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Chief Witness Against Judge
Says Assignment Wasn't
the Paper He Signed
On Cross Examination Coal
Merchant Intimates He Might
Have Been Intoxicated
House Committee Questions
Williams as to Second Al
leged Transaction
WASHINGTON. May 10.—Edwin
J. Williams of Scranton. Pa
chief witness against Judge
Robert W. Archbald of the
commerce court. today practically
denied before the house judiciary com
mittee some of the testimony he had
given against the judge Wednesday.
Williams was a partner with Judge
Archbald in negotiations for buying a
culm bank from the Erie railroad to
sell at a profit of $12,000 to the Lacka
wanna and Wyoming railroad. The
judge at that time had the Erie's so
called lighterage cases in his court.
A. S. Worthington, counsel for the
accused jurist, undertook the redirect
examination of Williams and called
his attention to the copy of an assign
ment of the culm bank property that
he was alleged to have made to W. P.
Boland and a "silent party." Previous
ly Williams had admitted having made
such an assignment before he procured
options on the Erie culm banks, and
had explained that the "silent party"
was Judge Archbald. Today, however,
upon reading a copy of the assign
ment, Williams said it was not the
paper he bad signed. He admitted
that the signature attached was his,
1-ut repudiated its contents.
Repudiated Letter
Williams repudiated tlie letter in
troduced in e%-idence Wednesday, in
he related having told W. P.
Boland that if he had discounted one'
of Judge Archbald's notes, a case .he
lad before that jurist, which was de
cided against him, might have resulted
differently. The witness admitted hav
ing said something like that to Boland,
but he denied that the language used
in the letter in evidence, signed by
him, ever came from his lips.
It also developed on cross examina
tion that Judge Archbald paid Williams
fare from Scranton to Washington that
the latter might respond to the sub
pena from the judiciary committee to
appear before it.
Another Transaction
The committee today started to learn
of an alleged transaction between
lames R. Dainty, Judge Archbald and
the Lehigh Valley railroad- It in
volved the Eberhart coal property.
Williams was asked if he and Dainty
did not regard Judge Archbald as the
real negotiator for the lease of the
Eberhart property by the Lehigh Val
"I thought Judge Archbald might be
able to swing it," replied Williams. "I
thought he could try it, anyhow."
What part did the judge have in
| transaction?"
Nothing except to ask the Lehigh
>y if they would pay the price
• 1 for the lease."
"Ia it not a fact that the Lehigh Val
ley road, after Judge Archbald came
into the matter, was willing to pay
more fo** the lease than they were be
"Never Heard Any More"
"I don't know. I never heard any
more about it."
"Was Judge Archbald to receive any
portion of the profits from the probable
sale of this coal land?"
"I don't know."
Chairman Clayton then read a pho
tographic copy of a letter which intro
duced Williams to Darling.
Why did you get a letter from Judge
Archbald in that instance?" asked the
i -hair-man.
'*] thought it might help me get the
■Was the judge to have an interest
in that o'*0'*
"Did you know tbe judge knew
"Uli. ypp, Darling tried many <---sf-s
before Judge Archbald. He tried rases
before him when Mr. Archbald was
county judge."
The witness said he asked for the
letter to Darling and that the jurist had
no other merest in the matter. Noth
ing came of the transaction.
"Why did you not offer .Judge Arch
bald an interest in this deal as you
did in the cases?'" asked Representa
tive Norris of Nebraska.
•f did not know yet whether I could
get the property."
"Wen, when you sought the culm
from the Erie railroad didn't you give
the judge a half interest before you
got the option?"
• No. not until after I got the option."
"Did you intend to gtve the judge an
interest in the Darling property if you
got it?"
"That property did not belong to any
corporation, hut I did intend to give
the judge an interest in it if I got it." I
Gentleman of the
South, Sah, Would
Don Woman's Garb
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
ATLANTA, Ga., May 10.—From
a prominent south Georgian,
Comptroller General William A.
Wright has just received a let
ter expressing a desire to wear
woman's attire and asking per
mission to do so.
"I have much the appearance
of a woman, and when dressed
as such and wearing long hair, I
look a perfect figure of a female,
and would not be noticed as be
ing a man. I wish to adopt
this attire because it Is more
suitable for me than male at
tire." j.
