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vol.. xxxv. PRICE: by CAHiUEn 40 CENTS
Night Cathier Victim or Bandit Who
Forces Him at Point of Gun
to Give Up the .
&& ' Cash ; '
R. B. Davisson, the night cashier of
the Los Angeles-Redondo Hallway com
pany, was held up and robbed In the
office of the company at 217 West Sec
ond street at 9:30 o'clock last night of
$365. % ;
The robbery was one of the boldest
and most daring that has occurred in
Los Angeles.
Shortly before the leaving time of the
Redondo car at 9 o'clock a conductor
entered the office and deposited with
the cashier an envelope containing $10,
the receipts of his trip. >
Young Davisson took ,, the. envelope
and laid it on the counter of the cash
ier's desk and after checking the con
ductor out turned and went to the rear
of the building. ■*?■"■'77 '/■•■■
At the time he left the office there
was not another person in it. The con
ductor who had made the deposit had
gone to his car and there were no pas
sengers in sight. )
On the sidewalk, however, there was
a squat, red faced individual who had
watched the establishment all the even-
lng. ■•'■•<•-'.'•:
It was not his first appearance on the
scene. A week ago Sunday this small
heavyset, florid complexloned man had
appeared in the office and had staid
there for several hours watching the
process of Bellini, tickets and the check
ing In and out of conductors.
Dodges Into Building -
■ When young Davisson went to the
rear of the building last night this red
laced Individual dodged into the office
of the railroad company and walking
behind the screen hid himself In the
parcel room, a small enclosed booth ad
joining the big steel cash vault.
Ten minutes later Davisson returned
to the front office. Lying on his desk
was the $10 envelope given him by the
conductor. He took it and walked to
the safe and unlocked the big steel
doors and then the money drawer where
the petty cash is usually kept.
At the moment he did so he felt a
fold hard cylinder placed In the back of
his neck and heard the command:
"Throw up your hands." •
Until that moment Davisson did not
Imagine . there was another person In
the office beside himself.
The young cashier promptly elevated
his hands. As he did so he cast a glance
over his shoulder and got a glimpse of
a .44 caliber' revolver which caused
more cold shivers to run down his back.
Davisson then gently lowered his
hands at the direction of the robber
and ladled out of the drawer in hand
fiils a lot of silver dollars and halves
with which it was crowded. '"/'
When the robber had a pocketful of
these coins he called a halt and de
manded that he be given more sub
stantial and less bulky evidence of
wealth and then Davisson opened up
another drawer In which was $300 In
gold and $100 in currency.
Robber Helps Himself 7 77
To this liberal store of wealth the
robber helped himself In generous
fashion, but he left a lot of gold and
paper In his hurry and in another
drawer but two Inches removed there
was $7000 in gold and paper which ho
overlooked and failed to get.
As soon as the robbery was accom
plished the highwayman backed young
Davisson up .into the' corner of the
sal-' and still keeping the revolver
pointed at him backed out of the cage
and through the hallway j to the ■ rear
of the office.' "■-■'■■'.
' The robber escaped, It is believed,
through the alleyway In the rear of
the building, which leads into the
Waldorf saloon. >?■:'".„■-
A few minutes after the robbery a
man answering the description of the
robber walked Into tho rear of the
saloon and stopping at the bar coolly
ordered a drink of whisky.
He was served and paid for it with
a silver dollar.
After receiving his change he walked
tit of the front door and disappeared..
Immediately after the robbery young
Davisson called up the police depart
ment and reported his loss.
A number of detectives and patrol
men were sent to, the scene/There
was absolutely no clue beyond the
description of the robber obtainable.
The man ,Is described as about I 5
feet 6 or 7 inches in height, 160 to 170
pounds in weight, broad shouldered,
florid complexion, 'smooth shaven,
brown hair, c dark eyes and wearing a
brown soft hat, a tan colored coat and
striped trousers." '..',-;
The man was observed as he walked
from • the Waldorf , saloon but his man
ner and conduct were such that; no
suspicion attached to him at the time.
