IS GIVEN HENEY
rAFT PROBER GREETED BY
/?■•■ BUSINESS MEN y
BPEAKER TELLB OF FIGHT WITH
BAN FRANCIBCO FOE 3
Noted' Attorney Guest of Honor of
City Club— ls Confident of Fa
- i vorable Outcome -of
1 : Great Battle
Over a thousand representative cltl
sens of Los Angeles greeted Francis
J. Heney, assistant prosecuting attor
ney of San Francisco, at the weekly
dinner of the City club of Los Angeles
ln the Hotel Westminster at noon yes
Never was a public speaker given a
more rousing ovation or a more enthu
siastic welcome than was r.ccorded to
the San Francisco graft prober dur
ing the course of his two. hours' ora
tory yesterday. , Cheer after cheer, min
gled with repeated bursts of hand
- clapping and cries of "You are right!"
"Three cheers for Heney!" "Stay with
UP.' "Hit 'em again!" punctuated his
heated and eloquent recital of munici
pal corruptions, and he was cheered
to the echo at every dramatic rest fol
lowing a dozen or more climaxes In his
The large dining room of the West
minster was packed long before the
hour set for Mr. Heney's speech, and
hundreds who found they could not
get Ino - the banquet went away for
. dinner, returning to hear the speech.
By 1 o'clock the dining room was so
filled I that entrance was Impossible.
Crowds of business men, Invited guests
and members of the club arriving late
were ; forced .to stand between me
j. • When " Mr. Heney entered the room
there was a demonstration such as few
men ever are accorded.
Men stood upon chairs waving their
napkins and handkerchiefs. From the
thousand or more of throats went up
a yell of enthusiastic welcome that
could be heard 'to the topmost story
of the big hotel. Standing even on
tables, shouting and ' clapping their
hands, I Mr. Heney was cheered for
i many minutes, and almost borne on
the shoulders of the crowd by the door
to the head of the center table, where
Vice President T. E. Gibbon presided,
Judge W. J. Hunsaker, president of the
club, being unavoidably absent.
| Mr. Heney bowed repeatedly, but it
was Impossible to check the ovation.
The cheering and handclapplng con
tinued and when Mr. Heney was al
lowed to sit down the routine busi
ness of the club was quickly disposed
of. Mr. Gibbon announced that Prose
cutor Heney would address the club on
"Municipal Government," prefacing his
remarks with several compliments to
the noted attorney.
Mr. Heney then arose and opened
his address . with a Joke about his
"It had aft 'O' to it," he said, "but
the 'O' fell off on the trip across the
ocean. There are stilt a few O'Heneys
left, however. I see ln reading 'Ivanhoe'
there |Is | even ' one St. O'Heney."
This produced considerable laughter,
but Mr. Heney was not long In dispos
ing of his Jocular Introductory remarks
and soon got down to business.
Speaker Loudly Cheered- -
,' .The occasion was one rarely paral
leled ln Los Angeles. At times decorum
was cast to the winds, and throughout
the course of Mr. Heney's subsequent
remarks the big assemblage cheered
until every voice was hoarse. At times
during one of the famed prosecutor's
dramatic low-toned periods preceding
a terribly bitter climax ■of accusa
tions, the silence was intense, but
when one - -after ' another , he hurled
names, facts and figures from his
mouth with a fearless and defiant elo
quence such as can compare only with
that of Roosevelt, the cheering was re
newed, and lt seemed that the walls
of .the building must almost tumble
from the explosions of applause.
• "Gentlemen," said Mr. Heney after
the first demonstration following his
joke had ceased, "if I don't talk. loud
enough for those ln the back of the
room to hear me, Just call 'louder,' for
. I can always put on a lot more steam.
"I want to say that this gathering
ls the most encouraging sight I have
seen since I began prosecuting grafters
In the United States. I will tell you
why. Municipal government cannot
be successful, and I mean by that not
only successful In keeping its streets
and sewers clean but in a great sense
In aiding and maintaining civic moral
ity, until every citizen has a full sense
of -personal responsibility and feels
that it Is his government.
Praises City Club
"I have ' traveled from one side of
the country to the other and have ad
dressed clubs ln many parts of ' the
. country, but Judging from the attend
ance here today 'Los Angeles has tho
greatest city club In the United Staes.
