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The New Call's Edition at 6:00 A. M. Contains News That Does Not Get Into Regular City Papers
Highest Tcmperntiire \>«ter«lay. .Tβ; l,ow«t Sued*?
Mrht, 44. For detail* of the Weather see p«K«- i:t.
SAN FRANCISCO
HAS
OSE HUNDRED AND TEN
PUBLIC AND TWENTY
SIX PRIVATE SCHOOLS,
VOLUME CXI 11.—NO. 66.
INCOME TAX LAW
MADE POSSIBLE
BY STATE ACTION
Thirty-eight Members of Sis
terhood Having Declared
in Favor of Amendment,
Democratic Leaders Pre
pare to Enact Law Putting
Plan in Operation Soon
NEW METHOD TAKES
PLACE OF OLD LAW
Those Earning More Than
$5,000 Yearly Must Con
tribute to Support of the
General Government—Sum
to Be Raised Expected to
Reach $100,000,000 a Year
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—Direct taxes
•r o n the incomes of citizens of the
I'nited States, whether derived from
idle capital or from the conduct of
business were made possible today by
the ratification of the sixteenth amend
ment to the federa! constitution.
Delaware. Wyoming an<l New Mexico
indorsing the income tax amendment
through their respective legislatures,
et*d a Mst of Z% states that have
•ed it, two more than the three
<!)arter« necessary fur its final adop-
pr*dlct*d tonight
through this authorization the
law which will he passed to levy the
tax uj n incomes will be
•=oon as the extra ses
'pn*. l»s exact terms have not
pori. hut it is believed
it will exempt all incomes below $4,000
or JS.CtQO: and will provide a tax of
1 per cent upon the majority of per
sonal incomes that do not run to an
excessive figure. {
IVFORMAL NOTICE GIVE*
Informal notice of the final adort- j
tion of the new amendment was given
to the senate by Senator Brown of N>
bra«kn, who introduced the discussion
n 1909 upon which the proposal for an
income tax was submitted to the
states. The drafting of the bill to put
Hw tax into effect, it is expected, will
fall to the lot of Representative Cor
<lell Hull of Tennessee, a member of
the house ways and means committee.
drew th*» excise tax bill proposed
last year by Ui« democratic house of
representatives, hut which did not be
come law.
The income tax will h* designed to
supDlant the present corporation tax
and will apply to the incomes of indi
lls, firms and corporations.
Iγ. a statement tonight. Representa
tive Hull declared he favored making
the new tax an integral part of the
financial system of the United States, to
remain in full force without regard to
•' <* character of tariff bills that con
gress may enact from time to time.
Will COLLECT AT SOIRfE
Or,? feature which it 5s believed will
be included in the law will be provision
for "collecting , at the source" of the
Income. This feature, now in operation
in England, would require firms to cer
tify amounts, to pay individuals in
salaries and fees and pay the tax direct
to the government. It is believed this
v.-nuld remove much complaint that
might be made if the government had
to investigate every individual citizen's
income and would prevent evasion of
the law.
The annual amount that the govern
ment may realize under the Income tax
pstimated by democratic leaders in
-"ingress at approximately $100,000,000.
This would include the $20,000,000 col
lected under the present corporation
tax.
EXPENSES WILL BE CI RBED
•'One of the important results of an
income tax," said Representative Hull,
trill be the curbing of unnecessary
federal expenditures. When a great
part of the government's income is de
rived by a direct tax upon the citirens
r.f the nation they will scrutinize more
carefully the appropriations made by
congress."
Probably it wUJ remain for President
etoet Wood row Wilson to make official
announcement of the income tax amend
ment to t!»e constitution.
Up to date the state department has
received notices of appVoval by the leg
islatures of only 34 states. West Vir
pinia. Delaware, Wyoming and New
;ico not having reported on their ac
tion. The department can not act upon
thing less than the official certificate
the governors and secretaries of
state.
Even when, all the certificates are at
hand the executive will not be in a
poeition formally to announce that fact.
In a matter of this Importance "it Is
necessary to move with extreme cau
tion, and Secretary Knox, the custodian
of the certificates, will refer them to
the solicitor of the department of state
for examination as to their sufficiency.
JLJ KI.ALITY ALREADY Ql KSTIOXED
Aiready some questions have been
raised as to the legality o* the returns.
