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Sixteen Rages
Will Assert Itself a
To Declare Independence
December 20
Wholesale Desertions From the Rua.
■Lan Army Are Reported In Bt.
Petersburg— Btrlke of Teleg
raphers Is Expected
Special Cable to The Herald.
member of the zemstvo congress has
telegraphed to the correspondent oJ
The Herald from Moscow that Finland
will declare Itself a republic December
In answer to the address of the Mos
cow merchants Count Witte made this
reply today:
"Your communication strengthens
mo in my efforts to fulfill my duties to
his majesty and to direct Russia's re
formation In accordance with the prin
ciples of law and freedom."
Wholesale desertions from the army
arc reported from the Caucasus and che
trans-Caspian regions, where Geor
gians and Armenians form Important
part of the troops.
A strike of the employes of the pos
tal telegraph systems is expected.
Privy Councillor to Be Governor Gen.
eral of Finland
By Associated Press.
HELSINGFORS, Finland, Nov. 23.—
The report that Privy Councillor Nich
olas N. Gerhard has been appointed
governor general of Finland is correct.
Governor General Gerhard is a sen
ator and president of the department
of civil and ecclesiastical affairs. He
held a seat in the old committee of min
isters, of which Count Witte was presi
Bvlatopolk.Mlrsky Is Preferred to
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 23.— While
Nicholas N. Gerhard is Count Wltte's
selection for governor general of Fin
land, he is not the choice of the Finish
delegation here, who prefer Prince
Peter Sviatopolk-Mlrsky. The members
of the delegation say the new governor
general probably will be entirely ac
ceptable to the Finnish nation. He
is a man of liberal views, is regarded
as an authority on matters of Juris
prudence and it is believed will make
a good administrator. Both Count
Witte and the emperor were of the
opinion that It would not be wise to
appoint a military man to the post.
Interest in the Finnish situation will
now be absorbed in the struggle be
tween the Socialists and the Constitu
tionalists, which is quite as well defined
and bitter In Finland as in Russia.
Official at Batoum Wounded
By Associated Press.
BATOUM, Trans-Caucasus, Nov. 23.—
The assistant chief of police was seri
ously wounded by a pistol shot today.
The would-be assasin escaped.
Reinforcements for Poland
By Associated Press.
KIELCE, Russian Poland, Nov. 23.—
Troops are pouring In to reinforce the
garrison in Poland. Ono additional
regiment arrived here today, and two
regiments passed Kielce inarching in
the direction of Dombrova.
Physicians Are Yet Unable to Predict
the Outcome of the Acci.
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23.— The special
train bearing Marshall Field to this*
iity from New York reuched Chicago
Ht 5:30 this afternoon ami Mr. Field
■was driven at once to his home. The
running time of the train for the trip
was 40 minutes faster than the Twen"
tieth Century Limited.
The condition of Marshall Field jr.
Is reported tonight by his physician
as being a "shade better" although it
is admitted that no confident predic
tion of the outcome tan be made in
side of another 24 hours.
Dr. Bevan after a visit to the patient
at midnight Issued the following bul
"There has been no perceptible change
In Mr. Field's condition for the punt
17 hours. His pulse is 108 und his
temperature Is 101. Nothing; has as
yet developed that would indicate
more than during the day what the
final result will be. We expect the
crisis will be reached in about IS
Despondent at Not Being Able to
Unravel the Todd
By Astoclated Press.
WILMINGTON, Del.. Nov. 23.— "1
am called. I am going where Mrs.
Todd has gone!"
' This note was left by Walter L.
Hoover, a railroad defective who, de
spairing of solving the mystery. of the
death of Mrs. Margaret Todd, commit
ted suicide by asphyxiation here to
day. ■ Hoover had worked on the Todd
cane ever since the wealthy woman's
body was found near Philadelphia.
Must Relay Chinese Railway
lly Associated Press.
VICTORIA, B. C, Nov. 23.—Japan
ese engineers estlnmte that eighteen
months' work will be required to re
pair the Chinese Eastern railway In
Manchuria. The Russians did all pos
sible to destroy Its value and carried
away most of the appurtenances. The
line will be virtually relaid-
Los Angeles Herald.
