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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 157.
MILK COMES
FROM DAIRIES
MOST FOUL
Disgusting Condition
Found by Health
Officers
Nauseating Details Are
Given in Report of
Inspectors
Names of Farms Are Made Public
Where Filthy State of Barns and
Corrals Is Declared to Be
Inexcusable
DIIITY l>Mltll> MUST
i CLBATT lIP OR SHUT UP
¦„ I.aftt nlßlit Mayor Harper de- <
' dared that lip would probably call <s
' a Kpeclal meeting of the board of <•
' health today to take Immediate <•
' >i(f|ts toivnrdn pnforplns; iinnltary v
i reKiilatlnnn In the dalrlea vlnlted <
1 Sundiiy Tvhere lax conditions were <
' fund to exist. <
• "They will be told to clean up 4
• mill keep clean or no more of their <•
> milk will go on the market," snld <<
i the mayor. • , <!
"We will never drink another glass
of milk till conditions In the dairies are
remedied," said Drs. Seymour, Dickin
son and Moore almost In one breath
yesterday at the meeting of the board
of health after they had presented
their report concerning a visit to a
number of dairies Sunday.
It was a revelation to them and as a
result of this official inspection dirty
dairymen may expect but little quarter
at the health board's hands during the
Harper administration.
Tho member! went at random, with
Dr. Powers and Inspector Hood as
guides, going to dairies Just beyond the
city limits. What they saw made them
shudder.
Drs. Seymour and Moore will go be
fore the finance committee of the coun
cil Saturday morning and make a plea
that funds be found for at least one
more milk Inspector.
Filth Found Nearly Everywhere
The report as read was as follows:
"We, a committee of the board of
health, consisting of Drs. Powers, Dick
son und Seymour, Mr. Hood and my
self, beg leave to submit the following
report of a few duirles inspected by our
body on March 3.
"These dairies are all outside the city
limits, but supply certain so-called
dairies which deliver milk to the city
trade. We visited in all ten dairies.
Inspecting as far as possible stanch
lons, milk houses, coolers, corrals and
the herd.
"A. McClure & Son— A. McClure &
Son, a ranch about two miles from the
elty limits, was the first dairy visited.
We found the stanchions in a deplor
able condition; manure and filth around
about the cows which were standing
ready to be milked. The cows were
dirty, udders and teats of the majority
of lows bespattered with manure. Ono
cow which was milked the same as
the healthy cows had a lump on her
upper Jaw, the nature of which could
not be determined. The corrals were
filthy, showing lack of care.
"Platt's — Platt's dairy was next vis
ited. We found the farm In fairly good
condition, the milk cooling room being
well arranged, but the receptacle made
to receive the milk was not well pro
tected. This should be properly
screened to prevent carrying flies, etc.,
from the outside iiir into the milk as It
passes through the cooler. We found
manure dumped too close to the
stanchions, offering a possible means
of infecting tho milk before It leaves
the barn.
Filthy Conditions Found
"Lynwood dairy — The Lynwood dairy,
owned- by Mr. Sessions and considered
as one of tho fnrms of the Belle Ver
non dairy, was next visited. We found
the farm In a miserable condition. The
excuse given was that they had lately
moved Into their new quarters and
tiey could not find help to do the work.
The stanchions were dirty and the
drains were In a filthy condition. A
temporary drain leading from tho
stanchions to a pool of water where the
cuttle were allowed to drink was poorly
constructed. It did not have the propor
till ii. reaaary, allowing filth to accu
multite around the car barns. Horses
were kept within ten or fifteen feet
from the stanchions. We also noticed
cow manure in the horses' stable,
probably meaning that some of the
cows were milked there. A vile smell-
Ing water closet was within twenty
five or thirty feet of the stanchions.
Many files must necessarily carry the
tilth to the milk that we consume. The
niifk house was fairly well protected,
but the cooler was small, Inadequate
to cool the amount of milk that must
pass over it. The entrance to the
cooler was not protected. The lack of
care to the farm is attributed to the
luck of labor.
