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TAOS INDIANS HI
RANCHES; TROOPS
RUSHED TO SCENE
Woman and Children on Northern
New Mexico Farm Are
Attacked
GENERAL UPRISING IS FEARED
Settlers May Go After Marauders
Before the Soldiers Can
Reach Region
[Associated Press]
SANTA FK, N. M., May 13.—Governor
Mills this noon received a request
from Judge John R. McFie at
Tao» for a company of militia to
suppress an outbreak of the Taos
Pueblo Indians, who yesterday raid
ed .several homesteads north of
Taos, out fences, drove off cattle and
attacked the wife and children of a
homesteader named U S. Meyers. Keel
ing at Taos against the Indians is in
tense and serious trouble is feared.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon Governor
Mills Issued an order for fifty men of
companies V and X to proceed to Taoa.
They left on a special Denver & Hio
Grande train at midnight and expect
to arrive at Taos tomorrow forenoon.
Gen. A. Brooke has ordered Com
pany H of the New Mexico national
guard at Santa Fo to hold itself in
eradlnesi to proceed to Taos at a, mo
ment's notice on a forced march. Ihe
company was until recently a cavalry
troop and is the crack military organ
ization of the territory.
Telephone and telegraph wires have
been cut by the renegades.
The uprising of the Pueblos, who for
years have been a peaceful and law
iibidlng people, is believed to have been
caused by the punishment of Pueblos
by the territorial authorities. For years
the Pueblos have governed themselves,
electing their own chiefs and village
councillors, who tried and punished
malefactors of the tribe ' without re
course or appeal to the territorial au
thorities.
YOCVG BUCKS VIOLENT
Some months ago an Indian of the
Isleta Pueblo, who had been impris
onod by the territorf;il officers, ap
pealed to the tribal courts and the
councillors of the village were put in
Jail. Since then the Indians have been
unruly and it is believed the outbreak
is the result o£ fear by the Indians
they would lose their lmieii-prized in
dependence and the inability of the
elders to control the young bucks, who
believed the authority of the village
councillors was on thu wane.
For several weeks ranchers near
TaOS have found their fences cut and
their stock missing, l.ut the discontent
of the Indians culminated yesterday in
Uif attack on the Meyers household.
The taking of tho census is also be
lieved to have caused much unrest
among the Indians. When the enumer
ators reached Sar.to Domingo and Fan
Dia PuebloSi they were refused all in
formation concerning members of the
tribe uinl were threatened With vio
lence.
It was only after they had threat
ened to call troops and former Gov
ernor Curry had gone personally to
the chiefs and reassured them about
the purpose of the census that the In
dians were persuaded to answer the
questions.
Several eastern artists are believed
to be in the Taos country making
sketches of Indian life. Taos is the
oldest ami most picturesque of tho
Pueblos.
WIFE AND CHILDREN OF
SETTLER LEFT FOR DEAD
Troopers Ordered to Bring in the
Warring Indians
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., May 13.—
Governor Mills dispatched two com
panies of state troops, with Held equip
ment, and members of the territorial
mounted police for the scene of the
Indian uprising at Taos on a special
train over the Denver & Rio Grande
ut midnight.
The troops have orders from the
adjutant general to protect settlers and
bring in warring Indians. The Indians
gave settlers notice that unless they
left the valley by daylight they would
be killed.
The telegram received by the gov
ernor this afternoon stated fifty picked
Taos braves, under the leadership of
a young chief, had raided the valley,
driving off horses and cattle and set
ting fire to many buildings.
Mrs. Li. B. Myers, wife of a settler,
and he> babies wore assaulted and left
for dead. Settlers who attempted to
resist the Indians were driven away.
The troops must march thirty miles
from Serviletta, the nearest station, to
reach the village of Taos. The settlers
are arming, and only the prompt ar
rival of the troops can avert bloodshed.
It Is : ared by the settlers the San
Juan and other Indians of that section
will Join the Taos braves and that a
general warfare may result.
