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oo bays Coroners Jury After Learning That
Morphine Caused Miner's Death,
"We believe that the deceased cam* to his death from the combined effects of bavins; been dragged vrlth; mor
phine and chloral and while In a dased condition having; been forced Into a closed- trunk where there .was
not sufficient oxjen to sustain what life there was present. We also believe - that one Mrs. Emma Le
Doux was responsible for the death of Albert X. Mo Vicar and, as far as we have been able to determine from
the evidence submitted, that she was unaided."— Verdict of Coroner's Jury. ln .McVlcnr mnrder case.
Inquiry Fixes Grime
. . Upon the. Woman
in Prison.
Police to Work on the
"No Accomplice"
Shows Drugs,
I . . Not Blows, Ended
Man's Life.
'..'.'. STOCKTON'. March 30.— Brief and to
\u25a0 the point was the Coroner's InQuest
into- the death of A. N. McVlcar this
\u25a0rafternoon. The verdict agreed upon by
the jurors Is as follows:
•• "X\'e, the jury, believe that the de
ceased came to his death from the com
.bined effects of having been drugged
Aj'ith morphine and chloral, and while
-,-fn a dazed condition thrust Into a closed
.t-rxmlt, where there was not sufficient
- oxygen to sustain what life was pres
\u25a0 fent. We also believe that one Emma Le
'I?oux'is responsible for the deatn of
Albert X. McYicar. and as far as we
fcave been able to determine from the
evidence submitted, that she was un
The report of Roy R. Rogers, the San
Francisco chemist who examined the
contents of McYlcar's stomach, which
came this morning in a telegram to Cor
oner Southworih. stated that his exam
\u25a0 inatlon "Disclosed a small Quantity of
, chloral and a large quantity of morphine.
Persistent* efforts to find cyanide of po
\u25a0 tassium result in positive proof of its
; . Chief of Police E. J. Baker told how
Captain Walker found the body In the
; trunk. Constable Solarl of Jamestown
: . made the legal identification of the re
mains. Dr. Hull stated that the brain,
lungs, liver and kidneys of the deceased
\u25a0 had been found slightly congested, but in
a healthy condition. The heart was nor
. ''Could there have been a hemorrhage
from the nose after death had oc
. curred?" the witness -was asked.
.' " "Not as much as was present in this
f < asje; in fact, very little, if any at all,"
I answered Dr. Hull.
" "In your opinion, doctor, -were those
bruises on the head caused before
r desth?" he witness was asked. The
;»rrswer w,as, "They could not have been
• inflicted after death."
', ' George Shuster, who is in charge of
• .the. Morgue, stated that when the body
Df McVicar was placed on the slab at
the Morgue it was still warm. Re
etated that no money or other valu
\u25a0a.bLes had been found on the person of
\u25a0 the deceased.
« . All along the prosecution has strenu
ously maintained that Mrs. Le Doux
\u25a0 was alone In the murder of McVlcar.
Sheriff Sibley makes the same state
rnsht. He says that the prosecution
trrll establish the fact that Emma Le
Dotix had no accomplice.
Wind Blows Sixty 3liles an
. Hour Along the Water
• "A heavy rain began to fall last even
ing and instead of. abating as the hours
wore on it increased till at midnight
the streets in many sections of the city
were flooded. A fierce gale started
to blow /it the same time and it was
feared that much damage would be
. tlorie along the water front, where it
• was felt most.
The wind blew sixty miles an hour on
tjhe front. Three pilot boats — the Ameri
ca, Lady Mine and Gracie S— dragged
'their anchors off Meiggs wharf about 1
. o'clock this morning. They rolled around,
end it was feared a collision would re-
SjUlt. • The Merchants' Exchange was
notified and kept a watch on the boats,
tut nothing serious happened.
*, The police stations in all sections of the
.city kept a close watch for accidents, but
fortunately none happened. Many dls
•tMcts of the city were reported to be in
'.danger of submersion, so heavy was the
rainfall. A special detail was put into
Service at the Harbor Police Station to
'watch out for possible accidents along the
water front.
