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Disinherited Heir Objects to
Mother's Family Allowance
in Splivalo Estate
Foreshadowing- a bitter contest over
the $200,000 estate of the late milling
king. Caesar R. Splivalo. Adrian W.
Splivalo, a disinherited son. today
filed an opposition to the petition of
his mother. Laura C. Splivalo, who is
asking Judge Graham for a family al
lowance of $300. The son attacks the
purported will, declaring that no legal
testament exists, and adds that his
mother does not need maintenance
from the estate, and that if the court
should see fit to allow her money for
support the sum should not be more
than $50 a month.
Splivalo died on November 12 at the
age of 63 years. His widow alleges
that the property consists of a family
home at 275$ Vallejo street, where
she now lives, worth $17,500; the Spli
valo ranch ln San Mateo, worth $60,
--000. and the milling business valued
The will that is in dispute is dated
November 8 of this year and is wit
nessed by Attorney Edwin P. Cooper
and H. K. Eells. It leaves the prop
erty to Mrs. Splivalo. the widow; Ray
mond B. Splivalo of 3555 Jackson
street, and Beatrice Shoemaker of
2373 Filbert street, a son and daugh
Judge Graham has ordered Mrs.
Splivalo to make a deposition in the
ca-e Thursrday morning at the office
of George D. Perry. Cooper is attor
ney for the heirs and Lent & Hum
phreys are the attorneys for the op
"TAD'S" FAMOUS DAFFY
DILS AS SCARF PINS
"Bull" Durham Week Being Cele
brated In San Francisco by
Attractive Gift Scheme
C. J. Michaels of the Tobacco Com
pany of California, assisted by Mr. N.
F. Carroll, Is in San Francisco this
•week, advertising the famous old
"Bull" Durham Tobacco.
This week at tobacco dealers all
over town, every purchaser of a 5c
bag of "Bull" Durham is being pre
sented with a gold plated Daffydll
Scarf Pin. These pins are an abso
lute novelty. Every reader of Tad's
famous DafTydlls, which appear ln the
papers all over the country, will be
delighted to secure one. They are
at the same time an amusing and at
tractive ornament, and ln connection
with the sale of "Bull" Durham to
bacco should prove particularly at
tractive to local smokers.
"Do you know," said Mr. Michaels
to a Call and Post reporter, "that
'Bull' Durham is the most extensively
handled article in the world? Sounds
pretty big, doesn't it; and yet it as a
fact. More than 600,000 dealers handle
'Bull' Durham in the United States
"You might think that salt, or
sugar, or flour was more extensively
sold than 'Bull," but such is not the
case. Salt and other products are
sold only by grocers, of which there
are perhaps a quarter of a million in
this country. 'Bull' Durham is Bold
b.y nearly all grocers, and hy tobacco
stores, restaurants, news stands and
other places, so that the total sums up
above 600,000. •
"Last year the total sales of this
famous tobacco were 352.000,000 sacks,
nearly a million for every day on the
calendar. It is the 'universal' luxury,
being smoked by every class, from
college professor or millionaire to the
cowboy on the plains. It is a regular
ration in the Army and Navy, and a
bag of 'Bull' sticking out of the sail
or's blouse or the soldier's khaki shirt
is a familiar sight.
"Better buy a bag of 'Bull' at your
dealer's this week, and get one of the
Marks in Statement
Defends Miss Burris
A statement was issued today by
Alfred Marks, who was recently sued
for a divorce, setting forth the posi
tion of Miss Edna Burris in connec
tion with charges made by his wife.
In his statement, Marks says that
Miss Burris did not arrive at his
home until November 80 and that at
all times her mother was with her.
This he says was not until two
months after he had been living at
his home alone, his wife having re
fused to return.
Filipinos Well Taught,
After 10 years of missionary work
in the Philippine Islands, Archbishop
Jeremiah Harty, on hi sarrlval in San
Francisco, has announced that there
are more than 600.000 children ln the
schools scattered throughout the
islands and that most of them are
being brought up ln the Christian
faith. Archbishop Harty. who arrived
on the Tenyo Maru yesterday after
noon, will spend a short time ln this
rlty as the guest of Father Joseph
FR. RICARD TO TALK ON
WEATHER TUESDAY EVE
Father Jerome S. Rlcard, "padre of
the ralna" of Santa Clara, will speak
on sun spots and weather next Tues
day night at Knights of Columbus
auditorium. Father Rlcard will ex
plain the elements that govern
EMPLOYES OF CITY TO
GET CHRISTMAS MONEY
Ararangements are being made by
Treasurer McDougald to pay all city
employes before Christmas day. He
has addressed a "Christmas greeting"
to the beads of all municipal depart
ments, urging them to have the de
mands of the treasury prepared on
time for the early payment of sal
To Care a Cold in One Day
Take LAXATIVE BBOMO QUININE Tablets.
