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• • California Homes, j VOLUME 115.—N0. 7 CELL DOORS CLOSE ON RED LIGHT FORGERS Huerta's Family Flees Mexico City for Coast 2 "PENMEN" ARE RUN TO EARTH WEIL AND BARRON ARRESTED Assistant district attorney (left) and Supervisor Fred L. Hilrner, whose own name was forged, examining the Red Light abatement bill petitions. Below is a facsimile of signatures from a page of the petition showing the district attorney's check "F" against the forged names. EAST IN GRIP OF WINTRY SALES CHICAGO. Dec. B.—Long delayed winter visited the north, central and western states today. The cold came suddenly, sending the mercury down ward 25 degrees' In a few hours. The '.emperature in Chicago is 18 degrees above zero. The wind reached a velocity of 40 miles. The sudden hange in temperature found Chicago unprepared. Streetcars and elevated trains w«r<> not heated. Apartment house dwellers suffered from lack of heat. Municipal shelter houses were crowded to capacity last night. The cold weather claimed the first ▼ictim of this season today. Fred M. Scarloe was found dead from cold on the sidewalk near the union sta tion. f¥>LD STRIKES NEW YORK. NEW YORK, Dec. B.—The first winter weather struck New York today. The thermometer fell to 26 degrees above zero, a drop of more than 22 degrees in 12 hours. LAKE TRAFFIC TIKI) VW «'Li-:vELAND, 0., Dec. 8. —A strong gale, accompanied by a drop In tem perature, to continue several days, tied up lake traffic today. About three inches of snow fell. DEATH LIST GROWS DALLAS. Tex., Dec. B.—Five hun dred may be dead in central and south ern Texas as a result of the floods. As th*> waters recede, communication is restored and every hour brings tid ings of an increasing death list. Fully 9 hundred are known to have per ished. The latest reports received here told of the drowning of 50 per s.mi". mostly icproes,»t Sunnyside on the Brainf rt" THE San Francisco CALL Men Accused of Writing False ' Signatures on Abatement Petition Are in Custody Our case is a strong one. We will Igo to the bottom of the entire af ! fair. We have a strong suspicion as to who incited the forgeries and we intend to get the higher ups.— Statement by Louis Ferrari, assist ant district attorney, who has been conducting the investigation o) the petition fraud. The first arrests in the fight to trap the forbers of about 10,000 names to the referendum petitions of the red light abatement act and the early 'losing act were made today, when Bennie Well and Henry Barron were taken into custody. Weil was arrested shortly after 11 o'clock at the corner of Third and Market streets by Corporal Charles Goff. Barron was arrested at his home, 1247 Jackson street, at noon by Detectives William Proll and James Skelly. The two men are be ing held in detinue. They will be charged with subornation of perjury. WHOLESALE FORGERY CHAHI.KII The two prisoners were engaged in circulating the referendum petition. But it was only recently, through the efforts of Assistant District At torney Louis Ferrari, that these two men were accused of having forged thousands of names. The two men will be subjected to a grilling examination by the detective bureau and the district attorney's of fice in the hope that they may b* broken down and give the names of the men higher up. Ferrari declares that he will not stop with these two arrests, but will continue until he t »n tinned on Page 2, Coin inn 2 FOURTEEN PAGES— SAN FRANCISCO. MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1913 LOVELOCK AFIRE; LOSS IS $200,000 RENO, Nev., Dec. 8. —Two-thirds of the business section of Lovelock was burned today. The loss is $200,000. The origin of the fire, which started at 2 o'clock a. m.. Is unknown. Both telegraph offices, a hotel, several, stores and the Rochester mines office were burned. Wires are down and details are lacking. The pre is still raging. Schmidt Faces Trial For Aumuller Killing NEW YORK, Dec. B—Two hundred veniremen jammed Judge Goster's rooms in the general sessions court today for trial of Hans Schmidt, who confessed to killing Anna Aumuller. Sell Calls every [fj afternoon and H earn enough to DUjJ} fcup pour oipn n * clothes. It's so eas y you'll he as- Making. gSi^S MAflOyf culation Deparl '\ ment of The Call and find | out a// afcou/ a*. JORDAN NEXT IN WAR ON QUACKS Arraigned in police court this morn ing, the men back of the two "mu seums of anatomy" raided and closed Saturday by the state board of medi cal