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PART TWO
VOLUME OXIIL—NO. 6(>.
BENEFACTRESS
HURT BY PORTER,
WHO KILLS SELF
Insane Worker Locks Pri
vate Office Doors and Tries
to Slay Dr. Madeline
E.Johns
PHYSICIAN MAKES
BATTLE FOR LIFE
Hurls Medical Instruments
at Madman While Screams
Fill Busy Streets
Driven insane by the loss of his
position and believing that his bene
factress was the cause of his discharge.
Herman H. Gutschick, a porter, locked
himself in the private office of Dr.
Madeline K. Johns, a woman physician,
r>n the fifth floor of the Head building,
Post street and Grant avenue, yester
day afternoon, and after slashing the
doctor's throat with a razor cut his
own.
Gutschick died on the operating table
at the harbor emergency hospital.
Doctor Johns lies at the point of death
Ht the St. Francis hospital.
A terrific struggle between the man
ami the physician occurred before
Gutschick wounded her. The shrill
screams of Doctor Johns aroused other
tenants in the building and caused
many shoppers in the busy retail dis
trict fice stories below to rush to the
scene.
On entering Doctor Johns' suite,
Gutschick waited "until several patients
departed and then bursting into the
physician's private office he rushed at
vith an open razor. He did not
speak, but with the strength of a mad
man grasped the woman l«y the wrist
and made a lunge at her bare neck
with the blade. Miss Johns, though
small of stature, wrenched herself
loose and ran around a table, with
Gutschick ctoee at her heels.
STOPS TO I.Ot X DOOR
While she screamed for help she
hurled surgical instruments at the
head of the demented porter. Only
once did the man stop and that was
when he locked the doors and placed
the keys in his pockets. Then, making;
another rush, he upset the table and
cornered Doctor Johns by her desk.
Though the plucky woman was
struggling in his arms, Gutschick suc
ceeded in gashing her throat. During
the tight the man also cut the physi
cian's hands, face and scalp with the
razor. Then, while rescuers, were en
deavoring t<> force the outer door, j
Gutschick stepped back from the
woman and cut his own throat.
Patrolman Crofton. detailed for traf
fic duty at Poet street and Grant ave
nue, who tirst on the scene.
climhed over the transom. When he
got into th* 1 offi<e the porter wan lying
on the floor, but Doctor Johns was
leaning against her dosk. As soon as
iie opened the door Miss Johns rushed
from the room and across the hall to
the office of Dr. C. A. Dozier, another
physician. Here she was given treat
ment until the ambulance from the St.
Francis hospital arrived.
Gutschick was unconscious and was
immediately removed to the harbor
hospita I.
rding to other physicians in the
Head building. Doctor Johns had been
;i kind friend of the porter. She had
procured for him a position in the
Pbelan building as a janitor, but later
advised him to depart for a better pay
ins position as porter at the Head
building. Doctor Johns, according to
her friends, gave medical attendance to
Gutschick'fl wife without charge, owing
to the man's poverty. Several months
• • lent him money to pay a bill.
List month Griltechicfc requested more
money, but Doctor Johns refined. He
then threatened her. To get rid of liim
she referred him to a loan broker.
Here it is said he borrowed %22. When
the date for the payment came due lie
was unable to pay and bis were
attached by the loan "sharks." His
employers objected aad h< , was dis
charger) the Bret of the month. It is
believed this preyed on his mind and
caused liis act.
DQCTOH JOHN* I. OF C (iHAI)I \TK
Gutechick. who was the tether of
several small children, had been living
at 226 Twenty-seventh avenue, Rich
mond District, and was \7> years old.
Previous to having worked as a porter
ho was employed as a stevedore.
Doctor Johns is 40 years old and was
graduated from the University of Cali
fornia in 1 -:<-'. Sne lias been engaged
in medical practice in this cltj since
that time and is w. 11 known in the
medical profession of San Francisco*
Doctor Johns lives at 650 Jones street.
