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PRICE: 50 CENTS K,°tSSSS VOL. XXXVII. NCMBKR 2»l LEAGUE TO ASK PEOPLES' VOTES ON LIGHT RATE Petitions to Be Put in Circulation This Morning Asking the Referendum QUICK ACTION SAVES $6000 City Council Will Be Required to « Set Election for June 30 VOTERS of the city of Los Angles will puss on the electric light rates fixed by the city council at the election to be held June 30. Ref erendum petitions will be circulated today. The referendum was Invoked by Mayor Alexander yesterday, fol lowing the refusal of the light corpor ations to file the referendum petitions they circulated In time for the sub mission of tho ordinance to the voters June 30. Mayor Alexander Is tho first execu tive In the history of the city to in voke the ivferendum In an effort to have the voters approve an ordinance. In an appeal to the voters of the city he urges them to sign the petitions today, so that the gathering- of the re quired number of signatures may bo expedited. Then, at the same election at which two vacancies In the council will be filled, they will say whether they want to pay 7 or 9 cents a kilo watt hour for the electricity they use. LICENSE ORDINANCE Another ordinance will be submitted to the voters of tho city June 30. It is the license ordinance passed re cently and suspended through the filing of referendum petitions by tho corporations whose license fees will bo Increased when it becomes effective. At first it was believed this ordinance would ro over until December, 1911, when the next regular city election will be held. City Attorney Hewitt ruled yesterday, however, that It could be submitted June 30, and this Will be done. Mayor Alexander addressed a letter to the Municipal league yesterday morning in which he urged the league to have referendum petitions circu lated on tho light rate, ordinance. The league ncted promptly. The petitions were prepared last night and they will be circulated today. It is expected records will be smashed by tho prompt ness with which the necessary number of signatures will be secured. THE USTTKR Mayor Alexander's latter to the Munioipal league follows: To the Municipal League, City: Gentlemen—On May 2S the city council paßl«d an ordinance reduc ing the electric lighting rate from 9 cents to 7 cents per kilowatt hour. The lighting companies claim to hai* a petition Signed by many more than a sufficient num ber of electors to require the. ref erence of that ordinance to a voto of the people. They havo refuted to llle that petition in time to have the question of the adoption of the ordinance deckled at the election already called for June 30. If the petition be filed too late for that election.* it means either that the ordinance be inoperaive un til the general city election a year from next December, or that the Council call a special election upon that question. A special election will cost the city more than $6000. Helleving it to be in the Interests Of the city of Los Angeles that this question of lighting rates be de cided at the earliest possible date and that it should be decided with out the expense of a special elec tion, I respectfully request your association to circulate a referen dum petition on the matter and to flic the same in time to have the question put upon the ballot at the election of June 30, and I earnestly urge ali voters to sign your refer • endum petition. Very truly yours. GEORGE ALEXKNDER, June 8, 1910. Mayor. QUICK ACTION There was much scurrying about by Kdward Edgerton, secretary of the league, and by 'Z o'clock in the after neon he had notified enough of the di rectors of the organization to consti tute a quorum. In a remarkably abort time a plan of campaign to circumvent the forces of the corporations was mapped out. The league decided to place Its peti tion in the field this morning at 9 o'clock, and expects that by tomorrovs' night moru than the 26G0 names re quired will be attached to it. The Mu nicipal league begs the co-opera lion of the voters of the city in circulating the petition, and calls for volunteers to cir culate the same. Above all, it earnest ly desires that any who are not bona tide voters refrain l'roni signing, as time will be lost in weeding out the unqualified signers, and the hours are very short until the document must be on tile in the office of the city clerk. It is hoped that this will be accomplished by Friday night, in order that the names may be verified and the matter placed before the city council on Tues day evening. i:ih.i:i;iiins COMMUNICATION Secretary Edgerton notinc-d Mayor Alexander of the action of the