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CAR BANDIT IS KILLED BY HEROIC CONDUCTOR IN GRIM BATTLE
FATE OF ALL
LANGDON MUST MAKE TERMS
FORMER POLITICAL DICTATOR
HAPPY IN JAIL
Says He Would Not Have Missed Ex.
perience for a Thousand Dollars
a Day—Gives Concert
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11.-"My con
ference with District Attorney Lar.gdon
Monday afternoon will determine my
future course of action," said Abraham
Huaf today when Interviewed at the
county Jail. "Monday will decide the
■fate of nations,' " he added jocularly.
"Until then I have nothing to sa>."
By the "fate of nations' it wan evident
that he meant that on Monday would be
held the dual conference between himself
and Langdon as to the disposition of his
own case and that of the corpoutlon
officials charged with bribery, In so far
us the testimony of Kuef was concerned,
would be. finally decided.
MiOad about the reports that a derlous
bread. hud occurred between himself ana
the prosecution at yesterday's conference
and that the district attorney's office was
rmw determined to prosecute him on
every charge and "give him tho limit,
"No one was present at that conference
but Langdon. Special Agent Burns and
myself. It is admitted that none of these
gave 0,11 the -lightest intimation of what
took place. The logical conclusion is
thai .■•■ newspaper* do not know what
they are talking about, which is no.
Trying to Scare Him
"1 wat present at the conference and
know that nothing was said that would
bear out the statements published this
mprning. if any of my friends arc re
si Bible fcr tbess report*, then they
arc tii.m Impetuous than i am, i ■»«»
have Borne faith In human nature. It
looks to me more that such repor's are
lated for the purpose of intimidating
-rim former political dictator appeared
to be In a cheerful frame ot mind ana
reiterated Ins declaration that he was
Innocent of the charges against^ '' m
not innocent on nun legal technicalities
and Interpretation, "but Innocent upon the
facts," ),o said. He declared that he
was!.!actuated by strong personal con
siderations when, he pleaded guilty, al
though Innocent, and would explain to
ju !•■■■■ Dunne at the proper lime in court.
Although but three flays In the county
tail Ruef. like former Mayor Schmitz, .'.
Daliell Brown, W. J. Bartnett, Louis
Glass ami other prominent men confined
there, has been very popular with the
100 odd prisoners. He spends much of his
time Interesting himself In their troubles,
giving advice and not infrequently some
thing more practical. "■ <** •
Unlike Sohmitz. Glass, Brown and Bart
nott. who seldom speak to any of their
fellow prisoners and to few of the guards,
Ruef has a cheery word for everybody
It was learned at th* county Jail that,
rinding many of the prisoners had no
matches, Paief ordered twenty -dozen
boxes, bought all the tobacco, cigars and
cigarettes In the commissary department
of the jail and distributed them. He Is
the principal customer of a few prisoners .
who eke out a few cents by making bead
work and various little knlckknaeks,
patronising them to the extent of several
dollai s ,i day.
Gives Concert in Jail -
Today Hunt sent to his house for a .
largo valuable talking machine with sev
eral boxes of records from the latest
popular songs to the best operatic music,
ami tonight gave a concert at which
Caruso, Tomagno, ; Melba and other ,
famous singers sang for the prisoners. i
Two large boxes of cakes, ordered by
Ituef, ■ were distributed to the inmates ,
while Hi. v listened to the music, It was
a break In the monotony of Jail lire, and (
an unusual treat that appeared to bo im
mensely appreciated. One of the prison
ers : seemed to voice the popularity of
Ruef when he said: '.
"Mr. Ruef, if we decide to make a
break we will elect you as our chief,
but Kuef shook his head doubtfully as to
■ "Do you know, I would not have missed
tha experience out here for $1000 a day.
Bald Ruef, adding after a moments
thought, "If eventually 1 get out of here.
"It's a- relief to be here," he continued.
"No longer am I spied upon by two or
three guards, my every move watched and
every word l say listened for."
• Ruef dwelt at length upon the unhappy
> condition of some of the prisoners and
the small, cold, unsanitary cells.
| "You may not believe It. but there are
, men here who are not criminals—at least
criminals at heart. ' 1 forget my troubles
in listening to theirs."
