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Number of Sports Items in Yesterday's
CALL Chronicle 62
1 O 3 Examiner 63
Both Quantity and Quality in The Call.
Grand Jury Will Investigate Charge of Police Graft
Two Men Shot Dead in Raw
lins, Wyoming, and One
Severely Wounded
Townspeople Barricade Their
Homes and Ask Governor
to Send Militia
RAWLINS. Wyo., Oct. 13.—
Locked inside the walls of the
state penitentiary with hun
dred g of mutinous prisoners,
Eew guards fought desperately to
day to restore order and prevent a
wholesale jail delivery. Camped out-
the walls was- a force of citizen*.
hcavilv armed, ready to drive back the
convicts if they murdered the remain
ing guards and made a rush through
•he gates.
Another battle was fought in the
hills south of Rawlins between a posse
of citizens and from 20 to 40 escaped
prisoners. Two men have been killed
in (J a street! of Rawlins, one is des
perately wounded and two convicts
have been recaptured, following the
ape of from 10 to 30 prisoners this
afternoon. The town is in panic.
Homes Barricaded
Fran tie telegrams were sent to
"arey at Sheridan, implor
ing him to send state troops to pro
tect the citizens. Townspeople are bar
ricaded In their homes tonight, or,
heavily armed, are patrolling the
streets, guarding their homes and the
y uses of those engaged in the man
mt in the hills or the vigils of the
prison walls. A mass meeting Of ter
ror stricken citizens, held at nightfall,
sent a telegram to Governor Carey
demanding the protection of the state
The outbreak today was the second
within 24 hours. About 3 o'clock yes
terday afternoon 20 prisoners escaped,
and nine were recaptured before 8
o clock. At 2:".0 this afternoon a party
of desperate life termers overpowered
the cell house keeper, took his keys
and released their comrades from their
cells. Every prisoner willing to risk a
battle with the guards made a rush
for the gates.
Barber Shot Down
A moment later the citizens of the
town heard a fusillade of shots Inside
the walls. A bedlam of shouts and
yells echoed from the prison. A few
Is later more than a dozen men
dashed down the main street, armed
with guns and knives. Holding the few
citizens in the street at bay with re
volvers, they charged into a livery
barn, holding up the proprietor, hastily
throwing saddles and bridles on the
horses. A huge negro with a revolver
was left as guard on the outside.
• 'harres Stressner. a barber, had heard
the commotion and came down the
street with a shotgun. The negro shot
nim through the head, killing him in
At the sound of the shot the cen
ts swarmed from the barn, some
with stolen horses and some afoot. One
of the felons wantonly stabbed the pro-
A tietor in the face, severely wounding
m. and a few seconds later paid for
the deed with his life. Hugh Rogner.
a deputy sheriff, shot him twice, kill
ing him almost instantly.
Dash for Hills
Leaving their dying comrades, the
cunvic*r made a dash for the rocky
hills sojufe of town. A party of peni
tentiary guards followed in close pur
suit, and before the bewildered citizens
had h<i<! tiiue to form a posse, pursuers
and fugitives had disappeared among
the hill*.
"n a -short time posses had been
formed, and one of the most desperate
man huuls in the history of the west
was on in earnest. The convicts scat
tered into small groups, all striving to
escape in tn« almost impassable stretch
of rocky country between here and the
Colorado line. Until nightfall, a run
ning battle was kept up. and at a late
hour tonight occasional volleys of shots
in the distance told of the progress of
the man hunt.
Just before nightfall six convicts
were located in a canyon about a mile
south of Rawlins. Twenty deputies,
each armed with two revolvers and a
repeating rifle, were sent out to capture
or kill them. The deputies reached the
P>ot and found the convicts barricaded,
Jeady for battle. Deciding that an at
tack in the dark was too dangerous,
the officers surrounded the desperadoes'
Continued on rage 10, Column 3
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'Fraud, Corruption, Perjury'
U. S. Senator John D. Works. |
Ranch Held Against
Sheriff Scene of
Divorce Jubilation
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13.—Mrs. Fannie
Briggs Carr, famed for her amazing
domestic infelicities, gave a unique
party today. At her replevined, gun
held ranch, the "Viznaga," near Glen
dale, she received and feted her friends
in celebration of the first anniversary
of her divorce from Maurice Adrian
King, whose arrest she caused 11 times
within the last three years after hav
ing forgiven him, she alleges, 70 times
seven. From his back porch today King
watched the celebration of his own
dlTerco. F> was not us viud.
