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Will Be Described in The Sunday Call
volume cvnr— no. i.
Twenty-five Railroads Sued by
Government fox Violating
Anti-Trust Act
Members of Western Trunk
Lines Committee Are Ac
cused of Conspiracy
Restraining Order Issued to
Prevent Grave Injury to
People of Nation «
HANNIBAL* Mo., May" 31. — Twenty
five western railroads were tem
porarily restrained tonight by
United States District Judge Dyer from
enforcing or making a general advance
in interstate freight rates.
The injunction was granted on a pe
tition filed by the government on the
allegation that the advances in rates
were arrived at by the defendants by
agreement in violation of the Sherman
anti-trust act.
The petition said that unless such a
restraining order were issued the rate
advances would become effective at
midnight tonight, to the grave injury
of the people of the United States.
Wickersham Signs Petition.
The petition upon which the in
junction was issued was presented to
Judge Dyer by Edward P. Grosvenor
of Washington, special assistant to the
attorney general, and by Frederick If;"
Judson of St. Louis, acting as special
counsel. It was signed by George W.
Wickersham. attorney general; Wil
liam S. Kenyon, assistant to the at
torney general, and Charles A. Houts,
United States district attorney.
The roads restrained from increasing
their freight rates tomorrow are:
Missouri Pacific, Chicago and North
Western; Chicago, Burlington and
QuJncy; .Chicago, Rock Island and Pa
c.l.ic; WaLash; Chicago, -Milwaukee and
KCvPaul; IMinois Central. Chicago and
Alton; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe;
f!RJ_f'Safc;.tJaeat vr<?siera; Mi*i-oari..Kan- i
£as and Texas; St. Louis and San Fran
cisco; Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City;
St. Paul* and Dcs Moines; Minneapolis
and St. Louis; lowa Central; Fort
Dodge, Dcs MoSnes and Southern; Chi
cago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha;
Peoria and St. Louis; Elgin, Joliet and
Eastern; Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary;
Minneapolis,' St. Paul and Sauite Ste.
Marie; Kansas City Southern; Chicago,
Indiana and Southern; the western
trunk line committee.
Speedy Hearing Planned
The restraining order declared that
it was issued upon the statement of the
counsel for the government that they
vould immediately file an expediting
certificate under the act of February
11, 1903, providing for a speedy termi
nation of the issue in contention.
The petition sajs that the railroads
generally speaking are the only ones
for the transportation of freight and
passenger traffic for the states of Mis
souri, Kansas. Nebraska, South Dakota,
North Dakota, Wyoming and parts of
Montana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois
and Tennessee.
Charge of Conspiracy
Referring to the unlawful combina
tions and conspiracy alleged, the peti
tion says that \u25a0 the construction and
maintenance of the lines of railroad had
been encouraged and assisted by the
United States of America and by the
states and territories for the purposes
of securing to the public competitive
llaes of transportation and communica
tion. The petition said:
"But for the unlawful combination,
conspiracy, agreements and understand
ings between the defendant railroads
the defendants would have continued
Jn the 6aid interstate transportation
trade and commerce in competitinon
with each other as to rates and charges
to be collected for the interstate trans
portation of freight and passengers,
and as to the facilities and advantages
to be offered to the traveling public
and to shippers of commodities in in
terstate commerce, and "would now be
competing- in said interstate transporta
tion, trade and commerce." •
Formal Compact Alleged
The second part of the petition states
that. December 6, 1906. the defendants,
v/ith the exception of five roads, which
subsequently joined the movement, not
content with the usual rates and
charges for which they were accus
tomed to carry freight, but intending
to monopolize the transportation, traf
fic, trade and commerce between the
different states, "did combine, conspire,
confederate and . unlawfully agree, to
organize and become members in the
western trunk line committee, with the
object of using said western trunk line
committee as a means for suppressing
all competition between said defehdf
ants in the said interstate transporta
tion, trade and commerce."
Rate Fixing Method
Continuing, the. petition says since
'ttie date mentioned the western trunk
line committee, unincorporated, with
head quarters in Chicago, is the Instru
ment by means of which freight rates
have been fixed, and that the charges
now being imposed are the same by all
Continued on Page 2, Column . 5
The San Francisco Call.
