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VICTIM OF EARLY MORNING ROB13ERY AND DIAGRAM SHOWING
MANNER OF THE COMMISSION OF THE CRIME,' AND MURDEROUS THUG WHO WAS CAPTURED AFTER THE SHOOTING. The preliminary examination of.W. M. Kratz, vice .', president of the insolvent commission house of the Donnandt-Kratz Company, 508 . Washington street, on the charge of Mony. embezzlement wa3-com menced before - Police Judge Fritz yes tt relay afternoon. ; The amount of the al leged embezzlement • aggregated more than. $16,000, . the . money having been col lected by Kratz shortly before he left the city..-' I ' ' " : \ ','.""•'. W. F. Donnandt give some unimport ant testimony and Ritchie L». Dunne was called. ' He testified to having given Kratz checks for $75 on January. 31, $8108 on February 5 and $3226 25 -on February 9. It -was shown that the checks had been Indorsed by Kratz as vice president of the company.. J. Prola^cjf San Jose also testified to haying paid .Kratz $t53O on February.* and he said Kratz seemed to be in a hurry, to get the money. A. F. Delmooly of San Jose testified that he paid Kratz . $492 25 on February 4. Tha case was " conUnued tlir next Tuesday." Preliminary Hearing of W. M. Kratz Commenced Before Judge Fritz. ACCUSED; OF EMBEZZLING FUNDS OF HIS COMPANY NEW. YORK.. April 15.— All grades of re fined " sugar were . advanced 5 cents per 100 •ound» to-day. ¦ -' ." HEI.EXA, Mont.. April 15.— Rancher* In tha ' icinity of Augusta, are suffering great loes "¦rwgh the appearance of a . mysterious dls 'asp, which Is killing calves by the hundred. Three Japanese passengers on the steamer Hongkong M^ru, following the Oriental custom, resorted to bribery yes terday morning and in consequence were taken as United States prisoners to the County Jail of Alameda County. They had a quantity of silk handkerchiefs, bolts of silk, bolts of woolen cloth, etc., in their baggage., which they wished to land without the payment of the customs duties. After a conference two of the prisoners gave. Naol Nenomatsu $5. which he offered to Customs Inspector James J. Cantlen on condition that Cant len should allow the goods to be landed free of- duty. Cantlen, In the presence of two other inspectors, received and marked the 1 coin for identification. Then the prisoners 'were taken to the office «f the United States District Attorney, where they were served with warrants of arrest. ..-..¦ i Nenomatsu was charged with : an at tempt to smuggle by means of Bribery. Shayi Seno was charged with aiding in the • attempt to bribe and Ida . Tetsujiro was charged with attempt to smuggle 000 cigars. -He admitted that the cigars were his property. '• Offer Inspector Cantlen Five Dollars to Let Smuggled Goods Pass Ashore Free. THREE JAPANESE TEY TO BRIBE CUSTOMS MEN The New Yorkers, a society composed o! natives of the Knickerbocker State, f'ho organized at the beginning of the Spzr.ish- American war, held a smoker at the Occidental Hotrl last evening. Long ptpea and short stories were the principal orarr of business. C. Mason Klnne, pres- Ideat of the society, presided. New Yorkers at a Smoker. BERLIN. April 15.— By the advice of her physicians the German Empress has definitely abandoned the Idea of accompanying Emperor William on the latter's visit to Italy. Henry Miller pleaded guilty In Judge Dunne's court yesterday to a charge of burglary and will be sentenced on April 21. He entered the residence of James Prisoners Plead Guilty. he now lies with strong odds against re covery. At the City and County Hospital the wounded storekeeper made a statement to Detectives Graham and Fitzgerald which shows that he was shot in cold blood without tho provocation of any show of resistance on hip part. He at tempted to flee upon b«ing- ordered to stand by the marauder and received • a bullet from his revolver full in the face. To the detectives Tledemann gave the following account of the shooting: My Tvif* and children and myself live In fiats over the store. My wlfp had gone down town rcrly In the morning and I was alone In the etore at the time of the shooting. I I busied myself about the store and the barn behind, going from one to ajiother several times. At »:30 o'clock the man who did the fhootlng came in the grocery <md passed through into the saloon In the rear room. He spoke to me, wishing me good morning, and ordered a glass of port wine, which I served Mm. Meanvrhil* he laughingly picked up a morning paper and said he would give me some tips en the races. As I seived him I noticed that he was a voung man a little above the average height, well knit and athletic looking. He was dressed in a dark suit, had on a black Derby hat and was smooth shaven. When I had served him I went out through the Hampshire street en trance of the barroom t-j water my horse. When I returned I saw the stranger behind the bar trying to open the cash register. He ealU. "Throw up your hands." I turned half way round to run out of the side door which I had Just entered. A» I did so he drew a revolver end fired at my facr. Then as I fell he ran through the door leading out Into the grocery. Mrs. Anna Glanville, who lives In flats at Victor Marke and Frank Tortorico were arrested in their boat on the bay at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday night by Deputies Cross and Welch of the Fish Commission for having undersized striped bass in tlieir possession. Judge Fritz fined the offend ero $30 each yesterday morning. Game Law Violators Are Fined. Rolph. 