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SOLOMON CITED
BY SEAWELL IN
SILK DECISION
Court Settles Culture Society
Feud in Favor of Mrs.
Murphy's Side
Opposing Faction, Headed by
E. M. Kirk and Mother,
Meets Defeat
Citing a judgment of King Solomon !
&b his authority. Judge Seawell yes- j
terday decided the long existing fued
that has rent the Ladies' Silk Culture ;
f«oc!ety of California into two fac- '
tions In favor of the side led by Presi- \
dent Mrs. Mary A. Murphy. Mrs. Thomas j
Morffew and Klla Jebb Rolker. These j
women are legally elected directors of
the society, the court ruled, and are
entitled to the handling of the $6,000
realized from the sale of real estate at
Fruitvale. The opposing faction —
headed by E. M. Kirk, who claimed to
be president, an.] his mother. Mrs. M.
T. Kirk — were declared to be without
status in the society.
The predicament in which Solomon
found himself when called upon to de
cide between the two women, each
claiming to be mother of a baby, was
something like' that in which Judge
Seawell said he was placed In deciding
this case.
IV SOLOMON'S PREDICAMENT
"I am in somewhat the same position
gs Solomon was," said his honor in the
course of his oral decision. "One set
of directors, headed by Mrs. Murphy,
merely asks for justice and prays that
whatever is due the society shall be
left intact. They are more anxious
that the society remain In existence
than they are that the money be
awarded to them. The other claimants
iseem to want the money, irrespective
of what else happens. Them I compare
to the false mother, while those who
are desirous ihat the society be pre
served are like the true mother."
The contention between the two fac
tions was based chiefly on technicali
ties. Last year Mrs. Kirk called a
meeting- at Oakland, at which her son
was elected president. The objection
raised to tin's proceeding was that the
bylaws require that all meetings be
held In San Francisco, r-t'-a
On their part, the Kirks contended
that Mrs. Murphy could not be presi
dent because she was behind in her
dues at the time she was chosen. They
also asserted that there was not present
&t the meeting a quorum of members
whose dues were fully paid up and that
there was no record of her election.
MRS. MIP.PHVS MDX WINS
All these disputes were resolved by
the judge in favor of Mrs. Murphy and
her sid*. Mrs. Murphy had presided
at many meetings and the mere ab
sence of record Of her election was not
sufficient to overcome the presumption
that she was president, afforded by the
fact that she acted as such, said the
judge. He also said he was not able
to accept the testimony of Mrs. Kirk
that Mrs. Murphy was behind in her
dues, inasmuch as Mrs. Kirk was "an
unfortunate invalid whose memory is
not to be depended upon."
The suit decided yesterday was be
gun by the Wells Fargo Nevada na
tional hank, the court being asked to
decide between the rival sets of claim
ants as to the ownership of $1,450.
There is about $4,500 in other banks,
and following the decision it i 6 ex
pected this money will be paid to the
society on the demand of Mrs. Murphy.
The Indies" Silk Culture society was
established in January, ISSS. Among
the incorporators were George C. Per
kins. 1). O. Mills and Iceland Stanford.
AUTO CARD SYSTEM
TO CHECK SPEEDERS
Chief Seymour Will Adopt
Method Successful in East
In order to faclitate the campaign
apainst automobile speeders which
Chief of Police John F. Seymour has
successfully inaugurated and which
has brought into the city treasury
nearly $1,000 in fines in the last 60
days, the head of the police depart
ment has decided to employ the auto
mobile drivers' card system which has
proved j^uch a success in eastern cities.
Under the card system every driver
of an automobile in the city must take
out a card, which will bear his name,
the number of his machine and the
name of tSie owners if an employe.
When a driver is arrested for fast driv
ing the policeman will take up the
«ard and turn it in at the central sta
tion. Tlie driver will then have to ap
pear at the station the following morn
ing to secure his card, as the board of
supervisors will be asked to pass an
ordinance making it a misdemeanor to
drive without a card.
