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ANGERED JUDGE
FORCES BECKER
TRIAL OPENING
Goff Piqued at Persistent Mo
tions for Delay of the
Accused Officer
One Man Chosen for Jury First
Day; Gunmen Mingle With
Throng in Court
not to be permitted to loiter about
the court.
It is said that Mrs. Whitman, wife
of the district attorney. Is in a state
approaching nervous collapse because
of the death threats received by her
husband.
Foes Attend Zelig Rites
NEW YORK. Oct. 7.—"Big Jack"
Zelig, the gunman, was buried today
with all the pomp the eastside could
give. Rival gangs declared a truce to
attend his funeral. His body was borne
to the grave through streets lined three j
and four deep with onlookers, with a i
train numbering thousands as an es- I
cort.
The police were fearful that gang ,
fighters would settle their differences j
at the funeral and have had a guard]
near the body of the gunman ever j
since he was killed Saturday.
Twenty patrolmen and 30 detectives
kept the crowd in the streets moving
today For several hours the body lay
•in state in his flat li:t Broome street,
where hundreds viewed it.
FAIR AND CARNIVAL
AROUSING INTEREST
Women of Burlingame Working
Hard in Preparation
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BURLINGAME, Oct. 7. —Final ar
rangements are being completed for the
street fair and carnival to be held by
the Burlingame Woman's club October
26. The booths, tea gardens, sideshows
and other attractions will be located in
Park road between Burlingame and
Howard avenues, and a request will be
made to the proper officials to have the
thoroughfare closed for the occasion.
Mrs. Nancy Probasco, president of the
club, has made the following appoint
ments of committee chairmen:
Mrs. Frank Pohl, vaudeville; Mrs. C.
J. Robinson, sapper; Mrs. George Gates,
confetti: Mrs. Henry Gervais, Dutch vil
lage; Mrs. Charles Lindecker, candy;
1 A. L. Offield, grab bag; Mrs. J.
Forderer, flower booth: Mrs. Conlon,
popcorn booth; Mrs. John Claussen, Ice
cream; Mrs. Friedman, cornucopia
booth; Mrs. Charles Duebel, carnival
queen.
George W. Gates has consented to
take charge of the African dodger, and
. Harry Pinkham will direct the vaude-
ville entertainment. Pinkham has been
very successful in managing the shows
staged by San Mateo lodge of Elks.
AUTOMOBILE FORGER
ADMITS HIS CRIME
Waives Time for Sentence, but
Case Is Continued
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAX JOSE, Oct. 7.—James H. Rogers,
who is alleged to have confessed to
offenses committed in all parts of the
United States, was arraigned today on
a charge of forgery and pleaded guilty.
Upon the advice of his attorney he
was willing to waive time for sen
tence, but Judge J. E. Richards re
fused to dispose of his case before
Wednesday.
Rogers victimized Roy Thrift, agent
for an automobile rent dealer, with a
cbeck drawn on the Bank of Italy of
San Francisco and purporting to have
been signed by officers of the National
Livestock association. He is said to
have passed similar checks at Santa
Cruz and in this- city.
He represented himself as a buyer
of the association and used Thrift's
machine in making business deals with
stock, men of this county and Santa
Cruz county.
"CALIFORNIA PET" SOON
TO AVIATE, 'TIS SAID
Ways Greased for Big Boost in
Oil Securities
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. Oct. 7.—Brokers con
liiAje to receive large orders for Cali
fornia petroleum, which lias been nick
named "California Pet." Although the
big fellows are persistent in denying
the fact that eventually Mexican pe
troleum (Mexican Pet) and California
petroleum will be merged, that is their
present intention.
When this merger takes place there
will not be a very wide margin be
tween the selling prices of the two
stocks, all of which means that Cali
fornia petroleum is due for a much
r markeL valuation, according to
Wall street experts.
There, is going to be big buying of
California petroleum by large interests.
Those back of California Pet—the In
terests that underwrote the Issue
have enormous buying orders now on
their book?.
ROADHOUSE KEEPER
LOSES HIS LICENSE
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAEL, Oct. 7.—The license of
Frustuck. roadhouse keeper at
-•Fairfax, was revoked by the county
supervisors today at a hearing which
crowded the courtroom.
The charges preferred by District
Attorney Thomas Boyd that Frustuck
had catered to the trade of minors of
both sexes, conducted • disorderly
house and had in several ways vio
lated the ordinance, were proved by the
testimony of a score of witnesses.
The case of Bon F. Dunbar, charged
with similar violations, will be heard
by the supervisors tomorrow.