33 Senators Favor
Their Election at
Hands of Voters
[Special Dispatch to The. Call]
WASHINGTON, May 31.— F0l-
lowing are the results obtained
from a poll of the United States
senate on the Owen proposal to
elect United States senators by
direct popular vote:
For the, constitutional amend
ment, 33.
A.gr a i nt \u25a0 t the constitutional
amendment) 14.
Xon committal, 15. "
Absent, 15.
llesru lar - republicans ty lio favor
anieudment, 12.
HoKular republicans opposed to
amendment, 10.
Insurgrent republicans who favor
amendment, fl. * »
lusurß-ent republicaUM aicntnttt
amendment, none.
Democrats who favor amend
ment, 15.';*-' r ,
Democrats agralnst amendment, 4.
10 oe Unmtedlor
The Census Office
507 Chronicle Building
Telephone Sutter 551
. Closes Today
People's will in election of senators. Page 6
The Toleanfc Scbwerin ia eruption. Page O
Ijixrs muvt be made for electric roads. Page G
OIL ;gQ:
Rl^bts of locators hare become a vital prob
lem in tlie oil field*. ' Page 11
J. Francli oil companies for com
misßlt>u-«u-^,dO6,Ooo:dwL; \u25a0*\u25a0•\u25a0" ~^ \u25a0 - - i'aife'll
OH companies bandied on stock exchange pay
$1,356,620 dividends in month. Page 11
Ferry steamer Piedmont strikes city's flreboat
in the bay. Page 4
Ferry gate closes ttialcht for last boat to local
census town. Page 4
Insurgent nurses decide not to leare the Ger
man hospital. Page 4
Water rate bill postponed by supervisors to
conference today. Page 5
Rich New York Chinese says that ' he is vic
tim of blackmailers. Pace 4
Supreme court 6ays Teris libel case must be
tried in Kern county. | Pagre S
Hans Lund gays poison vras set out with his
food wnen he returned home. Page 18
Jackson Hatch and E. W.'Emmons are granted
new trials by court of appeals. Page 18
Vesta Victoria, famous English comedienne,
opens at the Orpheum next week. Page 5
Directors propose amalgamation of California
and San Francisco national banks. Page 5
Joys of trial marriage end when pair are le
gally united. . ;;*.;\u25a0 Page 10
Two prisoners break from chaingang and one
is recaptured. Page 10
Old jail material sold as junk; county most
pay difference. . Page 0
Miss Laura. Wf ir and David C. Dutton will be
married Saturday. Page 10
Argentine ant pest spreads; no ' more funds
for extermination. Page 0
Moving train drags car inspector along track
and ruins bis clothes. - Page 10'
Miss Ethel Schult* entertains Mrs. "W*. \ V.
Bichardson of Tonopah. Page 10
- "As You Like It," marred by accident, nets
fine bum for playgrounds. . Page O
Tatives of Maine to bold thirty-sreond annual
picnic at Sbellmound park. Page 9
Courageous minister climbs to roof of home and
attempts to extinguish fire. 'Page 9
Motorcyclist who ran down Fltchburg boy miss
ing; charged with manslaughter. Page's
Captain Jacob Jensen, pioneer skipper of San
Francisco, dies at Byron Springs. . Page 9
Methods of trust hurt fishermen of Monterey
bay, who complain of combine. Page 3
Court enjoins 25 railroads against increase of
freight rates. . ; V; Page 2
Emperor William's sore wrist keeps him from
review of garrison. Page 7
Union of South Africa, joining four British
coloniesg .proclaimed at Pretoria. . ' Page 7
Effort to substitute Eddie Smith fails at the
last minute. . • • - Page 12
Tex Rlckard positively declares he will referee
the big battle. . \u25a0 -. Page 13
Ad Woljrsft calls off Jack Bedmond match
till a later date. * Page 12
Transbay sluggers outbid Berry's team and
keep up winning streak. Page 13
Happy Hogan's crew win first game against
'Seals by bunching hits. Page 13
Sacramento turns the tables on Portland and
wlss snappy game, 1 to O. Page 13
Jack Johnson's pot calls Corbett kettle black
In linguistic : passage at arms. Page 12
Vosper. pilots -Balron in to nose victory . over
Miss Roberts in feature race. ' /. Page 12
Tom McCarey - says ;he has double barreled
cinch en Buras-Langford match. '\u25a0.;.-, ; , Page 12
Cony ersational bout between ' Johnson and i Cor
bett waxes faster round • by ; round.' Page 13
Fittherbert, Sam Hildreth's great racer, wins
Brooklyn handicap before thin crowd. Page 12
Japanese - liner Tenyo Mara sails for orient
xcoth many passenger*.. Page 17
' Notable weddings for the first two days « of
Jnne' and other affairs. J A " .^Page7
Miss Geneviere Harvey, and Ward Baron; to^be
niarrfed In St Mary> chnreh. . '\u25a0\u25a0/. Page 18
LABOR 3 •'::?\u25a0;;-\u25a0,;:
Bepresentativ«»s of ' Übor ; condemn • M ackenzle's
, report on Japanese • immigratioo. Page 7.
