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vol. xxxr. PRICE: by carrier 40 CENTS ; NUMBER 811 ± itILJJj. PER MONTH 4U CALHOUN AND RUEF REFUSE TO TESTIFY AGAINST TIREY L. FORD TARS PREY OF VENDERS SANTA BARBARA DEALEP' MERCENART A BELL PIECES OF GLASS .ROM WRECKED CAFE Stay of Enlisted Men In Port Not Pleasant— Fleet Sails This Morning Bound for ;>. Monterey .:' :'•"■;' - Special to The Herald. , U SANTA BARBARA, April 29.— Some ' merchants and venders In this city are • nothing If not enterprising. The Incident of last night In which a restaurant was wrecked by angry sail ors who had been overcharged"* had hardly become generally known today before venders .on the , wharf before which the fleet Is anchored were *• usy selling bits of broken glass from the damaged building as souvenirs of the occasion, j * Twenty-five and 60 cents were asked for tne mementoes, but there was not a brisk demand for thorn by sailors or civilians. The Incident was not officially report ed to the flagship up to a late hour this afternoon. It Is not known U that Admiral Thomas will take any steps in the matter, although he deprecates very greatly that anything of the kind should have occurred to mar the ex cellent reputation of the men for good conduct ashore. * There Is no outward disposition, hew 'ever, on the part of even the citizens of Santa Barbara to blame the blue Jackets for their drastic retaliation for alleged ill treatment of them. No further trouble is looked for. Fleet Sails Today After a stay of five days in this port, the fleet will sail tomorrow morning at 6 o'clock for Monterey, the next sched uled stopping place on the long itiner iirv •*' a' dance of . the flowers tonight In honor of the officers of the fleet, and In which forty of the young women of Santa Barbara's society took part, was the closing feature of the entertain ment here. The dance was given on the Plaza del Mar, where a large tent had been erected. .-"■ The visit to Santa Barbara has been replete -with social functions in honor of the officers and the spectacular flower parade on Monday last eclipsed anything seen on the entire cruise from ' Hampton* Roads. .• • v " . But the stay of the enlisted men here has not been an entirely happy one. No special entertainment was ar ranged . for them, and they were al lowed to r*o their own way without of ficial attention of any sort. \ . Some of the residents of Santa Bar bara endeavored today, to arrange a barbecue in honor of the enlisted men, but the effort was not successful, the time intervening being too short. ; . Thomas Working Hard Admiral Thomas and members of his staff are working under high pres sure aboard the flagship formulating the final plans for the fleet's entrance Into San Francisco. The admiral and most of his officers are also busy with Innumerable social affairs ashore which occupy their attention both night and day. All Intervening time far Into the early morning hours of each day la taken up with official labors. Admiral Thomas today Issued orders to Lieutenant Commander Cone, com manding the second torpedo flotilla now at San Diego, to proceed to San Pedro and spend as much time there as possible, allowing a sufficient In terval for the flotilla to reach Santa Cruz and Join the fleet on the morn ing of May 4. Official orders were also sent to the fleet today which will be of Interest to the health authorities of San Francisco. The order directed that after the ships reach their anchorage in San Francisco bay that no garbage or re fuse of any sort be thrown overboard which might be washed ashore and thus furnish food for the wharf rats. The Kansas was today placed under partial quarantine by the medical au thorities aboard on account of a sup posed case of spinal meningitis which developed aboard. An ordinary sea man named Wilson was stricken yes terday with a malady the symptoms of which resembled meningitis, and the authorities deemed it wise to establish quarantine. Visitors were barred from the ship today In consequence. Friends and relatives of officers who came aboard were restricted to the officers' quarters. Arrange for Sailors' Ball Admiral Thomas today received a committee of women from San Fran cisco headed by Mrs. Arthur N. Corn wall. The committee has in charge the arrangements for the ball which Is to be given to the blue Jackats In San Francisco. By appointment they met, while on the Connecticut, a representa tive of the enlisted men from each ship. The admiral received the committee In his cabin and assured them of the co-operation