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Wholesome Paper for California Homes VOLUME 114.—N0. 115. CANDIDATES MEETING VOTERS Aspirants for Office and Friends Speak in Various Halls to Gain Support Although City Attorney Percy V. Long has not engaged In an active 'ampaign for re-election, a number of his friends have collected a sum mary of litigation which he has pros ecuted successfully in which munici ax 1 ownership was Involved. Among these his friends call atten tion particularly to the case of Piatt vs. San Francisco, in which the city's right to construct and operate the municipal street railway was estab lished, and the defeat of the United Railroads in its attempt to enjoin the construction of the municipal railway in Inwer Market street to the ferry. The Mission district friends of Colonel James Power assembled in the new club hall, Twenty-tirst and Howard streets, last night to further his can didacy. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Bon Durrie club. Aimng those who spoke were Joseph Kendrick. Charles A. Berliner, An drew Gallagher and Judge Shortall. T>r«niel Maher presided over the meet ing. The following contributed to the program: Miss Eusta Murphy, Earl Haughy, Mißs Frances Dougherty, | Frank Syce and Miss Florence Power. J GALLAGHER ON EQI AI.ITY Andrew J. Gallagher delivered an Interesting address on "Women Em ployes" yesterday noon at McAllister and Octavia streets. He declared that women when doing the same relative work as man was entitled to the same Oa Wednesday evening a club was organized by residents of the twenty first assembly district at 16 Sherman j street. David F. Wagner was elected j chairman and V. T. Weller secretary. I Resolutions were adopted indorsing! C W Eastin for city attorney. Senator Edward F. Bryant's candi dacy for the office of tax collector has been indorsed by the following social j (lubs: I The Virginia, Devils. Bonito, Speed- vs. P;;ritand. El Caminos. Carmel- j Itos. Belmonts, Raspberries, Ponies \ Loyal Order of Pals, El Capitans, ; Phllomathians, Golden West. Alohas, j Tangos. Golden Gates. Frau RluJ Out ing, Rosebuds, Shamrocks, Prim- | roses. Fremonts, the Auto Boys and the Amorosas. A meeting of the J. O. Low Women's club was held on Wednes day night in Judge Van Nostrand's courtroom to further the candidacy of J. O. Low. incumbent tax collector and candidate for the office. Miss Katherine Cole presided and Mrs. P. Hirleman acted as secretary. Mcl "AIITHY ADDRESSES MEETING Former Mayor P. H. McCarthy, president of the Building Trades council, addressed a meeting of the council last night. McCarthy made a vigorous talk on the union labor tick fit in general, but the feature of his pddress was a pointed observation of the fact that the polls will not close Tuesday until 7 o'clock in the evening and not at 6 o'clock, as heretofore. Four union labor meetings are on tbe card for today. One will be at noon at Third and Jessie streets. The I evening gatherings are scheduled for j Steimke's ball, Octavia and Union streets; Mission hall, 2476 Mission street, and Moore "s hall, Ellert and Andover streets. Two clubs were formed yesterday to further the candidacy of Colonel Thomas F. O'Xeil for the office of re corder, one of these being among the old comrades who served under him ln the army of the Philippines. The second club was formed at a meeting held In Equality hall. Eagles' k>" ; ldirig. George Bryan was elected fti sident and Matthew Leonard sec \ < tary of the organization. The members of the Laundry Driv r rs' union and Steam Laundry Work er:-' union met at 3018 Sacramento street and indorsed the re-election of Edward L. Nolan for supervisor. The following officers were elected: Charles Childs, president: Alfred O. Kull. vice president; William F. Dow . secretary; William Bean, treas- Daring Boy Thieves Rob Grocery Stores Two grocers were victims today of two daring boy thieves who op erated with a horse and buggy. E. J. Cordes. 