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vau. xxxvn. T»l?Ti r ~1i;'• <^fl f Ti7IVI rrQ by carrikk NUMIIEK 870 •*• AVIA-'jnj . O\J . KyUllM ±O 11 ie mum II SUNSET PHONE CO. SUES TO PREVENT RATE REDUCTION Asks Court to Restrain City from Enforcing Ordinance Low ering Charges HEARING ORDERED FOR FRIDAY Mayor, Councilmen and Munici pality Named as Respondents. Federal Question Involved The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph com pany (locally oiled the Sunset company) yesterday filed In the United State* circuit court an application for an Injunction to restrain the city of Loa Angeles from put ting Into effect the telephone rate or.li nance recently pasted, which redacts the company* rate* to a parity with those of the Home company. The ordinance la de clared unreasonable, eonflscatory and un constitutional and In contravention of the fourteenth amendment to the federal con stitution. Films; of the suit In the federal court Is based on tills latter contention. The I/O* Angeles Gas and Electric cor poration filed with the city clerk yesterday a referendum petition said to contain the signatures of 10,000 qualified electors. It demands that the ordinance recently passed, reducing the electric light rate from 0 to 7 cents per kilowatt hour, be repealed, or that the ordinance be submitted to the voters of the city. This ordinance Is to be submitted on a referendum Initiated through Mayor Alexander and the Municipal league. It Is asserted that the corporation's pur pose In Ming Its petition Is to cloud tho Issue and lay the foundation for litigation If the voters of the city declare'for the 7-eent rate. The city of Los Angeles, the . mem bers of the city council and Mayor George Alexander are named as ro spondents in the complaint filed by the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph com pany. Judge Wellborn will have served on the city, the members of its council and the mayor this morning an order for them to appear before him Friday. July 1. to show cause why a preliminary injunction restraining the enforcement of the low telephone rate ordinance. No. £0331, new series, passed May 31, 1910, should not be Issued. The ordinance and the rates which It specifies are described in the complaint as unjust, unreasonable, oppressive, confiscatory, unconstitutional and void. The complainant avers that the action Is a case in equity and Involves fed eral questions. *:.";' . ASK FAIR COMPENSATION The chief plea of the telephone com pany Is made in section 9 of the com plaint. It is argued that the complain ant is, first, entitled to have rates which will yield a reasonable and just compensation and a fair remuneration for . service rendered; compensation which will also pay for necessary ad ditions, operations, allowance for de preciation of Its plant, taxes and at least 6 per cent on the valuation of the company's property, amounting to $1,529,000, from July 1, 1910, to June 30, 1911. , The property valuation of the com pany's plant is given as $6,786,147.07 on May 81, 1910. It is alleged in the complaint that the board of public works in Its report to the council which resulted In the passage of the ordinance In question reduced this valuation to $4.398,95:! and rejected the Item of $1,101,345 for value of the company's franchise, which is assessed by the assessor of Los An geles at $448,485, and which is worth the former figure, according to the company. ' . % " CLAIM tOSS OF INCOME ' It Is stated that the council did not hear adequate or competent testimony to enable it to determine whether the value of the company's property is as la stated by the company Itself or as was stated by the board of public works In Its report. That the company's income for the coming year will be $50,000 less than the revenue which would be yielded by the rates now in force is another of the corporation's allegations.' It is pointed out that under the present rates the company operated at a loss of $49,840.68 in 1909. The company in sists that if the ordinance passed by the council is enforced It will not be able to render service or to meet its obligations. ; , , ; «;< ; j By failure to comply with the "or dinance, which Is looked' on as an im possibility by the company, the com pany says It will be compelled to for feit Its franchise. Mil J.I NO TO CONTINUE Although It is asserted the old rates of April, 1909, caused the company to do business last year at a great loss, the company expresses Its willingness, in • the complaint filed last night, to continue operations for another year pending litigation. Such rates, the company claims, are more than just to the city. The prayer of the complainant is that the ordinance be pronounced null and void and that its enforcement be prevented. The complaint is based on the presumption that the ordinance is in contravention to the 'fourteenth amendment of the constitution of the United . States. For that reason the complaint is filed in a federal court. 