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Fleeing in terror from the body of
a murdered man upon which he had
stumbled at 2:30 o'clock this morning.
August P. Peters, 3434 Naples street,
an employe of the National Ice com
pany, ran into one of the two mur
derers and was himself fired upon by
the thug, who thought Peters was in
pursuit of him. Peters, who encoun
tered the body at Utah and Tenth
ureets. escaped unharmed.
The murdered man remains uniden
tified, and the detectives who were
working on the case have no clew to
those who killed him, but are sure
that there were two concerned in the
crime, which is the most brutal and
mysterious in recent police annals.
The head of the murdered man had
been beaten in with blocks of bitumen
.stkl chunks of coal. His slayers were
in the act of searching his clothes
when frightened away by Peters.
TOO ME\ IWOLVED
Peters was walking along Division
street, a thoroughfare for trains only,
when, near the corner of Utah street,
between Ninth and Tenth, he saw a
man lying dead beside the railroad
track. The dead man was partly un
Terrified at the sight, Peters started
to run along Division street toward
Tenth. About 25 feet ahead of him,
near Tenth street, he saw a man, who,
before Peters realized what was hap
pening, raised a revolver and fired at
him. The man's aim was poor, how
ever, and the shot missed. Peters,
still more terrified, turned down Utah
street, ran some distance and fell
down in the mud.
The shot fired at Peters by the thug
awakened two persons in the neigh
borhood, who notified the police. De
"tectlve James E. Cottle was sent out
at once and found Peters. With him
was George Smith, watchman at Ray
mond's Granite company. Tenth and
I)KS( RIPTION OF VICTIM
Here are some facts about the mur
Height. 5 feet 5 inches.
Weight, about 175. Limbs powerful,
shoulders broad, arms long and well
Hair dark brown and slightly curly.
Features aquiline, nose sharp, nos
trils distending. Cheekbones high
and sharp. Chin square. Smooth
Age between 25 and 30 years.
The suit was a very dark gray,
almost black. It was made by Joseph
& Feiss of Cleveland, Ohio. It had
the retail mark of "Springs Inc., San
Jose." The suit had not been worn
more than two or three days. The
store creases were still apparent. The
only paper in his pockets was a man
ufacturer's guarantee No. 30, for the
UJU (LOTHI\(. \f.y\.
All of the man's clothes were new.
His shirt and collar had been laun
dered. The collar was marked
• I,aran." No. 15. The ink laundry
mark was "1—202." The laundry
majk in the shirt was "t—1070." The
man wore new suspenders, white with
s black line. His armlets, knit red
and blue, were new. as was his neck
tie, a blue and black knitted affair.
His hat was a 6 T B in size, of green
cloth and -marked wit hthe name,
Big Cuts in Every Line for Our Price=Slashing
To buy now means a saving of from 40 to 60
per cent on every garment in this house. We must
have our floors cleared. This is the season of sales,
and as ever Gould, Sullivan & Co. lead in reductions.
sale: of sale of
Ik 4" C C QJC Are 50 P lain tailored man- J| m££ 7C ° ur heavy cheviots, wool
HI J>J,yD nish suits of light and dark /fl 30. I 3 ", laid , S ' black c . h * vlots ' J m all
~ • i L ~ "v " the latest stripes and pat
and $25 00 materials, that sold at $1975 terns There arc only 36 of these and they , old
ll* CQ yC You can select from 83 late J\f CQ 7*? T,l ' s is our f ealure line of low
All J>7,IJ stv! ,. s in check , es and "I 4>S.IJ priced coats> worth $15.00 to
„„j i*. . . rr_7 7. • $19.50. Foil length broadcloth coats, striped
black and white coat and skirt combination. cheviots and blue. Sold a few days ago at $25 00
These were $27.50 to $35.00. to $29.50.
/If Cf (\t\ Wool duvetvnes, corduroys, flf CI ROO Fur trimmed chinchilla coats,
HT PIXUU popHns and'brocade,. The pilars and cuffs of fur.
