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People Will Be Asked for $4,»
850,000 to Cover Proposed
Steps Are Taken to Provide
Adequate Fire Protection
lor Exposition
The finance committee
Instructed Bond Expert H. A. Mason
yesterday to draft the ordinance which
will provide for the election to be held
« n the issuance of $4,850,000 of bonds
for the purchase of the Sutro property,
Twin Peaks park lands, acquisition and
equipment of the aquatic park at the
foot of Van Ncsa avenue, construction
of the fire and police signal systems
and the completion of the San Francisco
hospital and county jail.
Mason will prepare the ordinance
in time for its MibmLssion to the board
of supervisors Monday. The election
the proposed bond Issue must be
•{ i December I'O in order to allow the
city time to accept or reject the Sutro
. o! sale, the option on which ex
pires Jantijrt-y 1.
The bonds arc to bear interest at
4% per cent. Those for the Sutro
property v. ill har« a life of seven
y-afs and will amount to $700,000. For
the aquatic park $1,000,000 will be
needed, to run for 24 years. The Twin
Peaks bond will have a life of 25 years
and will amount to $200,000. The hos
pit >unty jail bonds will total
(1>700.000, and |76§,Q06 is needed for
the police and fire signal systems.
An Important step toward furnishing
adequate tire protection for the Pan
ama-Pacific exposition was taken yes
terday when the board of works re
ferred to tiie city engineer a request
from President C. C. Moore of the ex
;pa.ny that the auxiliary
high pressure water system be ex
tended into the fair grounds.
Cltjr Engineer O'Shaughnessy will
render a report on the advisability and
best method of extending the system.
Moore asks that the high pressure pipes
be continued from Van Ness avenue In
Bay street and in Francisco street. The
exposition company is ready to do the
work or have the mains laid by the
board of w-orks and to meet the ex
pense in either case.
The consulting , architects were re
quested by the works board to prepare
a report on the subject of removing
the Han Francisco commercial school
building from its position in Grove
street, between Larkin and Polk
streets, to the old public library lot
bounded by Van Xess avenue, Frank
lin, Hayes and Fell streets. The build
ing will be removed to clear the civic
center property. Bids for the work
will be called for not later than De
cember 31.
The Sierra Light and Power com
pany was directed by the board to re- i
move poles in Fourteenth street which !
City Attorney Lrong said had beeh
erected illegally, because no permit
m the board of works had been
Recommendation was made that the
supervisors allow $8,000 for the paving
of Fifth street with asphalt and $5,940
for the improvement of Eleventh street,
both between Market and Mission
In order to prevent further pollution
of Lobos creek, which supplies the
Presidio, a contract was awarded to
Raisch <Sr ''lark to build a retaining
wsll for $475 at t!:? northerly termina
tion of Fourteenth avenue, where a
sewer is affecting the creek water.
The f.re commission yesterday pro
moted Lieutenant D. R. Dougherty to
rank of captain and made Howard
Mardon a lieutenant In his place. Mar-
B was fin operator under Battalion
Chief Radford.
Assistant Chief George O'Donndl of
Los Ansf"? addressed the commission
. on experiences of the southern city in
w changing from horse drawn to motor
driven lire apparatus and emphasized
the great advantages of the motor over
the horse.
OTVonnell'a remarks especially were
Interesting , to the commissioners in
view of the. fact that motor driven ap
paratus is being installed in this city
al rapidly as possible.
The high cost of operating automo
bllei in city departments as*compared
to private machines was set forth
yesterday* by Director E. R. Zion of the
public efficiency bureau in a report to
the supervisors' efficiency committee.
/. «n will prepare an automobile ac
nting and checking system in an
effort to reduce expenses.
Hβ found that private runabouts
•with a driver employed were operated
on an average of 7' 4 cents a mile,
•while touring cars of the police de
partment cost 4G 6-10 cents a mile and
automobiles of the board of education
25 3-10 cents a mile. Chief Nixon of
the department of electricity runs his
own machine at a coet of 3 3-10 cents
a ir.ile.
Zion explained that the difference in
- \ the type* f 'f machines compared ac
: so:rip measure for the dis
crepancy in cost, but that even with
that taken into consideration the ex
pense was far too great.
