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VOL. xxxv.
$4250 THEFT
Elmer R. Farnsworth Confesses— A. D.
Park and William C. Mosley Al
leged Accomplices — Pinker,
tons Hunt fo- Thief
Elmer R. Farnsworth, bookkeeper for
the last five months at Bullock's Depart
. ment - store; A. D. , Park, a news agon,
running on the Santa Fe road, and Wil
liam C. . Mosley, ' father-in-law •of Park,
; were arrested by Pinkerton -detectives
last night and have signed written confes :
: sons ot their connection with the robbery
of Bullocks' store of $4i50 on the nlgh» of
i December 4. i.,v- ■ ' -'■■ ■ .■;■ '■.': ■ >•'■ t ' ■
- 1 About $3300 of the stolen money was re-
■ ■ covered, gay the officers. Of this amount
J780:J 780: was I found . hidden i beneath ; a wash
-stand in Farnsworth's house at 2917 .Lan
franco street, while the remainder, was
I found hidden in two places in the barn In
the rear of the house occupied by Park,
'. his - wife ;. and 11-year-old child and his
i i father-in-law at 712 Ceres avenue. ■ .• ,-. *
r » Farnsworth confessed to the detectives
that he was the one that committed the
' theft, and that no one knew of it until he
took Park into his confidence two weeks
later. He also confessed that two nights
previously to the one on which he stole
the funds he opened Mr. Bullock's private
safe and stole two diamond rings and Jili)
:in gold. , The diamonds from the stolen
rings were found hidden in the bottom of
a small match safe in his pocket, while
the settings of the rings were found be
:: hind la ' piece I of : moulding In one of the
rooms at his' home. . • , -
', £■ Park ' confessed . that Farnsworth told
him of the theft and-that he took all but
the 1780 found at Farnsworth's house and
i hid lit; In -the barn In the rear of his
home. A. portion of this money he took
■with ■ him to ! flagstaff. .' There he mailed
' $250 to Dr. D. C. Farnsworth,' brother of
the bookkeeper, at Lee. Cal. fj With this
: money he mailed a letter which instructed
the physician. to send Farnsworth a check
for the amount. '';. Tills check Farnsworth
intended to cash," and if questioned he
■would be able t i say his brother sent
\ him ' the money. '"';,"
-•-/.:'.. Sent to" Physician '
: t.',;The'Ts26o,was sent in the' bottom of a
; cigar !' box v which contained twenty-tlve
cigars. It lis not thought ■ the physician
d knew? anything 'about theft and the
rj detectives ; say 4 ' they i do' not Intend to ' ar
; rest ; him. s}>^icV■.":;;'/"s }>^icV■.":;;'/"V ■. " : ; ;'/" ,v "■■ '■ '■ '■ < ' ■■■■ ; ' ' : ' ; . .. Z "•=•
En Mosley confessed he saw his son-in-law
hide the money in the barn and. that aft
erward he took it, divided it Into separate
parts '.and planted it In different places.
■ A fruit Jar containing a roll of scrip was
i found hidden beneath a manger, a second
■ Jar, was found between two bales of hay,
while a sum In gold was found hidden in
the house. ',' .' , ."'■'■ . '•...
All men were taken to the office «f Capt.
Paul Flammer at the.central station last
'nlEht' and were afterward, placed In Jail
on suspicion;' : Charges of burglary will be
i.' placed against them today. : '
VK,- Since, the robbery of Bullock's store the
' Plnkerton agents have been working; on
-, the case. .-. Soon . after the robbery was
j reported they became suspicious of Farns
s worth, and detectives were detailed ;to
* shadow : him at all times.",' A man named
■• Burns, employed . about the . building as -a
, ; sprinkler,":-; gave the officers , their first
is clew. He.- described . a man ;he " had seen
about the : building - the night the money
was stolen, and this description so closely
I lifted Farnsworth the detectives were con
fident he was '. the man. .: ■ ' '
y±- Superintendent | Bailey and Assistant
■Superintendent . Seymour !■ Beutler, j who
were .; in ■ charge |of the case, ' placed the
matter in the hands of Assistant . Super
lintendentI intendent John C. " Melnbress, { with in
structions : to do all In his power to cap
ture the thief. . „ ■ ■ / , ■ •
\^' /.Fr.' ;■>■■;., Kept on Trail „;.-,■ V . : > : '- : .^
Y « Since that time Meinbress has kept men
• V>n the trail of , the suspected bookkeeper
lt all times, and the man was several
\rnies ] taken jto j the office j of . the agency
Jjjd questioned. : ■•.'■ .'.;.■:-.. ..