, , , , • • „ . . W 00l velour lull lined coats in green, Copenhagen
best values at this price ever offered. Only 75 and navy blue . So i d a few | ays ago at $2 0.00
in stock. Formerly $35.00 to $45.00. to $29.50.
At COC (Ml Broadcloth and wool velvets, Z.f $fQ 7*5 Wonderful Persians coats,
HT UU a „ fur tnmraed> and the new f" * I f f wool duvetyne and broadtail
, , ~, , , • , . velour coats, all full lined in all colors. 1 hese are
brocades. The latest short jackets and minaret high-grade coats and sold at $30 to $37.50.
skirt. Suitsthatw.il sell this spring at $45 to $55. flf«2s ofl The coats are Sl,ltable
\lat Qffffc '^ nd new mo ' rc velvets. for afternoon and evening
tJUIIj Xewest <=tyles *ome im- wear. Only 75 on sale. Heavy broadcloths, im
ported models. From $50 to $150.' ~Not two ported Persianas fur collar and cuffs Zibeline,
, voiv ny oat r- r imitation furs and moleskin velvet. New manda
weeks m stock. .NOW ON SALE AT LESS rin sleeves and draped in about the knees. Values
JUAN COST. from $37.50 to $50.00.
Evening Coats and Wraps of the Latest Designs
and Materials at Off
SALE OF SALE OF
An avalanche of street and afternoon dresses of Including latest imported models, ball room
every conceivable design and material. This line creations of Poiret, Drecoll, etc. Frocks of
is cut away below usual sale prices for such goods. daintiest materials and workmanship. The best
Dresses that sold from $25.00 to $75.00. line ever offered at $25 to $150.
Now $9.75 to $40 Now $12.75 to ®55
and A Mention MV 7 ' V * gß^f Until 10P. M.
882 Market Street, Opposite Emporium.
PROVEN AT FAIR;
TREES IN PARADE
Scene at exposition grounds showing giant tree being transported
to its 1915 resting place and another already planted after hav
ing been moved miles.
Whole Forests Taken Up, Roots Boxed and Whole Tree In
tact Shipped Here —Planted at Exposition Grounds
Sailors on vessels coming into port
today created considerable excite
ment along the water front by their
report of having witnessed a miracle,
just after sailing through the Golden
At Fort Point, and when they were
opposite the Panama-Pacific interna
tional exposition grounds, the marin
ers were startled by the sight of
what they took to bp a forest of
growing Christmas trees moving in
stately ranks, marching slowly but
steadily out from the familiar groves
of the Presidio down toward the sea.
They watched the spectacle as it
moved in slow procession across the
exposition grounds to the Marina that
lies between the facade of the expo
sition palaces and the waters of the
strait, and then, fully convinced that
they had either seen a vision or had
witnessed a miracle, came on into
port, accepting it as a good omen.
ALL IS EXPLAINED
A telephone message from the Pre
sidio, in answer to an excited in
quiry from the wharfinger's office,
John McLaren, landscape engineer
for the exposition, not content with
lawns, shrubbery and flowers for the
gardens of the Marina, has had great,
growing trees shipped to the Pre
sidio from different parts of the state,
and these he is now movinsr to the
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL 'AND PORT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, J913
I spot where they will be planted in.
, groves near the water's edge. The
j trees are removed from the ground
i together with the great quantities of
earth and are encased in boxes about
j the roots. They are now being moved
lon especially constructed wagons, by
| which means they are transported
I without harm, several at a time in
i upright positions, to the Marina,
One of the main pieces of statuary
for the Panama-Pacific exposition, the
| model for The Nations of the West,"'
; has been completed and assembled,
! under the supervision of A. Stirling
; Calder, director of sculpture, and the
. work of enlarging the figures is un
| der way.
Frederick G. Roth and Leo Lentell
. collaborated w-ith Calder in designing
j this group. "The Mother of Tomor
| row" is by Calder. The wagon, oxen
i and smaller figures are by Roth and
the outriding Indians by Lentell.
