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BIG RUSH TO
5,000 Christmas Cedars Put
on Market for Record
Price of 50 Cents
They're going: with a rush—the
8.000 Christmas trees bought by The
Call and Post, to be sold at the low
est price on record in order that every
home in San Franciec# may know,
this year what_ the holiday really in.
Pi-ager's big'store has been turned
Into a forest. A thousand of tha
prettiest tre«»s that ever made a child
wiggle its nose with delight have
heen distributed over the store. Each
of them is rehearsing for gift carry
ing by bearing a sign that reads:
San Francisco Call and Post Special
Christmas Tree: Only 50 Cents."
And 4,000 more are stored in the big
loft of the Boos Bros. Cafeteria com
pany, oposite Pragers. where they
were taken by the Emmons Draying
company as fast as they could be un
loaded from the trains that brought
them from the Sierras. These three
companies are helping The Call and
Post make 1913's Christmas memora
bly for the poor children of the city.
RI SH G.> BKroRE ROOK
The rush started early, and before
noon the trees were going faster than
had been expected.
Did the children like it all? Tou
should have seen them. You should
see them, for the sale will continue
right up until Santa Claus' sleigh bells
are almost audible.
The big children liked it. too.
Grown ups and youngsters crowded
Into the store, each with 50 cents in
hand, to buy the trees. The little
forest will remain in the store or the
loft until the deliveries start, and
that will not be before December 20.
Never before has such an oppor
tunity been offered, and San Fran
cisco is making the most of It.
HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS HERE
Many children bought their own
trees, just to help Santa Claus out.
Others bought a tree that they may
be his vicars, giving the trees to the
less fortunate. It's certain that right
around the world, and from Santa
Claus headquarters to the south pole,
there won't be any happier homes
to-A-ari the end of this month than
the 5.000 that have these firs and
Eloping Pair Held
On Larceny Charges
BOSTON. Dec. 13.—Blaming each
other for the troubles that finally re
sulted in their arrest. Thomas Cor
coran. 43 years old. of Blalto. Cal.,
and Daphne Holmes of San Francisco,
who are charged with larceny, barely
recognized each other when they
were taken to the rogues" gallery
late yesterday. Daphne declared that
she would not have remained with
Corcoran for a minute but for the
fa* t t! at he told her that he owned
orange groves miles long. Daphen
is JO years old and says her father
is a postal official at San Franciaeo.
Bill to Abolish Options
On All Food Products
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13.—Repre
sentative Harrison of Mississippi has
prepared a bill, which he will intro
duce next Tueeday, to declare illegal
options and futures on cotton, hops,
wheat, corn, oats, rye. barley, wheat
flour, pork. lard, bacon or other agri
cultural or food products. The bill
embodies drastic provisions to abolish
all auch transactions and to penalize
buyers or sellers of options and
"Too Busy to Marry,"
Says Yankee Peeress
NEW TORK. Dec. 13.—The Count
ess Ppottlswood-Mackin has arrived
on the steamship France from Havre,
laughingly denying that she was to*,
marry' the Duke de la Torre.
"I haven't time to marry," she said.
"Besides, I am too much of an Ameri
can to think of changing my national
ity through marriage."
She will open an ojce in New York,
where she will open subscription lists
Tor an international Joan of Arc
monument at Rouen.
Historic Ft. McHenry
Threatened by Fire
By Associated Press.
BALTIMORE. Md.. Dec. 13.—Fire,
fanned by a high wind, for a time
yesterday afternoon threatened to
devastate historic Fort McHenry, the
birthplace of "The Star Spangled Ban
ner." Burning grass Ignited the ad
ministration building and the officers'
quarters and barracks were endan
Before the Are was extinguished
three rooms of he administration
building were wrecked.
S. P. ORE LAND CASE
IS FINISHED BY U. S.
Taking of testimony has ended in
the Elk Hills land cases, in which
the government seeks to recover pos
session of 118,000,000 worth of oil
lands from the Southern Pacific com
pany. All the government's rebuttal
testimony is in.
