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,A Clean, Wholesome
CoJAforTila. liponies.
CJLfX AND POST, VOL. 94. NO. 140.
Plunges To Death in Million Dollar Transbay Fire
EOSI 111
Ivoss by fire that may reach $1,000.
--000 and the death of Henry C. Graves,
foreman of the asphalt plant of the
Union Oil company at Oleum, aro re
ports which have reached the officers,
of the company in this city today.
Graves was seen to enter the as
phalt plant just after the fire broke
out yesterday afternoon. He has not
been seen since and the officers now
believe he met his death in the flames,
which completely destroyed the
cooperage shops of the big concern.
While the fire has been under con
trol since early last night, the debris
and large pools of oil are still blaz
ing. Early estimates of the loss of
$100,000 have steadily gone up until
late today it ia believed $1,000,000 ia
nearer to the actual figure.
The Are fighting department of the
asphalt works, numbering 300, has
been working for hours, but so far
their efforts to find the remains of
Graves have been unavailing.
The origin of the fire is still unde
termined, although the blaze has been
attributed to the bursting of a pipe
near the fire boxes under the still.
Rev. Father Ricard
Finds Great Sunspot
By Associated Press.
SAN JOblC, Dec. 10.—Father eJrome
Rirard of b'anta Clara university to
. day discovered a sun spot, the largest
*een in two years. The sun spot is in
ionitude 9-IT-2-I east of central meri
dian. It is due to a heliocentric con
junction of the earth with Saturn on
December 7. The new sun spot has an
area of 409.936.709.169 square miles.
It Is 32,013.10 miles long and 12.805.25
miles wide.
Class Votes to Go on
Honor atU.C. Exams
Prof. George M. Stratton, head of ;
jhe department of psychology of the
University of California, was voted
out of his < las a room at the semian
nual examinations by his students to
day. After leaving the examination
papers lie allowed the class to take its
tests alone. There was only one dis
senting vote when he asked the stu
dents If they desired his presence.
Blacksmith Selected
As Royal Opera Singer
By Associated Press.
CASSEL, Germany, Dec. 10.—Franz
Bachmann, a blacksmith, who still
works at his forge in the locomotive
works here, has been chosen to fill the
leading bass role ln "The Magic
Flute," to be given at the opera house
on December 16.
She White if außt
Prompt and
Holiday Service
Clove and Merchandise
Orders Issued
\ See Regular Ad on Page 3
"I Can't Remain Alien and
Be Just to Her," Writer
In order that his wife, who is a
San Francisco girl, may exercise her
right of suffrage. Herman J. Whita
ker, novelist, who is a subject of
King George, came into court in Oak
land this morning and took out his
final naturalization papers.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker were mar
ried three years ago, before woman's
suffrage became a la win California.
When she married him she became a
subject of the British crown, and
forfeited her right to the ballot. This
lias been established in the courts.
through the case of Mrs. Mackenzie
Gordon, who went to law in order to
Whitaker said this morning that it
was Injustice to her for him to remain
an alien any longer.
Whitaker'a • witnesses were Bur
dette Sanders, a newspaper man, and
A, A. Denison, secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce. They declared, so
far as they knew, Whitaker was not
an anarchist.
Whitaker came to this country IS
years ago. Tow months later he took
out his first papers, but a sentiment
for the mother country prevented him
from carrying the matter to conclu
sion. He has made several other at
tempts at naturalization, but has al
ways dropped it just before the issu
ance of the final papers.
He is 46 years old, and was born
in Huddersfield, Eng. On his petition
for naturalization he gives his occu
pation as author and journalist.
He wrote "The Planters," one_of the
most successful of modern novels. He
lives in a house constructed by his
wife and himself.
While Novelist Whitaker has chosen
the simple solution to the puzzling
problem which woman's suffrage.has
created in this state, Mrs. Gor
don, who is in identically the same
position as Mrs. Whitaker, prefers to
win the fight by means of the courts.
