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VICE PRESIDENT
INVOLVED IN
INDIAN SCANDAL
Blind Legislator Names Senate
. Chairman as "Higher Up"
in Land Deal
Senator Curtis and Congress
man McGuire Also Brought
Into Bribery Inquiry
\ MUSKOGEE, Okla.. Aug. 4,— What
\u25a0 happened in the private office of
• United States Senator Thomas P. Gore
at Washington at noon on May 6 last
\u25a0 formed the basis of sensational charges
involving the names of Vice President
Bherman, Senator Charles Curtis of
Kansas. Congressman B. S. McGuire of
Oklahoma and others in a hearing be
fore a special congressional investiga
• ling committee here today.
During a conference held in that of
fice. Senator Gore testified, he had been
epproached by Jake L. Hamon, former
chairman of the Oklahoma territorial
• republican committee and also former
chairman of the Oklahoma state repub
lican committee, and said that he had
been offered a bribe of $25,000 or $60,
000 to remove certain legislation pend
ing in congress so that $3,000,000 might
be paid to J. F. McMurray. an attorney
of McAlester. Okia., and his associates.
The money was to represent "attor
ney's fees" of 1<) per cent on $30,000,000
•which was to be secured from a New
Tork syndicate for 450.000 across of
coal and asphalt land now owned by
• the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians^in
• j this state.
SHERMAN' "INTERESTED**
Vice President Sherman's name was
\u25a0". mentioned by Hamon, Senator Gore
testified, as being "interested" in the
land deal to the extent of favoring the
: approval by congress of what are
• known as the McMurray contracts with
• : ; :the" Indians.
\u25a0What happened in another private
." room in Washington where, it was al
:-.legpd. Hamon made more "overtures,"
. was told by Congressman C. E. Creager
:of the third Oklahoma district. Con
i-grressman Creager supplemented the
. testimony of Senator Gore. He said
' . that last June lt» he had been invited
' by Hamon to meet him in a private
' room at the Occidental hotel in Wash
ington.
Having gone there, Creager testified,
he was informed he could have a "sub
. Ktantl&J 'nterest" in the land deal if he
v.''--'.i ithdraw his opposition to the
:.,•>! \u25a0•\u25a0;v3i of the McMurray contracts by
.\ =kv :• the question: "Were any ffg
urca mentioned as to how much you'
"• iv r ;rt *.o receive?" Creager replied:
'Tr.. T dM not let it go so far as that.
". i r:"dc it plain I was not open to
\u25a0\u25a0":nr :nf lenced in that way. I had
• ii.Jr-v4.lv jfone on record as being firmly
cp-ixtf^-o f<s the granting of such an
» ;; !Ti .i« fee to attorneys.'*
sirfaifiie occupied sums
<~"<-i;sr. «rman McGuire of Oklahoma,
•wno *v»& tjarged by Senator Gore with
being "interested" in the McMurray
" contracts, was said by Creager in his
testimony, to have been, at the time of \
his visit, an occupant of the same suite
of rooms with Hamon and McMurray
at the hotel.
Creager said Hamon had urged him
" . not to testify before the committee.
Clerks of Senator Gore testified to
•"having been invited by McMurray and
\u25a0 Hamon to "frog: leg" suppers at Wash
:• ingtoh, at which th« Indian contracts
:-.Tvere. to be "talked over." These invita
tions, it was declared, were all "turned
. ' down."
• •On . one occasion, testified Gore's
".•brother, who is his private secretary,
: .. Hamon said Senator Gore was "awfully'
• hard on his friends." This was the
." occasion when the bribe was said to
i -have been offered and declined.*
Senator Gore, in his testimony, as
%. pert#d that the offer of bribery went so
far. that Hamon said the $25,000 or
$50,000 would not be paid over in the
•\u25a0 form of a check or marked money, but
• that "it would be all clean, hard cash."
v icoXGRESSMEX INVESTIGATING
'. . The committee that heard the charges
: was appointed by resolution of the
. house of representatives to investi
;'. gate the McMurray contracts, which
•.••.are declared to have been made by Mc
; Murray individually with 10,000 In
. ' dians, each of whom agreed to turn
' over 10 per cent of their profit from
;. the sale of their land, provided the
..•• contracts were approved by congress.
