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DOWNEY SMASHES
RECORDS TO HEAR
WOOLWINE SPEAK
Fredericks' Actions in River Bed
Steal Held Up to Voters
by Guy Eddie
S. P. RING'S HAND IS SHOWN
Why Didn't District Attorney Act
to Prevent Graft, the
Speaker Shouts
Campaign records for Downey were
smashed last night when Manning's
hall was packed by voters anxious to
hear Thomas Lee Woolwlne, Clarence
M. Taggart and Guy, Eddie discuss
Issues to be decided by the voters next
Tuesday. The hall was filled to over
flowing and many were unable to gain
admittance. No such crowd has turned
out In Downey at any other rally dur
ing the campaign.
Mr. Woolwlne reviewed for the bene
fit of his hearers the charges he has
made against John D. Fredericks, and
called attention to the failure of his
opponent to effectually refute any of
them.
Mr. Taggart discussed good govern
ment In its various phases, taxation
and the Importance of the campaign
to the voters of the county. He said
that machine politics should be elim
inated from county of flues, as It lias
been from municipal affairs.
Guy Eddie scored Fredericks, ar
raigning him for his inactivity while
the corporations and their tools were
ai Tipttng the notorious river bed
etev >> He charged that tho district at
torn\ } had been a party to an attempt
to defame and discredit him, which
was exposed when an Investigation
I was ordered. '«
GUY EDDIE'S -SPEECH
Mr. Eddlo said in part:
"The exposures which ihavo been
made regarding the mismanagement of
the district attorney's offlcft dring tho
Incumbency of Mr. Fredericks demon
strate beyond the margin of a doubt
that the liberties of the hundreds of
thousands of people of this county are
In unsafe hands; In hands that do not
respect the sacredness of our freedom
or the inviolability of property. Where
should there be an officer, a trustee of
the people, from whom more exacting
scrupulousness, more unswerving prin
ciple, more unfaltering courage, than
in the district attorney's office? Tho
candidate for whom I speak is the man
whose scrupulousness, whose Integrity,
whose courage, have been tested undor
conditions which would have proved
weakness had there been the least par
ticle of it In him.
"You all know of the strenuous times
during the exposure of the scandals of
the Harpr administration. You heard
of Tom Woolwlne then, but you didn't
hear enough of him; you should have
been close to him; you should have
seen and heard him. And I dare say,
If you had,' only those would be op
posed to him In this campaign whom
he fought In those horrible days.
"I saw avalaneho aftor avalanche of
the most powerful Influence which
could be gathered in the cfly of Log
Angeles hurled agatnst him, trying to
swerve him from the path of rectitude
as he saw it. I saw him threatened;
' I saw his path so dogged by detectives
artd ruffians that he could not go into
his own office without having to pass
through their midst at his door. But
there was no faltering In that man's
itfootsteps.
ONL.T FOUGHT HARDER
"Ht leaned further forward with each
Onslaught and fought harder and hard
er; and, ladies and gentlemen, he did
this when the public was Inert, when
the voters were slumbering in quiet
contentment with their condition, and
when every evidence pointed to the
certain conclusion that when the flght
was ended he would go forth Into total
oblivion, lost politically, lost socially.
His friends told him to save himself
while he could, but Tom Woolwlne waa
not thinking of himself. He saw cor
ruption In public life; he knew he was
a public officer, sworn to enforce tho
law,- no matter what the effect on him
self: and with the might of right be
hind him he would not stop. This man
rings true; this man is proved; this
man would be a true trustee.
"Permit me now to review some of
the evidence against the incumbent.
First, let me direct your attention to
the Infamous and widely heralded rivpr
bed franchise steal. The city council
of Los Angeles, when under the do
minion of the corrupt political machine
that wap. so entrenched in power here
until a few months back, sought to per
petrate one of the vilest breaches of
trust that public officers could be
guilty of. They sought to transfer
from public ownership to the private
ownership of one of the utility com
panies of Los Angeles that helped to
constitute a part of the corrupt ma-
chine, over $1,000,000 worth of the city's
property, ,the Los Angeles riverbed
that would now be worth to any rail
road corporation over $10,000,000 as the
most splendid entry for a railroad line
into the city of Los Angeles.
