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c;»eti«l I)i«i>auh to The Call.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. — President
Roosevelt, who would welcome the
end of the Russo-Japanese war, now
h;is reason to believe that Japan,
'.vhile not willing to sue. for peace,
v ould accept peace on terms which
appear to be more reasonable than
woul . be expected from a Government
flashed with victory.
That this belief -.-vails in the iiigh
.st administration circles is signifi
cant. The United States Is the cus
todian of Japanese interests at St.
shurp. Jf this belief was not
founded upon something tangible It
would be quickly dispelled at any one
of the numerous conferences between
the Secretary of State aaid Takahira.
the Japanese Minister to the United
Ftates. . It is believed here that Japan
would come to peace with Russia on
practically the terms proposed by the
Tokio Government Just before diplo
matic relations between the two gov
ernments were bioken off. These pro
posals were:
"Recognition by Japan of Manchu
ria and its littoral as being outside
lit sphere of influence, and an en
gagiem^nt on the part of Russia to
respect the territorial integrity of
China in Manchuria. Russia within
the limits of Manchuria will not im
pede Japan or other powers in the
enjoyment of rights and privileges ac
quired by them under existing treaties
»ith China.
•Recognition by Russia of Korea
and its littoral as being outside her
sphere of nfluen* c.
'•Recognition by Japan of Russia's
special interests in Manchuria and of
the" right of Russia to take measures
necessary for the protection of those
interests." J '-"'
than the foregoing terms
whi.-h it is believed Japan would
the belief prevails: in
high that Japan will ngt
for an indemnity if the war be
I at :tp present rtatw This is
lered surprising, as Japan has
hundreds of millions in prep
ons for and in fighting the war.
Tri< chances for peace are carefully
considered here every day. Russia's
declaration that she will continue the
war are considered sincere. Never
theless, it is believed that one Rus
sian victory on land or on sea would
Balve Russian pride and open the way
for peace.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 7.— The re
new» . alk resulting from the
'•assadnr Cassini and
!»"inlpter Takahira to the State Depart
in Washing-ton and the co«fer
-sadnr Durand and First
ary Srring-Rice of thf British
ombaspy at St. Petersburg with Presi
dent R<>of»eveit on Sunday finds not
ho in official and diplo
- n St. Petersburg, where
ror Nicholas' declaration that the
var-muFt be carried to a satisfactory
< 'tncluision remains the keynote of the
lent satisfaction is felt,
-. i the Washington tele
at assurances had been
by Kmbassador Caasinl that
I>ur»ind's and Ppring-Rices presence
House was in no way
connected with the termination of the
i !■ all the more readily be
lieved baeaOK the diplomatic world Is
Thai Hpring-Rir-e is a personal
friend of Mr. Roosevelt.
The present urrent of press and
publi< opinion in Russia appears to be
setting toward peace. The news
papers no longer proclaim the neces
sity of <"-ontinuing the war at all costs.
TOKIO, Feb. *.— A report emanating
from London to the effect that the
■;rand Dukes of Russia, determined to
W-Ure peace, had asked the friendly
effices of Great Britain, was published
in Tokio to-day. The foreign office
denied having any knowledge of the
Adi " | arrived at Kure to-day
und immediately raised hie flag on the
Kmall IVMarhment Threaten* Ovama's
l.mv of Communif.atloii^.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 7. — The
lull :ons in Manchuria con
tinues General Kuropatkin reports
the continuation of severe frosts.
A correspondent at Tsinkhetchen
describes a daring raid by a Email
Russian detachment across the Taitse
River, threatening the communica
tions between Liaoyanfr and Feng
wangcheng and causing a panic
amdng the JaDanese. j
General Kuropatkln modestly and
laconically describes this feat as an
"attack by the Russian left." He re
ports that a detachment of Cossacks
commanded by Prince Magraloff at
tacked a village occupied by the Jap
anese on the night of February 5,
bayoneted fifty men and retired with
out sustaining any loss.
It is announced by supreme com
n and that Vladivostok will, for the
duration of the war, b« reckoned a
first -class instead of a second class for
Contit Andre Returns From the Front
to Visit His Father.
FT. PETERSBURG, Feb. 7. — Count
t Tolstoi has returned from Ma l
i. where he received a wound in
■ -ad and was decorated with the
~,. C,cnrs;e. He is visiting his
Mint Leo Tolstoi, at Vafnayn
Catarrh .
Invites Consumption.