It is said the older men of the village
are opposed to the uprising, but the
young braves took matters into their
own hands and went on the war path.
OFFERS QUEER SORT OF
LEG BAIL AND GOES FREE
Chicago Judge Remits Fine of a
Wooden-Legged Boozer
CHICAGO, May 13.—Joseph Murphy
was arrested on a charge of intoxi
cation In Gary, Ind., yesterday and
lined $5 and costs, by Judge Mayer in
the city court. Murphy had a wood
i n leg and unscrewing it, offered the
leg to the court in payment of his
fine, saying it was all be had. He
then knelt before the court and plead
ed for mercy. The judge told him to
screw on his leg and gave him money
to get out of town.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
FORECAST
For I.<>» AiiKrliN anil vicinity: Cloudy Snl
iinliiy, n'llll kliowith In mountain*! light,
past wind. <lmn«lii(t to north. Maximum
temperature yesterday ': degrees; minimum
temperature 63 degree*.
LOS ANGELES
Mrs. Minnie Maloney tries to take poison,
but husband saves her. PAGE] 8
Mrs. Lillian Charnnck Hmead beglna Butt
to have her father declared an Incom
petent. PAGE 8
Streets and boulevards committee of city
council favors grooved rails. PAGE 8
Commissioner Humphrey* of works board
asks city council toJttcrease pay of treas
urer and auditor's forces. PAGE 8
Guy Eddie Is favored for city attorney, to
euooeed Leslie Hewitt. PAGK 8
Mrs. Clara Kuper of Portland will come
to Los Angeles to prosecute Thomas
Hughes, private detective, on bigamy
charge. PAGE D
Husband charges wife drank with raven
men at one time. ' PAOR i
S mer Shcpers, 10 years old, killed by Ver
non avenue car. PAGE 9
Willis Booth declines Republican nomina- ,
tion to United States senate. PAGE 9
Democrats meet today to "endorse" candi
dates for county offices. PAGE 9
New York society sidetracks attempt to
oust President Haley. PAGE 9
Mystery veils alleged attack on F. M. Bell
by unidentified persons. PAGE 9
Fire underwriters hold convention behind
closed doors. I'AGE 13
Man snys he secured marriage license just
to fool mother. PAGE 13
Wife and three children appear, in court
with former policeman accused of theft;
man to bo tried May 25. page 2
"Dads" attend W. C. T. U. convention—
' from a distance. PAGE 4
Clubs. PACE 6
Sports. PAGES 6 AND 10
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
News of the courts. PAOE 8
Municipal affairs. PAGE 8
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 11
Editorial and Letter Box. PAGE 1-
In hotel corridors. PAGE 13
City brevities. PAGE 13
Noted men and women. PAGE 13
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 11
Building permit*. PAGE 11
Shipping. PAGE 11
Churches. PAGE 5
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Contractors hold that slip in earth's crust
caused breaks In Little Bear valley dam.
PAGE 14
Bonding companies to make good 120.000
shortage In Bane's accounts. ■ PAGE 14
Pasadena high school student wins orator
ical contest at Throop. PAGE 14
Frank F. Skelly of Santa Ana removed to
Jail to avert lynching. PAGE 3
COAST
Neck ' broken, slayer strangles to death
after twenty-two minutes orr gallows.
PAGE 3
Judge I^ennon orders Flannery jury be
closely watched. PAGE II)
Tenderfoot bandits unable to fight because
of excessive hunger. PAGE 3
EASTERN
Hyde case goes to jury, but verdict Is not
reached; balloting will be resumed this
morning. page 1
Mary Harrlman. to be .Tune bride; mother
going to Honolulu In July. PAGE 1
Taos Indians raid ranches In northern New
Mexico and attack woman and children;
troops sent to scene. PAGE 1
Congressman Martin of Colorado says he
has connected Mlndoro Development com
pany and Henry W. Tat't with the sugar
trust. PAGE 2
Millions of rats overrun Summit, N. J.;
Pled Piper la wanted. PAGE 3
Rich Jewelry haul Is made by New York
customs men. PAGE 3
Reduction In size of paper money is likely.
