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Slayer of Young Bride Unmoved
as Verdict of the Jury
Is Rendered
Killing of Girl Wife Denounced by
Prosecutor as Crucifixion
of Womanhood
Ooorgo E. Flguoroa sat unmoved in
Judge Willis' department of the
superior court Bhortly after 7 o'clock
iMt night and listened to the foreman
of the jury which .had heard his caso
read the verdict of "guilty of murder
in the first degree." Jlo will l>o sen
tenced Monday.
With the same sttild and almost in
solent look ho had worn throughout tho
trial, he gazed steadfastly nt tho
Jurors when they entered tho Jury box
after their secret ■deliberations, heard
them aaked If they had reached a
verdict and listened without apparent
emotion to its reading.
All yesterday tho jury and the idle
curloui who crowded tho courtroom to
sulfocntlon listened to arguments by
the prosecution and the defense. Every
reason that either Bide could advaneo
for taking a life for a life or not
taking a life, for a suicide was given.
Arthur Kectch, deputy district at
torney, opened the argument for the
people. He grew In eloquence as ho
advanced in his logic, and step by step
detailed tho happenings which led to
the loss of a life. He assured tho
Jurors that the evidence was not cir
cumstantial— it was as plain as
if an eyewitness had told them of, its
every point. He visibly affected his
Hearers, not only the occupants of the
Jury box alone, but all who thronged
the court room, as his voice rose high
nbovo the whirr of tho electric fans
which labored In vain to cool tho
apartment, and he told of tho crucifix
ion of womanhood which braved death
rather than submit to dishonor.
nitcinxios OF ■womanhood
"When this young wife was called
from the home of her husband's aunt
to go to the Bummer house," said Mr.
Keetch, "she went under every protest
of her womanhood. Kaeh Btap sho
reasoned with the husband wlio, she
folt, was trying to degrade her, and
when Bhe finally was forced to the
door of the summer house, she pro
tested with voice and' body against
entering. She planted her feet firmly
together, held her head high and
threw out her arms to prevent being
fdrced into the house —with her very
body she made thnt most sacred of all
emblems— cross. It was tho very
crucifixion of womanhood."
Joseph Seymour, Jr., and Fred W.
Morrison, attorneys for the defense,
followed Mr. Keetch. Considering how
greatly tho evidence was against their
client, they made good arguments. Mr.
Seymour pictured to the Jury the last
few days of a condemned man's life,
telling 1 the horrors of the death cell and
the few luxuries finally accorded him,
as if an earthly Tantalus were showing
him how the Joy of life was to be
taken from him. v
Capt. J. D. Fredericks, district attor
ney, completed the argument for the
prosecution, calling upon the Jurora for
a verdict of murder in the first degreo
and without any recommendations. He
said ho asked that for tho Bake of tho
young girls who still are living—aa a
protection for them.
When tho Jurors filed into the jury
room, where they were locked. That
was at 4 o'clock, after they had heard
tlvo hours of argument. At a few min
utes after 5 a pounding was heard
upon tho door as if the Jurors had
reached a "verdict and were hastening
to tell it. Judge Willis was summoned,
Figueroa was taken back into court,
his father and mother resumed their
seats near him after a few moments of
reaplte In the fresher air outside, and
the throng filed Insido to hear if a man
were to lose his Hfo.
But the Jury had only fooled them all.
Its members merely wanted to eat their
dinners. It is reported that they had
reached a verdict at that time, and
that they only wanted one more meal
at the expense of the county. At any
rate, one member admitted they had no
trouble in agreeing. • ; -„
As they insisted upon eating, how
ever, Judge Willis declared they could
go, and fixed 7 o'clock as the time when
all interested parties were to return.
It was only a few minutes past that
hour that the Jury rendered the verdict.
As before, all officials had been sum- |
moned. Figueroa entered without a I
quiver, his face wearing what was
nearer to a smile than the feelings ex
pressed by any other person present.
Perhaps he was thinking of the motto—.
"Smile!"—attached to the wall by the
gldo of the door to the Jury room.
