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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 80.
TRAINS CRASH ON
ONE PERSON KILLED, FORTY
Collision Occurs on Elevated Tracks.
Many Passengers Rescued by
Means of Fire Ap
By Associated Tress.
NEW "yOKK, Deo.' l!).— ln one of the
most extraordlnnry accidents known to
American railroading two heavily
loaded passenger trains came together
on the elevated tracks of the New
York Central & Hudson River rail
road tonight at Harlem. Ono man.
J.-W. Knapp of New Rochelle, was
killed and forty persons were more or
less seriously injured.
Both of tho colliding trnins were
cast bound and had left the Orund
Central station nt Forty-second street
within a few minutes ot each other.
One -was a Stamford local on the New
York, New Haven & Hartford railway,
which company uses tho New York
Central tracks. The other train *as
the Poughkeepsie express of tho New
York Central. Hushing along on
parallel tracks, tho two trains sudden
ly cam© together.. Tho local wns
switched from the third trnck on to
the fourth and In an Inßtant the en
gine of the express had crashed Into
tho- day coach following tho smoking
car of the local.
The tracks at the point of the col
lision are about thirty feet In the nlr.
This made the work of rescue, dim
cult and lent materially to the terror
of the passengers, most of whom were
residents of nearby points In Connecti
cut and New York state who had come
to tho city on holiday shopping tours.
Klre apparatus from several stations
was summoned and many persons were
rescued by means of ladders placed
against the structure. Serious injuries
befell most of those In the enr de
molished by tho Poughkeopsle express.
John V. Horn, engineer of the ex
press train, was arrested tonight on
the charge ot manslaughter nnd was
later released on bnil.
No one on the Poughkerpste. train,
bo far as can bo learned, was hurt.
CONFESSES MANY CRIMES
Pawnbroker's Murderer Says He Com.
mltted This and Other Deeds
By Associate Press.
GREAT FALLS. Mont.. Dec. 19.— A
special from Lowlston brings news of
. a final confession of James Sherman,
the 19-year-old boy accused of the
'*: murder of Sam Studinskl, the Jewish
pawnbroker there, on the night of
August 23, the young man stating
that the murder was committed by
himself alone as were tho dozen or
more mysterious burglaries in Lewis
town during tho. past year as well as
of the attempted poisoning of the coun
ty attorney and his family December 1.
So sure arc the authorities that Sher
1 man is telling a true story and such
corroboratlon has been secured that
Russell Hartop, Dave Atkinson and
"Walter Gooch have been released from
custody, while Dr. E. A. Long is ex
pected to be released soon.
The (our men were implicated In the
murder by young Sherman In his first
story following his arrest.
JOSEPH HASTINGS FAILS
Former Associate of Cashier Clark of
Enterprise Bank Assigns for
By Associated Press.
PITTSBUUG, Dec. 19.— Joseph Hast
ings, for years associated in business
wtth the late Cashier Clark of the de
funct Enterprise bank of Allegheny,
made an assignment yesterday. Thb
amount of the assignment will reach
The Union Trust company of Pitts
burg was made receiver.
Counsel for Mr. Hastings issued a
statement last night saying that his
client had been pulled down through
taking care of bills of Clark.
Mr. Hastings was president of the
Ohio Valley Water company and was
connected with many other large en
terprises, both in Pennsylvania and
other states. He was the owner of an
immense stock farm In Kentucky,
Santa Fe Man Promoted
liy Associated Press. ,
TOPEKA, Kas., Dec. 19.— J. E. Hur
ley, general manager of the Santa Fe
railroad, issued a circular today an
nouncing the promotion of C. 11. (Jaunt
to be assistant general manager, "with
such duties as may be assigned him
by the general manager." Mr. Uaunt
retains hlfj present position of super
intendent of telegraph.
Robbers Loot Bank In Illinois
By Associated press.
BALDWIN, 111.. Dec. 19.— Pour rob
bers blew open tho safe In tho bank
here today and escnped after a fight
with citizens. Nobody was hurt in the
Htreet fighting. About $2500 in cur
rency was torn Into shreds by the ex
plosion and $1000 In silver was dam
aged. It Is not known how much the
G. B. Keene'a Appointment
lly Associated Presa.
SAN PItANCISCO, Dec. 19,-George
IJ. Keene, an attorney and former
state senator, who at present is sec
retary to Mayor Schmltz, today ac
cepted the appointment of chief clerk
of the. board of supervisors, which is
N soon to take office.
