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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 60.
Eleven Others Maimed
and Some Injured
I List of Dear' Includes Men Who Are
Prominent in Financial World —
J. P. Morgan Overcome
By Associated Press. ■ •
LYNCHBURQi Va., Nov. 29.— Samuel
Spencer, president of the Southern j
Railroad company, and recognized as
one of the foremost men in the develop- j
ment of the southern states, and six
other persons were killed and eleven
' cithers Injured early this morning in a
rear-end collision between two fast
p.iEscnger trains three miles south of
Lynchburg and a mile north, of Law
yers depot. Philip Schuyler, a retired
capitalist of New York, was among the I
killed, together with other guests of
Mr. Spencer. Of those on Mr. Spencer's
"car Mr. Spencer's private secre
• tJiry, E. A. Merrill of New York, and j
one of l';''ee porters survived the acci
dent. <• . A
PRESIDENT SAMUEL SPENCER,
CHARLES D. FISHER, Baltimore.
PHILLIP BCHUTUSR, New York.
; FRANCIS T. REDWOOD, Baltimore.
I ). W. DAVIS, Alexandria, Va., pri
vate dispatcher to President Spencer.
J . W. SHAW, colored, Spencer, N. C,
. fireman; crushed and both legs broken.
An unknown person, whose head and
limbs are burned off short, who is be
lieved to be 'the third porter on the
private ear,, who is missing. His name
cannot be learned. . ... . \- '. '■■'■ -
The Injured: . ,•;;■ ■
Lucretla Allen, J. colored, Danville,
'■Va:, leg cut off and arm broken. . ' •
, Willis I. Winston, - New York; log
f.' William 'Pollard,' negro porter on
President Spencer's car. ••■■ ■■• :
Garland Thomas, colored, Greensboro,
N . X\, leg broken.
: P. . E. I Vauls, ■ colored, • Waynesboro,
Va., crushed. : ; - . . i
Cora , Logan, colored, both legs
broken. ■', . ' ."
Sam Cox, colored, porter on the pri
vate car; leg broken. ' |
. Cruett, address unknown, supreme \
organizer of the Heptasophs, back
badly wrenched. - .
— Hoglan, colored, Charlotte, N. C,
E . A. Merrill, New York, private sec
retary to President Spencer, head and
arms burned; will recover. *' .
All Were Sleeping '
President Spencer and his entire
I party, so fur as Is. known, were sleep
ing when the collision occurred and
the probabilities are that all of them
excepting Dispatcher Davis were killed
instantly. It Is certain that life was
• extinct before the flames touched them.
President Spencer's body was burned
almost beyond recognition, as was that
of Mr. Flpher. The body of Mr. Schuy
ler was recovered before it was burned
. very much. President Spencer's car
was attached to the rear of the Jack
sonville .train, which was standing
still when struck.
President Spencer's charred corpse
was found under the big locomotive ot
the rear train. So great was the force
of the Impact that the forward train
was sent at least 150 feet ahead. Until
the debris had burned itself out and the
engine cooled off the bodies could not
bc removed.' .
The combination ear of the rear train
crashed Into the express car ahead "of
it. Forty ' feet of It was splintered,
leaving the rest of the car strewn with
tons of baggage, and colored passengers
who were jammed back by the express
| car. 1 How the negro passengers m the
"Jim Crow" part of the train escaped
. death is beyond explanation.
' Train Running Blow
' The wreck occurred on the crest of a
. steep grade when . the Atlanta train
COUId not have been running more than
thirty miles an hour, if so fast, If It
had, ,had been a mile or two farther south
the number of dead might have been
. frightful, as the train was about two
hours behind its schedule, a condition
taken with the down grade that would
have meant a speed of more than sixty
miles an hour.
lt was reported at first that En
gineer Klnney of Spencer, N. C, who
•watt In charge of the engine of the At
lanta train, was killed, but this proved
incorrect, He suffered only a few
Blight bruises and cuts.
The collision ' was between train No.
