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DEATH LIST
INCREASES
AT MACE
•\u25a0::/-.
Work of Rescue at Avalanche
Buried Town Impeded by
the Cold
THJRD SLIDE SWEEPS
THREE TO ICY GRAVES
Tragic Fate Overtakes Four
Members of Rescue Tarty
at Burke
Old Miners] Had Given Repeated
Warnings to the Stricken
f Settlements
£>1 POKAXE, Waah^ Feb. 28.— A third
avalanche in addition to those at
•***',' Mace and Burke, Idaho, destroyed
the camp of the Carbonate Hill mining
company near the "S" bridge at Mullln,
Idaho, about noon Sunday. Three
xrriners are reported dead, as follows:
GUS BERGLUND.
JOHN HOLM.
ERIC HOLM.
The body of Gus Berglund has been
L:st of Dead Increases
Nineteen are known to-be dead in
\u2666he avaianches that nearly obliterated
i* ace r.nd Burke last night and this
• iotrning and the death list will prob
ably be largely increased as the res
cuers penetrate debris.
.The fight against time and cold has
been waged bravely and persistently by
th» little army of men who are hoping
W fihd under the heaps of ruin in the
ravtn^s some who have escaped death.
Although the greatest of difficulties
hive .thrown discouragement in their
paths these men have dug and torn and
strilried frantically for more than . 24
'h-'urp, pausing scarcely to warm their
Ir.umbed bodies before again seizing
betr shovels and returning to their
-OLd. m^i*- an* jv-ouxig hovs-Aa-ir*
Infed their eflforts with those of the
,^b!e bodied in the common cause.
Canyon Filled With Snow
. Mace is situated on the creekbed and
the mountains rise high on either side
tof the canyon. The slope j have been
'denuded of trees by the mines. The
*main body of the avalanche, which
started from the top of Custer moun
"tsXn, passed beyond the town and,
Btriking the opposite slope with ter
rific force, rushed up the mountainside.
sThe canyon is filled to a depth of from
46 :o 50 feet.
? The damage to the town was all done
by an offshoot from the main slide,
which tarried a construction train from
Jthe track as it plunged into the ravine
,^S.nd, rolling up the other side, demol
•shed the houses in its path, stopping a
ihort distance beyond the Pascoe home.
7-he boarding house of the Standard
iaine, where about, 300 miners were
Sleeping, was missed by only about 120
feet.
The Slide at Mace
1 The slide which wiped out almost all
of the town of Mace, five miles up the
canyon from here, wai the first. That
catastrophe . occurred at 10:45 o'clock
Sunday night while all the population
»xcept the men on the night shift in
the pines were sleeping. The \u25a0 Burke
KVfclfrnche occurred at 5:30 this morn
injT.j
more lives were not lost at
Bu?i» is due to the presence of mind of
geiman s. Rowe, foreman of the Hecla
"mint. Realizing the' danger which
tl&atened the sleeping and unsuspect
ing citizens of the other town a mile
j^ariher up th« stream, he sent Bert
Clcrient y on to Burke" to rouse the in
\u25a0, iialbAants and urge them to seek
) i£f ety,
Re<cuers Ar,e Killed
'f By a sad caprice of fate four of those \u25a0
who lost their lives at Burke were
members of the rescue party which had '\u25a0
been at work all night at-Mace.
| They were David Shepherd, Dick
JMchot, William Painter and James;
Rorers.
|.JTbese men wei> among the first to
txeepond to the call for succor when the
««r» ot the Mace disaster reached
Kurke. , They procured tools and hur
ried So the scene of the accident, where
they Joined their efforts with the oth
er*( and stormed the mass of ice" and
ea.rth which blocked the.canyonf A lit-.
