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JEALOUS LOVER'S
HORRIBLE GRIME
SEEN BY i ONE
Prof. Kruger in House Ar
rested, but Released on
Giving Details of Aw
ful Transaction
MURDERER'S LETTER
TO MOTHER EXPLAINS
Lack of Money, Coupled
With Desire for Victim,
Prompted Deed
what had happened at a plance. Mrs.
di Rovey was feebly waving her anna
All motion of her body ceased even
while I stooi], horror stricken, looking
at hf>r How ley was bent forward in
hi? rhnir dead."
Laborinjr under a terrible strain,
Kruger nonaged to tell the story of
the jealousy that caused the snuffing:
out of two lives.
STOHV OF JEALOIS ACTION
He said Howley had roomed at Mr?
dl Rovey's house several months aero
until she ordered him to leave because
his attentions were undesirable and
because of his freedom in borrowing ,
money from her friends. He left the
house, Kruger said, about November
.16 and returned yesterday, ostensibly
to get a bundle of clothing: that he had
left in his former room.
That Howley was prepared to kill
himself was evident from the tenor
of a le ter found in his pocket, wh'eh
he had written and stamped and which
■was addressed to his mother. Mrs. J.
J. Howies - , 1622 Jefferson avenue.
Ccranton. Pa. Although stained through
with his blood and partly obliterated,
freely transla'ed it read thus:
"My dear mother: I am sorry that
you could not send $25. as It would
have changed things for me a whole
lot. I may be a coward, but it Is bet
ter for everybody that I follow my
present inclinations. When my wife
and I separated it was hard, but when
you refused to even answer my tele
gram it was more than I could bear.
Good luck to all and remember me as
your "MEME."
Other papers. Including several pawn
tickets and a document that shnwpfl thp
murderer and suicide was employed by
the California Aecld<nt fcssoet&tfi n wer*
found in the pockets, together with $1
1n chnr.ge and a number of trinket?. A
key to a rcom in the Hotel Tnrpin was
found. Inquiry there elicitßted the
fact that Howley had registered Chrst
mas day under the name of J. Hilton.
In his room was a suitcase filled with
clothes, and photosrrnphs of several
women, chiefly actresses.
That unrequited ln>e and financial
difficulties drove the trnn to Mil Mrs.
di Rovey was the conclusion reached by
the police.
TO!<n KRIGF.n VOT TO D \\CT3
Several weeks agn at a dance irhiefi
wn« largely attended by promii<"i!
members of the German colony at the
M ; .= = i"n TurnviTPin Vf. , ' '«v T«rnri'
Kruger not to dance with Mrs. di
Rovev.
"Why not?" demanded the instruc
tor.
"No •■PH-γ"!. ryrc-v* ' «<»v rot to dsnPc
-■■ responded ffewfey.
L^ t • ■ ■ "' -. |1 ;>.vtv wps flafl
clnff " to- man said
th"«t ' Irw* M« o , feetiogM,
. " • two dinceJ several times.
igji fat in* m
by •■'' on s , '-- , wa«
-.. -•■•■ every man
0 1 In
■'isi'cd fie
art in
: ety p< rforni*
■ red of onususi
known to intl
M i: • '• nd crtam
'Nivfy. the husband
in Seattle
' - was a waiter
at t! ■ tor* the flr« ami
then ' nt|on by "is poljs , ed
ience of lapertor rdn
<■ fire he wee head
waiter ! T i a Van Ness avenue cafe and
later went into the hotel business for
himself. He is said to have been a enp
tain of cavalry in the Eighth Cuneo
brigade of Tr.rin. Italy.
The couple have bfen living apart
since Pi Rovey went to Reattle. al
though they were not divorced. List
summer Mrs. dl Rov«y spent several
months with Vim in the northern city.
She seid at that tin;.- tfcat she did not
care to Rive up her San Francisco
friends to live with her husband in a
city wherf#phe wns a total stringer.
The couple were married about 11
years afro and have one daughter, Yo
lanthe, 9 year* of ag"e, who :i"fs with
Mrs. di Elovey's mother and father at
l. r .(>o Webster street.
