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EXPRESS RATES
WITHIN STATE
TO BE REVISED
Railroad Commission Will Spend
Whole Week Equalizing
Numerous Tariffs
Zones in Which Certain Charges
Shall Apply May Be
Created
After a year of investigation carried
on by a corps of experts working
under the direction of its rate depart-
ment, the state railroad commission
Monday will take up the whole ques-
tion of express rates in California.
The general .counsels for the express
companies in the east will be present
to present the side of their clients, and
the sessions will go on without, inter-
ruption during the entire week. The
investigation is in every way com-
parable to the interstate express in-
quiry recently passed upon by the
interstate commerce commission, ex-
cept that this inquiry, of course, con-
cerns only this state.
RATES WIU. BE CHANGED
It |a certain tHfet sweeping changes
In rates will result from the hearing.
If the new rates ordered do nothing
more than correct the incongruities in
rates that have arisen throughout the
state. A large percentage of Califor
nia express rates, it la declared, hek
"".lust grown," without regard for any
general standard of rate making. This
standard the commission will set.
What the commission will declare
the basis for rate making is not
known, and probably the commission
will not come to a definite conclusion
on this point until after the com
panies have presented their case. In
the recent interstate decision zones
were established, about 40 by 60 miles
in area, in which rates should apply,
and perhaps the same system will be
established by the railroad commission
for this state.
MANY TARIFFS PREVAIL
At present the express companies
have a general merchandise tariff, gen
eral special tariff, commodity tariff,
and various other rates. From the
way the tariffs are presented, it is
difficult to arrive at just what the rate
on an article is. Often search for a
rate must he made through various
tariffs, and it is expected that the com
mission will institute some simpler
way of presenting rates.
The investigation includes the "Wells
Fargo Express company, the American
Express company and the Globe Ex
press company. A transcript of all the
transactions at all the express offices in
the state has been filed with the com
mission, and from this mountain of
figures various tabulations have been
made which present the rates in gen
eral form. It has been said that there
are close to a million different rates in
the state, and this astounding state
ment will be determined also.
COMMERCIAL MEN WILL
TAKE OUTING TODAY
Clubmen to Be Guests on Bay
Excursion
Between three and four hundred
members of the San Francisco Co ;imer
clal club will participate today in an
excursion on the bay in the steamer
N'apa Valley, and also in the semian
nual club dinner in the Commercial
cluS rooms.
The steamer Napa Va'lfy will
leave the Clay street wharf at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, and proceed to Wine
haven, where the members are to be
the guests of the California Wine asso
ciation, aftfr which the boat will en
circle the islands in the bay, stopping
at Hunters point *nd the drydocks for
an inspection of these interesting
places.
The Napa Valley will also pass the
exposition site and representatives of
the ►vposition will explain the plans
that are to be carried out by the archi
tectural commission.
In the evening the club dinner will be
presided over by B. S. Ilubbard. Speeches
will he delivered with songs and a few
comic stunts.
Following Is the committee in charge:
Trederick J. Koster, chairman: W. B.
Webster. Alexander Russell, Frederick
Whitton, C. 11. Bain. Theo. F. Dredge,.
A. S. Mangrum. Max Schmidt, George H.
Enerhard, B. S. Ilubbard, J. B. Chace,
Clarence M. Oddie.
WOMAN'S SUICIDE MAY
COST POLICEMAN JOB
Bfoxom's Dual Life Revealed
After Year on Force
"'harges of unoflicerllke conduct irill
he made against Policeman Edgar C.
Rloxom by Captain Gleason of the Bush
street station as a result of an investi
gation of the suicide of Miss O!lie
Smith, with whom the policeman lived
for several years. Miss Smith took an
overdose of strychnine in their apart
ment£, 373 Ellis street, and died eaxjy
yesterday. Policeman Bloxom was
found In the room with her by Police
men Berg and Mullen, who were at
tracted by her screams.
When Bloxom entered the police de
partment, a little more than a year ago.
,c eaid he was married. He admitted
yesterday he never had been married.
