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WARRANT IS ISSUED FOP ARREST OF BURNS
MCNAMARA TO
BE SUPPORTED
BY ALL UNIONS
Federated Trades Will Give Him
Same Defense Raised for
'. Hey wood
began early, when counsel for the as
sociation otbained, in a justice of the
peace court, ■ writ of replevin directed
against Superintendent of Police Hy
land and Prosecutor Baker. The writ
was served M Hyland was in the grand
■fury room. .
Kill SB 1«» GIVE IP BOOKS
lie and the prosecutor refused to I
* give up the books. and the prosecutor
warned the constable that If he re
turned with ' the writ he would be
cited for contempt of court. The books,
the prosecutor .said, had been taken
over as evidence by the grand Jury and
no.court could replevin them within
the time they were under examination.
It" was after this that the grand
Jury determined to take possession as
evi.dence of the accounts and papers
in the association's storage compart
ment. A subpena was issued directing
.resident . Ryan to bring them into
court, and when a deputy sheriff went
to the association's offices to serve it
has was accompanied by Attorney Drew
of the Erectors* association, Superin
* tendent Hyland and W. J. Ford, as
sistant district attorney of Los An
•geles. a ■,■-,..'
. After the subpena had been read to
* Ryan, he ordered the rooms cleared of
all persons not officials of the associa
tion. '"-.-> ■ >>-.;..*... ;-..'-• :'•*■--v."'*".■. ,■'■'.
' " The superintendent of police then
withdrew a policeman who j had been
guarding the documents in the storage
compartment, as he said-the matter
had be<»n taken charge of by the coun
. ty authorities. •
BOOKS LEFT UNPROTECTED
Attorney Drew protested that this
action left the books and papers un
protected and that some of them might
be extratecd. •'"Whereupon the prose
cutor ordered two deputies to guard
the compartment until the material in
it*should be taken to the grand jury
room. ; f,'•»-*-»".*
The iron workers* association en
gaged several additional attorneys, and
"friends of Secretary-Treasurer McNa
mara employed counsel for -him per- :
sonar***. Henry* Seyfrled. MeNamara's
' attorney, in an interview denounced the
.extradition of McNamara as an "out
rageous illegality," and said he* be
lieved the detectives were guilty of
kidnaping under the laws of Indiana.
Labor leaders In public statements
said MrNamara had been "railroaded"
without opportunity 4 of # consulting'
counsel and without a hearing.
On the other hand. Police Judge Col
lins, who turned McNamara over to a
police sergeant from Los Angeles, said
under the law he had no alternative,
as the Los Angeles policeman had a.
state warrant from Governor Marshall,
who honored the requisition of the gov
ernor of California, and as McNamara
admitted his identity as the man named
in the warrant.
GOVERNOR CONDEMNED
Declarations that Governor Marshall,
Police .Judge Collins and Superintendent
of Police Hyland should all be im
peached were hurled by delegates at
* •the meeting of the Central Labor Union
here tonight and the arresting and
spiriting away of McNamara was char
acterized as an outrage and illegal.
A resolution providing for a. commit
ter of five "to investigate and fix the
blame" in the case and carrying with It
$200 was adopted.
State Representative Keega, a local
labor leader, and one of the men who
signed the warrants for the arrest of
Drew, Fox and Ford, condemned the
Judge and police superintendent for
their part, but said Governor Marshall |
should not. be-. condemned for signing
the requisition for McNamara until a
through Investigation had been made.
Clarence '•arrow. a Chicago lawyer,
who has represented* labor organiza
tions In most of their fights before the
Courts, arrived here tonight and went i
into consultation with Attorney Rappa
port, counsel for the structural iron
workers. ■'■*,•.
