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All Passengers of Burning
Steamer Rescued; Another
Vessel Put Back to Port
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.—The steamer
Balmes, bound from Havana to Cadiz,
is burning at sea. Her 103 passengers
have been rescued by the Cunard
liner Pannonia. »
The Balmes was carrying a cargo
of cotton and rum and, when fire
broke out in her hold, it spread rap
idly In spite of the efforts of her
crew. In response to a wireless S. O.
S. call for assitance, the Pannonia
rushed to the aid of the burning ship
and. after taking off the passengers,
turned aside from her course to con
vey the Balmes to Bermuda. The
Pannonia is the third Cunard liner
within a year to give aid to helpless
Fhips at sea.
Following is Lloyd's message re
reived here by the Cunard liner from
Bermuda: "The Cunard liner Pan
nonia is escorting to Bermuda the
Spanish ship Balines. whose cargo of
cotton and rum is on fire. The Balmes
is In a critical condition. All of her
103 passenger? were taken on board
the Pannonia. No passengers were
lost or hurt in the transfer. The po
sition of the Balines when the Panno
nia came to her aid was 600 miles east
STEAMER LOST AT SEA
MONTREAL, Now 15.—The British
steamer Bridgeport, from Sydney, for
Montreal, with a crew of 42 men and
a cargo of 10.000 tons of coal, is re
ported lost at sea. All hands are said
to have perished.
BRITISH VESSEL ON FIRE
SAVANNAH. Nov. 15. —The British
steamer Ulida. from Savannah for
Rotterdam, with a cargo of cotton,
put back to Savannah on fire.
Charged With Forgery
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15.—City
hall detectives are looking for Sidney
Moulthrop, formerly employed by
United States Senator J. Hamilton
Lewis of Illinois, on the charge of
forgery. A warrant for Moulthrop's
arrest was brought to this city by
Joseph R. Sullivan, secretary to Sen
ator Lewis, and it is understood that
the charge against Moulthrop in
cludes that of forging Senator Lewis'
name to the letter recently made pub
lic in which Henry M. Pindell of
Peoria. 111., w-as offered the appoint
ment of United States ambassador to
Russia, with the understanding he
would resign in a year.
Can't Buy Gasoline
With Horse Hire Fund
Money set aside for horse and
buesy hire can not be used for auto
mobiles, declared City Attorney Long
in an opinion rendered to the auditor
This affects five men of the board
of works who purchased automobiles
with their own money and used the
horse and buggy fund to pay for the
gasoline and upkeep of the machine.
This means that W. A. Hanlon. as
sistant superintendent of street
cleaning: C. W. King, assistant super
intendent of street repairs; A. B.
McKinne. building inspector: Charles
Sawyer, building Inspector, and J. T.
O'Brien, general foreman of the sewer
department, must go back to driving
horses and buggies.
Former Mayor Phelan
In Theatrical Firm
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.—A brand new
theatrical firm is that of Tully and
Buckland, Incorporated. It will pro
duce Tully plays and others. The
organizers are Richard Walton Tully,
author of "The Bird of Paradise" and
co-author of "The Rose of the
Rancho"; James D. Phelan, formerly
mayor of San Francisco, and Wilfrid
Buckland, a technical expert, known
through his connections with David
Belasco, Harrison Grey Flske and
Dther prominent managers.
Operation May Cure
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. —Surgeons
throughout the country were aroused
to new interest today in the case of
Mrs. Jacob Janin, the beautiful young
society woman of West Brighton,
Staten Island, who underwent Thurs
day the rare kidney operation for
cure of bichloride poisoning. Dr. A.
L. Thomas, who performed the oper
ation —baring the kidneys and releas
ing them with the knife from their
poison strained covering—says that
Mrs. Janin had gained strength.
LECTURE ON WAR
The Great Illusion, the Folly of
Militarism," is the topic of Bernard
Noel Langdon-Davles of Cambridge
university before the Commonwealth
club lunch today at the Palace hotel.
