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SKETCHES OF THE FAMOUS
Windmills of Visitacion Valley
by lenore kothe, will appear in
The Sunday Call Next Sunday
VOLUME CVIIL— NO. 126.
GIANT POWDER WORKS SEARCHED FOR CLEW
Hundreds Strive to Win Reward for Wreckers' Capture
ROGERS AND
BURNS ARE
LEADING
SEARCH
Graft Prosecution Detective and
Former Opponent Take
Southern Party to
Powder Plant
"PROSPECTS HOPEFUL,"
IS REPORT AT NIGHT
Two Hour Interview Is Held
With Employes of Works;
Clews Are Closely
Investigated
CONDUCT OF PEERLESS'
CREW WAS SUSPICIOUS
GIAXT. Oct. 3.— To run down
clews by which to learn of the
identity of the men responsible
for the dynamiting of the Times build
ing in Los Angeles last Saturday
night. Attorney Earl Rogers; Detective
William J. Burns, formerly identified
with the San Francisco graft prosecu
tion; Frank Garbutt, a member of the
mayor's committee of five of Los An
geles: Ctarles Brown, from the dis
trict attorney's office of Los Angeles,
and John H. Baker, Los Angeles agent
for the Giant powder company, vis
ited the works of the company at I
Giant This afternoon and sepent the entire afternoon- interviewing Superin
tendent Frank Rollar, Shipping Clerk George Phillips, who gave the suspects
the powder on September 23, and Manuel Cortez, a Portuguese who assisted
Phillips.
PROSPECTS BRIGHT
At the end of the investigation made by the Los Angeles men, who repre
sent both the Times and the city of Los Angeles, Detective Burns said that
'prospects were hopeful." . \u25a0'-"\u25a0-. . • • * .. .
Rogers, who acted as spokesman for the party, said that the-, time was
not ripe for the investigators to make a statement, as the case might be
injured by a premature announcement.
The Los Angeles delegation arrived at the powder plant about 2« o'clock,
after an automobile trip from San Francisco. Rogers said on his arrival that
he and his associates were backed by $500,000 or more, and that the outrage
would be sifted to the bottom.
TWO HOUR INQUIRY
The detectives and attorneys immediately went into the private offices
of the superintendent, and "for two hours questioned Rollar, Phillips and
Cortez.
The examination of Phillips was most thorough. Every bit of conver
sation he had held with the trio of suspected dynamiters to whom he gave
the powder on an order from the company was repeated to the party.
Phillips also went into a minute description of the clothing worn by the
men, their general actions and other features of the transaction connected
with the delivery of the powder. For more than an hour Phillips was cross
examined, and then, headed by Burns and Rogers, the party went -to the pier
from which the powder had been delivered to the small launch, "Peerless,"
-whteh carried it away. The sides of the wharf were examined for clews, and
considerable time spent in interviewing Phillips as to the positions of the
three men when the launch was loaded.
SAMPLE BOXES TESTED
All of the members of the party then returned to the office and called for
samples of the boxes in which gelatine powder is ordinarily packed, with
camples of the identification marks used by the corporation. ' The paraffine
wrappers uped for inclosing the dynamite were also examined.
When asked whether there was a possibility of the immediate capture of
the men guilty of the outrage, Burns said that he was very hopeful, but
could not look for such a turn of affairs, just now. • '
Rogers explained that the investigators could not reveal the results of,
their visit "without hurting their case," and that he would not- give out
information which might be helpful to the men guilty of the dynamiting. : • I "
He declared that the people of Los Angeles were thoroughly aroused over
the dynamiting, and that the merchants' and manufacturers' committee of 40
had unlimited capital on which to draw for pursuit and prosecution of the men.
BURNS SUMMONED
Rogers is attorney for the Times, as well asfor the city of Los Angeles
in this case. Burns said that he was at Stanford university, visiting his son
when h- was summoned south., He arrived in Los, Angeles i Sunday, and at
once began to investigate clews which . may lead to the capture of the
criminals. - - . • \u25a0
Where the trio of suspects purchased the percussion caps and fuse with
which to set off the charge of 500 pounds w^ich wrecked the building, is. a
question that is puzzling Frank Rollar, superintendent of the' Giant powder
company's plant at Giant. This company has established the fact that it
was their gelatine dynamite which blew up the structure, but Rollar declared
that the caps and fuse must have been purchased , elsewhere. - ,; :
"Caps and fuses for such work are easy to obtain, ' he declared this after
noon, "but they may be regarded as an important clew in theinvestigation.
