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The Call's News Index
Hereafter Will Be Found .
On the Editorial Page
VOLUME CVII.— NO. 72.
EXPLOSION AT
BURKE'S UNDER
INVESTIGATION
District Attorney of Sonoma Be=
lieves Murder Was Attempt"
ed at Sanatorium
Determined to Establish the
Identity of the Perpetrator
of the Outrage
County Authorities Are Already
in Possession of Valuable
Tnformation
[Special Dispalch to The Call]
SANTA ROSA, Feb. S. — Convinced that
ft murder was attempted Saturday night
at Dr. Willard P. Burke'p health resort
when a teat house occupied by Mrs.
Luella Smith and her infant non was
Mown up witii dynamite. District At
torney Clarence F. Lea returned to
night from an investigation at the san
atorium and redoubled his efforts to
peoure evidence that will establish the
Identity of the perpertrator of the out
rage. It was announced tonight that
the authorities were in possession of
valuable information which would
probably result in Wearing, up the mys
t'-ry surrounding the explosion, and
that the matter would be presented to
the grand jury.
Prominent Man in Case
Important facts connected with the
actual tiring of the dynamite, which
\vork<-i1 havoc in the tent, and the tes
timony of persons who have been ac
quainted with Mrs. Smith for several
> oars, tnjretli^r with, a direct charge
that a prominent Sonoma citizen was
the father of the infant who narrowly
escaped death, were some of the im
portant r^pults of the day's investiga
tion. Everything tendtd to discredit
the theory of attempted suicid^ and
tonight the authorities have definitely
discarded that solution of the mystery-
It was tonight by District
Attorney l^ea that an investigation of
every feature of^the incident was in
rrogrcKE snd that Important develop
ments (o-jI-1 be expected within the
npxt two <ifiy<;.
Keeps Evidence Secret
The sudden discarding of the sui
cide theory which was advanced Sun
day to account for the explosion, it be
earn*» known today, was due largely to
information supplied the district at
torney by D. Warren Dillard. who had
maintained confidential relations with
Doctor Burk<_* during a period of 15
years, and Monday resigned a lucra
tive position as cashier and book
keeper at tho sanatorium. The im
portance of the information given the
authorities by Dillard is accentuated
by the fact that at present District
Attorney Lea refuses to make it public.
MEXICAN RAILROAD
STRIKE IS AVERTED
Engineers and Conductors Agree
on Terms With Man=
agement
MEXICO CITY. Feb. ». — There will
not be a walkout of American on
tnneers and conductors in tlie employ
of the National railways of Mexico.
Tlie employes and the management to
day agreed upon terms of settlement
of their differences. The agreement
was signed at 2:30 o'clock this after
noon in the office of K. N. Brown, presi
dent of the railroad. Brown signed
ihe document as tlie representative of
the railroad, and the chairman of tlie
committee of engineers and conductors
fdgned for the men.
The conductors and engineers arc en
tirely satisfied with the peace terms,
which include assurance?: that the pol
icy of the railroad as recently outlined
will be tarried out.
E. N. Brown issued the following
statement this afternoon:
"A satisfactory adjustment has been
readied between the company and the
c-ommiUee of engineers and conduc
tors, the settlement being in line with
the policy set forth in the resolution
«>f the board of directors, which was
published'some time ago. The settle
ment is considered mutually satisfac
tory."
Theodore Curtis of the order of rail
road conductors of America, and Vice
<;rand Chief Corrigan of the brother
hood of locomotive engineers, author
ized the following:
"A satisfactory settlement of the dif
ferences between the conductors and
engineers and the, management of the
National Hallways of Mexico was ef
feYted at a meeting with President
Brown today, and the agreement was
fcignej this afternoon. The committee
representing the engineers and vonduc
lors has received satisfactory assurance
Uiat the policy of the board of direc
tors will be carried out by the subordi
nate o.ficials." "r
Railwaymen Vote to Strike
CHICAGO. Feb. 9. — By a reported
vote of S.OO? t0 .91, switchmen members
of the brotherhood of railway train
men of 18 Chicago railroads decided in
favor of a strike. The vote was an
nounced today.
iIRE CAUSES HEAVY LOSS— Mcxi.-o Citr. I>|,.
