WILL ADD STORY
FOR CLUB NEEDS
Fifteenth Floor on Mer
chants' Exchange Build
ing for Commercial
ROOF GARDEN PLAN
Contemplated Expansion Is
Announced at Thanks
To accommodate the increasing
membership of the San Francisco Com
mercial club another story is to be
added to the 14 story Merchants' Ex
change building, 431 California street.
This floor will be irs-ed as a banquet
hall and is to be built on roof garden
The club's plan for expanding became
known yesterday at the annual
Thanksgiving luncheon, at wftich more
than 500 business and professional men
were present. The regular dining
room was crowded shortly after noon,
and this fact called forth the an
nouncement that a banquet hall to
cover the top of the building would
shelter the next Thanksgiving feast.
The centers of the tables were heaped
•with crysanthemums and California
holly berries, but it wasnt' long before
the flowers were crowded out of place
by heaped up plates of California tur
key a la Tyson, squabs, Virginia hams.
oysters, plum puddings—but it would
take less space to print a list of "those
present" than reproduce a complete
During the luncheon Alexander Rus
sell, a member of the committee in
charge, despite the prevailing infor
mality, found time to tell of another
of the club's good times which lias
been arranged for December 6, 7 and 3.
A special trainload of 100 members wil;
go to Oroville to attend the counties
convention of the California Develop
ment board and the Oroville orange
and olive exposition. The party will
go on the Western Pacific.
The following verses, written for the
occasion by Rollin C. Ayres, were
(Air: Stein Song. "Old Heidelberg," from ''The
Prince of Pilsen")
Here's to thr city of the wost—
Here's to her cherished name—
Here's to thr- city that we love tx-st —
Here's to her world wide fame-—
Here's to her nineteen-flfteen fair —
All nation.*' flags unfurled—
Nothing in history can compare
With "the citj- lored 'round the world "
O ritv b.T the Golden gate.
Thy grreatness shall endnre.
We praise thy name, admire thy fame.
Thy destiny is sure.
Built up again by stalwart men.
The sons of pioneers,
O San Francisco, thou wilt prow
Through all the coming years.
O San Francisco, thou wilt grow-
Through «U the coming years.
The New Call is for San Francisco
and California — independent in all
WHEN FACING JUDGE
rieads With Detectives For Revolver
So He Can Send Ballet
Made desperate by the links of evi
dence secured against him, Fred Reitz
ski, alias the "Mormon Kid," pleaded
with Detective Joseph Redmond yes
terday for the officer's revolver so he
could send a bullet into his brain and
defeat the ends of justice.
Reitzski, the police say, has con
fessed that the 3tory told by Bessie
'"arlson, 21 years old, a white slave
victim, is true. He appeared before
Police Judge Deasy yesterday. The
testimony of the girl was heard. She
repeated her statement that she had
given Reitzski more than $15,000 of
her earnings in the last four years.
Deasy fixed bonds in the sum of
$10,000. The case was continued until
A jury sitting in Judge Trabucco's
court yesterday afternoon returned a
verdict of guilty against Orin C. Schtl
laday. charged with placing his wife,
Kdith, in a disorderly house in Mason
street. Sentence will be- pronounced
NELSON TRIAL NEARS END
Evidence Completed ARainst Man
Charged With Aiding; Murder
WEAVERVIL.LE, Nov. 26.—The tak
ing of evidence in the trial of John
Nelson in the superior court here, on
a charge of aiding in the murder of
Peter Roberts, was completed today,
and it is believed the case will go to
the Jury tomorrow noon, after the
closing argument by the district at
Three character witnesses from
Eureka, wheYe Nelson lives, testified
in the defendant's behalf at the morn
ing , session.
The afternoon session was taken up
OVER PUBLIC PLACES
( kiirohcn. Theater* and I-odgre Quartern
Ordered Closed for Two Week*
During Smallpox Epidemic
REDDING. Nov. 26.—0n account of
the epidemic of smallpox here the city
board of health ordered a!! moving
picture houses, theaters, churches and
lodges closed for two weeks.
The public schools were closed yes
terday. During the quarantine no pub
lic gatherings of any nature will be
One new case was reported. Fortu
nately the disease is reported to be of
an unusually mild type.
2 IN PORTLAND VICE NET
Several More Indictment* Expected
PORTLAND, Nov. 26.—Ernest Engle,
an employe in a physician's office and
Cyrus G. Est, a postofflce employe, were
arrester today in connection with the
vice clique alleged to exist in this city.