TJHh* T er 3 o'clock they started to Burke
( in getting the women and chil
ttef* 1 °ut of the path of .possible danger.
|^f y &.rrived just in time to be caught
sUde there.
|Ag*tl, Woman Saved
p*£ mo hg the ; last to be taken out of
««*l* f n bw alive at Mace was Mrs v George
|?? 0| * r? «". »n old woman who lived on
t3 h ,® ol ÜBkirts: of the town. She was
Jjttrie^ u n< ier^the snow; 16 feet;iand it
Itxx^k f», ur j, our? of the hardest* work to
fff^' hiE V out! She had suffered from the
|5fT? d ' b "t was 'not badly injured.
l^. Mal «y strange thoughts cours**d
|throußv,, mv mind while I lay buried Mn
j^iv "Q^Mide j f or more than two hours
/£f \u25a0' e ,^*liss:oala coppermine/'said R. .1. j
*y cLeod ) of^Mullan,'' who; with" his son/;
f<-ontlnu cd p n ;p as . c 4, ColomB» 2 and "3
The San Francisco Call.
: TaftvWill Not Go
!l Pinchot Committee
Precedent Established by
Jefferson in Trial of
Arron Burr
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2S.— While
;': the Ballinger : Pinchpt investigat
ing committee Is wrangling over
the probability of calling .the,
president as a witness, it has been .
! definitely decided in other quarters
; . that President Taft will not ap
pear, and there js precedent for it
established by Thomas Jefferson
when he refused to appear at the
! trial of Aaron Burr for treason on
! the summons of Chief Justice Mar
; shall.
! The charges of Pinchot and the
refutations of Ballinger, pjovoke
/ no comment by the president...' lt
1 is recognized that Pinchot's state- -
;' ment before the committee was an
! elaboration' of charges which have
;! been published ever since the con-*
' troversy between the secretary of.
! the interior and the chief- forester
! began.
; In the meantime the president
! Is remaining silent. There is little
\u25a0I likelihood that he will make a
v statement to the committee. •
MILLIONAIRE MAY AGAIN
BE DRIVEN FROM HOME
Farmers Threaten to Tax the
Wealth of E. F. Searles
[Special Dit patch io The Call]
WINGHAM, N., H., Feb. 28.— Edward
F. Searles., multimillionaire husband
of the late Mrs. Mark Hopkins, is again
in danger .of being driven from his
home. '. The same old bugaboo of taxes
confronts him. Farmers of this com
munity threaten to tax him on a large
share of the 50 or GO millions he is said
to possess. I
Driven from Great Barrington, Mass.,
to Methuen, Mass., by action of "un
grateful .^ people" who refused to be
content with millions in gifts for
schools, churches and roads; driven
fronv Methuen by the same devices
after he had spent hundreds of thou
sands'for the community's benefit, he
came* to Winghamand showered gifts
upon it, but the farmers here saw a
way to get more.
He can not get axvay now, say the
farmers, who are confident they will
get the taxes. The question .will, be
fought .out in the town - meeting' and
Searles himself has a slate up for the
b«»ar4..of~*e:lectrn«n. •\ "" ~'~"'^l'~ \u25a0" ''." '" :' - ;
POSTMASTER GENERAL IS
> SCORED BY CONGRESSMAN
Accused of Attempting to ' Pre
vent Recommendation
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.—Representa
tive Lindbergh of Minnesota, a repub
lican insurgent, aroused by the refusal
of Postmaster General Hitchcock to
accept his recommendations for -post
office appointment, has written the lat
ter a letter in which he calls him a
"political dictator" and denounces him
for an alleged effort to defeat Lind
bergh's renominatlon.
Lindbergh charges in substance that
Postmaster General Hitchcock has en
tered into an alliance with the stal
warts of the sixth Minnesota district to
prevent his renomination..
The Minnesota congressman says
that there has been an effort to make
it appear that he does not favor.Presi
dent Taft's legislative program. He
denies this in his letter and says that
he "favors the president's progressive
ideas," but does not trust "with fm
plicit confidence Cannon's and Aldrich's
espousal of the progressive cause."
