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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 67.
Kussian Officer Had Brutally Whipped
Peasant Women of Saratoff
Harrowing Details of Flogging Were Printed in
St. Petersburg Papers and Executioner
Is Sent From "Flying Column"
Jly Aimorlnled Press.
LONDON, Dec. 7.— Th« St. refers
burg correspondent of the Dally Tele
graph in a dispatch dated December fi,
sent via ICydtkuhnen, East Prussia,
"Lieutenant General Sakharoff, form
er minister of war, was assassinated
"The government had deputed Gen.
Saklmroff to visit tho province of Sara
toff for the purpose of quelling the
agrarian riots there.
"A woman belonging to the so-called
'flying column' of the revolutionary
movement called at the house of the
governor of Saratoff at noon today and
asked to see General Sakharoff.
"She fired three revolver shots at the
general, killing him on the spot.
"The tidings reached St. Petersburg
tonight. Count'Wltte charged Lieut.
Gen. Rudiger, of war, with the
tas^'of breaking the news to Mmc,
Siik taroff . -
"The event has created a profound
irnpresslon In St. Petersburg, owing to
the fears that, the revolutionists here
will follow the example thus set.
"The specter of a military dictator
ship, which has ■ been looming on the
horizon, Is slowly gaining consistencey
and sharpness of outline."
GENERAL HAS WOMEN WHIPPED
Revolt in St. Petersburg Garrison
By Associated Press.
LONDON. Dec. 7.— The correspond
ent of the Times at St. Petersburg
"I am informed on excellent author
ity that a revolt in the St. Petersburg
garrison Is certain to occur.
"The cab papers print harrowing de
tails of the whipping by order of Gen.
Sakharoff of the peasants whom he
was sent to pacify."
RELIEF COMMITTEE IS HAMPERED
Men In Charge of Fund Report on
:iV . '.■ .'.' ■•'"".• Situation
By Associated Press. / t•'";/■t •'";/■
"> " LONDON, " Dec-.' 6.— The . secretary of
the committee which was appointed by
the recent conference held here under
tho chairmanship of Lord Rothßchtld
trt take charge of the distribution of
the f unds collected for the relief of
■ Jews in KuHSia, said to the Associated
Press tonight that tho committee waa
being much hampered by "the failure
of telegraphic communication. He said:
"Aftfr a personal inHpection we can
report that the destruction Is inde
scribable. Hundreds of ■' shops have
been destroyed and business is at a
standstill. ' The damage umounts to
millions of roubles.
"Forty thousand persons are affected
in Kleff nlonc. Several small towns
which harl Jewish sections have been
entirely burned and the people are
sleeping in the fields." .
The traveling commissioners say that
171 towns have been the scenes of
JewlHli massacres. ' These figures do
not include a number of villages und
Siberian towns, many of which suffered
from the anti-Semitic madness.
The secretary said that up to dato
$2,475,000 had been contributed. This
sum Includes $1,000,000 from the United
States, $510,000 from Germany and
$4115.000 from ttreat Britain. The sum
of $935,000 had already been remitted
to Russia. . ;•■;. ,', ; '■ .
The committee, the secretary said,
proposed to organize a special system
of relief for the orphaned children,
who would be re-moverl from Russia
and given Into the care of Jewish
families in other countries. This plan,
he said, had received the Indorsement
of Jacob H. Schiff of New York, treas
. urer of the American relief committee,
who offered to take any number of
children up to KOO and see to their
TROUBLE IN ARMY SPREADS
Mutinies Are Not Quelled and Out.
■ ■..■■ - breaks Continue
By Associated Press.
ST. PETKRSnURG, Tuesday night,
Den. G, via Helslngforu, Finland, Dec.
6, 7 p. m. —The situation does not cleur.
The worst features of the extension of
the troubles In the army are coming iv
siowly from divers regions. The mu
tinies at Kieff and Voronezh are not
yet quelled, and It is now reported that
cutbreaks huve occurred among vari
ous regiments in Poland.
■ Premier Witte's task is hourly be
coming harder and many persons sin
cerely believe that his downfall is im
In the meantime the distracted
premier, upon whose shoulders every
thing falls. In addition to the army
problems with which he is confronted,
continues bis negotiations with the
zemstvolsts, whose aid In the present
crisis he regards us vital.