E. N. Currier, formean, cad the ver
dict »lowly and clearly. Figueroa sat
perfectly still, hla face absolutely calm,
his eyes upon the Jurors' faces. His at
torney asked for a polling of the Ju
rors, and still unmoved he heard twelve
men slowly respond to the calling of
their names with the one word:
Judge Willis set Monday morning at
10-30 o'clock as the time for parsing
sentence, and dismissed the Jury. The.
idlers In the court room began to tile
out. An official turned to escort Figuo
roa back to jail. Another said: "Let
him tell his mother good night."
Flgueroa turned to the little woman
in black who almost cowered In her
neat and threw himself Into her arms
for a moment. She clasped him close —
he is still "her boy." Then the young
man turned to hla father, who stood at
hand, nervously fingering his hat rim,
staring (it the floor with eyes whioh
shone, with tears. Father and son told
cheek to cheek for an Instant. The
convicted man went with the Jailer.
The father and mother, hand in hand,
left the room.
Joseph Seymour announced his in
tention of appealing the case. Figue
roa, as lias boen frequently recounted,
, vl is tried "H the charge of killing hla
iiriiic- "f twenty-four days, Mrs. Sarah
Pugßiey BHguerofti with whom he sloped
to Saiita Ana to be married, at the
summer house of his aunt, Mrs. Eloiaa
Sammann, at Ocean Park, the night of
May 22.
For l<nn Angeles and vicinity—Fair Satur
day) l!<jlit west wind. Maximum tempera
ture yesterday 81 degrees) minimum Gl.
George Flgueroa found guilty of murder In
first dugree for killing of young wlfo.
Chnrlcs A. Snider an wife Injured when
Pico street car hits auto. PAGB 1
General West surprised at Los Angeles'
growth in twenty years. ; I'AQB 3
Church to hold special service for race
track touts and gamblers. PAGB 4
Miss Hazel Barter and mother of I>og An
geles deny she Is brldo of mining man
Equalization board stands firm on assesH
ment of taxt.t. PAOB 8
Representatives, of Iluntlngton Interests
plead tat more paving law. PAOB 8
Charles T. Hendrlek, well known tenor,
sent to Insane ward at county hospital.
. -■ PAOB 8
Artist's will shows many of his friends ar»
remembered. PAGB 8
Montenegrins charged with threatening life
of "patriot" under arrest. PAGK I
Ilojii find body of Margaret Henzn floating
near Bristol pier. PAOB 9
Jack Colburg is run down and killed by
motor car on Southern FaclDo line. PAGB 9
Supervisors refuse to return plans of un
successful bidders on hall of records
furnishings. PAGIS 9
Foundations are being laid for handsome
historical and art museum at Agricultural
park. ■ PAOB 9
President of Good Government fund says It
|i no part of the organization of same
niunf. PAGB 13
Pasadena business men Indorse candidacy of
J. P. Wood for superior Judge. PAOB 13
Meyer Llsaner, secretary of Good Govern
ment lenKuo, says Johnson will win nor
n for governor. PAGB 13
Lincoln-Roosevelt workers canvassing as
sembly districts. PAOB 13
Democrats take political vacation while
Republicans fight among themslves. PAQB 13
T:. > Rev. Joseph McManus appointed pastor
of St. Mary's church. PAOB 18
Dr. W. H. Gelstwclt to supply pulpit of
Uev. Brougher. ' PAOB 16
Ilulldlng permits. PAOEI 5
Shipping. -. PAOB 6
Citrus fruit report. PAGB 8
Municipal affairs. PAGB 8
Sports. PAGES 10-11
Editorial and letter box. PAOB 12
Politics. PAOB 13
City brevities. PAGB 13
Marriage licenses, birth, deaths. PAGB 14
CMasslilel advertising. PAGES 14-15
Personals. PAGES 10
Mrs. Robert J. Burdetto attempts to vote
in bond election. PAGB 1
Fight to deny admission of Mrs. Skelly's
rtylnt? statements in trial of husband for
murder. PAGB 4
Two boys drown In Ccrrltos slough near
Long Beach. PAGB 5
Death of veteran at Ocean Park puzzles
police. .. . PAGB 9
Minnie A. Barton petitions court to annul ;
marriage with Hin m A. Barton. PAGE 14
Rev. Ooorge M. Lehlgh speaks on 'True
Devotion" before Baptist assembly. PAOK 14
The Mls.«es Trance accused of battery for
ejecting woman from lodging house. PAOB 14
Pasadena school bond election falls to carry.