DDIPC I Dully bf Carrie* I er- nr-iiTC
rmUE | T'rr Mon<h < DO CENTS
G. E, Adams, Cashier of Assay Office at
Seattle Is Arrested
It Is Charged That He Abstracted Placer Gold,
Substituting Black Sand, Charging the
Difference to Natural Shrinkage
Dy Associated Press.
SEATTLE, Nov. 23.— George Edward
Adams, cashier of the United States
assay office, was arrested by Secret
Service Agent Connell on a charge of
being short $35,000 In his accounts. Cou
ncil gave out this statement:
"Adams' method of operating was to
substitute black sand, which, occurs in
nearly all deposits of placer gold, for
dust, which was turned Into the assay
office to be weighed and melted. The
percentage of dirt in gold dust varies
from 2 to 8 per cent., depending on the
locality from which it comes. After
the gold had been melted the weight
represented by the sand would be
charged to shrinkage, thus protecting
Adams from detection. This shrinkage
became so large, however, that the fact
was sufficient to attract the depart
ment's attention and Inquiry resulting
from this suspicious circumstances led
to Mr. Adams' arrest today.
"When I accused him he delivered
over $12,000 In currency which he had
concealed In a belt on his person. He
admitted to me that It was his practice
to extract the gold dust and sell It to
a local bank. It whs in turn deposited
In the assay office to be reduced to bul
lion. Amounts varying from $20 to $100
could be easily removed from large
consignments of dust without exciting
immediate suspicion. Adams took cur
rency In exchange for the dust and
kept it concealed on hla person. He
told me that of the sum which the
department knows to be missing, all
had been extracted during the present
year the greater portion since June 1
last. He would have severed his con
nection with the office on December 1,
and under the circumstances we had
but a few days left in which to make
the arrest while he was still a govern
ment official."
The only statement Adams would
make tonight was:
"I don't care to make a detailed
statement of the charge against me
until I have secured and consulted
counsel. As cashier of the assay office
I handled no money. I am confident
that I can within two days straighten
the matter up." •
Jacob Furth and M. F. Bockus. prom
inent local bankers, tonight qualified
as bondsmen for Mr. Adams, each Jus
tifying In the sum of $30,000. i.-;
George E. Adams Is a native of Mas
sachusetts, from which state he came
to this city twelve years ago to accept
a position as cashier of the Massachu
setts Mutual Life Insurance company.
He served in this capacity until July.
1898 at which time he was appointed
cashier of the assay office by Superin
tendent F. A. Wing. Adams drew a
Fight Occurs in Dive Known as Little
Naples Dance Hall, Conducted by
Paul Kelly, Leader of an East
Side Gang
By Associated Frea*
NEW YORK, Nov. 23.— Election ,
frauds are believed by the police to
have caused the murder last night of
W. F. Harrington, In the Little Naples
danco hall, and also the probable fatal
Injuries of Abraham Juckerman, who
was found with a fractured skull some
dlßtance away from, the Little Naples.
The dance hall is at No. 67 Great
Jones street and is conducted by Paul
Kelly, leader of an East Side gang.
From papers found on the dead man
and from information obtained from
nine prisoners, two of them women,
who were arrested after the murder,
the police learned that the quarrel
started over election matters. One of
the prisoners had a marked ballot for
the. last election in his pocket. Har
rington was killed in the barroom of
the Little Naples during a revolver bat
tle which left the floors spotted with
blood and riddled the pictures on the
walls. Bartender Bernard Escotte, one
of those under arrest, said that the
fight started when four members of
the Liberty association, which is hoß
ttle to the Kelly gang, entered the
room after midnight. One of these men
Escotte says immediately ordered
drinks for the whole crowd. When
everyone was drinking he insolently
pounded with his fist on the bar and
"My best friend was shot here Tues
day morning. Are there any of you
here who know how to shoot? If you
do I would like to have you begin."
The challenge was accepted and In
the battle which followed the police say
that fifty shots were fired. "When the
officers urrived Harrington was dead
on the floor and all the others, In
cluding the wounded In the dance hall
had fled after turning out the lights.
The dead man's dog was found
crouched over his master's body and
i whining.
The police say that the friend of the
Liberty gang whose name was made
the pretext for the fight was John
Ratta, who was wounded at the Lit
tle Naples last Tuesday morning. The
police aIBO believe that a quarrel over
the division of the election money was
the original cause of the fight.
