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CHICKEN RANCH FOR SALE
Lot 50x270 In alfalfa on car line,
with 4-room frame cottage and screen
room; north of town. Price $1750;
easy payments. E. B. PASCOE, 110
X. Center St.
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
10 DAY SNAP !
Fine corner, close in, beat loca
tion for apartment house; must stll
In ten days. E. E. PASCOE, 110
North Center Street.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1910.
VOL. XXI. NO. 214.
Boundary Article of Consti
AT PRESIDENT'S REQUEST
The Old Clark Boundary
Line, Though Erroneous,
Is to Be Permitted to
Stand Congress Will Not
Meet Until January 5.
AVashington, Dec. 21. Coir.pl Inj?
with, the recommendation of President
Taft as conveyed In a special Pies
sage the senate today adopted a joint
resolution nullifying the action of the
constitutional convention of New Mex
ico, fixing the 103d meridian of long
itude as the eastern boundary of ihe
prospective state. It also gives :he
president power, ,in conjunction with
Texas to re-establish the lines run
by J. II. Clark, in 1S5S, as the true
boundary between New Mexico ar.d
Texas. A dispute of long duration
grows out of an error made by Clark;
in marking out the 103d meridian. It
was intended that this meridian
should constitute the dividing line,
but Clark placed it west of where it
should hav.e been. The national au
thorities as well as those of Texas
accepte'd It as accurate, but New
Mexico contended for the more. east
In his message the president point
ed out., that property Interests had
accumulated under the recognition of
the Clark survey and he urged that
tho established Order be, not dis
turbed. Senator Heyburn opposed the res
olution, contending that the Clark
survey hadbepn made for the pur
pose of locating a meridian not to
mark a division between states. Ke
asserted that not less than C00.000
acres valued at about $21 an acre
are Involved, and he said that Texas
had received a liberal remuneration
for the area. He contended that the
land should not be restored without
adequate compensation. For a time
he threatened a filibuster against ac
tion, but he ,desisted. saying he had
learned to get out of the way when
he heard "the whistle of the steam
roller." The resolution has yet to be
acted upon by the house.
press officials are positive that thera
will not be enough absentees to in
terfere with business in the least.
The union heads insist that if the
men stand by the organization, the
entire Adams express system in New
England will be effectually tied up.
The union is made up of agents,
trainmen, clerks, drivers and porters.
OIL COMPANY RAIDED.
Its Stock Had Been Sold Through the
Us Angeles, Dec. 21. The offices
of the Cleveland Oil company, oper
ating in the Kern oil field, were raid
ed today by . federal officers. W. J.
Batchelder, secretary, and G. G. Gil
lett, said to be interested in the sale
of stock, were arrested, charged with
using the malls to defraud. They
were released on bonds of $5,000 each.
Their examination was set for De
cember 31. It is said that other war
rants will be issued.
Victim Drops Card Appealing
For Police Aid
The Western Roads Must Fight it Out
With Their Enotneers.
Chicago, Dec. 21. The managers of
sixty-one western roads tomorrow will
give their final answer to the demands
of their englnemen for a wage in dis
pute, tonight informed the railroad
managers committee that the engineers
had refused to concede a single point
of.. their demands.
He had an all-day consultation with
the representatives of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers.
ARREST MADE AT PRESCOTT
While Mother Is HI at Nor
drach, Her Sons Leave on
Train and Attorney Asks
Interception, Making Sen
OF PULLMAN RATES
Everywhere . .There 'Must Be
Distinction Between Lowers
, and Uppers.
THE HOLIDAY RECESS.
Washington, Dec. 21. After brief
sessions, both the senate and the
house adjourned today for the holiday
recess. They will, convene again Jan
In the senate interest centered In
the report of the committed on priv
ileges and elections of the charges
that bribery had figured In the elec
tion of Senator Lorimer of Illinois.
The report was laid on the table to
be called up later.
Both houses received a special mes
sage from President Taft urging con
gress to aciopt a Joint resolution an
nulling that portion of the constitu
tion of the proposed new state of
New Mexico, which changes the
boundary line between New Mexico
and Texas. The resolution was adopt
ed in the senate.
BONDS FOR BOULEVARD
BILL IN CONGRESS
-Also Bill Authorizing Phoenix to Issue
Bonds for Firehouse.
