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THUGS' VICTIM PICKS MAN AS CHIEF FOOTPAD Saloon Keeper Identifies as Rob ber Customer Who Bought Drink Before Holdup Accused and Companion Are Arrested in Pacific Street After Long Search The supposed leader of the gang of footpads that has been holding up sa lt.ons throughout the city recently was arrested about 4 o'clock yesterday morning in the. Mecca saloon in Pacific *ir«*et near Kearny by Policemen w'-orge D. Baik>y and Nicholas Reilly. A companion, who was with him in the saloon, was also arrested. The name Klven by the leader is Robert Steven son, 21 years of ape, and he says he is a waiter and belongs in San Jose. His companion is Creed Douglas. R. B. Moore. wh/>se saloon at 1817 Market street, was held up Wednesday flight, accompanied the policemen on tne hunt for the four footpads who K-bbed him and a customer, John Thompson. USADISR IS IDK.VTIFIED Moore saw Stevenson and Douglas fitting at a table in the Mecca saloon and i'icntifiea Stevenson as the man \u25a0»vh<» entered the saloon about half an liour before the holdup and bought a drink. Moore observed that he wore two rings on one of his fingers. Moore could not identify Douglas. Detective* Driscoll and McQuaide. who ure working on the footpad detail, *ent for Peter Bergcz of Dumaris & JJergez, saloon keepers, 1959 Market street, who was held up while alone In his saloon on th<> night of January 4. end he picked out Stevenson from sev eral others as the taller of the two iootpads who roboed him. Matt Murphy, saloon keeper. 82 Brady street, who was held up by three men on the night of January 7, also iden tified Stevenson, as did John Thompson, Lhe customer in Moore's saloon. HA.\UKEBCniEF HID FACE Oust Schedler. saloon keeper, Gough ;m«l Grove streets, who opened fire on two footpads shortly after midnight festerday morning after they had fired a shot :it htm and fled, could not iden t:fy Stevenson, as the features of the two footpads were covered with black silk handkerchiefs, but the police are satisfied that Stevenson, was one of tliem. A l>!aik silk handkerchief was Found in his pocket. diaries Kngelke, whose .saloon at 478 fourth street was held tip or. the night ••! January 'll l>y four men, and August I.rome, whose saloon at 1 501 Franklin Mreet. was hekl up by two men on lap night of Janu-ary 2, will be asked t-> have v look at Stevenson. Douglas \u25a0*.v*ll be detained till a thorough inves tigation into his antecedents has been Made. WOMAN BREAKS NOSE. BY FALL IN STREET Accident Follows Notification of Sister's Death So afO<-fced was Mrs. Anna Yeaton of 4 13* Twerriy-sixth street on hear ing yesterday morning that her sis ter. Mrs. Mary Connolly of 26 J 9 Nine t»-rnth street, had dted suddenly that she fell flat on th>e sidewalk and •iroke her nose. She- was treated for injury at the Mjssion emergency hos pital. The accident happened in front of her home. Isaac Bourk of 749 Howard street, a f-Hrpenter, broke his left leg by falling Irom a window, 12 feet high, at 521 McAllister .street, yesterday morning. He was trefrted at the central emer gency hospital. Gust&ve B<nvmen -of the New York , hotel. 