Nlnety.Cent Gat for Chicago
By Associated Press.
NKW YORK, Pec. 19.— The directors
o£ the I'eople'H Gas Light and Coke
company met here today and approved
tho 90-cent rate for gas for tho city
of Chicago and also reduced the divi
dend rate from 6 per cent to 6 per cent.
Hungarian Parliament Meets
llv Associated Press.
MJDAI'KST, Hungary, "Joe. , 19.—
Tho Hungarian parliament met again
today 'In i».! prorogued until January
13 by royal decree.
Los Angeles Herald.
nninr 1 Dully fey Currier » ge PCMTQ
Committee Makes Important Reeom.
mentations to Restrict Granting
By Associated Pr»s».
WASHINGTON. Dee. ]!>.— The report
of the iiuturnllzation committee com
posed of Milton D. Purdy, chairman,
Assistant to the attorney general ; Gall
lard Hunt, chlo.f of the passport bu
reau of the state department, and Tllch
ard K. Campbell, Inw officer of tho bu
t-run of Immigration, department of
commerce and labor, to which refer
ence was mad« In the president's mes
sage, makes Important recommenda
tions for Improving the conditions now
The committee declares that the gen
oral principles of the initurnllisatloii
laws are correct, but recommends !lmt
nobody be admitted to citizenship who
does not Intend to reside perninnently
In the United States, and no imp, I>o
admitted who does not know the Kiir
lish liiiiKiifißM. To prevent, miturallisa
tlons for political purposes It Is ro
tommondod that a uniform fo«- of nt
least $7 bo proscribed by law, ami that
no naturalizations be permitted for at
Jlenst thirty days next prpcodliiß a
presidential or congressional election,
BOMB THROWN INTO ROOMS
OF NON-UNION QUARTERS
LABOR BTRIFE CAUSES INJURY
TO MANY PERSONS
Explosion Follows Riotous Act, in
Which Several Unafflliated Work,
era Sustain Severe Hurts — Build,
ing Is Wrecked— No Clews
By Associated Press.
. NRW YORK. Doc. 19.— A bomb wns
hurled tonight through ono. of tho front
windows of the Allied Iron association
nt 7 Kast. Fourteenth street.
It landed in a. room used for tele
phone purposes and exploding, wrecked
the place. Several employes were In
an adjoining room,. but, were only
stunned by the explosion.
Only fragments of the mlsslo could
be picked up In the wrecked room
nnd no one could bo found who saw
the person who had thrown it.
The Allied fron association was
formed recently whan tho structural
iron workers declared n striko against
tho. contracting firm of Post R: Me-
Cord. Its offlooH have born used as
a bureau for the employment of non
union men to take the places of the
About ten days ago notice was
served on all union structural iron
workers in the city that on and after
that date no iron workers would bo.
employed by tho contracting firms of
New York, except through the asso
ciated agency in Kast Fourteenth
Post & McCord are the contractors
for the Allen building, where a pre
mature explosion of dynamite early
today killed three men and injured a
number of others. '
NEW TRAIN ON TIME
Los Angeles Limited Leaves Salt
Lake for This
By Associated Press.
SALT LAKE, Dec. 19.— 0n time to
the minute the first of the eight trains
which will comprise the Chicago-Los
Angeles "Limited" service of the Union
Pacific and the San Pedro, Los Angeles
& Salt Lake railroads, pulled into Salt
Lake City at 4:05 o'clock this evening.
Ten minutes later, on schedule time,
the train departed for Los Angeles over
the "Salt Lake Route."
At Green Itiver, Wyo., the new train
was met by a party of operating and
executive officials of the Oregon Short
Line, including D. K. Burley, general
passenger agent and B. Buckingham,
general superintendent. These officials
came on to Salt Lake City, where the
train was turned over to tho operating
officials of the San Pedro road. R. T.
Lomax, general passenger agent of the
TJnlon Pacific, who accompanied the
train, has as his guests on this in
itial trip twenty-eight representative
newspapermen of the eastern and mid
MAY INVOKE THE RECALL
San Diego Citizens Take Umbrage at
Action of Councilmen Regarding
Special to The Herald.
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19.— The various
actions of the councilmen at the meet
ing last night is to be the cause of
several recall elections If all the
threats are carried out.
