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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 66.
Mutual Reserve Gave
Vice President Eldredge
on the Stand
Philadelphia Lawyer Who Had Organ.
Ized Policy Holders to Demand
President Burnham's Removal,
By A Modi) ted Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. s.— lnstances in
which the Mutual Iteserve Life In
surance company paid an aggregate of
about $20,000 In , what Vice President
George D. Eldrodge of that company
called "hold ups" were related to the
life insurance Investigating committee
by Mr, Eldrcdge toduy. In the case
in IS9B, Mr. Kldredgc testified, the com
pany piiltl $in,ooo to John McDonald,
n Philadelphia lawyer, who had been
active in organizing the policy holders
of the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance
company, Into a movement which
charged President Frederick A. T?urn
hfim of that company with mlsmanage
ment nnd demanded his removal. The
charges also reflected upon Mr. Kl
drcflgc's management an vlco presi
dent nnd threat was niaile to ask f<jr
tho appointment of a receiver for thfi
company. Kngagerl in this movement
of ' the policy holders also was J. S.
Hoffecker, a former auditor of the com
pany, who hud been dismissed or who
had resigned. . Ilefore leaving the com
pany Hoffecker informed President
Burnham that he resigned because their
ideas as to common honesty differed
so much and because he knew of so
many questionable transactions of
which President Burnham had ap
proved. Mr. Eldredge declared that
Hoffecker was not dismissed until he
had demanded an increase In salary
from $36 to $100 a week and practically
paid It waa safer for the company to
keep him than to let him go, In view
of what he knew about the company.
"Another instance of a hold up," Mr.
Kldredgo said, "was In 1890, when Max
Beehler. a so-called examiner of the
lowa insurance department, came to
New York with his son as an assistant,
examinedthe Mutual Reserve Life In
fiuranco company and presented to It
a bill for $489 for the examination.
Hather than pay the bill the company
withdrew lta business from lowa, but
a little later paid that bill and another
of $346 to Max Beehler for a verifica
tion of his previous examination in or
der, to get permission again to do busi
ness in lowa."
Mr, Eldredge told how he tried to
secure a license for his company to
do business In Missouri in 1898 and
found that It would have to employ W.
H. Phelps as attorney before It could
do so. Phelps got the license for the
company In three days and was paid
$3500 as "illegal fees," Mr. Eldredge
Mr. Eldredge testified also that he
•was certain there was no truth in the
statement made to a Canadian Investi
gation committee by James D. Wells,
former vice president of the Mutual
Reserve, that President Burnham of
that company had told Wells he had to
raise $40,000 to pay to the New York
insurance department In 1899, when
Louis F. Payne was superintendent of
The witness had previously stated
that a portion of a report made by
Isaac Vanderpool, an examiner of the
New York insurance department, after
an examination In 1899, was eliminated
after a hearing before the Insurance de
partment and before it was placed on
file. The part stricken out recom
mended that the company be not al
lowed to call its lease of Its home office
an asset and Include it In its surplus.
Mr. Eldredge declared that the Mutual
Keserve company paid no money to the
New York state insurance department
in 1899 except for the examination.
EQUITABLE IS WINNER
Demurrers Sustained ;in Action
Brought by R. D. Buford
Dy Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Dec. s.— The demurrers
of the Equitable Life Assurance society
directors and trustees to the complaint
of Rowland D. Buford, who brought
suit to have a Just and lawful distri
bution of the society's surplus, were
sustained in the supreme court today.
Buford claims that in 1904 the society
distributed In dividends among the
policy holders the sum of $6,001,906. of
which he received $13. He asserts that
the sum wtych should have been dis
tributed was $86,796,175, of which hia
proportion would have been $188.
Justice Scott, in sustaining the de
murrers, gave leave to Buford to amend
his complaint within twenty days.