Washington, Dec. 21. (Special.;
Delegate Cameron has introduced a
bill In the house to authorize special
road district No. 1 of Maricopa coun
' ty to issue $15,000 In bonds for the
purpose of providing a fund for the
construction and maintenance of the
Central avenue boulevard in that dis
trict. Mr. Cameron also introduced a bill
to enable Phoenix to Issue bonds not
exceeding $50)00 for the construction
of a building for housing its fire de
partment and for the installation of
five fire alarm systems in the city.
EXPRESSMEN S STRIKE.
They Expect to Tie Up the Adams
Springfield, Mass., Dec. 21. Al
though the strike of the union men
employed by the Adams express com
pany in New England, who seek
shorter hours and more pay, has been
officially declared by F. G. Thayer,
president of the "New England division
of the railroad expressmen's union,
will go into effect at C a. m. tomor
row, there is much speculation to
night as to what the outcome will be.
Thq union leaders say lhat fully 1,000
inen throughout Massachusetts and
Connecticut will fall to report for
duty in the morning) while the ex-
Washington, Dec. 21. Formal or
ders were announced by the lntei state
commerce commission reducing the
price heretofore charged by the Pull
man company fon upper berths in
sleeping cars. An order was also is
sued providing, after February 1, that
certain specified reductions of charges
for lower berths northwest of Chi
cago should be made by the Pullman
In the decision announced today U
was held In the Loftus case '"that the
maximum rate for a lower berth from
St. Paul to Seattle should not exceed
$11, and nn upper berth, $8.80; from
St. Paul to Chicago the upper berth
rate should not exceed $1.G0; from
St. Paul to Superior, $1.25; from St.
Paul or Fargo to Grand Forks, $1.00.'
In consonance with this holding an
order was made requiring the Pul!
man company to put in these rates,
not later than February 1, and mam-
tain them at least two years.
The order directs the Pullman com
pany to fix the rates for upper berths
at not exceeding eighty per cent of
the rates applicable under the Pull
man company tariff to lowers, when
ever such lower berth rate Is $1.75
or over, and where a lower berth rate
Is $1.50 the upper rate shall be fixed
at not to exceed $1.25.
Prescott, Dec. 22. (Special.) Frank
Lapham was arrested here at 2:50
o'clock, by Deputy Sheriff Joseph
Young, who, acting on' telegraphic or
ders from Sheriff Carl llayden of
Pheonix, boarded the north-bound
Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix railway
train upon Its arrival in this city.
With him was his brother? Anson J.
Lapham, whom Jt is charged in the
warrant Is being kldnaied by his
The Laphams were asleep when the
train pulled Into this city more than
two hours late. They wore locked up
for the night, and the Phoonlx of
ficers notified of their apprehension.
Frank Lapham is said to have ox-press-d
surprise at Ills arrest, but
declined to make a statement.
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i m 1 1 1 1 1 1 iii n i ; i n
g. wf P.
THAT HE KNOWS.
AVIATORS TUNING UP.
Los Angeles, Dec. 21. Curtiss,
Brookins and Hoxsey made flights
today, preliminary to the avjatlon
meet of the stars on Saturday. The
Wright flyers alternated using the
same machine In sensational aerial
evolutions. Curtiss used a new plane.
flying at an estimated speed of fifty
five miles an hour.
A CONTRACT WIFE
The Reluctant Admission
Los Angeles, Dec. 21. For three
hours today Mrs. Lillian A. Turnbull
again experienced all the tortures of
the "third degree" while being cross-
examined in the will contest over the
Lucky Baldwin estate. At the end of
the period her reputation for iron nerve
remained unscathed, but her alert wits
had given way before the' determined
probe of the Baldwin attorneys, en
abling them to get into the voluminous
record an admission which they de
clare knocks the main props from un
der her daughter's case.
Taking her ovethe ground of her
previous testimony, Gavin McNab
caused Mrs. Turnbull to repeat her
former declarations that there had
been a contract marriage, but that no
one but herself and Lucky Baldwin had
ever seen the contract. Then he de
manded to know whether she had ev
er been Introduced by the turfman as
his wife or whether she had ever been
recognized as Mrs. Baldwin by any
By a long series of questions, which
occupied nearly an hour, McNab drew
from the witness the apparently re
luctant admission that Baldwin had re
ferred to her as Mrs. Baldwin before
only five persons.
