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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 55.
Bookkeeper of N. Y.
Big Sum Paid Legislative
Witness Also Tells of $40,000 Being
Handed to G. W. Perkins, of
Which No Entry Was
Made on Books
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24.— Startling de
velopments were brought out at to
day's session of the Armstrong com
- mlttee on Insurance Investigation In the
course of a minute Inquiry by Mr.
Hughes, counsel for the committee,
Into the syndicate transactions partici
pated in by the New York Life Insur
ance company. The most important
•witness of the day was Milton M. Madi
son, a bookkeeper of the New York
Life Insurance company, during whose
examination It was brought out In the
case of the United States Steel corpora
■ tlon syndicate, the managers of which
were J. P. Morgan & Co., there ap
peared in one instance a profit due to
the New York Life of $87,185, from
■which was deducted, no reason being
given, the sum of $59,310 paid to An
■ drew Hamilton, who has been described
In the course of the investigation as the
"Insurance legislative generalissimo."
It appeared from records produced by
Mr. Hughes that an account of J. P.
Morgan & Co. with Hamilton showed
In December, 1901, that firm had ad
vanced to Hamilton the sum of $56,720;
that on October 1, 1902, this amount
equaled, with Interest, $59,310, and that
it was then canceled by the entry of
that amount to Hamilton's credit. The
' entry of this amount In the account of
j the New York Life read "as per can
celed statement and arrangement with
Mr. G. W. Perkins." It was also de
veloped that the participation in the
syndicate of the New York Life was
effected through the New York Secur
ity and Trust company, by which one
fourth of the profits of the former com
' pany were retained.
■■.- : i''.V-- W.OOO Paid to Perkins •V.'x/
*'< Pressed by Mr. Hughes to tell
■whether he knew of any other instance
of money due to the New York Life be
ing paid to a third party, as In the
■■'v Hamilton *ase, - Mr. Madleon. recalled
the payment In 1904 of $40,000 to George
; JW. Perkins, representing the profit on
a loan of $930,000 to the Boston firm of
. Kidder, Peabody & Co. The profit,
■witness said, came in the form of a
. check on the First National bank,
■which he cashed, giving the money to
Mr. Perkins. What .the latter did with
it the witness did not know. No entry
of the • transaction was made on the
books of the New York Life. Other
witnesses examined during the day
■were George T. Wilson, fourth vice
president of the Equitable; Francis W.
Jackson, auditor, and Gerald Brown,
In charge of the bond department of
. The committee adjourned until Mon
1 George W. Perkins of the firm of J.
P. Morgan & Co. tonight gave out the
following statement in regard to the
testimony brought out In the Insurance
"The transactions referred to before
5 the investigating 1 committee today were
' the proper ones. If the natural course
of the Inquiry does not make this clear
I am sure the committee will give me
an opportunity to offer further testi
mony In the matter."
j Gerald R. Brown of the Equitable
Life Assurance society was the flrs>t
witness called by the committee today.
Mr. Brown, in reply to questions, said
that the King Model houses' at One
Hundred and Thirty-eighth street, New
York, were taken by the Equitable sc
ciety under a foreclosure, sold to D. H.
King, Jr., and that the Equitable so
ciety supplied $3,100,000 for construction
and improvements. Meantime the so
ciety held a mortgage on the houses anil
when completed Mr. King deeded them
back to the society.
Mr. Brown said he supposed K1r.,5
"was there" to make a profit In sub
letting the contracts.
"The Equitable put up all the money
and King took all the profits?" askeJ
"Yes, if you want to put It that way,"
said Mr. Brown.
"What officers were responsible for
"The executive committee," Bald Mr.
Brown, who added that Henry B. Hyde
had the matter In charge.
PATRIOTISM COSTS HER $15
Irish Chorus Girl Refused to Wear
a British Flag in Honor of
Prince Louis -
By Associated Press.
