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Insurance Committee
to Hear Him
Who Pays Bills, Asks a
Policr Holder
Wants to Know Who Stands Expenses
of Cleveland, O'Brien and
Westlnghouso In the
B.v Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.— Thoa. P, Ryan
Is expected to bo a witness before the
Armstrong committee during the com
ing week, and Mr. Hughea will then
question him. Mr. Hughes mid his
colleagues are preparing for a busy
John J, O'Rourke manager of a large
business concern In Worth street and
a policy holder In tho Equitable, re
cently wroto this letter to Paul Mor
"As a policy holder In the Equita
ble Llfo Assurance society, I should
like, to be Informed In regard to the
expenses of tho special trustees,
Cleveland, O'Brien find Westlnghouse,
who represent the Ryan holdings of
Rlock in tho society.
"It is alleged that office rent, secre
taries' salaiicfi, clerk hire, stationery,
hotel bills and all other charges for
administration which are being !n
rurred by these gentlemen In tho
exercise of their functions as guar
dlnus of :\lr. Ryan's Interest are being
liquidated by tho society, which of
course Implies that the polieyholders
arc paying the bills. Will you kindly
advise me whether this assertion In
whole or part has any foundation in
. To this Mr. O'Rourke received this
reply from Morton, under date of No
vember 29:
"The trustees have up to date re
ceived no compensation of any kind.
Tho expenses that they are put to in
having certain work done in tho Inter
ests of the policyholders are being
borne by the society."
Makes Answer to New York Life in
Injunction Proceedings
By Associated Press.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Dec. 2.— W.
D. Vandlver, state superintendent of
insurance, through his counsel. Attor
ney General Had ley, F. W. Lehman
and John M. "Wood, today filed in the
United States circuit court here his re
ply to the petltton of the New York Llfo
.Insurance, company in the injunction
proceedings recently instituted by the
New York Life Insurance company to
overthrow his order revoking its Mls-
Konrt license.
Superintendent Vandiver charged at
the time he ordered the company's
license revoked that the New York
Life had forfeited its right to continue
business In Missouri. He cited the tes
timony brought out before tho New
York legislative investigating com
mittee to the effect that President Mc-
Call and his associates had during four
years past spent largo sums of money
to secure desired slate legislation and
In campaign fund contributions. In the
reply filed today Mr. Vandiver accuses
President McCall of debauching public
morals, corrupting legimation and loot
ing the funds of policy holders by ex
travagant ventures and reckless specu
The answer fills ten typewritten
pages. It contains direct and severe at
tacks on President McCall. Vice Presi
dent George W. Perkins and other otll
cers of the New York Life. It directs
specific, attention to the charge that
McCall and Perkins have, in bad and
questionable real estate investments,
lost $7,000,000 of the company's money.
He maintains that tho Missouri in
surance department has the right to re
quire insurance companies doing busi
ness in the stale to manage their af
fairs In a proper manner and to insist
upon election of new oftleers and tho
adoption of methods that will insure
the funds of tho policyholders.
The return makes a general denial of
the allegations made in the petition for
Injunction filed by the New York Life,
By agreement among the attorneys
the case is get for hearing on Decem
ber 27.
Urges Regular Examinations
Rv Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2.— Regular ex
aminations of life and tire insurance
companies, in the light of the insurance
developments in New York and a gen
eral revision of the insurance laws for
the national capital, urn recommended
by Superintendent of Insurance Druko
in his annual report to the eomnils
floners of the District of Columbia.
J. C. McCall Goes Abroad
Hy Acsoclnfrl press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.— John C. Me-
Call, secretary of tho New York Llfo
Insurance company, sailed on the
steamer Lucanla to go to Purls and try
to Induce Andrew Hamilton, to whom
the New York Life has paid thou
sands of dollars, to return to this coun
try unil testify before the insurance
investigating committee.
Today Mr. McCall salil that he very
much doubted Whether Mr, Hamilton
would return to the United States, but
that he expected to brllltf back a state
ment which waii being prepared by
Mr. Hamilton.
Unfortunate Man Nearly Loses His
Life in a Fire In San
]),. AgHnrlntoil Press.
SAN FHANCIBCO, liw. 9.— Fire In 11
building on Montgomery street, In the
heart «'f ihe iiusiiu'ns diHtrict, nearly
,os( 1 in- ur.> of John Dally, a rrlppla,
\vhi>. In Ills roam 1111 the third llnor, wns
Ulitlblo to leave tlio InilldiiiK When
neighbor* HhnUtPil im alarm.
