The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on February 21, 1895 · 1
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DO YOU WANT ANYTHING? EVERYTHING SECURED BY AN EXAMINER WANT AD. You Read tha Examiner, So Does Your Neighbor. That's Why an Ad. In tha Examiner Pays. VOL. LX SAX TKAyciSCO: THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21. 1S95. NO. 52. THE SILLY SEASON Gesford's Anti-Cigarette Passes the Assembly in Short Order. Bil Unless Dixon's Motion to Reconsider Carries It Will Now Goto the Governor. PROVISIONS OF THE. MEASURE It Makes It a Misdemeanor to Manufacture, Sell, Give Away or Otherwise Dispose of Cigarettes. "Every person who maauraetiirea or deal, la or sella or offer for aale or gives away or ttaerwlae di.po.ea of cigarette. la guilty of a misdemeanor." Sacramento, February 20. The As.em- bly bas finally passed the Cigarette bill Introduced in the Senate by Gesford. As the measure bad passed the Senate before coming to the Assembly, it will go to the Governor for bis signature as soon as the notion to reconsider interposed by Assam- blyman Dixon ia disposed of in the lower bouse. Gesford's bill Is one of tbe most sweep-' fog measures introduced at ttis session. It - goes further than any cigarette bills Intro' duced at preceding sessions dared to go, The bill which is so near becoming a law reads as follows: Section 1. A Dmr section Is hereby added to , the Penal Code of the State of California, to be known and numbered as Seotlon 402, to read as follows: See. 402. Every person who manufactures, or deals in, or sells, or offers tor sale, or gives away, or otherwise disposes of cigarettes, Is guilty of a misdemeanor. Sec. 2. This Act aball take effect aiz months after Its passage. When this bill was called up Assembly' man Dixon, who was formerly in the cigar business, moved to make it a special order for Tuesday. There was a roll-eall on this, and tbe motion was voted down 22 to 42 Dixon then argued against the passage of the bill. He said he bad made a fool of himself once during the day in voting for the High Hat bill, and be did not propose to make himself doublya fool. He pointed out that 1 1,000,000 was invested in cigarettes in California. Half a million was in one warehouse. To pass tha bill would turn hundreds of persons out of employment Davis said It would be ridiculous to pass such a bill. Every time a than put a cigar i ette in his mouth be would be disposing of a cigarette and would he violating too law and guilty of a misdemeanor. It would be a dead letter like tha Aot forbidding the ale of cigarettes to minors. Bledsoe spoke of the ruinous character of cigarettes, and said tha law was a good one. North was of the opinion that a man r!A could smoke cigarettes without violating tbe law, because he could buy the tobacoo and paper and rail them, r ' Brusie said tbe bill was all wrong, an infringement on personal rights and would be resisted by all the men in the State if it became a law. In his opinion such laws only tended to increase the general dis-r respect for the law. Tbe vote was then taken and the bill adopted. Following was the roll-call : Ayes Barker, Bassford, Belshaw, Berry, Bevtmon, Bledsoe, Bootbby, Bulla, Butler, Cutter, Dale, Devitt, Dcvlne, Dixon, Dodge, Dunbar, Ewlng, Fassett, Guy, Hall. Hatfield, Holland. Hudson, Johnson, Keene, Kelsey, Lewis, McCarthy, McDonald, Merrill, Nelson, North, O'Day, OsDorn. Pbelps, Powers, Price, Richards. Rowpll, Sanford, staley, Stansell, Spencer, Swisler. Tlbblts,' Thomas, Tomblln, Twlgg, Wade, Weyse, Wilkinson, Zocchl, Lynch 53. Noes Bennett, Brusle, Carglll, Davis, Dwyer, Glass, Jones. Kenyon, Laird, Reid, Roblnaon, Wnymlr 12. " Not voting Ash, Baenman, Coleman, Couga-lin, Freeman. Guy, Healey, Huber, Laugenour, Llewellyn, Meads, McKelrey, Pendleton, Wil-kins. Dinkelspiel 15. Dixon moved a reconsideration and will fight to beat the measure before it can get to the Governor. There was much comment about the vote of O'Day of San Francisco, who has been in the tobacco business for years and yet voted for the bill. O'Day aya he voted aa he did because cigarettes are full of poison, ruinous to health and not profitable to sell. CIGAR DEALERS SATISFIED. The Say the Cigarette Bill Nill Not Hurt Their Receipts. It