w after 3 o'clock yesterday after
j^Hgn he was summoned from the office of
§{^ft Bullock I company •to the .' Plnkerton
Bgrnuarters and • was '.'. detained there
R after li o'clock. . Ac last he Is said
Bftve 1 broken down and confessed that
;'''fl|ik the funds, but refused to im-
S^jSb anyone vise '"■"'■'"■ "••■"•'■'
'Jmtton shown the evidence that had been
|H JBtf'd he at last made a full con-
JSbF •■ In < this ■ confession he named
■BKP- as the one to whom he had given
money. . ". „ „ - ' ■ ; ; >;
W Farnsworth said , he . hid |In the base
ment of the store when the closing hour
i arrived ; and about !8 . o'clock j went to . the
; fifth floor, y where Ihe hid ; until the right
1 moment i arrived, when he went- to the
,1, 1 office s of .. the company ■ and ! opened ' the
ii safe. From ilt he took the bills," scrip
! • and gold, which he placed In his pocket.
He then went to the first floor, where he
'4 hid $. until I the | watchman . started | on i hli
all o'clock rounds, i. when. he opened the
door and i, went to his home,",-;;,; ■■' '■:.■■■;
life Detectives who • were I shadowing Park
i i were '/.{lmmediately notified .-'. and the
young man was arrested Just as he was
about to board his train for New Mexico.
*„ '■', ; . " Shown . Confession .' „'„ ' ■'.
■; He was hurried to ' the • office (of ' the
agency and , there shown the confession
[ iFarnsworth V had signed. „ He i agreed ' to
I sign : a , like confession | showing his con
nection with the affair : and , accompanied
£ the : officers ■to his home and I pointed out
the place where ■he had hidden the
money. When f this place was i searched
>■' and i the : money : found ;to ; be * gone It • was
'I decided \to i arrest ;; Mosley. -;\ The ;:, father
in-law i readily \ confessed ► to , his \ part ■In
the affair and produced the sums he had
taken. •,'.'?.: • •■• ■■■• '• ,'.' '■ ,], ] ' '- ' » ; '.'• • ; . :
: ;; According, to the detectived the love for
gambling I was i the j thing j which ' brought
about Farnsworth's 1 downfall. ->■. They : say
he Is a man 7of j excellent habits other
wise, but )is ", fond ! of pool 5 and ; dice. <• He
does t not ! smoke, but • gives ; away ; all ' the
checks he wins ,in ■ games. ;■ \„ ; ";■
ijjft He ( has been : employed ' at , the 1 Central
store and by Jacoby Brothers In the past.
ltI It Is f thought .by i the i Pinkertons that ihe
may have i been , responsible ' for 1 the ; theft
of i 11400 ! from * that ', store ?, while he t was
working there nearly a' year ; ago. " Park
(Continued on pave two)
Los Angeles Herald.
Counsel for Defense Bitterly Scores
Prosecution for Inserting New
Accusation at Last
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 30.-The
president of the court before which thu
trial of 169 members of the duma who
signed the Viborg manifesto is being
conducted, today read the list of charges
in the form of questions on which the
court will base ita verdict.
By Associated Press.
The principal charge proved to be the
sending and the transmission to others
for distribution to the people of the
manifesto— a vital point in establishing
crime in ißussla.
After reading the charges, counsel en
gaged for the defense protested against
this, pointing out that the Indictment has
not mentioned the word "transmission,"
and called upon the prosecution to pro
duce the evidence on which It based the
new accusation, made at the last mo
The court retired for an hour, and on
returning conceded the validity of the
protest. The president then announced
that the charge would be altered Into
one, reading "knowledge and approval
of the transmission of the manifesto."