President Opposes- Legislation
Designed to Give Aid to:
Specific Railway
Opponents Charge Secretary of
Interior With Aiding Mor?
gan«Guggenheim Lobby
WASHINGTON, May 31;— -President
Taft announced today that during; his
administration he would not,, lend his
approval: to legislation designed; to se
cure government aid to specific railroad
interests in Alaska. Instead he* favors
a general la wthat -will apply.,to.'; all
who comply with its provisions , a law
modeled after the policy; that has been
in effect in the Philippine islands, for
years. \u25a0 '.'; ;\u25a0: . ... ;'. : '\u25a0-
The announcement came in 'the form
of executive approval of an adverse re
port made to congress, by Secretary
Ballinger on a bill which^proposed spe
cific aid to the Alaska Great Northern
railroad. The: fight over this t bill Is
said to have been the cause of much of
the controversy in the committees of
Charges Against- Officials
Tiie backers of the bilT have charged
that those who opposed their measure
were "controlled" 'by the Morgan-Gug
genheim syndicate. Governor Clark,
former Governor Hogatt arid Lewis -P.'
Shackleford, republican national com
mitteeman from Alaska, have all been
included. in these omnibus statements.
In this connection Shackleford made
public a statement tonight in which
he charges . that a "lobby" . is being
maintained in Washington in behalf, of
these "special privileges" bills. He-at
tacked Delegate 'Wickersham of Alaska
in vigorous fashion. v
Shackleford believes the announce
ment of President Taft's policy will do
much to "clear, the air" in Alaska,
Statement by President
The White House statement follows:
The secretary of. the interior jwas.v
asked to . give * l>ls* opinlori^tqV jthe';' *
commJtteQ on ; territories^ of the -
house on* house bill 22,557, to aid in
the construction of a railroad,' tele
graph" and telephone lines: in the
territory of .Alaska, and to secure
to the government of the United
States the use of the same for
postal, military and other purposes.*'
The bill proposes to give govern
ment assistance to a particular road
mentioned thereiri.
Pennsylvania Company Takes
Care of Its Dependents
Some idea of the extent of the work
which is done by the relief depart
ments of the Pennsylvania railroad Is
gathered from a report issued yester
day, which shows that during the
month of April, 1910, an average of
$6,500 a day was paid to members un
able to work, and to families. of .mem
bers who died. Since the relief depart
ments were established, some 24 years
ago, the sum of $28,292,503.91 has been
paid out in benefits.
On the lines east of Pittsburg and
Erie in April payments to the amount
of $142,344.92 were made by the fund."
In benefits to the families ,of members
who died $49,292.83 were paid, while to
members incapacitated for -work the
benefits amounted to $92,052.09. -- .
In April the relief fund. of the lines
west of * Pittsburg paid out a total of
$60,510.50, of which :$2i;250 ; ; were for
the families of members who died, and
$39,260.50 for members unable to work.
