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ord for all- time, either for or against Colonel Roosevelt. STORER LETTERS IGNORED By this method, he believed, Roose velt's majority would gain from the ranks of the trimmers. When the correspondence with Arch • bishop Ireland siren out yesterday by : Mrs. Bellamy Storer was mentioned Colonel Roosevelt said that he did not Intend to be drawn Into a renewal of that controversy. He declined to make any extended reply to Mrs. Storer and confined himself to this comment: "Four years ago. when I was presi dent and Bellamy Storer was ambassa dor to Austria, all the letters from me to the Storers and from them to me \u25a0were published. The letters must speak for themselves." In his opinion, he added, the corre spondence formed a record against which no recollection of verbal con versations could stand and that there fore the question of veracity could not be entertained. New Hampshire Bourbons COXCORD, X. H.. Sept. 22. — The dem ocratic state convention today, adopted a platform which demands: "Immedi ate downward revision of \he -tariff in the Interests of the consumer; parcels post: adoption of the federal inclorrie tax amendments; the election of United States senators by the people: the elim ination of one man control of congress as expressed by Ca.nnonism; effective truft r«g-ulatfons and conservation of . natural resources." .". PICKPOCKETS! AND FINGERLESS TOO! \u25a0William Duggan's taxicabs were again under consideration at yester day's meeting of the board of harbor commissioners. The latest complaint i*> from Attorney Alexander T. Vogelsang, who. or.c recent afternoon, was charged 40 cents more than he fiad been the same morning in the same cab for a ride seven blocks longer. ' "I am strongly inclined to believe," \u25a0wrote Vogelsang, "that the taximeters on these particular cars are mechanical thieves. It Is of vast importance that the city front should be freed from all Forts of birds of prey. The average visitor ought to be able to reach the ' center of the city without having his , pockets picked." All the complaints against Duggan ! have been referred to the city authori ties. Th«> commissioners appointed W. E. Erzgraber as state wharfinger, to fill the vacancy caused by the death last Sunday of Daniel Deeblc. Wharfinger Erzgraber was assigned for duty in the secretary's office* where he has been ompjoyed for some years. The tearing down of a number of wharves makes the employment of another wharfinger along the water front unnecessary. By appointing Erzgraber to fill the va cancy the commissioners reduce the monthly pay roll by $150. Although iJeeble died less than a week ago the political job hunters lost no time in grabbing for his shoes and the commis sioners* action met with strong disap proval. The chief wharfinger was directed to confer with shippers, powder com panies and the fire underwriters for the purpose of formulating a rule to govern the handling of explosives in the har bor. r> - The commissioners accepted the of fer cf the civic department of the Cali fornia club to install a drinking foun tain in front of the ferry depot. VESSEL CAPTURED; INSURANCE GOOD? WASHINGTON". Sept. 22.— An odd tale of adventure, including an unusual in surance risk, is to be laid before tb>e Fupreme court of the United States next month, when that tribunal will be asked to decide whether an insurance company is liable on a policy taken upon a steamer against the perils of capture on a voyage from San Fran cisco to Vladivostok during the Russo- Japanese war. The vessel in question was the Brit ish ship M. S. Dollar. Late In 1904 it was desired to send the steamer to Vladivostock with a cargo, and in order to protect the owners from loss .by capture, they took out a policy against this peril with the Maritime Insurance company, limited, a British corporation. The vessel was seized off the coast of Japan about four days* sail from Vladi vostock. and subsequently was. con demned. And there may be more water in milk than appears on the surface - Why is it necessary to clean* fish when they are in bathing all the time? There are lots of things that 'even thft gossip never hears of until the ex plosion comes. When a young man acts as a girl's escort fo r the first time she tries to impress other girls with the belief that she can marry him any time she wants to. \u25a0 ..