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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 150.
Phones More, Electric
lights Less
Oas Is Placed on 80-Cent Basis by
Lsw Makers, Who Spend All
Day in Discussing Prices
to Be Charged
For hours yesterday the city council
debated the rates to be fix on public
utilities and reached this decision:
Fix gas rate at 80 cents per 1000 cubic
Fix electric light at 10 cents per kilo
watt hour, a reduction of 1 cent.
Fix Sunset telephone rates at last
year's schedule, $8 per month for busi
ness phones being the maximum and $•
a month for Homo business phones.
This latter Is an Increase of $1.
. The telephone changes caused many
spirited passages.
Councilman Pease urged that the
Home telephone people get considera
tion, as they were about to float bonds
lnI In the east to put in many improve
ments here. If the Home rates were re
stricted to $5.25, the present maximum
rate, with 25 cents off for payments be
fore the 10th of each month, he argued
that bond buyers would say that tho
Home company was discriminated
against compared with the Sunset and
the bonds would find no takers.
Councilman Lyon led the fight to
make the present rates hold good for
next year. He argued that small busi
ness men who would have to pay $1
more for Home telephones each month
•would resent the action of the council
proposed by the motion.
The Home rates were In the nature of
a compromise, as some councllmen
•wanted to put figures higher, while
others wanted to reduce the Sunset rate ,
from $8 down.
Attorneys Dunn and Hasklns repre
sented the Sunset company and Attor
ney Oscar A. Trlppet and others the
Home company.
lnI In Committee of Whole
The discussion was first heard in the
committee of the whole. Councilman
Dromgold presiding.
Attorney Trippet made the announce
ment that under the Home franchise
■ after five years the company would pay
each year a percentage of the gross
rn^ntßb''gr rn^ntBb''g8 b''gm n!ng X'thlßX 'thlB y ear.^ The sum
titH year Is over flo.otWN" mm-**—"*"* •■■"■•
on!o n! Increasing for forty-five years. This
■was good news to most of the law mak
ers The Home company also supplies
free phones In city offices.
Councilman Pease said: "I see no
reason for handicapping the Home com
pany Excepting perhaps Mr. Hunting-
C it has done more food for the city
than any one. Its coding here was the
means of forcing th/ Sunset company
Kprovlngits settee. The people are
he t y Dunn fa none of the com
panies was poslnf as charitable insti
tutions but it./aa a fact that only
i Mt 800 of tn<»r subscribers used the
« a month united service. Most of
the patrons vf less-some aS low as
$1 tut month Party lines. regretted
CouncilmanA"" 11 "' sakl he rp ST ett<^
that the Tha/er put the duty of fixing
the rates onAe council. The attorneys
of the comt/ lIM coul(1 do U better - The
, oouncllmen/iad heard bo much dlscus
{ «?nn that $*■ were now weH ln'<"TOed,
lyet thej|P(* uld not d 0 B0 much ect 3 US "
7""7'Xy were now well Informed,
yet they J u ' ld not d 0 the sub -) ect * ua
tl( °" Could Not Antagonize
70s7 70s Angeles could not be antagonistic
Its own business men who formed the
/fomo company. On the other hand, the
'Homo company paid $10,000 a year from
now on, aside from taxes. The Sunset
company has more phones and was here
first, and keeps Los Angeles In touch
with the outside world. Personally he
■would like to bring them both to a $7
a month basis for a maximum.
Councilman Blanchard urged that the,
companies should make the raise of
rate» themselves and not put the bur
den on the council. ',';;-. .
The first vote was on the motion to let
the rates remain unchanged. This was
amended by "Wallace and the vote on
the amendment had five noes — Blan
chard, H«aly, Lynn, Wren and Clam
pittt — and tour ayes.
The original motion was then lost, the
noes belngiClampltt, Dromgold, Wal
lace, Wren, Yonkln and Pease. Finally
Lin Pease's motion the Home rate was
[raised to $6, which carried, the five af
lflrmatlve votes coming from Dromgold,
Pease, Wallace, Wren and Yonkin.