She said today that Mr. Gordon would
not seek naturalization 'in order that
she might vote, but that the case will
be carried through the United States
supreme court, and, if it fails there,
finally, to congress.
Judge Griffin is trying to deride to
day whether it is extreme cruelty to
prevent a suffragist from voting. Mrs.
Madge C. Swanson, through Attorney
Gilbert D. Boalt, wants a decree from
Gustav Swanson. She says he won't
take out his second naturalization
papers so she and he can vote.
The Only Evening Paper in San Francisco Having Both the Associated Press and International News Service
Mrs. Herman Whitaker, whose
husband becomes citizen that
she may vote, helping her
mate build their bungalow in
No. I—Prefers peaceful method of
gaining ballot.
Herman Whitaker Says:
When my wife married me she
loMt her right to vote. In order
that she may enjoy the privilege,
granted to all women of Califor
nia, I nhall lay aside the senti
mental reasons which have held
roe to the British crown during 18
yeara of residence in this country,
and become a naturalized Ameri
can citizen.
No. 2—Would fight
Mrs. Gordon Says:
My case and tight for tbe right
to Tote la essentially a public one,
and not peraonal. if Mr. Gordon,
my husband, were to become an
American citizen, and so solve
this particular ease, It would still
avail notblng to the other women
who married.
No. 3—Wow! She DOES fight.
Mrs. Swanson Says:
It is extreme cruelty to pre
vent a woman from voting. I
am suing for a divorce because
my husband will not take out hla
second citizenship papers. With
out them neither he nor I can
Out<}f work, Albert Donald, 30 years
old, tried to make doubly sure of death
today. At 850 Harrison street, he took
two poison tablets and swallowed
ether. He was taken to the central
emergency hosDital to a a*ri"'i" condi
Sharp at midnight the Union street
line becomes a municipal road. The
transfer of the railway to the city
will be attended by simple but some
what dramatic ceremonies. At the ex
piration of the 25 years' franchise city
officials and representatives of the
Presidio and Ferries railway will as
semble at the car barn of the road.
There will be no formal speeches or
band music to mark the epoch In the
progress of municipal ownership.
Crowds can hardly be expected to
gather at that mystic hour. Superin
tendent Thomas A. Cash in of the mu
nicipal railways will be master of
ceremonies. President George New
hall of the Union street lin* will step
forward at the stroke of 12 with the
bill of sate. Acting Mayor Thomas
Jennings will receive the prectdus
document and ln return will hand
Newhall a warrant on the city treas
ury for $50,000 as a first payment.
Then Cashln will get busy and run
the road as usual.
This afternoon the board of super
visors will pass the measure appro
priating the $50,000 out of the Geary
street railway earnings.
With the work in connection with
the appraisement of the Union street
line out of the Way Assistant City
Engineer Ransom has now begun pre
liminary surveys for the continuation
of the Tenth avenue branch of the
Geary road across the park.
Boy Bandits' Gang
Broken Up by Police
The career of a gang of boy bandits
was cut short this morning when two
of them were arrested at the Cole
school. Ninth and Poplar streets. Oak
land, by the police. The lads are
Raymond Howard. aged 12. and
Charles Cook, 13. A third member
of the gang. Ralph Cassero. is being
sought by the police.
The three boys robbed the home of
Frank B. Leonattis. 564 Linden street,
at 8 o'clock Saturday night. Leaving
Cassero on watch, the other boys
climbed the back porch of the Leon
attis home and broke through a rear
door into the house. They secured
three watches, two chains, a revolver
bolster and a number of cartridges.
Peninsula Hotel Sold
For $600,000, Is Report
The sale of the Peninsula hotel.
San Mateo's fashionable summer re
sort, valued at $600,000, was reported
from reliable sources this morning,
following a meeting of the directors
of the San Mateo Hotel company, the
controlling corporation. Although
members of the directorate deny the
deal has been consummated, it is
known that Captain John Barneson,
a director of the hotel, succeeded in
interesting a British syndicate dur
ing his recent stay in' London.