-—;,- : ., The golden era for Mississippi travel •was from IS4B until the war. Chas. Keilus 8r Ca EXGLUSIVE High-Grade Clothiers NO. BRANCH STOBES. NO.AGDfTS THE LOGICAL SHOP CONCENTRATION PRODUCES THE BEST RESULTS. WE HAVE CONCENTRATED ALL OUR ENERGY FOR THE LAST TWELVE YEARS ON *«3rEN'S CLOTHES ONLY." WE DICTATE AND ARE NOT DICTATED TO BY "LABEL"" MAKERS. OUR CLOTHES STAND ON THEIR 3TEBIT. THE NEW COLORS, SHAPES AND WEAVES F0 R F ALL I N SUITS AND OVERCOATS. PRICE, T W E ; N T?Y UP. ; ' ; ' \u25a0 \u25a0'-\u25a0 •'\u25a0,•\u25a0' ;;: Jewelers Building 1 50 R^t-Street San.l^ancisea LICENSE OF DRUG DEADFALL REVOKED Police Commissioners Take a Hand in War oin the Illegal Trade Among Soldiers Dive Keeper Loses \ Permit for Allowing Cocaine Venders to Operate in Saloon The police commissioners showed. a decided tendency to co-operate with the district attorney's office and the United States government in stamping. out the cocaine and morphine trade among sol diers of the army when, at the regular meeting of the board yesterday after noon, the saloon license of Alexander Machida of 623 Pacific street was re voked. Machida has been. conducting a deadfall for the venders of drugs un der the guip<* of a saloon. Machida was on hand with an array of affidavit men to testify that he had been conducting a legitimate saloon ; business, but the testimony of the habitues of the place did not sound as truthful to the com missioners as did the evidence given by Corporal Charles R. Hoa«" and : Musi cian O. W. Small, who were especially detailed by the government to gather evidence against the vender of drugs to the soldiers. . , The taking away of Machida's license is only the beginning of a vigorous campaign which the city officials and the government will wage 'against the drug venders. Of the several police officers on trial before the commissioners for neglect of duty. Patrolman William T. Moran of the Prec|ta avenue district was the only dne to be found guilty and fined. Moran was charged byCaptain Thomas S. Duke with failing to report for duty and conduct unbecoming an oJHcer in appearing in a restaurant in a drunken condition and threatening to -shoot the proprietor. Captain Duke testified that Frank Valiss. the principal witness for the prosecution, had told him .that he would not testify against Moran, as he was friendly to the policeman and he had been offered $100 by Moran not to appear against him. Valiss, who was present in the" room, was called on and refused' to testify.. Moran denied that he had offered the bribe. J. P. Verigf, who was charged wjth allowing women in his saloon at Mis sion street and Onondaga avenue, was allowed to go with the warning not to repeat the offense. Michael Ryan, who conducts a saloon at 3346 Mission street, was charged with refusing to keep his doors closed and was dismised with a reprimand. "Literary Bob" jßurtin, the pride of the detective force, was (granted a six months' leave of absence to travel In Europe. Curtin, who wa» recently elected the poet laureate of the .upper office, will spend most of his leave in London in an endeavor to recover a valuable estate left by a relative. BOSTON VETERAN TO COMMAND G. A. R. Rochester, N. V., Wins Conven tion; San Francisco Makes Bid for 1915 Gathering ATLANTIC CITY, Sept. 22.