Three of these were negro servants
and two white men. She could not
recall that Baldwin had ever intro
duced her as his- wife to a single
Charging kidnaping, a warrant was
issued last evening for the arrest of
Frank Lapham, who in company with
his brother he is supposed to be
spiriting away from Phoenix against
his will, left on the Santa Fe. Pres
cott & Phoenix train at C:50 o'clock
last evening for Chicago. Telegraphic
orders were 'sent to Prescott, direct
lng the apprehension of Frank Lap-
uain aim mo noiumg oi nson j
Lapham. the brother.
It is understood that Anson has
represented that the kidnaping was
planned for the purpose of getting
him away from his mother and Ur
secure his Incarceration In a sanita
rium or other private Institution, in
order to deprive him, in the event of
his mother's death, of his share of
"Call up this attorney by telephone.
please, and tell him that I have been
kidnaped and for the police to watch
This message, written -on the back
of a business card of W. Maxwell
Burke, was dropped by Anson J.
Lapham shortly before five o'clock
yesterday afternoon as he came from
the Pastime Pool Hall which he had
entered a few minutes previously evi
dently for the purpose of securing the
opportunity to indite the communica
tion. Besides dropping the card in a
manner bound to attract attention.
Lapham employed a toy to carry a
letter to Attorney Burke In which his
alleged predicament was set forth at
considerably more length and in which
he begged that the efforts to take
him from Phoenix and place him in
an Institution be frustrated.
An employe of the Pastime Alley
called up the police Immediately upon
reading the card and Officer Long
reached the establishment a few min
utes later. He was able to trail Lap
ham to the Valley lodging house
where he encountered two boys who
stated that a man had given them
fifty cents each to promise that they
would wait outside for half an hour
and In the event of his not reappear
ing In that time would notify the po
lice that he had been kidnaped.
Inquiry by the officer revealed the
fact -that Lapham was then Inside
and that Mrs. Bessie Thoman. the
proprietress of the establishment, had
already seen that a ticket for Chicago
had been purchased for Lapham and
that he was properly outfitted as to
clothing, for the trip. Mrs. Thoman
Is said to have explained to -the of
ficer that Lapham's mother, Mrs.
Emma M. Lapham, was seriously 111
at the Nordrach and that In her con
dition, the presence of the son was
annoying to the mother.
Up to that time no official action
had been taken in the matter and the
police and the sheriffs office were
powerless to act So It was that tho
Lapham brothers boarded the evening
train and were able to leave the city
unmolested. Mrs. Thoman was at the
depot nt the time the train was leav
ing and engaged in earnest conversa
tion with Anson, assuring him that
all was for the best and that It was
for his mother's sake that he was
being asked to go to Chicago.
I wouldn't go to Chicago at Uiis
time for a thousand dollar check,"
stated Anson In his letter to Attor
ney Burke. He said that he was sure
It would kill him to go Into the cold
climate of Chicago and then express
ed the fear that it was planned to
place him in some institution.
Word of the alleged attempt at kid
naping did not reach Attorney Burke
until a few minutes, after the train
had left and for the next two hours
he was the busiest man in Phoenix.
He appealed to the sheriffs office
for assistance in apprehending the
brothers and was told that an arrest I
would" be Jnado.3f a warrant was Is
sued. Attorney Burke, before a local
Globe, Ariz.. Dec. 21. In the
"first authorized interview fol
lowing the statement of Gov
ernor Sloan on his return from
AVashington in respect to tho
statehood situation, George W.
P. Hunt, president of the late
convention, stated to tho Silver
Belt last night that no com
mittee will be sent to Washing
ton before the election to as
certain the sentiment on the
constitution and that If the
constitution is approved by a
large majority at the polls, he
he believes that It will be ap
proved by the president and
congress. This is regarded as
the propunciamento of the rat
II I 1 I I I I I III I 1 I III 1 1 I I I I 1 I 1
justice of the peace, then swore to a
complaint alleging that Anson Lap
ham was beinjr taken from the city
against his will by Frank Lapham,
and a warrant was then issued. The
sheriff's office promised to take the
Laphams from the train at Prescott
Attorney Burke was reticent about
discussing the case last night declin
ing to give his opinion as to the mo
tive for the alleged kidnaping. He
stated however, that it-was a kid
naping case, pure and simple, and
that he would press the charge and
would protect his clleitt's interests.
He stated that he had had several
conferences with Anson Lapham. and
that he rather expected the attempt
nut that It came rather sooner than
he had anticipated.
