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Wholesome Paper for , California Homes VOLUME 115.—N0. 2 4 FIRES AT ONCE CAUSE BIG LOSS Resources of Department Are Taxed to Extinguish Blaze in Downtown District Four different fires, one of which was a second alarm, taxed the re sources of the fire department early this morning and caused considerable excitement In the downtown section of the city. In all, about $35,600 dam ■ age was done to property. The Un usual feature of the fires was that all three started about ths same time, requiring almost the entire strength of the fire department In the eastern portion of the city to fight them. CIGARS ARK HI H\K» The first fire started in Glaser Brothers' Cigar company plant, south west corner of Montgomery and Mer-' rtiant streets. The flames spread rap idly through the store and storeroom in the fear and thence up to an empty office building above, and Negro A O'Brien's restaurant, adjoining, in Merchant street. The large stock of j rfgars was destroyed" and considerable I trouble was experienced by the de- j partment in extinguishing the blaze, j It was necessary to sound a seoond | alarm for -this fife. -Damage Is esti- , mated at $30,000. The damage to the restaurant was small. ' • jCAFE IS DAMAGED Alftiost a*t the same moment a fire; wa? -discovered in the rear of the; Turkish cafe,. 1024 Kearitv street. Ap- j paraius rushing, "to .the.Glaser Broth-' rfs' lire was directed "to the Turkish j cafe, while ntore . sngines clesed in' from the outlying districts to meet: the 'unusual ehiergency. The flames at the Turkish cafe spread up the rear of the building, causing damage to the extent of $-6,000. . .. BLAZE IN HOTEL .. While these two fires were burning a third was discovered at the New Mint hotel, 141 Fifth street. . ..The smoke 'from this blaze, which origi nated in the basement, spread up through the stairway, filling the upper four stories with smoke and causing great excitement among the guests. The cause of the fire is unknown. Mrs. Dorgan is pcoprietor of the place. Damage was ■' done to the extent ef $600. ' ■ • ° . • .' ."A fourth-fire this" morning destroyed a one story cottage' at 35 Laidley ' street near Twenty-ninth, ... 1 Vogelsang Approves Opera House Scheme Supervisor-Alexander T. Vogelsang, i who.is at' Washington with the Hetch ! Hetchy- delegation, .has wired- his ap- J proval of the suggested compromise ! in the municipal opens house, contro- j versy : ". ' *. • '••..** ; '. . • ''.He ' agrees wltn • Supervisor Paul ] Bancroft,. A: 8. Baldwin, the real es- ] . tat"£. man. - and others that Mayor! Rolph's' objections might be met by the city being given the right to. take over the opera house and special seat privileges by paying to the subscrib ers the amount of their donations: ■ j Vogelsang states that, if such a pro vision" .was incorporated in the ordl- j nance it should silence all criticism. b«t in his opinon the option would ! never be taken advantage of by the city. He thinks the original plan ! would prove so acceptable that the city would never desire to take over | the building. • ••; . s New Life and New Hope FOR YOU ••v- You are an able bodied man You work hard all the time But you don't seem to get ahead You're just about where you were last year and the year before It costs more to live, but you don't cam more You have more experience and greater skill But mighty little more property , - Your children will do the same You're in a rut, and they'll follow suit Quit It Get out into the country —go to Valley Oaks— 9 . c be a farmer Grow what you and your family eat Sell the surplus and accumulate Others are doing it—you can do it At Valley Oaks we'll sell you a little farm Install a Pump and Motor Free Water Raise berries, fruits, vegetables, alfalfa Keep cows and hogs—there's a lot of profit in them • Come to see vs —let us tell you about the easy terms And the many advantages for you at Valley Oaks f"l I*| £3k Xy STI.\E & KEXDRICK, iJlillV %JL> 23 MoßtKomtrr St.. _ _ _ _ , Saa Fraaclaeoi Pleaso send me Valley Oaks Kendrick vat a 23 Montgomery St. San Francisco ci 202Y5' PART TWO 'Here's How' Said Bay Nag 'Happy Days' Said Black Water Wagon Horses Drink "Here's how!" said the bay. "Happy days!" said the black. "The bouquet of this white wine is exquisite," said the bay. : "It's got nothing on this." sajd the I brunette nag, taking a draught from ; the bottle of red. "Have another," said the bay. ! "Don't care if I do." said the black. No wonder Spencer Wastrom, de liveryman for a wine house, missed precious bottles of liquor from his wagon. For several days in succession he discovered that wine had been stolen; always it was the wine that comes in straw oovered bottles. He could not explain the mystery, for he never would leave the wagon when any sus picious characters '■ were about. He blamed his customers, but did not dare charge them with the^crirhe. Organized Labor to Have 1915 Building! w Organized labor will have a build ing and exhibit at the exposition. