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rnivc. j • PER month (00 ccii 1 3 VOL. XXXIV. NO. 283. SPOOKISTS BREAK UP A HAPPY HOME Woman Declares Her Husband Was Fleeced Seeks Assistance of the Police to Find Wanderer ■Mrs. C. L. Reeves Tells Captain Auble H Pitiable Tale of Family Destroyed W by Machinations of ' Mediums One more happy home ruined by spirit uallsts. One more man drawn away from wife and family and separted from large sums of money by the smooth, oily tales told him by a fake medium and false prophet to whom money was of more value than Belf respect, honor or good name. C. L. Reeves, during the last twelve years employed in the street department of Los Angeles, according to his wife, has left his pretty little home at 1310 West Twelfth street, and his wife and children are mourning him as lost. Reeves left his home June 2U, and since that time no word of his whereabouts has reached his wife. Before leaving Mrs. Reeves says her husband drew from a Los Angeles bank $1300 which he had deposited there. She says he also made over deeds for all the property he owned, one orange ranch and several pieces of city property, and gave it to his sister, Mrs. Clara Ber rltt of Los Angeles. The property Is valued at $7500. and is all that Is left of a large fortune formerly owned by Reeves, but which went to spiritualists and fake mediums who told him wondrous tales from the spirit land at so many dollars per tale. Fascinated by Spookists The grasp these fakers held on the mind of Reeves, according to his wife and the police, who have Investigated the affair, was not to the man's liking, but despite hie many efforts he was never able to -«asF%ff their influence and remain away from their 'meetings. Night after night he ■would leave his comfortable little cottage and visit the homes of members of the spiritualistic colony. There, sitting awed In the darkness, he would watch them perform seemingly marvelous tricks and believe It was visitors from the spirit land that were doing the stunts. He would await eagerly until the mo ment arrived when his spirit guide would bring him a "message" from the other world. Six years ago these messages dealt with oil and oil wells. In them he was told where to prospect for oil and of the wonderful sums he would make by follow ing the directions given him by his spirit friends. He was also advised to purchase stock In certain oil companies— ln which the spiritualistic fakers were interested— until a great portion of his life's savings were expended In this manner and his fortune dwindled to but a small sum. Goes Back to Spookers Then Reeves succeeded In drawing away from his false friends. For nearly a year he was a true and loving husband, pass ing his time evenings with his wife and family and shunning spookists and all their kind. Then one night he was tempted and foil. A visitor Invited him to accompany him to a house of a so-called medium, and in a weak moment Reeves consented. Dur ing the meeting his old belief returned to him, and since that night three years ago he has been a constant attendant at seances and has passed the greater por tion of his time in the company of spirit ualists. Month after month, according to his Reeves would withhold a large part H"i' his salary* This money went into the of the spiritualists. Week after money was drawn from his bank ac- to be placed to the credit of his friends B^H[' Pn he began to remain away from BiVk' 'Kill not call there al supper hour. ■ his wife learned that he was a con- attendant at the homes of the fake Huma and that all the time he could away from his work was devoted to Leaves His Home on June 29 he disappeared from Hme and, so far as known, from the city. Hr days his wife searched his former P^lVints, but was unable to learn anything P^Mch would give her a clew to his whereabouts. Yesterday Mrs. ■■Reeves decided to report the matter to the ■ police. Calling at the central station she ■ gained the attention of Capt. Walter I Auble and told him her story. I "I have been married to Mr. Reeves six ■ yenrs," she said. "I am his second ■ wife, his first wife having died several before our marriage. He has a ■fcaughter 21 years of age, but she is now in the east. husband's parents do not like me. l^ind I believe they know where my hus band is. His employers visited them and asked If they knew where he had gone to and if he Intended 'to return to work, but they refused to give any information. "Shortly before I was married to Mr. Reeves I learned he was a believer in » spiritualism and was a frequent visitor at home of a Mrs. Liscomb, a medium In Angeles. I met this woman several Hm< s and she tried to prevail upon me to her classes. I refused, but my hua- continued to attend. I do not know Biv this woman lives or what her first ■Hne is, but know she has a following In WEos Angeles. Dreams of Fortune "So.jn after our marriage I found this ■woman and her companions were getting 1 all my husband's money. I attempted to Bhr.w him that he was being defrauded, \^t he could not see It and continued at- their meetings until they have control of nearly all his money. one day 11 1 • - found that he was a and thnt his so-called friends fukers of the worst sort. For sev i< iiiiilinitil on I'nur !"