Shortly after the first of the year
the documents will be filed in the
I'nlted States district court at Los
J. C. Crawford and W» N. Mills, spe
clnl prosecutors, will return to Wash
The Southern Pacific may still in
troduce surrebuttal testimony.
NAME NEW OFFICERS
At the last meeting of Presidio par
lor No. US, X. D. G. W., these officers
were elected: Past president Hattle
Gaujrhran; president, Mac Kane; vice
V-sidents, Emma Miller, Nellie Kane
ard Argentine Koopman; recording
■4 :re.tary, Annie C. Henley; financial
secretary. Agnes Doagnerty; treas
urer. Minnie Bfnfeind; marshal. Mol
lie Murphy: organist, KJith Belden;
outside sentinel, Ma- Keating; inside
sentinel. Emille Clifford; physicians.
y <• Lafontaine and M. BertoU;
.. Mary Otten, Claire Clarke
; i i: ma Kaiser.
Only o.i- •JlKOtin (tIIMXE"
:,nt - L.vXATIVK BHUiIO .CIMXE.
~- tne ..lif.mtiire ol K. W. f.R'ivr
GABY DESLYS AND FAMOUS HEN TO
SPEND CHRISTMAS IN SAN FRANCISCO
When the present American tour of
Gaby Deslys was planned the little
Parisienn»> asked that her itinerary be
so arranged that she might spend
Christmas in San Francisco. Her
explanation was almost child like.
'Being in San Francisco on Christmas
day will remind me of home." That
is all she said.
It was sufficient, arid her managers
have booked her tour with this city
as a hub.
This also accounts for the fact that
Gaby, her numerous retinue, her as
sociate players, her 200 gowns, prize
laying Victorian leghorn hen and
what not will be compelled to "jump"
from Salt Lake City to San Fran
cisco. It must be done to please the
child. Gaby, who wants to spend her
Christmas in our American Paris.
"The mere suggestion of visiting
San Francisco," says Gaby Dealys.
"thrilled me. And now one of the joys
of my lire is to be realized—a glimpse
of the Golden gate. I hope, too, that
it will not be foggy. My train will
arrive just before sunrise, so that I
may see the Golden gate flooded with
light and then, during my engage
ment I can see it at sunset, which I
am told Is the prettier.
•I am afraid that we Parlßiennts
still have a hazy idea of the far
west, and by that I mean the long
stretches of prairies, which w e think
are principally inhabited by Indians.
When my mother heard that I was
going so far away, she told me to be
careful and never leave the train nor
put my head out of the window.
"Every day I am in San Francisco
I have planned to go somewhere, and
1 am sure that by the time w e fin
ish our engagement at the Cort thea
ter —for we play five matinees in
one week —I shall be a wreck.
"New York I love dearly, but lt
is- all tall buildings, straight streets
and level ones. Life for me there
means only the theater and my hotel.
What I should dearly love to do in
San Francisco is to live in a little
home set high above the bay. Then
I would be in the atmosphere of the
city, because one never really gets
an insight into a strange city unless
it is through the home.
"I am told that in San Francisco
the women are the most becomingly
dressed in America. That pleases me
very much. Perhaps they will not
6tare at my gowns, as they so
"If San Francisco is like Paris —
which stands for the best type of
freedom —then it is there that I
should prefer to play my annual
American engagements, because I de
test restriction of personal liberty In
Gunmen's Appeal to
Be Argued Dec. 17
By Associated Prass.
ALBANY, N. V., Dec. 13.—Argu
ments on the appeal of the four con
victed gunmen charged with the mur
der of Herman Rosenthal will begin
in the court of appeals, December 17.
—CUT THIS OUT—
Coupon for The Call-Alice Lloyd
'THIS Coupon, when presented at the BUSINESS OFFICE OF
I THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, entitles the bearer to ONE
CARD admitting to the TANGO and MODERN DANCING
I classes which MISS ALICE LLOYD will conduct every afternoon,
< after the rr.atinee performance, at the CORT THEATER.