The counsel for the defense insisted
upon the production of the evidence. M.
Te&slinko scathingly criticised the meth
ods" of the prosecution and Its disre
gard for the law. The case finally was
adjourned until tomorrow. The Indict
ment charges only thirteen of the depu
ties with distributing the manifesto.
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30.— A1l women ex
cept members of Thaw's family and the
women reporters will be excluded from
the court room during the second trial
of Harry K. Thaw, which will begin next
The seating capacity of the court room
has been reduced greatly since the first
trial and Justice Downing ie> said also
to be determined to prevent the atten
dance of women moved by morbid curios
ity, who made use of every means at
their command to secure admission to
the courtroom already overcrowded.
Summary of the News
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Tuesday, with showers;
fresh southwest winds. Maxjmum
temperature yesterday, 58 degrees;
minimum, 42 degrees.
■■■ ,'■/, .-.'.:■■ LOCAL .■.-'.; .■■■.; : .
.'.. '. .Endangered by explosion of oil stove, J.
D . Wilshlre 'hurls lump from window.
„■„ ■ Children . are : not taught; vital lessons,
complains pastor in speech before minis
ters. ■ •>'.; '-, •' - ,-.. - ; .. .•' '-■■-■■■'■ .:.*.-'/• ,:■>
Walter O. Schmal wins suit to recover
lnvestment In furniture of rooming house.
| "The . cow . was afraid of papa and so
was ' the j cat," g testifies child witness : for
mother In divorce case. , "Woman attorney
declares man's swearing could 'be - heard
six • blocks. '<i>'"V7 •••""■• : ■".'■...■.■••" : . :.--• ■'*:
j Leader 'of gang of ■ wagon ' thieves In
Jail, , say police. Arrested for : carrying
concealed weapons. ; V '•'•vjT» *,*£*:«
- Speed mania again brings Bar bee Hook
to police court. J> ined J3O for fast motor
lng on down town streets. •'„"■;: ..■■■ -
; J. 1 M.,Ybarra indicted by grand jury
on charge of perjury as witness In Arnaz
d ivorcer c ase.■ /■!... . ': '•''"':•- :'-.^'l "•'-■:'.'.
: Health inspectors to walk the plank. Is
decision of council. v v. * '.. . . : „J . ,
1. Sedate j New Year's eve Is demand 'of
police.. Confetti barred by Chief Kern. I
Testimony of accompllce<-Jeads to con
viction of George ' Bowers ': on '. charge 'of
burglary. 7 -„'; :''■:<' J.J '. -. '''"'■. '■"■ ■, '
: Telephones to police about trunks, is
told to call at station, and on arrival Is
charged with defrauding an Innkeeper. ;<
V Creditors of Electric Heating and Manu
facturing-company: will aid. concern to
resume operations. .'•'.-"■■ . • ; ' ■' •
■:■■•-.■'■' COAST V '.'■ ■■..;■ ;//:,-. 'k.
. Governor Sparks . of Nevada summons
legislature to consider , the trouble be
tween i the - miners and mine owners • .it
Goldtield. " . . > -••;■',/# ..' -
■■■ Grand jury Indicts ■ officials of wrecked
San Francisco bank on charges of em
bezzling stockholders' > money. r -.: ■ • ;
i Abe ; Kuef, former, political boss In I San
Francisco, must occupy a Jail cell instead
of his own special prison quarters. <■'.
. Plague •■» situation - .In ' San : : Francisco
shows great Improvement; probable that
it will be eradicated soon. ■■■■.■ -'■■'■
\ Minister ( who left wife and family In
the east and eloped with an i heiress lls
discovered living : with the girl In San
Francisco. ■'• " i.\ »■■'.",-""' '■'• ■'■■ '■]'■"',■ '"
Coast ; : record , for wireless service es
tablished when messages sent from
Alaska are received at Point Loma and
Vallejo. ■ ■' ■•■.>.