Berlin's New Tax Scheme
By Associated Press.
BEHLIN. Nov. 23.— Among? the pro
jected Imperial sources of revenue is n
tux of $25 to $37.50 per year upon
pleasure uutocars, taxes upon railway
and steamboat tickets, bills of , lading
and receipts for amounts above $5 and
an inheritance tax upon estatea aoove
$12,500. Husbands unit wives and
their bodily heirs are exempt . from the
tax whcli ranges from 4 to 20 per
cent, according to the degree of kin
ship. . •
salary of $1800 a year as cashier of the
assay office.
On October 16, 1904, he married Mlsb
Emily Clary, daughter of Mr, Hnd Mrs.
Charles Clary. The former was for
many years a United States bank ex
aminer In this district and the family
Is very prominent In eoclal circles In
this city. The wedding was one of
the events of the social seasons of 1904
and was a brilliant affair.
Wilkle Says Office Had Been Wrong
Nearly a Year
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.— Chief Wll
kle of the treasury secret service has
been advised of the arrest of George
Adams, tho cashier of the assay of
fice in Seattle. Chief Wilkle said that
although there had been something
wrong at the Seattle assay office for
nearly a year, the secret service men
had been out on the case only ten days,
when Stephen A. Connell was sent
from the San Francisco mint with two
men to assist him. ••-..■
"The Seattle assay office," he said,
"is used by the . Klondike miners.
Usually there Is a loss of one-fourth
of one per cent through Impurities in
the assay of gold ore, seldom varying
from this, but during the last few
months the impurities at the Seattle
office had run to three-fourth of one
per cent and even higher. This led to
suspicion. Then ore from the same
vein was sent to both San Francisco
and Seattle, with the result that the
former assay was normal and the lat
ter far from it. ;>'-;
"When Connell was sent to Seattle
he found that Adams had access to the
vault where the dust was deposited.
Connell provided tests with 2,000 ounces
of gold dust. He had it assayed and
weighed and placed in the vault with
in reach of Adams, who entered short
ly after noon and Just after everybody
had left after closing hours. Today
when Adams was arrested a pair of
gold scales and a supply of black sand
were found In the vault. . ." vy ■■■ -
"The gold dust is deposited In cans,
with the names tagged, onto each.
Adams, tok out three ounces from each
of the cans and then put back three
ounces of black sand.
"Adams was searched and $12,000 In
currency was found on him. He con
fessed to having Btolen $35,000 in gold
Blnce last March. In his home 21
ounces nfore.was found; but. the bal
ance had been deposited with the Seat
tle bank. The cashier had given no
tice that he would resign after the first
of the year. He now says he will make
restitution. Meanwhile the books are
being examined to discover whether
the confessed ■ shortage covers the en
tire amount." . •■ , ; : . , .-i
Adams has two brothers In Amster
dam, N. V., who are highly respected.
He has an uncle, James Van Wormer,
now head of an Albany bank. 'MJM
Program Includes Three Battleships,
Three Scout Cruisers, Four Gun.
boats, With Additional Torpedo
Boats and Destroyers
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.— Three first
class battleships of at least 18,000 tons
displacement and 18 knots speed; three
scout cruisers of 5,000 tons displace
ment; one gunboat of the Helena
class, and four other gunboats of light
draught, two for use In the Philip
pines and two for service on the rivers
of China, with additional torpedo boats
and torpedo boat destroyers, are the
principal recommendations of the gen
eral board of the navy in its program
of new construction to be authorized
by the next congress which is now un
der consideration by the board of con
At its meeting tomorrow the latter
board, of which the chiefs of the bu
reaus of ordnance, steam engineering,
equipment and construction and re
pair are the members, will complete its
report upon the practicability of the
proposed types of ships contained In
the general board's program, and the
two reports will be forwarded to the
secretary for guidance In the prepara
tion of that portion of his annual re
port dealing with new construction.