3, the Jacksonville express, and No. 37,
the Washington & Southwestern vesti
bule limited, both , southbound, ; s The
fqrmer train had stopped at the top of a
. heavy grade to repair a slight break
' down, and the other, train dashed Into
lt before a flagman could get back to
give warning. The heavy .engine of
1 the train plowed Into Mr. Spencer's
car, which Immediately caught tire.
Vf he wreckage was piled around the <>n •
fine, and every portion of the wood
work on the engine was burned and
the engine Itself. torn and twisted into
: a useless mass of debris.
. . Dies from Injuries , .
Dispatcher Davis 'was alive when
■ taken from the wreck. He was
.'crushed about the lower, part of his
> body ' .mil . conscious to the end. ■ ' lie
*tnt«d to his rescuer, that /he knew
bcb be wan dying. "Place your finger lv '
my mouth." he euld, "it feels so coo!
flnd-fcoci'i." , ■ .
>.. In iv.< ipn.-c in his pleadings a fel-
■ ■ low iTsxciiffer remained : with him for
ten minute* until lie saw that nothing
■ iiuMv loiiid be ; done for; Davis.
t PaHneiigers , were; taken , from the
coinhlirjtloiOfar of th« forward train:
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Los Angeles Herald.
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COMPROMISE IS IN SI3HT
Both Sides Make Minor Concessions
on Educational Bill in Spite
Py As p nrli tf ,
LONDON, Nov. Although it ma
been feared that the recent speeches of
Premier Campbell-Bannerman and a
J . Balfour had closed the door to com
promise on the ntlon question, when
the education hill reached the report
stage In the house of lords tonight
minor concession.* were mads on both
sides, nnd Lord Lnnsdowne, the oppo
ultiot) leader, delivered a conciliatory
speech. ' .
The nt 1 1 1 < » v t diversity of opinion, how*
ever, itlll prevail*, .is in th«- fnte of tho
By Associated Pros*,
BOSTON, Nov. 29.— The American!
Peace SOClaty made public In this city
today a letter which had be?n for
warded to President Roosevelt in con
nection with the arbitration of mat
ters or International dispute and deal
ing also with the reduction of anna-
Mients by international agreement.
The lettet in part is as follows:
. "The directors of the American Peace
society, In common with their fellow
citizens of the whole country, believe
that the foundations of peace among
tin nations which were established
by The Hague conference in 1599 can
be further materially strengthened by
the approaching conference of 1907.
"We venture respectfully, In behalf
of the American peace society to sug
gest <hnt the following provisions
should constitute a part of the pro
gra m :
"The further development of the per
[inonent court of arbitration and the
j creation of a treaty of obligatory ar
bitration as general as possible to be
j signed by all the powers of the world.
"The creation of a periodic congress
of parliaments of the nations.
"The limitation and, If possible; the
reduction of armaments by internation
"The creation of ail International
agreement for the codification of the
generally accepted principles of Inter
national law and study and develop
ment of §the principles about which
'.here is disagreement.
"Provision that differences which
now exclude from arbitration the
clauses respecting vital Interest or
honor shall before recourse to hostil
ities be referred to a commission of
inquiry which shall make a public re
"The immunity from capture of all
unoffending private property at sea."
CAPTAIN SAYS NO
CHARACTERIZES STORY AS
Commander Perry of the Tennessee
Waxes Wroth — Men on Cruiser
Reaffirm Details of Out.
break at Isthmus
By Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29.— Captain
Albert G. Perry, commander of the
United States battleship Tennessee, to
day characterized US absolutely false
the atory that the members of his crew
had mutinied against an order calling
for a four hours' run under forced
draught while the ship was homeward
bound with President Roosevelt. Cap
tain Perry says the run was merely for
one hour off the- Virginia capes and that
everybody on board entered into the
york with a good deal of spirit and in
"We have a splendid crew," said Cap
tain Perry, "and such a story does the
ship and the service great harm."
