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TqVERTISE in examiner F0SVeT ADVCRTISINa ?t5e CITY. Lcacmee THE f THE FULL the PRESS ASSOCIATED DISPATCHES UTAH WEATHER , FORECAST F MEDIUM INDICATIONS p THE EXAMINER as well county OUR SUBSCRIPTCITY. FAIR THURSDAY AND BOOKS ION OGDEN NM6 VOL IV CITY. THURSDAY UTAH, ABE RUEF PLEADS GUILTY With Tears Streaming Down His Face, the Political Boss, Arises in Court and Changes His Plea He Makes a Complete Contession in Which He Raps Schmitz. Francisco, May 15. Abraham Barf better known aa Abe Ruef, the of Mayor adviaor ckaowledged die-titgckmldti and once the recognised of ' municipal affaire In Ban Vnadaco, pleaded sullty to the extortion In Judge Dunne's hiif Apartment of the superior court will be pronounced Sentence uoa him two weeks hence. After a private conference with hie in Judge Dunnea attorneys urtment thin forenoon and after ter had withdrawn from hie case toeanie of the reaolutlon he had taken to change hla plea and avoid trial, gaeL to the utter aatonlehment of In court and tie prosecution, bar atae dramatic address that earneit conaldentlon It ud determined to withdraw hla pea of not guilt y and enter a plea rf guilty. He aeked that the Jury be Umimri and the trial abandoned. laaoanced In a after long and Men Even Newepnper Wept from a Ruef read hla statement uuuiuocrlpt which he had prepared In the presence of hla attorney a n few chambers nomenta before Dunne'a opened. He showed In hin voice, in . his face, in his quiet attitude and by the tain that again and again overflowed Me face, the great emotion and the expression of end gestureless - the utter humiliation he suffered- The pfthes of the scene was communicated to the crowd that thronged the courtroom. Tears sprang to the eyet who rf the veteran newspapermen have ben lifelong acquaintances and whme pspere have been conducted semtDft him and his political riates a loag and bitter campaign for the purillcaiion of municipal affairs. The accused man was several times all but overcome by the emotion. When ha reached the final words of Mi addrees I desire to withdraw my plea of not guilty and enter the con- ! trary pies' hie voice was sunk to a His voice was so clear thst k reached to the far corners of the whisper. mom. , Though Abraham Ruef has formally declared himself to be guilty of the charge on which he was about to be tried, he nevertheless proclaims his innocence. He confesses that he is guilty of having connived In the corrhut ho uption In municipal official denies, with nil the emphasis a man in his unhappy position can command. thst he Is guiltless of the crime of extortion charged against him. Ha declares that Ms sole motive .In accusing himself In open court In to a an the lives of those who are nearto him, Ms aged tether and mother, Ms maiden sister and a slice. In the course of a long and frank eoavsiustlnn this afternoon with a Associated rtprwapntitlve of the mss In a room at the house, No. 28(1 est and dearest Fillmore street, month or more Buef said: which for the last been bis prison, baa Declared He le Innocent. 1 changed my plea to guilty in eourt today, yes, but 1 pledge my soul I am as Innocent ns you are. I jut hive been guilty of conniving at the corruption of municipal officials by French corporations, but in these restaurant caaee I am not guilty, mace my action of this morning I can hue no motive In mlaleadlng you on Bill ahull not mltlead you, the wide world could been convicted on tbla charge. o one knew tbla aa well as myself. did 1 plead guilty? why. you i pleaded guiltyask, to save the lives of hose who are nearest and dearest to me on earth. I am not overstating truth when 1 tell you that K my "her, my mother and my sister had ccea compelled to endure the strain trial, lasting at least two pfflUit and possibly longer. It would cost their lives." He turned and for a full moment tesed out of the window, seemingly, when he had mastered himself, he lurned and with wet eyes but a teady voice went on. offered Intensely at Nights. Vou don't know what they have offered In these last few months and i would not tell yon If I could Why, ifv aft" Mght every night my ilner and my sister have come up into my room and sat for an ,'rp nr. saying nothing, seeing nothing. not stand It any longer." c- and a long look of the window. . Mght I gathered my family Prison house of mine and pre-J- r th for the net 1 had deter-i011- That would mean one Mrrw. To go on would have vt.i. Mh of and death. t know what agonv. my 'sentence will ' For myself, 1 do not greatly r 1 y to yon now, and you can If 1 boast, that no man Physical nerve more than I could face a crowd of five th. men, of ten thousand men. w,Ul cop In bis hand and plan 1e for T life. I could lice than rin, .fc'm'y. and- meet my end But th'1 suffering of endure no lqnger. rou,d jT 1 m t not know what my sen point never Jew, have THAT FRI- DAY. ilRTISEH au ARE THE WEATHER WILL BE 1 In Pn r i1! with-ihL,fh,- tence will be. If It be five years across the bay, I can meet thst when It comes. 