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JAPANESE NAVAL
MEN SEE SIGHTS
MANY MIDSHIPMEN MAKE TRIP
AROUND SAN FRANCISCO
ORIENTALS HAVE DAY OF SPORT
ON SPECIAL TRAIN
Wardroom and Junior Officers of
Training Cruisers and Aso and
Soya Givl Dinner to
Americans
[By Associated Press.]
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7.—Civic and
commercial San Francisco closed Its
formal entertainment to the officers
and men of the Japanese cruisers Aso
and Soya today by sending the entire
complement of 185 midshipmen and
twenty of the commissioned officers
of the training squadron on an all-day
trip around the hay in a special train
which made lengthy stops at the vari
ous points of interest along the line
of the Southern Pacific railroad; while
some 200 of the enlisted men, compris
ing those who remained aboard their
Is yesterday, were taken on a
wight-seeing tour through the city in
special trolley cars.
Meanwhile Captain T. A. Phelps, com
mandant of the Marc island navy yard,
entertained Rear Admiral Ijichl and
five of his officers at luncheon at the
famous naval station, where Rear Ad
mlral Swinburne and his staff of the
United States Pacific fleet completed
the list of invited guests.
Promptly at 8:15 the party of Nip
ponese "middies" and officers steamed
out of the coast line station under the
escort of Lieutenant Commander Zlag
meter of the West Virginia, Knsign Le-
Franz of the Pennsylvania, Midshipman
Harry A. Badt of the West Virginia,
and two other American "middies."
The first stop was made at Palo Alto,
where for two hours the merry party
wandered about the grounds and
through the buildings of Stanford uni
versity.
A second stop was made at San Jose,
where luncheon was taken. As the train
sped through the famous Santa Clara
valley the Japanese visitors expressed
wonder and delight at the miles upon
milos of prune orchards through which
the railroad winds Its way.
Party Visits Seminary
Upturning northward up the east
shore of the bay, the party left its
train at Sather station and took the
trolley line to Mills seminary, from
which point the last lap of the home
bound trip was made by way of Oak
land mole.
The Japanese officers who lunched to
day at Mare island had ample oppor
tunity to inspect the equipment of the
naval station. Early in the morning
they boarded the tug Slocum, accom
panied by the invited guests from Uncle
Sam's cruisers, and steamed up the
bay, reaching their destination shortly
after 10 o'clock.
There for a couple of hours Captain
Plielps and his subordinate officers es
corted the visitors through the reserva
tion, after which luncheon was served
In the commandant's quarters.
As the Slocum cast loose from the
wharf at the conclusion of the day's
visit, the guns from the training ship
Independence boomed out the regula
tion salute of thirteen guns In honor
of the Japanese emperor's naval repre
sentative in American waters.
The wardroom and Junior officers of
the Aso and Soya gave dinner* tonight
on board their respective vessels to the
wardroom and Junior officers of the
West Virginia, California, Pennsylvania
and Tennessee. Bear Admiral ijichi
will entertain a large number of Jap
anese and American civilian guests at
a reception tomorrow afternoon on
board the flagship Asn, and on Sunday
evening he will give a dinner to Rear
Admiral Swinburne aboard the Asi.
PORTLAND PLANS WELCOME
FOR JAPANESE BLUEJACKETS
PORTLAND, Ore., May 7.—The feting
of twelve Japanese officers of the crui
ser fleet visiting the Pacific coast ports,
in Portland June 7 and 8, is expected
to furnish the best possible evidence
that genuine "entente cordlale" exists
between the United States and Nippon.
Headed by Admiral Ijichi, the officers
will arrive in Portland the morning of
June 7, the first day of the Rose fes
tival.
Everything possible that can be dis
played of Portland in a scenic way will
be shown the visitors.
The feature of the visit will be a
banquet to be given by representative
citizens at the Portland hotel, Three
hundred guests are expected to attend
the banquet.
Following the banquet a reception
will be held by Consul Numano of Port
land in honor of his countrymen, to
which the consul said 5000 invitations
would be issued.
