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'HE MAUI NEWS
-SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1909
Los Angeles Police Head
Faces Serious Charge.
Ids Angeles, April '20. Thomas
M. Rroadhead, fur n short period
chief of police of this city, was in
dicted liy tlio special Grand Jury
this nftcrnoon on a charge of having
accepted bribes from tlx1 keepers of
Former Mayor A. C Harper and
former Cliief of Police Edward Kern,
whose actions were under investiga
tion by the Grand Jury, were not
indicted, and the (irand Jury after
submitting a report of its investiga
tions finally adjourned late this
The indictment against Rroad
hcad charges "that on June 21th
- last, when Rroadhead was captain
of police, he asked and received from
Nicholas D. Oswald a bribe of S1,WK
upH the agreement and understand
ing and with the corrupt intent that
said Thomas II. Rroadhead would
not arrest, molest, prevent, restrain
or otherwise subject to police inter
ference by the said Police Depart
ment of the city of Is Angeles, or
cause or permit to be arrested ccr
tain persons whose names are un
known to the Grand Jury."
The Grand Jury concludes its re
.port in the following language:
"From the evidence adduced dur
ing this investigation it is the unan
imous belief of this Grand Jury that
large amounts of money were paid
for the protection of women to cer
tain public and former public ofli
cials of this city under investigation
other than thoseindicted. However,
owing to- the lack of suflicient corro
borating evidence we are of the
opinion it would le impossible to
convict such officials if indicted.
"Finally it is the opinion of this
Grand Jury that investigations into
official-misconduct can best be car
ried on secretly by the District At
torney without the aid of a Grand
The report jilso said the testimony
of Nick Oswald, the principal owner
of property in the red light district,
who confessed to paying large sums
of money to Mayor Harper, Chief of
Police Kern, Captain P.roadhead
and others for protection from police
interference, was of such nature that
it was rendered exceedingly vulner
able. - 7
London Is Determined
To Stop 'Joy Riding'
linndon, April 10 Imdon "joy
riding'' and automobile scorching
seem doomed. The police are now
watching the scorching taxicab and
the Police Commissioner thinks he
has found a plan that will stop
The commissioner has already
notified the omnibus and taxicab
companies that they must prepare
to adopt an automatic device which
will give audible warning the mo
ment the Sliced limit is exceeded
and hereafter no license will be is
sued to any public automobile not
bearing an automatic device that
makes an audible signal the moment
the speed limit is'cxcecded.
The police do not suggest any
; particular device, but they have
.proved its practicability by con
strutting one themselves which de
vice sounds a hooter or a Ik 11 until
the speed is reduced.
The matter has licen discussed in
Parliament and the ixlice scheme, i:
tacitly approved. The public ap
uplands the police suggestion, tht
ndnntion of which will make the
streets of Iondon safer.
. . ...
As in America, the English an
hemming tired of the automobil
scorchers. At Chester an autunio
bilist whose machine killed a woman
has limn charged with manslaughti
and his bail fixed at the extraordi
nary high sum of fc.'jO.OOO as a w.irn
ing to other scorchers.
Right, Says Evans.
Stockton, April 21). Admiral
Evan", in an interview hereto-day,
expressed the belief thnt Ca lifnruia
was right in enacting anti-Japanese
laws in respect to the schools, but
said laws designed to prevent
.Japanese owning real estate were
embarrassing to the general gov
ernment. Asked for an expression regard
ing annexation of Canada to the
United States, he said there was a
sentiment in Canada favoring it,
but would not express liis own con
victions. Admiral Evans declared that a
war with Japan was not at all pos
sible, as the Japanese hud too
much sense to engage in a conflict
with the United States. He agreed
witli llobson that there should be
more war vessels on the Pacific
Coast, but not because of any fear
of a war wit h Japan.
Notwithstanding t he :nfich that
had been said about tlie English
and German navies, when the
United Statef: battleships now mi
ller const ruction were completed,
Ur.clc Sam's navy would stand
unrivahd, the Admiral declared.
White Not to See
Paris, April 22. Arrangement
for the wedding of Count Hermann
Schorr-Tlioss and Miss Muriel
White, daughter of Ambassador
White, which was delayed by diffi
culties arising through differences
of faith, are completed.
The civil ceremony, which alone
constitutes a legal marriage., in
France, will lie performed April
25th by the mayor' of the Eighth
Arrondissement, in which the Am
bassador lives. The following day
the religious marriage will be cele
brated at St. Joseph's Church, one
of the most exclusive Catholic
churches in Paris.
As Miss While retains her Pro
testant faith, her family greatly
desired that both Protestant and
Catholic ndigious services should
follow the eivil marriage and the
bridegroom eleci and family were
in full sympathy with her.