Munici pal league in the following letter: Hon. George Alexander, Mayor: Dear Sir —In response to your communication requesting the Mu nicipal league to circulate referen dum petition referring the light rate ordinance, lately adopted by the council, to the people, the exec utive committee of the Municipal league has this day adopted the fol lowing resolution, to wit: "Whereas, A special election has already been called for June 3u, 1910, to elect two members of the city council; and "Whereas, Council has passed an ordinance fixing electric lighting rates, which should take effect J*»ly 1, I**lo, to comply with the law; and "Whereaa, it has been publicly stated by the lighting companies: that they have already procured more than the requisite number of signatures to a proposed referen- uiuuiiuutl SB Fame Three) LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For Log Angeles and vicinity and warmer Thursday ; light north wind, chang ing to south. Minimum temperature yester day 74 degrees) minimum, 54. ) LOS ANGELES Police commission asked to place wo man officer on force. PAGE 13 Mntnl workers hopeful of early settle ment of strike. ■ PAGE 13 Put women on force, says pastor re former. | ■ PAGE 4 Commencement at Occidental academy be gins today. PAGE 8 Water board decides to go ahead with building plans, despite objection of coun cil. PAGE 16 Los Angeles police claim J. A. Wooilbury Is J. E. Marcell, wanted in Kansas City. PAGE 9 Democratic petitions now ready for signa tures. PAGE 9 Machine wolves don sheepskins to hood wink the people. PARR 9 Good Government association backs up Mu nicipal league In light referendum mat ters. PAGE 3 Municipal league to circulate petitions to day asking light rate referendum. PAGES 1 AND 3 Fifteen girls are -graduated from Wcstlake school. • PAGE 3 Judge Hutton In divorce court says woman should have her "say." / PAGE 8 Nine nations represented In twelve persons to whom naturalization papers are given. PAGE 8 Home company turned down by council after wordy clash. PAGE 8 Tot kidnaped, brother beaten, Is acouaa tlon against artist-husband. PAGE) 13 E. 11. Cowell kills wife and self on crowded street. PAGE 8 Editorial, Letter Box. PAGE 12 Society, clubs. PAGE 5 Marriages, births, deaths. . PAGE 14 Classified advertising. PAGES 14-16 News Of the courts. PAGE 8 Municipal affairs. PAGE 16 Mines and oil fields; PAGE 6 Markets and financial. PAGE 7 City brevities. PAGE 13 Sports. PAGE 10 Citrus fruit report. PAGH 6 Building permits. PAGE! 7 Shipping. PAGE 6 Personal mention. PAGE! 8 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Three thousand persons attend dedication - of Pasadena hall at Throop Institute. PAGE & Officers and employes of Pactfio Mutual Insurance company enjoy picnic at Long Beach. PAGE 14 Y. W. C. A. of Pasadena making final effort to raise J20.0U0. PAOE 14 San Bernardino school principal puts ban on paper hair ornaments; girl pupils revolt. PAGE 14 Fish commissioner will ask court order to destroy valuable net confiscated In ocean. PAGE 14 COAST Grand parlor N. S. G. W. present Presi dent Kuowland with diamond badge. PAGE 13 Fresno physician arrested on charge of not providing medical attendance for his wife when she took poison. PAGE 13 Seattle millionaires perpetrate realistic stage coaoh holdup; police force ex cite.l. PAGE 1 Posse captures one escaped convict; bottles vii the other. PAGE 16 Lloyd party returned from second climb of MI. MclClnley. PAvE 2 Ariz-mans criticise commuting of sentence of murderer at Globe, Aril. PAGE 3 Company Imports forty-five aliens for con struction work) Is fined $15,000. PAGE 2 EASTERN Kriuihllran leaders prepare for railroad rate bill conference. PAGE] 2 Insurgents show large sains In popular vote in lowa, but state delegation to congress will have but one more pro gressive than before. PAOB 2 Attorney for big Denver irrigation com pany In hands of receiver, blames the trouble to "freeze out" plot. PAGE 1 Government Issues annual croq> reports, showing Increase In acreage under cultivation. PAGE 2 Railway Business association, represent ing |800,000.000. issues appeal for haste In railroad rate matter. PAGE 1 Fear missing New York girl Is captive or murdered. PAGE 2 Member of Illinois board of education saw (lah trust corporation fund passed. Is testimony. I'AGB 13 Romance revealed when will of aged Now York woman Is tile<l for probate. PAGE ,' President refuses to order transfer of negro regiment from BftfttUa, PAGE 12 FOREIGN Forty slain by raiding Indians In Yuca tan. PAGE 1 Miss nrexel becomes bride of Viscount Mnldstone. PAGE 1 King and queen of Italy inspect ruins at Calitri. PAGE Its Ambassador Reid entertains Roosevelts at reception and farewell dinner. PAGE 1 Dr. Cook's associate sues Commander Peary lor jw.ooo. _ page 11 FORMER PASADENA BANK CASHIER ENDS LIFE POCATELLO, Idaho, June B.