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TAFT GUEST OF OHIO SOCIETY; TELLS POLICIES ADDRESSES A BIG BANQUET GATHERING IN GOTHAM AGREES TO STAND BY POLICY ADOPTED AT CHICAGO Tariff Revision Regarded as the Most Important Declaration of the Republicans at the Last Convention ■\TEW YORK, Dec. 16.—Presi&ent l\ elect Taft was the guest of honor ■*•' tonight at tho twenty-third an nual dinner of Ohio society in New- York. Around the 100 tables placed in the grand ball room of the Waldorf- Astoria hotel wera men gathered from every section of the country and lead en In many walks of life. Mr Taft toofe advantage of the ol oaslon in a speech tilled with more ear nestness than any he has delivered Bince hta election lo pledga his admni lstratlon and his party, so far as he can control it. to a loyal adherence lo the Chicago platform. He dwell almost wholly upon the revisicu of tlu tariff, which he singled out as the most important declaration made at the last national convention and after having previously referred to the veto power of the chief execu tive said with all the emphasis of Which he was capable: "Better no revision at all: better that the new bill should fall, unless we have an honest and thorough re vision on the basis laid down and the principle outlined in the party plat form." The Anti.Trust Law Mr Taft also referred to the Sherman anti-trust law and declared for its en forcement as one of the Roosevelt poli ciea that the party had "pledged Itself to carry forward. Seated at the -presidi-nt's table" with Mr. Taft were the vice president-elect, Mr. Sherman; Governor Charles K. Hughes; Henry W. Taft. president of the society; Charles P. Taft of Cincin nati; Horace D. Taft of Water-town. Conn.: Dr. Arthur T. Hartley, president of Yale; formrr Senator John C. Spoon ir. prre of those who responded to the toasts; J. Pierpont Morgan. Paul Mor ton. Governor Franklin Fort of New Jersey. Secretary Straus. Frank H. Hitchcock. Bishop Leonard of Ohio, Oen. H. C. Corbln, Admiral Caspar Coodrlch. and others. At one of the tables was perhaps the most notable croup of financiers ever gatheied to gether in this country. There were E. H. Harriman; George F. Baker, president of the First Na- | tional bank; George W. Perkins of J. I P. Morgan & Co.; E. H. Gary of the TTnlted States Steel corporation; John Claflln: Frank A. Vanderlip, vice presi dent of the National City bank; Dar win P. Kingsley, president of the New York Life Insurance company; J. I'. Morgan, Jr., J. P. Stotesbery of Drexjjl, Morgan & Co. or Philadelphia and Charles Steele of J. P. Morgan & Co. Rockefellers All There At another table were four Rocke fellers—John D., John D., Jr., William and P. A. Rockefeller. With them sat John D. Archbold, the active head of the Standard OH com pany, and John G. Milburn, the special counsel of the company. Frank B. Kellogg, who has been pros ecuting the Standard, and William Nel son Cromwell, brought to the front In the recent Panama discussion, were near neighbors to the Rockefellers. Thomas E. Ryan sat at a table with H. F. Yoakuni. James Speyer and Lord Revelstoke. Paul D. Cravath, Melville E. Ingalls, Wade H. Ellis, Leslie M. Shaw, Myron T. Herrick, Justice William A. Day, Charleg H. Treat and Delavan Smith were among the more than 900 diners. The galleries of the ball room \.ere filled with splendidly gowned women. Governor Hugjies was hailed by Toast-master Henry Taft and Senator Spooner as the "Sucessor of Mr. Taft" When It should again become New York's turn to name the occupant of the White House. Henry Taft was tonstmaster. Then Taft Speaks The president-elect was the last to speak: "I am going to talk a little politics tonight. And I mint to invite your I serious attention to some of the pecul iarities, with which we have to deal in our form of government as compared to that nf other nations. Ours is essen tially a government of parties. "England also has parties, but there they fix the responsibility of the party on one man. They do not divide the responsibility as we do under several different heads. "The divisions of authority in our parties sometimes makes it extremely difficult to carry out the promises so ttf-i ly made in the cour.se of the cam paign. The president is the executive of the nation and while In the White House is rightly regarded as the head of his party, for in the campaign pre oadins his term of office he Is in a sense made responsible for what hap pened during the party's administra tion. Yet when we coma to the election of a candidate and the adoption of a platform declaring the principles of the party this work is left to a convention of men gathered from all of the states of tba Union. "Once the party had adopted its plat form in convention and has success fully gone before the people on that platform it