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The census man probably missed
the queerest ways of making a
living, but they are carefully
noted in an article to appear in
The Sunday Call tomorrow.
Roosevelt Confident Progres
sives Vnll Carry Convention
by 100 Delegates
New York Republicans on Eve
of One of Their Bitterest
NEW YORK. Sept. 23.— The pre
convention fight between the re
publican "old guard" and the
progressives. virtually closed to
day. After a day of conferences with
politicians from various parts of the
f=tate. <^olonel Roosevelt said that the
chances for victory were even better
than yesterday, when he predicted that
the progressives would have a major
ity of at least 100 delegates at the
Saratoga convention next week.
Hoosevelt spent some time today in
jrolng over the draft of a platform. A
direct primary plank in particular was
oonsSdered at length, but no one was
trilling to say how it should be
shaped. Tariff and labor planks also
received careful consideration.
Resolutions pledging support to The
odore Roosevelt in every step he may
take In his effort/to popularize party
government and to effect equal oppor
tunity in business "through the di
vorcement of business and politics"
\u25a0were adopted here today at a meeting
of the executive committee of the Re
publican league of clubs of the state
of New York.
A telegram jva? also sent to Presi
dent Taft expressing approval of the
Hand he took in his letter to Lloyd C.
Gris?om. defining his attitude toward
the contest between Hoosevelt and the
Woodruff Confident
SARATOGA. In*. V.. Pept. 23. — Pre
pared for on* of the bitterest strug
gles in the annals of republican poli
tics for control of the state, the old
guard moved on Saratoga tonight.
Timothy L. Woodruff admitted that the
contest will b<> close, but is still firm
In his belief that the convention will
indorse the selection of Vice President
Sherman by the state committee as its
temporary chairman.
"It is quite true." said Woodruff,
"'that we have lost some delegates from
districts we had reason to expect would
support Sherman, but as an offset to
* these losses we have assurances from
other quarters that delegates claimed
by the progressives will be recorded in
the Sherman column."
Year's Report Shows Healthy
Growth of Organization
BERKELEY, Sept. 23.— Officers for
the "ensuing year have been elected and
committees appointed by the Newman
club, the organization of Catholic stu
dents of the University of California.
Reports made at the annual meeting,
held at th« club house in North Berke
lry. showed that the last year has
produced a conspicuous growth in
membership and activity. The officers
elected are as follows:
President. T. R. Gray; vie* presidents. Irwin
T. Quinn and fclta E!len V. Ord; recording sec
rftarr. Ml?s Marip K. Mitchell; correspooding
ppcretarf. Miss Hazpl Hund; treasurer. Merryn
R. Dowd: chaplain, Rpv. Thomas Lantry O'Neill.-
On the social committee were named:
Miss Ague* T. Srholl. rbaJrman; Miss Gwro-
Anlyo B. Pow«>r*. Brjan R. Dyer, Gerald R.
Kennedy, Denbsm T. Lord.
The executive committee will' in
Samuel <ie !a CumsU. chairman; Miss Hazel
Shotting, Miss Llta I/auxen. 1-cmis J. Joabert.
Reception committee — Miss Verona Spcll
wpTer. Miss Marpjerite Morblo. Mies May Van
Marcn. Mis« Hortense G. White. Misa Helen it.
Webrr, J. H. Catton. J. T. Parker, Ralpb S.
Heper. John W. Harriett. Forrest A. Plant.
Henry Heyman and Pupils to
Play in Greek Theater '
BERKELEY. Sept. 23. — Henry Hey
man. director of the San Francisco art
institute. and two of his violin pupils,
Miss Madeline Todd and J. H. Todd,
will render the half hour of music in
the Greek theater Sunday afternoon at
•J o'clock. V*-'
They will be assisted by Mrs. Edwin
H. Garthwaite, piano; Frank Howard,
violincello and Miss Mamie E. Moyni
han, accompanist. The program will
Kings Glinka
Ml** T<yld. Mrs. Gartbtraite, Henry Heymm.'