Only the larger hardware stores of Los Angeles and San Francisco carry
them, and the tracing of the purchase of the caps and fuse may establish the
identity of the three men." * . -
ONE CAP SUFFICIENT gg
Only one cap attached to a long piece of fuse would be necessary. for the
explosion of the entire 500 pounds of^SO per cent gelatine dynamite, Roller
declared, if the sticks were placed one on the other: Otherwise, he said; it
would be necessary to have .one cap for about each 50 pounds of explosive used.-
CO.NTDI'EB OA* PAGE 2, COLUiIA 4
The San Francisco Call.
SM^MfcASCIS^
REMOVING THEDEAD FROM THE WRECK OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BUILDING.
REWARD TOTALS MORE THAN $100,000
MERCHANTS OF THE CITY GIVE 530,000
The reward 'offered ..for information .leading to- the arrest ..and/conviction of the ; dynamiters /of the : Los ' J
Angeles Times building totals more' than $ 1 00,000, a sum- almostv; unprecedented in History v . This . figure>is "|
based on the supposition 'that , there "were no ? more than • three "conspirators. '. If^morei areV convicted the .total' <
jvUlibe 1 larger; as* Los Angeles' city arid county have together off efedts 15,000 ifor the .conviction of each " J
dynamiter. \u0084<, /. . V*_ '\u0084.•.-; ..;'•• \% .\u25a0'.'.. ".',"'C... ' :-• -. ' ,' : \u25a0 \u25a0 \.': ] ''.' .'.'; -.- '--._\u25a0 \ -': : \
\u25a0"-\u25a0] The ; reward, as it how stands, is as follows: 1 • - . - ' ' ]
. Gity; of* Lxjs Angeles, $10,000 for each conviction. , ; !
Board of supervisors of Los Angeles/ $5,000 for; each conviction. | J
Merchants* and Manufacturers' association, of Los Angeles, $50,000, of which $25,000 has been* sub-. \
•scribed.' : .'.-. . , ••\u0084/.» ' , ..'' . •'\u25a0 f ' \u25a0\u25a0'"''"; • \u25a0 ;•'-•\u25a0 •"-\u25a0'!
San Francisco labor unions, $7,500. ; . ' - ["\u25a0 - ' <
NAT GOODWIN IS
PLACED ON RACK
Closely Questioned by Federal
; Concerning \ Queer,.
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./ NEW^YORK, Oct.; 3.— Nat v Goodwin,
actor and.formervlce president of B. H.
Scheftels»&;Co"., the mining stocks pro
moting 1 , : . concern \u25a0 recently* raided; here,
and'in other cities Iby the -federal, au
thorities, was /engaged ,in ; a long. con-,
ferencelate today with .Chief "Assistant
.United^ States* -Attorney* "DporJYih^the
federal building. VGoodwin«-wa»vaccom
panied by! Nathan -Vldaver./hls attorney."
• Goodwin ;was\: questioned it
was'learned,"* as'to his:connecUon'jwlth'
George Graham, Rice,, the gemus-of the
concern * which " the \u25a0government/ avers
fruadujeritly used ; the :'mails.' Goodwin
spent; more than an. hour with .Door:
He' says he .went to the federal building
as a voluntary- witness,? - v \u25a0.-. >\u0084 V ;~;
' The World says there .-_. were,, rumors
current in the federal building ,today
that \u25a0\u25a0' a man 1 - of prominence, \ who -had
had connection V- with' \u25a0; the . Scheftels;
would* be ihdicted by the federal -grand
jury:, soon." '.,- \u25a0 : '. i \u25a0 '' \u25a0•':••-\u25a0\u25a0•'.\u25a0
Mrs. George Graham^.Rice,; at. ..her
apartments ,; in^.the, Gramercy ;park • sec
tion tbnlgh t,- said \u25a0 that when she \mar
ried Riceshe did,not'khow,he:had;been
in .the penitentiary. She 'saysUhat Rice,
after, leavirig«New -York rather- h.ufried
ly ; after,: the final fending, of! the Maxim
& Gray, race" tipping bureau,; went; we'st/
After' a trip.; to San ! ' Francisco herihus^
band "went \u25a0to r- Nevada^ There -he>"be
caxn«":interested -In,': speculation v^ and
finally met Nat ,C.:,Goodwln, wholtook
him .into partnership jWlth/ him; in ; the
N. C. ", Goodwin jCompany. ; SoonVthere-^
after Rice conceived the, ldea 'of sboorri^
ingi Nevada stock ; in{New. Tork .and ; en;
1 isted ; the : acquiescence^ and" ; cashV- of
Goodwin. ; : They '.came t- east,* together;
stopping off . at. Chicago ' and' pickingTup
8.-iU-lSchetiela.: r < i :.-s: .-s V:,., <^- \u25a0
MEXICAN JEWELRY
THIEVES CAPTURED
Two Fugitives Taken. While
r ; : Carrying More Gems Than^ g
Vv:: : '^^He : Siiltan^bj^iup;li
f : Two Mexicans," each carrying. 1 more
jewels than the sultaji". of. RulUi himself,
ewre.'arrested 'last' evening. ""afT the : St.