He said Miss Smith was working in a
Mission street lodging house to earn
money with which to be treated for
the drug habit. Bloxom said they were
to be married as soon as she was cartd.
Chief White said Bloxom probably
would be dismissed from the depart
ment.
CHECK PASSER'S CONSORT
HINTS SUICIDE PACT
Woman Found in Stupor in
Prisoner's Apartment
Arthur Cm nor was arrested last night
as- he was trying to pass a spurious
I for |3< on the Goldberg-Bowen
company, Sutter street. He gave his
place of residence as the Ramona hotel.
The detectives went to his room and
found Grace Boswell prostrate upon the
Led. Near by were two notes, one to
■ rener and one to the proprietor
c hotel.
In the note addressed to the coroner
.-,rl indicated that she was going
mmit suicide and asked that if
( raner refused to allow her to be
Juried beside him her body should be
jiiven to a medical society.
«.sked the proprietor of the hotel
nd her belongings to Greenwich,
<' nn.
When roused from her etupor and in
formed of Craner's arrest, the girl
!»aid the notes were a joke. Craner
r mlso disclaimed any suicide pact-
Gβ* Bills Keduced
And your *as service taken care of for
c email monthly charge. Gae Con
eumers Association, phone Franklin
til 4*7 O'Farrell street.—Advt.
Tarquina Lacking as Carmen
Voluptuousness Is Missing
Standard Set In
Conchita Is
Not Met
WALTER ANTHONY
■'To Tarquinia Tar-
qulni, the first and
the greatest inter
preter of Conchita, I
offer this score, with
the wish that she
may be no less great
as Conchita's won
derful French sister.
"RICCARDO
ZANDONAI."
TMg ls the supe r
script!on O n the
bound words and mv .
gJc oi Bi ze t's won
derful romantic
pera -Carmen, ,, that
.„„. flm
wa& sent * sh V?*£?
»f° l °h l I!,h vivid
ck mad e
J a p rt, i f ?il H ebu t la s?
£er localβ but .last
gj" "JEZJSrJZ
{f r Y S berime?,
Spanish story
Zand onai, the Ital
ian com poser of
"Conchita.' - ignoring
the chauvanistic im
pulses of patriotism,
wanted to tee the
star of his Italian
opera do as much for
the Gallic master
piece.
That Tarquinia
Tarquini would have
disappointed Zando
nai last night is a
complex certainty. It
is certain because the
standard she set that
encountered Zando
nal's and our enthu
siasm as Conchita
is too high to be ob
tained in another
role. Every prima
donna has her best.
•c a r m c n" was
Calves, but it is not
Tarquini's. "Conchi
ta" belongs to Tar
quini. "Carmen" does
not.
The subject is com
plex because audi
tors, and that includes
critics, are prone to
piece together their
memories and fash
ion an ideal. The
longer a role is sung
and the more fre
quent its interpreta
tions, the more diffi
cult it is to avoid
challenging each new
Tarquinia Tarquini, in the role of Carmen, in ivhich
she scored another success last night.
j effort with an aggre
j pate of recollections wh*ch form an
impossible ideal—as a painter takes
from a thousand faces the impreesioM
he embodies in a single radiant por
i trait.
Tarquini's Carmen larked an essen
tial element that Coiiamarini too
I emphatically exhibited, that Ferrabini
j missed altogether and that Calve
I limned to the last curve. That element
!is the voluptuous. Tarquini was petu
; lant. saury, arrogant, sex proud, co
! quettfsh and charming. She missed in
! the grosser appeal that makes Don
.Jose forget his lovely Micaela.
She struck with security the notes of
! pathos in the card reading scene of the]
1 second act. where she finds nothing but
spades and the grave. She missed com
pletely the impudence and defiance in
the last line of the song. The diabel
iere of Carmen was caught, but not her
fierce febrile fire. This card song, by
the way. was indicative lam night of
the moods of Tarquinia Tarquini in
"Carmen" as of Carmen's immutable
end.
