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VOLUME 115.—N0. 2
4 FIRES AT
Resources of Department Are
Taxed to Extinguish Blaze
in Downtown District
Four different fires, one of which
was a second alarm, taxed the re
sources of the fire department early
this morning and caused considerable
excitement In the downtown section
of the city. In all, about $35,600 dam
■ age was done to property. The Un
usual feature of the fires was that all
three started about ths same time,
requiring almost the entire strength
of the fire department In the eastern
portion of the city to fight them.
CIGARS ARK HI H\K»
The first fire started in Glaser
Brothers' Cigar company plant, south
west corner of Montgomery and Mer-'
rtiant streets. The flames spread rap
idly through the store and storeroom
in the fear and thence up to an empty
office building above, and Negro A
O'Brien's restaurant, adjoining, in
Merchant street. The large stock of j
rfgars was destroyed" and considerable I
trouble was experienced by the de- j
partment in extinguishing the blaze, j
It was necessary to sound a seoond |
alarm for -this fife. -Damage Is esti- ,
mated at $30,000. The damage to the
restaurant was small. '
• jCAFE IS DAMAGED
Alftiost a*t the same moment a fire;
wa? -discovered in the rear of the;
Turkish cafe,. 1024 Kearitv street. Ap- j
paraius rushing, "to .the.Glaser Broth-'
rfs' lire was directed "to the Turkish j
cafe, while ntore . sngines clesed in'
from the outlying districts to meet:
the 'unusual ehiergency. The flames
at the Turkish cafe spread up the rear
of the building, causing damage to
the extent of $-6,000. . ..
BLAZE IN HOTEL ..
While these two fires were burning
a third was discovered at the New
Mint hotel, 141 Fifth street. . ..The
smoke 'from this blaze, which origi
nated in the basement, spread up
through the stairway, filling the upper
four stories with smoke and causing
great excitement among the guests.
The cause of the fire is unknown. Mrs.
Dorgan is pcoprietor of the place.
Damage was ■' done to the extent ef
$600. ' ■ • ° . • .'
."A fourth-fire this" morning destroyed
a one story cottage' at 35 Laidley
' street near Twenty-ninth, ... 1
Opera House Scheme
Supervisor-Alexander T. Vogelsang, i
who.is at' Washington with the Hetch !
Hetchy- delegation, .has wired- his ap- J
proval of the suggested compromise !
in the municipal opens house, contro- j
versy : ". ' *. • '••..** ; '. . •
''.He ' agrees wltn • Supervisor Paul ]
Bancroft,. A: 8. Baldwin, the real es- ]
. tat"£. man. - and others that Mayor!
Rolph's' objections might be met by
the city being given the right to. take
over the opera house and special seat
privileges by paying to the subscrib
ers the amount of their donations: ■ j
Vogelsang states that, if such a pro
vision" .was incorporated in the ordl- j
nance it should silence all criticism.
b«t in his opinon the option would !
never be taken advantage of by the
city. He thinks the original plan !
would prove so acceptable that the
city would never desire to take over |
the building. • ••; .
s New Life and New Hope
••v- You are an able bodied man
You work hard all the time
But you don't seem to get ahead
You're just about where you were last year and
the year before
It costs more to live, but you don't cam more
You have more experience and greater skill
But mighty little more property , -
Your children will do the same
You're in a rut, and they'll follow suit
Get out into the country —go to Valley Oaks—
9 . c be a farmer
Grow what you and your family eat
Sell the surplus and accumulate
Others are doing it—you can do it
At Valley Oaks we'll sell you a little farm
Install a Pump and Motor
Raise berries, fruits, vegetables, alfalfa
Keep cows and hogs—there's a lot of profit in
• Come to see vs —let us tell you about the easy
And the many advantages for you at Valley Oaks
f"l I*| £3k Xy STI.\E & KEXDRICK,
iJlillV %JL> 23 MoßtKomtrr St..
_ _ _ _ , Saa Fraaclaeoi
Pleaso send me Valley Oaks
Kendrick vat a
23 Montgomery St.
San Francisco ci 202Y5'
'Here's How' Said Bay Nag
'Happy Days' Said Black
Water Wagon Horses Drink
"Here's how!" said the bay.
"Happy days!" said the black.
"The bouquet of this white wine is
exquisite," said the bay. :
"It's got nothing on this." sajd the
I brunette nag, taking a draught from
; the bottle of red.
"Have another," said the bay. !
"Don't care if I do." said the black.
No wonder Spencer Wastrom, de
liveryman for a wine house, missed
precious bottles of liquor from his
For several days in succession he
discovered that wine had been stolen;
always it was the wine that comes in
straw oovered bottles. He could not
explain the mystery, for he never
would leave the wagon when any sus
picious characters '■ were about. He
blamed his customers, but did not
dare charge them with the^crirhe.