• CIXCIXNATT. Ohio, March SO.— The Btrikini:
plufbbers, after belßs out for two days, re
turned work today. . tvevinr reached | a compro
mise agreement with their employers. '
H-'Are- Eipenslve nt any price, ED
M but da ron know what Is n HH
B» dangerous piano? It Is the one I
J that ts offered xit a fltnu-e far' I
j B below Its represented vnlne, I
H> -but remember that a deptmd- h|
1 able . piano Is like United gfi
J 1 states srold ooln. It is always ]
j J worth Its face vnlur. f^ J
I I 'When you bur a piano from I
*H as you have the assurance I
S tiiat It Is Jnst as represented. I
I 1 for we can not Jeopardise the I
\u25a0 B reputation of 20 rears for the I ~t
, H «ake of a single piano sale. I |
I tail at prices ranging from \ d
W $55° *° $750, according to It
.3 ease design ; all are of one j I
r j Partial payments if de- \ i
II sired. ••\u25a0 I I
I j 126 Geary Street : 1 1
Morphine and Chloral
Found in Stomach
of McVicar.
Chemist Rogers Says
Miner Was Victim
of Drugs.
According to the report •of Prpfe ssor
Roy RavoTie Rogers of the Cooper Medical
College, Albert N. McVicar, the victim of
the Stockton trunk tragedy, came to his
death from morphine poison! njj. Professor
Ko«{ rs yesterday finished his examination
of Me Vicar's stomach. In addition to
large quantities of morphine, he discov
ered chloral in the stomach.
Professor Rogers Is of the opinion that
the latter, drug was administered to Mc-
Vicar In the form of "knockout drops" to
render him unconscious. There was 'not
enough chloral found in the stomach to
produce death.
The stomach of McVicar was turned
over to Rogers last Monday afternoon by
Coroner Southworth of Stockton. The lo
cal chemist has been working on it since
that time. It did not take him long to
find out that death was caused by mor
phlre poisoning, but he continued his re
search in the hope of discovering the
presence of other drugs.' Rogers did not
discover any signs of cyanide of potas
sium in the stomach. It was at first
thought that McVicar was killed by th's
drug, but this theory now seems to be
I routed by the declaration of the chemist.
Son's Carelessness Nearly
Causes Loss; of vHis
Mother's Life. "
UKIAH. March 30.— Mrs. ; J. S. Wilson
met with a peculiar accident this morn-
Ing. After cleaning . house she gathered
the sweepings in a dustpan and , threw
them into the Immediately:
there .was an explosion and Mrs. Wilson \u25a0
fell to the floor with an ugly gash in -her
forehead. ; It appears that her son, , who
had been hunting with a*22-callber, rifle,'
had dropped a few of his cartridges .while
cleaning the gun. His mother had swept:
them up without noticing" them and - had
thrown them into the fire,: The beat ex-;
ployed -them and one of the flying, shells
struck her. - \u25a0 v--'
Provision for California
Cities in the House Bill
as to Public Buildings
Special i Dispatch to The CalL
WASHINGTON, March 30.— The following
California items are in the public build
ings bill as agreed on today by the House
committee: .Eureka and San Diego, $150,
000 each; Santa Rosa $10,000, and Santa
Cruz $15,000. An additional $5000 may be se
cured for Santa Rosa beofre the bill Is
brought into the House.
Representative Kahn today asked Act
ing Secretary of the Navy Newberry to
order several .United States warships to
San Francisco Bay on the occasion of the
meeting of the National Education Asso
ciation in San Francisco from July 7 to
July 14. Newberry said the department
could probably arrange to send some ves
sels and that he would give the matter
consideration, with that end in view.
There is a strong probability that the
majority of the members of the House
interstate and foreign commerce commit
tee, under whom come all matters of leg
islation affecting navigation, will visit
California in July and August next. Rep
resentative' Kahn today secured from
three members assurances that they
would accept the invitations and interest
in the proposed trip ; is already awakened.
