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• Papex\Anr • California Homes. VOLUME 114.—N0. 163 U.S. MOUNTS MACHINE GUNS FOR BORDER BATTLE Make Opera House Gift to City, Says Rolph SEAWELL FACES GIRL'S CHARGES REDDING IS OPPDSED TO MAYOR City Should Have Magnificent Structure, but It Should Be Free, Says Mayor Mayor Rolph declared irrevocably this morning that the city is ready to receive the municipal opera house as a gift and that he is strongly in favor of its construction on that condition. Joseph D. Redding, attorney for the Subscribers, declared that the mayor's offer comes too late and that the sub scribers will not consider any propo sition to revive the municipal opera house scheme. Mayor Rolph's statement was as fol lows: "There is no reason in the world why the city can not have the opera house if the subscribers are ■willing. We are offering the land; let them give us the building. It should be a gift outright to the city, in con trol of the city and with no special privileges to the subscribers. "San Francisco is standing wcJ? •pen arms ready to accept the mag nificent gift. I certainly am not op posed to it, but do not believe that any person or class should have the right for all time to any seats or boxes, or that the board of trustees Ehould be governed by private indi viduals. HEADY TO CALL MEETING "I am ready to call a special meet ing of the supervisors this afternoon if the subscribers will tender this building as a gift, with no strings attached. "I hope you will be able to overcome the objections raised and that the opera house can be built by the pri vate donors and made a gift to the city." In this letter the mayor incloses copies of telegrams from the mayors of Minneapolis. St. Paul and Denver, showing that in none of these cities are municipal opera houses conducted on the plan of the San Francisco sub scribers. OFFER CAME TOO LATE "Mayor Rolph's offer comes too late. He has given the subscribers of the ♦800,000 a slap in the face. He has tacitly charged them with undemo cratic principles and placed a reflec tion on their motives. I can say au thoritatively that the subscribers will not entertain any proposition for a revivification of the opera house scheme." With these words Attorney Joseph Redding, member of the board of trustees appointed to foster the mu nicipal opera house, today made it clear how he and the trustees stood In the matter. Mr. Redding said that Mayor Rolph had failed to grasp the many democratic points involved in the plans laid out by the trustees. LSKKD Mi PRIVILEGES "The subscribers were not asking any special privileges," said Mr. Red ding. "They put up their money to insure the existence of the opera house, which had to be endowed as nil opera houses have to be endowed to live, and they believed that. If they could pay for good seats they were entitled to them. People without means would be willing to sit In mod est seats as long as they could hear grand opera or high class entertain ment for reasonable prices. It is a matter of common knowledge that fabulous prices are asked for choice scats at grand opera. How many persons in modest circumstances would care to pay exorbitant sums to see a performance? "In other words the wealthy citi zens of a community keep up the opera and the others are able to en joy the fruits without taxing their purses. There is nothing aristocratic or undemocratic about the propo rtion, and Mayor Rolph will probably realize that some day." To pass an ordinance over the mayor's veto would require 14 votes. When the opera house ordinance was passed by the supervisors November 10 the vote was 13 to 5, those against the ordinance being Supervisors A. J. Oallagher, George Gallagher, Edward L. Nolan, Oscar Hocks and Ralph Mc- Leran. This would indicate that the < on lln tied on Pane 2, Column ."» :■ .... . . . *t f ? , • : , ■ , '■*-». • •'" * - - Ho! For Easton! Join The Call's Free Excursion Down the Peninsula Sunday Mark Sunday as a day you are going to enjoy yourself, then come down to The Call office and register to go to Easton and see the splendid Easton Addition and ride on the trolleyless and wireless electric line. A fair, sunny day is promised for the trip. THE San Francisco CALL Holloway, Palo Alto Contractor, Convicted Of Slaying His Wife Testimony of 7 Year Old Son Be lieved to Have Brought Verdict at Second Trial SAN JOSE, Nov. 21.