DENTAL GOLD THIEF
GOES TO SAN QUENTIN
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN JOSE, Oct. 7.—Pressure brought
to bear by the State Dental association
through District Attorney A. M. Free
and the failure of former employers to
recommend probation opened the gates
of San Quentin to Leopold Tritsch, the
dental office gold thief, today. Judge
J. E. Richards denied his plea for
parole and sentenced him to serve 18
months. Tritsch was charged with
having robbed the office of C. B. Little,
a dentist, in Palo Alto.
Gas Bills Reduced
And your gas service taken care of for
a small monthly charge. v,as Con
sumers Association, phone Franklin
717 467 O'Farrell street.—Advt.
PLOT TO WRECK CANAL
McNamatas Conspiracy Charged
Federal Prosecutor Says Purpose Was to
Divert Attention From Los Angeles
ing about the Los Angeles Times disas
ter, and I thought every one was look
ing at me. That's what made me get
off at Salt Lake."
James B. and McManigal then went
hunting in the woods of Wisconsin to
hide.
The next month, at the iron work
ers' convention In St. Louis, Tveitmoe
had a talk with J. J., saying it was all
right on the Pacific coast and they
wanted some "Christmas presents," in
the shape of blowing up the Llewellyn
Iron works, the Baker Iron works and
the Times auxiliary. McManigal re
turned to Indianapolis. John J. told
him of what Tveitmoe had said.
"It will be a great thing while they
are looking for the other fellows to
have eight or ten more of them out
there by somebody they never saw,"
said John J. to McManigal. "No one
knows you, and you can slip in and do
the. jobs. But don't u«e nitroglycerin.
It isn'.t as safe as dynamite and you
don't have to be so careful. Tell the
old man (meaning Tveitmoe) he'll get
his Christmas presents. He told me
that his friend, Mayor McCarthy, con
trols the police force, and we'll be pro
tected."
LETTER TO CL.ANCY
After the Llewellyn Iron works ex
plosion, on December 25, J. J. wrote to
Eugene A. Clancy of San Francisco:
"Tell the old man his Christmas pres
ent has been delivered," and Tveitmoe
wrote a letter to J. J., concluding,
"Trusting Santa Claus will be as gen
erous to you with surprises and pres
ents of the season as he has to us in
the Golden state."
Charges against Clarence E. Dowd,
Rochester, N. V.; Charles Wachmeister,
Detroit; Frank J. Murphy. Detroit;
Willian K. Benson, now of East Gol
way, N. V.; Spurgeon P. .Meadows, In
dianapolis, and Hiram Cline, Muncle,
Ind., involving unions other than the
iron workers, were outlined by the dis
trict attorney. He said that it would
be shewn that they all met In Detroit
in 1911 "to have a wholesale blowing
up," but that J. B. McNamara hesitated
about the jobs, because there were too
many in on the deal. Cline and Mead
! ows were officers of the International
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join
ers and Dowd was a national organizer
of the International Association of Ma
chinists.
DETECTIVE IN ALLEGED DEAL
"A detective representing himself as
a member of the sheet metal workers
got into the deal," said Miller. " "How
are you going to blow up these places
—where's the dynamite?' asked the
detective.
"' "Why, we've got it right In town,
brought it here on a train,' answered
Cline.
" 'Do you mean to say you brought
it on a train along with women and
children?'
""Of course; ifs easy and safe.' said
Cline. 'No one will ever know of It.' "
A map of Detroit was prepared, with
five locations marked where explosions
were to take place. McManigal was
sent to do the job and a list was given
to him. McManigal aald. "There are
only four on the list—where's the other
CRUISER ALERT IS
AFTER SMUGGLERS
Continued From Page 1
wharf said later that he thought one of
the men in the launch was hit. The
smugglers, when the firing began, ar
mored themselves in life preservers and
ducked low in the launch, but gave no
signs of any Intention to surrender.
The Hartley gave up the chase and
ran in to the transport wharf, where
lay the army tug Slocum, one of the
speediest vessels on the bay. The cus
toms inspectors asked Captain Ike
Smith of the Slocum to give chase to
the smuggler, but Smith could not go
without orders* and the only man who
could give the orders was not avail
able. The Hartley returned to the
barge office.
At 11 o'clock a. m. the revenue cut
ter Golden Gate, captain Ulke In com
mand, returned to the barge office
and at once started after the Samp-
Fon. Immigration inspector Thomas
Crawford and a squad of armed aids
Were on board. The Golden Gate is
speedy, but once again the fog favored
the smugglers and after proceeding
down the coast for about eight miles'
Captain Ulke decided that further pur
suit was useless.
