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NUMBER 36» PRICE: SUWS 65 : CENTS HENEY ACTS FOR OLDER PROSECUTOR INVESTIGATES AR. REST OF EDITOR "KIDNAPED? CERTAINLY I WAS," SAYS NEWSPAPER MAN Assistant District Attorney Likely to Appear In Los Angeles Court When Libel Case Comes Up for Trial . By Associated Prfss. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30.-^Asslstant District Attorney Francis J. Heney may Institute criminal proceedings against Attorneys R. Porter Ashe and Luther Brown of the United Railroads for the part they played last week In the arrest of Fremont Older, managing editor of the Bulletin, and his removal from the city and county without privilege ot ball. Mr. Heney said today: "I am looking into the matter carefully nnd if I find that an offense against the law was com mitted I shall take legal action. I am not prepared to say more at this time." Mr. Older said: "I have turned the whole matter over to Mr. Heney. He will decide whether criminal suits shall be brought. The statement Is being circu lated that I waa not kidnaped because I was legally placed under arrest and was removed from the county by of ficers of the law duly qualified. That Is not true. I was arrested on a warrant by an officer — a Los Angeles constable — but he at once turned me over to em ployes of the United Railroads, by whom I was physically restrained from exercise of my statutory right to be <aken before a San Francisco magistrate, and by whom I was hustled to Santa Barbara. "It was an employe of the United Rail roads who poked a pistol In my ribs and threatened to shoot me If I made an out cry w -le I waa being whirled In an au tomobile through the streets of San Francisco." The announcement that Francis J. Heney will appear for Fremont Older when the latter Is arraigned on the libel charge brought by Luther Brown caused considerable surprise at the court house yesterday Heney has never practiced In the courts of Los Angeles county and his appearance In the preliminary will be watched with great interest by the local attorneys News of his taking charge of the de fense of the accused editor was received yesterday In a telegram to Acting Dis trict Attorney McComas, asking that the date of the preliminary hearing be post poned until after the Ford trial in San Francisco had been finished. Deputy McComas, In the absence of Capt. Fredericks, Immediately tele graphed Heney granting the delay asked and requested Heney to let him know when he would be ready to proceed with the case. Justice Summerfleld, before whom the preliminary will be held, said he had no objection to the delay In the case. 4 MURDERS IN DAY, CHICAGO'S RECORD WAVE OF CRIME SWEEPS OVER THE CITY Police Kept Busy Investigating Kill. ings, Attacks and Suicides. Little Girl Victim of Negro By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Sept. 30.— Chicago appeared yesterday to have been seized by a veri table wave of crime and when the last reports of the day were in the police were confronted with two baffling murder mysteries, one murder and suicide, and one killing in which the murderer fled and left his victim to die later at the AUxiun Brothers' hospital. In addition 'there was another attack upon a white girl by a negro. The victim In the last case being a child 6 years of age. As a result of the almost unparalleled criminal activity the police in every sta tion of the city were given instructions to be unusually vigilant and to arrest all suspicious characters under the new vagrancy law. Following is a summary of yesterday's crimes: Body of unidentified man taken from the river; hands tied and clothing weighted with stones gives po'.ice new murder mystery to solve. Body of Joseph Genlsslti taken from the lake at foot of Twelfth street; police scent murder mystery and are Investigating the death. Ross C. Price murders wife because baby cries all night, then commits sui cide. John Goss struck on head with iron bar in quarrel; dies at Alexian Brothers' hos pital; murderer escapes. Hilda Anderson, 6 years, latest victim of attack by negroes and fifth to be reported to police within ten days. Constables Subpoenaed Detective H. J. Hess of San Francisco arrived in Los Angeles yesterday with subpoenas for Constables Ben Cohn and J R Cochrane, summoning them before the grand jury at San Francisco to tes tify as to their connection with the ar rest of Fremont Older in that city Frl '"There is nothing illegal about this business," said Cohn after he had been served with the summons yesterday. 