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Town Trustees Confer With
President of Marin Company,
but No Deal Is Closed
Consumers Will Not Get 20 Cent
Water as Anticipated When
Bonds Were Issued
.SAL<ALITO. Nov. 22.— Headed by
Mayor Thomas, the town trustees of
thirsty Sausalito held a conference
with A. Tv". Foster, president of
the Marin County water company, Sat
urday afternoon relative to the Marin
company furnishing water to Sausalito.
Beyond stating that the proposition
was talked over, none of the partici
pants in the conference had much to
\u25a0A. Y»\ Foster said today that he could
f.urnish the town of Sausalito with
water as soon as desired, and that he
would either sell to the municipality
direct or that his company would in
slall the plant and distributing system
Since the passage of the bond Issue
In the fall, when Sausalito bonded Itself
?or 1100,000 to install a municipal
water distributing system, the current
belief of the citizens was that they
v.ere going to secure water at -0 cents
per 1.000 gallons Instead of paying 75
cents, as now charged by the local con
cerns. That belief was nicely shattered
today by Trustee Shoemaker and A. W,
Foster, who both concurred in the
statement that the price charged under
lbs proposed regime of municipal con
trol would not be 20 cents.
: Trustee Shoemaker said: "Should
negotiations be completed with the
Marin water company we might be able
to buy water to fill our pipe system for
ta cents per 1,000 gallons. Should this
lie the case the town would sell to con
sumers at the probable rate of 35 cents.
Negotiations, however, have not been
brought to the place where figures are
being considered, so 1 am unable to say
just what the rate will be. 1 know,
however, that it won't be 20 cents."
At present the trustees of the town
are undecided what to do. for until they
have an absolute guarantee that water
will be delivered in sufficient quanti
' ties they do not feel like putting the
bonds on th« market to procure the
'money for laying the municipal pipe
Jines throughout the town. According
to Mayor Thomas, work will not be
started on the lines for at least three
months and not then unless the town
lias an ironbound contract for water at
a reasonable rate.
It is reported that another proposi
tion is being considered by the trustees
of the town, although nothing much
has been said. Several months ago
James Newlands of the North Coast
water company stated to the trustees
'that he had about all the water con
sumers he desired. Lately, however, he
*eems to have discovered differently.
From an authoritative source it was
learned today that Newlands is working
cm a proposition to supply the town
with water at -0 cents per 1.000 gal
lons, provided that the corporation con
tracts to pay for the delivery of at
least 200.000 gallons daily.
It also is said that Newlands will
agree to allow the town to resell the
surplus water, provided there is any. to
induce the government to make it pos
sible to supply Fort Baker with water
without the necessity of hauling it to
the reservation, as is now done.
Armed With Bat He Pursues
Burglar Through Streets
at Night
ALAMEDA. Nov. 22'— Attired in his
night shirt and armed with a baseball
bat. Thomas Oakes of 2029 Alameda
avenue, chased a burglar for a block
over slippery sidewalks and through
mud and slush at 3 o'clock this morn
ing. The house breaker proved to be [
;t faster runner than his pursuer and!
outdistancing Oakes made good his
errape in the dark.
It was due to t!ie acute hearing of
Mrs. Oakes that the burglar was de
«t«_ied while attempting to force his
way into the dwelling. She awakened
her husband, who armed himself with
the first weapon thatj vras handy, the
baseball bat. and boldly went out of
doors and around to t! c window where
the burglar was ende; ivoring to effect
an entrance. Oakes \ ras accompanied
by a collie, and whe i the dog took
after the house break :r the latter hit
the canine on the head with something
" he carried, and knocked the dog out.
Oakes continued the chase. After the
houfe breaker had outdistanced Oakes
"the latter returned to his house and
found that the collie had recovered
from the effects of the blow and had
OAKLAND, Nov. 22. — While Mrs. F.
Miller and Mrs. O. Roberts, both of
whom live at 1017 Madison street, were
in the back yard of the premises yes
terday, a thief entered the house and
Ktole two valuable rings belonging to
Mrs. Miller and a purse containing $35,
the property of Mrs. Roberts. Mrs. L.
'Bassett of 528 Twenty-seventh street
reported that a purse containing $40
was stolen from her pocket while ehe
"was at a theater last night.
OAKLAND, Nov. 22. — A few hours
after arriving at the home of her
daughter. Mrs. May Mcßae of SO Har
rison avenue. Mrs. Emily F. Banta of
Fresno was stricken with acute indiges
tion, followed by a fatal attack of heart
failure. She died at 3:30 o'clock this
morning. Mrs. Banta went to her
daughter's home from Fresno yester
day in order to be present at the birth
of her grandchild. She was 60 years of
:ipf-, and her husband and several chil
dren survive her. •
Suburban Brevities
Ntir. 22. — The Oakland federation of cbarchrs
will hold Its monthly mating November 30 at
the First Mctbodist church.
