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AUDITOR DENIES
FUND WENT TO
'DYNAMITE CREW'
Books Showed Check to
Tveitmoe, but None for
McNamaras, Says
Witness
"COVERING UP" OF
RECORD IS REFUTED
Letters Telling of "Jobs"
Done Explained as Mean
ing Legal Picket Work
Bγ Associated Prrsi
INDIANA POLIS. Dec. s.—Scenes about
the iron workers' national headquar
ters when J. J. McNamara, the secre
tary, was arrested six months after the
Ivtp Angeles Times explosion were de
scribed by Henry W. L,egleitner of Den
ver, a defendant, ut the dynamite" eon- j
epiracy trial today.
Legleitner said he and other members
of th» union's executive board were
in session when the detectives entered.
On instructions trots President Ryan,
he went to guard some vaults to pre
vent detectives from procuring papers
until the unions attorney arrived, but
he denied knowledge that any explo
sives were in the vault?, from Which
nitroglycerin, dynamite and infernal
machines later were taken.
At that time Legftettser ?ai<l he was
p member of the committee appointed
to audit the union-F finances. He
Identified a check for $1,000 paid to
Olaf A. Tvettmoe. San Francisco, In
A'leupt, ]910, two months before the
'.ngeles explosion, but lie denied
passing: on any checks giving McNa
mara $l,nno a month, wbl-'h the gov
ernment chareres was used for a "dyna
miting crew."
nrWIHt "< OVEH II- AUDIT
Showing tbf witness canceled $1,000
f'.pcks marked 'set aside for organiza
tion purposes by order of the executive
board." which L,egleitner said he had
not passed upon, District Attorney
Miller asked:
Did you understand President Ryan
appointed you on that auditing commit
tee as a fake or to cover up things?"
"No," , replied Legleitner.
Logleiine.r was also charged -with
having carried on a passenger train a
nitroglycerin case from Pittsburg to
Indianapolis.
Other witnesses had testified about
en explosion at McKeea Rocks, near
Pfttsburgr, in July, 1910, and L. L. Jewel
had testified that Herbert S, ilockin re
ported a plot to blow up a bridge near
Weaver, Pa., "when a loaded passenger
train was passing , ."
In that connection the government
road a letter written by Legleitner to
McNaraara which, it was alleged, re
lated to proposed explosions near
Pittsburgh The. letter said:
"I have made two trip? to the
Beaver joh and find it too dangerous
a proposition to get to."'
ILEGLEITNER EXPLAI.VS LETTER
testified bje meant he had
visited the job. on which nonunion
men were employed, and he found too
many guards present for him to induce
the nonunion men to quit work. Hβ Se
ttled knowing about any explosions,
nnd asserted he did not learn of the
McKees Rocks explosion until he read
of it in a newspaper.
Murray 1,. Pennell, former president
of a local union at Springfield. TIL. gave
his reasons for writing several letters
which, the government charges, con
cerned plans for explosions. In one
letter he said he requested that Hockin
be Kent to Springfield as a national or
ganizer to help unionize a job, which
later was blown up. Two explosions
on a viaduct in March, 1910,
■with $45,000 damage, but Pennell de
nied knowing who caused it.
BIG SYMPHONY CONCERT
Director Hartley* Splendid Orchestra
Mill Appear at the Cort
The fifth regular concert by the San
Francisco symphony orchestra will he
plven this afternoon at the Cort thea>
trr, and the program arranged by Di
rector Uenry Hadley promises to yield
much enjoyment to music lovers.
BerUos , highly colored "Carnaval
Itomuiu" will be grouped with Haydn's
simple, serene and beautiful symphony
In D, which will bo given in its entirety.
Modern music will close the program.
«c it began il, with a sample of Liszt's
friklll as au orchestral artist. The abbe's
symphonic poem, "Tasso," is the selec
tion from the great virtuoso's works.
A week from today wilj be given the
fifth popular concert, the program of
which will be devoted entirely to the
compositions of Richard Wagner.
SKATES ENOUGH FOR ALL
< oli»e»m Gets Largeet Conelsiunent of
Boilers Ever Shipped West
dan of the largrest consignments of
Kkates ever shipped west arrived at the
t olieeum this week and It will now be
jiossiblo for practically the entire pop
ulation of the city to revel on rollers
on the floor of th« largest skating
pavilion in the world,
The skates were ordered for th*>
opening of the season, but on account
of the pressure oe the eastern manu
facturers from rush of work they were
delayed-
The Coliseum now pniirtii'i an
cquipeaat in keeping with its size
find the managers have been able to
popularize the prices, a Ptep they would
have taken before if the skates had
beeu on hand.