Cardinal Koi p. liisnop of Rres.
Ian, the ilioee.'.f in which the
couple will live, declined, however,
to grant a dispensation for the
marriage except on condition that
the bridegroom retrain from at
tending any other religious cere
inonv and with the usual restric
tions concerning .the faith oj any
issue of the marriage.
Influences were brought to hear
in an endeavor to induce Cardinal
, ... ft i i
Kopp to concede the service of the
Episcopal Church, hut these failed
As the Cardinal remained obdurate,
however, Ambassador White finally
acquiesced, but as a protest against
the attitude of the cc.clesia-tical
authorities he decided to abstain
from attending the Catholic cere.
mony. With regard to his decision
"Roth my public and my private
life demonstrate mv freedom from
religious bias, but umhr the cir
cumstances, and as the representa
live of a count rv eminent fur its
religious toleration, although pre
domiiiantly Protestant. I have
decided not to attend the services
at St. Joseph's, the more so as
there are several recent precedents
for a Catholic ceremonv and one
of another denomination."
Miss White's niece, Miss Mar
garet Rutherford, daughter of Mrs
W. K. Vanih;rhilt. und Miss Lucy
Ruckler, daughter of Ambassador
White's step-brother, William II
Buckler, secretary of the American
Legation at .Madrid, will act- a
The marriage contract, which
was signed at the German Con
sulate, stipulates that the count
shall live under what is known in
Furore a the "Regime of Separa
tion of Property." The contract
contains no dow rv provision.
Alter the wedding trip the Count
- Und Countess will go to
where the Count is stationed.
low San Francisco
Wiped Out Rats.
Now tint the epidemic of plague
over in San Francisco :he
Marine Hospital Service ha issued
detailed story of how the dweas'e
as fought and wiped out.
It was a Ion?, hard fight, and
one in which there whs no prcre-
lent on which to act. It was tli'
first time the plague had ever been
fought to a finish; the first time,
in fact, that it had ever taken hold
in a civilized community where
conditions favored its spread, and
yet where there was police power,
enough over the population to put
into effective practice repressive!
methods bv which the disease
could be wiped out.
Enough had been learned of the
Ibease to know that it was carried
nly ty a certain breed of ilea
nit infected rats, which in turn
irried the disease broadcast. The
in ti-pl ague campaign became t here
on, an anti-rat-campaign.
The whole attention of the
Marine Hospital Set vice was de
voted to killing off rats, disinfect
ing premises and shins where
higue-infected rats had been
found, and prevented the breeding
ind spread of t he pests,
It was in October, 1007, that the
lovt rnor of the State of California
ppealed to the Pre-id"iit of the
United Slates and the policing of
San Francisco was turned over to
the Marine Hospital Service. It
as after the earthquake and lire
in Sa"n Francisco, and the city was
in course of rebuilding.
The work was under the general
charge of Surgeon Ruiiert Hint of
the Marine Hospital Service. He
hal under him 10 commissioned
llicers, 13 assistant surgeons, :J1
inspectors, 5(i assistant inspectors,
102 foremen and ")13 laborers.
Money was a great consideration
and the citizens' coniiuitt.ee raised
$150,000 for the campaign, and
the Hoard of Supervisors appro-
pi iatcd at first $:,U,U(M) a month,
ind afterward $11,000 a. month,
for the same purpose. The city
was divided into districts and the
listrirts were subdivided, the work
men opeiatmg in ganus of five
;ieh, under a competent foreman.
I'he men were promoted and de
moted in accordance with 'heir
fficiency, and the whole system
was inn on a militarv basts.
Some idea of the amount of work
lone may be gleaned from the re
cord of the campaign. Lp to June
30, l!ll)S, there had been MO cases
of plague and sw cut v-seven deaths.
fhis by no means represented the
number of ca.'es that had to be in
spected and passed on by the sur
geons. There were 1,080 cases suspected
of plague that had to be examined;
5,'.)7o inspections of the dead weie
made to determine whether or not
they had died from plague. There
wen; A,."i20 houses disinfected, and
proportionate number of sanita ry
The men were provided with rat
traps and a tolul catch ot 11.5,01
rats w.as reported. Then' were
00,700 examined for plague. Of
these it was found that .'5011 wire
There were 7 ,000,00 poison baits
spread, in course mere was no
means of telling how inanv of
these baits took effect. Hut there
were 700,000 dead rats discovered
tliatimi in the bav alter one rain
storm that Unshed the sewers.
The shipping in the harbor was
disinfected with sulphe' fumes
There were 2,70(1 vessels fumigat
ed, on average of nine for every
day of the campaign, including
Sundays and holidays. There was
consumed 020.000 pounds of sul
pher and 4,312 gallons of alcohol.
