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OF HOLDING FAIR
RAILROAD OFFICIAL SAYS THAT
THERE ARE DRAWBACKS
TOO MANY EXPOSITIONS HELD
G. A. Parkyni Thinks That Lot An.
geles It Well Advertised Now
and Hat at Many Visitors
at Can Accommodate
While discussing th«j proposition to
hold a world's fair In Los Angeles in
1909, commemorative of the fiftieth an
niversary of the "Pony Express," con
necting the east with the Pacific slope,
G. A. Parkyns, nsslstnnt general pns
senger and freight agent of the South
ern Pacific railroad, yesterday did not
allude to the favorable action tnken by
the city council, nor did he mention the
effort now being made by a considera
ble number of Angelenos to Induce the
people generally to fall in line and
come to a definite decision.
Gives Two Views
Mr. Tarkyns snld: "On first thought
I would say by all means do everything
possible to have the world's fair In
Los Angeles in 1909. On second thought,
however, there are many things to con
sider and the word "If" will appear
"The first thing to consider Is the
financial end. A world's fair, as we
all know, Is an expensive proposition
to the business Interests of the city
giving it. It will be a tax on nil, while
all expect returns for the outlay in ad
"In attracting people to California
it would seem that other means could
be used where results would be the
same and where the risk would not be
as great as in endeavoring to get the
world's fair here. In the last few years
there have been so many world's fairs
that it would seem as though we might
skip a decade.
"There Is no state that has been ad
vertised so widely as California and
no city like Los Angeles. We are well
known in every city and hamlet In the
United States and in the principal cities
of continental Europe, so that a world's
fair would not mean so much from an
advertising standpoint as it would to
Takes United Effort
"If the people of Los Angeles want
the fair and work together as a unit
for success, it Is bound to go, but we
must realize the fact that there would
be a great expense attached to it and
great labor for the few upon whom the
burden would rest, because I think we
all appreciate that in matters of this
kind it is the few and not the many
who do the work.
"Looking on the other side, should
we fail, as there Is always a possibility
of doing, the effect would be In many
ways disastrous and it would take Los
Angeles a long while to recover from It.
"Considering the many attractions
that California has to offer to the tour
ist and general traveler it would seem
that, with the great amount of adver
tising already done, we can attract to
us as many people as can be accom
modated by our hotels and lodging
houses without the further attraction
of a world's fair.
"The fair would no doubt be held In
the winter time, when accommodations
are taxed almost to capacity."
CONDITIONS POOR FOR FAIR
Major Ben Truman Says Project Bor.
ders on Absurd
Maj. Ben Truman, who has had the
management of a number of Southern
Pacific exhibits In this country and in
Europe, assistant chief of floriculture
of the Columbian exposition, manager
of the Southern California exhibit in
Chicago two years and Californian
commissioner to Paris in 1900 and to the
centennial, declares that an Interna
tional exhibit in Los Angeles is not ex
pedient and neither feasible nor busi
"Our conditions," Maj. Truman says,
"are not good, nor our situation. Be
sides the money required to start such
an undertaking, which must come first
from railroads and hotels, factories and
stores by subscriptions, cannot be
raised, or if it could be it would be
thrown away. It would cost at least
two million before the state or the na
tional government would help out.
Further, no great fair could be started
without river, lake or ocean adjacent.
Paris, Philadelphia, New Orleans, St.
Louis and Vienna have rivers near,
Chicago and Buffalo lakes and San
Francisco the sea. The midwinter fair
in San Francisco caught the Samoanß,
the Javanese, Hawailana and other
drawing cards on their way to their
homes from Chicago. Mr. De Young
utilized many of the returning exhibits;
San Francisco is situated midway be.
tween Alaska and Mexico and he
counted on the 35,000 Southern Califor
nia tourists on the way to their homes
via San Francisco. At one thousandth
part the cost of a world's fair our In
comparable permanent chamber of com
merce is quite as good an advertiser aa
the bigger one. It takes millions of
visitors to make euch a fair half pay,
and we can't get them here. No great
American exhibitor und no European
exhibitor at all, and It would not pay
even the Mexicans or Orientals to come
here, and concessionaires will not spend
big amounts unless many millions' ad
missions can be counted on.
Another Opposes Plan
George Rice, late park commissioner
and a man of varied experience in early
local agricultural fairs, says a world's
GEORGE A. PARKYNS
exposition In Loa Angeleß would be un
advisablc and Impossible. "It Is very
easy," Mr. Rice adds, "for the council
to vote for a fair in 1009, but it is not
so easy to vote the money. Not twice
as many eastern people would come as
would come at any rate. And so far
as our fruits and oth»r products are
concerned our present chamber of com
merce exhibit could not be beaten
much. There must be millions of resi
dents within a day^s ride of some big:
central city, as for Instance Chicago,
St. Louis and Philadelphia, and none of
these even came out ahead. To be
sure, if the railroads and hotels and
big stores nnd restaurants are willing
to put up half a million and the city
half a million work could be started. .
But It would require four or five times
that amount and then the big crowds
would not come. We are too far away,
I am afraid. I believe, with Frank
Wiggins, that It cannot be done. I
would not endanger the splendid ad
vance of Los Angeles by any over
spectacular effort As it is everything
is safe, steady and secure. Our tourist
crop Is getting bigger every winter and
never fails. Besides AVashlngton and
New York are figuring upon expositions
about that time."