Mayor Harper said last night that
the pressure to sign the bill had be
come so strong late In the afternoon
•tli:i l he had determined to consider the
Mil carefully. He may take the full ten
days allowed him for consideration.
The council under 'the law must fix
the rates by March 1.
llyI Ily Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Feb. 27.— An exhibit of
cartoons, dealing with lie revolutionary
army In Russia, was opened at Codum
3 bla university yesterday.
% One of the striking prints is a pic
ture called "A New Year's Toast." It
bhows three figures, Witte, Durnovo
and . Death, surrounded by a sea of
„•„ • blood.
Another shows the famous manifesto
and across It is stamped the blood red
l'findI I'find of Qen. Trepoff.
Still another represents Admiral Du
basoff bathing in a tub of blood.
The cartoons are taken from publi-
ions that appeared In Russia a lit
tle more than a year ago and sup
pressed by the government within 24
hours after publication.
Leading Russian artists are said to
have drawn the. pictures, although they
were unsigned.
Seventeen Executed
MOOlated I'ruas.
RIGA, Feb. 'il.~ Seventeen persona
wed l>y court-martial for par
ticipating in the Hunt riblntj ut Tu
fcujn were ahot toduy.
Los Angeles Herald.
PRICE: l""";,"^."," 1 "! 65 CENTS
By Associated Pro**.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27.— 5. A. D.
l'liter, known as the "Land Fraud
king," who Is serving a two-yonr term
ln the Multnomnh county Jail for con
spiring to defraud the federal govern
ment out of part of the public domain,
has been subpoenaed by the government
ln the case of Representative Blnger
Hermann of Oregon, which Is now being
tried nt Washington, find left for that
city today In charge of a deputy United
States marshal. •
T'nter was the Riildlnc spirit In prac
tically nil the Immense land fraud con
spiracies in Oregon, He declare! that
when trouble Bometlmel enme he \v:\»
left to shift for himself by those of his
conspirators hiph in the business nnd
political world jind has morn than Mice
i-.-irrled out his repeatedly expressed
threat of evening mat lets.
Puter's revelations on tho witness
stnnd were materially Instrumental In
Securing the conviction of the late
United States Henntnr John Mitchell
and liepresuntatlve John T. Williamson
of Oregon.
Daniel Bill Pasres, Authorizing Board
of Trustees to Receive Nobel
Prize as Nucleus for
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.— After lis
tening to an argument by Senator Pat
terson of Colorado In favor of govern
ment ownership of railroads tho senate
today agreed to the conference report
on the rlvar and harbor appropriation
Protests were made against the re
duction from $650,000 to $250,000 of the
amount for improvements in the Missis
sippi river between Cairo and St. Louis
I by Senators Hopkins, Cullom. Stone, Al
lison and Overman.
The smaller amount prevailed.
The senate passed the Daniel bill es
tablishing "the foundation for the pro
motion of industrial peace." It author
izes a board of trustees to receive from
President Roosevelt the Nobel peace
prize as the nucleus of a fund to bring
together at Washington representatives
of capital and labor to discuss labor
Expatriation Bill
The expatriation bill also was passed.
It authorizes the Issuance of passports
to peraontt who have declared their tn
three years and who wish to visit coun
tries other than the one in which they
were from.
The bill fixes the status of American
women who marry foreigners and for
eign women who marry Americans. In
the latter case the citizenship of the
wife Is retained during overture and
as long as she continues to live in the
United States.
An American woman can regain her
citizenship after her marriage to a for
eigner terminates and she makes proper
application. The bill provldest thaa a
naturalized citizen of this country who
goes abroad and resides for five years
shall be presumed to have abandoned
his American citizenship.
By Associated Press.
BERLIN, Feb. 27.— 1n the reichstag
today Hefr Gamp, free conservative.
In the course of a discussion of Ger
man finances and the operation of
German banks abroad, said:
"The greatest caution is necessary in
regard to the American railroad securi
ties. According to Information which
we have received tho American rail
roads are so badly constructed that a
reaction cannot be avoided.