'All I did was to receive the papers and have them properly indorsed when I got to San Francisco. "I left the details of the arrest to Porter Ashe. He knew the men we wanted and there was no resistance or anything "' that sort - When Ml> - Older go into the auto we went to Redwood City to avoid confusion in the crowded d °Both left for San Fran cisco on the Owl train last night. Elias Anderson Dead By Associated l'ress. REDDING, Sept. 30.-Ellas Anderson, for whom the town of Anderson was named died yesterday in Anderson, aged nearly 91. He waa the oldest pioneer In Shasta county. Bishop at Washington's Tomb WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.— A distin guished party of Episcopalians, including the bishop of London and J. Pierpont Morgan, visited the tomb of Washington today as the guests of the regents of the Mount Vernon association. Los Angeles Herald. HE HAS TWO HEARTS; THEY BEAT AS ONE Private In Army Well Equipped with Vital Organs— Never Serl. ousfy 111, He As. serts INDIANAPOLIS, . Sept. 80.-The X-rays have shown that Ira J. Salyards, a pri vate in the army, has two hearts. They beat in unison and are In such perfect accord that they give him no trouble whatever. In addition to this his liver and spleen are on the wrong side. Salyards did not know he was in any was abnormal till he enlisted at Terre Haute. The examining surgeon told him his heart was on the wrong side. He was sent to Columbus for closer exam ination and there two hearts were dis covered. i He was subjected as tests to long in tervals without sleep, long marches and violent exercise. There were no ill-ef fects and the army accepted him. He pays he never has had any serious ill ness. FAST TRAIN JUMPS TRACK; 7WO KILLED "METEOR" GOES INTO DITCH IN MISSOURI Engineer and Mall Clerk Perish — Pas. sengers Esoape Without In. Jury — Texas Limited Wrecked By Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 30.-The fast train on the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad known as the Meteor, due in St. Louis at 11:30 a. m., was derailed and wrecked near Dlxon Hill, 135 miles south west of St. Louis, at 7 o'clock this morn- Ing, and according to official advices re ceived at the general offices of the rail way company here two " persons were killed, one seriously Injured and the pas sengers were badly bruised, but none killed. The dead: ENGINEER CHAMBERS of Spring field, Mo. MAIL CLERK FRANK B. CRISSEY of S.t. Louis. The Injured: Fireman Stokehill of Springfield, Mo. Dlxon Hill is a steep grade sixteen miles in length. The engine jumped the track while speeding down this grade, tearing up a section of the track and ditching several cars. The cars caught flre and were destroyed. BTANTON, Mo., Sept. 30.— The south bound Texas limited train on the St. Louis &, San Francisco road, which left St. Louis last night, collided with a freight train two miles from here shortly before midnight. Several persons were injured, three of whom may die. The freight train was loaded with cattle, and a large number of the animals were killed. Both locomotives were demolished. The freight was trying- to make a sid ing at Anaconda on short time when the passenger dashed around a curve at full speed. The engineers of both engines had barely time to put on the air brakes and jump. ONE KILLED, THREE HURT IN BERLIN BICYCLE RACE American Rider Thrown from Machine and Rendered Unconscious. Is in Critical Con. dltion By Associated Press. BERLIN, Sept. 30.— One man was killed and three, including Bobby Walthour, the American rider, were seriously injured In a series of accidents yesterday on the Spandau bicycle track. During a 100 kllometer race a pacemaker's tire burst, throwing the rider, who broke his right arm and suffered other injuries. An ambulance attendant who crossed the track with the intention of assist ing the injured man, was Instantly killed as the result of colliding with Wal thour's pacemaker, Hoffman, who was thrown to the ground and caused Wal thour to fall. The latter sustained a severe concussion of the brain and was taken to a hospital, where he remains unoonsclous and In a serious condition. The pacemaker was severely hurt when he collided with the ambulance driver. FRATERNITY JOINS HUNT FOR CHESTER J. SILENT Brilliant Stanford Student's Disap pearance Thought to Be Indirect Result of Overstudy — No Clew Is Found By Associated Press. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Sept. 30.— N0 trace haa yet been found of Ches ter J. Silent, the Los Angeles student who disappeared so mysteriously a week ago last Friday. The fraternity of which Silent was a member has employed de tectives and his parents have come from Los Angeles to assist in the search for their son. Silent' s fraternity brothers are at a loss to account for his disappearance. He had very little money on his person when he left the campus. The missing man was a brilliant law student and the theory which finds most favor Is that he wandered away while his mind was tem pororlly deranged by overstudy. Exposition Officers Resign By Associated Fdim. NORFOLK. Va., Sept. 30.— Authentic reports tonight disclosed the fact that a number of heads of departments will resign with Director General Barr of the Jamestown exposition. John A. Wakefleld, chief of concessions and A. C. Sherwood, chief of admissions, announce their resignations. It is reported that William Dixon, assistant director general and S. W. Bowles, director of publicity, have resigned. Filcher Is Appointed By Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, Sept. 30.— Governor Gll lett this afternoon appointed J. A. Fllcher, secretary of the state agricul tural society, to be commissioner from California to the Alaska- Yukon exposi tion to be held at Seattle In 190% TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1907. BORAH NOT IMPLICATED PROBECUTION MUST CONNEC SENATOR WITH CABE NO PROOF OF GUILT HAS YET BEEN PRODUCED Federal Judge Announces That De. fendant Must Be Shown to Have Had Part In Idaho Land Frauds By Associated Press. BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 30.— Federal Judge Whltson, who Is presiding at tho trial of United States Senator William E. Borah, notified the prosecution today that the case had reached the point where some testimony connecting the defendant on trial with the alleged Idaho land fraud conspiracy must be presented. The attorneys for the government, act- Ing on this suggestion, said they would offer In evidence tomorrow the records of the county clerk's office,, showing that scores of timber deeds uad been ad mitted to record at the request of Sen ator Borah. "We thought that the mat ter was conceded when we allowed the deeds themselves to go into evidence without protest," put In Mr. Hawley, chief counsel for the defense. Mr. Burch of the prosecution said he desired the county records in evidence, regardless of the admissions of the de fense. Judge Whltson's notification to the prosecution came at the conclusion of the testimony of the government's two most Important witnesses. The trial went on this afternoon after an abandonment of the morning session because of the Illness of one of the jur ors, which was thought for a time to be of such a nature as to cause a serious delay In the conclusion of the case. The testimony again had to do lagely with the actions of former Governor Steunenberg In land dealings. Attorney Hawley protested against witnesses be ing allowed to give conversations with Steunenberg. He said they had no bear ing 1 on Senator Borah's case and tended only "to blacken the memory of a man who cannot answer." Refuses to Produce Books The liveliest incident of the day was when L. G. Chapman of the Barber Lum ber company was called to the stand as a government witness. Mr. Chapman brought many books and much corre spondence which the government desired, but refused point blank to procure the company's account books showing the amounts paid for timber lands and to whom. He declared the information con tained in the books could not assist the Jury in the matter on trial,, but might tend to Incriminate Chapman as an of ficer and stockholder in the company. The matter of requiring Chapman to procure the books went over for argu ment tomorrow. Chapman has his own counsel and Senator Borah's lawyers took no part in the controversy. • Two Important witnesses of the day were E. K Garrett, receiver at the Boise land office, and L. L. Sharp, the special agent of the federal land office, who was sent to Idaho by former Land Commis sioner Blnger Hermann. Talked with Borah Garrett said that