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Elections Indicate That British
, Cabinet Will Have Good
Working Majority
Premier Says Settlement With
Lords Will Be First Prob=
lem for Parliament

I.OXPOX. .lan. 18. — Tho unionists had
d^oidedly the better of the elections to
on y. Of 4 4 seats contested they won i
L"!. of which 12 were represented by
ministerialists i?i the last parliament. ;
The ripotions today resulted in the
return <4 the following:
I'nioniMv SI | Nationalist*. I
Liberal*. 19 j t'nlonlnt stain*, 12
I .n!>(irii< «\u25a0. 3 Illiberal trains, 1
f:n: of the parties at the
< phcJusion of today's polling: was as
L'*loal«<a 12© C nioni>»( sain*. .".I
UkrralK, !»* jMbrral grain*, 9
J.ahoriteK. i:<i | I.blhtlk- trains 1
Nationalist*. 2S |
, . With the exception of North Kng- ;
'. iand. Scotland and the big manufac- |
' luring towns, the result of the polls
shows a steady trend toward the fiscal
.'.policy of the unionists, but, calculating
!• turns thus far announced, the polit
ical oracles maintain that this will not:
. . sufficient to-overcome the big lib- j
• al majority obtained in 1906.
of course, thore ;iro many side Is
• - is . such a.s the cry of a weakened
• • .ivy. which have iniluenced the voters,
; ;xrii«uiar!y at naval ports and in
i-«untrios where landlords wield al
:• ureal influence more unionists gains)
::.*>- \>p eApected. ,
'fiiere will liavo tt> be a bis turnover, i
' iowev«~r, before tlie Rovernment is put j
• out. A conscrvativp estimate now
"irtacee the libi-ral-labor majority over
ih« unionists at Ix-tween SO and 90.
This, with a 1 compact party, would be
;i working majority, but witii the un
reliable laborites, backed up by the]
Irish when it suited them, the govern- j
ment would h;ive *o go warily to avoid \
pitfalls. ,< i
Th» labor! teK. it is true, are not j
likely to bo fo strong- in the new par- I
Hasnent as tn the last. They have al- !
\u25a0 • ady lost several seats, and several
of their members have won by narrow
Tius- loss of ground by the work
i,;cn> party has been one of the sur
prises of the election- After the suc
o-Fses of l!) 06 they thought they had
:"'>r:ne,j tlie nucleus cf what promised
to be a powerful group. Suspicion that
: liey opposed a larjr~r navy doubtless
:.:ad its effect, for a number of other 1
opponents of the government's belated
action in 'meeting Germany's building
;ii.grr:iin also suffered defeat.
The only consolation today for the
liberals was in their success- In. the
i.:<Tmondsey division of -Southwark,
'win-re tlie govornm'-nt candidate, H. J.
; : < ;!anville. recaptured the seat, which
I nt over to the unionists in the bye
\u25a0 <-\u25a0 t ion last XoVember.
Several of the libeial losses, as on,
preceding days, were <'aused by three;
••ornered contests, the intervention of a
.ahor or socialist candidate precluding.
the success of the government' sup
i•K I\ S l\\ ( MOM STS
Fourteen of the London boroughs re
turned eight liberals and six union
ists, as compared with 11 liberals and
three unionists in the last parliament.
The unionist gains include Miles
End. a division of Tower Hamlets,
where H. 1^ W. I^aweon. - manager of
the Daily Telegraph, was elected,. and
one division of Liverpool. Many of the
seats, they won were unionist before
the great liberal victory of 1906, and
are returning to the conservative fold.
While there were not so many con
tests today as on Saturday and Mon
day there were more prominent poli
ticians with fortunes at stake. Two of
\u25a0 .f-jtt- — Colonel J. E. B. Seeley, under
.•secretary for the colonies, and R-. K.
<;auston, paymaster general — lost their
seate. The loss of Colonel Seeley was
especially severe for the government,
as he has been the spokesman In the
house of commons for the colonial of
fice ar.d was one of the younger men in
line for promotion.
Three members of the cabinet — Win
ston Spencer Churchill, president of the
board of trade; Sydney Charles Buxton,
postmaster general, and Walter Runci- i
man, preside.nt of the board of educa
tion — retained their seats.
. Churchill, with his labor colleague,
.A. Wilkins, increased the majority
: usually given by Dundee. Sir W. S.
\u25a0: Robeon, the attorney general, also holds
\u25a0 '.his old seat for South Shields.
