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Detectives Rely on Tracing As
sassin by Markings on
Girl's Watch *
James McKay Said to Have Had
Timepiece Repaired in
Eureka
exactly in all numerals' except one,
which is a 3 instead of a 5. This mis
take could have been made when the
original record was copied into the
register.
Jeweler Is Secretive
Nothing is now known of James Mc-
Kay in Eureka, and Frank Wansky,
the jeweler, has refused to talk freely.
Detective Proll spent all of yesterday
afternoon in Oakland visiting jewelers
in an effort to find one who might be
able to throw light on the mystery of
Tamalpais. He had no definite success.
H* worked under the elemental disad
vantage of not having' the watch with
him. That is kept safely in the archives
of Marin county. Today Proll will
take the watch with him and have it
examined by jewelers who had some
recollection of having seen the numbers
on the case on watches which have
pawed through their hands.
The numbers upon which the police
rely are repairers* marks. Those that
ere inscribed in the case are:
*)»o*. with a monoarrmn X Jind P foe-
PISS. wltU a monogram V nnd H.
There was one jeweler in Oakland
who thought that he had seen one of
ih«> abov« marks, and Proll will visit
him especially today.
Must See Watch
Jewelers have told Proll that it is
absolutely impossible for them to pa=s
\u25a0upon «h« numbers in the watch until
ti».e>" have seen the timepiece. A watch
repairer marks each case which passes
Through his hands with some distin
guishing; mark and a number. The.
numbers are usually serial numbers,
and the other mark is usually the
initial of the workman. But there is
:ts great variety in the markings of
various jewelers as there is difference
between the handwriting of different
A copy or tracing of the markings
«nn a watch would mean little to a
•watch repairer, but a sight of the
\u25a0watch itself might lead to a prompt
identification of the timepiece and a
rapid tracing of the name of the per
son to whom it belonged.
John Hammersmith. a jeweler,
urged strongly yesterday that the po
lice be permitted to bring the watch to
this city so that Jewelers could view
it and pass judgment on the marking.
Frank Batt, the yojjng Englishman
•whose name was mentioned yesterday
In The Call as the possible man for
\u25a0whom the girl mentioned by Mrs. "Wells
of Turlock was searching, reported to
the police yesterday as soon as he
learned that there had been an inquiry
for him. He was informed of that fact
by a 1a 1 reporter for The Call, who located
the young man.
Tells Clear Story
Batt was the only person named
3-""rank who appeared on the rolls of the
Mount T.imalpais railroad company for
November and t-he subsequent months
of last ypar. Mrs. Wells' friend had
mentioned a man named Frank, . for
\u25a0whom she was looking and to find
"whom she suddenly journeyed from
Portland to San Francisco, after hav
ing gone from here northward.
Batt easily convinced the police that
he had nothing to do with the girl. He
pave a clear account of himself and
was quickly dismissed by the de
tectives.
The man referred to by Mrs. Wells
was a railroad construction worker.
While Ban had been employed at the
Tamalpais tavern is a bar tender and
a messenger. .Since he left the employ
of the tavern about the first of the
year he has stayed in San Francisco.
Tho authorities yesterday reverted
tiipir attention to the case of Mrs. Au
gust I^emke, the wife of a German
sailor in the United States navy, who
disappeared in June ISOB. I,emke met
the girl, who was a Bohemian, on the
Atlantic ocean while traveling to this
country. She came west with him and
• later he was forced to marry her.
L"mkr treat/id the girl -wHth great
cruelty and she was desperately afraid
of him. The couple lived at Vallejo
and the wife's plight excited great
sympathy for her. In June. 190S, she
disappeared and subsequently Lemke,
who was at the time enlisted in the
navy, was assigned to the Solace.
Answers Girl's Description
In general Mrs. Letnke answered the
description given of^ the woman whose
remains were found on the mountain.
The police yesterday received many
letters from persons with fantastic sug
gestions and solutions pf the mystery.
One of the unique epistles received yes
terday was from Arthur I). Hovercker
of Santa Cruz. A "H. E. F." of Oregon
\u25a0wrote another letter, as did several
local correspondents. The letters mer
ited no serious consideration. '
Word was received from Portland last
evening that J. C. Kipnock of Portland
and formerly of Hod Wing, Minn.," had
expressed the belief that an Ellen
Jensen was the victim of the tragedy.