COUNSEL WANTS FEES
Suit for $15,000 counsel fees has
been instituted in Hedwood City
against Loren Coburn by Archer Kin
taid, former attorney for the Sun Ma
An entertainment will beg iven
Jointly by members of Bohemian
Ladies' sokol, Bohemian sokol. Ser
vian sokol and Croatian sokol at
Bokol hall, 737 Page street.
FICTION WRITER, IS
SUED FOR DIVORCE
Mrs. Lloyd Osbourne.
PINKIE'S 'HON' WAS
LONELY FOR HER
Another Batch of Letters as
Evidence in Mcintosh
Another batch of "Pinkie letters
that are said to have passed between
Benjamin W. Mcintosh and Mrs. Mamie
Rogers, his alleged affinity, came into
possession of Attorney H. A. Hagan
today and will be introduced as evi
dence when Mrs. Ivy Mcintosh opens
her divorce case Monday morning. One
of the letters reads In part as follows:
"My Dear Hon —I have promised
that I would not write to you any
more, but I feel that I owe you just
this one. I had something to tell you
last time I saw you. I think I have
spoken on this subject before. Dear, I
think we should not go together any
more until you are free. You can't tell
who will see us together, and It might
make a lot of trouble. I will write to
you again, dear, and tell you more
about my plans. I do hope that we can
always be dear friends. (Signed)
This letter wa s answered by Mc
intosh September 27. He addressed
her as "Dearest Pinkie," and told her
that the last time he was out to her
house his wife hardly spoke to him.
Another letter tells how lonely he
is for her and how much he hopes
that he will soon return to Oakland.
In this letter he called her "Bable
Mine." and signed himself "Your
Mrs. Mcintosh, it Is expected, will
continue on the stand Monday and
tell what she knows about the
Journey of her husband and Mrs.
Rogers to the orient.
Form New Church
To supply the demand for another
Christian Science church in San Fran
cisco, the First Church of Christ, Sci
entist, has effected its organization
by adopting bylaws and electing the
following officers, to serve for one
year: First reader, Mr. Belnore F.
Brisac; second reader, Mrs. Gertude S.
Slocum; pesident, Mr. Everett M.
Grimes; vice president. Miss Blanche
M. Brotherton; directors, Mr. Louis L.
Janes and Mr. Frank C. Le Blond;
secretary. Miss Hazel Abernathie.
Girl Slayer Taken
To County Jail
Leah Alexander, who was yesterday
in the police court held to answer for
the. murder of Joseph D. Van Baalen
on October 18, was transferred to the
county Jail from the city prison today.
Slie says she is glad of the change be
cause she ran now do her own cook
ing In Sheriff Egger's domain. It will
probably be three weeks before she
will make her . appearance in the su
perior court and at least two months
before she can obtain trial by Jury.
"To Present Comedy
The fun provoking comedy, "Why
Smith- Left Hume," will be presented
by the Daughters of Isabella at
Knighjjavpf Columbus auditorium Fri
day evening, November 21. In addi
tion to tbe skit there will be vocal
selection* of Miss Lillie Palletier and
specialties by Roy Folger and Julius
Eisenbach. Mrs. James P. Britt is
among those interested in the affair.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1913
Noted Fiction Writer, Stepson
of Robert Louis Stevenson,
Defendant in Action
Lloyd Osbourne, stepson of Robert
Louis Stevenson and himself a writer
Of noteworthy fiction, was made the
defendant in a divorce suit filed this
morning- in the superior court of this
city by Mrs. Katherine D. Osbourne
on the ground of desertion.
It bids fair to be a quiet and un
eventful suit, as the Oshournes have
lived apart for the last 12 years, and
Mrs. Osbourne declares that it is
simply to settle the property rights,
she receiving the equivalent of about
$50,000, including the home where she
is now living in Lombard street.
