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Balloting Devices Questioned; Smyth Of fers to Fight ; Insurance Is Favored
Voting " Machines Cause
Row'in the Senate
Welch Insists on Investigation and Leavitt
Heads a Vigorous Opposition
Conttnnrd from Pace> 1, Column 1.
twho is interested in the machine em
ployed in Alameda County, but he had
apparently flicked Cator on the raw.
The commissioner said he had been
asked many times if the machines could
be "worked." but he had never heard a
; direct charge to that effect from any
responsible source. This statement he
followed with a rather Interesting re
- cital of the Hosmer contest. Then
Leavitt suggested that the committee
• rail an expert who had already exam-
'ned the machines and find out how
much of an examination would be
. necessary.
Leavitt took Welch's plan to mean
that Welch wanted to employ an un
friendly mechanic, and charged the San
Francisco man with an intent to legis
late the machines out of the State and
ruin their makers.
LOUD LANGUAGE HURLED
Welch came back with the sugges
tion that if the machines were all right
an investigation would increase their
; Pales. Leavitt said he was willing to
have his machine explained by an ex
pert who knew something about ma
chines, but that he did not purpose to
have one torn to bits by a man who
hfd never seen the mechanism of a bal
lot machine and who was unfriendly.
It was then that Welch came through
with an offer to put up the price of the
machine and the loud language began
'to be hurled around the room. Leavitt
thought Welch was out to ruin his busi
ness and said so.
1 Welch insisted that he only wanted
to remove doubt from his own and the
public mind, and offered again to buy a
machine. Leavitt said they were for
sale only for their proper purpose.
Walker suggested that Welch borrow
one from San Jose, and Welch insisted
that he wanted one of the machines
used in the last San Francisco elec
. tSon. Leavltt said angrily that of course
a dishonest official could, if he had the
opportunity, derange a voting machine
or any other piece of machinery.
A majority of the committee had
taken to the open and- cooler air when
Belshaw came to the rescue with a dis-
Lrovery. The law provided that the ma-
;incf could not be opened, for six
month;? after an election and a
mere Senatorial resolution would not
override tfce law. Welch got Belshaw
to promise he would vote for a law au
thorizing the examination and hurried
out to prepare the bill, which will be
introduced tomorrow.
ANTHONY BILL WONT DO
Before the voting machine contro
versy got under way Senator Marc An
thony was quietly but firmly told his
recall bill would not do. and that de
SHAW GIVES VIEWS
ON CURRENCY
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. — Secretary of
the Treasury Shaw rpoke on "Pending
Financial Legislation" at the annual
banquet of the Missouri Society at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel tonight. He
The only weakness In our currency Is want of
rlKßtleitT. Credit currency, by which 1-mean
.itrreney against whlrh no collateral is de
manded. Is the only elastic currency known to
man. There are several reasons why tlie credit
currency system must not be adopted In Its pn
tiretr In tiiis country, and erery reason for safe
guarding in neveral ways, whatever Issue may be
*"l am etronsly in favor of the • Issuance of a
*&r< unie of bank-note cJrculation In excess of tbe
kmit value of the bonds deposited. 1 -am not.
T'.werer. In favor of a separate and distinct kind
of currency. In my Judgment this additional
circulation Fhocld be puaranteed by tbe Govern
ment and tlie fart recorded on tbe present bank
note to the effect that tbe came 1s secured toy a
deposit of Government bonds should be elim
inated and tn lieu thereof tbe note should con
tain tbe following: •This note is guaranteed
by the Cnited States." '
"The smallest thinkable tax on this additional
circulation would affor,d abundant protection to
tbe Government. Tbe banks should be required
to retire at least once a year any excess above
,the par value of tbe bonds deposited. '\u25a0'.'\u25a0
In addition there should be autbonxed an
Iwje equally large, taxed at not lees than 5 per
cent wita no requirement as to reserve. It is
idle 'to reqnlre a reserve against emergency cur
rency, for tbe exhaustion of reserve is what
makes tbe emergency.
AVn-GILLETT FACTION OBTAINS
CONTROL OF III.'MBOLDT TIMES
Clan H«-»ded by John C. Bull Jr. Will
Glv« Counter Blastn to Men Who
l-"onpht Them in Convention
EUREKA, Jan. 31. — A Republican
faction of IJumboldt county, headed by
John C. Bull Jr., prominent capitalist
and politician. ha.s obtained control of
the leading Republican organ of the
county, the Humboldt Times, the paper
having changed hands today." Bull
goes Into presidency of the Times Pub
. lishlng Company and his connection
' with the paper Is an omen that war
1 will be declared between the. Gtllett
! faction of Republicans backed _by
! strong machine organization, and the
I Bull faction. In the last gubernatorial
campaign an attempt was made by the
Cillett Republicans to oust Bull from
: the chairmanship of the Republican
county convention, and it Is through
the Times that he intends to retaliate.
William H. Fischer will manage the
Times.
FAIL TO SECURE . .