Blaze Starts in Boxcar Occupied
by Tramps
[Special Dispaich to The Call]
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 13.—A fire start
ing in a boxcar in which several tramps
were sleeping caused ?20,000 damage to
the new Western Pacific wharf at Front
and P streets at 3 o'clock this morning.
One hundred and five bales of hops
shipped from Wheatland and stored
over Sunday in transit were destroyed
as well as $1,.".00 in beans and $2,000 in
onions and potatoes, owned by local
The fire was so hot that the depart
ment had difficulty in combatting it, and
the steamer Apache was pressed Into
service. The entire overhead portion of
the wharf was destroyed. The produce
loss was covered.
Aged Spouse Unable to Stand
Nagging of Younger Days
[Specia/ Dispatch to The Call]
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., Oct. 13.—
Although they have lived together the
better part of a lifetime, Isaac Jack
son, aged 70, has decided that life is
no longer possible with his wife, who
is only a few months younger.
He asks the courts that the marital
tie be dissolved, alleging cruel and
unusual treatment.
Jackson says In his younger days he
could stand curtain lectures within
limitations, but as he is getting older
a continuous performance in the line of
nagging is more than he can bear.
Shot Finds a Human Target
Through Train Window
ALAMEDA, Oct. 13.—While riding in
a west bound Southern Pacific train to
the Alameda mole at 9:20 o'clock this
evening Mrs. J. Eckart, 1050 O'Farrell
street, San Francisco, was wounded by a
stray bullet, which broke the car win.
dow and entered the fleshy part of her
neck. The bullet had spent its force,
and Mrs. Iv-kart's strangely inflicted
wound is not considered serious. She
continued across the bay to her home,
refusing to return to Alameda for treat
Babe Escapes Unscathed, but
Several Others Injured
COLFAX, Wash., Oct. 13.—Mrs. J. P.
Vanskike, 55 years old, wife of a
wealthy farmer of Winona, Wash., was
instantly killed, and her daughter, Mrs.
Joseph Wines, also of Winona, and
another daughter, Mrs. James Banta
of Calgary, Canada, ard her three young
children were seriously injured when
an automobile driven by Vanskike
turned turtle today on the road from
Winona to Endtcott. Mrs. Wines' baby
escaped unscathed.
THE San Francisco CALL
Senator Says California
Progressives Stole
Crimes Against Franchise
Emphasized by the
Courts Ruling
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13—United States
Senator John D. Works, who is sup
porting Woodrow Wilson's candidacy
for the presidency in the present cam
paign, issued today a statement In ex
planation of his attitude.
After reciting the fact that before
the primary election he had published
an article condemning as "treacherous
and dishonest" the purpose of Roose
velt supporters in California to use the
machinery of the republican party to
advance the Interests of the third par
ty, for which he was advised by cer
tain progressive leaders to resign from
the senate, the senator reviews subse
quent developments, saying, in part:
It Is admitted on all hands that
under the law of California the
progressives, or new party candi
dates, could not have a place on the
primary ballot. Therefore any can-
didate who was for Roosevelt was
barred by law from running as a
candidate for nomination at the
primaries. The only way that he
could lawfully become a candidate
Was by petition.
The law of California provided
for partisan primary elections. This
is absolutely necessary to preserve
the rights of the respective parties.
