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Granted Divorce and Alimony.
OAKLAND. June 8.— Judge , Ogden to
day granted a divorce to Anne Klose from ¦
Emil A.. Klose on the ground of desertion.
The plaintiff was awarded, the custody of
the two minor children and Emil A. Klose
was ordered to pay, $50 a month alimony.
Dolores Parlor High Jinks.
The initial high jinks of the "baby par
lor," Dolores No. 205. N. S, G. W., was
held at its hall last Monday evening. The
guests were entertained by- the folio-wing 1
well-known . talent: James E. Donahue,
Brownie Banjo Trio. Messrs. Kelly and
Marlow. Jimraie Anthony Sullivan, G.
Schwertfeger. Mr. Taaffe. Joseph , P. Mc-
Aullffe. Fay brothers. S. J. Strauss. Mike
Brown and Peter Lenhardt. Compli
mentary remarks on and toasts to the
success of the "infant parlor" were made
by Grand Marshal Stephen J. Costello
Past Grand President John H. Grady and
Thomas E. Curran, president of Dolores
Parlor. . . s
ATLANTIC C1TT, June 8.— The Hftr-nrst an
nual session of the Medical Association of the
United States adjourned to-day to meet next
; year at St.. Paul.
WASHINGTON. June 8.— The Secretary of the
Treasury to-day Issued the second of a series
of calls to be made on depository banks for
$5,000,000 to be turned Into the treasury on or
before June 25.
WASHINGTON. June 8.— The Supreme Court
of the District of Columbia to-day denied a
petition to restrain John W. Hayes, secretary
treasurer of the Knights of Labor, from Inter
fering with John M. Parsons and other mem
bers of the executive committee In taking pos
session of the books of the organization.
NEW ORLEANS, June 8.— There Is. yet no
clew to the robber who secured $400 at the
postofnee yesterday from a pile of money iylnf?
Just | Inside one of the windows of the ¦ money
order department. The local postofflce In
spectors think a sneak thief reached through
the window while the clerk In charge had his
back turned nnd took the_money._
Musicians Elect Officers.
PHILADELPHIA, June 8.— The Ameri
can Federation of Musicians, which is
holding its annual convention in this city,
to-day elected the following officers:
Provident, Joe E. Web^r of Cincinnati:
secretary, Owen Miller, St. Louis; treas
urer. Otto Ostondorf. £t- Louis. Among
the five district officers elected is Frank
Spifgpl of Denver for the Fifth district.
Contend That the Charges for Hous
ing Cabs Are Too High and Seek
a Reduction.
PARIS, June 9.— In accordance with the
decision reached by a large meeting yes
terday In the Bourse du Travail the cab
men of three companies. Including one of
the largest in Paris, the Compagnie Gen
erale, will go on a strike to-day. They
conted that the charge for housing cabs
is too high.
One company has already reduced the
charges, but the largest, that at Laval
lois-Perrot, which employs 3000 men. still
holds »ut. and it is feared that these
drivers also will join the strikers.
Strike Declared Off.
MINNEAPOLIS, June 8.-The wood
workers' strike was officially declared off
to-day, the men having secured their de
mands as to hours and wages. All but
wv* ,ff of V he IKen pot thelr Places
tSfif'-l!^ n i!, m J? e L of w new men having
been employed during the strike.
Fire in San Jose.
SAN JOSE, June 8.— To-night fire de
stroyed the building at the southwest cor
ner of Fourth and Santa Clara streets oc
cupied by Walsh's blacksmith shop and
the California Screen Company and a
dwelling house adjoining belonging to W
Moir. Total loss, {30u0; covered by in
Marquis Ito May Befuse.
YOKOHAMA. June D.-It Is believed
here that Marquis Ito will refuse to ac
cept the leadership of the Liberals and
that therefore the Marquis Tamagata will
remain Premier until the Diet opens, in
November next.
Wheat Crop Injured.
MIXNEWAUKAN. N. D-. June 8.— A
hard freeze last night formed a quarter
of an Inch of ice. Much wheat was cut to
the ground. The crop cannot exceed half
the ordinary yield.
Plot to Remove From Office Chief
Dnnn and Inspectors Gardner
and I*ynch-
Costomi Cnlk'otor Jackson received a
t<!fsrram yesterday from O. L. Spaulding.