, The police believe him to be an old
time and experienced thief and , one |of
'the gang >■ which came' here to clean
up the town during fleet week., /
7 NEW YORK. April 23.—Charles
Sehermerhorn, the oldest telegrapher in
point of • service sln New Jersey, cele
brated his seventy-fifth , birthday anni
versary yesterday. He has been con
nected with the telegraph business for
sixty years without the loss of a single
day. He Is hale and < happy , and \ de
clares that he intends to keep at work
r.ll a ',' telegrapher for a • quarter ■of a
century more., :." 7 7 ■> ■*> : Ay*«
•-He became la telegrapher in 1848-at
New- Hope,' Pa., and after managing
the Brooklyn office, In 1858,' was trans
ferred >to H Verley, N. ■ J., where -he
worked during the Civil War. •In 1870
he became , manager ;of ? the <■: Western
Union office in Plainfleld, and has been
acting,as such ever slnoe.: *r
•' "I don't take any stock in these diet
stories," said ; he. " "Just be happy ; and
don't worry and you will live to be 100
years old." .• ; '
Br Associated Press.
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<»■ a number of houses destroyed. •*<
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•*/ John Mnngleson near Tender and then <$
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Aide de Camp to Emperor Nicholas
and Commander of First Mane.
churian Army Passes
By Associated Press,
ST. PETERSBURG, April 23.—Lieut.
Gen. Llnevltch, aide de camp to Em
peror Nicholas and commander of the
First Manchurlan army, ' died from
pneumonia this evening. He had been
ill for a ' little over a week and on ;
several occasions serious symptoms of
heart failure had manifested them- j
selves. • i -
On Tuesday ho suffered a serious at
tack of heart failure, from which ho
recovered sufficiently, but yesterday It
was found necessary to perform an
operation, after which tho patient
gradually sank.
Limited on Northern Pacific Stopped
by Armed Men, but They Lose
Nerve and Take to
Their Heels
By Associated Press. s
BUTTE, Mont., April 23.— Another
attempt to hold up the North Coast
limited train, westbound, the overland
flyer of the Northern Pacific railroad,
was made this evening at a point be
tween Welch's spur and Homestake,
fifteen miles east of Butte, the scene
of the recent holdup in which Engineer
Frank Clow was murdered. • < ■
Several torpedo - explosions brought
the train to a stop in a rough portion
of the country, i Engineers , Hanscomb
.Gear suspected something wrong;
and observed extreme ' caution Hi"
alighting. . "- ';■-.
Evidently the nerve of the would-be
bandits failed when they saw that a
holdup was suspected, as four men,
with guns in their hands, disappeared
among the rocks In the direction of
Butte. -- -
The engineers hurriedly got up
steam and made a quick run Into this
city. , -A.T-..:■:.■;„ „..--'.!
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Strike Breakers Menaced
By Associated Press. -
PENSACOLA, Fla., April 23.—Not
withstanding the injunction issued by
the federal court to prevent lawless
ness In the strike of. street railway
employes, the barns of the Pensacola
Electric company, where over a hun
dred strikebreakers are housed, were
stoned early today. No one was in-
Jured. -' __;
Summary of the News
For Los Angeles and vicinity: ;
Cloudy Friday; light west wind.
Maximum temperature yesterday,
64; minimum, 51.
Fight begun by heirs of Taylor Han
cock. Suit started in superior court.
Los Angeles business men demand
large fleet be kept on Pacific coast.
Ten thousand visitors inspect ships
off San Pedro. - . .
■ Ruby ' Casselman again on witness
stand. Lawyer gives sensational tes
timony. ' Claims plot to client.
Japanese seeks life ,of a -supposed
Redondo car office robbed of large
sum. 7>V>:
Five boodiing supervisors testify in
Ford trial to receiving bribes.
Slayer of merchant at Skldoo mining
camp lynched by citizens. '.
. Rickey bank in Carson, Nev., to be
conducted by , receiver.
Four of one family perish in prairie
Are In, western Canada. .",
' Wire . tappers who ' had planned to
beat : pool . rooms arrested at Vallejo.
Portland banker Is convicted of lar
ceny. -■ ••' '-.- 7' <•»'-'■'■ "". ' "-. '■''
Suit ' begun at ', Santa Rosa to break
will ,of wealthy woman. •;. v "i ".■
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i President * Roosevelt's fight for 'more
battleships doomed to defeat. In sen
ate 1 today;l! '-.'7'; "7 77 ,<■- ■■:.;. ■
H Illinois Democrats indorse Bryan for
presidency,' show much enthusiasm. 1 -
% Masked men held i up gambling house
at Hot Springs,-get large Bum. 1' ! 7',
.•■ Big ', promotion ; company in Chicago
fails, manager g0ne...,..; '■ 7
j Nebraska supreme court deals knock
out ' blow' to lumber dealers'... trust.
