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AT LIBRARY IS
BARED AT LAST
SECRET OF SAFE BURGLARY IS
WHISKY OF DIRECTOR OF RE.
SEAR HID IN VAULT
Loss of "Medicine" for Young Women
Causes Dr. Jones to Have Com.
bination on Steel Box
AT last it is out! The dread secret
of the library investigation has
All through the trial of Miss Celia
Gleason, on charges made by Miss
Julia Blandy, there have been vague
hints • about burglary in the library.
Several witnesses have testified the
combination on the safe was changed.
Who was this burglar and what was
she burgling, for all the library at
tendants, excepting the librarian, the
director of study and research and the
negro page, are "she." Last night this
deep, dank mystery was unveiled.
Dr. C. J. K. Jones is said to have
kept a half pint of whisky in the safe.
Dr. Jones is ! director of study and
research at the library. He is also a
minister of the gospel. He has the
fatherly feeling of a pastor for his
flock towards the young women of the
library staff and this fatherly feeling
he exercised in a number of ways. He
was particularly solicitous about their
physical welfare and when one of them
became ill whisky promptly was pre
scribed. When they were too ill to go
to him themselves for whisky they
sent the janitress and the rotund
guardian of the whisky bottle "doled
out the dose/ When the botle was
not in use it was safely stowed away
in the safe and the latter locked. But
someone besides Dr. Jones learned the
combination of the safe. The whisky
disappeared. Therefore the combina
tion of the safe was changed.
These were salient points brought
out in the cross examination of Dr.
Jones by Attorney Herbert J. Goudge
at the hearing of the library investi
gation last night.
Jones Sees Something Shocking
Once Dr. Jones was on the point of
telling something really dreadful, but
he restrained himself. This was a
reference to coming into the librarian's
office when Librarian Lummis was ab
sent and finding Miss Celia Gleason
and Miss Pearl Gleason together. He
said; that what he saw on this oc
casion shocked him dreadfully. It is
promised that this real shocking thing
which Dr. Jones witnessed will be
brought out when the defense puts its
•witnesses on the stand. The defense
says it was not really so dreadful,
after all, but that it all depends on
the point of view.
The cross-examination of Dr. Jones
last night was not as interesting as the
night before. A large part of the time
was consumed by Dr. Jones giving
evasive answers to the questions put
to him by Attorney Goudge and requir
ing the repetition of the questions sev
eral times before a direct answer could
When he did not answer evasively he
appealed to the civil service commis
sion, protesting against answering.
When forced to answer directly
•whether the various charges he had
made and the copious notes he had
read referred to Miss Celia Gleason he
"In a general wise."
Dr. Jones Cracks Joke
Once Dr. Jones cracked a joke. It
was a harmless little joke, but it
tickled him almost to pieces. His chin
whiskers stood up straight with merri
ment, and for the rest of .the evening
he was in a most complacent mood.
Attorney Goudge was referring to
the incident related by Dr. Jones of
finding an empty whisky bottle in the
work room and detecting a strong odor
"Did you recognize the odor as whis
ky?'' asked Mr. Gourde.
"No." replied Dr. Jones, "it was not
concentrated enough for that."
Then he softly chuckled all the even
That this same empty whisky bottle
the cood doctor found In the work room
mi«rht have been one of his own, which
had escaped from the safe, probably
will be introduced in evidence as the
The bearing of Miss Celia Gleason
during the ent're trial has been one of
the most interesting features. Where
.others have shown heat, she has re
mained calm. She has smiled serenely
while witnesses were trying to make
her out a person who violates all the
rules of the library and social decorum,
Th* 1 case will be continued next Fri
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FIND BOTTLE CAST ADRIFT
WITH A MESSAGE IN 190$
Buoy Which Floats Ashore at Samoa
Asks That Revenue Service Be
Notified of Fate of
EUREKA, Cal., Jan. 15.—Inclosed in
an airtight bottle the following message
was found on the beach near Samoa
"November 13, 1905.—"Whoever finds
this message will please notify the
United States revenue service that we
are on an island in the Pacific ocean
near the Hawaiian islands.
The bottle containing the message
Viorc evidences of having been in tiie
water a long time.