•.-, '\u25a0"- -The committee, headed by Congress
.' man Charles H. Burke of South Dakota,
•chairman, is composed of Congressmen
Phillip P. Campbell of Kansas, Charles
B. Miller of Minnesota, John J.*Stev
• .ens of Texas and E. W. Saunders *of
tChas. Kcilus BrCa
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MADE AT PRICES CONSISTENT
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• AND NOT BEING TIED TO A LABEL,
• WE HAVE SUCCEEDEDIN GETTING
•. A STOCK THAT:, VVILL MEET THE
DEMANDS OFTHEMQST CRITICAL.
A LOOK THROUGH OUR NEW
FALL AND WINTER DISPLAY
"CONCLUSIVELY" PROVES THIS.
Jewelers Building
150 Rjsi> Street
V'<\u25a0\u25a0' QuestionV '<\u25a0\u25a0' Question Iby Congressman Burfe : \}Unsouiic6ttversationSiih^ very
high official &cU he said^w -^
Senaior'Gore 's reply: "He sugge^U&^aVVittPreud
Senator Makes Sensational
Charges Against Sherman
Principal figures in congressional investigation of McMurray \u25a0Indian contracts and • bribery.
Virginia. Its initial session was held
today. • r
Congressman Creager' s appearance on
the witness stand followed a series of
sensational statements. Among Senator
Gore's assertions were the following:
That Hamon told him that a man
"higher up" in the government was in
terested in the approval of the contracts
and that, therefore, there was no reason
why Senator Gore should not be; that
when asked who was. the man higher
up Hamon replied the vice president.
SENATOR CURTIS, TOO
That Hamon told him Senator Curtis
of Kansas was "interested" in the deal.
That Hamon told him Congressman
McGuire of Oklahoma was "interested"
in the deal.
That Hamon told him an employe of
the department, of justice at Washing
ton was "interested" in the deal; -that
he (Senator Gore) knew the name of.
the employe, but would not divulge^ his
name or the name of his informant, es-;
pecially because the latter would lose
his position.
That former Senator jLbng pt T\-'.ira-j,l
acting as counsel for M- Jli. rra.-.', had i
gone to President Taft April ; 25.. to iirg^'j
the approval of the centres. ]^it{ttt.a,tjj
the president had said J3"t -wch-A t-" 1 :^
a good deal of argument tc convince
him that the amount iA the fee-. atik<y,s'
by McMurray was justiGo.it."
CURTIS MAKES DEXJAI,
Senator Curtis today B«J»t n telegram,
to the committtee denying- tiia*. he wa?
in any way interested in th* 'cor tracts
and offering to appear before che com
mittee. Chairman Burkf said 'Senator.
Curtis would be subpenaed 10 testify.
An account of that part, of Senator.
Gore's testimony referring to Vice Pres
ident Sherman follows:^ . ;
Burke: "In your conversation with
Hamon. you stated he named a very
high official that he said was .in
terested in these contracts. You "omitted
his name."
Gore:. "I say again that I should
very much prefer not' to name him.. I
am, however, subject to the ' will of
the committee."
Burke: "The committee Is here to
get the facts and we must- have all
of this conversation." . ;
Gore: "He suggested that Vice Pres
ident Sherman was interested in the
contracts." . •'. , .
Thomas «H. Owen, counsel for Gore:
"In that connection, -you spoke of- ah
article appearing in Kansas City news
papers that two gentlemen had called
on the president. I wish you would say
who wag mentioned in that article.", V
Gore: "In the newspaper of April
14 Vice President Sherman and Senator
Curtis were named as having: called
to discuss the segregating of coal, and
asphalt lands. I think before thesen
ate.met.the next day, the Information
came to me." •
BLOCKED CONTRACTS
Senator Gore explained he .believed
,Vice President Sherman*was; favorable
to the contracts,. and'a, short time later
he introduced a resolution in the sen
ate that would require; further 'action
of congress before, the- contracts could
be approved. It. was this resolution
\u2666hat Hamon wanted withdrawn.