1600 Bush street, told the police that the boys carried two cases of condensed milk from his store at 7 o'clock this morning. Fif teen minutes later the boy thieves drove to 925 Bush street, grocery of H. Fuegge. and carted off two cases ••f condensed milk from that place. :>cte< tivts Conlan and Mitchell are searching for the boys. Noted Clubman Dies Of Heart Failure CHICAGO. Sept. 26. —Harry Grandin, capitalist, clubman and bon vlvant, dropped dead today in the washroom adjoining his office in the Hartford building. Grandin was a member of ••vera! exclusive Chicago clubs and s acquainted with every actor of prominence in the country. He was 14 years old. Heart disease was given as the cause of his death. PART TWO. 120 TOTS PRAY FOR SUCCESS OF GRAPE FETE Orphans asleep in their great outdoor bedroom at the San Anselmo home, for which a benefit will be given October 4 on the Kent homestead grounds. CHINESE EASY BY SHORTHAND Form Invented Which Enables Pupils to Read Almost Anything Shorthand makes Chinese easily learned. That sounds and looks sim ple enough in plain English long hand, and more simple yet to those who know English shorthand. For just about as many centuries as the Chinese have been acquainted with gunpowder, teachings of Confu cius and other famous things they have written laboriously and pains takingly-. Bufnow they have come to the con clusion that time counts for some thing, after all, and thaf to keep up with the march of progress they attempting in other lines it is neces sary to have some sort of writing which can be learned In a shorter pe riod that the five years of study re quired to read a Chinese newspaper. Here in San Francisco a form of shorthand has been invented which enables girls at the Presbyterian mis sion, after three lessons a week for a month, to read almost anything. The inventor is David D. Jonee, Chinese interpreter in the United States courts of the city for 15 years. He started out in life by speaking Welsh, and had to learn English before he could begin on Chinese. Where the classical writing o. china requires from 8 to 16 strokes of the pen for each character In the phrase "Shorthand makes Chinese easily learned," only one or two are needed ln Jones' system. One hundred and thirteen strokes in all for that phrase in classical, and IT in short hand. Furthermore, this new Chinese sys tem is phonetic, and represents actual Chinese vowels and consonants. Clas sical Chinese speech has no connection at ail with classical writing. It has now become the official short hand of the Chinese republic and is being actively spread in Canton prov ince, where most of the Chinese in tliis country come from, by Chung Wing Kwong. director of education for the province and dean of the Can ton Christian college. Jones was originally a Welsh coal miner at Swansea, and first met the Chinese in Wyoming, where he had come to work in the mines. Then he organized the first real Chinese Sun day schools in the east. Later he spent five years In southern China as a missionary, and his son. Elmer A. Jones, who has demonstrated the shorthand system in China, Is now a missionary there. Widow With Five Children in Distress The Associated Charities is inter ested in a widow with five children, the oldest 10 years and the youngest twins of 2 years, dependent upon her. This family is very much in need of beds and bedding, and the society would be very grateful for contribu tions of this sort. Articles will bo called for upon receipt of advice by letter, or telephone Franklin 709. Scotland Yard Will Guard Llovd-Georee LONDON. Sept. 26.—Half a dozen of the best detectives attached to Scot land Yard were detailed today to guard Chancellor David Lloyd-George from suffragette attacks when he leaves tomorrow on a brief vacation. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY SUBJECT OF ADDRESS "Juvenile Delinquency" will be the subject of tomorrow's address at the Commonwealth club's weekly lunch eon at the Palace hotel. Dr. Maximil ian P. E. Groszmann, who has made a lifelong study of the "exceptional child," will be the speaker. THE San Francisco CALL ASKS MRS. MACKAY TO RETURN BLAKE Doctor's Wife Will Drop Mil lion Dollar Suit if He Will Go Back to Her PORTLAND, Me.. Sept. 26.