DEDICATION OF MAINE
FACING SET FOR FEB. 16
SpHniMh Mar \ ctornnw. \ati«ina| <iiinrcJ
aiul Marine.* lo Join Dak-
Inncl ( crritionj
uAKI.A.Mi. Kel.. Z.— -The date for the
dedication of the port torpedo facing
of the Maine, which lius been presented
to the city, has been bet by A. .1. lio
gan, commander of ('amp
United Spanish War eVterans, for ]>h
ruary I*. The salute will he lired by
Battery B. N. G, C and a battalion of
marines from the naval training .sta
tion at Verba. Kufna island will be the
guard of honor, the music being fur
nished by the marine band. Mayor
Mott. the commissioners ;snd memhers
of the park board will occupy seats of
honor, and Camp Liscum will be out in
full uniform. Several other of the
bay cities camps of the Spanish War
Veterans will participate in the serv
ices, among then! Camp McCourt of
Berkeley, ''amp Barrett of Alameda,
Camp Stotsenhors of Richmond, <'amps
Crubb and Kiley of the Presidio and
Camps Richter and McKinnon nf San
1 -'ra tICISCO.
BOOKED ON GRAVE CHARGE
l>avid Newman, clerk at 20 Third
street, whs booked on a complaint at
the city prison yesterday by Detectives
Redmond and Driseoli on accusations
Bled by Miss Mabel Pomeroy, 25X Ba&e
street, and Miss Mabel Yonce, 484 Fell
street.
The police are looking for one Harry
Goldstein, who will be charged with h
similar offense. Goldstein is believed
to be in Seattle.
IJoth girls say that Newman and
Goldstein attempted to assault them in
a beach resort.
Indoor Picnic Is Planned
Will Be a Church Affair
Young' Women who will assist at big indoor picnic tonight.
Young Women
Have Many Sur
prises for Guests
An indoor picnic and entertainment
will be given this evening in the audi
torium of St. Boniface's church, 133
Golden Cite avenue, under the auspices
of the Third Order of St. Francis.
The young women of the society have
been giving the program thefr every
attention for months past, and Mrs.
Louis A. Trnhaus, chairman of the en
tertainment, promises an evening of
delightful numbers.
Mrs. Corinne Vigoreaux will render
several solos and Harry Robertson's
rich barytone also will be heard.
Fred Emerson. Brooks, the poet and
humorist, will tell a number of original
stories.
A one act comedy will be staged and
at curtain the .visitors will be ushered
into the picnic grounds adjoining the
auditorium, where many surprises in
the way of fun have been prepared.
Mrs. J. K. Fitzgerald; Miss Helen
Walthers and Miss Cora Thorpe are on
the committee of picnic entertainment.
BERKELEY'S COUNCIL TO
BOND FOR IMPROVEMENTS
Sewers, Fire Department and
Playgrounds in the Pro
posed Issue
r.KKKKLKY. Feb. I—After1 —After confer
ring with representatives of the
City club, the Improvement clubs,
Chamber of Commerce and other or
ganizations, Mayor J. Stitt Wilson and
the members of the city council have
decided in favor o< a bond election, at
which will be submitted three items.
These will b«:
I'm- the construction of a sewer sys
tem covering the entire city, $4?6%00tT;
for new apparatus and improvement of
the lire department, 9125,090; for play
grounds. $200.00(1.
The total if voted will provide for
sewers adequate to the prevent need
and suitable for addition; for lire
equipment, and for such a system of
playgrounds as was deemed desirable
by the conference committee appointed
by the City i-luli.
At present Berkeley has only one
steam tire engine, and no playgrounds
except that back of the city hall. The
sewers are Inadequate during , the win
ter storms.
Th*' men present, being one delegate
from the improvement dubs and
City club and kindred organizations,
did not favor the socialistic program of
bonds for a municipal market and mu
nicipal electric lighting plant.
