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vol. XXVIII. l>T?Tr»l?' nc\ f^FIVTH BY carrier M'.MIIEIt 27. 1 lIILJIi . i)U l^JiliM Ik) I'KR MONTH FREDERICKS HOLDS JAIL DOORS OPEN FOR QUESTIONERS District Attorney Threatens to Arrest Man Who Asks Him a Poser HOOTED OUT OF GLENDORA Citizens Laugh the Candidate to Scorn After He Menaces with Authority By threatening arrest and dire pun ishment to those who attempted to ask him a few simple questions, District Attorney John 1). Fredericks managed to pull through a political meeting held in his Interests last night at Glen dora. After llnlahing, however, he was hooted and laughed out of town. Fredericks threatened to arrest a man who asked him why, if all the ac cusations Thomas Lee Woolwlne. has made against him are false— why he didn't have Woolwlne arrested for li bel. It was a poser for the worried district attorney and he hedged behind his authority as district attorney not only refusing to answer the question juit, but threatening to punish thu man who dared to propound the query. The meeting was a failure from be ginning to end. After be had har angued the crowd of perhaps lifty citi zens of Glendora, ami surrounding country for two hours and a half—at tacking not only his opponent, Thomas !.<•. Woolwine, but also city prosecutor, Guy Eddie and Attorney Fleming, who are opposing him for re-election, the crowd left the hall. Not once during the entire evening iliil tiio district at torney manage lv provono applause from his auditors. Shortly after he had started denounc ing Woolwine and boosting himself as the only true servant or the people, Fredrick C. Scliit'tnian, a prominent Republican, who had been an uttentlvo listener during the forepart of the evening, inquired casually, Why, if the accusations made by Woolwlne were all false, the district attorney, With his largo force of deputies, did not have Woolwlne arrested for libel. TKIEB TO lUNOKE Ql KSTION Tlio district attorney was stumped for a minutu and a titter ran Unougn the crowd. Then Fredericks tried to ignore his questioner "Why don't you have him arrested V Jlr. Schiffniaii aBlMd again. "Because his charges are not libol,' snapped back FredncKa In anger, "ills charges arc slander — nothing more. Now 1 want you to tie still, "liv coutln ued, in rising Ire. ".Everywhere I go someone tries to break up my meeting* by asking mv questions. I won't have it hen-.' Mr. Scbiffman did not press thu har assed man' for any further answers. ]le realised tlieru was none forthcom ing, lie slated afterwards. A little lat >er a noiso was heard in the ball out side the room in which Fredericks was speaking. "Is there an of (leer present?" yelled Fredericks, still smarting under the for mer interruption, "ir there is, I want that man arrested at once." An officer was sent for. The enn utable of Glendora sent back word that ho would be delighted to atrcst iiic offender if some one would swear out a warrant. Then Fredericks asked for a Justi** of the peace, that he might swear out a complaint. No justice was present and the district at torney started his attack on Woolwlne ami ilia associates again. There wan another interruption from thu hall, where a number of men, an xious to have Fredericks answer a number of questions were talking. This time Fredericks announced from the platform that, as soon as he was through talking he would place the man who ask d him the first ques tion under arrest himself. Ah the district attorney quitted the hall, he met Scbiffman at tuo head of tile stairs. OBDKRS AN ABBJtn "Anil I'll now put YOU under arrest ami take you back to Los Angeles With me." "Show your authority," said Mr. Schiflman. "I have it—you know I am DIS TRICT ATTORNEY," shouted the irate Fredericks, "Do you resist ar ris I." he continued excitedly. "Xo, I'll go with jmu," calmly re plied Schiftman. much to everybody's. Including the district attorney's, sur prised "Coma right down mul jump in my machine. I'll take you to town." "Get into mine," siid Fredericks. "Not on your life." replied Sehii'f man, "I am sure my machine will take me to Los Angeles—l'm not so sure al out youis." Fredericks then threatened to send an officer for Sehlffman in the morning. With this threat lie walked out of the crowd, toward his machine, threaten ing to return and take SehllTir.au with him. As he left a shout of derision \\fut up from the crowd. Fredericks got his machine and drove