Although appreciating fully the ne
cessity of scout cruisers in time of
war, the need of an adequate force of
destroyers and torpedo boats and the
immediate desirability of small gun
boats for service on the Asiatic sta
tion, several members of the board
of construction are in favor of concen
trating the fight for additional ships
upon the first recommendation of the
general board — that for three new bat
Whether the board of construction
will approve the practicability of the
proposed new battleship of the gen
eral board's design Is not certain. The
board is now figuring upon the possi
bility of adding to a ship of 18,000 tons
trial displacement two 12-inch guns in
excess of the number carried by ships
of 16,000 trial displacement. The opin
ion of the board as to speed for the
new battleships Is also awaited with
Interest, many officers being in favor
of a battleship capable of making 19
knots speed, instead of the 18 recom
mended by the general board. ;# ; ■
Girl's Murderer Is Killed
By Associated frees.
TRINIDAD. Col., Nov. 23.— While re
dialing arrest today Louis Apadaca was
shot and killed at his father's ranch,
forty-live miles south of Trinidad.
Apadaca was wanted for the murder
of Sophie Madrid, a Mexican girl. Tho
murder occurred over a year ago. The
girl was preparing the family break
fast when Apadaca shot through the
window six times. Apadaca escaped
to the hills and succeeded In eluding
capture until today.
Beach Property Greatly Endangered.
Shark Fifteen Feet Long Is
Washed Ashore In the
Special to The Herald.
strong and cold southwest wind started
early and raged all day, greatly en
dangering boats nnd beach property.
The channel was very rough, large
blliown rolling In and whltecaps were
visible as far out as the eye could
reach. Most of the boatmen feared
a repetition of the storm of last March,
whlrh destroyed most of the mosquito
fleeL and many of the small boats
were taken out of the wnter. Those
which were too large to put in dry
dock were taken well out from shore
and were firmly fastened to buoys. All
boating and fishing Is discontinued.
The Vixen, Orln Seeley's pretty sail
boat, and the swiftest pleasure yacht
In these waters, broke from her moor-
Ings and drifted into the railroad
wharf nnd Is wrecked, being stripped
of her rigging.
A dead shark measuring 16 feet In
length was washed in.
Rain In San Francisco
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23.— A light
tain began falling here at 6:30 o'clock
this morning and has continued at In
tervals since. At 2 p. m. the precipita
tion, as recorded by the weather bu
reau, amounted to 15 hundredths of an
inch, making 18 hundredths of an inch
for the season.
Gentle Rain at San Jose
By Associated Press.
SAN JOSE, Nov. 23.— Rain began fall-
Ing at 9 o'clock this morning, and It has
been gently raining during the day. The
wind is blowing from the south. '
Man Who Shot the Brlttons In Nyack
Had Planned to Blow Up
By Associated Press.
NYACK, N. V., Nov. 23.— The body
of William H. Jones, who last night
shot and killed Harry Britton and
wounded Frank Britton, was found
this morning at the First Baptist
church, nea r the . scene ■of last, night's
murder. Jones had ' shot himself
through the heart.
The discovery of " the body followed
an all night search for Jones. It Is
believed that Jones, after wandering
about for several hours, returned to
the vicinity of the Britton home in the
hope of seeing Jessie Britton, and not
being able to safely approach the
house, decided to kill himself.
Jones was a decorator employed in
a local painting shop. He claimed to
be a Cuban.
Evidence that Jones Intended to blow
up the Britton house last night was
found by the police today. A tin can
tied with ribbons which he left at his
victim's house was opened today and
found to contain giant powder, which
was packed with stones.
Vice President of the Defunct Nogales
Bank Acquitted on All
Special to Tho Herald.
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 23.— A1l charges
against R. Allyn Lewie, vice president
of the defunct International bank of
Nogalee, Judge Campbell, before whom
the case was tried this morning, In
structed the Jury to acquit Lewis on the
ground of insufficient evidence to con
vict, and he was at once placed on trial
on a second charge of the embezzlement
of $6000 In bank funds. The second trial
resulted precisely as the previous one
and the district attorney, despairing of
convicting the former bank official,
asked that the five remaining cases
against him be dismissed and that his
bonds, aggregating $15,000, be re
The receiver of the bank has recov
ered judgment against Lewis setting
aside the conveyance of Phoenix prop
erty worth $12,000 made Just before tho
bank failed.
