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WOMISHRIIS
FROM THE SCENE
OF DYNAMITING
Rogers Puts Mrs. Belle Lavin
Through Trying Ordeal in
Los Angeles
Police Here Learn That Missing
Peddler Caplan Had a
Partner
ployr-ient in an effort to support her
nelf and family. •
Her statement of yesterday is im
portant in that It indicates that Cap
lan must know the police -desire his
presence In this city and that he is
making every endeavor to avoid them
somewhere in the interior or on the
north coast. She has been submitted
to the sweating process by three sets
of detectives, and it is generally be
lieved that she has been telling the
truth, but actually knows little of her
husband's associations. Yesterday her
husband's announced Itinerary through
the states was told by herself, but
though the police have wired along
the entire route, no trace of him has
been found, and Burns is convinced that
his man is in the Oregon city.
According to the statement made
yesterday by Mrs. Caplan, her hu%
band and a man named Robbins. who
lives in Chicago" and is married, in
vested In a stock of billiard table cloth^
of which flag pennants are made by
vendors. They left the city together
nfter October 2, .as the purchase of
stock occupied their attention for about
four days from that date. At that time
th<; Caplans and Lawtons, were, living
together at the Grove, street address,
and goods were, arranged for October
1. plans for the trip discussed on the
!!d and the actual purchases made after
that time. Caplan left his wife October
4. and since that time has hot been
seen by h<*r.
i.ONG TOUR PLAX.VED
Caplan and Robbins, who is . also a
native of Russia, and a Jew. planned to
jro direct to the Watsonville apple an
nual from October 10 to 15. and after
peddling their pennants at thai place,
move on through the San Joaquin val
ley and across Arizona, New Mexico,
T*>xas and through the cities and towns
of the Mississippi valley, completing
the tour about January 1. Just .how
much' stock was" purchased, or what
capital was invested, in not known to
Mrs. Caplan, but the plans of the cou
ple contemplated an investment not
only in wares. . but In transportation,
It being the first venture on. a large
s»cale of Its kind Caplan ever attempted.
- The dates were so' arranged that all
large fairs, carnivals, etc., would be a
field of sales. Robbins had long been
Identified with the hawking business
-and had made a specialty of pennants
and canes at fairs, on the public streets
/ and at exhibitions of all kinds.
; While giving out the statement Mrs.
1 Kaplan made the reservation that if
' her husband was a party to the dyna
> mite purchase' he was not conscious of
[ the object for which it was being made,
and was being Imposed upon and used
;by Bryce and Perry as a tool. She
• does not deny that It is possible Caplan
j has been the "Mexican" '-In the case.
She admits that he associated with a
; number of friends of Bryce. Perry
and Smithy, while they were 11 v-
J ing at tfTe Mortan flat at 33 Bryant
• terrace, and met them through Mortan.
! PEDDLER WEXT NORTH .
', The failure to locate either of the
• men along the route indicated by Mrs.
j Caplan has contributed to work great
ly against the missing vendor. Instead
j of going south, it is believed that he
•went north as soon as he learned that
•Burns, Rogers -and the; others • were
.on his trail. Evidence \u25a0of this move
'has been in Burns' hands and, after i
', enlisting the assistance of the northern j
• police, detectives and assuring himself
[that he was right, he left the local
> theater of action for Portland.
The man known as J. W. Fox, who
-met. Caplan at the Bryant terrace
apartments and whom the janitor of
'. the place say* was seen moving about
• the neighborhood with i a mysterious.
' heavily veiled Russian woman, was not
r traced by the police yesterday. -,As a
' matter of fact, a number of volunteer
. /tatements are made by persons living
'In the apartments regarding the-move
ments of their neighbors, but little
attention lias been accorded them by
the detectives. ...»
WARRANTS ARE REAUV , ' ',\'
With the grand, jury meeting in.Lns
Angeles tomorrow 'and 'Rogers 'and
Burns expected back on 1 the scene this
week, the local .detectives are watch
ing developments with heightened In
terest, ready to serve 'any warrants
that Rogers may order | usea. Specu
lation has been rife regarding the pos
pibiUtJes of trial, it being conceded
that a change of venue would be
granted a defendant from either Los
Angeles, or from this city. Burns is
expected back from the north, during
the, week, but If he should decide to
follow the lead afforded in Portland,
telegraphic Information is awaited.
Chief Seymour, when seen yesterday,
said that he had given -little* attention
to.ithe case since Friday. O. A.Tveit
.moe did not present himself at police
\u25a0 headquarters yesterday. \u25a0
rpo COUNTRY'S FORESTS
p INFLUENCE RAINFALL?
