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VOL. XXXII, NO. 101.
CLAIM THE LEAD
THE SENATORIAL SITUATION IS
- STILL UNCHANGED
BALLOTING TO BEGIN TODAY
Believed That Flint Will Show the
Greatest Strength, With Bard
Second, Fisk Third, Knight
F.ourth, Oxnard Fifth
Bpeelal to Tho ITerald.
SACRAMENTO, Jiui. 9.— There Is ab
solutely no change In tlui senatorial
Fltuation, although the ah- Is blue with
81l sortH of gosplp. Tiie different as
pirants continue to toot their own
horns and claim everything In sight,
but tho question Is us far from being
settled ns It was a week ago.
.'ln the Flint camp today there was a
revival meeting on the occasion of the
arrival of M. H. Flint, postmaster of
IiOB Angeles and brother of the candi
date, and other Angelenoa Interested In
the Flint boom. This sudden Influx of
politicians, however, has not turned
the color of the legislative votes.
When the legislature convenes to
morrow morning the first step toward
making a United States senntor during
the session will be taken. While It Is
a foregone conclusion that the first bal
lot will result In the election of no one,
it Is generally believed that Flint will
show the greatest strength, with Bard
a'close second. Flsk will probably
come third, Knight fourth and Oxnard
fifth. ' '?•'., ';
The San Diego members of the legis
lature may vote for U. S. Grant, jr.,
who Is believed to be in "a receptive
mood." At the headquarters of the dif
ferent senatorial candidates today there
jWUJfi evidence of "things doing." All
expressed themselves confldentof the
' result. The Flint forces any, "There's
nothing to It but Frank," while the
Bard people are on their dignity and
assert, "We believe our chances better
than the rest and unless something un
foreseen happens the senator^ will be
re-elected by a siife majority on the
third or fourth ballot."
.>'.; Oxnard declines to give out nny fig
'; ures 1 - and Knight and Fisk say they
?■ have .."just, as good a'thahce as anyonfi
' '^[ Bard Stock Advances
,-i Bard Stock advanced a few points
tonight i when it was announced that
tho day had resulted, ln two converts to
the senator's cause. This was followed
b.v a careful' estimate of tomorrow's
vote on the first ballot, which places
Bard in the lead. The figures are:
Bard, 27 votes; Flint, 23; Knight, 21;
F!sk, 11; Oxnard, 7; scattered, 20. The
"messages exchanged . between George
Knight and Senator Perkins are the
subjects of much comment, although
it is not thought the northern candi
date has profited much by the move.
Tonight the Flint people had a big
hurrah, and after a closed-door con
ference with Walter Parker they
visited the headquarters of the sena
.So far as known they did not succeed
in winning maiiy votes, although it is
said Assemblyman Frank IX. Devlin of
Vallejo, one of the recognized leaders
of the lower house, is a new addition to
the Flint camp.
: Knight's Letter From Perkins
Today George Knight received a long
letter from Senator Perkins, under the
date of January 3, beginning "My Dear
, George';" and ending with a reference
loathe senatorial contest. The letter,
which, with private maUer eliminated,
was passed around tonight to prove
that the senior senator is also "hands
off," is in part as follows:
, "I hear -from our mutual friends in
California that your senatorial chances
are. very bright. lam jsure that there
is none more interested in your success
and good fortune than myself. In this
connection it may not be improper for
nic to state that I have received nu
merous telegrams and letters from
friends of other candidates for the sen
atorship who wish me to make declar
ations in their fevor, but I have stated
that you were my personal friend and
that you had not asked me to declare
in your fuvor, but simply to state that
you would be an acceptable colleague.
Your action In this respect has been
most gpnerous in relieving me from the
emVflrrassment with my personal col
league, as you know my feeling of
friendship toward yourself.
"GEORGE C. PERKINS."
Before receiving the letter Mr.
. Knight stated that he had forwarded a
telegram to Washington asking Sena
tor Perkins for an expression of his at
titude toward him.
