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3.95 6.28 czjily Capital Journal PRICE TWO CENTS 0N TRAINS AND NWW8 .. c '- Jt . 22.25 X ! zrrs rr f -" , f(K ' ' i rrVt ' A szf&tt-Jnb a A &2& f ; .,, TheBest I f. H Ipl fl. f 4 '; (1 :: I Tj! W THIRTY-SEVENTH YF AP ! . "-""'"i wjmjwvjjs, muKjuai, iiad uajix aa. ian, FEND TELLS- HOW HE FIRED IVI PICTURE OUSETOOUSTJANITOR Lohman Declares Gang Leader Ordered It Done to Obtain Vengeance for Interference in Love Affair Lives of Many People Endangered and Couple of Children Injured--Fire- , , men Put It Out Before Building Was Destroyed Gang Leader Then Decided to Kill Girl and Father With Bomb. (united pbess leased wire. New York, Jan. 29. How a motion lieture theatre waa soaked with kero sene oil and fired, and a bomb later placed in the hallway of a crowded Houston street tenement house wag told to District Attorney Whitman today by Alfred Lohman, Antonio Sedaitis and 3!occo Pucciarcllo, members of an al leged black hand gang. These out rages were perpetrated, they said, that a gang leader might obtain vengeance for interference in a love affair. The throe men are witnesses in the case of Angelo Sylvestro, charged with planting a ibomb that wrecked the Houston street tenement. "You never heard the inside story of the burning of the Hippodrome mov ing picture house, did yout" asked Xohman of Whitman. "Well, it was "burned because its janitor, 'Joe the TVop,' butted in on Guiscppe Farrarra's love affair. Farrarra has skipped to Italy, so you can't get him. Kidnapers Failed. "Farrarra admired Nollie Pecarro, 1ut her old man objected to him hang ing around. Farrarra proposed that we gangers kidnap the girl and deliver her UNITED MESS LEASED WMB. Washington, Jan. 29. At the person al request of Secretary of State Bryon the home immigration comimtteo again today declined to hold hearings on the liuker alien bill. It was declared that Bryan askod for the postponement to prevent a renewal of the dispute with Japan. Drastic mendment. Washington, Jan. 29. A drastic amendment to the Burnctt-Dilingham immigration bill was adopted this after noon by the house immigration com mittee. It provides for the deporta tion of anyono, aliens or citizens, as sisting in tho immigration of persons, militant suffragettes included, teaching the destruction of property. UNEMPLOYED MARCHING. Dunsmuir, Cal., Jan. 29. Marching to the southward, 75 Industrial Work ers of tho World left here on foot to day. They will spend the night in La inoine, and expect to roach Redding to morrow. While hero they were fed and lodged in the city hall. Injunction Modified to Allow Payment of Printers' Wages County Attorney Ringo, appearing for the defendants in tho cane of W. C. Francis, ct al., against the state print ing board, et al., which was set for hearing this morning on demurrer, move dtodny that the temporary injunc tion Issued against tho defendant! be modified as to that part thereof which prevents the employe of tho state printing plant to draw their salaried. Judge Galloway sustained tie motion and ordered that any and all portions of the order prohibiting the secretary of state from issuing warrants to the state printer for the payment of sab rie be triclcen out. Attorney Spen cer, represcating the plaintiffs, object ed, but hi objection was overruled. to him at a saloon. He promised to give us $100 each. Sedaitis, Puccia rcllo and myself undertook the job. "We had to go through the Hippop drome theatre to got behind the Hous ton street tenement, where old man Pecarro lived.. 'Joe the Wop' saw us hanging around and got his gang and chased up sway. When we told Far rarra about it he was wild. He swore he would croak Joe. The next day he gave us kerosene and benzine and in structed us to 'fix' the theatre so 'Joe tie Wop' would be. out of a job. We spread the kerosene and benzine all over the scats. Farrarra then threw a lighted match on the floor, and we beat it. "People poured out of the place. A couple of children were burned a little. Some one turned in an alarm and the fire waB put out before the theatre was entirely burned. 