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Theoretical Attack on S. F.
This Morning Repulsed by
Theoretically, tl"-'''' of the largest
and rti"st modern warships ever dis
tched from a hostile nation to enter
Sen Francisco bay and destroy the
< tty's coast defenses were blown to
stoma at the entrance to the Golden
Kate at dawn this morning aa they
were speeding into the harbor, their
hags guns hurling deadly projectiles
toward the city.
Three dull, reverberating explosions,
less than a minute apart, geysers of
foaminir wat»r leaping a hundred feet
skyward, marked the end of the three
men-of-war. The harbor defense had
proved invulnerable and San Fran
cisco was safe from invasion.
CO VST r\TKOI. SKiHTS ENKMY
The enemy was sighted by the
coast patrol laic yesterday afternoon.
■Wireless flashes of the approach
reached Major A. W. Chase. mine
commander of the coast artillery, and
Captain Henry C. Merriam. com
mander of the mine planter General
Armistead. who besides Major Chase
is the only man in the artillery serv
ice who knows the exact location of
mines used in the coast defense.
Throughout the night cruisers guard
ed that section of the bay In which
tiie destructive mines were planted,
while the mine companies occupied
their battle stations.
An hour before dawn the enemy was
reported 15 miles off the Golden gate.
When the three warships were a quar
ter of a mile off Mile rock a prepara
mry command was given. A few
rrinutes later came another order,
;> switch was thrown open and an
electric spark ignited the fuse in
mine one, a mile away.
There was a dull explosion. The
leading warship was blown to pieces
by the 100 pounds of explosive In
trie mine which it was crossing at
OTHER VESSELS GO DOWX
Twice more the command was given
end the remaining two vessels met
the fate of their leader.
Of course, it's all theoretical, but
it is exactly what would have hap
pened had the three targets been
huge steel warships instead of small
Masons of State
The number of Masons in California
has doubled during the last 10 years,
eccording to the report of Grand Mas
ter William P. Filmer. read yester
day at the opening of the sixty-fourth
nnnual communication of the grand
lodge Free and Accepted Masons of
• 'alifornia in the new Masonic temple
fit Van Ness avenue and Oak street.
The report was presented to the 873
delegates, representing 355 subor
dinate lodges, after Grand Master Fil
mer had delivered the address of wel
In 19nn the order had a membership
ln California of 25,000. The mentber
f.hip in this jurisdiction Is now 50,257,
with a gain of 1,942 during the last
month. Ten new lodges were insti
tuted during the last year.
Live Baby Part of
WASHINGTON. Oct. 15. —A real live
baby is to be part of the classroom
equipment at "the little mothers'
school," to be opened shortly at
Neighborhood house, a social settle
ment ln which Mrs. Christian Hem
mlck, Mrs. Champ Clark. Mrs. Edson
Bradley and other society leaders are
The baby will be borrowed from
the Southwest home, where babies
abound, and the pupils of the school
will be taught to dress and bathe and
make its clothes.
Altman Left an Estate
Valued at $40,000,000
NEW YORK. Oct. 15.—The will of
the late Benjamin Altman. merchant
and art connoisseur, was filed yester
day. The document disposes of an
estate estimated at $40,000,000. The
largest single bequest is that of the
Altman collection of art treasures,
which is given to the Metropolitan
Museum of Art for the use of the
public. Art experts have conserva
tively estimated this collection to be
Delegates to Hanford
Secure Special Train
To participate in the annual coun
ties convention of the California De
velopment board, to be held in Han
ford November 6, 7 and 8. the San
Francisco Chamber of Commerce is
arranging a special train with Pull
man, diner and observation car to
carry 100 delegates from this city.
The train will leave the ferry depot
via Santa Fe at 9:30 on the morning
of November 6.
ORDINANCE TO PROTECT
WORKMEN FROM GAS
Employers of workmen whose lives
may be endangered from asphyxia
tion will be required to provide safety
appliances such as oxygen helmets
and pulmotors If an ordinance intro
duced by Supervisor Koshland Is
passed by the boerd of supervisors.
A resolution calling for an appro
priation of $2,000 to furnish the city
with such equipment was also Intro
duced. Both were referred to com
ESTATE LEFT IN ENGLAND
BY MORGAN $5,899,160
LONDON. Oct. 15.—The estate of J.