Harrow said he was here only In coh
* nection with the extradition of Mr-
Namara, and said if possible he would
have nothing to do with the trials in
I.os Angeles because of ]..„ health. He
said he might return to Chicago tomor
row. ' ." * **
— •-
NAVAL MANS'WIFE DIES
WHEN MOTOR OVERTURNS

Another Woman Possibly Fatally
Hurt in Same Accident
SAN DIEGO, April 24.—While going
at a fair rate of speed this morning
the gasoline motor car operating be
tween Imperial beach and San Diego'
left the track and overturned a„out
50 feet from, a hotel. In So.; San*
Diego, killing one woman, perhaps fa
tally injuring another and slightly in
juring two men.
The dead woman la Mrs. Fred Elliott.
wife of the first machinist's mate of
the submarine Pike.
The fatally Injured is Mrs. William
Money*, a Colorado tourist.
William Money and William Cox. the
latter engineer of the motor car, each
received slight bruises.
The dead and injured were removed
, to a hotel, where doctors were called
to attend Mrs. Money. She may die.
* — ■ ■ ' •_
TRANSLATORS OF BIBLE
' ARE GIVEN HIGH RANK
College President" Says Their
English was Best
BOSTON, April 24.*—"Tne men who
translated the? King James bible 300
years ago knew how to use the Eng
lish language better than any body of
scholar* that could >be gathered to
,'gether in the whole world today," said
I President William, B. Faunce of Brown
' university, speaking at the bible ter
i centenary meeting in Trinity church
last night. He said: "Since 1611 no
man In England or America hqs written
in such direct or simple style as .these
bible" translators, save John Bunyan
and Abraham, Lincolnthe latter in
his'second inaugural and Gettysburg
addresses." < *, -*.
The Best for" Your Monef }\/-;
me west lor i our _oney
Is what OH get when you order "Ital
ian-Swiss Colony, Tlpo (red: or- white*
from your grocer or family wine and
liquor store, <.*_B_BiHHßHMMfl£fl|
-,-'..* r "' m' "* •""'' ' '-'
WAS. VETERANS IN BUSKlN—William P. He-
Klnnnn rump of Spanish war rata-ran*. wilt
Kite a three act comedy.* *'A, Married
Bachelor,'* thia ei-enlug, in Jefferson nai1,.825
- CeJdea Gale • •anno. - ■*■- . -•
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LAW CHAMPIONED BY LABOR
McC ARTHY GIVES HIS VIEWS
By p. h. McCarthy
*^ . ' . * - 4 ' , . -
Organized iabor is pot in any sense of the word upon the defensive
in connection; with the report from the cast bearing upon the regret
table dynamiting of the Times building in Los Angeles some months
ago.-;..,- :_y.yij r - y ■ ■_■ . . -■'■-.■'*.-■■
Labor. is primarily and fundamentally interested in hunting down
and stamping-out lawbreakers and the enemies of peace and good order.
Organized labor was" the first to denounce the dynamiting outrage
in Los Angeles and to offer a reward for the conviction of those who
planned it., if, indeed, the catastrophe was found to be the, work of
human hands. • • ■■'■■■ '. . . . ' • *.
' --' Labor* rcprVsenis,the vast majority of the people who toil and who.
under the hopeful guarantee of our federal constitution, seek merely to
live in peace.and without hindrance in the legitimate pursuit of hap
piness. '. ;• ■"" 'Cy'..' ..''.",/'-,■''' •',""'" r ''-„ '■.*■ ■'*.■'
Labor relics for its success upon the fact that it strives to advance
a righteous, humane and worthy cause. ...
Sincere men in the labor movement are riot lawbreakers, but, to the
contrary, arc men who strive constantly to vindicate the law and at the
same time to uplift and improve the -condition of men and women who
toil for a living. ' ' - * '
Organized labor will proceed hand in hand with every worthy
citizen of this state and will go to the furthest extreme in behalf of
law and order. ' . . .
LABOR GIRDLED
FOR STRUGGLES
IN LOS ANGELES
Mr*. Ingersoli and Johannsen
Leave for Southern City
on Request
Seeing in the coming trial of the
McNamara brothers and Ortie McMani
gal, accused* in connection with the
dynamiting of The Times building, the
most momentuous struggle between or
ganized labor and capital the country
has known, union leaders of San-Fran- j
cisco are gilding - themselves for the
battle, declaring they enter the arena
with secret information of an extreme
ly startling character going to show
that the entire affair was concocted by
Los Angeles capitalists to further their
own end*. Conferences were held yes*,
terday. "Plans were made for taking
up subscriptions. ...