'Farrarra then said if he could not have the girl np one olsu could. Then he gave us a bomb, and told us to put it in the hallway where old man Peccaro lived. He said it waa strong enough to blow the place to hell. Sylvestro then planted the bomb while we watched. MAROONED PEOPLE ARE BROUGHT TO SAFETY united pbess leased wide. San Pedro, Cal., Jan. 29. Bearing 240 passengers who were marooned at San Luis Obispo by the recent storms, the steamship Santa Clara arrived here today. Because all her reservations ( were taken at San Luis Obispo she was unable to stop at Santa Barbara, where other passengors are waiting to get to the outside world. The ship carried 500 sacks of delayed r ail, which was placed aboard a spe cial electric car and rushed to Los Ang eles. She will clear on her return trip, slopping at Santa Barbara, about mid right.. COLONEL GOETHALS TAKES CANAL GOVERNORSHIP united fhess leased wins. Washington, Jan. 29. Colonel George W. Goethals today accepted tho govern orship of the Panama canal zone. KILLED BY FALL. Kennct, Cal., Jan. 29. M. Franklin, an Austrian, fell CO fcot down the Mammoth mine near here today and waa killed. Because the parties to tho action were not present today, the court con tinued the hearing of arguments on the demurrer of the defendants until next Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Both the county attorney and Attorney Spen cer snid that they were not in favor of proceeding with argument until such time as all of the parties to the action can be present or represented by counsel. While the county attorney is representing the staet printing board and the state printer, the local printing unions have so far failed to appear personally, or through representation, and, as they are defendants in the suit, the court thought it best to grant more time in which to give them an oppor tunity to act. PRIVATE DETECTIVES TO BE T TO DISRUPT Violent and Persistent Disord ers Are Created and Arouse Suspicion. VOTE ON SALARY PLAN Likely Proposition to Increase Presi dent White's Wages Is Lost in Convention. UNITED PRESS LEASED Wing. - Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 29. So viol ent and persistent wore disorders at the United Mine Workers' convention here today that it was rumored private dotoctives had secured admission among the delegates and wore tryiug to dis rupt the organization, , It was said 30 of them were present, that they wero from a Pittsburg agency and that thoy had orders to seize every opportunity to start a commotion. Whether the reports were true or not, it was a tact that uproar was con tinually breaking out upon every im aginable protext. ' With the roll call partly comploted indications were that the proposition to increase President White's salary would be lost but as thore were a num ber a absentees and considerable time was lost in verifying lists of delegates entitled to vote, it seemed unlikely that the decision would bo announced before tomorrow. President Samuel Gomperg of the A. F. of L. arrived at noon. TO TO II (UNITED PRESS LEASED WIBI.l Alarysville, Cal., Jan, 9. District Attorney Stanwood began the prosecu tion's closing argument when Judge Daniel today rosumed the trial of Rich ard Ford, Herman Snhr,' Harry Bagan and William Beck, charged with murder in connection with lust summer's fatal hopfield riot on the Durst ranch near Wheatland. It was expected the case would go to the jury tonight. Long deliberation was looked for on account of the vol ume of testimony and its ninny coutrn- lictions. UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE.) Astoria, Or., Jan. 29. Establishing a new sailing record of 52 hours from 8an Francisco to tho mouth of the Co lumbia river, tho French bark Chain pigny is anchored in the harbor hero today. Tho time made by the wind jammer is remarkable, as it takes un ordinary tramp steamer from 00 to 70 hours to mako tho run. Captain Noel modestly gives the ele ments much credit for the quick voy age. He says be allowed the vessel as much canvas as her sticks would safely carry, and let the wind do tho rest. TWO WOMEN ARE PUT TO IN UNITED PBESg LRASBD Will. Berlin, Jan. 2!). Two women wero decapitated in Ratibor prison this af ternoon. One was Franziska Ziminer, convicted of murdering her step mother. The other was Josephs Kubnekam, who killed her husband. They went to their deaths with no sign nf enintinn. Nn newspapnr, published more than four lino of the double execution. Temperature is Falling Rapidly Cold Waves Strikes Middle