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Deputy City Engineer
Makes Surprising
Asserts the Contractors
Received $82,631.25
Excess Payments
Report Made to Board of Public Works
Said to Have Been Based on Fig.
ures Used by Harry F.
W. S. Kingsbury, chief deputy In the
city engineer's department, rendered
a report to the board of public works
yesterday showing that the amount of
work done on the outfall sewer is but
about 60 per cent, instead of the 80
per cent the contractors have been
paid for.'
These figures show that of the six
sections of the tunnel, measuring a
total of 64,378 feet, only 38,551 have been
completed by fStansbury & Powell, and
that 25,837 feet yet remain to be done
before the outfall sewer is finished.
Of the tunnel section No. 3, contain
ing 12,824 fset, only 3504 feet have been
forced, leaving 9320 feet to be com
pleted. This whs the section the con
tractors were working on when they
drew off their workmen and abandoned
the contract. Section 6, measuring 5313
feet, is the only section that has been
entirely finished. ■-■■','■'.
The board was surprised when Mr.
Kingsbury presented these figures, as
they show much more work to be done
than the board had anticipated.
Surprise for Board
"These figures show that the con
tractors have misled us In the amount
of work that has been done on- the
sewer," said a member of the board of
public works yesterday, "and as a con
sequence they have been paid more
than 75 per cent of the cost prtce they
were entitled to under' the contract:
The amount of tha sewer completed Is
less.' than three-fifths, whereas, from
the amount of money that has been
paid . the contractors, it should be
The contract price to be paid Stans
bury & Powell for the completion of
the outfall sewer was $565,000. The
contract stipulates that at- certain
specified times the contractors are to
be paid for 75 per cent of the work
they have completed, the city retaining
25 per cent until the work has been
accepted. There is but $228,118.75 still
left in the fund for paying contractors.
This amount is supposed to represent
not only the contract cost of the un
completed work, but 25 per cent of the
contract cost of work that has been
Only Three-fifths Completed
• According to Mr. Kingabury's figures
to the board, only about three-fifths of
the work has bo far been done, yet
Stansbury & Powell have already
received $336,881.25, -which, according to
the contract, should represent 80 per
cent of the entire work completed.
With approximately but three-fifths
of the work done, according to Klngs
bury's figures, there shouid still be
$310,750 left In the fund for paying the
contractors. Instead of which there is
but $228,118.75.
"With the total cost of constructing
the sewer $565,000. three-fifths would be
$339,000. Of this $339,000 E5 per cent, or
$84,750, should have been retained by
the city until the entire work is com
pleted. Simple subtraction shows that
the amount paid the contractors, If Mr.
Kingsbury's figures are correct, should
have been only $254,250, whereas $336,
881.25 has been paid.
These figures would show an over
payment to the contractors of $82,
631.25. ••; '
Used Stafford's Figures
Mr. Kingsbury admitted yesterday,
although with some reluctance, that
in making his estimate which he sub
mitted to the board he had used the
same figures on which Harry F. Staf
ford, the late city engineer, had based
his estimates.
The last order on the outfall In Mr.
Stafford's handwriting is to the effect
that more than 79 per cent of the
work on the sewer has been done.
Apparently there is a mistake, either
by Mr. Stafford or Mr. Kingsbury, and
Mr. Kingsbury, while declaring that
his figures are approximate, says that
he has made no mistake.
By Associated Press.
SALISBURY. N. C, Aug. 10.— What
is said to be the first instance of the
conviction of a lyncher in the history
of the state was furnished here to
George Hall, a white ex-convict of
Montgomery county, North Carolina,'
who was one of the party that 'Mon
day night lynched three negroes in Jail
here for the murder of the Lyerly
family, was found Rullty of conspiracy
in connection with that crime and was
sentenced to fifteen years at hard labor
In the penitentiary, the maximum sen
tence provided by law.
Hall's trial ended this evening at 7
o'clock. The Jury was out but thirty
minutes. Hall's counsel has appealed
on the ground that Governor Glenn
was In Atlantic City when the appeal
term at which Hall was tried was or
dered, and that, being out of the
state's bounds, he had no Jurisdiction.
