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I vol. xxxvn. ■ ' '•• T>THPI?' \(\ PPNT 1"} hv cahriek j M mill; SU9 ■i. JVlvjJ!j . OVJ Vjrjl'l X>J PER MONTH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE-ELECTED BY HUGE MAJORITY Aged General Again. Chosen as Chief Executive by People of Mexico NO TROUBLE AT THE POLLS Much-Heralded Revolution Fails to Materialise in Any of the States I Associated Press] MEXICO CITY, June 26.—General Porfirlo Diaz was today elected pres ident of .Mexico and Ramon Corral vice president by an overwhelming ma jority, uccording to returns received here from all over the country tonight. The antt-re-electlonlst ticket, headed by Francisco I. Madero, now under arrest in San Luis Potosi, received about 2 per cent of the vote cast In Mexico City, according to an unof ficial statement today. It is estimated that between 40,000 and 50,000 votes were cast in the clty k The city was free from disorder of a serious nature, although at several voting place* friends of the candidatoa had personal encounters. Eight hundred electors were choßen In Mexico City, of whom only four are antl-Dlaz. From telegrams received from various parts of the republic the same proportion seems to prevail throughout the country. President Diaz cast his vote at 11 a. m. Vice President Corral cast his ballot an hour earlier. The electors chosen today will meet in the electoral college on July 10 to vote for deputies and senators; on July 11 officially to declare the elec tion of a president and vk-e president, and on July 12 to name judges of the supreme court. El linparclal tomorrow will say that the election today was a complete triumph for the entire Diaz-Corral ticket. At Torrson, Vera Cruz and Monterey the Diaz-Corral ticket carried by largo majorities. Election day at Monterey, reported as a center of political un rest, passed off without excitement of any kind. AMATEURS FIGHT BULLS ON MEXICO'S ELECTION DAY Reports from Northern Cities Show No Disturbances LAREDO, Tex., June 26.—The pri mary elections for the choosing of a legislative body to elect a president, a vice president, senators and member! of the supreme court were held in Nuevo Laredo, Monterey, Salttllo and San Luis Potosi today, and according to reports from these points no unto ward action occurred to mar the oc casion. No figures will be obtalnablo until given out from Mexico City. In Nuevo Laredo the day was one of festivities, a grand amateur bull fight being given to obtain money for Mexico's centennial celebration, Sep tember 15-25. The centennial will be observed on the border as well as In the capital. MEXICAN ELECTION PASSES OFF WITH NO DISORDER Opposition to Diaz Poll Larger .Vote Than Expected EL PASO, Tex., June 26.—The elec tion for president and vice president of Mexico passed off quietly in Juarez and Chihuahua. No disorder was re ported at any point In northern Mex ico. Porflrio Diaz for president and Ra mon Corral for vice president, polled a large majority at tho vote cast, al though Madero and Deshesa received a much large vote than was expected. In Jaurez three arrests were made for selling liquor. BRIBERY INQUIRY TO TAKE WIDER SCOPE SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 26.—Fol lowing an indictment yesterday by the Sangamon county grand Jury of Leo O'Nell Browne, Robert B. Wilson, both members of the legislature; Frank D. Traut, Louis Hlrshelmer and A. D. Johnston, additional Is expected by State's Attorney Burke, who believes that the Indictments already voted aro merely preliminary to an investigation much wider in scope. Browne is expected to arrive in Springfield Tuesday to furnish bond of $10,000. Hlrsceimer, Johnston and Traut will furnish bonds tomorrow. The local indictment' against State Penutor John Broderick of Chicago, who is charged by State Senator D. W. Holatlaw of luka with having paid him $2600 for his vote for Lorlmer, will be broadened In scope this week by Btate'i Attorney Burko, who will have Broderick relndicted. RUSSELL FOR GOVERNOR H(' H KN*ECTADY, N. V., June 26.