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PRICE: 50 CENTS ?Jr 0Am roS
vol. xxxvii.
m;.mbi:u 166.
Will Fight Measure Even
Though He Be Read
Out of Party
Says Proposed Law Was
Born Under Unusual
(Associated Press]
WASriINtITON, March 16.—That
he would oppose the adminis
tration railroad bill. even
though It might result In an effort to
•Md him out of the party, Senator
Cummins of lowa in effect declared in
the senate today In the Initial speech
on thf railroad bill. Ho commented
especially upon the history of the
liicisure, which h« said hud originated
In the executive branch of the gov
•rnmant rather thun in congress.
After occupying its place on tho sen
ate oaUndar for eighteen days the bill
wjih taken up at 2 o'clock and thus
woh launched th« discussion of what
the in.'tubers of the senate regard as
tho most important legislation before
The lowa senator hRd spoken about
two hours when ho asked leave to sus
pend until tomorrow.
The lenve was granted, but Senator
Hale, chairman of tho Republican cau
cus, gave notice that hereafter the bill
would be kept constantly before tho
In language Just as positive Mr.
' Bailey declared the bill could not bo
rushed, and declared that congress
was liable still to be considering It
when tin' "dog days" arrived.
Criticise* President
In the main Mr. Cummins' speech
was devoted to ii general review of the
railroad measure, but It was preceded
by a recital of the proposed legisla
tion. In which he criticised the course
of the president and declared his In
tention of opposing the bill in Its pres
ent shape, even at the cost of the dis
pleasure of the chief executive.
■ii the uncontradicted and apparent
ly authorized statements of, the news
papers bo not In error, every Republi
. an at least Is expected to vote for it
Just as It is, unless he dares to incur
not only the executive displeasure, but
to be banished from the Republican
ranks." said Mr. Cummins.
"I do DOt speak of this phase of the
subject In a spirit of anger. I am con
scious of no other sentiment than pro
found regret. I recognize that It is not
only the privilege but the duty of the
president of the United States to make
such recommendations to congress as
in his Judgment will promote the gen
eral welfare. Ho is quite within his
privileges and duties In expressing his
views upon such subjects as often, as
he likes, and as emphatically jas he
"Whether he is within his privilege
or bis duty when he undertakes to
prescribe the precise form that legis
lation shall assume may well- be
doubted. His great predecessor evi
dently thought that executive propriety
did not permit It, for when he was
dealing with the same subject in his
message at the beginning of the first
session of the 69th congress. in 1906,
lie said: 'It is not my province to
indicate the exact terms of the law
which should be enacted, but I call the
attention of congress to certain exist
ing conditions with which It is desir
able to deal.'
Course Is Disastrous
"I would not, however, be inclined to
attach much Importance to the prac
tice, which now seems to be very gen
eral,' were it not that Its cures, in the
very nature of things, must be disas
trous. Although a senator may be in
full sympathy with the broad purposes
which the executive proposes to ac
complish, the moment he asserts his in
dependent view of the best way to ac
complish the purpose, he finds himself
In direct conflict with the president,
and he must choose between losing the
presidential favor and doing a thing in
a way his conscience tells him It ought
not to be done.
"I do not fear that in a slight in
stance, or during one administration,
the independent will of the members,
of congress can be overcome; but If
upon subjects like the one before us,
the practice of having a bill prepared
In the executive offices and presented
to congress for passage, _ accompanied
with an implied message that punish
ment follows disobedience, is contin
ued from year to year, in the end con
gress will become a mere form in or
ganized society.
"With - the utmost respect for the
exalted office of president of the United
States and for him who occupies it at
the present time, I record my protest
(Continued on rage Two)
John McLuckie, Former Mayor of
Homestead, Deranged by Thugs'
Attack, Committed to Asy.
lum at Tombstone, A. T.
TOMBSTONE, A. T., March 15.—
John McL.uckie was committed to the
asylum from here today. Persons
who claim to know him assert he was
mayor of Homestead, Perm., during
the turbulent times of the famous
steel strike and was prominently iden
tified with the sensational exposure
of the defective armor plate furnished
the government by the steel interests.