Attorneys for Van tilew, principal of Chlco
normal school, attack right 8t state super
intendent of education to sit on examining
board. PAOB 2
San Bernardino woman dies of terrible burns
caused by explosion of gasoline. PAGB 3
"Assembly" Republicans in Oregon begin
war on system of election of senators.
• _ PAGB 3
Loss In forest fires In northwest total more
than J6,000,000. PAGB 11
James J. Regan of St. Paul seltcted as
grand president of Ancient Order of Hi
bernians. PAGB 11
Senator Cummlngs declares that Republican
party broke 1U pledges in revision nf
tariff. PAGB 1
Western Federation of Miners plans action
against Homestake mine to t«tt co-called
blacklist policy. • PAOB 1
President Taft concludes Bar Harbor stay.
Deep mystery shrouds theft of 170,000 worth i
of bonds from Russo-Chlnose bank in New
Tork. PAOB 1
Senator Pristow speaks on railway law at
Junction City, Kas. PAGB 2
General Crozier, chief of ordinance, says
sudden pull caused explosion at Fort
Monroe. PAOB 2
War department orders establishment of
two army cooking schools. PAGB 2
Head of Plttsburg Team Owners tests traffic
law and Is arrested. PAGB 2
National Dental association to hold next
meeting in Cleveland. PAOB 3
Cotton, copper and Illuminating oil load
United States exports during fiscal year
Just closed. PAGE 16
Roosevelt discusses literature with pollti
clans. PAOE 16
Reptile, Ready to Strike, Charmed
to Sleep by Music
[Special to Tho Herald]
P. P. Dunlap sang a venomous rat
tlesnake to sleep, aided by Mrs. Harry
Allison and Mrs. W. A- Vale. When
the big reptile had dozed off under
the spell of vocal music the women
hurriedly destroyed it. They sang:,
not because they wished to remain by
the snake, but because thoy realized
that only by charming the, reptile
could all escape unharmed.
The three were seated on a lounge
under the trees on the Vale ranch in
Waterman canyon. Suddenly Mrs.
Dunlap, a society woman of Rialto,
perceived the snake crawling from a
cushion upon which she was seated.
It was between her and h«.r friends,
who also occupied the lounge.
"L«t'3 sing," whispered Mrs. Dun
lap, as she camtnenced to hum "Near
er My God to Thee." The others took
up the hymn, ndt knowing the reason
for tho sudden song. They sang in a
low tone, the sweet words floating
through the silven gloom, and at
tract ing a merry bunch of picnickers
opposite, who paused in their laughter
and rollicking to listen.
Tim snake paused also. Its head was
oruct and motionless. As it remained
in that position for sonw minutes Mrs.
Dunlap quietly iiroso and still singing
beckoned to her friends, who at that
moment perceived the deadly serpent.
All-maintained their presence of mind,
and only when at a safe distance and
armed with clubs did their singing
cease. They then killed the reptllo.
$70,000 THEFT OF
Russo-Chinese Institution in New
York Loses Big Bunch
of Securities
Valuables Disappear from Safety
Deposit Box to Which
Several Had Keys
[Associated PressJ
NEW TORK, July 22.—The Russo-
Chinese bank, one of the most power
ful financial Institutions In the far
eaat, Is short $70,000 in negotiable
bonds, which disappeared from Its
branch office hero some time last week.
There is no clew to the thief. An
nouncement of the loss was made to
day but only the most meager dotalls
were available. All Inquiries were re
ferred by tho bank to its counsel who
replied that, without the permission of
tin; bank, ho could give only a very
circumscribed statement. These are
the facts he gave:
The Kusso-Chlnese bank In thla city
has no vaults of its own, but rents
vaults in a nearby bank, the name of
which is withheld. Some time, pre
cisely when is not stated, a safety de
posit box containing the missing se
curities was taken from the neighbor-
Ing vaults to the second floor of tho
bank. On Thursday the loss of the
securities boname known. Several em
ployes of tho bank had keys to the
box but none of them had disappeared
and nono is mentioned as under sus
manaoer on vacation
A rigid examination of the circum
stances surrounding tho loss is being
made. Thus far, the facts on which
to baso an examination are so slight
that no complaint has been made to
the police and no private detective has
been called up. Counsel could not
even say when the securities were last
seen or chocked up.