"What will our banks which are sup
porting American credit with gold sent
from (Jermany do then? There is no
reason why we should support the rich
Americans with our money."
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27.— H. W.
Kearney, alias Joseph Edwards, who
was with murderers Slemsen and Dab
ner when the three mado an attack
on Jeweler Behren, November 6, 1906,
In the store of the latter at Stelner and
Kills streets, lias been located In Ore
gon where, under the name of Thomas
Duly, he Is under sentence of three
years for forgery.
An effort will be made to have the
Oregon authorities pardou Kearney
that he may be brought to California
for trial.
By Associated Presa.
CHICAGO, Feb. 27.— A dispatch to the
Tribune from Woodstock, 111., says:
Deputy Game Warden Earl Eldredge,
aged 30, a trapper of McHenry county,
was found dead yesterday In the woods
six mil. h northeast of Woodstock.
There was a bullet hole through his
heart. Foul play Is suspected. Eldredge
was supposed to have made enemies by
the upholding, of the law.
One Killed; Twenty Hurt
By ABBociated I'rt-Ks.
IfIXICO, Mo., Feb. 27.— During the
bMVy log this mtii'iiiiiK an eastbound
ut'coiniii.iUatlun train on the Wabush
railroad and a westbound freight train
collided In the yards here, resulting in
ilu death of Passenger Engineer Wil
liam S. Luclng and injury to twenty
others, must of them being only blitjht
ly injured
Prisoner Declares He
Is Innocent
Man Accused of Killing Fred Tyler
9ays Sheriff Promised Him Pro
tectlon if He Would
Hy Associated I'ross.
BPOKANB, Wash., Feb. 27.— A Wal
lace, tdahOi special to tho Spokesman
Review says;
Th(! OOUrthOUSe was packed to the
doors this atternOOtl when Steve Ad
ams, defendant In the murder trial
which Involvea the. approaching trial
of Mover, Haywood and Pottlbone for
the. murder of former (Jovernur Steun
eiiburg;, went on tho witness stand in
his own behalf.
Adams was examined with tho great
est detail regarding his past life. Wit
ness testified that he had joined the
Altman Miners' union No. 19, a branch
of the Western Federation, while at In
dependence in 1901. He had married
Mrs. Adams at Tellurldo and immedi
ately after marriage went back to In
dependence, where he was arrested for
dynamiting tho shaft of the Indicator
Ho was thrown into Jail for ninety
three days, but no charge was proffered
and he was released. Adams described
tho means by which he got to Denver
and changed his name to Steve Dixon,
and came to Idaho from Denver, fear
ing to be thrown into Jail, and went to
the Marble Creek district for the pur
pose of hiding:.
While in Denver ho met Jack Simp
kins, who was then a member of the
executive board of the Western Fede
ration. While on his way to Marble
Creek he met Vincent St. John and
Griffin C. Burke, and met Simpklns at
Went Well Armed
When ho went Into the Marble Creek
district he was armed .with an old
black powder Winchester rifle and an
automatic revolver. He shot quite a
lot In the district, but denied the inci
dent of shooting over Tyler's cabin
while Tyler and Phillips sat In front.
Adams corroborated the attendance at
Mason's birthday party and his leav
ing there on AugUßt ft for th© h6ftd ox
navigation, accomiinnlod ,b»uGJ»™»***^
- He connrmed tfte testimony of Eli
Laird regarding his riding In the pilot
house on the boat and other witnesses
regarding his visit to Spokane and
staying with hfs uncle there. He de
nied that he was at Price's hotel at
Mica Meadows on August 24.
"Had Glover, Simpklns and yourself
anything to do with the killing: of Ty
ler or Boule?"
He described the manner of his ar
rest on February 20, 1906, at his uncle's
ranch near Baker City by Detective
Dorel and Sheriff Brown on a warrant
charging complicity In the Steunen
berg assassination. He was thrown
into Jail over night at Baker City and
demanded that Brown get him an at
Brown refused, but next morning he
demanded again, and Brown went out
and tho witness saw Attorney Moore.