This . means that Los" Angeles has ln
the community a greater sense of re
sponsibility for conduct in municipal
;'government than any other city in the
*,y"lf I. attempted to tell you a tenth
• t>\ what ' I know of municipal govern
:;/ ment 'It would be necessary to • keep
• you - here - a month of Sundays and
twenty-four hours a day—that is, If I
told - you' what I ; know of the corrupt
side of municipal government."
..'.Mr. Heney then paused, smiling, and
after a thoughtful silence added: "If
Any -^ Lump in Woman's
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V : The many remarkable cures of can
'! cer "In women's ' breasts by Dr. S. R.
1 Chamley,- 747 South Main street, Los
Angeles, have long been the subject of
comment ;by leading newspapers ; and
jnagazines | throughout America. It is
'universally conceded that he publishes
; the best 130-page boo:: ever printed on
cancers .cured« without knife or pain,
; sent; free fto . all who : describe - their
-cases. ; _ The reader,. may save a life by
r clipping _this '■• out' and ; sending , It •;. to
J some one with cancer. yy y, y - My.
'■'-'■: The doctor's confidence In his ability
ato cure every ease he treats Is lllus-|
trated by: his offer |to give $1000 If he
: falls • to I cure I any cancer he treats l be-
I foreyt has t poisoned deep glands, and
lahat not « • dollar > need be,- paid > until
cured* , \y\. .•■„-''•._.;..!;: •:. ■'.--■.-• •:
"Any lump (»in woman's breast ";. Is
cancer" • Is t, an Sastonishing ' assertion.
hut It hr i been proved by Dr. Chamley,
V7ho has I devoted i thirty-five S years to
Uie study of i cancer and Its cure. ",
I would-tell yon about, the other aid*
It would not take so lone." " _,
'M Continuing, he . said: • * "Under the
teachings (of President Roosevelt the
people have awakened to the fact that
if they want a high standard of moral
ity in' state ' and national government
they . must . establish s and maintain. a
high standard ln the cities first.
•■: "Corrupt . - . municipal government
means corrupe national and state gov
ernment. :• It therefore • behooves us to
study our government and to under
take to find some remedy for those
Stamp Out Gambling
"One popular move now on in cities
Is to attempt to stamp out gambling.
Another is to close saloons or have
them licensed at a high rate.
"These are good In their way, but
those are evils by which the individual
Injures himself alone or those Imme
diately about him. | There ls a greater
evil which fosters gambling, prostitu
tion and liquor traffic. It Is found ln
the attempt by public service corpora
tions to exploit the people.
"Street railways and all public ser
vice corporations have an interest In
controlling the government, and to do
lt they must enter Into unholy alliances
with gamblers, the vile wretches who
live upon women's shame and the
liquor dealers who control the low
"In many cities the lowest dives are
owned and controlled by the wholesale
liquor dealers and not by the men
who conduct them. For that reason
we must take the government out of
the hands of such men as Abe Ruef,
for such men often have managed to
get control of mayors and police com
Herrin, Parker and Ruef
"Boss Tweed once said: 'The people
can vote for whom they please If they
let me do the nominating." Boss Her
rin learned that lesson by heart. So
have Walter Parker and Abe Ruef,
and the latter undertook to nominate
the candidates of all three parties the
last time ho was out of Jail.
. "In the las| election ln which Ruef
participated he made a fight to nom
inate the Judges. In that fight Abe
Ruef, with the consent of W. F. Her
rin, nominated crooks. He went into
the Democratic convention and nom
inated the same crooks. He went Into
the labor union convention—and let
me tell you right here that while the
labor unions are blamed for some
things, the labor unions are the result
of the public service corporations.
Popular Government Inefficient
"A popular government like ours ls
the most Inefficient on earth. Does
that strike you as strange? A mon
archy is far more efficient when you
have a good, benevolent monarch—but
you are never sure of him. But that
is offset by the fact that our govern
ment is the best and freest government
on earth for equal opportunities for
all men. ■;: ;y
"The railroads want exclusive oppor
tunities. Others have thrived on ex
clusive opportunities. We want to con
serve them for our children, and we
can do lt If we have spirit enough to
fight for them. We'll- have a hard
fight because selfishness inspires these
men. • , ' •- » ;
"During the campaign that gave San
Francisco Its corrupt administration I
n.ade a speech In which I predicted
that if the people elected that ticket
they'd send me to prosecute Abe Ruef
and put him ln the penitentiary. • I
didn't know then that a committee of
prominent men back of the Republican
fusion party had entered into a written
agreement with Herrin that Herrin
could control just the same if the ticket
' "I did know that Abe Ruef had a
verbal agreement with Herrin that
Herrin should control If the union
labor ticket should be elected.