\u25a0^n ' DIAMONDS WORTH LARGE SUM
Jiafe Coßtainlnif G*m» Worth «20,000
Ilnlatu Rfforta of Robbrrs In
thr Angel City
IX)S ANGELES. ; Jan. 31.— A sys
tematic attempt to^loot two large of
fice buildings in Broadway In the heart
of the city w.ts made by cracksmen
last night. Although five safes were
, badly damaged with sledge hammers
and saws, but little loot was obtained
Iby the robbers. Several offices in the
\u25a0O T Johnson building and theCoul
\u25a0 ter building were entered. One of the
eafes contained $20,000 worth of dia
monds, but the robbers were unable to
•gain entrance Into the inner part of
! it. A score of desks were pried open.
PHILADELPHIA, EMBEZZLER IS
CAPTURED AT HARVARD, IDAHO
Will Be Returned to aaaker City to
Stand Trial for Misappropriation
Of- $20,000 I-art July.
SPOKANE. Jan. 31. — After- a chase
which commenced in July last, detec
tives from Philadelphia today arrested
"tfjVuiam Cullin, a trusted employe of
tift Potiatch Lumber, Company at Har
vard. Idaho. He Is alleged to. have em
'beizled $20,000 from a Philadelphia
• firm. Since the alleged "*heft Cullfr. has
been In various places, gradually drift T
ling west and covering his tracks In a
'manner that baffled the authorities.
spite his argument that the growing
Importance of our country and Its ter
ritorial acquisitions by conquest,
armed and declaratory, made it incum
bent upon the people to Impose the
strictest discipline upon their public
servants. The committeemen took no
•exceptions to the argument, but de
clined to be participants in the recall
brand of discipline.
The Assembly committee spent the
afternoon discussing the provisions of
the Stetson bill, which is an Ingenious
combination of the Illinois and the
Texas primary laws. These laws are
popularly known as direct, primary
law's, but are in fact a modified form,
or rather a simplified form, of delegate
convention systems. The Stetson bill
contemplates the election of delegates
and the voting of candidates' tickets
at the sameprimary election. The vote
on candidates is to be an advisory vote,
binding in a limited sense on the dele
gates, in that delegates from any pre
cinct are bound to vote for the ma
jority candidates or plurality candi
dates who received at least 25 per cent
of the vote of that precinct so long as
those candidates' narr.es are before the
convention, the candidate with the
least number of votes being dropped
after each ballot In the convention un
til a majority nomination Is arrived at.
EFFECT OF STETSO.V BILL
Should the Lucas oill, which makes
the present intermediary primaries
mandatory and obligatory in all pre
cincts, be passed, the Stetson bill is
possible — that is, it rould undoubtedly
become valid law without amendment
of the constitution. Its author, an
earnest, honest man, does not pretend
that it is the direct primary the people
have been promised. He does believe,
however, that pending the enactment
of a pure direct primary law it will
prove a decided benefit if it does not
work all the reform sought.
It is only fair to Stetson to state
that he will vote for a pure direct pri
mary law, although he does not fully
subscribe to the entire abolition of
delegates and delegate conventions. On
the. other hand, it is_only equally fair
tosay that the enactment of such a law
as he proposes, might be a serious
stumbling block in the path of pure
direct primary legislation. The bill
will have its supporters, both honest
and otherwise, "as It will meet with ex
actly theuame kind of opposition. It
is frankly a-, compromise, but it is a
compromise honestly designed to fill in
a gap. That- if enacted it may result
in sidetracking "even better legislation
is a contingency that will undoubtedly
appeal to both the radical direct-pri
mary advocates and the .opponents- of
any' reform. : ;.'•-\u25a0•
PRESIDENT LAUDS
WOMEN'S WORK
NEW YORK, Jan. 31.— A letter, from
President Roosevelt to Mrs. Maud Na
than, president of the Consumers'
League, was read at the annual meeting
of the league in this city today. The
President wrote that if State authori
ties did not do their duty in matters of
such vital lmpoft as child labor there
was no choice except for the national
Government to Interfere. The letter in
part follows:
"You are doing a work that should
appeal peculiarly to every good citizen,
for those you befriend are greatly In
need of friends and are not powerful
enough to stand up for themselves. I
am particularly Interested in your e.f
forts to improve , conditions \ under
which girls do their, work in the great
shops, and I have an especial interest
in your effort to combat the evils of
child labor." ; •
AMERICAN CAN COMPANY
SELLS '..BELLINGHAM PLANT
Offlclalji of the? PaclOc American Flnh-
erles Admit the Cloalnc of
' the Neeotiatloaa -
BELLIXGHAiI. "Wash.. Jan. 30.— E. B.
Demlng of the Pacific American Fish
eries admitted today that negotiations
for the purchase of the American Can
Company's big Bellingham plant were
closed. E. H. Temple of San ' Francisco,
general manager of the coast district
for the can company, was in the city
yesterday, as was F. W. Prael of Port
land,' another official. ' * '•.
