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PRICE: 50 CENTS $_\?2gs?£
Joe Cannon and Champ Clark
Tell of Humorist as Wash
ington Lobbyist
William Dean Howells Quotes
What Clemens Would Say .
to Gathering
(Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Nov. "William
Dean How tils presided at the memorial
to Mark Twain tonight in Carnegie
Mil. Joseph G. Cannon of the house
and Champ .Clark, speaker that may
be, spoke from tho same, platform. Dr.
Henry Van Dyke of Princeton, Henry
Watterson, George W. Cable, Booth
Tarkington, J. Plerpont Morgan, John
Luther Long and many others were
at the meeting, Hinder tho auspices of
the Academy of Arts and Letters.
'1 believe I can safely promise," Mr.
Howells said, "that the commemora
tion will not be formal or funereal.
Th* man himself could no more be
formalized than llame. * His vivid
genius ranged at will through all the
ways of life. Now that it Is freed to
the pathless amplitude of the skies, it
could hardly offer a pattern of con
ventional observation. We might im
agine him saying tonight.
•'Why, of course you must not make
a solemnity of it. I want you to be
serious about me—that is, sincere, and
you could not be sincere if you ran to
eulogy. But we don't object to affec
tion; we liko to be liked as well as
ever, and If any of you can remember
some creditable thing about me I
should not mind his telling it, pro
vided he did not blink at the palliat-
ing circumstances, the mitigating mo
tives, the selfish considerations that
always accompany every noble action.
At the same time I don't suppose a
commemoration is exactly the occa
sion for dwelling on a • man's short
comings in his life or his literature.*"
Joseph Choate recalled that Darwin
used to say he kept the remedies for
sleeplessness at the. head of his bod—
the Bible and "Innocents Abroad."
"And Darwin said he did not know
which he read the most."
Uncle Joe Camion told how Clemens
came to Washington in the interest of
the copyright lav. "He wrote, me a.
letter and brought, it to me in the
speaker's room." As read by Mr. Can
non, the letter ran:
."'Dear Uncle Joe: Please give me
the thanks of congress, not next week,
but right away. It is very necessary.
Do accomplish this at once, by per
suasion if you can, by violence if you
must, for it is absolutely necessary that
I get on the floor for two or throe
hours and talk to the congressmen,
man by man. I have arguments with
ma. Also a barrel with liquid in it. I
have stayed away from congress and
let It alone for seventy-one years and
I am entitled to its thanks. Congress
knows this well and it never has pub
licly acknowledged its appreciation.
Send me a reply at once with an order
on the sergeant-at-arms. With love
and benediction, Mark Twain."
Congressman Champ Clark of Mis
souri spoke of "Mark Twain as a Lob
byist." "On a memorable day," said
Clark, "Mark Twain descended upon
lie capltol in gorgeous attire and swept
everything before htm. In tho dead of
winter he wore a suit of white flannels,
whlta as the snow which filled the air.
"Ho created a profound sensation,
which was strictly utilitarian, and cun
ningly planned for effect upon hard
headed,, matter-of-fact solons. . The
subject of his lobbying was improve
ment in the copyright laws, which were
sadly en need of Improvement. As long
as he remained in the capltol it was al
most impossible to maintain a quorum
in the house, so eager were members to
form his acquaintance and listen to his
conversation. - All men and women, and
even little children in the street, vied
with one another to do him honor.
"The great-hearted Missourian en
joyed it to the limit. He talked with
perfect abandon on a multitude of sub
jects, and all the while he lobbied—
lobbied skillfully—lobbied in delightful
manner—lobbied with side-splitting
yarns—lobbied with philosophical re
marks— lobbied*with wealth of remin
iscence—lobbied with fetching • argu
ment for justice—and accomplished the
substance of what he .sought—a rich,
benefaction to American authors."
U. S. Battleship Men Rescue Crew
of French Cruiser -y^
i CHERBOURG, Nov. 30—A fierce gale
Is raging along the coast, and the bat
tleships of the second division of the
Atlantic fleet have been forced to
stand off shore under full pressure. It
Is understood that an America^ picket
has been sunk and seven men lost.