■Gentlemen, are you surpri
this, when three employes sleep in a
room of about 16x^0 feet, dirty and
poorly kept, with no inean.s to wash
i he faucets in the yiinl, \\i!h
a bath tub adjoining the milk hoUM?
" I asked one of the employes if the
men who cleaned the barns milked the
cows. lie replied 'Yes,' admitting that
the iws were milked first and. the
stanchions cleaned - out afterward.
These men with the same clothing,
prohahly worn for iluya, clean barns,
(i uulluurU uu I'UltV fr'uur.l
Los Angeles Herald.
mICE: j rVr Month I DO LbNIS
ANNUAL BRIGADE
ENCAMPMENTS ARE
TO BE OMITTED
N y Associated Press.
4*4 * ' WASHINGTON, March 6.— As- ♦
4 > Blatant Secretary of War Oliver +
•!• tins notified the governors of the 414 1
4 > various states and territories 4>
4 » which have an organized militia 4
+ force that it has been found necea- 414 1
4 > sary to omit for this year the 414 1
♦ contemplated annual brigade and ♦
4 * division encampments for the in- 4»
♦ struct Inn of the Infantry, cavalry 4*
4 14 1 and field artillery of the regular 4"
4 * army. 4*
4 * This Is clone because posts will 4*
4 * be depleted by mason of the nb- 414 1
4 * sonro of about 6000 troops In Cuba, 414 1
4 * a considerable number at the 4*
4 14 1 Jamestown exposition and the 4*
4 * movement of a largo portion of 4*
4 the army to the Philippines. ♦
4 > In lieu thereof ramps of lnstrnr- 4*
4 * tlon for the const artillery of the 4*
4 « army will be established during 4>
4 14 1 tho season of 1007. 4>
4 m|.*4.4.4»j.4.4.4.4>4.4,4,4»h.4.4,4.4,4,4.4,4»|,
HARRIMAN TELLS
OF GREATEST
FEAT
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. March 6.— When
shown the Associated Press dispatches
tonight announcing that another storm
had broken over the Salton sea and
the Southern Pacific tracks were under
water, El. H. Harriman, head of the
Harriman system of railroads, said:
"Thnt reminds me that I was asked
today by one of the interstate com
merce commissioners what I regarded
as the greatest achievement in my
railroad experience. My reply was that
I considered the closing of the break In
the. Colorado river on February 11 as
the most remarkable achievement of
recent history. .
"In the handling of rock and stone
our engineers made a record which Is
likely to stand for many years to
come. The time actually consumed in
making the inclosure was fifteen days
and two hours, during which 77,000
cubic yards of rock, gravel and clay
were handled.
"Temporarily at least the Colorado
has been conquered, but like the Mis
sissippi river in Its delta region It will
bear watching always.
"If the storm reported today resulted
In another break I will do the work
over again with the determination that
when completed the work will be an
even greater achievement than that ac
complished In February."
EUROPEANS WILL
REPLACE NEGROES
Southern Plantation Owners Have a
Scheme to Obtain Help from
Abroad — Laborers Scarce
at Present
By Associated Press.
BATON ROUGE, La., March 6.— A
plan which contemplates supplanting
negro plantation laborers of Louisiana
with slate imported white immigrants
from Europe was announced today by
Charles Schuler, state commissioner of
immigration and agriculture.
This plan is an outgrowth both of
the immigration station authorized for
New Orleans by congress this week,
and the fact that labor Is scarce.
The state proposes to enable the
Louisiana planter to engage Immigrant
labor In advance and with a fixed wage
without violating the contract labor
law.
By July 15 next every planter desir
ing such labor is to deposit $160 for
every family he wishes, this sum to be
a guarantee that he will repay the
state for Its expense in bringing over
the immigrants. The state employe
will then engage in Europe the re
quired number of Immigrants and tho
state will pay their way to this
country.