Although the cork was worn to the
neck of the bottle the Interior of the
receptacle was perfectly dry and the
nifssago whs quite legible. It was
written with ink on a mere scrap of
Russian Cholera Increases
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 15.— The
cholera continues to show a large
number of new chsos daily, Twenty
eight were recorded for thr twenty
four liours ondrd ;it noon today and
the last four days shows a total of
LOS ANGELES HERALD
SENATOR AGAIN TO
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ON NEXT REPLY
Friends of South Carolinan Promise
Next Answer to President Will
Be a Red=Hot
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 15.—Sen
ator Tillman, who caused considerable
sensation last week by severely ar
raigning President Roosevelt in reply to
the latter's charges in connection with
land deals in Oregon and whose criti
cisms were followed by a much more
severe arraignment of the president at
the hands of Senator Foraker, is re
ported today to be busily engaged on a
lengthy rearraignment of the chief ex
Mr. Tillman's previous attack, it is
said by his friend's, was exceptionally
mild for the "pitchfork" senator—a fact
attributed to his ill health; but it is
confidently announced that in his next
speech, shortly to be delivered, Mr.
Tillman will reveal much of the old
time fire an/I satire for which he be
came famous several* years ago.
The White House is watching Mr.
Tillman with what is said to be a
mingling of curiosity and amusement,
but Mr. Roosevelt refuses to consider
seriously the announcement that he has
another "roast" coming from the oven
of the southerner's oratory.
THE NEWS SUMMARY
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Saturday; light west wind.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 65
degrees; minimum, 52 degrees.
Mayor delays signing ordinance passed
last Tuesday, providing for license in
Board of public works takes no action on
question of disposal of garbage.
Y. If. C. A. of Los Angeles re-elects old
board of officers for ensuing year.
L. A.-P. cars collide at Beverly station,
several passengers hurt.
Robber suspect walks into jail to see
prisoner and is arrested.
Woman prefers death to jail and twice
attempts to take her life.
Former law partner of Hon. B. F. Shiveley,
next United States senator # from Indiana,
eulogizes man who has been selected to
wear toga. "*
Pete Wilson's road bill for one month is
$41,000 and supervisor Is called to grand
Ignorance of position of heart prevents
former nurse at county hospital .ending his
Board of puhlic works refuses to oblige
contractor for sewer.
Widow faints at sight of man who
stabbed husband and falls at feet of pris
Man who is alleged to have fleeced Mon
tanan out of $2200 on horse race game is
held for trial.
Cakes and pies are barred at county jail
because of smuggling into , institution of
"goodies" containing firearms.
Deep mystery at library has been re
vealed and secret of safe burglary is dis
closed. . . . . •
Names of eleven aspirants for elevation
to superior court bench at | Los Angeles
have been submitted to Governor Gillett
Southern California Baptists in conven
tion urge legislature to pass .law to stop
gambling and pass resolution declaring they
are in favor of Sunday rest--law. i ■
Women living on South Grand avenue
declare they were forced to give possession
of rooming house to others under threat of
Railroad official . admits switching
charges complained of are made because
company can set them.
Comedian hurt in tight at Grand theater,
which resulted behind the scenes because
of alleged insult to woman.
' Huge dams are swept out by floods in
various parts of state and rivers are swollen
to danger points by raging waters.
Anna Goldman and Dr. Reitman lecture
in San Francisco and are arrested by police.
Three jurors obtained for trial of Presi
dent Calhoun on charges of bribery.
Legislators at capital adjourn and will
pass vacation of few days at their home.
Senator Tlllman is busy with prepara
tion of his next reply to charges made
against him by president and friends of
southern solon say his answer will be red
hot. 71 --l
Conference of navy department officials
develops suggestion for a change in system
of navy which may result in reorganization.
Hatmakers, because uion label is dropped,
go on strike in New York.
Eighteen killed, thirty nijured in collision
on D. & R. G. in Colorado.
President vetoes bill authorizing dam on
James river in Missouri.
Thornton J. Hams acquitted after fifteen
ballots on charge of slaying William Annis
at Long Island Yacht club. i
Diplomats at Pekln, China, discuss, recent
dismissal of grand councillor for China.
Treaties With many nations signed in
SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 16, 1909.
ROAD BILL ONE
BIG SUM EXPENDED ON EVE OF
GRAND JURY CALLS SUPERVISOR
TO INQUISITORIAL ROOM
Automobiles, Culvert Pipes and High.
way Machinery Subjects for In.
vestigation — "Autograft"
COUNTY automobiles, culvert pipe
and road machinery clanked
against each other during the in
vestigation carried on by the grand
jury yesterday. P. J. Wilson, former
supervisor from the Fourth district,
was the first and principal witness. Mr.
