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SAN FRANCISCO HAS
\ system c>f coast defenses
that make it the best for
tified city in the world.
VOLUME rxlll.—NO. 65.
SAN MATEO POLICE,
SHOT BY DEPUTY
Armed Madman, Barricaded
in House, Fires on Every
Pedestrian —Several Nar
rowly Escape Death From
Bullets Before Missile
Drops Him and Officers
Rush His Stronghold
HALF HOUR FIGHT
Cement Worker, Suddenly
Insane, Is Believed Dying
From Wound — Authori
ties Fire to Kill When
Strategy Fails to Induce
Lunatic to Drop Weapon
(Spuria! Dispatch to The Cain
SAX MATEO, Feb. 2..—Plentifully
supplied with arms and ammunition,
Marco Angjehmk, a cement worker,
barricaded himself in his room over
the Palm restaurant opposite the
Southern Pacific station shortly after
noon today and fired a fusilade of shots
at pedestrians in Main and B streets.
He then fought a half hour battle with
Chief of Police Boland and the entire
San Mateo police force before he was
finally shot down by Deputy Sheriff
The bullet passed through the left
side of the body near the heart and
he now lies on a cot in the Red Cross
hospital in a dying condition.
The battle between the police and the
madman was "witnessed by hundreds
of men and women, who were attracted
to the scene by the shots. Strategy
was used to dislodge Angjehmk, but
when all attempts failed, the officers
melded to resort to extreme measures.
DBPITY SHOOTS MANIAC
Half a dozen policemen and citizens i
wafted with guns ti atned on the front !
and rear entrances to the building, j
Finally Deputy Sheriff Owen, hidden j
In an adjoining building , , saw j
Angjehmk standing inside a. second
etory doorway. The first bullet from
the deputy's rifle dropped the desperado
in his tracks.
Ang-Jehmk must have gone insane
suddenly. The first intimation of
trouble came when L. 11. Reading, the
Rugby referee and expert accountant,
who was working on the books of a
perfumery concern next door, heard a
bullet whizz by his head and imbed
Itself in the wall. Thinking that - a
stray bullet had accidentally come his
way, Reading looked out of a back
window and saw the Slavonian stand
ing in the upstairs doorway of the
rooming house, a revolver in his right
Reading called to Angjehmk and the
latter replied with another shot. Read-
Ing rushed into Main street and hur
ried to the headquarters of Chief of
Police Boland near by.
FIRKS AT EVERY PEDESTRIAX
Meantime, the reports of the revol
ver phots had been heard in the
streets and a crowd began to collect, j
From his point of vantage Angjehmk
fired at every pedestrian fho came into
view. Thomas Morris, an expressman, i
Clyde Bradford and "Tex" Taylor, a j
bootblack, ventured into the line of I
fire and each became a target for the I
Slavonian's aim. One bullet clipped
the sleeve of Taylor's coat.
Accompanied by Officer Tleilly, Chief!
lioland crept along the side of the
building fronting in Main Street m<l
gained entrance to the restaurant be-1
;.eath Angjehmk's fort.
Standing at the foot of the stairway,
they called upon him to surrender, but
their commands were answered by two
shots—one bullet fired through the
floor and the other aimed at Reilly from
the top of the stairway. Further calls
were answered by more bullets and the
officers retired to the street.
TinXS WEAPOX ON B STREKT
After firing several more shots into
Main street, Angjehmk went to the
rear of the building and began fir
ing at pedestrians in B street on the
opposite side of the block. It was
then tfrkt the police decided to shoot
the man at first sight. Several times
he appeared at an open doorway at the
rear of the building, but, after firing,
he would spring back.
Deputy Sheriff Owen took a position
at a window in the rear of a billiard
hall and waited for the reappearance
of Angjehmk. 50 feet away.
At last the officer saw the madman
appear for an instant at the doorway
and t&en drop back into shelter. Tak
ing careful aim at the wall behind
Which Angjehmk had disappeared.
Owen fired. The insane man fell into
plain view in the open doorway. "With
their weapons in readiness the officers
rushed forward, but found the man
MAKES DY3VQ STATEMENT
An automobile was summoned and
Angjehmk was taken to the Red Cross
■•pital, where an examination by Dr.
l>. Morrison showed the bullet had
penetrated the left lung below the
heart and had emerged from the back.