LIFE LOST IN SAVING HAT
Teameter Is Run Over and Killed by
His Wagon
IX) S ANGELES, Dec. s.—ln an effort
I<> recover his hat, Which had fallen
beneath the wagon he> was driving, J.
Conley, a teamster, 30 years old, lost
his life hern today. Conloy trie,] to
(limb off the wagon without stopping
his tram of rauJps. He stepped on the
ningletree urul a lnul* , kicked him to
the ground. He fell In tlio path of a
wheel, which passinjr across hi.s breast
caused alinoet instant death.
VETERAN HAS 23 C HILDRKV
: iA YEN PO FIT, l■., ppr. 6. —] lenry
lusher of Davenport, aged 7;!
and a veteran of the civil war, just
welcomed hfs twenty-third Hiild. It it>
old. Ilia (il.)f-f! is a fen j
■ii yi , ;, _■. AM »re Mving, 11< ;
Las been married four uuics». j
Seniors Will Hold Dance
Musical Treat Planned
Humboldt High School
Pupils to Make
Merry
The senior class of the Humboldt
evening high school will present Its
annual dance tomorrow evening at i
rurketfs hall. An elaborate musical
program has been arranged by the cora- j
mittee in charge. Miss Anna Marschall
will lead the grand march. Miss Hazel
Harvey is in charge of the floor commit
tee, while Harold Faulkner Is a mem
ber of the reception committee.
CONSTRUCTION OF FAIR
MUST BE UNHAMPERED 1
Charter Amendment "So, 2 Is Urged
I'pun Voter* as Essential to Suc
cess of Exposition
Recommending charter amendment
No. 2 as a necessity to the Panama-Pa
cific exposition In order to enable It to
erect the buildings suitable for 1915,
President Moore has issued a statement
urging the passage of this measure.
"Under the proposed amendment,"
says Moore, "the board of supervisors
may pass a building law directing the
manner of erection of the exposition
palace? and other buildings used tem
porarily for exposition purposes.
"It must be apparent to the most
casual observer that to require a Rhen
ish castle, a French chateau, a Swiss
chalet, a Chinese pagoda, a Hawaiian
grass hut or a Zuni Indian adobe to be
built under the requirements of the San
Francisco building law now In force
would lead to absurd results.
"Every one knows that an exposition
must be especially built for temporary
use, and the only purpose of this
mendment is to put into the hands of
the board of supervisors the power to
enact such ordinances as will properly
protect the public and enable the ex
position to be built."
PIONEER WOMAN OF
SAN FRANCISCO DIES
Mr». Anna Herald, Wldoiv of Rudolph
Herold, Pammem Away at the
Age ot 88
Mrs. Anna Herold, one of the last
survivors of the pioneer women in San
Francisco and the mother of Rudolph
Jr., Oscar, Roderick and Hugo Herold,
died in San Francisco yesterday morn
ing at the age of 88.
She was the widow of Rudolph Her
old, whom she married in the early
fifties. He was a prominent musician
of the early days, being the-founder of
the Philharmonic society and the San
Francisco Harmonic. Fie organized the
first musical concerts In the city and
was the active leader of most of the
musical events of note of his time.
Mrs. Herold came to San Francisco In
IST.2 from Baden, Germany. She en
joyed good health up to within a few
days of her death. The funeral will be
held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock
from Grays chapel, Geary and Divisa
dero street. Interment will be private-
DAVID SHARON EXONERATED— nillsborrmgb
Dee. .-..— City Recorder Henry P. Btnri* today
dismissed tbe charge of burglary on which Da
yM Sharon, a member of the San Mateo base
ball team, was tried a few days ago. Sharon
was mistaken It identified by a Japanese serv
ant at the Clement Tobin residence as the
man who burglarized the Tobln borne and bound
Hnd gagged the servant.