Assistant S< v er<ptary of the Treasury. In
structing him to continue handling Chin
ese Immigration business as heretofore
until he received written instructions
from Washington which will reach here
in a few day*.
It If nit known whether the present
Chicese Bureau will have charge of Chin
f« immigration under National Immigra
tion Commissioner Powderly. or whether
Mr. PowdTly v/ill appoint his own force.
It was whWperod about amnng Chinese
err tract labor brokers yesterday that a
•¦trong effort was being made at Wash
irzton by their agents to bring on this
change and thereby get rid of Chief
I'ur.n. Dr. Gardner and John Lynch, who
have bc-«=n sharp thorns in the sides of
the coolie Importer?.
Six hundred thousand fewer cigarettes
were smoked in the United States In 1Sj3
than in- 1S0S.
Czechs as Obstructionists.
VIENNA, June 9.— The Czechs con
tinued their obstruction tactics in the
Reichsrath until 1 o'clock this (Satur-
day) morning. They brought hammers
and hammered the /desks, smashing fur
niture and working in relays to ke>«p up
the tumult
Plans Foiled by the Sheriff, Who
Had Spirited His Charges
A •way.
XEW ORLEANS. June ?.— The resi
dents along the Gulf coast, it is under
stood, have organized to mete out sum
mary Justice to Henry Askew and 'Ed
Russ, two negroes in jail at Mississippi
City. The preliminary trial yesterday
failed to fasten guilt on either, although
it is positive that both were In the vicin
ity of the place where the thirteen-year
old school fjirl was outraged and mur
dered and knew s^methinR 1 of the affair.
The Biloxi people decided to keep work
ing on the case, but the men In the other
towns have decided apparently to wait
no longer, and late reports are that a
party of avengers started for that place
at midnight. <
MOBILE. Ala.. June 9.— The mob
stormed the Harrison County Jail at an
early hour this mnrninsr. but the prison
ers. Askew and Unas, nad been spirited
away by the Sheriff.
Bridere Contract Awarded.
Sperfal Dispatch to The Call.
WOODLAND. June 8.— A joint session
of the Supervisors of Yolo and Solano
counties was held here to— day at which
the contract for the constructing of the
Putah Creek bridge was awarded to the
San Francisco Bridge Company.
Wilcox Jury Still Out.
SANTA ROSA. June S.— The jury In tha
WIlcox murder case has been unable to
reach a verdict and is locked up In the
Occidental Hotel for the night. Thera
seems to be but little chance for an agree
Sister Mary Joseph Dead.
GAt.VESTOX. T?x.. June- 8.— Sister
Mary Joseph, one of the founders of the
Order of the Incarnate Word, la dead,
aged 60 years. She was Luclne Ftaussin
and entered a convent at Lyons, France,
thirty-four years ago.
Nominated by Socialists.
NEW YORK. June 8.— Thirty-three
members of the Socialist Labor party of
the State of New York met In convention
and placed In nomination a State ticket
headed by Charles H. Corrigan of Syra
cuse for Governor.
of Alameda County-or. for that matter of the
entire Third Congressional district-will » ak ,!
any stock In this attempt of a corrupt and ir
responsible coterie to blacken the character and
reputation of snch a man as Henry Dalton. ue
cau"e he has been and still 19 an hon«,t man
and an Incorruptible official the pe op»« who have
be»n Instrumental In havlns this most unjust
and silly charge brought against him have been
industriously engaged In bushwhacking him
ever since he has been In public life. I na«
seen many so-called "shrewd- moves made in
the politics of this county ami this State, but I
never yet have seen anything to compare in in
decency with this last attempt to get out of the
way a candidate for office. That it will not
succeed I have no doubt. For 1 think I know
the people of Alameda County well enough to
know that they will indorse the course of any
man who Is attacked, as Dalton has been, by
the enemies of good government and honesty in
public life. The people will. I have no doubt,
resent this attack on Dalton and rebuke tnU
attempt to besmirch his character and set him
aeide as a candidate ggggg-g p ARDEE .
County Clerk Frank C. Jordan to-day
revoked the appointments of all of the
deputy county clerks appointed for regis
tration purposes and announced that no
special deputies would be allowed in the
J»lr. Jordan says this action was taken
in order that his office may be relieved
from any possible charge that it Is being
used for political purposes. The regular
force of office deputies will do the work
hereafter and will visit the various sec
tions of the city and the county and take
A number of appointments had been
made for the purpose of registration at
the request of candidates. These were all
revoked. The Metcalf men are not pleased
at this and say that Mr. Jordan is making
Mr. Dalton's right for Congress.