"Ruef had an agreement of the same
kind with • almost . every other - labor
leader, Including P. H. McCarthy, one
of the greatest crooks of them. I men
tion McCarthy so that there will be no
occasion for any one to say that I am
working for the union labor party. I
want to declare myself now as being
opposed to all forms of class govern
Class Government Condemned
"We haven't room for class govern
ment In this country. We don't want
any distinctively labor union govern
ment and we don't want any distinc
tively business men's party. The con
stitution of the' United States begins
with a preamble which says that all
men shall be free and equal, whether
It Is the man who carries mortar and
bricks to the top of the building or
the president of one of our railways.
But there seems to be a disposition to
forget that the man who carries mortar
is free and equal and has certain rights
for himself and his children.-;■■•".'.». i-.
--"The deal with Ruef had been com
pleted three weeks before the earth
quake,- at a time when nine-tenths of
the people would have voted against the
granting of the franchise.
"Patrick Calhoun, knowing that the
deal would be defeated If left to a vote
of the people, paid Ruef $400,000 in
order to land the franchise.
"Was Calhoun compelled to pay Ruef
and the supervisors? : . .
"Yes. It was this way:
"After Mr. Huntington had disposed
of the system the new owners watered
the stock and then sold it to Calhoun
for $39,000,000. It did not take Calhoun
long to water the stock up to $92,000,000,
but he found it difficult to pay the de
sired Interest on this amount of stock
with C-cerjt fares.. y.V:^.
With Both Sides
'• "So, you see, he had tb buy Ruef in
order to make good. ' .
"Why should the banks be clamoring
for Calhoun not to be prosecuted, you
"I will cite an Incident which will
throw some light on this.
"One bank floated those bonds when
Calhoun watered them up to $92,000,000.
"And man after man who patronized
that bank was taken Into a back room
and told.that some bonds were to be
floated and that he was to be let ln on
the ground floor.
"Those patrons still are standing on
the ground floor, and they find lt pretty
"These men asked to subscribe said:
'What kind of a game ls this? You
must have known that the real value
of the property was only $18,000,000 or
$20,000,000. You must have known how
the value was supposed to grow.'
"Thus they thought It was necessary
to] bribe the supervisors to get the
cheapest 'transportation •to get more
profits from'the people.
"Many purchases had been made In
advance expecting a deal to go through
when the fire came.
I "Then Abe and Pat got together and
watched the people's talk. i>
m " 'The public will stand for it now,'
said Abe. , r •
"Of course ■ the • people would stand
for' It rather than walk »or ride. on a
mule through all the debris since the
fire. ,-.•■■ •.'.■. *i. ..
"So why did that fighting hero Pat
let Abe hold him up for $200,000? The
city was In the hands of the best citi
zens i under.•; the ?. definition I gave you
before. ;' a They v! were surrounding the
mayor, whom they previously had sup
posed to be ; «r" labor : union man.*.<■
. "But they found that he had only the
left . hand ■ extended toward the unions
and . that the i right was . stretching to
grasp > theirs.«./y;yy : .-;'.'. > /•*; --y-y.
,-.'.'.Gentlemen,* ■ says ii Pat,'.', 'my,' com
pany : finds; it hard Ito _ get i money <in
these' times "of reconstruction,"^ but give
us the' franchise for. the I overhead J trol
ley and. we can:borrow. the money and
rehabilitate the system.',^ •■*-j'■WftfcfiffSw
"What ' ; would ■*/, have happened?
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LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1908.
Wouldn't that committee have rushed
to the supervisors and hanged them to
the nearest lamp pout? ■-*- y
% 'Now, anybody knows that. If that's
true,>. why was the money paid Be
cause Pat wanted to carry out the deal
made before the earthquake. And 'If
he had * not made: it" he never would
have paid the $200,000 to Abe Ruef. He
made the bargain and he settled the
matter by splitting the $400,000 and pay
ing half. And this fighting hero per
mitted himself to be held up! If that's
the sort of stuff you make heroes of,
God forbid that I should entertain any
hero worship. -•,/.•.:.
"They have to do It. The gas com
pany wanted an 85-ecnt rate for gas.