Accounts Short; Resigns
By Associated Preen.
AKRON, 0., Aug. 10.— County Treas
urer F. E. Bmlth. who was found short
In hia accounts nearly $282,000 by ex
aminers appointed by the probate court
recently, resigned the office today.
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE: lD""l D ""r y e, b k. c ."t» rl " I 65 CENTS
By Asioclftted Press,
NEW TORK, Aug. 10.— When ftn ftu
tomoblle owned and driven by Stewart
ESUIott fan Into n mounted policeman
In the Bronx early today, Mrs. How
ard of 637 Tremont avenue, Baltimore,
Was thrown out and so seriously in
jured that she died tonight In Ford
ham hospital.
Miss Margaret Evans of this city,
also of the party, is still In the hos
pital, seriously hurt. Mr. Elliott and
the policeman, Harry F. Smith, were
slightly Injured.
The mounted officer was riding after
the auto in an attempt to arrest the
driver of the machine for an alleged
violation of the speed law.
He galloped alongside the car, -when
It swerved townrd him. ■ The horse
stumbled and fell and the automobile
was thrown into a flre plug and
wrecked. Elliott was taken Into cus
tody, but was released early In the
day. Following the death of Mrs.
Howard tonight, however, Elliott's re
arrest was ordered by the coroner.
Resumption of Silver Purchases by the
Treasury, He Declares, Will
Stimulate Many Lines of
By AnYmo>it»A Press.
DENVER, Aug.— lo.— "The principal
effect of the resumption of silver pur
chases by the treasury department
under the necessity of , an Increased
demand for subsidiary coins," said
Gen. Frank Hall, the veteran mining
writer, In a signed article In the Den
ver Post today, "will be to stimulate
the production of silver bearing ores
from mines already opened.'
"Certain mines that have been closed
since 1893 will be re-opened because
the market will be more stable and in
the ever-present hope of an advance
in price. This implies early enlarge
ment of both milling and smelting fa
cilities. V.
• It ; means, moreover, Increased ac
tivity In, all .lines of business, the em
ployment of more men and a flood of
prosperity for -all railways which-pen
etrate the mining, regions. It is also
liable to multiply orders for mining
machinery , and all supplies entering
Into mine work. :■..-,••
"Nothing that has occurred in the
last decade has caused more rejofclng
among producers of mineral wealth
than the action taken by the secre
tary of the treasury Just promulgated.
The beneficial influence will be felt
throughout Colorado and all the min
ing states of the west. It will aug
ment the production of gold and also
of the rare metals.
An increased output of sliver means
a larger volume of lead, zinc and cop
per, for these metals are so closely as
sociated that it is practically impos
sible to Increase one without a cor
responding Increase of the others."
dy Associated Press.
VIENNA, Aug. 10.— According to a
message received here from Constanti
nople the sultan's Indisposition made
necessary the cancellation of today's
The foreign representatives who had
assembled to witness the ceremony
withdrew when this became known
and the troops stationed at the spot
were dispersed.
i It Is said the sultan must undergo
an operation, and It is even declared
he -has already done so. This news
of the sultan's ill health has awakened
deep Interest here.
Secretary to President Roosevelt Is
' Made Defendant in Action
Brought by Woman
By Associated Press.
OYSTER BAY, L. 1., Aug. 10.—Wil
liam Loeb, Jr., secretary to President
Roosevelt, wa« made defendant In a
$50,000 damage suit today in which he
Is charged with having caused the
false arrest of Nadage Doree, a Jew
ish writer.
The arrest was made last winter in
Washington, when Miss Doree was
distributing leaflets ■ advertising her
work in defense of Russian Jews at
St. John's Episcopal church.
Papers were served on Mr. Loeb to
day by a New York firm of lawyers.
They require him to make answer
within twenty days In New York.
Mr. Loeb will be defended by the
department of Justice. The arrest, he
says, was made by the Washington
police force without his knowledge.