Wilson cooled his heels in the corridor
for an hour after the session began
and he occupied exactly the same time
in answering questions. C. E. Patter
son, former chairman of the board of
supervisors, was the only other wit
ness. He was in the secret chamber
more than an hour during the after
noon, emerging about 3 o'clock, a half
hour before the jury adjourned until
The second hand automobile recently
obtained by the old board of supervis
ors for the use of the highway commis
t-iori and for which a bill is held up in
the office, was the subject
of inquiry, it is said. Why a pur
chase of $5000 worth of steel culvert
pipe was made without the formality
of bids is also mystifying the jurors
and they wanted to have their curiosity
satisfied. The pipe was purchased from
Henshaw, Bulkley & Co. and was dis
tributed in the districts represented
by Supervisors Wilson, Patterson and
Eldridge, the late "solid three." The
bulk of this pipe was sent to Wilson's
Auditor's Report Perused
Then there is the machinery question.
This matter has received the attention
of the jury before this. The investiga
tion received a new impetus yesterday,
it is understood, after the members of
the inquisitorial body read the semi
annual report of the county auditor.
During the six months ended De
cember 31, according to this report,
more than $200,000 had been expended
on roads in the First, Third, Fourth
and Fifth districts. The average was
about $34,000 a month.
In the Fourth district, over which
Wilson presided and in which he had
built up one of the strongest political
machines ever known in the county's
history, the enormous sum of $94,816.71
was expended during the half year.
But what caused the greatest sur
prise yesterday was the fact that
$41,444.30 of this amount was spent in
December, the last month of Wilson's
official connection with the county.
Where did all this money go, and what
was the reason for the apparent frantic
rush to deplete the county treasury,
are questions that caused some com
The money expended in Wilson's dis
trict during the six months lacked only
$13,000 of eating up the apportionment
for that district from the collection of
taxes for the first half of the year.
This apportionment was $104,108.04.
Where the Money Went
Following is a list showing the dif
ferent road districts in the Fourth dis
trict where the money was spent and
the amounts supplied to each during
Artesia district, $1,208.59; Ballona,
$13,336.73; Catalina, $1,830.75; Centinela,
$3,054.56; Compton, $1,022.32; Clear
water, $584.70; Downey, $1,526.51; Flor
ence, $1,767.35; Fruitland, $1,147.30; Gar
dena, $1,725.07: Green Meadows, $938.60:
Hyde Park. $1,464.15: Lomita, $87; Los
Alamitos, $887.19; Montebello, $836.65;
Long Beach, $3,779.30; Norwalk, $1,718.
--02; Redondo, $105.37; San Antonio,
$1,253.09; Santa Monica, $614.30; Wil
mington, $612.75; W Tiseburn, $1,019.03:
Demands for machinery in various
road districts were handed to the
grand jury yesterday by County
Auditor Dow. These demands were
twenty-six in number and many are
for purchases from Henshaw, Bulkley
& Co. In Wilson's district during the
last month of his service as a super
visor this company presented six bills
for machinery, ranging from $20 to
$500, and totalling $1883. This machin
ery was distributed as follows:
Ballona road district. $500; Fruit
land, $375: Hyde park. $375: Montebello,
two lots, $375 and $238; Wilmington,
Oil for the Fourth district in De
cember cost the county $4770.
No reports have been received from
road foremen in the Fourth district
in regard to the amount of money on
hand from their apportionments. These
reports will be received during the
coming week and will be made public
immediately by Wilson's successor, C.
The Ffiht district, formerly repre
sented by C. E. Patterson, expended
$8897.62 during the last month Mr. Pat
terson was in office. This is little more
than an average for the six month?.
$44,543 having been spent for road
work during that time.
Autograft and Smokegraft
The disclosures made yesterday of
the tactics of the former "solid three,"
coming as they did on the day that
The Herald had shown the close con
nection between Mayor Harper's city
hall machine, Walter Parker's Southern
Pacific machine and the "solid" super
visors, created a: great deal of comment
not only at the court house but at
many other places where men congre
In inner circles there wns not much
surprise at the part taken by the super
visors in "sewing up" the meat situa
tion in Los Angeles city and county.
A prominent restauranteur said: "I
am glad this automobile exposure fol
lowed so closely upon The Herald's
article regarding the Southwestern
Packing company. I am one of those
who % was 'shown' how to buy meat as
well as cigars: I have a nice little
block of oil stock; I am sweetened a
bit on the sugar game; my fire insur
ance is 'right'; I am safe on accident
insurance, and in one or two other ways
which The Herald has not yet broken
open. I am one of the 'good dogs,' but
I am not happy.