Druggist* refund money If It fall* to cure. B.
IT. OROVaVg .Lgaatars is oa each box. 24c—
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, STEP
CALLS TANGO CLASS STARTS
Alice Lloyd (in white) and Frank Fogarty, instructors of The Call's tango class, and two students.
Scores Take First Dancing
Lesson at Cort Theater of
Up and down the aisles they
swayed: back and forth on the stage
Bows and rows of them; lines and
lines of them.
It was The Call's dancing- class at
their first lesson yesterday afternoon,
under the tutelage of Alice Lloyd,
Frank Fogarty and some of the other
clever dancers who are making merry
at the Cort theater this week.
After the matinee those who had
secured tickets at The Call business
office remained ln their seats. Then
they were invited to go on the stage
and meet the instructors. Scores of
them crowded into the wings and
gathered in long rows on the stage,
while many others sat shyly ln the
FOGARTY STAGE MAXAGBR
Frank Fogarty, the Dublin minstrel,
was stage manager, instructor *nd
prize partner for the most expert of
Miss Lloyd took the bashful youths
in hand and encouraged them to
"Just a step freer. One, two, three,
four, step. Now, this way. You're do
ing well. Dip, now, dip a bit."
Fauly and Young, the pair who are
the maddest dancers of all the "Dance
Mad" group, were the most serious
Miss Young had a class of men; Mr.
Pauly had two absorbed classes of
Young and old, graceful and gawky,
well dressed and shabby, they glued
their eyes to the agile white socks and
black pumps of the lithe youth and
counted, swung and crouched. First
it was all counting, then came orders
for the music to begin.
"That'll put heart into you," said
Fogarty with his best Irish accent.
Then he dropped his voice and said
ln a tense voice aside: "Look at that
woman with the orange feather in her
hat. I hope she never gets the step."
MARVELOt S PROGRESS
She probably did though, for the
progress made was marvelous. A
pretty girl ln a green satin skirt was
soon tangoing with the ease and grace
of a professional all across the stage
with young Mr. Pauly, and a plump
man with an Elks' badge In his but
to hole was curveting gaily around
with Miss Young..
This afternoon and every other day
this week, immediately at the close
of the matinee, about a quarter to
5 o'clock,' these classes will be given.
Cut your coupon from The Call, bring
It to the business office* at Third and
Market streets and get a free lesson.
People to Vote On
By a unanimous vote the board of
supervisors this afternoon decided to
submit to the people at the next gen.
eral election the question of whether
or not the cemeteries of this city shall
be abandoned. On motion of Super
visor Hayden a resolution was adopted
authorizing City Attorney Long and
Election Commissioner Cator to draft
an ordinance which shall come before
they oters under a referendum propo
sition at the general election in No
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL AND POST. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1913
—CUT THIS OUT—
Coupon for The Call-Alice Lloyd
=C 0 RTTHEAT E R=
THIS Coupon, when presented at the BUSINESS OFFICE OF
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, entitles the bearer to ONE
CARD admitting to the TANGO and MODERN DANCING
classes which MISS ALICE LLOYD will conduct every afternoon,
after the matinee performance, at the CORT THEATER.
For particular* ace newa columns.
5,000 INVITED TO
MEET MRS. HEARST
To show their regard and their ap
preciation for her Interests in the Uni
versity of California, a reception to
Mrs. Phoebe Apperson Hearst will be
held at the St. Francis hotel December
11 by the alumni association of the
About 6,000 invitations have been
sent out, and lt is expected that there
Will be an attendance of between 1,000
Those who have been asked to form
the receiving line with Mrs. Hearst
are Governor Hiram W. Johnson and
Mrs. Johnson, President J. Arthur Els
ton of the Alumni association and
Mrs. Elston, Dr. D. P. Barrows, acting
president of the university, and Mrs.
