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Run on Mexico City Banks
Continues and Many Busi
ness Houses Suspend
By Associated Press.
V ISMINGTON, l>ee. ::»!.—\A or«l
reached the slate department to
day that a large force «f revolu
tionists on the National railway
«>fl miles north of San Luis I'otosi
destroyed a federal convoy train
ou Thursday, killing M federals.
Philip McLaughlin aud his moth
er, for whom inquiry was made by
the stale department, arc reported
to he safe at Chihuahua.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 26. —Large
forces of federals and rebels are fight
ing a few miles from Saltillo, accord
ing to advices received here today. It
la believed to be the opening cam
paign against Monterey, as the latter
city is doomed to capture if Saltillo
The rumor Is circulated here daily
that Carranza is dead, but rebel sym
pathizers deny this.
Details of the massacre of the gar
rison of Juchipoia In Zacatecas,
after the capture of the town
by the rebels, have just been
received. Three hundred of the
garrison were taken prisoners. All
were killed after being tortured in
every way that the barbarity of the
victors could suggest. Some were
dragged through the streets by horses
until dead; others were horribly mu
tilated with knives or machetes. Some
of the citizens who had given offense
to the rebels were similarly butch
ered. Many women were outraged.
The town was completely looted.
The Zapatistas are overrunning the
slates of Morelos and Mexico, and
even the federal district, almost at
will. They are outfighting and out
generaling the federals day after day.
Violent verbal attacks have been
made recently on President Wilson
and the I'nited States government by
Paul May. Belgian minister to Mex
ico. His utterances have aroused in
tense indignation among Americans
heTe. Not only has he made sneering
allusions to Wilson's attainments and
fitness as an executive of a great na
tion, but declared Wilson's attitude
toward Mexico was criminal. In the
last few months May has become
Jluerta's roost energetic champion
among the members of the diplomatic
corps, not even excluding Carden.
May will leave here for the I'nited
States in a few days. His Itinerary ln
i ludes a stay of several weeks in
Washington, where an elaborate so
cial program has been arranged by
the Belgian minister for his enter
JAPAN GREETS DE LA BARRA
By associated Press.
TOKYO. Dec. 26.—A so called "na
tional welcome" was given today to
Francisco de la Barra, special envoy
from Mexico, to thank Japan for her
participation in the Mexican centen
nial. Several thousands of people
carrying lanterns proceeded to the
hotel where de la Barra is staying.
A committee of members of parlia
ment and other popular leaders pre
sented to the visitor a sword and
other gifts, which he acknowledged
briefly, and then called for cheers for
the emperor and the Japanese nation.
A resolution was adopted criticising
the I'nited States for discriminating
against the Japanese and expressing
disapproval of Japanese participation
in the Panama-Pacific exposition at
Members of the Commonwealth club
of California today declared them
selves enthusiastic over the indica
tions already given for the success of
the internal waterways congress
called by the club for January 15 to 17.
It is certain, they said, that th«
congress will be largely attended, and
important action is expected on the
EehMM to improve th« waterways of
the state from every standpoint.
delegates are being named by com
mercial organisations, boards of su
pervisors and cities of 3,500 popula
tion or more.
Wife Vanishes and
Divorce Suit Is Filed
A vanished wife is Dorothy Thomp
son, according to the complaint
for divorce tiled secretly today in the
superior court by Robert Thompson.
The couple were married in San
Francisco, but the complaint does not
set forth the date. Thompson alleges
that his wife treated him with ex
treme cruelty and that she has con
cealed from him her whereabouts and
refuses him information as to where
she now is.
Is Name of Diplomat
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.—The latest
"diplomatic list" issued by the state
department discloses that the new
minister from Siam has the longest
name among the diplomatic corps
here. His name is Phya Prabhakara
venga. He came here recently as the
successor of Prince Prabandli, who
was transferred to Berlin.
Clerk's Body Found
After Long Search
PAN JOSE, Dec. 2* —J. Relnhart, n
Santa Clara machinist, discovered the
bo<iy of Calvin Valpey, a 23 year old
San Jose clerk, in Coyote slough, near
the drawbridges, yesterday. The
body was brought to this city and a
coroner** jury found that death was
accidental. Yalpey was drowned No
Hits Pole and May Die
Paul I.arrouy Is In a critical condi
tion tr.iia al th»- French ho*jiftf«l
with ■ po*sihie fracture of the skull.
