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/^7 PARTS rot,, xxxvn. I»r?Tf^"l7 • Kf\ <U''\r r by carrikr M'MIIEII '-'iIH *- Ji\±Kjlh . O\J V^H/ll Jli3 . PER MONTH PRESIDENT SIGNS WATERWAYS BILL THEN ATTACKS IT Approves the Rivers and Harbors Measure but Scores It in Message to Congress TAFT TEMPTED TO USE VETO Wants Fewer Projects and More Work Done on Those That Are Started [A«socl»te<l Press] "WASHINGTON, Juno 25.—President Taft sent a message to congress be fore adjournment was taken today, saying that whllo h« had signed the rivers and harbors bill he never again will approve a measure along the Mime- lines. After announcing that he has ap proved the bill, tho president saya: "While I have signed the bill, I ven ture to submit a memorandum of ex planation and comment." The text ot the message in part fol- Inus: "The bill is nn Important one and contains many excellent features. It provides for the canalization of the Ohio river, to be prosecuted at a rate which will Insure Its completion within twelve years; the Improvement of tho Mississippi river between Cairo and the Gulf of Mexico, to he completed within tnrnty years; of the Mississippi be tween tho mouth of the Missouri and the mouth of the Ohio, to be completed vlthln twelve years; of the Hudson river, for the purpose of fncllltiiting the me at tire barge canal in the vicin ity of Troy, N. T.; of the Biivannah river from Augusta to the sea, with a view to Its completion within four years; of a thorty-flve-foot channel in the Delaware river from Philadelphia <o the sen; of a thlrty-five-foot channel In Norfolk, Vn.; of n twenty-Keven foot channel to Mobile, Ala.; of a thirty-font channel to Jacksonville, Pla.; of a thirty-foot channel to Oak land, Cal. * POINTS TO BOX'S DEFECTS "The chief defect In the bill Is the large number of projects appropriated for and tho uneconomical method of carrylnf on thfise projects by the ap propriation of sums small In compari son to the amounts required to effect completion. "The fig-urea convincingly establish »hr> fart that thlH bill makes inade quate provision for too many projects. "The total of the bill. $52,000,000. Is pot unduly large, but tho policy of small appropriations with a great many different enterprises, without provision for their completion, la un wise. It tends to waste because thus constructed the projects are likely to cnst more than If they were left to contractors authorized to complete tho whole work within a reasonably short time. "Moreover, the appropriation of a comparatively small sum for a doubt ful enterprise Is thereafter used by its advocates to force further provision for It from congTess, on the ground that the investment made is a conclu sive recognition of the wisdom of the project and Its continuance becomes a necessity t.i save the money already spent. This has been called a 'piece meal policy.' "It Is proposed to remedy this de fect hy an annual rivers and harbors hill but that hardly avoids the ob jections above cited, for such yearly appropriations are likely to be af fected by the state of the treasury and political exigency. CITES PROPER POT,TCY "The proper policy. It seems to me, is to determine from the many pro jects proposed and recommended what are the most important and then to proceed to complete them with due dis patch; and then to take up others and do the same thing with them. "Under the present system, every project is submitted to army engineers, who pass on the question of whether It ought to be adopted, but who have no power to pass on the relative Im portance of the many different pro jects they approve, or to suggest the "most economical and businesslike or der for their completion. "Congress should refer the old pro jects to hoards of army engineers for further consideration and recommen dation. This would enable us to know what of the old works ought to be abandoned. "It has been made clear to me that the delay of the bill this late In the session would seriously obstruct con structing engineers. I do not think, therefore, the defects of the bill which T have pointed out will justify the postponement of all this important work, but I do think that in tho prep aration of the proposed future yearly hills congress should adopt the re forms above suggested, and that a failure to do so would Justify with holding executive approval, even though a rivers and harbors bill WIDOW OF CHAS. PAXTON MARRIED TO LUMBERMAN OAKLAND. June 25.