PAGE 3
Ex-Governor Rollins of New Hampshire,
wife and son are accused of smuggling.
w PAGE 4
1" tday, the 13th, proves a dull day on
■change. PAGE 7
Senate factions agree on compromise
amendment to the provision of the rail
road bill affecting long and short hauls.
PAGE 1
One mechanic killed, another may be dying
in 24-hour auto race. PAGE 1
FOREIGN
Russian Jews must leave Kiev by June 14,
Is order. PAGE 3
P.oosevelt Inspect home for wornout work
ers near Berlin. PAGE 2
DEATH GOMES BUT
AUTO RACES GO ON
Lewis Strang's Mechanic Killed.
and Another Believed to
Be Fatally Hurt
BRIGHTON BEACH, N. V., May. 13.
—Death did not halt the dizzy swirl of
the 24-hour automobile race that began
on the oval motordrome here last night,
but a trilling disarrangement of the
signaling system stopped all cars for
twelve minutes.
William, P. Bradley of Newark, N.
j., mechanic for Louis Strang, who
drove a Marion, was fatally Injured at
12:18 this morning when his car skidded
at the turn In the stretch, crashed
against the fence and turned three
somersaults. Ho died an hour later in
the Coney Island hospital.
Hubert F. Anderson, who was driving
for Strang at the time, escaped with
nothing worse than scratches. Strang
said tin- car would be back in the race
again within ninety minutes, but at 2
a. m. It was still off the track.
Just an hour after the first accident
the Cole car, driven by W. Endecotr,
likewise skidded into the- fence. The
chauffeur and mechanic escaped injury,
but the car was badly wrecked, and at
first sight it was not known whether It
could resume.
At 2 o'clock this morning there was a
third accident. Buick No. 2. driven by
George DeWitt, skidded at the turn In
the back stretch, hurled against the
fence and turned turtle. DeWitt was
not hurt, but his mechanic, Jack
Towers, was taken to a hospital badly
hurt. The doctors cannot tell whether
he will live. :■".
The 2 a. m. score: Buick No. 1, 269
miles; Steams No. 2, 258 miles; Rainier,
256 miles. .
SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1010.
HYDE JURY VOTES
ELEVEN TO ONE TO
ACQUIT PHYSICIAN
Verdict Is Not Reached, and Bal
loting Will Be Resumed
This Morning
ACCUSED DISPLAYS BRAVADO
Smiles at Impassioned Appeal of
Prosecutor Who Urges
That He Be Hanged
KANSAS MTY, May la.—The final
vote of the ll.vu> jury, it in unilernloml,
tvus 11 lo 1 for wquitlal. \\ lien Im
uortnned to cast Ills ilrrlcllng vote with
the rpßt of tlin Juror*, it Is said (lie man
who Is holding out for conTlctlon Mild
he would think the matter over tonight
and Rive lilh decision In the morninjr.
I Alaoclated Presi 1
KANSAS CITY, May 13.—The case
of Dr. B. C. Hydo, accused of
murdering Col. Thomas H. Swope,
went to the jury at 9:55 o'clock.
After the jurors had balloted for an
hour and forty minutes tonight with
out reaching a verdict they were sent
to their hotel for the night. They will
resume balloting at 9 o'clock tomor
row morning.
Grown weary after more than four
weeks of imprisonment, the balloting
time was greeted with sign* of relief
by the Jurors. During the final hours
of the closing: addresses, which occu
pied the entire regular court sessions
for two days and entered Into extra
night sessions, the Jurymen often
looked at the clock and moved rest
lessly in their chairs.
When Jamea A. Reed closed the
state's iinal argument tonight and
Ju,dge Latshaw indicated the Jury was
free to begin voting on its verdict, the
twelve men walked quietly from the
courtroom.
