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BELL IN RINGING
SPEECH, PREVENTS
DISCORD IN PARTY
Democratic Conference Buries
Differences and Backs
Reform Leader
DOWNS 'OLD PUSH' MEMBERS
Menacing Resolutions Giving the
Gathering False Power Are
Swept Aside
At « meWln« of the committee on
iwnolut lons, appoint ed yesterday, and
which was railed to assemble nt 'the
llnllenlmk hotel Immediately following
the adjournment of the conference,
resolutions were drafted and adopted
late'last iiljflil nlilrli will be read ill
tint ronferciieo this morning. While
nothing would be definitely Riven out for
publication. It was niiderstood the rmo-
Inlkms [ were Terr brief, and that the
committee would not report In favor of
the, Indorsement of candidate*. ' This
will bo a distinct victory for tile sup
porters of Vr. Bell, «Hi» are strongly
opposed to Indorsements.
T. SHELLEY SUTTON
THEODORE BELL, the man and
the oitisen, and Theodora Hell, the
leader of thn state's Dem.ocracy,
the reformer, tho political Riant', ora
,or and diplomat, were revealed to a
vivid advantage yexti relay when, M his
party's i-andlriate for the gubernatorial
nomination, he stepped up °n the plat
',m U at the Democratic state confer-
in <• lnUlanehard-hall and at a mo
i lent when the harmony and prospects
of - the state's Democracy seemed
threatened by several discontented
delegates from ■ San Francisco threw
down the gauntlet to,his handful of
critic*,' appealed for hannnny and una
nimity defended the course pursued
by the good government member! of
his party, and, by a powerful and ora
torical argument which thrilled every
one who hqard it, dispelled, the first
.small cloud which appeared to be form
ing on the' Democratic horizon,* ere it
had assumed tbe, proportions sufficient
to cast a shadow on,the conference.'
li was a critical moment. • Louis H.
MoosVr, a delegate from San Francisco,
h.ld .sought to amend a motion sub
mitted '; by ,0.- member of the Los An
geles delegation*empowering; the con
ference to call another meeting when
ever fifty members should' request It
to do ro. There wan but.little debate,
and the, conference might have adopt
ed the resolution, with the San Fran
cisco and other northern ■: ileleg-at lons
favoring it, had It not been that Theo
iore A. Bell quickly perceived the
gravity of the situation.
<M H k to Nlit; I'Wi.i i:
He scented the dangers that might
result from such a resolution, and
realised that Mr. Mooser and his
friends ««•!■«• endeavoring to have the
conference do something which it has
not the power to do.
If these men had reckoned on
the presence of wide-awake lead
ers who stand for good govern
ment and recognize the able,
and efficient work of the State central
committee, they had not ■earned to re
member it; but there was a quick
consultation.
Dv ing the hum of voices, while the
question whs yet pending, Mr. Hell
stepped suddenly to the rostrum, his
lips set, bis eyes Ilxed intently on the
San Francisco delegates, his hands
clenched, his attitude like that of a
gladiator in defense of the prim Iplea
for which'he has so lonj devoted Inn
energies.
It cannot be denied that in the pres
ent statu conference there lias crept
a small coterie of "old push" Demo
crat*—a handful of mon who secretly
are opposed to the good government
principles of Jeftersonlan Democracy
—the Democracy of Southern Califor
nia. These men are from the north
from San branclsco where for many
years, until recently, one \V. F. Hettin
has sat alone in his office and by press-
Ing a button dictated the political af
fairs of California—directed its com
mercial and Industrial destiny—abso
lutely controlled its courts and legis
latures.
IN TIIK MINORITY
But these men are in the minority;
they are shrewd enough to realize that
the "machine" days are over; the old
corrupt gangsters have been put to
Might; a new and decent generation
has taken charge; a good government
element is rapidly wresting from "the
push" its arbitrary powers. These men
have no pla.e in the present California
state conference; yet a few are there,
"It was my earnest desire," H"ld Mr.
Bell, "to refrain from participating in
any' discussion during the first day of
our meeting; but I am very much
afraid there are some men here who
may place a wronpr conception on tho
functions of this conference. I want
every Democrat within my hearing to
understand thoroughly the legal status
of this conference both in the party
and before the courts.
"The suggestion camp from Los An
geles several months ago that there be
a conference, and the executive com
mittee of the state central committee
met to consider the request. It was
concluded that a conference should be
held, at which the Democrats of Cali
fornia could discuss the various Issues
of the campaign, outline their work
and make mutual suggestions. In or
der that them should be no mistake,
several prominent men were called on
to draft the call for the-conference.