In view or this situation and that
three members of the council do not
favor these items. Mayor ,T. Stitt Wilson
and Councilman John A. Wilson, the
tw;o socialists, made no figrht whatever
for their pet projects.
In a statement issued today the
mayor made public the decision of the
bond conferees and declared that his
reason for not supporting the market
and electric lighting projects, as his
socialist supporter a have called upon
him publicly to do, lay in the opposition
of the majority of the council.
He said even if such projects were
installed, they would be administered
by Council men EC, B. Norton and 1". Q.
Turner, both hostile to the measures,
if lie had a favorable council, he said,
he would light tor the two projects
which have been dropped.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
SAN FRANCISCO. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1913.
RISKS LIFE TO
CAPTURE SUSPECT
Special Policeman W. Bates
Crawls Through a Transom to
Arrest Supposed Burglar
OAKLAND, Feb. .".—Special Police
man W. Bates risked hip life eariy this
morning in the capture of John John
son,, an alleged burglar, who was
crouching in a dark corner in the
interior of a laundry at 1075 Seventh
street wit ha revolver. Bates was in
formed by Manuel Codera of 149 Chest
nut street that a man had been seen
crawling over the transom of the laun
dry a few minutes before the policeman
entered the place by the same means
the supposed burglar had employed.
FORMER SUPERVISORS
TESTIFY IN TAX CASE
Rate for 1002-03 Said to Have Been
Fixed Formally Despite Apparent
Showing to Contrary
OAKLAXn. Ffl.. :;.—Judge Waste is
hearing C. S. MacMullan's attempt to
collect $2n,000 to $:>O.OOO from Alameda
county on an alleged technical error by
the board of supervisors in fixing the
tax rate for the fiscal year 1002-03. The
aetifln is based on the contention that
the rate was amended after a formal
resolution had been adopted fixing the
rate. MacMullan claimed the amend
ment was never formally adopted.
That the tax on personal property un
secured by real estate was, under the
alleged circumstances, the same as the
year before was a contention of the
plaintiff. Jle secured assigned claims for
the alleged refunds due taxpayers and
filed suit to collect. District Attorney
W. H. L. Hynes and Deputy Walter
Burpee represent County Treasurer M.
.1. Kelly in the trial.
Former Supervisors Mitchell. Rowe,
Talcott, Homer and Church, members of
the board in 19QZ, testified today that
the rate was formally fixed, despite the
apparent showing to the contrary in the
records.
BOAT IS SELF-PROPELLING
Air n»<! Water Current.* I tHUed In
Berkeley Man's Invention
BERKELEY, Keb. :5.-—R. Barrail of
gl3 Delaware street lias applied for a
patent for a "self-propelling machine"
for supplying motive power to boats.
The machine as modeled consists of a
water wheel and an »ir fan with sev
eral connecting channels. An electric
motor or gasoline engine supplies the
propulsion, by whicii water is forced
through (ii]i> at the channels, while the
tan at tile other end of the boat .starts
a current of air. The air and water
currents being in Opposite directions,
the boat is said to receive impulsion
from both, and the ftpeed to accelerate
with distance traveled. Barrail said
lie would install a shop in Oakland,
and expects to put a large model into
service soon on Ijake Merritt.
HOSPITAL IS REMEMBERED
Merced Woman l,eavcn S. V. Institu
tion yiO.OOO—OId Ntverlbeart Legatee
(SpniHl Dlspntch lo Tlio Cxlli
MERCED, Feb. ."..—The will of Mrs.
Sarah .1. Thurshy. who died here today.
was made public by Attorney Kred
Henderson tonight. Mrs. Tlmrsby left
a fortune estimated at $100,000, of
which $2r.,000 is in cash. She be
(lueathes $10,000 to the children's hoe
pital in San I-'ranciseo, $1,000 to the
Merced public library, sums of $500
each to several friends and, the residue
to an old sweetheart, Robert E. Gra
cey. formerly of Merced, but now of
Pennsylvania, sirs, Tlnirsby had been
a widow since 18!>1 and left no blood
relatives. Included in her estate are
several coveted reservoir sites in the
Sierras.