Pierpont Morgan ln England consisted
«.f $5,899,160. This was shown today
when the will was admitted to pro
NEW ERA LEAGUE LUNCH
Austin Lewis ana Lincoln stenens
will be the speakers at the regular
monthly luncheon of the New Era
league in the St. Francis hotel Friday
next at 12 o'clock. Mrs. George Sperry
as chairman of the welfare committee
ALUMNI COMEDY DRAMA
.'. .• iliimnl Drnmalti. <-!i,X
will present *'A Night Off." a comedy
drama, tomorrow evening at the Va
lencia theater for the benefit of St.
Charles school. The play was a suc
cess of the old Daly stock company.
MASONIC LODGE OFFICERS ARE
GUESTS AT GREAT LAND SHOW
STAYS ON DUTY AS
OWN HOME BURNS
Berkeley Fireman Gives Or
ders While House He Re
cently Bought Is Burned
While his own home at 1432 Vir
ginia street, Berkeley, was being
burned to the ground early this
morning, Robert Wells, member of
the Berkeley Are department, re
mained at his post at the switch
board in the Are station sending out
orders to the companies to respond.
Fire broke out from unknown
causes after midnight and exploded
a can of gasoline, destroying the
house and furniture.
Wells bought the home three days
De la Montanya Heirs
Attack Father's Will
By Alleging Fraud
Marquis* Son and Daughter Accuse
Attorney and Housekeeper of
Conspiracy to Win Estate
Charges of fraud and conspiracy in
the contest of heirs to the estate of
the late Marquis James de la Mon
tanya were filed today ln the superior
ourt against Attorney William M.
Madden and Mrs. IJly Croome, who
were the last counselors of the de
cedent, according to the complaint of
the disinherited heirs.
The contestants declare that Mad
den took unfair and oppressive ad
vantage of Montanya"s condition, and,
with the assistance of Mrs. Croome,
who was Montanya's housekeeper,
gained such an ascendancy over the
marquis as to cause him to make a
will creating his $100,000 estate into a
trust, naming Mrs. Croome and Mad
den as trustees and stipulating that
the Income go to Montanya's son and
Green for Wilson;
Tumulty Gets Red
WASHINGTON. Oct. 15.—Fall reno
vation at tho White House threatened
difficulties today. Employes, in set
ting down winter floor covering,
placed a glaring green rug In the
private office of President Wilson,
who is of Scotch descent, and a rug of
bright red hue in the private office of
the president's secretary, Joseph Tu
multy, who is an Irishman.
Visitors at the executive offices
were quick to notice this incongru
ity, and it was suggested that a
change might promote harmony. The
president, however, said that "if Tu
multy can stand it, I can."
Brieux Refuses Job
As Theater Manager
PARIS, Oct. 15.—M. Brieux, the
famous author of "La Robe Rouge"
and "Les Avarices," which is known
ln English as "Damaged Goods," has
declined a flattering offer to succeed
M. Jules Claretle as director of the
"I wish to write dramas of my
own," said Brieux, "not produce the
plays of other men. And I don't
wish to make a host of enemies."
Get Less Than Third
SAN JOSE. Oct. 15.—Bankruptcy
proceedings held here yesterday give
unsecured creditors of Marshall Black,
now serving a term in San Quentln
for embezzling funds from the Palo
Alto Mutual Building and Loan as
sociation, 32 V% cents on the dollar on
the Marshall Black Investment com
pany. There were 60 creditors.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1913.
SUPT. AND $3,000
Cash Vanishes at Same Time
Armitage Head Disappears;
Approximately $3,000 earned by 114
boys of the Armltage orphanage of
San Mateo on their last berry picking
trip to Sebastopol, has disappeared,
together with the superintendent of
the institution, known ln San Mateo
as Kobert Ellis.
Kills and the funds were missed by
the directors of the institution last
Friday and Immediately Mrs. William
G. Hitchcock, treasurer of the or
phanage, and other officials employed
detectives to trace Ellis.
Ellis has been superintendent of
the San Mateo orphanage for the last
two years. He was an able manager
and regarded as trustworthy by the
directors of the asylum, although it
was known to his employers that
Ellis was not his real name.
Several of the women directors of
the orphanage became interested in
Ellis during his employment at the
San Mateo home, and tried In vain to
bring about a reconciliation between
him and his wife, from whom he has
been separated for many months.