Say Mutiny Did pecur
By Associated Press
NORFOLK, Nov. 29.— Men from the
cruisers Tennessee and Washington,
which convoyed President Roosevelt on
his trip to Panama and back, while in
Norfolk today declared that the alleged
mutiny on the Tennessee nccurred while
the cruiser was being coaled at the
Isthmus for the return trip homeward,
and not during the trip.
They Bald the men on the Tennessee,
alleging poor and unsatisfactory ra
tions, refused to coal the ship. The mo
i !ne guard was ordered out, and accord-
i ,;• in the men here the marines stood
with pointed guns threatening to shoot
the first man who quit his post during
the coaling of the cruiser. The coaling
was In this may completed, and as a
result of tne alleged mutiny 100 men
v,.ic placed in the brig. These, how
ever, according to the report today,
were released when the homeward sturt
was begun, AH Is now declared to be
qutel on ths battleship Tennessee, There
was no I rouble among the men on the
Washington. It was declared that the
Washington on the homeward trip had
two breakdowns. Her starboard en
glue, ii was said, broke before the Flor
j,|.i coast was reached. Tlilh was re
palled, and by forced draught she
caught up with the Louisiana and the
Tennessee, three hours ahead.
,M | i ths Washington's
port engine broke down and this made
I IhK final delay of several hours.
Suspect Is Held.
By -AisoelaUd M *•■
COLUMBUS, Ohio. Nov. 29.—Patrol
man William Smith today arrested
William Bhellenburger and he is being
held at the city prison as a suspect
lnI In the Dona aiilman murder case at
Fire Damages Greenwood
By Associated PtYf*-
MBNUOCINO, ''..I, Nov. 29.-7Flre
last night -burned tin greater portion
of the business section of Greenwood, a
town ■ eighteen 'inllMi south of'Mfitdo.
duo. Thu loss is estimated a Ji.nw.
% FRIDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 30. r906.
Artist's Former Model
Beautiful Young Blonde
Wife of Race Horse Owner Would Die
Because Husband Went to Ascot
Instead of Taking Her to
Because; her husband refused to at
tend a reception with her but Insisted
on being present at the opening day's
races at Ascot park Is sahl to be the
reason which prompted Mrs. James .1.
Monka. a beautiful blonde, 22 years of
nge, formerly an artist's model in New
York and other ■pastern cities, to at
tempt to commit suicide by taking car-
V.olie acid in her apartments at the
Mission, on North Broadway, at 8
o'clock last night.
Mrs. Monka has comphJned to friends
In this city since the arrival of herself
und husband here two weeks ago ii^.t:
Nlmv York that her husband's love for
her had grown cold, and she hinted
that he was interested in other women.
Yesterday afternoon she Is said to have
requested him to remain away from
Ascot and go to a reception with her.
Mr. Monka Is the owner of fine race
horses, one of which was entered in a
race at the park yesterday. He re
fused his wife's request and went to
the park. He returned about 6 o'clock,
and later in the evening Mr. and Mrs.
Monka left their apartments and went
t the Kerchow cafe for luncheon. Mrs.
Monka soon complained of feeling 111
and left the place.
The next the young husband heard of
her was when he was. called to the
telephone and Informed that his
wife had attempted to commit suicide.
The young woman was taken to the re
ceiving hospltHl. where ahe reAmed to
allow the physicians to examine her
until Mr. Monka arrived. When he ap-
Pfaretl she grew quiet, when she was
found to be severely burned about the
mouth and throat.
The couple arrived from New York
two weeks ago. Mr. Monka makes a
business of following the races, and he
is well known as an owner of blooded
PHYSICIANS EXAMINED MEAD
Dr. Eising Says Grace Brown Could
Not Have Died from
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 29.— Dr. Eugene
H. Kislng of trtls city, who has been
called to testify In the Gillette case at
Herkimer, is said to have been the first
physician to examine Grace Brown s
body after it was found.
In an Interview with a Herald re
porter he declared he had not made a
full examination of the body, but had
confined his observations entirely to
the head, where he noticed an abrasion
on the forehead over the left eye.