The two sons—Alan 0., aged 16, and
Louis Stevenson, 13 years old—will
remain under the charge of thair
mother, and further financial arrange
ments have been made in their behalf
by their father.
MARRIED IV HOXOI-IH
The Osbournes were married in
Honolulu, Aprid 12, 1896, and when
Louis was a year old, Lloyd Osborune
departed, with, it is declared in the
divorce complaint, no Intention of
ever returning, although he has al
ways made financial provision to the
extent of $100 a month for his wife
and two sons.
Mrs. Osbourne and her children
lived in Italy for some years, return
ing- to San Francisco six or seven
She has lived in the Lombard street
house since then, it being a part of
the old Robert Louis Stevenson prop
erty, the other part of which was
sold not long ago to be used as a
BLAMES MRS. STEVENSON
At the time of Mrs. Osbourne s re
turn from Europe Mrs. Stevenson
lived in her old home, but although
the two houses were connected by a
doorway there was no association be
tween the mother in law and her
son's wife and children. In fact, a
heavy bar was nailed across the con
necting doorway, precluding all pos
sibility of opening it.
To Mrs. Stevenson's influence over
her son Mrs. Osbourne attributes much
of the incompatibility between herself
and her husband, although she says
that he had a peculiar temperament.
"He was a spoiled child," she de
Until a year ago Osbourne had never
even asked as to the welfare of his
children, according tc his wife, but
last summer he saw the boys and dis
played considerable affection for them.
BOY VISITS GRANDMOTHER
Louis, the younger son, is at school
in Montecito and is frequently a vis
itor at the home of his grandmother,
Mrs. Osborne expects to leave San
Francisco next week to travel for
several months, and will then return
here to put her affairs in order before
leaving early in the summer for
Alan, her eldest son, expects to en
ter the University of Glasgow next
year to study naval construction and
she will make her home In the Scot
tish city while he is a student there.
Lloyd Osbourne is now in Europe,
where he has spent most of his time
for some years past.
SAN RAFAEL LICENSES
SAN RAFAEL. Not. 15.—Tbe following mar
rispe license* were ls«ned here yesterday: Wil
liam ETurOU, 30. Oakland, and Elizabeth Wan
lug 2fl. Alameda: Manuel B. Mattos, 2.", and
Row 1 Brazil. IS, both of Tlburoa.
SPLIVALO FUNERAL TODAY
The funeral of C. R. Splivalo, for
mer president of the Yosemite flour
mills, will be held this afternoon from
his late residence, 2756 Vallejo street.
Auditorium Workmen Strive
to Beat City Hall Crowd
in Erecting Frames
The biggest race that ever happened
here is under way at the civic center.
It is not a contest of light footed run
ners. The contestants carry the com
bined weight of 10.900 tons, and the
money involved is $4,800,000. More
than 200 men are participating in it.
"Auditorium vs. City Hall" Is the
title of the race, in which the strong
muscled mechanics at work on one
building are swinging derricks and
pounding rivets in feverish haste to
erect the mammoth steel frame of
their structure ahead of the other.
ONE CONTACTOR, TWO JOBS
Although the same contractor. C. A.
Blum & Co., has both the city hall and
auditorium Jobs, there is the keenest
rivalry between the two forces of
men. The city hall, to cost $3,800,000,
is being built by the municipality,
while the Panama-Pacific exposition
is erecting the $1,000,000 auditorium.
This started the rivalry, which has
grown to such proportions that the
men are making the sparks fly and
the girders ring as they never have
before on any public job.
On Admission day, September 9. the
Auditorium steel men toed the mark
with one lone upright, on which they
set a flag. After that the gigantic
frame began to grow slowly, while
the city hall gang was forced to
stand by and mark time while the
steel for their building was being
segregated. Not until October 25,
when the cornerstone was laid by
Mayor Rolph, did the city hall men
erect a piece of steel.