— John E. Gilman of Boston for" commander in chief, and Rochester, N. V.. for the next place of meeting, was the winning combination in the national encamp ment of the G. A. R., which opened its business session toVlay. The ' other officers elected were: Senior vice commander In chief. Charles Bur rows. Butherford. N. J. ; Junior vice commander In chief, William James, Jacksonville, Fla : surgeon general, John L. Smith, Spokane, Wash. ; chaplain in ehW. Rot. Thomas Harrowood, Al baquerque, K. M. The new commander in chief had an easy time of it in his election, but Rochester must secure satisfactory rates from the railroads, and if. In the judgment of the executive committee of the national council of the adminis tration, the rates are' not. satisfactory the committee can select some other city. Los Angeles, Denver, and Springfield, 111., were. also after the encampment, and San Francisco invited the veterans to the Golden Gate city in 1915. The proposition of a $1 a day pension for life will doubtless be shelved by the encampment. The committee on pensions, -which- made its report today, decided against; the. proposition on the ground that it. -would be too expensive to . the national government. It was figured out that $1 -a day would in crease the pension^ roll more than $100,000,000 a year. The pension roll now amounts to $160,000,000. The pension committee favors .the McCumber bill now In congress remov ing the restrictions that bar from the rolls women who were married to veterans after June 27. '1890, and who have since become widows. The bill, however, bars women -who ; became widows within three years after they married a veteran. . If influential members of the G. A. R. can prevent, the, present encamp ment will take no action on the matter of placing the statue of Robert E.- Lee in the national capitol. Leading mem bers* of the Grand Army declare they do not want, to offend the soldiers of the, confederacy. ST. CHARLES PARISH TO HOLD ANNUAL PICNIC \u25a0 Arrangements are complete for the annual picnic of St. Charles' parish and school at Fairfax park tomorrow. The committees that have had this af fair in hand have worked out an at tractive program. of entertainment and athletic events and a large crowd is expected. Prizes \u25a0 will be given in all contests. The\, committees in charge are: \u25a0• \u0084.- ' '•\u25a0« '„:•.-\u25a0 Arrangements — J. 3.' Connolly, chairman- Miss K. Kflly, segrctary ;Rct.J. J. Conway, treas - ReceptloiiSJlrs. George Cormey, Misg -» N ' Kelly, . Mlm CpMIU Shechan. : Miss Mac HnrleV Miss Mabel Eraus.- Miss label Lavin, VT 3 xi^l^'iJl W^ sh> ™* na Ecr: Mr. O'Malley;, Gate— William Glllespie, Mr. Deyany Mnsic— Mr*. William ; Doyle, Mrs." J. .J. Con nolly." '\u25a0'..' \u25a0 '\u25a0\u25a0_. '.. . ." \u0084 . >.-. .• " ".*\u25a0 * ':< \u25a0\u25a0 - Printlnc— W. J.Ryan, George Mull anr m™ William Doyle. Miss F. \u25a0, Curley?. Mrs. cZ'- Gaelic dancing club - to -;gi ve a^ big ball The original Gaelic dancing club will hold its eleventh annual. lrish* concert and': ball at; the auditorium, Thursday .evening, October -20. .:;. The committee of arrangements is as follows:. -..\" ':\u25a0 .' :\u25a0:,'-,-:. P.'-J. Kelleher. Eueene 'McAuliffe. Dan Cot tcr.^Edward^Fajclr. P. . J.: Kelly. John ,- Walsh P. .Warde. r Frank McKenna/ Jamps Barry fi 3. McKletn, John . Malcalrn, Jerry SulllTanT' THE SAJST FRANCISCO CALL, ; FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 VVl9i6.V V l9i6. PECK'S DISMISSAL CALLED INJUSTICE Counsel Who Defended" Officer Declares Evidence Would > ; ? Acquit in Civil Case Continued From Pagre 1 present some of the military witnesses at Fort Ontario in a, strange light and along many lines forming a tangled maze of improbabilities; and contradic tions." }-£0 DECISION CAUSES SURPRISE - • Congressman 'William Suizer .wrote the war department early in June con cerning the findings In the court -mari tiaf. and received a reply from (George H. ?B. Davis, Judge advocate general, under date June 15, in part, as follows: "Captain Peck*6 culpability can only be justly determined when the. records in the trials respecting the other officers concerned have been placed before the department."