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FIGHT AGAINST
CORRUPT MEN
IN CIVIC LIFE
Mothers, Wives and Sisters of
San Francisco Pledge Aid
to Prosecution
Campaign to Be Carried Into
Schools, Homes, Clubs and
Workshops
Young Women Distribute Badges
Bearing the Words "Let
Justice Rule"
Coatlnard from Pace 1
\u25a0 Impede th« course of the law in the
graft rapes.
It was one of the most unique as
semblies ever .held In San Francisco.
Although ' tfie women of this com
munity have on countless occasions
met to Mlscufs affairs of social
and intellectual importance, it was
the first time that a* body of women,
representing the truest of family
ties, the most potent force of intel
lectual forces, the purest of moral
influences, ever gathered together to
discuss a great political situation and
to protest against a monstrous civic
wrong.
Women from all walks of life were
present, including wagreworkers as well
as many of those most prominent in
the club life of the city and the- work
of organized charity. Mothers, wives
and sisters spoke from the ministerial
rostrum on the eternal principles of
right and wrong.
The stained glass windows of the
chapel shed a soft religious light on
the hall and many a. speaker in the
fervor of her address pointed to pic
tured walla and drew from the in
spiration a greater zeal for good and
a stronger hatred for evil. They read
in those holy precincts the immutable
laws, "Thou shalt not steal." and its
companion commandment, "Thou shalt
not kill," and applied them severely,
with direct and determined force to
the oorruptionists of the city, the men
who aft*r having bribed public of
ficers for public privileges hesitated
not to attempt the life of the .state's
principal witness and that of the lead
er of the graft prosecution.
Fight for Civic Decency
Walter Macarthur struck the key
note of the situation when he remarked
that if ever there was a. doubt as to
the preponderance of prograft or anti
graft sentiment in the city, that Ques
tion had been answered unequivocally
by the women of San Francisco in
favor of the graft prosecution. The
world gets its morals from its mothers,
he said, and the hand that, rocks the
cradle rules the world. . - .-....; ... ,
When ' Miriam Michelson, the author
of "In the Bishop's Carriage" told the
audience that there was not a mora
womanly thing to do than to atone foe
their delinquent duty immediately and
band themselves together on the
side of righteousness, the enthusiasm
of the crowd swelled up to 6uch a
height that everybody present felt that
a new' force had come into being to
battle for civic decency and to thrust
the criminal into the penitentiary-
There was nothing hysterical or
emotional in the resolution offered or
the plan of campaign adopted. It was
a sober, conservative expression by a
thousand voices of allegiance to right
and unqualified opposition to wrong.
The influence of the women's stand
spread beyond the vestibule of the
temple, for an .educational campaign
was inaugurated to teach the young
the truth of the present situation in
the city and to discuss It fearlessly in
the home, the school, the club, the store
and the workshop.
Women Enroll in League
The work of enrolling new members
into the women's branch of the-Citi
zens* League of Justice was performed
by a large number of young women,
who met the incoming visitors at the
doors of the church. Each person re
ceived a button, on which the league's
motto. "Let Justice Rule," was printed
in golden letters.
An application blank was then passed
eround and hundreds signed it. It
read: .= v v
Realising; »he nrrlou* condition of -
public affair* in the «\u25a0!< y and fear*
Inpr tlie degradation of the city la
ilic rjrea of the world should wf,
from a low and torpid state of the
public iwnK-lmrf acquiesce fa any
permanent rolncarriage of Justice,
I hereby deliberately express my
condemnation of every act calcu
lated to impede the coarse of the
law in the trial of the graft cases
and pledge my complete service in
the canoe • now before vs — that of
e*tab!l*hlns Jufttlce in our midst.
I pledge, my active and deter
mined support to the courts and of
ficers of the law now ensnsred fa
the trial of persons accused of cor
rupting the public honor and vio
lating the law of this state.
To carry out effectively this pur
pose of e*tnbl!»hlnßnnd support-
Inc an equal administration of the
law. I hereby unite myself with the
Tinman's branch of the Citizens'
l.faeur of Justice.
Plea for Honest Papers
One of the most «flf«ctire methods of
accomplishing the results advocated in
the application blank, Mrs. Dr.-Mlnora
Kibbe pointed out, was the support of
the daily papers which have stood un
equivocally for Justice and condemning
I those which had minimized the crimes
of the grafter* and poisoned tbe foun
tains of truth.
