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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 157.
MILK COMES FROM DAIRIES MOST FOUL Disgusting Condition Found by Health Officers Nauseating Details Are Given in Report of Inspectors Names of Farms Are Made Public Where Filthy State of Barns and Corrals Is Declared to Be Inexcusable DIIITY l>Mltll> MUST i CLBATT lIP OR SHUT UP ¦ I.aftt nlßlit Mayor Harper de- < ' dared that lip would probably call <s ' a Kpeclal meeting of the board of <• ' health today to take Immediate <• ' >i(f|ts toivnrdn pnforplns; iinnltary v i reKiilatlnnn In the dalrlea vlnlted < 1 Sundiiy Tvhere lax conditions were < ' fund to exist. < • "They will be told to clean up 4 • mill keep clean or no more of their <• > milk will go on the market," snld << i the mayor. • , <! "We will never drink another glass of milk till conditions In the dairies are remedied," said Drs. Seymour, Dickin son and Moore almost In one breath yesterday at the meeting of the board of health after they had presented their report concerning a visit to a number of dairies Sunday. It was a revelation to them and as a result of this official inspection dirty dairymen may expect but little quarter at the health board's hands during the Harper administration. Tho member! went at random, with Dr. Powers and Inspector Hood as guides, going to dairies Just beyond the city limits. What they saw made them shudder. Drs. Seymour and Moore will go be fore the finance committee of the coun cil Saturday morning and make a plea that funds be found for at least one more milk Inspector. Filth Found Nearly Everywhere The report as read was as follows: "We, a committee of the board of health, consisting of Drs. Powers, Dick son und Seymour, Mr. Hood and my self, beg leave to submit the following report of a few duirles inspected by our body on March 3. "These dairies are all outside the city limits, but supply certain so-called dairies which deliver milk to the city trade. We visited in all ten dairies. Inspecting as far as possible stanch lons, milk houses, coolers, corrals and the herd. "A. McClure & Son— A. McClure & Son, a ranch about two miles from the elty limits, was the first dairy visited. We found the stanchions in a deplor able condition; manure and filth around about the cows which were standing ready to be milked. The cows were dirty, udders and teats of the majority of lows bespattered with manure. Ono cow which was milked the same as the healthy cows had a lump on her upper Jaw, the nature of which could not be determined. The corrals were filthy, showing lack of care. "Platt's — Platt's dairy was next vis ited. We found the farm In fairly good condition, the milk cooling room being well arranged, but the receptacle made to receive the milk was not well pro tected. This should be properly screened to prevent carrying flies, etc., from the outside iiir into the milk as It passes through the cooler. We found manure dumped too close to the stanchions, offering a possible means of infecting tho milk before It leaves the barn. Filthy Conditions Found "Lynwood dairy — The Lynwood dairy, owned- by Mr. Sessions and considered as one of tho fnrms of the Belle Ver non dairy, was next visited. We found the farm In a miserable condition. The excuse given was that they had lately moved Into their new quarters and tiey could not find help to do the work. The stanchions were dirty and the drains were In a filthy condition. A temporary drain leading from tho stanchions to a pool of water where the cuttle were allowed to drink was poorly constructed. It did not have the propor till ii. reaaary, allowing filth to accu multite around the car barns. Horses were kept within ten or fifteen feet from the stanchions. We also noticed cow manure in the horses' stable, probably meaning that some of the cows were milked there. A vile smell- Ing water closet was within twenty five or thirty feet of the stanchions. Many files must necessarily carry the tilth to the milk that we consume. The niifk house was fairly well protected, but the cooler was small, Inadequate to cool the amount of milk that must pass over it. The entrance to the cooler was not protected. The lack of care to the farm is attributed to the luck of labor. ■Gentlemen, are you surpri this, when three employes sleep in a room of about 16x^0 feet, dirty and poorly kept, with no inean.s to wash i he faucets in the yiinl, \\i!h a bath tub adjoining the milk hoUM? " I asked one of the employes if the men who cleaned the barns milked the cows. lie replied 'Yes,' admitting that the iws were milked first and. the stanchions cleaned - out afterward. These men with the same clothing, prohahly worn for iluya, clean barns, (i uulluurU uu I'UltV fr'uur.l Los Angeles Herald. mICE: j rVr Month I DO LbNIS ANNUAL BRIGADE ENCAMPMENTS ARE TO BE OMITTED N y Associated Press. 