"Could the wound have been caused
by the body falling on rocks in the
"No, I think not," said Dr. Elslng,
"the indications were that the wound
was received before the body entered
the water. It had evidently been
caused by a blunt Instrument of some
"Do you think drowning contributed
in any way to Grace Brown's death."
"It would be difficult to say, as. my
examination Included only the head.
My impression is, however, that it did
Has Lonely Thanksgiving
HERKIMEH, N. V., Nov. 28.—Ches
ter B. Gillette, now on trial here
charged with the murder of Qraca
Brown, spent a lonely Thanksgiving
day In his cell In the county jail. liut
Gillette welcomed the respite from the
trying ordeal which began in earnest
yesterday. Gillette was very tired last
night and the holiday will give the
prisoner an opportunity to recuperate.
SCHMITZ RECEIVES FRIENDS
San Francisco Mayor Is Cheerful in
Spite of His Approaching
Dy Associated Press.
SAN KHANCISCO, Nov. 29.— Mayor
BJngene B. Bchmlta, who has been
placed under arrest On ■ charge of ex
tortion, spent the eurller part of
Thanksgiving day receiving friends
who called to neci him at his home.
Visitors came and went continuously.
Th< mayor arose early and appeared
to be in cheerful spirits. He seemed
much rested despite the strenuous day
he spin t yesterday and the lato hour
at which he retired.
The mayor is due to appear In Judge
Dunne's court next Monday to
Bye charges of extortion.
Is Fatally Wounded
By AmnclHtccl Pr«i«.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Nov. 29.
w p, DUworth, proprietor of the
Pilwoith hardware store here, was
shot ami probably fatally wounded this
morning t>y an unidentified man in an
attempt to i" l * the store. The robber
Children Drown While Skating
By Associated Proas,
all m is, Idaho, Nov. 29.— Three
children of Titus Manning, aged 10, 13
and 18, and l.em Kellam.'aged M. were
drowned In Medlmont Ittke today. The
children were skating when the i Ice
broke.' ..; Severnl other. i-hlldren who fell
lntoI Into the wuUr .were rescued.
GOV. MAGOON MAY
OF ALL SENATORS
HAVANA, Nov. 29.—Gov
ernor Magoon has issued an
invitation to all the senators
and representatives chosen to
office in the last election to
attend a conference Saturday
for the consideration of urgent
affairs. Liberal leaders ex
pressed the belief that the gov
ernor intended to request the
resignations of all senators and
representatives as a first step
toward new elections. Alfredo
Zayas expressed keen satisfac
tion with the possibility of new
elections and said tiie Liberals
would willingly resign but
feared the Moderates would
refuse to do so.
Hy AKxnrlnted Press.
MADRID, Nov. 29.— Senor Moret y
IVndergast has formed a new cabinet
and his appointments have been ac
cepted by King Alfonso. It follows:
Premier, Moret y Pendergast; for
eign affairs, Perez Caballero; Interior,
Senor Barroso; finance, Fl-euterior De'
gado; public works, Senor Gaset; / war,
Lieutenant General de L,uque; marine,
Duke of Alba; justice, Count Romanes.
There in no minister of worship and
There was genera', regret regardli.sr
the Inopportuneness of the minlstrial
changes during the present unsettled
condition of Spain's commercial rela
tions with foreign powers, and the Mo
roccan situation. It Is considered, how
ever, that the present commercial nego
tiations are sufficiently advanced to
bind the new cabinet to the policy of
Its predecessor, while the taking over
of the foreign office by Perez Caballero
assures a continuance of the presani
understanding with France.
The resignation of ihe Dotninguez
cabinet yesterday really resulted from
divergency of opinions bn the religious
questions, which the Moderate Liberals
considered had been pushed too rapld'.y
to the front, thus delaying arrange
ments lor the final problem.
POLES ARO US ED
'iiy Associated Press.
