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How " Death \u25a0 Valley rewarded * two
Society Women who dug for gold will)
.1 he oundaiy v^ali INcxt • r^iinasiy
Appeals From the Oklahoma Are
Picked Up by a Revenue
. Cutter
Messages Flashed in AH Direc
tions Fail to Locate Vessel
in Distress
Operator on Nantucket Shoals
Lightship Unable to Fathom
Ocean Mystery
NANTUCKET, Mass.. Oct. 23. —
Wireless calls for help from the
tank steamer Oklahoma were
picked up tonight by the revenue cut
ter Achushnel.
The Achushnel. being unable to get In
further communication with the steam
er, reported the matter, and messages
are being flashed out in every direc
tion by the wireless operator on the
Xantucket shoals lighthouse.
"fte Oklahoma's call was picked up
by a number of ships equipped with
\u25a0wireless, as well as by several of the
land t-tations, and a geenral seach is
being conducted. The Achushnel left
New Bedford Saturday and is cruising
in tliis vicinity.
The Oklahoma has not been located.
Steamers Lost in Storm
XKV\* ORLEANS, Oct. 23. — The last
hope for the survival of the Norwegian
•steamer Bluefields of the. Vaccaro
company, caught In the gulf hurricane
in or near the Yucatan channel more
than a week ago, disappeared tonight
tvhen the steamer Corinto, in the same
service, reached New Orleans without
tidings of the missing vessel. The
Corinto sailed from Celba, Spanish
Honduras, last Wednesday following
the same course always taken by the
Bluefields, which left Ceiba six days
before. That the Bluefields was lost
with th«> 29 persons aboard, including
oesides the crew the wife of Captain
Lange, Is the general belief. The be
lief that the British -*t«aroer- Crown
Prince, Captain R. Klrkwood, with a
rrew of So, bound from Santos and lait
reported at Barbadoes October 7. went
down in the storm, was further
strengthened by the continued absence
of any tidings of her today. .:. . -
Ship Carries 46 Men
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 23.— The oil
tanker Oklahoitffe., Captain Gunter,
cleared here October 19 for Port Ar
thur. The vessel is owned by the
J. if. Guffey petroleum company. The
Oklahoma carries a crew of 46 men.
Former Grand Secretary of Na
tive Sons at Work
Charles H. Turner, for six years
srrand. secretary of the Native Sons of
the Golden West, who -was sentenced
to three years in San Quentin by Judge
Cabanics In June, 1909, for embezzle
ment, has been paroled by the prison
< omirission and is back in this city at
•work. Turner received his freedom In
September. At the time sentence was
passeJ the officials of the order, in
cluding Daniel A. Ryan, now grand
president, who had been active In un
covering the peculation of more, than
$5,000, appeared before the judge and
asked that the prisoner • be shown
mercy. .
Convention Called to Discuss
.Philosophy and :Politics
Politics" will be interspersed with a
little philosophy and domestic economy
when the members of the Votes for
Women club hold their convention early
next week at the clubrooms. 315 Sutter
street. The. congress will be held No
vember 1, 2 and 3. According to the
announcement of the president. Mi*s
Selina Solomons, three principal topics
will be discussed.
First, the theory of Professor Wood
worth of Berkeley that women should
be segregated into classes like ants and
bees, so that there may be mothers and
workers, will bt taken up.
Then the club will discuss the prob
lem of the* high cost of living and
equal suffrage.
Prominent politicians in the city
have been invited to deliver addresses, j
BANGKOK. Siam. Oct. 23. — The; death j
of Kink Ciiulalonjrkongr. which occurred
st an oarly hour this morning; was due
in uraeraic .poisoning.- Tlje king- had
*-iiffrred for years from nephritis.)
Uraemia developed on Saturday and the;
kins lapsed into unconsciousness, dying
s. few hours later. The. Crown Prince;
<:hoivfa Maha. Vajiravudh -van p.ro-j]
i lalm-?d ; king. He.w'aafborn January 1.
!i?0. and \va*s proclaimed prince Janu- ,
«iry IT. 165"..
