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ITS ENGINEER TO
DRAW UP PLANS
First Steps For Construction
of Bay Shore Line
Taken by State
TO MAKE REPORT
Daniel Ryan Instructed to
Investigate Legal Status
of Proposed Road
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of the Belt railroad along the same
so as to connect the proposed tunnel
under Port Mason, provided for In
pending legislation at the present ses
sion of the state legislature.
The following resolution outlines the
share of the system that the harbor
commission has agreed to take care of:
Resolved, that the board, in com
mittee of the whole, prepare a pre
liminary report and plan and submit
the same to the mayor and board of
supervisors of the city and county of
San Francisco and to the Panama-
Pacific Exposition company for the
construction of two separate double
track passenger lines, suitable for
train service during the exposition
period, and to run around the vreter
front from the ferry building to the
exposition grounds on lines substan
tially as follows:
First —A double track surface line
around the Embarcadero to Jefferson
street, thence in Jefferson street to
the proposed tunnel under Fort Mason,
thence into the exposition grounds to
terminals to be provided by the ex
position company, the said road to be
built by and at the expense of the
board of state harbor commissioners
and to be a part of the permanent
State Belt railroad freight service sys
tem, both before the opening of the
exposition and after the exposition
.Second —A double track, elevated line
around the Embarcadero to some con
venient street such as North Point
street, thence to the exposition
grounds, the same to be built, if con
sidered desirable for exposition pas
sengers' transportation needs, but
without expense to the board of state
harbor commissioners, and to be built
by and at the expense of either the
< ity and county of San Francisco or
the exposition company, or both, and
to be designed as a temporary road
for • xposition passenger purposes only,
and to be removed from state property
immediately after the close of the ex
position without expense to the board
of ftate harbor commissioners or to
BOARD OF WORKS IS
CALLING FOR BIDS
Speedy construction of the Geary
street road to the ferry was pro
vided for yesterday, when the board
of works decided to call for bids to
be received February 26 for the con
struction of the tracks in Market street
from Kearny to S'ansome. This will
cxteild the road from its present ter
minus at Kearny street to ■ connect
with the outer tracks running from
Sansome to the ferry loop?, and must,
by the terms of the contract, be com
pleted within 45 days.
To hurry the work a bonus of $150
a day has been provided for, with a
limit of 15 days on the bonus period.
Construction must be commenced with
in 15 days after the contract is awarded
and signed. The estimated cost of the
two blocks of tracks is $27,000.
A popular man in our town
Is one wbn IMWW runs any one down;
And that is why, on the Freat Wbitp Way,
There 1« novpr a flrirer to equal I>ay
As a popular man; as be flies aroun'
Bβ never runs a citizen down.
"If I can't beast him up, then it's my way
To dodge a pedestrian," says J. Pay.
j YESTERDAY'S FIRE RECORD
9:16 a. m., box 526—One story corru
gated iron building at southwest corner
of Sixteenth street and Seventh avenue,
pouth. owned and occupied by Pacific
Hoofing company; loss, slight; cause,
Sisconnecting of tar pipe oVer boiler.
1:20 p. m., box 243—Two story frame
building at 2203 Scott street, owned
by D. M- AVatFon and occupied by R.
Benjamin as a dwelling; loss to build
ing small, contents slight. Cause,
Fparks from chimney on shingled roof.
9 p. m., box 83 —Two story frame
building at 349 Hickory avenue, owned
by J. L.ennon and occupied by A. Caplan
as a dwelling; loss to building and I
contents, considerable. 351 Hickory
R\tnue —Same building, occupied by C.
Webber as a dwelling; loss, slight;
Still Alarm* Reported
9:35 a. m., engine 26—Two story
frame building at 252 Ninth avenue;
dwelling; no loss; cause, burning chim
6:50 p. m.. engine 37—In yard Of
city and county hospital, Twenty-Sec
ond street and Fotrero avenue; no loss;
7:48 p. m., engine 23 —Vacant lot at
the southwest corner of Scott and Sac
ramento street; no loss; cause, burning
Box 763. 8:51 a. m.—False alarm.
