OCR Interpretation


Los Angeles herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, November 10, 1908, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042462/1908-11-10/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

ALL THE NEWS
VOL. XXXVI. pni/Ui. BY CARRIER Aft C iV\ rTfi
NUMBER M. ' llvLVylli. ran MONTH *<-J v£u.^i.O
CITY WILL AID
IN DEVELOPMENT
OF GREAT PORT
COUNCIL VOTES ASSISTANCE
TO HARBOR BOARD
MOVEMENT FOR CONSOLIDATION
GIVEN IMPETUS
Members of Legislature from Los An.
geles County Urged to -favor
• Law Permitting Union
of Cities
THE city's attitude toward harbor
acquisition and Improvement Is
on record as the unanimous action
of the council yesterday, in resolutions
which pledged the city t& immediate
Improvement of the water front and
authorised the harbor commission to
prepare legislative bills allowing con
solidation.
The harbor commission presented a
report to the council which styled San
Pedro harbor when fully developed
•'one of the best harbors of refuge and
commerce in the world." The report
paid compliments to the Wilmington
trustees and to Senator Flint and the
government, corps of engineers for re
sistance to attempts to bottle up the
harbor.
Secretary Fleming of the harbor com
mission, who presented the report in
person, culled attention to the Injus
tice of present conditions by which, he
said, "a city of 300,000 population Is dis
criminated against In a most unjust
manner simply because It has a free
holders' charter.
."This Is a most important matter,
declared Mr. Fleming, and the city
ought to declare itself for enactment
■which will give relief."
"I think so, too," said President Pease
of the council, and the other members
agreed and expressed their confidence
In the harbor commission by passing
the resolutions presented unanimously.
This Is Third Step
The adoption of the resolutions is the
third step in what appears to be a far
reaching plan in the commissions
•work for a free harbor. Following the
organization of the commission the
plans for Instituting the tidelands suits
■were carefully worked out with the re
sult that Attorney General Webb de
clared to Secretary Fleming when tha
papers were presented that there was
nothing left except the affixing of his
Bigntaure.
The commission has now started the
next movement In the campaign for a
free harbor by the city's declaration
for relief which will permit consolida
tion.
The report presented by Secretary
Fleming was as follows:
"The harbor commission, anticipating
the time a little at which it should ttlo
its annual report, submits for your con
sideration, and we hope approval, the
following:
"This commission from the time or Its
appointment lm.s been active at all
times, taking the aggressive and push
ing every move, looking to tho flnu
making of San Pedro harbor free from
private control for the use and benefit
of the public, seeking to bring about
conditions that will unite in one har
monious Whole the railroad, the steam
ship the warehouse and the factory,
thus realising to Us fullest extent the
Ideal commercial condition.
"After a strenuous flght, opposed
upon every side by selfish interests,
harbor lines, recommended by captain
of Engineers Amos A. Frins. have been
by the government established and
made permanent, and this commission
firmly believes that when San Pedro
harbor is fully developed in accordance
with this plan that we will have at
our door one nf the best harbors nf
refuge and commerce in the world, and
one that' will among the harbors of
the world be recognised as the city of
Los Angeles is now. namely, the great
est residential city in the world, and
destined at no distant day to take a
foremost position as commercial,
manufacturing, maritime city.
Exposes Private Interests
"Private interests have sought,
through the obtaining of long term
leases, to gain such a hold upon the
harbor as to defeat its successful de
velopment by the public in the future,
but through the vigilance of your com
mission, the able work of as loyal a
corps of government engineers as was
ever entrusted with the development of
a public improvement, the personal
effort of Senator Frank P. Flint, the
chamber of commerce and the board of
trustees ai Wilmington have prevented
private parties from securing fran
chises under the guise of making im
mediate improvements, when in fact,
their real motive was to gain control
of the water front and continue to
further stifle the commercial interests
of our city.
"The commission, acting under in
structions given it by the resolution,
so promptly and with such commend
able unanimity adopted by you, re
tained James A. Anderson as special
counsel, and in conjunction with the
regular attorney of this commission
and the city attorney, had prepared
the necessary complaints to commence
suit for the recovery of all of the tide
lands acquired by private parties in
San Pedro harbor under a misinter
pretation of the law, which were pre
sented to Attorney General TJ. 8. Webb,
who immediately authorized the com
mencement of said suits to recover the
same for the use and teneflt of the
public; accordingly six suits have been
commenced in the superior court, and
will be pressed to a speedy determina
tion, and we think, Judging from the
time taken to settle suits of like nature,
that In from eighteen months to two
years the people will be In possession
of from 1200 to 1300 acres of land, the
value at the present time of which
will reach- Into the millc • and will
tvs time goes on become more valuable.
