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THE COURT ON
Chief Counsel for McNamaras Is
Facing the Law in the
Rapid Progress Made in First
Day's Work of Jury
4° prison early last December after
pleading guilty to dynamiting, Clarence
S. Darrnw of Chicago, their chief coun
sel and one of the most noted criminal
lawyers in the country, was placed on
trial today before Judge George 11.
Hutton of the superior court for the
alleged bribery of George N. Lorkwood,
one of the veniremen in the trial of
James B. McNamara. The charge of
bribing Juror Robert F. Bain will be
Ignored in the present trial.
JIKV SELEt TION RAPID
Rapid progress was made, in the ex
amination of talesmen, and at 3:30
o'clock this afternoon there were 12
men in the jury box who had been
passed tentatively by the defense, after
two had been excused on challenges for
cause by the defense. At the conclusion
of the day's session four of the 12 had
beeu accepted tentatively by the state
and another challenged for cause. The
court will rule on the state's challenge
tomorrow morning. The four men now
subject only to peremptory challenges
are Dr. Francis H. Geer, a retired phy.
atclan; 1,. T. hammers, A. J. Snyder and
A. G. Ritchie. Alfred F. Bryant was the
man challenged by the prosecution be- i
rause of his previously expressed opin- I
ion that the defendant was "too clean a
man to commit the alleged crime.
The 12 men were locked up for the I
night and tomorrow quarters will be
furnished by the county. According to I
District Attorney Fredericks, there is
a possibility that the trial may last
two months; but if the rapid progress
made today in selecting jurors is con
tinued, the taking of evidence may be- '
gin before the end of this week.
Assisting Captain John D. Fredericks
in the prosecution is Assistant District
Attorney Joseph F. Ford, who aided in
the McNamara prosecution, while Par
row Is represented by Attorneys
Rogers and Cyrus B. McNutt As yet
Darrow has taken no part in the exami
nation of the talesmen except to whis
per questions to Rogers, who did all
of the Interrogating for the defense.
CLASHES BETWEEN COUNSEL
There were frequent tilts between op
posing counsel during the day, par
ticularly on questions asked talesmen
touching upon the probable appear
ance for the prosecution of Bert H.
Franklin, the Me.Xamara defense de
tective who pleaded guilty to jury brib
ing and was lined J4.000. the amount
of alleged bribe money said to have
QajSn in his possession.
The generai form of the question put
by Roger* was whether the prospective
juror would heed the probable instruc
tions of the court to view with distrust
the evidence of an informer or accom
plice. Rogers varied this question once
by asking the ra'esman if he would be
influenced by the evidence of an accom. '
pii -c "wanting to send a substitute to
the penitentiary," which aroused a
storm of protest from the prosecution.
>f XV CHARGE "KR4MEIP"
It was indicated by the form of ques
tioning that the nature of the defense
would he an alleged "frameup" against
icago attorney and a conspiracy
by former employes or associates to
syv» themselves from punishment by
testifylng against Darrow.
Of the 12 prospective jurors se
today but two reside in Los Angeles
and Tine are ranchers. Most of them!
are more than 50 years old.
SPECTATORS CROWDED OUT
Although many sought admittance to
Ihe courtroom this morning, only a
score or more spectators were allowed
inside, owing to the limited seating ca
pacity. Excluding the place reserved
for the press there are seats for but 51,
and more than half of these were occu
pied by veniremen.
Mrs. Darrow attended both sessions
today - and was accompanied by Miss
Mar;- Field of San Fran Is
THOUSANDS VISIT VILLA
OF THE OUTLAW CHIEFS
Extermination of French Ban
dits .Meets With Approval
|*ARIS, Kay IS. Thousands of per-
Wtis motored today u> th a suburb of
Nogent to secure mementos
of last nipht's which emled \ n
the death of two automobile bandits.
Garnler and Vallet.
An examination io<iay showed that
the villa was a regular arsenal. Sev
eral cases of bullets and cartridges
were found, while a sort of trench had
been built behind the walls and per
forated with holes, affording the ban
dits an excellent means of defense and
offense. The long duration of the
Is regarded as showing the ineffective
ness of the high explosives tised.