Box 133, two alarms, f»:40 a. m. and
9:48 a. m.—Three story frame building
at 911 I >ir,fl etreft, owned by G. Hatch
and occupied as the Madrone hotel by
J. H»tch and J. Sloan; damage to the
building considerable, to the contents
slight; caused by spontaneous combus
tion in a dust chute.
The Day in Congress
Doings of National Bouses
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—The
day in congress:
Senator Hoot spoke In favor
of Connecticut river dam bill.
Hearing; on bill for valuation
of railroad property continued by
interstate commerce committee.
Pueblo Indiann urgred Indian
affair* committee to transfer
Pueblo lands to government In
Postofnee committee added
amendment to postoffice appro
priation bill to provide for
primary election* for selection of
fourth rinsm postmaster*.
Adjourned at 5i38 p. m. until
Sent conference report on leg
islative, executive and Judicial
appropriation bill back for fur
Began consideration of diplo
matic and consular bill.
Shipping; trust Invest I gating
committee resumed hearing",
probing Lone; Island sound
Chairman Adamnon of inter
state commerce committee told
Connecticut river bill advocate*
hi* committee would not recom
mend action in the bouse at this
He preventative Berber Intro
duced resolution for lnvestlfra
tlon of pontofßce department's
cruonhlp of publication*.
Representative Olmsted made
speech against Jones' Philippine
Adjourned at 6:15 p. m. until
11 a. in. Friday.
He takes bis lamb with rurrr and be takes bis
With that same condiment, we know;
Other men tin-re "groomed"' their candidates,
but that is not his way.
always Curry his. will Tom Keogh!
SAN FRANCISCO REALTY
MAN MISSING IN EAST
Bride Tells Police He Has
Disappeared With $4,500
of Her Money
Dispatch to The Cain
CHICAGO, Feb. 13.—Charles A. Phil
lips, a real estate broker of gan Fran
cisco, who came here with his bride of
a few weeks, has disappeared mys
He left his wife, who formerly was
Miss Laura Crew, and the police say
he took with him $4,500 of her money,
which she said she gave to him to de
posit in a local bank. The bride told
the police her husband also had $5,000
of his own money in his possession at
the time of his disappearance.
"When she discovered that the banks
were closed Wednesday on account of
Lincoln's birthday anniversary, ehe
notified her brother, F. C. Crew, 4459
Evanston avenue, first of her mar
riage, which she had kept a. secret,
and then of her husband's strange dis
appearance with nearly $10,000 In his
"I can not account for my husband's
disappearance," Mrs. Phillips said to
day. "I met him in San Francisco last
September, -when I called at his office
to discuss a deal for the purchase of an
apartment house. He told me that the
investment was not a good one and in
sisted that I save my money. He later
called at my home and made love to me.
"We were married in Ran Francisco
February 4 and came to Chicago. Tues
day we engaged this apartment (1316
"Wednesday, morning when he*went
out;to breakfast he 1 told :.me;,that "he
was going 'down-town?<to; deposit the
money. .That* was the! last I sawof him?
V"He* had i acted j* strangely 3 since four
"He would not let me see our mar
riage certificate. Vhen I would ask
him about his past life he would change
Detectives broke open Phillips' trunk
and found several letters addressed to
Mrs. Jennie "Wardell of San Francisco.
SECOND SYMPHONY CONCERT
The second of the supplementary sea
son of symphony concerts will be given
this afternoon by the San Francisco
symphony orchestra under the direction
of Henry Hadley. at the Cort theater,
beginning at 3:15 o'clock. The prin
cipal-work will be Brahms' second sym
phony in D major.
