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Chief of Police Galloway Issues
Order That Shakes Up
His Department
Only One Member of the Old Di
vision Retained as Mem
ber of the New
TIIK "purity squail," Which lias
figured prominently and not al
ways satisfactorily In receni po
lice court bearings, was yesterday
abolished by Chief of Police Alexander
Galloway. In it« place the chief ni <i
a. new "metropolitan squad/ 1 which
w in take over tin> duties of the "purity"
force. Only one member of tne old
squ id, Patrolman Stevens, Is retained
upon tin' new.
Ora May. for three years private soc
retnry in the chiefs office, bus 1 n
made acting sergeant and placed In
command of the squad. He lias been
instructed to make duplicate reports of
all matters connected with the squad's
work, one of which will no to Chief
Qalloway direct and the other to the
captain In charge of the .central station.
Arounii police headquarters thin is In
terpreted to mean that hereafter the
chief himself, and not Captain Dlxon,
will direct the operations of the squad.
Chief Galloway's order, coming only
a day after Captain Dlxon's assign
ments for Junu had been bulletined,
and overruling Dlxon's arrangi ments
in numerous Instances, naturally >re
ated considerable discussion among
tho men connected with the depart
in, 'lit.
It was said openly that tho new or
der Will result in making Captain
Dlxon merely an official figurehead,
with few duties more Important than
erlng telephone calls, and it was
predicted that tho order possibly pre
sages tiie transference of Dlxon to
the easi side station and the recall of
Captain Lenbausen from tho east side
to headquarters.
Captain Dlxon himself declined to
speak of tho matter or to discuss th»
friction said to exist between himself
an.i the department's head. His
friends were not so reticent. It seemed,
however, to be generally admitted that
the changes ordered will have the ef-
I i t of lessening official discord,
whether Dixon goes from First street
or remains there.
Chief Galloway said last night that
tin order had been issued "for the good
of the- s. rvieo."
■Men t'>o long at this sort of work
grow rusty," he continued, "and i de
cided b change all around would be a
good thing. About w\e duplicate re
ports one will come direct to me. This
will mean that part cf the squad's
■\ ork Will be governed directly from
n:y office, I have put a sergeant In
charge and I shall hold him personally
mstble to mo for the work and tho
conduct of the men assigned to duty
uniler him." •!
The chief's order affects the follow
ing: J.irvis and Hackett will replace
Amman ond Windsor, taking charge Of
the department's efforts to stamp out
gambling; Weiss and Klersey will suc
ceed Olfford and Wyckoff, detailed on
liquor ordinance violations; Miller and
Walker, instead of Parker and Mack.
will he entrusted with the duty of
rounding up vagrants of both sexes;
Watson replaces Glenn and will work
with Stevens, tho only member of tho
old squad retained on the new, among
the negroes; Patrolmen Bowe and
Browning, who have had espionage
over the social evil, will again walk
Dolliver* Forgets His Keys and Re
sorts to a Jimmy
WASHINGTON, May 31.—The spec
tacle of a United States senator break
ing into his own house was witnessed
by a few passersby on fashionable
Massachusetts avenue last night. The
senator had been guilty of a trick com
mon among those of more modest es
tate. He had forgotten his keys.
' Senator Dolllver of,lowa was tho
housebreaker. He had been with mem
bers of his family on a trip to Mount
Vernon, When ho reached home ha
found his keys missing.
The customary movements having
been devoted to an expression of his
views upon the contretemps, a review
of the situation, a fruitless ringing of
the bell and a discussion of ways and
means, the party repaired to the rear,
where Senator Dolllver finally suc
ceeded In jimmying open a window.
Boosted by his young son, he man
aged to get astride the sill and Into the
house. It was then an easy matter to
admit the other members of the party.
Ministers Who Serve Sacrament
Classed as 'Bootleggers'
BATTLE CREEK, Mloh., May 31.—
Minister* who serve wine to their con
gregations will hereafter be classed as
"bootleggers" in dry Caihoun county,
according to Prosecutor (avanaugh's
announcement yesterday.
The statement was made following
tin' application of Marshall clergymen
for :i doctor's prescript ioin to permit
mii 10 !4ct communion wine.
