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NUMBER 808 ; 1 RICE '. 50 CENTS lin MONTH
denomination of Governor Stubbs
Seems Assured from the
Incomplete Returns
Hopkins, Stubbs' Running Mate,
Appears to Be Close to
His Chief
(Associated Press)
TOPEKA, Kris., Aug. The visit of
Speaker Cannon of the' house of rep
resentatives to Kansas during tho re
cent primary campaign utterly failed
to stem tho Insurgent tide, if complete
returns on today's primary election
bear out returns received up to 1
o'clock this morning.
The Indications are that Kansas will
have six Insurgent congressmen In tho
next congress Instead of two, as in the
last session.
There seems to ho no doubt of tho
nomination of R. it. Reel, Insurgent,
In the fifth district. This meant the
defeat of W. A. Calderhead, called by
Speaker Cannon "tho dean of tho Kan
• sas delegation."
Tho other regular whoso defeat la
considered sure is J. M. Miller of tho
Fourth district, who has apparently
lost to his Insurgent opponent, Fred
Jackson, by a big majority.
T. A. McNeill is claiming victory ln
the First district over 1). R. Anthony,
and the Insurgents assort they have
elected A. C. Mitchell In the Second
district over C. F. Scott
The renomlnatlon of P. P. Campbell.
standpatter, over Arthur Cranston is
J. N. Dolley, chairman of the Repub
lican state central committee, still
claims Stubbs' nomination by 15,000. J.
1). Cramer, assistant manager of tho
Wagstaff campaign, has dropped his
claim of a majority from 15,000 to 2500.
The principal names on the Demo
cratic state ticket for tho November
general election, nominated today, fol
For Governor—George H. Hodges.
For lieutenant governor Lot Ravens
For secretary of state— L.
Taylor. ' » '
For state auditor—Jonathan S. Miller.
For attorney general— F. Morrison.
' ' For treasurer —B. M. Drolling.
For superintendent of instruction— D.
M. Bowen.
Fur superintendent of insurance
Northrup Moore.
For state printerF. W. Boyd.
TOPEKA, Kas., Aug. 2.—At midnight
indications pointed fo a decided insur
gent gain In Kansas. Tho nomination
of Governor \V. R. Stubbs, who linked
his fortunes with those of the Insur
gent candidates for congress, Is prac
tically assured. Running close to him
is It. J. Hopkins, insurgent candidate
for lieutenant governor.
The outcome ln the First congres
sional district fight 13 still in doubt,
with the friends of both Dr. Anthony,
stand-patter, incumbent, and of T. A.
McNeal, insurgent, claiming a ma
Practically no returns have come In
from the Second district, the meager
reports | placing C. A. Mitchell, insur
gent, in the lead.
In the Third district P. P. Campbell,
Incumbent, Is running ahead of Arthur
Cranston, Insurgent, and the Indica
tions are that ho will be renominated.
In the' Fourth the Insurgents have
scored a decided victory by electing
Fred Jackson and defeating J. M. Mil
ler, stand-patter.
In the Fifth claims are mado on very
meager returns that R. R. Rees, insur
gent, has defeated W. A. Calderhead,
stand-patter, Incumbent. The outcome
ln his district is still In doubt.
In the sixth the result Is ln doubt. '
In the seventh E. 11. Madison, In
surgent, Is nominated without opposi
tion, and in the eighth Victor Murdock
Is nominated, also Without opposition
from the standpatters.
C. H. Sesson was nominated for state
treasurer without opposition, as was
John S. Dawson for attorney general.
GreAt interest was manifested
throughout the country In the result'
of the primary, which was the first
real test between the Insurgent con
gressmen and the standpatters. The
regulars were attacked all along the
line by Govern* r Stubbs, Senator Bris
tow, Senator Cummins and Congress
man Murdock. The fighting practical
ly has been all on the Republican side,
the Issues being the tariff, the rubber
schedule of that law and Speaker Can
non. .
LAWRENCE, Kas., Aug. 2.—Al
though at 11:30 o'clock p. m. It ap
peared that Stubbs hud defeated Wag
staff for the Republican nomination
for governor, Stubbs at his home here
refused to make a statement regard
ing the primary.
"The returns are too meager," ho
Returns from 16 Missouri Dists.
Indicate Probable Candidates
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 3.^Enough returns
had been received at a late hour this
morning from all but two of the sixteen
congressional districts ln Missouri to
Indicate who are most likely to be the
Republican and Democratic nominees
at I lie November election.
