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Great Tieup of All Lines This Side
of-Chicago Threatened
for December
Difference of 7 Per Cent Splits
Men and Officials-Califor
nia Roads Involved
CHICAGO, Nov. 7.—A strike vote
will be taken among the engineers of
sixty-one roads west, south and north
of Chicago following the termination
today of negotiations between the
roads and grand officers of the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Engineers, which
had been under consideration since
September 26.
Wage Increases of approximately 7
per cent and alteration of working con
ditions stood between the negotiators.
Grand Chief Warren S. Stone of the
brotherhood said today he believed the
strike vote would be unanimously in
favor of suspension of work and that
the englnemen would have expressed
their desire by December 10. Imme
diately thereafter he said a last op
portunity would be given the railroads
to meet the workers, and if they ig
nored that opportunity within five
hours every engine west of Chicago
■would be stilled, the fires drawn and
out of the thousands of cabs would
step every driver on duty.
The representative of the enginemen
in the twenty-five conferences which
ended today were:
Warren S. Stone, grand chief; Ash
Kennedy, F. A. Burgess. E. Corngan,
M,, W. Cadlo and H. E. Wills, assistant
grand chiefs. Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers.
They received the advice of fifty
division managers of the brotherhood,
who recently represented the smaller
councils of the order.
Railroad official* as follows heard
the engine drivers' demands: W. B.
Scott, Union Pacific; F. E. Ward,
Burlington; P. C. Batchelder, Chicago
Terminal and Baltimore & Ohio; F.
A. Durham, Misourl, Kansas & Texas;
(r! H. Enorson. Great Northern; T. J.
Foley, Illinois Central; F. C. Fox, At
chison, Topeka & Santa Fe; drant
Hall, Canadian Pacific; H. J. Simmons,
El Paso & Southwestern, and A. \v.
Trenholm. Chicago, St. Paul, Minne-_
apolls & Omaha.
The whole question arose from tho
decision of the engineers In convention
at Detroit last spring.
The general working conditions of
which the enginemen complain include
the following;
Drivers of the Mallett compound en
gines, which do practically tho work of
two engines and entail a correspond
ing responsibility and capability, re
ceive the same wages as drivers of
engines of much smaller capacity.
Engineers wish to be relieved of the
toll of preparing their engines for
travel and of caring for them after
runs They also ask that switching
time be paid for on a different basis.
The magnitude of the wage question
is evinced by a statement of the em
ployes that the 7 per cent wage dif
ference now standing between the
drivers and the railroads means ap
proximately $2,600,000 a year. The cost
of altering working conditions would
be less than 1500,000, it is asserted.
"When the conference began," said
Chairman W. B. Scott of the con
ference committee, "the engineers' de
mands approximated a 27 per cent In
crease. This finally was brought down
to 17 per cent. We finally agreed to a
10 per cent increase, totaling $3,840,000
for the eixty-one roads we represent,
and there we both stuck."
The following list of the lines af
fected was given out:
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fe coast lines;
Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe; Beaumont,
Sour Lake & Western; Canadian Pa
cific; Chicago & Great Western; Chi
cago A Northwestern; Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy; Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul; Colorado & Southern; El
Paso & Southwestern; Galveston,
Houston & San Antonio; Houston &
Shreveport; Houston, East & West
Texas; Indianapolis Southern; Kansas
City Southern; Louisiana Western;
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste.
Marie; Missouri, Kansas & Texas;
Morgan's Louisiana & Texas; North
ern Pacific; Oregon Short Lino;
Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City; St.
Joseph & Grand Island; Southern Kan
sas of Texas: Eastern Railway of
New Mexico; Baltimore & Ohio; Chi
cago Terminal; Canadian Northern;
Chicago & Alton; Chicago, Milwaukee
& Puget Sound; Chicago & Western
Indiana; Chicago Junction; Chicago,
8t Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha; Du
luth, South Shore & Atlantic; Fort
Worth ft • Denver City; Great North
ern; Houston & Texas Central; Illi
nois Central; International & Groat
Northern; Kansas City Terminal; Min
eral Range; Minnesota Transfer:
Missouri Pacific; New Orleans, Texas
& Mexico; Oregon & Washington; Or
egon Railway & Navigation company;
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; St.
