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. VOL. XXXIII, NO. 49.
Engineers Decide on
Verdict .Result of Long
American Members of the Consulting
Board Were for Some Tims
Strongly In Favor of ths
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.— By a voto
of 8 to 6 today the board of consulting
' engineers of the Isthmian canal com
mission, a body which, if President
Roosevelt realized his hopes, embodies
the greatest and most representative
engineering talent In the world, placed
itself on record as favoring the con
struction of the Panama canal on a
• sea level. This decision represents
the outcome of nearly three months'
hard work. Early In September en
gineers gathered fro.n all parts of the
world, for the president, desirous to
t avail himself of the best talent, as
well as to avoid adverse foreign criti
cism In the future, had called on the
governments of five great nations dis
tinguished for the successful construc
tion of great hydraulic works, to send
each one of their best engineers to as
sist the American engineers In the mo
mentous question of constructing the
Panama canal at sea level or at a
greater altitude involving a system of
•The foreigners came to Washington
absolutely without Instructions from
their own governments and without
Mas, determined to be guided in their
decision solely by the facts to be pre
sented to them in the shape of a great
, mass of physical data and supplement
ed by several projects, notably that
■upon which the French Panama Canal
company worked so patiently for more
than a decade; that of the first Amer
ican Panama company, that of M.
Buneau-Varilla, the French engineer
who was in charge of the canal works
In- the last days of -the French ad
ministration, and that of Lyndon W.
Bates, the Chicago civil engineer who
was connected with great enterprises
on the Nile and elsewhere.
i""^" Americans First Favored Lock
The Americans, for their part, were
I acquainted with the main part of these
projects before the board of engineers
met in Its first sessions. They Joined
■ the study of physical data with their
foreign colleagues, went over countless
blue prints and maps, went to the
Isthmus and scanned every inch of
the route of the proposed canal and
made up their minds when the board
reconvened in Washington about the
beginning of this month as to the type
of canal they favored.
It was not until last Tuesday, how
ever, that anything in the nature of
a decisive vote was taken, and that,
after all, was an indirect test. Just
• what that proposition was cannot be
seated with absolute certalny, but it
is conjectured that the issue was
whether or not a lock canal of a cer
tain type should be constructed. At
any rate, the vote disclosed the fact
that a majority of eight American en
gineers, under the leadership of Gen
eral Abbott, was strongly in favor of
; a lock canal. The foreigners were
against the particular type mentioned
in the proposition, but it was not clear
that at that momen they were opposed
to the whole proposition of a lock
The real test came today, and the
meeting this morning was consumed
in some very strong presentations on
the part of the majority of the Amer
ican delegates to Influence their for
eign colleagues to accept one o/ the
other lock propositions. The Amer
icans, however, were not unanimous,
for there Is reason to believe that three
of their number, probably Gen. Davis.
Mr. Parsons and Mr. Burr, Joined the
foreign delegates in this last vote
which recorded the board as favoring
the sea level canal.
Board's Labors Practically Over
The decision was reached about noon,
and thereby the board practically con
cluded Its labors. There will be a
few more meetings next week simply to
deal with small details and to put into
permanent form the results of the
board's protracted meetings. The for
eign delegates desire to leave for their
homes by the 27th inst. To accommo
date them in this the full board has
agreed that they may conclude some
purely formal work connected with
this project, such as the approval of
certain minutes and signing of papers
■ at a special meeting to be held In Paris
in December or January, it Is ex
pected that one of the American mem
bers of the board will go to Paris to
wind up this business, all of which
must be done before the final report of
the board can be regarded as complete
and ready for submission to the
Isthmian canal commission. The com
mission in turn must record its own
Judgment on the conclusions reached
by the board of engineers, and there
Is even now a belief current that that
Judgment will be adverse to the board's
plan. » Viii '•''■■
However, 'tuere are two more im
portant steps, at which there may be
Important changes proposed, for the
commission must pass the plans and
Its own recommendations to the presi
dent, who In turn must stamp them
with his own approval or disapproval
and forward them to congress, which
after all, will be the court of last re
sort as between the sea level and lock
canal propects; simply through the fact
that additional legislation will be ne-
I cessary if a sea level canal is to be
built, for the board finds that such
a canal will cost from $75,000,000 to
$100,000,000 more than the cheapest
practical lock canal and will consume
from five to seven years more In the
Pope Receives Bishop Conaty
By Associated Press.