"It is the (tfpfeerest letter I
ever received." said General
Wright. He withholds the name
out of deference to the man's
family. ,
B. Chandler Howard,
Former Steamship
President, Is Dead
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA BARBARA, May 10.— Stricken
with apoplexy. B. Chandler Howard,
former president of the Pacific Mail
Steamship company, died here tonight.
He is survived by his wife, who was
at his bedside, and two daughters, who
live in Yokohama. The remains will
be taken to San Mateo for burial. How
ard was 64 years old and wealthy. He
had lived for years in San Mateo, be
ing prominent socially In that place.
Leopold A. Lewis Failed to Get
Fresh Start
Despondent because he had failed in
business in the east, Leopold A. Lewis, a
clothing merchant of Dorchester, Mass.,
rented a room at 1116 Buchanan street
early yesterday morning and attempted
to take his life by turning on the gas.
According to a letter addressed to the
coroner by Lewis, his business partner,
a man by the name of Adler, swindled
him out of his money.
, Lewis has been in San Francisco for
several weeks. He says that he at
tempted to gain a new start here, but
could find no work, and decided to kill
himself while he had funds for a decent
He was revived* at the central emer
gency hospital.
Then Scolded Girl Attempts to
Poison Herself
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. May 10.—"Get a black
dress, mother dear; you'll want to wear
it." Mrs. Ritter smiled and went on
with her scrubbing in the little flat
in East 116 th street. She had just
scolded Mary, her 13 year old daughter.
for loitering on the way home from
school. Mary took her bottle of
cleaning fluid, drank most of It's con
tents, and fell at her mother's feet.
The girl's life was in doubt for six
hours while a doctor and nurse forced
olive oil and milk down her throat,
ultimately reviving her.
And the Queen Will Watch the
Files at Aldershot
LONDON, May 10. — After a week
spent as commander in chief of the
royai fleet in Weymouth bay. King
George will go to Aldershot Tuesday to
supervise the army in training.
The queen will remain with her royal
husband while he is taking part in the
evolutions of his. soldiers.
Her majesty will devote most of hpr
time to visiting the garrison school and
soldiers* institution and inspecting the
hospitals. She also will get In touch
with the women in the married quar
ters of the enlisted men.
Supreme Court Reverses Deci
sion Freeing F. E. Brandt
NEW YORK, May 10.—Koike E.
Brandt, formerly valet to Mortimer „.
Schiff. who was released from Danne
mnra prison on a habeas corpus de
cision of Justice Girard in the supreme
court, is again in the tombs and may
be returned to prison to serve out the
30 years to which he was sentenced
five years ago. In a decision late today
the appellate division of the supreme
court reversed the decision of Justice
Girard liberating the prisoner.
Heiress Is More Interested in
School Than Bequest
NEW YORK, May 10.—Although she
has just received a check for $1,890,000
bequeathed to her by the late John S.
Kennedy, the New York banker, Miss
Charlotte S. Baker has no intention of
giving up her position as teacher here
In a school for girls. "I am interested
in the school and there is no reason
on earth for changing my mode of life,"
she says.
THE San Francisco CALL
Slayer Flees Bungalow, but
Leaves Finger Prints as
Clews for Police
Suitcase and Emblems Only
Means of Identifying the
Murderer and Victim
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
CHICAGO, May 10,—In finger prints
found on the floor and walls the police
believe they have found a clew to the
slayer of a pretty Chicago girl, as yet
unidentified, whose body, mutilated and
burned, was found in a deserted bunga
low at 4165 Arlington street, Los An
Details of the tragedy which reached
Chicago late today gave new impetus
to attempts to establish* the identity of
the young woman, who wore an emblem
of the Children of Mary sodality she
obtained in Chicago.
The young woman was lured to the
bungalow and her skull crushed by a
terrific blow. An attempt then was
made to burn the body. Her clothing
was burned off from her feet to her
Jewels Left in Handbag
Robbery as the motive for the crime
was eliminated. Some jewelry and
money were found in a handbag. Frank
Martin, who lives in the house adjoin
ing the one where the body was found,
said be saw a man and a woman spend
several hours on the porch of the house
last week. He said be saw them enter
the house in the evening. The man also
is said to have told Martin he was
waiting for his- wife.
The autopsy on the body, completed
late today, showed that the woman was.
slain, either Tuesday night or Wednes
day morning, and that the clothing had
been set on fire before the young
woman died. It was also shown that
death was caused by a blow on the
hea-d from a bottle, although her ribs
were also broken.