—Harry B. Kay, aged 34 years, who until re cently was cashier of a bank in Pasa dena, Cal., committed suicide by shooting himself in a hotel here to day. Kay was en route to his home In St. Joseph, Mo., having finished a hunting trip in Idaho. He was well supplied with money and the motive that prompted his act is unknown. DEFY PUBLIC; SUFFER MILWAUKEE, June B.—"Any legis lation that establishes police regula tion? in defiance of public sentiment must suffer the humiliation of seeing Its mandate disregarded." So United States Judge Quarles held in an opin ion handed down yesterday, setting forth the grounds for his ruling that keeping a saloon open Sundays did not vitiate a man's application for cit izenship. SHIP LOST; CREW SAVED BEAUFORT, S. C, June B.—The barkentino Good News of Philadelphia has been lost at sea. Captain Ertck son and her crew of twelve have been rescued and are now on board the British steamer Metis bound to Nor folk, which signaled this information today to the Diamond Shoals lightship oft Cape Hatteras. THERON LILLIE KILLS SELF LODI, Cat., June —After reading a letter from lii.-< wife stating her Inten tion of entering suit for divorce, Theron Llllle, husband of Grand President Emma'W. Lillie of the Native Daugh ters of the Golden West, ended his life today by firing a bullet Into his head. The couple separated about two years ago THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 9, 11)10. FORTY SLAIN IN INDIAN RAID ON TOWN IN MEXICO Two Thousand in Attack on Vallo dolid Slaughter Officers of Village TROOPS RUSHED TO SCENE Jefe de Politico Regil Cut Down Before Eyes of Wife by a Mob [Associated Press] MEXICO CITY, June B.—With tele graph wires cut and operators murdered or forced to flee, def inite information is lacking as to the present situation at Vallodolid, Yucatan, the scene of a bloody massacre by In dians several days ago. The government authorities here to day estimated the number killed at forty. More than 2000 Indians are said to have been engaged in the attack upon the towns. At last accounts the in surgents held Vallodolid, having forti fied themselves in buildings. About 2000 government troops are concentrating at Dzitas, a short disr tance from Vallodolid, to march upon the rebels. ORDERED TO SCENE General Ignacio Bravo, commander of the tenth milit&ry zone, has been ordered to the scene and will take command. Reports as to thr cause of the out break conflict. Some declare it began with a protest against orders issued by the civil officer known aa the Jefe de politico, wlille others say it was the re sult of a drunken spree. It appears to have had some semblance of organ ization, and is said to have been led by political malcontents. Colonel Montenegro,,, formerly at the head of the civil government at Vallo dolid. is paid to have been in command of the raiders. The first attack was made upon the building where all pub lic offices are located. After sacking this place, the rioters turned their at tention to the Jefe de politico, named Regil. The battle began in the night and it was 2 o'clock in the morning when the attack was made on the building where Regil and many other citizens had taken refuge. A bloody butchery followed. Regil's wife left her four children and went to the as sistance of her husband, seeking, through tears and prayers, to reach the hearts of the infuriated raiders. Regil was cut down before her eyes and his body hacked to pieces. The wife also is said to have been mur dered, as were all the men in the building, numbering about twenty. I,ater the five or six gendarmes in the town met a similar fate. The people of the town were terri fied. Many fled in the direction of Merida. The mob surged through the town, crying for blood and pillage. Victor Ojed, Judge of the first instance, was assassinated. Among the victims were Florentine Echaratta, commander of police; Joseph Maria Hernandez, second in command; Pedro Hernandez, the mayor, and the treasurer. Reported to have been killed are Jose Triay. chief of the telegraph office at Vallodolid; Alonzo V. Van nueva and Demetrio Rivero, mer rhants. whose stores were also sacked. It is said that Triay was put to death after suffering horrible tortures. Other operators fled to the country and escaped the mob. At the war department here It was said that troops were en route to the scene and with the local forces will be able