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Vasquez, the California Bandit Will appear in THE SUNDAY £ ALL VOLUME CVIL— NO. 137. MAY ASSESS ALL OCEAN SHORE STOCKHOLDERS Courts Will Be Asked to Inter vene in Affairs of Bank rupt Railroad J. Howard Smith of Berkeley Will Enter Suit in the^ Circuit Division Will Submit Authorities to Show That State Laws \u25a0f Allow Action STERN measures are about to be instituted in the affairs of the Ocean Shore _ railway company, tvhlrh, if successful, will lead to the promoters and stock holders of the ompany paying up enough money to put the road on its feet. Proceedings will be begun In the United States circuit court on Monday next requesting the court to levy an isspffment upon the stockholders of cue bankrupt Occar shore railway com pany and to order Receiver Frederick \u25a0v Stratton to "demand, sue for and receive from present and former stock -solders of the Ocean Shore railway :omp"any sufficient moneys to pay the ictus of that corporation." J. Howard -v.jiih of the Hotel Carlton, Berkeley, served notice on the receivers and in tervenors that he will bring such ac tion. Smith is a bond holder and in jervenor In the bankruptcy proceed- '• . . ;!i£s. Proceedings Are Rare '''\u25a0*; ' The proposed proceedings, while not • novel, are rare and radical. The pur-: pose I- to have tW court order the I stock holders of tne road to pay in : •• money until the finances of the cor / poration are rehabilitated and the road may be finished. The board of exam ;. iners recently reported that the road II < ould be completed for $5,000,000, and, furthermore, that It should be com pleted. The examiners were A. W. Fos ter. Virgil Bogue and Colonel Heuer. The statement of facts in the case, which Trill be filed with the Smith pc : «'uon next Monday, will recite that v.ere was at the time the Ocean Shore went into th» hands of the receiver, the floating indebtedness was $1,900. •<on. Also, that of the authorized bond ed Indebtedness of $5. 000,000, $3,102,600 had b"en issued and J1,55»2.900 had been pledged, leaving in thp treasury bonds to the par value of $4,500 and 27 cents in cash. It will also be asserted that the en tire issue of 50,000 shares of capital = tock. of the par value of $100 a share, had been issued, but that no more than $45 per share had been paid into the capita,l stock. It will be alleged that the board of directors "have failed and : neglected to call in the unpaid capital or further assess the stock holders to pay the debts of the company or com p-lete the construction of its road." ; Will Show Authorities The aims of the proceedings to be instituted by J. Howard Smith will be ". described as follows in the petition: •First, to provide funds to pay the v.icoet of litigation and the expenses of -.-. receivership. "Second — To preserve Intact the cov • >nants of the deed of trust made to £>; the Mercantile trust company. ; .' "Third — To save the property of t»ie -\u25a0•\u0084•\u25a0•\u25a0 company from further l^«s, to restore -.its credit and facilitate the completion • ;.. of the road." ;.V.v Attached to the petition will be a "fist of authorities, including the rul ings of the late Chief Justice Fuller '•\u25a0 ' of the United States supreme court, • . Judge Ross of the circuit court of this district and other eminent jurists, to show that under the laws of California ' a court ot equity can **fp in ami rail sifKessr-.e'-ts on stock ho Car a in c*r- -wv-ich are in the bankruptcy >-,rt. COLONEL ASTOR BALKS AT PLANS FOR CHILDREN Wife Returns to* Lo ndon After Paris Meeting [Special Dispatch to The Call] '\u25a0 LONDON, April 15. — Mrs. Ava Will ing A^tor has just returned from the hctH Bristol in Paris, where she met \u25a0 Colonel John Jacob Astor, whom she divorced, and their son, Vincent Astor. \ formal family council was held rpjrarding Vincent Astor's visits to his mother and in relation to certain finan . <rial arrangements. Mrs. Astor's friends have gained the impression that she did not carry all - her points, as Colonel Astor Insisted /-'\u25a0 that some of his wishes should be •\u25a0','• V.carried out. r-\.r -\. Mrs. Astor's plan was to take her son \u25a0 and daughter to Cannes, but it was ar ranged finally tJiat she and her children should go to Waldorf, Astor's residence, Cliveden, where they will remain until Vincent \Astor returns to New York. „ Th<? laundry drivers' union reports tfn.t the ball It recently gave In Golden Gate Commandery hall for the bene •<Ufit of the Ant!