Gustav Gortz, now in Europe, whith
er he left on his vacation two weeks
ago, is manager of the Russo-Chinese
bank hero. A list of the missing se
curities has been furnished to all
bankers as follows:
Southern Railroad Development and
General Mortgage four per cent bonds,
$25,000; Union Pacific convertible four
per cent bonds, $30,000; Southern Pa
cific convertible four per cent bonds,
$10,000; Norfolk & Western bonds, $1000.
Mystery Surrounds Disappear-
ance in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, July 22.—For the
past two weeks officials of the Crocker
National bank and the San Francisco
postofflce have been endeavoring to
trace a package of $1000 missing from
a consignment of $100,000 sent through
the mails by the First National bank
of Los Angeles. It was delivered to
a clerk at the Crocker who gave his
receipt for the full amount. The
transaction was between John P.
Hearst, bank clerk, and Frank A.
Haas, clerk In the postofflce. Hearst
has been suspended on a charge of
carelessness. The money was shipped
in four mail sacks, each containing
25 coin sacks and each sack contain
ing $1000 in $20 gold pieces.
When the money reached the bank
from the office, conveyed in an auto
mhobile by Hearst and another clerk
named Cassius P- Wright, who acted
as guard. It was locked for four hours
in a wire cage before being counted.
Then It was discovered that one sack
was missing.
HAMBURG, July 22.—1t was report
ed here today that thieves on board the
Hamburg-American liner Amorlka
robbed Eva Stradford of New Jersey
of jewelry valued at $40,000. The Ham
burg police believe the thieves belong
to an International band working on
transatlantic liners.
Name This Unusual Venture 'the
Square Deal Grocery'
WASHINGTON, Ind., July 22.—As a
means of raising funds with which to
erect a new church in tho west end
of the city the congregation of tho
second M. E. church will operate a
grocery store. Tho congregation pur
chased a store, and the pastor, Rev.
William Hogan, has been put in charge.-
The name has been changed to "The
Square Deal Grocery."
The preacher is not a novice in the
grocery business.
"Do you intend to continue selling
cigars and chewing tobacco." he was
••Yes " was tho reply "wo must do
that, for that Is part of the business."
SAN DIEGO, July 22.—A wild cat
Goldberg, a bride of a few days, gave a
different portions of tha business sec
tion of this city yesterday afternoon
by policemen.
The wildcat was found in a chicken
corral by v woman and the wolf was
tound under a flat car in the yards of
a local lumber company. Both were
slain without difficulty.
How they succeeded In penetrating
to the heart of the city before being
discovered •''>■■
Concludes Bar Harbor Stay with
Overland Trip and Boards
, the Mayflower
Addresses Townspeople on Sub
ject of Vacations and Bene
fit Derived Therefrom
[Associated Press]
* BAR HARBOH, Mo., July 22.—Presi
dent Taft brought his stay at Bar Har
bor to a close this afternoon. He left
as a member of a, merry coaching party
headed for Seal Harbor, eleven miles
away. The Mayflower steamed around
to Seal Harbor to meet the president.
The yacht afterward went to Northeast
harbor and anchored there for the
night, with the presidential party on
board. Tomorrow morning she will
steam across Frenchman's bay to 'the
Mount Desert ferry, where Mr. Taft
will take a special train for Bangor,
After visiting that city for two hours
and making a speech, he will proceed
by special train to Ellsworth, the home
of Senator Hale, to be the latter*s guest
until Sunday afternoon. Mr. Taft also
will make a short epeech at Ellsworth.
The president left everybody In Bar
Harbor happy. He met the townspeo
ple today on the village green and made
a speech to them. He spoke of the
value of vacations, and won much ap
pleause by saying that two weeks no
longer suffices for summer rest, but
sixty days seemed the proper time In
which to recuperate from the nerve
exhausting work of the winter. The
president told the people of Bar Harbor
the summer air here was like "cham
pagne In a prohibition state," and that
tho severe winter tended to build up a
sturdy and never-surrendering race.