The meeting was called to order by
Mrs. Elizabeth Gerberding. president of
the league. Amonf he persons on tbe
platform were Mrs; S. XV. Orr, a promi
nent member of the California, club;
Mr*. E. L. Baldwin. . president "of the-
California club: Mrs. Warren Cheney,
of the University of California: Mrs.
T. A. Clark, secretary of the league:
Walter Macartbur. R«v\. Bradford
l^eavitt, Hey. Charles N. Lathrop. Prof.
George H. Boko of the University of
California, Thomas Hayward, Miss Julia
Michelson. Miss Miriam Michelson, Mr*.
Austin. Fperry. Mr*. Laura Bride Pow
ers and Dr. Miuora K.«l>be.
"We arc here, today for, the purpose
of indorsing the work of purification
going on in this city at present, namely:
thi? grnft prosecution... ft is futile to
tajk of Ihe welfare of .the city at the
present time, under any other issue,
because the Well being of the commun
ity is bound up in this movement.
Some have called this a political ,4s
*ue. : We maintain that it is * moral
:f*To the woman who charges that' It
Women of San Francisco
Battle for Civic Decency
<\u2666 : ! : .—. — : — _: — l _ — : _\u25a0-*
I Scene at meeting of women's branch of Citizens' League of Justice;']
•!• : » \u25a0 : '\u25a0 \u25a0 — — V
is a political rather than a moral ques
tion, we can reply that we think more
of her welfare than she does. .herself.
For' it is her city that is behfg bought
and sold in the open "market. ' '- :
"To bring it closer, her son might be
on trial for his life— it is possible —
and what would his innocence avail
if Juries could be bought as so much
merchandise. A condition sqch'.as this
does concern the- sisters, the wives
and the mothers of this city."
Woman's Place of Power
Prof. George H. Boke followed Mrs.
Gerberding. He declared that there
was no power on earth equal to that of
a good woman. Hq said that the forces
of evil organized were stronger than
the forces of good unorganized and
called, for. a unification of right minded
men ; to defeat the elements of evil In
the community. ' . f .; ' ...
Mrs. Warren Cheney s"aid that women
were in this fight, because women
moulded public opinion and were re
sponsible for the moral atmosphere
of the community. . i>V ;•;
"Shame on us for our apathy," she
cried, and urged her sisters to take an
equal share in the light for decency
with her father, husband and brother.
Walter Macarthur made one of the
best addresses of the day.
•The city is not divided against Itself,
as the enemies of the graft prosecution
aver," he said. "What we lack is a
voice, a centralization of effort. The
events of the last few days have solidi
fied all honest men into one great pha
lanx. The people- of San Francisco are
in favor of the graft prosecution. Only
th« noisy, blatant, lawless v element of
the city is against It."
Moral Issue for People
Mrs. J. W. * Orr said that the issue
confronting' the people was a moral 1
issue, more than a political one. \u25a0 She
called for public testimony by her sis
ters in the audience of their allegiance
to the prosecution.
Miss Julia Michelson exhorted the
women to acquaint themselves with the
facts of the situation, to be their broth
ers' intellectual equal. Her sister. Miss
Miriam Michelson, was enthusiastically
received and said that the disgrace of
San Francsco was not so : much that
its public officers had been bribed into
giving away public privileges, but that,
knowing the facts, the people had done
nothing to the criminals.
Mrs. Austin Sperry. Mrs/ E. L. Bald
win and -Laura Bride. Powers spoke in
a similar strain. Rev. Bradford Leavitt
and Rev. Charles N. Lathrop spoke on
the moral 'issues and of the : clear 1 cut
line of right" and wrong. Thomas Hay
den "made an eloquent' appeal for 'sym
pathetic . co-operation with the prose
cution and Mrs. ,T. A. Stark read, the
resolutions prepared for adoption. ,
OFFER PRAYER FOR
JHENEY'S RECOVERY
First Congregational Church of
Oakland Pays Atark ; of Re*
spect to Prosecutor-
OAKLAND, Nov. 22.— Fervent prayer
for the speedy recovery of Francis J.