1 believe that with my and leaving out of consideration the feelings of those who love me, and have stood by me, 1 could spend five years in Ban Quentin almost a comfortably as in a hotel at Napa Springe But If the ttep 1 took this morning had mrant fifty years or fourteen years, or fourteen hundred years, the fear of thst would .nut have deterred me. Will Tell Soma Things Yet. I have made no confession. 1 know much. Boms things 1 shall tell; some things I shall not telL Whenever an innocent man has been forced Into corruption against his will, that man 1 shall protect. Whenever n man, be he high or low, bus entered Into corruption willingly with his eyes open, that man 1 shall expose. "1 will not say at the present moment that Mayor Srhiuldts Is guilty of the charges that hare bean brought against him, or thst bs is Innocent. I will any this:' I wanted to break away from Hchniidts before his a year ago last November, and said to him: I sin sick of the whole thing and I want to get out. I cant stand for all these labor union bums you have gathered around you and will appoint. They would eat the paint off a house. In answer the mayor begged me to stay with him and put up the argument .that these fellows must be allowed their share, or we could never bold the machine together. There was all too mncb truth In that. I stayed with Schmltr and 1 stayed with the machine, that I at great labor and pains had bnilt up and then I found that I had taken n step away from the high and dean Ideals with which, I earnestly assure you, I originally entered the political field. I found in short that to hold this machine together, I had to permit and connive at corruption. In this state of affairs, existing It was necessary, but myself never ask-e- d a dollar of any man, never took n dishonest dollar from the public. The things I did were things that hurt no one. Warned the Boodlere Against Crookedness. "Before the boodle board of super visors was elected, I warned them against crookedness In office. Immediately after tlielr election I got them together and J said to them: 'Now , If any one of you takes you a dollar. I'll po acute you myself, and I meant It. 1 was in earnest. But I found 1 could not carry out my threat and keep the machine from going to pieces. Bcbmlts was right about that "And to much of this corruption was needless. Needless I mean from the giver's end of the ideal. Take for Instance the trolley franchise. Every body wanted the street railways electrified. There would have been no opposition If the application had been merely and customarily laid before. the board. It wodld have been grant-edBut the press of San Francisco had taught the public to believe that every office holder was a crook; thst the whole city government was rotten from skin to core; that no privilege could be obtained unless it were paid for. It Is strange that those systed matic attacks, though frequently on nothing more tangible or truthful than personal suspicion In private quarters, should have led the corporations astray as to the real situation. The officers of corporations are not bad men. They do not belong to tho criminals. They are no more desirous at committing the crime of bribery than the newspapers or the public desire that ft should be permitted. But franchises are necessary to the conduct of their business and when they are taught to believe that such privileges can not he obtained without the use of dishonest means they adopt bribery. United Railroads Franchise Question. "And so It goes.1 Suppose that the United railroads sent word that there were $2,000 nr 13,000 apiece for the supervisors If the supervisors would call at the United Railroads offices and suppose that those supervisors trooped up there one by one and took tbe dirty money. Such an arrange-mea- t would mean almost instant exposure. and scandal and absolute detest of the end sougbti But suppose that tbe United Railroads came to me, n lawyer and n political leader, and asked me to accept fee to manage the matter for them. Suppose I refused. Suppose then, these supervisors got wind thst there a money to be bad, and found that they meant to get It Would I still refuse to 'handle tbe matter for them,' and see my machine smashed, or would 1 accept the fee and connive1 at the corruption? 