Lower "Sunset's" "Charges 1 : to
Equal Those of Home
LOS" ANGELES, May 31.— The city
council passed ',\u25a0 an ordinance today,
which was • signed immediately by
Mayor Alexander,, reducing the rates
of the Pacific telephone and telegraph
company to a level with' those -of the
Home- telephone company. The latter
had- appealed for permission ,to • raise
its rates to the figures charged by its
rival,- and alleged .that . It was being
discriminated against by the munici
pality. . ... -y : - .".. - ; : \u25a0,; / r - : '-„\u25a0\u25a0//•:\u25a0;.:
The new scale for both companies is
as follows:
.Business i telephones — One party, $5;
two party, $3.60; four party,, s3. '
Residence telephones— One party, %2;
two party, $1.75; four?party, $1.50., ".._," .._,
. ' Trunk lines will cost . $6 : a month,
with- $5 for. each additional trunk -line;
private exchanges $1 a month and ex
tensions $1. \ : '\u25a0.;-; ;. ;
Following the adoption of the or
dinance, both companies, 1 through their
legal ' representatives, filed' formal pro-:'
test against the new rates.'/ v
Seriously In jures Man , Accused
of Disrupting; Home
VISALIA, May 31.-^W. 7 S: ] Higgins, a
rancher 1 living: near j Tulafe. : war arrest
ed ion a charge ; of i assault ".todayi after
horsewhipping ?Al : p.^Spurbeck, v 'a '"ranch*
hadd whom iHigginsJaccused of • break
ing: M phis •home. 1 ; Spurbeck's": condition 1
is sid to be serious. . ": ;, ' \ i
• iNILES,: May^3I.-— -Three; cars i were de
rai led \ this *- morning i i when v< a^j special
freight train;bound':foriSan*Jqselstruck"
acrough .place V in -the:' track, v a ; ;bVokeri'
flange ' causi n g •; th e 2 ; acclden t. * . The }'6e~
rai lments^ took}' place lnearlFarwell|*sta-'
tion^abdut r three!milesXup2Nlles v "canyonr
The s train-;,wasiin\'charKeiofi_Cohiuctbrl
B^B.' ; Libbey.i>Noione.was injured* :
Mother 1 ' of Family of
Five to Injuries i
of Car Collision
Orville Lewis :and Gussie Audi
bert Both; in Critical
OAKLAND, May 31.--With the death
at Providence hospital at S:SO o'clock
this morning of allude Rothrock, aged
17."years f the third, victim of yesterday's
catastrophe v was ' added to \u0084 the r roll of
dead: [ Miss Rothrock; ' whose home ; was
at 1604 Bancrof t" way, Berkeley,, was so 1
mangled when ' the two cars on the
California electric "railway crashed that
no hope wag held out for her after an
operation to save her mangled left leg
was: performed Hst night.'. She;. lapsed
\u25a04? _ ' : : - .' - ". "\u25a0 ..'.. ;— \u25a0 : — -i
Tvhojwasisor seyercl&ihjuredj.m\lhe '
that* his 'physicians do not{h6peito \u25a0
save- his ; t life/. .' . :.-"\u25a0:.! *V! ":;.
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into unconsciousness ,: about : \ midnight
and in' the -early dawn she' expiredi""vr
Internal Injuries; Fatal
Herv death .was "due/ to •• internal "in
juries*, she suffered . ,'in" the .' collision,
which caused two deaths yesterday 'and
the injury "-'of '''more' than' 40' persons*
The dead yesterday were C. Ai Chris
tensen.the motorman of the west/bound
car.-arid - Harold \u25a0 Hull, the 18 { year £ old
student of ; 2000/Channing way/Berke
ley.''The motorman died at the Alameda
sanatorium H a rfew; hours after ;the col- ;
lision. • in ;which '> he ; lost both '• his'Hegs.'