- .At the same time the prosecuting of
ficials of Los Angeles followed tip the
arrests of.the three men by rapid and
Independent action, summoning San
j Francisco witnesses to the south to
make positive the identification of
James W. McNamara as one of the trio
who actively operated in the. dynamit
ing. Mrs. D. H. Ingersoli, -at whose
rooming house at 2656 A Mission street
McNamara. is said to have lived while
completing his plans under the.name of
j Bryce, received a telegram from the Los
Angeles police asking her to leave for
that city immediately..; .She* went; last
!' Angeles police asking her to leave for
elty immediately. She went last
night.
JOH._N>si"N AIM GOES
The same train which bore her car
ried also Anton Johannsen. San Fran
cisco organizer of the* Los Angeles
strike. The purpose of Ills trip,-he said,
was to aid organized labor of the build
ing trades in the general which is to be
proclaimed in Los Angeles May 1. jHe
1 satao to take an active hand in the
dynamiting cases.
The arrests of the 'three men coming
at the same time as the general strike
of the building trades has converted
Los Angeles into a battleground on
which is to be fought,'labor leaders of
San Francisco believe, the most gi
gantic struggle of its kind the country
has seen. In the guilt or innocence of
the three they see the life or death of
the labor particularly an the
Pacific coast.
"The battle," said Johannsen, "is on.
I leave tonight for Los Angeles. "What
the outcome will be one can not* say,
but the fight is to be to the'finish. This
struggle is going to be supported
union men such as never 1 was fa cause
before. We are secure in the loyalty
of (the many .thousands of our fellows
and firm in the stand.
ONLY BURNS SO FAB,
. "Up to the present there has". been
heard only the blowing of Detective
Bunns, who, it must be remembered,
has been paid a large sum of money
to'please" the Los 'Angeles capitalists.
"But the union lenders of San Fran
cisco and* Los Angelas have informa
tion' of "a "secret character' which will
go to show a state of affairs beyond
belief—a horrible plot to strike at
union labor. My first thought was to
make public what 1 know of this plot,
but after consulting with my associates
T saw-that to say anything now; would
only give the opposition an advantage.
Besides, what is said now by one side
or ' the other will be regarded |by the
public merely as the prejudiced opin
ions of the partisans.
i'.'ln the courtroom/ where every word
of the information will count with tell
ing effect, will this information be
made, known, and not. until' then.
FEARS ERRONEOUS OPININOS
"One who is not familiar with the
methods used by those employers
whose ; every action "seems to _ be In
spired by commercial greed is apt to
get an erroneous conception of the
makeup of the working people who
combine their interests, not for com
mercial advancement, but for self
protection. __W9ttol
"To say that labor discountenances
violence should be unnecessary. , 1 am
just as convinced now as I have been
always that the destruction of the
Times building was due to ■ criminal
carelessness. Labor has nothing ,to
fear except the power of the enemy
to 'suppress the-truth.; v r / ■
*.."It* is common knowledge to every
newspaperman in San 'Francisco and
to many others that the news censor
ship of Los Angeles is rigid. The out
side world knows nothing except what
the capitalists of Los Angeles wish to
r; be known. And-the: truth least of ail
comes out of reports from Los Angeles.
"Burns -i made the : greatest mistake
of his life when he arrested-J..J.'. Me
' Namara, secretary of "the v interna
tional association of iron and structural
, workers. He does not know it, but he
, thereby gave :to organized" labor the
, greatest advantage. He aimed .too
, high" and aimed wrong. This will! be
, shown'at the trial."