• N<»v, 22.— I>ep Tom Bow, e^ed 40. .rear*, \u25a0 Chl
npee, IKing nt GfC Harrison street, waa killed
lij • mi-h tioond Alaru'-iia local train at the
<-vrtifr of Flmt and Webster *treets at 10:40
o'clock tbil morninp.
Not. 22. — Thr East Shore and Suburbtn railway
completed track laying today for It* line in
Twintr-Miird street, from Maedonald avenue to
Bact Pftore park, conoeetins at Stege Junction
irltli ti<t> main line Into Oakland.
WO HAS? DIES SUDDEJ.*LY— Oakland. Not.
-.'l.— With a Fuddra exclamation of paiß. Mrs.
Mmy Malon»* of G59 Hrtifli street. *ho was pre
lim-ins: l>roakfa«t for her family at G o'clock rhl*
in«rniny. rollefised. When her liusband ronhed
tuiiir •\u25a0\u25a0iii<- lie f««und that *he ttkr deitd. Heart
flillurp Id bejiered ta haTe l>een tli* cxnue -of her
dentil. Mr*. Mslont «»* S5 yeans of age. She
K-ivrs *i» Hiildren.
Do Yon Want «5.0«f
Head THE CALL'S weekly offer on
page 12. .". -\u0084'--: ' ' -'.-'\u25a0' v ";",
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| Rev. Mark A. Matthews, Pastor
of Seattle Church, Who May Be
Called to Pulpit in Oakland
Rev. Mark A. Matthews of Se
attle Occupies First Presby
terian Pulpit, Oakland
OAKLAND, Nov. 22.— Rev. Mark A.
Matthews, pastor of the First Presby
terian church of Seattle, Wash., one of
the most remarkable churches in the
world, preached the sermons at the
First Presbyterian church here this
morning and eveniqg. Church gossip
has it that Rev. Mr. Matthews may be
called to fill the vacancy in that church.
His visit has been regarded as a trip
on his part to look over the field.
The church, of which Rev. Mr.
Matthews Is pastor has building pro
vision for seemingly every kind of ac
tivity in which an institutional church
may participate. The structure occu
pies 20.000 square feet and cost more
than $300,000. It has a running track
for those athletically inclined, a spe
cial equipment to help the deaf hear
the rermons and music, its balconies
are 'arranged specially for delicate
\vom<*n and a nursery has been pro
vided for children. ,
The pipe organ is the second larges
in the world and is provided with ar
attachment for automatic playing. On«
hundred and twenty-six intercom
municating telephones are installed.
There are special parlors for men and
women and a large gymnasium is pro
vided with shower and tub baths. Spe
cial rooms have been arranged for
services of all kinds. The total cost
represents an investment of $460,000.
George B. Sterling Is Charged
With Failure to Pay His
Board Bill
- —
OAKLAND, Nov. 22.— George B.
Sterling, who professes to be a cham
pion rifle shot, and says that he has
given many exhibitions of fancy shoot
ing on the vaudeville stage, was ar
rested in Petaluma today on advices
sent out by the local police. Sterling
is' charged with attempting to "beat"
his board bill at the Hotel Merritt.
While the search for Edna Clark
was at its height. Sterling displayed a
very active interest in the case and
tried to persuade the police and news
papermen that he had found the miss
ing girl in Oakland and could produce
her within a few hours. Detective
Kyle left for Petaluma this afternoon
to bring Sterling back to Oakland.' .
Coroner and Officers Make Sue-
cessful Trip for Remains
of Mrs. Botelho .
HAYWARD, Nov. 22.— Despite the
threats made by Manuel Ameral, father
of Mrs. Amelia Botelho, who died sev
eral days ago as a result of an opera
tion, that he would kill anyone who
attempted to remove his daughter's
body from his home, Coroner Tisdale,
accompanied by Chief Deputy Coroner
Sargent, Under Sheriff Hanifin and Dep
uty Sheriff Rlley, went to the. house
this morning and removed the remains
of the woman to the Hayward branch
morgue. An inquest will be held there
on Wednesday at noon.
AL.AJVIEDA, Nov. 22.— Building Is still
brisk and there are about 40 dwellings
In course of erection throughout the
city. The eastern end of Alameda is
receiving much attention from home
builders and home seekers.