Joseph Terminal; St. Louis & San
Francisco; St. Louis, Brwnsvillo &
Mexican; St. Louis Southwestern; San
Antonio and Aransas Pass; San Pedro,
Los Angeles & Salt Lake; Santa Fe,
Prescott & Phoenix: Souther.l Pacific;
Spokane, Portland & Seattle; Tacoma
A Eastern: Texas & New Orleans;
Texas & Pacific; Trinity & Brazos
Valley; Union Pacific; Wichita Valley;
Tazoo & Mississippi Valley.
The wage Increase demand of the
engineers was referred to by repre
sentatives of the railroads before the
interstate commerce commlss(pn In
Chicago.recently as one of the reasons
why higher freight rates ought to be
charged by the railroads. At that
time Vice President Park of the Illi
nois Central and other officials told
the committee there was little doubt
that some increase would ha.ye to b«
granted, and he advised the commit
tee, as did representatives of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the
Chicago & Northwestern that the in
crease would cut off the road's surplus
unless higher rates could be charged.
In view of this, the sudden cessation
For I,oi Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Tuesday; iivi-riHHt In the morning; light
north wind, changing to south. Maximum
temperature yesterday, 67 degree* I mini
mum temperature, SI degrees.
Vaudeville actor fined $100 for cruelty to
animals for spurring horse on stage. I'A< 3 5
H. J. Woollacott, pioneer merchant of this
city, dies after month's Illness. PAGE! 5
Victor C. Henry, frenzied financier, held
to answer at conclusion of preliminary
hearing. PAGE »
Footpad throws acid Into face of Intended
victim. PAGE »
Aged man provides In will that debtors be
not Inconvenienced. PAGE >
Woman gives man beating with hand
satchel for causing her arrest. PAQB 8
An Industrial commission Is favored to
encourage location here of factories. PAGES 8
Court appoints guardian for aged woman
who squanders sudden bequest. PAGE 8
Officials capture five Chinese on Mexican
line near Calexlco. PAGE »
J. Howard Green pleads guiltless to mur
dering Thomas B. Skldmore. PAGE 8
Autolst arrested for displaying Socialistic
signs Is quickly released. PAGE 3
Even Republican leaders admit Democrats
will poll record vote In county. PAGE 1
Handley closes campaign with stirring
speeches to worklngmen. PAGE n
Bids for widening of Ban Pedro harbor are
opened. PAGE 9
Captain of attached shin .Alden Bessie
charged with deporting two stowaways.
Beggar held by police said to have con
fessed that he was responsible for holdup
and murder of Oscar Rueppel. PAGE 6
Anti-Saloon league leader and liquor men
will work hand In hand at the polls.
Los Angeles street railway gets writ
against secretary of state. PAGE 12
New owner believes Incendiary set lire to
house formerly owned by V. J. Zeehande
laar. PAGE 16
After exciting chase police arrest man In
Boyle Heights and book him as suspected
terror. PAGE 12
Real estate broker arrested on charge of
embezzling $2000 from woman. I'AGE 16
Hearing of policeman accused of at
tempted extortion is bezun. PAGE IS
Magazine artist charged with abandon-
Ing wife and three minor children.
County abandons Arroyo Seco fill; orders
plans for bridge. PAGE 5
Building permits. PAGE 6
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Markets and finanolal. PAGE 7
Editorial and letter box. ■ PAGE 10
City brevities. PAGE 11
Politics. PAGES 3-11
Sports. PAGE 12
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. PAGES 11-15
Long Beach girl tells of elopement when
found after long search. PAGE IS
Santa Ana woman has receiver appointed
in her suit for maintenance against'mil
lionaire husband. PAGE) 16
Confetti carnival will wind up Tournament
of Roses at Pasadena. PAGE} 16
Klssel-Kar wins race to Phoenix In re
markable time of 15 hours 44 minutes.
♦ PAGE 13
All hope Is given up for fifteen men en
tombed In mine at Black Diamond. PAGE 2
Landslide for Bell and Democratic
ticket confidently predicted by cam
paign leaders. . ' PAGE 1
Count Zeppelin to launch balloon expedi
tion to north pole. PAGE 9
Engineers of sixty-one railroads west of
Chicago to vote on strike; tie up of every
line In west threatened. PAGE 1
Democrats expect to carry New York state •
and elect three congressmen. PAGE 2
American auto record for 260 miles smashed .
by Horan at Atlanta. PAGE 12
Cochlse gold mine changes ownership.
