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CALL AND POST, VOL. 9*, NO. 142.
SAN FRANCISCO CALL, VOI„ 113. NO. 11.
HENEY ENTERS RACE FOR GOVERNOR
MRS.BELASCO IS SHOT
PROTECTING HER SON;
BABE SUFFERS BURNS
Mrs. Walter Belasco, formerly Maudie McNeil of San Francisco,
who was wounded protecting her son.
Dramatist's Sister in Law Receives Gun Wad in Shoulder
at "Movies" Camp at Santa Monica.
SANTA MONICA. Dec. 12. —As the
result of an effort to protect her four,/
year-old son Walter Jr. from injury,
Mrs. Walter Belasco, sister-in-law of
David Belasco, is a patient in St.
Catherine's hospital today. She is
.suffering from a wound received at
the Kay Ber> moving picture camp in
Santa Ynez . anyon, when a gun ex
ploded as it was thrown into a wagon
in which Mrs. Belasco and her son
U. S. BATTLESHIP
DAMAGED AT SEA
Br Aaaociated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 12^—With her
starboard main shaft broken and sev
eral of her compartments flooded, the
battleship Vermont is limping toward
Hampton roads on her return from the
Mediterranean cruise, under convoy
of the battleship Delaware and the
colliers Orion and Jason. The acci
dent occurred at 3:45 a. m. yesterday
and at 8 o'clock last night the Ver
-nont was 1.200 miles from Hampton
roads and 600 miles from Bermuda.
At $500,000 Blaze
T3y Associated Presa.
COHOES, N. T.. Dec. 12.—Fire in the
heart of the city's business section
sarly today was subdued only after a
rlozen buildings and manufacturing
plants had bc»n destroyed, with a loss
<9t half a million dollars. One fire
man was badly hurt by a falling wall.
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Mrs. Belasco was formerly Miss
Maudie McNeil of San Francisco.
One of the assistant property men
picked up one of the guns and started
to toss it into the wagon.
The gun struck Mrs. Belasco in the
shoulder and exploded, the wadding
sinking deep into the flesh.
In a moment her clothing ignited.
The fire spread to the child's hair.
BERRY IS GUILTY
William Berry, slayer of Peter
• Greenwald. was this afternoon found
guilty of manslaughter, the jury being
out an hour. ■ ' . . ' J
Berry took the verdict calmly, but
tears came to the eyes of his wife
and 10-year-old daughter. They had
been at his side since the beginning
of the trial.
Judge Cabanlss will pass sentence
After the verdict was announced,
little Jennie WBerry threw her arms
around her father and kissed him.
Berry, a bartender, was discharged
by Gruenwald, December 22, 1912. He
went back for his wages and they had
a row. Berry says Greenwald ran for
a gun, so he fired. The prosecution
maintained the saloon man was going
to a telephone instead of to arm him
Flirt, Slapped by
Woman, Knocks Her
Down by Jaw Punch
A stinging slap on the cheek from
Mrs. G. Blick. with whom a stranger
tried to flirt last night while she was
walking with another woman in Eddy
street between Taylor and Jones,
changed the flirt into a brute. He
struck back, knocking her down.
The women screamed. The man and
his companion fled.
Policeman Peter Whalen heard the
srream. but a description of the men
is all the police have to work on.
Mrs. Blick resides at the Hamlin
hotel, 337 Eddy street.
Fed by "Handouts"
Bt Associated Pre**.
