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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL and POST now has a larger total circulation than any other evening newspaper published in California, and larger
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ZAPAT AS' KNIFE BREAKS FEDERAL TRAP
CLINIC LAUNCHED HERE
TO PRODUCE SUPERMEN
This test re
FROM. RICH MAN
Scorning alimony and $300 a month
■which was due her by court decree '
from the fortune of her husband, j
Douglas Grant, Mrs. Ruth Goodrich j
Grajit today was granted her final '
decree of divorce, clearing the way
for what is believed to be another
•-omance and wedding. She thus
brought to an end her checkered and
often sensational match with the
scion of wealth, wherein she blamed
her father in law, Joseph D. Grant, !
for having stolen her young husband !
from her, and once even instituted ;
habeas corpus proceedings to have
her husband restored to her.
The decree issued hy Judge
Van Nostrand today entitled Mrs.
Grant to resflme her maiden name of
Itnth Goodrich. It is freely stated
that she has another husband in
view, and that she scored the Grant
alimony to remove the aspersions
that she married Grant for his wealth.
(irant'.= reason for leaving her was
the high ccx»t of living.
j Prompt and
Glove and Merchandise
See Regular Ad on Page 3
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
Average of $11,4-00 Taken In
Daily During November
and No Letup in Sight
All records for postal reectpts at tlie
local postoffice are being broken this
holiday season. Cashier G. Q. Croy
says that the increase over previous
years was 11 6-10 per cent for the
month of November. The average
daily receipts for November, which
had only 23 business days, was $11,
-400. The highest receipts for any day
this month were $16,700, last Wednes
dfcy. Thursday the receipts were
As an indication of how the Christ
mas business is swelling the receipts
of the postoffice, Croy says that on De
cember 2 they amounted to $12,900,
December 4 $13,500 and $12,500 on De
cember 11. The receipts for today are
$15,900. For the entire year the de
partment has taken in $3,000,000,
which is an increase of 12 per cent
over last year. This is for the sale of
stamps alone and does not include
postage on newspapers, box rent and
Convict Police Chief
Is Freed on Pardon
By Associated Prass.
OL.YMPIA, Wash., Dec.
ernor Ernest Lister today signed the
conditional pardon of C. W. Wappen
stein, former chief of police of Se
attle. The conditon of the pardon is
that Wappenstein shall not take up
residence in Seattle during the period
of his conditional pardon, the Idea be
ing to keep him away from the influ
ence* •with which he figured during
hia career In that clt;f> — ' v
EIGHTEEN PAGES —SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1913 —PAGES 1 TO 10
Groszmann System of Child
Study to Be Basis for
New School Law
THIS is how California's children j
compare with those of New;
York, according to Arthur I. Ritter, j
phychological and pathological child j
California children are fed too much, j
California children shovr the effects of
having a much beter climate.
California children have a better
physical average than have the east
California has set to work to pro
The California Society for Exeep-
tional Children —the only organization
of the kind west of New York—is to
day making an exhaustive study of
the state's children, on the results of
which legislation and a new type of
public school will ultimately be de
Uoorn 1067 in th« Phelan building
looks a bit like a surgeon's quarters,
but more like a nursery. Here Is a
• link- in which exceptional children
are studied four times a week by a
staff including: some of the foremost
doctors in San Kranclaco. On the
outcome of the examinations, courses
of diet, instruction and medical treat
ment are based. • . . .
INSTALLS GROEZMA.X SYSTEM
The work is in charge of Arthur I.
Flitter, who came from New York to
start the movement, which was
founded by Dr. Maximilian P. E.
Oroszmann, world renowned psycholo
"The object," said Rltter today, "Is
to free the exceptional child, whether
above or belo wnormal, from the re
tarding effects of misunderstanding.
Lack of special treatment handicaps
the child. We are after more than
To the clinic are sent exceptional
children coming to the attention of
the Juvenile Protective association,
the Boys' and Girls' Aid society and
the Hebrew board of relief. Fifty
cases have been examined already, in
cluding one sent by the Juvenile court
of San Jose.
TREAT INDIVIDUAL CASKS
In the rllnlc today there was a lad
of 14. He had the mental develop
f a boy of 8. It is to prevent
such cases in the future and to ob
tain for the mthe best possible treat
ment that the society Is working.
The clinical study—the average re
quirement is four examinations—in
cludes tests which seem like play, but
are subtly potent In determining the
defects of the subject.