CITY HALL GANG GETS BUSY
But they had their sections all laid
out in order, floor by floor, and now
are catching up to the nearby audi
torium and threaten soon to be neck
and neck. Meanwhile the architects,
who have sworn to finish both build
ings by 1915, are going about with
IS UNDER ARREST
Coastwise Search for Mrs.
Plimpton and Child Ended
by S. F. Officer
Because she kidnaped her 2 year old
son from her husband, from whom
she has been separated, Mrs. Myrtle
Plimpton, for whom a search has been
instituted for more than a year, was
arrested this morning in the Powell
apartments in this city. The woman
was grief stricken when discovered
by the detectives, and broke down in
her pleading that she be not Impris
Her husband. H. C. Plimpton, is
president of the Bank of Glen County
at Willows, and it is on his request
that the arrest was made.
The couple were living at San Jose
when the child was taken by the
mother. A search of the entire Pa
cific coast was made before the
woman was located. She will be im
mediately rushed to San Jose to stay
off any habeas corpus proceedings.
Former Stanford Athlete
To Wed U. of C. Girl
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Nov. 15.
News was received today of the en
gagement of Leland Stanford Scott,
one of Stanford's best former all
around athletes, and Miss Marie Mc-
Henry, a member of the 1913 class of
the University of California, whose
home is in Piedmont.
Lee Scott while at Stanford held
the world's pole vault record at 12
feet 10 7-8 inches. He was captain
of the 1910 track team in addition
to bein ga varsity baseball and foot
Liner Acapulco Is
Taken From Service
The Pacific liner Acapulco. after
nearly half a century of active serv
ice, has been withdrawn from the
Panama line and laid up in Oakland
creek. The Newport, rebuilt at an
expense of $200,000, has taken the
Acapulco's place on the lower coast
Company officials say that the
withdrawal of the Acapulco Is tem
porary and for the purpose of making
repairs. The Acapulco was built at
Wilmington, Del., nearly 40 years ago.
Second Vessel of
Big Fleet Arrives
The Kosmos liner Memphis, which
arrived this morning from Hamburg,
is the second to reach here of the new
fleet of 12,000 ton freighters built by
the German company to maintain a
service between the old world and this
coast via the Panama canal. The
Memphis, Captain Ebeling, made the
trip from Hamburg in 90 days. In
addition to a cargo of European
freight, the liner brought 2,000 tons
of nitrate from Chile.
SCOTTISH RITE MASONS
TO EXEMPLIFY DEGREES
A special train of members of Pal
estine chapter No. 6, Knights of the
Rose Croix, Scottish Rite Masons, ar
rived last evening to participate in
the exemplification of the fifteenth
and sixteenth degrees by San Fran
cisco chapter No. 1. California chapter
No. 5 will this evening exemplify the
seventeenth and eighteenth degrees
at Scottish Rite temple.
HOTEL SIDEWALKS WILL
BE CUT TO NINE FEET
At the request of the St. Francis
management the board of works has
agreed to reduce the width of the
sidewalks in the east side of Powell
street between Geary and Post from
16 to 9 feet to afford more room for
vehicles. The cost of the work will
be borne by the hotel.
Secretary of Labor Prefers
Prison Site to Angel Island
Dressed in a frock coat a la Bryan
and wrinkled trousers to match, Sec
retary of Labor William B. Wilson
was the most democratic and incon
spicuous person in the lobby of the
Palace this morning. He smoked a
very black cigar while he talked of
the problems of immigration and
labor which have brought him to the
coast. Only once was he "interrupted,
and that was when Major General
Arthur Murray called to pay him his
respects. The two distinguished men
chatted for a moment, and then the
secretary Jumped into a taxicab and
was whirled away to visit Angel
island this morning, followed this
afternoon by an inspection of Alcatraz
military prison. He was accompanied
by Commissioner of Immigration
"Immigration to the Pacific coast
will be gradual," said Mr. Wilson. "I
believe that the Pacific coast is in no
danger of being 'overrun by hordes
of Immigrants,' as the influx will be
gradual—by far the best way. In
this way they will be assimilated
without hardship either to the people
of Calirornia or to themselves."
