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Mrs. Elizabeth Heroy.
SEATTLE. Jan. 6.— Mrs. Elizabeth He-,
roy, the first white woman in Sisklyou
County. California, died here to-day, aged
73 years.
to succeed himself. The. Democratic. cau
cus nominated Colonel J." P.' ; Guflfey. : •
BISMARCK, N, D., Jan. 6— II.' C: Hans
brough was to-day unanimously -chosen
by jhe Republican caucus to succeed - him^
self as United States Senator. . : ,
HARRISBURG. ¦ Pa.^ Jan. ' 6.— United
States Senator Boise . Penrose was nomi
nated by* the Republican cancus. to-night
Off Carmanah light.
VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. 6.-Letters re
ceived to-day from Carmanah state that
further wreckage has been found there.
Some time ago the llghtkceper reported
that the stern of a ship's boat with the
name "Ericson.-Cardiff," was .washed
ashore. Now he says that* much new
wreckage has been washed ashore, includ
ing the remains' of a small steamer and
From other sources It ¦ is f learned that
the wrecked steamer is the tug Wladlmlr,
which drifted to sea from "her moorings
at San Juan on December, 2S. \
It is not thought' probable that the
Tug Vladimir and Another Craft Lost
J PRETORIA. Jan. 6. -A great banquet
given to-night In honor of Mr. Chamber-
Iain brought together many notable men,
including Lord Milner,:British High Com
missioner in South Africa, General Lyt
tleton and General Baden-Powell and the
Boer Generals Delarey and Botha. It
was the first occasion since the war that
the English generals had met their late
enemies at table. Toasts to ' King Ed
ward and the royal family were honored
with enthusiasm. '
Late Enemies Meet at Table at Pre
toria and Drink : to King
Miss Whitehouse is a daughter of
James Whitehouse, a sculptor, now with
John p. A{cGilvray, a building contractor,
i!i Sap Francisco.
DENVER, Jan. 6.-Leona Whitehouse,
aped 17 years, was seriously and perhap3
fatally shot by mistake by William Mas
sey,.a neighbor, this evening.' With two
other girls Miss Whitehouse dressed In
boy's clothes and went about the neigh
borhood of her home, corner of South
Ninth street and West, Tenth avenue,
ringing doorbells and playing similar
pranks. Her hat blew.into'Massey's yard
and when ehe went after it Massey
thinking her a chicken thief, fired at her
The ball tookeffect in her face, inflicting
a dangerous wound. -
Leona Whitehouse of Denver Is Shot
by n Neighbor While Masquer
ading in Boy's Clothes.
In order to. reach, producers, guilty; of
these offenses who '.-arenas', producers
merely, .beyond national"; control, ; a .pen
alty should be , Imposed upon ;' the inter
state and j foreign ', transportation of .'. goods
produced ' by- them ,¦ and ' Federal "¦ courts
Such legislation to be directed ¦ alike
against- those who give and those . who
receive illegal . advantages and -'to cover
discrimination in J prices "as against com
pctitorsMn, particular -localities resorted
to for the purpose of destroying compe
tition., ¦ .' ...... -.-" ' •'/'-. /' ; ' ¦ •"¦ •
The . situation respecting transportation
discriminations 'and the: entry; of inde
pendent capital into" new industries has
lately been improved. -It is now known
that the amount of capital embarked In
independent enteuurlses In . the past two
years at 'least equals the -total capital of
the groat combinations formed within the
previous twelve years. With assurance
against predatory; competition, : , this Im
provement will continue. Individual in
dustrial experience, with the certainty of
secure employment ' of capital, may be
trusted 'to, compete effectively, with, such
selfish combinations as are not formed for
sound; economic reasons, but merely in
order to capitalize the' country's prosper
ity for the benefit of. their. promoters.. The
existence of most of these "combinations
has not increased the productive capacity
of the country; they have merely acquired
the ownership of pre-existing industries.
