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Head of Normal Says Gillett
Told Him to Retire From
School Position
Woman Breaks Down and Sobs
When Testifying for Ac
cused Man
• know it. I have been their spiritual
. adviser in a way that the girls' mothers
should have been before their having
been sent to this school. I have held
. up the bands of parents time and
•again. You wil lexcuse my indigna
tion, in the manner of my conversa
tion, in regard to this matter, because
: ; it is unfair and unjust, and I feel it
. keenly." '
Cheers Begin
• . As he ceased the spectators stormed
• • afresh. While he was speaking men
•. and women ro*<e from their seats In
• their eager desire to catch every word
.'•. and when he finished they broke Into a
./tumult, cheering, shouting, .clapping.
• Tears stood in the eyes of the women
.. who have been with him in this case.
>\u25a0'. He was the last witness for the de
/..; fense. Throughout the trial he has sat
• silent, but palpably nervous and ha
.:. rassed, but on his name being called
-he became immediately composed. He
•; answered the questions in a firm voice
\u25a0 ' and picked his language carefully-after
v the fashion of a scholar.
;. •' "I was born in Aurora, 111.," he said,
response to the question put by Y«?ll,
; ."and received my elementary and high
• •-school education there. On concluding
- that I went for a trip into the Rocky
'-. /mountains, roughing it, and then went
/•/•to Germany to finish my education,
..'studying in Jena and Leipsic. I re
v'turned to the United Stales in ISH3
./and shortly afterward held positions in
.\u25a0 Normal schools, at St. Cloud, Minn., In
:.. Illinois and at Los AngeLes. Eleven
-.years ago I was .elected to my^ present
'position as president of the Chico nor
-. xnal school. Since 'then I have been
.' elected 12 times. •
"This is the first %time in my life that
•\u25a0-. and charge has*, been preferred
' against me.
: . Brief Meetings
"Miss Clark has ,been here about
'-three months. T m^tiher once or twice
".. at some gatherings aaid I have passed
- her in the hallway of the school build
," ing. The occasions on which I have
' \u25a0\u25a0 spoken to her have been very few and
. I do not believet tat my. personal con
\_ versation wouldfcomprise five minutes
\u25a0all told.
"I recall that sheieame for excuses
once or twice. This.^you must under
stand, is a matter of' formal business.
V Many students asklfor them and when
• I have given themlan excuse the mat
. * ter is forgotten by me. this being but
; a regular part of rr.y routine business.
.: This Is my public office in which the
• business of the institution is conducted.
•. Thf- doors are unlocked. My private
: - office leads off from my business office
/ and that is where I naturally conduct
' ' such affairs of the Institution as re
• .quire secrecy and where I will not be
•disturbed by those who6e business or
'.-. duties are constantly, bringing them
: " into the public r«om." '
; '\u25a0". CHARGES DE.MED
"Are the charges such as you have
• heard made by Miss Clark true?"
•' "Absolutely not, I have no recollec
. t lon of anything In the way In which it
./has been described."
• . "Did you ever put your arm around
\u25a0/ "Did you seat yourself by her on the
/window seat as she' stated?"
"I never cat down by her as she
. .- described."
.• "Did you ever discuss her friend's
' -"\u25a0 sickness?"
\ "I have no recollection of so doing.
-I- might have done so, however, as I
• think I have a right to speak a friend
ly word or a word of encouragement to
\u25a0 a student. However, I deny that I
\ ever spoke to Miss Clark with the im
• plication that goes with this rase."
•.-. Proceeding from thence Doctor Van
\u25a0 Liew denied the story bit by bit. He
• said the occurrence never- took place,
that the entire tale told by Miss Clark
was a fabrication fro:n start to finish.
"I may." he said, "have opened the
= door for her after I had jjiven her an]
Advertisinp: Talks
I ~J About five years ago the Commonwealth Edison
\jTnfM company of Chicago took up newspaper advertising.
///////idg^i The first appropriation wasn't very large, but it was
enough to keep the advertisements running regularly in
/^§§ft-» the newspapers, telling the people of Chicago about the
electrical appliances which would increase the convenience of their homes
and about the cleanness and safety of electric lighting.
Fortune favored them" from the first because they started right.
