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CALL AND POST, VOL. 94. NO. 158.
Vaccination Law Is Upheld
U. DF G.
Appeal Court Bars University
to Students Unless They
Submit to Inoculation
The court of appeals filed a decision
today sustaining the rule of the re
gents o fthe University of California
rompelllng the vaccination of all stu
dents who -enter the university.
In upholding the regents, the high
'ourt upset a provision of the medical
sractiee act of 1913. which was passed
hiough the work of opponents of the
nea*ure. providing that children
whose parents were "conscientiously
opposed to- the practice of vacclnat
on" might enter school without sub
mitting their arms to the scalpel and
aecine. -
The decision says "the object arid
effect of an exemption in such a case j'
would be to defeat the intent of the
law itself by an exception not found
ed upon considerations of health.
• * * That provision of the act of
1911 Is not in the nature of a health
retaliation and hence not within the
poHce po»i>r> with which the legis
lature is invested." -
Tnc case was a test case brought
by the parents of Allan K. Williams.
IS years old, wtiose parents sued out
a writ of mandate In the Alameda
superior court to compel President
Wheeler to admit the student. The
superior court denied the writ and
young Wheeler's family appealed.
There are more than 200 students
of the university members of the
University of California Society of
Christian Science.
The ruling of the court edcided
finally that every one who enters the
university must be vaccinated or go
lo school somewhere el*a. '
Mrs. Jackson Gouraud and her child. The former Amy Crocker
of San Francisco, it is said, will marry a rich Russian prince.
Isn't It better to pay $1.00 for a
"Want-Ad" that brings you- a
roonrr than to pay 50 cents for
one that doesn't?
It is not the ad that finds the
lodger that is expensive—the ex
pensive Want Ad is the one that
fails to And you a lodger.
Want Ads in the Call and Post
fir. d roomers because more San
Francisco people read the Call and
Post than any other San Francisco
newspaper. And the rate—lo cents
a line first Insertion. 25 cents
a line for five Insertions within
one week —is less per thousand
readers than any other San Fran
cisco newspaper.
You can telephone your ad
Kearny B*s. Want Ad Department,
or have one of our solicitors call.
"Three marriages are enough for
any woman. Kn,Traged again? Why,
whose wife will I be next?"
That is what Mrs. Amy Crocker-
Gouraud said a year ago.
But now she has changed her mind
and her question has been answered,
for she is to wed Prince Alexander
Miskinoff. a wealthy Russian, accord
ing to word which has reached her
San Kranclsco acquaintances.
More is the previous matrimonial
record of Mrs. Gouraud. daughter of
the late .ludge E. H. Crocker, cousin
of William H. Crocker, and at various
times resident of San Francisco, New
York, Paris. Larchmont and Rangoon:
Porter Ashe, San FranciMco attorney.
Henry M. Glllig, San Francisco
Jaekaon Gouraud (now dead), cos
She has narrowly escaped a fourth
venture many times, according tq her
friends. Some of those to whom she
is reported to have been enjrn*ed are:
M. de Max, her literary collaborator.
Ja<-<|iie« !,<■ Bandy, -emperor of the
Sahara" and multimillionaire.
M. Mansllla, Are;rn4|ne diplomat.
Melville Kills, composer of muse.
Genii Agarledoff, alnger.
Besides her spectacular dinners In
New York and Paris, her stage ap
pearances, her writing and her dan
cing. Mrs. Gouraud has within a few
months been brought into prominence
by the $50,000 suit of Walter Morgan
Russell, who married her daughter,
Gladys Ashe Hooper. He charged
alienation of affections.
The daughter was divorced by one
husband. Powers Gouraud. brother of
her mother's husband. She eloped
once with Osterlog. an American den
tist, and toured Europe.
Chief White Removes Ban on
All Except the "Barbary
Coast" Resorts
Chief of Police White this morning
Issued an order permitting all night
dancing. This will gtve a brief re
newal of life to the cafes. The chiefs
order instructs company commanders
to permit dancing to all the restau
rants and cafes which maintain floors
for the purpose between the hours of
7 o'clock New Year eve and 6 o'clock
New Year morning.
The resorts of the Barbary coast are
specifically excluded from participat
ing in the all night dancing, but all
the cafes on the beach, along Fillmore
street and in the uptown tenderloin
will benefit.
Nothing In Chief White's order can
affect the sale of liquor in the cafes,
however, as the new state law re
quires them to close at Z a. tn. and
makes no exception for celebrations
and holidays.
In speaking of the order. Chief
White said that he aid not include the
Barbary coast in the order for the
reason that he had committed himself
to the policy of keeping that section
closed and meant to adhere to it.