"Mr Jordan has revoked the appoint
ments of all of the deputies requested by
our side." said Paul SchatTer. one of Mr.
Metcalf's organizers. "If Mr. Jordan has
done this in order to clear himself from
a charge of favoring one side more than
the other he has >naade a mistake. Mr.
Jordan Is a noted partisan of Mr. Oalton,
and to refuse to appoint a few deputies
at our request will merely create tno
charge that he has thrown his office Into
politics. We are not going to do anything,
because we can't."
The Members of the Grand Jury.
The occupations and residences of the
members of the Grand Jury that returned
an indictment and accusation against
County Assessor ll. P. Dalton are as fol
T L. Barker (foreman), capitalist:
office 201. 203 Marke» street, San Fran
cisco; residence, 1119 Castro street. Oak
land. *..
John Dickson, 'Carpenter; residence.
152S Sherman street. Alameda.
William Day, farmer; residence, near
A L*. Fish, merchant, fire .engines and
machinery. 53 and 61 First street. San
Francisco; residence. 947 Linden «treet.
Ernest A. Brangrs, piano tuner. San
Francisco; residence, 1215 Twelfth street.
Franklin Bangs. assi5tant secretary
of the Home Mutual Insurance Com
nany of 318 California street. San Fran
cisco; residence, 118 Xinth street. Oak-
Samuel Heywccd, lirmher dealer. West
Berkeley: residence, 1307 Shattuck ave
nue, Berkeley. ,
Louis Homeier, manager Homeler a
Orchestra; residence, 1527 Willow street.
Alameda. '.ilt
Ira M. Weiitworth. member of the
firm of I. M. Wentworth & Co., manu
facturers and Jobber* in boots and
shoes at 119 Pine =t;<-et. San Francisco;
residence. 1«!2 Fourteenth street, Oak-
a EdRftr Bishop, real estate dealer and
Insurance broker. 468 Tenth street, Oak
land: residence. 1167 West street.
George B. M. Gray, real estate broker
and notary public. 645 Ninth street. Oak
land: residence. 176S Ninth street.
Minor Hiilyard, retired capitalist, res
idence 1320 Castro street. Oakland.
Andrew J. Nor. member of the grocery
firm of Eiben & Nor, doing business at
Seventh and PeraUa streets. West Oak
land: residence. Ml Peralta street.
John B. Greenleaf. teaming contractor;
residence. 1625 Eighth avenue, East Oak-
a Georpe Burbeck. secretary of the Oak
land BuUdlrK and Loan Association: res
idence 1259 West street. Oakland.
Robert M. Turner, retired farmer; res
idence 178 Ninth street. Oakland.
James Moffltt. member of the firm of
Blake Moffltt & Towne, paper dealers
at 55 to 61 First street. San Francisco:
re«idence. corner of Twenty-seccnd and
Webster streets.
C P Hoasr, assistant secretary of the
Home Security Buildlnjr and Loan Asso
ciation of Oakland; residence, 1619 Wal
nut street, Berkeley. '
Hugo Abrahamson. a member of the
firm of Abraham.«on Bros., dry goods
dealers corner of Thirteenth and Wash
ington ptrvets, Oakland; residence. Vi
East Eleventh street.
Because they had not been invited to at
tend the graduating exercises at the
TCauftfaston Grair.-3ar School a number
of boys took revenge by gathering in
Icrce crowds and breaking the windows
vetth stones. Thursday night they wrought
much havoc and last night they returned
to the school building, which Is located at
the corner of Mason and Washington
struts. Intent on further venting their
Officer John O'Brien of *h« CaJtfornla
eir^ct police station was sent to the
school building ai:d found a mob of about
forty boys congregated or the corner and
after some little difficulty dispersed It.
Hardly had he left the scene -when the
boys returned. laden with rocks, and
waited for The programme to commence
lr.Flde. The school authorities again r.oti
fled the police and O'Brien was sent hack
In company with Officers John, Davids
sr.d George Haokett to quell the disturb
ance. They reached the place in time to
prevent a repetition of the previous
night's affair, but were obliged to remain
on the premises until the exercises had
concluded to prevent trouble.
