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WOMAN'S SLAYER GETS A START OF THE POLICE Tragedy Discovered by Bed Maker in Lodging House, Who Breaks Open Door Man Last Seen With Victim Has Disappeared Without Leav ing Trail room S in his place, and led the woman to it. McHenry had also seen the man before, but did not know his name. The woman was a stranger to him. He described her as of neat appearance, wearing a large black hat, which be rame her well. When McHenry had shown the couple to their room, the woman sat on the be<j while her escort asked the land lord for whisky. Being refused, the man left the piace, $aying that he would obtain some. That was the last McHenry saw of either xmtil late this afternoon, when his bed maker, Mrs. H. Morrison, broke Into the room and found the strangled woman on the bed. KEY TAKES FROM DOOR "I was not watching, so that the man could have easily .returned in a few minutes," said McHenry.- "I pre- Fume he did so, for to.day the. door was locked and the key was gone. My house keeper had to break In to see •what kept the woman, whom we be lieved to be still In the room. She found the body." The police were notified and the cor oner took charge of the body. The woman was partly undressed. All her garments were cheap but clean; her brown tan open work and her Fhoes were of good quality. Besides she wore a light gray jacket, a blue skirt of coarse material, a frayed black underskirt and new corsets. On her left wrist was a gold washed brace let and on her left hand was a plain gold 14 karat wedding ring. Pinned to some underwalsts was an oxidized' sil ver pin. shaped as a fleur de lis. Xot any of these trinkets nor the clothes bore marks which would serve for Identification. Her *>yes were blue and her hair chestnut brown. TOBACCO SPILLED OX BED The policemen who searched the room found cigarette papers and tobacco spilled on the bed and floor. burned match, but no stubs of \u2666•cigar ettes were found; nor was .there a •whisky bottl*. Following: the trail, the police found the room ! which the man rented last night from Boscus at 63 Broadway. In It hung a pair of corduroy trousers. left by the man, who has not returned to his room since last night. Suspecting that he might do so, the police put Patrolman McKeegan on watch at the place Hope that the Troman might be iden tified now centers on her upper plate of false teeth. These had been dis lodged by the blow on »the mouth, •which presumably made, her senseless before she was strangled. MYSTERY BAFFLES POLICE Detectives Hodgkins and Quigley. who are working on the case, believe that the woman was murdered by the man -who took her to the room. Accord ing to Hodgkins there is no other the ory to follow. But at that point the police are baffled until they learn the identity of the woman and of her gar roter. .'.•.'*' , The nearest lead to an identification yet obtained comes from McHenry, He told the detectives that \u25a0 last ni;rht when he asked the couple for their names v.-hile renting themj a room the voman looked at him strangely and said "Car!yl#»." This name caused a belief that she hsd been detained at the city jail re rently. ISach proved not to- be the truth, however, for women held now 5n Jail who would have known her raw the body at the morgue. They declared that they had never seen the strangled woman before. The suspected murderer i* '3"«crjbed as a heavily built nvtn. perhaps* 200 pounds in weight. He is about -" feet 8 inches tall, wore a brown park suit and a black derby hat. He kept his clothes neat and. his hands showed no marks of manual labor, according to those "who observed him. 'U. O. KNOCKER' WILL MAKE A BIG BLAZE ""Miss Prosperity" to Rise From Ashes at San Rafael's New Year Carnival [Special Dispatch to The Cell] PAX RAFAEU Dec. 25.