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How Chief Lees Unraveled the
Mystery of the Celebrated
Case of the Poisoned Candy
will be told in
The Sunday Call
VOLUME CIX.— NO. 21.
"LOOKING FOR
DUCATS" WROTE
MRS. TURNBULL
In Letter, Lillian Ashley Told
Fresno Banker She Wanted
"Whole Souled Youth"
Defense in Baldwin Case Strives
Vainly to Break Woman's
Composure
LOS ANGELES, Dec 20.— More let
ters came out of the past today to
confront Mrs. Lillian. Ashley Turn^
bull, the star witness in the "Lucky"'
Baldwin will contest, but with remark
>able fortitude, read?' wit and a wariness
that carried her safely over the set
traps, the woman who is fighting for
52.006.000 as her daughter's share of the
late turfman's estate not only met the
attacks of the cross examiner, but fre
quently fought back.
All morning she faced a slashing on
set, and was calm, although the ques
tions hurled at her frequently made
the other women in the courtroom
blush and look down, and then this
afternoon, when apparently by agree
ment the attorneys of the opposing
side treated her with more considera
tion, she started to heckle them In re
turn.
"Yes, I said those letters were for-,
series." she declared defiantly, refer
ring to letters concerning her relations
with Colonel Albert Pope, the million
aire Boston manufacturer. "Yes, I said
they were forgeries, emphatically so.
If you ask me why I say so. ask Mr.
James PL Wood, who forged so many
James R. Wood Is the Boston detect
ive who. according to the testimony,
arranged a settlement between Pope
and Mrs. Turnbull in 1594, when Pope
purchased for her a house in Pasadena.
Mrs. Turnbull's Retort
Wood was in the courtroom, and
when Mrs. Turnbull expressed doubt as
to the authenticity of one of her al
leged letters Gavin McNab. the cross
examiner, said he would refresh her
memory by giving her a glimpse of
wood. . , ...X-.^,;
Stand up, Mr. Wood," he said.
Wood arose. He Is an elderly man
-with a white mustache.
.JTes, that is James R. Wood," quick
ly responded Mrs. Turnbull, "and I
wish to say that Mr. Wood is the wick
edest man I ever knew."
An explanation of the unexpected ap
pearance in this case of the letters that
played so important a part In Mrs.
Turnbull's seduction suit against Bal
win in 1896" came late this afternoon.
It had been believed that the letters
were in the court archives of San Fran
cisco, and every one marveled that they
had escaped the fire of 1906 until they
learned that the missives had not been
in the fire at all, but had been returned
years ago to Wood, who brought them
from Boston some weeks ago for use
in the case now on triaL
McNab, In his cross examination, con
tinued his efforts to show the jury that
Mrs. Turnbull had not been a spotless
woman until she yielded to the bland
ishments of Lucky Baldwin, as she- al
leges. In this connection he introduced
a letter which she admitted she had
written to Lewis Lead), president of
the Farmers' bank of Fresno, Cal., some
time in 1889. In her previous testi
mony the witness said that this letter
was one of a series written by her to
various horsemen and that one of these
addressed to Baldwin had started 'the
correspondence which led to their meet
ing in 1891.
Telltale Letter
The letter read:
*•! Traa born and rallied In Vermont,
love borties almost to distraction; am
20 years old, alone In the tvorld, my
oxvn mistress and have to earn my own
Irvine- Saw your name tn the Horse,
man. In connection with the great in
ternational running: race. As I Trant
to bare a horse loving; friend in Cali
fornia to secure me a nice position, also
further *»r interest in various ways,
no that I can s» there in the near fu
ture, I have Trrittcn you. My eastern
pfinee is Wesley P. Balch, but as I am
srolns to California to live for a trhlle
*hall need a 'count* on the Pacific coant.
Xott if you are a rvhole wouled youth
frith the 'ducats,* Rood figure and fair
looking* face, write me and inclone
photo, and on receipt of same will tell
you more about yours truly,
**MISS I*. A. ASHLEY, or 'The Blonde."
Defense Wins Point
McNab later declared the estate had
scored a tactical advantage by Mrs.
