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NUMBER SO. 1 XVIv llj .
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Sunday; light north wind. Maximum
temperature yesterday, 70 degrees;
minimum, 50 degrees.
Alleged j count who figured : In polloe
court circles In Lob Angeles la under .
arrest In Paris accused' of obtaining
$4000 In jewels by fraudulent meth
ods. Section 2, PAGE 1.
Accused of passing checks of no value,
man appearing to be wealthy Is
(ought by police authorities.
Section 2. PAGE 13.
Pleased with end of divorce trials and'
department No. 1 of county courts
breathes sighs of relief.
: •..■ : Section 2. PAGE 12.
District attorney's offices enlarged and
prosecutor's rooms j removed to Tajo
building. ... Section 1, PAOE 7.
Strong plea made before Sierra club !
for preservation of Hetch-Hetchy val
ley. , . Section 2. PAGE 11.
Taggart and Myers promise saving and
candidates for office outline their pol
icy. . Section 2, PAGE 1.
Oppose annexation of Huntlngton Park
as neighbors recall former methods
used. | Section 2. PAGE 1.
Leaves building for children's hospital
and bequeatheg beside property cash
legacy. . Section 2. PAGE 1.
Editorial, Letter Box and Hasklns' let
ter. Section 1, PAGE 6.
Soolety, clubs and woman's department.
Section 1, PAGES .8-9.
Theaters and dramatic criticisms.
Section 3, PAGES 10-11.
Campaign Is really begun by Good Gov
ernment league. Section 1, PAGE 10.
Want explanation of De Lara arrest;
Pacific Outlook questions methods of
police. Section 1, PAGE i.
Utilities I commission petition given '
enough, signatures to be placed on bal
lot Section 2, PAGE 10.
Naming of Dingle Is cut-and-dried
proposition. ;■ Section 2, PAGE 10.
Five hundred girls will sing In chorus
of "Samßo Song." Section 1, PAGE 7.
Fraternal and lodges. Section 3, PAGE 7.
Music. • } Section 1. PAGE 9.
Classified advertising. Section 2, PAGES 5-9.
Mines and oil fields. Section 2. PAGE 11.
Real estate. Section 2, PAGES 2-4.
Births and deaths. Section 2. PAGE 5.
News of the courts. Section 2, PAGE 12.
City brevities. Section 1, PAGE 7.
Markets and financial. Section 2, PAGE 11.
Automobiles. Section 3, PAGES 1-6 and 11.
I SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Conductor tickled, Jumps from rapidly
moving Newport car. Section 2, PAGE.IO.
Examiner to get first hand Information
on San Pedro harbor. Official visit
. will be made Monday. Section 2, PAOB 10.
Two | women In race for school trustee .
at Santa Monica. Section 2, PAGE 10.
Says nurses are given wholesome meals
at Pasadena hospital. Section 2, PAGE 10.
Halloween joy puts a clamp on traffic
. in R«dlanUs. Section 2. PAGE 10.
I COAST I
Man in captive balloon who made flight' .
to secure pictures of water front of
- San Francisco bay * lands safely.
■ ',■ -■:- • Section 1. PAGE 3.
Five officers of defunct bank In Port
land, Ore., indicted on two charges.
- ■' • ; Section 1. PAGE 1.
Balloons will ascend today in third race
from San Francisco. Section 1. PAGE 1.
Lakes-to-Gulf vent ion at New Or
leans hears humorous and encourag
• ing address by President Tart. '
■' - Section 1.-PAGE 1.
Pyrotechnics and oratory mark the
ending of' mayoralty contest In New
York city.: . . Section 1, PAGE 1.
Chief inspector of foods In talk before
Flour Men's club In Chicago shows
impossibility of evading pure food
laws. , - ' . Section 1, PAGE 1.
Pervert sets fire to St. Louis county jail
At Clayton. Mo., and mother declares
son ' did not know difference between -
right and wrong. Section 1, PAGE 1.
Father assists son from field who was
Injured, In game of football between
Wots Point and Harvard.
- ' , Section 1. PAGE 1.