becomes the sacred duty of the house and senate to carry out the policies thus declared. The Principal Plank •'The principal plank In the Chicago platform was the one which declared (or a revision of the tariff at an extra session of the congress to be called as soon as possible after the fourth of March next. In that plank, the stan- I dard by which the revision could be made was plainly laid down. : "It was, agreed that the revision should be made on the principles of protection and those principles were iefined further by the statement that the rates to be fixed should ba a. meas- I ure at the difference of the coat of pro duction here and abroad with, a rea-. sonabla profit to the manufacturer*. Thie dacwation devolved upon the party the duty of determining what Is I the difference between the cost of pro duction here and abroad and fixing a rate whtch would provide a reasonable profit to the manufacturer. "It did not provide for the taking of a decree pro confesao against those in the community who could not appear before a committee of congress and be , heard. ■ It is the duty of the commit tee to make an affirmative effort to timl ■ out t the coat .of production here and abroad and to revise the tariff accord ingly- Is a Protectionist ■T am a protectionist, but I am not one of those who believe that the pol > lcv of ' protection does not In; a ■ large f_ . A ii#imfnmiwihflMiiMiLfl>l'ti iinii Wiim»'*li"iiiin in timiii ■ nm ! degree make trusts and monopolies t of existence. "But the way to stamp trusts and monopolies out is not by destroying the whole protective system. We should not have excessive tariff rates si> as to tempt monopolies and give the trusts an opportunity to take advantage of those excessive rates. "There have been those In our party who did not care how high rates were fixed, but the Chicago platform showed by its new definition of a protective policy that the majority of our party I believes in a definite revision of the I tariff as it now exists." Mr. Taft then took up the Sherman anti-trust law and said it was one of Mr. Roosevelt's policies which the party had pledged itself to carry out. "We must, enforce the Sherman act." he said, "or have such modification of it as will carry out the purpose of those who adopted the original legis lation. This modification should make a distinction of the 'intent' with which combinations are effected. If there should be a combination to reduce the cost of production, for instance, such a combination would be legal. "On the other hand, a combination intended for the purpose of monopoli zation and control of markets and the stifling of competition would be il legal." Mr. Taft closed by expressing: the belief that the party during the next administration would make an earnest effort to carry out Its platform prin ciples. LETTER INTERCEPTED; NATIONS MAY CLASH BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA ARE LIABLE TO WAGE WAR Diplomats at Washington Anxiously Await Outcome of Peculiar Crisis, Due to Envy Over Navies WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.—Diplomat ic Washington, notably the represen tation from Latin-America, is watch ing with deep concern the outcome of the differences between Argentine and Brazil, who.se relations, strained be cause of the jealousy over naval arm aments, are aggravated by the inter ception by the Argentine authorities of an Important message sent to its legation in Santiago. Only very meager information re garding this late incident, which seems to hive stirred the feeling in Brazil to a high pitch, has reached Washing ton, and this is confined to that of an unofficial character. It is said the dispatch referred to passed over the Argentina lines on Its way to Saniugo, and after being inter cepted, was handed to a man who, being unable to decipher it, deliberately composed one entirely different in character and containing a statement of hostile intentions agaiii3t Argentine. This alleged fabrication was read before the Argentine congress in secret session to support the vote for arma ments. The Brazilian government, when the fact of the false text came to its knowledge, sent to Argentina and pub lished in the Brazilian papers the false dispatch and the one actually sent to prove that the dispatch intercepted showed friendly wishes and not hos tility to Argentine. In order to do this the Brazilian government found it necessary to pub lish the key of its secret correspond ence with its legation in Santiago. It is said that although this proof was submitted on the 14th of Novem ber, no acknowtedgment of the mistake has been made by Argentina to Brazil. Jury Is Dismissed SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16— After h.'iving rendered its verdict that L. H. Brubaker, charged with manslaughter as a result of the death of Robert Fltz pa.trick last October, following an alter cation between the men. during which Brubaker knocked Fitzpatrlck down, guilty of "manslaughter" not a felony, the jury in the case was ordered back today to its deliberations by the court with instructions to determine wfcether the manslaughter was voluntary or In voluntary. No agreement was reached on this point, and Judge Dunne ordered the dismissal of the jury. Fitzpatrick's death was caused by the contact of his head with the sidewalk when Brubaker knocked him down. .Will Appeal to Needham SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16.