Julian hotel, 112"- Montgomery' avenue,
by ' Thomas Furrnan' arid,
William \u25a0 Cavanaugh. .The men., put : up
ai stiff fight. ' ; . Before they . could draw
weapons v't he '.police^ had, the./drop • on
them.;, -They, sullenly vsurrendeced and
admitted I*/\u25a0that1 * /\u25a0that 'they -were Gregorlb
Colin, alias .Garcia, and ' Celario Munoz,
who ! "were 'wanted 'in'.the city 'of Mex- ;
ico for £a> robbery * involving/ : $ 1 5,000
worth of jewelry and; f 1,500 in cash. |
"Mr/; the possession of -the^menHri, thY
cramped and ' meager hotel - room "'were
found -diamonds, rare -pearls,* sapphires
and ; other: precious stQne,s and, articles
of- jewelrjvbrooch.es, rings and* baubles
"of ' various "sorts..-. Also; a fine' collection
of pawn; tickets./ ; ,,, -. . . ./ \u25a0_ '. .' ... . ---. °J*;.\
-"Two days ago the : local police received
from -ilnspec tor 'General -Felix
'Diaz/, chief \u25a0• of /the ; police • force of j.the
City -of >M^exico,: that .Colin /and 'Munoz
werelbelieved to be.in. San< Francisco at
;theV/;st:/Julianv The police in
had traced, the menhere through letters
.whlch'theyj had '.written to friends' in
Mexico.: *\u25a0'.',' ' "- ' "' ''•'--' - ."'.'\u25a0:\u25a0
XvSundaytnlghX v Sundaytnlght t the^police Uhe
St. : Jflljan;'; but;the r two fugitives did not
appear. .: Last \u25a0 nigrht , the/ -vigil ; was . re-1
jirardedj by ithe -cap ture^of : the * t wo*mej£\
\u25a0 : - '?".\u25a0*\u25a0\u25a0'.>.". »-V..?.-- : ,':- ' \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0"': •\u25a0\u25a0'" '"'\u25a0 "1 -.* "" -
SAN JOSE 7,446
PERSONS LARGER
pederal Census . Gives Garden
jCity : 34.6 Per^ Cent Gain'
v•\u25a0 During Decade r : ;
'; WASHINGTON, Oct. ,' 3.— The -1910
'census' fshows^the. population^ of • Pasa
dena, Calf,' to.be 30,291. an increase of
21,174. 'orJ-232121 per cent, as compared
with 9,117,; in 1900. .'\u25a0'\u25a0 The . population : of
San Jose, -Cal., is 28.946, an .increase of
7,446," or '. 34:6; per cent, over .• 21,500 In
1900. '.-.\u25a0.\u25a0''; :' ; ' '.- ; I
HALSTEAD INDICTED BY
| FEDERAL GRAND\JURY
Bankrupt Broker Accused of
Clients
\ WASHINGTON/' Oct. 3.— Griffin Hal
stead.son of the famous journalist, the
late Miirat Halstead, whose- brokerage
firm failed January -.l7; last' and .who"
•was declared a 'was; indicted
by' the 'federal ; grand ; jury today. \u25a0
; Two. indictments were returned.; One
deals ' with Halstead's alleged*-wrong
ful, conversion, to his own' use of ; two
notes aggregating $5;500- given __to him
by John \u25a0H. Ho well,' a \u25a0 customer, and
the alleged -embezzlement of $4,800 in
cash; which Ho'well \u25a0 claims never was
credited to his account. _ * ' ':.]'.;'\u25a0 '\u0084,
charge "embraced in the'sec
ond item, relates to. an alleged similar
; transaction Vwith'-OrindaJ E. Yerkes, ' In
which Halstead is alleged to have mis
appropriated •:,* 200 - shares of V United
Statesisteel preferred stook;Certificates
valued Vat $25,200^and -bonds 'of market
"yaluev?9,€os,^.',; ; ; .-;; \u25a0;. r /- /' \u0084.*-.'\u25a0/ .-\u25a0 '~'r^i . '...:
;\tnm(mitlTK&2. j* *-f "S^s* //•
!, -light showers; light southwest BrtnJ.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3.— Unde?
the stimulus *of proffered re
wards aggregating $100,000 hun
dreds of men, policemen and private
citizens here and in all coast cities are
searching for clews that may lead to
the arrest of the band of conspirators
who are held responsible for the
blowing tip of .the Times building last
Saturday and the attempted destruc
tion of the homes of General Harrison
Gray Otis and F. J. Zeehandelaar, sec
retary of the Merchants' and Manu
facturers' association.