The court Informed them it would
wait until about midnight for a ver
dict. If none had been found at that
tini". Bald the court, they would be
sent to theft lintol to return tomor
row and continue their deliberations.
Dr. Hyde smiled as the arbiters of
his fate retired. Turning to his wife
at his side, he said:
"I'll eat dinner with you Sunday,
Frances."
Off on another side of the courtroom
sat Mrs. Logan O. Swope. Clustered
about her were all of her living chil
dren, with the exception of Mrs. Hyde,
The Jury filed past her as It went to
Its room. As soon as the room was
cleared sufficiently the Swope family
went home.
COURT ROOM CLEARED
Immediately after the jury had re
tired the crowd was ordered from the
courtroom, but the crowd who, day by
day, have fought for places from
which they might best hear the testi
mony, were unwilling to leave upon a
mere request. They wanted to remain
until a verdict was delivered, but the
court would not permit it. In fifteen
minutes after the close of the argu
ments the marshal closed the room.
Every marshal in the employ of the
county was drawn into service. They
were warned to clear the room as soon
as possible and to use strenuous ef
forts to prevent a demonstartion.
More than a dozen personal friends
of Dr. Hyde and wife remained in the
room with the couple. The scene more
resembled a social gathering than the
convention of intimates about a man
whose life was in the balance.
Seated in the center of the little cir
cle of people, the physician lighted a
cigar, tilted back his chair and be
gan to tell stories. Soon the party was
laughing and joking.
But the aged father of Dr. Hyde was
not present. The long hours of the
trial have exhausted him. When the
last speech was finished he went to
his hotel and retired.
While Mrs. r. c. Hyde wept convul
sively, Prosecutor Virgil S. Conkllug
today asked the jury to inflict the
death penalty upon the physician.
HYI>E S.MII.KS AS UK IS FI.AYKI)
The impassioned appeal Of the pros
ecutor did not move Dr. Hyde. When
Mr. Conkling had ended his plea to
the jurors to send the defendant to
death the physician turned about in his
chair and smiling at his wife said:
"Why, that man wants to hang me."
Btlll sobbing, Mrs. Hyde put her arm
upon her husband's shoulder, but said
nothing.
Attorney James A. Reed began his
final argument for the state at 7 o'clock
tonight. He argued at the outset that
Dr. Hyde began to collect the testi
mony last December to use in his trial,
although at that time no charge had
been filed against him.
"He did not go to Mrs. Swope when
he found he was suspected, and plead
witli her to have autopsies made on the
bodies of Col. and Chrisman Swope to
prove they did not die of poisoning,"
said Mr. Reed. "No; he left, the house
and came to Kansas City and employed
experts to begin the study of poisons."
The reason Dr. Hyde said "I don't
remember" so many times on the wit
ness stand, averred Mr. Reed, "was
because he could not weave falsehoods
fast enough to cover his evil acts."
Dr. Hyde was characterized as a phy
sician who had grown so accustomed to
suffering and hardened to crime that
he was able to commit the'atrocities
he is said to have committed in the
Swope house without flinching.
"They are trying to hide this man's
guilt behind the skirts of his wife,"
said Mr. Reed. "Do not listen to them.
I say as the years go by ahe will
realize how much better it would have
been if, on the night of last December
IS, she had remained with her mother,
as she waa asked to do."
MADB BOrj) BY GRKKI> FOB <.<il.li
The attorney describe*! Dr. Hyde's
greed for gold ns one that made him
bolder every time he accomplished a
crime apd added to his wealth. With
Moss Hunton gone, he said, the phy
sician was nerved to do away with
Colonel Swope; the coming into his
hands of a part of Chrisinan Swope's
property led him to poison Margaret
(Continued on !*•«• !»•,'
Daughter of Late Railway King, Fiance,
Friend of Family and Harriman Home
MARY HARRIMAN
TO WED IN JUNE
Mother's Preparations Lead Vil
lage Folk to Conclusion Early
Nuptials Is the Plan
(Special to The Herald.)