• Pointing to a young country boy who
had run away from, home and had been
sentenced for vagrancy, Runt said: "It's
an unjust, cruel and wrong system that
■will, send . a boy of such tender years
' among habitual and hardened criminals,
where he, will learn every form of vice.
and viciousnesH and go out worse than ho J
•TVf,6ln. , Such is not 'the. intention of
' t!)e law. '.; --. • •,-, .'..'.. •"..
;.'• Ruef a Humanitarian
" vvhile'. there ' are many here whom I
d not care to affiliate with It costs
ivjiMng to say a kind word, and some of
'■■i iS poor devils are sorely In need of a
j,. \ if, cheer, v I .have had . more genuine
p.; :;■ lure' out of a * dollar • spent among
1..;.) poor unfortunates than out of fifty
I' ,-i.t for my own pleasure and gratlfiea
tm: outside. .I' find. human > nature here
tj-B same as in the . world outside these
'■i . t -appreciative : of a ; little • kindness
;: ."-.'n.','.. .'. •; - .' .'■",-,''■.' ■. '-'.' '•'■■'
i i tin/ from his pocket a large package
of ;• tters.ihe said:l ;K»4' /-:...'..•
--•'! us is a part of my dully 'mall since
cnulng here." ."^|»m '';■_: -V." ,■ :■.- ?
a imlnatlon; showed that they 4 were
u-ti»rs of congratulation on the appellate
'...,,'!\decls!on and several of them, con
. (.iti!,d offers of ball. " , -' , .„.,,\ v
'i have : offers ;of about half a million
i!.i;'- for my ball, in sums of .flve.vter'
w\ twenty ~ thousand • dollars," declare.
r ■■. f*V ",\s'elxty-llve;of.the'*indlctmßnts
,1, Ist ineVare duplications', I can fur- '
,:pUM the other JSOO.OOO If necessary." » " '
■>>';- eaid,'however, hat he would i.«k for
iiiiu.il nu I'»||( Three.)
LOS ANGELES HERALD
GETS LICENSE TO WED
Daughter of Millionaire and Hungarian
Noble Appear at City Hall and
Obtain Document at Mar
By Associated Proßa.
NEW YORK. Jan. 11.—A marriage
license was Issued toduy to Miss Gladys
.Moore Vandcrbilt and Count Laszlo Jeno
Maria Henrik Simon Szechenyl of Hun
gary. There were few persons in tho
marriage license bureau at the city hall
when the couple arrived in a public car
riage, and they were not obliged to stand
long in the waiting line of prospective
brides and grooms.
The application blank had been made
out in advance and was ready for pre
sentation when they were Invited to the
city clerk's office. Miss Vanderbllt's aga
was given as 21 years in the application.
Count Szechenyl indicated his age as 23
years old, by occupation land owner and
Imperial and royal chamberlain, a native
of H.ingary and not previously married.
In an official copy of the publication of
the bans in Ormezo, Hungary, which was
shown at the time the application for the
license was filed, the count gave his re
ligion as Roman Catholic. Miss Vander
bilt's religion was not given.
S. P. BLAMED
FOR WRECK ON
NOT ENOUGH MEN TO REPAIR
TRACK IS VERDICT
Coroner's Inquest Falls to Establish
Direct Cause of Accident, but
Company's Neglect Is
B;- Associated Press.
SAN JOSE, Jan. 11.—Coroner Kell held
an Inquest today at O.iroy over the re
mains of Mrs. P. A. Boyd and her son,
who were killed in Thursday night's
wreck at Rucker. The Jury found noth
ing on which to determine the cause of
the wreck, but charged the Southern
Pacific company with falling to keep
enough men on the section to properly
repair and- Inspect the track,, : ;• . .
A. gaundera of Chicane who suffered
a fracture or the skull at the base of the <
brain, Is Improving i*lo,wJj;»JMlt;ii.tJeh.op«
for his ultimata recovery is held out by
the physicians. , ■■%j:jf-. i
Summary of the News
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Sunday, not so warm; light
northeast wind, changing to north
west. Maximum temperature yes.
terday, 8! degrees; minimum, 60
Charge of coercion made against juror
in Judge Smith's court by prisoner in
county Jail. .^ . -. 1
Lad hurt by falling from bicycle begs
physicians not to tell mother.
Operation performed by police surgeons
saves life of man who now lives with
bullet nlnind through brain.