—At a meeting of the State Grape Growers held today It was decided to address a letter to Congressman J. C. Needham asking that he use his influence in se curing an agreement with Canada that American wines be allowed to enter on the same footing as French products. As it is understood that the Canadian government is seeking certain changes in the American tariff and as Needham is a member of the congressional ways and means committee, which is consid ering these questions, it is thought that little difficulty will be found in arrang ing the matter. Clash at Rate Hearing KANSAS CITY, Deo. 16.—The name of Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin was Injected into the Missouri rate hearing In the federal court today and resulted in a brief clash between opposing coun sel. William Ellis, counsel for the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, has been testifying concerning the rela ti\. standing of rates in Wisconsin. He said when LaFollette was making the campaign for governor he had attacked rates in Wisconsin j»nd statements had been prepared showing that, generally, local rates were higher In his state than In lowa. Montanan Murdered OAKLAND, Dec. 16.—Christopher Diemler, a baker from Butte, Mont, whose body was found beside the rail road track at Niles Monday night, and who died after being brought to this city, was murdered, according to the police, and Bruno Auerrieht, with whom Diemler Became acquainted in San Francisco a few days ago, is held in jail at Niles on suspicion of knowing more about the mystery than he will tell. Diemler died from the effects of a fracture of the skull. There were sev eral other wounds on his forehead. Fanatics Rearrested KANSAS CITT, Deo. IS. —Mrs. Delia Pratt and William Enghnell, 17 years old, followers of James Sharpe, the fanatic who led the battle against the police here December 8, were re arrested late last night after they had been discharged by Justice Jlemley. Their recommitment to jail followed the filing of information against them by Prosecuting Attorney Kimbrell. The information charges them with con spiracy in the murders near the city hall. Fatal Melee in Ohio Town TOLEDO a, Dm. It—An uui.lenti li>-d iiiun was killed and Marshal C. F. Woods of Greenwich, Huron county, wuh HerioiiHly wounded this morning In ■neountor with five men—believe,! to be yeggmen—ln the railroad yards of that village jßßSß>«S&iaißßffl : LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, 'DECEMBER IT.: 1908. BURTON ENTERS RACE FOR TOGA OHIO CONGRESSMAN REFUSES POSITION IN CABINET CHARLES P. TAFT 13 CONFIDENT . HE WILL BEAT HIM President-Elect Declines to Discuss Senatorial Situation, but With. draws Offer to Represent*. tive from Cleveland [Special «n The H*rald.l NEW YORK, Dec. 16.—1t was au thoritatively announced tonight that the offer of a cabinet position to Con gressman Theodore Burton of Cleve land had been withdrawn by Mr. Taft and would not be renewed. Mr. Burton has been mentioned as the probable secretary of the treasury and it is said the portfolio had been definitely offered to him. The statement follows a conference of Mr. Taft with several Republican leaders from Ohio. Mr. Burton, it is believed, will now make an active con test in the Ohio senatorial campaign. Charles P. Taft was at the confer ence and when he was asked what bearing, if any, the conference may have upon his candidacy for the sen at.- to snec (1 Benator Foraker, he re plied: "I am going to win. Everything is favorable." The president-elect had nothing to say concerning the conference as re gards the senatorship. Mr. Taft has repeatedly announced he is keeping "hands off" the Ohio senatorial sit uation. He so stated his position anew to Congressman Burton some days ago In Washington. The conference made Mr. Taft and his three brothers late for the recep tion in honor of the president-elect at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, preceding the Ohio society dinner. GRAFT CASES TO BE RUSHED IN JANUARY SAN FRANCISCAN WILL EXPE DITE TRIALS District Attorney's Office Determined to Clear Calendar of Numerous Hearings as Soon as Possible SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16.