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I A FEARLESS, INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER. ,
J -ortycondYcar-No. 289,-Prlce Flvo Cents. QGDEN CITY. UTAH, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20, 1912 Entered as seco-cla.. Maat the PostoTjnTu H
I COMMANDERS ARE
! MAKING TERMS
H " :
jp, If Negotiations Prove Successful, Plenipotentiaries
m Will Meet to Discuss Conditions of Peace
IKJ Struggle at Constantinople Has Ceased.
1 UNGIH OF TRUCE DEPENDS ON THE TURKS
H
K Reports Regarding Conditions Imposed By Allies
B Conflicting No Solution of Servian Question
m Has Been Reached-Courtmartials Busy.
IB London, Nov. 20. Fighting has
!&' ceased for the moment between the
1BE Turkish and Bulgarian armies strug-
BHk gUng for possession of th key to tie
IB sates of Constantinople, and the op-
H posing commandors-ln-chlef are en-
Ik. gaged In negotiating the terms of an
9Bt armistice. If these negotiations pro.ve
Hp successful they will be preparatory to
IE a meeting of plenipotentarles who
lH "'" discuss conditions of peace.
IBS Nazim Pasha to Confer With Savoff.
HHE In accordance with the suggestion
IB contained In the Bulgarian note that
JK the allied Balkan nations aro prepar-
5fljfti ed to meet the Turkish commander-
MK In-chief with a view of arranging an
HK armlstlco the Ottoman government
V has appointed Nazim Pasha to con-
K& fer with General Savoff the Bulgarian
mj!wf leader. The Turkish general, who has
H been putting up such an excellent de-
HJ fense of the ramparts of the capital,
M now has thrown on him the additional
Jb burden of deciding whether or not a
Hi further display of tenacity behind the
HJ fortification of Tchatalja may bring
Hfl easier terms and save to the Otto-
HJ ' man empire more than Constantinople
HJ and a strip of Thrace along the shores
Hi of the sea of .Marmora, which, seeni-
M ingly, Is all the conqueror's are at
HJ present disposed to leave to the van-
HJ quished
Hi Length of Truce Turks Attitude.
HJ Mcanwhiio, the two armies hold
f their respective positions. How long
H thia armed truce will be maintained.
HB however, will depend on the terms of
H peace offered by the league of the
HV Balkan nations and on whether the
Hn hitherto futile -attneks by the-Bui-I
HJ garians on the Tchatalja lines havc
Hj Inspired the Turks with hopes that i
Hi the fortunes of war may yet turn in
Hi their favor.
Hi Conflicting Report?.
Hi Reports regarding the conditions
HJ r imposed by the allies are conflicting.
H f It Is officially stated in Constanti-
H nople that the agreement of the al-
H ' lies to discuss terms of an armistice
H ' am" the preliminaries of peace does
H , net stipulate any conditions.
H Simultaneously from the battlefield
H : comes news of a dimunltlon of tension
H ' in the Austro-Servlan dispute by the
H compliance of Servia, with the de-
H mand of the Austrian government for
H an Investigation on the spot.
H No Solution of Servian Question.
HI On the other hand there Is nothiug
HI yet to Indicate a solution of the ques-
Hli tlon of Servla's demand for port6 on
B(5 tbo Adriatic sea.
Ilf' f aF" s threatened, she diverts her
If'. army released by the capture of
fir, Monastir to the capture of the Arnaut
I tribesmen, her relations with Aus-
I trln-Huugary, it is thought will be
I etlll further impaired.
Jl The moro amenable attitude of
B Servia Ir doubtless partly due to the
3 k action of the German and Italian
fl i governments at Belgrade.
Ki As the Germans and Italians at
I Prlstond arc under the protection of
I ' thr Austrian consulate, the two gov-
I'f ernm..ts warmly supported the Aus-
I k trla-Hungarlan recommendations.
It. CourtmartialB Busy.