Adams feared being taken to Colorado.
Offered Protection
While at the depot waiting for the
train Brown told him that he was on
tho inside and that if Adams would do
what was wanted he would come out
all right. Thiele reiterated this state
ment a number of times on the way to
At Boise he was taken straight to the
penitentiary and thrown Into a solid
steel cell on the second tier with Harry
Orchard and confined six or seven
While in the cell Orchard told Adams
that he had made a confession Impli
cating officers of the Western Federa
tion and Adams, and that he (Orchard)
■was to get off without prosecution, and
that he was to get a piece of money,
and he intended to put a pond between
himself and members of the Western
Orchard warned Adams that the beat
thing he could do was to help convict
tho officers of the Western Federation
and corroborate Orchard's confession
and save himself and think of his
family, and if Adams failed to do this
and went back to Colorado he would
bo mobbed or hanged.
Adams' testimony will be resumed
Mrs. Adams on Stand
Immediately before Adams testified
Mrs. Adams was on the witness stand
and stated that on March 2, 1906, sho
had been taken from Baker City to
Boise by Thiele.
On the way to Boise Thiele told her
Steve had made a confession and had
been promised Immunity and would be
back on the ranch. McPartland came
to see her the second day after her ar
rival In Boise and reiterated Thlele's
At the penitentiary Warden Whitney
told her to cheer up Steve, that he had
gone through a terrible ordeal and felt
very badly.
She was locked in the woman's ward
in the penitentiary along with women
prisoners, and while there Governor
Gooding had once called on her and
kissed her baby two or three times.
Mrs. Adams denied that Steve ever
referred to the cartridge that killed
Amusement was caused when Henry
P. Knight of the prosecution tried to
get Mrs. Adams to admit that Gov
ernor Gooding had kissed the baby two
or three times on account of the politi
cal campaign then In progress.
Long Term for Murderer
By Associated Press.
SAN DIECJO. Fub. 27.— Fifteen year*
In Sun Quentln i.s the punishment to
be Inflicted upon W. li. Harvey for the
killintf Of Charles CottnOM last Novem
ber lv v Haloon on th« wuter front.
Hurvey atknowledKed the killing, but
riulmed self-defunae. A Jury convicted
hint ill murder In Ihe snuml degree.
By Associated Ttcrs.
SACnAMKNTO, Feb. 27.— A bill said
to ii" an "an tl- Japanese" measure,
which has for Its purpose the ascertain
ing and expression of the will of v i
people on tho Bubjnct of Asiatic Immi
gration was Introduced In the senate
tod ./ by Senator Keane of San Fran
cisco by unanimous consent and will
bc rushed through the legislature be
fore he end of the session.
The bill provides that thirty days
prior to the next presidential election
ln November, 1908, the governor shall
lssue a proclamation requesting the
qualified voters to give an expression
of their will for or against Asiatic im
migration, a place for which is to bo
provided on the general ballot.
The measure wns drawn up by O. A.
Tveltmoe, president of thr japanese-
Korean Exclusion league; Walter Mac-
Arthur, former suite Senator Franh
McGowan, attorney for the icn^ne; and
William Burke, city attorney for Ban
Francisco, who are here in the interests
of the hill.
Tho Japanese b not specifically
mentioned in the bill, hut ;is the Chinese
are already excluded, the object of the
proposed measure, it is said, is to get
n expression from the people as to
whether or not tho Japanese shnll be
excluded upon the same terms as the
The bill wns referred to tho committee
on capital, lnbor and immigration, of
which Keane Is chairman, and which
will report the bill favorably.
By Associated Press,
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 27.— 8y a vote
of 70 to 40 Senator Thomas W. Bailey
was exonerated by the lower house of
the Texas legislature tonight of charges
of any Irregularities in public life as
alleged by Representative Cocke on
January 14.
This action concludes six weeks of
investigation that has caused Senator
Bailey's contant presence In this city.
Bailey's opponents pleaded to have
the evidence submitted before being
asked to vote, but the Bailey forces,
slightly in the majority, forced a vote.
