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JOYFULLY OBSERVED People of City, State and Nation, by Worship and Dinners, Give Thanks "With special services in the churches, special public concerts, spe cial athletic events, special dinners in quiet homes and less quiet gatherings of the poor. Thanksgiving is being celebrated today by San Francisco, California, and all the states and cities in tbe union. Divine services, to give thanks for the benefits of the year, were held this morning at St. Mary's cathedral, the First Congregational church, the Calvary Presbyterian church, the First Baptist, the Howard Methodist, the Lutheran, Christian Science, Epls- Tfs. npal and other places of worship in the city Director J. T. Keogh and the San Francisco Municipal band give a con cert at 2 p. m. at Duboce park. This is one of several musical events in honor of the day. Thanksgiving being essentially a feast day, ample provisions have been made for a proper celebration. Most citizens will dine in their homes; but for such as have no homes, the Sal vation Array plans to feed 500 in its hall No. 2 in Hunt street. The feast begins at noon. The Rescue Mission will also feed many, and the Young Women's Christian association is pro viding for young women far from home. Other charitable institutions plan big dinners. The county jail's 467 guests will be given a special dinner today, while at the state penitentiary a "movie" show will be given after dinner. The cruiser Denver arrived from Central America last night, just in time for the sailors 'to enjoy Thanks giving at home. PRISONERSWILL BE WELL FED TODAY The following are the Thanksgiv ing menus at the prisons: CITY PRISON Consomme Soup Rn«M California Turkey, Cranberry Sauce Mash Potatoes Mince Pies Bread Coffee Apples COUNTY JAM, Turkey. With Cranberry Sence Celrrv Mashed Potatoes C«.W>e Mince Pie EAST BAY CITIES KEEP FESTIVAL Thanksgiving day is being gener ally observed in the east bay cities. Special services in many of the churches, special feasting and merry making in the county and municipal institutions are the order of the day. while the clubs are holding open house for members, and special dinners are . served in private homes - and hotels. W Of the Oakland Catholic churches, St. Mary's celebrated 9 o'clock mass, with special singing by the children's choir, while the regular week day masses were said at the other churches. The downtown Oakland Protestant churches held a union service this morning in accordance with a custom inaugurated five years ago. The Episcopal churches generally noted the day with special services and holy communion. KING'S DAUGHTERS' DI.VNER Al the King's Daughters' Home for Incurables a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner was spread under the super vision of Miss Matilda Brown, presi dent of the society. The Ladies' Relief Society Home provided an excellent repast for the wards of the society and the directors visited them during the afternoon.. The Salvation Army distributed bas. kets among the poor, instead of hav ing the regular Thanksgiving dinner at the citadel. The Welsh residents of Oakland will meet this evening in the chapel of the First Congregational church to note the progress of the 1915 Eistedd fod movement. P.ev. Griffith Griffiths Will preside and John Francis Jones, barytone. and Hugh J. Williams, tenor, will sing. ORPHANS GIVEN FEAST Harry W. Bishop and Mrs. Bishop provided the dinner for the 84 In mates of the West Oakland Orphans' Home In accordance with their an nual custom, and also joined the little ones at their feast. At the county hospital Dr. C. A. Willis presided at the dinner pro vided for the 570 inmates. During the afternoon the organizations which make a practice of visiting the insti tutions on Thanksgiving brought fey. dainties and cheery words to the suf | ferers. IN BERKELEY AND ALAMEI) t Joint services were held this morn ing in the First Presbyterian church of Berkeley. Rev. C. R. Dille. pastor of the Trinity M. E. church, preached the sermon. Mayor Heywood read the Thanksgiving proclamation. The churches of North Berkeley united in services at the North Berkeley < ongregatlonal church. The South Berkeley churches united in services at the Park Congregational church.' Rev. R. S. Eastman of Knox church delivering the sermon of the day. Union Thanksgiving services were held in Alameda at the First Chris tin n church by the First Baptist, First • 'hristian. First Congregational. First Methodist, Santa Clara avenue Metho dist. First Presbyterian. Fnion street Methodist and First Unitarian church. The Home of Truth held services at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Anna Rlx Mllltz and Miss Harriet Rix presiding. TV ro TURKEYS FOR I \ CITY PRISONERS Prisoners in the Oakland city jail were disappointed in their expecta tions of a Thanksgiving dinner today, nnd instead of feeding on roast tur key, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, mince pie and the usual Thanksgiving fare, the occupants of the thirteenth .story of the new city hall dined on beef, potatoes, bread and coffee. The city council this year made no pro vision fo ran extra dinner. OAN JOSE TURKEY *3 SUPPLY EXHAUSTED SAN JOSK, Nov. 2".