Car bandit killed In desperate fight with
conductor on car near Slauson Junction.
President of Pomona college asserts
mask Is being torn off Wall street (N. V.,>
hypocrites. | ' • '
Mrs. Estelle Corwell. charged with
slaying George Bennett, to be tried to
Murderer of Patrolman Lyons shows no
sign of fear as death sentence Is read.
Attempt I made by robbers to wreck
Colegrovc car Just outside. ci|y limits.
Abe Ruef, former political. boss of Sun
Francisco, now in Jail, holds key to brib
ery graft prosecutions. He demands Im
munity for himself as his pries for aiding
the prosecution. ,'. ■ '
Smelter trust consents to pay cash for
Nevada ores up to a limited amount.
Husband and j wife fight a duel to tho
death in Oakland. . Woman was formerly
a resident of . OS Angeles. ■
Southern Pacific railroad is accused by
coroner's jury of tailing to employ suffi
cient number of track men and thereby
causing wreck of Coast line train near
San Jose. . .
Wreckers of California Safe Deposit and
Trust company In San Francisco are sued
Former Mayor Schmitz begins action to
secure release from county Jail.
j Standard Oil company. \by contending
that Elklns lav was Invalidated, by pas
sage of Hepburn bill, hopes to escape
paying twenty-nine million dollar fine.
IToralcer'l followers continue attack on
Tnft men In Ohio. , . .':.■' "■.-...
Search of ruins of big building in New
York is made for bodies of firemen who
were killed while light blase. ,
Navy department-announce* .that bat
tleship neet may make trip . from San
Francisco to Seattle. , ■:-. r < '
Hot • flKht If b»lncr waged ,In congress
over bill lo nmilf^nenal laws.
Judge,Oro')^t:r> "f i"**'cago gays tloose
veil la ">iv. 'n>Ri '
Hnngarll o<n!ut and MUti 'J'.iilyg Van
derbilt se-.irs llcen^td wad in h'ew.'Vork
Socip In Otih,«ny potititiiw. nght fot
unive-*il svfC'iijrP'.zT'iUco ar- M-derpilitu
iUpp !V«a tt'l ft''Ml unucjhis* '*tjil fo'
!„. ' i.ii
tT\-feen>United Stall-;" 'i"v 'tvan.
SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1908.
THIRTY-SEVEN MILLION HAVE
HAVE NO VOTE
CRISIS IS NEAR, SAY PARTY
Battle for Suffrage Rights Stirs Em.
pire—Police of Berlin Ordered
to Suppress All
By Associated Press.
BERLIN, Jan. 11.—Order prevails
throughout Berlin today and there has
been no open recurrence of tho demon
strations of yesterday for manhood suf
frage in Prussia. The police, however,
are still disposed In force at the strategic
points of the city, the neighborhood of
the palace and various public squares,
and being held In reserve at the station
houses. The police do not permit th*
people to form In groups and consequent
ly It has been impossible to assemble and
Btart a demonstration. Most of the men
arrested yesterday were released today.
Herr Bebel, Herr Singer and their as
sociates, who compose the committee of
seven which is managing the Social
Democrat party, regard the terms In
which Prince yon Buelow, the Imperial
chancellor, yesterday rejected the de
mand for manhood suffrage and a secret
ballot instead of the existing property
qualification for voters, as a declaration
Demand Must Be Granted
Tho Vorwaerts, the official organ of
the committee, saya today that "there will
be no quiet In Prussia until universal,
equal, secret and direct suffrage has been
won. Prince yon Buelow's declaration Is
quite clear. The phantom of a liberal
era is ended. The people aro warned,
and they will learn."
The Paperton asks: "Will the govern
ment Ignore and despise the demand of
the people? We await the casting of re
sponsibility upon the privileged and gov
erning classes. Thirty-seven million peo
ple In Prussia are without property and
without rights. Social Democracy will
organize 30,000,000 and make their de
mand Irresistible. The government now
has the word, but the poople will have
the final word."
Newspapers of liberal tendencies, such
as the Tageblatt, regard Prince yon
Buelow's refusal aa "curt, harsh and
imbued wiih ie»ct!uimry spirit."
"In past times," the Tageblatt adds,
"other liberal reforms have overcome tho
opposition of greater statesmen than
Prince yon Buelgtnr. The VosslscJie Zel
iiitiß recognizes that "reform of the suf
frage la necessary and the question will
not disappear from the order of the day
until a solution has been found."