Hyde.Dimond Hearing Postponed
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.— The hear
ing by the criminal court on the de
murrer filed In the Hyde-Dtmond case,
In which fraudulent land transactions
on the Pacific coast are charged, which
was set for tomorrow, was today post
poned for two weeks.
Everyone should be thßnkful— for
something, even if only because he is
alive. If you don't know why you
should be grateful on the coming
Thanksgiving day, here's your chance
to find out: Several dozen preachers
and teachers of every creed and cult
have given expression to their views
of thanksgiving in the Sunday Herald.
Your faith Is among them. Read what
they have to say; it'll Interest you.
There are several ways of breaking
your fool neck In an auto besides be
ing a speed maniac. Some people dare
death dally for coin. The Sunday Her
ald tells of these people; It's mighty
Interesting reading.
Doctors have always been numerous
In Los Angeles, despite Its wonderful
climate. Why? And who? Col. Lynch
chats so entertainingly about them— in
The Sunday Herald.
Japan Is now the most modern of
nations, fifty or seventy-five years ago
it was closed to the world. There's a
fascinating glimpse Into Japan— in Tho
Sunday Herald.
Newest fashions In clothes and cook
ing turkeys— gossip of good food— fun
for the kids— oh, oceans more. All In
The Sunday Herald— and there only.
Hon. A. J. Balfour
Leading London Papers Suggest His Retirement.
These "Suggestions" Are Believed to Have
Been Instigated by the Premier
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Nov. 23. — Tremendous
activity developed in political circles
today consequent upon the circulation
of a well-founded report that Premier
Balfour had decided to bring his min
istry to a close and to directly or In
directly appeal to the country. Ru
mors regarding the resignation of the
cabinet and the dissolution of parlia
ment have been thick for three months
past, but when two of the leading gov
ernment organs today, almost In the
same terms, "suggested" the immedi
ate resignation of the premier on ac
count of the unmendable, breach in the
Unionist party over the fiscal question,
the "suggestion" was looked upon as
having been instigated by Mr. Balfour
himself. This was strengthened by the
knowledge that prior to the publication
of the editorials Mr. Balfour met cer
tain Influential persons at. his official
residence in Downing street.
These two facts when coupled led to
the belief that the premier had Inti
mated at the conference his • Intention
to resign, and as he had just returned
from a visit to King Edward at Wind
sor castle It was believed that his
majesty had been informed of Mr. Bal
four's intention. Beyond this, however,
there Is not the slightest official con
firmation of the report.
All present Interest now centers in
the cabinet meeting to be held tomor
row, at which it is understood the sit
uation will be discussed. Some well
informed persons go so far as to say
that Mr. Balfour will go from the
meeting to King Edward with the res
ignations of himself and the other
members of the cabinet.
Favor Cabinet's Resignation
Conservative and Unionist papers are
In favor of the resignation of the cab
inet, which will place the Liberals on
the defensive In case Sir Henry Camp
bell-Bannerman consents to form a
cabinet, but the Radicals say that the
resignation will only mean dissolution,
as Sir Henry, If requested to form a
ministry, would certainly decline to do
so unless the verdict of the people be
came known. The liberal papers point
out that while Mr. Balfour may attempt
this "tactiral move" they are confident
It will fall on every side, and that
therefore the dissolution of parliament
Is believed to be Imminent. There is
no thought, however, that a political
campaign will be forced prior to the
beginning of the year with the elections
somewhere about the end of January.
The Associated Press understands
that forces have been at work inside the
party for some time to bring about the
present situation. One prominent
Unionist recently wrote to the premier
After Severe Exposure They Succeed
in Reaching a Roadhouse— Several
Seriously 111 as a Result of Their
Special to The Herald.
RENO, Nev., Nov. 23.— The four
horse stage coach which left Goldfleld
Monday night for Llda encountered a
blinding blizzard about seven miles
from the terminus. The horses re
fused to face the storm and were cut
loose from the traces, forcing the
passengers to walk. They lost the
road, which was obliterated by the
snow, and spent the night wandering
In a circle.
At 3 o'clock Tuesday they stumbled,
more dead than alive, into the road
house 16 miles south of Goldfleld on the
Bullfrog road. Wm. Walker, a San
Francisco drummer, is confined to his
bed; Jack Crumly's sight may be Im
paired as a result of the blizzard.