Recommendations for Immediate legis
lation—That all discriminatory : practices
affecting' interstate -trade be ; made ¦' of
fenses; to "be enjoined and punished.'. -'. .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.— The fol
- lowing abstract of the Attor
ney General's, recommend? •
,' tlons regarding, trusts -and
combinations, .which was made public to
day, was given out at the .White House to
night. It represents the general attitude
of the administration on this subject and
was authorized by the President: ¦
Preliminary — The "people do not 'desire
the business of. the country to be inter
fered with beyond the regulation neces
sary to control combinations .where they
act improperly and to- correct any ten
dency toward .monopoly. In this country,
where money is cheap and abundant anrl
within' the reach of keen, and -capable
men, monopoly .will be impossible, if com
petition is kept free. .
Small enterprises have certain advant
age?' over large combinations . and will
live" and thrive if assured of an open anJ
fair field. Rebates and discriminatory
rates constitute one. of the chief restric
tions on competition... They unquestion
ably swell the earnings of favored con
cerns and, supporting a vast volume of
eapltnl stock which represents nothing
but unfair advantage over rivals, contri
bute largely to the upbuilding of'monop
oly. # *
that the German Government declines to
associate itself with the protest of Great
Britain and Italy to the Porte concerning
ihe passage through the Dardanelles Into
the Black Sea of four unarmed Russian
torpedo-boat destroyers, and that it has
informed Russia to that effect.
schooner reported wrecked is either of
the overdue schooners General Siglin or
South Bend. *
To this end a commission or special bu
reau in the proposed Bureau of Commerce
could be created, whose duty it should b«
to investigate the operations of concerns
engaged in interstate or .foreign com
merce, to gather information and data en
abling, it to: make recommendations for
additional legislation, to report to the
President. This would be a. first step in
securing , proper publicity. This commis
sion should have authority to inquire into
the management of any concern doing an
interstate business whenever It becomes
necessary or desirable; It shoald have the
authority to call for reports from them,
to- compel testimony from all witnesses,
and the production of books, papers, etc.
. • These \ recommendations are based on
the . central thought .that the first step
should be taken by; a law aimed at what
are certainly known to . be unreasonable
practices directly restrictive of -freedom
of commerce 'and by a law securing some
governmental supervision as . outlined
above/ A special act should be passed at
once to ¦ speed the final decision of cases
pending or to bo raised under the" present
There should be a comprehensive plan
to enable the Government to get at all
the facts bearing upon "the organization
and practices "of concerns engaged in In
terstate commerce, not with a view to
hampering any legitimate- business of
such "concerns, but in order to be In posi
tion to take action if necessary. <~
enter interstate commerce. This pro
vision should relate first to concerns
which fatten on rebates; second, to con
cerns which sell commodities below the
general price in particular localities or In
any other way In particular localities seek
to destroy competition.
Provision should also be made to reach
corporations and combines which produce
wholly within a State, but whose products
should be given power to restrain such
transportation at the Government's suit.
Such legislation Is necessary because
the Existing Interstate commerce law does
r>ot give an effective remedy In this class
of cases against either shipper or carrier.
The casus omlssus In the interstate
commerce act should now be supplied by
Imposing a penalty upon carrier and
beneficiary alike and by glvln-g to the
courts the right to restrain all slch in
fractions of the law.
The prohibition against carriers should
be limited to those subject to the act to
regulate commerce. Only carriers op
eratlns a line of railroad or a rail and
v.-ator line as one line are required to pub
lish their rates and adhere to them. It
is /impracticable to control lines operat
ing: wholly by water. Rates of wa-ter
transportation are necessarily open to the
freest .competition, are Invariably low by
comparison* and thus naturally furnish
the standard of reasonableness without
express i regulation.
It should, be' made unlawful to trans
port traffic by carriers subject to the in
terstate commerce act at less rates than
the published rate, and all who partici
pate In violating the law should be pun
ished. ,* ;. • -, I^KJ
; The Prince ' Arthur was formerly, the
British ship Houghton Tower and was
built in.Blrkenhead, England, In 1S62, for
G. R, Clover & Co. She was a vessel of
1593 gross tons, 240 feet .long by 40 feet
beam and 23 feet depth of hold. In her
earlier career the vessel was in trade with
the East Indies, but she was sold some
Vears ago to P. H. Roer of Christlania,
who has ever since operated her in the
lumber trade, carrying many cargoes
from Puget Sound to foreign lands.