The Armitage orphanage will pass
out of existence on October 23, when
Antoine Borel will take over the
ground and buildings. Ellis' service
would have ended on that date.
Caught by Grocer
A tarantula which appears to wear
blue goggles and squeals like a rat
was bagged by Paul Masley, a grocer,
in Minneapolis. The creature now
fills the bottom of a Mason jar, into
which it was shunted with a stick.
Cutting Into a bunch of bananas, Paul
Masley, 16 year old son of the grocer,
and a clerk at the store, heard a
squeak as his knife plunged Into the
fruit. When he pulled out the Wade
the tarantula dropped on the floor,
apparently lifeless. The youth was
about to pick it up fearlessly when
his father warned him. When Mr.
Masley prodded the creature with a
stick it became much alive and
Power Concerns Fight
For Clear Lake Water
An organization known as the Tax
payers' association of Lake county will
appear before the state conservation
commission when the application of
the Yolo Water and Power company
for permission to store permanently
10 additional feet of water ln Clear
lake comes up for hearing tomorrow
morning, and will protest against this
plan. This is one phase of the fight
between the Power and Irrigation
comparfy of Clear Lake, headed by
Charles S. Wheeler, and the Yolo
Water and Power company, headed by
Roy M. Pike, over the use of the water
in this lake. A committee from the
Taxpayers' association arrived at the
Hotel St. Francis yesterday.
INDORSED BY PRESBYTERY
Ministers and laymen constituting
the presbytery of San Francisco unan
imously indorsed yesterday the move
ment to consolidate the Dutch Re
formed and Presbyterian churches of
the United States. It is expected that
action will have a large influence in
determining the stand of other Pres
byterian bodies on the coast. Two
thirds of the presbyteries of the coun
try will have to vote for the consoli
dation before lt can become a law,
after which a joint committee must
be appointed to agree upon a form of
"Real Estate Board Day"
Sees Place Thronged
Officers of the grand lodge of Ma
sons, now in convention in San Fran
cisco, were the guests of the real es
tate board at the California land show
today. The day Is officially designated
as "Real Estate Board" day.
Yesterday the stars of Contra Costa
and Napa counties were in tlie as
cendancy. Contra Costa, the greatest
county for manufacturing, and Napa,
the hub of the wine Industry, ex
ploited their products to the crowds
that visited the tents at Eighth and
The badges of Contra Costa were
prominent ln the throng that filled the
big pavilions. Commissioner John
Birmingham of Contra Costa was chief
host at the beautiful display that had
been made under his supervision.
There was a large delegation from
the city of Richmond, metropolis of
the county, Including' Mayor Otto R.
Ludewlg, Luther D. Dimm, manager
of the Standard Oil refinery, and D. R.
Knowles, Portola commissioner.
One of the Interesting exhibits in
the wonderful show from Napa county
is the display of the Ladies' Silk Cul
ture society of California, which Is
attempting to establish the silk in
dustry in California.
The management of the land show
has closed a contract with the Cali
fornia Motion Picture corporation for
the display of pictures of the show
all over the country. A number of
reels of the different features of the
exhibition will be made and used to
exploit the resources of the state at
other expositions throughout the
Alameda county day has been post
poned to Saturday, October 25. On
this date all of the bay cities will re
ceive visitors to the show.
Cancer Cure, Says
Doctor, Should Be
Given to Hospitals
Suggests That Wealthy Americans
Purchase Radium and Meso
therium for Sufferers
NEW YORK. Oct 15.—"Wealthy
Americans should purchase radium
and mesotherlum and present it to
hospitals for use ln treating- cancer,"
says Dr. Manuel B. Baruch, repre
sentative of the New York State Med
ical society, at a recent medical con
ference In London, who returned on
board the steamer Kaiser Wilheim 11.
"Cancer," he declares, "should be
treated as a contagious disease until
it is proved otherwise, and patients
suffering from it should be isolated
a« they are when suffering from all
other finds of contagious diseases.
"I think there is a great chance
of finding a real cure for cancer in
the near future. At present radium
and mesotherlum, ln conjunction with
operations, have proved the best
means to cure the disease."
CALIFORNIA LAND SHOW
AND HOME INDUSTRY EXHIBITION
San Francisco Real Estate Board Day!
The officers of the Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, are
today the guests of the Real Estate Board.