The Moscow deputation this after
r.oon formally presented the premier
with the resolutions of the zemstvo
congress, accompanied by an explana
tion of.tbelr views. The premier In
tended to prepure a formal reply In
'writing, ho us to avoid a possible mis
' Another government note appealing
to the .people to huvo patience, point
ing out again tli«j necessity for time to
replace the old by new laws unit prom-
Icing the issuance of temporary stat
utes covering the guarantees of the
manifesto and milking them . operative
i. nt II the national assembly meets, has
in m Issued.
The government made an effort to re-
Miirin the post and telegraph services
tcday, but it was a dismal failure so
fur us the latter was concerned. Homo
mall, however, wus delivered by volun
tews under the escort of police and
gindannes.- 'Many prominent persons,
air.o'iiy'thom' being Prof, De Muurtena,
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE! Dmt tit%Z:Z M I 65 CENTS
tendered their services as strike
JAPAN SOUNDS WARNING NOTE
Russian Leader Pleads With Revolu.
tlonlsts — Predicts Awful Slaughter
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Drc. 5. Tuesday
night, via Holslngfors, Finland Dec. 6,
7 a. m.— The so-called landlords' con
gress at Moscow, which was comprised
of representatives of a number of re
actionary organizations like the ban
ner bearers and holy alliance of Rus
sian patriots, seemed to have the cue
to attack Premier Wltte. Detailed mall
reports of the sessions show that the
congress bitterly assailed the premier,
end pronounced for the emperor and
the- antiquated zemsky sobor.
The telegraphers tried to meet this
afternoon at the hall of the Technical
society to discuss ways and means to
keep up the strike, but they were com
pelled to disperse by a police captain
backed up by a squndron of Cossacks,
on the ground that they were violating
The League of Leagues has called on
the workmen and on all friends of
freedom to donate a day's wages to the
cause of the telegraphers, and has
warned the railroad telegraph opera
tors that they must cease to transmit
any except service messages.
Father Capon is continuing to preach
to the workmen against a revolution,
saying that the strike tactics are sure
to eventuate Into reaction and Jeopar
dize the freedom purchased by blood.
He warns the revolutionists and Social
ists that they cannot arouse the peas
ants by their political demands, but are
more likely to raise up a counter revo
lution. He says:
"A hundred fanatical priests with
church banners and Ikons might easily
arouse the 'black' millions of the coun
try and overwhelm your Intellectuals
of the city amid such horrors as the
world has never ■witnessed."
TELEGRAPHERS EXPECT VICTORY
Chairman of Committee Sends Mes.
sage of Encouragement
By Associated Presa.
BERLIN, Dec. . 6.— A dispatch to the
TageWatt-. .from-* St.'< -v Petersburg,-"* Yla
Eydtkuhnen, Den. 6, says:
"The central bureau of the Moscow
telegraph and postal employes has sent
the following telegram to all the cities
your. demands, will bo granted.
Continue the strike. Prospects are
good.. Witte agrees to , everything.
Only Durnove opposes. Remain firm
until further notice.'
•The result of this telegram here is
tliatthe strikers have appealed to tho
public not to help the authorities to
break the strike by assisting in the
jxistofuco as volunteers. Persons doini*
Ro, the strikers say. are criminals com
mitting grave political. offenses against
tlio whole Russian people, and they
call on- the people to boycott such vol
"Students, officers and many women
have offered their services to the post
office officials. The wires are always at
tho disposal of the workmen's council
for communication with other parts of
Russia. The wife of the late Prof
Borikowski wished to inform her rela
tives of the death of her husband and
applied to Premier Wltte to send them
telegrams, which he declined to do. She
then asked M. Christoleff, chairman of
the workingnien's council, to send the
telegrams, offering him several thou
sand roubles If he would do so. The
chairman refused to accept tho monos',
but franked and forwarded the tele
APPEALS TO PEOPLE
Official Note Explains Situation as
Seen by Czar
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Tuesday, Dec. R
via Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia, Dec. 6.