— The first >Tew Tear carnival in San "Rafael for Feveral years will be held Saturday night- under the auspices of the local lodge of Eagles and the Marln promo tion league with a strange ceremony, In which "O. til Knocker" will be burned at the stake in the courthouse square and "Miss Prosperity" will rise above his ashes. . * \u25a0' The. fun Trill begin with a masque rade ball at Armory hall, when the beautiful young woman wearing the most beautiful costume will be elected Miss Prosperty. She will be conducted in secret to the courthouse while a hilarious procession will escort the efflgy of O. U. Knocker through the main streets. Speeches will then be made denouncing the. knocker, whose straw figure will make a cheerful blaze. As the smoke clears away Miss Pros perity will step forth. This will be the occasion for a street festival. Un der Sheriff elect Charles Redding will be master of ceremonies, assisted by Joseph Martinez. Jules Levy, Joseph Taylor and others. The working power of an able bodied man is about one-tenth that of a horse. The average speed of an elevator is about 20 miles an hour. -, -\u25a0' \u25a0 The envelope was invented by M. de Vallier about 1653. :/ .V/ Il%: The United States has the greatest variety of postage stamps. The number of accidents to climbers in the Alps increases each season. . The average locomotive consists of about 5.416 pieces; \u25a0 The average girl is apt to, generate a desire to kiss her little brother when the right young man is present.- ;." * Woman Observes j 101 st Birthday at | Christmas Party • OAKLAND. Dec. '25.— Just 101 years ago todaj' Mrs. HJary Mor ton, mother of H. Morton, a*Jew eler of Oakland,- and Mrs. C. C. Lombard of .Seventh avenue, 'was born. The celebration of her birthday took place at her daugh ter's home today and was com bined with the usual,- Christmas festivities. Mrs. Morton is in the best of health and carries her 101 years with ease and grace. She lives with, her daughter at 1621 Seventh avenue, Oakland.: CRASH COMES AT 1:54 THIS MORNING Policeman Is Standing Near the Iron Works and Rescues Watchman Continued from Pace 1 our own way. I do not, however, wish to be understood as Intimating' that the men. who were working here "in Los Angeles aod *went out in the meta) workers' strike are responsible for it I do not think they have had anything to do with jt. I believe it is the work of men who do not belong here, who for their own malefic : ends. are willing to commit any kind of crime In the de struction of human life or property." XO CLEWS OBTAINED Fred C. Wheeler, president of the Los Angeles central , labor" council, made the following statement: ~ "The fact that the Llewellyn iron works is in industrial warfare with or ganized labor is all that our enemies need to endeavor to lay this outrage at our door. Every, true friend of the cause of labor knows that violence in jures our cause more than those against whom It may be directed. We can not win our way without the back ing of public opinion, and nothing alienates it more quickly than such deeds as this. '-':. :\u25a0:•?•;: "To those who- would seek to fasten upon us any responsibility for such a crime, we of the Los Angeles labor council are able to make answer by defying any one to point out any time in our 26 years of existence when, we have ever advocated other than peace ful measures for the accomplishment of our just ends. , "We are Invariably charged with re sponsibility for crimes of /this char acter by some of our opponents, and unfortunately are thus made to bear the odium for them in the minds of many uninformed people." At 6 o'clock this evening- there had been no arrests "and apparently the police had no definite clew to the per petrators. AVIATOR GRACE IS STILL AMONG MISSING North Sea Trawlers Find No Trace of Birdman LONDON", Dec. 25. — Many North sea travelers are home for Christmas, -but none of them' brought news