For Consolidation
"At this time another condition con
fronts us, if Los Angeles is to come
into her own, the many municipalities
surrounding San Pedro harhor must be
united under one government, and there
is im law upon our statute books
whereby a city governed, as is ours,
by a freeholders' charter, can consoll
data with a city organized under the
general law, which is manifestly an
unfair and unjust discrimination
against cities governed mh is Los An
geles, and of such Importance -us this
actuation (hal l)olh of the dominant
parties declared In <li.-ir platforms In
favor of the enactment of a luw that
(Continued on I'age Two)
LOS ANGELES HERALD
NEVADA PEOPLE VOTE
TO ELECT DEAD MAN
FOR COUNTY OFFICE
+ RENO, Nev., Nov. 9.—Twenty ♦
4* voters cast their ballots for a dead +
+ man in Eureka county last Tues- 4*
♦ day when they voted for Andrew ♦
4* F. Stlnson for a county office. ♦
♦ Stlnson was stricken unconscious ♦
4* while making an election speech ♦
+ tho day before election and died <•
<f soon after. ♦
<fr He was one of the pioneers of +
♦ Nevada, coming here In the '70s. ♦
'. He aided In the construction of the ♦
4> capitol at Carson City. ♦
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTOR AMONG INDICTED
Four Shasta Men, All Prominent, Ac.
cused of Land Frauds —Hired
Men to Take Up
Claims
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9.—The fed
eral grand Jury has returned indict
ments for land frauds against D. W.
Dwinnell, recent Republican presiden
tial elector; J. D. G. Gangnor, John
Gilpin and Rex F. Deter, all prominent
residents of Shasta county. They aro
accused of having hired men to take
up claims In a tract of high class tim
ber land opened to the public two years
ago. Thp men are said to have paid
the expenses of the eight men and gave
each $200 to relinquish his title to the
land. Gfengnor has already been ar
rested and released on $3000 ball.
Girl Ends Her Life
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9.—Disap
pointment In a love affair, combined
with the loss of employment, caused
Sadie Marcus, aged 17 years, to commit
suicide today by drinking a solution of
bl-chloride of mercury. She died at
the receiving hospital an hour later.
THE NEWS SUMMARY
FORECAST
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Tuesday; fresh south wind.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 59
degrees; minimum, 55 degrees.
■ LOCAL
Council pledges by resolution to aid in
development of San Pedro harbor and to
Improve water front.
Grand Jury probes into administration of
former Mayor McAleer, and also resumes
Investigation of alloßn.l vice protection.
Alleged burglar exhibits his feet In court
to try to establish bis Innocence.
Workers for the Bethlehem Institution
will sell stars to help raise the 110,000
fund necessary to carry on work.
Exhibitors in "home products" parade will
distribute bread and gold along line of
inarch.
Elks' harvest festival opens with Indica
tions of unparalleled success.
Building Superintendent - Backus makes
report of his investigations in eastern cities
as to their restrictions.
City . council decides to purchase •■ the
cheapest hose for which the lowest bid was
accepted.
Pioneer of desert comes to Lob Angeles to
contest homestead claim. ' ■ -
Caniff, supposed to have been drowned at
Long Beach, is heard from In San Fran
cisco. ■*
White Steamer runabout reaches destina
tion first In race of desert from Los Angeles
to Phoenix, Ariz. >
Hearing In case of three Mexican patriots
now In Los Angeles jail is set for next
Jairuary by United States supreme court.
COAST
Ban Luis Obispo robbers loot church during
services, blow open jewelry store safe, escape
with loot and then plunder a freight car; all
are captured.
Bclllngham man arrested charged with
smuggling six diamonds valued at 11200.
Mill hands in Washington .threaten to lynch
man who puts bloodhounds on trail of ban
dlU who kidnaped wealthy lumberman.
Santa Barbara woman accused of slay
her sweetheart tells loathsome story of events
leading up to shooting.
* San Jose officers arrest women of red light
district In effort to purify city.
