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IN TWO PARTS
VOL. XXXIII, NO. 83.
MANY KILLED IN
CONFLICT BETWEEN TROOPS
Shops Boarded Up, Tramways Have
Stopped, and There Are No
Papers or Electric
Spocin.l Cable to Ths Humid.
MOSCOW, Dec. 22.— Shops are being
boarded up, tramways have stopped
and there arc no newspapers or elec
Bloodshed began Inst night nt the
Aquarium gardens, where the strikers
held a mass meeting. liefore this wns
concluded the Roslonsky regiment ap
peared on the scene and requested tho
strikers ■to surrender their weapons.
A fight ensued and many were klllfld.
The strike leaders this morning, fol
lowed by crowds, picketed the princi
pal 'streets, threatening violence to
those opeing shops. Everybody yield
ed, although the police were present.
Another light took place at midday In
front of the governor's palace. There
were numerous casualties, though .re-
Hablo details are unobtainable and
wild rumors magnify things tenfold.
Thousands of strikers are still about,
Pinging revolutionary songs and furth
er troubles are expected. The military
Is reported as reliable.
CZAR FINALLY DECIDES
Universal Suffrage Will Not Be
Granted to People
By Associated Prons.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 23.— The
emperor and his cabinet late last night
reached a final decision regarding the
electoral law deciding against universal
and equal suffrage unrl in favor of the
extension of the law promulgate'!
August 19 last to include, in addition
to the small land owners in the country
the workmen and the educated classes,
the small rent payers in the cities. The
details of this law were covered at the
time in these dispatches.
The douma will be convoked in
In high government circles the
greatest confidence In expressed that
the general strike will fall.
So far as St. Petersburg is concerned
the battle is certainly going against the
revolutionaries. Unless better results
are obtained elsewhere or the fight
enters on a distinctly new phase, the
leaders will be compelled to beat a gen
eral retreat in order to save their
,lm splto.of the . heruulonn; efforts of
the local chiefs to cheer on their fol
lowers the past forty-eight hours have
not produced any extension of the
What was gained yesterday by the
strike of tho printers, which was in
complete, was offset by the return to
work of 10,000 men in the Seminovsky
. mills and the announcement that 12,090
men of tho Poutlloff iron works would
jjo back Monday.
The government's firm stand effect
ively prevented the strikers keeping up
t(\e excitement in St. Petersburg by
"tfyd flag" demonstrations and by the
old *>lan of marching from mill to mill
and Virclng tho men to strike. Some
of the leaders already confess that
the "outlook Is discouraging and they
express tho fear that the . organizations
wore guilty of a blunder in striking
•without duo preparation. Nevertheless
they declare that the provinces can
still turn the tide.
Tho main hope of the stride leaders
rests on Moscow, where the tie-up is
• practically complete. A telephone mes
sage from Moscow today represents the
situation there as grave on account of
the attitude of tho troops, it being re
ported that tho artillery was on the
verge of mutiny and that there was
a plot to abduct Gov. Gen. Doubassoff,
which, however, was frustrated.
The government has received no con
firmation of these reports and pro
fesses absolute confidence in the loyalty
of the array,' which It says cannot be
Bhaken by the present demonstration.
It is pointed out by the officials that
the only place where the soldiers are
known to have refused to obey the
' command to fire is Kharkoff.
The proletariat, the officials say, may
succeed In worsting the authorities In
some places and in disorganizing traffic
everywhere, but they say there is not
the slightest danger of any uprising
which could seriously threaten the over
" throw of the autocracy.
Strike Has Reached Great Propor.
tions In St. Petersburg
By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 22.— 1t Is
difficult to judge whether the general
political strike, can be ranked aa a
success or a failure. The authorities
are bewildered by the strength of the
strikers, and the strike has reached
formidable proportions in Ht. Peters
burg, where, according to the officials,
over a third of tho workmen obeyed
tho order of > the workmen's council.
The strike lead era uro confidently as
serting that tho others will be brought
Into line immediately. The governor,
however, has succeeded in keeping
railroad traffic out of St. Petersburg
moving with reasonable regularity.
The scanty dispatches received from
the interior do not indicate whether the
order to strike it) meeting with a gen
eral response, which will be necessary
to prevent It flashing In the pun— like
the November strike.
The government, while entering on a
vigorous offensive cumpulgn agninttt
tho revolutionary leaders and making
arrests by the wholesale, maintains an
air of calm confidence, it has issued a
reassuring communication declaring
that all neceHSary measures have been
taken, to prevent disorders.