In the vicinity of the old Indian
mound between Central and Santa
Clara avenues a number of residences
are being built. The fact that the Lin
coln avenue line and the Encinal ave
nue line of the Southern Pacific com
pany are to be connected by a loop
around the east end, when the steam
roads are converted. lnto electric lines,
has had much to do with attracting at
tention to that portion of the city.
The next large building that work
is to commence on will be the proposed
structure to be put up by Alameda
lodge of Elks on Santa Clara avenue,
just west of the city hall. The build
ing association of the lodge-expects to
break ground for the structure on the
first day of the new year.
" The :. local . lodge of the Knights of
Pythias has planned for "the construc
tion of a building on - the lot at the
northeast corner of Santa Clara avenue
and Oak street, owned by the organiza
tion. The building will cost about
$8,000 and will be a part of a larger
structure to be put up later on. -
6ACRAXIENTO, Nov. 22.— President
Taylor of the. Boston American league
baseball club came to. terms with Harry
Hooper, the great, right .fielder of the
Sacramento , state league team, 1 this
afternoon, and Hooper will report to
Boston next season. The terms .are
not ..made, public. ..This makes, two :of
the Sacramento team to : go next year,
as Charlie Enwright goes r to Cleve
land. President Taylor said he' hoped
to land a few others* while: out here.
University of California Presi*
dent Made Chief of State
J. D. Phelan, in Retiring Speech,
Urges San Francisco's Past
Be Recorded .
BERKELEY, 'Nov. 22.— Dr. Benjamin
Ide .Wheeler was elected president of
the Pacific coast branch of the Ameri
can historical association for the'com
ing year following the dinner at the
Faculty club on the University of Cali
fornia campus last night, which closed
the fifth annual meeting of the soci
ety. Other officers chosen were: Vice
president, George H. Himes of Port
land; secretary and treasurer, J. N,
Bowman of Berkeley; council, E. D.
Adams, Mrs. Mary Sprague, George E.
Crothers and H. W. Edwards.
In the course of his address to the
members Retiring President James D.
Phelan deplored the fact that no ade
quate history of the city of San Fran
cisco has ever been compiled and asked
that the' society give this matter its
attention at the next annual meeting.
He also gave as his opinion that
the Pacific is destined to be the scene
of much of the world's activity, and.
commerce during the next century, and
declared that the position of tlrfs coun
try on the western coast and In the
orient should be strengthened. "The
Hawaiian islands," he said, "are the
strategio points of the Pacific. If these
islands were properly fortified our
coast would be safe. If the defenses
of the islands were brought to the
highest point of efficiency and. Pearl
harbor fortified, our position would be
Prof. Henry Morse Stephens of the
department of history at the 'Univer
sity of California will leave for the
east Thursday to deliver: the annual
series of historical lectures on the
Henry Ward Beecher foundation at
Amherst college. He will also at
tend the annual meeting of the Amer
ican Historical association at Rich
mond, Va., December 28 to 31. as a del
egate of the Pacific coast branch of
the society, and will have a conspicu
ous place on the program. He will
be absent until after the holidays. \u25a0
Mass Meeting at Methodist
Church Adopts Resolution Up
holding Graft Prosecution
SANTA CLARA. Nov. 22. — At a mass
meeting for men in connection with the
union evangelistic services in the
Methodist church at Santa Clara, Rev.
R. Franklin Hart, at the request of the
Pastors' union, introducted resolutions
concerning the graft prosecution in San
Francisco, which -were adopted enthusi
astically. In putting the resolutions
before the men, Mr. Hart said:
"Every real man admires the quali
ties of manhood. We like to see a
courage that will face difficulty, and
even failure, and will still keep work-
Ing and striving. We like the energy
displayed by a real man and the right
eousness that manhood ought to reveal.
As American; citizens we approve most
heartily the efforts of men to put Ini
quity far from us as a people. ;
"It is for these reasons that we are
so much Interested In the graft prose
cution of San Francisco. We feel that
the courage and the energy and the
righteousness of the men engaged in
cleaning up the great city, and so ush
ering in a new day of civic purity, are
precisely the qualities of citizenship
which this state needs. We applaud
the heroic endeavors of the little band
that has been fighting the battle of
Justice for the people. And we can only
condemn the baseness and the Iniquity
and the total Injustice of the interests
banded together to thwart the prosecu
"We sympathize with Mr. Heney in
the suffering that has come to him
merely because *he fearlessly pursued
what he knew to be his duty. That we
may better voice our appreciation of
the good already done and the hope for
more to come, I submit the. following
preamble and resolutions:
Whereas, the graft prosecution
in San Francisco has uncovered po
litical evils of such enormity that
they' will; destroy free government
if suffered to remain; and
- Whereas. corrupt politicians,
vicious businessmen and a lying
presjs have banded together for the
purpose of disgracing American
Whereas, the higher courts have .
