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#TT William L. Finely Will Tell in
I 7^e Surg/ay Call of Bird Life on
the Vast Wild Bird Reserve at
the California-Oregon Boundary
Murray Crane, Leader of Sen*
ate, Declares That San
Francisco Is Victor
East and West Unite and North
ern Democrats Desert
New Orleans
"We'll Win This
Miyor ff San Francisco
[Specie/ Dispctch to The Call]
Regarding the Panama expo
sition, the situation today is ex
cellent. Our position is much
stronger than it has ever been. If
■we haven't a majority of from
30 to 40 in the house I shall feel
as if human nature can no longer
be depended on.
If they mho have promised are
in their seats on next Tuesday at
1 2 o'clock San Francisco 'will
win beyond the peradvenlure of
a doubt. We are still on the job,
however, every one of us, and
there is no sleep nor will there be
until this vote is taken.
San Francisco will rein this
• [Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON.. Jan. 29.—San
Francisco has won Its fight.
On the eve of the vote in
. , ' the house, which will be
taken Tuesday, this is the unanimous
opinion of th» entire San Francisco
■ delegation.
.■■ More than", that, It Is the opinion of
• Senator Murray Crane of Masaehusetts,
who is regarded as the new boss of the
• senate to succeed Senator Aldrich of
• Rfcod.? .Island.
•With, heads up an.! the trumpet call
.of victory in the air, • San Francisco
will go before the house on Tuesday
"Hot only confident but certain of win
ning th» great fight. ' .
. Unless wise prophets prow to -have
lost their gift, the Golden Gate will
have between .30 and 40 majority In
■the house when the roll is called.
East and West Unite
The west will vote solidly for San
Francisco. The east will join hands
with the west. Northern democrats
counted on by New Orleans will swell
the total for.' the western city.
"Tell the San Francisco Call." said
Senator Crane tonight, "that I am con
vinced that San Francisco- has won Its
fight. I have sized up the situation
impartially and that is my judgment.
"San Francisco wUI have about 40
majority in the house and, further, than
that, will win In the senate. Before
the present session closes San Fran
,. »l*co can begin Us preparations for the
greatest fair ever held in the country."
""it is an 1 absolute cinch," said Sen
<Uor Flint of California tonight. "I
feel free to say that my last doubt Is
Mlleved. We will have the exposition
kef ore the close; of , congress. .We are
( ootluiied on l'a^c 3, Column 1
Missing Heiress
to Re-appear and
Explain Absence
[Special Coble to The Call]
NEW YORK. Jan. 29.—Although
no definite news of the where
abouts of Dorothy Arnold, the
missing New York heiress, lias
been published here, there is good
reason to believe that her par-
eras have located her In a sanato
rium and that the mother is with
From Hartford. Conn., came
some gossip tonight that former
District Attorney Garvin, while
visiting there told some friends
that there was to be a positive
solution of the disappearanve
mystery in the very near future.
•Garvin's father said that' the New
York lawyer, who had a very
high opinion of Miss Arnold, did
not appear to believe any of the
stories of foul play or kidnap
ping and remarked' thath the
New York daily papers were at
present in possession of all the
important facts and that the girl
shortly would reappear, solving
her absence in a much happier
way than has been predicted by
some pessimists Who have been
prophesying direful things. From
what Garvin said it was gathered
that the New, York authorities
are simply awaiting the girl's
reappearance ,at her; home with
her own explanation of"]qer<pe
.culiar absence. - ,
■ A -cable -from-Florence,'. Italy.
says 'that r the .wealthy Griscom
mil. George S, Griscom, Mrs.
Grlscbni and George S. tiriieom
Jr. of New York had been in
Florence since December, IS un-'
til last Monday, when they left
for Genoa.
A cablegram from Dorothy Ar-'
told's 1 lawyers 'seemed to agitate
i Griscom > seriously, and after
\ reading it again and again, he re
mark- to a companion:
"•>rnoi.i Is making "serious
trouble.'' , ' .. t ,' '
\ "" ". .' ■ ' ' ;■;>.-;
"El General" Ley va and
lowers Seize Mexicali and
Kill Jailer
MEXICAU, Jan. 29.—Mexirali, the
first border town to be raptured by the
lnsurrectos, is tonight in full posses
sion of the Mexican rebels. It was
taken at daylight today by a band of is.
The only man to lose, his life was
the Mexican jailer,-who hesitated to
release 'his prisoners. He was shot
with a rifle thrust through the window
of his office.
It is believed that the rebels fx
pp'torl to capture (350,000 which was
to have been paid to the government
by the Lower California land and water
company, but the Mexican government
allowed the deposit of a bond for the
amount Instead of the poiii.
Custom House Seized
The custom house was .seized and
reinforcements are flocking to the
rebel standard from the surrounding
The capture of the town Is the first
sign of the activity of the rebels on
the western coast of Mexico. The
move was a complete surprise. It is
declared to be a part of a general plan
for seizing all the cities in the north
western section of the republic.