Senator Bailey appeared before the
house after his exoneration. He
strongly criticised. tha alnment starting
*!»•., lii vex ti*«i ion and «x pressed In . em
phatic language his opinion of ' the
whole proceeding.
Senator Bailey, while bitterly criti
cising his opponents, declared he was
going to continue as United States
senator from Texas for at least three
"The conspirators have been given a
wholesome lesson," he said. "Never
again will they attempt it, within this
generation. Never again will they wear
the honors of Texas democracy in their
life. Such men would betray a repub
lic if Hessians were for hire.
"Th# leader of the contest is a man
who has gambled with negroes, and if
he attempts to deny it I will prove it
on him. One of them was convicted
of embezzlement and yet he is here
drawing his cloak about him, saying
that he cannot keep the Democratic
"They have lied about me. Their
martyr Is Hearst, who led his fight
against Texas. The leader In this fight
Is the man who had a telegram pub
lished, lying on the legislature, claim-
Ing that It was corrupted by wine, wo
men and song. Hearst has his emis
saries and agents in the Texas legis
lature today.
"This Hearst campaign means that
they want to eliminate the men like
mo and John Sharp Williams, and place
men like John Duncan."
By Associated Press.
SANTA CRUZ, Feb. 27.— Mrs. J. F.
Appleby of Chicago was instantly killed
in a runaway accident hero this after
J. F. Appleby, her husband, was seri
ously Injured.
The accident happened on the steep
Mission street hill in this city. Mr. and
Mrs. Appleby wore in a one horse rig.
The horse became frightened at a
passing automobile and ran away at
the bottom of the hill. A wheel struck
a gutter and Mrs. Appleby was thrown
against a telephone pole. Her skull
was crushod.
Death was Instantaneous. Mr. Ap
pleby, who was thrown out on the
othor side of the rig, was seriously In
jured. He was taken to the home of
Mayor Duillard.
By Associated Press.
DENVER, Feb. 27.— Estella Good, who
wa.s arrested in Colorado Springs yes
terday on suspicion of having been im
plicated In a plot to murder Mrs. Wright
and her daughter, was released last
night utter she had convinced the police
authorities of that city that she had no
knowledge of Wright's intention to
poison his wife and child.
Admitting that he alone Is responsible
for the death of his wife and child,
Wright claims not to remember what
poison he gave them or any details of
the murder.
Politicians in Chains
By Associated Press.
ST. PETEHSBURCJ, Feb. 27.—Disor
ders have broken out amoung the con
victs at the Akuiuli stiver mines In
Southern Blbeiia on account of the
strict discipline. One hundred and fif
ty high political offenders have been
placed In chains and many, including
Mile. Maria Spirlcolovo had other wo
men, have been removed to prisons
used for the confinement of common
criminals. •
Rapid Progress to Be
Made Now
Howard Nesbit May Take Stand to
Refute Sister's Testimony — At
torneys Break Even on
the Day
By Associated press.
nkw yohk, Feb. 27.— Interest In the
Thaw trial today centered In tiie. maneu
vers of lilstiict Attorney Jerome, who
seemod to give further Indication of hh<
purpose In the near future to apply for
a commission in lunacy to report on
the present condition of the defendant's
The witness stand for the greatf r part
of the day wns occupied by Dr. Brltton
D. Evans, director of the New York hos
pital for tho Insane at Morris Plains,
N. J., an alienist for the defense, who
was up for cross-examination.
Mr. Jerome seemed to direct his efforts
to getting from Dr. Evans evidence aa
to the exact recognized forms of in
sanity from which the expert declared
Harry Thaw was suffering at the time
of the "brain storm," which resulted
In the killing of Stanford White.
Dr. Evans had testified that in his
will Thaw displayed evidence of a
melancholic state of mind. The dis
trict attorney dwelt for an hour or
moie upon tho subject of melancholia
and asked the expert If it was not true
that in acute melancholia there is a
recurrence of the affliction In at least
one-third of all cases. Dr. Evans said
there was.
