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'if WHICH HAS SO OFTB.V ASTOMSHED . IVOIT OV THK STAGE. IS MERELY' A TIUCK, WHICH WILL BE FULLY EXPLAINED IX f THE SUNDAY CALL VOLUME CVIL— NO. 134. LOVE FEAST OF BOURBONS RUNS RIOT IN ROASTS Two Years Accumulation of Party Bile Is Oratorically Eliminated \u25a0 \u25a0-:-\u25a0 . . Bell Brands Branch of Democ= racy as "Palsied With Moral Cowardice" friends of Gubernatorial Choice %:. Deliver Tremendous Ovation Following Speech GEORGE A. VAN SMITH [Special Dispatch lo The Cell} LOS AXGKLKS. April 12. — Savagely grilling- Gavin MtXab and a por tion of San FV&ncisco's democracy *s "palsied with moral cowardice." . Theodore A. BpII furnished the bright .particular feature of the democratic ttatf conference which opened in Los Angeles this morning. Democracy's stale conference was opened "with a tield day for t3ie oratori cal elimination of party bile that had been accumulating for two years. It was an Insignificant individual faction. law or condition that failed to come in for a roast, direct or indirect. Direct Primary Attacked The direct primary law was attacked as a niiseralbe makeshift. The men who drew it and those who enacted it were denounced as scoundrels. The republican party, congress, the tariff lav-, the California machine and the privileged interests were not over looked. The representatives of the fc'an Francisco democratic club accused the regulars of packing the San Francisco *!eieg"ation with office holding dummies. Bell and his editorial supporters were excoriated as defamers of party men and finally Bell furnished the climax * -with a defiance of McNab and a de ..xriocracy palsied with moral cowardice. '". It was Frank GouM of San Francisco •who excited Bell to a speech which was o^scribed as the most vigorous he ever ,rji.id<i. Gould was down for an address .y .begislation Enacted by a Demo ."» --tic Legislature.' He took advan tage of the first opportunity to voice :\u25a0 '—'he unhappy sentiments wbJc'.i have •\he»a smoldering for two years. Xiould Waxes Wroth ';• When the McXab forces were routed ~."»n tis" 1908 state conference Gould was unions those who did not tarry for thte .-.further deliberations of his party in .\u25a0•'invention assembled. In the parlance • •\u25a0!" the sa- 11 * 1^ he ""beat it." Subsequently .v a committee meeting- in San Fran cisco Bell and Gould fell out over the makeup of the executive committee. Bell sacastically referred to Gould's hurried departure from the convention sad Senator John Sanford stands ac cused of editorial remarks about cor "j'.iraiion politics done by the McXab "machine. Gou!d told the conference today that the editor of an Inconspicuous paper <! accused him of doing corporation -_Sir>litlct and that aforesaid inconspicu ous tdiior was a liar. *BeM Retaliates : Bcli restrained himself until the con. \u25a0\u25a0 Terence was about to adjourn. Then .'.c made a proposed amendment to a committee report the excuse for taking tie platform. He did not refer to Gould ;'or McNab by name, but his remarks left no room for doubt, and they were greeted with tremendous applause. "\jcx is be understood now and for all times." cried Bell, "that there is but uhe body in control of the democratic party in this state. That is the regu larly selected state central committee. \Ve must go to the people with high •and patriotic motives combined with enough prudence to give them effect. majority shall continue to rule the ,'^frmocracy of California. Let us go ; out promising to strike down the spe c-Sal privileges that are sapping the life blood of this state and some of its communities. ft "A gentleman in San Francisco may \u25a0 sneer at me and attempt to' criticise . me' by innuendo or directly. I care not tfor that. I say to him that- when San Francisco and some of its democracy were palsied with moral cowardice I \u25a0was not afraid to be there on the firing \u25a0 line and to stand there. I oropose to keep up the same old light. I propose to *tay on the firing line