There was insolence and extrava
-1 gance in her singing of "Presso il bas
\ tion di Siveglia" in the first act. and
fervor in her interpretation of 'Amor
I Misterioso.'" There wasn't tumultuous
i passion anywhere.
Vocally Tarquini is splendidly com
i petent to the role, so far as meeting
I its exactions of range and length of
! phrasing are concerned. She sang with
j great spirit and with impeccable pitch,
I except when the chorus, straying from
Bizet's chromatic way, placed her be
tween the devil (that was the chorus)
and the sea (that was the great or
chestra).
;HXRSELF TO BUME
Tarquini has herself to blame for
the imposition of the highest standards
against her excellent Carmen. Had she
played the latter role before she had
given us Conehita, comparison would
not have run against her and she would
not have found herself her own rival
last night.
"Carmen" is a French opera in a
!Spanish street. Conchita is a neurotic
I eccentricity born in Italy, In spite of
I tie Fitn;'!i origin of the story. It is
Italian and Tarquini lives and loves
the role as she does her native Siena.
Conchita is tempestuous. Carmen Is
voluptuous. Tarquini is Conchita. She
mfro'ty sir.srs and plays Carmen.
The nearest she came to Carmen last
night was in ttie last act. She is vehe
ment, as fn "Conchita" stubborn, as in
"Conchita" and wayward as in "Con
chita.
The tenor was Giorgi, who received
the plaudits of his countrymen for
his singing of the exquisite flower song
in the second act. It was nicely done,
but was qualified in its appeal by
Glorgi's characteristic lapses in pitch,
which, in truth, seem not to disturb
Italian enthusiasm for robust tones.
As Micaela. Rita d'Oria had the first
r*»l chance of the engagement and
made us all regret, particularly after
her "Deh mi proteggi tu. Signer," in
the third act, that we have not heard
more of her voice. Her voice Is , true,
clear and voluminous with a delight
ful clarity in its upper reaches 'and a
sympathetic quality throughout.
I WEAK IX BARYTONES
The. barytone with the song of the
toreador was Giovacchini, who missed
an encore in the "Toreadors Song"
justly. The Lambardis are weak in
their barytones and Giovacchini, a re
cent acquisition, does not help out. His
voice Is one of those wobbly affairs
that bewilder the sense of tone until
you have no notion what the pit<-h is
nor whetner he is trying to trill or
swallow.
The choruses, especially that led by
the street lads in the first act, was
splendid; the finale to the second act
was a fine association of harmonious
tone, and the orchestra under Bavag
noli was in Its finest form, playing the
prelude to the third act with a delicacy
which would be the despair of most
conductors. Bavagnoli remains one of
the brightest stars we have welcomed
and his baton is an eloquent wand.
And so to Zandonai, who wrote the
note on the cover of "Carmen" and sent
it to Tarquinia Tarquini, it should be
reported, that his protege did her best
for the French composer—that it was a
very fine "best," but that her Conchita
wili be the role In which her name, like
Km ma Calves in "Carmen," I suspect,
will go down to future dramatic so
pranos to their great chagrin and dis
comfiture.
The benefit to be given this after
noon to Mario Lambardl. the veteran
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1912.
impresario to whose offices this com
munity is indebted for more good music
than to £he influences of any other one
opera director, promises to be worthy of
its cause. The orchestra, every mem
ber of which gladly volunteered his
services, will be under the baton of
Gaetano Bavagnoli and will be heard
in excerpts from an extensive reper
toire. The soloists are the stars, of the
opera company and will sing selections
frorfl several works not given in this
city. The theater has. been provided
free of cost and the sale of seats pre
sages a big audience.
It is not often that the opportunity
to do a worthy thing , is accompanied by
grrent intrinsic pleasure. The benefit
program which follows is evidence of
the high character of the event artist
ically and the chance to exhibit a
proper appreciation of the efforts' in
behalf of music by will not
be overlooked by music lovers.
