n -first O 3n pcfatf 3n Circulation pages 13 to 22 fttouarrlj of the 0m lira SATURDAY SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 24. 1920 SATURDAY CC -DOCTOR BILLS OF II YANKS ARE REJECTED Government Haggles Over the Charges Made by Lane Hospital for Men Wounded in War Fifteen soldier paints at Lane Hospital, slowly and uncertainly recovering from serious wounds and injuries received In the war, have discovered that their hospital bills had been cut by Borne government department until they were practically pauper jatlents at the charity of the hospital management Lane Hospital had been caring for the soldiers at cost. This was estimated very closely at $3.60 a day. Dr. George H. Somcrs, superintendent of the hospital, received a letter from Dr. V. C. Rucker. chief medical advisor of the War Risk Insurance Bureau at 'Washington, stating that the maximum amount allowed for the board and care of such patients was $2.60 a day. LOWEST EVER CHARGED. QThe hospital bill had been cut to ;nform to that rule and the charge X 10 lor operating room service, a special rate to the government, had ben hacked to $5. ' The rate given the soldiers is the lowest charged by the hospital to any patient. It is from $1 to $1.50 less per day than the rate charged the patients received from health insurance risk companies. Dr. Somers notified the government that it would have to make other arrangements for the care of the men, explaining that Lane Hospital was not an endowed institution and could pot take patients at less than cost. The situation has been partly cleared by an explanation from the San Francisco division of the Public Health Service, in charge of the war risk beneficiaries. This explanation Is that some one at Washington blundered and that there is authority here, to meet proper hospital charges, with a maximum of $3 a day and more If conditions require it. DR. DENNY EXPLAINS. Dr. O. D. Denny, assistant in charge during the temporary ab-Kence of Dr. J. D. Long at Washington, attributed the cutting .down of i'tho hospital bill to the mistake of tome clerk at Washington.., He deplored the situation and indicated that the Public Health Service, in charge here of the ' beneficiaries, would see that the hospital bill was 1- paid and that the invalid soldiers were taken care of. Tr. Somers of I-ane Hospital said: , "Dr. Long asked for the bill for a wark risk patient. It was forwarded on the $3.50 a day basis for ward patients, though the hospital rate now is $4, which the private bealth insurance companies are paying. "Soon there came from Washington the order giving the maximum for the day care and the'operating room. "I immediately replied to Dr. Rucker that in view of the conditions some oither arrangements would have to be made by the government to care for the fifteen men at Lane Hospital. "It looked too much like charity for these men, who certainly deserve more than that at the hands of the government." QCloiitarf Window Is Gift to Mgr. Rogers Donated by the Knights of St. Patrick as a memorial of their order in San Francisco, a stained glass window, famous among antiquaries as 'The Battle of Clontarf Window,' will arrive today from London for Consignor Rogers, rector of St. Patrick's Church, to be installed there. Appropriate ceremonies, Monsignor Rogers said yesterday, will be held "as soon as possible. He added; "This window is more than twice ihe height of the average living room. U is twenty-one feet high by eleven feet in width. It depicts the battle that determined the civilization of XXT am I'll i-i-tft n n t checked the Norsemen. It is known as a product of the London firm of jonn iruman b. hurt hi hpln of Drl Grat- ian Flood, ono of the greatest living authorities on arcnaeoiog. Rous Lost in Channel At Santa Rarbara KtTCTA RARBARA. April 23. Alfred Holt and Harold McMain, em- j ployees of a local aircraft company, are believed to have been drowned In the waters of the channel. Early this afternoon the boys went out fishing in a small canoe, A choppy sea was running at the time, j When they did not return at six this evening, search was instituted. A I launch was pressed into service but the engine broke down half a mile from shore. Lite tonight the police were endeavoring to secure another boat to continue the search. Federal Amendments Law A rgued in Court , WASHINGTON. April 23. Argu-3 ments on the validity of the Ohio ! constitutional amendment providing " for the submission of federal constitutional amendments to the voters of that State were heard today by the Supreme Court. The case is an appeal from State 1 