FUNCTIONS CI.KAK
"The functions of this conference
are clearly defined in that, call, and It
Is the duty of every loyal Democrat,
of every delegate to the e<snference,
to see to it that his obligations arc
lulHlled: that nothing is done by this
conference that is not directly In keep
ing with the object nnd funetioln of- the
meeting as set forth in the call issuod
by the executive committee of the
Democratic state central committee.
"It must be understood, and there can
he no question, and no loyal Democrat
will dispute, that the Democracy of
(Continued on l'age Five)
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
■ -.■:i l-'ORKOAST \"
For I,«h AiijceleH nnil vicinity—Fair on
Wmliii'mlii.v I somewhat, warmer) llsht north
winds, < Imiiikliiic to south. Maximum tcm
lii't'iiliirn jcHtcrilay 64 degrees; minimum, 41
degrees.
LOS ANGELES
Prosecution announces charge against
Finks will be dismissed.
* Section 2. PAGE) 8
Je«nne Hshalt. former secretary to
iiartolo Bnllerlno. "Crib King," be
' gins contest for jils c\»tnto.
'Section I. PAOE 5
Council, ami . utilities commission will
confer ' regarding proposed ; ordinance ~ *
governing franchise* bidding.
Section. 2. PAGE I
Council defers action Oil proposed uullu
ins; for water offices. • Section -. PAGES i
Southern 3'aclflc official, shot by track
walker,' la brought hero and assailant
who defied officers surrenders.
Section 2, PAGE 3
Chnrles Edwards, member of wealthy
family, dies neglected in city Jail as
plain drunk. Section 2, PAOE 2
Southern California cities of sixth class
report on election results. ■
Section 2, PA OK 1
Mrs. IH. M. Daniels causes sensation by
accusing Mrs. Q. O. Klnzes, who Is
seeking divorce, of being Daniels'
■•affinity." « Section 2, PAGE 1
Police Captain Dl*on tells police com- >
mission he thinks a reporter assaulted
Charles Williams, prisoner in • the
city Jail. ' Section 2, PAGE 1
Mayor Alexander urges big vote "on .
. harbor Improvements and power bond
Issues. Section 2. PAGE 1
Hundred children taken from ' Institu
tions by foster parents hold a reunion.
Section 2, PAOB 1
Bell, In ringing speech, prevent* dis
cord at Democratic conference.
Section 1, PAOES 1-6
"Solid Three" will "oppose other two
supervisors on county liquor ordi
nance. Section 1, PAOE 10
William L. Hubbard lectures before the
Woman's Press club on the "Stage
and Its Influence." Section 1. PAGE 7
Local club women Jubilant over re
suits of Santa Barbara convention.
Section 1, PAOB 7
John 8. Mitchell elected president of
Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit , associa
tion. » , Section 1. PAGE 1
Editorial, Letter box, Sheldon's letter, -
, Section 2, PAOI3 t
Marriage licenses, deaths, births.
Section 2, PAOES «
Society, clubs, music. , 1 Suction S. PAilB 2
Mines and oil field*. Section 1, PAOB 9
Markets and financial. Section 1, PAOE 9
Theaters. '• Section 2. PAH -'
City brevities.. / Section I, PAOB &
Classified advertising. Section 1 PAOES 6-7-8
Citrus fruit report. ' . Section 1, PAOB I
News of the waterfront. Section 1, PAGE 7
Sports. Section 1, PAOB •
Building permits. Section 2, PAOB 1
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Pasadena declares for "safe and. lane" -
Fourth of July. Section 1, PAOB 7
Qlrl brought from Minnesota by matrl
' monlal bwrasui Is told she .wouldn't
do. , Section :1. PAQB ; 7
Heuthern Pacific seeks three -tracks* In •';
Long Beach mualclvul docks.
Sectlrn 1. PAOB 7
Eleven hurt as auto Is ditched in -'
Pasadena. . Section 1. PAGE 4
COAST
| Jeffries dons gloves for, first time since
' beginning training, and ' boxes three
fast rounds with Hersrer.*
Section 1. PAOB «
Expedition reaches summit of Mount Mc-
Klnley; finds no trace of records Dr.
Cook nays he left on summit. ■
Section 1. PAGE 1
Hidden enemy dashes sulphuric acid
In face of , beautiful San Francisco
girl; she Is fearfully burned and one
eye destroyed. . Section 1. All 13 1
EASTERN
Senator I.a Toilet to makes vigorous
attack on the railroad bill and scores - ■-
Attorney General Wickersham.