Turnbull's admission of this letter. ,
It was the only one, he asserted, that
she refused to admit at the trial" of
her seduction suit, and that all the oth
ers, which in \u25a0 this case she declared
to be forgeries,' she then admitted were
genuine.
In one of these alleged forgeries oc
curred a passage describing an oath
Sirs. Turnbull took regarding the pa
ternity of Miss Beatrice Anita Turn
ftull, the plaintiff In the present case.
As written. It read:
x.«jlay God smite me into a c thousand
sToms if Colonel Albert Pope is not
tiie father of my child."
"That Is a forged Interpretation,"
promptly interrupted Mrs. Turnbuil. VI
did make such an oath on my. knees in
mm ' , ... . : ~ .. ... . ... .
Continued on Page 2> ColuniflfS
The San Francisco Call
Hartman Prevents
Theater Fire Panic
With His Children
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 20.— What
threatened for a few moments to
develop into a theater panic hor
ror was avoided today by Ferris
Hartman, the comedian of San
Francisco, who is appearing with
his company at the"* Grand opera
house.
The theater was packed to the^.
doors, fully half of the seats be-
Ji ing -occupied by children..
j! - The performance was pro
]! gresslng smoothly, when a
Ji woman sitting close to the stage
|! jumped from her seat, stumbled
|> and ran hysterically. to the exit,
]i crying "Flrel"
]> The gallery started to stam
\> pede and in the parquet crying
\'> children began an unreasoning
'\u25a0 scramble for safety.
! The chorus tried to drown the
!' noise In the audience by singing
!» as loudly as possible. Then Hart
!« man made hla appearance. Turn
ip ing to the wings he called to his
]; children. They answered their
I 1I 1 father's call and he took them by
!| the hand.
![ "There is no danger," he said.
!; "None. These are my children: I
!| love them, ladles, just as you love
| your children, and If there was
; danger 1 assure you I should try
!; to get them out of the theater in
[ stead of holding them -here on
i ; the stage."
'; After Hartman's speech some
<; one started to applaud. The
i| ushers took it up and in another
'I moment the danger had passed.
\u25a0I New heating apparatus, used
| for the first time, emitted smoke,
1 1 which caused the panic
KAHN HELPS CAUSE
OF SAN FRANCISCO
Southerner Is Outwitted and
House Told of West's
Independence
[Special D : : patch to The Call] > t
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.— Represents.-,
tive Kahn accomplished a good piece
of work for San Francisco today by
getting recognition in the house and
asking unanimous consent for the with
drawal of his exposition bill from the
committee on industrial arts and exhi
bitions. This bill, he explained, pro
vided for an appropriation of $5,000,000,
Continued on Page 2, Column 2
AMERICAN FLEET RILES
GERMAN NAVAL EXPERT
Count Reventlow Says Taft and Whole Government
Are in Conspiracy to Slight the Kaiser
[Special Cable to The Call]
BERLIN, Dec 20. — Count Reventlow,
\u25a0
the eminent nayal expert, is bitterly
angry over the fraternizing of the
American, English and French fleets
He says the omission of the American
fleet to visit Germany Is a deliberately
unfriendly act toward the kaiser and
his subjects.
Wilhelmshaven is within a few hours'
sail of England, and no alteration in
the English J and French programs
would be necessary to enable the Amer
ican ships to extend the courtesy of a
visit to the German port.
As the program was drawn up . by
President Taft and the heads of the
FIRING FIVE SHOTS MAN PURSUES
WIFE FROM BUILDING TO BUILDING
[Special Dispatch U The Call]
REDONDO, Dec. 20. — Charged with
assaulting his wife with intent "to kill,
as the result of which she is seriously
wounded, Harford Noble, who came
here recently from San Francisco, was
arrested today and Is in the. county
Jail in default of $3,000 bail.