They called in a good advertising man. got him to write the copy, backed
him up in his plans and allowed him to place the advertising where it
would do the most good — in the leading newspapers of Chicago.
The company increased the appropriation from time to time, as the
returns became greater, until they are now spending $100,000 a year.
When a company like the Commonwealth Edison increases its ad-
vertising appropriation from a "few thousand to a hundred thousand dol-
lars, there is something in it, don't you think so?
Isn't it pretty good evidence that advertising, when it is done right,
pay, and pays big? : . .
Doesn't it also go to show that anything that is of use to the family,
or individual can be advertised successfully, if it is advertised right?/ , *
People will respond to good newspaper advertising anywhere, in Chi-
cago or. in San Francisco. People want, and are willing to pay, for
things which increase their comfort and convenience and add a little to
the pleasure of living. ' . .
It is up to" the, merchants and businessmen to show them and con-
Since them — but your advertising must.be interesting and tell a straight
story^ — it must be intelligent and. honest' and straightforward before yoii
can hope to convince arT intelligent public. "'
Do you belieVe-in the power- of good advertising? ..
We" have suggestions to make, plahs r t6'submit; r a copy .'service to
show, which will, be "good v busihess v ; for your business. , v
Phone' Kearny 86pahd we will call onjypii^
Governor Gillett, when told of Doctor Van Liew's, statement on the stand to the effect tKat;.;;
the governor had ordered him to resign or lie would be made .to, ; denied last night that such. ;;
was the. case, but admitted that he had advised the accused normal school president to resign; ;;
quietl}- and avoid an investigation. x V \u25a0> *. • - .:; r *
The governor made the following statement of the conversation) he had with Van Liew a. I
few days before the charges against the latter were filed. He says the conversation took place J
in the presence of Doctor Hyatt: .- , . v\ . . ; . .-•„->
"I asked him Van (Liew), 'What Is 3rour moral rernitation.V; HeT'said, 'It^s bad.*; Then. I;J
questioned, 'Do you expect to be retained as the head of a school where young ladies are taught t
to be teachers with your admittedly bad reputation y He answere, 'No.'l don'tV ; -j- ; t
"Then I told him he ought to resign quietly and avoid an investigation,; in which many things" I
unfavorable to his character would be divulged, for, I told him,- I certainly intended to ' prefer \\
charges against him.-- . " \u25a0\u0084' -'..-. r. .; \u25a0.''' = •-' '' ; \u25a0\u25a0, '- v \u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0;. -:J:; -: '-" \'/-: \u25a0^;"^.:-]-- : :': yy ;/•"•• ;^
"Some days before the Clark girl complained to me of Van Liew's action, I had a letter from o
Doctor Jordan telling me that the moral conditions in ;the normal school were -deplorable andl<!
ought to be investigated. Since this investigation began I have received another letter from ) o
Doctor Jordan stating that it should l be carried through and Vari Liew ßousted. , \u25a0\u25a0; vi
"After receiving the first letter I began an investi^tion into the .character of -Van Liew I
and asked many people about him. They all said he had a bad reputation. Among these were 't
many of his own friends; and in advising him to resign I called his attention to -this -and urged *
it as a further reason why he should give up his position." % '- " ' ' *"'f l 'l
Governor Gillett repeated the assertion he has* made before that ; he had been told by a
trustee of the normal school that Doctor/ Pardee, who was goyernorv in .1903,:- when Van Liew \\
was appointed, Jiad received information of the latt^r's;bad reputatio^V butliadlsa
"Even though his reputation is said.fo be bad/ let Uiim be appointed."'- - ;;
The governor said in regard to^this : ; • ; \ „ .- • ....\u25a0- .':.:\u25a0-^
"I have been told by a trustee that Doctor Pardee, when informed of the bad moral char- ;;
acter of Van Liew, said to let him be appointed anyway. In. .any^ « vent; V charges against the ;>
character of Van Liew were made in- writing in 1903, ;and they were put away on the files in ;;
the custody of Doctor Pardee's appointees and he should have known of them." _ ' ;:
excuse, as I very often do this for
those who are leaving my office, but
the rest i« untrue." /
"Did Rev. Todd Clark come to^you at
all?" he was asked.