The Swedish Singing Society of San Francisco under the direction
of Professor Aeztel Philstrom will render a selected programme of
Swedish and American folk songs.
The mpst complete Luther Burbank exhibit. The great county
9CL displays. The beautiful setting of living redwoods.
ADMISSION INCLUDES EVERYTHING. ADULTS 25c t CHILDREN 10c
EIGHTH AND MARKET STREETS
in bunch of
ARE ON DISPLAY
Annual Flower Show Opens
With Fine Exhibition of
Blossoms and Plants
All the aristocrats of the floral
world are to be seen today and for
the next three days at the Fairmont
hotel, where the annual fall flower
show opened today in Norman hall.
Chrysanthemums and orchids lead
the marvels of display, but roses, be
gonias, dahlias and all the other beau
ties which are floraliy fashlonahle and
seasonable Just now are on view as
Wonderful tree ferns, palms, ferns
and other foliage plants furnish a
background for the brilliant blossoms,
but are not overlooked because of the
Private gardens on the estates of
the wealthiest dwellers down tha pe
ninsula or across the bay have sent
of their best, and professional grow
ers and nursery men have worked
together to make this show even bet
ter than the efforts of former years.
New varieties and special features in
the way of adapting the flowers for
decorative purposes will add decided
Interest to the display.
William Munro is manager of the
show, assisted by W. A. HofinghofT
and H. Plath.
Willard M. Sheldon,
Dies of Paralysis
Prominent Irrigationist and Real
Estate Dealer Expires at the
Wlllard M. Sheldon, capitalist and
real estate dealer of San Francisco
and Palo Alto, died at the Press club
last night. Paralysis, from which he
had been suffering for a month, was
the cause of death.
Sheldon was known as one of the
leading irrlgatlonlsts and promoters
ln the state. He was one of the first
Callfornians to engage in rice grow
Besides a widow, he leaves two
sons, Willard H. and Edwin R., and
one daughter, Katheryn. All live at
Left but Few Clews
The only clews to the Identity of the
man whose skeleton was found on
Mount Tamalpais last Sunday are a
fragment of handkerchief bearing the
laundry mark "153 P." an overcoat of
English manufacture and a watch
made in Sydney, Australia. It is be
lieved he was a man of means.
2 TAKE GAS
Marine and Dance Hall Girl
Companion Close to
Hissing gas jets and tightly closed
windows led the police to believe that
ilamuel Hyer, marine from Yerba
Buena island, and May Edgeworth,
dance hall girl, had bound themselves
by a suicide pact when the room at
1051 Kearny street, occupied by the
two, was broken into this morning at
' Both are now at the harbor hos
pital, Hyer dying from the effect of
the gas and the girl also uncon
scious, but with a fighting chance for
Other lodgers in the house smelled
gas, and so the police were called in
to investigate. Smashing the lock
and opening the door, the two were
found unconscious. Electric lights
were burning, but there was no evi
dence that either the sailor or the
dance hall girl had been intoxicated
when they retired.
Railroad War Leads
To Fast Train for
Bay City Limited Will Make Run
From Chico to Sacramento in
Two and a Half Hours
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 15.—The next
move in the traffic war being carried
on between the steam and electric
roads in the Sacramento' valley will i
be made next Monday, when the
Northern Electric and the Oakland,
Antloch and Eastern will put on a
new train called the Bay City limited,
which will make the run from Chico |
to Sacramento in two hours and a j
half, and will continue down to Oak- i
land. The limited will go through j
Marysville and connect with Oroville
and Colusa at transfer points, and
will make a daily round trip from
Chico to Oakland. It is expected that
at least an hour will be cut off the
old running time between these two
Vaudeville Tea to
Be Given by Chapter
"Will you come to our tea? A
glance at our program will assure
you of a pleasant afternoon, and the
memory that you have aided in lifting
a little of this life's sorrows from
shoulders too feeble longer to bear
them will be a cheering one to take
with you on your journey."
So reads the invitation which the
Albert Sidney Johnston chapter of
the Daughters of the Confederacy Is
sending out for the vaudeville tea
which its members are giving on Sat
urday afternoon at the St. Francis
hotel from 2:30 to 6 p. m. for the
benefit of the charity fund of the
In addition to the unusually good
program promised there will be *
sale, at moderate prices, of tea and
cake, fruit punch and home made
The committee in charge is headed
by Mrs. William B. Pilchard as chair
man, and the patronesses are:
Mrs Selden S. Wright, Mm. Phoebe Hearst.