Efforts of Southern Pacific to block Rock
Island's road buildlnj to coast meet with
failure. PAGE 6
GoMfleld Consolidated earns $1,000,000 during
October. PAGjBJj
Prisoner Says Footpad Fired
Blindly Into Carriage When
Another Victim Escaped
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7.—While
making his way to the water front to
ship as a seaman on a barque sailing
tomorrow for Australia, Earle Pender,
wanted in connection with the murder
of Mrs. Walter Raymer of Cleveland,
Ohio, was seized from behind by two
detectives today before he had time to
draw his revolver. Later he admitted
that he would have resisted to the
death if given the chance.
To the detectives Pender related at
length the details of the holdup which
resulted in the death of Mrs. Raymer,
but denied that he fired the fatal shot.
He said that he and William Van
Gelder had stopped a vegetable wagon,
the driver of which struck Van Gelder
on the head with his whip. Van Geld
er then shot the hat from he head of
the driver and the latter whipped his
horse into a run. While this, was oc
curring Raymer and his wife drove up
from behind, and as they were turning,
according to Pender, his companion,
enraged at' the escape of the Brat driv
er, fired blindly at the Raymera. Pen
der said that he heard a groan, but did
not know of Mrs. naymer's death until
the next day. Pender gave his occu
pation as a professional 3trike-breaker,
declaring that between strikes he had
supported himself by highway robbery.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 7.—Earle Pen
der, arrested in San Francisco as a
fugitive from Justice, was indicted by
tl.e grand jury here in company with
William Van Gelder, for the murder
of Mrs. Walter Rayner on August 28.
Mrs Rayner, the wife of a farmer liv
ing near Cleveland, was held up while
driving 1 home and shot dead. .
Van Gelder was arrested in Cleve
land after a search of several weeks.
He was tried and convicted of man
slaughter and Is now serving a sen
tence In the penitentiary
Great Democratic Vote in Los
Angeles Is Predicted, Even
by Republican Managers
Opponents of S. P. Machine Put
Nominee's Plurality at 20,
--000 and Upward
What Is expected to prove the beat
election bulletin service ever given the
public nill be displayed by The Herald
tonight In front of Us office. Chamber
of Commerce building. Returns flushed
from every state In the union will be
projected on a screen In front of The
Herald building, and as fast as the Totes
In the various precincts of Los Ange
les city, tba, county and the state are
counted they will be displayed on the
Returns from California and from the
other states will be received by The Her
ald over the leased wire of the Asso
ciated Press and by a special wire of
the Postal Telegraph company. The Her
ald Rill be In constant touch with all
points In California and the east from
5 o'clock this evening until the final
result* are known.
Come to The Herald office tonight and
get the election news FIRST.
CaK-ornia voters will today bring to
a close one of the most remarkable
political campaigns .er waged in the
state. On the eve of the election both
parties express confidence in the re
sult. There is, however, this signifi
cant feature:
Republican leaders admit that Hi
ram W. Johnson will not poll anything
like the normal Republican vote and
they also admit that Bell's vote will
be the heaviest cast for a Democratic
gubernatorial candidate In the history
of the state. At the same time they
profess to believe that Johnson will
squeeze through, though they are chary
of giving figures.
The Democrats, on the other hand,
are jubilant over the situation. They
declare there has been a marked change
within the past week, assert that John
son's personal attacks on Bell have
made hundreds of votes for the Demo
cratic candidate, and say that the
schism in the Republican party as
sures Bell's triumphant election by
from 20,000 plurality up. They say,
too, that Bell will carry most of the
state ticket with him and that Tim
othy Spellacy is certain to be elected
lieutenant governor. Both Spellacy and
A. J. Wallace, his Republican oppon
ent, are residents of Los Angeles.
One prominent Democrat made the
prediction last night that Bell would
not only cut down the normal Repub
lican plurality in Los Angeles county,
but would actually carry the city. At
the same time he said that he expected
Spellacy to run ahead of Bell.
At Democratis headquarters yester
day one Democrat said:
"A great surprise awaits Hiram John
son from Los Angeles county, which
will give the Democratic nominte for
governor the largest vote a Democrat
has ever polled for the office here. I
believe Bell's popularity will be shown
by a big vote polled for the county
ticket. Republicans who are dissatis
fied will help to swell the vote the
Democratic nominees will poll. Bell
and Spellacy will make a remarkable
showing. Three-fourths or all of the
county ticket should win.