— Charles Edward Russell, magazine writer of New York, was named for governor at the state convention of the Socialist party here today. A full state ticket was named, Including one woman, Mrw. Bertha Mathews Fraser of Brook lyn, for secretary of state. LOS ANGELES HERALD MEXICO'S PRESIDENT WHO IS RE-ELECTED TO HIGH POSITION .'*■..■"'" ■ '.;■''} ■-.'• OEN. POKFTRIO DIAZ MEXICAN REVOLUTIONISTS WEDDED; THEN EXECUTED MKXICO CITY, June 26.—Two bridM were made widows a few hours after their weddings were performed In the penitentiary at Valladolid, Yucatan, yesterday, when their husbands faced a firing squad ieleoted to execute them ;t[lur trial for sedition and murder. The accusation grew out of the recent uprising at Valladolid, which was fos tered by those who opposed the re el. Ttlon of President Diaz. Immediately after the death sen tences were pronounced on three men, two of thum asked permission to marry before they were executed. Then* requests were granted, and the young women to whom they were en g;n;ed went to the prison at the hour agreed on for the marriage ceremonies, knowing that in a few hours the men wure to be shot. INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY ■ - - FORECAST Los Angeles and vt«'lnil.v*<'loinl.v Mon day; light couth wind. Maximum tempera ture yesterday 74 degrees; minimum, 58. LOS ANGELES , David Webster Field, pioneer business man. dies at Hollywood home. PAGE 3 Society woman postpones summer out ing to raise money (or the poor. PAGE 3 Asphalt worker Is shot, cut and beaten by mysterious assailants; cannot ac count for attack. PASS 3 Midnight poser Is fired on from house x window. PAGE 9 License abuse a vital problem, says Tag gart. PAGE 6 Woman surprises burglar who eludes pursuit after long chase over back yard fences. PAGE 5 Democrats are raising 10,000 to facili tate party's fight. PAGE 6 Circulation of league petitions is well under way. PAGE 6 Peoples' lobby exiposes -"bugs" In Stan ton's campaign. - ' PAGE 5 Police commission to Investigate alleged criticism made by Captain of Police Dixon concerning Chief Galloway's ability to run department. PAGE 2 Two autos and stroot car crash; four slightly Injured. -;■>',: v PAGE 2 Flame walking Is mania of confessed 11 rating. • PAGE 2 Coming election means step forward or "V backward, says Good Government leader. PAGE 2 Labor men form new political party. PAGE 12 Roosevelt Is the Ideal man, say» th« Hay. Charles E. Locke. JJ PAGE 12 Editorial and letter box. PAGE 4 Art notes. ■ . PAGE 1 3 Ohurahes. •..*•. PAGE 12 Mining and oil fields. PAGE 10 Classified advertising. ' PAGES 10-11 Sports. PAGES 6-7 Politics. . ■ PAGE 5 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Irene Lane, 'girl who escaped from de tention home, arrested In Venice. PAGE 10 Body of millionaire ! killed In collision between auto and car, cremated in,, ' Pasadena;' Widow will take ashes' to northern home. - - • PAGE 10 Judge C. W. Harris states that affilia tion of Pasadena Democrats with thej--; ; Good Government movement, has, ** aroused party's Interest. \ .'.PAGE 5 Youth missing at Long Beach may have been overcome by undertow and drowned. \ , '•' ■ PAGE 10 EASTERN Three lives is death toll of fire on Mis- ' - sissippi river steamer. PAGE 1 Three Chinese shot, two fatally, in New ' .York tong war. , PAGE 2 Taft, Hughes and Roosevelt may hold political conference.' PAGE 1 Secretary MaoVeagh estimates expenses of federal government for fiscal year --^ ' at 1648,000,000. ;,V(,., • ' PAGE 1 Congressman Butler Ames calls. Senator ' Lodge a political boss, and will try to seize tatter's toga. * PAGE 1 House leader lauds work of Insurgents during sessions of congress.. PAGE _' Noted character actress goes Insane thinking of Jeffries-Johnson fight. PAGE 1 FOREIGN Diaz Is re-elected president of Mexico by big majority; heralded revoluton _ falls to materialize. ' PAGE 1 Provisional troops capture many Im portant towns In Nicaragua. PAGE 1 MINING AND OIL Production of Kern oil fields is double , ■ . pipe line capacity. PAGE 10 Outside Goldfleht mines are active and .. dividend list may soon be enlarged. •• PAGE 10 Comstock lowers water lino with new system of centrifugal pumps. FAOB) 10 MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1910. YEAR'S EXPENSES FOR GOVERNMENT ARE $648,000,000 Secretary MacVeagh Estimates Customs Receipts for Twelve Months at $326,567,420 DEFICIT WILL BE SMALLER Panama Canal for Year Has Cost the United States $33,910,040 rAnsoclßted Press! WASHINGTON, June 26.