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DAILY ARIZONA SIL V ER BELT
GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 1907
DURING THE WEEK
Euclid Advance in Mining
notations with Old Domin
h Furnishing Feature,
SULPHIDE ORE BODY
IS EIGHTY FEET WIDE
. na Commercial Railroad
i ompleted to Black Hawk
1nie Mining-News from all
atts of the District.
i itlior substantial advance of min-
, cations was recorded during the
. .-k in tho Globe dUtriet, iMnb
, i . more surely Globe's elnim to
, .,i the most active ami piosperous
, ,. i-amp in the southwest. KejMirts
, , very part of the district are very
.ugmg, ore shipments have in--,
,, i materially ami all now com
, - un- either pushing ilevclopment
, i, r making preparations for an
,i Nt.irt of operations.
I , ii ountering of the hanging wall
ut No. II on the 14th level of
i' i Dominion mine after passing
j' ''ighty feet of high grade sul
i .1. was naturally the most im
, t,elupment of the week. The
".ii of the Arizona Commercial
i was finally recorded during the
R ,hl ore shipments to the Old "Do
smelter from the Blaek Hawk
- will begin tomorrow. Work has
..-.-ii resumed at the mine and at
i it Kastern of the Superior &
K. ,- n delay being caused by a short
ii -her strike of sulphide ore is re
from the Gibson mine and the
M f pyrites in tho shaft on the
.1 Farm, owned by tho Globo Min
imally, has increased, the entire
if the shaft at a depth of lO.'i
snowing pyrites disseminated
(i' the diabase.
- .fions will begin this week at
I silver mines of McMillon after
f almost a quarter of a een-
i v the McMillen-Stonewall com
-entry formed, and an early be-
of operations is anticipated of
. ,nea Arizona Consolidated eom-
H the Collins-Doyle-Trojnnovieh
- adjoining the Mack flawk and
i. Boston. The first strike of
iW Gem shaft of the Globe Con-
is not far distant.
Old Dominion Mine
!'elopnient of the Old Dominion
el sulphide ore body has been
mill great interest, not only in
(t in mining circles throughout
- .n.l north, and interest changed
.ishmont as the width and rich-
f was revealed from weok to
. rosscut No. 2.
I tiiirdRy night the hanging wall
imil and by actual measurement
snown that tho ore body was
s pt wide. Tho grade of the ore
- footwalt to the hanging wall
r.n .") por cent to over 40 per
g leanest on the footwall and
' the hanging, the average of
eighty feet being probably
itan l." per cent.
i'ki- ('banning, one of the most
of mining engineers, and Wal-
Wood, a geologist of na-l-iiie,
accompanied by other en
t the Lowisohu syndicate, visit-
niii Friday and pronounced the
' be a most remarkable one.
- that the ore should go down
Jo ."00 feet deeper, as it is
almost the top of the re
t one and the fact that the
k . wall has a much greater pitch
footwall demonstrates that the
grows wider with depth.
lIi from 300 tons of ore
h lwii by the last round of holes
nnscut assayed -JO',!- per cent.
t No. 3, twenty-five feet or
I'l-cn penetrated and tho value
ised from 8 to 20 por cent,
' -ii richer than at the same dis-
rosscut No. 2. Superintend;
thinks that the ore shoot will
'-st probably 300 feet, the dis-
the next cross fault, and he
strike another area of en.'
loO feet further to tho easf
'rosscut. With groatcr depth
-opper valuo and an apprecia
ase in sulphur, which is more
v the company, is expected,
f tho management for deeper
"Piit contemplate the sinking
compartment shaft from the
to a depth of 200 feet. It
"ink in the country rock from
ho footwall and is to bo
with an electric hoist and
n cages. From tho 10th lovel
' ll be run to a point below the
t which will bo opened to the
m tho 11th lovel, which is bo-
' to tho smelter, has raised tho
furnace charge to 10 per cent
The four furnaces are turning
u 500 bars of bullion per day
von to seventy-two tons-rand
' 'luction for March should run
"iitions are woll advanced for
illing of No. . furnace, which.
