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A WOMA\ ntTVTER TEI.I.S HER J STORY AXI> SHOWS HER U.NUSUAL. Photographs in The Sunday Call VOLUME CVIL— XO. 142. PRISONERS IDENTIFIED AS TRAIN THUGS Trainmen Declare Suspects in Every Way Resemble Bandits * Who Held Up Express v BELIEVE FOUR WERE INVOLVED IN CRIME Officers Warned to Look Out for Two Supposed Companions of Men in Oakland Jail TELL CONFLICTING TALES OF THEIR WHEREABOUTS f Special Dispatch to The Call ] OAKLAND. April 20.— Trainmen i onfronted Fred Hanson and Tames Franklin, the railroad ban \u25a0.:';• ...i! it suspects, in the gloomy tanks "*'i"«f the city jail this forenoon, and part ~"'\}y identified them as the desperadoes \u25a0\u0084:.\u25a0;• who robbed the China-Japan mail train ;v.;..5t Sunday morning in the Suisun -;.',:-n:ar£hei=. *-. The identification served a double ;' j'urposp. It gave the police justifica .'v.'.tibn for the arrest of Hanson and t : Franklin and for holding the men in \u25a0'\u25a0/. •\u25a0jail. Rut. more important, it disclosed •'\u25a0/\u25a0.\u25a0• that there werr probably four train ' ;V<'iibers instead of two. /\u25a0\u25a0.: The identifications ohtained today are .v ; 'W>f :such a nature that Captain of Detec • tives Petersen came ?.t once to the eon- '.iueion that the men arrested in San -:•! Francisco yesterday were not the same \u25a0\u25a0 m^n who lived at Martinez for' four ..days and disappeared immediately after \u25a0.the holdup, and who. it has been :• -learned, stole dynamite with which to \u25a0 ' icreclc < ars. ;; v; Seek Two Other Men \u25a0/;\u25a0 Tlii? ticw theory, which more than : ,any other accounts for certain unex v. .pained in>-idents of the bandits" es yy-\.ape. i.as been communicated to the f; local police, to the # men directed by i '•: \u25a0'\u25a0;: sheriff Vcale of Contra Costa, county. \u25a0•'\u25a0' :o the raitroad secret service under 1 Patrick Kindclon and to the federal r_-. postoffice inspectors. With virtual :^| -identification • of Hanson and Franklin V ; '>.s the men who boarded t!ie train and ..'v'fripjxed open the stolen mail sacks, the v.' officers are bending their energies to -.••vthe capture of the other bandits — the \u25a0 : roughly dressed men, who inhabited ; : ..' t*i;e cottage En the outskirts of Marti :'. riex. and who left "plants"' to mislead \u0084 th* pursuers. i. 1 Tii» police workrd in the dark before Hanson and Franklin were arrested. Thf-y had descriptions of the suspects v. no dwelt at Martinez for a few days, and drg.jriptions of the men who robbed the train. Until today they had sup • posed ill* 1 Martinez suspects and the actual robbers were the same. Xow they have rrason to assert that th* robbers were really four. Two were lookouts and the other two were the actual perpetrators. It was by process of elimination that the police drew their conclusion. This ir.orning State Railroad Policeman Pen derville saw Hanson and Jefferson, and partly identified them as the robbers. Last night Harry Knight of Martinez ?aw th*>m t but could not identify them is; the Martinez suspects. Other bits of evidence pointed in the same direc . :".;on — that Hanson and Franklin were •;;\u25a0' jot the men who rented the Martinez .-ottage, and. therefore, not the men . vho stole dynamite by night from J. J. '.^.''.Kamara's store at Alhambra valley «"sr Martinez. Viewed by Trainmen •Hanson and Franklin were confronted by George Marsh, engineer of the mail V train, and by Benjamin Blakely, the fireman. When the trainmen arrived at the jail today Captain of Detectives P^trrsen fixed a trap for the prisoner*. Hanson, the shorter of the two, is sus pected of boing the man who stood •; jruard with revolvers over Blakely, the ..fireman; franklin as the one who Marsh and ran tlse engine. . . Petersen had two cells prepared with '.