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"Little Johnny Jones" and "Comedy
x>f Errors" Please the Lovers of Farce
IMPRESSIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS IN "UTTLE JOHNNIE JONES," AT
THE AMERICAN THEA.TEB. SKETCHED BX CABTOONIST EWEB OF THE CALL'S
ART DEPARTMENT. . ,-V^.v>;
James Crawford
"Little Johnny Jones." with Its rat- 1
tllnK song's, dashing 1 dances and some
times dreary dialogue, was the medium
of reopening the American theater yes
terday afternoon, and the numerloal
strength of the attendance presaged a
profitable fall and winter season for
the cozy Market street play&ouse.
Every eeat was occupied at the sched
uled time of curtain rise. 2:15 o'clock,
but not until an hour later did the
performance begin, because of the
Southern Pacific's tardiness In trans
porting the scenery and coetumes from
Sacratnento, where the company ap
peared Saturday night. When the cause
of the delay became known, there was
\u25a0a. striking exhibition ot the patience
that this community has been forced
to cultivate by the Irregular running
of the streetcars. Nobody left the the
ater, nor was . there any demonstra
tion of dissatisfaction. The people just
eat and waited, their temper restrained
by the same philosophy that enables
them to stand calmly and wait for Mr.
Calhoun's vehicles.
And the entertainment was "worth
waiting for. George M. Cohan, who
constructed both the book and the
music, has all the other builders of
musical comedy hopelessly distanced
in the matter of giving the admirers
of thPt class of Etageware the kind of
stuff : icy best like. If he could write
epigrams as cleverly as he can pla
giarize other people's jingles and Im
prove them In the process, he would
be even more of a wonder than he Is,
for he hats the art of stagecraft at his
fingers* ends and he knows something
about' the value of contrasts, as witness
the bits of melodrama with which his
comedy -Is so effectively relieved! That
climax of the first act. where the jockey
tears up the check and hurls its frag
ments In the face of the dishonest horse
owner. Is a fitting finale for a scene in
"Ruled Off the Turf," the drama that
thrilled another Market • street theater
last week.
The company now Interpreting "Little ;
Johnny Jones" Is better In some spots
and worse In others than the organiza
tion that presented It here two years
ago, when Columbia theater prices were
charged for the privilege of witnessing
tt. Mr. Cohan was not In evidence then,
nor Is he now. The title part was
played by a Mr. Barry, who was neither
as agile a. dancer nor as Imperfect: a
Elsger as his successor, Mr. Seymour.
Vaudeville has given us many better
Imitators of the Cohan method than
either of the comedians named. Mr.
Seymour does not attempt the Cohan
cnttfQe at eIL His best. Qualifications
for the role are his nimbleness and his
hair.
By long odds the best work In the
cast Is done by Mr. Keogh as "The Un
known." He la a funmaker of the
Peter B. Dalley type, with an unc
tuous humor all his own. His part Is
a very "fat" one, of course, but his
personality does as much to help It as
It does to help him. „-
Also big-lettered on the playbill Is
Helen Dexter as Itosarlo Faucne tte,
and she proves true title to the dis- '
tlnctlon. She Is of winsome manner I
and can sing. Ada Gifford makes the
best of a character that is. not an un
diluted compliment to ' the American
women engaged In journalism. That
role represents one of Mr. Cohan's mis- l
takes. It shows that his acquaintance
with newspaper workers of the gentler
sex was as limited as his knowledge of
turfy men and methods was' extensive.
However seriously, todieparage any
feature of "Little Johnny Jones" would
be wasted endeavor, for the piece is of
long standing and apparently Is good
for a dozen years more of undlmlnlshed
popularity. Besides the locale of the
tlilrd ' act, San Francisco's/' old China
town, and the allusions to California
so frequently Incidental to . the other
acts, suffice to assure hearty greeting
every time it comes this way.-
From the ephemeral fun? r of "Little
Johnny Jones" to the eternal humor of
"The Comedy of Errors," is a, wide
flight of criticism. It shows that actors
are not the only folk whose . vocation
demands versatility. To play two radi
cally variant characters in one day. la,
perhaps, no more of an Intellectual tax
than Is levied by reviewing a musical
comedy In the afternoon and comment
ing on a Shakespearean comedy In the
evening.
