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• Raper Jbt * California Homes. CAtJ - *XD POST, VOC M, JSO. ISC v v s OAJJU TW. US. NO. ». YEGGMEN TUNNEL INTO BANK; SECURE $3,700 Flames Sweeping Montreal During Water Famine R. R. BOARD FIXES SEA RATE REGULATION OF BOATS UPHELD Supreme Court Confirms the Commission's Authority Between State Ports The state railroad commission won tdcfaty its te6t case in the supreme court on which hinged the right of thf- commission to regulate the rates Of steamship lines doing business be tween different ports' of this state. The big feature of the supreme court decision, which was rendered against the Wilmington Transporta company, is that the power of a i ommission covers vessels which leave the Jurisdiction of the state and go to high sea in passing from port •. The court held that this did lot constitute foreign commerce. OVKHTtHXS INJUNCTIONS This decision removes injunctions ~ eh steamship companies have had in iorce since 18S3 to prevent com missions from regulating the rates of •amship lines doing business be i ' "en ports in the same state. ■ourt says that no foreign com merce takes place -unless a vessel touches at a foreign port or ex -■■s passengers or freight with * foreign vessel on the high seas. The Wilmington company runs a : ihips beween San Pedro and r:, on Catalina island. Both are in California, but the corn argued that because it ships t to the high seas without the i iSOlttion of the state, the railroad ■ imission had no control. The decision was written by Justice Vr.g-elotti and concurred in by Jus ices Henshaw and Melvin. The ruling will bring all California oast ships under the Jurisdiction of railroad commission. Rain Will Continue Tomorrow, Willson Says '! he rain that started this morn ng will last all day and night and | all day tomorrow, according to Forecaster Willson. Today it will | be confined to the northern part of ] I -.- state, but tomorrow it will be, all over California. The rain, the forecaster says, will M accompanied by high winds. At o'clock this morning a 40 mile gale was blowing at Point Reyes. Southeast storm signals are displayed all the way north to Eureka. "vampolla's Residence To Be Opened by Sister Br Associated Press. ROME, Dec. 29.—The removal of the seals' from the residence of the late Cardinal Rampolla was requested today by his sister. Baroness Caro lina Rampolla-Passana. She pre sented to the court the late prelate's Testament, dated 1889, according to which she is the only heir, her brother having died in the meantime. If no opposition Is raised by inter r ■ d parties, the removal of the seals pri lably will take place tomorrow. lost Anything ? ? Insert a small Want Ad .n the lost and found col umns of The Call-Post Want Ad Section. The large circulation of this pa per makes you sure to find it. Phone Kearny 86, Want Ad Dept. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL Mother Ends Her Life Because Daughter Fled To Spread Socialism Oakland Parent, Despondent Over Woman's Disappearance, Com mits Suicide Despondent over the disappearance of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Carstens, a sacialist leader, Mrs. Annette Chal mers, a widow in comfortable cir cumstances, committed suicide last night in her apartments at 4046 Pied mont avenue, Oakland, by inhaling Mrs. Carsten left her home several months ago to preach socialism. She was heard of in Stockton selling so cialist literature. Her husband fol lowed her through the state, gaining information of her activities, but al ways a day behind. Mrs. Chalmers formerly liver in Marshville and has two sons in the east who are said to be wealthy. She was 57 years old. State Prohibition Goes on 1914 Ballot By Ai*ociat*d Pre«s. SACRAMENTO. Deo. 29.—With the filing today of petitions from 10 coun ties, aggregating 25,693 names, the proposed law providing for total pro hibition in the state of California will go on -the general electio nballot in 1914. Aged Woman Victim of Auto Dies From Injury Mrs. W. T. Smith, an elderly woman jof Oakland, who November 8 was run jdown by an automobile driven by Don- I aid Prendeille, died tills morning ot j her injuries. The chauffeur was ar i rested on a charge of manslaughter. PrendeiUe faces a second charge for the running down of George Atherton, an elderly man of 757 Fourth street, , Saturday night. The driver is em- I ployed by A Schleuter. King Congratulates Wilson on Birthday PASS CHRISTIAN. Miss.. Dec. 29.