Hull succumbed, at the Acropolis" rsaria
torium Jn'Fruitvale at 3 o'clock)' in" 'the
afternoon. , "•';\u25a0 • . '-.'.'.l -'\u25a0'
The body .of Miss Rothrock /was
taken to , the Oakland morgue,- where
Coroner Tisdale will^hold •an inquest
Tuesday morning . at 9 o'clock. That
official will * make this ' inquest prob
ably the most searching investigation
of the wreck. • The facts will be heard
at the inquests over Hull . and Christ
ensen, but it 1 is likely that the street
car ' company; officials will be called
upon for. explanations i of : the operation
of the line! at the; Rothrock- inquiry.
Cared for Family
; \u0084 Miss . Rothrock was the eldest ; of five
children, whose father is Joseph Roth-^
rock, a carpenter.' Since ' the death? of
her mother: several years * ago the "girl
has been the chief . caretaker of "the
other and younger ..children and;.: shY
has i come to be known in- the*house
hold as 'the little mother." . Having
met death" In :• the family, financial; loss
and the burning; of * their dwelling, in
a few months, the Rothrock family^ is
hard: pressed and now Is totally ibroken
with grief. .; '.:';
<v Another : death from the crashing "of
the cars may result at any ' time f Vf or
Oryille; Lewis, the 17 year old "'pupil- of
1618 Ward street; Berkeley^ .who i lost
both legs, v Is in a critical • condition ;and
surgeons' have said he can^ not.recbverl
He .Is lying; at ; the :, Acropolis
ium, Fruitvale," where . the amputation
of : his legs was ; made. -While he \ took
a' : turn toward -\u25a0improvement lato this
evening .the^ doctors v have slight hope
for him. ;. ; . .v.. v .
Another' in \ Danger
Gussie Audibert,^l7 years 01d,, 0f 609
Thirty r ninthVstreet, is : likewise \u25a0 in" crit-*
ical V condition." < His _ right- > leg: -was
.broken,', hls;.body. bruised and- heVwas
internally injured. .At the Oakland cen
tral hos'pltal^ where he Is being cared
for,** ttiib ' announcement ! Was made today 1
that from; nervous shock he may at any
tirae-passjaway.;'^-';.- :\u25a0 \u25a0 ; \u25a0)..'.(""
Hospital .^reports wore /that : • many':
other V; victims ; .."oii't of
danger and. relapses -Were hot* feared in
mbst'of, the" cases.; ;;- ' ; v..-\u25a0''-'v ..-\u25a0 ''-'_ '"\u25a0 : rh
•\u25a0 h' Superintendent * J«*< P-j Potter .'.: of. the
Qaklan'd[tractlon'cojnpany Jsald this aft
ernoon\ that 1 his;compan'y had ; started \u25a0 a
fuir investigation: of the accident; and
' on; Pa^e 1 2,^ Column -J'
Maude Rothrock Dies ;
Two Boys in Danger
\u25a0 Miss Maude' Rothrock, T»Ko: died fester dan "<" c result of injuries received
.in 'the streetcar collision* at Leond heights Monday.
John ; R. Rohr, Efusinessman o!
Alarrieda, | Suffers^ Broken
\u25a0 Bones in f high
[Special 'Dispatch la The Call]
' SAN JOSE, May 31.— John R. Rohr, a
prominent businessman of Alameda, was
seriously injured, his wife, Leonard
Robinson arid wife* of, San Francisco,
Robinson's sister in law and a chauffeur
named r Nelson were slightly * in
jured in an 'automobile wreck on the
Oakland-San,' Jose road one mile north
of Mllpitas early this morning. All are
resting^ easily tonight in the O'Connor
sanatorium,' two miles ;west of this city.
Rohr suffered a compound 'fracture of
the right (thigh ;bbhe. .necessitating an
operation, In which mahybone particles
were removed by the surgeon, Dr. Ar
thur T.fMcGlnty. - s , ; •
- Mrs.\ Rohr was \ badly cut about • the'
face and 4 ", head. Robinson^ i suffered <; a'
wrenched 'back .}. * and y 'was ' lacerated
about -the hands and face. Mrs.. Robin
son's neck wasNtwisted .'ja'nd^her.v face
arid head f and arras * lacerated ; and cut.-
The chauffeur 'suffered 1 a- strained neck
and a sprained ankle. . ; : :, \u0084,- '\u25a0.