POSEN, Prussia, Nov. 29.— A1l last
night the body of Monslgnor Stablew
ski, archbishop of Posen, who died No
vember 24, lay in state In the cathedral
here, the ancient burial place of the
Polish kings, and throughout, the night
a procession of people passed through
the building there. The funeral of the
archbishop is balng made the occasion
for a demonstration on the part of the
Po!lsh Nationalists and an outbreak of
Nationalist passion has occurred over
the Russian semi-official statement that
Mgr. Stablewskl's successor will not be
The Poles are intensely excited over
the expectation that the Prussian gov
ernment will veto the nomination of
any prelate except a German.
A letter written by the late arch
bishop to President Witting of the Na
tional Bank of Berlin, formerly mayor
of Posen, was published today. In it
the archbishop, asking for Herr Wit
ting's advice, said that for the past
fifteen years he had called attention
to the serious consequences of syste
matically embittering the population
on their tenderest religious feeling. No
agitation, he Bald, would be able to In
cite the children. If a feeling of bit
terness did not exist among the par
ents the. children's movement against
religious Instruction In t,he German
language would not last an hour. The
mothers, the archbishop said, point to
the children of the cabinet ministers,
and even of the emperor, who learn
religion In their mother tongue, al
though they are able to speak English
The archbishop's letter concludes
with the saying that if the government
is not wishing to reintroduce religious
Instruction in the mother tongue such
instruction ought to be left in the
Polish schools to the church.
Ev Associated Prer»
ST. LOl'lS. MO., Nov. 211.— MIhs Vir
ginia Lee Hinoot, niece of Senator
Siiioot of Utah, and Warren J. Hotts
ford of t'lttsbuiß were married tonight
by Bey. J 1.. Brandt, pastor of the
First I'hi ust lav church at his resl
il.-im ,\ 'I'll uple departed Imme
diately io visii the groom's parents In
Pittsburg. The bride Is a daughter
of Mrs. Anne EC. Smoot of Wells
IN STREET CAR AND
By Associated Press.
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 29.—
A traction car on the Dayton
& Xenia line filled with su
burbanites and people from
Xenia was struck by a Cleve
land. Cincinnati, Chicago & St.
Louis freight engine about
midnight and eighteen persons
injured, none of whom will die.
The accident occurred at the
Ludlow street crossing. The
engine struck the car almost in
the center and hurled it into
Ludlow street, out of the path
of the engine.
Daughter of Officer
Fifteen- Year -Old Girl
Every Shot Takes Effect and Victim
Falls Dead— Prisoner Is Well
Treated by Chief of
I?y Asflorlp.tfd Press
THORNTON, R. T., Nov. 2».— Ethel
Smith, the 15-year-old daughter of Po
liceman Leander Smith, Is under arrest
tonight at the home of Chief of Police
Howland Klmball, charged with killing
Elmer Brlggs, a resident of Thornton.
The circumstances of the killing were
such that, after being obliged to arreßt
the child t'hlef Klmball took her to his
house, gave her a Thanksgiving dinner
and declared that she should not go to
/all as long as she was under his Juris
The tragedy today was the culmina
tion o.' an estrangement between
Brlggs and his wife. About two weeks
ego Briggs 1r alleged to have deserted
his wife, leaving her without means of
support for herself and her three small
children. Special Officer Smith took
pity on the destitute woman and he
and his wife received Mrs. Briggs and
her children Into their home and were
arranging to send them to the home of
Mrs. Brlggs' brother. This afternoon,
during the absence of Smith. Briggs ar
rived at the Smith house and demanflod
Charles Halllday, a negro cook,
started to bring Chief of Police Kim
ball to the scene, leaving In the h,ouse
Mrs. Brlggs and her children, Mrs.
'Smith and Ethel. The women and chil*
dren. fearing that Briggn would force
an entrance, locked all the doors and
windows. Ethel procured Ijer father's
As sorrn as HnlUday was out of sight
Brlggs aram demanded admission. This
betng refused he drew a large carv
ing knife from beneath his coat and
cut away at the screen on the front
door. He then smashed a pane of glass
in the door, reached through and threw
back the bolt. As he entered Ethel
fired two shots Hi him, both bullets
lodging in his body. Ktijrgs hesitated
for a moment and then kept on. The
child fired three more sln.ts, every bul
let taking effect and Briggs staggered
back and fell dead.