Supreme Court decrees sustaining the amendment ap Company Sues K Local Iron Yards &uit was filed in the United States district court yesterday by Ternichi Nohml & Co. of Kobe, Japan, against the California Iron Tards Company of this city to recover $35,000 for an alleged breach of contract According to the complaint the iron yards company agreed to deliver in Japan ten miles of steel rails before November or December, 1918, and failed to do so. Thought Shown on Skin, Is Claim lv &$ ' ' Mental Vibrations Are Visualized BY ROBERT 7f you want to see something really worth while, let me show you a reproduction of your thought vibrations." This was the rather startling suggestion made by Dr. Albert Abrams in his laboratory at 2133 Sacramento st two days after he had demonstrated what he says, are the electronic vibrations of alcohol. I will relate exactly what happened at that time without embellishment or speculative comment Dr. Abrams and three physicians who were there because of Interest In some of his other experiments took their places in one room, surrounding a young woman employed in the laboratory, Apparatus Used to Receive Vibrations. Dr. Abrams brought out a receiving instrument, apparently very much like a simple apparatus . for conveying sound vibrations. At one end was an aluminum disc about tho size of a tea saucer and at the other end a similar disc about the size of a half dollar. The connection was an insulated cable. The large disc was set up in the center of the room and the small disc was placed on the forehead of the young woman. For the first experiment Dr. Abrams said he would try something simple. He asked me to go into the next room and think intently of a numeral. The doctors were to watch closely the bare extended arms of the young woman and draw upon a piece of paper anything they saw appearing there. Before I left the room I had selected the numeral "8 because it seemed easy to .visualize more intently the two circles joined together than any other image of a number I might select I did not write the number, nor see it anywhere in the room, nor intimate in any way that I had selected it Numeral "8" Seen On Girl's Arm. I went into the next room, thought as intently of the figure "8" as I knew how without really knowing how, for the process of mental concentration Is but vaguely understood and within a few seconds was called back. I heard them comparing notes as I came into the room. Dr. Abrams and two of the doctors had seen the figure "8," the other doctor had seen one of the circles and the nurse upon whose arm they said the figure appeared was certain that it was "8." j One experiment proves nothing. If It is possible to send thought vibrations from one room to another and reproduce thought pictures, the scientist would demand fairly uniform results under similar conditions. I have spent many hours since that first experiment in Dr. Abrams? laboratory and the results have been varying. But a number of very interesting things happened. Dr. Abrams asked me at one time to tmnK or a geometrical figure, mentioning squares, circle, trlane-les. crosses, etc. Automobile Wheel Is Thought Of. Tr nrnnrrM tn mfl that 8J1T ffUMRine could be eliminated by going outside the field he suggested ana yet in a way conforming to the test I had changed tires often enough to be sure that I had very vivid picture of an automobile w.Jeel in my mind. Aa result of this experiment Dr. Abrams and another observer both drew pictures of a circle with several bisecting lines. The pictures were essentially of automobile wheels with a number of spokes missing, and when I stop to consider the matter I don't know how many spokes there aro In the wheel of my, auto- DESEUTE AILOFCH Wearing three wound chevrons and posing as a lieutenant on furlough, Clifford M. Strauss, army field clerk, posted as a deserter from Fort Sheridan, 111., is being sought by the police and army authorities for passing worthless checks totaling several thousand dollars. Strauss, who Is 30 years old, deserted from Fort Sheridan where he was undergoing treatment on December 27 of last year. Adding gold wound chevrons and the insigna of a first lieutenant on his uniform Strauss, according to the authorities, went to Chicago, where he passed scores of worthless checks over the names of Curtis R. Stuart and Calvin A. Sawyer. TOURS UNITED STATES. Posing as the son of a wealthy manufacturer of Cincinnati. Ohio, Strauss or Stuart visited Cleveland, St Louis, Salt Lake and then came to San Francisco. Strauss, according to Harry Lubbock of the Lubbock Detective Agency, was in San Francisco until four days ago, when he fled to San Luis Obispo. He remained In San Luis Obispo long enough to cash checks totaling $500 and then disappeared. IN THE SOUTH. During his stay in San Francisco, Strauss lived at the Chancellor Hotel m Powell street Many San Franciscans To Sail for Europe The White Star liner Adriatic which will sail from New York today. will have a distinguished party of San Franciscans aboard. The following well known persons will be passengers on the liner: Archbishop Edward J. Hanna, Bishop Cantwell, Rev. John Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ambler Curran. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McCreery (Arabella Schwerin), Mr and Mrs. Georges rie Latour; Miss Helen . de Latour, Richard de Latour, Francis Sullivan, Noel Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Jules Levy and Leonard Jaceohl. S H. WILLSON. mobile, so that their pictures were about as accurate as the one I had in rnind. Dr. Abrams believes in apparitions to this extent He says they are projections of thought vibrations into space. 7o demonsrate this theory, he asked me to try to see an image In the room about half way between the floor and the ceiling at a certain point He took the receiving end of his vibratory conductor to that point The most natural thing I could think of to be hanging in spuce was a crescent moon. The nurse at the receiving end of the conductor almost Immediately drew a crescent Thought of "V" Appears as Triangle. The whole thing is weird and incredible. I tried another eiperlment with a numeral. It might be that someone would guess what was in my mind a number of times in succession. I took the number five, but pictured it as the Roman numeral "V." The "V" appeared, but so intent were the observers on looking for something elso that they told me allthey could see was something that looked like a triangle. With due apologies to Dr. Abrams I am by no meuns convinced that I have seen thought vibrations transferred from one place to another or that I have seen thought images reproduced. I am inclined to doubt that the human mind is capable of understanding its own mechanism. ' Some of the experiments we tried were startlingly successful and others failed. I tried in one instance to transmit a picture of a tall shaft having especially in mind the Washington monument They gave me a picture of a telegraph pole lying in a horizontal position. Dr. Abrams is working on the edges of an interesting field of scientific Investigation. ( He is even trying to secure some delicate photographic apparatus to record the impressions of thought Images. The fact that he believes thought images are reproduced on the surface of the skin under strong mental concentration is perhaps not as incredible as it seems at first. Proves Human Radiation by Magnet. To demonstrate the radiation of energy from the human body he performs a simple experiment with a compass and a magnet. The magnet is placed just far enough from the compass to draw the needle in the opposite direction from the north pole, with only enough attraction to leave it at the point of swinging back again. Approaching the end of the magnet with the finger tips affects the needle of the compass. Using the right hand causes the point of the needle to swing to the left the left hand causes the opposite motion. The polarity of the body and the emanation of energy are pretty well demonstrated by this simple experiment Why not then, asks Dr. Abrams, regard it as reasonable that intense thought vibrations should extend to the delicate surface of the skin? Dr. Abrams has even gone so far as to construct a small "storage battery" In which he says that thought vibrations may be condensed - and stored for a short space of time. He demonstrated this with a degree of success but it seems more plausible to believe that some other agency than a storage battery of - human thoughts was at work. Several men of scientific turn of mind have been deeply impressed by Dr. Abrams' experiments, others are extremely skeptical. One thing may be guaranteed he has a sufficient amount of data and equipment to cause anyone to do a lot of profound thinking. An attempt of Rev. William Acton of Berkeley, State Superintendent of Oriental Miesions, to push through a resolution opposed to legislation against Japanese land-owners in the United States precipitated a bitter row yesterday at the closing session of the semi-annual conference in Berkeley of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, San Francisco dls trict So strong was the sentiment for anti-Japanese