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Wholesome Paper for . California Homes CALL AM) POST, YOU 94, NO. 156. SAN FRANCISCO CAI-U YOU 115. NO. 20. RECKLESS DRIVERS FACING PRISON Police Judges Unit for Declar ing for Law's Limit for Fiends Who Kill and Maim Backed by Mayor Rolph, the board of supervisors and all the officials of 'he city and county of San Francisco, the police judges went to their benches this morning determined to stop the maiming of pedestrians by reckless automobile drivers by in flicting severe penalties on any per sons who nxay be convicted of speed ing. # The police judges agreed not to let any rirs. offender off with a mere fine without a bearing; and made it plain that their course toward auto drivers in the future will not be marked with the leniency of the past. WILL CHARGE FELONIES The judges let it be understood that any person accused of hitting a pedestrian and then driving away without offering aid will be prose cuted to the fullest extent of the law and will find himself immediately in the superior court with a felopy charge and a possil la sentence of five years' imprisonment and a fine of $5,000 scaring him in the face. Louis Canto: the . i.auffeur-thought to have caused the death of J. W. McDermott. is still being held in deti nue. No charge will be put against him until it is known definitely whether he is the driver of tlie auto mobile that hit the banker in Market street. 20 DAYS FOR WAGON DRIVER Julius Wohljethen, arrested yes terday for driving a delivery wogan whyle intoxicated, was sentenced to s~rve 20 days in the county jail by Police Judge Shortal! today on a charge of violating the traffic ordi nance. j Broil Glelheirn was fined $20 by Po- lice Judge Crist for speeding on a tnotorcyele. SUPERVISORS V.WMMOrS Members of the board of supervisors are unanimous in their determination to stop the wild automobile speeding that has resulted in several deaths lately, white the majority of them believe that no further legislation is necessary. Supervisors A. J. Gallagher and Murdock are prepared to intro duce amendments to the' traffic or dinance- Gallagher favors compelling the autolsts to place illuminated num bers on the machines at night, and also to have the chief of police inves tigate the character of each driver be fore issuing a permit- Supervisor Vogelsang said this morning that he favored the most drastic punishment for the speed maniacs. Here is what some of tho supervisors say. Supervisor Vogelaaag -- No punish ment can be too severe for the man who runs down a pedestrian and drives away. I favor the imposition of a jail sentence rather than a tine. The joy rider seldom feels the ef fect of a fine, while placing him in jail* is both an inconvenience and a TumiliatiOEL Too much leniency has been shown by the courts. I think we have enough legislation on the books Supervisor Payot—Things are coming to a pass where no pedestrian feels Only yesterday Mrs. Payot and I had a narrow escape in the downtown district. A with out looking where he was going, swung around the comer and came within an inch of knocking us both down. police should enforce the traffic ordinance to a letter. I believe in., the heaviest fines being imposed, as a jail sentence to the wealthy automobilist is not what it appears to be. As a rule, his friends exert an influence which makes his f incarceration altogether too much "f a lark. He gets on friendly terms with the jailer, has the best of food and ac -ommodations, and remains In iail only an absurdly short time. c !.:m a stiff fine that will hurt his j.ocketbook and It will benefit H. O. Harrison, one of the big auto mobile dealers of San Francisco, this morni;:e wrote letters to Chief of Police White and District Attorney Fi'-kert outlining a reform which he thinks would be effective in wiping out the "speeding" evil. Here arc son:»» of the reforms sug gested by Harrison: 'Force pedestrians to move with the traffic whistles. Sr ed up traffic across corners where there are traffic policemen. In New York the traffic policemen hurry the wheels over the crossings at tho j rate of 20 miles an hour. | "Insist on the slow passing of street Intersections where there are no traffic policemen. "Make, a fair spe.nl millt and stick to it. "Don't assess a $10 fine for an of- I fense. Fine the first offender $300 I and you will cure him." Missing Man's Body Found Buried in Snow CAHTO, Mendocino county. Dec. 29. After laying for three days in a snow drift, the body of William A. Bab cock, carpenter, has been recovered by searchers. It was near the main country road between here and Eay tonville. Babcock was walking from Layton ville on Christmas eve and was over come by the severe cold. He fell from exhaustion and was completely covered in the heavy snow. Babcock was well known in the northern part of the county. Be sides his wife and two children, he is survived by his aged parents, who were among the first settlers here, two brothers and three sisters. PAKX TWO FIRST WOMAN BOND AND WARRANT CLERK CHAMPION OF PEACE Mrs. Jean de Greayer, first woman bond and warrant clerk in the United States, whose work in San Francisco proves big success. Mrs, De