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Demetri Treshenko, Aged 48,
Waylays Dorothy Malaka-
noff, Aged 10
Girl Is Shot While on Way to
Participate in Lincoln
Infatuated Man Then Turns
Revolver on Self and
May Die
While on her way to attend the Lln
/\u25a0coln day exercises at school yesterday
morning 10 year old Dorothy Mala
kanoff \na shot and almost instantly
I* "killed by Demetri Treshenko. a re-
suitor 4S years of age. The girl
./fell to the ground as two bullets tore
into her breast, her school books fall
• • ing from her arms around the body.
She expired without an outcry. Tho
\u25a0murderer then turned the revolver upon
• himself and drove a bullet Into the left
", side or his head. He w!ll die.
The murder comes as a tragic end
\u25a0'.to a persistent effort on Treshenko's
' " part to win the little girl's love and
-persuade her to elope with hici. The
.-man's attentions to the young school
"grirl were discouraged by her parents,
and on one occasion not long ago the
" Russian was forced by the police to
.- leave the neighborhood. It was thought
that Treshenko had left town, as or
.- -dered* by the police, but he had taken
a room at 32S Third street, and Thur*
'• day night he appeared at one of his
former lodgings. 954 Arkansas street.
•drunk and armed with a revolver. ,, T ;j
\u25a0Then yesterday he lasd in wait for
the girl at Twenty-third street and
•. Potrero avenue, and sent two bullets
!nto her body after pleading his love ,
\u25a0 u-naiccessfully. :*\u25a0,•;
Dorothy Malakanoff lived with her
jia rents at 1029 Carolina street, within
\u25a0 a block of Treshenko's Arkansas street
lodgingrs. She was a pupil in the third
•\u25a0 grade of the Bryant school, and yes
terday morning, in the short special .
session of -all the classes In honor, of
Lincoln, she was to recite a verse. I
Treshenko was standing on the
corner when the girl came along Po
trero avenue, fending himself from the
pouring raia with an umbrella. As
tr;e child neared him he stepped for
ward and placed the umbrella over her.
• shutting off the two from the gaze of
• the bystanders..
He bent down and asked her again
" if she would leave with him. The child
'shook her head, and told him to let
::er go, as she would be late at the
1 ••xercises.
Treschenko then thrust an arm
around her and with the other drew a
.."5 caliber revolver and placed It
.- against, the child's back, while she
struggled to free herself. The revolver
spurted, and instantly after the first
shot a second rang out. The girl fell
- to- the sidewalk with a-bul!et lodged
near the heart and another In the
... Treschenko stood a moment, looking
at- her, and then placed the revolver
against his head, driving a bullet
•through the skull. He fell to the walk
beside the girl, and was allowed to Jie
there for a time, while four men; wlt
' nesses of the shooting, carried the
, child"* body to Frisbee's drug store at
: Twenty-fourth street and Potrero ave
.'-nue. The coroner was notified and the
• ibody taken to the morgue. ,T. \u25a0\u25a0'_;:
Policeman George H. Graham- had
"Treschenko removed to the central
'.epiergency hospital, . "where Dr. Till
inan extracted the bullet from his head.
.< : Thcn the wounded man M r as- taken to
\u25a0 Lane hospital.
Treßchenko geemed to have plenty of
money and appeared able to exist with
out working hard. His neighbors 6ay
that he was in" prison in Russia and
t escaped to this country .with some
..: Photographed together
Treschenko often* took the little
:* f schoolgirl, whom he' murdered, about
•. town before her parents forced him to
•" discontinue his attentions to her, -and
I came several times^ with the . child to
Priest's photograph gallery In Mission
street, where pictures of the twain
were made separately and together,
with Treschenko's arm about the girl.
The infatuated man also carried to the
gallery a nude painting upon which.be
wished the girl's head pictured, but
Priest refused to take the Job. Tre
schenko undoubtedly was deranged. . •
Witnesses to the murder were: John
Keubauer of 1060 Potrero avenue;
Philip Barry. 377 Hampshire street;
David Davidson, 2619 Twenty-second
street; G. Crow, 2619 Twenty-second
.. street, and P. J. Gillespie, a mail car
. rier. .
.* Treschenko is being guarded at the
•Lane hospital by Policeman Standley,
. but it is not expected that he will
. recover.
Knickerbocker Trust Company,
• Records Deed of Company
•t. Tne mortgage of the Tuolumne pow.ee
company, covering a loan of $350,000
and embracing all its lands, >water
f rights, dams, dam sites, etc., was re
corded here yesterday. It was drawn
in favor of the Knickerbocker trust com
pany of New York and -was originally
<i'X*-cuted July 23, 1908, being filed'ln
.Tuolumne county 'August- 15..] 908."'- The
Joan was at 6 per cent and matured
January 23 -of this year. The -mort
gage was filed yesterday at the request
of the Knickerbocker company. The 1
reservoir and dam known as the "big
dam" on the upper Stanislaus, the up
•per Strawberry dam and the Herring
'dam were' the principal 'properties
enumerated. - * :
- •*' . . \u25a0
Committee Appointed to Select
I People's Candidate
LOS ANGKfcES, Feb.-12.— The- ad
journed session of the citizens' mass
meeting, originally called to 'select a
mayoralty candidate to oppose -Mayor
Harper in the- recall election,- was
called to order this afternoon. The
decision of W. - D. Stevens,- declining
the nomination made at the. previous,
meeting, was officially, announced, and
Hi<* meeting authorized its chairman,'
Judg« John D. Works, to .appoint a
committee of 15 to suggest a candidate
for mayor. This committee-will -report
next Wednesday nipht. at /which time
the candidate will be named.