The courtmartials at Constanti-
noplo are busy sentencing members
H of the Young Turk party to terms of
K imprisonment. Nineteen of them
III were sentenced yesterday. Deputy
B Carasso of Saloniki, has been ar-
Wi, rested
B' A private letter received by a busi-
B ness firm from Constantinople and
M- dated November 19, says that under
B martial law order Is being kept better
ft tlian ever before in that city. It con-
m eludes:
B' "You can take this from an old
B business firm that Constantinople
B will always be left to Turkey and
B that trouble will never occur in the
B way that people abroad Imagine.
i CLAIM OF
f OTTOMANS
B
B I Nazim Pasha Wires War
I Office of Bulgarian
Retreat and Losses
H J Constantinople, Nov. 20, The posi-
' tlon at the Tchatalja lines was de-
t scribed by Nazim Pasha, the Turkish
Bl commander-in-chief, in a telegram to
BHf the war office timed 12:15 a. m. to
iH' day, as follows:
M -Roports received at this moment
WM state that the enemy facing our left
"$Hk wing withdrew completely last nlgw
MP In the direction of the slopes of Pa-
&Mh'-' Paz Burgas. Our reconnoltcrlng par-
4MM ties counted 600 dead Bulgarians on
im the slopes in the environs of Tchatal-
C' a railroad station today From their
CCJIjlp -opauJots It wns established that tne
Hi
dead soldiers belong to I he Fir6t In
fantry regiment of Sofia. The num
ber of rifles, caps and officers' swords
were brought in by our troops
"According to statements mado by
Bulgarian prisoners the enemy has
been without food for three days and
Is retreating. The Bulgarians were
unable to carry away all thoir wound
ed The morale of our troops Is very
good."
A wireless dispatch from tho com
mander of the Turkish battleship To
gut eRis, time 1 a. m November 20,
reports a Turkish detachment oper
ating from Derkos, aided by tho fire
of tho ship's guns, drove back the
Bulgarians In the direction of Ormanli
and Karabun for a distance of ten
miles.
TURKS FLED IN
ALL DIRECTIONS
Belgrade, Nov 20. According to
the latest reports from Monastir, the
Turkish garrison did not surrender,
but fled in all directions, leaving a
large amount of war material behind
In the terrific battle which preced
ed the fall of the ckv the Turks lost
20.000 killed and wounded and the
Servian casualties were also heavy
Crown Prince Enters Monastir.
The crown prince of Servia made
his state entry Into the city yesterday.
The Turkish garrison fled toward
Fiorina, twenty miles southeast, hot
ly pursued by Scrviau cavalry.
The Servian press is demanding a
strict Investigation into the origin of
I the reports of the capture of 45,000
Turks.
ALBANIANS TO ACT
BEFORE SERVIANS ARRIVE
Vienna, Nov. 20. Ismail Kemal
Bey. tho Albanian leader, left Tries
te by steamer for Duraz.o, where the
Albanians intond to proclaim Indepen
dence and establish a provisional
government before the entry of the
Sc-vlan troops.
SERVIA YIELDS TO AUSTRIA.
Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 20. Ser
via has yielded to tho Austrian de
mands that an official from the Aus-tro-Hungarian
ministry of foreign af
fairs should be allowed to proceed
to Prisrend to Investigate the com
plaint by the Austrian consul there
that he had been hindered by the
Servians in the performance of his
duties.
AMERICAN SCHOOL IS '
FULLY GUARDED
New York. Nov. 20. Cleveland H
Dodge, one of the trusteos of Robert (
college at Constantlnpolc. received i
the following message lrom the pros- '
ident of that institution this morn
ing: "Constantinople. Nov. 19. Be reas
sured, the city is quiet The school
is crowded with students and is fully
guarded
(Signed) "GATES.