Senator ' Gore testified that : he and
Hamon had been friends and had' been
interested together in business transac
tions, at Lawton, Okla., in which money
loans were involved.^ Hamonis an at
torney 1 of ..Lawton,' which is Senator
Gore's home town/. Hamon is 37 years
old and. married. ., Aside from- republican
chairmanships, 1 he* has been "^ city "at
torney of 31a wton and has practiced law
In Kansas,- Oklahoma, and Texas.. »• ; "
Hamon .made* a sweeping I denial 'to
night of the charges., , , -•
ACTIOXS^ SUSPICIOUS „ t
.J. Lerby, Thompson;. stenographer* to
Senator Gore, : testified he was. 1 in' and
out of the "senator's room when" Hamon
\ras r present. / He, too, was> invited , to
the "frog, leg"' banquet, he < said, but
declined. . / ;,.• .\u25a0'\u25a0 cs ;".•\u25a0 ' v '.-, .' ; .;.-.,....'-\u25a0
"-; Congrea'sman" Campbell— How- long
were the ! senator '.and ;Hamon'' at con
ference together? -.'--\u25a0".' -^ , ;> '
Thompson— About 30 or 40 •minutes.'
When: Hamon came r - out -VI « overheard
him:say. he wanted vto "> make a'lot '<of
money and: he did, not care -how, he
made it ; ;. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0..; *.•'; ;',--v^-\' '\u25a0•'.\u25a0\u25a0 - : . .-„\u25a0
\u25a0 "Did you j hear;, anything that*; was
*aid at the - conference?".? - ; ;-. .'\u25a0\u25a0_ ' ,\ . :>
- .-"So', I did not.- y Usually when; Ha
mon called I heard everything. that was
•said. There- never r , before {had* been^ari
effort to 'conceal -it: Butt this time it
was different."/;^/ ''\u25a0/„ '\u25a0.\u25a0'\u25a0\\ "\u25a0•. •>;\u25a0;.- - u 'j£f "'
"In, what -way. was it different? '; Did
Hamon act differently?'.';:^ - s \u25a0'^",
\; "Yes,' he appeared \u25a0 not [to want tbsay
anything when : I : :was -.In' thejiroom,
which -was ; iquite, opposite ; from): his
usual manner."; \\-j :\u25a0 - . / .:.'?> :'\u25a0\u25a0; > '../
That r the; Choctaw ', Indians r who i had
protested '» against . giving : 10," ; per/'cent
attorney's .fees ; to , McMurray' had^ been
a&ked , to "rescind :, their/ action', formed
the substance » s of^testimony :- by*»W."^ A:
Durantr a , Choctaw, Indian'and;aYmem
ber of the Oklahoma ; state, legislature.";
Fatee, • Says ; v \u25a0) "\u25a0',
; BIG\ MOOSE'. 'i ; N/ Y..i Aug. 7 .- 4.— Vice
Presideht Sherman, issued the 'following
statement '; T toni ght s > ; concern! n g:M the
charges \u25a0 madei by Senator; Gore :"at-:Mus-'
kogee' today :"\u25a0' *-/"•\u25a0'; " .: . ... ..-. \u25a0..-.
r- \"Tlie • story a that--! 1 comes me" about
the 'charges •.made'* by/ : Senator)' Gore,?at
Muskogee ytoday T ': is^absolutely,! without
theißligbtest: ghadbw. of *foundation.'*f oundation.'*
THJE :^Mj FRANCISCQ^^^rFI^A^ 5- ; 191p;
MISSING YACHT
SAFE IN PORT
White Wings Reaches Aionicrey
With Vatiy «!
, /pie Aboard
[Special Dispatch to . The Call]
\u0084 SANTA CRUZ, Aug./ 4.— Great relief
came to many in- this city; this -.after
noon when word; was received from
Monterey about 4 -that : r ;^ the
yacht I White "Wings, owneU ; "by J. T 'C. !