<iim light, such as might be in any en \u25a0• gine cab at night. In one he put Han son, and sent in Blakely. In the other "'.cell were Franklin and Marsh. Thus " . were put face to face the engine crew • arid the supposed bandits who held \u25a0 '.them up. .Men Show Nervous-ness ;\u25a0;\u25a0 Petersen himself went from one cell S. to the other and asked the suspected • men questions. Each tried to disguise "his voice and answered queries only in . monoeyllables. When the taciturn .; : prisoners were sent back to their cells • • *>ie!r nervoucness and Hanson's at .: /impt to walk unnaturally were no- ." ticca ble. ( .. : . When the railroadmen left the cells "they were almost prepared to Kay that Continued on' Pa^e 3, Column S . • The San Francisco Call . INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHONE KEARNY 88 THURSDAY, APRIL 21. | 1910 EDITORIAL Still harpinj: na a lost raiiF*. Pace • Thr mxrino hospitui inquir.r. Pase 6 Pf-Tel<>pDnMit of th<- oil in<luslrr. Vrmr 6 Monning of »h<? Rochester clcciion. Page 6 POLITICAL SterHn? Caraptv»U of KoroUa likes his frdTal job 100 well to liclp Anderson. Page IS CITY Don't miss the census man, as o*or? name helps. Page 18 Preparatory school for girls is Rim of asso ciation. i«a c t g Five girls defy school board and will be bus pended. Pare 8 California dCTclopment board plans ficht to boost state. Page 7 Chinese, who riolated ton? ostli. is in danger of being tlain. Pace 7 Knights Templar will assemble tomorrow at annual conolaTc. Pas« IS Maad Allan auii Dr. I-Aidwig Wulloer to bo ri»al attractions. Pace 9 Ifslaod life proTts too strenuous for Colodpl Bellißger"* clerks. l'ase a Board of education formally accepts new Por tola school building. Pace 8 World's records may be smashed at Shriners' automobile meeting. . Pagr IS Mrs. ••Dodir" Dunphy and sir others testify James Dcnphy was sober. Paije 0 Battalion chiefs obtain injunction against ap pnintee* of present fire commission. Pace 8 Asiatic exclusion league charges that Hindu* haTe been admitted contrary to order. Page 1 TRAIN ROBBERS Baffled man hunters sgo orer oM gronnd in search for lost clews. Pace 3 Trainmen say prisoners in Oakland jail re semble robbers in erery particular. Page 1 SUBURBAN Tailor shop l'^ted of ? 1.500 worth ft go^ds. I'ace 10 Man fails to <iie and isues to recorer hi* property. face » » Women student* of univerNity jirc May fiances in Coed i-anyon. . t'njje 11 Boy hit by c-ar: women scream when they s-ee bamburgf-r on tra<-k. i'uicc t\ Blind students of state institution at Berkeley to appear in c-omedy. Pace 10 Miss Bessie Best of J=gn I/ean'lrn becomes bride of Charles Manning, inancicr. Pace 11 EASTERN Stormy scene at trial of Dr. Flyile orer notes of lestitnoay druyinj poison. Page 5 FOREIGN Carjro of wr«*ked liner Minnehaba prores boon to Soil ly islanders. Pace 1 SPORTS British Tißlitweishr puts in s hnr-1 dny's work at J-an Rafa.l. " Pace 12 Peceari oa*i!y wins Hose stike and layers sire odds of S lo 1. Pace 13 J«e Cboynsfcl com»>s to try now training metfa \u25a0 ods on Jeffries. * Pace 12 Talent bits trfemory books at Emeryrille when 6tc faroritf-s win. Pace 13 Alameda bxh y-.iTi.il ball team defeats Oakland by score of U to 2. . Pace 14 Kutry !!«t for Stanford track and field meet breaks r«ia*t record. Pace 12 Seals -t*in easy Tictory over Senators in poorly i played prme cf ball. Pbkc 1^ Bees almost break up ball game between Los Angele* sad Vernon. Pase 12 Addle Jom piti-h^s first m> hit game of season, shuttins out «:hioago. Pxge 12 Kling's theats to appear in TaudcTille Veep Lynch <>v nnxii>u? seat. Pace 12 raste--t sprinters on coa^t are entered for G. A. R. encampment handicap-. ,Pag;e 13 Colonel Sharpe puts ban on prize fighting on board transport Sbcridsn. Pace 13 Jeffries makes Armstrong quit after three rcjods of strenuous boxing. Pace 13 Santa Clara Bohemians plan big marathon walk betweeu bachelors and benedicks. Pace 12 Edward Payson Weston reaches Rochester and deliTcrs h lecture at V. M. C. A. Page 14 MARINE Army transport arrWes from Manila seren day* hobicd time. Pace 17 SOCIAL Miss ZclUli I^e Gibson and Dr. Henry Matthew Elb«rg married at Woodlawn. Pace 9 LABOR y The stabl c men"s union bars national, state anft munlrfT«i < ffice holders. Pace 7 SUPPLY SHIP GLACIER TO BE PUT IN TRIM Big Vessel Is" at Mare Island Awaiting Necessary Repairs .