NEW York, Nov. 24.— Because she
■would not wear a tiny British flag the
night Prince Louis and his staff were
sit the theater. May Leslie, a chorus
girl, was fined $15 and yesterday served
notice of suit for damags against the
The flags were sent to the theater by
British officers and the girls In the
chorus were Instructed to wear them.
Mlrs Leslie, who Is Irish, refused point
blank. "I'm not the first Irish mar
tyr," she declared.
FLINTS IN WASHINGTON
Senator and Wife Arrive and Are
Established In Their
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON. V. C, Nov. 24.—Sen
ator and ftli'H. Flint arrived late last
night from Los Angels and are located
in their handsome leaned home at 2205
They were recipients of much atten
tion lust winter and Intend this winter
to enter Into the Boclal life of the cap
ital. Mr. Flint visited the departments
today on California business and buw
a few colleagues at the capltol. He
Intimated he would be • prepared to
morrow to give an Interview as to his
position on the railroad rate regula
tion and other matters.
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE r'K/S.S'.. 1 " 165 CENTS
SPRING STREET FIRE
CAUSES $300,000 LOSS
Harris & Frank Establishment Destroyed
by Fierce Blaze
Prompt and Efficient Work on the Part of Fire
Department Saves the I district From
Swept by one of the fiercest fires In
the history of Los Angeles the Harris
& Frank clothing department store,
at the corner of Franklin and SprliiK
streets, whs burned last nlßht and
stock valued at more than $200,000 was
How or where the fire originated no
one has yet been able to determine,
but when a still alarm was turned. ln
by A. X Tourmoux at 9:GB the entire
lower floor of the two story building
was blazing furiously and the firemen
•were daßhed back by the burst of
flame when they attempted to break In
the doors of the lower floor.
First witnesses at the fire stated last
night that the llamea originated from
the pressing room of the suiting de
partment, and It Is supposed that some
fragment of glowing waste may have
been left unnoticed and thus started
Capt. Steve Querola of department
five was the first to reach the building,
and at the head of his string of fire
lads he broke down the rear door of
the building on Franklin street. Like
a flash the captain dashed through the
■wall of flame, only to be beaten back as
he reached the foot of the stairs lead-
Ing to the second floor. Again and again
he rushed toward the stairs followed
by his men, and at last, nearly ex
hausted, he managed to gain the first
landing and from there sent his men
to work shutting doors to prevent
draughts and tearing down flre eaten
Police Experience Difficulty
Departments three and four arrived
a few seconds later and with them
came Fire Chief Walter Llpps and As
sistant Chief McDonald. Lines of hose
were carried to the building, but the
firemen were. unable to enter from the
At that time the entire first floor
was on flre and the heavy smoke from
the. burning suits choked the firemen
and blinded them as they attempted
to enter the building.
Almost with the start of the flre
the policemen arrived under the charge
of Sergeant Murray. With great dif
ficulty the fire ropes were stretched
and the mob beaten back. The police
men had as much as they could handle,
and on the south flre line on Spring
street Detective Sargeant Kelly was
put In charge. .In trying to force the
crowd back beyond the flre line a num
ber of young men In the crowd at
tempted to get rough. Kelly gave one
glance toward the building, and seeing
the flames rapidly spreading toward
the building, and seeing that the fire
men were being crowded for room, he
grave the men one last chance to move.
They refused and some of them struck
at the officer and attempted to knock
him down, whereupon he drew his night
stick and forced the crowd back.
Flames Are Stubborn
Before the flre had been burning fif
teen minutes Mayor. McAleer arrived
and assisted in the direction of the
In spite of the desperate efforts of
the firemen the flames surged upward
toward the second floor, and with
heavy detonations the fuses of the
lighting wires exploded. But the elec
tricians from the Los Angeles Lighting
company were on hand and all electric
wires leading to the building were cut.
Inch by inch the flames -worked to
ward the front of the lower floor, while
the firemen fought desperately In an ef
fort to keep them in the building. Hose
lines from fifteen engines were going at
full rate at that time and great masses
of plaster came tumbling down from
the celling, bruising the firemen and
almost blinding them.
