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Frederick Emery, Machinist, Shot
Through Heart in South
Olive Street Home
Mother and Sister of Victim De
clare Young Woman Had
Attempted Suicide
Frederick C. Emery; 27 years of ago
and a machinist, was shot through the
heart and instantly killed last evening
while endeavoring to take a revolver
from his wife, with which, It is said,
■be intended to commit Buidde. It is
believed the killing of Emery was ac
cidental, the weapon being discharged
during the struggle for possession of It.
The tragedy occurred in apartments oc
cupied by the couple at 134 South Olive
It appears that Emery, who was em
ployed by the McCan mechanical works
nt Twenty-fourth street and Long
Beach avenue, arrived at home shortly
before 6 o'clock last night. He re
moved his shirt and was preparing to
jiut on another, when Mrs. Emory, It ]
Is understood, asked him to go to n I
grocery store and buy a bottle of milk
and a loaf of bread. This angered
Emery, who refused to go, and up
braided her for not having the food in
the house and for not having supper
ready when he reached home.
One word led to another and soon
the couple were engaged in a violent
quarrel. During the dispute Emery,
so his wife declares, seized a mandolin |
and struck her on the head. This
aroused her ire and she retaliated by |
scratching him on the nock, inflicting
a slight abrasion from which tho
blood flowed.
The disturbance created by the
couple attracted tho attention of Mrs.
Ida Emery and Miss Ethel Emery, 15
years old, mother and sister respective
ly of the dead man, who occupied a
room on tho first floor of the rooming
house almost directly beneath the
apartment in which the shooting oc
curred. They rushed into the room and
begged the pair to stop quarreling.
Both ceased hostilities, but continued
to accuse each other of too much nag
Finally Emery, it is said, arose and
stated that ho had contended with his |
wife's quarrelsome disposition long
enough and that he was going to leavo
her. Mrs. Emery, it is stated, told him
to go—the sooner tlie better—but burst
into tears and wept bitterly.
Mrs. Emery then walked to the
dresser, opened a drawer and obtained
a revolver— a cheap one of the bulldog ;
pattern. She loaded it and ran into a i
small closet that opens into the room,
with the apparent intention of com
mitting suicide. Emery followed her
in an endeavor to gain possession of
the gun. She pushed him backward,
but he perslstetd and grappled with
hor. For a few moments they engaged
in a strenuous struggle, then a shot j
rang out and Emery fell to the floor i
with the blood oozing from a small
hole in his left breast. The bullet pen
etrated his heart and he never uttered
a sound after striking the floor.
After the shooting Mrs. Emery took
the revolver into the small kitchen and
placed it between two piles of dishes,
where it was found by the detectives,
who arrived within a few minutes after
the fatal shot was fired.
"I must have shot him; I know I
did," sobbed the young woman when
questioned by the officers. The woman
was hysterical and all attempts to ob
tain a lucid statement from her re
garding the shooting were futile.
Mrs. Ida Emery, mother of the dr»nd
man, embraced the weaping woman
and attempted to comfort her.
•'I know you aid not do It intention
ally," sobbed the aged woman. "It
was not your fault."
The sister of the dead man also at
tempted to assuage the grief of the
woman and wept bitterly when the de
tectives placed the widow under arrest
and took her to tho central police sta
tion on a charge of murder.
That Emery loved his wife is in
dicated by tho fact that when his
mother entered the room and asked
him what caused the wound on his
throat he told her that he had become
engaged in a difficulty on the street
ana wag scratched by a man In Utter
ing this statement he was attempting
to shield his wife and load his mother
to believe that relations between him
self and his wife were amicable.
Mrs. Emery spoiled his gallant at
tempt to divert the suspicion by de
claring that she had inflicted the
wound because he had struck her with
the mandolin.
That Mrs. Emery attempted suicide j
is borne out by the statement of the |
mother and the sister of the dead
man, who some time after the shoot
ing were able to tell a semi-coherent
story to the police.
According to their story, Mrs. Emery,
after hor husband announced that ha
was going to leave her, rushed to tho
dresser, obtained the revolver and
placed five cartridges in the cylinder.