As soon as the president had finished
his speech he mounted the coach, which
was tooled by Philip Livingston of New
York, and with a nourish of trumpets
was away for Seal Harbor. Arriving
there, he and his party were enter
tained at luncheon by Mrs. Mark Han
na. Tonight the party was entertained
at luncheon by Mrs. Charlemagne Tow
f.r. at her place two miles from the har
Mr. Taft la adhering strictly to his
determination to keep away from poli
tics on this trip. There was not a sug
gestion of politics in his speech today.
He said in part:
"In my father's time he thought,
though a hard working lawyer, that
two weeks vacation was ample time
during the year, and when I came to
the bar he suggested that if I stayed
at home in the summer months I would
make a good deal more money than If
I went away.
"But the American people have found
that there is such a thing as exhaust
ing the capital of one's health and con
stitution, and that two or three months'
vacation after the hard nervous strain
to which one is subjected In the autumn
and spring Is necessary.
"Mr. Justice Strong of the supreme
bench, who lived to be 88 or Sit, told
me it was part of his life to take sixty
days each year out in the woods, away
from the people, exercising and living
in the open air, and to that he attrib
uted his long life."
Western Federation of Miners
' Plans Suit to Test So-
Called Black List
DTCNVER, July 22.—1f a resolution
presented to the convention of the
Western Federation of Miners this af
ternoon is finally adopted, a test suit
will be brought against the owners of
the Homestake mine in South Dakota
because of the use *>t its so-called
blacklist policy.
The committee on resolutions asserts
that the barring (rf miners because of
their membership in labor organisa
tions is a violation of the constitution
guaranteeing free speech and other
forms of individual liberty and believes
the mine owners may be punished for
requiring workmen to disavow their al
legiance to organized labor.
J. P. Madigan, delegate of the Great
Falls, Mont., union, against whom
charges of serving as deputy sheriff
during the strike of switchmen on the
Great Northern railroad were preferred,
was exonerated by the committee ap
pointed to make an investigation. The
convention postponed action until next
Tuesday, waiting further evidence.
Teli ■;rams from Great Falls union gave
Madipan a clean bill cf health, but a
member of the Switchmen's union sign
ing himself "Maloney" sent a telegram
stating that furher affidavits against
Madigon were being forwarded. Mad
igan stated that the switchmen's and
minors' organiaztlons In Great Falls
were not on friendly terms.
NEW YORK, July 22.—C01. Robert
M. Thompson, who was abroad June 17,
when the federal grand jury Indicted
him, together with James A. Patten
and Hve others, for conspiracy in re
strinnt of trade In connection with the
operation of an alleged cotton pool, to
day surrendered himself to United
States Commissioner Shields. Colonel
Thompson was released on a $5000 bond.
OMAHA, July 88. The Idpuhliean
state centra] oommlttee today nom
inated United BtfttM Senator Korrla
Brown of Kearney temporary chair
man of the state convention which
me«tl ut Lincoln July 27.
Airship Built by Massachusetts
Congressman Tested by U. S. Navy
ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 22— Testa of
the Ames aerocycle, as the air
ship Invented by Congressman
Butler Ames of Massachusetts will
Mrs. Robert J. Burdette Endeav
ors to Cast Ballot in the
Bond Election
"I am in favor of voting bonds for
militant suffragette," said Mrs. Clara
B. Burdette, wife of Robert J. Bur
dette, pastor-humorist, after she had
attempted to register her vote at the
high school bond election today. "I
have been urged to join the movement,
but I decided that the time has not
come for me to join the 'votes for
women' club. I contend that the basis
of suffrage should be educational with
a property qualification on all bond
elections. I have been a taxpayer in
Pasadena for eighteen years and 1 be
lieve I have the educational qualifi
cations. I do not advocate the franchise
for women In general elections at tins
time, but I do claim Hint the time
is here when every woman taxpayer
should be allowed to vote on bond
"I a mm favor of voting bonds tor
municipal water, for seliools and t"r
playgrounds, and I believe that if the
women taxpayers were allowed to vote
on those questions the city would he
brought out of the present, small, nar
row, penurious way of (loins tilings.
Women oertatianly are as well quail
fled to east intelligent ballots on these,
questions as some men whom we see in
lino at the election booths.''
