Tragedy Occurs in Corridor
of Market Street
never divorced hie wife, as h* prom
ised. She is away from here, but
they are not divorced.
OIIT JOB TO MARRY HIM
"Up until a year ago I was a mil
liner. I quit my work because, he
said he never would marry a work
At the central emergency they lifted
Van Baalen up to where his heavy
eyes could see Miss Alexander led in
to the cot, between two big officers.
"Yes. that's the woman!" he gasped.
"Take her away! She's craay! J
don't want to see her!"
And he tossed and moaned until the
girl in blue was led away, while he
'Don't arrest her; don't prosecute
TRAGEDY LIKE KXPLOSIOX
Out ef the shady, cool corridor of
as Miss San
the Chronicle building the tragedy
Jumped like an explosion, making a
madhouse of the usual businesslike
Office men adjoining tint earridor
■which the pair had entered heard the
first intimation of the impending trag
edy through closed doors.
Who is that woman?" demanded
Through the walls of the offices he
was heard mumbling in reply.
Then a shot came.
Startled office men and girls ran for
Another shot and Van Baalen fe|l in
a heap, just at the corner of the ele
When he fell Van Baalen said;
"Don't, don't," and that was a.ll hut
CORRIDORS ARE FILLED
By this time the corridors leading
from the main corridors were full of
"Don't shoot him any more," begged
several men. who were afraid to ap*
proach the young worrr&n.
She bent over htm and fired three
shots into his limp body, one shot
missing its mark.
She snapped the revolver several
times after it was emptied.
Then she leaned back against a nar
by office door and put her hand across
her face, as if tired.
She never shed a tear nor seemed a
Her gun arm dropped limply. Then
the men who had been standing look
ing on, with mouths agape, ran and
They took her into the offloe of
Fred W. McNulty. across the hall
Xrom that of Van Baalen.
Then the officers came.
They took Miss Alexander, almost
carried her, she was so weak, into the
office of the man she had shot.
They sat her down at the table
where Van Baalen was sitting when
Miss Alexander appeared.
McNulty was sitting in his office
not Id feet from the scene when the
tragedy occurred. ■ His office fronts
that occupied by Van Baalen. Miss
Alexander leaned up against the
opaque glass door ef McNulty's pri
vate office after she emptied her re
"If I had only acted, I might have
saved that poor fellow,'* McNulty
"I heard words, then a shot. I did
not know what was going on, after
the second shot was fired. There was
so much difference in the sound made
by the first and second shots, I was
positive there were two guns at work.
T heard the groans after the second
WOMAN SAID NOT A WORD
"The woman never said a word.
Then she backed up against my door.
I saw the form against the pane. 1
opened it. She was surrounded then.
She never said a word until she sat
down. She Just wanted to be left
alone. She was limp.
"I would say she has been very
sick. There was no color ia her face.
Her hands were bloodless. There
■vv-ap not a tear stain on her cheeks.
She was pretty tired when the officers
came, and they led her across the hall
to Van Baalen's office."
Miss Alexander's mother was seen
at the Landseer apartments this aft
ernoon. She had net beard of the
"No, Leah ia not here," she replied
in answer to a question, in a calm,
"We just moved here yesterday.
Our trunks have not arrived- We
have not got straightened areund yet.
"Leah was not feeling welt today.
She was feverish. She has gone out
for a walk.
"Won't you come la and sit dew»r
I'm sure she will be home soon."
Traffic Officer H. W. Levy rushed t*
the scene from his station at Third
and Market streets. Oa the third floor
Levy found Van Baalen lying pros
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and aouHekeeping. IT up.
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GAME AND RACES TO
BOOST FOR PORTOLA
la boajr league atyla, the prelimi
nary t© the Portola festival opened
this afternoon when the Oaks 'and
Seals went through antics like true
vaudevilllans, a.nd Mayor Rolph
pitched a silver baseball to Mayor
Mott of Oakland, and the -big Portola
benefit baseball game was opened, all
of which was preceded by a big pa
rad cup Market street to Recreation
Miss San Francisco led the prooes
trate, and bleeding profusely In the
corridor in front of his office.