of Cecil S. Grace, the young aviator who disap peared Thursday while attempting a return flight from Galals, to £>over. The, mission of the tug's seryt out to scour the waters along- the cteast has been! equally fruitless; and there is only : a slender hope, that_Gi*ace is still alive: The only Indication* of his probable fate is the report of a Flushing pilot vrho arrived at Ostend Sunday, to the effect that he passed wreckage of spars and wires resembling portions of an aeroplane. POLICE FEAR ATTACK ON NEGRO FIREMAN Prisoner Wounded in , Fight With Man Who May Die SAN DIEGO, Dec. 25. — Because of -a report that an attempt would be made to wreak vengeance upon J. Smith, a .iegro fireman of the U. S.S. Iris, "who vas placed in a, hospital last night, Smith was removed to the county jail. Smith and another fireman fought In this city late last night. Dextater, the negro's opponent, was so terribly cut that his death seemed probable. Smith had several cuts across the leg. "-% 1 RITZXARLTON I ||M rladison Avenue and rorty^sixth Street ||J \ 1 i Q Under the same Direction and Management as that of the famous j I j£ RITZ'CARLTON group of hotels in the leading European cities, | | including the CARLTON and RITZ Hotels in London; the RITZ E= | gfc in Paris; the RITZ in Madrid; the ESPLANADE in Berlin; the 1= | h^ ESPLANADE in Hamburg; the NATIONAL in Lucerne; the \~— ~ I EXCELSIOR in Rome; the EXCELSIOR in Naples; the p= W == SPLENDIDE and ROYAL in Evain les Bains; and the PLAZA I K= in Buenos Ayres; HOTEL SCHENLEY, Pittsburgh, after EEE I Ig February Ist 1911; CARLTON HOTEL, Montreal, 1912. , S | J i== Q The special feature of the hotel will be- the perfection of service P^ I |j|EEE which has characterized the foreign hotels, while the charges j : | g^= will be based upon a moderate plane. > : I T; . 1= I ||l= CARLTON after theatre suppers willbc - === |t \u25a0\u25a0 served in the restaurant at $2.00 per plate. \u25a0 -^ - — |fe'- : GRILL ROOM with a la carte service day and evening. === 1 |^= I THEO - KROELL - Gwieral M ana S^r ALBERT KELLER Manxgef = I z^. " ' *~i " wm ' ' " TT^^^TTTrTTT "T 1 ZZZZZZ, = TIM S AN KRISS KRINGLE ROLES CAUSE FATAL FIRES Two Children Perish in Seattle Home and Others Are Seriously Hurt Women Also Among Victims of Disaster at Chrjstmas Celebrations EATTLE, Dec. 25— Preparations for Christmas at the home of Dan- iel O'Connor, a mail carrier, ended In a fire which cost the lives of his children, Bert, aged 6 months,' and Donald, 3, years old; seriously injured four other persons and" destroyed the O'Connor residence at 317 Twenty seventh % avenue South early today. '-~ The Injured are Mr. and Mrs. O'Con nor, Owen Peterson, ,Mrs. O'Connor'B brother in law, and Patrolman Scott White, all of _ whom were badly ;burned while trying to, rescue the children. The elder people were up late pre paring the children's Christmas tree. When they retired they left a "lamp burning, which exploded, setting fire to the house. A ' Santa Claus' Beard Burns [Special Dispatch io The Call] . '? ; . . S"ANTA CRUZ, Dec. -25.— While playing/ the part of Santa Claus in his home last night B. 4 Riff e was painfully burned on the head, face and neck when a lighted candle on a Christmas tree set fire to his false beard. Woman Badly Burned s PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 26.— While playing Santa Claus today for the ben efit of children Mrs. Eva Baker," aged 50 years, was seriously and perhaps fa tally" burned. Her clothing caught fire from lighted candles and it was with grt?at difficulty that; the flames were extinguished by friends who rushed to her aid. Carousal Ends in Death [Spec/a/ Dispatch to The Call] SACRAMENTO, Dec 25.