of tiie commanding officer In furthering the plans for the func tion. The committee promised that 2000 young ladles of San Francisco and Oakland would be In attendance to make it pleasant for the sailors. The hall in which the ball will be held will accommodate 2000 couples on the floor, according to the committee. Capt. Grant, chief of staff, discussed at length the plans for entering and anchoring In San Francisco bay. in reply to the critioisms of the local au thorities In San Francisco of the plans, (""apt. Grant stated that the whole pro gram was outlined by the secretary of the navy and that the fleet had but to obey the orders given. Admiral Thom as' part in the program extended only as fnr as designating the ships which should occupy each particular berth. Plans for Anchorage It would be necessary, he stated, to maintain a clear path of considerable (Continued on Fan Xwo) , LOS ANGELES HERALD Youthful Monarch Greeted with Respect -■- r . v.l. ...Bi- -s . ■■..■ .' ■ ■ ■.'.■.■.■.■.■.■-■ ■■■ » ' ■--..-'!.- '■. i . i !.■ ■..■.■.■.!.-. i. ■ '.■.■".■_■_ ii. ■_■.».' '.■■_■■ -.-..-.-.-^ ■. '.-^-^ -..■_- .- i -.-^-!?vT u 'X J "ifl^"--jy^/ _i". -^-■y i A-~ .^ V^vJv* n-v-'*" ' .'■ ■i'l-.-.-. ■■■ '■"."." Wj" " f 'l -"-■-■ '-■ 1. 1. 11. 11- 1 ' ■-■ '.'.'.'.".■.'." ' ■.'.".■ ■.■.■.■ "l'.'l-. r r.i .i.i r.'.'i . ■■. ■■<■. > ,'f ■ ■ -■ . - ' * * ■■ -.• *&&Bt^y ■'- ■ ■'■"-■■ * iiiiJMllifiiiiil «J -^M-S I ■.■-'-'.-.■.■.■.■.- '. .■■.,- -.v.v,■..".', ,:.".-,: .',■.■.-.■,■■.■,'..■.■.'.,■.■.■.■.-.■.'.■.■. ,-„-.-,---..-,-.-. ,-.-.-.-...-..-.■.- j^ * . . . -*:„. ';i m.m.-j ,'*.. .f....>r. .----- >:, ,......, . -,». ..»■...■ .-.' ■. , .»'. * ■% ft H^ . .:.s»wOTssr not . , -.lyw; KING MANUEL OF PORTUGAL KING MANUEL'S LIFE SPARED BY ENEMIES POPULACE GREETS HIM WITH RESPECT Streets of Lisbon Lined with Troops to Prevent Attempt on the Life of Youthful Monarch By Associated Pros*. LISBON, April 29.—The Portuguese cortes reassembled today, the eighty second anniversary of the establish ment of a constitutional government in Portugal. The royal mourning for the late King Carlos and his son was suspended for the occasion. King Manuel was respectfully greeted by the people and there was no attempt on the part of agitators to make any demonstration. Fears had been entertained that at the opening of the assembly today and the reappearance of the young king* an attempt on his life would be made. During the entire day the streets were lined with troops and every precaution was taken to prevent assassination. King Manuel proceeded to the cortes, accompanied by many dignitaries of the state and escorted by a strong guard of troops. The floor of the chamber of commerce was filled with deputies and peers, while the galleries were crowded with a brilliant audience. His majesty slowly mounted the tri bune that had been especially erected for his use. His address, which he read In strong and full tones, not unlike those of his father, was a pathetic and at the same time a practical and vig orous discourse, calculated to win the sympathy of the people. He touched upon the tragedy of February 1, when his father and his brother were shot down as "the cruel disappearance of my father and brother." Ke called upon the country to con centrate all Its energies In a supreme effort to attain the realization of the destinies of Portugal. "I hope to work with you," the king said, "In order to bring about the hap piness of our country, to these I hence forth dedicate my life and activities." . Continuing, King Manuel recom mended a revision of the constitution and re-establishment of Individual rights, a new electoral law fixing the rights of suffrage, the revision of the decrees promulgated by ex-Premier Franco, and more rigid and careful methods of finance whereby the coun try could be placed on a more econo mical footing. At the conclusion of the kings speech the members of tho cortes broke out Into cries of "long live the king," which were taken up and re-echoed by the others present. Court Sustains Indictments By Associated Press. NEW YORK. April 29.—Indictments against Charles' W. Morse and Alfred H. j Curtis, former , officers of the ; Na tional Bank of North 1 America,' charg ing; misapplication of the funds of that bank, were sustained by Judge Hough In the federal court today. . THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1908. HEAVY LOSS DRIVES BROKER TO SUICIDE SPECULATOR, FACING PENURY, ENDS LIFE Firm Announces Suspension of Busi ness and Assignment Is Made for the Benefit of Creditors By Associated Proas. NEW YORK, April 29.