A petition is being circulated for the
recall of Councilman Thorpe for the
reason that he did not vote as some
wanted him to on the question
which come of the residents of La Jolla
are objecting to. Councilman Goldkamp
will possibly face a recall petition be
cause he did not vote as the anti
saloon people wanted him to on the
question of amending the Kelly liquor
Tonight n resolution passed by the
Golden Hill Improvement club de
nounces all the members who voted to
repeal the Kelly law and calls for
their resignations or their recall.
Railroads Agree to Obey Laws
Ey Associated Presa.
CHICAGO. Dec. 19.— Executive offi
cials of all the western railroads at n
meeting here today entered Into an
ugreement with a view to compelling
a strict adherence to the provisions
of tho Interstate commerce and Elklns
low's. Kvery road bound Itself to In
form the Interstate commerce commis
sion of any illegal acts on the part
of any road.
Through the action today it Is ex
pected to stop the payments of rebates
and all devices for giving preference
Bee Keepers Sue Crowder
By Associated Press.
PHESNO, Dec. 19.— Suit was com
menced In the superior court today by
the California Bee Keepers' associa
tion against John P. Crowder, former
manager of the association. The com
plaint alleges that Crowder holds about
$1000 of the association's , money for
which he has never accounted. Crow
der was taken out of the manage
ment about a year ago, and at that
time turned over only $4.75 to his suc
Bunker* Adjudged Guilty
PKNVKH, Pec. 19.— Leonard Imbo
den and James A. Hill, bankers, were
found guilty tonight of conxplrlng to
wreck the Denver Savings bunk.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1905.
A LIVING GRAVE
ENTOMBED. LABORERS SAVED
BY DARING SWIMMERS
Cave. ln of Pennsylvania Railroad
Tunnel Under the East River Im
prisons Two Italians More
Than Forty Hours
By Associated I'rcss.
NEW YOMK, Doc. 19,-Thros daring
swimmers today rescued the two Ital
ian laborers who, for more than forty
hours, had bppii Imprisoned In the Kast
river tunnel of the Pennsylvania rail
road by n cave-In at the Long Island
Surrounded by water which threaten
ed to engulf them the moment Iho
cornpreflsed nlr should full to hold It
111 Check, the. two entombed men hurl
kr pt up constant communication with
the siirfjice by rapping on the pipes
which brought thorn ulr. ;
They were almost exhausted when
the three men swhiii up to the plat
form on which they wore huddled. A
hundred m^n working for many liouih
sinking n Minft to tho Imprisoned la
borers t niiicio slow progress. Powerful
pumps nu.rio only a little gnlu on the
Inflow from the river. It was impos
sible to uso a rnwhoat.
Then some one at tho entrance sug
gested Hint Hio rescuers swim to tba
exhausted mon who had for so lons
been shut from Iho light of day, and
who had lived under the heavy pros
sure of compressed air for » length
of time thsit mode them helpless. Ben
jamin howls, himself ii n nid tunnel
worker, Charles Murdorh and Philip
Kdlondo nt onco volunteered. With
out thought, of their personal safety
these three mon plunged into the lev
water Ht tho entrance and wore soon
lost, to view in the darkness of the
fcoro. Bnroly two foot separate tho tun
nel top from the surface of the Hood
ThPn follnwprl anxious moments for
the watchers outside.
The swimmers had heon gone seem
ingly nn ago when at last a splash-
Ing of water brought news to anxi
ous ears that the quest had ended.
Lewis soon appeared In view with On a
of the entombed men nn his back.
Then a mighty cheer was sont up.
Kdlondo next appeared with the sec
ond laborer clinging to him desper
INDIAN FIGHTS FOR SHARE
Juan Cota Begins Suit in Superior
Court at Santa Barbara for
Allotment of Land
By Associated Press.
SANTA BARBARA. Dec. W.-Junn
Cota, one of the remaining Zanja Co
tas, once a. numerous and thrifty tribe
or . Indian with n reservation of some
what Indefinite lines, is fighting In the
superior court here for his allotment
of 160 acres.