Mrs. Noble has been employed for
the last 11 weeks in a restaurant, and
officers state that Noble followed her
last night to her room In the Savoy,
where the shooting began. She ran
down stairs to .Pacific avenue andlnto
a hardware store, where two shots
POSTAL AUTHORITIES ARREST BOY
ACCUSED OF USING; MAIL TO SWINDLE
{Special Dispatch to The ; Call}
CHICO, Dec. 20. — A. L. Williams,: 18
years old, was arrested here today 'by
Postofflce Inspector W.G. Swain of San
Francisco, charged with using the
mails in defrauding the Oregon nursery
company of Albany, Ore., out of several
hundred dollars. . Williams" , was 'last
year sent to the Preston reform school
and later paroled. The charge j against
him" was petty larceny.'
SAJST ITfcANC^
BOY KILLED BY
AUTO CARRYING
BANKER'S WIFE
Mrs. William Q. Henshaw, Two
Daughters/ and Niece In
volved in Tragedy
Society Women Return Home
While Child Struck by Ma-"
chine Dies in Hospital
[Special Dispatch to The Call] \
OAKLAND, Dec. 20.— Mrs. William
G. Henshaw, wife of the presi
dent of the Union savings
bank; two .of her daughters, I Miss
Florence Henshaw and Mrs. Harry
Chickering, and her niece, Miss Grimes,
became involved this afternoon in* a
singularly pathetic tragedy, when the
limousine in which they were riding
crushed out the life of Philip L:
Brown, a schoolboy of \u25a010 years.
Struck by the heavy automobile as
he stepped from the rear of a street
car at the corner of Twelfth and
West streets, one block from his
widowed mother's home, the child was
stretched dying on the pavement.
Charles Sedgebeer, chauffeur for the
Henshaws, was driving the automobile.
Unnerved by the accident, he left his
seat to pick up the unconscious boy.
Mrs. Henshaw also stepped out of the
car, gave directions to the, chauffeur
regarding the injured lad, and de
parted with her daughters and niece.
While the women went to Rosecrest,
their home, at 116 Adams", street,
Sedgebeer took the victim of the acci-
dent to the receiving hospital.
There Philip Brown expired on . the
operating table five . minutes after he
had been carried from tbe limousine.
There also Detectives Flynn and Mc-
Sorley met Sedgebeer. whom they ar
rested on a charge of ' manslaughter.
The driver was released later on his
own recognizance.
The Henshaw limousine in killing
Philip Brown 1 ; brought -a. new sorrow
into- ; the- JromeVof£siie *elii J<jWw>iu.U^r^
Mrs. Charlotte "a". L. Brown. A widow
for several years, the. mother has sup
ported her two children, the elder/ of
whom is James, 12 years old, by work
ing as a nurse. She' is registrar of the
Alameda County nurses', association, In
charge of the nurses' home at $06 Thir
teenth street. It was there that Philip,
Continued on. Page 2, Column 4
navy and state departments, the whole
government is implicated in this
anti-German demonstration, Reventlow
holds.
The count complains of Admiral
Murdock's remark, at the London Guild
hajl banquet that England's former
colonies, are filled with a burning spirit
of U>yalty to the motherland, like the
existing colonies. He -takes equal ex
ception to other speeches delivered at
public entertainments of the American
fleet in England, which derive unusual
importance, he says, from the fact that
the officers spoke -under the auspices
of Ambassador Reid, who himself par
ticipated in anti-German oratory. ;. ;
were fired. From there she fled into
the street again 'and sought refuge in
another store, farther north in Pacific
avenue. Five shots in all were fired.
Mrs. Noble is being attended at her
room in a lodging house' here. She has
one bullet wound in her right arm and
another in her head. .: *" : v • V
Jealousy "on the part of Noble: be
cause" he thought^ another man was
paying too much attention to; his wife
is said to have been the cause of the
shooting.. Noble will be -given a hear
ing Saturday.