FREDERICKS DIDN'T ACT
"That act of treason by the city
council brought forth a volcano of in
furiatlon from the citizens of Los An
geles. They packed the city council
chamber until their numbers extended
out upon the streets. The newspapers
were shouting treason and hurling de
fiance In the loudest terms at those
public trustees. Everywhere cries of
corruption could be heard. No one
could"*escape the awful uproar that was
raging all about, but within 300 yards
of that chamber of inequity, within the
focal center of the hurricane of wrath
that was sweeping about, sat the dis
trict attorney, deaf and motionless.
"Why didn't he act? "Why didn't he
discharge the duties of his trust? Why
didn't he summon a grand jury to in
vestigate that horrible mess? Were
there chains upon him? Was it be
cause the same political machine that
was perpetrating this deed was the one
which had put him Into office? Some
thing was weighting him down; some
thing was keeping him from doing his
duty. The people's trustees should
have acted! He says now that he
didn't have any evidence of wrong-
(Continued on l'aga Two)
LOS ANGELES HERALD
Attorneys Urge Non-Partisan Judiciary
and Indorse Albert Lee Stephens
To the Voters of Los Angeles County:
At the coming election there arc three superior judges to be
elected for the regular term of six years.
This office is of the utmost importance to every man, woman
and child in Los Angeles county. The judges of the superior court
are the arbitrators of the life, liberty and property of the citizens
of this county.
Among the candidates for this extremelytimportant office is
Hon. Albert Lee Stephens, who for years has enjoyed the esteem
and confidence of his fellow citizens, and who, as justice of the
peace of Los Angeles township, has won the unqualified approval
of the bar of Los Angeles county.
Four years ago Judge Stephens was elected to his present posi
tion on the non-partisan ticket. Above all other offices the judici
ary of our state should be absolutely non-partisam He is in every
sense, both personally and professionally, fitted for the position to
which he aspires, and we take the utmost pleasure in heartily
recommending him for one of these judgships as a man of excellent
ability, splendid integrity and high judicial ideals.
Respectfully,
TO'SEPH H. CALL FREDERICK BAKER '
TAS. A. ANDERSON ALBERT M. STEPHENS
\VM J. HUNSAKER OLIN WELLBORN, JR.
I NATHAN NEWBY CHARLES H. MATTINGLY
W H ANDREWS LLOYD W, MOULTRIE
EDwi F. WEHRLE H. L. DUNNIGAN
OSCAR W. TRIPPET
It will be noted that one of the signatures to the above petition
is Albert M. Stephens, former judge of the superior court. This is
not Albert Lee Stephens, and the two gentlemen are in no way re
lated. Much confusion has resulted because of the similarity of
names. ,
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
FORECAST
For Jam i Angles «md vicinity I Cloudy,
unsettled weather Thursday) possibly light
showers; light loath wind. Maximum tem
perature yesterday, 75 degrees; minimum
temperature, M degrees, ,!
LOS ANGELES
Women will appear before grand Jury
today to tell about dynamite s"s
--* pects In Times plot. . PAGE 1
Professor Carl C. Plehn defends »mend
ment No. 1. PAQB 4
Howard Huntingdon starts $1 subscrip
tion from each autoist to save Widow
Vldal's home. FAOB 4
Fast riders entered In j next Sunday's
motorcycle rao.s. PAGE 13
Woman aged 7» years and child lost;
tramp streets all day. PAGE 9
Pacific Electric company reopens row
with Casa. Verdugo restaurateur. , g
Many " sirt*ort>an sections file applica
tions for establishment of new school •
districts. ' . PAa» »
State Sunday echool convention will
meet here next week. PAGE 9
Thirty-foot boa constrictor escapes after
having pictures taken In park and Is
at large In Los Angeles. PAGE 9
Negro boy confesses to probation of
fleer of many petty thefts. PAGE 9
Police Judge Chambers expresses views
on police spy system. . PAGE! 9
Route for labor parade tonight Is an
nounced. PAGE 18
Question of expense in transporting
prisoners will aid Los Angeles in ef
■ fort to get federal penitentiary here.
y PAGE) 16
T. E. Gibbon brands as. false story re
garding choice of Senator Flint's suc
cessor "" PAGE 11
Heirs of the Fay estate. It Is thought,
may oppose mother's administration.