GREELEY, Col., Dec. 12.—Gaunt
from hunger and thirst, a band of
seven wild antelope entered the cor
porate limits of Greeley in search of
food. Driven from the snow-covered
hills and plains, the animals forgot
their timidity, and ate freely of the
bountiful supplies of food which
housewives on the east side of town
tirew U> **wia .wi ■wiuuy i *
EIGHTEEN PAGES— SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1913—PAGES 1 TO 10
Lydia Valencia's Son Sues for Baird Money
REBELS BEATEN AT TAMPICO
Disclosures which will eclipse the j
Slingsby changeling case and that of
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw's son, are fore
shadowed in a suit filed today by-
David Jennings Baird asking for a j
monthly allowance of $1,500 from the '
11.000,000 estate of the late David J. I
David Baird Jr. was born December
7. The suit says he is the son
of David Baird and Lydia Valencia
Baird; that for more than a year pre
ceding his birth ms mother and
father were married, and that after
his birth the father publicly acknowl
edged the child as nis son.
TRIAL DATE IS SET
Judge Coffey today set February 18
for the trial! Mrs. Veronica C. Baird.
the mother, and Miles, Benjamin and
Tom Baird, brothers, of the deceased
millionaire, have filed notice of a
Young Baird and his mother. Lydia
Valencia, are represented by Bishop,
Hoefler, Cook & Harwood; Raymond
L. Benjamin, assistant attorney gen
eral, and Timothy J. Lyons. Lyons
withdrew from the case today. It
was intimated that Bishop, Hoefler,
Cook & Harwood would do likewise,
and that District Attorney FUkert
would succeed them.
"NO CLAIM AS SOY
Mrs. Veronica Baird and her sons
are represented by John F. Partridge.
I Harry I. Stafford represented Miles
Baird. Partridge said:
"Thla boy has no claim on David
Baird or the Baird estate. If his ad
visers persist in prosecuting the peti
tion there will be a scandal that will
equal in notoriety either the Slingsby
or Thaw baby case."
Baird died on November 26, 1908.
Girl Lured to Room,
2 Assailants Captured
Lure dto a room at 1717 Ellis street
early this morning. 17 year old Tessle
St. Clair. 46 Arlington street ,was at
tacked by three men, two of whom
were arrested. They are Gus Marino
and Joseph Lynch, both living at the
Ellis street address. Both men are
charged with a serious offense.
According to the story told the
police by Miss St. Clair, who was 1
take nto the juvenile detention home,
she was walking in Fillmore street
near Ellis when she was accosted by
an unidentified man and induced to go
to Marino's room. Detectives, an
swering her cries, broke down the
Letters of Early U. S.
Leaders Under Hammer
By Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12.—Nearly
1,,000 autograph letters and documents
from members of the continental con-
gress, presidents of the United States,
officers of the revolutionary war,
signers of the declaration of inde
pendence and colonial governors, be
longing to the late Elliot Danforth's
collection, were placed on sale at
auction yesterday afternoon. A letter
from John Blair of Virginia to Ben
jamin Harrison, declining to be a
member of congress, was sold for $500.
Rolph in Boston to
Study Water Supply
BOSTON, Dec. 12.—Mayor James
Rolph Jr. of San Francisco is in Bos
ton to study the Boston water supply
in preparation for San Francisco's
plan to bring its water from the
Hetch Hetchy valley, if President 'Wil
son, signs tbe j»u passed by. Congress.
AD. EKLUND DIVORCED
BY MRS, EKLUND
While Denying Another Charge
WHILE Adolph Eklund, Mar-
In county hotel proprietor.
Tfan testifying; aa co-re
spondent before Judge t erf to
day, his wife. May, secured ■
decree of divorce In Judge Van
Mrs. Florence A. Fowler of
2536 Bnchnnnn street got a de
cree from Bmsiett M. Fowler, a
druggist, who. In a cross com
plaint, named Eklund. The lat
ter denied the charge.
Mrs. Fowler gets one daugh
ter, Doris, and S2O a month.
The second child. Barbara, la
given Into the custody of a
LOST 'MONA LISA'
FOUND IN ITALY
Masterpiece Stolen From
Louvre in 1911 Recov
ered; Thief Arrested
By Associated Traaa.
