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HOME SECRETARY
OF GREAT BRITAIN
IS HORSEWHIPPED
Winston Churchill Is Lashed by
Male Suffragist While
Riding on Train
WOMEN ALSO MAKE ATTACK
Politics in the United Kingdom
Reaches a Stage of In
tense Bitterness
(Associated Press)
LONDON. Nov. 26.—Winston.. Spen
cer Churchill, home secretary, roturn
ing to I >mlon tonight after a speech
at Bradford, was attacked in the train
Uy n male suffragist with a horsewhip,
\\ ho criod out:
Take that, you cur!"
Two detectives who accompanied
Mr. Churchill overpowered the secre
tary's nssailu.it, who Is believed to be
a man who Interrupted Mr. Churchill
in the course of his address and was
oxpelled from the meetng after a strug
gle.
When the train arrived at London
three women tried to assault the homo
secretary, but detectives drove them
off.
The ele.ction campaign is in full
swing and the country is flooded with
oratory and literature. Billboards are
covered with cartoons. The public.
however, i.s not showing the Interest
evinced in the two previous contests.
Tn some of thr northern constitu
encies where there is no likelihood of
a change the Unionists and Liberals
have agreed not to oppose each other.
In other places candidates who secured
overwhelming majorities last January
have been awarded a walkover.
Among the fortunate ones are
Joseph Chamberlain for Birmingham
west and Arthur S. l>e for Hants,
Kaifiiam division. ,
EI.ECTION DRAWS XEAJt
As the election draws near —first
pollings will take place. December 3—
the prospects of the Unionists im
prove, and enthusiastic members of
ihe party hope to win by from twenty
lo thirty seats.
The Liberals are looking for an ad
dition to their strength. The big fight
of the election will occur in the Man
chester constituency. Andrew B. Law,
tTnionist, having vacated his seat for
Pulwlch, to oppose Sir George Kemp,
the Liberal member.
Wales and Scotland are expected to
rwinforoe the Liberals, and the leaders
arc even looking for the Veturn of
»mi of the Irish seats lost in Jan
uary. Followers of William O'Brien
are not enthusiastic. It is pos
sible he will lose one seat in Cork, in
which John E. Redmond, who is in
vading the enemy's territory, hopes to
win.
Another interesting contest will be
furnished ,by Portsmouth. Edward
George Hemmerde, Liberal member
for Denblgshire, like Andrew B. Law,
is giving up a certainty and will at
tempt to wrest the Portsmouth seat
from Lord Charles Beresford.
On the whole, it seems improbable
that there will bo any great change in
tlir position of the parties.
The report is circulated in Unionist
quarters that unless there is some
r bstantial change in the strength of
the parties, leaders have agreed again
to confer and thus avoid the necessity
of calling in the king to intervene In
a grave situation in the coronation.
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS PLAN
GREAT HARMONY MEETING
All Party Men to Be Welcomed at
Baltimore Celebration
BALTIMORE, Nov. 26.—Tho move
ment to bring to Baltimore the repre
sentative Democrats of the country,
in and out of congress, in a gathering
that will present an opportunity to re
joice over the recent Democratic vic
tory, and to interchange views as to
the future, was placed on a definite
foundation today.
The committoe in charge, headed by
Governor Crothers, after a conference
with Norman E. Mack, chairman of
the national committee, and Champ
Clark of Missouri, adopted the form
of an invitation to be sent to leading
Democrats in all states.
Upon the advice of Mr. Mack and
Mr. Clark, the conference idea orig
inally considered was dropped, and it
was determined to make the occasion
a national Jackson day celebration of
Democratic achievements.
It is understood there are to be no
resolutions adopted and no person
boomed for the presidency nor for any
other office.
It is proposed to send invitations to
every Democratic member of the pres
ent congress and the next congress;
to invite every conspicuous leader of
the party in the country, regardless of
differences of the past, and to extend
a welcome generally to Democrats who
desire to keep alive the triumphant
spirit of the national Democracy.