was anpposed that the tobacconists would be the hardest opponents to the Car- arena bill. Tha cigar dealers in Sa- Fn. I cisco say they made no fight agf jst n o j bill. Acoording to them the cigare : U r,t only was interested in defeating tha. i ore. ll proouring cigarettes Is o:t.f' d .?! cult tha dealera believe it will cbe a larger demand for other smok -a- mr-ohandlse and there is more mono U "cr.ri and fancy pipe mixtures than in t' ri; n'ar I brands of cigarettes that sell for 5 ar j ,y j cents a pack. I At Blsskowers' store, they Je 'rj ;ui ahey had no objection to the nev ! :. " We will obey the law," the men a- tt aaid. "Of course, we recognize lhc .r ette-smoking by young boys ;, Ju bj discouraged. No respectable na-r-.t-sst encourages that trade. As to ttv ?.?ci of the new law, it will incresse th tnm :m tv tion of cigars and pipe tobacoo. Tht i j-firmed eigarette-smoker will get ' ,-ettes somehow, but the bill wid v.- .-- ' atop voung boys from getting il habit." E-W. Brlpgs aaid : "I have a't to find with the bill. If the law is prvn- jr.ceii constitutional I have no doubt It v:ii t9 generally obeyed. There may he tsTmi of the rice paper and tobaocio tc.;.ct tai'-ness, but the confirmed cipar"-i.i,.kor will not lose his favorite smoke. Vr.. kr an almost prohibitory license on t.gaici.--. In Nevada, and the smokers th. re s,. u San Francisco for their smokes sue '.t, j. ably buy mora of them than t'jerd.ib fore." At Police Commissioner M. 1- r-'uts'.'a place they had no Opinion on thi fc .aw to express, j AT SACRAMENTO. Assemblymen Declare Against the Wearing of Hats in Theatres. Rushed Through as an Urgency Matter Despite the Protests of Several of the Members. ARGUMENT MADE BY THE AUTHOR. Kelsey Says He Is Tired of. Having His Peace of Mind Disturber' i- Waving Plumes and Ribbon Sacramento, February 20. T' Assembly made a prize fool of itself ' sy by finally passing Kelsey's bill forbid .;! ; tho wearing of hats in theatres. Tnis '.a a bill not generally understood, aa it is not a "high hat" bill, but a measure making it unlawful for any person to wear a hat or bonnet during tha hours of performance at any place of publio amusement. The bill had been reported favorably by the Committee on Public Morals, of whloh Mr. Bettmaa of San Francisco is Chair-man. Kelsey moved to make the bill a matter of urgency, that it might be rushed through. To have it considered in this way, suspending tbe constitutional provision regarding second and third reading, it was necessary to get a two-thirds vote. Tbe vote was almost unanimous, but it is to be supposed that many of the members did not know what they were voting on when they answered to their names. 1 ' Kelsey spoke in behalf of tbe bill. He declared that he, for one, was sick of having his peace disturbed by sitting back of women wearing high bate in theatres. There was no way to reach these women except by legislative enactment. In other States such lawa had been passed, and it was to be presumed they were constitutional. Belshaw of Contra Costa, protesting against descent to such buffoonery, declared that if the Legislature could forbid the wearing of hats at theatres it could forbid men from taking drinks between acts, and ought to do it if it passed the Kelsey bill. Waymire declared the bill was foolish. He deprecated the evident intention of the members or some of them to vote for it. Dinkelspiel was aura that If it was in the power of the Legislature to pass such a bill it could paaa anything. ' He .thought It was properly in the power cf theatre managers to forbid tbe wearing of bats in theatres If they desired to do it. At any rate, the Legislature surely bad nothing to say in the matter. The Legislature had so more right to say that the women could not show their pretty theatre bonnets in theatres than to say tha men could not smoke cigarettes. "The only reason," said Powers, "in these arguments is ontside the argument altogether. Belshaw and Waymire and Dinkelspiel are against this bill beoause they know it applies to both sexes, and they want to wear their high hats." Brusle argued against passing tha bill, which he thought would be usurping the powers of the men who built and owned : theatres, If these men did not care to have hats worn in places