The 28- charter amendments ithat are
•_o b« votfd on November la. will -be
iißCuss'fHi at the' if sular " weekly^ meet :
injr of the Mis«lori promotion, commit-.
life, tonlprht at *it* hail, Valencia and
Sixteenth streets. . A special" comnirt
tee coneistinir otj Matt'l'.' Sullivan. L-. J -
Meain<*v, and; v W. A. .r-.ra^o,- whicli f . has?
been considering, the amendments, ; will
deliver Its fepor* =.'- - - . .„.\u25a0,•;. :
The San Francisco Call.
For the Orphans
Makes Snjall Gains
; As yesterday D>as Sunday, but,
little money n-as added to the fund
for [the orphans ; who . n-cre burned
out by the fire at. Mount St. Joseph's
asylum ttooTvecks ago. The fund
will yet, \u25a0be % materially increased, \
however, and the friends of the help
less little ones may expect to' see a \
substantial addition to it during the\
coming iveel^. _ • <
Yesterday's subscriptions: \
PrcTiously acknowledged. .$5,170.72«
C. T. Hickling. ...:.. 2.00 J
J. Dougherty. : . . . 2.00 ;
i.-- - - i
Total .................. $8,179.72 1
Temporary Home of Children of
Mount St. Joseph's Asylum
Has Bare Floors
That charity is the greatest touch
stone of human nature has been evi
denced by ,the continued subscriptions
to The Call fund for the relief of the
children of the Mount St. Joseph's
orphan asylum, which was destroyed
by fire. The quarters at Ellis and
Franklin streets," where the little
charg-es are dally. being received into
their temporary 'home, have during the
week presented a scene , of Industry
and hopefulness, the cheerful sisters of
charity restoring order out of chaos
and making a home once more for the
waifs of a great city.
Many Generous Responses
Generous and characteristic re
sponses to the "calf for: help have" been
accorded by. many organizations, whose
members have shown a ; good* natured
rivalry. Bit by bit the contributions to
The Call fund have spread to two,
three, and four figures. 7 Pennies, nick
els, dimes : and dollars have • helped to
give ; comfort^ and .warmth* to Che- child
ren and there, is every Indication -that
the fund will continue, to. grow to the
credit of a worthy charity and a de
voted people. \u25a0-
Sisters* Purse Overtaxed
But the little ones still walk over
bare floors. Thebigi cold inhospitable
looking building* now called* '.'home"
has taxed the purse strings of the sis
ters and bills for supplies, repairs, .fix
ings and furniture arrive" by' every
mail. Each day's dawn sees the. in
quiring eyes of the orphans turned out
on the sunny world, beaming with the
gratitude they can not express. Each
night closes with a prayer of thank
fulness and hope. Pennies grow Into
dollars and dollars buy the comforts
lost in the fire.
And so the good work continues and
the constant plea is for more contrlbu-.
tlons. No sum' ls too small to be ac
ceptable and nothing too great 'for. so
worthy a cause. Send it in, bring it
In, mail it in — as long as your bit goes
to buy a cot or blanket for a "kiddie"
In the only place the homeless ones call
"home." .
Hibernians to Give Ball
During the week a large number. of
the children who are- still In the coun
try will return to" the\city and^lend
their willing little hand 3 to the work
of putting the house in order. A num
ber of affairs have been ; planned 'for
the benefit of tne fund and the out
look for the week is 'promising. •'
The committee .In charge of the. ball
to be given by the Ancient Order of
Hibernians met yesterday and worked
on - the details. The affair -will be
given Saturday night at Dreamland
rink and a thorough canvass for -the
sale of tickets will be undertaken. -, At
yesterday's meeting a .number of the
concessions • were disposed of, the
funds'going-to the charity.