Squire's of San Francisco,' had reached
that port ; with \ its crew of : five 'l and \
party of eight guests all safe. Great
alarm was felt today >by,',the; parents
and friends of the party of young peo
ple who ; had started -off: in ;the~.yacht
yesterday Hoi go ": to Monterey. When
the" boat j failed to ; reach- the \ other, side
of the -bay,- 20 miles distant,; and' no
word came from any point of .the 'yacht
rhakingFav landing", r Del" Monte,- Pacific
Grove, Monterey, VCarinel'r and' other
points around the bay were telephoned
to- in' quest y.'pt"\ the": missing. ; boat.
Adrian ; J AndersoV, who^- has /a? wireless
.plant j here, : notified | the cruisers \ South
Dakota Vand- Washington; and the > tvs
Na'vajo.iat target ; off .this
coast," to \u25a0;. be :on < the ; :lookdut, - but no
favorable:, reports came [from "\u25a0/ these
.warships. ; ", \u25a0' \u25a0\u25a0.." --<y , - \u25a0•..-";.\u25a0 :A- ';
;~.When :the White * Wings left ; yester
day Jt.was tb'make a tripas far. south
&s x San .Diego, .but 'the guests on "board
'were;. to > be : . landed at; Monterey, and in- i
tended to, return' in the" afternoon ;• on
the ; launch^ McKinley,-. which >is making
regular* weekly [ trips. ':";The launch- did
not . pick, them \up 1 and an' automobile
went ' to Monterey :• to f meet ; the ; party,
but . no sign \u25a0of the yacht ' was :in evi
dence. :, .'. •, '; , : - : : - ; ' -"/ :V-.: V- . "w -\u25a0;:-\u25a0 -."\u25a0
1 1 ..The White Wings: started out wlth
outVany' center board.,;, .When y it left
here . yesterday < for San*; Diego \u25a0it 'twas
scheduled - to' drop * in ; at - ; Monterey.; to
secure a ;sailing chart/ fori? the '\ down
coast : trlp.v Among those] on". board were
the "* daughter' of : Doctor VHartf of \u25a0 San
Jose ; i Helen? and •- Lanettee ; Hough % and
Wheelerj. Hough, -"children of ;• Banker
Hbughvof^Stockton; -land ;their^ maid;
Miss Clarisse \ Casper s and her \ brother,
children I of. Mr. and , Mrs. , Jean
:of-San*Jose.,-': of-San*Jose.,-' 'H%;^ ''>'':[ :;.:'^ ; Vv v .
'J^Whent the THoughs7 were V called Jupl at
their rsummerfstoppirig; place -here; they
said \u25a0 that ( the \ yacht was < and
that ;the; party landed, safely./ >*4^v^
"J- r. D-. Hough; Vcapltalist ; and president
of thfeVFirst'hational-bank'Jof Stockton,'
left -;- there % oh !'. the );'4 » o'clock ;\u25a0 trainl. this
af ternoon NN ' s for; Santas Cruz/ - re-_
CeivedVnews S of -the fmysterlousl disap
pearance 7 of i the > ; yacht- x White i Wings
andvits- party*-: of- pleasure /seekers,; of
which \ his « children *,were "members. *
PRINCE HENRY>HURT. \u25a0
fi? x IN FALOFROM jWHEEL
Queen i /Nyilhelmina'sK Cdnsort
Breaks His Collarbone
THE : HAGUE,': Aug." . 4"-^-Pririce iHenry
of ; The • Netherlands,-; the ; princeTcohsort
off Queen -.vWilhelmina,-:* t ell ;y f rom If his
.bicycle* yesterday ! and r suffered *a* frac
ture (of ithe icollarboneVj.-i PrinceXHehry,
who 3 follows "s athletic! fecreati on s^'with
enthusiasm."-, hag ; several « times is before 1
been-; slightly :, injured : in,; these; -pur
suits." -.\- \u25a0' - : '.:' : *s.''j^' - ''.'"'-\u25a0 -\u25a0\u25a0"'\u25a0'\u25a0: * .-." -." \u25a0\u25a0
PRESIDENTiOFADUMA
<IMPRISONED* FOR DUEIi
' : : ST;v PETERSBURG;; Aug.V4.— Alex
'a.ridepaGuichkoff,vwho,> temporarily;- re
signed "I &s > president i'otZi : the"^ imperial
dum^JinlorderXtoYservelafsentenceiof
four 3 weeks*-;; imprisonment j: f ori fighting
a?^uel^wlth';^Cou^'^Uvay6ff,-;a.-^'flvaV
leader,tihj[parliament,|begahjhiß7 i term
in i the | f or tressJoC \ Sts^Pe ter % and iFaul
\u25a0 tbday.i. ; ; ;;-: - . --. _ . -\u25a0/ •.. -.'