Politicians Aid Government
The government Is supported fully by
the conservative politicians and the In
dications are that the final stages of the
controversy over the abolition of the
property qualifications for the franchise
are at hand.
The clevage between the supporters of
the existing order and the Socialists is
to become more acute. Financial and
Industrial interests especially In the
Rhine and the Westphallan country,
which naturally are liberal, support the
crown In its refusal to modify the elec
toral system because this system has
been the only barrier which has pre
vented the Socialists from obtaining In
fluential representation in the Presslan
The chief commissioner of police has
ordered his men to suppress with the
utmost energy any street demonstrations
which are likely to take place on Sun
day as a result of Socialists mass meet
ings scheduled for tomorrow.
The Socialists hay arranged for twen
ty-two mass meetings In Berlin and ths
suburbs at noon tomorrow. The sub
ject to be discussed will be "the answer
of the rulers."
ATTORNEYS IN THE THAW
CASE PREPARE FOR TRIAL
Opening Statement Will Be Made To.
morrow and Work of Taking
Testimony Will Be
.!:> Associated Press.
NEW YORK,' Jan. v.— The attorneys
in the Thaw trial are taking a day off to
day and going over their testimony for
the last time before the actual trial of
Wfe case begins.
On Monday morning that trial proper
will be opened with a brief address by As
sistant District Attorney Garvan and
then the people's case will be put in. The
case will be brief. The killing will be
proved and evidence win be introduced to
Ehow that the shot which killed Stan
ford White was lire, by Harry K. Thaw.
FINDS FOR OPERATORS
Dispute Between Telegraphers and
11 Grand Trunk Railway Ends with
Decision In Favor of the
Employes ', '.
By Associated Press.
TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 11. —The board
of arbitration, appointed to arrange the
dispute between the Grand Trunk Rail
road company and its telegraph opera
tors handed out its findings tonight,
'titing an Increase in wages and al
lowßnca for . overtime and Sunday
work. ': , ,-■ ■-.N;v ,'• ■■ r, ',
♦■ » — ' ;.
°lay a Success
EARL OF YARMOUTH
LONDON, Jan. 11.—The sittings of the
divorce court began today and the
4,-alendar is greatly congested—so
much so, in fact, that months will elapse
before it la cleared owing to the exhaust-;
Ive Investigation made in all cases of this .
character before English courts.
The action which, perhaps, excites the'
greatest genera! interest, not only In
England, but in the United States, is
that In which the countess of Yarmouth
seeks to have her marriage with the earl
of Yarmouth nullified. The hearing of
this case will not take place for some
weeks, as there are 156 undefended caßes
which take precedence over the defended
suits, and the Yarmouth suit Is number
61 on the defended list. I
HE FIGHTS WITH KNIFE, SHE
Italian Woman Who Had Gone t.J Oak.
land Recently from Los Angeles
Is Slain After Terrific
By Associated Presw.
OAKLAND, Jan. 11.—Metro Saroochl,
au Iron worker, and his wife, Relna,
fought a duel to death in thuir little four
room cottage, 4191 Montgomery street, lit
tin* Montgomery tract, He was armed
with a largo birtcher knife anil she with a
razor. After battling for fifteen or twenty
minutes the husband finally slew the wo
man and cut his throat from ear to tar,
expiring on nor dead body. Worry over
money which, it is stated, was deposited
In the California bank, and the fact that
his wife had left him several times re
cently, are believed to have been among
the causes that led up to the lvi.i,
Saroocni a.ml his Wife returned only last
night from Los Angeles, where ho had
gone to get her after her last flight from
him. Joseph Trlneheu and his wife, who
occupy a room In the Saroochi aottace,
were awakened this morning by
noises in tho Adjoining bedroom <>( tin
Saroochl's. They heard high words
lowed by screams and the overturning of
furniture, and became so alarmed that
they hastily climbed out of the window
ol their room to escape from the place.