Jt has practically been decided who
will > make the nominating speeches in
both houses on behalf of the various
candidates. In the senate Halm will
nominate Flint*/ Selvage will Bpeak for
Knight; Ro well will talk for Bard and
JTVolfe will rise for Flsk. In the as»em
'jblyJiiouser will place Flint in nomina
tion;'Rolley will appear for Knight;
either Cromwell or Dorsey will present
tho nanie of Bard, and Fisk will be
nominated by Jones:
Oxuard steadfastly refuses to declare
who will make his nominating speeches
in' either house.
Samuel Shortrldgo arrived In Sacra
mento tonight. He Is said to be a.
Flint man, but his brother, Senator
(Continued on !*»«« Two.).
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INTERESTS UNITE AGAINST
BUSINESS MEN HEAVY LOSERS
Merchants Say Present Conditions
Are Intolerable — Committee
to Seek the Best
At a. RHthprlng of business men rep
resenting many of the civic and com
mercial liitpivslfl of Los Angeles, held
In the nsrembly room of tho chamber
of commerce yesterday afternoon, pre
liminary action wan taken to provide
w&ys and means to keep tlrs business
streets of the city free of dust and In
a sanitary condition.
After extended discussion a recolu
tlon was adopted directing that a com
mittee of thi«e from each of the civic
organ lotions be appointed to meet find
formulate a practical plan to' H<l the
city of the dust nuisance permanently,
the plan to be presented to the city
council for approval and action.
The following attended the confer
erence: Percy 11. Clark, Byron Erken
brecher, A. K. Pomeroy, F. *\v. Flint,
ji\, and Herbert Burdette, representing
the realty board; H. B. Gurley and
Fred L. Alles, the chamber of com
merce; C. D. Wlllard, the Municipal
league nnd the Jobbers' association;
Maj. K. F. C. Klokke, president of me
art commission; Secretary F. J. Zee
handelaar and 11. W. Frank of the
Merchants and Manufacturers' associa
tion; Chief Engineer Kurtz, represent
ing the Los Angeles electric railways;
K. C. Whitmer, J. A. Falrchlld. Dr. Lc-
Moyne Wills, E. Goode, Theodore I.
White, N. O. Whims, F. AY. Mattern,
CM. Staub, J. B. Konner, F. E. Ken
dall, A. C. Bruce, F. D. Owen, J. W.
Eckles; Harry Callender, Dr. William
Dodge, Col. George De L,aVerne,
Jnnies Hanley, street superintendent,
To Fight Dust
Byron Erkenbfecher, who presided,
said the conference had been called to
consider the question of the best
method of keeping the streets clean
and : free from dust.' He said members
of the realty board and others in the
I'eal -estate V business^ are ■■" the" first to
hear the complaints of the- tourists as
to -the conditiovtSs^f the streets, and
that they do not' fail to say what they
Percy H. Clark, who had suggested
the meeting, said the dust had been
forced on him; that the dust had ruined
tho goods of merchants, It gets In the
eyes and throats of the people and that
tire railroad people had told the
speaker that often tourists had come
into" the offices asking- for tickets so
they could get out of the city as quickly
ns possible; The speaker said the down
town district should be cleaned first,
from Temple to Tenth streets, down
Main, Spring, Broadway and Hill, and
as taxpayers the people will stand by
the superintendent of streets.
Hanley Needs Men
James Hanley, street superintendent,
said there are only twenty-two hand
sweepers and two steam sweepers now
in service. He said: "The dirt upon
the business streets is carried down
from the hills; we must use water to
care for the dust; the dust Is certainly
a great Injury to the merchants; if the
streets are too wet the steam sweepers
cannot take up the dust, j The board
of supervisors of San Francisco fa
vors hand sweeping, and It costs $20 a
mile to keep the streets clean. We are
up against It, gentlemen, and It is up
to you to devise ways and means to
meet conditions. I have been In office
only a week. Later I may have somf>
recommendations to offer. Present
methods may be changed; I believe In
doing the work by wards. The depart
ment needs more men; n,ow there Is
only one hand sweeper for two blocks.
