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VOL. XXXII, NO. 105.
Mr. Whltecotton Says That No Men
In the State or Out of It Stands
, Better Morally Than the
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 13.—
Three witnesses for the defense in
the Smoot case today testified that
polygamy was dying out in Utah so
rapidly that there was no need of pros
ecution. It 'was declared that the
younger Mormons are all opposed to
polygamy, and that if they thought It
was taught there would be a revolution
In the church. It was admitted that
Senator Smoot got the consent of the
church to become a candidate for sen
ator,, but only In the form of a leave
of absence from his church duties,
and it was declared that he could hav<s
been nominated and elected without it.
J. W. N. Whitecotton, an attorney
of Provo, Utah, resumed his review of
political affairs in Utah when the hear
ing' opened today. No effort was made
by, the church, he said, to restrict the
political liberties of the people gener
ally, or of any Individual?, but it
claimed the right to receive the time
and energies of men who have been
elected to important church offices. The
deduction he drew was that the church
■ did not try to prevent its members
from engaging In politics without the
consent of the church, but that when
certain members accepted important
church offices the church had a' right
to prevent such members from accept
ing other offices that would take their
time. Mr. Whitecotton said he never
■ had seen any difference In business be
tween Mormon and Gentile, but he
thought the Mormon voters adhered
.more closely than the Gentiles to their
party affiliations. ,'. .. \
" "I think the decided sentiment of the
Mormon people in Utah is ' hostile to
polygamy," said Mr. Whitecotton.
;■• • No Polygamists in Office , ■.-■< .< <* *
.*-. Speaking, of the character of. stats
officers, . Mr. . Whitecotton < said there
had not been a polygamist elected
since statehood. . ■; •
. "What would j be the j effect socially
and politically on an official who. in
stituted proceedings In prosecution of a
polygamist?" asked Attorney Vail
Cott. /•'.'.".'• ■.■'. '. ;.
■ "It would make no difference in his
standing in the community." .
"What would be the effect if he came
up for office?" ;■ . . .
"It probably would help him in his
vote. It would be felt that he was a
man of courage and had nerve to go
ahead and do his duty," replied Mr.
Chairman Burrows asked why it re
quired "nerve" for an official to do his
duty, and the witness explained this
by giving the condition in which such'
prosecutions would leave women an i
. "What is the sentiment in regard to
the polygamous families?" asked the
. chairman.
The witness replied that, "it was an
awful ■ condition."
"A lawful condition, you say?" in
terrupted the chairman.
"No, an awful condition. One that
we wish that we were out of and we
do not know how to get out," said Mr.
' "Then these people, these polyga
mlsts, are left without interference,"
remarked the chairman.
Mr. Van Cctt asked when Senator
Smoot first took an active part in poll
tics in Utah. £
| "He was in politics when- I went to
Utah. He was in the People's party."
"After the division came what part
did : ho take?"
Had Republican Heresies
. "Well, he had ' some Republican
heresies and- he joined that party. He
.was in the woolen mill business," said
the witness. .
"What other heresies did Mr. Smout
show?" asked Senator Foraker. ,
"Well, he developed a habit of al
ways voting the Itepubllcan ticket, und
it was. unpleasant to us Democrats to
have .too many of those fellow;)
"Along the line of Mr. Sinoot's early
heresies, did he oppose polygamy?"
asked Mr. Van Cott.
"Yes, sir; he was looked upon as the
young man in Utah to redeem Israel."
' In regard to the political aspirations
and the attitude of the people, both
Mormon. and Gentile, Mr. Whitecotton
said: ,
. ' "Pour' years ago Mr. Smoot was
talked of for governor and when he
abandoned the race tor that office it
was understood that he hud in.-, eye on
the eenatorshlp. He was the logical
and : in my judgment the inevitable
candidate. Before he became an apon
tie he was talked of us a candidate for
senator. After he was elected an
apostle and he became a candidate for
senator, a . campaign was waged in
i which ■ the Issue was 'Smoot or not
"Do you think his apostleahip , us-
{Continued <m Cue* Thro.)