A launch from the battleship Louisi
ana made a gallant rescue of the crew
from the launch of the French armored
cruiser Dupleex, which was swamped
by the heavy - seas. Many American
bluejackets are ashore, being unable to
get back to their ships..
NEW YORK. Nov. 30.—The board of
trustees of the California Society of
New York today appointed a commit
tee to go to Washington and urge upon
congress tho selection of San Fran
cisco for the Panama international ex
position In 1315. The committee will
work In conjunction with a delegation
torn San Francisco. Headquarters will
be opened at the capital. .-. • A, j
The New York committee was In
structed to impress particularly upon
congress the fact that San' Francisco
will finance the undertaking without
one cent of assistance from the gov
ernment. , .. ,
Fight on will of "Father of rasa
dena" la ended. PAGE 4
Mayor thinks New Tork syndicate will
buy aqueduct bonds at par. I'AiJtl 4
Washington authorities may bo eked
l.i fr..o Captain McAllister. PAOB 4
Conductor seriously Injured In car ac
cident will endeavor to earn his- liv
ing. ~ PAGIS_9
Clrl prisoner In unwritten law caso
uses hat pin to attack man In court
room. PAGE 14
Theatrical trust plana war on stock
companies. PAGE 14
Officers of Japanese fleet will be given
tour over electrio system. PAGE 1
Women's Home Missionary soolety of
Methodist Episcopal church of South
ern California 'raises (42,000 un d for
the work In year. PAGE 6
Brouklns and Hoxsey, noted airmen, ar
rive In Los Angeles, PAOB 14
Friends say shame caused sudden death .
of clubman's wife in jail. PAGE 1
November building permits exceed the best
previous record. PAOB 12
Local recruiting offcler la urged by depart
ment to secure more army recruits. PAGE 7
Six thousand five hundred dollars added to
Y. M. C. A. fund by one day's work.
Russian dancers entrance Angelenos with
operas in pantomime. PAGE 5
Hallway Commissioner Thome declares
that In four states railroads are over- '
capitalized 1400,000,000. ' . PAOB 2
Denver Judge scores Jury panel meth
ods. ; PAGB 3
Former confidential clerk of Thomas
W. I.awson kills himself. PAOE '■ 3
Sierra Madre club plans office building.
Attorney Joseph Call will leave tomorrow
for Washington to represent fruit growers
In freight rate hearing. PAOB 14
Southern Pacific representatives fall to
attend meeting to discuss type of
channel bridge. PAOE 6
Residents of F.dcndalo in mass meet
ing reject offers of compromise In
fight with Pacific Electric. PAOE 5
Capitalist's wife confirms society's ru
mor* that she and husband have sep
arated. PAOB 3
Frank N. Shaw, prominent mining op
erator and turfman, disappears while
In heart of city. PAOE 1
Former Mormon scores polygamy In address
to local preachers. PAGE 6
Editorial and letter box. PAGE *
Society and clubs. PAOE 7
Sports. PAOB 8
Mining and oil. PAGE 9
Markets and financial. / - PAOB 10
Marriage licenses, births, deaths^ PAOE 12
Classified advertising, PAGES 1.-13
Weather report. PAOE 12
Building permits. . PAGE 12
Chariot horses start track training for
Tournament of Roses contests. PAGE 11
Long Beach, woman goes to visit neighbors
and disappears. PAOB 11
Ninth annual session of the southern
district convention of Women's clubs
opens. PAGB 11
©vol session held by delegates at Ari- - •
zona constitutional convention In
Phoenix. ..$•- PAOB 1
Dr. Cook confesses he Is not sure
whether ho discovered the North Pole.
In trial of girl for murder of laundry
man, widow Is accused of the crime.
» PAGE 2
Outlook for steel, the barometer of bus
iness, is favorable. - PAOB 1
Notable literary men gather at New
York to honor memory of Mark Twain.