It is believed that while the negotia
tions have closed the result will notbe
made known until Temple, who left the
city last night, reports to the head'offi
cers in New. York.
GENERAL WESTOX TO SUCCEED
WOOD. IX THE PHILIPPINES
President's Friend Will Probably Be
Promoted to Command Depart
ment of • the : Eaat
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.— Major Gen
eral Leonard Wood will , ba recalled
from command of the Philippine Isl
ands at an early date and General John
Weston will be promoted to succeed
him. ;
The recall of General Wood, which
was agreed upon at a conference in the
White House between the President
and Secretary Taft, means he\ will be
promoted to command the- Division of
the East, provided Lieutenant General
Arthur^ Mac Arthur does not "desire the
place for himself.
McCLELLAX LOSES POIXT
NEW YORK, Jan. 31.— Justice Lev
entritt today denied the. application of
counsel for. Mayor McClellan to ; set
aside the service of; summons -y". and
complaint in the quo" warran to pro
ceedings brought by the -Attorney Gen
eral in the matter of th^-ballot count.
Judge Leventritt ; granted a stay, of
proceedings in the matter until three
days after Justice Fttts- of Albany
handed down . his decision on the mo
tion of prohibition against Attorney
General Jackson.. ' - •
B.I.VKRUPT PUBLISHERS
ATLANTA. Ga., Jani 31.— A petition
in bankruptcj'.; was filed today, in" the
United States District Court against
the Atlanta News .Publishing .Company
by J. =W. English; Jr., president'of, the
publishing company, and other credit
ors.' A* temporary ' receiver was .ap
pointed.'"
COAL FOR SALT LAKE
SALT LAKE, Jan. 31. — Announcement
was made today/, that" the "product : of
three coal mines at' Rock ? Springs,'
TVyo., * would be v started' to ; Salt ; Lake
immediately to relieve the fuel famine:
:. Chile . was" the , first . South* American
state .to build railways, of twhlch ; it
now has nearly 3000 miles.' ' ~
TOE]9SANI^RANCrSC6 y CALLr,\FRIDAY; {FEBRUARY .1. -1907:
IRE OF MOUNTAIN
MAN AROUSED
Smyth Will Not Sign a/Re
traction^ but Stalks Down
Aisle, Ready to Fight
HONESTY HIS JEWEL
. « CALL 'HEADQUARTERS,
1007 EIGHTH STREET.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31.-— "I .am an
honest man, but I am. in a crude form."
Such were the words of F. H. Smyth,
Democratic member of •; the ' Assembly
from' the Twelfth District,' when called
on this "afternoon to .explain how -he
came to sign an article in the Wood
land Mail charging that drunken de
bauchery was the distinguishing fea
tures of the legislative party that went
to attend the funeral , of the late As
semblyman John J. Burke, in Oakland.
The trouble began when Hewitt of
Yuba City rose'* to a question: of per-,
sonal privilege and' called attention 'to
the objectionable article. Assembly
. man Smyth, who has a -leonine appear-,
ance and talks like Davy Crockett, rose
in response. . 'j . :
"lam here to answer," he said. "This
Is a question of 'Innocents, Abroad.' '. I
Just made some comments on the trip. 1
I was not there and I have been mis
quoted. I did not say that:: I. am an
honest man," but }n a crude form. I
'come from the mountains, and I won't
\u25a0 stand to have my honesty questioned."
Pointing to where . Assemblyman
Burke had. his seat, Smyth said: "There
is a desk draped in black over there. I
have accrued about $200 from the State,
and if the Republican members of the j
Legislature will do the same I will put
every cent of,it on that desk for the
benefit of the relatives." ;
CHALLENGES TO COMBAT |
Assemblyman' Transue of Los Angeles
interrupted the defendant. "What we
'want to know," he Bald, "is whether
Mr. Smyth signed this statement."
Smyth wandered up the aisle.-denylng
that the:statement was accurate.
"Did you sign part of It?" persisted
Transue.
"I don^Jso," answered Smyth, regard
less, of his grammar. "It was a case of
'Innocents Abroad." I deny having said
anything about debaucheries on the
trip. I wasn't there."
Transue insisted- on r more detailed
explanation, and Smyth, growing bel
ligerent and still advancing up the
aisle, until Speaker; Beardslee ordered
him back to" his station, replied: • "I
stand here ready to defend myself in a
general manner or a personal
Tlie member ~ from Los Angeles
showed no disposition to call for sec
onds. He .merely asked a .few, more
pointed 'questions. .
Smyth responded by asking another
question. "From my facile expression,"
he inquired of Transue,. "do you think
lam a dishonest man?" •; ; '
Transue did not answer, but' pro
ceeded to heap more fciei on the flames.
"The gentleman admits signing the
statement, but denies knowing its con
tents." he said. "I desire that he sign
another statement denying the charges
against this Assembly." : » ._'.
• -"Under the- same conditions?" asked
Smyth. \u25a0,-..•; ----: : V. . \u25a0-\u0084'•...*>\u25a0>_.\u25a0\u25a0••- ;»v :».\u25a0-;
\u25a0'"No," voluntarily," answered Transue.