U. — Ffr<« today in llw yarrts <<f Hie «-i-nrral
branch "t <li» Nali"nal . rsiUwHyti of JJnxlcti
dt-htroyed itrvperty valued ut f ISO.UW gvid.
The San Francisco Call.
SOCIETY DIVORCEE
IN MINER'S CABIN
WITH HER HUSBAND
Mrs. Henry Spies Kip Lit
tle Goes From Reno-
Court to Rugged Life
[Special Dispalch to The Call]
QUINCT, Cal., Feb. 9.— Mrs.
Henry Spies Kip Little, New York
society leader and one time prom
ising operatic prima donna, is
now a resident of Plumas county,
keeping house for her latest hus
band. J. McC. LSttle, superinten
dent of the Eureka mine.
They settled in the superinten
dent's cabin at the mine soon
after the wedding ceremony at
Reno, which followed quickly
after the decree that separated
her from her former husband had
been granted. Little was a
childhood friend, whom she met
on coming west to secure a di
vorce.
If Mrs. Little would entertain
now she must banish all thought
of society as she has been accus
tomed to see it. In this country
there are no near neighbors ex
cept the miners and their wives,
and they are plain folk. For
months the little cabin is. almost
huried in snow and is shut off
fror: the rest of the world. Fresh
"grub" is seldom had during the
winter, and it is of the plainest.
DIVORCED NAVY OFFICER
TAKES SECOND WIFE
Lieutenant Abele, Whose Suit
Was Sensation, Marries.
[Special Dispttch to The Call]
BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 9.— Lieutenant
Clarence Arthur Abele. U. S. N., who
obtained a divorce from his first wife
last June, is married again. His bride
was Miss Ruth Sanford, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Geoi^e 11. Sanford of
Bridgeport, Conn., where the ceremony
was secretly performed. The first pub
lic knowledge of the event was when
the statement was filed at Quincy,
Mass., city hall.
His first wife was Miss Elsie Man
ney, daughter of Rear Admiral Man
ney. He secured a divorce in Dedham
on the ground of confirmed habits of
intoxication and cigarette smoking*;
Lieutenant Abele is well known on
the Pacific station. He and his first
wife separated in San Diego, after liv
ing some- time in San Francisco and
other places. Some of the events he
narrated in his suit for divorce took
place in San Diego and San Francisco.
MRS. SAGE STREWS GOLD
ALONG HER WAY WEST
Gives About $150,000 to Charity
in Three Days
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
* GALVESTON, Tex., Feb. 9.— ln a
tnree days" journey through Texas Mrs.
Russell ' Sage, who says she is on her
way to California to enjoy a much
needed rest, made contributions to
charity amounting to something like
$150,000-
The little town of Uvalde got $20,000
for an orphan asylum; $25,000 for a
hospital fund at El Paso; Brackettville
sanatorium, $15,000. A school fund at
Pecos received $15,000, a 1a 1 sanatorium at
Boerne $10,000 and a half dozen hospi
tals and asylums over the state got
from $1,000 to $3,000 each.
Accompanying Mrs.- Sage is her
nephew. Major Slocum, and Mrs. Slo
cum. The party js traveling in a pri
vate car.
WHEN DENIED MONEY
KILLS MAN AND WIFE
Murderer Taken in Cleveland
Confesses 1 Brutal Crime
CLEVELAND, 0., Feb. 3.— John
Janowski and his bride, found mur
dered in their beds today, died in sat
isfaction of a debt of 560. This is the
story, the police say, told them by
George Boseardo, 29 years of age, ar
rested for their murder.