Lake steamer brings 10,000 trees for
Christmas to Chicago. PAGB 2
Witnesses beforo congressional probers
say they do not know of foreign lobby "
'-. to kill ship subsidy. PAGB .3
Lord Rosebery declares house of lords
has ceased to exist. PAGE 1
Dial, to be Inaugurated today, elimi- <
nates pomp from ceremony because
of revolution. , PAGE 1
Midway Five well No. 1 breaks loose -
at 20.000 barrels a. day. PAOE »
Kramer outfit ship five cars of ma
chinery to field. , PAGE 9
New capital develops oil In Little Sespe
field. , PAGE 9
AuditoriumPavlowa and Mordkln, as
sisted by the Imperial Russian ballet and
orchestra. In the ocular opera "The Legend
of Ayzlado" and other dances. 2:30 p. m.,
and in "Giselle" at 8:20 d. m.
Belascor— Blackwood-Belasco players In
"The Test." 8:15 and 8:15 p. m.
—Morosco players In "Texas" at
S:ls p. in.
Grand opera house — Hartman * and
company in "The Office Boy," 2:15 and
8:15 p. m.
levy's Cafe —Continuous vaude
ville from 3:30 p. m. to 12:30 a. m.
Los Angeles—Vaudeville, 2:30, 7:30 and
9:15 p. m.
Luna park—Outdoor amusements, band
concert, moving pictures and vaudeville, 10
a. m. to 12 midnight.
Majestic—William Faversharo and com
pany in "The World and His Wife," 8:15
p. m.
Olympic Musical farce, "The Folles of
1811," 3, 7:30 and 9:15 p. m. *
Orpheum—Vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:15 p. m.
—Vaudeville, 2:30, 7:30 and 9:15
p. in. ' '
—Musical farce, "The Under
taker," 3. 7:45 and 9:15 p. m. , . ,
Rusk in Art club social: hour. 5 SO p. m.
Matinee musical, Gamut club, 2:30.
Harraonla club, 2214 Romeo street. •
Votes for Women, 8 p; m., 915 South Olive
street, •-: - / ' ': _'-"•-" „
Los Angeles W. O. T. U. meeting, 2 p, m.
in First Methodist church. Address, "Christ,
mas Suggestions," by Mrs. Jessie Chair.
■ ■ . BAZAARS - A "
Annual Christmas bazaar of First Unitarian
church, 925 South Flower. street, afternoon.
Dinner in evening.
St. Catherine's guild of St. • Stephen's
church, Hollywood, holiday bazaar today. ■
Lady Maccabees' hive No. 1 bazaar tonight
In Burbank hall. Supper from 5:30 to 8.
First Congregational church annual bazaar
in Social hall, afternoon and evening. Lunch
eon and dinner will be served.
North, Northeast and Northwest Improve
ment association meeting 3:30 p. m. in com
mittee room of chamber of commerce. .
Lecture, "Advertising That Gets Business,"
Y. M. O. A. tonight, hy Will B. Chapln.
Firs commission meeting, room 10. city hall,
at 10 a. m. » , i '
"What Makes a Salesman?" lecture by John
W. Whlttington at Y. M. C. A. tonight.
Seat sale for Btnello de Qorgoza, baritone,
who will be heard In recital In Simpson audi
torium Tuesday night, I December «. opens this
morning al Bartlett*. music storo._ Vj ..
Mrs. Alice Clemshire, Who Made
Stir at Long Beach, Expires
Suddenly at Oakland
Deputy from Sheriff Hammel's
Office Going for Woman
When Death Interferes
Suffering keenly from the disgrace
of her arrest and knowing that a dep
uty from Sheriff Hammel's office was
on his way north to bring her back to
Los Angeles to stand trial on a crim
inal charge, Mrs. Alice C. Clemshire,
wife of a prominent. Oakland clubman,
dropped dead yesterday morning In the
Alameda county Jail. The woman was
well known both !n Los Angeles and
in Long Beach and is said to have vic
timized several firms In both cities. At
the time of her death she was dis
cussing her troubles with tho jail ma
tron. A physician, called to examine
her, _.__,., death due to heart dis
ease, but Mrs. Clemshire's friends in
the northern city say she died of
Mrs. Clemshire first attracted atten
tion in Long Beach several months
ago, when she took a suite of expen
sive apartments at Hotel Virginia. She
is said to have represented herself as
the possessor of millions and she lived
on a most extravagant scale. .To the
friends she made at the hotel she ex
plained that Charles M. Schwab had
been her business mentor and adviser
and said that he had made investments
for her which had proved tremendously
At one time Mrs. Clemshire told the
hotel management that Mr. Schwab
was coming to Long Beach with a
party of his friends and said he had
requested her to reserve apartments
for his use. She looked at several
suites and even fixed the date of the
steel magnate's arrival, but her story
proved to be a myth.
