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rHE CAimtfS MORE NEWS THAN ANY OTHER PAITOtMBHED IN SAN FRANCISCO
THE WEATHER. Forecast -na4* at 6ar. Fr*n«-i*' for thirty hours endinc midnight, April 26: San Francisco and vicinity — Moudy ; Wednesday, probably showers. light j •west wind. G. H. VTILLSON. ; Ixy-al Forecaster. . j — —————— — •!■ ' !-\« ). 14!'. BEEF TRUST ENTRAPPED BY WOMAN Mrs. Marcy Will Re veal Packers' Secrets. Former Stenographer Has Copies oi Incriminating Letters. Grind Jnry to Utilize Correspondence Exposing Peculiar. Methods of the Combine. Special I.*:*: to The Call. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 25.—Les lie Marcy, husband of the Mrs. Marty who is to be a star witness in the Beef Trust investigation, is employed by the United States Water and Steam Supply Company in this city. He says that when his wife gathered the evi dence which she is to present to the Grant! Jury in Chicago to-morrow she had in mind only a series of stories for a socialist paper "Mrs. Many went to work for the Swifts long before the beef Investiga tion was thought of," said Marcy. "She was in the legal department, which the employes call the 'Skin' department, because of some of the methods in use "there, she used to come home and tell me about some of the oeculiar letters she had written and the things she had heard and seen, until finally I suggested that she make rotes for future use in her writings. "Mrs. Marcy has a remarkable mem ory. She was with the Swifts for eight months ?.nd during that time she made carboa^ct)pies-ofrsevertU -Tetters in the legal department, which will be rather embarrassing lor the packers when they are used in court. She got a record of prices and correspondence thowing that there was something more than a mere understanding be tween the packers. She used to mar vel at the way in which they treated customers and at their success in keep ing their methods under cover. "Mrs, Marcy worked for the Armours about six months, in the office of N. H. Hand, the treasurer. She kept copies uf many of his letters to men who had credit with the company. All of these papers we kept for more than two years, thinking, as I have said, or writing a story. We never told the Government about what we knew. "Mrs- Marcy wrote a series of articles for the International .Socialist Review, published In Chicago, and probably they attracted the secret ser vice men. At all events a detective came here one day and summoned my wife to go to Chicago. It is to be expected that the packers will miinln lze. as long as possible, what she has in her possession, but the Government Becret Service thought It sufficiently important to take her to Chicago to testify." Mr. and Mrs. Marcy live at the Melba Hotel, at 611 East Ninth street. Mrs. Marcy is a "friendly visitor" for the Associated Charities. She gave up her position as stenographer for the Ar mours, Marcy says, because of poor health. Mrs. Marcy and her husband re Socialists, write for the Socialistic press and attend nearly all the meet ings of that party or class. » TELLTALE PAPERS FOUNT*. Defective Recovers the Aetna Trading Company's Strongbox. CHICAGO. April 25— The strong ontalning the papers of the Aetna Trading Company, which were stolen from the residence of Gustav Freund. one of the members of the firm, last "Wednesday night, has been discovered • residence of Willis Heron by a tlv«. The Aetna Trading Corn has figured in the Investigation c beef industry by the Federal Grand Jury. MR. CARNEGIE OFFENDS DUKE Special patch to The Call NEW YORK. April 25. — The Duke of Manchester, who la staying in. town for -a few days before returning: to England.' was asked to-day whether he had noticed . Andrew Carnegie's com parison of Dukes and . coachmen in onnection with, the 7 marriage of his ! ;iece. Miss Nancy Carnegie, to James lever, formerly a groom in the fam- , !y. . He" replied: VI was much edified by Mr. Car -.agie's announcement that he pre- a coachman to a , Duke as «. j le^hew-in-law. Perhaps, all things i ■or.sldered, it is more appropriate. For ; mc« I am able to compliment Mr. Car- j !;•"> on "his sense of fitness.". - Tie Duke and - Duchess, with their ' hiltren. will sail" next week to spend i !i« rummer at Tanderagee Castle, in lie mrth of Ireland. There is no truth ■lat the Dufhens is ill the • ■ ":i to Aw rary home in Detroit, ipvotf twelve months , :«• praejcal' work on the railways fof hU father-in-law, Eugene Zimmerman." The San Francisco Call. Refugee Finn Tells Story of Outrages WERNER SANDBERG. THE YOLNG FINN WHO !S AN EXILE IX SAN FRAN< IS # Werner Sandberg. a tall and ath letic young student from Finland, has sought refuge in San Francisco to es cape the prim purpose of the Czar's police to inu)!icate him in the assas sination of Governor Bobrikoff. He wandered aimlessly about fen many months in Russia, hoping to avoid the espionage, but wherever he went the matching eyes of relentless sleuths