The grand jury, which has been en
gaged in hearing the evidence, is ex
fpected to return many indictments
W. J. EVA A TRUSTEE—San MetPo, Nor. 26.—
William J. Era has been elected by the city
tnistws to fill the vacancy on the hoard of
■■»•* eatiKffj by tin* resignation of I). H.
'ainpbfll. who has uiovfd to BerkelP.V- Trus
ire .T. J. O'Brlfn. niio hafl niovi><l to Sunn.rrnl«,
said that he would resign at ttie next meeting.
NATURE'S STAGE FOR FETE
Thanksgiving Dances on the Green
Outdoor Park Event to
Be Pictured for
The building of the grandstands in
Duboce park for the big celebration
Thanksgiving afternoon and evening
was started yesterday by a small army
of carpenters. There are to be four
stands, one for the 500 school children
who w!3] sing the choruses of the na
tional songs, another for the band of
50 pieces, another for the singers,
vaudeville performers and speakers,
and a fourth for the moving picture
machines, photographers and members
of the press. All will he payly deco
rated with evergreens, flags and bunt
This proposed open air celebration
has attracted the attention of the mov
ing picture companies, three of which
applied for space on the stand to com
mand a view of the entire park, as well
as a cJose picture of the- ceremonies
and the great children's chorus.
ADVERTISKMEXT POtt STATE
The moving picture men believe the
films of this unique celebration wfli be
an advertisement for sunny California
second only to the flashlight pictures
of Tetrazzini made Christmas eve in
Harry I. Mulcrevy, county clerk, who
is president of the .Duboce Park aad
Street Improvement club, ,is
in active charge of the affair and is
determined that it will be an event
unique in the history of San Francisco
His lieutenants are as enthusiastic
as he is in carrying out the arrange
ments and a program which will con
tain several surprise's is promised.
DA\Cl\<; O\ THE GREE\
One of the features-that will prove
attractive to the moving picture man
as wrll as to the visitors will be the
dancing on the green to the accom
paniment of the Municipal band. Miss
Marie A. Rose (Rose of California),
MERCER CAR LEADER
IN RACING HONORS
Trenton Product Finished in Money Sixty-five
Times Out of Eighty Starts
LEON J. PINKSON
Now that the automobile racing: sea
son for 1912 is practically ended in
America, interest naturally centers in
the showing made by the various cars
and drivers. A resume of the work
done by the different machines that
competed in over 125 contests during ,
the year was recently published by the
Automobile Journal, and according to
these figures the Mercer heads the list
with the greatest number of victories.
Bob Burman takes the first place
among the drivers.
Summed up, the history of the 1912
racing season shows that the Mercer
was a starter in 80 contests, finished
first in 25, second in 22 and third in 18.
It took part in nearly every meet of
the year and competed with cars of
twice its piston displacement. It fin
ished in third place in the longest race
of the year, the 500 mile Indianapolis
speedway contest, and set new. world's
dirt track records from 75 miles to 200
Next to the Mercer on the list is the
Case, with 50 starts, 13 firsts, 20 sec
onds and 10 thirds. The Benz comes in
third with 43 starts, 19 firsts, 12 sec
onds and 7 thirds. The National is
fourth with 41 starts, 12 firsts, 6 sec
onds and 8 thirds. This position is the
same that the Mercer held in 1911,
when the National headed the list. Thf:
Stutz holds fifth place with 37 starts,
10 firsts, 10 seconds and 7 thirds.
In the list of drivers Burraan won 33 |
firsts out of 43 starts and finished sec
ond 8 times. Disbrow holds second
place, with 28 starts, 17 firsts, 3 seconds
and 4 thirds. J. Nikrent is third, hav
ing started 23 times, finished first 8
times, second 12 and third 3 times.
Rene J. Marx, general manager of
the Simplex-Mercer Pacific coast
agency, in speaking of the showing
made by the Mercer, says: "A remark
able feature of the Mercer's perform
ances was that the factory entered all
the events with -comparatively stock
cars, there being only in a few in
stances a slight difference in the pis
ton displacement of their entry as
compared with their stock models, and
in many races their cars were privately
owned machines, driven by the owners.