shipped by the Allis-Chalmers
from Chicago tomorrow, and
, ' 'be instnllcd and in operation
c 1. The extraordinary ore do-
pnnts liavo made apparent tho no-
, ""' further enlarging the reduc-
' ks and it is understood that tho
Se,,k i)Piit is already planning for a
x,b 'uriiaca which will requiro tho
erection of another stank and eouvortor
and ii corresponding inerense of the
Few now companies entering the
Globe district hnvo had the advantages
to start with that tho Cananea-Arizonn
Consolidated has. Tho company, which
will dovelop tho Collins-Doyle and Tro
jauovich groups, will have a railroad
within a few hundred yards from its
shaft and tho oxpenso of transporting
machinery and other material will be
much less than that of other companies
which have ever begun development
work in tho district.
Announcement of the allotment of
stock for Globo will bo made this week,
probably Tuesday morning, and word
from Chicago is to the effect that tho
stock will be quoted immediately at
DulutH and on tho New York and Bos
ton, curbs. There is uo doubt that the
notation will be a most successful one,
owing to the strong financial backing
of the company nnd its excellent proper
ties in Globe and at Caunnea.
.Samuel V. Osgood of Chicago, who
acquired tho properties which have been
turned into tho company, has been con
nected with interests Identified with the
Calumet & lleela, and this fact lends
color to the belief that this powerful
concern is interested in no small way
in the Cnnanoa-Ariaonn, although no
0. & H. people are on the board of di
rectors. Mr. Osgood will probably be
the general manager of tho company,
and as he is considered one of the ablest
among the young mining engineers in
tho country, the company is assured of
excellent management from a mining as
well as financial standpoint.
The good record made by this com
pany is being maintained. Sinking of
the Gem shaft has progiessed at the
rate of about 100 feet per month. The
shaft is down nearly (100 feet. About
100 feet of crosscut ting has been done
on the i)00 level in the pest ten days.
A large station has been cut at the
same level, where an auxiliary steam
hoist is to bo installed which will ex
pedite the work of sinking. At the
Mallory sinking is in progress below the
.100. Tho shaft will be carried down to
a depth of about 7."i0 foot, which will
correspond to 1,130 feet in the Gem
shaft, to which depth tho latter will be
.sunk and at which level the two shafts
will be connected by a crosscut that will
be l.oOO feot or more in length and
which will intersect several important
veins of ore.
Superior & Boston
At the Great Eastern work will be
resumed this morning with power fur
nished by tho company's own plant,
power heretofore having been obtained
fro mtho Black Hawk. An Ingersoll
Rnnd drill -will be employed in sinking
nnd the shaft, which is now 152 feet
deop, will go down more rapidly, with
three shifts working.
The Limestone shaft will also be sup
plied with power from the Great East
orn and a power drill will also be used
there. The Limestone shaft is now
down eighty-five feet.
There has been an important change
in the tunnol on tho Blaek Ox-ide claim,
heavy iron seams having come in in
tho last eighteen feet, and it is not
unlikely that the Buckeye load will
soon bo encountered. The longth of the
tunnel is flCl feet.
The Superior it Boston management is
now in a position to push work much
faster and important developments are
looked for in the next sixty days.
National Installing Hoist
The National Mining Exploration
company has received a double cylinder
10x11 steam hoist, having capacity for
sinking 1,500 feot. It will supersede the
gasoline hoist heretofore used at the
iron Cap shaft. On Friday an accident
happened to the new hoist while it was
being hauled to the mine. When near
its destination a retaining wall which
supiKirted the' roadbed gave away under
the heavy weight and truck and hoist
went over the embankment. Fortun
ately, tho only breakage was one small
casting. The hoist was taken apart
and conveyed to the dlinft piece by
piCce. It will all be on the ground
this morning and sot up in u few days.
The Iron Cap shaft is now down 105
feet and will be sunk to 1,000 feet. At
the JfiO-foot level the noith crosscut is
ill 205 feet and the south crosscut 270
Union and Central
At the lrrfoft Copper company's mine,
head ofPinto creek, developments have
been. Very favorable. A vein of high
grade sulphide ore has been opened and
shipments to tho Old ltominion smelter
W. J. Powell, superintendent of the
Central Coppor company, who was in
town on Friday, state's that tho shaft
is down about 1G0 feet and sinking con
tinues at tho rate of noarly four feot
per day. Drifting nnd crosscutting is
in progress at 110 foot in depth. All
openings are in ore, which is in iron
Tho old shaft on the property of the
Globe-Arizona is being rotimbered and
tho work will bo concluded some time
this weok, when active development
work will be started under the direction
of Superintendent Thomas. This com
pany is duo to make a record, as it will
undoubtedly bo on the shipping lirft in
a very short time. It is conservatively
estimated that tho oro from the mine
will pay for it within six months.