A few hours before the Sampson
made its escape, the United States
cruiser Alert, with the submarines Fl
and I"2. had passed out of the har
bor. They were bound south. A wire
less message was sent to the Alert ask
ing that the Sampson be captured on
sight. The Alert is mother ship to
the submarines and if Captain Smith,
commander of the Alert, sees any
thing of the smuggler launch and sends'
one of the Alert's fighting pups after
it, the Sampson is going to be cap
tured.
YOSEMITE RISK
PROMPTS INQUIRY
Determined to put a stop to the
risks taken by seafaring men in re
gard to vessels that have been Injured,
John K. Bulger, supervising inspector
of hulls and boilers, yesterday directed
the loral inspectors to ascertain from
Captain Nelson, master of the steam
schooner Yosemite. why he proceeded
on a 600 mile voyage to San Francisco
instead of returning to Astoria, a dis
tance of a few miles when his ressel
was unseaworthy. Bulger was indig
nant when he learned that Captain Nel
son had endangered the lives of 20 pas
sengers by continuing with a leaking
vessel after striking the bar at Grays
Harbor several times, and later being
compelled to transfer his passengers to
the steamer Beaver in midocean by
means of slings and lifeboats.
After reading in the papers yester
day morning of the sensational rescue
by the Beaver Bulger at once started
an investigation*. He Interviewed a
number of passengers who arrived at
this port on the Beaver Sunday morn
ing and found that the situation was
gerious on th e Yosemite. Passengers
really believed the vessel was going to
sink and with difficulty were restrained
from jumping overboard.
Seafaring men stated yesterday that
the fortunate arrival of the Beaver
probably averted a wrecking of the
boat and loss of life, for the Yosemite,
without its rudder, which had been
broken off in striking the bar, was at
the mercy of the sea.
THE S AST FRANCISCO CALL. OOffESDAY, OCTOBER--8, 1912.
Continued from Page 1
place?" J. B. McNamara replied: "We
are to throw a false bomb on the porch
of the home of a member of the Detroit
Merchants' and Manufacturers* asso
ciation." McNamara and McManigal
were on their way to do the job In
April, 1911, when they were arrested.
When court adjourned until tomor
row Miller had spoken for four days,
or a total of 20 hours, and had not
yet completed presenting the govern
ment's side of the case.
Pohlman Appeal Denied
The appeal of H.* W. Pohlman, finan
cial secretary and business agent of
the Seattle local of the International
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers of
America, who was under sentence to
the Los Angeles county jail for refus
ing to produce certain communications
before the federal grand jury in re
gard to the McNamara dynamiting case.
was denied yesterday by the United
States district court. The dismissal
was opposed by Pohlman, because it
leaves him liable to be summoned to
produce at the trials of the accused
structural iron workers at Indianapolis
the same__documents that he refused
to disclose in Los Angeles.
When Pohlman refused to produce
the letter and telegrams received by
him from James J. McNamara on the
ground that they might incriminate
him United States District Judge O.
Wellborne ordered him into custody
until he was willing to produce the
documents. The federal grand jury
was dismissed two days after Judge
Wellborne's order and. for that reason
he can not produce the documents be
fore that body and will not go to jail.
In the meantime the prosecution
wanted the writings as evidence in the
trials at Indianapolis. The rulings of
the United States district court will be
used in compelling him to produce the
documents.
The government was represented by
Special Assistant to the Attorney Gen
eral Oscar Lawler, who made the ar
gument before the court of appeals.
Other cases decided by the court
were the affirming of the judgment of
the lower court in the appeal of the
Physlcfeanß* Defense company. In
corporated; against E. C. Cooper; in
regard to insurance commissions; the
Premo Specialty Manufacturing com
pany against the Jersey Cream com
pany, In which the judgment of the
lower court was reversed, the suit
being in regard to an unpaid account;
judgment reversed and a new trial
ordered In the appeal of the Caledonian
Insurance company against S. W. Levy,
involving a breach of contract; judg
ment reveraed in the appeal of John
Lucid against the DuPont Powder
company for personal injuries; judg
ment affirmed in the appeal ot W. S.
Brown, as trustee In bankruptcy of
the Central Planing Mill of Oakland,
against W. J. O'Conoell; judgment af
firmed in regard to the flne Imposed
on Ernest Sehraubstadter and Emlle
A. Groeilnger In misbranding cham
pagne: affirmation of the judgment,
against the owners of the schooner
W. H. Talbott for not having sufficient
provisions for the crew, the damages
amounting to $1,029.
