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10VE LETTERS BY PROSECUTOR Correspondence Between Dr. Burke and Miss Smith in Hands of Lea Employe of Sanatorium Repri manded for Telling offi= cers of Explosion plivf-i< -ian. that a credit entry of $400 was mario in Miss Smith's account at the sanatorium after she returned there in a delicate condition in February of Grcst as= was the interest displayed throughout the day. however, in the Utters destined to play a most impor tant part in the presort inquiry, greater curiosity was aroused by the attitude ssFumPd by Doctor Kurke and his start in the sanatorium. It was learned that D. Wamn Dillard, cashier and confi dential man at the health resort, had been upbraided Sunday afternoon by Doctor Burke for having telephoned to District Attorney Lea thnt an explo sion had taken piace the previous night. nniard replied fiat he had consid ered it Ins duty because neither the physician n«r the manager of the place had <3eemed it necessary to nmke such a rr-port. He was ri minded that he was p clerk with no executive authority and was addressed in blich a manner that he submitted his resignation to tahe effect at once. AiMsed Against Inquiry In this connection it was learned that Doctor Burk<? serit a note to Sheriff J. K. Smith at Ma headquarters in this rity Sunday afternoon in which he re f<?rr<»d to the event of the previous night simply as an explosion in which j= Troiiun patient hr.<i been injured and \u25a0would probably dir. He wrote, it is paid, that ther- was no necessity for action on the part <f the sheriff, as the hospital authorities were "fully able to « ope with the Fituarion." The health report is located in a valley five miles north of the city. The fact that the detonation was distinctly h^ard within p. rndins of two miles and the telephone message from Dillatd earlier in the dny led H3«* officer .to disregard the physi tcian's* advice and at once to institute an investigation. District Attorney T^ea. who took the direction of the search in liand im mediately, admitted today that he did tr.ot receive any aid from the authorities in the prosecution* of hia investigation. Asked if he had been interfered with, lie replied: "I do not care to direct suspicion toward anj r ho4y at this stage of the inveftigation by stating that they hindered officers of the law in their sworn duty/ OPPOSK INVESTIGATION Developments later in the day caused the district attorney to modify this statement and declare that he was gxeatlv dissatisfied with the attitude of the sanatorium ot^eials in connec tion with the investigation of the at t tempted murder. v • "It is none of your business." was tthe reply made by Dr. J-L F. Dessau. assistant at the sanatorium, to a cour teous inquiry today as to what physl ciar) was attending Miss Smith. "You must be crazy," was his rejoinder to a request that a reporter be allowed to f» Mips ' Smith for the purpose of ask ing her a few brief questions. The attitude of Doctor Dessau was, to a larpe extent, typical of that of most of The attache* of the institution. From patients at the sanatorium it was learned, however, that Miss. Smith 1* now under the rare of Doctor Des sau in a cottage near the tent which w as blown up. Slie was attended by Doctor Burke. Sunday and Monday, but requested that her case be placed in the hands of another physician. I>n«TOR BURKE MI.X.NT Doctor Rurke himself absolutely re fuse,! f» make any statement for pub lication, not even replying to the charge published yesterday morning. In which Miss Smith accused him of being the father of her infant child. The matter of discussing the explosion and facts purroundjng it was left to Mrs.-Alfred r.urke, sister in law of the physician. Repaying to questions bearing on the rxplofion and the relations of the prin cipals in the episode, Mrs. Burke said. "The brother of this woman, Kd Smith of I>ake county, can tell you that NO BRANCH STORES. NO AGENTS. THERE IS A TOWER OF BRAIN INOCULATED IN OUR CLOTHES. OUR SPRING COSTUMES REVEL IN BRIGHT NEW COLORINGS. OUR USUAL SNAPPY FASHIONS FEED THE BRAZEN MIMICS. EXCLUSJVE ORIGINALITY GOVERNS THIS SMART SHOP. WE RESPECT THE COMPLIMENT WHEN OUR IDEAS ARE COPIED. (EbelErulj Cr/asJtalus.&Cila Strengthens Valu* Ro*<lv-n»»de ojotbes h«Te siren "my tailor" a merry f.