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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 89.
HARPER NAMES FAMILY Cole, Schenck, White and Lewis for the Police Board Edelman and Woodill to Serve on the Park Commission Councilmen.elect Will Hold a Caucus Tonight to Finally Determine Makeup of Standing Committees HARPER'S NEW OFFICIAL FAMILY For police board: Nathan Cole, jr. ; business man, sugar refiner and prom inent Democrat. Sam Schenck, Republican, real estate agent. Will A. White, present sher iff. Republican, defeated for re election. H. W. Lewis, Democrat, Liberal league representative. For park board : Dr. D. W. Edelman. W. B. Woodill. Mayor-elect Arthur C. Harper has finally selected his police commission ers. Nathan Cole jr. has been prevailed upon to accept a place on the police •■ornmlssion with the understanding that he will be free to retire when the machinery of the administration runs (smoothly. With Mr. Cole on the board will be Sam Schenck, Will A. White and H. W. Lewis. This announcement ) puts an end to trio rumors and prophecies and ends the wire pulling that has given Mr. Harper more work and worry than a dozen of the companies he Is interested in. These four men have been mentioned ln these columns as likely to be ap pointed from the nature of their in dorsements, and it was no secret that the incoming mayor has had frequent conferences with the quartet. Cole Consents Mr. Harper has pronounced views on the duties that lie before the police board, and because of the sense of re sponsibility that attaches to the office he has asked Mr. Cole to enter the official family. Mr. Cole was a favorite for governor recently on the Demo cratic ticket, is a successful, business man and familiar with the political game. Sheriff White, who is also named, stands as an experienced police official aside from his Republicanism. He has views on police matters that coincide with Mr. Harper's and Is besides an old-time friend; hence there will be harmony of administration. Messrs. Schenck and Lewis are well known in club as well as business cir cles and have been active workers In local politics. Mr. Lewis' selection ends the strife started by the mention of the name of Gessner Williams for the com missionershlp through the liberal ele ment. Bequeaths a Lemon Mayor McAleer's outgoing board will bequeath to its successors a number of unfinished items, one of which doubtless will be the Injunction proceedings pre venting the signing of the ordinances making it easier to start saloons and allowing' wholesalers to sell small quan tities of potations. Commissioner James acted as attorney for the mayor in this proceeding in hope of having the liti gation settled before the new year. What bearing the new board will have on the tenure of office of Police Chief Ed Kern is not known to out siders as yet, but the belief is that he Will be allowed to demonstrate what he can do. Some of the newly mentioned mem bers have expressed themselves as pleased with chief Kern's activity against the fake mediums and fake auctioneers, and other signs of an ag gressive administration shown by the former councilman who now wears a stunning new uniform. The board will, during its incumben cy 1 have a larger number of patrolmen nt its disposal than previous bodies, will have lieutenants and more ser geants, and the tendency is to keep on enlarging the force us well as to modernizing and enlarging the jail and stations. New Park Board Two other appointments regarded as positive were given out last night. They are Dr. D. W. Edelman and W. 8. Woodlll on the park board. Mayor-elect Harper has a warm spot ln his heart for the parks. He will do all he Can to beautify, popularise and lncrease the area and utility of these public breathing spots, his friends say. When recently the mayor-elect was a guest with the Elks of Mayor McAleer at the visit to the elks' paddock In Griffith park the fact leaked out that the park commissioners had almost to Meal the funds needed to construct the poles and wire fence around the eikx 1x 1 insure. Mr. Harper remarked then anil there that there ought to be no skimping with the parks. He re marked thai other economies could well bc practiced for the Make of the beauti ful areas which have helped to make Los Angeles tho city beautiful. Tonight at 8 o'clock it caucus will be held to illscuHs final action on the com mil tee* of the new council, Wednesday night a number of the it uulluui-d uu I'uik' lour. I Los Angeles Herald. PRICE: >° Bl * w %SSr t | 65 CENTS "BILLS" GLORIFIED AT ANNUAL BILL CLUB SESSION By Associated Tress. EXCELSIOR SPRIiTOS, Mo., Dec. 28. — One hundred men find three women attended the third annual dinner of the Bill Club of the World here last night. • Several or the honorary members, among them Bill Warner, Bill Stone, Bill Nelson, Rill Wallace, Rill Lynch, Bill Henrst and m Scots or other mils, were unable to be present, Judge Bill Fowler acted as tmst mnster, Bill Btelck'a orchestra Furnished Instrumental mualc and the Bill quartet, rontposed of B. I Browne!!, Bill !