In the Eleventh (St. Louis) district
Congressman Patrick F. Gill la leading
by a very small margin for the Demo
cratic nomination, Daniel F. Machan
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Kansas Governor Stubbs" (Insurgent),
nominated over it. .1. Hopkins (stand
pat). Returns Indicate that insurgent
candidates have defeated tho incum
bent "stand pat" congressmen for nom
ination in first, second, fourth, fifth and
possibly sixth districts. K. 11. Madison
and Victor Jliirdoek, Insurgents, were
nominated without opposition In the
seventh and eighth districts. Congress
man Campbell) regular, probably renomi
nated In third district.
Oklahoma Three regular congress
men nominated.
Missouri—One stand pat congressman
defeated by Insurgent; one regular con
gressman renominated and one, district
in doubt. No ICepuhlirun contest ln many
districts. '
For Los Angeles and vicinity— Wed
nesday; moderate temperature; light south
wind. Maximum temperature yesterday, 71)
degrees; minimum, 60.
Board of supervisors continues hearing on
rates of bail Rafael ranch water, case.
Highway commission suggests change in
harbor boulovard construction; complete
In 1911. PAOB 9
Cars will resume service on Improved An
gel's Flight railway today. PAOB 4
Railroad and clt» rushing work on Buena •
Vista street bridge. PAGB 8
Mrs. Brunner granted $3000 by court to
live on until October 4. PAGB 8
Two railways before city council on
franchise charges. PAGE 8
City council plans to rent Phillips block
on Spring street as city ball an
nex. PAOB 8
Residents ask removal of Anderson
street garbage station. PAGB 8
Two employes of lighting companies
arrested to test seven cent light rate
ordinance. PAGE 1
Marriage licenses, births, deaths, classl
iiod advertising. PAGES 14-15
Woman delegate to National Fraternal
congress to boost Los Angeles. PAGE 6
Society. PAGE 6
Shipping. , PAGE 6
Citrus fruit report.» .. , PAGE 7
Sports. PAGES 10-11
Editorial and Letter Box. . PAGE 12
Theaters. PAGE 3
Jury renders verdict of not guilty In case of
Frank F. Skelly. charged with wife mur
der. PAGE 1
Hon finds mother and his brother by report
of fire. PAOT 1
Christian church delegates raise WHO In
few minutes at Long Beach for students*
aid. ' • PAGE 14
Pasadena council shelves revised offer of
service by Southern California Edison
company. , PAGE 14
Governor Gillett scores Chlco normal board
for exonerating accused president, Dr. '
C. C. Van Llow. PAGB 3
U. S. Senate Committee to Investigate
Procedure for l'errln case. < PAGE D
San Francisco police probe death of two
in bay. PAGE 5
Revenue cutter Perry wrecked on coast of
Alaska. PAGE 6
Miners discuss formation of new labor
union of national scope. ' . PAGE 16
Returns from Kansas primaries show al
most complete sweep for Republican In
surgents. , PAOB 1
Illinois tax reform league claims Chi"
cagoans have dodged 115,000,000 taxes.
Party leaders may force president to
throw Secretary Ballinger overboard '
to preserve harmony. PAGE 9
Roosevelt visits Pennsylvania coal minors
to see how workers live. PAGE 16
Commissioner of labor King brings end to
Grand Trunk strike. PAGE X
Solicitor Sends Cablegram Asking
Dentist to Not Resist
Authorities Fail to Learn Identity
of Those Proffering Aid
to Prisoner
(Associated Press)
QUEBEC, Aug. 2.— Dr. Hawley H.
Crlppen has friends In London who be
lieve he did not slay his wife, Hello
Elmore, and they are| willing to pay
for a lawyer Jo defend him when he is
tried there for murder. He received
proof of this tonight when his jailer
handed him tho following cablegrafti
from a London solicitor:
"Dr. H. H. Crlppen, care Inspector
Dew, Quebec: Your friends deslro me
to defend you and will pay all neces
sary expenses. Will undertake your
defense, but you must promise to keep
absolute silence and answer no ques
tions, and do not resist extradition.
Reply confirming, as a good deal must
be done at once. Arthur Newton."
This unexpected message brought to
the accused dentist the first gleam of
hope since his arrest.
Whether Crippen has accepted the
proposed assistance could not be
learned tonight. Tho identity of the
friends who volunteered their funds ln
his behalf could not be ascertained,
and nothing Is known here about the
solicitor who signed the telegram.
