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Labor Federation Condemns Murder of Martyred Scholar-Patriot Ferrer
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Wednesday; overcast in the morning;
light north wind, changing to south.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 70
decrees; minimum 53 degrees.
Impersonates army officer and, because oft
his representations, supposed lieutenant
manages to secure considerable credit.
Smoke law Is passed finally, and no more
cigar smokers can ride on street cars ex
cept In three rear seats. PAGE 5
Fire apparatus bids are not opened In order
to give councilmen chance to see demon
strations of machines needed. PAGE 8
Attends funeral of son and returns to find
thieves have entered home and stolen
Jewels valued at $5000. PAGE 5
Woman accused of desertion of baby at
hospital. PAGE 9
Couple agree to marry again, and hearing
for custody of child discussed. PAGE) 8
Second utility law passed by council when
mayor vetoes emasculated measure.
Football player Injured in local game at
Pomona lies in critical condition at hos
pital in Los Angeles.
Chance arrest of barber may solve mys
tery of murder of Mrs. Staehle on San
Pedro street. PAGE 9
Alleged woman crook arrested In Indian
apolis is wanted In Los Angeles. PAGE 9
Course repast is served free at Pure Food
exposition in South Main 'street. PAGE 9
First woman to serve on Jury in Califor
nia; her name being drawn through mis
take. PAGE 8
Embezzlement case of former Banker Carl
son is begun, and retrial of man is again
at bar. PAGE 16
Lure of society leads to flight from city of
collector who faces embezzlement charges.
Confesses he stole horses and mules which
shows his depredations were more nu
merous than prisoner first admitted. I
Population of Los Angeles Is Increased by
10,000. PAGE 1
De Lara, may be given freedom If friends
can raise sufficient amount of money for
his bail. • PAGE 3
Shipping. ■ PAGB 7
News of the courts. PAGE 16
Municipal affairs. PAGE 6
Mines and oil fields. , . PAGE 6
Markets and financial news. PAGE 7
Theaters and dramatic criticism. PAGE 13
City brevities. PAGE 6
Classing advertising. \ PAGES 14-J5
Letts talks; of trip abroad: Dredlcts
England will soon have protective
•tariff. PAGE 12
Choked and robbed after fierce fight,
woman finds she lias been robbed of
large sum of money. PAGE 13
Lummer held to superior court on charge
of murder by Pasadena Justice. PAGE 10
Another annexation election is called by
Belmont Heights* trustees. PAGE 10
Council takes over Third street paving at
Ban Bernardino. PAGE 10
Refuses to pay warrants signed by Santa
Ana county auditor. PAGE! 10
Crew of vessel at Vancouver tells of fear
ful massacre on ocean. PAGE 1
Japanese bank In Salt Lake, branch of
suspended institution In Ban Fran
cisco, closed by state examiner. PAGE 9
San Francisco mad with Joy over open-
Ing of great Portola festival. PAGE 13
United Textile Workers meet in annual
convention at Washington, D. C. PAGE 2
Delegates meet at Cincinnati to protest at
campaign of freight-rate raising Institut
ed by eastern railroads. PAGE 2
Taft will witness big cattle roundup on
brother's ranch in Texas today; passes
tlrst day of visit there on golf links.
Mrs. Grace Guggenheim seeks to annul
divorce from magnate, and Judge at for
mer trial Bays he was misled. ~ PAGB 2
Bellboy working in hotel someplace In west
declared at Deliver to be real heir to Ser
via's throne. PAGE 2
Herman Rldder addresses open letter to
President Taft declaring chief executive
victim of gross blunder and misled by
paper trust agents. PAGE 1
Bo.tonyi divorce trial in New York attracts
crowd of women, and witnesses are exam
ined who deny allegations of wife of
noted whip. PAGE 9
Money market again checks loans, and
speculation in Wall street Is marked by
skepticism and distrust. PAGE 7
Gaynor beards the Tiger when h.e makes
an address in hie mayoralty campaign
for mayor of New York city. . PAGB 3
King Alfonso bitterly scathed by Ameri
can Federation of Labor ' tor the tyran
nical murder of Professor Ferrer in Spain.