C. E. Brockmeyer of the Missouri
Star Declares Adolph Busch
Contributed Large Cheeks
at Different Times
By Associated Freis.
ST. LOUIS. Jan. 13.— The senate and
house committees of the Missouri leg
islature appointed to investigate tho
statement of campaign receipts and
expenditures filed by Chairman T. K.
Nledrlhghaus of the .Republican state
committee, and Republican caucus
nominee for United States senator, met
separately today. The hearings were
open to the public. .
The closest Investigation was directed
to the charge contained in the resolu
tion of Representative Oliver Grace
that the $21,000 reported by Chairman
Nledringhaus In his own name was In
reality contributed by the brewery in
terests of St. Louis. .
T. K. Niedrlnghaus appeared before
the house committee, which took a re
cess to enable him to frame a reply to
the Grace resolution.
William P. Ltghtholder, deputy re
corder of deeds, appeared before the
senate committee in answer to a sub
poena ordering him to produce a cer
tified copy of the expense account filed
by the Republican state committee. Ho
took the original copy, which showed
as its largest item the lump sum of
$21,231, contributed by Neidrlnghaus.
The next largest sum was for $5000,
credited to R. C. Kerens. The total
of the contributions was given as $57,
483.75. The report was filed by T. K.
Neidringhaus, acting treasurer.
C. E. Brockmeyer, publisher of the
Missouri Star, who was a clerk at the
Republican headquarters, gave testi
mony relating to" the , charge that St.
Louis breweries contributed the $21,000
which Chairman Niedrlnghaus credited
to himself in his report of the receipts
and expenditures of .the campaign., . .
He testified that Adolphus < Busch, a
prominent .brewer, ,. had given Nied
rlnghaus at one time before the elec
tion _a check for $2500, and at another
time $5000, and that '■ •' he - contributed
$5000 after the election toward liquida
tion of the deficit which existed. ■ ■' '
Chairman Niedrlnghaus told him, he
said, that. Otto Stifel of the St. Louis
Brewery association had arranged to
contribute an amount equal to that
given by Busch.
Mr. Niedrlnghaus made a complete
statement, denying the allegations.
During the campaign, he said, the lia
bilities of the state committee had run
up to $31,000, with no money in the
bank, and he was held personally re
sponsible for the debt.
"About this time," continued Mr.
Niedringhaus, "Setjator Fairbanks
came to St. Louis, and on the request
of Adolphus Busch, who is a personal
friend of the senator, a dinner was
arranged at Mr. Busch's house, at
which were ex-Senator Mason of Illi
nois, Congressman Bartholdt of St.
Louis, Otto Stifel, Senator Fairbanks
and myself.
"During the dinner I explained that
I had been refused contributions by
prominent Republicans and stated: ' 'If
I had $25,000 I would guarantee that the
state of Missouri would cast its elec
toral vote for Roosevelt and Fair
"Mr. Busch then said: 'I am willing
to join with yourself and Mr. Stifel to
guarantee this $25,000. I will assume
half that guarantee if you and Mr.
Stifel will assume the other half.' i
"I immediately announced- that I as
sumed my share and Mr. Stifel agreed."
In reply to a question Mr. Niedrlng
haus stated that he was under no ob
ligations of any kind on account of
this guarantee to use any influence
whatever to affect legislation 'in Mis
. Mr. Niedrlnghaus further explained
that the deficiency of $31,000 was re
duced to $21,000 by collections and that
the latter amount was taken care of In
connection with the agreement between
himself, Busch and Stifel.
Mr. Nledringhaus stated to the com
mittee that he did not. consider the
$25,000 pledged by Busch, Stifel and
himself In the light of a contribution
to the state campaign fund, as had
the money been later secured from
other sources it would have been re
funded to them.
•* ■ ' ' -i,. ,v,.,: j
Gives Power to Investigate
Uy Associated I'ress,
JEFFMRSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 13.—
The senate today udopted a resolution
giving the committee now at St. Louis
power to Investigate the campaign
contributions of both political parties.
Boy Stabs Companion
By Associated Prcus.