It is probable that orders will be Issued
to all tugs who make a business of seek
ing tows off Cape Flattery to visit the
scene of the wreck in the hope that the
original story of the Indian runner that
the vessel was breaking up may have
been exaggerated and precipitated by the
washing ashore of rigging which was
shaken loose when the vessel first pound
ed against the submerged and treacher
ous reefs. In the event of there belqg
any possible chance the immense towing
fleet of the Puget Sound Tugboat Com
pany will be dispatched with all haste to
render such relief as may be possible.
Old timers, however, assert that there
will be nothing left to tell the story of the
disaster. * '-. •> • V
ceivetl developed that, the writer said the
wreck was. from Valparaiso, and as the
Prince Arthur was due from there, there
is no question that she Is the ship whose
crew met such a tragic fate at the ter
mination of her long voyage. The ex
treme isolation from telegraphic commu
nication of the place where the bark went
ashore makes particulars hard to obtain
and It will be several days before further
details will be received.
Britain has vigorously, protested
to the Turkish Government
against the' permission granted in
September last to the unarmed Russian
torpedo-boat destroyers to pass through
the Dardanelles Into the Black. Sea un
| der the commercial Hag of Russia. These
vessels were about to start on the pro
pose trip. -
The British note says the passage of
the Dardanelles by the torpedo-boat de
stroyers would be a violation of the ex
isting international treaties, and that if
Russian warships are thus allowed to use
the Dardanelles Great Britain will re
serve the right to demand similar privi
The protest has caused irritation in
Russian circles and concern on the part
of the Turkish authorities, who fear that
other powers will follow the example of
Great Britain.
It is said that Turkey, having given her
word to Russia, will permit the Russian
vessels to pass through the Dardanelles
despite the protest of Great Britain.
BERLIN*. Jan. 6.— The press is informed
January 2 the Norwegian iron bark Prince
Arthur was bound from Valparaiso for
-^ruiisli Columbia to load lumber. ' The
Prince Arthur was commanded by Cap
tain Markussen. an old-timer on the
OMSt, but it 2s evident that he mistook
the Umatilla lightship for the Flattery
!ight and was thus driven to destruction
l»y the verv beacons intended to warn
him of his dancer.
Kapiciiy wirifi and wave drove the ves
rel alor.g until suddenly there was that
crash so feared by shipmasters and Cap
tain Markussen knew his vessel had
struck. Her position' could not possibly
have been worse. ¦ She was fast among
the rocks off the Ozette River, where
many a vessel before her had piled her
bones to bleach in the sun.
Darkness and the tumultuous seas run
ning made the position of the shipwrecked
men most precarious and It was soon ap
parent that an attempt must be made to
reach the shore through the breaker?.
<>r,e after another the boats were lowered
and the twenty men composing the crew
of the unfortunate Prince Arthur started
e horeward .
The experiences as narrated are meager,
there being but few left to tell the tale,
nn<J these, when taken In charge by the
frontiersmen living in cabins along the
ocean beach, were for bours unconscious
and had not revived when the courier
brought the news twenty-five miles
through the wilderness to the nearest
Fteamboat landing, whence/word came to
day In a private communication to a local
One after another the bodies of the un
fortunate victims on the wreck were
*aj;hlng ashore. Th« settlers had no
h-.eans of identifying the bruised and bat
lered corpses and dug graves for them |
back from the high water mark as rapid
ly «-s the human line into the surf was
Ibl© to recover the bodies.