Chairman Avery said last night that
he expected Johnson to poll about two
votes in Los Angeles county to Bell's
one, basing his estimate on a partial
preliminary poll taken ten days ago
and which, he says, showed that pro
portion of votes. "We selected good
precincts and bad," Avery explained,
"and canvassed the first ten names In
each. The result was a little better
than two to one for Johnson."
Democrats who heard of this claim
merely laughed and said it wasn't
worth while denying, as it was too
Apart from the governorship and
lieutenant governorship, chief interest
in the state campaign centers In the
struggle for places on the supreme
court bench. There are two vacancies,
and for both the local Good Govern
ment organization has indorsed the
Democratic candidates, Benjamin F.
Bledsoe and William P. Lawlor. It is
expected that these two men, with
Judge Sloss of the Republican ticket,
will run a close race in Los Angeles.
Henry A. Melvln, the remaining Re
publican, probably will be far behind
the others.
Attorneys generally seem to be
agreed that Melvin's election would be
a bad mistake, and he will be cut prob
ably more heavily in this part of the
state than any other man on the ticket.
Democratic, Good Government and
Republican leaders alike are agreed
that there will be more scratching this
year than has ever been known In this
state and, curiously, all of them pro
fess to regard this feature of the cam
paign a3 a good sign. The Good Gov
ernment organization has issued a bul
letir calling upon voters to disregard
the party circles at the top of the bal
lot and to vote for men rather than for
party. The ballot is long, and If the
expectations of party managers are
realized. in the matter of scratching
the count will be slow. Doubtless, also,
the duplication of candidates' names on
two or more tickets will result in con
siderable confusion.
In Los Angeles county the fight of
chief Interest is that between Thomas
Lee Woolwlne and John D. Fredericks
fdr district attorney. The problem,
howaver, seems to be merely one of the
size of Woolwine's plurality. Wool
wine, it is conceded, will lead the Dem
ocratic county ticket and his election
seems assured. It seems practically
(CoutlDucd on !'■«• Two)
AT the election today you have the chance by voting for Theodore Bell for governor of
the state of California to reward with well earned official promotion a man who,
when he began his political life in this state began it fighting the Southern Pacific
machine in his own party first, and in the government of the state afterward; who has car
ried that fight on every day during his political career, up to this day; who has, more than
any other man in California, made the present revolt against machine government in this state
possible; who, at the price of defeat to himself four years ago, and two years ago, waged his
battle against the Southern Pacific machine from one end of the state to the other; and who,
last but not least, had the bravery, at certain risk of hurting his own popularity in San Fran
cisco, to oppose with every atom of his power the election of McCarthy to the office of mayor
of that city.
Few" men in all the history of politics in this country have deserved so well of their fellow
citizens as Theodore Bell, [f his fellow citizens are as true to him as he has been to them,
he will today receive that expression of their confidence which he has earned by a thousand
fearless, honest acts, by being elected governor of the state of California.
The office of lieutenant governor, now held by a Southern Pacific machine politician, has
been used without ntint in appointing committees of the state senate to serve in every way
the interests of the Southern Pacific machine and its allied iniquities in this state. If Timothy
Spellacy shall this day be chosen lieutenant governor of the state of California there will be
no more scandals of that kind connected with the upper branch of the state legislature so
long as he holds office and presides over that body. No man by character and ability was
ever more entitled to the votes of the citizens of this state for the office of lieutenant gov
ernor than is the good citizen and honest man who is running for that office on the Democratic
By voting for Thomas L: Woolwine for district attorney, every citizen can be assured that
for the next four years in Los Angeles county the district attorney's office will not breed any
such scandals as the failure of the present district attorney to prosecute the gross infrac
tions of the state law under the recent corrupt Harper administration in this city, and the fail
ure to prosecute a forger because the district attorney, by such prosecution, would have
been deprived of making a fee in a civil case. And the district attorney's office will not be used
as an asylum for Southern Pacific machine politicians who, for serving in the official posi
tions to which they had been elected, their Southern Pacific master more efficiently than
they served the people, had been turned out of office by the people whom they had betrayed.