She then ran into the closet.
Satisfied that she intended to end
her life, Emery ran after her, and
was attempting to obtain possession
of the weapon when it was discharged
and the bullet parsed through hia
The couple were married four years
ago. For two years they had been
living in Los Angeles. They lived hap
pily so far as is known, but frequently
engaged in quarrels over trivial mat
The mother and the sister cams to
Los Angeles three weeks ago from
Sacramento, and have been visiting
the couple. They occupied apartments
in the same house, the visitors taking
ihfir meals with, Mr. and Mrs. Emery-
The Emerys originally came from
The body was removed to the under
inking establishment of Breaee Bros.,
where nn autopsy will be held at 9
o'clock this morning.
For Los Angeles ami vicinity Fair Tues
day; not so warm; light north wind. Max
-1 iniiim temperature yesterday, 06 degrees;
minimum temperature; 03 degrees.
Democratic commltteemen denounce slan
derous letter of O. O. P. pirns bureau
concerning corruption fund. PAGE 11
Announce pprles of Theodore Bell meetings
In vicinity of Los Angeles. PAOE 11
Mrs. Belle Lav In may disclose facts today
to Jury Impaneled to Investigate Times
explosion. < PAOB 1
Owners of new steamers Harvard and Yale
tell of plans and Innovations to be In
troduced. PAGE 1
Sergeants D. I* Adams and R. L. Heath
appointed police lieutenants. PAGE 9
State president of W. C. T. V. leaves to
day for Baltimore to attend national con
vention of organization. PAGE! 9
Mayor hopes a public subscription will save
widow Vldal from being turned out of
homo. PAGE 9
Loading business men launch * campaign to
secure International Y. M. C. A. conven
tion for Los Angeles In 1913. PAGE 9
Husband killed In struggle to take pistol
from wife who threatened suicide.
v PAGE 1
, Charter members of Eboll club guests
at brilliant reception held In Los
Angeles headquarters. PAGE 5
Historic flag owned by Dr. W. B. Clay
ton shows facsimile of state's first
seal. J'Ai.iß 9
Los Angeles Is visited by warm wave.
Building Inspector demands Ore es
capes for city hall. PAGE S
Former board of directors of All Night
and Day bank bring action against
now officials. PAGE 8
Referees report In case of city against
owners to condemn property for *
boulevard. . PAGE 8
A 10-year-old senorlta flees from cruel
home. PAGE 4
I Names of famous men found in first
directory of Now York. PAGE 4
Qarvanza citizens protest against Ar
royo Seco earth fill. PAGE 6
High school pupils ask Los Angeles
railway to raise age limit on special
rate school tickets. PAGE 16
Insurance collector shot three times
and robbed of $155 In heart of busi
ness district. PAGE, 16
Samuel G. Blythe. famous political
writer, visits Los Angeles. PAGE 16
I Theaters. PAGE 6
Society, clubs and music. PAGE f,
Mining and nil fields. PAGE 6
Building permits. PAGE 6
Personals. PAGE 6
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
Editorial and letter box. PAGE 10
Politics. PAGE 11
Sports. PAGES 12-13
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 13
Classified advertising. PAGES 13-15
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Shipping. PAGE 13
Runaway saddle horse ridden by woman at
Son Bernardino collides with buggy and
throws occupant, a woman of 80. PAGE 13
: At El Modena a babe dies In house that Is
; being fumigated. / PAGE 13
' , Men guard Salt Lake tracks In Long Bea^h
1 | to prevent Pacific Electric crossing right
of way. . PAGE 13
■ Two 8000-candlepower arc lights will be
placed in Carmollta playground at Pasa
dena. PAGE 13
i Estimate loss by forest fires in Montana
I and Idaho at $15,000,000. PAGE 3
San Pedro coroner holds Inquest on chauf
feur killed in auto accident Sunday night. -
! Sensation caused at Fresno by refer--'
ences to public speaking in Indus
diiMtritil Workers' newspaper. "^ PAGE 16
! Postofflce department Issues report show
Ing deficit of 111,600.000. PAGE 2
Government will auction unallotted In
dian land In Oklahoma. PAGE 3
Final attempt made by government to
uphold Panama canal case indictments
in supreme court. PAGQ 3
Opening arguments made In case against
" Pemberton and Clark for legislature
bribery in Illinois. PAGE 3
Steamer Regulus is wrecked on New
foundland coast and 19 lost. PAGE 2
Senator Cummins of lowa at Ham
ilton club in Chicago, opens Illinois
campaign. PAGE 2
United' States comptroller proposes to
collect credit Information for use of
bank examiners. PAGE 3
Leigh Rhodes, Chicago 'Candy Ban
dit,' tells St. Louis police of his many
crimes. - PAGE 3
Roosevelt Inspects abandoned farms In
New York. PAGE 8
Contestants at International aviation
meeting In New York make new
records and thrill thousands of spec
tators. ' PAGE 1
Costa Rica government enters Into con
tract for laying of submarine cables.