West and Poor Unemployed Are Suffering " Intensely. UNITED PRESS LEASED WISH.) Chicago, Jan, 29. The temperature waa falling here today at the rate of five degrees hourly. At noon the mer cury was at 37 above zero and still tumbling. Poor Suffering. Omaha, Neb., Jan, 29. A cold wave struck Nebraska today. In some parts of the state zero temperature waa re corded. The poor and unemployed here were suffering ecverely. Girl Tells UNITED PRESS LEASED WISE. San Francisco, Jan. 29. Leah Alex ander wag groomed for the ordeal she was to undergo, when she stopped on the witness stand today to tell the story of the ovents which led up to J. D. Van Baalcn's death at her hand in his office in the Chronicle building last October. Hor burnished hair looked as if it had been wound and fluffed by an ex pert. Her full, white neck was revealed in its goft perfection by her low sailor collar. Her suit wag newly pressed in crisp crease? and her boots glistened. Hor face wag deadly pale, except for a dab of rouge on cither cheok. She snt with bowed head and at first shook with soundless sobs. As she pro grossed with her story jhe regained hor composure, but she did not lift her face nor did hor color come back. Tolls Story of Her Life. "I am 28 years old," she said. "I have one brother and five sisters. I was bom in Utah, where I was married when I wag 18 and divorced a short time Inter. I came to Los Angeles with my gistor in 1910. There I learned the trade of hair dressing and millinery. My mother and the other members of the family soon followed mo to Los An geles. "Threo yenrs ago I came to San Fran cisco with a letter to a milliner in one of the department stores. I . began working there immediately. I worked lator at two other millinery places. "I first mot Mr. Van Baalen in the park. I wn walking with a friend. Mr. Vnn Baalen was passing In an au tomobiln. He stared at us so hard that I thought my friend knew him,. Then ho stoppod, got out of tho machine, and seemed to be fixing something under neath. When ho got up he dropped a cigar box, boconed to us, got Into the automobile and drove away. "But because ho had beckoned we walked to tho place where ho had been, and thore wo found ho hail written on tho cigar box! " 'Ring up Kearney 1041, J. D. Vnn Baalen, Chroniclo building.' "I was out of work at tho time, It was between seasons. So I went up one noon, with my friend, and saw him. ." 'Did ynn have something Important to sny to usf ' I asked.'' Offered Hor Job, " 'I have something to say to you,' he answered, emphasizing the pro noun. "'Then my friend said she must go to work, and went away, leaving me alone with him. He nskfil me if I was at work, and I told him that I lind nothing at tho time, because It wan the slack millinery senson, Ifi offered me office work for him, and work for the (Continued on page 4.) The Weather f(MAFU0w The Dickey Bird says: Oregon, rain we-t, unsettled probably rain or mow east portion tonight ami Fri day; multicast winds, brisk along the coast. uriOPC THESt I Why She Slew Fl Evident at Seattle Hearing No Other City Hat Chance to Secure It. SEATTLE MAKES CLAIMS Urges Big Trade With Alaska and Ori ent, But Has Little Business With Idaho and Oregon. UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE. Seattle, Jan. 29. While Seoretary McAdoo took the pains to inform the audience which crowded the fedoral eourtrooiu. when the regional bank hear ing was begun thia morning, that no significance should bo attached to any question propounded by him or his col league, Socrotary Houston, it -ras evi dent that the whole Pacific coast ia to bo included into one district, with the central regional bank 'located at San Francisco, The proposed plan to em brace Washington, Oregon and Mon tana, into one district, received a sevore jolt when M. F, Backus, presidont of the National Bunk of Commerce of Se attle, and representing tho Seattle clearing House association, wag com pelled to admit that there is but little trade relations in this state with Idaho and Oregon, and loss with Montana. A further Berious sotback to the plan of the local bankers, commercial bodies and stato officials wag experienced whon it developed, from tho questions propounded by the organization com mittee that if even all the four gtates named were included in one