1 The complaint covers twenty-five pages. Mott and Dillon are the local attorneys for the cemplainant. Pills bury, Madison and Sutro of San Fran cisco are also representing the com pany. ■ ■ -.• The company wishes the Injunction issued before the July telephone bills ore sent out. , ' ELECTRIC CONCERN FILES ITS REFERENDUM PETITION The Los Angeles Gas and Electric corporation filed a referendum petition, said to contain the name* <>( 10,000 qualified voters, with the city clerk late yesterday afternoon, demanding that the lighting ordinance be submitted to (Continued on !'«*• Three; i LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For liOi Anjtr!«»H and vicinity i Fair Tiirn <l*vv; cloudy In morning, iion*lhly tog; light south- wind. Maximum temperature yester day, 72 degrees; minimum temperature, S7 decree*. ' LOS ANGELES Paclflo States Telephone company (Sunset) mien to restrain city from enforcing rate ordinance. PAGE 1 Police commissioners at nixnn hearing hear testimony about tipping oft raid on gambling club room*. PAGE: l Montgomery council, Y. M. 1., to close present social season tomorrow night with entertainment ant] dunce. PAGE a Board of supervisors takes under advise ment proposals* to equip hall of record* with furniture.- .FAnE 6 Judge Conrey decides referendum petitions of former watchmen Invalid. PAGE 8 Application of Mrs. C. K. Smith for pro bation receives qualified recommendation from probation officer. PAGE! 8 Carl Huber, former bookkeeper for auto firm, surrenders self to answer charges preferred by father-in-law. PAGE 8 Three hundred lads of Boys' brigade and ofncerß to opon eight-day camp at Avalon today. PAGE 9 Business man's effort to keep marriage secret causes friends to decorate his' grocery store. PAGE 9 Big charity card party given at Kboll club for Bethlehem Institute. PAGE 9 Los Angeles traffic agents hold banquet at which ■ptakor Bays railroads suck to be fair with public. PAGE 9 Pasadenans will tell of-light rate fight at final Good Uovernmunt rally this even- Ing. . • PAGE 13 Dunlop gives reasons why voters should support Whlflen and Stewart. PAGE 13 While one suitor languishes In Jail fair Spanish maid elopes with another. PAGE 8 Brunnor divorce suit may be compromised. PAGE 9 Poor car service, In compliance with new speed regulations, declared to be political move. PAGUO 13 Savings banks of city to pay out (925,000 In Interest of depositors for past six months. PAGE 1C Sleuth Browne falls to keep tab on son's wooing. . _ PAGE 16 Editorial, Letter Box. PAGE 12 Marriage licenses, Jin, deaths. PAGE 14 Society, clubs, music PAGE 6 New* of the courts. • PAGE 8 Municipal affairs. PAGE 8 Mining and oil fields. PAGE 6 Markets and financial. PAGE 7 Sports. PAGES 10-11 Politics. PAGE 13 City brevities. PAGE 13 Classified advertising. . / PAGES 14-15 Theater*. PAGE 6 Citrus fruit report. PAGE 13 Building permits. PAGE 6 Shipping. PAGE 11 Personals. PAGE 11 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Bon Pedro battles with hills to allow room ■ for Its remarkable growth. . PAGE 14 Lumber property of Frank Slcelly, accused wife murderer, to be sold at auction July 6. PAGE 14 J. W. Davlson, long Beach contractor, seriously Injured when his motorcycle collides with that of A. H. pettibone. Submarine* leave Ban Pedro for San Diego and may never again be sent to sea. PAGE 9 Pasadena labor unions Join city In electric light war. PAGE 14 Two Ocean Park officials on a motorcycle pursue mad dog and kill It after spec tacular chase. PAGE 11 COAST Seattle agent of United Wireless Telegraph .