More aaueduct bonds may be sold as
market is Improved. ■ PAGE 8
Court rules that new directors shall , ■
. control All Night and Day bank. g
Theaters. PAGE 5,
Society, clubs and music. PAGE 6
Mining and oil fields. /_ PAGE 6
Building permits. ■ PAGE 6
Shipping. PAGE^ 6
Citrus fruit report. . PAGE 7
Markets and financial. . PAGE 7
News of the courts. PAGE 8
Municipal affairs. PAGE 8
Editorial and Letter Box. PAGE 10
Politics. "PAGE .11
City brevities. PAGE 11
Sports. ■ PAGE 12
Marriage licenses, births, death*. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. - PAGES 14-15
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Erection of seaside hospital at Long
Beach delayed. PAGE 13
San Bernardino man, despondent, at
tempts suicide. " PAGE 13
Police chief of Ocean Park Is reduced
, In rank. PAGE 13
Gardeners to open annual flower show
at Pasadena. PAGE IS
COAST .
Prosecution strengthens case , against
Fresno physician. PAGE 2
Hot debate In Arizona constitutional
convention expected on labor Injunc
tions. \ PAGE 3
Body of once famous Spanish chef Is
found at White point, San Pedro.
I . P.J.GE 6
Audience of 5000 cheer former Mayor
Taylor's Indorsement of Bell In San
Francisco. PAGE 13
EASTERN " *M
Mayor Gaynor secures consent of strik
. ers to submit to arbitration. PAGE 1
Chicago rioters In garment workers' '
strike face gun charge. PAGE 1
Secretary Knox pleads for Indorsement
of administration at Columbus. O.
PAGE 4
Attorney in Lorlmer case is Indicted on
charge of bribery. . * PAGE! 1
Mayor Gaynor comes out In support of
Dlx. ' .' ■* PAGE 2
Colonel Jaspar E. Brady claims blowing
up of Maine work of Spanish fanatic.
- ~ PAGE 3
Taft makes public letter from Repre
sentative .William B. McKlnley. ,
• PAGE! 4
General Grant says aeroplanes would
be useless In war. . PAGE 4
FOREIGN %';;: [•&**
Netherlands will tax incomes and Insure
workingmen. . PAGE 6
French cabinet forced to resign by re
cent strike measures. PAGE 1
Soldiers threaten new Portuguese re
public with revolution. PAGE 3
Commandant at Amapala, Honduras,
again on rampage. f PAGE 3
MINING AND OIL
Senators are swindled by slick mining
• promoter. PAGE 6
Standard Oil brings in gusher in Mid
, way field. PAGE «
THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1910.
STRIKERS READY
FOR ARBITRATION
Claim Head of U. S. Express Co.
Unwilling to Submit Set
tlement to Board
NEW YORI^, Nov. 2.—Only the word
of Frank H. Platt, head of the United
States Express company, is needed to
bring about arbitration of the express
strike, according to assertions made
by strike leaders tonight. \
Through a series of conferences to
night at the office of Mayor Gaynor,
the consent of strikers to submit to
arbitration was secured. It is said Mr.
Platt Is unhwllling to intrust a settle
ment to a board ot arbitration. No
settlement was In sight when the con
ference adjourned this evening, but
Mayor Wittpenn of Jersey City; who
attended the meetings, said:
"It looks bright for a settlement."
As proposed by the conciliation com
mittee of the National Civic Federa
tion the arbitration board, if named,
will consist of two men selected by the
companies, two by the strikers and
two chosen by these arbitrators, with
Mayor Gaynor as chairman.
On behalf of the compailes, a state
ment was issued tonight, saying a gen
eral conference of executive heads of
the computes had been held today to
consider the situation, and would be
resumed tomorrow.
During the day the ranks of the
strikers were strengthened by the ad
dition of drivers from several more de
partment stores. Aid to the strikers
was tendered by the Longshoremen's
union, which notified the various ex
press companies that the longshoremen
would not handle packages brought to
the piers by strikebreakers.
More wagons were moved under
police guard than on any previous day.
