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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADS FIGHT
FOR A FREE HARBOR AT SAN PEDRO
ISSUES AN APPEAL
Committee Says Three
Representative Business Men of Los
Angeles Believe Battle Must Be
Begun Against Forces Con.
trolling Water Front
Members of the chamber of commerce
believe that the battle which was
fought some years ago by the people
of Los Angeles county for a free har
tor must be fought over again on a
much larger scale, for the fight then
was against only one railroad com
pany but the present fight is against
three powerful corporations.
When it was proposed to locate the
harbor in Santa Monica the project
was fought vigorously for the reason
that the Sojthern Pacific railroad
owned all the water frontage and would
have been in control of the harbor.
After a nerce fight San Pedro was de
cided on as the location of the harbor
but according to the report of the
harbor committee presented to the
chamber of commerce yesterday the
frontage on the harbor at San Pedro is
in the control of the Salt Lake, the
Southern Pacific and the Wilmington
Transportation company, and that the
three have combined to control the en
The harbor committee is composed of
the following men: W. J. Washburn,
S. Q. Story, C. D. Willard, Bradner W.
Lee, Randolph Miner, W. J. Hunsaker,
J. O. Keepnl.
Following la the report made by the
The attention of the public of Los
Angeles and vicinity is called to the
unfortunate condition of affair* that
now prevails with respect to the effort
to develop the Interior harbor of San
Pedro. The chamber of commerce,
which has through the whole period
of its existence stood for the principle
of a free harbor, and has to the best of
its ability protected the people's in
terest in the commercial waterfront,
finds that principle now seriously
threatened In the encroachment of cor
porate ownership about the Interior
harbor and urges that public opinion
be aroused to a sense of the Impending
Mutt Again Fight for Freedom
Citizens of Los Angeles county who
have resided here more than five years
will remember that for nearly a decade
thu people of this region carried on a
determined tight agulnst the . proposed
location of the harbur at Santa Monica,
where it would . have . been completely.
f Two Prominent Members of the Harbor Committee: W. J. Hunsaker at
% the Left and F. Q. Story
under the domination of one railroad.
It will be remembered, moreover, that
the most difficult phase of that conflict
was the long period of waiting, when
the people were compelled to refuse the
appropriations that were freely offered
for the Santa Monica site and clung to
the principle of commercial freedom,
sometimes without reasonable grounds
for hope. The battle wns finally won
as to the location of the harbor but the
legitimate fruits of that victory are
by no means all in the possession of the
people. The exterior harbor is nearlng
completion, but it is available for com
merce only by the construction of long
wharves, for a frontage of which only
a limited area 13 free from corporate
In view of the fact that the govern
ment has entered upon the project to
build an interior harbor in Wilmington
bay, the exterior area will be of use
chiefly as a harbor of refuge and as a
safe entrance to the channel. The deep
Bea commerce for the southwest during
the next half century must be trans
acted In the region between Dead Man's
Island and Wilmington, and It Is there
that the next battle for commercial
freedom must be fought out.
Public Should Be Informed
Practically the entire area surround
ing the interior harbor Is now owned
either by the Southern Pacific and the
Salt Lake companfes. or Is owned or
claimed by the Bannings or the Ban
ning company. In the former conflict
the Salt Lake company, then the Ter
mlnal, was with the people and against
the Southern Pacific. Since that time
Its ownership has shifted, and now to
all Intents and purposes the three cor
oprationa that control the land about
the harbor are as one.
The attitude of the chamber is In no
wire influenced by hostility toward
these corporations, all of which have
participated in the largest measure to
upbuilding of this region. The cham
ber, however, in this us in other mat
ters, represents the people and it Is
plainly contrary to public, policy that
the entire commercial waterfront
should be left in the hands of three
non-competitive corporations no mat
ter what or who they are, if there is
liny feasible plan by which some of It
mil bu kept open for tho free access
of other agencies.
The situation Is admittedly difficult
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 190*
and dangerous, but It Is not without
the possibility of a solution. It is
necessary, first of all, that the public
should be Informed as to the facts and
be aroused to the sinister significance
of certain apparently unimportant
events that are taking place day by
Inner Harbor of Great Importance
The interior harbor project Is In two
parts. First, deepening the channel and
opening a turning basin back to Mor
mon Island, which would give us a
small harbor for Immediate necessities
of light draft deep-sea vessels; and
second, the great Interior harbor for
all deep-sea craft, running back two
miles beyond Mormon Island with
seven miles of water front, a harbor in
its practical value superior to that of
San Francisco. It Is the latter harbor
that is going to make Los Angeles a
city of over a million population, occu
pying the entlro space from the moun
tains to the ocean, and it is this har
bor whose freedom to public access is
now hanging in the balance.
