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PAN FRANCISCO CALL, VOL. IIS. NO. 23.
Train Bandit Breaks Down in
Jail When Questioned
TX)S ANGELES, Dec 26. —John Bos
tick, the confessed train bandit and
murderer, broke down twice in jail
The first was when he was ques
tioned about his sweetheart.
The second was when Mrs. Roberta
I 'haee Harding, one of the victims of
the Sunset express, clasped his hand
for a moment and told him she was
Bwrry that he was a bandit. She of
fered him ' her forgiveness. He
clasped her hand and burst into tears.
Bostick today declared that on no
consideration whatever would he re
veal the name of his sweetheart. By
declaring that he would not add an
other sentence to his confession it
he is questioned about her again, he
forced an agreement with the sher
iff which is, in effect:
I. John Boatlck. ranf«—tal train
robber and slayer of H. K. Mon
tague, agree to tell Sheriff Ham -
mcl everything If I am not nuked
about tbe yonng woman. If !
am naked I shall »»v nothing
•Sheriff Harnmei's answer was, "I
nsrrf-e and will not ask about ber nor
seek her further."
The arraignment of Bostick on the
< harge of robbing the Sunset Express
■md murdering H. K. Montague was to
Dftve taken place at 10 o'clock before
Justice Young, but because of the
unusual interest in the affair it was
postponed to a date not announced.
Sheriff Hammel was compelled to \
• HBort to a ruse today to clear the j
streets o fthe thousands of spectators !
irrigating to see Bostick.
A deputy sheriff of Boetick's ' pfrf
sique was dressed in the bandit's
cfbthea and he, apparently under
P rffeavy guard entered a waiting auto
mobile. The machine, with thousands
following it, drove around until the 1
last spectator had given up the chase, 1
DYING FROM EXPLOSION
}3 v Associated Press.
NICHOLASVILLE. Ky.. Dee. 26 —W.
M Watts, county attorney Jessamine
county, was fatally huit last night by
the explosion of a firecracker Intended
to amßse his children. The firecracker
blew a iargre hole In his head.
Let Yours Be an
| Start tomorrow—save $10
on your next suit or over
coat. Pay $15 for as fine a
garment as $25 ever bought. Get
it at MILTON'S—and profit by
the low rent of this big upstairs clothes
shop. Here is a stock of men's suits
and overcoats, raincoats, full dress suits
and tuxedos that is equal to any two stocks in
San Francisco and a variety that totally eclipses
them all. You sacrifice nothing in quality—
nothing in style, fit and * , '
finish—and you save $10 >|mS |9H
easily as $10 ever was
2nd Floor, Phelan Building Open Saturday Evenings
RELIEF COMMITTEE IN CLASH
OVER HELP FOR UNEMPLOYED
Registering the unemployed for jobs on relief home farm, clearing
brush land. Edward Fitzgerald, superintendent of the San
Francisco co-operative employment bureau, is on the right, and
working with him is Harry R. Bogart, manager of the bureau.
| Rev, John Jackson Accuses Bogart and Fitzgerald of Mak
ing Misleading Statements; Men Complain of Food
IX* fresh clash over the work of aid
ing the unemployed, with the co
| operation of the city, developed to
j 'lay at a meeting of the special relief
•'committee appointed on Wednesday by
Mayor Rolph. Harry R. Bogart, man
j ager of the co-operative employment
! bureau, in the old Sailors' home,
) charged that he had not been given
proper aid in registering those ask
j lng assistance.
At the same time the Rev. John M.
/ Jahnson of the Hamilton Methodist
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
I Episcopal church, representative of
the church federation, came out with
a statement accusing Bog-art and Ed
; ward Fitzgerald, the co-operative su
perintendent, of making misleading
' statements In regard to keeping the
) churches closed against unemployed
j who wished to sleep in them.
With Supervisor Hayden. the Rev.
: Mr. Jackson went to the Sailors" Home
' this afternoon to adjust all difficulties.
: Jackson said:
"Neither myself nor the Rev. Al-
I bert Ehrgott of the Y. M. C. A. were
assigned to do the housing problem.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1913
That was left entirely to Mr. Bogart.
Even so, we had accommodations for
100 more than were needed, and 400
men can now be taken care of in the
. churches. More are in sight."
800 ART FEARS RIOTING
At today's meeting, Bogart declared
there was constant danger of a riot
! at the Sailors' home, and said he was
j compelled to phone for police aid four
times when some of the refugees
harangued their fellows.