Boscardo said he had lent the money
to Mrs. Janowski to secure her love,
but had found himself unable to realize
on the investment. Sunday night he
demanded the money and, failing to
get it. killed the woman with a section
of gaspipe. Janowski succumbed only
after a struggle.
For three days the bodies lay in the
house, while Boscardo continued his
work at a foundry. .
NEW CABINET ASSUMES
GOVERNMENT. OF SPAIN
Former Premier Is Accused of
Imperiling Monarchy
MADRID, Feb. a.— lnternal liberal
dissensions culminated : today in \u25a0 the
resignation of the Spanish cabinet, of
which Moret y Prendergrast was pre
mier. The king at once charged Jose
Cantalejas y Mendos, a democrat and
leader of the extreme liberal left, to
form a new ministry. ,
This he. lias done, the ministry being
constituted as follows: . ,
PREMIER — Joso CmtaleJM y Mendos,
FOREIGN MINISTER— Garcia Prietro.
INTERIOR — Senor Sagas ta. ~
WAB— General Aznar.
MARINE— Aria* Mirande. •
FINANCE Senor Bobian.
JUSTICE— Ruiz Valarino.
PUBLIC WORKS— Senor Calbeton.
PUBLIC INSTRUCTION— Senor Romanones.
The dissension was the outgrowth of
the premier's intended- appointment of
a minister of the Interior and the con
tention of. the right wing; of; the lib
erals that Senor Moret's catering;', for
tlie support of the • republicans tended
to imperil the monarchy. '
SAN FE^NGISGO; THURSDAY^ FEBRUARY (10, 1910.
PRIEST'S WORDS
AS A WITNESS
HURT CONBOY
Clergyman Testifies in Murder
Trial to Drunken Condition
of Former Police Captain
Defendant and His Daughter
Much Agitated by Evidence
01 Father Byrne
Summary of Testimony
at Conboy Trial Yesterday
The defendant, Conboy, Meemetl
to he intoxicated.— F ATH Elt
JOHX BVRXE.
Conbo.v was very Intoxicated.
JOHX D. O'BHIE.V
''"Kan Mtepped back and turned
when Conboy nliot him. — EOWIX
HOG UK."
Conhoy him« on to a print
and waved h in revolver around,
threatening the crowd J<)H\ A.
UI.IUCH.
My brother'M oont was not
ripped when I had it in my pon
*ei*Kfon after the shooting— MlSS
MAHGAIIET LAOAX.
Conboy did not have the re
volver in hi* hand; I took it
from hi* hip pocket. — POMCE
MA.V I.OUIS 11. 2VVE.
Conhoy seemed to be intoxi
cated. He (teemed to have lo.it
control of himself mentally and
physically ALBERT ROCHE.
Testimony coming- from the lips of a
priest of his own church yesterday ef
fectually broke the composure and
seeming: indifference of' Michael Joseph
Conboy, former captain of police now
being tried on the charge of murdering
Bernard Lagan. The testimony was
that given by Father John Byrne, who
was -called to the central "emergency
hospital shortly after Lagan was shot.
He testified to the identification of
Conboy by Lagan and declared that the
police captain- at the time was in an
intoxicated condition. This _was the
last : of the Evidence offered by the
state, and when Father Byrne ceased
and rose from his seat Conboy dropped
his gray head into his hands.
Daughter Grief Stricken
At this stage, also, his daughter,
Miss Nina Conboy, who hitherto has
heard the testimony without betray
ing any* emotion, lost absolute control
of herself. Her eyes filled with tears.
She tried to hide her grief from the
crowded courtroom by raising a news
paper to her face, but the sad endeavor
was without avail. A moment later
court had adjourned and the father
and daughter were together, her hand
touching his coat sleeve.
'"Daddy," she said, brokenly.