HEAVY LOSSES ON
TCHATALJA LINES
lladomkeui, Nov. IS. via London,
Nov. 20. There have been two days
of severe fighting along the Tchatalja
lines, the result of which Is unde
cided at the moment of sending this
dispatch Tho battle has prov.od one
of the bloodiest of the present war,
both sides sustaining fearful losses.
The battle began on Sunday, the
Bulgarians opened a heavy bombard
ment of the redoubts In Uademkeu!
valley, which form the most advanced
position of the Turkish works of de
fense. The fire was especially severe
at the Turkish left center The Turks
replied vigorously, their battleships
supporting the fire or the laud bat
teries. The artillery action was fol
lowed by a furious infantry assault,
when several redoubts fell to the Bul
garians, Magnificent courage was displayed
by the Turks, officers of the high rank
exposing themselves to the Bulgarian
fire with unequaled devotion in order
to set an example for the men.
As a result of his heroism and ut
ter disregard for his own life, Mah
moud Mukhtnr Pasha was soverely
wounded
To the right of Ilademkoui tne Bul
garians lost four guns, which fell Into
the hands of the Turkish commander.
The wounded aro being taken to
Hademkeui in largo numbers.
London, Nov. 20. The Austrian cab
inet Is disposed to await Servla's re
ply until King Peter has returned to
Belgrade from Uskup, according to a
Vlouna dispatch to tho Mall. The
king, who caught a cold on his way
to a To Douni service at UBkup, is
erIouBly ill, and his return to the
capital may bo postponed indefinitely.
The attonding physicians think he
may be confined to bed for several
weeks.
Bulgaria to Back Servia.
From Budapest It Is learned that
' tho real object of tho mission to Buda
pest of Dr Danoff, president of the
Bulgarian chamber of deputies, was
to Inform Austria-Hungary in behalf
of the Balkan league that while Bul
garia was anxious that Austria and
Servia arrive at an amicable settle
ment, the Balkan nrmles a'lll stand
back of their ally In the event of Austria-Hungary
deciding to bar Servla's
road to the Adriatic by force of arms.
OFFICERS
ACCUSED
Eleven Iron Workers
Present When Dynamite
Jobs Were Planned
Indianapolis. Ind , Nov. 20. Eleven
officials of the International Associ
ation of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers wero ncoused by Patrick J.
Dugan at the "dynamite couspiracy"
trial today of havinn beon present
when blowing up non -union jobs was
discussed.
Official Hold Caucus.
Dugan, former treasurer of a local
union, testified that shortly after a
building in Detroit was dynamited In
Juno of 1907 tho union olficlals held
a cauncus ovpt tho election of offi
cers At that time. I he witness said,
Herbert S Hockin announced ho had
lost his position ou account of having
Induced Ortlo E. McManlgal to blow
tip tho Detroit job
"Hockin said bpcause of this he
ought to bo given a place on the ex
ecutive board.'" said Dugan. "Ho said
he was going to malti hip campaign
for ofllce on the strength of thu De
troit job "
Dugan said President Frank At.
Ryan and ton other oiricors wuie
present
Dugan testified that an Indlanaiwlls
local union had destroyed a nou-nn-ion
job for $25 and when It was
learned the International unlou was
payig $200 for each job blown up,
complaint was made to J. J McNa
mara. People Learning Too Much.
"McNamara replied that people
were learning too much about explo
sions," Dugan testified. He said
that District Attorney Jerome in New
York had learned the Iron Workers'
union was behind tho dynamiting
jobs in tho east and they would have
to be careful."
While J. J. McNamara was in jail
in Los Anteles and before he plead
ed guilty an effort was mado by Iron
workers in Indianapolis to buy cer
tain papere, testified Mrs. Mary E.
Carroll.
She testified that Fred Walker, a
representative of the Iron workers,
offered her $100 for certain papers I
of Dugan's.
Mrs. Carroll said, on the promise '
of getting $100 for the papers, she
went to Dugans home and attempt
ed to induco Mrs. Dugan to give them
up, but Mrs. Dugan refused.