-— Following a Christmas eve carousal, Mrs. M. Cod - yer, an aged and crippled woman, was burned to death, this morning after srtie had knocked a coal oil lamp from a tablein her home. Two other houses adjoining the Cody er place were swept by the flames and the families occu pying them had narrow escapes. " Mrs. Codyer*s charred remains were dragged from the building by firemen before the walls collapsed. The fire men assisted in rescuing children from the houses occupied by the families of James Poe and Jack English, working men. Mrs.' Codyer ' had ' lived- In • hVf. little place for many j-ears and r was ,'well known in this city. Her' husband, James Codyer, who died 1 ; many l"y ears ago, .was reputed to' have been ; wealthy. He^made several fortunefiin the. mines In early", days. . • • ' :">: "> * > '~"'.' ; : '\u25a0'." Carelessness or Vengeance - : GREENSBURG, Pa., Dec. 25.— Three i persons are dead, eight In danger of death from their injuries and 10 more are in the Westmoreland hospital with serious burns as a penalty for some body's carelessness or somebody's ven geance- while miners were holding.' a Christmas celebration at Keystone Shaft, near here, late- last night. \u25a0 It is believed .that one of the men, while a dance was in progress, threw a cigarette butt under the stairway. Twenty-five pounds of black mining powder was stored there in an'open can. Flames from the powder . shot through the room, and ' the smoke blinded the dancers as they tried to escape. . Men In adjoining houses rushed in with and : .wrapped ! them about the 'burning: women;' saving Imany^ronl' '\u25a0(ieSth: - ' ".' ' ' * ,"'*'" % . > -" Wreath Causes :AspHyx ration^ CHICAGO, Dec. 25.— A Christmas holly* wreath; swinging from a chandelier forced open^a gfts - cock early today and caused fthetr asphyxiation of Mrs. Eda May Simpson of Toronto, Can.; Cwho Our Policy is never to carry over goods from one season to another, therefore in order to dispose of this merchandise we have arranged the follbwirtg Sales; All articles in this Sale are this season's Models. Clearance Sale of Clearance Sale of Suits and Dresses Ladies Waists ' 1 c*-^'-4' ; cr^L - "We have taken our entire stock of Ladies* Silk and _ 7 \u25a0' - , Chiffon Waists, both tailor made and fancy, and divided Tfl litirid tQ V LOT; 1-^Waists that formerly sold for $5.00 and - \u25a0 ••/:\u25a0'\u25a0- — ' ' ' "'\u25a0 — .- -'"\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0' $6.50.................... NOW $a./«) V t> , • ju i i w i -" : - : -'\ \u25a0\u25a0"*•- c* -LOT 2— -Waists- that formerly sold from $7.50 to Broken sizes and broken lines. Values up. to $37.50. i^ \u25a0 -Krrwxr G.A *7C Clearance Price \u0084......;,..:..........:..,: ;slB.po_; $18.p0_ \u0084 LOT 3-Waists that formerly sold from $9.00 to • Misses' 16 years to Ladies' 49 bust ; all sizes ; regular $10.50... NOW $5,75 $35.00 to $42.50 Values. Clearance Price..:. $24.50 LOT 4— -Waists that formerly sold from $22.50 to Regular $57.50 to $75.00 Values; all sizes. Clearance " $30.00 ...NOW $12.75 price.......... :.:.; v ,;.;,^ r :: r .:.v v ,..537,50 : >. Clearance Sale of Silk and Velvet Dresses Girls' and Misses' Tailored Suits Suitable'for Afternoon and Evening Wear/ at prices;. SIZeS 14, 16 atlO 18 that will insure immediate Sale. • » = ~ "" "~T ~~~ ' \u25a0 ... " \u25a0 : ; . ' • --' - ' ' ',-] Third Floor '". Note the prices. . . . \u0084:....- LOT I— All our Tailored Suits formerly selling from " $25.00 to $32.50 .................... .NOW $18;00 $18.50 to $21.50 ...NOW $10.50 $35.00 to $37.50 .................. ...NOW $21.50 V LOT 2— AH our Tailored Suits formerly selling from $45.00 to $50.00 ...... . . . . -I ; . . .^ . . . . .NOW $26.50 $22.50 to $28.50 .................:. . . NOW $13.50 <tc7 en «7c nn ' xT^ixr *-~ ~* "LOT 3 — All our Tailored Suits formerly selling from' $57.50 to $75.00 ......^.............N0W $37.50 $37 .50 to $50.00 .........NOW $^.00 Imported Costumes, Reception Dresses, .Wraps " Qlrfs' CoatS, 8 tO 14 YearS : Satin and Velve^Sii^tai^Heff e^ainderl ® '-. ,' \u25a0== = ===== — - ' = Z : of,tm's!season>;;impbrtations.; ::'-U-^'-^/^r^.