The child plays with a tangle of
yarn. Then he must identify the
colors. He is given an abacus; then
he must do a sum. He Is handed
colored sticks and a board drilled
with holes; he must put the sticks in
the peg board. He it* given playing
block*, weight blocks, odd shaped
pieces of wood. On the subject's
ouli-knesfs of perception, or correla
tion, of construction, and based the
reports of his state on which his
Science in this way reads the mind
unformed, and the mind below the
JAILED IN $2000 HOLDUP
Caught in his room in Valencia
itreet, which is a stone's throw from
he Railroad Men's club, which was
»eld up last night. Waide Mallott.
*'ho is a member of the gambling or
ganization, was arrested by Detective
Jeorge Richards shortly before noon
oday. Richards said that he believed
le could make the suspect tell what
ie knew of the daring robbery and
jredicted that Mallott would break
lown before nightfall and confess the
names of the men who were impli
:ated in the holdup.
Richards says he has information
that it was Mallott who raised a win-
Jow curtain as a signal to the rob
bers that it was an* opportune time
to hold up the club.
Rl2chards further stated that Mal
lott was penniles when he left the
place early last evening after the rob
i>ery. When he was taken itno cus
today today Mallott had J65 in his
pockets, which is exactly one-third of
the actual money taken by the holdup
men last night.
Mallott was arrested last September
is a burglary suspect.
The club members were engaged in
various ways in the clubrooms when
suddenly the door opened and two
men, armed and masked, stepped in.
pointing thir revolvers at the occu
pants of the room, they commanded.
Hands up." Then they lined their
victims up against the wall while the
younger of the robbers searched them.
A total of about f'J.OOO was secured,
the heaviest loser being W. B. Schlott
man, proprietor of a cigar stand In
front of th club, who was relieved of
J2OO and an $800 diamond ring. When
they had finished their search, the
robbers made their victims lie face
down on the floor while they them
selves vanished through a rear door.
Tevis Brings Suit to
Enjoin Sale of Bonds
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William S. Tevls. San Francisco
financier and capitalist, filed two com
plaints in the superior court at Red
wood City today asking for restrain
ing orders preventing Lundborg-Mor
gan company and the First National
bank of Livermore from selling $5,000
worth of bonds and enjoining F. W.
Moebus and Kendall Morgan from sell
ing $3,000 worth of bonds. The bonds
aer of the San Francisco, Oakland and
San Jose Consolidated railway. Nato
mas Consolidated, United Light and
Power company and the Oro Electric
corporation and were given to secure
two notes due next year.
4TT Bargains in thin gs
needled every day.
Household goods, automo
biles, real estate, farm lands,
sewing machines, typewrit
ers and musical instruments.
These are found at bargain
prices today and every day
in the want ad columns of
the Call-Post. You will
find remarkable bargains
under different classifica
tions in the want ad col
umns. Phone Kearny 86,
Want ad department, for
an ad taker.
TAXES PARCEL POST
Moil Gifts Delay Likely
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—
The parcel post system's first
Christmas has brought such an
enormous burden to the mails
that facilities of the postofhce
department are being taxed to
the utmost. If the crush should
become so acute next week
that deliveries are affected,
Postmaster General Burleson
will have cards of notification
sent to all consignees of de
3 IN SHORT
The crusade of the State DalAy* bu
reau against short weights in butter
took definite shape this morning
when three warrants were issued in
Judge Sullivan's court against whole
sale dairymen for marketing pack
ages not containing full weight.
.The warrants were issued on com
plaint of James Smith, inspector of
the state bureau, against Scheer
Grandi & Co., Sherry, Freltas & Co.
and De Barron Bros. & Nelson, Inc.
Against Scheer Grandi & Co. it is
charged that the company December
17 sold to O. 11. Otto 36 pounds of
butter, described as net, which con
tained only 34 pounds and three
The warrant against Sherry, Freltas
& Co. charges that the firm sold to
the Melito fruit market ten pounds
which in reality amounted to only
nine pounds and eleven ounces. The
charges against Le Barron Bros. &
Nelson, Inc., recites that December 18
the company sold to P. Dange a 60
pound package of butter containing
only 57 pounds and 15 ounces.
Cuban Women Plan
Campaign for Votes
NEW YOR.K Dec. 19.—Cuban
women want the vote and are or
ganizing, according to a letter re-
celved here by Mrs. Raymond Brown.
FINTS WHEN AUTO
INVADES HER HOME
While trying out a new electric
automobile, a Christmas present, Mrs.
William Sharon of Piedmont, while
trying to turn in a narrow avenue,
i drove the car over a bank at the edge
of Sunnyside avenue, plowed her way
through the front garden of Mrs.
