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The weather Occasional rains to
night Wednesday' probably fair.
VOL. IX. NO. 248.
All. Food Is Tested for Poison
' Before It Goes on the Table
of the President of Mexican
f Republic -
Messengers Are Searched Be
:. fore Admitted to the Ex-. .
ecutive Palace.
, (United Prrse Leased Wife.! ' .
5 Mexico flty. Dec. 20. hat President
; Dlax fears assassination,- and has taken
the precaution of having hi food tasted
and his Bleeping apartments effectually
guarded was learned today. The presi
dent, it is said, changes his sleeping
room-nightly. - J v
Btreets leading to the palace are
closed to traffic, and an messengers ar
riving from, the country are searched
before they are admitted to the execu
tive building. - , - - .V '
Kahn Wants to Kill Off Old
-; Resolution' Asking for $5,-
000,000 for Fair; Louisiana
7; Member Objects; ';V?Vi.V
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j I Washington, . Dec. 20. The spectacle
of a congressman desiring to withdraw
i from committee- a bill for a govern
ment appropriation of $5,000,000 for his
constituency and of another congress
man opposing the motion was presented
today in the house of representatives
when Julius Kahn of California moved
r that a house committees be discharged
; from considering a resolution Introduced
last December asking federal aid - for
, the , Panama exposition to ,be held In
. Ban Francisco in 1915. vv s , .
In making the : motion Kahn declared
that California no longer needed a fed
eral appropriation, having raised f 17,-
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'1ST 110 iHEY
I " Representative- Wlcklrffe, Democrat
f I.oulsiana, representing the city of New
, uuwiu, uujHiwu iu ura uiouon oi wun
j drawaL " . . . i
Kahn and Wickllffp disputed the mo
i tion vodferooerty, but the Callfornlan's
, request was finally denied, although he
said the measure was not one that the
.. San Francisco people desired.
l l r (United Free Levied WHre.1 ;
j; ; Washington. Dec 20. The appotnt
- went of Martin A. Knapp to be a judge
of the , United States ixmmsrM rmm
; was confirmed this afternoon by the
senate. . Knapp has been chairman of
the interstate commerce commission for
'Several years. . v
. The senate committee - on eommnrm
f this afternoon decided to report favor
ably the nominations of C C McChord
and B. a Meyers to be members of the
Interstate commerce commission. ,
I 4 County Auditors Ask for O. K.
. inaianapoiisr ec 20. A ; measure
legalizing such acts of auditors ; and
county " commissioners as - have been
. performed in good faith, but In, technical
violation , of law, and in which no loss
has coma to the county or profit to the
'officers, is advocated by the county au-
dl tors' association of Indiana, which
met In annual convention In this dty
.today. .
John Kokouras and James' Starfas,
proprietors of. the Stockholm lodging
house at Third and Everett streets, and
A. Georgt proprietor of a saloon and
f lodging house at Second and Main
streets, were arrested this morning by
Deputy Sheriff Loonard, completing the
"fllst 6f 'peopTe"1harcle 'oylhel)ecemb'er
grand Jury as a result of its inyestlga
; tion s into moral condltlo!is.-'V rf l
There have been 13 persons arrested
as a result of the grand Jury investiga
tion, and each has given bail of $500,
except Mrs. Alice Patterson, manager
I of the Plana rooming house. Those who
i Oli IllfllL COflDITIOlS -i
Serene Propagandist Urges
. His, Formula as Cure for
Evils of Partisanship and
Sectional Favoritism.
Points With Pride to; Panama
. Canal; Railways Menace .
. - , Water Competition. .
(Copyright, 1910, by the United Press.)