submitted- legal . technicality for
common sense and justice; and
Whereas, the attempted murder
of Attorney Francis J. Heney has
but recently revealed the natural I
consequence of sheltered lawless
ness; therefore be It resolved
First, that as American citizens
who love Justice and righteousness
we heartily commend the energy,
the fearless courage, the patriotic
devotion, the righteousness and the ;
justice of the graft prosecution. :
Second, that as American citizens
who hate injustice and iniquity we
as heartily condemn the unholy al
liance of corrupt politicians, vicious
• businessmen and the lying press;
and to the ends of civic righteous
ness we earnestly request every
man to do his part In keeping out
of office or power every known cor
ruptionist; to transact business
only with the honorable;' to refrain
from purchasing the San Francisco '
Examiner. Chronicle, Globe and
Oakland Tribune or any paper of
like low Ideals, so long as they
shall continue their enmity toward ;
Justice to the commonwealth.
Third, that as American; citizens
who hate injustice and Jniquitv-we
deplore the Injustice to' the -people
wrought by the higher courts in -
their ready? hearkening to mere
technicality, and we pledge support
to legislatures and courts that will
- strive to bring such changes in our
jurisprudence as will result in more
equal justice.'.- -. • ' . .
• *\u25a0 Fourth, that as American citizens
who love righteousness and justice
we commend the -attorneys- who
heard" the *call of -public duty and
volunteered "to .take up the 'tasks
which Mr.Heney was forced for a
time; to put aside. \. And we ur«re
upon all members of Lthe Bar asso
ciation the right and justice of
maintaining their oaths as attor
neys In like spirit:
BERKELEY, Nov. - 22.^rChief Voll
mer of the local; police has: been -asked
to aid In the search. for Don Glidden
2318 Ward street, Stockton, the 16 year
old eon of a prominent. Stockton; phvsl
cian. ; The boy was a. student at Uhe
state Institute fori the fleaf,- dumb sand
blind in this city. and. has been missing
for two days. .It is thought > that he
ran away with; another; student, whose
home is in Carson' City.
vThcre are more blind' people among
the Spaniards, than 'among any other
European racei
TOTAL Of $22,000
Such Is Estimate Based on Re»
turns of $ 1 8,690 Already
Counted in Oakland
Fully 1,000 Women Joined in
Campaign for the Cause
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of Charity
OAKLAND, Nov. 22. — Tag day re
ceipts give promise of reaching a grand
total of $22,000, according to additional
returns which were made today by Gen
eral Miss Emma Mahony. Besides the
$18,690 counted last night, Miss Ma
hony was advised of $700 to the fund's
credit In the Seaboard bank and about
$900 more was sent in or reported by
telephone. This $1,600 does not in
clude collections from a number of
parochial schools, and many public
school children who will not make their
returns until Monday.
: Further, not a few individual gifts
are- still expected from philanthropic
citizens who have been delayed in their
contributions. j
Not less than 1,000 women were or
ganized in 12 days to handle tag day
for Oakland.T This army was under
perfect discipline, each member per
forming valiant service in the cause.
Goodwill and unselfish effort was the
Oakland's record as compared with
sisier cities of the state will stand as
a remarkable contribution in the an
nals of philanthropic endeavor. Those
who will benefit by the open handed
generosity of the people will be primar
ily the wards of the Associated Free
Kindergartens, receiving 50 per cent of
the net returns; the Ladies Relief society
which conducts an old people's home
and orphanage at Alden and the Provi
dence hospital. Each of them receives
25 per cent of the funds.
"We are very happy today," said
Miss Emma Mahony. The success of
tag day was, so complete that we have
been overwhelmed. The splendid work
of the women and the enthusiastic
children has reaped a magnificent fund
for the worthy institutions interested.
Our grateful thanks go out' to the
people of Oakland, not forgetting those
in Alameda and Berkeley who helped.
Everything was delightfully harmoni
ous, and not a discordant note was
sounded throughout the whole time."
Rev. Walter Tanner of Oakland
Says People Should Back
Up Heney's Successors
OAKLAND, Nov. 22.— "1t In up to you
and to me -to back up Hiram Jobnaon
and. hl» associate* In the absence of
Mr...Hene>-. by our c<mml will, and till*
can.be done In no better way than by
supporting only thoae nevrttpaperK and
busiaenae* ivblch unquestionably atand
squarely In favor of the Kraft prosecu
tion. We should, not , support those
newspapers or Interests which openly
or secretly favor Ktteflsm. " Resolution*
denunciatory of the prograft organ*
should be carried out to practical ef
Such was Rev. Walter E. Tanner's
counsel to his congregation at Mel
rose Baptist church today. He spoke
on- his visit to the courtroom where
Ruef's trial was in progress. The pas
tor said that he was strongly impressed
by the attitude of Henry Ach, Ruef's
attorney, and that of -Hiram Johnson,
as depicting in his mind the contest
between corruption and morality.
