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•OL. XXXVI. ■pßTOfc'. BY CARRIER Aft ' pI?\ITQ
MMBER 136. IT IVlVjIj . PER MONTH tfcU VyXLiiNXO'
WILL CHOOSE
SUCCESSOR TO
MAYOR HARPER
COMMITTEE TO PRESENT NAME
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
COUNCIL WfLL HAVE RECALL
PETITION TUESDAY
District Attorney Refuses to Issue
Criminal Libel Complaints—Jurors
Would Welcome Civil Suits
for Damages
THE committee of fifteen appointed
by Judge John D. Works yester
day, which will present the name
of Mayor* Harper's successor to the
citizens' meetingf Wednesday night, is
made up as follows:
WILLIAM D. STEPHENS.
HENRY T. LEE.
H. W. FRANK.
J. M. ELLIOTT.
R. H. NORTON.
G. M. GIFFEN.
W. R. BURKE.
PARLEY M. JOHNSON.
PAUL R. MABURY.
NATHAN NEWBY.
M. F. BETKOUSKI.
A. M. DUNN.
B. a GRAHAM.
HARRY CALLENDER.
The committee will meet tomorrow,
and will be prepared to present to the
meeting Wednesday evening a nominee
who will win in the recall election by a
large majority. It was generally agreed
yesterday that the committee is en
tirely representative of the leading cit
izenship of Los Angeles, and that its
selection might be depended on to be
that of a man entirely qualified to un
dertake the task of making the city
decent.
City Clerk Lelande's force of check
ers was unable to finish the recall peti
tions last night, though they had hoped
to do so. They went far enough, how
ever, to make it certain that the peti
tion would be sufficient. The work of
checking practically will be finished
Monday, and the petition will be cer
tified as sufficient at the meeting of
the council Tuesday afternoon.
Signed Ahead of Time
The date, February 16, was that orig
inally set for completing the signing of
the recall petitions, and the pro-vice
papers endeavored to make the state
ment that the petitions would be signed
up by that time appear so ridiculous
that voters could be laughed out of
signing. In spite of the pro-Harper
efforts the day will be signalized as
that on which the recall is effectually
invoked.
"There is not the slightest doubt now
that the mayor will be relegated to the
society of those who are good enough
for him," said a Municipal league work
er yesterday, "while the decent citizens
of the town clean up what the pro-vice
paper says is "a nasty mess.' "
Mayor Harper yesterday went through
Ihe formality of asking for complaints
charging criminal libel against the six
members of the grand jury who signed i
the non-concurring letter. These mem- I
bers, and many other citizens, were
more disappointed than the mayor ap
peared to he when the district attorney
refused to issue the complaints.
Would Welcome* Suits
Suits for libel would be welcomed by
many persons who desire to see Mayor
Harper's record threshed out, on ac
count of the evidence such suits would
lay bare, and the opportunity they
would afford of producing in public all
the evidence laid before the grand jury,
and considerably more.
Mayor Harper and his attorneys, H.
H. Appel and W. I. Foley, were in
consultation with District Attorney
Fredericks yesterday afternoon for
thirty minutes. They refused to say
complaints charging criminal libel would
he issued, and the district attorney said
no complaints would be made out.
"I should welcome any such suits,"
said one of the six jurors yesterday,
"and I have ben assured by a number
of citizens that there is a general feel
ing that an opportunity would be of
fered thereby to uncover much not now
known to the general public. . I think
a libel suit would produce something of
a surprise. None of the six men who
signed that letter is afraid of any ac
tion of the sort."
SEEKS PARDON FOR
NOTORIOUS OUTLAW
Application Filed with Governor of
Minnesota to Remove Last Re
strictions from Paroled
Bandit in Missouri
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 13.—Applica
tion for a full pardon for Cole Younger,
former member of the Jesse James
gang, captured in the Northfield bank
raid and conditionally pardoned in 19p3,
has been made to Governor Johnson oy
James A. Reed, former mayor of Kan
sas City.
Cole Younger is now engaged in the
promotion of an interurban railroad to
his home at Lees Summit, Mo., says
Mr. Reed, "and because of conditions
under which he enjoys his freedom finds
himself constantly annoyed."
There is some doubt of the applica
tion receiving favorable consideration
Younger being accused of violating one
condition of his pardon by exhibiting
himself in a traveling show.
