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VOL. XXXII, NO. M 3.
TESTIFIES BEFORE SENATE
QUESTIONED ON POLYGAMY
Senator Says He Would Leave the
Country If He Should Receive a
' .■ Revelation Commanding Him
to Violate Laws
By Associated Prtss.
WASHINGTON/ Jan. 21.— Under rig
orous examination concerning ht» belief
:^tn divine revelations, Senator Smoot to
, day, In . the Investigation before the
senate committee on privileges and
V Elections, said that If he should receive
a revelation from God commanding him
to disobey the laws of the land he
■would leave his country and go to some
country where the laws of the land
•were>not In conflict with the laws of
He was asked what he would do if
the revelations commanded him to re
main' in his country and violate the
laws, but he would not suppose the
' case,- Saying: -
"The God I worship is not such a
Nearly every member of the senate
committee took part in the examina
tion of Senator Smoot on the Subject of
revelations, and the witness' views
. proved highly interesting.
. He • declared that revelations may
come- to the president of the church
• but they were of binding force
only when they have been susTalned
by the people at one of the regular
church conferences. ■
The examination today covered a
variety, of subjects, Including the belief
of- the people . generally on the subject
of polygamy, the character of the
teachings ' at j the religious classes and
the use of the public schools for the
. conduct of such classes.
. „ Senator Smoot on Stand
['■''i-\ Attracted by the announcement that
. Senator Smoot would continue his tes
timony a crowd gathered early. The
; senator took the witness stand at 10:30
before proceeding he made several
..':■ : corrections Jn his testimony concern
i ing trials of apostles.
'■ (^ The .first time he heard of the plural
/' marriage of Benjamin Cluff, president
' of the Brlgham Yuung university, said
'the senator, was in 1902, when he was
told ' by. Jesse Knight. The senator
said he had heard from Mr. Knight that
':' Cluff's ne'iv plural wife was the daugh
ter of George Reynolds. Except for
the investigation of the subject, look
ing to the dropping of Cluff from the
university presidency, which was ex
plained at the hearing yesterday, the
- senator ' said he had made no further
Inquiry..* He said 'Cluff was removed
.; a. year -later and was succeeded by
George Brimhall, who the senator ad
mitted was then living with a plural
■ wife. • He said he was not present, but
would. have voted for .Brimhall If he
iJhad been at the meeting.
': ."Then the rule laid down by you,
. which would have controlled your vote
for Apostle ' Penrose, a polygamlst,
'-'./. would apply to. the election of Brim
.: hall?". . ,/
I . . ' Smoot Questioned Sharply
:'. "Ithlnk'the same rule would apply.
I do.noi think I would vote for him for
* a 1a 1 federal office."
/' The distinction he made was that
> Brimhall /had taken no plural wives
■ since the manifesto, but was living
' with a plural wffe for the reason that
his lawful wife was in an insane asy
lum. iHe' admitted first that he be
. ■ lieved Mr. Itrlmhall was violating the
spirit of the law and pressed by Chalr
. man Burrows, said that -Brimhall was
also violating the "letter of the law."
' However, the condition of the first wife
.was an extenuating circumstance.
"What," again asked Chairman Bur
rows',, "do you think it is an extenua
.:,"■. ting' circumstance for a man to marry
another woman and have children by
' i her '• because his legal wife Is In an In
"No, I hardly think that."
j Attorney Vancott Interjected that a
man. could not get a divorce in Utah
_• because his wife was insane. , Senator
Knox took up the query here. ."
, "Do you say this would be an extenua
ting circumstance In all cases of poly-,
ranilsts, or only In cases before the
: I "Only before the manifesto. For a
man to marry a wife in that way since
the manifesto would be polygamy."
' Church' Can Receive Revelations
. The elevation of Joseph F. Smith to
the 'presidency of the church .was
brought up by Mr. Taylor, and the wlt
\ ness said he voted to sustain him, and
had so voted at ojher conferences to
. anistain Smith as president.
"Do Jv>u believe the church still re
ceives revelations from God?" asked
• "I , believe the church can receive
"Who receives them?"
"I believe any good man can receive
revelations, but President Smith Is the
only, man who can receive revelations
that would be binding upon the peo
• "Do you believe that any revelation
which might be given could be superior
'to the laws of the land?" asked Senator
ICoolUiucd ac S"o«o Two.)
la\ J^o .jljL-LN • rl r/r|jr\ I^ll
MOSCOW PROFESSOR TALKS
OF REVOLT >.:
ROYALTY STANDS ISOLATED
Says All Classes Are in Favor of the
Abolishment of Autocracy and
Establishment of Represent
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, Jan. 21.— "There will be
bloodshed In Russia within two days.