because I be lieve that is where every true soldier belongs. I stand for an open and above board democracy. The democratic mountain in this state will not go to . any Mohamet. I am, going to submit my cause to the people. lam going to look over the heads of men and Into the • eyes of the people. MOOSER TAKES E*CEPTIOX Louis Mooser of San Francisco voiced §the only protest after Bell had been K'lven a tremendous, ovation. . t Mooser declared that he was for Bell and would h*lp Bell realize any of his ambitions, ; Rut he could not har an attack on the democracy of San Francisco without -. *• protesting. Francisco was In the limelight •". • ;«^"oughout the day. .It was San : Fran - cJsco that furnished ; the only, row be- - forp the committee on credentials. .'The ft«fforts of Bell's friends, to head off the • fctiu Francisco deraocratic'^clubs' . de- mands for recognition were abortive. There was no failure to deliver the bumping:, the anti-McNabites were fore doomed to receive. The San Francisco Call. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHONE KEAB.W S6 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1910 EDITORIAL Mr. Schwcrla in a clo«e corner. rage 8 Farfs about Ocean Shore railway. Page 8 Whnt we insj- Pip«-ct from Roof-eTelt. Pagre 8 Topsyturvyy turvy reayoDia^ almut exposition. Pngi 8 CITY Voud» girl's b»auty is marred by acid tbrowpr. ' Pace 1 Robert Byington exonerated by coroner's Jury fur Perez death. Page 5 Judge Lopptt guest of San Francisco business man at reception. page 3 Press club show will be long and good with souvenir program. Pas* 9 City purrbases last of needed prirate lnnd holdings in Yosemite. . . Pace 18 Bride-elect's illness delays Kirkpatrick-Mac- Ponald weddiDg a week. Pace 5 Attorney Rped declares he resigned voluntarily from Reynolds company. Pace IS Railroadman would willingly *ell "l'JOO" Lin coln p*>«ny for "five Fpot." Pace 8 Departure of railroad kings strengthens prob ability of traffic agreement. Page 18 r. J. Anger is elected president of board of directors of French hospital. Page 16 New federal grand jury, drawn and sworn in, ejects C. W". Fay secretary. Page 9 Contest of will of Julius Friedman commences with disagreement of attorneys. Page 4 SUBURBAN University prepare? to celebrate Founders' <J«J". Page 11 Key Route agrees to Oakland's claim to tide land?. rage 11 "Gravity" type of quay wall Is chosen by b<>ard of works. Page 11 In quarrel with neighbors woman uses cun and lan<is ia city jail. Page 10 Mr*. Ida Mansfield Wilson and husband recon ciled after fix years. Page 10 Miss Jean Tys->n and Harry Weihe married at bride's parents' home. Page 5 Mayor Mott outlines plan for municipal con trol of water eyvtem. Page 11 California council, Y. M. "1., to give dance at Adeipbiau ball, Alameda. Page 11 Improvement of docks and commerce of Oak land discussed at banquet. Page 11 Southern I'acine commences grading extension of electric line from Melrose. Page 10 Ml*s Maude Bretnorton and John Little are t«"cret!y married at San Rafael. Page 10 COAST Man and wife hoid posse at bay for many hours. Page 3 Railroad superintendent e>ingle handed gains victory over 14 hoboes. Page 4 All Fresno mourns at funeral of the late Com modore Fulton G. Berry. Page 4 Doctor Cock's MoKinley fake exposed by expe dition that ascends mountain. Page 3 stormy convention of clubwomen closes peace fully: Long Beach next meeting place. Page 3 EASTERN Potter to claim Mrs. Depew as bride to i day. pa Ke 3 First of oil burning torpedo boat destroyer fleet launched. Page 12 Svulpt.»r Robert A itken finishes clay model for bust of President Taft. Page 3 North Dakota "Russell" branded as impostcr j by jodge and claim dismissed. Page 3 Banker to b«- extradited from New York to face Pittsburg bribery charge. Page 3 FOREIGN Roosevelt agrees to address national conserva- I tion congre??. fuse 1 Japan will promulgate new reciprocity land ownership restriction law. Page 3 Belief is that trouble between Peru and Ecuador will be amicably settled. Page 111 