Man Kills Child Who
Rejects His Proposal
Principals in murder -of child who refused attentions ' of man.*
Says His Ineligibility Would Be
Disappointment and Mis*
NEW- ORLEANS. -I^u, Feb.' 12.— 1
President elect Taft today. gave' out the
telegrams exchanged between, him and
Senator Knox which seem Xo- furnish
a solution to the constitutional -diffi
culty that has , arisen in connection
with Senator Knox's eligibility, for- a
plac«^in Judge Taft's cabinet.
Senator Knox wired Judge Taft as
follows: r ."- V
A bill has be?n introduced la the senate to
remore tie constitnticnal bar to mi, eligibilltjr
to the cabinet by repealing the act' providing
for an increase In salary for the secretary- of
atate. I am In no way promoting or. hsrlng
anything to do with the measure. - ,
It Is a matter - for you, as the appointive
power, to first determine irhethsr the proposed
action is desirable or would be effectlTe. , Our
minds should be free, from all doubt- concerning
the legality and propriety of tho proposed \u25a0 plan
before acquiescing In it. If jmi hare any
reason for not approving what U ' being done
ilt should be announced, otherwise an injustice
may be done to whomeTer may be appointed.
Judge Taft today sent in reply the
I sincerely . hope that the . bill repealing the
increase In aalary for. the secretary of state
will- pass. ,
I hare no doubt that that will remoTe all
the dif acuities of the situation In the light of
its purpose. I should regard your ineligibility
at this time as a great public • misfortune and
it would be ft personal disappointment to me
too great for me to express. •• .
I have telepgraphed Senator Hale, Speaker
Cannon and Mr. Payne of my wishes and hopes
In thla regard. • W. H. TAFT.-
As soon as the brilliantly lighted and
decorated hall had been filled Mr." Taft
was ceremoniously invested' with the
jewel arid title of the "prince of "the
Philippines" by the imperial ambassa
dor of Rex. Judge Larry O'Donnell, the'
compliment being a forerunner of the
carnival season.
Opposition in House
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12.— A bill of
Representative Games to decrease the
emoluments of the .secretary of. state
late today was referred., to" the house
committee oh election of president,' vice
president and representatives In., con
gress. Some of v . the. members of, ..the
committee on judiciary, however, are
striving for a. way. to get. hold of the
measure. They claim that both the
Games bill and its counterpart, the sen
ate bill, should : have . been referred to
the committee of lawyers.^ Instead, the
former was sent to another > commit
tee and -the "senate bill still rests on
the .speaker's table ;; waiting for. 7T the
Gaines_measure;tornake Its appearance.
A is'belng r considered..to
haye^some members ,"of: the committee
ask; tomorrow for- a change of refer-,
enceL ,• . ;.. .. \u25a0.' \u0084,.... -\u25a0;-- \u0084-;n^
Representative Clayton (Ala:), T recog-,
nized as one | of the leading lawyers of
the house, believes that the: bill will do
allLlt'. ls r ".iritende& ; ;td: •accomplish; j and
he . will ; vote • in j accocdancev' wl th :: that
view. He contends vthat j the~ house ; Is
hot conßidering I the eligibility 'of y Seri^
ajor Knox. ; .Thatqufistlon,' he say?, yriXi
only come before" the senate when ;the'
confirmation of his probable .homf na
tion. Is requested. "..^ .',';,. .\u25a0. -\ ;'.. :v •
The telegram of President elects Taft
to Senator Halej urging .legislatioh to
make Senator. Knox eligible has worked
great; change , of - in. '\u25a0 \ the :
house. , Even> members •of = the'-jiidiciary
committee wha". had : : believed- the ''bill
inefficient In, removing thdHnellgibilfty
expressed _ their" l Intentioh'v to '''Vote -for,
the senate bill, since the president elect
bo. desires it. .. . :- " ';::.: "
Grand s Jury Investigates Chinese
• District in Stockton
[Special;DUp'aichjolThc' Call] ;./;''
STOCKTON, Feb.; a2.— Withlnt two
hours of ''the • time;.that/ the 1 Stockton
grand jury visited ;'ttie - Chinatown: dis
trict3thi% afternoon with a ,\ : iew' of
Inspecting , "condition^* there, Williams
Edwards, '49 • years igf age and' akmar
ried -man. 'was found <"< in «a* box- of i the
Chinese noodle -restaurant : w.lth\ Hazel
Chidister, aged 13 -years, -arid Gladys
Crabb. -aged^ 16 years.'.They^were feast
ing on noodles arid'drlnking beer^ ,-. '
The Chidister Brirl\is"*a: pretty^ blue
eyed girl of., babylike 'appearance; while
the; Crabb -girl 7 is "more t mature- lnt ap
pearance. V Edwards? is . said ;to?^iave"
been ;out wjth each :of,;.thevgiris -sepa
rately at late hours and In places were
privacy was assured.