Swedish ' savant denies bomb outrage and
recovers reason; will be tried for alleged
anarchistic plot. . PAGE 1
Zclaya faces grim defeat, depending now on
the strength of interior towns; General
Estrada is in control of the Atlantic coast
of Nicaragua. » PAGE 3
Will Increase bis smelter of the Clara Con
solidated at Yuma, Arizona. PACE •
Churn drills develop Hay Consolidated
ground, and - blanket deposits are pros
pected at low cost. PAGE 6
Angels defeat Oakland in opening game of
the final series, four pitchers being used.
/ PAGE 12
Vernon down» Sacramento through Scha-~
fer's excellent pitching and good sup
port given him. PAGE 12
San Franclaco easily defeats Portland in
opening game of series which will settle
all disputes about Coast league cham
pionship. PAGE 12
Sam Coulter shows great Improvement In
his training for lightweight light next
Friday at Naud Junction. PAGE 12
Castaways are preparing for game with
Stanford Rugby fifteen to be played In
the south next Saturday. PAGE 12
Designing Agents of" Trust Alleged
to Have Induced Nation's
Ruler to Reverse His
[By Associated Press. 1
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.—President Taft
apparently was led into a serious
blunder in the closing days of
the recent session of congress when
he changed his attitude on the print
paper schedule, according to an open
letter addressed to the chief executive
and signed by Herman Ridder of New
York, president of the American
Newspaper Publishers' association.
Mr. Bidder's letter was written some
time ago and was made public today,
following its Indorsement by the In
land Daily Press association.
Mr. Kidder's letter is as follows:
"To the President: The full text of
your address at Winona, Minn., on the
tariff bill has just come to hand. With
tlie utmost respect we submit that
your statement respecting the paper
schedule shows that you could not
have correctly read or understood
what the print paper paragraph con
tained as it passed the house of rep
Apparently Misled
"You were apparently misled by de
signing men into a serious blunder
when in the closing days of the tariff
conference they Induced you to re
verse your previous attitude upon
print paper and changed your notions
of what the Mann committee recom
mended and of what the house of rep
resentatives had approved.
"The Mann committee, after a ten
months' investigation, marked by un
usual thoroughness, reported that a
rate of $2 would cover the difference
U\ cat of productton at home arid
abroad.. The proposed rate absolutely
safeguarded American paper mills
against the serious Canadian tangle
which your advice to the tariff con
ferees has since precipitated.
"The fixing of the rate on print pa
per at $3.75 per ton, which you advised,
j has decided the province of to
I prohibit the exportation of its pulp
wood and many American paper mills
must close or move to Canada to ob
tain their supplies of raw material.
Trade War Imminent
"The country is now in a fair way
for a trade war with Canada because
of your apparent failure correctly to
read the Mann committee's recommen
"We are threatened with an indus
trial disturbance which will Involve
business interchanges with Canada
amounting to $285,,000,000 per annum.
"We sincerely trust you can find
some method of rectifying the mistake
into which you were led. We fully
appreciate the difficulties and respon
sibilities of your exalted office and we
believe you are trying to do the best
I you can.
"We know you must rely upon others
for your information. We feel that
every citizen is under obligation to
, help you. Therefore we write this
letter to you.
"Yours respectfully,
, (Signed) "HERMAN RIDDER,
"President American Newspaper
Publishers' association."
One Killed, One Fatally and Two Se.
riously Injured in Police
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.—One man was
shot and killed, another received a
bullet wound; two policemen, one of
whom probably will die, were beaten
with bottles and a half dozen others
wen injured early today In a fight
following the close of a Polish wed
ding celebration at West Hammond.