REFUSES TO BE\D KXEE ;
' Smyth "objected to taking another
chance^at a sighed statement. "I.,am
wining to -deny." he said, "but I will
not bend the knee to this Legislature."
Following this note of defiance,
Smyth advanced up the aisle again. As
he strode he talked of the principles
of Abraham Lincoln, but 5 Speaker
Beardslee ordered him to back up once
more and ruled his remarks on the
great liberator out. of order. ,
• Then the wise old Grove Johnson
saved the situation. "Some one is
wrestling with : the .* truth . and has
thrown it down,'. 1 he said.
Following- this summing up of the
situation, Johnson moved that 'the
whole matter be referred to an investi
gating committee of ' three members
empowered to summon witnesses, ad
minister oaths and take : testimony.
Speaker Beardslee named Assemblymen
Wyatt, Davis and- Pyle. as inquisitors. ;
That ended the proceedings for. the |
day. If Smyth stands pat Uie'QO'm-,
mittee will go Into the details of "the
funeral, excursion. If .he-does/not, the
incident will* end with an apology.
Smyth Is an honest man, but, to use his
own words, Is still "in 'a crude form."
MILLIOXAIRE LOBBYIST
Griffith Cfaampionn Meniare In Inter
est of Prison Reform
CAL.I, HEADQUARTERS.
1007 EIGHTH STREET. "\
SACRAMENTO, Jan." 31.— A unique
lobbyist, Griffith J. Griffith;- the million
aire who served time in; San Quentin
for a murderous assault. on his wife in
Santa Monica County, is here. Grlfnth
arrived from Los Angeles this evening
and frankly admitted that he had come
to promote bills, providing; for -prison
reforms. It is declared, that-he Is will
ing to use his immense wealth In legit
imately advancing measures of this
character. " ; ' ,
While in San Quentin, Griffith made
friends with many convicts. He \a par
ticularly anxious In lessening the penal
hardships of "first termers," declaring
that their ultimate reformation Is dis
couraged by the. rigid system now in
force. —He also believes that the parole
system * should be : extended and that
more congenial employment should be
provided for delicate and : sensitive con
victs than the rock" quarry and Jute
mill./ \u25a0--\u25a0.\u25a0\u25a0;;"\u25a0 ' " ;'": :V : "'- ; ' -, \u25a0-"'. \u25a0"\u25a0'\u25a0:
LOTTERY BILL'S CHANCE
Grove Joiin*on*n ' Mea»ure <In Lying In
V \u0084 .." Irish's Committee ...
..... SACRAMENTO, Jan. .; 31".— That the
prophetic vision. of Assemblyman Grove
Johnson V' increases;; wjth \u0084 the Y silver;, in
his benlgrn beard -may j yet be definitely
established before . the Legislature ad
journs, f? When Grove r introduced ,".hls
bill' directed^ against i the lottery ."game,
he predicted [that it would not:encoun
ter: opposition^ in «the /Assembly, ;~; ~ but
be- assassinated 'quietly in the Senate.
The bill was! referred: to the committee
on Judiciary in; the Assembly, but, when
it^reached • the; Senate it was' shunted
oft*' tothe lethal, chamber of the com
mittee" on ': public ; morals. \u00844This'comm
ittee has itorj its 'chairman , Senator
Irish'- of f DownleVille/>f counsellor of
Frank Daroux,* the;, Sausallto poolroom
promoter,- gambler and; general ,' patron
of profitable ".sports. .:.
'\u25a0J Frlends>f this bill. believe that Irish
has i succeeded iin persuading i the /com
mittee ', ' that ; /antilottery -rTeglslation , is
beneath / the" 1 .; .consideration j'£ : of '; : well
meaning \u25a0 lawmakers.'and \ that \ all f sub
sequent •*" ceremonies J; In ; » relation *; to l : it
will-b e of : post-mortem ".character. - --
DEATH r OF,; BYRO\ WEBSTER
\u25a0 : ;; MABSHALLTOWN,": Iowa; Jan. ?3 L—
Byron"; Webster, 5 former,; editor ,- of , the
Marshalltbwni,Statesma,n^^died^« today;
HelwasitheTflrstfedltor '.to"sugTKest*the
name ';' of i GroverJ :i Cleveland , ';. for .'the
Presidency a iUpbn?theTelectlon'!of :Cleve
land >s; Governor •of \u25a0 New,, York- ,''"• ' i
Senate Is in Favor of
Mutual Insurance
Threats of Companies Heeded Little
CALL HEADQUARTERS,
1007 EIGHTH STREET.
> SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31.— The threat
emanating from insurance companies
that; they will leave -the State If the
standard form of policy and other
measures to be enacted iby the Legisla
ture are too harsh "resulted tonight in
an agreement of the' Senate committee
on insurance and insurance'laws to give
immediate, attention \u25a0 to measures that
will extend the possibilities of mutual
insurance. /
Senator Leavitt of : Oakland, chair
man.of the committee, hasinspired'this
procedure. He said:-, [y
We want the people to have the whip band in
all matters of insurance." If corporations con
sider proposed measures safeguarding the Inter
ests of policy-holders too < harsh, let them leave
the : State, as they threaten. .. The . people will
take steps to insure themselves, and it should be
the aim of this Legislature to provide them with
laws' extending the scope of mutual associa
tions. . .;\u25a0\u25a0" • , .-.'\u25a0"\u25a0.-.- .'