KILLS TWO AND
By Associated Press.
WINNIPEG, Man., Nov. 29.— A run
away engine In the Canadian Northern
yards today caused two wrecks, killing
two men and seriously injuring four i
others. It was only by chance that I
a more frightful catastrophe was
avoided. The Northern Pacific train
from St. Paul was steaming into the
yards an hour behind time.' Engineer
Young was horrified to see a switch
engine bearing 1 down on him at full
speed. Both engineers reversed, so
the collision was comparatively slight.
The passenger engine was badly
wrecked and the train derailed, but
only two injuries wave reported, a
woman passenger sustaining a badly
sprained buck and the fireman being
cut on the head.
The most serious anil peculiar part
of the accident was td follow. When
i he switch engine wajj reversed En
gineer English and jfireman Hunt
Jumped to save themsilves and on the
collision the engine bj nided back, the
throttle open, and trre madly back
to the station. The el gineor rushed to
a nearby telephone, Jljt almost before
he could get to It mi big engine was
doing deadly work. The flagman at
the bridge saw the runaway rush by
in a cloud of steam and smoke, but he
was h< lpless. Across the river It con
tinued its mad career and straight
down th" main track on which stood
the "Flyer" ready tot its trip south.
A switchman saw the runaway and the
danger of Its crashing Into the pas
senger train and he pulled a lever,
sending it down another track, forget
ting that thereon stood many freight
cars. Seven men were engaged in load
ing ■ car. TWO were inside the car
and were instantly killed. Four cithers
were ho badly hurt that their recovery
[S doubtful. The other mug has not
be n accounted for, but It is believed he
escaped. The dead men are William
Neill and Mike Mudlow. The injured
are all foreigners.
DISCUSS CONGO FREE STATE
Belgium . Chamber .of Deputies ■ Re.
proaches State for Its Treat.
merit of Natives I
By Associated Press,
; BRUSSELS. Nov. 29. - The discus
sions relative to the Congo Indepen
dent State were resumed In the (haw
ber of deputies today with the present
tatlon of the Socialist point of view.
M . Furnomont, speaking for M. Vun
dervelde, the Socialist leader, Who was
absent on account of Illness, combat
ted . annexation : as ■ dangerous, but In
the event that annexation be decided
upon he demanded' a clear explanation
o f' Kingf 'King Leopold's bequest In order that
Uelglum I '.mild - not undertake the
heavy . responsibility ■ of , colonisation
with her eyes' shut and without abso
' lute guarantee that ; her; rights ( would
be respected., Tha speaker. bitterly re
proached.the administration of tint
utattt for Its treatment of the i Ulves.
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HERDER FROZEN TO DEATH
Thousand Sheep and Shepherd Lose
Lives In Severe Snowstorm
By A«*oclate<) Press.
E L PASO, Tex.. Nov. :9.— A special
to tin Herald from Carlsbad, N. M..
says tlfat 1000 sheep belonging to A. J.
Crawford perlnhed In a canyon near
there during the recent snowstorm, and
ft Mexican herder was frozen to death.
An Alamo Gor*" special says the loss
of ■ goats from the severe weather In
i Hero county win severe, an the animals
had Just been sheared. A Capltan spe
clnl soya thai train and telegraph serv
ice was Interrupted on the Capltan
branch of the Southwestern railroad for
ten days, and that the town was iso
lated during that period.
By Associated Press.
BT. PDTIDHiBURa, Nov. 29.— Prompt
steps have been taken by Premier
Htolypln to deal with the famine re
lief contract scandal In which Lidval
and M. Gurko, assistant minister of
the Interior, are Involved. The premier
has called a special meeting of the
Otmcil >il ministers for tomorrow to
discuss the affair, M. Gurko has re
signed. When he presented his resig
nation the premier told him he should
not quit office, but that for his own
sake, at least, he must face the court.