Continued on Pace 2, Column 2
"The People's Newspaper"
BY PARCEL POST
Girl Students at Northwestern
Find it Cheaper to Send
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
CHICAGO, Feb. 2.—Laundresses in
the neighborhood of the Xorthwe§|ern
university are anffry because Miss
Lydla Ilemmer, a student, for economy
has sent her laundry home each week
since the Christmas vacation by parcel
post. Her home Iβ at Terra Haute, Ind.
She found she could pay postage on
her suitcase filled with laundry and have
her washing done at home and returned
cheaper than the price asked by the
local laundresses, j
She told her scheme to many of her
friend*. As a result much of the chief
business done through the parcel post
at Evanston is laundry bundles sent by
PIGEON FLIES FROM
LINER IN MIDOCEAN
Brines Menage Asking Hutel Man-
agement to Forward Furs; Reply
Made by Wireless
NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—Bearing a note
from a passenger on the Prina Fried
rich WSlhelm, now in mldocean on the
way to Bremen, a carrier pigeon
dropped exhausted on the roof of a
big uptown hotel late today.
The message was from A. Schubach
of Seattle, Wash., operator of steam
ships in the Alaskan trade, who In
formed the hotel management that
Mrs. Schubach had left two valuable
sable skins in her suite at the hotel
before she started for Europe last
The hotel management replied to
Mr. Schubach by wireless that the
pigeon had arrived safely.
FILICIDE SUSPECTS HELD
Two Women Must Stand Trial for
EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Feb. 2.—A
coroner's jury held tonight for the
grand jury Mrs. Pearl Bell Stebbins and
Mrs. Nell Carpenter, mothers of two
boys who were found dead of gas as
phyxiation in the same bed this morn
ing. It was testified at the coroner's
Inquest that Mrs. Stebbins was seen to
enter the house in which the boys were
sleeping late last nigfit and that an
other woman and a man waited for her
outside the house.
MRS. BECKER'S BABY DIES
Infant Succumbs From General Weak-
ness After One Day o< Life
NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—A daughter
born yesterday to Mrs. Charles Becker,
wife of the former police lieutenant,
•who is in the, deathhouse in Sing Sing ,
awaiting execution for the murder of
Herman Rosenthal, a gambler, died to
day. Physicians had held out little
hope of preserving the life of the In
fant owing to its condition of general
MARY "BOUNCES" 11 MEN
Single Handed She Throws Garment
Strikers Down Three Stairways
(Sp*""la! Dispatch to Tbe C*U)
NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—Mary Vassa
lotti eingle handed threw 11 striking
men garment workers down three
flights of stairs today and chased them
panic stricken into the street. Her ire
at the threats to her friend, Mary
Ognibene, who lives across the hall,
prompted the bouts.
CORK LEG SQUEAK NETS 2
IlllnolH Suspect Believed Son of St.
Louis -Millionaire Rag Picker"
G ALEX A. 111., Feb. 2.—Because of the
squeaking of a cork leg two bandits
were captured here today. One of the
men arrested is supposed to be a son
of the late Jeremiah Hoynahan of St.
Louis, the "millionaire rag picker,"
who left his son $60,000 two years ago.
!Hi 3 companion had a false leg.
DANCE FOR MISS PATTON
San Francisco Girl Honor. Guest at
Washington, D. C, Affair
(Sped*! Dispatch to Tbe Call)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.—Lieutenant
George S. Patton Jr., U. S. A., and Mrs.
Patton entertained at a large dinner
last night at the Chevy Chase
club, complimentary to the former's
sister, Miss Patton of San Francisco,
who is their house guest.
HEALTH PATROL ON FARM
Water Company Employee Work Under
Woodland Quarantine Guard
(Special Dteostcfc to The Call)
WOODLAND, Feb. 2.—Sixty employes
!of the Yolo Water and Power company
are working on the A. C. Stevens place,
I five miles west of Woodland, under
! quarantine. T. Harrington, an <»m
--| ploye, was stricken with smallpox and
i sent to the pesthouse. Today Sheriff
I Monroe and Dr. W. J. Blevins placed
!guards around the Stevens ranch.