7oS Hcvvard street, a laborer, 'drove a pick tHirough his foot yester day morning while at work at Hyde and California, streets. He was treated at the central emergency hospital. O'CONNOR., MOFFATT & CO. 1 A CHILDREN'S SATURDAY j - :% Tomorrow Made Specially Attractive by j Notable JANUARY REDUCTIONS f '0W CHILDREN*^ GARMENTS \u25a0 (hlfol We have included in our "General January Sales a splendid selec- I jth fyf ¥y tion of, Children's Coats from 2to 14' year sizes; Children's 'Cbl- [ In g) ored Dresses, 6 year, sizes only ; Children's Caps and Bonnets" at 1 4 • ®i^H : Reduction? iiiiii^lii ) Vl W} " /^jjh . The pretty. and very stylish winter coat illustrated* » s^nS< V r^ ' rllw (\ -'V» '••'^' s ma 4 e f roiTl "good, warm material o\ i'fancy weavesrin' I -I I / fkc^-^ 1 rec^' own » hlue and reseda: ;Tliese coats, in 'sizes ! B;t6: // ///^»7|\W ,\W ,r -v^ ;.'.'"l4 years,' were forrnerlv S6.so' andlreducedVfor tliis <://»#»rV rt illp 1 /^ ' : 'saie.to'?4.7s. :.;\u25a0"•\u25a0-.•->. •-. " : \u25a0 wffllill l\b^ Children's Coats Reduced i^wrJL ' 1 Jii^ Sizes Bto 14 years. ,; ' \u25a0 Sizes; 2 t0,6 ycarsJ '.' ; -\ '\u25a0;; fl 1 V/'J'PfP VT^fc. $6.50. Coats reduced to .... $4.75 $6.50 Coats reduced to ;.. i 94.0*0" \ V&V % 7&'f W& tm $ $7.00 Coats reduced 'to '...". *5.00 $8.50 Codts"; reduced] to.": 7 : ;v?s.OO- \u25a0i '¥v tit' I $9 -°° CoatSl reduced to ....$6.75 $13.50 Coats reduced to.. $10.00 I < \V\ral X^]/.* 1 ' ' $13.50 Coats reduced to ....$8.75 .$20.00 Coats reduced' to. . .$12.50 N '" S^S Chi l4ren's Wool Dressesl V!j Qff -^^^P^ '" $ s °o Dresses reduced to. .$3.50 .^lr.SO. Dresses '.reduce'd;to" fsB. l feOr Ss ' $7.50 Dresses reduced to. ,$5;00 $15.00. DresseslVeduced;to.slO.Oo! . PRETTY . FELT BONNETS REDUCED— 2 : toTV.year-' sizes. Cnri^f A fO WINTERSILK CAPS REDUCED— 6 months to 3 years: ) oirlLLflALfO " '. ".. ••'•''.;••" . \ "// "*:'; ... " : :,':;. ;..".: ; ; ::"".-./'::Z::.:::::^:zT: I $i.25 Fianncicuc Gowns, sizes j^kJ^^4^^9 s*»*i&* Post ' St. near. Kearny j 2 and 4'4 ' red^ 65c %S^mV^^^y^^ Phone Douglas; 591 \u25a0 I $1.00 Infants' Crochet f^^P " '^^^ \u25a0 ~^£^ 1 \ | Children's Serviceable l/f^wi Poiice Hold Suspect As Saloon Bandits' Leader Two portraits' of Robert Stevenson, supposed leader of gang of foot pads, and (below) Creed Douglas, companion of suspect. COLLINS WRITES NOTE TO PRESIDING JUDGE Seeks to Be Brought From Sain Quentin to Court George D. Collins, the lawyer con victed of perjury, who is now serving a four year sentence in San' Quentin, lost no time in taking advantage of the fact that a_ new presiding superior judge had been appointed in San Fran c»:»co to endeavor to obtain a little trip to San Francisco. \u25a0 Judge Van Nostrand received a let ter from the prisoner yesterday asking tJ.at the warden of San Quentin be di rected to bring Collins to San Fran cisco, so that he might be present to argue certain motions pending in Judge I^awlor's court. Collins insists upon his constitutional right to be present. Judge Van. Nostrand refused to grant the request of Collins, and turned the letter over to Judge I^awlor, who has jurisdiction in the case. Collins ever since the beginning of his imprison ment has been writing similar letters to Judge Lawlor, but some months ago the judge announced that he would pay no attention to the effusions. FAKE PROMOTER'S BAIL IS RAISED BY COURT Leavens Must Furnish Bond for Sum of $5,000 The court of appeals having con firmed the' conviction of M. B. Leavens, who was found guilty of obtaining $1,450' from H. 11. Norwood, a stock broker, by false pretenses, Judge Mu rasky yesterday, on the application of Special Prosecutor Charles H. Fairall, increased the bail from $2,000 to $5,000. The 1 remittitur is expected from the court of appeals in a few days, and it being feared that Leavens might es cape a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. In the trial of the case it was shown that Leavens entered into a scheme with a clerk employed by the Sand storm mining company of Tonopah to issue fraudulent