—Four days remain in the government's fiscal year which ends with the close of business on June 30. Uncompleted figures, and estimates available at this time lead Secretary MacVeagh to express himself as well satisfied with the operations of the treasury department for the fiscal year now closing. Mr. MacVeagh regards the new tariff law as having Justified Itself as a revenue producer; internal revenue re ceipts have exceeded the estimates by approximately $10,000,000, and the year may end with a surplus in the ordinary receipts and expenditures, Instead of a deficit of $34,000,000, as was predicted. «83,010,040 ON CANAL During the year the government has expended on the Panama canal $33,910, --040. This has been a drain on the regular working cash balance, there being no special fund from which pay ments for this purpose can be made. Congress has authorized the issue of bonds to meet canal construction ex penditures, but Mr. MacVeagh has balked, on the basis on which the law provides the bonds shall be Issued. If at 3 per cent, as now proposed, the secretary believes they would have a much bettor national bank circulation privilege than the outstanding 2 per cents, and their Issue would therefore constitute a. discrimination against the^ twos. BANK TAX REFUSED Congress refuses to graduate tli'e tax on national bank circulation secured by bonds, and the bonds remain unis sued. The amount of Panama threes authorized but not Issued aggregates $290,569,000. In his annual report to congress In December, Secretary MacVeagh esti mates that the ordinary receipts of the government for the fiscal year 1910 would be $648,000,000; to date they have aggregated $641,355,532. He estimated the ordinary disbursements at $682,075, --620; at this time thoy are $615,510,835. CUSTOMS RECEIPTS Customs receipts this year have been $326,562,420, the treasury estimate for the year being $335,000,000. Now the prediction is they will not reach more than $330,000,000, thus falling below the estimates. There has been a material reduction from the. estimates in expenditure- in the civil, war and naval estimates and a decrease of $7,000,000 In the estimated postal deficiency. Whether there will be active surplus at the end of the year, officials say, de pends upon the amount of corporation tax money received. ESTIMATE »15,000,000 Secretary McVengh estimated it would reach J15.000.000. The prosepeots are otherwise. The money is paid di rect to Internal revenue collectors, and frequently several days elapse before it reaches the treasury here. Corporation taxes paid* to date amount to J3.238.153. If $15,000,000 more from that source be in the treasury by the end of the fiscal year the prediction is made that the dally treasury state ments for next Friday will show a sub stantial surplus for the year In the Items comprising the ordinary receipts and disbursements. The total deficit for the year to date, Including that on account of the Pan ama canal, the ordinary transactions of the government and those incidental to the public debt, is $44,415,940. CHARLTON BREAKS DOWN IN HIS PRISON CELL Prisoner Suffers Collapse in Hudson County Jail NEW YORK, June 26.—Porter Charlton had a nervous collapse In his cell at the Hudson county jail to night. "Willie" Burke, the- safe robber, who is his cellmate, sen} for the warden in fear. "That fellow's sure crazy," said Burke. "He's moaning and going on like fits. I'm afraid to stay in here with him." The warden found Charlton sitting on the edge of the bed, his face in his hands, moaning and Jabbering. A spasm seemed to seize him and he shook as with the ague. The warden sent for Dr. William J. Arlltz, the city physician of Hoboken, who has been retained by the Chp.rltons as an alien ist. "I found him In a terribly nervous condition," said the doctor after his visit. "He would close his hands with such force as to dig the nails into his flesh. Then he would laugh in an ab sent-minded manner and shows every evidence that he Is not in his right mind." The doctor says Charlton has tuber culosis. One lung seems to be badly affected. AGED AUTHORITY ON INDIANS PASSES AWAY WASHINGTON, June 26.