FRENCH CABINET PREPARES
LAWS TO PREVENT STRIKES
Heavy Punishment Proposed for
Crippling Public Property
PARIS, . Nov. 26^-The cabinet, In
pursuance of Premier Brland's policy
for preventing • in the future the de
moralization of traffic and business by
strikes, has completed a series of meas
ures for submission to parliament. The
proposed legislation » provides severe
penalties for railroad and other, public
employes who abandon their posts and
extends to private as well as public
corporations the liability of heavy fines
and terms of imprisonment for "sabot
age." x '
"Sabotage" is defined as the destruc
tion or crippling of public property,
ii nd is a popular method of stopping
work in France. * *"■■/.
The bill makes the instigators of vio
lence greater offenders than their fol
lowers.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
GERMAN CHANCELLOR
SUPPORTS WILHELM'S
DIVINE RIGHT STAND
\**S JSP I
TON BETirMAITN-HOI/IVBG
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
LOS ANGELES
Mother of Judge McCormiclc and rela
tive cause arrest of man who stole
suit cane from depot.
Section 2, PAGE 7
Aero club meet may be postponed un
til February. Section 3, PAGE 7
Owen» river engineer says plenty df
water is held In reserve at aqueduct.
, Section 2, PAGE 1
Associated Charities plans to-«ld many
Mexicans who are dying In want.
Section 3, PAGE 3
Nlkrent, In Knox Giant car, breaks world's
record for one hour. Section 2, PAGE 1
Amendments to traffic' squad will put stop
to Joy riding by boys. Section 1, PAGE 8
Owners of tract* agree to donate property
for extension oC Flgueroa street toward
liarbor. Section 3, PAGE 3
Florence Crittenton home established In
Los Angeles. Section 3, PAGE 3
City club adopts resolutions asking - for
inquiry into need of coast defenses for
. Southern California. Section 3, PAGE II
Mrs. Georglana Bullock obtains divorce
on charges of cruelty and husband's ob
- jection to dances. Section 3, PAGE 12
Council may compel Pacific Electric to
comply with franchise regulations on
Glandale and Edendale line.
Section 8. PAGK la
Rut. William P. MeKenzle; • editor- of --■
"Christian Science Monitor," delivers
address on "Clean Journalism" at
Simpson auditorium. N Section 1, PAGE 10
Physicians and others meet and plan
state Institution for Imbeciles and „-
-* epileptics ■In 9 Southern California.
Section 1. PAGE) 1
Polliv< Invest man who offered to J!
Civs fifty men work in s»'"ld mine in
Peru. - ■. ■ """' Section 1, PAGE 9
Dollar opera Droves a success In Los
Angeles. ■ . Section 1, PAGE S
Marriage licenses, births, deaths.
Section 3, PAGE 4
Editorial and letter box. Section 2. PAGE 6
Personals. ' Section 1, PAGE 7
Society, clubs and music. Section 2, PAGE 10
Mining and financial. Section 2, PAGE 11
Automobiles. Section 2, PAGES 1-3
Sport*. - Section 2. PAGES 4-5
Real estate Section 8, PAGES 1-1
Building permits. Section 3. PAGE 3
Fraternal and secret orders. Section 3, PAGE It
Theaters. Section 4, PAGES 1-3
Classified advertising. Section 3, PAGES 4-9
Churches. Section 8, PAGE 9
Weather report. Section 1, PAGE
Art News. Section 1. PAGE-
Shipping. Section 1, PAGE 6
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Man accused of theft of oars and dishes.
Section 1, PAGE 11
Girl killed by accidental discharge, of pis
tol held by son of Monrovia woman who
slew husband's admirer two years ago.
Section 1. PAGE 8
Indoor Baseball league formed in Pasadena.
Section 1, PAGE 11
Jay C. Herrln of Los Angeles elected presi
dent of Older Boys 1 conference of Y. M.
C A. at Long Beach. Section 1. PAGE 6
Indian wounds sis tribesmen and Is
caught by posse In Bald Hills.
• Section 1, PAGE 2
COAST
■ ■ <
Building Trades council at Sacramento Is
sues strike order which will Involve 10,000
men in country. Section 1. PAGE 2
Recount of population of Portland and
Seattle shows original returns were
padded. Section 1, PAGE 1
"Fighting" Bob Evans denies inquiry
made in company he represents.