-*^. . - Congressman Suizer wrote again in July, urging that the 'disclosures be made public, and .in denying his re« quest Judge - Advocate General Pavis said: "I have been advised that ' the existing situation at Fort Ontario" has been fully investigated and that it -has been determined to bring Major Tag gart to trial for offenses which appear to have been, committed by that omcer at Fort Ontario and elsewhere." ' •/ With this added assurance that be fore sentence would be pronounced on Captain Peck Major Taggart would be put on the grill, friends of the young officer were totally unprepared for the order for* dismissal from the service, which came ; out a clear sky a short time later. .' • . APPEAL FOR REHEARING Congressmen from California and from other states. interested themselves In behalf of Captain Peck, asking fora reh^ring. * Major Taggart, it is said, at his own request, was transferred from Fort Ontario and the incident was' believed happily closed without besmirching the commanding officer. , . The early part of August Congress man M. B. Driscoll wrote General Rob ert Shaw Oliver, assistant secretary of war, in which he went into a review of the case based on the information of Attorney Bulger, in | whom he said he had Implicit confidence, and asked that the charges against -Captain Peck be gone Into more fully, stating his belief that Peck was suffering dn injury." He said in part: t J ."It appears that Captain Peck; was clearly justified in making the state ment he did concerning Ethel Roberts, whose actions and language moreover had caused grave scandal among the civilians as well as in the army, brings ing Major 'Taggart's name into disre pute. Moreover, the records show that Major Taggart was moved to prefer these charges against Captain Peck because he learned that Captain Peck w.as preparing to prefer charges against him." SULLIVAN FUND IS GROWING FAST $5,294.50 Already Received for Memorial Monument to Noted Fire* Chief The" sum of $1,037 was added yester day to the Dennis T. Sullivan monument fund, bringing the total to $5,294.50.' The firemen have been greatly encouraged by the ready and generous , response that has greeted their efforts to perpet uate the memory of the late, chief. A number of persons called at the fire houses yesterday and left their contri butions. Several letters were received from well known business firms inclos ing ample checks. . Chief Murphy. has announced that no one is authorized to receive contribu tions except uniformed members of the fire department. 'i '/<£ Yesterday's additions to the $4,257.50 already subscribed. are as follows: '**S\ IMahony. Brother* ' H.8e1d... ...... 2.50 (builders) $100.00 Fred Shade. .. . . 2.50 William Belden. 6.00 William Bpinettl 20.00 Joseph Header.. S.SO Thomas Coogan. 5.00 John Fitepatrick 25.00 M. Dwyer...... '2.50 William Conniff. 6.00 William Siew*rt 5.00 Haslett ware- John Balletta.... - 2.60 house company 10.00 E. Riordan ....... 2.50 3. Angelocovich. 1.00 William Nichol- H. Hock.. 1.00 50n..:........ 15.00 Fred Whi taker... 20.00 Joseph Landtbom 10.00 A. Schilling: & Julius Kane.... 10.00 Co. \u25a0 60.00 Robert Powers.".* * 10.00 Richard Allen... 50.00 Jajr.ei Dever. . . . 10.00 Daniel Coughlin. 6.00 Walter Boynton. .10.00 Coleman Conroy. 6.00 H." 3. Temple. .. . 10.00 A. Horrissey .... 2.60 Wflliun Hensley 5.00 H. Cull 6.00 Arthur Goddard. 10.00 William Kerri- James Fitzgerald 5.00 ras 5.00 Charles Neil. ... 5. C0 Ed M0ran. ... . . . 6.00 Exempt firemen. 50.00 T. Kenny....... . 2.60 M. -J.. Branden- < John W. Party. . 2.60 stein.. ...60.00 M. Abreo. 2.60 Emil Gouvi. . . . . \u25a0"*\u25a0 10 00 j John Leckie ..... 1 0 . 00 A. Searcy ...... - 6 . 00 Martin M. Fen- Dennis ttoAuliffe 5.00 nell. .'