MOTHER SUPERIOR
AND NUNS FINED
By Associated Press.
NANTES, France, March 6.— A po
lice court Judge today Inflicted fines of
$3.20 upon each of twenty-seven Ursu
line nuns und a line of $5 upon the
mother superior for persistently refus
ing to quit their convent in compliance
with the law dispersing religious com
munities.
The • defendants pleaded thnt both
the grounds and tins buildings them
selves belong to the order which had
been authorized to carry on education
al work.
The prosecution, while not contesting
this argument, insisted upon obedience
to the act of congregations, and at
the same time gave warning that fur
ther refusal by the nuns to leave the
buildings would bo followed by ejec
tion.
During the trial the court room had
to be cleared because of the demon
strations of a crowd of Catholic sym
pathisers who at the conclusion of the
proceedings accompanied the nuns
back to their convent with cheers.
TRANSFERS CASE TO
INACCESSIBLE SPOT
By Associated Press. .
JACKSON, Ky., March ' 6.— Judge
('amii I**1 ** ordered that the cases of James
Hargls, Albert Hargls, John Smith and
John Aimer, accused of Dr. Cox's mur
der, be transferred to Elliott count/,
which la Inaccessible to telephone, tele
graph or railroad. ' '
Both aides , excepted to the order.
Judge Ciuntm will go to his home and
ihe militia will go with htm.
THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 7. 1907.
READING IS
FORCED UP
BY RUMOR
Sensational Buying in
Wall Street Is
Recorded
Exciting Scenes Retail
Experience of Six
Years Ago
More Than 700,000 Shares Change
Hands, the Stock Going Up
Eight Points In Thirty
Minutes
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, March 6.— Sensational
buying of shares of the Reading com
pany today gave Wall street Its most
exciting experience since the Northern
Pacific contest of six years ago.
Reading had been strong In the face
of a generally weak market all through
the morning session of the stock ex
change, when shortly after 1 o'clock
there developed another buying move
ment In the shares which carried the
price up more than eight points In half
an hour.
Up to the close of the market there
was nothing to show the source of the
purchasing orders, but a persistent
rumor was in circulation that B. H.
Hariman was buying the stock with tlw
object of acquiring control of tho
property and that Mr. Harriman was
taking all that was offered In the open
market in addition to the holdings of
H. C. Friok, which he was said to have
purchased privately.
Other Rumors Rife
It was said also that the Reading
stock held by the Lake Shore had been
turned over to Mr. Harriman so that
he would have absolute control. It was
pointed out that Mr. Frlck, having
become a director of the Pennsylvania
Railway company, would desire to dis
pose of his Reading stock and that as
he is friendly with the Harriman In
terests he would be likely to sell to
them If they cared to buy.
The reports as to Harriman buying
were circulated throughout the finan
cial district and were given credence
in shape of the lack of anything of
ficial to confirm them, but there were
other rumors.
One of these was that J. P. Morgan
& Co., who formerly dominated Read
ing, were buying to resume their for
mer position in the property.
Another was that the New York Cen
tral was adding to Lake Shore hold
ings of Reading, and a third attributed
the buying to the Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western. Still another rumor
was that Mr. Frick was buying back
stock that he had sold some time ago
at higher prices.
Banks Make Denials
All the time that the stock was going
up efforts were made, without success,
to discover the source of the buying
and to obtain either denial or confirma
tion of the various reports in circulation.
At the offices of the banking houses
associated with the different parties
mentioned in the rumors all knowledge
of the movement was denied, but at the
same time It was said that independent
action to secure the property might
have been undertaken without tha
knowledge of the firms interviewed.
Mr. Harriman, who is In Washington,
was Informed of the use of his name in
connection with the Reading transac
tions and he then made a statement
through his secretary to the effect that
he was not interested in Wall street
and did not care to be denying all the
rumors circulating there. Further than
this nothing official was obtainable.