There were several other passengers,
who are also 111.
Freight Wreck Delays Trains
By Associated l'resa,
SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 23.— At 3:30
o'clock this morning a car of an extra
freight train at Vasona, on the narrow
gauge, was badly wrecked through a
mistake made by the switchman. No
one was hurt, but the morning trains
to San Francisco from Santa Cruz and
Los Catos were delayed nearly , an
hour. . , ;•■.;
asking whether It would be considered
disloyal If he Introduced early in the
next session a resolution bringing the
whole fiscal question squarely before
the house. He told the premier that
the Unionists got tired of being twitted
concerning their attitude on the fiscal
question In the last term of parliament,
when they repeatedly declined to take
part In debates or divisions in defer
ence to the wishes of Mr. Balfour.
The premier's • reply was not given
out, but the Associated Press under
stands that in any event the. Unionists
Intended to push . such a resolution,
which ' they believed would mean the
defeat of the government. .
Not Sufficiently Supported
• The • political situation was so radi
cally altered during the last week that
even . the .' government supporters no
longer argue that Balfour has a suffi
ciently united party at his back to again
meet parliament ..•with; the object of in
itiating any legislation to the public
advantage. The premier's appeal to
the unionists at New Castle a week ago
to unite on his fiscal policy has not
met with much success. On the con
trary, Joseph Chamberlain, the most
powerful private member of the Union
ist coalition/directly joined Issue with
his chief by a speech at Bristol Tues
day, calling on unionism to rally to
the support of hla own more drastic
fiscal proposals, which Include a fifty
cent tax on grain. The cleavage of
the party was thus more markedly ac
centuated and many unionist politi
cians hold that no good purpose could
be served by a longer retention of of
fice, and that the weakness of the par
ty will only be further accentuated by
a perpetuation of existing rivalries be
tween the two sections.
A cabinet meeting has been callei
for tomorrow. This will be only the
second held this fall, and the fact that
there have been so few conferences be
tween the ministers Is taken as anoth
er indication of the menace of a change
of government.
On the stock exchange a definite an
nouncement of the resignation of the
cabinet is expected at any time, and
the whole market today was flat in
. The liberals are Inclined to resent
Mr. Balfour's resignation at the pres
ent moment. They contend that the
premier should remain In office a few
weeks longer and himself dissolve par
liament and appeal to the country.
The liberals see no reason why the po
litical opposition should put them
selves to the Inconvenience of form
ing a government In the dark without
knowing what forces they will com
mand in the new parliament and they
object to what they designate as Mr.
Balfour's "tactical maneuvers," where
by the liberal attack would be turned
Into a defense before election and Mr.
Balfour would be given a free hand to
arrange with Mr. Chamberlain for con
certed action against the liberal party.
Miss Emma E. Loughrey, Daughter of
a Wealthy Coke Operator and Rail
road Man of Pennsylvania, Be
comes Bride of Dr. E; G. Miller
Special to The Herald.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Nov. 23.— While
her father's life was ebbing away, Misa
Emma E. Loughrcy, daughter of Joseph
R. Loughrey, a wealthy coke operator
and railroad man, wan married at his
bedside at Connellsvlllo today to Dr.
Earle G. Miller.
Mr. Loughrey had recently spent two
years 'in- Pasadena, but caino home
hopelessly ill six weeks ago. He in
sisted, however, that his Illness should
not interfere with his daughter's wed
ding. He passed away soon after the
ceremony was performed. Mr. Lough
rey was manager of the Brown & Coch
ran coal and coke properties and di
rector and treasurer of the Washing
ton Coal and Coko company. He wa3
also vice-president of the Washington
Run Railway company. His daughter
is also well known In Pasudenu.
Revoll to Represent France
By Associated Press.
PARIS, ' Nov. 23.— The appointment
of M. Revoll, formerly governor of Al
giers, to represent France at the Mo
roccan conference, has been decided
upon. M. Revoll conducted the nego
tiations leading up to the Franco-Ger
man agreement on . the program ; for
the conference.
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Main News Section
Oil Barons Must Go
to Missouri
Rockefeller, .Rogers and
Flagler Summoned
Must Appear at Witnesses In Two
Suits Now Pending to Oust
the Standard From the
' State
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov, 23.— Subpoenas
were Issued today for John D. Rocke
feller, Henry 11. Rogers, Henry ;M.