Judging from his behavior since he
was arrested, tho pale little prisoner on
Quebec Heights did not need the warn
ing to remain silent. A single mono
syllable negative to his jailer's Inquiry
whether he wished to give out any
public statement was the only messago
that came from him today.
Reading In his cell or silently pacing
the corridor where he Is allowed to
exercise for part of the day, Crippen
shows a desire for little except to be
let alone.
LONDON, Aug. 2.—Arthur Newton,
the London solicitor, who has cabled
Dr. Crlppen his willingness to under
take Crlppen'B defense. Is a criminal
advocate who has been connected with
many, cases of a sensational character.
Pair Face Monotonous 2 Weeks'
Wait Before Law Acts
QUEBEC, Aug. 2.— Crippen and
Miss Leneve, the two prisoners who
have focused the eyes of the world on
this old French city on the St. Law
rence, slept last night the sleep of
complete exhaustion, following the or
deal of the preceding hours.
Crippen and the girl now face two
weeks or more of monotonous waiting.
There will be no more legal proceedings
in the case until August __>, when they
will have another purely formal ap
pearance in court to give them a last
opportunity of demanding a writ of
habeas corpus or any other legal relief
to which they may feel entitled. .
' Unless they change their expressed
Intention, neither will apply for writs
or Interfere in any way with the meth
ods adopted by the police to get them
back to England.
So far as the province of Quebec Is
concerned, legal proceedings aro prac
tically closed. The official documents
regarding the arrest of the couple and
their interrogation by Judges Langeller
and Anglers of the court of special ses
sions were forwarded last night to Ot
tawa for the signature of the governor
general. v
The color is beginning to return to
Miss Leueve's cheeks, and this morning
the matron at the Jail hospital said she
looked a triile less forlorn than when
she was taken there yesterday after
noon from the house of Chief of Detect
ives McCarthy. Miss Leneve, who left
the Montrose in garments loaned to her
by the ship's, stewardess, was today
supplied with a neat white dress, which
added to the improvement in her ap
Crippen, taciturn and seeming to a
considerable extent to have recovered
his composure, has volunteered noth
ing since ids arraignment yesterday
which might help the police in solving
the mystery surrounding the disap
pearance of his wife.
The detectives would like to gather
from the accused some additional evi
dence, but unless present signs fail
they will receive no help in this lino
from Dr. Crippen. . •
"Crippen is no fool," said Inspector
Dew, .and no one questioned his
Accordingly, It Is generally believed
that tho police are resting their hopes
on Miss Lenevo. If she does not
possess the key to the mystery they
think she" can at least aid them mater
ially In a reconstruction of the cir
cumstances leading up to the disap
pearance of Belle Elmore. It Is known
that Mrs. Crlppen was juealous of her
husband's typist and the police have
no doubt that Miss Leneve was aware
of this jealousy.
They will not use any "third degree
methods in interviewing Miss Leneve,
but more subtle inll_u_»uces already are
at work. The girl prisoner Is being
treated with the greatest consider
ation. She showed the effect of this
today, appearing to be much better
in body and mind than on yesterday,
when, following the collapse after her
arrest she was considered too ill to
appear in court.
Miss Leneve has mver been placed
(Continued on Pace lour)
Trainmen Granted Increase of
18' Per Cent from
May 13, 1910
Thirty Per Cent Raise to Go Into
Effect on First Day
of 1912
(Associated Press)
OTTAWA, (int., Aug. 2.—* The strike
of conductors, trainmen and yard men,
which began on the Grand .Trunk and
the Central Vermont systems on July
18, was officially called off tonight.
Under the terms of the agreement,
signed by President Hayes for the
railroad and all the union officials, the
men will receive, dating back to May
13 this year, an average of approxi
mately 18 per cent, and beginning Jan
uary 1, 1910, a rate of wages slightly
below the Eastern association schedule,
for which they struck, but an advance
in many instances of ovor 30 per cent.
Much credit for the successful out
come of tho peace negotiations is
given to W. L. Mackenzie King, min
ister of labor, who has persisted in his
efforts to bring the men together de
spite discouraging setbacks.
In the case of the Central Vermont,
the same settlement applied with the
exception that the standardization to
be applied on July 1, 1912, is to be
that of tho Rutland railway, a road
in the same territory, and not that of
the Canadian Pacific, which will only
apply to the Grand Trunk system.
President Garretson of the conduc
tors and President Lea of the train
men both, declare they are satisfied
with the terms of the settlement.