stock in place of can celed stock certificates. He brought some, of the fake stock to- San Fran cisco and sold it to Norwood. THEgSky;'ER^yCiSCO CALL, FRlDA^gja^U^Y' iii.: 1010. " RECEIVER SUES MEMBER - OF BANKRUPT CONCERN Seeks to Recover Property V Transferred to Wife \u25a0 James P. Sweeney, as trustee of the bankrupt estate of- the Estes desk cdih pany, filed a suit in the 1 United States •district court yesterday to set aside the deed by which George McCamly Oswill, a partner in the firm, transferred the 525,000 McCamly ranch in Contra Costa county and $800 to his wife. The transfer of the' ranch, was made January 16, 1907, and of the ; money March 19 following, while the creditors filed their petition in involuntary bankruptcy against the firm April 30 of the same year. . , , Sweeney alleges that Oswill made the assignments with fraudulent intent, knowing he was insolvent. \u25a0 . y , : A petjtion in involuntary, bankruptcy was filed yesterday against the Pacific ship building and electric company by the Sterling electric company, Abner Doble and I. I^.Matson, -creditors in the amounts of $2,621, $571 and $885, re spectively.. .... Schedules in bankruptcy were filed by.. -William Hagedorn \u25a0 and Charles Liindblade, proprietors of Zum Schwartzen M T alfise.h, a ~Turk street cafe. Their liabilities come to $20,544 and assets to $10,807. Antone -Nora," formerly a merchant and now a miner' of Angels Camp, sought relief from creditors, whose claims amount to $1,752, against assets Of $782. \u25a0 • -,' :V '.'.. '\u25a0 \u25a0 . Kent Your Rooms Advertise your rooms in ' The Call and they will not be tenantless, long. The Call ; gives quick results and the •rates are low. Phone Kearny S6 for an adman to call and see you. COMEDIAN IS TO BUILD BUNGALOWS Max Dill Seeks Investment in Real Estate in Alamedai County Sixteen Residences to Be Con» structed on a Large Tract ' Max Dill, comedian of* Kolb and Dill, is going to invest $35,000 in "the build ing* of 16 bungalows. They' will- be placed on a large and attractive tract of land recently' bought by the com T edian in- Alameda. '\u25a0 The bungalows, according to Charles M. and Arthur F. . Rousseau, his archi 7 tects, will be finished in the? old rustic style, both" inside and out, with open fireplaces big enough to hold ..great," blazing logs . and . with j all thf modern improvements, like wall beds and water .coolers added. Dill shows originality even in his building scheme. The "tract is so de signed, that all the houses will have frontages on two streets. A : picturesque wall of rough cobble stones will be a feature of the front of the tract, with two intersecting cn r trances in the old mission style. Work on the Dill bungalows will be started early next month. KILLS SELF IN COUNTY JAlL— Daniel Mi»rtin, :• 35 years 'old.- awaiting trial at the. Jnjrleslde ' county jail on a charge of burglary,: died yes terday from eating matches with suilcldal In tent/ Martin ate thu nmtches Tuesday and, \u25a0 eyery effort was made by Doctor Watkius to sarehis life. . \u25a0 ,: . - : January Sale Offerings You are acquainted with our "maker-to- * /^Jf% wearer" plan of merchandising. You know how l^^ll it affects regular prices — how it enables us to sell S 2X if at less than usual methods do. \^J^^J^^^ This advertisement brings you a message of y^^^g^^^^^^K additional values, as we have reduced the regular ''''M^^^ml^^B^Mm 0 P rices on many li nes m -every department for •\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ; KK-"\- Ir-f/'^i 1 «"• clearance purposes. Mom ' • I Men's Suits Reduced I X ''\M ?