"I asked htm, Who shot you?' " said
" 'The woman,' he replied.
"I looked in the office and found
Miss Alexander, seated in a chair,
bent over and crying hysterically.
The revolver, all chambers empty, ly
ing on the floor near Van Baalen's
Among the witnesses to the shoot
ing were G. Blbbero, 326 Chronicle
building; J. Sanders, 1«?2 Geary
street, and Karl M. Anderson, a re
J. Landers, 6332 Geary street, had
Just left the elevator when the first
shot was fired.
"I looked around to see where the
report came from," he Bald. ' "Then
the second shet came. I saw her then.
The man tottered forward and fell,
groaning. She took another step for
ward into a little recess of a door.
The revolver snapped rapidly and it
was all over before I could move.
"After the last shot she backed up
against the door and put her hand
over her face as though she were go
ing to faint. She did not make any
resistance when some men ran up and
SPECTATORS DODGE POLICE
Several men who are reported to
have stood in the earridor as specta
tors after the first shot was fired and
the office on the floor were emptied
of excited workers, did not come for
ward with statements concerning the
shooting when the police were look
ing for witnesses.
Two Pretty Sisters
Elope, Both Are Wed
Miss Elm Teache and Miss Ebbe
Teache, pretty staters of Alameda,
aged 20 and }8 respectively, figured
in a double elopement to Redwood
City yesterday. Elm became the bride
of Oscar Werner, aged 87, an engineer
of 307 North First street, San Jose,
and her younger sister was married
to Jacob L Hakala, aged 28, a mari
ner, giving the same San Jose address.
SLAYER IS CONVICTED
SACRAMENTO. Oct. 18—8 am Raber
was found guilty of murder In the
first degree for slaying Cherry de St.
Maurice, a woman of the tenderloin.
Sentence will be pronounced Monday.
The Jury was out 35 minutes. The
trials of Raber's alleged accomplices
will follow immediately.
Given Under the Auspices of the
WedU. Tknn,, Fvi. aad Saturday
Oct 15, 16. 17 and 11 1913.
OPKN AU DAY AXD EVENING
Manias,ton) as Ceata
Best Bargain in Richmond
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WENHAM & PAUL
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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1913.
sion. Mounted on a dashing horse,
and swinging a baton with festive
swing. Miss Ethel de Rocs as Miss
San Francjsco, swung out the parade
from the Palace hotel at 1 o'oloek-
Dainty San Francisco misses as
mounted heralds followed her, with
Miss Louise Graul as their leader.
Vaunting cowboys, running wild as
if it were a prairie parade and doing
stunts, adding to the smashing color
of the scene. The automobile parade
was made up of many of the city's
celebrities, and mustc was furnished
by a large band from the Musicians'
Local No. 6, A. F. of M
At Recreation par. Judge Graham
acted as master of ceremonies. Mayer
Rolph started things by shooting the
silver pill te Mayor Mott. who mltted
it with the avidity of Big Chief Mey
ers. It was a baseball nltgreed with
silver, and it will be auctioned off at
the end of the game.
Then started the leaguers. Thay
showed off Just as If they wers In a
big series. A special schedule of
"vaudeville" was run off by them. In
the way of feature plays. Individual
and team work. After a riot of fun
the game finally started.
Society was on hand, selling flowers
to add to the Portola funds. Among
the fair venders of blossoms were: Mrs.
Dent H- Robert, Mrs. Wallace Bert
half, Mrs. E. C Greenfield. Mrs. Oscar
Chopin, Mrs. Charles a Young. Mrs.
McClue Kelly, Mrs. 8. Brady, Mrs W.
A. Drennan, Miss Mildred Lomax, Miss
Aileen Code, Miss Helen Hamilton and
Miss Elsie Booth.
BIRTHDAY OF FR. SERRA
MADE LEGAL HOLIDAY
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 18.—Governor
Johnson has proclaimed November 14
a legal holiday in commemoration ef
the two hundredth anniversary of the
birth of Junipero Serra, the Francis
can father who led modern civilisa
tion into California.