"We are now without police pro
tection," he said.
To his charge that Rev. Albert Ehr
gott had not sent clerks to help in
registering the men, the pastor re
plied that he did not know he had
been detailed to that duty.
I'OMPLAIX OF BAD FOOD
A committee of 17 from the unem
t ployed told the committee the food
was bad. They brought sample trays.
| Bogart denied the charges, but ad
mitted a lack of trays, due to low
The supervisors ordered 100 new
I trays and gave permission for the
unemployed to have representatives
supervise the cooking.
Supervisors Hayden and Hilmer
were appointed to provide 2,000 blan
kets. Superintendent of Public Build
ings Reardon said the men could sleep
in the unoccupied new morgue build
ing, certain stores and the Mayre
building on the civic center.
Will Give Up Fortune
To Get Father Pardoned
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Dec. 26.—That Elmer
E. Tolman, son and business suc
cessor of Daniel* H. Tolman, a money
lender now serving a term of six
months, is ready to surrender without
reserve notes amounting to $500,000
and go out of business to obtain a
pardon for Ills father, Is the. statement
of Benjamin F. Spellman, counsel for
the Tolmans. Application for a par
don for Tolman was made to Gov
ernor Glynn Tuesday.
Have Christmas Tree
The federal prisoners in Alcatraz
enjoyed a Christmas tree program
yesterday at 3 o'clock In the post hall.
The festivities were under the direc
tion of Chaplain Timothy P. O'Keefe.
Dancing followed the distribution of
presents, the prison orchestra playing.
Dinner was then served.
Former Envoy Heads
By Associated Press.
LONDON. Dec. 26. —James Bryce,
former ambassador at Washington,
will preside at the opening of a con
ference of twenty-one educational as
sociations, which will meet Friday at
the University of London.
DEAD ON LOOP TRAIN
George E. Kelly, a photographer,
dropped dead on the Southern Pacific
California loop train that left Berke
ley at 7 o'clock this morning. Kelly
was returning from spending Christ
mas with his son, W. G. Kelly, 1627
Sonoma avenue. Berkeley, who is a
traveling accountant with the South
ern Pacific dining service.
MISSION PARLOR ELECTION
Mission parlor No. 38, N. S. Qi W.,
at its last meeting' elected the follow
Junior pant president. M. St. London; presi
dent. J. Frank Lynn?; vice president*—H.
I»ip|)l». F. F. Stout. 11. F. Nickel: marftbal.
A. Van der Zw!en; inside aentinel. H. Minore;
outside sentinel. W. F. Wood; recording sec
retary. T. J. Stewart: Bui,ni-tal secretary, 1..
W. Schmltt; tre»Hurnr. X R t'ohn: trustees —
Eocene M. U*rj< I), g. Troy, J. v. Boorke;
■li!cg»ti>« to the e\fens|on committee -Kag>ae
M l.' iy. Beergt s. Loos Jr.. W. J. Oollfoyte,
T. J. M.s. (.wan. L. \V. Schiuiti; grand nis
torlan, U. g. Troy.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Dec. 26. —More than
400 national banks and trust compa
nies, representing every state and al
most every large city in the country,
have applied for membership In the
federal reserve system of banks, ac
cording to an unofficial estimate made
today by the treasury department.
Applications have come so fast that
officials have been unable to keep pace
willi them, but a careful count and
record of the time when they were
received will be made today. Banks
in New York, Chicago and Boston
have not applied In great numbers for
membership, but Secretary McAdoo is
of the opinion today that their appli
cations soon will be forthcoming.
Mr. McAdoo and Secretary of Agri
culture Houston, the organization
committee provided for in the law,
got down to hard work today on plans
for the division of the country into
reserve districts and the location of
reserve banks. An official announce
ment of the plan is expected tonlght
Czarevitch Hurt Again;
Mother Swoons at News
BERLIN, Dec. 26.—A telegram from
St. Petersburg, published here today,
says that the young czarevitch has
suffered another mishap, when he col
lided with a heavy door and seriously
Injured his crippled leg. The czarina
swooned when she learned of the ac
cident. Professor Federoff was sum
moned to attend the boy. whose con
dition is said to be serious.
