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VOL. XXXII, NO. 103.
LEGISLATURE WILL INVESTIGATE FUND WILL PROBE NIEDRINGHAUS CONTRIBUTIONS OPPONENT SCOUTS BRIBERY Missouri Legislature Appoints Com* mittee of Three Democrats and i .Two Republicans to Con. , duct Investigation By Associated Tress. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 11.— In the house of representatives today a resolution was unanimously adopted providing for the appointment of a committee to Investigate the campaign contributions of Thomas K. Nledrmg haua of St. Louis, the Republican can didate for United States senator to suc ceed Senator Cockrell. • " The Democratic senate took up the Nledringhaus campaign fund, matter and appointed an Investigating com mittee consisting of Senators Me- David, McAllister, Doweli, Mclndoe and Frlsby. The committee consists of .three Democrats and two Republicans. DEFEATED OPPONENT TALKS Kerens Refuses to Discuss Action of Legislature By Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11.— R. C. Kerens, formerly member of the national Re publican committee from Missouri, who failed to secure the Republican caucus nomination for United States senator to succeed Francis M. Cookrell, made a statement today as to the action of the' legislature looking to the Investiga tion of the campaign contributions of Thqmas K. Nledringhaus. the success , ful candidate. Mr. Kerens said: "I have read. the proceedings on tho resolution offered by Mr. Grace in the house of representatives of the Mis souri legislature. I had no advice or knowledge |of that procedure. Tho legislature is perfectly competent to manage its own affairs without sugges tion from any one. I have not and will not -intrude upon its prerogatives. . my candidacy . for tho senatorslllip," my -position V was stated ■in my. letter to every Republican sen ator, and member -elect. To this I have adhered rigorously. .".. "I would not accept the office of senator with the slightest taint upon itsj'title.j A Unitod States senatorship tarnished, if secured by the ' promls-; of federal . or ■ state ' off ices or other disreputable considerations, would be a blight upon Its owner that would destroy its usefulness to the state, t'.-c people and the party to which the re cipient belonged.' Therefore, It should toe assumed the friends of Mr. Nled ringhaus In the legislature will place no obstacle in the 'way of the fullest inquiry Into the many rumors current and ' published involving Improper' methods." Sketch of New Senator Thomas Kay Nledringhaus was born In '". St. Louis in 1859, and comes of a distinguished St. Louis family, wide ly noted for Its philanthropy and pub lic spirit. He graduated from Wash ington university. His first political experience was in 1888, when he suc cessfully 'managed the campaign of his father, Hon. F. G. Nledringhaus, for congress. For a number of years he served as the treasurer of the Republican city committee, until two years ago. He married in 1888, the same year In "which his father ran for congress. Several months ago, at- the convention held in St. Joseph, Mo., he was made chairman of the Republican state com mittee without solicitation on his part. He laid aside his enormous business Interests and worked night and day throughout the entire campaign, anj has since had the pleasure of intro ducing the famous Mysterious Strang er'to the big Republican brotherhood ot- states. He is the manager of the National Enameling and Stamping company. Mr.' Nledringhaus has a magnificent home at 79 Vandeventer place. Ills ■wife, who was Miss Henrietta John son, is one of the 'social leaders of the city. They have an interesting fam ily. Wells.Fargo Manager Killed By Associated Press. EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 11.— A telegram . announcing the murder of R. A. Latta, a AVella-Fargo messenger, running be tween this city and Mexico City, , has Just been received by tho company of ficials here. The body of the messenger was discovered In his car. Latta's death Is believed to have been accom plished by ' robbers, but the officials decline to state whether the express car wub robbed. They assert that no de tails have as yet been received . Aged, Man Beaten by Robber By Auuuciutud Press. HC9D SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11.