legislation among the some 100 delegates present, that Rev. Aeton requested the withdrawal of his resolution which he claimed was presented principally for the moral effect Dr. Joseph Emery of Berkeley started the opposition when he announced that he opposed Orientals coming to steal the lands from Americans in this country. "Why should we let down the bars of Immigration and allow these Orientals to steal our country?" he challenged. "Why should we protect them in any way and allow them to come and intermarry with our boys and girls and deteriorate our race?" Rev. J. A. Batchelor of Oakland, presiding elder at the conference, was just as emphatic in his opposition to the proposed resolution. "Any action of the question would place the church in the position of playing politics," he 6tated. "It would be unadulterated demagogy." Bishop H. M. Du Bose was another who spoke in opposition to the proposed resolution. Rev. Acton based his plea for support to the resolution opposing anti-Japanese legislation on the assertion that to keep American-born Orientals from owning land in this country was "unchristian, uncivilized and unAmerican." "Such laws would rob children of their birthright" he said. His stand was upheld by Rev. J. E. Squires of San Francisco. Acting on a resolution presented by Bishop Du Bose the delegates unanimously went on record for unification of American Methodists. PASTORS HALT PR0JAPW10VE RE DEPT. IS WEAKENED BY INTERFERENCI National Board of Underwriter Says Effectiveness Is Reduced ' by Meddling and Internal Rows Too much outside Interference with the internal working of tbe fire department Is the chief criticism of a survey Just completed of the San Francisco Fire Department by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. On the other hand the reDort states that the department is other-1 wise Inherently stron?. and that motorization has materially improved the efficiency. The report recommends that the chief of the department be given a free hand In the management of the force. In this connection tbe report says: "Inferiors are made to report direct to the board tending to undermine the authority of the senior officers. In particular may be mentioned assignments of men and apparatus to companies and of companies to alarms. "The provisions that the chief make the assignments is not followed. " This condition reduces the authority of the chief, injures discipline and thereby seriously impairs efficiency." The report also says that the de-partment is adversely affected by internal dissension. Among the recommendations for the improvement of the service are the following: Men on the off shift to report to all fourth alarm fires. A new battalion district for the Hunters' Point section. The building code to be revised to respond to modern requirements. The fire limits to be extended to embrace a section of Fillmore and Mission streets. The reduction of men on the night shift by 20 ner cent through .the operation of tko two platoons should be remedied. , During the past five years the aggregate loss through fires has amounted to $3,756,065. The average number of fires has been 1,436 a year or an average loss per fire of $S02 which the report says is a moderately high figure. Girl Admits She Eloped With Bandit RENO, April 23. Pretty little six teen-year-old Betty Rutherford of San Francise.o i.i fiernino.i i jau nere ionowing the arrest of II. ournen ana ueorge Marlon, confessed robbers Of tho Ahmmn rlonartmant store in Santa Cruz, in whose com pany sne was found yesterday. When arrested yesterday in the rooms of Marion nnd Tin local hotel the young girl declared she was me wire or tfurnell and the police failed to KhakA her nra Marion was the first to break down and confessed that he and Burnell had robbed the Abrams store in Santa Cruz over a week ago and later fled to San Francisco in an automobile In San Francisco they met Betty Rutherford at a dance and induced her to come to Reno with th Late last night the chief of police nere nnany iorcea a confession from the ETirl. She claims that h mat tha men at a dance, having "sneaked away irom ner nome in the company of a marrlpd wnman nn Via husband, because her narcnta or an strict that she is not even allowed to visit a moving picture theater, Burnell. according to the girl, promised to take her to Juneau, Alaska, where he said his parents lived, having promised the girl to make her hit wife. Marysville Census Shows 5,461 Citizens WASHINGTON, April 23. Springfield, O., 60,840; increase 13,919, or 29.7 per cent. Webster City, la, 5,57; Increase 449, or 8.6 