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ALMA BELL IS
OVERCOME BY A
BRAIN STORM
Girl Slayer Goes Temporarily^
Insane and Seeks to Kill
Hostess' Son
Youth Battles With Deranged
Woman and Secures Re=
volvcr After Struggle
[Special DUpaich to The Call]
WILLOWS. Jan. 11.— Alma Bell, who
whs? recently acquitted of murdering
her lover, Joe Armes, in Auburn, has
afrain lost her reason and twice at
tempted to commit murder, according
to members.. of the Bolton family. In
both casos a trasreCy was prevented
by disarming the young woman. Al
though she is at times rational, it is
feared that h«>r mind is seriously af
f-octed
Miss Bell came to this city recently
to visit the Bolton family. She had
ipeminprly bee nenjoying herself and
had jrono out on several occasions to
places «»f amusement.
It came to light mis afternoon that ,
t'no wont insane Sunday night and
trifd to kiM Boltons young son. '
On this evening a stranger, giving
his name as Birch, arrived at the Bol
on home to see Miss Bell. The couple
remained in the parlor until Monday
norning at 3 o'clock when one of the
Bolton family informed them that it
was time Birch left.' After he had
gone Alma Bell wont to her room and"
soon appeared with a pistol. She at
tempted to shoot young Bolton. but he
grabbed the revolver and wrested it
rob the prirl. J?he then quieted down
«.n<l seemed to he sane.
T!ie following morning Birch again
appeared at the Bolton home, this time
before the family had arisen. He
talked alons time with Alma and then
JeparteJ. After he had gone she went
o a room and picked up a rifle and, 1
t is said, attempted to kill the entire
family.
Another struggle ensued and she was i
igain quieted. . ;
Since h<>r last insane outburst she J
ias been rational and Bolton thinks
he may regain her senses, although if '
10 change takes place she will be j
compelled to go to the home "for the <
wf-ak minded. )
News of the girl's state did not come 1
to !ipht until her mother was tele- s
plioned for. s
SAN JOSE LIKELY
TO GET FRANCHISE
Brown Willis Bids in Behalf of
Garden City for Baseball
Club in State League
While there have been a number of
towns in the stat" which have ma«le
applications for a franchise in the
state league, it looks as if San Jose
will carry off the plum. At the meet
ing of the officials of the state leagu*
yesterday at the St. Francis hotel .the
bid of Brown Willis for a franchise in
the league for San Jose was favorably
considered.
Willis said that he would be able to
subscribe capital stock to the amount
•\u25a0f $10,000 and that he would put up
f5,000 of this amount.
President Frank Herman, S. , Cal
Kwing and Cy Moreing were present
at thf m*><»ting and the bids from other
towns were considered, but Willis'
off>r for th«» franchise appeared satis
factory to -the directors. The league
includes five cities — San Francisco,
Oakland, Stockton, Sacramento, Fresno
and with the a.Ul't : -» >»' «an Jose
t h*> circuit would be gpade up.
Willis was toiu Lufu is were
*-atisf»ctory and that if he could go
Mh*>ad and get good oar service and
oth^r facilities he would get the fran
chise.
Bakcrsfield and VaJlejo were also in
th« running for the plum.
A number of applications for the
position of umpire have been made,
but up to date no one has been se
lected.
AIR IS CHARGED WITH
"POGOMP" IN PITTSBURG
People Advised to Wear Apron
Over Mouth
PITTSBURG, Jan. 11. — Harry Penny
W-itt weather forecaster here, said to-
Ajl:-- that Pittsburg air was super
charged with "pogonip" and he urged
that people outdoors hang over their
mouths ami nostrils a little apron of
<-hee*eclbtn.
"\u25a0"Pogonip." he explains. Is Indian for
•'whfte desth" and is caused by inhal
ing fog which has congealed into
£picula o: ice. He first learned of
the diseare when stationed on the
Utah and Nevada plateaus, where the
Indians dread it.
* The disease develops a form of pneu
monia, which is usually fatal. Today
was the f r*t announcement of the new
j.lague in Pittsburg.
PROMINENT JAPANESE
LECTURES AT UNIVERSITY
Baron Kikuchi Discusses* System
of Education
BERKELEY. Jan. 11. — Baron Kiku
chi. president of Kyoto imperial uni
versity and former minister of educa
tion of ' Japan, delivered an address to
nUrht at California hall before a large
audience. His topic was "Education
in Japan."