of publio amusement they were surely in a position to say so. North of Alameda declared he would vote for the bill because be was sure tbe women wanted it passed. He said he had been at the opera in Saoramento and two- thirds of the women there did' not wear hat. Cutler made strong speech for the bill. He spoke in his peculiar drawling way with what appeared to be much earnest ness. He insisted that something would have to be done. Men could no longer go to the theatre and crane their necks and suffer all the evening. It was unjust and unfair, and relief should be given them. The vote was then taken and the bill adopted. Following is tbe roll-call : Ayes Barker, Hansford, Bettman, Boothby, Cargiu, Coleman, Coughlln, Cutter, De Vine, Dixon, Dodge, Dunbar, Ewlng, Freeman, Glass, Guy, Hatfield, Healy, Holland, Hudson, Keen, Kelsey, Kenyon, Laird, Laugenour, Lewis, Meads, McDonald, McKelvey, Merrill, Nelson, Jiorth, O Day, o.boro, Pendleton, Powers, Price, Richards, Sanford, Staley, Spencer, swisler, Tlbblts, Thomas, Tomblln, Weyse, Lynch 47. Noes Belshaw, Bennett, Bledsoe,' Brusle. Bulla, Dale, Davis, Dinkelspiel, Faasett, Hall, Huber, Jones, Phelps, Reld, Wade, Waymire 16. ' WILL LOSE HIS JACKET. .j KungChang's Restoration to Power to Be Short-Lived. !i i. Thought That Whether Successful or Not as Peace Envoy He Will Be Mads a Scapegoat. T. ikdon, February 20. A Central News di-ipatch from Pekin says tha general "r. ulon among high officers is that Li Hung litil wiu only reinstated in favor in order to render him aa acceptable envoy to Japan. It is expected he will be made a of::egoat when the mission is ended, wknlher he is successful or not. V dispatch from Shanghai to the Central .r s says Japan refused to negotiate with ' . . ca at Port Arthur or anywhere else bnt ic Japan. Japanese warsbips are reported off Formosa and on the Chinese coast between Swatow and Hongkong. General Ho Ming, who is now at Kan Chew, bas been ordered to Join Liu Kna V!' army. He is reputed to be a very rv soldier. A secret society called Thail, numbering ; 5.000 members, recently planned an out- bre.lt at Ptkin, but the plot became known i -in auinoriues and was nioned in tha tdd A Hongknne; dispatch tn the Glnhe g:ves ar. a xount ol lite explosion af the aur"ie of a fort at Takao-Fornya, by which 2,000 persons were killecC This is obviously an exaggerated verrion of the report cabled on February ICth, which gave the number killed as sixty and stated that many were injured. WILDE HELD CAPTIVE. The American Adventurer a Prisoner of the Japanese at Wei-Hai-Wei, Copyright, 1S93. by James Gordon Bennett Chb-Foo, February 20. The Chinese have retained possession of the gunboat Kaok Chi, which brought hero all tbe foreigners found at Wei-Hai-Wei, with the exception of Howie or Wilde, who is held a prisoner by the Jspane.e. All other foreigners were released on giving their word of honor that they would render China no further assistance during tbe war. The bodies of Admiral Ting and General Chang are still on board a gunboat. They are to oe interred at wau-hu. All tbe Chinese soldiers taken prisoners by the Japanese have been disarmed and set free. Two hundred Chinese and eighty Japan ese were killed during the ooeratlons at Wei-Hai-Wei. JESUITS TO BE TOLERATED. Tha Expulsion Law Repealed bytheGer man Reichstag. BunLlw, February 20. The resolution providing for the repeal of tbe law expel ling Jesuits from Germany was read the third time and passed the Reichstag this aiternoon. IBs passage of the. measure was received with cheers by the members of the center or Catholio party. The Con servatives, the members of tbe Reichs-parte and the Na. tonal Liberals voted against the resolution. It is not expected, however, that It wilt become a law, as the Bundesrath, which has heretofore always refused to consent to repeal of the laws, is not expected to ano tion the resolution. The bill for the ex pulsion of the order from Germany was passed by the Reiohatag on June 10, 1872, by a vote of 13 1 to 93, and was promulgated on July 6th. The supporters of the rneas-ure based their advocacy of it on tbe activ- ity of the Jesuits on behalf of the Papal supremacy. In December, 1803, Count Hompesch, the leader of tbe Center, introduoed a bill to repeal the