DESMOND'S
-■— * Cor. Third and Spring Sts. K^
' DOUGLAS BUILDING
YOU'LL REALIZE MORE FULLY than we can tell in print how important an assurance of quality is to you
« i^whenTu once have an experience of buying HERE. Our ca. i^^er means & more^
you than you know, but you won't know what it means until you try it. Were making a special feature OK
GREAT VALUES TODAY in— |
We Have MEN'S SUITS AT „.,.*,„,
£ $15 and $20 *sr
: REGULAR $20 TO $25 VALUES
OUR SPECIAL VALUES at these prices are phenomenal 'in clothing; you find.lots of clothes at these prices in
Los Angeles, but not such clothes values anywhere else. . We'll also surprise you in .the better grades-^,Jg
$35 $40 $45 and $50. We make a feature also of great values every Saturday in Men's Shirts, Underwear, Hosiery
and Neckwear.
?O PP ENM UNTIL luNLAPHAT YS 235 FT. OF IhOW^INDOWS
THOUSANDS OF BARRELS
OF OIL GOING TO WASTE
Great Palmer Well Refuses to Be
Capped and Makes Spectacular
Exhibition
SANTA BARBARA, May 7.—News
was received here this afternoon that
the great Palmer oil well, on the Bloeh
n an property in the east end of the old
field, had got beyond control and
nils spurting oil high above the der
rick and flooding the surrounding
country.
The well had been capped, but evi
dently no device is strong enough to
hold (he Immense pressure of gas and
oil.
People are rushing from Santa Maria
this afternoon to the well to witness
the spectacle of thousands of barrels
of oil shooting into the air.
The city council has contributed $1000
toward municipal band concerts, con
tingent upon $5000 being raised by pop
ular subscription. Purpose is to give
free concerts during the summer sea
son.
Councilman M. C. Faulding, who left
8 few months ago without notifying
his fellow officials, has been heard from
at Seattle in the form of a resignation,
and which is accepted.
The council has awarded a franchise
to the Pacific Improvement company
for operating a trackless trolley. When
a franchise in the county has been se
cured the system will be operated to
Hope ranch. This new method of
transportation is a cross between the
BEST ADVERTISED BOY
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
Child Seen in Scores of Illustrations
Falls from Elevated Train
Window
CHICAGO, May 7.—Four-year-old
Paul Maurice Montfort, who was killeu
yesterday by falling through a window
of a south side elevated train to the
sidewalk on Sixty-third street, was
known among his friends as the most
photographed boy in America. His
father, A. Montfort, is a photographer,
who does a large amount of commer
cial work, and when a firm wished a
baby boy's picture to advertise its
goods Mr. Montfort used his little son
at, a model.
Some of the firms using the boy s pic
ture are national advertisers, and thus
the happy face of the lad has looked
from street cars; newspapers, maga
zines and billboards upon residents of
hundreds of cities and towns.
In one of his most widely known
poses the boy is smiling as a brand of
talcum powder Is being shaken over
him.
In another noted pose he is playing
with a safety razor and laughing.
Millions of persons have seen his
picture taken while seated in a tin
bath tub amusing himself with a cake
of soap.
GROCER AT SEATTLE KILLS
BROTHER DURING QUARREL
Shoots Sister.in.Law Also After Rid.
dling Body of Husband with
Bullets
SEATTLE, May 7.—Jeane Fortler,
aged 39, shot and killed his brother,
M Fortlcr, aged 44, in front of their
store at Green Lake, in the northern
part of Seattle, at noon, and subse
quently shot and wounded his brother's
wife.
The brothers, who conducted a gen
eral merchandise store, were heard
quarreling in the store over business
matters. _
Vhere was a shot. The elder For
tler ran out, wounded, and fell In front
of the store.
Jean followed, pistol in hand, and
fired three bullets into his prostrate
brother's body.
The murderer then ran to the For
tler brothers' logging camp, three miles
distant, and shot and fatally wounded
his dead brothers wife. He then es
caped to the woods.
Torpedo Flotilla to Rendezvous
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7.—The tor
pedo boats Farragut, Lawrence, Row
an, Stewart, Justin and Paul Jones ar
rived today from Magdalena bay. All
vessels of the torpedo flotilla on this
const will rendezvous at Vallejo to
morrow to receive minor repairs before
starting north with the ships of the
Pacific fleet.
Postoffice Site Chosen
(}K\SS VALLEY, May 7.—The prop
erty ot the Junes estate at the corner
of Auburn and Bank streets has been
chosen as the site of the postofflce to
b,. built in this city, according to a dis
patch received today from Washington
The site selected is in the central part
of the city.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1000.