—Prof. Cyrus Thomas, one of the most eminent authorities in the United States on the history of the North American Indians and for forty years connected with the bureau of ethnology, Smithsonian Insti tution, died at his home today, aged 85. He had written many books in regard to Indiana, most of the works relating to the prehistoric aborigines His first wife was a sister of the late John A. Logan. He was a native of Tennessee. MENA'S GENERALS TAKE IMPORTANT NICARAGUA TOWNS Provisional Leader Defeats Ma driz Forces on Way to Rein force Gen. Vasquez ISSUE CUSTOMS HOUSE ORDER _—,__' Double Duty to Be Imposed and Americans May Refuse to Obey Decree ■ [Associated Press] BL.UEFIELDS, June 26.—A column of the provisional forces under Gen. Arizona Cruse has captured La Llber tad and Juigalpa, Important towns In the department of Chotanles. This column is part of General Mena's army, detached to occupy advantage ous points within reasonable distance of Acoyapa. General Mena, with the great body of troops, Is within gun shot of Acoyapa, which is garrisoned by several hundred of the Madriz forces. . i . ' General Celon, another provisional leader, has taken San Übaldo, one of the chief ports of Lake Nicaragua. He defeated 200 Madrlz troops, who were on their way to reinforce General Vasquez. Further reports state that Vasquez Is entirely surrounded and that the threatened attempt by General Mena against Acoyapa has been delayed in the expectation of the surrender of Vasquez. General Mena intends to occupy all the surrounding towns. He reports that General Vasquez is now unable to get provisions through the lines. As Vasquez refused permission for the non-combatants to leave Acoyapa it is probable General Mena will abandon his plan of bombardment. Dr. Julian Irias, Nlcaraguan execu tive delegate to the Atlantic coast, has issued a decree that the custom house for the coast is now in posses sion of the Madrlz government, and hereafter any merchandise attempting to pass without examination by prop erly appointed customs officials shall be subject to seizure. This would mean that a double duty would be en acted at Blueflelds. It is probable the American naval officer in' command here will refuse to recognize this de cree. Reports have reached here that Nica raguan steamers Venus and San Jacin tp have bombarded one of the coast towns, Prinzapolca, where a few Es trada men were staitoned. Heavy gun and rapid flrers were employed and much destruction to property was caused. It Is stated also that no no tice of the bombardment was given or any call for surrender. ACTRESS GOES CRAZY OVER BIG PRIZE FIGHT CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 26.—In sane over the Jeffries-Johnson flght, Kate Blancke, well known character actress, was committed to the state asylum at Newberg today. Since her arrival in Cleveland last Thursday Miss Blancke has been sending tele grams continually to Jack Gleason and Tex Rickard. the flght promoters, beg ging them to take her to the contest. Her actions finally became so peculiar that her relatives were appealed to, and after medical examination she was adudged insane. Miss Blancke, who has played with Vaughn Glazer and other companies, had been recently engaged at a stock theater in Toledo. Attention was first attracted to her behavior when she in sisted on repeating her lines In Ger man. She left the theater and came to Cleveland, apparently for the purpose of persuading a local man who is ar ranging a special train to go to Reno to include her among the passengers. CHIEF WITNESS AGAINST BURKE WILL NOT APPEAR SAN FRANCISCO, June Lou Etta Smith, who was the principal witness against Dr. William P. Burke of Burkes sanitarium in Santa Rosa, is ip Japan and is not expected to re turn to this country, according to in formation gained yesterday by Sheriff John K. Smith of Sonoma county, on the docking of the steamer China. Miss Smith has been missing for months. It was learned from a stew ardess on the boat that she and her infant son sailed for Japan April 19. The woman had charged Dr. Burke with being responsible for the attempt made to dynamite the tent house In which she and her child were sleeping. The aged physician is under Indict ment foi this charge. Miss Smitli also accused him of being the boy's father. As there is no charge against Miss Smith nothing can be done to bring her back to this country. The case against Dr. Burke, which is set for September, will, it is said now, be with out foundation. BANDITS HOLD UP TRAIN; ARE PURSUED IN AUTO ♦ OGDEN,' Utah, June 27.