Vehement protest against revelry,
dancing and music at beach resorts
after 1 o'clock in tho morning was
made before the supervisors' police
umittee yesterday by property own
ers and members of the Oceanside
Women's . club, one woman declaring
: the ocean air in early morning
hours was filled with the screaming
and yelling of wild automobile parties
riding up and down the Great highway.
* protestantp wisned an amend
nt made to the ordinance which reg
ulates the playing or music in dance
halls and drinking places, asking that
the section which exempts hotels from
i o'clock law be stricken out. They
declared that the road nouses are mas
querading under hotel licenses simply
x<) escape the 1 o'clock rule that applies
to dance halls.
It. J. Barker, a property owner of
the district, said that police protection
was inadequate and tnat the mounted
policeman who patrolled the beacn did
th« best lie could, but that the sound of
his horse's hoofs always warned the
resort proprietors of his approach. He
arlden , that the reverry ceased as the
horseman appeared and started again
as he rode away, and that foot patrol
mon therefore should be assigned to
the beach.
Among thf protestants were Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. R.
J. Barker, Mrs. J. M. Alberton and Mrs.
J. Cusheon. Supervisor Caglieri was
in favor of recommending the requested
amendment at once, but Supervisors
Hocks Mini Hilmer thought that the
men probably had not received
the summons to appear, which had
gent the <i*v before It was de
cided, therefore, to give them a hear
ing at the next meeting, Friday.
Operatic Singer Is a Bride
Berlin Stage Sets Romance
Oakland Girl Married
To Noted Conductor
In German City
OAKLAND, Nov. S. — Miss Helen
Stilee, well known in musical circles
in Oakland, has been married to Adolph
Friede, first orchestral conductor of the
Fredrkh Wilhelm theater, Berlin, ac
cording to a cablegram received by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Stiles, 535
Thirty-second street, this city. Her
rise in opera in Berlin has been rapid
and she now is appearing in important
roles at the Fredrich Wilhelm theater.
It was shortly after her engagement
at the theater that she met Friede, who
fell in love with her. The marriage is
the result of the stage romance.
Miss Stiles was formerly a pupil of
Mrs. Olive Reed Cushman of 1517 Fil
bert street. She appeared in several
concerts around the bay and gave
promise of becoming a great singer.
When she sang for Mme. Gadski she
was advised by that artist to go to
Germany. Accordingly her mother took
her to that country.
Mfcg began her studies under Frederic
Warren and later sang before Willy
Nordeau, impresario at the Fredrich
Wilhelm theater, who was delighted
with her voice and engaged her.
Friede is a graduate of the Leipzig
university and speaks several lan
guages. Hp stands high as an orches- I
tral director.
SACRAMENTO, Nov. R.— J. J. Mc-
Carthy, a San Francisco politician, for
merly an employe of the state engi
neer's office, and his sister in law, Mrs.
K. G. Johnson, were held to answer for
trial In the superior court today. Bail
was fixed at $4,000 in each case. Both
charges were assault with a deadly
weapon. McCarthys wife had sued
him for divorce.
In the Meantime Illinois Will
Try to Subdue Old Rival,
CHICAGO, Nov. B.—Although no
games are scheduled for tomorrow
which are likely to cause any change
in the eastern and western champion
ship races, several of interest are to
be played.
In the west, the University of Chi
cago and Northwestern university, old
rivals, but both of whom are out of
the championship running, will meet
on Marshall field. Many of the Chi
cago players are crippled and a team
composed largely of substitutes will
face th<> Evanston squad. On account
of this condition a large score is not
Wisconsin meets Arkansas, but the
southwestern eleven is not expected to
defeat the speedy Madison squad.
Illinois players took their final prac
tice today and, accompanied by 1,000
supporters, will leave tomorrow for La
Fayette, where they meet Purdue. Sen
noff probably will be at right half in
place of Dillon, the veteran. It has
been seven years since Purdue defeated
Illinois, but the Illinois squad is on the
short end of the odds.
For the first time in several years
Indiana and lowa will clash tomorrow
at Annapolis. Both teams predict vic
tory for themselves.
Ring Stars are Headed
For Los Angeles
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOS ANKLES, Nov. B.—By Sunday,
Los Angeles should contain more
great and near great fighters than any
other city in the world. Besides Joe
Rivers and Frankie Conley and the
other members of the local fistic col
ony whose names are frequently print
ed in big type, Johnny Dundee of New
York, challenger for the feather weight
title, and Eddie Campi of San Fran
cisco, who are hot after a battle for
the bantam weight crown, are here.