The case resembles somewhat the fa
mous Warner ranch contest of the In
dians, and the points involved are the
I The Zanja Cotas wero located In the
Santa Yneji valley, their lands being
not far distant from the Santa Ynesi
mission, and the mission fathers looked
after their spiritual welfare. ',*,•.';,
The church came into the control oC
the lands now known as part of Col
lege rancho, the church's possessions
extending along one side of Zanja Cotrv
creek and lands on tho other side be
ing owned now by the Santa Yncz
Land company. The land company
settled with the few remaining Indiana
by granting them certain acreage, and
While the church would not admit that
the Indians had n legal right to any
of the land?, granted the tribe seventy
RAILROAD IS WINNER
Defeats Effort of Sacramento Author.
ities to Tear Up Its
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, Dee. 19.— The Sacra
mento Southern railroad, a branch of
the Southern Pacific, showed its de
termination this morning to hold onto
the 450 feet of track laid last Sunday
on a portion of the river levee, to
which It Is Bald the company has no
Superintendent of Streets D. J. Man
nix was Instructed by Mayor Hasselt
to tear up the tracks, using what force
was necessary. Ho had not been long
at work before a switch engine backed
along string of cars upon the track
and left them stnmllng so that the
work of tearing up the track could not
proceed. About fifty feet of the truck,
near the end, where the new line
crossed a highway, was the only por
tion of tho track Mannlx could tear
Mrs. Berry Loses an Eye
By Associated Presa.
KANSAS CITY, Dec. t9.— Mrs. Ilia
Berry, late of Northport, Wush., who
recently defied arrest for four days In
a railway coach In which Rhe had for
tified herself at Glrard, Kas., under
went an operation hero today In which
her left eye was removed. The eye
sight had been destroyed by the am
monia used by her enptors In driving;
the, woman from the couch. Mrs. Uer
ry is an Inmate of a sunltarlum In this
Multi-millionaire to Clean Streets
By Associated Presa.
CINCINNATI. Dec. 19. -Josh Neave.
a multi-millionaire, haß been decided
on for superintendent of the city street
cleaning department, his acceptance
being received today by the new board
of public service which takes office
next month. Mr, Neave said he de
sired tho office In order to give Cincin
nati the cleanest Btreets possible,
Reform School Burned
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Pec. 19.— Tho jnaln
building of the boys' reform school of
the District of Columbia, located some
distance outside of Washington, In
which were housed 800 boys, was totally
destroyed by fire this morning, i.uhh
In estimated at 150,000. No lives wore
TURNS DOWN DUNNE'S MAN
City Council of Chicago Refuses to
Confirm Appointment by
By Asserts ted Tress.
CHICAGO. T)pc. lft.— For thp first
lime In Its history the city council of
Chicago last night refused' to confirm
an appointment mnrte by the mayor.
Mayor Dunnp nont In tho name of
John F. Plnerly to sucipod John
ATlnwegcn as a member of the board
of local Improvements, lly a vote of
40 to 26 the council referred the nomi
nation to Hip pommlttoe on special
npspssmenta for consideration nnd re
port. The rnll or!! showed this com
mittee stands 7 to fi against the con
firmation of Colonel Klnorty.
The issue raised by tho majority
wiis that Mr. Mliiwpriiii whs n capable
official ntui should not bo removed for
Two UopuhlicnnH voted with tho
minority and six Democrats wllh tho
majority. But Mr. Mlnwpgon, whom
the Democratic mayor wanted to re
innve. Is n Democrat and Colonel Kln
erty Is known as a Republican,
Tho only other Instance In Chicago
history when mi appointment (if •'•
mayor was oven foughl In tho coun
cil wan In IR7B wlion there wiis a con*
diet ns to whether Monroe, Heath or
F. 11. Colvln wiih mayor of Chicago.
II wns nt Iho time of the adoption of
the Kcnornl Incorporation act nml
Mayor Heath nun-led Captain Ulckoy
as chior of r»»<'o.
The coivin aldermon irieii to defeat
his confirmation but railed.
MOUNTAIN BUILT UP
BY VOLCANIC ERUPTION
HEIGHT OF MATAUTU INCREASED
Stream of Lava Twelve Miles Wide
Is Mow Flowing Into the Ocean,
Region Has Been Deserted by the
By Assoclalml I'rves.
HONOLULU, Dec 19.-— Tim steamer
Ventura; arriving from Australia to
day, brought a report thtit the erup
tion of tho mountain MHttiUtU, on tho
Island of Savnli. in tho Ba moan group.
linn Increased to such force that the
mountain linn boon piled Up 3(Mtn fret.
Tho lava h:is covered thirty Rqtinre
miles ami h stream of lavn twelve
miles wirlo Is flowing into tho ocean,
Tho lnvn Is being thrown 1200 foot high.
Tho natives have deserted the re
According to advices received in Sop
tember tho little mountain of Matautu
broke intn eruption August 21 last.