Calumet & Globo
The Calumet & Globe is making good
headway with its shaft and it is "now
down nbout (55 feot. A windlass is still
boing used owing to tho delay in tho
arrival of the steam hoisting plant,
which was shipped over a month ago.
By Associatod Press.
WASHINGTON, March 30. Forecast
for Arizona: Fair Sunday and Monday.
Complains of Not Being Given
Fair Opportunity and Wit
nesses Will Be Heard,
GETS FIRST CHANCE
TO QUESTION THAW
Defendant Conducts Himself
with Credit Under Sharp Ex
aminationDefense Is Ju
bilant Over Outcome.
By Associated Press. '
NEW VORK, March 30. The plans
of tho Thaw lunacy commission- to com
plete, its work today and submit a re
port to Justice .Fitzgerald Monday were
upset this afternoon by au appeal from
.leromo to be allowed to produce more
witnesses before the commission reaches
its deoisiou. After an all-day session
the commission adjourned until Tues
day, when it will hear experts offered
by the district attorney.
Chairman MeClure served notice that
the witnesses will be compelled to con
lino themselves to facts and opinions
which deal with the present coudiitou
of Thaw and they will not be allowed
to go into details of the iast or future.
Thaw was under direct examination
by the commissioners for more than
three hours today ami then for forty
five minutes he was under fire of Jer
ome on cross examination. This cross
examination was allowed by the com
mission only after a vehement protest
from the prosecuting ofliccr that he had
not been allowed sufficient latitude iu
tho inquiry. Enjoying his first oppor
tunity of questioning tho defendant,
Jerome attempted to go into Thaw's
past life, but objections to this lino of
examination by Thaw's counsel were
sustained by the commission and it
held the district attorney to tji direct
issuo before the lunacy board whether
Thaw is capable of understanding the
character of the proceedings against
him nnd of rationally advising counsel.
Bohind Closed -Doors
Thaw's direct and cross examinations
today were held bohind closed doors and
it is said that the commission took ex
traordinary precautious to have the
hearing kept secret. When the public
session began, Jerome seemed irritable
and was constantly thereafter involved
in wordy clashes with the members of
the commission. His urgent manner of
insisting that he had a right to adduce
additional testimony before the com
mission .was generally regarded as a
concession that Thaw had made a favor
able impression during his long exam
ination. During the district attorney's
cross examination it was said that Thaw
comported himself most creditably and
answered Jerome's sharp pointed ques
tions with calmness and deliberation.
When the public was allowed to enter
the courtroom Thaw appeared jubilant.
Thaw's attorneys expressed themselves
as entirely satisfied with the finnl
stages of their client's severe examina
Jeromo's cross examination, ono at
torney declared, did not shake Thaw in
tho least. Attorneys Delmas and Hart
ridgc also took the stand. They de
clared that Thaw had fully compre
hended this phase of the trial and made
helpful suggestions from time to time.
Jerome asked Hartridge if Thaw had
not repeatedly expressed a desire to
address the court. Hartridge said he
could recall no such instance.
BOTH SIDES SAY
Managers of Busse and Dunne
Confident of Victory in
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, -March 30. A victory for
both Busse and Dunne is confidently
predicted by their respective managers
James It. Eddick, chairman of the He
publican county committee, says:
"All indications favor tho election
of Fred A. Busse.' Tho Republicans
have made a clean campaign and will
win. Iu my judgment the total vote
of tho city will bo in tho neighborhood
of 315,000. On that basis, I estimate
the mayoralty vote will givo Busso a
plurality of 35,000."
