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CZAR WILL NOT GRANT SUFFRAGE ANNOUNCES HIS DECISION AT COUNCIL Peasants Burning and Looting Manor Houses In Livonia— St. Peters. burg Is Filled With Troops rlty, during which the guerrlllns killed nltoKether thirty of the convoy or es cort. The drugoona also left many bodies of their enemies behind them. It is inserted thut a Russian or a German who Is classified with the Rus sian oppressors duro not trnvel through the country without an escort as the raca feeling Is brenklng loose In pas sionate hatred of all Russians or aliens. The overthrow of the Russian ad ministration is not nlone the work of the peasants. The school tenrchera of the Pernau district met and decided to tench the Ksthonlan Inngunge in the schools while heretofore only Russian has been taught, to destroy nil text books in Russian nnd to reduce the number of hours of religious instruc tion. They nlso resolved to teach Rus sian as one of the branches of study. The diet of the Llvonlan nobles was in session when the present disorders began and the nobles adjourned on ac count of the uprising. But before do- Ing so they sent a memorial to the min ister of the Intprlor In which they de scribed the murders and devastation of the revolutionists, expressod fear of a terrific civil war and naked that the government abolish martini law, ns its enforcement could not repair the dam age done. The nobles nlso urged the government to act energetically against the revolu tionists, as otherwise a valuable part of the empire would be ruined. The Ksthonlnns demand that the gov ernment abolish martial law, withdraw the troops from the province, abrogate the privileges of the nobility, partition the government lnnds among the peasants, make land rents illegal nnd rule the country through the elected representative assemblies, *:?:•■■ The ." new governor of the Baltic provinces, it is announced here, Is Count Sologub, who is expected. to have an elected provincial council to assist him in pacifying the country. MILITARY IN CONTROL Imperial Troops Have Situation in Hand in St. Petersburg By Associated Press ST. PKTERKBURG, Dec. 21, 2:10 p. m.— Since noon today the streets have been filled with troops, and especially those; in the industrial sections. The railroad stations are In possession of the military. Wholesale arrests of the leaders of the workmen were made last night. It is reported that the police Include in their captures the members of the second workmen's council, who were placed in the fortress of St. Peter nnd St. Paul with the members of the first council who were arrested Satur day night. A third council, however, promptly took the place of the second. The League of Leagues has issued an appeal to the public asking for liberal support of the proletariat, "which is bearing .the brunt of the struggle for the' emancipation of the nation." The appeal stiys there is bound to be much privation, stnrvation and even death, and not only asks for material nld, but proposes the Inauguration ot free dining; rooms for workmen in all parts of th<; city. Moscow is already cut off from St. Petersburg and with the provinces gen erally there was no communication this morning. At Kokunhusen the chief of police and his assistants were tried by a rev olutionary tribunal and executed. It turns out that Tukum, in Cour land, only surrendered after a severe light, which lasted for twelve hours. The insurrectionists had fortified thfe town by throwing up intrenchments t llllljliiKllllMlllllllilillUlllllllillllllllllilllllllll £> I §> I Christmas | p with its joy and cheer Is rapidly approaching, Is almost hero. rj ?. What Have You Done a! p about a present for the family? a present that will be a "thing of r» i>J beauty and a Joy forever." y\} I A Suggestion | 7 A REGINA MUSIC BOX or a wonderful VICTOR SINGING and CJ, $ TALKING MACHINE, one thut will produce sweet music, such mv- VSJ -j klc u» you delight to listen to. ANY of these music makera may he „ J£ liu'l on very liberal terms and. at prices always the lowest. You can Jrl J have thousands of records for either of them— the latest ragtime hur- g rah or popular song, way bacl< to the old time songs and hymns. Q» COME with your family; see and hear our splendid collection of music '/Q t makers. If you do not care to buy come Juat the same, you will Ji ■ talk about them to your friends and we will be more than repaid. ix\ J llltlNO the CHILDREN. Open even.lngrs. G* S A Special $25 Talking Machine This Week Only Ten i 3i 3 P. Dollars. Investigate a, » 8* 2 Victor 10-Inch Records Now 60 Cents p I Southern California