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Stenographer Whom Leader
Marked for Death Because
She Knew Too Much
Indianapolis Man Implicates
Eleven Officials of Iron
By Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 20.—Miss Mary
C. Dye, a stenographer, who witnesses
had said, was marked for murder by
James K. McNamara, the Los Angeles
Times, dynamiter, because she worked
for the Iron Workers' union, and
"knew too much," testified at the
"dymanite conspiracy" trial today.
She said she had been followed by
Ives and on one occasion one
of the McNamara brothers had forced
an entrance to her room at a hotel
to search for papers which he desired
Miss Dye identified hundreds of let
ters introduced by the government to
sustain its contention that Frank M.
Ryan, president of the union, and 64
other defendants conspired to trans
port explosives illegally in further
ance of dynamite plots against non
union firms. The letters were written
by John J. McNamara, secretary of the
MCNAMARA DEMANDS PAPER*
The witness testified she quit the
employ of the iron workers before
the Los Angeles explosion, but she
had written many letters which the
government charges were in further
ance of earlier explosions.
•Soon after I left, a boy at the door
of my room at a hotel at midnight
called out he had a telegram." said
Miss Dye, "but when I opened the
door. John ( J. McNamara, much ex
cited, forced himself in. He demanded
certain papers of which I knew noth
ing. Then he searched my baggage
and departed. Tn going over letters
at the office I had seen a letter in
which it was stated that somebody was
going to 'snitch' or give away informa
tion unless money was forthcoming."
The government contends that the
informant referred to was Herbert S.
Hockin, who now is on trial and that
Hockin already had told of the hiding
of nitroglycerin in Rochester, Pa., and
in Muscle, Ind.
DEATH OF WOMAN PLANNED
On his flight back from Los Angeles,
after causing the explosion there,
James B. planned to have Miss Dye put
to death and wanted Frank Eckhoff
of Cincinnati to do it, according to
Eckhoff's testimony. Eckhoff, who tes
tified he had been sent to help the
dynamiter escape, said he refused to
carry out the plot, but. he followed
Miss Dye to Pittsburg, where she went
As typical of the way explosions
were carried on, the government in
troduced the testimony of Albert yon
Spreokelsen, a contractor, who em
ployed nonunion men. Yon Spreokel
sen said shortly before he suffered a
loss' of $17,000 in explosions, Ernest
<;. W, Bassey, John J. McNamara and
Spurgeon P. Meadows of the carpen
ters' union, also a defendant, called on
him. and said, "We'll get you."
October 25, 1909, he said, the central
union exchange, the public library
building, a planing mill and his barn,
in different parts of Indianapolis, were
dynamited at about the same hour.
ELEVEN OFFICIALS ACCUSED
Eleven officials of the International
Association of Bridge and Structural
Iron workers were accused by Patrick
J. Dugan at the trial today of having
been present when blowing up non
union jobs was discussed.
Dugan, former treasurer of a local
union, testified that shortly after a
building in Detroit was dynamited in
June, 1907, the union officials held a
caucus over the election of officers. At
that time the witness said Herbert S.
Hockin announced he had lost his pe
tition on account of having induced
Ortie E. McManigal to blow up the
"Hockin said because of this he
ought to be given a place on the ex
ecutive board," said Dugan. "He said
he was going to make his campaign for
office on the strength of the Detroit
Dugan said President Frank M. Ryan
and 10 other officers were present.
Dugan testified an Indianapolis local
union had destroyed a nonunion job
for $25 and when it was learned the
International union was paying $200
for each job blown up. complaint was
made to J. J. McNamara.
"McNamara replied that people were
learning too much about explosions,"
said Dugan. "He said District Attor
ney Jerome in New York had learned
iron workers' union was behind
the dynamiting jobs in the east and
they would have to be careful.''
TRY TO BIV PAPERS
While J. J. McNamara was in jail
in Los Angeles and before he pleaded
guilty an effort was made by iron
workers in Indianapolis- to buy cer
tain papers, testified Mrs. Mary E.
Carroll. Mrs. Carroll said Fred Sher
man, an iron workers' business agent.
offered her $100 to procure a receipt in
the possession of Dugan. Dugan had
eald the receipt was for $25, paid for
destroying a nonunion job.
Mrs-. Carroll said on the promise of
getting $3 00 for the paper she went to
Dugan's home and attempted to induce
Mrs. Dugan to give it up, but Mrs.