Dowie's deposer and successor at Zlon City
Inaugurates espionage system. PAGE 4
Bengal tiger breaks loose on English liner
and alarms passengers. PAGE 4
Navy department officials unearth record
that north pole was discovered in 1380 by
friar of Oxford. ■ PAGE 5
Democratic candidate for governor of New
York denies connection with wall paper
trust. PAGE 16
John K. Tener, Republican nominee for
governor of Pennsylvania charges criminal
libel against North American editor. PAGE 16
Organized efforts Inaugurated In Canada by ■
aero club to find missing balloonist* Post
and Hawley. - PAGE 1
Two hundred lives lost in tidal wave off .
shore of Naples. PAGE 1
I Nineteen sailors drowned in wreck of
steamer Regulus off Newfoundland. PAGE 2
Russian government has refused proposals
of England and United States to arbi
trate cargo question of war prize Old
hamia. PAGE 16
Glosgow and Western encounters rich ore
in star mine. '• - PAGE 6
Aged desert scout recalls old times RAGE 6
Black Butte prepares for extensive opera
tions _ L ; PAGE «
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24.—Arthur
R. Uriggs, president of the Western
Btat«a Life Insurance company and
one of tho most widely known citizens
of California, died today following an
operation for acute appendicitis, per
formed last Saturday.
Ho formerly was president of the
California Immigration association,
which he organized; manager of the
land department of the Bunk of Cali
fornia at Fresno and for several years
president of the California State Hank
of Trade. He was born in Painesvllle,
Ohio, 71 years ago, and before coming
to California twenty-eight years ago
was In business in Chicago.
Drexel Scores New American Al
titude Record at Competition
in Belmont Park
Models Never Seen Before in
America Amaze Spectators
at International Meet
(Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Oct. 24.—The third day
of the international aviation meeting
at Belmont Park made up for all the
damp, cold and disappointment of the
first two days.
A new American record for altitude
was set down to the credit of J. Arm
strong Drexel, and the competition in
other events was at all times full of
zest. »-
Drexel soared for altitude in his rec
ord flight at 3:40 p. m., five minutes
before the second hourly altitude con
test closed. In great circles he crept
Into the wind, pointing higner and
higher Into the glare of the setting
sun to a height of 7105 feet. He planed
above the crowd like a hawk search
ing the moors, so high that he seemed
almost immobile against the blue.
His descent was swift, and he land
ed safely in tho middle of the field.
There was immediate surmise that he
had approached, if not established, a
new record, but no figures were avail
able until his barograph had been un
sealed and the reading" of the stylo
graph on tha sheet inside it exam
The instrument shows both the height
and the time at which the flight was
made. The reading was remarkably
sharp, and showed he had risen 7105
feet. The best previous American rec
ord was 6175, made by Walter Brook
ins at Atlantic City, and Drexel's own
best record made last summer in
Great Britain was 6750 feet, at the
time a world's record. The world's
altitude record now is 9186 feet, held
by Henry Wynmalen, a Hollander.