Music Co. $ g Agents for Pianolas and Vose Pianos & 5' ; 332-334 S. Broadway, Los Angeles . §3 X San Diego Riverside . San Bernardino S] before which they duR pit*. They nlao hnd In position the machine guiiß r« rently captured by them. Th« trenches wer# taken by storm, both Hides losing heavily. The latent Information from Khnrkoff says that 10.000 revolutlonnrlM are un der nrma and troops nre lieinft concen trated for the purpose of recapturing the city. The strike started here nt noon vrry tnmely. In the center of the city the (hops were not cloned, the proprietors having received guarantees that if they remained open they would be Riven ample protection and that any deputntlon of strikers seeking by threat* to force them to clone their shops would be Immediately arrested. There wan. however, a demonstration In the industrial section. The main Interest In the strike of the railroad workmen centered In the War saw section, where the government was to make a test of Its ability by moving a train for Berlin. The sta tion was packed with troops. Promptly at noon there wag a wild hurrah, ac companied by the roar of escaping rtpinn. and a few minutes later the railroad men walked out of the yards In a body. The authorities, however, were prepared, and after n delny of ten minutes a locomotive manned by soldiers of a rnllrond battalion backed Into the station and was coupled to the waltlug train, which wns crowded with people seeking to depart from th« unhappy country. Lines of soldiers with fixed bayonets flanked the train, and an offlclnl with four soldiers en tered the carriages and thoroughly searched them In order to ascertain if suspicious persons were on board. As the official and his escort left the train a signal was given and twen ty soldiers entered the baggage cars, while another detachment was scat tered throughout the carriages. The train then pulled out. An extra car, loaded with wrecking apparatus, was attached to the train to be used In case of accidents between stations. The usual mall car was missing. At other stations similar precautions will be taken. In the manufacturing districts beyond the Warsaw and Narva gates, in the Schlusselberg district, and in tho directions on both sides of the Neva, the workmen generaly obeyed the sum mons to strike, and promptly at 12 o'clock thousands of them emerged to the street. Police, Cossacks, soldiers of the guard regiments and other pa trols were everywhere, but so far as reported, no collision marked the in auguration of the strike. The work men seemed very quiet but determined. Tho men of each factory selected In advance a certain number to act as pickets for the purpose of preventing any attempt to Introduce strike break ers into the factories. MACHINE GUNS IN RIGA Many Gendarmes Are Disarmed by the Revolutionaries By Associated Press. RIGA, Dec. 21. — Eight machine guns have reached here from St. Petersburg. Many gendarmes who are coming in from various stations along the rail road tell that they were disarmed by revolutionaries. Two squadrons of dragoons have ar rived after a perilous night inarch through a hostile country from Sage wold, whence they were forced to re tire after . their quarters had been burned over their heads. A train carrying gold for the branch of the state bank arrived safely. It was attacked by revolutionaries near Walck, but the attack wa3 repulsed by troops. WARSAW IN DARKNESS Fifty Thousand Factory Hands Idle. Troops in Barracks By Associated press. WARSAW, Dec. 21.— The town is in darkness and the theaters and clubs are closed. . The employes of the.mu nicipalities have abundoned their work. Fifty thousand factory hands are idle. The troops are conlined to the bar racks and every possible preparation for eventualities has been made. The strikers' pickets are all over the city persuading or threatening those who are reluctant to join the strike There have been some cases of disor der and a few conflicts. Railroad Men Strike By Associated Fress WARSAW, Russian Poland, Dec. 21. —The employes of the Moscow and Brest railroad have obeyed the order to strike. The other lines entering Warsaw are still in operation. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER as, 1905. SUCCESSOR TO MITCHELL SEATED SENATE ADJOURNS UNTIL JAN UARY 4 Greater Part of Day's Session Is De voted to Consideration of Cre. dentlals of Mr. Gearln of Oregon By Associated Prentg. WASHINGTON, Dee. 21.