Up and up went the flames, gutting
the entire first floor and causing the
great window panes to burst with a
crash, sending glass In the faces of the
On the second floor Chief Llpps, with
ten men, came from the rear of the
building 1 , while his assistants attempted
to get In from the front. But the flre
seemed to have taken headway from
the front of the upper floor and the
windows and casings were the first to
go. Next went a consignment of dress
suits that would have stocked the
young men of Los Angeles society for
the next generation to come.
The flames tore across the floor, eat
ing through the supports of the roof
and spreading to the northern windows.
Then It was seen that a wind was
carrying the flames directly toward the
Hamburger building, and firemen were
hurried to Franklin street to stem tlio
tide. But the firemen were able to
keep the flames In check until a freshet
from the east sent the flames straight
skyward and then back toward tha
Westland building and Empire lodging
Then there was a flurry, and lodgers,
chiefly women, ran to the wlndowß,
throwing trunks to the street below.
Several of these burst open and lingerie
was strewed up and down the sidewalk.
After the fire had spread to the roof,
the men were ordered from the.build
ing as the celling was being rapidly
eaten away. Three minutes after the
last man had left the rear part of the
building the west section of the
celling gave way and crashed through
to the seennd floor, carylng away the
rear stairway iiVove the office.
In Dip front i.url of the building one
lons llrt'inan r.-inalned fighting val
iantly against U»e oncoming flames
ana giving bacli foot by foot until a
superior on*l< >'i drugged him to th*
Window, Kvrn then he fought to re
tain liiH liulil on the hose umt that, tear
ins tivm hlu liitiuls, sent the water fly
ln« |iroinlP.~uouMly about the room.
km* king iho lilobe* from a doaen
greut tocindtscent lights.
Fulling to «ii in the Humes at any
point ■ >'.> firemen attempted to put the
81 eat meet tnww in operation. The
ilniiuM at that time were raging fierce
ly ii ci the heat was so great. that tha
firemen only attempted to work clo»«
SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 25, 1905.
In with streams of water playing on
Five firemen were stationer] on the
roof of the flvp and ten cent store
building, adjoining the Harris nnd
Frank building. The flnmes wern
headnd straight toward them and for
thirty minutes tho men crouched and
fought; fought with the fury of des
peration and through their efforts
alone the adjoining buildings were
At ten minutes before 11 o'clock tho
first stream wns sent from the lower
pipe of the water tower. But there
was something wrong with the force
of the water and the lower pipe re
sponded with only a feeble stream that
hardly reached the building. It was
tried several times but after starting
in good trim would relax at reaching
the vital points of the fire.
Finally a strong stream was secured
Just ns the framework was crushed
In, giving the machine full play on the
Interior of the second floor of the
From that time on the fire began to
lose grip and the tower was sent forty
feet In the air. From that position
a volume of water was sent Into the
building and the flame gradually sub
sided until shortly before midnight the
engines were withdrawn with the ex
ception of two companies, who re
mained to watch through the night.
Loss Over Quarter of a Million
Mr. Harris, the proprietor, arrived at
the flre shortly before It was put un
der control. He was unable to make
an estimate of the destruction, .saying
that the entire stock was a loss, but
was covered partly by Insurance.
A conservative estimate by flre In
spectors placed the loss at about $300,
000 for the stock and building, the lat
ter belonging to the Westland estate.
■ Guards were put on watch at the
building last night and wreckers will
be put to work to clear up the rub
bish and recover what stock Is Jeft.
While helping to carry out type from
a small printing shop located in the
basement next to the building at the
south of the flre, K. E. Porter, a
printer living at the Veranda house on
Flower street, ran into a ladder and
sustained | a large gash on his left
cheek. He was removed to the receiv
ing hospital. . ... .