It weakens the ddicate lung tissues,
deranges the digestive organs and
breaks down the general health.
It often causes headache and dizzi-
ness, impairs the taste, smell and
hearing and affects the voice.
Being a constitutional disease it re-
quires a constitutional remedy.
Hood's SarsaparlUa
Radically and permanently cures ca-
tarrh of the nose, throat, stomach,
bowels and more. delicate organs, and
builds up the whule system.
No Mtut? lor Hood's acts like
Hood's.. Be sure to get Hood's. -
Te*.tJmonlai.« of remarkable emtm marit-d on
f»«ucFi. C. I. HOOD CO., Lowell. . Mass.
He Intend* to take an ex
it ion for a commission and re
turn to the Far East.
Count Andre Tolstoi served OS an
orderly attached to Lieutenant Gen
eral BofoolefTs Sixth Army Corps ;ind
whs decorated for repeated bravery
in carrying despatches under lire. He
particularly distinguished himself
during the gevere fighting of October
14. I*o4. when Soboleff's corps WAS
preventing: funeral Oku's movement
which threatened to turn the Rus
sian right.
Automobile < nn Will Be Armed With
ltapid-I-ire Guns.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.- -Rapid-fire guns
mounted on automobile cars are to be
usel by thp Russians for the protec
tion of thf trans-Siberian Railroad.
Six of these cars have fieen ordered
by Nicholas Summerfeld of Moscow,
a representative of the Russian Gov
ernment, who has visited the Chicago
automobile show. They were ordered
for infmediate delivery, and will be
pent to Russia from Detroit within the
n°xt two weeks.
The cars will be especially built
with pxtendM platforms in front and
ready to hold the guns. It being fur
ther specified that they are to be
equipped with thirty-horsepower mo
tors of high speed.
Prisoner En Route to Folsom
From Alameda Is Success
ful in Dash for Freedom
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SACRAMENTO. Feh. 7.— Fred Her
man, a prisoner en route from Alameda
County to serve six years at Folsoin
prison for burglary, escaped at th
depot in this city this afternoon and at
a late hour to-night had not been re
Herman was in charge of Deputy
Sheriff Simon. He was allowed to en
ter a toilet without shackles. As he
tame out he walked over to a water
tank to get a drink. Suddenly turning,
he darted out of the waiting-room and
through the crowded depot. The dep
uty Sheriff called to him to stop, but
did not shoot for fear of hurting in
nocent parties. Herman dashed
through the gate leading to the South
ern Pacific shops and was soon lost
to view.
The police department and Sheriff's
deputies were notified and a party
formed, which ever since has been
scouring the country for him. It is
believed Herman jumped on an out
going train.
Simon is criticized by the Sacramento
officers for allowing his prisoner to go
about without irons.
Banker A. B. Hill of Petaluma is at
the Lick.
R. B. Spence. a capitalist of Mon
terey, is at the Occidental.
Grant Snyder, a well known mining '
man of Kennet, is at the Palace.
Wiiiiam G. Lee, a merchant of Au- i
burn, is staying at the California.
John McKay, a mining man of An
gels Camp, is registered at the Grand.
Frank H. Buck, Vacaville's leading
fvuit grower, and wife are at the Pal
EL A. Le Febra, a prominent resident
<>f New York city, is registered at the
St. Francis.
George A. Stewart, a cattleman of
Crows Landing, is among the latest
arrivals at the Lick.
Among yesterday's arrivals at the
California was C. H. Millspaugh, a rail- '
road man of Chicago. .
W. B. Biddle, freight traffic manager,
■Bd George T. Nicholson, passenger
traffic manager of the Santa Fe line, /
who have been spending several days
at Monterey, returned last evening and ,
are at the St. Francis.
F. A, West, a wine man of Stockton, i
and his cousin, F. M. West of the same
town, who is a director of the Western
Pacific road, are in the city. The for- ,
mer is at the St. Franciß and the latter |
is staying at the Lick.
Passenger Traffic Manager Charles '
Fee of the Southern Pacific Company;
and his chief clerk, William G. Gard- !
ncr, left Monday night for Chicago, :
where they will attend a meeting of i
the Transcontinental Association next |
Frank Knox, president of the Nation- '
al Bank of the Republic of Salt Lake !
City, and William M. Bronsford, a
well-known young capitalist of the
same city, and their wives have been
guests at the Palace for several days. )
Mr. and Mrs. Bronsford were recently
married in Salt Lake and are rounding
out their honeymoon in California.