- Japanese laundry league *has retted |1»»7 but when all out standing tickets are accounted for the amount probably will be Increased to ?ISO. " -i. The San Francisco Call. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHOMB KEARXY 86 SATURDAY. APRIL 16, 1910 EDITORIAL Secretary Dickinson and Panama sm-ti"c*. V. 12 >>gleet of the Presidio reservation. Page 12 Hard work to prpparn Prarl harbor. Pace 12 Prof. E. A. noKS on tljc newspapers. Page 12 •\u25a0Tlir» plargxound of America." Page 12 REAL ESTATE Relii-s of mound builders 'oiilul by workmen at Fairfax manor. I'nue 15 Sir*" of new TuHnian shops in Itichniond will be s<~ene of activity. Page 17 Coliseum to have bisjrest floor space of auy building in the world. I'ajje ]5 Wont Clay park, new residential section, being uinrketed by Lyon &. Hoag. Page 17 <JoTrrnment discbarges two employes after 30 years' service for getting old. Pajf* U Eight million dollars' worth of buildings planned Is tlie record for. the. current week. Paice 15 Mission Promotion association secures appro priation for improving playgrounds. Page 17 CITY Memorial home will be built for Episcopal ! divinity school in this city. ra C( i ( G. A. R. women to present flno flag to Oakland nlirh school. Page 13 Great Olympic gamps to be held at the lf>ls exposition. Vntsc 2C i Annual report of state banks of March 29 j *hows increased holdings. Paurf 14 Jwlge Lovett leaves for east: will return in June to plan improvements. Page 14 C. J. Wirier, Tacoma murderer, captured here under peculiar rirenmstances. Pape !» Board of health accused of disobeying injunc tion by sanitary inspector. Paf?e 2tf James It. Martin, pouuiless. live* at Palace, but can not pay $l<x> alimony. Page 14 Melville E. Stone sheds li*ht on reported ••knocks"' by Commander Peary. fixe 14 Customs appraiser refuges to exclude public from inquiry repardins antiques. Pate 13 SUBURBAN Ordinance urged to bar boys from public pool rooms. Pace IS Mills college women to present classic play in new theater. Page 19 j Inquiry board fails to fix Manic for shortage | in Lubbock's office. Page 19 ' Dr. Jordan of Stanford score* President Taft i and lauds Roosevelt. I'ajje 10 I | F.ipht stories to be added to Realty Syndicate | building in Oakland. Page IS ; Wedding days set by society girls and parties j planned in their honor. Page 19 l.'ncle Sam's people counters encounter obsti nate trio in city of Oakland. Pace 1$ ; Bronze tablet to memory of commissioners dis appt-ars from fire cccine house. Pase IS Oakland real estate men optimistic, piany in quiries being received for home sites. Page lfl COAST Tens of thousands of post cards to boost raifin day. i'»c 11 First etate irrigation t-onpress to be held lv Stockton today. Vnge 14 Independent oil produrers merge Coalinfa agency in Jfern coucty body. Page 13 EASTERN Literary circles interested In poet in Minnesota prison. Page 11 "Prosecution in Ballinger-Pinchot inquiry holding to its bijr guns in reserve. Page 10 SPORTS Local Staters cosed out by Sacramento in close finish, score 5 to 4. Page 20 Commuters rally when Angels blow up and square accounts with fans. ' Page 20 Pick of interior valley athletes entered for meet at today. . Page 20 Seals break Vernon's winning streak and take Los Angeles game, 8 to 5. I'uce 20 Miles at 40 to 1 romps out of interference and wins handicap at Kmeryville. Page 20 Gretna Green, hoodoo horse, wins the opening Carter handicap at Aqueduct. Page 20 MARINE Manohuria's surgeon vaccinates S3S people in 22 hours. Page 25 SOCIAL Many brilliant weddings will be celebrated this month. Pase 12 BELL'S OPPONENTS MAY SPLIT PARTY W. R. Hearst's Paper Attempts to Force Joseph Call Into Bourbon Fight [Special Dispctch- to The Call] LOS V ANGELES. April 15.