The invitations will be extended also on
the part of the commercial organizations
of the Pacific Coast. Kahn is telling the
commltteemen that so many vessels have
been wrecked in the last year- on that
coast that it is absolutely necessary that
the lighthouse facilities should be in
creased. It is chiefly with this object in
view that the trip of inspection has been
proposed. : 1 ' •.
Through • a motion \ made in the House
today by Representative Hayes the.sala
ries of the cashier, -bookkeeper," assistant
; cashier and assistant bookkeepers In the
i Sub-Treasurer's .ofllce at San Francisco,
which had been cut by the appropriations
committee, were restored. "Not content
with this achievement, Hayes, assisted by
Kahn, secured two ; additional coin count
ers, at $900 each. Chairman Tawn«y, and
every member of the appropriations com
mittee fought the restoration of these sal
aries.- -' • . \u25a0' \u25a0''.'\u25a0-- I \u25a0\u25a0' ",. \u25a0-:\u25a0 . -
The committee. on rules of the House to
day, discussed the-, motion:, of H Chairman"
Burton of the rivers, and harbors com
mittee that McKinlay's Sacramento River
Irrigation bill be sent < f rom t that Jcommlt
tee to that on J interstate .< and ..-; foreign
commerce, \u25a0 but 'action :waa - postponed.
Steps are now being? taken; by which;, it
is hoped an . amicable"; understanding will
be reached Iby .the; two committees ! as ; to
! Jurisdiction over this bill without invoking
a special rule. It looks as if the measure
will ultimately find its way into Represen
tative Burton's keeping. .
•> Merle Holbrook of, Pasadena has been
appointed ;. a : stenographer , at \ Panama at
a salary of J1500., '
T^'lll Be Sent WMh W«llman.
> MILWAUKEK.v WIs.. , March • 30.—-Ma
jor H. B. Hersey, director of the Weath
er Bureau vat V, Milwaukee i arid in
spector \u25a0 of v Western ; stations,": today: re
ceived a telegram from Washington in
structing: him- to j report* as \u25a0 soon =as pos
sible atv.Washington' to "prepare to ac
company i the Wellman-* expedition ..in
search of the north polaVY
Thirteen Men; Are|Eesciied
at Courrieres 'h in> Prance
After Living on sTutrid;
Horse Mesh, \Ha#;and Bark
Renewed Hope That Some
Others of the Twelve
Hundred Entombed Miners
May Not Have Succumbed
LENS, France, March.3o.— The disaster
at the Oourrieres coal mines bad a start-.
ling 1 sequel today, when) thirteen \u25a0 miners
were taken out alive after/ having: en
dured unspeakable horrors during the
twenty days of entombment. , The story
of the survivors bo far as it has been
told discloses that they. lived for many
day 3 on putrid horsemeat, ,; amid total
darkness and the stench ;; of scores of
decaying 1 corpses. The presence of human
flebh would speedily have';; \u25a0'\u25a0forced/- the
starving men to resort to the 'last des
perate extremity if they, had' not been
rescued. •».'\u25a0'\u25a0 . ; \u25a0 • \u25a0 •'.--:"•-'
', The survivors were sturdy young min
ers from 17 to 25 yearsof age, except
their leader, Henri Nemy, ; who is : 38
year 1 ? old. All show tne ..terrible /effects
of their experiences, being: emaciated and
blinded. 'Their rescue caused;a\tempor
ary nervous lucidity, • during which they
preetod their relatives and related their
surfcrJpgs. The doctors : then enforced
quiet upon them, fearing the results of
fever and poisoning from. : their having
eaten decayed horseflesh:; - ;;
There were touching scenes as wives
and mothers greeted those, whom they
had long given up as dead. Crowds be
sieged the hospitals to "which the men
were taken, cheering the ; survivors and
Imprecating the ineffective nature of the
salvage work that followed immediately;
after the disaster.* * • _v
The rescue of thege thirteen men re
vived hope in irany families' that others
are alive, and the relatives of those whose
bodies have riot been recovered i clamor
ously demanded that the -efforts be re
doubled to ! bring out I any possible* sur
vivors. . .-,-; . . •' ,
There .is a report that in addition to, the
thirteen men who were brought jup out
of the mine. today there were five others
who came with them almost to the bot
tom of the pit, but were unable to come
further owing to exhaustion.