A second order was issued by the
chief relative to the throwing of con
fetti. It read:
"Owing to the weather conditions, I
want to draw the attention of the de
partment to the subject of picking up
confetti from the streets ano side
walks and throwing it on the persons
of others. Instruct your commands
that this will not be permitted and to
arrest violators of this order." *
When the whistles b low for 1914
at midnight the downtown streets
will be thronged with celebrating
San Franciscans, whether old Jupi
ter Pluvius weeps or not. Indeed,
if he does weep, he'll be the only
lachrymose individual around this
part of the world, for Pan Francisco
has made up her mind to have a good
time and to l*ugu the old year out
and the new year in, no matter what
Virtually all of the clubs of the city
will have special entertainments.
Many of the fraternal orders have also
prepared elaborate programs for the
occasion. The Knights of Columbus
will celebrate the advent of the new
year with an entertainment at the
Auditorium. After a dance, supper
will be served to 600 guests at mid
The Y. M. C. A. has made prepara
tions to care for its members and
their guests. There will be a special
entertainment for the younger boys,
and the older members will celebrate
Most of the churches will hold spe
cial watch services until midnight,
when the year 1914 will be solemnly
At the Empress theater, after the
regular second show performance,
the public will be given an opportu
nity to dam c on the stage to the mu
sic of a special orchestra of 15 pieces.
One hundred thousand persons are
expected to be present at the New
Year day celebration at the exposition
Everything is In readiness for the
big event. Several new features not
originally announced have been se
cured. These include an exhibition
drill by young ladies from the San
Francisco Turn Verein. The bear flag
that was raised a year ago on the oc
casion of the breaking of ground for
the exposition will be presented by the
Native Rons ;-nd Daughters.
A temporary posfofflce has been es
tablished on the ground, at the Fill
more street entrance and exposition
stamps will be sold to those wishing
to send away exposition postcards.
So great has been the demand for
the postcards that the first lot of 100,
--000 has been exhausted and more have
been ordered.
111 Two Days; Dies
Of Typhoid Fever
After a two days' illness of typhoid,
Melvln Pfaff, prominent in the finan
cial and social circles of San Fran
cisco, died at St. Francis hospital this
morning;. He was removed yesterday
from his home at 51 Arguello boule
Mr. Pfaff was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Martin Pfaff of St. Paul ami
came to San Francisco about six year.s
ago. He had since been engaged in
business in this city with the Haslett
Warehouse company.
Mr. Pfaff is survived by his wife,
who was the former Miss Lucy Har
Extermination Battle Raging
at Ojinaga, With Federals
in Trap of Death
By Associated Press.
LAREDO, Tex., Dec. 31.—Twen
ty federals Mere killed and many
wonuded la three engagements
Monday with constltatlonnllsts at
Rodrigaes, 45 miles south of Mon
terey, according to federal reports
PRESIDIO, Tex., Dec. 31.—Facing
arrest and disarmament on one side
and death at the hands of more than
4,600 rebels tmder General Toriblo
Ortega, attacking Ojinaga, across the
river here, an equal number of Mexi
can fcder/Us, constituting practically
the entire remnant of tlie northern
division ot the government army, this
morning faced extermination.
General Ortega, acting under direct
orders from General Villa to "drive
the federals into the United States
and return to Chihuahua with no
prisoners," has in two days' battle
fought an aggressive fight which has
struck terror into the hearts of the
federal troops and wh§*'h already has
sent scores of them in full flight
across the American border.
The resumption of the battle this
morning by the little brown soldiers
of both sides, all of whom slept on
their arms last night, was expected
to be the beginning of the end, for
Ojinaga was tightly surrounded by
the rebel troops and the fighting must
be almost hand to hand before the
government troops could be dislodged
from their trenches and tire fortifica
tions of the town.
No surrender was the slogan
under which the federal generals
entered the battle today. Today's
•gating must mean death or flight
Into America or victory to the
By Associated Press.
VERA CRUZ, Dec. 31.—8y break
fast time New Year day or soon after
that, if no untoward incident occurs,
John Lind, President Wilson's per
sonal representative, and the presi
dent himself, will be talking over the
International problems arising out of
the Mexican revolution.
Lind left Vera Cruz at f o'clock
last night on board the Chester, the
fastest cruiser of the American navy.
Continued on Pnge 2, Column 3
Perry Crawford and Irma Zchokke
were graduated from Stanford in
1908. and. coincidentally, they fell in
love. Now the ameer of Afghanistan
has stepped into their romance and
Cupid Is shackled, for the time being
at any rate.