Local option law In j Illinois' Is de
clared constitutional. , '" '
Publishers urge congress to get after
paper trust; j Cannon; blamed..' ■
"Native uprising' In India 'is serious;
British: troops being mobilized. ;
' Chinese boycott of; Japanese goods
extends to Australia.'".::'. ."* '-■•
General Llnevitch of Russo-Japanese
war . fame ■ dies •In - St. - Petersburg. ■. * ».:,
■,'. Important ... North ' sea : and " Baltic
treaties' signed. • -7- ■;
• French Catholics hope 'for. favorable
action' by ; pope. .'. ' c . ►-■ .* ► ;', >
i King :: Manuel ■of Portugal to • appear
first: in public *at. memorial services
for late father. . =• 7!; -.v.. ;.
Automobile Passing Long Line of Old Soldiers at Sawtelle
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. DELEGATES 7 7*7..
Johnson Faction Not in Evidence and
No Resolution . Bearing . His
Name Is Presented to
By Associated Press. ...' Ti
SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 28.—The
Illinois Democracy . today adopted the
unit rule and Instructed Its delegates to
the Denver convention to vote for W.
J. Bryan and "to use -all honorable
means" to secure his nomination.
After a hot fight in the resolutions
committee, which was carried into the
convention, the party, adopted a party
platform plank declaring in favor of
the "greatest possible personal liberty"
to individuals, provided such liberty did
not Infringe upon the rights of other
people. • '.'■■:;j 7 *_ ?7-: i7 <
Instead of naming the usual four dele
gates and alternates at large to the
national convention |it was decided; to
send eight, allowing each man one-half
of a vote. Two presidential electors at
large were also chosen.
The resolution'indorsing Mr. Bryan
was adopted with enthusiasm and a
flattering demonstration, followed the
action. For all that, however, it, was
not worded entirely to the satisfaction
of Mr. Bryan's most enthusiastic sup
porters, and In the last few minutes of
the convention Judge Owen P. Thomp
son of Jacksonville, declaring that
Bryan had been "sold out," demanded
that a stronger resolution be passed.
He desired to have the Instructions so
worded ■ that Illinois would be bound
to support Bryan as long as his name
was before the convention.. His effort
was made in the last few minutes of
the convention and . It met . the usual
fate of new business that Is sprung
upon hot, weary, | hungry and thirsty
delegates who . are anxious to catch
trains for their homes. It was swiftly
and overwhelmingly defeated.
54/7* Enthusiasm for Bryan
The convention, however, showed sin
cere I enthusiasm for Bryan. When his
name' was ' mentioned there * was in
variably great applause, and the read
ing of the resolution in his favor was
greeted; with cheers. The applause, it
Is true, came more from the delegates
from other counties than r Cook' and
other cities than Chicago. ,
: Roger C. Sullivan, who dominated the
convention from first to , last, did not
applaud Bryan's name at any time! but
Sullivan Is not the kind of man who is
giving to applauding things, no matter
how strong, his approval may be. :■: -
I When the demonstration was In prog,
ress : after the reading - of»the : Bryan
resolution he . rose and stood until the
cheers subsided I and 1 then resumed his
i The fight over the "personal liberty"
or liquor plank In the platform ; was
warm < and ■ long. -, It delayed • the j con
vention nearly two | hours and then a
minority of ' seven presented , a report
urging ' that j the ,-.■ plank <be entirely
omitted. Nineteen members of the com
mittee favored it, ■■ and the ' convention
sustained them—B46 to 646. Of the total
in : favor < of the 1 plank 535 votes came
from • Cook 1 county. \ Three-quarters lof
of the country delegations voted against
It, "but, the heavy vote iof Chicago was
too much for them. , ; . : .s. 7"<" ■ ■•"
' Considerable feeling was 'manifested
during the i roll call which laid the
minority report ,upon the table..- j., .*" j
The ; Johnson • men >. were not * in ; evi
dence ', throughout the convention and
no resolution bearing his name was in
troduced. ':{mßSsbglggg.T;; " Jffl_L
'r\ ANTA MONICA BAY is to be the scene of the final display of
the great Atlantic fleet. to the scene the final display
the great Atlantic fleet. Tomorrow morning the entire fleet
rO will countermarch twice the entire length of the bay and
will then steam for Santa Barbara. Admiral Thomas has planned
the demonstration as a parting salute to the hospitality of South
ern ; California.; 7 • — 7.?$ *P-$ lys>~^'^ ... • -'; ' ''/'•• .7'-7^
The order of Admiral Thomas issued yesterday to the fleet
follows: ] y-\f : V'*7
The first division will have steam up for 10 knots at 5 a. m. and
will head out of San Pedro harbor at 6 o'clock.