, Williams was taking orders for nurs
ery stock on commission. It Is claimed
that he sent in 'fake orders "to * secure
the commissions.' When he" received a
small order he '- increased "Mt. The
amounts vary from 's2s- to fi;2oo,' the"
names;, o£/ his custoniers r haying been*
drawn -from his imagination.:
?It is.'alsojcla.imed that T herraiaed'some
of the checks received from the, nursery
company ; in- payment of--hisCcomm's
sioriaV \u25a0 ' "*\u25a0
Attorneys Indulge in Fisticuffs in Court
Former Judge Fairall and Gould Fined
l]r»o belligerent lawyers \who were fined for indulging in an altercation in a Stockton court
LOTS PAY DEAR
FOR BRIEF FIGHT
Judge Acts as Referee and
Charges $2 5 0 for His
Services
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STOCKTON, Dec. 20.'— Attorney^ Frank
H. Gould of San Francisco! and, former
Judge Charles 11. Fai rail of Stockton
and . San Francisco; had - a mi .vup i n th c.
suit, thoy! v/ero tfying^^f'»r/ i Filv'eridr
.the dust had .sej.tled Falrail- was fined
$150 and_Gould $100. It was not stage
money that ; the . embattled ;. barristers
had -to pay over, but real ; coln. They
paid.
.The conflict came in the trial of the
action of Jerome Smith vs. the Gate
City oil company, in which W. R.
Jacobs and others were Interested.
Fairalli" representing Smith, made an
Insinuation that Jacobs had improperly
secured money belonging to the oil
company. ,
; "I object to counsel making any fur
ther false and lying statements," de
clared : Attorney Gould.
: That started Fajrall. '\u25a0\u0084 He advanced
toward 1 Gould and struck.-hlm. There
was a lively '; mlxup. ; 'Subsequently
Gould was discovered with Fairall's
hea dbutting- hinv in the ; stomach. J.
,W;Moshier and Deputy/ Sheriff Barney
Cassidy joined in' the v struggle and
separated the "combatants. Fairall
was still full of fight, and put up a
Lively/ struggle to be free from the
bailff. .
Judge .Norton rapped loudly, for or
der. When the fight ..was finally
'stopped '^tlie case was adjourned luntil
afternoon,- when;' the court assessed the
fine'on the two lawyers. ..Neither bore
any marks of the struggle^beyond their
deflated bank accounts? y ?*1 ; -.' -
BERLIN CLAIMSiRICTURE
AS STOLENiVAN DYKE
Customs Officers Detain : Ca nvas
to^ Determine Ownership
BOSTON, Dec. 20. — -Customs officials
today ref used to: deliver^to a local art
dealer an ' oil painting whjclv. is said to
have been purchased abroad 'for $40 and
Is thought s to be a famous -Van: Dyke,
stolen i from ; a private;: gallery • in' Ger
many.; The .painting wWi.,held . at the
reqires't \u25a0of the governmen t ; authorities
until Its ownership shoufd'beyfuily. es
tablished.'..The. missing VyamDyke'. rep
! iresents a. boy. and is said; to -have been
taken from a 'private : art gallery in
Berlin' some years ago. -.':; : :. •
GRAND CENTRAL^TRAGEDY \u25a0
REMAINS A MYSTERY
E x p l os i on I ii vesti gated Wi t h out
\u25a0'••;\u25a0 'Any ' •Satisfaction
. NEW 'YORK. Dec. " 20.— Searching in
quiry,? failed'" today Uo f throw V any. : new.
light; on ,'direct- causes; of i the Vexplosioh
yesterday^ln l the ypo-^eri substation ; of
the ; Grand } i Central,'; which H resulted tin
theideath of 10 persons^ the^lniuryvpf
more than' 100 and < a;property "damage
estimated; at : .$2,000;oo0.<:- v .