Miss Doree made an unsuccessful at
tempt to see President Roosevelt at
Oyster Bay last summer, . - ■ ■•
George B. Rafferty of Pittsburg Passes
Worthless Checks, but Papa
Makes Good
By Amtoclated Press.
WASHINGTON, Aug. -10.— George B.
Rafterty, son of, Gilbert T. Rafferty,
the Plttsburg coke magnate, who was
arrested here on the charge of passing
worthless checks, wus not compelled
to stand trial in the police court today.
Inspector Boardman received a tel«
grain from a representative of the
man's father and ussurunce was given
that the amount of the false checks,
aggregating about $15, would be mads
up to the complainants.
District Attorney Baker had the
charges nolle pressed and Rafterty wot
released. •
He promised to return home.
Two Men Are Injured
and Machine Is
Chauffeur Who Was in the
VScotty' Wreck One
of Those Hurt
Patrolman Who Witnessed Accident
Bays That Automobile Was Going
at Rapid Rate Before
Fred W. Gray, who recently came to
Los Angeles from Ballarat, in the Pana
mlnt district, and who has been living
at the Spencer on West Third street,
was Injured this morning shortly after
midnight In a collision between an auto
mobile In which he and a party of
friends were riding, and a street car.
The accident occurred at the corner
of Twelfth and Main, and' after the
colllslo-n the automobile caught fire and
Gray was accompanied by Jack Cur
ren w who also came In from Ballarat
recently, and who was known as the
King of. Ballarat. Curren was cut
slightly, and Gray was cut on the head.
Both men .were taken to the emergency
and general hospital, where they were
treated. ' . . '
, The automobile was hired by the men
at the White garage, Seventh and
Broadway. "
■ In the "Sootty" Wreck
Jack Keogh, who was the chauffeur
of the car in which "Scotty" was nearly
killed about. a year ago, was driving the
car, the number of which was 1616.
The car was a southbound Pico
Heights, No. 305. ...
A patrolman, who saw the accident,
stated that the automobile was run
ning at a high rate of speed. When
the chauffeur attempted .to avoid the
car the machine skidded and one of the
axles broke.
The occupants of the machine were
Fred Gray, Jack Cahlll, Jack Curren,
Dick Wells, who lives at the Hollen
beck, and Jack Keogh. )
San Francisco Woman Who Is Sup.
posed to Have Turned on Gas
Succumbs Without Recover
ing Consciousness
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10.— Gas
supposed to have been turned on in the
home of W. D. Hersey by his wife to
day cost the lives of Mrs. Hersey and
of the second child.
Kells Hersey died yesterday and this
morning Bertie, aged six, succumbed
to the effects of carbon monoxide
fumes. . . .- < . \ ..
Mrs: Hersey died this afternoon
without having regained consciousness.
Her decline since the time her husband
found her unconscious with the two
children had been gradual.
What prompted Mrs. Hersey to turn
on the gas in her home will probably
never be known, as she died without
giving any explanation. An Incoherent
note that she left before committing
the act did not ascribe a reason.
A $30,000 PAINTING
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Aug. 10.— United States
customs officers today took action
which may result In the confiscation of
a Galnesborough painting valued at
The picture, "The Countess of Bris
tol," which depicts the head of the
famous English beauty, was shipped
recently from London by Thomas Ag
new & Sons, English art dealers. The
importer is a resident of Chicago whose
identity has not been divulged.
The painting was invoiced as having
a value of $15,470. Appraiser Fowler
had the Importation examined and
upon certain information which came
into his possession advanced the value
to $20,000.
After he had made his return to
Collector Stranahan he learned from
London that the painting was worth at
least $30,000. He then requested a re
appraisement before the board of
United States general appraisers.
Special to The Herald.
REDL.ANDS, Aug. 10.— At a meeting
held tonight property owners of tliu
Lugonla district, this city, purposed de
manding better domestic water service
and denouncing the action of furring
the present sewer system upon them.
Several speakers openly charged
members of the city council with graft
ing and' endeavoring to drive widows
from their homes In order ot get pos
session of property for little or noth
ing. Feeling is running high.