—Accord ing to the announced program of the district attorney's office, evury effort will be made Immediately after the Bret of tht year to bring the numerous cases growing out of the graft prosecu tion in this city to speedy trial. Already two of these cases—that of Patrick Calhoun, president and man ager of the United Railroads, charged with bribery in connection with the overhead trolley franchise, and that of Attorney A. S. Ncwburgh of the Ruef defense, siiid to have been implicated in the attempted bribery of Venireman Martin Kelly of the Ruef jury—have been set for January 6. t The cases will come up before Judge Lawlor and Judge Murasky respective ly, and it Is planned to begin onu of the other graft cases before Judge Dunne on about the same date, though the particular case has not been deter mined as yet. The trial of Newburgh will close the cases arising from the attempt to bribe Kelly, as Attorney F. J. Murphy, asso ciated with Newburgh, was recently acquitted on a similar charge. Attorney C. W. Cross, representing Louis Glass, attorney for the Telephone company, who was convicted of bribery and has been out of 4all for some time owing to ill health, appeared before Judge Lawlor today and requested a month's postponement of the remain- Ing cases against Glass. The court granted the petition. ALDERMAN IN CHICAGO IS ACCUSED OF BEATING MAN Councilman Known as "The Bath, house" Arrested on a Charge of Assault on Person of News paper Photographer CHICAGO, Dec. 16.—Alderman John Coughlin, otherwise known aa "Bath house John," was arrested here today, charged with assault on Lyman At well, a photographer of thu Chicago Record-Herald. Atwell, with Wyncie King, a cartoon ist of the Record-Herald, were as signed to get photographs and illustra tions of the First Ward Democratic ball last Monday nignt. Coughlin, who, with Alderman "Hinky Dink" Kenna, is tbe annual beneficiary of the ball, was standing on the sidewalk receiving guests m they alighted. Atwell, according to his own story, attempted to snapshot Coughlin, whereupon the latter led an assault in which the photographer was badly beaten and his camera smashed. A plain clothes policeman held him during one phase of the struggle while others pounded him. A policeman in uniform, to whom Atwell appealed, told him to "clear out of here." King, the cartoonist, also was a re cipient of what is alleged to have been Coughlin's method of resenting an on slaught by the press and pulpit on "the annual Insult forced on Chicago." He was knocked down and kicked as he lay in the gutter. Other charges may result from the "annual orgy." Representatives of the state's attorney and of the Law and Order league today conferred over evi dence of ruffianism, indecency and oth er offenses alleged to have rflade Mon day night's "bal masque" as bad as, if not worse than, lta predecessors in the quality and quantity of license granted to the underworld. Courtmartlal to Continue MANILA, Dec. 16.—'The court mar tial appointed to try Major Charles T. Clarke of the Twenty-sixth infantry on charges of drawing checks on a bank in which he had no funds, con tracting unnecessary debts and dila toriness in. answering official com muications. has overruled the demur rer against the jurisdiction of the court entered by the defendant. The trial of the cage will now proceed. Mrs. Taft Leaves New York XKW YORK, Dec. 16. —Mrs. William H. Taft, who has been in New York rul days, left thin afternoon for Spray. N. C.. to become the guest of Mr. and MrN, ili-bunc. PREACHER AT REEDLY SHOOTS HIMSELF IN A TIT OF DESPONDENCY # I1 II■HIIII. I>cr. 16.—Hev. K. W. "on- <* I i> nell, for flve years pastor of the B»p- •*> • ■ tlst church of Keedly, attempted sul- -• <f> elde lata thin afternoon in Hint tonn <$> <J> by »hootin« nim»<»lf. . T <s> Ilev. Doune.ll been suffering for <.*> . some »lme fr«>m nervoun trouble, and <♦> <i. thla lllmcu la thought to he the causa •>• . for the art. V bas a wife and »ev- f> X eral children. He m»jr live. . ■* ...... :■? ■!-"- • • ■ • * - CAPTAIN fREETH RESCUES SEVEN MEN ■ .' —— ' (Continued from Page One) the ahinn and two more small craft were seen approaching. Dives for Third Time One of these, containing three Jap anese, was swamped as It neared the breakwater and its occupants wore thrown into the sea. Efforts to throw life buoys within their reach were fruit less, and once again Ca.pt. Freeth dived off the pjer and swhd to the aid. Picking up the life belt as he went he succeeded in placing one about each of the men, so that they were kept afloat till the lifeboat, ' which 1... Hammel, George Fair and Cupt. Grant had launched into the boiling sea direct from the falls on the wharf, picked the whole party up, made its way back to the landing and was picked up at the same falls by the willing hands