4*4 * ' WASHINGTON, March 6.— As- ♦ 4 > Blatant Secretary of War Oliver + •!• tins notified the governors of the 414 1 4 > various states and territories 4> 4 » which have an organized militia 4 + force that it has been found necea- 414 1 4 > sary to omit for this year the 414 1 ♦ contemplated annual brigade and ♦ 4 * division encampments for the in- 4» ♦ struct Inn of the Infantry, cavalry 4* 4 14 1 and field artillery of the regular 4" 4 * army. 4* 4 * This Is clone because posts will 4* 4 * be depleted by mason of the nb- 414 1 4 * sonro of about 6000 troops In Cuba, 414 1 4 * a considerable number at the 4* 4 14 1 Jamestown exposition and the 4* 4 * movement of a largo portion of 4* 4 the army to the Philippines. ♦ 4 > In lieu thereof ramps of lnstrnr- 4* 4 * tlon for the const artillery of the 4* 4 « army will be established during 4> 4 14 1 tho season of 1007. 4> 4 m|.*4.4.4»j.188.8.131.52>4.4,4,4»h.4.4,4.4,4,4.4,4»|, HARRIMAN TELLS OF GREATEST FEAT By Associated Press. WASHINGTON. March 6.— When shown the Associated Press dispatches tonight announcing that another storm had broken over the Salton sea and the Southern Pacific tracks were under water, El. H. Harriman, head of the Harriman system of railroads, said: "Thnt reminds me that I was asked today by one of the interstate com merce commissioners what I regarded as the greatest achievement in my railroad experience. My reply was that I considered the closing of the break In the. Colorado river on February 11 as the most remarkable achievement of recent history. . "In the handling of rock and stone our engineers made a record which Is likely to stand for many years to come. The time actually consumed in making the inclosure was fifteen days and two hours, during which 77,000 cubic yards of rock, gravel and clay were handled. "Temporarily at least the Colorado has been conquered, but like the Mis sissippi river in Its delta region It will bear watching always. "If the storm reported today resulted In another break I will do the work over again with the determination that when completed the work will be an even greater achievement than that ac complished In February." EUROPEANS WILL REPLACE NEGROES Southern Plantation Owners Have a Scheme to Obtain Help from Abroad — Laborers Scarce at Present By Associated Press. BATON ROUGE, La., March 6.— A plan which contemplates supplanting negro plantation laborers of Louisiana with slate imported white immigrants from Europe was announced today by Charles Schuler, state commissioner of immigration and agriculture. This plan is an outgrowth both of the immigration station authorized for New Orleans by congress this week, and the fact that labor Is scarce. The state proposes to enable the Louisiana planter to engage Immigrant labor In advance and with a fixed wage without violating the contract labor law. By July 15 next every planter desir ing such labor is to deposit $160 for every family he wishes, this sum to be a guarantee that he will repay the state for Its expense in bringing over the immigrants. The state employe will then engage in Europe the re quired number of Immigrants and tho state will pay their way to this country. MOTHER SUPERIOR AND NUNS FINED By Associated Press. NANTES, France, March 6.— A po lice court Judge today Inflicted fines of $3.20 upon each of twenty-seven Ursu line nuns und a line of $5 upon the mother superior for persistently refus ing to quit their convent in compliance with the law dispersing religious com munities. The • defendants pleaded thnt both the grounds and tins buildings them selves belong to the order which had been authorized to carry on education al work. The prosecution, while not contesting this argument, insisted upon obedience to the act of congregations, and at the same time gave warning that fur ther refusal by the nuns to leave the buildings would bo followed by ejec tion. During the trial the court room had to be cleared because of the demon strations of a crowd of Catholic sym pathisers who at the conclusion of the proceedings accompanied the nuns back to their convent with cheers. TRANSFERS CASE TO INACCESSIBLE SPOT By Associated Press. . JACKSON, Ky., March ' 6.