—Mrs. Susan Darneal Paxton, widow of the late Charles Paxton, the San Francisco broker who shot and killed himself B t his office June 8. and William H. Talbot, wealthy lumberman, were married this morning- at the home of \\)c bride'a parents in Alameda. PENSION APPPROPRIATION IS AGREED TO BY HOUSE WASHINGTON, June 25.—The house conferees today yielded on the ques tion in dispute over the pensions ap propriation bill and the conference re nort was agreed to by the house. The pension bill carries PIONEERS HOLD REUNION SAN JOSE, June 25. —The Santa Clan pioneers held their annual ro un lon and election here today. J. Z. Anderson, father of Alden 'Anderson, who has been president of the associa tion four years, wm re-elected. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FOREOABT lion .Angeles and vicinity Suniliiy: warmer) light, south wind, rliangln* I" north. Maximum temperature yesterday 75 degree*; minimum, 58 degrees. LOS ANGELES Mrs. V. R. Furry Uikes lonj trip to cele brate seventieth birthday with girlhood frlonrta. Section 1, PAOE) 4 Court Issues four more Injunctions asalnst metal strike plcketera. Section 1. PAOW 10 Finance commute* of council demands economy In city departments. Section 1, PAGE 10 Ralph Burn*, In drunkon humor, steals farmer's horse and wapon. Section 1, PAGE! 10 I/<>opold Waterman, noted Confederate sol 41»r, dies here. Section S, PAGE 4 Children will portray delights of fairyland. Section 3, PAOB 4 Aqueduct money coming an result of New York offer. Section 1, PAOB 1 Dr. Heron hears wife's accusations In silence, then uha divorce. Section 3, PAGE) 4 Owing to delay In completion of Owens river valley aqueduct,fNevada-Caltfornla Power company jtelr.es opportunity to make extension. Section 3, PAOB 11 Marrnlge licenses, births, deaths. Section 3, PAOB 4 Editorial, Letter Box. Section 1. PAOE < War on motion picture houses is begun. Section 1. PAOB 11 Los Angeles woman urges establishment of state's prison in Southern Cali fornia. Section 1. PAGE 10 Becker urges city to absorb electrical distributing plants. Section 1. PAOR 11 One thousand Arlzonans will come to mining congress here seeking 1911 convention for own territory. Section 1. PAOB 6 Friends and 00-workers of the late Don C MeOarvin meet to express sorrow. Section 1. PAGE 9 Veteran's twenty-year wait rewarded; will receive pension and »2700 accrued fund. Section 1, PAOE 3 Three persons narrowly escape dfath In lire of mysterious origin. Section 1, PAGE 4 Prominent persons at Good Government rally at Alhambra. Section 1. PAOB 7 Insane youth says while wearing hat he Is Jim Jeffries; without It he Is Battling Nelson. Section 1, PAGE 3 Minstrel show given by Khell clubwomen adds to success of annual luncheon. Section 1. PAOE 9 flofllety anfl elnbs. Seotion 8, PAGES 12-13 Muslo. Section S. PAGE 14 Politics. Section 1, PAOB 7 Nows of the court*. Section 1. PAGE 10 Municipal "affairs. Section 1, PAGE 10 Mining and oil fields. Section 3, PAOB 15 Markets and financial. Section 2. PAGE 11 Sports. Section 2, PAGES «-7 Automobiles. Section 3, PAGES 1-4 Real estate. Section 3, PAGES 1-3 City brevities. * Section 1, PAOB 7 Classified advertising. Section 3. PAGE Mothers' congress. Section 3. PAGE 14 Personals. Section 3, PAGE 4 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Two women seek watery graves at Long Beach; one finds ocean too cold, the other lands In shallow spot. Section 3, PAGE 11 Compromise with KAlson company may b« solution of light war In Pasadena. Section 2. PAOE 9 Pasadena Motorcycle club announces July 4 program. Section 2, PAGB 9 Native Sons of Hamona parlor meet at Hotel Redondo for twenty-third annual banquet Section 2. PAOE 10 riroan Park school board asked to resign by friends of dismissed teachers. Section 2. PAOB 10 Thirty-two "a P. babies" provide feature of railroad employes' picnic, at Redondo peach. Section 2, PAGE 10 Sugar company loses suit before commerce commission to get through freight rate from Santa Ana factory. Section 2, PAGB 10 COAST Rosey SaJgado. daughter of old Spanish family, elopes with Reveriano Revera. Mexican engineer and promoter. Section 1. PAGE 1 Bell Telephone