The shock of the Initial eruption was
fell for thirty miles nml shattered
buildings of the London Missionary
society ton miles away. Visitors on the
island at the time salrl that lava ami
huge boulders wore hurled a great
height and resulted in mi immense
shower that at a distance of ton miles
appeared llko a fall of stars on a
gigantic scale. Tho whole sky was
lighted by the display. J . '
The lava 'flow In August was half n
mile wide and creeping toward the
sea coast at the rate or n inllo a day.
It was then predicted that nil the rich
soil and beautiful bench that Inter
vened between the volcano and the sea
would be converted into an ironbound
The island of Savaii is ninety miles
from the American island of Tutulla
and has a -length of 100 miles and a
breadth of about 15 miles. Cuacoanut
plantations cover the greater part of
SAY FOREMAN WAS MURDERED
Sheriff of San Bernardino Will Inves.
tigatc Tragedy of the
Special to Tim Herald.
SAN BEKNAKDINO, Dec. 19.—Sher
iff, Ralphs luis gone to tho desert tv
make a thorough Investigation of the
death of George (irahnm. the Santa
Ko section foreman founil dead re
cently near Hiawatha siding, a few
miles west of Harstow.
Graham'a body was found lying
Bomo distance from the track, tho cir
cumstances pointing to his being
struck by a train while out on his ve
locipede placing switch lights. liut
no train crew could be found that even
suspected that they hud struck him.
Graham usually curried considerable
money with him, it being his habit
to keep from $200 to $f>oo about hln
person all tho time and it Is believed
he was murdered for his money as
none was found on his person.
IRISH WERE OFFENDED
Prevent Performance in Butte of
Show Burlesquing Their
.■y Associated Press.
BUTTE. Mont.. Dec. 19.— The Dream
land burlesque show was prevented
from Riving a performance here last
night by about 3000 Irish-Americans,
members of the Irish-American society
of Butte, which pnssed resolutions
calling upon Its members to forcibly
stop the burlesque company from show
ing In Butte. The action was taken as
the result of the display of a poster
burlesquing the Irish race.
The mayor and police authorities
have advised the management of the
show against attempting to give a per
formance, as It In feared a riot will
be precipitated. Warrants for the ar
rest of the actors have been ißsued
with a view of averting a riot In the
event of an attempt to give the show.
Decide Against Port Harford
By Associated Prefs.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19.— The de
partment of the treasury and tho bu
reau of commerce and labor have re
fused to permit the establishment of a
branch customs and Quarantine office
ut Port Harford, or to allow officials
to go from here or to enter that port,
br has been the custom. Hereafter
they will have to call at San Kranclsco
for that purpose. An effort will be
made to havo Port Harford declared
a port of entry during this session of
congress, as the shipping tradn Is
Man Killed by Train Identified
By Associated Press.
■• VAIjLKJO, Dec, 19.— Tho rcmnlns of
a man who was run over and killed by
a railroad train near here last Sunday
have been identified ns those of Wil
liam T. Thompson, recently of Ducks
county, Ohio, who was visiting friends
at-Napa- Junction. The body will be
vent tv Mllford, N. J., wheru thu fam
ily now reside*
FIRE IN CHICAGO PROVES TO
It Is Not Known Yet How Many Em.
ployes Are Under Ruins of
Factory of Schonk
Ry Associated Trcps.
CHICAGO, Doc. I!).— One fireman was
Ulllp'l and several employes nuiy have
loHt tin Ir lives In a fire which de-
Ntruyed the enamel sign factory of the
Chtirlen M, Schonk company, 7 to 15
Park street, tonight. Until tho ruins
of the building havo boon searched It
will not be poslllvcly known whether
»ny of the employes worn killed either
In the explosion which started tho lire,
or by the tailing of the walls and
floors which followed Boon afterward.
While Ihn fire was at Its height one
of the walls suddenly collapsed nivJ
a number of firemen wore prcclptated
In tho debris.
With tho except Inn of Lieutenant
Henry Bassett of Truck company N'>.
74. who was crushed to death, all ot
tho firemen escaped with v severe
A number of the employes were In
jured In thp panic that followed after
the lire bruke out and for a time there
wero nil sorts of rumors as to the num
ber of persons klllod.