. . . In order to secure the
right to vote at the primaries, not
for republicans, but for progres
sives, voters who were in fact pro
gressives and not republicans were
advised by progressive newspapers
to, and presumably did, register as
republicans and vote in the repub
lican booth. The voters who were
for Roosevelt and his new party
movement, or for Roosevelt with
out the new party, and who wore
registered as republicans were
guilty of corrupt practices. Their
registration affidavits were false
and their votes cast in a repub
lican booth were fraudulent and
It would do a progressive no
good to vote in a republican booth
by swearing he was a republican
Continued on I'iigre 2. Column 4
His Relations With Girl Bride
Said to Be Cause of Her
Husband's Death
VANCOUVER. B. C, Oct. 13.—Ernest
Spinard, a young steel worker, died In
the general hospital, after being locked
up in a cell for 18 hours on a charge
of drunkenness. When found his face
had been crushed by a heavy blow
and his skull was fractured. This
happened on September 30, and today
Harold A. McNaughton, prominent in
Vancouver society, and a student of
Toronto university, is out on $20,000
ball, charged with manslaughter. The
trouble is alleged to be the result of
McNaughton's Intimacy with Spinards
girl bride, who is 16 years of age.
Dora Cheater Spinard, who was but
13 years of age last Christmas eve,
when she was married, was brought
back from Seattle Friday night by De
tective McLeod, who traced her to the
Motel Frye. She is held as a material
witness, for the police say she was with
McNauKhton when he struck Spinard.
Picked up by a policeman, Spinard
was taken to the station and entered
consciousness next day and a doctor \
was summoned. The latter ordered
his removal to a hospital, which did
not take place untU the afternoon.
Spinard died without recovering con
sciousness. The girl wife fled to Se
attle after the inquest, when a ver
dict of murder was brought down
against an unknown person.
McNaughton was arrested Friday
night, but the information was with
held until application for bail was made
"He did not fight like a man, he hit
him over the head with an umbrella,**
was the statement made by Dora
Chester Spinard, the girl widow. She
is occupying; a cell in the city jail.
Mrs. Spinard. who wears her hair in
curls, looks more like a child of 10
than of 16.

Woman Lured to Barn at Mid
night; Scars From Struggle
ELMER, N. J.. Oct. 13.—Fred Sim
mons, a farmer near here, Is held by
the Salem county authorities on a
charge preferred by his wife, who al
leges that he attempted to hang her
to a rafter in his barn.
house and Slaughtered With
Their Own Guns
Balkan Forces Also Drive Mus»
sulmans From Shroka Moun- I
tains With Great Loss j
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 13.—A dls-1
patch from Scutari of current date re
ports that the Montenegrin* have
bnrned the Mussulman Tillage of Kra
nla, several children perishing in the
ATHENS, Oct. 13.—The mobilisation
of the Greek army <• proceeding rap
idly. Already 125,000 men are under
arms, with Greeks arriving dally from
abroad. A large contingent already
ha* reached here front America. With
the recruits it is estimated that 470,000
soldiers can be placed In the Held.
LONDON, Oct 14.—A Podgoritza dis
patch says the town of Schlcerllc has
been demolished by the Montenegrins
and that 230 Turks have been taken
prisoners. A blockhouse In Aroraal has
been leveled.
Describing the Capture of Detchitch
mountain, a correspondent at the front
says the final charge of the Montene
grins was so furious-that the retreating
Turks had no time to disable their
guns, and they actually were fired at
with their own guns by the Montene
Reports have reached Cettinje, says a
dispatch from the Montenegrin capital,
that a terrible battle was waged Fri
day evening, the Montenegrins attack
ing the Turks at the foot of Shroka
mountain, forcing them to retire with
a Joss of 500 men. The Montenegrins
took many prisoner*. The casualty list
on the Montenegrin" side is estimated at
100 killed or wounded.
Two Turkish gunboats on Lake Ccu
tari bombarded General Martinovich's
right wing. The conflicting reports
from the Balkan capitals as to whether
the reply to the powers and the note to
Turkey would be delivered Sunday
Continued on Page 2, Column 3
Scores of Arrests Are Expected
Simultaneously Tomorrow
for Flagrant Violations
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13—The govern-
ment will make another master strike
this week for the inviolability of the
United States mails, according to ad
vices received yesterday from Wash
The character of the move is not
known, but it is understood that it
will cover scores of points in the coun
try, Los Angeles included, and that
wholesale arrests will follow, all being
timed to take place at substantially the
same hour next Tuesday.
The alleged violation of law is most
{as the efforts of the government are
concerned, hae almost passed unnoticed.
There are many cities in the United
I States where the mails are employed
to carry on nefarious practices, and a
blow is contemplated that will teach
a salutary lesson for all time.