In Kentucky the legislature initially
adopted the amendm-\nt in advance of
CußilDued ca Page 2, Column 7
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
"The People's Newspaper ,1
ZAPATA'S REBELS
KILL 25 ON TRAIN
Four Passengers Among Slain
and Women Carried Away
By Insurrectos
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 3.—Rebel fol
lowers of General Zapata attacked a.
passenger train traveling from Mexico
City to Ozumba. 43 miles south of the
capital, today, killing or wounding &51
the 20 soldiers 5n the train's escort-
Four men passengers were killed and
many of the women passengers were
carried off by the rebels.
The train was halted by the derail
ment of the engine in a cut. The
rebels then began firing on the train,
concentrating their fire on the troop
car.
Some of the survivors were brought
herp tonight. They relate stories of
terrible atrocities. Several of the
wounded have died and the list of dead
now is estimated at 23.
The government has ordered the
troops in the vicinity of Osumba to re
double their efforts against the rebels.
MAID OF MRS. McLEAN
SPANKS $100,000,000 BABY
i
; Soon Afterward Servant Wfco Pimlehed
"Man'i Boy' , Pack* Her Effect*
and Leave*
(gparial Pi*n*trh to The Call)
PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3.— Vinson
I McLean, the 3 year old eon of Edward
!B. McLean of Washington, who said the
I other day that his reasons for having J
I three detectives and two male nurses j
leans for the boy was that he wanted
j him to be brought up a "man's boy."
j yesterday was spanked by a woman.
.Soon afterward this woman, his
mother's maid, packed up and left
hastily for the north.
One of the detectives just outside the
boy'a door heard the first resounding
smack and interfered at the moment
the second one landed bare, all of
which goes to show that the greatest
possible precautions occasionally will
prove ineffective.
SAN FRANCISCO POLICE
PROTECTION IS COSTLY
Ot**«Ti« P*y 93.4H Prr Capita tor j
Maintenance and Snpport of It*
Depart mrnt
?Sr«-' ' T>!*7itrh in The Ctl!>
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2.—The bureau
of the census recently completed the
tabulation of police statistics for a
number of the most important cities
of the country.
The statistics show the number of
employes of the police departments and
the per capita cost and average num
ber of patrolmen to 10,000 inhabitants
and to 1.000 acres of land surface in
earh citjr.
Tbe per capita cost varies from $1.19
for New Orleans to $3.43 for San Fran
cisco, and the average number of pa
trolmen to 10,000 inhabitants varies
from 7.3 in Minneapolis to 21.9 for
Washington, D C.
ADMIRAL DEWEY ASKED
TO OCTOBER CARNIVAL
Hero of Manila Bay Accepts Invitation
of Committee and Will Attend
If He Can
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON', Feb. 3.—Paul T. Car
roll, the member of the Portola com
mittee, was in Washington today in
terviewing government officials in re
gard to naval participation in the Por
tola celebration in San Francisco next
October.
i
He interviewed Admiral Dewey and
informally invited him to visit San
Francisco next fall as the guest of the
tity.
Admiral Dewey accepted the invita
tion conditionally and expressed a
great desire to visit San Francisco and
see the monument erected in his honor
in Union square.
ROW IN THE REFORM CLUB
Withdrawn! of I.lord-Georce and
( hiirrhUl Startle* London
LONDON. Feb. 3—The Express re
ports a political sensation in the resig
nation from the Reform club of David
Lloyd-George, chancellor of the ex
chequer, and Winston Spencer Church
ill, first lord of the admiralty. They
have been members of the club for sev
eral years. The reason for the resig
nations has not been disclosed.
UNION OFFICER IS JAILED
Arrent Seqnel to Recent Shooting of
Tliomaat t onroy "
JERSEY CITY, N. J., Feb. 3.—A se
quel to the recent ' shooting of ; Thomas
Conroy came today i with : the arrest ,of
Peter P. Murphy, business agent of the .
Hoisting Engineers' union of this city,
on a warrant charging conspiracy !n
an attempt to bring about the death
of j" John W. Burke, a member of the
same union.
FELONS FIGHT CITY FIRE
Convict* Called <J»it Save Ralldlaga fa
MlMOnrl Capital
JEFFERSON CITT. Mo., Feb. 3.—
Convicts from the state prison were
called out today to fight a flre that
destroyed the Thomas building , , one of
the largest office buildings in Jefferson
City. The work of the trained fire
fighters from the penitentiary pre
vented the flames from spreading to
adjoining buildings.
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1913.—PAGES 1 TO 8.,
HOW IN GERMAN
HOUSE SETTLED
BY ITS MANAGERS
All Sorts of Rumors in Air
Concerning Society, Its
Finances and Actions
of Some Members
NO DEFICIT EXISTS,
SAYS SECRETARY
Association Does Not Need
Money, and if It Did It
Could Get It
A German house divided against it
self shall never fall.
