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The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, October 11, 1910, Image 8

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BURGLARS LOOT 70
BUSINESS OFFICES
Five Floors of Monadnock
Building Visited and Safes
and Desks Broken Open
Only One Hundred Dollars in
Stamps and Coin Secured
by the Robbers
Open saf>s, broken desks and
"jimmied" doors on the second, third,
fifth, seventh and eighth floors of the
Monadnock building offered mute testi
mony yesterday morning to the effec
tive work of two burglars, who .•prac
tically looted more than seventy offices
in tb< large structure during Saturday
risht and Sunday morning; and secured
1-es? than ?100.
Nothing was too small or too large
for thp efforts of the pair, public sten
ographers, loan companies, agents, man
ufacturers, lawyers, brokers, and rail
roads had their offics ransacked and
tvhen tbe bu^in^s? week" opened yes
terday P. C. Huntingdon, superintendent
of the building, was besieged by an
army of startled tenants.
IJE«KS AND S.VFKS OPEXRD
Thirty desks had been ripped open
and the contents scattered about the
floors. Money boxes and drawers In
five safes had been broken into and
in almost every instance stamps and
money were missing. The combination
of every safe in the building had been
turned and in most cases left standing
at zero, and • this led Detectives
tequim and Graham of the southern
station to suggest that the robbers
hoped to find the safe locks slightly
turned, but not entirely tumbled.
In the offices of the Pacific refining
and roofing company's offices, the safe
v.as found open and three of the desks
damaged. It had been the custom of
this concern to keep 5750 on hand for
the payroll, but the money was dis
bursed Saturday afternoon and only
two dollars' worth of stamps was
ftolen.
>THIPS TAKEN FROM COOKS
The detectives concluded that it had
taken one man about a minute to open
«*ach door, ejnrar.ee having been gained
with a screwdriver. By prying oft!
a strip of facing next to the door jam
and near the lock, the bolt of the lock
was left exposed to a pressure from the
screTrdriver. The pc-uliar conical shape \u25a0
of the bolt made the task of throwinjr
it back easy, altho-ugh. after the thieves
l~:sd entered and closed the door, only
r!ose inspection would detect their
work. Once inside, the men employed
a "Jimmy"' on everything that had a
lock on it and rifled all the desks.
As soon as the detectives had dis
covered the method of the robbers Su
}><-rintend< j nt Huntingdon ordered 550
new lo<ks with which the entire build- '\u25a0
ing will be re-equipped. The wholesale
burglary was but a repetition of a raid,
ir.ade about a year ago when some
tv.-enty-five offices on the lower floors '
•were looted. At that time the burglars
secured stamps and small sums in gold,
and silver.
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F-M-1T TJISTRrRITXPIIS
STANFORD STUDENTS WILL BE HEARD
IN THE TUNEFUL OPERA "MIKADO"
Three T» omzn students of the.Schuberl club at Stanford university, wfyo will appear in the comic opera
of "The Mikado." From left to right they are Dorothy Stillman, Ruth Roberisan and Irene Burnside.
route executive offices were ransacked.
Stamps which were perforated with
the line's initials were left behind.
None of the railroad safes was left
open, but all the combinations had been
moved by the burglar.
The raid on the third floor was the
most thorough, the Pacific refining and
roofing company's offices suffering most
from the effective "jimmy." The office
of William J. Dlngee was searched, but
the heavy desks resisted the tool
wielded by the burglar.
LIST OF THE VICTIMS
A list of the offices broken into fol
lows:
Wabash railroad, Baltimore and Ohio
railroad, Grand Trunk railroad. El Paso
and Southwestern railroad. Santa Fe
md Rio Grande, Panama railroad. Em
pire freight route, California salvage
company. Pacific Coast "hardware asso
ciation, W. B. Hinchman; Tonopah and
Tidewater railroad, Williams Bros. &
Henderson, San Francisco automatic
company, J. E. Kerr, S. A- White, John
son service company, Miss Lora Kim
berly. Turner bed company, A. C. Ru
lofson. Standard loan company, Fred
P. Winchester, William J. Dingee, the
White company, H. M. Anthony, ' W.
Morgan. Pacific Coast art marble com
pany, George Armstrong, the Aetna
life insurance company.
It is believed that two men were en
gaged in the. burglaries, one as "look
out" and the other as operative. One
of them was seen by a tenant of the
building and is described as about 5
THE SAN JFB^
feet S inches high, weighing 135 pounds,
about 45 years of age and wearing
black overcoat and suit.
VAMJADLE ARTICLES LEFT
There is hardly any clew to lead to
the capture of the robbers." In spite of
the opportunity to steal quantities of
cigars and samples of and
liquors, novelties, and jewtTlry, nothing
.was taken except money and stamps.
J. A. Williamson, the night watch- :
man, told Superintendent Huntington
that he was in the building constantly
during Saturday night and was on
every floor several times before morn
ing. It is thought probable that by
operating swiftly the men may have:
turned the trick Sunday morning.
CIVIL SERVICE WILL
HOLD EXAMINATIONS
Chance Is Given for Competi
> tion for Good Places
The United States civil service com
mission announces that the following
examinations will be held at San Fran
cisco at an early date:
Electrical assistant, NoTember 9: testing en
gineer, forest service, Seattle, Wash., $900 per
annum, November 9; editorial clerk (male), dl
rision of publications!, department of agriculture,
\u25a0WaPhlngrton, L>. C, ?1,400 per annum, November
9, IPIO.
Application blanks and further infor T
mation niay" be obtained 'from the sec
retary, twelfth civil . service district,
postoffice building, San Francisco.