. ..... ' 10.00 James Conniff •< 15 00 : E. W. Bennett Michael Drury.: \u25a0 15.00 & Co 5.00 Patrick Hushes. 10.00 A. A. Moore Jr. 10.00 Matt Glennan... 5.00 John Mathcton . . 5 . 00 Henry. Welch . . . : 5 . 00 John Kenny..... 20.00 Ed Murphy... .. ,5.00 Joseph Cannon. . " 20 00 John Cauley. ... 5.00 James Bohan... 20 CO John Cahi11..... 5.00 WiUiam V*n B. J0ne«. ...:... 5.00 Deirort. . 5.00 Walter tintott. \u25a0 5.00 John J. Buckley 6.00 Theo Kentzell.v 10.00 William Crosby. 5.00 Walter' Creber. .'. 10 00 Joseph Wales... 5.00 Hugh Powers... 10.00 William Regran. 20.00 Frank Cassasa. .'-\u25a0: 10.00 William O'Far- 5.00 Frank ' Joseph. .. '10.00 • re 11 .;.....:... 6.00 Frank Jordan... j 8.00 Auffust'Butt.... 5.00 William Wede- •- < Maurice Barrett, v 5.00 meyer.. ....;..; .5.00 J. - Sweeney. .... 6.00 James Ledden...;'.: 5.00 E,'< X* Raffestein 5.00 Fred : Bowlen. . . 10.00 Arthur Welch..'. 5.00 Geort-e Stolzen- - George Linehaa : 5 . 00 < wald ..... . . . . '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 5 . 00 M. Rodriguez... 15 00 Frank Lermen... 10.00 James Harlow. . 2.50 William Curr an. 10.00 Robert Burke. .. 2.50 Ben Currier.;;.. 1 >J , 5.00 J. Ryan......;. 2.50 G. Wisson..:.*. . -5.00 Charles Malloy.. 15.00 Walter Shields. . • 5.00 C. Mi11er. ...... 2.60 Frank Becker. .."--.• 6.00 F. Sullivan.. ... 2.60 George McDon- \u25a0 G. Faubel ..... . 2.60 aid.'.........'. 1 6. 00 Martin Spellman 6.00 D. O'Rourke.... 5.00 Jeremiah Sulli- J. Ryan . ... \u25a0'. 5 . 00 van.-. ......:.. 20 00 Charles Hewitt., i % 5.00 Theo. Tri vett . '. . > 15 . 00 John : McDonald. . | 8.00 Joseph Burnett.. 8.60 c ' \ INDIANAPOLIS- SECURES I. 0.0. F. CONVENTION "i ATLANTA. Ga., Sept/. 22.— lndia'napo-' lis Was selected as the next convention city! ' by .>. > sovereign v grand S lodge, Independent Order of Odd -Fellows," tnis afternoon; defeating for I the "honor/ Los Angeles.v Baltimore, Chicago ?and< Syd ney, - Australia, ? which: had t made * bids for the convention^; A. f Gas" Bills | Reduced And ; your* gas . servlca ; taken^ car«i ; of for a small, monthly cmirse. Gas Con sumers'- Ass'nr. 467. O'Farreli st.. phone Franklin v7l7^/t> : iJ^n> : '-":.. -\u25a0 / \u25a0 \u0084 • - '^ForlA^t>^ud;Chil&irau v The Kind You Have Always Bought Signature ;of <**LOi*/Zy<&&&2l MAN HANGS SELF; SHOOTS WOMAN Wealthy Detroit Basiiiessniaa Is Principal in Cleveland Wineroom Tragedy Mystery Surrounds Relation of Pair ; Sons Hury to the Scene of Crime • CLEVELAND, -Qir Sept. S^.-^As the end of an acquaintanceship of unknown 0 v rat 1o n , B. W. y a tea.' a we al l hy . De - tr °l,t businessman.' today: shot and seri ously wounded Mrs. r Fred - Singer in a wineroom, and two hours later hanged himself in the county jail V "_ , ,'-/ Tonight the woman's attorney, Frank Bil jjnan, was closeted with YatosV two sons for . several | hours. The results jof the interview were not: given -out. The younsr. men. 'A. W". and • H. . F. Yates, hurrjedi her? from Detroit as :soon~ as the report k of the. shooting reached them. : Tates was 4 S years old and married. •. " ;^ Mrs. Singer,' 'formerly a resident of Detroit^but lately I residing in a Cleve land hotel,- is the' wife of a traveling salesman.^ The couple spent yesterday afternoon and' evening In an automo bile. At midnight they went to a road house at Rocky river, a western sub urb , of the city. Four hours later the shooting occurred. Mrs. Singer "was shot through the back and .through both Jegs. ; While the woman wasborne to a hos pital Yates was taken to the C le veland jail an 4 there he hanged himself in tho. washroom, using his handkerchief as a noose. Mystery surrounds the relations of the pair. Mrs. Singer has* been es tranged from her husband for months. CHURCHMEN CLOSE ANNUAL CONCLAVE Episcopalians of Sacramento - District Elect Officers and ,' Talk Missions [Special Dispatch to The Call] SANTA ROSA, Sept. 22— The 36th annual con vocation of the Sacramento district of the Episcopal