Airs. Lapham is said to have con
siderable wealth and It Is Inferred
from the letters Anson has written
to his attorney and to the physician
who is attending her, that he might
become the principal beneficiary in the
will in the event of her death
among those heading the expedition.
Before starting all hands proceeded to
tho Imperial palace to give three ban-
j zais for the emperor arid then proceed
ed to Shinto temple, to be "purified."
Japanese newspapers say the little
steahicr has been poorly provided and
that lack of preparations and lack of
knowledge of tlfose on board are not
indicative of success.
HE AVENGED HIS SISTER.
Not Concern Itself
ANY RAILROAD SECURITY
As Safe as Shares of Wild
cat Companies Against
Which the' Government
has. Never Proposed to
Protect Its Citizens.
San- Bernardino, Cal., Dec. 21.
James Harvey, the owner of a resort
In Mill Creek canyon, was shot and
killed today by Robert Powell. Louis
Harvey escaped with his life only be
cause of the poor marksmanship of
Powell. Louis Harvey's wife is a sis
ter of Powell, and the latter charged
the Harveys with mistreating her.
A feud had been brewing for some
months, and Powell this morning hid
behind a tree with rifle In hand, tak
ing the life of Harvey as he stepped
from the house. After killing Har
vey, Powell compelled his sister to
accompany him on a tramp across
the mountains two miles to the Cov
ington ranch, where he was arrested.
WIDE SPREADING PLAGUE.
THE SUGAR TRUST AS USUAL IS
The Government Has Been Losing
Money on "Drawbacks."
Washington. Dec. 21. Custems ex
perts of the treasury and special agents
of the department of justice are mak
ing an investigation which promises
Score Crushed To Death
Under Falling Walls
THE TRAGEDY OF A' FIRE
Firemen Were Buried
First, 'and While Work
of Rescue Proceeded a
Second Tottering Wall
Completed the Disaster.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22. Probably
twelve firemen lost their lives tonight
in a fire which destroyed- tho five-
story brick building of the D. H. Frler-
lander company, leather dealers, and
more than twenty others have been
taken to hospitals. It is estimated that
at least twelve are In the ruins. Of
those taken to the hospitals, a half
dozen have fractured skulls and are
The blaze was discovered about 10
o'clock, and In less than half an hour
the interior of the building was a
furniace. Unable to fight the flames
from the roof of the doomed structure,
the firemen climbed to the roofs of
adjoining buildings. It was here that
the accident occurred. Scattered about
on three structures at every vantage
point were nearly forty men, while
clinging to their icy ladders which
were leaning against the south wall of
the factory, were Patrick Carroll,
Geore McHInsky and John Carroll, all
of engine company No. 7. The men on
the houses saw the danger first and
called a warning, but the collapse was
so sudden that no one was able to
escape tho rain of bricks and twisted
beams and girders.
With a roar the five-story mass
crumbled, carrying either duatli or in-
Jury to everyone who, a momVit before,
iuui sioou, ice-covereu trying to save
the property. The scene which fol
lowed was sickening. Thousands of
gallons of water had already been
thrown on the burning building, and at
least there were two feet of Ice water in
the cellar. The first two bodies taken
from the debris were those of Patrick
Carroll and McHInsky. Their heads
were crushed almost beyond recogni
tion. A few moments later the body of
Charles Erdman . was pulled from be
neath a heavy girder and John Car
roll's body was taken out shortly after
ward. Erdman's face was burled in
mass of Ice and John Carroll was
A hurry call was sent to all the near
by hospitals and the police department
for assistance. Soon nearly a score
of ambulances were on the scene. As
the injured firemen were lifted from
beneath the debris they were minis
tered to by the priests who had rushed
to the fire from St. Peter's German
Catholic church, two blocks hway.
While the Injured were being removed
from one side of the building the groans
of other firemen could be heard at
Washington, Dec. 21. Every report
of the state department from China
bearing on the plague Indicates the
rapid spread of the disease and adds
to the magnitude of the affliction. A
cablegram from the lejjation at Pekin
today says no less than two and a half
million people have beep, plague
stricken in the province of Athui alone.