to restore order. Additional troops are ready if necessary. DRIVERLESS AUTO INJURES MAN; CAR STOPS MAD RUSH Owner Cranks Engine with High Gear in Position A drlveiioss Euitomobilp ran away at Temple and North Main streets yps terday afternoon, seriously injuring Joseph Collins, 32 years old; damaging a street car and being almost wrecked itself. Collins was knocked to the pave ment by the runaway car as it dashed across Spring street. He was cross ing the street and did not notice the approaching auto. He suffered a broken left leg. His injury was treated at the receiving hospital, after which he was taken tc> his home at 5646 West Adams street. The automobile, the property of C. D. Hollger, who has offices at 935 Se curity building, had been left stand- Ing in Temple street near New High while ho was transacting some busi ness in an office in the International Bank building. While absent some mischievous youngster switched the. gear from the neutral to the high. Consequently, when Hellger returned to the waiting automobile and cranked it, it started off. throwing him to the ground. Before he could recover, the automo bile was crossing Spring street at a terrific rate of speed. After hitting Collins, It crashed Into a standing street car on North Main street, tear ing the step off the car and wrecking the front of the machine. CHINESE DISTURBANCES NO BAR TO BIG EXCURSION WASHINGTON, June B.—A telegram was received at the state department from San Francisco today stating that on the invitation of the chamber of commerce of China the associated chambers of commerce of the Pacific coast were contemplating a trade ex cursion to China on the steamship Korea, August 23. Inquiry was made as to whether the state department saw any reason, In view of the recent disturbances in Hunan and other provinces, why the trip should not be made. The state department has replied that in its opinion those disturbance! were not of such a character to pre vent the trip. SOCIETY TURPINS PLAY PARTS WELL; ROB COACH PARTY Millionaires, Aided by Waterfront Character, Secure $7500 in Booty from Women THE POLICE FORCE IS EXCITED Every Available Man in Seattle Department on Search for the Robbers [Associated Press] SEATTLE, June B.—An eighteenth century stage coach holdup, planned as an added amusement for the guests In Harry Whitney Treat's new English four-in-han,d, but carried out with buch perfection of detail that $7500 worth of valuables were lifted from the passengers, the women thoroughly frightened and the police force of this cltv thrown Into a frenzy of bandit-chasing, furnished this city today with an unusual excite ment. Treat and his friends were thoroughly taken In by the jokers and In response to their hurry summons every available man of the police de partment was called Into action. They were sent to the front in automobiles and arrived at the,club house at the Country club grounds only to find that a messenger from the "bandits" was already there restoring the spoils. Treat's coach, a recent importation from England and equipped in eigh teenth century style with dashing teams, liveried postilions, post horn and the like, caused all the trouble. When it set out early today, with a load of society people Including Mrs. 6eorge H. Snowden, a niece of Presi dent Taft; Mrs. J. H. Ballinger, a niece of Secretary Ballinger, and Mrs. J. D. Farrell, wife of the head of the Harriman lines in the northwest, the husbands could not restrain their im pulse to complete the old English flavor of the jaunt by furnishing a holdup a la Dick Turpln. As the coach neared the Country club four masked men leaped from the brush beside the road. Under the threat of their weapons, Treat pulled up and the passengers were harshly ordered to surrender their jewelß. Ttings, watches, purses and all kinds of trinkets rattled into the bag at tached to a long pole which was pre sented, and then Treat was ordered to drive on. The "bandits" confessed later and were identified as Joshua Green, a mil lionaire steamship man; John W. Eddy, part owner of the Port Blakely mills; Captain Charles Brydoen and Red "Gleason." a water front character impressed as spokesman. (ileason was told by a patrolman on his return to town that the chief wanted him, and mnde a clean breast of the affair. He said thnt Treat was a party to the plan. He also said that Green was to have notified the police before the "holdup," but forgot. ROOSEVELT REID'S GUEST AT A FAREWELL DINNER Will Rest Today in Country and Sail for United States Tomorrow LONDON, June 8. —Dorchester house, the residence of Whitelaw Reid, the American