' "He never did."
From an absolute denial of the
charges made by Miss Clark he went
on to deny those of drunkenness.
"Have you ever, while president of
the Chico normal school, been, intoxi
cated?" Yell asked him.
' "I never have, not alone while presi
dent of the normal school, but also at
any other time. . The charges » of
drunkenness are absolutely false. I
take a glass of beer with my meals
and when at banquets sometimes wine,
and again, when with a friend I join
him in a drink, just as any gentleman
would do, but I ljave never been In
"I deny that I drank 10 or 12 steins
of beer, as has been testified to by one
of the witnesses. As for the charge of
gambling-.^all that I can say is that I
do. not know how to gamble. I have
never played for money in my life, and
the few times I indulge in cards is at
my house when, perhaps, I take a hand
;at whist or bridge or five hundred. In
regard to my drinking. I may sum up
1 my statements in saying that I follow
the course. of the German universities."
"Did Doctor Miller ever advise you
about your drinking?"
"Doctor Miller has never undertaken
to be my spiritual adviser. I do not
recall his even mentioning my drink-
Ing, and he never saw me intoxicated."
• In dealing with the episode of Doctor
Miller seeking the place of president.
Van IJew said that the latter had ap
proached him one day and asked his
advice about putting in his application.
"The first time the subject was
broached." said the witness, "I told Doc
tor Miller that it was not the proper
time for such application. . He came to
me \ second and third time, saying
that unless a man was ready with his
credentials he stood little chance of se
curing my place when it fell vacant.
It was' his "opinion" that everything was
fixed, cut and dried, and that someo ne
would be ready with a candidate for
the place. Later, that is the third time,
he read in a newspaper that other men
were seeking the place and asked me
whe,the_r or not It would be wise "for
him to hold back' any longer. .
"I Informed him that under the cir
cumstances I could not stand In the
way of his making the application, but
asked him to conduct operations with
the utmost caution, not only In justice
to me, but also to maintain the ethics
of the profession."
Taking up other charges. Doctor Van
Liew declared that he never drank with
students and that he had taken an ac
tive part In keeping students out of
bars. He said he told the proprietor of
one of the leading hotels not to allow
minors to enter the barroom and asked
him not to allow any of the students
of the school there.
"I found out." he continued, "that in
one place minors were being surrepti
tiously supplied with liquor, the place
being a bqwling alley run by a man
named Peary. Some of the children of
the training- school were found there
and- 1 made a rather positive speech to
J the students about it. Later on I made
j It the subject of a graduation address
I and on account of what I said there
J was some agitation among tWfe people
of.Chico against. the p,lace. lam sorry
to have^incurred the man's enmity, but
I was right." . -\u25a0 - "• -. '•
Dealing with the case of Elmer Ran
ker, a student who made some; of the
most serious charges against him,, Do
ctor Van Liew testified that' the lad,
though bright and clever, did not seem
to have the ability of staying with any
proposition for any length of time. As
a result of this, he said,; he called
Ranker into his office and told him it
would be well for; him; to discontinue
his studies, as he was only wasting his
time.- \u25a0 ; •-'\u25a0 \u25a0 ' :'\u25a0-\u25a0 \" .- . '"_\u25a0\u25a0 "
"He left the school then," said Van
Liew, "and afterward I discovered that
he was paying undue attention to one
of my students, Miss Zeta Hudson. \ The
affair was attracting a great deal of at
tention and I finally took, the matter
Into my hands, telling the girl.that.iin-.
less she changed . her ways/ I, would
write to her mother. "My action seemed
to have the desired effect,' for there was
no more comment. ~ My. reason'was. to
save the girl .'from the -embarrassment
and mortification which I knew would
result unless she was checked.".
During this testimony there was an
unbroken silence in theroom, but there
came a ripple of excitement. when the
witness went on to deal with his rela
tions with Governor Gillett.
"I made no such statement as he has
credited to me in regard to my having
made a confession that, my reputation
was bad," said Van Liew. "I think he
misunderstood me. He had asked me
whether I knew of the charges against
me and then he asked me if I knew my
reputation was bad. It was my inten
tion to say that my. reputation was bad
aniong certain people, but I had no in
tention of either branding myself unfa
vorably or admitting the truth of the
"He asked me . for my resignation
then and I replied that before I. gave
him answer I would llk'e to consult with
the board of trustees and my attorneys.