Half the sum needed for the first pro
ject—that covering the area of Mor
mon Island— has been appropriated and
the work is under way. All of the land
surrounding this area Is absolutely
owned by corporations, and the situa
tion there eeems to be Impregnable.
Franchises have been and will be
granted for the construction of
wharves between the harbor lines and
the land, and the town authorities or
supervisors are able to fix charges over
those wharves, but as the only access
to tidewater must be over the land
owned by these corporations and oc
cupied by their roads, it Is perfectly
evident that the public him no com
mercial rights In the premises other
than what these corporations choose to
One' result of this situation Is that
the Los Angeles merchant is compelled
to pay the same rates for bringing his
goods from the waterfront at San
Pedro that he pays for bringing up his
goods from the 100 mile distant water
front of Ban Diego.
Another result Is that the United
States government finds itself ham
pered In the work of harbor develop,
inent by the refusal of,the corporations
to allow the drudgiitf to be pumped
where It . could be delivered most ad
vantageously, but requires It to be de
livered where it will make land for the
railroads' own use.
May Stop Construction
But there Is no feasible project, other
than condemnation at great expense
for public use, by which these lands
can be thrown open or commercial
freedom be secured for this lower sec
tion of the harbor.
The larger harbor, the second great
project, Is still In its formative stage,
and If the present plans of the corpora
tions can be defeated and If the people
are prepared to settle down to a long
and arduous conflict, to be carried on
partly in the courts and partly before
congress, and if the same courageous
spirit that saved the outside harbor
from corporate ownership can be
roused to protect this larger inside har
bor, It will be possible to regain for
the people the right of free access to
the waterfront, which seems now en
tirely beyond our reach.
Although no appropriation has been
mada for work on the larger interior
harbor, it wns thought advisable by
the harbor board of the United States
engineers to locate the harbor linos
some distance up the bay. The plan
as devised by this board Involved the
dredging out of a considerable area
covered by the tide land claims of the
Bannings or the Banning company. In
fact, these tide land claims plaster
nearly the entire upper section of the
It Is a rule of the United States har
bor work that the government will not
undertake to condemn and pay for land
wherein to construct a harbor. If,
therefore, the Bannings or the Banning
company stand on their claims and if
the claims have any merit In law. It is
an effectual barrier to the construction
of a great harbor in the Wilmington
Grip Is Tightened
The Salt Lake people have heretofore
always contended that the tide land
claims were absolutely without merit.
Now, however, they have gone in with
the Bannings or the Banning company
and the Southern Pacific in presenting
to the government a project which in
effect concedes the validity of these
This project is for the construction
of a wide peninsula of land the full
length of the harbor, dividing the basin
Into two narrow channels, and this
land, although built by the government
and therefore properly free and open to
the public, is to be turned over to the
ownership of the three corporations.
Thus far the government engineers
have refused to accede to this propo
sition, not because it Involves a further
tightening of the grip of the monopoly
on the harbor, for that is an issue out
side of the perview of the board, but
because the corporations in their
nnxtety to secure as much land as pos
sible, have narrowed the channel on
each side of the peninsula until the
engineers assert that it will prevent the
free passage in and out of ships.
Another issue of serious Import has
arisen In the attempt of Wilmington
to secure incorporation as a city of
the sixth class. We believe that the
people living about the San Pedro bay
region are quite as keenly awake to
the necessity for a free, harbor as any
in Los Angeles, for the value of their
Innda and the prosperity of their busi
ness enterprises will largely depend
upon the successful development of
commerce through that port. Never
theless the incorporation of another
municipality about the bay of San
Pedro JuHt at this time will tend to
■till further complicate the legal is
sues entwined about the tide land
claims and render more difficult the
final and, we believe, Inevitable Joining
of all this region with Los Angeles In
one city or city and county government.
The chamber of commerce finds it
self therefore compelled to oppose tv»
effort to Incorporate Wilmington, and
It calls upon the press and the public
to urge the board of supervisors not to
Increase the difficulties of the situation
by taking this step.