COUPLE ESCAPE UNINJURED
FROM RUNAWAY AUTOMOBILE
Leap from Rapidly Moving Ma-
chine When Gear Breaks
Two persons—a man and a woman —
probably escaped serious injury last
night by leaping from a rapidly mov
ing auto when the steering gear broke
and the machine plunged down a bank
at Avenue 35 and Pasadena avenue.
The autoists were slightly bruised.
They abandoned the car, which bore
the license number "6029 Cal," and
were picked up by persons In another
auto and taken away.
The police were unable to learn the
identity of the o6cupants of the
wrecked auto, as they had gone before
an officer sent to investigate the mat
ter had reached the scene.
The car is registered in the name of
G. L. Chapman, 3886 Woodlawn avenue.
He stated last night that he sold the
auto four months ago to H. H. Powell
of Long Beach, and that the latter in
turn placed it with Fred Cornell, an
automobile broker, a week ago, and
Instructed tho latter to sell the ma
chine. \
TELLS OF TORTURE TO
FORCE MONEY FROM HIM
SAN JOSE, Nov. 2.—Frank Rosa,
lessee of a part of Mrs. A. H. Bacha
rach's ranch on the King road, today
told the sheriff a tale of terrible tor
ture suffered by him Monday night at
the hands of Frank Daloisio and Fred
Texo, two men working with him on
the place.
He asserts that the purpose of these
men was to extort money from him.
Rosa says they bound him with a rope
and maltreated him in a most hideous
fashion. Rosa displayed many marks
and scars on his neck and body. They
then took Rosa's horse and wagon,
which was ready for market. The two
men have been arrested.
REAL ESTATE MAN KILLED
SALEM, Ore., Nov. 2— Highwaymen
shot and killed J. B. Robertß, a real
estate man of this city, under a bridge
near the state reform school, tonight.
Roberts lived an hour after the shoot-
Ing. A grip containing money was
slashed open, but T the robbers were
frightened away, securing but $230.
BIND FORCED TO
RESIGN BY FRENCH
STRIKE MEASURES
Ministers Quit, and Old Premier
Agrees to Form a New
Cabinet
ACTION WHOLLY UNEXPECTED
New Problems Split the Ministry
After It Is Given a Vote
of Confidence a '
PARIS, Nov. 2.—Following the unex
pected resignation of the Brland cab
inet today, President Fallicrles requested
Premier Brland to retain hit office and
form a new ministry. This task Is proy
lng difficult.
In making up the new combination
the premier has been In consultation
with former leaders, such as Leon
Bourgeois, M. Cleraenceau, whom SI.
lirlund succeeded In office, and Jean
Surrjcn, ex-premler and ex-minister of
justice.
It Is probable that no announcement
of the personnel of the cabinet will be
made until tomorrow.
(Associated Press)
PARIS, Nov. 2.—The cabinet of
Premier Brland, which succeeded the
Clemenceau ministry June 23, 1909, re
signed unexpectedly today in conse
quence of the bitter attacks made in
the chamber of deputies on the gov
ernment's action in suppressing the
recent strike and its proposed legisla
tion for the avoidance of simila*- crises.
A strong Republican majority In the
chamber voted confidence in the gov
ernment, but at a meeting of the min
isters dissensions developed and Brl
and announced that new and serious
problems had grown out of the labor
trouble that must be met by a united
ministry. Accordingly he suggested
the retirement of himself and asso-
Fresident Fallieres asked M. Brland
to form a new cabinet and the latter
accepted. It is expected that he will
remodel the retiring ministry In har
mony with his views on a preliminary
program to meet crises resulting from
strikes. It is likely that Foreign Min
ister Pichon, Minister of Commerce
Dupuy, Minister of War Brun and
Minister of the Navy Lapayrere "will
remain In the new cabinet
TWO MEMBERS DISSENT
M. Millerand, minister of public
works, posts and telegraphs, and M.
Viviani, minister of labor, dissented
from Brland's program and their re
tirement is likely to be permanent.
Millerand especially was dissatisfied,
insisting that the principle of arbitra
tion should be recognized more broad
ly by the government.
Just what Briand's program of fu
ture legislation provided had not been
made known to the public when the
resignation of the cabinet was an
nounced.
At the meeting at which Briand
suggested the resignation he. thanked
his comrades for having stood together
in the national orisis and shouldered
unitedly the harsh attack In the cham
ber. He said he had been violently
accused and even charged with nour
ishing an ambition to throttle public
liberty. '.