Heney was offered this. morning by the
Rev. Charles R. Brown, pastor of the
First. Congregational church upon his
return to the pulpit after: six : months'
absence. The clergyman has: been /a
strong' supporter. of Heney, It "was. in
the" church, that the. graft prosecutor
several ' month,* ago addressed; one of
the largest audiences ever assembled
in this city, .;-,. . ... i
A " large congregation greeted the
pastor this morning. When \u25a0he ap
peared in the pulpit the • entire \u25a0 body
rose in welcome to; the eminent:clergy
THE SAN JFRANCISCO ] CALL, MONDAY; NOVEMBER^ 23, 1908.
man. ,The same welcome was given to
him by the Sunday school. This even
ing the choir rendered Rossini's
"Stabat /Slater." "The oratorio was
given under the direction of Alexander
Stewart as a special mark of esteem by
the large choral choir, Rev. Mr. Brown
being a lover of sacred music.
'Tuesday evening a reception and
banquet will be given In honor of the
pastor and Mrs. Brown at the Home
club. \u25a0\u25a0 -^ <-\u25a0':'.\u25a0\u25a0. r T^
GROOM OF SIX HOURS
i-rx LANDS IN PRISON CELL
Manuel Dopico Shoots Guest
Who Created Disturbance
\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0-\u25a0 at Wedding Feast
Marrledless than six hours before he
was locked up, in the city prison on a
charge of assault with intent to com
mit murder was the experience of
Manuel Dopico, a hotel proprietor at
821 Pacific street, yesterday. Doplco's
victim was Ramon Varanez of 748 Val
lejo street, who is now' at the central
emergency hospital suffering from a
bullet wound in his leg.
Follow4ng Dopico'« marriage, which
took place early Saturday evening, a
reception was held in* the hotel in
Pacific street. Many friends of the
bride and groom attended the-festivities
which followed the ceremony. There
was an: abundance of wine and' some
of the guests became noisy. Among
these, according, to the statements of
Dopico to the: police, was Varanez. The
groom asserts that- he endeavored to
quiet Varanez, but : that the latter \u2666in
sulted" him and that he was; forced to
defend himself when. Varanez hurled
two bottles at i his head.' Dopico drew
his revolver and fired one shot at his
guest, the bullet entering- Varanez', leg.
Policeman James Connolly heard the
sound of the shot and made an investi
gation, svhlch resulted in Doplco's ar
rest and Varanez being sent to i the
hospital. The wedding party was
broken up and the bride was compelled
to return to her home minus her new
made husband. .
JAPANESE PASTOR TELLS
EFFECT OF CHRISTIANITY
Rev. Dan jo Eb ma Say s . Re I igion
Is Bar to War With
United States;
That the growing belief of the. Japa
nese in -the i bratherhood of., man. as
taught -by Christianity would make a
war between Japan /and the' United
States impossible, was the contention
of' Rev. • Dan jo Eblna,; pastor of .the
Hongo Congregational-church at Tokyo,
In his address. at vthe-Y.'M.-C. A., yes
terday afternoon. Pastor Eblna, \u25a0 who
is known ag the leading. Christian min
ister of Japan, arrived . in San Fran
cisco November 17 and will leave again
for, Japan within. a week. : - ; v
A- large number of Japanese heard
his: address, - the' subject being, '.-"The
Place o? Christianity; in .the ;Mora.l De
velopment 6t\ Japan." Hossaid Chris
tianity was the only stepping stone for
Japan :to reach s the 'level .-of 5 America
and England; ln = the: civilized- worlds
Pastor Eblna spoke yesterday morn
ing at the First Congregational church
on "The ' Religious Struggles of the
Japanese Young Men."; -He ; also spoke
late in; the at the Plymouth
Congregational * churph. i ;
HOXOITULU. 1 SHRIXEBSVCi BANQUET
HONOLULU, > Nov. ; ;i4.---Twenty-hin«
new v members f^vere- -added to \ -the local
Mystic shrink /yesterday.'. The parade
mr the ; afternoon 1 was t a ; striking af
fair, -in which 'George JFilraer of. lslam
temple, San;Franclßco,:; appeared? in -a
carriage? drawn -by : six at
the-^ side.' of .Past 1 : Potentate
of 'Aloha; temple*"' There was * at; royal
banquet at a local 'hotel and the festivi
ties did not » close : until midnljjht.