'imskj^': ' -EASTERN '■•\yi\^ >'■',
■ Secretary ,1, 1 of I War Taf t,' ■' speaking : be
fore . meeting :of Merchants' , association
ln Boston, Is hailed as the next president
of .the United States. ;:-'. ■'•>...; '.., ;
Sunday blue laws in New York take on
a : lighter.^ hue"; > period of rigid '. enforce
ment seems .to have passed. *: " ' .>!
• Severe earthquake ' shocks are recorded
by . Instruments •. in • Maryland. ''..<■■'■ ' <
ir At "•: gathering : of .? economic . experts ':- In
Madison, Wis., plans ■; for betterment •' of
laborers' 6 lot i are i discussed. ' ';, s "'. '■'
„, ,' AH. women, excepting. members of pris
oner's family and feminine reporters, will
bc barred from the Thaw trial by order
of .the court. •■;-.'•>■."•; .V,-'>^ : - '"■■''i-.V' : , ■■"-'■ '-.'•' '■'
jf Two »' men j arrested *in Pennsylvania
charged with ; attempting 'to ' blow "up ' a
passenger ■•'_ train ' on , ; the Pennsylvania
railroad.: V./.'■•*■■*-.-.r railroad. : V. '■/.'■•*■■*-.-. r-- ■'■ • ■-' <?;'/■?,:.',
; - ' ■■•■--■■ '''.'.FOREIGN . .■'.'. ■'■?.■■
' Physicians are making ' a strong effort
to * save I Count yon . Moltke, ■ accused ', by
Harden, I German I editor, of I being , one of
the ; leaders ■ of . a , degenerate ■ ring ; which
surrounds; the = emperor.'. ■■■. . - 1.
y Members ',; of ■ ■ former „"■ duma ."; protest
against t action | of , prosecution | In [ making
an additional accusation at the last hour
of i their ;. trial. V. v v."; I^ , :..■ ■' . V. v.'.;V-- . 4 T'.i
Body of T. C. Druce, supposed to have
been burled m forty-three » years ' , ago, is
found in *• coffin when grave is opened as
result ; of ! fight for : estate. •; > •
Accused Count Takes Stand in Hit
Own Behalf — He Explains
the Handkerchief In
By Associated Press.
BERLIN, Dec. 30.— The taking of evi
dence in the 1 Harden case came to an
end this afternoon and the case was
adjourned. The final pleadings will be
heard tomorrow and Judgment probably
will be rendered on Thursday.
After a considerable amount of evidence
from the servants and others regarding
the hysterical nature of Mrs. yon Elbe,
a physician attuched to the law courts
gave the expert opinion gathered during
the entire course of the proceedings that
he had not observed the least foundation
for the accusation of abnormality against
Yon Moltke.
After this state, Count Kuno yon Molt
ke himself took the stand. He declared
he had hardly slept for two months. He
rejected the statement that he had habit
ually used cosmetics to beautify his ap
pearance, but said he was in the habit
of using smelling salts.
He explained the handkerchief by say
ing that owing to the jealousy of his
wife he refrained for several weeks from
visiting Zu Eulenherg's. house, although
his office nas in the bujjaing. After a
scene -with his wife one day, he picked
up a handkerchief belonging to Zu Eu
lenburg and kissed It in an affectionate
manner to ccc whether or not this
would provoke an outbreak of jealousy
from the countess.
Dr. iMagnus Hlrschfeld, who at the last
trial twore that Yon Moltke was abnor
mal, was severely cross-examined today
and withdrew his previous statement.
Emperor's Sister Involved
Charlotte yon Saxe-Meiningen, the eld
est sister of Emperor William, was
brought into the Harden- Yon Moltke libel
case today as the person who had sup
plied Maximilian Harden with the in
formation concerning the Zu Kulenberg
"group" near the person of the emperor
upon which Harden based his campaign
against the so-called Camarilla.
Harden had two meeting with the
princess, seemingly at her request. Pro
fessor Schwenlnger, who was present at
these interviews, gavo a brief account of
them In deposition.
