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GIRL'S CHARGE AGAINST POWERS PROBED
Hetch Hetchy Ours; WilsonSisnsßill
38 KILLED IN MINE BLAST
S. F. WINNER
City Officials Prepare for
Great System of Supply
Thomas Jennings. Act lag Mayor
• f San I r»n,'i —President Wil
son tinned the Hetch Hetchy bill
this afternoon. Congratulations
to >an Crancisco.
JAMES ROLPR JR.
This message, received late last
night, marks the last stage of San
Francisco's victory, crowning its long
fight for a Sierran water supply.
It came from Mayor Rolph lw*.Wa*hv.
ington. where, with others who par
ticipated in the fight to get the Hetch
Hetchy bill passed, he watched ttve
"Now we can take our coats off and
pick up the shovel," said Acting
Mayor Jennings when he read the
READ V TO GO TO WORK
"City Engineer O'Shaughnessy will
arrive home today and is ready to go
ahead with thevwork, and before long
San Francisco will turn with a
will to the 10 year task of building
the magnificent water system.
"We knew it was coming, of course,
but this is a big day for the city."
Everybody else about the city hall
was ac jubilant as the acting mayor.
KfU FORM WATER COMMISSION
With the return of Mayor Rolph it
N expected that active steps will be
taken immediately toward the forma
tion of the commission which is to
have charge of the work and whose
head will be City Engineer O'Shaugh
nessy, according to recent announce
The first move after this will be to
begin the condemnation of lands
needed along the route of the pipe
S.F. Halfway Point
Between Mexican Cities
It is approximately 200 miles be
tween MazaHan and Culiacan, Mexico,
but to get from Mazatlan to Culiacan
Rudolf Cappel is journeying 3,000
Cappel arrived in San Francisco
this morning on the liner San Jose
from Mazatlan. Ho had business to
transact in Culiacan. The troops in
Mazatlan refused to permit him to go
through their lines. So Cappel came
to San Francisco. From here he will
go to Nogales, thence to Culiacan.
Pardoned by President
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16— Dr. Wil
liam J. Morton, who served a term
in Atlanta penitentiary with Julian
Hawthorne for complicity in mining
stock selling frauds, has been par
doned by President Wilson to restore
his civil rights.
i when he sells
Calls, the paper
every one wants
Come and Find
Out About It
nSce the Circu- i
iation Manager I
of The Call. I
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
Parents Barred in
O more divorces until
after Christmas, where
children are concerned."
This na» the dictum of Supe
rior Court Judge (iraham today
when Helen and William Rosen
berg apepared before htm seek
"Are there any children t"
asked Judge (iraham of Attor
ney* Rnll and Nugel.
"Two," was the reply: "llar
rlet. 10 years old, and Allen, 8."
•'Then the case will go ia»
until after the holidays." con
tinued the judge, "and I may
anad that this will be the fate
of all contested divorces be
tween now aud January 1."
In the fight over the $65,000 estate
left by Mrs. Sarah Roundey Forbes,
once known the world over as Barah
Hinckley, famous California actress,
stepson and stepfather, the two sole
heirs to the property, are pitted
against each other in Judge Graham's
Arthur W. Forbes, the husband of
the actress, who received a $25,000
house and lot as his share of the
estate, is now seeking to declare a
homestead on the other house, which
Mrs. Forbes left to C. if. Roundey,
her son by a former marriage. Into
the case has come also Mrs. Cutn
bert, said to be a very beautiful
woman, who is to be a witness at
the request of Roundey.
Roundey declares that his step
father dissipated a part of the es
tate in entertainment of his friends
while his actress wife was IU. The
home which the son received is worth
$20,000, and is situated in Sacra
mento street, while the husbamd's
property is at 2014 Webster street.
The son charges that Forbes de
ely had his house torn down so
that he could claim the other one as
a homestead, and so have both pieces
Forbes Is manager for J. S. Sosse
lyn & Co., ship chandlers. Sarah
Hinckley was a footlight star in the
eighties, and gained worldwide fame
for her acting as well as for her
beauty. She married Forbes after
the death of her first husband,
Roundey, by whom she had one son.
Wireless Fails, but
Cupid Is Victorious
A delayed wireless failed to do more
than delay the romance of Lieutenant
Richard Pallleser Taylor of the
Twenty-fifth infantry of Fort Sco
fleld, Honolulu, and Miss Darion Eu
genic Brets of Stonehurst, Dobbs
Kerry, N. Y. The lieutenant arrived
from Honolulu Saturday and found
his message to Miss Bretz had not
been delivered. A letter from (Tie
young woman was waiting him at
headquarters, informing him that Miss
Bretz was en route from Los Angeles.