The vessel at the time the courier left
had broken up and the wreckage was
pounding Itself to pieces In the breakers. '
furnishing additional dangers to the
heroic woodsmen, who risked their lives
to do a last sad service for their fellow
The fate of the Prince Arthur dots not
furprSse shipping men. who aver that her
doom ¦was sealed the moment her prow
*es Inside the Umatilla lightship. There
Tvas no escape for the vessel, particularly
when Captain Markussen, supposing the
lightship to be Flattery Light, shaped his
course westward and was soon among the
j?gscd rocks of the reef. The position
'where the Prince Arthur «truck is Iden
tically the same- as that from which the
German ship Flottbeck was rescued two
years 1 ago. but then It required the ser
vices of three of the largest towing- ma
chines on the Pacinc Coast to release her
frcm her dilemma. ,
W:th the Prince Arthur t£e case was
different, the accident occurring late at
night during a howling gale from the
west, when even etanch tugboats sought
shelter. The position is one of the worst
on the Pacific Coast and the Government
has extensively marked the place to pre
vent Just such an accident as has over
taken the unfortunate Norwegian bark.
A confusion of names in the original
report from the scene of the disaster led
to tbe belief that th« vessel which had
met her fate in the -Isreakers was the
Norwegian chip Prince Albert, bound to
Puget Sound from Cape Town, South
Africa. This vessel sailed on November
lo and a discrepancy In dates proved the
utter impossibility of the original report
being correct.
Fra-tber investigation of the letter n-
The total destruction of a big merchant
Fhip and the- Joss of eighteen lives. On
PORT TOWNSEXD. Jan. «.— A misin
terpretation of lighte, a heavy sea, thick
tog and rain ar.fi a terrific westerly gale
prevailing oST Cape Flattery during the
opening' <5ays of tbe year accomplished
Sj*d»l Dispatch to Tbe Call
Vessel Crashes Dpon Rocks
Near the Carmanah
Secretary Hanlon. whom Manager
Chapman brought out with him from the
East, is also severely talked about.
The more Important officials of -the road
also have grievances against Chapman.
Quite recently they were Informed that an
nual passes would soon be abolished and
that In the future persons enjoying tlw
privilege would be furnished with book3
filled with coupons, and that every time
they, rode they must present one of these
little tickets to the conductor. In justice
to Mr. Chapman it may be said that this
system of passes is now in vogue. In L03
Angeles, but the subordinate officials of
the United Railroads In this city do not
take kindly to this new Innovation.
Those who are criticizing. Manager
Chapman assert". that since he has as
sumed the managership Jhe expenses
have bounded up to an alarming extent
and that, on the other hand, he Is not
giving the* general public as good ser
vice as it Is entitled to. As an instance
of this, they claim that on rainy and
stormy days- a large number of the street
cars are taken oft and that the cars are
run a great deal too far apart at such
Quite recently Charles B. Kltch was ap
pointed in authority over Debenham at
the Turk and Fillmore streets carhouse.
Debenham's friends say that Kitch made
it so unbearable for him that at last he
could do nothing other than "resign. Th«
carmen last Saturday presented Deben
ham with a handsome gold Watch and
chain as a token of their appreciation of
his justice to them. ,
system for twenty-fivo years and who
was for a long time car dispatcher at the
Twenty-ninth-street carhouse.
The latest act that has aroused the lr*»
of the street ' car men is the acceptance
oT the resignation of Georsp-Dcbenham,
who was connected with the Market street
Manager Chapman has been severely
criticized during his brief administration
in this city. His relations with the Car
men's Union have been far from cordial
and his selection of Inspectors raised a
mighty howl. The Carmen's Union ex
pelled sixteen employes of the road re
cently from its organization, as their
loyalty to the union was doubted. These
sixteen men are still in . the employ of
the road, but the executive committee r>f
the Carmen's Union will refuse to work
with them when the company enters upon
the next yearly agreement with its em
More than once President Cornelius of
the Carmen's Union was on the point of
refusing to deal with Manager Chapman
In business matters and wished. to deal di
rectly- with Brown Bros, of New York.
In every case a compromise was effected,
however, and it Is said that Manager
Chapman was willing to do anything
rather than suffer the indignity of being
ignored by the Streetcar Men's Union.