The ameer won't let Crawford go.
Crawford is not a captive, but the
friend, adviser, electrical engineer
and tennis partner ot the ruler, who
Is afraid that if the lets him get out
of Afghanistan he'll never go back to
finish building power houses.
Miss Zchokke is now in Switzerland
waiting for Crawford.
Their friends In California are
watching developments with interest.
Crawford was escorted into Afghan
i stan by a file of English soldiers; he
has written friends that he is ready,
if need be, to cut his way out of the
country with a sword. As soon as he
can get to Switzerland, they will be
Crawford built the first electrical
power house for the ameer. Miss
Zchokke, during and after her college
career, was with the. San Francisco
branch of the fiussel Sage founda
tion* , „
Wet New Year's Eve.
.Storms Tomorrow
Prediction for New Yew eret
Rain, with high southerly wind.
Prediction for tomorrowj
Rainfall In San Francisco for
12 hours ending; this moraine,
.20 Inches.
Rainfall for 24 boars, 1.06.
Heaviest rainfall reported—
Calistoga, 0 Inches.
Total rainfall to date in Saa
Francslco, 11 inches.
Total to same date last year,
4.96 inches.
Normal rallfall to date, 8.17.
Normal total seasonal rainfall
at San Francisco, 22-47.
Snowfall at Summit to date,
101 inches.
Wind velocity in San Fran
cisco this morning:, 30 miles.
Heaviest in 24 hoars, 40 miles.
Heaviest at Point Reyes, 54
miles (wire* down this morn.
The condemnation suit against the
Spring Valley Water company was
led at noon today with the county
clerk by Thomas Haven, special coun
sel engaged by the city to aid City
Attorney Long.
According to ESong, this is the big
gest action of Its kind ever brought
in the United States. It involves be
tween $35,000,000 and $40,000,000. The
complaint was signed by Mayor
Rolph, and also bears the signatures
of Long, Assistant City Attorneys
Steinhart and Ainsworth and Special
Assistant Haven.
Tlie document consists of 205 pages
and, besides the Spring Valley Water
company, it names the Union Trust
company of San Francisco, 100 fic
titious John Does' and 25 fictitious
corporations as defendants.
At one time both sides were within
$500,000 of an agreement on the price
for the plant, but the board of super
visors spilt 9 to 9 when Mayor Rolph
presented the proposition. The water
company finally consented to enter
into condemnation proceedings and
three judges were selected at a joint
conference to try the case in this city.
The names of these judges will not
be given out until they have been
notified and their consent obtained.
Attorney Haven announced that the
actual trial would not begin for sev
eral months, and City Attorney Long
said that it would not be a lengthy
trial, because of the willingness of
Spring Valley to bring the long con
troversy to an end.
SUIT TO COST $100,000
The suit probably will cost the city
more than $100,000. Half of that
amount already has been appropri
ated. The lands to be condemned ag
gregate more than 80,000 acres.
Form charts for use in the race for
education by which scholastic "dope"
may be acquired to judge a pupil's
future performance is the latest aca
demic wrinkle advocated by L. R. Al
derman, superintendent of schools of
Portland in an address before the
California Teachers' association in Ye
Liberty playhouse, Oakland, this
"Take them between the ages of
12 and 14 years," said Alderman,
"putting the grease where the squeak
is in education, and write down for
future use in your handicap book
their records of work in the garden,
care of baby, bringing in fuel, split
ting kindling, milking the cow. car
ing for the horse, preparing meals,
washing dishes, sweeping, dusting,
bedroom work, washing, ironing, mak
ing fires, running errands, bathing,
brushing teeth, sleeping with open
windows, going to bed before 9
o'clock and attending church or Sun
day school."
"SIOO,OOO Burg.ar" Is
Taken to San Quentin
William Bastian. the '$100,000 bur
glar.' - was transferred yesterday to
San Quentin prison from the county
jail. He is sentenced to serve four
years. « r . .
Fir«4fof»eat Daily
Ships at Sea Rush to Port for Safety-Bay
Traffic Is Demoralized-Railroads Blocked and
Wires Down-Families Are Driven From Homes
J J ERE are the results of the storm, one of the worst of majVf
* * years: i
John R. Roelofsz of 1160 Clay street, San Francisco, killed by failed
electric wire in Santa Rosa.
One man, rescuing flood isolated families, drowned at Napa.
Two boys missing in Napa valley, their skiff being found empty.
Steamer Porno picked up disabled, with deckload of lumber gone, but
crew of 20 and several passengers safe.
Vessels compelled to put back to port; bay traffic badly tangled.