LAWYERS TRACE
CALHOUN'S COIN
ALLEGED $200,000 BRIBE SUB
JECT OF CONTENTION
PROSECUTION TRIES TO PROVE
PURPOSE OF BIG CHECK
Acting Treasurer of Mint Is Witness
and Is Most Important of
the Day—Evidence
Strong
[By Associated Press]
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7.-The
prosecution in the case of Patrick Cal
houn, president of the United Rail
roads, on trial for offering a bribe,
continued today its painstaking effort
to trace the $200,000 in currency paid
to Tirey L. Ford at the mint, on Cal
houn's order, in 1906, to the hands of
the supervisors, or rather to their al
leged agent, Abraham Ruef, from the
office of Ford, where the last positive
| evidence on the subject left it.
The acting treasurer, A. M. Dollar,
of the company, through whose hands
all moneys either received or paid out
' must pass was, perhaps, the most im
portant witness of the day since he
showed that this great sum had not
been handled in the ordinary course of
business, or In fact, passed through
his office at all..
From this statement and the pre
vious testimony of other witnesses as
i to the visits of Ruef to Ford's office
somewhere around the time the money
was convoyed there by Ford and Ab
bott, It is the hope of the prosecution
to convince th 3 jury that no other
deduction is possible but that the
money was paid to Ruef and by him
disbursed to the supervisors.
Evidence taken today was all along
the line of elimination of other possi
ble explanations for the withdrawal
from the mint In cash of these par
: ticular amounts.
The only other feature of the day
; was the testimony of George B. Wil
-1 cutt, secretary and controller of the
United Railroads company, who
brought into court the minute books
of the directors' meeting for the year
1 1906.
Wileutt related the election of Mr.
Calhoun as president and told of the
holding of all but some twenty-five
', shares of United Railroads stock by
' the United Railroads Investment com
;! pany.
He was asked to bring to court such
franchises belonging to the company
I as were saved from the fire in 1906 on
Monday, when the case will be re
sumed.
Other witnesses were Mrs. Henrietta
; Sittenfeld. Ruef's sister, and Alexan
der S. Lathan, Ruef's chauffeur.
GRAND JURY IMPLICATES
WELL KNOWN CATTLEMEN
Alleged Raiders on Sheep Camp, Dur.
ing Which Herder Was Killed,
Are Indicted
CHEYENNK, May 7.—The grand
jury, which has been investigating the
recent raid on the sheep camp of Al
lemand & Emge, near Spring Creek,
returned indictments today against
George Saban, M. A. Alexander, Thom
as Dixon, William Dize and Charles
Ferris, all well known cattlemen of
Tenaleep, charging them with com
plicity in the murder of a herder
named Lazier of Allemand & Emge.
On the night of March 2 the camp
was attacked by a party of eighteen
masked men.
The sheepmen were shot and the
bodies of two of them burned with the
camp. The sheepmen had been warned
not to cross a certain line with their
flocks.
Large rewards have been offered for
the arrest of the raiders.
Says Perjury Has Increased
NEW YORK, May 7.—Francis L.
Wellman, cross examiner and authority
on court procedure, declared in a speech
to the Catholic club last night that per
jury by witnesses was increasing at an
alarming rate. "There is scarcely a
trial in which It does not appear," he
■aid "If the perjury test were con
fined to the poor and ignorant the work
of the cross-examiner would be sim
plified, but it Is necessary to apply it
also to the well-to-do, intelligent and
the powerful."
Trinity Corporation to Build
NEW YORK, May 7.—Following its
reply from the pulpit of Trinity church
to the attacks on its tenement house
holdings. Trinity corporation has iile<l
plans for the erection of a $500,000 loft
building and a $10,000 warehouse struc
ture, to be erected on the property now
occupied by a half dozen of its tene
ments on the lower west side.
Rich, Lustrous 'Jfll^h® c^/^. Wonderful,, ...
•Taffeta Ribbon J§Sm ■ Value in Veiling
Yar-<ls and yards of beautiful rib- %,&M mM W^SlS® -*' oTdosirablfshadesift asur*
linn; very best quality taffeta; all J^qSS^ Sfei3§B IM^^J&ui r/ ' prising reduction today. Not many
the staple and novelty shades; y^^^S^^^^^m Wl^il^^^^^^M^^ yards of any one style or color; 50c
\HC^^^^ >1 Beautiful Hats (^ J |?A "M J^^^ \oc
Values to $10 is^tm\J\J *■ ''^^^
#7> 4M« sM&^ifj** M /. A varied and charming assortment of stylish Hats—many of ' j£&2o M%.offs MjfftfQM*
Jjn@ tiif&^Mf H|7|A them marked yesterday at $10.00— special sale today at C2?/#<* &9*ijmr &[%f&J?W.