MAIIYSVIiiLK, Jan. 13. — Archie
Powei'B, a 14-yeitr-oM boy, stabbed
Kt unify I'etrie, a boy about the same
age, during a quarrel today, lie used
the large blade of a pocket knife, mak
ing two wounds Just below the heart,
The. Injured lad la believed to be ser
iously hurt. '"MßSßt
Claims That Japan Uses Neutral
Islands as Naval Base— Slav
Troops May Now In
vade China . . .
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 14, 2;lj'a.
m. — Russia's formal notification to the
powers of the imminent danger of a
general uprising In China as the result
of a Japanese propaganda! which will
threaten all foreign interests, coupled
with a general protest against China's
repeated violation of neutrality In con
nection with Japanese operations, is
really a warning to the powers that
Russia regards the situation as ex
tremely serious, and holds that the
time has come for joint action by the
powers for the protection of their own
For herself, Russia feels that Japan
has broken the pledge she made with
respect to Secretary Hay's note at the
beginning of the war, and further per
sistence in this course will, she holds,
absolve her from further observance
and leave her. free to act for her own
The present note followed two pre
liminary warnings addressed to the
powers, one in October and the other
in November. It sets forth breaches
of Chinese neutrality, including the
Ryeshlteliil case and also the use of
the Mlao Inlands', belonging to China,
as a base for the Japanese fleet; the
constant dispatch jof contraband from
various Chinese ports, the employ
ment of Chinese soldiers In the Japa
nese army and the hiring of Chinese
bandits to attack Russian communi
Should General Ma or any. Chinese
troops now move, Russia will feel free
herself to cross the Liao river into the
neutral zone. As for the powers Rus
sia believes the situation has become
serious '-. owing to the stimulus given
anti-foreign agitation in China by the
fall of Port Arthur. ", , .
In.. diplomatic circles considerable
Importance Is attached to the note, and
in the general opinion it Is designed
to Induce Secretary. Huy to initiate
steps to bring joint pressure to bear,
In order to prevent the extension -of
the zone of hostilities and to compel
China to adopt drastic ■ measures
against the present agitation In the
interior of that empire. •' ■:,■
Russia Makes Complaint In Note to
the Powers
By Associated Press.
PAHIS. Jan. 13.— The Associate:]
Press learns uuthoritutively thut Kum
sia's note addressed to the powers
relative to China's breaking neutrality
gives what Kusslu claims to be abso
lute proof of Chinese breaches. The
three main complaints are:
First— That 'the islands ;of Mlaotuo
In the straits of Pc Chili, opposite Port
Arthur, have been constantly used by
the Japanese without Chinese iuterfor
ence as a strategical base and as a
harbor for Japanese torpedo boats.
Second— Thut the Chinese army on
the border has accepted the command
of the Japanese officers.
Third — That Chinese firms have been
constantly working: in behalf of the
Japanese, supplying them with provis-
iCuutluuod on !"■»«« Two.)
Jefferson Poteet Felled by Blow on
Head and Relieved of His Valua.
bles at First and Hill Streets.
..Assailants Escape
.'Almost ;wlthln the . shadow yjf ..the
city jail Jefferson Poteet, a contrac
tor' from | Chicago, was slugged and
robbed last night.
Bleeding and^in a semi-conscious
condition he was found at the corner
of First and Hill streets. At the Re
ceiving hospital, he recovered his facul
ties sufficiently to tell his name and
the facts of the hold-up.
Poteet says he had started to his
room at the Mount Angel hotel on
South Bunker Hill street. He believes
that he was followed by three young
men. In his hazy condition he could
not ' give good descriptions of them.
At the corner of Second- and South
Hill he was commanded to hold up his
hands. Poteet says that he held up
his hands when commanded to, but
that he was struck from behind and
fell. . For some time after that he
knew nothing. He says that he was
robbed of $49 and a valuable gold
watch. He was without money or
valuables when searched at the police
station. He had a bank book show
ing that he had money deposited in a
local bank.
While not dangerous the wound on
Poteet's head is a bad one.