I'olircinan liiuhli upon iPUfnlng of the,
man's , iluillfer, daubed through tin-
Hinoke and tlium-H to lilh rescue. When
lie reached Pally'H room the unfor
tunate man wuk partly overcome ami
hiight huvo bwn ennhyxluted had h«
nul been rescued.
Los Angeles Herald.
Serious Conditions Prevail In British
Guiana— Seven Killed In
the Rioting
By AMnrlntorl Press.
OKOIIfIKTOWN, Hrltlsh Guiana,
Dec. 2.— The riots of the wharf laborers
continued throughout Friday. The po
lice fired on the strikers several times
killing neven and wounding seventeen.
The mob was very determined and re
fused to listen to Its own delegates,
who met the governor and secured an
assurance from him that nn Inquiry
would be made Into their grievances
and redress afforded If possible.
The delegates ndvlscd the nien to re
tire peaceably and to remove their hats
as a sign of acquiescence, but they be
came tiprniirlotiH and shouted that they
would not do so. They then got beyond
control and Invaded the public build
ings, from which tho governor and
other oflU'l.tlH did not venture until
cvcnltiK. when they were escorted to
their homes by policemen. Windows
tliroußhont the city were smashed nnd
tho electric, street railroad ceased run
The rioting continues today.
Action Is Result of "Round Robin"
From Officials and Attaches, Mak.
Ing Various Complaints Against
Warden J. W. Tompklns
By Associated Press.
The state board of prison directors to
day commenced an inquiry Into the
management nf the prison by Warden
,1, W. Tompklns. The directors had re
cently heen presented with a "round
robin" from the officials and nttaches
of the institution in which various com
plaints were mude iigainst the. warden.
With the exception of Robert Devlin,
nil of the directors were present today
and they at once went into secret ses
sion. • from which Tompklns was ex
cluded ami the taking of testimony was
begun. Many persons connected with
the prison were examined. No formal
charges had been laid before the di
rectors and the testimony took a wide
range. It is said that the greater por
tion of the testimony related to the
withdrawal of personal privileges by
the warden and to complaints of arbi
trary actions on 'his part.
One director is quoted as saying that
no attention was seriously paid to
these petty grievances other than that
they showed a lack of harmony in the
management of the prison. He nlso
sold that the testimony showed evi
dence of a plan to assail the warden in
his official capacity. "We know Tomp
klns to be brave and honest," said the
director, "and we are seeking to find
If he has other qualifications requisite
in a good warden."
The hearing will be resumed next
Saturday, when it is- expected that the
'warden will ' present ' bis side of the
McAdoo Says He Has No Evidence
That They Were Intoxicated
on Prince's Ship
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.— Police Commis
sioner McAdoo decided yesterday that
he had no evidence to cause him to take
further action In the matter of the con
duct of the police on board H. M. H.
Drake at the Cunard pier unless further
proof was furnished him.
"Inspectors," said the commissioner,
"have worked on the case for several
days, examining a large number of wit
nesses but were unable to find that any
policemen were Intoxicated or drihklnß
in the canteen that morning."
While Prince liOuis of Battenbers
with his squadron was here I^ieut.
Bovan of the prince's m flagship com
plained to the police commissioner that
policemen had boarded the ship and
while under the influence of liquor made
themselves disagreeable.
E. G. Lewis and Associates of St. Louis
Appear in United States
By Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2.— Edward G. Lew-
Is, publisher of the Woman's Magazine
and Woman's Farm Journal, and presi
dent of the Peoples United States
bank: and Frank J. Cabot, secretary
of the publishing company and W. K.
Miller, assistant secretary of the bank,
who were indicted by the federal grand
Jury yesterday, appeared in the United
States circuit court today and gave
bonds for their appearance for trial.
Lewis, Miller and Cabot waived pre
liminary healing and each gave bond
in the sum of $2000, L,ewis giving an ad
ditional bond for $1000 because ho alone
was indicted on two counts.
Pleas of not guilty were entered In
all of the cases and the trial was set
for March 5, l!>0«.