Will Call Alienist
Mr. Jerome said he intended calling
as a witness In rebuttal Dr. Allan Mc-
Lane Hamilton, the alienist, who was
first employed by the Thaw defense
but who has not heretofore figured in
the trial. Dr. Hamilton recently re
turned from Europe, and in a pub
lished interview just after""he landed
was reported to have said that he came
to the conclusion that Thaw was in
sane at the time of the tragedy and
that he is Insane now. . .-..
The district attorney also stated that
ha would noil Ekr. Ch&rlui £■. iStnuciml)
lof I'ittsburjr. .. the Thaw family | phy
sician, in rebuttal. Dr. Bingaman was
on the stand for a short while today,
but Mr. •• Delmas objected ' when Mr.
Jerome started in to cross-examine the
physician as to the insanity in the
Thaw family on the ground that the
witness had not qualified as as expert.
Dr. Bingaman told today of visiting
Thaw last -August, when the prisoner
seemed much depressed and suffered
from the delusion that a conspiracy
had been formed against him, com
plaining that he was not allowed to
put paper over the grating in his cell
door because "they" wanted the cold
air to blow in and give him pneumonia
so he would die and his case never
come to trial.
May Call Howard Nesbit
By recalling Evelyn Thaw to the
stand for a few questions which he
had omitted on his long- cross-examin
ation, Mr. Jerome early today indi
cated that ho would call Howard Nes
bit, her brother, to contradict her in a
matter of credibility
He asked Mrs. Thaw if she had not
told her brother that Thaw had treated
her cruelly while abroad because she
refused to tell lies about Stanford
White and say he had drugged and
mistreated her.
Ho wanted to know if the brother
had not brought her a pistol with
which she might defend herself against
Thaw. The defendant's wife denied
absolutely that there was any truth in
any of these statements.
Mr. Delmas announced that tho de
fense would conclude its case this
week. Thin, however, was on the as
sumption that tho district attorney
would conclude his cross-examination
of Dr. Evans and Dr. AVagncr today.
Mr. Jerome did not even finish with
Dr. Evans, who will be recalled to
morrow morning. John T. Deemar, the
physician to Mrs. William Thaw's
family, will follow Dr. Evans, and then
will come Dr. Wagner. After these
have testified Mrs. Thaw herself will
take the stand, according to present
plans. The defense may, therefore,
conclude by Monday or Tuesday of
next week.
Attorneys Break Even
If Mr. Jerome moves for a lunacy
commission it Is expected he will do so
during the taking of the rebuttal testi
mony next week.
It was expected that Dr. Kvans arid
Mr. Jerome would have a lively duel
during the cross-examination of the
witness, but there wero only one. or
two (lashes, In which the honors ap
peared to bo about evenly divided. The
examination dragged at times and Mr.
Jerome seldom raised his voice above
the low, placid tone he so frequently
During the cross-examination of Dr.
Evans Thaw began to write rapidly,
and told the reporters he was prepar
ing a statement. His action attracted
the attention of his lawyers, who ap
parently wished tO dissuade the de
fendant from making a formal .stat
ment public. However this, written
upon a scrap of paper, finally reached
the press table:
"This Is the second statement Mr.
Thaw has made since August 18: "With
chances of a million to one against her.
It 1b wonderful that Mrs. Thaw's tes
timony prevailed against the district
attorney and his blacklegs.' "
Actress Denies Story
By Associate, l I'rcss.
NKW OKLEANH, Feb. L>7. Kdna
Qoodrlcb, the aotraas, who is here with
tlio Nat QoodWin company, aald today
In reply to the, testimony of Bvelyn
Nt-slill Thaw Kilinei-tliiK her n;un«
with White: "I nevur knew fcStuufurti
White. 1 never was in his studio and
i never Introduced Evelyn Nc-sbit to
Dy Associated t'r^ni
l IMPRHtAL, Cnl., Feb. 27.— A special
dispatch to the Btftfldard from Wash
ington sari that Flint's bill providing
for the government taking over the
lmperialI Imperial Irrigation system failed of
pnssago because Speaker Cannon and
other congressmen, both east and west,
opposed making Further appropriation
for Irrigation until experiment of gov
'■. iiinent control proves a success.