The brokerage houses handling the
buying orders were numerous and their
identity gave no Indication whatever
as to tho persons for whom they were
acting.
The trading in Reading reached the
extremely large total of 736,500 shares,
or about one-third of all the transac
tions on the stock exchange for the
day. The magnitude of the sales
seemed to preclude the idea that an
ordinary speculative maneuver for
higher prices was being executed. Tho
blocks traded in were large, ranging
up to 4000 to 6000 shares, with one block
of 10,000 shares changing hands at 125.
The strength In Reading attracted at
tention early in the day owing to Its
being In sharp contrast to tha weak
ness In the list generally. The market
opened with a rally from yesterday's
deollne, but before noon the better tone
gave way to a renewed bearish senti
ment and the decline became violent.
The feeling on the exchange bordered
on demoralization, with extremely
heavy liquidation and declines for
many Issues to the lowest point of tho
year.
The Harriman shares and the stocks
In what Is called the Standard OH group
were notably sensitive to pressure, and
this fact emphasized the strength of
Reading and the relative firmness of
the Morgan and Hill stocks.
This sudden turn after the recent
weakness In the market served to
strengthen the entire, list and a gen
eral rally was soon in progress which
continued up to the close.
The capital stock of the Reading
company authorized and Issued 1h $140,
0,000, of which $28,000,000 Is 4 per cent
non-cumulative preferred; $42,000,000
second, 4 per cent non-cumulative pre
ferred and $7,000,000 common stock.
Fight in Capitol
By Awociated Press.
CAUSON, Nev.. March 6.— Sam Davis
uiih iiKxuuluid and beaten by Secretary
of State Douglat) in the corridor of the
i apltol liuluiliiK for printing a criticism
of Uuuglub by the Bupruine court.
RAILROADS WILL
STOP WORK UNTIL
CONDITIONS CHANGE
T\y Associated Press.
+ OMAHA. Neb., March Fol- ♦
♦ lowing the action of General ♦
♦ Manner Mohler of the Union Pi *
♦ fir, calling off all work toward the ♦
♦ construction of a 12-story general ♦
♦ headquarters building In Omaha ♦
♦ because of the supreme court's ♦
♦ derision compelling the Nebraska ♦
♦ rallroadfl to pay delinquent taxes 4*
♦ aountlng to $1,000,000, with inter- ♦
♦ ttt, and the action of the lpglnia- ♦
+ tun" In enacting a 2-cent fare law, 4*
♦ the Burlington, through Geneml ♦
♦ Manager Holdredge, announced *
+ that no work would be done to- •
♦ ward the erection of its large ♦
♦ freight depot for which plans had ♦
4 * been completed until conditions ♦
4 * had at leant reached a "more set- 4*
♦ tied state." <.
♦ In the legislature now is a hill +
♦ providing terminal taxation for 4»
♦ Omaha, which would Impose city ♦
♦ taxes upon the railroads with their 4>
4 * now terminal facilities, and they ♦
4 * propose to wait to see the out- ♦
♦ come of the legislation. 4»
SAVAGE'S LIBEL
BILL PASSES
SENATE
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, March The bill
introduced in the assembly by Kohlman
of San Francisco and In the senate by
Savage of San Pedro making the pub
lishing of a libel a felony punishable
by a fine of from $1000 to $5000, or Im
prisonment from one to five years was
passed in the senate today and sent to
the governor.
Boynton, Sanford, Caminettl and
Wright opposed the bill, while Savage,
Anderson and Willis denounced the
newspapers and championed the meas
ure.
Wright opposed the bill on the ground
that there was no necessity for It. "We
have already put a straight jacket on
the newspapers," he said, referring to
a bill introduced by him and passed In
the senate which prohibited the criti
cism and commenting on trials while In
progress. Vi
Caminetti declared that It was . not
the severity but the certainty of pun
ishment which restrains criminals'.
