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: : VOLUME NO. 66.
Missing Japanese Confessed Kendall Ranch Murders
Woman's Torso and Man' s Bones Found Near Scene of the Tragedy
Mysterious Friends in London
Renew Their Promises of
[•" Support
Pentist Denies Rumors of a
/Confession in Response
'\u25a0\u25a0';,. to Query
Typist Remains Loyal to Her
Companion and Refuses
Legal Services
QUEBEC, Aug. «.— Those mysteri
ous London friends of Dr. Haw
ley Harvey Crippen who have re
\u25a0;" tamed counsel to defend him on a
'charge of wife murder proffered further
' assistance by cable today.
'.•: • .Two messages were delivered to the
•;•:' iientis't in his cell. The first asked if
••he needed funds; the second inquired
-.about the rumors to the effect that he
\u25a0.ha.d confessed. Crippen replied by, ca
\u25a0• Sl.e that lie would appreciate some
money, and he reassured his friends he
had made no admission that would hurt
• his case.
". .. It was said that a local attorney,
-: whose name the authorities declined to
tiivulge. sent word today to Miss Le
neve, offering to represent her In any
: legal proceedings. She declined his
: .? ervices - In her answer the young
j .typist showed that the 50 year old den- !
: tist with the pale face and fishy eyes
.still o«rts;a strong influence over.her.* '
She sent back word that her case
was Doctor Crippen's and that 6he
would return to England to make her \
\u25a0- fight with him. And she has let fall no
word likely to incriminate the man. i "
\u25a0' .Premier Gouin said this afternoon -
.that Doctor Crippen has made no con
.fission. t ,•'
•! ftThe crime, if crime there was.", he
>*jsatd, "was -committed in England. As
'. Canada is a part of England there can
/'•lie no extradition of Doctor Crippen.
:--His departure for London can be
Vjrought about only through the pre
•'Ascribed operation of the fugitive of
fenders' act. It will be necessary,
j therefore, for the English police to
' : ' prove only that the accused is a fugi
\u25a0'.tive from justice, charged with murder.
• The question of whether the accused is
• guilty .of murder does not enter Into
. the matter here."
: Detective Disappears
: . . Inspector Dew and the Canadian de
• tectives have not visited Crippen's cell
or had any direct communication with
him since yesterday morning. Dew
"breakfasted early today at his'board
.ing house and disappeared.
Members of the procincial police ex
•press the belief that he had sought
: . seclusion in" order to avoid the annoy
' knee of being obliged to deny frequent
ly erroneous statements attributed to
Crippen has changed much in facial
•expression since he arrived here Mon
- - v
\u25a0 day.* He is not allowed to shave, and
a four days growth of beard gives him
quite a different look. The Jail gov
ernor said the precautions against an
attempt at self-destruction were so
strict that the prisoner neither would
be allowed \u25a0 to have a razor nor be
trusted iv the hands of the jail barber.
/Rumors of Confession •
'"*V The rumors of statements made by
Crippen as to the crime with which
he-Is jointly charged with Miss Leneve,
have reached here usually from
Montreal, New York and London. In
each instance they sent the corre- "
spondents scurrying from one provin
cial officer to another. Nothing in '.
confirmation could b^ learned. It has
been variously reported that' Crippen
admitted of a scuffle with his .wife,
after which she was seized with a
fatal illness, and also that the prisoner
• explained that the death of his wife
was accidental. \u25a0
\u25a0 . The time set by law for the deten
tion of the pair on Canadian soil will
• expire at midnight August 15. The
.•"first English steamer from this" port '
-sailing after that date will leave on
.August 18. but a faster boat will leave
'on the ISth, and the deportation . of
Crippen ; and Miss Leneve may, await
the later date.
They have been - m remanded until
"August 8, but on that date it is. pro
posed to again remand them until the
15th, and on that Jateot once "more
remand them until the day on which
the vessel decided on; sails. 1 -, ;^- \u0084-;
Crippen f s Defense Begun
LONDON", Aug. 4.— Solicitor Newton,
•who has been retained to defend Doctor
Crrppen, hade his firist move today when
he Hied a formal application asking the
authorities to permit an: Independent
physician. to examine the bits of human
, flesh found in the Crippen cellar.
H. It is understood that Newton will co'n-^
s^tend thatthey can not;be' identified as
'having; belonged to the body 'of Belle
Sergeant Mitchell, accompaniedf.by
two wardresses rwho will; take; charge
of Miss Lerieve. sailed this morning on
the ft*>amtT Lake Manitoba for" Quebec.
The San Francisco Call.