They have brought to San Francisco a
$15,000 forty horsepower automobile, on
which they and Mr. and Mrs. Knox ;
will embark on a trip to Los Angeles
to-day. On their way south they win
stop at Monterey as the guests of
James A. Murray, the Montana million
aire, who is a business associate of
Banker Knox, and will also visit Paso
Robies, San Luis Obinpo and Santa '
Callfomianp In New York.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6. — The follow- i
ing Californians arrived in New York '
From San Francisco — W. J. Ahem, :
I at the Broadway Central; F. F. Bar- '<
i low, at the Hotel Seville; R. A. Bo
gart. at the Cumberland; A. B. Bow
ers, at the Imperial; T. W. Draper, at
the Holland; F. L. Flaherty, at the
Buriholdi: Miss M. King, at the Met
rooolitan; M. A. O'Brien, at the Im
perial: A. Salter. at the Savoy; W. D.
I Sherman and wife, at the Cumber
KKW YORK, Feb. 7. — The follow
llifonuans arrived in New York'
MB San Francisco — J. L. Daniels,
at the Murray Hill; Dr. A. T. McGfn
ley and Rev. J. F. M'Ginlcy. ;i t the
Sinclair: A. F. Morrison, at the Wol
cott: Mrs. L. Farnsworth, at the Hol
i laiul.
McCal! of .Massachusetts and
Sibley of Pennsylvania
Oppose the Rate Bill
Democrats Declare President
Roosevelt Is Following
the Xebraskan's Lead
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.— The feature
; of the debate in the House to-day on
the freight rate bill was the speech
of McCall, who declared that .it was
not to be imagined that' the Supreme
Court would stand between the Gov
ernment and its -victim, following up
that utterance with the statement that
the courts usually reflected the policy
of the party in power. The views of
the speakers as to legislation needed
! were many and varied, but with the
; exception of McCall and Sibley of
: Pennsylvania, all were agreed that the
time had arr.iyed.f-Qr .the, granting of
relief. The names of \V. J. Bryan and
i President Roosevelt figured promi
nently in the discussion, the allegation
being made from the Democratic side
of the chamber that the President's
: recent message to Congress on the sub
! ject of rate legislation only reiterated .
the views of Bryan and the declara
tions of the Democratic party in three
national platforms.
Shackieford of Missouri referred to
the recent remark of Williams of Miss
issippi, the minority leader, that the
Democrats would "toe the mark" with
the President on this question. It was
not. he said with some emphasis, .a
question of marching shoulder to
! shoulder with the President, so long as
he was toe-marking the declarations
, of the last three Democratic platforms.
, It was a question with the Democrats
,of President Roosevelt marching
j "shoulder to shoulder" with the great |
; Nebraskan, who has taken the lead in i
i this great question.
The first voice raised against the
j legislation was that of McCall of i
; Massachusetts, who maintained that it I
i was incompatible with the funda- i
1 mental principles of private property.
' The granting of authority to the'
' Interstate Commerce Commission to
fix rates, he said, was crossing the line
between regulation and confiscation in
a manner that outraged the most
patent principles of justice, and he in- .
quired if any one could imagine any
more ideal method for the destruction
| of private property and one more likely
tn corrupt the American people. The ;
| powers vested by the bill, he said, were
! too vast and dangerous to be wielded
by any political government and were
likely to lead to the destruction of
cities and to Government ownership
of railways. The very air. he said. ;
vibrated with the demands of an
! aroused public appetite.
Despairing that the railroads would
get the protection to which they were
entitled, McCall said that If the lid .
of this Pandora's box should be re- !
moved everything would escape from it :
but hope. He declared It would be
better to let the struggle between the
cities and the railroads go on than to
set up a little machine or a deity, such
as the enlarged commission proposed .
would be.
Further opposition to rate legislation
|at this time came from Sibley of
Pennsylvania, who called on his col
leagues to pause and ponder before
they acted.
I.amar of Florida charged that Me-
Call's views were those of the most
complete reactionaries of the Govern- I
ment against regulating the railroads.
Lamar claimed for W. J. Bryan and
th<^ Democratic party the credit for
first stirring the people to action. Had
not President Roosevelt thrown the
question of regulating freight rates
into Congress by a bombshell, he
asserted, the House would have sat for
twenty years to come without action ;
upon it.