away, with out attempting to molest the man w"iom he could not bluff further, and Schlff.n; i, with the street for an au dltori m turned the tall end of the Fredericks meeting into a meeting for Thomas Lee Woolwine. Mr. SchilYman Is one of the most prominent Republicans in the section and is a member of the Republican club which had Fredericks as a guest last evening. In fact, lie says that It was 1 is $10 which p-ii<l the printing and hall bills for the meeting, PREDICT KILLING FROSTS WILL NEARLY REACH GULF WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 Killing frosts are predicted by the weather bu reau for tomorrow ludnilng throughout the western and central states and to extend Friday night Into the eastern section of the country and almost us far south us the gulf coast. A cold «ay« of great. magnitude to day covered the west, with its center in th» Hiwky mountain rfglon. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For T.os Angeles unil vicinity: Fair Frl dnyj fog In morning; light north wind, changing to went. Maximum temperature, yesterday, 73 degrees; minimum tempera ture, 5J degrees. LOS ANGELES Dell will make seventeen speeches In citrus belt tomorrow. PAGE 11 Letter! to Good Government organlza tlon show many will bolt Fredericks for district attorimy. PAGE 11 Judge Mct'ormlc.k swoons In street car. PAGE 11 Ten leading lawyers Indorse Pasadena man for superior judge. . PAGE 11 Vice President Cass of local T. M. C. A. opens campaign to bring Inter national convention to Los Angeles. PAGE 13 Nearly twenty witness's tell grand Jury about Times explosion. PAGE) l Internal Revenue Collector Parker makes arrangements for collection of corpora tion taxes. PAGE 4 President Equality league challenges state ment of head of Antl-Suffrago association. s PAGE 4 Friends fear former rich man will die be fore court decides case. PAOH 4 Dental association will treat poor children free. PAGE 4 Methodist church of Southern California opens forty-first annual conference. PAGE C Scottl and dl Pasquall open Philharmonic concert course. PAGE 5 Judge Conrey declares Sirs. Mary Furman rightful Iwlr to $30,000 estate left by Mrs. Margaret Cleaveland of Santa Monica. PAGE 8 Charges against assistant superintendent of lire alarm bureau are sustained. PAGE 8 Thomas Lee Woolwlne, candidate for dis trict attorney, speaks to enthusiastic gathering at San Pedro. PAGE 8 Police arrest Mexican laborer for killing house painter In saloon. PAGE 8 Swift auto strikes woman with child In her arms. PAGE 8 Vinegar factory men sue.l for $10,900 for failure to convert grape stock. PAGE 8 Charitable citizens contribute toward fund to save Mission road home of Mrs. Dol ores Vldal. PAGE 9 Park commission to petition official bodies for concrete bridge across Arroyo Seco. PAGE 9 Andrew McGee, veteran Odd Fellow, sits on monument In cemetery and shoots lilm self through head. PAGE 8 Mayor tells power companies there Is room for all In Los Angeles. PAGE 18 Two Los Angeles women commit suicide In their homes. PAGE IS Theaters. page 4 Society and clubs. PAGE 5 Personals. PAGE 6 Mining and oil fields. PAGE 0 Shipping. PAGE 6 Citrus fruit report. PAGE 6 Building permits. PAGE) 7 Markets and financial. PAGE 7 News of the courts. . PAGE 8 Municipal affairs. PAGE 8 Editorial and letter box. PAGE 10 Politics. PAGE 11 City brevities. PAGE 11 Sports. PAGE 13 Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 13 Classined advertising. •PAGES J3-15 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Fail to solve mystery of Pasadena foundry explosion. ; • • PAGE 13 Complaint Is filed against Rlalto Irri gation district that may. Involve $1, --000,000 of water bonds. PAGE 13 Mrs. Taylor sues husband for $2500 a month maintenance. page 13 Michigan girl returned diamond ring by Long Beach chief of police. ■ , PAGB IS Body of Lons Beach man, missing over, a month, found burled near home. . PAGB 9 Long Ileach veteran of Civil War, decor., ated for valor, becomes benedict. PAGE 9 COAST Santa Ana residents give Hiram John son rousing reception. PAOE 11 Fraud charges repeated In ordering recount of Taeoma population. PAGE 1 Sheriff of Fresno county places guards to prevent escape of Industrial Workers of World. PAGE 2 Prohibitionists make strenuous efforts to get their views in Arizona constitution. ..