Mr. Wilson said that he had a pre
conceived opinion that Angel Island
was not suitable for an Immigration
station, and he Intimated that he will
be in a position, after a thorough in
spection of the Institution, to rec
ommend some "much needed im
provements." He said that It was
too far from the mainland to allow
efficiency in handling the Immigrants.
Alcatraz island would be more suit
able for an immigration station, he
Tonight Mr. Wilscon will address
a meeting ot the trades unionists at
the Building Trades council, Four
teenth and Guerrero streets. He will
remain here until Wednesday.
CUTS PHONE RATES
Board's Over Reducing
Charges to Save Califor
nians $526,000 Yearly
Continued From Pace 1
city service to bear an "undue pro
portion of the burden of the long: dis
tance service," as heretofore 15 per
cent of the longr distance revenue has
been accredited to the city exchanges.
The commission directs that this be
doubled to 30 per cent.
In point of importance and in far
reaching effects the telephone inves
tigation ranks with the Wells Fargo
NEW RATE IS CENT
The new rates will be one-half a
cent per ail line mile for two min
utes' conversation, with 50 per cent
increase for every additional minute
or fraction there* Of.
As in the express case, the commis
sion divides the state into zones,
adopting the postal route blocks and
sections. Points within the same
block of seven miles square take the
same rate. When the distance ex
ceeds 300 miles, common rates are
made from sections 35 miles square.
The telephone case came before the
commission on three issues, which
were later consolidated Into one hear
ing. The investigation has covered
one year and seven months.
In March, 1912, the Pacific Tele
phone and Telegraph company ap
plied to the commission for authority
to "continue such inequalities" in its
long distance rates as then existed.
In April, 1912, the telephone company
filed a further application with the
commission asking for authority to
substitute an entirely new schedule
of long distanec rates. Thereafter
the commission made an order direct
ing that an investigation be made on
its own behalf into all of the tele
phone company's rates.
After an examination of 64.196
messages the commission finds that
the average time consumed is 1.89
minutes. It therefore directs that
two minutes be adopted as the stand
ard time for a conversation instead
of one minute.
OVERCHARGE IS SET
While two minutes shall be ac
cepted as the standard period of con
versation, overcharge shall be at the
rate of 50 per cent of the standard
rate for each additional minute or
The commission's findings were
based upon the telephone company's
valuation of 17,497,000 for its toll line
properties within the state.
Eugene de Sabla
Sails From Europe
LONDON, Nov. 15.—Eugene de Sabla.
the San Francisc ocapltalist, who has
been in this country in connection
with a deal between American and
British oil interests, sailed for New
York today on the La France. He said
that his trip had been successful.
SAN RAFAEL PLANS FOR
NEW SCHOOL BUILDING
SAN RAFAEL. Nov. 15.—The date
of the election for the purpose of
raising $20,000 for a new school build
ing in West End will be decided upon
by the local board of education Tues
day. The rate of interest, it was de
cided will be 6 per cent. The board
has formed a tentative plan to add
enough to the amount to be voted to
purchase a 15 acre tract between San
Rafael and Sa Anselmo, upon which
to erect a manual training and high
CARRIES BIG CARGO
The steamer Jason, which leaves
tonight for Mexican ports, carries the
largest cargo that has ever been
stored in its holds or on its decks.
The cargo includes 250 tons of dyna
mite to be used in mining operations.
WILL TEST GAME LAW
The People's Fish and Game Pro
tective association has arranged for
a legal battle to test the legality of
recent laws under which the fish and
gaem commission seizes ducks from
the express companies.
WHISKERS! WE LOVE 'EM!
CUT 'EM OFF! NEVER!