Charles Lenoir, 250 Sunnyside avenue,
and came to a stop with a bump
against the front of the Lenoir home.
Seeing an automobile tumbling into
her home, Mrs. Lenoir, who was sew
ing in the front room, fainted. The
automobile didn't even break a pane
'of glass in the windows.
An improvised derrick returned the
| machine to the road.
Jail Money Panic
Authors, Says Church
j By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19—Represen
tative Church, democrat of California,
j introduced a Mil today, which would
; declare it to be an offense agaimrt the
government for any person "to make
lor circulate false statements, either
verbally or In writing, in regard to
jth financial condition of the people
land business interests of the United
[ States for the purpose of bringing on
la stringency in the money market of
this country, generally known as
money panic." The bill would pro
vide punishment for each offense by
a fine of $5,000 and imprisonment for
not less than 10 years
3 IN DUEL
A two hours' search for two bur
glars who had been seen entering a
house at 845 Fifty-flfth street, Oak
iand. last night, wound up in a pistol
duel between a policeman and two
residents of the neighborhood, while
the thieves escaped through the
smoke of flashing revolvers. The duel
was the result of a blunder.
That neither policeman nor resi
dents was killed was due entirely to
W. R. Wilson and James Campbell
were firing at the burglars when Po
liceman Hamlin, standing on a cor
ner toward which the shots were
going, drew his gun and fired back.
He thought Wilson and Campbell
were shooting at him. When they
had finally explained the situation
the thieves were gone.
Mrs. Harvey Moran, 5532 Genoa
street, saw the burglars go Into the
house. Sergeant Bryne and four pa
trolmen answered her summons and
searched the house, but could find no
Two hours later Wilson, standing
in front of the place, saw a curtain
move. He went into the house just
as burglars came out. During all
this time a man named Nickels was
asleep upstairs in the house and
heard rielther the burglars nor the
fight which followed.
Wilson ran through the place and
discovered that it had been.ransacked.
He then called Campbell and both
men, having armed themselves, took
up the pursuit of the burglars. When
they had fired the first volley. Po
liceman Hamlin returned their shots
and the duel was on. Wilson and
Campbell cried out to Hamlin to stop
shooting, that they were merely chas
ing a pair of burglars. By that time
the burglars had escaped.
By Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 19.—Charles A.
Elder, former president of the Lo«
Angeles Investment company, and 10
other former officers and directors of
the $20,000,000 corporation were re
indicted today by the federal grand
jury on charges of having made
fraudulent use of the mails.
The new indictment, which gave
specific Instances of the crimes al
leged, merely replaced the blanket
bill upon which the 11 defendants
were first arrested.
Former Chinese Consul
Now Minister to U.S.
By Associated Brest.
PEKING. Dec. 19.—Shah Kai Fn,
who was Chinese consul at New York
from 1904 to 1908, was appointed to
day Chinese minister at Washington
in succesion to Chang Yin Tang.
500 high grade Suits and Overcoats
almost given away. We <iuit business
150 $15 Suits go at IS.CI
15n |30 Suits go at M.m
200 $25 to $35 Suits go at 11.rt
Come if only to look; you'll profit
BRITISH TAILORING CO.
lie Keaxay at. sear WtmU
San Frahcisco *<s I
Fii%st-t Great Daily j
Trains and boats. 50.
PRICE ONE GENT
Wire Fence on Border
TO KEEP OUT RAIDERS
Is Pean of Senator
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.
A barbed wire fence
along the Mexican boundary
to check intrusions into Ameri
can territory was proposed in
a bill today by Senator Ash
urst. A total of $350,000 would
j Two romances and a thrilling hero
jism of the sea were brought to land
I today, when the steamer Sierra ar
rived this morning from Honolulu.