He assorted that Japan has always
had a kindly feeling toward America,
and expressed the hope that the United
States would reciprocate.
NOTKS OF ARMY CIRCLES
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. The Nineteenth infantry'will go to
the ' Philippines, sailing on. the trans
port Sheridan, leaving this port Feb
ruary 5, 1910.
The departments of Missouri 'and
.'Dakota are to have combined military
inaneuwn? at Fort Riley, Kan., begin
uing in September, and lasting 30 days.
Besides Uncle Sam's forces, . the
militia organizations of Kansas,. Mls
pouri. lowa, Nebraska. North and' South
Dakota and Minnesota will Join j with
th*> rrgulars in the > work; -, Fifteen"
tJvoueßnd troops will.take part in the
man"""'—' . — '
Alma Bell, Who Is
Said to* ; Be Insane
YOUNGER SONS IN
MALIGNANT RAGE
Rudolph and Gus Spreckels Give
Public Another Character*
istic Exhibition
A fury of rage and malignity seems
to have seized Rudolph and Gus Spreck
els upon reading the calm and dignified
statement prepared by and published
yesterday at the instance of the attor
neys for John D. and Adolph B. Spreck
els. That statement explained briefly
and temperately that the elder sons; of
Claus Spreckels had been restrained
from contesting their father's will only
by regard for their mother, whom such
an action would have drawn into a long
and distressing legal battle. Though
they fully believed that such a contest
could have been successfully main
tained, the attorneys for John D. and
Adolph B. Spreckels declared in their
statement the unwillingness of their
clients to involve their mother, whom
they honored^ho less than their father,
in such a struggle, no-matter how great
and grievous the sense of wrong they
must smother In abandoning the con
test.
Last night Rudolph and -Gus Spreck
els personally signed and sent to The
Call and to most of the other^newspa
pers of San Francisco a rejoinder, that
is in marked contrast to the statement
made on behalf of their brothers. The
characteristic malice of this rejoinder
is about what the people of the com
munity have learned to expect from
this source. It Is ko ' obvious that
there is no need to point out wherein
it lies.
The rejoinder in its entirety reads:
It has never been our practice to'
discuss, in the press, matters ordi
narily of only family Interest, but
the publication in today's papers of
a statement by John D. Spreckels
and Adolph B. Spreckels, regarding
their attitude with respect to the
will of the late Claus Spreckels, de
mands a reply in Justice to him and
to our mother.
There were absolutely no grounds
upon which a successful contest of
the will could be maintained. If
there were It is most improbable
that any consideration for their
mother would have prevented it in
view of the fact that since our
father's- death neither John L). '
Spreckels nor Adolph B. Spreckels '
has ever called upon or communi
cated with her.
During his lifetime Claus Spreck
els advanced to his sons John D.
Spreokels and Adolph B. Spreckels
property of greater value by mil
lions of dollars than the combined
value of all the property he gave to ..
his widow and all his other chil
dren in his lifetime and by his will.
Any sense of wrong that they
may \u25a0 feel under \u25a0 the circumstances
is as inconsistent .with the honor
they claim to have extended to
their father as ; their neglect of
their mother in her old-age is In
consistent with their declarations
of consideration for her.
ACCESSORIES IDENTIFY
CONTRACTOR'S ASSAILANT
Man and Woman Confess That
Robber Admitted Crime v; .
[Special Dispatch to The Call] . .
SAN JOSE, Jan._ 11: — Through the
confessions of .a man 'and- a- woman ar
rested Monday, night the police' today
captured • Joaquin Higuera, - former
convict, who Sunday night .waylaid,
beat, stabbed and 'robbed George Hlll
yer, a Berkeley contractor who had
been visiting 'a sister in: this. city.
According to, the story of the .wit
nesses, who reside in Pleasant street,
where the robbery took place, Higuera
told them of the crime and showed
them $70 which he had taken from-the
pockets' of. the v man "he had, left for
dead. ' / J v i. , ' \u25a0. ,
After the robbery an IS year old
girl, Mabel Rodriguez, drove Higuera
eight miles in a v buggy to rEvergreen.
where he ' was caught.