>«•• paven, Bill Walfcii - nnd Bill Courtney, siiiiK sours glorifying tho iniis. STABS WOMEN; KILLS HIMSELF Lover In a Fit of Insane Jealousy Jealousy Fatally Wounds His Inamorata and Her Mother.in.Law By Associated Press PORTLAND, Doc. 2R.-A terrible tragedy was enacted In the kitchen of (lie little home of Arthuro nignnml, at Harrison and Water streets, in South Portland, today, when Juigi Salvgnanl an Italian, stabbed and killed Julia Blgnaml and probably fatally stabbed Mrs. Blgnami's iiged mother-in-law, Mrs. Aniiini Vlsmora. Bnivgnanl, alter committing tho hor rible deed, went to fi7 North Third street and shot himself fatally. Tho Blgnaml family recently came hero from Los Angeles, whore Salvgnani also lived for several weeks, Portland being his home. Salvgnanl entered the kitchen of the Bignami home this morning while Mrs. Vlsmora was bonding over a washtub and Mrs. Blgr.aml was preparing her 9-months-old baby for his morning bath. Almost without saying a word Saiv gnnni drew a dl.k and plunged it into Mrs. Blgnnmi's breast, she dropping the baby and run through the kitchen floor and Into the yard, Saivgnani pur suing her. Mrs. Bignami oxpired almost imme diately, dropping at her assailant's feet. Not satisfied with having killed Mrs. Bignami, the murderer rushed back into the kitchen and stabbed Mrs. Vls mora in the back, and, thinking that she would die, Immediately left the house and went rapidly to North Third street, la North Portland, and shot himself. He was removed to the hospital, where he died. The exact circumstances surrounding thr> tragedy are hard to obtain, but It is believed insane Jealousy prompted the deed. PLEADS INSANITY TO ESCAPE GALLOWS By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28.— T0 save himself from th« gallows, John Siem sen, former convict and confessed mur derer, will probably rely solely upon a plea of Insanity. John J. Greeley, Siem sen's attorney, admitted this to be the fact when he argued before Judge Cook today for delay in the case in order that a commission may take testimony in the Hawaiian islands bearing on the defendant's sanity. Judge Cook denied the motion for de lay, also denying the motion for the ap pointment of a commission to hear tes timony of witnesses outside of the state. January 3 is the date set for the commencement of the trial, the court haying also denied the motion for a change of venue because of prejudice said to exist in this county. CHARGE MEAT CAUSED PTOMAINE POISONING By Associated Press. SAN JOSE. Dec. 28.— Alfred Bowen and W. B. Rouen* today swore to com plaints against a local meat dealer, ehurging him with selling impure meats, and warrants were issued for his arrest. The charges Brew out of the whole sale poisoning last evening of the com plainants and eight other people, mem bers of their families, all of whom par took of meat purchased from the shop in question and were taken down with ptomaine poisoning. Remedies wore immediately resorted to, and all will recover. PROPOSE PRESIDENT JORDAN FOR SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE By .\ss,,,iat.d press. Washington, Dec. 28.— a meeting Of the board Of regents of the Smith sonian Institution will be held January 10, when a secretary will be chosen to succeed the lats Prof. Langley. Henry Falrfleld Osborne was recently selected, but declined. A number of men are mentioned for the position, among them being David Starr Jordan, president of l.eland Stan ford university. THIEVES ROB POSTOFFICE; GET CHRISTMAS PRESENTS Hy Afxni-lnre.i PreM. OAKLAND, Dec. 28.— Burglars made a rich haul ai iii.- Richmond postoAue ill an curly hour this morning. The thieves i"c>k shvay over tirt> packaged of registered mall to a vacant lot a block and s hall away from ths post office and opi-neii the packages and «>■• cured several hundred dollars 1 worth of bracelets, rings and other Jewelry which had hstn sini a« Christmas presents. Business Man Found Dead SAN h'KANi'l.sr. i. Dec 88.— W. 8. K fjv.-i, vice pi'i-Mtili'iit mi tin! Humboltit Saving! bank and v pioneer business limn Xt San l'Y;itu'lniM>, was found dead tills murnina In the I'iirlilft Union club, Death Im »vi »ed i" havu bu—i due to natural cuusi's. KK&ML SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1906. MAGNATES INDICTED Insurance Men Face Forgery Charge Perkins And Fairchild Are Defendants Grand Jury Bays Officers Committed Acts in Belief They Were Serv ing the Best Interests of Policy Holders By Associated Tress. .