— D. L. Munson, 71 years old, who lives at 314 Beach , street, was beaten and robbed by a stranger in his home on last even liib uiul loft unconscious on the. floor. A watch was taken from him, but the robber overlooked 110 which wag in his pocket. The assault was made with a uluiigshot, which was found on j the floor beside the . old niuiTa un coiißcloua Xonn. ' i LOS ANGELES HERALD SENATOR THOMAS KAY NEIDRINGHAUS OF MISSOURI PAVILION BURNS AT LONG BEACH NEW PIER ALSO SLIGHTLY - DAMAGED. Los Angeles Called on for Assistance. Electric Wire Starts Flames. Loss About Ten Thousand Dollars Fire,., which started about 12 .o'clock last night, destroyed the pavilion and damaged the pier at Long Beach, caus ing 'a loss which will approximate many thousands of dollars. Los Angeles was called on . for as sistance and Chief Engineer Strohm, nfter being called out of bed, instruct ed company No. 5 to be in readiness to ship on a Salt Lake special train for the beach. The company, including engine and hose carriage and full crew of men, was speedily put in readiness and at 1 o'clock was ready for the jaunt. The firemen waited for further information from Long Beach as to the situation. It was reported at that hour that the flames were under control, although the pavilion had been destroyed and the pier badly damaged. A defective electric wire, It Is thought, caused the fire. The loss on the new pavilion will amount to about $15,000. It was insured for $3000. Heroic efforts were made to save the pavilion , as well as the pier and wharves. George Blerly, janitor of the building, dashed through suffocating smoke, running along the new pier, to the water mains. Reaching the water mains he turned on a' Btream which saved the wharf.' .... Eight booths which j were . near the pavilion were burned, with all their contents. After the pavilion '_ had burned to the ground the defenders of the pier managed to suppress the fire before the wharf was badly dam aged. About 1 o'clock the request for aid from Los ! Angeles was counter manded. • ■■. vfV ' The pavilion was several years old, but the pier is new, having .been re cently dedicated. WATER CASE TO BE RETRIED Supreme Court Reverses Casitas CreeK Decision By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, ' J&n. 11.— The judgment of the Los. Angeles superior court, apportioning the waters of Casl tas creek Ito Soledad Gutierrez and Henry Wege, was reversed by the su preme court today. None of! the dozen rulings was al lowed to stand and the litigants must fight the battle from the beginning again, unless they;can compromise. KILLED CHASING A COW Young Man Collides .With Telegraph Pole and Breaks His Neck Hy Aipociated l'ress. BAN JOSK, Jan. 11.— While chasing' a cow that was attempting to get away from him in the streets of Santa Clara this afternoon, George Oordon, übout twenty years of age, ran Into v tele graph pole mid struck it with Buch force* as to break his neck. His death was instantaneous. He leaves a mother,' sister and brother. Denmark's Cabinet Members Resign By Associated Fr«sa COPKNHAOEN, Jan. 11,— The re maining members of the cabinet have resigned. King Christian has request ed j the ministers ' to : carry , on business nuUU Uxahi succeaaovs'ara aDDolnted, ' LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY tft, 1905. MRS. HUGH TEVIS BRIDE OF M'KEE QUIET WEDDING CELEBRATED IN PHILADELPHIA Groom Is Young Millionaire Over Whom Present Wife and Mrs. Phipps of Pittsburg Had a Hair Pulling Match Special to The Herald. PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 11.— A. Hart McKee, the young Plttsburg millionaire, who was divorced from Mrs. Eliza Sut ton McKee last Monday, was married tonight at the Hotel Walton to Mrs. Cornelia Baxter Tevls. It was over McKee thnt Mrs. Tevis and Mrs. Gene vieve Chandler Phlpps had their famous hair pulling match In New York recently and through whom the Phlpps scandal started. The marriage was secret and was performed by Rev. Dr. Hill of the First Presbyterian church. The parents of both contracting parties were present, but no one else in or about the hotel was aware that the ceremony was going on. Every effort was made by the couple to keep the affair secret. Mrs. Tevis, who is the widow of Hugh Tevis, did not register. She arrived with her' parents early in the after noon. McKee did not register either. The friends of both families declare that the reason the marriage was per formed in this city was the desire of both families to avoid further sensa tions in home cities. ; j !