This is a reversal of scripture, but
all Germany is original, even to its spe
cial brews , .
There has been a row in the German
house. This .house is not built upon a
rock, but it Iβ built upon concrete
foundations at Polk and Turk streets.
Tt has prospects , , many, and has money
in the bank, but there are some who
refuse to join the cheerful chorus of
advancement and who think that op
timism Is the real hole in the dough-
I nut, and not pessimism.
For several weeks the German house
has not been in complete harmony with
its surroundings, but last night, at the
meeting of the board of directors of
the society there was a feeling of
comradeship that aima to keep its roof
on straight
OXE MEMBER IXSUHGIJTG
Some time ago it was , reported that
Fred Rathjen, prominent wholesale
butcher, had declared that a member of
the board of directors had come to him
and said, "Buy my stock; I want to get
out."
Kethjen took the offer and now that
particular member Ms insurging with
such vengeance that Adolph Becker.
member of the directorate, and Carl W.
Muller, secretary, were forced to the
firing line. One story was that Muller
had gone security for Olaf Tveitmoe.
condemned for alleged conspiracy In
the dynamite cases, and that the Ger
man House association had taken um
brage at this action.
Another story was that the German
house had certain obligations that had
to be met within 60 days and that a
10 per cent per capita assessment was
necessary to make up the deficit.
From what Secretary Muller said
last night there is no truth whatever
In the deficit rumor. The German
house is substantial and has the back
ing of the best financial institutions
in the city.
DOES \OT \KED MONEY
"The association does not nepd
money," said Mr. Muller. "We have
the backing of a strong banking insti
tution and our stock is not on sale.
If it were it could easily be taken up
by members who are only too willing
to assume this responsibility.
"The association owes about $20,000
on the Polk and Turk street house
and we have not the slightest doubt
that this could be raised within a few
hours' notice if we really needed the
money. We have had some dissension
in the organization, but it does not
amount to anything. There is no truth
in. the report that the several German
societies are dissatisfied with their
quarters in the community building
and I do not think that you can find
any one who will say that they are."
Adolph Becker, a prominent promoter
of the German house idea and a mem
ber of the board of directors said that
he had not resigned from the associa
tion and that he did not intend to do
so. Mr. Becker said:
"I am satisfied the affairs will go
ahead and that it will prosper. I
have heard some rumors of discontent,
but I can assure you that there will
be harmony."
Last evening the association held Its
regular meeting of the board of di
rectors and the question of the dif
ferences between members was brought
up. Treasurer Seibe"s report was said
to be a clear showing of the financial
condition of the association and was
well received.
The meeting of the board of directors
last evening was an executive session.
Matters pertaining to the management
of the association were discussed and
the concrete opinion of the board
seemed to be that the best way out
of any trivial difficulties that beset it
was to express confidence in its direc
tor* and declare that "nothing that the
Germans do shall ever be undone."
SCION OF RICH DIES POOR
G. H. Rockwell of Millionaire Family
Succumb* Iβ < ounty Hospital
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
SANTA BARBARA, Feb. 3.—The scion
of a millionaire family of Boston died
today In the county hospital when
George H. Rockwell succumbed to an
attack of locomotor ataxia. Rockwells
brother. John Rockwell, of Medford,
Mass., reputed to be worth $500,000, has
wired the county authorities to give
the body a decent burial. l
HAS COMMITTED NO CRIME
Mrs. Mackenzie Gordon Would Vote
Demands Suffrage
Though Wedded
To Foreigner
Wife of Clubman and
Singer Appeals to
Supreme Court
If Mackenzie.Gordon, member of the
Bohemian and Family dubs, and gifted
singer, was not blessefj with an artis
tic temperament, which disapproved
of contact with prosaic immigrants,
this story never would have been writ
ten. Equally important to the crea
tion of this tale is the fact that hi*
beautiful wife, who was formerly Miss
Ethel Coope, hag given heart and soul
to the progress of the "Votes fojft
Women" movement.
Because the talented singer of
Scotch ballads did not take out nat
uralization papers when he arrived in
Xew York 20 odd years ago, although
in line with hundreds of strangers
from foreign shores for 10 tedious
hours for that purpose, his pretty wife,
herself a native daughter of Califor
nia, found is necessary yesterday to
file with the supreme court of Cali
fornia a petition for a writ of man
date directing the board of election
commissioners to accept her applica
tion to become a regular, registered
voter of the city and county of San
Francisco.