\K\v youk, Dec 2g.— The grand Jury which ims been Investigating tiio New York Llfr tntUfanca < nmpnny to day returned Indictments charging forgery in the third degree against George \v. Perking, formerly vice pres ident of the company and h member of .i. P. Morgan & <•<>.. ami Qeorge s. ETairchild, formerly secretary of thn treasury, president of tho Now York Security nnri Trust company and a member of the finance committee of thu Insurance company, Mr. Perkins whs In court when the In dictments were announced. Mr. Per kins entered a plea of not guilty and gave bond In the sum of $10,000, his sureties being J. P. Morgan Jr. and Cleveland 11. Dodge. Mr. Fatrchlld Is in Europe. The court assured Mr. Per kins that a double surety was not neces sary, but he replied that he preferred lt. Six Indictments were returned against each of the two defendants, but all are based on the transaction known as the "Prussian loan," the specification as to forgery being alleged falsification of bookkeeping entries. lt is asserted that certain railway stocks were transferred by the insur ance company to the Security and Trust company In order to comply with the Russian law, but that the transfer was not bona fide. Grand Jury Makes Statement The grand jury coupled with the In dictments a presentment In which it places Itself on record as convinced that Messrs. Perkins and Fairchild were "Influenced by a desire to benefit the stockholders." The grand jury further sasys the in dictments were returned only under a strict interpretation of the law as laid down. by District Attorney- Jerome. The, statement follows:.. . . • , : •;. ■; "The grand Jury respectfully reports that in filing: a bill of indictment against two persons for offenses com mitted In connection with the affairs of the New York Life Insurance com pany, that accepting the law of these ceasesc cases as advised by the district attor ney they felt constrained to find the lndictment today filed. "The grand Jurors, however, desire to record the conviction that in doing the acts charged the defendants were lnfluenced by a desire to benefit the policy holders of the New York Life lnsurance company; that the defend ants themselves neither did nor could in any way personally profit from the acts done, and very conclusively showed that a large pecuniary benefit was derived by the policy holders as a consequence of these acts." : ■.■: • After presenting these indictments the grand jury was discharged with the thanks of the recorder. This statement was an official con firmation of the reports which had spread about the building where the grand jury was in session that the ju rors were not at all convinced that a crime had been committed in the "Prus sian loan" transaction. The matter was pressed by Mr. Je rome, however, who appeared before the Jury on a number of occasions and made arguments. Mr. Jerome was with the Jury until late yesterday evening and again early today. lnterrupted Mann's Trial The trial of W. D. Mann, the editor of Town Topics, on a charge of perjury before Recorder Goff was interrupted in order that the grand jury might re- I port. lt had been an open secret for six days that Mr. Perkins would probably bc indicted. The Indictment of Mr. Fairchild came as a surprise, for he had not been publicly connected with the investigation. The New York Security and Trust company, of Which Mr. Fairchild whs president, was at the time of the "Prus sian loan" controlled by the New York Life Insurance company. The railway share-si were transferred by the New York Life to the Security and Trust company, and it is contended that if a crime was committed Mr. Fair child must have been cognizant of it and a party to the transaction. lt is said that the discharge of the December grand Jury, which followed the presentment of the Insurance in dictments, does not end the Inquiry Into the New York Life, The statement that the statute of lim itations becomes effective January 1 with regard to any Irregularities devel oped I" the company during the Arm strong Investigation is erroneous. The lnquiry will be continued by the Janu> arv grand Jury. The "Prussian loan" matter was de veloped during the Armstrong investi gation. Some years ago the Prussian government adopted a law which ex cluded all American insurance compa nies from doing business In that coun try. American life insurance companies were active there and the law was ii serious blow. They at once made an effort to re-establish themselves by complying with the new law. Km a »•• sult v Prussian commission - came to this country to Investigate various com panies. Among these was the Now York Life. The commission returned to Prussia, with the recommendation that the com panies be again permitted to write in surance