"If .the great gathering of masses
before the winter palace Sunday after
noon is In some way prevented it will
take place in some other part of St.
Petersburg and I do not see how a
clash can be avoided. •
"To ( all intents and purposes a revo
lution is already In progress, for In
Russia Jt is a crime to strike and the
many thousands of worklngmen who
are on strike In defiance of the law
are actually in revolt against the gov
ernment." . ; :.V''/\
Such Is the .statement of Professor
Paul Mllyou of the University of Mos
cow, now delivering a series of lectures
at the University of Chicago.
At the home of C. R. Crane he was
found today closely scanning the news
paper reports of the latest Information
from St. Petersburg.
"All Russia," said the professor, "all
classes, peasantry, working men, gen
try—meaning educated or better class
es; all parties, groups and organiza
tions are aiming in the same direction
—for the abolishment of autocracy and
inauguration of a constitution and
establishment of an assembly elected
by the people as representatives of the,
"Opposed to this movement is the
government itself, which has no or
gajpzed defense beyond members of the
royal family; bureaucracy, which, of
course is the government machine and
"The present crisis Is a logical result
of the events that have been transpir
ing for the last twenty years. How
far the revolt will be carried on only
events can determine, j I don't believe
the army is ready to revolt, though it
Is well known that a revolutionary
propaganda has gained a strong fool
hold among 1 the soldiers."
Vatican Deems Situation Grave
By Associated Press.
ROME, Jan. 21.— 1n the re
ceived at the Vatican regarding the In
ternal situation in Russia It is an
nounced that the crisis is considered to
be a very grave one. The Russian
Catholic bishops are recommending to
their flocks prudence and abstenltion
from participation ,In the political
movement, fearing repressive measures
on the part of the anti-Catholics.
Quiet at Dortmund
By Associated Press.
DORTMUND, Jan. 21.— Only about
18 per , cent of the coal operatives are
working and. the mines are producing
very little coal. The Dortmund Union
Iron works are partly shut down. Ex
cellent order prevails. The large mines
of the Gelsenklrchen company, located
at Marten,, near Dortmund, have only
15 per cent of their men working.
Factories Are Closing
By Associated Press,
GETCHEN, Jan. 21.— Few miners here
are working and even the operatives
who. live in company houses are join-
Ing In the strike. Several manufactur
ing establishments have shut down and
others are working short time .because
no 'coal Is available.' J Belgian cqal,
delivered, is quoted at $52 per carload.
Hitherto the price was $31.25.
Strikers Keep Peace
By Associated Press.
WITTR, Prussia,. Jan. 21.— The strik
ers here are keeping_ the peace. Coal
supplies are short and large orders sent
from England are blocked at Rotter
dam because of drift ice in the Rhine.
BIBLE TEXTS CONFRONT
Pittsburg Women Post Quotations
and Copies of Scripture in
By Associated I'ress.
PITTSBPRG, Pa., Jan. 21. — Travelers
in Pittsburg soon will be greeted on
every hand by Scriptural admonitions.
Bibles are being placed before them in
public places and tracts are offered
also, through the energetic work of the
East End * branch of the Woman's.
Christian Temperance union.
In a few days all the street cars will
contain Scriptural quotations placed
before the eyes of passengers.
Already the lobbies of the biggest ho
tels and the railroad station waiting
rooms are furnished with a Bible,
which Is put In a conspicuous position.
To Protect Americana
By Associated I'iesi.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.— Secretary
of the Navy Morton has received a tele
gram from Enrique Creel, governor of
Chihuahua, Mexico, saying that he has
taken prompt measures to protect all
Americans in the section of country
where John K. Mackenzie was killed,
lla thinks the danger Is now over,
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 32, 1905.
TROOPS MASSED BEFORE THE WINTER PALACE IN ST. PETERSBURG LISTENING TO PROCLAMATION BEING READ BY CZAR
MAN IS SCALPED
BY COG WHEELS
FOUNDRY WORKMAN GROUND
Comrades See Him Slowly Drawn
Into the Vortex of Wheels—Un
fortunate Man's Life May
Be Saved ■
■.■ ■ .