District Attorney. .- Whitman .said to
night:,'; ; - •\u25a0\u25a0 '\u25a0•.^•,v ; - : -i:" f :\u25a0 '' r l':"': :^ .\u25a0\u25a0-"\u25a0 -\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0
. "As yet there * is . no evidence .in: my
possession ' which- justifies arrest
or. 'the - preferring f of ' ! any] criminal
charge.- ,.-: >,•'-.; ; ';l. \u25a0". 'J'y \u25a0 ,' \u25a0-\u25a0-"'^. / \u25a0':'-'-\u25a0 :.'\u25a0:\u25a0=': i
-"If explosives were Improperly stored
or - illegally,; i; kept £ upon % the ;< premises
there ?is (alviolation \u25a0of f the^ law, f and " It
is the - duty "of the" district : attorney v to
\u25a0brlng;ltjto> the- attention [of the -grand
iury." : -' -C" v :':"..:; : ---/.-;^" ; .'' v 'I': \u25a0; . - -'.. ' ;
.-;\Thel body,^removed'; from the iruins
yesterday., has been -Identified as : that' of
l^rank r J. " ; Nagle, v a" plumber's i helper. I
CHUJD DEOWKS IN, PUDBIi^-Rnth Crane; the
i-; 8 year; old V daughter^ ol?hizs.;X:\ R.\ Crane of
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 t the :*Angiola ?, eection; •'>. fell s into ? a? little « pond
m near; the month jof| an I artesian .•well 5 yesterday
'0 and f drowned] In less ; than jAx | Inches of •„ water/
CALIFORNIAN [WANTS
IB Dec.s 2O.^Margaret j Kelly.' hag | filed ; a complaint
\u25a0 for j divorce I against | John .Kelly / of : Fulton, i Cal 1
;.>Sh«reclte3» that' her; husband; treated her 'in- a"
I brutal' manner. :V \u25a0\u25a0 • -' ,- \u25a0•/\u25a0-
CONSTERNATION IN
RENO COURTROOM
JudgeJActualiy Doubts if Fair
Seeker of Divorce Really ;
: Lives in Nevada
[Special Dispatch to - The Call] -- ,
' RENO. Nev., 'Dec. 20.— It \ will nor
be such an easy matter for persons
seeking; divorces to. secure decrees in
this city hereafter,. if the. action taken
by District Judge . John' R/ Orr in the
case of Corrlne Bell of San, Francisco
and San Jose, who Is suing FranK
Ga"y Bell for divorce, is made a prece
dent. .7- -•.:.•"•.;••'
After Mrs.. Bell had recited a talc, of
cruelty^ following her marriage in San
Jose in, April, 1905,, In: whicli she said
that her husband blackened her eyes and
otherwise abused -her. Judge Orr ques
tioned lier'closely.as tu. Her "residence.
; aHoraoy;,uVvii^j^{in^cr«V:fl'ei;ee.'
'to -' priiffuce tent receipts" aT* proof of
residence,- but ,. the court wanted the
sworn testimony of ; landlords T and
others with whom* Mrs." Bell stated she
resided. . ..
This request came like a thunderbolt.
A short time ago a weekly paper pub
lished an item to ;tiie effect that Mrs.
Bell.. after a three months' visit out
of the state, had returned to Reno* to
secure her divorce. It is said this
caused the inquiry to be made by
Judge Orr, and now it will be necessary
for petitioners for divorce to bring
forward witnesses to testify as to their
actual 'residence; In this state.
This will affect many of the cases
coming up before; the courts, for it- is
well "known that, the complainants,
after securing residence, make long
visits to San Francisco and other cities.
SHAW'S DIVORCED WIFE
MARRIED TO CHAUFFEUR
Massachusetts Senator Who Opposes Lodge Hears that
Daughter of Wealthy Brewer is Mated
ISpecial Dispatch to' The Call}
-. •-.-\u25a0-\u25a0.... . . . .\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•-.-\u25a0... -
BOSTON, Dec 20.— Mrs. Nettle El
dredge Shaw, who divorced State Sena
tor James F. Shaw, has been married
to ; H. Kerio Marble, formerly; Shaw's
chauffeur, with whom she disappeared
iri^ May, 1908. Such is the news-re
ceived from Bridgeport, Conn., today.