"Pickpockets, murderers, embezzlers
and ex-convicts of all kinds are de
prived of the right of suffrage," said
Mrs. Gordon yesterday, "but I have
done nothing criminal unless it be a
Coßtluurd on Paje 2. Lolomo 3
JESTS WITH ODD
BARBER TO SAVE
NECK FROM RAZOR
Chicagoan Jollies Lunatic
Suspect While He Is Being
Shaved, Then Sum
mons Policeman
CHICAGO, Feb. 3.—John Holm, a news.
paper man. had one of the closest shaves
of his life today. He was shaved by
Perry E. Hall, a barber, who constantly
discussed the ease with which he might
cut Holm's throat. Holm, convinced that
the man was Insane, jested with him
until he could escape from the chair,
and then caused his arrest.
"It's a fine day," Hall remarked as he
lathered Holm.
"Uh huh," answered Holm out of t>ne
corner of his? mouth.
"And it's a fine edge I have on my
razor today," Hall continued. "In fact —"
He rested the edge of the razor on
Holm's Adams apple and then went on:
"In fact, I could cut your throat with
out any trouble. I don't believe a drop
of blood would show on the blade, it's
so keen."
"Slay b*! not," Holm replied. "But
think how it would muss the towele."
"Yes. yes." Hall laughed. "Sure. No
body would blame me. though, if I did
cut your throat, would they? ,.
"Oh, no," Holms agreed. "But we are
old friends, so put it off a few days."
When the shave was finished Holm
refused a shampoo/massage or haircut.
Hβ hurried out and got a policeman.
The barber's sanity will be investigated
tomorrow.
GAYNOR'S ASSAILANT DIES
TRENTON. R. J . Feb. 3.—James J.
Gallagher, who shot Mayor Gaynor of
New York nearly two years ago in
Iloboken. died today at the New Jersey
state 'hospital for the insane in Trenton.
Death was due to paresis.
"An Independent Newspaper"
Mrs. Mackenzie Gordon and her husband, the gifted singer.
DETECTIVE SHOT
FOUND IN SNOW
Pittsburgh Kan., Election Contest
Followed by Killing of Man
Who Took Leading Part
PITTSBURG. Kan., Feb. 3.—Almost
concealed by the heavy snow that also
hid the tracks of hfs slayer, the body
of Sam Reed, who acted as interpreter
in the recent hearings of the election
contest cases involving republican and
socialist candidates, was found today
in a roadway near Dunkirk. Reed had
been sho\ through the head.
In gathering evidence for use In the
contest hearings Reed acted ag a de
tective as well as one of the official In
terpreters when the case came to trial.
For this part in the "work he had been
threatened with death.
FAMOUS SOLOIST AILING
Mrs. Alfred 11. MagM I* a Victim of
Tuberculoids
(Sp*fUl Dispatch to The Call)
NEW YORK, Feb. 3.—Great sorrow
was expressed in musical circles in this
city today when it was learned that
Mrs. Alfred H. Magee, who won fame
as Reata Winfleld, a violin soloist, had
been ordered to the Pacific coast be
cause of an attack of tuberculosis and
left for southern California today.
RICH GOLD STRIKE IS MADE
Find Cause* Excitement la High Grade
Mialns DUtrtrt
FORT BIDWELL, Feb. 3.—Conslder
| able excitement has been caused here
by the report of a rich gold strike in
! (he High Grade mining district. Own-
I ers of the Sunset claim to have un
covered an eight foot body of ore
which runs rich in values.
CASTRO CALLS ON GAYNOR
Former President of Venezuela Haa a
Talk \Vi*li the Mayor
NEW YORK- F* b - 3 - —Clpriano Cas
tro, former president of Venezuela,
called on Mayor Gaynor at the city
hall tyis afternoon. Castro is enjoying
brief liberty in the city, having been
released on bail pending argument on
a writ of habeas corpus
WEATHER FORECAST:
R»ln, brlttk aouth nrlud.
LOST— Simdny erenUiu. * diamond h«rre«t
crescent, set in platinum, jrwlnjc from Fair
mont hot»>l. Powell ami Jackenn ear. to ♦
LOST —Sunday, baby chain ami locket. n»me
FOR CONTINUATION OF THESE ADVER
TISEMENTS SEE CLASSIFIED PAGES.