POLICEMEN HAVE
NARROW ESCAPE
OAKLAND, Oct. 7.—ln fighting a fire
which started at 1:30 o'clock this morn
ing in a build'ng at Forty-fifth avenue
and East Twelfth street and which
spread with great rapidity and for a
time threatened that entire section. Ser
geant William Brackett and Patrolman
W. F. Habenig of the Melrose district
had a narrow escape from death. They
had entered the burning structure to
save a number of horses In the rear of
the hay and grain store of E. S. Som
mers & Co. They were shut off by the
flames and had to batter down a door,
locked and bolted on the outside, to es
cape with t>ielr lives.
No sooner had the policemen got to a
place of safety than the walls fell in.
More than a score of horses had been
saved through the quick work of Brack
ett and Habenig and two horses, which
could not he rescued, were shot by
Habenig before the two men fought
their way to safety.
The fire originated in the hayloft of
the Sommers store, according to what
can be learned by the police. It was
discovered by W. F. McGowan, a night
watchman in the employ of the Union
Tee company, whose plant also was par
tially destroyed by the blaze. McGowan
says that the fire started in the loft
where 200 tons of hay were stored.
The total loss is placed at $20,000
and was sustained by George Hill,
owner of the building, who places his
loss at $5,000: the Sommer company,
$3,000; the Union Ice company, $3,000;
Frank Brown, wood and coal dealer,
$3,000; the Williamson Shoe company,
$2,000; George Stevenson, adjoining cot
tage, $500.
SAN MATEO OPENS
BOND CAMPAIGN
SAN MATEO, Oct. 7.—No time was
lost by the new executive committee in
getting In action on a plan of cam
paign for the good roads bonds, at its
initial meeting here yesterday, and
with this body but one day old, every
member has Ueen assigned duties that
will make him an active factor in the
work expected to carry the bonds by a
great majority.
Judge E. E. Cunningham and E. K.
Fullerton, members from South San
Francisco and San Mateo, respectively,
discussed the subject of campaign mat
ter on the great advantage of good
roads to the farmer because of the
reduced cost of hauling by motor
truck, and Doctor Morgan of Half
Moon bay recalled the loss to arti
choke farmers In his section which
resulted from a washout and tem
porary suspension -of traffic on the
Ocean Shore railroad two years ago.
The voters will also be told what
the automobile means to the peninsula
as a residence community and the
logical place to which San Francisco
must go for her fine houses away from
the din of city traffic, yet close to
business on a single car without trans
fers or annoyance.
Another meeting will be held Sat
urday.
Quick Lunch en El Capitan.
me iwuvneui rauise na.s installed
lunch counter service on the steamer
El Capitan. plying between Vallejo
Junction and North Vallejo. Passengers
via this route can now obtain luncheon
while crossing the bay.—Advt,
STEEL TRUST
BACK OF T. R.,
SAYS WILSON
Declares Industrial Commission
Would Enable Corporation
to Control Country
DENVER, Oct. 7. —"Is there a new
deair* asked Governor Woodrow Wil
■on in his speeches throughout Colo- j
rado today when he charged that the ,
United States Steel corporation and
other combination* of capital were
seeking to control the government by
proposing that monopolies and trusts
should be regulated by an Industrial
commission.
"The old method was campaign con- :
tributions; the new method is legal
ized monopoly," said the governor as
he directed his attack on the interests,
which, he said, were backing the pro
| gram of the progressive party. The
I governor drew attention to the senate
i investigation by the Clapp committee
(and said the debate there was centered
on which of the "certain privileged
) groups" had been "more intimate with
the two candidates of the republican
and progressive parties."
RECEPTION ENTHUSIASTIC
The governor was given a salute of
19 guns when he reached Denver from
Pueblo and Colorado Springs, where he
spoke during the day. His reception
was enthusiastic everywhere.
Referring to the preconventlon cam
paigns of President Taft and forme*r
President Roosevelt, the governor said
there was "crimination and recrimina
tion in their debate."
"All the while," declared the gover
nor in his Colorado Springs speech. "I
was trying to formulate in my mind
just what It was they were debating
. with one another, and as nearly as I
could make it out it was this: Which
of the two had been the more Impli
cated in the things which had discred
ited the republican party, and then I
asked myself what was it that had dis
credited, or, at any rate, threatened
to discredit, the great party which has
so long governed .this country* and it
was perfectly obvious, upon analysis,
that these gentlemen were debating
which of them had been the more sub
ject to these influences, which we are
now aware have created most of the
complications which we wish to correct
In our economic development.