The proletariat organizations are
inurfihaling all their forces. The pre
vailing impression is that with the lim
ited funds at the disposition of the
unions the strike must spread rapidly
and then a new and more violent phase
or the gume will be lost by the revolu
"General December" and "General
Hunger* are powerful allies on all
sides of tin: emperor ut the present
time, just as they were In tho tight
Hgalnst Napoleon, and II Ih thought
(Clnnllnuwi «■ Varna Twu.t
Los Angeles Herald.
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MORMONS IN VERMONT
Fifty Arrive to Attend Dedication of
Monument to Joseph
By As«neln.ted Press
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Doc. 22.—
A pnrty of fifty Mormons arrived hern
today from Utnh, Ohio nnd New York
to bo present at the dndlcntlon of n
monument erected to the, memory of
Prophet Joseph Smith, founder of the
Mormon faith, on the site of a fnrm
house in Sharon where lie was born
ono hundred years npro.
I'renldcnt Joseph P. Bmllh nnd his
second counselor, Anthony L. Lund,
blshopn nnd reprcsentaflvps of tho
many branchps of tho Htnlth family,
rnmtj in a prlvnto car from Salt LflkO
City nnd nnother party of twenty Mor
mons ciime from New York.
The party visited tho birthplace of a
relative of the prophet at Turnbrlilgo
nnd this evening a soctnl meeting wns
The dedicatory nervier* -will bo held
in a memorial cottago which has been
built over tho old foundation of thu
Tho exercises will be informal. Presi
dent Smith will make the dedicatory
prayer and members of tho Mormon
choir will sing.
Other services will bo held hero Sat
urday night nnd Sunday.
BEEF TRUST TRIAL IS SET
Jury Is Selected and the Case Will
Will Come Up Janu
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Dec. 23.— The twenty-one
persons and corporations indicted on
charges of conspiracy In restraint of
trade in the meat business will go to
trial January 19, 1906, on their ten spe
cial pleas for immunity. The Jury, as
finally accepted today after eighty-two
venlremen had been on the stand, con
slsta of five farmers, three real estate
dealers, two carpenters, one stock
raiser and one printer. After a long
charge by the court the twelve men
were allowed to ko to their homes un
til the date of tho trial. '
The verdict of this jury will decide
only whether tho packers are to' be
tried later on the main charge In the
case or go free altogether, because, un
der the law, they are entitled to im
munity from prosecution if, as the>
assert, they furnished evidence against
themselves during the Oarfleld Inves
tigation and which evidence, it is de
clared by the defendants, was used
against them to bring the indictments.
MEXICANS ARREST FINSTAD
Bodies of Victims of Bandits' Raid
Are Still Held Pending an
By Associated Press.
XL PASO, Tex., Dec. 22.— L. H. Fln
stad of Los Angeles, at whose home two
Americans were killed or wounded, at
Diaz, Mexico, has been arrested by
the Mexican . authorities.
Finstad's arrest, it is fcolievcd, has
no significance in itself, being ordered
simply in compliance with the Mexican
law. . Mrs. Finstad, 'who artivetl here
today from Los Angeles, gives the fol
lowing as the correct names of those
who were attacked at her husband's
O. U. Finstad, Los Angeles.
C. W. McMurray, Los Angeles,
brother of Mrs. Finstad.
Robert G. Coughcncr ("Shorty"), Los
Robert W. Rutherford, Philadelphia.
The bodies of Rutherford and Mc-
Murray are still held at Santa Rosalia
pending an Investigation of tho affair
by the Mexican authorities.
ANGELENO BUYS FRANCHISE
Hugh T. Duff Gets Permit to Estab.
lish Electric Plant at
Special to The Herald.
SAN DIEGO, Deo. 22.— At a special
meeting of the town trustees of Es
condido this afternoon an electric light
franchise was sold to Hugh T. Duff
of Los Angele3 fcr $25.
The franchise is to run for fifty
years and for the first' live years Mr.
Duff is to have the franchise for noth
ing. After live years he is to pay 2
per cent of the gross earnings to the
city of Escondido. Work must begin
in installing the plant inside of four
months and it must be rtniKhed in a
year. Mr. Duff does not propose to
wait for the four months, but will im
mediately begin the -construction of a
$30,000 plant. It is claimed that tho
proposition may later mean power for
an electric line.
Injunctions Against Scalpers
By Associated Press.