Washington. Dec. 20. An intimate,
personal interview with President Wil
liam Howard Taft, such as any citizen
of the republio might have if it were
possible for each to call upon the presi
dent at the White House aitd talk over
affairs uppermost in his mind, would
bring the visitor face to face with an
executive who is, fighting an effort to
destroy his rton-partisan permanent tar
iff commission plan, and who is pre
pared to give reasons why every Ameri
can should swell with pride "at the suc
cessful construction of the great Pan
ama canal. .The citizen thus admitted
to an audience with Mr. Taft would In
evitably find him buBlly engaged, con
fronted on all sides with the appeals of
congressmen, the bickerings of politi
cians, the demands of office seekers, and
yef withal serene, earnest and cheerfully
The Judicial mind of the
chief magistrate - is anlcklv concen
trated upon the subjects which his call
er suggests for discussion. He is all
attention, all Interest. Whether talking
or listening ne is ' alert, enthusiastic,
,- Such a visitor represents the tTtdted
Press, and so admitted, was seated and
immediately put at his ease by the
president's geniality, 'Then followed a
'conversation bearing upon two subjects,
cnosen rrom cozens- of topics.; .The
permanent'tariff commission was taken
up first The president freely stated
those personal opinions and , beliefs
which' form the basis of his earnest
hope of making .the commission an ac
complished fact The attempt Is -here
made faithfully to convey his Ideas as
be expressed them to the representative
or ine, united Press: t , , -, , ,
' ; - The Tariff Commission.
- The permanent tariff commission win
provide the necessary basis for Intelli
gent , tariff ' legislation, Tno matter, by
What party or to what end. If the
Democrats are Champ ClarKs and not
"Uhump" Clarks they will" support 'It
No scientific revision of the tariff is
possible without facta upon which to
base it and the facts, are obtainable in
no other way. It is beyond the ability
of any body of men, working tempo
rarily on the tariff, to collect and di
gest the vast amount of detailed infor
mation Which must be considered in the
making of the tariff.
i (Continued on Page Fifteen)
And to Make Sure She Gets It
Divorce Court Gives Her
, t Half Plus $500.
(Usited mm V-ma WL-J :
Seattle, Dec 20. Andrew Yostrng, a
Russian emigrant ; came to this coun
try - 20 years ago, bringing his wife
Anna, Since than he has worked and
saved his money, although in the mean
time living frugally and denying proper
support to his wife. He has 120,000
on deposit In the bank at 4 per cent
Mrs.- Tosting has- obtained a decree
of . divorce, and the court not only gave
her her freedom but ordered that. Tost
Ing divide his money with her and give
her $500 extra. ,'
Tostlng, notwithstanding' his ' long
residence In the United States, has not
learned. the language,. He gave his evi
dence through an interpreter. ,
have been arrested are Frank Mlnto,
proprietor of a lodging bouse at 24Sty
Flanders street- Belle Deshlels, man
ager of the Mlnto place; George and
Pearl Simpson, proprietors of the Eagle
house at Third and Burnside streets;
Martha Adams,' 13d Everett streeU
Frankly ."Smith. Sixth .street; Sadie
Parker, 91 North Second street; Alice
Patterson, Plasa hotel ; Anna Klng,'8(l
North Second strent; Ioulsa Olceso, 68
Second street;. John Kokouras and
James, Starfan, proprietors of the Stock
holm, rooming house, and A- Georgi, sa-
lofjnkeeper at Second and Main streets.
(Continued on Page Five.)
: : : ; i
Andrew Carnegie, the veteran ironmaster, and eome of the trustees who will have charge of his $10,000,000
.'... peace fond. From Jeft to right, opper row, are George VV. Perkins of New York, financier and philan
thropist Andrew Carnegie, the donor of the fund; Elihn Root, United States senator, ex-secretary of
, , state, and ex-secretary of war. Below "is Nicholas Murray Butler (on left), president Columbia nniver
. elty,' and Joseph H. Choate, lawyer and ex-ambassador to Great Britain This " immense fund is in 5
' :'. i per cent first mortgage bonds and will yield 9500,000 a year. ' The trustees named by , filr, Carnegie w ill
' not merely preach that War is barbarous and useless, members say, but trill strive by scientific research
; " to find and eradicate the causes of international strife. -Twenty-seven trustee are named and the board
has chosen Senator Root as its chairman. President Taft has accepted the office of honorary president.
Night Ambuscade Formed, In-
-to Which 12 Crews Fall,-Incident
of , Winnipeg - Strike;
. Other. Unions "Support.
, (Tnitcd Press Leased Wire.) , .
Winnipeg, Dec. 20. Strike disorders
resembling somewhat those of the street
railway strike four years ago last sum
mer broke, ont last evening.. .Twelve of
the largest cars were sent out about 6
o'clock to tWeston to bring; Canadian
Pacific railway; employes to the . city.