of more than a hundred volunteers. This in itself would seem to make a pretty full half hour, but the other boat, which had ■ been standing out away from the pier, attempted to make its way to shore and in its turn was swamped. Life buoys were thrown to the strug gling men and they were hauled to the pier, while their boat was dashed on the beach. The llfesaving crew returned to their quarters with the rescue of eleven men to their credit, without any casualties to its members. The rapidity with which the storm broke was a surprise to the professional watermen. The waves dashed twenty feet or more over the piers along the beach, and considerable anxiety is felt for their safety if the storm continues during the night. Struggle for Life Meanwhile three more crews of Jap anese fishermen were having a struggle for their lives in the breakers betweeu Port Los Angeles and Bristol pier. T. O. Shiro and T. Caneshira were capsized.at about a pier's length from the shore, midway between the Bristol and Horseshoe piers, and succeeded in swimming to shore in safety. Another boat, continlng I. Igi and T. Yamauchi, had the same experience at the same place. A boat containing Y. Kato and T. Tokushima' was swamped opposite the Santa Monica canyon, but its occupants swam ashore after a long struggle against the long rollers. Several launches moored opposite North Beach were carried away from their moorings and dashed upon the beach, suffering, more or less serious in jury. The beach this evening ie strewn with wreckage. STATE OFFICERS FAIL TO GET RAISE IN SALARIES State Controller Nye Points Out De. feet in Constitutional Amend ment—Courts Must Con. strue Meaning SACRAMENTO, Dec. 16.—1n prepar ing his estimates of expenditures which accompany his biennial report, filed with Governor GiUe-tt, State Controller Nye put in the salary of the state offi cers at the old figures and not «t the increased figures contained in constitu tional amendment No. 14, which has been certified as adopted at the recent election. When asked today why he did this the controller said: "The constitutional amendment rais ing salaries is so far from clear that a good many persons believe It does not become operative until the end of the present terms, two years hence. "There are two propositions more or less antagonistic: in that amendment. "First it says salaries of state officers shall not be increased during the terms for which they shall have been elected, •and then it proceeds to fix salaries higher than those prevailing when the present officers were elected. "Under these conditions I believe it is best to have the courts construe the constitutional amendment, and the way to have that done is to refuse to draw warrants except at the old figures." Accused of Forgeries SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16.—J. H. Gordinier, formerly employed in the freight claims department of the South ern Pacific company, was held to an swer in the police court today on four counts of forgery, by which he is said to have defrauded the company of $800 in all. Bail was fixed at $1000 on eacW count. Three other men arreHted with Gordinier as having been implicated in his alleged speculations were dismissed by the court, as Uordlnier took all the blame on himself. Slayer Exonerated PORTERVILLE, Cal., Dec. 16.—Otis Brough, who shot and killed his brother-in-law, Prank Bowlln, last Monday, was exonerated this evening by a coroner's jury, which returned a verdict finding that the "homicide was entirely Justified." Bowlin'n wife had left him and gone to the home of her brother. Bowlin followed her, and dur ing the altercation that followed with Brough he was shot. Brough stated that he killed Bowlin in self defense. Wright Flies Successfully L.EMANS, Dec. I«.—Wilbur Wright, the American aeroplantst, made a re markable flight in his aeroplane today. Instead of rising gradually the ma chine shot up like a rocket to a height of 240 feet. The aeronaut then per mitted it to drop about fifty l'eet and then stopped the engine. The machine glided down smoothly and gracefully, landing about three-quarters of a mile from the starting place. Four Killed in Maryland HAGERSTOWN. Md. ( Dec. 16.—Four men were instantly killed and four others seripusly Injured by a portion of a. concrete pier of the new bridge being ejected over the Potomac river at 'Williaitosport collapsing today. The dead Sft* Rosr Btckel, J. G. Myers, George Stiff and Charles Gussler. Two of. the hijured are In a serious condi tion. "jPhe men were employes of the Pennsylvania Steel company. Governor Gillett Returns RKDDING, Cal., Dec. 16.