Hillyer was not * fatally hurt. •
YALE JUNIORS REDUCE
EXPENSE OFPROMENADE
Pledged to Omit 'Flowers for
Chaperons and. Partners
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 11.— After
many, attempts of previous; committees
the" promenade ! committee : of . the pres
ent' Junior class ; at Yale has adopted a
plan by which the" costly "expense! of
flowers, for , chaperons . and partners' at
the'promeriade •wiirbe'abolished.',
•When.thejunlors?applled; for-; tickets
to the promenade^ they were ; forced -* to
sign a; pledge that '; they .'..would give no
flowers and otherwise were not allowed
to obtain the tickets. ;...\u25a0 ,.
The. rule applies this year %to the
play, on Saturday, night, , chapel ' exer
cises, the ; concert; tlie promenade itself
and; all Its festivities; ,. lt' is estimated
that . the . saving >to ; eachV member- at
tending i the Junior "prom" will average
* 15 - - WBnSSBBBBBSBBS^
$18.70
To Los Angeles and retiirn via Southern
Pacific.-account Aviation'}Week.;Tlcketa
cold January 10, t o. 16;; return;by/Janu
ary 20,;i910.''See-agents Southern"-Pa
cific company;; Flood Market
street -. terry;- depots Third t and % Town
pft nd streets <* depot and - Broad way and
Thirteenth streets, Oakland. .-^•;^
THE SAfevFRANCISGOMG^LL^ 'WEDNESDAY, JANUARY- 12;; 1910.
ROYAL ARCH'S
HOPE CENTERS
IN IKE SPIRO
Candidate of Liquor Men's or=
ganization May Be Named
for Police Commissioner
Possible Appointment Rumored
to Ease Chagrin Caused by
Flannery ; s Selection
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
That the members of the Royal Arch
who are disgruntled over, the selection
of Harry P. Flannery for> the first
vacant place on the police: commission
may yet be pacified by the appointment
of their chosen candidate, I. H. Spiro,
is within the range of political proba
iiiMty.^:-; ' .
The Royal Arch made McCarthy's
fight and, like most things undertaken
by the liquor dealers* secret organiza
tion, that fight was made vigorously.
Ike Spiro, the soda water man : and
prominent hustler in the activities of
the Royal Arch, was in that fight day
and night." Even before the election it
was an open secret that in the event
of McCarthy's success the liquormen
would not ask for the. appointment of a
saloonman to " the police board, but
would unite on Spiro, who would, not
be open to the objections that might be
made to a man engaged in 'the retail
liquor business.
KOVAL ARCH SURPRISED
Mayor McCarthy's selection of Harry
Flannery for the first vacancy on the
police commission was quite as much a
surprise for the members of the Royal
Arch as it was to the public generally.
That it was a disagreeable disappoint
ment to some of the liquormen goes
without saying. That does not . mean
that they object to Flannery person*
all>vbut they believed that his appoint
ment would act as a bar to the selec
tion of another commissioner. from the
ranks of those directly or indirectly
associated with their business. There
were-mutterings all along ; the line.' .
But there is still some : chance for
Spiro and the pacification of his ad
vocates. It has been stated by those
close to the throne that . the selection
of Flannery closed the door to hope and
salary upon both Spiro and Jere
Burke's friend, Percy Henderson. I
am not in a position positively to gain
say that statement, but as regards the
status of Spiro there are some circum
stances worthy of consideration by
i those who find amusement in making
slates for Mayor McCarthy. Spiro may
not get the. next or any place on the
police commission, but let these things
be known:
' The mayor does not regard the ap
pointment of his friend. Harry V.
Flannery. as a satisfaction of the
Royal Arch's claim for executive con
sideration. In any event, he does mot
consider the appointment of Flannery
and the desires of the retail liquormen
as closely related.