were on him. He has finally made his way to this city to rest his ner\ It is surprising that he was allowed to leave the Czar's domain and was not arrested for alleged complicity in the assassination of the late Governor of Finland. He regards himself fortunate in now being able to breathe freely, though he protests utter innocence of the charge it was sought to fasten on him. In speaking of his experiences Sand berg had the following to say: "Immediately 1 fter General Bobrikoff was killed the town was declared un der martial law and every one had to be in bed at 9 o'clock. '"The authorities instituted a diligent search for those implicated and many an innocent person was made to suffer. At midnight they unceremoniously kicked in the front doorg of homes, pulled up the carpets, slashed open the furniture coverings with their swords end even cut the paper off the walls in their eager search for incrim inating evidence. "The morning following the assassi nation the police called at my home and searched my room. Behind a bu reau they found an anti-Russian pamphlet and a letter from Schau man. the assassin, the contents of which were in no way related to the tragedy. " The result was that with fifteen other students who had known Schau man and dined with him every day, I «« thrown into jaii. During the first twenty-fcrur hours of our impris onment we were given nothing to eat or drink. A request for the latter was met with a slap in the face. Afier being incarcerated for three day> and four nights we were liber ated, but were kept under constant po lice surveillance. We soon learned that our freedom was for a short time only and that we were soon to be rearrest ed. At opportune times all of the six teen students except one Ericson, left Finland. "Three of us finally emigrated to the United States, while others went to France. Sweden and Norway. "Ericson was rearrested and sent to Takoterlnoscloff, a Russian fortress and political prison in the Ural moun tains. A Finn knows too well w%at it means to be . banished to that place, as all hope is left behind. "I am practically isolated from my family, as all mail, especially to or from the United States, is first In spected by the authorities before it is »red. That alone works a hard ship on me, as I am unable to receive financial assistance from that source. I am a graduate pharmacist and feel confident that I could more readily ob tain employment were I not a stranger in a strange land." TRADES BIG OLIVE RANCH FOR A BLOCK IN CHICAGO California Property Estimated to Be Worth $120,000 Exchanged for Windy City Realty. KEDDING. April 2a. — The Alexan der oli\> orchard near Anderson, the largest olive property in Northern Cal ifornia, has just been traded to J. Cochran for a block of land in the city of Chicago. Each of the proper ties is valued at $120,000. This is the biggest real estate transfer in North ern California in many years. ANOTHER BIC; SMELTER FOR SHAfSTA COPPER BELT Announcement I* Made of the Install ment of an Immense Plant Near Rennet t. REDDING April 25. — The an- Houncetnent was made to-day of the immediate installation of a 700-ton pmeiter at the Baiaklava mine near | Kcnnett. This will make the -fifth' big , smelter in the Shasta copper belt." V SAX FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 26, 1905. . MR. LOOMIS UNDER FIRE IN CARACAS Scandal Involves Of ficial oi State Department Alleged to Have Accepted Fees While Minister to Venezuela. President Castro Is Said to Han a Check Showing a $10,000 Payment Special Cable to The Call and New Tor* Her ald. Copyright. 1905. by tut: - eir York Her ald Publishing Company. CARACAS. Venezuela. April 25.— i "Either the American Minister to Ven ezuela should be removed or the First Assistant Secretary of State should be asked to step out of his office in Wash ington." was the startling statement made by a dispassionate observer of Venezuelan affairs in Caracas to-day. This same idea has occurred to many persons who have visited Caracas re oentljr and who have remained there long enough to obtain some inkling of the diplomatic scandal centering around the two officials desig nated. This scandal racks the entire community and is of such a nature that, whether true or false, it seems impossible that the two ufficials can continue much longer in the same de partment of the nvernment. Briefly stated, the scandal, which is public property in this capital, involves the allegation that while act ing as United States Minister to Ven ezuela, present Assistant Secretary of Stat" Loomis obtained considera ble pecuniary benefits from the New York and Bermuda Asphalt Company and that a '.heck showing a payment of $10,000 to him by the company is now In th-> possession of President Oasim. This. It is held by many per sons, supplies the true explanation of President Castro"? continuous defiance of th<e United States in the asphalt matter. It is said to have clogged the free action of that