—Governor Glllett, who has been 111 at a hocpltal here for ten, duys, has so far recov ered that he left tonight for Sacra* mento. ■ The governor received a num ber of visitors today and, while looking well, considering bin Illness, complained of aMUsCeeling weak. PRESIDENT TELLS OF PLANS FOR HUNTING CONTRACT WITH SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ANNOUNCED Chief Executive Describes Proposed Itinerary Through Africa — Wants Taxidermists to Accompany Him and IVlount Game WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.— The agree-1 ment between President Roosevelt and the Smithsonian institution as to the president's hunting trip to Africa was jnade public today by Charles D. Wol cott, secretary of the institution. The board of regents yesterday con sidered the president's letter and adopted a resolution entering into a contract with the president for certain work. The president wrote to Dr. Wol cott as follows: "About the first of April next I In tend to start for Africa. My plans are of course indefinite, but at present 1 hope they will be something on the following order: "By May I shall land at Mombasa and spend the next few months hunt ing and traveling in liritlsh and Ger man East Africa, probably going through or toward Uganda, with the expectation of striking the Nile about the beginning of the new year and then working down it, witli side trips after animals and birds, so as to come out at tide water says about March 1. This would give me ten months in Africa. "As you know, I am not in the least a game butcher. I like to do a certain amount of hunting, but my zeal and main interest is the interest of a faunal naturalist. Affords- Good Chance "Now it seems to me that opens the best chance for the national museum to get a fine collection, not only of the bis 1 game beasts, but of the smaller mammals and birds of Africa; and. looking at it dispassionately, I believe that the chance ought not to be neg lected. "I will make arrangements to pay for the expenses of myself and my son. "But what I would like to do would be to get one or two field taxidermist? of the naturalists to go with me, who should prepare and send back the speci mens we kill. The collection, which would thus go to the National Museum,' would be of unique value. "It would, I hope, include specimens of big game, together, with the rare smaller animals and birds. , "I have not the means that would enable me to pay for the field natural ists or the taxidermists and their kit, and the transport of the specimens and curing of same for the National museum. "Of course the actual hunting of the big game I would want to do myself or have my son do so; but the speci mens will all go to the National mu seum, save a very few personal trophies of little scientific value which for tha;t reason I might wish to keep. "Now can you, in view of. getting these specimens for the National mu seum, arrange for the services of the field taxidermists and for the care and the transport of the specimens? "As a former president I should feal that the National museum is the mu seum to which my collection should g0.." | Asks Receiver for Bank TONOPAH. Nev., Dec. 16. —Alleging that loose business methods and trans gressions of the state banking laws caused the failure of the Round Moun tain Banking: corporation which closed its doors a week ago, Attorney General Stoddard today filed a petition with the district court here asking that a re ceiver for the bank be appointed. The liabilities are $26,691; assets, $21,318. Fire Destroys Record* WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.—Govern ment records, maps, charts and photo graphs valued at more than $20,000 were destroyed tonight in a fire which broke out In the United States geolog ical survey building. The damage to the building itself was slight. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEES ARMY OFFICER DIES —General Inouye of the Japanese army died yesterday at Kioto, Japan. SOLON CONVALESCENT—Senator Hans brough of North Dakota, ill at Minneapolis, wes reported better yesterday. WASHBUBN RESIGNS—WiIIis Sherman Washburn, who has been director of the civil MrvlCe In the Philippines since 1906, has tendered his resignation and will return to the United States, in January from Manila. I.AWraK'S lai.M, SET—The trial of Adolph 8. Newburph, th* attorney chartted with complicity in the attempt to bribe John M. Kelly, a proapeetlce Juror in the Ruef trial at Sun Francisco, Mas sot yes terday for January 5. UNI) LABORER I>KAIX— partly rte composed bods of Larry Hanbury, a laborer about SO years old, was found flouting In the bay at San Diego at the foot of Twenty seventh street yesterday. ■ The body had been in the water for several days. Han bury had been a re*ldent here about twenty years. v * . * SEEK SITB FOR STATION— naval board, consisting of Commanders William (Jill. Edwin A. Anderson and Lieutenant- Commander Frederick N. Freeman, left Mare Island navy yard yesterday to begin a search for a