The hoys cialrn they were overlooked
wfcen the Invitations were given out and
they thought the proper caper would be
to break the windows of the schoolhouse
•rfaQe the exercises were in progress.
Citizens in the locality of Oreenwich
ard Montgomery streets telephoned to the
CaltforrJa-ptreei station last night that
Erother gar.g of boys was destroying
much property in that neighborhood. Of
ficers Dnvids and Hackc-tt were sent to the
«=o«>n^. They found many windows broken,
but the culprits fled as soon as the police
OScers From the California-Street
Police Station Bequired to Quell
Disturbance at the Wash
ing-ton Grammar.
Boys Refused Invitations to
the Closing Exercises
Make Trouble. >
Oakland Office San Francisco CalL
% 1113 Broadway. June S.
A county seat war of large proportions
Is on In Contra Costa County. The fight
is over a proposition to move the seat
from Martinez to Concord. The battle
was opened upon the projected construc
tion of a new courthouse, for which
1100.000 was appropriated by the Super
visors recently.
A petition with 2000 names attached has
been filed with the board urging that an
election be called at which the question of
removal may be submitted to the voters
of the county. It Is a. tight between the
east and the west ends of the county, •with
enough local politicians thrown in to stir
up a lively row.
Concordites have taken advantage of the
situation bv offering a flve-acre site and
a $30,000 cash bonus if the new courthouse
shall be located In their town. While the
petition before the Supervisors mentions
no speciiic location, it is known that the
general fight is between Concord and Mar
tinez. The interests favoring the reten
tion of the seat of government at Mar
tinez are strong and will not submit to a
removal without a struggle.
The contest on the whole is not a new
one. but through the offer from Concord
it has taken much more definite shape
than in the past. •
The Martinez people da not feel any
alarm concerning the controversy, as the
law requires a two-thjrds favorable vote
on a county seat removal. They do not
believe that such a majority can be se
cured. The bulk of population is on the
west side of the county. In which Martinez
is located. a
The petition Is now in the hands of the
District Attorney and the County Asses
sor for an opinion upon the legality of the
proposed election.
Concord Offers a Big Bonus
in Money and Land for
a Site.
BERKELEY. June S.— William P.
Drum, captain; Ezro Decoto, manager,
and J. D. Hoffman. Alfred Plaw and A.
M. Walsh, members of the track team of
the University of CaJIfornla. returned to
Berkeley this morning.
Manager Decoto reports a Fuccessful
financial trip and on that brought experi
ence to the team's members which will
serve well for the future.
Captain Drum had this to say: "There
is only one answer to the question why
we were beaten. We met superior ath
letes, aaen whose knowledge of athletics
Is vastly wider than ours and whoso
training system is superior to ours In cer
tain branches. In the runs and sprints
they are considerably ahead of us. In the
field events— the shot put. hammer throw
and broad and high Jumps we are as
much ahead of them. The pole vault is
the one event that we cannot touch them
£• Xhelr m *L hod is v «. v much different
from ours. They handle the pole in such
fL!?^ 1^ that mor * leverage is given the
bod>. They carry the pole higher in run-
E™ g H a tor M t , he .K talce - off - then sl!de both
hands until they meet, when they raise
themselves to the bar, dropping again
both hands to give the best assist ovir
for the high and broad Jumps thev
rely upon phenomenal men. We are as
good as they are. as twenty-one feet will
Pennsylvania. The shot put and hammer
throw were our events. The Kasterners
marveled at Woolsey's ability to put the
ball over forty-one feet. He is so light
that the performance Is very creditable.
In the distance runs is where we fell
down. That. I think, was due to the great
amount of work the Kastern men do and
the star performances of one or two men
Cretan, the distance runner of Princeton
is a wonder and has developed himself by
conscientious work. He is out on the
track regularly twice a day for nine
m °t?me S °l the **?* f ° r a mi ' e Ortwo«
feg&e-race S WOn<ier h<? Can wln lnterco1 "
•'Kranzelien, of course. Is the «tar Der
former in the East to-day. He den?onl
strated in the Mott Hazen games Ms
great athletic strength. B bla
"I think we could have won the field
day from "ia!e at any other time and
certainly should have secured the VS
ern intercollegiate championship. I never
f h . eard of *«"»er incapacity in
officials in my life than at Chicago
California and attempt to give us the
*2 r ?£ °5 feV . C! 7 d^ aL Service was ruled
off the track for fouling when even the
greenest hand could see that he was try
ing to prevent being fouled. Another
man tried to cross in front of him, and
Bm° r o d f| r w t iy^s e h h a I n n d Self Warded
"On the whole, we were rovallv treated
at the different colleges. Yale ami Prince
ton being particularly courteous to us
In our stay at Princeton we got a great
many pointers which will serve us well
next year. Cadogan and Sen-ice ought
particularly to be benefited by the trip. I
look to both these men for great things
next year.