Section 1. I'.MIK 1
Divorcees will wed today after long "wait-. •
ing at the church" for final decree per
mitting wedding. Section 1, PAGE I
Mod of thousand persons hangs' In effigy
Russell estate heir at Melrone, Mass..
and Injures witness In noted cam.
. . Section 1. PAOB i
Court upholds the validity of grand Jury -
that returned indictments In . Pittsburg .
graft cases. . Section 1, PAOE 2
FOREIGN
Plnchot and Roosevelt separate after second
conference; former president Intimates his
promise to address conservation congress -
has no r.lgniflcance. ■ Section 1, PAGE 1
MOB HANGS IN EFFIGY
RUSSELL ESTATE HEIR
MEL.ROSE, Mass., April 12.—This
city tonight was In a riotous uproar
following the decision • today adverse
to the North Dakota' claimant in . the
Russell will case. A crowd numbering
about 1000 persons visited the homes of
.■people who testified against the Dick
inson, N. , D., : man In the „ trial: just
closed. ■ . .
At the home of William C. Russell,
who has alone enjoyed tha great estate
sine-.' the death of his father, an, effigy
was first trodden upon, then dragged,
and later attached to a tree and set on
fire. The small force of police was un
able 'to cope with ,; the ' crowd' and no
arrests were made, •" ; ■
.•It was at the home of James . R.
Axford,'. who, after testifying, against
"Dakota Den," subsequently recognized
"Fresno Dan" as the real Daniel Blake
Russell, that violence occurrred. ,:,
< The .; crowd, V Including 100 * women,
swarmed before the Axford house and
hissed and . hooted. v While a i number
"Vere rushing up the steps .to the piazza
a brick was thrown through a window
Into the house. , ;■ '.> -• \* •- '-%'•■ >
'■■ Mr. Axford,; brandishing a golf club,'
threatened the crowd, and In the melee
a number " fell, whereupon 'the: crowd
became furious, and Axford was thrown
to the ground and jumped upon. Then
he was. dragged , some , distance > down
the ' street, v The i crowd .eventually, dis
persed ; without • further trouble.'. isSfcji!
EDITOR KILLS MAYOR
MOOREIEAD, Mo., April 12.—A po
litical feud of three years' standing re
sulted this afternoon in the killing of
Dr. J. W. Hart, mayor of Moorehead,
on the main street, by Claud Hay, ed
itor of the Moorehead Hustler. Hay
returned to his office and surrendered to
tho town marshal.
MOB HELD AT BAY
ZANBSVILLHI, 0., April 12.—A mob
of r>oo persons* la tonight held at bay
by officers protecting Harry Wallace,
charged with the murder of Sam
RoKenbery, -at Bremen.
wi:i)m:si)xVY morning, april 13, 1910.
Groups of Hotel Men as They Appeared Ready
for Sight-Seeing Trip About the City
,<■ iff ||| *■■ 8 m^&BL ■
tf?7& r~2&ffZ& I* - JW **— -^^h^ «■■•■■■
ABOVE IS A GROUP OF DELEGATES. BELOW ARE ONE OF THE SIGHT-SEEING AUTOS AND THE BRIDE AND GROOM OF THE OCCASION,
MR. AND MRS. O. E. SONNENBURGH OF ST. LOUIS L
TALK WITH T.R.
PLEASES PINCHOT
Former President Denies There
Is Significance in Prom
ise of Speech
PORTO M^URIZIO, Italy, April 12.—
After spending a second day with Mr.
Roosevelt, tho afternoon belngr occupied
In another long tramp into the moun
tains, Gifford Pinehot left for Zurich
tonight, seemingly In a happy state of
mind. He still declined to make any
statement with reference to his confer
ence with the ex-president, but his
beaming countenance was as eloquent
as wordH.
"Will you say whether you are satis
fied with the result of your visit?" was
asked, but Mr. Pinehot only smiled
broadly.
Mr. Roosevelt evidently is not greatly
exercised over conclusions that may be
drawn in the On I ted States from tho
announcement made today that be bad
accepted an invitation from the former
chief forester to address the National
Conservation congress this summer.
"My actions are frequently misunder
stood," he said, speaking of the matter
this evening.
JMr. Roosevelt then explalnedtthat he
would have attended the congress re
gardless of what had happened during
hia absence, and that in his address h«
would not necessarily speak of past,
but of the future.