Greayer Halts Many Lawsuits by Employing Cita tion System The first woman bond and warrant clerk In the United States is Mrs. Jean E. de Greayer. San Francisco has three women protective officers and now the city boasts of a woman in the district attorney's office. It was by accident that Mrs. de Greayer was appointed to her present position as an assistant bond and warrant clerk. September 1 District Attorney Fickert decided to employ Mrs. de Greayer to adjust cases in volving women and children coming under his jurisdiction. The experiment was ajuch a success that Fickert transfers her into the warrant department, where such cases usually originate. Each morn ing Mrs. de Greayer can be seen do ing her share of work behind the wicket at the hall of justice, dealing out warrants, signing citations and handling the cash derived from the bonds Involvlhg persons in trouble. "In three weeks." she said today. "J. ' CABARET BALL IN SOCIETY PALACE There's another thrill in store for Han Francisco hay society. It's a real cabaret show in a ballroom—little tables, lights, musir, vaudeville, tango and all the rest—as true to life as could be. The hostess is to be Mrs. James Tyson. Mrs. Tyson is today having the ball room of her Alameda home prepared for the affair, which is set for New Tear eve. It promises to he one of the most novel entertainments of the season and rumors of the plans have set them to talking over tea cups and other cups. Mrs. Tyson is noted for unusual en tertainment THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL have been instrumental in sealing 1 73 eases on citations. In many cases : a citation does the work of a warrant ; and causes less work for tlie police j courts. "Instead of clogging the courts. I j think that the citation system Is a much better way of settling petty j 'iirtVt ences: Persons come down here ! In an angry frame of mind and a ma- | jority want misdemeanor warrants in a hurry. Instead of issuing the war- j rant, I send out a citation for the | party named by the complainant, have the two meet the next morning and in nine cases out of ten the re sult is that they depart with good feeling restored." Mrs. de Grcayer is a former news paper Woman and is a member of the Woman's Political league. Next week she will address members of the or ganization on her duties as a San Francisco bond and warrant attache. NEW REVOLT IN CHINA LAUNCHED PEKING, Dec. 29. —A revolt of three regiment of the Chinese army under the leadership of General Yang Hu Pin was reported to-day from I.allfu. In the far southwestern prov ince of Yunnan, about 100 miles from the frontier of Burma. The soldiers on December S down their officers, raided the ar jmory, killed a professor and several students of the Chinese college, as well t.m a number of citizens, and then proclaimed the independence of 1 the province in the name of Dr. Sun SAN FRANCISCO. MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1913 Finger Marks Betray Deserter in Spite of Acid Used to Erase Marine's Effort to Conceal Identity Proves Futile When Special Ef fort Is Made to Read Record By Associated Press. WASHINGTON. Dec. 29.—Burning his finger tips with strong acids failed to enable a deserter from the marine corps to successfully pass the scru tiny of the "finger print" experts wh#r> he tried to enlist in the navy. The blurred lines of the finger pads around suspicion; a special effort was made to read the lines and in the end the man was identified by comparison with one of the records in tlie navy department. Woman Drops From Sight; Leaves Baby W 7 J Mrs. Mandana Brown of 1035 Fifty seventh street, Oakland, has asked the police to aid in a search for her daughter, Mra Ruth Swennen, who disappeared December 17. She was seen in the company of Emory Camp bell, a railroad brakeman, shortly after her disappearance. In leaving her home she left in the care of her | mother a 3 year old boy. Her work by using the citation system has greatly reduced the number of suits and has promoted peace Tat Spn. former provisional president of C ulna. I O'CONNOR, MOFFATT & CO. |jj Reductions Have Made the Most Attractive Bargains of Suits, Coats, Dresses. Women's and Children's Hats. Lace, Net and Voile Waists. Table and Household Linens. Boxed Nainsook by the piece. Remnants of Wash Goods. Great Special in Tailoring Department. Do not wait until tho first of the month j to take advantage of these reduced prices— buy tomorrow while selections are best and charge your purchases on January accounts. Post St. near Kearny I I Kearny St.l I Entrance O ;K I' 1 . 103 II I _ = --=-='1 REBELS ROUT ADVANCING FEDERALS Ojinaga Garrison Attempts Marchv on Juarez, but Is Driven Back PRESIDIO, Tex., Dec 29.—The fed eral army, which started from Oji naga with the avowed intention of capturing Juarez and devastating the Intervening country. Is streaming back into the Ojinaga camp in dis orderly retreat, pursued by Ortega's rebel army. The rebels ambushed the federal advance guard led by General Salazar yesterday at a point about 28 miles northwest of Ojinaga. The advance guard fell back on the main body, which in turn became demoralized and broke into a disorderly retreat toward the ba3e, with the victorious rebels In hot pursuit. SAYS HUERTA WILL REMAIN MEXICO CITY, Dec. 29.