church closed today. The last day was devoted, to the election of -officers, delegates and committees, and the consideration of missions. The women of the church held a session during the afternoon, while at night the; laymen and clergy spoke along missionary lines. The proposed formation of the' dis trict into the Sacramento diooese yes terday made it necessary to provide a salary for the bishop, the position be ing^ retained 5 by Bishop W. H. More land. The salary was fixed at $3,000 per annum with an allowance of $500 per. year for traveling expenses. The elections .resulted as follows: m^fhtf ate h to ne , ral conv ention: ! ' Clerical R^ i% nnoe o \ !l i 11"i 11 ". 1 " 1 " ' E - Famr - Thomas p.' %t' a *• TTT T - Snm-tteff. F. W. Crook. Alternates _Lay members— X. p. Chipman. J. U. Spence. &V; Sea 4 t0 S' ?• W. B.ush. Alternates-^C m! Hartley A Baring-Gould. J..G. French, J. Bell. ! Standing committee: Clerical members— Revs. John Partridge. J. T. Shurtleff. Charles E. Far rar. D. E. Holt. . :,- - \u25a0•\u25a0 . Lay members— J. R. Wood, W. B. Lardner, W. W. Lyman. C. W..Bush. a i Bo . a , rd « of Miss '°ns: Clerical , members— Dean A^ w l n ',, ReTS - I-DaTrson, C. E". Farrar, A. L. Mitchell. Lay members — E. D. Reaton. J. H. Dungan, C. Q.' Nelson, James U. Spence. SUSPECTED SLAYERS CAUGHT — Adamana. N. M.. Sept. 22. — Sheriff Thompson of Globe tonight arrested James Steele and William Stewart.' former United States soldiers, who \u25a0re charged with the } murder of Fred Kibbe and Alfred T. vHlllnot, businessmen of Globe. This ends a nine day ch&se, which was par ticipated in by peace , officers, Indian . trailers and bloodhounds. , -. \u25a0 .'" ||HJ£2^jflg|l^Jj 4*4 Whatever price you have set for your- wf"'" '"hSßi J^^wTQ'mW Se '^' aS C m^ you w^' spend for a ffil liJP^'rt'y JLQIJLJL suit or overcoat, whether it is $15 or 'nu 1 ' 1 - if m &J/ any p " ce up to you cannot mnBß BjPW flf IB ne § arrr } ents we have provided for you. rSKkill IH!Km m an better values than Fall Suits and $\ fi $A P? ;We have gathered these % garments from ithe best factories and taken only^ the finest from each, the very \ cream of /American clothes. 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I subsceibe foe \u25a0; \u25a0 ;-\.:.:',^,A:y^\>:::;-j-v:;:--.,-;.v; ;;v V'.^^^^ , THE WEEKLY- CALL \ OILHTING :BOARD PLANNED Big Deal May Be by Failure to Agree Upon the Price Independents Want, 40 Cents While Associated Company T Holds" Out for 35 Continued From Pa^re 1 all parties concerned :to obtain the best prices possible, for "their product, and instead of each working independently as In : the past, there will be a unity. of interest and effort. 'and each marketing arm of the combine will. devote itself •to its allotted territory^ The chief and practically the only obstacle- in- the way. of a successful termination". of the ne gotiations"'*at" the; present 'time is the inability, of the \u25a0 opposing interests to agn.ee upon "the price'rto /be paid by the Associated to the. agencyfor.its surplus oil. The Associated has practically given its ultimatum that It nrustln-' elude from seven no ten million barrels at 35 cents, while the Producers-Union oil interest demand 40 cents, and desire the quantity;to be' somewhat less than 7,000,000 barrels', whtich is equal to the total surplus now in storage. ' When President ' St. -Glair of the-Pro ducers' agency opened negotiations last week with "the Associated the latter submitted, an agreement calling for 35 cents per barrel. St. Clair said that while he had- full power to act, he desired to place the otffer before the advisory board of his company. • A "counter/ offer^ was then submitted by St. Clair- calling for 40, cents per barrel. This Is the rock" upon. which the con tending interests" have split, and the immense financial results involved make the outcome doubtful. " While those connected with th»e agency*- are firm