SALT LAKE, Utah, Dec. 22.—Injunc
tions to prevent eleven "scalpers" who
have offices In Utah from buying or
selling railroad tickets issued by the
Southern Pacific and the Denver &
Rio Grande companies were filed here
today in the federal court. The com
plainants aro D. E. Iturloy, general
passenger agent of the Harriman lines
ut this place, and I. A. Benton, general
agent here of the Rio Grande lines.
Judge Marshall cited the eleven defend
ants to appear on February 12 and
show cause why the injunction should
not be issued. -i-
Many Lives Imperiled
By Associated Press.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Dec. 22.— The
breaking of the shaft on the Port Or
chard steamer Athlon today on Its rim
from Taeoma to Seattle resulted in the
total destruction of tho engine, und had
It not been for tho work of tho oftl
cers, the lives of seventy passengers
might have been lost. Tho engine was
stopped in time to prevent it tearing
the boat to pieces. All passengers and
crew escaped injury. Tho Athlon was
towed to port.
Salinas Man Kills Himself
By Ahpoclated Press.
SALINAS, Dec. 22.— Frank Watson,
nged 76 yours, a native of Montei ;y
county, died suddenly lam night from
the effects of chloroform tukeu with
suicidal intent. He hud been despon
dent for some time over fancied misfor
tunes. He was a brother of former
Sheriff Tom Watson of thin county.
May Investigate Land Frauds
By AsHoeliiteil l'ri'sa.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 83.— Htttte
Minerulogiat Lewis 10. Aubury tiuid to
day, in reference to the uttertloiiH nmdc
by him regarding land frauil.s In Call.
fornin, that he would confer with the
United Htateu district attorney and that
the matter might be broiutM before
the federal grund jury.
SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1905.
MANIAC KEEPS A
TOWN IN PANIC
REAL ESTATE MAN HOLDS PO
LICE AT BAY
Boards Train .at Turlock for Fresno
and la Captured— Officers Ad.
mlt They Are Afraid
By Associated Press,
FRESNO, Dec. 22.-After holding
tho town of Turlock In a panic for
half a day, W. W. Coward, a real es
tate dealer of Turlock, boarded a truln
for Fresno and was tonight arrested on
his arrival here.
• Coward wns crnzy. At the train nt
Turlock he struck Constable George
Dnvls, who with three other officer*
nttempted to arrest him, In the client
with an Iron Ico pick and dangerously
Injured him. The officers confessed
that they wero not willing to tackle
Coward, who is nn immenso man, and
the train came on south.
At Merced two officers went Insldo
and took v look at Coward, but knew
that they could not handle him. At
Fresno Sergeant R. M. Devoe, Police
men Hradley, Welch and Brewbackar
were In waiting for' him. Coward got
ofC the train, which Is the local duo here
at 10:30, but which did not arrive until
almost 12 o'clock on account of the
trouble caused by tho madman.
He was seized from behind; ho still
c!lnched the Ice pick and made a vi
cious dig at Bradley with it and it was
only the immense strength of the police
that saved him from harm.
Coward is now in tho Insane ward.
He Is well known In Woodland, where
he went Insane six years ago.
NEGRO MURDERER HANGED
Had Arranged to Hake Signals With
His Hands After Drop
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 22.— Edwin J. Tap
loy, a negro wife murderer, 'was hanged
at the county jail In Jersey City today.
It was said that Tapley had arranged
with a clergyman to signal with his
hands after the drop fell to show that
he was alive nml realized what was
transpiring. Taploy's hands did twitch
convulsively, but Rev. lOmil Meury,
with whom it was said he hnd arranged
to make tho signals and who witnessed
the hanging, refused to say whether the
movements of the hands were like the
prearranged signals. After the rope
had be.en : placed about Tapley's neck
nrwt lie-wits ask«d whether lie had any
thing to say he replied:
"Gentlemen, I am guilty of this crime
— exceedingly guilty. . I am sorry for it.
She led me into it by torturing me. I
am sorry for It and am justly pun
When the hangman stepped forward
to lighten the rope. Tapley collapsed
and fell to his knees. Tho doctors ex
amined the body seven minutes after
It had shot through tho trap and found
evidences of life. The man was pro
nounced dead Just thirteen minutes
after the trap was sprung.
ENJOINS SALT LAKE ROAD
Work on Spur Track to Quarry Held
Up by Court Order at
Special to The Herald.
RIVERSIDE, Dec. 22.— The Salt Lake
has run against a small snag in an In
junction which was granted by Judge
Noyes. Complaint is made by Frank
A. Tetley that the defendant railroad
corporation had made surveys over a
strip of land twenty feet wide in West
Riverside and has refused to make any
compensation whatever. It is asked
that upon a proper showing the tem
porary injunction be made permanent.