Special to The Herald. :\i
LONDON, An*. 10— An attack 4
on th« frnlt and vegetable run- ••
nerle* of the Pacific coast Is made < !
In n letter tinted I.os Ana;eles and '•
signed Iltidolph K. Schwlrln, which <<
U published In the Saturday Ilf 4
view of this week> 4
The writer declares ftrooil* from 4
quite nil thtf are represented to 4
be. A
"Copper, arsenic and sulphuric ■•
a«ld," he say*, "nre some of the In- "
grrrilent* thst enter Into the 4
preparation of these goods, and 4
vtlint la qnlte a* objectionable Is 4
the practice of soaklna; labels oft 4
of old canned stock often many <•
years old, and Imhiliik the same <<
under new covers as the season's 4
Intest pnek." .4
Srhwlrln snys the United States "
Inspectors* guarantees are worth- 4
less nnd foreign nntlona should re- <<
quire nil Imports of these Pacific •;
coast aroods to be vouched for liy <•
their ovrn Inspectors. 4
The Saturday Hovlpw does not ■<
sny who Schwlrln Is. 4
In Hand to Hand Conflict on the
Island of Leyte Bloody Encoun
ter Ends in Five
By Associated Press.
MANILA, Aug. 10.— First Lieut. John
F. James and two • privates of the
Eighth infantry, with Contract Surgeon
Calvin Snyder and Internal Revenue
Collector Williams of Illinois, were
killed yesterday afternoon in a. hand
to hand fight with a force of Pulajanes
at Julita, island of Leyte. . ,-.■,. )i
The detachment, which consisted of
ten men, was greatly outnumbered, but
made a gallant fight.- The Pulajanea
captured three pistols, four Krag-Jor
gensen rifles and 300 rounds of ammu
nition. • ■•::•£. -.'• \
Dispatch to War Department Gives
Names of Killed
By Associated Press v
WASHINGTON, Aug. I 10.— The war
department has received the following
dispatch from General "Wood dated to
day at Manila:
"First Lieut. John F. James, Contract
Surgeon Calvin. D. Snyder, Privates
William J. Glllick and Mathies Zook,
Company F, Eighth infantry, killed
about 6 p. m., August 9th, near Julita,
Leyte, by Pulajanes."
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.— A tele
gram was received at the bureau of
Insular affairs of the war department
today from the comptroller and gen
eral receiver of customs at Santo Do
mingo announcing that John Milbourn,
a Porto Rlcan, was killed and Charles
P. Thurston, an American, wounded
by smugglers in the vicinity of Las
Matas on August 5, and that Thurston
died of his wounds on August 8.
Las Matas Is about twelve miles east
of the Haytlan frontier in Santo Do
mingo. !"..!■"',
Thurston had been employed as a
deputy ■ receiver of customs at Com
mendador on the Haytian frontier and
Milbourn was an Inspector In the same
territory. Commendador Is the nearest
custom house to the place where the
conflict occurred, and was established
to prevent smuggling over the Haytlan
Or Associated Frews.
KANSAS CITY, Mo,, Aug. -10.— It
was stated here today that Governor
Folk had sent word to Liberty, Mo.,
that as far as he is concerned he would
not interfere with the execution of
Mrs. Agnes Myers and Frank Hott
man, charged with the murder of the
woman's husband at Kansas City.
• The date of execution was previously
set by the state supreme court for
Monday, September 3.
By Associated Press.
STOCKTON, Aug. 10.— Frank Alta
moranc, a Mexican employed in the
Southern Pacific roundhouse at Tracy,
was klled this afternoon by the Ba
kersfleld passenger train, No. S3, on
Its arrival at that point about noon.
The man, of whom little is known,
started across the track as the train
was approaching.
His foot caught In a frog, and before
he could release himself he was run
down and cut to pieces.
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In. iiiuiill NO 74
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Bank Teller Takes
His Life at
Wrecked Institution Is
Cause of Another
Criticism by Neighbors Said to Have
Led to Act of Self. Destruction.