By electing Dr. A. C. Pratt coroner of this county the people will take that office out of the
control of the public service corporations and will give assurance to all who are interested
in inquests held over the bodies of their victims that an honest effort will be made to bring out
the true facts surrounding the injury; and that an end will be put to the shameful and scan
dalous use of the power of the coroner's office to make money for a lot of Southern Pacific
machine politicians who are stockholders in an undertaking business by using the dead
bodies that come under the control of a public* official for that disreputable purpose.
By voting the non-partisan judiciary ticket in full citizens of Los Angeles county will help
place another Southern California man, Judge Benjamin F. Bledsoe—a man of the highest
character and ability, on the supreme bench, where, at the present time, not one resident of
Southern California sits.
They will also reward Judge William P. Lawlor, the fearless foe of grafters In San Fran
cisco, for his services to decent government and law enforcement in that city. And they will,
in all the other members of the ticket, help promote to judicial positions men who are in no
sense politicians, but who are in ability and character worthy of being so honored by their
fellow citizens.
Finally, every man who votes the Democratic ticket as a whole will have the pleasure of
knowing that he is voting for the cleanest ticket, taking it from top to bottom, that has been
offered to the voters of this state in a quarter of a century.
If you desire to vote for any or all of the candidates indorsed by the Good Government or
ganization, or for any other candidates whose names are found in the column headed "Inde
pendent Nominations/ the only safe course is to stamp a cross (x) opposite the name of each
candidate of your choice FOR EACH OFFICE ON THE BALLOT.
It is not safe to stamp a cross IN ANY PARTY CIRCLE if you wish to vote for
candidates whose names are found in the "independent" column. It is better to be safe than
to be sorry.
There are three judges of the superior court to be elected for the full term, one judge of the
superior court to be elected for the unexpired term, and one judge of the district court of
appeal for the unexpired term. If you do not wish to vote your party ticket straight stamp the
cross (x) opposite the names of three candidates for the superior court, full term, and one
candidate for the superior court, unexpired term, and one candidate for the district court of
appeal, unexpired term.
The law has many complications. Your will can be best registered and the counting of
your ballot best assured if you use the STAMP OPPOSITE THE NAME OF EVERY CANDIDATE
WHOM YOU DESIRE TCKJEE ELECTED, totally disregarding the party circle.
George B. Anderson,
Maid with Nitro Glycerine Is Un
conscious of Danger
WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 7.—Total
ly ignorant of the danger that sur
rounded her and under the impression
that she was carrying water, 11-year
old Mildred Anderson today tripped
along, bearing in each hand a pail of
nitroglycerine, which had been pre
pared for shooting an oil well on a
farm near here.
As she carelessly swung the pails
laborers stood breathless 100 yards
away, fearing every moment to see
the child hurled into eternity.
At a quiet command from her father
the girl set the pails down and was
taken out of danger. The men, un
nerved, suspended work for the day.
Texas Guardsmen Quit When a
Comrade Gets Life Sentence
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 7.—With three
line officers and four company officers
having tendered their resignations and
three companies urgently requesting
the governor to muster them out, the
Texas National Guard Is demoralized
as the result of the recent conviction
or Sergeant Manley of company F, who
bayonetted and killed a spectator dur
ing President Taft's visit to Dallas a
year ago.
Manley was given a life sentence In
the penitentiary. Hia own company
promptly asked to be relieved from
future military duty.
Immediately the Klrby rifle company
of Austin and Captain Geers' company
at Beaumont took similar action and
other companies are expected to follow
this week.
Preacher Financier Surrenders to
Answer Fraud Chanrges
BOSTON, Nov. 7.—Rev. Dr. Norman
Plasß, former president of the Wash
burn college, Topeka, Kas., and until
two months ago the head of the Re
deemable Investment company of ' Ms
city, which was raided by the gove> i
ment last month, surrendered to ft c
federal authorities today and pleaded
not guilty to a warrant charging him
with the use of the mails in a scheme
to defraud.
Plass crossed the continent from
Victoria, B. C, to face the charges.
