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VOLUME CXIIL—NO. 34.
ROCKEFELLER IS
"HYDEING" NEAR
"JEKIL" ISLAND
At Least Such Is Report Sent
Out From Brunswick, Ga.,
Although Many Think He
Is Secluded in Fifth Ave
nue Mansion — Brother
John Hovers Near House
HOUSE WARRANT MAY
BE ISSUED FOR HIM
In That Event Sergeant at
Arms and Assistants Can
Break Down Barriers and
Lay Violent Hands on
Contumacious Witness—
Chairman Pujo Issues a
Statement of Position
BRUNSWICK. Ga., Jan. 2.—William
Rockefeller, wanted as a witness be
fore the Pujo "money trust" investi
gating committee, arrived at Jekyl
Jgjand near Brunswick more than three
greeks ago on an unidentified steamer,
According to reports here tonight.
Accompanied by his -wife and son.
Wlllfam <t. Rockefeller, as well as the
Jatter's wife, Rockefeller, instead of
going , to the Rockefeller winter home.
took quarters in an apartment house,
and all remained in seclusion. The
epartment house Is near the home of
Rockefeller.
Extreme secrecy is maintained by
of Jekyl Island regarding , the
departure of the Rockefellers. The
fame, of the vessel on which they left
lias been carefully -withheld.
Tonight It was said that Rockefeller
chartered a special steamer. A rumor
p'so was current that the party sailed
m the private yacht of a New York
sportsman and that their destination
was Bermuda.
All ports of rumors are flying around.
Tonight it was stated Rockefeller has
en here with his immediate family,
stepping at an apartment house for
more than a "week.
House May Take Action
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2. —House offl
ci.ils tod'sy were inclined to the view
that the best procedure to adopt in the
effort to reach William Rockefeller
■with a iubpeaa would be to have the
judicial y committee immediately re- j
port and the house adopt a resolution
instructing an attachment be served;
upon him. Jerry South, chief clerk of
th<* hr»u»•. conferred today with a num
ber of • leaders on the sub-
Charlea F. Riddel, sergeant at arms,
wli New York, has consulted
i !•'. Crisp, the parliamen
tarian of the bouae, who failed to find
any precedents upon a quick examina
n of the question. If a summons
had been actually served on Rocke
feller, there would be no doubt as to
the right to arrest him on a criminal
warrant on the. ground of being a
contumacious witness.
After talking with house leaders,
and with Jerry South, chief clerk of
the houee. Chairman Pujo of the money
trust committee, tonight Issued a state
ment reviewing the attempts to secure
the testimony of Rockefeller, in which
he expressed the hope that it would
not be necessary to exert the. "full
legal power" of the house to secure
■er o would not say what plans
lver" evolved to aid the sergeant at
arms. He said a meeting of the com
mittee would be called tomorow or
Saturday and the matter taken up
formally.
PORE OVER PRECEDENTS
Members of the committee, after por
ing over the precedents, were puzzled
as to the exact method by which the
house enforce service. Mr. Pujo
was inclined to believe that the fact
that the committee had received
through attorneys, not acting offi
cially, a physician's certificate setting
forth that Rockefeller was too ill to
testify, might be interpreted as an
acknowledgement by the oil magnate
that he knew the process had been is
sued for him. Pujo also said that the
facts could be certified to the house,
and an attachment for Rockefeller is
s;;ed by resolution. This would allow
the sergeant at arms to seize him
forcibly.
While the house officials pondered
the question at length, a series of wild
reports as to proposed plans for get
ting the elusive witness circulated
about the capitol. One rumor was that
the sergeant at arms was about to em
ploy a woman detective to get the miss
insr millionaire. Another was that an
attack in force was to be made by the
deputies stationed about the Ro-ke
feiirr home. Stil! another was that the !
military authorities would be called on,
far assistance. The members of the
i oTinfittee laughed at the fantastic
stories.
3n his statement tonight Pujo said:
'.'At my request-t-übpena was issued
under the signature of the house and by
authority of law some time last June.
Notwithstanding repeated efforts the
sergeant at arms and his force have
been unable to make service,
"Not long since a certificate was s«*nt
Continued on Paffe -. Column 4
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
"The Peoole's Newspaper"
BIRD SWALLOWS
1 KARAT DIAMOND
/Vcn> York Theater in Uproar
When Prize Cockatoo Snaps
Up Woman's Sparkler
(Special- Dispatch h> The Call)
NEW YORK, Jan. 2.—Pandemonium
was loose on the stage of the Colonial
theater tonight when Anna, the prize
cockatoo in a troupe of trained birds,
picked a diamond of more than one
karat, out of a ring on the Baffer of
Olga Petrova, who was standing in the
wings while the bird act was on. and
swallowed it with as great relish as if
it had been a choice tidbit.