Section 1, PAGE 3
Mayor McCarthy of San Francisco
writes to grand Jury demanding probe
of stories that he accepted tTlt.ooo In
bribes. Section 1. PAGE 3
State conservation of public lands de
feated In Arizona constitutional con
vention. • Section 1, PAGE 4
EASTERN
Twenty-five girls trapped In factory
fire at Newark. N. J.. meet death in
flames; fifty, others injured.
Section 1. PAGE 1
Samuel Gompers re-elected president of
American Federation of Labor at
thirtieth annual convention in St.
Louis. ' Section 1, PAGE 3
Miss Adelaide Culp already being hailed
as successor to Alice Roosevelt and ■
Katherlne Elklns as belle of Washing- '
; ton. Section 1, PAGE 1
Friends of President Tuft thwart at
tack on his policy at Lakes to <Gulf
' Waterway association convention, i
Section 1, PAGE 2
FOREIGN •
Citizens hurriedly enlisted in effort to ;
strengthen Mexican army. '„,-..
Section 1, PAGE 3 '
Kaiser Wllhelm's claim -, to "divine
right!' bitterly assailed In German
reichstag by Socialist deputy.
■ ■ Section 1, PAGE 1
Brazilian mutineers surrender 'to gov
ernment and naval revolution comes
to an end.' . , ■•.- Section 1, PAGE a
Dr. (""rlppen's farewell letters to Ethel
Leneve relate his love for the girl
and assert his Innocence. •
Section 1. PAGE 9
MINING AND OIL
Famous Montgomery-Bhoshone mine at Rhy
ollte, Nov., plays out and will not be re
opened. Section 8, PAGE 10
Heavy eaten used as hood may control Mid
way Premier's big mill. Section J.PAGB 10
Sierra Madre club prepare* dinner for club
. member*. ' . ■' B*oUon 3. PAGE 10
New ' company will tak» , over mine near w
Mlna, N«v. Section 3, PAGE 10
SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 27, 1!MO.
KAISER'S CLAIMS
TO DIVINE RIGHT
BITTERLY SCORED
Socialist Leader in the Reichstag
Paints Scornful Picture of
Wilhelm's Ancestors
LEDEBOUR DEFIES EMPEROR
Chancellor Replies, Declaring
Prussian King Not Subject
to Popular Sovereignty
(Associated Press)
BERLIN, Nov. 26.—The reichstag
was occupied today with a discussion
of the speech made by Emperor Wil
liam at a provincial dinner at Koe
nigsberg August 26 during his tour of
Eastern Germany.
The varied and conflicting sentiments
aroused by his remarkable Utteranci B,
hitimatiiiK a continued belief in the
divine right of kings, was given fall
play. The debate was bitter through
out.
In his Koenigsberg speech the empe
ror, after saying that his grandfather
hud seen in himself the chosen instru
ment of heaven i-nd so proclaimed that
th" Prussian crown was bestowed on
him by God's grace alone, intimated
that the convictions of Emperor Wil
liam I and his own were identical, and
added:
"Considering myself as the instru
ment of the Master, regardless of pass
ing views and opinions, I go my way,
Which is solely i'^voted to the prosper*
ity and peaceful development of our
fatherlanu."
In expectation of a prolonged discus
sion the house met two hours earlier
than usual. Few of the members were
ahsont and the galleries -were crowded.
HOHEXZOLUmN HCORKI)
Herr Ledebour, one of Socialist Lea
der Bebel's^most gifted lieutenants,
supported the Socialist lnterpellat.on.
Inquiring what the chancellor thought
of the emperor having departed from
his declarations made in November,
1908, through Dr. yon Bethmann-Holl
weg, concerning his majesty's position
in the siate.
Two years ago his majesty approved
a statement in the reichstag by the
chancellor, who expressed "the rever
ential wish that greater reserve be
displayed" in future In making such
utterances."
Herr Ledebour said there was no ob
jection to the emperor speaking as
much as he chose on all possible sub
jects which his majesty thought he
understood.
"None of our opponents." ho contin
ued, "plows so thoroughly that the soil
wherein t>ocial Democratic seed is to be
sown as Emperor William II."