ambassador, was the scene today of two functions in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt, a reception in the afternoon to members of the Pilgrims and American societies, and a farewell dinner in the evening. Both were quiet affairs on account of court mourning and the fact also that Ml-, and Mrs. Reid are in mourning for the late Og den Mills. Several hundred persons attended the dinner, including most of the prom inent members of the American colony. The guests included the Archbishop of Canterbury, Sir Edwtird Gray, the for eign secretary; the Duke of Portland, Lord Curzon of Kedelston, the Rt. Rev. Charles Henry Brent, bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church in the Philippines, and Lord Alveison. At a luncheon at Colonel Arthur Lee's, Mr. Roosevalt met two English men of very widely separated politics, the Earl of Selborne, high commis sioner in South Africa, and governor of the Transvaal, who has just re turned from his post, and David Lloyd George, chancellor of the exchequer. Mr. Roosevelt will spend his last day In England, tomorrow, resting in the country. Hundreds of letters com menting on his Guild hall speech are pouring in. The great majority of them are laudatory. LETTER FOR ROOSEVELT WASHINGTON, June B.—President Taft today asked Secretary of the Navy Meyer and Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, both of whom were in the Roosevelt cabinet, to go to New York June 18 to meet Col. Roosevelt on his return from Africa. The president will also send a letter to Col. Roosevelt by hand of Capt. Archibald Butt, his mil itary aide. AH three men will go on the revenue cutter with Collector Loeb to meet the steamer somewhere be tween Sandy Hook and quarantine. LEAPS FROM AUTOMOBILE, LANDS ON HEAD; MAY DIE SAN DIEGO, June B.—As a result of striking on his head when he leaped from an automobile as it plunged down an embankment In Switzer's canyon today, G. W. Dockstader is at a hos pital in a precarious condition. Two other men in the machine escaped in jury. At tho hospital it is said Dockstader is suffering from concussion of the brain-. He is 57 'years old nnii fame here with lMs family from Kansas about two months ago. American Society Girl Who Is the Bride of Heir to English Earldom VISCOUNTESS MAIDSTONE, FORMERLY MISS MARGARETTA DREXEL MISS DREXEL AND MAIDSTONE WED Daughter of Philadelphia Million aire Becomes Bride of Son of an English Earl (Special to The Herald) LONDON, June B.— Mlsa Margaretta Armstrong 1 Drexel, daughter of An thony DrexeJ, the Philadelphia million aire, now residing- in Grosvenor square, became the bride today of Viscount Maidstone, oldest son of the Karl of Winchelsea and Nottingham, in St. Margaret's, Westminster. St. Margaret's was crowded with fashionable folk and another crush oc curred at the reception in the Gros venor square home of the Drexels. The marriage, as originally planned, was to have been one of events of the social season, but the death of King Edward caused so many of the smart set to go into mourning that the ceremony lost the luster of the presence of royalty and those of the nobles of whom mourning, on account of the king's death, is demanded. Despite this the fashionables outside of the Immediate court following attended the wedding and reception. The Maidstone-Drexel wedding is the first of three Anglo-American wed dings which have been set for the pres ent month. TO STOP BRIDGE WHIST SO CHILDREN MAY SEE PARENTS Louisiana Lawmaker Introduces Bill for Benefit of Youths (Sppcial to Ths Herald) BATON ROUGE, June B.—The chil dren of bridge-whist-playing mothers in Louisiana are to be given a chance to become acquainted with their parents if the legislature adopts the hill which was introduced in the lower house today by Representative De Rouen. The bill absblutely prohibits the playing of bridge-whist and makes it a felony to violate any provisions of the act. "I introduce this bill," said De Rouen, "for the benefit of the children of this state. Too many of them are denied the attention which their mothers should give them because their mothers are addicted to the bridge habit. Bridge has grown to such an extent that its playing has become a menace to the childhood of the state and if it is possible for the legislature, by statute, to suppress it, I shall epare no effort to see that the bill becomes a law." Society women of this city were In dignant when the news of the intro duction of the bill became public, and reports from New Orleans are to the effect that women there have refused, with contempt, to discuss the bill. PRETTY WOMEN FEATURE OF PORTLAND ROSE FETE PORTLAND. June B.