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Federal Court Will Decide on Thaw's Sanity
IS a diamond ring a necessity to a
Mrs. William Lawlor, bride oi
Judge Lawlor, thinks it is riot,
though it is acceptable.
"If it is a case of real love," she
says, "it is not necesary, even to a
bride, though it is a nice thing to
Mrs. Josephine McAdory thinks it
is. She bought one on her husband's
Dr. R. J. McAdory thinks it is
not. He refused to pay for it.
Feagans & Co. are not concerned
over the necessity of it, but are su
ing the doctor. Meantime—
Judge Graham is looking for au
thority on whether a husband is re
sponsible for a debt he knows noth
ing about.
The ring, valued at $700, was
bought by Mrs. McAdory. who lives
at 1060 Bush street, as a surprise to
her husband, who ts prominent in Los
Angeles medical circles and gained
fame recently by engaging in a walk
ing race from Del Monte to Burlin
game with social scions.
The ring was purchased in August.
In August, Doctor McAdory dropped
$50,000 in an unfortunate New York
Investment. The ring was charged.
The husband refused the obligation.
The case has come to court.
Judge Graham today was called on
to inspect orders .and bills for vanity
boxes, chatelaines, brooches and
beauty pins. He expressed the belief
that they would hardly be called
necessary, ' and then he took under
submission tbe question of whether
an obligation contracted by a wife un
known to a husband can be enforced
on him.
"I have been in the habit of charg
ing various articles with the firm."
cays Mrs. McAdory. "I did not know
of my husband s unfortunate invest
ment when I bought the ring. How
ever, all we have ever asked from the
firm i 3 time in which to pay. My
husband offered his note, payable in
six months, but the jewelers rushed
ln with the suit.'' »
The Only Evening Paper in San Francisco Having Both the Associated Press and International News Service
An example which
May he fo Lowed by
Any youngster
"Hello, Tom, whcre'd yer get
the wheel?"
"Bought it!"
"Yes, yer did."
"Sure, d'ye want one?"
"Bet I do!" «
"Here's the way: Look
around for some corner where
a number of people pass every
afternoon. Then start in sell
ing Calls. Easiest thing you
ever saw. Every one likes the
Caper and the fir3t thing you
now you're making $5 a week.
I'm up to $8 a week now and
soon expect to get a motor
cycle. Pretty soft for two
hours' work a day, eh?"
"Gosh! That sounds good.
How do h get in on it?"
"Call on the circulation de
partment of The Call any time,
and they'll tell you all about
Tennis Played at
Night on Estate of
Wickham Havens
Original Artificial Lighting Scheme
Makes New Court Almost as
Bright as During the Day
Tennis at night is now possible on
the estate of Wickham Havens. Oak
land millionaire, and dark afternoons
have no terrors for the wealthy tennis
enthusiast, who, with his protege,
Maurice ' tennis champion,
may be frequently seen defying night
iv th« w Practice bouts on the court.
, *> ( . al lighting scheme for pro
ducing a Strong but perfectly diffused
light, which will be available for fast
play, was* Perfected by Havens, with
the assist. of Mclaughlin.. The
national trJe holder said today that
the lighting effect was so good that
playing on the new court at night is
almost as good as during a bright day
and is sure to be popular.
German Anti-Military
Outbreak Is Renewed
BERI-IN, I>ec. 9. —It is reported here
that fresh anti-military trouble has
started la Alsace. It is believed that
there has been a clash at Strassburg,
but no details are available.
Mrs. Josephine McAdory, who
says a bride just OUGHT to
ii3v*c 3 diamond*
There's great rejoicing at the Pre
sidio today.
The military beaux and belles are
extracting their dancing slippers from
the carpet bag and practicing the lat
est steps in the tango and the turkey
Up st the Officers' club khaki clad
soldiers are polishing and waxing the
floors and pulling up the blinds.
All this is because the ban is to be
taken off ragging at the reservation,
according to dame rumor, when Col
onel William H. C. Bowen, commander
of the Twelfth infantry, arrives at the
Presidio for permanent station to
Colonel Bowen becomes command
ing officer and his word is law within
the confines of the post. He Is dicta
tor and social arbiter.