The second division, under command of Admiral Emory, will
join the first division off San Pedro, form squadron and proceed
toward Redondo.
Off Redondo Admiral Sperry's division of the second squadron
will join the first squadron and take its place in line and proceed
with it to Santa Monica bay, where the other division will take
its assigned place. .
The entire fleet will then countermarch twice around Santa
Monica bay, offering the most magnificent marine pageant ever
witnessed in these waters.
; These evolutions will probably take two hours to complete,
and at 11 a. m. the fleet will stand out to sea and proceed to Santa
Barbara under a speed of 10 knots.
In order to see the entire work of the fleet, its assemblage and
its formation into the maneuvers, Los Angeles seekers after sights
should reach Santa Monica not later than 9 o'clock. Those who
may be later will see the countermarching of battleships under a
full head of steam, as the hour for leaving is 11 o'clock. The navy
moves to the minute and those who wish to see the whole show
will be there early in the morning— o'clock is not too early.
Orders for Naval Men Daily Report
Sneclal to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, April 23.—The fol
lowing orders were issued at the navy
department today: "--'/■
Capt. A. Ward to navy yard, New
York, for duty as member of the court
of inquiry; then home to await orders.
Chief Boatswain C. Crane from the
Yankton to await orders.
Chief Gunner J. Shannon from the
Louisiana to the Pacific station.
Chief Gunner F. C. Messenger from
the Connecticut to the Pacific station.
Gunner C. J. Miller to the navy yard
at | Washington, ,D. C, for duty In
charge of the naval magazine, Belle
vue, D. C. '
Warrant Machinist A. .A. Hooper,
when discharged from ; treatment at
United States naval hospital. - Mare
Island, Cal., to navy yard, Puget sound,
Wash. • ~ . •
5 C. E. Sandgren has been appointed
paymaster's clerk In the i navy. He Is
ordered to duty at Chester.
.Naval Movements
Gunboats Samar and Callao have
arrived at Hong Kong.V ,;,
Gunboat Albany is at San Diego.
, Gunboats Montgomery, and Vixen
sailed from Charleston for League
island. v ■'. '' "- ■-:■••.■.■
. Cruiser Prairie sailed from Boston
for Bradford. , ,•
Yacht Eagle sailed from Quanta
namo ; for the surveying grounds.
• - Gunboats Rainbow, l. Denver,' Con
cord and Helena sailed from Hong
Kong for Shanghai.
"'.*.; Soldiers at Seattle
Gen. Bell, chief of staff, • has issued
instructions .to Gen. Brush, command
ins the department of Columbia, to
have available troops 'of * that . depart
ment In the vicinity of Seattle; Wash.',
to assist the citizens, city ■ reception
and entertainment of officers and sail
ors - of - the ■•■ Atlantic ■ fleet * during . the
coming' visit.' ■ ■ •.'7'"- , . .
Death of Commander Noel
The navy department - Is • informed
that .Commander', York ,'• Noel lof the
United ' States navy I died this I morning
at the navy yard at New York. Com
mander Noel was born iln Cumberland.
county. Pa., March 26, 1854. He en
tered the naval service as cadet mid
shipman September 21, 1870. He was
promoted to ensign July 17, 1876;
lieutenant January 2, 1888, and during
the Spanish-American war served on
United States cruiser Marblehead.
After war on United States ship
lowa. .-,..
: In 1899, 1900 and 1901 he was at the
training, station at Newport, R. I. In
1901, 1902 and 1903 he was stationed
at the naval station at Cavlte, P. I.
In 1903, in latter part of 1904 and 1905
he was assigned to duty at the navy
yard at New York, in whioh duty he
was engaged at the time of his death.
He was booked , for promotion to the
grade of . captain by retirement today
of Rear Admiral Very and the pro
motion of Capt. Cowles.
Plunges to Death
William M. Long, aged 60, paymas
ter in the navy, was killed yesterday
in the federal building at Philadel
phia. He plunged headforemost from
the top of four-story area to first floor.
He had been off duty for some time
owing to ill health.
Bill to Raise Maine
Representative Sulzer of New York
today introduced the annual bill to
raise the wreck of t". c United States
battleship Maine, In the mud in Ha
vana harbor, and remove the bodies in
the hull to the Arlington cemetery.