. The total number of men missing after,
the catastrophe ;was 1212. The bodies re
cdvered apyroximat'ely numbered 500, and
there are > still unaccounted for approxi
mately 500. :f ' .;.'\u25a0'
; The ' engineers -, that "spme
smolderingjfires prevented .them, from ex
ploring; '•„' remote' \u25a0, passages £6t - thfe ; ; mine;
where it was. thought^tliere* could be no '
survivors. The mine owners^ also claim ;
that the strike .of .miners "reduced* the
number of rescuers 'available. Many en
gineers and scientists agree that all' in
the mine must have died long ago. En
gineer \u25a0 Lauer, however, dissents, assert-^
ing that the salvage work has been de
plorably inefficient, arid he believes that
scores died of. exhaustion owing to the
poor -work of the salvage companies, ry
All attemots to rescue -the entombed
men had been abandoned more than two
weeks ago. . , - ' .
The sudden appearance of the impris
oned men caused stupefaction, A gang of
salvagers had Just completed their night's
work when they were startled to see a
group of miners, terribly .: haggard and
exhausted and with eyes sunken, appear
from a remote part of | pit No. 2. -The
strongest of the party said they had
broken out of a distant gallery, , where
they had" been entombed since the dis
aster of | March 10. The rescued men
were /taken up the elevator, but were
unable to see. owing to the dazzling day
The mine officials were deeply affected
as the weeping survivors were taken to
a \u25a0 hospital. The men : were able to talk
feebly, but audibly. They all asked for
news of relatives or friends, and wished
to ko home "immediately. The doctors,
however, prevented them with difficulty
from so doing. Later crowds | besieged
the mines in the hope that other survivors
would be found. It was necessary to em
ploy a strong. force of police and detach
ments of troops to maintain order/ It is
said that others of the entombed miners
are alive and about 'to be brought out,
their signals having been heard; ' , -
One of the j men rescued today, a man
named Nemy, said that for the first eight
days the party ate the bark off 'the tim
bers of the mine. ; , Later they found the
decoriiposed body of a horse, which they
cut up and ate -with hay. The. survivors
brought up portions ; of the decomposed
horsemeat. '
Nemy. who was the ' strongest of the
miners who escaped, graphically described
their imprisonment as: follows:
. "After the -explosion I'groped my way
about, stumbling over bodies and seeking
refuge froih the 'gases; I found ; some
comrades sheltered in a remote niche. We
ate earth j and bark' for eight days. .
"We continued to grope among the bod
ies, seeking for an outlet from ourprisorf,
but were forced back time and again." We
found some hay, - which we ate.'; and t two
days after iwe: found a 'dead horse, ; which
wo cut up and ate with. the hay^and bark.'
We suffered most for the want' of water.
Finally we .became ] desperate • and \u25a0 sepa
rated into three parties and communi
cated .with' each other by. shouts. .; -J'.^ ?\u25a0
"Last night '-. we f eltj a draft of fresh
air, * which . finally guided us to an open
ing."'; :--.•- \u25a0\u25a0. ••' \u25a0-"•' : '\u25a0 : ".\u25a0 - ; . '
The doctors have forbidden the ; surviv
ors to ;do any ~- further talking. V Vast
crowds . of i people surrounded : the : hospital
where, the escaped men are being, treated.'