Generpus Qffer of a Free Book
to All Deaf People Who
Wish to Hear
rejoice with all
BH jEt« their hearts over
■ 1 the new treat-
It .fcajtC V*A m merit tor Deafness
sS'-SMHs*.~#j4B t ' lut restoring
ho ught hopeless.
IMS (IV mPWjmf In order that
every ope may
UM.'QEP* mU learn ef this treat
■r £f Jr ,nenl —t>V all odds
OBe tne befct
_ VVjf»ar yet known for
finder of this auc-
Q# &m cessful new meth-
JSim od has written a
and helpful book
which he will send absolutely free of
charge to any person who suffers
from Deafness. It shows In the
plainest manner the causes of Deaf
ness and Head Noises, and points out
the way to regain clear and dlstlflct
hearing. Careful drawing* ef the ear
and Its complicated passages, made
by the best artists. Illustrate the
Deafness Specialist Sproule, author
of this desirable work, has for th
years been making a thorough inves
tigation of Deafness and Head
Noises, and his successful new treat
ment for Deafness is the reward of
all his patient study. Now he wishes
every one who suffers from Deafness
in any degree to learn how setence
can conquer this cruel affliction.
I*»*t oestect jwof deafee—, say tensor.
Bend for thin book today, and leers bow
heerta* w beta* re»te*ed quickly- and perma
nently. Many who once believed thetr Deaf,
ness Incurable hare already gained perfect
bearing by foJtewlßsr the ad r lee green in He
(."»*'■» Write y««r aanw and address en the
(lotted lines, cut out the free book coupon.
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IN BIG MINE
Many Bodies Recovered Near
Surface, but Gas Prevents
BERLIN, Oct 18. —Scores of miners
were killed In an explosion of fire
damp In a coal mine at Glelwltx to
Heavy gases emitted from the
mouth of .the mlus retarded the work
of rescue Until ths rescuers enter
the mine and explore the tuner work
ings the total of casualties will not
be known. Several bodies near ths
surface already have besn recovered,
luminated by Incandescent© strung
through the trees.
The performance was directed by
Miss Clara Stafford of San Francisco
and Miss Alice Anderson of the col
lege. The difficult male roles were
assumed by Miss Marie Roberts, Mary
Cartmlll and Lillian Gregory.
Mme. Alda, Beauty
Of Opera Troupe, in
Concert October 26
Mme. Frances Alda, the youngest of
the prima donnas of the Metropolitan
Opera company, will appear In con
cert before the music lovers of San
Francisco the afternoon of October 81
at the Scottish Rite auditorium.
Mme. Alda follows KmlUo de Go
gorsa on Manager Greenbaura's pro
gram of musical pleasures fur ths
elite of the bay cities.
The famous Spanish barytone will
give for his farewell program
Tuesday night at the Scottish Rite
auditorium a varied lot of charming
bits from the operas and recent com
positions of the masters that will
show his wonderful versatility and
Noted Singers Appear
The management of the Western
Metropolitan opera company an
nounces a novelty for tomorrow night,
when Penny Anitua and L>ulgi Mon
t&santo will appear in the roles of
the cigarette gir| and the toreador in
Biset'a greatest opera, "Carmen."
The Del Monte Water Supply Is Pure
—and always has been
In view of the fact that certain statements have been made lately by local papers and
by individuals derogatory to the character and purity of the water supply at the Hotel
Del Monte, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel and the Presidio of Monterey, the owners
of the Water Company supplying these places deem it wise, in justice to themselves, to
publish the following statements:
First—That the Monterey County Water Works Company supplies the complete sys
tem and all distributing pipes in the above places.
Second—That at request of this company an inspection of the source of supply and
distribution thereof has been carefully made, with results shown in the following author
Monterey, CaJ., October 2,1913.
