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California Homes - "J VOLUME 114.—N0. 146 DICTAPHONE ENTRAPS TAMMANY PROMISED SULZER AID FOR PARDON Sing Sing Prisoner, Formerly State Senator, Said He Would Swing Votes if Released NEW YORK. Nov. I.—Detective Burns made public today the con tents of the '"black book" containing the dictaphone record of an Inter view at Sing Sing prison in which former State Senator Stephen J. Stillwell, serving time for bribery, told John A. Hennessy and a lawyer representing Sulzer that he would swing six votes in the high court of impeachment before which Sulzer was tried, in favor of thfi defendant, in exchange for a pardon. Stillwell in the conversation, not knowing that a stenographer was copying it at the other end of a dic kapbone, charged: \ That he aaw a man hand I Krawley mo»rj. f That certain senator* took fTi.OOO annually from the brewery interest. Thai I raw lev aafc*d Sio.ooo to kill a certain hill. That Tfioma» O'Neal, a Tam many man. paid 912.000 for the nomination for registrar, turning the money over t« James E. GaflT , ney, a friend of Murphy. That Senator Wagner, presi dent of tbe annate, transmitted order* In the num.- of "the boaa." Supervisors Balked in Effort to Get Water, Employ Divining Rod "Mysterious June" Gets Contract to Dig Well on Site Where Wil low Reed Gave Sign Falling to obtain a smpply of water for the San Mateo county farm through all ordinary means the su pervisors of San Mateo have turned to the supernatural. "Mysterious June." an aged water expert, offered to find a supply with the help of a divining rod. Skeptical but hopeful the supervisors accom panied the old man to the farm. With a thick willow twig in either hand June walked slowly about the prem ises until the twig began to bob slow ly up and down. •There's water here, and I guaran tee to develop a flow of 10,000 gallons a day," he said. The supervisors told him to go Own Your Own Home Stop Paying Rent Dkl you ever stop to realize that the money you are now paying to the landlord each month could be buying your own home? And do you realize that today there are many beautiful, cozy homes that can be bought on very easy terms? It is worth while for you to investigate. As a suggestion to you four select, cozy homes are offered below especially chosen by four of the leading realty firms of this city: AY IDEAL HOME—so,soo —Term? $1,500 rash, balance $50 per month. Located in 12th Ay., in the beautiful Richmond Heights. An Ideal 2 story residence, with sleeping porch, garage, etc. Investigate this bargain. HAHI\R VIKW HESII)E\< E $1,000 cash, balance monthly. In a restricted residence park. Two stories. 8 rooms, bath and shower: hardwood finish. Separate garage. l>arge view room. VA\ vIEXT*» I.IKK RENT —New modern residences in choicest location in Sunset District. $3,000 to $5,500. Easy terms. Do not fail to see them before buying. lllHl lin i. HOME I3T LAKE 5T.—53,500 cash will buy a beautiful home of 7 rooms and bath, containing sleeping porch and garage. This home .mist be sold. For full particulars of the above and for other good buys turn to the CLASSIFIED CITY REAL ESTATE columns in TODAY'S CALL. For choice properties outside of San Francisco see the CLASSIFIED COUNTRY REAL ESTATE COLUMNS THE San Francisco CALL SHE FOUGHT THIEF FIFTEEN MINUTES, BUT HE GOT AWAY Mrs. L. M. Culver, heroine of night battle with burglar, who escaped after desperate struggle with woman. However, Plucky Woman Saved Many Valuables Even Burglar Did Succeed in Securing Costly Jewelry, Startled by a burglar when she re ! turned home from shopping yesterday i evening in her apartments at the 1 Mount Washington, I+©l Jones street, Mrs. L. M. Culver, wife of a prominent real est<ie man and mother of Miss Laefte Culver, a popular favorite of the Alcazar theater stock company, tusseled with the intruder for nearly 15 minutes before help ai rived. The man is described as being not more than 20 years of age, short and of light complexion. Mrs. Culver hung on desperately to the lapels of his coat while they battled around the darkened room. ♦♦MOTHER DEAR, LET ME tiO" All that he would say waa: TWE\TY-TWO PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1913—PAGES 12~~ "Now, mother dear, you must let me go." The intrduer gained entrance into i the apartment through a window from a fire escape in the rear. He immediately pulled all the switches in the house and lit a small gas Jet. When Mrs. Culver entered the room the man was busy ransacking some | valuable papers in a closet. He did I not hear her entry until she reached j the room in which he was in. f When confronted by Mrs. Culver he Immediately arose and said: "I must be going." Mrs. Culver began to scream and held to his coat. Then followed the battle around the room. THIEF'S RUSH FOR LIBERTY After disengaging himself from the woman's clutches he dashed madly into the hall, followed by the plucky woman. He ran up the steps to the floor above and making his way to the fire escape climbed down the steel ladder to the street. Mrs. Culver's screams attracted the neighbors in adjoining apartments. Edwin Egbert, naval architect at the Union Iron works, was among those who went to her help. He followed the burglar down the fire escape, but was halted by the man with a re volver and unable to go farther. The burglar secured a pearl valued at $375 and a watch valued at $50. Millionaire's Son in Stolen Auto Caught After Wild Joy Ride Youth Leads Police at 65 Mile Clip Through Los Angeles Down town Streets LO SANGELES. Nov. I.