He maintained that there was already
punishment enough provided for libel,
stated that the legislators had said too
much about the press and believed that
the people sustained the press. ■
'.■ .■;.•■..' ..Terms ! Press an . Evil . ... v
Anderson hold that freedom had de
generated into 'i license and that the
press was one of the greatest evils in
this country, while Boynton argued tiiat
there was nothing to justify the legis
lature passing such a law. ",'.-.
Sanford made a strong defense of the
press, contended that It was the salva
tion of the country and declared the
legislature had acted silly about news
paper articles and had gone "daft" on
newspapers. -
His assertion that there were Im
proper : motives back of the bill was
hotly challenged by Savage. The lat
ter read an article from a Los Angeles
paper headed "Savage a Bad Indian"
and attacked the editor of the paper.
Willis argued that the bill was not
aimed ' at newspapers, but at the men
who wrote and published malicious
libels, which murder character and rep
utation. "We are going after skunks,
not after newspapers," said he.
The vote stood 24 for and 13 against
the bill.
•.« « »
TAFT TO ALLOW
COCK FIGHTING
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, March 6.— One of the
questions that probably will confront
Secretary Taft upon his arrival in
Cuba in the course of a few weeks will
be the propriety and policy of abro
gating Oovernor General Wood's de
cree forbidding cock fighting in Cuba.
An overwhelming majority of the Cu
bans themselves demand the right to
fight their chickens, as they have done
for many years.
It was the arrest of a number of
prominent Cubans, Including at least
one presidential candidate, for attend
ing a cock fight that brought on tho
crisis and caused Governor Magoon to
promise that he would consider tho pe
titions that were presented urging the
abrogation of the decree.
How Cubans Won
When the sport flourished the Cuban
laborer worked four days a week to
support his family. Another day's
wage he set aside for the lottery and
last of the secular days he worked in
order that ho might secure funds to
buck his favorite cock In tho pit.
Now that tho lottery and cock fight
ing have been stopped, the laborers
and farm hands simply stop work for
the la.st two days of the week, having
no Incentive to continue. This prac
tice Is said to have had a really in
jurious effect upon the development of
the island Industries and to havo con
siderably curtailed production.
Probably Secretary Taft will adopt
the expedient of permitting cock fight
ing outside of Havana and the larger
Cuban cities, just as he did in the
Philippine Islands, to the satisfaction
of the natives and their eployers.
TABLE Of TKMI-lJHATl'lli;*
> City. Weather. Temperature.
> ¦ Mia. Miix.
> l.oa in«rli-», pt. rl<ly. . (II -IS
> St. I'uul, tit. cloudy.... 2 24
> Hoatou, clear 22 82
> (lil<hk«, pi. cloudy.... 20 , 30
I I'll i.bui-K. rain 23 44
> ( lv. luuull. pi. 'Cloudy. ,241 M
' New York, >uun 241 84
> Denver, clear 80 no
i Omaha, threatening. . . 2H 42
' St. l.uula. c1ear.,....,. 80 mi
i Spokane, clear 441 no
. Bait' Lake, rain 40 ntl
i Atlanta, clear 40 70 <
¦ Man Kraut-Leo, ruin... IS n»
Little Hock, pi. tidy... 60 .I* ••
LEGISLATURE
AFTER IDAHO
MURDERERS
Representatives Pass
Besolutions at
Boise
Say Steunenberg's Slay
ers Must Suffer for
Their Crime
Charge That State Is Actuated by
Malice Is Denied by Law Mak
ers — Justice Alone Is
Demanded
By Associated Press.
BOISE. Idaho, March 6.— The house
of representatives today passed the fol
lowing resolutions on the Steunenburg
en so:
"Be it resolved by the legislature of
the state of Idaho:
"Whereas, the assassination of Hon.