—An unprece dented rush entirely exhausted the supply of turkeys In the local markets last night. Favorable weather pros pects for sn enormous fruit crop next year are loosening the purse strings In many a family and the spirit of thankfulness throughout the valley ia unusually strong. UNCLE SAM HAS VERY LAME BACK FROM TOTING THANKSGIVING "TURKS" COUNTY PRISONERS DINE ON TURKEY Sheriff of Alameda Provides Feast for Inmates of Jail The forcibly detained guests of Sheriff Frank Barnet in the Alameda j county jail had something to be thank, ful for today—a feast—a dinner such as comes but once a year to break the monotony of prison life. The menu consisted of turkey, mashed potatoes, celery, sweet pota toes, plum pudding, apple and pump kin pie and assorted fruits. It was prepared in the prison kitch en and served to the men in their I cells shortly*after noon. Two persons whose cases have at- I tracted attention up and down the ! coast were among the guests. One j was Mrs. Millie Drown, slayer of her husband. Archer Drown, and the other was Thomas J. Power, who shot and j killed Charles Quinton, an Irvington undertaker, in a saloon In Irvington a month ago. Both ate heartily. Another prisoner—Pete Tosti. ban dit —reached the jail yesterday morn ing In time to participate in the meal, which undoubtedly excelled the one'he would have had in Coalinga, where he was arrested without funds. MAYOR HAKES PROCLAMATION "We gives thanks for a year of peace and order in our city, and Join in our fervent prayers to the great master of all that we may continue in honest endeavor toward that goal which makes for right living and righteous administration in all things," said Mayor Frank K. Mott of Oakland in a Thanksgiving proclamation today. "We are thankful that there have been manifested in 1913 many evi dences of that adherence by the peo ple to a program of city building which makes Oakland a community united in the struggle for the highest attainments in civic affairs." Elopement Revealed By Death of Girl PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 2 ..—After confessing that she had deserted her husband and two small children in Wllmerding, Pa., two months ago and had been living in a boarding house with a man with whom she was infat uated, a 19 year old girl known to the police as "Annie Smith." died recently in the Women's hospital. The police declare that the girl was the daughter of John Butwill, who lives In Denora, Pa., but they have not learned the name of the deserted husband. Following the death of the girl. Robert D. Smith, also known under the name of Suntoff, was arrested pending an Investigation into the death of the girl. He was arrested on the steps of the hospital in which the girl died after he had made Inquiries as to her condition. Nonskid Pavement to Be Tested by City suppnnienaeni 01 nireet Jtepairs i>. J. McCoy has been authorized by the h,oard of public works to try a new nonskid pavement to prevent horses from slipping. An opinion from the city attorney makes it possible for the municipality to use a patented concrete-asphalt mixture by payment of a royalty to the present owners. Pavements will be laid in Sixth street between Howard and Mission, where a grade of three per cent will afford a good test of the material. