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VOLUME CXIIL—NO. 89.
TRIPS LAST 'RAG'
Dance Hall Keepers, Placed;
Under Ban by Police
Keepers of dance halls in Pacific
street placed under the ban by the po
lice commission are ready to quit. They
will offer no resistance, In the courts
or by appeal, to the putting into effect
of the drastic ruling. Friday midnight
the curtain will be rung down on the
forbidden pleasures and lurid enter
tainment of the tenderloin thorough
fare, and with it will go 2.500 men and
women to seek employment elsewhere.
The dives have two nights more to
live, but already a blight has fallen on
their business. "Red" Kelly and
•Spider" Kelly have given up the ghost
and the rest of the crowd are ready to
don the winding sheet and join the
DULL AS FARALLONES
Within another month, it is said,
Pacific street will be as dull and un
frequented as the Farallones. The dive
keepers and managers of dance halls
will not attempt to evade. They be
heve that the commission means busi
ness and will quit. It will be under
The principal complaint Is that they
should have been given longer notice.
Many have recently, In expectation of
an increased tourist trade, made ex
tensive improvements. It is stated
that these are worth In the aggregate
5250,000. All this expense has been in
vain, and there is no redress.
Again, the keepers of the larger
dancing halls where liquor is sold say
that the ruling of the commission is
discriminatory, in that it allows the
more fashionable restaurants, with
dancing pavilions attached, to run as
LAST "RAG" FRIDAY
Managers of the Hippodrome,
. ■:•■' Kelly's, "Red" Kelly's, the
Moulin Rouge, the Bear, the Dragon,
alia, the Cave and the Midway
re of the opinion last night that
the end was at hand and that on Fri- j
day night the last "rag" would be I
Some of the managers say that they j
may move to one or other of the bay
cities and others say that they will j
in to their leases, hoping that the
administration will experience a
change of heart and allow them to re
It is pointed out that "big business" !
will see that, in shutting off the aye- i
of pleasure fro the tourist, the j
shopkeeper will be affected more i
: ral'l.v than is imagined. The
div< keeper relies on the hope that,
after a period of banishment, the mer- j
chants of the city will be the first to
demand his recall.
SUNSET BLOCKS PASS
INTO NEW OWNERSHIP
Large Holdings Acquired by
Fernando Nelson, Who
Will Improve Them
The sale of four unimproved blocks
Sunset district was made yes
' . which means much to that
section of the city. The land faces
Men Gate park and consists of
ree. blocks between Twenty-
Beventh and Thlrttleth avenues, and
the Mock from Thirty-second to Thir
ty-third avenues and extending to
Irving street on the south, which have
been owned for many years by M.
H de Young.
purchaser of this tier of blocks
rnando Nelson, the builder, and
rice is said to be nearly $45,000
a block of about 50 lots each.
Mr. Nelson will spend between $15.
--000 and fIe.OOO per block in doing the
necessary Ftreetwork. and putting In
sowers, and sidewalks. This will
bring the investment up to something
a auarter of a million dollars.
Building operations will be begun on
an extensive scale. Lyon & Hoag
represented the buyer and A. J. Rich
&• Co. the sellers, in this transac
ARTHUR MANES ARRESTED
Burn* A|C«nrjr Man Make* T*vo Allega
tions Agratnst Prienner
William A. Mundell of the Burns de
tective nfjr-ncy yesterday arrested Aγ
ihur Manes and placed him in detinue,
tig that the latter secured a num
bef of revolvers and a quantity of am
munltion from local hardware dealers
and charged them to the agency, rep
resenting that he was employed by
W. .1. nurn?. Mundell is also author
ity for the statement that Manes passed
worthless checks in Sacramento and
Fremo. lAne* will not be formally
charged until his recent movements
have been traced.
>IAVOU WILSON TO SPEAK
Mnyor J. Stitt Wilson of Berkeley
will deliver an address this evening
at Grace M. E. church on "The Spirit
>>f Christ and the Social Evolution."
