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VOL. XXXV. NUMBER 1M PRICE • BY CARRIER A(\ : CENTS if XVIV-'Jli . PER MONTH 4U VvJljl^ X n EXPERTS DEFEND CONSTRUCTION OF AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS POLICE RAID ANARCHISTS' RENDEZVOUS CHICAGO OFFICERS TRY TO FIX CRIME SCOUR CITY FOR ACCOMPLICES OF RUSSIAN Friends of Would.Be Assassin Are Arrested —Student at Uni. verslty of Chicago Taken By Associated Presi. CHICAGO, March 3.—While city, state and federal authorities put plans on foot today to stamp out anarchy In Chicago, the police department pur sued with new vigor its search through the haunts of radicals in the Ghetto district for anarchists who might have a possible connection with the at tempted assassination of Chief of Po lice Shlppy yesterday. The net result of police activity dur ingl the day and evening was the round ing up of nine suspects. Three arrests ■which the police considered important were made late in the afternoon. A man who gave his name us Harry Goldstein, and who Is said to'be an agent for the Edelstadt society, an anarchistic organization at 427 Union street, was taken into custody at Hul sted and West Fourteenth street while distributing handbills of a rabid an archistic nature. Two other suspects whose names weir withhold were arrested and subjected to a rigid examination at the city hall. One was taken at Halsted and West Taylor stroets, and the other at Wash ington street and Fifth avenue, in the loop district. Police Admit Error A clttS secured early In the day led to the arrest of Isidore Maron, who for a time was believed to be the "curly haired" companion of Averbuch, the would-be assassin, as described to the police by Olga Averbuch, sister of the di.-i'l man. This was lator decided to be not the case, but Maron admitted sufficient as sociation With Chicago anarchists to warrant his being placed in a cell. Another clue led to the arrest of Wil liam H. Abramovitz, 20 years old, a Russian Jew, a student at the Univer sity of Chicago night school and em ployed ns a printer in the daytime. His •'sweating" by the police lasted un til tote in the evening. The others under arrest wort* fwM more because of their .•irtillatlons with anarchist societies than from any ex li'itrttion of connecting them with the attempted assassination of the police liond. EMMA GOLDMAN ABSERTB SLAYER WAS NOT ANARCHIST Tiy Aarociatorl Press. , SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 3.—Em- BM tioldman, the anarchist who lec tured here last night, said this morn ing when Informed of the identity of Chief Shippy's assailant: "I never heard of Lazarus Averbuch, lint I know that he is no anarchist. Ho Is net a member of our society, and further than that, no anarchist would Bttack a boy or girl. The son and daughter of Chief Shlppy were in the room and the son wan shot—no an archist did that. The fact Is the Chi cago police have been so active and so bitter In digging up plots that they have got a faction of foreigners against them, but they are not anarchists. "The Chicago police," said Miss Gold man, "are absurd. Immediately after the assassination of Father Leo In Denver they startled the world with the discovery of a simple plot in Chi cago. They are always discovering plots after It Is all over. "If Chief Shippy got into trouble with any faction it was his own fault, but I know Averbuch was not an anarchist." GOVERNMENT TAKES STEPS TO DEPORT ANARCHISTS By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, March 3.—The sec retary of commerce and labor today is sued a sweeping order to all commis sioners of immigration and Immigra tion inspectors In charge, directing them to confer with the police in their respective jurisdictions with a view to Hocurlng the co-operation of the police and detective forces in an effort to rid the country of alien anarchists and criminals falling within the law relat ing to deportation. OUT OF WORK, ASKS TO BE "OSLERIZED" ' Former Clerk " Applies "' to ** Bellevue Hospital in New York and Re-;2,%> quests That He Be * '-'• Chloroformed 1 By Associated Press. • '■' .. . NEW : YORK, March John Coe, who: described himself as a clerk out of •' employment, •;. applied' at Bellevue hospital ; yesterday to ; be ' "oslerlzed." He said 'that, he had outlived his use fulness and : that recent experiences I with | chemicals ' and destroyed - all ; the Organs of his body save ' his lungs. ,■. He : expressed great admiration J for Dr. Osier and asked to be chloroformed In connection with the Ideas i which he had heard attributed to him. He was taken to the psycopathic ward for ob servation as to his sanity, '.v «« » Woman Shoots Negro Dy Associated Press. KANSAS CITY, March 3.