The San Francisco Post, its
name, good will, circulation
and subscription list and Asso
ciated Press membership have
been purchased by The Call
Publishing Company. Its name
has been changed to The San
Francisco Call and Post, and
under this name it will be de
livered hereafter to its sub
Big Fakers Frightened
Developments of today
in campaign against quacks :
Dr. George Morton an
nounces under oath that the
museum at 745 Market street
is closed forever.
Charles K. Holsman and Dr.
Fred A. Steele of the Cook
Medical company museum, 83
Third street, frightened, ask
jury trial, which is set for De«
cember 18.
Louis Ward, attorney for
state medical board, says fel
ony warrants against Cook
Medical company men will be
issued tomorrow.
Board in session at Sacra
mento announces details of
statewide campaign.
Steward Who Leaped
Into Sea to Elude Foe
Is Officially Dead
Court's Move in Estate Settlement
Hints at Violence From Smug
gling Ring
Henry Donohoe, chief steward on
the liner Mongolia, was today declared
officially dead by Judge Graham. Be
hind this is a hint of violence by the
smuggling ring the federal authori
ties have been fighting for months.
Donohoe, who had been melancholy,
disappeared June 28, while the Mon
golia was homeward bound from
Donohoe left $6,000. His sister,
Johanna Casutt of Napa, has been
named administratrix.
Germany's 1915 Bill
Referred; No Debate
By Associated Press.
BERLIN. Dec. 10.—A bill for the
appropriation of $125,000 for German
representation at the Panama-Pacific
exposition came up in the imperial
parliament today.
It was strongly opposed by Otto
A rend t.
On motion of Ernest Bassermann
the bill was referred to the budget
committee without debate.
The government members gave no
indication of their attitude toward the
In the course of the debate Count
Friedrich yon Westerp opposed the
Robber Suspect Is
Trapped in Window
SAN RAFAEL, Dec. 10.—Edward
Curran was caught early today, stuck
in the window of Yon Husen's gro
cer;-. He was robbing the store. It
Is charged, and mistook a patent
scale for a cash register. He tried
to get it through the window and
failed. His cries brought Policeman
Edward Cerf.
Passengers Injured in
Electric Train Crash
MARYSVILLE, Dec. 10.— Two
Northern Electric trains met in a
headon collision at Richland yester
day and several passengers were cut
and bruised. The acelcfent occurred
In a fog. Doctor Barr of Marysville
was badly bruised.
Many Shot in Clash
Of Striking Miners
CALUMET, Mich.. Dec. 10.—Union
and nonunion men clashed at the
Quincy mine, ear Hacock, according
to reports reaching here late today.
Several me were reported shot.
Jailed as Slayer
Of Bank Cashier
By aitocUtsd Praii.
WINNIPEG. Man.. Dec. 10.—John
Krefschenke, charged by the police
with holding up the Bank of Montreal
branch at Plum Coulee, Man., and
killing Bank Manager Arnold, was ar.
rested in a rooming house here today.
Elihu Root Awarded
Nobel Peace Prize
By AttociatM Pren.
CHRISTIANIA, Norway, Dec. 10.—
The Nobel peace prise for 1912 was
conferred today on Senator EHhu
Root of New York and that for 1613
on Senator Henri La Fentaine of Brus
sels, Belgium, Who was formerly pres
ident of the permanent international
peace bureau of Bern*, Switzerland.
Another great victory was won by
the state board of medical examiners
in the police court before Judge
Shortall today, when Dr. George Mor
ton, owner of the museum of anatomy
at 746 Market street, on the witness
stand, announced that the Market
ttreet museum is<closed for good.
"We will not attempt to fight the
board of medical examiners In thi«
crusade. They have the goods on us,"
he said.