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BANK-ZR COMMITS SUICIDE
Columbus, O., Nov. 20. Suffering
from a nervous breakdown, William
Little, Gl years old, president of tho
West Side Dime Savings bank, com
mitted suicide today by hanging him
self with a rope made of his bed
clothes. Mr. Little has not been ac
tive in the bank's affairs for several
months
yju
Eye-Witness of Death of
Mrs. Szabo Tells a
Graphic Story
Goshen. N. Y., Nov. 20. "I saw Gib
son seize Mrs. zubo around the neck
with his left arm, I saw his right baud
thrust at her throat, then they both
fell out of tho boaL"
Saw Woman Strangled.
Jon MInturn, e-!-witncss of the
death of Mrs. Rosa Menschlk Szabo.
for whose death on Greenwood lake
Burton W Gibson of Now York, her
lawyer, is chargod with murder, so
testified at Gibson's trial today. His
testimony was introduced to bear out
the slate's contention that Mrs. Szabo
was srangled by Gibson and did not
die of drowning.
"Gibson and his companion were
standing back to back In the center
of the boat." MInturn said. "Gibson
whirled and seized Mrs. Szabo. For
a moment the boat rocked and they
fell out. the woman first, the man af
terwards. Woman Soon Lost to Sight.
"When they were In the water ho
woman presently was lost to sight
Tho man then swain over to the boaf
put his arm over It and turned it over
The boat remained right side up when
they fell out of It and remained In that
position until Gibson put his arm In
1 tand turned It over.'
MInturn was standing at the wa
ter's edge, he said, when he saw tho
tragedy. The boat was about 700
yards away. He was afraid he would
forget, he added, so ho went home and
wrote down what he saw.
Goshen, N. Y., Nov. 20. John MIn
turn, the Greenwood Lake store keep
er who saw the death of Mrs?. Rosa
Menschik Szabo in the waters of
Greenwood lake in July last, was the
first witness tho state oxpected to
call at today's session of the trial of
Burton W. Gibson, the New York
lawyer who Is charged with tho mur
der of Mrs. szuuu.
MInturn was to havo testified yes
terday ,but illness provonttd.
MISS FARLEY
TO TESTIFY
Pretty Stenographer to
Offer Defense in First
Degree Murder
Columbus, Ohio Nov: 20. Whether
Miss Cecilia Farley, the pretty state
office stenographer chared with first
degree murder In connection with tho
bhootlng of Alvln E. Zollinger, ad
vertising solicitor, In a city park last
May, will corroborate testimony of a
woman detective thnt the defendant
said she confessed to protect her fi
ance, Jerome Quigley, hotel clork,
when she resumes her story on the
stand today, was an open question
among thoso who havo been follow
ing her testimony.
Shortly after Miss Farley and Mr.
Qulgley were arrested for the shoot
ing Miss Farley told Chief Carter
that she shot Zollinger Fairly In the
trial tho defense attempted to prove
that she umdu this confession when
she was led to believe that Quigley
was likely t bo held for the shooting
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KILLED BY
POLICEMAN
Third of Three Brothers
Killed By Police in
Five Months
Chicago, Nov 20. Irving Farrell,
20 years old, was shot and instantly
killed by Policeman John Honan
while icslsting arrest In the base
ment of the Farrell home early today.