-basc. Be en* been overtaken, passed, and left at tbe post. TVben H fooM to mon's classy, correct clothes you can jw. here in this rtop more advantages than "cay tallar" ever rapid offer or e*er ac- ootnpUsbetL We are strictly exclusive men's clothiers and ibe l*st. Tlv odlj- flfhtlnff hone that "my Uilor" has left Is ju*t the commonplace words "mao>-to-ord«?r." Our clothes are made*to-order jast the same Only «•« do the » "ordering" — save job the re- sponsibility. ;3eweter# fSuxteimg poatj&treei near Jiearug 3an ; 3^n^jgfea' Confident of Ability To Complete Evidence "We have been able to secure evidence which will play a very, im portant part in the solution of the mystery which surrounds the blowing up of the tent occupied by Miss Smith and her son, but in the interest of justice I can not make the facts known at this time. I am more firmly convinced than ever that murder was attempted and am using every re source at my command to secure evidence which will* preclude the possi bility of a doubt of guilt before I take the matter up with the grand jury. Several important links are still missing in the chain of evidence, but I feel confident that they will be discovered within a very short time."— Statement hy District Attorney Clarence F. Lea of Sonoma county. she is insane. I firmly believe that she attempted to destroy herself and the child as a result of this insanity. She i la crazy and has often threatened, to commit suicide because she was prac tically ostracized. She behaved in a very peculiar manner on a gres»t many occasion. -s. and I do not doubt that dur ing one of those spells she lit the fuse and attempted to blow herself up." THEOBV OF ATTEMPTED SI'ICIDE Mrs. Burke was asked to suggest how the woman could have lighted t,he fuse on the outside of the tent and returned inside to her bed before the explosion. "1 .believe that she had the dynamite near her head or in her mouth, and that after reaching out through the canvas and lighting the fuse she got Void feet' and let it drop, hoping to get away. We got some pretty im portant evidence on that last night. George Matsumoto, the Japanese mail boy, was distributing the letters Satur day night, and about 7:30 o'clock reached Miss Smith's tent. He did not see any light within and was about to turn away when she crept stealth ily toward him from the woodpile where the fuse was found and asked him what he was doing there. She frightened him greatly, and when he held out a. letter toward her she snapped it from him arid Flapped his face. He was afraid of her and ran. He told me she was greatly excited and had acted very suspiciously. That was Saturday night. "This was not the first time she has attacked -people. One time, because Miss Laughlin, a nurse, jostled a ham mock in which she was sitting, she jumped up in a fury and throttled the girl. ,~.-o "In regard to her baby being named Willard P. Burke Smith there is noth ing peculiar in that because frequently babies are born here at the resort and the mothers name them after the doc tor, or call them Burke babies refer ring to their birth here. She has no claim whatever on Mr. Burke. H<> has been very generous to her and has kept her here for months without the payment of a cent for her exp?nF*s. When she first came she paid about $400 and after that had no money. Doc tor Burke wrote to her brother, but he replied that he could do nothing for her. WOULD TAKE AWAY <HIM) "She has often -threatened to drown the baby and herself during her spells, and 1 believe that the best thing to do is to separate her from the child and put her where she belongs. "Regarding the delay in informing the authorities, my husband, who is manager and is also a deputy sheriff, thought it would be best to notify the authorities quietly, because episodes of that kind cause a great deal of gossip. He did not care to talke about the mat ter over the teleptione, and was going to the city, when Dillard, who was nothing but a clerk, got excited and telephoned to the district attorney. He had no business to do it. It was a matter which should have been and would have been attended to by the management." Questioned about the incidents fol lowing the discovery that DJllard had notified the authorities, Mrs. Burke ad mitted that Doctor Burke had up braided the employe and that as a .re sult Dillard had resigned. Goorge Matsumoto, the Japanese mail boy, who, Mrs. Burke stated, had discovered important evidence, was questioned. He stated that he had worked for Doctor Burke for four years and a half at the sanatorium. TELLS DIFFERENT STORY In relation to the actions of Miss Smith, which ho. was said to have wit nessed Saturday night, he said: "I r,-ent to her tent with mail Satur day night about 7:30 o'clock and when I arrived there it was dark. I was going away when -Miss Smith came around from back of the tent. I handed the letter to her and she went into the house." "Did Miss Smith frighten you by ap proaching stealthily from the direction of the wood pile?" Matsumoto was asked. ."; .