Th« lecture will be under the auspices
Qrace chapter, Methodist brother-
The public is invited.
At "The Hastings"
Good clothes well made are the most economical.
For 59 years "THE HASTINGS" has
enjoyed the reputation of dependable quality, correct
style and consistent values. But never before has its
clothing attained such a high standard of excellence.
Men's Suits $15 to $45
Hastings Clothing Co.
Post and Grant Avenue
Policeman Kills Himself
Mad Quarreled With Wife
\ BERKELEY, Feb. 26.—Special
Policeman George I ognn, 33
year* old. committed suicide
this afternoon nt 5:20 o'clock t>7
shootlug himself In tbe heart
with a revolver at hi* home at
202S Bancroft wny. Logan wan
tnken to Hooeevelt hospital. The
tthootlng followed a quarrel Lβ
jtnn had with his wife, who had
left him and jtoiie to >«n Fran
cisco. They had had domestic
BRIEF CITY NEWS
Woman Iβ Robbed —Pickpockets
robbed Mrs. A. Atkins. 2200 Pacific ave
nue, of her purse containing $16 while
she was shopping yesterday.
Chinese Robbed —Juns Chuen, 34
Spofford alley, complained to the police
yesterday that he was given knockout
drops in a Clay street sa'oon by five
white men and robbed of $150.
"nlMiniiß Found Dying—William
Berg, a clothing salesman, was found
in a dying condition yesterday morn
ing in the pantry of his apartments at
209 Sanchez street with a gas tube in
riendi* Guilty—Ernest Schraubstadter
and KmiT A Oroezineer. manufacturers
of "A Finke's Widow" champagne,
pleaded guilty to violating the pure
food act yesterday in the United States
Hearing for Macla—Joseph Macia,
who shot and killed John Jungclaus
last Friday afternoon at 1473 Post
street in a quarrel over Mrs. Nannet
Robinson, a pretty nurse, will be given
a preliminary hearing before Police
Judge Deasy Saturday merning.
Judge Deberolae <o Speak—"Our
Competitors in Business" Is the topic of
an address to be delivered Monday In a
downtown cafe by Judge Thomas De
bevoiee. attorney for the Contractors'
association. The meeting is being ar
ranged by the Electrical Development
Three Accused Held—John R. Will
lams was held to answer to the supe
rior court yesterday by Police Judge
Shortall for violation of the white
slave laws. William Rinkvlch was held
for grand larceny. Judge Sullivan held
Ruby Glenn to answer on a grand lar
ceny charge in bonds of $2,000.
Dunne Takes Case—Superior Judge
Dunne yesterday assigned the case of
Dr. W. W. Fraser to his department
and will try it himself. Doctor Fraser
was arrested for falsifying the birth
certificate in the famous Slingsby case.
The trial of Doctor Fraser will not
commence for several weeks.
Probationer in Trouble —Thomas
Madden, alias Cosgrove, alias Arm
strong, was held to answer to the su
perior court yesterday afternoon by
Police Judsre Sullivan on a charge of
forgery. The prisoner was out on pro
bation when he issued the worthless
paper In San Francisco, Hayward and
Napoleonic Lecture Tonla;lit--The ninth
lecture of the course of university ex
tension lectures on "The Napoleonic
Period in Europe," by Prof. H. Morse
Stephens under charge of the Mechan
ics' institute, will be delivered tonight
at Golden Gate Commandery hall, 2137
Sutter street. The subject will be "The
Napoleonic Period In France."
Memorial Service —News has been re
ceived in San Francisco of the death.
in Norwich. Conn., on February 23. of
Mr. Nicholas Tarrant. for 30 years di
rector and vice president of the V >r
wlch Pavings bank. A memorial serv
ice will be held at St. Agnee church.