Finee the police have satisfied them
selves in regard to the fact that Miss
Jensen was not the Tamalpais victim,
Kipnock's volunteer sensation was not
considered.
TURLOCK WOMAN MAKES
R DETAILED STATEMENT
Mrs. Pearl Wells, the Turlock
woman who wrote to The Call con
cerning her belief in the identity of
the victim of the Tamalpais outrage
and murder, elaborated her story yes
terday to a Call correspondent who in
terviewed her at her home.
She said that she left Turlock for
Portland November 6 last; that the
next day she met a young woman on
the train also going to. Portland -.that
the young woman was about 5 feet 4
Inches in height, about 23 years old;
•weight about 135 pounds, dark brown
hair, wore a rose colored suit on the
train, which she exchanged for a suit
of blue just before reaching Portland
November 8.
TALKED WITH WO MAX
Mrs. Wells had considerable conver
sation with the young woman, who
showed her a card from a man to
whom she said she had been engaged
to marry. The card was from Portland
and had on it the picture of a lodging
house in which the writer lived, the
•window of his room being- marked with
a cross. She referred to this man sev
eral times as "Frank."
Mrs. Wells says that she paid par
ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS REWARD
The Call will pay a reward of one thousaud 'dollars
($1,000) for exclusive information that .will lead to the
identity of the'woman murdered on Mount Tamalpais,
the apprehension of her murderer or murderers and
his or their convictioni
Clews to the identity of the victim of the Tamalpais
tragedy may be seen in a window of The'CalVs business
office. £4..^J;.
iTaST" TO J. B.: T>nii!» sn<l»fne«orj-. Please call at «he editorial
rouiiiM of thtw office. \u25a0\u25a0.',.' • • .;: -'".\u25a0'\u25a0- .\u25a0_•\u25a0=\u25a0 .
ticular attention to the bracelet and
watch worn by the young woman and
tried the bracelet on her own wrist.
Throe gold rings were worn by Mrs.
Wells' companion, one of which, she
says, was a plain gold band, the others
having settings. Her companion also
wore a set of curls, made apparently
from her own hair, which she fastened
with a pin having a glass top or orna
ment, f
TELEPHONED AT PORTLAND
On leaving the train at Portland her
companion wore a blue suit, blue hat
with narrow band and blue feathers
on left side. She immediately went to
a telephone and phoned to the lodging
house and talked with her, friend's
roommate, who informed her that
Frank had gone to Tamalpais and was
at work on a cut. ;
Mrs. Wells stated further that the
young woman returned to San Fran
cisco, saying that she would look
Frank up at Tamalpais.' She left Port
land at 4 o'clock November 8. Mrs.
Wells says she could identify not only
the bracelet worn by her companion,
but the back comb and the watch.'
During their conversation the young
woman said that she was as well at
quainted in Portland and Seattle as in
San Francisco, but was troubled and
seemed anxious to become reconciled
to Frank.
FRANK BATT'S STATEMENT
After Mrs. Wells' first statement was
received a search was made for Frank
Batt, the only person with that first
name who could he found on the books
of the Tamalpais railroad company.
He was located by The Call. Batt,
whose full name is Francis J. Batt,
easily eliminated himself from suspi
cion.
Batt read in yesterday morning a
Call that the police desired to find him
and immediately volunteered his state
ment. He proved to the satisfaction of
Captain M. O. Anderson, chief of detec
tive?, that he was traveling under his
own name by means of letters from his
father, who is a resident of London,
England. -•\u25a0'-\u25a0\u25a0- "\u25a0:'
He also produced a number of re
ceipts and documents showing that he
had sailed from Southampton for New
York in April of last year. From Xew
York he came to San Francisco, making
a stop of two days in Goldfield. Nev.,
where he visited an aunt who is now a
resident of the city. Batt was succes
sively employed by a hotel in Kearny
street, the Lane and Mount. Zion hos
pitals' and the Mount Tamalpais rail
road.