Mr. and Mra. Roosevelt dined alone
with Miss I'arew at the Carew villa,
and passed a quiet evening.
Kermit, with several friends, took a
motor trip along the coast, extending
the journey beyond the Frenoh frontier
to Monte Carlo, where he dined and
passed the evening.
The police Investigation ■ shows the
man Mitgngno, who last night was
found prowling about the villa with a
letter in his pocket addressed to Mr.
Roosevelt asking for a position as
valet, is a harmless vagabond, having
no connection with the anarchists.
Former Mayor Phelan of San Fran
cisco, who was expected to visit the
former president today, failed to put
in an appearance.^
ENBURG, PA., IS BURNING;
FIRE FIGHTERS INJURED
ALTOONA, Pa., April 12.—Seven
buildings in the business section of
Enburg have been destroyed by flre,
which Is now beyond control.
At 1 o'clock this morning there haa
been a loss of $75,000, and the flames
were still raging.
Several men have been Injured In
fighting the tiames.
FIRE MENACES NEWARK, O.
, CLEVELAND,? Ohio, April • 12.—Mes
sages \ from * Newark,, Ohio,' say that: a
fire-which threatened to wipe out much
of the business section of the city broke
out" this 7 morning: »In •'■ the t Arcade, the
, largest structure in Newark \-
HIDDEN FOE DASHES ACID IN FACE
OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL, BLINDING HER
Burning Fluid, Thrown from Behind Fence as Miss Ruth Wilson
♦ Stops in San Francisco Street, Cuts Furrows in Her Neck and
Shoulders and May Cause Death- Seeking Ardent Wooer
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12.—Sud
denly attacked in broad daylight
by an unknown man, who dashed
a quantity of sulphuric acid Into her
face, Miss Ruth Frances Wilson, 18
years old, daughter of James A. Wilson,
general deputy of the National Union
for the district of California, lies in*a
hospital suffering terrible agony from
the burns'on her face and neck.
The sight of her left eye is destroyed,
and the doctors say it is unlikely that
the right eye will be saved. Her as
sailant escaped, and the detectives
have been unable to flnd any trace of
him.
Miss «Vilson is not able to give a co
herent account of the assault. The po
lice are maklne an effort to locate a
high school student whose attentions
were objectionable to the girl.
Miss Wilson was passing along Sutter
street, opposite the Cosmos club, but a
short distance from her home, when
someone called her. The summons came
from behind a sign board fence border
ing one side of a vacant lot. The girl
turned and could see no one.
In another Instant a stream of burn
ing fluid struck her full in the face. It
ate its way into her eyes, filled hei
mouth and corroded frightful furrows
down -her neck and on her shoulders,
fell to the sidewalk screaming.
As the girl lay writhing in pain, pass
erby rushed t8 her aid. They carrie*
her to a doctor's office near by, and as
STANFORD REACHES LIMIT;
NEEDS MOffE ENDOWMENTS
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, April
12—That Stanford university has
reached the limit of its expenditure as
far as its present available funds are
concerned, was the declaration of
President David Starr Jordan in an
address before the upper classmen of
the university today.
In concluding, after making the
above statements, he laid especial em
phasis on the fact that the trustees,
contrary to general opinion, are al
ways ready to receive large sums or
small, for special purposes, and con
cluded with the statement that tlie
future of the university depends upon
the ability of the trustees to secure
new endowments.
QUAKES ARE RECORDED
LAWRENCE, Kas., April 12.—Two
distinct earthquake shocks were re
corded last night by the seismograph of
the Kansas university. The disturb
ance was between 1500 and 1600 miles
southeast.
[Associated Press]
soon as possible she was taken to a
private hospital.
Although there is no Immediate dan
ger of the girl's death, the doctors fear
that the acid will penetrate to the brain
and produce meningitis.
Miss Wilson was a student at the
Lowell high school until recently, and
was known for her beauty.
About a year ago she became an
noyed by the attentions of a young
man who confess^!, In letters written
by him and signed "Van Camp Red
fern," that he became enamoored of
the girl upon seeing her pass his resi
dence on her way to and from school.
The police will make an effort to find
the young man and -will question him
as to his whereabouts at the time thai
the attack occurred.
Carrying his objectionable suit into
the school room by becoming a student
at the same school, so that he mit'ht be
near Miss Wilson, the young man
alarmed the father of the girl, and
steps were taken that caused him to g»
to Los Angeles. From that city he
wrote many poems expressing his devo
tion to the girl.
The young man was a source of won
ry to Miss Wilson and her family.