per cent Clinton, Mass., 12,964; Increase 111, or .8 per cent Marjsville, Cal S,4tl; Increase 31, or .6 per cent Westfield, Mass.. 1S.60S; increase 2,559, or 15.9 per cent Homesteau, Pa,, 20,452; increase 1,739 or 9.3 per cent. Gadsden, Ahu, 14,737; Increase 4,180, or 39.6 per cent. Indianapolis, Ind., 314,194; increase of 80,544, or 34.5 per cent Wilmington, Del, 110,163; Increase 22,757, or 26 per cent Warren. Pa, 14,256; Increase 8,176, or 28.7 per cent Kokomo, Ind, 30,060; increase 13,-057, or 76.8 per cent I ronton, O, 14,007; increase 860, or 6.5 per cent. Dodge City, Kan.. 5,061; increase 1,847, or 67.5 per cent Carnegie, Pa, 11,516; increase 1,507, or 15.1 per cent Governor Lauds 'Ship Ry Truck' Movement SACRAMENTO, April 23. Governor W. D. Stephens today issued the folowing statement commending tbe "Ship by truck" movement: The motor truck dealers have planned a series of "Ship by truck" demonstration throughout the State during the week beginning May 17. California's agricultural industry is in good part devoted to perishable products. Quick transportation is essential in preventing deterioration and for reaching the consumer with the product in the most desirable condition. The truck will bring about a valuable economical development In aid of the producer and it is manifest the consumer will be the better served. I am glad to comply with the request of those interested in the "Ship by truck" move to direct attention to the part that truck transportation promises to take in th industrial progress of our State. 150 STUDENTS MENACED BY GAS EXPLOSION Janitor of Oakland School Is , Blown From Room by Blast, - but Returns to Cut Off Oil As 410 pupils were marching out of the Manzanita School, Twenty-fourth av. and East Twenty-seventh st, Oakland, for recess yesterday, a backfire in the basement furnace rocked the three-story building like a bomb explosion. Despite the fact that he had been blown through the furnace room doorway in a mass of flame, James Tonkin, 5401 Twenty-fourth av rushed back into the room, felt his way through the black smoke to the oil supply valves, and turned them off. He then rolled in the dirt of the school yard to extinguish his burning clothing. The twelve women teachers of the school under the command of Miss Margaret Poore, principal, marched the pupils from the building in an or derly manner. While one of the teachers sent in a telephone alarm for the lire depart ment, Miss I'oore rushed to the furnace room to find Janitor Tonkin. Engine No. 16 and Fire Chief Elliott Whitehead soon arrived on the scene. After an Investigation Whitehead said that the building, which was of inflammable material, might have been totally destroyed had not the janitor goe back and turned off the oil supply. Whitehead said: "We learned that the janitor had allowed the fire to go out. One of the teachers complained of a cold room and the principal asked .c janitor to rekindle the fire. In ..e meantime gas had collected in tie feed pipes. The explosion occu.red as a result Greek Priest Sues Newspaper Editor Most discussed topic of San Francisco's Greek colony these days is the subject of the libel suit-of Father Bourazanis, priest of the Greek orthodox church, against Alexander Pavellas. editor of the Greek newspaper, "Prometheus." The editor, whose trial Is scheduled to come up early in May, is charged by the priest with slandering him for his attitude toward the former King of Greece, Notice of the suit was dramatically served last Sunday at a meeting of more than 2,000 Greeks at Eagles' Hall, when at the close of an address Father Bourazanls served a warrant on. Pavellas, chairman for the day, who immediately produced $500 bail. Staunch supporters of Premier Venizelos, most of the San Francisco Greeks resented the priest's address ing the meeting, but on assurance I that he would not speak against the premier on "Greek Independence Day," he was allowed to talk. Meanwhile C. Panagopoulos, consul general of Greece in this city, has wired the Greek embassy at Washington a request for the priest's withdrawal. Convicts Make Clothes For Guards, Is Charge Charges that the wardens at San Quentin and Folsom penitentiaries have compelled convicts to manufacture clothing for the personal use of the guards, officers and employes of the prisons were filed last night by the journeymen tailors of the bay cities with officials of the San Francisco Labor Council. Last night Warden J. A. Johnston of San Quentin denied the charges. He said convicts only manufactured uniforms used by the prison attaches. The formal charges stated that