EDWARD MARTIN DEAD
AT THE AGE OF 81
Pioneer Turned First Sod With n Plow
in Pajaro Valley—Arrived in This
City in 1851
SANTA CRUZ. Nov. 20.—Edward Mar
tin, the first man to turn sod in the
Pajaro valley with a. plow, and one of
those chosen to frame a constitution for
California in 1879, is dead at his home
here today, at the age of £1.
Martin arrived at San Francisco in
3SF.I on board one of the strangest craft
ever floated. At Eastport, Me., the
sailing vessel Fanny was sunk, and
Into her scooped out hull was lowered a
smaller steamer, sufficiently powered
for the trip around the Horn, but of
doubtful seaworthiness. Then the
Fanny was raised, the hull of the
steamer chocked firmly in place be-
tween the enveloping ribs of the Fanny,
holes cut for the machinery, and away
For 17 years Martin was postmaster
of Watsonville; for 13 years county
clerk, auditor and recorder for Santa
* Cruz county, and for the hint 15 years
pf liis lite referee in bankruptcy. !
Beautiful Women Pose to Reproduce Art
Famous Paintings Are Shown in Tableaux
Songs Appropriate in
Exquisite living reproductions of
famous paintings made the afternoon
yesterday a most enjoyable one for
members and guests of the Laurel Hall
club, the occasion being the Thanks
giving celebration under the direction
of Mrs. John H. Perine, assisted by her
daughter. Miss Lolita Perlne.
Miss Perine, herself an artist, ar
ranged the pictures most artistically,
omitting no detail of background or
lighting and as marvelous as any other
feature was the fact that everything
went „off with no delay between the
Accompanying each picture was a
song particularly appropriate in senti
ment, many of these being rendered
by Miss Grey Oliver, who possesses
a voice of unusual beauty.
Following the program tea was
served, the hostesses of the afternoon
being Mrs. William B. Cottrel and Mrs.
George W. Wilson.
The accompanists were Miss Lowen
berg and Miss Mabel Kelley, and the
violinist was Mrs. Frank Thomas.
The pictures shown and the accom
panying music were as follows:
"Charlotte Corday," by Charles Mul
ler, posed by Miss Cecile Peek; music,
"The Marseillaise," sung by Mile. Elea
"Titian's Daughter Lavinla," by
Titian, posed by Mrs. Thomas Waters;
music, "Drinking Song," from "Lucre*
tia Borgia," sung by Madame Tojetti.
"Mother and Daughter," by Le Brun,
posed by Mrs. W. F. Rittler and little
Lida Rittler; music, "Berceause," sung
by Miss Grey Oliver.
"Beatrice Cenci." by Guido Reni,
posed by Mrs.-Karl Terry; music, "A
Song to the Virgin," sung by Madame
"The Blessed Damosel." by Rassetti,
posed by Mrs. Rudolph Orden:
music. "Angels' Serenade," sung by
Miss Grey Oliver.
"Countess Spencer." Sir Joshua
Reynolds, posed by Miss Helen Phil
lips; music, "Believe Me of All Those
Endearing Young Crams," sung by
Mrs. Joseph Victor.
"Queen Louise of Prussia." by Eearly
Richter. posed by Miss Else oßemer;
music. "Die Wacht am Rhein," sung by
"Portrait of My oMther," by Whist
ler, posed by Mrs. Edward McClellan;
music, "She Is an Old Fashioned
Mother," sung by Mrs. Thomas Kelley.
"Nydia." by Bordenhauser, posed by
Mrs. W. W. Wymore; music, "If Thou
Wert Blind," sung by Miss Grey Oliver.
"Laohrymae," by Sir Frederick
Leighton, posed by Miss John Tre
vavls; music, "Chopin's Funeral March,"
played by Miss Ix>wenberg.
"Daughter of the Rajah," by Sinl
balde, posed by Mrs. Robert Finn;
music, "Temple Bells," sung by Miss
'Pot of Basil," by John Alexander,
posed by Miss Carmelita Bone; music,
Massenet's "Elegle," sung by Miss Grey
"Delphica Sybilla," by Burne Jones,
posed by Mrs. C. L. Mcdlicott: music,
"Beyond the Pale," sung by Miss Grey
"The. Birth of the American Flag."
Charles Neisberger, posed by Mrs.