Edwards, when- arrested, was' hurried
to^ the afternoon session : of* thp police
court and was -.sentenced torlfiOs-days
in the .; city: prf«*>n,' • >Efforts -.will ;be
made* to sends the girls to a' reforma
tory. ' . • -. \u25a0 \u25a0'. . -
President Elect Addresses iari
A ssemblage of Negroes hxf)
New, Orleans
dent elect ' Taft devoted" this"; morning
to the nefyro race and this afte*rnooh to
leisure. He .was the, guest . of honor
tonight at. a Creole banquet, given, at
the. Grunewald hotel. A thousand citi
zens paid the assessment 'of $25 :"each
for places at the. board,, and consider
ably over half :of these were present.
"Although conferences duringthe day
were held between Taft and \ Hitch
cock, his postmaster general and Treas
urer Upham of the: national: republican
committee, nothing definite was obtain
able ; regarding the undecided places in
Mie- cabinet. • .. . - : ' ; '-
In Bis speech, to ; the negroes, who
greeted him by ; thousands at : the; ball
park" today, Taft reiterated .h'lshere
tofore»well denned principles; regarding
the development. -of the :negro- and' the
settlement of therace question^ - \u25a0'*
The afternoon of /the city's dis
tinguished guest" was .spent- at- the
Country club, which not only afforded
the -opportunity fora* select luncheon
party. In which Mrs. ; Taft was t also a
participant; but" an "opportunity for
what-wiir doubtless be the last game
of^olf Taft will indulge in for 'many
months...: ../\u25a0\u25a0','
:'- Mr. and' Mrs. Taft will leave. here for
Cincinnati -; at 9:20 "o'clock tomorrow
morning, : arriving In the Matter city
at /1:46.- p." m,', Sunday. - Monday after
noon the president elect will start for
Washington., ,- ; .
I Cardinal . Gibbons, .who pronounced
the invocation at* the : banquet tonight
said:..' i-,*;. ." : .\u25a0:•,; .'- \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-..; \u25a0' ;\u25a0?:,'
-Ir beg to. assure this large and<dis
tlnguished audience that M: feel it- a
great pleasure and privilege; to particit
K ate^ ln , P esQ festivities Ri -.honor^of
therpresldent elect'of the United: States
;I have .. known Mr. Taft? f or, , several
•years, and the. morel have known Hhe
Better I. have learned.- to admire and
esteem him. ; ..- .. - . \u25a0 "
• .'The people of the United States have
chosen, for .president; a. manTwhose- de
votion ;hls • country . Is \u25a0 not': restricted
by state lines or t by, section; bias, but
who .loves his fellow citizens, whether
they comefrom theeast or; west, north
or south, who will be president- of* the
whole- nation. • -' •.•.-,-- -.. •.>-••-.""
Charles^E^ißdbins' Perishes in
; „ Swollen /Horse "Creek '
'[Special ! Dispatch : to The Co//]
: Rbbins -was drowned -An Horse " creek
20 {miles "npftheast of /here, at i'A'^o'clock
this t morning. 1 , ;"; He '."and ' Elnier "Stine
,the- Anchor.. mine.'f-where, they ; wer«»
working.^and: at-:Horse' creek vthey "at
tempted to'crosson»a> foot ihrttlep vRotH
fell Into- the -swollen * stream/ - >
Stlne", saved -himself :; by i grasping a
•bush, 1 - but,' Robins > drifted '•\u25a0 down* 4 -the
crefik'and^perlshed. \ His body was - r«>
covered-at daybreak.; Robins 'was aeed
70 "and*, hadf lived' ,nearrCopper"Cltv- 10
years. r He - formerly, resided a in- Santa
Clara- county.^.where, he • was n :\u25a0 member
of Ithe :Knights Templar, of 1 San-?o«e
\u25a0\u25a0 " The;body will: be .shipped there; Sat
urday/for, burial.,i; .- \u25a0-';%/ ;
:• ; \u25a0-:• PROPOSAL^ACCERTED
TheYP t ortel Agrees, to iSettiemeiii
of -Turkb-Bulgarian Dispute \u25a0\u25a0•':'
•^ CONSTANT IXo^l,l^ "/Feti: V : IVL-^rh c
porte" hssynotJfl?d ; :Russia: of^its accept^
anoe in '.principle \u0084. .of v y Russia's ; 3 latest
financial 'fproposaltfofj- a?. settlement' of
the. jTurko-Bulgarianp dispute.- \u0084 *;.; : -
Charges Entered by Caminetti
; Against the Railroad Com=
Resolution Declares That Mem*
bers r Fail to Perform Any '
of Specified Duties
MENTO, "I Feb. • I^2.— -Chargln g (cacli \ and
every .member of the ' state railroad
commission: with , 'gross 'neglect, of the
duties jniposed upon; them/ by the - con
stitution,^ Senator Caminetti; introduced
a.-concurrent resolution this afternoon'
declaring the offices vacant. v The demo
cratic warhorse ; declares ; the present;
commission nothing more than a salaVy
grabbing, organization' which* has for; its*
object 'the* carrying out of .the wishes of
the^Southefri Pacific.' In i order "to "see
that-any- committee which may-be:ap
pointed; or elected inthe future will act
In the'' interest of the peopie" Caminetti
provides in another resplution-.that tlie
railway board shall.. upon petition of
any cltfzeh of the' state,"' file
proceedings I before the ; Interstate ;com
merce v commlssion to 'secure- redress or
prevent' increases' in-rates or unlawful
combinations by: transcontinental lines.