•It was, however, unfair, the speaker
said, that those undertaking to reply
to the emperor should be prosecuted
on the'eharge of insulting his majes
ty. He demanded that the emperor
should not Interfere in the affairs of
state contrary to the provisions of the
constitution.
Herr Ledebour spoke mockingly of
the Hohenzollern family cult deriving
its powers from the most high. He
concluded:
"Elector Brandenburg obtained the
Prussian crown from the Roman em
peror through begging and whining
and by all means of intrigue at the
court of Vienna."
EMPEROR IS DEFENDED
Replying, Chancellor yon Bethmann-
Hollweg- defended the emperor and as
serted that the Socialist interpellation
was inspired by republican sentiments
rather than by anxiety for the integrity
of ti.e state.
The C • incellor denied that the Koe
nigsberg speech constituted a breach
of any promise that his majesty had
made.
Describing the growth of the state,
the chancellor said the kings of Prus
sia in a century long development had
grown into intimate connection with
the people.
"This development," he continued,
"was not on the theory that the peo
ple gave themselves to the monarchy,
but throughout the unequaled labor of
the great rulers, the house of Ho
henzollern was sustained by a tena-
xious and efficient population.
"Thus arose the Prussian stato.
which does not know the idea of a
sovereignty of the people. Thi; kings
in their relations to the people are
kings in their own right. It must not
be wondered at that in our day when
democratic tendency appears to treat
the king as the official of the people
the king of Prussia strongly empha
sizes his consciousness that he is not
subject to popular sovereignty.
"The persontsj irresponsibility of the
king and the independence of the sov
ereignty of his monarchical rights are
fundamental principles of our pol tical
life which remain alive in the constitu
tional development."
GIRL 'KIDNAPED' IN
MEXICO IS RECOVERED
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 26.—A mes
sage tonight to O. C. Harris of Lin
coln, from whose ranch in Mexico she
was said to have been kidnaped, tells
of the rocoverv of Miss Grace Rolph,
the Fender, Neb., girl who disappeared
a montu ago. The telegram came from
Harris, but no details were given.
Grace Rolph disappeared from the
Karris ranch near Checov, Mexico, and
was ' olieverl to have been kidnaped
by a Mexican peon named Segunda,
who had been employed on the ranch.
NONE KILLED IN FLOOD
CORDOVA, Alaska. Nov. 26.—Al
though .several prospectors and log
gers were at work along the shore of
the Bering river when the glacial flood
which swept down the valley several
days ago started, the forestry depart
ment believe no lives were lost.
CUDAHY IS NEAR DEATH
CHICAGO, Nov. 26.—Michael Cudahy,
founder of the Cudahv Packing inter
ests, suffered a n-lapso early today
following his recent operation for ap
pendicitis and physicians at Mercy hos
pital pronounced his condition very
low.
25 GIRLS TRAPPED
IN FACTORY FIRE
DIE LIKE ANIMALS
Fright-Maddened Women Leap
from Newark Inferno to
Death on Streets
FIFTY PERSONS ARE INJURED
Tender Bodies Rain from Win
dows While Helpless Crowds
Kneel and Pray
[Associated Press]
NEWARK, N. J., Nov. 26.—1n ten
minutes twenty-five girls were burned
alive this morning, or crushed to death
on the pavement on leaping from tho
windows and fire escapes of the four
story factory building at Orange and
High streets.
On the top floor, occupied by an un
derwear manufacturing concern, the
death list was heaviest. The lower
floors were occupied by two paper box
conoerna and two electrical fixture
factories.
Tonight twenty of the twenty-five
bodies recovered havo been identified
a nil six girls are still missing. They
may bo among the unidentified dead
or yet in the ruins.
The collapse of a wall tonight inter
rupted further search. Fifty were
taken to the hospital, of whom two
may die. Among the injured is Joseph
E. Sloane, deputy fire, chief, who was
overtaken by the falling wall and
buried in bricks and rubbish. He is
badly hurt, but may recover.
The rush of the flames was so swift
and threw such terror into «tho girls
on the top story that the body of one
was found still seated on a charred
stool beside the machine at which she
had been busy when the first cry of
fire petrified her with fright.