Clew to Man in Case
- Another important clew was devel
oped by the discovery of an abandoned
suit case at Monteviata station, not far
from the scene of the crime. The case
was filled with a man's clothing and
had a note on the handle, reading:
"Finder may have this, as I am go
ing straight to eternity."
The note was signed: "Thomas C<
The police have this description of
the man who is said to have left the
suit case and who is also said to have
Continued on Pnire 10, Column 3
Actress Acts When She Finds
Her Husband's Office Girl
Kissing Him
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. May lO.—Mrs.
Bessie Burrows, an actress who ap
peared at the Ua Salle theater- in Chi
cago last season, horsewhipped her
husband.-* offl< c girl here today when
she found the blonde head leaning over
the painless dentist's shoulder.
"She was kissing him. - ' Mrs. Burrows
said afterward. "I had intended wait
ing until there was a roomful of pa
tients, hut I happened in at the oppor
tune time."
Mrs. Burrow*- lashed the girl. Pearl
Goodwin of Rich Hill, Mo., over the
face, next over the bare rreck and then
across the face, more than 20 times.
"She was a blonde, but I left her a
brunette,'' the wife said.
The dentigt, George R. Burrows, has
not be»n living with his wife for sev
eral months.
"I'm going to whip her every time I
meet her. I don't want a divorce," the
wife said.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MINNEAPOLIS, May 10.— Rev. T. J.
Dow, former pastor of the Grand ave
nue Christian church here, is being
sUad in the district court for $25,000 by
Dr. Fred Woodard, who says the pastor
stole his wife's affections.
l>bctor Woodard is blind. According
to his story, when blindness came upon
him he called on Dow for spirltual.cora
fort and advice. He says the pastor
proceeded both to comfort him and
make love to his wife and he heard
the pastor and his wife plan to elope.
Entitle Mosse, an invalid boarder in
the doctor's home, testified that the pas
tor would kiss the doctor's wife and
called her "dearie."
Head of Pasteur Institute Dis
covers Means of Insur
ing Immunity
Men Inoculated With Bacilli
Prove the Value of New
[Spec/a/ Cable to The „'«ili]
PARIS, May 10.—Profeasor Metchnl
koff, famous head of the Pasteur insti
tute, in an interview with The Call
correspondent, confirmed the announce
ment of a discovery at the institute of
a vaccine that prevents typhoid fever.
The first statement of this important
discovery was made ay Metchnikoff this
week in a communlc*|tion to the Acad
emy of Sciences. In his laboratory at
the Pasteur institute Metchnikoff said:
"It is true ..we have discovered a
method of vaccinating against typhoid
fever which has given satisfactory re
sults. The method is simple, requiring
but little time for troops in the field
or for others who are unable to take
the ordinary precautions against ty
Value of Method
"This method, whose value we have
demonstrated scientifically, should be
of excellent service. It won't do to ;
speak of this as something revolution- I
ary. it is not a cure of typhoid. It Is
merely a preventive of typhoid, al
ready preventable, by following the
well known rules regarding boiling of
water, etc."
Although Metchnikoff. with custom- j
ary reticence, refuses to consider the'
new discovery as revolutionary it must
be regarded so if the claims made for
it are established by -wider experiment.
The vaccine was first used on chim
panzees because they, like men, are
subject to typhoid. It was discovered
that this vaccine made chimpanzees im
mune. It was then delermined to try
some dangerous experiments on a hu-
man being.
Two Men Volunte*&cd
Two men connected #!th the Pasteur
institute volunteered. At the first vac
cination .">00,000,000 typhoid bacilli were
introduced into the organism of each
volunteer. There was little reaction.
Ten days later they were innoculated
again with nearly three times as many
microbes. No 111 effects were observed.
The tests showed that they had be
come immune by vaccination to typhoid,
even to tire virulent "oberth bacilli."
Since theti experiments have been'tried
on 44 other persons, all with success.
Through Ogden Mills' Efforts
Hospital Will Be Established
[Spccifli Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, May 10.—Thanks to
Ogden Mills, son of the California pio
neer, the poor horse of the common
working -lass and the stray cat and dog
without a show record or pedigree will
have a hospital all to themselves, doc
tors, nurses, ambulances and animal
physicians of the finest. The New York
Women's League for Animals proposed
this hospital. Mills gave a generous
subscription hiwiself and then inter
ested other men of wealth.