—Mrs. Callie M. Long fired five shots from her re- Volvor ai a negro who entered her lit tle restaurant at 516 East Fifteenth sired late last night. Two of the bul took effect, but the negro escaped The in Kio had saluted the woman with "How <i", honey?" LOS ANGELES HERALD JUDGE BELIEVES EDITOR ' IS GUILTY OF Case Against Cro*' , o?* »>* • the San Fr« fc o * c »o,x^ .1 Already D<^i*>'/ " Court By Associated Frees. SAN FRANCISCO, March Judge M. T. Doolfng of San Benito county, sitting for / Superior - Judge Frank H. Dunne in the trial . of, R. A. ("rothers and Fremont Older, charged with crim inal lH'el of W. S.Tevls, president of th« Bay cities Water company, dur ing a ruling this afternoon said In as many words . that he would instruct the Jury to bring In a verdict of guilty. "The alleged libel consists of three parts," said the court. "First, the al leged conspiracy to foist upon the city an ■ Inadequate water supply; ' second, that Abraham Ruef was to receive one million dollars from Tevis; third, that Ruef's testimony before the grand Jury was the foundation for an indictment by the grand Jury against Tevis. Should the defense prove the truth of. the two former and not the latter the two charges proven then form no Justifica tion in law If the latter Is untrue; It leaves it a libel and I would so instruct the Jury, but the Jury being Judge of both the law and the facts Is not bound by my instructions." This statement *by • the court ■ was made just before the adjournment this afternoon. . . • 1 BABY JOHN TO GET AN IMMUNITY BATH District Attorney of Oakland Says He Will Not Prosecute Youth Who Blew Up Judge's Home with Dynamite By Associated Press. OAKLAND, March 3.—lt was offi cially announced this morning by the district attorney's office in Oakland that no charges of any kind will be brought against "Baby John" Martin in connection with crimes he commit ted under threats from his mother, Mrs. Isabella Martin, whom the grand jury indicted yesterday on a charge of attempting to blow up the residence of Judge Ogden. The district attorney grants immu nity to "Baby John" under section 26, subdivision 8 of the penal code, which provides that no person acting under threat or menace is responsible for any crime committed. The youth's full confession yesterday to the grand jury brought out this de fense. -_ YOUTH NOV DENIES HE MURDERED HIS MOTHER By Associated Pr»ss. OAKLAND, March 3.—Erland H. So derburg, accused of heinously murdfer lng his mother by butchering her with a knife, testified on the stand in his own behalf today, saying: "In my own mind I am now satisfied I did not kill my mother. I thought at one time that I might have done so." His testimony startled the spectators, as the defendant had previously testi fied at the coroner's inquest that he had killed his mother. Summary of the News ■--"' :■ FORECAST , ' '< Fop- Los Angeles" and vicinity: Cloudy, unsettled weather Wednes day; possibly showers. Maximum temperature yesterday, 57 degrees; minimum, 44 degrees. : T ' LOCAL ■ J Patriotic reception is planned in hon or of visit of United States battleship fleet to this port. .. Elaborate exercises are being arranged by committee in charge. , : . .- Fight for custody of Schilb child ends with decision in favor of father, and mother faints when announcement is made. Mexican is victim of strange poison administered ;in : manner : unknown to police; victim dies at receiving hospital. . Socialist speakers are arraigned in police court on charge of violating city ordinances in speaking without licenses. They plead not guilty, and their trials are set. ' . : I General' Chaffee returns I from trip along route of Owens, river. aqueduct and ■ Is . enthusiastic regarding success of big venture.' fesS • '' COAST Judge declares his belief that propri etor of San Francisco Bulletin is guilty of libeling .Tevis.v ... . •; Bank directors .in Carson, Nevada, are under •' indictment. ■; They ; are ac cused of removing their deposits and accepting others when ; they knew the bank was Insolvent. .',' .'