— After n session o( a little more than an hour's duration the senate today adjourned until January i. Only about half the session wua legislative In character, and the greater part of that time was devoted to a discussion of the regular ity of the credentials of Mr. Gearln. who succeeds Mr. Mitchell ns senator from Oregon. The credentials were ac cepted and Mr. Oearln was sworn In. John M. Gearln, the newly appointed senator from Oregon, was present in the senate chamber today when the senate convener!. Ills credentials were presented by his colleague, but before he took the oath of office Mr. Bur iows, chairman of the committee on elections, interposed' an objection, say- Ing that the certificate of election was defective In that it was provided that Mr. Gearln shall serve "until his suc cessor is elected." Mr. Burrows said that tlie governor had no constitutional right- to place such a restriction upon the appoint ment. He, however, withdrew the ob jection after Mr. Spooner and Mr. Tel ler had suggested that the certificate Is not without precedent. Mr. Spooner agreed that the words objected to were surplusage, but point ed out that they do not invalidate the appointment, which, he said, was regu lar In other respects. > Mr. Gearln was then escorted by Mr. Pulton to the vice president's desk, where the oath of office wus adminis tered. Mr. Genrln took a seat on the Demo cratic side of the chamber. He is the first Democrat to occupy a peat In the senate from Oregon since 18S7, when Mr. Slater retired from that body. The bill extending for one year the time allowed the Council City and Solomon River, company of Alaska for the completion of its line was passed. At 12:30 p. m. the senate went into executive session nnd at l.:10 p. m. adjourned until January 4, 1906. Brief Session in House By Associated Press WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.— There was but a ten minutes session of the house today when the holidny adjournment until January 4 was taken. Two speeches, one attacking and the other defending the cotton crop estimates of the government were to have been made, but permission was granted to print these speeches in the record. Mr. Payne announced "Our oratory seems to have been exhausted," and without extending further invitation to any member for a speech the ; adjournment was declared by the speaker. ' PHILIPPINES BIDS REJECTED Proposals for Railroad Construction Not According to Terms By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Deo. 21.— A1l the bids for concessionary contracts or grants for the construction of railroads in the Philippine islands recently submitted to the bureau of insular affairs were today rejected because of departures from the terms of the circular calling for proposals. Secretary Taft, after a number of conferences with Gov Wright and Mr. Forbes of the Philip pine committee and Col. . Edwards, chief of the insular bureau, today de cided to readvertise for proposals, and January 20, af 10 a. m., has been fixed as the date for the opening of new bids for these concessions. The terms will be modified in some particulars. Where bidders proposed to construct the road without guarantee they will be limited in their bids only by the terms of the Philippine government railroad acts of 1902 and 1903. But where the bidders wish to take advan tage of a guarantee of a certain inter est on their Investment they can vary from the original invitation to bid only in point of time or In the cost of contsruction per mile, as affected by contractors' profits. As to the lattet the Philippine government reserves tht right to fix the maximum cost of the road and the time in which the road can be completed. The contractors' profits will ■be Important considera tions in making the awards. • New circulars will be prepared at once for the guidance of those who may wish to enter the competition for the railroad concessions in the Philip pines. Since the opening of the bids under the original call for proposals Secretary Taft, the representatives oi the Philippine government here and Col. Edwards have devoted a great deal of time to their consideration and today determined upon the action an nounced. No Canal Bonds Now By Assocluted Press. WASHINGTON, Dee. 21.— Secretary Shaw today stated that, although the Panama canal bill, which has just passed congress, perfected the legisla tion relating to the sale of Panama bonds and makes It possible to issue them at any time, the treasury depart ment does not contemplate an Imme diate issue. At present conditions for an Imme diate issue are . not so favorable as they are likely to be later on. An Im mediate, sale would withdraw money from channels of trade where It Is now needed to the amount of the Issue. Canal Bill Signed By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.