Mexican is a small town, composed
chiefly of natives of Mexico, on the
southern side of the international Jlne
in Lower California, directly across the
border from the California city of Cal
exico. It is situated on the Imperial
valley branch line of the Southern Pa
cific railway, 41 miles south of Imperial
Two Men in Command
Two men appeared to be In commanfl
of the rebel invading party. Leyva.
who appeared to be chief, gave his title
as "el general in jefe de las tropae
insurgents." His aide was Simon
Continued on Page Si column 2
; SAN FRANCISCO, » MONDAY, JANUARY 30,: 19fe^v v >„, „. . 'p^M
Bank Superintendent Declares
Johnson Wants His Job for
Political Patronage
Official Starts Fight to Save
6 Scalp That Executive
Seeks to Remove
Bitter Statement Is Made in
Which Executive's Action
Is Resented
The threatening clouds that have
I hung over the job of Superintendent of
i Banks Allen Anderson since the in
auguration of Governor. Hiram ." W.
Johnson were lighted yesterday by a
Hash of lightning from Anderson's posi
tion. The .incumbent superintendent,
alive to the precarlousness of his situa
tion, has started to fight and Issued last
evening a formal statement in .which
he 'attacked Johnson's attitude, charg
ing that it is the patronage of the of
fice that the governor desires. He also
makes other accusations. Anderson's
statement follows: '
"Yes, I have read the statement of
Governor Johnson with respect to my
self and the office of superintendent" of
banks. I am glad to be assured by the
governor himself that he wants the
patronage of this'office as heretofore;
so far as I had heard. ; such statements
were only made by Mr. Llssner.,
"The excuse given by .Mr. Johnson
is that I am acceptable to Mr. Herrin
arid the Southern' Pacific company:
therefore, a fit subject to be "kicked
out." Just how this conclusion is ar
rived at I do not know.
"I never he'd a political conference
wither: Hcrrin alone ( or in company
with the mayor "of any city in my life.
Likewise, I never applied for a position
on the payroll of the Southern Pacific
company, or asked to be their repre
sentative at-any time or In any way.
nor have I ever acted as "such. They
never contributed, to my knowledge,
one cent to any. political, campaign : in
which I was engaged, and I never spent
any money contributed by them to elect
any relative of mine to' office. If prior
political affiliations with the Southern
Pacific company and the solicitation of
favors' therefrom Ha-, sufficient reason
for removing a "man from public' office,
how long will Governor Johnson hold
his job? -, • ' ,
"Mr. Johnson says I will not abide
by the decision of the supreme court.
This is news to me. I have received
no order from MIM court.
"First, he proposed to depose me by
passing a bill placing the banks and
building and loan associations under
one supervision. Then he says he sent
a friend to me requesting me to resign.
That failed. Then he consulted the at
torney general and got an opinion that
under the present law I could be re
moved at the pleasure of the governor.
Now we find him both importuning and
demanding the legislature to pass an
amendment to the banking act for no
other purpose than to depose me so
that he may appoint one of his own po
litical friends as my successor. If the
members of the, legislature believe that
it is. their duty to amend the laws of
the state for no other cause than to
give the chief executive an opportunity
to displace a public official for personal
reasons only and that their constit
uents will approve, then they will pass
such legislation at his demand.
"It seems to me from the various
statements of the governor and the
various methods he has proposed for
my removal that he Is trying to shift
upon the shoulders of the legislature
whatever criticisms there might ensue
rather than to assume the entire re
sponsibility himself of removing me,
as he claims he has the right to do.
"In conclusion, as I said the other
Continued on Page 5, Column S
"They Are Making Me the Scapegoat and I'm Victim of Job"
'ii scapegoat
of department;
This is the Dirtiest Job Ever
Put Over," Captain's Reply
to Chief's Charges
"Seymour Told Me Not to
Place a Man Inside
the Clubs"
High tension .wires in the police de- 1
partment snapped yesterday when Chief j
of Police John F.vSeynimir announced
that he -woulil - nr*ls 1'
lectliof.- duty against police -Captain :
Henry .1. O'Day, formerly of the central I
police station. O*Dt|r, amazed by. the
chief's action, came ■ out with .sensa
tional Insinuations; against Seymour's I
attitude toward gambling in the city,
and Seymour responded with direct
contradictions of O'Da'y's Assertions.
The disruption between those two offi
cers came to a climax, with ho promise
of sensational denouement. ;
O'Day declared! that he had volun-
The lower portrait is that of
Sergeant James T. Donovan, who
will be haled before the police
commissioners on charges of neg
lect of duly. Above him is picture
of Sergeant Arthur Layne, who
has asked for more patrolmen to
check gambling in Chinatown.
teered to close up all the gambling
games in the tenderloin, but that the
upper office had failed to co-operate.