—After deliber ating 24 hours a jury in Superior Judge Beasly's court this morning found Almon Holloway, a contractor of Palo Alto, guilty of murder in the first degree. Life imprisonment was recommended. Holloway shot and killed his wife in their home October 3, 1912, during a quarrel. He will be sentenced next Monday. This was Holloway's second trial, the first Jury having disagreed. It is believed that the testimony of his 7 year old son was responsible for the conviction. The son did not testify at the first trial. Holloway testified he shot his wife in self-defense. He asserted that she physically was his superior. New Trial Is Asked For Arthur B. Widney Claiming that the defense was in possession of newly discovered evi dence, the attorneys for Arthur B. Widney. convicted of white slavery, filed a written motion with Superior Judge Dunne today asking for a new trial. Oth"r grounds are named..in the mo tion. Widney was up for sentence, but on account of the petition for a new hearing. Judge Dunne continued the matter until Wednesday morning for argument on the motion. Suffragette Fire Does Great Damage OXFORD, Eng., Nov. 21. —An incen diary flre. attributed by the police to suffragettes, did enormous damage to day, sweeping an extensive area of timber yards and threatening for a time to destroy the plant supplying the city with artificial gas. The loss is estimated at $250,000. The confla gration began in six different places and was aceompnied by terrific explo sions. Women were seen in the vicin ity. Before the firemen reached the scene great piles of lumber were in a blaze. Fire Causes Panic in School for Girls LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21.—Many stu dents in the fashionable Cumnock school for girls were thrown into ex citement early today when an ex- plosion and flre wrecked a building at 1423 South Flower street, close to the rear of the school. The flre was in a small house oc cupied by Nick Rahajgyk, a Russian gardener. The Russian was prepar ing breakfast when his oil stove ex ploded. Hetty Green Works On 78th Birthday NEW YORK, Nov. 21.—Mrs. Hettle Green sat at her desk today celebrat ing her seventy-eighth birthday anni versary in her own way. She was working, and in honor of the occa sion began her day's work an hour earlier than usual. The burden of millions rests easily upon Mrs. Green, for she Is as' nimble as a woman of 30. She declares she will be sitting at her desk on many more birthdays in the future. What One Can of Tomatoes Can Do A can of tomatoes fell on A. Djuren, 941 Ellis street. San Francisco, while he was unloading a. wagon in Ala meda this morning, with the follow ing net results: Ouh on the head. One blackened eye. Two teeth knocked out. Smanbed nose. Hrul»rM about the face. H*" was taken to the Alameda emergency hospital for treatment. FOURTEEN PAGES— SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1913 GRAND JURY RESCINDS ACTION Withdraws Indictment of Ed ward Clifford That Charged Him With Robbery Edward Clifford, charged with the robbery of a Polk street car, today had the indictment against him with drawn by the grand jury, after that body had twice voted to indict him. The dismissal of the charge came after the grand jurymen this morn ing investigated Cliffords alibi and visited the scene of the alleged holdup. A week ago the jury indicted Clif ford. Not content with the vidence adduced at that time, those jurymen who voted against the indictment last night undertook to show that the in dictment was wrong. But it ended in a second indictment. Today's dismis sal is the third action. "FRAME CP" < HVH<;KD Despite the testimony of four wit nesses swearing to an a'.lbi and the charges of "City Detective Bierman that the United Railroads" detectives and attorae.\ f had framed trp" the identification and were ' attempting to railroad" the accused man to San Quentln, and his acquittal in the po lice court, the inquisitors after three hours' meeting returned the indict ment last night against Clifford. The grand jurors who voted against the indictment were responsible for the special session this morning. Police Judge Shortall was one of the principal witnesses this morning. JUDGE DISMISSED CHARGE The indictment followed Judge Shortall's dismissal of the charge against Clifford with a caustic criti cism of the United Railroads' men. Detective Bierman t> stiiied that when Motorman Nieberger was taken to the city prison to identify the suspect he was about to pick out an other man when E. Byington, United Railroads detective, whispered. "Pick out the third man," who was Clifford. Patrick Coffman of the Modoc sa loon and three other witnesses testi fied that Clifford had been in the saloon