an ed ucational campaign in the interest of the republican party, and that when such organization shall be well under way, so that another representative body can be called together, that a second and larger conference of republicans be called, the time and place to be determined by the state commit tee. Then the conference adjourned. ®te Uhfo §mun> FANS A most varied collection of fans is now an stock. The collection consists of fans that are reproductions of the Pompadour and Empire periods, real lace, ostrich and wil= low feather fans, fancy spangled French and Austrian fans, etc. • PARISIAN IVORIES Parisian ivory toilet articles make some off the most acceptable holiday gifts. The stock is now complete and an early selec= tion is advised so as to give ample time for engraving. TOYS BOOKS . Sole Agents for Thomas Cort's Shoes for Men and Women and The Boyden Shoes for Men. 3 ACCUSED BY WIFE, TRIAL BEGINS Redding Capitalist Charged With Deserting Child; First Case Under New Law For the first time since the new law making the abandonment of a minor child a felony went into effect in California a man of independent means, J. M. Dixon, a Redding cap italist, after whose father the town of Dixon was named, stands on trial before Judge Lawlor, his own wife the accusing witness. Talesmen were examined today and a jury secured, after which court ad journed until tomorrow morning, when the first evidence will be re corded. Meanwhile, Dixon's suit for divorce, filed in Redding and brought to this city by Attorney Marcus L Samuels on change of venue, is pending i nthe su perior court, and, according to the at torney, several sensational features will figure in the case, including the trailing of the wrong woman by de tectives said to have been in the em ploy of Dixon and the rescue of Lu cille by Mrs. Dixon from a moving train in Sacramento at the risk of the mother's life. WHEN DIXON'S TROUBLES BEGAN Dixon's troubles began, it is said, when he sold $7,000 worth of com munity property at Redding. Since that time Mrs. Dixon's attorney haa forced Dixon to tell Justice of the Peace Creighton what he did with the money. At first Dixon refused to an swer the questions, but changed his mind when threatened with contempt of court by Judge Mogan. Dixon was defendant in a suit by Dr. S. Nicholas Jacobs to collect a bill for services. The capitalist accounted for tho money received by saying that he gave his friend, E. E. Todd, $4,000 to repay a loan made in 1892. Attorney Samuels states that Todd is at pres ent on Dixon's bail bond for $3,000. Of the remaining money $950 went for a piano for Dixon's sister, $850 for attorneys and the remainder for liv ing expenses. SISTER MATERIAL, WITNESS One of the material witnesses in the abandonment and divorce cases will be Mrs. Minnie Lacey, wife of the proprietor of the Oyster Loaf and sis ter of Mrs. Dixon, who assisted the mother in removing her child from the train at Sacramento. To Teach Merchants Business Psychology Business psychology will be taught to the merchants of the bay cities at an evening class soon to be started at the University of California, according to an announcement today. Professor Warner C. Brown, well known psy chologist, probably will conduct the class, which will devote special at tention to the psychology of advertis ing. Husband Who Shot At Wife Is Divorced When Mrs. Alice M. Dolan became a student at a barber college in order to support herself and five children, her husband, Thomas Dolan, became so "peeved" that he fired three shots at her, according to her testimony, which won her an interlocutory de cree of divorce at the hands of Judge Griffin today. SANITARY HENCOOPS AT TULARE COUNTY SHOW VISALIA, Nov. 20.—At a meeting of the Tulare Country Poultry and Pet Stock association yesterday the mem bers decided to use the most modern and sanitary coops in connection with the annual poultry show here during the Tulare county cirtus fair, which opens December 4. SUPERIOR JUDGE BUCKLES IS ILL FROM FALL VALLE.TO. Nov. 20.—Superior Judge A. J. Buckles of Fairfield is seriously ill at his home following a severe fall sustained in San Francisco last week. Since the death of his aged wife sev. eral weeks ago the judge has been de clining in health.