Before order was restored, Petrova.
the wife of the bird director, had passed
through several stages of hysteria,
every cockatoo in the company had
screeched itself hoarse, bird experts
had discussed ways and means of re
covering the jewel and detectives from
the West Sixty-eighth street station
had vainly tried to do something to re
lieve somebody's feelings.
The actress made several offers to
purchase the cockatoo, but its owners
wouldn't listen to such a thing.
Finally a compromise was arranged.
The owner of the b!rd agreed to use
every means compatible with the cocka
too's well being to recover the diamond
and restore it before the end of the
week. To this Petrova cheerfully ac-
Quiesced.
BERNHARDT IS LEFT OUT
Mndame \ot Invited by Mrs. McCor
mick to Uispay Talent
(Fperial Di«patch to TUe Call)
CHICAGO, -lan. 2 -Mrs. Harold F.
McCormick, society leader and daugh
ter of John D. Rockefeller, denied to
day that she had asked Mme. Sarah
Bernhardt to act at a reception for
the stars of the Chicago grand opera
company. At the close of each season
Mrs. McCormick gives a reception for
the singers in the gold ballroom of
the Congress hotel. The one this year
promises to exceed in cost those pre
viously given. Mrs. McCormick, it is
said, will serve wine, thus departing
from a rule that holds in her home.
532 DEATHS IN STREETS
Traffic Toll In \ew York City 109
Above 101 V* Record
X::w YORK, Jan. 2.—Street accidents
in Xew York in 1912 caused the death
of 552 persons. Statistics made public
today by the National Highway Pro
tective society show that 230 were chil
dren, of whom 103 were run over by
automobiles. Of the total 221 were due
to automobiles, 134 to trolley cars and
177 to wagon?. During the same period
2,363 persons were injured. The toll of
1911 was 4 23.
THREE SKATERS DROWN
Michigan Hockey Players Fall Through
Ice During; Game
OLIVET, Mich.. Jan. 2. — Playing
hockey on Pine lake near Olivet today
three boys broke through the ice and
were drowned. Iron Van Wye, George
Lansborough and Ward Keeney, in at
tempting a rescue, fell into the water.
Lansborough and Van Wye managed to
break their way to the shore. Keeney
clung to the ice and was almost frozen
to death when rescued.
ERROR RAZES TOWN HALL
Pioneer Vancouver Building: Burned
AY hen Gasoline Id Placed on Fire
VANCOUVER. B. C, Jan. 2—Munici
pal hall, the first building erected in
Cambie Lulu island in ISBI, was burned
today through an error of a clerk. A
bottle of gasoline was mistaken for
coal oil and thrown on a wood fire, with
the result that a tremendous explosion
took place. J. Glenville, J. H. Lan
caster and Mrs. Cooper, a stenographer,
were seriously Injured.
ESTATE BUILDS CAPITOL
Harrlman Inheritance Tax Provide*
I lab Government With Home
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 2.—The in
heritance tax paid to the state of Utah
by the estate of the late E. H. Harri
man will cover about two-thirds of
the cost of the erection of the state
capitol, which was contracted for to
day. The estate paid the state nearly
1750.000 and this was set aside by the
last legislature as a capitol fund. The
building will coet $1,040,000.
J. BRUCE ISMAY RESIGNS
Directors of Marine Company Accept;
Takri Effect Next June
XEW YORK, Jan. 2.—The board of
directors of the International Mercan
tile Marine company this afternoon ac
cepted the resignation of J. Bruce
Ismay as president. The resignation
takes effect June 30, 1913.
ALLEGED MALEFACTORS JAILED
YALLEJO. Jan. 2.—William H. Emer
son, a solicitor from San Francisco, was
arrested here thia afternoon by Chief of
Police W. T. Stanford and charged with
obtaining money under false pretenses.
John Maxwell, colored, wanted in
Merced for wife abandonment, was ar
rested her* today by the Vallejo police
and will be taken to the southern city
tomorrow.