<>. < Los Angeles Herald. HOCHI TAKES IT BACK AND MAKES EFFORT TO SMOOTH IT OVER NICELY By Associated Press. By Associated Press. ♦ TOKIO, July 10.— The Hochi will * 4 * tomorrow withdraw the Interview * ♦ with Admiral Sakamoto In which * 4 » the latter was quoted as saying ♦ <*• that American naval officers were ♦ * brilliant social figures; but den- 4> * cient In professional training and * 4 > practice and that the crews of * * American ships would desert rath- * 4 * er than fight Japan. Slmultane- 4> ♦ ously with the withdrawal of this <§» * Interview the Hochl will publish * 4 * an anonymous interview with a 414 1 4 Japanese naval expert highly eu- 4> * logistic of the present American •> •$• navy and the high standard of * 4 > Its gunnery. , ■ ■4* **************** FAMOUS WOMAN GOES TO REWARD PIONEER CHICAGO WORKER PASSES AWAY Mrs. Laura A. Tisdale, Who Intro, duced Delsartc System Into Amer ica, Succumbs to Lingering Illness at Long Beach Special to The l.:rald. LONG BEACH, July 10.— Laura J. Tls dale, 68 years of age, one of the most prominent of Chicago club women, died at 3:30 this afternoon at the home of her sis ter, Mrs. Julia A. Darling, state street and Loma avenue. Mrs. Tlsdale has been a sufferer for some time from Brlght's disease. Mrs. Tisdale was known aa the person who introduced Delsarte into the United States. She was charter member of the Chicago Women's club and of the Illinois Women's Press association; also the or ga.ilzer of the Fortnightly club. For twenty-five years she was directress of the Chicago Musical college, said to be the oldest in the United States. Mrs. Tlsdale came to San Diego In Septem ber, 1905, coming to Long Beach last fall. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. It Is expected the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Chicago. PRESIDENT'S TROPHY PRESENTED TO PREBLE By Associated Press. VALLEJO, July 10— An interesting cere mony took place today at the Mare Island navy yard when the president's trophy was presented to the torpedo boat Preble. The Preble in the recent annual target practice at Magdalena bay secured a higher score than any other vessel of her class In the navy and was awarded first prize, a. bronze medallion. Commander Lieutenant Frederick Free man assembled the crew today and read the orders from the secretary of the navy designating the ships which had won prizes and naming the Preble as the leader of her class. Commander Freeman then said: "If we can beat our own navy we can beat any one else." Three cheers were then given for the president and for the United States navy. HOTEL AND WATER MAINS DESTROYED BY DYNAMITE By Associated Press. JOHANNESBURG,. Transvaal, July 10.— A series of dynamite outrages occurred last night in the vicinity of Mlnesxt while workmen were on strike. The Crown hotel at Boksburg and the water main supply In the Summer and Jack mines were destroyed by explosions which did much damage and injured sev eral persons. At about the same time at tempts were made without success to destroy the shaft and engine house of the Casson and the shaft of the Moderlntine mine. A feeling of anxiety prevails throughout the district. WATSONVILLE ELECTRIC WILL TEAR UP TRACK By Associated Press. , WATSONVILLE, July 10.— This after noon the local electric line which has been in operation a number of years suspended business and orders were given to take up the track from this city to Port Wat sonville, a distance of five miles. This is the last Incident in losing the Watsonvllle Transportation company's business, a corporation In which residents of this city lost nearly $200,000. Much In dignation is expressed and many local people express a willingness to re-estab lish It, considering It under proper man agement feasible and profitable. WOMAN WILL GO BACK OF HER OWN ACCORD By Associated Press. CHICAGO. July 10.— Florence Wood, alias Florence Moore, the sister of Mrs. Laura H. Carter, who betrayed Chester B. Runyan, the defaulting teller of the Wind sor Trust company of New York, today declared that she is willing to return to New York without extradition proceed- Mlss Wood Is believed by the New York police to have received more than $20,000 of the money said to have been taken by Runyan. In her possession when arrested last night were found $280, six bank books and five safety deposit keys. CALIFORNIA TO COLLECT $30,000 FROM GOVERNMENT By Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, July 10.