; KEEPS INFORMATION SECRET
What < the information .'■' was upon
which he laid so much stress Johann
sen refused to disclose. He repeated
again | and again, however,? that -it was
I of such a nature that, before.the trial
was over, the country would, see .that
Detective Burns had been responsible
• for one of the biggest blunders of his
| professional career. » There 'seemed^ to
l besome'humorous features to! the se
cret .information,, for Johannsen
■THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.; 'TUESDAY, ,APRIL 25, 1911.
laughed Immoderately in discussing it.
He redoubled his laughter on, hearing
that the much ' vaunted reward of
$100,000 had dwindled down to a pos
sible ; $15,000. * „•»"'
He denied that he had been served
with a summons to.appear In Los An
geles and declared that his visit there
was purely, a business one. <
"1 was down in Los Angeles Satur
day,*' he said, "but came to San Fran
cisco for a day to talk things over with
labor officials here. Having finished my
business, here I am returning :to the
scene of my duties. I take with me as
surances of a steadfast.support of San
Francisco to organized labor of Los An
geles. We all realize that the big fight
is on." ... ■ _ -, - : y."' ■
Johannsen said that one of the first
indications of t!i« tactics of the Los
Angeles prosecution was an attempt to
bribe Mrs. Ingersoli to identify some
person as Bryce. Mrs. Ingersoli corrob
orated, this statement.-.
VISITED BY DETECTIVES
"Ever since I became mixed up in
this affair,", she said,'"l have been visi
ted by detectives of all sorts bringing
me photographs and asking me to iden
tify one of them as Bryce. No definite
offers of money were'held out, but it
was intimated to me that I would find
it. to my advantage if I could identify
the photographs. From, what I could
gather, the detectives were from pri
vate . agencies and were following up
the case for the reward offered.
. "I could not identify any. of the pho
; tographs as that of Bryce. In the pic
ture published In The Call this morn
ing., of J." J. McNamara I see some
resemblance to Byce. The latter had
the same deep set eyes and thin lips.
"All this guessing will be at an, end,
j however. I have been notified by the
I Los Angeles authorities to go down
! there, and I presume It is to Identify
i McNamara as Bryce. Until I see Me
j Namara* I do not think It would be fair
i to him to say whether he is Bryce or
■not./ I wish also to deny statements
to the effect that I have positively Iden
tified McNamara as Bryce. I have done
no such tiling and can not until I see
the arrested man."'
Throughout the day there was a feel
ing of uneasiness in labor circles, a -be
lief being that local labor leaders here
might be arrested. Rumors of pending
arrests were rife.. Chief ,Selmour, how
ever, denied that any such action was
I planned.
"As far as I am concerned." said the
chief. "I know of no arrests to be made
] here."...A j.
■THREAT TO BLOW
i IP TRAIN MADE
"You Never Will Get Us to
Los Angeles Alive,"
Says McNamara
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. April 24.—The
Kansas City Post publishes the _ fol
lowing: , * „ ;
"Locked In a special car, hand and
feet manacled, and closely guarded by
four officers, McNamara and McMani
gal, being hurried to Los Angeles, were
taken through Kansas City at 8:50 this
morning on the Santa Fe flyer. The
officers refused . to permit any to talk
with the prisoners.
"McManigal tried to escape Jail be
fore the train reached Kansas City by
grappling with Detective Reed.
"'I would have got all of you if I
had, got my hands on that revolver,' he
declared after being subdued. .
"You will never get us to Los An
geles alive," was-the declaration made
aboard the train this morning by Mc-
Namara, according to officers having
the men in charge. "I for one will die
a martyr to unionism. The capitalists
are oppressing the working people and
making laws to suit themselves
through bribery. ■'"
"This train will either be wrecked or
blown up before we reach Los Angeles.
"I have eluded my captors enough to
get word to my friends to see that- we
do not get to the coast alive." ;.,
, McNamara was morose and downcast,
while McManigal was cheerful., Mc-
Namara was so surly he even,refused
to be shaved." ; i __B-_fe__''.