—"Huerta will remain in power; he will rush the rebels, and Villa wiii be hanged as a traitor." This retort was made today by Vice President Blanquet, replying to a declaration by Villa that Huerta must be banished from tiie country before peace is restored. ML ST REMAIN NEUTRAL VERA CRUZ, December 29.—Warn ings have been sent to the Ameri cans at Tampico and the outlying oil districts that in case they become en gaged with either rebels or federals, unless attacked, they need expect no assistance from the American ma rines and bluejackets who will be held off the cr;ast. There >n» several hundred Amer icans at the oil <.-amps around Tam pico. REBELS CUT RAILROAD It is not believed generally, how ever, that they will be attacked since both federals and rebels have ap peared scrupulously to avoid coming into contact with the Americans. Rebels have cut the railroad to Aquas Calientes at Iplna, 60 miles to the west. It Is reported that a passenger train has been attacked and troops have been sent from here. The federals report a victory over Carrara Tories, a prominent Car ranza chief at Cer'ritas on the Tam pico li-e. Torre* Is said to have been cap tured, tagether with 200 men. New Restaurant of Palace Hotel Ready Beautifully decorated and refur nished, the new restaurant of the Palace hotel will be formally opened New Year eve with a special program of music and entertainment. The decorations were under the super vision of Jules Guerin. world famous artist, who is doing the decorative work for the exposition. The English room, off the men's grill, will also be opened New eYar eve. It Is hand somely finished In hardwood and fit ted up with every comfort. Moose Will Dance In New Year Eve The old year will be d-xnoed out with tho "hesitation waltz" and the New Year tangoed In at the big Moose auditorium. Jones street and <~;olden Gate avenue. Wednesday night. Tango. hesitation. Texas Tommy and bunny hug contests are announced as among the attractions'. 8 Killed, 20 Hurt, in Coal Mine Explosion BICKNKM.. Ind.. Poo. 29.—Eight men are reported killed and 20 In jured by an explosion following fir ing of blasts In a mine owned by the Indiana Creek Coal company, near here today. PAGES 9 TO 14 U.S. TO PROBE PACT AIMED AT FAIR Secret Agreement Between Germany and England to Be Investigated by U. S. BULLETIN By Associated Press. BERLIN. Dec 2».—Germany today refused the request of the United States government for "the most favored nation" treat- • ment of American steel, robber ■hoes, etc., but It is hinted that she Is Milling to bargain for this If the United States will make an equivalent offer la return for it. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.—1t was learned from a high diplomatic source that the United States government has ordered an Inquiry in London. Paris and Berlin as to the reported existence of a secret agreement be tween Great Britain and Germany not to participate in the Panama-Pacific exposition at San Francisco. Information known to have been re ceived here is to the effect that such an agreement was made at a meeting between Sir Edward Grey and Dr. Bethmann-Hollweg in Belgium in 1912. ♦ UNITE AGAINST UNITED STATES It has been learned tMat in getting together on the exposition question. Germany and England used the op portunity to further unite against the United States in a commercial agree ment dealing with the Central and South American republics. According to the information which the American secret agents have se cured. Sir Edward Grey and Dr. Holl weg agreed at the Belgium conference op the following propositions: BOTH SLAP AT UNITED STATES That Germany would insist on the extension of her colonial en terprises in South America with out objection from Great Britain. Taat Great Britain was losing her prestige on the American con tinent and that her business - was drifting into the hands •of the I'nited States, and that Germany would, as far as possible, aid Great Britain in maintaining her American commercial Interests. That the present is the time to make common defense against the paramountry of the United States in Mexico and Central and South America. QLAMES POLITICS, D ; vor THE PUBLIC Interpreting the refusal of Great Britain and Germany to participate in the Panama-Pacific exposition and their secret agreement jointly not to do so with a political significance that Is unfriendly to the I'nited States. Herbert l". Hoover. European adviser to the company, says the people of these two countries will not and do not subscribe to this unfriendly attitude of their govern ments. He further says that parlia ment, when it meets next February, may take up the entire matter and demand the secret agreement with Germany not tr> exhibit in 191.% he made public. In conclusion he be lieves both countries will be forced to rescind their anion and provide for exhibits. §!! - il H il qtc the s<a cs which 11 jj siarl If ImlT^mji San Francisco's First Great Daily Founded 1856 PRICE ONE CENT Even Speaker Clark Will Speak for Money To Pad Out Salary Lecturing Tour Planned to Help Czar of House Meet the High Cost of Living BOSTON, Dec. 27.