j . The party.was j^urneyirig;from Santa
Cruz to /Alameda,- and stopped \u25a0; at the
Hotel Vendome -last. night. ' They, started
early this morning on. the~ last '< stage of
the .trip, Rohridriving. rA "milfr north >of
Milpi^as.-'.where ithe 'crown on the road
is very high, the driver : turned to -the
edge'of* the .highway . to> go" around J a
soda water wagon -traveling In the sariie
directionl The automobile tilted - in, an
alarming* manner ' ; toward: the ditch .at
the side of-the road, but it did not turn
over. : Just Hhe ; the : driver ;was bringing:
it bkek; into ; the roadway after passing
the; riglthe lef t "rear .wheel collapsed and
the rear of the machine swung^around
In front. . In : an" Instant fthe automobile
turned* turtle . and the; occupants were
hurled" in :'all . directions." .The; injured
were :l: l carried >; into ,; neighboring^ resi
dencesif and* ;word. was 1 sent ;to^ San t Jos*e,
nine miles distant.;Doctor<McGinty hur
ried v to>'the i scene i and -converting : his
machine ; ' into ..am ambulance
Rohr » and | the chauffeur; to^ O'Connor's.
Other automobilistsxarried the reiriairi
lng-.victims.' r U ' ' ,'/ -\-'../\ -'.. / f v
To -Meet Today 'torDiscuss;New-
V "foundlamT Dispute •' •/
,; THE ', HAGUE, May 31.— The arbitra
tion ", tribunal'; b"ef ore which wilLbe tried
the tissue \between the United -States
and^ Great; Britain •;growing i : out of •con
flicting- interpretations V of ,V the • New
foundland fisheries" treaty., of.- 1818-will
hold; its." opening J session at 4 "o'clock
tomorrow, morning.
'?i The;> ' bone - ; of • s now 'car
ried 1- to V.The, Hague >: is the intent /\u25a0 of
the ; provisions.: of -article -1 of the:Brit
ish-American -treaty, of , 1818 ;v defining
the fishing" rights of I Americans * and
Canadians -off the west coast ?of New
foundland;.* '\u25a0' : :'^: \u25a0 " ' ..;
; ; , Senator fElihu- Root,- who arrived, in
London-- yesterday, V is • on "his Sway > to
The ; .Ha'gueV^where ;he ; goes \u2666as one -of
the f American j commissioners ; before ' the
tribunal;^!-- He- Is^accompanied. by r sev
eral; ; lawyers .of \u25a0 international expe
rience.*:./...... '\u25a0'\u25a0,:,'/-'., ..'.\u25a0;:•; 1 .';~ \u25a0\u25a0'':;'/.. ' - ' .' \\ . \u25a0'-
\u25a0 v , STOCKTON, May j 3 l.^James, Bradley,
a ' wheel JUhief,;; who^asserted 'that .) his
monthly \income - f roml this i source : was
$700; .was Varrested ? i in ijLodi .;• yesterday
on A .advice;Of v Pollce;Chlef Briare of*thls
'city. :-..' ;-\u25a0/\u25a0:-'. -; " \u25a0>'.-. \u25a0---..- :-"- ; '\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0'\u25a0 ; . \u25a0•-.\u25a0;\u25a0:.
: jßradley^.was i fined ': $150 > here rf or %the
sameloff ensVApril; 3 p; 1 and'' ls • now ( ori ; his
way Xi to S Sacramen to, \.wh e r e "i it?? i s ? ali"
legedi •he:A-stole;; i mariy *; wheels since
May^ls.--'-> • .. -\u25a0 • -•:;?\u25a0 •'•'•-\u0084 . -\u25a0 : . :\"-"--\;'
\u25a0-, Brad ley:. Had (s2oo ;. in his .possession
WJl§n; arrestg^-v '^; '. "t^r .';. '-.>\u25a0 -V^;-
nest vault maximum
' ("Vwp^raforc, 68 ; minimum', 52.
k FORECAST -FOR TOD A V—Fair. vilh
tight south. "apnds t changing to brisk vest.