Japanese Confessed and
Threatened to End Life
/' \>^ Place in y ihe*cani)^
Mrs. 'Kendall[onceloldme'of::
a dream she.had: before she; came':
to. Cazadero. She' said; thai'; in\a |
dream, she san» : herself -in a 'place::
surrounded jby -, mountains.- - She
and i her {husband : arid: son 'i>cre *
there: r - "In ; nip * dreamt I \ saxo-\
them] ]both before mp^
cyesy. ' fsaid Mrs: t :^hdall^"ands
then their murderer turnediohme.7
When-llj* first sav> '£ this {[- place? j^
knew it , was I the -. place "\ Ifsavt , in *'•
mp ; dream. "—Statement, made \
by.f Mrs. .Mcßains,' wife: of^a/
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Oriental Admitted Crimes
To Mrs. Starbuck But
Tale %as Not Believed®
' yrv AKLAND, Aug. 4.— ln a state
| .l" ''-'j ment made today by Mrs. Mar
!-^^garet. Starbuck; owner- o fthe
; ranch near Cazadero where the Ken-
I dall murders occurred, to District At
torney Clarence F. Lea of Santa Rosa,
the crimes were fixed upon*. Henry
• vYamagachi, the Japanese employed
I on- the. ranch, whose story when" he
) appeared Monday at the • Starbuck
home in Lake street, at first thought
to be an erratic, foolish yarn, is now
• looked -upon as a confession of his
1 crimes by the Japanese.
Was Greatly Excited
\ to Mrs. Starbuck's state- j
ment, Yamagachi appeared at her
[home the afternoon of Monday," July
j greatly excited, and bearing. the
j ;*marks *of a struggle/ He brought
with him the dog belonging to .the
• Starbrucks, anflrwhich had been kept
| -on 'the rahejr.'; The \u25a0/' man's actions'
I .so peculiar and his
j sp"great.that^Mfs. Starbuck asked him
'what was the matter? The Japanese
.replied:: "\u25a0 •; , \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0'<\u25a0
. • "I- J have -had trouble— a bad fight."
V-^With i 'wlu)fn?"; asked:. Mrs. '* Star
buck.: -* :\u25a0 \u25a0 r -'s. '.i
I' v 'Those Kendalls," he said. "They
.come at me— all— they beat and shoot
me.'; I killed them in defense. I put
•them, away.". , \u25a0 . ;
" Mrsi Starbuck, not knowing just
*Kow to' take" the man's statements,
telephoned- to ; her husband, who left
•his office -and v/ent home. The three
and Miss-Crystal Starbuck then talked
-together, "and, Yamagachi a^ain told
r . .of. his, fight with, the Kendalls and. his
.killing; of the three. The story of the
altercation" and subsequent murder of
. the Kendalls seemed unreasonable to
_the- Starbucks, and no credence was
\u25a0placed in' it. Mrs. Starbuckand her
.husband' both that the affair
. aln ?H nte d to nothing more than a* fist
fight, and paid : "no serious attention to
the \u25a0•-.\u25a0 oriental's incoherent narrative,
other, than' to ; repeat it to Attorney
Brunk,- her legal adv-iser.
;Promised /Protection
\u0084' H.F. Starbuck' told "the Japanese that
ifhev.had had any serious trouble with
the Kendalls and had done any shoot
ing in self-defense: not' to worry, that
the matter could _be taken up and he
could»be protected and given- justice.
, Yamagachi; then said: " A,
i life is no good— l will end my
Ji . fe -" ; / ; V- \u25a0»" \u25a0 \u25a0"''. •wr:*\v "•,.\u25a0\u25a0 --
\ .While the Starbucks were conferring
about. Yamagachi's story, the; Japanese
slipped out by wayof.the basement of
the home arid has .not been seen' or
heard of since by them. r He was to ap
pear-theVnext day; to confer" further
with .the Starbucks, "'who are now , con
yinced that he has committed ] suicide.