Ad Wolgast. champion lightweight of
the world, according to his schedule,
is on his way from New Orleans. Harry
Coleman wired McCarey last night that
he and his charge, Joe Mandot, would
leave New Orleans this morning, and
Luther MeCarty. who Is to fight Jim
Flynn at Vernon. December 10, yes
terday telegraphed that he and his
manager, Billy McCarney, would leave
Pittsburg last night, to reach Los Ang
eles on Sunday morning.
Actress Gets Marquard
In More Trouble
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Nov. $.— On
an affidavit eworn to by Joseph Kane
of New York and two detectives, Po
lice Magistrate Jammetty of this city
today issued a warrant for the appre
hension of "Rube" Marquard. the New
York National league baseball pitcher.
Kane charged he and the two detec
tives found Marquard and Kane's wife
in a hotel here early today. While
Kane was talking with the proprietor
of the hotel, he said, Marquard and
Mrs; Kane left the place through a
rear exit with the aid of an employe.
Mrs. Kane is an actress, her stage
name being Blossom Seeley. The pair
have been appearing in a vaudeville
sketch which exploited Marquard's
prowess as a pitcher.
Tinker Deal Is Still Up
In the Air
[Special Dispatch io The Call]
CHICAGO. NOV. 8. —Joe Tinker will
not be traded to any National league
ball club until the Cubs secure value
received. Hermann can have the star
shortstop as manager if he will give
the Cubs playing material of equal
value. That Is the status of the Tinker
case at present.
Charles Murphy, president of the
Cubs, returned from his hurried trip
to Cincinnati today and announced that
no progress had been made in the pro
posed trade of Tinker to Cincinnati.
The owner of the Cubs says he talked
with <sarry Herrmann about various
deals for the star shortstop and the Red
chief seemed to be eager enough to
land Tinker, but refused to give any
thing in exchange.
Mrs. Adolph Friede, formerly
Miss Helen Stiles, rvhose success
ful operatic career in Berlin recent
ly led to her marriage to a noted
German conductor.
Auburn Haired Lightweight
Beats the Up Country Boy
in Fast Bout
A couple of stomach punches in
flicted by Red Watson took all the
fight out of Joe Azaveda last night
at Dreamland, and the fiery haired
fighter from Pueblo had but little dif
ficulty in gaining the decision. Azaveda,
who hails from Sacramento, made a dis
mal showing. He fought timidly after
the second round, when Watson planted
a hard left in his midsection. During
the remainder of the fight he either
resorted to clinching or else hotfooted
it around the ring to keep out of
danger. Referee Foley's decision met
with approval.
In the opening round Azaveda looked
like a winner, as he fought well. He
used a left to advantage and managed
to get away from Watson's wild
swings, but he seemed to lack confi
dence. This fact Watson became
aware of and walked right into Aza
veda in the second round and let go
a hard left, which landed in the
Azaveda winced from pain and
claimed a foul, hut the referee refused
to allow It. The Sacramento boy, by
clinching and using his legs to ad
vantage, managed to stick the round
Watson was wild, but he managed
to land an occasional swing. In the
third frame he put a wild left hand
swing to Azaveda's jaw and the latter
sagged half way to the floor, but re
covered himself before he hit the mat.
Watson tried hard for a knockout. Aza-.
Veda did little in the third and fourth
rounds but to right on the defensive.
His showing was very disappointing
and he lost considerable prestige.
Frank Picato, the Los Angeles light
weight, and Frankie Smith put up a
rattling four round scrap which was
declared a draw. Smith started out like
a winner and It looked as if he would
end the fight In the opening round. He
caught P.icato with a right cross, which
sent him down and he took most of the
count. When he regained his feet
Smith measured him again and sent.him
Smith fought like a champion, meas
uring his man with well directed
punches. When Picato got up for the
second time he covered up, but Smith
changed his attack and went for the
stomach. Picato showed plenty of
gameness and weathered the round.
Picato came back strong in the sec
ond round and had the best of the ses
sion. He fought like a tiger at close
range and easily had the best of the
milling at this style of fighting. He
had Smith groggy at the close of the
round. The third round was also In
favor of Picato, who made the fighting.