Vigorous Movement Against Them Is
Started by the City Club
of New York
Special to The Herald.
..NEW. YORK,. Jan. 13.— A formidable
movement for the abolition of the
Raines law hotels hus been started by
the City club. The club today issued
a call for a conference of representa
tives of all the city organizations inter
ested In good government for free dis
cussion 'of the Raines law . hotel . evils
and for the consideration of Raines
law amendments. . The meeting will be
held Monday.
,In . addition .to a largo number of
prominent reformers who have been
invited, the, presence of the following
city and Btate officers has been re
quested: Mayor Mc'ciellan, District
Attorney Jerome, Police Commissioner
McAdoo, Excise Commissioner Healy
and Senator John Raines. At the, meet
ing next Monday no subject except the
abolition of the Itaines law hotels will
be considered. •
Bills Returned Against Jacob and
Herman Eppinger and J. Deming
Uy Aanoclatod Press.
SAN FKANCISCO, Jan. 13.— Tho
grand jury today returned Indict menta
agulnet Jacob Kppinger, Herman Kp
pinger, Joshua Epplnger and Joseph 8.
Deming, the first three members awl
the last named superintendent of tlfe
defunct firm of Jacob Kppinger &
Company. ,\^,l[: '
It is believed that tho basis of the
new Indictments Is evidence furnished
by Bernard Kttllnger, another member
of the defunct warehouse firm.
The bail in each case was fixed at
f i2,wo; |Hh9§ . ' - '
Dr. W. D. Eastlake, Who Was Twice
Wounded in the Orient, Arrives :
in San Francisco on the . /
'•■''•■ •'; v' -'. Steame^ Doric. ;'»»£<«!*is*. !
By Associated Press. „,,..,,, _„__ M »,,.,__.,^. ;i ,
; SA*N FRANCISCO, ' Jan. 13.— Dr. W/
D.- Eastlake, who had recently been in
the Japanese. ' Red Cross service, , ar
rived today on the steamer Doric. He
declares that the Russians ' are' using
dumdum bullets and that' he had ex
tracted a number of such missiles from
wounded Japanese. J
Dr. Eastlake expressed great admir
ation for the hospital work of the Jap
anese soldiers and said ' that blood
poisoning is very rare, nearly all of tho
wounds being treated so aseptically
that they heal by first intention. Dr.
Eastlake said four cases of maltreat
ment of Japanese by Russians came
under, his observation. .In one case
the eyes of a Japanese were gouged
out before his death. He declared that
the Russian prisoners said they had
been tcSd they would be tortured If
captured. , „ -,
Dr. Eastlake was twice .wounded,
once by a spent bullet and the second
time by a wounded Russian whom he
was about to pick up. The Russian
stabbed him in the abdomen, with a
bayonet. Dr. Eastlake Is returning to
New York, his former "home.. He has
been seven years in Tokio.
Alternative Writ of Habeas Corpus Is
Granted by Supreme Court
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13.— The su
preme court today granted an alterna
tive writ of habeas corpus In favor of
Cordelia Botkln. The defendant's at
torneys hold that she is illegally con
fined In. the county Jail on -the charge
of, murdering Mrs. -Ida Deane of Wil
mington, Del. This has nothing to do
with the Dunning murder, . of ; which
Mrs. ■ Botkln . has twice been '■> found
guilty and for which she has been sen
tenced to life Imprisonment ;at . San
Quentln. .
It Is said Mrs. Botkln wishes to
avoid being tried on the charge of mur
dering Mrs. Deane.
Wants Greater Discretion in Direction
of Its Affairs
Uy Associated Proas.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.— President
Uoosevelt, in a brief message trans
mitting to congress today the first
annual report of the Panama canal
commission, together with a letter
from Secretary Taft ' relating to Pan
ama affairs, recommends that he be
given greater discretion, us the presi
dent is charged with the' responsibility
of constructing the canal. The board
of canal , commissioners. .he says,
should be reduced to five, or prefera
bly three members, whose duties, pow
ers and salaries should be assigned by
the president.
Sontag Retires Prom Staff
By Associated Press.