Vandlver to Investigate
By Associated Press.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. Dec. 6.—
Superintendent of Insurance Vandlver
will spend next week In New York in
vestigating the Mutual Life Insurance
company and the Mutual Reserve Life
Insurance company. It has now be
come known that the Mutual Life of
iicluls were notified through one of lta
representatives more than a month ago
that practically the same demands
would be made upon them that were
made on the New York Life by the Mis
souri department of insurance, also
that In pursuance of this notice Su
perintendent Vandlver on November
14 made formal demand upon the com
pany for certain information, stating
In his letter that it was preliminary to
other inquiries that would be made
looking to action that was to be taken
by the Missouri department.
Salt Lake Man Kills Himself
IJy Associated Press.
SALT LAKH, Dec. 6.— U'C. Karrlck,
former city councilman and once a
prominent mining; man in the Blngham
district; committed suicide. today in his
room in the Cullen house by shooting
At one time Oarrlck, was worth half a
million dollars. Of late he had been
in tliiiincliil straits and had worried
over domestic affairs, having been
divorced by his wife. He came to Utah
thirty years ago.
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE! ""Kr-JS 1 " (65 CENTS
ATTACKS WOMAN IN BERTH
Negro Porter on Pullman Sleeper Robs
a Bride, but la Arrested
Special to The Herald.
BAN BERNARDINO, Dec. B.~ Mrs.
Luclle Wllllta, tho 19-year-old brMe of
James Wllllts of Dcs Molnea, lowa,
while a west bound pnasenger on the
Snnta Fe overland yesterday wan a
victim of b. daring robbery nnd assault
by Kdwarrt Hnwen, a negro porter, who
suddenly threw himself into Mrs. Wll
lltts* berth and, trying to drown her
cries, Bcir.od her purtie.
Mrs. Wlllltts managed to struggle
free and noon aroused the car by her
screams, when Hawes fled, only to be
arrested by Special Officer Selby of the
Banta Fa secret service, who happened
to be nbonrd tho train. Hawes was
taken off at Needles, his victim con
tinuing to her destination at Los An
geles. She arrived here this morning,
accompanied by hnr husband and
swore to a complaint charging Hawes
ENGAGED TO WED
JOHN BROCKWAY METCALF IS
THE HAPPY MAN
She Is a Daughter of the Well Known
Railway Magnate — He Is a Nephew
of Secretary of Commerce
Special, to The Herald.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6.— Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Huntingdon announce the
engagement of their daughter. Miss
Elizabeth Vincent Huntlngton, to John
Brockway Metcalf. The announce
ment is of greatest social importance,
owing to the vast wealth of the Hunt
ington family and their position here
and in Gotham. The engagement of
this popular and prominent young
couple comes as the pleasantest kind
of a surprise to society.
None but close friends of tho two
young people suspected an affair of the
heart, although Mr. Metcalf has been
devoted In his attentions to Miss Eliz
abeth for the past two years or more.
The match Is considered an especially
happy one, for Miss Huntington and
her fiance are congenial In their
tastes and thoroughly In love with each
Miss Huntington is the second
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Huntington:
Miss Huntington and Miss i^arlan
Huntington made their debut three
winters ago and were at once great
belles. Miss Huntington has never
cared greatly for society, however, ana
during the past year has .not taken
a very active part in It. She is a
very attractive girl, with a charming
Mr. Metcalf is a Berkeley man, a
graduate of the state university and
a member of the Delta Kappa Epsllon
fraternity. He • Is exceedingly popu
lar In society in San Francisco and
across the bay. The engagement is not
to be a lengthy one, for the marriage
is to take place in late February.
Mr. Metcalf is a son of George Met
ca.lf of Berkeley, brother of Victor H.
Metcalf, secretary or commerce and
ENDS HER OWN LIFE
MRS. LOUISA RAPHAEL FOLLOWS
HUSBAND BY A DAY
Swallows Carbolic Acid and Dies
Within a Short Time— He Was One
of the Most Prominent Merchants
In San Francisco
Special to The Herald.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. s.—Unwill
ing to be separated from her beloved
husband even by death, and over
whelmed with grief because her life's
partner had been taken from her, Mrs.