Anthony Cadogan missed the team at
Chicago and will probably come on the
next train. Service. Moser, Broughton
and Woolsey remained In the East to visit
Athletes From the Univer
sity Tell of Experiences
in the East.
OAKLAND, June 8.— To-morrow will
be a gala day for the Odd Fellows
of Oakland who will take part in the
outing of the Patriarchs Militant at
Shell Mound Park. The affair 13 under
the direction of Canton Oakland No. 11
of this city, assisted by Rebekah Drill
Corps and Canton No. 5 of San Fran-
The programme includes the following
games, for which many prizes have been
RACES— For boys under 8 years; for
girls under eight years; for boys under
14 years; for girls under 14 years: for
young men, for young women; for fat
men; for fat women; for Odd Fellows
only: egg and ladle race for women; for
canton members only; for wives of can
ton members; for members of Rebekah
Drill Corps; bicycle race; races for mem
bers of executive committee; for members
of games committee; for captains of can
tons; broad Jump: running jump: tug of
war for wives of canton members: tug
of war between Canton 5 and Canton 11.
The affair Is in charge of the following
Invitation— Gecrte C. Pape. John McVey. C.
H. Wever.
Aiver-.iatns— S. Samuel. C. A. Chandler. F.
E. Pierce.
Music— O. H. Cole. J. E. Stretgfcttf.
Games— C. H. Cole, George Kirk. S. Samuels,
John Tiseh. George C Pape.
Floor— George C. Pape. manager; assistants—
H. A. Pa.r. J. E. Strcishtif. William Ch.ilir.ers.
F. E. Fierce. N. Otferscn.
The officers of games are — Starter. O. B
TVaddell: Judges— F. E. Pierce. J. E. Stretshtif.
S. UtdMB.
Th» officers »t Canfn Oakland No. U are:
Commandant. C. H. die; lieutenant. George
Kirk: enstgrn. S. Samueis; secretary, John Mc-
Vey; accountant. Thomas Powers.
Three Officers of Canton Oakland No. 11 Drill Corps.
OAKLAXD. June 8. — Interest In the marriage of Earl B. Hough and
Beatrice Singleton of San I>«andro. who were twice wedded within seven
months, has boon increased by the publicity which was given to the un
usuai features connected with the events. Though man and wife for many
<5ays. there was never a suspicion of the relation until the ymmg man
a week ago related the story of his wedding on the decks of the famous flag-
Ship Hartford at Mare Island.
Rather than be separated from his young bride, which seemed probable, as he
was to fri to the Sandwich Islands, the young man confided in his parents. The
mirriiFe aboard ship was by contract before the chaplain of the vessel. This did
not seem entirely satisfactory to either family, so the second ceremony was
duly celebrated at San Rafael.
All obstacles being removed, Mr. and Mrs. Hough will leave for Honolulu on
Jtme 27. with the satisfaction at least of having had the nuptial knot doubly
OAKLAND. June 8.— Alameda County
has been shaken by the Indictment
of County Assessor Dalton for the
destruction of public records as it
has never been shaken before. The in
dictment and the accusation f orchis Im
peachment eclipsed everything else In
point of interest In the county, and con
versation to-day has been only upon the
action of the Grand Jury and its offect.
The actual report of the Grand Jury
was soon lost signt of behind the possible
political effect of the indictment and pros
pective Impeachment. Mr. Dalton openly
charged that it was a political move, and
the specific charges of the two documents
returned by the Grand Jury were com
pletely overshadowed by the political
phase of the matter.
The trial of the case has already begun
in the local papers, which always take
I Fides upon all political matters. The En
quirer, which is the political organ of Mr.
Dalton, bristled with charges of all kinds,
editorially and locally. The action of the
Grand Jury is denounced as a political
move intended to injure Mr. Dalton's can
didacy lor Congress, and everybody from
Judge Greone to the Grand Jury is given
a taste of its t; y.