—Arthur C. Train, a prominent New York law yer, arrived here today to hold a conference with Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay, which, It Is believed, has an important bearing on the suit for $1,000,000 damages brought against Mrs. Mackay by Mrs. Joseph Blake, wife of a famous surgeon of New York, in which alienation of Doctor Blake's affection is charged. According to a report, Mrs. Blake promised to drop the suit if Mrs. Mackay would persuade Doctor Blake to return to his wife. Mrs. Blake is reported as saying: "Doctor Blake is the best man God ever made. I lived with him for 21 years, and I should know. He is a man of highest ideals. Doctor Blake is a New Haven. Conn., man. and en tered New York as a stranger. He soon reached the height of his pro fession. It is killing me—these things they say about the man I love. I only want him back." If efforts to prevent the suit from going to trial fall, a bill of particu lars will be filed ln New York early next month by George Gordon Battle, counsel for Mrs. Blake. If the case goes this far it Is likely to be heard by a jury, unless there is a settlement out of court during the progress of the trial. Disowned Girl Must Be Found to Save Estate of $500,000 Unless Amelia Duvall Stevens Ap pears Before October 4, Chateau Bellvieu Will Be Sold It vai 12 years ago that Amelia | Duvall was disowned by her father for arranging her own matrimonial venture without first consulting her parents. Once since then she has tried to obtain parental forgiveness. She failed and disappeared. And now, unless Amelia Duval! Ste vens is found before October 4 the beautiful "Chateau Bellvieu" at Liv ermore. the $500,000 estate of her late father Is to be sold at public auction. Duvall was a native of France. j When a young man he was employed by the government of Ecuador as an engineer and for his services was pre sented by the president of the re public with valuable nitrate conces sions and decorated with the "Order of Simon Bolivar." From the nitrate concession Duvall reaped a fortune nnd 11 years ago purchased the "Cha teau Bellvieu" and vineyard of 200 acres at Livermore. It was three years later that Thad • deus Stevens courted and won Amelia | Duvall. Once, when things were going badly, ! Amelia sent an old retainer, "Portu guese Joe," to intercede with her ! father. "I have no daughter,',' shouted the old man. Two months later the mother died, and Duvall followed her within 10 days. No will was found, and the estate went into the bands of the public administrator, who has adver tised it for public sale on October 4. CALIFORNIA SHRINERS WILL TOUR THE STATE Arrangements are being made by the Shriners of California to tour the state, accompanied by a large band, composed of members of Aral) pa trols. Concerts and entertainments will be given and the receipts from them will be used In sending the bands and patrols east next year to carry on their campaign of boosting for the Panama-Pacific exposition. The California" Shriners are pre pared to expend $100,000 in securing the 1915 convention for San Fran cisco. They have leased a hotel in Atlanta, where the next convention will be held, and have arrajiged to have the name of the hotel changed during the convention to the Cali fornia, SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1913. Youngsters Kneel Every Night Beside Beds on Lawn and Ask Aid for Home Tf the prayers of 120 parentless j tots, who kneel nightly beside as | many tiny beds pitched upon the I green lawns of the Presbyterian or | phanage at San An.selmo. are as avail ing as they are earnest, the annual grape festival given October 1 for their benefit each year on the grounds of the magnificent Kent homestead at Kentfield will be a great success. Rehearsals held dally under guid ance of the matron. Mrs. F. A. Doane, for the part they arc to take in the program, have made the little ones letter perfect, and they are ready now for this supreme event ln their yearly routine. Women prominent in charitable and humanitarian work here anil in San Francisco have completed elaborate preparations for the festival this year and promise that it will surpass the results of their efforts on former occasions. With the proceeds of the festival it is planned to enlarge and improve the orphanage grounds and buildings and complete the construction of the schoolhouse, designed to replace the one recently destroyed by tire. Among those who are foremost in the preparations for the event are: Mrs. A. E. Kent. Mrs. James Rolph Jr., Mrs. William Kent, Mrs. Robert 8 Children Perish Trapped in Flames QUEBEC. Sept. 26.—1t is believed that eight children were burned to death ln a fire which started at mid night in a three story wooden struc ture in St. Francis street here. They are the children of Ulrich Truedel, owner of the building. There were five other families living in the same Schmidt Enigma to Alienists Who Seek To Determine Sanity Third Examination May Be Neces sary to Establish Mental Condi tion of Girl Slayer NEW YORK, Sept. 26.