[Special Dispatch lo The Call] VAL.L.E.TO, April 20. — The mammoth naval supply ship Glacier was brought up from the Mare island lighthouse this afternoon and anchored at the quay wall where the vessel will remain until the early part of August. Orders received this afternoon were to the ef fect that J50.000 will be expended in repairs upon the refrigerator ship. The Glacier is to accompany the West Vir ginia. Washington, Maryland and Cali fornia to South America. , Orders received at ,the Mare island navy yard this 'morning were to the effect that the monitor Cheyenne, which has been out of commission for the last six months, should be put in shape at an early a date as possible in order that It may be sent to the Puget sound navy yard at Bremerton, whore, it is said, the monitor will be given a com plete overhauling. The intentions of the? department with reference to the cussion. : : .V Cheyenne are unknown, and today's or ders are creating considerable discus sion. THOMAS PHEBY, MINER, IS DANGEROUSLY ILL Old Time Athenian Cltjbman Suffers Stroke of Apoplexy OAKLAND. April 20. — Thomas Pheby, for 20 years a member otf th« Ath enian club, and formerly prominently Identified with, mining Interests on the Comßtock lode and in Arizona, lies seriously ill at ihs home. 1301 Alice street, as the result- of a stroke of apoplexy that developed three days ago. His condition this evening was Raid by his physician, Dr. D. D. Crowley. to be no worse than it was yesterday, and there are hopes that the patient may rally. Pheby is 71 years of age. He came to Oakland in 1870. He re tired from active. business s'om« years ago. retaining only a directorship in the Giant powder company. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, APEHi 21, -1910.--T:WENTY-EiaHT : TPAeES. ". WAVES PILE WEALTH ON SCILLY'S SHORE Island Inhabitants Grow Rich From Salvage of Wrecked Liner Minnehaha Tons of Valuable Cargo Cast on Water to Be Caught by Fishermen HUGHTOWN. Scilly Islands, April 20. — The inhabitants of the rocky Scilly islands were famous wreckers of primitive times, but they will forever remember this as the greatest day in their history. The Atlantic transport liner Minnehaha, wrecked Monday, dis gorged part of her 17,000 tons of val uable cargo, casting it upon the waters all day long to be gathered up by those who cared to take the trouble. Farming and fishing were abandoned and even school was dismissed, while most of the population of the nearby islands, men, women and children, de voted themselves to obtaining treas ures from the waves. The salvagers decided to try to rescue the Minnehaha by cutting her in half in the same way the White Star steamship Suevic, which went ashore near the Lizard in March, 1907, was saved. , Every effort to lighten the ship is now- imperative. Today the waves beat up too high and strong for the tugs to go alongside. Consequently goods were thrown overboard from • the forward hold as fast as the stevedores and a large crew, could .raise them to . the deck. Hugh cases containing automobiles and pianos followed one another over the side, striking the water with a great splash. Sewing machines and clocks went with them, while furniture floated everywhere. Many bales of cig arettes covered the -face of the water and tons of cheap American novels drifted to the nearby "shore of Bryhor, where they were piled like seaweed: Tidings of the jettisoning of wealth spread early and a flotilla of fishing oraft. luggers and rowboats scurried to the scene. As fast as the cargo hit the water the enterprising boatmen pulled up the smaller cases, while they took the larger ones in tow. Most of the machinery was taken from the wreck and transported to St. Marys, where the customs officials took charge of it. -Two hundred and twenty-four cattle swam ashore, while 10 were drowned. The seamen here think that it will be impossible to save the Minnehaha and they look for the first strong wind to break her to pieces. EPISCOPAL CHURCH CONFERENCE ENDS Interesting Session Closes Con vocation of Clergymen in Menlo Park [Special Dispatch to The Call] MEN'LO PARK. April 20. — The San Jose convocation of clergymen of the Episcopal church, which represents all of the parishes from San Mateo county south to San Luis Obispo county, came to a close in Menlo Park this evening after a very interesting