And Colonel Bowen. although a vet
eran of several wars and a soldier par
excellence, can "shake a leg" himself.
Also he is known to be a devotee of
the latest dances.
So it hapepns that after having
been abandoned under the regime of
Colonel Cornelius Gardener and sev
eral commandants who followed him.
the tango and the turkey trot are to
come into their own again.
The Friday night hopa at the Offi
cers' club will again be the mecca
for the exclusive "raggers" of the
army set.
So, of course, there's much rejoicing
at the Presidiw
CONCORD. N. H.. Dec 9.—Judge Ed
gar Aldrich ruled that the mental con.
dition of Harry K. Thaw must be
passed upon by the federal courts.
The attorneys for Thaw, who are
attempting to prevent the extradition
of their client through habeas corpus
proceedings, and counsel for New
York state had agreeed that the
charge of conspiracy to escape from
the Insane asylum at Mattes wan was
a bailable offense, when the question
of whether the prisoner, if admitted
to bail, would be a menace to the
community, was raised by William T.
Jerome. The court stated that the
point would have to be determined
befnre bail was permitted.
Jerome said that any reasonable
amount of ball would not suffice to
insure Thaw's appearance In court.
It was a matter of court record, he
said, that Thaw had given one of his
lawyers $25,000, with which an at
tempt was made to bribe the head of
the institution where heh ad been con
Judge Aldrich replied that before
the question of bail was decided it
would be necessary to determine the
prisoners mental conditions to the
satisfaction of the United States dis
trict court. He reserved decision on
whether he would personally deter
mine the matter or appoint a commis
sion to do so.
Man Who Killed His
Employer on Trial
With his 3 year old daughter sitting
on his knee. William Berry, charged
with murdering ePter Greenwaid, sa
loon keeper at O'Farrell and Larkin
streets, on December 22, 1912, was
placed on trial today for the second
time before Superior Judge Cabaniss.
The child innocently played with her
father's necktie • while 12 men were
being selected to pass upon his fate.
Berry, who was a bar tender, shot and
killed his employer when (Ireenwald
discharged him for excessive drink
ing. .The murderer is represente.j by
Attorney J. J. Dunne. Six months ago
the first trial resulted In a disagree
Senator Fair's Niece
Dying From Gas
By Associated Press.
COLUMBUS, 0., Deo. Mrs. U B.
Hart, 71, was found dead today ln her
home ln Worthington. a suburb. Her
two nieces, Barbara and Rachel Hart,
are dying-. They were overcome by
gas. The thre women were left $500,
--000 by Senator J. G. Fair of California,
an uncle of the girls. They recently
returned from California, where they
visited relatives.
The San Francisco Post, its name, good will, circulation and sub
scription list and Associated Press membership have been pur
chased by The Call Publishing Company. Its name has been
changed to The San Francisco Call and Post and under this name it
will be delivered hereafter to its subscribers.
F. W. KELLOGG, President.
<B*«> <»♦<s>
FOR $110,000
Is Genuine Rembrandt
By th* Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Dec. 9—Mrs.
W. W. Kimball announced
last night the purchase of a
painting by Rembrandt for
$110,000. The painting was a
part of the Budapest collec
tion. The picture is a likeness
of Rembrandt's father and was
painted in 1630.
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 9—Resolu
tions thanking and commending The
San Francisco Call for its active co
operation and assistance in the re
cent campaign against "quack" doc
tors being waged in San Franciaco
were adopted by the state board of
medical examiners in session here
this morning.
Following are the resolutions: ,
W liereaa. the San Franctnco Call
haa undertaken the aerloua tank
of Informing the public a« to the
dangera Incident to various forma
of medlcaJ fakea; and whereat*,
the public health la certain to be
improved ao noon aa laymen are
better Informed aa to the dangera
of dlarcputable forma of medical
He it resolved, that we extend
to The San Franciaco Call n vote
of thanks for its aincere efforts to
benefit the people of thla state by
aaalating this board to carry ont
the provlsiona of the existing
medical law.
Governor Tener Is
Named President of
The National League
NEW YORK. Dec. 9.—Governor
Tener of Pennsylvania was this after
noon chosen president of the National
league of professional baseball clubs
by the directors of the league, who
met in this city today. The election
of Tener was forecasted some weeks
ago, and at that time he practically
announced that he would accept the
position. It is understood that
Thomas J. Lynch, the retiring chief
executive of the league, did not con
test the election of the chief execu
tive of Pennsj-lvania.