McLukie was until recently inter
ested in mines In Mexico and several
months ago near Cananea, Mexico, was
set upon by several Mexican ruffians
who severely beat him on the head
and robbed him of $1200. He was left
for dead.
Treatment at hospitals failed to re
store his mental faculties, and lately
•while In the hospital here became bo
violent that it was found necessary
to place him under restraint during
brief lucid intervals.
McLuklti admitted ho was onco
mayor of Homestead, but his mind is
a blank on the eventful strike inci
dents and historic armor-plate ex-
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Showery weather; moderate south
wind. Maximum temperature yester
day 74 degrees, minimum 54 degrees.
Andrew Carnegie returns to Southern
California anil accepts Invitation of
Lo» Angeles chamber of commerce to
attend banquet. PAOB 1
Hearing of citron fruit rate case before
Interstate commerce commission set
for March 23 In I.on Angele*. PAGE 11
Street railway" must comply with fran
chises or lose them. PAOE 11
I'Mwln Gould -secures sit* for winter
home at Catallna and will have a -
, mansion hixh above cliffs. PAGE! l
Dank licenses placed at m cents by
council. PAGE) 8
Commission form of government for
I."ii Anceles rejected. PAOE] 8
Candidacy of Hiram W. Johnson for
governorship Indorsed by many. PAGE) 8
Chamber of commerce members leave on .
excursion for Arizona. PAGES 18
Burglar secures wrong treasure box from
feed store safe and throws worthless
"treasure" In vacant lot. PAGE 10
Seventeen-year-old boy shoots step
father to save lives of mother and
•l«ur. PAGE) 10
Do nosier and Whlttler arc matched
for motorcycle race Sunday. PAGE) 10
Rose Aubrey, who as tirotty co-ed at
Berkeley eloped with millionaire's
son, granted divorce. PAGE 3
City council hits contracting firm and
will give It no more work. PAGES 5
Judge Willis tells Sam and Simon
ivnrlln they must tell facts regarding
diamond dual to win probationary sen
tences. ; FAGS 6
Anti-saloon dispute causes arrest of
two\ persons. ' PAGE 8
Roberta children returned to father in
Nashville, and mother's long trip
acroßs continent futile. PAGE 16
Inventor arraigned on charge of fraud
In stock transaction. PAGE 16
Schoolboy* prepare for aerial content.
Council split on question of Increased
tax on llauor business. PAGE! 0
Chief Galloway rebuke* police for cow
ardice. I'AUE 9
Board of subllo works favors flagmen
at ten crossings. PAGE 3
Police baffled by mysterious shooting
of Francisco Marques. PAGE 9
City council passes ordinance dividing
Greitor Los Angeles Into flvo arc dis
trict*. PAGE I
Sentence of chauffeur who killed man
Is postponed and prisoner put on pro
bation. I'AOE 5
Council limits height of billboards. PAGE 5
Editorial, Letter Box. Ilaskln'a letter.
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE II
Market* and financial. PAGE 7
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Building permits. PAGE 12
Shipping. PAGE 12
City brevities. PAGE 6
Sport*. PAGE 10
Society, clubs, muslo. PAGE «
Theater* and dramatic criticism. PAGE 6
Kinney company close* babys' play
ground pending settlement of owner
ship. I'AUE 14
May dedicate Long Beach municipal
docks with shipment of Imperial val
ley cotton. PAGE! 14
Coroner's jury at San Pedro decide* G.
W. Jefferson justified In killing wife*
companion. . . PAGE 14
Saloon question will he decided by San
Bernardino voter* April 29. PAGE! 14
Imperial valley mixes In row over ex
position. PAGE 3
Man 100 year* old wlio registers to vote
■ay* ha drinks and smokes. PAGE 3
Denver Judge release* prisoner for
psychological, reason*. PAGE 8
Ban Diego raise* million as exposition
guaranty. PAGE} 1
Artist arrested In San Francisco tor
taking $10,000 painting from park.
House committee approves bill appro
priating 1500,000 to raise wreck of
battleship Main* .« Havana harbor.