; Investigations Being Made to
Secure Data
•Do forests influence j rainfall? The
question has been answered both ways,
but -there are no reliable statistics on
the matter. The recognition of this
fact, has led the United States weather
bureau and the United States forest
service to undertake jointly a series
of -Investigations to supply the data
needed, A %cry complete study of the
effects'of forest cover upon streamflow,
\u2666>rosioh, disposition of silt and the like,
as well -as their possible moteorological
relation^, will be carried out on two
watersheds , of similar topography near
Wagon Wheel gap, Colo., in the Rio
Grande 'national forest.) The dams and
instruments of the measurement- of
streamflovi;' jvill be installed at about
9,500 feet elevation above sea level.
The streams drain an area that extends
to about 10.500 feet elevation. - v * '
It is Intended to, measure the flow of
the two streams for 4a4 a ; period of eight
or 10 years, which should "be long
enough to show that r wlth similar for
estation the behavior j.r of the two
streams is the same. One.of the water- j
sheds will then be cleared and the j
measurements will be continued. .for a
further period of eight or tffh\ yeare,
so that the effects of denudation may
be perfectly determined by comparing^
the results of observations in ; theltwoi
tracts. ;' \u25a0 "?•?\u25a0.
The. instruments and | the "observers •
are a-lready on the ground; and this ,
Important ', investigation j will proceed!
without delay.
If - there is anything nice, to say
about ,a man it is always said at';his
funeral. , . \u25a0 '; •• v \u25a0
$15,000,000 STOLEN FROM
NICARAGUA BY FUGITIVES
Confession vObtaifed^From Man Charged With Goiin-
terfeitiiigrWHcyilmpKcates M adriz- and Staff
' , / [Special Dispatch fo The Call]
CHICAGO,-' Oct.' £3.— H/ N. .'-rSecrest,
who, * with George f - B. * Williams/ and
Richard* J. Trumbull; is under arrest
charged with counterfeiting' Nicara
guan s ; peso.notesj^made' a; confession
to United,' States, sepret. service opera
tives today. t in *which .he said j^hat ; for
mer high- officials of -Nicaragua, knew
he had arranged to •have; the" counter
feits made, ii- X - v - o •-.- ; .' :. i
The . .names _ .of..^fQrin.er.. Presidents
Jose Zelaya and Don 'Jose Madriz and
Generals Toledo, 1 Holes,- Vasquez. and
Martinas were mentioned, by .Secrest as
being among- -his "acquaintances. - ! - \u25a0'\u25a0 "*
\u25a0 ~t_-"* ' • -\u25a0'\u25a0-"'" ' •"'-•
"I left Managua, {"Nicaragua, August
21, on the -steamer iwlth Madriz and
abdut 40. of 'his staJt.V Secrest said.
"That was tlie -day! after the insurgent
forces under command; of ' General ' Juan
J. Estrada \u25a0 had overthrown; the Madriz
SHOOTING CONTEST
PLANNED FOR 1915
Panama-Pacific i Exposition to
Have Biggest Bundesfest in
History, of World
Confident that San Francisco will se
cure the Panama-Pacific exposition, the
San Francisco schuetzen yerein.one of
the richest and most powerful organi
zations in coast -shooting circles, is
preparing to hold the biggest bunder
fest in the world's history, at the Shell
Mound targets in. 1915.
Speaking for the San Francisco
schuetzen verein yesterday Captain J.
D. Heise said:
"Of course we want the exposition to
be held In San Francisco, and if we are
granted the big show the shooters »f
California will show the world that we
can conduct a bundesfest that will be
a credit to the state. It is the inten
tion of the San Francisco schuetzen
verein to take the lead In this matter
and the members have already ex
pressed a determination to hold - the
greatest shooting tournament of" the
century in this state during the expo
sition.
COAST CLUBS TO COMBINE -
"Our society is anxious to subscribe
a substantial amount for prizes and, in
conversation with the directors of the
other California shooting clubs, I have
discovered that there is a unanimous
feeling that we, should offer sufficient
inducements to shooters in the Panama-
Pacific. tournament for the best marks
menfof' fhe ! world- t«'particlp~ate ; -~>'V v
. ."It-' will not be the affair ot^one club
only, but- the entire shooting.fraterhity
ht the pacific \ coast \jrl\\ "; r combine : to
make the tournament.a g^and'success."