Smith seemed to be tired and his blows
lacked force.
The fourth round was fast and fairly
even. Picato forced the fighting, but
Smith was the cleverer and used his
left to advantage. The decision was
well received.
Lee Johnson and Jimmy Fox put up
a clever exhibition which went four
rounds. Both boys showed great clev
erness and there was little difference
between them at the finish. Fox showed
more steam than in his previous rights.
He did his best work in the fourth
round, when he turned Johnson around
with well directed rights.
Jeff Perry proved easy game for Babe
Picato, who jabbed and cuffed him at
will. Perry was always willing, but
he was outclassed by the Los Ang-eles
boy, who was given the decision.
Wjllie Purtell put Jack Gaskell away
in a round. A couple of swings and
Gaskell went down for the count. Sol
dier Quinn and Rufe Cameron boxed
a draw. Red Mann knocked out Buck
O'Neil in a round. Joe Fern wa s given
the decision over Ed Martin.
College Pitcher Looks
Good to McCredie
PORTLAND, Nov. B.—Glfkin, a red
haired 205 pounder from the University
of California, is a pitching prospect
for the 1913 Beavers. Tom Kelley, one
of McCredie's scouts, is looking the
husky lad over and Is reported to have
induced the collegian to sign a Port
land contract. Gifkin stands well over
5 feet, is a legitimate "white hope"
from a poundage angle and has terrific
PHILAUKU'HIA. Nor. 8.--I.ro Booeh "f Lan
caster. Pa., outpointed I>ave Smith, tho Austra
linti niWMlf wiipln cliamnion, in a six round bout
hore timight. hi the last two rod mil Hotirk
♦ ■•■ I- Mnotiiertd tiie Australian with straight
left Jabfc
Daughters of American Revolu*
tion Aiding Children in Ef
forts to Obtain Relic
The Daughters of the American Rev
olution of this state are assisting the
school children of California in their
campaign to obtain the Liberty bell
for the exhibition here In 1915.
jirs.'l. N. Chapman of Alameda, state
regent of the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution, and Mies Suzanne
Patch, chairman of the committee on
patriotic education of the organization,
are sending the following letter to the
chapter regents throughout California:
Attached to this letter is a copy
of a resolution prepared for sub
mission to the various chapters. It
pledges the chapter "to lend its aid
In bringing about the transporta
tion of the Liberty bell to San
Francisco in 1915 and to do every
thing in its power to interest the
members of the organization resid
ing in Philadelphia in this cam
Petitions are coming in from paro
chial, private and public school children
from all over the state. Two thousand
petitions were sent today to Los An
geles at the request of the board of
education of that city. At present the
reel that is to be Bent to Philadelphia
contains 3,000 petitions with nearly
100,000 signatures.
President Charles C. Moore has sent
telegrams to the leading yacht cluiss of
the United States, inviting their com
modores to come to this city November
19 to attend an important conference
to be held with Sir Thomas Lipton in
reference to making suitable plans for
the holding of international yacht and
motor boat races in 1915 under the
auspices of the exposition.
Captain John Barneson, a director of
the exposition, and J. R. Hanify, for*
merly commander of the San Francisco
Yacht club,' have been appointed by
President Moore on a committee to ar
range for this important conference.
J. Betalha de Freitas, Portuguese
minister to China, will arrive in the
city today on the Overland limited en
route to , his post in the orient. He
will be met by William T. Sesnon,
chairman of the committee on recep
tion, and Lieutenant Commander David
Foote Sellers, naval aid to the presi
dent of the exposition.
Portugal has accepted the invita
tion of the president of the United
States to participate in the 1915 univer
sal exposition, and it is expected that
the distinguished official will select a
site for that country during his stay in
this city.
M. H. de Young, chairman of the
committee on concessions and vice
president of the exposition, has re
ceived a silver plaque from the French
committee for foreign expositions, ac
companied by a letter from Emile Du
pont, senator for the department of
Director Asher Carter Baker of the
division of exhibits reports that the
National Lumber association plans te
maie an exhibit of the products of
the* lumber manufactured by the saw
mills operated by the members of its
A meeting of all native born and
former residents of the state of WMi
Virginia will be held in the exposition
building, at Pine and Battery streets.
this afternoon at 3 o'clock, to effect
an organization of the West Virginia
State society.