;'. T. P. O'Connor's grip on the Scotland
/\u25a0'division of Liverpool was proved by the
\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0 Increase of 500 which he received over
his big majority of four years ago.
•• On the other side, among the prom
" inent men who go back to Westminster
'are Right Hon. A. H. LytteKon. for St.
:.(\eor%e'f>, Hanover square; H. L. Law
: son. son of Lord Btirnham. who cap-
Mured the Mile end *eat, which he held
before 1906 and which he once occupied
\u25a0: ;'n« a liberal; J. K. Foster, the prominent
.\u25a0•writer on fiscal questions', who won
« gainst Silas Hocking, the novelist, in
. *'oventry.
The surprises which the suffragettes
were expected to spring have not yet
..materialized. They have been actively
canvassing against the government and
\u25a0 they made a strong stand against Syd
\u25a0'. ney Buxton today, but thus far they
• liave not engaged in militant tactics.
:• '\u25a0\u25a0 Premier Asquith, addressing his con
• stitucnts at East Fife. Baid that the re
.; inarkable feature of the election so far
was that with two or three exceptions
\u25a0such gains as had been secured by the
.unionists had been in the small towns
.:\u25a0<>{ England. The great centers of in
v-dustry were nearly all solid for free
.;\u25a0 -rrade, and whatever might happen, he
; 'said, one thing was certain— that in the
• new Parliament tariff reform was a
political impossibility. No statesman
ship, however, ingenious or audacious,
; could attempt to construct a tariff In
.Jefiance of the opinion of every one of
the great centers of industry.
Questioned on home rule, the premier
said that he could promise no legisla
tion of any kind until they had settled
\u25a0 tlieir conclusions \u25a0with the house of
Lord Charles Beresford, In an inter
view, declared, as it was bis. belief that
the naval question was responsible for
the turnover of votes, he would demand
an inquiry into the last four years' ad
ministration of the admiralty.
I City. J«n." IS. — By mnsi of a photograph and
! TJprtillon measurements tbo } Chlesiro police
:>if identified a wan in jail in Salt Uketc
Mlfcr l'»»!ac «li«* Ptere Kafevtxv An^Dllools
«ffk*r is coming wl'h a requisition! and L'selac
»i!l be tried for the murder, January 27, 1008,
«f Stere lAmc«r."
Former Army Captain and
Affinity Languish in Jail
Amelia Calderon, Mexican actress, and her daughter, Aurora.
Failure to Marry Before Enter*
ing Country May Result
in Deportation
— — .
Capitan Jose Frances de la Franconia
of the Spanish army and late singer at
the Portola cafe, and his affinity, Ame
lia Calderon, s a well known, actress in
Mexico and member of an aristocratic
family of Guadalajara, have spent an
other night'ln the Alaraeda county jail
at the Instigation of the department of
commerce and labor. Today they will
answer the charge of crossing the bor
der together, while unmarried, and
show cause as to why they should not
be deported to Mexico. Their course
from Ellis island to the" Portola cafe
has been run down by -men In dark
blue uniform and the government has a
stern way. Besides a belated offer to
marry can ..not . cancel- the offense. •
While hope of escaping deportation
is small, an effort was made yesterday
to obtain liberty for the singer.. CO.
Swanberg, manager of the Portola, pro
duced a bag of gold to meet the. ball
fixed at Washington, which was for
$1,000 each, but' in the absence of Com
missioner Hart North, who had sent a
wire to Washington recommending . the
amount be raised to $5,000' each, Swan
berg had to return his gold to th_e bank.
The reasons for recommending- the
Increase in ball 'are not known, but
Impresario Swanberg" is thought [to
have offended the department when
the capitan •was. .arrested Monday
night. He then told the officers that
they might find out ' for themselves
where Senora Calderon- was" r staylng.
Yesterday he, further, trampled *on the
peace and dignity of the United States
in too frank an: expression of feeling
over, the refusal 'of his- gold. . For this
he afterward- apologized to Charles
Meehan, inspector in charge, while
Commissioner North was- over, at the
Angel island station.