Mrs. Clemshire claimed also to be a
physician and is said to have given
treatments to several of the , hotel
guests. She paid her bills at the hotel
promptly and on several occasions ex
hibited considerable sums of money.
At the same time it was reported
that she had been sued for $50 by a
young woman residing in Los Angeles,
who explained that the money had
been paid by her on "Dr." Clemshire's
representation that I she could secure
for her client a good paying position in
the public service. The place was not
forthcoming, and when threats had no
avail a suit was begun, the action being
dismissed later. It is said, because the
money was repaid.
Mrs. Clemshire visited several real
estate firms in Long Beach and repre*
sented that she desired to purchase
property in that city on which to erect
a home, but her deals never reached a
final stage, the woman giving one ex
cuse after another for withdrawing
from her verbal contracts.
In Los Angeles, it is said, Bullock's
department store was victimized for
several hundred dollars' worth of mer
chandise, Mrs. Clemshire securing
credit through tales of her imaginary
wealth. It was this step that resulted
in her arrest and subsequent death, as
the store management secured a com
plaint against the woman, charging her
with obtaining goods under false pre
tenses. Meantime she had left the Vir
ginia suddenly, but she was traced to
Oakland and there arrested on a re
quest from Sheriff Hammel.
When the sheriff was notified of her
arrest he"at once 'sent Deputy Woods
north to bring her back to Los Angeles.
Oakland friends of the dead woman
say that she had become mentally de
ranged and declare she was not re
sponsible for her actions while in this
part of the state.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. With sim
ple ceremony General Diaz will take
the oath of office as president of the
republic of Mexico for the eighth time
tomorrow. In view of the revolution-
ary disturbances the inauguration will
not be marked by the season of fes
tivities that has accompanied it in
former years, but will be conducted
with the same formal dignity and im
The ceremonial will occur at 10
o'clock i tomorrow morning in the hall
of the - palace of mines, where the
chamber of deputies has been holding
its session pending the completion of
its new homo. Only the diplomatic
corps and a few other delegated per
sonages in addition to tho high Mex
ican officials will attend.
Following the induction of Presi
dent Diaz, the oath will bo adminis
tered to Ramon Corral, re-elected to
the vice presidency. The president
and vice' president will then proceed
to the national palace, where they will
receive the congratulations of diplo
mats, government officials and private
■Official celebration of the inaugu
ration of President Diaz and Vice
President Corral will be held at the,
municipal palace In Torrcon tomor
row. No further disturbances are ex
pected in Torreon, but the authorities
are exercising the greatest Vigilance
to guard against surprise.
The roads leading Into Torreon are
guarded by rurales and the chiefs of
police of both Torreon and Gomez
Paiaclo Diaz say ample preparations
have been mode to stop any demon
stration. .;•■'■ a .
With tomorrow safely passed, a feel
ing of relief wjll be expressed, how
ever," In the vicinity of Torreon, lnad*
much as that day marks the final date
of the period, designated by Madero
In, his proclamation for popular up
rising. ,i „v. ---. „. .v«W>..-.£
An Undignified Situation for John
Representatives of 95 Per Cent
of Business Meet and All
See Favorable Outlook
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.—The price of
! steel will not- be cut. Forty of the
leading producers and their represen
tatives, who stand for approximately
95 per cent of the production of the
country, met here today and decided
it was for the good of the Industry to
keep quotations where they are.
Among these were: .Judge E. H.
Gary and W. E. Cory,-chairman and
president respectively of the U. S.