1 have not said to you thst Patrick Calhoun, or Cornwall Mnllally la the official of the two telephone companies or anvbody has committed the crimes charged against them. I have not made any contession. But 1 re And guar-antee- peat: Some of the many upon whom has fallen the tout of this newspaper MORNING, MAY 16. 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS TO THE CRIME OF EXTORTION lug the prosecution, "had not the least' Intimation that this ws to come, have no comment whatever to make upon Mr. Ruefs actions. The invest! gatton by the grand Jury will con, tinue. One of the first callers on Ruef today after the morning's sensational episode was District Attorney William Langdon. He went to tbe Fillmore street prison house early in the afternoon and was at once admitted to Ruefs room. He shook the latter by the hand warmly and said: "You did a manly thing. 1 want to tell you now, that anything tbe prosecution can properly do for you will be done willingly, gladly." Biggy Very Qood to Ruef. "Ruef requested the newspaper men. who railed on him to express fur him nia deep appreciation of the courtesy that has been continuously shown him by hla chief Jailor, Elisor W. J. Big-gy- "He haa bees good to me," said Ruef.. "Just as good a tbe law allows." The state supreme court this after noon, upon a stipulation submitted by Ruers former attorney, dismissed the r release from custody applicatlon vening between Broan's discharge and the mustering out nf the troops of which he was an officer, which was uuly about three months. Gen. Leonard Wood has been criticised in connection with the case for reconvening the court martial which had first acquitted Brown. General Wood's course a as not even mentioned in tbe court proceeding, how. ever. CONVICTED Uetf NEGRO ESCAPES. TILT Get-Awa- y. Ban Franciaeo, May 15 J. D. Flee-no- r. colored, under sentence from Ism Auseies for fifteen years fur burglary, escaped last night front Harbor police etaiiou where he wee awaiting transportation to Ban Quentin. J. D. Fieenor la one of tha moat remarkable prisoner ever raptured In I.M Augrlea. Fieenor was convicted rf burglary and given fifteen years. When a treated he was . 5l a real estate bualnas In Los .AuT,w,-v- Angeles and had ten branch offices, Charles Bever employing several white men. After I ,Bl eUM conviction he confessed to being one of n gang of ten men who were sysFloe-to- r voetigationhsa been pub-- tematically looting reaidtinoM United here. It reviews the testimony denied that he committed any nf and holds that railroad competition the burglaries himself, but had othhas been suppressed In an area equal ers do It for him. He maintained to of the United Statri; that "a fence" through whirh the loot waa the contracts between tbe Union Pa- disposed of. The ten burglars were cific and Rock Island fur the control averaging In revenue at this business of lbs Alton Railway, aa well as the bool $5U0 s month, according to Flee-nn- r. contracts between tbs Union am! Southern Pacific, and the control of Tbs negro refused to give tha names the llllnola Central aud the Ban Fe- - of any of Ms confederates and they Ml In violation of the ail escaped. Fieenor was formerly in anti-trus- t j 8 German act. It reeotu- - the Nebraska penitentiary. He Is a ' n5nd, ,hM tha attorney general Inst!- - Bias of exceptional luleliigeuce and a tuts proceedings to annul these agree- student. ments. District McConiss, who sei It also recommends that there cured hla Attorney declared Mm conviction, should be new and effective laws to the niofct remarkable criminal he bad prevent inflation of securities aud de- ever prosecuted. clares that the profits of tha great , railroads of the far west are being OPERATING EMPLOYES. used to buy stock and control sya-- tern in the east Instead of building Railroads Have a New Scheme for more roads for the development of the Securing Them, . west, as they should be. Chicago, May J6.Bevernl of tho railroads centering in Chicago are UNION PACIFIC FELL. considering lbs advisability of estabNew York, May 16 Union Pacific lishing a union employment bureau, was the storm center of an attack with a view to Insuring a better garde of operating