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VOt,. XXXVII. Pit I/^I-f • ■ At I ll7 l'V rrWS BY CAKRIKR
M'MBKK 145. J. riIV^AJ. ttl> V^Hlll Iks I'KB MONTH
Violence and Bloodshed
Are General in City
of Philadelphia.
Strike of Union Labor
Men Is Anticipated
This Morning
[Associated Pressl
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22.—Three
boys were shot and probably fa
tally injured and several received
iess severe wounds today in riois that
followed the resumption of service by
the Philadelphia Rapid Transit com
pany. The shooting occurred In nttacks
on cars in the northeastern section.
Market street, the principal business
thoroughfare, was the scene of the dis
turbances all day. Cars were stoned
and two policemen were roughly han
dled by a mob of several thousand
A dozen arrests were made and the
prisoners were placed in a trolley car.
This was stormed by the mob and two
prisoners escaped. Preparations wera
made by the authorities to call upon
the entire force < f the state militia if
the police tomorrow were unable to
cope with the situation.
General Strike Predicted "
President Murphy of the Central L>r
bor union still regards a general strike
of all trade unions in the city as inev
itable, although Organizer Pratt is
said to opose this move. Pratt was
arrested, charged with inciting a riot,
but later was released.
Members of the State Fencibles, an
independent military organization 200
strong, were placed on duty today,
armed with loaded rifles. They were
detailed In the Kensington mill district
in the northeast, a hotbed of union
sympathizers. In their first skirmish
they were badly beaten by a mob that
paid no attention to the drawn bay
onets and snatched the rifles from the
hands of the young militiamen.
Members of the Fencibles, according
to Mayor Reyburn, acted as If they
were allowing girls in the mill district
to wear their caps and cut the brass
buttons off their clothing. At one
point a group of rioters captured a
member of the Fencibles and carried
him several feet from his post, where
they stripped him of his cout, hat and
cartridge belt and gun and threw them
Into a sewer.
Fifteen policemen quartered In the
barn of the company at Ridge avenue
and York street narrowly escaped
tleath tonight when the entire north
east corner of the building was blown
away with dynamjte. The explosion
occurred just as C. O. Pratt was about
to address a meeting of car men at
Ridge avenue and Dauphin street.
How the dynamite was placed in the
car barn is a mystery.
The State Fenclbles, after being har
assed and beaten badly by a mob of
thousands of strike sympathizers, were
withdrawn at nightfall.
The militia had been powerless
against the mob, but a half-dozen
mounted police had ridden up and
down, driving tlie rioters before them
in the afternoon.
Only two cars were run on the Lo
hlgh avenue line in the afternoon. Both
were badly shattered by stones. Po
licemen in this district were flred upon
by a strike sympathizer who had con
cealed himself In St. Simon's church.
This enraged guardians of the peace
nnd they returned the fire, hitting W.
E. Collins iii the groin.
Satisfied with Police
Director of Public Safety Clay said
tonight that should outside assistance
be required he would ask for the state
constabulary before calling for the mil
itia. He expressed himself a« satis
fled with the way the police have han
dled the mobs up to date.
Following: a conference with Gov
ernor Stuart this afternoon, Mayor
Reyburn held a consultation with
heads of the various city departments
and decided to prepare to call on the
governor for the entire state militia
in ease the police tomorrow are unable
to cope with the rioters.
The crucial point in the situation'
promises to develop tomorrow. The
company, it is understood, will attempt
to start cars on the regular schedule,
and if the police do not give adequate
protection will demand that the mayor
forward to the governor a request for
etate troops.
The general strike order by Presi
dent Murphy today also may material
ize. C. O. Pratt, national organizer
for the street car men, after bis re
lease on ball today held a conference
with President Murphy, at which he
Js reported to have urged the inex
pediency of a general strike, but Mur
phy at the close of the conference said
he still believed a general strike in
Walkout May Come Today
Of the 200,000 or more members of
labor unions in this city, 30,000 already
have voted to go on strike, according
to the secretary of the central labor
union. Whether leaders who, are op
posing a general strike will be able
tr. defer a walkout tomorrow is prob
Delegations of labor leaders left for
Washington this afternoon to urge
Senator Penrose to use his Influence
toward a peaceable settlement.