"I'll certainly be glad if The Herald
continues its exposures until the whole
affair is cleaned up and men who pay
1 (Continued on Page Two.)
IS VICE PROTECTED
IN LOS ANGELES?—IX
Showing How the Southern Pacific Political Machine
Made and Successfully Carried Out a Plot to
Gain Control of the Los Angeles
HHE HERALD realizes, and believes that the people of Los Angeles realize, that
never in the history of the city has it been so important for the people to know
exactly the kind of men who are in charge of the city's public affairs and the
influences which surround these men that will be reflected invtheir actions.
The issues pregnant with future weal or woe to the city that must be worked out by
its public servants within the next four years are of such transcendent importance that
none but men of the highest character should be permitted as officials of the city to con
trol and direct them. The city certainly does not want men in charge of its great Owens
River enterprise who will either neglect or violate their official duties Or who will wrong
fully use their official positions for their personal gain or aggrandizement.
In several articles which have preceded this, The Herald has endeavored to show
to the people of the city the character of some of its public servants by showing how
their official duties have been discharged within the last two years.
Yesterday, by publishing the names and political history of certain stockholders in
the Southwestern Packing Company, of which Mayor Harper is President, The Herald
endeavored to throw additional light upon the political influences which surround Mayor
Harper, influences which The Herald has reason to believe are earnestly endeavoring to
secure control of the great Owens River Aqueduct scheme so that it may be exploited
to their individual profit and political aggrandizement.
The Herald has gone to some trouble to inform itself as to certain influences which
were behind Mayor Harper's candidacy and largely contributed to his election as Mayor
of the city. In the course of this investigation, The Herald has obtained what it is very
sure is the complete history of what politicians would call the "Frame-up" which re
sulted in his candidacy and election. This chapter of political history is as follows:
Previous to the county election of 1907, certain politicians constituting largely the in
side political machine of the Southern Pacific Company endeavored to lay their plans so
as to secure certain results in the approaching county and state elections of that year.
One of these results was the taking care of Ed Kern, who at that time was a member
of the City Council, in which position he had proved himself a steadfast friend and sup
porter of the interests whose political welfare is the special concern of the Southern Pa
cific political machine.
Another was the election of Mr. Eldridge as a member of the Board of Supervisors.
And the third was the election of a Mayor for the city of Los Angeles who could be
depended upon by the interests represented by this machine.
THERE WERE CERTAIN NEGOTIATIONS AMONG MACHINE POLITI
CIANS LEADING UP TO THE ADOPTION OF CERTAIN PLANS TO ACCOM
PLISH THESE PURPOSES. PROMINENT IN THESE NEGOTIATIONS WAS
MR. M. W. CONKLING, THE BROTHER-IN-LAW OF MAYOR HARPER, AND A
MAN WHO FOR YEARS HAS BEEN NOTORIOUS FOR DOING SOUTHERN
PACIFIC POLITICS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. THIS AGREEMENT AS
FINALLY "FRAMED UP" WAS AS FOLLOWS:
The Democrats were to nominate a candidate for supervisor in Eldridge's supervis
orial district who at the proper time would see that a vacancy was created on the Demo
cratic ticket for that office by retiring. A nominating committee to fill this vacancy, con
sisting of Jake Frolich, Eddie Morris and one Weiss, was to be appointed, and that com
mittee, when the vacancy was created on the Democratic ticket, was to fill it with
Eldridge's name. We may state in passing that the members of this committee were de
nied seats in the Democratic county convention which met in August of last year and
read out of the party on account of their actions in carrying out their part of the plan.
This scheme, it must be borne in mnd, meant the placing of the name of
Eldridge, the Republican candidate for supervisor, on the Democratic ticket as
the Democratic candidate also. Mayor McAleer, a Republican, before his ad
ministration expired was to appoint Mr. Kern, a Democrat, Chief of Police, thus as
suring him of a lucrative position. Mayor Harper was to become the Democratic candi
date for Mayor. His candidacy was to be favored by the Southern Pacific Republican
machine, and, if elected, he was to so arrange his Police Commission and so use his ap
pointive power that Mr. Kern should be "taken care of."
The completeness with which the agreement was carried out was not only
an eloquent tribute to the power of the Southern Pacific Republican machine,
but it was also an interesting bit of evidence showing how completely the
interest of the public in political matters is at the mercy of that organization.