Horrible as the scene in the smoke
of the crowded upper room must have,
been, what befell outside in the bright
sunshine was even more horrible.
ESCAPE IS Cl'T OF*'
The building was exceedingly inflam
mable and the tirst gush of flame cut
off all escape by stairway*.
The elevators made one trip, but
took down no passengers. The only
exit was by fire escapes, the lower
pfatf^rms of which were twenty-live
feet from the street. Onto these over
crowded and steep lanes, scorched
dancing hot by the jets from the low
er windows, pressed forward a mob
of women, blind with panic, driven by
the fire and the others behind them.
A net had been spread beneath the
windoya and the girls began to jump.
"Like rats out of a. burning bin,"
was the way a fireman described the
aescent.
They- came out of the windows Ike
a thick treacle, rolled upon the heads
of those below them and cascaded off
the lire escape to the pavement, sixty
feet below.
Some of them stood in the windows
outlined against the flames and jumped
clear; others- jumped from landings,
still others from the steps where they
stood. The air was full of them and
they fell everywhere —into the net, on
the necks of the firemen and fifteen
of them on the hard stone slabs.
When the awful rain ceased there
were eight dead in the street and the
gutters ran red. Seven more were so
badly crushed that they died in hos
pitals.
NAMES OF KNOWN BEAD
Fifty are still under surgical care.
The dead are:
SADIE HAUSO.
SARAH CREERAN.
GERTRUDE DENTON.
LILLIAN WALTERS.
SOPHIA MADUSKT.
IDA WOOLSEY.
MARY KAVANAUGH.
REV DAVIDSON.
ROSE CLEA^Jf.
THERESA TORTORELLA.
MRS. MARY KEARNS.
SOPHIA NICLIWAK.
MATILDA OTTO. „
KATHERINE DIEHN.
CAHRIE POBRECHT.
MRS. FRANCES KRATHIA.
ABBIE WASHINGTON.
MRS. ALICE NELSON.
MRS. BESSIE ROSING.
MRS. MARY LA PIERRE.
Clouds of smoke and showers of
burning embers rained down on neigh
boring roofs. As the news flew a panic
spread to other factories, where many
of the girls in peril had friends and
relatives. Several, firms had to shut
down for the day.
Italian silk workers knelt in the
street and prayed. Priests and clergy
men worked their way through the
press to give the last consolations to
the dying.
Before any order could be restored
every police reserve in the city had
been called out. It was not until to
night an estimate of the property lOH
could be ventured.
BIILIH.NU WAS FIRE THAI'
The fire department now estimates it
at $165,000. The building was a four
story brick structure, occupied on the
two lower floors by the Newark Paper
Box company and the A- A. Drake Pa
per Box company; on the third floor,
whero tho fire started, by the Anchor
Lamp company and the Aetna Electric
company, ana 1 on the to- floor by the
Wolf Manufacturing company, makers
of underwear.
The wooden floors wore soaked with
oil drippings from the machinery, and
the flames ate their way through them
like pasteboard. When they warped
I and weakened the weight of the ma -
chinory tore them from the walls and
they fell into the basement in a horri
ble tangle of hot iron and mangled
humanity.
Sadie Benson, an employe of the Aet
na Electric: company was cleaning an
electric light fixture in a gasoline bath.
Tho gasoline took fire— she does not
know how—and trickled in a little rivu-
Ht of flame onto tho floor, where, stood
a full can of the fluid. Tho, can ex
ploded and tho burning liquid flew far
and wide.
SHAFROTH'S PLURALITY 17,783
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 26.—Accord
ing to complete official returns the
plurality of Governor Jolui A. Shaf
roth. Democrat, at the recent elec
tion was 17,783. Of this D«nver county
gave him a plurality of 13,601.
Miss Culp, Debutante Who
Has Captured Washington
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BUD'S LOVELINESS
WINS BELLESHIP
Capital Society Hails Girl as Suc
cessor to Miss Elkins and
Alice Roosevelt
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. -With the
coming of December —the month In
which the sovereignty of Washington
society always is decided —there has
appeared in public view the most be
wildering and bewitching bunch of
buds that has ever struggled for the
scepter of the younger set, with which
goes the regal title of the "belle of
Washington."