The attendance at the Cort during
'■ the last opera season has been great,
j but the expenses have more than
equaled the receipts. This has , been due
to the high prices pain" for the artists'
services and the cost of the big orches
j tra —the largest and finest of any Lam
jbardi season.
This is the program:
Overture, "Barber of Seville ,, Rossini
Romance from "Selvator Rosh" Gomez
Sienor (JloTanni Martino.
Aria from '"Tosra" fwith orchestra) Puccini
Signor Qinwppe (Jiorßi.
Meditation from '-Thais'" Massenet
Orchestra i violin colo by Sipnor Corradh.
Intermezzo, "L'Amlco Frit*" Mascagnl
Entire orchestra.
Bells song from "Ukrac" Dellbee
Malvitia Perpira.
"Lβ Mia Banrliera" f My Flas) Rotoli
Francesco Nic«lettl.
Intermission.
Entire f.-mrtli act from "Conchita" Zairional
Miss Tarijumia Tarquini. Giuseppe Armanlnl
and chorus.
FORTS INSPECTED
BY GENERAL WOOD
Escorted by officers of high rank.
Major General Leonard "Wood made an
Inspection yesterday of Forts Miley and
Mason, which occupied the entire after
noon. General Wood commented fav
orably on the efficient garrisons at
these two important posts and, as far
as could be-learned, he did not have
any recommendations to make con
cerning improvements.
Forts Barry, Baker and Winfleld
Scott will be inspected by General
Wood Saturday morning, according to
present arrangements, and the after
noon of that day will be devoted to a
close study of the needs at the Presidio
proper.
General Wood called on Major Gen
eral Arthur Murray, chief of the west
ern division, yesterday morning. They
talked over the military needs of the
Presidio and the other local army
posts. Whether the subject of another
regiment for the Presido was disposed
of was not learned.
Brigadier General Walter Schuyler,
Major General Arthur Murray, Colonel
Cornelius Gardener, Colonel Febi
ger. Colonel William Nichols and Cap
tain McCoy, General Wood's personal
aid, were in the party that visited
Forts Mason and Miley yesterday. Hβ
will go over to Berkeley today to re
view the University of California
cadets. He will be the guest of Ben
jamin Ide Wheeler.
lieutenant Colonel N. M. Bren, First
regiment, at Fort Yellowstone, and
Captain Edward O. Cord, general staff,
of Washington, D. C, registered yes
terday at army headquarters.
KANSAS MAN ASKS CALL
TO FIND HIS BROTHER
J. H. Birtell of Wakarusa. Shawnee
county, Kan., has asked The Call to
help him find his brother, Harry Bir
tell, who came to San Francisco soon
after the big fire and has not been
heard from since. The missing man Is
88 years old, light complexioned and
an electric stationary engineer. At
one time he worked in Los Angeles.
PHOFESSOK TO UECTTTEE-Prof. Cat\ ron
Noonlen. Instructor of medicine at the Imperial
uulyersity «t Vieiinn. will deliver »n mtili-f-*
at tbe Affiliated cnllpcps thin morning under
the aßuplcet of the University «t rm!forma.
H? will take for bis subject "Bright's Dl»
--eH«e." The s<Mre<« will h«»srln at It oVlcwk.
ROOSEVELT MAY
DEVELOP INTO
COSTLY MOOSE
Colonel's Campaign Costs Pub*
Usher Frank A. Munsey Cold
$118,005.73 to Date
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.—The total
cost of Colonel Roosevelt's preconven
tion campaign took a jump to the ei
j tent of $215,005 today. Frank A. Mun
sey, the New York publisher, told the
senate committee investigating cam
fcaign contribution* and tiisbursements
that he had given $118,005.73 toward
the Roosevelt propaganda and Thomas
W. Lawson, the Boston financier, said
he had expended $100,000 in Roosevelt's
hehalf in Massachusetts. With the
money previously accounted for by tes
timony before the committee the pro
gressive fund to date totals $836,005.
George \V, Perkins, another of Roose
velt's financial bacKers, is to appear.