Uichard C. Kerens, American ambassador, is received l>y Emp«ror Francis Joseph. Page 3 SPORTS Oakland and Berkeley high school teams to clash. Page 13 Lives of St. Louis player* happy if new rules arc observed. Page 12 Western athletic club plans series of events for the near f otnre. Page 12 Boston Americans are coming to California to train next year. Page 13 St. Louis sports will come in special train to *cc the big battle. >- Page 12 Vernon take*- early lead and wins from the Seals, score 6 to 3. Page 13 Tommy Burns refuses to fight Langford unless he is paid 125,000. . Page 12 JeST dons mitts with Sam Berger, but fails at sensational shewing. Page 12 Wolgast # wants $20,000 and major share of pictures to box again. Page 12 Owen Moran arrives to prepare for coming bout with Tommy McCarthy. \; * \); Page 12 Angels nose ont Oaks 4 to 3 and ma^te debut on Valencia street lot. "Page 13 Harry Baker returns home and signs to box Percy Cove at Oakland. , - Page 12 Public school* athletic league urges teaching of swimming to scholars. - Page 12 GlidJrn tour path finder car for 1910 : leaves Cincinnati on 3.000 mile trip. 'Page 3 Chapman beats Thompson In three ; cushion billiard match at the Graney. ' Page 13 Handballers put In strenuous night of competi tion at Pastime athletic clnb. Page 13 Timely hitting wins for Portland, Ducks beat isg Senators by score of 3 to 2. Page 13 St. Jam*s* school baseball team wins over St. Joseph's in the Catholic league. Page 13 Mcdlark* reward the form brigade,' four .favor.' itec finishing first at Emeryville. Page 12 MARINE Liner Sierra'^ behavior in heavy sea delights passengers. Page 17 SOCIAL Entertainment of brides elect eclipses all social interest of week. Page 8 LABOR Treaaurer of labor council resigns to take cen sus In manufacturing district. Page 0 MAKE BLUNDER IN LIGHT CONTRACT Com pany Asks , to Have Agree ment Abrogated BERKELEY. April 12.— Having sub mitted a bid for arc. lights and for an all night schedule of lighting this city the figures of. which they claim' were transposed by mistake, the Berkeley electric lighting company 1 wants the council to reconsider the bid.' .£.\u25a0\u25a0 The mat ter; has 'been, referred to City Attorney Frank Stringham for^ an examination of the contract which*the city entered Into with. the ; lighting 'company ' Britton claims that the bid submit ted for , $6.30 an; arc light per month for the allnight -moonlight schedule and $4.50 -per light without regard to the schedule,; had" -'been '• transposed." ThT- councilfat its last ac cepUd the : $4.50 irate, thinking; It was a bona fide^ bid, :' and Intended ; as 'such by, the company..- :, SM/FRA]reiSCO^ ML ,13, kMO; ROOSEVELT IN SYMPATHY WITH PINCHOT'S AIMS Indicates Feelings by Agreeing to Deliver Address at Con= servation Congress • Efforts Made to Induce Former President to Take Part in - Fall Campaign By JOHN CALLAN O'LOUGHLIN [Special Cable to The Call] (Copyright bj the Tribune Co.. Chicago. 1010.) . PORTO -MAURIZIO, Italy, April 12.— Gifford Pinchot left Porto Maurizio this evening bearing the promise of Theo dore Roosevelt -that he will deliver an address before the national conserva tion congress, .which will meet some where in the middle west in the early part of September. The fact of Roosevelt's acceptance can only be regarded as an indication that he is in entire sympathy with the fight the former forester has made for the Roosevelt policies as he has inter preted them. When Roosc\*eft speaks there is no doubt that he will em phatically reiterate the views he has constantly expressed in his annual mes sages, in his addresses in favor of the protection of the water power sites from the grasp of monopolies, on the preservation of the forests by govern ment regulation and on. the exploita tion of mineral deposits, etc. : That he in any way will attack the Taft administration is not for a mo ment believed; at the same time he will make clear he stands for the principles he inaugurated in the way he outlined them. Pinchot Stil? Smiles