W. L. O 'Council, chairman of the
Democratic contral committee and
manager of Dunne's campaign, says:
"Mayor Dunno will be rc-olocted 'by
from 25,000 to -15,000. We hnvo boon
gnining rapidly tho past wook. Dunne
is strong because of tho enemies ho has
made. ' '
A victory for the tractiou ordinances
passed recontly by tho city council
against the protest of Mayor Dunne
was predicted tonight by leading offi
cials of soveral non-partisan organiza
tions that hnvo been crusading tho
measures during the campaign. Mayor
Dunno vetoed tho ordinances becauso
they tlid not provido for immediate mu
nicipal ownership of tho street railways.
Should tho ordinances receive the ap-
provnl of tho voters on Tuesday tho city
will practically control the surface lines
of tho city, as measures provide for
twenty-year franchises with tho city
having tho privilege of purchasing tho
lines after six months notice.
The ordinance also provides for the
immediate rehabilitation of the system
under hiiporvision of tho city engineer,
universal transfers throughout the city,
for books of the company to bo open to
city officials and that the city receive
55 per cent of the net earnings of tho
YOUNG SAFE EOBBEE
KILLED IN COLORADO
Bv Associated Press.
Git AND JUNCTION, Cala., March 30.
Refusing to obey two commands to
halt, Howard Smith, aged 20, charged
with robbing tho safe of Barton & Ter
rell's livery stable at Grand Junction,
was shot and killed at Clifton last night
by Deputy Sheriff Munson. Smith came
here somo time ago from Ely, Nov.
Munson says ho did not aim to kill
Smith and is much distressed.
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Mnrch 30. King Edward
has approved the appointment of Syd
ney Oliver to be governor of Jamaica
in succession to Sir Alexander Swetten
lmm, who recently resigned, giving as
a reason Ids advanced years.
END OF GAMBUNG
At Twelve o'clock Tonigiit All
Gambling Ceases in Ari
- At the stroke of twelve .tonight gam
bling will end in Globe, as it will
throughout the territory, and the local
members of the sjwrting fraternity ex
pect to sco the official death of gam
bling with great ceremony. When the
clock strikes twolve, every roulette
wheel will be stopped, the man behind
the faro layout will give the deck a
final shuffle and toss his cards and chips
into a sack. The policy wheel will be
taken up in tho attic and slot ma
chines will be turned to tho wall.
The gambling element has for oome
time been planning for a unique funeral
and the ceremonies tonight will prob
ably be carried out with great eclat, as
the eastern society writers say.
La at night was a busy one through
out lower Broad street, where the game
flourishes the best, and overy game had
u big play. Tonight will also bo a big
one, as many will pay their final visit
to the goddess of chance, whoe reign
in Arizona of many years comes to an
Men Charged with Rioting in
Attempted Lynching Are
John D. Houston, Fred Tomme, Vance
Bnyloss and Albert E. Guthrie, indicted
jointly for rioting on tho night of Feb
ruary 2, Inst, when an alleged attempt
was made to lynch William Baldwin,
accused of tho murder of Mrs. Harvey
Morris and child at Ifoosovelt, vyoro ar
raigned in the district court yesterday
to answer to the indictment. A de
murrer to tho indictment was presented
by tho attorneys for the indicted men
nnd Judge Nave announced that he
would take the demurrer under advise
ment. Mrs. Knthryn Guthrie was granted a
decree of divorc ofrom A. E. Guthrie
and also attorneys' tea amounting itf
$100. Tho grounds for the nction wero
drunkenness and cruelty.
In the .appeal case of C. M. Grcgo
vich vs. E. P. Shanloy, sheriff, by Pat
Rose, administrator, judgment was or
dered for tho defendant.
Judgment for tho plaintiff in the
sum of $135 was awarded in tho ense
of Barclay, Iligdon & Co. vs. C. W.
Walz tt al., the judgment boing found
against Art hut Woodhead, one of the
Judgment for the plaintiff was found
in the suit of George H. Smalloy vs.
.It. H. Itoso for debt.
DYNAMITE KILLS ONE
IN A NEVADA CAMP
By Associated Press.
COBRE, Nov., Mnrch 30. News -has
just reached this city from Bows, Nov.,
twenty pxea south of hero, of tho ex
plosion at Camp No. 0 of the Utah Con
struction company. Nick Canollis, a
Greek 18 years of age, was instantly
killod. Cnnellis was standing by tho
fire, near which was lying somo dyna
mite caps which wero being thawed out.