A nonunion conductor was t badly
hurt at Sixth and Market streets late
this afternoon when a crowd attacked
liis car after a boy hud pulled the
trolley pole from the feed wire. Po
licemen drove back the crowd with re
volvers and started the car. It had
gone but a short distance when a
heavy iron weight thrown from a win
dow crashed through the roof of the
vehicle. Two badly frightened women
in the ear were not hurt.
Mayor Reyburn stopped his confer
ence with city officials this afternoon
to give a little talk on the street.
He said he had not contemplated
closing the saloons. Thus far the
drinking places, he said, had given
no trouble. Not one of those arrested
for rioting, he said, was under the In
fluence of llQUor.
"We are prepared for any emer
gency," he said. "If the labor people
who sympathize with the 5000 strikers
decide to quit work that is their right,
but whether the public will quietly
tubmit to It is another question."
For Los Angeles—Fair Wedensday;
light northwest wind. Maximum tern,
perature yesterday, 58 degrees; min
imum temperature, 45 degrees.
George B. Harrison leaves for Texaa to
accompany Cllffortl Harmon on try for
ballooning record. PAGE 9
Thirty-flvo thousand lowans reunite at '
Kastiake park. PAGE 8
South Pasadena has gala fete; three thou
sand visitors at suburb to celebrate ."Flag
d»7." PAGE 6
City attorney says Incinerator cannot he
leased. PAGE 6
Private water rates com* before council :
today; city attorney suggest^ reference to i
milltles commission. I PAGE 5
Oldest member of Woman's league has cel
ebration. PAGE 16
Annual banquet of chamber of commerce Is
brilliant affair and sentiments of former •
Governor Pnrrtfe on conservation are
cheered heartily. PAGES 6-7
City needß municipal lodging houses for
poor, declares expert who has been Inves
tigating conditions. PAGE 14
Coroner Investigates sudden deaths of two
young women. . PAGE U
Alleged ■ bigamist under - arrest In Mexico
may prove innocence on ground that no
wedding was performed. • . PAGE 9
Sons of Revolution re-elect officers. PAGE 9
Autopsy surgeon declares rabies caused the
death of Joseph Scott, jr. PAGE) 9
Has whistle plan for traffic squad: Sergeant .
Butler's idea favored by commissioner.
Night watchman shot; sheriff' says
- murder; police hold three. PAGE 3
Labqr temple dedicated by union men;
Mayor McCarthy of San Francisco
presides., , - PAGE 3
Editorial, Letter Box and Haskin's letter.
Deaths. • PAGE 14
Society and clubs. page i
Music. • PAGE &
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 13
City brevities. PAGE 5
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
Automobiles. PAGE 12
Sports. PAGES 10-11
Theaters and dramatic criticism. PAGB 3
Municipal affairs. PAGB 5
Redondo Beach trustees may order a
| bond Issue to pay bills following the
death of a horse. . PAGE 13
Comedy of Ocean Park rulers ends with *
purchase of steam roller. PAGE} 13
Town lost In desert; San I7crna.r/lino
supervisors must eurvey county to de
termine location. . PAGB 13
Many attend holiday races at Pasa
dena Tournament park. . _ PAGE 13
Residents of San Bernardino claim streets '
ara theirs. , ■ PAGE 3
Eastern lumbermen get In line on con
servation with coast men at Seattle.
Three fatally hurt In fierce street riot- " ;■
ing in Philadelphia; troops repulsed:
general sLriko expected today. PAGE) 1
Masons . to erect $1,000,000 temple lat
Alexandria, Va., in memory of George
Washington. •; . BAGS 2
Tamalpals murder victim identified; Marln -
county officials convinced she was Mrs.
Rose McKay of Mill Valley. . . PAGE 2
Iroquola warriors demand a Democrat for.
governor of California and stormy session
Is held at San Francisco. PAGE 1
Kidnaped boy taken secretly away from
Tucson, Ariz., by his father. ■ PAGE 1
Admiral Harber hints at naval clique
vChich he holds responsible for rumors-of
unseaworthiness of two of his fleet ves
sels. PAGE 2
Police surround President Taft when
he steps off train at Jersey City on
way to Xew Turk. PAGE) 1
Conger o,t bay in Investigation of scan
dal In New York senate rebels against
hard grilling of inquisitors. PAGE 1
General strike of eastern ' railroad men
feared; 11. & O. refuses -demands;
men aro determined. PAGE 1
James R. Keeie of Hocking Valley
fame, angry'when given the lie by
another witness. . , PAGE 1
House naval commiffte votes tentative ap
proval of Secretary Meyer'a plan for re
organization of the navy. PAGE 2
"Might not relish wage," !Is excuse of
President Taft for withdrawing nomina
.llaQg to new customs oourt.of appeals.