Laborers Working on Erie Railroad
Are Struck by the "Western
fly Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.— Three laborers
were killed and four others seriously
hurt today In the VJrle railroad tunnel
in Jersey City. They were struck by
the train known as the Western flyer.
which rounded a curve a short distance
from., them and was upon tint little
party before the men had time to step
off the track, where they were working,
due man was instunlly killed und two
others died a short time afterward
fiom their Injuries.
Storm Cripples Wire Service
By Assiiolulod Proas.
CLEVELAND, Dee, 2,—The telegraph
and telphone service east of this city
along the lake shore was badly orlp
pjed. today as a result of a heavy sleet
storm. Scores of poles are prostrated
on all lines between Cleveland und
Huflalo. The Western Union has an
extra force of over 100 men employed
in making repairs.
Peru's Minister Coming
Hy A«si>uluteU I'iesa
LIMA, I'erui Uec. ».— Honor Felipe
I'ardo, Peruvian minister l<> the United
SI airs siliil brother Ol the president of
lVru, left Oulliio by steamer yeateriluy,
lU'companM by Senoru i'ardo. bin
Wife, for l'miauui. 011 Ida way tg Wash-
I I 1 (■ I OH
Mass of Cast Iron Weighing Three
Pounds Narrowly Misses the
Son of Late President
By Assoelnted Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2.— Sorno un
identified porVon hurled ft heavy Iron
plumb bob through a window of one
of the cars of President Roosevelt's
train tonight on the run from Prince
ton to Washington.
The, miSHlle, which was thrown with
terrific force, crashed through the
gothla stained glass transom on a win
dow of tho combination car Salvlus and
foil nt the feet of Ma.l. Webb Hayes,
(i son of thiVlate President Rutherford
11. Hayes, who wan a guest of the presi
dent on the trip.
Fragment! of broken glass fell on
MnJ. Hayes, who was sitting with his
back to tho window, reading, but did
not injure him in any way.
MnJ. Hayes stooped and picked up
the Iron missile which so narrowly hnd
missed his head, and tlien rose nnrl ex
amined the broken window. The frame
of the window was broken where the
plumb bob had struck It, so great was
the. force with which It had been
The train at that time, about 7:30
o'clock, was running at a comparative
ly slow rate. The weather was heavy
and a dense fog which prevailed ren
dered it almost imposslblo for the en
gineer to see ii train length ahead of
• Broad street, in North Philadelphia,
had Just been crossed and the train
was In the vicinity of Oxford street
when the crash of glass aroused the
occupants of the car. The Salvius was
the first car of the train and In ap
pearance might have been mistaken
very easily for President Roosevelt's
private car. That was at the rear of
the train.
It was remarked also that Maj. Hayes
from a profile view strongly resembles
the president, and that sitting at the
window In the position he occupied In
reading, he might have been mistaken
for President Roosevelt.
Doubt was expressed by officials of
the railroad who were on the train
whether the missile was intended to be
hurled at the president. They say that
several times recently stones have been
thrown at trains passing through North
Philadelphia and on one occasion a
man sitting In one of the windows of a
car was severely cut by broken glass
when a heavy stone crashed through it.
•The implement- thrown at the train
tonight was a most unusual one to be
in the hands of a boy who might, In a
spirit of deviltry, throw a stone at a
train. It is of cast iron and weighs
nbout 3 pounds. Had it struck Maj.
Hayes on the head, as it certainly
would if it had passed through the
window a foot lower, he would have
been injured very seriously if not
killed. '„.'. ■"■■
The president knew nothing of the in
cident for some time after it occurred.
He made no comment upon It,
passing it off as the wanton act of some
irresponsible person. As a measure of
precaution the curtains at the windows
of several of the cars were drawn
down after the news of the incident
spread among the passengers on. the
The secret service ofllcers who ac
companied the president took charge
of. the missile, and an effort will be
made through the secret service bureau
to apprehend the person who threw it.
A report of the incident was made by
the train officials to the officials of the
Pennsylvania railroad. Assurance is
slven that every effort will be made by
the Pennsylvania railroad to apprehend
the person guilty of the uct.
Charge That Eastern Bankers Have
Been Extensively Swindled in
By Associated Preßs
SALEM, Ore., Dec, 2.— Far more seri
ous than any previous development of
tho many-sided land frauds perpetrat
ed In this state are charges made in
a letter to Coy, Chamberlain today
from State Land Agent Oswald West,
who in effect asserts that by means of
forged certificates of sale of school
lands eastern bankers have been swin
dled out of untold sums of money.