SENATE INVESTIGATION
"The men. who have prompted the great
combinations of capital, and the wide
spread understandings among those
who are conducting the industry of
this country, which have dominated,
not only our business but our politics,
are the men whose connections with
the two candidates are being most de
bated. They are being debated yet in
the investigation which is going on
under the chairmanship of Mr. Clapp
of the senate committee in Washington.
All of the connection which the gentle
men have had with the privileged in
terests, which have dominated the de
velopment of America; that is the
point. So, that underneath lies this
feeling, that certain privileged groups
have dominated the . government of
America, otherwise why should they be
arguing which had the more intimate
connection with the'system.
"INTERLACED DIRECTORATES'*
"For these gentlemen are not dis
connected with one another. They are
connected with various branches of the
prlTileged classes in this country, and
they are so interlaced In the director
ates of banks and railroads and mining
companies and manufacturing enter
prises and commercial houses, that they
constitute a single controlling body.
There are some men among them who
are members of at least 60 boards of
directors of the most Important under
takings in the country, and the gen
tlemen, about 30, I believe, who con
stitute the directors of the United
States Steel corporation are so con
nected, by being presidents or vice
presidents or directors in the railroad
corporations of this country, that they
control 55 per cent of the railways of
tho United States.
NOT IMPEACHING MOTIVES
"These are the gentlemen who are
now backing the program of the leader
of the third party. Mark you, I am not
impeaching their motives. I do not con
sider It my privilege to look into men's
hearts and ask why they are doing these
things. These gentlemen may intend to
do the United States no disservice, but
my point is that they are not intending
to change In the least essential particu
lar the system of control which has al
ready been established, but are seeking
to establish it by a new method. The
old method was campaign contrlbut'on**;
the new method Is legalized monopoly
and the superintendence by the govern
ment of the very processes by which
they have established their predomin
ance over us.
"I was saying to some of my news
paper companions a little while ago
that If T were a cartoonist I would draw
a picture of the biggest monopolies of
the United States, drawn up In line and
In front Mr. Roosevelt trying to lead
them in a hallelujah choru"s.
TRUST BACK OF THIRD PARTY
"It is a very interesting circumstance
that the American Steel corporation Is
behind the third party program as re
gards the regulation of the trusts. Now
I don't want to say that to prejudice
you, because I am not here to indict
anybody. I am perfectly ready to admit
that the officers of the United States
Steel corporation think that is the best
thing for the United States. My point is,
that these gentlemen have grown up in
the atmosphere of the things that they
themselves have created and which the
law of the United States has so far at
tempted to destroy. And they now want
a government which will perpetuate
these things they have created.
'"The humanitarian part of the third
party's program Is a sort of chorus
which Mr. Roosevelt Is trying to teach
the trusts to sing, because the funda
mental part of the program is that the
trusts shall be recognized as a per
manent part of our economic order and
that the government shall try to make
those trusts the ministers, the instru
ments, through which the life of this
country shall be developed on its indus
trial side."
Colonel Asks for Proof
ALBANY, N. V., Oct. 7.—Colonel
Roosevelt called on Governor Wilson
tonight, either to prove or retract his
statement today in Pueblo that the
United States Steel corporation "is be
hind the third party program in* re- ]
gard to regulation of the trusts."
"As far as I know," said Colonel
Roosevelt, "the statement has not the
slightest foundation in fact. Mr.
Wilson has no business to make such
a statement .unless he has the proof,
and if he has any .proof I demand that
he make it public immediately. If he
has not, let him retract his statement
as the only manly and honorable thing
to do.
"As far as I know, the only big man
connected with either the steel cor
poration or the harvester trust who is
supporting me is Mr. Perkins. As far
as I know, all the others in both the
steel corporation and the harvester
trust are supporting either Mr. Taft or
Mr. Wilson." i
CRANE DIVIDED MONEY
La Follette or Wilson Suited Him
Taft Managers Spent Large Sum in New York
To Prevent Roosevelt Corruption
Co»*tf»*Bed from Bwge 1
the committee. In a dignified and posi
tive manner he- told an interesting
story of the campaign for national
delegates In New York county, where
he acted as treasurer of the county
committee. He was a Taft partisan
and worked for Taft delegates.