Mrs. Marble's decree of divorce became
absolute two 'months ago.
She is the daughter.of H. Fisher:El
dredge, a 'wealthy brewer of Ports
MRS. HERMANN OELRICHS VJSITS CITY
TO INSPECT HER REALTY HOLDINGS
. Mrs. Hermann arrived from '
New York "last evening to" inspect' her
San Francisco realty holdings. She^has
not been. here previously; in vtwo years.
Hermann Oelrlchs, •her ; son, accom
panied -.her and they - took apartments
at the Fai rniont. Miss Lilly. O'Connor,
an' oldi friend, met her at. the depot: and
accompanied. her. to the hotel.
;/, Of \u25a0 the -various holdings , of iMrs. - Oel
rlchs: the Fairmont hotel, which' is'
"FIREBALL BILL" IVIOIVITAG, A SALOON
PORTER, HEIR TO $116,000 ESTATE
[Special Dispatch ito The Call]
MARYSVILLE, Dec. 20.— Arthur. Mon- ,
tag, known here and : at:Sacramerito and ;
Fresno as "Fireball Bill/'a^ porter in a /
local i saloon,^ Is '•; heir : , to ; an -' estate . worth .
$116,000 in Germany. He (..will-; leave In \u25a0-'
a few days: to claim his proper ty.wMon- , \u25a0
jtagjreceiyed notice of his good fortune •
•yesterday f through" *\u25a0 the': German .. cons ul
KING CALLS FOR
VICTORIOUS LEADER
Premier Asquith Summoned to
London to Discuss Election
With British Ruler
"LONDON, Dec?. 20.— The king tonight
unexpectedly summoned the prime min
ister'to London from Edinburgh. The
nature of the conference" which his
majesty is to have with .Asquith is not
\u25a0'kaotjfrtvi itul Waiej>Tfkel3frtti*kfr«£Ue" general
political aspect-will be gone into thor
oughly. -
King George has taken a marked In
terest in. the general election which has
just ended, and it is certain he has no
wish to see another dissolution of par
liament for a long time. As the new
parliament now stands, the liberal gov
ernment In coalition with the national
ists, regular and independent, and the
labor members, * 'hold 398 seats as
against 272 held by the unionists, a
majority of 126.
The' ministerial majority in many
cases-, however, has been much smaller
than- this figure/ as the . Independent
nationalists are hostile to'Redmohdand
therefore to some^of the measures pro
posed in the government's program.
mouth, N. H. In 1895 she married Shaw,
who is president of ' the Interborough
railroad jhere and leading 1 opponent of
United Senator Lodge'withln the
republican party. .'.
When she left Shaw's home she took
their son, Eldredge Fisher Shaw, and
went to her father's house. From there
she and the boy went to California, and
simultaneously Marble. 'left Shaw's em
ploy.
leased to the Palace hotel company. Is
the only piece bringing ;in an- Income.
It Is said that her mission here "\u25a0. is, to
do something 1 with the,/ oW Crossley
building site at New, Montgomery; and
Mission streets, > which is unimproved.
Her other interests He between the
Presidio and Fort Mason \u25a0\u25a0 on the bay
shore. ' S
.Thomas ] Magee , looks after; Mrs. Oel
richs* property here. :She refused to
say anything about her mission.
at San Frncisco. Montag left Germany
29 years ago, coming direct to'Caiifornia.