Concerto in D minor. No. 4. Op. SI . . Vieuxtemps
Mr. Todd. Mis* Moynihan. •
Concert n for tvrn riolins and piano; largo.
m* non tanto Bach
Mi*s Todd. Mr. Todd. Mrs. Garthwaite.
Quartet, Op. 16: Andante «*antiblle..B«*thovcn
Mrs. Cartbwaite. Mr. Todd. Mr. How- *
ard. Henry Heyman.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND. Sept. 23. — Andrew Gra
. ham, 45 years old, foreman * for the
J^ Eureka tannery, Cast Twelfth street
and Kightcenth avenue, was struck
atid killed tonight by a "Western Pa
cific train. Graham was walking -on
the track near the tannery when the
accident occurred. He leaves a wife
and family. His home was in Melrose.
The San Francisco Call.
Students at Chico
Want Dr. Van Liew
Reinstated Chief
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHICO. Sept. 23.— At a secret
meeting of the associated stu
dents of the state normal school
here this afternoon, attended by
about »200 members, resolutions
were unanimously adopted ask-,
ing. the trustees of the institu
tion . to reinstate Dr. C. C. Van
Liew. recently tried on charges
of misconduct and later ousted
from the institution. •
Sentiment in favor of Van Liew
has been running high among
some of the older students since
the opening of the term, and at
noon today it was suggested that
a testimonial be extended to him.
A meeting was called; for 3:30
o'clock, and was held without the
knowledge of the faculty. The
resolutions adopted were as fol
We, the undersigned "mem
bers, students of the Chico'
state normal school, hereby
petition you, the board of
said institution, to reinstate *
l^r. C. C. Van Liew as presi
dent of our alma rrftifcer.
The following are our rea
sons: 4 ' . ,•, • _\u25a0 \u25a0 ,
First — We firmly believe in
Second — He has always
been more than a teacher to '--
us, a constant benefactor and. .^
helper to his students, both \
men and women.
Third — His' general and
wise supervision of the school .
has been an example, an in
spiration to all.
Fourth — He can best con
tinue the policy that has been .'
established for the school. A
new president would natur-
ally change the policy' and we
believe that this would be
detrimental to the best Inter
ests' of the students now at
tending the normal and to
the school.
Dr. J. E. Shaw and Mrs. Mary
Davis of Mill Valley Disap=
pear at Same Time
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
MILL, VALLEY, Sept. 23.— Sirs. Mary
Davis, wife of W. F. Davis, a machinist
formerly employed at the Reliance
foundry in San Francisco, but now of
Sacramento, has been missing from her
home here more than a month. Her
family has been searching for her, and
her son. Frank Davis, declared today
that if he could locate Dr. J. E. Shaw
he believed he could find his mother.
Dr. Shaw is a well known physician
of Mill Valley. ' He has been long ab
sent His wife and three sons are
here. ,
"We have had no trace of my mother
for over a month," said Frank Davis
today. "Detectives are looking for Dr.;
Shaw. He is saiJ to be at Victoria,
B. C. I think my mother is not in
her right mind. "We have no idea where
she is.
"Dr. Shaw first met my mother last
January, when he attended my wifa.
He mads frequent visits and treated
my mother and other members of the
family. Mrs. Shaw, his wife, was ab
sent at the time.
"One night in July my father came
home and found my mother gone. She
left no note of explanation. My wife
was in the house during the day, but
did not see my mother leave. She
took some of her belongings with her,
and tore the face from the only photo
graph we had of her.; My father and
I became suspicious of Dr. Shaw at
the time, as he was missing from Mill
Valley for three days following., my
mother's disappearance.
"Than Dr. Shaw returned. He seemed
anxious to avoid us whenever we met.
My mother had shipped her sewing
machine to San Francisco before she
left. Through the shipping receipts
we followed her. While my father was
at the main office of the Wells-Fargo
company in San Francisco, my mother
telephoned, asking about the sewing
machine. Through this my father found
her at the Hotel Bristol. He had sam
ples- of Dr; Shaw's handwriting, and
compared them with the name under
which my mother was registere'J.
"They were registered under the
name of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The
handwriting was the same as Dr..
Shaw's. My .mother .had one room and
Dr. Shaw another. My mother refused
to return.' She did not say that Dr."