Upon the announcement of Attorney
John Greeley that the owner of the
property had authorized him to say
that the museum would never be
opened again, and with the consent of
Louis Ward, attorney for the board,
the case against Morton was dis
Attorneys for Charles K. Holsman
and Dr. Fred A. Steele of the Co»k
Medical company, S3 Third street,
were nonplussed at the defeat of Mor
Yesterday Kate Coghlan and Judge
Charles Fairall were ireparative ln
their demands for an immediate trial
of their clients and waived a Jury
trial, but today, after seeing Morton
give up the ghost, they begged for a
long continuance, and the case was
set for jury trial in Judge Shortall's
eourt-at 2 o'clock on the afternoon of
December IS.
"The action of Doctor Morton means
the elimination of the Jordan museum
and the Cook museum in a very short
time," says Louis Ward, attorney for
the state board of medical examiners.
"Holsman and his partners know they
can not fight this."
Doctor Ray of the Modern Special
ists, 61 Third street, said that he is
attempting to make his offices re
spectable, when asked why the gaudy
specialist's sign was being taken down
Elated over the success of its first
skirmishes in the declared war against
quackery, the state board of medical
examiners at its meeting in Sacra
mento yesterday voted unanimously to
extend its. battle lines immediately
from Modoc to San Diego and to anni
hilate the enemy by a series of rapid
fire mass attacks.
Dr. Charles B. Pinkham, secretary
to the board, returned to San Fran
cisco today with Dr. W. W. Vander
burgh and Dr. Harry E. Alderson,
members of the board, all three jubi
lant over the plan of campaign.
Afetr serving 10 months in the Ala
meda county jail. Dr. A. Peabody, alias
Dr. H. B. Hart, was released today,
having completed his term. He was
found guilty of performing an illegal
operation on testimony furnished by
Mrs. Mina Casaway of Oroville. His
offices were ln the Westbank bnildlng
in this city. By taking the paupes'r
oath before Assistant United States
Attorney Hethman this morning he
escaped payment of a $3,000 fine.
I AS $3.00 I
_A_ DAY ( ~
Selling Calls every after
noon on busy corners.
Everybody wants the pa
per. We want salesmen.
Come in before all the good
corners are gone.
Begin at once. We'll help
you. It's easier than you
imagine. Call on the cir
culation department or
write and find out all
about it.
Oreat Dolly
Rolph in New York
In Hunt for Data on
Great Opera Houses
Oscar Hammerstein's Metropolitan
Inspected by Mayor; Says There
Will Me No Diamond Horseshoe
Nl!w YORK, Dec. 10.—Oscar Ham
merstein's complicated opera plans,
his suits with singers here and abroad
and his rivalry with the Metropolitan
opera house, today entered into the
San P'rancisco municipal opera house
Mayor Rolph of San Francisco, in
vestigating the New York'opera situa
tion in preparation for San Francisco's
music fight, has held conferences with
New York leaders to secure copies of
court papers in the anti-trust legis
lation between Hammerateln and the
"There'll be no diamond horseshoe in
San Francisco, such as the Metropoli
tan has. Mayor Rolph sal dbefore an
nouncing that Boston is his next des
tination. There he will go further
into opera.
lte has obtained copies of the ar
ticles of incorporation of the Metro-
polltan and Conried companies, to use
on his return to San Francisco, when
that city's opera mixup comes up be
fore the supervisors.
Mayor Rolph ad District Attorney
Whitman carefully compared the sit
uations ln San Francisco and here.
Teacher So Tired of
Life He Forgets to
Turn on Death Gas
"VT. F. Ringmalda, a school teacrrer,
63 years old, was so tired of life that
he forgot to turn on the gas when
he tried to end his life. He is now
In the detention hospital.
He told his landlady, Mrs. "W. J.
GUI, 615 Steiner street, he would end
it all. She summoned Patrolman
Truitt, who broke into tie room.
Ringmalda. undressed, was on the
bed, a gas tube in his mouth, waiting
for death. But the gas wasn't turned
Anti-Liquor Plea
Made to Congress
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Under the
dome of the capital 2,000 men and
women representing the Anti-saloon
League of America and the Women's
Christian Temperance union, assem
bled today for a demonstration against
the liquor traffic.