The land in question is on- the rouU
of the spur to the Blyston quarry
which the Salt Lake is putting in from
Pedley station in West Riverside, and
the injunction will probably hold up
the work until a settlement is mad<>
satisfactory' to Tetley.
WILL IMPOUND WATERS
Extensive Reservoir System on the
Upper Carmel River Is
By Associated Press.
PACIFIC Q HOVE. Doc. 22.— A plan
of impounding tho Hood waters of the
Carmel river has been decided upon by
the Pacific Improvement company. The
necessary properties have been secured
p.nd extensive reservoirs will be formed
on the upper Carmel by means of im
pounding dams. The outlay Involved,
Including conveyance to tho existing
reservoirs, will be about $300,000.
Although the average rainfall In the
valley is about thirteen inches, In parts
of the watershed It amounts to three
times that umount and a great quan
tity of water is expected to bo retained
by the projected dams. ,
Must Pay 1004 Sugar Tax
Uy Associated Presa.
SAN DOMINGO. Republic of Santa
Domingo, Dec. 22.— The government
has ordt-red tho enforcement of taxa
tion on the sugar produced in 1904 and
ha» declared that shipments will be
prohibited unless this tax Is puld. The
planters, however, refuse to pay, bas
ing their refusal on certain government
decrees and on contracts entered into
with them by which the sugar Industry
was to bo freed from all taxation for
a period of twenty yeurn. As v result
of this situation the plantations may
ceuse cultivation. American interests
aro largely involved. Tho country is
Fire in Oklahoma ' City
Uy AnßOclated Preu«
OKLAHOMA 1 CITY. Oklu., Dec. 22.—
Tho Oklahoma Ice and IJrewiiiK. com
pany'M cold Htorage plant, owned by
Adolphutt UUHch of St. I.nnla and coin
mining 7000 caartt of iffis, wuh dt-
Htroyed by tiro toduy. Lioss, »75,000. A
men I wiiKim driver wuh arretitpil
charged with having net tire to the
NO ROW WITH MORGAN
Zimmerman Says He Had No Trouble
Over Cincinnati, Hr.mllton
By .Aosneifitcd presa
CINCINNATI. Ohio, Deft 22.— 1n nn
Interview published here torlny Kugene
/Inimrrnitin, former president of thn
Cincinnati, Hnmllton & Dnyton rail
road, pa Id:
"If tho platiH of thn Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dnyton directors nrn cur
ried out ns outlined In Now York dl«
pntchPFt, It will niPini that tho Cln
rlnnntl. Hnmllton ft Dayton will bo
clem- of the Pore Miirquettc und tho
Chicago, Cincinnati ft liOtllHVllle. There
la positively nnd absolutely no truth
In any of tho ptiitPincnts friftdo to the
effect thnt there was a stormy con
ference between J. P. Morgan nnd
myself. The facts are thnt I did not
hnvo nny conference with Mr. Morgan
before the purchase of the Cincinnati.
Hamilton & Dayton by him, nor after
It was turned back to him ngnln by the.
Brio. I have received nil my money
f(>r the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dnyton
securities t held, so I have no Interest
In the properties.
"I enn only sny thnt tho transaction
from beginning to end was square and
nbovo bonrd and tho full records of
tho various properties wero gone over."
BAER VISITS ANTHRACITE
BOARD OF CONCILIATION
GIVES TOAST "BLESBED ARE THE
Miners Believe This Utterance Augurs
Well for Agreements In the Future,
but Operators Are Not So Opti.
By Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22.— The
anthracite board of conciliation met In
the ofllces of the Philadelphia & Read
ing Railway company today and
transacted considerable business, but
did not reach a decision on any of
the questions taken up. An incident
of the session was a visit paid to the
board by President George F. Baer of
the Reading railway, who remained a
few minutes and Invited tho members
of the board to join him at luncheon
in the room of the board oj' directors
of the company. During the luncheon
Mr. Baer proposed the following:
"To the anthracite board of concilia
tion I propose the toast: 'Blessed are
the peacemakers.' "
To the three representatives of the
miners who make up half of the board
the wordH of Mr. Baer augured well
for the future relations between th«
mine workers and the operators. The
representatives of the operators placed
no significance to the toast, saying
that Mr. Baer deßlred to make an
appropriate Christmas toast.