— Judge ('amii I**1 ** ordered that the cases of James Hargls, Albert Hargls, John Smith and John Aimer, accused of Dr. Cox's mur der, be transferred to Elliott count/, which la Inaccessible to telephone, tele graph or railroad. ' ' Both aides , excepted to the order. Judge Ciuntm will go to his home and ihe militia will go with htm. THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 7. 1907. READING IS FORCED UP BY RUMOR Sensational Buying in Wall Street Is Recorded Exciting Scenes Retail Experience of Six Years Ago More Than 700,000 Shares Change Hands, the Stock Going Up Eight Points In Thirty Minutes By Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 6.— Sensational buying of shares of the Reading com pany today gave Wall street Its most exciting experience since the Northern Pacific contest of six years ago. Reading had been strong In the face of a generally weak market all through the morning session of the stock ex change, when shortly after 1 o'clock there developed another buying move ment In the shares which carried the price up more than eight points In half an hour. Up to the close of the market there was nothing to show the source of the purchasing orders, but a persistent rumor was in circulation that B. H. Hariman was buying the stock with tlw object of acquiring control of tho property and that Mr. Harriman was taking all that was offered In the open market in addition to the holdings of H. C. Friok, which he was said to have purchased privately. Other Rumors Rife It was said also that the Reading stock held by the Lake Shore had been turned over to Mr. Harriman so that he would have absolute control. It was pointed out that Mr. Frlck, having become a director of the Pennsylvania Railway company, would desire to dis pose of his Reading stock and that as he is friendly with the Harriman In terests he would be likely to sell to them If they cared to buy. The reports as to Harriman buying were circulated throughout the finan cial district and were given credence in shape of the lack of anything of ficial to confirm them, but there were other rumors. One of these was that J. P. Morgan & Co., who formerly dominated Read ing, were buying to resume their for mer position in the property. Another was that the New York Cen tral was adding to Lake Shore hold ings of Reading, and a third attributed the buying to the Delaware, Lacka wanna & Western. Still another rumor was that Mr. Frick was buying back stock that he had sold some time ago at higher prices. Banks Make Denials All the time that the stock was going up efforts were made, without success, to discover the source of the buying and to obtain either denial or confirma tion of the various reports in circulation. At the offices of the banking houses associated with the different parties mentioned in the rumors all knowledge of the movement was denied, but at the same time It was said that independent action to secure the property might have been undertaken without tha knowledge of the firms interviewed. Mr. Harriman, who is In Washington, was Informed of the use of his name in connection with the Reading transac tions and he then made a statement through his secretary to the effect that he was not interested in Wall street and did not care to be denying all the rumors circulating there. Further than this nothing official was obtainable. The brokerage houses handling the buying orders were numerous and their identity gave no Indication whatever as to tho persons for whom they were acting. The trading in Reading reached the extremely large total of 736,500 shares, or about one-third of all the transac tions on the stock exchange for the day. The magnitude of the sales seemed to preclude the idea that an ordinary speculative maneuver for higher prices was being executed. Tho blocks traded in were large, ranging up to 4000 to 6000 shares, with one block of 10,000 shares changing hands at 125. The strength In Reading attracted at tention early in the day owing to Its being In sharp contrast to tha weak ness In the list generally. The market opened with a rally from yesterday's deollne, but before noon the better tone gave way to a renewed bearish senti ment and the decline became violent. The feeling on the exchange bordered on demoralization, with extremely heavy liquidation and declines for many Issues to the lowest point of tho year. The Harriman shares and the stocks In what Is called the Standard OH group were notably sensitive to pressure, and this fact emphasized the strength of Reading and the relative firmness of the Morgan and Hill stocks. This sudden turn after the recent weakness In the market served to strengthen the entire, list and a gen eral rally was soon in progress which continued up to the close. The capital stock of the Reading company authorized and Issued 1h $140, 0,000, of which $28,000,000 Is 4 per cent non-cumulative preferred; $42,000,000 second, 4 per cent non-cumulative pre ferred and $7,000,000 common stock. Fight in Capitol By Awociated Press. CAUSON, Nev.. March 6.