— Congratulations poured in upon Pres ident Wilson yesterday in observance of his fifty-eighth birthday. From George V of England came the following dispatch: • I wish to offer you my Blncere congratulations on the anniversary of your birthday and trust that your health has not suffered from your ar duous duties of the year." U. S. Army to Grow Own Forage in islands By A»»*ci»t*d Prets. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.—The army promises to be relieved of heavy ex pense in transporting hay from the Pacific coast to the Philippines owing to the successful experiments of Brig adier General John J. Pershing in rais ing "guinea grass" In Mindanao. Gen eral Pershing has 40 acres under cul tivation in "guinea grass," which costs 6.2 cents per hundred weight, as against 25 cents charged by contract ors, and It is proposed to start the cultivation of this grass in other parts of the Philippines. Trunk Murder Mystery Puzzled N. Y. Police By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 29. —A trunk con taining the body of a man. who had been bound hand and foot and mur dered, was dumped out o fa push cart in the. heart of the east side today and left in the gutter. The body was still warm. Earl Rogers' Sister Files Divorce Suit LOS ANGELES, Dec 29 —The sec ond matrimonial storm In the family of Earl Rogers, noted criminal law yer, came today, when Mrs. Madge Rogers Thompson, youngest sister of the attorney, filed suit for divorce against Tnomas Henry Thompson on the ground of desertion. THIEF SMASHES DOORS WITH AX: GETS $140 LOOT After stealing an ax from the cellar of A. Apel. 3870 Grove street, Oak land, last night, a thief smashed the doors of his home and stole $140 in jewelry. FOURTHEN PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1913 —PAGES 1 TO 8 TO PROBE KILLING OF CONVICT PROVES AN HEIR OF RICHES Miss Valeric Warfield, of Auburn, sweetheart of Edward Hughes, who vas shot and killed near her home after his escape from San Francisco county jail S. F. MADE TRADE CENTER BUREAU The department of commerce at Washington has decided on San Francisco as one of the trade centers in which to establish a bureau for the giving out of information of for eign commerce, by means of which the government will seek to bring American business men into closer touch with markets abroad and thus help to build up foreign trade. Other bureau centers decided on are New York, Chicago and New Orleans. The order was made by Secretary Redfleld of the department of com merce. Officials at the Chamber of Com merce today said the bureau would be of great benefit to business men and merchants. In it will be kept as a reference library, open to the public, information on all kinds of businesses and statistics covering every trade business in the world, including retail prices, quantities sold, custom dis tricts, trade regulations and all other information which a business man might want and which he could use to aid him in his affairs. $7,336.80 in Fund For Gaynor Monument By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—Mayor Kline announced today that $7,336.80 has been given to the Mayor Gaynor Memorial association toward a monu ment to the late mayor. » Mother of Edward Hughes Re tains Attorney to investigate Shooting by S, F, Deputy Edward Hughes, alias David E. Al lison, killed by Deputy Sheriff Fred erick H. Classen near Auburn Satur day, was revealed today as the scape grace son of a rich Spokane family. ,Hls wealthy mother and brother have started an investigation into his death, retaining Attorney John A. liogan of San Francisco to probe the killing. Hughes, unarmed but belligerent, was shot on the way to his sweet heart's home. He resisted arrest, declaring he would not be brought back alive to the San Francisco coun ty jail, from which he escaped Christ mas eve. At the same time that Hughes was shown to be the black sheep of a rich family, there were bared details of the love story. The girl is Miss Valeric Warfield, daughter of a well to do rancher near Auburn. WILL GO TO AUBURN Hogan was retained by telegraph by Hughes' mother, Mrs. Alice Hughes of Spokane, and his brother, William E. Hughes. He will go to Auburn tomorrow. Hogan today wired the district at torney of Placer county that Hughes' family demanded an Investigation. He wißted the coroner to delay the in quest. The latter replied that it was held Saturday, within a few hours of the shooting. Classen had been spnt to Aubuin Continued un Page 2. Coitus* 4 MRS. STOCKER AND GEMS HERE Mrs. Clara Baldwin Stocker and her diamonds, her maids and her husband arrived this morning In her private car "California" to partake of San Francisco's New Year cheer. In a big touring car the party went to the St. Francis. Meanwhile Stocker wanders about the lobby of the