session. The first meeting was held at Trinity church at 2:30 o'clock yesterday after noon, when J. C. Astredo, the bishop's aid for boys, spoke on the subject "aaving Work Being Done for Chil dren." He was followed by Rev. C. H. L.. Chandler, superintendent of the Ar mitage orphanage, who told \ of the work being done among children by the 4 church. Rev. W. A. Brewer, head master of St. Matthew's school at Burlingame, made a few remarks on the same subject. In the evening a service was held in Trinity church and Rnv. X. B. W. Gall way of San Mateo and Row John A. Emory, archdeacon of California, spoke on "Missionary Work." A celebration of the holy communion was held at ft o'clock this morning, with Dean Gallwey as celebrant, as sisted by Rev. A. B. Chirm, pastor of the local parish. Rev. David Evans of Palo Alto followed , with a v talk on "Missions Study." Rev. James Otis Lin coln of San Mateo also spoke. The morning ended with a business ses sion. Luncheon was served to the visit ing clergy in the garden of the Menlo Park hotel by the women members of the local parish, after which auto mobiles took the members of the con vocation for a ride through Fair Oaks, Palo Alto and Stanford university. The officers of the convocation are: Dean, Rev. N. B. W. Gallwey of San Mateo: secretary, Rev. E. H. McCollister of San Jose, and treasurer, Rev. G. H. B. Wright of San Jose. The, next session will be held at the new Church of St. -Matthew in Sari Mateo during the early' part of Xo vember. TIMBER OWNERS UNITE TO PROTECT FORESTS Fire Patrols" to Be Maintained During Dry Season [Special Dispatch to The Call] SACRAMENTO, April 20. — The Jlen docino forest fire association \u25a0 is the name of the organization made up of the Union lumber company of Fort Bragg, the Northwestern, lumber com pany of Northwestern, Irvine & Mulr of Willits and the New York and Pennsylvania timber company of Hardy Creek, organized in Mendocino for the protection against fire. -.. The holdings of these interests rep resent about 200,000 acres from the ocean as far inland as Willitp. The dif ferent'companies work together build ing trails'. to the deep woods and main taining patrols during fire season. -The expenses of*; fire fighting are shared by the members of the associa tion. '.' ; . •: ;\u25a0 .;.\u25a0 -;\u25a0 \u25a0• ..\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0;;..,: FIREBUG HELD FOB TRIAI^-San Diego.' April 20.— After two • dajs* hearing Adolph XSI fichon«>k, whom th*> police b»ll<=-TP to'b« th« man who terrorized the city ' recently ; bv««et tlDg flr*> to a s dnz*n buildings, I wmj held Iby Jartlrt Thorp today • for • trUl , In ' th* superior \ court. -' In def anlt of - bail -he is in J the countr Jail. \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0•-\u25a0 '; \u25a0 •*\u0084 \u25a0\u25a0.]'.->,.. *..V.-.-. -:.'< HINDUS LANDED AGAINST ORDER, SAY LEAGUERS Asiatic Exclusion Organization Will Ask Labor Bodies to ' Protest to Congress Commissioner North Is Charged With Favoring Aliens to . Aid Contractor . Aroused to action by the landing of a large number of Hindus in the city from the transpacific liners Siberia and Manchuria during the last two weeks, the Asiatic exclusion league will seek the support of organized -labor in a protest to congress against the conduct of the local branch of the immigration service. That a charge of undue 'influence. in favor, of the Hindus- will be registered against Commissioner Hart North .is known, and it is also intimated that the authorities in Washington will be asked to institute an investigation into the causes for a sudden reconsideration of the' decision of an inquiry board which had excluded a number of the aliens, Charles Chiften, the man in jail at San Jose, who has confessed that he killed Night Watchman Whybark m Santa Clara and who is accused by the Bell woman of having committed numerous robberies and at least two other murders. \ but later admitted them on the plea of a labor contractor. Leaders of the anti Asiatic movement also declare that under, a tacit under standing the immigration bureau had agreed to exclude all Hindus, and had so instructed the local