Believes the Fs<*h-Townsend Measure
Should Be Passed.
WASHINGTON, Feb/ 7.— Senator
Cullom, formerly chairman of the
Senate Committee on Interstate Com
merce, favors the passage by the Sen
ate of the Esch-Townsend bill for the
regulation of railroad rates. He so
expressed himself to-day to the Illi
nois Congressional delegation and the
members of the Illinois Manufactur
ers* Association, who- are here urging
rate legislation.
Senator Cullom said he was not
ready to declare the bill perfect, but
as the House had given the question
thorough consideration, and' as the
Senate will not have time to revise
the measure, it should be given to the
country for trial.
Canadian Government Is Asked to
Share the Expense.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.— Senator
Perkins has for some time been Im
portuned by business men of Califor
nia interested in the cod fisheries of
the North Pacific Coast to have the
Government establish hatcheries at
proper points. Senator Perkins has
taken no action hitherto for the rea
son that American fishermen would
secure only partial benefit, the Cana
dian fishermen being nearer the fish
eries and free to avail themselves of
the results of American effort and ex
penditure. It is estimated that to es
tablish a hatchery would cof»t $30,000.
The Senator, however, has con
ferred with Commissioner of Fisheries
Bowers and correspondence has been
opened with the Canadian authorities
with a view of having them co-oper
ate financially and otherwise. It is
believed this result can be brought
about and the hatcheries established.
Believes the Committee of the Illinois
Legislature Will Report
Against Him.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 7. —
Nearly every seat in the lower house
of the State Legislature was occupied
to-3ay in anticipation of a report by
the committee investigating Repre
sentative F. E. Comerford's charges
of corruption among fellow members.
The committee, however, was given
until to-morrow to prepare a report.
Comerford stated to-day that he fully
expected the committee to report
against him. He added that he is
preparing to make on the floor of the
House a vigorous fight for his legisla
tive life. Whether the committee will
recommend expulsion, however, seema
to be an open question. •
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of Louisiana, Gallincer, Gibson, Gor
man, Hansbrough, Heyburn, Kearns,
Latimer, McCreary, McCumber, Mc-
Enery, MeLsAirin, Mallory, Martin,
Money, Morgan, Newlands, Overman,
Patterson, Penrose, Perkins, Simmons,
Stewart, Stone, Taliaferro, Teller.
Total, 42.
Noes— Allee, Allison, Ankenny, Ball.
Beveridge, Burnham, Burrows, Clapp,
Clark of Wyoming, Clarke of Arkansas,
Cullom, Depew, Dick, Dietrich, Dil
lingham, Dolliver, Dryden, Fairbanks,
Foster of Washington. Frye, Fulton,
Gamble, Hale, Hopkins, Keane, Kitt
reage, Lodge, Long, McComas. Mil
lard, Nelson, Platt of Connecticut. Piatt
of New York, Proctor, Quarles, Scott,
Spooner, Warren, Wetmore.
Total, 40.
Pettus and Crane and Tillman and
Hnwley were paired on this vote, and
Aldrich, Burton, Knox and Mitchell
were absent.
The result evidently was a surprise
to the advocates of the House bill
and its announcement was followed
by many conterences among them on
the floor of the Senate. While these
were in progress, McCumbor proposed,
as a substitute for the provision ad
mitting a State composed of Oklahoma
and Indian Territory combined, an
■amendment admitting Oklahoma alone
as a f^tate.
McCumber reported the substitute
and, Beveridge made an earnest plea
against it, saying it strikes at the en
tire measure and deprives the people
of Indian Territory of the relief they
so much need. Bailey and Bate
spoke for the amendment. It was de
feated. 46 to 3".
Gallinger offered an amendment
Ifiat it require a majority of both Ok
lahoma and Indian Territory to adopt
a constitution for the proposed State
of Oklahoma. A motion by Hale to
lay the amendment on the table was
An amendment was offered by Dolli
ver, providing for terms of court at
Tulsa, In addition to the other cities in
Oklahoma provided by the bill. Bailey
opposed the amendment on the ground
that the Senators and Representatives
of the new State should be permitted
to ask Congress to locate the courts.
He said, however, that if a session of
the court is to be held at Tulsa he had
friends he wanted to accommodate at
Chlckasaw, and he offered an amend
ment providing for this. Both amend
ments were agreed to. A number of
the other amendments offered by Dem
ocratic Senators were laid on the table.