HENEY PLANS
RESUMPTION Of
WAR ON GRAFT
Prosecutor Issues Statement to
Public Through The Call and
Thanks Friends \u25a0
"Satisfied With Experience," He
Says, "if Citizens Realize How
Criminals Are Organized"
Dr. Beasley Finds His Patient in
"Bully Condition," but He '
;.. Needs Care
Continued from Page 1
The< cotton applications covering 'the
bullet wound In . the right cheek and
the Incision made by the surgeons on
the left side; of the neck^were the only,
evidences 'of the attempt to kill the
chief prosecutor..
Heney. turned his head and showed
me where the bullet had entered.
"Dr. Beasley la mighty proud; of that
scar and those powder marks," he said.
"They picked most of the powder out
of my face though while they had me
under that blamed anesthetic.
"I walked Into the bathroom this
morning," he continued, "and since then
they gave me a shave and brushed my
hair, so I feel fine/
President's Message Read
"Have you rea^ President Roosevelts
message yet?" I asked him.
"You bet 1 have, and It was a good
one, too," he replied. "He knows what
we have been fighting here. The presi
dent does not use any soft words In
dealing with criminals. If -all honest
citizens would follow his example we
would soon win the fight."
His utterances were clear and firm,
although a .slight hesitation was no
ticeable. Having /been-, warned that- I
could not stay, more than- a minute or
two I sot up, to' go, but he motioned
me- to. sit -down.' again.
"l'm all , right. . . Sonic one told jme
that it had been reported! that -'I .would
lose my speech." I guess when If get
bnek into court, again Henry Ach twill
any it's -no- use: puncturing -one of my
jaws to stop me.
"The 'doctors: told tne-It wan a close
call, and that It was lucky for me I
was smiling, so that the space behind
the Jawbone . was slightly opened. ' I
guess i I'll keep smiling all the time
hereafter. ' You know when I was shot
I. had. only! got 'back. ln the courtroom
and been sitting down for. less than a
minute. I felt something .hit me and
thought 'JL had been struck with a club.
I got to.'uiy feet all right, -but then
everything began to whirl, and I guess
I fell.
Attack Was Not Foreseen" •
"Involuntarily I had' placed my hand
to my head and felt the' blood spurt
out. It never occurred to me that -I
had been shot until some one told me,
because the courtroom was the last
place I ever expected to be attacked
In. It was an awful crash; you ought
to have felt It."
Mrs. Heney smoothed the pillow un
der his. head, and remarked:
.-.--. "I "felt encouraged two days ago,
when he .objected to the coffee," and I
had to send home for his own coffee
pot."
Turning his head he smiled at the
devoted, woman, who has been away
from his bedside, for. only an hour or
two at a time in 10 days.
At different times Heney had started
to say something about the subject
which is ever uppermost In his mind—
the graft prosecution. Every, time the
attempt was adroitly turned aside by
Mrs. Heney, who was afraid. he ; would
get excited. Finally, bowever,"he could
stand restraint no longer. . ; \.f~
:; "I'll', be back' In court pretty soon,"
he said, with theold snap in his •eyes
arid the contraction > of ., the lips which
Ruef and his associates .look upon as
harbingers of. an excoriation. ' •'••,'
Lesson for Honest Men
"It has been a tough experience, hut
If the honest and decent citizens have
only been convinced .that the prose
cution Is flprMlnK a gang of the craft
iest," most desperate and most unscru
pulous criminals, I am .-willing, to : let
the entire afTalr go down as a part of
what I should expect." - , ;;
I told him of the excitement that
reigned in the city when the 'bulletins
announced that he was. dying.
"Well lam not ' dead yet, .and I am
not going to die for a long time. The
way my friends have come out, thongh,
according to the "i little bit of news
they. give- me here, makes me. feel fine."
I never knew I bad so .many, and. It
was particularly .; gratifying to learn
that those who : have, always < stood -l by
me did not, even In the , exdtemenf, at
tempt to punish my : assailant,' except
In; accordance with the law. .Above "all
things letVus abide by the. law, which
we.. are attempting to, and will, make
the indicted criminals respect."