Tho dynamite exploded, blowing the
body twenty feot in the nir. One arm
was blown off.
No othor casualties are reported.
Burns Throws Strong Man
By Associated Press.
HASTINGS, Neb., March 30. Farm
er Burns tonight defeated Simmers, a
very strong mnn, in a straight, wrestling
bout. Burns weighed 175 pounds and
IDE UPPER HAND
Agrarian Disorders in ftouma
nia Are Being Quelled on
Every Hand by the Troops,
LAND OWNERS REQUEST
Thought at One Time that Rev
olution Had Gotten Beyond
Control of the Government
Take Years to Recover,
By Associated Press.
BUCHAREST, March 30. A report
issued this afternoon shows continual
improvement iu tho situation. Slight
outbreaks aio still lieing reKrted, but
the troops everywhere have the upper
A number of important laud owners
have petitioned the government to post
pone for one year the paying of debts
to rural banks and the payment of pri
vate debts incurred through the destruc
tion of crops.
They furl her ask the state to grant
compensation for crops and estates de
stroyed by rioters.
Troops Had Hard Task
LONDON, March 30. Great Brilaiu
is being kept fully advised by the min
ister at Bucharest and consuls through
out Roumaniu of the progress of tho
revolution iu that country and the ef
forts of the government to put down
the disorders. These reports show the
trouble has been serious and wide
spread and that the army bad an ex
tremely difficult task to cope with the
For a timo it was au open question
whether the outbreak had gotten beyond
control of the Roum.ii.inu authorities,
but dispatchs received today indicate
that the troops are iinally getting the
upper hand of the peasants. Tho dam
age has been great and it will take the
country years to recover.
Threaten to Bum
BUCHAREST, March 30. Peasants
in the petroleum district, who up to the
present have not tnken part iu the gen
eral disorders, demand an annual set
tlement of existing concessions fo indi
viduals or companies and tlint now con
cessions be made. Failing compliance
with these demands thoy threaten in
cendiarism. Strong forces of soldiers
have been sent to tho petroleum district.
Lieut, Harry "Grier Testifies in
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, March 30. The
B.iownsville investigation today, with
Lieutenant Harry S. Grier of the Twenty-fifth
infantry on the stand, before
the senate committee on military af
fairs, dealt largely with tho opinions
held by white officers as to the guilt
or innocence of tho former negro sol
diers. The lieutenant said he had been
convinced of the negroes' guilt by the
finding of Springfield rille shells and
bandoliers in the streets on the morning
of August 11. He did not approve of
the course taken by tho inspectors' de
partment of the army in trying to as
certain the guilt or iunocenco of the
meji, however, and after the ultimatum
by General Darlington that tho mou
wogjd be discharged without honor un
ion sthey produced tho guilty mon the
attitude of tho men caused him to doubt
whether thoy were guilty.
OLD SILVER MINES
Local Company Which Will Op
erate Mines Which-Yielded
Past' Fortunes ' .
Attention is at last turning to somo
of tho old silver mines in Globe district,
which wero noted for thoir output of
the whito metal thirty years ago, and
wero abandoned because of the precipi
tate decline in the price 6f silver and
high operating costs.
Among tho richest of the local silver
mines wero tho Stonewall Jackson, Han
nibal, R. E. Loo nnd Littlo Mack, situ
ated at McMillen, twenty miles oast of
Globe, nnd its strong rival-in 1876-78.
These old properties, together with n
number of other claims,, thirty-'two. in
all, have boon taken ovorby a strong
local company organized by V. Y.
Smith, one of the most 'capable and
trustworthy mining mon of Globe.- The
name of tho "new company is The Mc-
I RK FAMOUS
Mlllen-Stonowall Mining company, cap
ital $1,000,000, with shares $1 par. The
property taken over has a length of
three miles on tho Stonewall Jackson
lend, which varies in width from 30
to 100 feot.
Tho Stonewall Jackson mine was
worked by the old company up to 1883
and one claim produced over $500,000.
Later leasora took out about $100,000.