the material used in the manufacture of the garments worn by guards while off duty is purchased with the sanction of the State Board of Prison directors. Prison Director Charles L. Neu-miller of Stockton, added bis denial that clothing other than uniforms were being used by prison attaches. "On January 1 the board of prison directors authorized guards to purchase uniforms made by the convicts in order to cut down the high cost of living. The guards receive only $80 a month and, until the order was issued, they were unable to buy uniforms because of their exorbitant cost" he said. Four Rurglars Work Rusily From 10 to 11 Four burglaries were reported to the police last night between the hour of 10 and 11 o'clock. Frank Block, 999 Bush street reported a "fire escape" burglar entered his apartment from the rear and stole jewelry and clothing valued at $233. Warren W. Smith, guest of a hotel at 635 O'Farrell street said some one entered his room with a pass key and stole $200 worth of valuables. Miss Mary E. Hammond reported the theft of a purse containing seven $10 bills from her apartment at 2927 Sacramento street and Allen Strong, living in an apartment at 920 Taylor street said his place was broken into and $120 stolen. Examiner's Aid Asked To Find Missing Man From Cleveland, O., yesterday came a request to "The Examiner" to as sist in locating Corporal Harold A. Waterhouse. a victim of amnesia, who has been wandering about the country since his return from France, where he was wounded. Waterhouse. according to his father, H. S. Waterhouse, was last seen in Salt Lake City. From there he is believed to have come to San Francisco. He Is described as being S feet 7 inches tall. 140 pounds, light blond hair and blue eyes. Any person knowing his whereabouts is urged to notify the Red Cross, Cleveland, O. WINTER AND HIS Edmund Mohr, 15-year-old Hearst Grammar School pupil, with trophes won in U. S. Army essay contest. 'Examiner' cup on his left shoulder; 'Examiner' medal on right lapel; U. S. Army cup below. Hearst Grammar School rang with the cheers of 300 assembled boys and girls yesterday afternoon when the War Department and "The Examiner" combined to honor publicly Edmund Mohr, the fifteen-year-old eighth grade boy who had won' the chief prices of the recent army essay writting contest for himself and that school. Lieutenant J. K. Wolfe, U. S. A., who had been assigned to tho duty by Colonel Robert W. Mearns, the army's chief recruiting officer for Northern California and Nevada, presented to the principal, Miss Franklin, on behalf of Hearst Gram mar School, the silver cup offered by "The Examiner." To Edmund Mohr, for himself, three prizes were presented by Lieutenant Wolfe with appropriate remarks. Each presentation brought a new outburst of cheering, redoubled when Raphael Weill's check for $100 was handed to the excited boy, who could find no words- beyond "I thank you I thank you," repeated many times. Lieutenant Wolfo congratulated the boy's four teachers and told the assembled students that not the least of the prizes he had won are the official letter of commendation that he will receive from tho War Ixiart-ment signed by Secretary of War Baker and Generals Pershing and March, as well as the great honor he has done his school. In addition to Raphael Weill's check for $100. which Mas for the best essay written in all schools of Northern California and Nevada, Edmund Mohr won the War Department's silver cup for the same and "The Examiner's" silver medal for the best essay written in the schools of San Francisco. "The Examiner's" silver cup is awarded to the school. Miss Franklin made a short speech of thanks for it. Knights Templar Aid Teachers' Pay Drive Installation of officers and the selection of Ixng Beach for the 1921 conclave marked the closing of the sixty-second annual conclave of the grand commandery, Knights Templar of California. Resolutions were adopted favoring the campaign to increase salaries of school teachers. The organization also pledged it support to the federal government in the period "when social unrest and strife are predominating" and asked the unqualified support of citizenship "who believe in the principles of freedom and the lofty precepts upon which our great democracy was founded." These officers were Installed: Grnd oonaiandn', Rohm Wmkowtkl. Ixw An-frts; dtput? frind eomnnndfr. WUUmb H. Whit. -n Frncliro; trnd tmnrilluinm. Willi ua H WmU, Berkeley; grind raptam fffitral. Alhert E Boynton. Pan Frxncim, (rand trninr warden, Oharlwi Maloom, Lwit Seam: fnuid junlnr nar.Hri, William C. Hanlrr. San