He replied that he wanted my resigna
tion or that I would have to go to
the bat. • • . •, -
"It was first my- Intention to resign,
but after I had discussed the matter
with the board of trustees I came to
the conclusion that' l- would fight" the
matter out." /
On being given over to the attorney
general- for cross- examination he
turned in his chair so as to face Webb
squarely. He repeated his answers re
garding his drinking, adding to it that
he sometimes took a drink at bars! t
"In regard to the Miller matter," said
Webb, do you think he violated your
confidence in trying to secure and/ar
range his credentials?"
"No, I do not."
"Do you think there was ariyv im
propriety?" ' ... . ;
"No, I do not. I was not so situated
as to stand in the way of his applica
tion for the place."
"Do you think Miller was trying A to
put you out of your place?"
After a long hesitation. Dr. Van Liew
replied in the negative.' On being cross
examined regarding , the episode with
the governor he said that he thought
the governor had referred to hJs repu
tation as far as the specific \u25a0 charges
were concerned, and not in the sweep
ing way it was taken. His explana
tion of this was circuitous and formed
the, weakest part of his testimony. .
"W.hen the governor made public the
statement I immediately wrote; to. him,
outlining what I-' meant and hoping
thereby to correct, his mistaken Im
, "Do you know any reason,'' said
Webb, "why Miss Ada Clark should? go
to the extent of perjury to tell /the
story she has, if it. is not true?". .;
"I have no theory," replied Vati' Llew.
"You thinK she is agirl;of sufiiclent
intelligence -to understand; the; fearful
Injury that would, follow if what .she
has said is not true?'* ; "
"I have not been in 'contact with her
enough to answer that question. Ido
not know 'whether | she would appre
ciate the awful harm that would fol
low. More mature minds have failed
in this respect." : . - " ; .
He said he didnot go to-sea the. girl's
brother after hearing of the
becaruse, inasmuch as the /latter, had
taken the ; case to the officials,- he
thought It would beibest to -have. the
officials investigate it. Toward the end
of the cross examination he made-; the
statement that "the -school and myself
stand or fall together."
He explained this remark by saying
that he had given' his life-blood to the
work of the school. : -
"I hay put , the /very best 'effort of
my. life into it.V he said; "and 1 the \u25a0 fate
of the school I judge } is mine. "I -have
a hundred - friends .where I : have one
enemy in this part of the state,- and
people send their, children - because , of
me, not despite me." ? •_ . ._:;;\u25a0/:.::.
"Do you thinks it ; ,wouid be" a" wise
policy.".;, asked - Webb, » "for. a man - in
your position ; to -have; all the doors iof
his- office ; open, iso/UHatino-'suspicion
could 'be aroused against ?him?*: :."/': .
"I) always believe, that a man should
not alone 1 be; right-minded;, but that he
should ;" wa lk; circumspectly.y. v Undoubt
edly :' such* a /policy/ as r' you- mention
would ; be a wise/one. 4 Don't you - think
so?", V- - '.- \u25a0 "v- '-. \u25a0 : -; v -.. ti .' .-\u25a0 ,.-., . -
' -"InUhe.; face of -recent circumstances
I.; do/ said Webbr'/J:/^ ,r ' : '\u25a0\u25a0- - -•;> ..'
\TheAast; portion- of iVa^LleNv's* tes
timony.; dealty with, k» school t card j^ori
,wh ich :/* sho^rq > the i; program >ff or
Nona:;Lindley,^e>girl ! :who-cbrr6bora't-
Ed -the 'story/told by Miss Ada. Clark.