— Efforts to induce Joseph Call to oppose Theodore Bell in the primaries as candidate for Governor have caused a tremendous up roar in the ranks of the Los 1 Angeles democracy, and unless Call positively declines the party is likely to be rent asunder. Simultaneously with the publication in a democratic newspaper of a signed statement by Albert Xorton, county chairman, reaffirming his adherence to Bell, there appeared in W. R. Hearst's local newspaper "Interviews" with a dozen or more prominent democrats advocating Call for governor. This stirred up a hornet's nest. While Norton was declining to reit erate his advocacy of Bell, presumably because he did not wish to antagonize the Hearst faction, several of those "in terviewed" in the Hearst . newspaper were repudiating the published state ments and declaring themselves first, last and all the' time for Bell for gov ernor, for Timothy Spellacy for lieu tenant governor and for Call as rail road commissioner. Spellacy's candidacy has just been announced, and it is declared that this action has turned a number from Call to Bell on the theory that the candi dates for both governor and lieuten ant governor should not be from the southern part of the state. Stripped of fireworks and oratory, the situation appears to be that Call will be persuaded against becoming a can didate for governor and that the Bell adherents will prevail over /the Hearst faction that is now endeavoring to in duce Call to enter the race. , BREAKS MILE RECORD LOS ANGELES, April 15.-i The. Los Angeles high school relay team yester day broke the w v orld's preparatory school record. for a mile, covering the distance in 3:27 1-5., The former holder of. the record was the manual training high school of Brooklyn,' at 3:30 1-5. SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1910. AUSTRIA PAYS ROYAL HONORS TO ROOSEVELT Home of Unyielding Aristocracy Bows Before Representa tive of Democracy Former President Is Cheered by Throngs on His Arrival in Vienna By JOHN CALLAN O'LOUGHLIN [Special Cable to The Call] (Copyright by tbe TrLbune Co.. Chicago, 1910.) VIENNA. April 15. — Here in the most aristocratic city of the most aristocratic counfry in the world, Theodore Roose velt, a democratic representative of the most democratic republic that ever ex isted, was, received imperially by the government and enthusiastically by the people. The Sudan gave Roosevelt a wel come when he emerged from the jungle that was barbarous in its setting of barbaric splendor. Egypt threw off her lethargy of ages to greet the distin guished American, and was aroused by his daring attack upon the assassina tion of her ruler. Italy gave him a royal and popular reception, the latter especially at Porto Mauritzio, which could not have been eclipsed by a town of equal size anywhere in America. Paid Royal Honors Here in Austria, the seat of the most powerful aristocracy, the home of un yielding -etiquet, this democrat, who last night mingled in a train with fel low Americans -as a man among men, today had imperial honors paid him and carried them off with the same equa nimity and the same characteristic camaraderie he displays at home. It is hardly necessary to say that Roose velt is not at all dazed at what is being donei for him. As a matter of fact, he accepts it as his right, just as every good American should. He has not sought the audiences which are being accorded him, as they have come to him, and this is a gratifying thing to American pride, because he is looked upon as a vigorous representative of a vigorous and powerful republic of the new world, f Roosevelt has said time and time again tbat no matter how great a man might be, he would receive compara tively slight recognition were not his country strong. And he finds in the re ceptions that are being extended to him less cause for personal . gratification than as a demonstration of the wis dom of his policy for a strong navy, of which he has consistently been an ad vocate. Blow at Aristocracy To say that Roosevelt's stay in Aus tria is entirely pleasing to the aris tocracy probably would be untrue; not that they do not admire and