—Train * * No. 1■ on the Oregon Short Line, * * northbound, leaving Ogden at 1:15 * ♦ o'clock a. m., was held up at •*• * Harrisville, five miles north of * * Ogden, at 1:30 o'clock this morn- * ♦ ing. ■■' ' ■ • ♦ ♦ . Sheriff Wilson and a posse are <f * leaving Ogden in automobiles for ♦ '♦ the scene of the holdup. + ♦ ».. ; ♦ ♦♦***********♦♦*♦*♦ Senator Lodge, Roosevelt's Friend, Who Is Scored as Political Boss /*,-.,'" .'T-iiffllnSfr «fe^-""'"" -'- >* >'• \ *'"ffl By i i 'iJ Iwiafllffi,'!. 1 fill flf'^JKc^^y^M^n ~ THREE DEATHS TOLL OF STEAMER FIRE Escape of Nearly 1500 Persons from Doomed Mississippi River Boat Miraculous [Associated Press] ■ LA CROSSE, Wis., June Three persons lost their lives and almost three-score were injured in , the j de struction by fire of the Acme Packet company's excursion steamer J. S., be tween Victory and Genoa,, tweuty-f our miles south of La Crosse on the Mis sissippi river, late last night. The dead are: .MRS. EMMA RANDALL, New Al bion, Iowa; drowned. JOHN PLANE, Waukon, Iowa; burned to death. Unidentified woman, drowned. The seriously injured are: Joseph Coyle, Lansing, lowa, both hands burned and severe injuries about body; Mrs. Meyer, Lansing, leg- broken; Mrs. Conn Joseph, Desoto, seriously Injured about head and shoulders and possibly Internally injured; Archie Bailey, Vic tory, ankle mashed; Mrs. Gus Kaep pler, Victory, ankle sprained, severe bruises about body; fltty persons re ceived cuts and bruises of a minor character. ESCAPES MIRACULOUS ' The escape of all but a handful of the 1500 persons who thronged the, decks of the big boat when the flre broke out is regarded as the greatest miracle in the annals of the upper Mississippi.; Prompt work by the crew and by cool-headed passengers in con trolling the frantic passengers is all that prevented hundreds of people from jumping into the river in midstream. Mrs. Randall was the only one who broke through the guard on the edge of the decks, and twenty men had arms outstretched to grasp her when she plunged into the water. Her body has not yet been recovered. ♦ LOCKED IX HOLD John Plane was locked • in the hold for disorderly conduct, and in the ex citement no one thought to release him. His body is undoubtedly in the ( river bottom with the steamer, which 'sank after burning to the water's edge. It was late this morning before the last of the stranded excursionists were removed from Bad Axe island on which the boat was beached ten minutes after the fire broke out. Norman Fox of Victory, Wis., who was thought to. have been burned in the boat's jail, was located in La Crosse today. He had missed the boat here. The loss to the Acme Packet com pany is estimated at $60,000. , All pas sengers on the steamer lost clothing, money, jewelry or other valuables, and 1 it is estimated that this combined loss will aggregate $10,000. . • It is still possible that other excur sionists are missing, although all pas sengers thus far sought by relatives have been accounted tor. . . Unusual circumstances marked the injuries received by those -who were most seriously hurt. Joseph Coyle of Lansing, lowa, was badly burned about the hands by slid ing down the burning stanchion from an upper deck. . Mrs. Dr. Meyer of Lansing and Mrs. Kaeppler of Victory, whose ankle was sprained, were hurt in the rush of women when the . flre was first dis covered, i Mrs. John Joseph of Desoto was in jured in a strange manner. She had jumped into the shallow water from the second deck and Just as »he started to wade ashore a heavy woman Jump ing from the third deck struck her head and shoulders. Mrs. Joseph, It is feared, is internally Injured. Mrs. Archie Bailey caught her foot In the,gang plank and the crowd, push ing to escape, threw'her down, break ing the ankle. 