By this card .Jt was shown that Miss
Llndley was supposed to- be engaged in
classes oiuthe morning of the episode
In ' Doctor Vart Liew's office and had no
business In the- library or the corridor
adjoining. Doctor Van Llew testified,
however,; that there were occasions
when the classes were disarranged, and
he. could. not say whether Miss Lindley
was, on the date, in question, supposed
to be at her classes or whether she was
at liberty. \u25a0; . •
The remarks'which drew the applause
came at the end of his direct examina
tion: \u25a0. -'. -\u25a0 -' ; \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 > •-;\u25a0\u25a0 '
..The? first- witness for the day was
Otto P.; Ranker, father of Klmerßank
eiy who testified that he saw Doctor
Van Liew going, home intoxicated. | He
said he was "with his wife and another
man, biit who the 'third person was he
could not remember. '\u25a0 :'
:: The" character witnesses called for
Doctor. Van Llew were Dr. D. H. Moul
ton, : a. physician'; John Hedge, a gradu
ate of the school; H. . I. Leinnelgrer,
farmer; M.Oser, merchant; J. F. Rey
nolds, merchant; W. H: Zwisler. mer
chant; A. L. Newbarth; J. A. Peck, dep
uty sheriff; J. G. Murphy; TV. J. Hayes,
lawyer;- Guy -Bennett; Dr. E. T. Enloe,
physician; J. W. Griswold, lumber deal
er; Mrs. C. J. Sommer; E. ; T. William
son, bankcashler;. John .TV. Roper, min
ing rnan;/J.:R. Adler,' hotel proprietor;
George E. Vadney, real estate, and F.C.
Williams',' furniture dealer, r ' .;vV
" Among; the .girl graduates' who up
held Doctor iVan\Liew are: : ' Miss Cella
Bradford,' Miss Nolans Goe.v Miss Rowena
Locey, -Miss ' Eleanor. Bevahs, Miss Alice
Burlengson,\Mlss,Mary, Entler and Miss
Helen" Marlon' Sommer. All spoke ; of
him in thehlghest terms of praise, de
claring that for' all the years they; had
attended the' school they found him .a
thorough gentleman. ' • .'.'.-' '.'.„/
Other witnesses who declared -his
reputation was good were C.B. Swain,
Mrs.'C. B. Swain. Mrs. Mary L. Porter,
Mrs. Frank, L. Elliott. Frank N. Miller,
private secretary to President Lusk of
the board of trustees; Miss Olive Han
nls/a graduate: J. Maulmlll.er, a musi
cian; Miss Susie Porter,* graduate;
Irene Wideklnd. student: C. W. Mc-
Lellan, merchant; V. C. Richards,/edi
tor of the Daily Record, Chico's morn-
Ing paper, and Mrs. Frank Waterland.
WEEPS ON STAND ,-'.-\u25a0
The last named witness was over-!
come by her emotions on testifying to
the goodness of Doctor Van Liew and
burst into tears on the witness stand. ' •\u25a0
During a session of the hearing Mrs.
Ranker, mother of Elmer Ranker,' cre
ated a scene In the corridor by calling
to task J. \R. Adler, proprietor of the
Hotel Diamond. 'Adler , had declared
that her son had a bad reputation and
it was this that raised, the ire of the
mother. - C"i'-:\'U
"You- beat," she said* to him, "you
helped to make, him bad."
.."You do not know what you are say-
Ing," said Adler. "I only saw your hoy
once, Mrs. Ranker. -It is no \u25a0 pleasure
for me to say such things against any
man, bufe it had to be."- •-- ;
Another witness who spoke in favor
of Van Llewwas Mrs. W. C. Hendricks,
widow of the x late Secretary ot j State
Hendrlcks and a sister' of Louis Glass
of San Francisco. : "'
The unexpected developments in the
caße created great excitement" around
,town. Friends of Doctor Van Liew,
congregating in the hotel lobbies and
the street corners," were loud in their
denunciation of the 'entire proceeding,
many of. them placing.; the blame on
Governor Gillett,. declaring that -the
whole charge ; had been raked together
to. appease a smoldering .wrath .of the
Southern 'Pacific; railroad. "Doctor Van
Llew, ; about 1 a ;. yeaf.s and ;a ; half ago,
took alpromlnent .part: In' fighting the
railroad ; because : it -I laid ta" spur • track
right. In front of the Normal.; school
building and which the v students', had
to cross, in order to reach their places
of : ; study, "c; The .matter > was of great
comment ;atr.thertime,:and j Van Llew
was 'one of "the leadersi.in.vthe 'move
ment to have them removed. The tracks
still remain, but the claim of his frlehd»
Is" that from ; that i time he has • Incurred
the enmity .ot, Gillett. , This ; story,; Is
given the wider circulation on account
of the presence, of the mysterious Biggs,
detective forHhe-rallroad company.-?: .