•'Take Our Lives, Spare Our Alfalfa,' Say
S. F. Doctors in Answering Chicago Attack
"My life you may have, but my
whiskers, never!" shout some San
Francisco physicians and surgeons
back at their brother who would ban
ish facial foliage
to the pages of
wearing a full six
point zitz step
forth boldly and
admit a good
hedge of whiskers
is an excellent
warming oven for
ceries and vege
The whole thing
started with the
statement of Dr.
Franklin H. Mar
tin, secretary of
the clinical con
gress of the sur
geons of North
■Vmerica, who took
to his feet dur
ing the meet
ing at Chicago
delegates for being dressed like a
flock of weeping willows.
"The day for surgeons to • wear
beards has passed," he declaimed.
Proceeding, he opined a family of
whiskers formed a lovely nest for
germs. Also a lodging house for
horseshoe nails, spaghetti and bacon
and eggs, all of which are superfluous
in a well regulated operating room,
Now comes Dr. Max Magnus, who is
proud of his bushy face, and for one
asserts the sanitation scheme is over
Then Dr. James W. Ward, whose
profile resembles that of any prince of
Wales, Van Dyke style, and admits
the cards are stacked against whisk
ers in the profession. Dr. Charles Mc-
Gettigan. who has a smart little goa
tee, backs up Dr. Ward.
Here what a few San Franciscans
say about it:
Dr. James W.
a big argument
in favor of the
face in the oper
ating room. I
have been wear
ing my whiskers
for years be
cause I think
are not cleanly.
In my opinion it
is only a matter
of time until
Dr. Ward's Van
and cultivated as carefully as an Eng
lish box hedge.
Dr. Winalow Anderson—l suppose it
is scientifically better to think of a
physician or surgeon with no hair
at all. If we are going to deprive
our brothers of their little pleasures
in the way of Van Dyke and King
William, let's go through with the
idea and shave off eyebrows, arms
and body and be baldheaded. Sur
geonl take sufficient precautions in
protecting patients from their faces.
You find many more foreign doctors
and surgeons wearing whiskers.
Dr. Anderson claims something of a
IN MINING DEAL
MARYSVILLE. Nov. 15.—One of the
most gigantic mining graft charges
ever made in northern California is
contained In a complaint filed here,
when George W. Lischer et al. insti
tuted suit against the Consolidated
Willow Mining company, praying
judgment to compel the directors to
account for $110,000 and to deposit
nearly $250,000 for shares which the
directors are alleged to have illegally
The complaint says the directors
entered into a nlnfamous' conspiracy
to defraud the corporation. The min
ing claims, which are located in this
county, are said to be practically
worthless. They were secured by W.
F. Mills, E. E. Drake, W. J. Morgan
and M. R. Roberts, eastern men, who
after incorporating floated the stock
among the German settlers in Mis
Beside securing the money through
the sale of the stock, It Is charged
the directors entered Into a conspi
racy to secure the property, and by
means of a trumped up claim Super
intendent C. L. Crane obtained judg
ment against the company for
$2,009, which he sold to W. J. Morgan,
a director, who later caused execution
and purchased the property at the
sheriff's sale. Had the complaint
been deferred another day W. J. Mor
gan would have secured a sheriff's
deed to the entire property.
Concert Program at
North Beach Sunday
The following program will be
given by the municipal band, under
direction of John A. Keogh, in North
Beach playground. Powell and Green
wich streets, at 2 o'clock tomorrow
"The Star Spangled Banner": march. "Dis
tant Greeting" (A. Dorlngi: overture, "Magic
Flute" (W. A. Mozart: scenes from "Faust"
(Charles Gounod), introducing the "Students'
Drinking Song," duet of Faust and Marguerite
and "Soldiers' Choru»"; waltz, "Artists' Life"
(Johann Strauss): vocal solo, (a) "You Can't
Stop Me From Loving You" (Henry Marshall),
(hi "Cross the Mason and Dixon Line" (Henry
Marshall I, Dan Krueger.. barytone: selection.