Masonic avenue near Page street, on
Friday morning, February 28, at 9
l.nildermen Injured—John R. O'Rourke,
a ladderman of truck No. 10, was
knocked senseless last night when a
window sash fell from the second
story of a burning cottage in Clement
street between Nineteenth and Twen
tieth streets. The injured fireman was
revived and treated at the park emer
gency hospital, but insisted on return
ing to his company.
English Translation of Austrian Com
edy by Mrs. Km 11 Pofall
Presenting her own English trans
lation of "Professor Bernhardi," the
latest work of Arthur Schnltzler, the
Austrian dramatist, Mrs. Emil Pohli
gave an interpretive reading yesterday
afternoon at 2:30 In the red room of
the Fairmont hotel.
The comedy devolves about a religi
ous and political controversy, but deals
with it in such a manner that nothing
can be construed as being disrespect
ful to the two religions Involved, the
Jewish and Roman Catholic.
On account of its theme, the Austrian
censor forbade It to be produced in
Vienna, but last December it was
given with success in Berlin.
S. P. C. A. KILLED 113 CATS
Organlzntlon Also Dtitfroyed IS Horses,
2 Goat*, 415 Dog«
legislative measures Involving , im
portant changes in the humane laws of
the state came before the regular
monthly meeting of the board of trus
tees of the San Francisco Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
in the Mills building.
Secretary McCurrie reported 588 cases
investigated, involving 2,557 animals.
Officers examined 1,788 horses, reliev
ing 352 and taking from work 158.
Warnings were given 305 drivers and
37 disabled horses were moved in am
bulances. There were humanely de
stroyed 18 horses, 2 goats, 415 dogs
and 113 cats.
J. R. FRITZ HELD TO AXSWER
J. R. Fritz, owner of a rooming
house at 452 Natoma street, was or
dered into custody yesterday by Po
lice Judge Shortall. after he had taken
the witness s,tand in the case of John
X Williams, charged with violating
the white slave law. Shortall said
that he was satisfied that Fritz had
not given truthful testimony in the
case. Williams was held to answer to
the superior court in bonds of $5,000.
Abby Curry was the complaining wit
FOR THIS CITY IN APRIL
Coast Leaders ta Alien Problem to Die
•«■• Haadllng: of Influx Ex
pected During Fair „
Care of Immigrants expected In
Marge numbers during "the Panama-Pa
jciflc exposition and at any other pe
j rlod Is the object of the meeting of
i the Pacific coast Immigration congress
lln San Francisco April 14 and 15 In the
! auditorium of the Y. M. C. A.
The committee on arrangements ex
pects Governor Johnson will have a
part in the proceedings and be a
speaker at the banquet.
Some of the speakers are: Dr. Ed
win A. Steiner, Grinnell college. Iowa:
Robert Watchorn, Los Angeles, chair
man California Immigration commis
sion; Rt. Rev. Edward J. Hanna, auxil
iary trishop of San Fraitcisco: Dr Mar.
tin A. Meyer, rabbi Temple Emanu-El:
Simon J. L.ubin of Sacramento, vice
president California Immigration com
mission: Charles R. Towson, interna
tional secretary of the Young Men's
Christian association. New York: Dr.
Dana W. Bartlett, California immigra
tion commission, Los Angeles: Bishop
Edwin H. Hughes, resident-bishop of
the Methodist Epl6copal church, and
Robert Newton Lynch.
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LEAGUE ASSAILS NAGEL
Letter to Tart Charge* Discrimination
Aaralnst Keefe and Waete
The Asiatic Exclusion league has
forwarded to President Taft a letter In
which are presented statements rela
tive to the administration of Secretary
Nagel as head of the department of
commerce and labor, derogatory to his
policy, particularly in reference to Im
In the letter, which Is signed by A.