The local option law makes no excep
tion in Hi" use of Wine and alcoholic
beverages, according to the prosecutor,
and nothing stronger than grape Juice
"an be served herea"--
For I."* A in, Irs and vicinity— l air
Wednesday; nomcnhut warmer) light, north
wind, <lmiiulnit to south. Maximum (nil
peruliire yesterday, 82 degrees; minimum
li'iniiiTntiirr, *»3 (If^rrrM.
Abble Sheehan, white witness against
Chinese, thought to have been mur
dered. PAGE 13
Primary to select four candidates for
two vacancies on city council will be
bald tomorrow. PAOE 13
P. A. I.a<llnl asks city to abandon two
blocks at Sixth and Spring streets
to H. K. IXuntlnftou. PAGE! 13
Call Issued for Democratic luiie con
vention to select stato central com
mittee mill promulgate platform.
Work of signing petitions of Democratic
candidates facilitated by county cen
tral committee. PA<;r. IS
Market men think old site at Third
street and Central avenue may get
„,,i,,.. jepct. i'AUK 2
Would Hiilclde In Hotel Wllloughby
la In critical condition. PAGE 11
City council grants franchise for spur track
to new public market without limit. PAOE 4
Fifteen hundred metal workers strike to
day. PAQH 1
"Purity squad" abolished; shake-tip In po
lice department. PAGE 1
Milk scarcity revealed In suit In the courts.
Case against alleged perjurer is closed.
Asphalt Ik condemned by council despite
storm of protest. PAGE 8
Mrs. Gertrude. Zeller In divorce complaint
charges husband preferred gay life to
home. PAGE t
Marriage license records broken for a May
nay. PAOB 6
"I never was a gambler,' 1 says Lc Moyne
Will:- In court. , PAGE 8
Mr Mary Mullen Is laid to rest In Cal
vary cemetery. PAGE 9
Orrln 1.. lieardsley's attempt to secure free
dom by habeas corpus falls. PAGI9 !>■
Innocent man thrown Into filthy Jail on
forgery charge. "rTC PAGE 0
Invest In United States ndvlses French
baron visiting Los Angel**. PAGE 9
Committee for Investigation of highway
commission work tours roads. PAGE 9
Judge Monroe declares opinion that few
people have nerve enough to not tip a
Pullman porter. PAOE 9
City breaks all records In bank clearances
and building. m^M PAGE 9
Hiram Johnson's tour of T/5s Angeles
county towns greeted with enthusiasm.
Shots fired among strikers at Mathle brew
ery. PAGE 11
Insane man leaps to death from railroad
train. PAGE 8
Council cuts phone rates; city faces legal
light. PAGH 9
Editorial and Letter no*. PAGE 12
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAOH) 14
Society. PAGE 5
News of the court. PAGE 8
Municipal affairs. PAGE 8
Mines and oil fields. v PAGE 6
Markets and financial. PAGE T
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Shipping. PAOB 6
Theaters. PAGK 11
Music. • PAGE 11
Clubs. , PAOE 1«
Building permits. PAGE! 6
Lincoln-Roosevelt speakers flay the South
ern Pa. lilc machine at Pasadena. PAGE! 14
8. P. to enter Southern California via
Owens river valley. is report. PAGE] 14
Santa Monica authorities and citizens bat
tle in courts. PAGE 14
Women flock to preliminary hearing of
George Figueroa, charged with murder of
Ills young bride. PAGE 4
San Francisco pollca board rushes through
permit for Jeffries-Johnson fight. PAGE 6
Man "shoot* up" Carruthcra and kills a
woman. PAGE 2
Corporation tax cases to go to the full
bench. PAGE 2
Injunction halts raise In freight rates;
twenty-five roads charged by govern
ment with violating anti-trust law.
Chief Kohler flics answer with director
of public safety to charges made
against him. PAGE 9
Freight rnte reductions ordered by com
merce commission In Missouri river and
Denver eases is upheld by supreme court.
Northwestern univorsity medical school sur
geoa discovers surgical secret. PAGE 2
Sensational break on the cotton exchange.