The aociety dogs, cats, horses, par
rots and canaries of Manhattan have
several fine hospitals. This new hos
pital will be a hospital for the poor of
the animal world*.
Many society women are collecting
for the building and maintenance fund,
reporting to Mrs. James Speyer. the
president of the league, and Mrs.-Fred
erick W. Vanderbilt. vice president.
WASHINGTON, May 10.—Panama is
preparing for its approaching presiden
tial election by negotiating with the
United States for the purchase of a
supply of arms and ammunition.
Doctor Arias, the minister from Pan
ama, has asked the war department to
sell his country 500 of the Krag-Jor
gensen rifles discarded several years
ago by the regular army and 500,000
It was explained at the legation that
the police in guard at the polls may be
called upon to use weapons more ef
fective than the antiquated firing
pieces with which they are equipped.
The election Is scheduled, for the first
Sunday In July.
for Stray Beasts
Mrs. F. Augustus Heinze, who didn't care much when she dropped jewel
case and brilliant gems rolled out to dazzle immigrants.
While Copper Magnate's Wife Signs Customs
Slips Baby Scrambles for Diamonds
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, May 10. —The jewel tents disgorged by the collapsed casket.
case fell to the customs pier with a "Did you get them all, daughter?"
bang and pearls and diamonds of all she queried as she finished. "I think
kinds rolled about. There were immi- so, mamma."
grants around who bad never seen so Mrs. F. Augustus Heinze returned
much real jewelry in their lives be- today from Europe with her daugh-
"I'll take care of them, mother,"
piped little Catherine Henderson
Heinze, 6 year old daughter of the cop-
per king. "Hi. look there! Don't you
tramp on mamma's jewels. There's
$100,000 worth of them."
There was. and Mrs. Heinze went on
signing customs. slips while the baby
looked after the recovery of the con
Glenn H. Martin Makes Round
Trip to Catalina, 68 Miles,
in Record Time
NEWPORT BEACH, May 10.—Glenn
H. Martin, the Santa Ana aviator, made
the longest cross water flight in the
history of aviation on the Pacific coast
today, when he flew in his new hydro
aeroplane from Balboa on the main
land across the San Pedro channel to
Catalina island and back again, alight
ing on exactly the spot from which he
started. As a result, Martin claims the
world's record for channel flight.**, hav
ing covered a distance of 68 miles in
making the round trip.
Martin made the trip to Catalina,
landing on the beach at Avalon, in 37
minutes. Then, after taking aboard a
sack of mail, Martin left Avalon at 5:17
o'clock and headed for San Pedro. He
landed at Balboa at 6:08 o'clock.
Before Martin left Catalina a purse
containing about $100 was presented to
Aviator Martin covered a distance of
68 miles in making the round trip.
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
After attaining speed at the rate of 55
miles an hour over the measured course
of a mile of the Ventnor Yacht club,
the Crusader 111, a 26 foot hydromotor
boat, nearly drowned Its crew of two
at sundown tonight. The bronze pro
peller, which had been making 1,650
revolutions' a minute, could not stand
the strain and smashed soon after the
boat crossed the finish line.
The immense volume of water sprayed
by the speed of the craft shot high in
the air and descended on Adolph Apel,
the builder, who was at the wheel, and
General Jenkins, who was at the
The torrent of water temporarily
blinded the pair and for an instant they
I lost control of the craft.
ter, Catherine. She left her husband
attending to business matters in Ant
werp. The European trip did not cost
the Heinze family a cent.
"ln Madeira," said Mrs-. Heinze, "some
of our party suggested that we should
go to the Casino and try the wheel. I
put a little coin on and won. I left
the winnings on and won again. It
paid our way around."
Richard Harding Davis Is Com*
pletely Surprised by Action
of Mrs. Davis
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. May 10.—It became
known today that Mrs. Cecil Clark
Davis had withdrawn her suit for di
vorce from Richard Harding Davis,
journalist, author and playwright. To
many it will be news that Mrs. Davis
ever sued, although they have been liv
ing apart for some time. Counsel for
Mrs. Davis, submitted to Justice Guy
in the supreme court an affidavit that
Mrs. Davis had directed that the suit
be withdrawn. Justice Guy signed an
order for discontinuance after read
ing it.