SACHAMENTO, Jan. 13.— The resig
nation of Lieut. Col.- Charles Buntug
from the staff of Governor Pardee has
been accepted.
Unidentified Man Guards Against
Any. Failure In Carrying Out
His Plan to
..>:'• ;: \ : yk' : '-".\v Die " ."•• '. '
•*.jThat there rrrtghf Ur nrr possfbrnty of
failure in carrying ■ out his plans to
die, ah unidentified man; last evening
tied 'a heavy Jackscrew about his neck
with a piece ; of 'telegraph -wire, shot
himself in the right temple and jumped
from, the wharf : at. Redpndo into the
sea. '■."'
' The body was found by City Marshal
Smith of Redondo, . who notified the
coroner. In the man's pockets there
was nothing by .which he might, be
Persons living near the wharf heard
a shot about 7 o'clock last evening and
saw a form plunge. Into the sea. ■ The
city marshal had little difficulty in
recovering 4 the body In the shallow
water of the harbor. . {
The deceased was evidently a man
who had been in prosperous circum
stances for he was well dressed and of
genteel appearance. He was evidently
about sixty years old, stood six feet
high and weighed about 175 pounds.
He had a sandy complexion, all of his
teeth were gone. He wore a . dark
suit and hat and a black necktie., An
inquest will be held today.
Raining at San Francisco and Storm
Is Expected Here by
•■■•■ • i . Today -
Special to. The Herald
SAN | FRANCISCO, Jan. 13.— Rain is
falling here . tonight and the weather
bureau promises the southern and cen
tral parts of- the state a good wotting
by tomorrow. '_■' Storm .warnings are
displayed [ from Point Lobos ' north.
A mild ; ejtorm Is raging In : the high
Sierras -and./ snow has been falling
heavily for. the past, twenty-four hours
and 'there in no apparent cessation of
the storm. The snow, full is thirty
one inches at Summit.- , Blue Canyon
reports three inches ■ snowfall In a
short time. West , of Blue Canyon
there was. a heavy rainfall < which ex
tended throughout j the - Sacramento
valley. ; it'"}:' ■ . >
Will Be No Investigation of Charges
Against the Bishop
By Associated Press.'
HEADING, Pa., Jan. 13.— There will
be no Investigation for the present
at least, of the charges preferred by
Dr. I. N. W."- Irvine against Bishop
Kthelbert Talbot of the Central Penn
sylvania diocese , of the Protestant
Episcopal church. .
"A lack jof canonical authority" is
the conclusion of the' eleven members
who attended today's meeting of the
board of. inquiry. The full membership
consists of sixteen.
By many ' It Is said that other
charges will be preferred against
Bishop Talbot under canons now In
Morning and afternoon sessions were
held. At times the debates and dis
cussions were , animated.
At the Reception In the Evening Hun*
dreds of Admirers Offer Con.
gratulations to Honored
Son of South
Whole-souled enthusiasm was th«
marked feature of the public reception
held last night in the Chamber of.
Commerce building In honor ; of the
home-coming of Senator-elect Frank
P. Flint.
The day for the coming senator was
filled with the congratulations of ; his
friends, but it remained for ' the . recep- '
■tion of the evening to demonstrate the).
sentiment of the public at: large •. and
the faith It was willing to repose in
him. » ■
Mr. Flint, on his way home from •
Sacramento, was met at Santa Susana
by ■ a representative body of | the busi
ness men of Los Angeles and at Bur
bank by Mrs. Flint and her children
and Mr. Flint's mother. - '. .
Demonstration at Depot
When the train' pulled -Into the [Ar
cade station and the senator-elect;
stepped fjrom the platform^rf' the .last.,
car there was a demonstration . on ' the
part of those assembled which attest
ed to the popularity of Mr. Flint. '"V
Following his arrivel In , Los Angeles >
a parade headed by a band was formed^
and accompanied the senator as far as
First and Spring streets.