BUSH IS VICTOR
IN COURT BRUSH
Judge Insists That Accusations
Principal Bush Must
the Details
Judge Conley. decided yesterday: that
the. charges against * Principal .Walter
N.~: Bush, of the high
school, are not sufficiently specific,*- and
directed that the school-teacher be
furnished .with details of : the ? accusa
tions; made, against him. The- matter
was, before 'the court for hearing^.of
the -application made;: by "Attorney.
Stephen »y. Costello for a writ prohibf <
iting :the . board, trying Bush because
of .the general ;- nature of :the charges;'
and because Director. Payot ; ha'di? an
nounced.his opinion that the "principal
is Vguilty. The question \u25a0' of Payofs
qualification tp ;sit on, the^board-was
taken-':;-: under ?'' although
Judge Cpnley 'stated it ,to be*his,opin
ion rthat- as~a f. otl- propriety
Payot -should .not. officiate : ; ini the trial.
.: City Attorney English
argued. V ' at ":\u25a0 some length vthat "the
c]iarsfes""~^;er»p:'"f]\uL? "^-ol£»V in that
thf:J" aiTUrtj iVJc'h Ci l£.r' ViCuatlOil Of
cettiiia j.->.;.:.e <?.=.. ',. .
' Bush's %j^usJ;tV^c>«<^i-3 -
\u25a0^;{^B^^t^l^^e/;i^\u2666^3\«>;':3.>3oS^it3>r', of _ -hoyr.
liei.vio^ted \hoV^\rij*;;.s"cr ,b;.-,^h»^tiTnßK'
at ' xv'nicl* -lici . V! \t; icm^ "Kriswer.^l
Ihe v .itfd^a- ; \u25a0\u25a0 kx- jifi^'^yit justice
'he ;i«j,^ntiU.^';'£o'.-krtW^ihtst;'if>' that 'he.
may : ; pr«j)ar>>iif?vd«?f«hse.^ ;-Is -If" n6t
pcs«ibiA'.to v 'p;iy -tliat • ost^suclv and'.sucfc.
days ;he "did^-rbt, bercJri his. <3ulif:^ "'ix'
S:3O; r tlistt on sueh r; ind .^uob; <3«. iv? lu>
; failed Ity.iua^^^tho^raiiulrf'^^rciior^,
and ;! that | on !• such ** and \u25a0 such : days he
\u25a0filed;; false : affidavits in i order to "in
crease /the amount i of his s salary. I
have^no doubt .in : . ~ the world : ; the
charges ,'should; be so as to
contain -thoseS facts.". ; .. ;.
{"/English^ contended v that ..under ; the
law Bush k. was .';' not .entitled to : have
more, l specific -"accusations made.v but
finally -said.Vi he i ,would\ amend the
charges.:/.. ;!.;..;\u25a0 .' ;^ .:\u25a0:';\u25a0' •\u25a0!.;.\u25a0*.: '._::'' - V ;'.
. ;As to Director f Payot's 'alleged ' dis
qualification, English? pointed , out i that
the-'director,-- while vadmitting'theVbe
lieyed ;Bush -guilty,^ had - saidU? he^_was
able ' : .io'l give ; him, a? fairl and impartial
trial." "It is, a 'of jprime^im
portance,"; he said,7 r ' "that \u25a0 the Y courts
should not . bar. " a "s member of : a ','. board
from officiating in 'a trial unless he
is ' actually, biased." ',;,
Attorney/ Costello' Replies C
In . reply,^:; Attorney 1 Costello :i said:
"Payot may believe ; he is unbiased, : but
as /a v matter, i of. r fact be already
: trf ed, - convicted i 'and • executed - : ) my
client. ;. Prof esosr* Bush i would; have no
more chance ; of Hwith. ;; a':board
composed of; men; .in; the J frame i 'of ; mind
of ..^. Payot^ than fai missionary .^would
have ; .ini.the> hands r of ia bahd^of
bals, ior^ a ;deers with a i jury ? ; of;hourids,~
or?a : lamb J with: a' jury; of • wolves, ; o^ a
Maderaf county .farmerlinsthe; hands. of
a' bunchVofiSanf Francisco. bunko?men."