There *rere fewer people In the Nov
elty theater to witneasLouis James as
the two Dromlos than the merit of his
performance deserved. Aside from his
well earned~~popularity a» a r Shake
spearean actor the fact that "The Com
edy of Errors" was the bill should have
nerved to attract more' patrons of the
lighter drama. For no other work of
the immortal bard has been more free
ly ."borrowed" from than, this prototype
\u25a0fit all comediej ".basad. lipoa mistaken
Identity. Just think of the number of
them that has been produced since
Shakespeare ceased . writing, and you
may then be able to form an Idea of
how heavily the comic stage is In
debted to him for inspiration.
Mr. James Jn the two roles Is a con
vincing Jibe at the doctrine of Osler
lsm. Leaving his artistry out of the
question because it cannot be ques
tioned — the physical side of his per
formance remains to upset the theory
that the arrival of a man at his- six
tieth birthday means the departure of
his- earthly usefulness. In the sixty
sixth'year of his age, and with more
than two score years of stenuous 6tage
work to his credit, this actor dlsplayo
the agility of a college athlete... -.r*c j
His work -necessitates many, exits
and entrances, and when he vanishes, at
one side and reappears at the other the
period of some of his absences is so
brief as to make one wonder how In the
name of rapid transit ho crosses the
stage so quickly. He does it by
sprinting. But. such sprinting! Short
distance track records have been
broken with less show of speed. Abas,
Osier
We still . hear of the performance of
the two Dromios given by Stuart Bob
son and William IL Crane, and I re
member it— also that not once was I
puzzled to identify either of the actors.
That was because Mr. Robson's natural
lisping squeak could neither be en
tirely relinquished by him nor.accur
ately imitated by Mr. Crane, and,be
cause the contour of Mr. Crane's legs
was no less Inimitable.
Mr. James retains a single physical
ensemble throughout the play and be
wilders by his acting. His airiness of
manner and lightness of limb as Dro
mlo of Syracuse is not remotely dis
cernible in his melancholic demeanor
and slovenliness of. gait as Dromlo of
Ephesus. The quality of his voice is
the same in both roles, but the author
did not Intend that It should be
changed. If It were, the visual ' sense
only of the people In the play would be
deceived and there would be less rea
son for their blunders.
As much can not besaid in favor of
the closeness of resemblance -mutually
attempted by Mr. Young as Antlpholus
of Ephesus and Mr. Paulding as'Anti
pholua ef Syracuse. Mr. Young main
tained a strident note that Mr. Pauld
ing apparently was unable to strike, and
how Adriana could 'have been in error
as to which of them was her husband
was not clear to the audience. Mr.
Andrews as the duke of Ephesus and
later as Dr. Pinch was doubly satisfy
ing, and Mr. Peters as* Aegeon read his
longr speech in the opening scene with
true elocutionary art.
As the semlßhrewish and. ever loving
wife Aphie James was distinctly good,
and Miss Webb as her sister again de
livered a forceful appeal by-hor beauty
and dramatic .worth. Miss Schaefer
played the abbess pleasingly.
The staging and costuming were cor
rect In detail and some anachronistic
incidental music— ln' which 'Mendels
sohn's "Spring Song*; was largely
drawn upon— enhanced the atmosphere,
if it did not delight the sticklers, for
Shakespeare as it was written.