ROME. Nov. 18.— The pope today re
ceived In private farewell audience
Bishop T. J. Conaty of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Herald.
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"HOLY" WAR WITH
MOSLEMS IS FEARED
Sultan of Turkey Will Not Be Intimidated
by International Fleet
Considers Present Demands as Infringement of
His Sovereignty and Will Summon All
Mohammedans to His Support
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 18.— The powers are
now fully commlttee'd to the" coercion
of Turkey and the execution of the
policy that promises to create a situa
tion of the first Importance to the
world at large. An International fleet
of about twenty warships will assem
ble in Greek waters a few days hence
and the so-called demonstration will
take place either at the entrance to the
Dardanelles or at some Turkish port
in Asia Minor.
The object is to compel the sultan
to accept a scheme of financial reform
In practically the whole of European
Turkey. The powers engaged In the
present coercive policy expect the sul
tan to yield to pressure, If not imme
diately then certainly after the bom
bardment of some spot on the Turkish
The sultan regards the present de
mands as a direct Infringement of his
sovereignty. In effect, a notice to quit
Europe. He will never yield. His posi
tion has been fundamentally altered
since he was coerced by Europe after
the Itusso-Turklsh war and was di
rectly compelled to relinquish Crete.
He has since attained the object of
his thirty years' ambition. Thanks
chiefly to the Armenian massacres
SENT TO PRINCELOUIS
ONE TELLS VISITOR HE IS TO BE
Force of Detectives Guarding Him Is
Doubled— Royal Guest Issues Fare,
well Message Thanking Americans
for Their Hospitality
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18.— Now that the
stay of Prince Louis of Battenberg in
this city is nearly over, the fact was
allowed to become known today that
the prince had • received numerous
anonymous letters threatening his life,
and . that he deemed ; them ■ serious
enongh to call the attention of the
police department to them and ask for
protection. In compliance with this re
quest the force of detectives assigned
to the prince was doubled. One of the
letters Informed the prince that An ef
fort would be made to . blow him up
Prince Louis announced this after
noon that he would not sail until Mon
day morning, instead of tomorrow as
at first arranged. Delay in coaling the
fleet is the cause.
The prince today issued the follow
ing farewell message to the American
"It is difficult to express adequately
how much I have enjoyed this visit
end how perfect that hospitality has
been. The entertainments provided for
us were, like many other things In
this country, on an unprecedented
scale. The methods employed were
such as to make even the most formal
affair thoroughly enjoyable.
SECRET ARSENAL FOUND
House In Havana Discovered in Which
Arms and Ammunition Are
| By Associated Press.
HAVANA, Nov. 18.— The truth !n the
reports of plots to overthrow the gov
ernment was revealed in part today.
The government received a confidential
report to the effect that an ostensibly
vacant house in the Cerro suburb was
being utilized as a secret depository for
arms and ammunition..
The police found forty-one rifles,
twenty-one carbines, twenty-one pack
ages each containing 1000 cartridges,
and some barrels filled with ammuni
tion and accoutrements. Suspicion 1h
directed toward the Liberal and Radical
The police are searching for the per
sons who rented the house in which
the arms and ammunition were seized,
but no arrests have yet been reported.
It Is said that other installments of
arms are hidden in various parts of the
The rifles seized today were new and
of costly pattern.
SENATOR BURTON ARRAIGNED
Trial on Charge of Receiving Compen.
satlon for Influence Begins
By Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18. — United States
Senator J. R. Burton of Kansas, in
dicted for the third time on the charge
of having agreed to receive and re
ceiving compensation from the Rlalto
Grain and Securities company of St.
Louis for services rendered In behalf
of the company before the postofflce de
partment, was arraigned in the United
States court today before Judge Van
deventer. He entered a plea of not
The case will go to trial next Monday
Judge Vandeventer today overruled
the demurrer of Burton's attorneys to
the replication of the government's at
torneys to the plea In bar of Burton's
counsel to two of the counts In the
indictments. Therefore Burton will be
tried on six counts, four. alleging that
he agreed to receive compensation and
two that he did receive It.