9ln taking' the; matter'under. resolu
tion,- Judge ;• Conley.i; said r \ he 'had -an
idea ! that ; urider the';law / of ; this : state
absolute •.:• disqualification %& must ::-:; be
' shown : before a ' member i of i the" board
could be Vpreyented I from sitting. : '. The
judge* .added himself A would
hayei no: hesitation lin^acceptingj Payot
as a juror Uf; he were] on trial,. but asia
matter /of ft propriety: be - thought fethe
director, "" having >:been \u25a0\u25a0 charged '-'\u25a0 with*
- bias , and prejudice,': should \ not sit. ' ' •
Alumni- Supports ißush; V. t \u25a0
Atf a; speciai^meetipgr '-, of the \ Polyf;
; technics high f school- alumnliassociation
held i.lastt night atttherAshbury>District
Improvement 5 Club i hall a resolution iwas
passed protesting j against 1 , the'; prosecu'-f \u25a0
tibn -of -Uhe /charges ?.of { incompetency,
;againsf.WalterN. Bush by-the^boardof
education^andtindorsing the position of
: Principal ;* Bush 'n in 5 the stand he * has
takeniinithe?matter.;- .; \u25a0 ; "'
1 'JTheS resolution estates ;,that- Bush is
known . to'the : members 1 of > theV alumni
faEsociatiohlas/^an^uprighti/andrxiom"-;
peteht instructor^and-principal,"who"al
j ways lupheld^.thel: dignity ?6f f hiß -office, ,
andHhatYof i his I associates^ at Cthe poly-.
techhic hi gh" schoolf* as well as erif of ced
;the~l proper? discipline ;among^the?stu-.
\u25a0'dents.'!?' \u25a0'-'\u25a0\u25a0• ; -'\:*h.^'\u25a0''\i"-it, ':y.~:\'"-:'\ \u25a0:{^' ; .";'- :i "' ; >
: The*; resolution: was pfficially.; signed
by Marlon',Vecki,^thejlittorney, :i ;who ;is
president i of; the|falumni,yasi well; 'a"s>byi'
-M ildr ed > Q.I lieyy,:* the 'secretary ; and e"n^
: grossed s copies I of 4 the"? resolution * were
immedlatelylipreparedfand'iforwarded 1
'\u25a0 to X each ' member . off the : boar d%of -f edu-y
'cation/; as^wellv as •to<Principal2Bush;:
Another irresolution -: : was :, passed 1 :: in-*
structingiVecki" to, appoint as soon fas
; possible sa|com"mitteef; of sthreeiofS the
; alumni' toVconfer^withvßushf andVaid
-hini/iheveryiway.possiblelini preparing
r his i.'def ense, _" and; conducting >his fcase
' the^board^r*;:; \u25a0£-\-^':. \\.'-y..'2J. '/I:': ; .. '<
EXPLOSION^ KILLS *TWo— Boston, Aug. 4.—
: .Two r persons I were j killed f and i seTeral | Injured
Bby \u25a0 the ! explosion of : a \u25a0 steam * pipe on board | the
'.. schooner/, Sallitte \ as riti was. proceeding \ down
«V,the .harborltoday. ;;.There : was no. panic among
•\u25a0\u25a0-.theipassengers.'r'-j.r-^'.:.:,— ; t.j -- -y':,;: :_\u25a0:;,: \u25a0 ;;\u25a0>.•\u25a0
For Infants and CMldren. ;
Ih^W^iiaiilwaysißought
Sigaaturo of C&x£yfficUC&/X
CAPT. HAND SAVED
FROM DISMISSAL
Taft Xomtnutes :Sentence;Which
I •Dismissed Officer^Without r
Honor From Army
President Accused Sol
dier Reduced to Bottom of
Artiliery List
:-Friends' of ' Captain Daniel W. Hand,
First artillery. United States i. army,
congratulated him "last night on the
news ; from Washington .that President
.Taft'; has /commuted his '^sentence' of
dismissal 'fromTthe army without honor
sis^the fresult, of his recent triai'by. a
court martial ;' for drunkenness, violat
ing a pledge of temperance and absence
wlthoutjeaye. . 5 He was found by the
court i '-. not; guilty | of V the; charges of
drunkenness on duty.;* -
\u25a0: The sentence, even as modified by the
president^ is considered . an extremely
severe one,' as it reduces Captain Hand
to^the bottom -of the list of field/ arti l
iSjy , ca> PP t alli?.:Where'hea Il i?.:Where'he must remain
five" years,'*and compels his confinement
forgone year to ;the - limits of the mili
tary reservation where his battery may
\u25a0 serve. '\u25a0.•",i<'V: :T ' -.'.<; I- .'\u25a0 C«"< : ' -;\u25a0 : ' '\u25a0.::\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0-'\u25a0\u25a0 " \u25a0 - ."