Standard Oil Is arraigned by Attorney
Frank B. Kellogg for the government,
who liken* It* method* to those of
pirates. . PAGE 1
Government files defense of constitu
tionality of corporation tax law with
supreme court. PAGB :
Attorney for Senator Alias defend* his
•client with photograph* of checks
alleged to have been given accused.
Senator Cummins opens debate on ' the
administration railroad bill by at
tacking It. PAGE 1
Conference* In Philadelphia fall to open
way to end strike. . A PAGE 2
General managers of forty-seven rail
roads ask government mediation
■under Erdman act In threatened strike
of 27.000 firemen. PAGE 1
Well on Union property near Marlcopa
flo-w* 20,000 barrels a day. PAGE 13
Bureau of mines bill will. it Is be
lieved, pass senate without much op
position. ' PAGE IS
COD. mine at Klngman, Art*, enter*
solid body of sulphide ore. PAGE 13
Completion ,of Producer*' Transporta
tion pipe line to coast open* market
to Independent oil men as buyer* ami
sellers of petroleum. ■ PAGE 1-
No Judge at Reno Will Wed Couple,
and They Are Ordered Out
of Town
GOL.DFIELD, Nev., March 15.—
George Masakl, a Japanese gardener,
and Juliette S. Schwann, both of Los
Angeles, were unable to get a Judge
to make them man and wife here to
day Masakl took out a marriage li
cense during the afternoon, but as
soon as the sheriff found it out he
hunted up the couple, and escorted
them to the railroad station, where he
ordered them not to appear in Gold
field again.
This action of the authorities was
taken because of unpleasant publicity
resulting from a recent case of mis
cegenation. The couple took a train
for Tonopah. The authorities In Tono
pah have been warned.
TONOPAH, Nev., March 15.—George
Masstkl and Juliette Schwann arrived
here this evening from Goldfleld and
secured rooms at . a cheap lodging
house. Ministers and Judges declare
they will refuse to perform a marriage
ceremony, although a marriage license
probably will be Issued to the couple
in the morning.
jfyg*''' Hft ' Etti*. H BKI ■■■B m ?& ■ *>«iS
Mr. Carnegie I* walking with Walter Raymond. Dr. Jamet Bcherer of Throop Polytechnic and Prof. George E. Hale of the observatory are assisting
Mrs. Carnegie and Miss Margaret Carnegie to alight
Palatial Mansion High Above Cliffs to
Be Retreat for Millionaire
Who Is Ardent Fish.
[Speclal to The Herald.]
AVALON, Catalina Island, March
16. —Edwin Gould, who Is visiting this
noted Island resort, has decided to
build a winter residence here and, ac
cording to those who know the multi-
millionaire's plans, the building will be
palatial in appearance and contain all
the luxuries of a modern Atlantic coast
Mr. Gould, with his son, Frank, has
been touring Southern California, and
during their Jaunts Mr. Gould has be
come so infatuated with the climate of
.Southern California, together with Us
remarkably beautiful scenery, that he
and his eon have been on the lookout
for some acceptable site for a winter
In Pasadena there were several
tracts which appealed to him, but
these were soon forgotten when the
rugged scenery of Catalina was spread
before his view on his trip to the noted
island oft San Pedro. He immediately
expressed a preference for some ele
vated site on the Island, and as his son,
whose opinion carries much weight
with the father, coincided with the
millionaire, the elder man decided he
would build at Catalina.
After a careful inspection of the
island, Mr. Gould flnaly selected a site
above the cliffs on the bay side and
which overlooks the entire coast in
eithor direction as lar as the eye can
Mr. Gould, It is said, is already in
communication with architects regard
ing the plans for his new structure,
and when completed it will be one of
the show spots in Southern California.
It will be spacious and it is the aim of
the owner to construct the walls in
some sort of mission style out of Cali
fornia material.
Mr. Gould is an enthusiastic.angler,
although before coming here "he is
said to have cared little or nothing
for "fishing." He, however, has be
come expert as an Isaac Walton and
can show as many results for an aft
ernoon passed in ocean angling as
many who have followed the sport for
Today, accompanied by Frank, Mr.
