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• • Califbrnia Homes. VOLUME 114.—N0. 156 HUERTA IN HIDING; READY TO RESIGN, REPORT Artist Works Passage Kiss Ends Two Lives PAINTER IS WATCHMAN AT SEA Ferdinand Burgdorff, Strand- j ed Abroad, Earns His Way Home on Ship — Ferdinand Burgdorff. artist, mem- I ber of the Bohemian club, who went ! broke in Manila, arrived here yester- | day on the army transport Thomas, «.n which he made the trip as night watchman. His identity would not have been discovered but for a water color sketch he made on a testimonial signed by all the passengers that was presented to Captain Healey, master of the transport. TRIP IS \ROt \l> WOKLII Burgdorff started on a trip around the world nearly two years ago. He was in Greece during the war. and saw some of the fighting at Salonikl. He marie studies along the Nile. He lingered in Greece to watch the work <>f excavating long dead and buried cities, and when he had finished with Kurope he went to the far east. He sketched in China and Japan and wound up in the Philippines as the guest of Major R. M. Thornburgh of the army medical corps. In the Philippines he painted and lived and spent money, and was hav ing the time of his life, when he dis covered that the exchequer was run ning low. Tt was so low. In fact, that there was not the price of a first class pa.<Tsas:e to San Francisco left. <. r. T•» ,IOH \S \VtT(HMAX On the recommendation of his army friends lie secured a job as night watchman on the Thomas and worked i at it all the way across the Pacific. i ■\Vhen his identity was discovered an effort was made to have him take part in the social life of the exclusive first class. Burgdorff, however, de clined to be a party to any evasion of th» contract he had undertaken. He spent his days on the troop deck and at night his musical barytone could 1>» heard, every half hour, informing all whose business tt was to know that it was so many bells and all well. He has sketches galore and has enough material to keep him busy, he says, for years. Ptomaine Poisoning Scattered by Cheese Ptomaines, lurking in eastern cheese retailed in Berkeley, have caused a large number of poisoning cases, | which are keeping doctors of the town and of the University of Cali fornia busy night and day preventing J serious consequences to life or to health. So far. 40 cases are known. In the university two house clubs shelter victims. From the Enewah club an organization of women students ; prominent in college affairs, there are i nine patients, the two most seriously affected being Miss Marth Koenig and Miss Alcesa Lowe. The Campus club also served the cheese; with illness re sulting. ' I No More Pennies in the Mint On account-of the unpre cedented rush during the first two days The Call is obliged to discontinue its bargain sale of money. The United States mint ran out of pennies and no more are available until Monday. The sale will start again Monday and continue two days. 100 pennies for 98 cents. Limit, $50.00 to a customer. None sold to banks. i THE San Francisco CALL Typhoid Vaccination Puts End to Fever In Western Army Deaths That Used to Average About 100 a Year Have Fallen to None There has not been a single case of typhoid in the western division of the army this year. Before every recruit was compelled to be vaccinated with typhoid serum the deaths averaged j about 100 a year from the dreaded ( i fever, and the average number of ' ! cases a year totaled in the neighbor- ! j hood of 200 In the army on the Pa- \ j cific coast. Army physicians said this I morning that since the introduction ' ;of the typhoid serum as a preventive ! I the general health of the men had ; also shown marked improvement. Marriage "Put Up Job," Says Millionaire CHICAGO. Nov. It. —Each charging infidelity, the wife naming three women and the husband naming two men In complaints. Reine R. and Harry T. Whitbeck are due to appear today before Judge Baldwin for trial of their divorce case. They have been living apart for a year. Wit beck Is the only son of the late John j Witbeck. who made f1.000.000 in the 1 umber business. He shares the es tate with two sisters -and Is said to have an income of about $8,000. Wlt ! beck refers to their marriage in San '• Francisco seven years ago as the re | suit of a "put up Job" between his j wife and her mother. Pilseners Tried; Beer And Goldstein Lawyers! NBTW YORK. Nov. 13.