Borah came to his house one evening and asked regarding some contested land claims as to whether clearings were to be had on them. "I indicated to him that the claims were bad and told him he had better keep his hands out of them," said Gar rett. At this time the Barber Lumber com pany was not a party of record in the cases. Sharp, the special agent, said he was Introduced to Borah in the latter's office by Receiver Garrett. He talked to the senator in a general way about alle gations of persons living near the timber lands, that the land contained valuable mineral deposits and should not be given for the lumber that was on it. There was also a charge that the timber claims were not In good faith. One day Borah came to his office and asked what he Intended to do about certain contested claims. Sharp told him the protests were to be pushed and Borah walked out. He could not remember any of the conversa tions with Borah in detail. GUARDSMEN'S CAMP DESTROYED BY FIRE State Troops In Oklahoma Battle with Flames — Barracks of Regular Troops Are Endan. gered By Associated Press. WICHITA, Kaa., Sept. 30.— A special from Fort Reno, Okla., says that the camp of the Oklahoma national guards was destroyed by fire which endangered the barracks of the government troops. The loss is estimated at $75,000. The flre originated in the prairie, which is cov ered with dry grass. The militiamen turned out with wet blankets and fought the blaze. Two soldiers were seriously hurt— Corporals Maranvllle and Rattllne of Enid. Murder Trial Is Begun . By Associated Press. SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30.— The trial of W. A. Doran, charged with the murder of George Elllason at the former's ranch near San Marcus a month ago, was be gun today. The shooting occurred on a Monday morning and the defense claimed that E:iiaaon, who had been drunk the night before, was quarrelsome about the place when he was at work and had at tacked Doran. Boxers Kill Missionary By Associated Press. SHANGHAI, Sept. 30.— Details received here today in regard to the outbreak of boxerlsm in the province of Kiangsl last week say that the buildings of the Catho lic mission and the China inland mission there were destroyed. A French priest was killed, but the other missionaries, including the Americans, are safe. Odd Fellows at Canta Barbara ' By Associated Press. SANTA BARBARA, Uept. 30.—Dele gates to th« I. O. O. F. grand encamp ment, which Is to continue throughout the week, will arrive tonight on two special trains. One Is coming from Los Angeles and the other from San Fran cisco. It Is expected that 3000 visitors will be In the city during the week. WARSHIPS HIT BY HARD GALE ATLANTIC BQUADRON SEVERELY DAMAGED Lieutenant John M. Purse of Illinois Thrown Against Hatch and Dies — Seaman Washed Overboard By Associated Press. BOSTON. Sept. 30. -Wireless dispatches received today from the Atlantic squad ron anchored at the head of Cape Cod bay, off the Barnstable skere state that two lives were lost, two vessels damaged and the entire fleet was given a severe shaking up In the storm which raged yes terday in the bay. The fleet >was anchored off a lee shore and only the strength of their ground tackle saved some of the warships from being thrown on the beach. Lieut. John M. Purse of the battleship Illinois was thrown against a hatch and so badly injured internally that he died today. On board the Minnesota a seaman, name not known, was washed overboard and drowned. ' The refrigerator ship Glacier dragged her anchor and collided with the cruiser Des Molnes, necessitating sending both vessels to the Charlestown navy yard for repairs. For more than twenty hours the great ships were tumbled about in the big steas which surged Into the bay. On nearly every vessel some of the crew were bruised. In the collision with the Glacier the Des Molnes' stem was badly damaged and was raked along her starboard side. Diamond Trust Tightens By Associated Precs. NEW YORK, Sept. J).— Tho Deßeers Diamond company, called the diamond trust, and Its principal Independent com petitors have formed a pool, according to cable advices. Some importers believe that the prices which in the cheaper grades had begun to sag will now be firmly maintained. Murderer Requisitioned By Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, Sept. 30.