company Is enjoined by Postal Telegraph In New Mexico. Section 3, PAGB 4 EASTERN Congress appropriates $1,000,000 to protect farmers along lower Colorado river. Section 1, PAGB 1 1600 are paved when Mississippi river steam er burns. Section 1, PAGE 1 Senator Stone charges American specula tors are behind Nicaraguan revolution and demands congressional Investigation. Section 1, PAGB j Shoo manufacturer, policeman and one ban dit killed In bold robbery In Lynn, Mass. Other two band\ts captured, and one la exptcted to die. Section 1, PAGE 1 President Bharply criticises rivers and har bors bill but signs it. Section 1, PAGE 1 Madrlz attacks Nicaraguan attitude of the United States. v Section 1, PAGE 2 Charlton case now awaits result of extra dition move. Section 1, PAOB 2 Appropriations of congress estimated at over a billion. Section 1, PAOE 1 Senate will investigate charges made by Gore of Oklahoma. Section 1, PAGE 2 Roosevelt will Jump Into New York state fight. Section 1, PAGE 8 Flftenn-year-old high school athlete, re sisting assailant, thrown over bluff Into river. Section 1, PAOB 3 FOREIGN 90 Mrs. .Tanney testifies at court martial trial of Lieut. Ames for killing husband. Section 1, PAGB 11 Civil war threatened in Spain unless pre- mier recedes from religious policies. Section 1, PAfIE 2 Nlcaraguan minister asks United States to Hi»lze cargo of steamer Columbia, de claring It contraband. Section 1, PAGE 2 £400,000 DAMAGE DONE TO CARGO OF ALASKAN SAN DIEGO, June 25.—At least $400. --000 damage has been done to the $2,000,000 cargo of the American-Ha waiian freighter Alaska by the flames which have been smoldering in her afterhold for eight days. The estimate was made this morning and an Insur ance bond for 20 per cent of the value of the cargo signed. This is the first estimate of the damage to the Alas ka iilh cargo that has been made public since the fire was discovered, a week ago Friday evening. Today the firemen and ""longshoremen are working desperately to remove cargo in hold No. 7 in order that the bulkhead separating holds 6 and 7 may be reached and holes drilled in them to permit the playing of streams of chemical directly on the flames. A temporary hospital has been estab lished on board and as fast as the firemen and 'longshoremen are over come by the gases between decks they are placed In slings, hoisted to the main deck and taken to the hospital. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 26, 1910. THREE DEAD, ONE DYING AS RESULT OF BANDIT ATTACK Bold Robbery in Heart of Lynn, Mass., Fraught with Fatal Results POLICE WORK IS EFFECTIVE Thug Takes Own Life, but Part ners Are Captured, One Mortally Wounded (Associated Press] LYNN, Mass., June 26. —Three ban dits, armed with automatic revolvers, today shot and killed Thomas A. Lan drogan, a shoe manufacturer, and fa tally wounded Policeman J. H. Carroll, and ran away with a bag containing $5000. Policeman Carroll died a short time later. \ An hour later one of the bandits was dead from a self-inflicted wound, a sec ond was in the hospital with five bullet wounds, while the third was under arrest. Abraham Lyons, who was wander ing in the woods, wns fihot in the thigh by one of the robbers, who mistook him for a pursuer. All but $7 of the money was recov ered. The bandits were Russian Poles, their ages ranging from 20 to 25 years. It Is suspected that at least one of them was Identified with the Jamaica Plain outlaws who committed two murders and terrorized that suburb of Boston In 1907. The same bandits are also suspected of complicity in a mur der and robbery at Methuen, Mass. SHOOT AT ONCE Accompanied by the policeman, Mr. Liandregan was going from the bank with money for the employes at Welch & Landregan's factory. The robbers were close behind their victims and soon two of them drew revolvers and began firing. The manufacturer fell dead with a bullet through Ills brain. Officer Carroll staggered a few steps down the street, then dropped uncon scious. The wound from which he died was In tho left temple. The third robber seized the money bag, while the bandits who had done the shooting made a demonstration with their revolvers and then ran after their comrade. The bandits started for High Rock, one of the most commanding heights in the city, threatening whomsoever