In the evening the public celebration
of Mr. Flint's new ' honors ' began 'fall .
over again. At S o'clock a ''committee!
from the chamber of commerce .'com-l
posed of William D. Stephens,' Leo »,VA
Youngworth and • Willis M.' Booth ."es
corted Senator Flint and ' Mrs.' * Flint, i
with Mr. Flint's mother, Mrs., A.' L.
Danskln.to the Chamber of Commerce^
building, where a larger ' reception
committee was awaiting his coming.' v.
On, his arrival there ' Senator-elect <
,Fllnt took his position' in' the directors',?
room,' just In^front of, a "massive: floral^
horseshoe of red and white carnations.
', a n.,.oft*erlng-.'fr6m '•''. the JRepUbtlcan .'dub :
of Pasadenal Mrs/ Flint. stood
left and then Mrs. Danskln. ' . "
„ Greeted by Mother "'* ,r : ■% :
While hundreds stood ' waiting , to
greet the new senator from California,
his' mother, - t with all the j grace ,' and '
sweetness that can be included in ; the
pride 1 of . motherhood, stepped to her,,
son's side and kissed him.' .Then, tunijU
ing'to Mrs. Flint she kissed her in the
same gentle way. The simplicity and,,
the beauty of character shown by the;
mother . love for her boy did ' not V go :,
Following the greetings of the recep-"
tion committee, which was composed 1
as follows, hundreds of citizens filed
past and ottered their congratulations: \
H. S. McKee, Frank W. King, J. O.
Koepfli, Charles H. Toll, Ferd K. Rule.",
George H. Blxby, W. E. Hampton, '■ F.
W. Brauu, George W. Parsons, F..Q.T
Story, H. W. O'Melveny, W. J. Wash- .
burn, Robert McGarvin, O. T. Johnson, 1
J. C. Kays, William D. Stephens, ■■ M. .
J, Newmark, : John- H. Norton, Ai"; Mj\
Cass, A. W. Skinner, E. F. C. Klokke,'
(Continued ou race Three.)
Southern California: Cloudy on
Saturday; probably rain; fresh
south wind. Maximum temperature
In Los Angeles yesterday, 67 de
grees; minimum, 50 degrees. '
I—Claim1 — Claim polygamy Is disappearing*
2 — Ordered to sanitarium.*. '
3— Pledge loyalty to Native Sons.
4 — Southern California news.
s— Rival engines cause deadlock.
6— Editorial.
7— Citrus fruit market strong.'
8.9 — Classified advertisements.
10— Sports.
11— Markets.
12— Cruel, still she loves him.
Witnesses In Smoot Inquiry declare .
polygamy is dying- out. . • ,>««*>.■:<
• "ciinmlitiMH of Mlsmiui'l house and senatu
begin Investigation of charges against Nle- ■
drlnghuus. . -. - -^ ' '
I'nalat Progress league will try to prevent
Senator Platt from keeping his seat.
Ijondon correspondent finds plenty of food
at Port Arthur. Says surrender not forced. :
Russia Isuea noto to the powers protesting'
against alleged breaches of neutrality ou ;
part of Japan and China. - ■
Paris- UUcuxms terms of Russia's noto to
?:•££ COABT
California legislature provides for appoint
ment of an expert to inspect capltul .with,
view to Improvements. , „. ■■ .-•■-, ■;
Uril CrosM phynlclaii Jiihi arrived ■In ' Ban :.
Frani-lsoo assorts Russians used dumdum',
bullets. "'■•'■
deposits after bank. was declared Insolvent.
Senator liYank P. Flint is given warm wel
cotuu home at public roceptlon In his honor. 1 1
On« must lead, say tewperanc* reform work-
Fire commission and ronn-.ill may split on
question of buying new ftr» engine*. . .
Vnldenttned man ties Jacksurew ■ about . his
neck, shoot* . himself, then Juinus Into sea at
KeJonJu igil^»*»jsJ»S'"Tsrrs:»r'*»* l lßTTrr*irT'^]B
College student hurt during fraternity lnKla- ■
tlon. ■ * mtaltßi&BlOßttK^tiQfffßttltfi
■ Presidents of citrus , uulous discuss prevail
ing condition*.

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