— A requisition for the return to Lincoln, Placer county, of John Spera, wanted there for the murder of Thomas Mastorakos, was Is sued by the governor on the state of Nebraska this morning. Spera was, cap tured at Lincoln, Neb., and Sheriff George McAulay of Placer will go after the fugitive. Pioneer Dies at Salinas Ej Associated Press. SALINAS, Sept. 30.-Davld J. King, a pioneer Civil War veteran, a thirty-second degree Mason and past post commander of the G. A. R., died this morning of heart disease. He came to California in 1851, served in the navy for several years and later engaged in Journalism. FORECAST For Loa Angeles and vicinity < Fair Tuesday} Unlit weat wind. TABLE OF TEMPERATURES ' ¦¦¦ - ¦;¦ '= -¦ . ¦'.;: Mlii. Max. Los ¦ Aa«ele« • ; .'. ...... '.;¦ 62 }3M 78 f Boaton . .......... ** 5i5 Buffalo . ¦.'•;. ..'......:.< IH> ., 56 ; Chicago V .....:...... ;84 > £•, 58 S Cincinnati .....••••••': 54 60 Denver .. .......... 33 ¦ «S . El Pn«o .:......... 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The fashion, the returning travelers say, is spreading over Europe, PATHFINDER CRUISERS TO START THIS WEEK ADVANCE VESSELS OF ADMIRAL EVANS' FLEET READY Warships Will Go Over Identical Route Planned for Big Squadron and Will Keep Complete Logs By Associated Press. , NEW YORK, Sept. 30.— The armored cruisers Washington and Tennessee, which have recently been alluded to as the "pathfinders," of the battleship fleet, are expected to start on their voyage to the Pacific this, week. The Washington, which is now at the navy yard here, will go to morrow to Hampton Roads, where she will be Joined by the Tennessee from Boston. The cruisers will go over the identical route to be taken by the battleships under Admiral Evans, which will sail in about ten weeks, and the most complete log ever kept on board a ship will form a feature of the cruisers voyage. At every port of call Admiral Sebree, who will command the cruiser squadron, will mail two copies. One will go to the bureau of navigation in Washington and the other to Admiral Evans to guide him when he sails Just before Christmas. SHOWS HOW TO BREAK THE BANK OF ENGLAND Famous British Caterer Arrives In New York to Find Publishers for His Book, "The Master Crime" By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Sept. 30.— James Lyons, a famous English caterer who provides the lord mayor's annual banquet and controls more than 100 restaurants, has arrived in this city to find a publisher here for a fanciful tale which is his pride. His story, "The Master Crime," caused a sen sation In Great Britain when it was pub lished. It purported to show how easy It would be to break the Bank of Eng land. Seven years ago Mr. Lyons caused some stir in the London restaurant world by opening a cafe in Piccadilly in which no tips were allowed. It was a great suc cess. Electrical Workers May Strike By Assoclaced Pros*. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30.— J. C. Kelly, president of the Paclflo district council of electrical workers, Is quoted here this morning to the effect that he Is about to call a general strike throughout this union In central California and Nevada. Accord- Ing to his statement 350 men will walk out Wednesday next. Sails in Airship By Associated Press. FRIEDRICHSHAVEN, Germany, Sept. 30. — Count Zeppellne made another suc cessful flight In his airship today. He was in the air for seven hour« SINGLE COPIES: S»&W i^SSVi CUBAN REVOLT IS SPREADING BANDITS ACTIVE, RAILROAD MEN STRIKE Governor Magoon Decides to Deal Harshly with Insurrectionists. Orders Rurales to Kill Them By Associated Press. HAVANA. Sept. 30.— The small band of rebels which has been traversing the country in the vicinity of Mayari, In the northern section of Santiago province, has, according to late dispatches, again exchanged shots with the pursuing ru rales. The latter are close on the heels of the bandits. While there are signs of unrest in vari ous parts of the island, the opinion pre vails here that no serious disturbance is likely. In commenting upon the situation the Diarlo de la Marina says: "A combina tion of unpleasant circumstances having no link, one with the other, appears to make the situation at first sight more serious thatjit really Is. Each one of the problems that at present confront the administration— the yellow fever epi demic, the conspiracy of Para, Miret and Ducassl, the existence of bands of