WAS NEVER IX PORTLAND
He declared and proved to the satis
faction of the police that he had never
been in Portland, thereby removing the
suspicion that he was the friend of a
girl answering the description of the
murdered woman who was seen on a
coastwise train by Mrs. Pearl Wells
of Turlock.
Batt denied that he had any women
friends in San Francisco or., in any
other city,
\u25a0He said that he had several times
gone over the hogback trail near which
the skeleton was found, and that dur
ing last November his attention had
been called to buzzards hovering about.
"Mr. Gill Hand called my attention to
the buzzards and expressed the opin
ion that they were probably feasting
on a dead deer or "some one who was
not needed,' said Batt, "Some one also
remarked about blowflies swarming in
the vicinity, .but as far as I know no
investigation was ever made.
'"The black eye which 1 had %vas a
result of an altercation which took
place in the tavern New Year's eve.
"I am living at the Hotel Howard in
Sixth street and will gladly furnish any
information I possibly can which might
aid in the solution of the mystery."
JEWELERS SAY THEY
MUST EXAMINE WATCH
"The only way in which the watch
maker who repaired the watch found
on the body of the Tamalpais victim
can be located Is for the watch itself
to be shown to jewelers in order that
they may compare it? markings with
other marks that are available. In
that way they might he able to trace
the repairer . who worked on the
watch," said Ernest Krahenbuhl,
watch repairer for Hammersmith
& Co., yesterday. "1 have now
among my watch repairs six watches
marked with a 'W and one marked
with a 'X,' and numbers. It is
possible that among those marked
with a 'W' or 'X' may -be a watch
which was repaired by the same work
man who repaired the , watch of the
murdered girl. But I could not tell
until I saw the watch itself and studied
the mark. -.. ;^
MARKS HAVE DISTINCTION'
"The marks which jewelers make on
the watches they repair have as much
distinction as there is in handwriting.
It is probable that many jewelers mark
their watches with a *W.* We have
had a watch repairer here who marked
with a 'W. Some of them put the
initial before or to the left of the nu
meral, and others put it after or to the
right. This initial, I understand, is to
the right. Now the number 1089 might
indicate that it was the one thousand
and eighty-ninth watch repaired by
that man. More" than one . jeweler
would handle more than 1089 watches,
so there would be a number of watches
bearing that distinguishing mark.
"But while the markings might look
alike to a layman, a jeweler could dis
tinguish differences between them; and
might readily find the jeweler who had
made the number 10S9 and f the initial
'W by comparing-it' x with the markings
on another watch marked -by the same
man. There is the. wrae difference be
tween th<ye marks that there* is in
handwriting, and the same similarity
can be noted between markings made
by the same man.
MUST STUDY WATCH • r •
"But the only way, as I said, to ef
fect an identification, is for the watch
itself to be brought to jewelers that
they might make the necessary com
parisons. If the watch .were brought
to me I would gladly devote 'time to
studying its characters. There are
several marks on the watch, I, under
stand. In-addition to the -1089W- there
is a number 958,, followed by a" mono
gram N. P., and the number .7434 and
658. the . latter followed by 'X.' Each
one of those numbers will aid that
much more in* effecting an Identifica
tion of the jeweler who repaired, the
watch, and possibly in ultimately iden
tifying the girl."
•John Hammersmith, the head of the
firm of Hammersmith & C 0. .. urged
strongly that- the of Marin
county bring* the< watch to this city
that jewelers might inspect, it and
endeavor to trace the name of Its
owner.
COLDS CAUSE HEADACHES
Laxative Bromo Qulriimv the" WorM
wide Cold and Grip ' remedy,'- removes
cause. See signature E."VV. Grove.;2sc. •
THE SAy FRANCISCO^^^-THIJB'SDAY^^^^BRUj^Y;:-- 10^1910,
FLAYS HERMANN IN
ARGUMENT TO JURY
Heney Pleads for Conviction of
9 Former Congressman for 4
Defrauding Government
PORTLAND, Feb. 9.— Francis 3.
Heney today made his j argument' to
the jury which is trying the, case of
former Congressman Binger Hermann,
charged with conspiring to defraud "the
government. He closed late in the day,
long after the hour when Judge-Wol
verton usually adjourns court. There
is much he left unsaid, and this he.will
take up "when he speaks in rebuttal
Friday.