There was some confusion as to just
what honors Drexel was entitled to
for his splendid performance today. He
had risen five minutes before the sec
ond hour for altitude flights closed
and he was not entered in the grand
altitude event. According to the rules,
"the measurement of altitudes will
cease to be made at the end of the
hour." Drexel did not reach his full
height until long after the hour had
Walter Brooklns also went up for
altitude in a "Baby" Wright biplane—
a machine precisely like the new head
less fliers that the Wrights brought
out this summer, but with a Bharper
upward slant to the planes, thereby
enabling the aviator to point up more
sharply and climb faster.
Brookins went up .4882 feet, accord
ing to tho barograph, and won second
altitude honors for the day. At the
apex of his climb his engine, which
had given him some trouble before,
stopped dead, with both propellers
pointing straight up into the air, so
that In gliding to earth with no power
on they afforded him the least as
sistance in breaking the rush of his
descent. He came down whizzlns,
about a mile and a half off the course,
and struck with a bump that broke
his forward landing skid. The damage
was small, however, and he was not
hurt In tho least.
Next to the performance of Drexel
the crowd took most enjoyment In the
appearance of models never seen in
America before. They were the new
Wright climber, used by Brookins in
his altitude flight today; tiny Demois
selle, called the humming bird of
aeroplanes, but which looks more like
a butterfly, and a flying fish Antoin
In all there were ten machines aloft
at once. Latham piloted the Antoin
ette. He sat well back in the sharp
stem, shaped like the stem of a speed
launch, with which it cuts the air, and
the two wheels with which he con
trolled the long, slender wings could
be seen incessantly turning backward
and forward under his hands. The
craft was fast and took the turns with
a precision and daring that tho Bleriot
monoplanes, more batlike and blunter,
could not attain.
In the straightaways, however,
Latham was not so fast. F. W. Radly,
an Englishman, In a trlmmed-down
Bleriot, went by him as if he had been
chained to a stump. But Radly had
frequent engine trouble and never
figured seriously in any of the con
tests of the day. Latham was flying
a 50-horsepower, 8-cyllnder machine.
His 16-cyllnder, 100-horsepower ma
chine, in which he will compete for
tho Gordon Bennett cup, will not ar
rive until tomorrow. This powerful
racer Is supposed to be capable of
seventy miles an hour against the
seventy-six credited to the 100-horse
power Bleriot of Le Blanc. Thus far
neither of the 100-horsepower machines
owned by the French team has been
seen In action.
What the new Curtlss and Wright
racing models can do is a conjecture.
They have been kept close under cover,
but thus far none of the American rrm
chines have shown themselves in the
same class with the foreign mono
There was one time this afternoon
when Latham in an Antoinette passed
a Wright machine at the turn and Rad
ley followed and passed the Antoinette
in the stretch.
Ralph Johnstone and Arch HoxM v,
both in headless Wright biplanes, were
circling the field side by side today
when the signal bomb broke* above
them, announcing that the meet had
been officially opened. They wheeled
sharply and crossed the liije with Hox
sey slightly ahead.
Grahamo-White in Clifford B. Har
mon's biplane followed them in a few
J. Armstrong Drexel rose like a
rocket with his fifty-horsepower Bleriot
(Continued on Fx« Three)
Type of Foreign Aeroplanes Entered
at Aviation Races at Belmont Park
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Parties Will Be Sent Out by Aero
Club to Locate Post
and Hawley
OTTAWA, Ont., Oct. 24.—An organ
ized effort to locate Allan R. Hawley
and Augustus Post, crew of the bal
loon America 11, was Inaugurated here
tonight when Edmund F. Stratton of
New York, a member of the Aero Club (
of America, opened a bureau to con
duct Inquiries throughout eastern
Canada, in some part of which the un
reported aeroists are believed to have
taken the ground.
"I propose to conduct as compre
hensive and thorough an inquiry as
can be expedltiously made," said Mr.
Stratton, "and as soon as the drift of
America II can be ascertained I Will
send out a well provisioned searching
party from the nearest available point.
