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« W.I. AM) POST. VOL. 94. NO. U*.
KAX rRANCrSOO CAUL, VOL 115. NO. 23.
FLEEING CONVICTS RAID WOMAN'S HOME; STEAL GUNS
San Quentin Escapes Flee to
HilFs With Arms: Posses
Ready to Do Battle With
Armed with two pistols and a rifle.
Frank Melville and James Hurley,
who escaped from San Quentin last
Tuesday night, are hiding today in the
hills near San Rafael ready to give
battle to the posses of 100 men who
are scouring the country.
Made bold by desperation, the two
men made a raid last night on the
home of Mrs. Eva Koenig, in Irwin
street, San Rafael, and robbed the
Place of firearms and clothing.
Then they beat a hasty retreat to the
hills again, where they have been
eluding the man hunters since Tues
day night. ,
FAT Willi.F IN HOI «X
Besides robbing the house the men
left evidence that they were fam
ished when they came there. They
cooked eggs on an oil burner and
helped themselves to food. ■
une of the convicts left a pair of
i overalls and took a suit of brown
* . lothes and a hat. Due of the fugi
tives wore overalls when the two es
caped from the prison Tuesday.
That the men were' looking for
carried by the robbers Into the Koenig
house and abandoned. As a pawning ,
article the fur coat would have been
POMES A ItF W ARNFD
Sheriff Keating this morning paled
when he learned of the robbery of the
Koenig home and that the convicts
were armed. He sent warnings to his
men In the hills. Fearing that the men
can not now be captured excepting
after a bloody battle, the man hunters
are taking extra precautions in their
Both of the convicts are desperate
gunmen. Before he was captured two
years ago near Sacramento Melville,
standing waist deep in water, held off
the pursuers for two hours.
W hen they escaped Tuesday night
both were armed only with knives.
They were seen on the roof of the cell
house by another convict, whom they
threatened to kill If he gave the
alarm. The convict obeyed their com
REtOI.VERS INT I,OOT
Just when the robbery occurred Is
not known, but the time has been
fl<ed by circumstances between 9 and
A ll o'clock last night. Besides the
two revolvers and the rifle the rob
bers took a red sweater and a fur
coat belonging to a woman.
The fact that the convicts were in
the vicinity of San Rafael was estab
lished yesterday by a chicken rancher
p«»ar the town, who saw both of them,
nnd whose description tallied closely
with that of Hurley and Melville.
Nineteen Drowned in
Storm Off Denmark
By Associated Press.
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 26—Nineteen
fishermen have been drowned off
Tl oshaven, Faroe Islands, in a hurrl
cene, which wrecked many small craft.
No earthly excuse for
your rooms being vacant.
Every day changes take
place and people look for
new and desirable quarters.
They look in The Call-Post
Want Ad columns. They
don't know about your va
cant room unless your ad is
there. Phone Kearny 86,
V/ant Ad Dept., for an ad
taker or have one of our
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
Facts About the
Escape and Hunt
for 2 Convicts
TUESDAY night Frank
Melville and James Hur
ley, long term convicts in San
Quentin for robbery, escaped
by climbing from the roof of
the cellhouse with the aid of
Last night the two desper
adoes made a raid on San
Rafael, robbing the home of
Mrs. Eva Koenig and arming
themselves with two pistols
and a rifle. They again fled
to the hills surrounding the
Posses numbering 100 men
from the sheriff's office in
Marin county and the peniten
tiary, scouring the hills about
San Rafael, have failed to find
any trace of the fugitives.
At 6 o'clock Wednesday
morning Hurley was found in
the barn of the Murray broth
ers near Kentfield, but es
caped through a trapdoor.
A white skiff missing from
the Greenbrae wharf led to
the theory that the convicts
had crossed the bay yesterday.
Discovers Blaze in Mansion
and Calms Woman While
Flames Are Extinguished
GULF PORT, Miss. Dec. l'6—Presi
dent Wilson discovered the home of
Mrs. J. H. Neville on fire here today,
and while he directed two chauffeurs
and two secret service men how to
extinguish the blaze he allayed Mrs.
Neville s feats.
The president was returning to Pass
Christian from a golf course and was
riding la the front seat of an automo.
bile when he saw smoke coming from
the roof of the Neville home.
He quickly alighted from the car
and went into the house, wherd he
greeted Mrs. Neville.
"Your house l» oa Bre. but don't
be alarmed. These gentlemen here
Mill put it out if >on will short
them lion to get to the attic."
said President Wilson to Mrs. Ne
While the two secret service men,
James Sloan and Jack Whaeler, and
the two chauffeurs, Charles Fredri' ks
and George Robinson, rushed upstairs
Mr. Wilson quieted Mrs. Neville and
assured her she was in no danger and
that her home would not be destroyed.