Caminetti's resolution of impeachment
charges that A. C.lrwin,. Theodore Sum
merland and H. : -D. Loveland,} members
of the present commission; have neglect
ed to establish : any .rates, ito \u25a0 examine
the, books of the transportation com
panies; v to 'enforce their -decisions; -to
prevent discrimination; in short, to keep
any check on the railroads/whatever./;
. -•.\u25a0 The \u25a0: second, resolution, provides for
contingencies ; llke that /which 'arose last
Xovember when the ( transportatibn com
panies announced an arbitrary, raise \n
rates," 'which will ' cost the | shippers of
California more -than) $10,000,000. On
petition of 'any citizen of -the state, ac
cording; to . the provisions ; of , the ; Cami
netti resolution, . the commission - must
file a^ protest with the interstate com
merce conimission regarding that por
tion .of the raise which may affect, in
terstate business, and tlie attorney gen
eral will be required to prosecute j the
proceedings. ,
.The resolution also, imposes on .the
railroad commission the duty of, inves
tigating and penalizing : any combina
tion in. restraint of • trade, on '\u25a0 the part
of the ' transcontinetal' lines and .the
steamship companies.. This provision is
aimed -directly: i at the Pacific Mail
steamship line, which was charged by
United States Senator Bristow with hav
ing entered into an Illegal trade agree
ment with the common carriers.'.
MENTO. Feb. 12. — "When the civil
war was over the southern" states' had
to live side ,by -side, with an inferior
race ; .that could ..not- V be ; assimilated ;
California !s, face. to face witha simi
lar condition' now." .
- With Tthis ; statement Assemblyman
Preston of Ukiah touched upon the
Japanese question this afternoon .in
his address before the members , of > the
legislature and their' friends at* the ob-
Bervation of the •-: hundredth 'anniver
sary of the birth of Abraham Lin
coln. ; , '
At noon absolute > silence • prevailed
I neach house for five minutes. Exer
cises were 1 held in the assembly cham
ber iat k 2:30 with addresses by Gover
nor*Gillett:, Senators Henry M. Willis
and George W.\ Cartwright. Asembly
men J.> N. O. Rech-: and J.. W. . Preston
and: Frank H. ; Short of , Fresno.- The
several speakers touched *upon the dif
ferent . features of the life of Lincoln.
The Preston sch'oolof industry band,
36 pieces, came -down; from lone for
the • occasion and gave* a number of
delightful selections. • The boys ;of
the reformatory proved ;.tjiemselves to
be able musicians. Thkeir efforts were
roundly -applauded. :
Potted plants adorne dthe • platform
on which were seated* Governori Gil
lett,. Lieutenant Governor Porter, 1
Speaker Stanton and the others who
made .addresses. On the : .wall back
of the speaker's chair was :• hung v a,,
large painting of Lincoln and:' on ->rthe
desk In front were bas reliefs lot 'Lin
coln and Governor Gillett. Flags and
shields were used to complete j the dec
orating.:- , .'*«\u25a0•.•
*A> quartet consisting of Mrs.' J. A.
Moynihan, Mrs.. B. F. Howard, Robert
Lloyd and F. B. Ware sang several
numbers. The : .was. by
Father Wyman and the benediction by
Rev. S. N." Marsh. ,
Temple Israel Exercises
Two thousand persons attended, the
impressive - celebration- of Lincoln's
birthday, . which was held in the Temple
Israel last' night ;under^ the; auspices of
the; Grand Army of .the. Republic. In
the I large, assemblage were veterans of
the 'rebellion .who" fought under the
guidance ; of Lincoln. . s The. celebration
was planned by;.,the s various? Grand
Army posts in the; cfty^, ; . - , .'.
Samuel M. Shortridge retold -*~ the
famous : story v. of -.'-\u25a0 Lincoln's life ''\u25a0" and
praised the .work lof i the great emanci
pator. "One 1 * hundred years / inV.the
chronicles of .: God," ! said r the •'\u25a0 speaker,
."are ' but • a jot; yet within .that period
great blessings; have : come, to ?all man
kind. VAnd who, within> that;period,
did more 'ffor,r r , human freedom; 1 .; right
eousness -and unity than he? who was
born-in that obscure cradle?'' >'i >5 »,;
L '\u25a0\u25a0<\u25a0 An* Impressive V feature Vof ' the serv
ices iwas. the- reading; of .the Gettysburg
address of. v Lincoln -j by/. Judge "N £:A;
Ghipman. presiding -justice of, the court
of appeals at" Sacramento. >At the time
when this t; immortal -. wwa r» delivered
Chipman, .then , a'.fcolonel • in- the \u25a0 union
army, stood at the i side of j Lincoln: as
an' esqort. i ; .••. v ; '••'. : >/,/i .'.-„ ;
: The program of the .evening was as
follows:' -Organ ••'prelude, -Dr.. H: J.