hotel. He never goes far away from the suite on the sev enth floor. Why? Because he Is really afraid to. He says so him self. He is fearful lest some bold bandit knocks him down and takes that great sparkling diamond that he wears on his little finger. But Mrs. Stocker says she feels per fectly safe and j«erfectly comfort able in San Francisco. She says 4 that Arcadia—that's her home town—ls much too primitive and quiet for a New Year celebration. U. S. Consul Out $250 Surety Given for Widow LONDON. Dec. 29. —The surety of $250 given by the American consul general In London was forfeited to day when Mrs. .Sheridan Pitt Read, widow of a former American consul at Tientsin, failed to appear at the police court to answer the charge of obtaining credit on false pretenses. The charge arose oat of a bill for $10 presented by a London hotel. BIG CITY IS HELPLESS IN BLAZE Supply Mains Broken; Explo sive Last Resort to Halt Flames MONTREAL, Que.. Dec. 29.—Fire started here this afternoon In a block of stores and houses at St. Hubert and Ontario streets. On account of the water famine the fire department was unable to check it. At 2:30 o'clock 20 buildings had been destroyed and the firemen were preparing to use dynamite. The water famine |hat has prevailed here since the breaking of a main several days ago compelled the fire men to fight the blaze with only one stream and their chemical extin guisher. In half an hour the Are had swept through a block. All the "apparatus in the city was summoned and every chemical extinguisher available was placed in the hands of firemen. KXPLOSIO.V* IV PROGRKSS From the block where It etarted the lire leaped across the street to a large automobile garage, where a se ries or gasoline explosions threw jets of tlame in all directions. At thU point Thief Trerablay heid v consultation with hi» lieutenants and decided to use dynamite. A mile of hose finally was stretched to the St. Lawrence river and saved the city. The fire caused ff.00.000 damage before it was checked. "Investment" of Fire Chief Proves a Bride Friends of Fire Chit-f Steinmetz of Alameda, who have looked* at his ih'W cottage that he said he was building for an investment in Webb avenue, were surprised to learn that the "Investment" was Miss Lillie Lewis, who this morning became his bride in San Jose. Chief steinmetz, accompanied by his bride to be anC tier mother, Mrs. Sarah Lewis. 1316 itetest street, Ala meda, motored to San Jose for the ceremony. Stelnrnetz has been a member of the Alameda fire depart ment for 1- years, having worked his way up from the ranks. "Passive Resistance" To Tax Means Trouble By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Dee. -9. — Women who follow the advice of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the Na tional Woman's Suffrage association, to offer "passive resistance" to the mi onve tax law. lay themselves open to serious trouble with the govern ment, in the opinion of offlt ials of the treasury department. Treasury officials point out that a fine of $-'0 to $1,000 is provided, and declare they propose to enforce the law. Lane Plans to Halt Speculation in Radium WASHINGTON. Dec. 29 —Secretai y Lane proposes to withdraw all lands of the public domain suspected of con taining radium, but these precious deposits may be obtained for the gen eral good and not become the subject of private speculation. Lane outlined his plan today In a letter to Chair man Foster of the house mines com mittee. 14 Hurt, 1 Killed, in L. A. Motor Accidents LOS ANGELES. Dec. 29.—Fourteen persons were in hospitals today suf fering injuries Incurred in a series of automobile and motorcycle accidents. One cost the life of Florence Parsons, fi years old. Mrs. Charles Hamburg of Whlttier was probably fatally In jured. Flames Sweep City and Thousands Are Homeless By Associated Press. SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, Dec. 29.— A fire which threatened to wipe out most of the city started at midnight in the tenement house district and still was raging unchecked ;tt noon. Thousands of the inhabitants spent the morning in the streets. S€U3TPtYilil!slsco*«s First Great DaHy Founded. — 185Q price one GEsnT "TANGO DANGEROUS" w . SAYS BISHOP <»>♦<» "Dissolvent of Morality" BAR LE DUC, France, Dec 29.—The bishop of Ver dun today issued a pastoral letter forbidding the dancing of the tango in his diocese. "The tango is intensely dan gerous," he says. "It is one of the greatest dissolvents of the morality of France." BARE NAME OF BANDIT'S AFFINITY Father Aids in Fight to Save "Bostick" From Gallows on Technicality BILLETIX LOS ANGKLES, Dec. 2».