employes. by traders upon the stock exchange la maintained regard, Orest today upon the appearance of the lng the secrecy because tha MUer project board-of. xounoU tor .Xbe Interstate -- hi of , J Commerce commission. Union Pacific to rod. stock fell nearly 4 points before sup-poIn the operating conference, which was forthcoming and tha whole have been held by one or recently list became weak sad unsettled upon two rondo here, the subject has rethe newt, and declined a point. South- ceived unanimous approval. If such ern Pacific tell off n point, but steadi- a bureau is established It will hare ed with good buying. All railroads, a complete list of all operating emholJIng stock control of other lines, in the United Btatee, with tbe were adversely affected by the news, ployes complete record of tbe service of each. e which principally Pennsylvania, It le stated that the demand for weak. After the first shock had employes la so great now operating passed the market became steady. that any applicant, no matter what bis record, finds almost Instant emKELLOOS STATEMENT. ployment with any road. IN FRISCO coo-trlbut- Over Hundred Cars Operation of -- oooooooooooooooo 8 - $6-5- - oooooooooooooooo Roosevelt's Name Again Springs Up in Haywood Case. eon-ducti- rlrod one-thir- d I . HAVE A Criminal Under Fifteen Year .Sen tense Makes His conflagration were innocent of evil Intent but became Involved by compulsion; and these men shall not be made to suffer further shame end disgrace by any confession of mine. Oth-er- a jwrioruDunne'ta decide whether there are who went Into the the fallen Ruef shall remain n prissmoke with their eyes open, knowing oner In the Fillmore street bouse or full well what they were about; and be set at liberty under baiL ns to these 1 shall speak freely and full when the time comes. SCHMITZ'S CASE NEXT MONDAY. Burns Wanted Ruef to Tell Grand Jury "Mr. Burns of the prosecution, who Ban Francieeo, May 15. Tha speinterrupted Ruef for n few minutes cific charge to which Abraham Ruef while he was making this statement today pleaded guilty was that of ei- has Just now asked me If I were will2rt11 ing to go before the grand Jury this afternoon and tell all.' I told him thtfr I certainly was not I do not give a damn for the grand Jury. Why had been revoked because they served should I? But tnere Is this about it: drinks In private rooms. The case When I have shaped my course anJ was passed on only one of many other made up my mind In every particular Indictments against Ruef, each charg aa to how I shall act, then 111 be lng similar offense. , Ruef claimed that willing to go before the grand Jury the money was given him voluntarily or before William J. Burns or Heney, as an attorney's fees, but this was deor anybody they may appoint, and nied by the proprietors of the various tell them what I have decided to tell. establishments Interested, who testiI have no doubt thst my action of fied before .the grand Jury thst they without today, my determination to face about, could not secure licenses and my future actions In this regard, yielding to Ruefs demands. The trial will serve with very many people to of Mayor Schmitt on the first charge brand me a turncoat and a ouward. I of extortion against Mm Is set for can only declare and maintain that next Monday In Judge Dunne's eourt my motives ire good. I am aware that 1 have many enemies, some very bitter and very p"w"rful. I hope too that I have some M u Is. I have never pulled a man dnwa. 1 have helped many a man up. ' Thera are 3.000 persons In this city now occupying positions gained for them through my help, which are paying higher aslar-le-s than ever they before knew anything about. Not one of them ever paid me a dollar for the service I rendered them ; not one of them ever at my request or by my cause a single dollar to a campaign fund. One word, finally. 