Mrs. A W. Foster. Mrs. J. de Bartb Shorb.
Mr*. Gailllard Stoney, Mrs. Walter D. Mans
fleiii. Mrs. George Theobald, Mrs. Virginia A.
Beede. Mrs. Mark McDonald. Mm. Jane Mar
tel. Mrs. Wendell Hammon. Mrs. Stuart
Aldrlch, Mrs. 1. Lowenberg. Mm. Horace W.
Morgan. Mrs. W. H. Obear. Mrs. William
Waldron. Mrs. Eleanor Martin. Mrs. George
Maynard, Mrs. C. C. Clay, Mrs. John McMul
lln. Mrs. William Craig. Mrs. Louis Aldricb.
Mr*. Frank M. Augell'ftl. Mrs. John Griffin
Johnston, Mrs. J. W. Wright, Mrs. Alexander
MeCrackln, Mrs. W. W. Wyuiore, Mrs. J. C.
Sims. Mrs. E. P. Cole. Mrs. C. H. Holbrook
Jr., Mrs. FYank Kerrigan and Mm. Thomas J.
Probe Oakland $200,000
The executive committee of the Ala
meda County Tax association met in
Oakland yesterday and orders were
given to Thomas Cox, a constructing
engineer, to investigate all depart
ments of the city government which
are concerned with the lack of funds
to complete the municipal auditorium.
Action was taken on the request of
the progress and prosperity commit
tee of Oakland when it was discovered
that there is a shortage of $200,000 in
the sum to have been used to com
plete the auditorium. The foundation
work and piling for the building have
been finished at a cost of $200,000, but
when bids were turned in for the steel
and masonry work It was discovered
that the funds were short.
LOWER BIDS FOR BONDS
All the first bids having been re
cently rejected by the city as too
high, the board of supervisors is now
ln receipt of a second set of pro
posals for lithographing the new
municipal railway bonds. These bids
are lower, ranging from $2,300 to
$1,250. They were referred to the
BURGLAR GETS $111 LOOT
Silverware valued at $111 was
stolen by a porch climber early today
from the home of Mrs. B. Weyl, 115
Given Under the Auspices of the
Wed., Tkura., Fri. aad Saturday
Oct. 15, 16, 17 and 18. 1913.
OPEN ALL DAY AND EVENING
Admission 80 Ceata
"Lord Innis-Ker" Is
On His Way Back to
Deported Lest He Become a Public
Charge, Bogus Nobleman Leaves
With Lone Dime in Change
"Lord Alastair Peveril Innis-Ker" is
on his way. The young man who ar
rived here October 2 from Australia on
the liner Wlllochra, registered himself
at the St. Francis hotel and then had
the beastly misfortune to have them
refuse to honor a check for $50 be
cause his "lordship" had no funds in
the Institution, left here today on the
ship that brought him. Me traveled
as the guest of the Union Steam
ship company and was honored by the
United States government with an es
cort on board of uniformed officers of
the immigration service. He had one
dime when he left.
"Lord Alastair" announced himself
aboard the Willochra as the brother
of the duke of Roxburghe, travel
ing around the world in an effort to
get rid of his income, which he esti
mated at about £180,000 a year.
On the strength of#his lordly sig
nature he was given a warm welcome
at the St. Francis and his pick of
quarters. He had as little trouble ln
cashing his personal check for $50.
The check came back. The young
man, to save himself from prosecu
tion, admitted that his title was a
fake as far as bis right to use it
was concerned and his princely in
come merely a row of imaginary fig
"Lord Alastair" was deported on the
ground that he was likely to become
a public charge.
HUSBAND IN SUIT
CALLS WIFE CRUEL
Complaint Filed in Divorce
Court Contains Long List
of Varied Acts of Abuse
January 15, 1907—Married at San
June, 1912—Struck husband with
knife, cutting his finger to the bone.
November 12,1912 —Threw a heavy
flatiron, which passed through win
December 20, 1912—Struck hus
band in the eye with a clothespin.
April 13, 1913—Called husband
names and struck him with a shoveL
July, 1913—Made wicked threats.
July 6, 1913—Deserted husband.