they met and Hiring several random shots. TLVNGH TO HOBSB A horse belonging to Miss Bessie Baker was being held by a groom in front of the Baker home. One robber grasped the horse's bridle and threat ening the groom with death If he Inter fered, started down the street. Miss Baker, hearing the disturbance, ran out of the house, threw her arms around the horse's neck and held on. The bandit thereupon dropped the bridle and ran. Reaching the summit of High Rock the bandits divided the money. They then separated. Police and citizens discovered one of the bandits in a thicket. Several ehots were fired at him and the fugitive re turned the fire. Called on to surren der his answer was to send a bullet through his brain. He died instantly. He had been wounded in five places. A second bandit was located a short distance away. He surrendered only after he had been shot four times. He was taken to a hospital and probably will die. He said his name was Andy Abson. The third robber was captured with out a struggle. One of the fingers of his left hand had been shot off. This man gave his name as Bacclnl Wladop ski. Neither he nor the wounded man could throw any light on the identity of the dead man. WILL VINDICATE BALUNGER, DECLARES SEC. DICKINSON Taft Has Redeemed Pledges, Says Cabinet Member SEATTLE, June 25.—Secretary of "War James M. Dickinson arrived in Seattle today on his way around the globe. Secretary and Mrs. Dickinson will le,ave tomorrow for San Francisco, whence they will sail for the orient. "Secretary Balllnger will be com pletely vindicated," said Secretary Dickinson,, speaking of national affairs. "There has not been a scintilla of evi dence to prove any of the charges against him. "President Taft'a program for legis lation has been carried out and his pledges to the people redeemed. Now that the railroad bill has passed, the financial situation should quickly be simplified. "The railroads will be in much better shape than before to carry out their enterprises. There is every Indication that we will have continued prosperity and that the confidence of the. invest ing public in railroad securities will be improved and maintained, so that the railroads and the people of the country can go about their business." INFANT FALLS THREE STORIES; IS UNINJURED ST. PAUL, Minn., June 25.—As Mar cel Mohr, 1% years old, waa sitting on a third story window sill last night eating a piece of cake, her mother saw her suddenly pitch hackward and disappear into the street below. The mother ru&hed downstairs, expecting to find a lifeless form, but was con fronted by the little one sitting on the ground and asking "Mamma, Where's my cake " The baby was only slight ly bruised. DANIEL SULLY DIEB WOODSTOCK, N. V., June 25.— Daniel Sully, the old-time actor, died at his home tonight from Brighfs disease and heart failure. He had been HI for months. Shackled Prisoners Escape and Face Death on Desert Bound Together by Hand cuffs Two Men Leave Train at Barstow SAN BERNARDINO. June 25.-Se*k ing to evade the posse of officers on their trail two hoboes handcuffed to gether are risking almost certain death on the Mojave desert. The men es caped from a Santa Fe train at Bar stow while being brought to the county jail in this city to serve sentences for vagrancy. When they were arrested by Officer Corneilson at Ludlow they were sus pected of being crooks and to give time for their records to be investigated they were held on a vagrancy charge. When the train stopped at Barstow the two prisoners with their wrists handcuffed evaded their guards and plunged out onto the desert Under the cover of darkness they escaped, mak ing, it Is believed, for the heart of the desert. The handcuffs are of steel that can not be cut with an ordinary file, and hampered by being bound together it is not thought the men can escape either capture or death. APPROPRIATIONS EXCEED BILLION Total of Money Congress Has Voted to Expend Will Be $1,054,000,000 WASHINGTON, Jtne 25.