examiners announced they have given up the fight to maintain their dens. ,jjß No attempt will be made by the owners of the Cook Medical company museum, 8» Third street, or the mu seum of "Dr." George Morton, 745 Market street, to secure licenses to operate from the police commission at its meeting tonight. An attorney who was asked for ad vl< by the quack specialists told Douis Ward, attorney for the state board of medical examiners, that the quacks are too much afraJd of public sentiment in San Francisco-to at tempt to open their doors again im mediately. cheVoweth removes SIGN As another evidence of the rout of the quacks came a sudden activity to day in front of the offices of "Dr." M. B. ciienoweth at 718 Market street, where two workmen dismantled the big sign "Specialists," which had served as a lure for Chenoweth's vic tims. They also took down the sign bearing Chenoweth's name. Crowds watched the work that marked the death of one of the biggest swindles of the quack tribe. "Dr." HKggina, who ran the Chenoweth of fice, is a fugitive from justice, with a warrant out for his arrest and de tectives hunting him. THREE CASES POSTPONE!) Or. C. K. liolsman, Dr. C. L. Steele Continued en Page 2, Column 3 THE SAN FRANCISCO POST PURCHASED BY THE CALL PUBLISHING COMPANY The San Francisco Post, its name, good will, circulation and sub scription list and Associated Press membership have been pur chased by The .Call Publishing Company. Its name has been changed with today's issue to The San Francisco Call and Post and under that name it will be delivered hereafter to its subscribers. THE CALL PUBLISHING COMPANY, F. W. KELLOGG, President. - • ► • 'V * ' SUFFRAGE IS REFUSED BY WILSON WASHINGTON. Dec. S. —President WiJsou t'Xlay 'urue.i <!o*n the suffra gettes in their request for a special message to congress on suffrage. Wilson flatly refused to pledge his indorsement of the woman's suffrage movement. This is the greatest re buff the suffragists have met in their nation wide campaign. He told a delegation of 130 which appealed to him directly in the White House he could act only as president of the t"nited States, not as an individual, at this time. Ho added that as leader of a political party which already had rpade pledges to the people he had his hands full co-operating with con gress in* fulfilling these pledges. SII.KXT O.V PERSONAL VIEWS In addressing the delegation the prt-sident did not vouchsafe his pri vate conviction regarding woman's suffrage, but conveyed the impression that he was not unfavorably disposed toward it. Absolutely rejecting their request thai tie indorse the project in any way at the present time, he declared when congress comes to him for his opinion on woman's suffrage he would give it, because he could not on his own Ini tiative urge woman's suffrage legisla tion upon congress at the present time. Dr. Anna Shaw, president of tile N«tioiial"Ameri<-an Woman Suf frage association, was spokesman for legislation enfranchising women by constitutional amendment. She urged the president to include such a re quest in a general message to con gress, md that he indorse a move ment to create a suffrage committee in the house. CHAGRINED BY STAND * The president replied by citing the fact that as president of the United States his every act must be made within certain well defined limita tions. He cited the fact that even when he went out walking he was virtually under arrest, being shad owed by secret service officers. The suffragists were deeply disap pointed over the president's attitude. They did not conceal their chagrin as they left the White House. They marched to the White House two abreast, with the exception of Dr. Shaw and Miss Alice Paul, the "mili tant," who came in a taxicab. Mother of Convict Sues Loan Society SAN JOSE, Dec. 8. —Mrs. Helen J. Black commenced suit today against the Palo Alto Building and Doan as sociation for $7,000 alleged to have been invested while her son, Marshell Black, was acting as its secretary. Black is now serving a 10 year term in San Quentin prison for embezzle ment. House 0. X.'s Churchill Plan to Muzzle Navy WASHINGTON. Dec. B.