• company arrested on fraud charge. PAGE 1 Socialists open big convention at Klamath Falls, Ore. PAGE 2 Bandits who held up Oregon Short Line train evade capture at hands of large posses. PAGE 3 Family of L. 11. Barnard will make good money stolen from Spcrry Flour com paw. i PAGE 2 James M. Dickinson, secretary of war, and Mrs. Dickinson sail from Sap Francisco today 011 tour of world. PAGE , 2 EASTERN Republicans say congress has saved money; Democrats deny It. PAGE 1 Senator Bourne of Oregon lauds good gov ernment policies and says people use referendum fairly and honestly. PAGE 1 ' Roosevelt and La Follette discuss Insur gent*, and radical senator comes away highly pleased, PAGE 1 .Socialist mayor of Milwaukee says he Is attempting to place ground work for Ideal American city. PAGE 2 Senate committee appointed to Investigate Gore charges meets, but makes little headway. PAGE 2 Two Chinese shot Sunday in New York tong war die of wounds. PAGE 2 Brothers, oldest 15," youngest 7, charged with many burglaries by Pittsburg police. PAGE 3 Georgia bandit die* In barricaded home. PAGE 3 Report of Morgan's death Is big market hoax. PAGE 7 Condition of man struck by Bob Taft's • auto causes President's family to aban don regatta trip. PAGE 3 Porter Charlton on verge of collapse. Will be arraigned today. PAGE 3 House investigating committee finds no corruption In connection with ship sub sidy bill. PAGE 2 MINING AND OIL Geologist believes oil exist* In Barstow district. PAGE 6 Chamber of Mine* and Oil seta day for annual banquet. PAGE 6 American Oilfield* shuts ' down until ade quate pipe lino facilities can be pro vided. PAGE 6 Government may buy Ijake View surplus from Union OH company. PAGE 6 i YOUNG MORSE PREFERS COWBOY LIFE TO WALL ST. Refuses Father's Friends' Offers to Give Him Position NEW YORK, June 27.—Erwin E. Morse, son of Charles W. Morse, the financier, who was graduated from Yale last Wednesday, will leave New York next Thursday for the wilds of Wyoming, where he is to begin life aa a cowboy on a ranch thirty miles square. Young Morse was offered the chance to commence life In a New York of- flee where he might work his wuy up the financial ladder under the careful i.ni.l.ince of his father's many friends. But ho made up his mind that the weit held out greater Inducement and decided the way to learn the treat was to begin at the bottom step. Therefore, he will itart a week from Thursday, riding v broncho and herd- Ing cattle. His father gave his ap proval to the plan a week ago, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1910. BOARD HEARS OF MYSTERIOUS 'TIP' ON POLICE RAID Hearing of Charges Against Cap tain Dixon Are Again Con tinued by Commission IS FRICTION IN DEPARTMENT Candidate for Council Tells of Playing Poker in San Fer nando Building For fivo hours yesterday the police mm mission listened to testimony In tho Investigation of the attitude of Captain Dlxon toward Chief Galloway and the alleged connection of Dixon with the tipping off of a raid on gambling rooms In the San Fernando building, but the hearing went over until Friday morning at 9 o'clock. W. D. Gage, the, first man who pre ferred charges against Dixon, was an Interested auditor at the hearing yosterday, but his charges were for gotten in tho investigation of numer ous others that have been made since ho initiated proceedings. WSBDEN'i DEXIAI Two witnesses swore that Captain Dlxon had made slighting remarks re garding Chief Galloway, but E. R. W.Tilin, who, It was stated, quoted Dixon as having mado the derogatory remarks, denied that lie had heard Dixon say uncomplimentary things of the ohief. "Doc" A. D. Houghton, who Is run ning for councilman, admitted that he had played poker in rooms which were raided in the San Fernando building, out denied any participation in mak ing the raid n failure by informing the gamblers of the approach of the po llee. It Is stated that the case is a long way from ending, as there are nearly 100 witnesses who have not been ex amined, and each day brings a new request from cither side for additional witnesses. Mayor Alexander says that there is undoubtedly friction in the police de partment, and It Is the intention of tlie police commission to find where the fault Hea, if it akea all summer to finish the investigation. IWI.I/S TESTIMONY "Werdin told me," said R. E. Dill, a merchant at S4l South Spring street, "that in a conversation he had with Dixon, the latter said of Chief Gallo way: "I know more about police busi ness