A week ago the city council dropped
112 men from the pay roll and five of
them were from my department. I be
lieve the city council will do the right
thing. We hays to face the music and
do the best we can."
F. J. Zeehandelaar said he was sur
prised to learn that there are but twen
ty-two men to sweep the streets. He
urged that the streets be put in a clean
and decent condition, and added that
he believed that If the city was short
of money the merchants and property
owners would stand an assessment of a
dollar or two a month to keep the dust
off the streets. He alluded to the prac
tice of some saloon keepers and mer
chants who, he said, swept the dirt
from their places of business Into the
streets in violation of existing ordl
dances, and he also condemned the
practice of permitting hackß and ex
press wagons to stand on the principal
Dr. Wills saiil there la no reason why
the streets should be made a livery
stable. He suggested that the streets
be flooded wlth'water once a week at
night by the firemen.
H. W. Frank said he had become ex
asperated at the. wretched condition of
the streets. The way to clean the
streets Is to clean them. The present
ay h ten i does no good. - The men do not
pick up the mud and dirt. The busi
ness streets need attention at once. If
(Cvnt timed ou fag* Two.)
LOS ANGELES KERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1905.
DUTIES OF OFFICE
MISSOURI'S' EXECUTIVE IS
INAUGURATED r , i
FLAYS BRIBERY IN ADDRESS
Declare* Legislator* Who Barter
Votes for Gain Are Intolerable
and Must Suffer Just
By AnooliUd Prc«i,
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. £».—
Every train arriving today added to
the already large crowds of people who
had assembled from various parts of
the slate to attend the inauguration of
Joseph W. Folk as governor of Mis
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bryan and
30 other guests, among them proml
tnent democrats and their wives, were
Previous to the Inauguration ceremo
nies', Mr, and Mrs. Folk were guests
of honor at a breukfast given at the
gubernatorial mansion by outgoing
Promptly at noon Mr. Folk was In
augurated. The ceremonies took place
In the house of representatives, which
had been aproprlately decorated. ' Gov
ernor Folk In his inaugural address
said In part: "Partisanship Is a good
thing sometimes, but patriotism Is a
better thing all the time. Par
tisanship Is well enough when It does
not conflict with patriotism; but pa
triotism Is a higher virtue than parti
"Some of you are democrats, some
are republicans,, all are Mlssourlans.
In the discharge of official duties let
us be Missourlans before we are any
thing else. .•• Do not forget that you
will be aiding the party you may be
long to most by giving the public the
highest service. You cannot help your
party by Injuring the public. One may
be in private life a democrat or repub
lican, but when he steps into public
office he becomes a public servant— a
servant of all the people.
"When you come before the people
to give an account of your stewardship,
the account must bo for public service,
and not for party work. 'Your party
nominated you, the people elected you
hereto serve thia people and. by, that
service you will reflect credit or dis
credit on your party. You are.here
as legislators, not as politicians, and *.ie
welfare of the state should ever be .
your first, consideration. If the pub
lic wealjishould conflict with party
advantage or personal ambition the
public good should prevail.
"If there be any corruption during
this session of the general assembly It
would be a disgrace to the state and a
reflection on every man In this body
and upon every official in the state gov
ernment. It is too often the tendency
of. good men in legislative bodies to
close their eyes to things of this na
ture, satisfied with their own honesty,
but forgetting that It Is as much their
duty to protect and defend the honor of
the state as It is their own honor.
Deals With Vote Selling
"The legislator who Hells his vote
traffics in the honor of a sovereign
people and prostitutes the trust reposed
In him. There can be no offense which,
if allowed to go on, Is fraught with
graver consequences. It is more fatal
to civil life than any other crime, for
it pollutes the stream of law at Its
"It makes the passage of laws mere
matters of bargain and sale, thwarts
justice, enthrones Iniquity and renders
lawful government Impossible. If all
official acts were for sale we would
have a government not of, for and by
the people, but a government of, for
and by the few ..with wealth enough to
purchase official favor. It Is the highest
duty of every legislator, of every of
ficial and of every citizen to do all that
he dan to eradicate this evil, which is
the greatest enemy to free government
nnd the greatest danger that confronts
this nation today.