The Tribune, which is generally pro-
Metcalf, devotes its columns to a lot of
statements and Interviews with parties
interested, while denying the Interest of
Congressman Metcalf In the indictment.
Appeal to Laboring Men.
Mr. Dalton was around early In the day
and with his characteristic energy did
not allow any grass to grow In the neigh
borhood where he happened to be. A
flier was circulated calling a mass meet-
Ing of workingmen in California Hall on
Saturday evening, signed "The Commit
tee." and containing the following state
ment as to the object of the meeting:
The pnrroso of this meeting la to protest
asralnst the arrest of Henry P. Dalton, the
fri«?n.l of every laboring man and woman In
Oakland and elw»w*i«»r«.
• B<^at)P» he is the frtfnd of those who toll:
because of his popularity among wage earners;
becaufe of the probability of a majority of
workingmen voting for him as a candidate for
Conjrrpss. his political enemies are trying to
; destroy his good standing: among laboring
This whole conspiracy will be thoroughly
aired at our. mass meetln? Saturday night. By
The personal charges made against Su
perior Judge W. E. Greene and the mem
bers of the Grand Jury as political tools
! has forced the accused to make state
ments In their defense, and so to-day be
: came a day of statements. The grand
'¦ Jurors were telling: why they brought the
: indictment and the impeachment proceed
; ings, and Mr. Dalton and his friends were
telling what they thought about those
who brought the actions.
Verbal broadsides were being discharged
by tho opposing batteries all day. But
the battle has only Just begun to rage,
and when It concludes the battlefield will
be strewn with the political dead and
wounded. It Is too early in the battle to
predict the advantage that will result to
either side or who will bo carried to
some political St. Helena.
Ground for the Indictment.
The idea has gone abroad that the in
dictment against Mr. Dalton was brought
for the destruction of the field memo
randa used In making up the assessment
rolls. Though this was discussed by the
Grand Jury, the charge does not rest upon
this. Several members of the Grand Jury
have said to-day that In Justice to them
selves they must explain that the indict
ment was based upon the destruction of a
book In the Aessessor's office that is made
up from these field memorandum books and
not for the destruction of the smaller
books themselves. The accusation for re
moval from office was for failing to enter
upon the assessment roll, which is turned
over to the Board" of Supervisors, the
names of the owners of personal property
who had not paid taxes.
Many Inquisitors Were Friends of
Dalton but Followed the Law*.
Members of the Grand Jury that re
turned an Indictment against Assessor
Da'.ton. together with an accusation de
manding his removal from office, are
confident that when all the facts are con
sidered they will be promptly absolved by
the public of having been animated by
any personal or political animosity
toward Mr. Dalton. In fact, those | who
consent to talk of the matter are men
who have been long warm personal and
political frienls of the accused official.
They discuss the wild accusations made
against them dispassionately, but with
a sense of conviction that thev acted only
as honorable men would act. Following
are the expressions of a few:
T. L. BARKER, foreman— The Indict
ment of Mr. Dalton was based upon the
destruction of a bound book and not upon
the destruction of any memoranda or
notes that may have been used in the
Assessor's office. The testimony was such
that not a man on the Grand Jury could
have done other than return an indict
ment or be guilty of violating his outh.
Bo fa/ as any politics Is concerned I can
only say that I can point to the names
of the grand jurors and leave with the
people of Alameda County the decision
whether these men. many of them per
sonal and political friends of Mr. Dalton,
would allow politics to influence them on
such a matter as this. Is it possible any
man would think I would do politics by
having Mr. Dalton indicted when, if from
that motive, an indictment were present
ed U would tend to give him a nomina
tion if anything could do it? It is not
within reason that I should take such a
step. The statement that I had personal
motives, because of my defeat for Mayor
and Dr. Pardee's opposition to me then, is
nonsense. That deserves absolutely no
consideration at my hands. It is not sup
nosable that I could have influenced these
members of the Grand Jury to act as they
did Each man was moved by the evi
dence and his owrf conscience."