-V;; "Oh, no. She came from the back of the tent," hej-eplled. "What did she say to you?" "She didn't say anything. I just handed her the letter and left." "Did she slap your face?" was a ques tion which provoked a smile from Mat sumoto. "Oh. no," he replied. "I just gave her the letter and came away." - Asked when he had first mentioned the fact of having seen Miss Smith coming from the direction of the wood pile Saturday night Matsumoto said that he had not said anything about it until Tuesday night, when Mrs. Burke told him that the officers were saying some body else blew up the tent. POSTOFFICE ROBBED AND POSSE PURSUES BANDITS Cracksman Wounded in Run ning Duel SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10.— Cracksmen blew open the safe of the postofllce at Oceanside. 50 miles north of San Diego, at an early hour this morning, secur ing $130 cash, $1,300 in stamps and a number of money orders. Two men at 3:45 o'clock this morn ing attempted to board the north bound Owl train at Oceanside, and when questioned by Deputy Constable Prior of Oceanside one of the men drew a revolver and- fired on the officer. Then both fled, followed by the deputy constable, who shot at them as he ran, wounding one of the robbers. Posses are now searching , for the bandits, who are believed to be the ones who blew open the v safe of the postofflce at National City a few nights ago. " . '\u25a0\u25a0??-. NEGRO SUSPECT ARRESTED STOCKTON, Feb. 10— Postofflce offi cials say stamps found on a negro ar rested in San Francisco today tally. in denomination and amount with stamps stolen from the- postofflce at French Camp, near Stockton, Sunday night. Forty special delivery stamps were stolen and the suspect had 37 .such stamps. .Eighteen new 10 c«nt stamps of yellow color were stolen : and 12 were, found on the arrested manl . ACCUSED OF KILLING INDIAN IN QUARREL VISALIA, Feb. 1 0.— Accused of the killing of an; Indian known as "Four Bits at. Drum Valley in the .northern part of ' the county, last night,, Charles Clark wag brought to the county, Jail here this afternoon. The ", lndian, with a nuraberof others, Had been drinking.' During a quarrel he was shot,, the load of shot enterlnc hie stomach. THE SAN FRANCISCO FRIDAY, FEBRTOIBY- 11, 1910. NEW CLEW MAY SOLVE MYSTERY Four Men Say Mur!c~ed Girl Was- San Francisco Domestic Continued from Page 1 military dress with black braid — such being the dress worn by the murdered girl. "When the boarding house broke up last April,"* he said, "she told me she was going to the country. .Foreman said the paine tiling-. Foreman was an exceptionally big man, weighing about 250 pounds, over 6 feet tall, tre mendously strong and had the half of one finger missing. I think if I could see the watch found* on Mount Tamal T pais I could definitely say whether it was the same as that worn by Miss Jensen. The dress and bracelet I remember per fectly and the rest of the description tallies to a dot.", . g? C..A. Holmberg also declared the de scription of the dress and jewelry corre spond with that of the servant girl's. James Westhall made the same state ment. None of these men had seen each other since they separated a year agro, when the boarding house broke up. Where Foreman is. now none of them knew. BELIEVES 'WOMAN-WAS: MURDERED LAST JUNE [Special Dispatch lo The Call] SAN RAFAEU Feb. 10. — That- the girl who was murdered on Alt. Ta malpais came from San Francisco and met her death "early in Juno of last year is the belief: now held by Sheriff Taylor. From information which he received from the police of San Fran cisco yesterday and further dovelop mfnts today, Sheriff Taylor is in pos session of several important clews which he