Steel corporation; John A. Topping,
chairman of the Republic Iron and
Steel company: Willis L. King, vice
president of the Jones & Laughlln
Steel company; Charles M. Schwab,
president of the Bethlehem Steel Cor
portion; E. S. Clark, president of the
Lackawanna Steel company; Alexis
W. Thompson, president of the Inland
Steel company, and Wallace H. Rowe,
president of the Pittsburg Steel com
pany, all of the members of the Amer
ican Iron and Steel Institute, of which
Judge Gary is president
Since the last meeting of the insti
tute two months ago, when a similar
agreement was reached, there - has
been an understanding in the trade
that. some manufacturers were,' not
living up to this gentlemen's agree
ment. When' last the small makers
cut prices the United States Steel cor
poration followed their lead and went
after the market aggressively with a
consequent general unsettlement of the
"barometer of business.",
At the close of the meeting Judge
Gary gave out the following state
"Representatives of about 95 per cent
in tonnage capacity of the manufac
turers of steel -in America met at
luncheon, and the two hours follow
ing wero occupied In ascertaining the
condition of business In this . particu
lar line and in the expressions of
opinion concerning present, prices. It
was stated that on the average of all
branches the bookings were about 50
per cent of capacity and the ship
ments somewhat In excess. There has
been a slight, though marked Increase,
In daily bookings, month by month,
since the first of August to the. present
time. Without exception, the view ex
pressed by those present regarding the
future were favorable.
Officer Will Be Accompanied by
Redskin Posse
Join In the man hunt, now in progress
on the • Nevada desert, for i Creeo, the
Piute who murdered Dr. Charles Gil
bert, a former San Bernardino mining
man.' and J. M. Woodworth, a former
sheriff of Nevada. Ben'DeCrevecoeur.
special Indian agent, left today for
the McCiillough mountains. He will
start out from Needles and follow the
Colorado river north.
DeCrevecoeur is considered to be one
of the most daring Indian officers in
the service of < the government, and
during the hunt for Willie Boy on the
Mojave desert he led one of the posses
of man-hunters which trailed that In
dian murderer and drove him to death
by his own hand.
Creeo murdered the two white men
near Searchlight, killing , Gilbert on
Sunday of last week while on a blood
thirsty rampage. A month • before ho
beat Woodworth to death In his cabin
in a lonely section of the McCullough
mountains. . ' .
With DeCrevecoeur will be a number
'of Indian trailers . and sharpshooters
recruited from the miners and pros
pectors of the - desert, who are deter
mined to run tho murderer to earth.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 30.— W. O. Com
stock, Hartley K. Richards, Charles Jam
ison and Aquila Triplet!, millionaire cat
tlemen of Nebraska, convicted In the
federal court of fencing government
lands and sentenced to one year In the
county jail, after spending; a month vis
iting- various ] county jails tn the state,
departed lost night for Hastings. ( There
they will become Inmates of the Adams
county • jail. > ■ • ■;- ----- {t i■'. t
The four men . are not to be treated
like ordinary prisoners. With them they
took a Japanese chef, who will do their
cooking. This week they ordered ex
pensive furniture and carpets sent to the
Hastings Jail as furnishings for their
rooms. In addition, they purchased a
large and well selected library. The
windows of their cells have been hung
with expensive lare curtains and . the
floors are carpeted.
After telephoning to his wife that
he would meet' her at a downtown
restaurant and take her to the thea
ter, Frank N. Shaw, 6. years old, a
prominent mining operator and turf
man of 1721 . South Flower, street,
walked out of a confectionery store
on South Broadway Tuesday night
and has not been seen since. The
missing man is a close friend of Su
perior Judge' Rives, who is assisting
in the search for him.
Shaw, left his homo Tuesday af
ternoon and went down town. About
6 o'clock he entered a candy store on
South Broadway and telephoned Mrs.
Shaw to meet him at a restaurant,
telling her that they would go to • the
theater later In the evening.
Mrs. Shaw arrived '. at' the place
named, but failed to-find her husband.
After waiting more than an hour sho
returned home. When Shaw failed to
appear the following day she became
uneasy and reported the matter to
the police.
The missing man is described as be
ing 5 feet 10 Inches in height and
weighs 175 pounds. He wore his mus
tache close clipped. He lias heavy iron
gray hair and blue eyes. When last
seen he was wearing a blue, * serge
suit and a fancy vest of green striped
Inquiries at hospitals failed to throw
any light on the matter and the the
ory that ho was injured and taken to
sono institution for treatment has
been abandoned.
cused of grand larceny by trick and de
vice, Dessle Arnold, also known as Mrs.