"What I propose to do in Ottawa
now is to compile a route map find if
possible establish the definite drift of
the missing balloon. I am sending
out notification to the papers of Can
ada, asking every one who has seen
any balloon to wire at my expense the
day, the hour, the direction and the
color of the balloon and the place last
"It may take one or two days to
collect enough information to warrant
the seeding out of the searching par
Tonight marked the ending of a
week since the big bag started. Four
days ago it must have landed, accord
ing to experts.
The opinion prevails tonight that
they have landed in one of two im
mense tracts of Canadian wilderness.
One of these lies between Lake Huron
and Hudson bay. The other comprises
a triangle in eastern Quebec, thou
sands of square miles in extent, formed
by the Quebec & Lake St. John rail
way of the Saguenay river and the St.
Experts conferring- here expressed
the opinion the missing balloonists
would eventually turn up safely, if
they have fair skill in using what op
portunity for self-help the wilderness
presents, and are uninjured.
There is a spirit of friendship among
the travelers in northern Canada, both
Indians and whites, which wuuld as
sure Hawley and Post a hearty wel
come by any party they might meet.
Many of the balloona that have been
reported descended within striking dis
tance of construction camps along the
national transcontinental railway.
which is being driven across northern
Ontario and Quebec. If the America
II succeeded in passing this lino, and
landed two or three hundred miles to
th« north, they might be safe and
comfortable and still not be heard from
for a month, or possibly until next j
spring. It is thought it would be fu- |
tile to send searching parties out there
because of the extensiveness of the re
It is the size of a half dozen states
as large as Texas and is without rail
way, towns or villages. To search for
the two men there would be like look
ing for a needle in a haystack. But
it would be easier for the men to lo
cate an Indian camp or a prospect
ing party.
Little credence was given at offi
cial headriarters this afternoon to a
report from Quebec that the missing
men had been located and were os
their way to that city.
TORONTO, Ont., Oct. 24.—The Cana
dian wilderness gave up no hint of
the fato of »he missing balloon Amer
ica II today. A full week now has
passed since Alan R. Tlawley, pilot,
and Augustus Post, aid, sailed from
St. Louis in the international race.
The most promising clew remaining,
(Continued on Pago Two)
Many Perish in Tidal Wave and
Collapse of Buildings on
Isle Off Naples
NAPLES, Oct. 24.—The Island of
Ischia, In the Mediterranean sea, six
teen miles southwest of the city of
Naples, has been storm-swept. First
reports reaching here gave a very con
siderable loss of life from a tidal wave,
but the latest reports indicate the vic
tims will number about 200.
It is believed several persons were
killed by the collapse of houses, but
the body of only one woman has been
Naples suffered from a furious storm
of wind and rain last night, and all
today, the damage amounting to mil
The suburbs were even mori seri
ously affected, several persons being
killed. The surrounding country has
been devastated, great quantities of
grapes and vines, besides trees, walls
and parts of houses being scattered
about in all directions.
An avalanche of stones and mud
rushed clown Mount Vesuvius above
the lava line of the eruption of 1906. It
swept all before it as far as the town
of Portici. It wrecked the tram line
and engulfed nearly a score of victims.
Up to the present there is no con
firmation of the report that Ischia suf
fered from a tidal wave or a seismic
disturbance. It was in the direct path
of the hurricane.
ROME, Oct. 24.—The ministry of the
Interior this evening received word of
it tidal wave at Casamicclola, on the
' island of Ischia, that drowned 200 per
sons. Communication with the island
has been interrupted and verification
of the report is impossible.
The ministry o£ the interior has
mill reil four men-of-war to hurry to
i te scene with men and supplies.
Caaamlcciola Is twelve miles south
i west of Pozzuola at the foot of Mount
| Epomeoz. It was nearly destroyed by
:an earthquake in July, ISB3. when
about 1700 lives were lost. It has since
been rebuilt and haw a population of
about 401)0.
The hurricane caused much destrue-
I tiun along the coast of tho province of
Salento. The town of Cetara, on the
Gulf of Salerno, is reported to have
been destroyed. Twelve bodies have
been taken from wrecked houses, and
there are many Injured.
Reviled lists place the number of
dead in the storm zone as high as 200.
ELKIXS, W. Va., Oct. M.—Because
of conllictlng reports as to Urn condi
tion of Senator Stephen B. Elkihs, who
is ill at his home here. Dr. W. W.