Arrested for Naturalization Fraud
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 18.— On a
bench warrant Issued by Federal Judge
Hanford as a result of an indictment
found In San Francisco, Jens C. Jen
sen, who holds a mate's license on sail
and steamships, was arrested in Port
Townsend last night. Benson Is ac
cused of holding fraudulent naturaliza
tion papers and securing his license
through them. This is the first natural
ization arrest .made here In the present
SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1905.
which were allowed to go unpunished
by Europe and his victory over the
Ho has gained control over all Islam
and has been recognized as the Callpha
of Mohammedans In the entire globe.
The wonderful recent renaissance of
pan-Islamlsm has for its object a holy
war against infidels, and the mass of its
followers believe this Is at hand. AbOui
Humid, as the head of this immense
force, cannot yield a fraction more of
his sovereignty without resistance and
without summoning all of his faith
to his assistance. This then is the
appalling danger which the powers will
Incur If they resort to force In Impos
ing their demands. A holy war would
bleed Great Britain In India and Egypt
and France In Algiers and Morocco,
besides bringing about a wholesale
massacre of Christians In Constan
tinople which has so long been threat
ened. : ••:.' :
It has been suggested if a mere
demonstration by an International fleet
falls to Induce the sultan to yield they
will force the Dardanelles and anchor
Germany, it will be noted, while pro
fessing co-operation with the move
ment, is sending no ships and her
future course is uncertain.
STAND COLLAPSES WITH
TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE
ACCIDENT AT THE MICHIGAN.
Almost Miraculously Only One Person
Is Seriously Injured and Less Than
a Dozen Require Services of Physi.
clans — Student Badly Hurt
By Associated Press.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 18.—Weak
ened by the cheering and stamping in
unison 'of 2000 people the west
bleacher on Ferris field collapsed this
afternoon, ten minutes after the second
half of the football game between
Michigan and Wisconsin had begun.
Almost miraculously only one of those
who were precipitated to the ground
was badly Injured. The bleachers had
no seats, being merely a • series of
terraced platforms running up to a
height of about twelve feet, on which
the people stood. This fact is believed
to be responsible for the lack of serious
Injuries. Less than a dozen occupants
of the crowded stand were hurt enough
to have a physician attend them. Fol
lowing are among those most painfully
Vern Hulr, Milwaukee; hurt about
F. W. Scott, Ypsllantl, Mich.
Joseph Cross, Ann Arbor.
John B. Strayon, Plttsburg, Pa.
Cross, who is a student, sustained
a broken leg and is thought to be in
ternally injured. He Is the only case
that is regarded as serious.
Twenty minutes before the stand
crashed down the officials dlscoversd
that it was weakening and tried to
have it remedied. The occupants were
loath to leave their places, however,
and few of them moved when the
south and gave way. The collapse was
gradual and section after section of the
stand slowly caved in.
The first crash of breaking boards
attracted the attention of both foot
ball teams and thousands In the other
stands and before the last section had
entirely collapsed the game had been
stopped and both teams were running
to tear down the fence surrounding
the gridirons from the bleachers. A
tremendous cloud of dust rose as the
stand gradually went down, and many
of the people in the' north end had
time to leap to the ground before that
portion went down. . Thousands of
spectators rushed to the rescue and
in a few moments the people who had
been caught by the broken planks had
been liberated. Men searched the
wreckage for any possible victims who
had been burled, but there was none.
Doctors from the crowd attended all
of those who were injured and in fif
teen minutes It was known that no
one had been seriously hurt.
ESCAPES IN DELIRIUM
Sick Girl Wanders Away and It Is
Believed She Has
By Associated Press.
BERKELEY, Nov. 18.— Miss Eliza
beth Blossom, daughter of Mrs. R. H.
Blossom, while suffering from a ter
rible delirium brought on by illness,
escaped in her night clothes from her
nurse at 3 o'clock this morning, climbed
out of a third story window and made
a perilous descent to the ground. When
the nurse awoke she found her patient
missing. Police and friends searched
the hills all day but found no trace
of the unfortunate girl, who. It Is not
believed, will be found alive. Late
tonight Marshal Vollmer, at the head
of 300 college students, started a sys
tematic search of the hills, and the en
tire college town for miles around. The
mlssliiK girl is 25 years old and a' grad
uate of the university.