— President Roosevelt today signed the bill passed by congress appropriating $11,000,000 for the Panama canal. This is the first law created by the present session of congresß. Secretary Hitchcock 111 Uy AHS'iniiii-il Hrees. WASHINGTON. Dec. 21.-Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock is confined to his home as the result of a severe cold. Upon the advice of his physi cian he will not venture out for sev eral days. t British Bark Wrecked Special . to The Herald. LONDON, Dec. 21.— Advices from Auckland. N. Z., received toduy nay the British bark ThtHtle, from I'ori luiid, Ore.,, for Port Plrle, : Australia, vvus «ivrk<-d November v on I'ulmers ton island. Polynesia, All on board were suvuU TO COMPLETE RAILROAD Eastern and New Mexico Capitalist! Will Join to Finish Santa Fe Central Hy Associated Ires*. PITTSHtJRO, Dec. 21.—Announce ment Is made that the' Mstern nnd New Mexlcnn rnpltallstn will jnln the Pittsbutg holders of the unfinished Santa Fe Centrnl railroad of Now Mexico, and complete It. A syndi cate hns derided to take up the In complete railroad property, subscribe $fioo,ooo and complete the rond which runs through a rich coal territory to 101 Paso. Francis .T. Torranre, presi dent of the company, la In New York arninglnß the flnnl details. The lorni holders) of the Santa Fe Central any they will not have to sell the road but with the eastern and New Mexican men Joining forces, will lie nble to duplicate it and meet all the obligations that nre now held by th" defunct Enterprise National bank of Allegheny, Pa. ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT REYES PROMINENT MEN IN BOGOTA ARRESTED Among the Suspects Are Former Minister of Cabinet and Five Leaders of the Opposition— At. tack Causes Surprise By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Dee. 21.— The state department has received Information by cable that an attempt was made in Bogota yesterday to dispose of Presi dent Reyes, ns an incident to a plot for overturning the government. In consequence there were many arrests of prominent men who are to bo tried by court-martial today. Among them were a former minister of the cabinet and five leaders of the opposition. No details are given of the reasons for the attempt upon Gen. Reyes. The officials at the Colombian lega tion tonight express surprise at the news from Bogota, ns they state it is the first intimation they have had that there is any feeling against Reyes. Mr. Trluna, the secretary of the lega tion, who is in charge of the affnirs In the absence of Minister Mendoza, who is in New York, said tonight: "I am at a loss to understand the reasons for any plot against President Reyes. He Is extremely popular and ilurlnff his administration as president has mado every effort to appease the members of all the political elements In the country. There Is practically only one party in Colombia now, though of course there will always develop ele ments of opposition in all governments. The constitutional convention held some time ago made provision whereby Gen. Reyes was to hold the office of presi dent for ,'a period of ten years, after which It was to be filled by the Incum bent for a period of four years as in the United States. "Any revolutionary movement against Gen. Reyes has no prospect of success. Of this I am confident. The presi dent Is very popular with the army and although the soldiers are engaged In, work on the public roads they al ways are within reach so that they can be called in an emergency. "I had letters today from both Presi dent Reyes and the minister of foreign affairs and there was nothing In them to indicate. l' vidences o( dissatisfaction with the government or the formation of any plot to overthrow it." DEATHS OF THE DAY Moses Marks, Stockton By Associated Press. STOCKTON, • Dec. 21.— Moses Murks, one of the oldest of the early settlers of Stockton, passed away at his resi dence here this morning at the age of 84 years. The deceased had been a jeweler In the early days, but retired from business., years ago. He: was widely respected and esteemed. The deceased leaves a widow, two sons and two married daughters — Mrs. -M. P. Stein of this city and Mrs. Meyer Jacob of Tacoma. \ ,~U- Col. W. H. Clapp, Hartford, Conn. iy Associated Press. HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 21.— C01. Wm. H. Clapp (retired) died here today after an illness of several months. He wns born In Mentor, 0., September 7, 1.536. He entered the volunteer service in the Union army in 1861 as a private and rose to the rank of lieutenant col onel because of gallant and meritorious conduct. After the war he entered the regular army, and upon his retire ment in 1900 was advanced to the rank of colonel. Horatio Ray Miller, New York By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 21.