With Railway Employes
J. Hancock, In the employ of the
Pullman service at the Arcade, found
$500 several days ago. He received $10
from the owner of the money, as a
\V. H. Marshall, clerk on the night
force at the freight office at River
station, has resigned his position, his
father's illness necessitating his pres
ence in San Francisco.
Frank Pulford has been transferred
from the freight office at River station
to the office _ at Third and Spring
streets. He will be connected with the
Prince J. H. Murat of the freight de
partment of River station is away on
an extended leave of absence. He will
J. L. Edmundson of the night force
at the freight office at River station
has resigned his position.
A. C. Cummings a former hotel man
of San Francisco, Is employed at the
freight department at River station.
H. H. Browning is a new acquisition
to the night force at the freight de
partment at River station.
TELLS OF PORTLAND'S FAIR
Lewis Obermeyer Missionary for Big
Lewis Obermeyer Is in Los Angelfs
calling on the leading hotels and get
ting their consent to put up llthograps
of the Lewis and Clark exposition at
Portland and giving Angelenos gen
erally an idea of what they may ex
pect at the fair.
The Lewis and Clark exposition
will open June 1 to thousands of peo
ple and will be carefully advertised in
all the cities between Los Angeles and
Mr. Obermeyer's Itinerary will cover
a period of nearly three months, dur
ing which time he will visit ten states,
covering several thousand miles In his
From Los Angeles he will return to
Portland, from which place ho will
journey to Idaho, Utah, taking in
the cities and largest towns of that
state, and then on to Colorado, where
he will finish his missionary labors In
that state; thence to Kansas, then to
Missouri, then Illinois, lowa and Ne
braska: Wyoming next, and then Mon
tana, and will close in Washington and
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LOS ANGELES HERALDt SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 43, 1905.
CITIZENS SAY WATER DEPART
MENT IS AT FAULT -
HOT FIGHT NOW PREDICTED
Prominent Building Contractor! De.
Clare Price for Tapping Mains
Are No Lower Than Before
Thnt municipal ownership may have
Its disadvantages In set forth In a pe
tition which was filed with the city
clerk yesterday and which will be
considered by the council Monday.
Fifty prominent building contractors
protest against the charges made by
the Los Angeles Water department for
Among the signers appears the name
of P. AY. Powers, president of the
council when the city bought the woter
system, and a hot fight Is predicted.
Another Indication pointing this way
Is the fact that ex-Councilman Todd
has charge of the protestants" case.
The protest sets forth the charges,
declaring they were simply continued
nfter the plan used by the private cor
poration, which is not based on Jus
tice, according to the petition.
The petition is as follows:
Petition of Protestants
"The undersigned, building contrac
tors and property owners, respectfully
direct the attention of your honorable
body to the rule of the board of water
commissioners requiring that certain
sums of money shall be paid Into the
water department before building con
tractors or property owners are per
mitted to become users of city water.
"Under this rule, there must be paid
for tapping a water main and putting
In a small pipe from the main to the
inside of the curb line, the following
amounts: 1-2 inch service, $9; 3-4 inch
service, $12; 1 Inch service, $14; 1 1-2
inch service, $25; 2 Inch service, $35.
"These rates have been demanded by
the water department since the early
part of the year 1902, when the city ac
quired the water plant from the City
"Since taking over the water plant,
the city has followed in the footsteps
of the City Water company, exacting
payment for these connections, not
withstanding that property owners felt
assured at the time of voting for
bonds for the acquisition of the plant
that this unjust and burdensome tax
would not continue under municipal
Records of Auditor
"The records in the office of the city
auditor show that since early in 1902,
when municipal ownership commenced,
up to November 15, 1904, the sum of
$120,931 went into the water depart
ment fund from this source. In 1902,
the amount paid in was $27,293.25; in
1903, it was $42,181.35; in 1905, up to
November 15, $51,457.
The report of the water commission
ers for the year ending November 30,
1904, shows that the following ser
vices were run during the year end
ing November 15, 1904:
H inch services 3614 J32.826.00
■i " " 1301 15,(512.00
1 " " 156 2,184.00
14 " " 16 400.00
2 " " 21 735.00
6 " " 1
Total, 6143 $51,457.00
•No sizes given.
"Since November 15, 1904, the amount
paid into the water department easily
runs up the total receipts for water
connections during municipal owner
ship to the sum of $144,000.
"It is not Just or reasonable that
building contractors or property own
ers 6hould be forced to pay this tribute.
Public utility corporations do not exact
it. The Gas company, when you give
an order for gas, does not require you
tc pay nine or ten or fifteen dollars for
the mere privilege of buying gas. Then,
why should the water department im
pose this burden? If public utility cor
porations do not exact It, why should
we be compelled to pay it under muni
cipal ownership? It was our impres
sion that the ownership and operation
ot the water system by the city of Los
Angeles, would afford us the protection
we could not expect from public
"Wherefore, your petitioners re
spectfully urge that the rule of the
board of water commissioners, requir
ing payment for water connections be
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