Grief and shame over the arrest
drove the senora into a fit-of hysteria,
which gave the officials some 'uneasi
ness. She lay. moaning, and rigid,.- in
the arms of her lover ,untlH emelling
salts were cent for. /After; recovering
control of herself; she < put a handful
of false curls in ;her lover's pocket
and waited, philosophically until, led
away for. return to"JaiL
Carpltan Frances :is a" lithe,". soldierly
young man. 'Small ..-in -stature? and "of
handsome, features. \u25a0_ He -is t a- native 'of
Madrid, the, son.. and r grandson : 'of
Spanish colonels. i-In \u25a0his--.youth y he
servedJin ,the Cuban : insurrection, ibiit
says he left there before' the "American,
war. - Last year, -he 'obtained .''a'- leave
of absence, ' he J explains, ". so : as ' to '• see
more |of .the world^at the expense; of
hisvoice. -He^has -never been. married,
Senora; ; Calderon's • ireputed .'former
husband i 3 a ' matter of some speculat
ion,- as she has- not- given the .inspec
tors proof that she: was.either^marrfed
or divorced... "iet sh*e;is.not'lnclihed-td
let ;this stand in: the way. of; her 1 marr
riage to" the capitan^; Her five year
old . daughter, * 'Aurora, ,; at any rate iis
not the ;capltan's* child.,- Little. Aurora
has her/ mother's /winning \u25a0 ways, • for
she soon, had the -entire office force at
her ;beck. .\u25a0•-.; .:_ ;::.;-;.' ;../..: y. .. '"
In »Mexico Senora- Calderon appeared
in . the . popular .-musical \u25a0'\u25a0 farces known
as flfcarzuelas'.' in the ,best r:theaters,;ac
cording to her 1 Guadalajara,
her home city.t bears Hhe -name- of hav
ing, the' handsomest .-women; In Mexico,
and - Senora ; Calderon ; Is -not * below
standard. .
Important to Merchants
Mercantile Collections and Adjustments
: v." . /.effected ".by -.•: : - .\u25a0
-D. A. Curtin, Monadnock-Bldg 1 . .
- Established; 1895., •
'. ' \ ,v , \u25a0 - . - • \u25a0
Tarpley and McKinley Tell of
Deal With Men Convicted
of Land Frauds
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PORTI^AXD, Ore., Jain. 18.— DanielW.
Tarpley related for the second time on
the witness stand in the' United States
district court in this city, and he was
corroborated by .Horace G. McKinley,
how he and McKinley discovered that
a forest reserve was to •be created in
the Blue mountains.
They also told of their dicker with
Franklin Pierce Mays, who with. Wil
lard N. Jones and George Sorenson,
have been convicted on' the charge of
conspiracy to defraud the government
of public land, upon "which former ' Co
ngressman Binger, Hermann' is now un
dergoing trial.
Again Tarpley told: of the quarrel be
tween Mays and McKinley .arid ,of the
alleged statement by; Mays and McKin
ley that the 50 centsan acre offered by
Tarpley and McKinley towardthe fu,nd
to create Sj the reserve was not j "suffi
cient to pay the fellows at Wash
ington." \u25a0,
It was left to Colonel Worthington.of
counsel for the defense to Inquire:fur
ther, into the identity of these alleged
"fellows at Washington," ibut his ques
tioning'was fruitless and their identity
apparently never will be known. '
Both .Tarpley,: and McKinley told
Colonel Worthlngton thatf they did not
know... McKinley added that Mays had
never told'him and that when he asked
Sorenson if. Mays meant : that he had
paid agents in tKe .capital city, or if
clerks Jnsome of theidepaftmehtslwe're
meant or if Mays, meanfthat they were
"higher tips," Sorenson. had responded
that he, knew just as little about'it as
McKinley. did." ; , .
•Only one other witness, was ex
amined today. This >,was< J. L. , Wells
a Grand' Army man, who said S that ; he
obtained, from other; war veterans Vfor
a conslderationof from $2.50 toss each
the soldiers' Tights to; filings on schooi
land and that these he turned* over' to
Jones. ,
University Orators: to- Discuss
Directf Primary System
;, WASHING rON.'. Jari. : 1 8.— Paclfic'coast
talent, will \u25a0 be; matched" against', that/of
the, east .in: t a /debate .at Los> 'Angeles
after:Eaist«r; : a;chal]engeifromkhe Uni
versity, of-; Southern ' California Shaving
been caccepted by- George 'Washington
university.. *',.;' ,'-, .•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 t \u25a0•'.>,. ",.: r s ; :\u25a0.,:. .; ,v.
\u25a0^Nprris'L. Bowjsn. orVJr&iiila-.'andJßa-
Phaeli.H. Blakesleqjof Ca]ifornia"wiH
represent . George, Washington v 'and
take the^ negative: sid^of ,'the question
| ''Resolved,- that - state, - county { and
cityv officers; should 'be nominated* by
conventions' rather v than t through :'the
direct- primary; system."" ..".Vicry •;. .