Not until some time after this agreement was made was the candidacy of Mayor Har
per announced. In pursuance of the agreement, the Democratic nominee for supervisor
in Eldridge's district, when sufficient time had elapsed to make it impossible for the
Democrats by petition to place a candidate upon the ticket to oppose Mr. Eldridge, re
signed from the ticket and refused to continue his candidacy.
The Democratic nominating committee, being vested by the Democratic convention
with the power to fill the vacancy upon the ticket caused by the resignation of that
party's supervisorial candidate, promptly filled the vacancy with the name of Eldridge,
and Eldridge was as promptly and safely elected. Mr. Kern was duly appointed Chief of
Police by Mayor McAleer before his term expired. Mr, Harper received the Democratic
nomination for Mayor and Dr. Lindley, an estimable citizen, received the Republican
nomination and made the race, doubtless with the conviction that he was not only the
honest choice but would receive the honest and loyal support of all of his party, and par
ticularly those in control of its party machinery.
The contest for Mayor was permitted to go on between the nominees of
the two parties, Messrs. Harper and Lindley, with additional life being injected
into it by the campaign of Mr. Lee Gates as an independent candidate. Dr.
Lindley's friends were confident of his election, but he was not elected—proba
bly because of the fact that at the last moment the Southern Pacific Republican
machine, in the quiet way that it has of doing politics, threw its influence in
favor of Mayor Harper and landed him in the position, as per schedule which
his brother-in-law, Mr. Conkling, had arranged with the machine months
Ma^yor Harper, having been elected, appointed a Police Commission to several mem
bers of which The Herald has of late been paying some attention. AND THAT COM
MISSION, IN PURSUANCE OF THE AGREEMENT PREVIOUSLY MADE,
FAILED TO DISTURB MR. KERN IN HIS POSITION AS CHIEF OF POLICE.
The foregoing is a plain and simple statement of conditions and influences to which
Mayor Harper largely owes his official position.
That he was endeavoring to serve those influences when he appointed Mr. Kern
upon the Board of Public Works, and that that appointment was made at the dictation of
those influences, The Herald has evidence which it will submit to its readers tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—With the
signing of an arbitration treaty be
tween the United States and Austria-
Hungary at the state department this
afternoon, conventions of that charac
ter with more than twenty nations of
the world have been agreed to. The
treaty now goes to the senate for rati
Secretary Root also signed the extra
dition treaty with Honduras.
Officials of the state department de
clined to say whether the treaty is
Venezuela and the United States have
mgreed to the basis of a settlement of
the disputes between them and a pro
tocol is being drawn up.
Presumptively the case* in dispute
will ho referred to The Hague for arbi
DERAILED BY CATTLE
[Special to The Herald. 1
SAN BERNARDINO, Jan. 15.—The
California limited on the Santa F<e
which left Los Angeles yesterday morn
ing was derailed this afternoon at Eads
siding, eighteen miles west of here.
The accident was caused by the train
running into a bunch of cattle, several
of which were killed.
Every car in the train is off the track
and it is stated none of the passengers
are seriously injured.
No further particulars were available
up to a late hour tonight.
Pacific Squadron at Valparaiso
VALPARAISO, Jan. 15.—The first
division of the American Pacific
squadron steamed into tt\is port this
SINGLE COPIES: Ss'%^ s^^-
MANY ARE KILLED IN
WRECK ON D.& R.G.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Jan.
15.—1n a collision between Denver &
Rio Grande passenger train No. 55,
westbound, and eastbound freight train
No. 66 at Dotsero tonight at least
eighteen persons were killed and a
number were injured.
This train it was expected would
bring back the injured and possibly
tonight, but it was not expected to
reach here before 2 o'clock.
Meager details of the wreck are to
the effect that the freight train was
attempting to take a siding on orders
to let the passenger pass, but had only
partly run off the main line when the
passenger train came tearing along
ami crashed into it.
It is impossible at this time to get
any of the names of the dead or in
AT THEIR HOMES
SPEAKER STANTON RETURNS
TO LOS ANGELES
OTHER LAWMAKERS ALSO REST
AFTER BUSY WEEK
Adjournment Taken Until Monday.
Anti-Race Track Bill Expected to
Cause Lively Fight—Appoint
[By Associated Press.]
SACRAMENTO. Jan. 15.-The legis
lature closed an acfive week's
work this afternoon with the ad
journment of both branches until Mon
day and the preliminary organization
of important committee that met after
senate and assembly chambers were
emptied of lawmakers.