LONDON, Dec. 26.—The Weekly-
Economist, commenting on the Pan
ama-Pacific exposition, reproaches the
British government for refusing a
bare act of courtesy to a great nation
of customers, while it lavishly ex
pends public money on diplomatic ef
fort in pushing the trade of British
armament firms throughout the
STRATHMORE, Dec. 26.—Returns
received on the first shipment of
oranges from this district ditect to
London show that the fruit sold at a
rate equal to $3.60 f. o. b. New York, a
,price which will net a very handsome
profit to the growers.
Strathmore oranges have been eager
ly sought on the London market, and
it is said the demand exceeds the
The oranges are sold to the fancy
JUDGE PLAYS SANTA CLAUS
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26.—Judge
Charles Munro of the divorce depart
ment of the superior court acted as
Santa Claus to children of divorcees
who fa led to provide, and yesterday
distributed 10 silver dollars to little
ones, most of whom had no other
Christmas. Judge Thomas P. White
of the police court released 18 city
prisoners. Each man promised to try
to do better in future.
PAID TO ABANDON WIFE
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26—Mrs. Louise
B. Hayward, wife of Lester Hayward,
whose parents she has sued for $100,
--000 for alienation of the affections of
her husband, has in her possesion sev
eral lettersyrom her husband in which
he is alleged to virtually assert he is
paid to remain away from her.
MILITIA AVIATION CORPS
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 26.—General E.
A. Forbes is considering the organi
zation of an aviation corps for the
state national guard, and the proba
bilities are the legislature at tis next
session will be asked to make an ap
propriation for the purpose. William
W. Lorain, licensed aviator, has vol
unteered to assist in organizing the
PRISONER DECLINES FOOD
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26.—Louts Run
dy, confessed slayer of a messenger
boy, whom he killed for his mon-»y,
declines to eat. The only food he took
Christmas was a piece of cake brought
him by his sister.
DESERT RAIDER CAPTURED
SAN BERNARDINO, Dec. 26.—Rob
ert Williams, alleged le-ader of a band
that raided the home of Mrs. Ida
Morgan at Clma, on the Mojavo des
ert, has been captured at Kingsburg,
Fresno county. The gang looted Mrs.
Morgan's home of $1,000 In Jewelry.
PREPARING FOR NEW YEAH
SANTA ROSA. Dec. 26. —With
Christmas scarcely ended, the Cactus
club of this city Is preparing for a
frolic New Year eve.
MOTHER SANTA CHI'S
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 2G.—While the
body of their father, Daniel de Yil
liers, late Boer soldier killed by Roy
L. Glover, lay In the morgue yester
day, the two children of the dead man
were made happy by their mother,
who acted as Santa Claus. The little
ones are ignorant of the death of
VAUDEVILLE FOR CONVICTS
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 26 — The mess
! hall of Folsom street was trans
! formed yesterday into an apparently
i modern theater. Professional vaude
! vllle performers graced a realistic
I stage, a regular theatrical orchestra
occupied the pit and 1,179 convicts
laughed and cried with joy. It was
the first time In the history of the
institution that Christmas or any
other holiday has been observed in
such a way. John W. Considine of
Seattle and Warden Smith arranged
WILL AID UNEMPLOYED
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 26.—Delegates
representing the Sacramento Valley
House Products league, the Chamber
of Commerce, federated trades coun
cil, building trades council, city com
mission. Retail Merchants' associa
tion and Jobbers' association, to
gether with Deputy State Labor Com
missioner Blair and the county reg
istrar of charities will meet tonight
ito formulate relief measures for an
army of 2,000 unemployed men said
to exist in Sacramento.
Yuletide in Cleveland
CLEVELAND. 0., Dec. 26 —John D.
Rockefeller spent Christmas day in
Cleveland today for the first time in
25 years. The day was spent quietly
and at the dinner, which was served
at 2 o'clock, the master of Forest
Hill and his wife were joined by rela
tives and their pastor, Rev. W. W.