The license was issued today.
Mrs. Vaughn Gone
Vivian Lyons, Robert J. Widney
and Noel Murphy, witnesses against
Mrs. Mary Vaughh. clubwoman, have
disappeared, according to a statement
made before Judge Lawlor today by
Assistant District Attorney Cunha.
Judge Lawlor ordered the police to
bring the three to court tomorrow,
that they might be subpenaed for
the hearing Thursday of the case
j against Mrs. Vaughn. She is ac
cused of offering to '"square" a case
! against A. B. Widney for $500 in the
I police court.
SIXTEEN PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1913—PAGES 1 TO 8
Aged Millionaire Willing to
Sacrifice Himself to Villa
to Rescue Boy
B7 Associated Press.
EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 16.—Tbe fam
ily of Marion Letcher. Vnited States
consul at Chihuahua, was among the
arrivals on today's refugee train.
MEXICO CITY. Dec. 16.—Word was
received today that 300 Zapatistas
captured Tehuacan and banged two
priests in the public plasa after dyna
miting their church. After the town
waa destroyed tbe rebels made off,
carrying a number of women: with
Thirty more federals were killed In
a tight near Acacjeta. where several
brtelne,* of tbe lnter-Oceanlc railroad
Terrific fighting between Zapatista*
and federals is going on near the
shore of l,:ike Xoekimlico, In the fed
Zapatlstaa are fighting federals at
Milpa Alta. 17 miles from here today.
Federal reinforcements have been sent
EL. PASO, Dec. 16. —General Lul*
Terrazas Sr. may offer himself to
General Villa as a human sacrifice to
save the life of his son. All that pre
vents him from doing so is his Intui
tive conviction that the rebel chief
tain will break faith and torture both
father and son to death.
"What will I do to save my sgn?"
replied General Terrazas in response
to a question of The Call-Post's cor
"Mother of God! What will any
father do to save his own flesh and
blood? Anthing; everything! I would
even give myself over to Villa. But
lt would do no good. He would only
hold us both and suffer us to insults
worse than death. lam doing every
thing possible and within reason now.
Through my Influential friends here
an appeal is being made to Washing
ton. But to a father whose every
thought is for the life of his son and
the safety of his son and the safety
of his women folk lt all seems so
slow, so slow."
V. S. SAVES FOREIGNERS
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.—Through
representations to General Villa by
American Consul Letcher and through
messages conveyed by the American
consul at Hermoslllo to General Car
ranza, the United States has success
fully Interceded ln behalf of Span
iards who complained of mistreat
ment when Chihuahua City was oc
cupied by the constitutionalists.
SILVER CAXSOX BALLS I SKI)
EL PASO. Dec. 16.—Silver cannon
balls are being used by rebels at Chi
huahua, It Is reported here today.
The rebels are short of shells and are
compelled to use the output of the
silver mines in southern Chihuahua.
Eight Hour Petition to
Be Put on 1914 Ballot
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 16.—Sufficient
names have been filed with county
clerks of California to swell the uni
versal eight hour petition to the re
quired number to place it on the
1914 ballot, according to word that
reached the office of Secretary of
State Gordon today from Los Angeles.
Death in China Revolt
HONGKONG, Dec. 16.—Many for
eign missionaries are in peril as the
result of a revolt in southeastern
China. British officials were notified
today that hundreds of natives bad
armed themselves and, led by agi
tators, were preaching "death to for
eigners" and burning isolated vll
Funeral Halted as
Savage Battle Delays Cortege
Through Oakland Street for
More Than Half Hour
A funeral proceeding out Telegraph
avenue. Oakland, was delayed for
more than half an hour this morning
at Twenty-sixth street while C
Welch, the funeral director, took off
his white gloves and undertaker's
black coat and thoroughly thrashed
H. G. Harlan, driver of an automobile
truck, who had refused to move his
machine out of the path of the fu
As a aesult Welch was arrested on
a charge of assault and battery and
will appear in police court tomorrow.
The truck was standing at Twenty
sixth street in such a position that
the funeral procession could not pass.
The driver of the automobile hearse
shouted to Harlan to get out of the
way. Harlan refused flatly and the
Disabled Engine Ties
Up Mail Liner Korea
Tha. Pacific Mail iner Korea is ixv
Ighanghgi with its port engine dis
abled, according to a report received
in London and transmitted to the ma
rine department of the San Francisco
Chamber of Commerce today. The re
port says that the high pressure valve
casing is cracked and that it will take
about six days to repair it.