Golden, the senator's physician, gave a
statement to the Associated Preys to
day. He says:
•'The reports that tho condition of
Senator Klkins in critical are wholly
untrue, and furthermore at no time
during his present illness has nil con
dition been such as to give alarm to
his attending physician or the mem
iera of his family."
oli>lj»±jll< LUJ l.l!iO . M.NO.WS 60. ON TRAINS 10«
Meals a La Carte to Be Served
on Harvard and Yale; Own
ers Tell of Plans
"The steamers Harvard and Yale are
neither owned nor controlled by the
Western Pacific, the Salt Lake rail
road or any other corporation but the
Pacific Navigation company, an inde
pendent concern incorporated under
tlie laws of New Jersey, and they are
being brought to the Pacific coast and
will be operated between Los Angeles
and San Francisco by that firm, re
ports to the contrary notwithstanding."
The foregoing statement was made
lase evening by Captain N. A. Goodell,
president of the Pacific Navigation
company, and heartily seconded by
Captain J. H. Bennett, vice president
of the same company.
It lias been known for some time that
Goodell and Bennett were the men re
sponsible for bringing the two new
boats to th.ls coast to engage in the
coastwise service, but owing to the
fact that neither would state just what
company was back of them. It was
persistently rumored that either the
Western Pacific, the new Gould line
Into San Francisco, or the Salt Lake
route was behind the venture. Now
that the company is organized and the
ships on their way here, the two pro
moters feel at liberty to talk, and deny
the connection of any railroad with
their concern.
The two boats left New York for
Tjos Angeles harbor a few days ago,
and a wireless message received here
yesterday by Captain Goodell states
that they are at San Lucas, in the
West Indies, where they put in to take
on a fresh supply of coal. They are
expected to arrive here some time be
tween December 1 and 5 and will be
put in service at once, it being ex
pected that they will be ready for
their first trip along this coast within
a week after their arrival.
With the arrival of the Tale and
Harvard an innovation in steamship
travel along the Pacific coast will be
made Instead of passage, Including
berth and meals, being- sold for a fixed
sum, transportation alone will be sold
on the original ticket, the purchaser
then paying- for his state room, the
prie > depending on the location and
size of the room. Another innovation
will lie the operation of the dining
room a la carte basil. It in intended
to make traveling om either of the
boats Similar to traveling on trains.
The new boats, according to Captain
Qoodell, are ;imong the finest merchant
whips under the American flag. They
are licensed to carry about 1000 pas
sengers and have more than 300 state
rooms, Of these rooms twenty-eight
are similar to an ordinary hotel room,
having connecting private baths.
Just what schedule of prices they
will be operated on has not been deter
mined, according to the officers of the
company lure. The new ships, run
ning at high speed, could make the
trip between I.os Angeles and San
Francisco in seventeen hours, but as
this speed could not be maintained
during storms, a slower schedule, one
which can be kept up at all times,
probably will be put Into effect.
LONDON, Oct. 24.—Dr llawloy H.
Crippen, ronvicted of the murder of
Ills wife. Belle Elmore, the actress; will
be hanged on November 8. The date
originally announced was November 15,
but today the sheriff advanced the duy
one week.
Nineteen Men Will Meet Today to
Hear Evidence Concerning
Times Explosion
Mysterious Suicide of Man in
Modesto May Be Connected
with the Case
This morning at 10 o'clock, in Judga
Bordwell's courtroom, will be impan
eled a jury of nineteen men to hear
and weigh the evidenro concerning
the explosion that in the early morn
ing of October I destroyed the build
ing of the Los Angeles Times and ci
the lives of twenty-one men. Before
this grand jury, it developed yester
day, Mrs. Belle Lavin, the woman who
is held In prison here on a charge of
murder because of her connection wltn
the suspects Involved In the; Times
dynamiting, will be the stellar witness.