Jt was not uncommon at the be
ginning to clean up 1(K) dead rats
from a fumigated vessel. In a few
cases there ;;00, and even 500.
After the fust fumigation the
number rapidly decreased and the
vessels were soon free, not only id
rats mid itiee, but of all sorts of
Elbert Hubbard Writes of
the Classes and Masse?.
There seems ever to be a tendency
on the part of small philosophers to
divide humanity up into classes.
We are set down as good or bad,
great or ordinary, bond or free,
learned or illiterate, aristocrat or
plthian, handsomeor homely, saved
or lost .
In addition to these classes We
have the masses.
The masses are the great undis
solved residuum 1 1 1 jx'ople who go
about their business and neither
pray on street corners nor preach
To them bahesare bnriivand head-
liners do, not screech nor do the
They visit, but t he society columns
arc not iiurdened with names ot
They die, and the bulletins give
Yet it might be difficult to find a
man who at the tribunal of his own
heart would confess that he belonged
to the masses.
We talk gljbly about giving a
helping hand to the masses, elevat
ing the masses, nt ver once admit
ting that we, like all others, are but
a molecule ill God's masses.
And a pect'ilar thing about this is
that the men who talk most alxmt
"elevating the masses'' are often
puny little Imw-leggcd parties who
themselves are merely pensioners on
a patient world.
If there is any better way to help
the masses than by going quietly
about your work ami setting a good
example, 1 have not seen it.
Each man thinks his own experi
ence unique, peculiar, distinctive;
he belongs to a class, of course, but
a very small and select class, .lust
as all lovers are sure that such love
as theirs never lie fore existed, ex
cept, mayhap, on the stage or in a
And thus adown the centuries
from the days of Solomon and his
Shnlamite shi phcrdess lovers have
strolled hand in hand, chanting the
lovers litany, "Love like ours can
Ami so we are all labeled ami
pigeon-holed,, dune up into bundles,
ami those that cannot lie disposed
of handily are dumped into the
Hut if we snatch from Cronus a
little leisure anil thlliK it over, we
will f i ml that all things are com
parative; there is U'i standard of
lotlness, nor of greatness, nor of
freedom, nor of beauty, nor of aris
The man we think is sa veil is only
partially saved, and the if Mow whom
we chalk -mark "damned" may wel
come us in heaven, it by chance we
should i ver, on a fluke, gi t there.
Conditions are transient ; life is in
i state of Mux ; classes are all to a
large extent lilt re gum labels.
Caste is an idea founded on a f.il-e
hyjxithesis, ami in the -world's
inarch is often toppled by a mob be
tween cock-crow n i it 1. sun up. The
gradations we seem to see are more
appan nt than real .
On close Inspection We find the
gn at man not so great as we thought
ami the stupid man not quite so
dull as he appeari d. The difference
in men is mostly in their ability to
get their goods in the front windows
Life ftr the many is a window
IT COULD TALK.
D yen st II p-p-p-parrots?"
asked a man with a bad impedi
ment. , .
"Yes, sir. We have a very good
"Can they t-t-t-talk?"
"Yes. sir. This one here 1 can
"Can it t-t-t-talk w w-'well?"
'You are quite sjire it can t-t-t-talk
"My gootl sir, if it could not talk
belter than you I should have
twisted its neck long ago," silid tin
exasperated bird fancier.
Tillman Goes to
Washington, April 20 --Senator
Tillman of South Carolina paid bis
first visit to the White House to-day
in seven years, nnd received a cor
dial greeting from President T.ift.
Senator Tillman's appearance in
the executive offices created a sen
sfdion. The Senator walked to the
White House unaccompanied, but
left with Senator Rveridge of In
diana, riding to tlnCapitoI with the
latter in his automobile.
Hooker T. Washington was wait
ing to see the President when Sena
tor Tillman arrived The South
Carolinian was immediately shown
into Mr. Taft's office. The call was
purely of a social nature, it was de
"I came," said Senator Tillman,
"to see if the office-seekers had fried
any fat olT the President, but they
have not fried a pound
Asked why he had never visited
the White House in the last, Sena
tor Tillman replied :
"I waited until a gentleman got
"It's not nect'ssary to make a
nine-days' wonder out "f uiy visit
to President Taft,'
sai.l Mr. Till
man, after his rctf!m from the
Capitol. "We have always been
good friends, and I frequently went
to see him when he was Secretary of
War. Whether he has inherited his
office from President Roost velt or
been elected by the people, there is
no reason for any one to suppose he
has inherited Roosevelt's mean
ness." It was Tillman's first view of
Hooker T. Washington. "1 was
curious to see him," said Tillman,
"because it enabled me to draw my
own conclusions as to the percentage
of white blood there is in him. It
is over one-half. .