To make up in part for the loss of
time the Korea will come directly to
San Francisco from Yokohama, cut
ting out the stop at Honolulu.
Andrew Weir, World's
Shipping King, Here
Andrew Weir of London, largest In
dividual owner of freight ships in the
world, arrived in San Francisco this
morning with his wife and daughter.
Weir, whose firm has taken over the
interests of the General Petroleum
company of California for approxi
mately $75,000,000 is here to Inspect
the properties of the oil company. In
the party which registered at the
Fairmont hotel are Mr. and Mrs. L.
Smith of London, and Weir'B secre
Eight Burn to Death
In Incendiary Blaze
By Associated Press.
CINCINNATI, 0., Dec. 16.—Eight
persons are dead and a score are suf
fering from injuries as a result of
the fire which destroyed the Salva
tion Army home for men here early
today. Several of the injured are in
a serious condition. A charge of in
cendiarism was placed agains ta man
who gave the name of Prank Mey
ers. He claimed to be a circus rider
and said he last lived in Arizona.
Wills $5 to Any Woman
Who Poses as His Wife
"To any woman who claims to be
my wife, I will $5; to any one who
claims to be my child, $5. I have no
wife or child."
That is what John D. Ludwig put
in his will, which also stipulates: "I
want a very cheap funeral."
The will was filed today. Ludwig
died a week ago at his home at Wood
street and Lincoln avenue, Alameda.
He leaves an estate of $1,000 to nieces
Cold Draft Warns
Mother of Burglar
_. o - ~"
When Mrs. Emma Chllds returned
to her home at 4421 Brookdale ave
nue, Oakland, last night, with her in
fant, and began to undress the child
in the kitchen, she suddenly felt a
draft of cold air and looked up Just
in time to see a burglar glide out
of a closet and escape through the
front door. The house had been ran
sacked and a gold watch and fob
Polar Ship Fram Is
En Route to This City
By Associated Press.
COLON, Dec. 18.—The,polar explor
ing ship Fram sailed from here today
for San Francisco by way of the
strait of Magellan. Her first port of
call will be Punta Arenas.
Only Two of Fifty Workers
Rescued in Colorado
NEWCASTLE, Colo., Dec. 16. —An
explosion in the Vulcan mine of the
Rocky Mountain Fuel company, one
ad a half miles east of Newcastle, at
10:20 o'clock this morlng. entombed
L. L. Crawford, mine foreman; L
Walters, tire boss, and at least 50
miners. At 1:15 p. m. 38 bodies had
been recovered. Two miners were
According to vine officials six other
men working Is the west entry are
believed to Have been kiiled.
Charles P. Meerdink. mine superin
tendent, with five compaions equipped
with helmets, at once began a,n ex
ploration of the workings.
The force of the explosion wrecked
the fan, but rescuers reported that
they had gone several hundred feet
from the portal before encountering
any serious obstruction in the main
Miners from the Colorado Fuel and
Iron company's mine at Spring Gulch,
12 miles distat, equipped with hel
mets, started at once for Newcastle
to aid in the rescue work. ,
Christmas Ship Brings
"Yuletide and Goodwill"
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 16.—The Rev.
James Yule, Robert Tide and Miss
Helen Goodwill were names on the
passenger list of the Anchor line
steamer California, just in from Glas
gow. Captain Blaikle said that in ad
dition there was an abundance of
good cheer in the hold of the vessel,
where there were several hundred
cases of Scotch whisky.
Another U.S. Judge
Is Urged in South
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.—Pleading
that the rapidly jrrowlng population
of California and the congested cal
endar of the southern judicial district
makes an addition district judge Im
perative, Congressmen Stephens,
Church, Bell and Kettner appeared
before th 9 house Judiciary committee
yesterday to urge the bill to create
an additional Judge.
Set Fire to Church
By Associated Press.