To Have Smooth, White,
Soft Skin All Winter
(From the Woman Beautiful.)
Doe* your skin chap or roughen
easily ln this weather, or become un
duly red or blotchy? Let me tell you
a quick, easy way to overcome the
trouble and keep your complexion
beautifully white, smooth and soft
the winter long. Just get an ounce
of ordinary mercolized wax at the
nearest drug store and use a little
before retiring, as you would cold
cream. Upon arising, remove the
coating with sudsy water. The wax.
through some peculiar attribute, flecks
off the rough, discolored or blemished
skin. The worn-out cuticle comes off
Just like dandruff on a diseased scalp,
only ln almost Invisible particles.
Mercolized wax simply hastens Na
ture's work. Used as required, it
keeps the face constantly free from
devitalized scarf skin and only the
healthy, young-looking skin is in evi
dence. It's the best treatment known
for weatherbeaten, aged, muddy,
freckled, pimpled and all unbeautiful
Some skins wrinkle easily in winter.
There's an excellent remedy in a
harmless wash lotion made by dis
solving 1 oz. powdered saxollte ln %
pint witch hazel. This will quickly
eradicate every line.—Advertisement.
Hale's for Toys
Market at Fifth
Barrows, and Mr. and Mrs. Guy C.
Earl. There will be music and light
refreshments will be served.
Bath and Lounging Robes
For Men and Women
A most suitable seasonable gift.
A daily reminder of the giver.
A daily comfort to the wearer.
A beautiful and original variety —
neat patterns — excellent quality —
$3.50 $4.00 $4.50 $5.00 to $30.00
HAS PLAN TO END
Dr. Emma J. Merritt, Execu
trix, Asks Court to Partition
Estate Among Heirs
A ahort cut to end the disagree
ment among the heirs of the late
Adolph Sutro was taken today by Dr.
Emma L. Merritt, executrix of the
estate, who filed in the superior court
two petitions to have the court dis
tribute the property among the heirs
according to the share of each. Doc
tor Merritt names as plaintiff in the
suit Mrs. Rosa V. Morbio, Mrs. Cora
A English, Edgar Sutro and Henri
etta Sutro, children of the decedent,
and as defendant. Charles W. Sutro
and Elizabeth Nussbaum, who are also
heirs at law. She names these ln one
suit. In the second Attorneys Gar
rett W. McEnerney and C. S. Wheeler
are defendants, having shares in some
of the property.
Doctor Merritt asks that the de
fendants be required to set out their
rights to the lands, and that the court
adjudge the Interests of the parties,
partition the property and allot the
GUILTY OF ASSAULT
At a hearing before the police com
mission last ntght. Patrolman Thomas
Deasy pleaded guilty to the charge of
assaulting Patrolmen W. J. Harring
ton and Emil Quehen on the night
of November 2-, but denied he had
used a blackjack. He was given an
Pullman Sleeping Car Servfe* to
A Pullman sleeping car to Susan
villa is attached to Southern Pacific
train No. 6, the "Atlantic Express"
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
days. Leave Ferry Station 6:40 p. m.,
Oakland Sixteenth street atatlon, 7:15
p. m. Returning from Susanvllle,
Pullman is attached to train No. 28
on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
A WARNING TO MANY
Some Interesting Facts About
Few people realize to what extent
their health depends upon the condi
tion of the kidneys.
The physician in nearly all cases of
serious illness makes a chemical an
alysis of the patient's urine. He knows
that unless the kidneys are doing
their Work properly the other organs
can not readily be brought back to
health and strength.
When the kidneys are neglected or
abused ln any way, serious results are
sure to follow. According to health
statistics, Bright's disease, which is
really an advanced form of kidney
trouble, caused nearly 10,000 deaths in
1812 in the state of New York alone.
Therefore, lt behooves us to pay more
atetntion to the health of these most
An ideal herbal compound that has
had remarkable success as a kidney
remedy is Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
the great Kidney, Liver and Bladder
The mild and healing influence of
this preparation, in most cases, is soon
realized, according to sworn state
ments and verified testimony of those
who have used the remedy.
If you feel that your kidneys require
attention, and wish a sample bottle,
write to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Blngham
ton, N. Y. Mention this paper. Inclose
10 cents and they will gladly forward
it to you by parcels post.