'"::\u25a0- The families iof the \u25a0 miners -who -lost
their, lives are Intensely indignanCThey
claim "that * salvage operations ' were
never \ undertaken J In ,the ; part .'ot the
mine'from which" Nemy,' and his.com
panions and' disorders" are ex
pected; 'The •?•\u25a0? most 'j - severe " repressive
measures have ; been taken. Crowds "of
women denounce the directors 'and - en
glneersr crying: *":_• V ;
- ; "If you* had Riven us/tools .we would
have" saved £ our? own husbands." r
i The, party ,,which escaped today r 6rigr-"
irially * numbered twepty men; of whom
«.evenfdisappeared during ithe'gropings
In the darkness. ' • . - •
V ; The* survivbrs : are ; positive that oth
ers ; are : alive ;in /the 3 minc. ;a . They ?, say
they,: heard } calls \ and -; tappings j yester-'
day. ; : but were : unable ito , reach fthe en
tombed ?menJ/ ; Renewed "salvage Topera-"
tions : have s been'; begun, the ; members; of
the salvage |corps \u25a0 carrying;iprovisions
in ; case pother, suryl vors are ;f ourfd. : -r
." A - survivor '.named i- Martin j said: /:
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'.' "We; sufferedKintenselyf;; from
The chamber above - us was burning/
Aged and Wealthy Texas
Cattleman • Exposes Plot
to Eol) Him of Fortune
Defendant in Suit Brought
by Alleged Wife Shows
Court Is Schemer
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Epeclal Dispatch , to The Call.
LOS . ANGELAS. " March , 30.:-Walter H.
Jones, \u25a0 a.a '. millionaire < cattleman ; of Texas
and New Mexico, who was sued for main
tenance by his alleged /wife several weeks
ago,' made-such a showing in court today
i that. not;onlyvwas the restraining order
whichl had been Issued \ against* him dis
solved, but the" court the 'case
placed in the hands of the District Attor
ney.with a view to beginning criminal
proceedings against certain persons inter
ested in the casei; : .
The suit was brought by a young wom
an calling I herself Mrs..- Ella ; Jones, who
alleged that she had r Jones ia
Deming last .'July and .that : he was ithe.
father of her. child; born early, in", Febru
ary. She further "alleged that Jones had
allowed \u25a0 her; only: 40 4 cents ;,a": day for the
support of -herself and; child. At her
request an injunction. was issued restraTh-
Ing Jones from disposing of his property.
r Jones had' his "inning today when Tie
filed his answer and backed, it with docu
! mentary ; evidence, - the , nature of .which
has not beenmade public,. but which -the
court considered sufficient for \u25a0 immediate
action. In branding the woman's suit as
the outcome of a conspiracy entered Into
with . her, relatives for. the purpose of rob
bing him of part of his estate, Jones, who
is 60 years old, denied positively ever hav
ing contracted . marriage with the plain
tiff.": He asserts "that the ;woman's true,
name is Stowe | and that she | married
James H. ? Stowe in 1902. Jones further
avers that the woman, at. the instance. of
certain other persons, entered into a con
spiracy -to tie up his property in the
hope of . compelling him to buy Its release
by: paying the woman . a large sum of
money/ He gives names' and dates and
other particulars gleaned by a corps of
detectives; who have been working on the
case several weeks.
Gay Deceiver Who Has the
Engagement Mania Will Be
Disciplined by a Woman
Special Dispatch to The Call.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.; t March 30.— Miss
Beatrice Most of Kansas . City, sister |of
Sam Most, the race track plunger, : who
through her - attorneys ;flled a breach-of
promise suit . for. $25,000"* yesterday * at"; Ma
rietta," Ohio,, against? Samuel Rabonlritz,
said today that j she did ; It to break the
young \u25a0 man of j thfe | "engagement mania."
"I- learned not long \ ago," said Miss
Most,"that Mr. Rabonlritz has been mak
ing, a practice- of becoming, engaged to
young women. \ When I ascertained this
was the^ fifth time, I. determined, to teach
thetyoung man 'a lesson." c. .
'Miss Most and, Rabonirltz" signed a con
tract of marriage according to the old
Hebrew custom, \ and ; the marriage was
to have taken .place ; two weeks , later.
Miss Most says she : has learned of two
more marriage contracts which the young
man had signed with two .. other' jromen
whom he had promised to marry! t^' •
The marrlasre contract signed, by Miss
Most and Raboniritz was filed in court
as evidence at Marietta. Raboniritz Is
said to be connected with , the American
Iron Company of j Marietta, \u25a0 and ?is re
ported to be wealthy. He gave Miss Most
many valuable presents. Including a dia
mond ring.