A great majority of the members left
tonight for their homes, including
Speaker Stanton, who lives in Los
The speaker's last word to the assem
blymen was that their committees were
dispatching business with unusual
rapidity, but he expected even more o£
them next week.
The senate committee on elections or
ganized and decided to act as soon a^
possible upon the direct primary
measures before it. netting the date for
the first public hearing on Thursday.
Large delegations representing vari
ous organizations are expected. Paul
Bancroft will represent the board of
supervisors of San Francisco; Hiram
Johnson the direct primary league and
John W. Sweeney the labor council of
Several Democratic members of the
senate are planning amendments thac
will be fought out on the floor.
The assembly committee on public
morals also organized, but, according to
Chairman Griffiths, did not set a day
for the hearing on the anti-race track
Severar delegations from San Fran
cisco and Los Angeles are expected to
appear before the body to fight for and
against a favorable report on the
The assembly ways and means com
mittee, which will apportion money for
various uses suggested by the governor
and members of the legislature, will
meet in the assembly chamber at noon
For Department of Banks
The banks and banking committee on
Wednesday will take up the measure
prepared by the governor's special com
mission creating a state department of
In the senate today the long list of
appointments made by the governor
was confirmed and numerous bills were
introduced, including a number pre
pared by the Commonwealth club of
San Francisco as a result of the "'graft
prosecutions" and designed to expe
dite the trial of criminal cases. These
also were presented to the assembly.
In the lower house Senator Wolfe's
joint resolution indorsing the Hetch-
Hetchy water supply for San Francisco
was adopted after the first serious
affray of the session.
Assembly Baxter of Yosemite valley
had offered an amendment fixing the
point of diversion of the waters of thf;
Tuolumne river, and was supported by
Drew, one of the Republican floor
In defending the resolution against
amendment and the consequent compli
cations entailed, Nathan C. Coghlan ot"
San Francisco said he had suspected
that the owners of the present water
supply in his city were maintaining a
lobby in Washington and Sacramento
to secure delay.
This brought Drew to his feet in self
defense, and Speaker Stanton repri
manded Coghlan, declaring his language
was extremely unparliamentary.
The vote stood 22 to 51 when the as
sembly adopted the joint senate resolu
tion introduced by Senator Wolfe for
the supervisors of San Francisco, ask
ing congress to give San Francisco tbo
Hetch Hetchy water supply.
The debate during which Nathan C.
Coghlan of San Francisco, in support
ing the resolution and fighting an
amendment offered by Baxter of Yose
mite was called to order by Speaker
Stanton for "remarks entirely unparlia
mentary," was the first floor fight in
the lower branch.
Gogblan of San Francisco moved the
adoption of the resolution, when Bax
ter offered an amendment specifying
the point of diversion to be one mile
below the confluence of Jawbone creek.
Baxter said he wanted San Francisco
to have the water, but he wanted also
to be sure that he»- engineers would not
change their minds about running the
pipe line to Jawbone.
Under the senate resolution, he said,
they could get the water at any point
above Jackson and condemn millions of
dollars' worth of mining property that
pollute the water for nearly twenty
miles a:bove that town.
Baxter's amendment was to specify
the point of diversion in the resolution,
and Coghlan, speaking for the San
Francisco delegation, said he had
"grave suspicions that there was a
lobby in Washington and another just
outside the Assembly chamber, em
ployed in the interests of the owners
of the present water supply," seeking
delay in congress.
Drew of Fresno objected to these re
marks, as he had already spoken in
favor of the amendment.
Coghlan shouted back that Drew or
anyone else could take all the excep
tions they wanted, and then repeated
Speaker Stanton reprimanded Mr.
In the senate two hours were de
voted to confirmation of many minor
appointments made in the last few
months by the governor.
To Expedite Graft Cases
The bill prepared by the Common
wealth club of San Francisco to ex
pedite criminal trials growing out of the
graft prosecution were introduced.
Drew spoke in support of Baxter's
amendment and Schmitt and Young
Coghlan made a vigorous speech in
favor of the motion, during which he
was called to order by the speaker for
remarks regarding alleged lobbies at
Washington nnd in Sacramento work
ing in the interest of the owners of the
present wat£r supply.
The amendment was lost on roll call,
61 to 22, and the resolution adopted by
viva voco vote.
Otis presented a resolution drawn hy
the board of regents of the state uni-
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