—The house today, 314 to 11, passed the Hensley resolution approving the suggestion of Winston Churchill, lord admiralty of Great Britain, that all nations sus pend for one year their naval con struction program Wharfinger Garcia Accused of Plot to Graft Harbor Money Civil Service Commission Charges Official Sought to Arrange Split With Collector A. complaint charging Wharfinger Frank F. Garcia with dishonesty was issued today by Charles Wesley Reed, president of the state civil service commission at the instance of the state harbor commission. It is charged that in March and April Garcia approached Frank De mju tint, collector for the harbor board, with the proposition that De martini withhold 1200 a month from his collections and divide the money equally with Garcia. Demartini re ported the matter to his superiors. Garcia has 10 days in which to file a reply and 30 days to appear for a hearing. Suicide Describes Progress of Death Fumes as He Dies "Have Done; Thirty Minutes; Sink- ing," Reads Note Found by Side of Berkeley Man William Francis Macomber. 54 years old. kept a sort of suicide's diary last night when he ended his life with gas at his home, 1600 Milvia street, Berke ley. He connected a rubber tube with the open gas jet and placed this in his mouth. He left the windows part ly open so that the gas would escape and not be detected In the house. Then he wrote on a bit of paper the words. "6 p. m., goodby. W. F. M." On the paper lie inscribed again, "6:30; have done; 30 minutes; sinking: best for all that 1 will pass out. Will." His widow found him dead. Trail of Oil Lands Glazier in Arson Net Fire Marshal Towe today arrested Ralph Roy Patterson and lodged him in the city prison on a charge of arson. Patterson, a glazier, is accused of having set fire to the cottage which he occupies at "33 Duncan street and an adjoining house at 739 Duncan street, owned and occupied by J. F. C. Harrold. The latter was asleep when the fire started in his home at 5:30 o'clock yesterday morning. Towe found a trail of paper and kerosene in Patterson's home leading from the front bedroom througYi the hall to a closet and then to the kitchen. Prince Loses Suit; Creditors Get Bonds WASHINGTON. Dec. B.—Prince Douis de Barn, who married Miss Wi nans, a daughter of Ross Winans, Baltimore millionaire, lost his suit in the supreme court today to prevent his creditors taking $190,000 in bonds held by him as guardian of his two children. The bonds were attached for the prince's deots. He claimed they were exempt from execution. M:D. Picks Crocker's Berries; Under Arrest Dr. Richard L. Oehsner. a physician living at Eighteenth and Guerrero streets, San Francisco, was arrested in Hillsborough this morning for picking Christmas berries on the Tem pleton Crocker estate. He will be tried in the Hillsborough court to night. A dozen persons have been arrested this season in Hillsborough for the same offense I Daily -1856 * PRICE ONE CENT DIVORCE IS SOUGHT BY ACTRESS LOS ANGELES. Dec. B.—As the cul mination of what she terms "recent dramatic domestic disturbances," Mrs. Richard Ferris, better known to play goers as Florence Stone, announced here today that she intended to start immediate action for divorce from her husband, Dick Ferris, actor, manager and soldier of fortune. Florence Stone has been appearing in various stock companies of this city for some time past and has been a great favorite. In San Francisco, where she ap peared in stock many times, it was ascertained that her husband always had been very attentive and the couple was looked upon as a very de voted one. Ferris gained a great deal of no toriety recently through a scheme to take over a section of Lower Cali fornia with the intention of forming a new republic and declaring himself dictator. The scheme fell through and Incidentally involved Ferris in a tangle with the United States gov ernment. He was alleged to have violated the neutrality laws by his activity during the Mexican revolu tion. Previous to her marriage to Ferris Miss Stone was the wife of Melbourne Macdowell and the pair starred for a long season prior to 1906 in the old Grand opera house in San Francisco. Prosecution Rests In Coulson Trial The prosecution in the trial of A. R. Coulson, on the charge of murder, rested at 11.55 o'clock. A recess was taken until 2:30 o'clock this after noon, when the defense will begin. Detective James Gallagher testified this morning under cross examination in the Coulson case that Mrs. Kate Gallagher, who is closely identified with the case, told him she thought she heard Coulson's voice when the shots were fired that killed two men and wounded her. Gallagher was one one of the officers who arrested Coul son and secured evidence. Husband Gets Million from Wife's Estate The decree of final distribution in the estate of Mrs. Agnes