The governor of West -Virginia has
appointed three exposition commission
ers who are on their way to this
city to select a site for the state build
ing at the exposition. Plans for the
entertainment and reception of the
commissioners will be completed at to
day's meeting.
Basketballers Getting
Ready for Fray
OAKLAND, Nov. R. — Preliminary
basket ball practice for the approaching
winter season championships has been
started at the Young Men's Christian
association, and a squad of 50 athletes
of all weights are working out now In
preparation for the coming tourna
ments. The teams comprise five divi
sions of the 110, 120, 130, 145 pound and
unlimited classes. Meetings will be
held soon of each of the teams for
the purpose of choosing captains before
the tryouts commence.
The preliminary workouts are held
under Coach Frank Bock, who will
have charge of the teams. The asso
ciation will enter five teams in the
inter-Young Men's Christian association
championships in January and the P.
A. A. competitions. The inter-Y. M. C.
A. championship of the bay cities was
Won handily last year by the local
association and the players hope to
duplicate their success this season.
The championship unlimited five will
number almost all the veterans of last
year's five, which won the champion
ship, and the team will be one of the
strongest about the bay. The veterans
are Street, Laughland, Gullford, Hay
den, Wright and Hjelte, all fast boys of
championship caliber. The other teams
will also number many fast veterans.
Thursday evenings have been desig
nated for purely basket ball tryouts
from now on until the season opens.
Tennis Queens Line Up
For Battle Today
One of the most important tennis
events for women In this section will
be held today on the Golden Gate park
courts when the preliminary round of
the women's bay counties tennis cham
pionship will start.
Thirty-one of the cleverest women
racket wieldera about the bay will
compete. Miss M. Coryn and Miss H.
Baker will be on the courts at 9 o'clock
this morning to start the ball rolling.
The contestants who do not reach
the semi-finale will play later in a
special event. The drawing for the
preliminary round follows:
Mlse M. Coryn Td. Mies H Baker.
Mis» A. Myere Tβ- Miss I.'rxula Dietrick.
Mrs. I). Countryman ft. Mise StelU Kane.
Mrs. L. V. Alden t*. Mrs. Kullman.
Mrs. Meynard Tβ. Mt*9 r. Klrby.
Mrs. I'auisen vs. Miss I. Norman.
Mrs. J. Oook v«. M' BB K > McLopghlln.
Miss Marjorie Wale vs. Misn Marie Eirkcr.
MUs S*rlta Van Vliet vp. Miss M. Speakmau.
Mies Beeele Chase vs. Miss A. Greenh<»rg.
Miss Carmen Tarrelten vs. Mrs. T. Fletcher.
Mi«« Laura Herron Tβ -Mise E. Tennant.
Mrs. s. Nicholas ts. Mtes 8. Tarrelton.
Mrs. Ijong Tβ. Mrs. Nlemeyer.
Mise B. CuUey ts. MUs C. Mitchell.
Miss A. Wertner. a »ye-
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
VAIXEJO. Xr>r. S.—An plpht team basket ball
leaipip ha.« been formed in this city. an<l n sched
ule of games will r* arrangpd shortly. The teems
iivhjiV the High School. Murines. Independence.
Vallejos. Methodist. Hwt Christian. sml
Second Birifu. G*orjre CTiatfleld i% presideot
ancl Eugene McGrane secretary-treasurer.
Widow to Get Third
Of Contested Estate
action in the settlement of the
$890,000 estate of the late H. C.
Akeley, millionaire lumberman,
««« recorded today with the an
nouncement that Mrs. Jamel
P. Quirk, n daughter, had been
named administratrix without
objection by the vrldovr, Mm.
Clara Akeley of California.
I'nder the settlement Mr*.
Quirk is to receive two-third* of
the estate and the widow one
third, Mitli a bonn* of approxi
mately $10,000.
The settlement followed three
mouths' litigation in California
and Minnesota, during; which time
Mrs. Akeley was charged with
Mending from Minnesota valuable
papers belonging: to the estate.