Munsey told the committee that Perkins
had gi"ven % "at least as liberally as Jiim
self," and before the close of the *veek
it is expected that the fund will have
reached the million dollar mark.
CORTELYOI ON STAND
George B. Cortelyou. former secretary
of the treasury and national republican
chairman in 1904, and James O. Murfln,
an attorney of Detroit, were other wit
nesses before the committee. Perkins
and Elmer Dover, the latter secretary
of the national committee in 1904, are
expected to testify tomorrow.
A rigid cross examination of Cor
telyou by every member of the commit
tee" failed to reveal any information
that would add to the inquiry. He
made a Sweeping denial of charges con
cerning large contributions from cor
porations or pleaded ignorance of their
having been received by Cornelius N.
Bliss, the treasurer.
Munsey was on the stand the greater
part of the afternoon, and not only
told the committee of his contribu
tions, but discussed campaign finances
in general. He wound up by declaring
for secrecy of contributions and pub
licity of expenditures.
HOW MIXSEY "ANTED IP"
Munsey said he began giving to the
Roosevelt cause before the colonel had
announced his candidacy and stated
positively that William L. Ward, na
tional republican committee-man for
New York state, was the man who
launched the Roosevelt movement. This
was, in December. 1911. when Munsey
conferred with Ward in New York and
agreed to pay preliminary publicity ex
penses. He expended something like
$17 16fi and after the campaign formal
ly "had been launched, contributed to
the national Roosevelt committee
through Senator Dixon, the chairman.
and Treasurer 11. E. Hooker, the sum
of $50 000. Then he gave $15,000 to the
New York state fight, $19,969 to Mass
achusetts part of which went for ad
vertising; $5,237 to Maryland, a good
deal for printing, $10,632, and other
expense*.' which totalled $HS.nns.7O.
Munsey testified that he believed out
side of the $114,000 contributed by Wil
liam Fllna in Pennsylvania and the
$177,000 given by Dan R. Hanna of
Cleveland the Roosevelt forces did not
spend more than $350,000.
BIG INTERESTS ALWAYS BUSY
Lawson told of hi* $100,000 expendi
ture in behalf of Roosevelt publicity.
He further told the committee of the
hatred Standard oil and Wall Street
interests generally had for Colonel
Roosevelt, that these financiers brought
Roosevelt out to split wide open the
republican party and thus insure the
election of their favorite on the demo
cratic ticket.
■'They succeeded in splitting , the re
publican party, but could not carry out
their designs in Baltimore." said the
witness. "They despise President Taft
for his. prosecutions and are now left in
a bad way."
Lawson further told the committee
that the late H. H. Rogers had told
him of a contribution to the republican
campaign fund of l»04 and further that
the Standard was in the habit of con
tributing to the campaign of both old
parties.
Statement "Clears Air"
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 17. —When
shown Roosevelt's statement tonight,
Bryan said:
It is a manly assertion and juet
what might be expected from Mr.
Roosevelt. It clears the air and
permits a renewal of the discussion
of the issues.
Mr. Roosevelt is right in saying
that no argument that is improper
now would have been proper he
fore. His statement will relieve
the democrats of embarrassment
and will Improve the tone of dis
cussion.
We who are opposed to him join
most earnestly with his political
friends in the hope that he will
soon be able to take his place at
the head of his column, for, while
he has able adjutants, they miss
his spirited leadership.
BURGLAR MAKES HAUL
WHILE FAMILY DINES
Home of C. A, Day Robbed of
$500 Porch Climber Active
A second story burglar entered the
residence of C. A. Day of the Thomas
Day Sons fixture firm at 1762 Page
street last night while Day and his
family were at dinner and secured $500
in money and jewelry. The thief en
tered the place by climbing to the front
porch. He ransacked the rooms on
the second floor while the Days were
entertaining: friends at dinner and
turned everything upside down. The
police, when notified of the affair, en
deavored to keep the matter secret.