> For particulars see news columns.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL- AND POST, SATURDAY; DECEMBER 13,-1913
IN COLD BLOOD
Slayer Pleads Self-Defense,
but Rye Witnesses Deny
"Murder" was written against the
name of. Henry Breukschulte, a ma
chinist, on the police blotter this
morning, after five men had declared
they saw him stab, without provoca
tion, a man believed to be H. Amburg,
a sailor, at Third and Folsom streets
early this morning.
Breukschulte was caught while
running away from the body by Cor
poral Collins and Policeman Hot
tlnger. A bloody pocketknife was
found on him. He admits the stab
bing, but says it was In self-defense.
The sailor was unconscious when
found, bue died at the central emer
gency hospital before Breukschulte
could be taken before him for identi
Skelly Loses in Vote
of Police Fund Society
The results of the election in the
Widows' and Orphans' association of
the police department were announced
today. In the chief contest, Charles
F. SkJelly, secretary of the police
commission, was beaten for vice pres
ident by one vote, the winner being
Lieutenant John 11. Lackmann.
Corporal Charles J. Ward, unop
posed, waa elected president, and De
tective Sergeant David Murphy, un
opposed, treasurer. Patrolmen George
F. Kopman and James W. Boyle suc
ceed themselves as recording secre
tary and financial secretary. The
trustees elected ar Detective Sergeant
William R. Proll and Patrolmen Frank
E. O'Brien, Thomas P. Gibbons, Ed
ward F. Leonard and James A. Neely,
Chief White's chauffeur.
HOTEL GUEST VANISHES
Albert 24, staying at the
Winchester hotel, disappeared a week
ago. His wife, who lives at the Pan
ama hotel, today asked the police to
Navajos 1900 Years
Old, According to
Writings of Tribe
History Penned in Human Blood
Sent University' of Pennsyl
vania Savant .
By Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 13.—Records
which, it is asserted, upset all theories
of government experts regarding the
origin of the Navajo Indians and in
clude a complete diary of the leading
events in that tribe for 1,900 years,
are on the way from Arizona to the
University of Pennsylvania museum,
according to an announcement' just
The records are carved on stone,
burned on bark, molded in pottery and
drawn on skins and parchments with
human blood, Indian inks and char
One of the records tells of three
distinct races / in North America 1,000
years or more ago.
Would Call Powers
Into Currency Talk
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Pec. 13—A pro
posal that the United States call a
conference of the powers to consider
a worldwide basis of parity between
gold and silver was wrought up in the
consideration of the administration
currency bill today, when Senator
Thomas, democrat, introduced a reso
lution proposing that President Wil
son be authorized to invite England,
France and Germany, whose mone
tary system is based on the gold
standard, to participate, and that five
delegates be appointed from the,
United States when any two Euro
pean nations had accepted the invi
GOLDEN GATE PARK BAND
CONCERT FOR TOMORROW
The Golden Gate park band, under
leadership of Charles H. Cassasa, will
furnish the following program In
Golden Gate park tomorrow after
Anthem, "Star SpanKled Banner"
March. "Resignation" (new; Drat time)
Walts, "Am Hchonen Rhine" Kela Bela
Overture. "Stradella" Kioto*
Suite. "Espagnol 1* Fetra" (ttrst timet
(ai "Less Tor os."
lb) "T.a Kelxa."
(a) "La Narsuelia."
Mosaic. "I'Martoxi" Gaetano Donlsettl
(Introducing the gems of tbe above melodlus
Reminiscences of Gounod Godfrey
lai "Flow Along River Tennessee"
(by request) Gamble
(b) "I'm Always the Same Old Girl"
Hiss Anita Heyuians
Exrerpt«. "I.es notches de t'ornevllle"
(by requestt Planquette
Descriptive piece. "A Hunt in the Black
Forest" (by request) Voetker
Mtireb. "Manhattan Beach" (by request!
WALKER TRIED TO
'GET ME' CORBIN
With William H. Corbin, secretary
of the Continental Building and Loan
association, on the witness stand in
his own defense to refute, if possible,
the charge of havhig made a false re
port to Building and Loan Commis
sioner George Walker, Judge Lawlor
yesterday afternoon adjourned court
with Attorneys Schlesinger and Hen
shall making vigrous but futile objec
tions to the ruling of the Judge that
the lawyers for the prosecution might
begin their cross examination of the
defendant before he had finished giv
ing his direct testimony.