— Sam Davis uiih iiKxuuluid and beaten by Secretary of State Douglat) in the corridor of the i apltol liuluiliiK for printing a criticism of Uuuglub by the Bupruine court. RAILROADS WILL STOP WORK UNTIL CONDITIONS CHANGE T\y Associated Press. + OMAHA. Neb., March Fol- ♦ ♦ lowing the action of General ♦ ♦ Manner Mohler of the Union Pi * ♦ fir, calling off all work toward the ♦ ♦ construction of a 12-story general ♦ ♦ headquarters building In Omaha ♦ ♦ because of the supreme court's ♦ ♦ derision compelling the Nebraska ♦ ♦ rallroadfl to pay delinquent taxes 4* ♦ aountlng to $1,000,000, with inter- ♦ ♦ ttt, and the action of the lpglnia- ♦ + tun" In enacting a 2-cent fare law, 4* ♦ the Burlington, through Geneml ♦ ♦ Manager Holdredge, announced * + that no work would be done to- • ♦ ward the erection of its large ♦ ♦ freight depot for which plans had ♦ 4 * been completed until conditions ♦ 4 * had at leant reached a "more set- 4* ♦ tied state." <. ♦ In the legislature now is a hill + ♦ providing terminal taxation for 4» ♦ Omaha, which would Impose city ♦ ♦ taxes upon the railroads with their 4> 4 * now terminal facilities, and they ♦ 4 * propose to wait to see the out- ♦ ♦ come of the legislation. 4» SAVAGE'S LIBEL BILL PASSES SENATE By Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, March The bill introduced in the assembly by Kohlman of San Francisco and In the senate by Savage of San Pedro making the pub lishing of a libel a felony punishable by a fine of from $1000 to $5000, or Im prisonment from one to five years was passed in the senate today and sent to the governor. Boynton, Sanford, Caminettl and Wright opposed the bill, while Savage, Anderson and Willis denounced the newspapers and championed the meas ure. Wright opposed the bill on the ground that there was no necessity for It. "We have already put a straight jacket on the newspapers," he said, referring to a bill introduced by him and passed In the senate which prohibited the criti cism and commenting on trials while In progress. Vi Caminetti declared that It was . not the severity but the certainty of pun ishment which restrains criminals'. He maintained that there was already punishment enough provided for libel, stated that the legislators had said too much about the press and believed that the people sustained the press. ■ '.■ .■;.•■..' ..Terms ! Press an . Evil . ... v Anderson hold that freedom had de generated into 'i license and that the press was one of the greatest evils in this country, while Boynton argued tiiat there was nothing to justify the legis lature passing such a law. ",'.-. Sanford made a strong defense of the press, contended that It was the salva tion of the country and declared the legislature had acted silly about news paper articles and had gone "daft" on newspapers. - His assertion that there were Im proper : motives back of the bill was hotly challenged by Savage. The lat ter read an article from a Los Angeles paper headed "Savage a Bad Indian" and attacked the editor of the paper. Willis argued that the bill was not aimed ' at newspapers, but at the men who wrote and published malicious libels, which murder character and rep utation. "We are going after skunks, not after newspapers," said he. The vote stood 24 for and 13 against the bill. •.« « » TAFT TO ALLOW COCK FIGHTING By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, March 6.— One of the questions that probably will confront Secretary Taft upon his arrival in Cuba in the course of a few weeks will be the propriety and policy of abro gating Oovernor General Wood's de cree forbidding cock fighting in Cuba. An overwhelming majority of the Cu bans themselves demand the right to fight their chickens, as they have done for many years. It was the arrest of a number of prominent Cubans, Including at least one presidential candidate, for attend ing a cock fight that brought on tho crisis and caused Governor Magoon to promise that he would consider tho pe titions that were presented urging the abrogation of the decree. How Cubans Won When the sport flourished the Cuban laborer worked four days a week to support his family. Another day's wage he set aside for the lottery and last of the secular days he worked in order that ho might secure funds to buck his favorite cock In tho pit. Now that tho lottery and cock fight ing have been stopped, the laborers and farm hands simply stop work for the la.st two days of the week, having no Incentive to continue. This prac tice Is said to have had a really in jurious effect upon the development of the island Industries and to havo con siderably curtailed production. Probably Secretary Taft will adopt the expedient of permitting cock fight ing outside of Havana and the larger Cuban cities, just as he did in the Philippine Islands, to the satisfaction of the natives and their eployers. TABLE Of TKMI-lJHATl'lli;* > City. Weather. Temperature. > ¦ Mia. Miix. > l.oa in«rli-», pt. rl<ly. . (II -IS > St. I'uul, tit. cloudy.... 