The premier is expected to appoint
an inter-mlnlstorlal commission com
posed of assistant ministers to investi
gate the case. He will then bring It
before the first department of the sen
ate in public session. Orders have
been given to collect evidence and to
cross examine all persons connected
with the affair and General Fredericks,
governor of Nlshnl Novgorod, has been
summoned to St. Petersburg to answer
to the charge of standing sponsor for
Lidval. A certain (intskiteh. an assist
ant of Lidval, In buying grain In the
provinces, also has been summoned by
the minister of the Interior, but has
failed to answer and Is thought to be
The Novoe Vremya has published an
article pointing out the Inevitable peril
to the good name of the cabinet and
the Impossibility of M. Gurko remain-
Ing In office.
! "With a thoughtlessness that cannot
bc reconciler to the solemn responsi
bilities of his high office, M. Gurko
made a confidante of : a chance ac
quaintance picked up In shady com
pany, a man much given to card play
ing.. If the, error. Is worse than crime,"
the paper says, "and if thoughtlessness
should- be' punished, ' such men should
not ,be endured In j a"; ministry ! which
purposes to win •through the ; purity of
i Its motive and the impeccability of Its
deeds." ' :• ■ .tv'.r .■ . f'" tv ". -v .'.■"■ :if
,•, • The unheaHatlnK fashion ih^wJiich the
premier Ms-handllnfr this Hffdlr \vtll, ft
ls believed,' strengthen' the 'cabinet In
stead of Injuring It at the approaching
elections. '■• ■ ■ '• .' ' ;• -.-":'■■ .'■
DEPARTMENT CHIEF ENTERS
Issues Statement in Which He Says
He Has Never Taken Any Ac.
tioh Towards Failure to
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29.— An em
phatic contradiction was made here
today by George F. Pollock, chief of
department B, interior department of
allegations In the affidavit made at Salt
Lake City yesterday by Michael A.
Meyer.dorff, a special agent of the gov
ernment that Pollock had Instructed
Meyendorff to destroy four affidavits
he had procured against the Union I'a
clfic Coal company in the coal land
fraud investigation In Utah. .
Mr. Pollack says that the statements
contained in the morning papers, re
flecting on his conduct and motives in
connection with the above stated mat
ter are absolutely untrue. He states
most emphatically that he has never
personally nor officially by direction or
suggestion expressed or implied, nor
by any act of commission or intended
omission, aided or countenanced a fail
ure to prosecute or the suppression of
any prosecution of the investigation
Mr. Pollack characterizes the state
ment that he advised Mr. Meyendorff
to destroy the affidavits alluded to as
wilfully false. He affirms that he
never saw and was never informed of
any affidavits that did not in due and
regular course become and remain part
of the records of the office; that he gave
Meyendorff no Instructions whatever in
regard to the investigation except as
expressed in official letters which are
on file and record lv the land ofßce. No
other advice to him was necessary as
the well established rules of the office
Instructed him as to his duty.
ENGLAND WILL NOT
SEND SHIPS TO MOROCCO
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Nov. 29.— Foreign Secreta
ry Grey announced in the house of com
mons today that the British government
had no Intention of sending warships to
Morocco. France and Spain, he added,
were preparing for any emergency and
would take the measures necessary for
the protection of foreigners until the
police force authorized under tins terms
of the Algeclras convention was estab
By A»B(.i-luiui) Press
PARIS, Nov. -29.— It; developed -that
the Injuries sustained by Gen. Henry
Clay Young, who wan run ovof by an
omnibus on the Boulevard den Malleus
yesterday, were exaggerated In the eiir-
Iler i reports.'. The' general, was * badly
bruised but Ih mainly suffering i from
•hock. The danger U due to hla >d
\ ii in i-i(
Oarsman Easily Wins
Society Folk Gather in
Brilliant Array at
Excellent Contests Mark First Day's
Bport at Southern California's
Great Track— A Long Price
Pony a Surprise
Typically brilliant was tho Immense
gathering which spread itsr r mt the
Ascot grandstand yesterd// afternoon
in eager anticipation f>r thn Jockey
club's Thanksgiving day opening.