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1913 X Miss J. Danchy giving a turkey to Postmaster Fay (right) and Chief Clerk Czinger of the parcel post •department for shipment by maiL X Parcel Post Fairly Swamped With Big Birds; Whole Din ners Are Sent by Mail The parcel post has been fairly 'swamped with turkeys. Up to the last j minute folks in and out of town have been mailing Thanksgiving dinners to friends and relatives. Postmaster Charles W. Fay is doing a busines| that breaks all records. A dozen extra men and half as many emergency wagons were pressed into service to handle the rush. * As soon as it was discovered that a big 20 pound bird could be sent 150 miles for 24 cents, the avalanche de scended upon Uncle Sam's carriers. A hundred fat barnyaTd treasures, with tags on their feet, came tum bling into the postofflce Tuesday. By Wednesday the parcel post department took on the appearance of a thriving poultry market, and this morning persons continued to mail turkeys of all sizes and weights. Some persons mailed entire Thanks giving banquets. Hundreds »f plum puddings were sent by post, as well as fruits, nuts, raisins and even red berries and other decorative greens. "Everything for Thanksgiving has | been sent by parcel post except wine." j said Postmaster Fay. "Uncle Sam ta booes the sparkling glass." Phone Girls Stick on Job While' Fire Burns ATLANTA, Ga.. Nov. 27.—While fire raged in the basement of the South ern Bell Telephone building at Pryor and Mitchell streets Sunday afternoon the hundreds of girl operators in all parts of the structure stuck bravely to their posts, never missing a con nection while the fire department worked to keep the flames from spreading. The alarm was turned in shortly after 3 o'clock, when smoke was seen issuing from the basement windows fronting Mitchell street. Nearly every girl in the building was aware of the blaze, but no one left her switchboard or post of duty. Less than 15 minutes were required to ex tinguish the Are. The damage was small. A careless cigarette is believed to have been the origin. Honey Loving Bears Fight to the Death SHKJ'f irjJjU, fa., isov. st. — w. w. Williams, a farmer, came across two big. black bears fighting over a hol low tree tsjunk full of honey In a clearing In a woods near Sugar run yesterday. The hears were so busy tearing each other that they failed to notice Mr. Williams, who got be hind a big tree, where he could, watch the battle. The smaller of the two got a hold on the other's back with his teeth. The battle then ended suddenly, the larger bear gasping twice and rolling over dead. The victor, sorely wounded, fell on* his victim, dying In a few minutes. Mr. Williams found both bears smeared with honey they had drawn from the tree trunk. He got a team and help, loaded the two bears onto his wagon and then took 400 pounds of fine honeycomb from the hollow trunk. A woman has no right to blame her husband for drinking if she drives him to it. Even with the aid of a mirror a woman is unable to see herself as others see her. What a man earns doesn't interest his wife so much as what she gets. Colds Cause Headache and Grle LAXATIVE BKOMO QUININE tablets renters csase. Tbers Is only One "BBOMO QUININE." It baa atgnatnra of E. W. OKOVg sa bos. 31c Adttrti»f meat. THANKSGIVING DINNERS Highest in 25 Years WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. Thanksgiving dinner to day was the most expensive holiday meal the American people have eaten for 25 years, according to government sta tistics. It cost from 35 to 100 per cent more than it did 10 years ago, and 50 per cent more than any Thanksgiving dinner during the last six years, say the figures. LAKE SPAULDING DAM COMPLETED Provides Water Drop of 1,375 Feet for Turning Wheels of Generators The gigantic Lake Spaulding dam, built for the purpose of supplying power for the Pacific Gas and Elec tric company, has been completed, according to a telegram received here today from Vice President John A. Britton. The dam is built to a 225 foot level and provides a water drop of 1,375 feet for the turning of wheels for generators in the Bear river power house, adding 33,000 horsepower to. the total at the disposal of the com pany. A 110 mile stretch of steel tower line carries the power from the Bear river gorge to the company's substation at Cordelia. The construction of the dam occu pied a year. The connection of the new power supply took place without a hitch. The work was done under the super vision of Frank G. Baum, the com pany's engineer, who fulfilled the cor poration's promise that the dam would be in operation on Thanksgiv ing day. In addition to the bjg dam the company constructed a new and modern power house in the Bear river valley. Says Chauffeur Forged Security Agreement <.;nargmg tnat Artnur K. Bechard, a chauffeur, had forged a security agreement for an automobile, B. A. McCarl caused the arrest of Bechard by Lieutenant Bert Curtis of the Oak land police department last night. Bechard borrowed McCarl's machine several weeks ago for a long trip, giv ing a paper signed by a man in Sau salito known to McCarl as security, agreeing to pay all damages. The machine was burned in a garage while under repairs, and when McCarl ap proached the signer of the security the latter denied having any part tn such an agreement. WARSHIP IS LAUNCHED BARRON ON FURNKSS. Eng., Nov. 2". —Another powerful British war ship, the Emperor of Indian, was launched here today in the presence of officials of the English government and representatives of foreign navies. STREETCAR CAUSES FIRE AND DEATH Trying to Miss Auto, It Leaps Track, Dives Into House, Snaps Gaspipe, Kills 1 CHICAGO, Nov. 27.