There are "4000 Vmenemployed at ' the
shops and complaints had been, made to
the company that no effort' had been
made to bring these mechanics .to, their
homes.' The cdihpany therefore ' made
extra endeavors J to show , their strike
rtsonrceA;?i-t'f1';'i: Z?? 'vji'.h'' -:r
When f the cars arrived at the . ;rafl-
wav shoos' substation they -waited for
passengers, but a)l the employes passed
them walking home, r .Alter a . lew min
utes' wait the streetcar crews decided
that a trap had been set for them. and
decided to - start their cars : back. All
went .well for half an -hour.;. Then the
first car ran into a stack of ties chained
te the trails, and the second, car went
eff the track in. some' mysterious way.
. While the crews were holding coun
cil In the dark andTlri" the'tnidst' of
blinding snow storre, the spot became
black with men. The crews: had barely
time to escape to the. cars and hide un
der the seats before -a fusillade of mis
siles began. ' This ; bombardment , was
kept up until .every pane of glass was
broken and the cars ins other ways ren
dered useless for servicer Then the
rioters retired and the men crawled from
under the seats, bruised and battered. .
An urgent call was sent for the police
and detachments soon arrived, but too
late to-be of service except to convey
several of the crew to the hospital, v
There are now fully .200 strikebreak
ers in the city and- the company prom
ises a complete service today, but as
the trades and labor council , issued' a
statement today favorable to the strik
ers there is every indication that the
unions are supporting the men. - 'V
' i- (Usitix! Prw Lewd WlrO
Chicago. Deo. 20. John Donnelly, a
teamBter employed by garment manu
facturers' whose employes are tin strike,
Was shot" ahfl killed Today. ""The" police
are seeking his assailant . among the
striking garmenf workers, .
f. After he had been shot Donnelly drove
his horses half a mile before becoming
unconscious. He died later at a hos
pital '""''"
The police have no clue to the identity
of tliji. blayer, t ;
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Anti-Gill Document Guarded at
City Hall, Seattle, by Wei-1
fare' Leaguers.- .'-
(United Prea Lateed Wire.)
Seattle, Dec. 20. The monster peti
tion demanding that 4 recall election be
held to determine- the tenure of Mayor
Hiram Gill was filed today with the
city comptroller. ..The total number of
names signed to the petition is .11,202,
of which 631 are duly qualified women
voters. : It Is only necessary "thaf 8670
names be signed to the petition to ; in
voke the recall elecUon v' U v i ' 1
The petition will be guarded at the
city hall, by members of the ' Welfare
league, the organization that started the
recall movement-and forced the police
scandal Investigation by the city council.
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Seattle, Dec.' 20. Mayor Gill will not
discbarge Chief - Wappensteln as a re
sult of tha graft committee's jfindlnga
"Fm not going to fire him . because
those bellows say eo, said the . mayor
this morning. ' 'Tm going; to read this
testimony; then I'll do what I think
, "Remove Wappensteln as chief of po
iice,' : was the recofnniendatlon pf the
graft investigating, committee before
the city council ( last night, after the
most ' exhaustive investigation i of the
underworld Seattle' has ever known. . -
The report as presented was adopted
by the oounoil withv but two -dissenting
votes. Mayor. X3U1 was present at the
council session and was in a defiant
mood. . .... '
J The " report also recommended that
Sergeant Bryant and Patrolmen Jones
afid i Bryant, restricted district police,
who "knew nothing; about, gambling In
the city," should be, at least disciplined
If not discharged from the force. '
R. Mi Arms, the alleged Seattle Elec
tric f company r man placed by Gtll at
the head of the city's light' plant, was
Incompetent and . a man of bad Judg
ment, the report said. It did not go so
far as to demand his, dismissal, how
ever, i ,-;..: : ,; 1 ... , . 1 f' :-' '
Interests to Be : Set
Forth in Detail 'That.
All May Learn of , the
Opportunities Offered'
Report of Sub-Committee on
: Privileges and Elections
Ad6pted;Committee's Vote
on Report Not Announced.