His ; parents ' sent him remittances for a
time;, but when* he failed to, return home
the remittances stopped. .That is the last
he heard *. from 'I 'them. ' ; It -Is learned * his
parents have been' dead * some : time and
a.; sister .has y since; died; : which /leaves
him sole heir. rawKMEBKBSiSI
YESTEW/Zt^ighttff^pv'tMe. . 56;
lowest Montfa\jnig%t*^o. <£tf\
FQlttC^ttOßTODJ&^louk; mod
erate frort7Sbm2& \jsf' //
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LOCAL MEN
IN WIRELESS
COMPANY
San Franciscans Incorporate a
$25,000,000 Company in
Arizona
BEACH THOMPSON IS HEAD
OF GIGANTIC ENTERPRISE
Stations Are Already in Opera*
; r tiqn in the Sooth and
Nearby Cities
WILL OPERATE UNDER THE
PATENTS OF POULSEN
A $25,000,000 corporation, designed
to operate throughout the^ United
States in wireless telegraphy
and telephony, has been organized by
San Francisco millionaires. Already
they have expended approximately
$250,000 in the enterprise, and such i 3
their faith in the patents they, have
acquired that they are- preparing to
finance the project along gigantic
lines. Working quietly and keeping
their plans from the public, they have
erected and equipped stations in San
Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento,
Stockton and El Paso, Tex.
Beach Thompson is the president off
the new company. Thompson recently
sold the Stanislaus river power com
pany, to the United Railways invest
ment company for $3,000,000. Among
those associated wiLi Thompson are
the following well known local capi
talists: E. W. Hopkins off the Hop
kins estate, president of the Union ice
company, and director of the Bank of
California; George A. Pope of the Pope
estate* member jDfthe ; lumber firm ol^
Pope- & Talbot. and director in sev
eral local banks; Howard P. Veeder,'
formerly, interested with Thompson in
the Stanislaus river power company:
J.H enry Meyer of the banking firm of
Antoine Borel & Co., and director of
Wells Fargo Nevada national bank
and the Union trust -t;ompany w and S.
E? Slade of the Slade lumber company.
Incorporate in Arizona-
Connected with the new company
are also Charles D.i Marx, professor
of civil engineering at "Stanford uni
versity, and C. F. Elwell, an electrical
engineer recently graduated from
Stanford.
While these constitute the main
financial and scientific personnel of
the company. It is understood that sev
eral other local businessmen are in
terested in the big enterprise.
The concern has filed its articles in
Arizona under the name of the Poulsen
wireless company. It takes its name
from the Poulsen patent, which forms
the distinguishing feature of the com
pany and the special element which its
promoters believe will bring success.
A year ago C. F. Elwell. the elec
trical engineer, and some of the pro-,
fessors in the engineering department
at Stanford became deeply interested
in the wireless device of Valdemar
Poulsen, the Danish inventor. Through
a series of experiments they demon
strated to their own satisfaction it 3
value as a means of successfully com
mercializing the wireless system. They
formed a little company- among them
selves. Later Elwell visited Poulsen
in -Copenhagen, made an Intensive
study of his invention and obtained
the American rights. Upon his return
he and his associates at "" Stanford in
terested Beach Thompson, who tn turn
Interested his fellow capitalists.
Have Station at Beach
It was not the intention of the pro
moters to divulge their plans at this
time, but through the Incorporation in
Arizona their purpose was disclosed.
It was stated yesterday that the
company would not be ready to enter
the commercial*fleld for some months
yet. Its work at present, it was aaid.
consisted of a series of experiments and
tests. Communication, both by wireless*
telegraphy and wireless telephone, has
been -established between - Sail Fran
cisco and Stockton. Messages have been
exchanged with the station at El^Pa'so.
The- local*. station, has been estab
lished at 'the beach and ha 3 been an
object of mystery as well as interest
since Its a few weeks ago.
It. consists of two mighty masts and
receiving apparatus. /"'""
The Poulsen .patents have been ac
quired -In • France and Germany by . the.
respective governments and .lnstaJ]a_->--'
tlons have been begun. Its value, ac
cording.to the local wireless magnates,
lies in the fact that It has been able to
surmount three obstacles that - have to \u25a0
the present hindered commercial wire
less". These three obstacles have been:
Inability to transmit messages during"
the "daytime, failure to/ transmit over
thejland, and the openness or lack of
privacy of communication. Heretofore^.
it-Is said,* th*e wireless system has been
successful only at night, and then only
over the water. ThVaaabas exercised

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