So far as can be learned the recent
convention of the miners was not
touched upon by any of those present,
and neither Mr. Baer nor the mem
bers of the board would discuss the
situation. It Is rumored .that the min
ers'"tepeclarconiinlttee hWsent a com
munication to the operators.
FREEDOM FOR MEXICAN
Sentence Communted on Condition
That He Return to His Coun.
try and Remain
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO. Deo. 22.— Governor
Pardeo today commuted the sentence
of J. J. Alvarez, a native of Mexico,
upon the condition that he go back to
Mexico und never again return to Calt
fornla. Alvarez was convicted of mur
ner committed on the streets of San
Diego in 1880 in n drunken brawl. Ho
was sent to San Quentln prison for life.
He Ih a Mexican veteran of the Mexi
can war, and soon after, his conviction
the Mexican government, through its
ambassador at Washington, began an
endeavor to secure his release. Certifi
cates were secured from the judge. and
some members of th jury to the effect
that the case was nearer one of man
slaughter than one of murder.
The Mexican government kept tip its
efforts to secure the prisoner's release
and finally, in 1898, the statu board of
prison directors investigated the mat
ter and recommended that the sentence
be commuted. Nothing was done at
that time, but the present board of
prison directors took up the matter
last October and a similar recommenda
tion was made.' The Mexican consul in
San Francisco laid the matter before
Governor Pardee with the result that
a conditional commutation will bo
The twenty-five years that Alvarez
has been in prison is equivalent to a
forty-year sentence, under tho credit
BANK PRESIDENT EXPIRES
John Came of Ventura Passes Away.
Was Well Known in
By Aosoclated Press.
VENTURA, Deo. 22.— John Came.
president of the First National bank
of Ventura und one of tho leading
ornhnrdists and business men of this
county, died In this city today.
Mr. Cnrno came to this county from
Chicago about ten years ago. In that
city ho wus well known us tho chief
deputy in the county clerk's office for
Ho was prominent In Republican pol
itics in Chicago and after coming to
this county took a leading part In poli
tics, attending state and county con
ventions. He had recently organized
and was inudo president of the Dunk
of Fillmore In this county. He was
a native of Nngland, U8 years of age.
Ho leaves a family of six grown
children, v ' (
Longshoreman's Penalty Remitted
By Associated Press.
HKLLINGHAM, Wash., Dec, 22.— Carl
Fisher, member of the Longshore
men's union, convicted of participa
tion in the riots between longshoremen
and sutlorg on the steamer Shasta here
last spring, today hud his penalty of
$500 remitted on telegraphic instruc
tions from Governor Mead. Fisher has
iilrcuily spent two months hi the
county jail toward serving out tho flue.
Fatal Wreck in Mississippi
lly Assoclatou Press.
HOLLY SPIUNGB, Mix*. Deo. 22.—
Two coaches of v northbouml local
paosenger train on the lllinolu Central
railroad were derailed ami turned over
ii 1 wiMily-tlvi-fiMit cnilmiikiin-iil toduy.
Mrs, Jiiiin-M Wud« of lliddon. Mlhh.,
wan crushed to death. Six other pas
mi-iik''i> were injured, one probably
fatally. • ' ,
FOR BIG ROBBERY
EASTERN CROOKS WOULD
RIFLE JEWELRY STORES
Confession of a "Yegg"' Prevented
Triple Haul Slated for Last
Night — Informs Police of
Twelve of the bravest officers nn tbp
Los Angeles pollen force wero detailed
lr.pt evening In plnln clothes to guard
Montgomery Bros, 1 Jewelry store oti
South Spring street and two other largo
jewelry houses, with orders under no
clrcutngfancea to leave tho stores nnO
to Bhoot to kill If tho slightest ut
tftmpt at robbery was made.
This unusual order coining from the
head of the i>ol!ee department was tho
outgrowth of the confession of v re
formed "yegg-," whoso name Is with
held. After making the assertion thnt
ii gang of tho worst criminals of the
country were planning tho three rob
beries, the Crook told officers that he
would prove Its truth. This In a meas
ure was done.— enough to satisfy the po
lice that they were not being "roped
As the news gradually spread about
the police department nn effort was
made to suppress It, that no inkling
would reach tho band of crooks that
planned the jobs for late last evening.