Stensland Is Still at
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Aug. 10.— Frank Kowal-
Pkl, paying teller of the Milwaukee
Avenue State bank, which failed last
Monday and for some time assistant
receiving teller in addition to his other
duties, shot and killed himself tonight
at his home, 340 North Carpenter
Criticism by neighbors and lifelong
friends, who accused him of a share in
the downfall of the bank, Is believed
to have driven Kowalskl to his death.
Kowalskl had complained bitterly of
the suspicions of his friends and de
clared that unless his character was
speedily cleared he would take his
own life. i .
Kowalskl's relatives assert their firm
belief that he was Innocent of any
knowledge of the mismanagement of
the bank by President Stensland. '
Was Himself a Depositor
When the bank failed Kowalskl had
$700 of his own money on deposit in the
instltutioin and hia immediate relatives
nearly ?50,000. Had • the teller known
of Stensland's defalcations, they as
sert, he would at least have notified
his relatives and would have taken his
own money out of. the defalcation.
The dead teller;, who was 30 years
old, had been with the bank for thir
teen years. J
The search 'for Paul O. Stensland,
the missing president. Is being extended
to all parts of the country. Cashier
Hering, who was arrested yesterday,
spent, today ;-\vit»{ the state's repre
sentatives and Bank Examiner Jones
in examining the bank's collateral In
an effort to determine how much the
president is short in hia accounts.
After an all-day search forged notes
aggregating more than $500,000 were
found and are now in the possession of
the state's attorney, who will use them
in the prosecution of the officials re
sponsible for their utterance.
From statements made today by
Hering regarding loans by Stensland
as banker to himself, and the short
ages found by previous Investigations,
it la asserted tonight that when a final
adjustment of the affairs of the bank
Is made it will be found that President
Stensland's defalcations will aggregate
$2,000,000. • ■• ' • : ■ :
Two Envelopes Discovered Containing
Notes and Bank Forms
By Associated Press
CHICAGO, Aug. 10.— Assistant State's
Attorney Olsen found what he termed
a "regulaV forger's nest" while going
through the books and papers of the
Milwaukee Avenue State bank with
Cashier Hering and State Bank Exam
iner Jones today. The "nest" wns
composed of two envelopes filled with
notes and blank forms. The blank
forms contained signatures which had
been traced from the regular depositors'
signature books.
According to Mr. Olsen, these were
ready to be filled In for any amount
which would be charged to the account
of the person whose name was signed.
The other envelope contained notes run
ning up to thousands of dollars, with
the names of many prominent business
men attached.
The authorities will endeavor to dis
cover whether or not these names wero
forged. The notes were found hidden
In President Stensland's private vault.
One note for $20,000 bearing the sig
nature of F. S. Peabody was examined
by Mr. Peabody, who declared it was
not his signature.
Bank President Is Said to Have Been
a Plunger
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO. Aug. 10.— In addition to
the discovery of a private ledger, kept
by President Paul O. Stensland of the
wrecked Milwaukee Avenue State bank,
and In which was concealed a record of
$191,000 of savings bank deposits, an
other sensational book came to light
during the examination of Cashier
Henry W. Hering by Assistant State's
Attorney Olsen at the bank last night.
. This book showed Stensland in a new
role— that of sport and race track gam
bler. ' The book showed that the missing
president, in company with a coterie of
friends, was a heavy plunger on the
races, i It contained memoranda of the
campaigns on the turf. One day Stens
land and his companions bet $75,000 to
win $60,000 on a horse called General
The animal won. There were lots of
losings, however, to offset this big wln
i«i»K- *S7ta&
"This shows," said Hering, "that I'm
not the only fellow around here who
followed the ponies."
The authorities are chary of reposing
Implicit confidence In Herlng's state
ment that he did not forget names on
certain notes, and by Implication insin
uating that Stensland did.
The reason is this: For the last two
or three years Stensland has not been
physically perfect. His nerves ha;l
given him a lot of trouble, and so poor
has been his control of them that his.
hands have shaken us If he had the
No wavering penman could do the
high grade forgery that has been go
ing on
6p#clnl to Th« Herald.