FLORENCE. Italy, Dec. 12.—Leon
ardo da Vinci's masterpiece, "Mona
Lisa." the mysterious disappearance
of which from the Louvre in August,
191J, threw the art world into con
sternation, was found today in Flor
enre. The man who stole it was ar
rested. He is an Italian.
"Mona Lisa" is one of the world's
most famous paintings and is re
garded as priceless. Leonardo da
Vinci took as his model for the pic
ture Lisa del Giocondo. a woman of
Florence.- He worked on the picture
for four years, from 1500 to 1504. It
was bought for France by Francis I.
Deed to Home Given
For $2 and a Drink
George Russell gave a deed to his
home at 4*22 Twenty-fifth street for
$2 nnd a drink, said his mother, Mrs.
Mary J, Harvey of 209 Chattanooga
street,today. She applied for guar
dianship papers before .1 udge Graham,
saying he was squandering an estate
properly his wife's.
She said he recently traded nine
chickens for two cocktails.
Striking Ship Firemen
Will Be Deported
Eight firemen, all Englishmen, who
refused duty on the steamer Santa
Rosalia and made her put back to
port, served one hour in the city j
prison this afternoon that Uncle Sam
might deport them. Judge Sullivan
sentenced them for vagrancy. Later
Assistant Immigration Inspector
Crawford took them to Angel island.
The short term proved their unde
sirablllty as future citizens.
Home Looted of $2,000;
Police Conceal Crime
SAN JOSE, Dec. 12.—The home of
John Murphy, capitalist and mining
man, was robbed last night of $2,000
worth of diamonds, silverware, furs,
clothing and other jewelry. The po
lice attempted to keep this robbery,
as well as a long series of other
crimes committed here lately, from
Girl Killed, Two Hurt,
When Bomb Explodes
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—A bomb sent
by express exploded and instantly
killed a young woman employe In an
uptown bottling works today and in
jured two men employee. The girl's
head was nearly torn oft.
Mermaid Now Paddling
Through "Big Ditch"
COLON. Dec. 12. —Elaine Goldlng- of
New York swam from the five-mile
buoy at Cristobal to the lower Gatun
lock late yesterday. It is the purpose
of Miss Goldins; to swim the entire
length of the canal. Bhe will continue
bee effort today, ■ ivri , ■
Lineman Slays Boulder Creek
Man in Quarrel and
SANTA CRUZ. Dec. 12.—Lot Mor
rell was shot and killed on Two Bar
creek last night by James Benton, a
striking lineman. The men had quar
The scene of the shooting wss about
four miles above Boulder Creek. Mor-
F*h is a rancher of Boulder Creek. ,
Benton escaped, but his capture by
posses is expected soon. *
After the shooting Benton went to
Boulder Creek, changed his blood
stained clothes and fled. Sheriff
Trafton was called to the scene of
the killing shortly after midnight.
POSSES ON TRAIL.
With Benton unahle to get out of
the country except by some overland
trails through a wild, mountainous
district, it is believed he will be
caught by the posses now in pursuit.
Although no one witnessed the
quarrel the wordy war was heard by
close residents, but no attention was
paid to it until the shot was heard.
Persons, rushing to the scene found
Morrell dead with a great wound in
POSSE REACHES SAN JOSE.
SAN JOSE. Dec. 12.—Santa Cruz
officers are here seeking James A.
Benton, an electrician, who shot and
killed Lot Morrell, a rancher, at Two
Bar creek last night. The officers
are uncertain whether he took to the
hills or is attempting to reach San
S. F. Man Jailed
as U. S. Officer Is
Fired On in Street
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Dec. 12.—A
daring attempt to assassinate Major
George C. Thorpe, commandant o*f the
naval prison at Kittery, Me., failed
today only because of the poor
marksmanship of the would be mur
derer. The bullet fired, the police
say, by Frederick Richard of San
Francisco, hissed by the head of the
officer, but missed its mark by an
Major Thorpe had just stepped out
of the door of the New Hampshire
National bank when he was confront
ed by a man armed with a revolver.