playing cards with them at the time of the robbery during Por tola week. Shoes Hidden as Joke; Poor Joke on Firemar In the future when Frederick Spooncer retires at night he will put hia shoes under his pillow. The loss of his hrogans last night almost cost him his job. He is probation truck man on Company 8 of the San Fran cisco fire department. Battalion Chief Boden filed formal complaint with £he flre commission that Spooncer had failed to respond to an alarm. Investigation revealed that Spooncer's shoes had been re moved from his bedside as a joke. His explanation that he could not fight flre in his bare feet resulted in the dismissal of the charge. Schmidt Must Go to Trial Next Tuesday NEW YORK, Nov. 21.—Hans Schmidt, slayer of Anna Aumuller. must go to trial next Tuesday, ac cording to a decision made by -Judge Foster today. The judge denied a motion for the appointment of a lunacy commission to pass on the mental condition of the confessed slayer. Kentucky Turkeys to Grace Wilson's Table WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 .-rKentucky bronze turkeys, fattened on celery, chestnuts and red pepper, will be the Chief item of the Thanksgiving din ner for President Wilson and mem bers of his cabinet. South Trimble, . Icrk of the house, will supply the turkeys, which were raised on his Blue Grass farm. The president's bird weighs 40 pounds and the others 25. Pretty Girl Will Battle Alone for Art in Great City Daughter of Rich New Zealand Parents on Way to New York to Become Actress Miss Mimi Kalman, a pretty Auck land girl who arrived here today on the liner Sierra, may not be a great actress, but she is game. The daugh ter of well to do parents in the New Zealand city, she ha» dramatic as pirations and is going to put them to the test. She is going to New York. "I have no friends there." she says. I know nobody there. I expect to take a course in elocution for the purpose of toning down any colonial isms that may be thought to mar my art. I think I have talent and am going to try hard for a chance to demonstrate it." President Cuts Out New Year Reception. Excuse: Needs Rest WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.—Secretary to the President Tumulty has issued the follow.ng statement: "The New Year reception will not be held January 1, 1914. The depart ure from custom on this occasion is due to the fact that the president Will not be In Washington on that day. Owing to the long session of congress the president has had no va cation since his inauguration. As the approaching session of congress will be a long one his only opportunity to secure rest will be during the usual holiday recess of congress." Society believes, however, a similar announcement will be made in future years and that New Year's receptions are over. Killed Himself to Show Employer He Was a "Brave Man" Leaving a note to the effect that he was killing himself to show the man for whom he worked and made money that he was a brave man. Race dei Car, a laborer, 33 years old, committed suicide at 3 o'clock this morning by shooting himself in the head with a revolver in a room in a hotel at 647 Sansome street. Car hired the room late last night and the shot was heard a couple of hours afterward. Lumber for Emergency School House Stolen Director Sallie Jones of the board of education has enlisted the services of Chief of Police White and a force of detectives to investigate the disap pearance of a load of lumber early this morning from the site of the pro posed emergency building for the Le Conte school, Norwich and Alabama streets. The lumber was hauled to the site last night, and this morning when the contractor went on the job he found nary a stick of it. Fire in Light Well Scares Hotel Guests The guests of the Hotel Hamlin, corner Eddy and Leavenworth streets, were frightened this morning when smoke from a rubbish flre in a light well drifted in through the window of a basement and filled the corridors of the place. At the cry of "flre" every one ran out into the halls. The flre department had no difficulty in extinguishing the flames. Vatican Puts Ban On Modern Dances ROME, Nov. 20. —The Vatican, re plying to inquiries from several bish ops seeking advice regarding the tan. go and other modern dances, declares the tango must be considered immoral and therefore forbidden to Catholics. Women wearing silt skirts or trans parent gowns have been forbidden by several bishops to attend church serv ices. \ Woman 90 Years Old Dances in Slit Skirt BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 21.