Bustard and Mrs. Bustard. Rocke
feller and Airs. Rockefeller were re
membered by many friends who sent
telegrams of greeting and tokens of
a more tangible sort.
Woman Fires at Man
In Fear of Robbery
Mis. Anne Raffetto of 1653 Green
wich street was questioned at police
headquarters today in an effort to
learn the Identity of the man at
whom she fired two shots from a re
volver in an encounter at Guerrero
and Seventeenth streets.
Whtn taken to headquarters by Pa
trolman Lefevre, she said a strange
man roughly accosted her and she
shot in self-defense, fearing robbery.
Archduke Gives His
Drawings to Country
By Associated Preaa.
VIENNA, Dec. 26 — Archduke Fried
erich, the richest member of the im
perial family, has made the nation a
Christmas present of the Augustine
monastery and his Albertlna collec
tion of 19,000 original drawings and
200.000 engravings. The collection
dates from the fifteenth century, and
includes Durers, Raphaels and Michel
Flies With 11 Persons
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 26.—A
giant aeroplane designed by Sikorsky,
the Russian aviator, underwent a suc
cessful test. Cabins, with sleeping
accommodations, are provided for a
number of persons. Eleven persons
made the flight.
$180,000 FOR CATHEDRAL
By Associated Press.
HELENA, Mont., Dec. 26.—Thomas
Cruse, hanker and discoverer of the
Drum-Lumtnon mine at Marysvllle,
has given as a Christmas present to
Bishop Carroll $100,000 with which to
complete the Catholic, cathedral in this
city, making a total of $180,000 that
Mr. 'Cruse has contributed toward Its
SCHOONER REPORTED SAFE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.--Wireless
advices to the revenue cutter office
early today from the United I-tates
whip Seminole reported the schooner
Augusta Snow, Jacksonville to New
York, safe aod proceeding north.
17 YEAR OLD GIRL
PROPOUNDS OLD LOVE
QUESTION IN VERSE
Miss Geraldine Bohannon, high school student of Oakland, who
tries to answer riddle of ages in verse of her own composition.
Brilliant Oakland High School Student Indites Poem in An
swer to Riddle of Ages, "Is Marriage a Failure?"
••In Marriage a Failure?"
You've heard that question be
You've Keen sage* scratch thrir
heads and refuse to answer.
You may have your own opin
Head below and see what this
brilliant 17 year old high school
She not only trie* to answer the
riddle, but Indites her theory lv
"Is marriage a failure?" asks 17
year old Geraldine Bohannon, student
of the Fremont high school. Oakland,
who has been moved to verse in at
tempting to answer the riddle. Shall
woman be sold at auction for the
highest bid, or shall she await the
call of true love? These are two
questions which the brilliant young
The young woman, daughter of D.
E. Bohannon, an inventor, and con
sidered a parliamentarian of promise.
SAYS WIFE FAKED
Broker, Testifying He Rushed
Home to Find Her Well, Is
Judge Mogan today granted Edwin
Thompson, a stock broker, an inter
locutory divorce decree from Bessie
Thompson on grounds of incompati
bility and cruelty. They were married
Id March, iilO.
Once, he said, his wife telephoned
that she had taken acid. He rushed
home after summoning doctors. When
he appeared she denounced him for
breaking in on her privacy and said
she had taken nothing.
Masonic Visitors in
1915 to Be Welcomed
Anticipating that thousands upon
thousands of Masons will visit San
Francisco during 101 the Masonic
lodges of the city are making prepar
ation on a colossal scale to entertain
More than $250,000 will be raised
as an entertainment fund and the new
$700,000 Masonic temple will he the
scene of continual meetings.