There wore in girls and 13 men and
boys employed In Ihn factory and aC"
cording to tho officials of the company
nil but two persons have been au
counted for. The police and firemen,
however, declare that several of the
employes wore unable to mnkc tiioir
escape and wore In the building nt the
limp tho floors and walls collapsed,
nnd that until Iho debris Is cleared
nway, the number of casualties will not
Up positively known. Tho employes
wlin are said to be missing l>y the of-
Ik'lnls of Iho company are Margaret
liockor anil Henry Santo.
Tin- loss of the building which whs
destroyed and the contents is esti
mated at ?2. r .0,000.
TWO KILLED IN WRECK
Westbound Santa Fe Train Ditched
Near Town of Reading,
By Associated Press.
READING}, Kas., Dec. 19.— Santa Fe
train No. 17, west-bound, was wrecked
at Badger Creek . bridge, ■ about five
miles west of Reading, nt 3 o'clock this
morning. -The tender left the track;
derailing all the baggage and express
curs Hiid the first two co;.ches. One ex
press car turned over and taught fire,
in which one of the messengers was
killed. Ills remains were recovered.
The engineer and two other messengers
were seriously injured, the former
fatally. No passengers were injured.
13. E. DERRICK, Kansas City, ex
HARRY DAVIS, Topckn, engineer;
dlctl of his injuries.
Derrick's body was badly burned be
fore It could be recovered. Davis died
shortly after being removed from the
Two passengers in the smoker were
It is believed the train was ditched
by wreckers. The spikes securing one
of the llsh plates had been removed.
Three other passenger trains, including
Superintendent Fox's special, had
passed over tho same track a short
time before No. 17 was wrecked.
Hungarian Suffrage Bill
Gy Associated Preps.
BUDAPEST, Hungary. Dec. ID.—
The terms of the proposed universal
male suffrage bill made public today
give the franchise to all Hungarians
over 21 years of age, who are able to
read and write, provided that voting
shall be direct and secret and that
anyone entitled to vote shall also be
qualified for election provided he had
been n Hungarian subject for ten years
and has not been sentenced for dis
Steamers for Japan Mail Line
Special to The Herald.
VICTORIA, B. C Dec. 19.— The
steamer Ping Suey, which arrived to
day from Japan, brought news that
four liners have been added to the
Japan mail line between Japan; China
and Pugot Sound, and the fortnightly
service disrupted by tho war will be
resumed at an early date. Tho new
steamer Tango Maru has been added
Instead of the Klnshul Maru, sunk
during the war.
WRECK SUSPECTS RELEASED
By Associated Press
SANTA UARHAKA. Dec. 19.-E. J.
Snow and Krnest MoKenney, suspected
of attempting to wreck the coast lino
limited on the Southern Pacific No
vember 5 on Los Alamos viaduct, were
released today. Testimony was intro
duced at the preliminary examination
showing tho men were stealing a ride
on the, train and could not have placed
the nitro-glyccrlne on the track.
Man Wanted at Nome Caught
Special to Tho Herald.
SAN PItANCISCO, Dec. 19.— TJobert
McCulloUßh, alias "Little Hilly," was
arrested today on board the ship For.
teniot. It is alleged that he In wanted
at Nome, to answer charges of highway
robbery and other offenses against tho
miners of that section,
Fresno to Have Crossing Subway
By Associated Press-
PHESNO, Dec. 19.— After an nglta
tiuit lasting over several months the
Southern l'aclflo has agreed to build
a Hiibway at ono of Its crossings. The
subway Is to be built on .Fresno street
and gates are to be put in at Tulare
Confirms Lawler's Appointment
Word was received In I.os Angeles
yesterday that tho senate had con
firmed the appointment of Oscar I.hw
ler us United States district attorney.
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HUMMEL RESTS HIS CASE
Will Allow It to Go to the Jury on
Evidence Submitted by Hl*
By AxfloclAted Press.
NEW YOnK, Dee. 19.— Abraham It.
Hummel, the lawyer who for neverftl
days has been on trial In tho supreme
court on a charge of conspiracy in con
iipfflon with the Dodge-Morse divorce
litigation, today elected to nllow his
case to go to the Jury solely on the
evidence submitted by hl» accusers.
The prosecution finished Its case yes
lorrliiy ami when thp trlnl wan resumed
today counsel for Hummel nnnounced
that they were prepared to rest their
(ase. They did not desire to offer any
evidence in defense.
Humtnet's CQUfllfll contended thnt the
Jury should not believe the testimony of
Chnrlos K. Dodgo, building their nrgu
monl for the defendant around tills
point. Dodge was thp. first husbHnd of
Mrs, C. W. Morse. He testified yenter
dny that Hummel gave him several
thousand dollars nnd ihat ho perjured
hlmpplf In giving testimony to prove
Illegal his original divorce from Mrs.