Heney spoke in an easy, conversational
tone, rarely raising his voice, but he
nevertheless held the undivided atten
tion of court and juryand a courtroom
full of spectators, a large percentage of
whom were women. - -.\
Heney declared that Hermann was a
crafty man. A characteristic of this
was that while not appearing to want
the senatorship he was making a con
tinual effort to obtain it. Another evi
dence of his- craftiness, the prosecutor
contended, was his attempx while tes
tifying to make it appear that former
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock was
an- enemy of the people; that he had
never made any effort to secure the
repeal of the lieu land law and- the
timber and stone act, but that Her
mann himself was the only one who
tried to secure the repeal of these laws.
DISMISSES LETTER EPISODE
-Heney discoursed at length on the
anonymous letter from Oregon- which
was received in the general land office
in 1900. This gave a full explanation
of how the land speculators were de
frauding the government. Two years
later, the prosecutor said, when Her
mann received the "Zabrinskie" letter
and the Holzinger report, the one ad
vising Hermann of frauds in the Blue
Mountain reserve and the other con
firming its revelations, Hermann knew
that they were conclusive evidence of
guilt. At first he tried to conceal the
"Zabrinskie" letter and the Holzinger
report, and when that failed he declared
that he had never seen : the Citizen
letter, although, Heney asserted, it had
been proved that Hermann had ordered
that all mail from Oregon should be
placed on his desk.
Coming down to the formation of the
conspiracy charged in the indictment,
which, he declared, occurred In the- of
fice of Henry Meldrum, surveyor gen
eral for Oregon, the prosecutor* de
clared there is no good reason to dis
credit the testimony of Me^rum that
Hermann and F. P. Mays came to an
agreement at that meeting to have
tho Blue Mountain reserve created so
that Mays and his associates could se
cure the school lands. Heney said that
the defense, with all its effort, had not
succeeded in discrediting the main
statements sworn to by Meldrum.
HERMAXX'S CHAItACTER
Heney took up Hermann's personal
character, and mentioned that estim
able men had testified that it was good.
He said he wished to direct attention
to Colonel Harvey W. Scott's testimony,
especially one editorial he published in
the Portland Oregonian, as best de
scribing Hermann's character. The
editorial stated that Hermann was a
perpetual office seeker, that ho was not
a high type of statesman," was gener
ally wrong on the money and tariff
questions, but that he was a "sleek
and oily politician, in palaver and unc
tion unsurpassed."
"Palaver unsurpassed, unction un
surpassed!" exclaimed the ~" advocate;
"certainly on j the witness stand he was
'palaver unsurpassed.' and certainly he
always was an "oily politician."
Heney said the government did not
contend -that Hermann received intrin
sic compensation for the part he
played in the alleged conspiracy, but
it did claim- that he was a perpetual
candidate for United. States senator,
and that he kept men like Special
Agents Ormsby and Loomls in office
year after year, when he knew they
were dishonest, so these men might
advance his senatorial candidacy.
Heney asserted that Hermann not
only winked, but closed his eyes tight
ly, and permitted vast frauds to be
perpetrated ' by "that gang of politi
cians" in Oregon which could advance
his chances. - _• .- .