In several cities indictments have
been found, but It is the understand
ing that no arrests will be made until
Tuesday, when the legal net will be
spread and a number of alleged vio
lators taken.
That the strong arm of the law will
strike in Los Angeles and San Fran
cisco is well known, and there will be
a furor when the move is made. There
will be others interested besides those
taken in custody.
Tooting a Johnson Megaphone
in New York Wilds
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. Oct. 13.—Walter Hoff
Seeley of California is one of the prin
cipal bull moose spellbinders in the
New York sta*e campaign. Seeley Is
scheduled to speak at meetings during
the coming week. Last night, at a
meeting upstate, he hailed Hiram
Johnson as "the Moses of the wonderful
west, who had led his people out of the
wilderness of slavery to the predatory
interest* and the graft rings of state j
and city." I
Turns Deaf Ear to Charge
| Abdulßaha Abbas, teacher of Bahat movement, who turns deaf ear to writ
ten charges of his nephew attacking his fitness for leadership.
Society Women Flock With Many Aliens to
Hear the Persian's Teachings
*j the Babai movement, who has been made the object of a bitter attack
by his nephew, Shua Ullah Behai, likewise a leader in the new belief,
disdained yesterday even to consider the written charges that his nephew
brought against him. They are un
worthy, he said, of the slightest con
sideration. He would answer no
questions, but, through his interpreter,
Farced, the venerable teacher ex
plained briefly his attitude toward
such allegations, and at the same time
disclaimed all spiritual relationship
with his brother, Mohamed AH, and
the nephew who made the accusa
Husband Accuses Barber, but
Police Fail to Trace the
Wouldbe Assassin
With tiiree bullet holes through both
cheeks and her right arm splintered by
a fourth bullet from a 32 caliber revol
ver, Mrs. Emily Pletz, living at BTO Oak
street, is in St. Mary"s hospital, prob
ably fatally wounded. The police are
searching for Manual Urates, a barber,
who, according to the woman"s hus
band, F. W. Plotz, did the shooting
shortly before 8 o'clock last night in
a court outside her apartments.
Mrs. Pletz had stepped from h«r
kitchen to place a milk bottle in the
refrigerator in tbe little court a few
minutes after dinner. Just as she closed
the door persons In the house heard
four shots in rapid succession.
Mrs. Pletz screamed once and started
to totter toward her door when her
husband and several neighbors ran to
her assistance. A doctor was sum
moned, who called the St. Mary's am
bulance and the Injured woman was
hurried to the operating table, where
physicians worked over her during the
greater part of last night.
Bullet Severs Tongue
She was unable to tell the particu
lars of tbe shooting, as the bullets had
severed her tongue.
Corporal John Farrell with a detail
of police arrived on the scene ten min
utes after the shooting. Acting on a
description of the man furnished by
Pletz the police scoured the neighbor
hood without finding a trace of the
murderous assailant, who left his hat
in the court in his haste to escape.
Pletz did not witness the shooting,
but he said he was confident Frates
was th? wouldbe assassin. He said
that Frates attempted to shoot his wife
about two weeks ago in Oakland while
on a Melrose car. Detective Hotchkiss
of the Oakland police arrested. Frates
and took him to the Melrose station.
The case was dismissed because Mrs.
Pletz refused to prosecute him.
Husband in Pursuit
"My wife has known Frates several
years and he has driven her almost
crazy by his attentions," said Pletz,
who is employed by the Torrney Paper
and Paint company. "She met the man
at a dance several years ago in Peta
luma, and since that time he has con
stantly pursued her. I am aura that
Continued ora Fa«c 10. Col*"**" *
The weather
fIyfMJLRDA V — Highest temperature, 78;
Saturday nighU 52.
-.FW£O4Sr FOR TODAY—Cloudy; not
1 so nwm; light north winds, changing to
thodcmte West.
*' . •Tor Details of the Weather See Page 11
"If a man came to you from a
saloon on the corner and asked a
question of you, would you deign to
answer?" he asked, his eyes flashing.