Texas BUgpect arraigned in San Jose on
charge of murdering one of six persons killed
there twelve years ago.
Brother of Santa Cruz chief of police ends
his life after desperate battle with old man
Is suspect arraigned in San Jose on
ol murdering one of six persons killed
welVfl years ago.
ler of fc>anta Crui chief of police ends
c after desperate battle with old man
who tries to save him.
Fort Douglas negro murders negress and
ends his own life.
Sacramento fireman dies In Reno from stray
bullet which hit him on train.
Kankin, broker accused of embezzlement,
has ball reduced in San Francisco. ' i
Governor Olllett proclaims November 26
Thanksgiving day.
Hallway auditors meet In Salt Lake City.
I-rnor Qlllett proclaims November 26
sglving day.
way auditors meet in Salt Lake City.
EASTERN
Vice President Fairbanks appoints A. J.
Hopkins successor vi late Senator William
N. Allison.
Missouri railroad men appear in court to
prove eighteen lines operate at loss under
two-cent passenger rate.
Postmaster Morgan of New York shot by
Boston crank because of fancied grievance;
will recover; assailant and* life,
American Federation of Labor gives
President Gompers hearty ovation at Den
ver convention, and supporter of Bryan Is
assured of / indorsement by gefat body of
tollers. . .
United State* supreme court decides
states have constitutional right to bar ne
groes from white schools, and declares
races are naturally antagonistic; % Justices
Day and Harlan dissent.
President Roosevelt to give big "legisla
tion banquet" to many leaders of labor, but
•sident Roosevelt to give big "legisla
banquet" to many leaders of labor, but
will not invite Gompers.
Russian witness at trial of Pouren In
New York tells terrible tales of cruelties
practiced by czar's soldiers.
President-elect Taft to train on Augusta,
(la., golf links for strenuous White House
Job. . ■
i Denver unidentified woman forces former
wife of Lawrence Phlpps, Pittsburg steel
magnate, to take her in auto and draw big
sum from bank under penalty of death by
dynamite; detectives capture woman
through bank officials, and she attempts to
blow up captors.
Former United States Senator Edward
Carmack, editor of Nashville Tennesseean,
assassinated by political opponent In heart
of city.
President declared by Cornell professor to
have said commission on country life was
hln greatest work-
President of University of California
makes impressive address at Ann Arbor on
"The Pacific."
President Roosevelt and New York Repub
licans decide on Secretary Root to succeed
Senator Platt.
Charles W. Morse, convicted New York
ice pool plunger, declares under oath he
is penniless; two years ago was rated as
being worth 120.009.000.
Pork dealers In Chicago find sain for
pig's .squeal, long considered by Armour the
only thing that could not be utilized profit
ably.
FOKKIUN ,
Lord mayor of London Inaugurated with
great show celebrating king's sixty-seventh
birthday. " Premier Asqulth makes Impres
sive address.
Chancellor Yon Buelow of. Germany to
explain himself before relchstag: Balkan
and Germany controversy with Franco with
out development. JCC^^Mit^^Wl
TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 10, 1908.
HEARTY CHEERS
GREET GOMPERS
AT CONVENTION
LABOR LEADER ASSURED OF
MEMBERS' SUPPORT
KEEFE OPPOSITION IN VAIN, DE
CLARES MITCHELL
A. F. of L. Annual Session Applauds
Loudly When President Submits
Report—Nation's Idle Are
Ons of Themes
[By Associate p*«bi. i
DENVER, Colo., Nov. Hearty ap
plause was given President Sam
uel Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor by the delegates
to the twenty-eighth annual convention j
of the organization at Its opening ees- |
■ton today, and also at the close of his
report, which he read at the afternoon
session, which was Interpreted to Indi
cate that there would be no effective
opposition to his re-election.
"The statement that there would be I
a big fight In the convention in regard
■to the action taken by President
Gompers In the recent campaign will
not be fulfilled," said John Mitchell,
former president of the United Mine
Workers, and a delegate to the con
vention.
"The action of Mr. Gompers was the |
result of Instructions given him by the i
federation at previous conventions and
he will have virtually the entire sup
port of the present convention.
May Fight Over Politics
"It is true there may be a flght on
the question of allowing the federation
to be brought into politics in the future,
but I do not think Mr. Gompers will
be censured for the part he played
In supporting Mr. Bryan."