Tomorrow former United States Sen
ator John M. Gearin i of. defendant b
counsel will make argument for Her
mann. Colonel Worthlngton making ths
final plea for acquittal. ,
FLAMES CONSUME
$100,000 OF STOCK
Sales Depot of Rubber Company
in Golden Gate Avenue Suf
fers Heavy Damages
Flames caused damage amounting to
$100,000 in the sales depot- of the Fisk
rubber company at 418 Golden Gate
avenue last" night. /Four; raerifwere
overcome while fighting: the flames, but
they were revived and returned to their
posts. .\ :,.,..-\u25a0 ... ... -..;..-\u25a0;•. .. '\u25a0-.. .;-;
. Great quantities of gasoline and!- oil
were stored : in* the Abasement- of •- the
structure and !the fumes made the task
of the firemen extremely difficult. .Cap
tain Capalll, Lieutenant Bury and Fire
men > Robert Harrigan and, W.,Pullier
Inhaled the jrases :and were' rendered
unconscious. \u25a0,- They: were treated " by
their comrades and upon reviving in
sisted on rejoining in the battle against*
the flames.- ~- . . r;
The: building: was -a one story brick
and frame.; structure. The greatest
damage; occurred:' in :the rear, -where
the 'blaze originated. \u25a0"« By a peculiar, co
incidence af ire started' in' the: same spot
Tuesday; morning, V but -was
beforelit hadigained ;headway.. : . ! " ;»
"The goods destroyed consisted mostly
of tires and other, automobile goods. r
MERCHANT HAS APOPLEXY— WhiIe near) his
; ; houie;»t • 183 ;. Valencia^ utrwt! last- night: James
\u25a0 Bliss, .; a Z commission J merchant, , was ':' striokoa
' with epoplexy.; \He was; takea to; the central
.emergency hospital.., "\u25a0,.-. \u25a0;\u25a0 •*• ;; ;-. . -.
SENATE PROPOSES
HONOR FOR PEARY
Rank of Rear Admiral and Re=
tirement With Pay Pro
.-.\u25a0\u25a0 Tided in Hale BiU
Measure Is Adopted Without
Comment and House Leader
Favors Legislation '
'WASHINGTON, Feb.' 9.-— Promotion to
the rank of rear admiral as one: of the
honors to be bestowed upon Commander
Robert E:" Peary, U. S. N., ; for his
achievement in discovering the north
pole, received, the. indorsement of the
senate ; today..' ,: % .
/The Hale bill.adding Peary's name to
the list of. rear admirals in the navy,
and: providing for his immediate re
tirement with ' the highest pay re
ceived by one of the rank, was favor
ably reported by the 'committee on
naval- affairs and was passed almost
Immediately- without/ debate or \u25a0 com
ment. v -
A similar' measure offered in the
house by Representative Allen of Maine
was forwarded: to the navy department
by Chairman Foss of the: house naval
committee, who said that he hoped It
would-be approved- by., the department
and that he would urge its passage by
the house. -
MEIER'S NAVY PI,AX APPROVED
The long drawn out dispute in the
house committee on naval affairs over
the subject of indorsing .the; plan of
\u25a0Secretary Meyer for,' the reorganization
of the . : navy is , practically settled, it
was, stated today ~ and the committee
wil! take action next week, which will
be, in effect; tentative approval of the
secretary's ideas.
- Representative;Dawson of lowa_fur
nished .the suggestion by which? the
committee' "and -. the secretary reached
a- common understanding. Under this
plan, it is expected, appropriations for
1911 will be made under the old sys
tem, but Meyer will be vested with
authority to divert funds from one bu
reau .to another. '
The Meyer plan provides for the
abolition of the bureau of equipment,
the placing of all 'naval construction
under the direction of officers of the
line and a rearrangement of the duties
of some other departments. . \u25a0\u25a0'
Rear Admiral Hutch I. Cone, chief
of the bureau, of steam engineering,
was before the committee today in an
endeavor to refute charges made- by
Admiral Capps, chief of the bureau of
construction, who told the committee
some days ago that Admiral Cone's
figures on certain estimates and ex
penditures were incorrect. . •
SIX MEN KILLED BY
EXPLOSION IN MINE
STEARNS, JCy.. Feb. 9. — An explosion
in mine No. 1 of the Steams coal com
pany killed six men Instantly.
The explosion took place in one of
the Innermost recesses of the workings
and expended its force upon the men in
the Immediate vicinity.
The hoisting machinery was not dam
aged and no difficulty was experienced
in recovering the bodies.
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JOHNSON RETIRES
FROM CONBOY CASE
Special Prosecutor Returns Fee
to Relatives of Bernard
Lagan and Withdraws
District Attorney's Office Sur*
prised at Action of Lawyer
Retained to-Assist
.*;..
Continued* from Page 1
"that Conboy did not wave his revolver
and that during this time he, in fact,
hadjit in his hip pocket? Isn't that
true?"
"I • beg ; your pardon," said Ulrlch,
angrily, "I have just stated that he did
wave his revolver, and I meant exactly
that and that is the truth."