Courtmartial Bill
The house naval affairs committee
today agreed to report favorably on
the subordinate courtmartial bill. The
bill provides that petty officers who
are accused of minor offenses may be
tried by courtmartial composed of the
commanding officers of the vessel, but
the accused will have the right to de
mand trial by ■ regular courtmartial
as now constituted. The bill :. is de-
Signed to dispense with s the red tape
and expedite disposition of compara
tively trivial ■ cases.
Commander Noel Dead
Commander York Noel. United
States navy, died at the New York
: navy • yard today.,
(JlVrl IT rnPriil^' DAILY, 2c, SUNDAY, 3c
I*s "tir JU-Ci V-'VJI J. JL-O . ON TRAINS, 5 CENTS
Flower Shower and Overwhelming
Attentions Greet 200 Officers Who
7"' i Accompany — Everybody Is
Praising Entertainment
LOS ANGELES ended her entertainment
of the Atlantic fleet yesterday.
Two hundred officers rude seventy
miles In autos, visiting Pasadena, Sol
diers' home, Santa Monica, Ocean Park and
Venice. They were showered with flowers
and overwhelmed with hospitality.
The evening was marked by receptions
at the California and Jonathan clubs.
The enlisted men were entertained for the
fourth day at Chutes park and Agricultural
park. Their final entertainment Is this af
ternoon Fat 'Agricultural park— Wild
West show.
Today is Beach day and San Pedro, Long
Beach, Santa Monica and Redondo have at
tractive programs.
Th. admirals and officers of the fleet
to the number of 200 took a land cruise
yesterday. Sixty-eight ships of the
road took them on a seventy-mile run
and few cases of land sickness were re
ported. Admirals Thomas, Emory and
Sperry, whose flag cars headed the
column, as well as the officers, voted
the cruise a success, even if the smell
of gasoline was a little bit worse than
the smell of powder and the rolling of
the cars on the rough roads was a little
more harassing than the familiar
lurching of the ships on the high seas.
Admiral Willis H. Booth, who com
manded the auto cruise, with Com
mander G. Allen Hancock and Capt.
Hopper, officers of the Auto club of
Southern California, as assistants,
ii 'Tee el that the seamen behaved very
will even on the placid boulevards.
The cruise was not like the famous
one of the Atlantic fleet around the
Horn. Such a cruise could not be cur
tailed. The one yesterday, by reason
of a late start and a mistaken idea of
what the roads would be if it rained
the day before, was curtailed and sev
eral features on the Itinerary were
The event was an entertainment for
more than 200 officers of the fleet who
had participated in no other entertain
ment. Eligibility for the ride was sub
mitted to lot, and consequently the
members of the party were mostly new.
Besides more came than were expected.
But this did not matter, as Admiral
Booth had autos to give away, so gen
erous were the Los Angeles owners In
their desire to aid the entertainment.
Many of the machines were driven by
their owners. '.-'■;"- '
The start was from the Alexandria
at 10:30 o'clock, anil it soon became a
more Imposing parade than Tuesday's.
On the way to Pasadena, by way of
Alhambra,' the column was over a mile
ions, anil it flew between roadsides
sprinkled with groups who waved and
saluted the flying parade. At Oneonta
and Alhambra official delegations ex
tended greetings to the car of Admiral
Thomas, which were cordially returned.
"Flagship" Autos
The column was headed by a big car
in which Admiral Thomas, Gen Chaf
fee, Mayor Harper, Lieutenant Com
mander McLean, fleet ordinance officer,
and Lieut, V. G. Castleman, the ad
miral's flag officer, sat. In the second
car Admiral Sperry, Gen. Harrison
Gray Otis and Lieut. T. W. Wurtz
liaugh were seated. The third car con
tained Admiral Emory, Gen. Robtert
Wankowski, Lieut. R. P. Crandall'and
Lieut. R. W. Henderson. The party In
(Continued on Page Three)
■■ 'V
Bitter Attack Made During Discussion
on Steel Trust, Which Is Charged
with Looting the United
States Treasury
Special to The Herald,
WASHINGTON. April 23.—The
final struggle of President Roosevelt
anil his adherents to have the "four
battleship" amendment accepted by
the senate Is due tomorrow.