CHICO BOOSTERS BANQUET
llusliirws Men I'ledße Support to City's
Interest* and likliiml ■■)<-•«
(Sppcffll Dispatch to The Call)
CHICO, I'eh. :;.—The Chlco Business
Men's association will have a big get
together banquet next Thursday even
ing, arrangements for Which are. now
being perfected. Tlio society has
mapped out a campaign for municipal
betterment for ti,. \ ear and the boost
banquets or luncheons will be one of
the regular features. Prominent speak
ers will talk on publicity, boosting:
spirit, and the association will be
pledged to the advancement of the
city's interests and industries.
U.S. LOSES FIGHT
TO DISSOLVE SHOE
MACHINE TRUST
Supreme Court Holds Mere
Combining of Noncompeti
tors No Violation of
Sherman Law
CRIMINAL SUITS
WILL BE PUSHED
Officials Say Decision Will
Not Effect Actions Against
Other Concerns
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—The supreme
court of the United States held in ef
fect today, for the first time, that the
Sherman anti trust law does not for
bid the mere combining of noncom
petitors in an industry.
The decision was given in the shoe
machinery trust case, in which Solicitor
General Bullitt for the government had
contended that If the combination
brought into one hand an undue pro
portion" of the trade it was forbidden
by the anti-trust law.
•'The disintegration aimed at by the
statute does not extend to reducing all
manufacture to isolated units , of the
lowest degree." declared Justice Holmes
in announcing the unanimous decision
of the court that the mere organization
of the United Shoe Machinery company
by the heads of several noncompeting
groups of shoe manufacturers had not
been a violation of the law.
MKKGIAG SOSCOMPETITORS I.EGAI,
The justice continued to say that it
is as lawful for one corporation to
make "every part" of a steam engine
and to put the machine together as it
would be for one to make the boilers
and another to make the wheels. In
an explanation of this concise state
ment of law he referred to the court's
recent Minnesota creamery decision,
and the older Swift and company de
cision in whieli is was heW that "an
intent" is necessary as an element of
an attempt to monopolize.
The bringing of noncompeting
branches of a trade Into just a posi
tion alone by mean* of a corporation,
he said, did not furnish sufficient "in
tent" to raise the conduct to the
dignity of an attempt to monopolise.
Despite the decision, officials of the
department of justice declared that
the United Shoe Machinery company
would be prosecuted on a charge of.
criminal violation of the Sherman law
under the one remaining count of the
indictments returned against the com
pany, the validity of which was sus
tained by the lower court.
CHARGK NOT ( OXSIDERED
That count, which was not before the
supreme court, charged that the com
pany was monopolizing the industry
by combination, by tying the shoe ma
chine firms together, by the destruc
tion of competition and by the acqui
sition of competitors' business". Of
ficials vigorously maintained that the
decision did not affect the govern
ment's cas3 on this count.
The strongest feature of the govern
ment's effort to show an unlawful com
bination in restraint of trade, said So
licitor General Bull it t, Avas the "tying"
clause of the agreement, by which it
is alleged that the company sought to
compel shoe manufacturers to buy ma
chines from it and none other. That
question, lie declared, was not consid
ered by the court because the lower
court had interpreted the indictments
involved in today's decision as refer
ring solely to the organization of the
United Shoe Machinery company.
Attorneys of the department said the
decision would not affect any other
pending anti-trust suits.
BARKENTINE CABIN IS
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Part of Upper Works of the
John Smith Must Be
Replaced
AIiAMEDA, Feb. 3.—The harkentine
.Tohn Smith, lying at the Pacific ship
yards near Alameda point, caught fire
at 1 o'clock this afternoon and part of
the upper works and cabin wr-re de
stroyed.
• 'aptain A. Hanson, commander of the
vessel, was nearly en ft oca ted by rush
ing ir.to the bhizing cabin after his
clothes when the tire was at its height.