2 24 > Hoatou, clear 22 82 > (lil<hk«, pi. cloudy.... 20 , 30 I I'll i.bui-K. rain 23 44 > ( lv. luuull. pi. 'Cloudy. ,241 M ' New York, >uun 241 84 > Denver, clear 80 no i Omaha, threatening. . . 2H 42 ' St. l.uula. c1ear.,....,. 80 mi i Spokane, clear 441 no . Bait' Lake, rain 40 ntl i Atlanta, clear 40 70 < ¦ Man Kraut-Leo, ruin... IS n» Little Hock, pi. tidy... 60 .I* •• LEGISLATURE AFTER IDAHO MURDERERS Representatives Pass Besolutions at Boise Say Steunenberg's Slay ers Must Suffer for Their Crime Charge That State Is Actuated by Malice Is Denied by Law Mak ers — Justice Alone Is Demanded By Associated Press. BOISE. Idaho, March 6.— The house of representatives today passed the fol lowing resolutions on the Steunenburg en so: "Be it resolved by the legislature of the state of Idaho: "Whereas, the assassination of Hon. Frank Steunonburg, former governor of this state, was a crime peculiarly di rected against the whole people of the state, being a blow at the foundation of good government; and •"Resolved, that we declare this great murder case to be one the burden of the prosecution of which properly de volves upon the state and which the people of the state cheerfully shoulder without suggestion of hesitation; be It further "Resolved, that the prosecution should be continued with the same vigor that has characterized it so far, no stone being left unturned in the effort to bring to justice those who may be guilty of the crime, and that we have entire confidence that Gov ernor Goodlng and those associated with him will give the case the same loyal, patriotic attention in the future that they have in the past. And be it further Not Actuated by Malice "Resolved, that the state is endeavor- Ing to probe a great crime and punish those responsible therefor. It is not actuated by malice against individuals or organizations, but is guided solely by the Imperious demand of justice. Standing in the position of the govern ment of the whole people, it is guarding the interests of the men accused as Jealously as it protects the right of the prosecution to bring out all the facts before a Jury sworn to determine their guilt or innocence. "The state is bearing the entire cost excepting such as falls upon the county where the crime was committed, and no dollar has been or will be supplied from any private source or organization whatsoever to either the state or the county. We protest against the widely circulated charge that the state Is seek ing to convict these men, Irrespective of their guilt or innocence. "Though It stands In the position of prosecutor It will see the accused fully enjoy exactly the same rights that are secured to any other citizen called upon to face a criminal charge in its courts. But while the state of Idaho, acting through its governor and courts, will see that no injustice Is done accused persons the people will not rest until this crime shall have been fastened upon those who are responsible for it, whether It be the men now under arrest or others yet to be apprehended." CORTELYOU ORDERS SANDWICH AND PIE WASHINGTON, March 6.— Secretary Cortelyou, the new head of the treasury department, astonished the hundreds of clerks who take their midday lunch at a restaurant across the street from the treasury building by appearing among them yesterday. He ate a sandwich and a piece of pie and drank a mug of milk. Many of the $1000 clerks partook of a more sumptuous repfist. Mr. Cortelyou was accußtomed to lunch at this stand when he was private secretary to the presi dent. GOVERNORS MUST MOT ASSIST IMMIGRANTS WASHINGTON, March li.— An opin ion has boon rendered by Attorney General Bonaparte io the president bearing on the legality of the aotlon of the South Carolina authorities In bringing to the United States a ship load of Immigrants for work in various branches of Industry In that state. The attorney general holds In effect that it is unlawful for a state governor to pay the passage of immigrants or to assist Immigration otherwise than by advertisements. GUNBOAT PRINCETON IS HURRYING SOUTH SAN DIEGO, March 6.