respect him as one of the very great men of the world, but because he typifies a tri umphant democracy, and because he is a striking illustration to the people of the power they have in themselves. The Austrian aristocracy is breaking down. The people are shaking from their limbs its shackles. Their realiza tion of what Roosevelt is and of what he typifies was demonstrated again and again today when, thousands of people collected before his hotel to see him leave and re-enter, and when other thousands lined the sidewalks along the palace or the emperor's hussars parade ground, and by their respectful removal of their hats, followed by the explosive •' **Hohoho," the national form of approval, and the handclapplng by the women. Baron yon Hengelmuller, Austrian aVnbassador at- Washington, as repre sentative in person of the sovereign met Roosevelt at the railroad station, as did American Ambassador R. C. Kerens" and his staff. Count Aerenthal received him promptly after breakfast, which paved the way, according to offi cial etiquette, to an audience with the emperor. Power of Democracy "He i-v receiving precisely the same honors as Kaiser Wilhelm or any other powerful sovereign," remarked one noble with some awe. It was a striking evidence to him of the position democ racy has' assumed in the "world. It Is natural that there should be some slight friction'ln a country such as this, but that which thus far has oc curred seems almost too trivial to men tion. For instance, some Americans here believe the American ambassador should have had charge of Roosevelt and not the . Austrian ambassador. Kerens dismissed" this suggestion by saying that- Roosevelt long, ago had made arrangements for: visiting Aus tria and Hungary through Baron Hen gelmuller and that some sensational journals" would like to stir up trouble between Austria arid- the Huns by using Roosevelt for this purpose. Roosevelt is tactfully keeping out of all such situations'. His every step is carefully considered before being taken in order that he may jjiot tread upon tender toes of any one. At the same time Roosevelt is proceeding, on the theory that the, right thing. is the right thing to do, just as he did in Rome. . '\u25a0"" Nobles Anxious to Please "' Picturesque, the 'drill ; of i the em peror's ' hussars today : was more in teresting as showing the anxiety of the Continued on Pace JO, Column 4 FATE COMBINES IN CAPTURE OF BRUTAL SLAYER Charles J. Wezler, Who Mur« dered Mother o! Divorced Wife, Is Caught Arrested as Suspicious Charac ter and Recognized by Police From Photo A fateful combination of- circum stances led to the imprisonment here yesterday of Charles J. Wezlor, who brutally murdered his divorced wife's mother, Mrs. Henry Schulz, at Gig Har bor, near Tacoma, April 4. Wezler was traced to this city through letters ad dressed to Mrs. Alma Lottie Freeman, with whom he lived in Portland, ap prehended through the vigilance of Kdward Pidgeon. mounted patrolman, who arrested the murderer merely a3 a suspicious character, and identified while in the docket at the city prison by detectives who had seen photo graphs of the slayer sent here by Chief of Police .1. M. Duley of Tacoma. lie was positively identified later by Mrs. Freeman in a dramatic scene in the prison. The woman fainted when Wezler denied he ever had seen her. Prisoner Breaks Down Confronted with indisputable evi dence, founded upon the murderer's actions here since his arrival from Portland by steamer April 8, the pris oner later broke down, under a grueling examination, and admitted his fdentity. He still denied, however, that he murdered Mrs. Schulz. This the Tacoma officials declare they can prove, and Chief Duley telegraphed congratulations to the local police last night. The authorities of Pierce coun ty, Washington, offered a reward of $500 a few days ago for Wezler's ar rest. Feeling in the north has run high since the crime, for Wezler, nursing a sense of wrong against his former mother in law, whom he accused of having come between him and his wife, lured her to a lonely part of the forest near Gig Harbor by a decoy/letter tell ing of the