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VOLUME XCVI— XO. 103.
NOW. that the smoke of battle has cleared away, DemocratsTare already discussing the reorganization of the
party. , In a lengthy statement William Jennings Bryan declares the Democracy was defeated because it
abandoned radical principles and surrendered to Wall street. Now, says the twice defeated candidate for
the Presidency, it must return to the principles advocated'in 1896 and 1900. Hearst and Watson will attempt
to reorganize the party along socialist lines.
BRYAN DECLARES THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
MUST NOW RETURN TO PRINCIPLES HE ADVOCATES
STEWARDESS TELLS ABOUT
THE DOLBEER VOYAGE.
A\PS. SHERMAN'S DEPOSITION ALSO READ
The steamship stewardess' siory of the voyage of Miss Do/beer from Cherbourg to New
fork last June was read to the jury in the will contest case yesterday. Her deposition told
of unusual conauct, but it was hardly to be regarded as strong evidence of insanity. She said
Detective Stillwell had sought to have her make statements of much more effective charac
ter, but she refused. The reading of Mrs. Sherman's deposition was also completed.
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Clean Sweep In, Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho,. -Nov. 9.— Returns
from' the Stated come '. in slowly, one
PHILADELPHIA. , Nov. 9.—Argu
ment was besun In the United States
Court of Appeals in this city to-day on
the appeal of the Northern Securities
Company, from a judgment from the
Circuit Court of New Jersey restrain
ing the distribution^ of certain-stock of
the Northern Pacific Railroad; Com
pany. • The argument "will t be con
Security Company Appeals.
- ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 9.— The
Russian inquiry] into -the reported fir
ing upon, the -German .fishing .vessel
Sontag by^ the- Russian second Pacific
squadron In the'.Ndrth'Sea on- October
21 having : established jto[the , satlsfac-,
tibn of the authorities: that oneof .the
Russian* warships i did i fire > ,upon v the
German vessel,, that she .lost-herifish
ing • gear,.- Russia, has '• agreed ; ; to .'pay.
full compensation ito the owner of ¦ the
Result of "the Inquiry; Into the Firing
* on tlic : Sontag.
Mathers and George H. Rudolph
were employed in removing the wooden
casing from the interior of an irrigation
¦well, forty fec-t deep. Mathers was at
the bottom of the well and Rudolph
operated a* windlass at the mouth of
the weiL Mathers had chopped away
a few of the lower timbers of the cas
ing while Rudolph was hauling the
debris up and out of the well. The
•topping of the lower timbers lessened
i he strength of the wooden caslnff.^and
suddenly the upper timbers of the cas
ing" broke away. Amid a crashing of
boards and scantlings tons of stones
and earth poured down upon Mathers
from th<^ caving walls.
Rudolph says that his companion was
buried un<^r thirty feet of the cav
ing. When he realized what had hap
pened he at once summoned assistance
and* volunteers are at work ditreinsr to
ward the rescue of Mathers. /
The grief of Mrs. Mathers^and her
four daughters is pitiful to' behold.
Weeping bitterly they stand at the
mouth of the well urping th» workers
on to even greater zeal and almost mo
mentarily calling to the buried man in
the vain hope of getting an answer
,from him. Mr. Mathers has Hvedjn
Pomona a dozen years. His home is at
127 Eaft Pearl street. For a lone time
he has been superintendent of the Po
mona Irrigation Company's pumping
plant. He is 46 years of ajre.
POMONA, Nov. 9.— J. Alex Mathers
was entombed beneath twenty feet of
gravel, sand and earth at the bottom
bf a well In the vacant lots near the
corner of Artesia street and Oranee
<Jrove avenue in Pomona this after
noon. Relays of men have been work
ing like mad men to extricate him in
the faint hope that by some miracle he
txiay be found alive.
The principal characters in the ro
mance al*e H. W. Herwitt, aged 52
years, a wealthy man who has spent
much time in the capitals of Europe
and the larger cities of the East, but
who finally succumbed to the charms
of Pasadena as a place of residence,
and .Mile. Eugene Ep. Parrient, the
daughter of French parents, whose na
tive place is New Orleans, and whose
age is 21. She came here to find rela
tives, but they had left for Alaska and
she was obliged to secure employment
as a saleslady at the Boston Store.