Louisa Raphael swallowed a quantity
of carbolic acid this morning and died
In a short time. Isaac W. Raphael,
pioneer and business man, died at the
family home yesterday of a cerebral
The widow was stricken with grief
and although her children, Julius,
Robert and a daughter, attended her
constantly, she refused to be consoled.
The funeral of Mr. Raphael was ar
r*iged to take place at 10 o'clock this
morning. Dawn broke with aged Mrs.
Raphael bowed in grief and heart
broken. She evaded those watching?
her and took the deadly poison and de
spite every effort of attending physi
cians soon died in great agony.
WILL IMPORT LABORERS
One Thousand Families to Be Taken
to Hawaii From the
By Associated Press.
HONOLULU, Dec. . s.— The Sugar
Planters' association met this morning
and decided to send to the Azores,
through the territorial board of immi
gration, for 1000 families of laborers
aggregating 6000 persons. They will
send an agent from here Immediately
Secretary Atkinson also will prob
It Is reported here that J. P. Cooke
will be appointed secretary of the ter
ritory should Atkinson resign that of
Illinois Reduces Freight Rates
Uy Ags( dated Press.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Dec. s.— Late
this afternoon the state board of rail
road and warehouse commissioners,
after a conference with C!ov. Deneen
lasting thivit hours, announced a re.
•tuition of 20 per cent, from existing
freight rates now in effect lit Illinois.
Qlove Cutter Drops Dead
By Associated Presa.
SAN FRANCISCO, Deo. s.— Charles
Musgrove, glove cutter ut the Standard
factory, dropped dead whilo ut his
bench yesterday morning. He was 60
years of age.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1905.
TO DOWN LANE
SENATORS WILL OPPOSE HIS
Party Leaders In the Upper House
Fight Californian Because He
It a Democrat — Serioua
Special to The Hoi aid.
WASHINGTON, Dec, 6.— The first
sign of a split between the president
and the leaders of his party In the
senate on the railroad question became
manifest today In a sudden but de
termined opposition to the confirma
tion of Franklin K. Lane as a member
of the Interstate commerce commis
Lane's nomination wns sent to the
senate today and was referred to the
committee on Interstate commerce.
Lane Is described as a Bryan kind
of Democrat which in objectionable to
the Republican senators. It Is claimed
by the Republicans that Lane's nom
ination by the president Is due to the:
Influence of his personal friend, Ben
jamin Ide Wheeler, president of the
University of California, who isf also
Senators Flint and Perkins suggested
several prominent Pacific coast Re
publicans but Roosevelt said he didn't
care to make the appointment on par
tisan grounds, and Lane was then de
A prominent Republican Benator ex
pressed himself thus:
"The president's appointment of Lane
looks like a bid for Democratic sup
port In congress, nnd It would seem
that Roosevelt is anxious to get credit
lor jamming rate legislation through
congress, being willing to make trades
with Democrats to accomplish his
If Lane's name Is not withdrawn the
committee on interstate commerce is
likely to postpone the report on his
ROOF OF A LONDON
RAILROAD STATION FALLS
SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND
MANY SERIOUSLY HURT
Collapse Occurs at the Charing Cross
Depot and Forty Workmen Are
; Carried Down With the Ruins.
Empty Cars Crushed
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Dec. s.— Ninety feet of the
roof of the southernmost end of the
Charing Cross railroad station col
lapsed without warning this afternoon,
carrying with it pome forty workmen,
who were engaged In repairs on that
section of the roof. The casualty list
of this extraordinary accident Includes
two persons who are known to have
been killed, two persons missing 1 and
probably burled beneath tons of de
bris, eight seriously injured and twen
ty slightly injured. The falling walls
of the station crushed the roof of the
Avenue theater, adjoining the station,
Injuring several men who were at work
Four trains stood In the station ready
and hundreds of persons were gath
ered on the platforms, awaiting the
departure of suburban trains and the
arrival of the Continental express,
which was due in a few minutes, when
the walls supporting the great iron
spans fell outward. With this support
removed, the spans fell with a tre
mendous crash, crushing the foremost
cars, which, happily, were not occupied,
but the falling roof carried with it the
workmen who had been swarming
among the girders.