The laws regarding the province ot
mutual insurance are , very restrictive,
and there are now severaf bills 1 n botn
houses of the Legislature providing for
the I extension of the latitude of enter
prises of this' kind. ;< The intention of
the Senate; committee is to give these
FATHER PLEADS IN
SON'S BEHALF
\u25a0'" TACOMA. Jan. 31. — Attorney Will F.
Thompson began his address to the
jury this morning in behalf of his son
Chester, -who has been on trial for mur-r
der for seven weeks. The address' of
the father lasted all of today,' and will
last a good part of tomorrow. Al
though the father was in bad health
his address. was an oratorical effort of
great; strength. His remarks, brought
tears to;the eyes of the Judge and jury.
Every person. in the courtroom sobbed.
Even the attorneys for the State were
overcome. The aged attorney recited
from his own poem, "High Tide at
Gettysburg,"-. 'and commented on -the
fact that he had been a rebel soldier.
He claimed that he- loved his boy and
that he loved the law alike, and that
he would not •makeian appeal for the
son. that was not within the law.
"I shall appeal neither to' your preju
dices nor, to your hearts," he declared,
but nevertheless his address was one
of the most powerful heart appeals ever
made in a western courtroom.
- With tears streaming down his face,
the father begged the Jury to find some
kind of a' verdict — not to make. a mis
trial.*- ...
"I am no coward," he cried, "but I
cannot go through this ordeal again. If
the .sun is going, down, let it go down"
today. If you are' .going' to; strike,
strike, now. I'll riot flinch at your ver
dict. " If the law does not/acqult^that
boy, let him die. = Death. is. not such a
terrible" thin°g. \u25a0 Men' on the, jtiry have
faced it; I have faced -it." .' ..- . ; v
At this pomt t Thompson:launched Into
a wontlcrful word>p»t:turoTof, The. battle
of . Cold ; Harbor, •\u25a0 a- dramatic effort ?on
which he had evidently spent many
days of ' preparation." \u25a0 .''\u25a0\u25a0 " ; . ' y
"It is not death. I am fighting against
now, but dishonor. There' has never
been a coward ;in our' family. "There
has never been a drunkard; there has
never been a.criminal." ' ' =
Then followed. an appeal' to the jury
to find the boy insane. . ,\ . •
During- all c of the sobbing and hys
teria In the courtroom Chester Thomp
son shed not a tear, nor did he ever
change position. o . ° : .
CLEVELAND IS HONORED 1
NEW YORK, Jan. 31.— Grover Cleve
land was. unanimously elected 'Chair
man of the Association of Life In
spectors N at a meeting of the. executive
committee of that organization - today
in this city 'and has accepted. The as
sociation Is composed of the I executives
of the principal. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 life '-insurance com
panies of this country! Its object" is; to
operate for 'all*, kinds of reform which
will increase dividends to policy hold
ers.'. - ' \u25a0 :• . '\u25a0' >'\u25a0 ' ' \u25a0'• " . '\u25a0.'•',' i
Mr. Cleveland -will: act "as referee in
cases of dispute between the " com
panies. "For. these services, he will, re
ceive from, the association $i 5,000 a
year. \u25a0 . •,
ECHO . OF ° THE HARTJE CASE
-. PITTSBURG, Jan. Si!— Detectives Her
man G. Staab. aiid John Anderson .were
placed on trial, today on charges of en
tering a building with intent to commit
a felony, and "larceny made by Thomas
Madine, the^ coachman who . 'was named
as co-respondent in the Hartje' divorce
case and from' whose trunk-letters were'
taken. .'.' '\u25a0;\u25a0." ,.
VETERAN FIREMEN'S BANQUET
The - Veteran Volunteer .Firemen's
ABSociation will hold, its annual' ban
quet-in a Market-street cafe tomorrow
night. 1 , , \u25a0-'\u25a0:- '\u25a0\u25a0;:;':'\u25a0' j ~:iC : :' - ''\u25a0\u25a0'. . \u25a0 ;\u25a0:''\u25a0 ' : ;.
. SURGEON COMMITTED BTTICIDE— Los ' Ange
les,- Jan.- 31.—The: Coroner's rerdlct today wu
suicide in the > case of Dr. - R."- Harrey - Reed •of
Rock . Springs," Wyo.,. the .former head surgeon
of the Union Pacific Railroad, who blew out bis
brains with a pistol . in bis room at the Hotel
Lankershlm • yesterday. '- -'_ .
> TOTAL FATALITIES ELEVEN— Chicago, ' Jan.