When the speeder appears for his
card he will be charged with speeding
end trk-d. A space will be provided on
each card in which*Kvill be -written the
number of times the bearer has been
arrested and what disposition is made
of the case. Thus each card will be a
court record of arrests and punish
ment. Chief Seymour said yesterday:
\u25a0 4 The system will be better for the
arresting officer as well as for the
driver. The officer will not have to
leave his beat to come into the station
and book his prisoner, and the driver
•will not be forced to wait in jail until
his bail is arranged. The system has
been thoroughly tried out in the east
and found to.^ be a splendid one. I
purpose to take the matter up at once
with the supervisors and get the sys
tem fnstalled here as soon as possible."
VTOMAJf WANTED FOR MURDEB — Judci»
lFf=ufl a vrarrent j-ostprflay for the ar
i-**st of Mrs. Mary <". Hosenholz on a rharce
at tnnrder. Tli* 1 warrnnt was i-worii to by
!><>'-«n MarolianJ. who sllprpp that liis wife.
Klifp Marcliand. <liod on Nov«>raf*r S, follfrw
in? * criminsi oporation performed by Mrg.
rtosenbolz.
Place Your
Want Ads
FOR THE
THIS MORNING
Send them to Main Office
or through Branch Offices—
or telephone them.
Oakland "30" Cars Arrive in
City in a Carload Batch
Big shipment of Oakland. "30" 'just received by S.C. Chapman; the-AocaPagent
POWER CONCERNS
NEEDN'T CUT WIRES
Supreme Court Finds It Is Not
Incumbent on Companies
to Protect Firemen
High power companies were absolved
from the necessity of protecting the
lives of firemen by a decision rendered
!by the supreme court yesterday. This
decision says that it is not incumbent
on power companies to send linemen to
fires to cut away the dangerous wires
unless they be required to do so by
city ordinance. No moral obligations
require the companies to take any"
measure of precaution.
The decision was rendered in the
suit of Mrs. Elda Marian Pennebaker
to collect damages from the San Joa
quin light and power company for the
death of her husband, Carl G. Penne
baker, in Fresno. He was fighting a
fire at 2:30 o'clock in the morning in
that city when he came in contact with
a fallen wire in the rear of the house.
His widow and her minor child brought
suit for $40,000 damages, alleging neg
ligence on the part, of the power com
pany.
The superior court of Fresno county
allowed her $7,500 damages, but this
decision was reversed yesterday in the
decision written by Justice Henhsaw.
SPAIN AND CHINA WAR
IN CHOP SUEY CAFE
Castilian Triumphs; Is Ar
rested, but Goes Free
Low Chung, chef and owner of a
chop suey rotisserie at 699 Jackson
street, quailed before the Spanish glare
of Antonio Valencia in Judge buortall's
court yesterday and begged the court
not to compel him to prosecute the
charge of battery which he had pre
ferred against the last of the famous
old California family. The cau *«a of
Chung's unwillingness was a comolna
tion of the piercing look and the fact
that he deserved the blow on the nose
which Valencia gave him. Chung
stated that he had kicked over a bas
ket of wood Valencia had delivered to
the restaurant. .
"That is right, your honor," Inter
rupted the defendant. "I am a descend
ant of the old Valencia family and have
lived in this city since ISSI and never
been arrested before. I make my liv
ing selling wood, but I am still proud.
I delivered a basket of wood ' to the
restaurant. When I put the basket
down at the kitchen door he kicked it
over. It was more than the old Span
ish blood in me could stand, ; so I
punched him In_the nose."
"You should have hit him harder,"
commented the court as he dismissed
the case.
LOCAL DETECTIVES AI AY
SHARE IN BIG REWARD
Burke Goes to Louisville to
Testify Against Girl's Slayer
Detective Thomas Burke will leave
tomorrow for Louisville, Ky., to tes
tify in the case of Joseph Wendllng,
alias Henry Jacquemain, accused of the
murder of 8 year old Alma Kellner,
niece of a wealthy brewer, ':-i whose
mutilated body was. found in the cess
pool of a church. Wendling was em
ployed as a Janitor at the . church and
disappeared from Louisville the day ;
following. He was finally arrested In
this city \u25a0by Detectives Burke ' and
George Ryan.
The millionaire uncle of the Kellner
jrirl as well as Louisville's mayor and
the governor of Kentucky combined in
offering rewards for Wendling's cap
ture and conviction which totaled close
to $10,000.