— An official note waH Issued today ex
plaining that while 'the government is
Inflexibly determined to carry out the
reforms promised by the Imperial man
ifesto of October 30, it is Impossible at
one stroke to accustom the population
to the administration of the new order
of things created by the manifesto.
Until the new legislation required by
the reforms Is effected, tho old laws
must be enforced, except where they
are already replaced by temporary pro
visions. The note adds that drafts of
the provisional regulations governing
freedom of the press and tho right of
association have been completed: that
the deliberations regarding the reform
of the council of the empire and the ex.
tension of the franchise are nearlng a
conclusion, and that the elections to
the national assembly are being ex
M. Relgard, chief of the press censor
ship office, has been relieved of his
post at his own request.
At the review of the Smonovsky regi
ment at Tsarskoe-Selo yesterday the
emperor addressed the troops, com
menting on their tried loyalty.
EXPRESSES BYMPATHY FOR JEWB
Secretary Root Writes to New Yorker
Regarding Government's Attitude
By Associated Proas.
NEW YOUK, Dec. 6.— That this would
be an unfavorable time for representa
tlons In behalf of the Jews in llusaia
but that there may be some hope fur
action in the future is the opinion ex
pressed by Secretary Hoot in a letter
to Simon Wolf, which was made public
yesterday. Mr. Hoot expresses his sym
pathy with the sufferers, and pays in
part: •/*' ; ;
"With the hoped for establishment of
a more liberal form of government and
the restoration of administrative con
trol over the remote scenes of the oo
< Continued on face Three.)
THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1905.
SAY HE ATTEMPTED BRIBERY
Japanese Agent of Standard Oil Ac.
cused of Offering Gold to Cut.
8pecl«l to Th« Herald,
SAN KHANCIKCO, Dec. «.— F. Naka
mura, a rich Japanese, who I* the
Stnndard Oil ngent for northern Jnpn.ii.
Id BCCUmtf by the cuotomii Inspector*
here of offering them bribe to piiM his
bnggnge which contained two thousand
dollars' worth of klmonan and other
foully Bilk goods and curios.
Nakamura arrived yesterday on the
MiiiHliuriii with a valet and much
baggage. When the customs officer*
were delving Into his trunk nhd hrlng-
Ing up kliminutt and other goods, tfifl
Japanese offered several five dollar
pieces to Kellogs< Another deputy 'wlt
n^sseil what the two men regarded
us an nttempt to bribe. They reported
the case, but Collector Stratten didn't
hold NH.kamura, as he pleHded through
atl Interpreter thnt he had been told
lon the ship that fifteen dollnrs was the
regular cuHtonm fee and that wns the
ii mount he tendered. Under tho law
If bribery can be proved Nakamura's
goods will be conflxcated.
SAYS WESTERN UNION
SUPREME COURT RENDERS A
Telegraph Company's Appeal Results
in Order Which May Result in
Every County in State Demanding
Taxes from Corporation
By Ansocintcd Frfss.
STOCKTON. Dec. 6.— An important
decision has just been rendered by the
supreme court In the. case of the West
ern Union Telegraph company against
the county of San Joaquln, the decision
of the late Judge Budd regarding the
ussessahlllty of the company's fran
chise beliiß- affirmed. In 1900 County
Assessor Ortman assessed the tele
graph company's franchise for $1,000.
The company claimed the assessment
illegal and brought a suit, paying the
tax under protest. -Judge Budd de
cided the franchise w-ns assessable and
an appeal wns- taken to the supreme
court with the result stated. It Is ex
pected that this will result In the com
pany's franchise being assessed in all
the counties of the state through which
its lines pass.
COURT UPHOLDS HITCHCOCK
Decision Rendered to Effect Secretary
Need Not Recognize Squaw
;'.: V ' •; . Man's Claim
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. «.-Jiistice
Duel! has rendered a decision affirm
ing the Judgment of the district su
preme court In the case of Willis C.
West against Secretary . Hitchcock.
West, • having married an Indian ' wo
man, that. ho. thereby.,- becami,
"by 'adoption"' a "'member of the Choc
taw tribe,' to whirh the woman be
longed, and was entitled to an allot
ment of land In the Indian Territory.