Gould rode on horseback to the high
est ridge on the island, said to be 1600
feet In altitude, and while he has said
but little concerning the probable site
for his mansion, It is said to be situ
ated somewhere a(ong the route taken
by the millionaire on his Journey
DAYTONA, Fla., March 15.—There
was a decided change for the worse
this afternoon In the condition of Sen
ator Daniel of Virginia. His daugh
ter and members of the family have
been summoned to his bedside here.
At 8:30 o'clock tonight the following
bulletin was Issued by Dr. W. C.
"Senator Daniel is now resting
quietly. No change since this morning.
Am hopeful of Improved conditions to
Multi-millionaire Accepts Banquet Invitation
and Will Be Guest of Los Angeles
Chamber of Commerce
1 NDREW CARNRGIE, multi-mil-
Allonaire steel magnate and philan
thropist, who returned to Los
Angeles yesterday after a two weeks'
sojourn in San Francisco and San
Jose, will be tendered a banquet by the
Los Angeles chamber of commerce.
The invitation was extended to the
financier yesterday morning on the
arrival at Kiver station, where he was
welcomed by Willis Booth, H. Z. Os
borne, F. Q. Story, Secretary Frank
Wiggins and President Josepn Scott,
appointed a committee by tho chamber
of commerce to welcome the returning
visitor and proffer the Invitation. Mr.
Carnegie responded to the invitation
with evident appreciation.
"I have heard about the great work
done by your chamber of commerce,"
he said, "and I thank you, gentlemen,
for your invitation. I feel greatly
Mr. Carnegie, his wife and daughter
Margaret and the latter's governess
constitute a party which attracted
little attention on their arrival here
yesterday. In fact, there were few of
the many persons who saw them at
the station, excepting those who were
present to welcome them, who recog
nized the steel magnate or his family.
The party arrived on the Southern
Pacific coast line train at 8:30, and was
met. by the reception committee at
River station. The magnate's private
car "Constitution," an unpretentious
Pullman, was Immediately switched
over to the Santa Fe at Downey ave
nue, where the Pasadena reception
committee, composed of Professor
George E. Hale of the Carnegie solar
observatory on Mount Wilson, Dr.
James A. B. Scherer of Throop insti
tute and J. D. Hooker of Los Angeles,
the latter of whom provided money
for the 100-tnch mirror at the observa
tory, greeted the members of the party
and accompanied them to Pasadena.
Greeted at Pasadena
Mr. Carnegie's car was attached to
the local Santa Fe eastbound and ar-
Notice to Herald Subscribers
ON and after this date, the subscription price of Los
Angeles Herald will be fifty cents (50c) a month to
new subscribers, and to those making renewals. The
advance will in no way affect existing contracts or prepaid
subscriptions until the expiration of the time limit. The
slight advance made in the price of The Herald does not
bring the total subscription cost to a point where it
pays for the publication and service. The Herald today is
by far the best newspaper published in Los Angeles, and
the advanced price is only two-thirds of that charged by
other newspapers in its class.
This notice is given so that all may have a fair under
standing upon the matter of subscription price rather than
by notification through route men and agencie'.
rived at Raymond station, two blocks
from the Hotel Raymond, at 9:40
o'clock. At the station Mr. Carnegie's
party was welcomed by Walter Ray
mond, proprietor of the Raymond hotel,
who escorted the entire party in his
automobile up the hill to the hotel,
where an elepant suite of apartments,
overlooking the famous golf links, had
been prepared for them.
In the parlor of the hotel, arranged
on a beautifully decorated table, stood
a massive bouquet of California mid
winter roses, which Mr. Carnegie de
clared the most beautiful he had ever
seen. The bouquet contained 500 mag
nificent roses.
Immediately after his arrival at the
Hotel Raymond Mr. Carnegie locked
himself in his room, where he said it
would be necessary for him to remain
the rest nf the day and attend to a
vast quantity of mail which had ac
cumulated during his visit in the north.