Declare tCost of ;Leatfier iMafces
(; : > •-:'> Advance i Necessary !" -\u25a0
,; : BOSTON; Jan.! lS.-2.rhe iprice fof
is going ;up. ; Official r announcements to
this effect '.\u25a0•.is. V.mad« : •\u25a0 by. - the ,h Ha.
tlonal{,fshoei:,wholeßalerß'i. association
The ; association; says;that|thejexlsting
high.- price j of.: leather^ and
makes | the -increase but ) that
the . hew. ' prices will tbeVso-- adjusted -as
''to permit the .addition; to reachi grade of
suchT'Vvalue'* 'as '\u25a0 wi II 'i compensate- the
wearer^ for; increased": cost." ' ' \u25a0-' -'\u25a0
Trouble Over the Estate of Sis=
ter Leads to Fratricide by
Michael Kirby, After Shooting,
Charges Dead Man With
~0 \u25a0 —
Michael- Kirby, aged 62, shot and
killed his brother, Patrick Kirby % aged |
56, at 4:17 o'clock yesterday afternoon i
at the door of Superior Judge Frank
Dunne's courtroom in McAllister street.
The m'tirder was an outcome of trouble
which .the two brothers had o\*>r the
estate of their sister, Mrs. Margaret
O'Brien, who died December 15 last in
the Stockton insane asyium. Kirby
fired three shots into his brother's head,
killing him almost instantly., ,
Ht is no use for me to speak about
it," said Michael after the shooting.
"I always, treated him. right — as a
father when he was a little fellow—
and now that I'm old h"o treated me
"Shut that door,", he commanded im
periously,- motioning with his ; manacled
hands toward -the % which con
nected the room in which he was sit
ting, guarded by detectives, with the
courtroom in which his brother lay
dead. Through the opening Kirby had
caught sight of the knot of men clus
tered about the spot on the floor where
Patrick's remains were huddled.V He
showed no other signs of remorse, how
Court was not in session in Judge
Dunne's department when tlie murder
was committed; but Judge Cabaniss, in
an adjoining courtroom, was sitting at
the trial of Edmund Burke, the lawyer
who has recently been accused of sev
eral irregularities. The noise of the
shooting had broken up the court ses
sion and Detectives Steve' Bunner and
J. B. Freel had rushed out and caught
Michael standing with his revolver
near his brother's body. Michael was
later charged with murder.at the city
prison. Patrick's remains were re
moved to the morgue.
Both Michael and Patrick»Kirby were
janitors. Patrick, the dead man, was
janitor in the superior courtroom. He
was a small man, smooth shaven, with
a sort of tonsure of fuzzy white hair.
He had been doing : the janitor work
abo.ut the courts for years and- was
well known to court frequenters. Mich
ael, the slayer, was in the employ of
the board of works. His reputation
for sobriety was not as good as his
brother's. Patrick was a very religious
Courtroom Clerk James J. McDonald
and Patrick Kirby were' in the court
room shortly after 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. '
"I was writing at my desk." said
LlcDonald, "and Patrick was sitting In
the room, having finished his work and
was reading my paper. There was'a
knock at. the door.
•"I'll go and open it,' Patrick said.
He went to the door and Michael came
in, doubled up like a jack knife. ,He
looked strange. There were.. .some
words which I did not hear clearly. .1
think Michael said something about go-
Ing to the county clerk's office and see
ing about some papers. .
" 'We, can't go down now,' Patrick
" 'We have to,' said M.ichael.
"'lt is too late now,' replied Patrick.
'We'll go down tomorrow.'
" 'l'll be too busy tomorrow,* said
"'Man, we can't go now,' Patrick
said, and then the two brothers went
outside, I believe," McDonald said, "for
I did not see what happened. I was
bent over my desk writing. Then I
heard three shots; there was a crash
and I looked up and saw Patrick reel
ing In backward and fall to the floor."
Michael Kirby, when he was caught
by Bunner and Freel, was taken into
the stenographer's room In Judge
Dunne's court and in. the presence of
the detectives, Judge Cabaniss and
| others .imade a statement charging his
brother with forgery. \
The records in the county clerk's of
fice show- that Margaret O'Brien died
intestate at the Stockton asylum on
December 15, 1909. Previous to that
time her' two brothers, Michael : and
Patrick,^ were guardians of her $5,000
estate. On the day after the woman's
death yPatrick secured letters of ad
ministration over the estate, which
were gijanted by ; Judge Graham. Jan
uary 11 the first letters were revoked
and joint letters of administration were
issued to the brothers. The only signa
ture of Michael Kirby found in j the
records was that on the; joint appli
cation for letters. Attorney Sullivan
said that that signature could not have
been forged, as he saw Michael affix it
to the petition. .'