anti-Jesuit laws, whloh passed its third reading by a small majority, but the Federal Council failed to give effeot to the repeal. SEIZED FOR ALIMONY. Charles Maubec in Trouble Through Ignoring a Court Mandate. Failing to Pay His Divorced Wife the Monthly Stipend Ordered, His Property Is Sequestered. ' New York, February 20, Charles Msu- bec, a wealthy wine merohant, and a mem ber of the firm of Carpey & Maubec of this city and San Francisco, has refused to com' ply with the decreo of tbe Court of Com-mon Pleas, which awarded his wife a di vorce from him and directed him to pay her an alimony of $350 a month and counsel fees of f 1,000. The decree of the Court rnquired him to give a bond of $10, 000 for the payment of alimony, and this he has neglected to furnish. It is charged that soon after the decree was granted ho left the city and went to New Orleans to avoid the consequences of his refusal to comply with the decree of the court, ' Application was made to-day to Judge Pryor for the appointment of a receiver for his property in proceedings for its sequestration, in order to satisfy Mrs. Maubeo's claim for alimony and that of her lawyer for his fees. As tbore was no opposition the motion was granted. ' Mrs. Maubeo was married to Mr. Maubec in San Francisco, in 1888. She had pre viously been tbe wife of John Shawhan, to whom she was married In 1858. - She says aha bad (1,000,000 at the time of her sec ond marriage, but when her husband separated from her sbe was almost penniless. Sbe is now suing Mrs. Bowman, whom she name as co-respondent in tbe divorce suit, to recover $25,000 damages for alienating ber husband's affections. ORANGES FOR GLADSTONE. The Ex-Premier, President .Cleveland and Others Presented With California Fruit. Sax Bernardino. February 20. In about two weeks, or the shortest time it is possible to make between Sarr Bernardino, California, and Hawarden Castle, England, the Uight Honorable William . Gladstone will receive a box of Highland oranges, sent by John J. Valentine, President -of the Wells-Fargp Express Company, as the finest oranges grown In this State. Next Wednesday 1'resident Cleveland will re ceive a box of the same fruit. - - Each box will be marked with the name of .the grower and of the place grown. These boxes, together with 1 80 others. leave the Santa Fe depot to-morrow oven-ing. Speaking for his cenpany, Mr. Prid-ham, tbe Superintendent at Los Angeles, said: " We have been sending oranges to the East and Europe for the past five vears. every year sending the best we could had. One cf the boxes from Highland will be sont direct to Mr. Gladstone, and another to President Cleveland. The ether 130 boxes go to wen-Known rauroaa and steamboat Presidents and managers in this country and abroad. "Our idea Is not to send $2 or $3 worth ef orange, to some wealthy msn who will turn them over to his butler with instructions to use what be wants. We send them to intelligent men as specimens of what California can do ia the raising of oranges to men who will not hesitate te extol tbe State. Indeed, our only motive is to advertise Southern California as the garden spot of the United States. We find that this plan attracts capitalista and others, and we shall continue to pursue it." PRONOUNCED UTTERLY FALSE. Davies Was NotHanred Up by His Thumbs at Honolulu. Drncon (Iowa), February 20. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. O'Neill, formerly of this city, now of Honolulu, arrived here to-day cn a visit. They pronounce the story of the banging up by tbe thumbs of Captain uliam Davica by the Hawaiian Government as utterly false. Nothing of the kind occurred. ' FRED DOUGLASS 01, Entirely Unexpected, as He Had Been in the Very Best of Health. ! Slightly Exhausted From Climbing Stairs After a Visit to the Council of Women. HE FELL IN HIS WlrE'S PRESENCE. Every Effort Was Made, to Save His Life, but the Physician Could Do Nothing for Him. Washihotox (D. C), February 20. Frederick Douglass, the noted freed man, orator and diplomat, died of heart failure- a few minutes before 7 o'clock to-night at his residence in Ana-costa, a suburb of this city. "' Death was entirely unexpected, as he bad been enjoying the boat of health. During tbe afternoon he attended tbe National Council of Women, now