(Vnlted Pnt Leased Wir.t '
Washington, Dec. 20. A report ex
onerating Senator William Lorimer of
Illinois from - charges that he secured
his election to the United States senate
through legislative bribery was -formally
adopted today by the senate com.
mittee on privileges and elections. . . .. J
The committee instructed: Chairman
Burrows : to submlti a report along the
lines of the report, made by'. the sub
committee that conducted the direct In
vestigation.;. Senator Burrows will prob
ably file the report this; evening, it is
not known as yet whether ; the report
will be unanimous. ; .- . . ;
The death knell of "suspension of the
rules"' day was sounded yesterday, so
far as the present session la concerned,
through the instrumentality of Speaker
Cannon, who thereby got a unique re
venge. 4 , . :....-.-
Yesterday was "suspension day" and
the provisions were the calling up of
bills from . the "unanimous - consent"
calendar.,; .consideration -of motions to
discharge committees of certain neu.
ure and finally I requests of members
to suspend the rules and pass measures
on 'the calendar. -': ZJ , , ' ;'
he " house yesterday afternoon . had
finished j the unanimous ' consent cal
endar and Speaker Cannon called up the
first bill on the calendar of motions
to discharge committees. The measure
taken op was a provision for the revis
ion and codification of the postal laws.
Cannon ruled that the bill must be read
in fulL , The document contains -hundreds
of pages and probably would oc
cupy all the time of a "suspension day"
that would last through the remainder
of the session. - -Cannon's ruling will
probably cut oft all further attempts
to suspend the rules. - " ,
v (United rrs LmmS WIm.( !
Washington, ( Dec 20. Ij order
to conform" with the, pure" food
laws, . all - packages of foods will
have to bear a statement of thejcact
moasurc?.f "IheTcontcnts "6n'the label,
if a substitute bill to be submitted to
the house today by Representative Mann
of Illinois becomes a law,; The substi
tute bill is intended to take the place
of Mann's original amendment to the
pure food law. Mann decided to change
his bill after a conference with Chicago
and JSew iork business men,
None but Extreme Cases to Be
Acted.Upon in Original Jur
isdiction of Habeas Corpus
Applications. , : . .
Justice King Holds Decision Is
Step Toward Suspension .
- of Habeas Corpus. .
(8aUm Bareti ef The Joornal.) ;
Salem, Dec. ,20. By a decision handed
down today the state supreme court de
cllnes 1 to exerclse - In. any .but . extreme
cases- the original Jurisdiction in hab
eas .corpus applications conferred by
the constitutional amendment adopted
at the last general election. The court
was divided upon the question.'' .Justice
McBrlde, Justice Eakin, concurring, held
that the court may exercise a wide dis
cretion as to . whether such applica
tions shall be entertained. JusVlce Will
R. King dissenting, held that, the con
clusion reached by -the majority of the
court la "a long stride towards a sus
pension of the writ of habeas corpus."
; The question arose in the matter of
the petition of 'Archie M. Jerman on
behalf of Francesco Roberto and Lor us
Martlnex, asking for a writ of habeas
corpus on the ground of irregularities
in the judgment of the trial court. The
amendment to the constitution, adopted
in the November election, provides that
"the supreme court may in its own dis
cretion take . j original ; Jurisdiction in
mandamus, quo warranto, and habeas
corpus proceedings." - The case at bar
was the first application for the exer
cise of the original jurisdiction thus
conferred on the supreme court. Justice
McBrldo's opinion was in part as fol
Iowa: -'' t u ' k ''(
SCueb Work ZnrolTed. , , '
"We are . of the opinion that it was
not the Intention of the framers of the
late amendment - to thrust upon this
court the burden of hearing, considering
and deciding in the first Instance every
application for quo warranto, mandamus
and habeas corpus which should be pre
sented to it. Such a construction would
overwhelm us with a mass of original
business, including ' the ..examination of
witnesses, hearing arguments of coun
sel and considering the merits of the
causes presented, which would interfere
seriously with those duties for which
this court was . primarily constituted,
namely: The hearing and decision of
cases coming here in the usual manner
upon appeal. T And we are' also of the
opinion that,' before taking jurisdiction
in any ," of the cases enumerated, we
should carefully consider first, the con
dition of the business of this court;
second, the hardships to the petitioner
(Continued on Page Five.)
John Wynne's Mother Obtains
Commutation to Imprison
ment for Life.