The District Attorney of Nevada
County Killed; 3 Hurt
GRASS VALLEY, Aug. 2.—Hurled
over an embankment out of his auto-
mobile. in which he and three others
had been riding, and pinioned under
the weight of the machine in the hol
low thirty feet below, District Attorney
Thomas S. Ford of Nevada county was
instantly killed late this afternoon
about a mile from here.
a- A. J. Donzel of San Francisco, form
erly president of the California Fire
works company, was thrown clear of
the wreckage, but struck the ground
with such force that he sustained In
juries which may prove fatal. His
nose was broken and he la bleeding
Samuel Colt, mining engineer at the
Norambagua mine, who was driving
the car, and r.obert S. Smith, the
chauffeur, who was temporarily acting
as Colt's instructor in his first lesson
in driving, escaped with only minor
Ford was entertaining Colt and Don
zel In his new machine, which ar
rived from San Francisco last Sunday.
On the return trip to Grass Valley Colt
asked to be allowed to run the car
and, with Ford's permission, Smith
agreed to assist Colt in handling the
wheel and brakes. ,
The machine was coasting on the
brink of an embankment when Colt
turned to the right to permit the pass
age of a horse and buggy. When the
rig had passed Colt, instead of turn
ing to the left again, pressed the wheel
over the right and in an instant the
machine had plunged over the bank.
Santa Cruz Capitalist Marries a
Woman 25 Years of Age
SANTA CRUZ, Aug. 2— Surprising
all of his friends and relatives, Judge
J. 11. Logan, the man who founded the
town of Brookdale and who is now
rounding out his eightieth year, was
secretly married yesterday to Miss M.
E. t'ouson, a stenographer, who lias
still to celebrate her twenty-fifth
birthday anniversary.
The marriage ceremony was per
formed in the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Couson of
Judge Logan was at one time presid
ing judge in the local superior court.
Besides other interests he holds the
presidency of the Pitt River Power
company a»id is prominently interest
ed in local affairs.
Montana Forest Supervisor Will
Make Request
BUTTE, Mont., Aug. District For
est Supervisor Mason, whose headquar
ters is at Anaconda, stated today that
he would suggest to the forest author
ities that an appeal be made at once to
the war department to assign regular
troops to fight the forest fires In Mon
tana and Idaho, which are rapidly get
ting beyond control.
It Is understood there is no existing
provision for such use of the army, but
It is believed tho secretary of war
might order out. the troops In view of
the emergency. It Is almost Impossible
to secure sufficient citizens to fill the
ranks of the scores of companies of the
state militia now engaged in combat
inir the flames alone the Idaho line. i
Two Men Sent to Jail as Preliminary
to Fight on Light Rate Ordinance
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Engineers Conquering the Colorado;
Imperial Valley Is Safe from Drouth
EL CENTRO, Cal., August 2.—lmperial valley water condi
tions are becoming better hourly. The pile tresttle for a temporary
dam across the Colorado river a.t the intake is now three-fifths of
the way across the river and will be completed by Friday, when
engineers will start the dumping of material against the piles.
There has been an increase of 262 feet of water in the intake
since yesterday. When work began the intake was receiving 700
feet and now about 1000 feet is received. The river shows a slight
rise, with more reports coming.
Two shifts are working twelve hours each on the dam and
three shifts are working eight hours each on dredging the intake.
The prospects are gpod for a continued increase in the flow until
the intake carries the normal amount of water.
Engineer Ockerson, designated by President Taft to have
charge of the government work on the Colorado, has arrived and is
making plans.
The people in the section affected by the work are jubilant and
all fears for the future of the valley are rapidly being stilled. En
gineer Ockerson is confident that he will soon have the situation
well in hand. .""vr- _•
Brother Meets Brother and His
Mother Who Lived Only
. Thirty Miles Away
living for thirty years in Ignorance of
the whereabouts of his family, Harry
B. Thomas, for twenty years a resi
dent of Rlalto, has found hi% mother
and brother at Ferris, less than thirty
miles from his, home. The reuniting
of mother, son and brother who had
lived for a score of years within a.-few
miles of each other without knowing
it resulted from the fire that destroyed
the home of George Baum of Penis. In
his boyhood days Thomas changed his
name from Baum, when he ran away
from home, and when he read in a Los
Angeles paper the account of the lire
he secured the first intimation that
his brother lived enly a few miles
Thomas went to Ferris and found
not only his brother but his mother.