The two policemen became involved
in a fisht on the street with ten of the
wedding guests and both emptied their
revolvers. John Petoskey, a guest,
was hit and fell dead after walking a
Policeman Kulczky's skull was
crushed by a blow from a bottle and
it is believed he cannot reccver. His
comrade, Htlll fighting, but weak from
a similar blow, was rescued by rein
forcements from the police station.
Seven arrests were made.
Gary, Indiana, Celebrates Its Arrival
at Maturity by Election for
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.—The town of
Gary, Ind., incorporated as a city yes
terday, celebrated its arrival at ma
turity by holding a primary at which
tuo men were stabbed after the entire
police department had responded to a
riot call.
William c. Crollus, former mayor of
Jollet ud onoe it candidate for gov
ernor of. Illinois, was nominated for
mayor, defeating Thomas 80. Knotts,
who had been president of the village
* ■-■--■- ' ' >"* 1
THE illness of State Senator Patrick
H. McCarren. the Brooklyn Dem
ocratic leader, following an ope
ration for appendicitis, was a
hard blow to the party ticket headed
by Judge Gaynor In the New York
city campaign. McCarren has long
been famous for his political shrewd
ness and his cool sagacity as a leader.
He was born In Cambridge, Mass., but
moved with his parents to Brooklyn
when he was a small boy and got his
education in the public schools. He
was first elected to the New York as
sembly In 1890 and became a state
senator in 1895. McCarren attained na
tional prominence through his political
battles with Tammany for the control
of the state Democratic organization.
State Senator and Democratic Leader
of New York Reported in Se.
rious Condition from
NEW YORK,-Oct. 19.—Patrick H.
McCarren, state senator and Demo
cratic leader of Brooklyn, who was
eliminated from the municipal cam
paign by a sudden attack of appendi
citis, was again in an extremely pre
carious condition tonight.
He has been reported as dying at
various times since the operation
Wednesday, but had rallied well until
a relapse today was caused by an al
most sleepless night and an attack of
hiccoughs. ,
Tonight it was evident l»ls physician*;
were less sanguine than at any tima
since he was .operated upon.
Private in Regular Army Attempts
to Escape and Is Shot by
His Guard
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 19.—While
attempting to escape from a soldier
who was conducting him to the guard
house at Fort Russell last night, pri
vate Ed McDemott of the Eleventh
Infantry, was shot and Instantly killed.
McDemott attacked the guard with
a brick and was shot through the
McDemott was charged with deser
tion and also with stealing a horse of
one of the officers on which to escape.
VICTORIA. B. C, Oct. 19.—Further
details of the massacres in New
Britain early last month briefly
reported In Sydney cables received by
the steamer Marina today are to the
effect that Capt. Lindsay of the ketch
Rabaul and ten of his crew were mur
dered and burned, and the trading ves
sel looted and set fire, the bodies of
some of the victims being thrown into
the flames.
The steamer Lanecog, which re
turned from the New Britain group
shortly before the -Manna sailed, re
ported the occurrence. Her officers
said Capt. Lindsay, owner and master
of the Rabaul, and who was promi
nent' in the New Britain trade, was
off the east coast of New Britain about
200 miles from Herbertshone, recruit
ing labor, and that about sundown
when he anchored his ship for the
night, a swarm of natives came off
and the blacks asked that he come
ashore as plenty of men were ready
to sign on as laborers.
Opt Lindsay went ashore and was
escorted to a big native house where
about 100 blacks were gathered. A»
soon as he" stepped in he was struck
down from behind with a spear, and
the blacks sprang upon him with
knives. V
NEARLY 10,000
Proposition Approved in Consolidated
Territory Five and One.Half
to One—Hollywood Ready
for Merger
Vote on annexation yesterday
For. Against.
Inside the city 5782. Ml)
Annexed precincts 511 95
Totals 6278 414
. Vote inside the city, 18 to 1 in favori
In annexed territory, 51/ mto 1 In favor;
in San Pedro and Wilmington, 23 to 1
in favor.