district, the capitalization of the national banks would only total $43,000,000 and would reforo be able to suppiy only $2,!5(0, 000 of the necessary $4,000,000 under the terms of the law. Backus ImproBsod upon the committee however, that the state banks had al ready manifested a willingness to co operate and to join ag members of tho regional bank, and that they would easily furnish the romaindor of the money-Governor Lister was tho first witnoss and he was followed by P. H, Bohrens, an Alaskan pioneer, M. F. Backus and Eugene T. Wilson, a Tacoma banker. The hearing will be continued this af ternoon, and the committoe will leave for Portland tonight. Seattle's Claim for Bank. Chief stress was laid by all the speakers in behalf of Seattle's, claim for a con trul regional bank, upon the en ormous business transacted with Alaska nnd the orient and the future possl bilities, as they will bn developed by tli opening of the Panama cunal and the building of tho Alaskan railroad. Governor Lister carefully roviowed the tromenduous growth of tho stato of Washington' and the Alaskan trade; read a letter from Governor Strong of Alaska, In which tho latter advanced Scattlo's claim to the bank by the fact thnt. more than 75 per cent of tho busl nos of tho territory was done through Seattle, and referred to letters from Governor Haines of Idaho and Governor West of Oregon, In which they urged the locution of a bank In the northwest "Hut they did not iiaino the city, did they?" asked McAdoo, laughingly. Th" governor also assured the commit tee that theie would be uo hindrnnco from the bank examiner In allowing state banks to become members uf the federal reserve bank ornui.ut.ion. lliti kuss the first banker to address the committee insisted upon an answer, ami tinned, ' Ban Francisco Would Bo Second Bent. "To whnt extent aro the reserves of Montana, Oregon and Idaho held In enitlet" McAdoo asked. lliii'hii was unable to reply. "If It develops that Seattle could not have a regional bunk what wool. I oe your second choice f " ilnckus mill he had no choice, but (h,i l oiiiimttee Insisted upon an answur, and lla'lnis replied: The committee ipieslloueil Backus on 'lie reserves held by Seattle In enstern hanks and their relation to tho business I'liriied en between Seattle and the cities in which thorn reserves wore held. It developed that Heattln does a greater business with Minneapolis, St. Paul anil Chicago, than with New York, but t hut tlie hitter city holds sixty per cent of Sent lie's reserve money. "Isn't It an illogical couditionl" eked McAdoo. "How do you Recount (Continued on page 8.) Insists Rumors of Serious Friction as Result of Recent De velopments in Mexico Are M ischievous-Admits Japanese Firms Are Selling Arms and Ammunition to Mexico, But Says They Have Right to Do So Secretary Daniels Says More Battleships Are Needed. UNITED TRESS. LEASED WIRE. Washington, Jan. 29. Published sto rei that serious friction had develonod botwoon the United States and Japan as a result of recent dovolopmeuts in Moxico were characterized this after noon as "mischiovous and unfounded" by Prosideut Wilson. Ho told callora that tho report that the Japanese gov ernment is furnishing anna to Prosidont Iluerta ulso was unfounded. It was admitted, however, that Jap anese firms as well as commorcial hous es of other nations wero soiling arms and ammunition to Mexico but the pros ideut snid they had tho riglit to do so under international laws, and that evon if America wantod to object it would jt have sny legal right to do so. Wilson Is Displeased. The president indicated to bis call ers that the publication of such stories hamperod and cmbarrasBod his admin istration. Ho plainly showed that ho was displeased by their publication. The president said such misrepresen tations might make it impossible 'for him to confer with tho senate foreign committee either aa frequently as the country 'g good domandod. Ho said that when ho told the newspaper mou at lust Fridny's courorono.o that no crisis faced America, unless the Mexican alt uatiou could bo considered a perpetual crisis, ho meant exactly that. j Says NotlUim Withheld. Tho president also told big visitors that no information had been withhold from tho newspapers. Ho said ho had met with tho scnato foreign committoe in order to discuss