hopes will establish the iden tity* of the dead girl. "We have a dozen different theories that have come to us through the wide publicity which has been given the case," said Taylor, "but it is my belief that the young woman was murdered in June. 1909. The young women who disappeared from San Francisco at* that time wag identical in dress, height, hair, teeth an<J. other details with the girl murdered on the mountain. As to the jewelry, I am not prepared to state positively whether it is the same. We have considerable work to do before the name of the girl -.who disappeared in June can be made, puttie. The Call has been a- great help to us in this case, but it Js necessary to keep, this new clew a secret the next few days." INVESTIGATE HER STATEMENT Sheriff Taylor investigated the state ment of Mrs. Pearl Wells of Turlock, who stated in a recent letter to The Call that she felt sure' that she could identify the jewelry and ornaments worn by the dead girl. "Mrs. Wells," said. Taylor, "states that she met the young- woman while on the way to Portland last November. In my mind, tills precludes all. possi bility of the body found on the moun tain being that of the girl she met. Tlie body lay where it was found a great deal longer than three months. A case somewhat similar to tfiis illustrates how long it would take a body to be come a skelton on Jit Tamalpais. Ten years ago an Indian found the body of a man called' French Pete jn Carson canyon on the mountain. "French Pete's body had lain exposed to the elements eight months, and: yet it was in fair state of preservation when found. The flesh was still on the bones, and we were able to carry the body down the mountain in- a sheet. The skeleton of this girl is bare.- and bleached. The skull is clean and the ribs without covering. The tendons at the joints are gone. She has been dead many months. LACKS MONEY FOR EXPENSES "For that reason," continued the sheriff, "I think it would be futile to send the. jewelry for identification to Mrs. Wells at Turlock.' . The girl was murdered long before November. Even if it was a-dvisable :to send a deputy with the jewelry, I hardly believe the county board of supervisors would, al low me funds for the expense. We are under quite a different system here than the police department of San Francisco, and our. hands are tied when it is necessary to spend' money. I ppent $250 out of my own pocket-inthe 'Black murder case, .and- have* never been reimbursed. supervisors even refused to pay for the telegrams. which I sent to Seattle.- This Is as unjust to the people of the county as it is to me. I have spent my own; money on this mountain murder, case, and will go as far as my resources permit upon such clews as justify the exepnse." . ' -The watch' which the dead girl wore was sent to Chief of Police F. E.Cloney of En reka today by Sheriff Taylor that it may be examined by Frank Wahsky, the jeweler who, believes j.thats he re paired it for James McKay October 16, 1902. The following letter was .'re ceived by. Taylor .from Chief : Cloney this afternoon: '•* A local jeweler 'h&B handed rae record* of - a watch repaired by him, which -corresponds closely with records that are in ' the watch found on the woman on THmalpais. . His records show that '; the ' watch was a Seth Thomas filled- hunting :- case' stem , winder. The . number of the : movement : Is 109,320, which corresponds, with the : escen tion of the 3. and this mistake could easily he made, as the numbers 3 ami o correspond closply In watch markings. -..The; case num b*r is not -complete, i an. : the " records ., were .; :, torn from" the record book: but .the numbers ; ' remaining are-. 61,149, ' which \u25a0 correspond as far as they %a. \ The repair number. Is 108S '\u25a0'.. W\. which corresponds.^* The^watch was :re-' " paired by Frank Wansky October 1 16, . lflO2. and.be thinks he could identify. his mark if,, he saw the. watch.": lie also has the name-, of the party who left the . watch .to be , re- ' • paired. \u25a0-,• Hoping that this will : be . of some \u25a0 assistance '\u25a0 to you.' 1 \u25a0 remain, 'yours respect- - -fully, V. E.crX)NEY, Chief of Police. ; . .The. Call's correspondent, at ; Eureka learned that the name of, the manlwho had the watch repaired was. James. Mc- Kay. ..."