Clerk Shows 111 Manners
While Frank and Harris were watch
ing the course of the fire from a point
opposite' the ruins of their store on
Franklin street a rain of water from
a hose on the roof began to pour down
upon the little party. Both, of the men
stepped Into the entrance of the post
office on Franklin street. No sooner
had they stepped Into the entryway to
be sheltered from the water than an
officious clerk seized both of them and
forced them out Into the street, and
before they could regain their balance
had closed and locked the door.
The exhibition showed the utmost
boorlshness and .both Mr. Frank and
Mr. Harris were soaked to the skin by
the downpour of water.
Bystanders became indignant and
would have given the clerk a drubbing,
but both Harris and Frank asked the
men as a personal favor to do nothing.
Commercial Bulletin Delayed
The Commercial Bulletin, published
at 214 Franklin street, was being mail
ed at -the time the fire broke out and
a part of the publication was dam
aged by water. As a result the publish
ers announce the Commercial Bulletin
will not reach Its subscribers until
one day late. .
WILL SUCCEED OTERO
President Appoints H. J. Hagerman, in
Order "to Avoid Factional
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.— President
Roosevelt today authorized the Issu
ance of the following statement: i
"The president announces the ap
pointment of Herbert J. • Hagerman of
Roswell, N. M., as governor of New
Mexico, to take effect at the expiration
of Gov. Otero's term, January 22, 1906.
There have been bitter factional quar
rels in New Mexico for some time and
in view ot It the president thought it
best to select a man who was in no
way connected. with either of the fac
tions. Mr. Hagerman was strongly rec
ommended to the president by Secre
tary Hitchcock." . .
CAPTURES A BURGLAR
Chicago Man Grapples With Intruder
and Holds Him Until Police
By .Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Nov. 24.r-Grappllng with
a burglar whom he encountered in the
hallway of his house, Charles A. Van
Order, . sexton of. the church . of the
Epiphany, last night struggled with
the robber and succeeded In holding
him until the arrival of the police.
The robber had secured Jewelry
valued at $1,000 and was about to es
cape when Van Order entered the hall
way. The men rolled about the floor,
knocking over furniture, until occu
pants of the other flats In the building
were aroused and went to Van Order's
assistance, " '. ■
DESPAIR OF IBSEN'S LIFE
Poet and Dramatist Is Unconscious
■>■". and It la Believed He Cannot
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 25.— A dispatch to
the Times from Chrlstlanla says Hen
rik Ibsen, poet and dramatist, who has
been ill for some time, Is unconscious
and is not expected to recover; - ' '
Angelenos In the North
Special to The Herald.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 24.-S. I.
Whltmore, a well-known hotel man,
who la to take charge of the Hotel
Alexandria at Los Angeles, Is at the
Bt. Francla. John ' Twohy, a business
man of Los Angeles, Is making a abort
■tar atth* Occidental.* . i .
SAN FRANCISCO MAN SLAYS
Beat* Her to Death With Chairs.
Declares She Exercised Powers
of Evil Over Him and
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24.— Louis
Depaoll, a florist, residing at 420 Char
ter Oak avenue, beat out the brains
of his slster-ln-law, Catherine Depaoll,
at an enrly hour this morning. His
murderous work was done with two
chalra, both of which were broken dur
ing hIH fierce attack. The cause of the
crime Is not positively known but It
Is attributed to homicidal mania.
The victim, who wua the wife !of
Antolne Depuoll, brother of her Blayer,
had accompanied the latter and his
family home from church and was In
vited to remain all night. Some trou
ble ensued and none of the family had
retired at 3 o'clock this morning when
the murdered woman attempted to
put one of her sister-in-law's children
to sleep. The father resented this and
killed her. Several hours later Antolne
Depaoll came to the house Inquiring
for his wife. Louis told him that she
was dead and threatened to kill him.
Antolne notfiled the police and his
brother was arrested on a charge of
Louis Dt?paoll surrendered to the of
ficers without a struggle. He declares
that his slster-ln-law whom he killed
held his children under a hypnotic
spell. His baby daughter Annie re
cently was affected with eye trouble
and this he attributed to the myste
rious Influence of the woman he killed.