TURNER, N. V., May 13.—1t was an
nounced here today that Mrs. E. H.
Harriman, together with her daughter,
Miss Carol Harriman, would sail in
July for Honolulu, and it is believed
the marriage of Miss Mary Harriman,
for which no date has been announced
publicity, will take place before her
mother departs from New York.
It is reported here in the village that
the event, to which all the townspeople
are eagerly looking forward, is set for
an early day in June, as orders have
been issued by Mrs. Harriman to have
the estate at Turner and the Episcopal
church near by renovated and prepared
for guests, and that this work must all
be completed by June 1.
Charles Cary Rumsey, the bridegroom
to be, is known to be preparing for
some big event and for a long absence
from the city of New York, where he
has his studio. The man who will
claim the favorite daughter of the late
railway magnate aB his wife is the son
of Laurence D. Rumsey of Buffalo.
The engagement is the result of a ro
mance between the capable daughter
of the great financier and a young
sculptor of promise. Mr. Rumsey is the
son of a successful business man, but
has given all his attention to art. He
has for some years spent most of his
time in New York working at sculp
ture, and has been seen little even by
his friends at the Harvard club. ,
Nearly all his time was spent in a
little studio at the top of an old-fash
ioned building at 65 East Fifty-ninth
street,between Park and Madison ave
nues. He first met Miss Harriman four
years ago at the Meadowbrook club
races. Later he undertook some work
at Mr. Harriman's new house at Arden.
Miss Harriman was her father's con
fidant In many of his business affairs,
and was trained especially to under
stand the management of the estate at
Arden. Mr. Harriman's confidence in
her judgment was so great that he
made her one of the executors of his
great estate. She has been in active
charge of the Arden farm's dairy and
the 45,000 acres of the Harriman Orange
county farms.
Mr. Rumsey is 30 years old and was
graduated from Harvard in 1902. He
spent several years in the study of art
in Boston and Paris, and afterward
settled clown In New York. He la
known in art circles, although he has
not exhibited very much of his work.
He had a bronze statue of an Indian at
the Pan-American exhibition at Buffa
lo, and later held an exhibition of his
bronze work there. He is a good polo
player and has hunted with the Genesee
valley pack. In his love for horses he
follows his uncle, Seward Cary, who for
a number of years drove the Red
Jacket coach between Buffalo and Ni
agara Falls. Society has been confi
dent that Miss Harriman would marry
Robert W. Goelet. Young Goelet was
the choice of Mr. Harriman, according
to reports, as the king of the railroad
world always took him on his tours
throughout the country.
OIL MEN LODGE PROTEST
AGAINST THE PICKETT BILL
Tell House Committee It Would j
Mean Loss of Millions
WASHINGTON, May 13.—A delega
tion of California oil producers opposed
to the Administration conservation
measuro, known as the Pickett with
drawal bill, appeared today before the
house committee on public lands.
The oil men assert that it' the bill
as It passed the house becomes a law
it will mean millions in losses to the
oil men who began drilling for oil on
government land. The land was with
drawn from entry before oil had been
struck.
Members of the California delegation
told <>f how various amounts from
$60,000 to $100,0C0 had been .spent In
drilling on land later withdrawn and to
Which they would have no right.
One witness told how his company
had .spent $646,000 in one field in Cal
iforina and struck oil in but one well.
He said his company would have to
discontinue operations if the with
drawal bill forced it to cease drilling.
It was stated that the Standard Oil
company was in a similar position;
that the operators were regal-ding its
rights on government land. The oil
men desired that the law bo changed
bo the withdrawals would apply only
to vacant and unoccupied land.
MRS. PAT CAMPBELL ILL
CHICAGO, May 13.—Mrs. Patrick
Campbell, the actress, is ill here of
nervous prostration. Her engagament
at a local playhouse has been can
celled for next week.
MARY HARRIMAN AT RIGHT OF RCBERT W. GOELET, WITH C. C.