—Mrs. Lola Startler, wife of a San Pedro butcker, waa revealed this after noon an the a affinity of John Boa tick, the Southern Paciile train bandit. Menteneed to be hanffrd. It waa learned here that the woman la now in San KrueUrw and In suing; for divorce. By Associated Prats. LOS ANGELES. Dec. 29.—Ralph Fa rias, confessed Southern Pacific train bandit and slayer of Horace E. Mon tague, has started a fight for life. Behind an attempt to set aside the death sentence, started today, is the father of the young train robber, who has retained an attorney to try to se cure a trial and a less drastic sen tence. Alleged failure of the district attor ney and Gavin Craig of the su perior court to express the "degree" of the murder of Horace E. Montague, traveling passenger agent of the Southern Pacific, is the technical error by which the father of Farias and his attorney hope to invalidate the sen tence of death. Should the trial be granted, a new plea of not guilty will be entered. REWARD STII.I. TANGLED The disposition of the $7,000 of fered In rewards for the arrest of the El Monte and Richmond train rob bers by the Southern Pacific company, today remained no nearer solution than when It first shaped itself as a difficulty. Mrs. Arthur E. Colen, who. with her husband recognized Farris, alias Bostick, in Mission street, and trailed him till they could summon the police, declared today they rad made no plans for securing the reward. Patrolman T. J. Connell. the arrest ing officer, is determined to get at least a share of the money. The Southern Pacific officials are inclined to let the police determine to whom It belongs. New York Ex-Controller In Bank Periurv Net NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—Edward M. Grout, former controller of New York city, was Indicted today on a charge of having made a false report on re sources of the Union bank of Brook lyn, of which he was president. James P. Ashley, cashier, also was in dicted. An Educational Treat You Are Invited to Attend the Call-Post Free Cooking School Beginning Monday, January sth At Hale's Pompeian Court KATE B. VAUGHN In Personal Charge Doors Open 1:30 Lecture Demonstration 2:30 Interesting Menu Prepared, Explained and Served ROBBERS DIG ISO FEET 10 VAULT Drive Tunnel Under First Na tional Bank in Oroville and Escape With Total of $3,700 Yeggmen dug a tunnel 150 feet lenj[ under the First National bank of Oro ▼ille. chiseled through two feet ©I solid masonry into the vault, robbed the trays of $3,700 In silver and es* caped. The robbery was discovered this morning. After spending weeks digging tD reach the plunder the robbers tore out the wall and finished their •work some time between the closing hour of the bank Saturday afternoon and the opening hour today. News of the robbery reached Salt Francisco tbrongh "W. W. Gingleaj cashier of the First National bank* who notified the offices of the CtLXU fornia Bankers' association so th« organization could take up the bunt for the criminals. The Bankers' association posted a reward of $100 for the apprehension of each man concerned in the rob* bery, and dispatched Burns detec tives to Oroville to aid the city an! county officials. The skill with which the tunnel was run to the bank vault and the finished method of work indicated the work oi skilled cracksmen. For some reason the robbers were not able to use their nitroglycerin on the coin safe inside the vault. The money the men secured waa di vided as follows: Two hundred dollars in silver dollars, $1,2u0 in silver quar ters and $2,300 in half dollars. It weighed 142 pounds and was not sacked. The building under Which the long tunnel was d.ug is a lodge hall and generally is unoccupied during the daytime. The tools used in digging were left at the work. There is a lodging house adjacent to the lodge hall. Detectives believe the robbers lived at this lodging house and worked in the tunnel at night. How much time was required to dig the tunnel is a question. Officers estimate the chiseling of the brick wall and the drilling of the vault was the work of a dozen hours. Millionaire Defends Alleged White Slaver Contractors and builders, one a mil lionaire, appeared this morning in Judge Dawlor's court as character witnesses for Walter M. Rogers, a foreman, accused by the police of white slaving. Miss Hazel Roberts is the witness against him. Rogers is accused of living off the earnings of the Roberts woman. H. Sly, a millionaire, who owns apart ment houses everywhere In the city: Arthur Barr, E. U Melsburg and J. Fontelss, all former employers, testi fied that he was known to them, as an honest, upright and good foreman.