Of course tho real cjueenship in 11m
smart set of the capital is held by the
wife of the president or by her social
representative. But probably the other
title, that sought annually by a vast
array of .buds, is the one to which pub
lic interest most generally attaches. To
he "belle of Washington"' means to
have a host of young and handsome
dirlomats at one's feet, to have tho
army and the navy toasting one at
home and abroad; to have the young
men in Washington who are near-cab
inet, and some day will be cabinet, pro
posing to one whenever opportunity of
fers; to have statesmen and diplomats
and department chiefs and clerks and
sone of somebodies," who are nobodies,
pestering one with attentions, and final
ly to be the most envied of mortals by
one's dear sisters, the other buds —such
is the joy of life when one is the belle
of Washington.
In many years gone by there has
been a bitter rivalry for the belleship
in the capital, and in other years the
title has been undisputed from the
first. Katherine Elkins. for instance,
was an undisputed leader, and so was
Alice Roosevelt. Then there was the
beautiful and mysterious Countess Cas
sini, niece of the Russian ambassador,
whoso pretty slipper was reputed to
have kicked many a stout American
heart. And then there was Miss Ma
thilda Townsend. who held her place
by virtue of her flowerlike beauty. This
year it is predicted the same cause will
have the same effect and Miss Adelaide
Culp, reputed the prettiest debutante
of years in Washington, is expected to
be belle of Washington. Miss Culp is
just 19, and has the radiant color of
youth. She has the vivacity of Alice
Roosevelt and the beauty of Catherine
ElkinK combined. Besides, she is tho
daughter of ,T. M. Culp, vice president
of the Southern railway, and ono of
the wealthy men of the capital. There,
may bo some bud in the background
who will yet come forward to vie with
Miss Culp for popularity, but all the
Indications of the early social season
of Washington point to Miss Adelaide
being the reigning belle of the social
season. Only the other day Mrs. Taft
motored with Miss Culp at Beverly and
described her young guest as "quite the
prettiest girl who is coming out this
year." When this is said by the presi
dent's wife it practically clinches things
in Washington, so people already are
hailing Miss Oulp as the season's belle.
CONGRESSMAN PLEADS FOR
MERCHANT MARINE SYSTEM
America Has Only Eleven Vessels
in Foreign Trade, Green Says
BOSTON, Nov. 26.—A plea for the
upbuilding of the American merchant
marine was made ir,y Congressman \V.
M. Green of Fall River in an address
before the alumni of the Massachusetts
Nautical Training school here today.
"Our great country," said the con
gressman, "has but eleven vessels on
gaged in its foreign oceangoing trade.
With half our population England has
more than 11.000 vessels, Germany has
2000 and Japan nearly 1000.
"We now carry less than 8 per cent
of our commerce. Wo are paying for
eign ships $300,000,000 annually for
handling our foreign business."
He favored the passage by congress
of the Humphrey ship subsidy bill and
the Gallinger ocean mail bill.
WOMAN BURNED SAVING MAN;
TOT RESCUING DOLLCHAIR
NEW YORK, Nov. 26. —James Clark, a
store keeper of the Bronx, stumbled to
day as lie was carrying a lighted kero
ittive, and the burning oil satu
rated his olotha*. His married daugh
ter, Mrs). Annie Hunt, wrapped him
In her arms in an effort to smother the
flames, but succeeded only in setting
her clothes on fire also. Neither is ex
pected to recover.
Georßiana Mcßlroy, aged 4, espied
the remains of a doll's chair In a burn
ing heap of rubbish this afternoon and
rushed into the flr£ to rescue it. Her
skirts caught fire and she was fatally
burned.
l I I V/--1T ¥71 If~M>TI?tI • DAIL* Us. ON TRAINS Be.
SINGLiiI UUI lli(O . SUNDAYS sc. ON TRAINS 10»
HOME FOR FEEBLE
MINDED PLANNED
State Institution for Imbeciles to
Be Urged for Southern
California
Seventy persons, headed by Judge
Curtis D. Wilbur of the superior court,
all of whom are interested in the care
and cure of imbeciles and epileptics,
met last night at the home of Mrs. W.