LIVERPOOL Dec. 16.—The suf
fragette arson squad today did ex
tensive damage to St. Anne's church
here. The stalls on the south side of
the church were destroyed and the
splendid organ was seriously dam
aged. Entrance was gained through
a stained glass window, which the
Poor Retouching Cause
Of "Mona Lisa" Theft
FLORENCE. Italy. Dec. 16.—Signor
Chini, the Italian painter, writes to
a local paper today, urging a theory
that the theft of the "Mona Lisa" was
"simulated in order to conceal some
badly executed restorations of the
picture." He says that he detected
some retouches of which there is no
Perfumed Judges to
Be Barred From Booths
CHICAGO. Dec. 16.—Women whose
clothes smell strongly of perfumes
may be barred from serving as judges
and clerks in this city at the spring
primaries. Recently women petitioned
the board to prohibit smoking at the
polls. Yesterday's protests against
perfumed odors were filed by men.
/~*IRL accuser of David G. Powers, star witness for govern
ment in Western Fuel case, who charges betrayal. Fed
eral Attorney Roche declares arrest of Powers on Warrant
issued by Judge Wiley F. Crist a "frameup" and starts grand
GRAND JURY WORK
Acting Mayor Takes Fling at
Expenditure of $500 With
out Getting Results
Acting Mayor Thomas Jennings ob
jects to $400 of municipal money
being used in a grand jury investi
gation without results. He so advised
Superior Judge Frank H. Dunne in a
communicatlo ntoday in reference to
the inquiries Into the alleged for
geries on the referendum petitions
against the red light and saloon clos
Jennings was advise dthis morning
by Theodore Kytka, the handwriting
expert, that he had completed his
work in connection with the forgeries
and that the majority of the grand
Jury was in favor of dropping the
Kytka declares that he was author
ized by District Attorney Fickert to
investigate the false signatures and
that Fickert now declines to approve
Jennings' letter, in part, to Judge
LETTER TO DI'A \ E
"It is the opinion of the finance
committee that where public money
is used in the making of such investi
gations, results should follow where
the investigations develop such facts
as are indicated ln Mr. Kytka's letter.
A copy of Mr. Kytka's letter is
handed you, because I feel that you
should be in possession of these
FLING AT FICKERT
This is Kytka's letter to Jennings,
in which he takes a fling at Fickert:
"Last night the majority of the
grand Jury were in favor of dropping
the investigation, as you can see by
the Inclosed clipping.
"Most of the saloon closing for
geries were handled in Harry Flan
nery's saloon—Mr. William Gans and
others can enlighten you."
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"You Spared None," Dakota
Lynchers Reply to Pris
WILLISTOX, N. D.. Dec. 16.—Cleve
Culbertson, recently convicted of mur-
dering three members of the Dillon
family at Ray, N. D., was taken from
the Williams county Jail by a mob
today and hanged from a bridge near
The lynching party battered down
the doors of the jail with a heavy
iron pipe, tore off the cell door and
dragged the prisoner from the build
After the man was strung up he
was riddled with bullets.
Culbertson, while being taken from
jail, pleaded for mercy, but was met
with the reply. "You didn't show any
mercy to the Dillons, and we will
show none to you."
Culbertson's conviction, which car
ried a life tefm, aroused considerable
feeling, as many of the populace
thought he deserved the death penalty.
"It's a Lie," Cries Slayer
When Termed Insane
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 16.—Hans Schmidt
sprang to his feet In the court room
today and vehemently denied his coun
sel's statement that he was insane
when he killed Anna Aumuller.
"It's a lie!" he shouted, brandishing
his fists. "I protest against that."
■ The- prosecution rested its case.
Bill in Senate to Aid
Squatters on R.R. Land
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.—A bill to
confirm titles to land acquired by
squatters within public land grants
made to the Central Pacific railway
was Introduced in the Senate today
by Senator Works of California.
FACE U. 5.
Following the issuance of a war.
rant charging betrayal of a 20 year
old girl by' David Powers, star wit.
ness for the government in the West
ern Fuel company fraud cases, a spe
cial session of the federal grand jury
order of Mitt I. Sullivan and Theodore
Roche, special United States prose
cutors, who say today's probe may
i result in a bigger sensation than did
the original Indictment of the eight
fuel company officials.
Sullivan and Roche will attempt to
present evidence that will show a
"frameup" to discredit a government)
WARRANT ALLEGES BETRAYAL
The warrant issued for Powers al
leges betrayal under-promise of mar
riage and was sworn out by Miss
Lena Caduss, 50 South. Park street,
before Judge Crist. It has not been
served. She declares He was already
married at the time.
"That girl had that matter in polic*
court four months ago, and a warrant
was refused her," Powers said today.
"Then her attorneys had her taks
it before the grand jury, and it fell
down for lack of evidence. At that
time her father and the attorneys
came around and said they would fix
it up for $1,000."
Special Prosecutor Roche said tha
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