Not content, the land agent asserts,
with having defrauded tho state of
approximately 500,000 acres of school
land, practically all It possessed, by
means of "dummy" entrymen, when
money was no longer to be made In
that manner, the land operators pre
pared printed certificates of Hale and
assignments and inserted In them de.
scriptions of school lands on which cer
tificates had previously been issued,
Including tho number of entry, then
forged the signatures of tho clerk of
the state land board and notaries pub
lic, attached forged notary seals unit
a forgery of the great seal of the state
of Oregon and resold the lands time
and again to Innocent persons In the
Residents of This City and Vicinity
Registered at New York
Special to The Herald,
NHW YORK. Dec. I— The following
Southern CultfornlanH were registered
at the leudlng hotels here during the
Prom Lob Angeles: T<\ A. Wells, F. 11.
lirown, M. M. Dodge and 11. llinton.
From Pasadena— L. K. Brown.
Prom Han Dtego^-O, F. Thompson.
Bank President Convicted
r.y Associated Press
CLKVKIJAKD, ()•. Dee. :'.— The fed
eral grand jury returned a verdict of
Utility today against Otto Mi>y<-n, presl.
dent of tho defunct (Jhlloii National
bank, and also against I'M wan I Flick-
Illgor, president or lilt.' rilcliering Wheel
company of (in I lon. Counsel for the Ue.
fCllUunU moved a new trial und argu
ments on tho motion will be hoard next
Purchase Price Believed to Be About
Five Hundred Thousand
Special to Thr. Herald,
SAN DIKOO, Dec. 2.— Tod;iy a report
was received l.i thin city that the Marco
Foster ranch, north of the flantn Mar
guerlta ranch «tnd Just across the San
Ulego line In Orange county, had been
sold. The statement was made by Mr.
Foster himself to n Hun Dlegan. The
Foster ranch consists of between 18.000
nnd 20.000 acres. It Is said the pur
chase amounts to a mun In tho neigh
borhood of $.-)On,ooit, but nothing defi
nite on this subject could be obtained,
although one statement wnfl that $35 nn
ftCTfl was given. If the ranch contains
SO.OOO acres this would make the price
The purchaser In wild to be n Los
Angeles man named Graves. It Is not
known whether the ranch has been
taken over for speculation or for exten
sive development.
Unable to Work, His Affliction
Weighed Heavily Upon Him and
He Took to Stock Gambling and
Lost Heavily
Special to Thn Itorahl.
BI3RKKLEV, Dec. 2.-Frod Haaen,
.'0 yen is of a«e, shot himself In the head
tonight at 6:15 o'clock and dlPd nt 11
o'clock. The bullet entered the right
temple nnd passed entirely through the
head, coming out at the left temple.
The shooting was done at tho home of
Robert Grieg, 2103 Durant avenue.
Huzpti has been an invalid for the
past ten years. He had been unable to
do manual work and this affliction
fcemed to weigh heavily I' poll his mind,
causing great despondency. He took
to gambling in mining stocks and lost
Huzen leaves a widow and two child
ren, Koran living In Berkeley nnd the
other, Annie, with the grandmother at
Los Angeles. As soon as the shooting
occurred Dr. J. W. Ktltt was called,
but the man wns beyond human aid.
More Money Will Be Requested for
the Medical and Ordnance
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2.— Strong ef
forts will be made at the coming ses
sion of congress to obtain more money
for tho medical and ordnance depart
ments of the army, that the ofneers in
these departments may have increased
Under the present conditions the
medical department of the army feels
it is handicapped by tho provision that
a doctor entering the army, cannot at
tain tho rank' of captain for five years.'
In the navy only three years Is re
quired for the same advancement.
The ordnance department says It is
unable, to afford sufficient rank to ap
plicants to make Its work attractive.
Grand Jury Makes Report Declaring
Department Is Demoralized
and Disorganized
By Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2.— ln making its
final report today the October state
grand jury made a supplementary re
port characterizing the police depart
ment of St. I<ouis as "demoralized" and
"disorganized." charging that ■perjury
and false testimony are regarded as a
duty by policemen and that witnesses
are terrified and intimidated.