in progress in this city, and chatted with Susan B. Antbony and other leading members, with whom he has been on friendly terms for msny years. When he returned home he said nothing of any feeling of illness, though he appeared to be a little exhausted from climbing up the steep flights of stairs leading from the street to the house, which is HONORABLE FREDERICK DOUGLASS. LEADER AMERICAN RACE. Frora a photograph. on a high terraoe. He sat down ana chatted with bis wife about the women at the convention, telling of various things that had boen said and done. Suddenly he gasped, clapped bis hands to his heart and fell back unconscious. A doctor arrivod with n a few moments, but his efforts to revive Mr. Douglass were hopeless from the first. Within twenty minutes after tbe attack the faint motion of the heart ceased entirely and the great ex-slave was dead. ' Mr, Douglass leaves two sons and a daughter, the ohildren of his first wife. His socond wife, who was a white woman. survives him, Tbe story of bis socond marriage was aromantioone. Her relatives opposed the match bitterly on account of his color, but finally yielded to the force of circumstances. Some of them have for some time been living near tha Douglass home on Anacosta Heights. LIFE OF FRED DOUGLASS. He Has Long Been the Leader of His Race in America. Frederick Douglass was bora in Tucka- hoe,- near Easton, Talbot county, Md., in February, 1817. His mother was a negro slave and his father a white man. Doug lass was a slave on tbe plantation of Colonel Edward Lloyd until, at the age of ten years, be was sent to Baltimore to live with a relative of his master. Here he learned to read and write. t His master allowed him to hire his own time for $3 a week, and he found employment in a shipyard. In accordance with a resolution be had long entertained be fled from Baltimore and slavery September 3, 1838. He made bis way to New York and thence to New Bedford, Masa where he was married and lived for two or three years, supporting himself by laboring on the wharves and in various workshops. It was bere that he changed his name from Lloyd to Douglass. He seized every opportunity available to secure a better education, and in this was greatly aided by William Llovd Garrison. His first step to notoriety was taken in the summer of 1841, when be attended an anti-slavery convention at Nantucket and made a speeeh which was so well received that ha was offered the agency of the Mas sachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. In this capacity he traveled and lectured through the New England States for four years, j His graphic description of the miseries of slavery, and his eloquent protests against tbe system attracted large audiences. In i 845 ha went to Europe and lectured against slavery in nearly all tha large cities of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Through tho efforts of English friends, who contributed $750 for the purpose lu 1846, he was manumitted in due form of law, and was free to return to bis native country without fear of again being placed in bondage. For two yenra longer he re-mainea in England, and then returned to tbe United States. His stay in England and the consideration with which be waa treated there made a dep impression upon Douglass and he always cherished a warm feeling for tbe English people. At Rochester, N. V'., in 1847, be began the publication of Frrdrrirk l)iitt(lrr.s' i'njifr, whose title was later changed to Ti Xorth stnr, a weekly journal which was continued for some years. Douglass' supposed Implication in the John lirown raid in 1859 led Governor Wise of Virginia to make a requisition for his arrest upon the Governor of Michigan, in which Slate the noted agitator then was. In consequence of this Douglass weet to England, where he remained six or eight months. At the end of this time he returned to Rochester and resumed tbe publication of his paper. At the open.ng of the Civil War, Douglass strongly urged upon President Lincoln tbe advisibility of emrloylng colored troops and the proclamation of emancipation. When permission was given to employ such troops, Douglass took aa active part In enlisting colored men. ' After tho abolition of slavery ho discontinued the publication of his f oper and