The Clark ; faction -scout, it; as; being
ridiculous,* saying /that ; it was ' Intro
duced for ;no~ other -reason -befog
ging the real issues. \u0084
Rumor of Secret Engagement
"\u25a0:\u25a0 CHlCO,' July ; 26— Rumors to'the effect
that Miss "Adal Clark, the girl
f erred the : chargesVof; immoral : and ' uhi*
becoming, conduct; against <Dr.C. C. Van
Liew, .was X secretly \u25a0\u25a0.. engaged 3and|in
tended' tor'marry f Boon';after%the. hear
ing? here was concluded/* created .in
tense excitement in XChlco ' tonight, j it
being, alleged^ that stills was -theHrea
son?for. her f wishing to; leave the school:
The* story ;: came i from -' an ".authentic
source and, , though - Miss , Clarke-denies
it; emphatically.^ the .'probabilities Jare
that .the attorneys for ; Doctor Van, Liew
will ; investigate it s? in open "court > to
morrow,: morning.'. V . . .; ;:
;The story vwas' to; the -effect :that r Miss
Clark; lhas r ia?sweetheart''ih^Oakla.hd/
and¥a'fter' : hef3niarriage^sher intended
settling down; withlhlm\iri -Berkeley.' ; 'y"
; VVThe . storyi is . ridiculous," .; said '.Miss
Clark, "and : ; theVone',who' started Vit
lled/'s;;:; \u25a0,/\u25a0-\u25a0-••/-\u25a0-;;.\u25a0.'/;';-::, ".\u25a0\u25a0^"\u25a0' \u25a0'.'\u25a0\u25a0 -^
O Similar; statements came from : her
father Tand^ brother. [;,. ' ; .
, '-'If this % story f is,- true," .{ said , Attor-'
ney. SeihiburV v .it; clears- up fthe\whole
her. secret •\u25a0engagement f and ,v marriage
would prove ;the/- motive." "
Infuriated Lover Shoots Girl
Four Times and Takes .
His Own Life r
Woman Makes Appointment
/Which 1 Will Probably Re
•" suit in Her Death ,
,i Henry' E.; (Joerke,- a ..waiter," infuri
ated because I his sweetheart, Chariot
Hammltt, a' ; pretty/ book ' keeper! of 22
years;. received' the.;a"ttentions of other
men, shot her . four " , times, probably
fataliyVand/wlthUhe'flfth' bullet in the
revolver blew, out his" brains. ' \u25a0-
/'.The . tragedy I •' occurred yesterday
afternoon in < the young- woman's
room- on " the first floor - of the
Star hotel,Vl74o Ellis street. Murder
and ; suicide were apparently, planned
beforehand/by Goerke,' who occupied a
room on the third ffoor in the same ho
tel,/ for "five \ minutest/previous to the
shooting, Goerke,;. shaking with- rage
beeau«e ; the *grlrl Monday evening /had
told him she was going^out to see some
women 'friends,/ but : ; had ! in. ; fact re-^
celved a.- man visitor,; said . goodby to
friends In the street,' saying he was go-;
ing to. Portland, and v followed Miss
Hammltt, who had just • entered the
hotel.- ,v *•\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 • *- :\u25a0; -.'-/. '• ' \u25a0\u25a0' /: - ; "--
The .-occupants- of ~>the house- were
.startled a short .time /later by four
shots fired in rapid succession, followed
by a fifth/ after a short interval. George
Bethel; an electrician employed at the
Princess ".theater, /who occupies' a room
on the second, floor, ran quickly down
the stairs and saw blood flowing from
under the door to the girl's apartment.
He • broke in the door and found 'the
body of the .waiter ..* lying" across the
prostrate form- of ..jhlswlctlm../ . ,
The girl was taken in an automobile
to the McNutt hospital, where she was
found to havebeen wounded*four times.