RUMSEY, BRIDEGROOM.ELECT, AT LEFT OF MANSION TO BE
GIVEN BY MOTHER TO BRIDE.
FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH
Or was the comet to blame for all this ?
LINEMAN FALLS 25 FEET;
HIS CONDITION SERIOUS
Falling thirty-flve feet from a tele
graph pole at Forty-sixth street and
South Park avenue on which he was
working yesterday morning, E. L.
Baich, 25 yjars old, of 732 West Ninth
street, an employe of the Edison Elfc
tric company, suffered a broken left
leg and collarbone and possible Inter
nal injuries, the extent of which is not
yet known.
After lying on the ground for forty
five minutes without medical attention,
despite the protects of a number of pe
destrians who offered their services,
lie was removed to the Crocker street
hospital.
The delay in removing him to a hos
pital is placed upon the foreman, John
O'Rourke, who was In charge of the
crew with which Balch was working.
Balch was on the top of the pole
when his spurs slipped. His belt broke
under the heavy strain and he was
precipitated to the ground. His condi
tion is serious.
EXCHANGES RAGS FOR
SIMON'S FINE SUIT
S. Simon could hardly believe his
eyes when he entered his tailor shop
at 122 East Seventh street yesterday
morning. Where one of Simon's finest
serge suits had hung the night before
there was in its place one of the rag
gedest, most dilapidated suits of cast
off clothing that Simon had ever be
held. Simon, considerably peeved,
asked the police detectives about It and
they told him it was. Friday, the thir
teenth. Simon said he didn't care what
day it was, he wanted his serge suit
back. The detectives promised to take
the case under advisement. Simon told
the police that the man who exchanged
suits had entered a shoe store adjoin
ing Simon's place and had brpken down
a door between the two store rooms.
ENGINEER'S SKULL IS
FRACTURED BY BOARD
FRESNO, May 13.— J. E. King, a
switching engineer of the Southern Pa
cific company, was probably fatally in
jured at 3 o'clock this morning, when
ho was struck a terrible blow on the
head by the loosened running hoard
on a box car of a freight train pass
ing his own engine as .it stood on a
siding.
The man was removed to a sanitar
ilum, where it was found that his skull
had been fractured in two plates, just
over the left eye and at the base of
the brain. Pieces of broken bone had
penetrated the brain and the man is
still unconscious.
No hopes are entertained for his re
covery.
NARROWLY ESCAPES
DEATH UNDER WHEELS
While crossing Fifth street at Hill
street early last evening E. J. Beans,
65 years old, a retired merchant, was
run down by a boy riding a bicycle,
which threw him against a moving
eastbound Washington street car.
Beane was thrown to the ground and
narrowly escaped being run over by
the rear trucks of the car. He sus
tained several abrasions about the
body and a slight laceration above
hia left eye..
We was taken to his rooms in the
Occidental hotel, 4L'S South Hill street,
where he was attended by a physician.
His condition is not serious.
GAPES AT COMET AND
COYOTE TRAP GETS HIM
LONG BEACH, May 13.—While rub
bering at the comet this morning Jay
Gleasori. who lives near Anaheim street
and Temple avenue, itepped into a big
steel trap which he bad »et to catch v
chicken devouring coyote. At the time
Mr. Oleasoii wore a blanket and a
heavy pair of shoes. The latter I
him from serious injury. Another mem
ber of his family released him from
the trap.
UTvpT 1? f filTI-^ • DAILY te. ON TRAINS M.
OlxMjrJLjJll KjKJJL lJ^liJ . SUNDAY 50. ON TRAINS 10*
ON ROOF TO SEE COMET
SLIPS; FALLS TO DEATH
OAKLAND, May 13.—His desire to
view Halley's comet caused the death
of Frank H. Covert, an electrical line
man, shortly before 4 o'clock this
morning. In order to obtain an unob
structed view of the wandering comet
Covert had climbed to the roof of his
home last night with two friends and
made his bed there.