The father is Amandus Demondowefci,
an artist. with aflic » lu'Kwrny i
Demondowpki told last night how his
daughter had been warned against
Howlcy.
FATlinit VVARVRD DAUGHTER
"I told her weeks ago that the man
was a viper, a serpent, who would only
bring sorrow to us all." the old man
moaned. He sail he had known How
ley, who had romp to h!s house once or
twice, and that he had always mis
trusted him.
The bodies were taken to the morgue,
whore they will rest until claimed by
relatives. Krueer was taken to the
(intra! office. wnere his straight story
d him hi? freedom within a few
I tee.
: ''V h*i (lo^ns , for a
livelihood tor tie last three ir«eVl re
mains a T.ystpry. He was Been about
various hOttla a large part of the time,
lie vvrnte B Letter to his mother on
U«t.' a •''■ - <■■■■ •''-■"—■ ■ v
there falh >W any light on hie
movements. That be noM ■ well edu
cated man • de of
his victim lie wa? well dresF.><! in the
latest mode and WOfe new Phopp of ex
pensive brand, although thp little jew
elry that was found on his body was
cheap.
Di Rovey soon rteftvered his rompn
siire and went to 'Ms room to orepare
to leave for Franciece Howley,
4, ' ad boarded at Mr* di R©
vey's IP ore than a fear and annoared
to be a p*pasanj yoting man; He had
never heard any ill of him.
Di Rovey denied emphatically that
h|" was separated from his wife.
["Although we were by
to be away from each
much of the time. Wβ % , -pre to
■ !w-r in spirit always," he said. "My
\ssTe spent four months with me every
niv*n
JRtTXJDOCK--lii Mill Valley. ,lanu;ir.v 2. U»l3* I'nt
rirk ffenry, beliwwJ busband of Cathert h> vv.
gt>icU?ofV B'ici broth* , * rjf Janicx W., Jobs ('..
/ntirew.'.J. nnii George T. Llotidock. aj«J 51
•■ NotyceTrf funSerel hereafter.
i(jCHOLEOJI —In this "it... January 3. 301.".
■ n husband of
Mary A. *ikjM>l»on. «»' father of A. J., W. A.,
J. A. ni|dVD. B. Nicholson a i<l Sre. Ueury
iiuasei-, k native of Sscotlaiid, *g*d 7S peach
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Signs of Rabies Found
Physician Warns Victim
Bt*nLl,X<iA>lK. Jan. 3.— Arthur
G. Daly, n Srn Franclnro ealea
man living; at 30S Prlmrone road,
taiiH bern mlvikeil by his phy
nlrinn to iimlrreo the Papt^w* ,
tr«»atHH"nt liinncdintely an the ro
«nlt of n report received by
lientth Ir.wpector J. Bra«fj
from the ntnt* iinivors.lt v. I):ily
was bitten by hlw i>et dog , eev
eral «!aya ajjo, and Doctor Rrady
font the n:iiii::il'» h'.'nd to Jlerk
eley for e.vniniiintiou. The re
port Kays tSie syeelim'n, wXien an
ulyced, *«l;oweil all the of
rubiett.
TEAMSTER'S WIFE HELD
AS MURDER SUSPECT
Mrs. Kate Gray Accused of
.Implication in Killing of
Deaf Mute iri 1909
Mrs. Kate Gray, wife of a teamster
'iving at 201 Noe street, was arrested
last evening ami booked at the city
prison as a fugitive from justice on the
ground of nn alleged implication in th'
murder of William H. Window, a dea:
mute rancher, who was killed at Sunol,
in Alameda county, in May, 1909.
Mr.-s. Gray was arresud at the insti
gation of J. R. Markka-, a special in
vestigator for the distrh t attorney's
uif.ee. and was subjected to several
hours cf questioning by Sfarkley an ,.
Detectives Michael Burke and George
Hicnards beiore bel&g as <-
fugitive from justice.
Winslow was murdered with an ax
while sleeping in a tankhouse on the
Tiimlngham place in Sunol by a tramp
who had been stopping in the town for
a couple of days under the name of
Klein. The murderer took $20 in cash
and a deposit certificate of $1,600 from
his victim and made his escape. It
was later reported tnat a woman then
living at Uvermore attempted a short
time afterward to cash this deposit
certificate at a bank in Stockton.