No names are mentioned, but the de
partment is severely denounced and
it is recommended that the December
grand jury more thoroughly investi
Blow Open Safe in an Oregon Town
and Secure $5453 in
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 2.— A special
to the Evening Telegram from Forest
Grove, Ore, says that robbers last
night entered the Farmers and Mer
chants' bank at that place, blew open
the safe and secured {5453 in coin and
■Three strangers who visited the town
last night and who have disappeared
are suspected of committing the rob
bery. The. contents of the safe were
fully insured.
Many Shots Are Fired, but the High.
waymen Manage to
By Associated Press.
SAN JOSH. Dee. 2.— An attempt was
made, late tonight to hold up five Jap
anese laborers who were returning to
town with their week's wages. Two
men were Implicated in the hold up,
and when two officers put In an ap
pearance the thugs opened tire, which
was returned by tho policemen. Tho
men finally inado their escape and It is
not thought that any of the bullets took
Lord's Son a Petty Thief
By Associated Press.
RACINE, Wls., Dee. 2.— Jainos Leu
lie, law student of Liverpool, England,
and said to ho the son of an English
lord, was today sentenced to one year
in state prison for stealing an over
coat and a pair of gloves. He said ho
committed tho theft because ho was
hungry and had no money.
Depew Tired of Denying
Uy Associated Press
NEW YORK, Dec -'.— Senator Depew
was asked today if ho had resigned
as senator. He said:
"I have never given the matter n
thought. It Is absurd, That Is as good
as a denial. I am tired of making
denials of unpleasant question*,"
Serious Fire In Wyoming
lly Associated I'ress.
SAI/r I.AKK. Dec! 2.— A special from
Cukovllle, Wyo., wiyn that a Iflra lam
night ileKtruypd two liotelH mid v su-
Uion. Loss iilmiil x:t."i, Him. Many of the
uiicsis were compelled (•> Hoo In their
night clotlKH. i
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon
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These Members of Congress Hold Caucus and
Henominate All Elective Officers Who
Served During Last Session
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dor. 2.— The Repub
lican members of the Gflth congrettft mot
In caucus tonight In tho hall of the
house of representatives and renoml
nated all of the elective officers of the
house who served during the last ses
sion. William P. Hepburn wns again
chosen chairman of the caucus. The
principal feature of the evening was
the speech of Joseph Q. Cannon, who
wns for a second time unanimously
chosen for speaker. The hearty en
thusiasm among the Republican mem
bers and his remarks were generally
approved. •■ - ••■•;■
In accepting the nomination, Mr.
Cannon said in part:
"It would bo a bold man or party
that would do anything by legislation
or threat thereof that would tend to
destroy or check the progress of the
people in the universal and successful
achievements In nil branches of Indus
try in the country. Clothed with full
power. It Is our duty to see to it that
by wise appropriations the revenues
gathered from a willing people are ap
plied to the public service to make
the same efficient, avoiding parsimony
on the one hand and extravagance on
the other.
"Tho changes In the methods of pro
duction and commerce, so salutary and
beneficial, involving as they do the
extraordinary use of combined capital
emphasize the necessity for prevent
ing agreements in restraint of trade
and the regulation of commerce among
the states and with foreign nations.
"Tho congress within the limits of
Its jurisdiction under tho constitution,
has heretofore enacted legislation
touching these subjects. In the full
ness of- time it may be, under the law
as it now Is and by tho operation of
competitive forces, that matters of dif
ference between the corporations, the
carrier and the people they serve,
would be adjusted in justice to all.
Congress Is Responsible
"Tho consensus of opinion of the
people, however, is that congress has
the power by amendment to the law
to provide better remedies for real
abuses existing so that the producer
and consumer con find a more speedy
and less expensive remedy than we
now have. In this opinion, T, for one,
concur. The burden is upon congress
and our party, having power, is pri
marily responsible.
"L,et us go forward. Hut it Is our
duty to see thßt legislation is wise in
the premises. Just to the corporation,
the carrier and to the people. We can
not oppress one by foolish or unjust
legislation without bringing disaster
upon all. We shall be especially care
ful not to Interfere unduly with the
operation of the competitive forces, for
all our very, civilization rests upon it;
each individual, living in the sweat of
his face Is hustling to promote his own
interest. We may regulate commerce
among the states, and as an incident
thereto we may regulate the competi
tive forces. We dare not destroy them.
"A word In conclusion. Our large ma
jority in tho house, if we give utten
tlon to business, will enable us to do
our work and avoid a long session.