Paid Large Sum
"The valuation of the gas plant did
not exceed $10,000,000 at the time. It
was bonded at $30,000,000 and had to
pay interest on that amount. And of
course you have to make considerable
profit per thousand feet of gas to pay
dividends on $30,000,000 bonds when tho
property ls worth only $10,000,000.
. "Consequently they paid Abe $20,000
and got an 85-cent rate Instead of 75
cents, and they made $600,000 the first
year. They paid $20,000 to make In
terest on their watered stock.
"Well, didn't Innocent purchasers
hold the bonds, and haven't they been
Induced by banks to subscribe for
them? Certainly. So when we inter
fere with Ruef we Interfere with gas
rates, we strike at the $600,000 profits,
we take away the Interest on the bonds.
■ "So with the telephone company peo
ple. They got Into the deal Innocently.
They had to make some more money,
and If they couldn't get lt any other
way they had to get it by bribing the
"They broke lt off by selling bonds to
the people and leaving them to hold the
stock. So the people who hold the bonds
set up a howl. And they have a right
to howl. '. v.,>
Will Howl More
"They will howl some more when our
supervisors assume their rights and re
fuse to pay interest on $10,000,000 wa
tered capital of the gas company.
"When I went to Oregon a Southern
Pacific official attended a prayer meet
ing and made a speech.
"He said that Heney was all wrong,
that the lumber industry was the most
Important one In the northwest, and
that big companies could not operate if
they could not get big tracts of land.
If they could not acquire them honest
ly, he said, they would have to acquire
them anyway. So he said that Heney
ought to get out.
" 'The Oregon homesteader should
have the right to exchange his lands
for any.land any place ln the United
States,' was the claim of the railroads
In the Oregon land cases. They also
said that it would not be right to keep
the homesteader out ln those lonely
lands by himself, and that he could
trade those lands to the railroads.
"They wanted the lands, and they
would plead that If they could get htm
out of those lonely places they could
have the lands for their own usage.
"After I had been before the grand
jury and questioned as to what I knew
In regard to Ruef, Senator. Perkins
hade a statement giving Abe a certifi
cate of character.
"Perkins said that he had known
Ruef for a long time, and that there
could be no truth ln the rumors of
Abe's alleged efforts to bring 1000 Chi
nese disorderly women Into San Fran
"It is true that Perkins had known
Ruef and his actions for some time.
"Think of a man, a United States
senator, who will shield the character
of such a man as Ruef from the public
when It is of vital importance that the
people should know the facts.
"We must demand a higher standard
of our public servants. We have a
right to demand honesty in public serv
ants, and what we have a right to ex
pect from them we have a right to
expect from our newspapers.
"We worked at night to get evidence
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to get Abe Ruef Into jail and we got
nothing but the French restaurant case
and a little police case.
'"Well, the supervisors became bood
lers In January, February, March and
April, 1906, but we let them remain in
office till we could try : Ruef, as we
wanted to follow with the trial of
"Had we forced them to resign
Schmltz could have appointed their
successors. He had done the same
thing before, when he had placed an
ex-convict from Minnesota ln office.
"No man among them would accept
a bribe unless lt was Gallagher, and
then only if lt came from Ruef. So we
let the board stay in office under the
big stick, but allowed It to pass nothing
unless we approved. That lasted from
March 6 to June 13, when we convicted
Schmltz. --', «'
"When Herrin saw that we would
control the city government, what hap
"Herrin had seven commercial bodies
select a man each for a committee. Ho
wanted us to let the supervisors resign
If we would let the committee name
"It Is needless to go down the line
with the members, but they had the
majority of the committee of seven, and
yet Herrin was to give us a good gov
"When the time came to name ia
mayor, the Examiner tried to dictate
the man. When It couldn't, it abused
us, and has abused us from that time
onward. ■'. " -'■ ■"■ *
"We kept our promise to the people.
"We put Dr. Taylor In, and when he
appointed the supervisors we did not
have a word of consultation with him
about it. He made every appointment
of his own choice.
"After the. election of Taylor we had
nothing more to do with that. We
turned to our prosecution.
"Since the prosecutions have reached
the acute stage, the fight in San Fran
cisco to prevent anyone having over
$20,000 from being punished, and to
send every poor devil with only $100
over the road, this committee of bank
ers and business men Is so stron that
Abe Ruef, with his ex-convicts from
the Tenderloin, is not a drop in the
bucket in the effect against that prose
Ashamed of Citizenship
"If you go to the court house where
any of these trials is going on and see
the crowd of thugs there, showing sym
pathy with the bribegivers, you would
be ashamed of your American citizen
"They mean assassination!