Jz?Z~-~Z^£L this extraordinary price—only $4.50. As-many pretty styles @*fnZJc^ ' Eft
VCLOAKa 0D alifiuS^r as there are hats - A Millinery Sale well worth a special trip }Cl£s2*S&JSl£pXii§EJ R
*^—"~ T£~"^^iT3 " ~~"^ down town. Rare values from standpoint of style or vSE_SUIX^
l^J^ZiMSS^tcixm- economy. U««*ui^WsiS^^m^; ; v
Saturday the Day to Buy /fjJjSfesn Saturday Glove Sales
■W- -«r ~T * a I "^^^^^^^2^ SHORT SILK GLOVES— long lisle gloves
%/^//^ 11 4"^> \^£*&aat^!&&S& m white, black and colors. Nearly every -^f" _
WW VjJ I H size, but they won't last long ■ ■ LOL
V V C4L-E.^J %^V-^ l^^^^^^^^^^iff $1.50 KID GLOVES—Short lines, but every size
Several dainty new styles in clever tailored waists /«» and nearly every color included in the mm
added to this great $1 Waist Sale. Also some very /iM^^^-^vij^^l assortment; $1.50 values, pair fOL
pretty lingerie models, making the largest and most / /r^t^^^^j^^^A JBSt^ $1.50 SILK GLOVES— 16-button length excel
t^T^s^::ri^^r^^ \A^^^^>w loli;oTv^: P an-colors- An™aivai-oS C
price. Every woman needs at least -*fl A^V i^^iii 'Mf,MW ' ' ■/UW
half a dozen waists of this kind, but &U; |j jfifftoW $2>SO CHAMOIS GLOVES—Popular 16-button
the trouble is to find styles that are H %^|||j|}r Bfei^i ffla&liNw ■'■ length. Special sale price, $1 OC
fashionable and becoming at anything 11^ B viilf^ W^*' '' *^*®p today .-.-. • • •^I»V 0
like this price. Choose here today.... ■ I '^Jua^^*^^^* >sf . . .■■■-.■.- .-';•' i
BUCKET SHOP MEN
FOUND GUILTY BY
CINCINNATI JURY
GOVERNMENT CHARGES USE OF
MAILS TO DEFRAUD
Verdict Clean Victory for Prosecution,
Which Contends Five Owners
Do Not Even Play Game
Honestly
CINCINNATI, May 7.—The jury in
the case of Louis W. Foyer and five
others who were charged with using
the mails to defraud, in the running of
a so-called bucket shop, returned a
verdict of guilty in the United States
district court here today. The men
found guilty are: Louis W. Foyer,
John Gorman, W. J. Campbell, A. C,
Baldwin, John ML Scott and Edw. F.
The penalty la a fine of from $1000 to
$5000, eighteen months in the peniten
tiary, or both.
Motion for a new trial will be filed.
William J Odell, who died here several
years ago, left an estate estimated at
$2,000,000. '
lie amassed this fortune by running
a bucket shop on a larger scale than
ever before known in this country,
having branches in all the principal
cities and towns in the west and south.
At his death the defendants found
guilty today continued the Odell brok
erage company.
Defendants Gorman, Baldwin, Scott
and Heil were formerly telegraph ope
rators in the employ of Odell.
William Dudley, telegraph operator,
and Attorney Thomas Shay, both of
whom are dead, were interested as
partners with the defendants at one
All these men are credited with hav
ing cleaned up $1,000,000, most of which,
however, Gorman and Dudley and bhay
retained. ,
The verdict today is a clean victory
for the government, which contended
the defendants did not even play the,
bucket shop game honestly, but by
slow wires ana fast wires to Chicago
mid New York took advantage of the
market quotations and closed out
trades with their customers to the best
advantage of the defendants. The gov
ernment contended that actual stock
was not dealt in, but the deals were
nothing more nor less than gambling
on futures of stock.
Danes to Celebrate Fourth
CHICAGO, May 7.—The American
Fourth of July will be celebrated by
Danish-American citizens at an ex
position to be held in Aarhus, Denmark,
July 4, 1909. _^_^^___^^__
TELEGRAPH NEWS IN BRIEF
Virginian Honored —Royall E.
Cabell of Richmond, Va., has been se
lected to succeed John G. Capers of
South Carolina as commissioner of in
ternal revenue. Mr. Capers is ill.