Frank Steunonburg, former governor of
this state, was a crime peculiarly di
rected against the whole people of the
state, being a blow at the foundation of
good government; and
•"Resolved, that we declare this great
murder case to be one the burden of
the prosecution of which properly de
volves upon the state and which the
people of the state cheerfully shoulder
without suggestion of hesitation; be It
further
"Resolved, that the prosecution
should be continued with the same
vigor that has characterized it so far,
no stone being left unturned in the
effort to bring to justice those who
may be guilty of the crime, and that
we have entire confidence that Gov
ernor Goodlng and those associated
with him will give the case the same
loyal, patriotic attention in the future
that they have in the past. And be it
further
Not Actuated by Malice
"Resolved, that the state is endeavor-
Ing to probe a great crime and punish
those responsible therefor. It is not
actuated by malice against individuals
or organizations, but is guided solely
by the Imperious demand of justice.
Standing in the position of the govern
ment of the whole people, it is guarding
the interests of the men accused as
Jealously as it protects the right of the
prosecution to bring out all the facts
before a Jury sworn to determine their
guilt or innocence.
"The state is bearing the entire cost
excepting such as falls upon the county
where the crime was committed, and
no dollar has been or will be supplied
from any private source or organization
whatsoever to either the state or the
county. We protest against the widely
circulated charge that the state Is seek
ing to convict these men, Irrespective
of their guilt or innocence.
"Though It stands In the position of
prosecutor It will see the accused fully
enjoy exactly the same rights that are
secured to any other citizen called upon
to face a criminal charge in its courts.
But while the state of Idaho, acting
through its governor and courts, will
see that no injustice Is done accused
persons the people will not rest until
this crime shall have been fastened
upon those who are responsible for it,
whether It be the men now under arrest
or others yet to be apprehended."
CORTELYOU ORDERS
SANDWICH AND PIE
WASHINGTON, March 6.— Secretary
Cortelyou, the new head of the treasury
department, astonished the hundreds
of clerks who take their midday lunch
at a restaurant across the street from
the treasury building by appearing
among them yesterday.
He ate a sandwich and a piece of
pie and drank a mug of milk. Many of
the $1000 clerks partook of a more
sumptuous repfist. Mr. Cortelyou was
accußtomed to lunch at this stand when
he was private secretary to the presi
dent.
GOVERNORS MUST MOT
ASSIST IMMIGRANTS
WASHINGTON, March li.— An opin
ion has boon rendered by Attorney
General Bonaparte io the president
bearing on the legality of the aotlon of
the South Carolina authorities In
bringing to the United States a ship
load of Immigrants for work in various
branches of Industry In that state.
The attorney general holds In effect
that it is unlawful for a state governor
to pay the passage of immigrants or to
assist Immigration otherwise than by
advertisements.
GUNBOAT PRINCETON
IS HURRYING SOUTH
SAN DIEGO, March 6.— After taking
on all the extra uupply of coaJ she could
stow away, the gunboat Princeton left
laßt night for San Salvador under
hurry orders to Join the Chicago In
Central American waters.
While the officers of the Meet will not
talk much, It Is understood that both
the Chicago and the Boston are being
made ready for orders so they can
move quickly if needed.
Sues District Attorney
SAN JOMD, March 6. Kr.uik O'Con
nell, who \.sierday brought a damage
suit against Sheriff Langfoni for $20,
0 for Illegal arrest and Imprisonment,
this afternoon brought a similar suit
against I I ampbeN tor
the Bum of $10,000, being the full ex
tent of Campbell's ortli lal bonds.
ALTHOUGH "ICE IS
GUILTY HE WILL
ESCAPE PUNISHMENT
Tiy Associated Press.