Fvincimv; grand r"1' William H. I Borax. anu Ana; grand oraialt mrritia, Rwhra H. Sink, fctoofcton: grand Uejwrw, William If. K.nightt ; gra! rrrorder. Vhtxaa A Dariea, both o ban J"ranwo; grand manriard twarer, A. i. U Lamar. Kan Franriaoo; grnd word bearw, Oorge Kumriam, Ran IJtego; grand warder, Andrwr J. Copp. Ijm Angii; grand organist, Kamuel 1). Mirw; grand rapuin of tb guard, George W. Perkins, butn of San Fraivura. Benjamin F. Bledsoe, the retiring grand commander, was installing officer, assisted by Past Grand Commander Perry Weidner as marshal of ceremonies. A presentation of a past grand commander's jewel and a silver tea service was made Judge Bledsoe, the retiring grand commander. "Irish Republic's" Rirth 1 8 Celebrated The anniversary of the formation by vote of the "Republic of Ireland" in 1916 was celebrated last night at the Valencia Theater. A Gaelic en-tainment was presented by Irish societies. The song and story of Ire land's struggle for liberty was por trayed by tbe Knlghta of the Red urarrcn. - LAD RECEIVES TIM! MANY PRIZES 1 Yi ii. i I, - ) -": . r MW1 ) vvl ' II f S i iff r1 1 1 'i -"""--"f IdD PUTS SLEUTH DN WIAT Detective Emile Hearn. attached to the grand Jury, nnd C. Vincent Rlc cardi, attorney, of graft investigation note, came to blows in the offices of William H. Harrelson, foreman of the grand jury, yesterday. According to reports, 1 learn landed In a corner of the ofllco after ho had grabbed Riccardi. It was Riccardi who sent the detective down, though not for the count, the bulletins state. It was a sudden and chanef encounter. Harrelson, who essayed with ill success the role of peacemaker, was the third person in the room. There has been ill fooling between Hearn and Riccardi. It Is prompted in part by Hearn'R admitted friendship for some of thoso who are undcf investigation by the grand jury on Riccardi's charges of corruption. Gossip has spread stories of statements said to have been made by each regarding the other. Hearn has demanded a showdown, naming Riccardi. Yesterday the police officer dropped into Harrelson'8 office, to deliver a message. He saw Riccardi there. They glared at each other, though, to maintain the verities it must be said Riccardi was the cooler of the two. Harrelson invited Hearn to be seated and thresh out the difficulty. Then, before the proposed p'.ire conference was barely launched, there was a nasty epithet tossed by Hearn, with a like comeback from Riccardi. The physical mlxup followed, after Harrelson, who had stepped out to stop hostilities had returned to his desk. f After it all Hearn pulled himself together and departed. Riccardi ruffled his own garments some. 13 Planes on Way to Patrol North Forests RIVERSIDE, April 23. Thirteen pilots started from here today fo northern California points to begin work an a fire patrol service. Colonel H. Ij. Watson commanded the fleet which carried thirteen observers as well as the pilots. The planes were to alight at Bakersfield. They came here yesterday from Rockwell Field, San Diego. Army trucks carrying 150 enlisted men of the air service were due here today from San Diego, and were to follow the planes north after a rest here. The pilots and enlisted mn belong to the Ninety-first Aero Squadron. Two planes were disabled when they reached March Field but were expected to be repaired in time to fly north tomorrow. Sergeant II. Y. Waverneck, enlisted man of March KieM, was killed when a training airplane in which he was flying went into a tail spin and fell to the ground near here. Labor Council Rars Speaker for Strikers R. C. Greenley, chairman of the publicity committee of the striking switchmen, was denied the floor of the Labor Council last night by a vote of 87 to 48 when he appeared to explain why the "outlaws" walked out. One hour's debate took place by the delegates before the vote was taken. Several of the members declared that Greenley should be heard. Michael Casey recommended that Greenley appear before the executive committee of the council next Monday night and ask for its sanction before being allowed to address the body. Hawaiians Declared Strong for Johnson Ninety per cent of the voting popu lation of Hawaii are for Senator Hiram Johnson for president, according to Joe Cohen, secretary of the United ThatT Owners Association ox tn nawanan isisni URY TO VOTE INDICTMENT OF 3 TODAY Special Session Called to Return True Bills Against Oppenheim, McDonough and Riccardi A special session of the Grand Jury has been cnllcd for today at 11 . m. t the city ball to return an Indictment charging criminal conspiracy against