"American Home Songs" (E. Ascher); quartet.
"Rlgoletto" (Gulseppi Verdi; popular melodies,
(a) "When It s Apple Blossom Time in Nor
mandy" (Meller Gilford). (a> "Oh! You Circus
Boy" (J. Monaco; airs from "Tbe Dollar Prin
cess" (Lee Fall: march. "Pettlbone's Compli
ments"' (Herman Bcllstedt Jr.); "America."
Bank Clearings of
State's Bay Cities
Bank clearings, as reponeu n> *««
California Development Board byithe
several clearing house cities $or the
week ending November 13, 1913.
showing the amount of increase or
decrease fro mthe amount of clearings
for the corresponding week of 1912:
San Franciw0....554..'>»0.«»2 Dec. $«.711.4:52
Los Angeles 24.897,395 Dec. 2,09«..1j»
Oakland :i,9Oo,ti.'tS Dec. 11.77.-.
Sacramento 2.W14.4U7 Inc. 2W.056
San Diego 2.278.604 Deo. 7C7.1.17
Fresno 1.5118.241 Dec. 10.4:1(1
Stockton 1.018.818 Dec. .->0.«8:t
San Jose SO.-1.543 Dec. 180,035
Pasadena 85*.350 Dec. i 4;M,7«3
Bakersfleid 731,923 lac. 350,823
Dr. Max Magnus—They're going a
little too far with this sanitation
idea. If you start In on the beard,
why not have all the doctors and
surgeons baldheaded, and have them
shave their arms •ana^n^n^n^nMnmai
before every op
gauze mask is
tion. In my
opinion there Is
else the surgeon
or doctor does
If we must be as
pure as angels
let's sew -up out
mouths and put
sacks on oui
noses when we
nus, a German
of the old school
carries - a virile,
ruddy face »
of whiskers that reach from one ear
to the other.
Dr. Cnarles D. McGettlgan—Physi
cians and surgeons are getting
away from the beard idea gradually.
I think a clean shaven face is best
for the operating room. Fewer and
fewer American physicians and sur
geons wear beards. I would not be
surprised to see a time when all
members of the profession are clean
Dr. McGettigan owns a carefully
cropped mustache and a goatee that
is not much for size.
Dr. Milton Francis Clark—l haven't
any thought of cutting off my mous
tache and my beard is browing out
again. I think the biggest danger
of infection is from the mouth.
Therefore a mustache is an aid to
sanitation, as the germs have to
percolate through lt, you see a
large number of them would get
lodged and never do any damage.
A man who has
a beard washes
his face more
often than a
man. If the
beard goes be
cause of the san
ment, why not
shave the head?
Not one man in
100 washes his
head once a
week. It is a
proven fact the
mouth and nose
are more liable
to be offenders
wears a goatee.
Dr. J. Wilson Shieia—l am not a
shaven face has the best repute.
Speaking solely from the standpoint
of a medical man. I would say there
are possibilities in insanitary
whisker*; It is a commonly known
fact that whenever a man is known
to be tubercular and possesses a
beard at the same time, the first
thing that happens to him is that
his face is shaved. I am in favor of
Dr. Shiels wears nothing on his face
but his features.
SLINGSBY CASE IS
GIVEN NEW ANGLE
Andrew Thorne received a cable
gram today announcing that Douglas
Young, British vice consul, who has
been acting as the agent of the Brit
ish high court of chancery in hearing
the depositions in the Slingsby "baby
substitution" case, is given additional
jurisdiction to go to Sacramento to
take the depositions of Dr. W. F.
Snow, secretary, and other attaches of
the state board of health.
Thorne announces that he will make
the Sacramento trip as soop as it is
agreeable to Attorney Dibble and
Lieutenant and Mrs. Charles H. R.
The hearing will be resumed Tuesday.