JOHXSOV PREPARING MESSAGE
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2.—Governor
Johnson will be locked up in his ex
ecutive office for the next two or three
days working out the finishing touches
on his message to the legislature. Sev
eral state officials were in conference
with the governor today discussing
phases of the message.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1913—PAGES 1 TO 8. **
JAMES R. KEENE,
FINANCIER AND
TURF KING, DEAD
Famous Speculator and Rac
ing Man, Who Made His
First Great Fortune in San
Francisco, Passes Away in
New York at Age of 73
Following an Operation
MINED IN NEVADA
AND GOLDEN STATE
With Best Horses Money
Could Buy and Scientific
Breeding Produce, Great
Turfman Won Immense
Stakes and Once Captured
Celebrated English Derby,
Ambition of Sportsmen
NEW YORK. Jan., 3. —.lames K.
Keer><\ the financier and horseman, died
at 2:15 o'clock this morning in a sana
torium here from the effects of an
operation. He was 73 years old and
had been ill for a long time.
Keene peemed to rally fairly well
from the first effects of the operation
and at 12:38 Drs. James P. Tuttle and
St. Clair Smith, who were in attendance
on the sick financier, issued the fol
lowing , bulletin after a consultation
which had lasted since 11 o'clock:
Mr. Keene is quite ill. but the
doctors still hav P hope. tThere has
been no material change in the pa-
TJpnts condition since the last bul
letin.
At that time the patient was resting
more comfortably. About 1 o'clock,
however, he began to sink and the
efforts of all the doctors to rally him
were futi!<\ It soon became apparent
that he was dying and could last but
a short while.
Foxhall Keene, who had not left the
hospital, was notified that his father's
end was a matter of a few minutes and
after he had notified the other mem
bers of the family in Cedarhurst, L.
1., of the sad news, went to his father's
b*Tf!ff!re —m ""wie with him when the
end came at 2:15 o'clock this morning , .
Keene Had Spectacular Career
James Robert Keene was born in
London in IS3B. but came to California
with his family in 1852. He became
a miner here and in Nevada. Later he
began to speculate in mining stocks in
San Francisco and during the "bonan
za" period of th« 70's accumulated j<s,
--000.000. For several years' thereafter
he was president of the San Francisco
stock exchange. From 1877 until re
cent years lie was an operator in Wall
street. He was president of the United
States Graphotype company, and vice
president of th.p Winchester Racing as
sociation. His home was in Cedarhurst.
Long Island.
For 35 years Keene had been one of
the most prominent figures in turf af
fairs. His remarkable judgment was
backed by what many called a phenom
enal streak of luck. In fact, luck
seemed to stand at his elbow all
through life. Many of the most famous
horses owned by the turfman were bred
at his Castleton stud in Kentucky.
The foundation of his turf fortune
was laid, according to persons in a
position to know, when he purchased,
quite accidentally, little Domino, a real
whirlwind of a horse, overlooked by
many good judges of horseflesh because
of its lack of size. This horse sired
Commando, who in turn sired Colin, and
this remarkable trio won fabulous sums
for him.
In ISB3 the first Great Eastern handi
cap was run at Sheepshead Bay, and
Keene's Dutch Roller won it, with the
famous Edward Garrison riding. His
stable always was filled with famous
horses, but none quite gained the fame
of Sysonby, which earned fortunes for
its master about five years ago. The
animal, now dead, became the property
of its master when its dam was pur
chased while in foal.*
In 1907 Keene's Superman won the
Brooklyn handicap, one of the classic
races of the country. Koene's horses
won this race four times.
Keene went broke In 18S4, trying to
corner the wheat market, but accumu
lated another great fortune in 1890,
when he formed a pool in National Cord
age, which he forced up to $140 a
share, when the pool collapsed, every
body in it losing money except Keene.
When first Keene went to New York
he met Jay. Gould. They worked to
gether for a time and then Keene
accused Gould of selling him out and
declared war on the railroad financier.
This enmity survived to the time of
Gould's passing from life and Wall
street.
After liis deal in Cordage, Keene
made a specialty of pooling stocks of
corporations. In very few instances
was lie known to lose, although many
of his associates were losers. He fig
ured in the Metropolitan street rail
way emaehup, in the collapse of the
Third avenue road and in the famous
raid on Brooklyn Rapid transit.
Keene's genius as a pool manager was
unquestioned and he wa , employed in
that rapacity by J. P. ; Torgan, H. H.
Rogers and other manipulators.
Keene met his match. h r wever, in the
late E. H. Herri man. wfcen he tried to
manipulate Southern Pacific.