out laws In the country and the railroad strike— ls of an alarming character, but except for the tendency of the strike to become general and stop railway commu nication throughout the island, these events are of no great importance in themselves. "The yellow fever has not spread, and there appears no danger of a general epidemic, as cases are comparatively few up to the present time. Pioneer Dies at Salinas "The conspiracy was a very ridiculous one, and even If It had succeeded In in ducing some fools to take the field It would have beer nipped In the bud. The Mayari band of outlaws cannot be con sidered of more importance than many other previous bands of guerrillas who have occasionally appeared in Cuba. "Even the strikers have not as yet committed any acts of violence. If their disagreement with the railway companies Is rot settled other men will be found shortly to run the trains. In this case any attempt on the part of the strikers to resort to force will be prevented and punished according to law. The situation for all these reasons Is not so grave and the government has ample means to cope with It." Clenfuegos may soon become the trouble zone.. The waiters there are on strike and others plan to strike soon. It Is reported also that political trouble is coming in that vicinity, where con spirators have been active. Governor Magoon has determined to deal with out laws and insurrectionists with a strong hand. The orders of the rurales, it is stated, are to capture, kill or drive them into the ocean. WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.— The railway strikers in Cuba have declared that the movement Inaugurated by them shall not interfere with the movement of the mails so far as they are concerned. This Is the attitude ascribed by them in a dispatch received at the war department from Governor Magoon. Glllett Names Delegates By Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, Sept 30. — Governor Glllett today appointed the following del egates to the Farmers' National congress, which Is to convene at Oklahoma City October 17: Will Lovedal, Sacramento; J. H. Hartog, Colusa; Daniel Flint, Co sumnes; Clark Standiford, Orovllle; George Pierce, Davisvllle; E. G. Gardner, Red Bluff; W. H. Ramsey, Red Bluff; J. B. Lankershlm, Los Angeles; George C. Roedlng, Fresno; A. R. Brlggs, San Fran cisco; H. G. Helbron, Salinas. Child Killed by Medicine By Associated Press. OAKLAND, Sept. 30.— Laura Brenner, aged 3 years, died late last night from the effects of poison contained In several pills which she took from a cough medicine bottle and swallowed during the absence of her parents. OFFICE BOY IS STAR WITNESS LAD TELLB OF RUEF MEETING RAILWAY OFFICIALS FORD'B FAIR STENOGRAPHER IS DEFIANT Girl Tosses Her Head and Bml lea Scornfully at Heney— Lonergan's Wife Admits Getting Hus. band's Bribe Money By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. SO.-CharHe Hagerty, Abe Ruef's office boy; Miss Ce la McDermott, "confidential stenogra pher" to Tlrey V. Ford, and Mrs. Emma L. Lonergan, wife of ex-Supervisor Thomas F. Lonergan whom (Ford la ac cused of having bribed, were the most In teresting of the various witnesses who testified today for th« prosecution In the trial of the general counsel of the United Railroads and former attorney general of the state. Toung Hagerty told of a visit paid by United Railroads officials to Ruef'a tem porary quarters at 2423 Pine street after the fire, when, desiring privacy, Ruef, Ford and Thornwall iMullally retired into a bath room for a conversation behind closed doors. This bath room, said Hagerty, served as Ruef's private office. Hagerty ones car ried a note from Ruef to Gen. JPord. It waa sealed and he did not know Its con tents. This was soon after the empanel ment of the Oliver grand Jury. In the summer of 1906 he observed Ruef enter his offioe with a shirt box under his arm. According to the prosecution It con tained $50,000 In small bank notes for the bribing of supervisors. Stenographer Defiant Mlas McDermott provoked much Interest by her airy attitude on the stand. She tossed her head at each question put by Heney, pitched her voice to a haughty tone and allowed a scornful smile to play about her lips. The defense raising the objection that Miss McDermott could not divulge as a witness Information gained in the pursuit of her duties as stenog rapher to