When the senate adjourned today it
was with the understanding that the
question would be discussed and finally
disposed of at tomorrow's session. The
majority, it is expected, will stubbornly
resist and eventually kill the amend
The house amendments to the naval
appropriation bill were offered In the
senate today by Senator Gore of Okla
homa to allow the building of the new,
battleships, submarine boats, etc., au
thorized by the bill at any, shipyard in
the world, and taking away the re
striction in favor of domestic steel. ,:
Mr. Gore had no support in his first
motion to permit the building of the
ships abroad, and 62 votes were reg
istered against him. His second mo
tion was to strike out the provision
that all the parts of these ships and
the steel material used in them shall;
be of domestic manufacture.
On motion of Mr. Hale that amend
ment was laid on the table, 48 to 19,
Mr. Gore securing the support of Sen
ators Bacon, Culberson, Davis, Gary,'
McCreary, Milton, Money and Simons,
all Democrats. A" •7: 'i,*i
In offering these amendments , Mr.
Gore delivered an impassioned appeal
to the senate to strike a blow at the
steel trust. A ■
Mr. Gore offered the amendment, he.
said, to "rescue this country from the
tolls of the steel trust," which ho re
garded as "the tapeworm of the treas
ury." i,' ■ /-,* '• \
Scares Steel Trust
The steel trust, .he said, not only
holds up the country but It held up
the American merchant marine. . ■ *.
Replying to a question Mr. Hale said
the United States was paying $416 per
ton for Its, armor, and that • Germany
paid.., $450, ;Vrnnce . $fifio and • England;:
$625 a ton,- Mr. Kale insisted that the
investigation of the steel trust some
years ago had brought about a re
duction of the price of armor from $550
and $600 to $416.
An amendment by Mr. Hale reducing
the stipulated speed of the two colliers
from 16 to 14 knots was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Hale the amount
made by the house of $1,000,000 toward
the construction of • eight : submarine
torpedo boats was increased to $3,000,
--000, which may be applied toward the
completion of submarine boats here
tofore authorized. •
An amendment appropriating $500,
--000 for a "new trunk-ln battleship
hoist," proposed by Mr. Hale, was !
An amendment was agreed to ap
propriating $7,000,000 "toward the con
struction, the machinery, armor and
armament of the vessels" authorized In
this bill. ,V,-*;',*-:'
The pay of the enlisted men in the
hospital corps of the navy Is made the
same as that of seamen of correspond- .
ing rating by a committee amendment,
which was adopted. '-. ■;•"•'■ '-•
On a point of order made by Mr.
Lodge {he committee amendment giv
ing naval officers rank on the same
basis as that provided for the staff of
the army, and providing that com
mand of vessels shall be exercised only .
by line officers were stricken from the
bill as general legislation. -.",-.•
Pay for Heirs
On motion of Mr. Dick of Ohio the '
bill was amended so as to allow six'
months' pay to the heirs of officers
and men of the navy dying In the
Irons' as a means of punishment are |
barred from the navy by a provision
inserted In the bill by Mr. Nelson of :'
Minnesota. Mr. Nelson had a letter
read saying that while irons are sup
posed to be eliminated from the navy
as a matter of punishment, yet they
are still used.
When the bill had been nearly com
pleted Senator Pile of Washington of
fered an amendment increasing the |
number of battleships from two to
four, asking at the same time that
final consideration of this measure be
postponed until tomorrow.
Mr. Hale believed the senate had
made up Its mind about.that matter,
but as two or three ! senators wished
to speak on the subject he favored
postponement of consideration of the
amendment until tomorrow.
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.— George
E. Little was held under J3OOO bonds
by Federal Commissioner Heacock here
today for trial before the United States
district court of Seattle, upon the
charge of having impersonated a United
States secret officer. From the testi
mony It was evldent«that he assumed
this official dignity for the sake of im
pressing the fair sex > with his im
portance, if they had money.
Having made the impression he
straightway made furious love up * to
the point of securing a marriage li
cense, and the result of his operations
shows that before the license had been
recorded he had gathered in all the
valuables or coin possessed by the ob
ject of his attack and as suddenly . he |
faded away. _ '?';W!JISJi&
Owl Train Delayed
FRESNO, April ,23.— The southbound
O.i train ran into six detached freight
cars about 10 o'clock tonight at j Men
dot.', thirty miles from Fresno. No
one- was hurt, but the Owl engine was
smashed, some of the freight cars were
damaged and traffic is tied up. 7 The
Owl has been sent back to Tracey to
come-down the east side of the valley
to Fresno, via Merced.

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