>■• : PAOE 3 Big meeting In Ran Francisco will call for merchant marine and big Pacific fleet. PAGE 18 EASTERN Government loses millions by new frauds in New York customs house. PAGK 1 St. Paul circuit court Issues Injunction against Southern California lemon rate. PAGE 1 Cardinal reports to pope on his Impres sions Of America. PAGERS Chicago policeman who tries to break up street suffragist meeting Is routed. PAGE 2 President Itlpley of Santa Fa defends rail roads against charges of watering stock and defrauding public. PAGE 2 Youth claiming to be grandson of former Premier Gladstone held by St. Louis police. PAGB 2 Twelve Imprisoned bankers at Leavenworth federal prisons see hope foS- pardon. PAGE 3 Judge Alton B. Parker again criticises Colonel Roosevelt. PAGE 3 Witness tells Interstate commission that In creased rates will decrease movement of freight. PAGE 18 Ilawley and Post, heroes of greatest ba\ loon fight on record, describe voyage In Canada. PAGE 2 Colonel Roosevelt attacks partner of Dlx. PAGE 2 Long Island aviation racers are driven backwards by wind. t PAGE 13 Americans organizing auxiliary to aid first national nice congress. PAGE 16 KING GEORGE ACCEPTS BAY STATE MILITIA HONOR British Monarch Elected by An cient Artillery Company LONDON, Oct. 27.—King George ac cepted today honorary membership In the Ancient and Honorable Artillery company of Massachusetts. Notifica tion of his election was conveyed to his majesty by a committee presented at Marlborough house. The Americans present were Capt. John D. Nichols, Liout. Francis H. Appleton and Col. Sydney M. Hedges, past commander. The king cordially welcomed the pro posal that his name be placed on the roster of the regiment, saying: "I appreciate greatly your action through which I become associated with the oldest military organization ot the United states. "[ trust that the brotherly an/1 inti mate relations which has long existed between the Ancient and Honorable Ar tillery company of Mnssachu.settts anil the parent organization in London and the Interchange of visits may maintain ever the spirit of comradeship between the reglmenU and Increase tin; friendly relations o£ the two cuuntriea." FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1910. MANY WITNESSES TELL GRAND JURY ABOUT EXPLOSION None Attributes Times Disaster to Accident, It Is Declared BURNS HITS A NEW TRAIL Detective and Two of His Men Disappear in Wilds Near Portland The special grand jui«y to Investigate the Times disaster held Its first ses sion yesterday and examined nearly twenty witnesses. By these witnesses the names of those wno met death in the explosion wore ascertained and the manner of their death in a few in stances described. Considerable evi dence relative to tlio cause of the ex plosion was also given, W. H. Mul holland, aqueduct eng-lneer and one of the committee appointed by Mayor Alexander to Investigate the disaster, being the principal witness along these linos. As far as known none of the evidence given yesterday would tend to support a tlioory that the explosion wus an ac cident. Of the witnesses examined re garding the cause of the disaster ail have heretofore expressed reasons for believing that the explosion was due to dynamite. More witnesses will tes tify as to the circumstances of the explosion today, and it is anticipated by those who have been following the case that late this afternoon the grand Jury will reach a conclusion as to the cause of the explosion. This will be followed by the service of subpoenas on the northern witnesses who are to testify regarding the "dynamite trail" left by Schmidt, Bryson and ('apian and as to the past affiliations, connec tions and movements of the three suspects. NEW CLEW TO SVSPECT9 While the Brand jury is probing into the cnse in the city. Detective Burns and two of his men have struck out on a new clew as to the whereabouts of the suspects. Burns has completely disappeared as far as any communi cation to the police is concerned and is lost somewhere in the wild country surrounding Portland. This is the re gfon best known to the suspect Caplan. It was at Portland that on October 10 a man resembling Caplan and a com panion with bandaged eyes were seen to leave a train from San Francisco. In some of the papers left by Caplan at his home In San Francisco there was mysterious mention of going- north. i i plan's wife declares that when her husband left her ho said he was going on a peddling expedition. There were other clews that turned the chase of Detective