Berry suggested an amendment pro
viding that nothing in the act admit
ting" Oklahoma should be construed as
prohibiting the establishment of sepa
rate white and colored schools.
Reveridge responded that the pro
vision had been offered early in the
session and had been • printed. The
ayes and noes were ordered and the
amendment was accepted 38 to 33.
The vote was then again taken on
Bard's amendment to admit New Mex
ico to separate statehood. This time
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with her blood, were handed to him for
identification. Every eye in the crowd
ed courtroom was strained to the ut
most limit to see what effect the sight
of the blood-stained clothing would
"have on the defendant. If the specta
tors expected any sign of emotion they
were greatly disappointed. He looked
calmly and coldly at the garments once
worn by his mother without the slight
est change of countenance.
Mrs. Li. Muston, manager of the
Apollo apartments, 526 Eddy street.
San Francisco, where the Webers re
sided last summer, testified to the
wearing apparel worn by the defend
ant. She was not allowed to give any
testimony at length for the reason that
Attorney Johnson said the testimony
was too remote. She, however, stated
that the defendant wore a light slouch
hat, a black sweater and a long over
When pressed by Attorney Johnson
to give a reason for her remembrance of
"Weber's apparel, she replied she could
not forget the appearance of any man
of such a "disreputable personality."
Miss May Clark was the strong wit
ness of the day. She stated that on
the night of the tragedy she was re
siding at a place called "The Cottage"
on Brewery lane. At 6:30 o'clock she
said she was gathering kindling wood
in front of the house. A bright elec
tric light was shining over th? side
walk in front of the place. She heard
a noise, she said, and looking up saw
Adolph -Weber.
"I am well acquainted with him,"
continued the witness. "For several
months he had passed the house two
cr three times every day. He usual
ly walked slowly, but on this occasion
he was walking fast. He had barely
passed the house on his way down
town whenfj heard the whistle of the
local railroad train. This was about
6:30 o'clock. I then went into the
house, changed my skirt, and started
down to the postoffice to get the even-
Ing mail. When I got there, I saw
Adolph standing in front of the door.
I said to him, "Hello Kid." and went
into the postoffice. I don't remember
v hat he replied to the salutation."
At this point the Clark woman was
cross-examined by Attorney Johnson.
He attempted to shake her evidence in
every way, but she adhered firmly to
the story she had told.
Johnson read a statement to her,
made by Lottie Smith and Myrtle Hall,
inmates of a place called the "Palace,"
opposite the "Cottage." The state
ment was to the effect that on the
night of the tragedy Miss Clark had
visited them and had stated that she
was a great friend of the Weber fa
mily; that she and Bertha Weber were
chums, or words to that effect, and
that she had frequently been to the
Weber home.
Miss Clark could hardly contain
herself during the reading of the state
ment. She almost jumped out of the
■witness chair and shouted:
"No, sir, no, sir, that is not true, I
never said anything of that sort to
those women, so help me God."
J. A. Powell of Bullion was another
strong witness for the prosecution. He
stated that on the night of the tragedy
I he was in the wash-room of the Ameri
■ can Hotel. He was standing in a re
mote corner at the lavatory when he
; heard some one enter from the back
! street. He turned round and saw
■Adolph Weber washing his hands. At
that moment "Weber saw him. With
out turning off the water or stopping
to dry his han£- on the towel, said
the amendment Tvas lost by a tie vote
as follows:
Ayes — Alger, Bailey, Bard, Bate, Ber
ry, Blackburn, Carmack, Clark of
Montana, Clay, Cockrell, Culberson,
Daniel, Dubois, Elkins. Foraker, Fos
ter of Louisiana. Gallinger, Gibson,
Gorman, Hansbrough, Hepburn, Lattl
mer. McCreary, McCumber, McEnery,
McLaurin, Mallory, Martin. Newlands,
Overman, Patterson, Penrose. Perkins,
Simmons, Stewart, Stone, Taliaferro,
Teller. Total, 38.
Noes — A'llee, Allison, Ankeny, Ball, (
Beveridge, Burnham. Burrows, Clapp,
Clark of Wyoming, Clarke of Arkan
sas, Cullom, Depew. Dietrich, Dilling
ham. Dolliver. Dryden. Fairbanks. Fos
ter of "Washington, Frye. Fulton. Gain- ,
ble. Hale. Hopkins, Kean. Kearns. Kit
tredge. Lodge, Long, McCnmas, Mll
lard, Nelson, Platt of Connecticut,
Proctor, Quarles, Scott, Smoot, Spoon
er, Total, 3S. •
Bacon then offered an amendment
eliminating Arizona and New Mexico
entirely from the bill. The amendment
was adopted. 38 to 36.