— Word was re ceived In this city yesterday of the death in London of Horatio Ray Miller of this city. Mr. Miller died of pneu monia on the eve of his departure for this country, after a tour In Europe. Searching for Connors' Relatives Uy Associated Press. STOCKTON, Dec. 21.— The local au thorities are searching for the three sisters of Frank Connors, whose skull was crushed by falling from a gang plank of the steam barge H. K. Wright late last night. They reside In San Francisco and are married. Connors was formerly employed by Wainwrighl & Kaston In San Francisco and his re mains are at the morgue. Boodler Goes to Jail By Associated Press. MILWAITKKK, Dec. 21.—Ex-Alder man llobert i Rudolph was sentenced today to cne year in the Milwaukee house of correction, being found guilty of soliciting a bribe of $100 from former City Attorney Charles 11. Hamilton in 3901 to secure the- passage -of .an ex penso bill through the common council. Goes to Old People's Home Uy Associated Press. MADISON, Wis., Dec. 21.— Today li\ lonely old age. William H. Taylor, gov ernor of Wisconsin from 1874 to 187b, went to live ut the Old People's home near this city. In a notable fight before trie; supreme court Gov. Taylor established the right of the state to regulate corporations. Dies From Exposure Uy Aeßoclated Press. OAKLAND, Dec. 21.— The body of Martin Gallagher, an aged Inmate of the county infirmary, who wandereu away from that Institution on- Sunday night, was found' today hanging to ;» barbed wire fence, In which the cloth- Ing was entangled. It Is believed that the old man died from exposure and starvation. iStNMKInI San Jose Woman Kills Herself By Associated Press. fAN JOBK, Deo. 21.— Mrs. May Muloney, uged 27, wife of a young me. chunk', shot herself through the tem ple tonight, dying instantly. DetiponU tiuy due to continued Illness wns the CUUBtt, ODELL ATTACKS THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE AND HIGGINS TRY TO WRECK PARTY Declares Their Action la Due to Their Own Personal Ambitions — Speak. ershlp Fight Cause of Row By Associated Prass. NEW YORK, Dec, 21.— Former Gov ernor B, B. Odell, chairman of the Re publican state committee, made a statement today in which he charged President Roosevelt and Governor Hlg glns with a deliberate attempt to wreck the Republican party of this Btate for their own personal ambi tions. He declared that If disaster en sued they, not he, will be responsible. Mr. Odell's accusations were a part of his comment on the situation growing cut of the contest In the Republican party In this state for speakershlp of the New York state assembly. Mr. Odell declared himself In favor of X A. Merrltt, Jr., several days ago. On Monday last Governor Hlggln; came out in favor of J. W. Wadsworth jr. Mr. Odell said today: "I notice that Governor Ulgglns aald he never wns for Merrltt. Hhortly after the election I went to Governor Hlg- Kins and asked him whom he was for for speaker. He eliminated all but Merrltt, and said that neither New Ycrk nor Buffalo could have It because it would stir up opposition against the cities. I asked him If Merrltt would be satisfactory to him and he asked me to see Merrltt and aßk him some questions. I saw Merrltt and re ported to the governor and he said he was satisfied. I clearly understood ho was for Merrltt and wns never bo surprised as when he switched his trol ley. Thla Is the worst fuse of du plicity In politics I have ever known. Mr. Merrltt Is absolutely right in say- Ing 1 that the governor agreed to sup port him. He told the governor he would stay out of the contest if the governor wanted him to do so. Blames Roosevelt "Led by the collarless and eoatless young man wha took us all to defeat In 1891 (apparently referring to J. Sloat Fassett), William ttarnes, jr., Col. George W. Dunne and othei-s with sore thumbs visited Washington and stirred up this trouble. If President Roose velt had the good of the party at heart he could have sent for me at any time and I would have been glad to confer with him for the sake of obtaining har mony in the party. If that had been done, all this trouble would have been avoided without warfare. "I charge President Roosevelt and Governor Hlggins with deliberately trying to wreck the Republican party in this state for their own personal ambitions. If this means party dis aster, they and not I and my friends nre responsible. They and not