— In a thrill ing auto race, accompanied by pistol shots and exploding tires. Rector I Bearle, 17 year old son of a million- I aire Nebraska family, was captured by the police today on a chaise of stealing the motor car in which he made a «D mile an hour ride through the downtown district. Bearle is a student at a local school. "i saw the machine and jtutf couldn't resist the impulse to take it," he aa>i din ju.il Window Thief Is Again at Work DIPLOMATS RUSH TO CONFER OR JOY! DRY SPELL IS ENDED Soaking Rains Bring Delight to Farmers of Great Valleys SACRAMENTO, Nov. I.—The long est dry spell In the history of the Sacremento valley, according to the local weather bureau, was broken to day by a soaking rain, which is heart ily welcomed by the ranchers of the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. Up to 10:30 o'clock .35 of an inch had fallen, and the indications are that a steady downpour will keep up until night. Reports from northern Cali fornia points at 10 o'clock were: Redding—Heavy storms raging in Sacramento canyon. Maryaville—Steady precipitation since midnight last night. Auburn—Raining steadily all night; indications for heavy downpour. Willows—Showers all night: heavy rains today. Lodi—Liight showers, indications for good rain. Red Bluff —Steady rain falling since midnight. Woodland—Raining steadily; crops greatly benefited. Graaa Valley—Light showers; heavy downpour forecasted. Chico —L-lght showers this morning; indications of good rain. Colusa —Rained steadily all night. Davis —Heavy precipitation all night and day. 1 Killed, 6 Hurt In Indianapolis Streetcar Strike Halloween Revelers Join in Riot That Follows Walkout of Motor men and Conductors INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. I.—One man was killed and six injured here today in rioting which followed the walk out of streetcar motormen and con ductors on the city lines and inter urban cars of eastern Indianapolis. The strike became effective at mid night, when thousands of halloween revelers thronged the downtown streets. There were disturbances In many sections of the city, and the entire police force of Indianapolis was kept on duty until after daylight. An hour after the strike was declared effective rioting began in the neighborhood of several carbarns. Halloween observ ers, hiding their identities under masks and face paint, Joined in the general righting. Fifty arrests, were made during the night. Firemen Buried Under Blazing Timbers When Oakland Roof Falls .A burning roof collapsing under their weight, Firemen Paul ICipke and James Quinn of engine No. 2 of the Oakland department were burled be neath a mass of burning timbers at Fourth and Brush streets early this morning and received severe burns and injuries. Only the prompt action of fellow firemen prevented their cre mation. Klpke received bruises and lacera tions about the face and body, a cut shoulder and he was badly burned. Quinn received minor bruises and cuts. Life Insurance Agent Jailed as Defaulter Clarence W. Pease, an agent of the Reliance Life Insurance company of Pittsburg, was arrested early this morning on a warrant sworn to by A. S. Carpenter, Pacific coast manager for the company, that he ia short $1,000 in his accounts. When ar rested at 21fi Eddy street he admitted that be was short about $700, YearnsforPoetry, Steals Books to Enrich Mind 46 ■«tttHO steals my purse VV steals trash," said Shakespeare in "Othello," but he hardly meant by that to encourage stealing classic lit erature from department stores. But Waite St. John, who was arrested this morn ing for this offense, believes, with Sir Edwin Dyer, that "my minde to me a kingdom is," and so he decided to en rich it. At least, the police think so, although they did not recognize the leather bound collections of poetry as being among the six best sellers. SMITH SHY OF TEVIS' OFFER Promoter Trying to Trade Rusty Knife for Good One, Says Louis Bennett Louts Bennett, personal representa tive of P. M. Smith, made the follow ing statement today regarding the Smlth-Tevis-Hanford negotiations for the saie of the (Jolted Properties coiu pa ny: "The offer either to buy or sell made by Tevis and Hanford is a play to the gallery of Mr. Smith's cred itors, with their minor interests in the United Properties company. Hanford and Tevis are, of course, anxious for Mr. Smith t > Imv then out. "It is the schoolboy's game of trad ing .lack knives unseen, with Hanford and Tevis holding an old rusty jack knife and willing to trade for Mr. Smith's good one. The creditors of Mr. Smith should not be misled by the statements of