Mr. Tanner urged that on one side
of this trial was the representative of
Ruefism and', the corrupt, muzzled and
intimidated press of California. On
the other side was Johnson,. temporary
successor of Heney. standing firm,
courageous and fearless, giving to the
city of his time, his talents, without
price, for law and order, truth, jus
tice and good citizenship.
Many Are Present at Ceremony
Conducted in New Edifice
at San Anselmo
SAN ANSELMO, 1 Noy. 22. — St. An
selm, the new Catholic church at San
Ans,elmo, was dedicated this morning
by Archbishop P. Rlordan of San Fran
cisco. Hundreds witnessed the cere
After the ceremony solemn high mass
was celebrated. Rev. Thomas Phillips
was celebrant, and he was assisted by
Rev. Joseph Byrne or Napa as deacon,
Rev. Francis Garvey as subdeacon and
Rev. Father John T. Egan as master
of ceremonies. The responses . were
sung by , a large choir. -After mass
Archbishop Rlordan congratulated the
parishioners for their generosity in
giving the funds to erect the church.
The sermon was preached by Rev. John
W. Sullivan. , ;
After the services the parishioners
tendered a banquet to the archbishop
and the visiting, priests. Many felici
tations were, offered to Father Egan,
the pastor of the newly dedicated
church, for his work in behalf of his
parish and his incessant labors to de
fray the cost of erecting the St. Anselm
church. . . : . i -...;. ;
As advertised,,- the Pantages man
agement- produced Ferra, the "iron
man." yesterday afternoon, and he was,
in the sight of thousands* of specta
tors, run,' over by a big automobile car
rying passengers. The act provided. by
Ferra is thrilling, and makes .an at
tractive headline feature-to the other,
excellent numbers ;on -the Vantages
bill ; this week. The Van brothers were
given "a* hearty • welcome \u25a0 yesterday ;, in
tl^is-.thelr home city, ; and were heard
in a clever musical comedy turn. The
bill from 'beginning to end * was pro
nounced excellent.,. / '-
BERKELEY, 1 ' Nov. 22.— Mmf. Marga
Biengke, s accompanied by Fre^Maurer,
rendered the following program at the
usual half hour of ; music in the Greek
theater;this afternoon: , ' J" * V
Ingeborn : (German) ... ...../.! .' i.Eulenburj?
Ira Herbst. ...'.. .. :.Frauz
Chanson '«le,iStal" ( Frencb ):;..'.;.. \i .'...Dubola
Der Wanderer .< German): \u0084. .Schubert
Spielmannsllrd iGerraaD) .... ••••' \u25a0 • •>• \u25a0• • Hiklath
A I»r*am (EnjtUsh) -iL :-.':.\u25a0. ........Ellen Wright
La Zlnjrarn (Italian) : .;.. ..;. ..Doulzcttl
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22.— Captain 'Pruett. president of ;tbe • American
association of masters. lua ten. and pilot*. Is hi
the *^ city i: to confer :, wltb : th* i members ". of - the
local . harbor. • He, will co. from here to Tort^
land. {.and thence to /Astoria and Sin Tranclsco.
The first independent school for wood
workers .was established "In Germany,
about the yeartlßs9..- '
of Uganda. ' Africa, :Ase
-American .-oil for anointing: -their,
bodies, : ; '^ \u25a0\u25a0- \u25a0•\u25a0='\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0'.' *•'\u25a0,:\u25a0 '' '-
The Reptile Newspapers
Nations' Observers Unite in Placing Blame
on Corrupt Press for Heney Shooting.
FROM all America myriads of editors and public observers 'have united
in pointing the finger of guilt at the corrupt and boughten press of
California for inciting Morris Haas to attempt the assassination of
Francis J. Heney. Some of these stinging comments on the reptile
newspapers follow:
Unscrupulous Hearst Journalism*
Portland Telegram
Knowing .what it deserves and
fearing an outraged public senti
ment, the San Francisco Examiner
I barricades its offices from attack.
Upon the next issue following the
. shooting of Mr.- Heney the. Exam
iner abandons its policy of graft
apology, and instead. of abusing the
. eminent prosecutor and denouncing
all that he has undertaken, . pro
fesses to be hotfoot for the" punish
ment of his assailant and for .the
immediate clapping in the peni
tentiary of all. the rascals he has
proceded against..