Will Continue Fight
It must be admitted that with tho
present work on the Interior harbor
hampered and the future work com
pletely stalled by the attitude of the
corporations owning the land about
the harbor, there is only a slender
chance that appropriations can be ob
tained in Washington this winter for
undertaking new work In this region
beyond Mormon Island. It Is of great
er present Importance to the people
of this region that their rights with re
spect to this harbor should be deter
mined than that the work should pro
ceed Irrespective of those rights. It is
in a way a repetition of the conditions
of 1894-5 and 6, when the people of this
region decided to go without a harbor
until one could be secured that would
be open to competition.
The situation, is one that calls for
patience and for Independent courage
on the part of our business men. No
doubt Influence will presently be ex
erted to secure their consent to the
peninsula plan, the project to build
more land at government expense to
be given to the railroads, and to close
up our last avenue of approach to the
harbor. But we do not believe that
these Influences can be made to pre
vail if the public will arouse to vig
orous action. We have waited twenty
years for this, harbor and can wait
twenty years more, if need be.
The chamber of commerce stands'
ready to take up the old fight where it
left off In 1898. It will raise funds,
employ what legal help may be neces
sary, send committees to Washington
and continually offer the facts to the
people and call upon them for aid. It
Is a fight for commercial freedom and
however long and arduous, and how
ever discouraging It may be at times.
In the end It can have but one out
come—the people must win.
The social event of the month In
Highland will be the vaudeville enter
tainment for which extensive prepara
tions are being made by the members
of the H. T. club. This society of
young men has decided to give a social
dance once a month during the winter
months while Highland is filled with
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Frazer of Palma
avenue have as their guests this week
Mr. and Mrs. Z. D. Matthews of Los
Angeles, who will soon leave for a trip
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bradstreet,
Capt. and Mrs. Alexis K. Frye and
little son, Mrs. K. S. Frye, Miss Ger
trude Frye and F. Perez of Cuba have
returned from their summer home at
Long Beach. - They have been absent
J. H. Phy and family of Oregon have
taken possession of their handsome
ranch home on Boulder avenue. The
place formerly belonged to H. O'House
ley of Boston.
Frank Wllmot, who was called here a
fortnight ago by the death of his Bis
ter, Mrs. Frank 11. Cole, returned to his
home In ChUUcothe, 111., this week.
Herman Shaffner, grand keeper of
records and seal of the grand lodge
Knlghti of Pythias, together with W.
I). Wagner, grand prelate, . vUlted the
Highland lodge early In the week.
C. U. Young, deputy head , consul of
the Modern Woodmen of America, has
successfully organized a camp In High
land. There are already thirty-four
charter members, with the promise of
many others. The primary meeting was
held on Saturday evening at Knights
of Pythias hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Frapk Baumgartner
left last week to make their home in
Home Rebekah lodge. No. 76, enter
tained as guests of honor Tuesday
evening Grand President Mrs. Jennie
Katzensteln of New Castle, Past Grand
President Mrs. Ada Madson of Los
Angeles, Past Grand President Miss
Fannie Benjamin of Los Angeles,
who is also trustee of the Orphanß'
home of the grand assembly of Re
bekahs of California; Assistant Deputy
and President Mrs. Aurora B. Wilier
of Los Angeles and past grand presi
dent of the Rebekahs of Arizona, Mrs.
Noble. The hall was decorated with
smilax and flowers and the evening
was occupied in conferring the degree
on three new members. Mrs. H. G.
Belote presented a hand-painted china
dish to Grand President Mrs. Katzen
The degree was followed by a ban-
Quet in the hall.
Mrs. H. K. Laird and two children
are spending a few weeks at Elsl
C. B. Irvine of Santa Monica was vis
iting In Sawtelle yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis of Chi
cago are visiting Mrs. Noah Lankston
this winter. '
Richard Powers left this week for a
two weeks' visit in San Diego.
Mrs. George Brower left last week
Mr. and Mrs. Scholard of South Da
kota are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
O. W, Jewett on Oregon avenue.
Mrs. Vlckery of Kalamazoo, Mich., is
visiting her sister, Mrs. John Farley.
Mrs. Vlckery is a delegate to the W.
C. T. U. convention.
Mrs. Alfred Tuck of San Jose is vis
iting her mother, Mrs. Fred Brandt.
Mrs. C. E. Newton of Durango, Colo.,
was the guest of Morris Cusslck and
family the past week.
H. C. Hallett, ex-mayor of Northamp
ton, Mass., and A. Hallett, a prominent
manufacturer of San Francisco, were
visitors with P. A. Schumacher and
family thli week.