Farrell was the third of three broth
ers to be shot by policemen within
five months and the second to be
slain. His brother. Earl, was killed
by Policeman Williams, colored, on
June 23. after he and several com
panions had attacked the officer An
other brother, Edward, was shot at
that tlmo but not seriously wounded
Irving Farrell was trying to escape
from Policeman Honau after, It was
said, he had hurle.l a 3tonc through
a saloon window Ho quarreled with
a saloon keeper over payment for
drink and after leaving the place
threw the stone
F0URLIVES
Mexican Rebels and
Rurals Contest For
Control of Bridge
Mexico City, Nov 20. A fight yes
torday between rural guards and reb
els for the control of a railroad train
cost the live or a lieutenant and
three rural guards and two civilian
passengers in the vicinity of Penjamo.
state of Guanajuato
The train, traveling along the Guad
alajara branch of the Mexican Cen
tral railroad, ran Into a bridgo from
which the rails had been removed and
the engine and two care fell through
A large force of rebels then ran
confidently down the hillside toward
the wreck, not knowing of the pres
ence of twenty-four rural guards In
one of the cars, on the way to the
capital from Manzanlllo.
The rural guards took up positions '
and held the rebels off. The fight
around the wrecked train lasted about,
an hour, when the rebels retreated I
to the hills. I
CROWN PRINCE IS
SEFXOUSLY ILL
London, Not 20 The Rcrlln sur
geon. Professor Israels, has been
summoned to Tsarskoo-Selo. where
Dr. Fedaroff has been In attendance
since the Russian Imporial family re
turned from Spala, says a dispatch to
the Dally Mall from St. Petersburg.
Tho circumstances point, according to
the correspondent, to the continued
gravity of the Illness of the young
crown prince.
The court doctors admit that it Is
serious surgical case.
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FREE RIDE FOR
CHICK CARETAKER
Washington. Nov. 20. Freo rail
road transportation for the caretaker
of chickens shipped as a part of a
car load of household goods Is not
contemplated by the low or reason
ably to be expected from railroads,
according to a decision of the Inter
state commerce commission.
The ruling was made in the case of
Charles Reum against the Southern
Pacific and other carriers. Ream
moved from Richmond. Va to Los
Angeles, Cal., and took his chickens
with him.
GRAFTED SKIN OF DOG.
Chicago. Nov. 20. Announcement
was made at a south side hospital
yesterdav of the .successful outcome
of a case of skin grafting In which
p hr?o p'ece of the skin of a skye
... ,i .vj -"Gund op
the arm of Mrs. H. W. Johnson of
Menominee, Wis. The wound had
been left after an operation for tuber
cular ulcer.
The operation Is said to be the first
of Its kind ever performed.
ANXIETY FELT FOR
BRITISH STEAMER
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 20. Anxletv is
felt for the British steamship, fiord
Curzon, Captain A E. Henricsou,
which sailed for the Orient October
5 with a cargo of wheat. The Lord
Curzon should have arrived at Mojl
sixteen days ago but not a word has
been received from her.
The steamer, Lord Derby, sailed
eleven days after the Lord Cureon
and arrived at Mojl flvo days ago.
GOFF TO PASS
SENTENCE
Four Men Convicted of
Murdering Rosenthal
to Know Fate
New York, Nov 20. Sentence of
death on the four gunmen convicted
yesterday of murdering Herman Ros
enthal will bo passed by Justice Goff
on November 21, he announced today,
when tho prisoners were arraigned
beforo him. After sentence Ir passed
tho men will be taken to Sing Sing,
where Former Police Lieutenant
Charles Becker is awaiting death for
instigating the shooting.
Pedigrees Taken.
The pedigrees of the gunmen were
taken today at their arraignment.
"Whltey" Lewis said his real name
was Frank Seidenschue, born In Rus
sia. 21 years old and a bookbinder by
trado. Both his parents are living and
he has served two jail sentences.
"Dago Frank" gave his correct
name as Frank Clrollcl, 27 years old,
a native of Italy, and a steamfltter
by occupation. He has served one
jail term and described himself as a
moderate drinker.
'Lefty Louie" said he waB chris
tened Louis Rosenberg, was 21 years
old, a native of Austria and married.
His vocation was salesmanship, he
said, ho was temperate and had
served one Jail sontencc.
"Gyp the Blood" was recorded as
Harry Horowitz, a clerk, 24 years old.
a native of New York City, married
and temperate.