WEALTHY MEXICAN
KILLS SISTER WHO
LOVED A REBEL
Friend of Diaz Then Sends
Bullet Through Own Body
After He Ends War
Romance
(Sp*M«J niepafeh tn The Call)
MEXICO. CITY. Feb. 3.—lntgo No
riega. Jr., and his slstev, Senorita
Eulalia Noriega, members of one of
th" oldest and richest Spanish families
in Mexico were found shot to death in
their father's home.
They were the oniy children of
Inigo Noriega, Sr., a friend of Porflrio
Diaz.
Although the family tried to close
all avenues of information It -was said
by officials who investigated the affair
that young Noriega had killed his
sister and then committed suicide.
Gossip has - woven a romance about
the name of Senorita Noriega, who Was
one of the handsomest Spanish eJrls in
Mexico and that of a revolutionist who
had fought under Madero but later
turned against him.
It was rumored that Noriega in a
burst of anger because his sister would
not break off the attachment killed her.
TEN CHICKENS COST $1,000
Stockton Poultry Fancier* Get Buff
Orpingtons From Knctanri
STOCKTON. Feb. 3.—Charles Holman
and William Perdy, local poultry fan
ciers, received 10 Buff Orpingtons from
England today, for which they paid
$1,000.
MINER IS NOW PRESIDENT
Head of Finnish Diet Once Toiled In
lotted Stat en
HELSIXGFORS. Finland. Feb. 3.—
M. Tokoi, the social democrat who has
just been elected president of the diet. !
worked as a miner in the United States
for more than 10 years.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WAR RESUMED
BY ALLIES, WHO
OPEN FIRE ON
BESIEGED CITY
Bulgaria Turns Deaf Ear to
Powers—Unless Turkey
Accedes to Demands of
Balkans United Armies
Will Attempt to Drive
Her Completely Out of
Europe—Ozman Pasha
Says Mussulmans Will
Fight Like Wild Animals
ALBANIANS TAKING
FIELD SAYS REPORT
Turkish Delegate to London
Says Allies Will Find
Themselves Confronted
With Seasoned Veterans
and Intimates Ottomans
Are Prepared to Put Up
Good Fight—Scutari on
Verge of Falling Says Dis
patch From Belgrade
LONDON", Feb. 3.—The Balkan war
has been resumed. The bombardment
of Adrianople began at 7 o'clock to
night, and a small skirmish occurred
at the Tchatalja lines. The armistice
had lasted exactly two monthe. The
j allies opened fire at Adrianople.
Bulgaria has turned a deaf ear to the
I remonstrances of the powers, and un
j less Turkey yields to the Balkan de
mands the allied armies will now at
tempt to drive her completely oit of
Europe.
According to a dfsDatch from Bel
grade tonigrht. Scutari already is on
the point of falling. Tt is reported that
thf Turkish commander has sent two
representatives to the Servian com
mander to propose the capitulation of
that town.
XO FIRTHER ARHISTICK
Doctor Danefff, head of the Bulgarian
delegation, in an interview In Paris
tonight, said he had promised Sir IV.
ward Grey, the British foreign sec
retary, if the Turks Immediately ac
cepted the allies' conditions they
would conclude peace, but whatever
happened there would be no further
armistice.
Sir Edward Grey had a long Inter
view with the king today, after which
he attended a brief meeting of the
ambassadorial conference, but nothing
of importance was transacted, there
being no new development since Sat
urday.
Osman Nizam! Pasha, the second
Turkish delegate, will leave London
tomorrow to resume his ambassadorial
duties at Berlin. He said tonight that
from Information received from mili
tary sources he believed the allies
underestimated the condition of the
Turkish army and would flnd them
selves confronted by a redoubtable
enemy—the best Mussulman warriors,
veterans from Arabia, who had fought
under Izxet Bey. and tried soldiers
and good marks-men lately engaged in
Tripoli under Enver Bey and Fethy
Bey. He added:
WIIX FIGHT LIKE ANIMALS
"That ambassador was right who
predicted that if driven to despair the
Turks would fight like wild animals."
The immediate object of the armies
of the allies Is the capture of Andrla
nople. Upon this fortress the combined
Bulgarian and Servian armies, the lat
ter well supplied with siege artillery,
concentrating their exertions.
For the present the Bulgarian gen
erals will simply try to hold the
Turkish troops at Tehatalja.
King Nicholas of Montenegro has
again started for the Turkish fortress
of Scutari, to direct a renewed attack.
He hopes by capturing the city to ob
tain a better chance of keeping definite
possession when peace finally comes.
In the weetern Turkish province of
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