"V. . — i PAGBI
FOREIGN , - '/
Veto tower of house of lords will be
first object of attack of opposition in
British parliament. PAGE 1
Big smelter proposed for the Johnson
district of Arizona. - PAGE 13
Gold Road mine grows In wealth as
shaft deepens. PAGE 13
Oil operators In Mexico withhold facts
concerning richness of I fields of the
' republic: Inducements are available
only to big Interests. PAGE 13
Ray-Wlnkleman country in Arizona
expects a boom. ' PAGE 13
Ad Wolgast stops Battling Nelson in
fortieth round and wlnß lightweight
championship of world. PAGE 10
Frankie Conley knocks out Monte At
tell in forty-second round at Vernon
and wins bantam championship of the
world. f ■ ' . PAGE 11
Turret wins California Derby with great
ease from classy Held. . Gloria wins
handicap feature at Juarez. PAGE 11
G. Haggart wins Venlce-to-I«s Angeles
' marathon race, doing distance in
1:41:08. PAGE 11
U. S. C. wins track meet with Occi- ,
dental toy score of' 76 to 471 i on
Bovard field. - PAGE 10
Harness race meets are held at A«rl- • t
' cultural park. San Bernardino and
; Pasadena. i PAGE 10
BOSTON, Feb. 22. —A consignment of
250,000 boxes of sardines has been
seized under order of the pure food
bureau, department of agriculture,
here. It Is alleged the boxes are
labeled as containing sardines put up
In olive oil, but contain no olive oil.
SAN JOSE, Feb. 22.—"01 d Settlers"
day was celebrated at Campbell, the
residents of all the surrounding coun
try turning out to hear the literary
and musical exercises and to feast to
gether. The address of welcome was
delivered by S. R. Wade and the orator
or the day was Rev. H. H. McQuillkln.
POMONA, Feb. 22.— J. W. Rodgers,
park superintendent of Cincinnati, lias
been here visiting Charles Carette and
Is loud in his praises of Pomona and
i nvirons and the great possibilities for
intensive agriculture her*, Mr. Rod
gers represents a wealthy Ohio syndi
cate which lias purchased 10,000 acres
of eucalyptus land la Tulare county.
First Battle of Opposition
to Be Waged Against
the Peerage
Nationalists and Laborites
Will Not Try to Over
throw Ministry
[Associated Press]
LONDON, Feb. 22.—Without any
actual change in the parlia
mentary situation, the outlook
tonight was more hopeful for the gov
It seems certain ministers met the
new parliament Monday without hav
ing made much effort to seek the views
of the various groups forming the gov
ernment majority. The surprise with
which the Nationalists and Laborites
learned that they,had misapprehended
Premier Asquith's speech with refer
ence to "securing guarantees" for
dealing with the house of lords was
in a great measure responsible for the
Both the Nationalists and Laborites,
however, are aware they have nothing
to gain by throwing out the govern
ment, as this would lead to a dissolu
tion and to the probable victory of
the Conservatives at the next general
elections. Hence, the extremists to
day displayed a more conciliatory
The cabinet had a long council to
draft the veto resolutions and to de
bate the general situation. The result
of the deliberations was a speech in
the commons by Winston Spencer
Churchill, president of the board of
trade, In which he announced the de
termination of the government to stand
or fall by the veto bill.
This determination should, to some
degree, satfsfy the irreconcilables, who,
It will be remembered, in no way
agree amoner themselves, the Labor
ites being as strongly for the budget
as the Nationalists are against it.
Any direct co-operation between
these two parties with the express in
tention of defeating the government is
Will Not Embarrass Government
In fact, meetings of the Labor party
have shown that there is a strong
feeling against any action likely to
defeat the ministry, while the Nation
alists would not likely go beyond ab
staining from voting for the budget.
Indeed, the Nationalists Kfday de
cided not to take any action for the
present that would embarrass the
Negotiations are now proceeding be
tween the different parties with a view
to avoiding a crisis until the budget
is adopted and some progress has
been made with the veto resolutions.