ARIEL CLUB MEMBERS
HOLD SUCCESSFUL DANCE
More than 500 members and friends
of the Ariel Rowing club made merry
at a dance given by the rowing organi
zation in Native Sons' hall in Mason
street last night. The affair, which is
the first given since the fire of 1906, was
a success from start to finish.
President William McKee and wife
led the grand march. E. M. Bunner
officiated as floor manager whiie the
captain of the club, Charles Wilson,
acted as his assistant. The grand march
began at 9 p. m.
Yachtsmen and oarsmen prominent
about the bay attended the affair.
Alam«da < «>nn«y Fair at Pleaaanton
Go to the big County Fair at Pleas
anton. October 23rd to 26th. inclusive.
Live stock and farm products exhibits.
Trotthig races. Special features every
day. Round trip fare from San Fran
cisco, Market street at ferry, $1.50. See
agents Southern Pacific.—Advt.
CASTOR IA
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bear* the /J? S/JS4+-&T
Signature of L&affZ *<UcJfai
Suit When Suit Doesn't Suit
Widow Dons It to Prove Point
Court et al. Twiddle Thumbs
During Change; Vision
Makes 'Em Say 'Ahf
For the space of time it takes for
a stylish young woman to change her
gown, which is longer than you may
believe. Justice of the Peace A. T. Bar
nett and a tiozen witnesses and law
yers sat twirling their thumbs in court
yesterday morning waiting for Mrs.
Jennie Wilder, a comely young widow
living at 184 Laguna street, to don a
serge suit she bought from H. C. Kra
mer, a tailor of 233 Sutter street.
As the door of the justice's chambers,
which had been turned into a boudoir,
opened, the expectant audience breathed
a long "Ah-h!" in unison, although that
was not what Mrs. Wilder wanted to
hear. She doesn't like the suit, and
consented to wear it in court for a
minute or two only for the purpose of
convincing Justice Barnett that it was
not a "special piece of work," as the
tailor had guaranteed.
"Special piece of work, bah!" she ex
claimed. "It's a regular hand-me
down."
Mrs. Wilder said she was distribut
ing prospectuses for the Prosperity
league last June, when she visited Kra
mer's tailoring shop and took a fancy
to a piece of serge cloth. Kramer, she
said, told her it was worth $50, but
as a special concession he would make
her a suit for $25 and trust to her
advertising ability to brrng him more
customers. She said she paid $5 down
and that the tailor took her measure
ments "in two or three movements."
The suit was delivered upon payment
of the balance of $20, and then, Mrs.
Wilder told the court, she found she
had bought a "hand-me-down." She
complained to Kramer and he told her
he was moving to 166 Geary street. She
proceeded to have an attachment levied
on that place for the price of the suit,
but found that an entirely different
Kramer had a tailoring establishment
there. Hence it cost her double attach
ment fees to reach the man she was
after.
"Look at the thing!" she commanded
the judge, as she walked up and down
the courtroom. "It's cut at the side
and not down the back."
There was a good deal more she had
to say about it, too. In her complaint
against Kramer she asked $25, the cost
of the action, and $8 for the attachment
served on B. Kramer of Geary street.
The case was continued until Friday.
Army Orders
WASHINGTON. o<n. Osmun I,a
trolip Jr.. Kijriith (Rivalry, is (totalled ai " major
Philippine M'i>nts. {'ffcitivp Dercmbec 2. hi place
of Captain Clandp K. Swveeey, <nv«lry. rp
iieve<l. effective EfoTwnber "<>. Captain hweezey
is anijj iii'ifl to tlio FMsrhrh raTßlry.
I Read every word in this opinion. Re- \ I
I member it is not our statement, but the
I deliberate opinion of a great scientist work- \ f
i ing for perfection in beer. \| *3| Hi
I Pure beer is food and tonic. *'\l
I G. Beck (Bierbrauer, 1881, No. 8) J* j\ J*j\
1 "beer in light bottles deteriorates I *\
I • more quickly than beer in dark bot- ■ I
I ties when exposed to the direct sun- ill
I His tests were continued for three weeks \ 1 I #
I and proved that beer in light bottles had Jj
I acquired a very disagreeable, nasty taste and jr A
I flavor and was unfit for consumption. vra
I The Brown Bottle with Schlitz is not a fcSXtlltt -^JBmJr'
jl fad. Its use is based on scientific principles.