The stern extermination of the out
law chiefs meets with approval every
where In France and now that the
members of the band have been killed
or are behind prison bars the condi
tions which led up to their appearance
DEATH TREADS BOARDS;
AUDIENCE KNOWS IT NOT
Play Folk's Unwritten Law
Obeyed at Winnipeg:
WINNIPEG. Man.. May 15.—Although
Warren Conlan, playing at the Orpheum
theater here, dropped dead on the
late last night, only a few persons in
the audience knew that a tragedy had
occurred. The unwritten law of play
f .Ik that "the show must go on" was
Conlan. who was playing the part of
an aged business man. was sithng in a
curtained office at the rear of the stage.
As the leading lady drew aside the cur
tain at the usual point in the play Con-
Jan toppled from his chair. The other
three players on the stage proceeded
with their lines as if nothing were
wrong and a few minutes later the play
Physicians said that Conlan had died
of heart trouble.
FO>D OF DETECTIVE STORIES?
If on* In which Araene Lupin plays
the detect! ve'm part to protect a heip
le<*« girl from aimaa»inatlon would in
terest you rend "Shadowed by Death,"
b~ Mnnriee I-eßlane, with llluatrntiona
l,v Adrian Hfneherfert in the Seml-
Monthly >lagar.ine Section of The Call
next Sunday, May lit. It is free to
readers of The Call.
Mrs. Perry Netvbcrry, author of "The Toad" rvhich null be presented
under the auspices of the literati.
Literary Colony Accepb "The load";
All WorK Tor Pageant Week
[Seeci'a/ Dispatch to The Call]
CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA. May IS.—
All differences over the acceptance of
the play to be produced during pageant
„week at the Forest theater at Carmel
finally have been adjusted, peace has
settled upon the community recently
troubled by strife between rival au
thors and their friends, and active
preparations are under way for the
summer festival. Carmel has given
evidence of a firm determination to
make its summer plays and pageants
an annual affair and the entire town is
rejoicing in the fact that a happy set
tlement of all difficulties has been
Already the customary spring ac
tivity of preparing for the summer fes
tival has begun. Carpenters are en
gaged in doubling the size of the stage
of the Forest theater, laborers are
hauling stumps and trees and rocks
to form the background of the stage
setting and gardeners are putting out
plants and vines and flowers for the
natural embellishment of the forest
REHEARSALS I NDER WAT
"The Toad." chosen for the play in
the Forest theater, has been cast and
rehearsals have begun. The historical
pageant, in which more than 200 per
sons will participate, is being written,
and all the boys and girls in Carmel
are studying lines and learning ges
tures for the parts which they are to
portray in the dramatization of "Alice
in Wonderland" Moreover, there is
still a movement in favor of a bur
lesque for the last night of pageant
week, in which the other plays and
festivities will be lampooned, and it is
hinted that several playwrights who
failed in the Forest theater drama
competition are combining in the pre
paration of a laughable satire.
"The Toad" is *he work of Mrs.
Perry Newberry, and is her first at
tempt at dramatic writing, although
she has written verse for a number of
years. It is at. ambitious character
portrayal, in which a big soul is to bs
found in the ugly, distorted, misshapen
body of the dwarf from which the play
takes its name. The plot is laid in
Egypt, and the story is worked out in
simple, direct form. It deals with love
and intrigue and reaches several mag
The cast chosen for "The Toad" fol
The Toad Perrjr KSWfcthJ
A»htn'=. who plot, for the crown
John Kenneth Tsi.SU
FOR SICK FATHER
Money Given as Reward for
Honesty Will Send Invalid
to Health Resort
F. Jacketta. the invalid father of
Jerry Jacketta, the ferry newsboy who
''found $2,000 worth of jewels belong
ing to Mrs. Truxtun Real" and re
turned them to their owner, will start
tomorrow on a vacation which is ex
pected to restore his health, as a re
sult of his son's honesty and the bounty
of Mrs. Beale.
Mrs. Beale yesterday rewarded Jerry
with a check for $105, which was pre
sented to him in person. Accompanied
by a policeman. Mrs. Beale visited the
little newsboy at his place of business
in front of the ferry building yester
day and delivered the valuable bit of
paper to him after commending him
for bis integrity.
Jerry's father is a street sweeper in
the employ of the board of public
works, but has been unable to work
for on account of illness.