A. James, 631 Shatto place, and dis
cussed plans for the establishing of a
state institution for such persons in
Southern Calil'orna.
It la the intention to ask the state
legislature to make, an appropriation
sufficient to defray the cost and main
tenance of inch an institution, the
exact amount required not having been
more than estimated. It is planned
that the home shall be under the gen
eral direction of the state lunacy com
mission and that It shall bo conducted
I in much the same manner as is the
only institution of the kind in the
state -the one at Eldredge, in Sonoma
county, where the cottage system pre
vails.
Imbeciles and epileptics -and among 1
the latter there are two kinds, known
as those who are feebleminded and
those who are only temporarily af
flicted in that manner and who are
nbt insane—are to receive especial at
tention. It also is desired that the
state laws be amended so that harm
less insane may be committed to state
institutions, specialists in such mat
ters having found that plan to be more
successful than when cared for else
where, as a general rule. A committee
for the drafting of the proposed statute
amendment will be appointed.
FLAN HOSPITAL ANNEX
Another plan of the persona in
terested in the movement is the co
operation of the board of supervisors
of Los Angeles county, by constructing
a detention hospital to work in con
junction with the county hospital and
to be erected upon the grounds given
over to that institution. That pro
posed detention ward would be given
over largely to the use of the persons
awaiting arraignment and trial on in
sanity charges. They would be given
treatment according to their needs and
possibly, as often is the case with per
sons suddenly afflicted with an acute
mania, their minds might be cleared
before they would be committed to
some insane asylum.
Among the persons at the meeting
held last night besides the hostess and
Judge Wilbur, who presided, wen such
nerve specialists as Dr. H. G. Brainerd,
Dr. Ross Moore, Superintendent C. H.
Whitman of the county hospital, Dr.
James T. Fisher, Pr. C, U Allen and
Dr. T. J. Orbison of Pasadena, in ad
dition to Sidney A. Butler, who Will
take his seat as a county supervisor
January 1.
TAFT RESTORES LAND
IN CALIFORNIA FOREST
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.—President
Taft has signed a proclamation restor
ing to the national forest 107,520 acres
from the, Angeles forest in California.
This makes the total elimination to
date 4,205,002 acres, while 1,758,001
acrer. have boon added to the national
forests.
KERN OIL LANDS WITHDRAWN
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.—Secretary
Ballinger today announced tho with
drawal from entry of 611,000 acres of
coal land in Montana. The : land lies
between Miles City and Glendive. The
secretary, also withdrew about 5000
acres of oil lands in Kern county, Cal.
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KEEP YOUR HEART BUT
RETURN PRESENTS, SAY
CUPID'S ARBITRATORS
ST. IXH'IS, Nov. 28.—A board of ar
bitration composed of a rabbi, a Jeweler
and a Innyer, three persons who were
presumed more capable than others to
Jnilgß of the eccentricities of Cupid, de
cided the engagement controversy of
Fred Skral and Miss Esther Rofbmun.
He proposed to her nine days after be
met ber »nd, he testified, bought her
(1470 worth of jewelry and clothing.
After Skral bad testified that he still
loved the girl and wanted to marry her
and Miss Jlothman testified that she
no longer loved skral, the board de
cided that Miss Itothman might keep
her heart, but that she should return to-
Mkral the Jewelry and clothing.
THE HOME PAPER OF
GREATER LOS ANGELES
PADDED CENSUS
OF PORTLAND AND
SEATTLE TRIMMED
Oregon City Has a Population of
237,194, While Washington
Metropolis Has 207,214
ONE ENUMERATOR INDICTED
15J45 Names Are Cut from One
List-and 11,188 Are Fraud
ulently on Another
[Associated Press]
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26.—1n an
nouncing tonight the correct popula
tion of Seattle, Wash., and Portland,
Ore., as 837,194 and 207,214 respectively.
Census Director Durand issued state
ments giving the results of tho re
enumeration made necessary in cer
tain districts of the. two cities by evi
dences of the padding of the original
figures.
Tho increase of Portland is 116,788. <>r
12!».2 per cent over 90,426 in WOO. Tim
Increase of Seattle is 156,523, or nil
pec cent over 80,671 in 1000.