-Stato Treas uror Williams received notice today from the treasury department at Washington to the effect that theru is due from the United States to California the sum of $30,000, that amount having been appro priated by congress for the purpose of encouraging agricultural studies at the University of California. The amount has now fallen due and will bo sent to Treanur«r Williams at once. He will in turn trnnsmlt it to the re^enta of the university. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 11, 1907. MOVER GOES ON STAND FOR CODEFENDANT Defense Pleased at Testimony Explains How Western Federation Provided Funds for Attorneys for Orchard — Says Simpkins Engaged Miller By Associated Press. BOISE, Idaho, July 10.-Chas. H. Moyer went to the stand today, a witness for his fellow defendant, William D. Haywood, and besides making positive denial ot all the crimes attributed to him and the other federation leaders by Harry Orchard, of fered an explanation of the unsolicited ap pearance of the Western Federation of Miners as the defender of Harry Orchard immediately after his arrest at Caldwell for the murder of Steunenberg. Moyer swore that it was Jack Simpkins who engaged Attorney Fred Miller at Spokane to go to Caldwell to represent Orchard, then known as Thomas Hogan, and that it was at the request of Simpkins that the witness and Haywood subse quently advanced $1500 from the funds of the federation to meet the expense of de fending Orchard. Defense Satisfied Moyer made a self-possessed witness, and at the end of the long day the de fense expressed satisfaction over both his testimony and the probable Impression he made on the Jurors. He Is a man of good appearance and address and his low pitched voice Is of pleasing tone. He displayed some nervousness when he first faced the court, room and worked It off on a lead pencil that he carried, but the examination had not proceeded far before he seemed quite at ease. He will resume the stand at 9:30 tomor row morning, when the state will enter upon its cross-examination. His direct tes timooy took a very wide latitude, and the way Is open for an equally wide cross examination. Senator Borah was the state's questioner. TWENTY-THIRD SESSION OPENS United Society of Christian Endeavor Holds International Convention at Seattle — Governor and Sen ators Attend By Associated Press. SEATTLE, Wash., July 10.— In the presence of 10,000 delegates assembled within the hearing of his voice. Dr. Francis E. Clark, president of the United Society of Christian Endeavor, tonight called the twenty-third international con vention to order. A chorus of 1000 voices swelled the wel coming one. The convention was called to order in tho presence of the governor of the state. United States senators and rep resentatives, city, county and state of ficers and a distinguished gathering of clergy and laity from the four corners of the earth were seated In the tent in which the meeting was held. There were delegates from Alaska, two full blooded Indians, a large delegation from Japan and delegates from the dark continent and every European country. Preceding the meeting the corporation officers and trustees met for the transac tion of business.' Belated trains delayed the meeting, and it was after 4 o'clock when It was called to order. Dr Clark of Boston was unan imously re-elected president of the United Society of Christian Endeavor; Hiram N. Lathrop of Boston, treasurer; George B. Graff, Boston, clerk of the corpora tion, and Fred H. Kit^er, Boston, auditor, a position newly created by the board. Among the denominational trustees was Rev. Hugh Walker, D. D., of Los Angeles. For one term: The board of trustees of the corporation meeting: elected William M. Shaw of Bos ton secretary William Philipps Hall is president of the Tract Society and American Bible league. St. Paul, Kansas City and Atlantic City are named for the twenty-fourth conven tion seat. CARMAN FOUND GUILTY OF CRIMINAL ASSAULT By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10.— Alvln Eddy, the carman charged with attacking Miss Ethel • Hergaton, a 17-year-old girl, on the night of April 19, was found guilty yesterday by a jury in Judge Cooke's court. The girl was returning home from work, and her parents having moved that day to a new neighborhood she Inquired on the car how to reach the place. Eddy, who was off duty and happened to be rifling on the car. offered to show her the way and attacked her at a lonely spot. The girl fought desperately, and the creaking of a windmill frightened Edßy so that he fled. ACQUITTED OF EMBEZZLING; CHARGED WITH FORGERY F. J. Taylor, who was recently acquit ted In the superior court of the charge of embezzling $615 from the American Novelty Manufacturing company, of which he was the secretary and manager, was arraigned before Judge Smith yester day on the charge of forging four checks on the company's payroll. On motion of Attorney McNamara the case was continued for one week, at which time It is said that a plea of In sanity may be entered. MOTHER ASSISTS AGED MAN TO MARRY HER 14-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER ♦ SAN FRANCISCO. July 10.