^K 'I^P^^^^ 1 ( A splendid assortment in single and K^r^»lW^W^^M $ 15 SUItS $ 7.85 I double breasted style. Many pat- j ' v^ l^^^ > WB^&siaß^ terns to cnoose from ' to 46 ' % ' ""-'vS'l *"' " /^^Br- ( Broken lines that formerly sold up 5 25 SuitS $ 12.85 j Now specially .priced at /*\vjp" '¥^^^^B • ( sso^ ot ' nc^ u<^ cs ss ° me °^ i^ c^ nest /,' \u25a0'^.^f|;** <^^P"aS £->r C? -2-i-« (10 or ) suits in our store, formerly priced up fv^s«i.' *mBM- ' $ 35 SUItS $ 18.85 <t0 $35 . We are closing them out pC«'tv ' -I :^pi \u25a0-- - ' as lots are broken - Sizes^ t0 46 - 9 \u25a0 Men's Trousers $2.45 I'^^^^^Tl^ *^P or bus ' ness wear - Made of very serviceable materials in our . own shops. Formerly sold up to $4.00. ur en anc^ Women's W*i?§W ' - \>- '<M \u25a0-* &i* sIS no^ a sa^ e °f °^ds and ends nor of broken lots. We '-sJr I simply offer you a choice of any $3.50 man or woman's shoe for s /fSßm^^^^s^**M@|l''';*-^i^ $2.95. We believe that once you learn the merits of our shoes you mK?r- Agents for J. & T. Couiins Shoes Shoes at San Francisco Store Only Reductions in ' Boys' Sailor Suits Children's HatS j, , Specially Priced $3.45 All of our children s^ felt These suits are from our regular $5.00 lines. Mostly cheviots, a few worsteds, and scratch felt, hats have Light^darlc and gray colors. Plain, check and plaid patterns. Red and blue lies, been reduced half price. * ; . ; \u25a0 •-\u25a0- >v :t- ">- \u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0 - \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- ' \u25a0\u25a0'-\u25a0\u25a0 •••\u25a0•\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0•• • | . -'s3.oo ' Hats :$i.SO;? :/:,-' \u25a0' : ' : /\u25a0-• : - : •"•••\u25a0"\u25a0"-: -: - \u25a0'\u25a0-\u25a0"•• ==== "' " - - ' • $2.50 Hat5..... ; 5i;25 r \u25a0 bWs' Blouses Reduced $2.00 Hats..... $1.00 \u0084 .. - .. , Noxo 65c. iKere.sl.oo. $1.50 Hats ...75c ? Some have laundered collars, others to be worn with white collars. The assort- sl 00 Hats . . . . . 50c ment comprises percales, madras and;^ham bray^ s.Cufls attached.- Sizes 6to 14. I :•- ' :< \u25a0 \u25a0-'\u25a0•'\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 \-I "" ' '\u0084' ' — '' Exceptional Value in Golf Shirts $1.00 'Fancy golf^ shirts -with plain and : p]eated; bosoms. Goat style and attached cuffs. Cut full and extra well made. "Handsome patterns: and; fast, colors. Sizes 14 to 18. Price $1 .00. , '."'».'". v * I \u25a0'.... f . \u25a0 • . .\- • \u25a0•\u25a0• • - • _. \u25a0._ •\u25a0 -\u25a0 \u25a0 San Francisco Store: ;;^B^^# /ml • Vk/vL #-B II II I /u> 1 6 \u25a0• yatztand Store: Market at Fourth # WW\J\J %J %\> i \J Washington at 1 1 th FAILS TO PREVENT RECOUNT CONTEST Appellate Court Dismisses; Writ of Prohibition Sought by Po» lice Ju3ge Conlan Murasky Sustained in His Rul ing; That Sufficient Notice Had Been Given ' The efforts of. Police Judge Conlan to prevent a ?recount of * votes cast at the last election in connection with the con gest brought by J. J. Sullivan, the un successful .candidate, met .with failure yesterday when the > court of appeal dismissed the alternative writ of pro hibition issued last Saturday. ' The matter came up for argument yesterday, with Attorney Ed»'ard F. Moran representing Sullivan, and Judge Murasky, who was cited as a party to the action, and with Edward /Lande representing Judge Conlan. V * The court listened to extended argu ments and .sustained the , decision of Judge Murasky, who decided that Judge Conlan had been given proper notice of the beginning of the action in spite of the fact that he was not personally