$200,000 BLAZE
Levin Tannery and Shoe Fac
tory Destroyecland [7s Men
Are Thrown Out of Work'
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
SANTA ROSA, May 31.— A $200,000
fire this afternoon destroyed the ; tan
nery of the Levin tannins company and
the factory of the Santa Rosa shoe
manufacturing company, which are run
in ; conjunction and . which had been
two of Santa Rosa's principal indus
tries. More than seventy-five men. will
be thrown out of work by the destruc
tion of the works. '
The fire, which also partially de
stroyed two residences, one on each
side of. the. factories, was a spectacular
sight and the burning hides produced
a smoke as dense as that, of a burn
ing, oil y tank. .The employes left off
.work at 5 o'clock this afternoon, and
fifteen minutes later a boy on the oppd
isite slde'of the street saw flames issu
ing from the structure.' He rushed over
iandjhotified a few men still busyin the
tannery." -An. attempt was made to stop
\u25a0the" 'rapidly increasing blaze.- but the
small -garden hose used was Inadequate
and the -fife gained headway steadily.
The fire hose of the fire company, had
just» begun to ; be used with good - effect
when- it ,was burned ;in half and "the
flames again sprang up behind the fire
men -who, had entered the burning
buildings and theyJhad to flee for their
lives. It was; wth" difficulty; that pajrts
of : the . two adjoining \u25a0 residences \u25a0 were
saved. -..''- '- v . ; \u25a0
..The company' has a' branch estab
lishment;in .St. -Louia. \« : '£**<
i The storerooms and offices -with two
or "more- carloads. of shoes, as well as
ithe ' leather storeroom with '$40,000
worth of new leather, -were saved from
'the .flames, y President ' John P.;Overton
of .the. shoe r manufacturing company.. ls
at .present inJthe-. east . on business In
connection -with the establishment.
There was. $125,000 insurance which,
with- the salvage," It Is said/: will cover
the loss. V . '\u25a0•:..
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Attorney . Questions _.., Talesmen
-on"* Attitude Toward \\ Fights
• 'vFRESNO.'IIay, 31J— William^V.iKIngr.
who'on.'last': Christmas day.- at*Coalinara
struckjA: ;B.- Roesell'a blowr^with his
flst',whlch caused >RosseH's Tdeath.' was
placed: ; on^ trial .before' Judge' Church of
.the^ local"* superior' court today' on a'
charge: of manslaughter. '". v "
, a young man,, and his attor
ney';, Ernest 'Klette,"*; Is 'questioning' the
prospective', jurors carefully concerning
\u25a0their feelings on pugilism.
i ':>.. King before he killed* Rossell engaged
in*. a' number, of prize fights, at Coalinga.
His : 'defense ' will : be i that at < the time
Rosseli .was struck the latter was in-
Aoxica ed and- that his death' was: not
occasioned by the actual blow of iKng*s.
first, but rather, by the contact with the
walk, when he; fell. '''^gP^WjtgWJtftH
Alleged to :\u25a0 Have Been ; Kept in
\ * ;Eyil \u25a0 Resorts by Men v
OAKIiAND, May 31.— Annette Byers.
a "15 " year old? girl who .was reported
missing by her -mother several -weeks
ago,^ and > who was* believed'; to ;have
been r the ; victim of white •-. slavers, ; was
arrested *at \ the c ; corner 7. of Fifth and
.Webster \u25a0 streets last t, night by .* Ser
geant' Walters and Policeman Bannister
,ori.- a". warrant! "from;!. San jFrancisco
charging herewith 'felony.
.»> It Ms; alleged that the girl- had -been
kept lin j immoral ;. resorts by J". two men
,who; : are r reported j to ' be under ,. arrest
inVSan"iFrancisco," and -that her»testi
mony, may result in their' conviction
on serious charges.^nSHHKnßaCfflßHjj
t'i The^girl' was* taken : ln charge ; by the
San E Francisco-police.