The. Hannibal mine yielded between
$50,000 and $60,000; R. E. Lee, $35,
000 to $45,000, and Little MacK, $60,
000 to $70,000. Tho workings on all
theso mines were comparatively shallow,
tho Little Mack being only sovonty-fivo
feot deep. -
Tho shaft on the Stonewall Jackson
was sunk to (100 feot, but no bre was
stoped bolow 230 feet.
The shaft was in oro all tho way
down and there was a large amount of
high grade oro in sight when tho mine
w'aa abandoned and partially filled with
water. The company's mill had only
five stamps, entirely too small to handle
the tomjago, and no oro running less
than fifty ounces was milled. Some of
the Stonewall Jackson ore was so rich
that it had to be cut with chisels. It
was boxed and shipped to Yuma by
wagon, thonce to San Francisco, where
it was sold for specimens, weight for
its weight in silver dollars. Tho Stone
wall Jackson lead is one of the best
defined fissure veins in this part of the
territory and besides its value in silver
shows indications of copper in many
places on the surface.
Somo preliminary work has recently
been done under Mr. Smith's super
vision, most important of which was
tho construction of a good wagon road
from Rico station on the G. V. O. & N.
railroad to the mine, twenty-two miles
distant. Grading has commenced for
a three-compartment shaft to be sunk
1,000 to 1,500 feet. A 10x20 Hendrie
& Bolthou steam hoist and two Knowles
Cameron pumps are expected to arrive
soon and a cross compound Rand com
pressor with capacity fpr soven drills.
Sinking tho shaft will begin this weok.
The officers of tho now company arc:
V. Y. Smith, president and general man
ager; II. L. Coombs, secretary and treas
urer; F. L. Jones, W. II. Wintors and
G. J. Ridcnour and officers named, directors.
GET i SYMPATHY
Southern Pacific Superintend
ents Say They Can Work
Every Day tn Year
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 30.
That it was totally impracticable, if
not impossible, to give telegraphers
working for the Southern Pacific seven
hours cfT out of the twelve on Sundays,
and that promotion by seniority from
telegraphers to station agents did not
yield the- best resnlts for tho company
or tho public, was tho gist of testimony
given today before tho arbitration
board by officials of the Southern Pa
cific. W. A. McOovern, superintendent of
the Tucson division; W. H. Norton, as
sistant superintendent of the western di
vision, and W, R. Scott, superintendent
of the western division, testified for the
railroad company. In his testimony
Scott stated that ho did not think it
would hurt telegraphers to work 365
days in the year, as ho himself bad dono
it for years and had experienced Vio evil
Trainmen, Managers and Gov
ernment Officials Are Still
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO,. March 30. The dissatis
faction betwen tho employees of west
ern railroads in the train service nnd
tho managers is no near'er an agreement
tonight than it has beon at any time
sinco peace negotiations were broken off
several days ago. As a result of tho
conferences today botween Commission
ers Knapp and Ncill, tho union leaders
and tho railroad officials, tho employees
have announced their willinguess to
again meet tho managers in an effort to
bring nbout a peaceable adjustment of
The joint conference was hold tonight
andwill bo held tomorrow botween the
opposing interests in the presonco of
government officials aud the belief is
exprossod by men on both sides of the
controversy that a way out of the diffi
culty would bo found.
NEW BROKERAGE OFFICE
WILL OPEN TOMORROW
' The H. H. Bru company, brokers in
listed and unlisted securities will com
mence business tomorrow in tho hand
some now offices of the company on the
main floor of tho now Trust building.
Mr. Bru will ho in charge- of tho office,
which will bo first-clnss in every par
ticular. Ha)f-hour quotations will bo re
ceived frpm New York and Boston and
"frtnv.the Duluth and ishpeming curbs.
Mr. Bru is not a novice in the broker
age business and ho oxpects to do a
good " business, which he undoubtedly
Will. x '
IN SIGHT VET
Directors of Pacific States
- Company Say They Knew
Nothing of Bribe Giving,
RUEF RECEIVED MONTHLY
SALARY FROM COMPANY
Boss Grafter Got $1,200 Per
Month from Telephone Com
pany Schmitz-Denies Try
ing to Cause Resignations,-
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March SO.