"That's all right," said Conboy with
assumed gruffness. Then, looked around
into: the faces of those about, him as
if apologizing for the episode. "\u25a0
"It's an unhappy position," he said;
"an unhappy position." His daughter
recovered herself by degrees and
moved away, and Conboy followed in
her wake, shaking his head and mur
muring t*o himself. '
Testimony of Priest
The state rested Its case with Father
Byrne. His testimony was in line with
that of those who preceded him. Wit
ness after witness told the same tale,
all to the effect that Conboy had been
intoxicated, that he had shot Lagan
and had heen identified by the latter.
The -courtroom was fairly ' jammed
with spectators with the opening of the
case yesterday. Attorney -Hiram W.
Johnson, who was \u25a0 retained as special
prosecutor, was not present, , having
withdrawn from the case the night be
fore. In explanation of his action he
made the following statement:.
"I was employed -in -the Conboy case
by the brother and sister of Bernard
Lagan. They could ill afford to pay
me my compensation. I found that
I Vould not give them fair equivalent
in service for my fee: therefore, -I sent
for them last evening and returned to
them the money they had paid nic and
quit the case."
Contradictory Evidence
Johnson's place, was taken by District
Attorney Charles' M. Flekert, but the
case continued to be conducted by his
assistant, -Maxwell -McNutt. With the
exception' of the ; testimony given by
Policeman Louis H.- Xye, the witnesses
corroborated one another^ .. strongly.
Nye's testimony was contradictory to
the whole. Several" witnesses had testl
fiedthat Conboy, after shooting Lagan,
had waved his revolver around on the
crowd, threatening to shoot the first
man that attempted to molest him andi
that', the policeman who captured *.*hiin
took the revolver from his hand. Nye
testified that he took the revolver from
Conboy's hip pocket. , . •
This was a* point on which the attor
neys for the defense evidently intend
to base their case. »
John A. Ulrioh, a merchant, living at
2090 Pine street, v.'lio was ; attracted • to
the. spot by the.-, shooting, said that'as
the \u25a0 crowd gathered; Conboy waved' his
revolver end :
\u25a0 "You say 'he waved his' revolver?"
said Attorney | Dunne in cross cxamlna^
tion. •\u25a0"•". . ."."; . •\u25a0'•>..
;';He did," said Ulrich.^j:'.. -.*-'".• :
/'lsn't It true," said/Dunne, suddenly,
( . Continued '\u25a0\u25a0 on . I'ngc •'• 2, Column - 5
GAS COMPANY ARITHMETIC
WINE AND GRAPE
MEN TO COMBINE
Plan to Protect fiticultural In
terests and Combat Pro*
hibition
There is a state wide movement to
bring .into harmony tKe. grape growers
and the wine makers for the double
purpose of protecting the 'viticultural
industry and combating the rising tide
of prohibition. The sentiment will be
crystallized at a meeting arranged for
tomorrow, in which the biggest vine
yardists and manufacturers will par
ticipate. .
The grape growers have been or
ganized for some time for fhis purpose,
but it was only recently that the wine
men joined them. Under the name of
the allied wine industries of California
they have banded ' together for their
common interest.
The Asti colony has taken an active
part in; the campaign. Growers from
nearly every section of the state have
expressed a willingness to "assist tlie
movement: The cry for {prohibition
will be met with a counter-appeal for
temperance. \u25a0 r . . '
One of the recent developments that
prompted immediate action was ~ the
activity of :the prohibitionists in the
HawaiianMslandP. This had its origin
mi the discovery of an illegal^ trade in
bogus whiskies. '; „
The "grape growers -have 'recently
authorized-! a -protest I to.; .congress
against'; the measure restricting- the
sale of liquor in* the islands. Tele
grams were : sent to the /members '- of
congress stating that this -would prove
a great''ihjury; to ' the vitlcultural in
dustry vof, California without*^helping
the temperance cause. T-\u25a0\u25a0}T -\u25a0\u25a0} -.
With a; view; to, reducing the cost to
the consumer, " the representatives of
the independent 'grow'ers of the state
have been* in . session^ at ,the. Palace
hotel for the last "two days, and will
probably bring their session 5 to , a close
today. Those-present at this "confer
ence are Herman Blatz and Secondo
Gua st i of -Los •An geles. » JL - F. ; Tarpey,
Andrew Mattel and L. Tl. Rogers -of
Fresno,; W.'C* Brown of Lodlj and;T.