All the casualties were confined to
the workmen in the station and on the
roof of the theater and to a few sta
tion hands. Not a single passenger waa
For some time the scene of confusion
was Indescribable. Charing Cross is the
most central, as well as one of the
busiest of London's railroad stations,
and had a larger portion of the roof
given way the loss of life would have
been great. As a result of the accident
the station will have to be closed for
STEAMER SINKS; 11 DROWNED
Disaster Takes Place Near Magdalene
Islands, Off Cape
By Associated Press.
MEAT COVE, O. 8., Dec. 6.— Kleven
lives were lost us the result of the
striking of the steamer Luenenberg
on the rocks off Amheitnc harbor, near
Magdalene islands, yesterday. When
the steamer struck there were seven
teen persons on board. Including a
crew of sixteen, and H, J. Leslie of
Halifax, one of the firm owning the
steamer and a member of parliament.
The accident occurred In a violent
snowstorm. After the steamer struck
the storm abated sufllclently for five
of those on board to row to lumf. ,
Others decided to remain on the
vessel until cnlm weather, but later
In the day, under the beating of the
tremendous waves, tnu steamer began
to go to pieces and it became neces
sary for them to leave In one of the
ship's boats. When the twelve men
wree about half way to the shore a
great wave swamped their craft and
the only one to escape death in the
turbulent waters was Captain Pride
of the Luenenberg, who managed to
cling to the boat until help reached
BOSTON'S BEAN ORGY
Price of Two Battleships Spent for
Them Last Year, 68,732 Barrel!
Hy Associated Press.
BOSTON, Dec. 6.— TSostonlana are still
true to the baked henna. Luhi year
they spent on 'their favorite diet more
than the cost of two battleships, or
16,698,272. According to wholesale deal,
ers 68,732 barrels were consumed In that
period, and tbe demand la Increasing.
BIRTHDAY OF MARK
TWAIN IS OBSERVED
Noted literary People Gather at Banquet
to Him at Dclmonico's
President .Roosevelt and Joel Chandler Harris
Send Congratulatory Letters — Mr. Clemens
Makes a Characteristic Address
By Associated Presa.
NEW YOUK, Dec. s.— Mark Twain
tonight was the guest of honor at a
dinner at Delmonlco's given by George
Harvey In honor of the humorist's sev
entieth birthday. The guests were con
fined closely to writers of imaginative
literature and about 170 authors were
present, nearly half ot them women.
During the dinner a congratulatory
cable message was received from Eng
land signed by forty of the most dis
tinguished writers there. The princi
pal souvenir which each gueßf. re
ceived was a bust of Mark Twain, half
President Roosevelt and Joel Chan
dler Harris sent letters and among
those who spoke or presented poems
were W. D. Howells, Ulchard Watson
Glider, Dr. Henry Van Dyke, Brander
Mimhews. Dr. Weir Mitchell, Kate
Douglas Wlggin, John Kendrlck Bangs,
Amelia Uarr, Hamilton W. Mable,
Carolyn Wells, Irving Bacheller, An
drew Carnegie, G. W. Cable, Hopkin
son Smith and Agnes Iteppller. Mr..