Five Men Fatally
Burned in Oil Fire
TAFT, Cal., Dec. 9. —Five men were
probably fatally burned today in No.
6 well of Standard Oil Section, 26
miles from here. Escaping gas was
Ignited by a cigarette lighted by one
of two hunters who stopped at the
derrick to rest at 9 o'clock this morn
ing. The derrick was destroyed.
The injured are: R. W. Patterson,
L. F. Brittaln, J. F. Richardson, Otho
Munson and L. F. Daven. The men
were rushed to the Taft hospital.
A confession that reveals the
crooked higher ups and strikes at the
heart of the gigantic frauds in red
light and saloon closing referendums
was made last night by "Billy" Gans,
ward politician, to Assistant District
Attorney Eouis Ferrari. Gans' con
fession, according to Ferrari, clinches
tbe case against Henry Barron and
will lead to the indictment of the
men who paid for the forgery of
thousands of names on the petitions.
Thursday nigh{ Ferrari will go before
the grand jury with his evidence, and
lie declares that true bills will reveal
the whole plot and all back of it.
Ferrari refuses to divulge the names
of the "higher ups" included in Gans'
confession before the grand jury
Gans de.c*lftr*B in his confession that
he was employed by Barron to circu
late petitions for the red light abate
ment referendum. He was to get 2V?
cents per name. When he got all the
names he could he turned them into
Barron. Barron then, he asserts, filled
in blank spaces cf the petitions and
turned them over to him to verify.
Gans was to get paid for the forged
names as well as the ones he got him
According to the police who have
worked on the ease, Barron's method
of work made it. very difficult to con
nect him with the forgeries. They
say he would change a letter in a
name so that it would be impossible
to declare the name a forged one.
However, they found after careful in
vestigation many names that were
p-operly spelled. When Barron was
arrested samples of his writing were
obtained and these samples are ln the
hands of handwriting experts.
Barron and Ben Weil, who was ar
rested yesterday and is also held in
detinue, have been subjected to a
grilling examination by Ferrari and
detectives, but so far they have re
fused to divulge who their employers,
were or implicate any one in the
forgeries. They will probably be held
until the grand jury meets before be
ing charged with subornation of per
The district attorney has uncovered
evidence that there are many forged
names on the blue sky referendum
petitions and will get at the bottom of
these forgeries along with the saloon
and red light acts..
Rich Hog Rancher of
Colma Is Out of Jail
P. Bandoni, a wealthy hog rancher
of Colma. whs released this morning,
after spending eight days in the
county jail at Redwood City. Bandoni
was sentenced by Justice of the Peace
McCormiek to 10 days in jail and
fined $150 for violating the county hog
Frandsco 1 ®
I Great Daily
I Founcie<l -1856
She Could Not Take
Dog in Pullman, So
She Canceled Ticket
Gotham Society Woman Refuses to
Let Beloved "Chesei" Ride in Bag
gage Car; Makes Other Plans
" My little doggie—his name is Che
sie, and that means 'small one* in the
Japanese tongue—is the light of my
eyes. It would break his tender heart
if he were forced to be away from me
any length of time. And I couldn t
bear to be parted from him."
This is the explanation Mrs. E. S.
Mendelson, a New York society
woman, gave 4at the St. Francis this
morning for cancelling a ticket calling
for a compartment in a Pullman car
for New oYrk. Mrs. Mendelson arrived
from China on the Tenyo Maru yes
terday and went to the ticket office
to see about her transportation.
"You can't take the pup in your
compartment," said the clerk.
"All right," responded the pup's
owner, "I won t go to New oYrk."
She went back to the hotel, deter
mined that sooner than have Cheshi
confined in a baggage car all the way
across the continent she would post
pone the journey until she could make
other arrangements. Accordingly she
made a reservation for Los Angeles.
Explosion Jars Train;
Passengers in Panic
Frightened cries of "Train robbers'*
started a frenzied attempt by passen
gers to secrete their valuables when
an explosion shattered the windows of
Southern Pacific passenger No. 52,
south bound, at Fresno, passing
through the testing yards Of the Her
cules Powder company late yesterday.