Opens Japanese Diet
TOKIO, Dec. 26.—The emperor to
duy personally opened the Japanese
I May the New Year I
[ bring you prosperity I
I in abundance and the I
j good sense not to 1
I squander it by paying I
I the high-rent clothier 1
II $25 for the same suits I
and overcoats I sell at I
WALK TWO BLOCKS I
SAVE $5 A BLOCK I
Eddy and Taylor I
PAGES 9 TO 14
City Official Has So
Much Money He s
Forced to Go Hungry
HOW would you like to
have so much money
that you can't even eat?
Treasurer John McDougald
knows the answer. He took
Mayor Rolph from the ferry to
the Hetch Hetchy banquet at
the St. Francis the other day
in his automobile and then
flatly declined to attend the
"What's the natter, John?"
Inquired the mayor. "Not hun
"Hungry f I should say I am,"
alshed the treasurer. "I could
eat a municipal bond."
"Come along then," urged
Rolph. "There'a broiled squab."
"Broiled fiddlestick*," growled
McDoußsld. " Down In that auto
there la SIOO.OOO In gold I Juat
got from the Bank of California,
and I can't leave It In the street,
even If I am atarrlng. Goodby."
WOMAN HIT BY
CAR; MAY DIE
Mrs. Helen M. Beach, 60 years old,
who lives at 2431 College avenue,
Berkeley, was struck by a Valencia
street car at 8:30 o'clock this morn
ing at Ninth and Market streets. She
is at the central emergency hospital
in an unconscious condlton, and little
hope is entertained for her recovery.
She is suffering from a fractured skull
and Internal injuries.
For the last twenty years Mrs.
Beach has been an employe of the
postofflce. She was on her way to
work this morning and was trans
ferring from one carline to another
when the car coming cast struck her.
Mrs. Beach came to San Francisco
yesterday for a Christmas dinner and
celebration with some friends on
First Great Daily
FBICE ONE CENT
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Dec. 26.—With six
stitches taken in his heart last night,
Vincenzo Lauro, victim of a stabbing
affray, is expected to live today. When
taken to the Holy Family hospital in
Brooklyn the surgeons decided that
the rare operation was necessary. Be
cause of the weakened condition of
the patient no anesthetic was given,
but cocaine was used locally. The
ribs above the heart were cut through
and six stitches taken in the heart
tissues. The patient was improving so
fast today that the surgeons declared
he would recover.
Bran and Corn Bring
Finest Flavored Milk
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.—The de
partment of agriculture has just con
cluded a series of interesting experi
ments to determine the effect on the
flavor of milk of feeding different
kinds of rations to cows. The depart
ment has decided in favor of bran
and corn as producing the finest fla
WIRELESS TO GERMANY
NKW YORK. Dec. 26.—The wireless
station of the Telefunken company at
Sayville, L. 1., exchanged Christmas
greetings with the wireless station at
Naun, Germany. The station also was
in communication with the ships of
the United States in the harbor of
CONGRESSMAN IS BURIED
OTTUMWA. la.. Dec. 26.—The fu
neral of Congressman I. S. Pepper was
held here this afternoon at 1 o'clock
from the First M. E. church. A con
gressional party of 24 arrived at 7:45
a. m. from Washington to attend the
Walter A. McCreery, former club
man, scion of a wealthy family of
California and England, today re
newed his fight to be rstored to com
petency. Acting as a friend and at
the request of McCreery, Attorney
Otto Irving Wise today filed a peti
tion to have Attorney H. If. McPike
set aside as guardian.
The affidavits of three eminent Eng
lish physicians and alienists are at
tached to the petition.
Judge Graham made the citation re
turnable January 19, when McPike
will have to show why he should not
be ousted as guardian.
McPike was appointed guardian by
Judge Graham, August 21, four
months after the death of McCreery s
rich father. Andrew B. McCreery.
The physicians who are cited in to
day's petition, and who declare Mc-
Creery perfectly sane, are:
Dr. Robert Percy Smith, fellow of
the Royal College of Physicians, for
28 years a mental specialist and now
mental surgeon for St. Thomas hos
Sir Thomas Barlow, president of
the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr. Charles A. Mercier, examiner
In mental diseases at the University
It is with the latter that McCreerv
Is now staying at Moorcroft, Park
stone. county of Dorset. He went to
Merrier of his own free will, says the
petition, after escaping from McPike.
McCreery s flight from McPike made
the most sensational of all the chap
ters In his story. After being made
guardian, McPike took him to a ranch
near . Hojlister. Last summer Mc-
Creery escaped in an automobile,
raced across the continent by train,
and hastened to Paris.