The officers in charge of the men
were, William If. Reed of Chicago; Mal
colm Ma-Lauren, a representative of
the.Burns agency; E. C. Brain, .under
sheriff, a Los Angeles detective, and
Paul Flemmer, captain of * the Los An
geles detective department. . / ;
I Both prisoners were In leg irons. Mc-
Namara was'handcuffed to Brain "and
McManigal to Reed. The shades of the
car were all drawn. . , ■
McManigal is a dark complexloned
man -„ years old. five feet eight Inches
in height; weighing 180; pounds ; and
having. a' black moustache.■.-,:. ,*• .:; l\
•McNamara Is a consumptive, frail,
sallow , and ' thin.'"- He _ has several '■ clays
growth* of beard and constantly smokes
cigarettes, consuming, it is said near
ly 150 a day.
GUNPOWDER IN CUSPIDOR
EXPLODES DURING COURT
Causes Excitement and Sets Fire
to Woodwork
. CHICAGO, April 24.—An explosion of
gunpowder in a cuspidor during a ses
sion of the criminal court caused , con
siderable excitement today. Judge Wil
liam B. Dover ] had | Just ] opened» court,
and "an attorney appearing ■ for the de
fendant in- a murder case threw ; a
lighted * 8 cigarette .into the .cuspidor.
There Was an : explosion, breaking -the
cuspidor and ', setting fire *to woodwork
in the courtroom. The source' of'the
gunpowder In the cuspidor is not
nown^__l^«_^'* J-
TERRIFIC FIGHT I
IS LOOKED FORI
BY prosecutor!
Los Angeles Attorneys Plan
for Struggle With
Accused Men
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOS ANGELES.; April 24.—That the
district attorney's office will encounter
one of the greatest legal fights In the
history of local Jurisprudence upon the
arrival of the trio of Los Angeles Times
_ynamlte suspects Is the. belief of the
attaches of the office. Already they
concede that, the accused men will be
ably provided "with , funds and legal
talent and .will resort to every tech
nicality of the law.
As a result, almost the entire corps
of assistants to the district attorney
are at work preparing for the coming
struggle. That much delay will be
experienced In bringing the men to
trial; even after they are landed here,
is expected, and it is said that fully
six weeks may be expended In prelim
inary legal maneuvering.
Naturally the district attorney and
his assistants are congratulating them
selves on the fact that so far there
has been no miscarriage of their plans,
which "were hurriedly made when De
tective "William -J. Burns' message in
forming them of the contemplated ar
rests was received.
FEARED PUBLICITY OF PLANS
Every man in the secret, which was
kept, to good advantage, for.almost 10
days, was in suspense until after the
arrests for > fear the fact that J. J.
Mi-Samara's arrest was contemplated
would become known.'; '",."''' v.
Publicity at any time previous to the
actual* arrest* would have disarranged
their, plans for having him returned
here, it Is said, as the statutes provide
that for "a man to be "liable to arrest
and extradition on a fugitive warrant
it must be shown that he" was in the
state in which the alleged crime oc
curred at the time It took place.
j It is.admitted that, so far as known
at present," the secretary of the struc
tural Iron workers* association was not
In California when the Times building
and Llewellyn iron works were blown
up. and that therefore it would have
been impossible to extradite him on a
fugitive warrant had he or his attor
neys been given time in which to get a
writ of habeas corpus. '„
So far as known. District' Attorney
Fredericks has not received the con
fession said to have been made by Mc-
Manigal and which press dispatches de.
Clare, have been, forwarded to local of
ficials. Today the district , attorney,
when asked if he had received the con
fession, was characteristically non-<
committal. ■*•'," .
"Have you received the confession?"
he was asked. *.*_-.-
"I do not "believe- that question is per
tinent to the affair, nor would my an
swering It be proper at. this time," he
said.'
AGENCY HEAD IS RETICENT
The head of the -Burns detective
agency in- this city, E. Ri Mills, was
noncommittal today* when asked If ar
rests would be made here following the
dynamite developments in the , east
which have led to the arrest of three
men Indicted on charges of blowing up
the Times October 1 last.