Pinchot left Porto Maurizio smiling, but still reticent, though deeply appre ciative of Roosevelt's promise to ad dress the organization he created. Un questionably the men who have fol lowed Pinchot can take real Comfort from the simple announcement made today. Pinchot will arrive in New York about May 1. The address Roosevelt will make before the conservation con gress will'be one of a number he will deliver. .He will speak in Cheyenne the latter part of August, at the John Brown battlefield dedication in Kan sas, probably in San Antonio, Tex., and also before the Hamilton club in Chi cago. No expectation need be entertained that he will discuss politics in any of his speeches. The reason is that he be lieves that he should confine himself entirely to the great principles to which he has committed himself in the past and for which he still stands. Aid for Campaign Sought Strong efforts are being made to in duce Roosevelt to take part in the com ing fall campaign. The pressure is coming from all sources and all fac tions, but he is giving no indication of what he will do. He is being appealed to as the only man who can save the party from certain defeat, the repub licans evidently regarding the result In Lovering's district and elsewhere as a warning of what may be expected in November. In this matter. also Roose velt is awaiting until his arrival home before Indicating what his decision may be. Pinchot Bids Roosevelt Adieu BY ASSOCIATED PEESS PORTO. MAURIZIO, Italy, April 12.— After spending a second day with Roosevelt, the afternoon being occu pied in another long tramp into . the mountains, Glfford left for Zurich tonight, seemingly* in a happy state of mind. He still declined to make any statement' with reference 'to his conference with the former presi dent, but his beaming countenance was as eloquent as words. : "Will you say whether you, are sat isfied with t the result" of your visit?" was asked; Uut Pinchot only smiled broadly. Roosevelt evidently is not greatly exercised over conclusions that may be drawn in the United States from the announcement made today that he had accepted an invitation from the former chief forester to address the national conservation, congress this summer Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt dined alone with' M^ss Carew at the Carew villa and spent a' quiet eevning. .- Kermit with several friendsteok a motor trip along the coast r <extending the" journey beyond the French . frontier to Monte Carlo, where he, dined and passed the evening. Former Mayor Phelan of San Fran cisco," who was -expected to visit the former president today, failed to put In; an appearance. : The businessmen , of Porto Maurizio have seized the occasion of Roosevelt's presence and the • honorary citizenship conferred 'upon him* to 'launch 'a boom for the town, which they hope will soon become the resort of the Italian Riviera and attract foreign; visitors, especiaily Americans. - :..',;;-- '.A \u25a0' /\u25a0;'.'"\u25a0.: : •'. .-\u25a0-..'. '; This afternoon they, inaugurated a big scheme to transfer the little harbor Into ;a; great; port to "Porto -.Umberto." They, 'have - also planned . extensive improvements in the town. . v _ \u0084 '.'_' ..;';-. ''.' r- :l :;' ; \u25a0':.\u25a0.-;\u25a0', Present; for British -Museum ; y LONDON. .April ' : 12.— Former dent Jfloosevelt, it is': "announ'ced.Vwill recognize.; the .Engl[sh*o courtesies. ,ex- . Continued ? on . Page 22 j1;j 1 ; Column 'V WIFE OF LUX ESTATE HEIR STORMS COURT Invades Bench, Hammering on • the Desks and Shouting "I Protest" Judge Discreetly Ducks Behind Chair; Woman Lls Finally Led Away r [Special I Dispatch to The Call] SAN JOSE. Apri) 12.