The Winslow murder has been for
years a mystery of Alameda county,
and several arrests have been made at
various times. More than a year ago a
teamster named Charles Gray was ar
rested with a woman, then his consort,
but both were released by the Alameda
county authorities after careful inves
tigation. Later a private named Rudge,
serving in the United States marine
corps, was held for a short time at
Bremerton, but attempts at identifica
tion proved that he was not Klein.
Coinciding with the arrest of Mrs.
Gray last night, it was reported that
Rudge. who is now stationed at Mare
island, had been placed under surveil
lance on the strength of local advices.
The chief of police of Vallejo. however,
refused to take action in the case with
out communicating with the Alameda
county authorities. Sheriff Barnet of
Alameda county said last night that he
had no knowledge of the reason for
the arrest of Mrs. Gray or the deten
tion of Rudge.
LAW CHANGE DISCUSSED
BY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
I eirlwlniion CommfUee M»ke» Arrange
menis for a Scxslnu at lo« Außelm
Jnni.nrj 14 anil 15
fhe I»«*r1 nation committee of Vie Dis
trict Attorneys' Association of Califor
nia met in DtetrtCt Attorney Fickert's
office yesterday nnd the session was
not cnncluie' until 'ate last night
lesoHtt'ons and suggestions were dis
'■vsped relative tp amendments to tlie
St*tUtW nnd prnßl co?.? to be acted
upon by tho organization when It meets
January ' ■* ""•' '8 in k°s Anerc-les.
The nature of the discussion in re
gard to Timinnl procedure was not
m.-ule public will not be until the
association <*onVenee.
Among those present were Clarence
!,ee. district attorney of Semoma: James
X Fo-'\ S«»lStaot district attorney of
t os Ar.w'e": Arthur Free, district at
torn , y of ?anta riara county; Philip
M. Carey. Mstrlct attorney of
Uameda eoußty; M. C. Kerr. distritt
• rney of Plumas county; Maxwell
McNutt, .lames Brennnn and Aylett Cot
ton Of Fickerfs staff.
Preparation* for the convention were
concluded by the committee. Those
frc<m San Fi-ancisco will depart Jan
uary 12 on the Southern Pacitic coast
limited train.
FIFTY YEARS A RAILROAD
Sacramento Prepnrr* to Celebrate Cen
<rnr Pacific Jhibilee
(Spwirl Pispateh to The Call) *
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 3.—Plans have
been completed for a nt-xt
Wedrfs 'ay in honor of the fiftieth an
niversary of the opening of the
tral Pacific railroad. Dr. Davld'Starr
Jo-dan will he the ]>rincipal pppateer,
%»hile William H. Crocker, president of
Jrocker National Lank of San
Francisco, will be master of c«:re
moniee. Crocker is the only livinsf
son of one of the founders of the road.
An interesting feature of the celebra
tion will be a display of locomotives.
The Leland Stanford and the C. P.
Hunt!rijrton, two of the orisrinals, will
be exhibited, ak-ng with other engines
in various stasis of advance.
summer and we were already making
arrangements for the coming summer
vacation."
('IIItISTMAS GIFTS FROM WIFE
He sow« (1 the r< porters several let
ters if'-elv- d this ivoi k in which his
wife him for the Christmas
remembrances he had sent to her and
their little girl, and spoke in tender
terms! of heir regard for him.
Di Rovt-y, who is 48 years old. has
lived In Seattle Jive years, coming here
from San Francisco, where he lived
1! years. He has been married 13
years.
Before coming to America Di Rovey
served 'n the Italian army, holding a
commission as first lieutenant when he
left the service to travel.
Husband Collapses at News
SEATTLE, Jan. ?>. —Francisco di
Rovey, whose wife was killed in Fan
leco by If. J. Howley, is head
■ at a prominent hotel here. Di
hai been fn Seattle more than a
y< ar He met Howley a year ago when
be ipent the holidays in San Francisco.
DI Rovey, who was at work tonight at
the hotel, where lie has charge of the
dining room, collapse ,, , when toid by
a reporter of his wife's death. He said
he would leave for San Francisco to
morrow morning.