Bard then in slightly different form
renewed his motion to admit New
Mexico as a separate State and the
motion prevailed, 40 to 37, as follows:
Ayes— Alger, Bailey, Bard, Bate,
Berry, Beveridgp. Blackburn, Carmack,
("lark of Montana, Clay. Cockrell, Cul
berson. Daniel, Dubois, Elkins,
Foraker. Foster of Louisiana, Gallin
ger, Gibson, Gorman, Hansbrough,
Heyburn. Latimer, McCreary. M< -
Cumber, McEnery, McLaurin. Mallory,
Martin. Morgan, Newlands, Overman,
Patterson. Penrose, Perkins Simmons,
Stewart. Stone, Taliaferro, Teller.
Total. 40.
Noes— Allee, Allison, Ankeny, Ball,
Burnham, Burrows, Clapp, Clark of
Wyoming, Clarke of Arkansas, De
pt'w, Dick, Dietrich, Dillingham, Dolli
ver, Dryden, Fairbanks, Foster of
Washington, Frye, Fulton, Gamble,
Hale, Hopkins, Kean, Kearns, Kit
tredge. Lodge, Long, McComas, Mil
lard, Nelson, Platt of Connecticut,
Proctor, Quarles, Scott, Smoot, Spoon
er. Total, 37. .
Foraker moved to lay on the table
the motion to reconsider and that mo
tion prevatled, 39 to 38. the only change
from the previous vote being that of
Beveridge, who voted %i the negative.
This was the last roll call. The bill as
amended then was passed without di
vision and on motion of Foraker the
Senate at 8:06 o'clock adjourned.
Demonst rations Take Place in Okla-
homa and Indian Territory.
OKLAHOMA CITY, O. T., Feb. 7. —
The announcement that the Senate
has passed the statehood bill provid
ing for 'the joint admission of Okla
homa and Indian Territory is creating
great enthusiasm in both Territories.
The Gallinger prohibition amendment
is arousing a great deal of interest and
considerable opposition is expected to
develop against that feature, but there
appears no doubt that the enabling
act will be accepted even if this pro
vision is not stricken out In confer
ence. Public demonstrations took
place all over both Territories to
Powell, Weber dashed out of the place '
into the main hallway of the hotel. '■
The witness stated that he went into
the hotel proper and looked at the
dock. It was either 6:40 or 6:43 p. m. j
"Weber's actions at that time," volun
teered the witness, "made an impres
sion upon my mind, and I remarked to
myself. That fellow must be crazy.' "
Powell said he saw Weber again later
on the same evening in the hotel. He
was scuffling with some young friends
and demanding to "see the girls."
Attorney Johnson rigidly cross-ex- i
I amined Powell, but could in no way
shake his testimony. "How did you get
into this case?" aaked Johnson. "I !
suppose by butting in, same as the
others did," was the answer. "Did you
see any man at that time in the
American Hotel as you state?" asked
Johnson. 'I saw that man at that
time." replied Powell, pointing at
Mm Inez Mcßrayer, who lived at
the "Cottage" at the time of the
tiagedy, testified she saw some man
pass the houpc about 6:30 hut she could
not say it was Adolph Weber.
Other witnesses to-day were W. F.
Crosby. J. K. Corea and Joseph Golden
l)t rg.
The court room was crowded
throughout the entire session. More
] than half the spectators were promi- •
nent women of Auburn. Among then:
were a number of the school girl I
friends of Bertha Weber.
Mrs. Snowden and Mrs. Hess, the ■
I sisters o? the murdered woman, were
present during the afternoon session.
Attorney General U. S. Webb, who is
conducting the prosecution of Weber,
warn greatly pleased with to-day's pro
ceedings. The evidence adduced he re
gardf a? most damaging against the
! defendant.
x MEMPHIS, Term., Feb. With a :
I blizzard raging in North and East !
Texas ;. and rain and sleet falling :in I
many districts in Southern Texas, '
Uouisiana,\ Mississippi and Tennessee,
weather, conditions to-night are •:. de- ,
eidedly . worse than at " any ■ time i since ;
| the present storm began. A blizzard J
has been sweeping over the cattle j
ranches of Western Texas - for two !
days ; and ,to-night it shows no signs of >
abatement. Thousands of cattle are !
reported to be suffering and in many
cases ; totally deprived. of water. .