NEW ACTS AT ORFHEUH
Many good acts not seen here before
are presented at the Orpheum this
week, two of which are gymnastic
turns. Mason and Bart are funny when
they are not on the horizontal bars;
then they are thrilling. Their 3 turn' is
an effective mixture of daring acrobat
ics and clown work.' The four Arconis,
German gymnasts, have . some, new
stunts to thrill and the audience took
to them with enthusiasm., The. duettlsts,
Les Aubln Lenol. are . graceful ; dancers
end interesting: entertainers. Murphy
and Francis, a ;negro team, add var
iety and spice to the- program. The
Vassar girls, Lucy, and Lucler, Madame
Bartholdi's cockatoos, and Minnie Selig
man and William 1 Bramwell in a "Da
kota Widow," the attractions of
last week which "were v held over \u25a0 this
week. . -
JAMES IS CLEVKn DnOMIO
Aa Dromlo in' the /'Comedy of , *Er-_
rors," ; whlch had tits-first^ production
last night at the Novelty .In'the present
short : season of classic comedy, \ Louis
James, veteran tragedian,; * was ; pure>
clown— not a modern "circus* clown, 'of ''
course, but an unctuous : and" obvious,
droll' and delightfully ', funny.; clown. > His '
fun w;as as spontaneous ; as ; a V child's
.laugh ! and • almost as refreshing. - The
tangle of Dromios and masters wasun
rayelled i only after ' the ) large ; audience
had laughed- Itself hoarse. : -;
-. That , James' t sense ':'< of humor, could
have endured through '40 ; years ofiun
comprpmlslngly^ tragic ; roles j is; one Sof
the 'seven ,'. wonders fof'the'miinle' world,'
THE SAiST ; FR&N CISCO ' OMili/ I\rONDA¥ y OGTOBEK- J v I^(J7:
HALSEY'S PIPED
CONFESSION IS AWAITED
Continued from Fag« 1, Column T
his kinsman. Louis"- Glass— and the
break between Pillsbury and the!tele
phone, company - has widened to a
breach that cannot bo bridged,' as is
evidenced by his being forced out of
his. position as director. v \u25a0 ; .;
While Halsey hopes that ' his ilata
ment will secure Immunity for. himself,
should he survive his present critical
illness, and that it will i react in favor
of his brother in law, no promises are
to be asked of the prosecution., Halsey
will freely tell • all he knows and will
then depend on the prosecution's policy
of granting immunity to the hireling
In order to reach the .man above.'as
the factor- which will save; him from
prison. "However successful^ /Halsey
might be in this respect, it' is far
from being, an .assured fact that his
confession would In \u25a0> any ; way .affect
Glass. Glass has already been con
victed on a chain of the strongest kind
of evidence, and the /implication" of
Pillsbury would not necessarily: mean
his elimination from the case in any
sense. Had he been innocent he could
have saved himself \u25a0 by taking the wit
ness stand at his trial and 1 throwing the
responsibility for ; the j bribery I where it
belonged, l or he could have called Hal
sey as a .witness In his behalf.; ; So
positive Is the case against Glass that
Halsey's detailed | account of the actual
transactions between himself and | Pills
bury It not likely to eliminate Glass.'
Plllsbury's testimony at the second
Glass .trial was that of the Innocent
director. Buffering from a sense of In-
Jury that officials of the.company could
have committed such an act without
the knowledge; of .the directors. 'He
testified that Glass * was the active ex
ecutive ' head of the company after
Sabin's death; that Glass authorized the
payments of large amounts to crush
opposition, without submitting the mat
ters to, the approval, of the executive
commltee; that Glass was cognizant of
the payment of funds -not authorized
by the executive committee .to Abe
Ruef and other , attorneys for .services
in opposing competing companies, and
that Glass was. active In forming, fake
opposition companies. All these things,
Plllsbnry testified, he himself had no
knowledge of, and, 'moreover, he as
serted that he had. been a strong op
ponent of the policy' of combating op
position through the formation of bogus
companies. , Asked the direct question
if he had any, knowledge, of the pay
ment of bribes to the supervisors, .he
said that he had not. He also told of
his threat to resign when he learned
that Raef had been : employed as spe
cial counsel,' and of "going to Glass
when the charges of bribery were first
made public with the, demand to know
if they were true. Throughout his
testimony Pillsbury conveyed the im
pression that he had half suspected
crookedness but had never been able
to find that any had occurred.
GRAND JURY TO GO
AFTER fORD JURORS
Con tinned from Page I, Column 4
been running around trying to get some
person to stand for some Bort of a
statement reflecting .in some ; way on
me. Since this case has been on they've
dug up record . from \ the cradle to
.the present day .'/and i apparently they
have not been able to find anything. An
effort of this kind has been made in
every important investigation I have
been connected ~ with, for the guilty
ones are always trying . to find, some
motive they can impute to those who
are showing them in their true light.