"This matter is beneath notice when
there are so many other things of
necessity that must be done"
He spoke quickly, in a modulated
voice full of deep tones. The inter
preter at his side translated the Per
In the gospel of Christ," he con
tinued, "it is said that the Son of God
was asked why he called his disciples
brothers. He replied that every one
who believed In God was his brother.
So it is with me. Every one is my
brother or sister or nephew or cousin
who believes In international peace and
the unification of religions on the
To Unify Churches
"We have not come to establish a
new religion. It is not a new religion
We seek no converts from other
churches, but we do seek to unify all
churches of all creeds and all denom
His temporary home at 1815 Califor
nia street, which is the beautiful F. W.
Dohrman residence, gave evidence yes
terday of the success of his appeal.
It was .thronged all day with visitors,
not converts, but "believers" or
"friends" as they are called, of all
types and nationalities. Several San
Francisco society women were present,
also many who are not In the social
register, while scattered about were
many Hindoos, Japanese, Chinese and
men and women of other races.
Upstairs in a sunny apartment sat
Abdul Baha—"Servant of God"—sur
rounded by roses. He wore a fawn !
colored cloak drawn in at the waist I
with a loose belt, and on his head a j
Spotless white turban. His face is j
seamed and yellow, but full of ex- i
preasion. When a visitor was presented
to him he would smile benignly and !
begin to talk of Bahaism. At the j
close of his discourse he would present
the visitor with a rose.
Many New Followers
Roses to Abdul Baha Abbas are
"Every rose has its thorn" he is fond
Of, saying, "but like the rose we should
learn to live above the thorn."
His followers reverence the aged ;
,—. ' < :
1 Cov*ln<*»<* »« fuwrn X Column • I
Detectives of District Attorney's
Office Get Evidence Which
Indicates Collusion to
Suppress Crime
Scandal Which May Result in
Indictments and the Dis=
missal of Chief White
Is About to Break
WITH an investigation to
night by the police commis
sion, to be followed tomor-;
row night by another before
the grand jury conducted by Max
well MeXutt of the district attorney*
office, it is expected that startling
disclosures relating to alleged graft
ing in the police department will be
brought to light. The protection of
burglars and holdup men by "Kid"'
Sullivan,, former king of the pick
pockets, and Joseph Sullivan, a former,
police commissioner, acting through!
high officials in the San Francisco
police department, are the salient
points of the charges made.
The robbery of thousands of dol
lars' worth of money and jewelry
from George W. ("Red") Kelly, pro
prietor of the Midway, a Harbary
coast resort, on the morning of Oc
tober 1; the arrest of a suspect in the
case who was identified by Kelty and
his wife as one of the rohbers. and
the subsequent return of the stolen
jewelry, and this followed by the in
ability of Kelly and his wife to Iden
tify the suspect, is the summary of the
case as brought to the attention of the
police commission and District Attor-
ney Fickert.
Matters for Grand Jury
Having suspected for a long time
that burglars and highwaymen w*>re
being protected and otherwise aided by
officials in the police department. Dis
trict Attorney Fickert engaged .the;
services of a private detective agency.;
As a result of the report of these in-;
vestigators, and still more on account
of the circumstances of the Kelly rob
bery, the reorganized police commis
sion was informed of existing condi
tions by the district attorney, who la
determined to bring the matter before
the attention of the grand Jury.
At about 3:30 o'clock on the morning
of October 1 Kelly and Mrs. Kelly were
eating in their apartments at 1160 Ellis
street, when two masked and armed
men entered the flat, covered Kelly and
his wife with revolvers and took from
them money and jewelry to the value
of several thousand dollars.
List of Stolen Property
Kelly and his wife and a housekeeper
were just seating themselves in the
kitchen when the robbers entered.
From Kelley the desperadoes obtained a
solitaire ring valued at $700. an Eagle
charm set with diamonds valued at t
$400, a watch and chain worth $170 and
a Jeweled fob worth $125 and several
hundred dollars in money. From Mrs.
Kelly the robbers took four diamond
rings valued at more than $1,200, a dia
mond and sapphire ring worth $500, a
bracelet worth $500, and a watch worth
about $75.
Mrs. Sadie Reagon. the housekeeper,
had a few valuable rings on her fingers,
but these were not taken by the rob
About 48 hours after tbe robbery, ac-
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