Mrs. Burdette followed her hußband
to the ballot box today and calmly
marked her ballot !n favor of the $:■»'>.
--000 bond issue and the Colorado street
site When she offered her vote to
the inspector that official at first
seemed nonplused, for it was the first
time in the history of Pasadena, so
far as known, that a woman had at
tempted to vote. When ha recovered
he said: "Is your name on the great
"No," replied Mrs. Burdette," but it
has been on the tax rolls for many
years with constantly Increasing as
sessments apainst it."
Mrs Burdette was not allowed to
cast her ballot officially, but she signed
her name to the slips of paper ami In
serted them in the box "for future ref
erence," as she termed it. With that
the incident was closed. She stated
last evening that she has no intention
of testing the validity of the law at
this time.
CHICAGO, July 22.—Willis Counsel
man, broker and clubman, whoso di
vorce from his Insane wife, Lulu
Counselman, wal »et aside by the
courts after Counselmnn married Miss
Clara French, was sentenced to three
months in Jail by Judge Chetlaln in
the superior court here today. Judge
Chetlain held Counsolman in contempt
of court becauso of the broker's tes
timony in the divorce hearing.
LONDON, July 22.—Augustus Cholo
mondeley (ioiiKh-Caithorp, sixth baron
Calthorp, died here today. He was
born November 8, 1
IjiVTI l< 1 i'() I* I l<lv< • DAILY te. ON TRAINS Be.
OlJUiji' VjUllijO. M M).\YS 80. ON TKAINS 10<b
probably be called, began at the naval
academy today. Before a naval board
the workings of the machine were dem
onstrated by its inventor.
Charles F. Snider and Wife Are
Severely Injured on East
Pico Street
Charles P. Snider,, asalstnnt secre
tary of the Charles L. Hubbard com
pany, and his wife were hurled from
their automobile und injured painfully
last night when their machine was
struck by a westbound Pico street car
near Hoover street. The auto was
thrown to one side of the street and
Mr. and Mrs. Snider were ruling near
Hoover and Pico street when west
bound car No. 353 of the Pico street
line, in charge of W. C. Sharp, motor
man and Conductor Frazier, ap
proached. Snider, who was at the
wheel of the auto, thought the motor
man was about to stop at Hoover
street and so he steered his automo
bile in front of the car, so witnesses
say. S.i as to turn into Pico street. The
motorola!!, however, continued on at
un'liminished speed. The fender of the
car struck the rear of the auto, throw
ing the latter sidewlse against the
front end of the car. The machine was
hurled to the curbstone.
The occupants were thrown directly
in front of the street car wheels, ac
cordlng to spectators, and were only
sived from death by the prompt ac
tion of the motorman, who applied the
brakes when he saw a collision was in
The victims, refusing to go to tne
receiving hospital, were taken to their
home at 1776 West Twenty-second
street, whore Dr. M. L. Moore of 800
South Alvarado street was called.
Dr. Moore found Mrs. Snider was
Buefflrng from a scalp wound, abrasions
a.m| lacerations on both knees and
from shock. Snider suffered a lac. ra
tion above the right eye, contusions on
Hi,, nose and upper lip, and his. back is
sprained. He was also lacerated in a
score of places-.
Or Moore said Snider may have sur
fered internal injuries. The victims
were bo dazed from the accident they
could not give any accurate account
of it.
CHICAGO, July 22.—The federal
grand jury which is conducting the in
vestigation Into the. affairs of the N -
tlonal Packing company heard the te§
tlmony of eight witnesses hire today
and adjourned until Tuesday, when
the examination of witnesses will be
continued. Witnesses who appeared
today were from the east and south.
NEWPORT, U- I, July 81—It ni
learned today that Harry Payne Whit
ney and his brother, Payne Whitney,
had a narrow escape as the sub-caliber
had a narrow escape at the sub-caliber
Wednesday. Two shells pierced the
mainsail of the former's steam yacht
Atlantic aa they were passing the forts.
The brothers were seated beneath the
boom and the shells paused but a few
feet above their heads.
Proimses on Tariff Revisior Not
Kept in Payne Measure; De
clares lowan
Invades the District of a Kansas
Regular and Upholds
Insurgents' Stand
[Associated Press!