1 never in my life did a man a wrong. I never never pulled a man down. I nevar asked a favor. I never sought n fee. I never took a dollar from tha public. I have been guilty, and I confess It in with more emotion than yon can see, of connivance at corrupt acta for my Few Acts, guilt, insofar aa I am guilty, I must suffer; and I am ready to accept the Violence. penalty, whatever It may be. But of many things the press has so bitterly and so relentlessly charged against me, I am ns innocent ns are you. TMs Ban Francisco, May 15 Today was is true, of many others besides my- comparatively a quiet one Is the self who also have been made to feel street railway strike. The United the flame of unfair accusation. Railroads had 126 cars In operation Ruefs Statement In Court. and. but few minor accounts of vioIn changing his plea in court today lence were reported. President Calhoun, of the United Mr. Ruef spoke ns follows; "This trial has become a threaten- railroads, after touring the downtown ing danger to my health, both mental and western addition districts In bis and physical. I am nnsbls to bear automobile, said: "Up to 5 o'clock things are extreme tha strain any longer. Tha strain on those nearest and dearest to me Is ly quiet today along the line. Only undermining them. They are on the two cases of disturbances have been verge of collapse. Their lives hang reported to me thus hr, and they In the balance and I must take some were scarcely worth noting. The police protection hss been Increased action." Ruef, who was evidently laboring greatly since yesterday." The plan of the striking car men under great emotion, after pausing a to establish a line of business from moment, continued: "I have occupied a prominent po- the ferries to different parti of the sition In this city. I hope to remain city went Into effect today. On these here, and this will bs the place of a ten cent fare will lie charged. Tbe my eternal sleep. Heretofore I have Carmen's union has instituted a boy borne an honored name In my profes- cot on nil firms whose employes rldq sional life. There has been no stain on the cars. upon my bonor and until tbe present San Francisco. May 16. The Geary board of supervisors was elected there was no act of mine thst could street road hss granted the demands be Justly censured. Nevertheless, ow- of the striking carmen and sfKl reing to the assaults of the press, I sume operations tomorrow mbrnrtg have been placed la a wrong light on a basis of 13.00 for an eight-hou- r nerf-fle- d and have been burdened with a bad day. Tbe board of supervisor the officials of the line last Mon name. It is true that, in order to hold day that unless the company started together the political machine which Its care the city would take over the I had built up with great difficulty, read and operate it The line 'runs that ! did lower the high political from the Junction of Geary, Kearney Ideal that I had hitherto upheld. Last and Market streets to Golden Gate night I reached the conclusion that park. there might still be in opportunity to make some effort to restore myself in BILL REJECTED BY THE CROWN. tbe public favor and be a power for 8t. Petersburg May 15. The coungood. I will do all that still lies In Ihe my power to help overthrow the sys- cil of the empire today rejected tem which has made possible the ter- bill which was passed April 30 by the rible corruption of public officials. To tower house, abolishing trials by do this I will work even as the drumhead courts martial. humblest citizen. My future careei will be one of integrity. I hope that I can still accomplish some good. O WAGES WILL BE RAISED. I am making tbe greatest sacriO befall a human being O fice that-coulDenver. May 15, Wages of O of my disposition namely, to ac- O knowledge my faults and mistakes In O passenger conductors on the O order to restore myself In public fa- O Denver ft Rio Grande railroad O vor. Duty calls me wherever the O will be Increased flO a month, O firemen and O the path may lead, but I want the O those of passenger m month and a O whole world to know that I am not O brakemen of 6 per cent O guilty of tbe charge made against me O general Increase in this Instance. Nevertheless, on ac- O will be given nil men in the O count of the reasons stated. I with-dra- O' freight service and overtime O a pro rata baste. O my plea of not guilty and enter O paid for on O These, in brief, are eald to be O a plea of guilty. O the terms of the settlement O Heney Was a Surprised Man. O agreed upon between General O Assistant District Attorney Francis O Manager A. C. Ridgeway of O J. Heney was probably as much O the railroad and the represen- - O as any one by Ruers facing O tatlves of the employes. Both O O about in open court with nil Its at- O sides make concessions. tendant possibilities of municipal ex- O o Mr. Heney, meanposure. We," said gamagrr. ATI0RNEV8 -- rt Chicago. Ilia, May II. Frank D. Kellogg, special attorney for the government tp the Investigation by tbe Interstate Commerce commission of tbe affairs of tbe Hardman line, who ie In Chicago tonight, said "That story from New York outlining supposed