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VOLUME OKI.—NO. 7.
PRANDIKOS CHARGED WITH MURDER
FUND FOR FAMILIES STILL GROWS
Inquest Results in Verdict Ac
cusing Greek Fugitive of
Handcuffed and I*"* wrists man
acled to a chain that yassed around his
body, Pallbs Prandoe&os, the Greek
murderer who shot and killed Police
men Charles F. Castrv and Thomas Fin
nelly at the ferry a week Ago Sunday
morning, was taken before t£e coron
er's Jury yesterday morning: kind the
evidence against him heard. When the
case if the prosecution had been, pre
sented, the murderer was given aft op
portunity to take the stand to tell his
story J)'ut Attorneys Boardman aCJd
Benham, who appeared for him, refuse*!
to permit him to do so. The jury re
turned a verdict charging the prisoner
with the murder of each of the brave
policemen. ; w
Throughout the hearing, Prandoegos
sat looking fixedly at the witnesses who
were describing how the killing oc
curred. He spoke to no one. His only
interest, aside from his attention to the
testimony, was in his cigarettes. He is
an inveterate smoker and objected to
the handcuffs and the chain which
made it difficult for him to roll his
William Paidwell, agent in the
Southern Pacific information bureau in
the Ferry building, was a witness to
the shooting of Castor and Fennelly.
He saw Castor fall to the ground, saw
Fennelly run up. and then watched the
murderer level his gun and shoot the
second officer. Edward J. Hales, a
clerk in the ticket office, looked
through the window and saw Prandi
kos firing the shots firing the shots.
The most important witness of the
day was Curtiss M. Moss, the plucky
chauffeur, who, although warned by
Prandikos not to approach him. ran up
and grappled .with the slayer. Moss told
in a matter of fact, quiet manner how
he had been on the bootblack stand
on the west side of East street when
he heard the shots ring out. He
jumped from the stand and ran across
the street, meeting Prandikos in the
open space near the car starters' sta
tion and the automobile stand.
Prandikos was brandishing his re
volver, bavins .i!' pt tired at the officers,
who were closing in on him. When he
s. w Moss he shouted for him to get out
of the way, but Mop? ran over to him,
threw him arm about his neck and
forced him to the ground. A short
struggle ensued, in which Prandikos
regained his feet and pressed the
muzzle of the revolver against his cap
vAs ] was holding him there," said
when asked by Coroner Toner to
describe the episode. "I heard the pis
tol dick twice. It didn't go off. though.
1 learned later that Prandikos had fired
the f.ve phots it contained. But he tried
to get me. He Avas pretty desperate."
Hodgkins, another chauffeur,
was als" called as a witness. Hodg
kins saw Prandikos draw his revolver
after he had shot at Georgp Coados,
point it at Castor and pull the trigger.
He also saw Fennelly fall.
Sercjeaat of Police Peter O'Keefe and
emu William Doran were also
called as witnesses. They told of the
shooting and of the scenes that fol
Although it has been determined that
Prandikos fired five shots, only three
fcC4 ounted for at the inquest yes
terday. Plaidwell said that he heard
only three shots, and Policeman Doran
said that the revolver contained only
three empty shells when it was given
to him by Moss. The gun was "broken"
when Doran received it, and two of the
chambers were empty. An effort was
made to find the two other shells, but
Doran's search was unsuccessful.
Joseph A. Rock, first assistant bond
and warrant clerk, read the dying
statements of the two policemen, in
both of which Prandikos is identified
l>y his victims as their assassin. Dr.
Max Magnus, the autopsy surgeon, de
scribed the wounds that caused death.
T. H. Elkington was foreman of the
jury. The other jurors were Frank
Torr, W. p. Hu^sc, John "Watson, D. \V.
Mc&Higott, F. Hoese. J. Lewis, Fred
Schulz and John \V. Bovee.
REFEREE ASKS ORDER
TO SELL OUT HARVEY
Says He Has Possible Purchaser
for Ocean Shore Stocks
J. Downey Harvey's examination in
insolvency proceevlings was continued
yesterday afternoon before Referee A.