The man raised his weapon and fired,
but, fortunately, with poor aim.
Richard, who was almost Immedi
ately arrested by the police and dis
armed, is a former United States
naval sailor, who was dishonorably
discharged. It is supposed that he
holds Major Richards in some way
accountable for his disgrace.
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Refugees From Chihuahua
Tell Pitiful Tale of Death
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 12.—Re
ports reached here today—said
to be on good authority—to the
effect that Tampico has been
taken by the rebels. The war of
fice and the ministry of the in
terior deny the report.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 12.—1 p to 3
»• m today bo additional dispatches
bad been received from Rear Admiral
Fletcher and there were aa ether ad
vices to Indicate that the fighting at
Tampico had come to any result.
EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 12.—Gaunt
for food and drink, their faces and
hands sand cut and painfully raw
from the sun scorched winds of day
and the frost tinged winds of night,
the Chihuahua refugees continue to
stumble into Presidio and relief.
The story of Domingo Iroygoity,
millionaire and father in law of Guil
lermo Porras, acting civil governor
of Chihuahua, reveals as near as pos
sible the horrors experienced by the
refugees, who trudged miles across a
desert waste to escape "Pancho"
Senor Iroygoity arrived in EI Paso
ill from exhaustion and exposure.
"It hss been called the "Jornado
del Muerte"—journey of death —he be
gan. "Such it was. On every hand
the grim specter stalked. I remem
fber one occasion vividly. We had
been on the march five days. Our
' water was low and foul. Our food
was scarce. A woman of the lower
' class, a camp follower, had given
: birth to a child. .The caravan was
I halted to usher into the world a new
life. That was about 2 p. m„ when
the sun is hottest on the sand.
"That night, with the chill of dark
ness, the babe and its mother passed
away. Thus It was almost every
night. Death overshadowed the miles
on miles of glowing campfires.
"We fled from Villa on November
28. The soldiers took everything
they needed from the citizens. The
plazas in Chihuahua were filled with
slaughter pens. Seven trains were
loaded with household goods, arms
and ammunition. On November 29
the trains left. At Falomir the head
engine blew up. All on the trains
were then forced to walk 112 miles.
"The federals then burned the
trains, buried the cannon and am
munition to save them from Villa.
The days were hot and the nights
were cold, food was scarce and the
water foul. People died almost every
night. Titers was but one death dur
ing daylight. A lad fell exhausted
from the weary tramp and hunger.
He was uncomplaining to the last.
He died a few hours later in a
wealthy Mexican's wagon.
"Throughout the long tramp we
were harassed by rebel skirmishers.
Dissention among the soldiers caused
trouble. Five were executed for try
ing to "start a mutiny. After nine
days of hell we found relief in Pre
DEMAND 9256,000 RANSOM
EL PASO, Dec. 12.—Lulz Terrazas
Jr. has not yet been executed.
At 9 o'clock this morning Genersl
Benavtdes, Jefe de Las Annas of
Juarez, talked with General Villa
through the medium of the direct
"Why kill the goose that lays the
golden eggs?" Villa is reported to
General Villa has demanded a ran
som of $250,000 gold to release the
ijnulttaaUUoMlre/a eldest son.
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ON HENEY'S PLAN
Governor Johnson, on being
informed of Heney's declaration,
made the following statement:
••Mr. Heney or any other man
has the right to run for Lnited
States senator or governor of
C alifornia, or for both."
"There is nothing to prevent
Mr. Heney from making any
statement he sees fit. Bot, so
far ns I nm concerned, I will not
make any decisions as to my
political plans until Governor
Johnson has cleared the way by
So said Railroad Commission
er John M. Eshlemnn, who has
been named as a candidate for
the governorship by his friends,
regarding; Henry's statement.