Informers to Bo Released. -
The state's Informers, Rose Vallon,
Webber and and Schepps, who have
Jbeen held In prison during the trial,
probablv will be released this after
noon The district attorney agreed
today that there was no further need
of keeping them behind tho bars. It
Is thought they will leave the city.
Chauffeur to Go Free.
William Shapiro, driver of the
"murder car," and jointly indicted
with the gunmen and Becker, also
will go free In return for hi6 testi
mony for the state the district at
torney's office will move that the In
dictment against him be quashed
One More to Be Tried.
Of the seven Indicted for the Ros
enthal murder this leaves but one de
fendant to be tried. He Is Jack Sul
livan, "king of the newsboys."
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NEW TREASURER
ASSUMES DUTIES
Washington. Nov 20. Carml
Thompson was appointed treasurer of
the United States today by President
Taft to succeed Lee McClung who
resigned recently Mr. Thompson will
assume his new duties tomorrow, and
Chas D Hillcs, who was secretary' to
tho president before the beginning oi
the last campaign will return to that
post
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JOURNALISTS
WILL MEET!
Fifteen Universities to
Be Represented at
Chicago, Nov. 30
Chicago. Nov. 20. A conference of
teactiois of journalism from 15 Amer
ican universities will be held In Chi
cago on November 30 The techni
cal tralnlug and practical experience
in newspaper work that should be in
cluded in college courses In Journal
Ism will be the chief topic discuss
ed.
Dr. Talcott Williams, director of
tho Pulitzer School of Journalism of
Columbia unlversily. will read a pa
per on '"Technical Instructions in
Journalism."
The Institutions that will be rep
resented Include tho universities of
Michigan. Wisconsin, Illinois. Mlsaou
r. Kansas and Orepon; Columbia un
iversity. Indiana university, Dopauw
university and the Iowa and Kansas
Agricultural colleges
mi i
JOHN M. GARDNER
IN CITY JAIL
San Francisco, Nov. 20. John M
Gardner, sccrctarj of the Frontier Tire
and Rubber company of Buffalo, N. Y
Is In the city jail here today awaiting
the arrival of an officer who will take
hfm to Denver, whore he Is charged
with cashing checks on the Albany
hotel which arc said to avo beon re--M-ved
mprkc'l "no fundc." Ho re
fuses to dJscusB his arresL
MARSHALS RAID I
72 BIG CITIES I
Simultaneous Arrests of 173 Physicians, Surgical M
Practitioners, Proprietors or Agents Concerns M
For Criminal Practice or Sale of Drugs. M
PACIFIC COAST HOTBED OF CHINALIiY I
Mass of Evidence Obtained Against Accused Per-
sons Scores of Complaints By Postof f ice De-
partment From Respectable Women. , M
Washington, I-.ov 20. Poatoffice
Inspectors and United States mar
shals in 72 leading cities of the coun
try began today practically simulta
neous raids for the arrest of 173
persons charged with using the malls
to promote criminal medical practic
es or the Bale of drugs and Instru
ments used for Illegal purposes."
The number of arrests to be made
In the respective cities follows:
New York 2, Buffalo 3, Pittsburg 7,
Chicago 3, Fort Worth 4, St. Louis
3, Omaha A, Oklahoma City 5. Port
land jOregon) 9, Denver 5, Seattle SI
Spokane 5, San Francisco 7, Oakland
S, Los Angeles 3, San Jose 3, Mo
bile 3. Marietta (Ohio) 3, Dallas 3,
Two each In Albany, Washington,
Memphis, Birmingham, Cleveland,
Steubenvlllo (Ohio), Duluth, Winona
(Minn.), San Antonio, Houston, New
Orleans, Kansas City, Topeka, Ala
meda (Cal).