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of .Labor, after a conference with the exposition of [■ ficials, came to this decision yester ; day. It was at first planned to have ; the labor exhibit- in the social eco.-" j nomics palace, but Gompers decided j an independent exhibit Would offer groater advantages.. Members of the Indiana exposition j commission yest«.fday -visited their i i state's site in the exposition grounds : and plans will soon be drawn for'the structure. . . • , . ALFALFA GROWERS WILL MEET AT FAIR IN 1915 CHICAGO, Dec. 2.—Alfalfa growers j from the western and central states : met here today to effect a permanent.! organization. Plans were made to hold ! the first national congress of'alfalfa growers at the Panama-Pacific expo sition, v ; ' .• •/ • THORNTON GUEST OF HONOR Rev. Walter F. Thornton, new prest- I dent of the University of Santa Clara, I was guest of honor at.a dinner glverr ] by the Santa Clara club last night. I Toasts were given by J. -T. \|cDevitt, : ; Rev. W. F. Thornton. Dr. F. R. Qrella,. ; Rev. James Galvln, W. F. : .Humphrey, ; J. H. Riordan and B. V. Sargent. ■ I . , • • , ACQUITTED OF ARSON ! John J. O'Hara, a carpenter of ,'£s2 J Carolina street, was' acquitted by a j i jury in Superior Judge Griffin's court | today on a charge of arson". •'-..• j THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL But yesterday the culprits were dis covered. Wastrom left his wagon in front of the sprinkling cart that operates near Mission and Eighteenth streets, and when he returned to the spot he found that the horses, a black and a bay, attached to the water : wagon Tvere nibbling at the straw ' covered bottles, and he overheard the' equine equivalent of the conversation previously noted. • • What startled Wastrom most of all ] Was the fact that the horses were on the water wagon when they took the i bottles from the wine wagon,-ate off j the straw and hurled, the discarded j glassware on the pavement. ' fmgara credit terms made to suit you mpHMnPl^ Li M J iVf 1 1M I'M IWfl 111 WOi il>ll AT THESE SAME LOW SALE PRICES 11 Y \j JUlTrflgiU it \Wi i Lf*Bl p j j || j? 9 DorVt A" 0 M »" U^" C ° me Morning and Select Your Furniture and floor Coverings I Huriy Out Sale $89.00 J St j H (Exactly I,lke Cnt) ' — lA n . * . n . . n . m (ivsactry Liite cut> .-Lars;* French Bevel Plate Mirror, ml ~S&SSJtt&2StJ£ This Elegant 3-Piece Tapestry Overstuffed Parlor Suite Hurry Out (1 OCC mm*your eia oe I Hittry Cai'sale for 3 Pieces $67.85 J, Sale Price 3»U.00 J | "»"» $18.95 Jj ■ Everything in This Entire House Greatly Reduced in Price—Sea the Large Pink Sale Tags on Everything j 40 to 52 O'Farrell Street Just a Few Steps From Market San Francisco, Cal. |j LThis Sale Is for the Sole Purpose of Hurrying Out AH Pres-en^ SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1913 INSANE MAN SHOT DOWN BY POLICE Lightly clad and brandishing a large cleaver, a madman who ran amuck in Washington street near Da vis street early this rooming was shot down by two policemen after an exciting chase of more than five blocks. The' shooting occurred only when the demented man turned in his tracks and made an attack on the officers. The man is believed to be Manuel Plsquero of il Washington street. He was shot in the leg by Policemen Pat rick J. Murray and Andrew Rlmllnger of the harbor station. He was imme diately removed to the harbor emer gency hospital for treatment and thence to the detention hospital. The policemen first discovered the man as he emerged from an alley in Washington street. It was just before daylight, and his condition then was not observed. Several minutes later he was again seen by the officers run ning down Davis street yelling loudly. Several citizens who were in the neighborhood sought protection by ap pealing to the policemen. As the man passed a nearby lamp post it was seen that he wore only a pair of trousers.