Hanford, Tevis or McN'ab in this matter. Hanford made an offer to Mr. Smith to take over the United Properties and give Mr. Smith $1,000,000 In cash, and was a very good proposition for Hanford. "Now he caps the climax by offering to reverse the deal and accept $1,000, --000 from Mr. Smith. Of course, Mr. Hanford can not lose either one way or the other. ".Mr. Smith feels keenly his respon sibility to his creditors and will do the right thing in the matter of his Indebtedness; but Tevis Is not so con cerned about any one except himself, as shown by his action in trying to have Mr. Smith declared a bankrupt." Second Dividend for Defunct Trust Company A second percentage dividend for the benefit of the depositors of the defunct California Safe Deposit and Trust company was ordered today by JudKe Seawell on the motion of Re ceiver Frank J. Symmes for the bank. Symrnes told the court that with the payment of 3\b per cent on the $9, --300.000 worth of deposits that he holds cash in the hands of the bank's re ceiver will have been disbursed and that there will be nothing left but assets, which at the present time can not be converted Into cash. Judge Seawell is giving the deposit ors the option of accepting the West ern Pacific railway bonds the bank holds in lieu of cash payment of the dividend. Those who wish to take the bonds can do so at the valuation of $10 each. The bank holds $39,000 worth, and they will be distributed among the depositors as far as they will go. 21 Lives Lost in Sinking of Steamer CARTEGENA. Spain. Nov. I.—A wiasless message today from Estacio lighthouse states that a Spanish steamer has foundered in the Med iterranean and 21 lives were lost. JEWELRY IS BURGLARS LOOT Plate Glass Broken by Mys-j terious Man, Who Steals Lockets and Watches Shattering a large plate glass win dow at the Macey Jewelry company store at 904 Market street, a man supposed to the the "window break ing burglar," who has attempted the same feat at Radke's Jewelry store and other places, made a rich haul early this morning, securing Jewelry valued at $1,680. The burglar alarm rang loudly at police headquarters, but by the time two detectives arrived at the store the burglar had escaped with his loot. The stolen property consisted of rings, lockets and ladies' watches. Sick Man Gets Out Of Bed and Drives Off With Hearse Halloween Party Thought They'd Scare Hin£ but He Had the Laugh on Them • Hugh McLoughlin, owner of the Magnolia Springs in northern Cali fornia, was suffering from a severe attack of la grippe at his home in San Mateo yesterday. "It's halloween. let's go and call on him," suggested Frank Grummon. "Has anybody got a car?" George Sneider, an undertaker, volunteered to furnish a hearse. The crowd piled in. McLoughlin espied Sneider, the hearse and pallbearers through a window. die arose and dressed. The funeral party was in vited in. While his friends waited in the parlor McLoughlin slipped out the back door and drove off with the hearse. He was a well man. Life Too Slow for D'Annunzio; Plans For Novel Suicide Italian Poet Proposes to Startle the World by Reducing Self to Dust Two Years Hence PARIS, Nov. I.—Gabriel d'Annun zio. the well known Italian poet, be cause he can not endure any life that is not one of most violent and intense emotions, has carefully prepared for suicide in two years' time. The form of self-destruction is unique, for no vestige of his body will remain. He says the whole world will long talk of his death as the most remarkable suicide on rec ord. The poet speaks of his intention constantly and with the utmost seri ousness. All his friends believe he will do as he says. D'Annunzlo says he will finish two more works and then reduce himself to dust. Wife Says Husband Made Her Conduct Blind Pig in Home In Suit for Divorce She Also Com plains That He Broke Dishes and Threw Food on Floor Arthur C. Daly, a real estate sales man, compelled his wife to conduct a "blind pis" in their home, according to one of the complaints in a suit for divorce filed today by Mrs. Edythe M. Daly. The wife also charges that Daly harrowed her feelings by breaking the dishes and other fragile table ware, tnrew the food on the floor and start ed other domestic earthquakes. She asks $100 a month for '■•"tport of herself and club*- - lily Poumed -1856 MfclCE TWO CENTS Papagos and Pimas Want to Fight Mexicans LOS A7TGEI.ES. ?lov. I.