— Stalking up the aisle, waving her arms and crying, "I protest," Mrs. Charles Lux, wife of the incompetent heir to the estaet of th« late cattle king of this county, almost broke, up the hearing of the investiga tion into the trustees' accounts this afternoon. Intoxicated and wild eyed, the woman made her way past the at torneys'' tables, past the clerk's desk and up the steps to the judge's bench, pausing to bang her fists on available pieces of furniture and reiterating "I protest." Irv turn she shouted to the at torneys, the clerk and the judge that she protested, and his. honor, recovering from his surprise, declared that he was ready to believe that she really did pro test. . , Ducks Behind Chair Believing it best •to humor the wonian, Judge Gosbey, who is hearing the' case, quit his immense easy' chair and ducked behind it. Mrs. Lux im mediately and confidently appropriated the bench and continued her protesta tions from there, while his honor stood his chair and tried to. persuade her to desist and quit the courtroom. Lean ing far over the deck, she pointed dra matically at the attorneys, witnesses and spectators and to each in turn, calling*them by name, remarked: "I have something to say to you." Before she .could say it Bailiff Pix ley, who lo^g before had settled him self for -his usual comfortable after noon siesta, had been awakened by the racket and had reached the desk. •. Per-" suadedlby the bailiff and her husband's attorneys, the woman, still protesting, was led from the'eourtroom. The case interrupted today by the plaintiff's "wife is one which has at tracted gerierajinterest. In'lDOo Henry Lux' left proper.ty valued at nearly^ $60,- OOOin triist: with two of his daughters, Mrs. Lena Macßride, who occupies the Lux mansion in -East San Jose, and Mrs. Lizzie " M. Potts of Berkeley, for his : son Charles, whom he considered incapable' of handling his own affairs. Conflicting' Xh'afges Charles Lux claims that from his estate' he has received but a trifle, more tha,n $1,000- and is asking for an ac counting, from his sisters of their care of the property. ,;\u25a0 Hie "- attorneys' claim that' thre ', is still in money and prop erty: about $57,000, while the tfu.sfees' assert there is but $21,000,' and give as the treason for the shrinkage that much of | the corporation -stock which com prised .'a. large part ; of the estate has depreciated .' in value =and they were forced 'to -sell -to- meet' demands, made on [the estate; : Mrs^ Lux is a sister ; in \u25a0 law of former pistrlct'Attorney. J. H. Camp bell, her husband's -attorney. ' - j ASKS PERMISSION TO ' CHANGE HIS POLITICS [ Special Dispatch . to . The • Call ] > \u25a0 .1 "7 SACRAMENTO, April \u25a0'•l2.'-iA:- petition' for. r the- superior court's JtpermissionHto change his ;f romtdemocraticrto republican^ after^ he] had .registered/ was made'S today <Zby -^George /;*AV* Moaner j of.: Brlghtori,\ who .is i an j aspirant ifor| the' position! of 5 constable Yof Ithatitownship/ •Mosher^intended^to'i register^ as fay re-j publican 'two years* ag6,*?but p the | regis- : tration \ clerk fputi him tdownTasfa 5 demo"-' c r at. He was den fed nqmin at i on; .blanks tqJrunVaiJafrepublicahi'Jsbshasibrought' sultagairißtUlieicounty.celrk.^; "'-..-•> V Acid Shot in Girl's Face Jove Mad Boy Accused Miss Ruth Frances Wilson, the young woman who Jvas disfigured for life by a fiend who threw acid into her face yesterday/ afternoon, and facsimile of the introduction of one of the letters with which he Kad persecuted her. WOMAN'S ALLEGED "AFFINITY" SUED Retired Merchant Accuses a Fresno OH Magnate of Alienating Affections [Special Dispatch to The Call] FRESNO, April 12.— Declaring . that the .defendant, James A.' Ward, an oil magnate and former* chief of the: fire department of. this city, had so alien ated \u25a0 the affections of Taylor's wife by improper conduct that she had left him, P. ;C.; ; Taylor,'; a retired" cigar' merchant of this city/ today filed suit \ in the'su perior) court ,. to recoveV. $50,000 dam ages from' Ward. : # . r ; In the .^complaint - : are contained al legations of -a' sensational nature.-Tay lor alleges -that Ward frequently; vis ited ; while he; (Taylor) - was away,;thatw he r . presented .her ; with jewelry." and f sought >In every; way to alienateSher "affection:: /' - \u25a0 The; filing; of? this "suit today V marks the, culmination .