W. Johnston of -Elk Grove. :;,^
"I've just been-in-the grill," said one
of the -wine growers '.yesterday, "and
they want- about as much for a.bottle
6f California wine as we want.forla
barrel. why. we are 'organizing
now with a view to cutting out the mid
dlemen, who are/ S^ in S the . profit in
stead 'of .making it possible -for* the
grower .to serve the consumer at- a
reasonable ; rate. 1 ; ;'.;
INVENTOR ? ENDS LIFE
OF FAILURE
SamuelH-ißutcher Shoots Him
self in NeV York :
NEW YORK. Feb. 9.— Samuel j II.
Bu toiler,' 32 years "old; who lived for
merly'either in San Francisco or Den
ver, Jeft'Ji: rambling J'to : the
pVesVvl'and "then shot himself "through
the head - in , an, uptown , hotel tonight,
dying soon , .*;,
"Butcher was the of; a .ma
chine :. for cutting bulk, butter into
cubes VoV'table consumption. ;\u25a0 •_-;: ?A;.
.i" Fa i 1 ure \ to get •. t his i n yen t ion *on • the
market preyed upon- his- mindr." .
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BARONESS ELOPES
WITH ARMY OFFICER
World Wide Search Instituted
by, Titled Husband Re
- • V veals Scandal
[Special. Cable to The Call]- .
-. LONDON, ; Feb. 9.— i-The ' world wide
searchßaron Arnold de Forest* is mak
ing for his wife has just revealed the
fact that she eloped with • Lieutenant
11. C. S. Ashton of the Second life
guards. - ."' \u25a0.
Pinkerton detectives are striving in
every country to find the couple, giving
much attention to Spain.
' A rumor is current that the baroness
has returned to the home of her mother.
Lady , Gerard. , Another story is that
the elopers hurried to Gibraltar, boarded
a steamer and are now on their" way. to
New York. '"\u25a0* ''....
Ashton is a noted show horseman,
popular in and out of the English army,
set, -but very little is known of his ac
qurintance with the baroness. To those
who have followed , the .career of the
former • Ethel Gerard, '\u25a0 her act is less
amazing.'. :••-'« '
\Jt has been common gossip here that
the baron amk baroness were unhappy
and it was whispered that a separation
had beeii-threate.ned.-~
They were married February 11, 1901.
She is the only daughter, of the second
Baron Gerard and a goddaughter of the
late Lady Rbse.bery.''-' <
ROOSEVELT TO "MEET
TAFT -IN NEW YORK
Republican Clubs .^Arrange for
Reception in, June
WASHINGTON, . Feb: !).— President
Taft was '. today, given-full details of
the plan formulated for' the reception
to former President . Roosevelt on' his
arrival In New York ' some ;time' in
June. "\u25a0- - - -, .- ; r i
2 Colonel Stewart, president 'of the i New
York state league, of clubs
and representatives of r the republican
club' of New. York, told the . president
that the committee' would : undoubtedly
extend a formal. invitation, for 'him' to
he. 1 present at New.York^as the guest
of honor..:';- v.''.j'f^;vv', ;
i In the cablegram received yesterday
Roosevelt stated:that\he'.would be glad
to accept a reception, providing it was
made a simple affair and given 1 on the
day' of his arrival.. Colonel 'Stewart
said the reception was to -; be kept free
of; any,;'suspicion v of politics
and:thcro was nothing-of the "Return
from* Elba'-'.V movement . connected
with it." •*: '«\u25a0\u25a0"• "r' t -':':.' : .' :\ ' V ' \u25a0
WOMAN PHYSICIAN DIES
AFTER NOTABLE CAREER
Dr. Mary E. Greene Won Fame
in Medical Profession
-SEATTLE, ,. Feb. ! S'.-^Dr.' 1 '"- Mary . . E.