WORK FOR SCHOOIi TCHILDREX '
\u25a0 -At meetings of the board or-. educa
tion -and the,. campaign . committee. ,;of
the Panama-Pacific international'expo
sition company today, plans ; will; -be
completed for making the youngsters
of the state active campaigners in -be
half of the two constitutional amend
ments by means of which San f Fran
cisco will be enabled to go before con
gress in December with a subscribed
capital of $17,500,000. ." .- -' .
The board of education has promised
to inaugurate a course of civic study
during the next lew weeks which will
give the students, of the upper, schools
a thorough knowledge of the subject.
After studying the amendments the
scholars will hold an election, at which
the consensus of opinion in the schools
will be obtained.
On election '-day the .boys of the
schools will be stationed near the elec
tion booths to impress upon. the voters
the vital : importance to San Francisco
of gaining the 1915 exposition. The
preliminary . arrangements for this
campaign will be made by the* board of
education -today...- \u25a0 •\u25a0 : -: ' -
. The. committee .of the exposition com
pany will take steps to 'make this
movement general throughout the" state.
NEW RIFLE SILENCER
USEFUL AS BAYONET
Attachment Removes Objection
:r! of .Army Officers
The latest contribution. to the gentle
art- of murdering, your unoffending
neighbors under the guise of war is. a
combination of the Maxim silencer and
the regulation sword 'bayonet.* * --''*.
Objection is: made Ao the silencer
for military purposes' because of Its
added weight and the fact that the
bayonet, had to be removed In order to
attach it to the gun. .The new schenie
overcomes this, defect. "'
The bayonet is made hollow, allow
ing the bullet in emerging from , the
gun barrel to. pass' out through it. The
inside of the bayonet is surrounded by
a series of "spiral fins which F«tard the
gas as it leaves the barrel, thus doing
away with most of the noise of the
explosion.
PARLIAMENT PROHIBITS
INSURANCE GAMBLING
The Britisher's favorite gambling is
Insurance gambling. : He will take out
a policy against - anything ,\u25a0 from -;the
death of the king, to -the loss of a horse
race by a thoroughbred. Marine™ in
sura nee gambling: by. those who have
no direct interest in the safety of ' a
fchip or its cargo grew Into snch abuses
that parliament has been -compelled, to
pass a drastic act to 'prevent such gam-.,
bling on marine accidents and losses ,
•by those not otherwise concerned.
the FRAMING I
of a PICTURE I
Let us assist you In bringing about results. that will make ; your. j^''-- W&
friends, compliment you 'on; TASTE. -An: excellent *:line of moldings." v'^Bß
salesmen^with experience vwho can,suggest v the -proper, ; style,*: a" well V*"4^R
equipped . shop and . good workmen,' with reasonable prices , bring about r* • ; RH
a happy conclusion— >Ve have them all* Try us! . .\ .. •: r ;.-".\u25a0-' WS%
ART \u25a0 DEALERS.— ARTISTS; -MATERIALS.— ART NOVELTIES.v f : Wj
Rabjohn & Morcom 1
I'lio! POST. ST.; O CTftDCC V4OSI4T^ST., \
SAXitrtiAxciscoy- ;;•; ;•• :' *• :% •» * ; " K ." V *" ,v" -VoakLaxd - MB
regime 1 an^l* proclaimed "a; new-presi
dent. ." Jy '•", - : - /,
"On the steamer- was about $15,000,
000 in Nicaraguan money, which was
divided .' betweeii tlie officials, 1 , and they
left tlie boat at various points : along
the. coast 'and exchanged r J it for Span
ish and Mexican gold."
Secrest* said that ; the, men who: ex
clianged' the money "met some -weeks
later In Guatemala and delivered I the
Sp^ilsh and Mexican -gold into -- the
hands of the deposed readers.
"I have no friends in the United
States,"" he continued, "but. as soon as
wprd of this trouble reaches the ears
of friends .in Nicaragua I will . have
h'elp.-^" When I am; given a, hearing ; -in
court I will tell of., all the circum
stances surrounding my ordering; the
notes printed in' the. United ' States..; It
will be a long story, and probably will
hurt some prominent persons." *
OSCULATION SHOCKS
PACIFIC STREET
Affectionate Couples Jailed and
* the Men Give Names of
im MHitiaOfficers
Blase Pacific street was shocked last
night by two. couples whose affection
ate regard for each other, occasioned
a series of osculatory smacks in the
presence of a" large . crowd 0f.,, merry
makers. Urged to repeat the perform
ance, the joy became . unconfined until
Policemen Jackson and May, charged
.'through the' crowd and .arrested £he
two couples disturbing the peace.