— After taking on all the extra uupply of coaJ she could stow away, the gunboat Princeton left laßt night for San Salvador under hurry orders to Join the Chicago In Central American waters. While the officers of the Meet will not talk much, It Is understood that both the Chicago and the Boston are being made ready for orders so they can move quickly if needed. Sues District Attorney SAN JOMD, March 6. Kr.uik O'Con nell, who \.sierday brought a damage suit against Sheriff Langfoni for $20, 0 for Illegal arrest and Imprisonment, this afternoon brought a similar suit against I I ampbeN tor the Bum of $10,000, being the full ex tent of Campbell's ortli lal bonds. ALTHOUGH "ICE IS GUILTY HE WILL ESCAPE PUNISHMENT Tiy Associated Press. ♦ SAN FRANCISCO, March «— ♦ ♦ The appellate court today decided 4" ♦ that W. R. Vice could not ho* ♦ tried on the charge of embezzling * ♦ funds from the Union Pacific, + 4 * while acting as city ticket agent, ♦ ♦ the statute of limitations having ♦ ♦ run. ♦ ♦ Vice fled the city after a short- 4> ♦ age of $500 was discovered, and 4> ♦ his whereabouts were unknown ♦ ♦ until October, 1906, when It was ♦ + learned that under the name of ♦ ♦ Thomas R. Ryan he was conduct- ♦ ♦ Ing a law and collection agency at + ♦ MRdera, this state. ♦ 4 * When arrested and arraigned ♦ + he pleaded the statute of llmlta- + ♦ tlons. ♦ + The prosecution contended that + ♦ having lived under an assumed ♦ ♦ name the statute did not run. 4> ♦ The appellate court held other- ♦ ♦ wise. -:■ 4 .+ 4 ,4,4 .4 .4 .4.4.*+♦ ♦*+♦ + + ♦ + ** 4. ** CASTRO IS ONCE MORE GOMEZ' FRIEND By Associated Press. CARACAS, March 3, via San Juan, P. R:, March 6.— An authoritative ex planation of the meaning of the recent conference at Macuto, near La Gulara, between President Castro and Vice President Gomez was learned by the Associated Press. The original cause of the estrange ment between the president and vice president of Vezonuala was trivial, bu f . Castro's illness and the injured pride of Vice President Gomez enabled design ing ministers to poison President's Cas tro's mind against Vice President Gomez until the estrangement became complete. When informed fully of the political developments of the last five montns, President Castro sent for Vice Presi dent Gomez. Soon the differences be tween the two old friends had been ex plained and both men were happy in the reconciliation. Important administrative changes are promised when President Castro re turns to Caracas. This means that those ministers who have acted upon the assumption that President Castro would die will be made after all to give an account of their husbandry. CONGO PYGMY LIKES NEW YORK Refuses to Return to Native Land, Declaring That He Intends to Master the English Language By Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 6.— Ota Benga, the Congo pygmy, who has been living in the Howard orphan asylum, Brook lyn, since -he was taken from the mon key house in the Bronx zoo last Sep tember through the efforts of the negro clergymen of New York, refused to go back to the Jungle yesterday. Otto Sverner, who brought him to this country and turned him over to the park authorities until such time as he should return to Africa, started for the Congo yesterday with an American ex ploring expedition. Before ho started he called on Ota Benga and told him he would take him back to Africa if he wished to go. The pygmy, who is learning the Eng lish language, wants to become quali fied as a missionary before he returns, and told Profssor Verner so. The Baptist Ministers" association of New York, it is stated, intends to send Ota to. the Virginia seminary at Lynch burg as soon as he gets a good hold on the English language. It Is thought it will take about eight years to make a good missionary out of Ota. DAKOTA EXPOSED TO ROUGH SEAS Unless Wind Abates Vessel Will Have to Be Totally Abandoned— Pas. sengers Thank Japanese Government By Associated Press. YOKOHAMA, March 6.