—Beautiful flowers and still more beautiful women today garnished the longest and most olaborate automobile parade witnessed in any of the rote carnivals given in this city. The feature of the parade was the more than half a hundred cars from Seattle, Tacoma and Van couver, graced by strikingly gowned women. Although roses prevailed In the six miles of cars that passed the review ing stand, even more striking were those decorated in wistaria. Scotch broom, pink chiffon and one carrying a huge chantecier and bird beneatli a glossy mass of Oregon grape, But general comment is on the fra ternal spirit of the Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver visitors and their beau tiful women. nrvr'T I/ 1 /~T»T>TTT'« • DAILY 20. ON TRAINS 80. rVli> \Jlljl?-t V^V/JL 11 jo . SUNDAYS Be. ON TRAINS 10c. BLAMES CRASH TO FREEZE-OUT PLOT Attorney of Big Denver Irrigation Company Gives Version of Receivership TAssociated Press! DENVER, June 8. —In a statement is sued tonight Milton Smith, attorney for the Denver Reservoir Irrigation company, the $12,000,000 corporation which went into the hands of a re ceiver on Monday last, Justifies the re ceivership on the ground that eastern the Denver people, owing to the con trolling interest in the company, and this failure was part of the. plot to freeze out the Denver stockholders and obtain control for the people in the east, who are accused of violating their financiers had failed to keep faith with contract. Attorney Smith says there are past due accounts to contractors, material men and for supplies in excess of $2, --000,000, "all of which money a Chicago concern is under contract, dated Feb ruary 10, 1910, to furnish. Since mak ing that contract of February 10, 1910, this company has, inviolation thereof, failed to furnish money to met these accounts." Although authorized to draw upon the Chicago company, declares Attor ney Smith, checks have been protested and the Denver stockholders have been compelled to raise money to protect these protested checks. This attitude was assumed, Mr. Smith states as his belief, to compel the Denver men interested in the irri gation company to surrender their con trol. . , Attorney Smith refutes the statement said to have been made by the eastern people that all that was required was to raise $500,000 to complete the work of constructing reservoirs, etc., but that it will require approximately $050,000 In addition to what has been spent to complete the irrigation system project ed by the company, and this does not .include the debt already contracted. WARRING FACTIONS MEET TO PLAN A SETTLEMENT CHICAGO, Juno 8. —A conference In the interest of the Trowbridge & Ni ver company, irrigation bond dealers, and the Denver Reservoir and Irriga tion company, was held today. The meeting was called to gain time and It possible bring about peace between the warring factions of the Denver and Chicago companies. Henry L. Doherty of New York, head of several light and power companies, was the central figure of the confer ence. He said his role was that of a peacemaker, and that he expected to get an extension of time from several banks on notes held by the Trowbridge & Niver company. PRINCE WEDS PRINCESS IN PALACE OF KAISER German Empress Places Crown on Head of Bride BERLIN, June B.—Princess Agatha Yon Ratlbor, one of the most beautiful of the girls in the society of Berlin, and Prince Frederick Wilhelm of Prus sia, a second cousin of Emperor Wil liam, were married at the new palace in Potsdam today. Dr. Dryander, the court preacher, performed the ceremony, following which Empress Auguste Victoria placed the Prussian princess crown upon the head of the bride. The nuptials were witnessed by many members of royalty from the minor German states. The bride is the elder daughter of Duke Yon Ratlbor and is 22 years of age. The prince is the third son of the late regent of Brunswick. *£ t CENTS GREAT INTERESTS ISSUE APPEAL IN R.R.RATE MATTER Railway Business Association Says Nation's Prosperity Is Dependent on Case URGES ACTION BE PROMPT Order Representing $800,000, --000 Addresses Congress, Roads, Shippers and People [Associated Press] NEW YORK, June B.