Howley Son of Wealthy Man
SCRAXTON, Pa., Jan. S.—ML J. How
ley, who shot and killed Mrs. Rita
di Rovey and then committed suicide
tonight in San Francisco, was the
son of the late John J. Howley.
a wealthy hardware dealer of this
: city. Young Howley left Scranton for
the west with his young bride, who
was Miss Belle Keenan v sis er of a
prominent middle western hotel pro
prietor, about five years ago. His wife
is said to have separated from him
after a few month?. She now is at
I the home of her mother in this city.
THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL. SATPKDAY, JANUARY 4, 1913.
KEENE, TURF KING,
KILL SLEEP IN A
NEW YORK GRAVE
Selection of Plat Surprises
Friends, as He Expressed
Wish to Be Buried in
California
"THAT'S GOD'S OWN
COUNTRY THERE"
Death of Financial Wizard
Recalls Stories From Wall
Street's Pioneers
-—"••! TOwMitPti fa T!i" Call)
NEW YORK, Jan. 3.—James R.
Ke.ene, "the pray wolf of Wall street,"
the uncrowned k'ns: of the American
turf, the Robin Hood of finance, vvhf>
went into the wesi with his bare hands
■in J a brain open for opportunity's
h ist whisper, returning- east with mil
lions from California's golden store to
make the stock market reel at his nod
and soar at his 'ouch is to be buried
la Woodlawn cemetery, only a few
miles -from Broadway, where he had
his tilts with Gould, William C. Whit
ney, liarriman and "the Ryan ring."
The choice of the bm al place has
surprised a great many of Keene's
closest friends. They thought his
heart was set upon resting in peace
under the sunlit sod of a California
cemetery.
It was recalled today that only re
cently Keene spoke to a racing- friend
about this wish.
"When I die." he is quoted as say
ing, "I hope to rest in God's own coun
try. I spent the hanpies? years of my
life out there, and' I know there is
no place where I could feel more at
home."
Then he h?.d not thought of dying.
STREET KECALLS CAKEKR
J. P. Morgan. August Belmont and
many other leaders of the financial
world are to act as pallbearers. The
funeral will ake place Monday morn
ing. FoxhrtU Koc-no. the millionaire's
son and heir, and Mrs. Talbot J. Tay
lor his daughter, have received ex
pressions of deep sympathy from
friends in legion.
Today down in "the street" many
stories were told of Keene's winnings.
losses and famous pools and plunges
—some of them new. others cherished
and well known memories in the heart
of America's mammon.
And there were all sorts of specula
tions as to the extent of the fortune
which Keene left. These ranged from
$2,000,000 to $30,000,000, conservative
estimates placing the figure at about
$4,000,000, allowing for all the pool
losses.
If one of the dead man's friends Is to
be believed. Keene's oft quoted deter
mination to "take Jay Gould's scalp'
came about quite accidentally and be
fore the rupture of the Onuld-Keene
partnership. Says this authorifcj';
"Soon softer Keen<> c ime from Cali
fornia with $4.000,000 under his belt a
friend pointed out Gould to. him in
Broadway, and he remarked: 'I have !
$<,COO ono. I guess i will st.iy right
here and get this man's scalp.' "
KKENE'S THEORY OF LIFE
After hie first New York reverse
Keene sold several of the rare paint-
Ings he had collected, and the best of
.them, a Rosa Bonheur. was turned
6ver promptly t<> Jay Gould by the
i anti-Keene broker who had got it In
the settlement. Gould hung that paint
ing in the OS oat conspicuous place In
bit home at Fifth avenue and Forty
seventh street and aUvays referred to
it as "Jim Keene's sc.-.1p."
In after years, when the possession
lof millions justified him in in
dulging in whims, Keone got back the
picture, but. say? another stock ex
change friend:
■Jim nevei looked at It without
breathing a prayer for Jay and men
tally shaking his fist at him. Yet he
was the best loser Wall street ever
knew."
He had well defined theories as to
life in generrsl, for instance, "Most
men are bad." "Every man has his
price," and "All life Is a gamble,
whether in Wall street or out of it."
His frank defense of taking chances
also was recalled.