.;',•. "Baby - John" Martin granted im munity by district attorney in Oakland on ' condition , that he • testifies • against his mother. S ''. ! : ; : ■ ■ Youth now on trial for murdering his mother in Oakland says he did not kill her. <■■ Had previously confessed that ho did slay her. \ Kl'i'-X KABTEKK • i Four ■ naval' experts declare ■ United States,'. battleships , are constructed on proper lines and are equal of any fight ing vessels owned, by other nations. ' I " E. H. Harrlman wins decisive victory over Fish in fight for control of Illinois Central railroad. » Police force :of Chicago .Is raiding meeting places ,of ; anarchists •In hope of connecting some ( members of ; these societies with attempted '.murderl of Police Chief Shippy. ,-v : , ,- ,: . f;-,j ■ Governor Hughes of New York urges need of law to suppress ;race track gambling. • '■' ■' '; : r. Daughter of E. H. Harriman becomes bride of -prominent youth of Boston. FOREIGN Venezuela ordered to . settle. ' claims preferred "; by > Americans against t gov ernment of republic.', • - ■ •.. < .'* f > 'J, Prussian diet passes Polish land ex propriation bill. '.:■.; X, •■ ■ ir'i■■;'■'■'.:,: ■'. • • France 'decides, to send more troops against tribesmen in Morocco. -■ r WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1008. HARRIMAN DEFEATS FISH IN I. C. FIGHT UNION PACIFIC MAGNATE WINS BATTLE FEW STOCKHOLDERS PRESENT AT MEETING Long Struggle for Control of Rail. road Results in Favor of Southern Pacific's Owner B/ Associated Press. f'HICAGO, March 3.—The long struggle for control of the Illinois Cen tral railroad was ended, at least tem porarily, today when the officially ad journed meeting of stockholders was held and four directors were elected. With only formal protests recorded by the interests headed by Stuyvesant Fish, which have been opposing the administration of the road, E. H. Har rlman and John Jacob Astor were re elected to the board; A. G. Hackstaff, who has been serving as a director since the death of John C. Welling, was chosen to fill the unexpired term and Joseph F. Titus, assistant to President Harahan, was elected 'o succeed Stuyvesant Fish upon the di rectorate. Mr. Titus, however, is to serve only a few weeks, President Harahan announcing to the stock holders that J. Ogden Armour of Chi cago will be fhosen to the board as 'soon as the stock owned by Mr. Ar mour can be transferred to his account on the books, thus making him a stockholder of record. Fish Not Present Mr, Fish was not present at the meeting and only a few of his allies were there to watch his interests. The comparatively small representa tion of stock at the meeting had one effect which was a bit disappointing to the administration forces. With less than two-thirds of the outstanding stock voting it was found impossible to ratify legally the action of the board of directors in agreeing to pur chase two small branch lines —the Kensington & Eastern and the Mem phis & State Line railroads. Mr. Fish said tonight: "I refrained from taking any part in the meeting because I deemed it best for those stockholders whose proxies I hold that neither they nor I be in any manner bound by anything done at the meet- Ing. Those who have left . >elr proxies il» my hands vested me with discre tion to act for them as to their shares as I might act for myself." MISS CAROL HARRIMAN IN DANGEROUS CONDITION By Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 3.—Miss Carol A. Harriman, daughter of E. H. Harriman, was said to be seriously ill today of mastoidltis at her father's home in this city. Miss Harriman was operated upon in Baltimore a- short time ago for mas tolditis. It was said today that the wound had reopened and continued so serious that a consultation of ear specialists was held last night. ■ ■»«♦ MISS HARRIMAN BRIDE OF GERRY Daughter of Multi-Millionaire Weds. Women Crowd About Church to Get View of Couple By Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 3.