Nov.- York. Dec. 21. Robert S. Lov- " 0
ett. successor to Edward HarrJman as UClif UWD DC "011111
preident of the Southern and Union NhW K Nil Wl MUU
Pacific railroads, told the railroad ,,LSI ,U,1U Ul M,nUU
sei-urmes commission today that he '
was in favor of federal supervision of !
railways, but questioned the wisdom
of or the necessity for federal laws
io govern the Issue of railroad securi
ties. As a railroad i-vocntli-i. ha .11.1
not oppose the government regulation
of stock Issues, but ho did insist that
if the regulation is to come the au
thorities charged to enact it be vested
with full power to enforce It.
The present status of the railroads,
harassed on all sides by conflicting
state laws, was bad. he said, but a
further conflict of state and federal
laws was a possibility from which he
hoped to be delivered. In his long
association with the railroads. Judge
Lovett has been more a corporation
lawyer than an executive, but his tes
timony today was in direct opposition
to that of Francis Lynde Stetson,
counsel for J. P. Morgan & Co., who
Is rated one of the foremost corpora
tion lawyers of the country.
When the latter was on the stand
last week, he told the commission that
rates were of purely local interest
and that he would prefer to see the
great railroad systems ended at state
boundaries, there to connect with
other systems, rather than to have
them come under federal control.
Rates and capitalization, their re
lation to each other and the relation
of the public to both, was the giat of)
Judge Lovett's testimony. He did not
see mat rates had anything to do
with dividends in actual practice, or
nun me government snouid iinve any
concern In what kind of railroad se
curities the public bought.
In his twenty-five years' exnerlence
ne naci not met an instance in which
rates had been changed to affect in
terest payments or dividends. Hp
donated if there were a dozen traffic
men in the country who knew the
capitalization of tho companies they
represented. Therefore, there was no
need for the regulation of securities
as a control of rates.
As for the public, as long as the
individual was left free to speculate
as he chose In wildcat shares, he
need not be specifically protected from
the railroads. If it Is proposed to
make a physical valuation of the rail
roads a basis for limiting rates, ne
could only say that any scheme of
appraising property by an attempt
to estimate the cost of production
was exceedingly mischievous and ut
terly impracticable. .
Samuel Untermeyer, counsel of the
Kansas City Southern railroad and
for tho receivers of the Seaboard Air
Line, who followed Judge Lovett, rec
ommended that no railroad be permit
ted to acquire control of another ex
cept by lease or outright purchase.
This was for the protection of the
IN A YEAR
Second Horrifying Explosion
In English Coal Mines
THREE HUNDRED ARE LOST
An Immediate Official In-
vestigation Has So Far
Resulted in the Discovery
of No Cause for the Dis-
, aster at Hulton, England.
Bolton. England. Dec. 21. More than
300 men lost their lives todav by an
explosion In the Little Hulton collier
of the Hulton Colliery company, lo
cated a short distance from this city.
The explosion occurred- earlv thl
(morning, soon after the miners en
tered it. The force was terrific, and
Inter an investigation showed that the
lower passages had been blocked.
Heroic efforts were made by res
cue parties all day, bufa fire Which
followed the explosion prevented the
rescuers from penetrating beyond 400
yards into the workings. At 3 o'clock
tonight the rescuers were called out of
the mine and a conference held at
which the government inspector,
engineers and the mine manager were
The inspector issued a report, after
making a descent into the pit, in which
lie said it was Impossible that any of
the miners were still alive. He added
THREE PERISHED IN FIRE.
The Property Loss
Cincinnati, Dec. 21. With a dozen
streams still playing upon tho smoul
dering ruins of the fire that destroyed
a block of Cincinnati's manufacturing
district early this morning, the recapit
ulation of the loss in life and property
lias been completed and shows the dis
aster to be larger than any of the es
timates placed It during the progress
of the conflagration. The final count
taken this afternoon shows that three
men lost their lives, six were injured,
one perhaps fatally, while the property
loss is $2.0S2,000, covered by Insurance
The origin of the blaze at both the
Krippendorf-O'Neil company's plant
and the A. J. Nurrc warehouse is un
known, but the manner In which the
huge buildings burned like tinder, force I
the belief upon the fire department
that the blaze was the result of Incen
diarism. It is conceded tonight that
the body of Charles Scwengnl, ladder
man of fire company No. 15. Is buried
under the ruins.
GOT A BAD START.
New York, Is under Investigation. One
official says the revelations promise
to put the government in a position
to recover nearly as much as the un
derwelghing cases, when more than
53.000,000 was paid into the treasury.