Two sensational pieces of evidence in
tho bribery-graft investigation were ad
duced before tho grand jury today.
Three members of the executive board
of tho Pacific States Telephone com
pany, E. S. Pillsbury, Homer 8. King
aud Timothy Hopkins, testified that
they had no knowledge whatsoever of
tho alleged bribing of supervisors to
vote against the award of a competitive
franchise to the Home Telephone com
pany, and that If bribery was commit
ted, it was "up to" Vice President
Louis Glass, whom the grand jury has
already indicted on nine counts, to ex
plain. Another member of the execu
tive board, Percy C. Morgan, made the
same denial of knowledge several days
ago when on tho witness stand.
Had Boss Under Salary
The second sensation came when E.
S. Pillsbury, who is a director of the
Pacific States company, testified that
Abraham Ruef, the indicted political
boss, has been for more than two years '
on the private pay roll of the corpora
tion and has been paid regularly $1,20J)
a month. This, said Pillsbury, was more
than the salary paid to himeslf.
When he discovered this, he testified,
he objected to the company and his own
remuneration was increased.
The following witnesses were exam
ined by the grand jury today: E. S.
Pillsbury, Timothy Hopkins and Homer
S. King; W. J. Kennedy, cashier of the '
Pacific States company; John S. Can
non, janitor of the Mills building, who
was interrogated as to his knowledge pf
the alleged payment of supervisorial
bribes by J. V. Halsey; Dr. Fred Eaton
and Miss Mary Ryan. The latter was .
Agent Halscy's stenographer at
tho timo of the alleged bribery. Louis
Glass caused considerable surprise by
appearing in the witness room. He
stated that he had come of his own voli- ''
tion. Heney and Burns contradicted -'r
this statement flatly. They said that
Glass had been subpoenaed, but by mis-,
take. "''" '
Trial Begins Tuesday
District Attorney Langdon said that
if present plans were not altered the
grand jury would be in session until
Thursday of next week and that the .
trial of Ruof on the French restaprant
extortion charges will bo actually be
gun next Tuesday and steadily proceed
Langdon stated that additional in
dictments will be returned as a result
of the telephone investigations, but did .,
not say against whom.
Mayor Schmitz today issued a state
ment denying the charge made by the'' ":
prosecution that he is endeavoring by ' '
vigorous means to cause the resignation! .
of a certain number of supervisors iir,
order to fill their places 'with men who
would frustrate any attempt on th
part of tho supervisorial board to "re,-" '
voke public service franchises, which
they are accused of having awarded as
a result of bribery. Mayojr. Schmitz said,
however, that some local labor organiza
tions are using their influence to cause
the resignation of supervisors who have
confessed their guilt tb the grand jury.
Can Defend Himself
Abo Ruef today intimated that- hi '
defense against any indictments arising
from tho alleged confessions of Super
visor Gallagher will be that Gallagher's
.testimony, if ho has testified, is without
corroboration and cannot pa supported
by the testimony of other witnesses.
In a second interview Ruof for the
first timo sinco his capture, denounced
the prosecutors and declared' that he
is being kept iu prison in violation of
all legality -and precedent and an
nounced that he wilt produce in court .
affidavits sworn to before his capture,
proving that tho acts of tho prosecutors
are parts of a conspiracy. Ruof claimed
also that the reasou every newspapor iu
San Francisco is denouncing him as h. .
grafter and rascal is that tho newepa-.
pers are cither privately subsidized or
unable to wield tho influence in tho ad
ministration of affairs thoy craved. '
Elisor Biggy took Ruof for a walk"
in the streets this afternoon, thf..
weather being exceptionally flno. Ruef
was allowed to havo a. pair of heavy
dumbbells brought into his prison chanf
ber. With theso ho practicU regularly.
REFORM LAW8 FOR
JfEBRAOTCA IN EFFXCT
By Associated Press.
LINCOLN, Neb., March 30. Gover
nor Sheldon today signed tho anti-pass
and tho child labor bills. Both carried
an emorgency clause and tho laws aie
effectivo from this date.
Tho houso by an unanimous vote
passed tho senate bill to prohibit brew
ers from owning saloons or saloon IK .
censes. Its object is to force' brewers
and wholesalers out of , 'the retail Ilqnor
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