—ln the presence of a notable assemblage of persons prominent in the social life of New York and many other cities Miss Cornelia Harriman, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Harriman, to day became the bride of Robert Liv ingstone Gerry, son of Commodore and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry of New York. The ceremony was performed in Grace Episcopal church at Broadway and Teivth streets, in on of the busi est sections of the city, and so nu merous were the automobiles and car riages of the guests and so great was the throng of sightseers that traffic on Broadway and adjacent cross-streets was practically at a standstill for over half an hour. A squadron of mounted police pres ent pressed their horses back and forth along the curb line in a vain endeavor to confine the throng to the sidewalks, and the unmounted police finally were compelled to abandon the attempt to keep traffic "moving and confine their efforts to maintaining a clear pathway for the wedding party and guests. The line of equipages and motor cars extended down Broadway and into the side streets for a long dis tance, and as the hour of noon ap proached many of the guests left their vehicles and with the assistance of the police made their way through the Jam on the sidewalks to the church, the beautiful costumes of the women contrasting plainly with the plain garb of the closely pressing throngs. When the ceremony was over hun dreds of women In their eagerness to catch a glimpse of the wedding party forced their way past the lines of po lice and disregarded the menace of the powerful motor cars which slowly made their way along. The interior of the beautiful church was superbly decoiated with a mass of palms and other greens and cut flowers In profusion, the distinctive feature of the scheme being a number of beautiful floral arches thrown across the center aisle up which the wedding party passed. A pretty feature of the ceremony was the novel musical program. 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For years the ladies of the court, including the dowager em press, have been addicted to cigarette smoking, and no one thought of interfering with the habits of the noble ladies until the czarina announced that she disliked the odor of tobacco, and that in the future she would not tolerate it. The dowager empress, who has assumed the position of first lady of the land, protested. She thought that it was an unwarranted usurpation of her power. CUT TO PIECES AND ROBBED BY ITALIANS Farmer Living Near Sacramento Is Brutally Hacked and Thrown Into River to Die By Associated Pross. SACRAMENTO, March 3.—At a lonely spot on the Yolo side of the Sacra mento river, three miles above the city, one of the most Hendish crimes in the annals of this part of the state was committed this afternoon, when three unknown Italians literally carved Jo seph Plrrano, a fanner, 10 pieces, robbed him of $tßr> and then threw him into trie river, thinking they had killed him, and to hide the crime! The crime was committed some time between 3:30 and 4:45 o'clock in the afternoon, when Pirrano was seen by the crew and passengers of the steamer returning from up the river. After he had been thrown jnto the Pirrano struggled with all his remaining strength and succeeded in reaching the bank, although he was slashed in a dozen places and his body was almost cut in two, from three cuts across the abdomen and back which exposed his intestines. The steamer came on to Sacramento, made a landing, sent a messenger to the police station and then returned to the place where Pirrano was lying. The police brought him to the city receiv ing hospital for treatment. At a late hour tonight it was reported that he could not live, but he stoutly main tains that he will recover. Pirrano told his story to City Attor ney Howe and said that he had been induced to go for a walk by a fellow countryman whose name he said 1b "Joe." They went across the Southern Pacific bridge and started up the levee on the Yolo side. After going a short distance they were joined by two other Italians and the four walked to a point opposite Second Brannan slough. One of the men who joined Pirrano and "Joe" demanded money, and when Pir rano refused two of the others held him while "Joe" used the knife. The long est out extends from the center of the abdomen to the backbone, on the left tide there being two similar cuts. To a number of her associates she said: "We will see smoking will not stop. 1 smoke at court, and defy any one to stop me." But the czarina was firm. She went to the czar and laid down the law to him. She asserted that she, and not her mother-in-law, was the first lady in Russia, and de manded that her will be supreme. The czar upheld her in her position, and the order went worth that smoking must stop. Protests from the dowager empress were in vain. This Is not without political significance, and in other matters of importance where the older woman has ruled the czarina will now be consulted and her wishes obeyed. OWEN SPEAKS FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE Senator from Oklahoma Appears Be. fore House Committee in Advocacy of Equal Rights for Both Sexes at Polls By Associated Preen. WASHINGTON, March 3.