His motorcycle h!i a tefegraoil pole
at Seventeenth and Kansas sir.«#te.
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CITY COURTS UNITE
TO PUNISH SPEEDERS
Continued From Page I
first «tl>n.ir. HereaKer they will be
Asking; I In- supervisors to |»a*s :iii
ordinance providing; that each aulo
'Irh or must always carry an official
idem f lien I lon curd, show Ink Mm rec
Asking tbnt the carrying ot con
cealed weapons lie made v felony or
nil indictable misdemeanor, mo that
ollcudcrs mn> lie sent to the pcuiteu
HAH. RAISKO to 9Z,sm
Results of the crusade came almost
immediately this morning when Roy
Burton, charged with running down in
his automobile Charles Harland. 96K
Dolores street, last Saturday, appeared
before Judge Sullivan. His case was
continued for a week, but his bail was
raised to $2,000. Harland claims that
after Burton ran him down the auto
ist took him to within two blocks of
his home and then made him walk the
rest of the way.
The police judges, Chief of Police
W hit- and District Attorney Ftckert
are all prepared for drastice action.
WILL PHOSECLTE TO LIMIT
Kickert declared all offending au
tolsts would be prosecuted to the
"Motorists who run down pedes
trians and flee deserve the full pen
alty, and will be vigorously prose
cuted. These cases are outrageous.
Under the law, as amended by the
last legislature, such drivers can be
given five years in prison."
White is equally determined.
"We will push these cases as vig
orously as possible," he said. "We
have consistently followed that
course. For a year I have been try
ing to make the courts realize the im
portance of such cases. We are going
right ahead today."
I. G. Caselli was arrested today
after an all night search and ;>drnitted
that 't was he who struck three chil
dren ;it Broadway and Grant avenue
last night. One of them, Carmela
Sarra, agei 7, is in the Hahnemann
hospital In a serious condition. She
has a fracture of the skull and other
Louis Kantor. confessed joy riding
chauffeur, Is held on suspicion as the
man who ran down and killed J. W.
McDermott, banker. He denied his
Caselli, chief engineer of the Viavi
company, owned by Herbert and Hart
land Law. was arrested at the Vlavi
building, 636 Pine street, by Detectives
William Minehan and William King.
CASELLPS ( AH I.N BASEMENT
In the basement was found the car,
with one lamp broken.
Caselli said he stopped after hitting
the Sarra child and her companions.
Virginia Bottaglia. aged 7. and her 4
year old brother, Albert.
"I didn't think they were badly hurt,
and they were picked up," he said, "so
I went on."
He was booked for violating penal
rode section 363 C, which makes it a
felony for a driver to fail to give aid
after such an accident.
JI DGES WAR ON SPEEDERS
Before opening court today the po
lice Judges met to voluntarily consider
the prevalence of speeding. Judges
Shortall and Sullivan conferred with
I invite all eye
' correct ions of
910 Market Street
Near Powell Opp. Fifth
J Thrifty !
1 People j
1 are happy people, be- I
gjj cause their thrift r
n brings them security |
gj and content.
IJ In these closing I
days of the year it is
jg< fitting for us to think 1
I m of thrift in its broad f
|| aspect and remember |
that the prosperity of I
® the nation is largely |
| a founded upon the |
j d thrift of its people.
1 c Bavm B* bank f
is the greatest agency I
of thrift, and a say- |
ings passbook is a I
J badge of honor for I
i any citizen. f.
H 'HOST 3*VIN*» * I
Market at SansomeSt 1 1
H Mission at l6th.St.fc. I
THE SAX FRAXCLSCO CALL AXD POST, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1913
Presiding judg Deasy In the latter's
Every speeder will be punished.
The judges also took cognizance of
the crime wave, asking the supervis
ors to make it a felony or an indict
able misdemeanor to carry a con
cealed weapon without a permit. This
is now a misdemeanor. Such offend
ers have of late been getting the
maximum, six months in juil. The
new plan would make it possible to
send them to state prison.