Every Man Wears Shoes
—but different men wear •
different kinds of shoes. \^\
Some must have the lat- )^A
est fashion wrinkle, right J? /\
up to the handle, if they're / / N.
comfortable also , so much / rA yv
the better; if not, so much / \\\ \
the worse for the comfort. \. \V\ \ v
Others (and we sort of \A Jk
think most) men insist \\ VA. Jβ
most emphatically on the Hμ
comfort first and last; they wSSs^^lr^
would rather be stylish /vSLm\ m
than not, but for them the WKnTL\ i
shoes MUST BE comfort- WHUj l\
We can suit all—and suit / ■
them with footwear made •— m
as well, priced as reason- £*-*" E3E3
able and from as complete ' M
a stock as will be seen any- V Jm
where in the United States. \^^^^
rt Comfortable and sen
sible—does it look that
wa y to you? Broad,
/*P \ easy toe, broad heels
made to stand the rainy
If* Jr\ weather. In gun metal
1/7 j? \ w^l l eat her lining,
V*l S a double Af* r\g\
£7 jf Jk soles $*XUU
n v^ kid, leather
m l-y lined, hcavv single
f sole $5.50
In tan storm calf,
f double soles, drill lined
$5.00
The flat English models with low To Be Found Only At
heels and custom toes are exceed- Our Shops
IS.Z' , W % °™ . >°<< **.»
shoe manufacturers were using an rranasco for John
these lasts. We now carry them in ston & Murphy, the finest
the popular price goods as well s /i Oes ma< / e f or gentlemen.
In gun metal calf, $4, $5, $6. o , J:, tri L lltor% iar
In patent colt, $4, $5, $6.50. *° L * vjXrlt I
In tan Russia calf (winter stock), KLUL,, the shoe
$*>♦ #6.50. of absolute comfort.
The beat and momt elegant finxortment of
M-IPPKRS FOR THE WHOLE KAMIIA*
A new HOLIDAY CATALOG o* JiMt Slippers eomre from the
prtnter today—«fnd f«r a oopy.
31011 Ordertt eiven expert care
§ommcr& lloufmaim
836 to 840 ES=r> HO to I2S
Market St. istores \ Grant Aye.
near Stockton /" I near Oeary
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1912.
Miss Anna Marshall.
CARELESSNESS SHOWN IN
FEDERAL SUBTREASURY
Many People Came and
Went in Cage of Teller
Handling Millions
CHICAGO, "Dec s—Testimony that j
numerous persons were permitted to
enter the cage of the assorting teller
of the United States subtreaeury,
where millions of dollars were kept at
Chicago pfior to the disappearance of
$173,000, was given today |n defense of
George W. Fitzgerald, on trial for al
leged embezzlement of the funds.
Frank J. Walsh, clerk of the criminal
court, formerly employed as a vault
clerk in the subtreasury, said it was
a common thing for other tellers to
come into Fitzgerald's cage on busi
ness. He said that the doors leading
to the teller's cage had locks, but that
it was Impossible to get a key into
them because they were covered with
paint.
Walsh testified that on the day the
shortage was discovered he entered
Fitzgerald's cage to pay him $65,000.
"I had borrowed the money to make
change, which was a regular practice
among the office employes," said Walsh.
"When we got money at that time
there were no receipts given. Fitzger
a4d merely checked off the money and
made a memorandum. Sometimes he
took our word for the amounts."
The witness asserted that on several
occasions Arthur Boal, assistant to the
cashier, entered Fitzgerald's cage. "On
some occasions I saw him put his fin
gers through the mesh and spring the
lock," said Walsh. "He did it as a
joke."
PLANS OF NEW PIER 39
SUBMITTED TO BOARD
Harbor rotnmlMSloneri* Award Contract
for Widening Sixteenth Street
Wharf at.Cost of *e,73U
Assistant state Engineer Jerome
Newman yesterday submitted to the
harbor commissioners plans for pro
posed pier 35H It will be of concrete
construction' and 140 feet wide. It
will be 870 feet long on one side and
970 feet on the other. It is the inten
tion to use it as an open wharf, but
the foundations will be such that a
double t deck can be built thereon in
case it should be so desired.
N. H. Hickman submitted the lowest
bid for a year's supply of lumber and
the contract will be awarded to him
later.
;■;;; The; contract tor* "wideningI Sixteenth
street wharf ' was awarded to the
Healy-Tibbitta Construction company,
the bid of which was $6,732. •
Engineer Newman ' reported -that
Unionj street ■ wharf is now 62 per cent
completed. ■ # '
A DANGEROUS WEAPON
Below we print a map which shows at a glance how easy it would be for the
Anti-Saloon League and those who are advocating Charter Amendment No. 27 to
dry up the leading business sections of San Francisco by tacking them on to resi
dence sections.
It must be remembered that nowhere in the amendment is there any mention of
"residence districts/ , nor is there any limit to the size of the districts.