N*o one was seriously injured, but the
cabin was nearly destroyed and its con
tents "Will be a total loss.
The cause of the fire was undeter- i
mined, but is believed to have resulted
from spontaneous combustion. The
(lames were well under way before they
were discovered. The Alaska Packers'
company's fire tugs Phoenix and Chero
kee were among the first to respond to
the alatm, *nd fie strong streams they |
played on the \ r essel soon controlled the j
•flames.
An engine, and hose wagon from the !
Oakland tire department was present, I
but it was found that their services \
were not required. The fire tug Dennis j
Sullivan Avas rushed from San Fran- !
ciseo. but found the fire extinguished
upon its arrival. Another crew which
offered its services was one directed by
C. H. Khlert of the Oakland Launch anil !
Tugboat company.
The-JoJin Smith i* a large barkentine.
which is in the coast trade and some
times goes to Australia. Her last trip
was from Honolulu, from which port
she arrived a week ago. She Is the
property of George K. Billings, 30S Cali
fornia street, San Franicsco.
• —
Kutirrnl sen ice* f"i- Ft. B. 8. York, drpiity su
ppriDtf-nilftit of schools of Ojifclarol. «!)«■ rlicii
iHft nit;lit. wW l> ,, h<*ld TtVMB(«y uftfriKHin »t :i
o'lliM-k at the lo<lgero««ua at OuklauU lodge No.
101 of Glks.
CLEVER STARS
IN GOOD ACTS
WIN APPLAUSE
Miss Eva Marius-Paigne
Ralph Herz and Other
Favorites Give Fine
Show at Orpheum
OAKLAND, Feb. 3.—The curtain at
the Oakland Orpheum rolled up this
week on another of the big feature
shows which promise to make the 1913
season a marker. After proving a
headliner in musical comedy on the
legitimate stage, Ralph Herz has
broken into vaudeville and promises to
outdo his former efforts when he
gained fame in "Madame Sherry."
Mr. Herz' success is due to his per
sonality and merit. He is a versatile
character comedian and does every
thing from a comic song to something
pathetic, with an extra dash of slangy
verse. His song hits, which bring
down the house, are taken from his old
field of comedy.
Although Mr. Herz is at the top of
the Orpheum list, he has to exert him
self to keep ahead of Amelia Stone and
Armand Kalisz. whose miniature oper
etta, "Mon Amour," is a gem. The
romance, dealing with a flirtation be
tween a composer and a prima donna,
is full of clever lines and comedy, with
some delicious singing bits by Miss
Stone and her partner. Spice is added
by a prologue by Mr. Kalisz, in which
he explains the lack of plot, and at the
end of the bit a detective 'sleuths about
in search of the plot, the satire being
appreciated by the audience with
hearty laughter. Miss Btorie and Mr.
Kalis?: had charmed Orpheum patrons
here before, and were given a glad
welcome.
The nickname. '-Kill Knre Couple," is
not misplaced wlten applied to John
and Winnie Hennings, who put a little
dash of everything found in vaudeville
into tin ir offering. Tin- male member
is ah eccentric dancer and is a show in
himself in his funny work. His partner
is a good foil for his jokes and the pair
prove a valuable remedy for blues.
Something truly sensational and hair
raising is the act of the Daring Darts,
who provide the thrills on a balancing
ladder apapended in the air, their feats
on their unstable support being unique.
Rosy I ..a Korea and his harp are a
big Spot on the program. Ro.xy per
form* splendidly on the sweetest of all
stringed instruments and is given a
stormy hand for several encores.
Will Creeey'e charming little acts
always are wplcome, and "Algy Fitz-
Jones. Crook," is no exception.
Phil Walsh, a local stock favorite,
who appears in the act with Miss Eva
biariue-Paiffne, were given a great
ovation. The Creiey piece deals with
the efforts of an amateur crook who
breaks Into the homo of the chief of
police on his first endeavor and arouses
the household.