To License Clubs — Governor
Hadley sent a special message to the
legislature at Jefferson City, Mo., yes
terday In an effort to obtain the enact
ment of a law requiring a state license
for the sale of intoxicants in social
clubs.
Hearing Delayed — The habeas
corpus proceedings for the release of
W. F. Ford, cousin of Tirey L. Ford,
from the county jail at Oakland, were
again put oveY yesterday by Judge
Brown, after listening to two hours'
argument.
Six Beds Stolen —Six beds and
the furnishings of the pest house at
Alton, 111., were stolen by burglars who
broke into the unoccupied building.
The city authorities now fear an epi
demic of smallpox, as it is expected
the beds and coverings will be sold.
Lumberman Dies —Mrs. Mary
Campbell, widow of Capt. John Camp
bell, lumberman of Port Blakely,
Wash., whose sawmill was the largest
in the world, died yesterday at Seattle,
aged 87 years. The family is widely
known in shipping and lumber circles.
Shot in Quarrel —Con Enright
and William M. Iverson, teamsters,
quarreled yesterday at Portland, Ore.,
over the harnessing of some horses,
and In his linger Enright shot Iverson
in the back. The latter is seriously
but not fatally wounded. Enright es
caped.
Mrs. Thaw Pays—Evelyn Nes
bit Thaw did not go to jail yesterday.
Instead, representatives of her counsel
paid the receiver appointed to take
charge of Mrs. Thaw's affairs the
amount of $250, the fine imposed for
contempt in failure to appear in sup
plementary proceedings. There still re
mains to be paid nearly $100.
Triple Tragedy — James A.
Dawson, night watchman for a mill
company at Three Lakes, a small town
near Everett, Wash., yesterday morn-
Ing shot and killed his wife and 14
--y«ar-old daughter and then killed him
self. The daughter lived. long enough
to run to a nearby house. It is sup
posed family trouble caused the shoot
ing.
Train Blockaded — The Den
ver-bound train on the Denver, North
western & Pacific railroad fMofflt
road), which left Steamboat Springs
last Friday morning, is still snow
hound within lOOn feot of the snow
sheds ai i..ion:!, if the blockade is not
broken today the mail on the train
will be taken by stage to Wolcott and
thence to Denver.
Court Sustained —Hie Fresno
County COUXt is sustained in a decision
handed down yesterday by the appel
late court involving the right to irri
gation waters. Frank Silva won a suit
In the Fresno court against C. H.
Hawn to prevent him from obstructing
the flow of water in a, ditch which led
onto the plaintiffs land. The appellate
court declares the defendant's appeal
to bo without merit.
Mother to Protect Daughter—
The mother of Hazel Moore, the ghl
to whom the Seattle authorities attrib
ute the downfall of Adjutant Cener.il
Hamilton of Washington, says she ex
pects her daughter to leave Seattle at
once for Oakland. The mother, who
lives at 466 Rose street, Oakland, said
today: "I will do everything 1 can for
her, because she is my daughter." They
have not met for ten years.
D. of C. Convention — The
delegates to the ninth annual conven
tion of the Daughters of the Confed
eracy devoted yesterday to pleasure.
During the forenoon they took obser
vation cars to many places of interest
In and about San Francisco, crossing
the bay at noon for luncheon upon the
campus of tho University of California.
In the afternoon they were the guests
of Joseph LeConte chapter at Berke
ley.
Sues for Deposit— During the
attempt of George Roeth, James L. De
Fremery, R. W. Kinney and George D.
Gray to reorganize the defunct Union
National bank at Oakland, with a cap
ital stock of $300,000, Leon Veiller, a
depositor, was Induced to invest $600
In the capital stock of the institution,
he alleges In his complaint to recover
that amount from the bankers, filed
yesterday in the superior court at Oak
land.
Breaks All Records —Private
advices received by Col. N. E. L,insley,
chairman of the Spokane naval trophy
cup committee, state that the armored
cruiser Washington broke all previous
record* of the United States navy In
tho recent target practice at Magda
lena bay. This means that the Wash-
ington will be awarded the Spokane
trophy cup for the best target record,
if the award is made in accordance
with the rules observed last year, when
it was captured by the Tennessee.
Physicians to Vaccinate —In a
speech before a political club at New
York, Health Commissioner Darlington
■aid the death rate for Bright's disease
and heart failure was Increasing as a
result of overexertion on the part of
the poor and high living among the
rich. Dr. Darlington also said that a
recurrence of smallpox may be expect
ed this year, as it is a recurrent dis
ease, appearing every seventh year,
and this is its year. His department
expects to vaccinate 300,000 persons in
New York this year.