Mills said that from the Taft view
point a cleaner primary never had been
held anywhere. He said that approxi
mately $24,000 had been spent by the
president's friends in the primary
fight and that quite a goodly part of
the fund was spent in fighting fraud
and corruption through a detective
agency. •
WITNESS DETAILS FRAUD
It was on the subject of fraud that:
i young Mills detailed to the commit- |
! tee the length to which the Roosevelt |
j managers went in their effort to win j
! Taft workers and district captains i
away from the president, and in some
instances succeeded. All- this time,
Mills said, they were shouting fraud
charges from the housetops.
Hooker, In his testimony last Week,
said that 30.000 Roosevelt voters had
not been counted at the primary. This
Mills declared to be false and .produced
proof to sustain his contention. Mills
charged irregularities in various dis
trlcts and he painted such graphic pic
tures of conditions on primary election
day last March that Senator-Pomerene
asked him if he had not called the at
tention of District Attorney Whitman
to the facts. The witness said he be
lieved the prosecuting attorney knew
of the tactics of the Roosevelt people.
HEELERS JPAPTURE PRECINCT
In one precinct where the Roosevelt
managers were shouting fraud, before
the voting took place, Mills said, Presi
dent Taft had not received a single
vote. He told the committee of the
unusual way in which they were cast.
Strange as it may seem. Mills stated,
the voters appeared to have come to
the polls in alphabetical order and to
have voted in that order. He doubted,
even with the best arrangements, if
such a feat could be performed. There
was only one construction that could
be put on such a proceeding, he said—
fraud.
As a result of Mills' testimony, the
committee may decide to call other
witnesses, especially Roosevelt work
ers, from other sections of the state.
LA FOLLETTB'S EXPENSES
An account of the receipts and ex
penses of Senator La Follette's cam
paign for the republican presidential
nomination was filed with the commit
tee today, showing the senator col
lected $63,969.56 and spent $63,961.56.
Charles R. Crane, as the largest con
tributor, is credited with $23,000 given
in several installments, extending over
the period from December 14, 1-911, to
June 17, 1912. Gifford Pinchot, Amos
Pinchot and Representative William
Kent of California each contributed
$10,000. Alfred S. Baker gav e $2,000,
Rudolph Spreekels $3,000. William
Flynn of Pennsylvania $1,000 and Sen
ator Da Follette himself, $1,500.
The account contain* entries of two
loans, one of $1,000 by Medill McCor
mick and one of $500 by Senator Gronna.
of North Dakota. Both were marked
"repaid." The accounts show $10,
--812.03 was paid for the Washington
headquarters and th** Chicago head
quarters spent $10,450. La Follette's
expenses at the republican national
convention were $1,558.13. and the pro
gressive conference held in Chicago
last October cost the La Follette mana
j gers $638.75.
Charles R. Crane of Chicago told the
committee today that he gave nearly
$27,000 to Senator La Follette's cam-
I paign and $10,000 to Governor Wilson's.
ROOSEVELT'S FOREIGN "GRAFT**
Louis N. Hammerling, president of
the Association of Foreign Newspapers,
testified concerning an advertising con
tract of $5,500 by the Roosevelt man
agers, covering advertising In 30 for
eign newspapers for "Roosevelt dele
gates" in the. New York primary fight. I
John J. Hannan. secretary of Senator
La Follette, referring to E. H. Hooker's
statement that Crane had given $70,000
to the La Follette fund, said the only
amount he knew of Crane giving that
centered In the account presented, was
$3,184.40, included in the statement of
the Chicago bureau and given to make
up a deficit. There were funds, he:
said, In states with which he had noth- :
ing to do.
He mentioned H. N. Tucker. Court
ney, N. P.; Alfred L Baker, Huron, S.
i D.. and Thomas McCuster, Portland,
Ore., as being among those who could
account for expenditures not reported j
to the national headquarters.
The expenses of the California cam- j
paign." said the witness, "were borne
largely by Rudolph Spreckels. who
mad* no accounting to me."
Senator Pomerene called attention to
the statement by Hooker that Crane
had "up to a certain date given $70,000
to th« La Follette campaign."
"There was no such amount contrib
uted." said Hannan. He mentioned
"personal contributions" made to Sen
ator La Follette, one of $2,500 by
Spreckels.
CRANE ACCOUNTS FOR MONEY
Charles H. Crane testified he gave
$26,684.40 to Senator La Follette's cam
paign and $10,000 to Governor Wood
row Wilson's fund before the Baltimore
convention.
"Are these all the contributions you
made either to Senator La Follette or
Governor Wilson?" asked Senator
Clapp.
"Yes, sir. all."