Well, I haven't; any motive except to
do my. duty as I see It.' Rogers re
fers to me as a foreigner. I'm now a
citizen of California, I'm registered here
In San Francisco and I^expect to "' vote
here *at the next election. ' \u25a0 ' \ ' '\u25a0\u25a0
"These fellows are in a frenzy be
cause they have been; thwarted in every
crooked deal they have attempted, ex
cept in the, spiriting away of the wit
ness. Alec Lathan, and we didn't care
much about him, for.-- his; evidence ; was
unimportant./ To . show the methods
they have used, a few... days ago-i;found
a chauffeur ,by the '\u25a0; name of Cranf ord
who worked for Calhoun for a ; time
after the fi?e. - 1 'got a statement as
to, what he - knew, which ; didn't "reflect
credit either on 'himself or on -some
of the defendants. I employed him to
hunt up some other chauffeurs,; and 'he
was immediately captured -by Calhoun
or his agents. When I discovered the
situation Idlsmissed him at once." \u25a0'\u25a0.•» .;. s
BELIEVES STRANGE HONEST
"How about Rogers' . charges against
Juror Edward Strange?" : Burns was
asked. : ;
"I won't discuss the Ford jury," he
answered, "except ; "that-,.; I believe
Strange to s be absolutely honest.* Rog
ers seemed toV forget that Strange, said
at the time of hls'examination^that he
\u25a0was a friend .of < William ; Abbott, and
it was very apparent. at the time; that
the defense was anxious to have him
on the jury, for that very.reason.'.whlle
he himself was just as unwilling to
serve. , Strange's relationship to Jim Rea
is certainly nothing new. or startling,
for Strange was-: allowed -during the
Glass trial,' In which he served as a
juror,, to go to the deathbed of his
father in law, - and . . hlB : relationship
was made very plain at" that time." v
Advertised' goods are. the best— that
la why substitutes are. offered in place
of them. Insist <on having the best
and you'wlll get it. ~ -r °. ..\u25a0'• ' \u25a0'\u25a0 \u0084
PLEADS UJTWHITTEV LAW
AUBURN, Oct. 6.—Sherlff Oeorge Mci
Aulay arrived' here this afternoon from
Lincoln ; Neb., having In custody f John
Spera. who murdered^ Nomas \u25a0< Mastako
ras, a" Greek, in Lincoln two months
ago. Spera has ma'de : and signed a full
voluntry confession. 1 'He' claims .Maat
akoras ruined his daughter. V .*; -i
NOTED IRISHMAN COMING
. LONDON, Oct./ 6.-— Slri Anthony Pat
rick MacDonnell,.; permanent .secretary
to the;.lord lleutenant'of ilreland,"- will
sail October- 19 ,for -the \United* States,
Vhere. he. will visit James.Bryce,:Brit
ish, ambassador at , Washington.'- v
but bis » Impersonation /of •Dromlo,: the
mixed' and duplicated, was ; proof added
to bis Falstaff delineation that ;' be i has
found the i fountain*; of c unending I- fun;
and the plty4 remains ' he did not i find i it
sooner. . • The.\;» play/U was i\ ; well i^oast
, throughout.' J. Arthur Young, the Ephe
sus ; Antlpholus, -and s Frederick \ Pauld- 1
ing, ,wh6 play ed j the s double \u25a0 from ' Syra
cuse,%read % their ? lines with ; .'convicUon
and Intelllgnce. pr.^Plnch'.was ' made : up
by , W.i C. Andrews,* ,who" looked ; the part
and acted It -also. \u25a0: AphleTJames/^who
played'Adrlana, wife' of, one, of the' vic
tims of mistaken { identity .'.was well* re
ceived f on her; insight lntoShakespear
lan lines.') ; The*. play ' is "well' staged -and
effectively,, managed.'*'^ .lt [should A go, well
w<th L those '.who^eriloy, -pure': fun "and'hu-'
mor." well v directed \u25a0vfand:: well
even' if it- is doneMn\ blank verse.