1 General Count Wflhelm yon Hohenbati
was mentioned at these meetings, but no
reference was made to Count Kune yon
Princess Charlotte and the emperor
have been on cool terms for several
years. The, late Prince Bernhard, hus
band of the princess, was long opposed to
the Influence of Prince Philip Zu Eulen
berg at court. It is apparent that the
princess did not forget this feud, and
that she has been instrumental in ruin-
Ing Zu Eulenberg's reputation and his
consequent loss of favors with the em
Schwenigcr Examined
MUNICH, Dec. 30. -Professor Schwen
iger and his wife, who Is a member of the
yon Moltk family, and from whom Max
imilian Harden obtained his information
regarding the alleged tendencies of Count
Kuno yon Moltke, have been subjected
to a judicial examination here and made
depositions before a privy councillor,
which will be read in Berlin.
In the course of their examination,
both the professor and his wife swore
that Mrs. yon Elbe desired particularly
that Harden be introduced to her. When
this had been done she made certain
statements, which were duly reproduced
In good faith, It Is claimed, In the articles
Harden published in Die Zukunft, with
the purely political object of dissolving
the alleged objectionable camarilla sur
rounding the emperor. These assertions
were repeated by Mrs. yon Elbe during
the first trial.
The professor confirmed the report that
Prince yon Bismarck was aware of the
existence of this camarilla, and had
spoken of the abnormal Inclinations of
the imperial adviser.
Disturbance of Considerable Extent
Indicated by Variation of Seismo
graph Needle in Geological
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.— A heavy
earthquake was recorded on the instru
ments at the coast and geological survey
observatory at Cheltenham, Md., this
morning. It commenced at thirty-two
minutes, thirty seconds past midnight
and lasted two hours. The minimum dis
tance was sixty-four mllimeters. The
weather bureau today issued the follow
ing bulletin:
"A distant earthquake of considerable
Intensity was recorded by the seismo
graph at the weather bureau this morn
ing, commencing at 12:33 a. m. and lasting
for over one hour. The first preliminary
tremors continued for four minutes and
fifty-five seconds, and the strongest mo
tion occurred at 12:45 a. m., at which time
the actual movement on the ground at
Washington was about flve mllimeters."
Passenger Traffic Increased
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30.— Transatlantic
passenger traffic during 1907 was In
creased by nearly 1,000,000 passengers
over the traffic in 1906. The total pas
sengers carried, both east and west, has
reached the enormous number of 2,967,828,
according to figures given out by the
North German Lloyd company.
Employer and Bookkeeper Hurt
By Associated Press. '■
CHICAGO, Dec. 30.— 1n a collision be
tween an automobile and a street car
last night W. H. Sharp, president of the
firm of Sharp & Smith, and his book
keeper, Mlsb Rose O'Connor, were se
verely hurt.
American Economic Association and
Allied Body Plan for Better.
ment of Laborers'
By Asaoclated Press.
MADISON, Wls., Dec. 30.— At a Joint
session of the American Economic asso
ciation and the American Association; for
Labor Legislation here today the presi
dent of the latter organization, Dr. Rich
ard E. Ely of the University of Wiscon
sin, spoke on "Economic Theory and La
bor Legislation.
"An examination of modern theories of
population and wages reveals the exist
ence of no doctrine which In itself Is an
tagonistic to labor legislation in Itself,"
he said, "and as a matter of fact, It would
be dtfncult to find such antagonism
among the leading economists of the
world today. Undoubtedly these econ
omists would hold most of the proposals
for labor legislation Impracticable and
even visionary, but on the other hand
they agree with substantial unanimity on
a lnrge number of proposed labor laws.
"The economic laws for labor legisla
tion are argued against when the subject
Is approached from the viewpoint of
contract or the economic bargain, consid
ered particularly in its legal aspect with
respect to underlying economic causes.
"Contracts are static, not dynamic.
Through contract the actually existing
economic forces manifest themselves with
all their Inequalities and injustice.