. In the event of ! Wendling's convic
tion the reward will be divided be
tween Captain Carney and the men of
the local police department who
worked on the case.:';,-.' ,
BUILDING PERMITS
BELOW THE AVERAGE
Prospects Good for Increased
•*; Activity in Near Future
Building permits for the week were
considerably below the average,, as
shown by the following report: . '7
CUm C lwlldinc...- 1 $42,000
F rune buildings... S5 -106,435
Alterations 53 18,319
Total \u0084 ......1168,754
The class C building.for a
permit was Issued is the.Central Meth
odist church to be erected In :O'Farrell
street west of Leavenworth.
Indications are for a decided increase
in permits next week. _- -
SCOTTISH THISTLE
: CLUB >VILL DANCE
Arrangements are being .'completed
for the annual all night ball of the
San Francisco Scottish Thistle; club: in
the Auditorium, . Fillmore and Page
streets, Thanksgiving eve. -Walter; G.
Campbell, royal chief,; and ; : John VA^'
Hannay, recorder, are .arranging; fea
tures 'for -the "affair, _:--iC^i '.'\u25a0\u25a0 -i-_ -
.THE^SAfET FRANCISCO GALL,' SATURDAY, NOVEMBER : -. 19; 1910.
BIG AUTO SHOW
OPENS TONIGHT
Oakland Will Be Mecca of the
Motor Enthusiasts This
Evening
R. R. L'HOMMEDIEU
The first automobile show of this sea
son in the. United States will open this
evening at Idora park. Indications are
that it will be one of the most success
ful exhibitions that has ever been held
in the state. All day yesterday, and
for the last two days the show commit
tee, headed by; Mayor Frank K.,Mott'of
Oakland, assisted by CJ. Heeseman and
George E. Middleton, has been busy
getting the show cars -in place.. - :
Outside of the opening ceremonies the
feature of the show* tonight will be the
start of the cars in the 48 hour endur
ance contest. This is the hardest trial
for. an automobile, ; especially for the
engine that has ever been held in the
I United' States." It means that • the en
gines and the.cars will -have to travel
over i; 320 miles in, the two days. There
will -be- no stop. : for the engines except
for tire- trouble* arid .to take in gaso
line and oil In the control. ..\u25a0. .
.Wagers are being made freely that
there will ' not be a car with' a perfect
score at' the end .of ;the 48 hours. In
fact the event has been, made^ so stren
uous ;that it. has. frightened out, some ,of
the. more timid dealers,' who ; do not care
to take a chance with the reputation of
their cars. Many claim that it -would be
luck for any car represented In Cali
fornia to come. through with a clean
score. Up to last night 15 cars had en
tered. They were the Wlnton, by the
"Winton motor car company; the Ohio,
by the Ohio sales company; the Reo,- by
the Reo Pacific company; the Buick,; by
the Howard auto company; the Corbin,
by the Corbin motor car company; the
Ford and Velie, by the Standard motor
car company; the "White gas.car, by the
White company; the Cartercar. by the
Cartercar auto company; the, Mitchell,
by A. t B. Hunter auto company; the
Crawford, by E. Stewart & Co.; the El
more, by Smith & Sterling, • and the
Moon, E-M-F and Maxwell from Oak
land.
The officials in charge of the event
will be: H. M. Owens and two other
Judges,; R. R. . L'Hommedieu, starter;
Eddie" Martin, assistant starter; R. W.
Martland, chief clerk of the course; Da
vid-Sinclair of Hughson and Mertons,
chief of observers; John Hammersmith,
chief timer; C. C. Eichelberger of Fire
stone* tire and/rubber company, chief
of . scorers ; assisted I by > G. A?| Blaiklie
of the Continental Caoutchouc com
pany, Earl Meguire of the Fisk rub
ber company, C. S. Orand' of G. & J.