/.: The announcement of the McKee di vorce* came as a genuine surprise to Plttsburg and the testimony of Mrs. McKee proved to be one of the sensa tions of the week. Mrs. Tevls was sup posed to be in London, as she had ex pressed a determination never to re turn to this country, but she quietly returned two weeks since and took up quarters under an assumed name. LARGE STEAMER ASHORE - ON FIRE ISLAND BEACH Name Cannot Be Learned, but It May Be the Italian Liner Lombardia By Associated Press. NEW. YORK, Jan. 1 12, 3:30 a. m.— A large steamer Is ashore on Fire Island beach. Owing to the thick weather her name has not yet been learned, but the vessel Is* a large one and is well lighted up. One of the steamers likely to be there" Is the Italian liner Lom bardia, from Genoa and Naples for New York, reported last night as twenty-five miles west of Sagaperack, Long Island. Signals of distress, guns and rockets have been fired by the steamer. Life savers are now on their way to the scene. There has been considerable increase in the wind, and the observers at Fire Island believe a bud storm Is not fur off. Rain. Is now falling and a dense fog has settled over the ocean. YOUNG'S WIDOW COMING WEST Will Take Apartments Formerly Oc. cupied by Her and Bookmaker By Associated Press. SAN. FRANCISCO, Jan. 11,— The widow of Caesar Young will soon again be a resident of San Francisco. She has written for her old apartments in a Hat house on Kills street and la ex pected to arrive within a few days. Mrs. Young resided at this same ad dress with her husband aoine tlme^ago, leaving it only a short time before hla sensational death .while In a cab with «Jan Patteraoota iNew. Xmk, ■/ - FLINT WINS ON FIRST BALLOT ANGELENO IS UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED SENATOR IS BIG VICTORY FOR CITY Notable Demonstration Given Sue. cessful Candidate— Outlines the Policy Ho Will Pursue In Congress A Staff Correspondent SACRAMENTO, Jan. 12.— Frank P. Flint of Los Angeles whs today elected United .States nenator by a unanimous vote of \ the Republican members of. the state legislature. ' This* result Is regarded by many as a great victory for Loa Angeles county. From ' early thlH morning until lat« tonight the Angelenos who have been here In the Interests of Mr. Flint's can didacy were In complete control of Sac ramento. Nothing was too good for their friends and themselves, and the demonstration In honor of the sena tor-elect was a notable one. After the vote of the joint assem bly was announced shortly after noon the capltol was wild with enthusi asm. JThe Flint supporters cheered the members of both houses of the leg*- Islature, the governor and other state officials, until they were hoarse. Flint Given an Ovation Senator-elect Flint was carried from the assembly chamber on the shoulders of several enthusiasts and was cheered and cheered by the Immense crowd which followed. At the time hla face was wrought with emotion, showing the deep ■ appreciation he felt for the honor that was done him. Tonight a reception '"was held at the Flint head quarters In the Golden Eagle hotel at which tho senator-elect greeted hun dreds' of his friends. Since morning hundreds of tele grams have been flooding Senator-elect Flint's headquarters congratulating him on his magnificent victory. They came from all portions of the coast, among tho signers being the follow ing: ; ; ,»; ; ; U. S. Grant of San Dlcgo, Bank Com missioner Guy C. Uarham; ..Frank \V4gglns,' secretary of ..the Loa Angers chamber of commerce; 1 Judge P. W. Henshaw. Judge W. S. Wells, T. : I* Ford, Union League club of San Fran claco; Judge . Ersklne M. Ross, Rev. Hugh K. "Walker of Los Angeles, Her man W. Hellman of Los Angeles. United States Marshal E. J. Boust of Fresno, ex-Governor Henry T. Oagp, A. H. Ashley of Stockton, United States Attorney Marshall 13. ' Woodwarth, Frank A. Leach, superintendent of the San Francisco mint; Collector of the 'Port F. S. Stratton, James A. Foshay, superintendent