'Telegraphic ; communication is de- i
moralized ■in all sections of the South- '
westf Rain ;is ; falling in '. New Orleans, ,
i Mobile 3 and Montgomery, accompanied i
by falling temperature.
i The : State of : Arkansas Is to-night in
the " grasp .: of f one of the worst ? sleet j
storms ; ln, Its history. ' : "
■;• In West t Tennessee and Mississippi
[ the 1 temperature v has been about sta- j
| . tionary ; during : the ■ ; last - twenty-four i
hours, ranging; in the various localities '
from 16 1to: 27 1 degrees above ; zero.
; .-. :.■:- Reports '? f rom > Waco ; ? : and ■;. Southern
Texas ] , state i that = the temperature is
slowly 1 rising.- Rains ; have j started i and j
it r is > feared the 'i precipitation will be
followed : by a freeze. . :
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Passenger Steamships Caught in an
Ice Jam at Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.— Two passenger
steamships plying between Chicago
and Milwaukee are fast in the ice off
the entrance to the Chicago River.
Both vessels have a number of passen
gers aboard, hu* it is claimed there is
no danger of an accident to either boat.
The Goodrich liner City of Racine is
hemmed in four miles out, and the Bar
ry iine boat F. and P. M. No. 1 is about
ten miles farther out.
President Sends Message to
Congress Recommending
the Work in the Islands
Would Have Thorough
Study by (Tovernment of
besoufeei of Archipelago
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. — The Presi
dent to-day sent the following message
to Congress:
i i the Senate and House of Representatives:
Circumstar.i tS have placed under the control
oi ih;s Government the Philippine Archipelago.
111-- wlanls of that group present as many in-
U resting and novel tmestiuns with respoot to
their geology and mint-ral resources as any
region of the world. At my request the Na
tional Academy of Sciences appointed a com
mute" to consider and report upon the d«
sirability of Instituting scientific explorations
of the Philippine Islands. The report of this
i-< mmittee, togpther with th« report of the
bdjrd ot scientific rorveyi of the Philippine
liiar.ds, including the draft of a bill providing
for surveys or th*> Philippine Islands, which,
board was appointed by me. after receiving th«
report of the committee appointed by the
-National Academy of Sciences, with Instruc
tions to prepare such estimates and m-ike
such ?u#Ke«>t:ons a» might appear to it per
tinent in the circumstances, accompanies the
The scientific surveys which should be taken
go fur beyond any surveys or exp!f>rations
which the Government of 'the Philippine lal
ai.ils, ho*ever I'lirnpletely srlf-supr'Tting,
could be exuected to make. These surveys,
while, of course, beneflVlal to the people .if
the Philippine Islands-, should be undertaken
as a nationaJ work for the information not
merely of the people of the Philippine Islands,
but of the people of this country ami of the
world. Only preliminary explorations hava
yet been mad* in the archipelago, and It
shoold be a matter of pride to the Govern
ment of the l"nited States fully to investigate
and to describe the entire region. So far as
may be convenient and practical the work of
this survey sh.Kild be conducted in harmony
with that of the proper bureaus of the Gov
ernment of -the Philippines, but It should not
be under the control of the authorities In the
Philippines, for it should be undertaken as a
national work and subject to a board to b«
appointed by Congress or the President.
The plan transmitted recommends simul
taneous surveys In different branches o< re
search, organized on a co-operative basla.
This would tend to i-ompleteness, avoid dupli
cation and render the work more economical
than if the exploration wens undertaken piece
meal. Xo such organized surveys have evei
yet been attempted anywhere: but the Idea is
in harmony with modern scientific and In
dustrial methods.
I recommend, therefore, that provision be
made for the appointment of a board of sur
veys to superintend the national survey and
explorations to be made In the Philippine IsU
ar.ds. and that appropriations be made front
time to time to meet the necessary expenses
of su'-h investigation. It Is nut probable that
the survey would be completed in a leas
period than that of eight or ten years, but
It Is well that It should be begun In the near
future. The Philippine Commission and those
rtsponsible for the Philippine Government art
properly anxious that this survey should n.>t
be considered as an expense of that Govern
ment, but should be carried on and treated as
a national duty in the interest of science.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. — Luke EJ.