J. 8. Slauson Improving
A slight Improvement was noticed
yesterday In the condition of J. 8.
Slauson, who was stricken with par
alysis a few days ago. Mr. Slauson
rested quietly all day and at a late
hour last evening was considered to be
in the most hopeful condition he has
yet reached since the stroke. If no
complications Bet in it is hoped that
the immediate danger will be passed
In a few days.
Fortesque's Resignation Accepted
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.— Acting
Secretary Oliver today accepted the
resignation of Lieut. Granville it.
Fortesque, Eighteenth Cavalry. Lieut.
Fortesque was one of the officers men
tioned In the Taggart divorce case at
Wooster, Ohio. No reason is given for
tliu resignation. ,
OF OLD MURDER
MOSE M'LAIN IS SECRETLY
Police Believe They Have Struck
Another Trail to Solution of
Myttery of Death of
After two years of quiet work De
tective McKenzle last evening arrested
Mose McLaln, an old negro known
around North Main street resorts as
"Dancing Mose," on suspicion that he
may be connected with the murder of
Mrs. Eva Droueln, or Eva' De La
Craye, who was found dead In her
room in an Alamcda street resort on
the night of Aug. 17, 1803.
Patrolman Sherman Baker was
called by the whistles of women In
the district, and rushed to the room
where the unfortunate young woman
lay dead. Arrests of negroes named
William Bradley, H. B. Baker, Mobo
McLaln and a messenger known as
"Ooldle" followed, but all were re
All efforts to trace the crime to any
one of the men failed. It developed
later that a negro, Edward Penning
ton, was Implicated In the crime, but
positive evidence was lacking to con
Developments in the case brought
out by police Investigation showed that
the De la Craye woman was a native of
Paris and came to this country with
her parents when she was a young
woman. In June, 1903, the woman was
In San Francisco and went to Marya
vllle with a man whose name was not
ascertained. In a few weeke she quar
reled with the man uni came to Los
Angeles with Droueln.
Here they lived as man and wife for
several weeks at 717 Ramirez street.
Soon, however, they '«ft and took up
their abode at the Alameda street
place. On the night of the murder
Droueln bid her "good evening" and
left. Katherine It Fltte lived in the
room next to the one that the corpse
was found in.
During the evening that the crime
was committed the La Fltte woman
asserted that she heard no sound. Pa
trolman Baker questioned the woman
closely when called 10 the scene, as
did Captain Bradlsh and McKenzle,
but she denied having heard a sound.
Find Woman's Body
At about 10:30 o'clock one of the wo
men living in the place went to Mrs.
De la Craye's room and beheld, the
woman's body on the bed with the
forehead battered In, and evidences
about the room showed that a" terrific
struggle had ensued.
When Detectives Bradlsh and Me-
Kenzie arrived at the scene of the mur
der they ascertained that death re
sulted from an injury inflicted by a
rock, and two negroes were seen. It
developed that blood was on • the
clothes of Pennington and McLain, but
they proved that they had cut off a
dog's tall that afternoon at the rear
of the Basket saloon, which was near
Pennlngton was held until his ex
amination before Judge Austin on Au
gust 29, 1903, of the same year, when
he was acquitted. Busby was wanted
for burglary and pleaded guilty to the
charge. The other negroes were liber
ated because they could not be con
nected with the crime.
• Nevertheless, the police maintained
the suspicion that Pennlngton was
guilty. They also had a slight chain
of evidence that the man with whom
Mrs. De la Craye had lived at Marys
vllle was In communication with Pen
nlngton. This they believed was the
clew, and they suspected that the man
had hired Pennington to murder the
woman because of Jealousy.
Knowing that an attempt had been
made to give a false clew, the detec
tives worked diligently. The bureau
and the room had been ransacked and
valuables r.ml money stolen, but the
police believed that the murdered
woman, whose nude body had been
found with Jewelry and money In the
stockings, was not killed for purposes
Then Pennington soon left the city,
the messenger boy, "Goldle," left the
city and Busby is still doing time in
San Quentln. Only Mose McLaln was
left. Some persons who were suspected
of knowing of the crime also remained.