applied himself to the preparation and delivery of lectures before lyceums. In September, 1870, he became editor of the AY w iVnffoiirtl Km in Washington, which was subsequently given over to his sons, Lewis and Frederick. In 1871 he was appointed Assistant Secretary to the commission to San Domingo, and on his return President Grant appointed him one of the Territorial Council of the District of Columbia. In 1873 he was chosen Presidential elector at large for the State of New York, and was appointed to carry the electoral vote of the OF ' THE AFRO- State to Washington. In 1870 ha was ap pointed United Slates Marshal for tbe Dis trict of Columbia, which office he rotained until 1881, ofter which be became Recorder of Deeds in tbe District, from which ofllce be was removed by President Cleveland In i'880. , In the autumn of 1886 he revisited England and spent the winter on the continent, delivering a number of lectures. President Harrison appointed Douglas. Minister to Haiti in 1889, but for political reasons the appointment was dis tasteful to the then King of the islands and Douglass resigned. Of late years Mr. Douglass lived quietly, occasionally lecturing, but taking no active part in politics, his advanced vears rendering it imu- dicious to undergo tha exposure incident to campaigning. Even to the last be retained all the power of his oratory, and was considered tbe most able public colored speaker in the country. He was universally beloved among the members of bis race, for whose enfranchisement and freedom he had given the best years of his life. BLUM ENBERiTbTSM I SS ED Sentence of the Court-Martial in the Cavalry Captain's Case. The Sentence Approved by Governor Budd Convicted of Having Falsified Pay and Muster Rolls. Sacramento, February 20. Orders were issued to-day from the Adjutant-Gsneral's office announcing that Captain S. P. Blu- snenberg (retired) of San Francisco, formerly commander of the First Troop avalry in that city, had been found guilty by a general court-martial of having signed false certificate in which he certified that a pay-roll on which were the names of five persons purporting to have been on duty at Oakland during the strike in July last was correct, but which the court-martial has decided was not correct, be- can.e the men were absent at the times mentioned in the pay-roll. Blumenberg was also charged with hav ing knowingly male false muster and pay rolls, conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. He was acquitted of these charges. The sentence of the court-martial is that Blumenberg be discharged from tbe service of the State of California. The sentence bas been approved by Govsrnor Budd. TRICKED TWO SIDES OF A CONTINENT. When Trusdell Was in the He Flew at Very High Game. East Ha'e, Cameron and Van'Wyck Paid Tribute to the Financial Genius of the Journalist STOLE ALL THINGS, EVEN A HORSE. Then He 6ucked the Clock Game and Evened Up by Borrowing of th Man Who Ran the Gimo. Washington, February 20. Frank H. Tr.usdell, whose arrest at. Emporia, Kan., was published in tho Examiner, bad rather a sensational career here. He came here in 1881 as agent of tho National Presa Association, predocessor of the United Press. He was agent of tbe Utter for a time and then became ccrrepoudentof tho Baltimore Amfrkan. He was young, handsome, dressy, bright, plausible and a good newspaper man. He married while here, and for a time did well. He had no small vices. He never drank intoxicants, bet he had a passion for gambling, and was extremely fond of ladies' society. After his marriage he saved enough to buy a house in a fashionable quartor of the town, making the last payment out of the amount received as Government Inspector of the Northern Pa-cifio by appointment of President Arthur. He was at this time engaged in wheat speculation and got on the wrong side of the market He mortgaged hia bouse, and eventually lost it. Ilia downfoll was now rapid. He played poker and was a marker for men who really knew the game. He playod pool for money with men who couVd beat him with one band. He went up against what la known as tbe clock game, a clockwork device for giving fictitious stock quotations. At this game, as at all others, be lost He got even with the proprietor of the clock game by