They heard the sounds of the quarrel
for at least fifteen minirtes, when they
finally ceased. Tli ■ Trlncheuß then re
turned inside and entered the rooms of tht
Baroochiß and found the body of the hus
band face downward across the body of
the wife, both bleeding from many
wounds, the woman being almost hacked
to pieces anti the blood gushing from a
gaping wound in the throat of the hus
Terrified at the tragedy, the Trincheus
at once notified the police and Chief Dep
uty Corner Bert Sargent and Deputy Cor
oner Robinson went to the sceno and re
moved the bodies to the coroner's office.
Their 3-year-old daughter was at the
home of a neighbor, having been left
there when Sarooohl went to Los An
geles to bring back his wife.
rf Is believed from the condition of the
'ha.t after having administered th-j
• to his wife, Saroochi took the
' hand and clashed his own
"7 years of age and
COUNTEBB OF YARMOUTH
I •' The famous firm of solicitors of which
I • Sir George £.ew!s la the ■ heart /111 rep
l Tenant the t'oi4>n«»s, •. Although the, earl
I has given formal notice that he will de-
I fend the stilt it is believed he will let It
!go by default. ". -.;. ■
I The countess was formerly Miss Alice
I Thaw of Plltaburg, and stories of th 6
! earl's heartless conduct toward his.wife,
especially when her brother's trial began,
were sent to her family in America. He
endeavored to prevent her going over to
• aid her! mother In her affliction, and
when she Insisted he went to France and
Egypt, from where tales" of orgies In
which he took part were matters of com
mon gossip.' The earl's mother is said to
be prostrated with grief after her failure
to reconcile the couple. ■ ■'' .
TRY TO WRECK
AND ROB CAR
DASTARDLY ATTEMPT MADE
ON COLEGROVE LINE
Presence of Mind of Motorman and
Quick Action of Unidentified
Passenger Prevent Smashup
. A dastardly attempt to wreck and rob
car No. 038, inbound, on the Colegrove
line of the Los Angeles-Paciflc railway,
was made at 9:30 o'clock last night.
That It was not successful was clue to
the quick action of one of the passengers
on the car, who drew his revolver In
time to scare tho would-be wreckers from
The car was coming Into the city at full
speed In the charge of Conductor Brown
an,d Motorman D. Tuner wii< jn, on Santa
Monica avenue, between Center and Ver
mont streets, s a district comparatively
unsettled, the motorman was horrified
suddenly to discern a pile of ties thrown
across the track on wnicn tho car was
, Only the coolest presence of mind
averted a ■ terrifllc wreck, as the motor
man had but an Instant In which' to act.
| The. car was almost on the lple of ties
when the motorrnan threw off the cur
rent, ami applied the air brakes, draw
ing the car to :.n abrupt stop almost
against the obstruction..
At the same Instant the car stopped,
one of the passengers, who refused to
give his name, saw the heads of two or
more men hiding near the track. In a
flash he had drawn his revolver. just as
the motorman and conductor stepped
from the front of the car to investigate
th« attempted wrecking. ,
;As the revolver flashed In the right
hand of the passenger on the rear plat
form, who had instinctively realized the
danger of a holdup the robbers turned
and flea Into the darkness, pursued by
the | carmen | until it was seen that the
race was futile. , '•'■'••"■' .
The case was Immediately reported to
the police and sheriff's office, but up to
an early hour this morning the officers
wero scouring the. neighborhood, but no
clew of the robbers hnd been discovered.
Sues Wreckers of Ban.<
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 11.-J. A. Mize
of the depositors of the defuntc California
Safe and Trust company this morning
began suit against J. Dalzell Brown,
Treadwell and the other directors of the
Institution to recover not only his own
losses, but also the funds of those who
suffered with him and wleh to Join him In
the present action
wi vr 11 1/ »PI !?<«»• daie,y. 2ci sunday, So
MAI • l-l> >A l >l, Ir^. ON i -it i\s. n rKJfTK
ROBBER SLAIN IN
BEACH CAR SCENE OF BLOODY STRIFE
Man Thought By Police to Be Confederate of
Dead Highwayman Arrested By De co
tives Af^er Several Hour^' Seirch.