31. —^The death today of ' Michael Donohue, one
of the; men Injured in the explosion of an am
monia tank in . the Armour plant, brought , the
total fatalities .dp to eleven. .
"Blessings Brighten as They
'.£{ ; ; : Health is never so much prized as i when illness interferes with
pleasure or work. When the stomach is sickV the digestion weak, the
:'.. nerves unstrung, the headheavy with pain, nothing seems sol desirable
.as a sound mind "j in a healthy body. Keep stomach, liver and bowels
BECI* I ! AaU 98 1 II O
\ and you will rarely lose a day's work or an evening's pleasure through
sickness. These pills are a safe corrective and a genqpl tonic, the good
\v effects of which are felt throughout the entire body.' you are
not feeling at your best, take; Beechani's > Pills. ; They relieve constipa-
. ;/ tion, remove bilious conditions, improve the digestion, v
and Bring Back Health ,
. In bozei wrltb taU dlrcctloas. 10c aad 25e.
bills immediate -consideration, although
mosfof them' will probably have to be
appreciably amended ] before they will
be recommended for passage. •
Thecommjttee spent three, hours to
night in further comparison of the
proposed standard ; forms . submitted by
their \u25a0 expert, O. j G. jj Jones, and Insur
ance Commissioner. Myron "Wolf. Two
more forms, it develops, are to be sub
mitted before ' any • ultimate decision is
to be reached by : the committee. . One
of these is :to be submitted by, T. C.
Coogan, who Is here, representing the
Board of Underwriters and the other by
Senator J. B. Curtin of Sonora. | Curtln
is adawyer and is one of the indefat
igable workers of the Senate. He be
lieves he can evolve a" composite form
of policy that will contain the good 'of
the one submitted by Wolf and the one
submitted by Jones, and make it more
desirable to the policy-holder than
either.. . . \u25a0•... ' •"\u25a0\u25a0 •
> Coogan thinks both of the forms are
too long, and says the one he will usb
mlt'.will be considerably briMer. Cur
tln agrees with Wol/, however, that the
more ; definite and* specific the form is
the fewer, chances will be given insur
ance companies for welching.
Brief Local News
CHABOE WEALTHY 'YOUNG MAN— Fred'S.
Adam*, who is connected with a wealthy fnmllr
of Oakland, and whft is alleged to hare flooded
the- tenderloin with bad checks, was locked up
In the Rush-street police station yesterday on a
charge of having passed five spurious pieces of
paper on C. H. Taylor.
SUITS FOR DIVORCE FlLED— (Suits for di
vorce .were tiled yesterday by . Thomas J. Law
rence against Stella Lawrence for desertion.
Ella Sayer against Harry G..Sayer for desertion.
Luck E. Webster, against James W. Webster
for extreme cruelty, and .lames SpllKne against
Sarah, T. Spillan-e for extreme cruelty. \u25a0 ,
CAPTAIN . PEABODY /PPEALS-Oaptaln
Thomas Peabody. late master of the army trans
port; Sheridan, has appealed to Cnited States
Supervising Inspector Bermlneham from the
Judgment of the local Inspectors suspending bis
license for six months.. Th« Sheridan ran upon
an uncharted rock off the island of Oahu several
months ago. \u25a0
' GETS YEAR FOR FORGERY— James A. Dela
hay pleaded 'guilty to forgery yesterday In Jndge
Cook's court and was sentenced to a year In San
Quentin prison. On December 21 of last- year
Delahay defrauded Casserly Brothers of . $3.50
by drawing a check for $S.">o on tne Central
Trust Company. He Rigned the name of It. .H.
Iloag to the check, indorsed It with his own
signature, and secured .payment. ]
NEW MOTOR CAR CONCERNS— Articles of
Incorporation were flled yesterday for two new
companies to engage In the automobile business
In this city, deal In machines and maintain
garages. The Western Motor Car Company is
capitalized at $200.000. . with. SlJtyO subscribed.
Its directors being George E. McWUllams, John
J: Ivancovlch and F. C. lnnes. The Mauvals
Motor Car Company was formed by Roy Mauvals,
,W. B. Lomax and Abe P. Leach. Its capital
isation Is $50,000, with $3 subscribed.
UNITED RAILROADS FIXDS, TWO
VICTIMS AT AN EARLY HOUR
Sadden Starf mc of Cam Responsible
for Injuries to Belated-
Patnfngeri
Two Victims of the :Untted ; Railroads
were taken to the Central ; Emergency
Hospital early this morning," both suf
fering .from painful but not dangerous
Injuries.
•Anna Duffey, a domestic employed by
Mrs. H. G. Tally, 1816' Paciflc ayenue,
was about to alight from an east
bound- Washington-street car at "Van
Ness' avenue, when, according to the
story she told the. police, the car started
suddenly, and she was hurled to the
pavement.. She was badly bruised about
the head and face. -\u25a0 :
-At about the : . same time Alexander
Wayda, a waiter residing, at 1665 Gold
en Gate avenue, was transferring from
a Sutter-street 'car on Dev.isadero to a
car of the latter line and signalled the
motorman of the Devisadero car to
stop. \u25a0 Instead of doing-, so, however,
the motorman merely slowed up and
before Wayda ( could climb safely
aboard turned on the current with
force, sufficient to cause the car" 'to
move forward." AVayda .. wa^ dragged
half^a block before the car.was stopped.