•~ •; It' is in \u25a0 consideration of his brilliant
record; and . gallant conduct with the
-Fifteenth/ Minnesota 'in the
f war.;with s Spain that Uhe i sentence was
lessened,;it is said.l-
"' Captain Hand's difflculties'arose <3ur
ingl his }X as quartermaster
transports '/plying , between: here", and
Manila,and"> culminated in -his absence
without r leave; for r three days when in
this,port:ajt theendof last March. .
,|j It; was a testified at \ his trial { that he
had been \u25a0 found' ln the city in; an intox
icated'? condition < and i was: compelled to
gotoithe .general; hospital; at the Pre
sjdio to recuperate.^ He signed a pledge
to^^bstain -?.f rbmi all£lntoxicants > for a
period ? of ; five .years.^lt was shown to
the . satisfaction of . the * court - that he
violated Uhis pledge*, early /in May," just
a month after signing it. \u0084; . ;
\u0084-\u25a0{ Since; his /arrest: Captain Hand has
been -; relieved/ from t his detail \u25a0 mv, the
quartermaster department and assigned
to ;,the; First x field artillery. He -has
been assigned by -his commanding offl
car \to; duty with a battery at Fort Sill,
Okjahoma, which will be his, prison for
the; coming ; year. * -
i^i!ww!!a4J.iw..iiMw^
"Morris \u25a0
olcturc tHem Ivcln3.rk3.blv 1 ii>'i« f-il 1 * \u25a0
- Your choice of solid quarter- . , -yj "..it " ' I
Twenty dollars' worth of; \u25a0; . - —^ \u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0 ~ ly |
E Regular $1.10 Tapestry Brussels Carpets E
r ";';'*' And not a penny extra for sewing, laying, lining or credit - ' l*-^-l *-^-» •\u25a0 • I |
; By' s going to the Eastern factories, instead of waiting |
lor.ineir representative to come to us, we picked up any number of snaps this season, and this is 1
"r one of them. , ; "X " . P
, These; carpets are a /standard grade of .tapestry .^Brussels. They have always sold for. $1.10 a % 1
yard-^rand are easUy-wordi it. \- They, are; the second, best: tapestry". Brussels made. " p
s->s -> v* If we had not * received a -nice fat ' discount «from-the ; factory-we-could:nbt "think^ of . selling them I |
at this remarkably; low ; price. . : . . \\- -.;7 . \ I
, ';.'\u25a0, ''Positively tno \u25a0remnants. Thousands and thousands -of 'yards,' and [good, desirable patterns. | |
ALL^TERLING [PRICES INCLUDE CREDITVr | |
The prices advertised are often greatly reduced, but we make no distinction—and Sterling credit-is |
ciihe 1 easiest : in all San- Francisco. • \u25a0 «
Free ?delfoeiyli»itkU>uT ;'oc?n)ii;agons;^:P^^nJ,v£|er^eZes-^J : i4jfanieJa.-. Cqxptls laid, stoves set I
up and credit given^^o extra charges, - \u25a0/ . ; ..-! ,/i.'l -: ' 'j_ • 1
vsT^^ FURNITURE COMPANY (§^&P 1
1049 MARKET STREET.
INFANTILE PARALYSIS
CLAIMS MORE VICTIMS
Two Die and Many. Other Cases
Are Reported , *
".,DES MOINES, la.; Aug.' 4.— Another
death; by. infantile -paralysis and an
other .; new case.,; were reported today,
from Mason City, which' has more'than
60 "cases. .Thus far Dr. 'Wade Frost of
\u25a0Washington -;- and the lowa board of
health have failed locate ;the fcause."