—Two Pll- I seners and a Beer and Goldstein con- I stituted the array of counsel and ac- I cused in a case before County Judge I Moore. "There's nothing dry about this | case," the judge said. Samuel and David Pilsener were on I trial on grand larceny charges. As sistant District Attorney Goldstein appeared for the prosecution and At torney Henry Beer for the prisoners. "And If anybody wants Moore, the judge is here," some one said as the case was adjourned. Police Grab "Ex-Con" As Lakeside Burglar That they have arrested the Lake side burglar is the belief of the Oak land police following the sensational capture yesterday of John Brown, alias Charles Moore, a former convict. Some time ago Brown was in the employ of a patrol service. He was captured by U. L. McVicker. As McVicker was turning Brown over to Detective Riley he broke away at the city hall and was recaptured after a hot chase through the crowded street. Several shots were fired. Accept Tanner! Insult, Says Mrs. Pankhurst HARTFORD, Conn.. Nov. 13.—Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst glared this aft ernoon when asked if she would ac cept the marriage proposal of Dr. Henry S. Tanner of Los Angeles, champion faster of the world. • It's impudent and most insulting. I'm a politician and am not consid ering such things," said Mrs. Pank hurst sharply. Aviator Falls to Death Near Rome PARIS. Nov. 13.—M. Sequin, a weii known axMator, was fatally hurt today when his machine fell from a height of 120 feet during a flight near Rome. m:\\ \ik nr.( ori) made FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, Nov. 13.—A new record for sustained aeroplane flights by three persons was made here today, when Herr Schurrmeister. with two passengers, remained aioft 8 hours 15 minutes. The Call s Guests on Richmond Trip Will Ride on Steamer 'Telephone The Call has chartered the Western Pacific ferry boat Telephone for Sunday to take its readers on a free trip to the Nicholl-Macdonald Business Center Tract at Richmond. A landing will be made at Winehaven, where the guests of The Call will be entertained by the California Wine Association. For particulars see article on another page of The Call today. FOURTEEN PAGES — SAN FRANCISCO. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1913 CAS FUMES KILL OLD COUPLE Grandmother, While Tucking Babies in Bed, Accident ally Turns on Jet An aged woman's love for her grandchildren brought death yester day to Daniel J. Sullivan, a retired painter, and his wife. Hannah Sulli van, both »>4 years old. They were found asphyxiated in bed at their res idence, 2059 Hayes street, at 3 o'clock this morning. A gas jet was wide open. The couple retired at 10 o'clock last night. At midnight Grandmother Sullivan awoke, looked over her sleeping grandchildren and gave them a kiss around. In returning to b#d she is believed to have brushed against the gas jet and tufne"d - feed cock wide open. Can Not Stop States Using Whipping Post WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.—The de partment of justice has decided that it has not the authority to prohibit states from using the whipping post for the punishment of persons con victed of certain crimes. Representative JCvans, Montana, asked the department if it could not prevent the whipping of a convict In a Delaware prison which is to take place next Saturday. The man has suffered already a part of his punish ment. Evans has introduced a reso lution to prohibit in all the states this form of punishment. "Shark Swish" Is New Form of Tango LONDON. Nov. 13— The "shark swish," a new form of tango, has become popular in Bohemian "cafes de danseuse." The dance gets its name from the fact that the dip side ways by each couple is accentuated with the easy motion of a shark turn ing in the water to seize its prey. It is danced sideways altogether and necessitates the latest creations In free motion tango dresses. Weeping Mother Is Winner in Court Weeping bitterly, Mrs. Domine Baker appeared before Superior Judge Dunne this morning to contest the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus petitioned for by her husband, Dr. Charles Baker, directed at securing the custody of the 5 year old baby she held In her arms. After hearing the statements of Mrs. and Doctor Baker, Judge Dunne denied the writ. James Hazen-Hyde to Wed Countess Beron PARIS, Nov. 13.