Ho?c V. Berry; music. "The Star
Spangled Banner," sung by the entire
FOUR LAWYERS FAIL TO
SAVE GUNMAN ONG GIT
Highbinder of Sue Sing Tong Is Con-
vleted of First Degree Murder
In Salinas Court
SALINAS, Nov. 20.—Ong Git, a gun
man of the Sue Sing tong, was found
guilty of murder in the first degree
here today for the murder of Lee Lung
Kai of the Hop Sing tong. The jury
1 ed the penalty of life imprisonment
for the convicted gunman.
Ong Git Is one of the quartet of
Sue Sing highbinders that operated in
the local oriental quarter last April
when four Hop Sings were killed.
Those arrested as his colleagues are
Yee Yuen, Ho Gim Yo and Chen Bok
Hu, whose trials have been Set for
The convicted Chinese was repre
sented in court by Judge Carroll Cook,
William Hoff Cook and R. Porter Ashe
of San Francisco and C. F. Lacey of
District Attorney F. W. Sargent and
J. A. Bardin of Salinas and James
Handley of San Francisco handled the
prosecution. Judge Sargent presided.
"Wild Bob" Barman Auto Races
At Emeryville racetrack Sunday, No
vember 24th. Take Southern Pacific
boat to Oakland; electric trains run di
rect to the grounds. Races start at
3:06 p. m. See the eight big events.—
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21. 1912.
Minority Report of Commit
tee of Education Loses and
Trade Autonomy Stands
ROCHESTER, N. V., Nov. 20.— After
a debate that lasted all day, members
of the radical wing of the American
Federation of Labor were defeated
nearly two to one In their attempt to
have the federation adopt the principle
of Industrial unionism in place of its
policy of trade autonomy. Two hun
dred and sixty-four delegates voted
against the minority report of the
committee of education, which favored
the principle of industrial unionism,
and 72 voted In its favor.
MINORITY REPORT SMOTHERED
The voting strength of the conven
tion, based on membership in repre
sented bodies, went 10,983 against the
minority report, and 5,929 for it. After
the minority report had been defeated
the majority report In favor of the con
tinuance of trade autonomy was adopt
ed by acclamation.
The vote was the first test of
strength between the radical and con
servative wings, and the number of
votes polled by the radicals was slight
ly under their advance estimates. The
vote of the United Mine Workers
(2,670) and the Western Federation of
Miners (506) was cast solidly for the
minority report. Other groups that
lined up solidly with the radicals were
the bakers and confectioners, iron, steel
and tin workers, printing pressmen,
railway carmen and journeymen.
OLD POLICY CONTINUES
As a result of the adoption of the
njajority report, the federation will
continue, for a year at least, to recog
nize the Independent autonomy of in
ternational and national unions affiliat
ed with It, and wherever Its policy of
trade autonomy seems unsulted to the
industry it will introduce the principle
of Industrial unionism.
Among those who advocated the
minority report were John Mitchell and
Joseph D. Cannon of the Western Fed
eration of Miners. President Gompers
defended the present policy of the fed
ATTORNEY COMES HOME
Garret W. McEnerney Back From a
Three Months' Tour of Europe
Attorney Garret W. McEnerney has
returned from his three months' vaca
tion in Europe and is back at his of
fices in the Flood building, looking
healthy and happy, for the trip, he says,
has benefited him.
"It was merely a trip for rest," he
said, "and I got It."
Accompanied by Mrs. McEnerney, he
left San Francisco August 23 last and
visited London, Paris and some of the
INVINCIBLES NAME OFFICEHS-At the meet
iog of the Invincible Social club Sunday the
following officers were elected: President
Victor J. Spotife; vice president. E. Wllliams :
secretary and treasurer, Albert L. Biber The
meeting was at tha clubhouse. 1717 Noe street.
CONDEMNED MEN MUST
PREPARE FOR CALLOWS
Governor Signs Reprieve and
Says That Hereafter Law
Will Take Course
SACRAMENTO. Nov. 20.—Governor
Hiram W. Johnson today issued a re
prieve to Edward Delehante, negro,
sentenced to be hanged for murdering
a fellow convict in San Quentin prison
several months ago, and when signing
the document which gives the con
demned man two weeks' respite—he
was to have been hanged in Folsom
next Friday—the governor said that
hereafter the law would take its
course In the capital punishment cases
and no reprieve would be extended un
less there was strong reason for such
Unless there are good and sufficient
reasons given between now and Fri
day morning, there will be two execu
tions in San Quentin prison, the con
demned men being Willie Luis and
Willie Luis Is the Chinese who killed
his father's American Chinese wife in
San Luis Obispo in 1910 because she
had taken the place of his mother, who
lives in China.