Patrick Kirby was a single man, liv
ing, at 1005 McAllister street, where, it
is said, the owned 1 flats valued at $30,
000. Michael has a wife and six chil
dren. * .
Patrick's estate will 'go in part, to
the brother, who slew. him, Just as the
estate of the parents of Adolph Weber
went to -their murderer.
Session of United Mine Work
ers Is Stormy
INDIANAPOLIS. 'Ind., Jan. 18.—
Thomas. L. Lewis, president of the
united mine workers of America, was
the storm center of several heated dis
putes which. arose. today, in" the annual
convention of the organization which
\u25a0 w*» called to 'order this morning." Tn
each instance when- he ruled combative
orators ; out < of ; order \u25a0he .was . sustained.
\WilHam | Green,' defeated for \ the
presidency^by Lewis, attempted dila
tory tactics, but; was suppressed.
The credentials .committee will bring
in Its report tomorrow, and the com
mittees will be appointed, at once.
"I hope and expect, to see an em
ployers', liability law. providing that; all
injurieB l ;to employes, ;under whatever
conditions or contributory, riegligence.
shall | be paid . for by* the . corporations,"
said ' Governor Thomas \u25a0 R.. Marshall to
day 'in. TomlinsonVhairin a speech of
welcome; to the delegates. \u25a0-_\u0084.: . ,:
Twelve /Hundreid Mi neirs Strike
. WILKESBARBE, PaY Jan; ' fB.f 8.— The
1;200 miners employed at No.; 5 colliery
of .the, Lehigh ; and 'Wilkesbarre: coal
company went ' on strike > today to's en-"
force their demands for a. checking
boss./' ';: ; v; •'•\u25a0\u25a0.:',\u25a0.. \u25a0 /\u25a0 . ''."••-\u25a0-'\u25a0"' ' "\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'-
.' Shasta Water
'.*\u25a0 for health. / . , . • I
iFor/Infants and Children.; ,
The Kind You Have Always Bought
; Beirs; the /rf^y/jfy+^p^-
Signature of l*Laf/Z74Uc&A:
New York Market Again De=
moralized by neavy
Enormous Demands of Trade
Interests Strengthen Prices
and Close Is Firm
NEW YORK, Jan. 18.— The New York
cotton market, following the downward
movement which began soon after the
new. year, touched new low levels again
today with estimated liquidation . of
800,000 hales. The recurrence of ex
treme weakness seemed to create more
apprehension . than other recent breaks
in prices,? and the market -was' utterly
demoralized. .
""At the low point of the day March
contracts showed a decline of 76 points
from the closing, figures of last night,
while May registered a loss of 73 points.
In the latter case, as compared with
the high point -of the season, this is a
drop of $14.80 a bale.- .When these low
levels were reached, however, an enor
mous demand-from strong trade inter
ests, whose purchases checked the de
cline Friday, brought about a rally and
a firm close.
Purchases by spinners who realized
that future markets have had a de
cline of nearly 3 cents a pound from
the. top, while spot markets have lost
little more than $5 per bale, and who
are buying as a hedge against forward
requirements, also, had a strong influ
ence toward sustaining the market.
Grandmother of Child Makes
the Complaint
ST. LOUIS, Jan. IS.— An information
charging R. D. Stack of . Escanaba.
Mich.,; with -.kidnaping 1 , his 6 year, old
boy: was, issued' here today on com
plaint of Mrs. J: W. Allen of Nashville,
Term.. the child's grandmother.
. The boy was taken from St. Louis
last week and Stack announced that he
was going to London, j He was divorced
in Spokane two years ago. Mrs. Stack
was given $50,000 alimony and the cus
tody of the boy 10 ; months each year.
I Mrs. Stack was married In New York
two months ago to Orion Burbank of
Los Angeles. She was on her honey
moon when the boy was taken. •
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
RED BLUFF, Jan. IS. — Jack Dono
van is in the county jail charged with
beating his wife with a fence- picket.