Wright of Tennessee is the first Amer
ican citizen to bear the title "Governor
General" in the Philippine Islands,
the Philippine bill signed by the
President yesterday authorizing the
change from the title he now holds,
namely, Civil Governor of the Phil
ipines. Secretary Taft to-day sent
the following cablegram to the new
Governor General:
I salute and congratulate the first American
(iuvernor General of the Philippine Islands,
and wish for him rhe same sucease which has
attended his administration as civil governor.
PHOENIX, A. T., Feb. 7.— The ac
tion of the Senate with respect to
Statehood was not definitely learned
here until late this evening, when the
news spread quickly. Satisfaction is
expressed by all thus far, though there
was no public demonstration. Arizona
rejoices with New Mexico In her good
fortune and thinks she should be
similarly treated, but present satis
faction at not being tacked on to New
Mexico is so universal that the privi
lege of remaining a Territory is second
only to securing a single Statehood.
The opinion is generally expressed
that Arizona's chances for admission
have been greatly improved by the
favorable action as to New Mexico
and that this Territory will be admit
ted by the Fifty-ninth Congress.
Minister Hurt at the Ferry.
The Rev. James Rowell of the Mari
ners' Institute of ?234 Howard street
was brought to the Harbor Hospital
hist night for treatment of several
scalp woundß. Dr. Rowell stepped on
the moving turntable at the ferry
building and was thrown between two
cars. His injuries, while painful, are
not considered serious.
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Given Preference Over an
Independent Want for
Armor Plate for Warships
Believed That the Capacity
of the New Company Does
Not Warrant Consideration
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.— The board
of officers appointed by Secretary Mor
ton to investigate the capacity of the
several armorplate companies has
recommended that the bid for 8000
tons of armor for the battleship New
Hampshire and the armored cruiser*
North Carolina and Montana, of the
Midvale Steel Company, be rejected.
Secretary Morton later announced
the award of the contracts for the
armor as follows: To the Bethlehem
Steel Company, the armor for one bat
tleship and one armored cruiser, 6tise
tons, and all bolts and nuts. 94 tons; to
the Carnegie Steel Company, the armor
for one armored cruiser. 2162 tons.
In announcing the award, it is stated
that while the Midvale Steel Company
has submitted trial plates that have
successfully withstood the required
test, it has not yet commenced th»
regular production of armor in quan
tity, and the Bureau of Ordnance doe»
not deem that the production of the
trial plates submitted la such a guar
antee that the company can produce
suitable armor In quantities required
as would warrant at this time award
ing to that company a contract for
Council of War to Peal
With Malcontents Who In
stigated Argentine Rising
BUENOS AYRES, Feb. 7. — A coun
cil of war for the trial of military In
surgents, of which Consul General
Montes Doca is president and Colonel
Lynch secretary, has been in session
in the arsenal since 7 o'clock thia
morning. The Government has or
dered that military insurgents be
brought to Buenos Ayres for trial.
In a fight yesterday near Pirovano.
province of Buenos Ayres, the revolu
tionary engineer. Baca. and former
Senator Rhur were killed and several
others were wounded.
The transport Primermayo has left
the roadstead with 300 political pris
Search of the ruins of the working
men's union here resulted In the dis
covery of two bombs.
The Government is in full possession
of Cordoba and all the other pro
vinces. Vice President Alcorta and
other prisoners held by the insurgent*
have been released. The insurgent
leaders are fleeing In all directions
and are being closely pursued. Con
stitutional authority has been re
established at all points of the repub
lic. The railways are again operating
their full train service. Prices on the
Bourse are higher, and every trace of
public alarm has disappeared.
Leading representatives of banking
and commercial Interests went to the
Government house to-day for the pur
pose of expressing their sympathy with
the attitude and energy of President
Quintana. The latter replied to their
congratulations and thanked the depu
tation. He said there had . been no
revolution, but merely a mutiny, the
participants in which would b« dealt
with under military law, trrespectlre of
other considerations.
The President declared that the Gov
ernment was capable of maintaining
its authority ant only needed the con
fidence of the people to assure extended
Golden Gate Council's Party.
Extensive preparations arm being
made to make the eighteenth anni
versary party of Golden Gate Coun
cil No. 4. which Is to be held Febru
ary 16 at Golden Gate Hall a success.
A committee has been appointed and
It Is sparing no expense In making the
event a social success. There will be
dancing and the first strains of the
music for the grand march will b«
struck at 8:10 o'clock.

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