B. Kreft, the questions put to Harvey
being principally regarding a transfer
by him of real estate to Mrs. Eleanor
Martin. Harvey expressed a readiness
to answer fully any questions relative
to this or any other transfers of prop
erty prior to his failure.
Nothing noteworthy was elicited
during the examination. At its close,
Attorney Williams, for the creditors,
asked Keferee Kreft for an order for
the sale of certain assets of Harvey,
Including a note of the University
club and 13,700 shares of Ocean Shore
railroad stock, it being stated that a
possible purchaser had been found. The
examination will be resumed at 2 p. m.
On petition of Ferdinand Westdahl,
George T. Morris and Celia Haera,
creditors of Henry F. Brink of Ala
meda, involuntary insolvency proceed
ings were begun yesterday against
Brink in the United States district
A petition in insolvency was filed
yesterday by Dr. J. E. Clark, a physi
cian of Oakland, whose debts, amount
ing to $4,443.61, are principally due to
his dealings with the White Cross hos
pital, and his assets, amounting to
$8,092.91, consisting mainly of accounts
Petitions in insolvency were also filed
yesterday by Daniel O. Wallace, a
broker of San Francisco, debts $4,7^8.50,
nominal assets $8,945, mainly stocks,
and by Adolph Lothhammer, a music
teacher of Sacramento, debts $9,581.72,
The tub department of the Lurllne
Ocean Water Baths, Bush and Larkin
streets, is the best in the world. Rooms
are fitted with large porcelain tubs,
supplied with hot and cold salt (ocean)
»nd fresh water; also, showers of same.
Yesterday* Fire Report
Box 642, 11:47 a.m.—Pat meant! Jones
Mrpets, automobile owned by Harry
Meyers; loss slight. Caused by leak
ing gasoline tank.
Poolos Prandikos, the fugitive
from Greece, who was charged yes
terday by the coroner's jury witl
the filling of Policemen Castor and
Fennelly, when they attempted to
seize him at the entrance to the
Ferry building, and below the
plucky chauffcau, who captured the
BENEFIT FUND APPROACHES
SIX THOUSAND DOLLAR MARK
The Call's fund for the widows and children of brave Policemen
Caston and Fennelly is now $5,723.40, and there is ever}} prospect thai
it will reach $10,000 before another week passes. The subscriptions re
ceived yesterday were as follows:
Previously Acknowledged ........... $5,490.90
8008 BBOS. : v ."....... 100.00
A FRIEND .: 100.00
JOHX RAPP & SOX 20.00
AWETTE M. ROSS 5.50
yi. S. L 5.00
D. ■ : 2.00
Would Kill Poll Fees and Want
Home Rule and Single Tax
The abolition of poll tax, home rule
in taxation and the adoption of the
single tax system were among the im
portant subjects discussed and advo
cated yesterday by speakers at the
opening session of the county assessors'
convention in the Pacific building.
Assessors were present from all parts
of,the state. The address of welcome
was made by former Congressman .1.
G. Maguire. George W. Filcher of the
Panama-Pacific Exposition company I
made a brief address, urging the as
sessors to influence their counties to
support the exposition by voting the
appropriations provided'by law. •.-••,.
Assessor Edward W. Hopkins of Los
Angeles read a paper' pa "Taxation,
Past and Present." He urged co-opera
tion of^tax payer and assessor and a
i lower tax on improvements. -
Assessor George W. Mitchell, speak- !
ing upon "Uniformity,"" advocated a
change in revenue laws to bring 1 aboht ■
the collection'of taxes in all cities and ]
towns at the same time, thus avoiding ]
confusion in the minds of tax payers.;;
In an informal address Maguii set \
forth the arguments in favor of home ■
rule; and the single tax system. As
sessor Washington Dodge read a, paper
written by E. J. Kay of Sacramento
on home.rule. Dodge took issue with
Kay, speaking in favor of home rule
; The delegates will go on an excur
sion around s the bay today; and resume
the business sessions tomorrow.