T. P. O'CONNOR, M. P.,
Raises $7,500 in north
Irish Leader Entertained; by
Portland Press Club
PORTLAND. Oct. 23.— T. T. " O'Coji-.
nor. M. P., addressed a. large audience
here today, on. the subject of home rule
for Ireland. Following the. address,
$7.500 N was -subscribed by local sj*mpa
thizers to aid the extension of home
rule propaganda. ,'. Earlier in ,the v day
he. was the guest of honorjat the;* Por
tland | press 'club.* :• talked
"shop" to : . 1 00 , newspapermen present-,
weaving in many .of ;his own earjy
Journalistic experience?, '45 years ago.
O'Connor Jeff for Spokane tonight. ,v
. Miss X. Malt, 1434 \ Sutler street,;re
ported to ;the police yesterday* that her
mil linerji store had beerj robbed * Satur
daj-'night'of, plumes valued': at -$300^"
Mw.lß.- Rosentha \,'. 1070 i Jackson >tr<jet,'
rpported'that burglars hadrßtoleh;arti
cles -valued 'at' $50 from"-, her * house.'"';* C.
.W." , Nelson ;' of the S steamer
Sampson lost '%2l In money ,to piekpock-*
otf. /Pickpockets also '{stole ;s2lr ' from!
Miss Mildred v Mi Her oV the', Lt^k house
and J25 from-Mis. 1 Ll;Erskine,.l2 Silver,
Railroad Policeman Is Charged
With Beating George Yak
Her to Death
Woman, Convinced Son Was
Murdered, Jotlrneys to Scene
of Crime for Evidence
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, Oct. 23.— Daniel Flem
ing, a state railroad policeman,'
was arrested at the Oakland
pier this afternoon by Deputy Sheriff
Joseph MoffH and Town Marshal Seng
of Redding on a warrant issued at
Redding, charging him with the. mur
der of George Vallier a Tacoma boy,
who died, it is .charged, as the result
of a beating he received while stealing
a ride on a Southern Pacific train. The
alleged attack was made the night of
August 25. But for his mother in
Tacoma, possessed of a belief that her
son had been murdered, V the arrest
would not have been made.
Young Vallier, whose parents live' at
739 South X street, Tacoma, was mak
ing his way to the bay with' Harry
Goblei a youth of 521 South X street,
Tacoma. The only information oh. the
attack the officers at Redding had f or.
several days came from. Goble. 1 ' who
was taken to a Redding hospital un
conscious. That lad, on coming to -his
sense's! said he and Vallier had been
attacked while they were perched on
a passenger coach and that the assail
ant .came .up behind them. Railroad
detectives declared that the youths
had been injured in a tunnel, but others
Who investigated- said the injuries
which killed Vallier and put Goble in
a hospital were- Inflicted with a blud
geon. • . \u25a0 '
A coroner's jury, heard Fleming, the
railroad policeman on the train, testify
and did .not accuse .him of the offense.
But- Vallier's mother had; gone to Red
ding,from -Tacoma and demanded- an
investigation. Town Marshal Seng kept
up- the- work 'until he traced the crime
to Fleming. - .V.. . -\u0084, ,V
Marshal-Seng came io.- Oakland •' to
catch Fleming.: when,, the. policeman
boarded a train; for \u25a0* the ruriPou't of
Oakland./ -With o Deputy. Sheriff .Moffltt
he found. Fleming at, the pier this aft
ernoon srnd leftat once for Redding.
: Fleming" would go into details,
but insisted In "conversation that he
did not 'attack 'the boys.
Mother Sought Evidence,
REDDING. Oct. 23— Daniel Fleming,
the railroad policeman who was ar
rested in Oakland '. today -by City Mar
shal Seng of Redding on a charge of
murder, is charged with- the death of
George Vallier, who ' was stealings a
ride on a train. Vallier was beaten so
badly his injuries proved fatal.