His ankle was broken and he Was badly
bruised. . ' •: _,
CAX COMPANY WINS
The jury in. the suit tof the*. United
Can Company of San Francisco against
the Oregon Condensed 1 Milk. Company
returned a verdict in the United; States'
Circuit Court yesterday in favor of ', the
can company for |1971, the sum sued for,
arid Interest. Tnis sum represented the
purchase'price of a 'carload of tin cans
.sent- to the* defendant at Hlllsboro,
Oregron. The; defendant set; up a coun
ter claim: for $40,000 damages, aßeglnjr
that milk to that value 'had been
.spoiled by being placed hi a" nre"'"" 1 "
consigrnmentCof cans from the same
firm. The jury found tlmi tucic :u: u« a
no foundation for the counter claim.
BUZZARD IX XORTII DAKOTA
, MINOT, N. p., Jan. 31.— The \u25a0 worst
blizzard of the winter prevails In North
Dakota tonight. .Railroad' ;trafflo '1»
completely 'demoralized ! and the . scar
city of fuel and provisions will become
even more serious than, at ''present.
STUDENT SHOOTS HlMSELF— Ventura, Jan.
81. — News - reached here this afternoon \u25a0 that A.
D.'Ji White, an : Eastern jouth attending the
Thatcher School in the OJal Valley, had shot and
perhaps fatally injured himself while handling a
rerolTer ; in : ; his . room: .: " The . bullet entered \u25ba the
young man's head. •.''• ; •\u25a0' - ; :: ;, :^";.,
BILL ON INITIATIVE
AND REFERENDUM
Davis Introduces Measure
Extending Privilege to
the Counties and Cities
OUTDOES CAMESTETTI
CALL HEADQUARTERS,
1007 EIGHTH STREET,
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31. — Assembly
man J. O. Davis, a" Democrat from Hol
lister, Introduced an Initiative and ref
erendum bill in the Assembly today
that goes further than the bill of a
: similar nature presented in the upper
: house by Senator Caminetti. The Sen
1 ator from Amador asked only for a
; State law, but Davis adds on a claruse
extending the initiative and referen
dum to counties and municipalities.
Another bill Introduced by Davis re-;
peals the law responsible for the au
thorization and use of voting machines.
His aim is to compel a return to the
simon-pure Australian ballot low.
Grove Johnson put in a bill permit
ting the State Treasurer to deposit
money in the State or national banks
at a rate of interest not less than 2 per
cent. The limit of deposits in any one
bank is fixed at 10 per cent of the
: funds In the custody of the Treasurer.
A similar bill has been introduced al
ready in the Senate by Carter.
'A beneficial result" of the junketing
trip to Whittler broke through the ice!
: today. Chairman Lynch of the com- i
mittee on State prisons and reformato
ries, presented an adverse, report
against the bills calling for a new hos
pital and a school for manual training
at the "Whittler School. The
amount, asked for was $11,000. Chair
man Lynch and his associates were of
the opinion that while the call for the
proposed improvement was justified,;
demands on the* State for the restora- j
tion of destroyed buildings were far
more urgent.
; Owing to the absence of members of
junketing committees the Assembly had !
'some difficulty today In gathering a
quorum. After much squeezing the roll
call totalled forty-five. At one time
during the afternoon session the at
tendance of the members did not exceed :
• twenty-two out of a total of seventy
nine. Ten of the eighteen representa
tives from San Francisco" were among
the absentees.
MUST NOT DESTROY EVIDENCE
» '
1 Weed's BUI Impoalns Ttrculutioa* on j
-Butchers -Pauses Committee
: • ' ' CALL HEADQUARTERS.
! 1007 EIGHTH STREET. i
SACRAMENTO. Janl 31.— The Senate
.committee on judiciary recommended
for passage today a bill which Butcher
town in San Francisco Is particularly
Interested In. The measure was intro
duced by Senator A. Weed of "Weed
station and has met with considerable
opposition. It provides that butchers
keep a o record of the sex. age 'and
weight of all cattle in their possession
and that hides, horns and earmarks
be retained for ten. days after they are
slaughtered. ./
The bill is. "intended' to discourage
traffic in stolen cattle.
Prevent
Headache
We want you to know that
Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills pre-
vent as well as relieve head-
| ache, and that they leave no
" bad after-effects. We assure
you that if taken when you
first discover indications of an
, attack, they will drive it away,
and thus not only .save you the 1
misery and distress, but the
weakening influence of .pain
upon your system. Used in ..
this way the attacks become
less frequent, and eventually
entirely disappear. They re-
lieve pain by strengthening the
nerves and overcoming the
turbulent, excited condition,
• which is the cause of pain.