SAN FRANCISCO MAN i
IN CODFISH TRUST
F. TlHniaTi .It. I* Ac<«is«ed In Snlt rileil
in Seal tlt> of Having Organized
Combine
-.„,'„! to The Otill
pp\TTT>K, Jan. 3—That F. Tillman
Tγ. of San Prandeco has invaded Seat
tle, OTfanized a codfish trust, bought
fip Tinjority of stock in the Kinsr &
Win'.'-e Codflsh company and practically
wrecked it, is the chartre made yes
terday In a suit filed by P. J. Waa?e,
a minority stockholder of the . com
pany, who asks for ■ receiver for the
comnany, an (tecatlntlrig and a judg
ment for 3ama«?«s.
The action is directed nsminst the
company, F. Tillnnn Jr.. W. O. Weis
.-■ich, vice president a*id manager;
Maurice Mclficken, president, and H.
J. Ramsey, secretary and treasurer.
The plainttf; who owns 11.500 shares
out of 35,000. charges that the com
rany averaged a net profit of $10,000
r.er y< '*■ until Tillman bought the ma
lortty stn k;n June, 1910, and put Mβ*
*Tiik'-n fnd Uarnsoy in as nomi
nal active managers of the business
:snd »old the 1911 output of the com
pany u> the CTnloTi Codfish company of
San Fran' leco at a loss, but at a lirge
profit t San Frnnisco concern.
Tillman hi eaid to have cornered the
cod''sh business on the sound ana
along the ediist, and to have acquired
a control of the San Fmncisco con
fprn. Tt is charged that TillraaS owns
atl of the stock except t':■■■' try
tbje plaliUlfl! and that has eel over
one shi r ■ to aad Ram
sey to irive them the' nominal right to
serve as officers. Wcissii-h is a Pan
PYaticisco resident and s--aM to be the
conr.J : . ' agent of Tillman.
HETCH HETCHY QUESTION
Irrigator* Pane It Over, bnt Today
W«l I)I*er«« Problem
(Spprial Plspatrß to The Call)
FRESNO. Jao. 3.—The Irrigations
District association of California, in
session here, made no mention of the
Hetch Hetchy water controversy dur
ing its meeting. A number of bills are
to be presented to the legislature at
the coming: session, and tomorrow at a
meeting of the San Joaquin Valley
Problems association the Hetch
Hetchy is to be taken up. It
is expected that delegates will propose
a bill to be presented to the legisla
ture doing away with riparian rights.
This will be backed by the Merced
land owners, who are bitter against
the Miller & Lux company, who will
be represented by an attorney *at the
meeting. i
Dog Saves Eleven Lives
Scratched Doors at Fire
DEXTER, Jan. 3.—Prince, *
lar»re hlnrk end white dose owned
Uγ I* Bray, n grocer, *aved the
llvee o/ 11 ;»er««»ii«, most of them
KORiiii nnd children. t!»i« morn
-1»K, when lire partially destroyed
a rocinilßK houme next door to the
err«cer>.." The flnnies started be
fore ninny of the lodgers awoke
and made isreat headway before
they were discovered. Prlnee, am
conn n« he »sw the flre, rnehed
from the grocery and npetalr*
Into the lorijtcfiiß hotiee. acrateh-
Itijt Bt the dours and harking-
The inmlftcnt racket kept up by
the animal awakened the eleep
ern, and all escaped.
LUCKE NBACHS TO
CONTINUE BOAT
LINE, IS BELIEF
Even Larger Fleet Likely
to Succeed Chesebrough
Firm—Rival for Pa
cific Mail
That the service of the Independent
line controlled by Bates & Chese
brough under the name of the Califor
nia Atlantic Steamship company will
be continued by the Luckenbach inter
ests of New York with even a larger
fleet than the local company chartered
is the belief of men acquainted with
maritime affairs.
Arthur Chesebrough announced yes
terd-.iy that his company would suspend
its business after having been engaged
since October, 1910, in freight traffic
from the Pacific ocean to Atlantic
ocean points via the Panama railway
The failure is placed at $300,000.
In marine circles it was stated that
the Luckenbachs intend to make ar
rangements to continue the Independ
ent service in opposition to the Pacific
Mai]. Two of the vessels operated by
Bates & Chesebrcugh, the Pleiades and
the Lewis Luckenbach, are owned by
this company.