— Following the suicide last night of Charles Cos ter, a prominent broker and society man, the stock exchange firm of Coster, Knapp & Co., of which Mr. Coster was a member, announced its suspension today on the floor of the New York stock exchange. The firm was a prom inent one and had done an extensive business. A formal statement issued by a mem ber of the firm says: "Owing to the death of Coster and the consequent condition of the firm's affairs. It has been deemed advisable to make a general assignment for the benefit of all creditors. This step was taken at the suggestion of most of the creditors." Mr. Coster, who was rated as a mil lionaire, had prepared for his volun tary death with a coolness and thor oughness which proved beyond any doubt that the act was premeditated. He selected a time when Mrs. Coster was at a reception, retired to his room and sent a bullet through his head. The' shot rang through the house Just as Mrs. Coster entered returning from the reception and she rushed to her husband's room. At. the door of the room she met the family physician, who had found her husband dead, with the smoking revolver in his hand. The relatives of Coster last night were at a loss to account for his act. Today, however, J. M. Knapp of the failed firm issued a formal statement, In which he declared that Coster had been speculating heavily and that this speculation was brought about with out the knowledge of the firm. Mr. Knapp said that the losses would fall almost entirely tipon Coster and his brother and to a small extent upon himself. On the floor of the exchange It was said that Coster had been caught heavily short of the market. PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT TO REDUCE SALARIES By Associated Press. MANILA, April 29.—The assembly committee on appropriations proposes a series of sweeping reductions in gen eral expenses and salaries, reducing the budget roughtly from 28,000,000 pesos to 20,000,000. Plans have been made to cut the sal aries of portfolios to twenty thousand pesos a year and commissioners with out portfolios to ten thousand pesos. Reductions in the way of Justices of the supreme court, members of the as sembl and the speaker and other of ficials are also proposed. General Hall Retired By Associated Pr»s«. WASHINGTON, April 28.—Major General Chas. B. Hall was placed on the retired list of the army today on «ccount of age. „., CANNON IS RIDICULED DEMOCRATIC LEADER SCOFFS AT "UNCLE JOE" ; CONGRESSMEN LAUGH AT ANTICS OF WILLIAMS '/ . ■ ■ Minority Demands That Some Definite Action Be Taken on the : Pulp and Paper • Bill . .'.: ',<;.... r By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, April 29. — John Sharp Williams • today gave the Re publican majority in the house an op portunity either to permit or to refuse to permit a vote on the Stevens bill to place wood pulp on the free list. In the course of a cleverly humorous and satirical speech he unrolled and held to view the following petition to Speaker Cannon, bearing - the signa tures of 164 of; the 166 Democratic members: - * " "We, ■ the undersigned representa tives in congress,. request, each for himself and each for each of the others, that you recognize one of us, or, if you prefer, some other representative to move to discharge the committee on ways and means from further consid eration and to suspend the rules and pass the Stevens bill, or any other bill having the effect to put wood pulp and print paper on the free list." Mr. Williams said that the two Dem ocratic members whose names were not appended to the petition ] were out of town, but efforts were being made to 1 reach them by wire, when , their sig natures would be added, and only thirty Republican names would be needed to swell the strength* of the petition '• to the proportions of a ma jority request, which Mr. William said, with good natured ) sarcasm, he felt sure the speaker would heed. Williams as Revivalist . ;v A table had been placed on the floor in front of.. the ' stenographers' bench and on it the petition was spread, with the flanklngs of Ink bottle and pen, which the majority leader, simulating the voice, and manner, of a revivalist, exhorted the Republicans to rise and go forward and sign up, pleading for "thirty, only .thirty," and asked: "Are there not thirty who,will come forth?" • After saying that only thirty names (Continued en Page Two) I Summary of the News FORECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity: , Fair Thursday; light west winds. Maximum temperature yesterday, 76; minimum, 55. % ——— ii LOCAL .'