Howard Hayne. society woman of San Mateo, who died in Italy July 12, 1912, was filed in Redwood City today. The entire estate valued at about $1,000,000 is given to Duncan llayne. the hus band. Although the daughter. Agnes M. Hayne. is not named by the bene ficiary, it is understood that she will be cared for by her father. Smiling, She Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Smiling and appearing in the best of moods, Leah Alexander, charged with killing J. D. Van Baalen, pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder before Superior Judge Dunne this morning. The case was continued one week, to be set for trial. RECALL PETITIONS FOR COMMISSIONERS STARTED VALLE.TO, Dec. S.—Robert W. Burns, a local blacksmith, lias filed affidavits to start the recall of Commissioners George H. Warford and W. P. Blake of thU alt- ATTACK ON CAPITAL MADE BY REBELS BULLETIN AGUAS CALIENTE, Mex., Dec B.—Four government secret service men were assassinated here today. They were sent here to investigate reports that the railroad shopmen were planning to join the rebels. All were killed in different parts of the city. MEXICO CITY, Dec. B.—General Huerta's family has fled from the capital. They are on their way to Manzanillo, a port of the Pacific coast. The flight of Huerta's family indicates that the dictator realizes the end of his regime is near and that he can not withstand the com bined assaults of the Zapatistas and the Carranzaistas. They left Ist night on a special train, but the departure did not be come known until noon today. All traveled in a single car, with the win dow binlds drawn down tightly, according to railroad officials who superintended the arrangements. A military train was blown up by the rebels north of Iguala, state of Guerrero, today, ami all the train crew killed. It is believed a number of soldiers were killed. It is believed the Huertas will gc to Japan. Huerta is still at the pal ace this afternoon. It is reported the wife begged Huerta to flee also. BATTLE NEAR MEXICO CITY General Castro's federals are en gaged in a battle with a large force of Zapatistas 26 miles from here be tween Contreras and Ajusco. The fighting is going on near Tresmarias. Zapata's soldiers began a general ad vance on the capital at dawn and made good progress, when they were met by the federals dispatched from here. As the rebels advanced they de stroyed the railroad.. Reinforcements Joined Zapata's men today, coming from Pueblo Guerrero. The revolu tion waged by Carranza and Zapata has developed into a race between the latter's bandit force and the constitu tionalists for the honor of taking the Mexican capital. There is a growing fear that the city within a few hours will see looting and killing in the streets. Assurances were given the Mexican government that it will be able to se cure a loan in France, according to reports circulated here today by of ficials close to Huerta. It is intimated by them that before Senor de la Lama, minister of finance, left here he had been told he would have no trouble arranging for a loan in Paris. REFI'GEKS LOST OX DESERT EL PASO, Dec. S.—And still the refugees are on the desert. At the pre sidio there is a tense feeling of un rest among the hundreds of Ameri cans who have waited days for the coming of the caravan from Chihua hua. They are being restrained by the military from organizing and going to the rescue. It is thought that General Mercado Is holding the refugees vir tual prisoners to bring about interna tional complications, as was the case In Cuba when citizens were herded In concentration camps, the horror of which brought war. Were they not being held it is safe to say they would have been on Amer ican soil. The bullion caravan on 16 wagons, which for a time traveled with the refugees, reached the Pre sidio in safety Sunday. The bullion is valued at $740,000 and was carried in the wagons. VILLA FI«HTI>'G BATTLE Fighting between the main body of Villa's army and the federals under General Mercado is believed In prog ress at Chihuahua City. BORDER FIGHT IMUIXEVr PHESIDIO, Tex., Dec. B.—The mys terious troop movement just over the international line indicates another fight on the border is imminent, and has caused much activity in trie United States military circles today. The I'nited States army outpost just north of Presidio reported the pres ence of more than 100 Mexican cav alrymen, believed to be federals, who are moving upon Ojinaga. Shortly afterward firing could be heard.