Toell, secretary-treasurer of the
league. It is stated that Secretary
Nagel has been endeavoring to oust
Daniel J. Keefe as commissioner gen
eral of Immigration, with the intention
of promoting to the office one of his
It Is also stated that there has been
wasteful expenditure of public funds
In the immigration service, which Is
chargeable to the administration of
Asks Investigation—John McNlcoll,
a brother in law of Thomas Hardiman.
who was found d«ad In a creek at
Seventh and Channel streets Sunday
afternoon, went to the coroner's office
yesterday and requested an official in
vestigation of Hardiman's death.
JAPANESE LAUNDRY IS
HELD UP AND ROBBED
Poor Men Terrify Inmates and Secure
9200 la Money and S3OO in
Jewelry and Trinkets
Four men \at 5:30 o'clock yesterday
morning entered a Japanese laundry
at 731 McAllister, terrified two men
and two women occupants and left
after taking $200 In money and ar
tlclea consisting of Jewelry and trin
kets worth $300.
K. Ikajama, one of the proprietors,
was awakened by a noise and went to
Investigate. He was marched back to
hie room. While one stood guard, the
other three went Into an adjoining j
room, where they held up E. Itow and i
Before the quartet left they warned
the Japanese that a report of the rob
bery meant death.
MANY SMALL BLAZES
A fire starting in a pile of oily rags
left behind by painters yesterday morn
ing, threatened a number of cottages
In the vicinity of Twentieth and Mary
land streets. The fire gutted a vacant
cottage of John Coppin. Six vicinity
alarms were turned in by residents.
I THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1913.
SHERIFF ASKS THAT
PRISONERS BE TAUGHT
rresfdent of Board of Education Be
lieves EatS*** Suggestion to Be
Sheriff Eggers has suggested to the
board of education the advisability of
sending a teacher to the county Jail
to Instruct prisoners in need of ele
President d'Ancona, In receiving the
suggestion, remarked that the Idea Is
an excellent one and promised to give
it his serious consideration.
The board decided to advertise for
bids for the equipment of the gym
nasium in the Lowell high school and
the girls high school.
E. Alma Duffy, Agnes G. Thomas.
M, M. Rowe and Olive Gray were
granted leave of absence with half
pay on account of serious illness.
Lessie Dobbin Fisher of 2571 Thirty
first avenue, secretary of the Park-
side Improvement club, asked that a
fence be built around the Parkside
school to keep flogs away from the
pupils. She stated in her communi
cation that several of the pupils liavl
boen bitten recently by unleashed, un
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You dine well
Oand jleep well
when you go Santa Fe
To Los Angeles
and San Diego
The equipment:, the cuisine and courteous UU
Jfl service on "
I The Angel 1
made this train popular among those who
demand the utmost in luxury and accom
modation. It will please you too.
\ From the Perry 4:00 p. m. daily
\ The Saint: Brings you back
Santa Fe City Office: 673 Market Si. MIT i
Phone Kr.rney 31 5 WSPIMBipMi
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Phone Lakeside 425 Wff^ME*k
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NEITHER HUSBAND NOR
WIFE AWARDED DECREE
Court Awards Little Daughter and Sep
arate .Maintenance Money to Mr».
Neither Sofia nor Enrico Blanchi, well
to do residents of the North Bea
trict, are entitled to a decree of divorce,
according to a decision of Judge E. p.
Mogan yesterday after the court had
heard the cruelty complaints of both
parties to the marriage. The court,
however, awarded Angele, 5 year old
child of the couple, to the mother and
$60 a month for the separate mainte
nance of herself and the baby.
These were granted interlocutory de
crees of divorce yesterday:
By Judge Seawell —William H. from
Grace B. Price, desertion.
By Judge Van Nostrand —Hazel E.
from Jesse H. McDaniel, failure to pro
The following complaints were fllM:
Ida against W. W. Wells, desertion:
Victorlno A. against James P. Schoon
ovor, desertion; B. P. against Est.
Baker, desertion; Gertrude against Rob
ert Cochran, cruelty, and Dora again.- 1
Theodore Jorn. cruelty.