fully and frankly everything of intorest in tho nation's oroiga policy. Minister Outlirio, tho presidont said. several months ago investigated and dls proved a story that Japan had trans ferer to iluerta all tho arms it had used in the Russian war. So far as the on- tertainineut of tho Jupauoso officers and sailors at Moxico City wag concern ed, tho president said they wero enter tained in tho samo manner as British ami Gorman admirals who had stopped nt the capital to pay their respects. Tim president sutd ho knew nothing of a report that Jupan had boon espe cially notified of Amorlca's attitude toward President Iluerta, Ho felt sure thnt the Mikado lir! been notified In Writes 130 Pages in an Effort to Get Back 63 Cents Tho railroad commissioners hnvo just completed the investigation (if a very important bit of rnilrond hiwlossnoss. It seems that some time ago tho South ern J'aijlfie accidentally made a charge for freight handled for W. G. Swan, of Lytic Lake, that was O.'l its less than tliu schedule cull, hi for. The company asked the commissioners for permission to Ignore tho matter ami let Mr. Hwan have tho 0.1 couts. This tho railroad commissioners said would bo agniuat '' law, as tht company must charge every one aliko and this would, if per mitted, be a rebate. Tho commission and the H, V, then got busy trying to icate Mr. Hwan, but without being ible to do so. In this work so mo HI) 'S''es of correspondence accumulated - ' , ' ' '' ' exactly the same manner as the heads of othor nations. Need More Battleships. Secretary or the Navy Daniels today told the house naval committee that President Wilson wants at least two battloshlps uoxt year. The Japanese situation, however, was not discussed. Socrotary Daniels thought the gov ommout'j naval policy should be re moved from politics. He said America wag not participating In the "mad riv alry'' by foreign nations, for navy su premacy but he urgod a sufficient in oroaso la war vessels to at least main tain America's present rank as a naval power. Secretary Daniels did not be lieve the powers would agree to a "na val holiday" but thought an agreement for a limited building program possible. Says Japanese Dangerous. Uuloss the United States' builds ba tlcshipg at a lively rate Japan will soon bocomo the stronger power at sea. Bear Admiral Vrooland was reported to have toTd tho houso naval committee yester dny nftornoou and may InBist on the ropeal of California's anti allon laud law by virtue of Its superior strength. The admiral expressed hiinsolf be hind closed doors, no record was made of what be said and the comimttee afterward discussod it roluotautly, but it wag known ho went doeply Into tho Japanese warship building program. As a member of the naval gtratogy hoard Vrceiand was tailed oa naturally to give his viows, and did so as s cli max to a stormy session of tho commit-, to, during which Congressman Buchanan of Illinois, a little navy advocate, grew so angry that ho left tho room. Buchanan and Congressman Honslev, nf Missouri clashed violently with Vreo- land over tho navy league's activity in fomenting sentiment for more fighting ships, even charging that members of thn lengue wero Interested In comor- ntlons engaged In selling naval supplies to the government. Vrceiand was raid to hnve insisted on the necessity of four battleships s year instead of two proposed bv Secretary Daniels. O. W. Plummor, of tho Kvangelical church, will speak tonight at tho Com mons Mission. There will bo good mu sic and special singing, and a cordial in vitation is extended to all. mailing quite u bulky record of the company 's and the commission ' futilo efforts to locate Mr, Swan ami make him pay that ii:i cents, However, as Swan had disappeared without even singing his dying song, and he could not bo located, although the S. P. man agement was sitting up of nights and working overtime in an effort to get rid of t hut li:i cents t lint was making Its coffers overflow, and provnting Its buliueiiig Its accounts, the commission sapiently concluded that if Mr. Hiviin could not be found he could not bo pnld, and so suthorUcd the Southern Pacific to erne tho credit from Its books. Now Mr. Hwan can go hung for the railroad Is judiciously five, I from nil blame and resMnsibility. Tho costs are assessed to the state.