Speaking from carefully prepared
notes, which showed he was a mouth
piece of the government, Winston
Spencer Churchill declared in the house
of commons today that" the cabinet
would stake its whole existence on the
passage of the veto bill, and ho prom
ised a resolution embodying its prin
ciples would be brought forward at the
earliest possible moment. He did not
think any reasonable member would
recommend that the house exercise Its
power of refusing the necessary sup
plies. To attempt to compel a con
stitutional change by that means
would. In the judgment of the govern
ment, expose them to a swift and
blinding catastrophe.
The ministry, /Mr. Churchill said,
would regard the destruction of the
budget as a mortal blow. They at
tached an Importance to It second only
to that of the veto bill. They would
further regard its defeat -as a vindi
cation of the unconstitutional action
of the house of commons.
The government, he continued, was
bound to bring to a final issue Its
policy of dealing with the house of
lords, and for the abolition of the abso
lute veto power of the second cham
If there wore to be a crisis and dead
lock, however, they could not come too
soon, he said. The policy of the gov
ernment was to place the proposals be
fore the house, so that the decision of
the members might be taken thereon.
James Keir Hardie, president of
the Independent Laborites, protested
against any attempted reconstruction
of the house of lords, as the Laborites,
lie said, did not believe marely In de
stroying the veto power of the lords, a
relic of feudalism and an insult and
outrage upon democracy.
But, as the lp.bor party could not gel
its own way, they would accept the
second best course and support the
government in getting rid of the veto.
He hoped the government would make
the passage of the budget contingent
on tho veto bills going through, and t|e
urged the government to refuse the
supply as a means of forcing fho lords
to agree to the abolition of their own
power of veto.
Sir James H. Dalzlel voiced the
views of more radical supporters of the
government, a little group numbering
twenty-live, Including Sir Charles
Dilke, Hillare Belloc and Joseph Mar
tin, a former Canadian politician, who
are pressing the government to deal
with the veto bill before the budget.
Sir James complained that the Liberals
had been badly treated after the as
surance in the premier's speech and
prior to the election. The government,
he contended, was putting a great
strain on Its supporters, and he urged
the cabinet to produce their plan.
Walter Hume Long, speaking for tho
opposition, twitted the government on
the discrepancy of their views and
{hose of their supporters. The govern
ment, he said, was trying to tt»>rk a
revolution, and at the same time
played the part of constitutional min
Ray of Hope Appears
The political atmosphere continued
heavy when parliament reassembled
today, but a my of hope appeared
when it was announced the National
ists had decided not to move an
amendment to the address in reply to
the speech from the throne.
The Nationalist resolution follows:
"Resolved, that having supreme re
gard for the importance of the con
stitutional struggle going on between
the two houses of parliament and being
convinced that the primary business
of this parliament was to act on the
mandate given in the general election
and proceed forthwith to limit the
veto power now exorcised by the house
(Continued ou i'»g« Two)
Badgered by Cross-Exam
ination in Bribery
",' Case
Senator Allds to Begin His
Defense at Opening of
Session Today
[Associated Press]
ALBANY, N. V., Feb. 22.—The last
of Senator Benn Conger's evidence
in support of his charge that Sen
ator .Tothjim P. Alhls rlf*mMn(iP.rl and re
ceived $1000 nine years ago for "pro
tecting" bridge companies against hos
tile legislation was laid before the
senate today. Tomorrow Senator Allds
will begin his defense.
Senator Conger's last few minutes on
the stand today vfere signalized by a
dramatic outburst. Badgered by cross
examination, heckled by his own col
leagues, held up to public view as a
bribe-giver, Conger for six days faced
the senators and a dally audience of at
least lono.
In all this time Conger has obeyed
the Instruction! of the senate to an
swer questions, however embarrassing
they might prove. But this afternoon
he rebelled.
Rising from his seat, he turned and
faced the chairman, his small figure
quivering with anger.
"Mr. Chairman," he cried, "I want to
appeal to you if this sort of thing has
not gone on about long enough. Evi
dently this man," he went on, looking
at Lewis T. Carr, attorney for Allds,
"is trying to tire me out physically,
and I appeal to you as a matter of de
cency and right whether I am to go on
and be grilled this way another day."