In moving about, while attempting
to see through the morning mist he
slipped and fell from the roof, forty
feet to the ground, fracturing both
his skull and spinal column. He died
on the v.'ay to the receiving hospital.
Covert was 28 years old and an em
ploye of the Home telephone company
in this city. He was a native of Mich
igan, was unmarried and has no rela
tives in this part of the country. Those
in Michigan have been notified of his
death.
TRIES TO CUT WIRE
WITH NIPPERS; KILLED
PHOEXIX, Ariz., May 13.—A blind
ing flash of green fire, an agonized
scream and the sickening odor of burn
ing flesh is the story of the tragic
death of E. E. Crandall, an engineer
for the Mesa Dairy and Ice company,
who was electrocuted here today while
trying to cut a telephone wire with a
pair of nippers.
A broken wire had fallen across the
government transmission cables, which
carry a current of high voltage from
Roosevelt dam to Phoenix. Crandall
tried to remove it. Death was instan
taneous.
The flesh on the arm and hand in
which he held the nippers was strip
ped from the bone by the current.
Crandall was 50 year? old and leaves
a wife and three children.
DAN CUPID AFRAID
OF DOUBLE HOODOO
Friday, the- 13th, and Pan Cupid have
nothing In I'lmmon. This was evident
yesterday when the marriage license
clerks were idle, save for three inter
ruptions. Cupid is supposed to he no
respecter Of days or persons, but the
"jinks" of the thirteenth coupled with
the' hoodoo of Friday, frightened the
little chap out of a clay's work.
Those who braved the double terror
yesterday and ol talned licenses to wed
were Edward H. Bautser of San Pe
dro, well known in the harbor town,
and Blanche K. Buekhout of Los An
geles: William T. Chambers and Chris
tine ('. Brunolt, both of Los Angeles,
and Harry Kntghten and Lillie Tur
ner, also residents of the Angel City.
THIEVES STEAL CASH,
GEM AND AN AUTO
C, B. Kellogg, 750 Alameda street,
reported to the detectives yesterday
that his room at that address was en
tered Thursday while he was at work
In the front yard and $41 in cash and
a half carat diamond ring stolen.
William Virges of Lamanda park re
ported the theft of his seven-passenger
Stoddard-Dayton automobile from in
front of the Grand opera house about
9:30 Thursday night. The number of
tlir automobile is 28,352.
P. Metz, 617% East First street, re
ported that his room was entered early
yesterday morning while he was asleep
and %H and a gold watch taken from
his trousers.
CARELESS THIEF LOSES
$100; STEALS 33 CENTS
SANTA ROSA, May 13.—A thief who
broko into the office of the Northwest
ern Pacific railroad at Schellville on
Tuesday night stole 33 cents from the
cash drawer in the ticket office. Dur
ing his brief stay in the office he
dropped from his pocket an envelope
containing a JIOO bill.
TILLOT3ON CONVICTED
HOLTON, Kan.. May 18.— F. 11. Til
lotson was found guilty tonight of kid
naping Marian Bleakley, the "Incuba
tor baby."
CEIVTS
SENATE FACTIONS
AMEND SECTION 4
OF RAILROAD BILL
Agree on Compromise, Each Be
lieving It Has Outwitted
the Other Side
SPEECHES INSINUATE 'JOKER'
Change Affects Long and Short
Provision of Measure—Some
Feeling Exhibited
[Associated Pros?!
WASHINGTON, May 13.—8y a
sudden welding late today of
supposedly irreconcilable fac
tlong tlie senate, by a vote of 56 to 10,
adopted a compromise amendment to
the railroad bill tor the regulation of
relative charges for long and short
hauls.
The agreement was reached chiefly
because each faction apparently
thought it was getting the better of
a shrewdly driven bargain. Some
senators tonight suggest the supremo
court may have to arbitrate the ques
tion as to which faction's judgment is
correct.