Man Kecoiniizpd as Old
CHARLES GRAY, a highwayman who
attempted to hold up and rob the
past-engers of the Los Angeles and
crowned, "open to the sky, surrounded by
Redondo railway car, 109. near Howlanil
avenue at 10:30 o'clock last night, was
shot and Instantly killed by J. C. Greer,
Gray had two revolvers in his hands at
the time and was threatening the life of
the conductor, and but for the Interfer
ence of R. O. Williams, a passenger,
would probably have accomplished his
Gray was shot three times by the con
ductor and thet first bullet he fired, which
went through the; neck of the highway
man, also perforated the hand of the
plucky passenger who had grapp'.ed with
There were but seven passengers on the
car when It left Hedondc on the trip to
Los Angeles. The open end of . the car
was to the rear, and seated in the back
seat on the left hand side was Gray. Two
seats in 'front of him on the right
hand side were Mr. and Mrs. R. B. David
son. Mr. Davidson is the Los Angeles
city agent of the railway. ,
' In the body of the car In the first seat
inside of the door was seated R. O. Wil
liams, a driver for the Standard Oil com
pany, whose home Is at Moneta.
Just forward of Williams was seated
Greer, the conductor, who had completed
the taking up of tickets for the trip and
was making out his account of the trip.
Robber Leaves Seat —
■-fln»fron,t "of >. Greer were. waled two men
whose names arc not known, as they left
the car before the attempted holdup oc
curred, i ■ : :
I As the car approached Howland avenue
near Slauson Junction Gray rose from hid
seat In the rear end of the car and ap
proached the door leading, to the Inside
of the car.
He stopped at the door for a moment
and adjusted a red bandana handkerchief
which he wore knotted loosely around hia
neck over the lower part of his face. As
tdld co Mrs. Davidson, who saw the
on, gave a gasp of surprise and cried
tier husbaiu, "That man Is masking
Apparently not hearing the woman's
cry, the highwayman threw open thu door
of the car and walked Into the central
aisle. Ho approached the conductor, at
the same time drawing from his coat
pockets on cither side a revolver.
U. hla right bmd lie held a short bul
dog pistol of .32 caliber and In his lei
an Jver-Johnson hammerless revolver v
Pointing the weapons at Urecr he or
dered him to throw up his hands. Th
cot-uctor turned to find staring him I
the taco thu two guns.
Slowly he roue to his feet and placed hU
left hand on his coat pocket, pulling it
away from his body. "Here is my
money," ho said. •'Take it." At the
same time Qrwr was trying with his right
hand to unbutton his coat ho that he
could get at a revolver which he carried
In his hip pocket. .
"Damn you, throw up your hands or I
will kIU you," yelled the robber.
"This Ui my money," cried Greer, still
struggling with the buttons of hla coat.
Quickly the muzzle of the revolver In
the robber's left hand was pressed
against Ureer's throat. "Vyi .with your
hands or you die," hissed the robbar.
At that moment Williams, who was
immediately behind tho man, jumped to
his feet and throwing one hand around
the man's neck grabbed him by the
throat. With the other hand he suized
Gray'.s right wrist and forced the gun
which h" held In that hand cellinsward.
most at the .same Instant Gray fired
•evolver In hia left hand. As :ie did
lowuver, Greer seized the barrel of
revolver with his right hand and
* it upward and the bullet sped
lgh the front of tha car.
sn before Gray could lower and fire
the weapon again he wrenched his own
revolver from his hip pocket and pushing
tho muizlo into the man's neck, fired.
The bullet tore through Williams' hand
and then passed through Gray's neck,
cutting the spinal cord and lodging at
the base of the brain.
Lowering the revolver a trifle as Wil
liams released his hold on the robber and
Gray staggered back, Greer fired a sec
ond shot which entered the body of
Gray Just below and to the left of the
nipple. Yet a third shot he fired, which
entered the abdomen an Inch below the
At the third shot Gray crumpled In a
heap on the floor of the car and Wil
liams staggered back into his Beat.
Greer called to his motorman, H. B,
A ikon, and the latter stopped th.
and hurried to the rrar.
In the meantime Mr. and Mrs. David
son had entered the r;ir, the latter d< ■
spit* the orders of her husband to
dpwn behind a seat, following him
A hasty examination showed that tl •■■
robber was dead and at the first tel •
phone box a message was Hunt to town
notifying the police of the occurrence.