borrowing money from him. He had a horse and buggy which he mortgaged seven or eight times, managing tha while to keep possession of them. He borrowed wbere he could and failed to pay. He got publio men of means to indorse his paper and when this resort failed he forged their Indorsements and got money anyhow, Ha . had a weakness ' for Senators and adorned his notes with tbe counterfeit slg natures of Hale, Van Wyck, Cameron and other rich Senators of that day. The forging of Van Wyck's name brought about, the explosion. Nearly every bank in town had some of these Senatorial me mentoes. Bank officials held a meeting, and through Trusdell's smooth plausibility and promises to reform, were persuaded not to proseor.te, but to give nim another chance. President Thompson of tbe Metropolitan National, to save tbe bank, em ployed Trusdell as a runner for the bank, half his salary to go on tbe indebtedness. In two months he managed to unload another 1 1,000 of fraudulent paper on tbut bank. THE DEAD BROTHER-IN-LAW. The Little Operation That Woke Good People of Syntcuse Up the Stracusb (N. Y.), February 20. Two years ago this month, there appeared in this city a man giving the name or It art well p. Heath. Ho called upon Lucus M. Ktnne, Secretary of the Woodlawn Cemetery As ociation, and said that his brother-in-law, J. L. Worden, had died at Ithaca, and that it was bis request that his body be buried in Syracuse. Thereupon Mr. Kinne eon, traced with the stranger for a lot. Next tbe stranger called upon the Rev. L. Mason Clarke, pastor of the Park Presbyterian hurcb, and engaged him to conduct tbe funeral services over the body of his dead brother-in-law. The man was a good talker and represented himself as a pro fessor of Cornell University. Of course Mr. Clarke agreed to act. He also gave the stranger a letter to Under taker M. Ryan, who at the time was Presl dent of the Onondaga Undertakers' Asso ciation. The stranger, with his letter from Mr. Clarke, presented to Mr. Ryan what ho said was his card. It read " Hartwell P. Heath." He also presented in verifies Hon of what he said a copy of the Ithaca JnurnnL in which appeared a death notice of John Lawrence Wordun. The bodv he told Mr. Kyan would arrive the next day. He selected a burial casket and arranged for the funeral on the most extensive and costly plan, saving that tbe arrangements at libaca were oi tbe most meager kind and that the body would probably arrive here in a rough box. He told Kyim be desired that his brother-in-law should have a tine burial and that be had aecured the services of tbe Rev. L, M. Clarke. On this representation permission was obtained to have the services at Mr. Ryan's morgue. 1 he stran- ?er next told Mr. Rvau that he had a chock or $450 on the First National Bank of Ithaca, and if he would step witn mm up to the Bank of Syracuse ho would get it cashed. Mr. Ryan did so, indorsing the check, and Heath offered mm tne mnerai expensos, but so impresseu waa .nr. njan with the man's appearance that be de clined, saying that he nv.gbl seine when tho body arrivea. 1 no cnoca was upon w. Vv. May, Casbier oi me unnuu uaua. i nat was ino last. .ui. uj nu - w. stranger. UI course me oouy oi mo brother-in-law never came. The man had evidently gone into tne counting-room 01 tbe Ithaca Joiirmw ana securea me prini ng of tbe death notice. The check came back from Itbaca in a day or two and was nrnmptlv pronounced a forgery. A de scription given of the man at tbe time was bat ne was iniriy-inrro years uiu, uvo icai seven lncnes mgn, cum dibck uair, a jet black mustache and black eyes, tie was a good talker and knew much about Cornell University. Chief of Police Wright says that be will send to Kansas for tbe man, for whom he holds a forgery warrant. Trusdell is well known in Elniira, N. Y., where, through being the editor of the TcU-jram, be made many friends. The Trkvmm management took Trusdell from the Eimira Reformatory, wbere he had served a term. Trusdell left the Idrgram shortly after he was given his absolute release and went West, where it was supposed by hia friends that he bad been very successful. Trusdell's Life in the West Would Make a - Plot for a Novel. Not Least Picturesque Chapters, Em braced in His Connection With the Midwinter Fair. INQUIRED