—A chauffeur, driving an automobile in which a party of prospective bridesmaids were returning from a prenupttal din ner, thought he had time to whia down Buena avenue in front o* a Broadway car. This is what hap pened: The motorman checked the car too sharply, and it leaped the track. Caught the automobile admidships and smashed it to matchwood. The car plunged into the wall and stopped half way in the building. A large gas pipe was snapped off short. The basement was flooded with gas and there were three start ling explosions. The building took fire and the fire department had a fight to keep it from being burned to the ground. From the wreckage were carried a dozen victims. One, a bridesmaid and sister of the young woman who was to have been married on Saturday, died a few minutes later at Lakeview hospital. Two others are in a seri ous condition. BRAKIE LETS TRAIN PULL ACHING TOOTH George Sullivan, a railroad braka man, living in Fifth street, Boston, has solved the dentist problem. When he has aching molars no more does he suffer and suffer and then suffer some more, finally landing at the dentist's, who takes away the offend ing tooth and his money at the same time. Sullivan does not do anything lake this. He used to, but not since be discovered how to beat the den tist His new idea is simple and inexpensive. Here it is: When his tooth aches he hitches one end of a copper wire to the tooth and the other end to a locomotive. And then— Toot! Toot! Full speed ahead and the tooth is out. AUTOGRAPH HUNTER MAKES GOOD MONEY Autograph hunting some times proves a profitable pursuit. A French man of the last century, Ludovlc Plc ard, made a steady income out of it for some years. His most successful coup was accomplished with a letter in which he posed as "one of the un appreciated who is meditating suicide and seeks for counsel and aid In this hour of sore distress." This effusion drew a number of celebrities. Includ ing Beranger and Heine. Lacordatre sent 10 closely written pages, which were promptly converted into cash. Dickens also fell a victim and took the trouble to answer in French. Eventually Picard was shown up in the press by Jules Sandeau, and had to seek another occupation. WIFE WANTS DIVORCE Mrs. Delflpor Ortis brought suit for divorce today against Fela Ortis in the superior court after her husband attacked her while she was attempt ing to defend her child, Pompeye, from an assault by the father, ac cording to her complaint. The cou ple married in Hawaii in 1902. • THANKS DUE FOR EXPORT RECORD October Shipments $4,000, --000 Increase Over Same Month of 1912 Exports of American products during Octo ber, 1913 $10,675,037 Same during Oct, 1912.... 6,504,517 / In the records of the custom house San Francisco will find many reasons for being thankful. The foreign ex ports for October were the largest in tbe history of the port and show an increase of more than $4,000,000 over the same month last year. In addition to the above, shipments from this port to Honolulu during October amounted to SI, 339,857. A few years ago it was considered a matter worthy of special mention when the Honolulu shipments in a month reached the $750,000 mark. The records for 11 months of 1913 are practically complete and an ap proximation of the year's business shows an increase in foreign exports for the year of more than $10,000,000. While we are selling more Ameri can goods abroad, we are also pro viding more from domestic sources for home consumption. In spite of the increase in population, the for eign imports for the year show a decrease over last year of more than $3,000,000. Bank Clearings for Week 45 Millions Bank clearings as reported to the California Development board by the several clearing house cities for the week ended November 26, 1913, show ing the amount of increase and de crease from the amount of clearings for the corresponding week of 1912, follow: San Francisco 545.907.968 Dec. J4.409.2K8 La* Angeles 17.7U3.618 Dee. 4.7*4.63(5 Oakland 2.719,975 Dee. 048.788 Sacramento 1.558.H05 Pee. 158.3H0 Man Diego 1.508.R51 Dee. 1.323.581 Fresno 1.142.24? Deo. 11.7*4 Stockton 893.858 Dee. 20.804 San Jose 4*4,463 Dec. 285.737 I'aHadena 71.