One bullet tentered;: the pit of the
stomach and was extracted by Dr. Mc-
Nutt 'from -the small of .'the back; a
second entered the. left breast, a vthird
passed through the muscles of the left
arm just -above the elbow,; and the
fourth blew off ' three' fingers' on the
left hand^ It is believed, she reached
out with her hand and grabbed the
muzzle of the pistol before her furious
lover fired and thathe then pulled the
trigger, the discharge tearing away
the gripping fingers. .
: <The waiter, ; who was 33 years old,
resembled the German kaiser. He had
been dubbed. "Bismarck" because 'of: his
lofty demeanor. ':' He- was : employed ; last
at the Long Branch restaurant, located
at .1548 : Eddy ; street, which closed re
cently. He was a native of Germany.',
Goerke stated- to 'George. "White, a
salesman living at" the Star 'hotel," a
very few minutes before yesterday's
tragedy, that her had .used up all of
his money, on.' his. sweetheart. He told
White that >he had promised to marry
him but that; she/had continually re
ceived the attentions of others ' while
.trying.- to 'make him. believe she cared
forXhim, - alone, -j The climax, he-s aid,
came last nlghtlwhen, after posting, a
nqticeW-herddor that she was out, he
saw her with 'another man. ir was
then he had -bought- the pistol and pre
pared/to kill iher. and himself. ; f .
i/.The 'Hammltt girl came to this city
from HJureka,' which is herhom^, and
where, she had s -been; employed <as a
book-keeper by the Young transfer
company. . Being unable to secure em
ployment in her ownwork and without
funds, she was compelled to go to
work for the San Francisco laundry on
May 5, and has been employed there
since. /It was while going to and from
her. work at the laundry, which is di
rectly across the street: from the res
taurant where Goerke 'was -a waiter,
that she met him. ; . .
/On the bureau of the suicide's room,
laid out flat so that It; would be seen
by any one. entering: the room, as if he
wjshed it to. show the reason for his
apparently contemplated act, was this
note from the girl, written last night:
"Henry-— Was sorry, but got up too
iate.wlll see you at noon. Chariot."
The. waiter kept the appointment \ and
the tragedy occurred.
Oirl Well Known
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
.EUREKA. July 26.— Chariot Ham
mitt, ;the' Eureka >girr who was shot
in San Francisco today by her/ jealous
lover, achieved considerable notoriety
here a/year' ago when her brother. In
law, FayHornung, a traffic magnate
shot four or five -times -at a youth
named Satinders, 1 /whom ; he charged
with having : been Intimate with the
girl. She has parents ahdslsters. here
and is well known. - f*t
I JOPLIN. Mo., July 26.— -Fearing she
might, contract hydrophobia as the re
sult of being- bitten by Home Wake
fleld,,2 years old, who died of that dis
ease' last S week, Mrs. . B. L. Burch left
here for Chicago today to take the Pas
teur treatment.; Mrs. Burch, a neighbor
of i the 1 - TVakeflelds, ' was acting as a
nurse"' for *. the.-atrlcken child when
bitten.: .•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0. - •/ : - \u25a0\u25a0 .\u25a0 ' : . .'\u25a0 \u25a0•\u25a0 /:
In Wilting
\u25a0', There's icoolness and : last-,
ing comfort in
\u25a0 Make it the. usual way—
and rich - by- thorough
•boiling-^-add cracked ice and
\serve with sugar, lemon" and
a little cream if ; desired.
LV'The ; flavour
pleases the palate,;' arid the
Qrich food; elernents^of the
J;grains of Avhich'it is made/
refresh anid sustain bb(dy ; arid
brain \u25a0 in .--..;
* 'There *sa Reason" :
\ Postum j Co:; Limited,
\u25a0 /Battle, Creek^Michr; :
Victims of Mad
Infatuation, One
Dead, Other Dying
Laborer Opening Can of Powder
; With Ax Causes Disaster
QUEBETC, July 2S. — Eleven men were
killed at La Tuque today.. One of the
men was opening a can of powder with
an • ax." when an "explosion occurred,
which set lire to- a trafn of powder
leading sto /a tunnel- in which :1"»: 1"» men
were working. The acciderft occurred
on .. the- .new transcontinental railway
line. .
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\, : Calif ornians on iTriayels j
. NE \u25a0WiYOR.k,-.'; July -26.— Calif ornlans
are registered here as follows:.