\u25a0•. WATCH IS ONLY CLEW > ' District Attorney Boyd considers; the watch- the most; tangible/ clew In; pos session of the authorities. ; . Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Dayi /Pazo Ointment guaranteed' to cure any case of Itching,- Blind; Bleeding or Pro truding Piles or, money; refunded. :-. 60c.* ACCUSED iOF EMBEZZLEMENT— Ren Cordon, " -,37 » Battery street; s obtained . a f warrant • yester : day-jrfor- the:, arrests of - Joe ,? Abraman -:on- a , cbarse of embezzling $400 vrortb'ot.Kood*-. . : I KMT CHARGES WHOLESALE LYING Declares Two More Conboy Wit . nesses Will Be Arrested for Perjury Cigar Clerk Blumberg Taken Into Custody and Re leased on Bail _ Continued from; Pagre \u25a01 was advancing toward him. 'I don't mean you,' Conboy said, 'I: mean the other fellow. Keep off, now. You go about your own business.' ."Lagan did not halt, but kept on ap proaching. I heard him say: 'I don't care whether you meant me or not. I am going to tear your head off As he advanced he started to take off his coat. At this point Oonbby called out: "'Stand back or I'll shoot.' , ; \u25a0 "Lagan refused to halt and continued toward Conboy. The latter then flred two shots In rapid succession. Neither of them seemed to take effect, for La gan continued to advance toward him and then Conboy fired again." On cross examination the witness stuck to his story. He was particularly positive about Lagan drawing off his coat, sayingl he could see his white sleeve. He was asked if he made any statements to Detective Sergeant Mur-~ phy and though he replied in the affirm ative he denied that he made some of the statements attributed to him In Murphy's report." He declared that Con boy was under the influence of liquor, but in perfect control of himself. Four Policemen Testify The policemen who testified were Louis IT. Nye, Morris O'Dowd, Charles Gallivan and E. W.,Hearn. AH of them were on the scene shortly before or after the shooting. Nye.repeated his testimony of the day before, saying h« had taken the re volver."." from Conboy's hip . pocket. O'Dowd said he attended to Lagan, who was lying on the sidewalk with his coat off. Hearnsaid he^was attracted to the spot by the shooting and said he found Conboy leaning against the lamp post, ordering the crowd back. He denied that he was waving a revolver. One of the peculiar features of this trial is the manner in which the jurors have questioned the various witnesses. Not a. witness has escaped. They have followed up the tjuestions of counsel with others going directly to the point and in many instances clearing xip doubtful phases of the situation. The case will be continued this morn ing. It. was definitely announced today that Calptain Conboy would take the stand iiji -his own behalf. There were some doubts as to this at the beginning of the trial, but as the proceedings pro gressed it was generally understood that he would be a witness.*- MAGAZINE WRITER IS MARRIED IN SOUTH Miss Gwendolen Overton Be comes Mrs. M. Wilkinson [Special Dispatch lo The Call] r > LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10. — Miss Gwen dolen Overton, magazine writer, and novelist, daughter of the late Captain Gilbert E.. Overtop- of the United 1 States army, was married at St. Paul's: cathe dral today to Melville Wilkinson. v--_v --_ ''. The marriage service^ was rread -by RLT Rev. Joseph H. Johnson 1 , bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles. The wedding was attended onfy by close friends and relatives.' \u25a0 - The bride, who was. unattended, wore her traveling £own ; and Mr. and Mrs! Wilkinson left immediately after the ceremony for Fort Rosecrans, where they will make their home for a time. Mrs. Wilkinson is "a sister of Eugene Overton of Los Angeles and Wilkinson is the son oJ the late Major Melville C. Wilkinson, U. S. A. GRAND JURY TO TAKE UP CHARGE OP FRAUD Marin Inquisitors Will Look Into Mrs. Wo I If 's' Accusation [Special Dispatch to The Call] ' .' SAN RAFAEL, Feb. 10— Senator E. B. Martinelli said today, that there is a probability that the cose of Mrs. Jo hanna Wollf, who allegesthat she has been defrauded of $30,000 worth of property by M. T. Michaels, will be brought before the grand jury. Sum monses have b-ien issued for Michaels and his wife and fo** Hugh O'neil one of the two San Francisco attorneys, who, according to the complaint, induced Mrs. Wollf to mortgage her property to them for $30,000 without consideration, in. return for which they were to or ganize a $100,000 hotel company and give her stock as security. - EDWARD REESE GETS - SHERIFF'S POSITION Son of Late Incumbent Given '-t Plum by Supervisors [Special Dispatch io The Call] . SACRAM ENTO; Feb. 10.