Further discussion of : tho-prosecu
tion, it was apparent, would excite him
grea.tly.-and Tasked for tho statement
which Ben Heney had taken ; at his
dictation. . \u25a0 ' -
Signature Put on Article
"That's not very strong. , You know,
I am not quite In fighting- trim < yet;
and they will not let me get excited,"
answered Heney. * •
VDo you think you are able to sign
this, ; Frank?" asked his brother
anxiously. ", . . : - - - : : ; .
"Certainly^ Let me have It here," he
replied. ;. : ' : *' '"''''\u25a0' -';>r r "
The statement was placed on" the arm
of his chair, and; a' pen; handed to him.
Itiwas noticeable that his 'hand shook
and that . he wrote r slbwly. 'Finishing
the last letterhe \u25a0 said: .- . :\u25a0 ".; -
: "Does thqt ; look • all right, Ben f"
. He was v assured ; that *it "did, and i of
this , fact the \ readers of .the ; Call , can
determine^ for \u25a0 themselves, ; for * 1 1 ; is -the
actual- signature i that la reproduced
with this article. .: ; : :' ;
<»Wel! lam glad I you came," he i said,
"and you" tell tHornlck"' and ' Simpson
that I'll: be ! back In the firing line in
a! week."- :"'•--. .-*\u25a0 ; \u25a0:' \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0:---/--'\u25a0\u25a0'.'>\u25a0'\u25a0
SIVNo you will not," Interposed ; Mrs.
Heney.'' /. .'. . " "•'••\u25a0."\u25a0 "'.. ,.'].- '\u25a0 i ,"\. .:.\u25a0'*\u25a0',.\u25a0_\u25a0'
"Well I am going ito try, anyhow."
';-•' I 'shook 'hands ;and^left-the;; room-; In
the ; company | of JB«n' Heney." r \u25a0 As • soon
as I we : , reached Uhe ' corridor* I; ; trIe«J ;to
express my f admiration of the J wonder
ful display 'of courage : and: determlna^'
tion which \u25a0I • had : witnessed; \ but could
not'flnd where; to start - •' \u25a0' •/*'\u25a0
Determined to FightlQraft
: :TheVcalni 'determination. of. this. man;
whose - life v - the: surgeons ".^despaired? of
eaying » only, a , f ew _'. days ; ago/ to* carry
The Voice of Labor on
"The Crisis of the Day"
Facsimile
! of the
Editorial
Heading
of the
Labor
Clarion
and
J It' would 111, become a paper- inter.-,
\u25a0 ested In the questions of moment to
pass over the existing situation iv
the^cityof^San Francisco. The or-
I Sanized' workers: of , any community.
•aiu concerned in all that pertains to
the welfare'of the people generally,
. and when circumstances- cause a.
deep;impression or agitate civic life
;it is well to pause and take stock.
> - Last. Friday afternoon an. attempt
'.was;' made 7. to./ murder Francis J.
Heney, riot he is Heney. but
because he stoqdr— and stands — tor a
well defined policy >in the prosecu
tion of men charged with crime.". It
ls-pQSsible that' the individual -who
fired the shot did so of his own voli
tion: it is not 'our ; purpose to take
up that theme*of discussion. \u25a0
Every man and woman with a r«3
. gard for that which is right.and not
wholly blinded by prejudice or* con
fused by statements that havo ap
peared around >the so called "graft
prosecution," will join the Labor
Clarion in congratulating the" city
that, its assistant, district attorney
.marvelously escaped J an \u25a0 untimely
' death, and, seemingly, Is on the road
to recovery. ',\u25a0 .
It Is Mie.duty of every citizen to
carefully consider his connection
with the prosecution of those charged
with-erime. ~i Is It to be desired that
the law-shall be arrested -be.-ause Of
the combined power of wealth . and.
Influence, or, because of personal dis
likes or innate prejudices, , or should
there be an insistence that the petty
delays and the obstruction tactics
foreign to all-sense of ju9tiye-.be.
eliminated from -court 'proceedings
and. each man indicted speedily ar
raigned and tried before a jury of
hlspeers?; — .• ;^;;
. " It is a reflection on common sense
to hear men say. that the priceless
heritage of the unborn—- the valuable
franchises, the use of our streets,
gained through the illegal use of
money— -should be exempt from re
covery, or those who have violate.l
th« law from punishment because
'.'lt's hurting business." . Such an
"argument"- is a. premium for the
wrongdoer, "an-^unwarranted' asser
tion, a travesty on "business."