The reading of the report of the
president consumed more than three
hours and the reports of the secretary
and treasurer were then read l\
abbreviated form.
The secretary's report showed the
federation had had a prosperous year.
President Gompers' report was a long
and exhaustive accounting of the work
performed by the president during the
year. At the outset ho declared:
Army of Unemployed
"There must not be permitted to grow
up or to be maintained a permanent
army of unemployed."
The part of the report that touched
on the Buck Stove and Range com
pany injunction was frequently inter
rupted by applause.
The statement of the stand taken
by John Mitchell, Frank Morrison and
Samuel Gompers on the injunction,
matter also was aplauded.
Mr. Gompers said: "It is impossible
to see how we can comply fully with
the court's injunction. Shall we be
denied the right of free speech and
free press, simply because we are
workmen?
"Now it Is the American Federation
of Labor and the American : ederation
ist which are enjoined from the exer
cise of the right of free speech and
i. erty of the press.
"In the future It may be another
publication, and this Injunction will
then be quoted as a sacred precedent
for further and further encroachments
upon the rights of our people.
Freedom of Press Suppressed
"The suppression of freedom of the
press is a most serious undertaking,
whether in autocratic Russia or in the
republic of the United States. It Is be
cause of the present injunction and the
contempt proceedings thereunder to sup
press free speech and free press that I
feel it my duty to enter a most em
phatic protest.
"The report of our legislative com
mittee reveals a ti.le of perfidy to the
commonweal, and in telling the truth,
perforce, besmirches the name and his
tory of a political party that found its
embodiment and idealism in the mar
tyred Lincoln.
"The Republican party adopted
declarations for the enactment of a law
that would legalize the worst abuse and
perversion of the injunction writ, this
in direct opposition to what we have
asked."
Mr. Gompors made a detailed report
Of his work in the political field during
the last conventions of both political
parties and also of his experience with
congresi.
"Our conventions have frequently de
clared," said Mr. Qorapers. "that our
movement has neither the right nor the
desire to dictate how a member shall
cast his vote."
Mr. Gompers' defense of his action
during the late political campaign was
greeted with cheers.
Mary Stewart Cutting
i «s£/■*&ss: 'i^a *^^^s»^cfa ' ''*^&s&ffis&ys&fyss~''% &'
Mrs. Cutting's "Little Stories
, ■ of Married Life" and "Little
Stories' of Courtship" have
made her name familiar in all
' American homes. She has
written much besides those
and her.writing is always of a
character !" to give healthful
pleasure to her readers.
Drivers of Winning Car in Mad Race
Across Desert, and Their Auto, Black Bess
ft- if-*'
COL. F. C. FENNER AT THE RIGHT
AND CAPT. H. D. RYUS
BLACK BESS IS
WINNER OF RACE
OWNER AT WHEEL AS CAR
DASHES INTO PHOENIX
Crowds Gathered at Stretch as Ardu.
ous Contest Over Desert from
Los Angeles Is Brought
to an End
[special to The Herald. 1
PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 9.—Watched
by crowds of thousands, who stood on
the streets for hours In anticipation
of its arrival, "Black Bess," the old
White steamer runabout, with its own
er, F. C. Fenner at the wheel, arrived
here at 6:46 o'clock, Pacific coast time,
and won the race from Los Angeles
to Phoenix, establishing a record and
winning a silver trophy offered by tho
Arizona Republican.
All afternoon crowds had -watched the
bulletins and crowded around the head
quarters of the Maricopa Automobile
club, eager for news of the contest.
More enthusiasm has been shown over
the contest than any sporting event
ever pulled oft in the territory.
Adams street was Jammed full of
people for ten blocks, long before the
White arrived in sight, and the long
lines waited for tho arrival of the tlili i
car.
The Kisselkar was the second car (o
arrive, reaching here at 7:41 o'clock,
but second place undoubtedly will go
to the Elmore, driven by A. J. Smith,
who arrived at 8:45 o'clock. The
Franklin rolled in at 9:50 o'clock and
lost the race by getting off the road
in the flats on the California side of
the river.
To keep from making matters worse,
Hamlln and his crew went to sleep for
three or four hours until daylight, sac
rificing the lead of several hours they
had over some of the cars.
Until the official report of the check
ers at the river are received it will be
Impossible to state officially which car
won, but President Bullard of the Mari
6opa club has issued a statement giv
ing it as his opinion, based on the
statements of tho crews, tho White
is first, the Elmore second, the Kissiul
kar third, and the Franklin fourth.