Ford, the prosecution retorted that the law throwns no such protection around the relation when the commission of crime or fraud Is involved. Judge Lawlor will rule on the point tomorrow. Mrs. Lonergan verified her husband's confession of guilt by telling how he brought home and gave to her $4000 al leged to have been paid him as a bribe by the United Railroads. Glass Case Called Before the resumption this afternoon of the Ford trial Judge Lawlor called the untried cases of bribery remaining against Louis Glass. At the suggestion of Assis tant District Attorney O'Gara they were continued to October 7, with the under standing that they or some one of them will then be set for trial. Judge Lawlor granted an additional two weeks' stay of execution of the sentence already Imposed upon Glass. The first witness to be called In the Ford case was John Henry Meyer, a director of the United Railroads and a banker by profession. Assistant District Attorney Hen'ey's ex amination of Meyer was brief and for the purpose of showing that he as a director was not taken Into the secrets of the alleged briberies. "Did you ever know that Abraham Ruef was employed as a lawyer by the United Railroads?" Heney asked. The witness replied negatively. He also declared ignorance of Patrick Calhoun's $200,000 deposit in the local mint. Mr. Meyer was not cross examined. Charles Holbrook, also a United Rail roads director, and one of the oldest and best known merchants In San Francisco, was called. He told of going with Ford and Treasurer Starr of the street car corporation to the mint, soon after the fire, when a sack of gold pieces was de livered to Mr. Starr and carried away In an automobile. He thought the sack would hold about $60,000. Mr. Holbrook said that at no meeting of the board of directors attended by him was the expenditure of money to secure the passage of the trolley fran chise discussed, nor did he learn of any such expenditures. He said he had never been Informed that the corporation em ployed Ruef as a lawyer or In connection with the desired franchise. Heney brought out this testimony with Intent to forestall the plea by the de fense that the $200,000 paid to Ruef was paid as a fee, he having been retained as a lawyer and that not a dollar was ever paid by the United' Railroads to anyone as a bribe. Ford Got $1000 a Month Mr. Holbrook said he last saw Mr. Starr in New York last June. He did not know his present whereabouts. He said Tlrey L. Ford's salary In 1906 as general counsel for the United Rail roads was $1000 a month. In cross examination by Earl Rogers, Mr. Holbrook testified that after the flro no unusual amount of material supplies — suggesting expectation on the part of President Calhoun that the trolley fran chise would be granted — was ordered. "In 1906," asked Heney, "did an appro priation of $200,000 or $50,000 come up be fore the board of directors?" Mr. Holbrook's answer was: "I don't remember any such sum." The witness eald he had no definite In formation but he had heard rumors be fore the fire of suit by Rudolph Spreckels against the United Railroads to prevent the transformance of the cable system. He also heard It rumored that Spreckels offered to build an underground system In the city to prove false the statement by Mr. Calhoun that such a system was not physically practical. "By the way," said (Rogers, "did you ever hear of the habit of Mr. Spreckels of erecting gas plants and water plants and getting public patronage by promisea to maintain them, then selling them out? Ever hear of that habit of Mr. Spreck els?" "Yes." "Not Rudolph" "You don't mean to say you heard of Rudolph Spreckels doing those things, do you, Mr. Holbrook?" Heney inquired. "No. Mr. Rogers didn't say Rudolph Spreckels. He Just Bald Mr. Spreckels. So I answered yes. I never heard of Ru dolph Spreckels doing those things." Victor H. Rosettl, chief clerk of the Wells-Fargn Nevada National bank, was called to testify to United Railroads d« poslts In that institution. By him the prosecution offered to show that of the $375,000 deposited in the Wells- Fargo bank to the credit of Thornwell Mullally, assistant to the president, $115,000 subsequently went Into the United Rail road's account and was legitimately used, the remaining $200,000 did not go Into the corporation account, but was trans ferred to the. oredlt of Tlrey L. Fort in the mint.