"It was the different explosions ,- in
the east, all directed at one party,
which pointed to the source." said
Mills. "Then we dug down deep into
the immediate cause and found it. It
took many months, but the Burns offi
ces have not made a slip. Everything
has been caried out perfectly..
"The men will be proved guilty, for
we have the evidence.
"I knew three weeks ago that the
men were under direct surveillance,"
said Mills. Since then telegrams have
streamed into his office. The tele
grams of .which Mills speaks were sent
him by Burns and his men who were
on the trail of the suspects in the east
and were all in cipher. No one but
Mills could read the code here and he
was kept awake night and day direct
ing their replies and furnishing the
officers in the east with information
they *wanted.*fßsi-&
' Mills plainly Intimated today that the
work of running down those responsible
for the explosion was even yet far from
complete. The detectives here appear
to look on the three men under arrest
as men:paid to do the work, and inti
mate that those who furnished the cash
are the next on the list to be involved.
COUNCIL MUST' PAY REWARDS
"Whatever reward the city pays for
the capture and conviction of the* men
implicated in the Times explosion will
have to be given by the council through
an ordinance Is the idea of Mayor Alex
ander. At the recent.charter amend
ment election section 32 of the charter
COFFEE CONGESTION
Cause- a Variety of Alls
•A.happy old lady in Wisconsin says:
"During the time I was a coffee
drinker I was subject to sick head
aches, sometimes "lasting two or , three
days, totally unfitting me for anything.
'To; this affliction was added, some
years ago, a trouble -with my heart that
was very painful,V accompanied by a
smothering sensation and faintness. "
"Dyspepsia, also, came to make life
harder to 'bear.- I; took all sorts of
patent medicines, but , none of them
helped me for any length of time.
"The doctors frequently told me that
coffee was not. good for, me; but with
out coffee I felt as if T.l had: no break
fast. I finally decided about two years
ago to abandon the use of coffee entire
ly, and as I had read a great deal about
Postum * I fconcluded' to try' that f or; a
breakfast beverage. *
"I liked the taste of it and was par
ticularly pleased to notice that it did
not ... 'come up' as: coffee f used - to. ; The
bad spells with my heart grew less and
leas . frequent, : and * finally > ceased to»
gether, and I have not had an attack of
sick headache - for - more«than ( a year.
My digestion is * good, -* too, and jl*- am
thankful that I am once more a healthy
woman. I know my wonderful restora
tion to health came from quitting coffee
and using Postum." * Name given by the
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich."
"There's a reason,'*" and -it -is j this."
Coffee has a direct action on the liver
with some people, and 'causes t partial
congestion of __ that organ, preventing
the natural ",_. outlet of the secretions.
Then may f follow biliousness, sallow
skin, headaches," constipation and final
ly a change of the blbod corpuscles arid
nervous*prostration.;■; ■„ . .
■•'■ 'Read t the* little book,'."The 'Road to
Weilville,": in pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever read : the alwe letter!,:'-.' A new
one appears from time to time. Thex
re genuine, true,* and' full of ■ human
interest. t ' v „ . . . - --_,
UNIONS TO AID McNAMARA
GOMPERS GIVES OPINIONS
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
WASHINGTON,• April 24.—Preparations were,being; made today by
officials of the American federation of * labor to defend John J.; Mc-
Namara, international secretary-treasurer of _ the? bridge ,and structural
iron workers," now being hurried to California for trial.