AI TO MEN AID CRUSADE
President Marsh of the San Fran
cisco Auto Dealers' association said
that body is ready to help in prose
cuting offenders to the full extent of
"Many motorists are made to suffer
for the offenses of a few," he de
clared. "The offenders should be pun
ished good and plenty. That would
stop such things."
President Walker and Secretary
Watkins of the state autoists' asso
ciation said their organization would
back up the authorities in every in
stance. "The movement has our sym
pathy, and we will help actively all
we can," said they.
Fl NKK AL OF t.HAV CAR VICTIM
J. W. McDermott, receiving teller
of the Wells Fargo National bank,
killed early yesterday, will be burled
tomorrow, arrangements having been
Services will be held at St. Agnes'
church, and interment will be at Holy
H. Joota, driver of an auto hearse,
was uuder arrest today. His machine
ran down 4 year old Verda McNamara
of 419 Octavia street when she ran
from her parents at (lough and Fell
streets. She was taken to the cen
tral emergency hospital, not badly
Consul for Belgium
For This City Is Dead
Wilfrid B. Chapman, 65 years old,
for 15 years consul for Belgium In
San Francisco, is dead at his home.
2025 Pacific avenue.
Nov) that Christmas is over we suggest that the home he
made comfortable and cozy, for the rainy season at hand,
by choosing one of the many heating appliances to be
found in The Emporium s large and well chosen s/odSj.
The following items to aid you in your selection:
Air Tight Heaters Fire Baskets
Sheet steel lined, top jln black finished iron, for
opening. nickel screw j use in grate when burning
draft; bums wood, makes coal; some are priced
quick, hot fire; $1.75 j from $4.00 upward.
Air Tight Heaters Black Andirons
As illustrated, with front Large and varied assort
swing door, nickel plated j ment from which to choose
top cover, fancy urn, pat- jat prices ranging from
ent screw draft; $3.00 $2.50 and $3.50 up.
Perfection Oil Heater Brass Andirons
Standard Oil Co. make; The latest and most artis
wi!l not smoke and is, tic designs in The Em
odorless; come in all sizes J porium's stock special at
priced at $3.25 up. j $7.50 and $9.50 up.
Spark Guards Fireplace Sets
Every grate should be. Made of black iron, three
; equipped with one of pieces in the set, with
these; three sizes at j stand; very good values
II $1.50, $2.00, $3.00 at the prices—s2.9s up
Folding Fire Screens Gas Heaters
In black and gilt finish; Cylinder style; good heat
also in solid brass; very j ers for one room and very
ornamental; prices range \ convenient size; priced
from $3.75 up to $20 at $1.50 and $2.00
Started This Morning
Incisive price reductions
on all broken lines
oddments and remnants
out prices on
Awakened at 3 o'clock this morning
by the mysterious "barefoot burglar"
who for weeks has been terrorizing
Berkeley, Miss Sarah Barringer and
afits Kay cilbert, University of Cali
fornia coeds, who lodge with Mrs. F.
W. Ciaverdon at 2329 College avenue,
Berkeley, lay in bed. terrified and
screaming for help, while the intruder
first hid himself in a closet, then
plunged under the bed and' finally
made his escape by leaping' from the
second story window to the ground.
The prints of his bare feet were
found where he alighted.
The screams of the girls awakened
the household, and F. N. Davis and
his wife, who have a room adjoining,
lushed to the rescue. A quick search
was made for the thief, but all that
was found was his barefoot tracks.
Miss Jennie Haverlan, a servant,
who sleeps in a rear room, also heard
the burglar, then the screams of the
two frirls. She was the more terrified
herself, because it was only a month
before that her own room was' en
tered by a man, who lied when she
A Finishing Touch
To many a dish and a keen ap- '
petizer for every meal.
THE ORIGINAL WORCESTERSHIRE
An Indispensable relish for all Sea
Foods and dialing Dish Cooking.
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JL WE THANK YOU!
v IN ENDING the biggest and best holiday
season of our store history we cannot
| forget that this prosperity is your gift, the
| f Store Stays Open Untfl 10 P. H. Tomorrow I of Z ou ? sup P° rt appreciation.