Stewart:/ in vocation;; Rev. J.VNieto; in
troduction v of -r the _, colors, .^George" H.
Thomas,'. lames^AiiGarfield 'and i General
George -A. iMeadej posts r. salute :> to the
colors ; ' /'Star, \u25a0 Spangled i Banner," -. Mrs.*
Carolyn^ Crew-Rasor; ' opening remarks'
Henry*/ C~ T Dibble:?, song, r "Lincoln "
Knickerbocker' ii, quartet: Gettysburg
address,' N. 'A. Chipman; '.'Old. Flag For
ever,'.',; Knickerbocker.' quartet; : oration
Samuel^M.'! Shortridge ; "America," - the
audience.;; ; / :*''Jj V ', - '"' '.""'\u25a0..•. '-;.
Ignatian Council's 'Ball .'
- -"" ' IgfiatlaiVjcouncll \u25a0 No. ; 35 -of the \u25a0 Young
Men's ~r In stltu te ; ; gaye ', v a ; , , -• reception
and. "ball-la st night -jat the i/St.r-Fran
cis* •: hotel": in- ;honor*; of^ the
of tlie - birth, of ;, Abraham"
Abou t •':.•' 4 50 >. members > of-; the {.Institute
andlltheiriiladles;;-'attended. VTlie:. ball
was .-given: in'othe : colonialr r.obmiand
the.- supperr.was;! served .'in; the'white
and' gold -room. - ' - ;-, ... - *
-The.; reception committee, consisted
of:'.i'.\ ; ; \u25a0 \u25a0'". ''.:\u25a0':'\u25a0'>.' \u25a0.".'-'\u25a0': "'• "•''•'• : .'- ."- : ;-'-"-'; -'-"-' -
J."-E.^Cornyn, chairman p.": p. K «ing! '
(president of Ignatian W.r.T.:I/luchan: /
councllK.'-. • \u25a0 Dr.'.'J. -F.»Meagher '..\u25a0/.",
J..8. Queen- A.'rA.-.Bertl- '
W. H. Murphy ;\u25a0; \u25a0 \u25a0 O. O.;Stiegeler* '"
I.D.Dwyor; " M. J." Pope
P.- .1. liawler. ' : D. O'Connell
T. J. Curtin ' - V. I.: Ebner:
W' J/' Hamilton W.H . Givcne . • |
B. h. McKinlcy, ; di- S." A . Riley., \ v '
•irector* \u25a0'\u25a0.'• ' A.vK.-. Spohn \u25a0
W; F. . Minner . 1.% P. DiifTy w • .
W.vG.iFaby ' '. X.in.'Blake
F.'G.r.Splane I. w.;pPttlncpr
L.J. Baldwin :. :' W.v.t.- DowJintr. '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0
F. A. iMoGarthy;..^ R.E.ißrouillet - '- • ;
J/J.-Walsh \u25a0\u25a0-.. \u25a0 i .I:,-;-.- I-;":;-. \u0084--; ^J,
Senator Wolfe Labors in v Painful- Hours of
Illness in Speech Against Reform i
George A. Van Smith
.;\u25a0 [Special Dispatch i to The Call]
MENTO,^ Feb. y- 1 2.— 1n . spite of the
desperate [efforts of Herrin's men, T Wal
ter. Parker, ; Jere Burke and. John C.
Lynch,, San "Francisco's ,. latest political
Pllate;to breakdown the forces of- the
independents,' the /senate will decide
between honest : and /dishonest direct
primaries. Wednesday. V *.
.-The issuevwill be joined ~on the pro
visions of ' the Wright-Staritbn .bill for
tn ? .-.'nomination of ' United States sen
ators, and for - plurality V. nominations."
That issue will ; be presented to the sen
ate, in the '] form., of -minority ; and. ma
jority >, committee on \ the
Wright-Stanton ;biiL. . - ;
.The minority,: report will support the
bill as ' originally drawn. The majority
report will- recommend that, the people
be denied the, right; to nominate their
partisan .candidates ';fof ; United States
sen ator," and : provide/ for, the defeat ' of
theVvery-purpbse i'of an " honest-direct
primary -law/ by;' the' clause, requiring
that If 'no" candidate* for direct nomi
nation receives a clearTmajority .of all
the votes J cast the nomination shall be
made by a. convention.
The majority nomination scheme was
presented for Herrin by Wolfe and
strenuously advocated by the -majority
of the* packed; elections committee as
well as by Herrin's. chief strikers, who
have- worked day and night fora week
to. pull dowri;the7 senators /who \ were!
known ;to; be: on the of the'peaple
and to; defeat : thie -purposes, of tne dl _;
reef primary, measure &t\ one blow. -I,
'Thef inhibition of "plurality nomina
tions would:: open: the way for the ma
chine or any. special Interest to load
up l the. ballot { with frivolous or mis
chievous candidates in a sufficient
number to prevent any candidate from
receiving a -clear \u25a0 majority "and throw
the nomination into \ a convention. The
net result would be only an.aggrava
tion of. the- trading convention evils
from which the-people have demanded
relief.. \u0084 / \u25a0'"
The, job was so shamelessly appar
ent that the efforts \u25a0of the machine
strikers to 'pull senators down have
apparently served only to stiffen some
-of those ; who were/ properly enough
considered doubtfuh Parker and his
allies have \ made little or no attempt!