TEARS CHILD FROM
MOTHER IN COURT
Father, Weeping, Takes Son;
Couple Had Come to Blows
Over His Custody
Her 5 year old son was torn from
the arms of Mrs. Mabel Braver in
Judge Waste s court, Oakland, today.
Then Franz Braver, the father, weep
ing, left the court with the child.
Brave* Oakland realty dealer, and
Mrs. Braver, were recently given the
custody of the child In alternate
weeks, pending the end of a divorce
suit. Yesterday Mrs. Braver kept the
boy over her time limit. She said he
Braver went to her home, ISI4
Forty-first avenue. He said he would
stay till he got the boy if it took all
night. Mrs. Braver, It Is said, drove
him away with blows. She was taken
to court for contempt.
Braver was given the boy till next
Judge Waste scored the couple for
using "police court tactics in handling
All Tokyo Tango Mad,
Drops Native Dances
For New Yankee Rag
Tokyo is dance mad, and the geisha
girls, famous in song and poetry for
their sinuous grace in executing their
native dances, have abandoned them
in favor of the tango. In palace and
native bamboo cabaret the tango is
all the rage.
Sitting; in the tea room of the St.
Francis this morning, Dr. D. Tagawa,
vice mayor of Tokyo, rubbed his
sparse white whiskers and bemoaned
the fact that Japan is "copying Amer
ican customs and institutions, from
the most freakish of dances to the
biggest of trusts."
"Yes, they have the tango in To
kyo," he said. "Buddah only knows
what will be the outcome. Every
body's doin' it. First it started in
the American colony and then it swept
like a whirlwind to the natives, who
think it immense."
Doctor Tagawa is in San Francisco
to study what he calls "trust bust
ing" methods of the government.
and Left for Dead;
Set upon by a gang-, whom he de
clares are striking press feeders, Jo
seph L. Drummond, employed as a
feeder for the Union Lithograph com
pany. 741 Harrison street, was beaten
Into insensibility shortly before 8
o'clock this morning.
Recovering enough to stagger into
the southern police station, Drum
mond was loaded into a patrol wagon
and taken to the central emergency
Drummond was later removed to his
hotel, where he is reported to be in a
This attack is the second within two
months in which Drummond has fig-
I axed, m tlie victim, _
Francis J. Heney will run for gjvy
ernor of California if Governor John<4
son decides to be a candidate for th«
United States senate to succeed Sena
tor Perkins. He takes this position,
he says, en his own initiative, with
out the advice of any leader in the,
progressive party, and Governor John
son has been aware of his decision
since last Saturday, when the progress
sive conference was held here. What
ever Johnson decides, Heney will be
a candidate, either for the senate or
the governors chair, until the polls
EXPLAINS HIS POSITION
In a statement explaining his posi
tion, Heney said today:
"More than four months ago I an
nounced my candidacy for the United
States senate and commenced an ac
tive campaign for the nomination. I
did so upon my own initiative, because
I believe in both the spirit and the
letter of the direct primary law and
that no number of persons less than
a majority of the voters of the pro
gressive party have any right to de
cide who shall be the candidate of
that party for any office, or who
should present his name to such vot
ers for consideration and action. At
the time I took this action I firmly
believed Governor Johnson would be
a candidate for re-election, and that
he did not desire to become a candi
date for the United States senate at
STEPS ASIDE FOR JOHNSON
"Three years ago, shortly after his
election. I told Governor Johnson that,
if he should conclude to become a
candidate for the United States sen
ate to succeed Hon. George C.
Perkins, I would gladly support him,
and that if he did not so conclude I
would become a candidate for that
position myself. Last Saturday fore
noon I was advised that Governor
Johnson might desire to become a
candidate for the United States sen
ate. I promptly offered to retire from
the contest for the nomination and
to support him actively and earnestly
in the primaries for the nomination
and afterward for the election, it he
so desired to do. At that time I was
convinced from the many assurances
ot support which I had received from
friends and leaders in the progressive
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