HIGH REGARD FOR SPIRO
The mayor does regard: Spiro as the
Royal -Arch's candidate. He may not
feel that he is bound to appoint Spiro
or any other person selected by the
Royal Arch/ but he has no quarrel with
the idea that the liquormen's assocla
police board,
tion should be represented on the
Mayor McCarthy does not regard the
business relations existing between
Spiro and several hundred of the re
tail liquormen in the light of a handi
cap upon \u25a0 Spiro's * usefulness. And
finally and more particularly in the
event that Spiro does not, get the job
Spiro's supporters , may C console them
selves with the knowledge that the
mayor has a very high personal re
gard for Spiro. . ;
McCarthy considers Spiro's abilities
as far above 'the .average. Spiro was a
candidate for supervisor on the union
labor ticket with McCarthy in 1907 and
is held in the esteem of a « personal
friend by the mayor. - Neither any nor
all of these things .may ser\'e to land
Spiro in the coveted berth, but he has
a splendid lot of assets for a' man fore
doomed to disappointment. . Many a
man has landed with less.
• And as * regards the -police- depart
ment, the mayor: is agreed with Chief
Cook on at least one point.. The mayor,
with Cook, is_ decidedly of the opinion
that the police force is inadequate. He
declares that there are. large districts
almost wholly without police protec
tion of any kind and many more where
the patrolmen's beats 'comprise a route
of 14 or 15 blocks. *
MORE POLICE .NEEDED
That no patrolman can properly, po
lice such a beat Is freely_admitted by
the mayor, and he feels strongly, the
need for men in those^.distrlcts that
are even worse situated,- that have
virtually no night police protection.
The answer is,, of course, more men.
More men" means more money, and that
is the: answer not so readily found ;by
the mayor, but he is hunting, for' it.
And be. it said that he is 'not- alto
gether without hope. . ...
Mayor ' McCarthy : was disappointed,
rather than surprised, .that- yesterday's
mail did- not bring him; a neat 'little
batch of 'resignations, superscribed "by
commissioners chosen - ; by.% Taylor. The
mayor is almost a man of i peace. That
is, he does not require more: than; half
a dozen . scraps a day, and . he f- was of
the opinion 1 that; a number of;icommis
sioners ;,wouW, follow promptly, in the
footsteps of Charles Day of board
of public works, .who resigned before
McCarthy's 1 ax could' reach him;
"I believe," said McCarthy.., yester
day, "that quite, a -\u25a0 number/of Uhe "com
missioners " have decided I to /offer their
resignations very soon> Oh, 11 no;-I- shall
have \u25a0 noimore' difficulty* and':take "no
more time in filling . the expected va
cancies than I ,. did in;, findings a . suc
cessor: for,; Commissioner ; Day. :'\u25a0; I really
can: not see what'some of the commis
sioners who know they can" riot serve
under ; me expect to gain by hanging
on.'\ ; • .;..'.' \u25a0'":; -;'- '".-. -\u25a0\u25a0• *' ,*i.
Brodefick Takes Office
: "Patrick Broderick was | installed 'as
commissioner^ " and V, Joseph*. , McCormick
elected clerk of the boardlof, works yes
terday * at a ; special " session -. called for
the '; purpose. :, Broderlck '" took th e ' place
vacated':- by Mhe ' resignation Jof : Charles
A. s Day, during, the lastyearthe" board's
chief;' The^new^ member^when' an? em
ploye*, of;, the. board ?, was a
•\u25a0Casey", man i and will,- .without doubt
give. h!rr> \ cordial i- support!' in 'the new
board.^^gjfl^^SsJ^^ggBg^.-' ; : ... \u25a0 - : - -.- ,
Broderlck came - favorably before the
publicjlafter the r fire as" the executive
of .the street: repair-! associationlfand
later^ head I of ? the ;- : commission's I- street
repair 'department; c ';..r'i- . ; ' r ,' !
\u25a0 r : Before ;theT, selection :of Joseph Me- '
Cormick as "'Civil 'Service
'Clerk I Frederick V; Head V- resigned - that
post," i which* he ~V had f fqr^thel brief
interval' since. SupervisbrlLoughery. left
[the (5 Jo b.%"-3 McCoi-m I ck £was S' d ep u ty i s u -'\u25a0
,perintendent\ofj streets ; as i far /backs as
;i89lTl892;°jhe^iwasTdeputyjcor6ner|dur
ing;Dr.^HawkIns' s *twoiterm8ifrorh|1895'
to 1889,'. and ; "returned* tdUhe^serrlceTof
i.H,Spiro',WhoMay
\u25a0 Qain Appointment
the department as ; clerk of the " street
repairs, department. -His residence: is
at 1809 Haight. street.