'Did you know that your wife's suit
had been withdrawn?" Davis was asked.
"This is the first I have heard of it,"
he replied. "It is a complete surprise
to me."
"Does this mean that there will be
a reconciliation?"
"I know nothing of a reconciliation,"
he said.
"I do not care to say anything fur
The woman arrested Wednesday for
attempting to force her way into the
office of Rudolph Spreckels that she
might tell him a new way to earn
$1,000,000 by speculating in the stock
exchange, told the authorities at the
detention home last night that she was
Mrs. Terrah Thinsley of London.
That a romance might be connected
with the case is suggested by the fact
that she left a note addressed to Dr.
Warren Taylor of Santa Barbara, and
that during the last few days deliver
ies of wedding finery have been made
at her apartment at 72"! Franklin
The woman is said to have wealthy
YESTERDAY — Highest temperature, 56;
lowest Thursday night, 48.
fog in morning and at night; light southwest
wind, changing to brisk west.
For Details of the Weather See Page 18 Jj
United States Judge at Seattle
Cancels Leonard Oleson's
Citizenship Papers
I. W. W. Agitator Urged De
privation of Property With
out Due Process of Law
SEATTLE, May 10—United States
District Judge Cornelias H. Han
ford today ordered the cancella
tion of the citizenship papers of
Leonard Oieson. a socialist agitator, on
the ground that he committed a frand
when he swore that he was attached to
tbe principles of the constitution of the
United States. This is said to be the
first case on record -where n man ha*
been deprived of citizenship because
of alleged seditious utterances.
Oieson was given his certificate ot
citizenship by the Pierce county su
perior court January 10, 1910. He was
alleged to have taken an active part ie
the recent Industrial Workers of the
World disturbances in the northwest,
and last week the United States dis
trict attorney began proceedings be
fore Judge Hanford at Tacoma to re
voke Oleson's citizenship.
Government Abrogated
In his decision Judge Hanford said:
"He (Oieson) claimed to have a
clear understanding of the constitu
tion of the United States and knew
that by one of its articles deprivation
of life, liberty or property without due
process of law is forbidden, and yet
the evidence introduced in his behalf
proved that the party with which be
is affiliated has for its main object the
complete elimination of property
rights in this country.
"He expressed himself as being will
ing for people to retain their money,
but insisted that all the land, build
ings and industrial institutions should
become the common property of all
the people, which object is to be ob
tained, according to his belief, by use
of the ballot, and when that object
shall have been attained the political
government of the country will be en
tirely ahrogated, because there will be
no use for it.
Is Dangerous Heresy
"And he further admitted that his
beliefs on these subjects were enter
tained by him at and previous to the
date of the proceedings in the superior
court admitting him to become a citi
zen of the United States.
"The notion that citizens of this coun
try may absolve themselves from al
legiance to the constitution of the
United States, otherwise than by ex
patriation, is a dangerous heresy. Tii»
nation generously and cordially admit?
to its citizenship aliens having the
qualifications prescribed by law, but
recognizing the principles of natural
law, called the law of self-preservation.
"It restricts the privilege of becom
ing naturalized to those whose senti
ments are compatible with genuine al
legiance to the existing government as
defined by the oath which they are re
quired to take. Those who believe in
and propagate crude theories hostile
to the constitution are barred.
"The evidence in this case does not
have to be analyzed to determine his
attitude. He has no recognizance for
the constitution of the United States,
no intention to support and defend it
against its enemies and he is not well
disposed toward the peace and tran
quillity of the people. His propaganda
is to create turmoil and to end in
Socialists Roast I. W. W.s
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 10.—After
arranging details for the national con
vention that will begin here Sunday
, ia a
Pacific Heights Residence
Vicinity Pueiflc ay. and Pierce, con
taining large liTlng; room, dining room,
recepttou ball, billiard room, 4 large bed
rooms; servant's room and bath extra.
Lot 40x125.
Grand marine view.
Stockton Street
Bet. California and PiDe Street*
Grand marine Tie*** apartment boose
•ite. rractically a three frontage lot,
overlooking beautiful grounds of Metro
politan Insurance Company; lot 65x88:9,
with 7'a feet addition easement for light
on south side of lot.
345 Montgomery St.

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