The men and women marched in
separate lines from the downtown
district to the east front of the cap
itol. Each bore petitions demanding
national prohibition by constitutional
Blinded by Flash
She Phones Doctor
Miss Flora Randolph, principal of
the fashionable girl's school in Berke
ley bearing her name, showed re
markable pluck and presence of mind
when a gas heater exploded in her
home at 2962 Derby street and tem
porarily blinded her yesterday.
Alone ln the 'house she groped to
the telephone. She called a physician
and collapsed. The doctor took her
to a sanitorium, where v is said her
sight will be saved.
The gas flame burned Miss Ran
dolph's face.
Mendell Beilis Out
Of Danger of Courts
By Associated Press.
KIEV, Russia, Dec. 10.—The time
limit expired today for* an appeal
against the verdict of acquittal ln the
trial of Mendel Bellis on a charge of
murdering Andrew Yushlnsky for pur
poses of "blood ritual." As the public
prosecutor did not take advantage of
the 15 day period allowed for an ap
peal the judgment became absolute
Father Sues Children
To Compel Support
Old and decrepit, J. E. Wells, *who
say. he is unable to work, today filed
suit for maintenance in the Superior
court against his three children, Wal
ter, Clarence and Genevieve. He says
Clarence is an electrician, Walter a
teamster and Genevieve a stenog
rapher: that each one is able to con
tribute $10 a month toward his sup
port, and that he can subsist on that
111 SEA
Prom the heart of the Pacific wor«|
came today to San Francisco of a
tragic sea mystery as bizarre as th*
celebrated case of the Marie Celeste,
The full rigged British ship Dalgonar,
20 years ago one of the fleetest in th*
California wheat trade, was sighted
deserted 1.300 miles off Callao by th«
French bark Marie.
The crew of 30 on the Dalgonaf
and Captain J. Ibister are missing.
Two life boats were gone. On th«
ship there was found only one slgis,
of life—a gaunt, black cat, perched
on the forward house.
Word of the enigma reached her*
today with the arrival of the French
bark Marie, Captain Ferdinand Moiret,
from Shields, "Eng.
Captain Ferdinand Moiret reported
that on October 28, in latitude south
27, longitude west 95:07, he sighted
the derelict. In his technical phras*
she was lying on her foreside.
This was 1,300 miles southwest oi
Callao, which port the Dalgonar left
September 23 for Taltal, Chile.
According to the crew of the Marie
there were signs of hurried flight
from the Dalgonar,-and she appeared
In a desperate plight.
He has a wife In Ilford, Kus.
A boarding party, headed by Firs\
Mate Durand, was sent aboard the
Dalgonar. They tried in vain to res
cue the cat, which fled from them.
According to Durand. the ship was
in ballast, and the ballast had evi
dently shifted, as there was so strong
a list to p&rt that the keel was al?
most visible.
All marts were gone, and the
rigging had been chopped an ay.
Although Captain Molrcet ertl
mated the vessel had be*n aban
doned from 10 to 20 day*, piemen
of rigging were seen floating near
The compass and other instruments
of value to men in small boats were
In the cabin was found Moating a
tin box, which contained papers, old
letters and photographs, but nothing
to indicate when the ship had been
The nearest land to the scene when
the Dalgonar was sighted Is a hieak
Island 900 miles distant.
Captain Ibister of the Dalgonar is
well known ln San Francisco. He
formerly commanded the British bark
The Dalgonar herself has been
known in San Francisco almost from
the time she was built, in 1892, at
She is a large steel vessel, being 29fl
feet long and having a tonnage of
2,565. She is owned by Gracie, Beas
ley & Co. of Liverpool. For a long
time she was ln the wheat trade, but
of late years has been seen here in
A fine point In marine law is raise*
in the possibility of the Dalgonar'a
being taken in tow by a passing craft,
should she have remained afloat. The
salvage would he heavy. Is is declared
along the water front, unless the liv
ing cat were aboard when the salvers
arrived. This point, it is said, is
usually solved by the disappearance
of the cat.
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