I - L lj If our business has steadily and consist
| ently forged ahead in the year so nearly past, it is only because S. N. Wood & Co.
| better-made clothing, better service and better values have gained an increased
| hold on your regard.
| CJ To retain and strengthen this regard is our greatest incentive to larger endeavor
| in the coming year. How better start than by making this semi-annual clearance
| starting tomorrow a great profit-sharing occasion in which our desire for level
| stocks is only equaled by the greatness of your economies!
Men's Clothing Reduced
| merchandising demands clean decks at the beginning of each season, no matter
how vast the assortments. So our blue pencil has been at work pruning and slashing to
I f bring these economies—
I $15.00 Suits and Overcoats $8.951 $22.50 Suits aod Overcoats $14.50
| $18.50 Suits and Overcoats $11.851 $25.00 Suits and Overcoats $18.25
| All garments of our well-known perfection of make, ready to prove their value
| in hard wear. Suits with two and three button coats; English or box-back; full peg or
■ regular trousers.
| _ Overcoats in all the nobbiest new models; velvet, plain or convertible collars. A
| full range of sizes and careful fitting assured. /gj
Ip p fitfSSr Save on the Evening Suit
| It's the man who likes to feel his evening suit is perfect in every detail who will most
I welcome these reductions:
| r Men's $30.00 Evening Suits and Tuxedos $20.001 Men's $40.00 Evening Suits and Tuxedos $26.65
| Men's $35.00 Evening Suits and Tuxedos $23.351 Men's $50.00 Evening Suits and Tuxedos $33.35
| Men's Made=to=Order Suits
1 In order to keep our expert craftsmen busy, we offer clearance prices on our entire stock
I of novelty fabrics. Step in and make choice tomorrow. Wear the suit New Year's day.
I 125 different styles, Made-to-Order, $18.751 $30 Suits, 175 different styles, for choice $24.75
| 200 different styles, Made-to-Order, $21.501 $35 Suits, 200 different styles, for choice $28.50
I Big Savings on Boys' Wear
= ml reach their lowest ebb, making it well worth any mother's while to buy a whole
= season's supply for that lusty, rollicking boy.
|* f Boys' $5 Russian Blouse Suits $2.85 $5 All-wool Stroller Overcoats. $3.85
| All-wool Russian blouse and Sailor Suits. Ages For boys or girls. Our famous $5.00 ankle length
E 3 to 10 years. coat, full-lined with fancy plaid. Ages 8 to 17 years.
1 $3.95 and $4.95 Polo Coats, $2.85 B °y*' $5.00 Norfolk Suits, $3.65
= Sturdy blue cheviots, with velvet collars, 3 to 6 Fancy brown and gray cheviots; 6 to 16 years.
= years. Youths' $12.50 Suits and Overcoats, $7.95
| Boys' $3.95 AU-wool Suits, $2.65 J?'&^LZl2£ZX r '£&.
I Double-breasted, two-piece suits in fancy chev- Full length, manly overcoats with velvet collars.
E iots, with full-lined trousers. 10 to 18 years. Ages 16 to 21 years.
1 Every Suit, Coat and Gown in our great stock reduced. A great, practical, economy
S W occasion, such as comes but twice a year.
j * f $25.00 to $30.00 Suits Now $11.50
= A large miscellaneous group, including models in every fashionable shade and fabric. All sizes.
| $20.00 Long Coats Now $9.75
= Seven-eighths, full length and three-quarter models. An imposing group of fashionable coats in all
I the season's best colorings. All sizes.
| $25.00 Silk Dresses Now $12.75
1 Practical semi-dressy styles, such as most women buy by twos and threes. All sizes.
1 $15.00 Lace Dresses Now $7.50
■ Dainty Dansant Frocks of net and lace. All white or touched up with color. Misses' and women's.
| All Other Dresses Reduced to One-Half
5 Including a full line of afternoon, dinner, dancing and theater costumes, in fancy crepes, silk poplins,
8 chiffons and allover laces. Reduced in time for New Year's festivities.
I I Start the New Year Right, With An S. N. Wood Credit Account