Gatherings of the order during that
year, with half a dozen of these ( (in
ventions assured, the Shilners are
working hard to bring their conven
Moors Open Fire on
Stranded British Ship
GIBRALTAR. Dec. 26. — The British
steamer Ludgate is ashore at Sainar
point, opposite Tai ifa point. The
Moors opened fire on the tugs which
were sent from here to the assistance
of the vessel and one sailor was
The tugs are unable to reach the
Ludgate and the crew of the latter
dare not venture on deck, i
has surprised her friends with the fol
lowing verse on the question:
Is Marriage a Failure?
In marriage a failure, did you -i-U f
1m matrimony a fllniNy mask
Adjusted juM to ault the taMe
Of those who wlah to wed in bastef
Is there no power from above
That unltca in Christian love
Two mortal souls with Mingle
t ho tiu lit
A\ith that true love that can't be
In silent patience moat be wait
I ntll we meet a true love'a fatef
Or at auetlon'M mart shall we be sold
For hlgheMt bid iv solid Kold f
Yes, marriage la like public aehool
Dunce with cap on upon a a tool;
Merry, laughing little lasa.
Ever at the head of elaaa.
Thua 'twill be to end of time.
To where I'll not attempt to rhyme.
Whether failure or aucceaa.
They'll get married none the leas.
2 A. M. TO STOP
Chief of Police Puts Ban on
Buying Liquor Just Be
fore Closing Hour
"If any saloon man doesn't think
the early closing' law doesn't mean
lights out at 2 o'clock, it takes just
one experience to find out," said Chief
of Police White today.
"The saloons have to close at 2
O'clock sharp. The men on the beats
are instructed to arrest every violator,
and I will see that any saloon man
who tries to beat the law loses his
Chief White was commenting on the
scheme In vogue in some barrooms of
permitting customers to order and
pay for a dozen drinks at two minutes
to 2 o'clock and then lean over the
railing until all the paid for goods
Ask Mayor to Veto
The Cemetery Protective associa
tion has sent a communication to
Mayor Rolph urging him to veto the
ordinance for the removal of all bodies
from the Laurel Kill, Calvary, Ma
sonic and Odd Fellows' cemeteries.
The letter is signed by Mrs. E. S. M.
Grosjean, secretary of the association,
who took a leading part in opposing
' the ordinance when it was before the
j supervisors. Rolph Is asked to veto
the Mil because of its alleged injustice
i and on account of changes in the
| phraseology which were said to have
: been made after the board concluded
to pass the measure.
Girl, 16, Climbs Fence;
Flees Training Home
I'nisy ih year oin inmate or
the California Girls' Training home.
Alameda, Climbed the hack feme of
! the home yesterday and escaped. She
I wore a blue dress and a l td sweater.
Grant Avenue at Geary St, San Francisco. Phone Sutter 3600.
Is Now in Progress
Army Officer's Daughter and
Her Husband Hit by Ma
chine, Which Speeds On
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 26.—Mrs. Ger
trude Lee, daughter of Colonel Philip
F. Harvey, retired, was killed, and
her husband, Richard B. Lee Jr., was
seriously injured by two automobiles
early today as they were returning
from Christmas dinner at the house
of a friend. The first car, a limou
sine, knocked them down, and the
second, a taxicab, ran over them be
fore the driver could stop.
The chauffeur of the taxicab was
arrested but released. The police
started a hunt for the driver of the
limousine, which after the accident
put on speed and disappeared.
By Associated Alumnae
Christmas festivities will be held to.
morrow by the California branch of
the Association of Collegiate Alumnae
at the Twentieth Century club, in
Berkeley, it is announced that the
January women graduates from Cali
fornia university and Stanford are to
be the guests of honor and that it is
to be a children's program.
Tlie 'Mad Tea Party," adapted from
"Alice in Wonderland." will be given
under direction of Mrs. Stebbins. chair
man of the dramatic section, with the
following cast: Alice, Mrs. Starr; The
Hatter. Mrs. Deering; The March Hare,
Mrs. Stebbins; The Dormouse, Miss
Lila McKinne; The Mock Turtle, Mrs.