Typographical Politician Is Con
sidering Bourbon iNomi*
Blonde Congressman's Brother
Is Reaching Out for League
Open Support of Johnson Means
That Representative Is In
Receptive Mood
TWO significant developments oc
curred yesterday In connection
with the fifth district congres
sional situation. Congressman E. A.
Hayes, through the medium of his
brother's", paper, the San Jose Mer
cury, gave evidence of his desire to
secure the formal endorsement of the
Lincoln-Kosevelt league for his can
didacy for renomination. On the
democratic side of the fence, George
|A. Tracy, who two years ago gave
Hayes a close run for the congressional
seat, announced his willingness to con
sider the advisability of again enter
ing the lists.
Editor J. O. Hayes did not. in so many
words, announce his brother's receptive
attitude toward a Lincoln-Roosevelt
league sanction, but did what amounted
to practically the same thing by open
'.gj the columns of the Mercury to an
unequivocal indorsement of Hiram V>\
Johnson's candidacy for the guberna
torial nomination. Not long ago Con
gressman Hayes was credited with the
statement that he did not wish to be«
"burdened" with a league indorsement,
though later it was specifically denied
that he had ever said he' did not want
the Lincoln-Roosevelt support.
Presided for Johnson
J. O. Hayes openly allied himself with,
the Johnson forces when he presided at. '
the recent Joi.nson meeting m San Jose,
bur It was not. until yesterday that the
first gun m. support of Johnson's cam-,
paigafwas fifed by the Mercury.TrHfcyesr*'
promptly followed this up by calling at
the Lincoln-Roosevelt league headquar
ters in the Metropolis bank building in
this city yesterday afternoon and hold
ing a short conference with Johnson's
campaign advisers.
Should Tracy enter the fight for the
congressional seat as a democratic nom
inee, as now seems likely, there will be
a good battle remaining even after
the August primaries. Regardless of
whether the republican nomination goes
to Hayes are to Mayor Davison of San
Jose, either would probably find Tracy
a strong opponent.
Carried San Francisco
In the congressional fight of two
years ago Tracy lost to Hayes by less
than 4,000 votes in the whole district,
and, carried the city of San Francisco
by 34 votes. He ran 8,000 ahead of the
democratic ticket in the fifth congres
sional district, his principal losses to
Hayes being in San Mateo and San Jose.
Tracy's chances of a good showing
should capture the republican nomina
tion probably would be on a par with
his chances against Hayes. While
Davison has strong,* labor backing in
addition to the support of the republi
can regular organization. Tracy's prom
inence as a labor leader and as vice
president of the international typo
graphical union undoubtedly would at
tract a large labor following.
Tracy has not definitely announced
his willingness to make the race. Ef
forts have, been made for some time
past by democratic leaders to draw
him into the' field, but It was not until
yesterday that he consented to seri
ously consider the proposal. He dis
cussed the matter yesterday, however,
with Secretary John F. Moray of the
democratic state central committee and
other democratic leaders and agreed
to take the matter under advisement.
Last night Tracy • said he would de
clare his intentions positively one way
or the other within the next few days.
Allery Camp Crows
J. J. McCarthy, manager of Nathaniel \
Ellery's campaign for the republican
nomination for governor, returned yes
terday from a trip to Sacramento,
where he advised with several of El
lery's advocates from points in the San
Joaquin valley and Tuba county. Tha
version of the campaign lineup given
out 'at the Ellery headquarters Is to
the : effect that Alden Anderson proved
a complete failure in Humboldt county
and that desertions fro mthe Curry
camp to the Ellery banner are coming
thick and fast throughout the state.
Curry was In Red Bluff yesterday on
his hand to hand tour of the state* and
will . be in Marysville today. Johnson
continued his* speechxnaklng in the
south, visiting several suburban towns
near Los~Angeles and finishing the day
with a meeting at the Pasadena club in
Pasadena last night.
The central -executive . committee of
the Lincoln-Roosevelt league held a
meeting last night at the league head
quarters to discuss preliminary ar
rangements folr the local Johnson meet"
ing? to be held next Tuesday night* in
Dreamland rink. Several district club
meetings are to be held this week. The
first will be under the auspices of the
thirtyrflrst assembly • district tndepend-

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