Democrats get best of political bat
at. Jackson, Ky., seize court house
and defy Republicans with shotguns.
Section 1. PAGE L.
Two girls fatally burned at Halloween
entertainment in Kansas City.
-, .: • Section 1. PAGE 1.
Religious crusaders in Washington plan
to enter honVes and take flashlight
. photos after families retire, to purify
city's morals Section.!, PAGE 2.
Court's ' remarks to Jury 'by judge Is '"
cause of reversal of decision rendered
In Kansas City by federal jurist. ■
. Section 1. PAQJC 2.
Suspends . head of. Important bureau of
I administration ( when ' geodetic officer .' >'
,is _ removed. ;,... Section 1. PAGE 2.
Nation's new disease slowly vanquished ■
and only two cases remain In Elgin, '.
in., -C ' .-.» Section 1, PAGE 2.
■:»; ; FOREIGN >
American educators talk before royalty
in Berlin and declaim jon I the power
of public opinion in the United States. '
■■-; -'. "* . Section PAGE 3.
I MINING /J-l
President.Mitchell of Clara Consolidated
I Gold, and Copper company . tells stock
, holders that 140,000,000' worth of ore '
is awaiting completion of enlarged '• ■
smelter. ' Section 2, PAGE 11.
, Coalings, oil opertaor suggests that In—'
' ..., terior department may .< have ■ with
drawn oil lands In order to in vest 1- •'■• •
gato title of Espee. Section 2. PAGE 11.
Fullerton Oil company's No. 1 well fur- ■ ■'.
nishes lesson for oil men to study.
Section 2. PAGE 11.
Los Angeles wins fourth straight game
- (rom : Portland, ' advancing to ;■ within ,
two games of ■ second place. .. -. '. • '
;,,,:■ ■, Section 3. PAGE 8.
Harvard wins from West Point (n bit
terly fought battle which is biggest
. ' game on ■ eastern gridiron. :
,;•:-■ : ,'.-.; . Section 3. PA Op 9.
Midwinter league will lie In action to
day. All cities but San Diego to ten
a game. , Section 3, PACIJ 8.
' V. -of C. wins from -Rugby fifteen .'of .
Vancouver today 'on field at State
university at Berkeley. Section 3, PA GB S>.
Rod and »Reel club casting oommlttt ••
makes i rules y for ' meet > at Auahei.n
banding November 7. Section 8,-PAaB 8.
* Veriton 'overwhelms '■■ San . Francisco la
1 north, by one-sided score.,
: m . Section 1. PACE 8.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
■Hi l" 11-T ITJ'T'Q BY CARRIER
IV» V>J_iil 13 per MONTH
Democratic Candidate Who
Runs Against Otto Bannard
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WILLIAM JAY GAYNOR
WILLIAM JAY GAYNOR moved
to Brooklyn lh 1873 from
Wbitestown, Onelda county, N.
V where he was born in 1851. While
studying law he worked on a New
York newspaper, being admitted to the
bar in 1875. His first bid for national
prominence was in breaking' up pout
INDICT FIVE OFFICIALS
OF DEFUNCT INSTITUTE
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 30,—The
grand jury, which has been In
, vestlgatlng the affairs of the Ore
gon Trust and Savings bank, which
closed Its doors two years ago, re
turned indictments today against Wal
ter H. Moore, president; W. Cooper
1 Morris, cashier, and E. E. Lyttle, Leo
Friede and Henry A. Moore, directors
of the defunct Institution.
All five men are Indicted on six
counts for having accepted deposits
after they knew the bank was Insolv
ent, and W. H. Moore and W. Cooper
Morris are indicted on additional
counts charging embezzlement.
On Wednesday of this week the five
men were arrested on recommendation
of the grand jury, charged with having
received deposits after being aware of
the unstable condition of the bank.
Merchant Also Indicted
Gus Lowlt, former manager of a de
partment store in this city, also was
indicted for his alleged connection with
the officials of the bank who are said
to have accepted secured notes and
overdrafts from Lowit amounting at
one time to $105,000.