Mary Orloff, a medium, was convicted
by a jury today. The woman was
charged with having swindled Frances
Shaw out of $150 by persuading her
that she would find profitable means of
investment for tho money through the
medium of departed spirits. The testi
mony showed that most of the mes
sages from the-spirit land came to the
seeress In the form of trumpet tones.
ATLANTA, <.a.. Nov. :!<!.—The high
coat of living today forced M. 1.. Bremen
to pawn hi* coffin. Sonic time ago be
bought it for Ida own use because he
could "pick It up at a bargain." Today,
however, he j needed Nome money, and
not having anything else, he had. the
coffin carted to a pawnshop. ■_• -
OTA"*"/-IX l 1 ( <f, 1»T17,C • DAILY 2c. ON TRAINS Hr.
(Mi\ IxJL-lii LUI J-ljO. SUNDAYS sc. ON TRAINS It).
Message on Recall Promises to
Be Bitterly Contested at
f Session Today
■ PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 30.—1n a ses
sion replete with heated speeches, acri
monious remarks and grievous appli
cation of the ax to salaries of prospec
tive state officials the constitutional
convention established a record this
afternoon by the final passage of al
most half of the proposed constitution,
including complete provisions for the
executive, legislative and judicial de
partments of the state. in addition to
the primary election ordinance passed
at the morning session. Only -he re
call measure remains on the secre
tary's desk, and this will come before
the convention tomorrow for probably
the bitterest struggle of the conven
The salaries of all supremo and su
perior Judges, governor and secretary
of state were relentlessly attacked by
economically inclined members, led by
Winsor of Yuma, though Weinberger
of Gila led an-attack on salaries of.
supreme judges. When Winsor moved
to cut the superior judges' salaries In
Maricopa, Cochise,- Pima, Yavapai and
Gila counties to $4100 and all others to
$3000 the convention was thrown into
an uproar. Most of the attorneys op
posed the reduction on the ground that
efficient judges could not be obtained
at those salaries.
Kingan made strenuous opposition.
He wanted to know if any members
wanted a competent judge or a black
smith to pass on their rights. Ho was
answered by cries of "blacksmith."
Coalter of Apache county asked what
become of all "blacksmiths" who had
been on the Arizona bench heretofore.
Kingan's speech ended abruptly. The
reduction was finally effected by a vote
of 31 to 16. The judiciary measure was
then adopted as amended.
The executive measure came up next
and was adopted, 42 to 8, after an
amendment was carried to reduce the
governor's salary $5000 to $4000 and tbe
secretary's from $4000 to $3000.
The third reading of the legislative
department measure caused even more
debate than that of the judiciary, del
egates from Maricopa, Pinal and the
new county of Greenlee striving vainly
to obtain more representation in the
lower house of the legislature. It was
claimed that unjust discrimination had
been shown by the leglsltaive commit
tee, but after many proposed amend
ments the defeated measure was adopt
ed and tho convention adjourned till
AMOUNTS TO $126,046,659
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—Tho total
estimates for the United States navy
for the fiscal year 1911-1912, to be sub
mitted to congress as a basis for the
appropriation for that year, amount to
8186,046,659, which is $5,000,000 less than
appropriated for the current fiscal
fear. The figures include the estimates
for first year's construction of new ves
sels contemplated by the navy depart
ment. '
The new ships proposed are two bat
tleships, one collier, one gunboat, one
river gunboat, two seagoing tugs, two
submarines and one submarine tender.
Originally the department submitted
estimates amounting to $127,016,169.24,
1 including $13,209,923 for tho new build- |
ing program. . ,
sponding to the shrieks of Mrs. Martha
Fanning I today, Patrolman Patrick
Butler risked his life by entering her
burning dwelling, believing that the
woman's child was in tho house. Ho
succeeded in rescuing a parrot, which
had been the subject of Mrs. Fan
nlng'a -lamentations. .* '■:,
,1 ■ ■ ■ '- ■
Balfour's Abandonment of Tariff
as Election Issue Causes
New English Storm
Opponents of Home Rule Have
Subscribed $120,000 to
Equip Regiment
(Associated Press)
LONDON, .Nov. 30.— present elec
tion campaign is one of amazing
changes. Lord Lansdowne's unexpect
ed presentation of a scheme for the re
form of the house of lords lias been sur
i passed in suddenness by Mr. Balfour's
throwing over of tariff reform as an
issue of the election.