Seized in a vortex of, whirling cog
wheels and unable either to assist him
self or receive assistance from others,
Max Rochon, 33 years of age, an em
ploye of the Los Angeles "Foundry
company, was whirled in. a trap of
death ' before the eyes of his terrified
comrades at the foundry early yester
day morning and escaped death only
by the merest fraction through the
ready assistance of physicians at the
Rochon was working near a network
of cogwheels and little attention was
paid to him, as he was a skilled work
man. Suddenly his comrades were
startled by screams of agony, and rush
ing toward Rochon they found him in
the clutch of the cogwheels, which had
caught him by the head. Slowly be
fore their eyes their comrade was torn
and mangled by the steel, finally being
thrown to one side in a senseless con
The man was thought to be dying
and was In terrible agony. He was hur
ried to the emergency hospital, -where
a quick examination was made and an
The scalp and upper portion of the
victim's head were literally torn to
pieces, scarcely a . scrap of skin re
maining. Down the center of. the skull
a spike of a cogwheel had caught the
unforunate man and bored a groove In
More than fifty stitches were taken
In the man's head' before he was al
lowed to be put to bed, and although
In a critical condition, hope of recov
ery is entertained.
HORSEMAN CHARGED WITH
Ar BEING CLEVER FORGER
Henry Amsel Arrested in New York
Said to Own a String at
By Associated I'ivhs. t
NEW YORK,' Jan. 21.— Through a
blunder In opening an account with the
Monroe bank under two names, Henry
Amsel has fallen into the hands of the
police on charges that he is one' of the
cleverest forgers und letter box riflyra
in the country. He is now held In de
fault'of JSOOO bonds.
Amsel is alleged to, have operated In
the east for three years, 1 but constant
search was fruitless until he was Iden
tified by an' employe of the ' Monroe
bank on the eu,st side, where |he had
opened an account In the name of a
business man. He deposited, it is al
leged^ several checks of the man's tlrm
and later appeared to draw all the
money except a few dollars..
Then the paying teller recognized him
as having some time ago been a cus
tomer under another name, and deteo
tlves were placed on Amsel's trail. His
arrest soon followed and the detectives
assert that many banks, especially on
the east side in this city, are Interested
in the capture.
Anwel is said ,to be the owner of
several horses now ' running at Ascot
park, Los Angeles.
Ascot officials say they do not know
anyone of that name.
AUTOMOBILES WRECKED ON
DAYTON A BEACH
Frank Croker, Son of Former New
York Politician, Has Leg and
, Rib Broken In an
By Associated Press.
DATTONIA, iFla.;' Jan." 21.— While
speeding his racing automobile on the
beach today Frank Croker, •• son of
Richard Croker of New York, collided
with a motor cycle chair driven by
one of the Ormond hotel help.
•Mr. Croker's leg ■ was broken. His
chauffeur Aaroul was thrown 40 feet in
the air and landed on his forehead, klll-
Ir.'U him Instantly. ■ The - chair dVlver
had both legs broken. ■
Mr. Croker was in his racer, a 180
horsepower machine,' with his mechan
ic, Aaroul, and was ..going at a mile
a minute clip. Just ; ahead of him in
the same direction coming up the
beach from Daytonia to Ormond was a
man on a motor cycle which was wob
Mr. Croker was driving his racer and
started to turn out of the way of the
motor cycie. i As he did so one of the
front tires of his machine flew off and
it rolled -into the sand. The machine
turned over three times. The machine
crushed Aaroul's* life out instantly.
"Mr. Croker went out on the second
turn and sustained a fracture of the
right leg at the knee and several ribs
were broken.' One of his ears is also
badly' torn..- ■ "•*•:••■.■■
"Mr. Croker was immediately taken to
his. apartments. and cared. for hy sev
eral physicians, .who worked for sev
eral hours, in binding tip his wounds.
The machine in turning went toward
the ocean and was -partly submerged
by the tide.- Mr. Croker rallied from
the shock and operation and will re
; Newton Stanley, the young man on
the -motor cycle,, sustained .a com
pound fracture of the left 'leg.
CHARGED WITH MURDER
Young Engineer Alleged to Have Con.
fessed to Double Killing
By Associated Press.
SPOKANE, Wush., Jan. 21.— Ralph
Gary, a young engineer,' living at Hart
line, Washington, wns arrested today,
charged ; with the murder of Judge J.
A. Lewis and wife, whose mangled
bodies were, found at their home near
Almira, December 21, 1902. , . _•*
Lewis' body was found In the house
and his wife's was covered with snow
In a stock corral near .'by. They had
been beaten to death with an us and a
club, robbery being the motive.
Clary's arrest |Is based on an alleged
confession to Elmer Fushay, a Hartline
well digger. ' Fushay claims Gary said
he murdered both and ' that his ' con
science was troubling ] him. .
Woman In Condemned Cell
, WINDSOR, Vermont,' Jan. 21.— Mrs.