.r .«.„* • < :.-.. -.- --r >wV ; 4 ;,..-, _\u0084 .. . . Police and civil officials believe that
there .\vere ; at Jeast' three" men concerned in the outrage, which cost the lives
of more; than a'.score'bf the Times /employes, and the city has placed a price
of $10,000,. upon;. the head of each. The county today voted an additional
reward of $5,000;foi every man r captured and convicted, and on top of all
.this, members of the Merchants' and Manufacturers' association decided to
offer, a reward of $50,000. Twenty-five thousand dollars of this amount
already' has been subscribed. The rest will be contributed tomorrow, it
is*'said.' \u25a0- . \u25a0
REWARDS TOTAL $100,000
• \u25a0-'•-.-• , - '. \u25a0
Uponrthe assumption that at least three men were responsible for the
wrecking; o ; fthe Times, the* combined offers of rewards thus reach up to
$100,000— a 'figure almost : unprecedented in the annals of criminal pursuits,
and. indicative of- the determination of all classes to hunt down and bring to
justice the. perpetfators'of* the 'dynamite outrage. Seventeen men are now
in the city jail, booked as dynamite suspects.
The entire city has been thoroughly aroused. One newspaper, which has
been. friendly to labor, printed a first page editorial today demanding that
the strikes now in progress be forthwith called off, and, in view of the,
strictures directed at the unions in connection with the explosion, the state
federation of labor, which met in. convention here today, probably will take
action tomorrow looking toward the appointment of investigatrs wh will
work in conjunction with the committee named by city officials.
ARRESTS EXPECTED :
'\- .^Arrests in connection with the ca?e are hourly expected. Chief of Police
Galloway "said today that he expected to have one or all of the bomb con
spirators in custody within a few hours, and later he admitted that he expected
the news to come from San # Francisco, whence has come the most promising
clew so far developed. William J. Burns, former head of the detective force
engaged in the graft case's in San Francisco, is at work tonight in that city,
with other' Los Angeles detectives, who were sent north upon receipt of
information thai. .men named Leonard, Bryson and Morris" had purchased
there,. the., dynamite of .which the charge in the infernal machine found at
Zeehandelaar's was a . part. .-: Burns and the other detectives, together with
Attorney. Earl. Rogers and a powder expert 'representing a larg .eastern firm
of explosive: manufacturers .left for .San Francisco last night immediately
after reports corcernihgl Leonard, Bryson and Morris were received.
POLICE REINFORCED -
, . Ifi the' meantime every available member of the police department is
engaged- on the case in ,-this .city." Forty additional patrolmen were ordered
enrolled by the council," which met in special session today. Three additional
sergeants'and another lieutenant were also authorized.
- These'now are enrolled "and placed n guard about places where there
have beeri'strike troubles lately. The iron foundries, the Craig shipyard at
£ong Beach, the Alexandria hotel, annex, now in course of construction, and
several other large Steel buildings being erected downtown are heavily
guarded, v-;
.Genera^ Otis is.being protected by a bodyguard, both in and out of his
office, .an. dthe^.branch office which houses the editorial and business depart
menst of the 'Times .together with the auxiliary plant where the paper is
printed," are also' heavily guarded both by plain clothes men and patrolmen
in uniform: ** . »l
MANY CLEWS RECEIVED
Clews without number, coming from as far north as Seattle and from
various points in California, have been pouring in upon the police, and all day
the^entire detective force of the city, with a number of Pnkertons egaged by
the Merchants'- and Manufacturers' association, have been engaged in run
ning them down. '\u25a0\u25a0"
; One cle wthat appeared for a time very promising came from Portland.
Information said to have been furnished in that city sent detectives out to
bring in. former employes of the Times, but the address given, 3019 Vaugn
street, could' not be found either in the city or its environs.
REPORT NO T VERIFIED
Another report from San Francisco, that Bryson, one o fthe men alleged
to have-purchased, the dynamite, was running a. launch out of San Pedro,
alsjoicouldinot be veriefied. • \u25a0 f i
'Other; clews, are being investigated tonight, and in addition with the
chief's order- that ever yonc; falling within the pQlicc classificationj/'undsak-
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
RICH PRIZE
ATTRACTS
SLEUTHS
GALORE
Hundreds of Policemen and Pri<
vate Citizens AH' Over }
the Coast Hunt
Dynamiters
— n
REWARDS OFFERED NOW ;
AMOUiNT TO $100,000
City Council of Los Angeles An*
thorizes the Appointment $j
of Twenty New
Patrolmen
POLICE BELIEVE THREE '
MEN WERE IMPLICATED

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