Wishing to >uy a little gift for a
lady, the Pasadena bachelor wandered
into the store soon after the pretty
French saleswoman was employed and
she chanced to wait on him. This led
to Herwitt's going back on other occa
sions to the counter of the new clerk
at the Boston Store. Within three days
there was a quiet 'wedding, and now
Mr. and Mrs. Henvitt are in New
York for a brief stay before starting on
a Journey around the world..
LOS ANGELES,' Nov. ».— From the
modest position of a saleswoman at the
Boston Store, to that of wife of a
wealthy man of leisure and great
traveler is the step just taken by a
beautiful young lady of this city. The
news of the marriage which has -just
been made public, although it occurred
about three weeks ago, has created a
sensation both in the French Colony
of Los Angeles and among certain cir
cles in Pasadena. -
The demolition of ' the" Chinese^ new
town is almost . completed, a thousand
houses - having,, been;' destroyed for .the
valuable firewood. they, contained." . :
' The town . is j constantly catching fire,
and the majority of; the warehouses
and I stores .belonging to foreigners
have been' burned, to the ground. <i :
So many men were killed on" both
sides during the last r assault "that
many bodies . lay : unburled for days,
and in some Instances, dogs, which had
been ] driven from T the town,, assuaged
their hunger by eating the dead.
In a few. cases where this was . seen,
the .horror-stricken \ Russian . sharp
shooters killed the dogs.
Some months ago:. the Russian au
thorities . ordered that all dogs seen
upon the streets should be shot, '¦ with
the result that half famished. creatures
have been roaming; the hills, becoming
savage. • i ; .
The Chinese say that the forts' on
Golden Hill- have done practically, no
firing, for. months past, and it is be
lieved that their ammunition has: run
short. ": '. ¦ ,.'.;• ,
CHEFU, Nov.. 9.— The Japanese con
tinue, to bombard Port Arthur and the
shells are falling so incessantly that
the Russians have practically aban
doned the repair of the .work protect
ing the harbor. \
Citizen volunteers and the police are
now reinforcing the' garrisons of the
forts, according to the stories, of
Chinese arriving here, sixty of whom
left Port Arthur on November 7, .ow
ing to the high price of food.
Bombardment of Port Arthur Contin
ues and Shells Full Incessantly.-
OF A WELL
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Are Not Betrothed
LONDON, Nov. 9. — The Spanish
embassy here authorizes ten emphatic
denial of the report 'circulated by a
news agency in the United States of
the betrothal of King Alfonso to
Princess Victoria of Connaughu
But in answer to the Questions pro
pounded to her during the taking of
the deposition the stewardess said she
had warmly refused to sign : the state
ment for the reason that part of it was
false— that part in which Miss Warren
was said to have made mention of Miss
Dolbeer's mental condition and of ¦ a
lover. But she had , no objection to tell
ing what she knew of the strange man
ner of Miss Dolbeer while crossing the
The" most of the day was spent in
finishing the reading of the deposition
of Mrs. Raymond H. Sherman, a daugh
ter of Mrs. J. L. Moody, a neice of the
contestant and cousin' of the testatrix.
On Monday her statements -were ad
duced to the effect that a "change had
come over Miss. Dolbeer during the last
year of her life," she "had become
very thin," and was "indifferent ' to
anything and everything in life." . ;
Yesterday It transpired that Mrs."
There was some new testimony in
the Dolbeer will contest yesterday —
testimony that had been sealed up in
depositions and withheld from the pub
lic. The contestant shot "one of his
strongest bolts, which was the deposi
tion of the stewardess of the Deutsch
land. on which Miss Bertha Dolbeer
crossed the Atlantic shortly before her
death. The German woman's state
ments were that the passenger "stared"
constantly, bore a "sad expression on
her " face," and Miss Warren, to con
trol her, "spoke as one would to quiet
a child." ; :¦ r
Miss "Warren was with Miss Dolbeer
on the voyage in June last. They took
the steamer at Cherbourg, after a stay
in Paris, where Miss Dolbeer had gone
to seek rest. the attorneys for
the contestant laid much stress on
this testimony of Miss Wilhelmina
Pflueger, Pillsbury and McEnerney
smiled at it. The jury had by this
time been overtaxed by deposition
reading and it exhibited no sign of
arousal from languor.