Shaw was with her, but later Dr. Shaw
was seen going into the hotel.
"Soon after my mother moved again.
Through the sewing machine we traced
her to another hotel in Sutter street.
I forget the name. That was over ?a ,
month ago". -Since; then we have not
seen her. My father has threatened to
kill Dr. Shaw. For that reason I in**
duced him to give up',his position .in"
San- Francisco and go to Sacramento.;
Even now he Is willing to .take my i
mother back." ' i
"HI Tell the Truth; No Matter
Whom It Hurts," Declares
Victim of Dynamite
Poverty Forces Witness in Dr.
Burke Case to Return
From Exile in Japan
LU ETTA SMITH, for whose at
tempted murder with dynamite
'at his sanatorium near Santa
Rosa Dr. Willard P. Burke Is under in
dictment, returned yesterday from
Japan on the steamer Chiyo Maru with
her baby boy, who is alleged to be' the
son of the indicted doctor andthe mo
tive behind _ the attempt to kill.
District Attorney C..F. Lea and Sher
iff J. Smith of Santa Rosa were at the
woman's side as soon as the steamer
had passed quarantine and would not
allow her to be questioned as to her
cause for disappearing and the money
considerations that were' involved.. Lea
considerations that were involved.
Lea and Sheriff Smith were clos
etedjwlth Miss Smith for some time
.befj&re^any one was permitted to ques
1 ty->n>her. Miss Smith stated emphatic
'ally;-that she had come to tell all she
knew in conjunction with the' dyna T
.miting episode. She seemed glad to
Set back home. ;
She was met. at the dock by the
friend with whom she stayed in Berke
ley at the "time of her disappearance,
Mrs. William Files. The party was
Continued on Page. 2, Column 3
Delegate Browne, Acquitted of
Bribery in Election of Sen
ator, Squelched
EAST ST.. LOUIS, 111., Sept. 23. — Lee
O'Xell Browne, recently acquitted of
bribery in connection with the election
of United States Senator Lorlmer, was
refused recognition on the floor of the
Illinois democratic state convention
here today.
Browne was named on the resolu
tions committee by members of the
twelfth senatorial district delegation.
His 'name was hissed and cheered by
After the convention was brought to
a close, Browne made his way to the
chairman and" explained he wanted to
say he could not approve of that part
of the platform whiph referred to
United States Senator Lorimen
The democratic party, according to the
platform, admitting that Senator Lori
mer was elected by the vote of some
or its party, does not assume that it
has any political interest in Senator
Lorimer and it does not consider him
as representing the principles of the
party. The election Is deplored.
The original draft condemned "bath
room tactics" and "Jackpot" legislation.
These words were eliminated by the
committee according to the secretary,
because they were objectionable.
Congressman Champ Clark of Mis
souri was the principal speaker.
Violent Temblor Recorded in
Vicinity of Winslow
( PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 23.— Private
dispatches from Winslow report a se
vere earthquake .tonight in that^ section
of Arizona. No details were given.
Messages from Williams' say the shock
also was felt there, but no one was
hurt, nor was there any damage.