After receiving the money from her,
Jerry told Mrs. Beale that it would be
used to send his father to a health re
sort, where the doctors say he can be
Jerry's version of finding the small
fortune in jewels was - :
"Us kids played wit' de box all after
noon 'till a tough lookin' guy wanted
me to give it to him. I tought long as
he wanted it it must be wort sumpin'
so I give It to de cop."
Jeriy found the case, which con
tained diamond and pearl ornaments,
lying in the gutter in front of the ferry
building Tuesday afternoon and turned
it over t<> Sergea,nt John Moriarty of
the harbor police station.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1912.
Manetbo the good king of aNaprga
Pasara. younger brother of the kinc
F.rnest C,. Owe
Tleis. seprrss of Anaon, Miss Helen Cooke
linro. Inspector of the walls. . .Joseph w. Hand
Rsncfer, »n intrigant statesman. ..Fren Medig
Moroo. captain of the Fthiopes. ..Fred Rpobdolt
Kaza. Cleis' wtin e maid. ...Mrs. Fthe| Turner
Thctim, captain of the king's guards
_ I>l. J. F.. Beck
Itathor, a priestess of Isis. .Miss Helen Rradner
Kfcalt Mrs. JT. E. Beck
Arhela p r . x M i e Morgan
First guard Ernest Sohwiningpr
Second guard E. H. T-ewis
rtrsi ssusala Bessy r.arouette
Second assassin William Overstreet
First bowman Benjamin Liedig
The historical pageant will include
nearly 50 speaking parts and 150 or
more minor parts in addition to these,
while the comedy of "Alice in Wonder
land also necessitates a large cast.
In this combination of drama, pa
geant and comedy is to be found
nearly every man, woman and child in
CarSseL "Alice in Wonderland" has
been dramatized by Arthur Va>mell.
the artist, and Perry Newberry, and
will be produced hy darnel Holme with
scorsa of children and several adults
on the stage.
Among the well known writers who
are to take leading parts in one or
another of the productions are Helen
Cooke as Oleis in "The Toad," Kath
erine Cooke as Alice in 'Wonderland,"
Maude Lyons as Queen of Hearts, John
Hfllisrd as King of Hearts, l'red
Bechdolt as Moroc in "The Toad,"
John Kennetii Turner as Aahmes.
Alice Ma< Gowan as Ismar, Helen Brad
ner as Hathor, Ethel Turner as Kaza,
Perry Newberry as the Toad, Grant
Wallace as Portola in the historical
pageant and Lowell Hardy as Govern
or Fages. |
What About My Suit?
WHAT about my suit? I start on my vacation
next week and want to wear it. Coat ready for
me to try on tomorrow? That's encouraging. You
will deliver it Saturday, sure? Well, that's fine. Good-by."
You are never disappointed if you keep in touch with
your tailor by telephone. /
Every SBell Telephone is a Long 'Distance Station >^53fev
(fj/l THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE f£i
W' AND TELEGRAPH CO. t3^
BIG DEAL MAY BE
Federal Lawyers Gain a Point in
U. S. Steel Corporation
NEW YORK, May 15— Taking the
testimony of John A. Topping, chair
man of the Republic Iron and Steel
j company, the government lawyers in
the suit to dissolve the United States
! steel corporation under the Sherman
law laid the foundation today of cvi-
I dence by which they hope to prove that
j the absorption of the Tennessee Coal
an-} T ron company in 1907 was illegal.
Thf government contends that to ac
quire the company the corporation took
advanlaare of the financial difficulties in
the banking Crm of Moore & Schley,
the large holders of Tennessee stock,
and that when President Roosevelt was
induced by Judge Gary and H. C. Frick
to approve the transaction because it
was the only way the firm could be
saved and the panic checked, the pres
ident was deceived. v
Topping, who was chairman of the
Tennessee company at the time, gave
testimony setting forth, the value of
the company's properties at Birming
ham. Ala., and what facilities it pos
sessed for the manufacture of steel and
pig iron that would make It a danger
ous competitor of the corporation. He
said that owing to the character of
the ores and the proximity of the fur
naces it could manufacture steel
cheaper than any concern in the coun
try and that it was practically the only
concern equipped to make open hearth
rails, now in general use.