REFUSES TO PUT YOUTH
IN PRISON FOR FAILURE
TO PAY WIFE ALIMONY
* SEATTLE, Feb. 13.—1n refusing 4»
* to send Fred Ebers to jail for fail- *
4> ure to pay $20 a month alimony 4>
* to the divorced Mrs. Irene Ebers, *
4* Judge Gay said: . • 4>
* "I'm not going to send thi^ *
* young man to dail because he has *
* not been ablevto pay alimony, 4»
* thus givirfg him notoriety in the *
♦; newspapers and branding him so *
* that he will be shunned by society 4»
* and looked upon with suspicion *
4» by his employers. ♦:«
4» "I shall hold him in contempt 4»
4* of court' until he gets* this matter ♦?♦
4* squared up, but will not commit 4>
4» him to jail, where he cannot earn 4>
4» a cent." 4»
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LOS ANGELES HERALD
OFFICER AND WIFE
WHO ARE ESTRANGED
WIFE TO OPPOSE
PAY FOR TUCKER
Colonel Whose Domestic Troubles
Have Caused Widespread Inter.
est to Appear Before Re
tiring Board
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 13.—The
domestic troubles of Col. W. F. Tucker
and his wife- are soon to be aired be
fore the war department. Now that
Col. Tucker has so far recovered his
health that he is able to leave the army
and navy hospital here it is expected
that he will be ordered before the re- 1
tiring board shortly.
Tucker hopes to be retired on the
usual pay, but his wife, who was the
daughter of the late Gen. John A. Lo- I
gan, has different views. She will, it
is said, appear in person before the
board at Washington to give her side
of the domestic controversy and urge
that "full retirement" be meted out to
Col. Tucker.
THE NEWS SUMMARY
RECAST
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Sunday; light northwest wind. Maxi.
mum temperature yesterday, 60 de
grees; minimum, 46 degrees.
LOCAL !
Recall committee decides as to action in
nominating successor to Mayor Harper.
Billy Sunday takes a fall; out of Kid Sin
at Naud Junction pavilion and knocks Satan
over the ropes. . - *
Boys give skin from their backs to save
life of 'girl tflassmate.-• ••■•
Record on work on aqueduct is kept up by
contractors In charge of project for supply-
Ing Los Angeles with water.
Visitors from Spokane arrive at Los An
geles after delay of twenty-four hours by
washouts. '
Judges decide to hear only divorce cases
in court especially set apart, for these . ac
tions. .
Plan is urged by councilman for checking
overflow of water from Arroyo Seco.
Real estate man-from east, while asleep,
is robbed by man whom, he had befriended.
Stable worker, despondent from drinking,
ends his life by 'using rope.
Two struck by street cars, one hurt seri
ously. ; : ■'
Chauffeur runs into negro and the former
and a woman companion are taken to police
headquarters.
Messenger'slapped by.-police official may
prosecute officer.
University of Southern California's medi
cal school is cleared of debt by banker's
gift.
COAST
Storm breaks in Northern California after
doing considerable damage.
Spectacular tire in San Francisco causes $50,-
COO damagt?.
Girl at San Ratael identifies Italian gardener
as man who brutually assaulted her last week.
' Court in Seattle refuses to imprison man who
failed to pay wife alimony.
• ' _i. .. - . EASTERN
Five firemen meet Instant death, two others
are fatally and. a dozen seriously Injured by
toppling walls in $250,000 fire in Milwaukee.
- Bandits hold up and loot D. & R. G. • train
in Colorado, escaping with $35,000.' ■
Army and navy officials plan patriotic trip
to Havana, where ceremonies will be conducted
over sunken warship Maine.
Minority committee report on bill amending
constitution to clear way lor Taffs appoint
ment of Knox to cabinet, indicates pending
contest.
Kdna Wallace Hopper, ' actress, announces
marriage to Insolvent broker of New York, A.
O. Brown.
President returns 'to Washington from Ken
tucky, having traveled 850 miles >to talk ;30
minutes at Lincoln's birthplace. sj
Secretary Garfleld expected-soon to sign con
tracts for big canal > and" irrigation project in
Colorado. -
Lemp declares charges filed .by wife in di
vorce suit at St. Louis are all false.
Clock stops in Oklahoma in honor of Lin
coln, and shames legislators into doing like
wise.
FOREIGN
Plan r started in Russia to install seismo- I
graphs in mines to warn workmen of threat
ened explosions.