The warrant was issued here yester
day, Harry Goble swearing to the.com
plaint. ',/,'-
pn the night of August 25 Vallier
and Harry Goble^both of Tacoma, were
•stealing a' ride on the roof of a pas
senger coach in train No. 15. "When
the train arrived' here the youths were
discovered, and Fleming, it is charged,
beat both of them until they were in
sensible. Vallier died on 1 the way to
the hospital, * "'"> ' ' '
| It was a .week before Goble regained
cdnsclousness. The trainmen testified
before a coroner's jury that Vallier and
Goble were injured coming through a
tunnel. -
George Valuer's mother. In Tacoma,
firmly convinced that her son had been
murdered by some of the train crew,
came to^Redding, and retained detec
tives. .- The evidence , they gathered she
laid "*efore District Attorney Tillotson
and yesterday he drew up the com
plaint. *\ j" '\u25a0'..,.\u25a0 \u0084
Fleming will- be here to
morrow by Seng, -v ' " -
Arizona Court Finds Official
Guilty of Embezzlement
SOLOll6x\ r ILLE, Ariz. Oct. 23.— The
jury in the «case. of David/E.iAndress,
charged with' embezzlement, returned
a verdict of guilty^here late-last night.
Andres-v as justice of the peace in
the llbr.enci precinct.' is-alleged to have
*carrted"on,a system of grafting in con-.
nection with prisoners _and fines..Thou
sands of dollars were Involved."
• This was the" first of .several graft
cases to be tried. | .
• Tlie. case of Ben It. \u25a0\u25a0••'Clark",'', former
county' treasurer, and: candidate foKthe
nomination » for ..'governor- of -tthe new
state,. Indicted- fbr;,- onibezzllng' county^
funds, .will be f oa.lled Afonday^'
ATHENS. .. .Oct. '- > 3.- ; -Tbp cabinrt
formed only a few days ago by Deputy
Venizlle- has resigned, ; due: to- the HCc.t
that on,'every attempt.to.Keta i.yotei'of
connfj<?nee in; tKe* national^ assembly \&
majofity.;'of .? I the ' members absented
themselves. «. Iving George, / however,'
\u25a0haYs refused : to-aT-cept .the. : ; resignation".
andUoday 20,000 citizens -held. a demon
stration in the 'streets- in -support of
Veniziles. .'. . .".-. . : •'•_\u25a0* .\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0\u25a0-- -..'.-'.\u25a0. -
\u25a0 | Jesse: Prick c Jr.;of 'I'allan tus '.fatally; injured
> ,whfiHi»n ? automobile \u25a0fooll'tlpd'*., -with £ a :njotor
-,*-,'Tele ion tthe | i«taJ-e £ fair,.* speeil-wn.r*, this '< af t«»r
- ;nocm . ? and- crashed i through itbe.^fcnc^sinto Ja*
'//.crowd' of-. itpwtafori'.^E.-' E.JB'>Bj:R.v.who jroilp
H the > anotopcyrlp^\sii«t«in'lßd -a brokeu 'shoulder
,, r ~. blade arid a' broken rarrh:?.;,;: ; *:CV^ J-"/;;;^.",:"J -"/;;;^.", : ". i:-.Vi :-.V
Fearless Republican Candidate for
Governor Says Battle Against
"Interests" Is Won
HIRAM w! JOHNSON left San Fnancisco last night for
"the southern* part -.of the state," -where- he .will cam
paign for the next'lo days. - He speaks at'Vlsalia
'*M^^ h^|^na^fr + oni^£h^V. will. the >.
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southern counties, : speakihg'fin ii l j>o3^^nse'. jes i, on {Saturday: v
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nigh,i. V Just before-lekving-he gave out the following: state
ment: i" ; '.\u25a0 '. -:'\u25a0','"':. : \u25a0'..:.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ;., .; _- . , ( ' . .
I am about to leave -for my last trip.. south. ' Every
where I have found conditions .most favorable.; People .
generally understand the situation and -the. alignment, in^
this struggle. . They realize that' the one hope of eliminat- 1
Ing the special interests from the government lies in the -
success of the movement that has accomplished this work
in the republican party. . ' : .
It; is indeed .unfortunate that our democratic adversa
ries have endeavored to -.transmute' this campaign into one
of personal detraction. From its very inception, however,
the journalistic allies of the democratic j candidate "•, have \
been denunciatory, abusive s and mendacious.