It is asserted that while prayers were
being offered for the recovery v' tho
child's eyesight, Depaoll suddenly
seized a chair and began his frenzied
assault, from which he did not cease
until long after the death of Catherine
Depaoli, whose body was beaten out
of semblance to human form.
Tries to Defend Husband
Virginia Depaoll, the murderer's
wife, attempted a defense of the deed
to the arresting officers. ,
"Ain't it better," she said, "for him
to kill one s than for her to kill the
five of us?"
She asserted that the woman had
"power, more than ten men," and that
the assault was committed because
she persisted in looking at . the chil
dren. . - - ... • '■• .
The murderer.'*,. wife... ln .-defending
the act of her husband, said' that both
of them ' had been taking :a ■ maglu
powder to prevent the spirits bothering
them. It proved ineffectual and they
all went to church last night. The
spirits followed them home, she de
clared, and told them they would die
if they slept. Then they began to
pray. "Katie," she added, "did not
like our way of praying and wanted
us to let the children sleep. We could
not, knowing that they would surely
die. Her Insistence cost her her life.
Of course, I am sorry she Is dead but
my poor husband could do nothing
She was taken to a hospital to await
an examination by the Insanity com
After his arrest the murderer said:
"I killed Katie because she did not
like the way I was praying. . It was
a case of me and my entire family
dying or me killing her, so I decided
that she must die. I beat her brains
out with a chair and although she
fought to the last, I did It all alone.
My wife did not help me, as she had
all she could do to keep the children
awake but she witnessed the entire
affair." .. • .
DRUMMER ENDS LIFE
Commercial Traveler for a Glove Firm
Commits Suicide In San
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24.— Thomas
Reeveß, commercial traveler for the
Dent Glove company of New York, was
found dead today on the floor of his
room in the Auditorium hotel.
On the bureau there was a hastily
scrawled note which was but partially
legible, that part which could be read
saying: < .%v
"Rather than go to prison I am •> — ."
It is supposed that Reeves committed
suicide by taking poison.
Suspected Robbers Caught
By Associated Press.
REDDING, Nov. 24.— Detective
Thacker and J, A. Hubbard last night
landed the two men in the county Jail
against whom there Is said to. be
strong evidence that they held up Red
diner and Delmar stage und killed
Messenger Haslcell. They have re
fused to give their names.
The great day for gratitude, Thanks
giving, , comes next Thursday. , That
you may have no excuse for falling to
express your thanks on that occasion,
though not knowing why you are grate
ful, The Sunday Herald has obtained
for you declarations from clergymen,
priests, ministers and leaders of cult
and church and thought. This sym
posium Is absolutely unique, entertain
ing and unusual. You simply must
read this series of Thanksgiving ser
mons; It will fascinate you. In. The
Sunday Herald— only.
"How to court death In an auto"—
pooh: everyone knows that! Just get
out on South Main street and speed;
then lose control, and — — . It's all off.
But how to dare death and get rich at
It— that's different. ' Read of some of
the marvels In this line, In The Sun
• There's more ways than one In which
to cook that turkey tot Thanksgiving.
The liitoHt fashion— read of It in The
Hunilay Herald. :t: t ,'•'
Some . stunning new wrinkles In
gowna that don't wrinkle— rather, some
wrlnkleless— well, the women know, in
The Sunday Herald.
When the doctors came to Los An
geles. Col. Lynch's clever chat. "The
Gospel of Good Cooking." "A Glimpse
at Old Japan," "Peck's Bad Boy," "The
Curl Papers." Lots more. The Sunday
Herald, . , , ;
FORAKER PRESENTS H/S
RAILROAD RATE MEASURE
Senator J. B. Foraker
States He Has Tried to Remedy Present Ills
Without Conferring on Any Commission
Power of Establishing Rates
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.— Senator
Foraker today presented to the senate
committee on interstate commerce the
draft of his bill to amend the inter
state commerce law. The flenator stat
ed that he had tried to meet the com
plalnts against present railroad condi
tions and at the same time avoid con
ferring upon the Interstate commerce
commission or any similar body the
power of making railroad rates.