—The general executive committee of the Hall way JJusiness association, which within its membership represents $800, --000,000 of invested capital, and which speaks for a group of industries giving employment to 1,000,000 men, and upon which 6,000,000 people depend for sup port, met here today and gave out a statement, addressed to congress) to the railroads, to the shippers and to the public, as follows: "The question as to whether the rail roads are entitled to a general advance in rates is now before the public. The merits of individual rates will come be fore the interstate commerce commis sion. During the period of uncertainty as to whether rates riled are reasonable, there will be a disturbance of industri al conditions. It is therefore of the greatest importance that the way si nil be cleared for the speediest possible de« cision by the commission. To that end the Railway Business association ap peals: URGES NEED OF HASTE "To Congress—That the president of the United States, having recommended a provision governing the power of the interstate commerce commission over freight rate charges, such provision be enacted forthwith to go into effect upon its passage. By this recommendation of the president the power and duties of the commission \"e to be greatly enlarged, and In the p\ sent emergency it is provided that the approval of freight rates must be given by the com mlssion before effectuation. It is deemed proper, therefore, to urge that serious attention be given the organ ization upon which the enormous de mand for increased output is to bo made. Nothing could be more disas trous to the railroads and all commerce and industry of our country than to stake all that is proposed to be staked upon the commission, only to find that with its organization it cannot do the work within a reasonable time. Wa urge that such appropriation as may be found necessary 1" made to enable the commission to copo with the in- creased duties. "Second—To the railroads: That they facilitate the work of the commission by having their schedules so arranged and the reasons therefor so clearly set forth as to require the least possible time to comprehend their scope and bearing, and that the officials of the. railways acquaint the shippers more fully with the reasons for freight rate advance. TROSrEIUTV INVOI.VKD 'KThinl—To the Rhlpper: That they look upon the railways precisely v they look upon any other ebneern tor whose solvency the men and not the government is responsible. A going concern must have an adequate reve nue. The present problem involves not merely the amount which the railways shall "reecive for carrying a consign ment, but its ability to carry it at all. It embraces not alone the transporta tion efficiency, but general prosperity. We suggest to tile heads (if freight pay ing enterprises that they .study this question at first hand in the broadest way. By wo doing they may conclude that an advance may be for their own best interests. "Fourth —To the public: That they frankly concede to the railways the ne cessity for adequate revenue ami await with patience tin- findings of the com misison as to the reasonableness of the proposed rates. "Members of the Railway Business association have but recently emerged from a period of closed shops, idle men and disastrous losses duo to cessation of railway purchases. We contemplate with grave anxiety the possibility of undue restriction of railway revenues. Ours is not the plea of a special in terest whose prosperity we, would pur chase! at the expense of the general public. If our product Is not bought the commerce of thu country cannot be efficiently carried: if our men aro wholly or partially off the payroll, tho stoppage of their outlays communicates itself to millions more who make or sell their necessities. "As the basis for our belief in tho necessity of increased revenues for tho railroads we submit: "Blither the railroads stand alono among all other business enterprises in their ability to meet universal increases in cost of labor and material .without advancing the price of what they have to sell, or else an advance la rates la necessary." ANDREW CARNEGIE ACTS AS PROSECUTOR IN CASE PITTSBURG. June B.—"Andrew Car negie," cried the clerk in the criminal court yesterday, and immediately there was a buzz of conversation and a straightening of backs. They saw a school boy respond to tin same name as that of the philanthro pist. Andrew was the prosecutor in the case of two youngr men charged with stealing his bicycle. Andrew Carnegio appeared In court with a school book under his arm. WEALTHY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SMUGGLING • NEW YORK, June B.—Mrs. Charlos W. Allen of Konosha, Wis.. wifo or the stmior member of the Hrm of <'. N. Allen Sons company, and a dire* tor in the Central Leather company, pleaded guilty today before Justice Holt in th<> United State.- circuit court to an Indictment charging her with having smuggled Into thn country jewelry and wearing apparel worth about $5000. Mis. Alien was tlued JluJ.