COUNTRY WIDE
BELLBOYS , PLOT
TO ROB EXPOSED
Los Angeles Arrest for
New York Hotel Theft of
■$35,000 Gems Bares Sys
tem to Dispose of Loot
, Which Has Long Baffled
Police of United States
BOOTY FROM GUESTS
SOLD IN MANY CITIES
Lads Make Specialty of Ob
taining Work in Hostelries
and Then Plundering the
Rooms — Confession Ex
pected to Place Many in
Cell—Sheriff Hunts Mys
terious Woman in the Case
(By KrciTs! WirmW)
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 2.—Police Com
missioner Waldo, head of the New York
police depart men t, in a telegram re
reived by tlie. Los .Angelas police today,
asks for the close detention of <'. EL
Roeetrthal, stating that he will send for
Rosenthal, and characterizing him as
one of the cleverest criminals in the
country.
Sheriff Hanimel this afternoon took
a hand in the Rosenthal .diamond rob
bery case when he asked the city police
officials for the description of a mys
terious woman in the case. The sher
iff's office is looking , for a woman who
is said to have been seen with jewelry
similar to some of that stolen in New
York.
A plot by thieves, who make a spe
cialty of gaining employment as bell
boys to rob guests and create a na
tionwide distribution system of the
loot, is believed to have been uncov
ered by the New York and Los Angeles
police.
PLAN KVVELOrs KVTIRE V. 5.
The plan is so thorough that it
makes necessary a constant exchange
of information -rning' stolen ar
ticles between every police department"!
in the country, which is not attempted
on account of the great cost. The plot
was exposed by the arrest of Rosenthal,
who is wanted in New York on a charge
of complicity in the robbery of the
apartments of Mrs. Simeon B. Chitten
den at the Hotel Harrington, in which
jewelry worth $35,000 was stolen.
Rosenthal is said to have confessed to
complicity with several other bellboys
in the robbery of the guests of the
Hotel 'Lorraine in New York two years
ago, when more than $200,000 worth of
jewelry and diamonds were obtained.
He is also said to have served a term
:in the Elmira penitentiary for another
robbery.
Arrest of bell boys (n possession of
the Chittenden loot and other bur
glaries will follow al! over the United
States, it is believed.
LOOT FOIXD ON ROSENTHAL
Some of the Chittenden jewelry, in
cluding , a pair of cuff buttons marked
C"' and a gold stick pin representing
a sheaf of wheat were found in Rosen-
possession.
The robbery in Hotel Lorraine was
one of the biggest crimes of its kind
in the histcry of the country. Eight
bell boys are said to have operated in
the crime, while a score of others in
many cities were implicated. Rosen
thal then was , arrested in Chicago. In
the meantime two of the boys con
fessed and gave information which led
to the return of nearly all the loot.
Prosecutions .were dropped.
Bertillon Records Tally
(Special Dispatch to The C*U)
NEW YORK, Jan. 2.—Search of the
records at police headquarters today
developed, according to Deputy Com
missioner Dougherty, that the Bertillon
measurements of the man arrested In
Los Angeles, charged with a $35,000
jewel robbery at the Warrington apart
ment here and the man believed to
have stolen $2*0,000 worth of Jewels
from Mrs. Helen Dwells Jenkins three
years ago, are identical.
The Warrington apartment robbery
November 2 came to light today
through the arrest of C. H. Rosenthal,
or C. H. Rogers, in Los Angeles. The
jewels were stolen from Mr. and Mrs.
Simon Chittenden. Dougherty said the
measurements had been wired here and
that Captain Faurot found them identi
cal with those of Charles Rosenthal, or
Rosen, whose number is 16,195 in the
gallery. The Rosenthal in the gallery,
the commissioner said, had been sent
to Elmira for burglary and was ar
rested January 5, 1912, for a robbery
in Bellatre hotel, where the apartments
of A. R. Royce aad Mrs. James Rich
man were looted of $3,000 i n jewels.
Mrs. Jenkins was robbed at Hotel
Lorraine in December, 1909. Dougherty
said a circular had been sent out by
the police for the apprehension of the
Warrington theft. Hβ characterized
the Rosenthal, whose picture in In the
gallery, as beinff a "veritable magi
cian." but eaid l ie ma y have aided in
robbing the Chlttpnden apartment.