The secretary denied Wftst's applica
tion for- allotment on the ground that
tho alleged adoption had never received
tho approval of the interior department
AVest then sought by mandamus pro
ec-edlnss to compel the secretary to
recognize the adoption. The trial court
held that the answer of the secretary
showed that his rulings involved the
exercise of discretion and could not be
controlled by mandamuH, and in this
view the case of the appellate court
GETS BIG PRINTING ORDER
Public Appreciation Causes Clncin.
nati Concern to Capture Enor.
• mous Contract
Special t<> Tho Herald.
CHICAGO, Dec. 6.— Charles \V. Shlv
el, representing the United States
Printing- company of Cincinnati, 0.. is
in the city today and states that ho has
recently closed a contract with the
Anheuser-Busch Brewing company for
two hundred and ilfty million Bud
welser beer labels.
This is tho largest quantity of labels
ever bought at any one time by any
one buyer and yet it represents but a
portion of the total quantly required
by that company during the ensuing
• The great und growing public appre
ciation of o. fine product is responsible
for this tremendous order.
SEEK BIG JEWELRY THIEVES
Larger Portion of $200,000 Worth
of Gems Are Re
By Associated Preos.
NEW YORK, Dec. 6.— That the larger
portion of $200,000 worth of jewels
stolen from a Paris traveling sales
man In Birmingham, England, last
March, were disposed of In southern
and western cities of the United States
by a woman confederate of the robbers
is the opinion of the New York police.
Two necklacea, worth several thou
sand dollars, which were identified by
the victim of the roobery as part' of
the plunder, were found in a pawnshop
here yesterday. The greatest secrecy
was maintained by the police and it
was said that nothing would be made
public until the persons wanted wera
BLAME TELEPHONE COMPANY
Coroner's Jury Bays Heavy Current
Wires on Poles Caused Line,
By Associated Press.
SAN JOBIB, Dec. 6.— The Jury in the
inquest tonight over the remains ■of
Hoy Eddy, a young lineman who was
electrocuted here yesterday, divided.
T.ho majority rendered an open ver
dict and the minority finding further
that the telephone company was negli
gent in placing live wires on poles
when said wires could be placed in a
position where they would be less dan
gerous to human life.
Lumber Mill Damaged by Fire
By Associated Press.
SA-N FRANCISCO, D«o. 6.— A flre,
siippouod to have been caused by spon
taneous combustion, broke out in the
ltmbar mill of A. F. Newhaus & Co.
on Brannon street this morning. The
principal damage was done to the, ma
chinery used in the establishment. The
loss la about $15,000.
Sarah Bernhardt the
Quebec Otters a Gross
Great French Artist Says She Vvas
Misquoted In Interview and
Did Not Call Canadians
By Associated Press.
QUEUEC, Dec. 6.— Rotten eggs were
thrown at M me. Sarah Hernhardt after
the performance at the auditorium lust
night because she displeased a number
of people In this city on account of an
Interview she gave yesterday to a num
ber of newspnpers. This interview ap
peared In l'Evenment and was uncom
plimentary to Canadians.
When the performance was over
Bbout 200 men and boys hung around
the doors and as Mr. Max, one of the
performers, made hla appearance, he 1
was struck with an egg.
As Mine; Bernhardt got Into her
sleigh she was applauded. However, a 1a 1
number of persons had proceeded to
the station and as the tragedienne was
driving down the streets eggs were
thrown at her, which she fortunately
escaped, but some of her company In
other sleighs received several of them.
DIVINE SARAH'S STATEMENT
Mme. Bernhardt Makes Earnest Disa,
vowal of Charge
By Associated Press.
OTTAWA, Ont., Doc. 6.— Mme. Sarah
Bernhardt urrlved here tonight and had
lunch with Governor and Lady Gray at
government house. The followtng
statement was given out by Mine, Bern
"I must formally deny certain phrases
attributed to me through the columns
of l'Bvenment of Quebec, regarding the
Canadian people. I have never, never
stated, on my word of honor, that the
Canadian people were Iroquols Indians.
I did say that It was true that the' Can
adians have made great progress In
agriculture, but not In literature and
"Last evening two or three hundred
men assaulted two women of my com
pany with sticks and stones and
severely wounfledthem about-the head.