Russian government extends censorship to
Include phonograph records.
London gives returning king and queen re
markable welcome, and rulers are highly
gratified by results of visit to Berlin.
. Man with awl attacks many girls and women
in Berlin.
Commissioner Buchanan signs proctocol set
tling claims of T'nited States and Venezuela,
Vplcano eruptions and earthquake shocks
ccmlnue in « Mexico, causing considerable
alarm.' -, v'»-'. .f t r .
Mrs. Stirling. American show girl, sued for
divorce in Kdintrttrgh, defended in court by so
licitor general. ;•_ ■■>'-'. • .
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SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 14, 1909.
WILL CONTEST
PLAN TO CLEAR
WAY FOR KNOX
MINORITY REPORT PRESAGES
MORE TROUBLES
APPOINTMENT BY TAFT, HOW-
EVER, SEEMS PROBABLE
Opposition Raises Fine Point as to
Eligibility of Pennsylvanlan—Con
stitutional Provision to
Be Annulled
[By Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—Although
the bill removing the bar to the
eligibility of Senator Knox to
become secretary of state in Mr. Taft's
cabinet was reported promptly to the
house today from the committee on
the election of president and vice presi
dent, the filing of a minority report
also indicates that a 1 contest will be
made against the passage of the meas
ure.
Representative Games of West Vir-;
ginia, author of the house bill which
is identical with that passed by the
sente expects to call up the measure
Monday under suspension of the rules,
and a motion will be made to substitute
the senate bill, which, if passed, would
bring the two houses into immediate
agreement.
In spite of the minority report Mr.
Clark of Missouri, Democratic floor
leader, says the measure will not be
made a" party issue. Therefore the en
actment of the bill is confidently ex
pected.
Chairman Games of West Virginia
presented the majority report and con
tented himself with recommending that
the bill pass.
The minority members held that
while upon its face the Games bill only
seeks to fix the salary of the secretary
of state at 58000, the real question is:
The Real Question
Whether a member of the United
States senate during whose term of of
fice the salary of the secretary of
state was increased from $8000 to $12,000
a year, can hold the office of secretary
of state any portion of the term for
which said senator was elected, pro
vided that the salary of the secretary
of state be reduced to what it 1 was be
fore raised.
"The act of congress under which
the salary of secretary of state was
increased," said Representative Gll
lleßple, "is referred to as saying to
every member of the United States
senate, 'You shall not for the time for
which you were elected to the senate
hold the office of secretary of. state.'
"We do not believe that a provision
of the constitution that is clear and
emphatic should be sought to* be an
nulled or suspended in the manner at
tempted by the passage of this bill.
"We believe the mischief undertaken
to be provided against by this provis
ion of the constitution clearly embraces
the act of appointing one of the United
States senators to the office of secre
tary of state.
"The office of secretary of state will
probably be held for eight years by
"its next occupant, and a designing
senator could easily anticipate that
though his salary would temporarily
be reduced in the closing years of his
senatorial term at the expiration of
that term it would, through his influ
ence, be restored."
JOURNEYS 850 MILES
TO TALK 20 MINUTES
With Wife and Daughter, Chief Ex.
ecutive Arrives from Lincoln's
Birthplace—Speaks at
Harrisburg
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—After a
railroad journey of 850 miles in each
direction, taken for the purpose of
making a twenty-minute speech on the
occasion of the laying of the corner
stone of a memorial building on the
site in Larue county, Kentucky, of
the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln,
President Roosevelt and his wife and
daughter returned to Washington this
afternoon. The trip consumed just
fifty hours.
The return trip was practically with
out Incident, the most interesting event
being a brief speech to railroad em
ployes at Harrisburg, Pa.
In this address, which lasted little
more than a minute, the president
spoke of the railroad man as a model
type of American citizenship and said
that because of his alertness, self-reli
ance and willingness to obey orders he
was just the sort of a man that would
be most useful in case of another war.
which, however, he hoped would never
occur.
At marry places along the road there
were crowds of people, who waved their
salutations as the train flew by. The
president lost no opportunities to show
his appreciation of the interest thus
manifested.
He would respond by waving his
handkerchief or lifting his hsft. In
conversation he spoke feelingly of these
indications of popular interest and ex
pressed special pleasure over the fact
that the people generally seem to feel
as much interest in him now that hia
term of office was about to close «.s
they felt when it was beginning.