Organized Labor to
Have 1915 Building!
Organized labor will have a build
ing and exhibit at the exposition.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of .Labor, after
a conference with the exposition of
[■ ficials, came to this decision yester
; day. It was at first planned to have
; the labor exhibit- in the social eco.-"
j nomics palace, but Gompers decided j
an independent exhibit Would offer
Members of the Indiana exposition j
commission yest«.fday -visited their i
i state's site in the exposition grounds :
and plans will soon be drawn for'the
structure. . . • , .
ALFALFA GROWERS WILL
MEET AT FAIR IN 1915
CHICAGO, Dec. 2.—Alfalfa growers j
from the western and central states :
met here today to effect a permanent.!
organization. Plans were made to hold !
the first national congress of'alfalfa
growers at the Panama-Pacific expo
sition, v ; ' .• •/ •
THORNTON GUEST OF HONOR
Rev. Walter F. Thornton, new prest-
I dent of the University of Santa Clara, I
was guest of honor at.a dinner glverr ]
by the Santa Clara club last night.
I Toasts were given by J. -T. \|cDevitt, :
; Rev. W. F. Thornton. Dr. F. R. Qrella,.
; Rev. James Galvln, W. F. : .Humphrey, ;
J. H. Riordan and B. V. Sargent. ■ I
. , • • ,
ACQUITTED OF ARSON !
John J. O'Hara, a carpenter of ,'£s2 J
Carolina street, was' acquitted by a j
i jury in Superior Judge Griffin's court |
today on a charge of arson". •'-..• j
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
But yesterday the culprits were dis
covered. Wastrom left his wagon in
front of the sprinkling cart that
operates near Mission and Eighteenth
streets, and when he returned to the
spot he found that the horses, a black
and a bay, attached to the water :
wagon Tvere nibbling at the straw '
covered bottles, and he overheard the'
equine equivalent of the conversation
previously noted. • •
What startled Wastrom most of all ]
Was the fact that the horses were on
the water wagon when they took the i
bottles from the wine wagon,-ate off j
the straw and hurled, the discarded j
glassware on the pavement. '
fmgara credit terms made to suit you mpHMnPl^
Li M J iVf 1 1M I'M IWfl 111 WOi il>ll AT THESE SAME LOW SALE PRICES 11 Y \j JUlTrflgiU it \Wi i Lf*Bl p
j j || j? 9
DorVt A" 0 M »" U^" C ° me Morning and Select Your Furniture and floor Coverings I
Huriy Out Sale $89.00 J St j H
(Exactly I,lke Cnt) ' — lA n . * . n . . n . m (ivsactry Liite cut> .-Lars;* French Bevel Plate Mirror, ml
~S&SSJtt&2StJ£ This Elegant 3-Piece Tapestry Overstuffed Parlor Suite Hurry Out (1 OCC mm*your eia oe I
Hittry Cai'sale for 3 Pieces $67.85 J, Sale Price 3»U.00 J | "»"» $18.95 Jj ■
Everything in This Entire House Greatly Reduced in Price—Sea the Large Pink Sale Tags on Everything j
40 to 52 O'Farrell Street Just a Few Steps From Market San Francisco, Cal. |j
LThis Sale Is for the Sole Purpose of Hurrying Out AH Pres-en^
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1913
Lightly clad and brandishing a
large cleaver, a madman who ran
amuck in Washington street near Da
vis street early this rooming was
shot down by two policemen after an
exciting chase of more than five
blocks. The' shooting occurred only
when the demented man turned in his
tracks and made an attack on the
The man is believed to be Manuel
Plsquero of il Washington street. He
was shot in the leg by Policemen Pat
rick J. Murray and Andrew Rlmllnger
of the harbor station. He was imme
diately removed to the harbor emer
gency hospital for treatment and
thence to the detention hospital.
The policemen first discovered the
man as he emerged from an alley in
Washington street. It was just before
daylight, and his condition then was
not observed. Several minutes later
he was again seen by the officers run
ning down Davis street yelling loudly.
Several citizens who were in the
neighborhood sought protection by ap
pealing to the policemen.
As the man passed a nearby lamp
post it was seen that he wore only a
pair of trousers.* Tho officers imme
diately gave chase. After running five
blocks the man stopped short, and
with upraised cleaver rushed toward
the officers. Policeman Murray felled
htm by a bullet through the left leg.