1 We have adopted every idea, every in- If it lai^^^P^
I vention, every innovation that could
1 Schlitz is sent to you in Brown Bottles |l||| IB i|H
\ to protect its purity from the brewery to yl R,l
\ Why don't you make Schlitz in Brown |ft
That Made Milwaukee famous.
Mrs. Jennie Wilder, cornel])
plaintiff against tailor in suit over a
"suit that didn't suit her.
SERVICE BUILDING
OF FAIR UNDER WAY
An impressive parade, consisting of
10 wagons and automobile trucks
loaded with materials for the service
building , , the first structure to be
erected on the exposition grounds,
wound its way through the busy streets
of the downtown section yesterday as
evidence that the officials of the ex
position intend to begin operations Im
mediately. The display caused enthu
siasm and crowds lined the sidewalks
as it passed. "Work on the building
now is under way. The structure will
house all departments of the fair and
will be finished by January 1.
DIVORCE COMPLAINT FILED—HaIf Moon Bay,
Oct. 17. —Rumors of domestic discord in one
of Half Moon B.ay's most prominent families
■were substantiated today by the announcement
that William Vortell Francis has been sned
for divorce tiy Mrs. Elizabeth A. Francis. The
divorce complaint has been filed by Mrs. Fran
cis in Redwood City. Francis is a brother of
Supervisor Josrph M. Francis and a deputy
county coroner.
BERNHARDT BALKS
AT TRAINED SEALS
Divine Sarah Coming Here in
Vaudeville, But Bars Ani
mals From Bill
Sarah Bernhardt is to he at the
Orpheum theater for two weeks, be
ginning February 16 of next year, and
there will be no educated seals <>n the
program for that illustrious fortnight.
Martin Beck announced that con
junctive proposition last evening
upon his arrival in O'Farrell street
from Broadway, New York. The f»et
that Mme. Bernhardt is corning
was the important fact. That she has
retained in her contract the right to
arrange with Beck for the acts which
will share in the bill with her.
and that under no condition will
there be an animal act or an educated
seal number was given as collateral
information I.y the president of the
Orpheum circuit.
The Bernhardt production will cost
the Orpheum circuit $10,000 a week for
each of the 25 weeks which the most
distinguished actress now living will
play in America.
Bernhardt will bring with her a com
pany of French players and will give
at each performance the one biggest
act form one of six dramas which con
stitute her repertoire in vaudeville.
These acts are from "La Tosca,"
"Camille," '•Theodora,' , "Lucretia
Borgia," "Elizabeth" and "La Sor
ciere." She will give the third act
from "La Tosca," the last from
"Camille," the second from "Lucretia
Borgia" and the dominant act in the
other plays, It being- stipulated that
no acts presented will occupy more
than 40 minutes.
Bernhardt is now playing in Lon
don. She will return to Paris and will
sail from Prance on November 23,
arriving in New York on Saturday.
November 30. On the following Mon
day, December 2, the tragedienne will
open her engagement in American
vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit in
Chicago. She will be taken to Chi
cago from New York in a special train
and her baggage will be sealed in bond
by the New York customs authorities
and declared in Chicago, bo as not to
lose time in reaching Chicago.
From Chicago the itinerary will in
clude in order St. Louis, Milwaukee,
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Winnipeg. Seat
tle, Portland, San Francisco, Los An
geles, Denver, Omaha and New York,
where Bernhardt will play six weeks.
The San Francisco engagement opens
on Sunday, February 16, the first date
to mark in your next years diary, and
will include 28 performances.
TAILOR BADLY HURT—A. Burnham. a tailor,
living «t 1078 Sanchez street, fell from a Kill
more street car near Sixteenth street last
night and sustained which may cause
his death. Among bis wounds was a fracture
i of the skull.
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