Mrs. M. A. Fowler and daughter of
Duarte are being entertained by J. C.
Sheppard and family.
Mrs. J. G. Reeder. wife of Superior
Court Judge Reeder of Nebraska, who
has been visiting with Mrs. J. F. Davis
for several days, has gone to San Diego
for a week's visit with friends.
Mrs. W. W. Bess and family left
Wednesday evening for Marlcopa,
where they will remain . a couple of
months visiting friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Carhart went to
Los Angeloß Wednesday to attend tho
wedding of Mr. Carhart'B brother.
Warren, to Miss Leila Simons.
A musical was given Thursday at the
home of M. H. Tanner on Wllshlre ave
nue, it being his 56th birthday. Miss
Ada May of Philadelphia rendered eev
eral splendid selections on the piano.
Miss Velma Tanner. Mlbb CelestU
Kmerlck and Ralph Tanner also as<
slated to entertain the numerous guestu
with musical selections.
The Woman's club met Wednesday
evening at the home of Mrs. W. T,
Brown. The club will celebrate its
third anniversary with a lecture at
Masonio - hall November 24, to which
their friends will bo invited.
s Invitations are out for a reception to
be given , November 23 by Mr*. S. J.
McFadden for W. E. McFadden ana
bride, nee Miss Foster, daughter ot
Don Juan Marco Foster of San Juan
Mrs. Emily Balcolm and daughter,
Emily Hubbard of Trinidad, Colo., who
spent a week in Elslnore at the home
of Mrs. Balcolm's sisters, Mrs. S.
Farcy and Mrs. Martha Lawrence, re
turned home Thursday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thompson of
Los Angeles arrived Monday and reg
istered at the Lakeview. Mrs. Thomp
son, who was formerly Miss Lura Peck
of Elslnore, visited her father, Capt.
L. B. Peck, who resides here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Coran, children
and nurse, and Miss Viola Payne R
H. Rlsley and Bert Dunbar, all of Long
Beach, who have been visiting here, re
turned home Monday. Mr. Coran came
in his automobile a week ago, Mrs Co
ran having spent a month here.
Mrs. J. J. Mabb and sister, Miss
Winchester of Los Angeles, have been
enjoying an outing at the springs
Mrs. Grove D. Streeter and Mrs. J.
C. Skinner, who spent a month at the
Springs, have returned to Santa Ana.
Mrs. L. G. Maxwell, who was called
to Santa Ana last week by the death
of her father, William N. Tedford re
turned home Wednesday. Mrs. Max
well spent several days in Los Angeles
with her daughter, Mrs. Edmund Staf
John L. Beveridge, former governor
of Illinois, is a guest this week at- the
A. E. Clark and W. J. Anderson of
San Diego were Monday arrivals '
Miss F. Bryant of Columbus, Ohio
Is spending some time here.
O.- Moore is here from Los Angeles.
The officers and teachers of the
Presbyterian church were entertained
by Mrs. Howard Woodrow Monday
evening, \mong those present were
Rev. and Mrs. C. M. Fisher, Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Wheat, Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Wilson, Dr. and Mrs. M. H.'Chamber
lln, Mr. C. G. and Miss Rogers, Mr
G. H. Hutchins, Mrs. M. Woodrow, Mrs
Stelson, Misses Hutchins, Rowell.
Crews and Woodrow.
Hal Rives entertained a party of
friends at his home Wednesday even-
Ing, many of them of the high school
A choir party was given at the homo
of Mrs. 13. S. Armstrong Thursday
evening at which each guest represent
ed some well known song, the title of
which was to be guessed by the cos
♦ume worn. The hostesses were Mmes.
Armstrong, Marshall, Zimmerman and
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bowerman,
who have been spending the past four
months at Alameda, returned Saturday.
Miss Elizabeth Weatherford of Los
Angeles and Miss Lamb of Pasadena
were guests at the home of Mrs. G.
H. Hutchins this week.
Mesdames Marshall, Walters, Thom
as and Spence have been in Los Ange
les attending a home missionary con
Jay Gould's Town Deserted
Oouldsboro, Lackawanna county,
which was named for the late Jay
Gould, who was the founder of the
town, he having operated a tannery at
that place before he became either rich
or famous, Is a deserted village. Ac
cording to the report of School Superin
tendent Taylor of Lackawanna county
its publla school has dwindled to a
paltry attendance of fifteen pupils and
itH tunnel-ten and huw mille have en
tirely disappeared.— Philadelphia Rec