« There has been, continued an
abundant proof of the thoroughly
unscrupulous character of Hearst,
journalism; but none, more com
pletely convincing than 'this latest
episode. The Examiner might as
easily have_ been made a- great
power for good as for evil; but it
falls because of the lack- of moral
perspective on the part of its chief.
; It is willing to make any. sort of a
coalition with political and indus
trial highbinders which will serve
to satisfy its revengeful spleen.
Because the district attorney's
office at San Francisco could not be
used to further the Hearst ends
and aims, that office and all that it
has endeavored to do for the puri
fying and -betterment of that city
must needs meet with thebltterest
Hearst opposition.' Not a manly and
dignified ppposition. either; but
\u25a0 vituperative, mean, . malignant, an
opposition calculated to bring joy
: and comfort» to the heart of every
low browed rascal in the city, to t
say nothing of the applause it won
from venality clothed in broad
cloth, and from scoundrelism In
uppertendom that' has mad© the
city a pawn in corrupt dealing. It
is a sort of journalism which '
naturally breeds the cowardice it
has manifested. It deserves the
unqualified condemnation of every
respectable newspaper in the coun
Only People Can Apply Remedy
I.os Angelea Express
"Resolved, that we demand the
truth from the public press."
This resolution, adopted by the
citizens of San Francisco, in mass
meeting assembled, j is a protest
against the unscrupulous newspa
pers of the state that for coin have
been doing everything in their
power to pervert public opinion and
turn sentiment against the prose
cution of San Francisco's boodlers. '
The duty of the newspapers tell
ing the truth is in need of em
phasis. The'relgn of wanton mis
representation and abuse that has
existed ever since [ Heney turned
the searchlight upon the wealthy
malefactors should be stopped.
But resolutions will not avail.
' Not until the people cease patron
izing those ' newspapers that they
know are operating contrary to the
public's interest will the plea for
the truth be effective.
"Boughten Press Cowards"
Stockton Record
The public ought to keep an eye
on the Chronicle. Two eyes ought
to be kept on the Examiner. And
the smaller fry papers throughout
the state that have endeavored to
create sentiment against the prose
' cution of the grafters in San Fran
cisco ought -also' to be watched.
Like the cat, they will come back.
And they will soon be spitting at
the prosecution again and doing all
in their power to obstruct the ad
ministration of justice.
When Heney was shot down. in'
cold blood and the people were
stirred to mighty anger, these
craven papers cringed and crooked
their spineless backbones to laud
the prosecution. In a day they re
versed their policy of months.
They did this through fear — rank
cowardice! There was ;no change
of heart, no repentance involved.
They were simply cowards as well •
-as liars — that was all. Now that
they have been frightened into giv
< ing the lie to their previous vil
lainous tactics, the public should
watch them.. - i
The Guilty Ones
Oxnarri Review
"Who was responsible for the at
tempted., murder of Francis J.
' Heney? \u25a0 * : •>.'
These: , ;
The great "business interests" of
the metropolis which wanted crime
condoned that dollars might flow
into their coffers freely.
,The bribe giving United Rail-"
roads, through P.at Calhoun.
The Sunset and Home telephone
companies, which tempted the su
pervisors with their hell tinted
gold. : . .
And other lesser corporations
seeking special privileges, and-
The corrupt, purchasable press
of the state, the more notable be
'The' San Francisco '• Chronicle,
which',.for years, has -been irecog
nlzed as the. mouthpiece of every
Influence in. the state, its
.owner, Mike de. Young, being deaf
;to every appeal except that of gold,
and \u25a0 - • » • \u25a0 '\u25a0' .
The Los Angeles Times, the cor
poration organ of the, south, the
owner of whiqh, "H. Getdough"
Otis,", sends thousands *of copies
of his scurrilous . sheet into San
Francisco containing the most
damnable lies against Heney and
the graft- prosecution — falsehoods
'too vile even for the Chronicle to
publish., and -. . -
All the penny a liners with out
stretched palms .for: stolen money.
These agencies were and are the
• real criminals.
Hamilton Writings Nauseating
Sacramento Bee
Worse than a dose of: ipecac on a
« tender stomach are the present ful
, some articles by Edward H. i Ham
ilton and other; Examiner writers
upon '.'the great, prosecutor," Fran
. Cis J. Heney. ..\u25a0.-•>
.No wonder they nauseate when It
is remembered that these articles
are penned by men who, to earn
:their salaries, from Hearst, have
distorted .facts, % colored, events,
the truth, magnified lies
.and devoted their, talents >In every
possible way to endeavor to render
it extremelydifflcult. If not impos
sible,, to convict any grafter in San
. Francisco. .