representatives of the department, but that this precept had been disregarded by the 'local of ficials, r Labor Bodies. Expected. to Act President' O. A. Tvcitmoe of the' ex clusion league will appear before the building trades council Thursday night and ask for the support of that body in the form of a resolution protesting against the admission of any more Hin dus. Friday night he will, take the matter up with the labor council, and it is generally acknowledged that the resolution will be passed by an over whelming majority : in both~ bodie.3. The resolutions, it is believed, will also contain a petition for an investiga tion of the underlying features of -the hearing of <the ; cases of Char ; Singh, Lashnian Singh, Indar Singh, Param Singh and Eushar Singh. %- Vl.V 1 . These men arrived from the orient on the 'liner Siberia, and at_ a meeting of the special board of inquiry com posed of inspectors i n the loca 1 bureau were denied admission to the port April 5 for a number of- reasons." Subsequent ly, but sat the same hearing, Commis sioner Hart North; made. a personal ap peal to the 1 board in; the interests of .the aliens and ". of > a > contractor Continued on Page* Si Column 5 Chiften Exposed Crimes Revealed The woman known as Anhie.Bell, who has told the San Jose police an amazing story of the crimes committed by Charles Chif ten. Her name issaidto be Annie Rios, and her home was formerly near Hollister. SNAPSHOT EXHIBITS IN DIVORCE CASE Wily Detectives Use Camera to Get Evidence Against Wife of Turfman [Special Dispatch to The Call] LOUISVILLE, Ky.. April 20. — Jerome B. 'Respess.^ the well known horseman, was today granted, a, divorce from his wife. Esther 'Kennedy Respess. whom lie married in Cincinnati in April; 1903. The witnesses* included private detec tives, photographers and hotel attaches, and the testimony was spicy and point ed. Witnesses swore that theyhad"fre quently seen Mrs.'Respess at hotels in this city with men other than her hus baqd and a; bellboy, testified that he saw her ' in. the embrace ""orf r a .man named Whitehead in* a local.hotel. Among the exhibits were photo graphic reproductions of signatures from hotel registers and snap shots 'of Mrs/ Respess 'entering 'hotels .with a man. . " ; " " ?. \ The Whitehead who. figured so con spicuously;;; in | the"; testimony • was de scribed simply as a railroadman. . Mrs.; Respess is ' an;, exceptionally handsome, woman: and during her .resi dence here 'with . her .husband was; fre quently; seen, and i greatly: .admired on the streets and' theaters,? dining: rooms and: other! places '.; of,; -entertainment. Drunkenness , was also'- one" of the charges 'against' her. : ";' , '' ' ' — \u2666lyou think I'm a d n fool? It's my business not to discuss the drug store bandit. I wasn't born yesterday." The murders with which the Bell girl connects Chifte nare: Murder of Deputy Sheriff A. W. Lindquist of Albany, just across the line from Berkeley, on the night of January 12, while Chiften was attempt ing to rob Tony Miller's saloon. Murder of Motorman Fred Smith on the Union street line in the Presidio grounds on the night of January 15, while Chiften was engaged in" robbing -the conductor of the car. ; Murder of Night Watchman George Whybark of Santa Clara on the night of March 14, in a pistol duel which started when Whybark detected Chiften in an attempted burglary. SPANISH GIRL IS SLAYER'S NEMESIS Annie, Bell, once the sweetheart, now the nemesis, of Chiften. is a pretty girl, the daughter of a Spanish family who own a small ranch near Hollister. Her real name is Anna Rois. She met Chiften in Oakland. January 1, in a nickelodon. Up to that time she was a girl of good principles. Her downfall has been rapid. She has done everything but participate in her lover's jobs. She aided v him. however, by selling the stuff he would steal. While she. never remonstrated with Chiften over his work, although she knew that he was a murderer and a thief, the girl displayed womanly caution in advising him against too great dangers. But he scorned her warnings in a melodramatic way. . ' * ".'lamnot afraid,' he told me," said the girl. "'I am not afraid as long as I have