POLICE COMMISSIONER; f
FLANNERY TAKES OFFICE
Appointment of President De
ferred :Till '. Next '/Meeting
At the meeting of the police commis
sioners yesterday afternoon the ap
; pointment'by Mayor McCarthy of Henry
P. Flannery as, a commissioner to serve
four years as the successor, to Charles
Sweigert was -read by • Clerk Skelly
and approved; Commlssidner Flannery
was welcomed by: Commissioner.;San
born, acting president-in*the absence of
President Leggett, and Commissioner
Cutler. :
Only, routine business ,was transacted.
.John H. Sohl, saloon keeper, Grant ave
nue and Bush street, 1 was to
report to : Chief. Cook this * morning -to
be reprimanded for -allowing two
glasses of beer to be taken from his
saloon New Year's morning to ' two
women on the sidewalk.
A 'charge, of making an unwarranted
arrest for drunkenness ;on the^ night
of December 21 preferred by Joseph
Fogarty, 157 Noe street, against Po
liceman George O. Gaynor was dis
missed. • • \ % . .
The appointment of the next presi
dent of 'theV board will be made Thurs
day night, when it is expected Presi
dent Leggett will be present. ,
President \T._ R. Bannerman of . the
board' of education announced the. :fol
lowlng committees . yesterday after
noon: '
Schools — Bannerman. Kincaid.
Supplies— Kincaid. Whelan.V
Finance— Payot, Whelan.
Building;.and grounds— Payot, Whe
lan. : .'•'•\u25a0 M ';•\u25a0•\u25a0•'' ' s."": \u25a0 ' :;-^-;: ;-^-; \u25a0 ; - \u25a0"\u25a0-
CHESTER C.TREADWAY
DIVESTED OF DUTIES
Successor Will. Be Selected for
Absent Official i
[Special Dispatch to The Call] •
NAPA, Jan. 11.— Chester C. Tread
way.' coroner and public administrator,
who so ; mysteriously left this city on
September 23, last, and has not been
or heard from since, ;was divested of
all his duties today by the board of
supervisors.
After hearing the testimony of Un
der Sheriff- James A. Daly, County
Clerk 'N. W. Collins and City Health
Officer F. R. Starke and introduction
of documentary* evidence the office was
declared, Vacant and the selection .of a
successor made, a -special order: for 10
o'clock tomorrow morning.
There i are three candidates for the
honor— W*alter ,S. v < Brownlee, a local
stationer, who was defeated *by Tread
way ' three I years ; ago; - Ruby -M. Kiser,
who held . the - office for many years,
and D. ,C. Treadway, father of the
missing official. ' - ' ' ' .
BODY OF SUICIDE IS
RECOVERED FROM SEA
Leaped From Cliff to Death in
the Waves '
SANTA CRUZ; Jan. 11.— The bqdy.of
Stengo 'Pl eric,' a laborer,, who jumped
into the ( : sea .from the' cliff, at Daven
port two \u25a0weeks ago,;- was , recovered
today.: He.'had become .despondent
over the news;that his k sweetheart had
married In \u25a0 his old home" at Montenegro.
- .V On the i morning that ; Plerlc commit
ted .'suicide,- he gave his .brother JSOO,
his life's; savings. - ' v -~.
-i He then fled from' his cabin *and-be
fore he', 'could* bei overtaken*, he _: had
jumped to his death. -. . .
VASSAR GRADUATE TO f
BECOME EXPERT FARMER
ST.'; LOUISrMo.,^ Jan. 11.^— Miss ; Eliza
beth Moore, daughter of Mrs.-- Philip iN.
Moore,'; president? of' the -National-Fed
eration: of iWomeh'sj Clubs and; a. Vassar
graduate,'. who -entered- the ; agricultural
department "of .; the % University \ otS Mis
souri "at ? Columbia, I; Mo.';l announced " her
intentionof becoming an expert farmer.
Miss S Moore" is I a % member |of /several
women's .1 clubs ; ; in v St.; Eouis : and *is ; a
socletyrfavorite. 1 - v<ii; • '
A Bowl of ,
Toasties
with cream or; fruit
\u25a0••"-• A .-\u25a0 pleasure -and - comfort'
old or young, ; at any;
jmeal, : anytime,; anywhere. : . ':
.;. Let'?'a -bowlful, -in ; front)qf .