served with a citation. BILIBID PRISON WORK EXEMPT— The be lated discovery that for e.ls»t years Hllibla prison In Manila has been an exception to the law. against the importation of prison made \u25a0 jroods .caused the custom appraisers yesterday .to release some handsome teakwood furniture r brought over, by returnlnjr army officers. PICKROCKETS ARE BUSY ON THE CARS Many Victims of the Light Fin» gered Gentry Report Their Losses to the Police Sneak Thieves and Robbers Find This City an Excel lent Harvest Field Pickpockets stole a purse and $20 from R. M. Townes, IS6O West street, Oakland, on a Haight street car Wednesday night; a purse and $8 from James K. Bolger of Pinole on-a Mar ket street car, and a bag containing $250 from Daniel Pucceli. 1312 Haight street, atliaight and Killmore streets. A crate of chewing gum valued .at $25 was stolen from a wagron belonging to John M. ' Wisefloek, .drayman, at Thirtieth and Mission "streets Wednes day afternoon.' AVhile William Hinton, 2107 Mission street, was entering a saloon at Twen tieth and Mission ' streets Wednesday night several young men took hold of him and -one of them seized his over coat which he was carrying under his arm and ran away with It. ARCHITECTDEAL CLUB ELECTION— Tbe San ' Kranolsco architectural clnb at Its annual elec tion last evening again eho*e August G. Head man president and T. Bearwald cecretary treasurer. . I.ouis C. Mullcart was elected Yiee president and Frederick 11. Meyer and A. L. Lapacbet directors. BREAKS INTO FREIGHT CAR— Elmpr Bu \u25a0\u25a0hanan was arrested early yesterday morning. being suspected of breaking i'Jto a freight car at Union and Front streets and stealing sev eral cans of matches. * CAUGHT RED-HANDED Any one caught red-handed tn thi^ city at this time of the year will have no difficulty In escaping through the us»> of a little poalam. which, when apptle<! to the hands, aots just as It does on tin: complexion, clearing: the skin ovi* night and making short work of plm- plea. rash, rednes*. rousrhness. split skin, blotchea. etc. Besides this, pos- lam stops all itching with the first application and cures the worst cases of eczema as' well as acne, herpes, tet- ter, piles, salt rheum, rash, t-rusted humors, scaly scalp and every form of itch, including barber'a itch and itch- ing feet. Blemishes such as pimples, red noses, muddy and inflamed skin dis- appear almost Immediately when pos- lam is applied, the complexion being cleared over night. Every druggist keeps both the 5* cent size (for minor troubles) and tlv $2 jar, and either of these may bje oi»- tainedat the Owl Drug Co.. as well a* other reliable drug stores. But no one is even asked to pun-has. poslam without first obtaining a sain pie package, which will be sent by mail free of charge, upon request, by tl>e O« \u25a0: Drug Co.. San Francisco, or the Emer gency Laboratories. 32 West Twenty - fifth "Street. New York City. Home to Let Furnished Party lea»in;r ett? dc-Nirp* tn r"Ht h»n»»; i>:i near avmnr *outr» uf park: homt modem «i". cozy: larjp lWins room. 3 bo«lroniu». .linii:. room, kitebm. den. ; servant's room. mn«|i.ii' batbroum and sar»K<?. el«etri« heaters, reailin-.- and c!*sk lamps, telephone. »>tr. ; larjv •»!"•'! i toot Jlreplace: " piano*. Talnable patniins!«. »n tique n;ps an.l library, fine lintn anil iaWo s»n Ice; ideal home for risitxr who expect* to ftpmkl winter here: reft-renres necessary. Apply WOLF te STOLMAK. SIT Kearny »t. > - W.T. HESS, Notary Public lIOOM 1112. CALL. BlilldHAti At reßldenc*. 14 «0 Pa«e street, between 7 p. m. and 8 p. m. Residence telephone Park 2797.