This Shampoo Helps
to Dry the Hair
"It may sound paradoxical to say
that shampooing helps dry the h»ir,"
writes Mac Martyn, in the New York
Star, "but it is a fact that women
using canthrox in cleansing the hair
and scalp find their tresses dry quicker
than when shampoo mixtures are
used. Aside from this, it leaves the
scalp in a vigorous condition and
gives the hair its natural glossy ap
"Next time you wash your head try
this simple recipe: Dissolve a tea
spoonful of canthrox in a teacup of
hot water. Pour on the head and rub
briskly until the scalp is thoroughly
massaged, then rinse well.
"Canthrox costs but a trifle, but the
only certain way to get it pure is to
buy an original package."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1913.
TO UNDO HER ART
Sarah Bernhardt Holds
Mystic Sway Though
When nature determines that one
shall be decrepit the vigor of four
limbs goes out. It should be an inter
esting study to the critics who say that
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt ia decrepit to
watch the play of her hands and arms
as she presses emotion to her heart and
passes the impulse over the footlights
to her audience, even in so old fash
ioned a play as Victorien Sardou's
"Theodora," the third act of which was
given last night at the Orpheum.
She is Zoe, the circus girl; she Is the
wife of Justicien, emperor of Byzan
tine, and she is triumphantly Bern
hardt. "She tosses passion from her
fingertips as roman candles emit multi
colored sparks, and though she does
not move from the spot on which she
stands, she swsjys an audience.
Critics of acting may say that Bern
hardt ia decrepit, but until she loses
the use of those mimetic hands, until
she droops at the fingers and until her
voice becomes cracked and querulous
I shall believe that an accident has
deprived her of pedal balance. All else
she has, even to the sparkle of her
eyes, which art can not imitate.
The third act of "Theodora" is not
the most grateful thing in which to
see Bernhardt. It is the middle of a
Sardou tangle, and a Sardou tangle Is
rarely unraveled until the fourth act.
Sardou works his dramatic action back
ward. Tosca is a proof of this. He
writes a big scene and surrounds it
with a play. The big scene in "Theo
dora" occurs in the fourth, and not the
third act. Besides, there is much ex
pository business, not completed in the
single act produced at the Orpheum,
and that makes it still more difficult
for an English spealfing audience to
follow the curtailed story.
However, no glimpse of Bernhardt Is
incomplete. Whatever the involutions
of the Sardou plot may be, Bernhardt
is always limned clearly. is the
circus girl, Zoe; the emperor's wife,
Theodora, and the greatest of stage
When Marcellus is brought from the
torture chamber —Sardou loves to bring
victims from torture chambers —Theo-
dora hears him cry for Andreas, a fel
low conspirator, of whom the emperor
has double reason for jealousy. Bern
hardt's behavior when she appears to
learn for the first time that her gipsy
lover, Andreas, is conspiring against
Byzantine, is a marvel of theatrical
VIOLIN CONCERT TONIGHT
The second of the series of violin
concerts now being given by Mischa
Elman in this city takes place at Scot
tish Rite auditorium this evening. The
great Russian genius, assisted by lm
excellent accompanist, will present the
1. Sonata Id D, Op. 12, No. 1 Beethoven
2. t'oacerto In G minor Bnioli
?». Sonata. G minor ("Devils Trill") Tenitinl
4. (a) "Albumblatt" Wftgoer
(b> "Menuet" Haydn-Burmosier
(c> "Voice of the Woods" .. .Paganinl-Vngrlch
<d) "Siotlienne et Rigaudon"
5. "Zigeunerweleen" Sarasate
The last Elman concert takes place
next Sunday afaernoon.