It was true that those attacks had
been repudiated by a strong Republi
can majority which voted confidence
in the government, but, nevertheless,
out of the railroad strike and out of
the debate in the chamber, whose
character was bo exceedingly grave,
new and serious problems had arisen
which must be met by a united min
istry. For this reason the premier
suggested the retirement of the cab
inet. • v
»« » ■
37 OHIO RAILWAY MEN
INDICTED FOR FAVORITISM
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 2.—Twenty
eight indictments against the Hocking
Valley railroad and nine against the
Sunday Creek Coal company were re
turned today by the United States
grand jury charging discriminations in
freight rates.
Should these indictments be sus
tained and the maximum penalty im
posed the Hocking Valley will be sub
ject to a fine of $560,000 and the Sun
day Creek company $180,000.
The indictments were on the grounds
of discrimination against shippers and
showing favoritism to the Sunday
Creek company, a majority of whose
stock was owjied by the Hocking Val
ley.
DOLLIVER LEAVE 3 $87,415
FORT DODGE, lowa, Nov. 2.—The
estate of Senator J. P. Dolllver was
worth $87,415, according to the inven
tory filed yesterday by Mrs. Dolliver,
administratrix. Of this $80,000 consists
of real estate holdings, most of it In
farms.
SON OF N. Y. TIMES
FOUNDER KILLS SELF
JfEW YORK, Nov. 2.—Gilbert JC. Jones,
former owner of the New York Times,
and son of George Jones, founder of the
Times, committed suicide by snooting
himself In the right temple In his of
fices In the old Times building In Park
How today. Jones wan secretary of the
lark Building company, the owner of
the building formerly occupied by the
Times.
Mr. Jones, who was 80 years old, is
survived by a widow and two sons,
George Jones, a lawyer, and Gilbert, a
student In Harvard university.
George Jones said his father bad not
been Ul and had suffered no bereave
ment and that he knew of no reason
why he should have taken bis life.
Mr. Jones was a man'of large means
and quiet tastes.
Mrs. D. H. Ingersoll, Woman Who
Was Friend of Suspect "Bryson"
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BROWNE'S LAWYER
HELD AS BRIBER
Juror and Alleged Go-Between
Tell of Money Paid to
Vote for Acquittal
CHICAGO, Nov. 2.—Charles E. Erb
stein, counsel for Lee CNlell Browne,
who was recently acquitted on a charge
of bribing a state representative to
vote for William Lorimer for United
States senator, was indicted today,
charged with corrupting a member of
the jury that cleared Browne.
The juror in question, Grant Mc-
Cutchen, and Henry T. Stacy, alleged
go-between, told State's Attorney Way
man they had received $250. which they
divided equally between themselves,
for McCutcheon's vote on the ver
dict.
The first trial of Browne resulted
in a disagreement; the second, In which
the alleged bribery is said to have
figured, brought a verdict of not guil
ty. Among the witnesses for the state
were three state representatives, who
confessed on the stand to being paid
$1000 each for their votes for Lori
mer. Immediately after the case went
against him Mr. Wayman began an in
vestigation of numerous rumors con
cerning attempts at tampering with
venlremen.
A week ago he secured a clew which
led to McCutchen. The latter and Sta
cy, It is said, disgruntled at the small
amount of money which they say they
received, resolved to tell.
AXGKRED BY .SMALL, BUM
After the trial McCutchen and Stacy
went to Erbstein's office, they declare.
They thought there would be at least
$2000 in cash and easy jobs in It, ac
cording to Stacy, and they could
scarcely believe their eyes when the
lawyer gave them only $100. Later,
they state, he gave them $150 more.
McCutchen demurred to taking the
story to the state's attorney, but Sta
cy said he would go alone. McCutchen
then agreed to act with him.
The grand jury began hearing wit
nesses nearly a week ago. One piece
of testimony was that ten of the jurors,
shortly after the verdict was delivered,
were wined and dined sumptuously.
Judge Bruggemeyer, in holding the
defendants to the grand jury, declared
the evidence had been sufficient to
prove a conspiracy.
"This case should, in the opinion
of this court, be deemed deserving of
an immediate Judgment," he declared.