it is believed In Washington thai the
government system jor Imperial Will
never be revived, as Southern Pacific
railroad offl< lals lei lare 1 hal the com
pany will furnish all funds needed and
make the Imperial Irrigation system
the p'cr of any government system
and thai when completed can soil to
farmers on long-time bonds.
improvement and extension of tho
distributing system Is to be taken up
at once ami pressed vigorously,
It is expected thai a million dollars
win be expended in a year.
Senator Patterson of Colorado De.
Clares This Is the Only Practical
Way to Solve Railroad
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. — Senator
Patterson of Colorado, addressing the
senate today, made a plea for govern
ment ownership of railroads.
He predicted such a condition would
bo brought about within the lifetime of
the present members of the senate, but
did not anticipate any speedy action in
that direction.
The railroads, he declared, were grow
ing more arrogant each year, and as he
saw little or no relief in the new rate
law, government control of the rail
roads would supply \he only remedy.
To show the value of his words Mr.
Patterson presented figures from nine
teen countries showing the presence of
government ownership In some form,
and he saw a steadily increasing senti
ment In that direction so far as the
United States is concerned.
American roads ho valued at between
eleven and twelve billion dollars. They
had been obtained by condemnation
proceedings, the financial end being
covered by a mortgage backed by the
government's guarantee.
Mr. Patterson ridiculed the idea that
■.-■vast' political. machine -would ne built
up through fedora! -operation of raff
roads. As a matter of fact, (railroad
politics would be abolished.
Among the benefits to be gained
through the ownership Mr. Patterson
mentioned extension of the postal sys
tem, a postal express and equitable
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Fob. 27.— Two firemen
were killed and eleven others rendered
unconscious by fumes at the fire today
In a basement of a building in Eighth
avenue. Tho condition of two other 3
Is serious.
The dead are:
But for the heroic work of the rescu
ing parties the death list would have
been larger.
Da mm and Baker had carried a pipe
through the basement and into an open-
Ing leading to a sub-cellar, when theyi
called for water pressure. When the
othor firemen reached the men to as
sist in directing the hose upon the blaze
Damm and Baker were not to be seen.
Ammonia fumes poured up through the
hole and filled the basement.
Tha nre had melted the coupling of
one of the ammonia pipes connecting
with tho cold storage plant of the mar
ket. Each of the rescuers succumbed
on reaching the outer air. It is be
lieved that Fireman Carlock will 11 I<.i'1 < . i '
recover. The financial loss will bo about
By Associated Presa.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.— According
to a leter received at tho Venezuelan
legation today from Dr. Paul, the sec
retary of state, dated February 16, tho
surgeons have made a complete ex
amination of President Castro's condi
tion and found that he was making
progress, the wound • used by an op
eration healing in a satisfactory man
This Information is confirmatory of
the cable advices received at tho le
gation several days atfo.
The same letter gave the details of
the killing of liun. Paredes, the revo
lutionary leader and his followers, the
statement being mado that after they
were captured on February 12, at a
point near the Orinoco river, they were
taken to an old fortress.
Two days later Pareden endeavored
to bribe his guards to permit them t >
escape, and this the guards Interpreted
as mutiny, "with terrible results for
the life of (ion. PaivYs and his men
and ended unhappily tor the latter and
their mutiny."
SAM ANTl>Nlt>. Texas, F, I
dispatch to the Dxpraas from Maaatlan,
Mexico, .says:
Hlx ruiiiles, as they lay asleep in the
shelter of POCkl It) the vicinity of Te
yie. wirn butchered by the notorious
bandit, Bnrlque Chavea, and his band
yesterday. Khim-limu a .ml faiiners In
tin- Tepio district are In a condition
bordering on a punlc
(Joining Ground
Witness Testifies That Certain OffU
cials Mortgaged Property Before
Work Was Even ttarted
■on the Line
rty Associated Press,
NKW FORK, Teh. 27.— Counsel for
the government renewed their attack
on the financial methods of the Harrl
man tfmup in tho Chicago & Alton rail
road before the interstate commerce
commission this afternoon, when they
called Charles W. Hllliard, controller of
thr road, as a witness.