Foricery Chance Made —"William
"Weinstein, 1620 Fillmore street, ap
peared before Police Judge Weller yes
terday and swore to a complaint charg
ing T. T. Harnet with forging a $22
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'" r\ c t m.T None are so blind as those who will not be shown. A one are so extravagant as those reinforced heels and toes, and have
! Oil Sale NOW at evident opportunities for saving. Opportunity for £ood dressing at a very small prtciX^bwii %?2n
: _ cost awaits every man clurinsr rmr great Rebuilding Sale. - SToc'SJr
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i count of industrial conditions in New York.. There are shapes, styles and sizes for every- 15c
: Imported Austrian Velour K nr i v in our immense assortments, and every garment in stock carries a substantial reduction, . Arm bands and garters made from
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; Huckel, in brown, navy, tan. f o llowing"schedules: now at i»c. colo £L
I h^: c iat ck hats e Txcei7enti: Men's $12.50 and $15.00 Suits, on sale now at $8.95 Men s 5^ ecktie s
I leathered, splendidly finished and Men's $18.50 and $20 Suits and Overcoats, on sale now atsll.Bs th^neck^m^ck •UMKUSii S
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Over a hundred dozen of these famous Shirte have been A fresh new lot of golf and pleated bosom shirts for These shirts are regular $1.00 values, and under ordl
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Rebuilding Sale for $1.15. I the Rebuilding Sale at 05c. to buy a half dozen while you are about it.
Urges Completion of Daniel
Webster School —Funds
Are Not Available
■ A delegation of 30 residents of the
Pbtrero district appeared before the
board of education yesterday afternoon
to obtain Information why no action
was being taken in the building of the
Daniel Webster school in Connecticut
street, between Nineteenth and Twen
George "Wimmer. spokesman for the
delegation, said that $100,000 had once
been set aside for the school.
The speaker was informed that
there would not be enough of bond
money to build the school.
It was decided that the Daniel Web
ster school be first considered In the
There is a deficiency of $40,000 in
the construction fund of the Polytech
nic high school, and it was decided to
request the board of public works to
furnish an itemized account, showing
the excess occasioned by the changes
in plans and the condition of the
building fund for that school.
Fire Chief Murphy asked that there
be more attention given to fire drills
COMPLAIN OF OVERHEATING
Dr. Robert Burns made complaint of
the overheating of the Laguna Honda
The secretary was notified to re
quest the board of public works to
prepare plans for the oriental school
In the Redwood prove by the Rnsslan riror
Ho sets the sylvan scone atiulver.
And backs Bill Shakespeare off tin , boards
While all Bohemia applauds.
The redwoods In sympathy;
The Russian rlfer riishes fr«>e;
Am! while all ores with tears are Trolling,
Olfl Kirk in town is spiling! selling!
Watch Your Wall Hooks !
Cafe Men Are Responsible
♦ . ■ »
NRW YORK, Feb. 18.—Restau
rants that provide mall hookM for
• patrons to hang their coats and
' bate on are responsible for much
' pcoiieriy, not \%lt lintantlini; warn
lugtt to the contrary printed on
! the menu or placarded about the
■ room. The appellate dlviiiion of
1 the state supreme court made thl»
rutins today In affirming a judg
| ment for 947 obtained by Reerl
i nald de M. Went worth against
l.nin G. Hints, a restaurant
1 keeper, for tbe lose of an over
He is the raptain of our ship.
He never lets her rock or dip.
Or stops to dilly-dally.
He'il build ten railways to the fair.
And prove, by k'ibj, that he"c tbe mayor
To buy that far—i Spring Valley.
SPROULE TO GIVE
Local railroad circles are wonder
ing as to the extent of the inquiry
to be conducted by the California rail
road commission into the trackage and
terminal facilities of the Southern Pa
cific and the Central Pacific as a re
sult of the dissolution of the Harriman
It so happens that the railroad com
mission will begin its investigation
next Wednesday, or five days before
the United States district court rati
fies or otherwise passes on the plan
of dissolution agreed to by the South
ern Pacific and the Union Pacific and
approved by Attorney General Wicker
Railroad men point out that as no
definite plan of dissolution is officially
before the public the railroad comm
ission will be somewhat in the dark
as to the scope of its investigation.
But as President William Sproule of
the Southern Pacific will be back from
Xew York before next Wednesday, he
will no doubt enlighten the members
as tn many details in connection with
Piles, diseases of the lower bowel.