tire company, E.H. Priest of Chanslor
& Lyons, M. Reed of the Gorham rub
ber company and M. Gowan of the Dia
mondi rubber company. -
A parade of. 200 cars from both sides
of the bay will traverse, the business
streets of Oakland and run; out Tele
graph avenue to the park tonight Ar
rangements for the big parade have
been by H. C. , Capwell of
the show committee and; the .direction
of the parade itself | has "been :. entrusted
toF. R. Fageol.i'one of Oakland's big
automobile dealers. '\u25a0-';\u25a0 l :
Seventy-five machines will be .en
tered In the parade from San :Franci»co;
They .will be' cconveyerd r to Oakland .by
a special boat provided by the com
mittee in charge. : For.; this, work the
Melrose of the T Southern ; Pacific; Creek
route I line has > been selected j because
of - Its : size," which',; permits the carry
ing of 90 machines. • '.The j boat > leaves
the Creek route slip at the ;foot of Mis
sion street at 8:15 o'clock and will
make a special trip on the return,
leaving the foot of Broadway,, Oakland,
at 11 o'clock, j . ::
'When the San Francisco machines ar
rive at the foot 'of Broadway they will
he met by, the;Oakland:delcgation?and
Fageol will assume command. Chief of
Police Wilson of Oakland,* himself some £
thing of an automobile enthusiast, ;will
lead the line; of march in his own car
and guide the motorists .in a tour of .the
city and out to , the park, ;\u25a0 where the
automobile sliow will be , in I full ! swing.
The committee has determined to offer
atrophy, to the dealer rwhosucceeds in*
getting the. largest number *of> his own
ers to join : the parade, and as a, result
there has been; great ; activity on ; both
sides 'of ; the bay. Private i owners j have
been petitioned to get intoline and .75
in: San Francisco iand many y more in
Oakland have:- agreed; tOjturnrout.:
4 DuringthelOakland- automobile"; show
week s the Southern Pacific? is • to \u25a0'}. r^in a
special boat,, leaving .the ; - Creek: route
wharf -at the : foot*, of* Broadway,
land, at'll : o*clock p. jm. : ; This jboat;is
for the •accommodation, of those attend-,
ing the. show; ; from : the. San ; Francisco
side of theibay.' : ..-.-. \ '>\u25a0".'\u25a0 '. :; r
As a regular thing, the -Creek route
boat makes its last' trip 1 at' 10, o'clock,
half >an 1 hour ''•- too \u25a0 early^ for ; the^ - auto
show; \u25a0'-•; which closes*: at 10:30.', The"- 11
o'clock' arrangement - will accommodate
the"' sho'wi crowd 'nicely.^ " . J
. At -7:30 o'clock, this .evening,'tlie^pen
ing' ot t the . automobile ; show; will ;be ian
nouncediby- the 'shooting 5 of five - giant
skyrockets, whichi will 'soar upward di
rectly "over f the pavilion; in -which the
show; ls •housed: V s , Z;!' \ : , ".; ;
\u0084 At : 9 p. m. Mayor; Mott of iOaklahd,
who" is "also i chairman; of fshowXcom^
mittee, ; ,will; make s an^. address, t officially
openlngithe' expositions .:.-. -.£.-_ =
FIREMEN SAVE
RUSSELL'S HOME
Blaze in Ocean Boulevard De
stroys Auto Garage and
Three Machines
Heroic efforts on the part:of the fire
department yesterday saved the build-
Ings' on the estate of Alexander Rus
sell in \u25a0 the Ocean boulevard . f rom , a
blaze which = consumed the \u25a0 automobile
garage . and three machines, causing a
loss' of $20,000. v While the garage .was
burned to -the ground, the- fire fighters
worked withjuntiring efforts to confine
the flames, and succeeded,- with the aid
of the chemical .hose, .in, limiting, the
blaze to - the . single structure.
-Just, before; the noon hour one of
the .attendants^carried a : five gallon
can of gasoline across the garage, - and
when in the center of the place "was
suddenly, enveloped in a burst, of flame.
In saving himself he threw the can. to
the floor/ and In an instant "the oil
soaked wood was "crackling.- "An alarm'
was turned in and in. a short- time
chemicals engines N05.',2, -:'4; S and 9
were on the scene. . /\u25a0'-\u25a0< -.-
The crew of the life, saying rStatlcm,'
under Captain John G. Groribech^went
to the assistance of the- firemen and!
made a \ desperate tffort- toi.save • the'
three automobiles. In ' responding to
the" 7 call one .?.of the .,,.. horses .'drawing
chemical " engine; S dropped dead. '-\u25a0 \u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0 '\u25a0' •\u25a0
Chief . Murphy and Battalion Chief
Conlon were on -the . ground- to direct
the \u25a0 men. Mounted | Policemen Haley,
Kirchener, Smith;. and - Lindsay were
pressed, into -service, and after a stub
born fight the flames . were quenched.