Torn Coat Sleeve
The mystery. of the torn coat sleeve
was injected into the hearing by the
testimony- of Margaret Lagan, sister of
the decedent. She testified." that, fol
lowing the shooting, she hung her
brother's coat in a closet and was posi
tive that the sleeves -were not ripped.
On cross examination she was asked if
she 'were positive of the fact and .em
phatically replied in the affirmative.
."How old was your brother Bernard?"
asked Dunne, quietly. - \'- '*'
"He would -have been 26- years old
this April," she replied.,* ... '
Dunne .then read from her testimony
at the preliminary hearing, when she
stated that her-brother would have been
27 years of age this coming Aprilr The
question was for the evident purpose of
showing that Miss Lagan's memory was
not of the best.
.The - other witnesses ! were' Sergeant
Philip Fraher, who identified the re
volver Conboy had when arrested; John
D. O'Brien, a newspaperman; Policeman
Morris ;O'Dowd; Edwin Hogue, a spec
tator of the shooting; I James . Ignatius
O'Day, a hospital attendant; Daniel
Lagan,, a brother, of the decedent, and
Albert Roche, deputy bond and warrant
clerk, who took Lagan's dying state
ment, .^is**:
Edwin Hogue testified that hearing
hot and angry words he looked up and
saw Conboy shoot Lagan. He declared
that the latter's coat was not off and
that he had taken a step back and
turned, as if to depart when Conboy
fired. All testified that Conboy was in
toxicated.
The fact. of Hiram W. Johnson leav
ing the case created a great deal of
gossip. Both District Attorney Charles
M. Fickert and Maxwell McNutt derjied
that there had been any trouble.
"We were very glad to have John-*
son," said McNutt,' "and allowed him an
absolutely free hand. He was retained
by the Lagans and the first I knew
that \u25a0he had withdrawn .was when he
telephoned. this morning saying that it
was not necessary for him to appear at
the trial and that It was best that he
should leave the caso."
The trial will be continued this morn
ing, when the defense will make its
opening statement. ..
CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH— Jamestown,
X. D., Feb. 9.— While James Ellenbcrger and
. wife, prominent residents of MeClusky, were
att^ndins a funeral In a nearby church to
day, their two sons, Arthur, need 6 years, and
Willie. '2 years, . were . burned to death in a
fire which destroyed their home.
ACCUSES MINISTER
IN WILL CONTEST
Stepsister of Clergyman's De
ceased Wife Charges Fraud
in Obtaining Estate
Brings Action in Pittsburg for
Division of Property Valued
at $300,000
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
\u25a0 PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 9.— An estate
estimated to be worth "$300,000 is in
volved in a case opened today in the
court of common pleas.
Mrs. Adelaide.. Miller Blick sues Rev.
James M.-Cocklns of Hollywood. Cal.,
and others for possession of property
left -by her stepsister, Mrs. Marianna
M, Cockins of Baltimore. In the bill of
compfaint it. is alleged that during her
lifetime Mrs. Cockins made the asser
tion \u25a0 that when she died her estate
would be equally distributed between
Mrs. Blick and her brotheV, -Horace J.
Miller, and that she made a will to that
effect. \u25a0 \u25a0 i
Mrs. Cockins died March 6. 1907. leav
ing -her husband, James M. Cockins,
Horace J. Miller and Mrs. Blick as the
nearest kin. The will in which she al
lotted the property to Miller and his
sister was said to have been dated Feb
ruary 6, -19.04. Mrs. BHck charges that
Rev. James M. Cockins,- by wiles, arti
fices and threats induced his wife dur
ing her life to change the will in his
favor.' Rev. Cockins recently married
Mrs. Margaret Hobbs of Los Angeles,
who is in court with him.
II I :: — IFFERS THE MAXIMUM OF COM- •fl
\\ /^ FORT AT A MINIMUM OF EX- I |
jfl I\u25a0 I PENSE. | Situated amidst the most per- |\u25a0]
n feet surroundings, facing the broad Pacific, 1 J
/| I I with the beautiful Santa Inez Mountains WJ
S\ forming the background. ,Can accommodate 1,000 il
B I guests and offers the best in service and equipment. II
I I Has its own Country Club, situated in a beautiful I f
If - park of 2,000 acres. Its Golf Course is the sportiest I 1
V in CALIFORNIA, and a competent instructor is in 1 1
J attendance. Polo. Tennis, Boating. Fishing and l|
\u25a0a : Motoring every day in the year. Guests of the Hotel if
|| are entitled to all Club privileges. W \
I I Open all the year round, and is operated on the b .