Roosevelt wrote: I
"I wish It were In my power to be
at the dinner held to celebrate the sev
entieth birthday of Mark Twain. It
Is dlfrlcult to write of him by his real
name Instead of that name which has
become a household word wherever
the Knglish language is spoken. He Is
one of the citizens whom all American's
should delight to honor, for he has
rendered a great and peculiar service
to America and his writings, though
such as no one but an American could
have written, yet emphatically romo
within that small list which are written
for no particular country, but for all
countries, and which are not merely
written for the time, but have an abid
ing and permanent value. May he live
long and year by year may he ad.d
to the sum of admirable work that he
has done. Sincerely yours,
When Mark Twain arose to speak he
could not proceed for several minutes
on account of the cheers that were
given In greeting. He said:
"The seventieth birthday, it is the
EVENT OF DAY
HOUSE TAKES STEPS FOR
This Measure Will Be Important Busi.
ness Today — California Delegates
Meet and Agree on an
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.— President
Roosevelt's message to congress re
ceived the attention of the house for
two and a half hours today. Its read-
Ing was listened to with marked at
tention and at Its conclusion the docu
ment was applauded. Preliminary
steps were taken toward appropri
ating the needed emergency funds for
the Panama canal, which will be the
business for tomorrow. Should unan
imous consent be refused for its con
sideration a special rule from the com
mittee on rules will be available which
will put the bill on its passage after
a limited period for discussion.
The house received and ordered re
ferred to one of the regular election
committees a protest from the fifth
congressional district of Illinois, Btat
lng that Anthony Miehalek, who was
yesterday sworn In as a member of the
house from that district, is not a citi
zen of the United States. The protest
was presented by Mr. Rainey of that
state, who asked for consideration of
the matter by a special committee.
This point was the only one contested,
it being suggested by Mr. Mann that
It was a matter for the proper elec
tions committee to consider, and his
amendment to this effect was adopted
on a yea and nay vote.
On motion of Mr. Goldfogle of New
York, a resolution was read expressing
the sympathy of the American people
for the distressed Russian Jews. The
resolution was ordered printed in the
Record and referred to the committee
on foreign affairs.
SESSION OF SENATE
Most of the Time Devoted to the
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dee. s.— The senate
was In session for almost three hours
today, and gave practically all of Us
time to listening to the reading 'of
the president's annual message. There
was a large attendance of senators and
the galleries were well filled, most of
the time with representatives ot the
The document received close atten
tion from both classes, many senators
following the reading throughout with
printed copies In their hands.
Mr. Bratulegee took his seat as a
senator from Connecticut.
The president's messuge was read
soon after the convening of the een
ate. The document was delivered by
Secretary liarnes, and followed an an
nouncement of Senator Allison, chair
man of the committee appointed to
wait upon the president and notify htm
that congress was organized and pre
pared to transact business.
time of life when you arrive at a new
nnd awful dignity; when you may
throw aside the decent reserves wblch
have oppressod you for a generation
and stand unafraid and unabashed
upon your peven-terraced summit and
look down nnd teach, unrebuked. You
can tell the world how you got there.
It is what they all do. You shall never
get tired of telling by what delicate
arts and deep moralities you climbed
up to that great place. You will ex
plain the process and dwell upon the
particulars with senile rapture. I have
been anxious to explain my own sys
tem this long time and now at last I
have the right.
"I have achieved my seventy yen re
In the usual way— by sticking strictly
to a scheme of my life which would
kill anybody else. It sounds like an
exaggeration, but that is really Un
common rule for attaining old age.
We have no permanent habltfl until wo
are forty. Then they begin to harden,
presently they petrify, then business
begliiß. Since forty I have been regu
lar about getting to bed and getting
up— and that is one of the main things.
I have made it a rule to go to bel
when there was not anybody left <o
sit up with; and 1 have made It a rule
to get up when I had to. This has
resulted in nn unswerving regularity
"In the matter of diet, which is an
other main thing, I have been per
sistently strict In sticking to the things
which did not agree with me until one
or the oner of us got the best of It.
Until lately I got the best of it myself.