government, which is not anxious for the ventilation of an administration scandal. Other charges against Loomis are that, while Minister, he purchased for a trifling sum a claim for $4000 against the Venezuelan Government and then used his Influence as Minister to col lect the full amouit. Still another document is apparently a draft of a contract entered into be tween Lomis and one Meyer, under which Loomis agreed to use his in fluence to adjust heavy outstanding obligations of Venezuelt to the amount of $10,000,000. for a considera tion of one-seventh of that sum, or, nominally. $1,400,000. The allegations against Loomis have been laid before the State De partment in Washington. Secretary- Hay, acting Secretary Taft and Presi dent Roosevelt are cognizant of them. WASHINGTON, April 25.— First As sistant Secretary of State Loomis de clined to discuss in detail for publica tion the charges current in Caracas, that he had used his official position on behalf of the New York and Ber rr-udez Asphalt Company for his per sonal advantage. "Some of the details of the charges." said Loomis. "are already known to the President. In view of his atintlllPi from Washington, it is Impossible for me to discuss the matter. In due time the charges will receive all the at tention they deserve." An official of the State Department said tl:at little attention had been at tracted by the charges made in Ca racas untii recently, when they be gan to assume a particularly virulent form. They had now. however, he said, developed In such manner as to call for some definite and positive ac tion. This, he intimated, would follow immediately upon the return of Presi dent Roosevelt from the South on May 25. "I feel certain," continued this of ficial, "that President Roosevelt will go to the bottom of the case and will call Mr. Bowen from Caracas to sub stantiate his charges. It Is essential that this be done for the honor of the Diplomatic and State departments." WITHDRAW HOPS FROM MARKET «r«»cial Di«p»tch to The C»!l PORTLAND. April 25. — Oregon hop growers have set the pace for the world, and every one who buys hops this year must pay a good, stiff price. Of the 17.000 bales left unsold in this State 13.895 were to-day withdrawn from sale. The holders of the remain ing hops are Jn harmony with the members of the Oregon Hop Holders' Protective Association, organized here to-day. Conrad Krebs, one of the largest dealers in the State, was elected president. For some months the big hop men have been working up the gigantic hop pool. Most of the prominent hop men are In the city and were present at the meeting held to-night in the Hotel Portland. How far prices will go above 25 and 27 cents remains to be seen, but the hop market of the world has been seriously affected and grower? not only on the Pacific '.'oast, but in Eng land will realize better prices on ac count of the big Oregt/n pool. PRETTY FLORENCE BOYERE TELLS HOW SHE FREED YOUNG WHITTELL. One thousand dollars and a promise he now repudiates to pay $500 more is all it cost George Whittell Sr. to secure a release for his son from Miss Horen.ee M. Boyere of all claims for breach of promise and seduction. Here tofore it has been supposed that Whittell Sr. paid the pretty woman 825,000 to sur render her claims, that his son might take as his wife a pretty society bud to whom he was betrothed. These facto came out in court yesterday when Mfc« Boyere's suit to re cover the $500 from Charles F. Hanlon, Whittell Sr.'s at torney, on acconnt of the settlement went to trial. The most interesting fact devel oped, however, was that WhitleU Sr. and his attorney made desperate efforts to keep tin* romance from be t/ominp public, and it was the publication that caused them to repudiate the con tract with the young woman to pay her $500 when six months had passed and time had placed the seal of sileiKf on what they termed a scandal. In the defeat of their object they found chag rin. \~o\v Mi«s Bojrere must fight for what she claims is hers. Small Sum of Gold Bought Release for Him. PART YET UNPAID Sues His Father to Collect What Is Due. The story of the colossal fizzle that waited on the effort of George Whit , tell Sr. and Attorney Charles F. Han 1 lon to keep secret the facts of the pur ] ported marriage of George Whittell Jr. la Miss Florence M. Boyere and the j subsequent proceedings through which f they secured a separation of the young i counle is being told in detail in. Judge Hunt's court. Heretofore it has been 1 supposed that the yu-ung woman re ceived 125,000 for giving up the man ; she says she joined in wedlock, but this j supposition was reached without due i regard for the thrift that enabled : Whittell Sr. to amass his millions. j Yesterday it developed that the little : woman in the case received only $1000 ! at the time young Whittell was taken ■ from her side and a promise that $500 j more would be paid to her if no hint i of the romance readied the columns of ' the