The race has proved to be the most
strenuous contest ever waged by mo
torlsta, as it led over stretches of desert
where it is difficult to wak or drive
with wagons. For many miles thero
is no water and one of two springs !n
a hundred mile stretch is akall, and
the other onß Is hot.
There is little semblance of a road
In many places and trails lead the un
familiar astray very easily. The signs
road to stay on the road, as It is Im
possible to pull a vehicle through some
of the sand that extends on either side
Very little trouble was reported by
the Crews who came In with tho cars.
Fenner broke a spring near Quartzite
that required several minutes to fix,
but after looking it up and tying it
he made a high rate of speed for the
remainder of the way.
One of the $25,000
group of contribu
tors to the Los An
geles Herald during
the year beginning
November 15. Fifty
two stories, averag
mi 10 cents a word;
"
no story to cost less
than $500.
e*lust snort'
story writers of our
time engaged to
write for the Los
Angeles Herald. All
stories to be illus
trated by artists
ranking with : the
writers.
. „
-"■ new
Announcement
J)aih} ' ■
.*.
Iflfl b^^^h9hlh^B^B9S^D9h^k::^v jfe*^ 1
CHARGE CLUBMAN
WITH EXTORTION
DENTIST CAUSES ARREST OF
OIL COMPANY MANAGER
Dispute Over Bill Leads to Issuance of
Warrant Alleging Crime on
Part of Prominent
Angeleno
. A. A. Talmage, manager of the
Pittsburg-Salt Lake Oil company, was
arrested at the California club last
night by Constable John Johnson of
Justice Selph's court on a complaint
sworn to by Dr. Ray D. Robinson,
charging attempted extortion.
Dr. Robinson, who is a. dentist with
offices in the Grant building, says he
received the following letter from Mr.
Talmage yesterday:
"Unless you deliver to the California
club before 2 p. in. November 9, 1908, a
certified cheque, payable to my order,
in the sum of $150 1 will advertise in
Los Angeles and othnr publications a
£ull expose of your transactions."
Mr. Talmage wu held in $5000 bail,
which he furnished with W. Q. Kerck
hoff and James I'uzner us bondsmen.
His trial will come up before Jutuir.
Selph this morning.
The trouble arose through a dispute
as to the value of dental services. Mr.
Talmage claims that he paid a bill pre
sented by Dr. Robinson amounting t>>
$250 for about thirty hours' dental work.
"1 thought l»more than enough, but
paid it and said nothing," said Mr. Tal
mage. "Later Dr. Robinson gave me
another bill for $250 more on the same
work. I naturally became angry and
said "Instead i>r receiving another cent
from me you will have to pay back $150
of what you have already received.' "
Dr. Robinson alleges Mr. Talmage
wai making an attempt to extort
mnnoy from him.
Something of a sensation was caused
at the California club by tho app
ance of the constable, and several
members anxiously whispered, "Is
Woolwino with him?"
Constable Johnson was kept waiting
outside some time while the doorman
hurriedly consulted with officials, first
assuring the officer that there was no
occ-slon'for a raid. Constable Johnson
took it good naturedly, his only com
ment being, "They're getting pretty ex
clusive down there."
RUSSIAN TELLS OF AWFUL
CRUELTIES BY CZAR'S MEN
NEW -ORK, Nov. 9.—Stories of bat
tles between Russian government
troops and the militia organized among
the Russian people were today told on
the witness stand by Jan Licit, a for
mer neighbor of Jan Pouren, whom the
Russian government is seeking to ex
tradite.
Asked why the militia had attacked
the government soldiers, the witness
replied:
"Because they had taken two of our
comrades, tied them to horses and
dragged them, face downward, over
the ground."
One of these, he said, was Otto Frie
berg.
The witness described the mutilation
of Frteberg's body. He told of five
other bodies that I) had seen at the
same time. One, he said, had be«n
broken to pieces.
The witness then told of tho election
of Pnuren as an officer of the militia,
in routing the Incident in connection
With bis own (light from Russia, Jan
Llolt told of having hiddtm In forests
in the deep snow in his efforts to
cape from the government authorities.