desirable site in San Diego and elsewhere for the establishment of a torpedo station for the government. Their j orders provide for an Investigation of all sites from San Diego to Puget sound. ■ HATCH CASE CONTINrES— new was developed yesterday in the trial of At torney Hatch at San Jose for alleged em- bezzlement from his client, Mrs. Isaiah Sage, of nearly $40,000. L. A. Sage, son of the* prosecuting witness, was on tha stand under cross-examination nearly atl day, but Attor ney I.lnforth for the defense, succeeded only in atrengthfnlng the damaging testimony given yesterday by Mr. Sage. TO BITRY BIOGY TODAY—The funeral of the late William J. Blggy, chief of police of San Francisco, whose body was recovered from the bay Tuesday, will be held today from Knights of Columbia hall In th*t qjty. A solemn high mass % wlll be held 4$ .St. Mary's cathedral, attended by loaal Knights dt Columbus, and a large escort from the police and fire departments. The remains win be interred In JJoly Cross cemetery. DAIRIES INCREASING— seventh bi ennial report of the state dairy bureau CO7« ering ' th« fifty-eighth and flfty-nlnth fiscal years, wa« submitted to Governor Gillett yesterday. It indicates a notable expansion in the extent of the dairy industry In, Califor nia. •'T.hat California," the report^ys, "is developing Into a great dairy state Is patent to the most casual observer. Up to the present time this tendency has been largely in the production of butter, an Industry that has grown In ten years from an annual output of 23,691,061 pounds to 45.465.585 pounds.'*. ■ i . '. _\ v ; ' IH.UEJAOKETB HAVPY—The men (It the American fleet anchored In the harbor at Colombo, Ceylon, v are thoroughly enjoying their-dally trips to Kandy. which Is an Island town situated on the banks of a fine artificial lake. The sailors are much > Inter ested in the magnificent scenery and are pleased with the arrangements which afford splendid faoilltles for making tha b#st: of their time ashore. General ft.. O. u. < I.aw rence, " commander of the lirftisii tvb«pi In Ceylon, entertained Admiral Bperry and his flag officers at luncheon ■ yuslerday. - Tlio medical officers -of ' the fleet will <he the intents of Blr Allan ■ I'erry, chk-l modlcal of ficer of i',.jii>n, tonight. • '<£sM^\ '■'.'.■ ___^_ AMUSEMENTS MASON OPERA HOUSE" , ' lti » £, a wJ^. r , iiiniKlit iiml balance »t week, matinee Snturdaj,, ErlJn K er's BEIS"-HUR »<"» stupendous LJl—jL^i ""J XW XV "Umr- prices Lower floor $2.00; dress circle $1.50 and 1.00; balcony "5c and 60s. No seat* laid aside. No phone orders taken. . Week of December 21, matinees Christmas and Saturday, Th« COHAN * HARRIS COMEDIANS In Frederlo. Thompson's production of Wln i-lu-ll Hmlth and Byron Ongley's dramatization of George Barr McCutcheon'a -<i» -' brated stor^', , . " - i - Drewster's Millions With ROBERT OBER if and the same notable cast an seen last season. .Prices: $1.50, $1.00, 76c, 60c. SeaU today 3 a. in. ■ - ■ ("^ Hamburger's MAJESTIC TheateT" " S!£^^wSSS^: Br"-"in'ay, between Bth rim! sth ALL WKEK ■ Bargain Matlnpn Bnturdaj, . ALL WEEK Mr. 11. 'H. Fra*ee presents . - ' Jame^Corbe,, Facing the MUSiC Bargain matinee prices 85c, 60c. A few front rows 75c. Night prices 25c, 60c, 76c $1 A few front rows (1.50. Jlv SUNDAY NIGHT AND ALL WEEK SEATS I J°hn Cort presents Q Tjl A T C . ' . '-..'■' Oilinl O . . » v now NAX -tm THE ready FIGMAN 4^ SUBSTITUTE Matinees Wednesday, Christmas day, Saturday. Regular.prices. ' ■■■ ;-■ ■ MOROSCO'S BURBANK THEATER T"ucce^seB O> LOS ANGELES' LEADINO STOCK UOUSE ALL WEEK MATINEE SATURD4Y .- ALL WEEK "THE STUBBORNNESS GERALDINE" Debut of the new and talented leading woman. MISS MARY HALL. First appearance at the Burba'nk of MISS LOVELL ALICE TAYLOR. The full strength of the Incomparable Burbank stock company in the cast. Regular Burbank prices—10c, 25c, 35c. 60c. To faIIow—"JANICE MEREDITH." . - S~\ <i>riKUM THEATER . . S:ffVV.™.7.W M VAUDEVILLE r Staley and Birbeck i : r~l The Millman Trio Welsh, Mealy & Montrose MATINEE » JWay & Flo Hengler ' Lew Hawkins TODAY k ; Henry Horton & Co Sophie de Wolf •—r V Mr. and Mrs. Allison ■ t ORPHEUM MOTION PICTURES V Evenings—loc, 25c,'60c, 75c. ' ' v "'-. Matinees dally—loc, 26c, 60c GRAND OPK,RA HOUSE CJ3 MaTinees Sun^ ih T p u h^e ay' l9 S,» turday. Every night this week—an unqaaltfled success nnil big; hit, FEBRIS HABTMAK TTT VV ; TVT f^ A Siamese Musical and his superb '. \f\f A\ I^4 'If Incident of Musical Company ■ / w " ■ ■•■ ■*• ■*■ ' V>4 Beauty and Girls. Generally pronounced "the best ever in Los Angeles," by press and public. - Eveningslsc, 25c. 35c, 50c. Bargain matinees—loc, 25e. Nest week, big Christmas spectacle, "THE TOYMAKEB." Special Christmas matinee. THF AUDTTORTIJM "theater ernest crawford, manageh. ttti, fIUUIIUKIUM BEAUTIFUL" , Phones: Main 6188. Home F2J«7 —LEWIS B. 6TONB and company will give the first presentation in this city of the great eastern success, ■ . '. Matinee today' THE HOUSE OF A THOUSAND CANDLES Meredith Nicholson's celebrated story in Its dramatized form. . N««t week— Collier's rollicking farce comedy, "ON THE QUIET." Seats on sale today. SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MATINEE. . THE AUDITORIUM b^^fcl." * Ernest crawford. Mgr. r FRIDAY AFTERNOON, DEO —S O'CLOCK SHARP covert Symphony Orchestra SPECIAL—A-BEETHOVEN AFTERNOON—LOTT-KBAUSB TRIO, SOLOISTS. \ - Seat sale now on at BARTLETT MUSIC CO., opposite City Hall. PRICES—6Oc, 75e. $1.00. Boxes $2.00. A splendid Xmn* treat. .. ..