CONFIRMS DISCOVERY
'&& OF LIFE ON PLANET
Astronomer's Wife Says Canals'
Made by Martians
[Special Dupatch to The Call]
BOSTON. Feb. ' 2S.— Mrs. Mabel
Loomis Todd, wife of a noted atheist
astronomer. Prof. David Todd, 'herself
a noted lecturer and writer on astro
nomical subjects, confirms Prof. : Per
cival Lowell's discoveries .of Alte on
Mars. She declares that she has seen
canals on Mars made by Martians,", and
that ; they could be none .other than of
artificial origin. They are absolutely
straight and regular. She says tjiat the
most popular belief regarding Martian
canals is, that what is seen is' hpt
the canals themselves,' but vegetation
growing along the banks.
TESTING STABILITY OF
1 THE TOWER OF PISA
Historic Leaning Structure Said
to Have Been Weakened
.PISA. Italy, Feb. 28.— A special com
mittee of ' scientists is making an-; in
vestigation , of the stability, of the
leaning' tower from the fore founda
tion, from which water has'been drip
ping for." a long time.:- This has,'result
ed,' it is- said,, in -weakening: the under
structure of the :. historic tower.
CONDUCTOR HONORED BY '
PRESIDENT OF ROAD
Given -Watch and $500,' for His
/ Heroism at Wreck--
T ; MONTREAL, Feb. - 28.--For \u25a0 ; heroic
work > in the rescue of pasßengers'from
the 1 wreck. of a Canadian' Pacific. train
a t '^Spanish river bridge January 2 1. in
Twhich . more ; than.. 40 lives \u25a0 were losti
Conductor Thomas: Reynolds was to
day given a • gold -\u25a0 watch' and a check
for $500.V. President^Shaughnessy made
Ith c ~ presentation ' •peecL, ' \-: - % , ; '>^
SXN <FRAN€iSCO, ; TUESDA^vM^
AGED CROESUS
CLAIMS BRIDE
TO SPITE HEIRS
Loren Coburri, Aged 84, Marries
' Spinster Sister of Dead
Will Cut Relatives Off From.
Sharing in Estate Woirth \C.
$13,000,000
BY 1 marrying his sister in. law, Miss
S. S. Upton, a spinster of 58 years
and.wnO for the last 20 years .has
been his house keeper, Loren Coburn,
millionaire of San Mated county and 'B4
years, old, topped with a vivid climax
last_ night'a career which almost from
its inception has been' marked by a
series of sensations and which! ln recent
times has been hedged and beset by
litigation ' between himself and rela
tives, brought about by.the'latter's ef
forts to have him declared Incompetent.
The marriage took place in .St. > John's
Presbyterian church,, the •'. ceremony
being performed by the pastor. Rev.
Alexander Eakin.
Fools His Relatives
"I'll fool them yet,"_the old man had
said a month ago, referring to the legal
attacks being -made.- upon : him by his
relatives. And last . night, after the
ceremony 1 had "been performed, lhe
chuckled* grimly as he" took his wife's
armand, prepared to teafve the church.
"The old man Is not; quite incompe
tent,", he said; "he has sense enough to,
pick -.the best woman and his truest
friend for a wife."
He bowed with old world courtesy
and his bride blushed and smiled. This
was about cthe: only touch of romance
to the entire proceedings. His busi
ness agent r . Levin, acted as best man;
his attorne v Early Craig and Archie
Treat, were the ushers; the brides
maids were the wives of the business
agent \u25a0 and attorneys and the congre
gation was composed of newspaper re
porters. Palpably void were, the
hymeneal .friUs.-buU this > in -.no -wise,
helps - the. groom's ". relatives, who fey
the , marriageY^ are v . cut : off '/\u25a0 from: in
heriting; the- vast ", estate". •* valued ."..'\u25a0 at
H".0«0.000 ' ,- i /- > v
'An^ r^^:J^j^ve^ : *|jK^
"They will -not- get "a".-cent,"^c6burri'
had remarked to his friends shortly
before "the wedding took place." "I
have, borne with their persecution long
enough and now I-intend to fool their
expectations. They*i>ught» "to have left
me alone; but as they' saw fit to in
volve me in all this litigation and
have me declared insane,- let them bear
the consequences of their own act?." \
Coburn's fortune came from several
old Spanish grants. After receiving
them he had a constant fight to' keep
possession of them, but after the stormy
years of the early days of the- state
he ultimately was victorious and
settled back to enjoy his fortune.