♦ SAN FRANCISCO, March «— ♦
♦ The appellate court today decided 4"
♦ that W. R. Vice could not ho*
♦ tried on the charge of embezzling *
♦ funds from the Union Pacific, +
4 * while acting as city ticket agent, ♦
♦ the statute of limitations having ♦
♦ run. ♦
♦ Vice fled the city after a short- 4>
♦ age of $500 was discovered, and 4>
♦ his whereabouts were unknown ♦
♦ until October, 1906, when It was ♦
+ learned that under the name of ♦
♦ Thomas R. Ryan he was conduct- ♦
♦ Ing a law and collection agency at +
♦ MRdera, this state. ♦
4 * When arrested and arraigned ♦
+ he pleaded the statute of llmlta- +
♦ tlons. ♦
+ The prosecution contended that +
♦ having lived under an assumed ♦
♦ name the statute did not run. 4>
♦ The appellate court held other- ♦
♦ wise. -:■
4 .+ 4 ,4,4 .4 .4 .4.4.*+♦ ♦*+♦ + + ♦ + ** 4. **
CASTRO IS ONCE
MORE GOMEZ'
FRIEND
By Associated Press.
CARACAS, March 3, via San Juan,
P. R:, March 6.— An authoritative ex
planation of the meaning of the recent
conference at Macuto, near La Gulara,
between President Castro and Vice
President Gomez was learned by the
Associated Press.
The original cause of the estrange
ment between the president and vice
president of Vezonuala was trivial, bu f .
Castro's illness and the injured pride of
Vice President Gomez enabled design
ing ministers to poison President's Cas
tro's mind against Vice President
Gomez until the estrangement became
complete.
When informed fully of the political
developments of the last five montns,
President Castro sent for Vice Presi
dent Gomez. Soon the differences be
tween the two old friends had been ex
plained and both men were happy in
the reconciliation.
Important administrative changes are
promised when President Castro re
turns to Caracas. This means that
those ministers who have acted upon
the assumption that President Castro
would die will be made after all to
give an account of their husbandry.
CONGO PYGMY
LIKES NEW YORK
Refuses to Return to Native Land,
Declaring That He Intends to
Master the English
Language
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, March 6.— Ota Benga,
the Congo pygmy, who has been living
in the Howard orphan asylum, Brook
lyn, since -he was taken from the mon
key house in the Bronx zoo last Sep
tember through the efforts of the negro
clergymen of New York, refused to go
back to the Jungle yesterday.
Otto Sverner, who brought him to this
country and turned him over to the
park authorities until such time as he
should return to Africa, started for the
Congo yesterday with an American ex
ploring expedition. Before ho started
he called on Ota Benga and told him
he would take him back to Africa if he
wished to go.
The pygmy, who is learning the Eng
lish language, wants to become quali
fied as a missionary before he returns,
and told Profssor Verner so.
The Baptist Ministers" association of
New York, it is stated, intends to send
Ota to. the Virginia seminary at Lynch
burg as soon as he gets a good hold
on the English language. It Is thought
it will take about eight years to make
a good missionary out of Ota.
DAKOTA EXPOSED
TO ROUGH SEAS
Unless Wind Abates Vessel Will Have
to Be Totally Abandoned— Pas.
sengers Thank Japanese
Government
By Associated Press.
YOKOHAMA, March 6.— The position
of the wreck of the Great Northern
liner Dakota, which ran ashore March
3 forty miles from Yokohama, is re
ported to bo unchanged today. It Is
only possible to approach her In open
boats, which makes It useless to at
tempt salvage operations.
The vessel is exposed to both wind
and waves, which apparently must soon
result in her total abandonment.
The passengers today adopted a
resolution thanking the Japanese gov
ernment and people for' their hospi
tality.
The passengers saved some hand
baggage.
The crew were paid off and dis
charged today at the office of the
American consul.
Underwriters today made another
trip to the scene, taking several divers
with them, but on their return they
confirmed the previous reports that sal
vage operations me Impossible on ac
count of the roughness of the sea. a
number of sacks .of mall have been
washed ashore.