MAN JUMPS INTO BAY-Then Tnoren., address
•.. unknown, 'menially unbHlahced, jumped into
■'-the bay from the Bryant | street. wharf yester
day afternoon.: He : was rescued! by the police
; launch * Patrol and taken to the - harbor * htm
pital. lie : will live..
WARRANT FOR EMBEZZLEMENT—G. tie*
'- Bette,:1011 Howard; street, yesterday swore to
a warrant in /Police Judge; Welter's conrt. for
: tli<- arrest of , Jail cm Mannheim on a charge of
[ felony: embezzlement.r.; ; -.---?
all the other
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
HUSBAND AWAY TWENTY
YEARS, GETS DIVORCE
Daughter of Rear Admiral Up
shur th£ Petitioner
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6.—After hav
ing lived apart from her husband for
more than 28 years, during which time
she had not seen him, Mrs. Kate Up
shttr Moorchfad. daughter of Rear Ad
miral John I'pshur of this city, was
granted a. divorce yesterday from her
husband. Frank T. Moorehead, former
ly of Pittsburg on statutory grounds.
Shop early and save the worry of the last mo
In our enormous stock you are sure to find gifts
to suit both your taste and purse.
The following will give you some idea of the
different lines we carry:
Openstock Dinnerware Openstock Glassware
Dresden Bohemian Glass
Sevres Cut Glass
Lamps Framed Picture!
Jewel Boxes Cretonne Boxes
Lamp Shades Candle Shades
Brass Jardinieres Brass Fern Dishes
Shopping Bags Desk Sets
Smoking Sets Table Covers
Chafing Dishes Coffee Percolators
Carving Sets Epergnes
Particularly suitable gifts for your Eastern friends
Bamboo Lamps Bronze Lamp*
Party Bags Embroideries
Prints Teak Furniture
Kimonos Dressing Sacques
Crepe Shawls Opera Coats
Brocades Chinese Hand Made Lace
Prices Range From SOc Up
Your inspection is cordially invited.
Free delivery within 100 miles.
246-248 POST STREET
Between Grant Avenue and Stockton Street.
TWO BIG GIFTS
HELP TO SWELL
Handsome Sum Is Promised for
Gift to Widows and Orphans
Two subPtantlal offeringf of $100, the
one a check and the other five $20 gold
pieces, formed the basis of an encourag
ing day in the Castor and Fennelly
relief fund yeßterday. They sent the
total along- a peg, and let a little more
sunshine into the two gloomy homes
out in the Mission, where the widows
and children of the brave patrolmen
who died doing their duty at the ferry
building a week ago Sunday morning
are mourning the loss of their dear
ones. Each day the total climbs higher.
"When the returns from the canvass
that is being made in the police de
partment are heard from the aggregate
amount will be delightfully close to
$10,000. This means that it will be
closer to $10,000 than it will be to
$5,000, but there will be quite a little
gap to fill after that.
Itoos Brothers wore the first In tho
$100 division yesterday. Roos Brothers
are downtown business men. as every
one knows, and in the letter they sent
inclosing their check they referred to
the bravery of the two policemen.
A friend of the policemen, a promi
nent man, who preferred not to have
his name mentioned, gave Chief of
Police White $100 yesterday afternoon
and told him to turn It over to The Call.
He had the proper spirit.
"I'm not much on sentiment," he said
to White, "hut 1 tell you, chief, that 1
believe it is the duty of the people of
this city to look after these two women
and their youngsters. "When 1 give this
$100 I do it hoping that many others
will follow suit. There are plenty of
us who will not miss |104 this Christ
mas, and why not give it to the ones
Castor and Fennelly left behing them?"
Several smaller subscription! were
l^ft at the counter in Tho Call office,
and are gratefully acknowledged.
HAVE IMPURE MILK
Complaints Filed by George B.
• Assistant District Attorney George
B. Benham yesterday filed 17 com
plaints against 3 restaurant keepers for
violations of ; the. San Francisco milk
ordinance as follows: " .
J. Hoffman, 0 Taylor street.
M. ■ Br<"u*s. , S Turk street.
C. Sarantodes. 156' Eddy street.
<;. Chanson. 11l OFarrpll street. .
