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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
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Cudahy Packing company of Chicago
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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,

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