ABOUT IDENTIFICATION. And Then He Followed Carefully Methods Laid Down for Him by a Local Banker, t!i That Frank H. Trusdell, the lata chief of the Bureau of Publicity and Promotion of the Midwinter Fair, left this city with tha purpose of engaging In wholesale forgery, In which be was apprehended in Kansas, ia shown by an interesting story of Banker Childress. His operations in San Francisco war quite extensive, but were not confined ta any one class. He laid under tribute. Judges and attorneys, concessionaires aal gamblors, bankers and street shylocks, with an impartial hand. Hia prominence in conneotion wita the Midwinter Fair put bim tn mpprt with, the railroad people, and he used them. When funds rin low he would get paasea for real .or mythical persons and scalp the at immediately. He was never without a re source to replenish his exchequer. His conference with Mr. Childress suowa that be was a cold-blooded crook. "I was walking on Sutter street about three weeks ago." said Mr. Childress, " when Trustell asked for a few momenta of my time. He started in on his question at once. 1 . " Mr. Childers, I want to ask you some thing about forgery. A friend of mine ha TUB SOW FAMOUS FIKEPLAl'B IS Till FKKsS CI.tJB ROOMS. written a novel and one of the characters obtained money by a method that some ol his crltios say is impossible. OCTMNINO BIS OWN PROGRAM Ms. "The situation is this: A man forges a) letter of identification from one bank to t) bank at some distant city. A few week after he appears at tha bank and hands the oasbler a letter of introduction. Tne cash. ier eompares the signatures of the two letters and believes them genuine. He also compares the photograph inolosed ia the bank'a letter with the man who present the second letter. They agree. The cashier is satisfied aal the stranger does business. After obtain ing a large amount he disappears and tbe letters are found to be forgeries. ' I replied that it was a very feasible plot and one that has been very frequently worked. I told bim thai banns frequently gave their customers letters of introduc tion to other banks and that the practice worked very well. "Trusdell asked me to explain it mon clearly to him. so I did. I assumed him to be a customer of my bank who wanted to go East and do some business at a place wiero we bad ao correspondent. 'If I writ to a bank at that place and say "Trusdell is good for $20,000," and inclose your photograph, they would look out for you, and when yon presented a letter of introduction from m the bank would cash your oheck for that amount. Now, if you forge my name to the first letter that went through the mail. and likewise to tbe one you present, it ia very possible mat th forgeries might ga undetected for weeks.' TUB IPSA PLEASED TRrSDELt- "This hypothetical case seemed to pleas Mr. Trusdell immensely, and I then told him bow a man from the List had worked off a check for $18,000 on a bank at Dallas, Texas, on precisely the same lines. Trusdell paid very close attention to mf explanation and said he would inform his friend, tbe novel-writer, oi wa i aaa said. i Frora what I bare read in the paper about Trusdell's doings in Emporia, he used the identical method that ha hal m explain to him with ao much clearness. One other point occur, to ms iai i im parted to him for th beneo: ol th novel-writer. He asked if It would be likely that a maa wb? in tended to obtain money by juca mao would hand a cashier a check for a targe amount the first time he presented himsetf at the bank. I told him a forger M understood bis business would not do such a thing. The case to which I Mfsrred la Da!Ia. is a case in point. The mn presented vA' eral small checks and gained an acqaaiat ,, anca with the cashier, and then sprue eve Urge check. I explained ihis a.sj W Mr;. Trusdell. and he went off thankiag ma otjj behalf of his friend. '1 thought no nor. of the occarren.- until I saw the storv in the prr. 1 flmlj met Trusdell at tbe Bankers' Confercac held about three years ago. He was tbadj, a reporter on tbe i bronirit. I met hioa ' r,j.04 quentlv at the Midwinter Fair, but had business with him. I always thought h integrity was uBlmpachsli or I saJaU m fi . . "y, V' ? t m f J " :

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