■SENATOR JtfFK DAVIS HEAD
I/ITTTiE ROCK. Ark.. Jan. 3,—United
Ptatfs Senator J*ff Davis o f Arkan
sas died suddenly at his home here at 1
o'clock thie mornins as the result of an
attack of apoplexy.
"An Independent Newspaper ,, \
Senator Joseph W. Bailey, who delivered a dramatic
farewell speech in the senate at Washington yester
day, when he bitterly denounced the "new national
ism" and incidentally verbally flayed his enemies.
"SPENDER" PELL
DIES IN POVERTY
Noted Broadway Figure
Leaves Only Two Cents
and Pawn Tickets
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
NEW YORK, Jan. 2.—Alexander Mer
cer Pell, related to prominent New
York families and an erstwhile mem
ber of the most exclusive clubs, died
today in the little furnished room at
3122 Broadway that had sheltered him
in his last obscure days.
At 42 he had reached the bottom of
the social toboggan and he left an
estate of a threadbare suit or two, a
few books and a rubber banded pile of
pawn tickets, which indicated the most
recent source of his income. His total
cash ws3 two pennies.
Shortly after Pell's marriage in the
late nineties to Miss May Hutton, a
Herkimer county belle and herself of
old Knickerbocker stock, he was able
to settle on his wife an estate of
$1,000,000 and yet retain a fortune.
H. Archibald Pell and Duncan Pell,
the man's brothers, hurried to the
house- with an undertaker. A burial
permit was quickly obtained from the
coroner. The !>•• fthers declined to
make any statement.
Pell was divorced in 1907 after pro
ceedings which rivaled in secrecy those
of the W. K. Vanderbllt case. The
hearings were before a referee, and
nothing became public except the fact
that the evidence offered by Mrs. Pell
entitled her to a decree. It was cur
rent report that the names of several
society women had been mentioned.
By the terms of the decree Pell was
not allowed to see his son for two
years, although he had set aside a
trust , fund for the boy.
Mrs. Pell, who later married Charles
N. Daly, a Wall street broker, laid the
groundwork for the estrangement from
Pell, it was understood at the time,
when, against his advice, she embarked
on a business career.
TOPERS PUT ON* HONOR
Reform SyMem Started at Lou Angelen
Inebriate Kami
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2.—With the
honor system in vogue, Chief of Police
Sebastian opened today the Los Ange
les farm for inebriates. Confirmed
users of alcoholic drinks will be sent
to the farm to work off their appetites
for liquor.
The farm consists of 11 acres. Four
acres have been set out to berries.
The occupants of the farm will plant
the rest to potatoes and other vege
tables, which will be used by the jail
rommlssary. The dormitories are lo
cated in the old Los Feliz school.
The windows are unbarred, but the
man who breaks parole and escapes
will have to go to prison or to Patten
asylum if he is caught.
OLDKST SKWSBOY DEAD AT 105
JOLIET, 111-. Jan. 2. —The oldest
newsboy in the world. Oarsamus Paige,
died at his home here today, aged 105
yearn. Paige sold his papers in the
streets up to a few days ago when he
was taken ill.
WKATHKR KORECA!«Ti
Fair: J'eht front In morning: light ni>rth wfti#.
SPLENDID little 10 rm. honse; rent $40; hot
*nd cold wnt*r; well furn.: gift for $350.
WANTED—CIean cet hustling nubeerip
tlon ratnpa.isrn: groat premium offpy; goo<\
For Continuation of These Adrertisements See
Classified Pages
MISS ANDERSON
TELLS FIRST 'FIB'
"I'll Be Home at 5:30,
Mother," but She Elopes
With a Drummer
For the first time in her life, pretty,
19 year old Etta May Anderson, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Anderson,
2000 Vallejo street, told her mother a
"fib" yesterday afternoon.
At 2 o'clock the girl, accompanied by
Albert Paul, a wholesale grocery sales
man, left her mother in Market street,
saying "I'll be home for dinner at 5:30."
Less than two hours later Miss Ander
son was Mrs. Albert Paul—and she did
not go home for dinner. Inquiry re
vealed that Paul had telephoned to K.
Bedayan, 1362 O'Farrell street, at 5
o'clock, saying he and Mrs. Paul were
on their way to Fresno.
Mrs. Anderson expressed surprlee
when told that the young couple had
obtained a marriage license.
"I had no Idea that Etta and Albert
were engaged," she said. "She had not
seen Albert since last April, although
they corresponded regularly. If they
had told me they were going to marry
I would have gladly bestowed my bless
ing upon them. Etta promised to come
home to dinner. She never told me a
fib before. I hope they are happy."