Douglas; The Griffin, Miss Marion De
There will bs songs by Miss Myrtle
Claire Donnelly. Christmas carols and
a reading and impersonation by Miss
The music will be under the direc
tion of Miss Alice Conlin, and the dan
cing will be directed by Miss Virginia
Is With Villa's Army
M a.ior Emil Holmdahl of Villa's con
stitutionalist army has communicated
with his mother, Mrs. Cecelia Holm
dahl, 617 Apgar street, yesterday after
a silence of seevral weeks. He wrote
he had just been released from the
hospital. He was severely wounded
during the battle of Tierra Blanca.
Holmdahl has been fighting in Mex
ico since 1910.
Bullet of Yeggman
Is Fatal to Marshal
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 28.—John
Zoller. city marshal of the little town
of Gervals, south of Portland, who
two weeks ago was shot by yeggmen
who engaged him in a revolver duel,
died in a hospital here late yester
day from the effects of a bullet wound.
Complete list of rooms to let, Call-
Post Want Ad section.
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Twelve complete lines \
of this season's newest j
lasts in all leathers and \& q> g
styles, every size repre= / |p>lL o
sented. Regular $4 val= \
Ten complete lines of \
black and tan calf, vici ( _
kid and patent leather J cs4oO<§ plt%
shoes. Regular $6, $6.5© \ *
and $7 valines. /
Eight different lines of >
The Boyden hand sewed /
shoes (The White House > o O<s PlTo
exclusive agents). Reg= V ■
ular $7.50 and $8 values. /
Sole Agents for
Thomas Cort's Hand Sewed Shoes
30,000 WORDS IN
Hypothetical Queries to Com
bat Alienists' Proof That
Slayer Is Sane
NEW YORK. Dec. 26.—Han*
Schmidt's attorneys brought into
court today hypothetical questions,
30,000 words long. They expected to>
spend more than two hours reading
these questions this afternoon or to
morrow to alienists called by the
state, to prove that Schmidt was sane
when he killed Anna Aumuller. Dr.
Carlos F. McDonald, one of the state's
medical experts, continued his testi
mony at the trial today.
Accused Bad Check
Passer Taken to Merced
Captured in the Research saloon in
O'Farrel! street by Sheriff Cornell of
Merced and Detective A. J. Kane of
the Kane detective agency after r.
week's cbase, E. R. Caldwell todar
faces in Merced the man whose autc
mobile he is alleged to have stolen
and others who charge him with rais
Caldwell, who also goes by the
aliases of Bob Roberts and R. E. Og
den, took District Attorney Schaefer'st
machine in Merced and fled, leaving a
trail of checks behind him. One of
these was passed on the El Capitan
hotel at Merced.
Caldwell came to San Francisco and
while here, according to Kane, beat a,
board bill at the Goodfriend hotel and
is alleged to have victimised the
Hotel Oakland with a raised check on
W. Hurst of Tracy.
Two years ago Caldwell won noto
riety by running away witli a. young
girl from Fort Bragg, for which he
was sent to prison.
Society Folk Wed
Quietly at Church
The marriage of Miss Grace Knowl
ton and Nelson A. Eckart was cele
brated in the office of Trinity church
this afternoon. Rev. Frederick W.
Clampett officiating. Only the two
families were present. On their re
turn from their wedding journey Mr.
and Mrs. Eckart will live in San
The bride is ■ sister of Mrs. Lymnn
M. Welch, wife of Captain Welch, U.
S. A., retired, and a niece of James
H. Doollttle of San Mateo. Eckart
Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William
R. Kckart. He is a civil engineer
and a member of the Holluschickie
Two Santas at Dance of
Fair Builders Tonight
The exposition builders will cele
brate Christmas tonight by a Christ
mas tree dance, at which two Santa
Clauses will preside over the gift dis
tribution, in Scottish Rite hall. The
committee in charge consists of W. J.
Pearce, Miss Ruth Whitson, Miss
Katherine Pedemont and Miss Laura