When I commenced my campaign' in the Sacramento ,
valley I made no reference to ray opponent < except in ; re
spectful and even complimentary .manner. Those •
at my meeti^^win^r^aify^reca^tnTs^^dis<^will many v
democrats" in ? the counties !I! I .first^passed .through,
warned -me - that such - a>' campaign would \u25a0be - impossible \u25a0 •
with my adversary. " ; I : persisted, [ however, in my effort ,
to keep the campaign; on a higher plane ; than thel person- ,
ality of the candidates.iand, indeed; I asked nowdtes.Vnor .
will I ever ask .votes," upon'my personality or, individuality
or upon . any assumed \ service of the past. |My .opponent .
finally adopted the tactics and eyeh.th'e language ' of ; the
kept • Bheet|of iCalhouri • and | Ruef ,. the , Evening Post; and '
thus allied. himself with that^ sheet; and the evil it Tepre- *
sents, in the hope of obtaining votes ]in the city of San I
Francisco. •. \u25a0 .\u25a0.\u25a0..,:/..:.;\u25a0.,./;.\u25a0-\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0,••.".;\u25a0\u25a0 :..^;- ''
. When'he made' plain the alignment of this campaign, I'
accepted the 'issue, and I have been pointing but and will' ,
continue to point out exactly his position arid those(who
are inimical to good government. This alignment of the
enemies of good governirient in San^ Francisco^ and the
representatives of : the Southern Pacific |on trie -side of; my
adversary has been made' so .plain that he has stated that
he will no longer indulge in '"personalities; and' notwith-'
standing 1 his ; declaration of cessation,- immediately- he
indulges in more.mendacity. This was observed In Sacra-;
mento, where, according to. press reports, he stated (that :
he would ] rather f be defeated for governor than indulge In
a campaign of personal abuse, and then theVfollowing
nightat PlacerviHe;- according, to= press! reportsr he stated
that I had quit the graft prosecution { to. engage .in the " •
Browne case. ; This ; statement -is absolutely untrue' and is
simply a rei>etition: by the democratic candidate of one of
the falsehoods of the Evening. Post- ; , v' " . \u25a0
What a remarkable 'commentary the' campaign presents;
when it is asserted! by bur democratic^brethren that, the
republican • and democratic • candidates are ~ each seeking |
'the same end— the. elimination" of ; the? Southern v Pacific '•
from the y government \u25a0 of the^ state— and every-; political \u25a0;
represeritative/of the ; Southern Pacific ;and:every.*repre-^,
sentative: of 'those -vwho ; " have Vshamed San -Francisco -are '\u25a0
found {not" passively but [actively Vmaking- the] fi^ht' of theT
: democratic candidate ! for governor! . , .- ' : • J
I understand that; the ; next, two weeks .will \u25a0 see \u25a0 a- cam-.'
paign of even greater, vilification than';ha,Si,been"conducted^
thus ; far,; and >; that \u25a0 every . conceivable- means will 'be
adopted •to arid 1 , injure .myji-epiitatfori'-and char- -
: acter. * v I ; have? been ; informed that? a fund • "has ' been 1 col
lected; by those who .'have ; been l^ accustomed ;: to \u25a0>, carry.? on- '
a, poison; campaignv.jni Sari; Frangisco,.- and detraction, V
an(l *jiiendacit y. w il I » be • th e '• wea pd nsVu sed to Y
: encompass, ou r*idefeat.^Un^the;iastjweek?my;ClientsJhavet
been; iriterviewed^by.i representatiyes^^
Sari Francisco in, the .hope' that^ometriing.mlghjibe^ascer-^.