The. cause of the fife. is a mystery. The
man carrying the gasoline was not
smoking. -He is unable to explain the
explosion of the five gallon; can.
MASK OF CHIVALRY
SHIELDS A THIEF
Affable Man Steals Sacramento
Womans' Suitcase
Through -paying attention to an
affable stranger whom she met in front
of ' a cigar stand- at 174 East; street,
Mrs. A. Radovich, who lives, at 130 X
street, Sacramento, is minus a new
suitcase and $35 worth of clothing.
Mrs. Radovich arrived from Sacra
mento yesterday morning and took , her
suitcase to the Vcigar i store for safe
keeping while she went to the Mission
to S visit . friends. .In front \u25a0of the stand
she met a well dressed young man, who
gave "his name as Eddie Holmes,* who
offered, to show he. r. the way to;, the
street "car. r Mrs.. "Radovich, being ,«'a
stranger in the 'city, accepted -the prof
fered- courtesy.;
After placing Mrs. -Radovich on : the
car. "Holmes", returned to the' cigar
stand and said:. to the clerk, "we. want
our suitcase." Thinking, the man a
friend of Mrs. : Radovich, the clerk
handed out the suitcase. .The police
are looking for Holmes, who told Mrs.
Radovich he lived at Ninth and. Dore
streets.'- '\u25a0\u25a0 ~ ...\u25a0;.' ' .' >\u25a0.//. r ' - :'r . .
DEVELOPMENT EXPERT
TO SPEAK IN; OREGON
Francis Hope Will Attend the
League Meeting at Salem
Francis Hope,"; representing the-Cali
fornia 'development board,", will \u25a0 address
the sessions of the; Oregon* development
league at Salem, " Orel, upon '"State ;De
velopment Methods Used *by the Cali
fornia^ Development : Board."_ " The ; con
vention - will be ; held 'November 28, r29
and. 30 and is expected 'to" be one of the
largest gatherings of Oregon commer
cial bodies in the Milstory - of : , the n state.
The program j Includes addresses Lby
some of the leading . commercial gj men
in California, Oregon, "Washington- and
Idaho. \ Because ! of the 1 wide -publicity
given to California and the successful
colonization :of * the interior; valleys jof
the; state, an ; exposition of ;the: methods
pursued by the California "development
board is expected to ibe "of valuer,; .:'
his trip .and; his visits ;to
Salem, Hope will follow the. policy of
the board in advancing! the: cause of the
Panama-Pacific exposition in San Fran
cisco'in 1915.- ': - ;\u25a0 ' :
MERCHANT MARINE TO BE
SUBJECT OF DEBATE
•-•"The Best. Method of Encouraging a
Larger -Merchant -Marine" ;wilH be the
subject of an interscholastlc^ debate
this afternoon: in, the auditorium of the
Mission • high '\u25a0•\u25a0-. school. " Dolores - ; and
Eighteenth streets,' • to be ; \u25a0 conducted
; under the - auspices of • .;..' the \u25a0\u25a0. Debat-;
ing , \u25a0 League -; oor:f r : California: • ; -"Albert
S.;Reedywill' preside.-: Those lwho\will
contest 'are Miss , Nellie „. Murphy,; Mis T '
sion -high; Miss . Margaret:.;: Crosby,
Berkeley = high; s Adolph{C. ;>Po3tel>Hum
boldt evening \u25a0 high; > Leslie B.Schling
heyde,; California :",for the
Blind, and Howafd'Green, Lowell high.'