Hllliard testified that he became con
troller In October last when, under the
Joint agreement for the management of
tho property the Rock Island took Its
Hllliard said his first task was to flnfl
monoy to carry on tho improvements
under way.
There was money in the treasury
for current expenses, but not enough to
carry on the improvements, which In
cluded a cut off of thirty-four and one
half milos of road from a point near
Murrayvillo to Springfield. There was
not. enouph money to complete the
building of this line, said the witness.
"I looked into tho question of raising
money by mortgage." he continued,
"and I discovered that It had already
been mortgaged."
Mortgaged Before Built
"Do you understand that this road
had been mortgaged before It was
built?" asked Commissioner Lane.
"Yes, I was told that It was covered
by the mortgage of 1900, and there was
nothing that could be dona except to
put a second mortgage on It, which
would have been poor security," said
Mr. Kellogg then read the mortgage
to show the line had been covered by It,
and the witness said:
"All the bonds were gone. I found
from the books that the $13,000,000 had
never been paid to Stanton for the
stock, but that the $22,000,000 In bonds
had been turned over to the syndicate
who delivered the stock and the road
through the intermediary, Mr. Stan
Tho commfssion wanted to know what
the books showed had been actually ex
pended In connection with the handling
of the property, but while the witness
was searching for the records the ses
sion wa.s adjourned until tomorrow
Mr. Hilllard will be recalled.
Harriman Leaves Stand
Edward H. Harriman concluded his
testimony at tho morning session and
his examination brought forth nothing
of special importance. He was suc
ceeded on the stand by Otto H. Kahn,
one of the leading members of the firm
of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., which has
financed many of the important deals
of the Harriman party, and a former
director of the Union Pacific.
Mr. Kiihn remained upon the stand
until midafternoon, and under exam
ination of Severance of counsel for the
government, told of the reorganization
of tho Union Pacific.
There was a special inquiry as to the
commissions paid to Kuhn. Loeb &
Co. and the inter-relations of the firm
the witness and Jacob Schiff with the
Union Pacific.
Tho witness said the firm had re
ceived a commission equal to 5 per
cent on tho purchase of Southern Pa
cific, a commission of 6 per cent divi
dend with other underwriters on the
issue of Union Pacific convertible
bonds at a reduction of 5 per cent. Tho
witness spiritedly defended the acts of
his firm and cited instances where it
has sold stocks to the Union Pacific at
a figure below the current market.
Mr. Kahn made an extended defense
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For Southern California: Fair
Thursday; light north winds. Max.
imum temperature in Los Angeles
yesterday, 62 degrees; minimum, 40
I —Council1 — Council faces utility rates.
2 — Mining fraud fully exposed.
3 — Virtuous Idea hits McCartney.
A — Will build big steamers at Long
— Reach last day of big campaign.
6 — Editorial.
7 — City news.
B —Sports.8 — Sports.
— Southern California news.
1 0 — Classified advertisements.
11— Markets.
— Railroad news.
Accomplice of San Francisco murdi rers
located in Oregon prison.
Berkeley citizens continue spiri flgfct
for state capital.
Chicago woman incvts Instant death In
runaway at Santa Crus.
Senator Bailey scores William R.
Fish intimates Harrlman was as deep
ln the mud a.- he (l-'ish> was in the mire.
Howard NeHblt to be called as a wit :
ness in tho Thaw case.
City council fixes utility rates for the
coming year.
Craig Shipbuilding company signs con
tract to build plant at Long Beach.
Man demands pay (or turning informer
aeaiimt crooks. i
Council committee to visit receiving
hospital this morning.
Two hundred and fifty tickets sold for
chamber of commerce excursion to Ha
Peculiar accident occurs on Hollywood
eUetrie line.

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