—More than a billion dollars was appropriated at the present session of congress if con tinuing appropriations are incorporat ed in the totals of the general appro priation measures. Definte figures concerning the ap propriations will be issued from the house and senate committees within a few days. In so far as the figures could be obtained from measures which underwent changes in the last hours of the session the total of the appropriation exclusive of continuing 'appropriations was $394,086,943. The amount of the continuing appro priations for the last fiscal year was about $160,000,000. It is safe to say that it will not be less for the next fiscal year and that the grand total therefore will aggregate at least $1,054,000,000. The appropriation measures for the fiscal years 1909-1910. exclusive of con tinuing appropriations, carried JSB3, --918,215, while those of the fiscal year of 1908-09 carried $854,203,248. The boasts of* congressional leaders that fully $50,000,000 would be saved in the appropriations for the next fiscal year were not realized. GRANTS MILLION TO CURB COLORADO RIVER WASHINGTON, June 25 —President Taft today sent a special message to congress urging the placing at his dis posal of a suitable sum of money to meet- the exigency of the situation on the lower Colorado river, which threat ens serious loss of life and property. He does not mention the amount needed. Immediately after the reading of the president's message on the Colorado river the senate adopted a joint reso lution appropriating $1,000,000 for pro tection against damage by that stream. The president's message In part fol fows: • "I am advised that the situation on the lower Colorado river Is exceeding ly serious and that unless quick relief can be had thousands of people and millions in land values will be Jeopar dized. "I suggest the passage of a Joint resolution putting at my disposal a suitable sum to meet this exigency. This Is the same locality In which a break occurred In 1905 and was reme died by Mr. Harriman's acting on the request of my predecessor. It seems likely that immediate steps ought to be taken to prevent great destruction of life and property." The house passed the million dollar appropriation to protect, lands and property alongr the Colorado river. The senate had already passed the measure. MARTIN SECURES PRQBE OF FRIAR LAND FRAUDS WASHINGTON, June 25.—After a fight which lasted almost since the ses sion of congress began Mr. Martin, Democrat of Colorado, succeeded thirty minutes before final adjourn ment tonight in securing an investiga tion by congress of his charges of fraud and maladministration in the sale of friar lands in the Philippines, and of the entire interior department of the Philippine government by the house committee on insular affairs. The vote was unanimous. S. P. ENGINEER HELD FOR DEATH OF PEDESTRIAN OAKLAND. June 25.—Louis Frank Braswell, engineer of the Southern Pa cific local which ran down and killed Frank Borosco in the railroad yards of the company yesterday, was ar rested and formally charged with man slaughter today. The authorities have decided to hold him responsible. T. ROOSEVELT, JR., BRINGS BRIDE TO SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO, June 25.—Theo dore Roosevelt, Jr., who was married to Eleanor Butler Alexander In New York a few days ago, arrived here to night with his bride. The couple will make their home in San Francisco, where young Roosevelt will be con nected with a large carpet establish ment. 1500 ARE SAVED WHEN MISSISSIPPI STEAMER BURNS Boat Is Beached After Two Mile Race with Fiery Death FOUR PERISH IN DISASTER Many Are Injured in Flames and Dozens Who Leap in River Are Saved [Associated Press] LAS CROSSE, Wis., June 25.—Late to night it developed that a number of persons on the steamer were severely burned and were taken to Desoto for medical treatment. Dozens sustained injures, many of them serious. Hundreds of people jumped into tlie river when the steamer approached the island from the top deck and sustained in juries, some of them serious. At least four lost their lives. « Mrs. Emma Kandall of New Alhln, la., was drowned; John Flane of Waukegan, la.; Norman Fox, Victory, Wls., and an unknown man were, burned. Mrs. Randall .jumped as soon as the ! alarm waa sounded and was drowned. The three men who perished were locked up in the forward hold, having become disorder ly. It Is believed they burned to death. Joe Co.vle of Lansing slid down a burn ing stanchion and both bands are badJy burned. Mm. John Joseph of Dfsoto, la., and Mr*. Dr. Meyer of Landing, la., sustained broken legs. Mr». tiiis Kappler of Desoto sprained an ankle. Tbe boat vax valued at $50,000 and Ik a total lokb. LA CROSSE, Wls., June 25.