In two minutes than that old fool will know In his lifetime.' " Under cross-examination by Attorney Ona Morton, Dill explained that this admission was made by Werdin during a conversation he had with him rela tive to the attitude of Dixon toward Sergeant Sebastian and Patrolman Sheets of the department, who, he stated, were close friends of his. Dill went on to say that on one occasion, when Sergeant Sebastian had desired to be excused from night duty In order to attend a meeting of a fraternal or ganization, Dixon had withheld the de sired permission, and for this reason tho witness had called upon Werdin to j secure the reason of the captain's atti- I tude toward his subordinate. Werdin said that he could get any further de sired privileges, as he "had it on Dixon." Sergeant Sebastian swore that the same statement said to have been made by Dlxon was detailed to him by Wedin. NOT rAHKKIt Eert R. Parker, who was a former member of the purity squad, was ac cused by Dill of acting as a spy on a meeting held in Dill's store between Stacey Lamb, Chief Galloway and the witness, with Captain Dlxon as the subject of conversation. At the aftes noon session it was proved that Parker was not the man supposed to have spied upon the gathering. "Did you have a conversation with Mr. Dill, such as he detailed regarding Captain Dixon," was asked of Werdin on the stand. "No, sir," came the decisive answer. "I asked Captain Dixon If Sergeant Se bastian could be excused from night duty on one particular night, and the captain assented to the request, with the provision that Sebastian perform an allotted time of day duty. I asked Dixon how he and the new chief were getting on, and ho replied that he did not bother the chief nor did the chief bother him. That was all that was said." "Now, some one of you throe is ly ing," broke in Mayor Alexander, "and I want to know which one It is." "The He cannot be laid at my door,'' declared Werdin. "Oh, don't ask that man any more questions," continued the mayor, dis gustedly, as Commissioner Wellborn was framing a query to Werdin. "Have you recently talked to anyone regarding what Dixon said to you?" was asked. Werdin said that he had been called to the office of Attorney Morton, Dix on's counsel, and there asked if he had made the statements credited to him. He denied to Morton having said that Dixon had criticised the chief. Edwin Jorgenson, a reporter on an afternoon newspaper, was put on the stand to testify regarding certain state ments he had written regarding Dix on's claim that a political faction was endeavoring to oust him from office. Dlxon testified that he had reason to believe that the Harper, Kern and Broadhead clique were after his scalp. ••I was Informed a few days ago," continued Dixon, "that they consider that they now have mo over a barrel, and are gojng to get my Job if it is possible." THE CUTEF'H FAIU The story of the raid conducted by the chief, in which Dlxon was not a participant, though the scene of It lay in his district, was investigated. "Captain Dlxon, has such a thing ever occurred before In the depart ment to your knowledge?" inquired Commissioner Topham. "No, sir." "Is it your opinion that the chief did not consider you competent or able to conduct such a, raid, or that he feared you would 'tip off' the place to be raided?" asked Topham. Dixon replied that certain informa- (Continued on l'nge ISIgUt) I Attorneys in Dixon Investigation and Man Who First Accused Captain &X m „ i JJ'Sfiyf^frj' ■--■""' i^^^ 1-' * ' "tmix. ONA MORTOX Attorney for Capt. Dlxon ACCUSE WIRELESS AGENT OF FRAUD George H. Parker Is Arre: v?d by the Postal Authorities in Seattle-Bond $10,000 SEATTLE, June 27.—George H. Par ker, fiscal agent for the United Wire less Telegraph company for the terri tory west of the Mississippi river, was arrested late today on a federal war rant charging tho use of the mall to defraud. Mr. Parker was released under $10,000 bond. The warrant upon which Parker was arrested was based on a letter written to B. B. Shepherd of Dcs Molnes, la., April 8, in which Parker, it is claimed, misrepresented the affairs of the com pany for the purpose of Belling stock. The arrest was made by two post office inspectors and a United States marshal. Parker was taken by sur prise. He was taken before Commis sioner TV. D. Totten, who fixed the bond at $10,000. Parker's attorney pro tested that this was too high, but Dis trict Attorney Todd insisted that it was the proper amount, calling atten tion to the fact that this was the mini mum bail allowed in similar cases in New York. ( wing to the lateness of the hour Parker was unable to find any of his friends downtown, and altc-r some ue lay offered to put up a certificate of deposit issued by a local bank for $10,000. Commissioner Totten agreed to this and Parker and the marshal went In an automobile to a safe deposit vault, where Parker got the certificate. Parker is reputed tv bo a millionaire and is said to have tunic into his ior tune within tho last few years since ho h:is been connected in a high ca pacity with the United Wireless com pany. The arrest of Parker has a direct beuring upon the recent arrests in New York of President Wilson and Vice President Bogart of the United Wire- Ichh and of W. TV. Tompkins of ihe New York selling agency. The local Inspectors and the district attorney have been in frequent communication with the federal officers handling the cases in New York and have been working In harmony with them. VICE PRESIDENT'S WIFE IS REPORTED VERY ILL BALTIMORE, June 27.—The Ameri can tomorrow will print the following: "Mrs. James Schoolcraft Sherman, wife of Vice President Sherman of the United States, is seriously ill at the Johns Hopkins hospital. .She was hur ried to Baltimore last Friday night in a sleeping car, and every effort was made to keep her coming a secret. Even the attendants at the hospital did not know of her arrival. "Dr. William S. Thayor, the well known specialist, is attending Mrs. Sherman. He has not yet diagnosed her case, but it was suid at the hospital last night that he would do so this morning." RATE ORDER BUBPENDED WASHINGTON, June 27.—0n ac count of the inability of the attorneys to obtain a hearing of the Pullman case before the United States circuit court in Chicago today the interstate commerce commission suspended its order, effective July 1, until July 12. ONLY ONE LOST LIFE I,A CROBSH, June 27.—The latest canvass of homes of persons who were on the excursion ■teaner J- H. when It burned near Victory Saturday night Indicate! that Mrs. Emma Randall, who leaped Into the river, was the only passenger out of laOU who lost her life. W. I). GAGE Accuser of Dlion 4Si pv-ife^S^ • . ' ....... . : ... :■: ■< (JUOIIUK AI.KXANI>KI£ Mayor of I.os .tngcii'N, who has just heard ■ioraethlnK in connection with tlie examin ation that interests him. 'WE SAVED.' SAYS G. O. P.; 'NOT SO," SAY DEMOCRATS Party Leaders Differ on Question of Economy in Congress ? Appropriations WASHINGTON. June 27.—Democrat ic claim—Congress at the session just closed passed the million dollar high water mark. Republican claim —Actual probable fixed charge against the revenues dur ing the fiscal year 1911, $893,120,701. Both parties —Appropriations for expenses for the government made during the last session aggregate $1, --027,133,446. These contentions epitomize the an nual review of national appropriations and expenditures, made public today by Chairman Toawney of the appropri ations committee of the house, and by Representative Livingston of Georgia, ranking Democratic member of that committee. Separate saatements were made by Chairman Tawney, Republican, and Representative Livingston of Georgia, ranking Democratic member of the committee analyzing the figures from the standpoints of the two parties. Mr. Tawney contended that a reduction of $28,529,821 from the last.session of the sixtieth congress had been achieved and that prospects indicated that the government receipts for the,fiscal year 1911 would exceed the authorized ap propriation by $11,937,812. The Democratic view was that "again the high water mark of a billion dol lars of expenditures is passed," that in cluding the authorized reclamation is sue, river and harbor obligations, pub lic buildings authorized, lighthouses, etc., the total direct and indirect appro priations for the last session reached $1,096,952,051, increasing the previous regular sessions'! appropriation by $15, --297.909. "The military expenses," declared Mr. Livingston, "amount to considerably more than all the rest of the federal (CoutLuucd on I'ago Iwo) VilYf'l IV C(\l>ll?