recommendations by me to the Interstate Commerce commission sounds like a rehash of my closing arguments In the case April 4th. Then I suggested legislation to correct certain evils relative to the community of interests. A copy of my address was returned to me for the customary corrections and the corrected copy wee forwarded a Washington a week ago. I have made no statement to any one regarding this case and dont Intend to." QOINQ ABROAD, to Study Immigration Commission .Queetlena in Foreign Countries. tbe Washington, May 15. When teamer Canopy Balled from Boston on Saturday next for Naples, it will have upon the vessel members of the authorised Immigration commlsnlon at the last Session of congress to make an exhaustive study of every phase of the Immigration question both in this country and abroad and to report its findings to congress. While a part of the commission will go abroad, some of the members will remain In this country to study the question. The commission will return by way of Liverpool upon tbe steamer Cedric August 29th. The par ty Is made up of Senators Dillingham, Lattlmer, Mrs. Laitimer and Miss Lattlmer; Representatives Benjamin F. Howell and Mrs. Howell, William D. Wheeler, Mrs. Wheeler, M. Mias June Wbeeli-- r and Alden Wheeler; William 8. Bennett and Mrs. Bennett; John L. Burnett, Mrs. Burnett and Phil Barnett; Morton Crane, Walter Husband, Albert M. Carpenter, H. Dev Dicker and Milton M. Blumbcrg. LIEUT. BROWN'S CASE. Washington. May 15. The vrrdict of the court of claims in tbe csee of Louie E. Brown, lieutenant of volunteers during tbe war with Spain, has been affirmed by the supreme court of the United Staten Brown was dismissed from service February 18, 1891, on n verdict bv a court martial of which the president was n regular officer serving with tbe volunteers and which, after first finding him Innocent, decided that he was guilty of tbe charge of gambling with enlisted men. He instituted in tbe court of claims the suit which was decided today to recover his salary from the time of his dismissal to the beginning of the legal proceedings. The court held the proceedings of the court mar-til- l to be irregular and illegal because of the presence of the regular army officer as a member of the court, but asarded pay only for the time Inter HEAVY FROSTS REPORTED,. Washington, May IS. The weather bureau reports killing frosts over central and western Neoraaka last night and light froete over the eastern portion of the elate. Roow tell this morning at many points along tha river. Deadwood, B. I)., reports two feet of. snow. In Oralrnl and western perilous of Nebraska It waa dear. Indications are for slowly rising temperatures. The heavy winds of the last three days are reiinrted to have blown the green bugs practically all over tha wheat growing section, Invasions being made In Urge portions not heretofore Infected. Tbe rains anJ snows of last night are of great benefit to wheat ts well ss to corn planting and the soil Is now In good condition for planting. Mi-so- COMMISSION HAS NOT ACTED. RuLe, May 16. The unexpected of a vela of prejudice against Harry Orchard and hla testimony during the further exsmtnntlon of tales man la the Rteunenberg murder case today led to the first akarp rsngla between counsel and involved tha same of Prestdeut Rnoanvelt in an acrimonious discussion. The day and tha incident began with Samuel Wing sis, the eleventh talesmen, hi the hand f tha defense for examination Questioning had proceeded a abort distance when It developed that Mr. Wingate was biased against Orchard, aud unwilling to accept the testimony which it Is expected he will give against tb prisoner. Tbs defeuee naturally tried at once to show that Wliigatoa state of mind on the subject wss not such as would warrant his removal from tha box, but when tho talesman repassed to tbe hands of the elate, Beualer Borah quickly state-mwdrew from him the that ha could not undsr any circumstances give credence to Orchard's testimony. Wingate waa upon this excused, the defense exespUag to the court's ruling and from thanes the elate was particular to tee all talesmen on tha principal Talesman A. P. Burns who finally succeeded to Wingate's seat, said that ha waa not prepared to give the same credence to Orchard that be would extend to other witnesses, but hla altb flat-foole- d it for-wa- rj tudAJMJUtt-dpemed.puAclent.t- o wgp-ra- his removal , The Jury box vws finally IlllaJ with twelve taleemea subjected to examination and temporarily passed by both