The corporation maintains that ow
ing to high freight rates the company
could not suceessftilly compete in the
Topping was taken through the de
tails of the. transactions leading up to
the acquisition of the Tennessee com
pany, in which he had a share as a
member of the syndicate of financiers,
including John W. Gates, Grant B.
Schley. Earl Ogleby, Leonard C. Hanna
and others. After saying that the
syndicate originally had no intention
of selling the property, the witness
said that Schley had made overtures
for the sale of his holdings to
Cass Ledyard, the lawyer, who finally
negotiated the deal for the corpora
"Did you hear or learn that Judge
Gary, Ledyard, H. C. Frick or the steel
corporation did anything to bring about
the situation that required the sale of
this stock?" asked R. V. Lindebury of
counsel for the defense.
"1 did not," said Topping.
Lindebury made by the witness the
pcint in rebuttal of the government's
contention that the Tennessee's prop
erty was valuable, that the other mem
bers of the syndicate were sufficiently
wealthy to have taken the Schley hold
ings themselves if they had had any
desire to keep the property.
DRY GOODS FIRM ADOPTS
Old Newman & Levinson Em
ployes Made Stock Holders
Newman & Levinson have adopted
the co-operaiive system by admitting
to the corporation its superintendent
and department managers, several of
whom have been employed by the firm
for more than 20 years. The new stock
holders are T. C. Wilson, A. C. Balling
all, IT. J. Maloney, Joseph Friseh, John
A. Beck. G. P. Aurich, George F. Daly,
J. H. Webster and John R. Hynss.
W. .T. Newman has always been an
advocate of the profit sharing: plan and
this reorganization will no doubt lead
to a more extended application of the
1 idea. The new partners are all well
and favorably known.
The Newman &- Levinson store, which '
was founded by W. J. Newman in ISBI,
Is one of the leading dry goods houses
in this city and has for many years en
joyed an enviable reputation for the
rjuality of its merchandise and the com
pleteness of its store service. The in
troduction of old employes into the
management will increase, if possible,
the high standard of efficiency already
MAN 18 BAKED ALIVE - Maiden. Mass.. May
15.—Penned In a trench hj dirt snd stone's
which eared in on him while he snd a fal
low laborer were at work. Daniel Smith, an
employe of a local gas company, was slowly
hsked to death by flaming illuminating gas
Rebel Band Scared
By Box of Candles
San Francisco Man
Balfts Paid on
[Special C orrctponiencc to The Call]
MAZATLAN, Sinaloa, Mex.. May 7.—
J. B. Heymes of San Francisco, owner
and manager of a mine near San
Lorenzo, has to his credit a single
handed defeat of 300 Mexican rebels
under the command of the notorious
revolutionary chieftain. Pilar Quin
teras, who recently was courtmartlaled
and shot to death for having broken
faith in attacking a small band of fed
eral soldiers after giving his word of
honor not to molest them.
Heymes was not molested at his
home at San Lorenzo until three weeks
ago, when, without warning, a band
of 300 rebels under Quinteras visited
his place while the family was at
luncheon. Heymes succeeded in bar
ricading the house before their arrival,
but one of the band was sent to the
door armed with a dynamite bomb.
He demanded all the arms, ammuni
tion and horses in the mine owner's
possession, together with $250 in gold.
FIRST TRICK FAII-S TO WORK
An American flag was flying over
Heymes' residence. Pointing to this.
Heymes told the messenger that he
was the American consul, and that any
harm that befel him would plunge those
attacking him into war with the United
States. The messenger retired, but the
trick worked only long enough for the
man to report to Qulnteras. who then
approached the house in person.
Quinteras repeated the original de
mand and added that he would have
the house dynamited unless his wishes
were complied with on the instant,
A box of candles was standing near
Heymes and he pushed the front door
with his foot so the candles could be
seen by Quinteras and all his men.
"This is dynamite," he said, "and T
am ready to use it. Unless you leave
instantly I will drop the butt of my
rifle into it. rt will kill me as well as
you, but th*.t would be better than
being overrun by cutthroats and
thieves. Now go!" ;
Quinteras looked into the eyes of the
American for a moment and then his
own eyes fell and he ordered his men
to leave. Heymes was not molested
again, but fearing for the safety of his
wife and two sons, he brought them to
Mazatlan last week, and all are safe
on the transport Buford, bound for
San Francisco. Heymes intends to re
turn after his family is settled, for he
does not wish to abandon his mine.