4 1 t MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN PANAMA ARE QUIET PANAMA, June 26. —Municipal elec tions were hold, throughout the repub lic today withott disturbances of any kind. Thn government won by a large majority, particularly in Panama City and in Colon. ClVl'l 10 (^OPTF^ • nAII,Y *«• ON TRAINS Bn. OJU.I J-J-Lj KjKJI. XHiiCJ . BUNDAVB Be. ON TRAINS 10«. TAFT HUGHES AND T.R. MAY CONFER Triangular Conference of States men Is Thought Likely to Take Place [Associated Press! OYSTER BAY, June 26.—The embar go that Theodore Roosevelt has placed on political news direct from Sagamore Hill was not lifted today and in the absence of any visitor who might be connected remotely with politics there was no new development in the situ ation that Ac coming conference with Governor Hughes has created. There Is a persistent buzz of gossip that the most important political gathering of recent months is to be held this week at Beverly, Mass., or near by. No positive confirmatory evidence has been produced, but much weight is placed on three words spoken by Roosevelt yesterday, when asked if he expected to see President Taft at Bev erly after his visit to Harvard. He said, "I don't know." His manner showed clearly his un willingness to discuss the question, but he did not deny the possibility. Governor Hughes' secretary is quot ed as having said yesterday that the governor would see Col. Roosevelt at Cambridge this week. It is thought possible that President Taft, Col. Roosevelt and Governor Hughes may gather together. Citizen Roosevelt had a day of rest today; there was not a visitor at Sag amore Hill. The colonel spent the day with his family, attending, with his two younger sons, Archie and Quentin, Christ church in the morning. Some of his townsmen were on the lawn of the church to receive him and he waved his hand as he walked into the building. Oyster Bay has reached the conclu sion that the former president hag overcome at last his aversion to auto mobiles, for he rode to church in one today and has usen one constatly since his return. TO SEEK THROAT RELIEF NEW YORK, June 26.—C01. Roosevelt will seek relief from the hoarseness that tins troubled him since his return to civilization by a visit to Dr. Walter F. CbappsUi a .specialist in diseases of thr throat, according to a statement that will bo printed tomorrow in the New York Press. 30,000 MINE WORKERS TO RETURN TO WORK ST. LOUIS, June 26.—Thomas L. Lewis, president of til.l I'niteil Mine Workers of America, said tonight that 0 miners who have boi>n on strike since A^ril 1 will return to work in Missouri Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma ami Texas July 5. "An agreement will be reached with James Elliott of Muskogee, Okla., of the Southwestern Coal Operators company, and myself tomorrow, possibly before Thursday, anyway," said Mr. Lewis. "The terms will then be submitted to the conventions of the mine workers and the mine operators at Kansas City Thursday morning. I am positive an agreement will be ratified before the convention adjourns." The union will be conceded the 5.55 per cent increase In the wage scale whii li was the first difference between miners and operators. fIUSSIA DRIVES JEWS FROM HOMES IN CITIES KIEV, Russia, June 26.—From June 23 to June 25 inclusive, forty-five Jews were expelled from Kiev, thirty-seven from Salomenki and thirty-seven from Demieffka. Twenty-seven were expelled from Kiev today, twenty-four from Ralom enki and seventeen from Demieffka. YOUNG ROOSEVELT AND BRIDE TO ARRIVE TODAY SAN FRANCISCO Juno 26.—Theo ilmv RoOMVelti Jr., iuul his bride left In ii' tonight for Loi Angeles, wbloh city they will make their headquarters while touring Southern California on their wedding trip. 2 CENTS AMES DENOUNCES LODGE AND SEEKS TOGA OF SENATOR Massachusetts Representative in Field to Drive Roosevelt's Friends from Congress CALLS LEADER PLAIN BOSS Says Stand Pat Chieftain's Sole Hope Is Machine and Aid of Former President [Associated Press] "WASHINGTON, June 26.