. His -wife died 20 yearst ago," leaving a
son, Wallace Coburn; who is now more
than 50 years of age,- but- a hopeless
invalid. On her deathbed she received
her sister's promise to look after the
son, and Miss Upton, who has a mod
erate fortune in her own right, . took
up her residence at the* Coburn home.
Nephews File ; Suit
In February of 1908, Azro Coburn, a
nephew living in Boston, aided by Carl
Coburn, another nephew who resides
in' Pescadero, brought .suit to have the
old millionaire declared incompetent.
Part of the proof of his incompetency
they alleged. lay-In him' offering Carl
Coburn $5,000- wtth^which to , bribe a
San Francisco judge before whom a
suit was being tried in which Coburn
was interested, i . .
The charge of v incompetency was
heard before Judge Buck of the su
perior court of i San' Mateo county, who
declared! Coburn an incompetent. Co
burn refused to accept the ; dictum* of
the lower! court; He appealed, and -the
case was "fought^ out ; harder than- ever,
in the district court of appeal. •. He'' 1
the aged millionaire -won a decided vic
tory, the .higher court \u25a0* reversing, the
decision of Judgey ßuck. In- so doing/
Justice. Cooper of the district court of
appeal roundly scored the two nephews
for i their actions. The case was set
down fora new trial, and the prelim
inary steps' were* again;, takeni tolhave
Coburn declared" incompetent, It
was that the old man fought back and
carried the war into the; ranks of the
enemy. . . ;
Files Counter Suit . -^ ;
; His{ first" move ',; was ; : to,' bring- suit
against :Azro. Coburn;,for $350,000 dam
ages, in ,the circuit" court of
His second move , was ; to marry r his sis
ter-in law, hoping by this latter act to
completely' bar; either, of .': the 'nepiTews
from claiming', any. portion of his es
t?t*-'., \u25a0\u25a0 ' - >'»
; "In all these years of ,. trouble," he
eaid' last night, "I -have- had one firm
and fast -friend— my ; dead wife's; sister.
Time \u25a0: and : again the » other side 'have
tried- to r get »hef i to" jointwith them;.' but
she s stayed with me:-" Not' that \u25a0\theire
was' any, necessity, f or^her.. to; do so; she
has "a big ' estate' in her own . right .and
wa'sVnot "dependent [upon any one* There
was ;notirlng. to: hold- her A except k her
promise tocher -sister." ••, .-
V Every^; effort . was -^made £ to\ keep J th e
wedding^ as quiet 1 , as*; possible. ""\ Tlie
aged i couple i arrlyo-.I in. San < Francisco
Job " Page : 2, : ; C'oluuia _.' 6 ':,
MILLIONAIRE OF 84 MARRIES
CLIMAX OF SUCCESSFUL LIFE
i\lilii2ipNAlßEg;fi^i^NM
illjimieioiiiiipw^
'\u25a0'^y^'Lqfen_ : C6b'^ t .oii6liiifigsj'AnQlude- 35,000 acres -in San Mateo, Monterey, Merced and Fresno counties;
longstrips of valuable -timber land s situated 'throughout <ihe : "state; Vast herds of horses and^cattle, and interests
77ie whole.'- is ,yalued at 5 %\ 3,000,000 and the greater part of the
landicame to him through 'Spanish • grants. - Mrs. Coburn; on>ns \u25a0 real estate in ' Fitchbiirg, Mass., valued at
$)5q;00q. ; / v ;>vO^ ? , . \u25a0.
UNIQUE TEST FOR
CLERKS SUGGESTED
Prof. Psycho^
logical- System Would Stay ! f
>f: -~ ; Defalcations ; !.