Szafscar murdered his divorced wife
in San Francisco in May, 1912.
BIRDMAN AND BRIDE IN FLIGHT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2t).—Theodore
G. Ellyson, the navy's crack aviator,
has launched out on a long journey
with a passenger. The passenger,
formerly Miss Helen M. Glenn of New
York and now Mrs. Ellyson, was mar
ried to the airman last Friday, but
the marriage was kept secret until
CURED IN 5 HOURS
New Home-Made Syrup.
From Boston Press.
Progress in medical compounds never
ceases, and now it is stated by a prom
inent medical man that any deep-seated
cough or cold on the lungs can be ac
tually cured In five hours by the clock.
Opium anfi morphine have been re
sorted to In the past, as relief meas
ures. But now it is learned that the
system must be treated to rid It of in
flammation and congestion. A tonic
laxative cough syrup does the work
so quickly and thoroughly as to be al
most magical. What heretofore has
taken weeks to cure can be accom
plished In hours. Get this formula
filled or mix It at home and always
keep it on hand: One-half ounce fluid
wild cherry bark, one ounce compound
essence cardiol and three ounces syrup
white pine compound. Shake the bot
tle and take twenty drops every half
hour for four hours. Then take one
half to one teaspoonful three or four
times a day until the system Is puri
fied and toned up. Give your children
less according to age. One filling will
usually cure a whole family, a» the
dose la small. _ ■
UNFIT FOR CAT
Serious Charges Are Made
at Los Angeles Inquiry
Into Management of
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20.—Serious
charges of mismanagement were made
by John S. McGroarty, the first witness
called in the senatorial investigation
of conditions at the Sawtelle Soldiers
home, which began today.
McGroarty, "who is a newspaper
writer and editor of a magazine, maae
an investigation of the home last
spring and the resolution Introduced
by Senator John D. Works, which re
sulted In the present senatorial action,
was based upon a magazine article
by him. The witness declared that
the management of the home was "un
sympathetic, brutal and overbearing,"
that the food was not fit to eat ana
that the sleeping quarters were "posi
"I saw not a single happy face at
the home the day I there," as
"SECOND HELPING FORBIDDEN*
A meal described by the witness con
sisted of cold soup, "hog and hominy,"
potatoes boiled "in jackets," a chunk
of oleomargarine and coffee without
sugar and milk. After eating the
soup the veterans dumped the other
victuals into their soup bowls because
there were no plates, and no one was
allowed a "second helping," he said.
The cost of meals, said the witness,
was 514 cents a man, and sometimes it
ran as low as 11 cents a man for three
"I couldn't feed my pet cat on- that,"
continued the witness.
"But suppose you had 2,000 cats to
feed—what then?" quizzed Senator
Jones, chairman of the committee.
"Nor 2,000 cats, either," replied Mc-
"COLD AND UNPALATABLE"
"The quality of the food," he con
tinued, "was not. only extremely com
mon, but It was cold and unpalatable."
Describing conditions in the bar
rackslike dormitories, the witness said
that there was no privacy for the vet
erans. From 20 to 50 men were herded
together in each of the barracks upon
little iron cots, upon which were mat
tresses an inch thick and from 15 to
20 years old. Only one bathtub was
provided for each barracks.
Nearly everything connected with the
system of administration was con
demned by McGroarty. He said that
the inmates were compelled to observe
•taps" and go to bed at 9 o'clock. On
one of his visits, he said, the library
was so cold that men went to bed
to keep warm.
LACK OP SUSTAINING FOOD
Tuberculosis patients at the hospital,
continued the witness, were served
eggs and'other sustaining food only at
In reply to a question by Senator
Jones, the witness said that he fa
vored turning over the soldiers' homes
to the war department, and the ex
clusion of veterans having a monthly
pension of more than $30.
D. L. Boefay. a former inmate of the
home, testified that the veterans were
denied the right of petition and that
old soldiers had been dishonorably dis
charged from the home because they
had petitioned for a betterment of con
ditions. He also charged mismanage
ment of the hospital.