TEN KILLED BY EXPLOSION
Entire Family Wiped Out and Score*
HAVANA, Feb. 2. —An explosion in a
hardware store at Clenfuegos yesterday
resulted in the death of 10 persons, In
cluding the proprietor and his wife and
their two children. Scores were In
jured. A large quantity of blasting
powder was kept for sale at the store.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
MUST FIRE FIRST
SIT, SAY TURKS
Sublime Porte Issues In
structions Calculated to
ISLAM'S ENVOYS TO
REMAIN IN LONDON
Not Until Hostilities Begin
Will Plenipotentiaries Be
Allowed to Leave
LOXDOS, Feb. 3.—An uncensored die
patch from Constantinople to the Daily
Mall ears a member of the late Turk
ish cabinet declared that Adrlanople
could hold out only a few days unless
the garrison ate horse* and ting*.
Fighting between Young Turk, nup
portem and adherents of the late
Xnzlm Pasha, the dispatch add*, ha*
continued at Tehatalja for several
LONDON, Feb. 2.—The porte has or
dered the Turkish plenipotentiaries not
to leave London until hostilities are
resumed, and has instructed the army
to await the attack before firing a
Thus, the Ottomans, with the excep
tion of the Montenegrins, the only
delegates left in London, remarked
today that nobody could accuse
them of not having done all humanly
possible to come to terms. Animated
by a humanitarian spirit, they added,
Turkey wished to avoid useless carnage
and wished also to show deference to
the advice of the powers, although
Europe had been unfair toward Tur
COMPLIMENT FOIt AMERICANS
Doctor Daneff, head of the Bulgarian
delegation, before leaving London, re
called what he had said in his first
statements on arriving in London that
the Balkan peoples, who had adapted
the /Monroe doctrine to their penin
sula, aspired to- become the Americans
of Europe. They had inaugurated a
policy of sincerity and straightfor
wardness, as was proved by their frank
conduct in the peace conference, where
they demanded from the first exactly
what they intended to take.
The Balkan representatives, he said,
would not have waited to their own
disadvantage before resuming hostil
ities but for the genuine regard which
the Balkan kingdoms held for the pow
ers. He again rejected the idea that
even a small fraction of Adrianople
should be retained by Turkey.
WILL BECOME THEIR FRIEND
Doctor Daneff concluded by saying:
"Turkey should have understood that
she must abandon Europe entirely, her
permanence there being opposed not
only by the allies, but by the powers
themselves, as shown by their collect
ive note. Turkey has refused to quit
peacefully, but will be forced to do so
by another war, after which, fully
realizing tho strength of the Balkan
states, she will become their friend."
Osman Nizami Pasha of the Turkish
delegation ridiculed the assertion that
the allies would bo able to storm Adri-
Continued on Page 2. Column 7
FOUR MASTED SCHOONER
SUNK BY ATLANTIC LINER
Am a Itc-niiit of tin- ColliMlon Hamburg-
American Steamer Prlnai Oskar
Returns to Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 2.—As a re
fult of a collision early today beyond
the Delaware breakwater the four
masted schooner City of Georgetown
is at the bottom of the sea, while the
Hamburg-American liner Prinz Oskar,
which sailed from here yesterday for
Hamburg, was forced to return with a
large hole stove in her port bow. The
captain and crew of the schooner were
rescued by the Prinz Oskar.
The 75 passengers on the liner were
aroused from their berths when the
vessels crashed together and many
rushed on deck clad only in their night
When the steamer returned here she
was listing to starboard. Two anchors
and part of the forward rigging were
wedged in the hole caused by the
HAZERS HURL RED PEPPER
KiiDiai School Lad Blinded In Upper
IOL.A, Kan., Feb. 2.—Elmer Loomis,
an lola high school freshman, will suf
fer permanent injury and probably lose
his sight as a result of hazing, ac
cording to physicians today. Loomis
and two companions were seized by a
party of upper classmen and red pepper
was thrown into their eyes.
FIRE CHIEF'S HOME BURNS
Aged Mother of Department Head Die*
From Injttrle* .
WASHINGTON. Pa., Feb. 2.—Answer
ing an alarm of fire today, Fire Chief
Patrick Curran found his own home in
flames. Rushing Into the house, Chief
Curran stumbled over the body of hie
mother, 84 years .old, and carried her
Ito the street. Shtf died two hours later.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1913.