3416 Twenty-first street, on the morning of February -24. William Me- Kenzie, a messenger boy, pleaded guilty to a charge of felony embezzlement and was sent to the Reform School at Pres ton, sentence meantime being suspended. He was employed by the American Dis trict Telegraph Company, and on October 1 he absconded with $200. which was given him by Miss Louisa Jeffery to deliver to Mrs. E. Rochat. • A robbery occurred at the Gamon bak ery. 2808 Twenty-fourth street, within two" blocks of the scene of. Tledemann's shoot- Ing, which .leads .the police to believe that the same man perpetrated both 'deeds. Tuesday a man answering the description of Tiedemann's; assailant sought a posi tion as a baker and was accepted. About 4:30 :o' clock yesterday morning, while the driver was absent on his route, the new baker took $5 and a silver watch from the driver's trousers - pocket j and j disappeared. Norton Immediately, reported the matter to the Mission police Btatlon, and Officers Morrow, Shaw, • Young, Lyons, Du Boise and Esmond were hurried to the scene. Later Detectives Graham and Fitzgerald were put on the case. They got a de tailed description of the man who com mitted the assault and traced his flight- to Eighteenth and Florida streets, but there all trace of the miscreant was lost, and though they . have gone, over the Mission district thoroughly they have not ob tained further clew to his whereabouts. The pistol with whif h the shooting was done has not been found.' As soon as the wounded man's wife was apprised of the shooting she gave orders for her husband's removal to the German Hospital, which was accomplished nt noontime. Dr. Draper, who gave the wound Its preliminary dressing, says that the bullet Is: probably lodged In the brain and that Tledemann's chances for life are about equal. : Dr.' Conrad Weil, the chief surgeon, will probe for the bullet this' morning. • / Down Twentieth to York the robber ran. then turned into York street and made speed to r Nineteenth street, with Nolan, behind him. Down Nineteenth to Bryant, along Bryant to : Eighteenth, down Eight ernth to Florida ! street the footpad dnshed, then he, disappeared. Between Florida and Harrison streets, where the railroad runs, : there is a ' vacant block covered with piles of lumber and refuse. Into this the robber dashed, and Ihcre the- trail ends. Joe Norton, the third person who saw tho robber first take flight and the only one to pursue him, was on the roof of his house at 2702 Twentieth street when the shot rang out and the man who had fired it dashed . down the street. With all speed Norton reached the street and gavu pursuit, although the fleeing man was al ready a block ahead. . . injured man to the care of physlclars. Three people saw the robber dash from the front door of tho grocery and make off down the middle of Twentieth 3trcct toward York street. Mrs. Teresa Bahso of 2632 Twentieth street, who was stand ing on th«_front steps of her house, first set up the cry. The thug then ran within ten feet, of Mrs. E. Linqulst, who v.'as sweeping the steps of her house at 2723 Twentieth street Gllleece's saloon, on Ninth street, was entered about four weeks ago by bur glars, who stole $130 from the till. O'Neill appeared before Police Judge Conlan yesterday morning on the cnarges of robbery and assault to murder. He wanted to waive his preliminary exami nation, but as that could not be done he was Instructed as to his rights and the case was continued for a week at the re quest of the prosecution, when it is nopea Gilleece will have so far recovered as to be able to be In, court. He is : looked upon by the police as a most dangerous crook. He was a com panion of Bernard Whitelaw and John Davis, two of the men charged with the robbery at the residence of Mrs. Ida Tut tle, 543 Haight street, on March 4. Ruby and Betha Grills saw him in the City Prison and at once identified him as a man known as "Old Ned," who lived at C'35 1^ Mission street, and was freqeuntly visited by Whitelaw and Davis. Once ho visited them at 413 O'Farrell street when Michael Nolan was there. It is said that he wa3 to take part in the robbery at Mrs. Tuttle's residence, but mistook the street and at the time of the robbery was waiting two blocks away for his associates. v - S00 Hampshire street, directly behind the barroom in which the shooting. took place, was the first to reach the wounded man. She heard the shot, and thinking that a suicide had taken place in the saloon ran to her front door in time to see Tiede mann stagger from the side door of the barroom and lean fainting against a tele graph pole. She hastened to his side and endeavored to ' check the flow of blood from the ragged wound until the ambu lance* from the City and County Hospital, hastily summoned by S. Rocaml, bore the After making his escape he went to the Northwest and served terms In Still water, Minn., and in Waupun. Wis., prisons. He was returned to Folsom Penitentiary oh September 14. 