— Under Sher iff Edward E. Reese was named by the supervisors today |as sheriff |of Sacra mento county, to succeed his father, the late David Reese. •: \u25a0'His appointment was imanimous, as Supervisor L. C. Thisby, who was out for the position, withdrew from the \u25a0fight/.,.. .; . -.:: ; -.- • . . . '.. ; \u25a0 t: Thisby's withdrawal came only when injunction proceedings were threatened. POSTMASTERS APPOlNTED— Washington, Feb. 10.— -California postmasters have been appoint ed' as follows: Charter Oak. . I»s Angeles : county, Sarah S. White, vice M. A. Hoyt, re stpnod; Parlier, Fresno county. \u25a0. John F. - ; Par lier, rice I. N". Tarlier, resigned: Stone Canon, Monterey county, - Hood Mciiay, vice ] K." M. Clark, resigned. :\u25a0 V. V: \u25a0";.-.' 1 \u25a0 A nian is known by the hat he wears Knox Hats are worn by leaders in ; the fashioni financial and commercial world. Paul T; Carroll ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS REWARD :r .The Gall ,will pay a reward of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for^ exclusive information that will lead to the identity of the woman murdered on Mount Tamalpais, the apprehension, of her murderer or murderers and his or their conviction. Clews to the identity of the victim of the Tamalpais tragedy may be seen In a window of The CatFs business office. X: '^J §:?f&% -v \u25a0•\u25a0* jH* TO J. B,i Terms natisfactory. Please call at the editorial rooms of this office. HEARING OF BANKER HAYS MEETS DELAY Continuances Ordered Upon Charges Involving Irregular Financial Transaction When the case of William C. Hays, banker, charged with violating . the banking laws by overdrawing his ac count to the extent of, $1,200 while manager of the State savings and com mercial bank, was called before Police Judge Shortall yesterday. Assistant District Attorney Oppenheimer asked for a continuance, as Alden Anderson, state superintendent of banks, the principal witness for, the prosecution, was ill. Attorney Joseph H. Jordan, for the defendant, insisted upon an im mediate hearing, but the judge gave Oppenheimer until today to make a legal showing. In Judge Conlan's court, when the case, against Hays charging him with obtaining $1,000 by false pretenses in connection with a bank- at Elmhurst from Adolph ... M. Tiedemann, saloon keeper, was called, the judge said that, owing to his congested calendar, he would have to continue the case until February 18. " Jordan made a formal objection' to any postponement, as Hays was anxious for an Immediate hearing so that he could return to Memphis. The judge ordered Hays into custody, saying that he would continue the case until the afternoon, and increase the defendant's bonds. Later, at Jordan's request, and with the consent of Attorney Keane, for. the complaining witness, the case was continued until February 17, the order, placing Hays under arrest being withdrawn. LEAVES LONDON EMBASSY FOR JOB IN WASHINGTON Hugh S. Gibson to Be Private Secretary to .Wilson , WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.— Hugh S. Gibson of California, second secretary trf the United States embassy in Lon don, has been transferred to the state department and appointed private sec retary to Assistant Secretary Wilson. 1 This appointment is made at Gibson's own request, and his service in the department wIH» be regarded by the officials as fully equal to service per formed in the diplomatic service, so far as experience and right of pro motion are concerned. Gibson will arrive in .Washington within -the next~week or so and his successor probably will be named in the meantime. i^^^^K^^^^ass^H^ iO¥j ik 1^ f** IT* on our ' ec^ er an<^ § et fc^ e t )ene fi t °f trading at the In lljre^-illlii^r store of greatest cash values in the city, paying for ||3 your purchases at intervals and in amounts most convenient Ma Wsmv One of the unusually good values we are offering j» Hf cp cleared out brings such garments to you at this > J^^^^ffi^^^^MMs^^^^^^ SEEKS TO PROTECT OCEAN SHORE BONDS \u25a0 \u25a0 : Receiver Attempts to Block Threatened Unloading of Foreclosed Securities "An attempt to prevent the unloading of .foreclosed Ocean Shore railway bonds, which would react disastrously both upon bond holders and rehablllta tors, was made in the United States cir cuit court yesterday by Receiver F. S. Stratton. February 17 the Western na tional b>nk proposes to sell at auction in the local stock exchange 75 bonds of the par value of $1,000 each. These bonds were given to secure a loan of $23,000, one-third their face value. Jake Raver, the collection agent, notified the receiver that February 21 ho was going to auction one $1,000 bond, given to se cure a loan of~s63S; four bonds pledged for $l,997,''and eight bonds on which was loaned $4,175. . The excuse is that the interest. Is overdue. Speaking for the receiver. Attorney W. W. Kaufman said that these secur ities could not be sold without the per mission of court, which will grant a hearing next Monday. They are still the Ocean Shore's property, he said, as they were only pledged. Furthermore, to unload them on the market would work fnjury upon the already tottering road as well as upon the bona fide pur chasers of bonds. The receiver's report filed yesterday tells of the action of the Standard oil company in abrogating its contract be cause fuel • oil has since doubled in value. The contract was to supply oil at 41 cents a barref untlL- November, 1910. As the price is now $1 the com pany refuses to accept the receiver's certificates for the overdue payment?, .declaring the contract forfeit. This adds $40,000 a year to the company's ex penses. Nevertheless, Stratton expects to pay all operating expenses out of the re ceipts. Expenses for January showed a saving of $10,683 over the same month a year ago, while receipts correspond ingly increased $2,600. The deficit was $8,611 for last month. At the aame rate of increase in profits and decrease in expenses during the profitable summer months, during which money was made last year, the road should more than break even for the year, according to the statement. --•.>-;;-:. BANKRUPTCY PETlTlONS— Petitions In bank ruptcy wvre filed Id the United State* district court yesterday :hy .William Lottt, a San Je»e clerk, owing $376: Mrs. S. H. R.ran of San Jose, who owes ?572, end tj J. F. Feazee. a San Francisco contractor, with liabilities or $1,520. None bare assets, although Mr«. Ryan exempts a $1,000 homestead. D. A. R. CHAPTERS OF STATE CLASH /\u25a0 ~~ - \u25a0 .. Southern California- Organiza tions Protest Against San Francisco Meeting Will Hold Separate Convention and Make Nominations if Complaint Is Not Heeded LOS AXGELES, Feb. 10.— Southern, California chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution, sent messages to their sisters tn the north today, em bodying a strong protest against th«> proposed action of the latter In calltng a meeting: to be held in San Francisco Saturday to nominate a state resent and state vice regent. It \ras decided at a meeting- of south ern California representatives to pro ceed with plans for the annual stato conference to be held in Los Angeles, beginning Thursday. No attempt will be made by the southern women to at tend the San Francisco meeting and any action taken by the northern dele gates, it is said, will be held to be il legal. At the annual conference the south ern California delegates will ballot for regent and vice regent and the names of their candidates will be sent to Washington Independently of the northern choice should the protest sent today be Ignored. " An attempt will be made during th* conference here -to revise the bylaws with the object of doing away with the state advisory board altogether. Programs for the Los Angeles con ference prepared by the northern rep resentatives were received, to»lay. .'; . EXPLODING BOIIJat KILLS SlX— Bay City- Mich.. Feb. 10. — While a spore of workmen wer« warming themselTes In the hotter rom ft Princing's sawmill at Crump today, waiting for the whistle to start the day's work, the boiler explode*!. \u25a0 instantly killing six <>1 the men and injuring ajl the others. The mill vm wrecked. y • Users of Grape-Nuts don't care how high meat goes.- Strength, Economy and Comfort come to the steady user of Grape-Nuts. "There's a Reason." POSTTJM CEREAL COMPAXT. LTD.. V-*; .• Battle Creek. Mich.