Corbin was not permitted to give a
great deal of testimony on direct ex
amination yesterday.-but while on the
stand he bitterly scored Building and
Loan Commissioner Walker, whom he
accused of having said he would "get"
The defendant stoutly insisted that
the accusation of Walker was without
foundation, and reiterated his state
ment that he had supplemented the
report of the Continental by a private
report dealing with the. $12,000 which
Walker claims should have been listed
as a liability of the corporation.
At the end of the day's session the
case was continued until Monday
morning, when the defense will re
sume Its testimony. It is expected
that the trial will end some time Mon
GERMAN OPERA TOMORROW
Johann Strauss' opera. "Wiener
Blut," will b e given by the German
Operetta company at the German
House tomorrow night.
I Cm IMPROVEMENT BONDS
■ SAFER THAN MORTGAGES
B Your security INCREASES annually
jH Interest and Principal payable in gold at
fIH the office of the City Treasurer.
fg Absolutely FREE From Taxation
in amounts of $25 and up
The Barber Asphalt Paving Company
Head Building San Francisco
BRANCHES AM OVER THE WORLD
Boy of 76 and Girl
Of 67 Are Fanciest
For Years at Cort
One of the highly diverting features
of the dancing at the Cort this week,
because of the grace shown by the
actors as well as because of the age
of the couple, is given by Colonel Marc
Diamond, a youth of 76 summers, and
Mme. Anna Delaware, who con
fesses to 67. They appear in all the
latest rag dances, not excepting the
tango and the turkey trot. In fact,
tangoing and turkey trotting are the
particular forte of Colonel Diamond
and Mme. Deiaware.
TO RUSH TRIAL OF
WESTERN FUEL CO.
With the task of selecting- the jury
to try the Fuel company
conspiracy cases completed yesterday,
the trial will proceed rapidly, ac
cording to U. S. District Court Judge
Maurice T. Dooling. He said the
sessions would be held five days in
the week, beginning Monday, and
that the hours would be from 10 to
12 In the morning and from ] to 4
in the afternoon.
The complete jury follows:
R. E. Herdman, soliciting agent of the
Perm Mutual Life Insurance com
pany, Palo Alto.
Fred Becker, butcher, Oakland.
Thomas C. Maker, patent appliance
promoter, San Francisco.
William K. Beans, banker, San Jose.
B. G. Alleu, hardware merchant. Oak
[* P. Bolander, millwright, San Fran
R. H. Gatley, apartment house pro
prietor, San Francisco.
John H. Bromberger, musician, Ala
J. W. lloekmann, hardware merchant,
Joseph Stackler, blneksmith, Alameda.
P. W. Treacy, paint merchant, Oak
William Ijona;, butcher, Oakland.
GOING TO FAR EAST
A. C. Rulofson, president of the
Home Industry league of California,
has accepted the place offered him
on the commission of three Califor
nlans which is to leave soon to in
vestigate trade conditions in Japan,
China and the Philippine slands.
The San Francisco Symphony or
chestra gave us yesterday a trans
planted Bayreuth feast in honor of
the TeHtonic toneniaster, who came
into being 100 years ago at Leipzig.
It was a comprehensicve Wagnerian
program that was offered to a goodly
audience at the Cort theater: a pro
gram ranging from the master's
early "Lohengrin" to his culminating
The two numbers of the program
that seemed to please the audience
most were the "Tristan" prelude and
the 'Siegfried "Forest Murmurs." In
deed, in the latter composition, which,
by the way, was whipped together by
Wagner for concert use from the sec
ond act of "Siegfried." Hadley was in
his happiest mood, and got excellent
results from his flutes and clarinets.
The "Tristan Prelude and Love
Death," filled as it is witli the great
est intensity of passion and the pa
thos of unutterable longing, was
played In a manner hardly <mpable
of being improved upon. Hadley
built up one climax after another in
the prelude, brought his themes
cleanly out of tbe tonal structure
and gave the audience a bewildering
thrill when he turned his brasses
loose in the mighty passages of one
of the greatest love duets that has
ever been penned.