> taine'd,tb\my»detriment.;;:Even.my
Nothing \has^beenVor; is UdO', despicable ioybe a^mpteid^
me Aandltbe^astoundirig part of- it is "jthWal I : this is* '^
done to furlieStheXeiectionfbf^a'man'w
;isieride_avojringj.toja^^^ set ;
aiyself.to'do --•.--'•:•' *~* J -»\ -\u25a0\u0084../* :r •/:' < ' \u25a0
Matt I. Sullivan Tells Why He
and Other Life Long Demo
crats Support Johnson
THE following letter has been sent by Matt I. Sullivan
to-the chairman of the republican state central com
mittee: "
• 'Sam Francisco, 1 October 21, 1910. '
• Mever Lissner, ;Esq.-, Chairman Republican* State* Central
:- ; Committee of California: " --'-•' »-~ - ;^:.:':' ;
, -Dear) Sir: I have been^a democrat all my life and
have . never voted ;fo'r a candidate for president or gov
ernor who was not of my own- political faith: I. there
fore, feel -diffident about addressing you <on behalf of Mr.
Johnson," the republican candidate for governor.
I have known Mr. Johnson intimately for many year?.
At times I' have been associated with him in important
Htigation-'and at other times have been opposed to him.
I know his views* on social, political and economic ques
tions which, he never, through fear of consequences to
; himself, r hesitates to-express in public or private. I have
watched his course in matters relating to the public wel
fare of this city and state for years past and have always
found* him on the right side. I admire] his' personality
and independence of character and believe him to be a
better, representative'of true democracy than Mr, Bell.
I see that! his 'oppbhent^vdicing^the] sentiments "of the
grafters^ of i San? Francisco/*; is- denouncing: him; for the
: part ' he > took in the ,graft s 'prosecutioh. T I ! am" familiar
•with the, history of that , prosecution from j the date of its
inception to' the present time. I know .well 'trie' effective
work . donV byVMr. * Johnson in bringing about the con
viction of Mayor. Schrriitzfthelatter's subsequent removal
from; office .arid the resignation of the" boodling- board of
supervisors of .this city. ./ -
.Through the efforts -of ;-Mr.'Heney, Mr.. L'angdon, Mr.
; Johnson^ahd^.otheir advocates of civic decency, within a
year after' the of 'the graft' prosecution
San Francisco was redeemed and its government placed
in the hands; of . citizens. \u0084 . - -
It is true* that for his; invaluable 'services, covering a
period of : more jthan a' year, IMr. Johnson received com
pensation.- , It ris also true that the compensation received
by him- was 'disproportionate to the value of the services
rendered.- It is,further true that if. he had chosen . to' ally
himself with ! the wealthy enemies of society," who' had
. debauched -our municipal" government,. his compensation
would have been;tenUimes greater. •.''
, - Every; decent citizen [within this state must .commend
him for the w work^hedid, : arid no, honest -man *will'cbn
| demn him,- for..accepting compensation for his" ' laborjper
formed. • He certainly committed no: crime; in •• accepting
clean money from; a' reputable source, for joining in the
prosecutioniof-:the worst, gang of, 'political^ pirates,. that
ever infested- a 'civilized community. -'
It is the; work'.that'.Mr. -Johnson did and -not 'the fee
that he received that .'makes^ his enemies sore." If-;he had
rendered* the same ..services -gratuitously 'he would still
be abused, ;and I am inclined to think "more ..vigorously
than heos.at' ( the present^time; because the crooks now
on; his trail "are 'constitutionally opposed to the. practice
of ;doing i something: for., nothing,. and in their opinion a
man'who docs, anything for the good" of the.] community
without charge 'or expense is an unfit member ' of 'society.
.. . I. can,' however, chcerfulh-attest ihat all bfjthe services
rendered Jby ;Mr. "Johnson in, connection* with \u25a0\u25a0 the graft
prosecution*- were "notr-paid^for.