The, "graft; prosecution" from Its
Inception; has 'had with
some men allied, unfortunately, with
on the greatest fight in history against
civic corruption inspires one who hears
him' with a boundless admiration for
the man and a hatred of those who
have attempted almost every crime,
punishable under the statutes. Fear
is a feeling that Francis J. Heney has
never experienced. His hatred of dis
honesty and corruption seems un
bounded.
Knowing these things, one gets some
idea of the- force which has impelled
the greatest of prosecutors to sacrifice
everything for the sake of right and
justice. In him can be* seen the deter
mination,, not only to fight the battle
of the people without hope' of reward,
except In the knowledge of work well
done, but to do this even at the cost of
his life. It was plain to me as I lis
tened to his words yesterday that he
intends to take up the prosecution
more determinedly than ever to place in
the penitentiary: those'men who have
made tho name of San Francisco a by
word in the nation.
An Attack Was Expected
I -know personally that Heney ex
pected to'be attacked: Two weeks prior
to the day on which he was shot I rode
with him in his automdbile. and during
the conversation remarked that he "had
the grafters on the run."
"Yes, and we will keep them on the
run,". ; he replied, "unless they get a
shot at me when I am not looking."
He laughed as he made the remark,
but In' view of subsequent events it
seems as if he had a premonition.
The seriousness of the wound which
Heney received can best be described in
the'words of Dr. Beasley. who has at
tended 'the patient unceasingly since
he was shot.
' "He is in" bully condition," remarked
the surgeon yesterday aa we were,
leaving .the hospital, "and it is all due
to ihis. wonderful determination and re
cuperative power. ...That' Haas' bullet
did notend Heney's life is, without ex
ception, one of the "most remarkable
accidents I have ever witnessed in my
medical; career. That he , is now able
to sit up and'has full possession of all
his faculties Is another.
Wound Very Dangerous
; '..:.; "The rapidity with which Heney has
rdfcovetfed would lead : - any. one -to be
lieve that -the wound was superficial.
Contrary to this,. It was most danger
ous,";!- extending as it ." did directly
through his head, and missing by. only
the \u25a0 slightest fraction :of an inch ; im
portant veins and arteries, the sever
ing of :any7one .of which would have
ended his life. "
, "'.'Although we all consider. Mr. Heney
out ,of - danger now, he- must have the
utmost care and attention. v. His -ap
parent; vigor, ; while encouraging and
admirable, does not by any. means in
dicate' that: , the. serious stage has
passed. \u25a0• He will be attended constantly
for some time to come."-.
PLACER COUNTY SUNDA V
SCHOOIsTEACERS PLEDGE
FAITH IN PROSECUTION
: The i following resolutions; were. passed
by ; the. Placer Sunday "school associa
tion, in "session at Roseville,' Novem
ber 19,^1908: • :.
'-\u25a0\u25a0' Whereas,, the- world . stands' ap
' palled 'ian4U : the .whole nation .is',
watching ?; with patriotic concern -.
r th*) sllfe and 1 death \u25a0 strugele now .
going :on=, in -San Francraco ' be
tween > the .. forces -'- of Agreed and : \u25a0
graft i and and l Jus
: tice.itherefore.it Is ,»
v .Resolved, that this .Placer county. "
-'Sunday ( school v association?, places '
:. \u25a0-.- Itself on : record as in full sympathy '".
wlthCithe ; vigorous .^prosecution of
thercnemles;of jclvlo \u25a0 rlghteousnens,
;-'*and 'stands ; ready to support .the
s'-I Lea Sue; of Justice i in: insisting t upon '
a ;prompt- and swift .execution of
•: Justice *. V..V \u25a0.. :'\u25a0'.'- \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0."\u25a0.-;.\u25a0\u25a0 •\u25a0 \'-r: :-..\u25a0: \u25a0 _;' -_• \u25a0 ;
. : Resolved, 'that -our sympathy- is -
-, bereßy t extended •to Assistant Dis- " ;
Editorial
from that
paper on
the Crisis
of the
Day
-
the labor movement. A crafty boss
collected a coterie of dull wits to do
his bidding. They succumbed to the
fascination of gold. Today they
stand forth discredited. For the I
first- time in American history the
bribers are facing the penitentiary.