According to the hotel management,
there were two large sacks of letters
for the financier, which he personally
desired to open. Later In the afternoon,
however, Mr. Carnegie was seen on
the west balcony of the hotel, busily
engaged at a table, where he was com
posing: a speech to be delivered at the
dedication of one of his public institu
tions in South America. H« refused
Interviews to newspaper men, but set
an hour for today.
Mr. Carnegie, however, was met at
the train by a reporter of Tho Herald,
who was granted the only interview
given to newspaper men yesterday.
"It seems like getting home," he
snid. "Just say for me that lam much
pleased to be here. This sunshine is
grand, beautiful."
Dr. Scherer and Professor Hale then
aided him down the steps of his private
car, the financier appearing to be
slightly rheumatic, although of jovial
spirits. He was Immediately escorted
by Mr. Raymond to the automobile.
At the auto, before climbing into it,
he was induced by The Herald reporter
to talk a little more.
"They tell me that Is Mount Wilson
over there," he said, pointing to the
(Continued on Page Three)
■~1 j.> Vj.l j\i \s\J\- IIjD. on trains, a cents
Government Prosecutor Goes Into His
tory of Trust, Tells Pipe Line
Methods and Cites Enor.
mous Profits
[Associated Press]
WASHINGTON, March 15.—Holding
up the Standard Oil company of New
Jersey as a menace to the country and
Its organization as a commercial prece
dent that should be eradicated from the
business world, Frank B. Kellogg to
day arraigned the corporation before
the supreme court of the United States.
It was the government's turn to be
heard In the argument over the disso
lution of the company, as decreed by
the circuit court of the United States
for the eastern district of Missouri.
"They have waved the black Hag over
the land as others have done over the
ocean. Do 1 deny they have demon
strated their ability? No. They have
competed with an ability unequaled In
this country," said Mr. Kellogg.
"With its ramifications and its mon
ey power, give It carte blanche, let it
combine as Mr. Watson suggests, and
let it cut prices as Mr. MUburn speak!
about, and I predict it will control ev
ery industry in this country in ten
years—yea, in five.
"What makes a great country?"
he asked. "Not great corporations. It
is the individual; the independent pro
prietor to whom the star of hope lias
always been held out to man before
him. Your honors, it is but a step
from combination to Socialism, and but
another from Socialism to anarchy."
Reviews Growth of Trust
Except about twenty minutes that
John G. Milburn consumed at the be
ginning of the sitting in the conclusion
of his opening address, and about an
equal length of time occupied by I). T.
Watson at the close of the day, both
in defense of the Standard Oil, all the
time was taken up by Mr. Kellogg.
He gave a history of the Standard
Oil and its activities, with frequent
comments on the law of the case. He
seemed inclined to leave many of the
legal points lor discussion by Attorney
General Wickershain, who Is to close
the case for the government tomorrow.
Particularly was this true of the point
of common ownership of Standard Oil
properties, urged by the defense to
have existed both before and after the
organization of . the alleged illegal
combination in 1899.
Time after time tho justices mani
fested keen interest in the case by
subjecting- counsel to a series of
queries. They were particularly anx
ious to know about the common own
ership claimed by the Standard Oil
counsel and to get tho various inter
pretations of meaning that should be
given the word "monopoly" as used in
the Sherman anti-trust act.
Justice White wanted to know if it
were true that the increase of the
Standard Oil since 1879 was due to
accretion and not the purchase of new
Mr. Kellogg replied that since that
year the Standard Oil company had
acquired forty-five refineries and flfty
tivr companies.
"We demanded from the Standard a
full list of its acquisitions," said Mr.
Kellogg, "but they never produced it."
He recalled Mr. Mtlburn'a .statement
yesterday that the Standard Oil com
pany of Ohio had not dismantled re
flnerles purchased.
"Mr. Milburn has not been connect-
(Continued on l'ugc Three)
27,000 FIREMEN
General Managers Make
Appeal and Commis
sioners Consent
Prediction Is Made That
Arbitration Will End
[Associated Press]
CHICAGO, March 15.—An Immediate
strike of 27,000 locomotive fire
men, the throwing out of em
ployment of more than 126,000 other
employes, and the temporary suspen
sion of business on practically every,
railroad between Chicago and the Pa
cific coast was averted today through
the acceptance of off ens for mediation
fro.n the federal authorities.