I ask if these young men were Can
adians. I do not believe It."
INSANE WOMAN IS
AT LAST OVERPOWERED
MRS. BARRY IS OVERCOME BY AM.
Maniac Who Held Officers at Bay With
' Big Revolver Five Days and Nights
Taken Into Custody In Pitiable
By Associated Press
GIHARO, Kiis., Doc. fi.— Mrs. -tna
Barry, who since Friday last has held
the town oIUHuIB at bay from her fort
In the tollot room of a 'Frisco railway
coach on the track here, was removed
today shortly before noon uftr>r she
had bepn partially overcome by the
fumes of ammonia. A bundle of rags
saturated with the drug hud been
pushed through the window of the toi
let room. Before surrendering Mrs.
Barry fired one shot at her captorH,
but without effect.
Before she could shoot again Mrs.
Biirry was overpowered by two officers.
After being reassured that the officers
and the people of Oirnrd were her
friends and that the officers had come
to protect her the woman made but
feeble efforts at resistance.
She was removed In a cnrrluge to
the Jail and placed under the cure of
the city physician. Once inside the
Jail and made confident that the at
tendants were working in her behalf,
Mrs. Harry quieted down und talked
Emaciated by tho long fast and weak
ened from loss of sleep and from ex
posure, the woman presented a pitiable
appearance. Her' clothes were torn,
her face and hands badly soiled and
hor hair disheveled.
Mrs. Barry will bo delivered into
the custody of tho probate court, bo
fore whom the town marshal had la«t
night been ordered to produce her at
3 o'clock this afternoon.
After Mrs. Barry had been In Jail
some time the effects of the ammonia
fumes became more apparent. Her
throat and eyes were swollen and she
was seized with a tit of trembling that
practically amounted to paroxysms.
She Improved rapidly, however, un
der the treatment of Dr. L. p. Adam
son, who said the woman would suffer
no serious Injury from the ammonia.
TO ABBIBT UNFORUNATE WOMAN
Former Husband of Mrs. Barry Offers
to Aid Her
By Associated Press.
LEXINGTON. Ky.. Dec. 6.— The iden
tity of the woman who for several days
defied the authorities at Glrard, Kas.,
was fully established today, when
James F. Barry. .a grocer here, visited
the offices of a local law firm. Mr.
Barry says the womau la his divorced
wife. Although he has again married
he says he will assist her in her. pres
ent trouble. •" ■ , i. ;..<. ,
Railway Magnates In Sin Francisco
Special to The Herald.
SAN KRANCJHCO, Deo. «.— T. K.
Gibbon, vice president and general
counsel of the Ban Pedro & Salt Lake
railroad, is back from the orient and la
a guest at the Palace. He was aecom
panted by hla wife. A. C. Wells, gen
eral manager of the Santa Fe coast
lines, in registered at the Palace from
ELOPERS WAIT FOR BIRTHDAY
Age of Groom Bar to Ceremony So
day's Postponement Is
SpftftUl to Th«? Unmtd.
HAN RF.nNAIIDtNO, D<"<\ «.— Th«
elopement of Frank Phlpps Hllllivrd and
Miss Helen Un?M Fhl.« of PHSddena met
with nn obstacle which compelled them
to Tvnlt here one day before they could
nertire » llrensc.
The rouple rutne to this city Tuesday,
but were prevented from getting a ll
r.f n«e by a telegram to the county clerk
from Mrs. O. A. Hutehlns, a sister of
the Rinom, sin ting that he whs not of
Hfre. Not to be dßfflHted In their plans,
the young people announced tliat they
would wait, as Milliard would be of ago
Today they secured their license nnd
were mnrried by Key, 11. E. Wilhlte.
The newly married couple will take n
short, trip, before going to Pasadena.
The groom's relatives are snid to have
opposed the marriage strongly.