LOS ANGELES received about ten
scjhare miles of additional terri
tory and nearly 10,000 new popu
lation into the city limits yesterday by
an election at which 6693 votes were
cast. More opposition was manifested
in the annexed territory than in the
city, and the harbor precincts outdid
themselves in •welcoming the new ter
ritory into the city, voting by 23 to 1
for annexation.
The election was a quiet one because
of the general feeling that there would
be no opposition In the city, and little
was expected in the annexed territory
outside of that expressed by Frank G.
Tyrell and his friends, who, he said,
thought the city government of Los
Angeles Incompetent. Postmaster Mot
ley Flint and other citizens living in
the "west end" worked hard to see that
as favorable a vote as possible was
brought ou:. Mr. Flint watched the
receiving of the returns at the city
clerk's office last night until convinced
the majority was decisive, when he
gave a big sigh of relief, and everybody
congratulated him.
Returns in Early
All the returns excoat, those from
Terminal precinct were received by
Charles L. Wilde, chief deputy clerk,
and the others of the city clerk's force,
and totaled before 8:30 o'clock. There
was greater interest in the results from
the harbor precincts than in the rest of
the city, as much curiosity was ex
pressed In the first expression at the
polls of San Pedro and Wilmington as
part of Ixis Angeles. The total vote In
the five harbor precincts was 205 for to
9 against annexation.
"Everybody in Los Angeles will cer
tainly be glad to hoar of the annexa
tion of this new territory," said Mayor
George Alexander last night. "It Is a
distinct addition toward a greater Los
Angeles, and we get a splendidly built
up territory and as fine a lot of people
as could bo asked for. I am very glad
to know that annexation carried, al
though there was no doubt as to the
Annexation movements will now be
taken up by Hollywood, Huntington
Park and Euclid Heights, the latter In
cluding Belvidere and Laguna. Meet-
Ings are already planned in Hunting
ton Park, to which Miramonte precinct
will probably be annexed before the
election in Los Angeles is asked for.
The sentiment In the Euclid Heights
neighborhood, which Is thickly popu
lated, Is also strong for annexation.
Hollywood Next
"Ninety-nine per cent of the people
of Hollywood are ready to come into
Los Angeles," said a Hollywood man
last night. "We wish first to dispose of
bonds for a Polytechnic high school,
which would be hard to obtain as a
part of the city, and as soon as that is'
done the question of annexation will be
taken up. Within four months, with
Los Angeles willing, Hollywood will be
part and parcel of the big city.
"It should be remembered that Holly
wood will bring practically all street
imDrovement completed, with many
(Continued on Page 81x>
[fiy Associated Press.]
He fell bleeding from scores of
wounds, and was hacked to death. The
body was then dragged out to the
beach by the heels and burned. The
flotilla of canoes then went off to tha
Rabaul and blacks swarmed aboard.
One after another the ten men of the
crew were slaughtered. Then while
they lay, some dead, some mortally
wounded, on the deck, a raid was made
on the stores, and kerosene poured over
the deck and in the holds, making the
ship a funeral pyre for the mundered
men. Ship and victims were com
pletely destroyed.
Some natives reported the occurrences
to the Lanecog, which at once
steamed for Herbertslume and report
ed it. A German punitive expedition
was being prepared when the Laneeog
left the islands.
A report was also brought from the
islands that the French recruiting
ketch Gaudeloupe, of 40 tons, was at
tacked and wrecked t>y blacks in New
Hebrides at the same time, at Mallieele,
and the French captain and native crew
of eight massacred, but no confirma
tion had been received.
A wireless message from H. M. S.
Promotheus stated that some of the
natives o£ the Guadeloupe had been
killed, but the captain and other mem
bers were said to have escaped.