Chairman Davis 1 reply was that Con
ger's own counsel would nmply protect
him, and directed the witness to an
swer Carr's question.
Testifying Senator Conger said:
"Col. Dunn said to me the Repub
lican state committee needed funds;
that the treasury was always low and
money was more acceptable if paid in
the spring than in the fall."
The witness, still under cross exam
ination, was then made to go further
Into the details of his alleged conver
sation with Assemblyman Burnett in
"Burnett said to me," he continued,
"that the highway bill in the Internal
affairs committee was good for some
money for the fellows on the floor of
the house; that they had to have some
of it, and unless they did he would
move to discharge the committee on
the floor (that is, force a vote on the
bill), if 'some of your bridse people
don't come up to Albany.' I think he
said the bill was worth $10,000 on the
Conger said, Burnett ilnally informed
him the allegW "strike bill" had been
fixed up "so as to take the sting out
of it" so far as the bridge interests
were concerned.
Going back to Chairman Doughty
of the internal affairs committee. Con
ger made this statement:
"Doughty never spoke to me on the
subject of money, or, so far as I know,
did anybody else. He came to me and
said he had a copy of an amendment
he thought woulfl work out all right
and would in substance kill the bill."
Father Alleged to Be Guilty of Ab.
ducting May Be Arrested
After Leaving
TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 22.—The Adams
party, consisting of Louis B. Adams,
his son John Adams, N. W. Murphy
and Miss Nora McLaughlin, left tonight
for their homo in New York. They
were accompanied by Adams' brother,
Albert Adams, the New York attorney,
who arrived here four days ago to con
fer with the party regarding the
charges of kidnaping pending against
them in San Francisco for stealing the
8-year-old son, John, which caused their
arrest here two weeks ago.
At that time Governor Sloan refused
to honor the requisition, ajid the party
has been here since.
The detectives who until recently
have been employed to watch the party
give out the impression that it Is the
intention of the California authorities
to push the prosecution as soon as
they leave the territory, and they may
be rearrested when they reach Texas.
If again unsuccessful In the legal battle
for the possession of the child, the
party may have to fight its way
through to' New York.
It was learned today that Mrs. Ad
ams had instituted proceedings in the
New York courts for the partition and
sale of half of Adams' estate. This
probably means also that she will re
turn to New York to fight out the legal
battle for the possesion of the child.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 22.—An
avalanche has overwhelmed Huifsdal
on Isafiord, twenty-three persons
being killed.
WASHINGTON. Keb. 22.—The presi
dent today withdrew the iiuininuiKniw
of William 11. Hunt, Alfred C. Coxe,
James F. Smith, Orln M. Barner and
Marion Drvrlra to be Judges of the
court of customs. The explanation at
the White House of the withdrawal of
the nominations was that these persons
were offered the jionitlonH with the un
derstanding- that I hrj were to get |10,
-000 a year each, aa provided In the
I*a>ne bill. Congress having refused to
provide more than $7000 each, the presi
dent felt that It would be better to
withdraw the names until he bad time
to Inform the men nominated of the
facts ami ascertain whether they were
willing to accept under the new condi
***SLR: VV- J
Henry S. Haskins of Prominent Firm
of Brokers Is Virtually Ex.
pelled from the Ex.
NEW YORK, Feb. 22.—James R.
Keene, who Is said to have promoted
the Hocking pool, in whose collapse
many persons lost considerable money,
is an angrty man today by reason of
the He gi\-en his statement that as
manager of the pool he had not sold a
single share of stock of the Columbus
and Hocking Coal and Iron company.
Harold F. Mack, a member of the
New York stock exchange is the man
who is responsible for Mr. Keene's
ruffled temper. Mr. Mack stated at the
bankruptcy proceedings of J. M. Flske
& <"o. that Keene held 200 shares of
stork and was 300 shares short and
said the 500 shares were sold January
When questioned Mr. Keene admitted
he gave an order for the sale of the
shares, but said the stock belonged to
two of his clerks and that he had no
interest in the securities.