Digs Through Walls;
Old Clothes His Loot
After spending probably a week fn
digging through three thick brick
walls that separated a vacant store at
441 Mason street from the store of
the Harris Cleaning and Dyeing com
pany, 449 Mason, the only reward a
burglar got was two suits of clothing
i that had been left to be cleaned. The
i burglary was discovered this morn
Lopez's Lair Not to
Be Opened for Week
By Associated Press.
BINGHAM, Utah., Dec. 26. —Despite
any indication that Ralph Lopez,
slayer of six men. Is alive In the
Ttah-Apex mine. Sheriff Smith an
nounced today that the bulkheads
would not be removed and the work
ings searched until after New Year
day. A blizzard is sweeping through
the canyon and whipping the cliffs
where the deputies keep guard at
Score Buried When
Shelter House Falls
'By Associated Press.
CLEVELAND, 0.. Dec. 26.-—Several
I persons were Injured and a score were
J buried in wreckage this morning when
j a shelter house on the public square
' was blown down by the high wind
which accompanied the snow here.
The shelter "house \was crowded with
persons waiting for streetcars when
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FOURTEEN PAGES —SAX FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1913—PAGES 1 TO 8
Seas Flood Venice Hotels; Trap Guests
GAS KING IN
John Galen Howard and John
A. Britton in Royal Battle
for Poetic Crown
Hist: The duel is on:
John A. Britton, vice president and
general manager of the Pacific Gas
and Electric company and John Galen
Howard. San Francisco's consulting
architect de luxe, have entered the
lists in deadly combat fo. - the favor of
fair Melpomene, goddess of verse.
!t is no fanciful knight errant tilt.
Mounted on their white winged
chargers, Pegasus No. and Xo. -, the
doughty duelists are armed to the
teeth. There was a free choice of
weapons. Howard advances with his
architect's compass held aloft in his
Strong right arm, while sheathed at
his side is his broad "T" square and
lIItITTOX To lilt: ATT %<' X
the attack with his famous slogan,
"Pacific Service," emblazoned upon his
shield. His coat of mail is light, con
sisting only of a coil of high tension
electric wires, but he flourishes a
three foot section of gas pipe with
fearless mien, and for the final blow
h>- holds v monthly gas Jjill -clenched
In his fist.
It was Howard who threw down the
challenging glove In this poetic con
test, when he presented the unsuspect
ing world with a skyscraper epic In
blank verse, printed upon imported
Italian paper and selling for $6 a
book. I'ntll then none suspected that
tiie.cit.Vs |3S a day consulting archi
tect was a builder of poems as well
»;i.OH\ NOT FOH I.O\(.
But his glory was not for long. Kn
ter John A. Britton. the gas king,
rival claimant for the favors of the
muse. Britton scorns imported paper
und imported subjects of past cen
turies. He bestows his poem upon
the public free and without trim
mings, right in the front of the De
cember number of the Pacific Service
magazine. It is called "California's
Britton knows a thing or two about
meters, both of the gas and kilometer
variety. Here are a few cubic feet
of the product:
OI R STATE
Its ranlrrn rim hold hill* of KrnnHe
>vow capped, serfaled tm the skies
its western edge l>y tropic vrate* em
And 'tween them valley rati, and
Another one of higher voltage and
on a direct current is this:
Fantastic spider* weaves their sil
From pine to ilr, from llr to pine.
And drops of crystal dew like strings
Hang ail along the spider's line.
Note: The line referred to above
has nothing to do with the lines of
the company. This is a poem, not
Britton hurls mighty defiance at
Howard's heavy structure when he
lets this one out of the dynamo:
Wild roars the pea I of thunder 'tween
The lighting pla?n nmld the tree*.
The brilliant nun be jewel* fertile
W hlle ocean rlppic« to the breer.e.
It promises to be a fearful battle.
Britton has the better of Howard in
weight, but the latter is strong on
endurance. His poem is some 140
pages long, while Britton's is only a
couple of pages. Meanwhile the gas
rate will remain the same.
Dr. O'Brien Succeeds
Self on Health Board
Mayor Rolph today appointed Dr.
A. P. O'Brien to succeed himself as a
member of the board of health. His
term expires tomorrow. He was ap
pointed a year ago, vice Doctor Hunt
ington, who resigned to look after
Balkan States Resume
Br Associated Press.