-': :'- U-^'-^/^r^.-' \u25a0_ J . '."\u25a0 ,j n fancy mixtures At 56 and- J& less than original price Regular $9.50 Vaiues-spedai ..:.,......... $5.50 :\u25a0 :'.. J^ m . £;h;msL^ v^> •> :-. : ; .\u25a0 -•\u25a0 v \u25a0':-\u25a0\u25a0 : ' i- Girls' and juniors' Dresses Tremendous|;Reductions in Capes \u25a0•-- ; \u25a0- y/ , = ===========: ~~^- y ,:.'i '[ \u25a0;\u25a0. ~}i .. ' \u25a0 ' : ~^——— '-~~~ .- \u25a0'~~~7~~~.: . Made of Crepe, de Chine,* Voile, Chiffon, Serge, :, ,-. , For :Evenirig, Street.and-Steamer Wear.. $25.00 to Fancy Wool Plaids. Regular $20.00 to $28.50 $37.50 Values ....... a//.:. .:..:.;.. N0W :$l-2.5P';. \u25a0: Values NOW $13.50 r-i c i * Ladies' Millinery Department Clearance Sale of ========== ============ ================= .\u25a0;/_;-,.;\u25a0\u25a0 _\u25a0\u25a0;. *;:-yZ^P~-^ : r \u0084';.-. v: \u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0 \u25a0.. - •' == -;-''- • : '-'' Second Floor VyftlKing yOatS-_. We have divided our entire stock of hats into three , ; - 1 ' "\u25a0 •- . - . \u25a0 ... . : : . .-. lots. \u25a0\u25a0 . ;:.u;- \u25a0.. Sizes 16 years to 38 bust ; made of all wool 14 ounce Formerly up to $13.50 ... NOW $5.00 serge, lined throughout with best quality satin lining; Formerly up to $18.50 ..NOW $7.50 made with Presto collar; colors Navy and Black. $25.00 Formerly up to $25.00 .NOW $10.50 Value .. .....::-. ........:. .... . . . ::. .NOW vsl 9.50 Any Hat over $25.00 one-half of its former price. was' dead when t found by h®r;daughter. ;.. -'" Before; retiring last night Mrs." Simp i" son hungVthe! wreath s on ; thejchandeller over ;her ; be(3-'* While she Tvasasleep-the vrlnd'-frbman open; window -caused the wrpath to. open the gas -cock. . And 'itV frequently "happens;; that a wlflow; is ;fconvinced ; that : : «he/ is a living example of the'survival of the fittest.;--- V vv ; ::^-'/ -"v ' /.•. , ; '"• CITY OF 36,000 SCHOOL GRADUATES Remarkable Showing of One -Great Institution ; With " Branches in Principal Cities of West " i . . ' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-.\u25a0',- . . , - • -It ' seems strange to 'speak of a city of ;36,000, : all graduates of one school. Strange as it appears \u25a0 the number- ap- proximately .-^represents the . graduates I off Heald's business, mining and engi- neering /schools. ; If all were massed in \a. single city: they -would; make up a- ; total population of 36,000;, , men : and ! women. It is needless to say .that thg» city would surpass the average In .cation,; culture and refinement,; because nothing broadens j the mind and ; sharp- ens ithe faculties like study. , .-'it'] '% 'Heald's^College Is. a handsome three story, structure at' 425 McAllister street, SanV; Francisco.- Built *\u25a0 especially ; for school purposes lt:is ideal in every way, representing, the most modern ideas In construction,'"/ arrangement, M sanitation . and convenience. **';- Step -by - step for | nearly \u25a0 half '/a X century • the .work of, Heald's College has been- enlarged, to nieet the growing demands of the times until . today it > stands foremost >in the west in the .teaching \u25a0;><>£ fall general lines of human progress. ."^ , . \u0084 •. - Its graduates .ornament every walk* in* life. > There is scarcely a store, office, shop^or factory , of any,; magnitude or importance :on 'i the \u25a0 entires Pacific ; ; coast which : does ; not ;boast "either in its con- trol, management^ or Urusted' employes one-, 0r./ more of ; the graduates . of : this school.' „'- v , - " XiThe courses taught embrace Business, Shorthand and Typing,: English, Teleg-. raphy, „ Modern J. Languages,/; Electrical, Steam,S Gas, :Mechanical, - Civil "and (Mm( Mm - ing ; Engineering ? arid k the construction and. Intelligent