Because of the collapse of the pool,
which was due according to Mr. Keene
to the "insatiable greed of the mem
bers," brought about by a furious
bear raid in the stock exchange, Henry
S. Haskins, a member of the pool and
of a prominent firm of brokers in Wall
street, was virtually expelled from
membership In the New York stock
Mr. Haskins when interrogated said:
"Nothing but a raid of short selling
could break the market, and such sell
ing would have to be in larger volume
than the sellers could ever hope to de
liver unless tho force of their attack
accomplished disaster at once. No or
dinary strength of assets could guard
against such an attack. I did my best
first to stem the tide and later, when
that became hopeless, to cancel the
buying ordarii
"The honesty of my intentions is
shown by the fact that my firm and
my friends are the worst sufferers if
not the only ones,"
Man Accused of Poisoning Col. Swope
Refused to Obey Coroner's
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 22.—Dr. B. C.
Hyde, against whom a charge of hav
ing poisoned Col. Thomas H. Swope
and Chrisman Swope was recently
placed by the attorneys for the Swope
estate, will be asked to appear before
the grand jury which Is investigating
the deaths of the Swopes.
This was made known here last night
by Prosecutor Conkling. Mr. Cankling
stated Dr. Hyde will not be command
ed to appear before the grand Jury,
but merely will be Invited.
The time for the visit of Dr. Hyde
to the Jury room will be left to his
own convenience.
At the coroner's inquest Dr. Hyde,
on advice of counsel, refused to take
the stand. Whether he will accept the
invitation of Prosecutor Conkling
probably depends on the advice of his
Carpenter Tumble* from Ridgepole
Holding Brew in Hands, but Does
./"lot Spill a Drop
CALDWELL, N. J., Feb. 22.—Conrad
Weinheiller, a carpenter, fell yesterday
from the roof of a threo-story building
to the ground. He had been Bitting
on the ridgepole eating lunch and had
a pitcher of beer In his hand when he
lout his balance.
Not a drop of the beer was spilled.
Weinhelller returned to his work. <le
i'!nring himself none the worse for his
Chief Executive Makes Two Ad.
dresses in New York—Declares
He Has Held Office Since
21 Years Old
[Associated Pressl
NEW YORK, Feb. 22.—Six hundred
police lieutenants of Greater New
York cheered President Taft tonight
as he appeared smiling before them
at the Waldorf-Astoria at their fourth
annual banquet.
He had previously delivered an ad
dress before the banquet of the Cin
cinnati society in New Jersey, an
aristocratic affair, held at the Hotel
Leading there after a speech that
realt almost entirely with the life of
Washington the president made quick
progress to the police gathering by
automobile, where he was enthusias
tically received.
Only seventy-two persons, including
the president, were present at the So
ciety of the Cincinnati. It was so ex
clusive that the committee declined to
(five a list of guests or furnish re
porters with the names of the speak
Truly remarkable was the reception
the police lieutenants accorded the
president. When he first entered the
hall they rose as a body, waving
American flags. In a moment more
the room was filled with the shrill
noise of their polica whistles sounding
their greetings. Then the "Star Span
gled Banner" was sung and later
The president said in part: "I have
come to tell you tonight that I am
with you. For we are engaged in the
same duty, that of preserving the law
and defending the rights of the people,
and in obtaining a square deal for all.
"Since I was 21 years old I can
hardly remember a time that I was
not holding office, and the duties of
each have imposed upon me the en
forcement of the law, and in enforc
ing the law I have had generally to
count upon the members of the police
to uphold my hands."
President Taft arrived here late
today. What appeared to be extra
ordinary police precautions were taken
at Jersey City. The station was swept
clear of persons before the president's
arrival and he was surrounded by a
compact hollow square of secret serv
ice men and policemen as he walked
from his car.
Tomorrow the president will go to
Newark, N. J., to speak at the dinner
of the Newark board of trade.
Body Found Near Lake Shore Rail.
road Tracks Last Friday Is Iden.
titled by Mother
TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 22.—Anxiety to
be with his father, Amos Koberts, in
Pittsburg cost Harold Roberts, aged 13
years, his life. His body was found
near the Lake Shore railroad near Erie,
Pa., last Friday, and was identified to
The boy's mother, living: here, had
asked the police yesterday to locate
her son, who ran away last Wednes-
day. When accidentally killed he was
on his way to hia father, who had se
cured employment in Pittsburg, and
whom Mrs. Roberts intended to Join
LONDON, Feb. 22.—The Cunard line
knows nothing of any accident to the
steamship Mauretania, vague rumors
of which emanated from Berlin last
night. Browhead was in wireless com
munication with the vessel late yes
terday afternoon, when the captain
reported that the weather was moder
ating and all was well.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—Improve
ment In the condition of Senator TlH
man continued today and his family
believes he is gradually recovering.