Burns from the bay region to ihe Oregon city. Developments in Portland have now led Burns to the surrounding country, where, armed with a mass of lnmormatlon concern ing the suspects' friends the detective will seek to hunt the trio down. The local authorities are taking lit tle stock in the theory that the sus pects may be aboard the steamer San Juan, which reached Acapulco, Mexico, from Ran Francisco yesterday. Before either the steamc-rs City of Sydney or San Juan left San Francisco October lo and 16. respectively, for Mexican and Central American ports, they were boarded by detectives and no one an swering the descriptions of the sus pected dynamitors was found. A dis patch received from Mexico City last night says that the Acapulco corre spondent of th 9 Mexican Herald, in a telegram received in Mexico City late yesterday afternoon, denied that any arrests of persons suspected" of being the Los Angeles dynamiters had been made there. BREACH IS WIDENING In San Francisco the breach between the forces headed by Attorney Itogers of this city and Chief of Police Sey mour seems steadily widening. Rogers had an appointment with the chief yesterday morning but failed to keep It. When he finally did meet Seymour in the afternoon he declared that he had been running down some clews of his own in the case and had served none of the subpoenas which he took from Los Angeles to San^Franciseo. Rogers, however, denied that any clash had occurred. In a statement made at his hotel he said: "An evident effort has been made and is still being made by a certain faction In this city to create friction between myself and Chief of Police Seymour. There has been no misun derstanding between the chief and my self and I have not complained to the Los Angeles authorities that I have not been accorded due courtesy here." The grand jury probe in this city yesterday was lacking in sensational "features and served purely to lay the foundations for developments which are expected to come later. The dis trict attorney's office was represented ■before the jury by C. r. HcComas, assistant district attorney, and the questioning of each witness was v«ry brief. t VICTIMS' WIDOWS TESTIFY Among the witnesses called yester day were four women who lost hus bands by death in the explosion. Theso were Mrs. Kilna M. Johnson, widow of Charles Johnson; Mrs. Charles Gulli ver, widow of a linotype operator; Mrs. R. L. Sawyer, widow of a tele graph operator, and Mra. Mary Crane. Several of tlie, women witnesses were much affected during their examina tion and left the jury room with tear stained eyes. Mrs. Sawyer had an ill child at home and was particularly affected by the ordeal. The testimony of these four women simply went to~ ward establishing that their husbands met death in the explosion and fire. During the noon recess of the grand Jury Foreman Charles Wier called the newspaper men about him and made emphatic denial of a story that cer tain members of the grand jury, after their names had been made public, had received threatening letters. The foreman stated that Immediately after the Jury assembled he had questioned each member and none had received a letter or letters of any kind relating to the case. He declared that the publication of such a story had in flicted needless alarm on the wives (Continued on i'ago 'i'lireej Snapshot of Theodore Bell, Democratic Nominee for Governor, and His Running Mate, Tim Spellacy 5%... MILLIONS LOST IN NEW CUSTOM LEAK Collector Loeb Starts Inquiry Into Frauds Practiced by Fruit Importers NEW YORK. Oct. 27.—Another al leged leakage in the customs service, whereby it is estimated that duties ranging into the millions have been diverted fsom the federal treasury, be ramp known today and is being inves tigated by William Loeb, Jr., collector of the port. The inquiry deals with rebates nl lowed importers of fruits on shipments reported as decayed or unfit for mar ket. As the number of inspectors was tno small to permit a complete examina tion of all cargoes, an agreement "'ts reached some time ago between Import ers and customs officials whereby It' an allowance for decay was claimed an inspection of only 5 per cml of the cargo was made nnd the percentage of decay found in this portion alone ap plied to the whole cargo. It is now claimed that frequently the rebates thus allowed were excessive. Rebates on lemons are said to rep resent the greatest loss, and unofficial estimates of the amount turned from the treasury on this item alone since the McKlnley tariff law became effect ive range from $1,500,000 to $3,000,000. The duty paid on lemons since 189S ex ceeds $18,000,000. UNION GARMENT WORKERS' STRIKE IS REINFORCED Employes of Tailoring Firm As- sailed by Union Pickets CHICAGO, Oct. 27.