of schools of Los An getes, and Guy C. Earl of San Fran cisco. Senator's Future Policy When asked for a statement "of the policy that he Is to pursue while in congress, Senator-elect Flint dlctuted the following interview: "I am in favor of increasing the powers of the Interstate commerce commission. I am opposed to the. ownership of pri vate car lines and railroad rebates, and will do all in my power to stop these evils. I stand with President Roose velt on the trust Question and favor the increase of appropriations for the rec lamation of arid lands. It is to be my endeavor to see that a just proportion of the appropriations for this purpose is expended in California. "I am emphatically In favor of state hood for Arizona and will seek to bring about a revision of the present mining laws as applied to oil lands. Notwith standing the fact that I come from the south, I propose to act as the represen tative of the entire state. Laws look- Ing to the preservation of forest re cerves will receive my earnest atten tlcn, and especially In districts where the wattr supply depends on timber lands." / Will Be Guest at Banquet Flint will depart tomorrow for I<os Angeles that he may attend a banquet to be given in his honor next Friday night by the chamber of commerce,' ot that city. George A. Knight, one of the de feated candidates for the senatorship. departed this afternoon for San Fran cisco. Arthur Flsk remained In the city and Henry T. Oxnard went out for v short distanco to visit at the home of a friend. Balloting for Senator Both houses met In joint session in the assembly promptly at 12 o'clock. The Hour of the house, gullerles and lobby were crowded, with spectators. In special seats that had been placed before the speaker's desk were a num ber of distinguished ladies, lncuudlnff Mrs. George I'ardee, Mrs. Clifford Cog gins, Mrs. Alden Anderson and Mrs. C. M. Belshaw. Speaker Prescott read the roll of the. assembly and Lieutenant Gov ernor Anderson called for a like ser vice from Secretary of the Senate Hll bourn. Anderson retained the gavel, conducting tho remainder of the pro ceedings. When the nominations were called for Senator Frank Leuvltt arose and said: "It was my. intention to take tits fQonthiaad oa !■»•« Twu-> MRS. FRANK P. FLINT, WIFE OF THE SENATOR ELECT PLANNED TO EAT MEMBER OF CREW SHIPWRECKED MEN ON VERGE OF CANNIBALISM ... American Dredger Texas Founders i and Twenty-Two Men Are Lost. Remainder Have Terrible Experience By Associated Press. WATKRFORD, Ireland, Jan. 11.— Tin? steamer Zeno arrived here today with the captain and twelve men of the American I steam dredger Texas; from Dantalc, via '• Southampton; - December 12, for Galv*stori,'"'which foundered In a storm off the Hebrides. The crew entered the. 'small boats, but one con taining the chief officer and twenty one men sank immediately and all its occupants were drowned. Tho sur vivors drifted for several days before being picked up. The survivors, who suffered terri bly from cold and hunger, say that just prior to sighting the Zeno they had drawn lots to decide" which sould b<j killed to provide food for the rest. NEW ORLEANS' MAYOR AND A JUDGE MIX IN SCUFFLE J. S. Bossier Goes to the Home of Martin Behrman and Calls Him a Thief Special to The Herald NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 11.— Martl'i Behrman, the newly elected mayor nf New Orleans, and Judge J. S. Bossier, one of the best known citizens of New Orleans, engaged In a scuffle this evening. Judge Bossier had been a candidate fpr police Inspector, ; He was defeated and called at the mayor's home. lift was cordially received and Behrman invited him to be seated, receiving the reply: : . "J. : \ "I can say what I want to better standing . than seated,' sir. ' What I want to say Is that the reason that you did not, appoint me ■as .police Inspec tor was because I am an honest man. You wanted a dirty, sneaking thief like yourself to fill the position." There was a clinch and ' Bossier was taken by the arm and hustled to the street. STANFORD SUSPENSIONS Sixty.Two Deficient in College Work, Only Three Being Women By Associated Pmss STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Jan. 11. —The report of the committee on scholarship which was Issued today shows that sixty-two students , have been suspended for deficiencies In col lege work. Three are women students. Seventy-eight • others have been warned that they .. must improve If they wish to maintain their connection with the university. . Russian Quakers Coming Here lly Associated Tress. NEW YORK, Jan. 11.