J. Thomas Receives Wound
That May Result Fatally
YUBA CITY, Sept. 23.^ — Jefferson
Thomas, a well' known farmer of Yuba
county, was shot and probably fatally
wounded today by Amos -Hunt, his
The shooting. occured on \u25a0\u25a0 the Thomas
ranch, nine miles from TVheatland. and
followed a quarrel over the distribu
tion of property.' Hunt shot Thomas
five times 'with a revolver. \u25a0
Hunt wasarrestedandplace'J in. jail
here to await ithejoutcome of his step
father's injuries. . C
" BERKELEY,.' Sept. 23.— The first \ of
the series r of Red Cross lectures Cb'ef ore
the 'police \u25a0•; department was .^'delivered
this afternoon ;byi Dr. John Force>~an
officer, of: tke Red* Cross society: of? this
city." ;The *, organization <;has: supplied
emergency ."boxes ;' for.; first > aidiywork,
and - these- will be: used ; after >ths' pa
trolmen ' are | thoroughly instructed in
their duties. \ :.,'.'." :
DAIRYMAN FlNED— Jooeph^Fassler.- dairyman,
'. f. was i convicted '•\u25a0 hy . l'olicc \u25a0 Judjre - . Weller \u25a0:- yes
terday' of the ' cow, ordin* nop and Vas
H sentenced to pay la' fine of $100. a . with the al
\u25a0'iternatlve of; 100. days ?in ; Jail.'. .•\u25a0", This "Jsi the
"';\u25a0 first .under' the -ordinance -and'- Its
:i constitutionality wilP be » tested. ', Fassler'a ? at
torney '-; giving \u25a0 notice \u25a0of •: appeal. • : . ; \u0084
Df.james Grant, n>ho is yin Jail,y in Jail, accused of the murder of young girl'palient through fatal operation arid qf burying]
' , the bodi {under^ the cement floor ,oj Sa'Vacant house to conceal the crime. \u0084 J
[Special ' Dispatch \to The Call]
OAKLAND, Sept.'. 23.— Watches.;, arid
fobs . worth $2,000 were stolen; .today
from Mrs. Frances Boas' room' at- 730
Eighth street, according to the woman's
report to the police. Mrs. Boas said
that the "valuables were locked" in::'a
trunk, which' had j reached; here" only Ja
few days ago/ arid she\did;nbttbelie.ve
anybody knew. the. room sheltered any
thing of value. :; .•\u25a0;\u25a0; - .• * >*":^' • ; •
Mrs. ; Boas was rtcently j aya v jeweler ; at
Coal Fraud inquiry; to -• Be j Pros
ecuted in 'Spokane, Seat"
tie and* Portland
spokane; -'Sept. ; 23.— The - scope of
the inquiry /instituted jby -.Secretary R.
A. Balliriger into suspected ', fraud >in
coal land -" in :*Alaska'/ and { the
northwest will^be pushed' almost, simul
taneously ; in \ Spokane, v Seattle "and
Portland:* In"; the: inland; empire Jalpne,
it Is reported f 4so^citizens will -beisum-:
monedUo* testify ;asUo\th'elr. claims
Alaska, Washington,- Oregon and 'ldaho.'
Cunningham .Case jßecal led
SEATTLE; Septi'23.— The Alaska 1 land
claims \which .•are^saidUo • be?under in
vestigation by vthe "5 federal j grand. jury
at Spokane* are* similar'/ to '4 those'; of '^ the
famous group,
which'caused-the Ballinger. charges. , i
The" Cunningham* ;gfoup ;'.-'- claims
has received ? great^prbmlnence because
of the- attempt^ to-: hurry /it? to .; patent
and has overshadowed ;the other groupS
located by .'promoters. ; ' It": was not.: al
leged 'in the !Cunningham}hearingr jthat
there' had been dummy, locaters, or any,
irregularity : in -the filings,' but 'the
claims;: were held up' because: some .* of
the claimants : had * entered an -agree
ment to sell- the-land;to .the ;Guggen- %
helm interests.' of \u25a0 high
rank are; Alaska coal. claimants. \u25a0
Immigration Authorities v Point
V to ' Contract* Labors Law \u25a0
F. S.j Minott; of the,;Goodyear/rubb'er.
company, iwhov has ".been for
his health/" returned yesterday i from .the
orient', on ;' the Uiner ..-< Chiyo .Maru.'y ac
companied ".by his^wife, and itwo nurses."
The nurseSiWereirefuspd landlngon ; the
ground" that a continuations^ f their,em-'
ployment vhere iwpuld >be an \u25a0 infraction
of the:contract-labbr;law. . \u25a0;< .\u25a0 ; ? V
\u25a0 ; Min6tfs? men; were' nurses,\but .were
not^enamored-.'pf itheir.; job." -\u25a0 They 4had
other,; occupations i of ; which ithey : were
prouder^. ;aiid': one "told 1 -"; the i'immigra-,
tioh fi authorities rhe was' '.'chauffeur,"
and Uhe -other v v » declared ;7. himself : . a
',' watchman.". .'\u25a0\u25a0 \-j '".*' ".' - :\u25a0 *'£>./;* ~~-.\
*.'*• -Minott'-.-win ihave.->to;-g^t-i along iwlth-'
out his- nurses -until .the\immigration'
board , of « survey 'straightens -out .-the
tangle. " *.}s?ir-:K- ' -"- -^. .-\u25a0}'' *' ' :.'}^-:l-' -;.V ; ; V- j *
PhilaUelphia/ She" sold 'her store a short
time .ago arid '.removed, to California!