"But as the ultimate finding would be
adverse to the defendants and as they
would be transferred to another trib
unal, the court finds It difficult to
make a statement.
"The court believes that the offense
charged exists; that it has existed
since it was committed and it is the
belief of the court that these throe de
fendants were parties to this offense."
TRAINS COLLIDE; 2 INJURED
DALLAS, Tex.. Nov. 2.—ln a head
on collision today between a south
bound Trinity & Brazos Valley railroad
passenger train and a northbound
freight train at Honey Springs, six
mill's aouth of here, two persons were
perhaps fatally injured and several
others were slightly bruised.
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CHICAGO RIOTERS
FACE GUN CHARGE
Policeman Stabbed, and 15 Gar
ment Workers Injured in
Fierce Outbreak
CHICAGO, Nov. 2.—Grim specters of
the days of the Haymarket riot haunt
ed Chicago's streets for a brief time
this afternoon when Inspector S. K.
Healy and a squad of seventy police
men, with drawn revolvers, charged
several thousand striking garment
workers who were rioting on the east
side.
One policeman was stabbed, fifteen
rioters were seriously injured, and
twenty strikers and sympathizers were
arrested during the fight, which threat
ened to get beyond police control.
This, the most serious outbreak since
the inception of the strike, occurred at
the plant of A. Lott & Co. Before tho
police arrived the strikers had broken
'all the windows in the large building
occupied by the clothing makers, had
driven strike breakers out, and had
carried a large number of sewing ma
chines into the streets, where they
were destroyed.
Tho strikers and followers put up a
desperate fight. Many of them were
knocked down by the clubbed revolv
ers of the police, and not a few were
trampled upon. Some of the employes
of the company joined the strikers and
are said to have assisted in putting
machines off the floors.
Men and women were hurling stones
and bricks through the windows of the
plant when Inspector Healy and his
squad of reserves arrived. The inspec
tor experienced difficulty in getting to
gether the disorganized force of po
licemen which had borne the brunt of
the early fighting. When he had done
so, however, the policemen charged
through the center of the mob, knock
ing down all in their way.
Many of the rioters fled when they
saw the police draw their revolvers.
Those who remained firm hurled clubs
and stones at the approaching officers.
A number of worsen were arrested, but
many were released after being taken
to police stations.
As a result of today's developments
instructions were issued to inspectors
and captains in the various districts
where riots have occurred.
The attitude of the police indicates
that much more serious trouble is an
ticipated within the next twenty-four
hours. All preparations are being
made for hastily calling in reserves
from outlying station* and mobilizing
a large force in the downtown district.
Strikers tonight held a dozen largely
attended meetings on the west and
north sides and al3O downtown. The
feeling at these meetings was Intense
and agitators urged the strikers to
further disorder. Meanwhile various
clubwomen who have Interested them
selves in the cause of the girl garment
workers were urging their followers to
refrain from any action which might
Injure their cause.
TAYLOR VISITS KENTUCKY
PADUCAH, Ky., Nov. 2—Former
Governor W. S. Taylor will be at
Morgantown, Ky., his old home, next
Saturday for the closing Republican
rally. It will bo his first visit to Ken
tucky since the assassination of Wil
liam Qoebel. j
2 CENTS
WOMEN TO TELL
JURORS OF PLOT
TO BLOW UP TIMES
Husband of Suspect and Mrs.
Lavin's Chum Will Be
Witnesses Today
29 TESTIFIED YESTERDAY
County Probers, Convinced of
Dynamiting. Turn Attention
to Fixing Guilt
PRISONER IN OREGON
SUSPECTED IN PLOT
KIAU\TK FAIXS. Ore., N». *—
"Jack" Wheeler, la jail here chaired
with robbery, I* under suspicion In con
nection with the dynamiting: of the plant
of the Los Angeles Times. A letter
which he la said to have attempted to
mail was intercepted, and the police
claim that Us content* were of such
character as to warrant an Investiga
tion. Since he has been confined In
jail here Wheeler has made several at
tempts to escape. lie was handcuffed
and shackled last night, but succeeded
In freeing himself.
Whether Wheeler or an accomplice
unlocked the shackles has not been de
termined.