At police headquarters tire, men gave
the name of Ralhp . Faneuf and 'Fred
W. Petersen and the. women, declaring
that they were the wives ;. of their re
spective companions, gave /the names
of Clara Faneuf and Haydene Petersen.
Each insistedthat there was no breach
of the law in. kissing in the public
highway, but the policemen were ob
durate, and- all' were booked.
The names, given are -those of two
officers of the national guard.' "Ralph
Faneuf is superintendent of mails at
the Oakland postoffire and captain ad
jutant of the Fifth regiment of, infan
try, national guard, and- *Petersen Is
captain quartermaster .' of : tlie^ same
regiment. Both are on the staff of
Colonel D. A. Smith, colonel of the
regiment, and. Petersen is a brother of
Captain "Walter J. Petersen of the
Oakland police, department.
POOR, RUSSIANS FIND
NEW HOMES INiSIBERIA
Those Who Have Enough r Cash
Come t o Airierica 1
' emigration --during 1909
reached the highest figures in the his
tory of . the country,' the great major
ity leaving; for,. Siberia; where, it is be
lieved, 500,000 settle annually, writas
Consul, General John'Hr Snodgrass of
Moscow.
The, emigration of peasants ' from
central and northern Russia to Asiatic
Russia has assumed enormous propor
tions since the Russo-Japanese war
and. the opening, up of that Immense
territory by the trans-Siberian: rail
way.. Thousands ;Of> the poor, from the
Ural mountains section travel by foot
with their f ew . belongings. "
In the-j>rescribej districts, tha state
allots 41% acres to each .adult immi
grant. Whole districts in . European
Russia .have been denuded of . their
male population,. and a" traveler onTthe
lines leading, out of Moscow, to tha
west, north. and east will notice, on his
journeytTiousands at the stations aLong
the way,* with their few possessions
packed r up : in sacks and | handkerchiefs,
waiting for. the emigrant train, to carry
them to their new homes, where they
expect ljving-condltionsto be more fa
vorable to . themselves , and ; families.
On the other hand, a '"visit.to, the. port
cities on* the^Viays that Hhe steamers
leave for America will : reveal
phase- "of : the Russian^- emigrant? who
has been provided .with "sufficient
money : to land him safelyin, New York.
No figures are. lobtainable'infßussia as
to the number of : Russians, leaving for
the 'United' States, ,sbut "statistics fur
nished byj theTUnUed J States .bureaus of
immigration show that 120,460; persons
whose* last*, permanent residence, was
Russia, divided as follows, 'landeJ in
America during, the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1909: Finns, .11.202; :ilebrews,
39,150r Lithuanians, -14,595; Poles, 37,7
77i)";: Russians,' 9,o99 ;jT Germans, 7,781;
other's^- 863.'«v.'.;' - .; ,> .^ :. . ~s -'\u25a0,'\u25a0
LOW MUSIC HATH NO
CHARM FOR SERPENTS
Only Sounds of! High Pitch At
.'-\u25a0\u25a0" tract Cobra's' Curiosity .
"Barnard concludes from his per
i sonal observation* off;.' cobras? In Ceylon,
says the- Scientific American;^ that'the
serpent's , traditional loveVfor^ .music is
a pure fable, and that "the v only
;of music V is to .arouse the;; reptile's
curiosity, which' is excited by.'any loud
and acute sound/ The cobra, protrudes
. its 1 ; head :\u25a0„ from-. its ",-. burrow "alike
hearing/the snake .charmer's ; flute, the
rattling of, a "chain or^the sourids'^made
by beating the- ground , with": a7switch:
It appears to perceive ."only.; sounds \of
high ; pitch , f or ; 1 1 .pays \vio attention "to
the low notes 'of.theflutetor the/beat
ing of drum., *.; Barnard . also^on-;
firmed, in: Ceylon, ; the; results of'fobr
Bervatlons | made • in -the London zoologi
cal: garden :on » the supposed; power? of
fascination -exerted t by/ > serpents, ijupon
birds, and he concludes that; this power
of fascination . is ; also ' purely imaginary.'