[ Special (Dispatch \u25a0 to ; The Call } _\u25a0 "f '\u25a0'\u25a0'. \u25a0 }
WORCESTER, • Mass., . : Feb.\v;2B:4-The
application v. of ; Prof. : Hugo Munster
berg's psychological' tests"to 'all "bank
>mplbyW:by l ' bank examiners ; is ;. urged:
by. Rev/ Edgar^W. 1 Preble";as-a r -^tay;to
defalcation's". (^Rev'ilMr.vPreble' - suggests
,the .fpllowihgi testae ;.',','",'..', ,;. •, '\u0084".' j
. ' Test 1 ; for "gambling /propensity— Let
the 'examiner * have^ay ticker. T 1 and
phonographs .-concealed -in t'th'e- -room.'
During; conversation 'set 'the ticker go
ing''ahd'haye"a ; voice from'f.the^phono
graph ~-\ cry Xqut,V"Atchison ,up .-three
points,"-? 6r:fe.'Kea'ding - off and ' '• going
down," i antljvcarefully obsorv^ .the -re
sult, v If - heVappea rs , to take \u25a0 no - notice
he may be '\u25a0-, recommeiided -.'for t contiiiu-^
ance in office; ; but -if
nervously, back .'and j forth 'then the ,_cx-^
amlner ; shdu'w>rec'ommend '.that^all the
'funds! I . arid *securi ties ; ; be." spiked down 1
without delay.". . '. ,^ • • ' "\u25a0- .-{. "I '} > l/~
; Test^ for" the /drink "peril^-T-Place'^be-,
fore itheTmen different-colored? pieces ;qf
paper jVitri the- names ,: of -the : various
liquids?:^conspicuously... printed , upon
them"— water, coffee,"* beer,- wine, 'whisky^
highball.'etc. If .his eyes, are attracted
by i "highballs" then \u25a0. put _out . the -red
signaV-report. . \u25a0 : \'_ - 1 •«- '* - '•• f
" .Test;| f or); domestic \ virtue : or undue
female; r* influences-Let ;the 'examiner,
have •\u25a0 someV woman" call up the .' cashier
suddenly Von 'the '.phone.' with: .a", message
something "'-'like -this :^ ."John,"- oh, 'John,
the- babyl has i cut ' another "tqoth."'i The
examirierfshquld Jnote- the: effect'of this
message.^ :.'lf "Tthe':*man ; seems; elated jit
indicatesa tes *he ,is \ safe? in -that * direction.'
But: if' .hVft shows; indifference ;or.*vexa
tion' the domestic- tie is not; strong
'eno'ugiiV to?-, warrant absolute! security.'
He "will bear watching.,-'/- .;.-• \u25a0- . 'iC?r-J.-Z-
SIX EARTHQUAKE
SHOCKS RECORDED
St. Louis Seisniograph Catches
=',;'V, Heavy Temblors; ;(^nter
S^&i:ftr^M^utln^stS||
i- ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25. — Six heavy earth
quake were recordedthis after
noon and tonight* by. the seismograph'
at' the St. ;Louis university* and /Father
Goesse,'-iriv charge'- of - the- instrument,]
.believes' a *grea-t \u25a0.upheaval of rthe'earth's
crustlis.'in progress in some part; of : trie
giobe:.' \u25a0•'•^'•-- y^V'.,"', ' l '-\^- •- v? /\u25a0 \ v t :;/ '
'Five 1 shocks, were 'between
3 a'nd^4jo'ci6ck,this iafternoon' and, trie
sixth' shpck,*the'most v severe of ali;iwas'
recoVde'd "at* 7 :40 v o'clock ; tohigh£ .;\u25a0' This
shock ; lasted-; a minute : arid ; 30 -seconds.;
\u25a0\u25a0* s"The vibrations-were long and slow,".