•to conceal their rough work and t the
independents ;have ' known almost ; from
hour to hour which' of their colleagues
was last oh. the" Herrin rack. *
The machine has accepted" the re
sponsibility it could riot ' escape and
the senators haye . taken cognizance of
the fact that; their: votes. on Uhe com
mittee reports mean an absolute dec
laration for or against honest ' prima
A slngleroll call will show the people
of California which senators :are for
Amendment to Thompson's Bill
"Likely to Rene\^ Anti-
Japanese Talk t :
[Special I Dispatch to The Call]
MENTO, Feb. 12.— Although innocent in
appearance' a bill denning the powers
of' school trustees, introduced by Sen
ator Thompson this afternoon, may be
the opening wedge foranother extended
discussion of ' the anti r Japanese : school
segregation question, v The author- of
the measure has admitted a tendency to
provide for separate schools by means
of an amendment to the bill as intro
duced. The -'.desired .-result will not be
attained' by means. of the bludgeorillko
tactics which a'= minority of the assem
bly attempted to employ, but 1 a harm
less : appearing v clause may. be tacked'
on which will be Vyery effective in, bar-^
ring the. subjects "lot the mikado from
the .public, 5 schools attended 'by white
children.- : , \u25a0 '; : ' ; •
"There , will be. no amendment-Intro
duced, by.'! me' ; whlch.l will 'be aimed di
rectly/ at "Japanese," '.said -Senator
Thompson this afternoon in answer to
questions. < "However,; it Is possible
thati an T amendment m&y be proposed
which will, attaintthe.'deslred, effect.". I
.have ; not ..formulated, the amendment
yet, but as .this ;;was'> the '\u25a0\u25a0 last ' day for
the in troductlonf of bills ;l: was obliged
to> put^thej, measure" in . In; Its present
form.".;_ v \u25a0\u25a0".'.'.- \u25a0 \u0084 ' ' "v- \u25a0"\u25a0 '">.: .'.-
;'."Wili j the" object of -the amendment
be to. bar Japanese \ from" the public
schools?"^ the.. senator was' asked.:: , .
"\u25a0- "Well, it probably, will attain the de
sired-result," he replied. :
Bill Proposes Dismissal \
RAMENTO; (Feb.' 12.'-4-Pernicious
ity", in 'partisan "polities' on '.the ipart*of
any holder ot an/ appointive office '.of
tlie: state, 0r,70f / ; anyA county, 'city or
town t will earn .< for 'the '-.enthusiastic
one;, prompt: dismissal ;\u25a0 from/^^ office '•\u25a0_. If * a
bllli'introduced '.by Senator ?. Charles -W.
Belly is', enacted. i;The7 measure ; has if or
its' object- the from, active
politics of ;the ! small- army, of appointees
who i hold various : offices ; throughout the
state .iby virtue :. of one v party ;or '• the
other being in power,- and ; which con-"
stltutes a-strong^machine.v \ %
To Cfieck Watering fof; Stock
\u25a0MENTO?'Feb."iI2.-::-A^billHhat is sure ;to
drawistrongiOppositlonJfromjthose cor
porations ,;that"?water- stock? was intro
ducedi in' the today -;by?l£."*j;
Callanvof \San? Francisco.- r IV provides
that: a -corporationldeslring: to; increase
its > capitalt stock ;mustt,petltlon»to; r the
state : board \6f I examiners ; for j authority
and .must? show- good*reason-f ori the
sired f increase.; For. a .'.violation/of.- the
act £ a '; fine not \u25a0\u25a0 tot exceed , $1,000 :• or r lm
prisonment^not. to. exceed one ;year 'is
proposed. .--*.'
BiU Against Tipsters
MENTO,^ Feb.'J 1 2.^T0 S publish ; tips^ on
troduced *;i by%"Assemblymah-\Callan ;of
SaniFrahciscd; today.' - He v purposes ; to
make i it v unlawful , for> ainew^paper^to"
publish .selections '*; or,; for :anv -tone w to
distribute: handbills -containingi advance
;lnformatloni on 'races.-:
Prompted ibyj.the \u25a0 Los .Angeles 3 city Cpr
dinance s covering the same subject,; . - -
them und which are for the machine at
the.eipense of the-people. j
• " The report will prrovide for
the complete emasculation o;f the bill
and a perpetuation^ of ' the convention
system. The:minbrity reportji will pro
vide for the ; Wright-Stanttui bill as
..originally^. drawn, save for-, r£ few me
chanical amendments suggested by the
"department of elections of fean Fran
cisco,-, and the, saving of con\ entions to
make "platforms 'and appoint governing
committees. '^mjSrafe- -
: AH the amendments" except j the two
elimination of the \u25a0 vote fior United
States senators' and! majority nomina
.•tions,. which will; constitute J the major
portion of. the majority repqrt-r-will be
in both reports. ' The: adoption of the
majority report means i ,th<!l death of
the direct primary .movejnent. . The sub
stitution, of.' the j minority 'report means
a decent and honestdirect'pclniary law.