— Two hundred thousand Uuxsiun Quakers are coming to this country to establish a permu rient colony near Los Angeles, accord ing to P. A. Ueamans, who clulms to have been at one time a captain In one of the regiments composing the Rus sian Imperial guard. Plate Glass Plant Burned By Associated I'rvas. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11.— The Immense plant of the St. L.oula Plate Ulass company at Valley Park, twenty miles west of St. v Louis, ■ was partially de stroyed by fire today, entailing a loss estimated at $250,000. Five ' hundred employes are out of employment. ' PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH SENATOR CLARK AND WIFE ARRIVE "MILLION DOLLAR BABY" LEFT BEHIND IN PARIS ■ .'■ * ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■■'".. .. :.■- ■ ■ '-;. 'v . ;■' ■ Arrival of Copper King . on Steamer Kron Prinz Wilhelm Gathers Large Crowd of Curios ity Seekers Special to The Herald. NEW YORK, Jan. 11.— Senator Will iam A. Clark of Montana brought back today from Europe on the steamer Kron Prinz Wilhelm his ygung^wlfe,^ but- left thV "million ' dollar' 1 baby-be hind in Paris with a ' dozen nurses. Mrs. Clark was so HI on. the trip that tho ship's surgeons were in. constant attendance. Because tho senator married Miss Anna La Chappelle, a French Canadian young woman, three years before the public announcement of the ceremony, and because there was a girl baby two years old before the wedding was made public, there was considerable curiosity to see Mrs. Clark when she landed to day from the steamer. In the hope of discouraging curiosity seekers, Mrs. Clark remained on the steamer for over an hour after the vessel berthed. BRIDE DIES OF YELLOW FEVER; HUSBAND STRICKEN J. H. Seager, Secretary to Chief En. gineer of Canal Commission, Reaches New York Special to Thn Herald. NEW YORK, Jan. 11.— John H. Sea ger, secretary to Chief Engineer Wal lace of the Panama canal commsslon, arrived today from Colon aboard the Panama railroad steamship City of. Washington with the body of his wife, who died recently on the Isthmus of yellow fever. Seager had helped to nurse his wife and soon after ■ the steamship sailed from Colon, eight days ago, became ill himself and the symptoms indicated yellow fever. The stewardess of the City of Washington attended Seager . on the trip and ac companied him to . Hoffman island. Mr. Seager formerly was private secretary to Maj. Gen. Corbin and was married October 1. The couple went to Panama In November. NATIVES SLAY WHITES Serious . Riots and Massacres Re. •-:,. ported From Upper Congo Special Cable to The Herald. BERLIN, Jan. 11.— The Tagllcher Rundschau says private persons who are well. Informed on colonial affairs have received news of serious rioting among the. natives in Upper Congo. All the whites have been massacred, the Roman Catholic missions being the chief sufferers. Guilty of Contempt at Polls By Associated Press. I DENVER, Jan. 11.— Four men were adjudged guilty of contempt by the supreme court today for conduct at. the polls at the recent election and were sent to Jail. K. 11. Hodetitkl was given six months, William Kly four months, John Thomas three months and Adam Fries two months. Fries' sentence was suspended on account of his advanced age. Costly Blaze. In Camden B/ Associated Press. CAMDEN, N. J., Jan. 11. — One of the largest buildings ot the plant of the Farr & Bailey company, manufacturers of oilcloth and linoleum, which occupies an entire block, was 'destroyed by tire today. . Loss estimated at 150,00 ft COSSACKS SHOOT SLAV CONSCRIPTS RESERVISTS , SHOT DOWN IN - STREETS OF WARSAW KILL TWO HUNDRED RIOTERS Officers of Mutinous Regiments Com. mlt Suicide — Six. Thousand Re. volting Workers Inaugurate • Reign of Terror In Baku Bpeclal C«M« to Th« Herald.- •* BERLIN, Jan. 11.