He said he gave the $10,000 for Gov
ernor Wilson to William F. McCombs,
his manager, in two installments, March
28 and April 30, 1912. He denied hav
ing told Hooker he had contributed
$70,000 to each,
"L just wanted to have one progress
ive succeed." said Crane, "I didn't care
which one It wasj"
Crane said he had been attacked
How The Body Kills Germs.
Germs that get into the body ere killed in two ways—by the white corpuscles
of the blood, and by • germ-killing substance that is in the blood. Just what this
substance is, we do not know. The blood of a healthy person always has some
germ-killing substance in it to ward off the attack of disease. The fountain head
of life is the stomach. A man who has a weak and impaired stomach and who
does not properly digest his food will soon find that his blood has become weak
and impoverished, and that his whole body is improperly and insufficiently nour
ished. To put the body in healthy condition, to feed the system on rich, red blood
and throw out the poisons from the body, nothin. in the past forty years has
excelled Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery, a pure
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seal and Oregon grape root, stone root, mandrake and
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"My husband was a sufferer from stomach trouble and
Impure blood." writes Mb*. Jakes H. Mabtw, of Frank
fort, Ky. "He had a sore on his face that would form a
scab which would dry and drop off In about a month, then
another would immediately form. It continued this way
for a lons time, He tried every remedy that any one would
suggest bnt found no relief. He then tried Dr. Pierces
Golden Medical Discovery which completely cured him. He
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Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets regulate and invigorate
J. H. If-nw. See. stomach, liver and bowels. Sugar-coated, tiny granules.
"throughout the west during the
campaign "as head of the bathtub
trust." He said he had no connection
with the organization.
"I could very well support both Wil
son and La Follette, as both men are
progressive," said Crane. "That I was
contributing to both funds was known
to the managers of the two campaigns.
I made no secret of the fact."
MORGAN SOLICITED OVER PHONE
When Charles Edward Russell, social
ist candidate for frovernor of New York,
took the stand. Chairman Clapp read to
him a report of one of his speeches in a
New York paper, describing an alleged
telephone conversation between J. P
j Morgan and the White House during the
1904 campaign, in which Morgan was
! asked for a $100,000 contribution to the
I republican campaign fund. The pub
lished report said Wayne MacVeagh,
former attorney general, was a witness
to the conversation*
Russell said the story came to him
in 1.9.10 from Judson C. Welliver, a
magawlne writer, who told him he had
the story from MacVeagh.
Welliver, working at the reporters'
table, was called to the stand and said
I MacVeagh had told him of being in
Morgan's private office In October, 1904;
that Morgan had been called to the
telephone and was informed E. H. Har
rlman wished to speak to him. Welli
ver testified MacVeagh told him that
when Morgan returned from the tele-,
phone he said:
"What do you suppose •yiat man in
the White House wants? It seems that
Harriman has gone off down there to
Washington and dined with him, and
now he comes back and says that the
president wants him to raise more cam
paign funds. He has given $50,000, and
now he wants me to give $50,000."
MacVeagh, according to the witness,
told him that Morgan wrote a check
for $50,000, which he sent to Harrlman's
office.
TAFT MONEY IN NEW YORK
Ogden L. Mills produced an account
ing of money paid to him by the Na
tional Taft league for the New York
primaries. He said the largest expen
diture was for detectives to prevent
.fraudulent voting. He said the eastern
branch of the National Taft league, or
ganized by Timothy L. Woodruff, raised
about $24,000 spent In the primary
fight. Mills raised $7,205.
• Mills denied a statement credited to
E. H. Hooker, progressive treasurer at
New York, that "30,000 votes were cast
for Roosevelt delegates in the March
primaries and were not counted."
"The polls were fully manned by \
Rooaevelt watchers," he said, "and Mr.
Roosevelt got as many as "16.000 votes." '[
Two week*? before the primary, he
said, reports were made to him of at
tempts to bribe Taft precinct captains
to deliver votes to Roosevelt, but ne did
not verify any of these.
Mills gave the committee figures and
poll books from precincts In the eighth
assembly district and said investiga
tion of the Roosevelt vote In mpny rtfh
tricts had shown much of it to'have
been fraudulent. In one district, be
said, a man who had his leg amputated
On election day was recorded as having
voted.
FRANK E. MURRAY'S BODY
IS RECOVERED FROM BAY
Passengers on Key Route Train
Sight Floater
OAKLAND, Oct. 7.—The body of Frank
R. Murray, 21 years old, who was lost
overboard off a yawl a week ago yester
day while cruising with Harry McKel
lar, 902 Myrtle street, and Irving Black
well, 4069 Mera street, was found In the
bay today and removed to the morgue.