SAYS TWO BROTHERS WERE
MURDERED AND MUTILATED
EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 13.—
Charles McLeod, a northern prospector,
has arrived here with a tragic story of
how his brothers, Frank an|| William,
were murdered after finding a valuable
gold mine near Nahanni river, Brit
ish Columbia. Robert Weir, a Scotch
mining engineer, who accompanied
them from Endmonton, has disappear
ed.
The brothers left records of the find
cf the mine on trees, but the
words were obliterated by the mur
derers, who felled the trees.
The bodies were terribly mutilated.
The father of the dead men is a promi
nent member of the Hudson Bay com
pany
BILLY SUNDAY
KNOCKS DEVIL
OUT OF RING
EVANGELIST APPEARS AT NAUD
JUNCTION PAVILION
STRONG EPITHETS APPLIED TO
ASSOCIATES OF SIN
Fighting Revivalist Makes Use of
Metaphors Which Cause His
Auditors to Stare in Fear
and Astonishment
REELING and staggering, b*iten
to the verge of helplessness, from
the start, Kid Sin received a ter
rible beating at the hands of Fighting
Billy Sunday when he encounted the
latter at McCarey's Naud Junction pa
vilion last night, and was saved only
by the tap of the gong. Spectators
present expressed grave fears for the
recovery of Sin, but those who are ac
quainted with the defeated contestant
are agreed his remarkable recupera
tive power will enable him to re-enter
the arena again within a short time.
From the opening of the one-sided
contest Fighting Billy rushed on his
opponent with oratorical jabs and jolts
of scintillating forensic diatribes and
Phillippic masterpieces.
The man who has announced himself
as the "sworn, eternal and uncompro
mlsipg enemy of the devil, who is pre
pared to give him a fearful run for
his money," started out with an ora
torical assault on those whb he said
were "doing as they pleased until the
undertaker got ready to pump embalm
ing fluid into their worthless car
casses," then he predicted that the
free and easy livers of a vicious life
would obtain homes in a most scorch
ing hell that would make them, some
what sorry for past carelessness. He
next characterized some as so close to
hell that they ought to be able to smell
the sulphur fumes, and then began
his main address, which he said was
aimed against "booze" and lechery.
Applies Epithets to Hearers
He next stirred the audience with
dozens of direct and far-reaching
thrusts and by many peculiar manner
isms and characteristic poses, as he
first galloped around the ring, reeled
against the ropes, shouted, with
clenched fists, at the mob who heard
him, and characterized certain of them
as possible "liars," "thieves," "booze
fighters," "lecherous beasts," etc. The
audience received these peculiar char
acteristics with perfect good nature,
and replied by cheers for the speaker
and various shouts of "amen," "hur
rah for you," and "Go it, kid."
He, however, soothed his auditors by
admitting he himself at one time had
been of such an evil reputation that
men would not have trusted him to
hold a yellow dog for fifteen minutes
on a public corner. Much merriment
and some astonishment were created
by a few graphic pictures drawn by the
orator, in which he showed where some
of the persons in the assembly prob
ably would take their unworthy per
sons at the close of the meeting. Some,
he suggested, were possibly so mean
"the devil would Muck up an alley to
avoid meeting: them." He told of how
the young men of loose morals had
progressed in their specialty of de
bauchery until there were 60,000 girls
ruined in this United States every
year, 5000 monthly, and 178 every day—
a life blighted almost every minute.
He hinted there were "lobsters looking
into his face who, if their wives did
as they did, would be hollering around
the court house for a divorce."
Used Sharp Tongue
"Men with shoes more pointed than
their intellect and rah, rah, rah boys,"
received a severe tongue lashing and
ho answered that If "these were to
carry a pistol in their pockets and it
should explode that it would blow out
their brains." '•Billy-goat husbands,"
whose hands he would "as soon grasp
as to take a dead eel by the tail," came
in for their share of the entertainmrn.
and several shiny-pated sinners begun
to transpire freely. The evangelist,
however, assured them this was not a
half of what he intended to say in the
next meetings and he hinted it was
only his sore throat and worn-out
physical condition which allowed him
to address them so mildly.
He said many had accused him of
being too vulgar and he mentioned the
case of a man in Illinois who, when
asked if he was going to hear Billy
Sun^ .y preach, remarked, "No, he is
too vulgar." "God pity his stinkin'
hide," was the pious ending of this
anecdote.