| said 'Father. Goesse/ "and! l; would clas-
I'slfy; them i 'as^preparatory. . .l Other. heav-|
ier .shocks," at. great .dis^ance>from .this
city,"ma"y \u25a0 be' expected . within -24 hours. 1
\u25a0{ \u25a0 "£'^ aim unable ; to the" center
| of ;b'ut -I^believe- they, orig
'lnated^far^toMh'eT southwest.". '\u25a0\u25a0/\u25a0\u25a0
Recorded .in Cleveland „
"\u25a0;: '„• CLEyELAND.! 'o.'. „ Febl. . 2 S'. '— .Earth-
I quake' "tremors v lasting- over } an hour
[.were? recorded; here";; this -afternoon.b y
the '{ selSEhogra'ph '\u25a0! at. - St. slgnatius s ob-'
servatbry. '"-} * Rev. ; Frederick * Odanbach
;sald'.f that*; the :tremors: evidently,- came
from a '-'lorig - distance." f' " '.'•. \u25a0]\u25a0 'y -* ' '
QOV.IGILLETX^NAMES, : :
vV j : :; - LIBRARY TRUSTEES
!R.^M.-jr Richardson .Succeeds^ Jo-
I /^^seph- Steff ens; ; Retired \ ;
f [Special DtMpatch to -The] Call] <; \u25a0.;-_\u25a0\u25a0 : . ,".
* v^SAC^AMENTb,^;F.eb.; ; 28.'-^Allen : \} B:
Lemmon ,of, Santa-Rosa, ; Bradner W. Lee
of LLor Angeless r Angeles and • Robert: M. . Richard
son; postmaster of Sacramento, were • to
day,Vn^™ ed as .trustees " of \the ; state
library. ? by Governor ;'Gillett:^Lemmon
andj' Lee^havelheld^therpositlo'n", 5 ; while
Richardson takes the 'place '• of r Joseph
SteHehWlwno has ' retired. 1 v~:v ~: '.' '- ' • . 1
; - .-&:\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0* Wi-z- \u25a0'.v^trrviv.-^v- ;..-:; ..-:y '\u25a0: - ; *
THE WEATHER
YESTERDAY— Cloudy; vest vind: max'
X imum temperature, 58; minimum, 50.
FORECAST FOR TODAY— Fair; light
north winds, changing to vest.
DEAD PIONEER IS
ALLEGED BIGAMIST
Woman in Fight for Trahern
Estate Makes Sensational
Accusation
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON, Feb. 2s.— The battle for
the .big estate of George Washington
Trahern.;.the"San Joaquin county pio
neer,- took: a sensational turn ; today
when-it was charged that he had been
guiilty of 'bigamy in his second mar
riage. , -This, charge - was contained in
the amended. complaint of Mrs. Zuleika
J." Baldwin, 1 who claims that she is Tra
hern's' daughter' and 'sole heir-to his
$400,000 estate. 1 \u0084' * : t-"- : -'iV \\
\u25a0 i.i Mrs. {Baldwin has begun proceedings
to have the court.set aside. a deed ex
ecuted: by , Trahern 'Just before his
death, in which he. transferred his
property to his wife, Henrietta B. Tra
hern. Her . ' original ' complaint was
found *\u25a0 defective .'so she' renewed her
contest "today with more sensational
allegations. .'-.-.. . ...
: Her complaint sets -forth that Tra
. hern's*, first wife . was • Josefa Galvas.
Mrs., Baldwin that she is the
only surviving child born of this union.
She then charges that Trahern married
the. present Mrs. Trahern while his first
wife -was. living, although .there' had
been no divorce. . '
-The Trahern ''estate consists of ranch
property^of more than. 9,000 acres... It
Vas transferred ; to 1 Mrs. Trahern. last
August/a few days before the-pioneer's
death. - : He • was. injured in a -runaway
accident and upon learning that he
; could' not survive deeded the property
to his wife. He was 86years of age at
the time.; Mrs. Baldwin charges: that
undue influence, was used to forced him
to sign the deed."
MINE WORKERS 'TO i CONVENE— Indiana poUs.