— Papaajn and Pima Indiana, roused by autrages against American*, are anxious to don war paint and invade Mexico, according; to a dlapateh to In dian service headquarter* here. Chief Kahotium. aged 102, a aoted warrior, and 100 braves made the request to Superin tendent Saeatou on the reserva tion. The aoperlntendent waa un able to make them understand why the "White Father did not waat them to light hla enemies of 50 years ago, when Mexican Indiana raided the Arizona tribes. POWER SAYS HE SHOT TO SAVE SELF Attorney Pleads That Quinton Made Motion to Draw a Pistol Attorney Tom Power, who shot and killed his former friend, Deputy Coroner Charles Quinton, at Center ville last night, declared this morn -1 ing that he shot in self-defense. "He made a motion toward his hip ias If to draw a gun." said Power this morning in the Alameda county jail. i "Otherwise I never would have shot him." Quinton, who was a Centerville un dertaker, was named by Powers in the divorce suit he filed against Mrs. Powers, and a bitter feud had grown up between the two men. Last night Quinton came into Ed Roderick's sa f loon at Centerville and there made the statement that he had returned to town from San Francisco to "get Powers." I'RKXt'H ROTWf POWERS Friends of Powers dropped out of the saloon quietly and went to notify him at the Irvington hotel, but Pow ers came into the saloon without any apparent alarm at tile alleged threats of Quinton. After the shooting he gave hiß revolver to a bystander and requested that Deputy Sheriff Sam Vandervoort be sent for. Quinton's body lay in the road at the door of the saloon for hours, just as he fell. Quinton was a deputy coroner, the person authorized to move a corpse in such cases, and the only other authorized person waa Coroner Tisdale In Oakland, 30 miles away. MRS. POWERS MAKES STATEMENT "I did not know there was any ill feeling between the two men," said Mrs. Powers this morning:, although in the return divorce complaint she filed against her husband several months ago she stated that his link ing of her name with Quinton's was one of his acts of cruelty. Last night she declared that she was afraid Powers would shoot her, saying that she had not gone on the streets since early in September with out being accompanied by friends for fear he would do something violent. "She knows better than to think I would kill her," retorted Powers when told of the statement this morning. POWERS SHOWS \0 AGITATION Just as calm as he was last night immediately after the shooting, Pow ers talked quietly this morning of his deed and the reasons for it. If he was at all agitated last night, he showed no outward sign of it, for he went to sleep as soon as he had been established in , a cell, and slum bered peacefully until the jailers woke him up for breakfast this morning. Powers is one of the most promi nent politicians in Alameda county, and was formerly justice of the peace Continued ou Page 2, Column 4 j EUROPEAN ENVOYS IGNORE German and Russian Ambas sadors Meet Huerta's Com mander; Troops on Guard to Prevent Outbreak VERA. CRUZ, Nov. 3~—With troops massed In the govern mrrrt bar racks to prevent any outbreak, diplo matic conferences are now going en that are to have, a marked effect en the future ef Mexico. The conferences are surrounded with the utmost secrecy. The German and Russian ministers arrived here late yesterday. That the important plana are under way is indicated by the fact that they consulted with General Maas, the mil itary commander, before they notified I.md of their arrival. The French envoy is expected here tonight and it is probable that the Norwegian minister will come. Thus far there has been no intimation that Sir C'arden, the British minister, will come. The massing of troops in the bar racks shows that the situation caused by the editorial attacks on the United States and Consul Canada is growing tense. The Huerta followers are bit ter and are influenced by Union, the chief government organ here. TI/ILSON AND BRYAN VV CONFER ON POLICY WASHINGTON, Nov. I—TJnd will communicate the new American policy regarding Mexico to the representa tives of the powers now gathered at Vera Cruz, according to a rumor cur rent in Washington today. It is reported Llnd is pessimistic over the prospect of getting an early announcement from Huerta as to the result of the election. The presi dent is now waiting for this an nouncement, but It has become ob vious that dilatory tactics are being pursued to force the United States Into an awkward position. It is prob able the president will take decisive action without regard to it. This, it is expected, will be the recogni tion of the belligerency of the con stitutionalists, which is the cardinal feature of the new policy. That President Wilson has succeeded In Why Should We Modestly Say That FOREST HILL Values Will Be Only 100'f OR aw* ADVAX( XI) HV THE TWIN PEAKS TI S.NKI.f We have before us a sworn copy of the Assessor's map. showing the district at the further end of the Third Street Tunnel in Los An geles—figures like this —assessed value before and after construction of tunnel: Br fore After Lot 17. Block S 0300 gA.OOo Lot 10. Block 10 S4M» 90,000 Lot 11*. Block IO» SO7K S 12,000 Lot l.'>. Block B 9040 fft.OOO Why multiply instances —the map shows over .">©© lots with similar figures—if you doubt lt call at this office and see the map: If that can happen in Los An geles with one little tunnel, who can predict what San Francisco can do with the aid of the Panama Canal, the Exposition and Twin Peaks Tunnel? Forest Hill is the flrst stop in the Western district—"ls minutes down town." If you have a few dollars to invest come and see us at once, the terms are easy, the profits win he enormous, NEWCLL-MURDOCH COMPANY SO \I()\Tt;OMBRT STREET.