I are to blame. "So far as gratitude is concerned. Governor Hlggins certainly owed me something. Instead of putting out the hand of friendship, he chose to throw stones at those who have been his friends. Hlggins could have told me that he did not want me nor Merrltt to be In this affair; but instead he throws stones. If the president wanted reform I was friendly and they could have had it. I charge him and Gov ernor Hlggins with injecting their per sonalities Into this matter. Their har mony consisted of 'knocking." They had time to write letters In support of District Attorney Jerome in the last city election, but never said a word for Ivins. There was no cause for friction. Mr. Halpin (chairman of the county Republican committee) was willing to go to Washington and see the president. They have done the damage and will have to take the con sequences. "The president sent for Olcott (for merly candidate for chairman of the New York County Republican com mittee) and then threw him down." Speaking of the candidacy of Con gressman Herbert Parsons for chair man of the New York county commit tee, Mr. Odell said: Trouble Due to Fassett "Parsons' idea of party harmony is to throw bricks at my friends. There was no talk of Odell or anti-Odell in the county committee. The trouble was. all . due to Mr. Fassett. He changes oftener than the tides. We are In for harmony if we have to fight for it. "I make the prediction that Wads worth will not be elected as speaker. We will put him out." Mr. Odell says he does not know whom the Hlggins following will sup port for state chairman. "Is It Fassett?" was asked. "I hope so," said Mr. Odell. At a dinner of Republicans of the Thirty-fifth assembly district in the Bronx last night Mr. Odoll told those present that he intends to remain as chairman of the Btate committee until the party indicates that It wanta a change. Influence from no matter how high a source, he said, will not affect his attitude. State Senator Maltby, speaking of the speakei-Rhip imbroglio, declared today that Governor Higgins' action In naming Wadsworth as his candi date for speaker was an "impeachable offense." "I never knew of such coercion," continued the senator. "The governor announces himself for Wadsworth and then up steps his insurance commis sioner, who haß retained his position under considerable dltllcultles, and de clares that his three men are for Wadsworth. "Then Railroad Commissioner. Al drtdge, whom Governor Higgins ap pointed lately, also announces himself loi Wadsworth and the effect of the governor's coercion Is evident, Is It not?" "Can you say • whether you intend to take steps to Impeach the gover nor?". "That depends on what more Is done In the matter. I shall hold that in re serve." HIGGINB MAKES REPLY Relates Last Conference With Odell In New York By Associated Press. ALBANY, Deo. 21.— Governor Hig b'lnß tonight replied In part to the statement made la New York today by former Governor Ji. D. Odell, Jr., chulriuun of the ltepublli'uu klhiv com mittee, in reference to the governor's action in proposing. Assemblyman James 'W. Wads worth of Livingston JWjIUSEMEMTS^^^ : fiRPHEUM THEATER SPRING STRRKT.B^.^cond and Third *■"' MATINEKS r>Alt.T EXCKPT MONDAY— 100 fllid 23c. 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Admission $1 to grounds and grandstand. J, W. BUOOKS, City Offices, RlO-811 Bradbury Building. Manager. BELASCO THEATER bklasco. mayer & co., Proprietor* c^^TJUW I nc^XICK. Phones: Main 3380: Home 267. TONIGHT— AII This Week. MATINEE TOMORROW. Tho Oreut Comedy Success— Mistakes Will Happen Three hours of fun nnd good holiday cheer. Nothing but fun all night. Prices: Nights, 25c tn 7Bc. Thursday and Saturday Matinees, 2oc to BOr. XMAB WEKK-JAMKB K. UACKETT/8 BIG SUCCESS, "THE CRISIS." JLf OROSCO'S BURBAMK THEATER sixth* main TONIGHT— ALL, WEEK— MATINEE SATURDAY," THE MERCHANT- OF VENICE Win. Desmond ns "Bassanlo." Blanche Hiill as "Portia." Henry Stoekbrldge ■as "Launcclot." John W. Burton as "Gobbo." Earle Ryder as ""Gt-ntlano." Leo Cooper us "Shylock." Specially enfjaned. Next Week— "LOST. STRAYED OR STOLEN." A musical comedy. 40 pretty show girls. Every Hnrbnnkrr In cast. Xmns Matlnnn Mnndny. QHUTES Today— Admission 10c CHIAFFARELLI'S ITALIAN EAND Open Air Matlneo Program will Include ".MAGIC KLIITE OVERTURE," "LA ■ CSIOCONDA," "OTHELLO," "DIXIE FANTASIE," ETC. Evening Program in Theater will comprise "TANNIIAUBBR OVERTURE." "ALBUM LEAF," "ATHAUA," SOPRANO SOLO BY MME. ALICE de CHAU-' VENET. ETC jj^^ j^jj y.^ I( J 0RR0 P £ VILLAGE TWENTY-FIVE HEAD HUNTERS! BASKET AND RUG WEAVING. SUN DANCES. WARDANCES. ETC. _. £ASE BALL-CHUTES PARK *$ oo n t % ?