public press. Whitteli Sr. was more than anxious that his son should marry a pretty so ciety bud to whom he was engaged when he yielded to the charms of Miss Boyere and, she claims, wedded her. This society bud, who, it is said, Is now betrothed to another, had not heard of young Whittells escapade, as his father called it. It was calculated that if Miss Boyere, or, as she safs she was, Mrs. Whittell Jr., could be gotten rid of a quiet explanation could be made to the society bud, and a brilliant wedding would set at rest any rumors that might have gotten around regard ing the less formal affair in which Whittell Jr. was said to be a principal. ABANDOXS HER CLAIMS. Things progressed nicely and pretty Mrs. Whittell Jr., as she called her self, agreed, after a stormy scene, to quit all claims to membership to the family that held out no welcome for her. Then Attorney Hanlon quietly went to court and secured a decree de claring that the alleged marriage was not. In fact, valid. Next he made his first mistake. Thinking to bury the facts of the suit beyond resurrection, he took the papers in the case and carried them East with him. The pa pers were missed from the files and the storm began. The search for the doc uments laid bare the story of the al leged marriage and Miss Boyere's suits for seduction and breach of promise. The whole world was told the tale. The society bud erased the memory of Whittell Jr. from her heart and mind with wonderful alacrity and, it is said, it was not long before her heart was claimed by another. Whittell Sr. and Hanlon were aghast at the failure of their plans and when, »n May 10, ISO 4, six months to a day after the original agreement was signed. Miss Boyere demanded the $500 promised her, Hanlon refused to pay it, for. he said, the contract had been broken, the story of the marriage and annulment had been printed and all the cherished plans of Whittell Sr. had fall en like a house of cards. 'But." explained Miss Boyere. "I had nothing to do with the publica tion. I refused to see interviewers that called upon me, even after the facts had been made public."' HANLON INTERPRETS PAPER. "That makes no difference," said Hanlon. "The agreement was that if the matter became public you should not receive this money." Then Miss Boyere took her case to Attorneys I. I. Brown and Gavin Me- Xab and they filed suit against Han lon. Yesterday it came to trial. Miss Boyere came lo court with her , PRETTY FI-ORENCE M. BOTERE. WHO I? SUING TO RECOVER $500 WHICH SHE .LA IMS IS YET DIB ON THE «M 6» SHE WAS PROMISED BY GEORGE WHITTELL SR- TO AGREE TO THE ANNULMENT OF HER ALLEGED TRACT MARRIAGE WITH HIS SOX. counsel. She was gowned in blue, white revers and cuffs giving a touch of contrast. She is dark and exceed ingly pretty, an artist of ability ana. her lawyers and friends assert, a good and loyal little woman. She glanced nervously at Whittell Sr. as he en tered the court with Attorney Han lon. but was fully composed when called to the stand. She testified that no publication of the facts of her romance with young Whittell had been made through any fault of hers and she had respected fully the requirements of th<? agree ment exacted of her, the most im portant clause of which follows: "If during the period of six months no publication In the public press is made of said suit, or the legal pro ceedings therein, or of any of the mat ters of said alleged breach of promise or alleged marriage and no mention is made of matters of relationship, or matters of love, or matters of dis agreement between the said George Whittell Jr. and the said Florence M. Boyere. then this obligation to pay Florence M. Boyere the sum of $500 shall be In full force and effect, but otherwise It shall be null and void." FACTS BECOME PUBLIC. The first time Miss Boyere knew the facts had become public, she said, was when a reporter called to see her with copies of local newspapers set ting forth that Attorney Hanlon had stolen certain documents In the suit brought against her and fled with them to the East. Hanlon did not like this reflection that he had "stolen" the papers in the case, and protested ve hemently, but McNab would have none of it and insisted that the facts stand as testified to. "They have taken this little woman," said McNab, "and fixed up a contract by which they hope to swin dle her out of this paltry sum they have promised her to right the great wrong done her. We will prove that she had nothing to do with the pub lication of the articles in the pre^s, and they cannot escape their obliga tion by making any such plea." Miss Boyere was then questioned at length as to whether she had been a party to the publication of the ar ticles, but she adhered rigidly to her statement that she was not. Then Attorney Henry Owens, who represented Miss Boyere during the negotiations looking to a settlement, was called to the stand. He testified it was his understanding that Miss Boyere was to be paid the SSOO