J. Lewis Luckenbarh has been In this
city for th*e last three months studying
shipping conditions. His company owns
the Demara and the Lyra, both now on
this coast under charter, as well as a
large fleet of vessels on the Atlantic
side.
Luckersttaeh said that he preferred
not to discuss the plans of hia company,
but that with the four vessels of the
compaay ready for service and the op
portunity of putting at least eight
more vessels in the service between
here and Panama, the independent lint
maintained by Bates & Chesebrough
would most likely be continued, with
the owners of the ships as the oper
ators of the company.
C. L. Dimond. a shipping man of
N>w York and owner of the Portland,
chartered by Bates & Chesebrough and
now in this harbor. Is at the Palace
looking into the affairs of the local
shippers. He said that he had no plans
for instituting another independent
steamship line on the coast for Panama
traJe.
FORTUNE LOSS IN 191)8
PI CAUSES SUICIDE
Body of P. H. Ruddock, In
surance Broker, Found
in Muir Woods
Cn*-t**v*fl frfvn P»e» 1
tune menrifd to the extent of his es
tnblishing a comfortable home here, but
his health gradually failed.
Lnst spring in the eoun'y elections
Ruddock was elected a town trustee
by the largest vote ever polled in Mill
Valley for any candidate. But owing
to poor health he resigned the office a
few weeks later. Shortly after this
he severed his connection with the
Fireman's Fund Insurance company of
San Francisco ana in the latter part
of November his condition became
such that it was necessary to send
him to the hospi'al in Uklah.
After a month's treatment he was>
pronounced cured. Until yesterday he
was confined to his bed. That morn
ing Mrs. Ruddock went to San Fran
cisco leaving her husband under the
care # of her sister, Maria Wilson. After
luncheon Ruddock donned his coat and
hat and told his sister in law that he
needed a little recreation and was go
ing to take a walk in the hills.
He appeared in good spirits and on
departing said he would return soon.
Darkness fell and when Mrs, Ruddock
returned ho had not come home.
Searching paries were sent out, but
no trace was found.
Kuddock was 48 years old. He had
two brothers, John Ruddock of Ukiah
and George T. Ruddock of Berkeley.
JAPANESE HOTEL CLERK
BOUND BY CRACKSMEN
Frank ToHyamo, Refnelngj to Divulge
Combination, Is Forced to Watch
While Safe Iμ Blown I p
Bound and g&ggid with towels after
he refused to reveal the combination of
the safe, Frank Toriyamo, Japanese
nis"ht clerk at the Athens hotel, 83
Eddy street, was compelled to watch
the robbers at an early hour yesterday
morning while they attempted to force
the safe.
While one man attempted to figure
out the combination, the other robber
searched Torjyamo rind took $22. The
approach of William Purcell, a guest,
(•cared the cracksman, who escaped.
Purcell liberated the clerk and then
notified the polled.
T'.vo men at Sacramento and Stockton
Streets, at 3 o'clock yesterday morning,
b*M up J. Inrlkai, a Japanese of 1",28
Post street, hit him on the head with
a blackjack and robbed him of ?10.
A stranger he met in a saloon at
Third and Jessie streets lured Bruce
Steveneoa, guest at the Hotel Sutter,
up Jessie street near Fourth, where
two other men joined them. The trio
jumped on Pu-venson and robbed him
of a diamond stickpin, a thirty-second
degree Masonic locket set with a dia
mond, his gold watch and two fIOO
bills.
Mrs. ,T. w. Stine. 114 Tenth avenue,
reported to the police that burglars
entered her horn*? md stole jewelry.
DEMOCRATS VHIiL MEET
Notice tns been sent out to the dem
ocratic members of the California leg
islature advising thorn that a meeting
of the democratic legislature confer
ence will be held at the Land hotel in
Sacramento at S o'clock tomorrow even
ing for the consideration of such mat-
ters as may come before the meeting. l
The notice Jβ signed Dy A. Caminetti,
chairman, and E. P. Walsh, secretary.