FLIES INTO A RAGE
GRILLS MEMBERS OF CALIFORNIA
Chief Executive Flays Pacific Coast
Members for Introducing Bill for
Exclusion of Japanese — Says
Would Veto Measure If Passed
Spcclnl to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.-Several
Cttllfornlans called on the president
this morning, among them one or two
members of the delegation. The presi
dent was' in a , furious , temper . over
tho Introduction of a Japanese exclu
sion bill, One of the Callfornlans told
this story of what occurred;
"What on earth did you Callfornlans
mean by Introducing such a bill? 1 '
burst out the president as he greeted
them. "Don't 'you know such a thing
"With our great trade openings in
the orient and our peculiar relations
with those countries and with our
solemn treaty with Japan, which is the
supreme law of the lund. do you sup*
pose I would approve a bill that would
be In violation of tho treaty and an
affront to Japan? Why, I would veto
It If It were passed unanimously."
"This bill represents the sentiment
of a largo part of the population on
the Pacific coast," replied- the Call
fornlan. "It' is introduced by the Cali
fornia delegation, composed of Repub
licans. We understand a committee
is coming here with the Intention of
having h similar hill introduced by a
Democrat who will try to make it ap
pear that the regular delegation is
dilatory or opposed to the untl-Jupnu
ese sentiment in California."- •
. "Who are these people?" asked tho
■president. „„..... . .- : : .. ...,,.. ,„—.»;.-.■
. ''Well, the committee is headed by
former Congressman Llvernnsh. and the
other members are Andrew Furuseth,
O. A. Tvletemoe and Walter Mac
arthur, labor leaders."
• "Send them to me! Send them to
me!" exploded the president, srrittlnpr
his teeth and pounding the desk with
'Til "veto tho bill and deport LJv'ei'
"I'll toll them what I think of Jap
It Is siild Senator Perkins intended to
Introduce a bill identical with McKln
l.'iy's bill, excluding Japanese and
Koreans, but when lie heard of , the
president's threat to deport Llvernash
he concluded to let the liousn wrestle
with the subject.
WORLD'S FAIR OFFICIAL DIES
William H. Thompson, Prominent Res.
ident of St. Louis, Expires at
Spneial to The Herald.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. fi.— William' 11.
Thompson, president nf the Nutional
Bank of Commerce, treasurer of the
World's fair and the foremost financier
of the Mississippi valley, died at his
homo here at 8 o'clock this evening.
Mr. Thompson was born October 13
18W), at Huntlngton, Pa. He received
Ills education in the public schools of
his native' town.
In 1863 ho came to St. Louis and
found employment. A few years as an
employe and he had accumulated
enough to Htart in business for himself
as a master plumber.
In 1871 he organized tho Missouri Lead
and OH company and was its president
until 1884, when his connection with the
National Bank of Commerce demanded
more of his time than he could afford to
the lend business.
SEARCH FOR "CAPT." L B. KING
Santa Fe Officials Looking for Man
Alleged to Have Posed as
Special to Tho Herald.
SAN BERNARDINO, Dec. 6.— Special
officers of the Santa Fe are looking for
"Capt." L. B. King, who, it is said,
has been posing at Santa Cruz recently
as a special locating engineer of that
road and living in style In the north
ern city. A few days ago, it la charged,
he drew a sight draft through a Santa
Cruz bunk for $1000 on "F. M. Ferris"
of San Bernardino. The draft was at
once telegraphed the San Bernardino
National bank, which referred the paper
to F. M. Perrls, manager of Santa Fe
oil properties, who replied Uiat he knew
nothing about King. Thinking It pos
sible that the Santa Fe might have a
man by that name at Santa Cruz, he
referred the subject to the higher of
ficials of the road, who are now looking
RAILROAD MAN PROMOTED
W. J. Underwood of St. Paul Road
Made General Manager of
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Dec. 6.— W. J. Underwood,
former assistant general manager of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. I'aul rail
road, has been made general manager
of the system, succeeding 11. H. Will
iams, who Is now president of the Pa
cific Hallway company,
I). U Hush will be made assistant
general manager of the Ht. Paul road
and J. H. ISarling, superintendent at
Milwaukee, it in said, will succeed Mr
Hush as general superintendent ■ ,
PRICE: SINGLE COPY. 5 CENTS
Railroad Rate Regulation Bill Presented
to the Senate
Representative Williams Declares He Will Fighj
Bond Issue While $40,000,000 U.S. Funds
in Banks, Drawing No Interest
Upper House Deals With Question
Regulating Insurance Companies
and Contribution by National
Banks to Campaign Fund
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.— The senate
began business in earnest toduy. The
session was of only little more than two
hours' duration, but in that time sev
eral hundred bills and resolutions were
Introduced and referred to committees.