SECRETARY WITHOUT POWER
TO DISMISS MIDSHIPMEN
FEDERAL ATTORNEY GENERAL
Navy Department Requests Congress
to Enact Law Extending Authority
to Summarily Deal With Students
at War and Naval Schools
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.-Secretary
Bonaparte has found that he has no
power to dismiss Midshipmen Coffin
and Vandovcr, charged with hazing and
complicity in hazing Midshipman
Klmbrough. This Information was con
voyed to him today by Attorney Gen
A few days ngo ho submitted to the
attorney general the abstract ques
tion .-is to whether a cadet must be
trlei' by court-martial previous to hla
dismissal from the academy. Ho did
not name the two midshipmen above
referred to, but he did state that a case
had recently orison at the academy
wherein two midshipmen had hazed
Today the attorney general told tho
secretary that his conclusion was
averse to the assorted right of the sec
retary to dismiss a. midshipman and
he promised to supply an opinion in
full legnl form within a short time.
It Is now the duty of Admiral Sands,
superintendent of the academy, to or
der Coffin and Vandever before a
court-martial '. under the terms of an
act of 1874, and If they are convicted
of hazing. they must be dismissed from
Sands will be instructed to this effect
ns soon as the attorney general's for
mal opinion is received at the navy de
Secretary Bonaparte is seeking legis
lative authority to make dismissals
himself In sw-h cases, but such legis
lation would not be retroactivo or af
fect the two midshipmen.
Today he sent a letter to Senator
Hale and Representative Moss, chair
men, respectively, of the senate and
house committees on naval affairs, in
forming them of the situation, which
he says will make It very difficult to
deal satisfactorily with.
"In my judgment," says Secretary
Honaparte, in these letters, "it is es
sential to the proper discipline of the
academy, and especially necessary for
the eradication of these abuses, that
a discretionary power of summary dis
missal of midshipmen Bhould be vested
In the secretary of the navy."
Secretary Bonaparte suggests the ad
visability of securing, if possible, the
immediate enactment of such a stat
CHARGED WITH PERJURY
Dr. Arthur C. Prober of Santa Cruz
Accused of Making False Affidavit
for Marriage License
Ny Associated Press.
SANTA CIIUZ. Dec. 19.— A warrant
was issued today for the arrest of Dr.
Arthur O. Prober, alias Clarence It.
Davis, banker, editor and merchant of
Ben homond, on a charge of swearing
falsely to his name In an affidavit for
a marriage license.
Hack of this charge is the general
one that Davla Is Dr. Prober, who Is
accused of having wrecked a bank at
Dayton; Ore., about a year ago.
Prober, or Davis, as he called him
self, came to Ben Lomond about nine
months ago from Redding, where he
said he was employed as manager of
the commissariat department In the
Mountain Copper company. Prober, or
Davis, opened a general store under
the firm name of C. P. Davis & Co.,
later establishing the Ben Lomond
News, a weekly paper, nnd still later,
within the past month, starting a pri
Prober was married in November to
Miss Olive Hume, society editor of the
Fresno Democrat, who. with her
mother, owns considerable property In
Hen Lomond. Since that time a travel
ing man who settled in Ben Lomond
alleged that Davis was a fugitive from
A picture was published in one of the
local papers and on Davis' return from
a two weeks' trip to Chicago ho was
confronted by his wife and District
Attorney Knight with the picture and
his ulleged record.
It is said he gave evasive answers
and while tho oflicer was in conference
with Mrs. Davis Davis got his grip
at a hotel and disappeared out of the
back door, Ofllcers wero at once put
on his track.
FIRE IN WORKHOUSE
Blaze Breaks Out in Woman's Wing
but All the Inmates
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Dec. 19.— Fire broke
out In tho women's wing of the city
workhouse on Hlackwells island, sit
uated In the Kant river off Keventy
nliitli street, shortly before 3 o'clock
this morning. Culls for assistance
wero sent to fire headquarters in this
city and several engine companies
were sent over by ferry to augment
the fire fighting force on the Island.
A boat also was sent. Hundreds of
women are confined In the institution,
which is only about a quarter of a
mile removed from the city penl
Tho women ■ were removed safely.