>.138 Dec. 242.187 Bakersfield 353.35S Inc. 53,670 Searches for Mother Lost for Thirty Years PORT HURON. Mich.. Nov. 27.— James Hill, 36 years old, of Believue. is in Port Huron in an effort to find trace of his mother, from whom he has been separated for more than 30 years. When 6 years old Hill was sent from Port Huron to the state school at Coldwater. That was in 1882, and he has never seen or heard from his mother since. He remained at the school until he was 16 and then struck out for him self. His mother's name was Agnes Bar ber, and if he finds her he wants to take her with him and give her a home. rtiree Windjammers Enter Golden Gate Three French windjammers from the old world that have been hanging around outside the port for several days entered the harbor today. They are all loaded with merchandise and all seeking charter. They are the French Champingny, 124 days from Rotterdam; the bark Le Piller, 141 days from Hamburg, and the ship Vinzennes, 162 days from Newcastle, Eng. POLICE SEEK FUGITIVE FROM AGNEW HOSPITAL The police today are conducting a search for James H. Burnes, alias Charles Conley, who escaped yester day from the Agnews state hospital, and Is believed to be roaming around San Francisco. Burnes is 42 years old. A sharp lookout is being kept for him, as the report to the police states that the fugitive is a dangerous man. She Whit* fcttar Commencing Friday, Novemlber 28th A MOST REMARKABLE ■ SALE OF BLACK SILKS AT $1.25 YARD Regular $2 and $3 Qualities. Included in this sale are the following: 650 yards 36 inch Chiffon Taffeta, regular $2 yd. Sale price.. $1.25 yd. 350 yards 40 inch Italian Taffeta, regular $2 yd. Sale price.. $1.25 yd. 350 yards 40 inch Satin Charmeuse, reg. $2 yd. Sale price. .$1.25 yd. 650 yards 36 inch Peau de Sole, regular $2 yd. Sale price. .$11.25 yd. 650 yards 36 inch Satin Duchess, regular $3 yd. Sale price. .$1.25 yd. 650 yards 36 inch Satin de Luxe, regular $3 yd. Sale price. .$1.25 yd. Also Black Ottomans, Moires, Etc. "Anyway, I'll Eat," Says Starving Man As He Goes to Jail Goes for Days Without Food, Then Attempts to Steal a Loaf of Bread From a Bakery Thomas Stark will eat today. He is incarcerated in the city jail, and the said institution provides some sort of holiday repast. Yesterday Stark didn't eat. Tues day morning he ate, sparingly. Be fore that for some time, and after that, he had nothing. This morning at 6 o'clock, starving and feeble. Stark was tempted by the window display of a bakery at Grant avenue and Clay street He entered, Ailed with a great resolve, but nothing more substantial —he at tempted to staal a loaf of bread. Corporal William Healy of the police force spied him and captured htm without much effort. "Anyhow, I'll eat today," said Stark when arrested. He was charged with petty larceny. Husband Disappears in Mexico; Wife Worried Fearing that her husband, W. I* Mayfield, wealthy resident of the Fruitvale district, Oakland, who dis appeared three weeks ago on a busi ness trip to Los Angeles, has attempt, ed to penetrate Mexico to sell some property owned by him in Sonora, Mrs. Mayfield has communicated with rela tives in Galveston and San Diego in an effort to trace the missing hus band, but with no avail. Treasurer and Police Judge Under Fire VALLEJO, Nov. 27. —According to a report In circulation here today. City Treasurer W. T. Kelley and Police Judge J. R. Ward are to be removed next month from office by the city commissioners. Political activity is alleged to be one of the reasons for the removal of the two office holders who hold oppointive positions under the commission form of government. Chauffeur's Wife Sues Heiress for Love Balm NEW YORK. Nov. 27. —Miss Eleanor McGill, a New Jersey society leader, who inherited more thanis6oo,ooo from her father, John D. McGill, was sued today for $50,000 by Mrs. Mary Mayer, who charges that Miss McGill alien ated the affections of her husband. Walter. Mayer is employed by Miss McGill as a chauffeur. Arrest Servant as Berkeley Shoplifter .Sadie Mitchell, 23 years old, a do mestic at the home of L W. Hlnk, 2226 Atherton street. Berkeley, was trapped last night by the police in a Berkeley jewelry store and arrested for shoplifting. From the store of F. J. Pembroke, In Shattuck avenue, It is alleged she stole a gold necklace. MRS. HARRIMAN BUILDS VILLA FOR DAUGHTER NEWBURGH, N. V., Nov. 27.