Dr. Reese. 830 Market. S. F.—Advt.
ROBBERS TAKE TO
AUTO; CROSS RIVER
IN STOLEN BOAT
Cracksmen Escape After
Being Balked in Their
Efforts to Rob Bank
Continued From Page 1
early this morning and escaped in a
I big red touring car.
That no money was stolen was due
to the effect of four charges of nitro
glycerin. The vault door was blown
off and th« safe, which weighs two
tons, was overturned, face downward.
Crowbars, picks, sledgehammers and
other implements, found under the
safe, showed plainly that the robbers
made several attempts to turn over the
safe, but failed.
They escaped in an automobile sto
len from the private garage of W. H.
Buck. The machine was found in the
afternoon at the trestle of the Antioch
and Oakland raWroad southeast of
Under Sheriff E. J. Sivers and Con
stable J. J. Joyce, in charge of a posse,
took up the pursuit. Sheriff Monroe
and Under Sheriff Robert Woods of
Yolo county are lending assistance.
The bank building was wrecked. The
bank ts the oldest established in Vaca
ville. At first it was reported that
$30,000 had been stolen. It is stated
by the bank officials, however, that
the funds are intact.
The five men all carried repeating
rifles and wore black masks. Two of
them worked on the inside while the
others gave orders and signals from
J. W. Wilson, who rooms on the top
floor of the bank building, ran out
on to the sidewalk just after
the first charge. He was ordered back
into the building immediately. Wilson
then made an attempt to notify the
police by telephone. The robbers saw
and fired at him, the ball grazed the
side of his head. Wilson dropped to
the floor as if dead and was not mo
lested any further.
Others rushed out into the street and
were promptly ordered back.
The robbers took the precaution to
cut the local telephone wires and the
Western Union telegraph wires, but
they Overlooked long distance lines and
the Postal line.
Finding it impossible to use the local
telephone wires, a band of citizens
gave a general alarm by ringing the
town fire bell.
The clanging of the town bell
brought out householders on every
side, and, realizing that they must es
cape before they were surrounded, the
robbers abandoned their efforts to pry
open the upset safe, jumped into the
automobile and dashed off into the
night at full speed.
The fugitives are well armed, and
the authorities do not expect to effect
a capture without a fight.
SAFE IN MARTINEZ
STORE BLOWN OPEN
(SprHa! P'>p«trb to The Call)
MARTINEZ, Feb. 13.—Blowing open
with nitroglycerin the safe of the Val
ley Mercantile store at Walnut creek
at 2 o'clock this morning, three men
obtained $60 in coin. They fired at a
man who opened the window of his
house to. learn the cause of the trouble,
and then escaped with a stolen horee
and buggy over the tunnel road toward
Two of the men blew open the outer
door of the safe, jimmying the inner
door, while the third kept guard
across the street. On opening his win
dow R. A. Morgan was ordered to shut
it again, the command being enforced
with a shot.
Constable Arthur Williams and posse
followed the robbers, finding the rig
at the roadside near Claremont. Two
strangers loafing near the store on
Wednesday are suspected.
Berkeley Police on Trail
BERKELEY, Feb. 13.—Chief of Police
August Vollmer detailed men today to
make a local hunt for the cracksmen
who, after blowing a safe at Walnut
Creek last night, escaped in the foot
hills east of this place, abandoning near
the Tunnel roa'ij a horse and buggy ob
tained from H. B. Cameron, a Walnut
Creek blacksmith. Sheriff Veale of
Contra Costa county found the horse
and vehicle this morning and notified
Sailor Held For Theft—Harry
Graham, a sailor, was arrested yester
day and charged with burglary.
For 50 years the JHL
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Sour Stomach, Indi- Mfl^P
gestion and Uric
Acid. Pure and VICHY
pleasant —it is unex- ggr^^rg*
celled for table uses. f&BBf-
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Hours: 9 to 5; Sunday. 10 to IX
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