Police Ju1se Morris Oppenheim. peter P. MiKnouh. hall bond broker, and C. Vincent Riccardi. attorney. In the rase of George lmper-tie, dismissed by Orpenheim. lmperale was charged with havlnf killed a boy by an automobile. Tho case was one that bn been under lnestlgntion during the prol by the Grand Jury of charges of corruption and graft In the police court. The call for the trxHlou today fol lows rapldlv upon the failure on Thursday of the Grand Jury to re turn 1ho indictment on account or the attitude of Samuel Harris, Mich- fl T. lHyle and Edward Llnd, mem bers of the jury, after tho t.rnnii Jury previously by a vole of 13 to 2 st a regular meeting at the Hall of Justice had voted to return a tru bill against the accused men. Ten of the thirteen members pres ent on Thursday were ready to ahtd by the gentlemen s agreement mad many months ago by the Grand Jury that when an Indictment wns voted at a recular session any twelve members who reported nt the cl'.y hall o return would vote to ronfinn the previous nctlon. William H. Harrelson. foreman of the Grand Jury, yesterday in announcing the call for today, said: The gentlemen's agreement wns thoroughly discussed by the Grand Jury anil adopted. There Is no argument or question about It I dcelare that It as accepted by the Grand Jury. The action of th three Grand Jurors who failed to hold to that agreement on Thursday is absolutely Indefensible. There Is nothing further to b said. The Grand Jury on Its vole on the charges by 13 to 2 recorded Itself to confirm at the call for the return to the Superior Court, the ballot then taken and to return th indictment. There has been a delay. The body on Saturday will meet to return that indictment I feel satis-fled there will bo no further dHay. The Grand Jury will resume Its investigation of the police courts by taking up tho court records whleli have been assembled by a special staff of investigators under the direction of Police Lieutenant Charles Colt. " Upper Class Work Only, Stanford Plan STANFORD UNIVERSITT, April 23. What may practically abolish the present system of education at Stanford University, ns originally established by former President David Starr Jordan, and change Stanford eventually into an upper-class university for advanced students only was proposed yesterday in a plan submitted to the Academic Council by a faculty committee, composed of Profs. A. M. t'athcnrt, W. H. Car-ruth, W. F. Durand, C. A. Huston and R. S. Swain. The new system will Include a radical change In entrance requirements, with a higher standard of specified subjects In order to accommodate more advanced students and to encourage elective KtudJes In high schools Furthermore, all undergraduate students of the first two years will be compelled to take specified work in three groupH, language and literature, natural scknre and mathematics, and social science, instead of doing their own choosing, us waa done heretofore. "Amelia Palace"ls Resold to Mormons Famous "Amelia Palace," historical landmark of Salt Lake City, has again passed into the hands of the church. This announcement was made Yesterday upon the arrival here of Mrs. Edwin F. Holmes, who hag been visiting in Ixs Angeles, and who closed the deal for the property wbll in the south. Mrs. Holmes, known as the 'Silver Queen," purchased tho palace from the Mormon church a number of years ago and resold it at approximately $100,000 more than she originally paid for it. Brigham Young occupied the palace In 1877 and, sine that time, it has housed various high officials of the Mormon church. S ugar Prices Rise; Meat to Follow The retail price of refined sugar jumped from 21 to 25 cents a pound jcHieraay in un Francisco. The California and Hawaiian Sugar Refinery announced 20!i cent a pound as its price, while the Western Sugar Refinery stated that it had withdrawn from the market temporarily. Frank R. Connolly, secretary ct the litail Grocers' Association, stated yesterday that the Jobbers have fixed the price to retailers at 23.7 cents a pound. Sugar has Jumped 14 cents a pound since January 1, when it was beinf allocated by the Government Connolly said. Woman Hurt Retween . Crashing Automobiles Two automobiles crashed at Valencia and Fourteenth streets last night as Mrs. Mary Dempsey, 3270 Twenty-second street, was alighting from a street ear. The woman wan pinned between the machines and suffered a broken right leg and severe lacerations of the body. Drivers of the cars were John Lar- sen, 768 Page street, and Mis Marto v Lon, vrn eeventn avenue.
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