Screams Save Her—The room
of Miss Mary Blaney in the Hotel
Reich, San Francisco, was entered
early yesterday by a burglar, heavily
armed, who was engaged in ransack
ing the apartment when its occupant
awoke. She attempted to cry out,
when she was .seized by the man, who
tried to choko her into silence. Un
nerved by the threats of death, she ut
tered a series of piercing screams
which aroused the inmates of the house
and caused the thief to make a hasty
escape by means of the fire escape.
FIREMEN WHEN HONORED
DENY THEY WERE HEROES
Chicago's Flame Fighters Disclaim All
Credit for Brave Deeds
Performed
CHICAGO, May 7.—Chicago firemen,
commended by Chief Horan for heroic
acts performed in the past month,
blushingly disclaimed credit for brav
ery when guests at a hero dinner given
by their comrades.
The. following disclaimers were ut
tered by four of the embarrassed
guests:
"Oh, that was nothln'. I was just
lucky. It isn't every day that a motor
cycle happens along just when you
need it to stop a runaway horse."—
Driver Henry A. Joyce.
"Nothing to it. If we had been tot
ing that woman up the ladder there
would have been something to the job."
—Captain Albert J. McCarthy.
"Oh, I got pretty dusty, that's all.
The screaming of kids makes any man
want to be on the job if he thinks they
are in danger."—Driver Albert Wolfe.
"A fireman has different ideas about
heroism. If you ask him about the
efficiency of his department he Will
brag like a sailor, hut it's no use try
ing to spring the hero dope."—Captain
C, C. Persons.
Sunday
trip
around the
>^ Los Angehs^S. |^ ||0
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[-"(sceneyH Track
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Vc^AQEENy**"/ q*<«"wJ
\ : ~^^in**t-/ Round Trip .
>^ coi.Tol^^ Ll>r Limited to date of sale. '
-i Week days $3.00 round, trip.
/^^^•^X 8-day limit.
'/ " /TEX \ Two hours at Redlands, ../
I tajn I Two hours at Riverside. /
V"*" 105iHfijUf "| Leave 8:30 a. in. Observation
V VJbX / car. A Our folders tell.
MiirTOMi y , E. W. McGee, General Agent,
. -^ r 334 South Spring Street.
CALIFORNIAN JAILED
FOR MINING SWINDLE
NATIVE OF SACRAMENTO IS
SENTENCED IN PARIS
Court Quickly Convicts Alleged Mine
Promoter Who Obtained $100,000
by Fraud from French
Investors
PARIS, May 7.—Charles Woods Gam
mon, an American, who says he is a
native of Sacramento, Cal., today was
found guilty of swindling the French
public through the selling of shares ;n
California mining companies and con
demned to two years in prison and to
pay a fino of $600. According to the
accusation against Gammon, he ob
tained something over $100,000 from
French investors.
He had agencies in various cities and
issued alluring prospectuses promising
colossal returns.
Gammon protested his innocence and
insisted that the money received from
the sale of the shares in his company
had been employed in exploration and
mining work in the United States.
SACRAMENTO, May 7. — Charles
Woods Gammon was formerly a resi
dent of Sacramento county and his
folks still reside on the Gammon ranch,
this side of Courtland. Years ago he
constructed three large granaries down
the river, borrowing many thousands of
dollars to complete the work. Relatives,
neighbors and prominent residents of
Sacramento were victimized into in
vesting in the scheme, and are said to
have dropped small fortunes. A civil
suit was brought by creditors against
Gammon to get back their money.
Gammon left Sacramento shortly after
these financial troubles, going to th»
eastern states and thence to Europe.
Japanese Visit San Jose
SAN JOSK, May 7.—Nearly 300 sail
ors of the Japanese training squadron
were in San Jose today. They took
special Interest in the schools, visiting
the state normal school, where they
were addressed by President Dailey and
where they sang their national air and
other Japanese songs. They spent
some time also in the Japanese quar
ter, where they were warmly received
by'their countrymen.
Pioneer Californian Dies
SAN JOSK, May 7.—News of the
death of Marcellus Ross, an old pio
neer of this viilley at Tacoma last
Monday was received here today. He
B "native of Missouri, aged 85, and
lie is survived by his wife, two sons
and a daughter.
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