£.&% \& m " Bharp Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Association of Los Angeles TUFTS-LYON LOS ANGELES POLICE VI. VI. DTAS-CLINE LOS ANGELES FIREMEN General admission 25c. Reserved seals, grand stand, 10c extra. CASA VERDUGO jigfßgmf^: IV s ie typical feature of life in Southern Cali- fornia — an old adobe restaurant, conducted as it /jf*i£§ffl^&<u\ should he. with a menu that is the best to be had. AfrojrofVKft^ml . A picturesque little ride of eight miles The Pacific Electric Railway Cars From Sixth and Main Streets "PURE WHISKY," IS THE NEW SLOGAN OF MAYOR McAIEER "Pure whisky" is the slogan of. Mayor McAleer and the board of health. Last night, when the board met in the mayor's office, the city chemist reported that a certain wholesale liquor store on Fourth street was sellling a decoction of burnt sugar, fusel oil and high wines, which are In reality a third class alcohol, under the name of pure old whisky bottled in bond and aged in the wood. The stuff is put up in attractive look- Ing little vases and jugs which sell for a dollar each. When the report was finished the mayor said: "I be lieve that the board of health has no jurisdiction over this case for the county for speaker of the state assem bly. The governor's statement was made verbally, but dictated with more than ordinary care and deliberation to the group of newspaper correspondents. He said: "I have read the statement Gov eronr Odell sent out this afternoon from New York and published In the evening papers, in which he states I Bald I would not be for any can didate for speaker of the assembly from either the large cities of the state. I think he must have forgotten our last conference In New York last Fri day. "Previous to my going to New York I had learned through several members of the assembly that called on me that Governor Odell wua using my name for the purpose of securing pledges for Mr. Merrltt for speaker. I asked him by what authority he was using my name. He told me he thought that at a conference a month previous he Bald to me that Mr. Merrltt was the proper man for the place. I then asked him If he would agree upon any other candidate— any man In the legislature. He told me he would not: that ho was pledged to Mr. Merrltt and Mr. Merntt would not withdraw. I do not oare to discuss with Governor Odell through the press questions of honesty or dishonesty. "So far as the future of the Repub lican party Is concerned I think that I can safely be trusted with the press and the people ass to whether my action Is wise or unwise." Parsons Is Winner By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Deo. 23, 2:80 a. m.— Congressman Herbert W, Parsons wui, fSive^SromS 0 KJiulmo >5 /p, £ on every i whisky Is not adulterated. It Is not whisky at all. This place charges large enough prices tb sell the best of liquor and although as a member of the board of health I can do noth ing, as a member of the police commls- Bion I can do something and that is to take away the license of the man conducting the place. "There Is no reason why a man should be swindled into buying that sort of stuff than there Is for his buy ing milk that Is half water. "It is a small sort of a swindle at best and If It is possible I will stop the sale of that junk for whisky In this city. It is nothing short of outrageous and I will put a stop to it if I am able." 1 elected chairman of the New York county Republican committee by ac clamation. FRIGHTENS THIEF WITH LAMP Burglar in Sleeping Room Takes Flight When Brilliant Rays Are Thrown In His Face By Hashing a pocket electric light In the face of a burglar that .' wa» entering his room at 737 Hartford avenue at 1:30 o'clock this morning, C. M. Tuston frightened the intruder so that he leaped out of the room and made his escape. Tuston was awakened by n grating sound that proved to bo the raising of the window. After he gained con sciousness, Tuston realized that some one was entering through the window and seeking to frighten the thief, he flashed the lamp In his face. BOY ROBS AGED SOLDIER Strikes Crippled Warrior Between Eyes and Rifles Pockets Be. fore Several Onlookers W. D. Harris, an Inmate of the Sol diers' home, was knocked down ami robbed of a gold watch, two rings and $15 by a mere boy at Third and Main streets shortly before Z o'clock ' this morning. Pedestrians heard the cry of Harris and saw the thief run but were unable to capture him. ' ' According to the police the lad ap proached Harris, who Is SO years old, and struck him between the eyes. After rifling his pockets the boy made his escape.