<<' "Air.V 2c. ON TRAINS Be. O±i> UljiJ KjKJL AJiiO . SUNDAYS 50. ON TRAINS lOe. SIDNEY BEKVK Attorney for Police Commission T. R. INSURGENT? LAFOLLETTE GRINS 'Colonel Is in Fighting Trim,' Says Senator, After Confab at Oyster Bay rAmOclßtad Press] OYSTER BAY, June 27.—Robert M. I^aFollottP, United States senator from Wisconsin, and the father of Repub lican insurgency, spent two hours this afternoon talking politics with Theo dore Roosevelt. He left Oyser Bay wearing a broad smile. Senator Burkett of Nebraska, an other out-and-out insurgent, is coming to Sagamore Hill after Colonel Roose velt returns from Boston. He, too, will talk politics. Representative Madison of Kansas, irreconcilable Insurgent and, as a member of the Ballinger-Plnchot con gressional investigating committee, ar dent defender of Gifford Pinchot, will be at Sagamore Hill probably late this week. His theme will be politics. Within the last few days Colonel Roosevelt hns talked politics with Gif ford Pinchot and his ally, James R. Garfield. "With Senator LaFollette was G. E. Roe, n New York lawyer, who formerly wps his law partner. The senator was caught, despite his efforts to travel incognito, by a group of newspaper men who saw the Roosevelt automo bile. They tackled him on suspicion, although nobody recognized him, for his hat hid his famous pompadour. "Not a word," he said. "I am going to Sagamore Hill, but I don't want a word said about it." LA FOIXETTE IS PLEASED When he returned, just in time to catch a train for New York, he was smiling his most expansive smile. "It's all right, boys," he cried jovial ly, "the colonel says I may talk with The interviewers hopped on with the senator and rode to the next station. "Did we talk politics?" he replied to the first question. "We did," and he emphasised the affirmation. "We talked of the legislation of the present session of congress," he con tinued "from the attitude of those member* of the Republican party whom the newspapers are pleased to call insurgents." "Pan you go into details?" "No I prefer that they come from Bagamore Hill. I am very much pleased with the result of my visit with Colonel Roosevelt; very much pleased, indeed." The senator paused a moment, recall- In" the happening! of the afternoon. Suddenly the smile left his face for the first time, and he said Impressively: "I want to tell you that Colonel Roosevelt is the greatest living Ameri can." and, he added, slowly and sig nifieantlv. "he is in fighting trim." COLONEL SMILES AT TALK An hour later the colonel received the interviewers, who told him just what Senator LaFollette said about him and their meeting. The colonel smiled as though he liked it. ••I think there i.s nothing that I can add to what the senator has said," he commented. Speculation among Oyster Bay poli ticians is keener than ever because of today's occurrence. One story going the rounds is that the insurgents have come and seen, but not conquered. Yet there is another group of equally posi tive ones who Insist that tho colonel has shown clearly by his acts that he Is veering toward the radicals. The colonel said that Senator La- Pollette and Mr. Roe were the only visitors of the day, except for two men who had come to consult him about his western tours. He agreed definitely to day to speak before the Milwaukee Press club on his western tour, which begins the last of August. He blro de cided to make another trip early In October, on which he will speak to the Knights of Columbus of Peorla, 111., October 12, and In Atlanta, Ga., on (Continued on l'sgo Two) CENTS GOOD GOVERNM'T POLICIES LAUDED BY U. S. SENATOR Bourne of Oregon Tells How Poli tical Machine Was Broken in His State PEOPLE ARE FAIR AND HONEST Use Referendum Intelligently and Explode Claims Made by the Corporations rEORIA, 111., Jnne 21. —With a gen eral denunciation of corrupt methods, al 1< Kid to have been practiced In the legis lature of Illinois In recent years, between 300 and 400 citizens from all parts of the state assembled here today and formed a temporary organization "to repair the breakdown" of representa tive government. Senator Jonathan Bonrne, jr., of Ore gon, addressed an assemblage of 700 per sona at the Mujestlo theater tonight, explaining the Oregon method of elect- Ing United States senators. The conference of Illinois dttrens fol lows recent revelations of corruption In the legislature. Regulation of express rates, the com mission form of government, municipal charter legislation, civil service and elec tion laws were discussed by Don B. Sheen and George K. Green, the latter secretary of the Illinois Retail Mer cliiint■-' association, lie declared a dozen men controlled the Illinois legislature. "When the Initiative and referendum were under discussion It was predicted free ly by enemies of popular government that the power would be abased and that cap italists would not Invest their money la a state where, property would be subject to attacks of popular passion and temporary whims. Experience has exploded this argu ment."