Personal Friends Honor Police
Commissioner at Banquet
Held in Cliff House
Police Commissioner James Wood
was the honored guest last night at a
stag dinner given at the Cliff house
by 55 of his personal friends in token
of their appreciation of his efficient
work as a city official and his untiring
efforts in working for the betterment
of business conditions of the city as
well as boosting the Panama-Pacific
exposition. It was a love feast, pure
and simple, given over to the dissemi
nation of good fellowship and get to
gether spirit.
J. Frank Moroney. who was the
moving spirit in arranging the affair,
acted as toastmaster of the evening.
Among the speakers were Judge
Thomas F. Graham, L<arry Harris, E.
Myron Wolf, Major C. E. Stanton, J.
F. William F. Humphrey and
James Wood.
Following is the list of those present:
James Woo<i p I.ilienthnl
John Beaufort J. B. Leighton
Vail Hakewell Tbornwell Mullally
Fay ('. Benl .r. Frank Moroney
Phil D. BokPart William H. Metsnn
K. l». Brlnegar Robert O. MeOtackcn
Theolore Bonnet Jack Noyes
Paul T. Carroll J. C. Nealon
Frank G. Drum Colonel Georgp H. Pippy
John Daniel Ellis H. Parrlsh
M. If. Esberg SamuM N. Rucker
AI C. Elspd James Scanlon
W. H. Fairbanks Sidney L. M. Ktert
Arthur Francis W. A. Stringer
Fred Fenwick J. f». Spreckele Jr.
Bt»ch Finnell Charles A. Stewart
Thomas F. Graham Major C E. Stanton
Dr. John Gallwey W. B. TraTis
Wellington Gregg Jr. A. C. Thornton
Felix Hopndorf Vrank I'iik't
W. L. Hughson (Phil M. Wand
I>enicl 11. Hanlon iClarencp R. Ward
Harold Havens 1C Myron Wolf
L. W. Harris ijohn I. Walter
William F. Humpfcrey [Alexander Young
F.dwin C. Hammer C. A. White
Harry C. Hunt L. J. Sroofy
John Kpefe JP. Henderson
\\. A. Lange
Yesterday** Fire Report
Box 461—7:23 p. m.; two story frame
building at 920 Hampshire street;
owned by A. Hentz; occupied by M.
Hogan; caused by gas stove igniting
some rags; loss slight.
charter amendment* w-hirh will he Totpd upon
December 10 was the subject of an xMrvea
made by Dr. Delos F. Wilcoj. expert on mu
nicipal affairs for the Chamber of Comtnprce,
yesterday at a luncheon given by that body.
H| ; After hardwood trees obtain h certain a*« It g popularity of GhirardelH's CoCOa j| \1 \
«| an inch. Sometimes tfia rate of increase i.Sll't gFOWlllgf by illCheS. bllt by \\\ \
Hickory tree* west of the Allegheny motm- IC3.pS cHIQ DOUnQS. J. fllS UICrCSS"*
9IM& ghanies it takes almost six years to grow an V63TS Of t)3.inSt3.rCinP" C3.TC 3.11(1
[fjl|f all localities are prectically the eanie. Pop- thOUtjllt 111 producing" 3. pCffCCt
llljn ftt>out four yestrs And one*D&l*« J j I
essence of goodness and purity. And it is 14
Km beverages that can be given to children *k
wffimfflM and note the improvement in their health. H
If MfrjSß Smat ,852 CO. San Francisco / /
Butcher Told Twice of Plots
to Put Him Out of Way
by Asphyxiation
Although the mystery surrounding
the death of Marius Aubry, the Laguna
street butcher whose body was found
riddled with buckshot in a San Bruno
ravine Monday, is still unsolved, the
police of the peninsula are working on
two theories. The suicide theory is not
seriously entertained, but that Aubry
was murdered or that he was the vic
tim of an accident are the two possibili
ties which are being deeply considered
by the Investigators.
Three weeks ago Aubry told B. H.
Hinkland, a friend, that he believed
some unknown persons were trying to
kill him for some inexplicable reason.