Holidays [at San . Joae
Southern;, Pacific]-, sells .Saturday to
Monday ; round ;, trip itickets tto \ San Jose
at 1 $7.50 { to ;those;;wishlngLto; enjoy t the
week end^holidays tamong. the I,frultlor
chards'of > the ;Santa : Clara,valley.".-Tick
ets; include board vand lodging; at Hotel
Vendoma ' >'V;'x:. "•-\u25a0;::_>•.• \u25a0;.'".-\u25a0 ;c--'f •:•>•;•
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5 A few days ago we had a dealer arrested and are now i?M
I prosecuting him for putting anothei>— cheaper — -beer into our §m
II bottles and 7 selling it as Schlitz. f||j
n| Substitution robs you as well as us. ' \u0084 fm
mm Our yeast is distinctive; no other brewery's is the same. j||l
§ It is developed from an original mother cell brought to this Mm
.'H' .' country by one of the founds business. Wl
Wm Our grain and our hops are selected from the best that f^jk
MM is grown. We pay more than our "just as good 55 imitator J|pj
111 to get a quality better than he thinks is "good enough" for |S||
Si The thert or our name— giving you another beer when mgA
mm you think you are getting Schlitz— is what robs vis. p*|
Wi You think you have had Schlitz — are disappointed and ||§|
|HJ may not ask for k^again-^therefbre, we are most anxious p|i
i^L. A^^ M& Jaßf #Sm^^^&*d? Ask far the Brez>crj fl^t]
mffiSßsßlßr M ysß^ fjMr ' Sherwood & Sherwood % R^|
j&mfiSS&MFf p ff"^ & Pvae Stxtet, San Francisco \&jf
BRDDERICK'S NAME ON
ONLY ONE OF TICKETS
Continued from Paffe 1, Column 1
.Wehr-/and>R. = Eromerton. i : The - club
claims' a membership of 280. . ;
i The Mission Dolores ; independent po
litical' club was : organized- Saturday
night Cat a meeting . held i In O'Leary*s
hall, Eighteenth and Dolores streets.
Officers were elected as follows: Presl T
dent, J. J. Keough ; vice president, Ben
jamin Jackson; secretary, M. J.. Hogan;
treasurer,; D.J.O'Leary;- sergeants at
arms, John Gllchrlst and James Decour
sey. The secretary reports that 85 vot
ers signed the roll.'?' Candidates are to
be indorsed, in the >ear future. 7 i
. A : canvassing committee representing
the Italian-American league is : now at
work preparing a list ; of candidates to
be; recommended for indorsement. IThis
committee,^composed . of V. Garibaldi,
republican; J.^Cuneo,, republican; P.
Splro. "democrat;' J. Rocca, \u25a0 democrat*
and 'Joseph Marooni, union labor, will
make its report next Friday evening.
WILLIAM CHILDERS STABS
SON DURING QUARREL
Berkeley) Oct. c.— -Edward jCMid
ers, - 24 years ; old, of \u25a0>. 2928H Adeline
street, South Berkeley, Is In the Roose
velt hospital , suffering from \u25a0; a ; stab
,wound'in the shoulder, inflicted tonight
by i"his \u25a0 father, ' William; for. whom the
police: are looking. The yojang, man
will; recover." ; - , * ,- ,
-\u25a0•\u25a0•: William Chllders Is alleged to have
struck ; his ; son : with the • knife', during
the' course of an 2 altercation which
started over the son's refusal to ; ad*
mit; his father Into their home because
Of the slatter's : drunken condition. %The
elder man,* according' to the story told
to the police by Edward, 5 had come back
to "? the house \ earlyi in the • evening so
drunk that he ; could hardly stand.'/: He
was", in; a/frenzyf renzy .over ": some"?; fancied
slight which he accused his son of put
ting upon him several -days ago.; * :
V, Fearing I for his ; personal ! , safety . th«
young man decllriedtoallow-hisjfather
to enter. :" The old^ man went away, but
returned -later. -:';.,,.r--V^..:. \u25a0, . .-.. -V- iC--'-- - '\u25a0:*•
v • The . son ; stated \. that -on ~ his i father's
return, believing Uhe^ old] man t had ; had
a chance to grow"' sober; In* the" interval;
he i opened the 't> door^;; ; He \ Insists I that
not alword Vwas spoken by • his father
! but ; ; that< the - latterTdrew^ a . / knife : and
"plunged It into his shoulder. '. "
TO ? CURB;A'; COIiD IN; ONE DAY :;.
Take 7. Laxative; . JBromo :: Qnlulne /^Tablet*.
Dnigpists refund i money if It fails to cnr«. B. W.