—Senator Bourne. PEORIA, 111., June 27.—United States Senator Bourne of Oregon, speaking tonight at the meeting in the interest of good government, charged that ef forts had been made at the time of the senatorial primary election in Ore gon to "dishonor the state and its public service." "During the session of the legisla ture," said Mr. Bourne, "a former gov ernment official, an assistant to the chairman of the Republican national committee, appeared in Oregon and, I am informed, promised federal ap pointments to legislative members if they would disregard their statement No. 1 pledges to the electorate. "The effort was made by the enemies of the law to create the impression that by this person's relations with the chairman of the Republican na tional committee during the national campaign he would be able to deliver these promised appointments in case the No. 1 subscribers sold their honor and betrayed their trust." (Statement No. 1 pledge, to which a legislator may subscribe, provides that he always shall vote for that can didate for United States senator who has received the largest number of votes for that office at the general election.) VOTERS MUST DETETCMimB SYSTEM Speaking directly to tho people of Illinois. Mr. Bourne said: "Whether you want popular selec tion of United States senators In Il linois is for you voters to determine, but I warn you any half way or com promise system which places party above the entire people will result in dissatisfaction find probably corrup tion. If you wish to destroy tho power of the political machine, abolish the convention system entirely. If you wish to establish a popular selection of senators, inaugurate a system which takes away from the legisla ture the right to do more than ratify the act of the people at tho general election." »_,«.•. Senator Bourne's address In the be ginning was an exposition of the much discussed Oregon system, which he declared to be the best system of popular government in the world. The chief features of that system are the Australian ballot, strict registration law, the Initl: tlve and referendum, the direct primary, including popular se lection of United Stntes senators; a comprehensive corrupt practices act, and the recall, all of which Senator Bourne declared constituted absolute government by the people. DECI-ARES PEOPTJS HONEST "The people are not only Intelligent but fair and honest," said Senator Bourne. "When the initiative and referen dum were under discussion it was pre dicted freely by enemies of popular K overnmpnt that the power would be abused and that capitalists would not invest their money In a state where property would be subject to attacks of popular passion and temporary whims. Experience has exploded this argument." The speaker then dwelt at length on the various features of the Oregon system and continued: "Plainly stated, the aim and purpose of the Oregon law is to destroy the irresponsible political machine and to put all elective offices in the state in direct touch with the people as the real source of authority; In short, to give direct and full force to the ballot of every individual elector in Oregon and to eliminate dominance of cor porate and corrupt influences in the administration of public affairs." OAKLAND SWINDLER IS SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS OAKLAND. June 27.—C. E. Klnanl, an Oakland lawyer, found guilty re cently of swindling a woman client out of $1360, was this morning sentenced to San Quentln for ten yean by Judge ORden. It developed today that the presence of three deputy thertffa in court during the trial, which hud been a mystery, was because KinartJ had threatened to shoot Deputy District Attorney Hynes, who waa prosecuting the case.