Mrs. Lavin haw "come through." To
Attorney Karl Rogers she has given
,a complete- statement of all that she
knows concerning Schmidt, the "one
eyed man"; Bryson, his mysterious
pal, ana Caplan, the anarchist, In her
story .she has related the meeting of
these men with a number of other
men Who may also become involved in
the case. Sho has related convers*
tions which involve the three sus
pects with the crime, and her story
affords the link directly connecting the
dynamite buyers with the explosion
and also furnishes what Attorney Rog
ers considers a strong sidelight on thu
It was admitted yesterday by offi
cials In the case that if .Mrs. Lavin
repeats the .story told to Rogers be
fore tli<: grand jury she will not be
prosecuted on the murder charge.
Rogers himself said: "Concealing a
crime makes one a party to it. This
woman's change of front makes it
probable that sho will not be prose
Directly connected with the import
ance attached to the testimony of Mrs.
Lavin is the fact that although the
San Francisco police and Rogers and
the local authorities are working tl.
perfect harmony on the case, the local
"prosecution" and the northern officers'
have widely divergent theories as to
the motive behind the crime.
Captain Seymour and his detectives
have evidence which they believe sure
ly points to the Times explosion be
ing the result of an anarchist plot. The
local "prosecution" claims the evidence
points to the explosion being due to
the labor difficulties of the Thne3. In
their efforts to establish this theory
an attempt will lie made soon after
the grand Jury meets this morningl to
subpoena Anton Johannsen, business
agent of the Millworkers' union, O. A.
Tveitmoe, secretary-treasurer of the
State Building Trades council, and
Mouon, an assistant of Tveitmoe in
the editing of a labor newspaper.
These nun -all deny any connection
whatever with any act of violence
against the Times but Johannsen ad
mits that he employed Bchmldt, one
of the suspects to build him a houso
at Corte Madem, and also was well ac
quainted with the man. This admis
sion, together with the fact that Jo
hannsen went East to raise funds for
continuing tho metalworkers' strike in
this city, will be the reasons urged for
his appearance before the grand jury.
An alleged passing acquaintance of
Tveitmoe and Morton, with Schmidt,
will Vie the basis of ;tn effort to have
these two men also testify before tho
inquisitorial body.
The San Francisco police do not re
gard any testimony that these men
can give as important. They have se
cured a mass ol data showing Hie an
archistic affiliations of Caplan, Bryson
and Schmidt and of recent meetings
of these three suspects with notorious
anarchists at 1365 Grove street, San
Francisco, where the plot against tho
Times is said to have been hatched.
John Fox. Kmma Parsons and Al
bert Aaron*, all alleged to be anar
chists , are said to have been asso
ciates of Caplan and Schmidt and to
have had frequent conferences with
them at 33 Bryant terrace, where Cap
lan moved from his (..rove street ad
dress. The police have secured a
quantity oC anarchistic literature that
Caplan left at the Grove street ad
dress and also letters written by Bry
son to Caplan that it is claimed strong
ly intimate the two men were member!
of a terrorist organization.
When Airs. Caplan was taken to po
lice headquarters in Han Prancisoo
one of the first things she volunteered
was that she was not in anarchist and
she appeared very much frightened
that she might be considered a mem
ber of the "red" organization.
The search for the suspects yester
day brought the police apparently no
closer to their quarry than they were
a week ago.
Robert O'Brlan, an Industrial "Work
er of the World, arrested in Fresno
a week ago, has been taken to Han
ford, CaLi by Marshal Frederick of
that city. Presumably O'Brian is sup
posed to know something about tho
blowing up of the Times building, al
though officials here deny connecting
him with the crime in any way.
Marshal Frederick went to Fresno and
took charge of O'Brian immediately
after he had returned to Hanford from
Los Angeles, where he placed Morri*
Fitzgerald in Jail from where he was
removed to the county hospital.
ITltßgerald was released from the
hospital yesterday, as the officials havu
become convinced that he had no part
In the dynamiting and that his queer
actions and talk about dynamite were
the results of a disordered mind. The
man was allowed to go his own way
and tho police are making no effort to
keep track of him.
Modesto officers are tracing the pos
sible connection with the Los Angeles
dynamiting case of the mysterious sui
cide of a young man, apparently a
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