President Taft refuses grant to Alaska rail
road. Bf<*i PAOB 2
"Insurgent" Cummins approves of amended
railroad bill. PAGE I
New vein of evidence found in Illinois
bribery scandal. PAGE 3
Itoosovolt startles English by criticis
ing to their faces the British policy
in Egypt. PAGE 1
Captain Scott's expedition ready to sail
I Captain Wcott's expedition pole. to PAGE 1
in effort to roach south pole, PAGE 1
I Arbitration tribunal at Hague to hear
controversy between United States and
Great Britain over fisheries today.
WASHINGTON, May 31.—A decision
at a White House conference this
morning between the president and At
torney General Wickersham to insti
tute at once injunction proceedings,
probably at St. Louis, against the
Western Traffic association to pre
vent a general Increase In freight rates
tomorrow preceded by but half an
hour the introduction In the senate of
a resolution by Senator LaFoliette de
claring it to be the sense of that body
that such an injunction suit should
be brought.
ALBANY, N. V., May 31.—The
seismograph at the state museum reg
istered an earthquake shock of moder
ate Intensity last night. The tremors
began at 12:02 a. m. and continued un
til 12:50.
CI,KVEUND, Ohio, May 31.—The
BoJmagraph at si. Ignatlui college to
day showed tip record >>f 'in earth
quake la*! night hi' more than forfy
two minutes' duration. Father Oden
bach, the observer, believes the dis
turbance was about 5000 miles distant,
probably nil the Pacific coast of North
or South America.
Government Charges 25 Roads
with Conspiracy and Vio
lating Anti-Trust Law
Temporary Order Blocks Increase
Which Was to Have Been
Effective at Midnight
FAssociated Press!
HANNIBAL, Mo., May Twenty
flvo western railroads were tem
porarily restrained tonight by
United States District Judge Dyer from
enforcing or making a general advance
In Interstate freight rates.
The injunction was granted on a pe
tition filed by the government on the
allegation that the advances In rates
were arrived at by the defendants .by
agreement in violation of the Sherman
anti-trust act.
The petition says that unless such a
restraining order were issued the in
creases would become effective at mid
night tonight, to the grave injury of
tho people of the United States.
The petition on which the injunc
tion was issued was presented to Judge
Dyer by Edward P. Grosvenor of
Washington, special assistant to the
attorney genera], and by Frederick M.
Judson of St. Louis, acting as special
counsel. It was signed by George W.
Wickersham, attorney general; Wil
liam S. Kenyon, assistant to the at
torney general, and Charles A. Houts,
United States district attorney.
The roads restrained are:
Missouri Pacific.
Chicago & Northwestern.
Chicago, Burlington & Qulney.
Chicago, Hock Island & Pacific.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul.
Chicago, Indiana & Southern.
Illinois Central.
Chicago & Alton.
Atchlnon, Tupeka & Santa Fe.
Chlcapo & Great 'Western.
Missouri, Kansas & Texas.
St. Louis & San Francisco.
Qulney, Omaha * Kansas City.
St Paul & Dcs Molnes.
Minneapolis & St. Louis.
lowa Central. Molnes 4 Southern.
Fort Dodse, Dcs Molnes A 3°utV. e™ m . h .
Chicago. Kt. Paul. Minneapolis & Omaha,
F.lgtn. Joliet A: Eastern.
Chicago, Peorla & St. Louis.
Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary.
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie.
Kansas City Southern.
The Western Trunk Line committee.
The restraining order declared it was
issued upon complaint of counsel, for
the government that they would at
once file a certificate under the act of
February 11. 1903, providing for a
speedy termination of the issues.
The title of the suit is "The United
States, complainant, vs. the Twenty
five Defendants, restrained In injunc-
It alleges "unlawful combination and
C petition says the railroads, sen-
The petition says the railroads, gen
erally speaking, are the only ones for
the transportation of freight and pas
senger traffic for the states of Missouri,
lowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska,
South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyom
ing and parts of Montana, Michigan,
Wisconsin, Illinois and Tennessee.