"Hooker Washington is consider
ed a great negro, and he has great
intellectual powers. If he had not
been engaged with a lot of people
about him I should have gone up to
him and chatted with him. I would
like to discuss the race question with
Hooker Washington. I would like
to ask him a lot. of questions.''
Lucky Land Winner
Rebuffs Dan Cupid.
Gregory (S. D.), April la All
ees in South D i k . t u:n next
week to buxom May Melsei of Ken-,
in bee, former schoolma-am ami
ranch owner, now in the liiin-liidit
as the lucky woiii.an w ho drew No.
1 in Uncle Sam's big land lottery of
Tripp county home-stead. When at
0 o'clock on the morning of April
1st the prospective claimhoMcrs
lined Up to select the quarter Section
they liked the best, Mrs. Melsef
headed the procession.
This plucky young woman, who
is a product of the breezy prairies,
already has "spitted'' what is said
to be the best pa reel of land in the
lit. She w ill establish resilience up
on her farm imniediati ly. She has
already made arrangements to have
it plowed and will put it into flax.
Since she drew the lucky number,
Mrs. M. Iser has had hundreds ,,f
oilers of marriage. The first thing
she did was to divorce her husband
on grounds of infidelity, However,
he has not seemed impressed with
anv of her numerous suitors and as
he is abundantly self-reliant, she
will run her own ranch to suit her
She is thirty-two years old, has
brown eyes and light hair and is of
medium height and rather plump.
She received a good education and,
for five years taught school in Doug
There were over 11 l,0;IO original
applications for homesteads at this
opening. Six thousand of these
names were drawn, but many of the
last few thousands will not attempt
to prove up on claims. It is declared
there are not more than :,(Mt claims
Pine Job Printing ut tho
Maul Publishing Co.
New Mexico Puts a
Tax on Drunkards.
Santa Fe (N. M). Aptil 11.
That is the latest slap to the
poor, defenseless imbiber, recently
handed out by the New Mexico
State Legislature. Trust the
Greaser State for being original,
but the latest bill, compelling a
man to have ti license to buy a
drink, beats all of the best prohibi
tion movements four ways from
Heretofore saloon-keepers have
been compelled to have a licence
and their patrons had to ' show
nothing but theVoin or its equiva
lent in bar checks, but if the new
ruling goes through all of the
horizontal bar experts, even the
gumshoe stews, will have to show
their little licenses before the
white-vested gentlemen with the
diamonds will set out the "bing
hing" Can you imagine a party of hard
working, horny-handed sons of toil
rushing into a booze ramp ' and
flashing their little permits before
they can speak feelingly to the
What chance will hubby have to
tell wifey he doesn't touch the vilo
stuff if she, on frisking his pockets
during the silent watches of the
night, digs up his permits? Hubby
will have to keep it in the safe at
the office or have it checked at the
door if he wants to get away with
any more of that strictly moral
Kills Daughter of U. S.
. Consul for Her Fortune.
Paris, April 10. News reached
the American Consulate yesterday
of the at'empted murder of Mrs.
Calliope, who was Miss Marie"
(irigson, the elder daughter of the
United Stales Consul at Athens.
The crime was committed by her
brother-in-law, Lieutenant '1 rifos,
of the King's Guards, who only a
few months ago married Miss Ella
Grigson, the voungest daughter of
the Consul The wedding was? the
event of the social season in
At 1 1 ns, Prince Andrew of Greece
acting as best man to the young
officer. ' '
Mrs. Cod iope recently entered
into possession of a large fortune
1 -ft by her late husband, who was
one of tht
wealthiest merchants of
( i recct
Lieutenant Trifos' det'er-
mined to make away with 'his
sister-in-law in order that his wife
should inherit the Calliope fortune.
He persuaded tie widow to go'w'ith
him for a'dtive in the Outskirts of.
Athens. Once ouisi.lc. the city the
lieiiienant. and nis coachman stun
ned tin woman with blows on the
head and tiire.i her into a cistern.
They were .- n by three guards,
who tired on I i ni, but the ' crimi
nals managed to escape.1 Mrs.
Calliope was icscued in a dying
TllEY HAD MET.
Excuse mi , ' said the absent
minded pro ft ssor, "but haven't we
met bt ton ? Your face is strangely
'"Yes," answered the young lady,
"our ho.-ttts introduced us just 1k
"Ah, yes," rejoined the profes
sor "1 was jKisitive I had seen you
somewhere; I never forget a face."
"T thought you said he sail;
"Hut he has no voice."
"It's comic opera he sings
He That fellow over there
cheated me out of a cool fifty thou
sand. She I low could he?.
He Wouldn't let me marry hid