—Senator Owen of Oklahoma was one of tha spbakers in the woman suffrage hear ing before tho house committee on judiciary today. His address was fre quently interrupted with applause. He paid a glowing tribute to womanhood and earnestly advocated universal suf frage. Mr. Alexander of New York asked Senator Owen if he would be willing to give the ballot to the low class of im migrant women who come to this country. "Yes," replied Senator Owen, "be cause the vote of the male Immigrant h is largely dominated by the saloon and brothel Influences, and the vote of the women would counteract the votes 3f this class of males." The senator pointed out that in the states where woman suffrage Is unt -1 the percentage of women con ■ victed is very low. Ho said In Wyom ing there is not one woman now incar cerated In the penitentiary. He claimed the women would largely vote against corruption. Well Known Priest Dies r.y Associated jfrenu. SAN FRANCISCO, March 3.—Rev. Father John P. Coyle died in this city tonight from a disease of the stomach from which he had suffered for some time. Father Coyle «v the first na tive of California to be ordained a Cath olic priest, and at the time of his death was in charge of the Star of the Sea church In the Richmond district. Huge Steamship Launched By Associated Frees. BELFAST, Ireland, March 3.—Tho steamer Rotterdam, the 24,160 ton Hol land-American liner, was successfully launched here this morning. At at tempt was made February 23 to launch the Rotterdam, but the liner refused to take the water owing to the tremen dous pressure on the ways, which had not been properly oiled. QINfM 1^ f'OIMIW- DAILY, 3ci SUNDAY, So OllXixl^ilj KsVJI 1 l 4jri . ox TRAINS. S < KNTS BANK DIRECTORS UNDER INDICTMENT Grand Jury in Carson Has Not Yet Finished Its Work and Addi. tional Charges May Be Made L:y Associated Press. CARSON, Nev., March 3.—The Ornisby county grand jury reported to Judge Langan at noon today, bring ing' in indictments against every di rector, the cashier and the assistant Cashier Of the defunct Stale bank. The following are those indicted and held under embezzlement charges: Cashier Davis. Assistant Cashier Van Delich, Directors Krougher, Woodbury, Lee, Peterson, Mapes, Bender, Livingstone and Meyers. Bench warrants were ordered by the judge and they will be served during' the day. Bail will be fixed in each case at $10,000, requiring $100,000 in all. The embezzlement charge is based on a deposit made by Oliver D. Jarlis, a hotel man of this city. This deposit of the sum of $100 was made on Oc tober 21. President Rickey was in cluded in the new count and lie will have to furnish an extra $10,000 bond, making his entire bond $70,000. The grand jury has not yet adjourned and is investigating the switching of state ments by the bank examiners, where by they declared the bank solvent. The evidence that has called forth Ihe indictments was that which shows the withdrawal of personal accounts by the directors after the meeting of the directors on October 19. After that date until October 23, th« day of the closing of the bank's doors, nearly eviiry director withdrew his account. President Rickey had been ordered to proceed to San Francisco in order to raise funds. During his absence the other members of the bank withdrew their personal accounts and in one or two cases the funds of their families. Railroad Wreck Fatal ALVORD, Tex., March 3.—Bailey Stevens of Alvord was killed and sev i;:al others Injured In the wreck of pas- F.onger train No. 19 on the Fort Worth <<c Denver railroad, two miles south of here last night. John C. Cunningham of Balllnger, Tex., was fatally injured and Otto A. Lehmay of Cincinnati seri i.usly hurt. J£CENTS DEFENDERS OFU.S.NAVY IN EVIDENCE DECLARE CRITICISM IS NOT WELL BASED CHARGES OF COMMANDER SIMMS ARE REFUTED Four Officers Appear Before Commit. tee of Senate and Give Testimony Regarding Alleged Imper. fections By Associated Pmw. WASHINGTON*, March 3.