—With 1500 excursionists on board, the Home Packet company's steamer J. S. caught fire in the Mississippi river between Genoa and Victory tonight, and al though the steamer burned to the water's edge, prompt action of Captain Streckfuss in beaching the boat saved every person on board. Only one woman was injured In the mad rush from the boat to the island on which the boat was beached. The steamer brought 1000 people from Lansing, lowa, and 600 from in termediate points to La Crosse today, leaving here on the return trip at 6 o'clock tonight. The boat caught fire when two miles above Victory, Wis., the blaze break ing out close to the boiler room. Put ting on full speed. Captain Streckfuss headed the boat direct for Bad Axe island, nearby. Before the general alarm was sounded, the vessel had grounded on the sand bar. The crew worked val iantly to control the excursionists, and although there was a great ru&h, only one woman was injured. The excur sionists, stranded on an island 500 feet long and 300 feet wide, with only a few launches and ro*\v boats available, made slow headway in getting to the mainland. Passengers rescued from the J. S. declare they saw several women throw their children into the Mississippi be fore the boat could be beached and jumped in after them. DAUGHTER FOILS FATHER'S WATCHFULNESS; IS WEDDED Girl Elopes and Is Off to Mexico with Husband SAN BERNARDINO, June 25.—This city was today the scene of the cul mination of a romance which involves as- principals the daughter of one of the oldest Spanish families of Califor nia and the son of equally as promi nent a family of Mexico. On the marriage license, the issuing of which was the foiling of the objec tions of the parents of the girl, Rosey Salgado, aged 19, of Ontario, is the bride and Reverlano Rivera, a promi nent mining engineer and promoter of Mexico, is the bridegroom. The Salgado family, which ranks among the wealthy Castilian families of Southern California,-refused Rivera the hand of the. girl. She was im prisoned in the Salgado home at On tario when her parents suspected she might attempt to elope. As the mem bers of the family were guarding the doors and windows of the house she slipped into the cellar and gained the outside through the cellar door. She met her sweetheart in the orange grove which surrounds the house and hurrying to the roid they leaped Into an automobile Rivera had waiting and came to San Bernardino. This afternoon they boarded the Southern Pacific Limited and are now speeding on their way to Mexico. The parents appealed to the county au thorities, but they had no power to stop the marriage or detain the bride. SIX INDICTMENTS MADE IN ILLINOIS GRAFT PROBE SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 25—The Sangamon county gre.nd jury today re turned the following indictments in the bribery probe: Conspiracy to bribe —Representative Lee O'Neill Browne, Representative Robert E. WUson, Frank J. Traut, Louis D. Hirscheimeimer. Bribery—A. F. Johnston. Perjury—A. B. Johnston. Browne and Wilson are also Indicted on the general "jackpot" proposition. There are three counts each In the con spiracy Indictments, two in the per jury indictment against Johnston and twelve In the bribery indictment against Johnston. Browne and Wilson also are in dicted on the flsh fund jackpot. All the Indictments except those against A. F. Johnston are in connec tion with the jackpot investigation re garding the fund raised among the fishermen to defeat the state flsh com mission's bill regarding the size of seines and making other regulations. CT\ TPT 17" rniMli't!- IMIf.Y 2c. ON TRAINS Bn. \J(XjJ2j KjVJJ. XlliO . sr>l>Al\S sc. ON TRAINS 10a, C. G. GATES FORCED TO RETIRE BECAUSE OF MUCH HARD WORK 5 W^P^l NEW YORK, June 25.