■ There were resolutions dealing with
the question of the national regulation
of Insurance companies, the incorpora
tion of interstate railroad companies
and the contribution of funds to polit
ical parties by national banks.
Mr. Foraker presented his railroad
rate regulation bill; Mr, Galluger his
merchant marine subsidy bill; Mr.
Lodge a hill providing for a maximum
and minimum tariff rate schedule In
the Interest of reciprocity, and Mr.
Culberson a bill making it a penal of
fense to use the money of Insurance
companies in politics.
The nearest approach to a. contro
versy arose over a resolution presented'
by Mr. Newlands directing the Inter
state commerce commission to draw a
national incorporation act' for railroads.
Mr. Spooner criticised the proceeding
as unworthy of the senate.
Objection was made to consideration
of a resolution offered by Mr. Tlll
■nan for investigation of the subject
of national bank contributions for cam
paign purposes and the resolution went
over for a day.
Senator Mitchell Withdraws
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.— Vice Pres
ident Fairbanks today receivd a tele
gram from Senator Mitchell of Oregon
resigning the chairmanship of the sen
ate committee on interoceanic canals.
Senator MUlard of Nebraska is the
ranking member of the committee after
Senator Platt of New York, who does
not desire to undertake the arduous
work Involved by this place.
Seeks Annexation of Islands
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6.— Senator
Heyburn today Introduced a resolution
providing for the annexation of San
Domingo and- Haiti to the United
To Stop Aliens from Poaching
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.— Senator
Fulton presented bills today for a
United States district court .in China
and prohibiting aliens from fishing in
Alaskan- waters. He also presented a
bill to prohibit the mlsbranding of
TOURISTS ARE COMING
RAILWAY MEN BUSY WITH MUCH
Scores of Automobiles Are Being
Shipped to Pacific Coast Where
Wealthy Devotees Escape Rigors of
Special to The llorald,
CHICAGO. Dec. 6.— 'Bookings for
California limited trains continue to
give railroad men considerable to do.
Investigation today revealed that in
addition to prospects for the largest
California traffic ever known the west
ern roads will carry more automobiles
to the Pacific coast for the winter
tourists than ever before.
As express and freight rates across
the continent to the Pacific coast on
automobiles are high It is reasonable
to suppose that Chtcagoans will con
tribute enormously to the earnings of
Percy F. Megargel, who is much In
the limelight of the auto world for his
interesting trip to the Pacific, sends
word that eastern devotees of automo
blllng had any idea of the glorious win
ter touring in California on the olied
highways they would never bother with
snow , flecked roads.
"Imagine broad, well oiled highways,"
writes Mr. Megargel, "wide enough for
vehicles to pass at full speed. In the
east I sometimes have a run for a half
a mile on roads like these lined with
fine trees,, but out here it Is the samo
beautiful vista mile after mile."
BOSTON PUBLIC AROUSED
Mayor Calls Meeting to Protest
Against Breaking Up of Frigate
By Associated Press.
BOSTON, Dec. (i.— Acting Mayor
Daniel Whelton today issued a call for
a public meeting of citizens to be held
in Faueull hall next Saturday evening
to protest agiiliuit the suggestion con
tained In the annual report of the sec
retary of the navy that the . hlstoria
frigate Constitution, which Is now tied
up at the Charleston , nnvy yard, be
Mayor. Wholton said tonight that the
meeting waa for all citizens, who by
their piesence would protest "against
the monstrous suggestion of the secre
tary of the navy."
Gen. Weyler May Fight a Duel
By Aiooclated Pre«»
MADRID. ■ Deo. 6.— den. Weyler, th«
former war minister, has taken per
sonal offense at a speech delivered by
Ot'ii. Llque, the new minister of war,
In which the latter suld he proposed to
restore discipline In the army. Mili
tary men see the possibility of an en
counter between the two generals.