Peter J. Prerolas, 20 Eighth street.
P. V. Moeller. 15 Seventh street. '
J. Vrallchs, 8 Sixth" strppt.
John N'aharln, 20 Sixth streot. '-
• C. MY Nledewald<\ 918 Market street.
(J. Antpro, nt Bin street. • -C*""'
H. Larson, 2.'< First street. - »:
William H. Powers.: 656 Mission street.
Beth'« cafe, a corporation, 0 Ellis street.
' Heidelberg Inn, a corporation, .'.!,"> Ellis street.
J. V. Torenlch, 1370 Market street.
11. L. Doxgen. 07 Market street.
W. Roman, 227 O'Farrell street.
These complaints are the result of
the active crusade of the board of
health for sanitary dairies and a pure
milk supply for the city.
Blow AlmoMt Stunned Him
When lie regained conaefousneM he
discovered what had struck him. It
was his wife's striking idea to dress on
the $1 a week Credit Plan at the '•Cali
fornia,' 1 59 Stockton street, upstairs. •
CLUBS USED AS POINTERS
STRAIGHTEN OUT TRAFFIC
New Squad Assumes Rule of
-San Francisco received Its first im
pression of tlie traffic squad yesterday
when Ueutenant Duncan Matheson,
four mounted policemen and 2.0 patrol
men took positions at 8 o'clock yester
day morning alons Market street from
Sixth down to Sansome. The mounted
officers, under command of Corporal
W. F. Pengelly. were stationed in Mar
k» jt Btreft below Montgomery. The
squad's work was beat brought out
during the rush hours of 4 to 6 o'clock
BOY IS laSBUCO— H. U Mathpws of * 1832 For- :
tieth strict,. l Oakland, ,J has •*; appealed Vto ". the j
local pollce ,' to \ lnstitute? af! «carrli ~\ forj Paul
. Hoclhnm. "a 14 year old l»>v. : 'Hip ■ yotmgutn
"'-. iariif from Lob AnKoles.Monday,on the,steamer
Hannlo! to visit Mat he we, 1; but ha« dlnappeariMl." i
Oakland's Popular Christmas Store= =.
"I <4iHb. r BabyHatsandßonnet^^W ,
l,?£3iySf- t ■ Make Pretty Presents raSf
| t|;|ipt- vs* to 1/2 off /«§§
;t^4'^r^^* —Prices range from 50£ to 6.75 on the pret- j ')I"^^>-'
' ■ , .TT, , . . tiest imaginable styles of hats and bonnets '/ <&cfij^^*
SantaClaus -will be at Hale s to- r^ ■IUiUWp m» +n. a , r A^rc rAA ' V *% ' ■ .^Op^^ '■•■■.■
«_ - ,~ ,o . . for little tots up to o years 01a.
day from 10 to 12 and 2 to 4 J
o'clock. Bring the* children and — A diverse \ assortment of styles, made of silk, velvet, fur or
let them tell him their fondest faille, in white, black or dainty baby colors. Finishings and
Christmas wishes. (Toy De- trimming features, are chiffons, tiny flower buds, plumes, rib
partment, Third Floor.) . bons, rosettes, shirring and streamers.
—Our great doll sale offers every __jst received, a variety of baby celluloid novelties—toilet sets,
kind of a doll, from 5£ to rattles banks, powder boxes, etc. Baby Shop, Basement
, 14.95. ■;-;.■■■.. . -'. •■-.--• •■ .-:- ■ ' - " ■'■- - - _ ■' -• '■' "■ •- -■ : ••■•■•-■■
—Wheel , goods, automobile ~ ..- ■.:"• "■'>^. i . C : I ;'"-r'•'AT- ■ ' ' C 1 •
wagons, coasters,: go-carts, ye- /^Kristmas Girt Sale or Nemo Corsets I
locipedes, etc., in the. basement. B ——— ■' ■ ' '.. —~~ .-_■:■• »t""i ' ' • _
-Christmas Tree booth on sec- V* Now at Hale -— 2.00 Ea., UnderpriCed
. ond floor. ■ •• -— ■' — ; — . ... ■■■.-
Women's and Misses' Caracul fJmß r €sll3lS
Coats; Fine for 11.75 ,v T piA
j|ft^ Illustration shows the style of these handsome car- a J^^^
Jp^k acul coats for winter wear. Sizes in misses' are -Jud^l^-■
•ra^l 18 and 20; for women sizes range to 44. Of good Mm fssi& :-V''§^
'/Jy^fek quality imitation caracul, in black, " with wide r y^F* s!**^ ~*T
gg|PL shawl collars and novelty buttons. Striking Th Little Umbrella
< values for 11.75.