Frank AVoik and Jewel Play are
clever acrobatic jesters, who have an
unusually good act.
All' Grant aad Ethel Head afford 20
minutes of j;o<>d light entertainment,
featuring Grant's powers of imitation.
THEATER PARTY FOR
NURSES' CLUBHOUSE
Mnmeiln County OrsanlaiitloH IManM
(I:.kluntl Oriihenin Event for
February 17
OAKLAND, Feb. 3.—A theater parly
i will be given at the Oakland Orpheum
j February iT by tfie Aiameda County
; Nurses' association tor the benefit of
j the new clubhouse planned by the or
i ganization. Members of the association
j have already raised $1,500 for the
I project and a large additional amount
lia expected from the theater party.
The 203 nurse," of the organization
have been appointed a theater party
committee. Miss Gertrude Oourtright
!is chairman of the committee.
The officers of the association are as
follows:
President, Mrs. Amos Krans; first
vice president. Miss .lean Morken; sec
ond vice president. Miss Mac Creedon;
secretary. Mrs. Annette Alison; assist
ant secretary, Miss Claire Cole; treas
urer, Miss Mary Hall: registrar. Mrs. C.
A. Krovviv chairman of the executive
committee. Miss M. Taylor; chairman of
the credentials committee. Miss J. .less
en: chairman of the nominating com
mittee. Miss A. Sβ}lander; directors-
Miss iMnah Shuey. Miss Mary Hall,
Miss Ninnie Taylor and Mrs. M. D. Bell.
ANGERED HUSBAND
BY GOING TO WORK
Mrs. F. M. King Says He
Didn't Support Her But
Begged Her to Quit Job
Ironworker Wants Divorce
Because Wife Subscribed
For Too Many Papers
OAKLAND, Feb. Z. —At work as a
stenographer earning her living, Mrs.
Florence 1C King complained in a
divorce action today she had to en
dure the continuous protests of her
husband, Charles S. King.
Mrs. King said she was driven to
work by his failure to provide for her
and their little child, but that King
objected and continually put her em
ployment in jeopardy by his tactics.
He gesticulated on the street, waved
his arms and shouted at her, she said,
besides dragging her into a doorway
by the arm in trying to persuade her
to give up her place.
King devoted his time and energies
to impracticable projects, she said,
spending much of his time away from
home and neglecting to write or send
money.
Charles A. Cook, on ironworker,
wants a divorce from Alpha Cook on
a cross complaint charging her with
subscribing for one morning and three
afternoon newspapers despite that fact
that his wages were low. Cook said
his wife preferred Fred Bott to him
self.
Minnie Ellenberger obtained an in
terlocutory decree of divorce from
Ekart Ellenberger on her cross com
plaint after a day's trial in Judge Har
ris" court. George Ellenberger, Ellen
berger's son b> a former marriage, tes
tified in behalf of his stepmother, say
ing that she was beaten by her hus
band and lost a handful of hair, be
sides getting her nose broken and her
eyes blacked.
Leon L. Clarke and Grace E. Clarke
were married at San Rafael In April,
1911, and she deserted him in Septem
ber, Clarke testified today. Before she
went she sued for divorce but did not
press the action. He said he found his
wife to be of a jealous disposition.
Judge Wells gave him an interlocutory
decree.
Suits for divorce were filed today by
Margaret V. Davidson against John E.
Davidson, resertion; and by Bertha
Melllen against Albert H. Mellien.
neglect.
Mrs. A. M. Burns-McDonald of Ala
meda sued for divorce today against
S. Burns-McDonald, a gas company
employe, alleging cruelty.
George Permien obtained an annul
ment of his marriage to Florence E.
Permien on the ground of her failure
to procure a final decree of divorce be
fore their marriage.
WOMAN ROUTS A BURGLAR
San Lenndro Housewife Pursues Thief,
Making Mini Drop Booty
PAN LEANDRO, Feb. B.—Mrs. Joseph
Foster gave battle to a burglar who
entered her home in Joaquin avenue
early today and frightened him away.