McLaln, according to the officers, is
an opium smoker and, with the others,
of late has thrown aside precautions.
As the result of Detective McKenzle's
never-ceasing work on the case he as
certained that the negro was talking
among his associates about the case.
According to the police, Mose Mc-
Lain maintains that he and Pennlng
ton fooled the police by smearing their
hands with the blood from the dog's
tall. And when the blood spots were
found they easily explained.
The police theory, the old one and
the new one, is that McLnin either
assisted Pennlngton In killing the wo
man or acted as a lookout. It Is be
lieved by the police that McLain and
Pennington were In the pay of a Jeal
ous lover and silenced all otherß with
What is the evidence against Mose
McLain cannot be learned. The old
negro Is incarcerated in the city Jail
and the police will not give out any
Information. The desk men say they
know nothing of his presence In Jail,
but he is there, or was late last night,
and is being held on suspicion, al
though his name is not on the books.
Firemen's Requests Denied
By Associated Press.
TOPEKA, Kas., Nov. 18.— The griev
ance committee of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen of the Santa Fe
proper, which has been in session In
Topeka for a week, adjourned after
the election of officers. The firemen
admit that two of their principal de
sires were turned down by the com
pany. One was their wish to be re
lieved of cleaning engines and avoid
spending a couple of hours in the
roundhouse after return trips. The
other desire was to he relieved of put
ting t' - supplies on the engines.
Embezzler Gets Five Years
By Associated Presa.
SAN LUIS OHISPO, Nov. 18.— 13. B.
Btanton, recently convicted of embez
zling funds of the Pacific Coast Hail
way company, while acting as its
agent, - Was today sentenced to - five
years' Imprisonment In San Quentln.
WILHELMINA MAY BE LAST
SOVEREIGN OF HOLLAND
Wilhelmlna, Queen or Holland
As Queen Is Childess and There Are No Imme
diate Heirs, It Is Expected a Kepublican
Government Will Be Established
Special Cable to The Herald.
THE HAGUE, Nov. 18.— There is
strong probability that Holland will
become a republic upon the death of
Queen Wllhelmina, - unless an heir
shall be born to her, which is now
considered a very remote possibility.
The nearest In line of succession is
the grand duke of Saxe- Weimar, who,
according to .the German law, . will be
compelled to choose between * the
thrones of Saxe- Weimar 'and Holland.
. Next In line to him comes the prin
cess of Rouse and then the princess
of Wled. . - ■- .
There Is a marked antipathy through
PARTY DIFFERENCES IN
NORWAY ARE BURIED
ALL UNITE TO SUPPORT THE
M. Berner, Preside! t of the Storthing,
Appoints Menbers of Deputation
to Communicate to Prince Charles
the News of His Election
By Associated Press.
CHRISTIANIA, Nov. 18.— The words
of President Berner, after the Btorth
ing's unanimous election of Prince
Charles of Denmark as king of Nor
way, this evening, "this decision of
the storthing is the keystone of our in
dependence which has been constructed
this year, aptly expressed the feelings
animating all Norwegians, Republicans
or otherwise, at the conclusion of the
long struggle leading to the enrollment
of Norway In the European states.
The Socialist Pastor Eriksen and State
Advocate Castberg emphasized the
unity of national condition by sinking
party differences in speeches cordially
supporting the government. After
President Berner moved the election
oil Prince' Charles, Pastor Eriksen de
clared his party would vote for the'
motion because there was no occasion
to support any other proposal. In view
of the people's decision to favor a
monarchy, M. Kastberg said he and
those who shared his views bowed to
the will of the majority and the na
tional election of the king was then
formally carried out.
President Berner In a speech to
which all listened standing said:
"This decision of the storthing is
the ■ keystone of our independence
which has been contructed this year.
God save our newly elected king. God
defend our dear fatherland."
This speech was greeted with cheer
M. Berner then appointed the mem
bers of the deputation which will leave
tonight for Copenhagen to communi
cate to Prince Charles the formal news
of his election. The deputation is made
up as follows:
President Berner, Prof. Bull, M. En
geamend and M. Anderson, land own
ers: M. Austbo, a tenant farmer; M.