Aubry said he awoke suddenly one
night with a feeling that some one was
in his room, which was at 1605 Laguna
street. He told Hinkland that he no-
ticed a heavy odor of gas in the room
and that the door had been unlocked
from the outside. The gas jets were all
Three days later Aubry told Hink
land, according to the latter's state
ment to Sheriff J. H. Mansfield of San
Mateo, that a second attempt was made
on his life in about the same manner as
the first. At this time Aubry said he
suspected a certain man, but he de
clined to mention any name to Hink
land. This was the last time Hinkland
s<aw him alive. Hinkland has been a
friend of the. dead man for about five
year's. He lives at 43 Homestead
The finding of powder marks on the
dead man's back just between the
shoulders would tend to dispute the
suicide theory, as no string was found
attached to the shotgun, nor was any
found near the gun. nor anything else
which might have been used to pull the
trigger from behind Aubry's back.
The police believe that Aubry may
have been carrying the shotgun on his
shouler and that he might have
tripped, the weapon falling from his
shoulder to the ground and being dis
charged, the charge of shot entering
his back.
If Aubry did not meet his death by
accident in dropping his own gun he
was murdered by some one who shot
while standing at close range. Of the
two theories Sheriff Mansfield is more
inclined to accept the accident possi
bility rather than that of murder.
At the young man's home yesterday
his relatives were inclined to accept
the belief that Aubry met his death as
the result of an accident. They think
the young butcher was carrying the
gun on his shoulder and that it was dis
charged when he tripped and fell.
Aubry's relatives say they do not!
know of any enemies of his and that j
they never heard him speak of any. I
They scoff at the suicide or murder
theory. According to them. Aubry had
no financial worries and no love affair.
The San Mateo police will continue
the investigation. The funeral of
Aubry was held yesterday.

QUEBEC, Nov. B.—Ferry boats suc
ceeded this afternoon in reaching the
Btranded steamer Royal George in the
St. Lawrence river and in taking off the
600 steerage passengers, who will b*
sent to Montreal by special trains.
Council Delays Action on Su
pervisors' Stand Toward
•"" f '^ ne an Francisco
Labor council la&t
night discussed at
length a report presented by Theodore
Johnson, special legislative agent on
the action of the supervisors in the
matter of granting franchises to pub
lic utilities corporations and the effort
of labor to obtain a provision to pro
tect laboring men working for cor
porations, as to hours and conditions.
Some delegates' thought that the su
pervisors' proposition was snap Judg
ment on the voters who have not had
time to study it. while others argued
that the council should go on record
as opposed to the granting of any
The proposition was referred to the
law and legislative committee to re
port next Firtday.
The council will disVuss the proposed
amendments to the charter as a special
order of business every meeting prior
to the December election to enlighten
union men on changes offered.
On report of the executive commit
tee it was decided to notify the Pacific)
Gas and Klectric company that within
two weeks it must settle the trouble
in the corporation as to jurisdiction
between plumbers', gas fitters and ar<"!
light installers. An attempt was made
to Include laborers in the proposition.
Delegates from the bakers' union
complained that the police, are pro
tecting nonunion men in two boycotted
bakeries in Haight street and annoying:
the union pickets. This ia to be In
The executive committee reported
that it had Investigated the complaint
of the Pacific Coast Cooks' association
against Cooks' Union No. 44 and had
advised members of the association to
become a part of the union and in that
way settle all differences.
The cracker bakers' delegate urged
that home products be favored over
imported goods.
The Panama-Pacific exposition com
mittee in ;i letter announced that as
soon as the council is informed that
the American Federation of Labor «lg
nifies its intention to meet in this city
in 1915 the committee will extend a
formal invitation.
The international officers of the re
tail clerks requested the council to
unseat the delegates from the Retail
Drug Clerks' association of this city
because that subordinate voluntarily
withdrew from the international body
and is no longer affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor.
The bar tenders' delegate reported
that "a tribe of socialists" Iβ to give
an entertainment, ani) as the managers
refused to employ union bar keepers,
pickets are to be placed at the door to
ask people to stay away.
The beer bottlers" union reported
that 5100 had been donated to defend
the men now on trial !n Indianapolis
on a charge of unlawfully transporting
The gasoline engineers reported that
their boycott against the Crowley
Launch company was "getting along
nicely," but that they are not receiving ,
enough support.
i>. corn* ox ohambot boaju>-d*w«t
Coffin, a real estate man of the Mission, was
ltmalled as a member of tn# board of director*
of the Chamber of Oonimerc* at tb« weetly
mpetintt of the board yesterday afternoon.
< v >ffln will fill the vacancy caused by the
realßtlfttinn of .Tamp* Tyson.

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