my. gun with^ne. . It is always my friend."' CA RED LITTLE FOR LO VER'S CRIM ES But the interest the girl took in her lover's crimes was more receptive thair reciprocal. After the murder of Lindquist, the Contra Costa deputy sheriff, the couple, then living, in the Brunswick lodging house in Oakland, followed the newspapers for a few days to learn if the man was killed, but soon lost interest, in the welfare of Chif ten's victim. The thug had new crimes to perpetrate. The girl took up with Chiften after the date of the depredations of the "drug store bandit." "No, I don't know anything about that affair," said the girl sharply when questioned about these crimes by a Call correspondent today. The girl has been willing enough to talk of the crimes committed while she and Chiften were together, but evidently had little interest in his earlier actions. GIRL'S DO WN WA RD COURSE RA PID Prior to ajnuary 1 Annie Bell was a farmer's daughter living quietly in Hollister and only coming to the city on rare occasions for visits with friends. Her life : since she met' Chiften in the nickelodeon in Broadway, Oakland, has been fast and downward in its course. She has been a wait ress in the O. K. dance hall, 533 Pacific street, San Francisco, on the Bar bary coast, and. followed the usual course of the girls with whom she worked, even to the extent of carrying on an affair with a soldier named Sam, a bit of indiscretion which led to a. bitter quarrel between her and Chiften. As a consequence she left him March 3 and returned to her home in Hollister ana took up the quiet ranch life again. But Chiften, who had a purpose in holding on to the girl, followed her up. He threatened to kill her if she. did not return to him. Moved both by the threats and her attachment for the thug the pirl left the ranch and came to Chiften to aSn Jose, returning here March 10. Chiften, showm^ his lowest side,. forced the girl to live in a resort at 51 North Market street, where she still dwells.. . \u25a0 She is a pretty girl, with very dark wavy hair in profusion around her face. She is small and trim. GIRL IS THREA TENED BY CHIFTEN After Chiften's arrest she kept her own counsel about what she knew of his crimes until the fellow started trouble. He wrote a letter to the girl from the' city ; prison and tried to smuggle it out on William Sharatt. a dis charged prisoner. The letter was confiscated by the police. In it Chiften told the. girl that if she failed to visit him at the jail he would betray her life' to ; her. parents. ; \u25a0When the. girl received that letter her "respect" for Chiften \jras jarred. Shedecided to. do a. little Retaliation. So she went to Chief of Police H*ley ami -Detective Ray Starbird- and told .what she knew of Chif ten's crime*. . ! /J%THE WE A THER YESTERDAY — Clear; wesl wind; maximum lefnpefalure, 64; minimum, 52. FORECAST FOR TODAY— Fair and light northwest wind. PRICE -FIVE CENTS. MURDERER'S NEMESIS IS GIRL 'PAL' Chi f ten's Feminine Companion Gives Police Detailed His tory of the Bloody Bandit's Crimes SAYS YOUNG PRISONER COMMITTED 3 MURDERS Tale of Lawless Life Links the Desperado With Many Mys» terious Robberies in Nearby Counties SLAYER'S THREATS BRING RETALIATION FROM GIRL SAN JOSE. April 20.— Retribution has come direct and quickly to Charles Chiften. confessed mur derer, for the manner in which ho treated Annie Bell, a young Spanish girl of Hollister. It has come from the ;irl herself. In a lons statement to Chief of Police Haley and Detective Ray Starbird of San Jose and Sheriff Bar net of Alameda county, the Bell girl has told circumstances which con nected the young prisoner at the county jail with three murders, one of which he admits, and a long list of robberies and burglaries. It is also believed by the local authorities 'that Chiften is the "drug store" bandit who terrorized San Francisco In De cember last, and the murderer of Wil liam S. Schneider, night clerk of Burns* hammam baths, Sls Eddy street. When seen at the county jail today by a Call correspondent. Chiften was asked to discuss the murder of Schneider and the crimes of the "drug store" bandit. He answered in an imperfect attempt at enigma: "Dc