Referring to the unlawful combina
tions and conspiracy alleged, the peti
tion says: _»._*
"But for the conspiracy, understand
ings and agreements between the dif
ferent railroads, the defendants would
have continued in the said interstate
trade and commerce, in competition
with each other, as to rates and charges
to be collected for the interstate trans
portation of freight and passengers,
and as the facilities and advantages to
be offered to the traveling public and
to shippers of commodities in inter
state commerce, and would now be
competing in said Interstate transporta
tion, trade and commerce."
' The second part of the petition states
that on December 6, 1906, the defend
ants, with the exception of live road 3
named below, not content with the
usual rates and charges for which they
were accustomed to carry freight, but
intending to monopolize the transpor
tation, traffic, trade and commerce be
tween the different states, "did com
bine, conspire, confederate and unlaw
fully agre to organize und become
members in the Western Trunk Line
committee, with the object of using
said trunk line ns a means of suppress
ing all competition between said de
fendants, in the said interstate trans
portation, trade and commerce."
Continuing, the petition says that
since the date mentioined, the Western
Trunk Line committee, unincorporated,
with headquarters in Chicago, is the
Instrument by means of which freight
rates have been fixed, and that the
charges now being imposed are the
same by all the defendants and are
so made by agreement.
The following is the method by
which the petition alleges rates are
fixorl by the Western Trunk Line com
"Bach of the defendants is a member
of the Western Trunk Line committee.
There is a freight committee composed
of the freight traffic managers or gen
eral freight agents' of each of the de
fendants. This committee meets once
every month. Whenever any defend
ant contemplates a change in any
rates, rules or regulations, the officer
or official representing such defendant
on such committee suggests such
change to the chairman of the com
mittee, who then dockets the same for
consideration and discussion at the
next meeting of thn freight committee.
At that mooting the matter Is brought
up for consideration. If all agree, the
proposed change is made by all roads,
the defendants herein. Unless there
is a unanimous agreement, the sugges
tion Is rejected and no road adopts the
proposed change of rates."
The petition says there is an agree
ment between the defendants to the
efleel that no rates will lie advanced or
r. iin. .'.i except with the concurrence Qf
tin- entire body, with a ilmultaneoui
advance or reduction by all the others
agreed upon at a meeting of the freight
committee. Further, it i.s claimed by
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Scenes Aboard Vessel Being Equipped
for Expedition to Antarctic Regions
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Mpte to Strike for $4 a Day Wage
and Eight-Hour Work
ing Day
The union machinists, patternmakers
and molders voted at meetings held
in the Union Labor temple last night
to strike this morning. A letter from
the Metal Trades council renewing a
request for a conference with repre
sentatives of the Merchants and Man
ufacturers association was sent to that
organization yesterday afternoon and
a request made that the Merchants
and Manufacturers association com-
municate with the metal workers at
their meeting last night.
The merchants and manufacturers
held a meeting in the Wilcox building
and decided that there was no reason
for BUch a conference and failed to
communicate with tht metal workers.
After discussing conditions in the
various shops and listening to ad
dresses from prominent union men
from San Francisco and Chicago the
three organizations allied with the
Metal Trades council voted unani
mously to strike this morning.
The strike will involve about 1500
men. None of them will go to work
this morning. Their demands are for
a minimum wage scale of $4 a day and
an eight-hour working day. The offer
of the Union Tool company of a nine
hour day with ten-hour pay was re
fused by the workers at the meetings
last night.
Besides the machinists, pattern
makers and molders the strike will in
volve the molders, iron founders,
blacksmiths, boilermakers, brasswork
ers and sheet metal workers.
The Merchants and Manufacturers'
association adopted the following res
olution at its meeting: "Whereas, this
city is confronted with industrial dis
turbances and unjust demands have
been made upon the employers, and
whereas the Merchants and Manufac
turers' association is pledged to the
privileges of industrial freedom and
open shops, therefore be it resolved
by the Merchants and Manufacturers'
association in mass meeting assembled
that we reaffirm our declaration of
principles as above stated and tender
to the employers our hearty moral and
if necessary our financial support."
The speakers at the meeting of the
merchants and manufacturers last
night were C. H. Plurnmer, H. E.