Balboa Pounding to
Pieces; Captain and
Crew Cling to Rigging
Meager dispatches received this
morning from Grays Harbor say that
the four masted schooner Balboa is
rapidly pounding to pieces one mile
north of the north jetty at the en
trance of the harbor, and that the
captain, flrst mate and five of the crew
are clinging to the rigging to escape
the battering seas. ■
Two tugs are standing by, ready to
give what assistance they can. Last
night they got a line aboard and five
men were saved, but the line then
The Espada. sister ship to the Bal
boa, is safely at anchor inside the
harbor. The Balboa is owned by
George E. Billings & Co.. is worth
$40,000 and carries no Insurance.
TAX ASSOCIATION FAVORS
NEW COUNTY INFIRMARY
The Alameda County Tax associa
tion sent a communication to the
board of supervisors in Oakland yes
terday, making clear its position in
the county infirmary matter. The
organization favors the erection of a
new county infirmary on the site of
the present one, and urges that this
project be not confused in the minds
of voters with the proposition to
build a separate county hospital some
where in Oakland.
In the letter Mark L, Requa, presi
dent of the Tax association, declares
that he thinks it unnecessary to spend
a million dollars, as has been suggest
ed, but says that buildings sufficient
for the needs of the inmates should
To Cnre m Cold in One Day
Take* LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets.
Prugrtat* refund money If it fails to care. B.
W. QROVE'B signature la on each box. 25c.—
SANTA ROSA, Dec. 2.—Wallace
Smith, capitalist of Willits, reputed
to be one of the wealthiest men in
Mendocino county, committed suicide
yesterday in a pasture back of his
country residence by shooting him
self with a 22 caliber rifle.
His body was not found until late
in the evening, when employes went
out to look for the cows.
Smith was found propped up against
a tree with a small hole in his fore
head, midway between the eyes. Be
side the body lay the rifle with an
empty shell in the barrel. Smith was
apparently happy and undoubtedly
prosperous. No cause is known for
his act and its cause is shrouded in
DEPRECATES MONEY BILL
Addressing: a meeting: of the Mission
Street Merchants' association. S. F.
Smith, cashier of the Mission bank,
deprecated the new proposed currency
bill on the ground that it would give
undue control of finances to politi
CENTRAL W. C. T. U. MEETS
The Central Women's Christian
Temperance union will meet tomorrow
at 2:30 in the Trinity Methodist
church, corner of Sixteenth and Mar
ket streets. •
First Great Daily
PRICE ONE CENT
No Water Ferry for
This Commuter; Will
Fly Across the Bay
Visions of busy commuters of both
sexes, managers and stenographers,
plying their way to and from San
Francisco over Goat island by aero
planes are aroused with the declara
tion of J. B. Struble, manager of an
electric switch company with offices
in the Pacific building, Sag Francisco,
that he will shortly commute between
his Oakland home and his office by
aeroplane. Struble, after studying
aviation for some years, has given an
order for the construction of a hydro
aeroplane for his dally use. The or
der was taken by the aviator, Silas
ChristofTerson of San Francisco, and
the modern commuter expects to be
gin flying to work within tho month.
Sues Own Wife to
Recover 23,000 Acres
Seeking to recover title to 2".000
acres of land near Dunnlgan In Yolo
county, William R. Laugenour, for
merly of Oakland, has commenced suit
against his wife, Mrs. firma Lauge
nour, in Woodland. The suit is an
other chapter in the marital trqubles
of the couple, which began with the
filing of suit for divorce in San Fran
cisco by Mrs. Laugenour.
The Law Reform league, meeting in
the Pacific building last night, for
mally indorsed three proposed amend
ments to the state laws regarding
procedure in civil actions.
WILL HOLD MEETING
The regular monthly meeting of the-
Federation of Federal Qlvll Service
Employes, San Frartclsco branch, wity
be held Tuesday evening, December'
9, at Shasta hall. Native Sons' building.
SAN JOSE. Dec. 2.—Brought bfve*
to San Jose from San Francisco by a
detective, Miss Josephine Call broke
down last evening and told her story
to County Detective William Drelson
meyer. The girl, who is only 17, de
nied that she had eloped with Domi
nik Alse, and said that she had really
been kidnaped and forced to simulate
affection for her father's former hired
man through fear that he would
kill herself and members of her fam
ily unless she did so.
Alse was also brought back to San
Jotfb on a warrant charging kidnap
ing and Miss Call's brother, Charles'
J. Call, vice president of an Oakland
express service, promises to prosecute
, Miss Call Is" the daughter of a well
to do Italian rancher and is both beau
tiful and accomplished.
Last Friday morning, according te
the girl's story, she was led into the
stpeet on a subterfuge and then
• thrown into a waiting- automobile by
three ' young men. including Alse.
When she struggled Alse threatened
to kilj her and the members of her
family, she said, so she was forced
through fear to appear to assent to