—Four naval officers, all experts in turret construction and ammunition manu facture, today testified before the sen ate naval committee in defense of the American navy, against all forms of criticism. Three of the witnesses, Prof. H. R. Alger, Instructor in mathematics at the naval academy and »v member of the board of turrets; Commander E. F. Fletcher and Lieutenant Commander V. O. Chase, spoke in detail concern ing turret accidents and the methods that have been adopted to make tur rets safe. None of these officers seemed to think there was great dan ger in the direct hoist if some changes were made to provide for effective screening between the ammunition handling room and the big guns. Prof. Alger defended the American navy as to criticism by Commander Slmms, that poor markmanship wan ■'.own at Santiago. He declared American gunnery was as good as that of any navy at that time, and at the present time there waa no navy in the world that would surpass the Americans in straight shooting. Commander R. F. Fletcher, a navnl expert on the subject of turret con struction and particularly on the subject of ammunition hoists, contra dicted much of the testimony given by Commander Simms yesterday. Defends Hoists "The American device of straight hoisting," he said, "is similar to flve sixth of all the hoists in use, and there fore is not the senseless experiments some critics have charged." All that is required to make turrets safe, he thought, is to provide proper screens between the guns and the handling rooms. "Under the present system there Is n > danger whatever to the powder magazines," he said. He told of the Missouri accident, where 400 pounds of powder burned in the handling room and a large quan tity in the open door of the magazine without any damage or much danger to the air-tight powder tanks. "One course that In somewhat more of a chance than we like to take, how ever," he commented. He said that there had been forty or fifty accidents in the French and oth er foreign navies where .powder had burned in the handling rooms of ships without causing explosions. He agreed with Admirals Converse, Capps and Mason that the turrets can be made safe in accordance with designs at comparatively small cost. Senator Perkins questioned Com mander Fletcher about a statement of Commander Slmms that the American navy at Santiago gave a poor exhibi tion of markmanship. The witness said that from all records he had seen or heard of no navy could have done better shooting at that ttme. CRUISER SOUTH DAKOTA IS READY FOR THE SEA By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, March 3.—The new armored cruiser South Dakota is anchored in the harbor tonight, prepar atory to departure for Magdalena bay. The trip to Magdalena will be a shak ing down trip. Her builders' trial was held some time ago, and she went into commission January J last. The South Dakota is in splendid shape for tho trip. She carries a crew of 800 men and twenty-six officers. Captain Charles E. Fox is in command. Her full complement is 845. The crew con tains fifty marines. The vessel carries in her bunkers 2000 tons of coal and 600 tons of ammunition, besides a large quantity of stores and mail for Ad miral Evans' fleet. On her trip down the coast it is ej» peited that she will make an uverap speed of twelve knots. The trip wfil consume approximately four days. Hut two or three days will be spent at Magdalena, and the warship will re turn up the coast, probably stopping at Los Angeles ports and Santa Barbara, reaching here about the middle of April. She w ill then go to Bremerton, whero she will dock May 1, after which she will have her acceptance trial and later engage in target practice. She will be attached to the squadron of Admiral Sebree. On her present trip to Magdalena tho South Dakota will not indulge in ta •■ get practice, although all her guns may be fired for testing purposes. Currency Bill in Senate Speeches on the currency bill were made in the senate today by Senators McCumber of North Dakota and New lands of Nevada. Each of these sen ators contended for modifications of the emergency currency bill and each declared in favor of legislation adding confidence on the present depositors in the banks as a prominent feature of any plan for preventing pany' The senate also passed a r \ on by Senator Tillman, calling, V tha attorney general for all Infv Yition concerning court proceedings .n the Indian Territory affecting the Choc taw and Chiekasaw tribes. , A number of blll» of minor impor taiuv were pssssfl and at 5:30 tha senate adjourned. » «» Big Plant Resumes Work BERWICK, Pa., March 3.—After hav ing been shut down for the lam two weeks In :ill departments, the Berwick plant of the American Car and Foun dry company has resumed work, affect' iiiß 4000 men.