Contracts Should Be Regulated
"Until recently economists were In
clined to limit regulation of labor condi
tions, and especially hours of toil for
children, young persons and women, leav
ing adult men 'free' to make their own
contracts. But experience has shown
conclusively that while adult males as a
rule are In a far better position In the
labor contract than the other classes
mentioned, unregulated contract does not
always conduce to freedom and fair op
portunity, but frequently means bondage
and degradation. We must not take the
view of the state assuming external
powers and stepping In and interfering
with liberty. Its action is rather the re
sult of the co-operative efforts of men
to determine the conditions of toll and
to enlarge their sphere of economic ao
"Science can draw no arbitrary line be
tween labor legislation for adults and
labor legislation for women and chil
dren; the cases must be Judged a sthey
arise, on their merits. Efficiency must
be an ever present teßt."
Prof. Charles R. Henderson of the Uni
versity of Chicago spoke on "Workinr
man's Insurance In Illinois," which was
also discussed by President John R. Com
mons of Wisconsin university. At a ses
sion of the American Sociological so
ciety the question "Is Race Friction Be
tween Whites and Blacks Growing and
Inevitable?" was considered by Prof. Al
fred H. Stone of Washington, D. C,
Prof. W. E. B. Durbers of Atlanta and
Before the American Political Science
association Prof. Ernest Freund of the
University of Ohio delivered an address
on "The Problem of Intelligent Legis
"A Program for Social Legislation,"
with special reference to the wage earner,
was the subject of a paper by Prof. Henry
R. Seager of Columbia university at a
session of the American Association for
Labor Legislation. A paper by Labor
Commissioner Charles P. Nelll on "The
Employment of Children and Women"
was also , heard.
Safely Through Another Year
Light Thrown on Strange Crime Near
Newark, N. J.— Friend of
Victim Recognizes
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30.— Some light
was thrown today on the mystery sur
rounding the death of tho woman
whose nude body was found last Thurs
day half hidden in the muddy ooze of a
pond near Harrison, N. J., when Mrs.
Frank Hull of this city went to the
Newark morgue and declared positively
that the dead woman was Mrs. Agnes
Young, who formerly lived with her
and later with a Mrs. King in Brooklyn.
The police believe that Mrs. Hull's
identification is correct Mrs. Hull
said she went to Jersey City with Mrs.
Young on Christmas. Following lunch
eon she parted with her companion,
who, she understood, was going on to
Newark to Join a party.
When Mrs. Hull learned of the mur
der through the newspapers and saw
that the description of the dead wo
man seemed to fit her friend, she in
formed the police that she believed
that the murdered woman was Mrs.
Young, who had been employed at one
time as a stenographer and typewriter
In a west side hotel.
She said Mrs. Young was the wife of
an engineer, but that she had not lived
with her husband for several years. In
company with the detectives Mrs. Hull
went to the Newark morgue and after
viewing the body said there was no
doubt of its Identity. Mrs. Hull said
that when they left Mrs. King's home
on Christmas morning Mrs. Young had
$300 In her purse and wore a diamond
ring. On their arrival at Jersey City
they were met by a man, whom she
named, with whom they had luncheon.
When the luncheon party broke up Mrs.
Hull returned to this city.
Holders of Small Amount of Passaic
Concern Allege Interest Was
Not Paid — Postponement
Asked For
By Associated Press.
TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 30.— Application
was this afternoon made for appoint
ment of a receiver for the Passalc Steel
company of Paterson, N. J. The appli
cation was made by Joseph O'Brien and
Michael Martin of Scranton, Pa., who
hold JSOOO of the $2,500,000 of the company's
5 per cent gold bonds Issued in October,
Thuy charge that interest on the bonds
was not paid in October, 1906, April, 1907,
and October, 1907, and that the company
is in arrears to the city of Paterson
for taxes to the amount of J46.000.
The Passalc Steel company was or
ganized under the laws of New Jersey
and has an authorized capital of $6,000,
00. Counsel for other bondholders have
asked for postponement of the case to
permit a reorganization committee of
bondholders to perfect their plans.