He was arrested last night by two men
who^ found him beating the woman on
the street. ' • \u25a0;
N. V.. Jan. IS. — At a meeting of trustees of
frij-raeuse university . today, Georse Knrman,
BoTard. prpsident of tbe University of South
ern California, was given the honorary degree
of LUD.; ;
i.<: \u0084 kind in which you can bury yourself and your troubles.
Turkish CHair before— and • figure up the difference.
i our Credit Is Good
Corner of Yfln Ness and Pine
Exclusive Agents for the Worlds Best Furniture— "^
Appeal in Case of Miller & Lux
Against Rickey Argued in
Contest Involves Jurisdiction
of Nevada Judge Over Cal
ifornia Land Title
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WASHINGTON, Jan. IS. — A contro
versy-between citizens of -the states of
California.^ and Nevada, involving the
right to use for irrigation and other
purposes the waters of the Walker
river, . which flow in both states, was
argued in the supreme court of the
United States today.
The case was originally entitled
"Miller. & Lux vs? Thomas P. Rickey."
The plaintiffs own about 23,000 acres
of land in Nevada, lying along the
Walker river, and the defendant.
Rickey and associates, hold title to
about ' 40,000 acres located in Cali
fornia " along the headwaters of the
same river and above the Miller & Lux
Miller & Lux began the original ac
tion In the United States circuit court
in Nevada in 1902 to restrain the
Rickey interests from using the waters
of . the Walker river in California,
which they alleged deprived them of
their supply in Nevada. Rickey plead
ed lack of jurisdiction on the part of
the court, :but Judge Hawley of the
United States circuit court of Nevada
held that he had a right to regulate
the titles to land in California. The
defendants then brought suit in the
superior court " of Mono county, Cali
fornia, against Miller & Lux t6 quiet
title to the California land.
Judge Hawley, upon application of
Millerj& Lux, enjoined this action on
the ground'of an invasion of the juris
diction, of the federal couft. The cir
cuit court of appeals at San Francisco
sustained the injunction and the case
reached tho United States supreme
court: on appeal of the Nevada parties
from that affirmance.
The court Is expected to decide the
ownership of the waters of a river
running through - two .or more states
and also the question whether . the
courts of one state have a right to
render decisions affecting the titles to
land lying within another state.. Charles
C. Boynton, attorney for the Rickey
interests, denied this right in his argu
ment today. •

Strike Breakers Conducted to
Shaft Under Heavy Guard
DEADWOOD, S. D.'. Jan. 18. — Several
hundred nonunion miners went to work
In the; Homestake mine today. They
were well guarded by detectives. The
company says it has all the men it can
use for the present. ." x; .' '.-'
Head of Harriman Roads in the
Northwest Puts in Heavy
Details to Be Announced When
Budget Is Approved by
Eastern Officials n
PORTLAND, Jan. IS.— Vice President
and General Manager J- P. O'Brien of
the Harriman roads in tho northwest
has put in a requisition for the great
est line of equipment Tor 1910 than has
been asked for in any year in the his
tory of these roads.
O'Brien Is not In a position to an
nounce the details at the present time,
inasmuch as the budget has not yet
been approved, but Is in the hands of
the eastern' officials* of the system.
Some idea of the siae of tho equip
ment budget for the Oregon lines may
be gathered from the fact that last
year the appropriation allowed O'Brien
was in excess of $2,000,000. which was
nearly one-third of the entire appro
priation for the whole Harriman sys
Lehigh President Re-elected
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. IS. — President
E. B. Thomas of the Lehigh Valley
railroad company was today re-elected
by the stock holders of the company at
their annual meeting here. William
H. Moore, Edward S. Moore and Daniel
G. Reid were elected members of the
board succeeding Robert C. Lippincott
and George H. McFadden of Philadel
phia and Irving A. ; Steams of Wilkes
barre. Pa.
The fact that the three new directors
who are identified with the Rock Island
railroad group would go into the Le
high Valley board was announced some
time ago.
The re-election of Thomas settles,
of course, the rumors of a possible
change in the present administration
of the road.
Ex-Convicts Who Robbed Fac
tory "Caught With Goods"
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NAPA, Jan. IS. — Frank Roberts and
Frank Hall, who were arrested at
Suisun late last night on suspicion of
being: the men who robbed Evans* shoe
factory here last Friday night, were
brought here this afternoon by Sheriff
D. A. Dun lap.
There is no doubt of the guilt of
the two men, who are believed to be
One was wearing a pair of stolen
shoes from the factory and the other
had sold another pair to a Suisun
shoeman a short time before he wa3
arrested. ..':

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