Ktihrs. a merchant; M. Branne, a
manufacturer, and M. Grimso, an engi
After the election telegrams were dis
patched to Prince Charles, King Christ
ian and the Danish premier and the
session was adjourned until 4:40 o'clock
when President Berner read the fol
lowing telegram from Prince Charles:
"With the permission of the king,
my illustrious grandfather, I accept my
election as king of Norway and will
adopt the name Haakon VII, conferring
upon my son the name of Olaf.
"My wife and I call down on the
Norwegian people God's richest blosp
lngs and will consecrate our future
life to the country's glory and pros
The president called for three cheers
for King Haakon. These were given
and the session closed.
TO BUY ALBANY LINES
New York Central to Purchase the
United Traction Company's
By Associated Press.
ALBANY, N. V.. Nov. 18.— It ia stat
ed that the New York Central and Del
aware & Hudson Interests are about
to purchase the United Traction com
pany of this city, controlling the street
car lines In Albany, Troy. Rennssalaer
and Cohoeg. at a, price of $7,600,000.
PRICE: SINGLE COPf, 5 CENTS
out Holland to all these possible suc
cessors to the throne, as all are Ger
mans. It is likely, therefore, that no
heir will be sought, but that a peace
ful revolution will be carried out and
a republican form of government es
A strange story is in circulation to
the effect that, according to the Dutch
constitution, if the (jueen is childless
five years after her marriage, which
will be on February 2 next, the parlia
ment Is empowered to dissolve the
union, and that there is a clause in
the wedding contract permitting this.
This story, however, has no basis : in
fact. - ■,-■:■• i
ISLE OF PINES MOVE
WAS ONLY AN APPEAL
SO CLAIM PARTICIPANTS IN THE
Declare So-called Election Was Basis
for Application to Washington and
as Newspaper Advertising Scheme
to Gain Public Sympathy
By Associated Press,
HAVANA, Nov. 18.— Americans who
have arrived here from the Isle t of
Pines are unanimous In asserting that
the participants in the meeting of No
vember 11 had no idea that the so
called territorial officers would attempt
to assume office. They say it was
universally understood that their elec
tion was only a basis, first for an ap
peal to Washington, and second as a
newspaper advertising movement. It
is asserted on good authority that ex
actly eighty men attended the meeting
jn November 11, besides many women.
The number of male American resi
dents on the Isle of Pines Is generally
estimated at 200. t Acording to state
ments made by Havana Americans who
were present the movement is essen
tially a nueva cerona affair and no rep
resentatives of the larger land interests
were present excepting Messrs. Pearcy
and Anderson, the latter being the dele
gate to the United States congress.
William Mason, a leading American of
Santa Fe, an inland town, protested
against the steps it was proposed to
take on the ground that public senti
ment in the United States would not be
attracted by defiance of the Cuban gov
ernment and the defeat of the pending
treaty and that eventually American
control of the Isle of Pines would only
get a setback.
No Americans on the Isle of Pines
appear to expect a clash with the
Cuban forces for any reason except on
account of unjust treatment. Most of
the Cubans and all the officials on the
Isle are Liberals. Some of them are In
clined to tacitly approve the American
The government's special messenger
returned from the Isle of Pines today
and reported that the district is quiet.
Only fifty votes were cast In the elec
tion of November 14, all of them being
for the territorial ticket.
The messenger reports thut every
American whom he saw on the island
said, that those elected would not be
aided in attempting to exert authority
unless sanctioned by President Roose
velt and congress. The Cuban resi
dents of the Isle of Pines are now
signing a protest to President Roose
velt against the so-called territorial
. The Cuban government regards the
Isle of Pines as quite harmless and It
Is not : likely that any action will be
taken in the premises except that Cu
ban officers in the Isle of Pines will be
required to be more prompt and alert
In making their reports.
British Sailor Killed In Court
By Associated Press.