It is said that President Arthur Hol
land, who represents Brown Bros, finan
cially, now meets Manager Chapman with
coldness and has already decided who will
succeed' Chapman* when his managerial
head falls into the basket. Last nisht it
was persistently rumored that thj man
who will succeed Chapman is Henry H.
Lynch, at present superintendent of con
struction for the corporation.
"Wars and rumors of wars" are making
matters hum around the executive offices
of the United Railroads. It is said that
Brown Bros, of New York are dissatisfied
with their investment in purchasing the
street railway systems of this city; that
the money Is not rolling In half as fast as
the New" York financiers expected; that
General Manager George F. Chapman,
sent out by the Browns from the East
to succeed E. P. VInlng. has not com*
up to expectations and it Is believed that
he will not remain even^to fill out h!s
yearly contract. It is declared that every
branch of the United Railroads la demor
alized; that the departments of the cor
poration are not working: In harmony, with
the one exception of holding indignation
meetings, in ¦which every one present de
nounces Manager Chapman and his
methods In. loud .terms.
Mistake of Captain
Costs Nearly Score
ol Lives. .
Expenses Have Increased
and Earnings Not Up
to Expectations.
time should -not have been 10
o'clock or • 11 o'clock in the
morning or exactly noon, but
Senator : Leavitt, who . has been
haridh'ng. the effort to prevent
consideration- of these appoint
ments specifically mentioned
12:40 o'clock in His motion; and
The message that" the Senate
refused to receive yesterday was
presented to-day and consisted ot
two p*arts. The first was the mes.
sage proper and. the second was
the list, of appointments over
which there has been so much
trouble for the last few • days.
Both' messages were' ordered
printed in the journal "pending
their consideration by the Sen
ate. That "consideration" will
not come until after Dr. George
C. Pardee has had an opportunity
to do as he may see fit wfch all
of the patronage that has been
given out by Governor Gage in
the . last two years. Then, to
show how impossible it is for the
Senate to reach these appoint
ments to-morrow, it. is only nec
essary to quote the meeting time
of the Senate and the time of the
inauguration, and the way in
which Governor Gage's appoint
ments were passed over into the
new administration becomes at
once apparent. '/i^ V*:'
When the . Senate adjourned
to-day it was upon motion of
Senator F. W. Leavitt of Ala
meda County, and Leavitt spe
cifically mentioned in his motion
that the time to which the ad
journment should be had would
be at exactly 12 140 o'clock.
There was no reason why the
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ordered it printed in the journal
and then arranged for their meet
ing to-morrow, so that under no
combination of circumstances can
the consideration of them be
reached before the inauguration
of t)r. Pardee. s ' . .
.The Senate to-day completely
sidetracked the Governor's mes
sage in which. he announced his
appointments, and while they re
ceived the document they merely
i»g aa^' TO, Jan.* 6.— The Sen
ate of the ; State of Cali
fornia has turned ;the" entire acl
ministration ofAhe affairs of the
commonwealth" over to Gov
ernor-elect George C. Pardee,
and aW of tlie inter-sessioif ap
pointments of Governor Henry
Gage have finally been given into
the care of the new Governor.
There is no longer any possibility
of. the Senate confirming- any of
the appointments that have been
made by : Governor jGSgc during
the last two years, and even the
attempt that was iiiiailc by Gov
ernor Gage last nighr to enlist
the symphtlres. -of tjie 'Demgj
"cratic^-m'ehjfoet^ of ittie -"Senate
have been without any result, no
.matter, whether they had agreed
to the Gage programme or not-.
Pp*<-!al Dispatch to The Call
Henry Lynch May Be
Appointed to the
Upper House
Norwegian Bark
Prince Arthur
United Railroads to
Select Another
Is o/ JVo
Final Effort
London Objects to Concession Permitting
the Czar's Unarmed Torpedo Boat De
stroyers to Pass Through the' Dardanelles
Administration 'Makes Public Its Opinion
as to the Evils to Be Corrected and
Once. More Urges Immediate Legislation
Chance Lost
at Eleventh
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