At the request of the general man
agers of the forty-seven railroads in
volved, Chairman £napp of the In
terstate commerce commission and
Commissioner of Labor Charles P.
Neill telegraphed an offer of media
tion to the union officials.
This offer was accepted, "W. B. Car
ter, president of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, (
stipulating, however, that action must
begin at once.
The appeal to Washington was taken
as an eleventh hour move to prevent
a walkout, which it was declared
threatened the greatest railroad strike
since that of 1894. Thirty-seven mem
bers of the western federated board
of the brotherhood at midnight last
night formally voted for a strike. Tho
hour for striking had been set for next
Monday morning, and the members
here were prepared to start for their
homes to put the strike into effect
when the mediation steps were taken.
Mediation in Chicago
It is stipulated that the mediators
come to Chicago. According to Mr.
Carter, their function will be not to
arbitrate the matters in dispute, but
to determine what shall be arbitrated.
The main question involves wages,
which both sides have agreed upon as
arbitrable, and two other technical
points, Involving promotion and rep
resentation In the union, which the
brotherhood contends are arbitrable,
but which the railroad officials say
are not.
"It the mediation falls through, the
strike will go right on as planned,"
said Mr. Carter.
The acceptance of mediation was
contained In the following telegram
sent by the brotherhood to Messrs.
Neill and Knapp:
"Matters in controversy Involve con
ditions of employment and increase in
wages. Committee preparing to leave
city, but if assurance is given that me
diation will begin immediately and in
the city of Chicago, authority for the
men to leave the service of the com
panies will be temporarily withheld.
The fact that wo have proposed ar
bitration on all matters in controversy
and the fact that the managers com
mittee has rejected our proposition
do not lead our men to expect a set
tlement from mediation, but is evi
dence of our fairness will accept your
friendly, offices under the condi
tions named herein. Please answer
promptly. "W. S. CARTER."
(Signed) W. p- cartkk.
Letter to General Managers
The committee sent the following let
ter to the general managers:
"W C Nixon, chairman general
manager*' committee: Dear Your
letter of March 15 has been received,
In which you communicate the infor
mation that the managers have in
voked the aid of the Erdman act and
the honorable chairman of the inter
state commerce commission and the
honorable commissioner of labor nave
been requested by the managers to
tender their good offices.
i "This is to advise the managers
committee that the chairman of the
interstate commerce commission and
the commissioner of labor have ten
dered by wire their friendly offices in
an endeavor to settle, through media
tion, the pending controversy.
"The proposition of our committee
that matters in controversy be sub
mitted to arbitration is the evidence of
the regard that we have for the inter
ests of the public, and after giving tho
matter further consideration our com
mittee instructs me to notify the man
agers that it has accepted the good of-
(Continufil on Vage Two)
Guaranty for Panama.Pacific Exposu
tion for 1915 Completely Sub
scribed, Reports Finance
SAN DIEGO, March 15.—Tho finance
committee of the Panama-California
exposition announced today that the
initial fund of $1,000,000, representing
the capital stock of the corporation and
intended as a guarantee .if the plan!
for 1915, has been completely sub
scribed. Of the entire amount marly
$400 000 was raised during the past
fortnight, since John D. Spreckels,
first vice president of the exposition.
Offered a conditional subscription of
$50,000 if no more than that sum ru
needed to complete the million by
March 16.
In order to make sure of this amount
and in order to end the stork subscrip
tions combination, forty citizen! of this
city subscribed for the unsold balance
today. , ,
Comparison with the financial rec
ords of previous expositions show:, that
no other city has over approached tha
per capita subscription for exposition
purposes. Estimating San Diego' 3
population at 50,000. the total Is a sub
scription of $20 for every resident ot
the city.
As a matter of fact there were 3300
subscribers, and the amounts ranged
from $10 upward.
Telegrams of congratulation from
m;\ny .sections of the state wor
„ at exposition headquartei
night, and there was an informal ■
bratlon. It is planned to raise a sec
ond $1,000,000 immediately by bonding
the city.

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