A L.. FISH-Mr. T. L£ Barker. ! the
foreman of our body, said last night that
a gentleman on the Grand Jury had told
him that he regretted and would regret
all his life that he had served on this
Grand Jury and that, though a friend of
Mr Dalton. he was compelled to take the
action he did. I am free to say that I
am the man to whom he referred. I shall
alwavs regret that I served on that Grand
Jury yet I could not have done my duty
as a'grand juror and a citizen and have
done otherwise than I did. I have al
ways voted and worked for Mr. Dalton
and for Mr. Hilborn, so that disposes of
the political side of it. I did my duty
against my wishes. ' ,
It is now only fair that the real cause of
this indictment should be told. Mr. Dal
ton was not Indicted for the destruction
of the field memorandum books. He was
indicted for the destruction of a book
known as the "office book." This hook
Is made up from the field books and con
tains the names of all personal property
owners. When Mr. Dalton was called
upon to produce that book he could not
do so and admitted that It was destroyed.
It then became our duty, to see whether
that was a record of the county and we
decided that it was. Mr. Dalton has not
obeyed the law and he knows it.
There Is one other thing that it is only
Just to say. Judge Greene never advised
us upon any point at any time ' and- all
charges against him are false; We did
call Judge Greene into consultation with
us several times and he always read the
law to us and never gave us advice of any
kind. He told us repeatedly > that • we
were the ones to reach the decisions and
that he would only read us the law
I do not approve of the effort that 1« be
ing made to cloud the real Issue with poli
tics. The last Grand Jury made a recom
mendation that Mr. Dalton be compelled
to keep a complete record of the personal
property-owners and he should have
heeded that.
GEORGE BURBECK-I do not want to
have my character assailed when I have
only done my duty. I have always been
the friond of Mr. Dalton and these
charges of political bias are unfair We
were unanimous upon that point which
shows that charges of doing politics are
not true A cry of "politics" will net
stand against absolute facts and we found
the Indictments upon the facts and the
Mr. Daiton tried to speak to me while
I was serving as a grand juror. I told
him that if he had anything to say
he must say It to the Grand Jury when it
was in session. The charge Is that a
record of Alameda County was destroyed
in order to shield Mr. Dalton from the
penalty. of not collecting personal prop
erty taxes. In our opinion the book de
stroyed was a record of the count}* and
it was not merely the little memorandum
slips, but the "office book," so-called
The charge that Judge Greene instructed
the jury is untrue.
ANDREW J. NOR— I am N a personal
friend of Mr. Dalton. but I could not let
that stand in the way of my duty. There
was absolutely no politics in the move
Some people are criticizing the Grand
Jury and trying to smirch it when they
do not know upon what the Grand Jury
voted. "We know what evidence was be
fore us and we should be given the credit
of ordinary honesty.
SAMUEL HEYWOOD-This charge of
politics is only made to cloud the real
i.~=ue. There was nothing personal In our
action and wo acted as the law directed
These attacks upon Judge Greene are un
warranted. He was consulted Just as
everj- Grand Jury has consulted other
Judges, and he gave us the law and that
was all. These attacks upon the Grand
Jury and Judge Greene are unwarranted
?,%. P - P OAG - U , , ls not a question of
politics, but one of law. Go and read the
law and see if Mr. Dalton did not violate
it. The charges of personal and political
feeling are only made at this time In or
and all those who criticize the action of
the Grand Jury to trw? law. The law is
very plain and speaks for Itself. I am not
a politician and have been a friend of Mr.
Dalton and so cannot be charged with
political bias. I have done my duty and
my honor will not suffer thereby.
George W. Reed Declares Dalton'a
Charge of Political Job
County Assessor Henry P. Dalton has
charged that Victor H. Metcalf, his op
ponent for Congressional nomination, was
one of those who instigated the indict
ment and Impeachment proceedings. Mr.
Metcalf Is now In Washington and could
not be seen to secure a reply, but George
W. Reed, one of his campaign managers,
made the following statement:
"It is unfair to Congressman Metcalf
to charge him with any interest in this
Indictment. Mr. Metcalf has been in
Washington attending to his duties as a
Congressman, even though he has but
recently suffered a great personal loss in
his family. It is untrue that Mr. Met
calf had anything to Oo with this Indict
ment, or that he knew of it. or that he
had «ny interest in It- I can also say
for Mr. Metcalf s managers and friends
out here that they had nothing to do with
it. Neither Mr. Metcalf nor his campaign
committee nor his friends are making this
kind of a campaign. Such a move for
political purposes would not be counte
nanced for a moment, and the charge that
we had anything to do with It is unjust
"I know that if It had heen In the power
of Mr. Metcalf to ha%*e prevented the in
dictment of Mr. Dalton he would
have done so. This cry of politics is only
made to offset any effect that the indict
ment might have. It is also a very se
rious charge against the members of the
Grand Jury. It Is unfair to Impugn off
hand, the action of such a body of' men
as one purely of politics. That Grand
Jury was drawn by our four Superior
Judges, and it is a representative body
of men, and it is a very serious state
ment to make that four Superior Judges
and nineteen men of good reputation were
in a political scheme. To make such a
charge would Involve not only the Jury
but the Judges.