Flagler and other financiers to appear
as witnesses in the two suits pending
In Missouri to oust the Standard Oil
company and two other oil companies
from doing business in that state. The
subpoenas directed the witnesses to
appear on December 4 before Freder
ick H. Sanborn of this city, who was
appointed by Governor Folk to act as
commissioner for the state of Mis
souri. The others summoned to ap
pear are John D. Archibald, Wade
Hampton, Walter C. Teagle, James A.
Moffett, jl.j 1 . W. Cowan, George B. Wil
son, James R. Taylor, Charles L. Nich
ols, Edward E. Bedford, Walter Jen
nings, Wesley H. Tllford, Charles M.
Platt, Fra:ik Q. Barstow, H. Clay
Pierce, Silas H. Paine, Richard P. Tins
ley, Robert H. McNall and Howard
The suits were filed In Missouri on
March 29, 1905, and Include beside the
Standard Oil company the Republic
Oil company and the Waterß-Pierce
Oil company.
The first suit was brought by Attor
ney General Hadley of Missouri to ex
clude the three defendant corporations'
from all corporate rights and • privi
leges under the laws of the state of
Missouri, and that their franchises,
rights, authority, license and certifi
cate to do business under the laws: of
the state of Missouri be declared | for
feited. The ground for this action was
an alleged pool or trust agreement be
tween the three companies to regulate
the price paid by retail oil dealers in
Missouri. It .wa s charged also ,' that
the companies . misled the public' into
the belief that they were three separate
and distinct . corporation, but , that
they divided up the : territory of. the
state.' each . agreeing not to sell on the
other's ground. ...
This suit is in the supreme court. of
Missouri. The second suit 1b very sim
ilar to tho first but is brought In the
circuit court of Jackson county, Mis
souri. ,
Former Manager of Standard Gives In.
teresting Testimony
By Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 23.— Inquiry Into the
methods of the Standard, Republic and
Waters-Pierce Oil companies In Mis
souri was resumed today before Spe
cial Commissioner R. A. Anthony. This
will be the last hearing In St. Louis
until after the supreme court has de
cided whether Attorney General Had
ley has the right to compel the oil com
panies to produce their books or make
their officers testify. , ■■ ; ,
William A. Morgan, former manager
of the Standard Oil company at Seda
lla. Mo., testifying, said that the Stand-
Southern California: Cloudy,
unsettled weather Friday, probably
fresh south winds. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yes.
terday, 62 degrees; minimum, 41
I—Subpoena1 — Subpoena magnates.
2 — Rambunctious man testifies.
3 — Branch's death due to blows.
4— Editorial.
s— City news.
7 — Markets.
B— Society wedding brilliant affair.
I—Know1 — Know identity of cracksmen.
2 — Realty board for free harbor.
3 — Tells story of marital quarrel.
4.5 — Classified advertisements.
6— Point scored against Burton.
6.7 — Public advertising.
B—Southern8 — Southern California news.
EASTERN ,•■'«;
Standard oil magnates summoned to
testify in Missouri.
Manning testifies In tho Insurance In
important testimony given In Merl
wether trial at Annapolis.
Balfour and cabinet expected to re
sign foon.
Finland to declare itself a republic
December 20.
King and queen of Italy visit earth
quake victims.
San Francisco lawyer sentenced for
using malls with Intent to defraud. • ••.
Cashier of United Etates assay office
at Seattle arrested, charged with $30.
000 shortage.
Convention of miners elaborately en
tertained at Graos Valley.
Realty board takes tirin stand for . free
harbor at San Pedro.
Wife, who feared her husband was try-
Ing to poison her, Is granted divorce. ■ ■•'
tifiiHuilomil testimony develops In hear
ing of Klderton divorce case. - V
Arthur Letts, proprietor of the ' Broad
way department store, thrown from his
horse and severely injured, ..'.•»*..•» ./•>*»t % v
Japanese bank robbed of nearly $9000 by
expert cracksmen. ■ -
Tourists object to paying public school
fees for their children. .
Council will take- up Owens river -options'
•t.aeecial seaalua this attcrnwa. 1
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