provided they sell 1 stocks held as securities, it being a fundamental principle of Prussian law that no In surance company should hold as collat eral ny Htock. Sold Stocks to Dummy To meet this demand the New York Life awn d to sell 10,000 shares of Chi It oulluu.cl uu I'uiir I'HU.I SIXTEEN ARE KILLED AND THIRTY INJURED IN RAILriOAD WRECK By Associated Press DUNDEE, Scotland, Dec. 28. — In a railroad collision today caused by the heavy snow storm, sixteen persons were killed and more than thirty injured. The accident occurred near Arbroath on the North British railroad be tween Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Among the persons injured is Alexander William Black, mem ber of the house of commons from Bannockshire, Scotland. Owing to the heavy fall of snow trains from London for Aberdeen were held up at Ar broath. During the afternoon the line was cleared and one train proceeded for Dundee. It had stopped at Eliot Junction and the danger signals were thought to have been set. They failed to act, however, being clogged with snow, and an express train dashed into the rear of the waiting train. It is recalled that the Arbroath accident occurred on the anni versary of Scotland's worst rail road accident, the Tay bridge disaster of 1879, and within twenty miles of the scene thereof. In that wreck a bridge collapsed and precipitated a train with more than seventy persons into the river. None escaped. OAKLAND AGITATES SCHOOL QUESTION Plan of Segregation of Races May . c Adopted by Educational Board. Japanese Competition Hurts By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28.— The Japanese school question which has been confined to this city and has be come an international matter, has spread to Oakland, across the bay, where the segregation of Japanese pu pils In separate schools is being agi tated. J. Edward Barton, an officer of the Electrical Workers' union of Oakland, has been appointed an a-rtelegiite by th» Alam. '(in county Progress association to confer with the. educators and school officials of Oakland with the view of having the Japanese and Chinese chil dren segregated from the white chil dren. For information and data upon the situation in San Francisco with which he will go before the school authorities of Oakland, Barton applied to Secretary E. A. Yoell of the Japanese and Korean Exclusion league, who referred him to Secretary Elmorc Leffingwell of the local board of education. Leffingwell Makes Statement Secretary Leffingwell, after quoting j the state law requiring the segregation i of the white and the Oriental races and giving him the data on the situation in Snn Francisco, has written to Barton as follows: 'The social and industrial conditions in San Francisco have seemed to de mand that a firm stand be taken In sup port of this action by the board of edu cation. The plain people of this city have been made to feel the effect of competition with the Japanese In legiti mate business pursuits and the wage earner and the small dealers have un questionably suffered In consequence. "The school department of San Fran cisco, In its recent attitude toward the Japanese has determined to prevent young white girls of tender years sit ting beside Japanese adults in the class room. "The board of education was earnest- i ly desirous in the beginning of putting the law affecting the Japanese and all Mongolian children Into effect without! provoking the storm of protest that hasi reached here from Toklo, and r regret to say, from the White House at Washing ton. , "It Is to the fathers s.nd mothers of Kan Francisco and to the little chil- I dren whom they send to the public ' schools that the board of education j owes its first duty, and after thai the social and Industrial conditions seem I further to demand that this law be put! intn effect, all of which is but an ad ditional reason why the board Of edu cation declined to recede from its posi tion in the matter." INDIAN OUTBREAKS NO NEWS TO HIM H> Ugocinti cl Prow. PHOENIX, Ariz.. Dec. us.— a gen tleman in business in Smioni who re cently arrived here states that the news of Ihr. Yaqul murders are not surprlslg; that, In fact, v is m »;; below the line, for within the last two months sixteen Americans have bet n killed at one point or another. Most of them were settlers who fled Hire., years ago during the Indian troubles, but recently returned, believ ing that railroad building had pro. gressod to a point where they would bo protected and safe from the mur derous native bands. Cudahys Increase Capital BPRINQFfBLD, ill.. I),, :-B._The Cudahy Packing company of Chicago ■ ■■■I I'lle.l to the -secretary or state todaj to an Increase nt capital Btook from J7. 000,000 to J12.000.00. - — • • •■ - ;... • COHPABATfVB tkui'kkvtikks . ■■•• City. . Bllu. Max. .