"I don't say this because I am afraid
of it. I can afford to be assassinated.
But the people of the state of Califor
nia can't afford to have these things
"A great effort was made to kidnap
Lonergan the night before he was to go
on the stand in the Ford trial.
"With this In view a man was
brought from Chicago to prepare the
way for the Job. With him was a
woman who passed as his wife.
Took Dinners Together
"Nightly they would take Lonergan
to the 'Poodle Dog' and entertain him
at wine dinners.
"Another woman was brought from
Los Angeles. It was all-Important that
the continuity of the testimony be
broken and that could be accom
plished only by removing Lonergan.
"It was a dastardly scheme. It in
volved getting Lonergan Into a road
house and carry out a program that
would result in his being arrested for
"The plan provided next for the kid
naping of l.uef.
"Think of it! They wanted Ruef to
submit to 'being kidnaped without his
own knowledge or consent.
"But Ruef is cowardly and he asked
himself. 'What will they do with me
when they get me up there?' and after
second thought decided that he would
not be kidnaped."
Mr. Heney then told in dramatic de-
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tall the aastardly attempt that had
been made on the lives of eight Inno
cent persons, when a nltro-glycertne
machine was exploded In the Schenck
home, at which former Supervisor
James Gallagher and his wife were
guests. He told how the bomb had
completely wrecked the house, and
stated that it was only by a miracle
the Gallaghers and their hosts had
"That, gentlemen," sid Mr. Heney,
"only serves t - show how desperate the
San Francisco boodlers have become
and to what fiendish methods they will
resort to get rid of those who are after
them. Nat only would they kill Gal
lagher, the principal witness, but they
would murder all who threaten them,
and the Innocent with them.
"That crime, gentlemen, was one of
the most incredible ever attempted,
even in San Francisco.
"And the San Francisco Examiner
was cartooning and ridiculing this oc
currence twenty-four hours after it
happened. Think of cartooning that
dastardly r.ttempt on life.
"And you :>ay for such a sheet to
come into your homes and defile the
minds of your children. _
"Think of such a paper being per
mitted to exist in the intelligent com-
munlty of Los Angeles and to make
such damnablj charges."
Heney concluded his speech in a
most dramatic manner, by solemnly
pledging himself before God. to all
present, that he would Indict certain
newspaper publishers for alleged libel.
He mentioned Editor Dargee of the
Oakland Tribune, M. H. DeYoung of
the San I rancisco Chronicle and Will
iam Randolph Hearst of the Los An
geles and San Francisco Examiners,
particularly emphasizing that even If
libel Is only a misdemeanor In Califor
nia, he intends to prosecute them to
the utmost of his ability.
Heney then stopped abruptly, saying
he had forgotten the fact that he was
to deliver another address In the even
The conclusion of his speech was
r.-.arked by another rousing demonstra
tion, in which hundreds of voices par
ticipated, cheering and yelling loudly
as the assemblage passed from the din
ing room. ■ .-)'.y _-"-' ■'''■•'■' '■•.'./''
A . A
A Truant Husband
Mrs. Bacon: "You say your husband
has got much stouter?"
Mrs. Egbert: "Oh, yes."
"I suppose you are satisfied now?"
"Why so?" i .- ;«.,;••
"You said once you'd like to see more of
him, you know'" —Yonkers Statesman.
FORMER BANK CASHIER
RETURNS A PRISONER
Once Respected Business Man Leaves
Los Angeles and Will Face
Charge of Embezzles i v ;
Sheriff Carl Hayden of Phoenix, Aria.,
reached Los Angeles yesterday from
Calexico, Mexico, having ln custody
John L. McDowell, formerly cashier of
the Union Bank and Trust company of
Phoenix. A few hours later the sheriff
and his prisoner left for Arizona, where
the cashier will be tried on a charge of
McDowell left Phoenix ln July last
and after his departure It was discov
ered he was short about $2500 In his
accounts. He was located ln . Ocean
Park, but no steps were taken to force
his return to Arizona, as the bank of-1
ficials agreed to allow him an oppor
tunity to pay back and make good his
alleged defalcations. Two months ago
he disappeared from Ocean Park and':
his whereabouts were not learned until
Thursday, when he was located in
Mexico. McDowell's family still lives
in Ocean Park. ■ ■ ' ; .
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