• of ;, trouble, which has been brewing] since June, t1909.t 1909. During that -'month, .'Taylor came home j[ one night and found ;Ward'at his home. As he jthreatened violence (toWard, the: po-, lice r] were 5 called ; and: ; b6thf; men 'were taken Jto" police''^ headquarters. '-^'.Taylor .was ;;-:prostrated s ;\ afterward •*' by "\u25a0'. "the trouble,?- but plater.- recovered -and -went south/ :~ ''\u25a0'\u25a0'- \ i .. ..'.'.-:^ .- \u25a0 - - . •\u25a0_ ;;Thei police /endeavored in every way to; suppresß\the;lncldeht,i;but | the; story of "the af air was told :.by»neighborsi ,who' witnessed,' ahd s it was made public. FIRE - CAUSES PANIC— A * flre . started .' In the" \u25a0. : rear ; of; the • stores \u25a0 «t .: 1C42 . Flllmore i street ; oc -£,cnple<l' bj-,Albert Sinalnoff,-* ladiesV tailor. » and t •\u25a0'\u25a0 Mrs.t G. i A.> Walker .* milliner." shortly ; after - 8 \u25a0 i; o'clock | Moiklrjt . nlght,"and' a : panic \ was | caused -. among < the t women -^and i children j In . a . nirkelo ".* deon i adjoining ;\u25a0 the I store.".:.- They ' all ; got * out . any casualty. \u25a0'.\u25a0• r- •• ,~ • ." - \u25a0 ,-- • CIRCUS ;i COMING iTO iTOWN-^The i Sells Floto '.g circus * asked*' the jMiperrlgors'-i permission i yes- Ir* tprday.i to \u25a0 hnid- perf oraninees In \u25a0\u25a0. the i lot? at <\u25a0 the y^rornerjot fcMarkrti Hndg Twelfth istreett "from r * May;6,to:ilay 0 inclusiTC \u25a0,-'\u25a0\u25a0. / I; 'YESTEIWkX4r-Cteer; northwest wind; I maximum' temgeratute' 62, !. minimum 50. light :.-\u25a0> "?UQTth>.wind, changing Jo brisk west CANADIAN TRUSTS TO BE REGULATED Bill'-: Before \ Parliament Provides for Commissions to Inves : - . tigate Combinations OTTAWA, Ont.. April 12. — Regula tion of trusts Is the obect of a govern ment bill which McKenzle King, minis ter of labor, offered today for adoption by the- Canadian parliament. • The ". bill provides where complaint is made that a'trust or a combination is operating unduly to enhance prices or for restraint? of trade,, a commission shalUbeappointed with power to make a thorough; investigation. In urging j approval , of ' the* bill King said its "obect was not to do away with trusts 'and combinations. ' A. lesson had been- taken 'from the* experiences of the United States, as it had been found im possible to enforce the Sherman .law without destroying business, he said. DEMANDS ANOTHER HOSPITAL INVESTIGATION Report on Doctor Gassaway, Not ; to Liking of. Furuseth [Special DUpatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, April 12.— Andrew Furuseth has laid before Assistant Sec retary Hillesof the treasury a demand for an .independent investigation pf the San Francisco marine hospital by Special Treasury Agent Arthur F. Statter, . who is now ,in San Diego. Furuseth gave Hilles additional facts and insisted Uhat the treasury should not be content with an Investigation of thd hospital by its own friends in the marine hospital service. «;; The report of Doctor Carrington Is now; in Hilles' hands. ,' It is a clean bill of health for Doctor Gassaway, the purport being that the charges against Gassaway ; are mere sailors* yarns. Hilles is absent from Washington and will ; not, return until -Tdursday. . Senator, ': Perkins r- said today that If another investigation' was not ordered soon: he 1 would -bring the matter again to the attention of thetreasury depart "Ji 11 !*' f wltn>: a request for a ; thorough' inquiry." v- ..> K'i^'rt. 'v'.-.j \u25a0— • \u25a0-.-\u25a0-,\u25a0; . CRIMINALS SENTENCED— Two'*je*T*<'lmtirl* \u25a0-\u25a0 '>>>mrnt in 8«n Qiifiulu tt.ts inifiosprt by Jml~r Punne .yesterday, on NirtnWiUlamv* wnricted ? %™ f .J«? tprl ?? '*?'"/«»»*«r /with intent - ; to : rt>t>.- W Mil a ois I Jeffpr.