RAILWAY MAY FIGHT
CUT IN RENO RATE
William . R, Wheeler, Head l of
Merchants* Traffic Bureau,
. Predicts. a Contest 7
; Interstate '"Commission^ prder
"i Makes Np^Material Differv ?j
erice to san Francisco
The cutdn railroad ;ratesrf rom'.east-
-\u25a0erri points to Reno, -Nev^r.whi-ch- will go
"into" effect December 1 , under an - order
issued by. the. Interstate commerce, com
.mission!. Saturday,'. wilLmakeino; mater
rial difference to. the shippers and job
\u25a0bers '•- of-';San - Francisco*^ according ?. to
head o^J^^i
!flc bureau \ of!^the^ Merchants' exchange
of;this;city.';?. }„'-.': :\ . .'*'\u25a0\u25a0 -r: : i^'ik
\u25a0Wheelerj;.b'elieves.'> however, that\the
railroads will^flght: the' rat"?, by ;lnjunc 7 ,
;tion,:; and-: if |«iat "''Course is- taken .'[the
caseKwill".beVput over and "ultimately
trahsferred^to^ the Vcourt .of : commerce,
which >is about "to be created. ••• : !
'i-:"-'"At.the.'time)this:Reno;^rate goes 'into
effect," ;sald'-Wheeler,^"another^: from
S^cramertto \to-JReno, will t be; putiinto
operation. , When -'thet RenoT merchants
! asked ; for : a cut :.inrrates -from .eastern
points ?the! traffic r,bureau of they Mer
chants' exchange of * / San ' -Francisco
askedlf qrj al'reductlonlf fom . Sacramento
to ' Reno} in- proportion , to - the other.
FIGHT FOR PRINCIPLE '.
, ; . "Inasmuch .^s most : of the shipments
here are^madej on 'cothmodity rates and
would :; not "be ...by,' 'Reno's
claims, our; reason forgetting into the
fight; was ' more *\u25a0 for^ the principle in
volved than anything else, > for we did
not wish to see this, rate made. a basis
for future rates from San Francisco.
DIFFERENCE IX RATES
"We were partly, successful. The rate
from* Sacramento to Reno was reduced
to 85' cents from $1129 a hundred pounds
on first class shipments, and the other
shipments were : gra.ded , : in | proportion.
However," even this reduction the
fate fromVeast" to west is ; only! one
fourth-of A thatufrom ; west to east. : On
this; account '\u2666c • are - protesting,, and
should the railroad enjoin , the com
mission—as; It < undoubtedly3wlll— we
will intervene in the> suit. '\u25a0'\u25a0,:'\u25a0'\u25a0.'
j . "As I have* said, there wilU'be no ma
terial, change inl business .conditions by.
the: proposed; Reno rate. ;\u25a0. The r danger
lies . in ' another Jof Reno's \ demand .t or a
reduction in the commodity rate: This
latter rate is based on sea competition,
and hitherto, on account of its geo
graphical .position, San Francisco has
made up: its disadvantages^ from being
so far from the eastern shipping points.
This is '.\u25a0 our ' advantage as against
Reno's of . being near the eastern
points.. If Reno is allowed thei value
of -its geographical position it is "emi
nently just and fair that San Francisco
shouldybe allowed, the advantages acru
ing from it being on the sea coast.
"The commodity rate is based on the
theory •of a' haul around the horn.
Therefore 'a fate to Reno from: eastern
points should be the- rate to San Fran
cisco "by water plus{.the rate to Reno."
PROBATION .OFFICER
M. M.;Elias -Badly;; Hurt^ While
Protecting Old Man
M..M.- Ellas, 119 Point Lobos^avenue,
who" is employed as "approbation; officer
by. the. juvenile court, j was attacked by
four hoodlums ranging :from; IS :t0'.17
years old- in ' Point; Lobos \u25a0 square/ Lom
bard street, yesterday, morning, : and
before he could escape received a broken
jawbpne and severe 'cuts» about '\u25a0• the
head.' Elias" detected the young thugs
in the act of beating, an' old. man and
intervened to .protect him. One of the
boys struck .Elias with, a stone, Inflict
ing a bad scalp wound, } while another
struck ,the officer on the: jaw, breaking
the bone/ Elias . was -taken * to" the cen
tral emergency hospital for treatment.