•- Los Angeles fireman, despondent be cause wife left him, takes strychnine and may die. Attorney Job Harriman to conduct defense of Manuel Sarabia, alleged revolutionist to be tried in Arizona. Woman takes up her dead husband's work on new federal building. Judge Wilbur observes wishes of little Amma White's dead mother and awards child to her aunt. Millionaire Alfred Dolge's son, Fritz, sues woman who recently pulled gun on him for a divorce. /.. i Continuance granted yin Ruby Cas selman case. Bandlnl station murder mystery still uncolved. Kern county mining man says felony charge on which he will be taken north today la result of conspiracy. ■ Machine organized to run precinct caucuses will not be Interrupted. • Garvanza woman accused of threat ening to kill boys who shot song birds. New City Gas company plans big ex pansion. ' South Main street dry goods clerk fined, $10 for beating up a Japanese customer. . Abbot Klnney says ; arrangements have been made to run cars in thirteen and a half minutes' to Venice by way of new tunnel. EASTERN | , Speaker Cannon of the house of rep resentatives is object of sarcastic re marks made by Congressman Williams, Democratic leader. ■ "' , ■ ■ Republican convention i in Missis sippi is controlled by doorkeeper with drawn revolver. - Governor , Johnson of Minnesota in address says country .is menaced by two great evils. Wealthy broker in New York com mits suicide, following heavy specula tion on failing market. \ ■.'.'■ . New ; currency bill is submitted to congress by Representative Vreeland. District Attorney Jerome, whose ac tions are being investigated, admits campaign contributions were never, probed by his office. .■■-■. Aerial navy will play great part in future wars Is belief : of Inventor Maxim. COAST Patrick Calhoun and Abe Ruef re fuse to_testlfy against - Tirey L,. Ford, on trial for bribing San Francisco su pervisors. i i Sailors iat Santa Barbara are prey of mercenary venders. I Atlantic battleship, fleet will leave Santa Barbara today for Monterey. \ Plan of T. B. Rickey-. to liquidate claims against his Nevada banks pro vided prosecution be dropped likely to be accepted. Wireless telephone company in Oak land is put out of business by the fed eral authorities. FOREIGN . Young King ' Manuel ''of' Portugal opens parliament; his life is spared by Republican agitators, v : Daughter of mikado of Japan is mar ried to prince. I Plans complete for ■■■ marriage of Swedish prince to grand duchess of Russia. Montana Man Would Like Nomination BJx':':';':^-::'':' 1 "' ■'. ■■ ■"■■ ' y^wl Rto' 1'' 1' ■■■■■ '*»P J«j^ ]^B c '.-.'.'.-.'.' i..-^' L '. l .■.-.".-' -.-.' '■.■■. ■.■■_". ■■.'.■ ■.■.'.'. .ii..-ii..- ".- *.. .v■ ■-' - ■ i... .1 - . .. ...... ,.■-,,-.„-..., -.-..-,. *t"*-' ■ ■ ■"■^■ i-v- r! j.j.fli". - * WILLIAM G. CONRAD CONRAD IS READY IF BRYAN IS NOT COULD BE INDUCED TO TAKE NOMINATION If He Can't Have First Place, Would Be Willing to Accept Second and Go After the Vice Presidency NEW YORK, April 29.—William G. Conrad, of Montana, who has been mentioned more than once as a possi ble Democratic candidate for the presi dency in case Mr. Bryan should de cline to run, is at the Waldorf-Astoria. He was seen there and made the state ment that he will not be mortally dis pleased In case the American peopln shall Insist on his becoming their chlei executive. "But first of all," said Mr. Conrad, "put me down as saying that I am not in the race against Col. Bryan. If he is nominated and consents to run I will vote for him and urge all my friends to do the same. "I will not deny that I would like my name to be second on the ticket. Noth ing on earth would please me more than to become president, but I will not stand in Col. Bryan's way. If he should bo nominated at Denver I will be perfectly happy with second place. "I would like the American people properly to understand me and my candidacy. I can't see why. If a man wants the highest office in the land, he should deny that he is after it. Is It anything to be ashamed of to want to be president of the United States? "What is going to win the election this time Is a num. If the Democrats get the right man they will sweep the country. If they head their ticket with the wrong man they will bo swept themselves. Now then, what under the circumstances Is the proper thing to do? Put up a professional politician? No; the people have had enough. Put up a man that has been mixed up with Wall street? No; the working people wouldn't stand for him. And, by the