INDUSTRIAL HOME
FOR BLIND HELD
STATE'S DISGRACE
Investigators' Report Will
Hold Former State Engi
neer Ellery Responsi
ble for Conditions
POOR CONSTRUCTION
OF HOUSES SCORED
Men's Dormitory Uncom
fortable and Unfit —Sick
y£ Neglected
That the Industrial Home for the
Adult Blind at 3601 Telegraph avenue.
Oakland, Is a disgrace to the state of
California; that the men's dormitory Is
uncomfortable and unfit for use; that
the sick and dying are neglected be
cause there are no hospital facilities
connected with the institution; that the
inmates of the institution are often in
sufficiently feel, and that Nat Ellery. for
mer state engineer, is chiefly responsible
for the deplorable conditions which ex
ist at the state institution, will be the
substance of a report that will be sub
mitted to Governor Hiram W. Johnson
by the committee from the state board
of charities and corrections early next
week.
The Investigating committee, com
posed of Rabbi Martin A. Meyer and
Rev. Charles A. Raram of San Francisco
and Dr. Jessica B. Peixotto of the Uni
versity of California, spent most of yes.
terday preparing the report for pre
sentation to the governor. Although
the committee only half finished its
work before adjourning , until Monday,
the report is already voluminous. The
charges made by John Dondero, an in
mate of the institution, were taken up
in numerical order.
nt'ILDIXGS POORLY CONSTRUCTED
The report will state that the build
ings, which were planned by former
State Engineer Xat Ellery. are entirely
unfit for the housing of blind Inmates,
in that they are so poorly constructed
that it is impossible to make the pa
tients comfortable, especially those oc
cupying the men's dormitories, and that
the lack of refrigerating facilities
makes it impossible to preserve food
stuffs, such as butter, vegetables and
liquids.
"The rooms in which these edibles
are kept," said one of the Investigators
yt'P'erlay, "are all intercommunicating
with the boiler room. Consequently
the room in which butter is stored and
the one in which vegetables are kept
are practically of the same tempera
ture as the engine room. The butter,
which durine; plx months of each year
is brought from cold storasre, deterior
ates rapidly under these conditions. If
used the first or second day it is
brought in it is palatable, but when it
remains in this warm room three or
four days it beco-nes rancid.
"The bakery, which also Is located
In the basement, is so close and poorly
ventilated that the baker is forced to
keep the door open in order to bear the
heat. This heat pours out Into the
engine room and into the vegetable
and butter rooms. While there is no
refrigerator in the meat room, it is
so situated that the heat does no
reach it. The charges made regarding
the 'rotten meat' were greatly exag
gerated."
In dealing with the charges of in
sufficiency of food, the report will state
that the committee found them to b*
true in some respects. Often there
were requests made by inmates for
"second helpings ,, of certain particu
larly asteful foods which were denied
because the demand exceeded the sup
piy.
The serving of chlHed meals, the re
port will state, is caused by the iack ]
of a steaming pan in the kitchen. It I
Is necessary for the waitresses to cut
the meat for patients before serving.
Consequently, from the time that the
me.'it is taken from the oven, pot or
other utensil, cut on cold plates and
carried to the table the food becomes
c<. Id.
Regarding the charge that the in
mates are not allowed to bathe or use
the bathroom for the purpose of bath
tftg except on Friday and Saturday, the j
investigating committee has found that ]
the management provided hot water for
Lathing on those two days, but that
the bathroom was open to any Inmate
who wished to take a cold bath on
other days. VThethT the hot water was
furnished only on Fridays and Satur
days for economical reasons probably
will be shown In the report.
The governor's attention will be
called -particularly to the lack of hos-
P ; Lal facilities. Under present condi
tions it is impossible to care for sick
patients at the institution. The com
mittee vill report that in cases where
inmates wre left unattended it was
not because of any individual being
derelict in duty, but because there were
no means provided by the state for car-
Ing for the sick.
MORE FAULT OF STATE
"It is not so much the fault of the
management of the home," said one of
the committee, "as it is that of the
state. I can not predict what Gover
nor Johnson will do regarding the
management, but I am satisfied that on
the facts brought out in ttiis investi
gation the management is iot so much
at fault as is generally supposed. It
is hardly probable that the governor
will remove Superintendent Sanders; at
least the report we will make will not
advise such action."