Plan Escape in Automobiles
According to the information received
by tho police, the gang would distribute
themselves among tho three jewelry
stores and simultaneously strike tho
blow that would, if successful, reap a
rich haul. Their pluns were to kill n.l l
that Interfered and make their Escape
to a rendezvous by means of four au
Shaken by the news tho heads of
th« departments held a hurried con
ference early la the evening and at
onco decided to arm twelve of the
most trustworthy officers and detail
four to each street. Tho action was
Immediately carried out and within a
short time tho police were guarding
tho stores from within.
From the meager information said
to have been received by the heads of
the departments, three of tho men
"turned a big job" in Indiana recent
ly and have been in hiding since.
After communicating with several
despernte refugees from justice In Chi
cago the gang came to Los Angeles
and have been stopping nt the best
hostehies, living. on the money secured
in the Indiana Job.
"Yeggs" Offered Share for Help
Having carefully sized up tho sit
lU'tion in, Los Angeles, tho sang„«■«?
cided thHt three jewelry stores. In
cluding Montgomery Bros., would be
the easiest und safest "trick to turn."
In order to facilitate matterH the
high-class professionals allowed sever
al "yeggs"' whom they believed they
could trust to share In tliolr scheme,
providing they would assist. In this
way It was leanred of the plans. And
had it not been for the one "Judas"
there is little doubt that the attempt
would have been successful or several
A local business man was implicated
in tho confession, it is rumored; und
startling developments aro looked for
AFTER BOLL WEEVIL
Bureau of Entomology Fighting This
and Other Cotton Para
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Doc. 22.— According
to the annual report of L. C. Howard,
in charge of the bureau of entomology
of the department of agriculture, the
main work of the bureau for the past
fiscal year ended June 30, l!) 0.". was in
connection with the cotton boll weevil,
the cotton boll worm, importation of
beneficial insects from abroad, investi
gations of insects damaging forests and
deciduous fruit trees, work on insects
injurious to vegetable crops and affect-
Ing the great staple 'field crops, and
work in silk and bee culture. The in
vestigations into the cotton boll worm
were such that cotton planters will, it
Is stated, be enabled to control that
Kxperiments on a largo scale, extend
ing over practically the whole of the
wheat growing area, have been begun
looking toward the elucidation of cer
tain as yet unsolved problems in the
propagation of tho Hessian fly and of
the joint worms of wheat and also to
determine the best time to sow wheat
in the autumn in order to ward off the
autumn attack of the fly,
Investigations of the same insect In
the spring wheat regions have been
begun, since only recently has the Hes
sian lly spread Into this new country.
MURDER IS SUSPECTED
Charge That San Francisco Man Was
Poisoned by His Own
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dee. 82.— Nicholas
Gulll made a statement at the coroner's
oillee this morning to the effect that
Walter und Clarence Druesdom hud
told him they suspected their brother,
Albert L. Dmeßdom, had died from
poisoning. AlrVrrangements were com
pleto for tho Yunerul and cremation,
but the coroner issued an order direct
ing that tho body be removed to the
morgue for v postmortem investlga«
At HiR name time the statement of
Galll wan communlcuted to the detec
tives and un olllclal inquiry set on foot.
Galll in his statement to the police
alleged that it was his belief that
Druesdom hud bten poisoned by his
lie also intimated that Maggie Munn
uned hei- iniluence with the futher to
tr.duce him to dispose of the boii.
Plot to Assassinate KaUura
Ov Associated Pr«ss
LONDON. Dec* 23.— 'Hie correspond
rut of the JMily Telegraph ut Toklo re
ports the iirri'Ht of a fornier soldier
mimed Jllgurushl on the charge, of be
ing concerned in a plot to aHsusuinnta
I hi) premier, Count KulMira. hftaiiHi!
he ' consented tv v disgraceful . peace.
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NEW FACTS ABOUT OIL
Theory That Light Grade Exists Be.
neath Stratum of Heavy Is
rty Aaanrlntert Press.
BAKEftfIFIELD, Dec. 22.— The the
ory long since advanced thnt a stratum
or light oil cxlhlm bPiifiith the stratum
of heavy oil In the Kern river fields hm
been prnctlcnlly exploded by develop
im-nt work on the Grace Oil company*
For many months this company has
lifFii engaged In sinking a deep wd!
for the purpose of securing tho lighter
oil, which It wns belloved existed. Early
in tho week, at a depth of 3148 tent,
ii. large quantity of salt water Wftl
struck which flowed tip over tho top
of the caning. Tho water wns struck
In a stratum of sandstone, which In
believed to bo severnl hundred feet
thick. After tho water lmd been en
countered tho drill wan sent down IS
feet further, but os the wafer in
creased In <|iinntity and ns there wns
not tho slightest evidence of oil, tho
effort to bring in a well of light oil
Wai abandoned, the casing was ptiilpri
nnd the well shot at a depth of iibout
2000 feet, at which depth it will deliver
from 200 to 300 barrels of heavy oil n
There remains a possibility that thp
lighter oil exists, but at too Mrent n
depth to be practically accessible. The
frequent presence of Rns In the Grace
well would indicate oil.