Paul Is employed by a wholesale gro
cery firm of Fresno. He is 24 years old.
VICEROY STILL SUFFERS
Baron Harding* la Slowly Recovering
From Wounds Canard by Bomb
DELHI, India, Jan. 2.—The viceroy
of India, Baron Hardinge, is not re
covering as quickly as could be ex
pected from the wounds he received
December 23, when an Indian fanatic
threw a bomb at him during his of
ficial entry to the new imperial cap
ital city. The doctors in attendance
declare that he is suffering consider
able pain and remains in a feverish
condition. A further operation may
be necessary to remove some fragments
of the bomb which remain imbedded in
the flesh of his shoulder.
GANG MURDERS CHINESE
Desperadoes Hold Up Camp* and Flee
Into San Bernardino Mountains
SAN BERNARDINO, Jan. 2.—With a
trail of, one murder and three daring
holdups behind them, a gang of des
peradoes Is fleeing tonight through
the mountains west of here before a
posse headed by Sheriff Ralphs. A
number of railroad detectives are in
the posse. The bandits murdered Wong
Sing, cook in a Santa Fe grading camp,
and held up three camps.
MAN, FEARING HE IS
HUNTED, ENDS HIS LIFE
Otto Ooehrle; Commits Snlclde in Saloon,
I.cKvinjs *iot* Aseertinc; He Iβ
Innorrnt of (rime
Haunted by tlie belief that He would
be arrested for a murder which he
alleged was committed by a man named
Dix who lives in Germany, Otto Ooehrigr.
?.S years old, fired a bullet into his
brain in the Fearless saloon in Third
street near Mission at 11:30 o'clock last
night. He died almost instantly.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BAILEY FLAYS
MODERN TREND
TO DEMOCRACY
IN LAST WORD
Senior Senator From Texas
Bids Farewell to His Col
leagues in a Remarkable
Speech, Assailing "New
Nationalism" and Con
tending That Founders of
Government Discarded Di
rect Legislative System as
Impossible if the Repub
lic Was to Be Perpetuated
SOLON WILL RESIGN
SEAT IN FEW DAYS
Initiative and Referendum Is
Branded as Creation of
"Cowardly Politicians"
and Newspapers Are At
tacked—Orator Tells Re
publicans That Contest
Four Years Hence Will Be
Between the Conservative
Bourbons and Radicals of
the "Roosevelt Type"
IRA E. BENNETT
(Special Dispatch to Tbe Call)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 —In a great
oratorical effort which had even those
opposed to him spellbound, Senator Jo
seph Weldon Bailey of Texas today bid
farewell to the senate.
His keynote was a defense of the
system of government founded by the
fathers. Hβ bitterly arraigned "new
nationalism" and drew voluminously
from history and judicial decisions to
prove that direct legislation wai not
compatible with a representative dem
ocracy.
As one of his authorities he cited
President elect Woodrow Wilson's
writings to show that the initiative and
referendum must fail because they did
not afford the opportunßy for "ex
change of views" and "community of
thought" given in a legislative body-
Bailey blamed the newspapers for th*
disrespect into which the senate has
fallen. The publication of lists t>!
millionaires in the senate and the allu
sions to the upper house of congress as
a "millionaires" club" had, he said, cre
ated the impression that the only quali
fication for the senate was a pocket
book.
FOUNDERS DISCARD DEMOCRACY
Bailey declared that the founders of
the republic deliberately discarded a
direct democracy, in which the people
would rule without the Intervention of
representatives, and adopted a repre
sentative democracy in which the peo
ple should rule through their duly
appointed agents. This, he declared.
was the only system which history has
demonstrated to be workable.
The initiative and referendum origi
nated through questions which poli
ticians were afraid to decide, ami
evaded the issues by devising the plan
to submit the questions directly to the
people. The removal of capitals and
county seats and the prohibition ques
tion led to the use of direct legislation,
he declared, the procedure having its
origin in political cowardice rather
than in a spirit of progress.
Within a day or two Bailey's resigna
tion will be laid before the senate and
communicated to Governor Colquitt of
Texas, his expectation being that R.
M. Johnston of Houston will be named
to fill out his term, which would end
March 4.
HEARST IS ASSAILED
An attack upon "William R. Hearst
In the course of his speech, in which
he characterized Hearst as a "miser
able dog" who had "hounded him,' .
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