This Is certainly desirable. The respon
sibility is upon us. Kroin time to time,
in the settlement of proper policies and
methods, there should be the fullest
consultation, and when neceHHary we
should meet in caucus for conference
and action."
Nominations for the House
The olllcers of the house were re
nominated an follows:
Clerk, Alexander McDowell, Pennsyl
vania: sergeunt at arms, Henry Cas
son, Wisconsin ; doorkeeper, V. B.
Lyon, New York; postmaster, J. C.
McKlroy. Ohio; cliuplaln. Key. Henry
M. CoUden, Michigan.
The rules of the fifty-eighth con-
Itrofii, Including the standing orders for
tho consideration of pensions and claim
bills on Fridays, were ordered contin
ued during the llfty-nlnth congress.
Another reHolutlon wns adopted, re
quiring the ulifimlures of !iO members
tn call a caticuK.
Representative Jamen A. Tawney of
MlnnPHOtn wax elected whip for the
UeiniblUan clde.
There wiiH Home dlHtusHlou concern-
Inif ncatH In the houno, the xuggeHt lon
being mml.i that tho lurge Uepubllcan
majority entitled the party to occupy
the tlrst block of seats ucross tho main
Federal Control Provided in Bill to Be
Introduced in Senate
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.— Federal
control of foods, drugs and liquors for
the purpose of securing their purity is
provided for In a comprehensive bill to
be introduced in the senate at an early
date by Senator Heyburn of ' Idaho.
Jurisdiction of the government over
these articles is declared in the meas
ure when they become articles of inter
state or foreign commerce, and a pen
alty of a maximum fine of $500 and one
year imprisonment Is provided for vio
lators of the regulation set forth.
It is made unlawful to sell or manu
facture any article of food, drugs,
medicine or liquors which Is adulter
ated or misbranded or which contains
any poisoti or deleterious substance.
Its terms prohibit the introduction into
the United States or insular posses
sions from a foreign country of foods,
drugs and liquors which are not pure
or misbranded.
To ascertain the purity of foods,
druKS and liquors, both of foreign and
domestic manufacture, jurisdiction is
given to the secretaries of the treasury,
agriculture and commerce and labor to
prescribe uniform rules for the ex
amination of foods, drugs and liquors,
such examination to be made by the
bureau of chemistry of the department
of agriculture. The measure defines
what shall consitute mlsbrandlng and
adulteration In the articles over which
it assumes jurisdiction.
Unanimously Nominate Him for
Speaker of the House
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.— The Demo
crats of the house met at noon today
In the hall of representatives for the
purpose of nominating candidates for
speaker, clerk and other eleetivo offi
cers. The attendance was not large,
as ciulte a number of members have
not yet arrived In the city. The caucus
was called to order by Mr. Hay of Vir
ginia, who was the chairman last year.
Representative Henry of Texas was
unanimously elected chairman. With
out preliminary business, John Sharp
Williams of Mississippi was unani
mously nominated by the caucus. Mr.
Williams addressed tho meeting, mak
ing an earnest plea for harmonious
action for the benent of the party.
In his speech Mr. Williams outlined
the Democratic policy, especially as
being opposed to any ship subsidy and
In favor of strong anti-trust legisla
tion and railway rate legislation. He
said that he and other Democrats had
been accused of following a Repub
lican president in the matter of rail
way rate legislation, but declared that
if a Republican president took Demo
cratic principles that was no reason
why Democrats should abandon them.
To Regulate Private Cars
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—Represent
ative Campbell of Kansas, who secured
the adoption of a resolution In the
last congress for the investigation of
the Stundard Oil company's opera
tions in the Western oil fields, has
prepared a bill to introduce on Mon
day to regulate refrigerator, oil or tank
cars and all others heretofore termed
private cars, making them subject to
Interstate commerce regulations.
Speaking of tho proposed bill, Mr.
Campbell says It Is intended to protect
the little shippers and the railroads
ugaintit the power of the big shippers.
Tawney to Be Appointed
Uy Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Peo. 2.— Although
no otllcial announcement has been made
it is known that Speaker Cannon has
determined to appoint Representative
James A. Tuwney of Minnesota, chair
man of tho committee on appropria
Platt Will Not Resign
By A«woclntod l r iws.
WASHINGTON. l>ec J.— Senator
I'lntt of New York upon being asked
today concerning tho report that hft In
tended to resign his Beat In the Henate,
replied: "Tho report is too absurd to
Wain News Section
Loss of Crown Seems
One Party or Other Will
Depose Him
Emperor's Latest Concession Consid
ered Example of His Hopeless
Blundering— Too Late
With His Gifts
Speclnl to Tho tlcrnld.