Fear Behind Hearst Flop
,:.: Spokane Spofcemnaii Review
A remarkable 'change of senti
ment-appeared in .the.editorlals'of
- -the c . San Francisco: Examiner. Mr.
Hearst's paper, the morning after
• • the attempted ; assassination.- of A«
. sistant District Attorney Francis J.
Heney.;, The 'paper has of late been
. hostile ' to 'Langdon, Tleney . and
. Spreckels, the leaders -In the graft
crusade. ;But'thetune* of its utter
ances? has, suddenly changed.ij: ; tgz\&
; ' Open was : hardly advis
able'on /account 'of public feeling,
,;-" which -even? Mr. Hearst Is bound at
\u25a0/ times Uo.respect. So theJ'Examiner
pureued;a nagging t policy; making
\h use> of discouragement \u25a0• over i- the
legal delays to disparage'the ability
- of theproseoiittng attorneys and to
; cast;; doubt 'upon .their. ; chance ''of
evervsecuring. a-, conviction.
-The'rradical; change to : a call> for
the -energetic continuance, of: the
•prosecutions is believed to have
, ,be£n accaalQnedbyjfear.-as the dis
patches announce that the Exam
iner's editorial and press rooms
were placed under a guard of
armed men immediately after the
news of the crime was* received.
\u25a0 Before the shooting of Heney oc
curred Colliers Weekly charged
Mr. Hearst with subservience to
the Southern Pacific interests, af
firming that these interests are
making the fight to save Ruef. San
Francisco has been particularly at
the mercy of railroad power be
cause It has always been a single
track town. An explanation from
Mr. Hearst would be interesting.
Cause' of the Anarchy
"Vreka Journal
Acid what has brought about the
state of anarchy that exists today
in San Francisco? Is it not the di
rect result of the campaign against
decency and law enforcement con
ducted by the Examiner, th* Chron
icle, the Globe, the Oakland Tribune
and the Sacramento Union? \V«
think it is. For months these
"kept"- papers have been sowing
seeds of anarchy in the minds of
their readers, and some of it must
needs have fallen on fallow ground.
With a persistency that would be
most commendable were it exer
cised in a cause of righteousness,
these papers have used whatever
influence they have to discredit
the graft prosecution, to be
little Heney and every one con
nected with him. Is it any wonder
that Ruef and the "higher ups"
have little difficulty in finding men
who will dynamite a house or shoot
down a man in court when they
can promise him unlimited capital
for defense, backed by five of th«
largest newspapers in the state to
keep the people misinformed and
to< prejudice the public mind so as
to make it difficult to secure a fair
minded, unbiased Jury?
It was Hearst's school of journal
ism in which Czolgosz, the assas
sin of McKinley, was taught to re
bel against law. It was in the same
school that Morris Haas learned
to sneer at law and order and rebel
against our criminal procedure, and
finally nerved his hand to fire the
deadly bullet into the fearless
prosecutor of wrong doers, Francis
J. Heney.
Are we to condemn the tools
Blake and Haas, and ansolvc the
knaves that inspired and hired
them? Or shall we put them all
on the same degraded level — Ruef,
Schralta, Hearst. De Young, Clau
dianes and Haas? As a community, -
Slskiyou county has a part to play
in thir connection. They can. at
least, curtail the harmful influence
of the venal press by refusing
longer to subscribe for the papers
known to be in sympathy with the
grafters. Do they not owe it to
the rising generation to thus ward
off the baleful influence of a cor
, rupt press?
"Beany's Mush"
i::-;* Kruno Republican
One of the Examiner's favorite
jokes was on "Beany's mush"— in
other words, Heney's ugly face.
Heney's fac« was not ugly. except
as the cartoonist depicted it so. but
It will ugly he now, with a great
hole torn in the side. And no Exam
iner will dare make a joke of that
ugliness now.
Bullet Aimed at Decency
Porterville Recorder
Heney was the object of the bul
let, but it was meant for a blow at
. decency, and it is probable that
Haas and the men who are back of
him hoped that with Heney's death
the prosecution would cease.
Heney stepped into the prosecu
tion, a man with a purpose, with an
indomitable determination to wipe
out the gang that followed Ruef.
and to send Ruef behind the bars
where he could do no harm. As is
usual with the man who is trying to
do something for society, he found
few to assist him. He was threat
ened and through the medium of
newspapers that rank .in their
world as Ruef docs among men his
character was assailed and every
method adopted to drive him from
his task.
' . Without Ruef there would have
been no dynamiting-, shooting and
thugism in San Francisco. Without
.Heney the prosecution, of Ruef
would have ended long a;o.