Son of Wealthy Parents Is
in Jail on Forgery
Charge. .
Special Dispatch to The CalL
; LOS ANGELES. March 30. — Walter
Fisk,, whose home is in Rochester, N.
V., and ..whose family is said to be
wealthy, is in the County Jail, having
been \ held to answer by a magistrate
at Santa Monica on a charge of for
gery. , The arresting officers assert' that
he: has made a full confession of -a
scheme whereby he sought-to secure
thousands of dollars by . felonious
means.: --His' grandmother, .Mrs. . Mary
Stanley of Rochester, is wealthy, and,
knowing what bank contained her
money, Fisk Is said to have forged her
signature to an order on the bank for
several drafts, one for $1800. '.
Standard " Oil Boosts Prices.
CLEyELAND, Ohio, ' March 30.— The
Standard ; Oil •• Company .-: today. '\u25a0 again ad-_
vancedithe price of; all grades of gasoJine
and naphtha; the new quotations ranging,
from % to V& cents per gallon higher than
former.^ 'prices.-: ; Seventy-four to . seventy
six \u25a0 degree gasoline is | quoted at- 16 cents,
an advance of I^4 cents' per gallon; "eighty
six gasoline, • 19, an; advance of -1
cent ;; per \u0084 gallon ; : eighty-seven " degree
gasoline^ ; 2o cents, ran advance of .1 cent
per ; gallon ; eightyf eight degree - gasoline,
21Y cents."; an 7 advance; of .1 cent; varnish
makers'^ and; painters' naphtha. 12 cents,
an advance one-half cent per gallon,
atfd deodorized stove gasoline, 13 cents, an
advance'of one-half cent per gallon.
but it did not temper- the cold in the
lower;' gallery." .\u25a0:'\u25a0\u25a0 : r
."Another : survivor, -. LeFebyre, when
asked" if hcVhad' slept,;, replied:
r- : ,"We; never /closed 'our, eyes."*;;- Some
times we dozed/jbut, Nemy, who took
command,, would ;not\. permit" us -to
sleep.'*;'.. '^r'-V-v- -'VX'": ':\u25a0':.;- ~*;- r \
; / Nemy 'displayed'; his watch, which he
had i; wound vupi regularly^ throughout
hiSj imprisonment. }The watch "was out
of \brdef-'and?.thereforet the survivors
counted; only^sixteen days from the
time^of; the^exploslon^* .*\u25a0}. =
j'Leon'Boursicr/ariother member of the
rescuedi party, said:, ' " r
"I have; heard Nemy's story which Is
correct, except ? that -Nerny • forgot the
carrots; ,\u25a0 We founds some in-; a : stable
and^they7 formed our best: meal." v
J S (The; rescued - men , are i. being: " kept In
"seml T darkness. : • Dr.'t Loutlers, Uwho :is
In] charge of .the"' patients.! says , they are
suffering 1 \u25a0:' ,• f rom '; ';,•' ptomaine •*;' poisoning-"
caused. by. catingr the decomposed horse.
.[ JEFFERSON. CITT. . iTo.. March ; 30.— A ] de
cision i was > rendered ' by: the : Supreme Court' to-",
day holding \u25a0\u25a0 the - township ' organization 1 law , of
tho ! ;State to be unconstitutional.*-" \u25a0
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Fall From *a Horse
Results in Deatli
of Jurist.
Well Known as Or
chardist in Santa
Special Dispatch to Th« Call.
SAN JOSE. March 30.— As' the result
of a fall from his horse at Seattle sev
eral days ago. Judge Hiram G. Bond,
formerly one of the best known resi
dents of this county, died In the north
ern 7 city this afternoon. Judge Bond
was riding his favorite horse when the
accident occurred. After unseating its
rider the horse balked and dragged
Judge Bond - several blocks. The fall
seriously injured the Jurist's left side
and a stroke of apoplexy followed with
fatal results.