Money Not the Only Bribe
"It is not always by taking money
that an official may prostitute his
trust. He does it whenever he uses
the power given him to be exercised
for the public good for any other pur
pose. An official can embezzle public
power as well as public money. One
in public office has no more right to
use his official powers for personal
ends than he would have to put his
hands into the public treasury to pay
a private debt.
' "In order to aid In the Investigation
of rumors of corruption, laws should
be enacted compelling witnesses to
testify as to their knowledge of bribery
transactions and exempting such wit
nesses from prosecution for any mat
ters directly or indirectly growing out
of Buch testimony.
"When a legislator accepts a pass
he puts it in the knowledge of the
representative of the railroad that he
has violated the law and is subject to
Indictment. This knowledge can be
used by the railroad representative to
club the legislator into submission to
"It Is proper that railroads and all
Interests, quasi public and public,
should have the right to appear before
legislative committees and present rea
sons for or against the passage of any
(Continued uu I'mcq i'nu.V
JOSEPH W. FOLK, INAUGURATED GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI
RUEF CLAIMS TO
FOLLOWERS SAY HE HAS THE
BALANCE OF POWER
Assertion Made That He Does Not
Want Senatorial Election Him. -
self, But Can Direct Thirty.
Special to The Herald.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. " 9.— The first
real sensation of the legislative session
was sprung tonight when Abe- Ruef,
the Republican political boss of San
Francisco, arrived here. He immedi
ately held a conference I with fifteen
northern legislators, after which it was
announced that Ruef is not a candidate,
but that his forces hold the balance of
power and are in a position to name
the senator. Invitations are said \to
have been extended to twenty-two as
semblymen and senators to attend the
Ruef meeting, but only fifteen respond
ed. The Ruef people claim, however,
that they can control thirty-five votes,
which, if correct, would elect almost
any candidate they are cast for. Ruef
says he is not a candidate himself, but
that he may accept a complimentary
vote on the first ballot. He claims he
advUed his followers to center upon a
candidate and stand by him. Another
conference will be held tomorrow'morn
ing, at. which the Ruef men are ex
pected to designate their choice of can
Much excitement hns been caused
over the claims of Ruef and. his sup
porters and the San Francisco boss is
the busiest man in Sacramento, Judg
ing from the manner he Is sought by
the managers of the different aspir
SUICIDE AT ORANGE
L. D. Beard, a Painter, Hangs Himself
in Fit of Despondency :
Special to The Herald.
SANTA ANA, Jan. 9.— L. D. Beard,
aged 35, a painter of Orange, commit
ted suicide at 6 o'clock this evening by
hanging himself In a woodshed, where
his wife dlseovered^hlm a few minutes
later. Despondency is given as the
cause of the deed. Deceased was a
member of the Knights of Pythlus and
leaves a widow and small daughter.
His father and mother live in Los An
Impressive Naval Inspection
By Associated Press.
FORT MONROE. Va.. Jan. 9.— The
Inspection of the battleship coast and
Caribbean squadrons by Secretary of
the Navy Morton and Admiral Dewey
was one of the most Imposing naval
spectacles witnessed In Hampton roads
In many years. <
ADAMS TO TAKE
UP DUTIES TODAY
WILL BE INAUGURATED AS
After Severe Fight, Peabody's Nomi
nations of . Goddard and Bailey
as Judges Were Confirmed j
in the Senate:
By Associated Press. .