One each In Atlanta, Cincinnati,
Toledo, Minneapolis, Galveston, Salt
Lake City, Ithaca and Elmlra (N. Y),
East Orange (N. J ), Lancaster and
Pine Bank (Pa.), Cumberland (Md.),
Charleston and Columbia (S. C),
Jacksonville (Fla.), Columbus,
Springfield, Mount Vernon, Dayton
and Convoy (Ohio), Fort Wayne and
Terre Haute (Ind.), Peoria (111.), Kal
amazoo and Iron River (Mich.), Hol
den (Mo.), Muskogee (Okla.), Wichi
ta (Kan.), Council Bluffs (Iowa), Bel
lingham, Crescent and Tacoma,
(Wash.), Sacramento, Petaluraa,
Fresno and Glendalo (Gal.).
; All or the arrests are to be made
for alleged violation of section 211 of
the penal code of the United States,
which bars from the malls any vile
or obscene matter, whether sealed or
unsealed, any advertisement, letter or
circular proposing or suggesting crim
inal practices, or any packet contain
ing any substance, drug or thing in
tended to be used for immoral or un
lawful purposes.
Raid Most Extonsive in History.
Chief Inspector Robert Sharp of the
postofflce department and many of his
force of 390 Inspectors have beon
working upon the cases for many
months. The development of tho plans
culminated in the most extensive raid
In the history of any department of
the government.
Strict enforcement of municipal and
state laws In the east Is said by the
postal authorities to account for the
comparatively few arrests In the large
cities in that part of the country, hut
it is said by the postofflce inspectors
that a hotbed of this sort of criminal
ity is in the Pacific coast states.
Mass of Evidence.
On the coast they had comparative
ly little difficulty in obtaining a mass
of evidence asainst accused persons
lu San Francisco a fictitious name
was used by several well known phy
sicians, who employed a woman to
do the necessary advertising and cler
ical work. Cases were solicited by
correspondence and by printed circu
lars sent through the mails. Scores
of complaints have been received b
tho department from respecLible wom
en complaining of the recolpt of this
class of matter.
I Approximately 20 per cent of those
arrested today are so-called "pill doc
I tors" men who advertise their prac-
tlce by correspondence or otherwise
land send to their pationts, cither by
I mall or by oxpress, various compounds
in the form of pills or powders. Care-1
ful analysis of these compounds by
the government authorities is sold to
have disclosed that some of them are
wholly Innocuous, while others arc
dangerous poisous Under another
section of tho pennl code, the sending
of poisons through the mails Is ex
pressly forbidden.
One of the men accused 1b said to
havo been the secretary of the board
of health in tho city of his residence
He responded, it is said, to a decoy or
test letter sent to him by the Inspect
ors, on tho stationary of the bard of
health. He has been indicted, accord
ing lo the reports of the' postoffico inspectors.
Many Drug Houses Under Ban-
Particular caro was taken by the
Inspectors In collecting the evidence
against business concerns drug
houses and remedy companies. Tho
men actually reported for the illicit
correspondence and In this class It Is
said many Indictments already have
been returned
As showing Iho difficulties encoun
tered the following caso is cited by
those who have conducted the inquiry.
Knew They Were Violating Law.
Interviews with the Inspectors of
many of these practitioners indicated
clearly that thej knew they wore vio
lating the luw and were doing the
trading underground.
In Chicago an Inspector called upon
a physMan after having received from
him .i response by mail to his decoy
letter. The Inspector professed a de
sire to engage the doctor's services.