| Pending the arrival in Washington of E. A. Clancy, one of the vice
presidents, , who was. in the , Indianapolis conference * when ', McNamara
was arrested and spirited away, the exact plans are being kept secret,
but Secretary Frank Morrison intimated this afternoon that the federa
tion would give McNamara . the same support, it. did Heywood. That
means an ,appeal; for contributions will be made to all union men
connected with the federation.. ' ; . '
"Barbarism, known , in police circles as the third degree," is
attributed by. President Gompers of the American federation of labor as
the cause of Ortie B. McManigal's alleged confession implicating John
•T. McNamara in the dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times offiae. last
October. . -.*.*. *
,'Gompers said that in'his. opinion, the prisoner, through mental
fatigue caused by withstanding a steady fire of questions for 12 hours,
had admitted anything his questioners asked in order toget relief
from their nerve racking tactics. ;
The American federation, through the efforts of Gompers, has been
conducting an active fight against the "third degree," "and Gompers said
that the McManigal incident emphasizes his claims that it is a common
practice among police departments in ■ all parts of the country to
harass prisoners until, out of sheerexhaustion.the;y. give up and: con
fess to crime which they; never ,' committed. -*
"Prisoners are tortured more now than the. were in the days of
barbarism," he said. Gompers called attention to the facts' the senate
third degree investigating - committee : Mas uncovered .to show that men
are not only mentally, but physically, torttured by their captors.- Atten
tion was called to cases ; where } metal thumbscrews * were applied until
the flesh burst open/ Gompers could find no words strong, enough to
express his contempt for the manner in which McNamara was spirited
out of Indianapolis. ...'.'••. * -•
was amended to give the council power
to offer rewards; in Just such cases.
Prior to that time the council; had no
such power. and the city attr^-ney ad
vised that any offer of reward ■ made
by the council would be illegal.
To date Burns has been paid $6,000
out of the $25,000 city fund, "and the
mayor said today that more will have
to be paid to the detective.
OPIUM SLAVES
GIVEN THE DRUG
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
FRESNO, April 24.—Two prominent
physicians. and: a druggist ,of this city
were arrested tonight by an inspector
of the state board of pharmacy as a
result of the investigations made in
this city In connection with the opium
traffic- .
The physicians were accused of giv
ing prescriptions for opium to dope
fiends and the druggist was charged
with refilling an opium prescription.
Those arrested were Dr. I. B. Hines,
Dr. W." H. Vance and William At
wood. .■ ■:- ,- '~- ■ - . y ■
All three Were taken before Police
Judge Briggs and pleaded guilty. They
were released with a sharp reprimand.
,;-»There were no more arrests today in
connection with the raids on Chinese
opium dens and is believed now that
the inspectors have practically com
pleted their work In this city.
NEW SCENES FOR WOMAN
.VT: WHO TOOK THEFT CURE
. BERKELEY. April 24.—Mrs. Jean J
Thurnherr, who was operated upon a j
few days ago to cure her of a desire j
to steal. Is still confined to the Merrltt:
hospital. Mrs. Thuj-nherr, according to
Dr. Hubert N. Rowell, is convalescing
rapidly and will soon be able to leave
the Institution.
The wound in her skull, caused by the
removal with the surgeon's knife of a
piece of bone which was pressing on
her brain, is healing rapidly.
When Mrs. Thurnherr. leaves the hos
pital she will be taken: to the country
for a rest and change of environment.
WOMAN GUN-VICTIM
CALLS IT ACCIDENT
Edward F. Schafer, accused of shoot
ing his sister |in law, Mrs. Katherine
Connolly at 2600 Twenty-first street,
Saturday ; night, appeared before Police
Judge Shortall yesterday on a charge
of assault to kill. ■"_ Policeman Dlestel,
who made the •_ arrest, informed the
court that the injured woman told him
that the shooting was an accident. The
case . was ' continued until' Saturday to
enable the woman to be present at the
hearing of the case.
Seat sale for Bernhardt engagement
opens Thursday, 9 a.m., at Columbia, •
Dress with reason and save
with true economy. Do not .
waste your money on uncer
tainties. We guarantee our
STEIN-BLOCH
Smart Clothes
and STEIN-BLOCH backs
us with their label. There
are no belter clothes made
than Stein-Bloch's
$20 to $40
Among the many models and fabrics in our stock—new
goods, all of them—you will find a suit which suits you
168 Sutter Street
Near Kearny
CHICKEN HOLOCAUST
AROUSES SUSPICION
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN JOSE, April -The sheriffs of
fice is investigating a disastrous fire
which destroyed 150 Incubators and
10,000 chickens last night on the*ranch
of the California chicken company's
plant near Los Altos. The water mains
on the place were found, to be plugged
when volunteers gathered to fight the
flames, and efforts to stay their progress
proved unavailing. The loss Is In the
neighborhood of $50,000. -
The principal owners are Messrs.