COLLINS JURY DISAGREES
Fails to Reach Decision After Deliher.
ation of Over Twenty.
By Associated Preea.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 22.— The trial
of George D. Collins, the attorney ac
cused of perjury, came to a conclusion
tonight, when tho jurors, after having
been in deliberation i'or over twenty
four hours, were discharged without
having arrived at a verdict. The end
came about midnight when Judge Len
non decided that it would be useless to
longer confine the jurors to the jury
Shortly after 11 o'clock tonight the
jury reported that It was still unable
to arrive at a unanimous decision and
the court criticised their Inability to
come. to one mind regarding the evi
dence. He said he would give them
twenty minutes further to deliberate.
The defendant, Collins, thereupon made
a vigorous protest, declaring that the
court was endeavoring to coerce the
jury. At the expiration of the twenty
minutes the Jurors again reported a dis
agreement and were discharged. It is
understood that the vote was 8 for con
viction and 4 for acquittal.
HIS BICYCLE RUNS AWAY
Rancher of Devil Canyon Has Perilous
Ride on Santa Fe
Special to Tho Herald.
SAN BERNARDINO, Dec. 22.— A
perilous experience was had today by
Howard Longman, a rancher, living
at the mouth of Devil canyon, while
coming, to the.clty.ou.hlH bicycle. llr>
usually tides down the Santa Fe track
for several miles. Today the heavy
wJnd caught him" like a sail, causing
hftn to lose control of his pedals and
to gain a terrific speed. I
Ho was unable to stop or to run his
wheel off the track because of the. track
being several feet above surrounding
level. Ho had sped down tho track
nearly five miles when he suddenly
heard a freight train coming behind
him. He hoped to reach Mt. . Vernou
avenue and swing into it' from the
track, but was unable to do so. The
engineer, however, saw the mun's peril
ous position und brought his train to
a stop. Longman's legs we're lacerated
by the pedals and his trousers were
torn to shreds by the rapidly revolv
DR. M'DOUGAL ACCEPTS
Becomes Director of Department of
Botanical Research at Car.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.— Dr. Daniel
Trcmblay McDougal of New York has
accepted the appointment as director
of the newly created department of
botanical research established by the
Carnegie institute of this city. Dr.
McDougal resigns as assistant di
rector of tho New York Botanical
Gardes to accept the position.
Godfrey Sikes, a civil engineer and
surveyor of Flagstaff, Ariz., has been
made superintendent of the desert res
ervation i'ttached to the institution.
Dr. MoDougal will go next week to
the desert laboratory, where he will
remain four months. The new mem
bers of the staff will assemble there
and with them he w..l arrange plans
for extensive scientific Investigations to
extend o\ r several years.
SENT BACK TO BELGIUM
Man Who Says He Lost Fortune in
Galveston Flood De
By Associated Press.
NEW YOHK. Dee. 22.— Honry Kuiper
of Galveston, Texas, who claims that
he was worth $30,000 before the Gal
veston flood, which he says wiped out
his fortune, was deported today on the
steamer Colorado. Kuiper says that, he
became a naturalized American citizen
In 1885 and that ho had a hardware
buslneßS In Oalveston. After losing his
money he returned to his home In
Antwerp, Belgium, but falling to pros
per there, und wish to return to the
United States, ho hid on the steamer
St. Andrews, which arrived hero last
week! He wuh caught and, lacking
proper Identification papers, was de
ported as a stowaway.
To, Consolidate Street Railways
By Associated Press.
NEW YOHK, Dec. 22.— A consolida
tion of the subway, elevated and sur
face traction lines of Manhattan Island
Is believed to be probablo us a result
of the sale of tho Interests of Thomas
X liyun in the Metropolitan Street
railway system to August liclmont.
The Metropolitan system includes prac
tically all the aurfuce roads on the
island and Mr. llelniont Is president
of tho Interborough Rapid Transit com
pany, which operates the elevated
roads and the subway.