—Peace, expected today in the strike of union garment workers, particularly those employed by Hart Sehaffner & Marx, was put to rout by a general call for a sympathetic strike and by a smiil riot which led to the arrest of three, strikers early in the day. Employes entering a small side branch shop of the tailoring firm were assailed by union pickets and sym pathizers. Sticks and stones wero thrown back and forth, but the injuries Inflicted were slight. Three of the assailants were an by the detail of police which has been on guard since the first riots a week ago. RENO CITY CLERK FACES EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE RENO, Nev., Oct. 27.—City Clerk H. E. Christie was today arrested on com plaint of Chief of Police Burke, charg ing embezzlement of city funds. Kail la tixed at $10,000, and he is in cus tody of an officer. A defalcation in his office amount ing to $7890 was brought to light last Monday by Auditor C. H. Stoddard after an investigation which followed the failure of the clerk to make a settlement at the last quarter. CRIPPEN APPEAL IS FILED LONDON, Oct. 27.—Solicitor Newton entered an appeal In the court of criminal appeals today In the verdict of the criminal court which found his client, Dr. Hawley H. Crippen ;uilfv of the murder Of hi* wife and .li il him to fliath on November 8. It Is probable the hearing on tha ap peal will bo expedited, though it may be necessary to postpone tha execution. EXPRESS DRIVERS' STRIKE THREATENS TO BE GENERAL NEW YORK, Oct. 27.—The strike of express wagon drivers and helpers spread from the >'ew Jersey waterfront to Manhattan today and assumed a morn serious aspect. Service was almost haHed at both the (.ran.l <;entrul and West Shore stations In this city and tonight a threat of a general strike designed to tie up the whole metropolitan district was made by the officers of the International Broth erhood of Teamsters, There wan further rioting during the day following the arrival of strike breakers from Sew York In New Jer sey. Wagon helpers employed by both the Adainx and American Express companies in New York Joined the walkout and the Adams helpers, In Jersey City also struck. Both the I'nlted States and, Wells Fargo companies were already In volved In the trouble. Efforts of the companies to continue the service with the strikebreakers brought the threat of a general strike. INJUNCTION HALTS NEW LEMON RATE St. Paul Judges Hold Up Ruling That Favored Southern California Shippers ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 2T.--Judges Vandeventer, Sanborn and Adams, In the United State! circuit court, late tins afternoon handed down an order re straining the interstate commerce com mission from putting into effect a re duced rate on lemons from Southern California to the Atlantic seaboard. The opinion further states that the case will shortly k" to the newly cre ated commerce court, which must ren der the final derision in the case. The lemon rate case was brought by the Santa F*e and several Other rail roads against the Interstate imerce commission, and an application for an Interlocutory Injunction was argued i> - fore circuit Judges Sanborn, Vande venter and Adams last week. The lemon c:ise, which is challenged by the railroads, in what is known as a blanket rate of $1 per luo pounds for the transportation of lemons in car loads from Southern California to any point between the Rocky mouni and the Atlantic seaboard. The pres ent rate is $1.15 per 100 pounds-. The rate is $1 per 100 pounds whether the lemons be destined for Denver, Kansas City, Chicago, Philadelphia. New York of Isoston. This rate was prescribed by the interstate commerce commission last June, and it is i.eid to be a discriminatory and Inequitable rate. In that it make* the railroads carry the lemons 3500,m11rs at the sanw rate as for 1000 or 1500 miles The opinion says the question pre sented is new and important, and the fudges all have such serious doubt of the validity of such a rate that they are of the opinion that its enforcement should bo enjoined until its validity can be determined. "For tiiin reason," the court lays, "the circuit Judges postpono the further hearing upon the application for an injunction until the organization of the commerce court, and they also grant a restraining order against the enforce ment of the rate In the meantime. PRISON BURNS; CONVICTS FLEE SAVANNAH, Oft., Oct. 27.