In event she gave no facts of her relations with Whittell Jr. to the press, but he did not take it that she was to be held responsible for the acts of others. He said that after the contract was signed and delivered Hanlon had stated that it would be void in, event anything got Into the press through any source, but Owens would not" bind his client to any such agreement. The trial, which promise* more in teresting developments, will be con cluded this morning. THE THEATERS. ALCAZAR— "When Knighthood "Was In Flower.". CALIFORNIA — "The Eternal Feinl n!n«.' COLUMBIA— "Red Feather." CENTRAL— "Robert Emmet-™ CHT7TES— Vaudeville. GRANT) — "Graustark." ORPHEUM — Vaudeville. Matinee to day. • ■ ■- TIVCLI — Op«ra. . ENDS HAY'S CAREER AS STATESMAN Special . Dispatch to The Call NEW YORK. April 25.— According to officers of the White Star liner Cretic. which arrived here to-day from Genoa. Secretary of State John Hay almost died on the way to Europe. One of the officers of the Cretic said: "In spite of the stories that Secre tary Hay had a fair voyage. It is a fact that he almost died on the way out. There was one time when hope was practically given up. After we left here. Secretary Hay was taken to his stateroom and put to bed. Mrs. Hay nursed him till she collapsed on the second day out. For days it was a question whether Secretary Hay would live or not. The day before we reached Genoa, Mr. Hay managed to get up for the first time. He went to the dining room supported by Lord and Lady Gordon Lennox, but was only able to remain there for a part of the meal." BERLIN, April 25.— Discouraging re ports have been received here as to the true condition of Secretary Hay. who recently arrived at Bad Nauheim in the Grand Duchy of Hesse, near Frankfort. He underwent his first ex amination at the hands of Professor Groedel. the celebrated heart special ist, on Sunday. Groedel found him in wretched shape. His suffering is ag gravated by a combination of heart trouble, nervous collapse and anaemia. There is gTound for stating that un less a miraculous change for the bet ter seta in. Secretary Hay can never again hope to return to activity. He is thin, weak and extremely nervous. The slightest noise disturbs him. His private secretary has frequently to stop reading newspaper articles' and dispatches aloud because Hay 13 an noyed by the mere sound at hi* voice. Dr. Groedel has prescribed an in definite course of rigid treatment and absolute rest. The specialist is not willing to go so far as to pronounce the Secretary'? condition hopeless, bul Is quoted as regarding it a? alarming in the highest degree. . Secretary' Hay assured his inter viewer that he was complex touch with the political situation of the hour an>l he di-J nr.t dare to con cern himself with public affairs. PRICE FIVE CENTS HARRIMAN ABANDONS BIG PLANS Sotetal Dtacateb to Tb* Call. BOSTON. April 2a. - Harriman s plans for a union of the New York Central and the I'nion Pacific, through the Northwestern, have been aban doned. The Vanderbilt policy ha* long been that of keeping its money east of Chicago. The Chicago and Northwest ern investment was not a family mat ter, but rather an individual affair, and it is still possible ihat the original plan of John D. Rockefeller to eliminate the high priced granger roads — the 3t. Paul and the Northwestern, may be carried out Under this plan it may be pos sible to eliminate St. Paul stock by the substitution of a low rate interest bond therefor and making the 3t. Paui road the exclusive eastern connection of th« Northern Pacific, while the Great Northern is permitted to be the domin ant force in the Burlington. That the plan to have the Union Pa cific take the New York Central ha« been abandoned is sufficient reason for the decline in New V-rk Central. An intermediate development, or a second ary- fact, is that of the antagonism aa respects the present dominant power in I'nion Pacific. Harrimar. never had a. licens* from John D. Rockefeller m any one else for the creation of the Northern Pacirtc paniv of the so-eall«d "terrible Tto John -D. Rockefeller. Morgan and Va'nderbilt are a triumvirate of finan cial powers in this country to-day and they are • united In their plans and purposes. J. J Hill is absolutely In control- of the Great Northern and what remains of the Northern Securi ties ' compact and is absolutely domin ant in the Chicago.. Burlington and Quincy system. No possible combina tion can be made against him and his only present danger is competition from the Canadian Pacific, which Is making very important building 1 roads into his territory, both directly and through the control _of .the _Snp Line If harmony ;be not obtained in this respect. Hill may retaliate with Important construction moves in the present territory of the Canadian PaciflV. Passes Academy Examinations. , ANN AT ril 25. — J. B. oWendorf <>f California has paaswd the -" mental exaralna tlon for admis sion to the Naval Academy. '