The police are looking "for the' young
assailants. :\u25a0?< :: . <"" f
OCEAN SHORE RAILWAY
RUNS THEATER TRAIN
I Residents in nearly' a dozen towns
along I; the Ocean; Shore railway -were
given their first theater. train Saturday
night.' The train .was, operated asV a
special excursion, for which arrange
ments had been made; by committees
and businessmen in the towns along the
route. It arrived in 'San "Francisco at
7:SO!p. m. and pulled "out at
arriving at the farthest station at 1:30
in !the morning. The towns included
were Half moon Bay,' MJramar, | Granada,*
Princeton, Moss | Beach, Farallone, San
Pedro v Terrace,' Salada/ arid : others. : Ar^.
rangements will be'madeforVother ex
cursions for, theaters and ; dancing par
ties ; during , the winter. •;• .-1 \u25a0: : .: . \- . *
. v .' • yjnr.roKK. '\u25a0\u25a0 : \u25a0'
Knox flats
Kave mastered the ques-
tion of artistic Keao!-
For sale at our agencies everywhere.
J'l used Cascarets arid feel like ! a new!
t ?? n ; I th a .ve" been ' a sufferer j f rom '\u25a0; dys^
pepsia and sour stomactior the : last ; two
years. I have been taking medicine fand ;
other drugs, but could find no'relief only,
*°T: ! * short ; UmeV : J ' /will w recommend ;
:Cas<^tBJ,to!my.f^nd9as^tlie^yAing;.
for indigestion ; arid sour stomach" and ; to
,^5 e P ! bowels vin good -;\u25a0 condition."!
Thdy are,!very;ntce '\u25a0\u25a0Xo'ca.t.'.*, ': "i :• <>
: ; \ HarTyjStuctley^lfouch;^nnk, Pa.;
; ? £JJ e »s Mt, ? Palatable/? Potent; iTaat© Good.- j"
:.> R? «ood. Never Sicken, Weaken or Gripe. / i
fc 10c, 25c. 50c. r 4Never sold fn bnlk.VTne ten-
; ; : nine tablet stamtjad C C C.i Guaranteed to .
r',^* or your money back. \u25a0 ,•\u25a0.:,':.; ,^928.
At residence, 1460 Page \u25a0tr«et,bstwei»Q
DEMOCRAT EXTOLS
JOKNSONIS WORK
Sullivan Tells How Republican
~' Candidate Entered the
: HQraftl Prosecution ;
Services Were^rPaid : For, but
Willtße Appreciated bytVot^
ers of AH^rties aiPolls
Continued \t rom .Pagrei-l '.; - \u25a0*.
to 'de"vQtejour,tinie»ltalehts and!ener
gies. s to;;the t*prosecution."'of' the^'case
against ;Ruef,- without' f ee^or corripen- :
satioh- of^any.!kindA;Th
don i -'and . Him^ ; ouf
M r. ; EahgdonS!at once \u25a0 accepted the
proferr'ed ,'seryices and "like wise « those
ofrJ.f/J.'l^yyef^xFo'r'aiwHole: month,
in Icourt "aiid 'out of t court; • in'uhe ;day
time :"i and fat . night ' time.VMr. -Johnson
workedl'indefatigabjjy bring about
tlie:ae;afed ; result iirtHe-casel^HisjSid
vice\ r a l rid v couris.er in a^ great imeasufe
shaped ; the policy *of the. oros'ecutibn
of !that;/case ;to the.; end. "His closing;
address^ to the ; jury was a- masterpiece'
of" forensic. eloquence iahdrunque'stion
ably brought'-abdut^the- conviction of
Kuef.v -For thesei services I know that
neither! ; : Mrv^Jbh'rtsori*; ;Mr> D\vyer nor
II received/ any
''"The'people'bf .this state owe to Mr.
Johns,oniaVdebtf;of tgratitude; for the
work !in that?case.*^ tf ' ever/ a ,man de
served , a f ewaf d,'j from -the people for
a • public ;.^ervice^well reridered, Mr.
Johnson f is!'the fhafi.-- ~
:\; All democrats whb regard party
principles more than party name
should do as -I" intendUo'db and -vote
for Mr. Johnson for governor at the
coming election. - \u25a0\':r^
Yours very truly, ' .^V^
.MATT.- I. SULLIVAN.
DEWITT DECLARES BELL
WILL CARRW THE STATE
Chairman of Democratic Com
mittee Predicts Majority
.- R. H. DeWitt,- chairman of the demo
cratic state committee, in- a statement
issued yesterday, declared, that. Theo
dore Bell would be elected governor by
a majority of at least 25,000 votes.' De-
AVitt said; that he had refrained; from
making any. "previous announcement
because of the lack of trustworthy in
formation., '.' >v , . -c
VFrom facts gathered, all over the
state,", said DeWitt,- "all the leaders of
the party, deem > Bell's election, a' cer
tainty.;.. We, have,; been .gathering. re T
ports, from :t: t every part . of . the state
based upon actual conditions -andifrom
these we feel sure that Bell will carry
the state by' at .least 25,000. \ That- ho
will get more, than this we firmly be
lieve. I- would not be at surprised
if the majority shouldreacli 60,000, al
though we; are not claiming 1 that now."