The Issue will be plain and simple. The
senators who vote "for ; the majority re
port will. vote, against dlrec^ primaries.
The senators whowote for tfc esubstltu
tton of the minority will vote
for .the : people and for. the./ redemption
of the direct primary pledges made to
the people. ' " . -. •' '
- The independents who caucused and
demanded- the enactment o* the bill as
•originally drawn have'decllned to walk
into any , of the several traps laid for
them.* They have: insistedl. that the one
way to get a <vote on'the. question of
direct: primaries was , to get that vote
on the Wright-Stanton bllJf itself and not
on hypothetical : ,questlonsj which would
enable], weak, kneed "senators to knife
the measure .without going, on record
on the ; bill Itself. „.,".-" '. ~ * ,
Senator Wright refuse a. yesterday to
consider, any plan Except that which
involved committee -reports on the bill
and taking the Issue, s quarely before
the senate. Leavitt, on* behalf of the
committee majority, agreied to that pro
cedure today. L'eavitt and Wright dis
cussed the contents of Oie two reports,
which will . be signed oni.Monday with
out the formality of acDmmittee meet
ing. . . 7 ";;\u25a0"•' ~:, : : -\u0084-...
The majority- report b*\h; be signed
by Wolfe, Leavitt. rfartman. Hare,
Kennedy and Savage. The minority re
port will be sighed by Chairman Estu
dillo, Stetson and Wrlgtit.
The consideration of .tha reports and
the fight for thelsubstitiitidn of ihe mi
nority of the majority yeport jnll b© a
special / order" f or Wecmes^daxr Wolfe,
who has been confined to his room for a
week, will be . the principal orator for
the.Herrin; job, and from the bedside
have been received 'assurances that the
handy, senator from Sai^ Francisco, who
so eloquently, opposed* the passage of
the Otis-Walker antl^racetrack, gam
bling bill, has labored In 'the painful
hours of his : illness -u^on \u25a0 the prepara
tion of a speech, which*will once for all
silence the reformers/ and -bury the
cause of reform.
Cogswell Opposes; Appropriation
for Holding Fanners'
V; Institute -,
MENTO, Feb. 12.i-Disclalming any In
tention of hampering the. work of the
agricultural college of the University
of California, ' Assemblyman Cogswell,
chairman of the committee on agricul
ture, still maintains that the course
does hot. tend to fit the students for
practical farming , and that many who
take the course simply do so because
it is easier than that of other' de
partments. He also reiterated his crit
icisms of several appropriations asked
for by the institution/
"I have no "intention of doing the
least thing •to * hamper the work of
the college," said Cogswell, "but I still
believe that the training at the present
time does>not fit the students to. go
back to* the farmland take up practical
farming. ;i have the C highest .respect
for Professor Wickson, and think he Is
an excellent'man.ln his department.
."I can not ..understand the necessity
for an appropriation of -130,000* for the
holding of farmers' rinstltutes, for \u25a0 In
stance.; This , is /an increase of $IS,OOO \
in the appropriation, made principally!
for the carrying^ on of tuberculin tests !
among cattle. 7 The proposed plans for
these test£.are very nice,'-- but 1 do not
thlnk.they would be .effective.
"The college and 'experimental farm
are, young, . however, and will develop
properly- if directed along the right
lines.", : -j "• :.. \u25a0\u25a0 „-- \u25a0
Wheeler - Answers .Criticism
BERKELEY, JFeb. 12— "I have no de
cL r . e to criticise/ said President Wheeler
this afternoon f in.rreply tb Cogswell's
criticism, "but ask: th« farmers of the
state what -the vcollege v of; agriculture
has done »f op' them. -Our: demonstration
train Is the- greatest; success., and we
have made -practical farmers all over
the state. *; - ; -
:' Any and all errors we-are'- willing to
correct, and the attention.' of' the de
partment, has l been concerned in niak
?.Jr one of the best in the 'university
- ."iiWe are, no tt s perfect '4nd-; are willing
to. correct: mistakes if they.are pointed
out to ; us. The \t acuity of the depart
ment-has paid ; particular attention to
the : needs; of :the, farmers rof;Callfornlar of;Callfornla
and all operations iarer conducted on
practical llines: v-Weihave aided farmers
everywhere,! and they^can beat.answer
the question, of the* efficiency of the de
partment-of. agriculture." . \u25a0-*•
BilllFavors Blue Laws .