"We, the undersigned practicing physicians of Monterey and Pacific Grove, hereby
certify over our respective signatures, that we personally and collectively did on the 21st
day of September, 1913, procure samples of the water furnished the residents of this penin
sula by THE MONTEREY COUNTY WATER WORKS, from the hereinafter men
"One-eighth of a mile above the intake, at the Dam. From a faucet in Carmel. From
both the large and small Reservoirs, and from several faucets in and around the different
TENNIS COURTS at DEL MONTE. Also from faucets on the GOLF COURSE.
"We find the condition at all of the above mentioned places in perfect sanitary con
dition, And it is our opinion that the MONTEREY PENINSULA now has, and always
has had* the very best of water, and that the condition in and about the fountain head
can not be improved.
"We also wish to state that there have been NO CASES OF TYPHOID ON THIS
PENINSULA during any of the months of the year 1913."
Acknowledged before Notaries (Signed) M. McAULAY,
Public Chas. T. Norton and Geo. LORNE B. GRAHAM,
S. Gould Jr., on the 3d day of W. V. GRIMES, President Board of
October, 1913. Health, City Of Pacific Grove, Cal.
W. L. TfiABY.
REPORT FROM CURTIS & TOMPKINS
Analytical, Industrial and Consulting Chemists
San Francisco, Cal, October 9, 1913.
TO THE MONTEREY COUNTY WATER WORKS:
The nine samples of water (herein described) drawn in the presence of Dr. Teaby.
Dr. McAulay, Dr. Graham, Dr. Grimes, H. R. Warner and C. S. Olmsted, and submitted
by you September 22, 1913, for Bacteriological Examination, have been examined with the
DESCRIPTION OF SAMPLES
TEST No. 21,143—Water taken from stand pipe at tennis court near lake in Del
TEST No. 21,141 —Water taken from stand pipe near tennis court opposite front of
Hotel Del Monte.
TEST No. 21,145—-Water taken from stand pipe on which drinking fountain is con
nected near clubhouse at Del Monte Golf Links.
TEST No. 21,146—Water taken at CarmekDam. Conditions: Gravel bottom, rock sides,
no vegetation, no dwellings near.
TEST No. 21,147—Water taken from the margin of Clay Pits Reservoir.
TEST No. 21,148—Water taken from center of Clay Pits Reservoir.
TEST No. 21,149—Water taken from Carmel River about 100 yards above the dam.
TEST No. 21,150 —Water taken from Pacific Grove Reservoir, near gate house.
TEST No. 21,151—Water taken from tap in school yard at Carmel-by-the-Sea, pumped
from the Carmel River.
RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS
All these samples furnished normal results, with reasonable counts and no evidence
of B. Colt, indicating a satisfactory condition and the absence of intestinal bacteria due
Interpreted, the foregoing indications are that theae waters were free from
contamination and entirely safe for domestic consumption,
(Signed) CURTIS * TOMPKINS.
Respectfully submitted, By P. W. TOMPKINS.
THE MONTEREY COUNTY WATER WORKS,
By A. D, SHEPARD. General Manager.
I I II
Burlingame Lodge to
Observe Birthday by
Peninsula Masons Prepare to Assist
in Celebration of Fifth
Burllngame lodge No. 40, F. and A.
M.. will celebrate Its fifth anniver
sary next Saturday at the Masonic
temple. Burllngame. with all of the
peninsula lodges participating. The
ceremonies will commence at t o'clock
In the afternoon, and the third degree
will be exemplified five times, four
past masters and the present master
of the lodge each raising a candidate
The officers are: »
Geerxe A. BeeN, wonbipfol water; Free"
T. Colby, sealer warden; W. Stnsg Jr., Junior
warden; L A, Cavalier, Msler eeaera; Lstbe*
Pennlman, Junior deacon; Dr. A I. Bolton,
senior "toward; Bey Van Schaick, Junior stew,
ard; Frank Marshall, treasurer; WlMtam J.