in their belief that St. Clair will turn a deaf ;ear to all propositions which include a pries" bedow 40 cents a barrel for the^ agency's surplus,, the fact that the negotiations have reached their present stage augurs well', for. a compromise which will prove accept able to i all -the conflicting. interests. The departure of General Manager Herrin of the Southern Pacific, which controls the Associated, for the east in "connection with these negotiations, last week is believed to have been and it is Stated in some quarters that the deal will either be consummated or definitely abandoned before the close of this* week. •\u2666- -\u25a0\u25a0"/\u25a0 \u25a0 ' : : — _ Local Brevities CONTRACTOR BANKRUPT— O, Holtlng. an Oak . land contractor, fi!p<l a. petition yesterday ask . injc that he be adjudged -a bankrupt, statics; that he owed $2.2t>l *nd had property worth but $430 with which to meet his obligations. 1 -- ALLEGED , EMBEZZLER CAUGHT— Frederick Basor, a young raau, was arrested yesterday by Detectives ODea and Daly^on a dispatch from Santa Monica that' he was wanted oa a charge of embezzling $75-from a Japanese mer . chant there. -, LOG BREAKS LEG— A. W. Doyle, employed In Miller & Lux's stockyards, while at work yesterday morning was knocked down by a log falling against him and his right leg broken. He was taken to the. central emer gency hospital. • CHECK PROVES WORTHLESS— IsraeI Goldman, 703 Howard - street, obtained a warrant from Police Judge Conlan yesterday for the arrest of Harry Greenfield on a. charge of passing a fictitious check for $75 on him on September - 14, drawn on the Western national bank. SAILOR CHARGES : WITH LARCENY— Fer nando Barragan and J. F.. Cervantes were • sailors on the ship Tacoma, from Alaska and yesterday. Cervantes had Bacragan arrested on a charge of grand -larceny, : accusing him of stealing a parse containing $103 during the voyage. \ ; . . \u25a0 ; . FIRE PROTECTION RECOMMENDED— The peti tion of -Ingleside residents for a fire engine - company, met "the approval of the Ore com mittee of the supervisors yesterday "and of the fire . commission. Both bodies recom mended to the finance committee that " money \u25a0be appropriated to establish the protection In the' district.. ' ipELPS MOTHER HORSEWHIP RIVAL *• - \u25a0 Jealous Woman Applies Lash to Neighbor and Former Friend Wife of j Sea; Captain Called; to . Her Door and Given a Beating Continued From Pa ice 1 had sought consolation. In his loneliness at Mrs. Evans' hornet' In the belief that Mrs. Evans had taken advantage" of Captain- Evans* absence to pass her idle time with La Plant Jn her own home, Mrs/ La Plant lost~her regard for her old friend. Friendship turned to jealousy and to T night shejacted. Taking her son Alec. Mrs. La Plant carried her horsewhip to the neighbor's house. She rang the bell and waited until Mrs. Evans came to greet her. Then, said Mrs. Evans, the son seized the victim of Mrs. La Plant' jealousy 'and the tongue lashing and the whipping began. 'Mrs. Evans screamed and aroused neighbors, who sent for the police. Ser geant of Police Hadley went to the Clinton avenue home, but when he ar rived Mrs. La Plant had departed with her son and her horsewhip. The police did not find them this evening. Mrs.; Evans denounced the attack as an outrage. She said her neighbor had no cause for jealousy. The .mariner's wife is In fear because Mrs. La Plant, she said, threatened to kill her. La Plant denied that he had been a visitor at the :Evans home during^ his wife's absence In the east. ""He 'dis claimed any knowledge of the horse whipping episode, and said he did not .know -where his wife and son had gone. Mrs. Evans declare dto the police that she would swear out a warrant tomor row for Mrs. La Plant's arrest. LIGHTNING HILLS FOUR IN COLORADO Two Women and Two Men Slain by' Bolts and Big Flour Plant Is Destroyed COLORADO SPRINGS, Sept- 22. Lightning killed four persons in a storm in the of Eastonville and Elbert. 