"Shun Syndicated Scoundrel"
Sacramento Bee
Better than all the piccolo shrieks
of society over the shooting
of Francis J. Heney would be an
honest determination in social cir
cles hereafter to shun the big thief,
the syndicated scoundrel, even more
than the poor wretch driven to
crime by environment; would be a
commendable purpose never again
to degrade womanhood by ostraciz
ing good and noble women whose
only crime has been that they are
wived with men who are doing a
grand and noble public duty In try
ing to put some of the biggest pub
lic scoundrels behind the bars.
Better than the present strenuous
indignation of the honest press of
California, with the accompanying
frightened Silence of the shameless
kept sisters of journalism would be
3 a calm but invincible and Gibraltic
public sentiment that would refuse
to allow strumpet newspapers in
the home. \u25a0 •
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Recently Elected Board Holds
Informal Sessions to Expedite
Preparation of Instrument
Disposition of Liquor Question
Awakens Speculation and
Sentiment Divided
BERKELEY. Nov. 22. — In order to
facilitate the preparation of the new
charter and Insure its submission to
the people at the earliest possible date,
the board of freeholders elected yes
terday will meet in informal session
in the town hall tomorrow evening to
discuss the salient points of the new
instrument and formulate plans for th»
work of the coming two weeks.
Until an official canvass of yester
day's election results Is made by tha
trustees, no official action may be taken
by the new board, but. anticipating
their election, the members have been
holding meetings for the last month,
and have matters so well in hand that
they expect to complete their worr»
within 14 days.
According to the requirements of th»
law. the charter will have- to bo adver
tised for 20 days, at the end of which,
time the town trustees, if they see fit.
may call an election immediately. They
are compelled to call one within JO
According to a statement by Prof.
Willla;! Carey Jones, a member of the
board, the new instrument will be al
most a duplicate of the charter drawn
up by the same board some month*
ago. which was rendered useless by
certain technicalities found In • tha
wording of several clauses.
What disposition the freeholders will
make of the liquor question is a prob
lem that is affording the subject for
unlimited discussion. The question is &
pertinent one, as the sentiment in vari
ous sections of the city upon this topic*
Is diverse. In the first instrument pre
pared by the board, subsequent to its
previous election, an alternative liquor
clause was submitted as a means of a
possible solution to a perplexing prob
lem, and it is probable that the board
will again revert to thi* plan.
Hides in Attic of Residence ami
Robs the Occupants When
They Are Asleep
OAKLAND, Nov. 22. — Pearl Richards,
a negro, arrested by Detectives ilcSor
ley and Holland yesterday with a quan
tity of plunder in his possession, has
confessed that he robbed the home of
Milton Smith, at 1773 Chase street,
early yesterday morning.
Soon after Richards broke into tha
house, at 2 o'clock, he dfscovered that
the occupants were awake, and he im
mediately crept up into the attic and
hid himself away. Smith thought ha
heard a suspicious sound, and. arming 1
himself with a gun. made a search of
the house. But he failed to discover
. Richards.
As soon as Smith was asleep Rich
ards went into the former's apartment
and stole a watch and chain from be
neath his pillow without disturbing
him. Then he looted the wardrob* of
Smith's daughter in an adjoin
ing room, taking thr«9 dresses, a
coat, a lynx neck fur and muff and
a purse containing 1 $4. H« also stol« a,
suit of clothes and a Knights of Pyth
lts charm from Smith. Richards had
all the booty in his possession when ha
was captured by the detectives.
Gurdon S. Langan, Prominent
in Local Affairs. Succumbs
After Brief Illness
OAKLAND, Nov. 22. — Gurdon S. Laa
gan, a prominent attorney of Hayward
and well known in republican politics;
died this afternoon at his horns at
Hayward after a short illness. He was
stricken Friday and did not rally.
Langan had been for many years
actively Identified with local affairs at
Hayward. He leaves a wife. Mrs.
Lydia A. Langan. two children, Selah
and Anna M. Langan. and a brother. G.
W. Langan of the law firm of Langan
& Mendenhall of this cWy.
He was a native -of XVellsboro. Pa..
55 years old. The funeral arrange
ments will be made tomorrow.
OAKLAND, Nov. 22.— Wblle walkln*
along the Southern' Pacific tracks just
east of Melrose station at 3:30 o'clock
this morning. John "Wright, a carpen
ter living at 1768 Thirteenth avenue,
was run over by a box car which was
being switched through the yards, and.
suffered Injuries which may necessitate
the amputation of both feet. The in
jured man was removed to the East Bay
sanitarium, where the surgeons an
nounced that every effort would b«
made to avoid the necessity of ampu
tation. . ..

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