The summary of the cruelties al
leged to have been practiced upon him
by Mrs. Katherine K. Melrose, as
viewed above, caused James R. Mel
rose to seek solace today in the di
vorce court with the filing of a com
plaint, in which he charges Mrs. Mel
rose with varfed acts of extreme
cruelty. Melrose, who lives at 1824
Twenty-third street, asks the custody
of three children and that his wife be
allowed to keep the youngest child.
Attorney Jesse W". Carter filed the
Senate to Probe All
Kinds of Lobbies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—Resump
tion of the senate lobby investigation
will begin as soon as the currency
bill is reported to the senate for de
bate, It was learned today.
The committee will direct its probe
to the allesreil labor lobby being main
tained in Washington, then the news
paper lobby, the anti-llquor and
liquor lobbies and lobbies of minor
character wilj come in for investi
The committee hopes to get to work
the latter part of this month or early
ln November. A report of the Investi
gation is looked for in January.
Goes Dry Third Time
YREKA. Oct. 13 —For the third
time the fourth supervisorial district
of county voted dry yester
day by a majority of 84. The towns
affected are Fort Jones, Hamburg-
Bar, Scott Bar. Greenvlew, Quartz
Valley, Serad, Happy Camp. The elec
tion was held on a petition of the
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Armed Men Searching Hills
for Bandit Who Looted
Mail Coach Yesterday
Armed posses are searching the
hills between San Francisco and Bur
lingame for the lone bandit who
robbed the mail coach of the San Luis
Obispo local train on the Southern
Pacific at Burlingame yesterday aft
Postal Inspector William Madeira
Is looking for a suspicious stranger
seen at Burlingame by Gateman
James Dobble Just before the train
pulled ln. The man talked to Dobble.
saying he was a printer out of a job.
Dobble lost sight of him when train
23 pulled in. Dobble was standing on
the east side of the tracks and saw
no one enter the mail car. He be
lieves the robber must have jumped
on the train several hundred feet out
of the station.
The suspect seen by Dobbie is de
scribed as 180 pounds, 6 feet 10 Inches,
about 40 years old, wearing a slouch
hat, light gray or brown clothes and
black shoes, the right shoe toecap
being worn and ragged.
Postal Inspector James O'Connell
believes that the bandit did not se
cure more than $100 worth of val
Inspectors and detectives working
on the case are of the opinion that
the robber was formerly a railroad
man, as he displayed great dexterity
ln boarding the train and seemed to
be familiar with the postal clerks'
methods of working.
Detectives Mike Burke, George
Richards and Harry Cook of the local
detective department have been de
tailed to assist the postal authorities
in tracing the bandit.
Mortimer M. Titus and George A.
Scott, the mail clerks who were in
the car when the robber entered,
say they are not positive they would
be able to identify the bandit should
he be captured. They describe the
outlaw as a man 23 years of age, 5
feet 8 inches in height, dressed ln a
dark brown suit, dark slouch hat,
black shoes and socks. The hand
kerchief he wore as a mask was of
blue polka dot material.
The clerks are uncertain where the
bandit left the train. It is known
that he opened the mail car door at
South City and took the mail that was
placed on board at that point. It is
believed that he stayed aboard the
train until it slowed up to enter the
railroad yards at Third and Townsend
Titus and Scott told the postal in
spectors that the bandit threatened
them with death if they removed he
mall bags which he ordered them to
place over their heads.
Is "Right Perplexed"
By Tariff Provision
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—The provi
sion of the new tariff bill allowing
each employe of the cigar manufac
turers 21 cigars per week free from
Internal tax is "right perplexing" to
a Montana man, who fears that lt will
ruin his health.
"I am considerable of a smoker," he
wrote to the treasury department, "but
lt looks as though Uncle Sam was go
ing to ruin my health with this new
tariff bill. Have I got to smoke the
21 cigars, or can .1 go on as usual.
Please write, for I am right perplexed."
WOMAN'S PURSE IS STOLEN
Marie Silver. 2211 Mission street, a
seamstress, complained to the Mission
police station today that a man
knocked her purse out of her hand
while she was standing at Eighteenth
and Guerrero streets this morninsr.
Miss Silva says the purse con
TURN VEREIN TO GIVE SHOW
The San Francisco Turn verein will
give a minstrel show and musical
comedy ln its hall, 2460 Sutter street,
tomorrow night. The receipts from
the performance will be used in enter
taining visiting members of the order
during the exposition.