The Men's Shoe Department
5s located in the new addition to the Men's
Furnishing Department on Post street.
Men's gun metal calf, tan and patent colt
shoes, including English models and high
toes, lace, button or Mucher styles.
$4.00, $4.50 and $5.00 pair.
Men's gun metal and tan Russia calf, but
ton, blucher or lace shoes, single or double
$5.50 to $7.00 pair.
Boyden's fine hand sewed shoes in all leatn=»
. ers; authoritative styles.
$7.00 to $10.00 pair.
Stole agents for Thomas Cort's custom made
$10.00 pair and upward.
. Qoli and Tennis Shoes and Riding Boots.
Night of Stars Before Full
House in Leoncavallo
It was a night of stars at the Tivoli
last night. Melis, Montesanto, Botta
and Anitua assisted Leoncavallo, who
wrote and conducted the opera, gave
a performance of "Zaza" that will be
talked of in San Francisco for many
days to come. And this to a house
jammed with white fronts and gleam
ing shoulders. Unquestionably the
presence of such an audience had its
effect on the singers, particularly
Carmen Melis. If this woman had
played nothing else during the pres
ent season, her characterization last
night of the lachrymose French musio
hall singer would have placed her on
the top round of the ladder of artistic
She ran the entire gamut of emo
tion from the time when she flashed
on the vision with a lighthearted quip
for her fellow Bohemians of the Pari
sian music hall stage until the final
curtain left her prone on the floor
of her little parlor, sobbing away her
illusions with a heartrending pathos.
KISSED AND KISSED AGAIN
A rare mistress of facial expression
is Carmen Melis. She made real the
jealous quarrel between herself and
Floriana (Lulsa Cechetti) over the In.
terloper, Dufresne. She had the whole
stagef ul of singers in this scene surg
ing and swaying with true Latin spirit
and vivacity. And then she stamped
and stormed all over the place until
Botta, as Dufresne, kissed her soundly
en the neck; her great expressive
black eyes lit up with delight as she
cried out with pleasure at the caress,
and she and Botta broke into a duet
that left the house yelling with ap
probation. It was during the curtain
calls after this first act that Melis
and Anitua added to the gayety of the
evening by kissing the genial Leon
cavallo on both cheeks.
MONTESANTO THE ADONIS
Montesanto, the Adonis of the com
pany, ran a close second to Melis for
the chief honors of the evening. In
rare vocal trim, he sang the difficult
part of Cascart. the stage partner of
Zaza, who remains loyal to her, even
after she has flouted him for Du
fresne. Montesanto showed his rare
histrionic ability, and after his mag
nificent rendition of his big aria in
the second act was powerless to go
on with the action of the opera until
he had repeated the song.
Botta had a thankless role as Du
fresne, and although he scored heav
ily ?n the part, particularly in the
tragic aria of the third act, his voice
showed traces of strain, due probably
SPECIAL MENTION FOR AIDA
Special mention is coming to little
Lily Bacigalupi, who played the part
of Toto, daughter of Dufresne and who
had the difficult task of synchronizing
her dialogues with the tempos of the
orchestra. It was perfectly and dis
tinctly done, and the child got a big
The entire production was uniform
ly splendid—costumes, scenery, or
chestra, chorus —all showed evidences
of careful rehearsal. The first scene
in particular, that of a music hall
stage, showed to the fullest degree a
faithful picture of the real Parisian
Bohemian at work and at play.
This afternoon "Thais" will be
given and tonight Verdi's great
Peace Committee May
Buy Washington Manor
LONDON, Nov. 15 —It is stated that
the committee which has been formed
to celebrate the 100 years of peace
among the English speaking people
has purchased Sulgrave manor, Wash
ington's ancestral home.
WILL ATTEND CONGRESS
Mrs. Lovell "White, clubwoman of
thl* city. Is on her way to Washington
as delegate to the National Conserva
tion congress and the Woman's Na
tional Rivers and Harbors congress