—A dis patch from Mllledgevllle says the main building 1 of state prison farm quarters there was destroyed by fire tonight. Seven of the 206 prisoners confined then*- escaped. CTTVrr^T I. Y1 PI !<■■<•«• i»ait,t so. on trains bo. oIIMjiJU-i-' VyV/X xi^n . sekdays 50. on TRAINS io» DURAND REPEATS CHARGE OF FRAUD New Count of Noses in Tacoma Ordered by Census Director (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—Reiterating and emphasizing his previous allega tion of fraud In connection with the census of Taooma, Wash., Director of : Census Durand today forwarded to the \ Tacoma committee a letter conceding 1 j the request for a re-enumeration of the population of that city. The director makes the condition that no private individual or private organization shall in any way under take to Interfere with, or assist In the work of re-enumeration, except in such manner as may be approved by him self. "It is my intention," he said; "aft.'! the enumerators have completed their work as fully as possible to giv.-. the local commercial organization nn op portunity to ascertain whether nimee should be added, but until that Circe no proposition whatever of private !n- ! drvlduaia or organizations will be per mitted." He closes this warning with the de claration that if any such Interference should be attempted, enumeration would cease a.tone. Midi FRAUD EVIDENCE In the body of his letter, Mr. Du rand says; "The recount is not conceded be cause of any doubt whatever as to tie existence and great extent of the frauds In the origlnaj enumeration. The evidence of such frauds is overwhelm ing. "it is a fact, hi wever, that by rea son of the method of frauds pursusl, the methods of eliminating the fraud ulent names which had to b 1 utilized may have resulted In th ■ elimination I of some names of bona lid; residents. The people of Tacoma In the absence of a re-enumeration always will he lleve that the number "t bon i flde names thus ellminati d was larga and a recount will furnish the only means by which the. question can be prop erly settled." Giving the reasons for his charges, Mr. Durand repeats his original alle gation that a large number of the enumerators admitted the addition of I thousands of names; that Spec al agent McKenzle reported the inclusion of many flctltj IUS names, and t! at the schedules themselves b ar evidence of, Uie fraud. TACOMA WANTS MILITARY TOURNAMENT HELD THERE) WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—The dele-| gatlon from Tacoma, Wash., that came: here to ask for a new census, appealed to the war department today to have Tacoma .selected as the place for the international military tournament to be held this year. Mat.-(len. Wood, chief of staff of the army told the delegation that Tacoma's application would be given considera tion. AMERICAN GIRL KILLS SELF IN LATIN QUARTER PARIS, Oct. 27.—l.:iss Luclnda Fairer of New Orleans, daughter of Edward H. Farrer, president of the American Bur association, committed suicide by inhaling gas in her rooms In the Latin quarter early this morning. A letter that lay on the table ex plained that aha had been sick and dis couraged and had no wish to live. She had been studying the piano hero for years. .:. 2 CENTS IT'S NOT MEN, BUT S.P. SYSTEM, I AM AFTER, BELL CRIES Democratic Candidate Gives De nial of Herrin Support at Venice Meeting INTRODUCED AS GOVERNOR No Shackles on Bell, Shouts Spel lacy in Speech of Stand ard Bearer ORANGE BELT ITINERARY OF THEODORE BELL TODAY Leaves Loi Angeles 9 a. m. Speaks ;i: Monrovia at 10 a. m. Leaves Monrovia at 10:30 a. 111. Speaks at Glendora at 11:10 a. m. I.cures Olendora at 11:80 a. m. Speaks at Pomona a I 13 noon. Leaves l'omona at 1:30 p. m. Speaks at Covlna at 2:10 p. in. Leaves C'oviiia ut 2:40 p. m. Speaks at I'iieiile at 3 p. 111. Leaves I'urnte at 3:13 l). 111. Speaks at V.I Monte at 3:30 d. m. Heturns to l.os .Angeles at 4:30 p. m. Kelts at Hotel llollenbeck until 6:30 p. m. Leaves 1.08 .Angeles 6:35 p. 111, Speaks at San J'eflro at 7:30 p. m. Speaks in Long Bench at pier audi torium at M: .■» p. in. liettirnn to Log Angeles at 10:30 p. m. VENICE, Oct. 27.