FOUR DEAD, ONE DYING AND TEN INJURED IN
FIRE WHICH DESTROYS APARTMENT HOUSES
IN SACRAMENTO AT EARLY MORNING HOUR
Ruins of the Sacramento apartment houses that were destroyed b}} fire pes
terda\) morning, resulting in the death of four persons. The lower picture is of
the St. Nicholas apartment house, one of those burned.
FIVE YEAR OLD TURNS
LEVER AND HAS WILD JOY
RIDE IN HOTEL LOBBY
Auto Salesman Would Show
How Machine Works—
and Is Shown
(SpoHnl Pispntch to The Call)
CHICAGO, Feb. 2.—Miss Marie Lamb,
5 years old, of Denver, Colo., crowded
into 21 seconds in the lobby of the
Sherman hotel late last night more ex
citement than had been scattered over
all the rest of her life.
An automobile salesman had two
electrics on display in the lobby. One
was charged, ready for action. To show
how easily it worked, the agent turned
on the battery. Marie, who was inside
the car, playfully pushed the lever over
and the machine started to move
through the crowd.
Ten feet away was a statue—"Moth
er and Child." It was swept from the
pedestal to the floor and shattered into
a thousand pieces.
The pedestal held, however, and the
machine, "slewing" around, knocked a
tail light off a gasoline exhibit nearby
Then the agent reached the fettered
electric charge and the excitement was
Then "mamma" appeared. She is Mrs,
Mary J. Lamb of Denver. Amid a burst
of tears Miss Marie was marched off to
"An Independent Newspaper" \
PACKAGE OPENED BY
BOMB THAT KILLS HER
Husband and Boarder In
jured by Infernal Machine
Found in Hall of Home
NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—Mrs. Magdelin
Ilerredo was instantly killed tonight
when she opened a package containing
a bomb that her husband, Bernardo
Herredo, found in the hall of their
apartment in the Bronx.
Herredo, who is a Cuban, and Sarah
Fughtmann, a boarder, also a Cuban,
were badly Injured by the explosion.
At the hospital where they were taken
Miss Fughtmann's condition was said
to be dangeroua.
Ilerredo found the bomb, and believ
ing- it was a package some one had left
for his wife took it to her. She was
removing the wrapper when the ex
Almost everything in the room was
shattered by the force of the explosion.
At the hospital Herredo said that he
had never received a threatening let
ter and that he had no enemies, so far
as lie knew. He said that he believed
the bomb had been intended for some
Deputy Police Commissioner Dough
erty, in company with Inspector Fau
rot of the photograph and finger print
bureau, went to the apartment of
Herredo and began an investigation.
Shortly afterward Herredo was made
a prisoner and taken to the Man-
Continued on Pace 3, Column S
MEATHFn KORK( AST:
Incrgawing oloucliuems rain by night; hrl«k SA> .
IMVKR GARDEN FARMS.
tO. 20. 40*A('KK FARMS.
14.000 Af-rrs of Kivfr B«>tt<-iu Land.
The richest kind of sidlmont l.iiid. *hmn th<»
Sucramentc rivor: not overflowing lniid: i« raising
FOR CONTINrAT!O>s OF THIO AIWEFITISE
MENT SEE CLASBIFIEP PAOBS.
TWO WOMEN DIE
IN A NEW YORK
FILM SHOW PANIC
Boy's Cry of "Fire ,, When
Reel Explodes Starts a
Rush in Which Many
NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—A boy's cry of
"fire" and the smoke from an exploded
reel of a motion picture machine in an
East Side theater tonight resulted in
a panic among the audience of 4,000
persons and a rush for the exits in
which two women were killed and
eleven others so badly injured that
they had to be sent to hospitals.
The panic occurred in one of the
most densely populated sections of the
East Side and the thousands who
poured into East Houston street in
front of the theater and rushed to the
doors added to the confusion and to
the number of injured.
The two women, who were not iden
tified, were trampled to death in the
crush of the crowd to reach the doors.
The operator of the machine soon ex
tinguished the burning film and the
flames did not spread beyond the fire
proof cage in which he worked.
With the exception of one rear exit
door, the only means of escape was
through the main vestibule and it was
here in a narrow space that most of
the injured were found.