Into a »trunk- she 'put. 2so watches -arid
fobs and similar jewels, 'which she in
tendedto sell here. \u0084 \u25a0* ,!,*
She was away from theUodging house
this afternoon and on returning. found
that somebody had .unlocked' the door
and open ;the , trunk. .j a All the
watches and attachments i haU J been car
ried away.- : \u25a0" . ' '\u25a0" \u25a0'* - \u25a0'-; -— :': ' 2 '. '-
.Thomas Hopper j Sonoma County.
.Pioneer, ; Celebrates His*.' %
90th Birthday
[Special 'Dispatch Ito j The' Call]
•SANTA \u25a0'\u25a0 ROSA, ; Sept. ;\u25a0 23.— Thomas
Hopper,* Sonoma , county % pioneer and;
former •.president 7 of '\u25a0-, the ; Santa sßosa
bank,: celebrated his birthday!
given, {at vthe> home jof t one of v his 1 sons,'
Mr.' and; Mrs.; Wesley, Hopper.':' v r
;; t Hopper "^is the' fatheriof . 10 children,
6 \u0084of '\u25a0 whom ;are < living; p23 \ grandchil
dren.'l 6of whom are, living;- 24; great
grandchildren,', 1 7.. of .whom : are ' living,
and -' 1* -'* great -great-grandchild. 7 -The
twenty-fourth' - grandchild •. was y born
this ~_week >" and ; Hopper "was; -'.lnformed
yesterday. of a the fact ? The children are:
f -Mrs. Eliza Cook,' who resides on m ranch'south,
of town. _;'\u25a0••- -.'•--- \u25a0•--.--- •
• William. Hopper- of Cazadero. -\- •< » j
Wesley Hopper of. Santa "Rosa. ' " '-'\u25a0'• .
? Mrs.; Mary - Roberts | of -. Green Valley.
\u25a0 ' Henry T. • Hopper, ' president of thelTklah bank.'
\u25a0 - Mrs. Rose .* of Seattle. ; ...
• .He has J lost 7. four.: children -as ?f? f ol
.lOWS:•\u25a0:;\u25a0'" - .\u25a0/ / .>;.' ';-•'\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0 J' \u25a0-..'\u25a0'.
•"\u25a0\u25a0• Mrs.; Mary 'Hardln!- Mrs.- Dicey : Spottawood,
Miss . Sarah . Ann < Hopper - and .-Kenneth , Hopper:*
The . grandchildren are; as 1 follows:
'\u25a0'\u25a0 Mrs. | Eliza Cook's i f children-:* are ' ' Jefferson, 1
Thomas, . Charles,* Newton, Robert and- Joseph
Cook;'" .-;'. \u25a0.../.; ;- i. \u25a0 < \u25a0'-..' \u25a0 ; -\u25a0 .r ; \u25a0;;
' Wesley Hopper's children ' are \u25a0H. * Lee Hopper
andVMrs.'- Myrtle ' Si^msen of -^Calistoga;, Thomas
Hopper, " Dorothy \u25a0 Hopper J- and ' Harry . . . Wesley.
Hopper ; of , Santa Rosa. .-\u25a0.•'\u25a0:::\u25a0.'': .<- ; . ... ..-.:
. Mrs. .Mary.: Roberts' ; children are .William."
Edward \u25a0 and - .Hubert; .Roberts." residents •- of - the
Green Valley: district! v . / r •
! .Mrs.- Uoa'e- Carpenter, has a daughter, 'Hazel,
who is now . married. .-\u25a0 , \u25a0 ; -.- \\ , •
, William : Hopper haa a daujghtv, \u25a0 Mrs. > Minnie
Chamberlain of -San-. Francisco.^ t . .