operation of Auto- r mobile:K Students ;mayj take any -"one or. ariy combination i of } these • courses. . ;. ::/Heald'sS' College vfllls- a constant . <le- rriand for. trained help; ln all these^yari-"; ous;" occupations because? its " graduates ha-vesbecome known for their 'thorough-: ness and efficiency:* ' U ; : ". :'-In : ". San 'Francisco,',, where : , the-l. parent located, the -^graduates .of Heald's r. possess I a passport^ that I ? never fa 1 Is ;' "of r- recognition "wherever trained ' 'mind's'^ are '^wanted. , • ' \u25a0 \u25a0•; \u25a0 ,; ; DOMINICAN ViND HAITIAN . WAR ON BORDER ;. SAN DOMINGO, , Dec. 25.— News Jias i reached here of an engagement , along j the Dominican* and Haytian borders. I'Several are reported killed. A gun boat will be dispatched with troops, to I be sent to the scene of the trouble. Consider the Training ®S of Your Boy or Girl -|^™ Think of It Today! |T s not *^ c boyor grirl that doesn't know that /ri£Ss&wa£b 1 • neec^ s c special training mo3t. It is *Tnrc3li9 I more often the one that does. .^v I It is a common mistake that the bright boy ff . I or girl will get through anyhow. Education . \'*&./ I . creates higher possibilities. Jfegß&V_ I Burbank would have bean a ?rreat farmer or /o&^£&SS&&k. I Edison a great electrician had either never I studied a school book. Special education made MHKMUH^&Bu^M the one a great scientist, and the other a great JH W^BBSBtSXfi^m Inventor. Both were worth educ.atinar. Both £fl6r4w^x*^eSTSn nat^ natural talents worth developing. ffisT^SJfSi -^^^v* Has your boy or girl natural ability worth vßH'ttfS.' - S» } developing? Have you yourself? Wr/ Pevelop It to the utmost Of your means. If It l^^k '* *\u25a0 Itanlns toward office or stenographic work, \u25a0I perfect it. If toward drawing:, develop it. If in \u25a0 -j^SfcHßl- mechanics or enjrineerlns:, promote It by the f^WS^^&i&X^ 4 Fortunately for this generation, education >;JrT?^*W' n^- \u25a0-• costs less now than ever before in the world's X m 9t VS Mt':' Heald's is the greatest training: school In the fli •*"* p^> M West. It hae branches in all the principal cities. V* i <)/ Actual attendance and actual business transac- vi (J tions render it practical as well as theoretical. \ £L I i It has opened the door of opportunity for thou- J\ \u25a0 1 I sands upon thousands of young: men and women. A/VT^^l ' 1 Jt teaches day and night classes. Its stenogra- Jgik 81. n\u25a0 \u25a0 Phers become court attaches; book keepers be- rf^slitl'L I i^lf^tfcJ come manasrers: a.ssayers become mine owners; r " HKSBMI* :I : _</3@f^^jl draughtsmen become superintendents, and Its \u25a0 mJ®3&i!gSa*Xy£S&ySßmM mechanical, civil -ami electrical engineers be- ÜBMBSBBa*jr-4SKtKuSa come captains of Industry and manufacture. ' Now;at the dawn of tne new year is the time to think of School , Classes are forming now. Special reasons make it Important to enter at once. Don't say a year from now: "I wish I had." Be able to say "I'm glad I did." -\u25a0: -. --i Ask about any study, trade or occupation, or any combinatloa of them, in which you are interested. Call, or fill out and mall this coupon . now. i ' \u25a0 .' \u25a0 • \u25a0 HEALD'S COLLEQES 425 3lcAllUter Street, | . .*" . . San -FranH*ro, Cal." Please advise, 'by return mall, full information and cost of course In - .' ' . ....... .\u25a0-..\u25a0-\u25a0--.\u25a0.-\u25a0\u25a0..'--; . '.*: '= — \u25a0.'-\u25a0 :.' \u25a0 ' \ \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0• * **'** * [I * - 1 Address? ....... — ......... APACHE CATTLE THIEF ; ; v IS is HOT BY FOREMAN EI« PASO, Tex. Dee. 23. — While rid ing" the range, 50 miles from Globe, Arizl Friday. Walter Williams, fore man 'ot the Chirlcahua cattle company, was fired upon by a party of Apach« Indians whom he^ surprised In. .the act of killing beef. Williams returned the fire and one Indian fell.