1892, , and was discharged on December 15, 1902. O'Neill assumed the name of Lupton the. first time he was arrested, in 1S7S. on a charge of burglary, for which he was sentenced to serve eighteen months in San Quentin on September 2 of that year. On June 30, 1880, he was sentenced to serve fourteen years in San Quentin fcr an assault to commit murder. On August 30 of that year he was transferred to Folsom Penitentiary and on March. 14, 1SS4, he made his escape. Several shots were firad at him by the guards, but he was not hit. He remained In the river up to his chm In water for nearly twenty four hours. p ib footpad who beat, shot and I robbed James Gilieece. bartender ll at 31 Ninth street, on Eleventh *^ street, near Market, shortly after midnight yesterday, has been Identified by Detective Sergeant Baln bridge at the City Prison as Larry O'Neill, alias G. H. Lupton, a former con vict. Yesterday afternoon the attention of Po 1'ccman Lycett was drawn to the absence of the couple by the fact that the bakery v.as not opened during the entire day. a < ircunistance unusual, as the place used to be open for the accommodation of pa t:ons at an early hour. The officer in leaking an investigation discovered tho pmell of escaping gas through a window that had a pane of glass broken. Ho bioko in the door and found the man and woman lying on the bed in an uncun *r ious condition. The ambulance was s< nt from the Central Emergency Hos pital and the old couple were removed to the City and County Hospital, where Dr. MrElroy succeeded in restoring them to partial consciousness. As soon as Mrs. "Wild recovered sufficiently to tell how the sreident occurred she stated that she dla rovered the gas jet leaking in the bed rcom, and in order to stop the leak she tied a piece of cloth over the Jet and re ined to bfd on Tuesday night as usual. The innocent woman's attempt to prevent the escape of the gas was futile, as the result showed. Had it not been for the broken pan? of glass, which admitted fresh air, both would undoubtedly have Veen asphyxiated bffore discovery. John Wild and his wife Elizabeth, both over CG years of age, residing at 31S1 Twenty-first street, owe their escape from death by gxs asphyxiation to the tiffiely arrival of Policeman Lycett at their little bakery shop yesterday afternoon. Wild and his wife have been earning their liv ing- by making pies and cakes in a little chanty at the above number. Inexperienced Woman Tries to Stop Deadly Fluid by Tying Cloth Over Jet. ESCAPING GAS NEARLY KILLS AN AGED COUPLE Assignment of two berths on the south side of Howard street wharf No. 3 was made to the Pollard Steamship Company. The application of the Western Fuel Company to extend its coal bunkers was taken under further ad visement. In the matter of Wheaton & Kalloch's claim for attorney fee3 in the Holmes case the board allowed one-ihalf the sum applied for. The application of the San Francisco Transfer Company for a place In the Santa Fe waiting-room was granted. Room 13, ferry building, was rented to former Governor Budd at a rental of 133 a month. Foy has resided quietly in Berkeley on Bancroft way for a number of years. He was at one time connected with the Tay lor Lumber Company -and was secretary of a lumber concern that flourished in Oakland for some time. Of late he has been employed by the E. B. & A. L. Stone Company at an accountant. Mr. Foy last night refused to discuss the matter, saying that he had not yet been elected to the position, and until he was he would have nothing to say. Charles H. Spear, the- chairman of the board, said: "Mr. Foy's name has been mentioned as a candidate, but it can hardly be said that the/ matter Is fixed." The sudden resignation of William D. English has prevented a multitude of candidates for this very desirable posi tion from springing up. It was thought that English would be permitted to hold through a considerable portion of Gov ernor Pardee's administration. !f not through It all, and so It was that when ready to throw themselves into the breac he suddenly resigned there were few ready to throw themselves into the breach and save the State by accepting this office. The selection of Foy to succeed English will come as a surprise not only to the politicians of the State but also to the politicians of Alameda County, where Mr. Foy and Chairman Spear both reside, for Foy ha3 never tak en any active interest in State politics, and even in Alameda County politics be Is almost an unknown factor. But over in Berkeley Foy has been a friend of the man who is now the head of the Harbor Commission. President Spoar, speaking to his asso ciates on the board, inquired, "What Is your pleasure 1 ?" Commissioner Kirkpatrlck said, "It is with a great deal of regret that I move the resignation be accepted." The motion was seconded by Commis sioner Mackenzie. The resignation was then accepted. President Spear in appointing Mr. Kirk patrlck a committee of one to prepare a resolution expressive of the commission's regret in losing the services of so valu able a secretary remarked: "The an nouncement made to me by Mr. English that he had resolved to resign came in the nature of a surprise. I am sure there was no Intention on the part of the board to remove him, as we recognized