Lord Rosebi ry. In the course of a
speech today at Manchester, said:
"The house of lords lias ceased to ex-
It.; it has surrendered Its powers to
the nation. This is a tact of enormou-
Lord Roaebery admitted that it was a
deathbed repentance, but he contend
ed that deathbed repentance, if sincere,
was valid and valuable.
Mr Balfour's adoption of the referen
dum is generally attributed to pressure
from on influential section of the Un
ionist free traders, led by Lord Cromer,
although it is claimed by the bulk of
the Unionist party, once their surprise
was over, as a master stroke of skill
fill electioneering. The opposition lead
er's change of tactics took the old con
servative! completely aback and caused
consternation among tho ardent pro
The Liberals, on the other hand, char
acterize Balfour's attitude as adroit
slipperiness and opportunism. The Lib
eral leaders have not yet had time to
adjust themselves to the changed con
MAY COST $10,000,000
David Lloyd-George, chancellor of the
exchequer, speaking at Llandrindrod
Wells tonight, reiterated that the cost
of a referendum would be $10,000,000. It
was a mere device, he said, to put a.
more effective weapon In tho hands of
the wealthy classes. Tho Liberals would
none of it.
Augustin Blrrell, chief secretary for
Ireland, speaking at Bristol, said Bal
four's proposal of the referendum was
delusive, dangerous and unworkable,
and calculated to destroy free represen
tative government.
The home secretary, Winston Church
ill, addressed two meetings at Shef
field tonight. He said no day passed
without some tory leader overthrowing
some ancient principle of the tory
party. Nothing was more astonishing
in this wonderful, election than the
panic that had overtaken that onco
proud and powerful party. Mr. Church
-11l was again subjected to suffragist
disturbances, several unruly persons
having been ejected from the hall.
The Ulster movement is growing
apace throughout the province. The
Ulster men have taken a strong stand
against home rule and the offers of
subscriptions to a fund to bo devoted
to the purpose of organizing a regi
ment and the purchase of arms havo
risen from $50,000 to $120,000 in the last
two days. i
LONDON, Dec. I.—Tho London Un
ionist morning papers today for tho
first time are full of confidence of a'
union victory at tho polls as a result
of Premier Balfour's acceptance of tho
The stock' exchange yesterday re
flected the belief in a Unionist victory
in the rise of price* of consols and
home securities and in the veering of
betting dealings in favor of a Unionist
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.-On re
quest of the chief of police of Pittsburg,
Miss Mildred Schraeder of Pittsburg
was arrested here today on a charge of
having stolen a valuable collection of
diamonds from a society woman of that
The name of the woman from whom
the diamonds were stolen was not giv
en to the local police, but they wero
informed that Miss Schraeder would
not be prosecuted if she returned tho
jewels. l ■'; j
A telegram from Chief of Police Me-
Quaide of Pittsburg informed Chief of
Police Seymour that Miss Schraeder
would not be prosecuted, but that lie,
wanted tho local authorities (to take,
possession of the diamonds. Miss
Schraeder claims the jewels as her own.
Chief Seymour, declaring that he had
no authority either to hold' her or to
take the diamonds from her, ordered
her release.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—Tho popu
lation of the state of Minnesota la
2,076,078, according to statistics of the
thirteenth census made public today.
This is an increase of 324,314, or 18.5
per cent over 1,761,394 in 1900. The In
crease from 1890. to 1910 was 440,160. or
33.8 per cent.
The population of. the stato of Ten
nessee is 2,184,789. This Is an Increuso
of 164.173, or 8.1 per cent over 2.020,616
in 1900. The Increase from 1880 to 1900
was .58,088, or 14.3 per cent.
SAN DIEGO, Nov. -Miss Emma
Poe. :i teacher In the Sherman (.eights
school, dropped dead while attending a
service at the* Christian • churchs this
evening. Rheumatism of the heart Is
given as tho. cause. Miss.Poe, came
here several 'years ago from Missouri.
She has been a teacher during the past
three years and was active in church
work. Her father. Benjamin Poo, lives
in Gower, _. ' - dßfei

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