A .death" was;.: renorted *lr '~ ictfasaw
county, Xoday. svUli ue-,v '/jsto.ats- other.
P'^iutfc Jn \c>*rx.' . \u25a0\u25a0'
PANIC CAUSED BY
SU SPICIOUS FIRE
Occupants of^Raleigh%bdging
Rush Into, Street
in Night Clothes
Flames StartJinlVacant'Store
room and Origin Is Shrouded
in Mystery
'" • Fire Marshal Towe""and the police
are . investigating, a fire, that started
shortly 5. o'clock "yesterday
morning ln-'a vacant storeroom at .1823
Post street, formerly, occupied by. the
, Weinsteiri ! company, ; 1620 Fillmore
street. The blaze communicated with
other ; buildings, necessitating the
ringing of three alarms and caused a
panic among the lodgers in : the
Raleign lodging-house adjoining the
storeroom. \u0084 .. - "
The flames were discovered in the
rear of the storeroom by Policeman
J. P. Collins, and he: at once turned in
an- alarm, while. Policemen Welliver
and Bortfeld dashed into the Raleigh
rooming house and awoke the sleeping
Inmates, who rushed into the street
panic stricken, "in their nightclothes.
\u25a0 By the time the; first detachment of
the ' firemen • reached the scene the
storeroom was * almost entirely con
sumed and /attention^ was directed to
saving, the lodging, house /and other
buildings, -which were all \u25a0 of. wood or
of an inflammable nature.
,The \u25a0 ? storeroom */ was : - completely
destroyed and the lodging house dam
aged to .the extent ". of about 51.500.
The. contents were valued at $500. .
The Baltimore restaurant, 1830 Post
street,, was damaged? by -water., and
the .Salvation Army- headquarter%
1702%->Fillmore street, and a vacant
store at; 1716 Fillmore street, formerly
occupied by- the- Welnsteln company.
"w<jre partly destroyed.
The. losses are said to be covered by
insurance. -The cause. of the fire is a
mystery.
TEETH OF SKELETON
USED TO IDENTIFY
Search for Long; Lost Father
Results in Final Success
J:fdrJ Daughter
Remains of Henry Castorf, Who
Died 18 Years Ago, Are
Discovered
[Special Dispatch to The Call}
•EUREKA. Aug. i.— Bearing the re
mains "of : her father, for whom they
had searched over' half the state ci
California and sent letters of inquiry
ov«?r half the -United States. Mr. and
Mrs. ; I* Lacheneier of Sacramento re« v
turned over the Klamath river to this -^
city last evening, after a quest of 20
years had ended finally with success.
All that remains of Henry Castorf.
who died in northern Humboldt NISN 1S
years ago. according to the Indians,
his former neighbors, are th»- loosened
bones, of the skeleton. These will be
shipped In a few days to Sacramento.
The identification was most com
plete. "It was like the unraveling of
an obstinate knot, for which a period
resisted every effort to straighten out
its intricate tangles. Now neither the
daughter nor her husband have the
\u25a0least doubt as to the Identity of the
bones found several Jays ago. buried
on the little ranch which the deceased
owned near the mouth of Tully creek
on the Klamath river, about a milo
and a half below Martin's ferry.
From her mother Mrs. Lacheneler
had learned that her father had had
perfect teeth ai *d from the fact that
the skeleton was found with all the
teeth intact and likewise from the fact
that the Indians have maintained their
folklore stories of the deceased, tho
daughter is convinced that after a
search lasting for a score of years the
remains of her father have been dis
covered.

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