She was awakened by a noise and saw
a lighted candle in one of the bed
rooms. When she opened the door the
burglar brushed past her and she pur
sued him. screaming. He carried an
open razor and he held her back with
the weapon until he opened the front
door and escaped. The burglar dropped
his booty.
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Absolutely Pure
Royal Baking Powder is made from
pure grape cream of tartar, and is
the embodiment of all the excellence
possible to be attained in the high
est class baking powder.
Royal Baking Powder is more eco
nomical than any other leavening
agent, because of the superlative
quality and absolute wholesomeness
of the food it makes.
Mixtures made in imitation of genuine baking powders, but containing
alum* are frequently distributed from door to door, or advertised and
offered at a low price. Such are mixtures of unhealthful ingredients.
In England, France, Germany and some sections of the United States
the sale of alum baking powder is prohibited by law. Alum is a corro
sive mineral acid, and physicians condemn baking powders containing it.
Tho label upon baking powders must
show tho ingredients*
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PAGES 9 TO 16
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SMUGGLING EXPOSE
IN THE NORTHWEST
What Officials Believe to Be
Extensive "Underground
Railway ,, Unearthed
Luigi Angelo Pelli, Promi
nent Citizen of Seattle, Is
Jailed as Gang's Chief
VANCOUVER, K. C. Feb. ?..— What
local immigration officials believe to be
one of the most extensive and widely
patronized "underground railway -, sys
tems ever operated in Canada since tlie
slave smuggling- days of American civil
war fame, was unearthed here today
when Detective Ricci of the local police
department arrested Luigi Angelo Pelli.
a prominent citizen of Seattle, on sus
picion of being the leader of a notorious
gangr.
Tliis "system" Is held responsible hv
the authorities for the continued Influx
of undesirables past the immigration
officials into this country, and is alleged
to return Canadian girls for "white
slave traffic" across the line.
Pelli, the police officials state, has
confessed his part in the organization
as far ay the smuggling of laborers la
concerned, but refused to deny or con
firm the charge of smuggling of Kirls.
He is held on a charge of vagrancy
while the police and the immigration
authorities are Investigating- tine matter.
Information from various sources in
dicates; that the "system" has "been op
erated by means of automobQes from
Seattle to a poin-t near Blainp. Wash.,
from there across the international
boundary line by means of a trail
through the hills, of which tJhe immi
gration officers were ignorant*
After crossing the border, it is al
leged, the men were walked for some
considerable distance, again loaded into
automobiles and conveyed to the Fraser
valley, from which point they used the
British Columbia electric interurhan
trams to Vancouver. It is suspected
that several prominent persons, both in
Seattle and Vancouver, will be arrested
in connection with the case.
Medical Corporation Hard Hit
SEATTLE. Feb. 3.—A corporation
can not obtain a license to practice
medicine in the state of Washington,
and therefore is unable to collect
money for something it is not author
ized to do, according to a decision
made today by Superior Judge King
Dykeman in awarding $5,980 dam
ages to William Nelson, who sued Dr.
Cook & Co., an advertising medical
corporation, for that amount which he
had paid them for treatment.
Nelson alleged that he saw an. ad
vertisement of Dr. Cook & Co. in a
Seattle newspaper and applied to the
firm for treatment for a minor ail
ment.
Nelson charged that the medical
company was operating as n. "quack"
and that he was deprived of his money
without receiving adequate returns.
State Rests Case
<Sp*>clal Dispatch to The Call)
SKATTLE. Feb. 3.—The state rested
its cut today in the trial of Bankers
Furth, Kelleher, Andreds and Ankenv
of the Seattle National, who are ac
cused of aiding W. K. Schricker in
receiving deposits when thft bank was
known to be insolvent. Harold Pres
ton argued all today his motion for
an instructed verdict of acquittal. The
arguments on the motion will be fin
ished tomorrow.

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