—Another mental examination of Hans Schmidt, confessed slayer of Anna Aumuller, was made today by Dr. William Ma bon and Dr. Carlos F. Mac Donald, two alienists employed by District At torney Charles S. Whitman. Mr. Whitman hoped that they might be-able to report to him after their first examination of Schmidt Wednesday, but the alienists found the prisoner such a physical and men tal enigma they concluded a second and possibly a third examination would be necessary before they could determine whether or not Schmidt is insane. In the event Schmidt is pronounced sane District Attorney Whitman will ask that his case go to trial Oc tober 23. • <The final session of the inquest will probably be held October 3 by Coroner Feinberg. The authorities at the Tombs are amazed at the number of women who apply dally for permission to see Schmidt. Five young women who pretended to be nurses and who de clared that they wanted to see Schmidt to study his facial charac teristics were denied admission to the prison this morning. Mob of Kentuckians Lynch Accused Negro J . - _ 0 - - LOI'ISVILLE. Ky., Sept. 26. —Joe Richardson, a negro accused of at tempting to assault an 11 year old girl at Leitohfteld, Ky., was lynched there last night by a mob of citizens. Dollar, Mrs. John Dollar, Mrs. F. E. Sawyer, Mrs. L A. Kelly and the Misses Martha and Lou Foster. Throughout the day more than 60 booths will be doing business. Tbe booths so far decided upon and those who will have charge of them are: T.>y booth—Mrs. R. P. Hale. Homo m.nde basket table—Mrs. R. Dollar. Plain and fancy jewlnc table—Mrs. J. A. Weston. Mrs. Robert Dollar. Mrs. J. D. Jessup. BcOteb dancing an>l bagpipe —Mr. Armstrong. .San Rafael booth-Mrs. I*. W. Dlrkson. Calvary' Presbyterian church, fancy table—- Mesdames Tharp aud Steele. Orphanage booth—Mrs. F. A. Duane and or phanage children. Baby show -Mrs. J. B. Webb. Übr booth—Miss Boole, Mrs. J. D. White and Mrs. W. S. Dsvls. Cafeteria—Mrs. P. W. SawTsr, Mrs. 1. A. Lancel. Scotch booth -Mrs. F. V. Moore and Mrs. Xicx amler Boyd. !«oft drinks, fruit. etr.-Mlss 1.00 Foster. Miss Martha t\mim t. Him M. A. Metaner. Household booth —Mrs. T. Wlntr'.ngbam, Mrs. Madison. Sun Kafael candy table —Mrs J. W. Klein. CtS flowers aDd potted plant! — Mrs. R. Thayer. San Rafael fancy work-Mrs. C. C. Ste. rensOD. les rre,ara—Mrs. G. Yanderlln. Mrs. J. A. Buck. Doll booth — Mis* Jenrrte Partridge, Mrs. James Rolph Jr.. Mrs. John Kl»de. St. John s Presbyterian church fancy booth- Mrs. Mrl/enn and Mrs. J. A. MoGreggor. house. The father and mother and an older son wore saved from deaths although severely burned. No trace has been found of one of the girls of the family. One child was dropped from the third story window and struck his head on the curbstone. It is believed he will die. Rioting Strikers In Dublin Fatally Beat Two Policemen Officers Terribly Injured While Try ing to Arrest Ringleaders— Ten Are Jailed DUBLIN, Sept. 26.—Rioting broke out again today in the tramway strike. While trying to arrest the ringleaders two policemen were seised, beaten and probably fatally hurt. Ten arrests were afterward made. MANY TICKETS SOLD TO SOCIAL CENTER BENEFIT Many tickets have been sold for the big sociial center benefit perform ance to be given at the Alcazar thea ter ne xt Tuesday evening, under the auspices of the Recreation league. The Alcazar company will present "Our Wives," the regular stock company taking part in full. Monroe school social center. Excelsior District, has been the most active in selling tick ets. The funds will be used by the league in extending social centers. PENSIONED HORSE EXHIBIT AT COMING LAND SHOW Tha Animals' Friend society will meet at the Palace hotel at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon to make plans for the society's exhibit at the com ing land show. It is the intention of the society to advertise its work in behalf of the horse by exhibit ing one of the old pensioned fire horses in a model stall at the show. The fire commissioners have agreed to loan one of the pensioned horses for the occasion. PATAGONIAN PAMPAS IN STORY AND PICTURE "Fertile Argentina and Its Vast Patagonian Pampas" is the subject of a lecture which will be delivered by Prof. Charles Wellington Furlong of Harvard before the California Camera club in Native Sons' hall, 430 Mason street, tonight. The lecture will be Illustrated with many rare lantern slides. PAGES 9 TO 16. HUERTA PLANS TO DEFEAT ELECTION Many Candidates for Presi dency Will Insure Dictator's Continuance in Power MEXICO CITY, Sept. 26.