—"What Is the idea of your lecturing?" Champ Clark was asked here today. "Money," drawled Clark. "I wouldn't lecture if there was no money in it. lam not speaking. I'm lecturing. A man speaks for nothing. A man lec tures for money." "Are you ever afraid you will get the same brand of publicity Mr. Bryan received through this lecturing of yours?" "No, sir, lam not. I never lecture while congress is in session." "You don't believe in doing as Bryan did?" "No, sir, I do not." "Then you believe he can live on $12,000 a year?" "Most of us today are living on $12,000, aren't we?" Mining Man Surprises Friends by Wedding When David Staunton of Winne mucca, a wealthy mining man, walks through Peacock alley in the St. Fran cis hoetl his friends do not greet him with a "Hello, bach." Far from it. Because, Staunton, who is widely known as a bon vivant and good fel low, has taken unto himself a wife, and he did not consider it necessary to inform his friends until he showed up at the hostelry yesterday with a bride, who was Mrs. Elizabeth Elmen dorf, a rich New York divorcee. The couple met at Reno about two years ago. They were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Neary, at Capitola, last Friday. Slayer Suspect Is Under Surveillance William Dugan is under the sur veillance of the police today on sus picion of being Kid Dugan. who in February last killed Ralph IS. Byrne, a marine captain, in his home at Cleveland. O. Dugan was taken in Market street at the height of the revelry last night. He was not charged, the description of the Cleveland fugitive being meager. The police today awaited more details from Chicago and Cleve land. Doughnut Crop Is Short; Bakery Afire There was a shortage in the dough nut crop of the Ingleslde district to day. Joseph Leonardyiah. with three helpers, was making them in his bakery shop at 1107 Ocean avenue, when a tub of hot grease was spilled and set the shop on fire. The bakery, in a one story frame building, suf fered $000 loss. Woman Born Here in 1841 Passes Away MrS. Mary Fuller Grant is dead to day at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Pond, 101 Walnut street. She was borp in San Francisco August L' 4, U>4l. and saw the city rise from a little Mexican outpost. Her mother. Oonoepcion d'Avtlla, married John Fuller, an Englishman. V Patrolman W. Flynn's Funeral Tomorrow Patrolman William Flynn of Com pany T. a member of the department since I<>oo. is dead at his home, 3334 Fulton isfeet. He will be buried to morrow, a police detachment attend ing the funeral. FORGER ONCE MORE IN TOILS Knapp, Convict Who Escaped From Deputy at Palace, Captured in Omaha Lloyd E. Knapp, an electrical en gineer, -whose sensational career In San Francisco and Los Angeles cul minated September 17, 1912, in his es cape in the Palace hotel from Deputy Sheriff Keyme of Los Angeles, who was taking him to San Quentin to serve a sentence for forgery, is. under arrest in Omaha, Neb., according to advices received here today. Knapp was sentenced to a year in the penitentiary for raising $10 on two fictitious checks. His bride of a few months, who was formerly Miss Blame Collings and who was pos- I sessed of a fortune of $60,000, did everything in her power to save him from prison, but the court refused her pleas for probation for her husband. WIFE SI'ES FOR DIVORCE Mrs. Knapp announced her intention of sticking to Knapp, but after his escape from the officer filed suit for divorce on the ground that Knapp ! was a convicted felon and a fugitive ! from Justice. Knapp was being taken to San Quentin by Deputy Sheriff Keyme when he got away. At the Palace hotel he asked permission to tele phone to Harry Flannery. The deputy allowed him to do so and turned to light a cigar. When he looked back the booth was empty. A few days later, Monday night, September 16, 1912, a San Mateo car \ was held up at Easton and City Attorney Kirkbridge of San Mateo was wounded by the robber. Two days later a stranger, who gave the name of Louis Kirsham, was cap tured near Redwood City and charged with being the robber. He succeeded ' however in proving an alibi and was. I released. PRISONER PROVES AI,IBI I His alibi consisted in writing out j his dinner order in the dining car of a I train from Los Angeles to San Fran ■ cisco the night of the holdup, the | statement being verified by railroad I officials. An hour after he was released, it [ was discovered that he was none j other than Knapp. Pioneer Banker Is Laid in Long Sleep i The funeral of Andrew McCalleti. i pioneer banker of Oregon, father of i Edward McCallen, teller of the F'.rst National bank of San Francisco, was ! heir! today at his home. 2330 Haste | street, Berkeley. He died Saturday. I McCallen was formerly presiden l '>f a ! bank at Ashland. Ore., mayor of i.ake i view. Ore. and treasurer of Lake ' county. Ore. Elks to Discuss Plans for Reunion Delegates from the various KlVc lodges of California will assemble in Bakersfield Saturday, January 3. for the purpose of electing permanent of ficers of the state association and to discuss plans for the first big reunion to be held by the order in California.