— Reports of the worst reservist excesses that have yet" occurred In Russia have Just been re celved here. A fewjdays ago a troop,' train left Dvlnsk for Warsaw via Srno- ' lensk. l ; ,». When the train arrived at Warsawj 4000 soldiers began to demolish ' stores . In the principal streets. The citizens' endeavored in vain to quiet the . re servlsts. '4, f>) The garrison was called out and the! soldiers were stoned t by the reservists.' The governor '^rdefed the troops'to' fire and 200 reservists were killed. ' The hospitals are filled with wounded. The colonel commanding the reser-^ , vlsts returned to Dvlnsk' and shot ' t himself there. Another officer : killed' I himself on theVway f rom Dvinsk > to Smolensk. * A large number of reservists are now in prison. They declare that they; da not want to be needlessly slaughtered. . "Put us in prison," they say/ "If* we go to .war we shall be killed. It 'ls better to be sent to < Siberia than to ; be sacrificed for nothing. Prison is , warmer than Manchuria." RIOTERS KILL COSSACKS . - - Reign of Terror Continues in Baku' Petroleum District Special Cable to The Herald. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 11.— More than 6000 .worklngmen are in open. re- '-. volt in the ' Baku petroleum district. ' Forty Cossacks have been killed , . in the last thf-ee days in conflicts .'with V these men, and seventy wounded. The government authorities say 'they, have been, incited by anarchists, and it ■ is given out that some of the men who' struck for better pay. and shorter hours , ■ have ' already to their , tasks, while more" will 'do* "so tomorrow." v' ' Nevertheless, the reign of terror con tinues, the. revolting workmen pillage and murder day and night, and many of the more than 200 oil wells they set afire are still burning. The govern ment has been utterly unable to sup press the uprising, which has taken ' the wildest, l most unrestrained form ever known in Russia. " Thirty-two American owners of In the district are sufferers to a large amount. The damage, which will run up into tho millions, has been done to wells,, warehouses, tanks and derricks. "This is the most critical time \ for . Russia In forty years," is the opinions of Rodltcheff. who was exiled ten years ago for preaching milder reforms than (Continued on Page Two.) THE DAY'S NEWS FORECAST Southern California: Cloudy on Thursday; .fresh southwest wind. Maximum temperature In Los An. geles yesterday, 60 degrees; mini, mum, 50. I—Missouri1 — Missouri investigation. . 2 — Claim Mormons better morally. 3— Slap at Gen. Miles. A — To aid dumb animals. s— Chamber of commerce hoJU*« election. 6— Editorial. 7 — Fancy birds on exhibition. 8.9 — Classified advertisements 10 — Sports. 11— Markets. 12 — Beaten into submission. EASTERN Senator W. A. Clark and giita arrlTo In New York. Mm. lluffh Tovls U married to ' A. Hart McKee, tho young Flttsburs millionaire. . Testimony in defense ol Senator Smoot Kiv.-n In WiixliiiiKton, and claim la made that Mormonn are better morally than the Utntllcu. FOREIGN Survlvora of wrecked dredser Texas res cued Juhi aa they are preparing to cat one of their number. Warsaw. Two hundred arc killed by r««u- Hrlsn of terror In Baku petroleum . il<s trlct. Many Cossacks are killed. . COAST Frunls 1". Flint "f l.os Angeles elected senator on tlrxl ballot. ANHi'inbly will today take up question of reoi'Kanltinar penal syHtem ot California. ■ Syndicate formed with capital of tsuu.OOi) . to vrcct touriut 'hotel at Montxcltu. IliikcrHtli-lil iliuk holds up woman in her home and real estate man on the street. Heavy rainfall clauses washouts ' on Ari zona railroads and damages crops. LOCAL Woman beats her husband Into aubmlmlon, and ill-treated spouse asks for a,: divorce. *. Liquor men nay they are not afraid of ter n campalKii. ■ . ' llumune Officer Zlmmer denounce* ■ attack made upon the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal*. ** "Hflteamiß t|M MW jM lirlck ttrma skirralshlnc to secure outfall sewer contract*. Carlos Uarola. a young bridegroom, attempts t'. take his life In a «lt of despondency because h*. thinks hi* wife has ceusod to love . him. liullit drtteoted by rib aud man nwy recover. , Charles Murray, charged with the murder of entries • Vow. a watchman, , who was : kicked In tliu alidtuii" i on tli« afternoon of December in at the Maoy street ' saloon, , dutoharifed by Justice Chamber* became ot tack of •videos* •gatast liiiu -