"The company does not race its cars I
simply to show speed, but because of
the recognized principle that speed
means power, that is, power for any
hill or any road that may be encoun
tered. It is an erroneous impression
that some people have that a car which
wins races is simply a speedy car. The
speed is merely an Indication >of the
power in the car which every automo
bile user demands and appreciates. He
does not have to use this speed as
such, but he is obliged to have power
for difficult touring and the proof of
speed is the best evidence of the ex
istence of power. It is in this sense
that we desire the car to be known as
a speedy car, but it Is so constructed
that you can travel as slowly as you
* # *
Oldimobile Company Official Visiting ,
NEWBftO'S KERPICIDE AIDS NATUREAND
KEEPS THE SCfILPGLEANFROM DANDRUFF
Reasonable care and effort are all use of the First and Original Dandruff
that are required to enable almost any Germ Destroyer. Herpicide slops Itch
woman to have pood hair. When the in * of the scalp. It has att exquisite
hair falls out and is stringy, uneven, ° 2?" *»*•*.
dry, brittle and .enenUl,
condition is nearly always due to dan- .ending ten cents in postage or silver
drull and the germ to The Herp , clde
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will grow natur- f~\ f7*> M [T\ A YoUf dea ' ,er s *"»
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like accumulation $100, and guaran
be removed up«caewaU«ir wmm wju win i«iUJEr«mtncas tees satisfactory re
and .the dandruff sults or mQney fe _
germ destroyed. That is what New- J funded. Insist upon having genuine
bro's Herpicide does. It is an aid Herpicide and not some '"off brand"
to nature. Herpicide keeps the scalp said to be "just as good" preparation
clean, adds a softness and luster to the There is only one excuse for the "off
hair which indicatee health. It not brand," it pays the dealer a larger
only prevents the hair from falling out profit. It costs you Just as much as
but causes it to become one of woman's the real art i c le. Why take chances?
"Bel'umff'hiSVr'-and lots of it may be ? P ,icatlon « obtained at
the reward of every woman willing to the better barber shops and hair dress- ;
devote a little personal effort to the ing parlors. . I
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27. 1912.
Miss Marie A. Rose, California
singer, who postponed European trip to
iafye part in Thanksgiving fete.
■who had intended leaving , for Europe
to finish hed studies for the*errand opera
stage, agreed to remain for this unique
festival, and her clear soprano voice
will be heard in the national airs to
which the scllool children will sing the
Father Joseph McQuaide, Harry I.
Mulcrevy, Supervisor J. Emmet Hay
den and George E. Gallagher will make
short appropriate addresses.
City—Oliver C. Hutchinson, general
manager and vice president of the
Olds Motor works of Lansing, Mich.,
is at present visiting Manager J. H.
Eagal of the Oldsmobile Company of
California. The Olds factory man is
here arranging for the 1913 business.
Discussing conditions in the automo
bile trade Hutchinson says:
"Never in the history of the industry
has the future of the Oldsmobile been
so auspiciously indicative of a wonder
ful season of business. Before we have
had an opportunity to give our new
series more than passing publicity it
seems the news of our new features
and refinements has traveled by some
"underground" route from one section
of the country to the other. Inquiries
have literally poured hi, and every
one wants to know if it is really true
that we have made a six cylinder car
with Delco self starting, lighting and
Ignition system and if our springs
are actually 60 inches long and the
upholstery over 12 ihches deep. In
fact, the features which are Installed
onthe Oldsmobile "Six" represent every
irifprovement of worth, and we have
endeavored to make the car f?r this
season so entirely complete that we
can safely say that not one.item which
makes for comfort and stability has
"We-have-been pioneers in* the man
ufacture of sixes, and have ever known
that some day the six would come to
its own. but we did not predict an
avalanche of sixes, as is now the.case.
Every automobile manufacturer in
Michigan is clamoring to get into the
six cylinder field."
# * *
Intercity Race Pathfinder Doe Today.
The big Fiat car that is be
ing driven by Teddy Tetzlaff from Lios
Angeles to San Francisco pathflnding
and exciting interest in the proposed
Los Angeles-San Francisco road race
is due in this city today. The valley
towns visited have shown much in
terest in the project and present in
dications are that the race will cer
tainly be held. After staying in San
Francisco a day or two, the pathfinder
will return south by way of the coast
* * *
White Trucks for Eipren* Work—
Realizing the advantages of the auto
truck over the horse driven vehicles
the Wells Fargo Express company has
put into service in San Francisco the
first motor driven wagon it has ever
owned. The truck is a 1% ton White
and was one of three purchased
by the company from C. A. Haw
kins, manager of the White company's
local branch. The other two trucks
are now having special bodies built
for them and will be put in service
within a short time. The company at
present operatee over 100 horse drawn,
vehicles in San Francisco and It is the
intention of the corporation to replace
these teams with motor trucks.