A more animated scene hns never
enlivened racing at the southwest
course nnd it was nn sprinkling of
fashionably attired Angel City society
women that lent zest and color to the
Apparently every one who could wan
there and long before the Initial race
hud started a steady stream of auto
mobiles whirled toward the track, bear
ing thousands of holiday folk. When
the last trolley had deposited its bur
den at the course gates fully 10,000
persons surged In the stand and bet
Handsomely gowned maids and ma
trons occupied the boxes, and to a
casual observer a Sheepshead Bay
opening might have been at 1. md.
Fight to Place Bets
Down among the bookies thouands
fought for a chance to back their
favorites, and so great was the crush
that pencil men found their patience
taxed as the ardent plungers and
pikers strove to secure tickets.
It was from tho grand stand, how
ever, that the plcturescme beauty of
m ,,| If, . a,,,,
business was licit b factor yesterday
and a tense undercurrent of excite
ment- prevailed as the dancing ponies
with the gayly clad pilots waltzed
daintily down from the paddock.
Many there were who will probably
not visit the track again during the
season and staid business men whose
duties keep them elsewhere of a week
day manifested a keen Interest in the
Something of an Innovation was In
troduced yesterday when uniformed
commission men were allowed to pass
among the spectators and place wag
ers for those who desired to remain
from the ring.
Women Lay Wagers
No small amusement came as a re
sult of the^small betting Indulged in
by the womvn, whose idea of odds and
horses was vastly similar. Gallant es
corts were obliged to call the lieuten
ants and place sometimes )2 for their
It is not recorded that the commis
sion takers received many large wag
ers yesterday, and for the most part
they were endeavoring to explain Just
how much one dollar or perhaps two
would bring should the chosen animal
run first under the wire. One pretty
young maid whose home on West Ad
ams street is weekly the scene of smart
society affairs experienced an awful
time endeavoring to frame up a win
ning with 50 cents as capital.
Politely the boy told her that at least
(Continued on I'iiri- UlKbl.)
THE DAIS HEWS
For Southern California — Fair
Friday, brisk north wind. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yester.
day, 52, minimum, 41. Rainfall for
24 hours, .28. Rainfall for season,
" 1 — Seven die in train wreck.
2 — Denounce action of Roosevelt.
■' 3 — Active campaign near a close. .:
— Roast pork for county prisoners.
s —O'Brien— O'Brien remains in seclusion.
6 — Editorial.
7 — City news.
8.9 — Sports.
— Southern California news.
— Classified advertisements. ,
1 2 — Day of pleasure may end fatally.
.'President Spencer. of Southern rail-"
road and rive others killed in wreck, ■
American Peace society makes sug
gestions for Hague tribunal. '.>!,»■£-t-W*i?. >!,»■£- t-W*i?
- Secretary's report shows corn Is king. •
' Forty killed in Dortmund explosion.
Poles are aroused and outbreak in
feared. ' ••• , ■ •■ . ■'..- ■?■■•■ ■
- King Alfonso has new cabinet.
Self exiles . celebrate » Thankxgl ving.
. LOCAL •
Former . artist's model . attempts to ■
commit suicide. '.••.■ ">
> Oursmuu wins handicap at opening at
Ascot Park.* • -.■ , ' „,, ,
Many poor people are given Thanks- '
giving dinners. : • . .•■■•',•■
Sad tale of cruelty related ;by frail
■ Contractor threatens to cause I rouble
for board of public works, . ' •■. .
Business man struck by street , car
and seriously Injured. , "'■-'■',
Many Auguleuos go to ■ church' and)
give thanks. . .■ '.■;(■.::..■
.Non-partisan campaign is drawing Ju