illness of Mrs. F. Habe recht.. another daughter. Wezler. con cealed himself along the road Mrs: Schulz had to take and shot her as she hastened to her daughter's home. Then he beat her head to a pulp with a club and dragged the body into the brush, where it was not found until April 9. May Attempt Lynching Chief Duley will send a special guard tb take the murderer north. It is feared the citizens of Tacoma may at tempt to lynch him. The local detective department had Wezler so surrounded that he never could have escaped, even had Police man Pidgeon, riding his beat on the Great Highway about 2 o'clock yester day morning, not arrested the mur derer as a suspicious character. Detec tive Sergeants Tim Bailey and Farrell had located the residence of Mrs. Alma Lottie Freeman at 1003 VS Valencia street and from her obtained postal cards and letters that acquainted them with the fact that Wezler intended to be at Dunn's saloon, 1118 Market street, to meet Mrs. Freeman yesterday morning. Recognized From Photo Detective George M. Geiman and Po liceman Louis J. Becker meanwhile, working on their own clew, had found Wezlerjs room and they also were about to *seize the murderer. When Pidgeon, innocent of ' the man's Iden tity, picked him up on the Great High way, found a revolver on him and booked him for carrying a concealed weapon he.wss as surely placing the long sought murderer in jail, though he was anticipating the fruition of the detective's days of working. Geiman and Becker were in Judge Shortall's court by accident when Wezler was ar raigned on the charge of carrying a concealed weapon/and they recognized the slayer from photographs in. their possession. '< Mrs. Freeman and Wezler met sev eral i times in the postoffice, to which Wezler was sending postal cards to the woman through general delivery, but . she denied yesterday that- she knew anything of the murder. Trie woman is the wife of a former United States soldier, C. F. Freeman, who de serted in time of peace aft-ar a record of valor in the Philippines ari.i was later pardoned. by the president through his wife's efforts. When Freeman de serted, here last fall the pair went to Portland and \u25a0 there the soldier was caught and sent to Alcatraz. ; His wii> remained in Portland, and, being out of funds, took up with Wezler. When she secured her husbandV release, she came to San Francisco. Her desultory correspondence with Wezler, found in his rooms in Portland, led- the -'search here" and resulted in his capture. Hated Mother in Law Wezler was living in this city at the Central lodging house, - Market and Sixth street,, where he got a tramp, James McMa'th, to write letters to the Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, and the Oregonian, Portland,: to the effect that Wezler had committed' suicide, also 'a letter to his .wife to go ahead with' her divorceV/McMath notified /the police Continued on Face 10, Coltuq* 5 MURDERER, TRACED BY LETTERS, IS CAPTURED The top picture is of the man believed to be Charles J. Wezler, wanted at Tacoma for the murder of his mother in lav>. BeloT» is a portrait of Mrs. Lottie Freeman, through ivhom he was traced, and also a facsimile of Wezler's. handwriting. CRIME OF OLD AGE CAUSES DISCHARGE Thirty Years of Faithful' Ser vice No Excuse With the ; Government r .. , .- ; The United States government; dis charged .two of the. oldest men in the customs service yesterday. 'Benjamin F. Small, 75 years old and for more than 30 years in the service, was the first one to go. He. was old. and had outlived his usefulness, so he was discharged. Small had $58 coming, and when he was handed the few dollars and told that his services were no. longer needed he broke. down, and cried. He has an in valid wife. During the last few months he had been absent from his duty,' as inspector, at the sugar refinery, ,on r ac count of sickness. Small when a young, man was prom inent In Nevada. He. was a man" of af fairs In that state and was -the pro prietor of "the Arlington hotel' in"Car son in"; the early days. .HJs character was tested in the days when - dishonest men were in the local custom house and hundreds of ; thousands \ of. dollars were made, by handling contraband' opium.