The committee found that the charge
to the effect that inmates working in
the broom making department are so
poorly paid that they can not buy
"clothing that would give them the
semblance of a respectable appear
ance" is unfounded in view of the fact
that the revenue from this department
is not sufficient to warrant a higher
wage, and furthermore, that If the in
mates were compelled to pay for their
entire kepp, as the law provides, they
would not make sufficient money to pay
for their board alone. Many of the in
mates are indigents, the committee re
ports, and some of these desire more
fastidious dress than others.
The investigating committee prob
ably will have its report ready to sub
mit to Governor Johnson Monday even
ing.
NEW ROAD FOR TULARE
TTTLAKE, Jan. 3.—Charles N. Black,
manager of the United Railroads, and
G. W. Bacon, of Ford, Bacon & Davis,
are here looking over a route for the
Big Four Electric railway. This is
taken to indicate the financing of the
road which will connect this point
with Vlsalla. Lindsay and Porterville.
The two men spent all day in com
pany with Promoter Frank Avery
making a thorough investigation of
conditions, b\it refused to talk. The
Big Four is looked upon as a part of
a future network of interurban elec
tric lines throughout the San Joaquin
valley, of which the Tidewater and
.Southern will be a part. There is a
possibility that the Western Pacific is
also interested.
FIANCE BREAKS DOWN
AT GIRL'S DEATHBED
Mine A Hoe May Barber, Junior at Unl-
verslty, Engaged to George Geary,
Dlee at Santa Barbara
BERKELEY, Jan. 3. —Word has been
received he~e of the death at her home
«n Santa Barbara of Miss Alice May
Barber, member of the 1914 class and
of the Alpha Omieron Pi sorority of the
University of California, and fiancee of
Georg-e Geary, ft young business man
of Berkeley.
Miss Barber had been on leave of ab
sence from the university for several
months because of sickness. Recently
she suffered a relapse, and Geary was
summoned. He arrived at the southern
city to be present at his fiancee's death
bed.
Geary collapsed at the end and -4e
under care of a physician in Santa
Barbara.
Announcement of Miss Barber's en
?agr-ement was made here a year ago
at & college sratberiner.
START S.NEEZES I\ THEATERS
CHICAGO, Jan. ,3. —Throwing snuff
(n 5 cent theaters led to the arrest to
day of Domintek Jrovanzano and Ste
phen Riccio, west side boys. They
considered the act as innocent amuse
ment.
GET YOUR SCISSORS! CUT THIS OUT!
FREE EXCURSION TO
HAVENSCOURT!
We Are Going to
CELEBRATE
the running on regular schedule of the Southern Pacific Elec
trie Trains into
HAVENSCOURT
Sunday, January 5
SPECIAL SALE
One splendid lot will be selected and the price cut
SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS.
Which lot it is will be kept secret until 2 P. M. Sunday,
January 5.
After the number of the lot is made known at 2 P. M.,
the first person deciding will be awarded the lot at only a frac
tion of the list price.
Be there at that time and you will have a good chance to
pet this lot for a nominal sum. We are doing this simply for
the purpose of having a nice crowd at Havenscourt to celebrate
the running of the trains Sunday. $5 or $10 is all you need to
bring with you Sunday.
Here's Your Chance
To Make and Save Several
Hundred Dollars
Get Your Free Tickets the Ferry of our representatives
with the Green Badge.
How to get to* Havenscourt:
Take the Broad Gauffe Metros* Train.
Get off IN Hnvenacourt
No transfers, no street cars—jnet a "Straleht Shoot" from the Ferry
to beautiful liaveiiscourt—lota as lo«v as 96 a month; no interest or taxes
till 1914.
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Buy them by the box or half-box^ —they are most economical
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Use "Sunkist" lemons on meats, fish, poultry and salads.
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Elder's
Our first general sale.
Every item of our
stock reduced from 10
to 75 per cent.
Books in all departrnenW-
Fiction, Sets, Rare Editions.
Children's Books.
Pictures, Objects of Art.
Stationery.
Fiction Library Clearance.
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The Best in Bcoks and Art"
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