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30.— A vessel yawl
boat which came ashore near Barnegat
today gave further evidence of a dis
aster at sea off that place. Steamers ar
riving at this port have already reported
sighting near Barnegat the mast of a
submerged schooner and a five-masted
vessel abandoned, with her Jib boom
broken off, with all except her head sails
It is believed the two vessels were in
collision. The fate of the crew is In
*^rNPI ' '"■ R - '{ "'O P I • ' *»A II, Y, : 3c| : SUNDAY, So
O lll^xl-(X1( i^l^JrlJrja .:, ON TRAINS, 0 CENTS
Judge Dunne Says He Will Seni
Boodler to County Prison, Where
Other Offenders Are
Being Held
By Associated Props.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30.— Abraham
Ruef, the dethroned political boss of San
Francisco, who since his arrest at Tro
cadero, a resort on the beach, nearly a
year ago, has been in a private prison
in the custody of an elisor and six pri
vate guards, will be transferred next
Monday from his pleasant quarters at
Fillmore street and Pacific avenue to the
county jail.
With the assumption of office by
Sheriff-elect Lawrence J. Dolan, next
Monday, Superior Judge Dunne said to
day that he would make an order dis
charging Elisor W. J. Blggy, who now
Is chief of police, and send Ruef to the
county jail, where are Eugene E.
Schmltz, former mayor, under sentence
of flve years for extortion; Louis Glass,
former vice president and general man
ager of the Pacific Telephone company,
sentenced to flve years In San Quentin
for bribery; George D. Collins, the notori
ous lawyer who committed bigamy and
was sentenced to fourteen years for per
jury; J. Dalzell Brown, former general
manager of the insolvent California Safe
Deposit and Trust company, and Walter
J. Bartnett, ex-vlce president of the same
institution, and former vice president and
general counsel of the Western Pacific
Ruef's first prison was the temporary
St. Francis hotel in Union square, then
ex-Mayor Schmltz's former home on
Fillmore street and later his, present
quarters, a two-story house occupied by
himself, six guards, a cook and servant.
Often taking long walks and riding about
town in an automobile attending to busi
ness matters with two guards constantly
with him, Ruef has enjoyed many
privileges which will come to a sudden
end when he Is taken to the county Jail.
For several months, it Is said, Ruef has
paid the expenses of his private jail
rather than be confined In the crowded
city prison, as Judge Dunne declined to
have him Incarcerated at the county jail
while the present sheriff, Thomas F.
O'Neill, was In office, declaring that the
latter could not be trusted.
Ruef received the news philosophically
when told today that Judge Dunne would
send him to the county jail next Monday,
but declined to make any statement.
Dy Associated Press.
PITTSBURO, Dec. 30.— Pennsylvania
railroad detectives today arrested Palmer
Woods and Patrick Grainer of Browns
ville, Pa., and Samuel Conway of Ros
coe, Pa., In connection with an alleged
attempt to blow up a passenger train
on the Pennsylvania railroad :ast Fri
day night near Monongahela, Pa.
It is stated that sixty-six sticks of ten-
Inch dynamite were discovered on the
tracks, but all were removed before the
train came along. Other arrests are ex
Terrific Btorm in the North
By Associated Preea.
VICTORIA, B. C, Dec. 30.— Steamer
Amus, which arrived this morning from
Cape Scott and way ports from the
west coast of Vancouver, brought news
that thousands of giant trees were blown
down, several houses were wrecked and
at least one life lost in a hurricane which
blew over Vancouver Island on Decem
ber 23.
OVER $300,000
Brown and Bartnett Alleged to Have
Used Clerks aa Tools and to Have
Given Worthless Security
for Big Loans
Vy Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30.— Following
a thorough Investigation into the affairs
of the California Safe Deposit and Trust
company, which failed, owing depositors
nearly $9,000,000 and the methods of its
officials alleged to have been responsible
for wrecking the bank, indictments were
returned late this afternoon by the grand
Jury, charging James Dalzell Brown, ex
general manager; Walter J. Bartnett, ex
vice president, general counsel and direc
tor, and James Treadwell, director, with
felony embezzlement.
One indictment each was returned
against Brown and Bartnett and two
against Treadwell.