—Charles G Gates' continued absence from the street is alarming his friends, and qon- Ktant Inquiries as to the young man's condition are pouring into tho Gates domicile every day. To all these solicitious questioners the reply is that Mr. Gates is doing as well as can be expected and it is thought he will re cover in a short time. Gates has been the agent for his father, John W., for several months In many big Wall street deals, and the strain of overwork is what caused his illness. Close attention to business caused a nervous breakdown, but not until the elder dates gave the order for his son to quit the streot did the young man take to his apartments. AQUEDUCT MONEY TO FOLLOW OFFER Proposition of New York Life In surance Company Expected to Stir Up Syndicates There is reason to believe that some headway has been made in the direc tion of getting more money for the continuance of work on the aqueduct. Although no member of the commission would say so yesterday, there was an optimistic air about those who have the direction of the great project that was regaraed as significant. An impression prevails that while it is beyond the power of the city to ac cept the offer of the New York Life Insurance company to take $500,000 worth of the equeduct bonds, the offer will be potent in persuading the bond syndicates which hold the options on the issue to take the regular bi-monthly block of $816,000 worth on July 31. Mayor Alexander said yesterday: , "I do not see how we can accept the offer of the New York Life Insurance company v> hile we are under the terms of this option agreement that we have with Kountze Bros, and A. B. Leach & Co., and agreement which, I am glad to say, was not entered into by the present administration. "I do not think that there will he any need of outside assistance, as I feel confident that the New York houses are going to live up to their con tract and that, the money will bs forth coming at the time due." No attempt will be made, it is stated, to have the syndicates waive their option In order that the offer of the life insurance company may be ac cepted, as the syndicates pay a pre mium for the bonds and the Insurance company's proposition only carries a par value'offer. However, if the bond companies re fuse to make the regular contract pay ment on July 31 it is probable that the city will seek relief in the courts rather than permit the work on the aqueduct to be cut down to the mini mum for six months. It is the contention of the bond syn dicate that, having taken $3,200,000 more of the bonds to date than their contracts required, they are not obligated to observe the provisions re garding bi-monthly payments. City Attorney Hewitt has advised the aqueduct commission and council that this contention is not well founded, and the city has saved its legal rights in the case by giving forty days' notice of its demand that the regular bi monthly payment be made. KING MANUEL APPOINTS HEAD OF NEW CABINET LISBON, June 25.—King Manuel has charged Julian Vilheno with the re sponsibility of forming a cabinet. The progressive ministry under the prpsi- Jency of Francisco A. De Veiga Beir rao resigned on June IS. The revela tions in the bank scandal which pre ■ipitated the crisis continue. Several pjersons have been arrested ami one lias committed suicide. CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TO BE MADE PUBLIC WASHINGTON. June 25.—Campaign contributions will be made public only after elections. The house today adopted the conference report on the campaign publicity bill aftor a. spirit ed debate, during which many mem bers, especially Democrats, expressed their disapproval of the action of the house conferees in agreeing to the senate amenmonts. WHITE SLAVE BILL IS PASSED BY THE SENATE WASHINGTON, June 25. — The Mann "whte slave" bill, designed to prevent, the shipment of women and girls from one state to another tor immoral purposes, was passed by the senate today. It had, previously passed the hous». __ » CENTS 61ST SESSION OF CONGRESS ENDS; CANNON IS TAME Speaker Wants No Hard Feelings Taken Away by Home Going Members LAST ACT IS TO START PROBE Gore's Charges Cast Damper on Closing Scenes in House and Senate "WASHINGTON, June 25—Speaker Cannon in a statement issued Just be fore the house adjourned declared that he had nothing to apologize for as a member of the house or as a speaker, and he presumed each member could express similar sentiment. "This has been at times a strenuous session," said the speaker. "Virile men, actings In a great representative body, earnest, positive, sometimes In doubt or otherwise, say that which, If conditions were different, they would, not say, So that. In sharp contests, when sober second