Main News Section
Lower House Spends Day In Discui.
slon of Proposed Appropriation
for Canal— Debate at Time
By .A.if oeln tr-d Pr«RS.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 6.— With an op.
portunlty for unlimited debate on the
subject of the Panama canal, the house
exhausted its oratory on that subject In
a session of four and three-quarters
The bill appropriating $16,600,000 for
canal work, which was the subject of
discussion, will be read for amendment
and placed on its final passage to
The feature of the debate was the
criticism Indulged in by both' Republ
icans and Democrats regarding the com
pleteness of the statement of expendi
tures and estimates furnished by the
canal commission. '• ' '
Mr, Hepburn, in charge -of the 15111.
made some effort. to show that while
detailed estimates might be made satis
factory, at the same time members of
the house were not In a position to pass
critical Judgment on estimates on such
work prepared by expert engineers who
held responsible positions and had been
selected entirely because of their fitness.
Inquire of Press Agent's Duties
Bourke Cockran of New York, took
decided exception to this attitude on the
part of Mr. Hepburn, applied it as
affecting all matters of ' appropriation,
and arraigned It as decidedly the wrong
attitude of legislators. During his
argument he read the sentiment of the
president in his message for economy,
and scrutiny of appropriations.
The so-called "press agent" of the
canal commission was criticised by sev
eral speakers, and lack of definite in
formation as to the status of such a
position was shown. The place was de
clared to carry a salary of $10,000 a'
year and some curiosity was manifested
to know what were its dutien.
Unanimous consent was asked by Mr!
Hepburn for immediate consideration of
the canal bill. Pending the request Mr.
Williams, the minority leader, took oc
casion to characterize the request as
unusual, but, he said, the necessity was
unusual. There was no disposition on_
the Democratic side to delay the "appro- "
prlatlon. ■ . ■ -
The bill was then considered by the
house as in committee of the whole,
with Mr. Vreeland of New York in the
Ten 'Million Already 'Spent
Mr. Hepburn began the discussion of
the measure. After a brief controversy
with Mr. Payne of New York, who as
serted that the bill should have been
referred to the ways and means com-
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair Thurs.
day; light northwest winds.
Maximum temperature in Los
Angeles yesterday, 70 degrees;
minimum, 50 degrees.
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I—Congress1 — Congress discusses canal.
2 — Fruit growers hear appeal.
3 — Polish count reveals secret.
s—City5 — City news.
6.7 — Classified advertisements.
B—Acts8 — Acts peculiar; seemed Insane.
I—Schools1 — Schools in need of bond money.
3 — Southern California news.
4 — Angel city has warmest climate.
s—Markets.5 — Markets.
6— Wilmington case to be settled.
Hoar Admiral Converse mokes state
ment that navy muwl he kept up to higU
condition of efficiency to support for
Congress taken up canal appropria
tion bill. Williams gives notice of pro
Senator Depew resigns from director
ate of Equitable Life Assurance aaso
elation. ■ ■ .■ , ■■••
Special gives details of accident in
which American consul wus killed In
City of Mexico.
German emplra, three billion dollars
in debt. Increases burden of taxation.
Ueut. Gen. Sakharoft, who brutally
whipped peasant women Monday, a&
susslnatcd on Tuesday.
Fruit growers In convention at Santa
llosa strongly urged to adopt eo-oporu
tivc method of selling products.
Supremo court renders declHion to
effect that Wuntnrn Union Tolecraph
company's franchise, is assessable in
every California county.
Coroner's Jury at Hun Jose holds tele
phono company responsible for line
Negro lad kills brother by mintakc.
Polish count reveuiH secret of birth
for tirst time In his life.
Team at Acnot runs away and Jumps
liunllc, drawing carriage after them. ,
• Woman stabbed In light with high-
Chinese merchant may bo sent U>
Question of Incorporation of Wil
mington to be settled thiH morning by
Insanity charge, against ptonoer reul
cMiite man Is dlsmUHttd.
Unidentified hero saves woman from
death under street car.
School department needs bond
money, says Superintendent Jame* A.
Promoters of , Gothenburg system *
ready for lle.ld work.
Stolen horsu stands tleil to treo four,
days without food or drink. ■ ■•-.. ■*■:■: '•>
Jew* will, build home for consump- <
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