The Redeemable Investment com
pany was organized three years ago
by Plass and several of his friends,
and it was stated that the company
held a controlling Interest in several
mining and lumber companies In the
west. , i
California Will Follow Maine with
Victory for Democracyi
Chairman Declares
Canvass of Entire State Is Back
of Predictions Made by ,
Party Leaders
(Special to The Herald)
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7.—The fol
lowing statement was given out to
night by R. H. Dewitt, chairman of
the Democratic state central commit
"California will follow Maine with
an overwhelming victory for Democ
racy. I can see no reason to alter my
statement of two daya ago, further
than to say that reports received since
then from all parts of California ab
solutely confirm the prediction I made
then. Bell and Spellacy will carry 47
of the 58 counties; their plurality will
be 60,00u and upward.
"This is a Democratic year through
out the nation. The people want a
change, a new deal, fair deal. The
Democratic party in California is unit
ed and more harmonious than it has
been in years past. It is inspired
with hope and are working enthusias
tically for the success to follow. The
startling events of the past few daya
have had a material bearing on the
result and I still claim San Francisco
by from 15,000 to 18,000. We have
waged a clean fight all along the line
and I have an abiding faith in the
fairness, Judgment and discrimination
of the electorate or California and an
equal faith in what their verdict
will be.
"I desire to taka this opportunity to
commend the county committees of the
state, the Bell-Spellacy clubs and the
workers for their "oyalty, activity and
efficiency and to express to them the
sincere thanks and appreciation, of this
committee for their part in bringing
about this victory for the people."
Charles Harwood's forecast of to
morrow's results is as follows:
"With pre-election canvasse3 cover-
Ing every part of the state, the elec
tion of Bell and Spellacy by a great
majority at the polls today Is assured.
Bell Is holding his followers of four
years ago, he has practically the en
tire Langtdon vote and he has tens
of thousands of votes which were de
livered to Gillett in the last election.
"Bell's oldtime stronghold, northern
California, is as loyal as ever and dis
gust with the present brand of Repub
licanism has added big blocks of
votes to his credit.
"Congressman Englebrlght will re
ceive a stinging rebuke from the first
congressional district and Judge Raker
will represent the district in the next
congress. The change is most marked
in Mendocino and Humboldt counties.
Eureka in particular is a Bell strong
hold. Bell will come to Napa with
5000 majority and will roll up nearly
5000 more from Napa, Solano and Sac
ramento counties. In Sonoma county
yesterday occurred a continuous ova
tion to Bell, running from one end of
the county to the other, and assuring
a majority of 1500 there. It is de
scribed by correspondents of all parties
as the most remarkable tribute ever
paid any man In that region.
"In San Francisco It is only a ques
tion of the size of Bell's majority. The
merchants are with him almost to a
man, but it must be remembered that
many of the downtown merchants
vote across the bay.
"To be conservative. Bell's majority
will equal 5000. That is conceding all
possible strength to Wilson, although
labor has never been keen on Isms.
Many who are usually good forecast
ers are allowing Bell 15,000 majority
in San Francisco. These believe that
labor will not desert a known friend
like Bell to aid the man who defended
Pat Calhoun's strikebreakers, arrested
for attempting to murder union men
on strike.
"Traveling men who have been go
ing through San Joaquln the past
month are saying that it Is all Bell
there. These same mercuries of trada
were saying the same for Johnson a
month ago.
"For the. state assembly and state
senate, San Francisco has a list of
known machine henchmen, collared
and branded everyone, oposing the
Democratic nominees, whose records
show them to be for equal rights to
all, special privileges to none.
"An analysis of the causes that have
caused a landslide to Bell in the clos
ing weeks of this, one of the bitterest
political fights California has ever
known, reveals a baffling complexity
of forces focusing on one center from
widely different sources. On the Re
publican end the seat of difficulty is
blazoned from every billboard in town,
'too much Johnson.' Apologies are due,
at that to Republicanism, because, po
litically, lines are so obliterated in thin
campaign that the great bulk of old
time Republicans claim they have no
representatives In the field. Bell has
talked to citizens, irrespective of
OAKLAND, Nov. 7.—With a crowd
of people surging Inside the council
chamber, held back by the police re
serves and nearly 1500 persons organ
ized in a mass meeting of protest out
side the city hall, the city council
passed the ordinance tonight which,
grants the Southern Pacific railroad a
fifty-year franchise to a atrip of city
land 1500 feet wide, fronting the we»t
ern water front and including the com
pany's terminal depot and territory
When It became known early In tna
evening that the ordinance was to be
passed, hundreds of protestants gather
ed at the city hall.
The council demanded police protec
tion and reserves were called out,
dispersing: the gathering.

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