Steep steps lead from the sidewalk
Ito the theater entrance and down these
hundreds fell while those behind piled
on top. It was more than an hour be
fore It was known definitely that only
two had met death.
In the panic clothes were torn from
their wearers, and the police gathered
up a great pile of hats, coats, shoes,
eye glasses and even pocket books. A
few rings and watches were among
the salvage taken to a police station
Fire Commissioner Johnson declared
there were 800 similar places in Great
er New York where conditions are
equally perilous. Hβ said that the
owners had complied with the ordi
GIRL BELIEVED POISONED
Coroner Investigates* Death of Fresno
County Rancher's Daughter
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
FRESNO, Feb. 2.—Following convul
sions for two days, the 6 year old
daughter of Hagent Kradjian, a Fresno
county rancher, died at the family home
here tonight without regaining con
sciousness. Physicians who attended
the child said that she had been poi
soned. Coroner W. A. Bean is inves
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Explosion of Fumes of Oil
Escaping From Defective
Burner in Basement Starts
Conflagration That Quick
ly Envelopes St. Nicholas
While Some Guests Are at
Breakfast and Dancers
of Night Before Are
Still in Their Rooms
Domestics Run Through
Blazing Halls, Awakening
Every One and Assisting
Those Overcome by the
Smoke — While Father
Burns to Death, Albert
Fehr Jr., Fireman, Plays
Hose on Spot Where His
Parent's Body Is Found
Four Dead and One Dying
Many Injured in Jumping
MISS XORA LAWREXCE, 47
yean old, clerk for Wella Fargro
F,xprf»» company; body found In
ALBERT FEHR, en year* old,
pensioned Southern Pacific ma
chinist; body found in ruins.
W. J. DU\X, 30 year* old, local
manager of Underwood Type
MRS. THOMAS, a none, recent
ly from the east.
HAROLD PROTZMA-JI, en
urraver? back broken, Internal In
R. K. CA.WELL, clerk state flsh
and same comraliriont bade
wrenched, handa and feet burned.
MISS CLARA MORRISSEY,
school teacher) back atralned,
handa and feet burned.
WAYNE SCHWAB, partner of
Schwab «fr Keya, nato tire firms
both lesrs broken.
WALTER E. FEHR, machinist,
ion of dead man; back seriously
CHARLES E. COX, minute
clerk In atate aasemblyj back
hurt, handa burned.
E. A. BENDER, draftaman
Xatomaa Consolidatedt aeverely
MR. AND MRS. GEORGE
SWAINE, lnatrnctora In Weaton
lan college; llmba wrenched.
THOMAS L. DRIVER, glazier;
band cruahed In saving: life of
Dnnn, ttlio la dead, and "Prot*
man, who la dylnsr, Jumped from
the nlndowi, an did also Charles
I\ Cox, minute clerk of the atate
assembly; R. E. Cannell, clerk of
the state fish and frame conunla
alon, and many othera.
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 2.—Four
persons are known to be dead, an
other is dying, ten are in hospitals
suffering from burns or broken bones,
and the search for bodies continues
tonight in the ruins of the St. Nich
olas apartment house, which went up
in flames while some of the guests
were at breakfast this morning, and
others, who had attended a dance in
the parlors of the hotel last night,
were still in their rooms.
An explosion of fumes of oil which
had escaped from a defective burner
in the ba-ement started the fire,
which quickly enveloped the building.
That nearly all of the 80 persons oc
cupying rooms in the house were not
burned to death was due to the heroic
work of Miss Frances Reddlck and
Miss Mary Courtwright, waitresses,
who ran through the burning halls
awakening every ,one and assisting
those who were overcome by smoke.
After dragging Einer Sorenson, who
had collapsed within a few feet of the
front entrance, to safety, Miss Ited
dlck rushed back Into the burning
building, aiding and directing those
who had become confused. She was
herself rescued by a fireman when she
Mary Cartwright saved the little son
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Driver^ , by
snatching him from his mother's arms.
Mrs. Driver barely escaped with her
SAVES LIFE OF TEACHER
Driver saved the life of Miss Clara
Morrlssey, a teacher, when she jumped
from a window, his left hand being
Walter Fehr jumped and suffered
serious Injuries, but his father disap
peared from the window. His b*>dy