— Mrs. Margaret Bly of Marshall is 90 years old. When her granddaughter, Mrs. Evan D. Hubbard of Battle Creek, gave a birthday party for her, she came in a slit skirt and danced with the younger people. ACCUSED IS SILENT IN COURT By Advice of Lawyer He De clines to Add to Denial of Allegation Apparently unconcerned, although he confessed that he appreciated tht> gravity of the charge, Harry W. Sea well. art student, clubman and son of Superior Judge Seawell, was ar raigned before Police Judge Shortall tills morning on a charge of attempt ed attack preferred by 1" year old Olga Anderson. I'pon the motion of his attorney, Joseph J. Dunne, and witii the ((in currence of the district attorney's oi- < ontlnueil on Page 2, Column 2 Lillian B. Goldsmith Denounces Gertrude Atherton for Stand Says Every Woman in the Land Should Point Finger of Scorn at Writer LOR ANGELES, Nov. 21.—Lillian Burkhart Goldsmith, at a meeting of the Friday morning club, today, de nounced Gertrude Atherton and Kmma Goldman ad highly commended her fellow club members in their ef forts to wipe out the double stand ard of morals. "Every clubwoman in tiie land should point tli elinger of scorn at Gertrude Atherton," she declared. "They should cry, 'Shame, shame, Gertrude Atherton!' •'They should do this so long as she persists in her assertion that women of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw s class deserve no pity or sympathy." Bride Doubts Spouse Is German Noble; He Seeks $100,000 Balm Clements Woman, Married Few Days, Becomes Skeptical of Title and Deserts Husband STOCKTON, Nov. 21.—Kurt yon der Marwitz, who says he is a German nobleman and lieutenant to Kaiser Wilhelm, seeks the services of Attor ney Reed M. Clarke of Etockton to obtain $100,000 damages from his bride and her brother because they doubt his clai mto a title. Attorney Clarke has written to Germany to es tablish whether Marwitz is a noble man. Marwitz married Miss Alice Baum gart of Clements November 3. After a few days of married life the bride doubted his claim to nobility and re fused to live with him. She announced today that she will give her husband until January 1 to prove his claim. Long Beach Church Calls S. F. Minister LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21—Elders of the newly organized Calvary Presby terian church of Long Beach, com posed largely of former members of the First Presbyterian church of that city, have sent a formal Invitation to Rev. O. H. L. Mason of San Fran cisco to become pastor of the new church for a year, beginning Decem ber 1. The elders declared today they were certain Doctor Mason would accept. Doctor Mason resigned from the First Presbyterian church following charges that he had acted indiscreetly with several young women of his congregation. The Los Angeles pres bytery exonerated him from all blame and he left the church. WOMAN WHO FIRST WORE MONOCLE HERE, OBTAINS A DIVORCE Mrs. Jean Mahan Uniack, pioneer on coast of monocle and cane for women, who gets divory. Mrs, Jean Mahan-Uniack, Pioneer of Eyeglass and Cane, Charging Cruelty, Is Freed From Husband, Mrs. Jean Mahan Uniack, a distant relative of Rear Admiral Mahan, ob tained an interlocutory decree of di vorce today in Judge Graham's'court from Aloysi'us Uniack of Los Angeles. Every effort was made to keep the case secret, the complaint lia\tng been filed two months ago. Mrs; Uniack charged her husband struck her and that he treated her cruelly. The wife's testimony was corrobor ated by her sister. Miss Helen L. Mahan, 1719 Oak street, with whom she is staying. Miss Mahan •recently returned from New York and introduced to local society the custom among women of 'GOODBY, BISHOP!' 'GOODBY, WATCH!' Son of Inventor Edison Loses Timepiece Bidding Farewell to Prelate Friend Bidding farewell to a bishop is or dinarily a ceremony unattended by danger, but Charles Edison, son of the inventor, lost a watch in the process. Young Edison, who is in this city with several eastern men in connection with the proposed beach amusement pier, learned Wednesday that Bishop C. H. Brent of the Episcopal diocese of the Philippine islands was leaving that afternoon on the Chiyo Maru for the orient. The bishop and Edison have long been friends, so the latter lost no time in jumping into a taxi, and hur rying down to the docks to wish the eminent divine "bon voyage." In the final helter skelter of leaving the ship after the warning bell Edison was standing at the rail, with his pre cious timepiece In one hand and the palm of the bishop tightly grasped in the other. "Goodby, bishop," cried Edison. "Goodby, my son, and good luck," answered the bishop. 