--.. BELASCO THEATER r' llmtlß , M - JSZ™"*?«■>:» . I*l , —A3910. Main 3350 The BelMco Theater Stock Company.presenting ANNIE BUSBELL'S SDCOaWS, <^MIGE AND cTHEN Every Belasco favorite In the cast. Popular prices. " UNIQUE THEATER « E ntz .^u,^,, ' Week I>ec. 14. ARMSTRONG MUSICAL COMEDY CO. in an amusing musical farce "Brown's Vacation." lllußtrateri song. Unlqtue-O-Scope, latest moving pictures. Slav inees Mon., -Wed., Sat, Sun. Evenings continuous performances. Wed. and Sat. mat inee ladles souvenirs! - Popular prices. ■ . . TV OS ANGELES THEATER ' , • vXXZSstm^^lZ Fashionable Vaudeville EVERT DAY BARGAIN MATINEE 10c AND tOc. EVERY MUIIT lOr. 'Oc. SOc. ' " PEOPLE'S THEATER , ; Phon south main ■»-. Phones: Mitln ft 1 2 11. KIS24 This week, ' matinee Saturday, the great detective play. "TOO PROUD TO BEG." Prloes l»c. 25c. 85c. 60c; matinee 10a and 25c. Ne^t week. "SHAMUB O'BRIEN." T OS ANGELES RACING ASSOCIATION S RACES EVERY WEEK DAY ~ : 0 Rain or Shine : Q 1 First Race at 1:50 P. M. | Santa Anita Park ' rarlfle Klevtria auid VSouthorn I'ailtic Race Trains direct to grand stand. ROUND TRIP ZK;^ : , ' . ADMISSION $1.00 M~~ cCAREY-S , PAVILION 50c --- nuN . Friday evening, December 18, Boxing Contests ' DICK lIYLAND va. KID DALTON, ten rounds. :■ • FKANKIE SULLIVAN vs. DAVE KENNIE, ten rounds. - - : .". " --. I KKI> COKBEtT vs. ,l.\l' OVA. t«n rounds. 4 1 , . YOUNG SOLO3ION ts. JACK WOODS, six rounds. Admission 50 cents; reserved sea.ts $1 and $2, for sale at A. B. Greenewald's'Cigar Store, 107 gouth. Spring street. / :; ' ' - , .. . : t '■ ■ "■".■■ . ~ k1 ■ - ■' ■ i ' . *-. ————^ . AUTOPSY HELD ON ONE OF MANY PTOMAINE VICTIMS Woman's Death at Vallejo Declared Not to Have. Been Entirely ■). s / . Due to the Food . '*;'.■*::'>' Germs '^/.Vf'V. '■> ' VALLEJO, Cal., Dec. Acting under orders fi'om Coroner B. J. Klote, ' Dr. Frederick Peterson held an autopsy to day on the remains Jof £Irs, August Rose, who died yesterday after an :Ill ness caused'by partaking of the lunch eon provided after the launching of the collier - Prometheus a week ago last Saturday. .: , .•. -•', ' , - ' ... f. '<. . The autopsy, according tP Dr. Peter son, showed that death was not entirely due to ptomaine poisqnlng.vMany or guns were found to be diseased, and the woman's delicate health;would, 1 have rendered more effective any poisoning substance introduced into her "System. ■ - The diseased organs were all removed and ■ Beni . to Dr. Martin Kegcnsberget. president of the state board of health/ at San Francisco. \ * ' •.Dr. .i K. Hof&n, loral representative of the dti\te b&ard of liealth, attempted to : hold-an ,aufopsy^on "■ the remain*, unili-i- t orders ' from Dr. Regensberg^r, but was refused permission to do *o by Coroner; Klota," who-claimed that It was hU duty< •an t citroner >j to .:■ (-nltilwrl * the auU>i>»y. *»•' : .*> 1 :~yi'<''..' FRUIT CANNING FIRMS OF STATE PROTEST AT RAISE Increase in Freight Rates Calla Forth Objection from Many Interests Affected by the New Schedule « ———— — SAN FRANCISCO,. Dec. 16.— fruit canning interests ! of California; with C. H. Bentley, president lof _the - San Francisco chamber of commerce,' as spokesman, protested against the . proposed increase r of railroad freight rates before H. A. Jones, freight traf fic" manager, and W. O. Luce, general , freight agent of the Southern • Pacific, ' and Edward Chambers of the Santa Fo at a meeting „ held ; this , morning with closed doors, onjy those directly lnteri- . ested being admitted. , . ' • The tanning, dried. fruit and bean in terests ; will present v their cases In a similar, manner, and hope to secure a modification of the proposed j Increase of-rates- ncheduled to go into effect at the. beginning of next year. <■ •,. Vl • The California Metal Trades associa tion is also preparing to make a vigor ous . protest against increased freight rates on -raw. materials shipped here from.tl»e east.. ; '•■< riIEB iCCHED; IN e", TO M DAVB '"-, ■ PAZO Vi OINTMENT 1» . »uarant«eU ito cur« an>' im of Itchlnc. Blind, Bleedlnf or Pro- , tii.'liiiK I'llc» In (i to 14 <lay« or money r«- Xumled. n 80c. y\ :"■'•'..■ V < ;-'• - -y.