II American Plan only, with rates from $3.50 a day ||
fi Wire your reservations at our expense. ||
|| MILO H. POTTER. \
I RESTAURANT AND HOTEL I
1 [NOW 263-269-275 OTARRELL sfT| 1
H EXCELLENT- CUISINE. ffli
m SATISFACTORY APPOINTMENTS. - PI
H CONVENIENT SITUATION. gl
3 Excellent French Dinner 75c ||
H Special Lunch 50c 1
yl We Particularly Cater to After Theater Patrons. Wt
20 HUNGARIAN ORCHESTRA FROM 6TOBP. M. AND FROM Si
H >\u25a0 10 TO 12 P. M. HJ
HJ PHONE RESERVATIONS PROMPTLY TAKEN CARE OF. gfl
H§ Phones: Sutter 1234; Home C 3826. - ' fej
PAUACE HOTEL
COMPANY
Presents the
PALACE HOTEL
Entirely rebuilt". since tbe tire.
FAIRMONT HOTEL \
; ' ' In T its superb situation, :
\u25a0 As ; superior examples of mooern
. Hot»"l huil line and kecpinjr. "
3ELMONT HOTEL
.730 EDDY . ST. : NEAB VAU NESS. *
First class family hotel.' American or European
plan, at reduced rates. New and modernly equip-
ped. 'Tourists Eddy. cars from ferry. \.
HOTEL PLEASANTON
545 1 TTTEK : STREET, NEAB POLK.
:. •"\u25a0 Family . and ; com me .vial lioteirrooms/ Oetacbert
bath. $1 per day; rooms.* private bath,' 'sl.3o day;
resitanrant \ attacbed."" .Tase *IM V ' car » at tcrr* ;
S. V. car at 3d and To.v.iii.id. X.' S. JL'tealej;
maiiaser. .;..-';.;.;, v ;."_;.. .... .« .. '..
-"-.*'. - ' V' • . ."\u25a0 ' .-'-'.\u25a0' -. : *"^- ' "\u25a0\u25a0" ;
DIES IN FLAMES AS
BOX CAR BURNS
IX>S ANGELES, Feb. 9. — One man.
Francisco Gonzales, was burned to
death and two others, Ramon Vlerra
and Fulogia Fernandez, seriously, if
not fatally burned, while seven raore
barely escaped with their lives, when
a boxcar on the Southern Pacific rail
road, used as a section house at Chats
worth park. 30 miles north of this
city, was destroyed by flre early today.
All of the, men were asleep In the car
when the flre started, probably from
coals left in a stove used for cooking
purposes.
HOME CURE_FOR ECZEMA
Does it not seem strange that so
many people suffer year in and year
out with eczema?
A 25-cent bottle of a simple wa*h
stops the itch and will surely con-
vince any patient.
This wash is composed of mild
and soothing oil of wintergrcen mixed
with 'thymol and glycerine, etc.. and
known as D. D. D. Prescription. We
do not know how long the D. D. D.
Laboratories will continue the 25c
offer, as the remedy is regularly sold
only in $1.00 bottles* and has never
before been put on the market on
any special offers.
if you want relief- tonight try a bot-
I tie at 25c on our personal recom-
mendation.
Owl Drug Co.. 778 Market St.; 710
Market St.; 943 Kearny St.; 16th and
Mission Sts.; Post St. and Grant Aye.
HOTEL ST. JAMES
VAX AESS A.\D MeALUST£R
Reduced Rates
73c Day *3 Week 912.50 Month
HOTEL DALE
TURKAXD MARKET STREETS
~ Coroprna Plan * -
Rates . ...... ft.oO Prr Day *•-<
AVltb Bath. St^>o
]— Don't Worry; It Doesn't Pay— f
;— USE CALL WANT ADS-^-j

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