1 Just then an excited stranger dashed by, jostling Edison's elbow. "Goodby, watch," murmured Edison, as his treasured chronometer dropped into the bay. *" ,||,| Daily -1856 - the metropolis of carrying a short cane and wearing a monocle. The ITniscks were married Decem ber 19, 1910, and the husbands cruelty, she said, started "two months later at Monte Rio, where 'the couple were staying for the summer. Mrs. T niack told Judge Graham that her husband, threatened to kill her at their home at the Benedict apart ments. - J.adge Graham learned that a summons had been served on I'niai'K in' the southern city, but that he ha'd.igrlored the action of his wife. Mrs. ,I'n'iacjt., told the court that she dld> not twpknt alimony, although her husband' receives a salary of $200 a month. FISKE WILL SUE U.P. FOR DAMAGES Man Imprisoned 30 Hours on Charge of Robbery Says He Will Begin Action For the 30 hours Edward A. Fiske remained in the city prison' a' train robber suspect, he is going to ask the Southern Pacific company and the city police department to pay him more than ,SIOO,OOO, according to his attorneys, Harrison & Harrison. Papers in the suit will be filed Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, so Ralph C. Harrison announced, after a conference with Fiske and i Louis Ward, another attorney who will be associated with the Harrisons in the cases. '"GRIEVOUSLY WRONGED" "We feel Mr. Fiske has been wronged grievously," Harrison said. "The details of the suit have not been settled. We do not know those who will be nairted as responsible for the affair. The amount of thes uits has n6t been determined, upon, but will be more than $100,000." Following the robbery of the mail car on the Bay Shore Limited Monday evening Fiske was arrested at the St. Francis Tuesday. PRICE ONE CENT GUY IS RUSHEDTO BANKS OF GRANDE Maderos Are Taken Aboard U. S. Warship at Vera Cruz by Wilson's Orders; Will Not Be Surrendered BULLETIN LAREDO, Nov. 21.—Machine guns are being planted along the Mexican border by the United States military authorities. Two special trains filled with cavalrymen and a platoon of machine guns reached here at noon from Fort Sam Houston. BULLETIN MEXICO CITY, Nov. 21.—The landing of the United States marines in Mexico to protect the property of foreigners is imminent as a result of the revolutionary activity in the vicinity of Lake Tamiahua. The rebel leaders today ordered the oil wells there to be shut down and forced the Mexican employes to join the army. Threats have been made to set the wells afire if federal soldiers are sent into the territory. BULLETIN MEXICO CITY. Nov. 21.—Many women were carried away by the rebels who captured the towns of San Andreas del Teal and Batea on Thursday. All public buildings were burned when the rebels withdrew, after looting homes on every side. BULLETIN VERA CRUZ, Nov. 21.—The Mex ican gunboat Zaragosa sailed from here today with munitions of war for Huerta's garrison at Tampico. MADEROS TAKEN OX WARSHIP VERA CRUZ, Nov. 21. —Daniel and Evaristo Madero were taken on board the United States warship today. Their departure from the American consul ate, accompanied by General Canada, caused no excitement. The Mexican gunboat Zaragosa sailed from here today with munitions of war for Huerta's garrison at Tampico. Acting Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt today notified Rear Admiral F. F. Fletcher at Vera Cruz to take the refugees outside the military limit and place them on a commercial ship if they wish to leave Mexico and the Vera Cruz consulate. Secretary Bryan conferred with the president upon the situation involving the refugees, and later announced there had been no demand by the Huerta government upon the United States government for the men's re lease up to noon. A rebel attack is expected on Vera Cruz today. It was reported this morning that part of the revolution ary force besieging Tuxpam is march ing on this city and tension is high. Marines on the Louisiana and New Hampshire, anchored off Tampico, are ready to land there for the protection of foreigners should the situation be come threatening. Request for Unitea States protection there for the big oil The CARROLTON HAT JVotH In Color*. \Sp PAUL T. CARROLL H«tail Diltributex Knox, stetnon. Henry Heath. Dt Laze. Carrolltoa and Carroll Hat* Btjla Catalara* mailed oa application, HAT STORES 708 Markat. opp. M; to Gaary nr. Kaaray. HABEHDASHEBT 714 Market at. opp. Call bids.