When sugar Imported pays duty, un
less coming from the Philippines, when
manufactured into a product, 3nd that
exported, the duty is refunded in the
form of a "drawback" except 1 per
cent, which is retained to defray the
cost of tariff administration.
Under this arrangement, sugar is
Imported raw, exported as a syrup and
many other by-products of sugar. On
each of these, ffle treasury makes
"drawback" refunds. About J7.000.000
Is paid that way each year and half of
that amount Is drawn back on exports
of sugar and tin.
Officials say that frauds In sugar
extending over several years could
easily run into a large amount. Some
investigations, it is said, show that
the government has been defrauded of
the "drawbacks" it has allowed on
syrups. It is charged that refunds
have been paid on high grade sugar
commanding high duties, which in fact
in the syrups a very low grade of sugar
was used. Under the system of ex
amination the customs authorities are
confronted with the probability that
the government may have been paying
"drawbacks" on shipments which were
not sugar at all, but. might, in fact,
have been sawdust as far as the usual
to add another chanter to the
frauds. The alleged abuse of the ! tnat not,1,nPf could be done except to'
"drawback" privileges, principally In j ur,"K "P twenty boaies found near the
snau. explanation was gsven of
This is the second great mine dis
aster in England this year. An explo
slon occurred at the Wellington col
liery at White Haven, Cumberland,
May 12. in which 136 miners were
The explosion today resulted in the
temporary disablement of the ma
chinery whereby the cages are lowered
and drawn to the surface. A consider
able time elapsed before the first res
cuers reached the bottom. They brought
out eight men. still living, but a ffh
jority of whom were seriously injured.
Ten bodies were also removed and
twenty additional bodies were found
partly covered by heavy falls of coal.
Late tonight the colliery fans were
again started and the air was found
fairly good. Arrangements have been
made for relays of rescuers to go
every three hours throughout the
night. Towards midnight two more
miners were found alive. They were
terribly burned, and in a critical con
dition. It was announced that forty bodies
had been collected at the bottom of
the shaft, to be brought up as soon
A flicker of hope stillr animates the
rescuers that more will be found
Among the incidents was the death
of a rescuer, who, anxious to reach
his two sons, who were entombed, got
in advance of his comrades and for
feited his life.
The king sent a message of sym
OF FORMER PRESIDENT
MrA Rainey Determined to Get at the
The Japanese South Polar Expedition
Washington, Dec. 21. A fight will
be made by Representative Rainey of
Illinois to bring the question or for
mer President Roosevelt's traveling
expenses squarely before congress.
One of the stockholders of the South
ern railway today wrote Mr. Rainey
that if Colonel Roosevelt had paid for
alt the transportation furnished him
on his orders it would cost him $73,000
on that line alone.
Mr. Rainey's recent resolution de
manding information regarding Mr.
Roosevelt's traveling expenses while
president brought out a large corre
spondence, including letters from sev
eral railway stockholders who agree
with Mr. Rainey's views that the rail
road should not be saddled with the
expense of special trains and special
cars ordered from the White House
at the passenger department's ex-
Mr. Rainey proposes immediately
after congress reassembles to move
to discharge the rules committee
from further consideration of his res
olution if, as he expects, the commit
tee pigeonholes the measure.
GRAND CENTRAL DISASTER
No More Gas For Cars to Be Stored
in Borough of Manhattan.
New York. Dec. 21. The municipal
explosive commission which investi
gated Monday's disastrous explosion
at the Grand Central station reported
to the fire commissioner tonight, after
an inspection of the gas system:
"This commission has indicated to the
officers of the railroad that it will be
necessary to arrange to gas all cars
at some point outside the borough of
The reiMirt adds that the danger
does not lie in the quality of the gas,
"but in the possibilities of the crack
ing of one of the tank cars and thi
subsequent explosion of the volume
of gas thus released. The explosion
of such an amount of gas could read
ily take place In the tunnel, either
from a light or from the sparking of
the contact shoe on the third rail."
The commission disclosed nothing
to modify or alter the opinion that
the damage was entirely due to a gas
(Continued on Paje Six.;
Victoria. Dec. 21. The steamer
Kalnen Maru, carrying Lieutenant
Shiraz of the Japanese expedition to
seek the south pole, which left Japan
two days .before the sailing of the
steamer Aymerie, which arrived today.
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Ih'Tokio "bay, following a dispute
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