Millionaires in the audience received
much consolation, as the speaker did
not censure them but claimed some of
them w"ere deserving of much praise.
He stated that by modern computation
Abraham was a billionaire who would
make Rockefeller look like a piker.
All the millionaires in hell were said
to be in such a tix that if they pooled
their combined fortunes they could
not buy a glass of water. As the
plight of millionaires seemed to worry
the audience very little, the militant
preacher paid a tribute to the old
soldiers which brought {he crowd to its
feet in a furor of enthusiasm, during
which an aged soldier in tattered
clothing tottered up to the squared
platform and grasped the speaker's
hand.
Scores Liquor Habit
An extended and fiery speech wasi
made on the evil effefcts of drink, and
the speaker used as examples numer
ous noted baseball stars who had
failed to go with him twenty-three
years ago, when, after a drunken orgy,
he had said: '"Boys, I am going to
quit and follow the call," and had
"staggered into the arms of Jesus."
After insisting it would take 800 gal
lons of "slop," or beer, to furnish as
much nourishment as is contained in
an ounce of beef extract he said he
had about worn himself out, and after
a few more sallies at the "booze" h«
mentioned he was not a Christian Sci
entist. "Why? Why, just because I
have too much sense." Prayer as an
adjunct to baseball was commended.
As a final and dramatic climax the
foe of sin shouted out, "I guess that is
going some," and then burst into
prayer.
Treasury Statement
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13.—Today's
statement of the treasury balances in
the general fund, exclusive of the $150,
--000,000 gold reserve, shows:
Available cash balances, $143,457,236.
Gold coin and bullion, $35,693,587.
Gold certificates, $28,876,580.
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'13' DOMINATES
U. S. CONGRESS
OMINOUS FIGURE CONFRONTS
LAWMAKERS
House and Senate Have Much
Business to Transact, with
but a Short Time
Available
[By Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—The omi
nous figures "13" dominated in the
status of the regular general appropri
ation bills in congress today.
There were thirteen of these great
supply bills regularly enacted at each
session, and today, the thirteenth of the
month, there are eleven of these meas
ures yet to be passed by the senate in
the thirteen days remaining of this con
gress on which they can be considered
and enacted into law.
Of these bills geven have not been
acted on by the house. While fifteen
legislative days remain, not including
the 4th of March, when congress must
adjourn at noon, one of these days must
be devoted to eulogies and another to
the passage of bills providing for the
re-enlistment of soldiers of the. Twen
ty-fifth regiment who were charged
with having "shot up" Brownsville,
Texas.
The friends of the postal savings
bank bill have not given up their ef
forts to pass it, and considerable time
In the senate will be consumed in dis
cussing the measure.
Two or three treaties are also being
pressed for ratification, and consider
able time must be given over to exec
utive sessions.
The situation that faces the senate,
where unlimited debate is one of the
most cherished rules of that body,
makes necessary a spirit of harmony
and co-operation if the great supply
bills are to be.disposed of practically at
the rate of one a day.
The naval bill, which comes up Mon
day, nearly always requires two days
for its passage, and there are many
items in it as well as in othe rmeas
ures that will require time-consumed
explanations if not extended debate.
GOETHALS RETURNS;
REPEATS PROPHESY
Chairman of Isthmian Commission to
Go Before Appropriations Com.
mittee in Congress
Monday
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—Colonel
George W. Goethals, chairman of the
Isthmian canal commission, and the
members of the board of engineers ap
pointed- by President Roosevelt, who
went to Panama 1 with President-elect
Taft, reached Washington today.
The board will report unanimously in
favor of continuing the lock plan.
Colonel Goethals said: "I repeat what
I said to you a year ago, and that is
that the canal will bg completed and,
snips will be traversing it by the first
of February, 1915. Work on the water
way is going ahead splendidly.
"I am to appear before the house
committee on appropriations -Monday,
when I will be prepared to give an esti
mate of what the canal will cost.
"In my judgment, the character of
the canal to be built has not changed
in the least. The most acceptable p^an
is that of the lock canal, which is now
under construction. Any danger of
ships bumping into the gates or other
parts of the locks, about which some
apprehension has been expressed,. will
be entirely averted by electrical devices
by which the vessels will be kept under
control at all times."