thought comes, broad men realize that positive men don't hold responsible colleagues which under the influence of passion or otherwise speak In detriment that which they would not say in momenta when they were cool. "As wo pass from Washington to our homes I shall go putting behind me the contests through which the house has passed, without malice." TAFT IS PLEASED ,',',£ President Taft walked out of the cap itol at 11 o'clock tonight smiling. The second session. of the slxty-flrst ■ congress had just adjourned and ho had signed practically all matters of legislation that had been placed before him. He received congratulations from, his cabinet and from members from, both branches of congress upon the passage of most of his pet measures. Mr. Taft shook hands all around and continued to smile. The last measure signed was a joint resolution to authorize the secretary o£ war to loan tents to the Appalachian, exposition, to be held in Knoxvill*. Term., in September, which Mr. Taft expects to attend. ." -.'-:._; Each house of congress marked its closing hours by voting for an Investi gation of the McMurray Indian con tracts. Instead of the usual seer • of comparatively undignified relaxation from the business of legislation, both houses devoted exceedingly serious at tention to the charges of bribery at tempted, and other forms of improper influence made in the s«iate yesterday by Senator Gore of Oklahoma and sub sequently In the house by Kepresenta tive Murphy of Missouri." Two separate investigations are pro vided for, one in each house. Each body passed a resolution creating a select committee of five members to pursue the inquiry to the bottom dur ing the recess of congress and to report whether any of its members are, or have been, interested in any of thesa contracts. . TO PROBE GORE'S CHARGES Until a late hour today It looked rather as if the matter would go by de fault, but as soon as the two houses reconvened at 9 p. m., after a recess saince afternoon, the matter came up with a rush, and' crowded galleries listened with intense interest to the proceedings which ended in the vote to probe the charges. During the proceedings in the sen ate in the "marble room," adjoining the senate chamber, were former Sen ators Long of Kansas and Thurston of Nebraska, who have been mentioned in connection with the Indian con tracts, as well as J. F. McMurray of McAlester, Okla., whom Senator Gore named as the principal owner of the Indian contracts in question. Speaker Cannon appointed tho fol lowing committee to onduct the housa inquiry: Messrs. Burke, South Dakota, chairman; Campbell of Kansas, Millet of Minnesota, Stephens of Texas and Saunders of Virginia. Vice President Sherman announced the following committee to conduct the senate investigation: Senator Jones of Washington, chairman; Burton of Ohio, Crawford of South Dakota. Hughes of Colorado and Percy of Mis sissippi. President Taft arrived at the capitol about 10 o'clock with various membera of the cabinet and they went to the president's room, where the chief ex ecutive stood by to act on more im portant bill 3 coming to him from tho two houses. The closing procedure was of tha usual order. The gavels of the pre siding officials fell at approximately the agreed hour and the second session of the sixty-first congress was at an end. BAY CITY IS EMPOWERED TO SELL RAILROAD BONDS SAN FRANCISCO, June 25.—San Francisco can proceed immediately with the sale of the bond issue recently voted to provide for the construction of a municipal latlroad. This was the de cision of the supreme court today In declining to issue the injunction asked for by Horace Platt, restraining th« city from the sale of the Geary street municipal railway bonds. The decision upholds all the contentions of the city attorney, that in time the railroad can be built and operated as a municipal project. The bond issue calls for the expendi ture of a sum slightly in excess of $2,000,000. JURY FAILS TO DECIDE FATE OF LEGISLATOR CHICAGO, June 25.—After thirty, hours of argument and deliberation, the jury which has In hand the fateVif Leo O'Neil Browne, legislative tnlndi lty leader charged with bribery In con nection with the election of William Lorlmer to the United states senate, had reached no agreement at 10 o'clock tonight.