Vi The 'great ,are asVfol
(lows:/ j.:- .."/.;\u25a0-.\u25a0; y,'-~'. •.' ;\u25a0\u25a0 ... '.
c Thomas ' - Cook's •_' children, i Grorer ' ! Cook : . and
Mrs;. Maude- Phillips. J - - >.- - . ?
.l. l 'Robert, Cook's only child is.MlwHa2el-.Cook.'"
• i Jefterson/ Cook's . children. • Dalsy, T Lewis and
Marie i Cook.*. \u25a0 . •\u25a0 • . \u25a0;- - *• \u25a0 •\u25a0'• - *~>\ .
;•. Joti«ph m Cook's icWldren, : Ilene.-MerTin, '.Viola
and Lillian. ~';.;'r '-; x ,-:.-.- s ... . :...-•>\u25a0 j^r,
-'? H. r Lee ' Hopper's : children,': Reta ; and ; Richard
Hopper. \u25a0'«l« l '.;, :'• \u25a0 .\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 < .. •• ':" : -• \u25a0 \u25a0 ; ;*/:' \u25a0
.«; Mrs. f Myrtle. Siemspn' s3 only child- is .-Marie.'* ,
[i-.Thojnas Hopper's -j only, child .'is < a
I Portia. 1 : -: \u25a0 -%v!- ; ;.;,,:\u25a0!,- -:.-. \u25a0 ,' :\u25a0\u25a0>,--\u25a0 V;,
: 9fl Hubert ? Roberts of Green Valley, has two • chil-
! drenr?;>.J^:'. •>-\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0 : Z.-f-.-s.*.- \u25a0\u25a0•'-. \u25a0 \u25a0 "\u25a0 .:\u25a0-
J 'Mrs.. -> Minnie .Chamberlain ; has' a; son,;' Joseph
Chamberlain. -£-:^ \u25a0--..•**-,."\u25a0 --Hi. \u25a0- \u25a0:, \u25a0' r \u25a0\u25a0- \u25a0'}.; ' >-
*- Mrs." Maude '\u25a0\u25a0 Phillips , ha s * a , Wesley : Phll
1 Up*, i who *is -"\u25a0«.--: great-great-grandchil d'•• of; Mr. c
Hopper. •'.:. - l \u25a0--/' ; ; \u25a0•-, "-" '" f :: ''' :'' -"";' -" " '\u25a0''•• '\u25a0 : -'.'- /.
\u25a0Grant. at* 1293? G01den • Gate l aventie. There they arrested Doctor Grant and
•Miss' Marie*KesseVschmidt,;tHeVnurse in attendance.
Leaves \u2666hertempl'oyer
The dark discovery deared-a mystery that came into being in April of this
year,, when., Miss Sfvan\ abruptly* left her employment in the Monadnocfc
buildingand her home at 2040 Scott street, leaving no message to her rela
tives or' friends. , It unfplded a story of an attractive country girl seeking her
way in the citjv led; into guilty love with a well to do youth, a subsequent
/endeavor to__ hide: her .disgrace, a fatal operation, and then a most brutal
attempt to conceal the facts.'
\u0084, Since/ April 22 the secret has been kept, to be revealed finally by a lad
out of pique for a wrong at the hands of the physician.
With Doctor Grant and Miss Messerschmidt in the city prison, the police
believe; they, have the persons who figured most intimately in the murder.
They are. now s bending their", efforts to locate William" Sacks, formrly em
ployed as .'an attendant by Doctor: Grant, and Homer Hatch of Paso Robles,
the young man who- is.' said to': have taken her to the office of the physician.
; 'As the: circumstances have been relate dand verified detail by detail, the
police "believe they, are" in full possession of the facts from the courtship of
the, girl, herjll health, her visit to the office of Doctor Grant, the illegal oper
ation,, the renting-of the house in Eureka street, the transfer of the body in
a trunk,' its removal and\burial beneath the cement floor.
.„ The. first clew came ;from the Caughman family, who moved into the
Eureka: street house in July and observed the blood stained trunk. The
efforts; put' forth at^ that, time" came to naught, ilt was just three days ago
when information: reached' the department that led to last night's discovery..