same token, who is there here East that hasn't been mixed up with Wall street? "What, then, remains to be done? I'll tell you. What the American people want today Is a business man, a man who will run the White House the same as he would run a general store, except he'd make it more dignified and wouldn't sand the sugar. In other words, the American people want a man down in Washington that the humblest citizen can walk right In and see. If they were to send me, for In stance, they would find that I was that kind of a man. "Another thing they would find about me is that I'm a builder up and not a pullor down. All my life I've been a builder of enterprises and I have no use for the kind of man that pulls down other people's work in order to make himself strong with the grand stand. I'm the kind of a man that as soon as I have one thing built up I be gin to think about building up some thing else." Mr. Conrad is sixty years old and Is many times a millionaire. He was born in Virginia, went West when a young man and is now one of the fore most citizens of Montana. He was twice a candidate for the United States senate. He was beaten both times, once by Senator Clark, who de feated him by two votes. Wheeler Accepts Position By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, April 29.—William R. Wheeler of California today notified the president of his acceptance of the assistant secretaryship of the depart ment of commerce and labor, to suc ceed Lawrence O. Murray, recently ap pointed comptroller ol the currency. SINGLE COPIES: DA"-V, 2c» SUNDAY, 3c OXli Ljtljllj \j\JX: JLCjO . on trains, o cents KOREANS SEEK LIFE OF METHODIST BISHOP FEDERAL OFFICERS ACT AS RCDY GUARD Rev. Mr. Harris, Traveling from Orient to Baltimore, Is Object of Plot Hatched in San Francisco By Associated Pros. SAN FRANCISCO, April 29.—Warned that a number of Koreans in San Fran cisco were preparing to assassinate the Rev. Bishop Merrlman Culbert Harris upon his arrival here this morning on the Pacific Mail liner Korea from the Orient, Surveyor of the Port Woodward, accompanied by a number of other federal attaches and members of the local police force, met the steamer upon its appearance in port and placing the divine aboard the revenue cutter Golden Gate, caused his removal to Oakland. The action of the government of ficials came in response to a request from Washington. As a companion of the late Durham W. Stevens, counselor to Korea, who was shot down at the ferry depot while on his way to Washington, and one who had studied conditions in Korea under the Japanese rule. Bishop Harris was warned by the American ambassador to Japan and a Japanese missionary before leaving the Orient not to make any statements on the Korean question upon his arrival at San Francisco which might be likely to arouse Korean residents of this city. While the bishop was making his way across the Pacific on the liner Korea, a number of telegrams were received from Washington by local fed eral officers to the effect that a plot to murder the missionary had been formed among the Koreans of this city and the surveyor of the port was directed to take every possible means of safeguarding the divine during his stay here. Bishop Harris, who Is on his way to attend the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church to be held In Baltimore next month, when seen on the Korea, said: "I might state that my work In Korea has been a long missionary service, and I am not affiliated with any political movement regardless of any statements to the contrary. I am friendly to both the Koreans and Jap anese and am at a Joss to understand why any one should plan to harm me. I have never given utterance to any statements likely to arouse feeling against me among the Koreans." MIKADO'S DAUGHTER IS BRIDE OF PRINCE Royal Wedding Celebrated at Tokio. Couple Appears Wearing the Ancient Court Costume By Associated Press. TOKIO, April 30.—The marriage of Prince Tsunehisa Takeda and Princess Tsunenomlya Masako, eldest daughter of the emperor, was solemnized this morning before the Imperial sanctuary. Both wore the ancient court costume. Prince Takeda Is a captain In the army and a son of the late Prince Kltashirakawa, whose house was cre ated a branch of the Imperial family In 1870. Prince Takeda is 25 years old and the princess la 19. CENTS 'PAT' AND 'ABE' FIRM CALLED AS WITNESSES, THEY DECLINE TO ANSWER PROSECUTION IN GRAFT CASE IS GIVEN SET-BACK Former Boss Falls to Obtain Change cf Venue and !!is Case U Finally Begun This Afternoon By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, April 29.