But last spring I stopped frolicking
with mince pie after midnight; up to
tnen I had always believed it was not
loaded. For thirty years I have taken
coffee and bread at 8 In the morning
and no bite nor sup till 7:30 in the
"I have made It a rule never to smoke
more than one cigar at a time. I have
no other restriction to make as regaids
"As for drinking, I have no rule about
that. When the others drink I like to
help; otherwise I remain dry, by habit
and preference. This dryness does not
hurt me, but It could easily hurt- you,
because you are different. You let it
HYDE AND GOULD RETIRE
Two New Directors Elected by the
Oregon Short Line Stock.
By Associated Press.
SALT LAKE, Dec. s.— At an ad
journed annual meeting of stockholders
of the Oregon Short Line Railroad com
pany, held here today, Gordon M. Buck
and George E. Downs of New . York
were elected to the board of directors
In place of Edwin Gould and James H.
Hyde. The retirement of Mr. Gould
and Mr. Hyde was expected, similar
action having been taken by other Har
At an adjourned meeting of the Union
Pacific company action on a proposed
issue of $100,000,000 of bonds ivas In
definitely postponed. The bond matter
was the only question before the meet
PANIC ON LINER;
SIX MAY HAVE DROWNED
CROWD ON LA CHAMPAGNE IS
Immigrants Rush to Side of Vessel
to Watch Coaling Operations and
She Lists, Taking in Water— Sev.
eral Jump Overboard
By Associated Press.
HAVANA, Dee. 5.— A wild panic
among steeruge passengers on board
the French line steamer La Champagne
this afternoon resulted In the injury of
six and the possible drowning of six
persons. The La Champagne; arrived
from French and Spanish ports with
3!iO cabin and 1400 steerage passaiiKcrs,
1100 of whom were bound for Havana
and 300 for Mexico.
The steamship after anchorage and
discharging the cabin passengers be
gan coaling. At the time she was
slightly Hated and a crowd of Spaniuh
immigrants, swarming to her side to
watch the lighters, caused her to list
more and to take on a quantity of
water in her open coul ports. A panic
resulted among the passengers, many
of whom Jumped on the lighters and a
few Into the water. None of the in
jured is dangerously hurt. Six per
sons are missing but they may have
CONSUL GENERAL TO
MEXICO KILLED BY CARS
JAMES R. PARSONS LOSES LIFE
AT DIAZ'S CAPITAL
He Had Held the Office Since 1904.
Had Formerly Served at Alx la
Chapelle, Having Been Appointed
to That Post In 1888
By Associated Press.
MEXICO CITY. Dec. G.— American
Consul General Parsons was killed by
an electric car shortly after » o'clock
WASHINGTON, Dec. E James 11.
Parsons. Jr., tha American consul gen
eral at Mexloo City, who was killed at
that cupital tonight, was appointed
consul general there April 19, 1904. II,?
was from New York. Parsons had
formerly served as consul at Atx la
Chapelle, having been appointed to that
otTloe in 1888 and continued until Juno
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INJURED IN AUTO WRECK
Cigar Merchant In San Francisco Su».
tains Fractured Skull as Result
By AMoclated Pn»M.
SAN FHANCISCO, Dec. 5.— A skid
ding automobile overturned at the foot
of Strawberry hill In Oolden Oate park
thin morning at 3:30 end threw its
chauffeur and four passengers in a
tumbled heap on the ground. As a
result of the accident Edward Hntiser,
a cigar merchant, with a stand at
Stockton and O'Farrell streets, Heft at
the park emergency hospital with a
fractured skull and other severe In-
Juried which may prove fatal, while
the chauffeur, Ernest IT. Faust, Is nlso
In a badly battered condition. Two wo
men and a third man, who insisted In
concealing their identity, escaped un
Reckless speeding in rounding 1 a
curve caused the accident.
ACCEPTS TASK OF
ON THE KING
Notifies Him He Cinnot Submit Pre.
liminarles Until December 11.