—Venetians met Ti> lore A. Bell, Democratic candi date for governor, with open arms to- lii.Kht. The crowd .of citizens that comfortably filled the groat Venice au ditorium heard the Democratic leader make a stirring address that rallied many votes to his BUpport. A great many of the audience were Republi cans, but they were -,iostly those who have announced themselves for Bell, declaring him the. better man of the two leading candidates for the office. Briefly, ii was a non-partisan, but en thusiastic Bull crowd that turned out tonight to Kreet the man whom ! David Bvana, chairman of the even- Ing, introduced as the "governor." I£ the 1 iraiallty of Bell's reception on the 1.-, li Is indicative of anything, he is assured of a triumphal tour o:~ South ern California. At the meeting which wa= held un der the auspices of the Bell-Spellacy club of Southern California, President J. M. White Introduced David Kvann as chairman. Evans, wlio is a forceful epi Qker, spoke glov.ingly of thn gains made by the Democratic party in var ious parts of California and predicted that the counting of the ballots will show the party ticket to have been carried by a safe majority. Following Bvana was Lorln A. Hand ley, .candi date for romrivss on the. Democratic ; ticket from the seventh district. Hand j ley's remarks were met wth apprecia -1 tlve applause. He made a strong plea for the support Of the beach voters, ■ itincr forcible reasons why he should !)■■ chosen to represent this district in the halls of congress. Previous to the meeting, a pnradn was held on the broad Ocean Front walk. The Venice band played lively march tunes, among 1 which was Pro- CrdaffarelH'B own "Victory March," which was comgosed and util ized In local campaigns, but which was rejuvenated and dedicated especially to the Democratic candidate. The Bell party were met with auto mobiles at Playa del Key. where they arrived at 9 o'clock from Redondo Beach. They were hurried to tho audi torium and their arrival in the hall was the signal for extended applause. Tt was several minutes before thu chairman could make himself heard. When he was able to do so he intro duced Timothy Spellacy ns "the next lieutenant governor of California." Spellacy made a short talk in his char acteristically convincing manner in which he urged the voters to elect Bell governor, assuring them that them are no shackles on Bell and that he is not controlled by corporation Influ ence. Chairman Evans made trie sensation of the meeting when he Introduced Rell as the "governor," declaring him to have "the courage of a Jackson, the wisdom of a Jefferson, the strength of a Lincoln and the good Intentions of a Bryan." DEPLORES Ml 1)-si.|M;i.\u Mr. Bell opened his speech at Venici" by deploring limit slinging, slander and calumny as campaign weapons, and reiterating his refusal to answer sue], attacks by using the same sort of am munition. In part he said: "Finn- years ago when 111 < • only i charge tiny could lay at my door was that I was a young man only 'M and, overly ambitious r refused to attack: the personal character of my opponent, although a great m my men who be lieved they v.. re my t" ;t frlenda ami advisers told me that if 1 would let the people know some things that were being said i could be elected governor. I came very mar to winning that tight and I would have wun if T had received any support from these Insurgent Re publicans who are now taking up my battle. Today I feel that I am about to n allze, the great ambition of my life. 1 know I am on the threshold of the es! victory ever achieved by the Democrats of California. [ know that I am going to be the next governor of this great golden state, but If The prko of my victory is to,bo a campaign of vituperation i refute to pay the pi "I am not going to attack Hiram "\V. Johnson. I am not going to slander or defame him. nor am I going to say any of the rath and slanderous thing! j which he has said of me. If I cannot ted governor of California with- I out sacrificing my principals of honor and character, if i cannot be elected governor without becoming a scandal monger and an assassin of character t (.refer to go back to my little moun tain homo in Napa county and remain a simple citizen, contented with th<> quiet and unassuming duties of a mountain life. "1 am not going to promise you that I will kick W. F. Herrln and Walter (Continued on Pus* Six).