Satisfied beyond reasonable doubt
that the destruction of the Los Angeles
Times building on October 1 was
caused by dynamite, the special grand
Jury yesterday began tracing the men
and motives that caused the crime.
Twenty-nine witnesses, brought her*
from the bay counties region, whoso
course of life Is known to have crossed
the "dynamite trail," appeared to give
their evidence. Six of these were ex
amined. Their evidence revealed the be
ginning of the trail, Introduced the
three men, Schmidt, Bryson and Cap
lan masquerading under false Identi
ties In San Francisco and negotiating
for dynamite, traced them to the water
front, where they bartered for th«
launch Pastime, followed them back
from the water front to the hardware
store of the Moyes-Klinker company,
where they bought aluminum letters to
alter the name of the Pastime to the
Peerless, and took them again to the
city offices of the powder company,
where they closed the deal for 500
pounds of 90 per cent dynamite.
There the evid nee of the day ended.
It laid bare the broken twigs and faint
beginnings of a trail that promises to
grow broad as a highway before it ends.
"Where It will lead to depends on the
testimony given by the twenty-nine
persons who reported yesterday to give
their evidence.
NO WOMEN TESTIFY
The evidence given yesterday was all
given by men. George H. Phillips, as
sistant superintendent of the Giant
Powder company, toM of three men
giving the names of Bryce, Perry and
Leonard negotiating for a dynamite
purchase under guise that they were
miners. A Douglas Burrowes told of
the same three men coming to him
with an offer to lease his launch Pas
time. Harrison M. Nutter told of the
men coming to the hardware store of
the Moyes-Klinger company and buy
ing aluminum letters spelling the name
"Peerless." Bruce M. McCaull, ship
ping clerk for the Giant Powder com
pany, told of the men returning to the
San Francisco offices of his company
and concluding the negotiations for tha
dynamite. Joseph Zianini gave expert
testimony on the dynamite and Attor
ney Earl Rogers gave evidence con
cerning the witnesses and how their
testimony was secured.
But far surpassing in interest the
testimony given yesterday was the ex
pectancy aroused by the arrival here of
tho "women in the case." As the San
Francisco witnesses trudged up the hill
to the'eourthouse yesterday a woman's
face was pressed to the barred win
dows of a cell facing on Temple street
in the county Jail. Mrs. Belle Lavin
from the prison where she is held aa
a party to the Times dynamiting
stared out at the people on whom her
fate depends. Unstrung, broken and
tearful, she saw pass Mrs. Ingersoll,
her chum and companion in her affairs
with Schmidt and Bryson. She saw
John Lofthouse, her particular friend,
and she saw others of whom she has
talked much in her statements to tha
police and Rogers and about whom
she will be demanded to tell more be
fore the grand jury.
MRS. LAVIN NEAR HYSTERICS
Many of the witnesses climbing the
hill stared curiously at the jail, but
none saw Mrs. Lavin. When they had,
all passed Mrs. Lavin asked the Jail
keeper if she would be soon called aa
a witness. She was told that her tes
timony was reserved almost for tha
last. For the first time since she waa
arrested Mrs. Lavin showed sign 9of
becoming hysterical and the prison ma
tron was needed to quiet her.
Mrs. Ingersoll shewed some curiosity
about Mrs. Lavin, but not much. Cool
and collected, she ran the battery of
eyes that followed her wherever sho
wenj. She has given to the police mora
information concerning the man Biy
son than all the other witnesses com
bined. It needed ro "third degree" to
make her talk. Uiyson to her was a
"Rood scout," a "fellow" that wan
"fun." Probably Bryson was in lova
with her, for she is attractive in a
buxom way and had the confidence of
the suspect. She denies that she ever
cared for him, has no hesitancy in de
scribing all his actions, wastes no sym
pathy on anybody connected with tho
case and keeps apart from the rest of
the witnesses. Mrs. Ingersoll is de
clared to be the last known person to
have had communication with Bryson.
It is declared that following the dy
namiting of the Times she had an ap
pointment to meet Bryson and that
the detectives set a trap to catch tha
man. Publication of the fact that she
was connected with the case frustrat
ed this plan. Now Mrs. Ingersoll la
Kivinß all the aid she can to capture
the man.
Mrs. Ingersoll Is expected to testify
today. She will relate Bryson's boast
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