Tomorrow the two families will join in
a formal reunion, to be celebrated at
the Thomas home in Rialto.
When a boy Thomas ran away from
home, his parents living at that time
on a farm in Canada. Several years
later he returned but found that his
family had moved. He searched sev
eral cities in Canada for ins relatives
but could find no trace of them. In
later years lie married and moved to
California, settling in Rlalto. His
brother had come to California before
Thomas left home and changed his
name, but he was never able to find
trace Of him and supposed him dead
until, he read of his home being de
stroyed by lire. Thomas' family and
moth i" also came to California, join
ing their son at Perris fifteen years
ago, In 1905 his father Mcd, but his
mother, SO years old, Is alive.
Admiral Schley's Flagship Among
Those to Be Inspected
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2.—A naval
board, headed by Bear Admiral
Thomas, began today the task at the
local navy yard of passing on the fate
of three cruisers which but a few
years ago were the undisputed leaders
in their classes.
Tho vessels are the armored cruiser
Brooklyn and the protected cruisers
Columbia and Minneapolis, built as the
commerce destroyers of the navy. The
three cost more than $8,500,000, ex
clusive of armament.
The Columbia and Minneapolis, in
the opinion of tho yard officials, are
most In danger of being consigned to
the Junk pile.
The Brooklyn, Admiral Schley's flag
ship in the Spanish-American war, and
the vessel which played a very actlvu
part at the battle of Santiago, is In
better shape and Is more likely to he
ordered overhauled and modernized.
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Renders a Verdict Clearing Man
Charged with Murder of
Wife at Westminster
SANTA ANA, Aug. "Not guilty"
was the verdict rendered this afternoon
at 4:20 o'clock by the jury In the case
of Frank F. Skelly, charged with the
murder of his wife, Ethel Skelly, on the
morning of May 6, at Westminster.
Following Judge West's instructions,
the jury left the court room at 2:40 p.
m„ and was one hour and forty min
utes in deciding the verdict. When the
words "Not guilty" were uttered in the
court room on the return of the jury
there followed a tumultuous scene, the
friends of the accused man showing
their happiness by cheers and wild ap
plause. All eyes were turned on Skelly
and the aged mother with pale, worn
face, who has so valiantly and tenderly
championed her son. They were In
each other's arms, she weeping wildly
for joy, while Skelly himself was not
The case has been a notable one from
the very magnitude of the crime al
leged, which involved a fiendishness on
the part of the accused man which was
almost beyond conception. Skelly was
charged with having deluged his wife,
Ethel Lewis Skelly, with gasoline, and
of igniting the inflammable gasoline
with intent to commit murder. The
charge was based on the frenzied ac
cusation of the dying woman, who de
clared that her husband had murdered
her. The charges of the wife, specific
ally declaring that he threw the gaso
line on her to murder her, were not
made public until several days after
the burning occurred and after Mrs.
Skelly's death.
The trial began on Monday, July 18'
and was unique in having an alternate
or thirteenth juror sworn In to act as
substitute in any default by sickness
or other mishap of any of tho regular
jurors. D. T. Moore of Orange was the
alternate juror, and he listened to all
the evidence throughout the trial. He
was discharged when the regular jury
was locked up to consider a verdict.
The argument of R. Y. Williams for
the defense closed yesterday's session,
leaving the forenoon of today free for
an Impassioned address to the jury by
his associate, Clyde Bishop of Santa
Ana, formerly assemblyman from Or
ange county. Bishop pleaded for Skel
ly's life to be spared that ho might rear
his children and cherish his gray
haired mother, who devotedly stood by
her accused son all through the trial.
So deeply affected by the words of tho
attorney was Mrs. Bradley, the mother
of Skelly, that she sobbed aloud and
threw herself in the arms of her son.
Skelly was touched with emotion, and
the jurors were visibly affected, as were
many in the crowded court room.
Bishop contended that Skelly's ac
tions following the burning were those
of an Innocent man, fighting to save
his wife from the flames and retraining
from arguing with the suffering and
crazed woman when she accused him of i
having murdered her. He declared the
Insurance policy containing the clause,
by which Skelly became a beneficiary
If his wife died In a burning building
was made years ago. and furnished no
motive; that the relations of Mr. and
Mrs. Skelly were happy, and that bkel-
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Lighting Corporations Send At
torney to State Supreme Court
for Habeas Corpus
Seven-Cent Rate and Charge for
Recarbonizing Are the
Points of Attack
In order that habeas corpus proceed
ings may bo Instituted In the supreme
court of the stale for the purpose of
attacking tho constitutionality of tho
new light rate ordinance which be
came effective July 1, an employe of
the Southern California Edison com
pany and another of tho Pacific Light
and Power company were Incarcerated
in tho city jail yesterday for alleged
violations of the ordinance, in default
of $200 bail.