— A. 4> 4* M. Archlluta, 55 years old, a bar- 4> ♦ ber from Napa, was given a 11- 4* ♦ cense here yesterday to wed Rosle 4> 4> Smith, a 14-year-old girl after he 4* 4* Smith, a 14-year-old girl, after he 4* 4* office In Napa, Marln, Alameda and 4> 4* Contra Costa county In vain. The 4> 4* girl's mother aided the bridegroom <fr 4* In getting the license. ♦ TOBACCO TRUST UNDER LAW'S BAN GOVERNMENT FILES PETITION WITH COURT American Tobacco Company, with Allied Corporations and United Cigar Stores, Is Made Defendant By Associated Press. NEW YORK, July 10.— The government filed today In the United States court In this city a petition against the American Tobacco company, the Imperial Tobacco company and the British American To bacco company with the American Snuff company, the American Cigar company, the United Cigar Stores company and the American Stogie company, the Mac A ndrews & Forbes company, the Conley Foil company and other corporations and twenty-nine Individuals connected with the named companies. These corporations and Individuals con stitute what is generally known as the Tabacco trust, and the petition directed against them sets the purpose of the gov ernment to abolish this trust by breaking up the agreements under which the con solidated concerns are working. In show- Ing the growth of the trust since Its or ganization In 1890 the conclusion is reached that at an early day, unless prevented, it would completely monopolize the entire tobacco industry. The origin of the tobacco trust, accord- Ing to the petition, dates from the forma tion of the American Tobacco company In 1890 to acquire five competing cigarette manufacturers with joint assets much less than $25,000,000 and an annual consumption of leaf under 15,000,000 pounds. The petition shows tho subsequent his tory, development and growth of that company until its totol assets now ex ceed $275,000,000, and likewise the origin and manipulation of scores of created, acquired and controlled corporations util ized as agencies to accomplish the general design; the progressive absorption and elimination of competition and destruction of formidable opposition and the entry by the defendants lnto^varlous departments of manufacture and trade, domestic and for eign, in tobacco products with Intent to monopolize. Divided World's Business The allegation Is made that the mem bers of the cambination have divided up the tobacco business of the world, as signing to each some special territory for unmolested exploitation. It is declared that the consolidated corporations annu ally purchase over 75,000,000 pounls of do mestic leaf and of the total produced in the United States manufacture, sell and distribute more than 280,000,000 pounds (80 per cent) of the smoking and plug to bacco; 95 per cent of the snuff, 80 per cent of the cigarettes, 75 per cent of the small cigars, 95 per cent of the licorice products, 80 per cent of the tinfoil products and 10 to 15 per cent of the cigars and stogies; that they are rapidly acquiring control of the ordinary agencies— jobbers, whole salers and retailers— through which to bacco products are distributed. Of the total annual production of do mestic tobacco, estimated at 800.000,000 pounds, 75 per cent Is purchased by the American Tobacco company and Its asso ciates and allies at prices which the gov ernment alleges to be unlawfully In fluenced by the combination. It Is said that this Is In defiance of the usual laws of trade where open competition by many separate and independent concerns con trol the prices. The petition continues: Controls Cigarettes "The American Tobacco company of New Jersey, organized in 1890 with $25,000, 0 capital, took over the business of Allen & Ginter of Richmond, W. Duke Sons & Co. of North Carolina, Klnney Tobacco company, W. S. Klmball & Co. and Good win & Co. of New York, and thereby acquired control of the manufacture, trade and commerce In cigarettes. It was immediately successful and shortly after its operations and with others united from time to time have steadily sought through It to acquire dominion power and to mon opolize the different branches of the to bacco Industry. This company has the principal agency through which the de signs of the combination have been accom plished, the control of many others has been secured and In various ways these have been manipulated and utilized." The operations of the monopoly, accord- Ing to the petition, have been along these general plans: To acquire three other confederated companies the business of successful op ponents, taking from owners and man agers a pledge not, thereafter to engage In the tobacco business; to drive out old companies by destructive competition; to deter any who might wish to engage In the tobacco trade; and Anally to gain con trol of the agencies through which the tobacco