The Foraker bill, however, provides
for enjoining the publishing and charg
ing of excessive rates and for enjoin
ing any discriminations forbidden by
law, whether as between shippers,
places, commodities or otherwise and
whether effected by means of rates,
rebates, classifications, private cars,
preferential "or In any other manner
While this does not confer upon the
court the power to fix a rate It does
authorize the court to say what is an
unlawful rate and how much Is unlaw
ful, and to enjoin the carrier from
charging more than Is found to be law
ful. The bill also Is designated to pro
hibit the giving of passes,: to allow
free-access 1 to railroad documents and
t<> meet complaints as to rail rates, as
to export nnd Import freight. . The Im
portant provisions of the Foraker bill
are contained In a section which
amends section 3 of the Klktns act and
is as. follows: . . ■ - .
Important Provisions of Bill
"Section 3. That whenever the Inter
state commerce commission shall have
reasonable ground for belief that any
common carrier Is engaged In the car
rying of passengers or freight traffic
between given points at less than the
published rates on file, or is, either
singly or in co-operation with one or
more other carriers, publishing and
charging unjust or unreasonable rates
therefor, or is committing any discrim
inations forbidden by law, whether as
between shippers, places, commodities
or otherwise, and whether effected by
means of rates, rebates, classifications,
preferential, private cars, refrigerator
cars, switching or terminal charges,
elevator charges, failure to supply ship
pers equally with cars or In any other
manner whatsoever, It shall be its
duty, if such carrier or carriers will
not, after due notice, desist from such
violation of the law, to file with the
attorney general a brief statement of
Its grounds for such belief and evidence
In support thereof and thereupon, upon
his direction and In the name of the
United States, a petition shall be pre
sented alleging such facts to the cir
cuit court of the United States sitting
in equity having Jurisdiction, and when
the act complained of Is alleged to have
been committed or as being committed
In part in more than one Judicial dis
trict or state it may be dealt with, In
quired of, tried and determined in any
one of such Judicial districts or states,
whereupon it shall be the duty of the
courts summarily to Inquire into the
facts and circumstances, upon such
notice and in such manner as the court
shall direct .and without the formal
pleadings and proceedings applicable
to ordinary suits In equity, and to
make Buch other persons or corpora
PLOT TO KILL THE
CZAR AND FAMILY
POLICE CLAIM THEY HAVE
Intercept Correspondence of Revolu
tionary Party, in Which Plans
for Murder Are Dls. '
Special C.bls to The Herald.
BERLIN, Nov. 24. — The Berliner
Tageblatt reports that the St. Peters
burg police have Intercepted all corre
spondence between members of the
revolutionary party and Its adherentß
abroad In which a project was dis
cussed for the murder of the members
of the Imperial house. The letters were
deciphered, but neither the writer- nor
the addressee has been arrested, as
they are unknown.
MUTINY ON WARBHIPB
Report That Men of Black Sea Fleet
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Nov. 24. — A ■ dispatch to
neuter's Telegram company from St.
Petersburg says It is persistently re
ported that 'there haw been a mutiny
In the lilack sea fleet, and I that por
tions of the Sebaßiopol garrison . have
mutinied, killing the chief of staff and
wounding a colonel.
New Panama Engines Unfit
PANAMA. Nov. 24.— 1t is reported
that -a number of. the new; engines
which recently arrived In Panama for
use on the railroad are unfit for ser
vice here* ' ■..,.•.