They must embrace not less than fifty blocks, but they may include one hundred,
two hundred or one thousand blocks so long as no established election precinct is
divided and the territory is contiguous.
This is the real joker of the amendment, and, if adopted, it would lead to all sorts
of abuses.
A purely residence district might very -well exclude saloons from its midst, but
fairness demands that it should not be possible to tack on a long tail that would in
clude remote business, hotel and cafe districts that have no possible influence upon
home surroundings.
romr w/vjrmco scorT
Look at the black territory on this map and see for yourself how a residence
district extending from the Cliff House to the Fairmont Hotel could easily be tacked
on to the Exposition site, Powell Street, and Market Street as far down as the Ferry.
It would mean that if this elastic "local option district ,, voted out the saloon,
every hotel, restaurant, cafe and club within its boundaries would also lose its license,
for Section 3, Chapter 111, Article VIII of San Francisco's charter, mentioned in
Amendment 27, refers to the granting of "permits to any person desiring to engage in
the sale of liquor in quantity less than one quart ,, and the granting of permits "to
any person engaged in the business of selling liquor to be drunk on the premises. ,.
No one wants to ruin our splendid hotels, cafes and clubs that are famous the
world over.
No one wants to prevent them from serving California wines with bona fide meals.
And yet that is what will be accomplished if the voters of San Francisco do not
reject this measure on December 1 Oth.
VOTE "NO" ON AMENDMENT No. 27
WHICH APPEARS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SECOND COLUMN OF THE BALLOT SHEET
How to Vote Against Making San Francisco Dry Disapproved by the
f " ARTFR a **» i " ik " ™- Chamber of Commerce
Adding a new chapier io Am- YES Civic League of Improvement Cubs
dc XI designated as Chapter n m ■ n ir t i n j
vi, relating to local option for San Francisco Real Estate Board
";; ( pS ,o lhe . no xas Missjon Promotlon Assocjation
Cross
Here San Francisco Labor Council
IMPRISONED BOYS
BURNED TO DEATH
PRICE, Utah, Dec. s.—Confined by
the bars of e the city jail and unable to
attract help by cries, Mllburn and
Clarence Allred, aged 16 and IS years,
were bnrned to death last night. When
the bodies were found this morning
the fire had turned out. The boys were
sons of a freighter, who drove in from
Vernal. They had been drlnkingf and
Marshal Bryner locked them up for the
night. There was a stove in the jail
and it Is supposed that the lads ipr
nitPd their bedding while lighting
cigarettes.
• .'-»;. Orovllle Orange_" and f Olive :i Show ;llV-:
Visit Oroville's big exposition, De
| cember : 3 £ to 7. and see where Call-
I fornla's earliest ; * oranges 4 and * 3 finest
olives grow. San Francisco day, Satur
day, December 7. Special rates on , all
: rai lroads.—Advt. % t
NEW CITIZEN IS
MIXED ON NAMES
"Who is the president of the United
States?" was the first question asked
by Judge J. J. Van Nostrand yesterday
In the examination of A. Ghiringheli
of S6B Vallejo street, who sought to
become an American citizen.
"Hiram T. R. Taft," replied the can
didate, his complacency changing to
wonderment as the assembled wouldbe
citizens laughed.
Judge Van Nostrand repeated the
query and received the same answer.
"Who Is governor of California?"
asked the court.
She witness did not know,
ut the questions had started a men
tal ferment and suddenly he woke up.
"I know who's president; William
Howard Taft." he exclaimed and ad
ded confidently. "I know Howard
street's named after him."
PORCH CLIMBER WORKS
WHILE FAMILY DINES
Ranaack* Upper Story of H<ra»« ■Bβ
(nrriri Away Jewelry Valued
at $300 .
While the family was downstairs at
dinner Wednesday night a porch
climber entered the home of Mrs. Ju
lius Wise. 2463 Jarkson street, and
stole jewelry worth $200. The bur
glar evidently was scared away before
he completed ransacking the house be
cause various valuables were found on
the floor.
The same burglar evidently visited
the home of A. J. Cafereta. 2520 fclay
street, and escaped with jeweiry worth
J 50.
The following burglaries and room
thefts were reported to the police yes
terday: Miss U Goldsmith. 1363 Green
wich street, valuable diamond ring sto
len; W. D. Knights, tannery at Army
and Kansas streets, vest containing:
watch and $6 stolen; H. Poulous, 11
Ritch street. $6 from till; L*uis Anlx
ter. 1419 Divisadero street, $200 bur
glary.

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