The- information was 1 conveyed^: by Frank Gordon, a youth employed in a
capacity, by Doctor Grant. He had taken the place of a young man
named ' William Sacks. Sacks 'had assisted Doctor Grant in the burial of the
s body. When he gave. up his .position he explained the duties of the place to
Frank Gordon, his successor. \u25a0 One night when the two were together in a
revelry, on the 'Barbarjv coast' Sacks confided to Gordon that he "wanted to
?•»-.. . .* . ,-. . ». \u25a0 • \u25a0 . » - - « \u25a0 • .
get him in right. ,'., : A . ,
'\u25a0 : He ; tneVeupoh'divulgeditheifull story of the murder and btrrial of Eva
•Swan. :^That was -several months ago. Gordon held his 'peace until last
Tuesday/" He" had been drawn' into a dispute with Doctor Grant over money.
The-boy claimeduhat -SlS^was due hi mm back wages. He demanded bis
money-v-' , .'{ ' .; \u25a0. ; f ~_ '\u25a0_;.; ...
"You;get out of here or I'll fill you full of lead," threatened Doctor Grant.
' ;The*:bdy'determiried''upbn'imm'ediate revenge. He told the police the
fullstory. - The body was found just as indicated and the arrests made.
.. As th: story was related^Miss ; S wan called at the offices of Doctor Grant
jon April i22.^ This was, just, two <iays after her disappearance from her home.
The operation' was unsuccessful,^nd the girl died in Doctor Grant's offices ia
.Golden Gate avenue. The body was placed in a trunk and dispatched to the %
house- in' Eureka' 'street,' which 'Doctor Grant had rented. There it was
iwrapped in- oilcloth, a .comforter," and bound with towels. It was buried
beneath the* flavoring .of a -washroom -attached to the house. The trunk was
stored in .the basement of the/ residence. Doctor Grant and Sacks remained *
of .the house'Jor "a month,, according to Gordon, and then moved away.
; The Caughman family moved in, and "their suspicions were aroused by
the discovery of the trunk. Although nothing tangible was found, the odors
were such as .to suggest the; presence
of a /decomposing, body and the family
moved away. • Since ' then the> house
has been vacant. ' -
: Patrolmen Frank McCpnnell and
FranicWßichards ' and Detective Burke
were Vent to the house last evening to
search for the body. V
\ They, .proceeded" to' excavate -under
theVcement .in; the washroom. .They
dug: for some time without result. Fin
ally, three- feet- ; below the surface, they
rah -across the body. ' It was in kneel
ing i position, the ; left limb bent far
down"<wlth the knee resting upon the
earth. V 1 The' right; knee was elevated,
andiithe ,fa*ce ; swung forward' to meet
it. Around- the" figure was a covering
of -Outside of this .was .ao
eiderdown ; comforter." - The whole ;body;
YJESTTLR&AY— Maximum temperature, 58;
?5J> minimum, J*Qf /J
Finding of Body of Miss Eva
Swan Under Eureka Street
House Bares Grim
Goes to Dr. James T. Grant for
Operation and Then Van
ishes and Guilty Love
Is Hinted
KNEELING in a narrow grave, as
though in prayer, the body of
Miss Eva Swan, a stenographer
and former school teacher, 26 years of
age, was exhumed by the police last
evening beneath the cement flooring of
a vacant house at 327. Eureka street.
Coming from its resting place after
five months, the inanimate form bore
grim testimony of a shocking tragedy.
While the police were searching for
the body, a detachment of. detactlves.—
acting" upon information previously
imparted to the department, had pro
ceeded to the offices of Dr. James T.
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'was wrapped in towels, which had
been drawn tightly to hold it in the
cramped position.
The face, trunk and upper limbs j
were well reserved. The hair on the |
head glistened as though in life. The j
extremities had suffered decoxnposi- ,
tion. There was clearly sufficient to> '
Indicate the . mode of death. The ' na
ture of the operation was revealed a!- 1
most. at first sight. Blood still stained >
the limbs.
As soon as it was noised about the
neighborhood that the - body of Eva -
Swan had been discovered under th«

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