The body was recognized liy tha polli ■
as that of Charles Gra.y, who Septeml" ■
tX) last had been treated ;ii the hospital
for two gunshot wounds received
light in the Great Eastern lodging
on East First street with Charles Kin*
Gray and King had been feUow woi
on the San Fernando tunnel fur the
Southern Pacific railroad and had a flghl
at t'hc funnel. On that il;iy King
to town and Gray followed him with tl
expressed determination to get -
|He met King •in ■ the hallway of ■• the'
lodging house and assaulted him. In de- J
fense King drew a revolver and shot him
onca in the upper "right arm 'and o»ce*r
through the right Bide. ' Neither; wound
was serious, and ■ site »; three weeks; In
the county.hospital Gray was discharged.!,
, Since that time nothing is known of the
man, but he follows the description very I
closely of the man.who held up the Kasl-^
lake park car November 19 and also on
Friday night last.,, He. also: answers,; the ;
description of the man who .has attempted*
uume.ro-.is holdups of pedestrian* lti.vari-'.
ous parts of ■ the city within the i past'
three or four weeks. ■' '-y
; , Was Railroad Employe/
i Nothing is : known ■ of: his : antecedents i
but the police will apply to the Southern '
Pacific authorities today for a record of =
the man, as the company Is supposed,to
have a history of all of its employes. /■-"■'
| To John Greer,; the iplucky conductor^
who coolly and bravely fought for time I
in which to get out his revolver and then
so effectively used it the officials of the'
company and of the police < department
have nothing but the " highest . praise.
Greer showed the greatest coolness and
bravery in all of. his actions.'
R. O. Williams, the passenger, who
came to the aid of ■ Greer and created .
the diversion by which, ' the conductor»
was able to save his life and take that of
the highwaymen, also came in for hi.* '
share of praise. . . , .. »
Williams is a former volunteer soldi, r.
He served two years in • Hi" Philippines |
with the Forty-fourth Kansas volunteers i
and was commended for bra very In; ac
tion against the Filipinos. : ' .* ■»
He is 30 years of age and was,spend- .'.
ing the night with his wife at the homoi,
.'I ,-i friend on South Hill street. At tint r
time of the robbery ho was on his way f;
home on an errand. ...; . >:'•■.■•''' * , f
,The bullet which struck him entered the - -
third linger of his right hand, : and pass- 1
ins through lodged in the bones of ,-thu'::
wrist, lie was taken to the, emergency '.
and general hospital, ■ where the bullet'
was removed. . , , ■ \
As soon as Mrs. - Williams heard of;.
the accident to her husband she has-;
tciuul to the hospital where sho ut
tended him during; the, operation. •'.: 4 ■'■
I Motorman * Aiken "' saw :, a' 1 man Blip -
from the rear platform of the car anJ-V
he is of the opinion' that Gray,' Hi. i
dead bandit, • had ; a 1 confederate /who';
was to Join him at the Howland avenue I
crossing and that the man had boarii. ■!
the car, but when -be ' Haw ' how f th« }
situation was Jumped from, ho oar and'
escaped in the darkness. This state-;
ment Is borne out .by 1 Mrs. 'Davidson, ''■
who also declares she saw a man Icitvu
the rear platform just as she rOM ID
follow her husband to the inside of tho
car. , .
Later this man was arrested. nearly
a mile from the scene. i.s He, gave hiu
name as Carl I^ampreclit - and prove J •'..
that he was a passenger on the car an t ' ■
ran because he was frightened...l Ho •••
was caught by K. J. Gellesplp, a con- T
tractor,'who was a passenger on the
car.. Q'ellespio is -. also said to "have;v
fired ono of the shots which atruclc: '
Gray. ■ ; ."' ,r '•' ■ .... .'-:', ;,:'.v-.i..^
SEARCH RUINS FOR
BODIES OF FIREMEN
Blaze Again Breaks Out in Thirteen.
Story Building in New York—Wails
of Skyscraper Likely to Fait
at Any Moment
By Associated Prpss.
NEW YORK, Jan. H.-The body ot
Thomas Phillips, one of the three fire'
men whose lives were snuffed out In the
burning of the thlrteen-Btory Parker
building on Fourth avenue last night,
was recovered late today. Search for
the other missing men is being car
The blackened walls of the skyscraper
threaten to collapse, and the police have
ordered the tenants of the smaller build
ings In the vicinity to leave.
A dozen buildings have been vacated.
Fire broke out again tonight on the
fifth and sixth floors of the Parker bull.l
ing. but the Hamep wen
tlnguished by the firemen. ■
pouring streams ot watsr on the rag