his abil« lt> and experience. In hla retirement we lose a very valuable man who has occu pied high positions. Men of his character and standing are needed in the public ser vice." RESIGNATION ACCEPTED. W. D. English, secretary of the board, presented his resignation and later In the day John M. Foy of Berkeley was se lected his successor. English's resignation was contained In the following communication: Mr. President and Members of the Board of State Harbor Commissioners: I be* to sub mit my resignation as secretary of this body, to take effect on the 20th lnst., or as soon thereafter as my successor can be elected anil qualities. S In taking this step I do so with been regret, as the duties of the position have been both Instructive and agreeable to me, and In sever ing cur official relations I desire to tender to thU beard my earnest wish that every suc cess will be met with In its work of upbuilding in the management and control of the water front of this great city. From the character and business experience of Its members I know the commission will meet the wishes and re quirements of the varied Interests having con tact r/ith them. * I can only add my sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness that I have been the re cipient of nt your hands and I bespeak for my Buccestor the same forbearance and considera tion T^ie Board of State Harbor Commission ers met yesterday, President Charles H. Spear in the chair. to present the facts to Darius Miller in Chicago. Mr. Miller occupies the same position in relation to the railways of the Northwest as J. C. Stubbs does with the ilarriman lines. The committee consists of Henry Hahn of Wadhams & Co. of I'ortland. Frederick Motte of the Hunt ilotte Company of Tacoma and James Goldsmith of Schwabacker & Co. of Seat ile. The low differential into the Northwest came about owing to the large eastbound thingle freights. The roads were anxious to get return freights to the Pacific Coast to fill the empty cars in the East and so • hopped the differential in two. The same conditions that were considered when the Interstate Commerce Commis s-ion look up the St. Louis Business Men's League apply, under the decision of the i-ommission. to the Northwest. In the membership of the Pacific Coast Jobbers' and Manufacturers' Association are included the jobbers of Seattle and Tacoma. They have invoked the aid of ihe association and prompt steps have been taken by the association for their '."¦nefit. A committee has been appointed EUlt against the Pacific Coast jobbers and Transcontinental lines was brought by the Business Men's League of St. I»ui&. As a consequence of this low differen tial, the wholesalers of Minneapolis and St. Paul are having an advantage as against the jobbers of Portland and W afhirigton points, such as the St. Louis ind other Middle West jobbers never have been able to gain to the detriment of San Francisco and other California ter minals. Once more the differential on Pacific Coast freights engages the attention of the Pacific Coast Jobbers' and Manufac turers' Association. An anomalous con dition exists in the Northwest and has ex isted for many months. The railways do ing business in that district have had in force a differential lower than the one that the Interstate Commerce Commission lias decided was reasonable on Pacific Coast business. %n fact, the Interstate Commerce Commission decided that on less than carload lots a differential of 50 cents pvr 100 pounds, which was not more than 50 per cent of the carload rate, was fair. But the roads in the Northwest are operating on the basis of a 25 cent dif ferential and have been ever since the Assignment of Berths to the Pollard Steamship ' J Company.' Conditions at Variance With Commission Ruling Are So sudden was the attack, so audacious the deed of the murderous thug that be fore the startled neighborhood could real ize what had been done the robber was more than a block away from his near est pursuer. Tiedemann. the victim of the murderous assault, was found leaning against a telegiaph pele outside of the side entrance of his .store with a gaping wound in. front of his left ear. He was removed to the City and County Hospital and later to the German Hospital, where IN the broad light of d.<^ an unmasked robber shot and possibly fatally wounded Claus Tledemann, the keep er of a grocery and saloon on the corner of Twentieth and Hampshire" streets, about 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning, when he was discovered in the act of looting the cash register by the proprietor. After his murderous assault the robber ran at full speed for six blocks, pursued all of the time, and finally dis appeared as completely as if the earth had closed around him. Jobbers Name Commit tee to Consider Low Differential Selected as 'Secretary of the Board of Harbor Commissioners. Attack on Aged John Gilleece Paralleled by Shooting of Claus Tiedeman in His Barroom by Robber, Who Makes Escape After Being Pursued for Six Blocks MOVING TO AID THE NORTHWEST DARING DAYLIGHT ASSAULT MADE BY MURDEROUS THUG FOY SUCCEEDS W.D.ENGLISH THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1903. 5 ADVEHTISEMENTS.. 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