From San Frarn:isoo-f-B. j Gufrsfinheim
and Mrs. »Gu«:Kenheim,*llotel Plaza; G.
L. Andaton, Hoffman house: J1:.J 1 :. R. Cope.
Astoria hotel; O. Gordon, Cosmopolitan;
H. B. Graham, .Hotel- • Bresltn; A. B.
Kriickerbo'cker. • Hotel • Seville; J. Q.
Behringer, Hotel . Breslin;. .W". .T. Colp
man, u Marlboroußh; \ AL 3 Krledenbai-h.
Hotel Carltllac; A. Freldenheimer. Hotel
Wellington; . 1. -A. Hughes; Marie An
toinette; J. H. Moran, Kin Edward
hotel: F. Sherman and Mrs. Sherman,
Hotel Cumberland.
From Los 'Angeles — R. E. Ross, Hol
land house; Mrs. L. C. .Young and, Miss
Young, "Grand hotel; It. C. Jackson,
Grand Union; J. Rubin. Victoria; G. If.
O'Donnell.HQtel Navarre; ,\V.,T. Solo
mon, Hotel Albert; C. 11. Treat, Hotel
Plaza. ; .. | I
From Oakland — H. G. Anderson.
Hotel York.
From Ocean Park — W.- P. Hosking
and .Mrs. Hoskinfr. Hotel Xavarre.-
From San Diego — Mrs. O. M. Johnson.
Continental hotel.
"."; : \ : 5 : : tSPEOIAI^raiCES] ' M
Values to Values to Values to n M
$18- \u0084 \u25a0 §30 • • $40 Wu
' '"-—"" \u25a0' •>-:^SOLDBYRRITir.WR'ERYWHERE
liiSilli W.T. HESS, Notary Pablic
I «33:CUAVSTREET A^r^^^cf^^^ l^-
Taft ? s Proclamation Eliminates
and Also Adds to Govern*
ment's Territory
WASH IXGTOX. July* 26.— The presi
dent has signed proclamations effective
| July' 1, 1910. eliminating 65.495T aer^s
: from, and adding ?.SS9 acres to. the
Sequoia national forest. Calif orma,
transferring 175.7U0 acre.s from the Si
erra national forest to the Sequoia, and
establishing the Kern national forest
by the division* of the Sequoia. .
The areas excluded by the Sequoia
proclamation are scattered along - the
west boundary of the forest and are
lands which, upon a very careful ex
amination made by. the secretary of ag
riculture last summer, were found to
be not chiefly valuable for national
forest purposes. "They comprise areas
lying north and east of Squaw Valley,
southeast of Aukland. northeast ot
Lemoncovp and west of White River.
The additions to" the Sequoia are
Stated alonsr the western boundary
and consist of scattered tracts whictl
were found to be best adapted to for
est uses and "watershed protection. The
main areas added He northwest of MUo
and northeast of Daunt. -
The area transferred from the Sierra
to the Sequoia comprises that portion
of the watershed of the south fork of
Kings river, which U,es north of the
river. The entire watershed of the
south fork of Kings river is thus .no v
within the Secpioia forest. The area of
the- reduced Sequoia forest is approxi
mately .1.231. (MS acres, and tha^ of the
Sierra approximately 1, 759.930 a
The new unit, to- bo known'
Kern national forest, has an a. «>'
approximately 1.931.191 acres ar com
prises that portion of the old " *
forest lying «>ast of Kern rii"- t
south "of Uie north boundary. * \u25a0? .. K>r~
county. The headquarters of. t*i^ new
forest will be located at Bakers fotfi
The unappropriated portions frf i-m
areas eliminated by this procl . .. \u25a0; 0
will bo restored to settlement and eat*
after having been advertised la
local papers by the secretary of t!i » :n
terior. - /
July 21k— In *n »ntnm«->bU«» accWem. j-r
Haiviptoii. h. 1., today I*»»mond ft»aj
*on of I>e»mond Dunn**, former «*ia"rt«*!. ••
of pnbMr work!* of Br«v>t!yn. w»« ir.; \u25a0»>
kill'Mj. Ifi* aut^raHMlp tnrn«><l ttirtJ*-.
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