- "This was. caused,".- said DeWitt,^"by
the fact that the democrats are stands
Ing firmly by the' ticket," while the ih
depehdents'and republicans areswerv
ing toward Bell. because of, the intangi
ble status of Hhe. 'republican .wing. U-, .
" ' Ralph\ McLran of :- the Bell-Spellacy
club "'," campai gn : - committee ' yesterday
stated ! that i Belliwould -carry^ San Fra.n T
•Cisco 4>j*;10,009-.votes. ! ,-..-'• - r \u25a0 :',-, \u25a0',
'\u25a0:. The estlmates-.of the. democrats were
made as. -a?, consequence 'of the:^ hopeful
statements. issued -from 'the republican
headquarters..?.--- \u25a0- \u25a0 ' , \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0_ - \u25a0• • •• '.\u25a0: - .
EDNA LQFTUS IS A
PATIENT
Steward! Says ;She Irribibed Too
. Much Liquor. V; r^
, All the taxicab "drivers in San Fran
cisco are not. enemies ;of .pretty Edna
Loftus, the aqtress' wife -of Harry
Rheinstrom; /the "miilianairei brewer's
son of Cincinnati. ~? Although she' was
recently ; jailed for defrauding one.: of
the clan, another went, to .her rescue
yesterday 'morning at" 4 o'clock when
she was unable to care for herself and
carried . her to the .Park" emergency
hospital.- > . ;-. '\u25a0\u0084'\u25a0'\u25a0
:Edna is of •; athletic \u25a0build, and al
though she disturbed > the serenity! of
the/ hospital l she\.; was- placed on' the
operating' table, by -.Steward William
Maloney; and. her. sitomach, was. pumped
out. It was; found Hhat" she-had almost
incapacitated ; herself ' by: imbibing too
much^llquor." 1 ' V ;,' ' i' t ' ;- :
• She was , placed on a hospital- cot and
held * until;, 10 .o'clock," .when -she i was
removed :in an"? ambulance ;to \u25a0 the -Ger
man hospital, where she received treat
ment ; last night: \ -,;V .;;,.. X \u0084..-.
—3Ve rail 'talk about ".'saving money—
but.moatof .us Jet ; it go at that. -;-, ' .'
\u25a0'\u25a0 i. ' ; % ; work requires a\clear head and muscles of steel '^w^re^
HOPSBURGER BEER ftp
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Foirnef^terilXWho!
"Died Yesterday
IRISH PRISONERS'
LIBERATOR DIES
Thotnas Desmond, Member of
Freemantle Expedition and
% Former Sheriff, Expires s
Thomas Desmond, former sheriff of
this city and a member of the famous
Irish nationalists* expedition that lib
erated six Irish prisoners in the Free
mantle pris*on in Anstralia in 1875, died
at his home, 329 Hayes street yester
day. . \u25a0 ( :
Desmond was elected sheriff on the
workingmen's ticket In 1879. and held
the. office. for one terra. During his in
cumbency in the office he made a large
number of. friends, all of whose friend
ship hp enjoyed until his death.
In , 1875. , in company with Jo>hn
Breshn, Desmond sailed for Australia
under the auspices of the Irish
tionalists. The, purpose of the expedi
tion was "to rescue six prisoners from
the Freemantle prison who were serv
ing life sentences. The whaler Caltapa
was chartered by the party and picked
up Desmond and' Breshn in one of "the
ports. near the prison. The expedition
succeeded, after many . hardships,, and
brought the six men to this country,
landing* them in New York.
The - funeral of Desmond will .take
place "Wednesday morning from . the
Knights of the Red Branch hall. 1133
Mission street, and will be with full
military honors. Until the funeral the
body will. He in state, at the hall. . In
terment will be at Holy Cross cemetery.
Thomas Desmond was born In Cork,
Ireland, | December 22. IS3S. . and came
to. this country, in ISSI. Recently he
had been living with Jiis cousin, Miss
Minnie -McCarthy, at '329 Hayes street.