{yoii %tell Cits •. own: delightful
tftory.
'^eiMeinory; Lingers"
; ; : V ; Soldj b^Grocersr
. PoPti'ini CProal Co.. Ltd.,
•:=Battle'Creek: r Mlch:' \u25a0 '
E. MYRON WOLF TO
TENDER RESIGNATION
State :' Insurance Commissioner
Announces Intention of
pffice v
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Has Made Enviable Record Diir
! ing Seven Years of His
1 > Incumbency v
; E.. Myron Wolf will resign his office
as state. insurance commissioner, in. the
course of the next few weeks.
\u25a0. It iwas; rumored along; the street yes
terday that/Wolf intended giving. up his
position .in; order." to :become first vice
president of the Pacific surety company.
He confirmed the report when seen at
his office late in the afternoon.
When Henry T. Gage was governor
he appointed Wolf' to succeed -Andrew
J. Clunie- as insurance commissioner.
That was in 1902. Up ,to that time the
office had -been somewhat of "a joke.
Wolf took ;the appointment .seriously
and organized it so ? effectively that" he
soon<ranked; high among the insurance
commissioners of the States.
Dr. George C. Pardee r'eappointed him
when , he; f ollowed • Gage in the gov
ernor's chair. '-..' \u25a0'.. '
Wolf's .present term would expire, in
April, and It is understood th«t the of
fice would be tendered him J again if he
would accept it, but he hastdecided to
give .up; officiar life and accept the first
vice presidency' of the; surety company;
of which F..8. Lloyd is thelpresident.
It was just before the big- fire that
Wolf, was reappoihted by Pardee\ .. ; An
immense amount of work -was thrown
upon his shoulders by disaster, and
as a result of the stand 'he took at that
time many millions were' saved to the
policy holders-^ of San Francisco.. He
acted as a mediator with a view to pro'
tecting the companies, as "well -as the
insured. . .
Not : only . did Wolf do efficient work
in settling insurance matters at that
time, but he also saw the necessity of
having more exacting state laws on in' r
surance. > He had many changes written
into, the. statutes, the most Important of
which : was : the standard form of insur
ance policy. . • \u25a0
Wolf was : born in San Francisco. Ha
was graduated from the high school In
Stockton and later from \ the University
of California with the r class of 1894, re
ceiving, the, degree of bachelor of:let
ters. He has been an ardent republican
at. all times and has done valuable
work on -the stump. ;He will, give up
his present position, which carries .with
it a salary of $ 1,000 per year,' as soon as
he can close up pending business, which
will probably take him about a month.
tlJntil February 14th
on Van Ness Avenue
We move to our new store on Geary near Powell early next month.
Meantime we are keeping the Bargain Pot boiling with a vengeance
out here on deserted Van Ness and if you need furniture or carpets
you can't afford to buy elsewhere. :
Solid Oak Dining Table
the most sensational dining table bargain of the
day.*' Notipirieor any other cheap, soft -wood, remember— but OAK,
genuine OAK. Top measures 142 inches in diameter when closed and
'•\ , v . six feet "long 'when open. YourVchoice of golden oak or fumed oak
"s finishes. V;lt is safe to say that .you have never heard of a genuine
; ' OAK table under double the'figufe we name today— §7.50.
M OCkfi^Qb^B B»t^B^^^^^
Corner of Van Ness and Pine
Exclusive Agents for the WorW^ Best Furniture-—
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DEMOCRATS BEGIN
COMMISSION FIGHT
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Demand That Railway Board
Start Suit .Against Trans
continental Systems
May Later A pply for Permission
N to Take Action in Premises
Themselves
Democracy's formal demand for. the
immediate institution of an action for
the "refund of the moneys collected by
the * transcontinental «railroad.s under
the general 10 per cent increase of
freight rates will, be served today upon
the- California railroad commission.
The second sortie. of democracy's bat
tle, was started, yesterday when a por
tentous* letter ;. was committed to the
mails. That letter was drawn in com
pliance with the terms of Theodore
Bell's resolutions adopted last Saturday
by the democratic conference.