Kldd, secretary; Also Hanacom, tyler; Be*. EX
8. Lytle, chaplain.
IT FLOWER SHOW
Cut flowers, arranged in hampers,
will be the special feature to be
judged at the (all flower show today,
and this afternoon a distinguished
company will gather in the Norman
hall of the Fairmont hotel. to watch
the Judging by the duchesae de Riche
lieu, Mm*. Emma Barnes de Gogorsa
and Mrs. George H. Mendell Jr.
This Is the closing day of the show,
and many who have postponed their
visits to the wonderful display of
flowers are thronging the scented
aisles among the blossoms and the
foliage plants. • A number of new
features have been added for today,
particularly in the chrysanthemum
The bridal bouquets which were
Judged yesterday were marvels of
beauty and Originality, the winning
bouquet being of lilies of the valley,
white spray orchids and tulle, de
signed by A, F. kundbsrg. This was
awarded unanimously by the judges.
Mrs. Robert Spain Wodward, Mrs. B.
Gregg Holt and Mies Mary Bates.
Senate Passes Clapp
Campaign Coin Bill
WASHINGTON. Oct. 16.—The senate
today passed the Olapp campaign con
tribution bill, which prohibits sending
money from one stats to another to
aid in the election or defeat of candi
dates for president, viae president and
members of congress.
U.C. GIRLS LAUD
S.F. CITY POISON
Class in Sociology Inspects
•Women's Department and
After spending two hours on an In
spection trip through ths city prison
yesterday afternoon, members of a
class of sociology at the University of
California declared that.' In their
opinion, the San Francisco Jail Is con
ducted in the finest possible manner
and that great credit ta due lieuten
ant Thomaa L. Teb|n tor ths carrying
out of his humane policies.
Fifteen students made up the party.
The fair coeds were enthusiastic rel
ative to the conditions maintained on
the women's side of the prison. The
msn students were equally emphatic
in their praise of the work being car
ried on on ths meb'e aide.
14 en tenant Tobin, through Chief
White, invited the class for the in
spection tour last week, when he
learned that Pr. Jessica Pelxotto.
head of the body, had planned a tour
Of Inspection of the penal institutions
of the State, Last week the elaaa
went In a body to San Quentin prison
to study conditions.
Among the young women who vis
ited the city prison yesterday were
Ethel Berlin. Lorena Dowell. Margaret
Weeks, Claudia Maaaie and Ethel
GEARY STREET ROAD NETS
$148,310.25 IN 9 MONTHS
Sines December 28. when the road
began operation, vntll the beginning
of this month ths Qeary Street Mu
nicipal railway has taken in a total
of $2M.stt.7S. according to the offi
cial statement of the bookkeeping
department of the hoard of works.
The expenditures for that period
pere 1156.669.47, leaving an excess of
receipts over expenditure* of *148.
HOTEL DEL MONTE TEST
SHOWS WATfcR IS PURE
An analytical examination at the
water supplied to Hotel del Monte has
proved that the supply Is pure and
that from January l to October 3.
when about 10,000 people were served
dally with this water supply, not a
single oase of typhoid was reported
from the Monterey peninsula During
the last 30 years no-typhoid or any
ether enteric disease has been known
to originate at Del Monte.
Police Chief White
Lifts Beach Lid
For Portola Week
Can Dance Until 2 a.m. Every Day
and All Night on Closing
Chief of Police White will grant
permission next Monday to the beach
resorts to dance until 2 o'clock In the
morning during the Portola festival,
and all night next Saturday, the last
night of Portola. Although giving
this extra hour to them as the result
of power delegated him yesterday by
the police commission. Chief White
said this must not interfere with the
2 o'clock dosing law regarding the
sale of liquor. The uptown tender
loin and 'the Barbary coast are not
included in this special privilege.
RAILS; MOB GUARD
CALUMET, Mich., Oct. 18.—Copper
miners dynamited the Keweena Cen
tral railroad tracks today at Copper
City just in front of a train carrying
detectives op their way to guard mine
property at Mohawk. Four hundred
strikers attacked the train, stoning
cars and causing considerable damage.
Troops rushed to the scene succeeded
in restoring order.
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