ST/FRANCIS CHURCH -Z-; \
f vTO GIVE A BENEFIT
•Annual 'Entertainment -Will -Be
JHeld October 28
The. annual. vaudeville, enter.tainm.ent
which will be' given by the St. Francis
church building association- will' *be
held Friday. October- 23, in the church
building, Vallejo street and Columbia
avenue. ';" "; r • ' \u25a0 " • ' 1
'A 'program has been- arranged which
will iricludeVmany talented artists. ;
Besides being the annual entertain
ment of the association, the affair will
be noteworthy, as the funds realized
will, be -given over^-to the church, of
which Rev. Father Terence Caraher Is
pastor.
! COATED COPPER SHEETS
TRANSMIT HEAT WELL
Experiments ' which were! recently
made at .the •• Worcester polytechnic
show that copper sheets which have
been electro deposited with copper pos
sess much greater heat transmission
properties than the ordinary copper
sheets which! have not been so coated.
It.is suggested that this, property may
affect the design of condensers, radi
ators, etc.
I . There, is said t to_be" a. professor of
language in an eastern college who has
[mastered all the modern .tongues—ex
cept, his wife's.
THREATS ARE MADE
OVER THE PHONE
, The police investigated yesterday a
second mystery connected . iwlth the
aHe*ged r attenip"t'rnadie Friday night to
extort |300 from T.Salto.a" Japanese
merchant of IS3I Buchanan street.
Saito was: threatened that -If he - did
not pay $500 he would be blown up by
dynamite. Henry, Bach, a groceryman
with a store at th» corner^of Geary and
Buchanan streets, reported to the
police Saturday night that he had re
ceived a mysterious telephone message,
warning him to be prepared .against
flfe, as something was going to- happen
in the nelgriborhood soon.
' Saito had • received, two jteTephone
messages.' One on- October- 18. when
he was . asked to call at 102 Vallejo
street and arrange : to turn* over the
lease to his store, as the speaker had
purchased • it. Saito searched for the
address given, but found no such house
number. Believing the matter .a Joke,
be paid no more attention to it: Fri
day night he^ was again called to the
telephone and told that .he - must be
able to hand over the $500 or be blown
up with dynamite. ' He at once grew
alarmed and notified -the police.
,Bach .was called to the 'telephone at
11 o'clock Saturday night. The speaker
asked Kirn if he was Insured against
fire. "When Bach asked who was speak
ing the person hung up the receiver.
On account of the threat made against
Salto, whose place of business is across
the street. Bach became anxious and
notified the police. Detectives Mc-
Grayan and Bert Wren are investiga
ting the cases.
A FAILURE
He came from an eastern state. ."Was
on his way wjth hl3 wife to a mild cli-
mate to prolong: his days If possible. He
had bidden groodby to «. large family of
sorrowing daughters and sons. Passing
through San Francisco, he heard about
us and called. He was In the 'last
stages of Bright's. Wai heavy with
dropsy, short of breath and had the
twitchlnss that precede the final; con-
vulsions.
"We tried to put him In. touch with a
skilled physician who could aid the
Renal .Comp by bracing his heart %nd
aborting the convulsions.
He had had the best physician in his
state and was so certain that nothing
could be done that he would not take
our suggestion. All he would agree to
was to take a bottle of Fulton's Renal .
Comp and stay in San Francisco a few
days. .'£•-'\u25a0..; ?. -a;- .
.Six days later he called at our, office
and was one of the happiest men we
ever saw. Dropsy was receding and he
could sleep lying 1 down. It was one of
the cases that respond quickly and he
was so relieved that he felt certain, he
was goln,g: to get well. Said he. "You
don't know what this means to me. and
if it keeps up everybody in my state
will know it. I -am president of our
County Fair association and director. In
our bank and everybody knows me."
- In another 10 days he .was progress-
Ing so. finely that he. had changed his
plans and was arranging to- go home.
To see something of our surroundings
he wmt on. a bay trip on a tug. They
ran into a fog and did not get back
until after dark and he was chilled
through.
Next morning he was down with
pneumonia. He sent for the nearest
physician. Patients as low as he was
have poor circulation and offer but lit-
tle resistance and the next we heard of
him waa that. he was In. »uch. a critical
condition. that he Insisted. on belnsr put
in a-Pullman in an effort to get to his
family before he expired. • -.-»-.
- -never heard what followed— we
were -afraid to hear.. Hence w© have •
.never-written. It may be called a fall-
ure^— but-waa it?
PEOPLE* BlP^
FussT Fume' -J and "Worry, over , their
Eyes. Others are "wearing IWay^rle'*
Glasses, and all their Eye Troubles
vanish.
German Expert Optician
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Before Retiring
Unpleasant effects from a late sup-
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