*&BK$-W WITH THE
riir -Neck Sweaters 3.95, . Big J Spread '
\\ jji $91 5.51/, #.50 India Umbrellas arc made of splen
'l 5- WM v * did quality gloria or taffeta. They
m* I; fz9 Hundreds and hundreds of new Ruff-neck sweaters are of ordinary height closed, but
mm arc now on, display on the Second Floor at s!oo!
,^>ffl I Tale's. These are the most popular sweaters of a.50, 4.00 and 5.00.
4! W. lhc Reason: they are warm, comfortable and good For Umbrellas of Ameri
* T*: looking. Your choice of colors—gray, cardinal can taffeta, with strong "paragon
I 7w*->-.--- or white. All have pockets and pearl buttons. frames, well x-made, with, covers,
■-■••> -. - ■"- ■ ' ■'■■■- •..-.■>■■■"■'■■■■ -'- . 1.00 to 5.00 each. .;;./-;•,..
UI 'j gt* mm 1 !• /\ 1 " C m For Men— Good,-strong umbrellas.
Hales Glove or Merchandise Orders—Six Snii«P^^n^o >> <
Times as Acceptable as Any Others „«,,«
Good in six localities. Any Hale store, whether San Francisco. Oak- priced at 50?, 7oC -.1.00;; and
|. land. Sacramento.: Stockton, San Tqse or Los Angeles. Issued for 1.50.
XV any amount and redeemable at any time. L_ '; " ' ~ -— — —I
The Rainy Season Is Near
ilt means Stormy days and nights, but I
with a Bell Telephone in the home J
the discomforts and inconveniences
lof Winter will be lessened. Neces- I
saries can be procured—companion-
I ship is always possible—with the
1 telephone at hand.
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i & TELEGRAPH COMPANY
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1911.
THUGS AND PICKPOCKETS
HAVE THEIR INNINGS
One Victim in Hospital and
Others Mourn Losses
Thomas Redman, Sunset hotel, was
attacked by two men at Montgomery
and Clay streets early yesterday morn
ing and robbed of $20 and a gold watch.
Redman was picked up several hours
later in a semiconscious condition and
taken to the harbor hospital.
William Mortimer, 1200 Golden Gate
avenue, reported to the police that he
was robbed of $500 by pickpockets
while in O'Farrell Ptreet yesterday.
Porch climbers entered the home of
Mrs. Hat tie Horn, 820 Fell street, yes
terday and stole jewelry valued at $321.
Pickpockets robbed E. H. Howe 11.
155 Thirty-seventh avenue, of $232
while riding on a Market street car
SHOTGUN IS USED AS J
MEANS TO END LIFE
Financial Troubles and Poor
Health the Reason
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICO, Dec. 6.—Financial troubles
and ill health are believed to have been
the reasons that prompted John Claus
Suhr to end his life yesterday at the
ranch of his brother in law, B. S. Smith
at Nelson. Suhr attached a string to
the trigger o fa shotgun and discharged
the "weapon after placing the muzzle
against his head. He was killed in
stantly. Suhr was 07 years old and
was born in Germany. He la survived
by a widow and four children.
MAN HELD FOR HOTJBEBREAXIN&—LouIu 0.
■ I,arlni'»t. accused. of tirraklng - into; the homo
of Howard. Bates, I"1" Fell Ftrcet, wan held
to answer, to the* superior court, yesterday . by