He declared that Chief of Police Sey
mour, when ordering him to blockade
certain gambling clubs, instructed him
not to place men inside the clubrooms.
where they would be In a position to
see that no gambling was carried on,
but merely to station them on the
sidewalk in front of the buildings
when* the clubs were housed. O'Day
further stated that when Seymour
finally said that the Saratoga club
must be cloud, hfl i O'Day) knew that
he was not to use the method of sta-
Continued on Page 2, Col. 5
Against whom Chief of Police Seymour will bring charges of neglect
of Jut]) - •
[Special Dispatch h The Call] '
, PAI.T ; LAKE CITY. .lan. ; 29.—The
monotony of herding sheep has been
relieved i' around Bock -; Springs, '- Wyo.;
since a herder in -the -employ .of Sail
Lake flock masters found a clew, to the
loot taken in a train robbery ■'" years
ago. .. '• '-, ■■■-.' .' ; ;'
I Covey anrl Blanchey, t the -^flock mas
ters, were' informed: yesterday; by one
of their men in AVyomlnf: he had
discovered in a tin can on the range
a letter signed by "Missouri Pete,"land
Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAK BAR, Jan. 20.—The entire town
of Oak Bar is offered for sale, now
that Slskiyou county, outside, of its
seven cities, is male "dry" by -i county
One man owns the mining camp and
he prospered when he could conduct
a saloon along with his other enter
prises. Oak Bar consists of a general
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
HEAL.DSBURG, Jan. 29.—Grandma
Electa Kennedy celebrated her one
hundred and first birthday anniversary
at the home of her son, George, in this
city today. Although she has been ill
for some time she was able to be up
and around and take an active part In
receiving the large number of friond3
(c " =^
YESTERDAY— • temperature, 54;
lowest' Saturday night, 52. :
•light east- m>ind. -
\ V
"Wyoming Jack," in which they con
fess to thp robbery of a Union Pacific
train and say that, being out of water
and clom pressed by a posse, they are
about to. commit suicide. Directions
for finding J.-..000 of the stolen money
also arc given. The letter is dated
.(uno no, issn.
It is remembered that the skeletons
of two men were found in the vicinity
in the nineties. The herders have been
unable to find the money.
merchandise store, a two story hotel,
livery stable, public hall, soft drink
parlor, three dwellings, blacksmith
shop, postoffice, long distance telephone
and two stage lines. The town is on
Klamath river, 28 miles from Yreka,
and is in a good mining district.
The owner • lias lived here for 35
years. He is indignant because he
(ian't have a saloon.
gathered from all parts of the
state. 9be Was in the best of spirits
and took great pleasure in recalling
various incidents of her past life in
she had participated with many
of her g-uests. One of her old neigh
who had not seen her for more
than 30 years called on her.
Captain Says Seymour Hindered
Him in His Efforts to Close
Gambling Clubs
"1 Could Have Closed All of the
Places If They Had
Let Me"
CHIEF of Police John F. Sey
mour precipitatel the thueat
cned upheaval in the central
police district yesterday by
charging Captain Henry J. O'Day,
three sergeants of police and four pa
trolmen with neglect of duty in not
discovering and reporting the pres
ence of gambling paraphenalia in the
rooms of the Saratoga club at 149
Mason street, in which Gustave Post
lcr was killed Friday last. Astound
ing revelations are promised at the
hearing of the cases at a special meet
ing of the police commission early
next week. Chief Seymour and Cap
tain of Police Thomas S. Duke, ad
ded excitement to the developments
of the day by declaring that they had
a witness who will swear to having
seen the paraphenalia In plain view in
the Saratoga club nine days before the
tragedy, which open the scandal.
O'Day passed the responsibility for
the open gambling back to Chief Sey
mour, and other of the men charged
hinted at startling revelations to be
O'Day Cries Job
Captain O'Day, stung by the charge
against him. declared alsd that he
was "jobbed" in the "Kid" Sullivan
scandal that resulted in O'Day's trans
fer to the ingleslUe district Thursday.
Sergeant James T. Donovan, who
was suspended for giving his revolver
to Kripp when Postler was killed, Ser
geant Michael Griffin and Sergeant
Philip Fraher, both patrol sergeants in
the district in which the Saratoga club
Is located, were the intermediate offi
cers charged with neglect of duty yes
terday. Patrolman Walker Wilson al
ready has been suspended for his
actions during the Postler affair. The
four patrolmen charged with neglect of
duty are Frank McConnell and Thomas
Curtis, both of whom were assigned to
duty in plain clothes to suppress gam
bling in the central district, and Wil
liam D. O'Keefe and Oliver T. Cox.
whose beats included the Mason street
Chief Passes Buck
"Why, O'Day went to that place per
sonally at my command and twice re- *
ported that there were no evidences of
faro or roulette there." Chief Seymour
6aid it; discussing the charges. "I called
him in January 19, following the shoot
ing of the elevator man in that build
ing, and told him that I was suspicious
of the men on the beat and wanted him
to so there himself and report what he
found. He reported no illegal gam
bling, and on hte 24th, two days before
he was transferred to Ingleside, again
reported that there were no faro or
roulette tables there."
"When 1 returned from my vacation

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