The doctor wa.s cautious and the In
spector was called upon to show the
let tor hfi hod receded. It was in the
ah'yalclan's own handwriting. Evi
dently suspicious, ho snatched the M
letter from the Inspector's hand, tore H
It tvIco across and threw it into the H
wastebaskct. Subsequently the In- H
spector returned to the office" In th? H
temporary absence of the doctor, ac- IH
cured the strips aud pasted them to- H
gethor. That letter constitutes an lm- jH
llortant link in tho chain of evidenco H
on which the doctor was Indicted. H
Criminal Practice Must End. H
It is the expressed determination of H
the postal authorities to put an end H
to the promotion by mail of criminal H
practices and of the traffic In drugs H
and Instruments on which a ban is jH
placed by law. Postmaster General H
Hitchcock said today that every case iH
against an alleged violator of the law H
would be pressed vigorously and ev- jH
ery effort made to send the culprit. If j
convicted, to the penitentiary. H
MANY ARRESTS H
IN CALIFORNIA
San Francisco, Nov. 20. Numerous H
arrests in connection with the cam- jH
paign of the postal authorities against H
medical practitioners chargod with H
misuse of the malls had been rcportcl H
from Pacific coast cities by noon to- IH
day. Contrary to their previously an- ill
nounced Intention the San Francisco '1
postal Inspectors began their work be- J
fore that hour, and nine doctora, drug-
gists and others were taken into cur- ,
tody. MH
Arrests were made in various cit-
ies about the state and reports of ad- -
dltion arrests were expected momen- M
tarily. B
None of those thus far arrested is H
of particular prominence. M
W. G. Murrgltroyd, a wealthy drug- H
gist, and a woman practitioner were M
arrested in Spokane, Wash., and th M
manager of a drug manufacturing H
company at Bcllingbam, Wash., also H
was taken Into custody H
Five persons under Indictment for H
tho alleged misuse of the malls have
boon arrested in Portland, Ore.,. up 'o H
noon and It was expected the othor H
warrants there would be served before
night. H
FOUR KANSAS CITY I
MEN ARRESTED
Kansas City, Nov. 20. Dr. J. Valen- M
tine Studor of this cRy was arrest- H
ed today by postal authorities, cuarg- ' H
ed with criminal medical practices. H
The arrests of A B. Chatfield Jr., M
and James J. Harrison, members of H
a remedy company In Wichita, Kan , H
and of Mack Hobart, a druggist in M
Topeka, Kan., on charges of ad ad- H
vcrtislng means contributing to race
suicide, were reported to local post- M
J office Inspectors. All four men pre- lfl
vlously had been indicted by federal n H
grand juries. ' H
The arrest at Holden, Mo., of Dr. - H
Edward Andruss, prominent church '
worker and director of the Commer- j H
cial club of that town, was report- H
ed to local inspectors this afternoon H
Mrs. Clara Austin, a warrant for I H
whose arrest was issued in Oklahoma '; l
City, Okla., was apprehended ihlz VM
afternoon In Memphis, Tenn. H
I 1
THREE INDICTED ' I
IN ST. LOUIS ! j
St Louis. Mo., Nov. 20. Three per- j
sons wero indicted in St. Louis In the irl
government's movement against al- Hl
leged criminal medical practices. Mrs, i 1
Hulda Koch, proprietor of a maternity I
home, was arreBted today. It was . H
charged that the malls were misused
A warrant was Issued against Gustav H
F. Jacobs, manager of a drug com- , H
pany, and deputy United States mar- ! M
shals sought him early In the day. i ' M
INSPECTORS MAKE I
TEN ARRESTS ,
hH
Chicago, Nov 20. Ten arrests were B
made here todny ty postal lnapectom j H
lc a nation-wide moverqout against j H
doctors and persons advocating racth- j H
ods conducive to race suicide. U wfi j H
declared raids wero being made si- j H
multnncously all over the country. j H
The specific charge against the per- M
Dons arrested is using tho malls In j H
connection with a business under the j H
ban of the government. j H
Peoria, 111., Nov. 20. Alberr Zlni- j H
merman, proprietor of one of the city's j H
leading drug stores, was arrested to- j H
day by United States Marshal Black i iH
lu connection with the simultaneous I H
raids being mado throiiKhout tho j M
country. He gao bond for his nppcar- J B
nnce at the April term of t nonfederal J HJ
court, j ' H
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