—Represen tative Butler Ames of Massachusetts publicly announced his candidacy for the United States senate today in a formal statement embodying an ex ceptionally bitter attack upon Sena tor Henry -Cabot Lodge. Mr. Ames in his statement says he becomes a candidate after having failed to induce anyone else to "take up the fight against Boss Lodge and his political machine." The statement continues: "This ma chine, backed by all the large cor porations and all the state and federal patronage at its command, has for many years served as an efficient tool to crush all political ambitions, en deavors and opinions not sanctioned by Lodge. "His orders have gone out to crush not only for his own political ends, but to advance the selfish schemes of the large railroads, banking and manu facturing interests he serves in the halls of congress as well as in the Massachusetts legislature. SEEKS AID OF ROOSEVIXT "It is reported that in hia political extremity, fearing to seek re-election on his long public record in congress and in the state, his one hope is that Mr. Roosevelt may create new confi dence in his behalf by speaking for him as an old friend. It is hard to believe that the former president would lend himself to the political sup port of one, even though a friend, who has Consistently violated all the moral teachings of which he is the great ex ponent. "With direct primaries it is univer sally admitted that Mr. Lodge would have no possible chance of re-election. The Lodge machine and lobby .worked in the senate (Massachusetts) success fully to defeat the direct primary bill which had passed the house. "The defeat of Mr. Lodge and the termination of this machine will lend more than anything else to party suc cess not only in the state, but in the nation. It will restore confidence In the Republican management by divorc ing the legislature lobby from the po litical machine and by defeating a public official who has so long served the private interests rather than the public good." Mr. Ames says he expects the Lodge men will try to prevent pledging of candidates in the hope that they may be controlled later. To prevent this, he says, he will try to compel every candidate in Massa chusetts to pledge himself to the issue he has raised. FIND OFFICER KILLED SELF BECAUSE OF POOR VESSEL Conditions on Gunboat Marietta May Start Naval Reform WASHINGTON, June 26.—As an out come of the investigation into the con dition of the gunboat Marietta, which has just resulted in a very mild cen sure of her commanding officer, Com mander Frank K. Hill, as the princi pal punishment, reforms in repair and inspection of naval vessels are expect ed to follow. Although the court of inquiry rec ommended that Commander Hill be censured, its report, which became public today, reads much like a vin dication of that officer. It was found that the board of inspection, which had started the rumpus over the Marietta, had overdrawn the facts and that th: Marietta was such an old hulk the •■ she might have gone down at sea ha>i some comparatively trivial accident oc curred to her. In this connection the court report ed that Lieutenant Rlchtei, senior en gineer officer of the ship in 1909, "en deavored to get detached from the Ma rietta and not succeeding had commit - ted suicide on board," This is the first official light on the death of Lieutenant Rlchter, who died in Hampton Roads October 14, 1909. Commander HIU was held partially responsible for the Marietta going to Ma in such poor condition, but the court pours some hot shot into the nuvy yards. It appears that certain repairs were made on the Marietta at the Washing ton navy yard in February, 1909, and later at the Portsmouth, N. H., navy yard. Although there flfty-flve days. It Is reported not all the repairs were made that Commander Hill requested. PIOCHE TO CELEBRATE SALE LAKE'S REOPENING Mines in District Will Be Started Again on Monday SALT LAKE CITY, June 26.—Regu lar train service on the San Pedro, Lob Angeles & Salt Lake's I'ioche. branch was resumed today. The branch has been out of commission since January 1, ivlien floods carried out a consider, able portion of the roadbed. Many mines in the Ptoche district will resumo operation at once. Monday has been declared a holiday and excursions will be run to Pioche, where the opening of the road will be celebrated.