Greene, widely . krjownV as ;< a .physician
and lecturer , on the nutritive ;value;:of
foods.sand whose; fight 'for the privilege
of entering the>medic'al«prof ession .won
her . fame- 45; years agoi. died today.^at
her", home in;this i city, aged ; 66 J years..
' Sli c lwas president of -\u25a0 the ; ; American
household; economic .association and
had'chal-ge of diet' kit chens established
by « the" Red - Cross ,' for ;. sick; soldiers .'in
the* south vduring;-, the-Spanish-Ameri
can* war."^.-,: :i \u25a0..," :J J;vr-'J ;vr-' \u25a0-:!\u25a0'%-':'; r",'>.Y%
i-\u25a0;i -\u25a0; She 5 was {the first: woman admitted
membership ? in" '; the . New-Ofork .' medical
associution.Vafter'hard fought, opposi
tion; '.--\u25a0\u25a0. \u25a0.:./ -^i^^S^m^^^^^^^:
;
yESTER&AYfi-Cloud}?; 114 of an inch of
rainT mqrfmum - lemperature, 54; minimum*
FORECAST FOR TODAY— Fair, vith a
'^*fog>iri f the morning; brisk north winds.
MILLIONAIRE BEATS
MEN FOR STEALING
Delinquent Employes Are Taken
Into Room, Thrashed and
Chased From Office
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
} PITTSBURG, Feb. 9. — A. R. Peacock,
who years ago was taken from .a New
York store by Andrew Carnegie and
put in the^ -way of accumulating a for
tune of $15,000,000, has again startled
Pittsburg.
Finding that "some of his employes,
through carelessness or worse, had
squandered about $250,000 of his money,
he locked himself in a room with each
of the delinquents in turn and beat
them to the count of 10 with his fists.
Then he chased them from his offices,
declining to prosecute.
' Some months . ago Peacock, becoming
suspicious that \u25a0 things -were going
wrong, employed detectives to watch
certain of the employes. In their first
report they informed him that two of
his most trusted men had bought wine
by the case for chorus girls in a down
town hotel until far into the morning.
Peacock refused to believe It, because
one of the men mentioned was high in
his work. But the next \u25a0 report was
worse. " Not only were his two em
ployes meeting all comers with wine
at the hotel,- but one of them had
paradedopenly in public places with a
woman who was showing a $400 coat
given her by the Peacock employe.
EDITOR SPEAKS ON
- POLITICS AT STANFORD
eDdares Both Great Parties Are
• Dead
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
STAXFORD UXIVERSITY, Feb. ».—
ChesterH. Rowell, editor of the Fres
no Republican, president of the Lin
coln-Roosevelt league and one of the
most prominent' figures inthe political
situation in California at the present
time, spoke this morning In "assembly
hair on the topic of "The University
Man and Public Service." He said that
both of the great political parties in
this country were dead, that the repub
lican party was busted and that the
democratic donkey was dead on its
feet.- -'•'•',^' ":" V .
The civil engineering society, last
night elected the following new mem
bers: B. J. Garnett, '10: H. R. Rama
dell, '10; A. Taylor, "11; R. M. St. John,
'11: C. E. Bee,;il, and'W. B. MacMillan.
S. Griffith. '13. at ID Lasuen. a cam
pus rooming house, isthe latest addi
tion.to the' list of those suffering with
the measles, this making the eighth
case on the campus. ,\u25a0
The junior opera committee in prepa
ration for the annual opera of the third
year class,. has picked F. W. Mathleu of
San Francisco* to take charge of the
stage-direction of ' the play. Tryouts
for; the choruses, both ; men and wom
en, are to be held Friday afternoon.