-^Patrlck Calhoun and Abraham Ruef were called to the witness chair In the Ford trial today. Both refused to testify on constitutional grounds and were sustained by Judge Lawlor. After Calhoun was sworn he was asked by Assistant District Attorney, O'Gara: "When did you come to San. Fran cisco after the 18th day of April, 1906?" Calhoun said: "I decline to answer." O'Gara: "In the month of May, 1906, did you tell Frank A. Leach, superintendent of the mint, to pay. to the defendant, Ford, $50,000?" Calhoun: "I decline to answer." Judge Lawlor ruled that Calhoun should not be required to answer any questions which. In the opinion of the court, might serve to connect him, in nocently or guiltily, with the alleged crime for which he and Ford have been indicted. When Ruef was sworn he was asked: "Do you know Tirey L. Ford?" Ruef: "I decline to answer unless all the indictments against me are dismissed in accordance with the agreement I had ivvith the district at torney and assistant district attorney, known as the 'immunity contract,' and on further additional ground that a man cannot be a witness against himself." The day closed with an argument on the question -f Ford having been once in jeopardy. Thornwell Mullaly, assistant to President Calhoun, this morning could not be found by the process servers from the district attorney's office. "We have had detectives out looking for Mr. Mullaly," declared Assistant District Attorney O'Gara in court this morning, "1 -t they have been unable to find him. He is not in hia usual habitation, despite the fact that I an nounced in court yesterday that we wanted him as a witness today." Ruef Denied Change of Venue Following the denial of the motion of the defense for a change of venue by Judge Doolingr this morning the actual trial of Abraham Ruef on one of 117 indictments charging him with bribery and corruption of the board of supervisors of the Schmitz administra tion began this afternoon. John E. Behan, a deputy clerk at the time in the office of the clerk to the board of supervisors, was the first wit ness called. His examination, which consumed the entire afternoon session of court, was interrupted for half an hour by the appearance of a deputy sheriff stating Ruef was wanted across the hall in Judge Lawlor's court as a wit ness for the prosecution in the trial ot Tlrey L. Ford, general counsel for the United Railroads, also on trial for al leged bribery. Behan testified that all the records of the board of supervisors were de stroyed in the fire of April. 1906, but produced the official newspaper con taining a copy of the ordinance in question. This was Introduced in evi dence by Assistant District Attorney Honey. Henry Ach, chief counsel for Ruef, kept up a running fire of ob jections to the questions put to the witness by Hcney. Almost without ex ception the objections of the defense were overruled by Judge Dooling. Behan was still on the stand when court adjourned until tomorrow morn ing. At the request of the defense all witnesses, except the one on the stand, were excused from the court room. Ruef took a lively Interest in the proceedings and busied himself -with, taking notes. The jury was placed In the custody of two deputy sheriffs and will ba kept at the St. Francis hotel. The specific charge on which Ruef is being tried is that of having of fered former Supervisor Jennings Phillips the sum of $1000 to vote for the Parkslde trolley franchise In 1906. REVOLUTIONISTS APPEAL TO U. S. SUPREME COURT Members of Mexican Junta Arrested In Los Angeles Seek to Prevent Trial In Arizona Courts By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, April 29.—The su preme court of the United States i 3 called upon in the case of K. Flores Magon, A. L. Vallareal and Llberado Rivera, which was docketed in that court, to determine whether a con spiracy was formed In St. Louis In 1906 to invade and start a revolution In Mexico. The men were Indicted in Douglas. Ariz., on this charge, and being ar rested In Los Angeles where a war rant for their removal to Arizona waa Issued they made application to the federal circuit court for a writ of habeas corpus, which by giving them their liberty would prevent their removal. That court denied the application and they now appeal to the auprcnw court to pass upon the case. Standard Oil Plant Burns Bt Associated Press. CLEVELAND. Ohio, April 29.—1n s spectacular fire tonight the candle and greaso works of the Standard OH company were destroyed. Loss, 1200.500,