Railroads stalled in north of bay region.
Sacramento valley rivers rising; fears felt for levees.
Cities and towns inundated; hundreds of families driven from their
Wire communication lost in many places, maintained with difficulty
in all. 4
The" rroerty bell from Philadelphia
will be here in 1915 is the belief of
the Panama-Paciflc exposition offi
It will make a triumphant tour
across the continent by the northern
route, and return again in triumph by
the southern route, to be viewed by
all school children on the way.
Its display at the fair will be a re
ward to the efforts of tbe hundreds
of thousands of children of California
and neighboring states who signed
the two mile long petition for the
historic emblem.
The fair officials thus interpret the
report from Philadelphia today that
a hitch in the negotiations has oc
curred because of the failure of any
provision for the cost of moving the
Charles C. Moore, president of the
Exposition company said: "The issue
raised by Philadelphia is entirely new
to us. I believe that many people
would consider it a privilege to pay
for bringing the liberty bell to the
coast, if permission to do so is given
by Philadelphia. I don't think there
will be the slightest trouble on that
Tho' Coppette Gets
More Pay Than Cop,
She Can't Arrest
Should a coppette make more money
than a cop? If they do ma: - e more
money, why should they not make ar
rests? These are two questions
which are agitating the members of
League of Clubwomen.
The appointment of Miss Beatrice
A. McCall as chief coppette of Oakland
was being discussed by the center.
The women discovered that she re
ceived a larger salary than a polict
man, but yet her police powers were
limited. She had to call a regular
cop to make arrests, the women dis
The appointments of Miss McCall as
secretary and Miss Alice Richardson
as assistant secretary of the newly
created women's protectee bureau in
Oakland were temporarily confirmed
today by the civil service commission.
Sick Man Robbed of
Diamonds and Money
Charles E. Simmons, a discharged
soldier, who sought the harbor hos
pital this morning for treatment for
heart trouble, told the police that bur
glars had entered his room In a lodg
ing house, at Fifth and Market streets
yesterday and, while he lay helpless in
bed and unable to prevent them, had
stolen two diamond rings valued at
$300 and $180 in cash.
Typhoid Practically
Wiped Out of Army
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.—The army
got through the year 1913 with only
two eases of typhoid fever in the en
listed strength of more than 80,000
Officers and men. The navy had
among its 50,000 jackies only seven
authentic cases of typhoid Uk the year
ending last June*
Death, marked the progress today
of the great storm sweeping Cali
John R. Roelofsz, aged 17, of 1160
[Clay street, was killed in Santa Rosa,
while visiting his uncle. With two
companions, he grasped a fallen wire
as he fell. Unable to let go he died
in fifteen minutes, before his two
young companions could get aid or
have the power turned off.
At Napa, where part of the city ia
under ten feet of water, James Clark
was drowned helping rescue flooded
families from their homes, some of
which were carried away.
A thirty mile gale blustered
through San Francisco's streets and
conditions were worse elsewhere.
There was no sign of relief till to
morrow at the earliest. The storm
covers the entire coast and as far
east as Wyoming.
The Southern Pacific tracks down
the peninsula were turned into a
stream, as the storm grew worse
this afternoon. Near Wrights and
elsewhere there were washouts in the
San Mateo and Buriingame streets
became brooks. One street, by the
San Mateo railroad station, rose eight
inches in half an hour.
In Marin county many families
abandoned their homes. The post
office at Ross was four feet under
water. The heaviest damage was fur
ther north, however.
A large part of Napa was inun
dated. This was one of the worst hit
communities of all. James Clark
was drowned and Roy Hawkins
barely escaped death in rescuing fam
ilies from the flooded Spanishtowa
section of Napa.
Clark, a truckman, and Hawkins, a
youth, were in a launch. The current
swept them to midstream as they
were trying to reach a family Isolated
In a house.
Their boat was swept to the First
street bridge, with a helpless crowd
following it on shore. The water was
within half a foot of the arch top.
The launch was capsized.
Hawkins caught the bridge rail and
saved himself. Clark swam and was
carried to the Third street bridge.
There he disappeared.
On the Spreckels ranch in Napa val
ley a boat was found empty. It was
declared to have been occupied by two
boys, one supposed to have been
Just for instance
compare any old style eyeglass with
the new "Equipoise." The "Equi
poise" automatically adjust them
selves to your nose, hardly notice
able on the face and hold on with a
firm but gentle pressure.
Wear "Equipoise."
W, D. Fennimor* A. R. Fsoalmon
i s
2508 Mission St { san Fran «»eo
1221 Broadway tc. i. Hosuaj Oakland

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