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CORONER IS
NOW HOT ON
RUEF'S TRAIL
Curly Boss Said to Be
in Hiding in San
Francisco
Judge Dunne Decides
That Sheriff Failed
to Do His Duty
Latter a Friend of Political Leader
and Charge Is Made That No
Effort Was Put Forth to
Find Him
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6.—Attor
ney Abraham Ruef, Jointly Indicted
with Mayor Schmitz on five charges of
extortion, Is still a fugitive from Jus
tice, according to Superior Judge
Dunne, who lato this afternoon decided
that Sheriff O'Neil had not shown due
diligence In producing him for trial,
and appointed Coroner Walsh as elisor
to serve a bench warrant for his ap
pearance in court.
The coroner was ordered to make a
return of service at 2 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. This was the net result of
a day devoted to a fruitless search for
Ruef, although none of those Inter
ested deny that he is in the city.
When court convened at 10 o'clock
this morning Sheriff O'Neil reported
that his search for the attorney whose
trial was pending had been unsuccess
ful.
Others supposed to know the attor
ney's whereabouts were examined, but
no Information of value was obtained.
Sheriff Is Ruef's Friend
Then after two adjournments had
been taken Assistant District Attorney
Heney presented to Judge Dunne a
lengthy affidavit, signed by himself, in
which he recited the alleged facts that
Sheriff O'Neil is a close personal friend
of Ruef, that the latter, "recognized as
the political boss of San Francisco,"
had procured O'Nell's nomination and
assured his election, and that conse
quently the latter was under obliga
tions to Ruef, unfitting him to serve
as the arresting officer.
Similar assertions were made regard
ing the sheriff's deputies, who, it was
charged, had been named by Ruef.
The assistant district attorney also
stated that he had been informed that
during the day one of Ruef's attorneys
had applied to the district court of ap
peals for a writ of prohibition, declar
ing at the same time that if it was
granted the missing attorney would be
produced.
For these and similer reasons Heney
asked that Sheriff O'Neil be replaced
by Coroner Walsh as the officer dele
gated to produce Ruef in court, and
Judge Dunne so ordered.
Mayor Schmitz arrived today from
the east and is expected to be in court
tomorrow.
DECLARES RUEF HAS
NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE
MONDAY AFTERNOON
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6.—When
Judge Dunne convened court at 10
o'clock this morning Abe Ruef was not
present and Sheriff O'Nell reported that
(Continued on I'uge Two.)
THE DAY'S NEWS
FORECAST
Southern California: Fair Thurs
day; light v/est wind. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yester.
day, 61 degrees; minimum, 48 de
grees.
I —Milk1 — Milk comes from dairies most foul
— Mrs. Thaw weeps while on stand.
— Bold robbery baffles police., ; ' ... V
A — Verdi's opera a splendid treat. /
s —Hope— Hope to remove all obstacles.
6— Editorial.
7 — City news.
B —Sports.8 — Sports.
9 — Southern California news, i
1 0 — Classified advertisements.
1— Markets.
1 2 — Railroad news.
EASTERN
Reading stock forced up eight points In
thirty minutes.
Harry Thaw's mother weeps while testi
fying. ...
ldaho legislators pass resolutions con
cerning Steuner.berg murder case. ■
COAST
Southern Pacific Valley line washed out
and all trains delayed.
San Francisco coroner asked to locate
Abe Ruef. ■ »'<]>hi^TNMß*>'»MivraMMI l »H
Mayor Schmitz reaches home and inti
mates that he may seek re-election. ■ •
LOCAL
Many I.oh Angeles dairies are found to
bc in disgustingly lllthy condition. .> -
Mysterious theft of iuOO in cash occurs
at the Hoegee store. £"AfaKMMP*MlUMr**i
Swearing at police officer* costs man S3.
. Strung effort to be made to necure pats
age of consolidation ill. vM^sCsßMßaMftoM
Oucar IS. Jb'ui-ish comes out emphatical
ly for. state division. ■' •■ -•.»•>•
Patrolman saves man from burning to
death.- \< ■
Marriageable young men write to Mayor
Harper for mates. i *w>f*]M|s|wH'iH|
- Council may demand Inquiry regarding
Ihe outfall s«wer. . .

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