PRICE: SINGLE COPf. 5 CENTS
tions parties thereto as the court may
deem necessary, and upon being satis
fied of the. truth of the allegations of
said petitions said court shall enjoin,
according to the ground of complaint,
the publishing and charging of all or
any suoh rate or rates so complained
of in excess of what the court shall
find to be reasonable and Just, such in
junction to continue in force during
such period as the same or substan
tially the same conditions may continue
as are established by the evidence in
such case or shall enforce an observ
ance of the published tariffs If they are
found to be Just and reasonable; or di
rect and require a discontinuance of
such discriminations, by such proper
orders, writs and process as will, as
nearly as be, secure equality of right
and treatment to all shippers, which
said orders, writs and processes may
be enforceable as well against the par
ties Interested in the traffic as against
the carrier or carriers complained of,
and all proceedings hereunder shall be
subject to the right of appeal to the
supreme court as now provided by the
act of February 11, 1903, to expedite
the hearings of suits In equity; but
such appeal shall not operate to stay
or supersede the order of the court or
the execution >of any writ or process
thereon, unless the circuit or supreme
court,, on application therefrom, made
for good cause, so order. -; ■-:■;.
Shall Institute Proceedings
"It shall be the duty of the several
district attorneys of the United States
whenever the attorney general shall
direct, either of his own motion or upon
the request of the Interstate commerce
commission to Institute such proceed
ings and the progress provided for by
this act shall be prosecuted at the cost
of the United States or the railway
company or companies, as the court
may adjudge equitable and just and
such proceedings shall not preclude the
bringing of suit for the recovery of
damages by any railroad or any other
action provided by said act approved
February 8, 1887, entitled 'An act to
regulate commerce and acts amendatory
thereof.' And In proceedings under this
act and the acts to regulate commerce,
the said court shall have the power to
compel attendance of witneses both on
the part of the carrier and any shipper
or shippers who shall be interested, who
shall be required to answer on all ques
tions relating directly or Indirectly to
the matter in controversy and to com
pel the production of all books and
papers, both of the carrier and the
shipper or the shippers, which relate
directly or Indirectly to such transac
tions, the claim that such testimony
may tend to incriminate the person
giving such evidence shall not excuse
such persons from testifying In regard
to such corporation producing its book?
and papers, but no person shall be
prosecuted or made to suffer any
penalty or forfeiture on account of any
transaction, matter or thing concerning
which he may testify or produce evi
dence or In favor of documentary or
otherwise In such proceedings."
Provision Is made to expedite cases
It is not allowed to grant a special
rate or in any manner collect from any
person a greater or less compensation
thiiri It receives from any other person.
MOTHER AND FIVE
Vry CHILDREN MURDERED
CRIME COMMITTED ON A FARM
Husband and Father Is Under Arrest,
. . Charged With the Deed— Hammer
and * Knife Are Weapons Used
Against Them All
By Associated Press
DBS MOINES. la.. Nov. 24.— Mrs.
William McWilllams and her tlvo chil
dren, ranging from 3 to 18 years of
age, were found murdered this,after
noon at tholr farm house, six miles
south of Independence. la. The hus
band and father, William MoWilllams,
1b now under arrest at Independence,
charged with the crime. He denies the
charge. , ■ , • • ■■'■•' :■>',
Evidently the mother had been killed
while preparing a meal, for when the
bodies were found food was on the
stove cooking. She had been savagely
hacked with a hammer and knife. After
her murder the children had evidently
been called In, one by one, and mur
dered In a similar manner. The baby,
not three years of age. when found
still wore her hood and mltteiui and
had In her hand a piece of buttered
bread. , • ... • ■»*
Haldeman Candidate for Senate
By Asioclatad Press.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 24.— The
Oouiier-Jounuil will . tomorrow morn-
Ing print the formal announcement of
the entry of W. B. Haldeman, editor
of the Louisville Times, into the race
for the seat In the United States senate
now held by J, C. Blackburn. - The elec
tion will take ' place r early In January.
Main News Section
3 Killed, 2 Wounded
Woody Conflict at Prison
Prisoners, Armed With Pistols and
Nitro.Glycerine, Make Break for
Liberty, but None Sue.
ceedt in Escaping
JOHN CLAY, gatekeeper.
E. ALLISON, officer of the com-
HIRAM BLAKE, convict.
Deputy Warden R. E. See, shot
in arm and hip.
Harry Vaughn, St. Louil, con
vict, shot in arm.