—Formal announce ment was made today of the engage ment of Countess Louis de Oonteattt- Biron, eldest daughter of John G. A. Leishman, former United States am bassador at Berlin, to James Hazen- Hyde, who has been living in ("ranee since the insurance investigation in New York a few years ago. The wed ding will take place in a few weeks. Foremost India Poet Wins 1913 Noble Prize STOCKHOLM, Nov. 13.—The 1013 Noble prize for literature was today awarded to Rabindranath Tagore, the foremost poet of India. MATTY HERE WITH FAMILY "BIG 6's" BOY MAY BE PITCHER When Christy Mathewson, world's greatest baseball pitcher, appeared in the lobby of the St. Francis at 8 o'clock this morning, with his wife hanging to one arm and his 7 year old boy, Christopher Mathewson, skipping about tiiem in circles, they were the center of an admiring crowd of friends, moving picture men, news paper photographers, hotel employes and a host of those who claimed that "we knew Christy when he was living In such and such a pla^." Mrs. Mathewson is accompanying her famous ball player husband for the first time on one of his Journeys. She sat in a plush seat, charmingly dressed In black velvet, with a bunch of chrysanthemums pinned to her coat. And she waited exactly four hours to get In a word with Christy after his friends had borne down upon him. CHRISTY JR. IS SOME BOY "I don't know whether I am glad he's famous or not," she said, laugh ingly, after the clock had struck 12 and Mathewson had failed to appear for lunch. "I had no idea a ball player had so many friends," and Christy's wife endeavored to pacify young "Christy," who was calling for papa in no uncertain tones. Now, that boy is some boy, as Mathewson says himself. "Am I going to make a ball player of him?" repeated Mathewson. "Well, not unless I have reason to believe that he will be a topnotcher. I certainly wouldn't want him to be a mediocre performer. He is too young for me to busy myself with making plans for his future, but if he de velops symptoms of the baseball germ I'll encourage him to the best of my ability. "There is certainly no cleaner sp*rt on eartli than baseball, and I would not hesitate to see my son a profes sional player; but lie must show me that he's got the ability to rank No. I, Otherwise I will train him along other lines." Christy Mathewson, his wife and Christy Jr. in San Francisco on Giants-White Sox world tour. 21 BODIES TAKEN FROM WRECKAGE Passenger Train Loaded With Excursionists Plunges Through Trestle BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Nov. 13.— Twenty-one bodies have been recov ered from the wreckage of passenger train No. 12 on the Central Railroad of Georgia four miles east of Clayton, Ala., according to a long distance tel ephone message from Clayton received today. Two hundred and twenty-flve tickets had been sold on the train, and there were at least that many people in the five wooden coaches when the engine and three cars crashed through a wooden trestle into the rocks 40 feet below. Two coaches were left standing on the rails. Among the more seriously injured is Jeff Clayton, millionaire brother of Congressman Henry D. Clayton, Ala bama. Many bodies are crushed al most beyond recognition. The fatally injured may reach 40, at least. ZINKAND, PIONEER CAFE MAN, DIES Restaurateur for More Than Quarter of Century Here Succumbs at 63 Charles Adam Zinkand, pioneer res taurateur and for many years identi fied in social and fraternal circles of this city, died at 4 o'clock this morn ing in his Ross Valley home after a lingering illness. He was 63 years old, and for more than a quarter of a cen tury was engaged in the restaurant and cafe business In San Francisco. Born in Frankfort-on-the-Main, Ger many, Zinkand served in the Franco- Prussian war, and came to America in 1873. Three years later he arrived in San Francisco and in 1887 opened the Louvre, at Eddy and Powell streets, associated with Julius Green. Eight years later he opened the Cafe Zin kand in the Emma Spreckels building, in Market street opposite Mason. In 190.*> Zinkand entered partnership with John Tait. Zinkand is survived by Mrs. Babette Plagemann Zinkand and these chil dren: William Charles Zinkand, Carla Adelaide Zinkand and Clarence Allen Zinkand. , . DICTATOR HAS FLEO CITY TO PREPARE ABDICATION, IS RUMOR IN MEXICO MEXICO CITY, Nov. 13.