-". ?who ' »n>}e : «-arp«>nters', - tool*; \u25a0it *"\u25a0• ' sent : t<»* the ! same c prison : for ' one ye«r by „ . -Judge ;Cabanis*..i\ \u25a0_.:, , . \u25a0;, _ . . , "i PRICE FIVE CENTS. FIEND MARS WOMAN'S BEAUTY Squirts Deadly Acid in Face of Miss Ruth Wilson and Makes Escape YOUTH WHO PERSECUTED GIRL WITH LOVE SOUGHT Threatened Vengeance When Plea Was Rejected and Is Accused by Victim DETECTIVES FIND CRIME WAS CAREFULLY PLANNED WITHIN* a few steps of her fath er's home Ruth Frances Wil son, a beautiful student of the Lowell high school, was the victim of a vicious attack yesterday, which will probably result in the loss of her left eye and the disfigurement of- hei countenance 'for life. From a hidden position behind a high board fence more than an ounce of hydrochloric acid was squirted intc the face of the pretty schoolgirl, and while she shrieked with agony the perpetrator of the outrage made hii escape. Without the slightest hesi tation, however, the victim, her parents and the police charge the fiendish crime to a young man masquerading under the name of aVn Camp Redfern, who for more than 18 months had protested a soul consuming love for the young girl and had burdened her life with his offensive attentions. Letters Threaten Girl In addition to the direct accusation of Redfern by the family and the po lice, are numerous letters addressed to the girl by him, in which are-por trayed the frantic efforts of the young man to secure recognition of his suit with the threat, should he fail, of wreaking his vengeance on the object of his insane affection . "Taking their inspiration from these missives the police of San Francisco and all the bay cities took up the hunt for the young man last night, and no tified the authorities at all points on the coast to keep a watch for him. Although she had received a threat ening letter fr,om Redfern a short time before, Ruth Wilson felt no alarm, and yesterday afternoon left her home at 1624 Octavia street to go to her tailor to have a suit fitted. Acid Strikes Girl "Sh« crossed the street diagonally to ward the northwest corner of Sutter and Octavia, where a high board fence Incloses a vacant lot. Within 30 feet of the corner her attention was at tracted to a hole in the fence by a cough repeated several times. As she turned her head the contents of a large black syringe were squirted into her face. She screamed and tottered for ward into the arms of Melrose Mendel, a traveling salesman, of 1406 Post street, who at the time was waiting for a car. • "Myaeyes are becoming blind!" the girl shrieked. Rubbing frantically at her eyes and the. side of her face, the girl • endeavored to get away, but Mendel, quickly realizing what had happened, took her into the office of Doctor Herrington at 1523 Sutter street. '\u0084 As he turned to cross the street with the girl, who was shrieking in agony, Mendel saw a young man Jump from behind the fence In Octavia street and run toward Bush. Recall Threatening Letter Joseph A. ..Wilson, the girl's father. who is general deputy of the National union, and his wife were quickly noti fied and as soon as they reached the side of their daughter recalled with horror the last threatening letter which the girl had received from Red fern. "You will be mine four weeks from today," the love crazed youth' wrote, "or by the gods I will launch a worse thunderbolt than Jove himself." A hasty examination ' disclosed the* fact that the acid had entered the glrfs left 'eye. burning it\ badly, and after preliminary* treatment she was rushed in an automobile to the offices of Dr. Louis C. Deane, an eye specialist In the Union Square building, from which place she was taken to the Mount Zion hospital. Crime Carefully Planned The, police had been notified of " the fiendish crime, and within an hour after Its o- commission Detective Sergeant Frank McGrayne with Detectives Rob ert.Wren and Mansfield F. Joy were in possession of all the facts. A search of " the" ground in back of ' the fence disclosed a hard, rubber syringe flve Inches long, which 3till contained some of the. powerful acid. The hole In the fence had been' newly cut, and along side of it were the initials "E. W." Scattered about also were the remains of some sandwiches » which had 'bean wrapped in a jajer baj, aad, coasts '