Huntington, H. W. O'Melveny, John
G. Mott, F. J. Zeehandelaar, D. P. M.
Little and H. Miller.
Among the shops which will be af
fected are the Union Iron works, the
Baker Iron works and the Union Tool
Seniors Threaten to Leave the
Chapel If Request Is Ignored
BAN6OR, Me., May 31.—Unprece
dented action has been taken by the
seniors of the University of Maine,
who informally requested President.
George Emery Fellows not to address
them at the baccalaureate exercises in
the chapel next Sunday night.
The seniors, at a meeting Friday, in
structed a committee to notify l'ro
fessor Fellows to this effect, giving as
a reason that as a Boston clergyman
was to preach the sermon, "another
address would make the program too
The committee has reported that the
president considered the seniors' re
quest an insult and will speak without
their approval if he cares to do so.
The boys say if the president does
speak at the services they will leave
the chapel In a body.
Friction has existed between the
faculty and undergraduates for some
time, and last spring the student body,
with the exception of athletic teams,
"struck" owing to the expulsion of
some of their members.
WASHINGTON, May 31.—Tile eight
Republican congressmen from Califor
nia have discovered they must return
tiome before Jul- IS to quality under
the state law as candidates for re
The primaries will be held August
16. All the Callfornlans today wore
figuring on railroad fare from Wash
ington to California.
CHEYENNE, U'yn, May 81.—Mrs.
Ralph D. iinyt, wife of Brig. CJen.
Hoyt, commandant :it Fort D. A. Rus
sell, died hiTc tins afternoon after an
illness of several years, The body will
be sent to Indianapolis, accompanied
by General Hoyt and a military escort.
Explorer to Use Auto with Spiked
Tires in Dash Across
the Snow Fields
(Speclal to The Herald)
LONDON, May 31.—Captain Scott's
expedition to the south pole is attract
ing more attention in England than
any similar voyage of discovery in
the past decade. Scott sails on his
hazardous journey in the course of a
tiu days and the work of loading his
vessel, the Terra Nova, has already
been completed under the direction of
Lieutenant Campbell.
Particular interest lias been aroused
in the expedition by reason of the novel
experiments Scott will make in at
tempting the trip. He has had espe
cially built for his dash over the ice
an automobile with spike-rimmed
wheels capable of traveling over ice
or snow fields and weighing little more
than the usual sledge. In this machine
he expects to get within fifty or sixty
miles of the pole and to make the bal
ance of the Journey on snow-shoes. At
one time he considered an aeroplane
for use in the final dash, but finally
gave it up after a few experiments at
On the last les to the pole, after
abandoning the ice auto, Scott will
take provisions and medicines weigh
ing less than ten pounds. AH the pro
visions he will carry will be in the
form of compressed food tablets. He
will also take instruments especially
constructed to give light weight. His
total equipment will weigh only about
one-eighth that which Commander
Peary had with him when he reached
the north pole.
Scott is a celebrated explorer and
Lieutenant Shackleton, who recently
made an unsuccessful dash for the
south pole, believes that thft captain's
undertaking will be crowned with suc
cess. Shackleton has delayed an ex
pedition he had planned, pending the
result of Scott's journey,
U. S. Signal Corps May Adopt De
vice of Brooklyn Youths
NEW YORK, May 31.—A new wire
less teat which has been accomplished
"nuclei- service conditions" by a bicy
cle squadron of boy scout militia In
Brooklyn, has attracted the attention
of army men at Governors island, and
may be taken up by the United States
signal corps.
Two youthful members of the Brook
lyn organization have perfected i wire
less outfit which they attach to their
bicycles and use for transmission of
messages at distances up to two mlles^
The aerials are erected on the handle
bars Of the bicycles and extend ten feet
in the air. These wires are strung up
on both machines and connected with
induction coils with a transmission
power of SOOO volts.
The boy operators have become so
familiar that they send and receive
messages easily while riding and during
rapid maneuvers.