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Eastern Associations of
Conductors and Train
men Are Defied
Baltimore & Ohio Refuses
Demands—Men to Vote
on Action
[Special to The Heralfl.J
BALTIMORE, Feb. 22.—A general
strike of conductors and trainmen
of all roads east of the Mississippi
river which are members of the Ea»t
crn association is feared.
Today the Baltimore & Ohio railroad,
through President Daniel Willard, re
fused the demHTids for higher wages
made by the Order of Railway Con
ductors and the Brotherhood of Rail
way Trainmen. This means that both
organizations will vote on the question
of a strike at once.
All of the railroads composing the
Saltern association are now demand
ins ft uniform wage scale which shall
be tho lame as that recently secured
by the Western association.
The refusal of d|ie road to grant the
demands of the employes moans that
thr issue will be taken up by the entire
Eastern association. Such Is the state
ment of prominent leaders of the or
ganizations involved.
Men Repulsed
Those two powertul railroad organ
izations, which have undertaken to ob
tain a general increase of the wage
scale for all employes in those branches
of tlio service on the principal lines in
the eastern part of the United States
and Canada, have suffered a repulse
at the very inauguration of their cam
Three weeks of negotiations with the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad, among the
first to be approached in the matter,
ended today when the company,
through President Daniel Willard, de
clined to accede to the demands of the
organizations, the company's position
being set forth in the following official
"The conferences with the represent
atives of the conductors and trainmen's
organizations and President Willard of
the Baltimore & Ohio road, held today
in the endeavor to reach a mutually
satisfactory basis of agreement on the
question of wage increase, ended in a
suspension of further conferences until
the brotherhood representatives have
submitted the matter as it now stands
to the membership for instructions for
procedure to be taken. The company
could not accept the men's proposition
as originally made, and the men's rep
resentatives did not feel authorized to
acoept the counter-proposition made by
the company without referring It to
the men for further advices."
Now Up to Men
The whole matter now goes back to
the rank and tile, who will vote on the
question of a strike, which the broth
erhood officials regard as probable.
"By this vote the men will show
whether they are In earnest in demands
for increased wages or not," was the
way one of the joint delegation ex
pressed the situation.
The men asked for the western rate
in freight and yard service, an increase
of 91-16 per cent in their passenger
service and the abolition of double
header freight trains.
According to the men, the railroad
met these demands with what they de
clared was a very slight percentage in
crease to the minority of the men in
Stormy Session Held at San Fran.
Cisco When State League
Political Clubs
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22.—At the
convention of the State League of
Irociuois clubs, held here today, a
stormy session followed the effort to
have the meeting- declare itself in the
coming gubernatorial fight. Robert I*,
Mi tin introduced a resolution, making
it the sense of the meeting that a
Democrat should bo governor of the
state. H. L. Andrews, in leading ail
attack upon the measure, said:
"I must strongly object to this man
ner of attempting to test the Demo
cratic strength. It is idiotic to seek
through a Democratic gathering to
cast such a stigma upon the party.
It is proposed to not only nominate a
Democrat but elect him."
In the platform adopted the con
vention went on record as opposing
the ship subsidy bill now before con
gress, condemned the Payne tariff and
favored trust-made articles being
placed on the free list. The following
officers were elected today: Grand
sachem, Thomas E. Hayden, San
Francisco; vice grand sachem, H. P.
Andrews, Red Bluff; treasurer, Louis
Metzger, San Francisco; secretary,
Lawrence E. Welch.
Puget Sound Navy Yard Officials Ask
Release of U. S. Cruiser
SEATTLE, Feb. 22.—Officials of th«
Puget Sound navy yard are pleading
with the surgeon general to release the
cruiser Washington from quarantine at
Port Townsend, where she is held be
cause four of her crew have died of
smallpox and four others are sick.
Unless released at once the' cruUer
cannot be repaired in time to reach
Buenos Ayres for the centennial cel
ebration, Jn which she is to represent
the United States. The navy yard
urges that some of the officers be re
leased for duty at tlm yard, even it
the crew and ship are held.

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