COUNCIL GROVE, Kas., July 22.—
Senator Albert B. Cummins of lowa In
a speech before a Chautauqua audience
here tonight asserted the pledge of tha
Republican national platform for a re
vision of the turlff was not fulfilled,
and Senator Aldrich and Speaker Can
non and tho others who took the lead
in framing the tariff bill had never at
tempted and never intended to keep tho
pledge. Senator Cummins came Into
the district of one of the Kansas regu-
lar congressmen. Representative James
Miller, to give this message. He said:
"Cannon and Aldrich and other stand
pat loaders were driving the nation into
Socialism or co-operative control and
away from the Individual or competi
tive theory.
"It is only -within the last few years
that the lack of competition between
American and foreign goods has become
so marked that the people began to talk
about the tariff duties being too high.
The people have found the absence of
foreign competition in the markets of
this country has made It possible for
the American manufacturer to increase
his prices at his own sweet will without
regard to actual market conditions.
"In the Republican platform there
was no technical promise to revise tho
tariff upward or downward. The party
simply pledged itself to make such re
vision of the tariff as would equalize
the cost of production here and abroad
and make competition possible In this
country in many lines.
"It was the duty of congress to make
this revision. Congress did not do it.
It did not even attempt to do it. Under
the leadership of Cannon and Aldrich
the tariff was revised without the.
slightest heed to tho cost of production
of anything. It is of no avail to reduce
the duties on any commodity if the
duty is left so high that the domestic
producer can still maintain his prices
by keeping out competition or even
make his prices higher than before
and still have lower duty. Some duties
were reduced, but not so it would
benefit the American people in any
way because there was no effort made
to get the productive cost of the article.
"In many cases the charges were left
so high that the price on many articles
was increased in the face of a reduc
tion in tariff, and because the domes
tic manufacturer was not afraid of for-
eign competition.
In all the long debate on the tariff
bill Senator Aldrich never attempted
to apply the standard of the Repub
lican platform pledge. Ho and his tol
lowers openly and contemptuously re
nudiated every word of that platform
pledge In all the evidence taken by
the house ways and means committeo
there were not a dozen items of tho
6000 in which a showing was made aw
to the cost of production at home and
"The insurgents—or progressives, a
better term—are for two remedies.
"First, knowledge of the cost or
production. No one knows what the
different items of cost now are. What
we need is the constant work of an
intelligent, independent, impartial and
non-partisan tariff commission that
can get the information and then tell
congress just what it wants to know.
The first tense of the progressives is
to establish such a commission. Wo
hpve made a start in tho tariff board,
but it is not the best way of doing
"The second remedy is to make a
rule whereby any schedule of the
tariff bill may be revised at will with
out going through the whole of tho
tariff schedule. This would eliminate
the intolerable evils of the present
system whereby a congressman will
make combinations with other mem
bers and will vote for many schedules
lie believes are absolutely wrong to
K er a schedule he believes Is right.
When shown a report from De 3
Moines today to the effect that he fav
ored the organization of a third party
to take up tho progressive propaganda,
Senator Cummins said:
"I havo never thought of a new
narty and am not organizing one now,
and do not believe in it as the ex
ponent of progressive Ideas. Tho Tle
rmblican party can be made the pro
gressive party, and I am a Republi
To Follow New Clew as to the
Youth's Whereabouts
SEATTLE, July 22.—Rear Admiral
John A. Rodgers, who has just retired
from the command of the Puget Sound
navy yard and who will be placed on
the retired list of the navy next Tues
day, sailed for Nome on the steamer
Senator today and will make search in
the interior of Alaska for his 22-year
old son Alexander, who went north last
summer to look for fortune and adven
ture and who vanished from the over
land trail half way between Valdei
and Fairbanks.
Recently a letter was received from
Bethlohem, at the mouth of the Kus
kokwim that a youth answering the
description of the admiral's lost son
had been engaged there In building a
boat to go up the Kuskokvrlm toward
the Idltarod. Admiral Rodgers will
follow this clew and others that he
may find. Alaska has been so thor
oughly searched, however, that it i«
feared the white-hulred father's queat
will end in pathetic failure.

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