Mary A. ■ Rogers, ■ condemned 'to be
hanged on February 3, was removed to
day to the death cell. Arrangement*
for the execution ' have been completed
and there |Is nothing to Indicate I that
Governor ■ Bell .will • Interfere. ! ,
ROBBERS SECURE LITTLE
,-.: ■■■■ ■■- L ■-■"
Three Masked Men Hold Up Passen.
gers on O. R. & N. Flyer, but, |
' Lose Nerve and
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Orerr-J*»i"-91^-A plan
to hold up the 0., R. & N. company's
east-bound train No. 4. known as the
Spokane : Flyer, was partially accom
plished just after the train left the
East Portland station shortly after 6
Four masked men boarded the rear
platform .of • the last car at the east
side depot. The track enters |a j dark
ravine a few hundred ffeet south of the
As the train turned into the gulch the
four men entered the "smoking compart
ment and commanded the occupants tp
throw up their hands. The thieves pro
ceeded to go through their victims,
from whom they secured about JIOO
and a gold. watch.
When these few had been robbed the
bandits' nerve seemed to have failed
them, for they stopped the train and
jumped off, disappearing in the heavy
undergrowth along the sides of the
Word was sent to the city and county
authorities, who went at once to the
bridge and quickly organized a posse,
which started in search of the thieves.
MAN WITH A RED MASK
COMMITS BOLD ROBBERY
John Ackermann of San Antonio, Tex.,
Victim cf a Desperate
John Ackermann, a young man who
lives at the Delaware hotel on South
Broadway, was held up and' robbed last
night at the corner of South Hope and
First streets, the highwayman securing
$14 In coin.
Ackermann rushed breathlessly Into
the. police station übout 1 o'clock and
reported the hold-up. • He said the
highwayman had Jumped- out of the
cucalyßtus bushes und confronted him
with a drawn pistol. After taking his
money he ordered him to move on and
not . to give any alarm on penalty of
The robber wore" a red handkerchief
over his face, was a very large, man
and gruff of voice. The- victim of the
hold-up cume to Los Angeles recently
from San Antonio, Tex. The place
described by Ackermann has many ad
vantages for highway joba.r '."'si; V, •;"»
San Francisco's New Building form*
ally Opened by Members
By Associated I'ress.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21.— The ma
rlne department und the grain board of,
the Merchants Exchange. today. moved
into their fine fourteen-story building
on . California street. Preceded •• by \ a
band, the members marched from their
old quarters Into the new, where sev
eral addresses were , made before the
resumption of business.
Besides 'being one of the most Im
posing structures on the Pacific coaßt,
the new exchange Is equipped with all
the latest devices for the facilitating of
business, and the comfort of Us mem
bers and attaches. *
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
TO BE KILLED
HAS SERVED ITS PURPOSE AS
A BUFFER -
Pure Food Bill and Other Measures
Objectionable to Ruler: Suc
cessfully Blocked by
Special to The Herald. .
■WASHINGTON, D. O, Jan. 21.— The
statehood bill, having served as long as
necessary to block the way of the pure
food bill and other measures objection
able to the dominant coterie in the
senate, is now to be given Its coup de
The Republicans, who have all along
been secretly ■ opposed to Its passage
but did not care to have the fact known
while the bill was needed as a buffer
In • the senate, are • now ■ coining . out In
the open to be counted against It.
There are sixteen of 'them, it la as
serted, and their votes added to the
thirty-three Democratic votes make up
an opposition of forty-nine, four more
than will be required to kill the bill
when the time comes for that opera
The sixteen Republicans who are
counted on as sure to vote against the
bill are j Elkins, Foraker, Bard, Alger,
Burrows, Galjlnger, Hansbrough, Hey
burn, McCumber, Stewart, Quarles,
Perkins, Long, Dick, Fulton and An
In addition there are six Republicans
regarded as doubtful: Khox, Crane,
Kittredge, Spooner, Gamble and Frye.
The latter are not counted against the
bill by its opponents, but some of them
are expected to vote against its passage
should a direct vote ever be reached.
Senator Beveridge, -who Is in charge
of the bill, has been trying for the last
two days 'to, get an agreement for a
vote, ; but, he 'has .not been successful.
When there is such an agreement the
bill will . be knocked out on a direct
vote and the' four territories will be al
lowed to maintain their present status
for, a couple of years longer at least.
* There will' not be, It Is said, any ar
rangement by which Oklahoma and In
dian .Territory will be admitted as a
state and New Mexico and Arizona left
On Monday Senator Bard of Califor
nia will make an attempt to have his
amendment accepted, j excluding those
territories from the operations of the
bill, but the move will fail.