SOFIA, Dec. 26.—Diplomatic rela
tions between Servia and Bulgaria
have been resumed
Multimillionaire's Son Claimed
Bride Year Ago, but Kept
LOS AXGKI.KS. Dec. 2fi.—Closely
following the announcement of the
marriage of Mrs. Charles Canfield, (11
--votced wife of the only son of the
late C. A. Canfield, multi-millionaire
of this city, to Herbert Baetz of Pitts
burg, comes today the news that
young Canfield himself has "been re
lrarried for more than a year.
His present wife was formerly Mist
Peal I Shafer. daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. N. 1.. Sliafe rof San Francisco.
Canfield claimed her as his bride a
year ago last October, immediately
after his final 4ecre« of divorce was
They were married in llermosillo,
Mexico. Six months ago they came to
Los Angeles to make their home.
Mis. Canfield is one of the most
beautiful women in California, and
was a stage favorite before her pres
The former Mrs. Canfield was the
wife of Charles Vorba, son of the old
Spanish family of YLprbas, well known
.\". 1.. S.. ilet father of Mrs. Canfield,
Is president of the National Callo
phoue company, with offices In the
Lick building. The Shafer home is
at 11H8 Fulton etreet.
10 Reported Dead in
Storm That Smashes
Coast of New Jersey
MAV\>UI IV V I>ee. 2H.—
Iteports itil- afternoon Miiid 10
Uvea had !><•<• n lost in (he \<-w
,ler»e> eoiixt Htorm.
SEABRIGHT. N. J . Dec. tt. —Three
men swept to death and damage esti
mated at $.">OO.OOO resulted from a
ftO mile gale which swept New Jer
sey's coast today. The sea was
hurled upon the land like a tidal
wave. Houses were blown down and
washed away. The city's lighting
plant was put out of commission.
Three hundred were forced to flee
from their homes.
Two boats were driven ashore. To
the mast of one vessel three men were
seen clinging. The big waves drove
live savers back, and the men dropped
one by one into the boiling sea and
Sick Judge Hears
Case Over Phone
Couple Fined $3 Apiece for Kiss
ing—Both Plead Guilty
YONKERS, N. V., Dec. 26.—Trial by
telephone was resorted to today by
City Judge Beat), who is 111 in his
home in Armour Villa park. Sitting
by the fireside, he accepted over the
wire pleas of guilty to disorderly con
dnct from Josph Bush and Miss Anna
Wood of Albany post road, New York
city, and fined them $3 a piece. The
couple were arrested yesterday while
Will Still Is Missing
By Associated Press.
ROME, Dec. 26.—The scaling up of
the late Cardinal Rampolla's apart
ments is denounced as a high handed
and Illegal proceeding In some quar
ters here. "No trace of the cardinal's
missing will has been found.
Near Death in Wreck
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Dee, 26.—Miss Katheririe
A. Page, daughter of Ambassador
Walter H. Page, escaped without in
jury when an automobile In which
she was driving yesterday smashed
into a wall and was wrecked at
Barnes, a southwestern suburb of
LAW LIMIT FOR AUTO KILLERS
CITY JUDGES LAY DOWN RULE
Isidore Caselli (left), chauffeur for Law Bros., whose auto ran down little Carmella Serra, and Louis
Kantor, chauffeur for Ray Knight, arrested for causing the death of J. W. McDermott, bank teller.
ALAMEDA FREE TO
BUY ROAD BONDS
Judge T. W. Harris, in Oakland to
day, dismissed the restraining order
that has been holding Up Alameda
county's deal to purchase $200,000
worth of state highway bonds. The
writ for Injunction was brought by
Mrs. S. J. Ward, at the instigation of
her brother in law. Supervisor Joseph
W. Kelly, who wished to stop the
deal on the ground that the county
could not spare the money. Attorney
Emil Nusbaumer, representing Kelly,
fought the case.
Judge Harris decided the outlay an
investment. ;.nd ruled against the
Uncle of President
Wilson Passes Away
By Associated Press.
CHILLIOOTHB, 0., Dec. 26. —Henry
W. Wood row, an uncle of President
Wilson, died suddenly today at his
home in this city.
Oldest Twins in U. S.
Are Now 95 Years Old
By Associated Presi,
BABYLON. N. V.. Dec. 26. —The
Mum-.v twins. William and Samuel. 95
years old. and said to be the objest
twins in the United States, celebrated
their birthday yesterday.
Bail of Accused Driver Raised
to $200; First Move in
I. U. Cnsclli is arrested for running
ilows three children in bin auto.