(CoUrt PreM Lmaad Wlr. -
Washington, Dec. 20. Answering a
mother's , plea, President - Taft 1 today
commuted to life imprisonment the
death sentence imposed upon John
Wynne, who was to have been hanged
for the murder of ' A. F. McKlnnon, . a
shipmate on the United States trans
port Rosecrans. . Wynne had developed
a dislike for McKlnnon and In Novem
ber, 1908, at Honolulu, while intoxicated
he saw McKlnnon asleep and crushed
in his head with a hammer. " ,
The commutation, in the president's
handwriting, states: i -
f Where the purpose to kin was formed
in a drunken brain, the Intoxicated con
dition rebuts ' the inference of the pre
meditation necessary, for murder in the
first degree." . !
More furkeys are now offered to con
sumers than ever before for Christmas;
1 Prices are very weak in the wholesale
market, and at retail It Is definitely" set.
tied that anyone can get the best "freshly
killed birds at 25 cents a pound and
Uiefe"are'in31cattdnsor" sven Vss"money
being charged. ' V '''
A prominent First street retailer who
purchased his birds at wholesale around
20 cents a pound has mado announce
ment that be would,' start his retail
sales at 25 cents for fresh killed stock,
but would not handle storage goods at
any flpure. -v-TbJs- sarae- interest broke
Contract for Battleship Let to
Newport News Shipbuilding
Co., the ; Only Bidder, at
Old and Otherwise Discarded
Type Restored on Account
of Fuel Economy, 1
(United Pren fettmt WIre.1
Washington, Dec 20. The contract
for building a new . battleship to be
named the Texas was let to the Newport
News Shipbuilding company today by
the, navy department. The successful
bid was of 15,830,000, and was the only
one received.
When completed the Texas 'will be
one of the most formidable dread
naughts afloat. The distinguishing fea
ture will be the engine room, where the
old type reciprocating engines will be
installed. Although this type of engine
was discarded when the turbines were
perfected, it is said the old engines are
more economical in regard to coal con
sumption," and are therefore more desir
able for ships of -the Texas type.
New. TreatxRojnrig Up;. Japan
and Pabific Coast to Please
at Same Time.
(TTnltvd Press Leaded Wy. J
Washington, Dec. 20.-r-The problem
of avoiding an affront to Japan and at
the same time pacifying; the people of
the Pacific coast -who would protest
against any concessions to the Japanese,
confronts Secretary of State Knox, who
is preparing a preliminary agreement on
which, a new treaty with Japan is to
be based. . vst ' : : 1 , (;.'.H ; -
The proposed treaty will' replace that
ratified by the United States and Japan
in 1894. The treaty, at present in exis
tence provides that t may be denounced
after July 17, 1911, by either party's
giving a year's notice. Neither hag ns
yet denounced the existing agreement,
but it Is believed both governments will
desire changes.' i'; ;"
The mikado probably Will ask for the
elimination of the clause prohibiting tho
immigration of Japanese into the United
States. i
At Prospect pf Home Rule for
Ireland They Place Orders
for War Munitions.
(United Prens Leased Wire.)
London, Deo. 20. A crisis in Ulste
as a result of the return of the Liberal
party to power is indicated in dispatches
received from Ireland today. The op
ponents -of ; home .rule for Ireland as
part of "the Liberal program for the
coming parliament, V have subscribed
$50,000 for warlike measures. ; Bids for
20,000 rifles have;, already been asked
and bids for 1,000,000 rounds of ammu
nition were . sought today,
; Even the most peaceful of Ulster men
admit that armed resistance will follow
if parliament should grant, home rule
in Ireland. . , '
almost In two the price of "turkeys t!v
day before Thankg;vlng, huvlng fre ly
offered the ordinary run of birds t .";
cents a pound retail, while othifra wm -i
trying to get 25 cents and 30 cfrits.
v Those who want turkeys at-'a low-'
tPc.ft'Ul ba.alia. tcLsuuue null ui-)t.. -
uirus ot gl'"l qoanty lor aooui -:i -a
' pound. .'On 'this, grade the prtre
not been deflnttolv s'-ttlfd as yt. Ut It
Is' generally the rule t tUf( i'nrm uu-m
5 cents under, the frthly eili'-d
Stnrage biriln cm react ify l
guished. lx' 8',iM' ih'-y . "KVif iV f .
erably after blng f.-ihc-n lc-M,f :
houses into tho ord'nnrjr t-.'--
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