DONNE GIVES RUEF
TEN DAYS' RESPITE
' Consideration of the motion of. the
district attorney •that Abe Ruef be re
committed' to the county jail pending
determination of his appeal from con
viction for bribery vras postponed yes
terday to October 19. Judge Dunne
made the . order, in place of
Judge La wlor, who had hot returned to
the city from Eureka. It was supposed
that Judge Lawlor would be in town
yesterday, but the boat upon which he
made the* journey was delayed by coast
fogs.
Next Monday the appeal court w!U
hear arguments' on Ruefs appeal. It
was practically, agreed yesterday that
until the argument is concluded Ruef
and his attorneys; will not have to
trouble themselves about the; question
of hie liberty or bail. ..... •
Judge Lawlor has already ruled that
Ruef is -not entitled to' be at large on
the score of his . physical condition, and
the only question now' at ? > lssue is
whether or not the. order, of Judge.Ca
baniss liberating him may be* revoked.
SCHUBERT CLUB
MEMBERS TO SING
Stanford Men and Women Will
Give Musical Comedy on
Elaborate Scale
[Special: Dispatch to The Call] ;
..STANFORD UNIVERSITT. Octl 10%--
A performance of >"The Mikado"^ is to
bo given by /the Schubert club on the
evening; of October 15; after the game ;
between the freshmen of Stanford and
California, The cast of characters for
the play was selected several weeks]
ago, and rehearsals have been in prog-;
ress almost : since the v beglnning of the
semester and: the piece Is almost ready
for production. \u25a0 - '
x Miss Alberta Hanna is ' cast in the ;
heavy part of Katisha, and the other i
leading woman's role, of Turn-Turn' is
to be taken by; Ruth Robertson. Hoi
lister Magulre has the leading male
role of Nanki-Pooh.
:,The .staging for the piece and the
costumes are elaborate. One of the
features of the performance is the size
of the chorus, which has been rehears
ing daily for three weeks. The pro
ceeds^ of the- production are to go to
swell the fund which is being raised for
the erection of a woman's clubhouse
on the campus. \u25a0,
Following is the cast of characters;
Tnm-Ynm Ruth RoberUon
Petti-Sing Dorothy Stillm«n
Peek-Bo Irene ' Burnalde
Katisha .Alberta Hanna
Kankl-Poob Holllster Maguire
Ko-Ko .James I Forb«s
Poon-Bah ....Alfred Roekwood
The Mikado Harold Bromell i
Plsh-Tish ........... .P. M. Jon«>
% The women* chorus will contain the
.following:
Dona Amston Nina" Moi?e
Mary' Atwood Chettana Kesbltt
Mabel Crumby j Pearle Sheldon
Emily Coleman Ada Simons
Hazel Gilbert Teosie Tags?
Mary Gunnell Bertha Van Zwalenbcrg
Roe Hanna - Alice Weyse
Bertha Haig Carol Green \u25a0
Mabel Lerer \u25a0 Wlnona Bassett
Prances I»ftls \u25a0 Ora McDermott
May McCormack . Celeste Phelps
Florence Metsner
The men's chorus will be as follows:
James Mclnernej C. W. Waite
James Wells E. C. Manning
A. C. Murray G. C. Larkin
S.t W. Gntherle J. E. Matthews
Burnett Sanford — E. B. Bartlett
W. C. Glover F." D. Price
I. D. Payne ' H.M.Sherman
"KID" SULLIVAN TO FACE
VAGRANCY CHARGE TODAY
Judge Deasy Declares Trial
'Must Proceed at Once
The case of "Kid" Sullivan, .the no
torious manipulator, of pickpockets,
who was recently charged .by Detective
Ed Gibson with vagrancy, was called
before Judge Deasy yesterday and
again postponed. Charles M. Douglass,
Sullivan's attorney, was "unfortu
nately detained in other courts," as he
has been on several other occasions
when Sullivan faced the court. Judge
Deasy showed plainly that he. did not
care for the oft repeated excuse and
notified Sullivan to" be- on hand the
first thing this morning with his at
torney, saying that the case must go
to trial at once. It is. rumored) that the
"Kid" is pulling every string possible
,to_secure influence to help, him escape
conviction. Forty members of the po
lice department have been subpenaed
as witnesses" against Sullivan. ...- ,' :
HUGHES IS SEATED
ON SUPREME BENCH
Court Adjourns' as Tribute to
Memory of Late Chief
Justice
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.— Ceremonies
marking the advent of a new judge of
the law' and the demise of a famous
jurist who had gone before him con
stituted today the solemn business of
: the supreme-court of the United States.
Charles' E. Hughes of New York donned
the robes of office as an associate judge
with all the formalities designed to
give dignity to the court, and then with
a few words of sorrow expressed by the
senior associate Justice. John Marshall
Harlan, the court adjourned until to
morrow, out of respect to the memory
of the late Chief Justice Melvin W.
Fuller. \u25a0 *
The little courtroom' was crowded.
Conspicuous among the spectators were
the mother, .the'wife and the. daughter
of Justice Hughes.
The administration of the oath to the
new justice consumed only a few min
utes. Justice Harlan announced the
death of the chief justice and spoke of
his distinguished service to the coun
try. He concluded with the remark
that the memory of hh? famous life
would "ever remain as a priceless heri
tage to his countrymen."
. > - * "~ " *
ASBAULT TO ROB 19 CHAKGED-Eupene Mc-
Donald, 22 years old, who llTes at 1767 Ala
bama street. w«? charged y-sterday \rlth
aisault to rob Joseph Callan, a bartender, who
llTes at 252 Peralta street.
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