GROVE'S'signature i« on each.box.'2sc. •
W'OUIiD • TAKE BACK v MEN
',; TONOPAH; Nev., : Oct. 6.— The' Toho
pah.: and ?, Goldfleld ;i railroad ; . 1 oompany
made 5 &*. proposltiorij to Hts \u25a0-. formers em
ployes "j through % the" board : of i trade i to
day; that : its wouldi take : all •men" back at
theiriold;standlng,^wlth'; the .exception
of ;\u25a0 Conductor^Cowan.'.who'. was \u25a0\u25a0 dis
chargeds for insubordination. -
KICK BRINGS DEATH
PORTAGE, ? Pa.; \ Oct.": e.-^-Thomas Bar-"
: tram,7J 20 years f. old. "f. ot * Pa^'
suffered injuries during a football game
todays that fcaus'edjhls^deatht? tonight"
Ho Vwagj kicked? oaths'; head during^: a
SHIPPERS ORGANIZE FOR
FIGHT JHISt S. P.
Con tinned from Page 1, Colamn 3
means: are: being, utilized by the men
who are 'determined to mane the; road
refund part at least of the losses they
have suffered.
DEVLIN NOT; WANTED
Inquiry Into the .general sentiment
among, the smaller shippers in the city
has revealed one significant faot. Thera
Is , an ':\ almost universal -opposltlpn to
the idea of having United States Dis
trict Attorney Devlin handle the cases
against the railroad for; the govern
ment.'-.;;';; ;'..., .'>... ': ; ."'\u25a0/_ , ;.'
.Yet another peculiar statement made
by representatives of this' committee
who were \u25a0'„ questioned yesterday de
veloped the ( fact that, owing largely to
the' illegal discrimination practiced by
the Pacific and ignored by
the : state board of railroad commission
ers, the' city of San Franoi sco 131 3 actu
ally losing the trado with the Interior,
which for years it held as its own. Los
Angeles has been favored by the. road
and many., concessions have been made
to I prominent merchants and manuf ac
turera^of i that ; city.; As a result . the
business of .many Interior towns has
been weened gradually away from San
Francisco. ; This f aot if no other would
force the smaller shipper, dependent on
his state trade and that alone, to act
promptly. '
CARRIES DEAD BABY IN
: ARMS TO ITS BURIAL
Father . Brings Child's - Body From ,
Sausalito to Oakland for; Inter
ment in Cemetery
OAKLANI>, . Oot. • «^--Carryteg his
dead baby In \ his ; arms, W. M. Wood
.ward of Sausalito accosted Policeman
Smith ' on Seventeenth street near "San
. Pablo avenue tonight and inquired It or
an undertaker. The patrolman elicited
the" information.; that ; Mr. 'and;' Mfa.
.Woodward r had taken \u25a0 the child from
\ Sausalito. f where ;it - died '•' early today,
after receiving^ a burial permit.
; : Having; a" lot in. Mountain View.cem
etery,/the.: coupled brought their - dead
! baby „in !>\u25a0 their - arras v to > " this city for
rburial.'rilTheyiwere directed to the un
dertaking of'.Cuna^Ca
: porno ( & jWohrden. The Oakland police
investigated the f case -and -^ found that \u25a0
_ the ' death certificate " and ' burial permit
were -legal/ : _';.._
WAVES ; BUFFET UMBRIA
V- QUBBNSTOWN,-. Oct. - 6.— The* Cunard
liner r >Umbria, r * which : sailed - from , New
York! September 1 2 6, arrived here today.
The TV vessel i experienced; terrific .weather
from^, Sunday; until KWednesday.tJ Tues
day, 1 afternoon a huge wave struck i her
fand 5 : badly damaged --fi*>TX- unoccupied
forward bridge." ;No;ono was Injured. V"
'"' Cash^ Regliter*,' $35, \u25a0 $46, - $55. easy : naymenti
Pac., Coast Caßh'B«fist«r Oo.vi 18 .City. Ball Bq. •.
• c ' i i^^^?* I \u25a0
Par Infentf and [Clxil(±r«iir- -
TbB Kind You Have Always Bongs!