- At that time Small was in the treasury department. -where he remained until recently, when he was made an in spector on the docks. . Perkins H. Bagley was the ' second old man.. to go. Bagley is 67 years old and has also been serving the United States government over 3o, years. He is a veteran of the civil war.and for many years has been a night -inspector on the water front. Bagley: has also been ill a€ odd times during the ;last year. : .•• U. OF C. DEBATERS DEFEAT' STANFORD M EN Berkeley Students .Opposed to Granting Suffrage to Women [Special Dispatch to The Call] rsTANFORiX- UNIVERSITY,; April >ls. The University of' California, debating team. tonight defeated the representa-, tives of Stanford before a? large audi ence, the | question being the granting of suffrage Ito women 7in the United States.. w California opposed giving .the fair -sex the right to vote." , .. Stanford- was represented .. by -three seniors,. P. J. Badkln,' J. E. Shelton and Q F. Mordan. while three under class men, VJ.J. Miller;* F.; M. -Shipper and'N.:B. Drury,- carried off the honors for , the state university. .,..,: ,' , '_.. -£\u25a0 . : . President X David \u25a0" Starrs Jordan pre sided at-thei debate, Iwhich- was 1 . held?in assembly lhall. \ j Many, women j present applauded -the utterances 'of theT Stanford team,; buti Shipper *scored heavily and presented what'c was} judged to be the, most convincing 'address, Wi THE WEATHER — Clear; maximum . tempera ture, 80; minimum, 54. FORECAST FOR TODAY— Fair; warm in the morning; cool in the afternoon; light north winds, changing to brisk west. BEATS ADMIRER OF HIS SISTER Young Railroadman Takes It Out Upon Caller to Whom He Objects OAKLAND, April 15. — Fred Carlson, a strapping ; .young Southern Pacific company yard employe, objected to the attention which R. J. Gray, a clerk in the Southern Pacific offices at Thir teenth street and Broadway, was pay ing to pretty Carrie. Carlson, Fred's sister. v Gray called -at the Carlson home/1217 Eighth street, Wednesday . evening to meet the young woman. Instead he encountered the belligerent' brother, who set upon the visitor and gave him a severe drubbing. '- Suchwas^the story Gray narrated to the .police court prosecuting attorney. .Carlson will be called upon in the police-court tomorrow to explain. Miss Carlson Is . between ' two fires. She rather likes -the young man. but still she can not quite forgive him for caus ing her. brother's arrest. EDITOR OF BYRON TIMES ACCUSED OF LIBEL Organizer for Prohibition Party Makes the Allegation [Special 'Dispatch to \u25a0 The . Call] MARTINEZ. April 15. — H. T. Ham mond, of the Byron* Times, Is defendant here In a trial for criminal libel -brought by. J. L. Hlmrod. an or ganizer for the prohibition party. The case is being heard by Justice Hayden. , Hlmrod : arrived |in Byron a month ago,' r and " Hammond attacked tbe or ganizer, stating In his paper that the man should be run out; of the town. -Former Ghief pf Police' Dishman of Los Angeles way a witness today. He told'of Hlmrod's life in Los Angeles, as It came under the scrutiny of the police department. . KING EDWARD'S BROTHER : WILL VISIT CHICAGO Reservations Made at Hotel for _ • .Duke of Connaught |§ CHICAGO, April 15.;— Reservations were made at a Chicago hotel today for. the' duke of Connaught,. brother of King Edward VII, who expects to visit Chicago in August. :D. "J. Murray, business agent of butchers*,, union,.N6." 1.-, said yesterday that \ there .was a- greater ' demand for Saturday < workers ; than there • had been for ;two. months/ ; There 'was : a job for every unemployed -man. PRICE FIVE CENTS. ACID THROWER DODGES POLICE IN LONG CHASE £uspect Proves His Innocence by Facing Girl's Parents After Arrest Ruth Frances Wilson, Her Mother and Girl Friend Deny Flirtation Story "'So matter how long it takes or what the difficulties, the pursuit/ ofi Van Camp Kedfern will be prosecuted vigorously until that young mjan Is captured and placed in jail. Every re source available to this department will be- drawn on and I am confident that before very long he will be fn custody. It is evident that he is b?3n~ pro tected by those with whom he livet recently and this may delay 3ii* arrest, but he will be run down.'