There was a very interesting part of
Miss Pflueger's deposition. that did not
reach the ears of the jurors, for Judge
Coffey would not permit it to be. read.
It appears that C. J. Still well/ for
rcerly a detective in San Francisco but
now in New York, approached her in
the interest of contestant Schander to
ascertain what testimony she might
give. She says he brought with him a
typewritten statement for her to" sign
wherein it was set forth that Misa
Warren had told her while the vessel
was on the ocean that Miss Dolbeer
was insane from melancholia," resulting
from the loss of. her lover.
STATEMENT WAS FALSE.
mis n ii. shi;rman. cousin of the testatrix, whose deposition was read yesterday at the trial of* I
THE CONTEST TO BREAK MISfc LOLBEER'S WILL, AND SCATTER THB FORTUNE BEQUEATHED BY THE UNFOR
TUNATE FUKIDE TO HER FRIEND AND COMPANION, MISS WARREN.
In Nebraska the definite announce
ment . that the Legislature Is Republi
can disposes of the statement that Wil
liam . J. : Bryan ; had . aspirations for .the
United .States Senatorship. In. that
State, too, the, Governorship is in doubt/
There is a curious situation in Min
nesota, where Roosevelt has 125.000
plurality,. but where a-Democratic Gov
ernor. ' and a Republican . Lieutenant
Governor were elected..'
.Chairman Babcock of the Republican
Congressional Campaign Committee
has been ., returned to Congress, but
Chairman Cowherd , of: the r Democratic
Congressional \ Campaign Committee
was, defeated in Missouri. .
- ¦- The situation i in ; Colorado presented
an interesting phase to-nijrht. Roose
velt : has carried \ the ' State by probably
15,000, but -the i Governorship is still in'
doubt; both sides claiming victory.
The "Solid South" was broken by the
defection of Missouri. The figures to
night show but twelve States, with 133
votes, for Judge Parker. President
Roosevelt carried all the Northern
States— swept them in fact— and to
night he. < has 343 electoral votes. The
banner. State is Pennsylvania. Twenty
four hours after the polls closed the
returns, from this State indicated that
Roosevelt's plurality • would reach 485,
ooo. ¦:¦¦>¦¦< .
Next 'came Illinois, where the Presi
dent polled approximately 225,000 more
votes than; did Parker.
Ohio gave Roosevelt . 200.000 and New
York 174,000. The New York* Citv re
turns are .still .incomplete. - but the
amazement over the . result has not
subsided. Judge Parker carried Great
er'New York by less than 41,000 votes.
| In general, the situation Is chiefly in
teresting :to-night because of 'the fact
thaCthe tickets in many of the) States
were cut. President Roosevelt ran
ahead of his ticket in many localities.
In Massachusetts he had a plurality of
86,000, 'while the Republican candidate
for Governor was defeated by 35,000.
In that State the* Legislature Is Re
publican, and the entire Republican
ticket, with the exception of Governor,
was. elected. In Missouri the circum
stances are similar/.
* . NO TOGA FOR. BRYAN.
NEW; YORK, Nov. 9.— With the
election" returns' still incomplete the
plurality' for President Roosevelt in
the- nation,; according to all indications
to-night, j will exceed I 1,500.000— the
greatest ever given an American can
didate. The nearest approach to this
vote was in 1896,, when McKinley re
ceived a plurality approximating 850,
000, and in 1872, when Grant received
.To-night the -interest centers in
Missouri and Maryland. Late re
turns indicate that the former State
is in the Republican column, so far as
Presidential electors are concerned,
but that Joseph W. Folk, the Demo
cratic candidate, has been elected
In'. Maryland the Presidential vote
probably will ; - be cast for Roosevelt.
Late . returns to-night indicate that
Thomas A. Smith has been elected to
Congress by the Democrats in the
First District. Congressman Jackson
of this district to-night,": however, put
forward the claim that trick ballots
were used and says he will contest the
In the other. States it is simply a
question of pluralities. ..
"SOLID SOUTH'! NO LONGER.