Si«a»tur« of (JuX^/a'&C&U
BUSINESSMEN IN
ALL PARTS OF THE
GITY BUY NEW SAFE^
It's the Biggest Safe Sale, Without
a Doubt, Ever Held in
San Francisco
New Safes From the R. L Wood Safe Co.
Stock Is Being Sold at About Half by
Richardson Bros., 948-950-952
Mission Street
One Thing Certain— A Like Opportunity Seldom
Presents Itself.
. Last Friday was the first day of th«
biff money-saving sale of safes at Rich-
ardson Bros., and you should hays se>en
the crowd. Businessmen from all parts
of the olty and In every line of business
were buying. Buying because they
needed - safes : and because they knew
that such an opportunity seldom pre-
sents Itself. Every one was pleased and
bought - quickly. . for; the values really
exceeded their greatest expectations. .
V: New : safes ' from the stock of It/. I*
Wood Safe Co. sold at almost ' half.
Did^youever hear .. tell of such bar-
grains?- Never. 'lt's certainly the chance
of a lifetime^ Every, businessman needs ;
a safe for protection, be his business
great or. small.. There are all alzes here.
from 1 the tiny one to one the sixe of a
room, . and \u25a0 every one selling: 'at v nearly
half what" they. ; would ordinarily cost
you. We bought the R. L Wood safe
stock, formerly the United Security Co.,
at about : half , the factory \ cost, and in
i turn are offering to the businessmen
; around;, the; bay:, counties., the biggest
safe bargains they ever ' saw in their
life.;v-- ='.i..-;,.- ; .\u25a0\u25a0 .... • ' \ •
/ New safes that have never been used
are cheaper than you could buy second-
hand ones for. Whether you are a doc-
tor, lawyer,^ real estate man ', or mer-
chant, -great or . small, there is a safe for
! you at almost half what it usually sells
tor:, V. ; '\u25a0•;-, ';/-' '. '\u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0-.
1 v Resolve yourself into a committee of
oneand ; come ; here tomoroTV : expecting
to get i the ; grandest safe bargains .you
' ever saw." .You will . find every ; one . of ;
themlfullyvup'to and beyond what you ;
anticipated. ;
:,AB. for instance, we off er an absolute-
ly ;new;safe» wbloh" evary businessman
knows -should I sell . for $500. It stands
over, 6 i feet high and nearly' 5 feet wide.' '
' ' \u25a0 " J- *r j~- \u25a0 ----\u25a0\u25a0--
with double folding outbids and lnaSd*
doors, has a Tale Bank Combination
Lock and 1b very roomy— moner-fcavtn*
\u25a0ale price 6=63.
-Then we hare a Bars fox $303 thai
stands 6H tett high by 3 feat 4 Inches
wide, with double outsida and JnsMn, i
door. This safe is usually sold for $400. .- y
and a dealer buying In carload lots-
would consider it a splendid buy atV"
9203.
Then we are showing safes that
measure outside 47 inches high. 3U
inches ,wlde and 26 inches deep: on th-e
inside they treasure 30 Inches hlgrh. 26.
Inches wide and 15 inches deep. They'
have larsre double outside and inside'
doors. "with the best 4 tunstler Bank
Combination - Lock. The regular price
is. $223, but our moner-aavlnir price la
9133.
Slnarle door safes, with an fns:de door
measuring outside 00 inches hl^h. 31H
inches wide and 30- Inches deep— a rearu-*
lar $170 —^money.savteg »ale price* 9100.
A singfe door safe, wtth inside door
measurlngr Inside 32 inches ;htjrh, 21
inches wide and IS inches daej>— regular
price - $160. During? this money-'isvlnK .
sale, 9103. .'. . . '
* The businessman who wants a . sroo<l
safe suitable for a small business will
find ;in < this money-savins sals many
good bargains, ranging from 934 down
to 938.
Don't; forget this sale, but postpone
all previous engagements and be her?
at 9 a. m., or as soon. thereafter as pos-
sible, for this U positively. the arreatest
opportunity ever; to buy new 'safes at
almost ; half. Remember the place —
RICHARDSO.V BROS., frlS-JKSO-BSS ; nh.
\u25a0lon ; •treet, between Fifth and Sixth.
Largest Exclusive Safe, Dealers in t^.
west. JpT :

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