* — Chl3f of Police John B. Martin. Failure to capture Van Camp Tted fern, accused of throwing: acid In the face of pr«tty Ruth Frames Wilson resulted in the issuance of orders by Chief of Police Martin yesterday in which he directed his subordinates t<> redouble their efforts to bring 1 to jus tice the alleged perpetrr.tor of the fiendish crime. Suspect Proves Innocence Early in the day A. D. Scott of 231* Bancroft way. Berkeley, took into cus tody R. C. Padgett, the young' man who pawned an overcoat at the Attell loan office April and exhibited to the broker the portrait of a beautiful younff girl, about whom he wove a tale of romance. Padgett had the photograph In his possession and at once agreed to come to San Francisco to face the par ents of Ruth Wilson at their residence, 1624 Octavia street. He did not answer the description off the missing Redfern and his innocence was quickly established. The photo graph of the girl exhibited by Padgett resembled that, of Ruth Wilson in a, general way, but proved to be a like ness of Miss Sarah Sweet, formerly of Xew Tork, but now residing with hep mother at- 2632 Durant avenue, Berke ley. After the elimination of Padgett tha police quickly disposed of the fanciful story told by R. Peterson, the amateur detective who declared that he saw Redfern on a >Haight street ear Thurs day morning. Former Convict Tracked This was followed by the elimination of a former convict, who answered the description of Redfern and excited tha interest of Detective Sergeant Me- Grayan and Detective Robert Wren for several hours. The police received telegrams from Slssons, Salinas and Monterey to tha effect that a young man answering Red fern's description had been seen in those places. Injured Girl Improves While the police were pursuing the young man accused of the crime Ruth Wilson showed further improvement at the hospital, although early yesterday she suffered great pain. Dr. Louis C. Deane, the eye specialist, said last night that the condition of her" left eye was still very critical. Joseph A. Wilson, father of tha pretty victim, accompanied by his wifp. visited the girl several ltm*s durinsr the day. During one of these visits the contents of a sensational article published yesterday mornins: were in advertently made known to the patient. The article stated that Ruth Wilson on one occasion had allowed Redfern to make desperate love to her in the gar den at the side pf the family residence while her mother watched from near by shrubbery. The little patient in dignantly denied the Implied reflection on her character, and was greatly grieved over the Injustice done her. Sensational Story False Miss Ruth Squires, a daughter of Rev. J. E. Squires, and a companion of Ruth Wilson, was given as authority for the sensational recital, while some of the details were supposed to have been supplied by her brother. To a representative of The Call Mis* Squires yesterday morning Indignantly denied ever having given the slightest ground for the attack on Miss Wilson, and characterized the published Inter view as vicious and slanderous. Mrs. Wilson resented the imputation that she had looked on while her* daughter made love to a youth who had \ been absolutely repulsive. 5 The fact that Redfern was repulsive to Miss .Wilson was also brought out yesterday by youthful boy companions of the girl who had paid her marked attention and were frequently at the family residence. Walter Dlnmore, son of a prominent businessman and a stu dent at the Lowell high school, who seemed to have divided highest honors In the girl's esteem, declared yesterday that Kedfern had been looked upon as a common pest and not in the light of a rival. - SLEEP WALKES H» JXXKZD — Oavtd Darrpy, who live* at 17T»3 Valencia srtreet. tell 15 fe«t fwna his bedroom window early yesterday raorniaff nhilf walkins in hi* >le«p. He was remcrrefi to the central emergency hospital kuSattns from seTere cuts and braises.