products were distributed. It Is said these things have been accomplished by means of the Increasing power and forces of the combination and by acquir ing controlling interests In the stocks of corporations thereafter operating without competition. Unfair Methods Many kinds of unfair trade methods have been resorted tp, It Is said, a favorite one being to cause a corporation secretly controlled to advertise Itself as wholly In dependent and free from association with their associates and combinations, to offer Its goods below cost, to Imitate competing brands and in these ways to use the same for the destruction of real Independents. After reciting th« bitter trade war be tween American ami English concerns, the <Contluned on race Tno.) ACTING MAYOR MAY TELL OF HIS DISGRACE Boxton Will Go on Stand Today Examination of Witnesses So Skill. fully Interrupted by Defense That Little Information Is Secured By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10.— Very little was accomplished today In the trial of Louts Glass. Assistant District Attorney Heney made the opening statement for the prosecution, In which he outlined the steps by which the state expects to prove that the vice president of the Pacific States Telephone company paid Supervisor Charles Boxton —now the temporary mayor of San Fran cisco—a $5000 bribe to vote against the Home Telephone company's application for a rival franchise. Then Dr. Boxton was called to the stand. Though he Is to be the star wit ness for the state his inquisition today was so sklllfullly and frequently Inter rupted by Attorney Delmas of the de fense that when, shortly before the noon recess, he gave way temporarily to Clerk Ryan of the board of supervisors, nothing of vital Importance had been elicited. The examination of Mr. Ryan, who has served the supervisorial bodies since 1883, was directed by the prosecution to estab lish the identity of the application sub mitted T>y the Home Telephone company and wae momentarily Interrupted by Delmas, whose views of what Heney might and what he might not ask under the law were at variance with the assis tant district attorney's. Minutes of the board were under examination for Intro duction In proof of the making of that application and the subsequent awarding of the franchise to the Home company, when the afternoon session was ad journed. It is thought that Acting Mayor Boxton will tomorrow on the witness stand tell the story of his own disgrace. SWIFTLY DENIES DEMAND REPORT Japanese Embassy and State Depart. merit Say Japan Has Not Asked Satisfaction for 111 Treatment By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, July 10.-From the state department and Japanese embassy came swift and conclusive denial today of the accuracy of the statement cabled from The Hague to the London Daily Tele graph and printed In this country to the effect that Japan has made categorical de mands upon the United States government for satisfaction In connection with the treatment of Japanese in San Francisco and has served notice of her Intention to deal with the Californlans herself If the national government fails to do so. At the state department it Is said that the American public is fully aware of the nature of all exchanges that have taken place on this subject; that there has been no correspondence of recent date and that there are no negotiations In progress between the two governments. This statement is confirmed at the Jap anese embassy where, moreover, it is positively stated that Ambassador Aokl Is not going to Japan next fall, as was reported in a Japanese newspaper. CITRUS GROWERS AGREE TO CUT DOWN TREES By Associated Press. MARYSVILLE, July 10.— All opposition to the cutting of citrus trees to eradicate the white fly pest In Marysvlllo was with drawn today when the horticultural com missioners succeeded In convincing those who organized to fight the order that the trimming was necessnry and would be done by force if opposition was not with drawn. Very few trees remain, and these will be cut In a day or two. EDENDALE COTTAGE DESTROYED BY FIRE A one-story frame cottage was destroy ed by fire shortly before midnight last night in Edendale. The name of the oc cupant of the house was >iot ascertaln able. While the building wan entirely destroyed all the furniture and contents was trie exception of a few small articles were saved. The loss is estlbated at $2000. The one story frame residence of A. Fontll at 2104 East Ninth street was damaged by fire last night, the origin of which is unknown. The loss on the building Is placed at $200 and ci the con tents at $150. BURLINGTON VOLUNTARILY REDUCES TO TWO CENTS OMAHA, July 10.— Assistant General Passenger Agent Buckingham of the Bur lington railroad announced that within ten days the Burlington would put Into operation a 2-cent fare schedule between all points on that system, regardless *of whether or not the different states have passed a 2-cent fare bill. Consolidation Enjoined NEWARK, N. J., July 10.