rremember well '. being in his office^on the 13th of
\>vembcr / rlSK)B.i for;thc " purpose ;. of urging* him, rbiilbc
half of: the -Citizens'" League of Justice!.. of.- which I was
then president.; to. accept^a'feeto assisfMr: Heney in the
prosecution jofj the; graft cases.^ 'Mr/il leneyi^ was willing
and i anxious ?torhavet his !- assistance." 1 ; -For. various good
and -, sufficient \ reasons Mr. ; Johnson i declined ,to accept
"employment. : AVh"ile '"discussing - the -. proposition 'word
\u25a0^. earnest ojus* that^Frank 'Heney.-Avas -shot jlcAvn"; in > court
dunng.(thc;tfial{bf \ Abci Ruef. • Wc^at ;; 'first* doubted : the
fstory^^Wcidid/notvthink^it^clDuld^bearuei ' Upon7fufther
Hnqui^ry,;. hoWeyer^We .learned; the;-facts. r "Xatnraliy, bur
"^volunteereid f toitake^l r.^ H^en'ey\s!'place'in^th"e' prosecution
S_ of { Rue f : and i asked^me jo)j o)j bi n \u25a0 wi t h him. .. \u25a0 I ', promptly, cbn
' Vested.. Wejs^
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Woman . Accused of Murder
Shrinks With Horror When .
Taken to Scene of Aw
ful Explosion
Card Taken From Prisoner May
Lead to Discovery of the
"Uir of Reds" in Los
{Special Dispatch to The Calt]
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23.— Mrs.
Belle Lavin. the San Franci*cd
woman charged with murder in
connection with the dynamiting .of
the Los Angeles Times, was the cen
tral figure in a dramatic scene today
at the site of the tragedy.
Attorney Earl Rogers and the chiei
deputy district attorney whisked, her
from a dark dungeon where she was
confined in the county iail to rhe
brink of ruins of the wrecked building
several blocks "away. Blinking In the
bright sunlight of early afternoon tht
woman peered ' into f he tangled and
twisted mass of debris at her feet and
was shown the deathpit of 21 men,
two ot whom she is [charged with
directly murdering.
Lips Part in Horror
With lips parted; in horror she drew
back from the brink of the pit and
pleaded to be taken away. " She was
taken back to her cell. Attorney Rog
ers smiled intense satisfaction when
found in his office a few hours later.
Slowly lighting a cigarette he said:
"Mrs. Lavin has become extremely
amiable. We took her out Into the sun
shine this afternoon and showed her the
ruins of the Time 3."
:"• . *
He chuckled to himself as he add':d:
"Mrs. Latrln made admissions verify
ing certain facts which are Important
to me In the prosecution of this case.'*
The discovery o fa small calling
card among Mrs. Lavin's personal ef
fects In San Francisco and upon which
was written a Flgueroa street address
in Los Angeles in the handwriting of
"Smithy" kept the telegraph wires hot
today between this city and San Fran
Lair of Reds Sought
Shrouded about this' little card
Is said to be possibilities of the dis
covery of the "lair of reds" in Los An
geles, and where essential details of
the plot are supppsed by the police to
have been' worked out before the ex
While the address on the card bore
the number of a vacant lot, it is be
lieved by the detectives to have been
written- In criminal code, and that vi
cinity of the case is under close super
vision today.-
Wife of Missing Peddler Says
:" He Was in 'Partnership
With Robbins
ASide from a complete statement
made by Airs. Emma Caplan rejrardln??
the story told her by her husband on
the eve of his departure from this city.
the hunt for the men /Suspected of
dynamiting;', the' Los. Angeles . Timjts
building was.* marked.* by- a pauae-at
police headquarters yesterday. Captain
of Detective? Wall announced that th»
department, was waiting for wold from
Detective William J. v ßurns. , who had
been; ln Portland since .last Friday, as
published exclusively In The Call yes- •
terday. Tho numerous men on th» cas»»"
have combed the city for any acrap of
evidence against Caplan, * and ax« sa t -
isfled -that- the peddler is th« man most
wanted at this .time.. Even '^ his wlf*»
has suffered' a loss' of confidence,";, and
while ' she makes •no -' incrlmlnatln-c
statement," admits that . Caplan's "• con
duct for the last two -weeks almost
justifies. th'« -suspicions of. th« author I
ties. The woman is making a struggle
to withstand the strain. - but shows
great evidence of. the unusual ; ordeal
to'which she" has 'been submitted. Since
October ii- she has -sought lodgings in '-
thre^ different places twlth her two
small children, and has securiiw' «uj- .

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