* Tho officers imme diately gave chase. After running five blocks the man stopped short, and with upraised cleaver rushed toward the officers. Policeman Murray felled htm by a bullet through the left leg. Balboa Pounding to Pieces; Captain and Crew Cling to Rigging Meager dispatches received this morning from Grays Harbor say that the four masted schooner Balboa is rapidly pounding to pieces one mile north of the north jetty at the en trance of the harbor, and that the captain, flrst mate and five of the crew are clinging to the rigging to escape the battering seas. ■ Two tugs are standing by, ready to give what assistance they can. Last night they got a line aboard and five men were saved, but the line then parted. The Espada. sister ship to the Bal boa, is safely at anchor inside the harbor. The Balboa is owned by George E. Billings & Co.. is worth $40,000 and carries no Insurance. TAX ASSOCIATION FAVORS NEW COUNTY INFIRMARY The Alameda County Tax associa tion sent a communication to the board of supervisors in Oakland yes terday, making clear its position in the county infirmary matter. The organization favors the erection of a new county infirmary on the site of the present one, and urges that this project be not confused in the minds of voters with the proposition to build a separate county hospital some where in Oakland. In the letter Mark L, Requa, presi dent of the Tax association, declares that he thinks it unnecessary to spend a million dollars, as has been suggest ed, but says that buildings sufficient for the needs of the inmates should be erected. To Cnre m Cold in One Day Take* LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets. Prugrtat* refund money If it fails to care. B. W. QROVE'B signature la on each box. 25c.— Advertisement. PAGES 9 RICH, HAPPY, BUT SHOOTS HIMSELF SANTA ROSA, Dec. 2.—Wallace Smith, capitalist of Willits, reputed to be one of the wealthiest men in Mendocino county, committed suicide yesterday in a pasture back of his country residence by shooting him self with a 22 caliber rifle. His body was not found until late in the evening, when employes went out to look for the cows. Smith was found propped up against a tree with a small hole in his fore head, midway between the eyes. Be side the body lay the rifle with an empty shell in the barrel. Smith was apparently happy and undoubtedly prosperous. No cause is known for his act and its cause is shrouded in deepest mystery. DEPRECATES MONEY BILL Addressing: a meeting: of the Mission Street Merchants' association. S. F. Smith, cashier of the Mission bank, deprecated the new proposed currency bill on the ground that it would give undue control of finances to politi cians. • CENTRAL W. C. T. U. MEETS The Central Women's Christian Temperance union will meet tomorrow at 2:30 in the Trinity Methodist church, corner of Sixteenth and Mar ket streets. • San Francisco's First Great Daily Founded 1856 — . PRICE ONE CENT TO 14 No Water Ferry for This Commuter; Will Fly Across the Bay Visions of busy commuters of both sexes, managers and stenographers, plying their way to and from San Francisco over Goat island by aero planes are aroused with the declara tion of J. B. Struble, manager of an electric switch company with offices in the Pacific building, Sag Francisco, that he will shortly commute between his Oakland home and his office by aeroplane. Struble, after studying aviation for some years, has given an order for the construction of a hydro aeroplane for his dally use. The or der was taken by the aviator, Silas ChristofTerson of San Francisco, and the modern commuter expects to be gin flying to work within tho month. Sues Own Wife to Recover 23,000 Acres Seeking to recover title to 2".000 acres of land near Dunnlgan In Yolo county, William R. Laugenour, for merly of Oakland, has commenced suit against his wife, Mrs. firma Lauge nour, in Woodland. The suit is an other chapter in the marital trqubles of the couple, which began with the filing of suit for divorce in San Fran cisco by Mrs. Laugenour. INDORSE AMENDMENTS The Law Reform league, meeting in the Pacific building last night, for mally indorsed three proposed amend ments to the state laws regarding procedure in civil actions. WILL HOLD MEETING The regular monthly meeting of the- Federation of Federal Qlvll Service Employes, San Frartclsco branch, wity be held Tuesday evening, December' 9, at Shasta hall. Native Sons' building. GIRL DENIES SHE ELOPED WITH ALSE SAN JOSE. Dec. 2.—Brought bfve* to San Jose from San Francisco by a detective, Miss Josephine Call broke down last evening and told her story to County Detective William Drelson meyer. The girl, who is only 17, de nied that she had eloped with Domi nik Alse, and said that she had really been kidnaped and forced to simulate affection for her father's former hired man through fear that he would kill herself and members of her fam ily unless she did so. Alse was also brought back to San Jotfb on a warrant charging kidnap ing and Miss Call's brother, Charles' J. Call, vice president of an Oakland express service, promises to prosecute hint relentlessly. , Miss Call Is" the daughter of a well to do Italian rancher and is both beau tiful and accomplished. Last Friday morning, according te the girl's story, she was led into the stpeet on a subterfuge and then • thrown into a waiting- automobile by three ' young men. including Alse. When she struggled Alse threatened to kilj her and the members of her family, she said, so she was forced through fear to appear to assent to Ms wishes.