Provides Standard Equipments
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—Standard
ization of running boards, grabirons.
ladders and end sills on cars used, by
railroads for interstate commerce is
provided for in the Watson bill, which
was favorably reported to the house
today by the committee on interstate
and foreign commerce.
Change in Naval Regulations
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13.—A naval
Commander may hereafter command a
battleship as the result of a change
just made in the naval regulations.
Commander Sims, the president's naval
aide, will be given charge of one of the
battleships early next month.
KlNfil X OOPFKS' DAH-T. 2c: SUNDAY. 5b
OJ-Ll VJ-L.-LJ \J\JJL JJCjO . ON TRAINS, 5 CENTS
TO TAKE CENSUS
OF ALL JAPANESE
STATE'S ASIATIC POPULATION
WILL BE COUNTED
Measure Rushed to Final Vote With.
out Opposition—Senate Sure to
Concur—AntUßace Track
Bill Unsigned
[By Associated Press.]
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 13.—While all
anti-Japanese legislation upon which
the national government had stamped
its disapproval was rejected in both
assembly and senate during the week
just closed, the assembly rushed to
final passage the measure suggested by
Governor Gillett and introduced by
Speaker Stanton, appropriating $10,000
for the taking of a census of Japanese
in California with the view of ascer
taining tne necessity of asking con
gress for an Asiatic exclusion law.
There was practically no opposition*
to the census measure.
In the senate a duplicate, introduced
by Senator Leavitt of Alameda, tad
been called up with the idea of hurry
ing it through to passage, when word
was received from the lower house that
Mr. Stanton's bill had just been adopted
and Senator Leavitt agreed to withdraw
his bill pending the transmission of the
one already enrolled in the assembly.
As soon as possible the senate will
pass the measure and it will go to the
governor for his signature and become
immediately effective.
The lower branch was in an uproar
on Wednesday when a motion for re
consideration of the vote by which
Grove L Johnson's Japanese school
segregation bill passed was brought up.
The battle that finally resulted in
reconsideration and rejection of the bill
at the urgent request of President
Roosevelt arid Governor Gillett was one
of the most spectacular ever witnessed
in the legislature, according to veteran
solons.
Meadow Larkßill Passed
The senate showed its antipathy to
such measures on Thursday when Marc
Anthony's bill submitting the question
of immigration to a vote of the people
was rejected by a large majority.
Another important bill acted on was
that drawn by J. W. Stuckenbruck of
Acampo. classing meadow larks among
the unprotected birds of California.
The bill was passed by a bare ma
jority after a battle roj ral between
most of the country members on the
one side and a majority of the men from
the city on the other.
The ruralites held that the lark de
stroyed fruits and, seeds, particularly
the table grapes, while the bird's de
fenders contended that it did no harm.
Governor Gillett did not reach the
Walker-Otis anti-race track bill on his
file- this week. It was passed by the
assembly on January 21 and by the
senate on February 4, with little op
position in either house and reached the
governor last Wednesday.
There is much interest in the signing
of the bill, because it does not become
operative until sixty days after signa
ture is attached and every day of delay
gives the tracks at Emeryville and
Arcadia another twenty-four hours'
lease on life.
The bill establishing a state depart
ment of banking an" regulating all
financial institutions so that depositors
may be secured from repetition of re
cent disastrous failures, passed the
senate and is in the assembly, a special
order of business for Thursday.
Considerable opposition arose when
the bill was taken up last Friday,
Grove L. Johnson and R. L. Beardslee
raising objection to several of its pro
visions.
Wants $250,000 More
WASHINGTON 1; Feb. 13.—Secretary
Wilson of the department of agricul
ture has communicated to congress the
fact that unless another appropriation
of $250,000 is made to cover the ex
penses of stamping out the foot and
mouth disease the work of the bureau
of animal industry will be seriously
hampered before the end of the fiscal
year.
Build Waship Quickly
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—The rapid
work in building the battleship Michi
gan at Camden, N. J., will result in
the delivery of that vessel to the gov
ernment six months earlier than the
contract requires, and the ship prob
ably will be ready for, her trial trip
in June. It is expected she will be
delivered to the navy in May.
CENTS
OIL OCTOPUS
AND TENTACLE
TO DODGE AX
WATERS-PIERCE CO. CLINGS
TO STANDARD
WILL PLEAD TO POSTPONE SEP,
ARATION *ROM TRUST
Report in St. Lo^s Is $50,000 Fine
Will Not Be Contested—Hard
Death Struggle Ex
-1 pected
[By Associated Press.]