Bench warrants were issued and bail
fixed at $30,000 for Brown; $36,U00 for
Bartnett and $50,000 on one charge and
$25,000 on the other against Treadwell.
Brown and Bartnei. are already con
fined in the county jail on Indictments
charging embezzlement in connection with
the disappearance of securities valued
at $205,000, belonging to the Colton estate,
which had been deposited by Bartnett as
special administrator with the trust com
Used Bookkeeper as Tool
The indictment against Brown returned
today Is based on a note for $25,000 given
by H. N. Storrs, a bookkeper In the bank,
on May 7, 1906. Storrs, according to As
sistant District Attorney Cook, testified
before the grand Jury that he signed the
note at the request of Brown, and the lat
ter took the money from the bank. As
security for the note some stock in the
Central Traction company, a street rail
way company In Stockton, was put up.
This stock stood In Storrs' name as trus
tee. The latter, it is alleged, testified
that he never owned the stock and that
It was not Issued until some time after
the note was given.
Bartnett's indictment for embezzlement
was in connection with a note given by
W. T. Kearney, an attorney, for a loar
of $30,000 on October 19, 1908, Bartnett
It Is alleged, receiving the money and
Kearney acting only as a "dummy." On
that date, it Is .claimed, Bartnett had
ovedrawn his account at the bank about
$20,000 and got Kearney to give the note,
which left Bartnett $10,000 to his credit.
Stock In the National Bank of the Pa
cific was originaly put up as security, but
upon investigation it was found t.iat
later this stock was taken up and shares
in. the Trinity Bonanza Mining- company
substituted for It.
Owed Bank Over $300,000
One indictment against Treadwell, of
Treadwell mine fame In Alaska, and well
known In mining circles In this state, was
based on a loan for $45,000 from the bank
in which he was a director, for which
Treadwell gave his personal note on Sep
tember 4 last.
At this time it Is said Treadwell al
ready owed the bank over $300,000 for
loans and had overdrawn his current ac
count about $25,000. Instead of paying
interest, it is claimed that every time
that Interest was due he gave a new note.
The obtaining of a loan of $45,000 left $20,
00 to the credit of his current account,
but on October 8 this was all gone ar.d
he had again overdrawn. On this date, it
is alleged, he made a new note for $62,
500, dated it back to September 4. had the
note made on the latter date destroyed
and substituted for it the note for $(U -
600, which left $17,500 to his credit.
The second indictment against Tread
well wa3 based on the latter transaction
and specifies $17,500 as the sum embez
Not Good Attorney
In open court this morning Judge Gra
ham said that Walter J. Bartnett had
not been a good attorney and was denied
the fee he asked for settling the estate
of E. J. Raphael. Some years ago
Raphael was left $3370. Bartnett was
his attorney and had the California Safe
Deposit and Trust company appointed to
care for the money as a trust fund until
Raphael was of age. Six months before
his 21st birthday Raphael notified the
trust company he would want his money
on reaching his majority.
His 21st birthday arrived. On applica
tion for the money he was put off with
an excuse until the bank had suspended
and his money and interest were tied up
Bartnett went Into court asking that
he be paid from the money the amount
of his fee. Duringv the course of the
hearing P. E. Otway, who was paying
teller at the bank, testified that Bart
nett was overdrawn at the bank $52,000.
To Pay All Depositors
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 80.— In a state
ment tonight William M. Ladd, head of
the banking firm of Ladd & TIHon, makes
known his Intention to assume the ob
ligations of the defunct Title Guarantee
and Trust company and to guarantea
the payment in full of all depositors.
By Associated Presm.
CHICAGO, Dec. 30.— Five physicians
were held five hours In quarantine in a
building in South Chicago yesterday be
cause of a diagnosis by a sixth physician
that a patient waa Buffering from small
While 'the patient waited to be re
moved to the isolation hospital, police
men outside refusod to permit anybody to
enter or leave the building. The flve
quarantined doctors insisted that the
patient had chlckenpox.
The pollcu finally asked a physician
with offices in another building to de
cide and he said it was a case of chlck
enpox. Then the quarantine was raised.

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