* # *
Jeffries Join* Leavttt Forces —P. B.
Jeffries, well known in automobile
circles and for some time past con
nected with the retail sales of the
Reo car, has now joined the J. W.
Leavltt- & Co.'g forces, and is
a member of the firm handling Over
BURGLARS RIFLE CASES
OF $2,300 LACE TOGS
Irish Needlework Shop Is
Looted by Fastidiously
The Irish Crochet and Lace house,
482 Sutter street, was robbed yesterday j
morning by thieves who overlooked
nothing in their search for costly lace
and stole articles worth $2,300, accord
ing to a report to the police by Shin
nosuke Endo, the proprietor.
The contents of four glass show cases
were taken. Endo says crochet collars,
a hand made white silk lace dress and
a white silk lace coat were the prin
cipal items stolen. The cash register
was robbed of $85.
Detective Harrison found two suit
cases, the property of Endo, in a vacant
lot adjoining the lace house. The suit
cases were empty.
An assortment of knives worth $60
were stolen early yesterday morning
from the Owl Drug company's store,
778 Market street. The burglars ef
fected an entrance by breaking the
lock on the front door.
Mrs. J. B. Ferris, 1012 Fillmore i
street, reported that a thief stole a
pair of diamond earrings worth $150
from her apartment.
James M. Welch, 993 Mission street, i
says a woman stole his purse, contain- ■
ing $275, while slumming in the cafes.
Louis Scaroni, 118 Texas street, com
plained that burglars stole $35 in gold !
from his room.
Neil Roberts, 143 Missouri atreet, i
says burglars entered his room and
stole $3.50. ,
While walking home, A. M., Samuel
son, 765 Sanchez street, was stopped by
two highwaymen, who commanded him
to give them his money. Samuelson
cried for help and ran. The holdup
men disappeared into Mission park.
Three stylishly dressed young women
stole two hats and a black fur in New
man & Lievinson's store, O'Farrell and
Stockton streets, yesterday afternoon.
San Francisco has an independent
paper—The Call. I
For A Jolly Christmas
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WIFE AWARDED DIVORCE
AFTER TRAGIC STABBING
Mrs. Bocarde Freed From
Husband Who As
'The fears entertained by Mrs, Jessie
Bocarde that Matthew Bocarde, brother
of the late Supervisor-elect, J. fc.
Bocarde, might attack and kilt her, ■
were partially allayed yesterday by
Judge J. J. Van Nostrand, who granted
the wife an interlocutory decree of di
♦Mrs. Bocarde testified that October
25 her husband stabbed her In the neck
eight times and cut her h&nds when
she attempted to defend herself. Later
he cut hie own throat, but was saved
from death to become defendant In the
divorce suit. •
The couple married in Redwood City,
June 20, 1911. Mrs. Elizabeth Banks,
of 931 Valencia street, who lived
above the Bocardes, was the corrobor
The following , were granted inter
locutory decrees of divorce:
By Judge Van Nostrand: Minnie E.
from Walter R. Sanner, desertion;
Nellie from Joseph F. Haley, desertion.
By Judge Graham: Elizabeth J.
from Frank R, Perry, desertion; Lettie
E. from D. F. Carnes, cruelty.
By Judge Hunt: Ruth from Frank
L. Southaek, failure to provide; Alice
from Ernest Seymer, cruelty.
By Judge Sturtevant: Agnes from
Hans Halversen, cruelty.
The following complaints were filed:
Annie against Forrest J. Vander
leith, desertion; Nelima M. against
Charles W. Smith, failure to provide;
Mary against John G. Bolden, deser
tion; Mat tie against James White,
cruelty; Adolf against Olga Kerger,
Orovllle Orange and Olive Show
Visit Oroville's big exposition, De
cember 3 to 7, and see where Cali
fornia's earliest oranges and finest
olives grow.. San Francisco day, Satur
day, December 7. Special rates on all
From San Francisco
Los Angeles $18.70
Santa Barbara 14.55
San Jose 1.70
Correspondingly Reduced Rates
Between Ail Stations in California
SALE I When one-way rate is over $10, Nov. 26-27.
DATES ) When one-way rate is $10 or less, Nov. 27-28.
Return Limit December 2.
SAN FRANCISCO: Flood Building, Palace Hotel. Ferry Station. Phone Kearny 3100.
Third and Towneend Street. Phone Rearoy ISO.
OAKLAND: Thirteenth and Broadway. Phone Oakland 162.
Sixteenth Street Station. Phone Oakland 1468.
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