MENTO.VFeb. 12.— Anrbbdy> who fro- j
motes -attends, ' advertisfs or > aids orH
okH 4 H * ny ™ an per,- of even .thinks i
aboutr the "-production of^anytrasedyf
comedy., circus, picture: show., prize
flght; op other- formiof amusement on
Sunday < wni^n--the-'future..be^without
the ".pale, of society.- If a -measure intro
duced \u25a0"', by; Penator> D. J. v :Reily of San i
Francisco ,1s enacted." : Rets -are-beln«' I
offered 'freely -fat: 10 to 1 that the~biiH
will'itake'the-count'ibefore ; it : reaches
the > second, ronnd.'on -the reading file/ :|
Higher^ Pay; forJiTeachers:
chambep 1
MENTOR yebrri .-Assemblyman- George
Hans'introduced a:biU today providing
that >, the ";miniritunv salary f ori a; teacher
in ; an;. elementary T school : shall be not
.leßa.t.thaiu;-JiSO-. and* in > a^secondary
school ngt less than? ?l,ooo^per ; year
Neglect, Waste and Pernicious
i Political Activity Are
'-\ ;; Charged n
Resolution to Investigate and
1 Then Abob'sh Body Is
/* j i Introduced
MENTO, Feb. 12.— War has been dcV
flared on the fish commission. Aasem*
blyman Harry Polsley introduced a res
olution today charging dereliction on,
the part of the commission and asklajc.
that it be abolished in the event o!>
committee to be named by the speaker,
finding that the gross abuses alleged ttv
exist; it is charged In the preamble**
that "it Is a matter of common report'
that the fish commission of California:
has been derelict in Its official duties!
and .wasteful of public moneys; that iti
has neglected; the development of
state fisheries, devoting' its time large-t
ly to pernicious political activities."
It also is charged that the commis-'
sion evaded the law requiring the sub-!
mission of a report. It is proposed toJ
have a commlttea of seven appointed
by the speaker.
An effort to quash the resolution re
sulted in an exciting tilt, in which tha'
fish and game committee, of which
Walter Leeds is chairman, was attacked"
by W. W. Greer. As soon as the reso
lution had been read Polsley moved
that it be adopted. Leeds was on tho
alert and asked that the resolution be
referred to hi s committee. John Motti
moved that the resolution be laid oa
the table, but he was voted down.
"I don't want to see this resolution^
go to the fish and game' committee."
said Greer, "but I am wlllnlg It should
go to any other committee so that It
could receive fair treatment- 1 *
Leeds resented Greer's remarks.-
Greer retorted that he knew the sen-;
tlment of the committee.
"You can't talk that way about any
committee of . this house.'* shouted
Speaker Stanton as he swung his gavel.
L. W. Juilllard thought the resolution
should go to the committee on com-,
missions and public expenditures, but
Stanton 'referred the resolution to the
fish and game committee. j
Waiter Leeds today introduced a bill'
to raise the bag limit of ducks frofvi
35 to 50,- and prohibit the sale of thel
birds. E. B. Collier presented a biltj
making it a misdemeanor to kill a!
mourning dove.
Satisfaction in Japan
TOKIO. Feb. 12.— Long cables, con-,
veylng from correspondents In America;
news of the rejection of anti-Japanese
bills by the California legislature, have
been received here with intense satis-;
faction In official and. business circles J
and publication of this information, to
gether with expressions of favorable*
opinion by President R&osevelt and the:
governors of several states has greatly.;
improved the situation.
Resolutions adopted In New York and
other, parts of the United States were
received with similar appreciation.
The leading Japanese papers today
print editorial congratulations at tho
outcome of the affair, and all: Ameri
cans residing in the empire are much
Waters Invade Towns
OAKLAND. Feb. 12. — Outlylnar dis
tricts east of the city were laid under
water today when Elm hurst creek
overflowed. Stores along the San Lean
dro road In the business district off
Elmhurst were surrounded with water,
in some places a foot and a half deep.
The traction company's power plant
was isolated for a time by the' rising
waters. Fitchburg, Highland and Mel
rose also suffered, as Fitchburg- creek :
overflowed early today. For blocks
the districts were inundated and access
to the streets in many cases shut off.
A. Magnasson of Elmhurst caught two
large salmon ln the water^Ptiich swept
over a vacant lot.
Rains Cause Damage
REDWOOD CITY. Feb. 12.—From all'
portions of the county reports have:
reached here of damage caused by th»*
rains of "last night and today. Tho
United Railroads service tetween, San
Francisco and San Mateo was demor
alized for the greater portion of th»
day due to the amount of water and
sand covering the tracks at the ceme
teries and Tanforan. At. Bnrllngame.
Redwood and San Mateo a number of
cellars were flooded, the Burllngame
creek overflowing 1 its banjts and th».
San Mateo creek b^ing at the highest
point known for 20 years. Continued
landslides have occurred on tho moun
tain -roads and 1 on the Ocean Shore
line during the past week.
Petalumd Honors Centenary;
PETALUMA, Feb., 12.— AnUetam post'
G. -A. R. and Antietam Relief Corps
held exercises In Hill opera house to-i
night. in honor of Lincoln's centennial.
anniversary. Mayor ;H. P. Bralnerd. an
old G. A. R. man, was president of tho
evening. The address was rendered by*
Rev., E- R. Dille. D. D., ofSan Fran
cisco., A feature of the evening 1 was
the_presentation of &'. flag to Company
D, First iCorps Cadets. j««SSEQB
Baker's Cocoa
f^k AWARDS ]
mMm Europe
"Sifei^fl AMERICA
\ A Cocoa : of Inferior
quality or artificially
flavored soon ceases
to foe palatable; but
the genuine BAKER'S
COCOA never loses its
relish by constant use.
It is a perfect food, pre-
serves health, prolongs
Ejtii&iti Hi J - DORCHESTER. MASS.

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