—A call was sent out today for a convention of the liberal party to assemble in this city at once to nominate a presi dential ticket- It is believed that either Felix Diaz or _ War Minister Blanquet will be nominated7"br. Vas quez Gomez probably will run as an independent candidate. As the Mex ican constitution requires that a can didate must get a majority of all votes cast to insure election. Presi dent Huerta is welcoming as many candidates as possible to the contest in order to split up the total count. If no candidate gets a majority Huerta will continue in power as the election will be nullified. President Huerta has the army be hind him and the military governors of all the states. Former Foreign Minister Gamboa, presidential nomi nee to the Catholic party, who re signed offlce yesterday, began today to prepare for the election. Pope, Too Weak for Mass, Ordered to Bed ROME, Sept. 26.—Although it was announced that Pope Plus X is not suffering from Illness in any form. Dr. Amicl of the Vatican staff of physi sians today refused to allow his holi ness to arise to say mass, it was said that the pontiff has been showing signs of exhaustion from overwork lately, and the doctor feared to allow him to go on with his routine, for fear of a breakdown. 3 Policewomen Will ■ Be Appointed Monday ■ I j Three policewomen will be appointed temporarily by the police commission next Monday night. They are to be known as "women protective officers." More than 500 applications for the position have been filed. As the civil service eligible list for policewomen has not been made up. the women will be made temporary employes. It is believed that Mrs. Kate O'Connor, a social worker about the hall of Jus tice, will be one of the appointees. NEW ENGLAND WOMEN DECLARE INDEPENDENCE Absolute independence of the Na tional Colony of New England Women of New York was declared by the San Francisco colony of this society at the meeting on Friday last, the first of the season. Mrs. George B. Miller was in the chair and the afternoon was devoted entirely to business. A new constitution was adopted and plans for the year were outlined. It was voted to hpld the annual breakfast on October 10 at the Cali fornia club house. D. A. R. VISIT VALLEJO vAbbfcju, sept. 26.—Fifteen mem bers of Berkeley chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolu tion came to Vallejo this afternoon and. inspected the naval Y. M. C. A. home in Santa Clara street. The visitors were met at South Vallejo in automobiles, and after a ride through the principal streets were taken to the home, where luncheon was served in their honor by the members of the Ladies auxiliary of the Naval Y. M C. A. NORMAN NAMED AGENT BERKELEY, Sept. 26.— J. P. Nor man of Berkeley has been appointed western agent of the American Ken nel club, with jurisdiction over the territory between the eastern bound ary line of Montana. Wyoming, Colo rado and New Mexico to the western boundary of the Hawaiian islands, and from the Mexican border to the Canadian line, with power to grant dates, approve classifications and catalogues and to receive applications for membership and license. Y. W. C. A. VESPER SERVICE Rev. Caleb Dutton, minister of the First Unitarian church, will speak on "The Essence of Christianity" at the Sunday vesper service of the Young Women's Christian association at 4 o'clock. Misses Violet and Rose La Monte will give a vocal duet. San Francisco's First Great Daily Founded 1856 COULSON HEARING NEXT WEDNESDAY Merchant, Held for Garage Killings, Is Arraigned and Preliminary Set Arthur B. Coulson, the seed mer chant of 1378 Market street, charged with the murder of William Acker and George Kovak. and the shooting of Katherine Gallagher, his psuedo wife one week ago today, made his first appearance in court this morning before Police Judge Shortall. Coulson was instructed and ar raigned on the two charges of mur der and an additional charge of as sault with intent to kill. The case was continued until Wednesday after noon, when the preliminary examina tion will begi. The arresting officers said Mrs. Gal lagher would be in court at the pre liminary hearing. Coulson is held without bail. The coroner's inquest will be held Monday morning. Eyes Turn to Stone; Boy Puzzles Experts GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., Sept. 26.