The investigation is the first ever
undertaken by a congressional commit
tee of a soldiers' home. Pending the
investigation, Inspector General James
E. Miller of New York has assumed
charge of the home.
The New Call is for San Francisco
and California — independent in all
"DRY" TOWN DRUGGISTS
WANT STRICT CONTROL
Ask That Prescription Sales of Liquor
Be Prohibited, Because They Cast
Odium Upon Their Business
LONG BEACH. Nov. 20.—Aggravated
by the insinuations that always cluster
about the number of drug stores in a
saloonless town, proprietors of 13
pharmacies of Long Beach have on file
with the city council today a petition
praying that the anti-liquor ordinance
recently adopted be extended so as To
prohibit them from dispensing intoxi
cants on prescription.
They ask specifically that the pro
vision of the otherwise drastic ordi
nancp which gives them permission to
sell liquors on prescription be stricken
The reason given by the druggists is
that the odium attaching to a temper
ance town drug store injures their
Are the cause of a great proportion of the sick
nesses attendant upon the winter season.
During the rainy season telephone service
within your reach enables you to have the talk
without the walk- You can sit comfortably at
home and chat with friends or telephone an
order to the storekeeper.
Call, write or telephone our nearest commercial
office for information regarding rates, etc.
THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY \^J?
Ministers Approve of
Capital Punishment i
Special Dispatch to Tbe Call
ST. PAI L, Minn.. Nov. 20.—At a
meeting; here today of the Twin
City Lutheran Ministers' assoria
tlon. a resolution unanimously fa
voring; a bill to be presented at
the next session of the legislature
for the enforcement »f the death
penalty was adopted. A law pro
viding for capital punishment
was erased from the statute
hooka and It Is expected It will be
SULZER ON PIER
"Whatcha Got in Handbag,
Bill?" They Ask; "Chewin'
Tobacco," He Replies
Special Dispatch to Tbe Call
NEW YORK, Nov. 20.—William Sul
zer, governor elect of New York, is now
on the high seas. He sailed away this
afternoon on a vacation.
At the pier stevedores who knew him
"Watcha got in the handbag. Bill?"
"Chewin' t'b&cca and tooth brush. I
am going to sea," replied the governor
Whereupon he boarded the steam
ship Princess Anne of the Old Dominion
line and sailed for Norfolk.
From Old Point Comfort the governor
elect will go to Petersburg, where he
will make his headquarters for a week
or more while hunting in the adjacent
woods for wild turkey.
Fairness to all, malice toward none
is the policy of the New Independent
IS THE LAST DAY
—the last day wherein you may secure
dependable Furniture, Carpets, Rugs,
Draperies, Art and Leather Goods at
Many superb offerings, especially desir
able as Christmas Gifts are offered until
Saturday evening at very special sale
STOCKTON & O'FARRELL, S. F.
GOLD BRAID DISPLAY
SAVED BY TERPSICHORE
Resplendent Guardsmen to
Shine in Ballroom When
Denied Club Quarters
The recent dissolution of the Army
and Navy club of this city has brought
woe to certain of its former members
in more ways than one. In its hand
somely furnished quarters in Post
street the club gave many entertain
ments at which members of the fair
sex were guests. Upon these occa
sions the National guard officers,
gubernatorial "colonels" and others
who are not of the regulars, yet pos
sess military regalia, found opportuni
ty to exhibit the same to admiring
With the passing of the Army and
Navy club such opportunities became
rare. Only in the seclusion of armor
ies or at the annual maneuvers, held
far from social centers, qould the gal
lant guardsmen display their* gold lace
and dangling sabers. At ordinary so
cial functions only ordinary "cits'"
evening clothes are permissible.
The deprivation was a cruel one, and
a remedy was sought in vain until a
happy throught struck some of the
junior militia officers, at the sugges
tion of Lieutenant J. McHenry of the
"Why not form a dancing club?" was
asked, and no sooner asked than
answered. A committee has been
formed to perfect organization of a
military dancing class, one of the pur
poses of which is to give entertain
ments where the members shall appear
in all the pomp and panoply of war.
As some of the older officers are not
terpsicThorean experts, it has been sug
gested that a teacher of dancing be en
gaged by the club and an attractive
young miss has been nominated for the
So the bright uniforms are not to be
put away with moth balls after all.
The military dancing club will save the