-, ■»■ I. «•* \uiirlra Ait 63 ■•> ft It I'nul an 24 ■•< ■ ■ (tiiuiliii 22 II ■...■ •■ N|M<knuc 8N M ■♦■ ■•■ *«■» I (irk M 43 «> ■•• Salt Lake 33 Mi •... l> ii — i .... :n ii <£> ■!• <'lil<'nitu 84 HH i • IMllsl.iirK 34 8K <£> . SI. I mil-. :il 44 <*• . < In. luuilll HS til <♦> ■ • sail mi ■«•!«.•.■ IK as <•> <3> • ■ <S> EUROPE FREEZES Worst v torm in Years Grips Continent Cold ( a uses Much Suffer ing and l>eath All Traffic Suspended and Communi cation Interrupted — Relief Trains Buried and Lost in Snow By Associated Presw LONDON, Dec. 2$ It is many years since central Europe generally has suf fered so severely from on arctic visita tion us It has this Christmas week. The continuing snowfall has created practically an unprecedented situation, the WOTSI Kin>\\ ii In thirty years In Qreal Britain, and the conditions exist ing here apparently are general through! "unipe. From Frailer, Belgium, Switzerland. Germany and Austria-Hungary the same tale is reported of heavy. snow storms, Interruption of vehicular, teie graphic and railroad communication, loss of life and general discomfort. While Great Britain as a rule escapes wintry weather, she has suffered this year to an almost unprecedented de gree. According to reports tonight from northern points, the storm is growing worse. The heavy snow storms which began several days ago continue. They are accompanied by violent gales and even thunder storms In some places, and have resulted In a serious railroad accident near Arbroath, Scotland, In which about fifty persons were killed or suffered serious Injuries. Railroad traffic in the northern part of England, especially in Scotland, is becoming completely tied up. Large towns like Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth are almost isolated. The tele graphic services are disorganized and would be completely useless but for the extension in recent years of the under ground wires. The snow storms con tinue with equal severity In northern Wales and in Ireland. None of the trains that left London Thursday over the. Midland railway has reached Edinburgh, while other trains | are snowbound and passengers are suf fering tram" cola and -hunker: <•«•> '?»■ - : Relief Trains Snowbound Relief trains are being- imbedded in the snow, and the railroad companies have Issued official notices that it is impossible .to guarantee traffic on schedule time so far as Scotland is con cerned. There has not yet been serious trouble in central and southern Eng land. The gales have en-used many minor casualties along the coasts. Among the worst sea disasters thus far reported is the wreck of the Japanese liner Awa Maru, through the snapping of her an chor <alile. No lives were lost, but the steamer, which is on the rocks off Red Car, threatens to become a total loss. In London snow continues to fall at intervals and Is bringing much dis comfort besides involving the authori ties In heavy expenses to clear it away, Londoners who live in the suburbs are indulging 1" the unusual pastime of to bogganing. In the mountain districts of France there Is much suffering from the heavy fall of snow and consequent floods are reported from the highlands of Ar dennes. In Belgium drift Ice is forming on the Scheldt and other large rivers and all communication with points In the Her togen forest Is at a standstill. In Switzerland the weather is of un usual severity. The uplands already are under six feet of snow and some mountain Villages are completely iso lated. This state of affairs is draw ing renewed attention to proposed measures to keep the Swiss passes open all the year through. Thus far the government has declined to contem plate doing this because of the heavy expense. Austria and Hungary are in the grasp of the wintry weather. Traffic on some of the railroads in Galicla has been suspended. In Budapest snow has put an end to Ftreet travel of all kinds on wheels. Germany reports the heaviest general snowfall In many years and railroad traffic is considerably disturbed. •» * » PARDEE WILL FILL OFFICES Governor Announces He Will Appoint a Successor to Judge Hart By Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, Dec. 28.— 1n an in terview today Governor Pardee *a,il he would do hia duty untill ills term of office expired and by that It could b; inferred that he intended to fill all va cancies that may occur during the In cumbency. lie will appoint a successor to Judge Hart who was elected a Justice of tho third district court of appeal and who today sent In his resignation to take January 4. i Governor Pardee said it might bo inferred from his attitude that he would appoint successors to Judges Sloes, i.oriuan, Burnett — in fact, fill all vacancies before he retires. JAMES J. HILL WILL RETIRE FROM BUSINESS By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Dec. M.