"We used Dr. MllesV Anti-Fain Pills
in our family for five years, and I
would not like to do without them.
Before I \u25a0 found this remedy I would
have spells of sick headache so nevere
that. I would be prostrated for as
many as -48 hours at a time. The
Anti-Pain Pills stop the' pain in a
few minutes. I have a great deal of
neuralgia around the .heart, and the
Pain Pills also relieve that. I now
take them when I think I will have
an attack, and they stop It right
then. I also notice that I,ao not have
\u25a0 these spells .-. nearly so frequently as
formerly." \u25a0
• MRS. ROSA A. CURRIER.
-;\u25a0-,.;\u25a0: • Kalamazoo, Mich.
Dr. Mite*' Antl-Paln Pills are sold by
your druggist, who will guarantee that
the first package ~ will benefit. If It
falls, he will return your money.
25 doses, 25 cents. Never, sold In bulk.
Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind
THE CALIFORNIA PROMOTION COMMITTEE
' (Oreraalzed 1902)
PROMOTION: "The «ct of promoting, ad-
i vancement; ENCOURAGEMENT — Century Die-
I tlonary. \u25a0 '
'- \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•-•\u25a0'\u25a0 .'o • — " \u25a0•\u25a0 \u25a0 *
The California \u25a0 Promotion. Committee has for
Its object the PROMOTING of , California as a
whole. :: : v -,-; . .
..;It has nothing to sell. - • ;\u25a0
Its energies are deroted tn fnaterlns all things
that hare the ADVANCEMENT of . California as
their nhwt.
It gives reliable lnfornmtlon on ererj «übject
connected with the Industries of California.
. ItiglTes ENCOURAGEMENT to the establish-
ment of new Industries and lnrites desirable Im-
migration. BB9BtBPt&
;' It I? not an employment »e«"ncy. although it
glres Information regarding labor conditions.
It prfsents tbf opportunities and needs In all
fields of .business^ and professional actlrlty. . ,' .
' The - Committee la ' supported \>j popular sub-
scription i and - makes \u25a0no charge ' for any service
rendered. ; . . . \u0084.
!!;"- Affiliated with the Committee are one hundred
! and sixty commercial organizations of the State.
i with a membership of^OTer.thlrtj, thousand. .
, ' -' Meetings' are held •' sem!-a nnuallj * la '. different
parts of California, .where matters of State later-
! est are discussed. . ; ;• ; . :\u25a0? -'
Headquarters of the Committee are maintained
In : San . Francisco •in California - Building. \u25a0 Union
Square.'; '. ' . ; \u25a0••.... . .-.. ." '. . \u25a0 -.
CORRESrONDEXCE : INVITED.
JLB. McINTYRE BINDERITCO.
* •.*' liei-iies i Howard street. .
Between : -: Seventh -i aad " Eights.
: . Ban Fraaeiica. . \u25a0 " :.
\u25a0 Freseat Tel. No. West 1823, ' '
I ; ; : SHIRTS J '
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Louisville. Ky^i t^Jt^anFraneiscc.uu>
O/SmtBUTiNGAA^fxPCmAGSNTS.
248-258~MisS10N ST.
Shipped in barrels and cases direct
from Louisville, Ky.; guaranteed to
conform absolutely with the regula-
tions of the Pure Food and Drugs
Largest Assortment
Lowest Prices
TEA
Is tea generally so bad?
\u25a0 It is rather uncertain gen-
\u25a0 erally, there is no difficulty
in getting it good.
, - In every package of SohHllni's Best Tea Is a
booklet: How To Make Uoott Tea. \u25a0 \u25a0
Is Located at
1651 Flllmore St
I 500 ROOMS
50c, 75c a?d $1 Per Night; (ndodlng Bath
WHITE PALACE HOTEL
llth and Market Streets
Entrance to Van Ne«« Ave.
Ijohnj.deane
XOTART PUBLIC.
Special Care Takes with Depositions
aad All Lecal Doenmtati.
Xorthrreat corner of Satter aad
St«laer Street*.
I REMOVAL NOTICE
C. A. MALIVI & CO.
Formerly 220-222 Buh St, .
TRUNK JIAXUFACTCRERS
Office and Salesroom 1215 Satter St.
I -:dr:rierce's
G€>i-g>Eftl
MEDICAL
DBSCOVERY
FOR THE
) BLOOD.ej I VER.H.UMGS.
Business Directory of
San Francisco Firms
MARIiiAND CASUALTY CO. of Balti-
more — H. B. -WINDSOR & CO.. gen" l
agrts.. Mutual Sav. Bk. bldg. Temp. 3334
MOSTAGUE, W. W- * CO- stoves, re-
' frlgeratora. houaefurnishing: goods,
Turk.and Polk sts. _
REID BROS- architects. 2525 Cough
at. TeLWeat 6001.
O. F. AVH.LEY * CO. — Carriages, \u25a0 buai-
• ness wagons, etc 19 Fell st.
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