"It is also very evident that Mr Dalton
had many friends on that Jury. Mr. Met
calf would rather be defeated for Con
gress than to lose the esteem of the voters
of this county, and he certainly wou'd
not stoop to any such move as has been
charged. Neither Mr. Metcalf nor his
friends did anything to bring, about the
indictment or the Investigation. If these
charges continue to be made it can only
be with the intention of Injuring Mr. Met
calf without cause and with falsehood."
Mr. Dalton's Organ Says That the
Grand Jury Was "Bamboozled."
The Enquirer, which Is Mr. Dalton's or
pan. prints the following editorial, which
can be taken as an official utterance for
Mr. Dalton:
Members of the" late Grand Jury have pro
tested that they were not doing poliqcs, and it
is entirely probable that a majority of the
members were innocent of political Intentions,
but the trouble with such members Is that
they were quite too Innocent altogether They
were so Innocent that they did not know when
they were belnjf bamboozled and used by de
signing politicians. Here Id the state of the
case: Assessor Dalton did last year only what
his predecessors did and what he did during
the four previous years. No one proposed the
indictment of his predecessors; no one proposed
to indict Mr. Dalton till he became a candidate
for Congress. When he did that his enemies
vowed to destroy him. They cast about for
means to accomplish their ends and discovered
a lesral technicality— a technicality to which
no attention had been paid before because no
one had had a scheme of political revenee to
carry out. But for political conspirators a straw
will suffice, and In lack of any meritorious
charge asalnet Dalton It was determined to
use this foolish accusation. A majority of the
Jurors were deceived by being made to believe
It was Important and were led Into a pitfall
from which, doubtless, they, do now, or soon
will wish they had kept clear. It was not
the desire of a majority of the Jurors to be
used to pull politicians chestnuts from the
fire, but that does not alter the fact that they
were so used.
The ex-Mayor Stands by His Friend
and Charges Politics.
Dr. George C. Pardee. the personal
friend of Mr. Dalton. to-day made a state
ment upon the indictment. This state
ment is so direct that it sets at rest the
silly story that he and Mr. Dalton had
quarreled over politics. It reads:
The indictment of Henry Dalton by the Grand
Jury should andVill meet with the disapproval
of all honest and .Independent men. That the
Grand Jury has tjieen used In an attempt to kill
Dalton off ag a candidate for Congress Is beyond
question. But I do not. believe, that the people
Cry of "Politics" Met With Declarations of
Friendly Grand Jurors That Proof
of Guilt Is Positive.
Indictment and Accusation of As
sessor Henry P. Dalton
The Lovers Who Were Wedded Aboard the Hartford
Seduced by Leaving Oft Coffee and
Using Postum Food Coffee.
"I have used coflce many years; in
fact, ever since I was a child, until a
few months ago I became satisfied that
it hurt me — caused the miserable
drow'y feeling and the bloated condi-
tion of my body. I was very fleshy all
the time, unnaturally rieshy.
"Since I left off drinking coffee and
use Postum Food Coffee, the effect has
been wonderful. I feel Hke a different
person. The bloating has all gone. I
am very much thinner and more natural
in shape, have a better appetite and do
not feel sleepy a^nd drowsy as before. I
shall never use any more regular coffee.
"When I first tried Postum I was not
satisfied with it, but decided that the
fault must be my own. for so many peo-
ple used Postum and liked it that I
knew there was some trouble in my
preparation of it. so I examined the di-
rections carefully and found that I
should boil it long enough to brins
out the flavor and the food value. When
I prepared it right it was elegant an d I ;
am more than pleased with the delicious j
beverage I have for breakfast every ;
morning." Mrs. E. M. Pope. 1158
23d St., Detroit, Mich
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