Candy, flowers and other remembrances
frequently were sent by the youth. Two
months ago, at the funeral of Mrss
Wilson's brother, Redfcrn was a caller
at the home. He expressed his regrets
and left. Since then he had not been
seen at the Wilson residence.
VATICAN EMPHASIZES ITS
STAND TOWARD ROOSEVELT
ROME, April 12.—Tho Vatican has
authorized a statement with reference
to a call made by .Abbot Lawrence
Jongsona, one of the most learned
Benedictines and secretary of the
Congregation of the Affairs of Relig
ions, on former President Rooßevelt,
on the eve of the tatter's departure
from Rome.
"The holy father has highly disap
proved of Father Janssena' initiative
towards Mr. Roosevelt, 'as cabled
through the Associated Press, as the
act of his evidently lends to an Inter- 1
pretation offensive to the holy father.
Father Janssens acted through his
own Impulse, without any authoriza
tion from anyone whatever."
The statement further emphasizes
the Vatican policy, which, to use its
own words, was that "it did not wish
Mr. Roosevelt to bracket the pope
with more or less royal personages
he will boast of having hunted in
Euroue after his African hunt"
CTXJT^Ti;' { "•( ll>l I/V • DAILY 2c. O~S TRAINS s*.
bli\ (jcJLJbj \j\Ji. 1 JilO . SUNDAY sc. ON TRAINS We.
HOTEL MEN ELECT
MITCHELL LEADER
Los Angeles Boniface Chosen as
President of Organization at
Thirty-First Convention
The Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit as
sociation . held its thirty-first annual
convention yesterday morning in the
Westminster hotel. John S. Mitchell of
Los Angeles was. unanimously elected
president of the organization.
No name other than . Mr. Mitchell's
was even mentioned as a possible candi
date for president. He was the univer
sal choice of not only the Southern Cal
ifornia hotel men, but of the hotel men
throughout the country, with nearly all
of whom he is personally acquainted.
Harry, K. Brown of Boston was se
lected as vice president, J. K. Blatch
ford of Chicago as secretary-treasurer,
and the same board of directors which
held office during the past term were
selected to direct the affairs of the
association during the coming year.
The session of the convention was of
short duration, as the eastern delegates
seemed unwilling to stay indoors even a
little while. President Fred Van Ortnan
of Evansville, Ind., called the meeting
to order at 10 o'clock.' Following the
reading of ■ the 'minutes, of the last
meeting the board of .directors and the
treasurer made their ' reports. These
reports "showed'that the association
now has a surplus of $650,000 in its in
surance fund and a membership of over
1&00. ■ All reports go to show that the
organization is at the top notch of pros
perity,' having a larger membership and
being in better condition: financially
than, at any time since its foundation
thirty-one years ago. .
MAYOR WELCOMES DELEGATES
: Mayor .Alexander officially welcomed
the delegates to Los Angeles at yester
day's meeting. He spoke of.the city's
future, comparing > its rapid growth In
the past few years with what might
reasonably expected within the next
ten years, and assured „ the , delegates
that at the present rate of progress a
city with a population of 1,000,000 would
be found here in 1920. *
,; The mayor also spoke of the muni
cipal Improvements .: being carried' on
and explained. their relation to the
city's growth. ■',' He spoke of ; the new
aqueduct and of the power and water
supply it will furnish, and of the Los
Angeles harbor, which when com
pleted will be one of the finest harbors
in the world and make Los Angeles a
great trade center. He asked the hotel
men to spread the; fame of the Angel
city throughout the east, and received,
after the meeting, the promise of many
to ido so, - as i among s the hotel keepers
this city has.' a ' reputation Jof being a
splendid ' "hotel • city."
i> Following 1 the-mayor's 4 address,' the
retiring president was presented with a
beautiful ; gavel "\ by the " delegates, \in
recognition. of: his ; services |to '. the or
ganization , as ; its official head' during
the past ; year. j Mr." Van Orman . made
((.'uutluurd on l'a«e I uu*v
r CENTS
WICKERSHAM IS
SCORED IN SPEECH
BY LAFOLLETTE
Wisconsin Senator Makes Vigor
ous Attack on Taft's At
torney General
RAILROAD BILL DENOUNCED
Boston & Maine Merger with New
Haven Road Taken as
Basis for Speech
[Associated Press]
WASHINGTON, April 12.—Inciden
tal to the consideration of tha
administration railroad bill, tha
merger of the Boston & Maine with
the New York, New Haven & Hartford,
through the Massachusetts holding
law, was discussed at length In the
■enate today.