, Seven names were added to the roll
offthe German "club at Its regular. meet
ing last;night. , The new members are:
Misses F. B. ;Halg. '11 : J. Sheldon. '11:
A. Westwick.Vii; H. Fliigel. '13; G. E.
La" Grange, ~\\; A'. ; G. Hollensteiner, "11.
and G>; Keystone.' 'l 2. s
• .\u25a0--.\u25a0 \u25a0,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
REMEMBERS
REPAIRING
TIME PIECES
Eureka Jeweler Recognizes
Numbers in Murdered
Girl's Watch
t [
Important Development May
Result in Solution. of
the Mystery
San Francisco Detective Prose*
cutes Search to Establish
Woman's Identity

Mann County Officials Scored
for Laxity in Investi
gating Crime
AS much is now known of the
identity of the girl who was
murdered on Tamalpais as was
known one week ago today when two
San Franciscans, tramping down the
trail that leads from the Tamalpais
tavern to Muir wood, discovered a
skeleton on an exposed shoulder of
the Marin county mountain. The
watch found on the body still re
mains as the most important clew
to the identification of the dead girL
Authorities Are Sluggish
The authorities, of Marin county
have not yet aroused themselves to
the urgent necessity of establishing
the dead girl's identity. The only
progressive work that is being done
on 'the case, aside from the energies
of the newspapers, is the work that
is being done by Detective Sergeant
William Proll of this city. Proll,
working on this side of the bay, is
handicapped and disheartened by the
difficulties against which he has had to
contend. There is little co-operation
received from the authorities of the
county in which the crime was com
mitted, and scant enthusiasm is
amused. Proll has complained of the
disadvantages under which he is work
ing, but has stuck doggedly to Ma
I task in the hope, singlehamledly. of
| solving the mystery for the San Raftel
officials. Proll worked in Oakland yes
terday, but with no definite success, us
he did not have the watch to show to
jewelers he interviewed.
Inactivity Is Sl:own
It was established through The Call
that the suit which the dead woman
wore was purchased in Portland, Ore.,
but it is apparent that no request haa
fceen made by the authorities to extend
the investigation into Portland.
Mrs. Pearl Wells of Turlock. in a let
ter to The Call, published yesterday
morning, stated that she felt sure that
she could identify the jewelry and or
naments worn by the dead girl as th©
same which were worn by a young
woman who had been her companion on
a trip between Davis, Cal., and Port
land. The ilarin county authorities
have the, articles In their possession
and Turlock is only five hours' journey
from San Francisco, but no one has,
up to this time, been detailed to take
the articles to Mrs. Wells for her in
spection. Mrs. Wells made the same
statement in a letter to Coroner F. E.
Sawyer of Marin • county which sh»
gave to The Call.
Jeweler Identities Watch
The most important development In
the case yesterday centered about the
watch and the fact that Frank "Wansky.
a jeweler of Eureka, believes that he
repaired the watch which the dead girl
wore. Not only does he say that the
repair number, "10S9W" may have been
put on by him. but that the number of
the movement of the Seth Thomas
watch is idntical, with a single excep
tion with the number in the movement
of the watch repaired by him. At the
time he handled the watch, September
16, 1902, it -was in the possession of
James McKay.
"We are expecting a letter from Chief
of Police F. E. Cloney of Eureka," said
Detective Proll yesterday, "and when
that comes we hope that it will throw
light on the identity of James McKay.
If It does we. shall make every effort
possible to locate Mc&ay."
Message From Cloney
Chief of Police J. B. Martin reecived
the following message from Chief Clo
ney yesterday:
"Name of person who had watch re
paired was James McKay, on September
16. 1902. Will write letter.
"F. E. CLONEY. Chief of Police."
-The Call received additional informa
tion on the Eureka watch last evening.
It was learned by The Call's corre
spondent that Frank Wansky's watch
repair record shows that the name of
tlie person who had the watch repaired
was James McKay. He brought it in
September IS. 1902. The repair num
ber corresponds with the number pub
lished in the newspapers. The move
ment numbers, which are short two nu
merals, owing to the tearing out of the
page: from an oiti register, corresoond

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