It has long been the custom to in
carcerate ; the I aldermen or super
vigors and allow the owners of pub
lic utilities to walk the streets un
narmed to continue their nefarious
practices on the next selection of
officials. In other words, an attempt
is being made' to cut down to tho
root in lieu of chopping off a few
branches from the tree of civic cor
ruption. Men • who have searchel
for the truth with open minds have
had other reasons presented for the
presence of the Immunity contract,
reasons that clearly show the Im
poEsibillty of convicting any one
under the plan adopted by the bood
ling supervisors.^
Now that a pistol shot has dis
persed the cloud of apathy, and a
good deal .of prejudice freely-be
stowed on those on the firing line,
we can_well afford to stand with
those who ask for the cleansing of
the. city. To the credit of several
labor bodies around the bay of San
Francisco, be it said, we have' had a
clear expression of their views of
present day needs. They ask for
enforcement of the law. They de
plore the assault on an officer of thj
municipality, and the resolutions
adopted breathe the doctrine, of good
citizenship.
An attempt has been made In thl3
article to avoid personalities. It is
our wish to emphasize the need of.
regeneration and- to avoid passing
on the guilt of any man until ho
has had a fair trial. There are some
things, however, on which we should
all be agreed, after, allowing" for dif
ferences of opinion about nonessen
tlals. . One is equality "before; tha
law. Another is the. completion of
the processes to determine guilt or
innocence, wlthout-a maze of tech
nicalities ; intervening for the sol»
purpose of clogging the wheels of
justice. /Still * another is the im
portance of considering 1 events for
ourselves,- guided by. reason and
avoiding the counsel based on "ulte
rior motives. \u0084 • . ,_ _ :;i.
trJet Attorney Francis J. Heney In
h '» physical suffering, and we pray
that his recovery may be rapid and
complete.
PASO ROBLES CITIZENS
PLEDGED TO BOYCOTT
"HIGHER UPS' " ORGANS
The following resolutions were
adopted at a mass meeting: of citizens
of Paso Robles:
Whereas, Francis J. Heney, our
brave and noble leader in the bat
tle against civic corruption, has
fallen by the hand of a would be
- assassin f
Resolved, that the citizens of
. Paso Robles and surrounding coun
try express their de-ep sorrow at
this calamity, and extend -to Mr.
, Heney and those near and dear to
him their heartfelt sympathy and
an earnest hope for his speedy- re
covery. * .
Resolved further, that we con
demn the Examiner, Chronicle.
Globe and other papers which by
Innuendos; distortion of facts, lies,
abuse, slander and ridicule have
done their utmost to hinder the
work that Mr. Heney and his asso
ciates have been carrying on; and
it Is the sense of this meeting that
every loyal citizen shall cease to
patronize these papers in any way;
and realizing that graft and po
litical corruption have their raml
-flcations in every community In
this state, /
Resolved, that we pledge -our
selves to an unceasing warfare
against such forces in whatever
..manner they may appear.
PASO ROBLES GOOD GOVERN
MENT LEAGUE.
C. F. IVERSEN. President.
R. P. ROULAKER, Secretary.
riles Cured In 6 <o I* Day*
Pazo Ointment is jruarnatsed to core anj rasa
of Itchine. Blind. BleediDS or Protruding Pll»«
in oto 14 daj» or money refunded. 00c. •
In Paris there Is a buddhist temple
with 300 members.
If --.PAYS TO TRADE IN THE MISSION
Jl^pSr This 545.00 Range ©0(1
Set up for .... $^ v
|! Has "all the accessories of the hisrh srarte
I t^.^R^-iAS^«V Ranges of today, with Warmin? Closet. Shal-
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—axd o>i>y at-T*"'» $ 3.60 75c
1 6th <*/? £ O Mission
and jMCIi/^^ Streets
LATHAN MAY BE
INDICTED FOR
TAKING BRIBE
Faces Trial on Charge of
Having Left State When
Needed as Witness
Mysterious Influences Fail to
Prevent Prisoner's Return
From the North
Ruef's Ex-Chaaffeur WiU Be
Prosecuted for Offense as
Warning to Others
' Alexander S. Lathan. former chauf
feur for Abraham Ruef, who fled from
this city when wanted as a witness in
the bribery cases against the ex-b033,
is now in the county jail. He was
brought back yesterday morning from
Portland by Detective Charles Goff of
the local force and Charles Oliver of
the staff. of the district attorney^ of
fice. W>
Lathan was first taken to th* c\fy
prison, but later removed to the county
jail. A3 he was brought back on a
bench warrant issued by Judge Law
lor. He Is charged with having ac
cepted a bribe to absent himself from
the state while under subpena from th#
superior court.