ALIiGED^UKGLAHJB HELD— Jean J.Glppert
: and; Timothy -E.'?Day^wcre : held -to; answer Ito
the superior court -by Police - Judge Shortall
- yesterday on the charge of burglary. -: The two
• i men 5 are I accused " of I breaking ) into % the I saloon
% of jMcClain; &Hamroermann,- atU3l\O'Farrell
(« street,! on November 11. '" They were seen.bya
VVV V policeman > running away ' from '•' tb« ". f rout ; door
;\u25a0;\u25a0\u25a0' ot the, saloon.-: -. -v *.v, "\u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0.*'\u25a0' • : '^-~^— -•;. r
SCHWERIN BIDS
FOR POPULARITY
Promises That Pacific; Mail
Will Do Much for :
'.-?\u25a0\u25a0 Manjr Ports
Prospect of Independent Service
Changes Austere Czar
Into Jolly Tar
; When the Pacific /Mail liner Siberia,
which arrived here yesterday, left the
far east, R. P. Schwerin was still en
gaged { in , his task; of trying . to con
vince "the orient -that the Pacific Mail
is \u25a0 its /.best ° friend. . \He has been en-,
tertaining. chambers; of commerce and
other organizations, and
has Informed " the' prominent' citizens
of each port he 'has visited ttiat the
Pacific Mafl ? company intended to make
,the,> development 'of .that" port/its par
ticular aim.
•It Is. also said' -that Schwerin .has
iromised ; the merchants of Manila to
\u25a0nak'e that port" the r oriental terminal
)f the Pacific Mail, instead of Hong
kong-. ".He lias promised' to , establish
a-' Pacific-Mail branch instead of an
agency at , -thei Philippine port, and
will jjj do anything in .the , world for
them ; if they will please not have; any
thing to -do 'with the T. : K. K. and
the; Western Pacific,, 'whose, 'combined
and independent service to be inaugur
ated with 2 the -new year, inspired
Schwerin. .with this, sudden desire :to
\u25a0make friends.
MANILA. SCHEDULE CHANGED
|* As an evidence' of good faith to Ma
nila; the: schedule for ,the Pacific Mail'
ships has /been, changed, and every
ship will, now; call, at Manila both out
ward and homeward bound. B. C How
ard,..who ,is ; in. charge of the. Pacific
Mail • office at^ Yokohama, is said to be
slated for rthe 'Manila, office. - <
: Schwerln's . battle '- for .popularity /is
said to have changed the austere czar
into a jolly /old sea dog.r He is still,
however,; in 'the : reform, busine&s. He
has , reformed most of his ; old rules
out of existence and . has designed a
new , uniform.for . the Chinese deck
boys. - • \u25a0
GHIXBSB IX UNIFORM
The^; four celestials of that rating
on the; Siberia, exhibited this creation
in." San * Francisco '\ for the first time
yesterday. ', Around the \ collar and
sleeves of the blouse l is a - three inch
stripe of ribbon ; in the Pacific Mail
colors, and around the waist each
Asiatic mariner wears ja • broad scarlet
sash, such as might -have delighted the
soul of Captain Kldd. * It was ' neces
sary, to 'use, force to persuade the celes
tials, to don : theraimeriL. In one case
it was, almost necessary to give the
victim' an 'anaesthetic.'." '" .
• On his voyage out .Schwerin, noticed
that the ship's, barber, in tourist cos
tume, was having a good time among
the passengers. After designing the
deck ; boys', uniform . the versatile 'gen
eral manager lent '.his. talents to the
task of marking the barber for- what
he was and on :;the homeward trip
that individual carried a sign on his
hit and coat with the word "Barber"
In three inch: letters.
MAN - SEBIOTJSLY : HtTET IK FIGHT — A
drunken row among three men at Powell and
Vallejo streets, yesterday afternoon, landed one
manin'the hospital and the other two In jail.
.'rjjohn Ortez was, kicked in -the head and taken
1 . to the central hospital for treatment, and
'Joseph' Hlguera and Lawrence J.'Yarella. who
were both - slightly -cut-by pocket \u25a0- knl-res. \u25a0 ace
~ being ; held .awaiting the -result of Ortcz's In
. juries. - .- '\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \: \u25a0 : . . :
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FIREBUG BUSY IN
RETAIL DISTRICT
Four Early ;in
the^ Morning Are; Being
;; Investigated -
Attempts Made > to Burn Places
Occupied, by Painter and ;
Kr^a Restaurant
Four fires of evident \u25a0Incendiary ori
gin, which were started : in ;thV heart"' of
the .retail during- the early
hours of morning » are the
subject, of police investigation. Just
after .midnight Thoma3W. Taylor, a
night; watchman for the fc'an. Francisco
gas and electric company, discovered a
blaze under a pile of lumber stacked
against, the building occupied -by Swan,
a painter, at 242 Jessie street.' Taylor
put out the flre.' Two hours later, while
again^ making, his rounds, Taylor [dis
covered- another freshly ! kindled v flre in
the same place, which he extinguished,
and then notified the police. A guard
was : placed over. Lthe . premises - for- the
balance . of the night.