Edward Goes to Visit Lord
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Dec. s.— Sir Henry Camp
bell-Bannerman saw the king at Buck
ingham palace this morning and ac
cepted tho task of forming a new
Tho duke of Devonshire, liberal
unionist, former lord president of the
council, was among the callers on the
new premier before the latter went
to the palace and In political circles
importance Is attached to the visit as
possibly signifying some kind, of work-
Ing agreement on certain points of
policy between the anti-protectionist
unionists, of which the duke has been
the recognized leader since his seces
sion from the Balfour cabinet.
The following official announcement
was made tonight: "Sir Henry Camp
bell-Bannerman Informed King Ed
ward that he was unable to submit
his proposed arrangements in connec
tion with the formation of a new gov
ernment until December 11.
"King Edward left London this af
ternoon to visit Lord Arlington at
Crichcl, Wlnborne." '
PARTIES COMBINE TO
■ - STAMP OUT SOCIALISM
INDEPENDENT MAYOR ELECTED
AT SANTA BARBARA
Democrats, Republicans and Prohi.
bitionists Form Alliance and Tri
umphantly Elect Mayor by Vote of
1230 Against 748 for Collectivlsts
Special to The Herald.
SANTA BARBARA, Dec. s.—Demo
crats, Republicans, Prohibitionists and
Independent voters combined today in a
successful effort to stamp out Social-
Ism In this city.
For some time the Socialists have
been making their boasts that they
were steadily gaining ground in Santa
Barbara, and In fact, In all Califor
nia. Today they were defeated at the
polls and T. D. Wood, the independent
or fusion candidate, was elected mayor
over W. L. McDonald, the Socialist
candidate, their totals being 1230 and
The fuslonlsts say the stamping out
process was successful. The Socialists
on the other hand are rejoicing over the
lfsult of the election, admitting that
something was "stamped out," but de
clearing that It was not Socialism.
New councllmen are: William Me-
Knight, James Tryce, A. C. Hasslng
er; re-elected councilmen, Nels Smith
J. W. Smith. Peter Pool and E. G.
Dodge; school trustees, Clio Lloyd and
A. A. Poole: city clerk, Davis, re
elected; and T. B. Curley, new police-
Judge. The city attorney and tax col
lector were re-elected without opposi
STUDENTS FIGHT OFFICERS
Several of the Stanford Boys Are In.
jured in a Conflict at
SAN JOSE, Dec. 5.— A telephone
message from Palo Alto conveys in
formation of a fight there tonight be
tween fifteen special deputies and about
150 Stanford students, several of whom
were severely Injured by clubs wielded
1-y the officers.
Constable Hill of Palo Alto, It ix said,
heard that the students had planned to
"rough house" a theatrical troupe that,
was scheduled to present "Uncle Tom's
Cnhln" at Mullen's hall In Pa'o Alto
tonight. Hill Immediately swore in
fifteen Ce putles and went to the theater.
A tVetmbance was started and Hill. In
endeavoring to arrest a student, pr^ip-
Itatef] n general flght, during whlen the
college men overpowered the oflicen-.
No (meets were made.
STILL- HOLDS THE CAR
Insane Womane Remains in Posses-
sion of Coach at Cirard,
GIRARD. Kas.. Dec. 5.-At a late
hour tonight Mrs. Ina Berry of Spo
kane, Wash., wns still In possession of
the passenger coach in which she has
been besieged since Friday, when she
assumed possession of It with armed
violence, Mrs. Kerry has been more
rational today than at any other time
since her voluntarly imprisonment in
Beveral persons entered the car and
conversed with her, and her mnnner
was) mild, giving no evidence of her
intention to harm anyone, except that
she always held her pistol and ill«
couraged any attempt to take her by
surprise. The woman was offered food,
but aha refused to eat it.
Main News Section
St. Petersburg Takes
Outbreak Feared and All
Are in Suspense
After Cossacks Disperse Meeting, Tel
egraphers Issue Proclamation
to Continue Fight
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 4 (Monday
evening), via Eydtkuhnen, Dec. B.—Al
though there appears to be no founda- '
tlon for the prevailing fears that; an',
outbreak is imminent the population ■•
continues in a state, of anxious ' sus
The garrison has now been rein- .
forced by forty-two battalions of in
fantry, fifteen squadrons of cavalry and
twelves machine gun batteries.