Judge: Bond was a man of wealth
and wide business experience. His
home was formerly on the outskirts of
Santa Clara, where he had an extensive
orchard surrounding an ideal country
abode. This property was sold less
than three months ago and since then
Judge. Bond has spent^ most of his time
in Seattle, where he was well known.
When the California" Cured Fruit As
sociation was organized in this city in
1900, Judge Bond was. chosen as head
of the combine and remained in active
control for two years, j Since then he
has Invested in mining, property and,
with his two sons, Louis W. and Marsh
all Bond, has valuable holdings at
Goidfield and in' Arizona. He was also
an. extensive operator in stocks and
was well known on the New York
Stock Exchange. .-"- ; \u25a0\u25a0 ' —
Death of Philanthropist's Wife.
HINSDALE. 111.. March 30.— Mrs.
Marietta Chapln Pearson, wife of Dr.
Pearson, who has given millions of dol
lars to aid small colleges/ died at her
home here - today. She was born, in
Springfield, Mass., in 1819, and was
married , to Dr. Pearson in 1847. She
was especially interested In foreign
missionary work.
Death of Captain Fields.
DETROIT. Mich.. March 30.— Staff
Captain Robert Fields of the Salvation-
Army died here last night of heart dis
ease. He was 44 years of age and be
fore coming: to Detroit two months ago
was' located, in San Francisco and in
Chicago. , /
Actress Succumbs to Operation.
. NEW YORK. March 30. — Georgia
Wells, an actress, who had been play
ing the leading feminine role of "The
Clansman," died today, after a surgical
operation for appendicitis. ".. »
Consul General of ' Slam Dead.
NEW YORK, March 30. — Isaac Town
send Smith/ the oldest member of the
Union- League Club and' Consul General
of Slam, died here' today aged 93 years.
LOS ANGELES, March 30. — The un
usual-proceeding of a priest prosecut
ing a citizen in a criminal action was
witnessed In Justice Rose's Police
Court today. The defendant was O. E.
Otto, a chauffeur; the complaining.wit
ness was Rev. Father Timothe Tetreault,
a French priest. Father Tetreault al
leges that while crossing Broadway at
Fifth street he was knocked. down by a
big automobile driven in reckless man
ner by Otto and that his injuries were
of a painful character. As soon as he
was able to leave his bed he caused
Otto's arrest. The. chauffeur was ar
raigned today and his trial was set for
April 4.
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Phone South 218.
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2965 Sixteenth Street .Near Mission
Phone South 236.
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Phone Main 4988.
421 Pre^dio Avenue Near California
Phone West 3180.
1260 Ninth Avenue Near J Street
Phone South 214.
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Drag Finn Has Narrow Es
cape in Mendocino Creek
UKIAH. March 30.— W. B. Rutherford ot
San Francisco, who is on the road \u25a0 for
Mack &' Co.", druggists, while returning
from Potter Valley drove into Color Creek.
His buggy was Instantly capsized. After
a hard struggle Rutherford succeeded in
freeing himself .and swam ashore. His ef
forts to save the team and buggy were
futile, and the horses and rig. .with his
grips and sample cases and overcoat, con-*
talnlng checks for several hundred dol
lars, are now on their way "to the Paciflo
Ocean via Russian River. Rutherford
walked back to Hemlock, a distance of
about eight miks, and telephoned to this
city for assistance. He was brought in
this evening, much the worse for his ex
perience. He had gone to Potter yester
day and successfully crossed the stream,
but last night about two inches of rain
fell and the streams were roaring torrents
this morning. :
Agrti Calixtosrn Woman Wants to Know
Wltereahouta ot Sponse, Wbo
Left Home Week* Ago.
SANTA ROSA. March 30. —^Mrs. John
Cummings of Calistoga has invoked the
aid of Sheriff Frank P. Grace and City
Marshal George Severson in an effort
to locate her husband. Cummlngs. who
is 5? years old. ia a sufferer from heaxt
trouble. Ho left home five weeks Ago
to come to this city and was seen within
a few miles of here, but, as far as can
be learned, never reached the clty^ Ho
has a light, sandy mustache and. light
hair. ( ..

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