Among the passengers were Blanche
jGflmore, the prima donna of the Car
ter Musical company, who was rescued
; from a dangerous coral reef some
days ago by Duke Kahanamoku. Nat
Holt, the manager of this company,
for whom his sweetheart. Miss
Blanche Lacacette. was anxiously
waiting, and James Edward Nicholson,
a wealthy man from Pittsburg, who
fell in love with Miss EfTie Mead,
stewardess on the Sierra. Nicholson
ils said to have shot Mrs. Robert Car
hart in a quarrel in a Eos Angeles
Nicholson on the trip appealed first
to Captain H. C. Houdlette to per
form the marriage ceremony while the
ship was in midocean. and then to
Father Cauisins Gellings, both of
whom refused, urging Nicholson and
his intended bride to postpone the
wedding until they reached San
Nicholson and Miss Mead hur
ried from the gang plank to a waiting
taxicab as soon as the ship landed to
day and were whirled away to the
The wedding took place at the Pal
ace hotel at 11 o'clock. Justice of the
Peace Charles E. A. Creighton of
Nicholson, who is described as a
wealthy capitalist of southern Cali
fornia, hails originally from Pitts
burg, Pa., but has made his home more
recently in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Duke Kahanamoku, the world's
champion swimmer, was the hero in a
daring rescue of Miss Gilmore, the ac
tress. Miss Gilmore was wrecked
while boating and in swimming to a
coral reef near a Hawaiian beach re»
sort she was seriously injured when
hurled upon the rocks. Kahanamoku
swa mout and rescued her.
The girl in the second romance is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Duffy of Fruitvale. Holt met Miss
Lacacette some months ago in Stock
ton, where his company played, and
from that meeting has grown the at
tachment which brought Miss Laca
cette to the wharf this morning to
FIGURED IN REVOLVER CASE
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19.—James Ed
ward Nicholson is the son of a
wealthy Hollywod family and said
to be heir to a $250,000 estate. His
! engagement to Mrs. Robert Carhart. a
! Los Angeles wiiiow. was broken fol
| lowing a sensational shooting re
On the evening of October 24 Nich
olson was arrested in the apartments
[of Mrs. Carhart at 431 South Grand
avenue, following the mysterious dis
charge of a revolver.
Immediately after the shooting Mrs.
Carhart ran screaming from the room,
declaring that Nicholson was trying
to kill her. The next morning the
widow completely exonerated Nichol
son, but broke off their engagement.
Nicholson was taken before Police
Judge Williams on a charge of dis
charging fire arms. He was given a
suspended sentence of 90 days the
| city jail on condition that he not
touch liquor or even go near a saloon
for n yi>ar.
Immediately after the shooting
Nicholson left Los Angeles, supposedly
to visit a friend on a ranch in Ari
The Nicholson family came to I-os
Angeles a few years ago from Pitts
By Associated Press.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 19.—The fed
eral troops just missed capturing
Emiliano Zapata, the rebel leader,
last night at Nenapera ranch, in th*
federal district, about 15 miles soutr
of Mexico City. Zapata broke through
the circle «X federal troops with a
few companions, who used their ma
chetes to cut their way out.
AMERICAN IS EXEC! TED
JUAREZ. Dec. 19.—William Sevey
an American resident of one of tli«
mountain Mormon colonies in Chi
huahua, was executed Wednesday b.
members of Maximo Castillo's bane
because he did not have money to pa>
a loan demanded by Castillo. So says
an American who arrived here from
the Casas Grandes country today.
Castillo had asked for $200 for the
"war fund." Sevey did not have the
sum and was shot to deatii.
REBELS MARCH OH CAPITAL
EL, PASO,.Dec. 19.—The rebel lead
ers expect to capture Mexico City
within a month. All plans for the
general move toward the capital have
now been made. According to Genera!
Benavides, commandant at Juarez, the
total force to be engaged in this
movement will number 15,000 to 30,000
men. Villa's column will probably
leave Chihuahua City today. He has
about 6.000 men. Additions to this
force will come from Parral, Monte
rey, Torreon and Salitillo.
George C. Carruthers, Secretary
Bryan's special envoy to Villa, will
leave here in the morning fo.- Chi
ADMIRAL SAILS FOR MEXICO
NEW YORK. Dec. 19.-—Rear Admiral
Henry L Mayo and his aids. Lieuten
ants A. P. Cook and L. C. Farley,
sailed today for Mexico on the liner
Havana. The rear admiral will take
the place of Admiral Bush, who 1«
now commanding the American war
ships in Mexican waters.
A DECIDED HIT
Made by Knox. Sold only at Car
roll Stores. Winter colors, Arti
choke, Green. Navy Blue, French
Brown, Pearl and Black. Folded
Silk bands and full satin linings to
match. Price 95.
Give him a Hat Order for Christ
Carroll Hat Order $3
Carrollton Hat Order $4
Stetson Hat Order $4 to $20
Henry Heath Hat Order. $6 to $10
Knox Hat Order $5 to $10
Fownes and Dents Glove orders.
$1.50 to $5.
PAUL T. CARROLL
ros Market St.. Opp. 3<l. and 25 Geary
734 Market St., Opp. Call Bids.