The city is divided into four dis- ;
tricts under Generals Osaroff, Duben
ski, Sterm and Trodskl, respectively.;
The strike of the Moscow telephone op
erators, who cut the wires and tore up
tho poles, has severed the last means
of communication with the ancient
After the meeting of telegraphers,
had been dispersed by Cossacks .the
Strikers issued another proclamation '
accepting the challenge of the govern
tnent and reiterating their determina
tion to fight to the end.
Neither newspapers nor letters hava
arrived from abroad for three days. .' ■..'•
The Socialist workmen's organiza
tion hns definitely resolved to remain
spectator of the present struggle un
less the unexpected happens.
Reviewed by Emperor '
The emperor this morning reviewed)
the Simnovsky regiment at Tsarskoe- 1
Selo. Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand ';
Duke Nicholas Nicholalevltch were:
present Tha emperor drank •to • the ",
health of the regiment. : His majesty -
appeared to be in good health.
This Is a great holiday in St. Peters
burg, and all the factories and ' mills'
are closed. ' The workmen took advan
tage of the holiday to: hold numerouH
meetings. The principal | meeting | was
held in a large hall known as Bait City ;
and was attended by over 1000 persons.!
Father Gapon was in the audience, but
he was not recognized. When his name
was mentioned by the speakers It was:
received with great cheering. Among
the speakers at the meeting were sev
eral Social Democrats, who urged upon :
the workmen that their salvation de
pf-nded upon the realization of the pres- .
ent program outlined by the Socialists.
The workmen refused to listen to these
appeals, which were received with ,
shouts of "Enough, enough." The So
cJal Democrats were thoroughly • dis
comfited. After their departure the>
meeting proceeded to discuss the or
ganization of monster unions, which
It was decided will be formed in /ac
cordance with plans outlined by Father
Gnpon at previous meetings. .
Several of the speakers clamored 'or
(Oontlnoml on Page Two.)
THE DATS NEWS
Southern California: Fair on
Wednesday; light north winds.
Maximum temperature in Los An.
geles yesterday, 70 degrees; mini,
mum, 46 degrees.
I—Paid1 — Paid to "hold-ups."
2 — Federation has lively session.
3 — Auto speed mania causes accident.
s— City news.
6 — Sports.
7 — Southern California news.
B.9— Classified advertisements. .
10 — Orchestra is main feature.
188.8.131.52.5 — President's message.
6 — Public advertising.
B—May8 — May sue city for pool licenses.
President's message is read before
the houses of congress.
Vice president of Mutual Tteservo I
Life Insurance company tnstlfles.
Prominent Hternry pcoplo gather to
observe Mark Twain's birthday.
Campbell-Bannerman accepts task of
forming new cabinet.
St. Petersburg increasing garrison,
anticipating further disturbances.
Roof of a London railroad Htatlon ,\
falls, killing several and injuring
Ftialonlnts defeat Socialists and elect
mayor at Banta Barbara.
Mrs. LouUu Kaphael of Ban Franolsco
commits sulcldo shortly after death of
11. B. Huntington's daughter to wed
nephew ot Secretary Motcalf.
Dr. OeorßQ Brown, formerly prom- '
Inent Denver physician, declared ln
sanu. creates scene in court.
-Mrs. Aniiltt Unas arrested on charge
of insanity and later released.
Attorneys Indulge in heated argu
ment over proposed incorporation of
Wilmington. Supervisors will docldo
City threatened with mandamus ami '
damago suits If pollc« commission. «>• ■
fuses to grant licenses for pool and
billiard hulls. •■ <'
Phil.uleipiiliiii Is unable to prove »
charges against police oirieer.
Police communion calls in stars of ■
all special officers. . •• . • "• . .
Pollen commission uncovers truffle hi