London, Dec. 2.— A point has prac
tically been reached In Russia whern
an attempt to steer a middle course
between the demands of the reactlon
mloH and those of the proletariat must
bo cLnniloned. Tho time- seems cloiin
at hand, Indeed, when Iho dethrone
ment of Nicholas by one sldo or the
other will bring a final crisis in Ru«
fla'n fate. Information received to
doy from St. Petersburg in regard to
the latest situation Is to the effect
that the. czar's last concession In a
flagrant example of his hopeless
wrong-!, eadedllens.
The devotion of tho pensnnts' bnnks'
administration, and with It the entire
land purchase system, to the. Zemstvos
of each province, is a more generous
concession to the actual farmers thnn
all the Irish land legislation In the
British statute book. It is as good as
any method practically that statesman
ship could have devised, but the gift
has fallen dead and uncared for. Hud
It appeared only three weeks ago lv
connection with the manifesto of aban
doning the redemption payments by the
peasantly on crown lands, which arc
hopelessly in arrears, it might. Indeed
it would, have given the all important
noto of sincerity to the czar's act, but
now after an intervening 1 three weeks
of peasants' risings and land seizures
It is only another surrender wrung by
merciless pressure.
And how does the czar stand In all
this wreckage? The Jews were slaugh
tered with the assent, if not the ap
proval, of the court and aristocracy.
It is likely a desperate coterie nt
Tsarskoe-Selo as an alternative to a
coup d'etat may Induce the emperor to
throw Count Wltte overboard. Here
again he will blunder and perhaps
throw away the last chance of holding
his throne. There Is no confirmation of
the report that Grand Duke Alexander
was detected in a plot to usurp the
[throne and establish a military dicta
rContlmneil on Pagt Two>
Southern California: Cloudy,
unsettled weather Sunday; light
northeast winds, changing to
southwest. Maximum temperature
in Los Angeles yesterday, 69 de
grees; minimum, 45 degrees.
I—Republicans1 — Republicans for Speaker Cannon.
2 — Old members in new congress.
3— Writes frankly of rich people.
4 — Jury says carelessness.
s— Must pay forfeit for engagement
6-7 — Sports.
2 — Geisha girl held under bonds.
3 — Cable news.
4 — Wounded man shows bravery.
s—Markets.5 — Markets.
6 — Orange market exceeds hopes.
PART 111
1.2.3 — Society.
A — Editorial.
5— City news.
PART IV— Real estate.
4.5.6 — Classified advertisements.
7 — Southern California news.
Magazine section.
Colored comic supplement,
Heavy missile hurled through window
of truin conveying president.
John Sharp Williams choice of Dcmo
cratH for Hpoaker of the house.
West Point und Annapolis play tlo lv
football came.
Indications strong that czar will bo
dethroned either by one party or tho
Premier Ilalfour plays golf whllo Eng
land Ik guessing at next move.
Tolstoi optimistic regarding conditions
in KiiH.sia.
Berkeley man. despondent on account
of ill health, commits suicide.
Kan June, pollen havo battlo with rob
bers, but thii latter OHenpo.
Steamer Itoimoko reuchea San Francinc^
in safety,
Mother comes to city to meet sou
and Iliuls him dead.
Polieu capture youth whom they be
lieve to bo a barefoot burglar.
Skipper of bark Haddou Hall telU
of mutiny on board vessel.
Man with leg crushed by trolley car
coolly directs physicians and police.
Coroner's Jury returns verdict of
carelessness or defective equipment at
Davenport Inquest.
Two men capture boy charged with
stealing bicycle. l,ad cscupea when
near police station.
Anbury Methodists lay beloved pastor
to rent.
Woman «aya "ho whipped teacher be
i-aiiHo ho needed It.
Pretty geliiha Klrl Is cliargod with,
having robbed countryman und toll* 1
Htory of hard fight to load a good life.
Woman who chastised schoolmaster
is lined |15,
Dr. l.imili resigns from prenldnney of
Koi'lety fur Prevention of Cruelty to
Civic bodies refuso to tnismroiit name*
of engineer* to • xiiiotiin outfall new.-r.
Mayor vetoes voting ■ machine con

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