REBEL LEADER EXECUTED
Quinteras was one of the rebel lead
ers who joined in the taking of Culia
can, the capital of Stnaloa. The fed
eral garrison was notified that its 150
men would be unharmed if they evacu
ated within two hours, and they moved
from the city in 30 minutes. Quinteras
did not keep faith, but ordered his 600
men to attack the retreating federals.
General Iturba, In command of the
latter, halted his little band and or
dered a volley fired into the ranks of
the rebels at close range. Thirty of
the pursuers were killed, the advance
was stopped and the federals got away.
It was for this that Quinteras was
courtmartlaled. He was ordered exe
cuted and died with 10 bullet holes
through his body. His death occa
sioned general rejoicing in Sinaloa, for
he was hated and feared.
Federals March on Rebels
AT GENERAL, OROZCO'S HEAD
QUARTERS. JIMINEZ, Mex.. May 15.—
Scouts reported tonight to General
Orozco that the federal forces were
advancing rapidly northward and prob
ably would attack at daybreak.
Rellano is likely to be the scene of
the principal fight, as the insurreetos
have excellent fortifications there. The
rebel vanguard probably will retire to
Rellano, drawing the federals after
Three hundred federals under Gen
eral Sanjlnos were driven from Coyame.
about 130 miles northeast of here, by
250 rebels under Colonel Camboa, ac
cording to reports to General Orozco's
headquarters tonight. The government
forces abandoned two machine guns.
The federal loss during the skirmish
Pilar Quinteras, Mexican rebel
chief, who was shot for breaking
word of honor.
was 14 killed, while Gamboa reported
one of his men killed and one wounded.
Federals Deny Defeat
EL PASO, Tex.. May 15.—Federal of
ficials denied that the skirmish at
Coyame was an insurrecto victory.
They declare the government troops
dislodged the rebels with slight loss.
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Merchant*' lunch 50c. Dinner $1
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ROYAL ARCH RAPS
Wine Growers See Menace to
State Industry in League's
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BAKERSFIELD. May 15.— Chief
features of today's session of the grand
lodge of Royal Arch were the selec
tion of Stockton as the next meeting
place after a sharp contest with Fort
Bragg, the election of officers for the
coming year, an auto trip to Ken
river canyon, 16 miles away, and a
reception to the delegates and their
ladies at the Elks' club tonight. Fol
lowing are the new officers:
Grand valiant commander. J. TTarry
Daley, San Francisco; grand lieutenant
commander, Dick Knabbe. Oakland;
grand treasurer, Colonel Theodore Gier.
Oakland: grand orator. N. Reineeker
Jr., Alameda: Grand Recorder. Frank
G. Roney, San Francisco: grand master
of ceremonies, J. C. Davis. Sonora:
grand captain of the guard, James
Lycke. Sacramento; grand tyler. F. A.
Nuessberger. Napa; grand attorney, C.
W. Pendleton, Los Angeles; hoard of
grand trustees, C. F. Williams. San
Francisco; William Jungblut. San Jose:
E. J. Murray. Sacramento; F. H. Splro.
San Francisco; F. Frey, San Rafael.
General C. F. A. Last. Los Angeles, and
Herman Menken. Santa Barbara.
An address was issued by the grand
lodge through the local press, calling
on commercial bodies for aid in re
sisting the encroachments of the Anti
saloon league, and calling attention to
the products of the farm, orchard and
vineyard consumed and the labor em
ployed by the liquor industries. A para
graph of this address reads:
"The various commercial bodies of
the state, and those individuals favor
ing the unfettered development of the
resources of our great and growing
state, are appealed to to prevent, or at
least to minimize, the effects of the
Antisaloon league and its agitators.
We are all alike interested in the
growth of our state, and In the unre
stricted development of its resources
and the extension of its trade and ex
ports; hence it behooves us all so
interested to join hands in a common
effort against the misguided fanatics
whose agitation has already resulted in
harm to our best interests."
POBTOFFICE ROBBER PLEADS GTTTLTT—
James lx>wis pleaded guilty to robbing the
Tostofflce at Folrin. Sacramento county, yes
terday morning in the United States district
court." He -will be sentenced thin morninit at
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