—The mountain top house, at Central Val ley, built to accommodate 200 persons, owned by Mrs. Mary Harriman. is being rased. On its site a house sim ilar to that erected by E. H. Harriman near Arden will be erected by Mrs. Harriman for her daughter, Mrs. C. Cary Rumsey. $6,000,000 INVESTMENT CO. FILES ARTICLES Articles of incorporation of the City Investment company, with a capital stock of $6,000,000, are on file today in the county clerk's office. The di rectors are Rudolph Spreckels, J. F. Bowie. C. A. Spreckels, Frank Har rold and P. S. Scales. The company is to engage in real estate. SHERIDAN REPAIR BIDS VALLEJO, Nov. 27.—Bids for repairs to the transport Sheridan are as fol lows: D. Winton. $J6,000; Mare Island yard, $18,000; Union Iron works, $23, --000. Winton failed to add bids for docking, and Mare island will prob ably get the job. SAN RAFAEL LICENSES SAN RAFAEL. Not. 27. —A marriage license wan Issued here yesterday to William T. Fshey, 28. Volta, Merced county, and Annie M. Erlckaon. 20, Newman. Stanislaus county. 3 OTHERS MAY FOLLOW SNOW Wholesale Resignations of Members of Health Board Are Threatened SACRAMENTO. Nov. 27.—Doctor William F. Snow's resignation of his position as secretary of the Califor nia state hoard of health, announced exclusively in The Call last night, is to he followed by more resigna tions in the near future, according to persistent rumors rife in political circles here today. The remaining members of the board have indicated that they will follow Snow's action unless given as surance that they are to be allowed a free hand in their work in the ■future. Further interference from the state board of control will not he tol erated, they say. The immediate cause of the disrup tion is said to have had its inception over a traveling expense account re cently submitted to the board of con trol by Doctor Snow, covering a trip east when he visited relatives while on a business journey. HARRASSING METHODS ALLEGED The attitude of the board of control to the board of health has been char acterized as "harrasslng in the ex treme." This and other forms of in terference are said to have prompted Dr. Snow to give up his position. His resignation becomes effective tomor row. RECORD MADE, SAYS PRESIDENT "What action I personally will take will be decided at the next meeting of the board," said Dr. Martin Regens burger, president of the board, in speaking of the resignation today. "The state board of health has achieved a record during the last Itt years that has caused it to be looked upon as one of the most efficient in the United States. If we are to bo ] constantly embarrassed lt is not neces sary to say that we will not remain. So far as Doctor Snow is concerned, ihe is a valuable man and Is worth more than the state has been paying him. SNOW IS SUPPORTED Dr. James A. Parkinson of Sacra mento, vice president of the state board of health, shortly after the an nouncement of Dr. Snow's resignation, declared that he was heartily in favor of the latter's action and that Snow in all probability would receive the united support of the board. DENIES SNOW'S CHARGE President John F. Neylan of the state board of control, in discussing the statements of Doctor Snow. said. "Any statement to the effec that the board of control interfered with any legitimate work of the state board of health is absolutely untrue. When Doctor Snow made the state ment to newspaper men that he had resigned because the board of con trol had Interfered with the legitl- I mate work of the board of health, he ! stated what he knew to be unArue. MADE SNOW REFUND "It is true that the board of control found that Doctor Snow was $705.47 I short in his accounts and made him j refund the money. It is also true that I Doctor Snow directed an employe of his office to submit a perjured claim j against the state, and that the board 'of control rejected the claim. Also It ! is true that the board of control elim inated from an expense account sub mitted by Doctor Snow charges mi i curred by him in visiting his brother ■in law in Connecticut. It is also true | that Dr. Martin Regensberger, presi l dent of the state board of health, in ! dorsed the policy of the board of con trol in calling a halt upon Doctor i Snow's activities in throwing away i the state funds, on useless trips to j Panama. Europe, Cuba, Washington | and other distant points. "If this dissipation of money was the proper work of the state board of health, then the board of control did interfere. 'DISCREPANCIES FOUND "More than 200 discrepancies were found in Doctor Snow's accounts. One example will illustrate Doctor Snow's methods of handling the business of his office.