Appe, Van Alstyne and Grigsby of San
Francisco. :.;■-■
An old watchman was discharged by
the company recently. It Is stated, and a
new watchman had been employed. East
night "was the new. watchman's first
night on the job.
Selecting a Piano
What Determines You?
IJ Docs low price? No. Because you know that a new piano (?)
offered anywhere up to $200 is just so much wood glued together
and varnished, etc.
IJ Does the offer of a $600 (?) piano for $300? No. Because
your intelligence tells you that that $300 piano has first been marked
up to $600. :
fl Are you influenced by such methods as Puzzle Pictures, Club
Offers, Train Wrecks, etc. ? No. Because you are adding to your
fireside a lifelong friend-and you choose your friends on intrinsic
worth and genuine merit, and not by clap-trap.
IJ After all, does not the HOUSE have much to do with itdo
you not seek a House with a strong business character and high
musical ideals-^— House that has always stood in the community for
what is right, true and meritorious?
fl "HOUR OF MUSlC—Player-Piano and Victrola Recital]
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in our Recital Hall. I
Public cordially invited. Take elevator to eighth floor. I
Sherman Ray & Co
STETXWAT AND OTHER PIANOS. PLATER PIANOS OF ALL GRAPES
VICTOR TALKING MACHINES. SHEET: ML'SIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
Kearny and Sutter Streets, San Francisco .
Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland
TWO JAILED AS
BAKER’S SLAYERS
Both Men Are Lodged in Glenn H
County Jail After an
Investigation * I
Pet Dog "Toodies" Leads Sheriff
to Scene of Killing at
Lonely Camp $ •
CHICO, April 24.—Burt Hard-wick and
J. Casebeer were arrested in Glenn
county today by Sheriff Bailey on sus
picion of having been connected --■.■,.
the murder of G. W. Baker Tuesday
night at a lonely spot along the Cen
tral Irrigating ditch. Hardwick, who Is
a Sacramento river fisherman, had con
siderable money in his possession when
arrested. The men. who were taken to
the Glenn county Jail, declare their in
nocence.
Baker was slain near the Central ir
rigating ditch eight miles south of St.
John and not far from Willows, the
county seat of Glenn county. This state
ment was made today by City Marshal
Coe. who yesterday afternoon found the
spot where the crime was committed.
The officer" was led to the place by
a little dog which was owned by Baker.
The' dog. which answered to the name
of Toodles, accompanied Its master to
the camping ground Tuesday and was
seen there the next day by John Scott,
a rancher living near by. Baker was
not there, • though his team was seen
until Wednesday, when it, with the
five horses Baker, had with him, were
moved away. The next morning they
were found on the other side of the
Sacramento rivet*.
At the place where Baker bad camped
a bloodstained spot was discovered,
where, apparently, the murderer had
chopped into the earth to remove blood
from the ax he is thought to have used
in committing the crime. The" officers
believe that the body either was thrown
into the Sacramento river from the Gla
nella bridge or j hidden on the Glenn
county side of that stream.
The little dog was found running
up and down the" bridge on Thursday,
strengthening the theory that the body
was disposed of there. Bridgetender
Crenshaw, who took charge of the dog,
learned Friday that It had belonged
to Baker, when it was Identified by
the ' latter's brother, Marlon.
The dog yesterday was taken "to the
bridge from which It made a' bee lipe
for the camping ground beside the ir
rigation canal. ■■■■
WOODMEN TO CELEBRATE—Thtirgdar •*•**»**.
lns Golden Gate camp No. «4, Woodmen of
, the World. - will celebrate the twentieth an
tit*?i>r_irr by a dance in Dreamland rink. Tnea
dp Francisco will slnjt. '■■:,

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