— The position of the wreck of the Great Northern liner Dakota, which ran ashore March 3 forty miles from Yokohama, is re ported to bo unchanged today. It Is only possible to approach her In open boats, which makes It useless to at tempt salvage operations. The vessel is exposed to both wind and waves, which apparently must soon result in her total abandonment. The passengers today adopted a resolution thanking the Japanese gov ernment and people for' their hospi tality. The passengers saved some hand baggage. The crew were paid off and dis charged today at the office of the American consul. Underwriters today made another trip to the scene, taking several divers with them, but on their return they confirmed the previous reports that sal vage operations me Impossible on ac count of the roughness of the sea. a number of sacks .of mall have been washed ashore. Baron de Rothschild Weds By As;.. PAHIH. Mar. I, | Huron ,|o Kotliß chlld wus married yesterday to Kite. beer. PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS CORONER IS NOW HOT ON RUEF'S TRAIL Curly Boss Said to Be in Hiding in San Francisco Judge Dunne Decides That Sheriff Failed to Do His Duty Latter a Friend of Political Leader and Charge Is Made That No Effort Was Put Forth to Find Him By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, March 6.—Attor ney Abraham Ruef, Jointly Indicted with Mayor Schmitz on five charges of extortion, Is still a fugitive from Jus tice, according to Superior Judge Dunne, who lato this afternoon decided that Sheriff O'Neil had not shown due diligence In producing him for trial, and appointed Coroner Walsh as elisor to serve a bench warrant for his ap pearance in court. The coroner was ordered to make a return of service at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. This was the net result of a day devoted to a fruitless search for Ruef, although none of those Inter ested deny that he is in the city. When court convened at 10 o'clock this morning Sheriff O'Neil reported that his search for the attorney whose trial was pending had been unsuccess ful. Others supposed to know the attor ney's whereabouts were examined, but no Information of value was obtained. Sheriff Is Ruef's Friend Then after two adjournments had been taken Assistant District Attorney Heney presented to Judge Dunne a lengthy affidavit, signed by himself, in which he recited the alleged facts that Sheriff O'Neil is a close personal friend of Ruef, that the latter, "recognized as the political boss of San Francisco," had procured O'Nell's nomination and assured his election, and that conse quently the latter was under obliga tions to Ruef, unfitting him to serve as the arresting officer. Similar assertions were made regard ing the sheriff's deputies, who, it was charged, had been named by Ruef. The assistant district attorney also stated that he had been informed that during the day one of Ruef's attorneys had applied to the district court of ap peals for a writ of prohibition, declar ing at the same time that if it was granted the missing attorney would be produced. For these and similer reasons Heney asked that Sheriff O'Neil be replaced by Coroner Walsh as the officer dele gated to produce Ruef in court, and Judge Dunne so ordered. Mayor Schmitz arrived today from the east and is expected to be in court tomorrow. DECLARES RUEF HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE MONDAY AFTERNOON By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, March 6.—When Judge Dunne convened court at 10 o'clock this morning Abe Ruef was not present and Sheriff O'Nell reported that (Continued on I'uge Two.) THE DAY'S NEWS FORECAST Southern California: Fair Thurs day; light v/est wind. Maximum temperature in Los Angeles yester. day, 61 degrees; minimum, 48 de grees. I —Milk1 — Milk comes from dairies most foul — Mrs. Thaw weeps while on stand. — Bold robbery baffles police., ; ' ... V A — Verdi's opera a splendid treat. / s —Hope— Hope to remove all obstacles. 6— Editorial. 7 — City news. B —Sports.8 — Sports. 9 — Southern California news, i 1 0 — Classified advertisements. 1— Markets. 1 2 — Railroad news. EASTERN Reading stock forced up eight points In thirty minutes. Harry Thaw's mother weeps while testi fying. ... ldaho legislators pass resolutions con cerning Steuner.berg murder case. ■ COAST Southern Pacific Valley line washed out and all trains delayed. San Francisco coroner asked to locate Abe Ruef. ■ »'<]>hi^TNMß*>'»MivraMMI l »H Mayor Schmitz reaches home and inti mates that he may seek re-election. ■ • LOCAL Many I.oh Angeles dairies are found to bc in disgustingly lllthy condition. .> - Mysterious theft of iuOO in cash occurs at the Hoegee store. £"AfaKMMP*MlUMr**i Swearing at police officer* costs man S3. . Strung effort to be made to necure pats age of consolidation ill. vM^sCsßMßaMftoM Oucar IS. Jb'ui-ish comes out emphatical ly for. state division. ■' •■ -•.»•>• Patrolman saves man from burning to death.- \< ■ Marriageable young men write to Mayor Harper for mates. i *w>f*]M|s|wH'iH| - Council may demand Inquiry regarding Ihe outfall s«wer. . .