The principal speech attacking the
consolidation in unstinted language
wns made by Senator La Follette and
consumed the larger part of the day's
session. Hrlef responses by Senators
Lodge and Gallinger were made at the
close of the Wisconsin senator's
speech.
Both of the New England senators
defended the merger and upheld the
law under which it was made.
Mr. La Follette presented this trans
action in great detail to illustrate the
possible effect of the enactment into
law of the merger provision of the
pending railroad bill. He traced the
consolidation from the beginning, but
gave especial attention to the Massa
chusetts legislation under which the
combination was made eftetclve.
It was practically charged by the
senator that this enactment had been
consummated at the dictation of Presi
dent Mellen of til" .New Haven road,
who, he intimated, represented the
Mornan-Rockefeller Interests. He
quoted frutn v member of the Massa
chusetts legislature a statement that
Governor Draper had responded to an
Ultimatum from the New Haven in
teresti. He undertook to show Urn
federal merger suit, instituted during
the Roosevelt administration, hail
been dismissed at the dictation of At
torney-General Wlckersham under tho
Tan administration, for the inade
quate reason that the Massachusetts
legislature had passed the holding bill
under which the consolidation was ef
fected.
CONTRAST* AI»!INIKTItATI<i>*«
The argument covered a wide range
of accusation, but, aside from the
speaker's desire to hold aloft the
merger us ;> bad example, the evident
purpose was to contrast the Taft
administration with ttie Roosevelt ad
ministration to the disadvantage of
the former.
Mr. La Follette'a criticism of Atttor
ney General Wlckersham was especially
stringent and pointed. The responses
by Messrs. Lodge nnd Galllnger were
Just as positive In his defense. Both
the New England senators defended
the attorney general as a lawyer and
as a man.
It was toward* the close of his
speech that Mr. La Pollette made his
sharpest reference to Mr. Wickersham.
He had practically concluded his ex
position of the New England merger
and was devoting himself to condem
nation of the pending bill, when, ris
ing to his tiptoes, he exclaimed:
"Is this the 'wise legislation, em
bodying no sudden impulse, but ma
tured views expressed in party coun
cil,' which the attorney general, in his
recent speech at Chicago, aald, "is
pressed 1.11 enactment?' [s it for leg
islation such as this the attorney gen
eral commands all who would not b«
read out of the Republican party to
get in line?"
Mr. La Follette asserted that at the
behest of the New Haven company tho
I Massachusetts legislature had under
taken to repeal the federal law and
license an act congress had declared tQ
be a crime against the people.
"And," he said, "the attorney general,
the highest law officer of the federal
government, sworn to preserve, protect
and defend the constitution and enforce
the laws of congress, gave his official
approval to this legislative compact ! < -
tween (he New Haven company and
the Massachusetts legislature to nullify
the law of congress, and declares It ex
pn asly authorizes what congress has
I expressly forbidden."
AI,RKAI>Y RAISING RATKN
Declaring the New Haven road had
already begun to increase rates, Mr.
La Follette drew the conclusion that
I this proceeding was but the beginning.
"When the complications preventing
an increase of through rates at tln>
present time are disposed of," he said,
"when thi".._fcUL± f":'.i?lU >rt r\ '"wi lf if
ever does, then we shall get an exam
ple of through rates which will quicken
the interest of the entire country in thn
conduct of this creature of atate and
national favor. Already Massachusetts
is mado to know her real master."
The ssesion was well nigh spent when
the Wisconsin senator concluded his sec
speech.
.Mr. Lodge was the first to speak in.
reply. Declaring he could not afford to
allow what Mr. La Follett had said to
pass without a word on the attitude o'
the people of Massachusetts, he entered
upon a statement intended to show Mr.
La Follette's outline of tho
had not been accurate. He declared
the New Haven road and the Boston &
Maine road were not competing lines,
and he asserted the necessity for con
solidation had been found in the poor
financial condition of the latter roau,
which rendered impossible necessary
Improvements.
Mr. Lodge admitted differences had
arisen among the people of Massachu
setts, and outlining the holding bill,
he asserted it had been framed to safu -
guard effectually the interests of the
people of the state.
Mr. Lodge deprecated the agitation
of a subject by one vlio was not la
miliar with the entire situation. Ho
intimated New England would be able
to settle its own affairs, and declaring
he held no brief for the New Haven
road, said he spoke only for tho peo
ple of his state. He believed the st«tn
had acted wisely and without inten •
tion of doing anything that would not
serve the public interest.

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