' DENVER, Colo., Jan. 9.— With the
exception of the contest for the gover
norship, which will be filed by Gover
nor Peabody on "Wednesday, and' the
hearing of which will continue through
several weeks, the political troubles of
Colorado that are of particular interest
to the outside world, have been settled, 1
and Al va ■ Adams will be inaugurated
as governor tomorrow.; ' . , - ' ,
'■ The last battle was waged today In
the senate, when Luther M. Goddard
of Denver and George W. Bailey .of
Fort Collins, who were nominated by
Governor Penbody for the", supreme
bench, were confirmed . after ■ a . hard
The Democrats claim that Inasmuch
as the two appointments are not effec
tive until April, Governor Peabody had
no legal right to name them but should
allow Governor Adams ■ to. make the
selection! An effort will probably be
made at some later j time ■to induce
Governor Adams to appoint two men
in place of Goddard and Bailey. The
appointments conllrmed today will
make the political complexion of the
court seven Republicans and two Dem
The inauguration of Governor Adams
tomorrow will be in the simplest man
ner. There will, by the request of the
governor-elect, be no military display
and it is believed that the entire cere
mony will last but a few minutes.
Governor Peabody issued a statement
to the public tonight in which he
claimed that he had been fairly re
elected and stated that it was his pur
pose to Inaugurate a contest.
WILL EXTERMINATE SERIS
Governor Ysabel Plans Another Expe
dition Against Cannibals
By Associated Press.*
TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 9.— The mili
tary expedition sent to Tiburon Island
by the Mexican government under
command of Governor Ymibel has re
turned to Guaymas. Governor Ysabel
reports having given battle to a force
of Sell Indians, in which some forty of
the Indians were killed. A number of
women and children were taken pris
oners and brought to Guaymas. .
A second expedition will start for the
island this week with the object of
vQinpletely exterminating the Indians.
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
REMIND HIM OF HIS PLEDGE
TO SUPPORT BARD
Republican Club Adopts Resolutions
Calling His Attention to Con.
ditions Under Which He
;. Was Nominated
By Associated Frera.
SAN BERNARDINO, Jan. 9.— At a
special meeting of the Colton Repub
lican club tonight the following reso
lution was unanimously adopted and
ordered sent to Speaker F. C. Prescott
"F. C. Prescott, Sacramento—Where
as, your nomination (for assembly) was
by acclamation, and in you was reposed
the highest personal ' trust possible to
be' given by the convention which
"Whereas, In response to that trust
you, without mental reservation, prom
ised to further the will of that con
vention, by resolutions expressed, for
the re-election of . Hon. Thomas R.
Bard to the United States senatd and
as a further pledge you earnestly in
voked the punishment of Almighty God
if you did not; '
"Resolved,' That we demand of you
fulfillment of your pledge."
The resolution is signed by E. A.
Pettijohn, chairman of the San Ber
nardino county convention, and presi
dent of the Colton Republican club, and
by M. ■ C.I Butterfleld, secretary pro
PENNSYLVANIA GIRL WAS
PRISONER OF COSSACKS
Miss Mabel Crewe en Route Home
With Fiance, Who Went
to Her Ale 1
By Associated Prsss.
SEATTLE, Jan. 9. — Miss Mabel
Crewe, the Pennsylvania girl who as a
trained nurse with the Japanese army
was captured by Russian Cossacks Oc
tober 17 at Maeampho, Korea, and held
as a prisoner of war for six days,
passed through this city today en route
to Pennsylvania. She was accompanied
by Walter Conrad, her fiance, who
when news of her capture was cabled
to this country traveled post haste to
the Orient to succor her.
Miss Crewe was released by Inter*
vention of the Japanese military
authorities. Miss Crewe reports that
she was treated without discourtesy by
the Cossacks. The experience has,
however, unnerved her, and she Is not
well. She comes of a wealthy Penn
TO DEEP REFORMS
WILL HOLD PECULIAR PLACE
AS INTERIOR MINISTER
MUCH IS EXPECTED OF HIM
Russian Prisoners Start for Japan
and Are Treated With Greatest
Consideration by Little ,
US Amsncintoil Fresft
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 9.— M. "Wltt»
as Minister Hvlatopolk-Mlrsky's succes
sor nnd holding a position in the coun
cils of Emperor Nicholas approaching
Gen.'l^oris Mellkoff's during the trying'
Nihilistic days of Alexander II may be'
one of the startling results of tHe con
test waging over the question of In- "
The popular Idea has been that Prince
Svlatopolk-Mlrsky and M. Witte were
acting In harmony in this matter, but
the, Associated Press learns from the
highest source that exactly theoppo-'
Bite ia the fact. They can more prop
erly be described as rivals and oppo
nents than as friends.