— special to the '■ Record -Herald from Minneapolis says: I Janus J. Hill, president of the Great ; Northern railroad, II was announced , today, will retire from active business on July i next. The announcement comes from Mr. Hill himself. His sue cessor will be bis eldest eon, Louis J. ! Hill, first vice president of the Oreat Northern. Mr. Hill said: ■i have planned to retire as soon as : 1 ..hi safely do so. My July 1 1 oh ill ii. able to leave the work oil a life time on .i sound basis that will en dure " PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS SCIENTISTS SAY EVE HANDED ADAM LEMON INSTEAD OF APPLE N y Associated Fress. CHICAGO, Dec. 28— A dispatch to the. Tribune from New Haven, Conn., sayg: The American Modern Language as sociation, now In annual session at Tale, has decided i lint It mm not an apple that Eve handed Adam. The association hns set aside Satur day morning to discover whether It was not I lemon thnt caused the trouble In the garden of Eden. l'rnf. Oliver M. Johnson of the Leland Stanford university, California, who has adopted .i special study of tropical fruit, hag been appolned to lead th" discussion. I" Insists UlSl thorc Wen no npplrs in ihn garden c > r Bdsn, AMERICA'S DELAY TROUBLES BRITISH Failure to Accept Appointment of James Bryce as Ambassador at Washington Embarrasses Officialdom By Associated Press. LONDON, Dec. 28.— The United Slates Is causing British officialdom consider able embarrassment through its failure to send in its acceptance of the appoint ment of James Bryce as ambassador to Washington. This must be received he i'ore the official announcement Of the appointment can be published. The appointment had been admitted by the foreign office and Mr. Bryce has announced it In a letter to his con stituents, but the proclamation Is lying cm a clesk awaiting a cablegram from Washington. The moment this message is received a special gazette will he Is sued and formal Information sent to tho press. The present occurrence is most unusual In Great Britain, where It Is a very rare thing for an nppointmont of this kind to be made public until its publication in the gazette. While it Is not known what the cabinet will decide, It Is pointed out that, although Sir Henry is retiring from Washington, it does not necessarily follow that he will entirely sever his connection with the Imperial service. ."There is no diplomatic p itlon open at present," said an official today, "but there are many posts for which Sir Henry is admirably suited and it is likely that he will take one of these rather than go to the house of lords. "Nothing has been decided in the matter of a peerage for James Bryce find 1o lrdn caie alnn the ponem! belief I* that he will continue to be plain Mr. Bryce, both because of his own In clination and because of the opinion that Americans would prefer it." YOUNG WOMAN LEANS OUT OF WINDOW; SUFFOCATES By Associated Press. BOSTON, Dec. 28. — Thf police of t'.ie west end district today found the body of a young woman upon the grounds of the Massachusetts hospital, Indicat ing that It had been dragged from a lodging house on Blossom street. The body was identified this afternoon as that of Mrs. Nellie Murray of Charles town. An autopsy has satisfied the medical examiner that the woman had been suffocated, apparently while leaning from a window to relieve nausea, ami fallen. Mrs. Murray formerly was the wife of a theatrical man, but had not lived with her husband recently. TO ESTABLISH COLONY FOR JEWS IN TEXAS By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 28.— The Jewish World of London printed recently an announcement of a colonization scheme which included a projected settlement near Galveston, Texas. The plan was to acquire land for settlement by Jews who would be brought from Russia and other countries. The scheme was said to have the sup port of the Rothschilds and it was also said that Jacob Schiff had promised to contribute $500,000 if a similar sum were raised. Mr. Schiff said yesterday that the matter was in too crude a shape to be discussed at present. BURN TO DEATH IN SHOWER OF HOT SLAG By Associated Press. SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 28— One man was killed, two probably fatally Injured and three others painfully in jured early today by the blowing out of a converter at the Highland Boy smelter in Bingham canyon, the six men being covered with a shower of hot slag. Oscar Wally was burned to death and Thomas Kox and Oscar Trlpp are probably fatally burned. The others will recover. UNITED STATES WILL STAND WITH ENGLAND 13y Associated Press. WASHINGTON, E>ec. 28.