Fuss Arrested In Riverside
lUVISUBIDK. Dw, 22.— Alber Fuss
wiih urre»ted tonight by MurHhal Wil
son 'on" v - warrant from I'asadenu
charging burglary. Kiimm had disposed
of two valuable silver pieces at a locai
pawn utinp. . together with ankles of
Main News Section
to Be Dropped
Wife Gets Million for
Steel Magnate Declares That He Hat
Broken With Mabelle Gilman.
Wife at Home With
Special to The Herald.
PITTSBURG, Dec. 22.— Mrs. Laura
Cook Corey has decided to abandon her
Intention of approving for a divorce
from her husband, W. Ellis Corey,
president of the United States steel
corporation. She had been offered $1,
000,000 as n Christmas gift by him to
do so and he hus assured her that he
has broken with Mnbcllc Gilman. He
has also promised to make a will; In
which his son Allan shall be his solo
Mrs. Corey has accepted this offer,
according to some of her closest friends,
which was mado yesterday afternoon
at the Union depot, when she alighted
from the train. Sho was met . by Al
fred A. Corey, father of the steel king,
who was' empowered to make her the
above offer. She accepted and then
hud her trunks directed to the eldsr
Corey's home and went with him on
the suburban train.
Mrs. Corey got into the home of her
relatives by the back door, coming up
the railroad tracks with' her son Allan,
while her father-in-law came up tho
front street whistling. Onco in the
Corey home she wns safe and it was
not until past midnight when a neigh
bor saw Mrs. Corey step to the door
to greet some guests at the house, that
her presence here were discovered. .This
morning Mrs. Corey, with a lot of
women as a bodyguard, went shopping,"
but she kept out of the way of nil
newspaper men nor would she talk to
"W. E. Corey's wealth Is estimated
at over ten millions. When tho Corey3
were married the steel magnate was
working for a salary of $40 per month.'
ARREST JAPANESE FOR ARSON
■ . •
Believe Oriental Set Incendiary
Fire for Spite at
... Woman . •■
T. ' Nuk.ifuku was arrested by Pa
trolman McCurt late last evening on
suspicion of attempting to set fire -to
h house at 20!t North San Pedro street,
Thursday evening. The officer, believes*
that he has a clear case uguinst the
Japanese but will not prefer the charge
of arson until certain.
According to what could be learned
from tho patrolman last evening Na
knfuka was in tho vicinity of the in
cendiary fire Thursday night. • Later a
box of blazing shavings on which hail
been poured oil was found under the
rear porch. ■• ; >:.\
THE DAY'S NEWS
Southern California: Fair Sat.
urday, heavy froot in the morn. 1
ing; light northeast wind; citrus
fruit growers advised to fire early.
Maximum temperature in Los
Angeles yesterday, 58 degrees;
minimum, 41 degrees.
I— Coreys make up.
2 — Ehler says he can save Powers.
3 — Hold conference on speakership,
A — Editorial.
s— City news.
6.7— Classified advertisements.
B—Claim8 — Claim men are clever thieves.
I—Welcomes1 — Welcomes Bishop Conaty.
2 — Sports.
3 — Organize big cattle company.
A — Lofty figures prevent ans-vers.
6 — Southern California news.
Insurance lnventlgatlon discloses pecu
liar methods of tho Mutual Life.
Corey and wlfq reconciled i ho promises
to drop Alabe.lU) Ollmun.
New York legislators hold conferences
Campbrll-Hnnnorman'.s speech urou.se*
indignation of conservatives.
Many klHeil hi battles between peas
antry ami oftlcera In Moscow.
Czar reaches final decision not to giant
Uarry-Sehrock light ut San Diego results
in a draw.
Sherill killed by Insane mini at Uklah.
Movement on foot for statu association
Teachers" institute gives notice of battle
against school book trust.
Court orders principal of Whlttlor high
Mchool to reinstate lad recently expelled
for playing football.
Two hundred buys presented with pouml
boxen of rundy by committed of jnvonlio
court during hisslom held at tho J>r»a<l
wiiy Christian church.
Citizens of Wilmington pass Incorpora
tion of city by voto and elect nninidp d
Former servant sues mistress for $100 000
damages becaimn of uutoniobtle accident,
Chinese children have big Christmas
llishop Conaty given an ctitlnisiastSi!
welcome on his return from abroad.
I'iittlo kiiiKM merge lnturests in Califor
nia and Mexico and form big company.
Hoard of publlo works rejects bids on ,
fifteen improvements on account of high
Deputy ' sheriffs arrest three men on
charge of stealing many hoi.s.s and car
Mun leaps from third floor of lli.i.i
Lincoln during tiro punk-; . breaks both