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13.-That the Wa
ters-Pierce Oil company of Mis
souri will on Monday ask the su
preme court of this state for a further
stay of execution of that portion of the
recent decree against it requiring it
to loose itself from the domination of
the Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey was the intimation emanating
from the offices of the local concern to
day.
The fine of $50,000 which was assessed
against the Waters-Pierce company
probably will not be contested, the at
torneys for the company saying they
see no recourse from this portion of
the penalty.
The Waters-Pierce company did not
join with the Standard Oil Company of
Indiana and the Republic Oil Company
of Ohio In the proposition recently
made to the supreme court by which
the state would gain a direct voice in
the management of the interests of
those corporations in Missouri.
Part of the proposition was that the
60 per cent of the Waters-Pierce stock
held by the Standard should be placed
in the hands of trustees to be appro
priated by the state and companies
jointly.
This, the Waters-Pierce management
asserts, would result in preventing the
Missouri corporation from severing it
self from the foreign company's control,
and, they^say, would only strengthen
the position of the Standard in the
state.
Common Prediction
It is predicted unofficially that the
Waters-Pierce company will ask the
court to declare the holding of its stock
by the Standard interests illegal on the
ground that such holding contravenes
the principle laid down by the federat
supreme court in the Northern Secu
rities case.
If this attitude is adopted, one of
the greatest legal battles between Lba
corporations in the history of the coun
try may follow.
The Northern Securities decision ip
relied upon by the government in its
suit to dissolve the Standard Oil Com
pany of New Jersey, which is to come
up for argument in the federal court
here next month.
The probable attitude of the Waters-
Pierce company in the Missouri case
was intimated after conferences today
between H. C. Pierce, head of the
company, and its attorneys.
The Waters-Pierce company muht
make a showing of its attempts to
comply with the Missouri ouster decree
on Monday next.
The annual meeting of the stork
holders of the company, to be held
Tuesday, prohably will be made for ar
gument for an extension of time.
The unexpressed hope of the attor
neys for the Waters-Pierce interests
that the extension, If granted, will place
final adjudication of the case beyond
the decision of fche federal court in tin
dissolution suit so that any favorable
circumstances arising from the big
case may, redound to the fullest pos
sible advantage of the Missouri com
pany.
INSOLVENT BROKER
AND ACTRESS WED
Notoriety Subsequent to Latter's Fail
ure Results in Marriage Just
Announced in New
Orleans
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 13.—That he
and Edna Wallace Hopper were mar
ried nearly three months ago was the
announcement made here today by A.
O. Brown shortly after his arrival
from New York.
The wedding took place in Freehold,
N. J.; November 25, 1908. The wit
nesses were Miss Leona Anderson,
Louis Ginter Young and Dennis
O'Brien, the latter an attorney for Mrs.
Hopper.
After her husband's announcement,
Miss Hopper said: "We did not an
nounce the marriage at the time be
cause both Mr. Brown and myself were
getting more notoriety than we wanted
out of the unfortunate failure of
August and the resulting suits.
"We' really made up our minds that
we would keep the marriage a secret
to fool the smart reporters and have a
good joke on them. We consider the
joke good now, however, and do not
mind the announcement."
Miss Hopper figured in the failure
of the Brown firm. She was sum
moned into the bankruptcy court by
the receivers of the Brown company
because she had a $7500 automobile and
a $25,000 insurance policy given her by
Mr. Brown before the failure.
SAYS GATUN DAM AT
PANAMA WILL PROVE
DISASTER TO NATION
4> NEW YORK, Feb. 13.—"The ♦
4> construction of the Gatun dam. 4*
♦ now being built by the United ♦$►
♦■ States government on the Panama 4»
4» canal, will result in the greatest 4»
4» ilisaster to any public work, prob- <■&■
♦ ably, that has ever been built." 4»
4* This was the statement made ♦>
*J« today by P. Bunau-Varilla, the 4»
4» French engineer who arrived here 4»
4* on the French line steamer La 4»
Provence from Havre. , 4»
♦• He has frequently asserted* that <•
4» the construction of a lock^ canal ♦
4» was entirely impracticable. \ He 4»
4* said today that he had not 4»
4* changed his views in this respect. ♦
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