A. regard for the . amenities rather
than ' for the feelings of the railroad
commissioners was assigned last night
as an 'excuse for bourbon unwillingness
to make public the terms In which was
couched democracy's declaration of.lm
mediate hostilities.
However, it may be assumed that the
bomb exploded yesterday' was not
loaded with 'a demand for the regis
tration of the commissioners. That will
come -later. It will be followed by a
demand upon Governor Gillett for the
removal of the commissioners who" are
not expected to obey democracy's be
hest..', A subsequent 'chapter in democ
racy's demand serial will be dedicated
to the attorney general. , It will be a de
mand for a right toproce-ed before the
Interstate commerce, commission In the
name of the people of California. , .
: The demand which .will reach the
railroad commissioners todajr will be
both simple- and alternative, or possi
bly it may be considered as simply al
ternative. The commissioners will be
told, to hump themselves and start a
suit in compliance with the directions
writtenby the last legislature or show
cause why they -should not be removed
for willful neglect. of duty.
The committee appointed by the dem
ocratic conference, and directed to de
vote itself to the confusion of the'rail
road commission is composed of Theo
dore A. Bell, San Francisco; Joseph H.
Call, Los Angeles; George W. Cart
wright,. Fresno; A. Caminetti, Jackson,
and- A. E. Campbell, San • Luis Obispo.
Barclay - Henley of San Francisco has
been made an advisory member of the
committee and its work probably will
be largely done by him and Bell.v
Hdrry Lauder
Edison and V ictor Records
BAfciGXLUW
941 Market: St.' ; ;j- Opp. . Mason
(OPEN- SATURDAY;- EVENINGS
C^LL ADiS PAY
TRIPLE LYNCHING
NARROWLY AVERTED
Prompt Action of Illinois Gov
ernor Saves Lives of Three
Negro Murderers
Soldiers Transported to Danger
Point Before Mob Can
Cany Out Plans ,
[Special Dispatch to The Call}
"VIENNA. 111.. Jan. 11.— A mob of 300
men bent on lynching three negroes
who on" Saturday night murdered Allen
Clark, a rural mail carrier, on a trairx
between this city and Burnside. has
been frustrated by the prompt action of
Governor Deneen.
Sheriff John P. ilathis learned of the
gathering of the mob at Eldorado and
Harrisburg and Immediately wired the
governor for assistance. The state.ex
ecutive at once ordered three compa
nies of the Fourth infantry. Illinois
national guard, to report to Sheriff
Mathis for duty.
The town id crowded with soldiers an
a late hour, and as a farther precau
tion the sheriff has sworn in 300 depu
ties.
$50,000,000 TOBACCO
CONCERN IS PLANNED
Thomas W: Lawson to Buy Bur
ley Society's Crop
LEXINGTON". Ky.. Jan. 11. — That a
$50,"000,000 tobacco manufacturing con
cern, to take over the entire holdings
of the Burley tobacco society, is to be
formed by Thomas "W. Lawson of Bos
ton and his associates was announced
by W. W. Davies of Louisville. Law
son's attorney, after the , departure of
the latter from thi3 city today. Daviea
said a deal for the formation of the
Lawson corporation to take over the
Burlev company, tobacco amounting to>
118,000.000 pounds, had been virtually
agreed upon.
ACCIDENT DRIVES MAJT I2TSA2TE— Sea ttle.
Jan. 11. — H. R. Carder, a lumber mill emploje.
committed saieide by Jumping Into the bay yes
terday A tnontb ago Carder accidentally shot
another member of a hunting P«rty. Although
the woond was not fatal Carder was crazed
OTer the accident.
WORK OK TOITSAGE BASlS— Newcastle. P«..
Jan. 11. — AH employes of the American sheet
and tin plate company were today pot to work
on the tonnage basis. Inauguration of the ton
nage system indicates, it Is said, a practical
end of the labor troubles of the company in
tbls district. « . \u25a0
J. B. McINTYRE BINDERY CO.
BOOKBXXDBB3.
.' 1161^1*165 HOWARD STREET
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Present j TeL No. :. Marfct 3868. \u25a0 3m rraarfaca.
W.Ti HESS, Notary Public
ROOM 1112. CALI/ BUILDING
At 'residence. ; 1460 Page* itreet. between
7 p. m. and i p. m. Restdeno* tele»teael
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