»\u25a0 s Feb. : 28. — A • special- g? nersl \u25a0 convention of -the
\u25a0'\u0084- mine workers of ; North America. >to be held In
j Cincinnati' March' 14,'-. was scalled5 called » today. The
. "\u25a0. conrentlon; will act upon" the conclusions of : tlh»
* joint conference of th«" central competitive field.
- to' be beld'also in Cincinnati ' March's
PRICE MVE CENTS.
SENSATIONAL
TESTIMONY
PROMISED
BY NURSE
Marine Hospital Employe Says
He Will Tell of Alleged
Brutality to Patients
at Inquiry
SUBSTANTIATES CHARGES
MADE IN AFFIDAVITS
Dr. D. Moore, Accused of Beat
ing Man 20 .-Minutes Be»
. fore Death, Maintains
Rigid Silence
SAILORS* UNION DEMANDS
OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION
IX connection with the affidavits for
warded to Washington by the bay
and river steaboatmen's union in
support of a demand for an investi
gation of the death of Mateo Brez
zino at the United States marine hos
pital February 17, declarations made
last night by Harry C. Dell, a nurse
at the institution, proved sensational.
Having been present at the time
Dr. D. Moore, a member of the staff,
is alleged to have brutally beaten the
dying man, the attendant's statements
of what took place have been looked
upon as of the utmost importance.
While they controvert some of the
allegations made by the union officials
in demanding an inquiry, they directly
charge that the events which pre
ceded the death of the sailor by only
20 minutes were such that since the
occurrence they have caused a fear of •
the nurse an the part of Doctor
Moore.
Dill Substantiates Charges
Charging that Dr. James SI. Gass
away, commanding officer at the
hospital, had taken no steps to investi
gate the occurrences of the night
.when Brezzinio died, Dell goes farther
and states that the disclosures which
have been made up to the present
time are only preliminary to -what
will be exposed on a full investiga
tion of the facts. That the state
ments contained in the affidavit of
William Hoist, who occupied a cot in
the same ward and makes affidavit
that he heard the screams of the dying
man and saw Doctor Moore strike
him, are true in substance and effect
Dell declares, although he denies
minor allegations contained in the
same document. •
General assertions on the part of
Doctor Gassaway that the charges are
nothing more than an attempt on the
part of the sailors' union to revenge
themselves for not being allowed to
dictate the conduct of the institution,
that Dell is not worthy of belief, and
a general denial of the allegations in,
the affidavits are the only answer of
fered by the hospital authorities to
the charges -which bear the indorse
ment of the union. Doctor Moore
himself refuses to discuss the grave
charges against him or to offer any
explanation of why he should be chosen
as the object of attack If the charges
are nothing- more than a scheme of
vengeance.
Other Charges Made
In addition to the accusations based
on the Brezzinio episode the 'union : oO
cials have also put forward charges to
the effect that other patients have been
discharged from 'the institution and re
fused medical treatment when they
were badly in need of it. In support of
their declarations that two of the men
in question did need medical treatment
the union officials will secure the state
ment of Dr. John Gallwey, who gave
medical treatment to two men sent to %
him by the union.
Mateo Brezzinio. whose death on the
morning of February 17. 1910, caused
the filing of the charges against Dr.
D.- Moore, had been confined at .the in
stitution for about 18 months. 'and had
undergone a* serious abdominal opera
tion .four days before he died. Subse
quent to ; th© operation, -William ; Hoist ' J
alleged In j- his "affidavit, the patient
writhed in pain and tossed on his bed
so that he threw, off the blankets.
Brutality Is Alleged
: This action of the helpless Invalid is
alleged to nave enraged Doctor Moore,
in charge of the* ward," to such ,an ex
tent that he frequently struck the pa
tient in the face and beat him bru
tally. -On the morning of February 17.
Hoist alleged. Brezzinio 'shrieked for.;
mercy, when the attending physician
struck him, but received nont, -and 'died
shortly afterward despite the eft!orts*of
another surzeon.- wii© was summoned to'

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