Lathan may be indicted by the grand
Jury, which will consider his case when
it meets this week. Should the grand
jury return an indictment a speedy
prosecution will follow. Upon several
occasions witnesses under subpena
have been Induced by mysterious in
fluences to leave the state, and it is
possible that an example will be made
of Lathan. It is also probable that
Ruef and others who are said to have
bribed Lathan to leave the state to
avoid testifying in the Ruef and Ford
trials will be indicted jointly with him.
Detective Goff said yesterday that ha
had trouble in securlns possession of
his prisoner while in Portland. He said
that an attorney named Daniel Murphj
of Salem, Ore., fought against Lathan'*
extradition while he was In the north
ern state, and that another attempt te
prevent extradition was made by John
E. Harper, a San Francisco attorney, in
Sacramento.
So far none of Lathan's mysterious
friends have attempted to secure hl»
release on bail.
AFRICAN M. E. CHURCH
ADOPTS RESOLUTIONS
DENOUNCING GRAFTERS
After his sermon on "The Duties of
the Hour" at the Bethany African IT. E.
church last night Rev. D. R. Jone3 of
fered the following resolutions, which
were unanimously adopted.:
Whereas, our beloVed city has Buffered unen-
Tiabl« notoriety for a lons tlma tiiroajti th*>
shameful conduct in th« past of its municipal
affairs, bribery, extortion and otlwr crimes na»-
Ing entered into a dUbooeat aad corrupt ad-,
ministration: and - .•\u25a0.': \u25a0 I
Whereas, it H the duty of all law abiding |
citizens to uphold at all times the forces oil
law and order and as this la especially trm»
at st:ch a tlm« as thl*. it U the duty of food
citizens t«' stand squtrely for tbe raforcem*nt
of the law In hi£b ami low places; be It, there*
fore
Resolved, that we. the colored citizens of fan
Francisco, assembled in Bethsay African Meth
odist Episcopal churcti, pledge otirsel-res to do
all In our power to avert th» miscarriage of
justice and the triumph of erlt and pl«dg« our
aid. comfort and support to tbe forces that ar<*
endearoring to rai.su the standard of cl*ie
rljnreousnesa in our goi^d dry; and. be it further
Resolve J. that w« express our deep sympathy .
for the fearless, faithful and indomitable hero,
Francis J. Heney. who was struck down at hi*
post of duty, and pra.r for hla speedy recovery
and Ion? life with his belored companion. Mrs.
Heney: and, be it further r
Resolved, that a copy of thes« resolution* be
sent to Mr. Heney. th«> San Francisco Call, the
Western Outlook and ib« Oakland Sunshlsc.
REV. G. A. BERNTHAL
ASKS SUPPORT FOR
GRAFT PROSECUTION
In his sermon delivered yesterday
morning: Rev. O. A, Bernthal. pastor oC
the St. Paulus Evangelical Lutheran
church, urged his congregation to rally
to the suoport of the graft prosecution.
"It Is not my custom to discuss polit
ical Issue 3 from my pulpit," said Mr.
Bernthal. "but ths bullet which one
week ago laid lew one of our most .
faithful public servants was not aimed
at a private person nor at any certain
political party, but at th* very heart
of our government.
"The issue at stake is the sanctity o2
the law and the tight foe elvtc right
eousness against widespread corrup
tion. It is the duty of every patriotic
citizen and God fearlcs Christian to
give by every legitimate means * his
most energetic support to those hon
orable ofScials and servants of our gov
ernment who do not bow their knees
to mammon, but consider their offices
as public trusts and are willing: to shed
their life's blood for the welfare- of
our commonwealth and the security of
every legitimate corporation, institu
tion and law abiding man and woman
of our dear city."
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