A rush was made b ythe train crew
for the express car, which they ex
pected to find blown up. A dynamite
cartridge had exploded in the testing
yards of the powder works.
Says English Is
Language for Song
WASHINGTON. Dec. 9.—"English
Is the real language for song," said
Maggie Teyte, prima donna of the
Chicago grand opera company, the
guest of honor at ladies' day at the
National Press club.
"They tell you that foreign lan
guages are musical and that English
is Incapable of high musical expre
"Nothing could be further from the
Mrs. Pankhurst Is
Taken From London
LONDON, Dec. 9. — Declaring that
she would return to the fight for the
cause when her health was regained,
Emmeline Pankhurst was removed
from London today. Mrs. Parkhurst's
plan Is to go to Paris to join her
daughter. A vigilant bodyguard
which accompanied the leader pledged
themselves to see that Mrs. Pank
hurst was able to leave the country
without interference from the gov
Navajo Is Aground
In Columbia River
The schooner Navajo, engaged in
lumber carrying between Portland
and San Francisco, ran aground in the
straits off Clifton in the Columbia
river. News of the wreck was received
here by the Chamber of Commerce this
morning. The point where the Navajo
struck is off Tenasillihee island, where
the river is 250 yards wide. The chan
nel is shallow.
Colonel Bowen New
Presidio Commander
With the arrival of the Twelfth
United States infantry from Monte
rey tomorrow Colonel William H. C.
Bowen, its commander, will become
the commanding officer at the Presidio
of San Francisco. The regiment will
arrive here about 8 o'clock. The First
cavalry, which leaves for Monterey
for permanent station early tomorrow
morning, will march overland, while
the impediments of the command will
be transferred by water.
Flood Death List
Now Amounts to 163
HOUSTON. Tex., Deo. 9.—-The flood's
death list up to noon totaled 168,
mostly negroes.
Rescue crews in the Brazos river
flood district redoubled their efforts
today to reach the thousands of ma
rooned persons menaced by starva
tion or death. i
Salad poisoned with botulism, as
malignant and deadly as ptomaine, to
day killed one member of the Phi
Beta Phi sorority. Seven others are
seriously ill.
Miss Ruby M. Lynch, 22, of Ames,
la., a graduate of the lowa state uni
versity, Btudylng for her master's
degree, died from the effects of th«
salad today after suffering for two
The others who ate of the innocent
looking dish, all unconscious of Its in
fection, are at the Peninsula hospital.
They are:
Ellen J. Hurd, Los Angeles.
Ruth F. Shelton, Los Angeles.
Florence- Gamble, Hanford.
Frances McLaughlin, Palo Alto.
Alice Briggs, Hollywood.
Ruth Brooks, San Jose.
Phyllis Ellison, Woodland.
The sorority members two weekj
ago had their customary Sunday even
ing repast in the sorority house, which
Included a salad, of which all ate.
They were taken violently ill that
night, and when the symptoms grew
alarming were rushed to the hospital.
Botulism is due to tamed food, and,
while one of the rarest forms of pto
maine, is also one of the most malig
nant and deadly.
Police Martyr's Son
Sent to San Quentin
Walter Castor. 20 years old, who
killed William J. Dwyer at Eghteenth
and Castro streets on August 3, was
sentenced to six years in San Quentin
by Superior Judge Lawlor this morn
Castor's mother, widow of Police
man Charles Castor, who was killed
on the water front three years ago
while trying to arrest Paulas Panti
kas, broke down when sentence was
pronounced and had to be led from
the courtroom by friends.
Castor asserted he was shooting
almlesslj* into the air when he killed
Dwyer. The Jury found him guilty of
Socialists Defied by
Germany's Chancellor
By Associated Press.
BERLIN. Dec. 9.—Dr. yon Beth
mann-Hollweg, Imperial chancellor,
defied parliament today to pass amend
ments to the constitution proposed by
the socialists, making the chancellor
responsible to the house for the acts
of the emperor and providing for his
dismissal on the demand of the house.
Prompt and Efficient
Holiday Service
Glove and Merchandise
Orders Issued
See regular ad on page 3

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