— The proposed consolidation of the United States Leather company, with the Central Leather com pany, was enjoined by Vice Chancellor Emery today on application of James C. Colgate and other holders of preferred stock of the United States Leather com pany. Mnuix vurica. Jsuhday, io cents MUNICIPAL ORGANIZATIONS SLOW TO INDORSE PLAN TO ELECT NEW MAYOR By Associated Press. 4* SAN FRANCISCO, July 10.— No ♦ 4» definite decision has yet been 4» 4* reached by the various organiza- 4> ♦ tions Invited by the graft prosecu- 4* 4* tlon to send delegates to a con- 4> 4* vention to name a successor to 4> 4* Mayor Schmitz and to the ter- 4> 4* porary mayor, Charles Boxton. 4* 4* No enthusiasm has been manl- 4* 4> tested by either the labor bodies 4> 4» or the commercial associations 4* ♦ named by the prosecution. Presl- 4» ♦ dent Tracy of the State Federa- * ♦ tlon of Labor, who is also con- 4> 4» nected with the San Francisco 414 1 ♦ labor council, is the only prom- * 4> Inent representative of the work- * 4> ing class who has indorsed the 4* 4* plan. The others appear to have 414 1 ♦ the matter under consideration. 4> *4.4>4»4>4>4>4>4>4>4>4>4>4>4>4>*4>4> SCHMITZ RENEWS DEMAND FOR RAIL LAWYER HAS NARROW ESCAPE FROM JAIL Makes a Remark Which Judge Dunne Resents as Verging Closely on Contempt — Writ of Man. date Granted By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. July 10.— The attor neys for Mayor Schmitz appeared before Judge Dunne this morning and renewed their application for , bail pending ap peal to the higher court. Judge Dunne refused the application and a warm col loquy ensued In which Charles H. Fair all, one of Schmitzs' attorneys, narrowly escaped being sent to Jail for contempt of court. He made the retort to the court that the "Judge intended to deny the application anyway" and Judge Dunne informed him that repetition of such an offense would lead to his being sent to prison. Judge Dunne directed the district at torney that If application should be made in any other department of the court he (the district attorney) should oppose It, as a species of fraud. Mandate Granted The attorneys for T. V. Halsey, one of the indicted telephone officials, applied to the district court of appeals for a writ of. prohibition to restrain Judge Dunne from trying the case, the ground of the application being that the Indictments were illegally drawn. The district court of appeals this after noon granted a writ of mandate against Judge Dunne, commanding him immedi ately to fix a date for settlement and to settle the bills of execution In the Schmitz case or to show cause why he has not done so. The writ Is returnable on July 12. The applicatio'i for a writ of prohibi tion to prevent Superior Judge Seawell from trying Chief of Police Dinan on the information filed against him by the grand Jury was argued and submitted to the district court of appeals. COLORADO RIVER 'PROMOTER' HELD HARRY K. CLOVER FAILS TO GET BONDS Man Accused of Posing as a Naval Officer Brought to Los Angeles Under Charge of Fleecing Many Persons Harry K. Clover, who several months ago posed as a naval officer and on such Impersonation is alleged to have fleeced at least three Los Angeles residents to the amount of $20,000, was brought here yesterday In the custody of United States Deputy Marshal Fowle and locked up In the county jail in default of $5000 bonds. Mrs. Clover, who accompanied her hus band from Oakland, engaged tho services of Attorney R. W. Richardson, and to gether they went out to seek bondsmen. Clover refused to talk for publication, until he had conferred further with his counsel. He was arrested in San Fran cisco May 19 and later indicted there by the federal grand jury on the charge of Impersonating a naval officer and held In $500 bonds. Fearl'ig that the charge in the north ern city was not strong enough to con vict him the local secret service authori ties got busy and secured an indictment here. Clover's pet scheme is said to have been to interest capital In a Colorado river and gulf of California transporta tion plan, for which he claimed to have valuable concessions from the govern ment. H. C. Goodell of Glendale and Francis Ormand are said to be the heaviest los ers, having put up about $26,000 to pay for the machinery and boats to be used In the project, and part of which was recovered. Clover will be given a hearing before the United States circuit court next Mon day. CHICAGO GRAND JURY INDICTS THE SANTA FE CHICAGO, July 10.