"VHas Nearly a Hair
"The Japanese, having offered the
Russians ' favorable opportunities to
surrender, are now Inclined to let them
suffer for the consequences of their
CHEFU, Nov. 9.— A junk which left
Port Arthur on November 1 has ar
rived here, bringing the news that the
garrison up to that time had repulsed
all Japanese attacks. The junk was
intercepted by a Japanese torpedo boat,
which confiscated all the correspond
ence on board. Two Chinese who were
on the Junk were executed by the Jap
, DOGS DEVOUR THE DEAD.
. "Prisoners captured by Nogi say
eral Stoessel tells his men that the''Jap
anese will massacre them if they sur
render. Sorties are made every night.'
"There is now no fresh, meat in the
fortress; even the horseflesh is. said. to
have given out. Rifle ammunition is
alarmingly short and . shrapnel is
"Desperate fighting .goes on,niKht
and day around Port Arthur. The
Russian garrison is- defending itself
with the strength of despair.; 'jit, is re
ported that the Russian numbers are
now reduced to 9000 fighting me*n. ; ; '¦'. \
TOKIO, Nov. 9.— I* is ; reported ' that
the Japanese'^have completely.,, silenced
the. forts on Rihlurig ajid.Susupc^mbun
now attacking Etz' Mountain.""- ; - v -vV;
DALNY, NdyJ 9.— Stanley Washbufn.
war correspondent of the Chlcago'Daily
News, cables the, following to his pa
per: - ; '. • '. "\ V' •• '.. .'.¦¦
Vote to 343. ;
Speclal. Dispatch to The- Call.
Fresh Meat Is Exhausted and Even
the Supply of Has
Food and Ammunition Are
Alarmingly Short in
Bryan says he did what he could to prevent the reorganization of the
Democratic party; wiien he failed in this he did what he could to aid
Parker and Davis in order to secure such reforms— and there were sev
eral—promised by their election. Now that the campaign is over, he will
assist- those who. desire to put the Democratic party once more on a strong
basis; he will assist. in organizing for the campaign of 190S.
, "It does not matter so much who the nominee may be. During the next
three years circumstances may bring; Into the arena some man especially
fitted to carry the standard.. It will be time enough to nominate a candi
date when ' we are near enough to the campaign to measure the relative
availability of those worthy to be considered. .' *
. .'.'But'/we ought , to', begin now .to- lay our plans " for . the next national
campaign ; and 1 to form .the line of . battle.
"The party must continue . to. protest against a large army, against a
Bryan says that for two years he has pointed out the futility of any
attempt to , compromise with wrong or to patch up a peace with the great
corporations which are now exploiting the country, but the sound money
Democrats were bo alarmed by the race Issue that they listened rather re
luctantly, be it salfl to their credit, to the promises of a successful cam
paign held out by those who had contributed "to the defeat of the party in
the two preceding campaigns. He continued:
. "The experiment has been a costly one and it is not likely to be re
peated during the present generation. The Eastern Democrats were also
deceived. They were led to believe that the magnates and monopolists who
coerced the voters in 1896 and supplied an enormous campaign fund in both
1S96 and 1900 would help the Democratic party If our party would only be
less radical. . The corporation press aided in this deception and even the Re
publican papers professed an unselfish desire to help build up the Demo
cratic party. The election has opened the eyes of the hundreds of thou
sands of honest and. well meaning Democrats who, a few months ago, fav
ored the reorganization of the party. These men now see that they must
either, go into the Republican party or join with the Democrats of the West
and South in making the Democratic party a positive, aggressive and pro
gressive reform organization. There is no middle ground."
Will Jlssist in Reorganization.
"The Democratic party cannot hope to compete successfully with the
Republican party for this support. To win the support of the plutocratic
element of the country the party would have to become more plutocratic
than the Republican party.. and it could not do this without losing several
times as many votes as that course would win. The, Democratic party has
nothing to gain by catering to organized and predatory wealth. It must not
only do without such support. 'but it can strengthen itself by Inviting the
open'and emphatic opposition of these elements. The campaign Just closed
shows that It is as inexpedient from the standpoint of » policy as it
Is wrong from the standpoint of principle K to attempt any con
ciliation of the Industrial and financial despots who are ' gradu
ally ' getting control of. all the avenues of wealth. The Democratic
party.' if It hopes to win success, must take the side of the plain common
Futility of Making Compromises.