All danger of loan of life among (he
InmateM was said to bo past at 3:30
Main News Section
Strike Is Called in
Will Quit Work Thursday
Council at Tsarskoe.Selo Still Falls
to Arrive at Decision Regard.
Ing Election Law— To
Discuss It Today
By Associated Press.
ST. I'KTKnSBUnO, Dec. 20, 2:03 a.
m.— A call for r general political strike
throughout Kunsla, to begin Thursday
at noon, was Issued tonight. Tho call
Is approved by- tho Union of Unions,
tho Union of Peasants, the Gonorat
Railway union and tho Council* of
Workmen oC St. Petersburg and Mos
A response received from the railroad
mon of Moscow Is unanimous for a
The leaders havo declared their abil
ity to stop every train In Russia.
The strike order renders every mem
ber of the unions signing It liable to
arrest and punishment under tho new
strike law and Minister of tho Interior
Durnovo attempted to telegraph or
dors to Moscow to arrest members of
the railway union and of the work
men's council, but the dispatches were
held up by the railway telegraphers. .
The members of the St. Petersburg
Council of Workmen had been notified
br the General Railway union and the
Moscow Council of AVorkmen that In
prlnciplo they were ready for a strike,
but that they hesitated on. practical
grounds. The St. Petersburg loader*,
however, felt that their prestige would
suffer severely unless they could an
swer the government's determined of
fense with a counter strike, while many'
who were committed to full revolution
decided that the ground would be swept
from under their feet should tho gov
ernment promulgate a law granting
Difficulty in Enforcing Strike
It is expected thaf there will be
difficulty in enforcing a general, walk
out on the eve of Christmas holidays."
when Russian workmen, especially the
railroad employes, are looking forward
to the customary presents which
sometimes amount to aa much as one
or two months' wages.
Envoys returning from the Interior
reported that many of the proletariat
in the provinces will be ready for a
struggle before January. .
I ■ The committee . of . tho . League :. of
Leagues, the prominent members of
which are momentarily expecting ar-'
rest on . account of the manifesto is
sued by the league this morning, were
present at the meeting of the. council
of workmen as were also several lead -
Ing lights of the revolution, who are
working desperately to co-ordinate all
elements In a struggle against the gov
The printers of Moscow will strike
today, but those of St. Petersburg
have decided .to strike only when
ordered to do so.
The police yesterday afternoon vis-
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THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Cloudy
Wednesday, possibly preceded by
showers; light west winds. Max.
imum temperature in Los Angelea
yesterday, 64 degrees; minimum,
I—Struggle1 — Struggle is begun.
2—lnsurance2 — Insurance the leading topic.
3 — Convicted of horse stealing.
4 — Editorial.
s—City5 — City news.
6.7 — Classified advertisements.
B— Cuts arteries with a razor.
I—Suspect1 — Suspect woman of many thefts. ■
3 — Southern California new*.
4— Public advertising.
6— Begin trial of fire inspector.
Washington Lifo now under Investi
gation by insurance legislative com
Trains collide on Harlem tracks; one
klllod, forty injured.
laborers entcmbod In Pennsylvania
railroad tunnel rescued by throe bravo
General political striko is bosun In
Island in Samonn group built up 3000
feet by volcanic, eruption.
Plans are. nrrnnßcd to Import' one
thousand families of laborers for\ Ha-
Chestnut wins raco at Inglestdo al
odds to 200 to 1.
Charges of bribery mado against Sun
Inillaii Nghts in courts for allotment,
of 100 acres,
I'ittsb'irtr man and woman raco ncroan
continent to hoo dying brother. ■
Governor Jolinfon of Minnesota de* ■
lighted with California. Tells of great
v, ml tli ol iron producing slate
Widow of elevator victim almost
loses mind when told of husband's
Woman arrested on cliargo of tliop
llftinff said by pollen to luivo bucn
toiumcted with many robberies. ; •
Leader of gang of horse thieves,
Spring »treet to bo Illuminated . to
Oforßß ■ W. Kennedy, who killed :A.: A.
It, Wtlhim. dIOH hi di-li'i'iinii trrnifiiN. , ■'.
Dlsc-tiurgud soldier cuts arteries with I
a rimor. , -■ • •.>,,•
K. T. Perkins not ncceptablo to rouu
■ II for board of public works. >
HuililiiikT Superlnti-ndnnt Haukus pro- (
(lures nvuleiu-u beforo civil Bcervlca ■s -
iliieen evidence before civil . service
ilarlty In league with fire escape, eon*,V,