Mutineers captured unhurt:
George Ryan from Kansas City.
Charles Raymond, a three-year
burglar from St. Louis.
By Associated Fn-ss.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 24.-
A desperate attempt to escape from the
state prison was made by four con
victs at 3:15 this morning, resulting In
a terrific battle with weapons and nl
tro-glycerine at the prison gate, a run
ning fight through the streets of Jef
ferson City and the final capture of the
four convicts, two of whom were shot
and wounded. Two prison officers
were shot dead and a third seriously
Warden Matt W. Hall, Yardmaster
Porter Gilvln and five' prison guards
departed this morning for Fort Leav-.
enworth, Kas., on a special train con
veying seventy-one federal prisoners,
who are being transferred from •', the
Missouri state penitentiary to the gov
ernment prison at Fort Leavenworth.
It Is believed that this fact had much
to do with the outbreak today,' as. <t
Is surmised the : convicts had counted
largely, upon Warden Hall's absence 1H
their premeditated attempt to escape.
There was not the slightest premoni
tion of any trouble within the prison
walls. Suddenly Convicts Harry
Vaughn, Charles Raymond, Hiram
Blanc, George Ryan and Eli Zelgler.
who were working In close proximity;
to the prison gate, Inside the inclosure,
as If by a given signal, made a rush
for the gate. From their pockets they
drew pistols and it is presumed that at
least one of them carried a bottle of
nitro-glycerine. Where these weapons
and the explosive were obtained has
not yet been discovered. Rushing past
the gate, they entered Deputy War
den See's office and shot him as he
sat In his chair. He sank back and
was unable to resist them. Instantly
THE DATS NEWS
i Southern California: Cloudy, un.
settled weather Saturday; north,
east winds, changing to westerly.
I—Coin1 — Coin for Hamilton.
2 — Burton talks in his own behalf.
3—lndians3 — Indians come to play U. S. C. "!
A — Editorial.
s—City5 — City news.
6 — Sports.
B—Says8 — Says south was always in lead. '
I—Powers1 — Powers slated for new position.
2 — Southern California news.
3 — Winter influx still continues.
4.s— Classified advertisements. :"
6 — Will dedicate Bethesda church.
Mother and five children found raur«
dered on an lowa farm.
Startling testimony is given In thi
Three killed, two wounded In upris
ing of convicts in Missouri.
British ministry decides not to re
sign in v. body but will dissolve parlia
Russian police claim to have dis
(■overed plot to murder whole royal
Ship carrying Amundsen's cxpeditioa
to the Arctic is crushed In Ice.
Adams' peculations behoved to be
San Francisco man murders giater
in-law, claiming she exercised evil
Folsom convict who took part In
conspiracy to eßcape must hang.
Harris 4 Frank's big clothing slant
en Spring street destroyed by flre.
Clvlo league passes resolutions call-
Ing on authorities to prevent gambling'
at Asout park.
F. H. Pattee, linotype operator,
stands on track and .Is killed by strert
Officer goes to serve attachment and
ftnds woman in fashionable Weitlake
district dead In her apartmenti.
Police hope to arrest bank robbers.
Five hundred persons attend mass
meeting In aid of the 8. P. C. A. ■-.>
Ueri-berl, dreaded Japanese disease.
appears at the county . hospital.
Wife charges husband with tunas). •
In* illHlifh tind is granted a divorce. • . <
Dlutrtet attorney warns Los Angeles
lc.tl estate dealers against, alleged
bclu«mer. - ■ ,
Wati<r departm«nt placing meter*
wherever water Is consumed and .flat
rate will be abandoned. ■
Commissioner Frank Wiggins ' re- .
turns from Portland; nay* Southern
<>liforniu exhibit was always in the"
.Or. Powers said to • be slated ■. fur
Huperlmendent i.f the nsw detention
hospital and Dr. ■ I'ullette to succeed '
him as health officer. • . • , . ,
City takes over : water board's hold- "■
InKS In Owens river v allay, ■