Passengers on a Key Route train saw
the body floating near one of the Key
Route piers.
Murray and McKellar, whose life also
was lost, were engaged In a friendly
scuffle at the rear of the boat when the
boat was struck by a swell from a pass
ing ferry boat and they were thrown
Into the water. Blackwell, unable to
bring the yawl about, cast loose a small
boat In the hope that his companions
would swim to It. He waited for them
until dark and then reported the trag
edy to the police.
Murray's body was identified by his
parents, who live at 1086 Seventh street.
He was unmarried. •
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WOMAN SEEKS $35,000
DAMAGE FROM RAILWAY
OAKLAND, Oct 7.—Mrs. Ldlah Fow
ler filed suit for $35,000 damages
against the San Francisco-Oakland
Terminal Railways company today.
She said that she slipped on a gang
plank of the ferry boat Claremont
April 26 of this year and was badly
Injured, suffering also nervous shock
and complications. She alleged that
employes of the company were care
less. -Her action was joined with that
of her husband, O. W. Fowler, who
demanded $1,000 for loss of services and
$444 for medical expenses, alleged to
have been Incurred.
ENGINEER DROWNED
WHILE OUT FISHING
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAELs Oct. 7.—Edward Loob
llner, an engineer employed by the
Pacific Gas and Electric company, was
drowned yesterday while fishing from
a rock of the shore of the bay near
Shoe ranch. Loobliner was one of a
party composed of Edward Phitts and
Edwin TJnger, fellow empjoyes. The
p_.rty had separated during the day,
and at the -rtlme appointed to meet
Phitts and Unger found Loobliner's hat
floating near the rock. The body has
not yet been recovered.
CITY'S RIGHTS ARE
IN BALANCE TODAY
Realty Expense in Civic Center
Project Hinges on Rulings
by Judge Sargent
Upon the rulings made today by
Judge B. V. Sargent of Monterey
county, sitting in extra sessions 4 of
the superior court In a condemnation
suit brought by the city against the
Van Ness company to secure a large
realty holding in the civic center tract,
will largely depend the outcome of the
city's efforts to carry out the mag
nificent civic center project at a fair
and reasonable cost.
The case is of vital Importance for
the reason that a number of contested
legal points are involved, upon the
determination of which will be based a
precedent that will affect any future
cases of the same nature that may be
brought by the city. Matters relating
to the admission of evidence and the
weight of expert testimony as to the
values of realty will be involved, as
they were in the recent condemnation
cases brought by the Panama-Pacifio
International Exposition company,
which resulted in sweeping victories
for the latter.
One of the chief points that will be
at issue is whether the city, in exer
cising its right of eminent domain,
must take into consideration what is
termed the "speculative value" of the
property. The contention of the Van
Ness company is that it should receive
an amount equal to what it might se
cure from the property if its possession
were not interfered with by the city,
while the city attorney's office holds
that the property must be taken at its
present value, Irrespective of specu*
latlve possibilities which might otW
might not develop.
The proceeding today Is the first
brought by the city in connection with
the acquisition of civic center lands. It
relates to a piece of property bounded
by Van Ness avenue, Fulton and Grove
streets, with a frontage of 275 feet In
Van Ness avenue. Th e condemnation
suit was made necessary by the great
variance in values between the ap
praisement made on behalf of the city
and the sum demanded by the owners
of the property. This difference was so
great that no compromise price could
be agreed upon.
In the purchase of most of the civic
center property the city has found no
difficulty in reaching an amicable
agreement as to the purchase price.
Careful appraisements have been made
in each instance by expert realty men
employed by the city, and in nearly
every case such appraised valuations
have been accepted as fair by the prop
erty owners.
The largest single holding within the
civic center tract thus far taken over
by the city is the Mechanics' Institute
lot, which was purchased for $700,000.
This price was agreed upon between the
owners and the city attorney's office
without recourse to the courts.
The case for the city will be handled
in court today by Assistant City Attor
neys Jesse Steinhart and Adolphus
Graupner.
HAMLIN GARLAND, NOTED
AUTHOR, ESCAPES DEATH
LA CROSSE, Wis., Oct. 7.—Hamlin
Garland, the author, had a narrow
.escape from death today in the destruc
tion by fire of his home at West
Salem. He was obliged to leap from
a eecond story window to the ground.
A servant girl. Fern Fox. received :
serious burns. The fire was caused by
an explosion of gasoline. Valuable
curios gathered by Garland in all
of the world, besides the house an_f
furniture, were destroyed.
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