RENO. Nov.. May 81.—Prof. H. Howe,
Instructor in the University of Nevada
and head of tho university high school,
was struck down by the heat today
while working on a residence which he
was building for himself. He died
later. . ,
Prof Howe was 78 years of age and
up to the present time was enjo
good he ilth Ho wa« a native of (ihlo
and received his education In the
schools of lowa. Several relatlvei
vlve him at Carspn City, Nev. He was
at O ne time prim ipal of tho Auburn
(Cal.) high school.
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Suspected Clerk Causes Arrest of
Sleuth for Passing Coun
terfeit Bill
An amusing situation developed yes
terday as a result of the bogus $10
bills which have been floated among
Los Angeles merchants for several
days. Mrs. Grace HJlderbrand, private
detective, was thoroughly grilled by de
tectives at central police headquarters,
on suspicion of passing bad money.
Mrs. Hildebrand is employed by the
N. B. Harris detective agency and yes
terday was directed to visit a drug
store in South Broadway witli a
marked $10 bill to see if a clerk who
has been under suspicion for stealing
could be tricked. The female detective
made the purchase and tendered a $10
bill in payment. The clerk scrutinized
the bill and, detaining the woman, tele
phoned to police headquarters for de
Mrs. Hildebrand was taken to police
headquarters, and the bill was found to
be one of the bogus kind which have
been circulated in Los Angeles. .Mrs.
Hildebrand was regarded as a counter
feiter, and it was not until her em
ployer, Harris, appeared and explained
the situation that she was released.
It seems that Harris has been work
ing on the counterfeiting case and had
one of the bills in his possession, Wnich
he unwittingly gave to his employe to
make the test case against the drug
When all was explained Mrs. Hilde
brand was released and Harris used the
better part of a genuine $10 bill buying
smokes and soda water for the detec
Secret Service Officer W. L. Hazen
has a number of men working on the
counterfeiting case, and all merchants
have been warned as to their appear
ance, which resulted in the suspected
drug clerk trapping the detective in
stead of being caught himself.
The police believe the men who
floated the counterfeit money have left
Los Angeles, although reports at police
headquarters show that many of the
bills were circulated In the beach
towns Sunday and Decoration day.
Counterfeit $5 gold pieces are said to
be plentiful also.
As a result of the unusual flood of
counterfeit money, several cashiers, it
is said, who are not expert in detecting
spurious coins have lost their positions
in downtown business houses.
One cashier stated yesterday he did
not believe the spurious money had
ever been presented to him direct by
the criminal, but that in practically
every instance it was tendered by men
whom he knew to be "all right." This
would indicate that the money has been
scattered broadcast.
BOSTON, May 31. —Boston police were
called on today to solve the mystery of
the disappearance of William R. Bul
lard, a Hi-year-old student at the Gro
ton school.
Dr. John T. Bullard, the hoy's father,
a prominent physician of Now Hert
ford, in asking- police help, stated that
Ills son disappeared last Wednesday
following a baseball pame in which he
participated. He left a note for his
parents stating that he was discour
aged over his studies and felt t*hat he
must k<> away. The • boy had littlo
money when he dropped «'iit of sight.
NEW YORK, May 31.—Mayor Gny
ii.'i- announced tonight on behalf of the
New York World ami the St. Loqla
Post-Dispatch -i *:;o.oon prize fora suc
cessful aeroplane llisht from New York
to St. Louis.
The New York Times announced to
day that it had arranged with .1. C.
Shaffer of the Chicago Evening Post
for an offer of $26,000 for an aero
plane race between Chicago and New
IN HIS SUIT FOR $400,000
WASHINOTON, May 31.—The au
prejne court of the United States today
denied the application "f Oberlla M.
Carter, former captain of the United
states army, for a rehearing In the
suit In which $400,000 was taken from
him and turned over to the govern
ment as a result of the Savannah (Qa.)
harbor improvement scandal.
KANSAS CITY, -May 31.—1t was re
ported that twenty-five persona were
Injured, none, seriously, when Union
Pacific passenger train No. 10] wms de
railed near Ogallalan, Kan., early to
day. All the coaches except a Pull
man and a tourist car left the track,
according to the report.