One, Carmela Snrrn. 1* in a critical
condition at the Hahnemann hoa
pital. (nielli admits he nan the
The police Judges adopt resolutions
asking the supervisors for better
control of motoriata, and decide to
treat all speeding esses with sever
Dlatrlct Attorney Flckert announces
that he will prosecute all speed of
fenders to the full extent of the
Chief of Police White announces that
Ills department will make a cru
sade against speeders.
officers of the California State Auto
association and the San Francisco
Auto Dealers' association declare
they will asalat the authorities In
every way, indorsing the move
Alarmed by the Increase of auto
mobile speeding and injury to pedes
trians by chauffeurs who flee, as well
as by the prevalence of crime, the po
lice judges of San Francisco today
adopted resolutions as follows:
Abolishing the rale that speeder*
go free with a reprimand on their
Continued on rage 2, Column 2
First Great Daily
Hotel Newstands. OT> T \? AXTT? r'TTXTT 1
Trains and boats. Be. CXVIL- Jli LeW ill U-EilN JL
FOR OIL MAGNATES
SAN JOSE, Dec. 28.—One of the
handsomest country places in Califor
nia is being acquired by Dr. H. J.
Macomber, A. K. Macomber and 1m V.
Darkness, Standard Oil magnates, at
Paicines, near Hollister, San Benito
The Macombers have purchased 10,
--000 acres of land, and Harkness,
father in law of A. K. Macomber and
second vice president of the Stand
ard Oil company, has bought 480 acres
from W. Ll Hawkins.
The whole will be converted into a
big private game preserve. A home
costing $100,000 is being built by
E. C. Calvin's Daughter
Will Wed Tomorrow
Miss Carrie Baker Calvin, daughter
of E. E. Calvin, vice president of the
Southern Pacific, will be married at
the family home, 2135 Sacramento
street, tomorrow afternoon to George
Nelson Laurence of Salt Lake City,
The license to marry was issued this
Nelson arrived in this city before
Christmas and will take his bride to
Salt Lake City after the honeymoon,
Fashionable Diners Soaked by
Combers: Storm Wrecks
Bulkhead: Residences i
VENICE. Dec. 28.—Giant breakers,
runnig twenty feet high on the high
est tide of the winter, today are bat
tering the piers along the beaches at
Venice, Santa Monica, Ocean Park and
Playa del Key, undermining several
residences and tearing out expensive*
walks along the shores.
The breakers broke over bulkheads
guarding the strand today and nearly
drowned between thirty and forty
men and women who were breakfast
ing In the basement grill of a fash
ionable hotel at Ocean Park. Th«
' comber.-! swept over all barriers,
smaslicj m the basement lights and
felf* upon the guests at the. tables.
There was an imruediute rush for
the exits, but none escaped without
BULKHEAD \\ \sllno oi T
Waiters and guests got oat before
the second wave dashed in. but a few
minutes later there w*-:,- several feet
of water in the grill.
Seven blocks of the cement shore
line bulkhead were Washed out. The
bulkhead, whieji cost $70,0u0. was
sunk 17 feet in the sand and was de
signed to withstand any assault of the
sea, but it weakened quickly under
the pounding of the bieakers.
C. C. Davis and Roy Horton, were
washed from the stairway of the
Windward a vein;, pier and rai rowly
escaped drowning in the pounding
The beautiful residences of .1. M.
Herndon. Harry Denning and Hugh
Harrigan, near Venice, arc being un
dermined by the breakers, and it is)
feared that they will topple into the
KING GKOKGK HOTEL FLOODED
The King George hotel, on the ocean
front, was water swept, the cafe and
dining room being flooded.
There were exceptionally high tides
at Redondo and Hermosa beaches, but
no damage was done.
The coast road from the long wharf
at Santa Monica to the mouth of the
Santa Monica canyon is washed out
and entirely Impassably At several
places the waves dashed high over the
speedway, a distance of 250 feet above
the normal high water mark.
The shore about the Bristol pier,
where Nat Goodwin's cafe Is located,
was battered by the breakers, but
the pier escaped damage.
The highest tide of the season is
due tomorrow morning. Today's tide,
maximum, was 7 feet 1 inch.
A DECIDED HIT
Made by Knox. Sold only at Car
roll Stores. Winter colors. Arti
choke, Green, Navy Blue, French
Brown, Pearl and Black. Folded
Silk bands and full satin linings to
match. Price 9».
Give him a Hat Order for Christ
Carroll Hat Order $3
Carrollton Hat Order $4
Stetson Hat Order $4 to $20
Henry Heath Hat Order .$6 to $10
Knox Hat Order $5 to $10
Fownes and Dents Glove orders,
$1.50 to $5.
PAUL T. CARROLL
rOS Market St.. Opo. 3d, and 25 Geary
724 Market St.. Opp. Call Bide