Noted Persons Who Form
National Purity Congress
THE National Purity congress,
which met in Burlington, lowa,
yesterday for a four days' con
vention, is easily the most important
i.-il—!■'' 4 of refovijnors. re!tglcu3 and.
social workers and-philanthropists as
sembled in the United State* in many
months. Prominent sociologists from
ali parts of the country are in attend
ance. Judge Ben B. Llndsey of Denver
Scientist in Jail at London Declares
He Merely Happened to Be
at Stockholm During
[By Associated Press]
LONDON, Oct. 19.—Prof. Martin
Ekenburg, the Swedish scientist, who
became temporarily insane when sus
picion of complicity in the recent bomb
outrages in Sweden fell upon him, was
removed from an asylum today to the
Bow street police court, where he was
arraigned on the charge of atetmpted
Ekenburg appeared to have recov
ered complete possession of his mental
faculties. According to the detective
who made the arrest, the prisoner on
being taken into custody, said:
"The evidence against me is cir
cumstantial only, and ii~ based on the
fact that I happened to be in Sweden
at the time the crimes were commit
The court held Ekenburej for further
examination and he was removed to
Brixton jail.
Ekenburg Is a resident of tills city,
but was in Sweden on 0 .hen
lon Hammer, director of the Swedish
Expert association at Stockholm, was
injured by a bomb received in his
mail, and when a similar attempt was
made upon the life of John Sjoeholm,
a manufacturer of Gothenburg, ■who
was reputed to be unfriendly to the
Society of the Young Socialists.
Thieves In Spokane Use Skeleton
Keys to Loot Vault of
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct, 19.—Petitions
of Third ward voters demanding tho
recall of Alderman E. V. Lambert,
president of the city council, were
stolen last night from the office of Ar
chitect R. C Sweatt, leader of the
movement for Mr. Lambert's removal.
The petitions carried enough signa
tures to force a recall election and
were to have been Hied today. It is
believed skeleton keys were used by
the burglars.
Killed by Street Car
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 19.—George
Panas, a retired restaurant owner of
this city, was run over and killed by
a street car today. He had been a
passenger on the oar and alighted to
transfer to another line, when It ran
him down as it was being switched
back on the line over which It had
come. ;«i
SINGLE COPIES: on trains, s obmtl
will deliver an address on his work in
reforming young offenders under the
parole system, which he adopted sev
eral years ago. The officers of the as
sociation arc: B. S. Steadwell of La-
CrtMSse, Wis., president; Dr. Howard A.
Kelly of Baltimore and Judge Lindsey,
vice presidents; Julia E. Morrow, Cam
bridge, Ohio, corresponding secretary,
and Charles A. Mitchell, Cherokee,
Okla.. treasurer.
Stranger In Colorado, Evidently Sup
plied with Funds, Tells Pecul
iar Story of Quest for
Incognito Ruler
[By Associated Press.]
DENVER, ...Colo., Oct. 19.—An heir
to the throne" of Servia is working as
a "bell hop" somewhere between Den
ver and San Francisco, if the story told
the head of a detective agency in this
city is true.
Although there is some skepticism as
to the truth of the story told the
agency official, the fact that the man
who engaged his services is plentifully
supplied with funds and stops not at
cost convinces him that the stranger
has some authority to act.
A week ago a man giving the name
of M. Wilswlch employed the detective
agency mentioned to locate Michael
O'Brien, said to be a son of King Alex
ander and Queen Draga, former rulers
of Servia who were murdered by con
spirators in their palace in Belgrade.
He claimed that O'Brien's real name
is Michael Obrenovitch, and that he
was brought to America to escape the
dangers caused by the marriage of
Alexander and Draga, which almost
precipitated a revolution In Servia.
For a time he was cared for by a
faithful servant of the Obrenovitchs,
who located at Newark, N. J., with his
charge and lived there until his pen
sion was cut off by the death of Alex
Since then no information concern
ing the reputed son had been forthcom
ing until a friend told of having met
him recently working as a bell boy.
This friend knew him in Chicago, where
It la said O'Brien worked at the Aud
itorium hotel. Later he came west, and
is believed to have drifted to Denver
and possibly on to San Francisco.