— 1t was stated at the state department today that the government had pledged its support In any steps taken by the British government toward ameliorat ing the condition of affairs In the Congo. Rsisuli Defies Authorities By Associated Press. TANiilE't. Morocco. l>ec. 28.—Ac cording i" the best Information obtain able Kaisuli has refused to reuigu his governorship and has sent Ins harem to the mountains under tho protection of a detachment of Kubyien ami in pre paring to mccl the forces of War Kin labbas al zinat. Sergeant Held for Murder CHICAGO, 11,,1 1,, ||, s.rt;,, mi UrifTin of tin' Nimli I'avalar) today was hald t<i the federal grand jury fm the murder f Corporal Wlllluitl Taylul Chi day. (irirrin was taken lv thu cuuuty Jail. THINKS CORPSE ROBBED Mystery of German's Death Will Be Investigated Known to Have Money Just Before Body Was Found Brother Believes Money Was T«ker» from Room or Clothes by Uniden. titled Persons, Possibly Murderers Mysterious clrcumstancps surround ing the doath of J. F. Ohde, a German blackHmlth who was found dead in bed at his home, 2230 Enterprise street, Sep tember 16, with a bullet wound In his head and a revolver clutched In his hand, has brought his brother, Charles •Hide, an employe of tho Southern Pa cific at Salton, to Los Angeles. He is now pngiißpd with attorneys and detect ives in making 1 a thorough investiga tion of the causes of his brother's death and the whereabouts of a large sum of money ho was known to have had a short time before his death, his watch and revolver. There was no Inquest held, as Coro ner Trout said it was clear in his mind that the German had committed sui cide, and he did not see the necessity of calling a Jury. Ohde was found dead In bed by his landlady, Mrs. A. Mendoza. At the time the case was to all appearances one of suicide, but since the arrival of his brother it has developed that a large amount of money he was known to have received for his blacksmith shop a few days before has disappeared, and it Is thought possible he might have been killed for this and the re volver placed in his hand in order to make it look like suicide. Brother Finds Bankbook "Coroner Trout admits he never called at the house where my brother was found dead," said Charles Ohde yester day, "and I do not see how he was com petent to give a verdict of suicide with out making an investigation. "I have not seen my brother for elev en years, but I know he was the man who was found dead, as I located his bankbook in a coat which hung in his room and also found his discharge from the Fifteenth regular infantry. "The bankbook showed he had $80 deposited at tho Securities bank. I know he had more money than this some place, however, as he had received $300 for his blacksmith shop at Seventh and Mateo streets a few days before his death. He also had a valuable sil ver watch and revolver, but these I have not found. "The body was taken to Pierce Bros." from the house, and when I inquired there they told me that a revolver had been found with the body and taken to their establishment, but that It had been misplaced. It is denied there that any watch or money was found. "I wish to get at the bottom of this affair, and have engaged a private de tective and Attorney Frank A. Cattern to assist me. I was told by W. B. Stuart, a friend of my brother, that they went to dinner together Saturday noon and that my brother had quite a (Continued on l'liue Four.) THE DAY'S SEWS FORECAST For Southern California: Clearing Saturday; light north wind. Maxi mum temperature in Los Angeles yesterday, 62 degrees; minimum, 52 degrees. I —Harper1 — Harper names family. — Sudden death claims Cassatt. Will be sung for first time. Negro jumps at testimony. — Mayor demands Read's retention. & — Editorial. 7 — City news. B—Sports.8 — Sports. 9 — Southern California news. 10— Markets. 1 — Classified advertisements. ' — Railroad news. ; LOCAL Mystery of German's death will bo unraveled. Mayor vetoes ordinance abolishing ■ gas Inspector's office. State scores important point in Jaxon murder case. Mayor Harper's police commissioners and some other officials are named. ■ Osteopaths win decisive victory In mandamus case. Workman clings to fly wheel and saves his life. EASTERN President Alexander J. Caasatt of the Pennsylvania railroad dies suddenly of heart disease. G . W. Perkins and George S. Fair child are indicted in Now York on charges of forgery In connection with lnsurance Investigation. ■ Adolphus Hunch, St. Louts millionaire," is seriously ill with pneumonia. FOREIGN All Europe freeies in worst storm in years. Traffic is suspended and much Huff tiring and loss of life Is reported. - Sixteen urn killed and thirty injured in wreck in Scotland. . . COAST Oakland agitates separation. of Jap- | aiu-KHa iu-KH children from whiten 111 school, i Lover In tit of insane Jealousy stab* I two women,