M. Witte prevailed in tho matter, of
the imperial manifesto, the hazy terms
of which did not meet with Prince
Sviatopolk-Mlrsky's views. ■ According
to the hitter's friends, the contest was
resumed Immediately upon the conven
ing of the committee of ministers,': the
prince finding JM. Wltte opposed to the
proposition to Invite In a consultative
capacity the various classes Interested
in the reforms.
The prince's friends believe M. Witte
at heart would go farther than the
former, but that it suits his present
purpose to adopt a more conservative
attitude until all the reins of power are
firmly in his own hands.
Under the circumstances the prince/
whose health is really greatly im
paired and who is a plain-spoken nian;
unschooled in the art of Intrigue,^ feels
himself unequal to the task of continu
ing the contest and has confided to his
friends within twenty-four hours that
he prefers to retire.
PREPARE FOR PRISONERS
Ja"ps Make Ready 7 to ReceiveCaptlvtS"
! ' .'i ; : From Port Arthur . '^.;V^
By Associated Press.
TOKIO, Jan. 9, noon.— The Japanese,
who express great admiration for Gen
eral Fock and other officers for refus
ing parole and standing by the' men
of their army, are busily preparing, to
receive the Russian prisoners from
Port Arthur. The first batch of 30,
000 are expected to arrive at Mojl and
Shemonosekl shortly.; After disinfec
tion they will be sent to Kure, and
probably to Matsuyama, Nagoya,
Hlmeji, Kyoto, etc.'. The generals will
be treated in the best possible manner.
(Continued on I'age Two.)
THE DAFS. NEWS
Southern California: Cloudy,
unsettled weather, with showers
Tuesday; fresh south winds. Max.
imum temperature in Los Angeles
yesterday, 58 degrees; minimum,
I— Aspirants all claim the lead.
2 — Wants to annul Duke's marriage
3 — Severely attacks district attorney.
A — Names judges for new court.
s—Police5 — Police to drive out negro clubs.
6— Editorial. •■;.- V;-_;-.:V ;-_;-.:
7 — City news.
B—Classified8 — Classified advertisements.
9 — Southern California news.
12 — More money for city employes. ,
Senator Moriran maki-s Bl»ech In opposi
tion to statehood bill.
Inaugural bal* In Pension building.
Secretary Morton urges that quarantine •
station at Han Diego bo moved to a new site.
ISniftneer's report sent to congresii, ursine
government control of Colorado river water*.
Detachment of l'ort Arthur garrison be
glna journey to Japan.
M. Wltte Is Miccvaimr to Interior Minister,
Svlatopolkmtrsky. Will advocate sweeping
.Mv« Adams will bo Inaugurated today as
governor of Colorado.
Situation in Neiiuloriitl content remains
unchanged. Hullullng will begin today. ■ .
lluef claims to hold balance of power In :
Methodist ministers hear marvelous tales
of metaphysical healing.
All Interests unit* in war huh.lih.l du»t
Convention of tho State Building Trades
council lv session.
Attorneys for O. M. Carpenter, charged
with murder, challenge good faith of prose
Woman la twice divorced from her hus
Woman seeks to enjoin her lmuband from .
squandering her fortune
l.on Angeles Traction company offers re
ward for capturu of Wentlake park holdup
New- motor for Capt. Baldwin's airship
Is marvel of power.
Young mother dies, leaving child In charge .
of girlhood classmates. ■■ .
Interurban electrlo railway terminal sta
tion to he opened this week.
Col. Henry Keller, a hero of the south,
puma away. '
Police to drive out negro clubs.
Council recalls propoaed gaa ordinance
Council paswis salary ordinance Increas
ing i>»y of city hall employes. .-.,„
BuiM-rliitendenl lUiiUy opens campaign
for belter streets.
City Treasurer Workman uska city ta uuy,
Uu Kraal cola safus.