The original returns of Seattle con
tained 248,352 names, or 11,188 morn
than the final figures. The original
returns for Portland contained 222,95;)
names, or 16,740 more, than tho final
count.
Mr. Durand says the evidence indi
cates that in most ca.ses the enumera
tors were not consciously guilty of
frauds.
Tn both Portland and Seattle several
similar causes yero found by the,
census bureau for tho padding which
led to the recount. A private organ
ization in each cjty, in Portland per
haps more than one organization, had
slips printed containing the census
questions and names were added by
the enumerators from the slips thus
gathered. Tho organizations in each
case collected names of many persons
who "claimed not to have been enu
rrrerated and to be entitled to enumer
ation."
These slips, the census bureau dis
covered, contained names of,, many
transients in tho city and otX rs not
entitled to be counted. /
OTHER INACCURACIES
Several enumerators in Portland "as
signed large numbers of names from
these slips to vacant lots or buildings
containing no residents." One enumer
ator, on checking up such slips handed
to him, "found that his own name ap
pearerl on five different, slips as not
having been enumerated."
One railroad grading gang '*wh<-h
possibly at one time was employed in
Portland, but which at the time of tho
enumeration had for some time been
in the state of Montana, was^enumer
ated."
In one district an enumerator "listed
over 1100 persons as residents at sonio
business establishment. Over 100 per
sons were enumerated as residents of
a Japanese church."
The crews of several vessels not hav
ing Portland as their home port and
in one case the passengers on a steam
er which arrived at Portland were
counted, the census bureau declared.
Of the fifteen enumerators in Seattle,
found to have padded their returns "it*
is Impossible." says the statement, "tuy
state with certainty how many wev*
guilty of intentional frauds." But in
the cases of districts 62 and 107 it adds.
"in which the greatest number Of
names were eliminated, there can bn
little doubt that intentional frauds were
perpetrated."
In district. 107 the methods pursued
are reported as "pirticularly flagrant."
The correct enumeration was 176".
whereas the enumerator present^'l 3963
names. Tn the other district the orig
inal enumeration showed 8537 names,
the recount 4491. The former enum
erator has been indicted for violation
of tho census act. The other enumer
ator, it is said, interpreted his instruc
tions so liberally that he invented out
of his own head information where it
was lacking.
OKLAHOMA HAS 1,657,155
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.—The pop
ulation of the state of Oklahoma in
1*657,165, according to statistics of the
thirteenth census, made public today
i>v Director Durand. This is an in
crease of 242,798, or 17.2 per cent, over
1,414,177 in 1907.
ACCUSER OF BALLINGER
IS DIVORCED BY WIFE
Mrs. Louis R. Glavis Given Free-
dom by Seattle Court
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 26.—Maude
K. Glavis, wife of liouia R. Glavia, for
mer chief of the field division of the
general land iffice in Seattle, who was
dismissed by President Talt after mak
ing charges against Secretary of tho
Interior Richard A. Ballinger, obtained!
a dbrorce today in the superior court.
The dfvorca was granted on a oroaa
complalnt charging desnrtlon and cru
elty tiled by Mrs. Glavia following- the
riling of a complaint by Glavis alleging
desertion.
The evidence consisted of affidavits
from Glavia and his wife and Mrs. Gla
vis' brother and sister in Washington,
D. C. Mrs. Glavis is said to be living
in Columbus, Ohio, and Glavis Id on his
ranch in Klickitat county. Wash. Prop
erty valued at $14,000 was divided out
of court.
INJURIES CAUSE DEATH
OF DEMOCRATIC LEADER
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26<—CoL Moses C.
Wetmore died today as the result -of
injuries suffered when ha was run down
by a wagon several days ago.
iVI. Wetmore was Democratic na
tional committeeman from Missouri and
was chairman of the finance commit
tee of the national Democratic organ •
ization. He had been active in politics
for many years and was an lntimati
personal and political friend of Wil
liam J. Bryan. He made a large for
tune as a tobacco manufacturer. His
opposition to the so-called tobacco
trust is said to have c<ist him $5,000,000.
His company was finally absorbed.
Col. "Wetmore was a bachelor, 64 years
old.

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