Swamp-Root is sold by every drug
gist in bottles of two sizes, 60c and $1.
Market at Fifth
Closes at 6 o'clock, including Christmas eve.
1,500 Pieces New 1914 Ginghams
Two Qualities, yard 9c and 10c
1 Because of an earlier shipment than usual, from the manufacturer, of
I our new Spring stock of ginghams, we are able to show these pretty
j pieces a month earlier than is customary. The patterns and styles, in
ginghams, are more attractive and pleasing this season than ever be- |
fore —come, make your choice while the stock is new and the.values
II so exceptionally low. (Basement Salesroom)
II Box of 6 for $ 1.00 Box of 6 for $ 1.00 ii
j Comer embroidered, neatly arranged Prettily embroidered, in Poinsettia box.
with fan. , . 1 r
6in box for 85c MJ m !> ox f( ? f 75c k
Jap. work basket, good quality hdkf. Neatly packed * Japanese box '
I 6 in box for 75c 3 in box for 25c
j Dainty eyelet work handkerchiefs. Very special, embroidered fancy initial.
Box of 3 at 50c
I One of Alpine emb., in poinsettia box. Fancy emb. initialed, in pretty box.
| Another with corner emb., fancy box. Swiss peasant work, good quality linen.
wgj Children's Handkerchiefs, box of 3at 15c
■£t»fe.~lKrp> C° me m Pretty burnt wood boxes, also boxes with nursery pictures.
Women's Gloves—Special pr. 85c
jM&s' Lamb shin: White, full pique sewn, with Paris point IJljjj
liiif embroidered backs, glace finished and one clasp at |
pfsf ISI w " st * Excellent fitting and good looking gloves. I
11l Cape: Pretty shade of tan, pique style, one clasp at wrist., j
Fancy knit Vests, box of 3 for 99c
% n& Would make a most acceptable gift. White Swiss ribbed
H vfltjU lisle. Have hand crocheted yokes; 3 styles in fancy box. |
j | Box of 2 Vests, special at 46c
111 • pftP Box 3 Vests, hand, made yokes, 69c
Extra size fancy Vests
|f||r # ff|| With pretty hand crocheted yokes, box of 2, & $1. j
$12.95 Buys Any Suit in the Basement
I Without Regard to Its Former <
$ 12 95
I Unquestionably the best values for the price nh^'
that The Emporium has been able to offer this Ip4*/J\ —' | (
!| season. There are styles and sizes suitable for /I Wt l\ |i; | .
j any and all women, misses and children. Don't / fyA \ •*
||j|J miss this golden opportunity of money saving bargains. N Nj Jj*' /^B^
Every Trimmed and Untrimmed i| I »|: f|
Hat Reduced! VI IF %\\i, t
Fine felt shapes, all colors, pressed collapsible styles 38c \ • VJ l\
Excellent velvet and plush shapes, variety colors 98c J 'I
Trimmed hats with plumes, fancies, flowers, priced $ \ .98
Special Values in the Men's Section
I Suits $ 11 7S Hi 50
Just received large consignment of a manufacturer's clearance of suits in fancy
J mixtures and plain blue serges; garments excellent in style and wonderful values
at so low a price; sizes range 34 to 44. (Basement Salesroom.)
Overcoats $ 11 75 $ 12 50
I Large assortment in length or full length styles, with or without belts, con-
I vertible collars; in the popular gray, brown or tan mixtures, also plain colors,
j Many are in the fancy plaid backed cloths. Sizes from 34 to 42.
High-Priced Novelty Footwear Undervalued
IThe basement tables are loaded with hundreds of bargains in pretty Jj
shoe and slipper gift opportunities. A few to judge from follow— j
The popular Mary Jane pump in patent Bronze Buck Colonials are shown for
leather with broad toes, flat ±1 aq first time. This graceful slipper made I
heels, wide ribbon bows, special A «3rO with turned soles, French j» | qq
The "Tango" pump, the shoe sensation of Cuban heels, 1 .ifO 11
the hour; made in patent leather, French Gaiter Boots; made of patent
with Louis-Cuban heels, rib- QQ leather, with smart gray tops; +/y go jlj
bon and "Tango" ornaments w jd*\7\j Louis-Cuban heels; special, *r J*i»\7& j
A host of Holiday Slippers—low
in price, high in quality— dis- U r
on tables for your