25 miles northeast of here, last evening. Tha dead: Mrs. Gun Krotze of Elbert, Colo. Mrs. Julius Trotxy of Klowa, Colo. James -Bland of Plattsbury, Mo. "William Lolcama of.Eastonville,.Colo. Bland and Lolcama were killed at Eastonville' in a barn, -which was struck; Mrs. Krotze met death near Elbert as she as opening the gate of a wire fence, anJ Mrs. Trotzy was hit by a bolt as she was- driving through a field southeast of Kiowa. Destroys Flour Plant BELLEFOURCHE, S. D.. Sept. 22.— Fire originating from a stroke of light ning last night destroyed the Bernard & Staley flouring mill and the electric light plant here, causing ' a loss of $65,000 with little insurance. The elec trical storm "was one of the worst in years. . _ : Two Meet Death v KIMBALL, Neb., Sept. 22. — Peter Lar sen was killed by lightning and George Geergensen burned to death in hay set on fire by the same stroke last night 20 miles southeast of here.' We're Going To Sell EVERY PIANO HOT OF OUS MANUFACTURE AT ONCE Sacrifice Prices Will Do It took at This List, Call and See the Pianos and Satisfy Yourself They Can't Be Duplicated MARTIN. ...$70.00 A *very desirable Piano for the money. SHERWOOD . . . .$115.00 Exceptionally fine value; thorough- ly overhauled. EVERETT $165.00 Rich-toned, ebony case; in fine con- dition. See this Piano before pay- Ing some dealer $200 for a good Piano. BENJ. CURT AZ: .$198.00 WhUte second-hand? it is like new; in a walnut case. HARDMAN .....$225.00 Try and duplioate this beautiful Oak Piano and you will find it $450 value. KIMBALL ..... .$260.00 $600 is the price of this fine large Oak Kiraball. and it is Just like new. STEINWAY $265.00 Very rich rosewood case and in fine condition. . VOSfi $295.00 Find out what you can buy one c^ these for new. then see this Piano? STOfaDARD $187.00 Absolutely new. in rich dark oak. but the case is slightly damaged. JACOB DOLL & SONS ? $195.00 Regularly sold by a prominent local dealer for $325.- SCHROEDER ...$200.00 In light^oak: a very fine instru- ment; worth $300. SCHROEDER ...$195.00 Rich San Domingo mahogany. Look around then come and buy this Piano, and know you have saved $125. ; \u25a0 . • GABLER .. ..... .$375.00 This beautiful instrument sold the world over for $600. Is not the difference worth while? H GABLER GRAND $600.00 Artists' size; absolutely new; worth $1,000 of any one's money, but we're cleaning shop. $750.00 Player Piano For $427.00 In beautiful mahogany; a perfect Player Piano. $800.00 Player Piano>: . For $595.00 This is in burl -walnut and absolute- ly new except the use it has had in demonstrating. $900.00 Player Piano For $600.00 In San Domingo mahogany, a per- fect Piano, and absolutely new. • $1,000 Player Piano in burl walnut, better than the best; 9625. PIANOLA ........$90.00 ANGELTJS ......$lOO.OO Remember this -is not a complete Jist. We have many other bar- gains, but surely have enumerated, sufficient to convince the most skeptical that they can do better by purchasing of us than thru . If you desire something in a bet- ter Piano than enumerated we have it. and* at a price less by from $100.00 to 5250.00 than can be ob- tained elsewhere. TERMS If yon cant pay all cash, certain- ly we can Ktve yon terms. Make your own term*. We know 70a vron't ask the unreasonable. See us any-way. V .. COUNTRY PATRONS If you are llvine at a dlntanee from the city and cannot call iielect the Instrument you think 70a would like and vwe will send It to you. You take no rl.ik, for If not satis- factory we will refund what you have paid, and you can return It. . If you desire a complete list, or a song book. fill, out the coupon at- tached and mail it to us. Do you want a Piano. .• About what price......; Any preference as to make Shall we -mail you one of our Nation's song b00k5. . ..... ...... -.A...:. 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