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 18.— The kill-
Ing of a negro in a Justice's court at
Gulf Port a few days ago has taken
on an International phase. Secretary
of State J. W. Power today received
a letter from H. O. Hunt, British con
sul at New Orleans, asking for a full
Investigation. The negro was a sailor
from the British bark Hornet King
and was arrested on a misdemeanor
charge. In the courtroom at Oulf Port
a controversy arose between Comita
ble Qause and the negro, and the ne
gro was killed. The officer was ex
Main News Section
Russian Kailroads to
Declares That Present Demonstration
Has Shown the Government That
Cruel Measures Will Be Met
3y Absoclh tprt Trer*
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 18, mid
night.—The railroad strike was today
formally declared off, beginning at noon
The Workmen's council held a pro
tracted session tonight and briefly dis
cussed the abandonment of the strike.
Mnny of those present, especially the
leaders of the extremist faction, ad
vocated a continuance of the strike, de
claring that only war to the knife with*
the government was possible, and
urged that the strike be enforced until
the Cronstadt mutineers were uncon
ditionally pardoned and martial law In
The Intranslgeants insisted that the
industrial proletariat of the whole
country was ready to flare out ■In a
resumption of the former general strike
if the St. Petersburg workmen would
stand to their guns only a few days
longer. They declared that the strike
committee In Moscow tonight was de
bating the question of Joining the call
for a universal strike and produced -a
telegram from Ribinsk saying that the
workmen in the shops of the power de
partment of the railroad had struck to
day and traffic was at a standstill.
The orators of the other faction re
sented sharply the insinuations of
treachery and poltroonery and warned
their opponents that they ran the dan
ger of being deserted and entirely dis
credited if they persisted in ordering
a continuance of the strike.
The division of sentiment has been
acute among the leaders of the large
body of workmen who opposed • the
strike and who hitherto have been held
In line through loyalty. . '
The railroad strike committee cov
ered the abandonment of its position In
the following proclamation:
Proclamation by Committee
"The strike of the St. Petersburg
railroad workmen has shown the gov
ernment that the execution ,of cruel
measures like the. death penalty, will
always meet the active resistance .of
the working classes. . The strike ••has
shown that our power Is growing; and
if later the committee finds It neces
sary to offer the government decided
battle we will conquer.
"Comrades, gird yourselves for. the
struggle. When it is found necessary
all the railroads in Russia will strike-,
immediately and will continue tr%X
struggle. until the government has fui^'
filled all our political and economicV
demands." • \
A manifesto has been issued by the
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair Sun.
day; light north wind. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yes.
terday, 72 degrees; minimum, SO
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PART I. A
I—Canal1 — Canal on sea level.)
2 — Railroad strike in Russia ends.
3 — Says army Is under.officered.
4 — Taft talks on Panama canal.
s—Breaks5 — Breaks record for generosity.
6.7 — Sports.
2 — Fight for harbor at San Pedro.
A — Councilman back from Owens.
s—Women5 — Women fight crematory.
6 — Million population for Los Angeles
7 — Santa Ana plans big celebration.
B—Say8 — Say policeman purloined milk.
s—City5 — City news.
6 — Cable news.
1.2.3 — Real estate new*
126.96.36.199 — Classified advertisements.
Colored comic supplement.
Board nf consulting engineer!) decides to
build sea level canal across Isthmus.
Gen. Chaffee in his annual report says
our army Is under officered.
Threatening letters sent to Prince Louis
Railroad strike In Kuhhlil Is called off.
Holland may become a republic on death
(it-nun n torpedo boat mink at Kiel and
one ofticcr and thirty men lost.
Chlckerlng denies McCurdy's statement
that he was paid 117,500 for legal services.
Plans under consideration for another
power plant on Kern river.
Santa Fe train wreshud in Arizona, but
no one is seriously hurt. ,
Los Angeles fund for Jewish suffer
ers in Russia amounts to nearly $7000. ■ ,'
Chamber nf commerce issues stiitc
im-iit that three corporations own Bail'
Pedro water front. Renews light (or
"Habeas Corpus" Ladd gives police
officers wild ride in automobile.
Attack on hymn "Lead, Kindly Light";
is not supported by Lo» Angeles minU
tem. , iiiy wnifci m
Councllmen home from Owens river.
Convinced of feasibility of project."-.*— •;..
Pico Heights women are leading fight
against the crematory. .
Henry K. Huntlngtnn says there are
no cloud* on the Los Angeles horUon. • ,