RIVERSIDE, Aug. 10.— Judge Noyen
today received a telegram from Jus
tice Henshaw announcing that the su
preme court had iinanlmnußly affirmed
him In the cane of Newport vs. Temes
cal Water company.
This |g the most Important water
case ever tried In Southern California,
as It means that the supreme court
has virtually reversed Itself In the
famous Katz-Walkenfthaw case.
The suit was brought to enjoin the
defendant company from operating
wells at Ethanac. Judge Noyes" de
cision was a sweeping affirmation of
the right of defendants to pump water
and transmit it to Corona, and it In
volved a general discussion of the
question of the right to the use of
underground waters and their trans
mission to distant points for Irrigation
Had the plaintiff been sustained Co
rona would have lost its entire water
supply for 2000 people and 12,000 acres
of land.
Fruitland, Texas, Is Scene of Accl.
, dent Which May End In
, ' . '■■'.; the Death of Several
' Passenger*
By Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 10.— A special to the
Post-Dispatcb from Dallas, Tex., Bays
that fifty persons were injured in a
wreck on the Forth Worth & Denver
City railroad near Fruitland, Tex. A
relief train has been sent from there,
carrying physicians.
,The wreck occurred about 1 a. m. on
a long curve near Fruitland. The
sleeper and one day coach went down
a twenty-foot embankment.
The Injured: V
Coleman Alvord, serious.
Joe Davis, Longview, serious.
P. Carson, Amarillo, serious.
One Chinaman, serious.
F. A. Gaston, Bowie, serious.
Pullman conductor, slight.
A. Kernan, Dallas, arm broken and
shoulder dislocated; , ..-'-^
T. F. Ballon, Matador, serious.
O. W. Lasslter and wife, Quannah;
wife hurt on the head and body.
Leslie Stalllngs, Bowie, serious.
C. A. Roberts, conductor, Fort Worth,
scalp wounds.
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Miller, New Bos
ton, scalp wounds and injured chest
and back; Mrs. Miller's injuries serious.
J. W. Thorne, Reeves, Term., shoulder
S. L. Bolden, Matador, scalp wounds.
\V. H. Myers, Henrietta, internal in
juries, very serious.
W. E. Robinson, Hereford, Tex., back
and shoulder hurt, slight.
P. W. Bowie, Temple, Tex., Internally
J. F. Smith, Postoffice, serious.
J. B. Rymer, Walnut Springs, scalp
and knee wounds.
Mrs. R. M. Hensley, son and daughter,
Prosper, all hurt about head.
Miss Welsh and father, hurt back and
Miss Ray Sounders, Fort Worth, nose
Miss Jennie Edwards, Cleburne,
M. C. Clemmens and wife, Fort
Worth, slight.
J, G. Bank and wife, San Marcos,
J. G. Evans, Wichita Falls, arm and
shoulder hurt.
W. A. Snyder, Oklahoma, shoulder
Henry Colman, Elwood, back and hip
Miss K. J. Moore, Llano, Tex., head
bruised and back wrenched.
J. W. Wlnson, Sherman, back,
shoulder and face bruised.
Miss Emma Holden, Shreveport, La.,
back wrenched.
C. C. Waters, Sprlngtown, leg ampu
tated, very serious.
Miss Anderson, Falrfleld, Tex.,
sprained back.
Miss Lizzie Anderson, Falrfleld, Tex.,
bruised arm.
Miss Gray, Llano, head bruised.
Miss Board, San Antonio, head
bruised and nearly smothered in berth.
A number of others suffered minor
hurts. The majority of the injured were
taken to Bowie for medical attention
and a number were taken into Fort
By AfmodateA Preaa.
NEW ORLEANS, . Aug. 10.—Dis
patches were received here saying that
Frank Mulling was shot and killed by
his ten-year-old son yesterday at Bow
ieton station, Miss.
It was said that Mullins was whip
ping another of his children and that
his wife, when she attempted to In
terfere, was struck with the strap Jn
her husband's hand.