When asked", at, what time the flght
with' the. Kendall -family took -place
-Yamagachi -said: -' "Why," last week,"
whl£h\flxes the date of , the crime some
wherebetweeh^ July 16 and July 23. •.•;•-\u25a0"
•Believed, Insane
'VV L The day. after the visit of the Japanese
Starbuck telephoned to Attorney Brunk
atV Berkeley reciting - the peculiar story
told by Yamagachi. , Both made light of
the story .^and" attached no particular
significance' tV> it. .Brunk 'laughed" and
said that^the" man' was probably wrong
in his mind. \u0084 '; \ - \u25a0
; No more; was thought *df the matter
uritir. the .'strange disappearance of' the
three j Kendalls, 'followed \by the rumor
that: they had 'been, murdered. Even
-th'e^Mfs. Starbuck made the statement
that , they .had I in ; all . probability , fled
from \u25a0 theifcountry .to escape
charges {that j were pending against
them,*. brought by Starbuck- for stealing
cattle \u25a0 from^.the branch and misappropri-'
Vting -money.*: \u25a0 Starbuck "was out of the
'city -at; the time and ; knew nothingVof
thefhorrjble crime and^the connection
of -the Japanese with .it until he *\u0084read, .read
the; 'account* in ;a morning < paper ,as : he
was"; returning; home' this morning." '
•/starbuck said today: \u0084' . >
"Now -that - 1 • have . ascertained "; the
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[Spec/of Dispatch to The Call]
Aug. 4.— Enoch Ken-
I dall and his wife, Una, were killed
s^s^»«t the Kendall ranch and their
bodies were cremated partly In the
kitchen stove and partly In the yard,
of the house, but, where Thomas A.
Kendall, the son and business member
of the family, was. killed is the domi
nant mystery of the terrible tragedy
at the base of Red mountain. Indis
putable proof was discovered today
that two members of the family were
slain. The greater portion of the
wbman's body has been recovered, the
torso being found at noon today about
a half mile above the house. Frag
ments of a man's body also were fp»ad,
and * Enoch . Kendall's . spectacle case
was found, in * the sinister • ash. heap
near the house, and Sheriff Jack Smith •
believes that the masculine bones
found are those of the father. But as
yet no trace of any effects of Thomas
.Kendall has been discovered. The .
gold ring with the initials "T. A. K-.'* ;
found in the stove, bore the letters
of " the son's j name, but it was worn
by the young man's mother. .\» v;
Rounding Up Japanese
Sheriff Smith has begun to round up
all the Japanese in the ' vicinity of
Cazadero as witnesses who can tell
something of the movements of the.
Japanese, Henry Yamagachi, against
whom the strongest suspicion in the
case now lies. Mrs Margaret Star
buck's, warm defense of Yamagachi
was received bitterly by the friends
of the Kendalls. Mrs. Starbuck is
the owner of the property leased by
the Kendalls in which the terrible
triple murder occurred. Since the
Kendalls secured the lease they have
had trouble with Mrs. Starbuck.
"Mrs. Starbuck should not say any
thing on behalf of the Japanese or
against Tom Kendall," said Uncle Bea
\u25a0 Marshall, a patriarch "of the com
munity, expressing the feelings of the
neighbors of the Kendalls. • "Tom Ken
dall was a good, hard working young
man and did his duty by the place."
Justice of the Pe,ace F. Drake Tros
per. the nearest neighbor to the Ken
dalls, scorned Mrs. Starbuck's published
statement 'that # Thomas Kendall . had
stolen blooded stock iWhich was on the
"ranch when he took possession..
. "There was no - blooded stock in the
first, place, and. Kendall handled .the
property,well in the second." said Tros-
Net Tightening
i . The imeshes in 1 which . Tamagachi is
being entangled were drawn tighter to
day by the statements of; Judge Tros
per and Edward - Bones, who saw the
Japanese walking to Cazadero from the
direction of the .Kendall place* Sunday.
July 24, the day on which the Kendalls
were? slain. ».
\u0084'/, "When , I saw Tamagachi," said Tros
per/i"his face was not bruised and he
snowed no, marks of " having been In
an" encounter with* any one. He was
hastening toward Cazadero, but was too
late "for" the afternoon train; It was
about 6 ' oclock. The black she'pheril
dog, "which had belonged to Olrs. iStar
buck and stayed on-.the Kendall place,
was trotting at, his heels."' ' " » '
'. : Bones, who conducts a .road . resort
just '• out of . Cazadero. saw a Japanese
whom be recognized as one working on
the'^ Starbuck place pass his resort on
the same afternoon. ' Monday morning
Ben - Marshall smw the dog at the Caza
dero station." '\u25a0 .
That Mrs. Kendall had a strange pre
sentiment of the killing;of her husband,
her, son and ' herself, 'was the "remark -
able statement made today by Mrs. Me-
Bains, wife of a rancher living near the
Kendall 'place. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0?
Dreamed of ' Murder
>, "Mrs. Kendall , once told me of %
dream she had before ', «jihe.i came ;to
Cazadero," said "Mrs. Mcßains today.
'.'She said that in a dream she saw her
self Jn ;a place surrounded -by \u25a0 moun-
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