T. R.'S Criticism
of egyptian rule
stings english
Great American Tells Britishers
They Have Erred in
Vital Policies
Says Nation's Duty to Mankind
Is to Stay and Meet
LONDON, May 31.—Quito' unexpoct
i edly today Theodore Roosevelt
■* delivered what is considered by
Englishmen as a severe arraignment
"I" the nation in its attitude toward
Something picturesque was looked
for from the former president of tho
United States, but in view of his ut
terances in Egypt, in which he gave
praise in full measure to the British
government for the development that
followed British rule there, it was not
expected he would revert to that sub
ject, especially to take England to
But with a frankness that caused a.
stir among those wiio had gathered In
ancient Guild hall to witness the cere
mony of conferring upon him the free
dom of the city oi London Mr. Roose
velt declared that while Kngland had
given Egypt tlie best government in
2000 years, yet recent events, following
tne assassination of Premier Boutroa
Pasha, had shown that in certain
vital points tlie British government
had i rred and that England must re
pair this error if sue wishtd to do her
lull duty.
lie called attention to the fact that
England's object in Egypt was the es
tablishment of order.
"Either you have or you have not
the right to remain in Egypt and es
tablish and keep order. If you havo
not the right and have not tlie desire to
keep order, then by all means get out.
But, if as I hope, you feel your duty
to civilized mankind and your fealty
lo your own great nation alike bid you
.stay, then make the fact and the name
agree and show you are ready to meet
iv every deed the responsibility that
i.i yours.
"When a people treats assassination
as the cornerstone of self government
it forfeits all right to be treated as
worthy of self government. Some na
tion must govern Egypt and I hopo
and believe the English nation will
decide the duty is theirs."
Mr. Roosevelt dwelt upon the baleful
Influence of the Nationalist party In
Egypt, which hail shown In connec
tion with the murder of the premier
that it was neither desirous nor capable
of justice. Nor had England shown
enough of its strength.
"You have tried to do too much,"
he said, "in the interests of the Egyp
tians themselves. Those who have to
do with uncivilized peoples, especially
fanatical peoples, must remember that
iin such a situation as laces you in
Egypt, weakness, timidity and senti
mentality may cause infinitely mote
harm than violence and injustice.
Sentimentality is the most broken reed
on which righteousness can lean."
With reference to the Soudan Mr.
Roosevelt said he felt as he did about
the Panama canal. Although it might
not pay, it was England's duty to stay
there. In his opinion the Soudan would
pay anyway. It was not worth while
to belong to a big nation unless that
nation was ready to shoulder a big
He prefaced hia remarks on Egypt
with the statement that he spoke as
an unprejudiced outsider, as an Ameri
can and as a real democrat, whose
first duty was to war against violence,
injustice and wrongdoing wherever
He proffered his advice only In ac
cordance with the principles on which
he had acted as president in dealing
with the Philippines, and declared that
political conditions in Egypt were a
grave menace to the British empire andi
to civilization.
SAN" JOSE, May 31.—Five automobll
ists were seriously Injured In an acci
dent one mile north of Milpitas this
John R. Rhorer, a prominent business
man of Alameda, was seriously hurt,,
and Mrs. J. R. Rhorer, Leonard Rob
inson of San Francisco, Mr. Robinson's
sister-in-law, Mrs. Robinson, and tho
chauffeur, named Nelson, were slightly
They were taken to the O'Connor san
itarium for treatment. The left rear
wheel of the machine collapsed as an
effort was being made to pass a wagon
on a high crowned point of the road,
and the car turned over.
SPOKANE, Wash., May 81.—Emma
Goldman, the anarchist lecturer, and
her manager, Dr. Ben Reltman, nar
rowly missed death this afternoon when
the automobile in which they weir
crossing the Oregon Railroad and Navi
gation company's tracks at Division
i was struck by a freight train.
Miss Goldman was burled ten
falling in a sand bank, badly bruised.
Reltm m was uninjured.
flre tonight destroyed th« plant of the
Levin Canning company In this city,
and the Banta Rom Shoe Manufactur
ing company, adjoining the cannery,
Two dwelling! also were burned. The
cannery and shoe factory, both of
which were owned by the same com
pany, were Insured for $125,000.
The lire haj thrown liO men out of

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