—The report is current here this afternoon that Huerta, realizing the futility of further defying the United States and having no money to run the government, is drawing up a notice of his con ditional abdication. High members in the government denied this, but indications are strong that Huerta will be compelled to yield to the pressure from Washington. The dic tator is still missing, but hs friends denied that he had fled from the Cap itol, explaining that he "was in re tirement." CRISIS IN MEXICO €>*8> <•>♦s> TOLD IN BRIEF President Wilson announces he will make public this after noon his policy toward Mexico. * * » Charge d'Affaires O'Shaugh nessy has advised the presi dent to sever all diplomatic relations with the Huerta regime. * # * The state department an nounces that the diplomatic relations will be severed with in 48 hours unless Huerta ac cedes to demands of Wilson. * * * John Lind leaves Mexico City and has moved from his former hotel in Vera Cruz to the American consulate. * * * Germans are warned by their government to leave Mexico because of imminent danger to all foreigners. * » # President Huerta, who could not be found during the night, is in his Liverpool street home recovering from the night's de bauch. * * * Minister Moheno makes a public statement saying that no changes have occurred in the situation. PRICE ONE CENT BULLETIN MEXICO CITY, Nov. 13.—Although, members of the Mexican cabinet de clared this afternoon that had Huerta returned to the national palace after an absence of more than 24 hours no one could be found who had seen him. The correspondent for the Interna tional News service was informed that Huerta had left Mexico City on the Interoceanlc railway at 7 o'clock last night, but whether he started for Vera Cruz or repaired to some town outside of the capital to proclaim his rumored abdication could not be learned. Every report that Huerta is preparing to retire met with vigor ous denials. The report is current here this aft-* ernoon that Huerta, realizing the fu tility of further defying the United States and having no money to run the government, is drawing up a no tice of his conditional abdication. High members in the government de nied this, but Indications are strong that Huerta will be compelled to yield to the pressure from Washington. Senor Moheno, minister of foreign affairs, today issued a statement de claring the relations with the United States unchanged. This is the only official statement given out following the precipitate departure of Envoy LJnd. The minister said: "Lind remained in Mexico city without coming in contact with offi cial circles and has gone away with out having had a conference with a single Mexican official. Our rela tions with the United State* have not been changed in the slightest degree, therefore the public may rest abso lutely tranquil. This is not a diplo matic excuse, but the expression ol the most absolute truth." OPEJi BREAK NEAR The return of Lind to Vera Cruz U looked upon here today as one of the final steps which will lead to an open break between the United States and the Huerta regime. This may come within 24 hours. There appeared to be ground for the belief that President Wilson de sired to have Lind out of the city when he makes public to the world the new policy of the United States in the Mexican situation. Charge d'Af faires O'Shaughnessy spent the en tire night in his office at the em bassy, sending dispatches to Wash ington and arranging important state papers. His work was frequently in terrupted by visits from the American residents of the capital, who desired O'Shaughnessy's opinion whether it would be safe to remain in the capital any longer. HUERTA PRESS KITING That section of the Mexican press which is supporting Huerta comment ed in biting phrases on the Washing ton reports that President Wilson, will allow the constitutionalists to import arms if Huerta persists in con vening congress this month to affirm the "election" held October 26. Movements of United States war« ships in Mexican waters indicates that Why Should We Modestly Say That FOREST HILL Values Will Be Only 100% OR 200% ADVANCED BY THE TWIN PEAKS CTHYHKLf 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: • Before After Lot 17, Block S *3<M» *4,(KK) Lot i«. Riork 10.... mho swi.itoo Lot 1!>. Block 104...*»75 SU-\OW» Lot 15, Block B ««S4O IW.OOO Why multiply Instances —the map shows over .100 lot* with similar figures—if you doubt it 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 first stop in the Western district —"15 minutes down town." 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