BARBER FALLS HEIR
TO VALUABLE ESTATE
York, Pa., Man Inherits Fortune From
Uncle Who Died In Los .
Special to The Herald.
• YORK,' Pa., Jan. 21.— Charles C. Wit
helm,' an impecunious barber of tl-ls
city, was shaving a customer this
morning when he was handed a let
ter 1 by the postman.
' The' envelope was postmarked Ijos
Angeles, California. When the barber
broke the seal he found a communica
tion from a law firm of the California
city Informing him he was sole heir to
an estate valued at $35,000.
The 'estate was left by an uncle who
died recently In Los .Angeles and
named as 'his only Jhsjr Charles C.
WHhelm or York, FCT" Wllhelrn was
overcome with surprise as he had heard
nothing of. his uncle for more than 15
years. Next Wednesday he will close
his shop and leave for Loa Angeles to
claim, his estal«, ** -
St. Petersburg in Dread
of Outbusrt of
Approaches and Bridges
Are Guarded by
Workers Are Confident Soldiers
J Will Not Fire on Them butl
Turn Their Guns
Special Cable to The Herald.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 21.— The)
people are almost delirious' In the hope
of speedy emancipation. Their, dream?
their, hopes can be dispelled only at 'a
terrible cost.. ; v: V
Tomorrow, when Father Gopon has
summoned 160,000 worklngmen to 7 as
semble before the Winter palace,', may
be the bloodiest day even . In Russia's
annals. He expects at least :. : 350,000
sympathizers to join the strikers in
their demonstration. "•. ;
Tonight the city is virtually In a
state of panic, for the bureaucracy per
fectly recognizes its imminent > danger.
The military are In complete possession.
The streets are lined with Infantry, gal
loping squadrons of cavalry are seen
everywhere, all the courtyards hide
gendarmes, cordons of police and 'cos-'
sacks surround the closed factories and
mills. All the cavalry regiments have
been called in from the barracks In the
surrounding districts and are concen
trated here. ■
Every approach to the "Winter palace
Is guarded by artillerymen.'-whose guiis
are loaded with grapeahot to be fired
point' blank If the soldiers prove loyal
Into the crowds who aro seeking only,
freedom. ■ ■'. ' '
; A regiment of cavalry from Peterhof
is quartered in . the Winter . palace. At
the barracks on Basil island two bat
teries are posted, which can sweep the
main avenues .of the V manufacturing
district. Three squadrons of [ Cossacks
and a battery occupy thePettllhof Iron
works, where began/ the strike which
THE DAFS .'.HEWS
Southern California: Clearing
Sunday; light south winds, chang.
ing to west. Maximum, tempera*
ture in Los Angeles yesterday, 63
degrees; minimum, 52 degrees.
I—Smoot1 — Smoot tells of revelations.
3 — Workman host to pioneers.
A — Southern California news.
s— Tammany tiger makes hia roaiv .
1.3 — Real estate.
4.7 — Classified advertisements.
A — Editorial.
s—lnspector5 — Inspector holds his Job.
6 — Evangelists to begin work.
Senate and house vote to accept statue of.
late Senator lngalls.
William Jennings Bryan has. long- chat, with
Hepburn bill Introduced In congress; pro
vides (or government control of freight rates.
Great coal strikes spreading In Prussia.
Strike declared In great paper mills of .
Kt. Petersburg strikers prepare to make great
demonstration before winter palace.
Followers of Father Oopon say troops are In
sympathy with people and will Ore at czar'a
palace Instead of at workers.
Young engineer at Spokane accused of double
Four American killed by Yaqul Indians In
Masked robbers hold up Spokane flyer on '
.O It, & N. road.
Body of unidentified suicide found In a gum
grove east of the city limits, with all Indica
tions pointing to carbolic acid poWonln*.
Rubbish trade of lx>» Angeles Is being fought
for by Detective Bert Smith and ex-Mayor
Shipping clerk of furniture store electrocuted
In basement ot warehouse wb.Ua attempting to
light defective laniu.
"Undo Billy" Workman host at a banquet
of pioneers. Bill > i^*|MfWßWMßK<%ssy*Wl*'Sslra
Tammany Tiger makes bow In Los Angeles
Rainfall amount* to more than an Inch. - ,
Marks of Minneapolis sends out more circu
lar* concerning satan and the liev. - John
Residents of 81xth ward protest against es
tablishment of livery stable mil i»)l»*»Js*l|W
County . board of education takes the school
teacher entanglement under advisement.
City boiler Inspector on trial before , civil
ifnki coinmlulon: Is exonerated.
Breaking o( shaft on Nott 'due engine pro
vents making successful teats.
atoms water Invades basement of city ball