— An Indictment charging the Atchlson. Topeka and Santa Fe railroad with granting rebates amounting to }12,000 to the United States Sugar Beet company of Garden City, Kan., was returned today by the grand Jury in the United States district court. The Indictments contain slxty-flve counts, each one relating to an alleged Infringement of the law. and the company, if convicted. Is subject to a maximum line of $1,300,000 or a minimum line of $65,000. FORECAST For Southern California: Fair Thursday; light west winds. Maxi mum temperature In Los Angeles yesterday, 84 degrees; minimum, 58 degrees. THREE KILLED AS BUILDING COLLAPSES One Is Fatally Hurt and Others Injured Concrete Structure Falls as Roof Is Being Put On Thirty Men at Work en Side Which Gives Way Are Carried Down and Buried Under Debris By Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, July 10.— Three men are known to have been killed, one was fatally hurt and eightesn others were In jured at the collapse of a new concrete building today at the plant of Brldgeman Bros, company, manufacturers of steam fitters' supplies at Fifteenth street and Washington avenue, in the southwestern section of the city. The building was just being put under roof when a section about thirty feet in width and extending the entire depth of the structure collapsed. About thirty men were at work on the side which gave way, and they were carried down in the debris. Bodies Removed The body of Marshall Hopkins, aged 45 years, and the bodies of two unidentified colored men have been taken from the ruins. It is believed there are others burled under the heavy mass of concrete, as the contractors have not been able to locate two Italians and three colored laborers who were on the building when the accident occurred. The building, which was being erected as an annex to the Brldgeman plant, collapsed, according to the admissions of C. B. Miller, the boss carpenter, because the pilings were takes away from the concrete before It had properly set. Beside those carried to th« ground in the fall a number of persons were struck by flying pieces of the con crete and cut about the face and hands. Jacob Smith, a workman, was buried under a mass of concrete and crushed so that he cannot live. His back was broken. STATE BOARD DECLARES SULPHUR FUMES BENEFICIAL By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10.— The state board of trade today issued a statement saying in part: "The state board of trade desires suf ficient time to file a statement showing that the use of sulphur fumes as generally practiced by fruit growers in California In drying and preserving certain kinds of fruit is not only objectionable with respect to the health of consumers but It is pos sibly beneficial both to consumer and producer. "The proposed limitation. If adopted and enforced, could not benefit consumers; on the contrary. It would do positive harm by compelling producers to supply the mar kets with their products in unwholesome condition and render them dangerous to the public health. "We are prepared to forward conclusive proofs, based not only upon practical ex perience but also upon the highest scien tific authorities, that we need no substi tute for Bulphur, as now used; that In stead of being Injurious to the consumer it possibly Improves tho dried products as articles of food and protects them from in fection of disease." STATE HEALTH BOARD TO TALK PURE FOODS By Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, July 10.— An import ant meeting of the state board of health will be held 1m this city next Friday night. At that time the pure food laws passed by the last legislature will be taken up and discussed fully. The first bill to be considered by the board will be that providing for the erec tion of a $20,000 state laboratory and creating tie positions of director and as sistants. A' two statutory officers who will hi jnarge of the work to be car ried on at the Institution. The former will receive $3000 per annum and the latter $1500. There Is quite a scramble for the jobs, but of the many applicants none have as yet been se lected, and will not be until Friday. It has been decided to erect the laboratory at Berkeley. In order that it may be In close proximity to the University of Cali fornia. Many other matters of Interest will be gone into. VALIDITY OF JURY WILL BE DEFENSE By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10.— The eight men indicted along with Charles Langle for attacks upon the non-union crew of a street car intend to attack the validity of tho grand Jury as their defense. When the cases were called before Judge Cook today the men all pleaded not guilty, and E. F. Moran, their attorney, moved to set the indictment aside on the ground that the grand jury was an illegal body. Judge Cook sent the case over to July 15 for argument. MAYOR SCHMITZ NO LONGER NEEDS HOUSE FOR OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO. July 10.— Mayor Boxton, accompanied by District At torney Langdon. today visited the resi dence which has been used by Mayor Eugene Schmitz as his office. The owners were notified that tho house was no longer required by "the mayor." A sign "Mayor's Office" mount ed on a pole In the front garden was re moved and taken to the city hall, wbere It was placed in position.