"In 1S96 the line was drawn for the first time during the present genera
tion between plutocracy and democracy, and the party's stand on the side
of democracy alienated a large number of plutocratic Democrats, who in
the nature of things cannot be expected to return, and it drew to itself a
large number of earnest advocates of reform, whose attachment to these re
forms Is much stronger than attachment to any party name. The Republi
can party occupies the conservative position. This Is, it defends those who.
having secured unfair advantage through class legislation, insist that they
shall not be disturbed, no matter how oppressive their exactions may be
-¦--¦• "The convention "accepted this theory and the platform made no refer
ence to the money -question^ but Judge Parker felt that it was his duty to
announce his personal adherence tV the sold standard. His gold telegram,
as it was called, while embarrassing to 1 the Democrats of the " West and
South, :'warf applauded by the Eastern press. He had the cordial Indorse
ment of, Mr." Cleveland, Who declared that the party had returned to "safety
and sanity"; he had "the support of the Democratic papers which bolted In
1S96, arid he also had the aid of nearly all of those who were prominent in
the campaigns of 1896 and 1900, and yet his defeat Is apparently greater than
the party suffered in either of those years.
"It is unquestionable also that Judge Parker's defeat was not local but
general, the returns from the eastern States being as disappointing as the
returns from' the West. The reorsranizers are in complete control of the
party. They planned the campaign and carried it on according to their own
views, and the f verdict against their plan is unanimous. Surely silver can
not be blamed for this defeat, for the campaign was run on a gold basis.
Neither can the defeat be charsred to emphatic condemnation of the trusts,
for the trusts were not assailed as vigorously this year as they were four
years ago. It is evident that the campaign did not turn upon the question
of imperialism, and It is not fair to consider the result as a personal victory
for the President, for his administration was the subject of criticism. The
result was due to the fact that the Democratic party attempted to be con
servative in the presence of conditions which demand radical remedies. It
sounded a partial retreat when it should have ordered a charge all along
Plutocratic Democrats Jilienated.
'"The Democratic party hasunet with an overwhelming defeat In the na
tional election. As yet the returns are not sufficiently complete to permit
analysis and it is impossible to say whether the result is due to an actual
increase m Jhe number of Republican voters, t>r to a falling off in the Dem
ocratic vote. This phase of the subject will be dealt with next week when
the returns are all in. The questions for consideration at this time are:
What lesson does the election teach? "arid what of the future? The defeat
of Judge Parker should^not be considered a personal one. He did as well as
he could under the circumstances; he was the victim of unfavorable condi
tions and of a mistaken party policy. He grew In popularity as the cam
paign proceeded and expressed himself more and more strongly upon the
trust question, but could not overcome the heavy odds against him.
"The so-called conservative Democrats charged the defeats of 1S06 and
1900 to the party's position on the money question and insisted that a vic
tory could be, gained by dropping the coinage question entirely.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 9.— William J. Bryan to-day gave out an extend
ed statement concerning yesterday's election, which is intended to serve as
his comment upon the result, and as an answer to reports connecting 1 him
with a movement looking to the formation of a new party. Bryan said he
would not attempt to deny all the reports circulated as to his future politi
cal action, but would let his statement serve to explain his position. He
-V ' ¦ f
So- Catted tPtutocratic € foment of the 97?/'
noritj/ &s Snv/ted to Set Out.
Remnant of Garrison
Pigtiting to the
Goldites' Reign at an End
Surrender to Wall Street,
Says the Nebraskan
CALIFORNIA— 'Sweet Qowwr"
CENTRAL. — "Her Marrtaj* Vow."
COLUMBIA — "The County Chalnnam"
FISCH ER' S— Vaudeville.
GRAJfD — "Pretty Fe«*y."
MAJESTIC — "An American Cttlaen.-
ORPHEUM— VanderlUe. Matlne* to
TTVOLI — "The Messenger Boy."
TBB yTEA.TE.ER. Ux .-;: - "• I
Fbroc*st made at JJin Vtudsco t or
thirty tears — «««wf nddnlstttp N<rrem
Bui rrmndsco and rMnlty— Fair
Tfcsrslaj; cooler; fresh e**t wind. -
A. O. MrATOK.
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