— Specialists here are puzzled over the case of Benjamin Wood, 13. whose eyes are turning to stone through petrification. For years the boy has been losing his sight. Expert ocu lists examined him and found his eyes petrified. PLAYGROUNDS IN FOREST HILL M We gave the matter of Children's Com- M mons, Tennis Courts, etc., much considera- I* tion when Mark Daniels was designing Forest m Hill. We arrived at this conclusion—Golden m Gate Park is only 8 blocks away, with 16 jgj tennis courts, 12 baseball fields, 2 bowling || greens, a children's playground "de luxe" jjj miles of lovely green lawns to scamper over and several lakes for rowing or toy yacht*- m Of course, if we were further away from |j that, magnificent, park, we would have in- || stalled as good a makeshift, as possible; but, |J with Forest, Hill's location, it, would be like £| painting the lily to have a little playground m or a tennis court, or two, to form a bone of ||j contention and arouse neighborhood disputes jg| as to who would be entitled to use them In first,. We put, in plenty of parking space for *w flowers and works of art, and millions of fs| geraniums are blooming now. jy* While on the subject, of recreation, we *m are glad to announce that, Dewey Boulevard jjO has been finished so that, automobiles can m go out, 7th Avenue and thence on Dewey to Pi Moat, Boulevard, obviating the necessity of '*M going down the Peninsula by the round- about, Corbet,t, Road or Ocean Boulevard fm routes. This also gives visitors a chance to *M view the already famous MAIN TERRACE M and GRAND STAIRWAY in Forest, Hill. g| OUR NEW BAY VIEW TRACT, || FOREST HILL COURT % is selling fast,. The view is superb and the prices less than half those asked for bay ;*$ shore view lots without, restrictions. , J Our autos are always at, your disposal, i| or the Hayes-Market, car takes you into the m tract,. IjtJ Come Sunday and see the beauties of the || completed Forest, Hill and t>he possibilities im of Forest, Hill Court,. |j NEWELL-MURDOCH COMPANY M 30 Montgomery Street, H§ PRICE ONE CENT, END NEAR IN MERRIAM CASE Arguments Will Be Presented This Afternoon; Decision Eariy Next Week Sweet love Jyrics, deadly army pis tols, tearful letters and volumes al testimony will ba tossed on the scale* of justice in Judge Graham's court this afternoon when the Judge will be called upon to determine the merits Of Captain Her.ry C. Merriam's appll* cation for divorce from his wifs, Bessie. 1 Attorney Walter H. Linforth for tho plaintiff and Barclay Henley for the defendant will test their vocal powers in arguing the merits of the cases presented by their respective clients before the case is taken under advise ment by the court. It is estimated that the argument will consume the better part of two hours, after which Judge Graham will take the case un-« der advisement. - A decision is not ex pected before Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Mystery still submerges the iden tity of "Bessie," to whom "At the Grindin' of the Cane" was dedicated. Colonel ClaTence W. Murphey gal lantly refrained from dragging the name of the lady into the sordid case. Mrs. Merriam looked tired and worn as she left the courtroonrA-es terday. 'Tm glad it's nearly all over," she said. "I have been under a terrible strain for the last two years. Now I want to rest. I believe Judge Gra ham will refuse to grant Henry"s) application. Personally, I do not be lieve in divorce, but my main object In fighting this case was to clear my name." POLYTECHNICAL SCHOOLS PLAN JOINT ALUMNI Graduates of the California School of Mechanical Arts, the Wilmerding School of Industrial Arts and the Lux School of Industrial Training for Girls have decided to form a joint alumni association, and the first meet ing of teh association will be held this evening in the Lick school. A consti tuion governing the new body will be adopted. The alumni association lends assistance to students otherwise un able to take advantage of the indus trial training offered by these insti tutions. Folk Leaves $35,000 Salary for Bryan WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.—A Chau tauqua lecturer was added to the pay. roll of the state department today, when Joseph W. Folk took the oath of solicitor of the department. Mr. Folk is reputed to be sacrificing: an income of $35,000 to take the position of solicitor.