sides at $:40 oclock In the afternoon and the court announced that It waa In order for both sides to exercise peremptory challenges. Counsel for Haywood naked for n few moments daisy and for five minutes they gathered around the chair of tha prisoner anJ engaged In earnest consultation as to their course on the men occupying the Jury box. Tbe state Us right lint and rxcosed William Vaaorsdsle, a grocer, who has occupied seat two since the opening day of the trial George F. Maw, a young farmer with some it meg opinions ss to the nets of certain elements In the labor unions uf tbe country was then railed to tbe vacant place. The state passed Mm end be was still In tbe hands of the defense when adjournment hour wss reached. The trial will not ha resumed until 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon bemuse of the fuaeral in the morning of Judge Nugent, father of John F. Nugent, one of the counsel for the defense. This recess may extend the completion of the Jury beyond the end of this week. Between prosecution and defense twenty peremptory challenges are allowed and bpt one of these have been need. It Is gensislly admitted that both sides intend to fully ass thrir peremptory rights end the pre ent composition of the tentative Jury may bs entirely changed. - Washington, May 16. The memNATURALIZATION OF JAPS. ber! of the commission conferred for n hour, this afternoon over the reFormal Petition Filed With Lee port from New York that the recomCounty Clerk, mendations of Messrs. Kellogg and Severance had been made public, and Los Angeles, Otilf., May IS The then authorised the following statefirst formal petition for naturalisation ment: The commission has not authorised of a Japanese ever presented at tho Angeles county clerk Hsrrlmsn office of tbe s report In Ihe local esse, nor has It yet decided any of the will be requested tomorrow. Aclients Japanese questions Involved In the tnquiry. The attorney representing who are believed to have undertaken a whole matter la still under Investigatest cae Involving the right of a Jaption. anese to American dtlsenship. today The briefs or memoranda submitted by counsel have become known In telephoned to the county clerk's office some' quarters and hence the mis- and requested that first papers be taken Inference drawn therefrom that Issued. He was advised to appear la the commission has agreed upon n re-- person before the county clerk. The latter will seek the advice of the district attorney before taking notion. A -- sistant District Attorney Hartley, PROFITS IN COPPER. who filed lu!1 ructions regarding such said today: Butte, Mont.. May 15. At a meeting an Itattempt, Is my opinion that the Jspaneec of the stockholders of tbe Anaconda be naturalised If they want to Copper Mining company, bal d today can n fight for 1L This Is mads make AnaIn at the offices of the company natconda all of the old directors were possible by s correction of the In made ooagress laws by uralisation of The . representative John D. Ryan, president of tbe Ana- 1906. conda Copper Mining eompuy, subAPPEAL IN LAND CASE. mitted a report to stockholders, which shown that the corporation, for the Cheyenne. Wyow, May 16. T. 8. year that ended December 31. 1966, ranted a profit of 18,842,664. The bal- TalifeiTO. attorney for a company of ance of December 1, 1905, was 17,240,-87- 2 Rock Springs capitalists, announced which with tbe profits for last today that he bad taksn an appeal to the Interior department from the detear amounted to n surplus of Deducting the four dividends cision of the land office at Evanston. of the year, amounting to M,900,000, Wvo.. which refused to accept a coal filing on 1,200 acres of land In the net surplus reports was $0486,-24Sweetwater county on account of the order Issued by the Interior departg ment last fall withdrawing all INJURED IMPROVING. lands from coal entries. If of the San Luis Obispo, Cal., May 15. All the decision of thetosecretary the appellants, of the Injured In the wreck of the Interior Is aversetaken to the supreme be Fhriner special at Honda were In a the case will United tea The case Sts court the of Hoffeditr F. J. condition fair today. of whether the Involve will' question W Pa.; of Bovd H. and W. Rrading, Interior depart- the of the secretary A. Hsrtsel and H. Itee of Orrenrhurg. acting under the order of the of Easton. Pa. Tha condition or EnIment has the power or the right Fireman and Champlain gineer public lands. to Thompson is still serious. An-gel- d cost-bearin- .