P. 11. Goodrich, a collector for the
Pacific Light and Power company, is
accused of charging customers of the
company lor the recarbonlzlng of In
candescent lamps, in strict violation of
the ordinance. The charge against
Samuel C. Haver, collector for tho
Southern California Edison company,
is that he has been making customers
of the company pay for electricity at
the old rate of 9 cents a kilowatt hour,
instead of at tho rate of 7 cents.
The complaints against the employes
were formally filed in Police Judge
Rose's court yesterday morning, but
no warrants for the arrest of the de
fendants were Issued. Goodrich and
Haver surrendered themselves to the
authorities in the morning and at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon appeared
in court for their arraignment on the
Attorneys Thomas A. Sanson and
Harry J. Bauer represented the array
of legal talent that has been retained
by the lighting corporations to fight
the ordinance. The complaints were
formally read by Judge Rose and tho
defendants were Informed of their
rights under the laws of this state.
"If tlie court please, the defendants
at this time would like to ask the court
for time in which to enter their pleas
to the charges against them," said At
torney Sanson after the complaint had
been read. There was a whispered
conference between the attorneys for.
the defense and City Prosecutor Eddie,
and after a few minutes the court was
taken into the conference. The defend
ants were finally given until August
10 at 10 o'clock to enter their pleas and
bail was fixed at $200 in each case.
"But, If the court please," said San
son, "that Is really more than the de
fendants can give."
"You have my sympathy," dryly ob
served the court, and Haver and Good
rich were beckoned into the prisoners*
docket by the court bailiff as prisoners
of the law in behalf of their employers,
so that the latter might wage a court
battle against the reduction of lighting
The men were soon taken to the desk
sergeant's office, where they were
booked and searched as common pris
oners. Although the "test case", pris
oners were mercilessly teased by court
attaches and newspapermen, they took
all the banter In the best of good
humor and did not appear disturbed
at having to occupy cells in the city
bastile over night In the interest of
their corporations.
Attorney Herbert J. Goudge, coun
sel for the Pacific Light & Power com
pany, left Los Angeles last night on
the Owl train for San Francisco, where
he will go before the state supreme
court this morning and apply for a
writ of habeas corpus for the release
of the prisoners. Although it is not
customary to apply In the highest
court' of the state for the writ, the
companies are taking this means of
bringing the validity of the ordinance
to a speedy issue. The writ may be I
issued today and a date set for the
arguments. . *[: ;_■ ?■£ ■"
The two lighting companies hold that
the city council has not power to reg
ulate the rates charged patrons. They
further assert that the percentage of
their earnings will be greatly in
duced If the new rates are sustained.
The complaint filed against the Pa
cific company alleges that 20 cents
was charged Guy K. Woodward, pro
prietor of the Woodward hotel, at 421
West Eighth street, for the recarl I
izing of several incandescent lamps.
The complaint against the Edison
company alleges that nine cents per
kilowatt hour was charged the Jew
elry firm of Donovan & Semans, 253
South Spring street, for electricity,
when the ordinance stipulates a seven
cent rate.
The Edison company, It Is under
stood, will fight the section of the or
dinance reducing the rate and the
other company will fight that portion
relating to the non-charging for the re
carbonizing of globes.
Judge William A. Cheney, counsel
tor the Los Angeles Gas & Electric
corporation; H. H. Trowbridge, coun
sel for the Southern California Edison
company, the law firm of O'Melveny,
Stevens and MUliken and Herbert J.
Goudge have been ietalned as coun
sel to represent the lighting corpora
tions in their fight against the ordi
nance, which they declare la invalid
and unconstitutional. *
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—President
Taft has approved the court-martial
finding sentencing to dismissal Captain
Robert H. Peck, Twenty-fourth In
fantry, recently tried In the depart
ment of the east and found guilty of
conduct unbecoming an officer and a
gentleman, disrespectful behavior tow
ard his commanding officer, and con
duct to tho prejudice of good order
and military discipline. His dismissal
will take place Thursday of this week.
Captain Peck was graduated from
West Point in 1809.

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