Before adjournment Senator Bacon
sought to show that Senator Aldrich,
leader of the forces in charge of the
bill, had voted for a revision different
from that which he had advocated
during: the long debate on this ques
tion. Bailey remarked that Mr. Bacon
was mistaken and was quoting from
his rial ley's) remarks.
"I hope the senator from Texas will
not interfere," said Mr. Aldrich, laugh
ingly; "the senator is trying to justify
his action in voting with me."
"That is the time I usually justify
my vote," retorted Mr. Bacon.
While upbraiding regular Republicans
for what ha asserted was a change of
front, Mr. Bacon was interrupted by
Senator Atkins, whose ruddy face was
wreathed in smiles as he asked:
"Well, you're happy, aren't you?"
This sally plainly iritated the Geor
gian senator, for he retorted rather
sharply that it took "a very little thing
to make some people happy."
"Maybe the senator will find that it
is a big thins," said Senator Atkins,
beaming across the chamber.
Significant glai)< 81 passed between
senators on the floor, and people in the
galleries began to suspect that the com
promise just effected meant something
different than appeared on its {ace.
SSCTSCK FOUR AS AMKMIKI)
As adopted, the new provision strikes
out of section 4 of the interstate com
merce law the words "under substan
tially similar circumstances and condi
tions," and also eliminates the proviso
of that section and amends the section
so as to make it read as follows:
"Section 4—That it shall be unlawful
for any common carrier subject to the
provisions of this act to charge or re
ceive any greater compensation in the
aggregate for the transportation of
passengers, or any like kind of prop
erty, for a shorter than for a longer
distance over the same line or route
in the same direction, the shorter be
ing included within the Vjnger distance,
or to charge any greater compensation
as a through route than tho uggregatt?
of the local rates: but this shall not
be construed as authorizing any com
mon carrier within the terms of thia
act to charge or receive as great com
pensation from a shorter as from a
longer distance.
"Provided, however, that the inter
state commerce commission may from
its knowledge, or from information
upon application, ascertain that tho
circumstances and conditions of the
longer haul are dissimilar to the cir
cumstances and conditons of the
shorter haul, whether they result from
competition by water or rail, then it
may authorize a common carrier to
charge less for the longer than for the
shorter distance for the transportation
of passengers or property; but in no
event shall the authority be granted
unless the commission is satisfied that
all the rates involved are just and rea
sonable and not unjustly discrimina
tory or unduly preferential nor preju
dicial.
"And provide, further: Thrtt no rates
or charts lawfully existing at tho
time of the passage "f this mandatory
act slial be required to be changed by
reason of the provisions of this section
prior to the expiration of six months
after the passage of this act, nor in
any case where application shall have
been filed before the commission In ac
cordance with 'he provisions of thia
section, ponding B determination of
such application by the. commission."
Of the fifty-six votes for the amend
in, nt, twenty-two were given by Re
publican senators who had opposed th«
insertion of any lonpr and short haul
provision in the railroad bill: thirteen
by Dmoerats and the rest by Repub
licans, chiefly insurgents.
The negative vote was equally di
vided between Republicans and Dem
ocrats.
BROUGHER STIRS BAPTISTS
WHO GATHER TO HEAR FOLK
Substitutes as Speaker, Rouses
Great Enthusiasm
(Special to The. Herald.)
CHICAGO, May 13.—Former Gov
ernor Folk of Missouri was unable to
fill his engagement to speak before
the Northern Baptist convention to
night at the University of Chicago.
Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher, sue.
to Robert J. Burdette as pastor "I
Temple Baptist church, I/Og Angelea,
was called on to speak in his place.
He captured and enthused the conven
tion in an address on the signili.
of the Northern Baptist convention.
He declared it meant greater work,
greater unity, greater giving, greater
power. He advised the Baptists to
stop knocking tho University of Chi
cago and each other, and got together
and stick together for the ultimate
triumph Of God's kingdom in the world.
At the close of tho address he left for
Kansas City, wheYe he will preach
Sunday In Calvary Baptist church.

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