No Issuances of Clearances Will Be
Granted by America to At.
lantic Ports
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.—The United
States government today officially
recognized the action of Nicaragua in
closing her Atlantic ports. *
The closing of the ports was J pro
claimed by Nicaragua several days
ago, and the Nicaraguan government
has notified the state department, and
the latter the department of com
merce and labor.
■ Acting Secretary McHarg of the
department of commerce and labor has
telegraphed collectors of customs ■ of
the facts and directed that, pending
termination of the trouble, issuance of
clearance |to the Atlantic coast ports
of the Nicaraguan government will be
i refused-
ji _^ —- ■ 1
Spanish King Subject of
Powerful Protest
Resolutions Are Adopted in Severe Ar
raignment of Monarch Who Per.
mitted Savant to Be Shot
to Death
BRUSSELS, Oct. 19. Th. Socialist*
made a violent Attack on Spain in the
chamber ef deputies today with refer
ence to the execution of Ferrer. There
.were cries of "Down with Spain." / '•:
Deputy Vanderveide, the Socialist
leader, called it a frightful crime. "The
Spanish ministry Is a government of
assassins," he shouted.
LONDON. Oct. 19.Members of the
house of commons tried to adjourn the
session today in order to discus* - the
execution at Barcelona of Ferrer, but.
only fourteen labor and four radical *
members supported the motion.
Albert Victor Grayiion. a Socialist
member, and William J. Thome, a La
bor member, then created a 'disturbance
by anathematizing their colleagues as'
"shameful cowards,'* Thorne shouting It
was his hope that "those who signed.
Ferrer's death warrant will'be sent "to
heaven by the chemical parcels po«t."
[By Auoolaleci Preu.l '.
Resolutions firmly Re
nouncing the "murdfer
of P'rancisco Ferrer, the Spanish
revolutionist" who was con
demned by court martial and shot
in Barcelona, were adopted at to
day's session of the executive
council of the American Federa
tion of Labor. Ferrer was re
ferred to as a martyr.
"We, in our personal behalf as
well as in the name of America's
workers and the whole people,"
the resolutions declare, "express
our intense indignation, horror
and strongest protest against the
murder of Francisco Ferrer by
direction of the Spanish govern
Taken In connection with the action
of the supreme court of the District of
Columbia in sentencing President Gora
pers Secretary Morrison and John
Mitchell of the Federation to serve
terms in jail for contempt of court,
the concluding paragraph of the reso
lution is looked upon as significant.
Military Murder
It declares that: "We take this oc
casion of the military murder of a man
whose real offending was speaking,
writing and teaching humanity to be
come more wise, more free and more
liberty loving, to remind the people of
our country that the liberty of the
citizens is only secure when trial by
jury and in open court for any al
leged offense involving punishment is
The resolutions declare "the cause of
free speech, free press and free educa
tion has found In Ferrer another mar
tyr the more regrettable in an age
when civilization boasts of having re
placed the tortures and brutality of
mediaevulism by freedom and enlight-
Prof. Ferrer, It Is declared, will take
rank with all those who have done
the greatest service for humanity.
Noble Company
"A noble company of matyrs and a
cause In which a man might well give
his life," the resolutions continue, "did
tyranny require it.
"Like Jefferson, Washington and
Lincoln of our own country, he labored
and taught and suffered that the people
might have wisdom and be worthy of
Declaring: that though Ferrer suf
fered the ultimate penalty of a shame
ful death at the hands of those who
rulo in the doctrine of the "divine
right of kings" the belief is tarptf
that the sacrifice was not in vain.
In its preamble to the resolutions,
the council says the execution of Prof.
Ferres has arroused the strongest in
dignation of all just liberty-loving and
broadminded men of the civilized
NEW YORK, r Oct. 19.—Five thou
sand men and women met tonight In
Carnegie hall and condemned King Al~
lonso and the others whom they held
responsible for the death of Francisco
Ferrer. ■ ',
c "The echo of that shot will shako
(Continued » Pa** Tkne).

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