«l Mf I ■,' /'/ 1► I IV*5« DAILY, 2c; SUNDAY, Be ■
OIIM Ijrl^-Ci _ tUr J.H/O . on trains, s cents
LORD MAYOR OF
LONDON SEATED
SIR GEORGE TRUSCOTT IS
INAUGURATED
Impressive Parade and Eloquent
Speech by Premier Asquith Mark
Celabration of Edward's
Natal Anniversary
LONDON, Nov. o.—The lord mayor's
■bow today, celebrating the Installation
of Nir George Truscott In succession to
.sir Julin C'hurleH Uell, wad H more dlg
niflril and more interesting spectacle
than usua>. Of late yearn the ceremony
hnil become unworthy of an official cele
bration.
The principal feature of today was Hie
historical pageant organized by Louis >1.
Parlter, an American dramatist,
I'uets anil musicians from rhaucer to
Mil:. .u, and many of the most notable
tlturen of these tiroes, appeared in the
parade, costumed with historical accu
racy. Shakespeare was, naturally, most
conspicuous, and WM accompanied by a
piitnresiiue entourage of characters from
his plays.
(hiKi.fr, who bended the pageant, was
followed by a bund of personage* of his
creation, and Tenner and Marlowe were
attended In like manner. A striking
feature wai William Caxton on a float
with a group of printers working an an
cient printing press.
The historical pageants will be con
tinued progressively In future shows.
Several companies of militia in gorgeous
costume* and » number of hands of
music completed the spectacle.
Hie weather was perfect and brought
out i\ groat crowd.
my Associated Press. 1
LONDON. Nov. 9.—Prime Minister
Herbert Asquith was the principal
speaker at the Guild Hall banquet to
night, which marked the inauguration
of the new lord mayor of London, Sir
George Wyatt Truscott, and brought
to a fitting close the celebration of the
king's 67th birthday.
The prime minister devoted his ob
servations mainly to the European sit
uation.
After congratulating Turkey, in the
person of Turkish Ambassador Mu
surus Pasha, on the success of the
most amazing revolution in history, he
declared that, subject to the principle
that international treaties could not be
altered except by the consent of all
the signatories, the British government
had no prejudice or preference in favor
of any particular settlement.
It had never objected to direct regu
lations between Austria and Bulgaria
and Turkey, always providing that
Turkey, as the most prejudiced, should
have a settlement consistent with her
honor and interests, and that the agree
ment must be eountresigned by all par
ties to the Berlin treaty.
One Happy Result
One of the happiest results of the
Anglo-Russian convention, he said,
whs that both countries had been able
to approach the near eastern question
from the muim viewpoint, and discuss
frankly and sympathetically the sud
den crisis that had arisen.
His majesty's government considered
that Russia had behaved with the
greatest restraint under ...:ceedingly
trying circumstances In following a
policy of non-intervention in Persia.
Just a year ago tho German emperor,
while on a visit to England, emphatic
ally declared himself animated by a
ilesire for friendship with Grent
Britain and tho maintenance of the
peace of Europe.
"It was the spirit," said Mr. As
quith, "that guided all negotiations be
tween the two eountrles concerning the
present difficulties, and if. us i be
lieve, the other powers are animated
by a similsir spirit, the clouds that are
(Continued on Pac* Two) I
[ Q CENTS
FORMER UNITED
STATES SENATOR
IS ASSASSINATED
NOTED NASHVILLE EDITOR
SLAIN BY .TTORNEY
SHOT DEAD ON STREET AS RE.
SULT OF POLITICS
Father of Slayer Also Draws Gun, but
Does Not Use It—Victim Well
Known —Defense
Futile
[fly Associated Presal
ASHVILLE, Term.. Nov. «.—
V Former .Senator Edward Car
■*-' mack, editor of the Tennessean,
was shot and killed at 4 o'clock this
afternoon on Seventh avenue, north,
In front of the Polk flats, by Robin
Cooper, a son of Col. Duncan Cooper.
Mr. Carmack was otng north on
Seventh avenue In front of ■ the flats j
and Col. Cooper and his son were ap
proaching 1 Seventh avenue on. Union
street. Soon after they came into ■
sight of one another the shooting was
begun, Robin Cooper, It Is said, firing
two shots and Senator Carmack one.
Col. Cooper, it Is said, drew his pis
tol, but did not fire.
Senator Carmack fell to the ground,
dying instantly. Robin Cooper was
shot In the right shoulder, but was
not badly wounded.