The ten-year-old boy shot his father
with a revolver after his mother had
been struck.
Tramps Living Easy
Dy Associated I'resa.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10.—Accord
ing to the statement made yesterday
by Rudolph Spreckels, all the tramps
In California are In San Francisco, liv
ing easy at the expense of the relief
fund. lie says he has hundreds of let
ters from all parts of the state from
ranchers and fruit raisers needing
help, but that comparatively tew
refugees take advantage of the oppor
tunity offered. He said he could find
work also for 20,000 women hop pickers.
Find Woman's Hat
and Note on Pier at
Santa Monica
Victim Wore Underwear
Lost by Los Angeles
Visitor to Beach
Doctor Will Chemically Examine
Stomach for Poison— Temescal
Canyon Yields No Further
Convicting Evidence
Conductor C. C. Lake of the
Santa Monica line laat nlgbt nn
earthed a vnlunl.ir- clew.
He -told The Herald that two'
men on his cnr told of a woman's
lint having been found on the
Santa Monica pier about- a month
njto. •; ;,\ . ■ \ \ .
The hnt contained a note—prob
ably In man's lininlwrltlug;— mnjlag
that the owner of the hat had
committed nulclde. -', '*'"*'
The note was evidently placed
there to create the Impression that
the ivoniim wrote v farewell mes
sage and then jumped Into the
The belief, however. Is that the
murderer of the woman fonnd In
Temescal canyon put the hat there
and Indited the note.
The authorities will today try
to find out whnt became' of the hat
and keep the handwriting for ref
Two Important clews were un
earthed last night in the Temescal
canyon murder mystery.
The Herald has learned that a
woman's hat was-put on the Santa'
Monica pier with a noto saying that
the wearer had committed suicide. ."""
The hat was placed there about a
month ago, and as no record of a miss
ing woman exists at that period it is
safe to assume, interested parties
think, that the murderer brought the
woman's hat to that conspicuous spot
in order to create a wrong Impression.
It has also been ascertained that
Mrs. Arthur Levy's garments were
worn by the dead woman— garments
that had been stolen or borrowed from
a laundry on the beach.
Mrs. Levy, who lives on Magnolia
avenue, In Los Angeles, but spent July
and part of August in Santa Monica,
missed some undermuslins and received
a refund from the laundry, and the
marks on the victim's clothes corre
spond with those given to Mrs. Levy.
On this odd coincidence these state-.
merits are baseil.
Conductor Hears Clew
C. C. Lake, conductor on the Santa
Monica line, known to his friends as
the man with plenty of seas and a lake
In his name, unearthed tha first clew.
He heard two men, who seemed to be
Continued on puge tiro.
Southern California: Cloudy Sat
urday; light west winds. Maxi.
mum temperature in Los Angeles
yesterday, 82 degrees; minimum,
62 degrees.
I—Work1 — Work on sewer is overpaid.
2 — Uncle Sam to employ Chinese.
3 — Suicide theory now advanced.
A — Editorial.
s— City news.
6— Sport s.
7 — Southern California news.
B—Markets.8 — Markets.
9 — Classified advertisements.
10 — Railroad news.
Tell*r of Milwaukee Avenue bank,
Chicago, commits suicide because ,'.
neighbors and friends accuse him of
complicity in wrecking that institution.
Government officials announce their
intention of hiring Chinese to work on
the Panama canal.
Denver man declares many silver
mines, now idle, will again be operated
because of the resumption of silver pur
chases by the United States treasury. ;
Stanford university declares for an
"open shop."
Supreme court renders important
decision in water case. . '
Act of San Francisco woman proves
fatal to herself and two sons.
Santa Monica murder mystery near*
Deputy city engineer nays outfall
sewer contractors have been overpaid.
Many candidates for city positions |
dibpUy activity.
City Treasurer Workman offers land
for park purposes.
Estimates show large excess over an
ticipated revenue of city.
Counsel . for Stackpols advance*
theory of suicide on part of Scheck.
One-legged man tried twice in one
day. . , •
Two men Injured by collision between
automobile and street

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