About. the same time-Special Police
man Draper j discovered a fire at \u25a0\u25a0 the
rear of Jim's restaurant. 51 Sixth street,'
only two blocks - from the flre Taylor
discovered.- .Draper found that a-strip
of corrugated , iron had 'been removed
from the back of the building and a
fire started In the wooden wall. \u25a0 Draper
extinguished the, blaze. ' .
Two hours later he was again at
tracted :\u25a0 by,; smoke and the smell of
burning wood, and running to the'rear
of the restaurant- found: that a pile of
small wood and paper had been stacked
against, the -building' and Ignited. A
guard was placed over the restaurant
premises. v The police believe all four
fires were kindled by the same firebug.
STOCKTON CAPITALIST
DIES IN THIS CITY
E. -P. Pitman Succumbs.;^ to
Heart Disease ,
: E. P. Pitman, a capitalist of Stockton,
died yesterday morning at. the . Palace
hotel from. heartv trouble. He was at
tended by Dr. : Julian S Waller and . I>r.
Reuben Hill. \u25a0 Pitman had been ill for
several years, - but he did not consider
his condition .serious. He , was around
the hotel' in • good spirits Thursday
evening.: '.
Mrs. Pitman -was with her husband
at the time of. his death. They ! came
down from Stockton Wednesday. The
body .will be cremated today.
Pitman was: 39 years old and a na
tive of Virginia. He had large property
interests In Stockton.
AUTO COLLIDES WITH •
A FIRE CHIEF'S BUGGY
While responding to a fire alarm at
4 o'clock yesterday morning one of the
flre department buggies containing JBat
talion Chief Robert Wood and Operator
M.- S. Munsen of engine .42 collided with
an automobile .at .Bush and Kearny*
streets and was wrecked, although both
men escaped with a few scratches. The
automobile ; waa driven by Eddie Han
son, who made an Ineffectual attempt
to get out of the way of the buggj
when the crash- came. The. auto was
badly, smashed,' but .Hanson was un
hurt. .. ' . >v . V
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KOREA SQUIRMS
UNDER JAP THUMB
Painted News From Tokyo Is
the Antithesis of Real Situ*
ation, Says Traveler
-According to passengers who arrived
here yesterday •on th« liner Siberia.
Korea Is not as happy under Japanese
rule as Japanese edited advices from
the> hermit kingdom would Indicate.
Shortly after Korea was formally an
nexed a Japanese holiday was cele
brated throughout th*» land. Advices
from Tokyo announced that the Ko
reans as a mark of honor to their pro
tectors had iris!3ted on hoisting Jap
anese flags over theii* homes.
"An American who wa3 in Korea at
the time said yesterday that the day
before the celebration a Japanese po
liceman waited on every Korean house
holder, supplied him with a Japanese
flag and ordered him to hoi3t it the
next morning and keep it flying until
sundown or be prepared to take the
consequences. The flags wer» hoisted,
but they all came down with a vicious
-swish at sundown.
- Every Korean in the land has been
disarmed and the process of dispos
sessing them of their real estate is
! progressing merrily! A month or so
i ago the Japanese "acquired" a piece of
land near Seoul, four square miles In
extent and valued at from $12,000,000
to $20,000,000. The Japanese paid
$200,000 for it.
MEMBERS OF ALLEGED
BURGLAR GANG CAUGHT
"William McCHII and Joseph Bruno,
alleged to be members of a gang of
burglars which has terrorized residents
in the neighborhood of the Presidio
.the past month, were „\u25a0 arrested v and
charged with burglary yesterday. Mc-
Gill is charged with the robbery of
the home of Murray F. Vandall. 250?^
Filbert street, November 4. Minnie
Baach. a domestic in the house, who
was locked in a closet by the burglar,
has identified McGllL

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