Result of Primary
It is understood the trouble was one
of results of a recent Democratic
gubernatorial primary in which Car
mark was defeated.
Carmack, since he became editor of
the Tennessean, had been caustic In
criticising what he called the Demo
cratic machine, and had printed sev
eral editorials about Col. Cooper.
Within the last few days, it is as
serted, Col. Cooper notified Carmack
that these editorial criticisms must
cease. Another editorial referring to
the colonel appeared in the paper this
morning and this is supposed to have
been the immediate cause of the
trouble.
As Senator Carmack fell at the edgn
of the street, Col. Cooper nut his arm
around Robin Cooper and both walked
a few feet down Seventh avenue to
Dr. R. G. Fort's office, where the slight ■
wound in '. .obin's shoulder was ex
amined and treated.
Pistol Lies Near By
An ambulance soon arrived and car
ried the body of Senator Carmack to
an undertaking establishment. The
piste: of Carmack, a 32-caliber. was ly
ing at his side with two chambers
empty when the body v.-as picked up,
and was turned over to the officer.
Tho stump of a cigar Mr. Carraack
liad been smoking was in tho street
beside him.
Young Cooper was carried to a hos
pital later, and Colonel Cooper is held
at a police station. He has made no
statement.
Robin Cnopor Is an attorney, 27 years
old, and single.
Physician's Statement
Dr. McPheeterß Glasgow, who arrived
at the scene of the tragedy soon after
it occurred, said tonight:
"I found the body of Mr. Carmack
on the tight side of Seventh avenue as
one walks to Church street from Union
street. He was lying with his head
facing north and with his right arm
under his head. His pistol was just
out of reach of his right hand, and the
weapon was pointing south. An even-
Ing paper was lying near his left hand,
which held a crushed stump of a cigar.
"I Immediately summoned an :.mlw
lance and had the body carried to the
undertaking establishment, of F. M.
Dorris. The body was without signs
of life when found by me. and appeared
to have been so for about five minutes.
Three Bullets in Body
"There were three bullets In the body
of Mr. Cawnack. One entered the left
side about two and a half inches below
the nipple and stopped a short dis
tance from the right side under the
skin, crossing the median line the
anatomy.
"Another bullet entered the l«rt
shoulder and lodged about four and a
half Inches below the right nipple un
der the skin. Both of these wounds
were clean. The third bullet, which I
conceive to be the fatal one, was In the
neck. The wound wag one and a half
inches to the left of the median line
and one inch below the hair line on the
neck, posteriorly. The bullet entered
the neck and made an exit from th«
mouth. It was found in the street un
der his tongue at the exit of the \
wound. Two front teeth wen) broken
loose. I think two bullets were fired
from Carmack's pistol."
Burial in Columbia
The body of Mr. Carmack was pre
pared for burial and removed to the
home of Frank Lander, general man
ager of the Tennesseean, and will ba
taken to Columbia, his former home,
tomorrow.
The combatants were evidently very
close together when the firing wag be
gun, but the question of who ilred tho
first shot Is in controversy.
Mrs. Charles H. Eastman of this city
and J. M. Eastman of New York were
nearby when the tragedy occurred.
Mr. Eastman's hearing is not good and
he declared he knew but little of the
tragedy. Mrs. Eastman said:
"We were walking down Seventh ave
nue in the direction of Church street
and had just passed the entrance to the
Polk fiats. Mr. Carmack came up the
street towards us, smiling as he recog
nized me. He %vas some steps away
and there were few people on the street.
Mr. Eastman and I were near the edge
of the sidewalk and Mr. Carmack would
have passed between us and the en
trance. He raised his hat as we spoke.
Had His Hand Up
"He had his right hand up and was
about to make a remark when some
body said—it was the older voice—
we've got you all right,' or something
to that effect. I can't say positively
what the exact words were. It never
occurred that It was anything; more
than a friend speaking.
"Mr. Carmack raised his eyes. In
stantly put on his hat and ran his hand
back when the aame voice said: 'You
coward! You are hiding behind a wo
man, are you?'
•Senator Carmack Jumped out so as
to get clear of me and I ran Into a
gateway. I saw that Mr. Carmack had
ii pistol. I turned and said, 'For God's
suke don't shoot.' Then I saw Mr.
naek wheel and fall in a heap in the
gutter."
Mrs. Eastman said she saw the young
(Continued on Vage Two)

xml | txt