The "Lohengrin" Vorspiel was
played with a nice sense of tone val
ues in the ethereal string passages—
the brass was a bit heavy in rhythm,
but richly blended. The "Parsifal"
selection disclosed a fine sonority in
the string body.
The program closed with the im
mortal "Tannhauser" overture,
marked by especially clean cut work
in the Venus music and a really fine
handling of the trombones in the
Decree of Sepulveda
The decree handed down in Oak
land two years ago separating An
tonio Sepulveda, cousin of Conchita
Sepulveda, queen of the last Portola.
from his wife, now Mrs. Clara Hell
man, was modified by Judge Harris
in Oakland yesterday so that Sepul
veda will have to pay Mrs. Hellman
$10 a month and will be allowed to
see his son more frequently. Sepul
veda was willing to help support the
child, but balked at giving money to
his former wife after her second
marriage. She is now the wife of
Here is a gift
that is a gift
Make a small payment now—secure delivery in
• time for Christmas—and complete the pur
chase when convenient during next year.
one thing can possibly give so much pleasure to so
many people, for so long a time, at so little cost, as a
We have Columbias to fit every variety of taste or purse—
ranging in price from $17.50 to $500. Only one small
payment puts one of these incomparable gifts into your home.
✓£jJjiO*v Important Notice!
(iff WL&%\ \ All Columbia records will play on Vletor talking
(HI I ml machine". Likewise, all Columbia Grafonolas will play
SI Victor rroordi.
\ >&/ <an ~p supplied by the following stores in San Fran.
clseo and Oakland!
The Emporium. San Francisco.
Clark Wlae & Co., 51 Geary St., S. F.
f Halm's, Oakland.
Central Phonograph Parlors. 3SS 1-th St., Oakland.
Oakland Phonograph Co., tlth St. I Macon Block*. Oakland.
Kohler & Chase, 12th St. (Baron Block), Oakland: 2« O'Farrell St. S. F.
Hauachlldt Music Co.. SI Kraut Aye.. S. F.: 424 13th St., Oakland.
G. A. Elnselen Jr., SSSB Mission St.. S. F.
l.ubbe Broa., 23«4 Mission St., S. F.; 1438 Fillmore St., S. F.s 1911 San
Pablo Aye., Oakland.
Mission Phonograph and Piano Co., 233S Mission St., 3051 16th St.. S. F.
E. G. Pierce, «S» 14th St. S. F.
F. J. Chrlstophe, 2300 Mission St.. S. F.
J. Raymond Smith. O'Farrell and Fillmore St"„ S. F.
BTron JlauiT, 280 Stockton St.. S. F.
international Credit Co., 1458 Grant Aye.
Fntl A Perasao. 343 ColumbuM Aye., S. F.
COLUMBIA GRAPHOPHONE CO.
334 SUTTER STREET
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Steeplejack to Do
Tango While Perched
On Building Derrick
Frank E. Steinhacher, the dare
devil steeplejack, will dance a tango
and do other hair raising stunts for
the amusement of pasersby at the
topmost peak of the huge derrick on
the Federal Realty building being
constructed at the gore of Broadway
and Telegraph avenue, Oakland, at
Steinbacher haw performed acrobat
ic stunts on .the peaks of the highest
buildings in the country and several
days ago startled spectators in Oak
land's business center by performing
stunts on the flagpole of the new /Ity
hall, 485 feet above the ground.
U. R. R. to Raise Pay
Of Platform Men
President Jesse W. Lilienthal of the
United Railroads has announced th»
future policy of the company, includ-'
ing an increase in the wages of the
employes and a plan for their insur
ance. There are throe innovations, all
to become effective the first of the
year. Th first in an offr to give
motormen and conductors all the
money they can save the company by
the avoidance of accidents. The sec
ond is a voluntary increase of 2 cents
an hour, according to length of serv
cie, in the wagfs of the platform men.
The third provides for life-insurance
of all the older men of the company
for the benerit of their families.
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Surrounding Bay Cities
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