It was in connection with these
actions of the store and the bank that
the Indictments were returned against
Morris and W. H. Moore, for alleged
mutilation of notes, the signatures on
the notes having, it Is asserted, been
torn off. Events in December, 1906,
when $58,000 and notes involving $65,000
are said to have disappeared, resulted
in issuing Indictments for Morris and
W. H. Moore.
The report of the grand Jury relating
to the affairs of the Oregon Trust and
Savings bank says:
"During the Investigation of the Ore
gon Trust and Savings bank we fin-i
PERVERT SETS FIRE
TO ST. LOUIS JAIL
BOY IS RELEASED ON BONDS
SUPPLIED BY MOTHER
Parent Declares Son Did Not Know
Difference Between Right and
Wrong and Is Not
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30.—Eight-year-old
Harry McDonald, who tried to burn
the St. Louis county jail at Clayton
after he had stolen a horse and buggy,
driven sixteen miles into the country
and put the horse In a stable and
burned both the barn and the beast,
was released today on a bond of $200,
signed by his mother, Mrs. Mary Mc-
The mother told Judge "Wurdeman
the boy had taken the rig .merely to
get away from v doctor who operated
on him recently for adenoids.
Alienists have recommended the re
moval of the adenoids from the nasal
passage of children as tending toward
both moral and physical Improvement.
It is held also that such an operation
develops the mental aptitude of school
Mrs. McDonald said Harry was op
erated on successfully and has enter
tained a childish fear of the physician.
She said her son did not know the dif
ference between right and wrong and
was not responsible for what he had
Harry will appear next Friday before
Judge Wurdeman in the juvenile court.
General Funston's Boy Dies
OAKLAND, Oct. 30.—Arthur Mac-
Arthur Funaton, the 9-year-old son
of Gen. Frederick Funston. died this
morning at the home of his grand
father, Otto Blankart, 1319 Twent'eth
of heart trouble. Mrs. Funston
for Kansas City but three
day i jr to join her husband.
ieer Stage Driver Dead
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 30.—Francis W.
%«n Horn,' one of the stage drivers
Of California In the fifties, died at his
fiornf! 1« Ills city.yesterday at th« age
of 70 ars. - He drove stages and
teams from > Sacramento '. to • Eldorado
count v points for thirty years. '
SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31. 190!)
ical rings and In obtaining the con
viction of John Y. McKane for election
frauds. He became a justice of the su
preme court of New York in 18&3, hav
ing been nominated by Republicans
and independent Democrats. He was
one of the first public men in the east
to denounce favoritism In freight rates.
by the statements of numerous wit
nesses examined that at no time dur
ing the bank's existence was It ever in
a solvent condition; that the bank's
funds were used in investments in pri
vate enterprises of the officials of the
bank; that while thus engaged In this
represensible Juggling with the squan
dering of depositors' funds the officers
of the bank kept such inaccurate and
incomplete records that even the ac
countants were puzzled in trying to de
termine the nature of the various
transactions; that In their shameless
larceny of money Instructed to their
care in the belief that they were carry
ing on a legitimate banking business
these bank officers exhibited case
hardened consciences and the cruelness
of natures by robbing a crippled
"Our duties as an official Investigat
ing body having familiarized us with
the facts and circumstances connected
with the exploits in 'high finance' car
ried on by the officers and directors of
this bank during Its history, so far as
they are known to the expert account
ants, the receiver of the Institution
and others, we unhesitatingly and em
phatically place ourselves on record as
declaring that we believe the punish
ment deserved by these persons is of a
nature which should cause others who
may contemplate crooked banking in
Oregon in the future to think twice
before they violate the law."
Judge Bronaugh tonight fixed the
bonds of the indicted bankers as fol
lows: H. Cooper Morris, $38,500; W. H.
Moore, $33,000; Leo Fried, $6000; E. E.
Lytle, $6000: Henry Moore, $6000; Gus
The Moores and Fried obtained ball
and were released tonight.
FATHER ASSISTS BOY
HURT AT FOOTBALL
WEST POINT SENIOR INJURED
IN HARVARD GAME
Student In United States Military
Academy Lies In Precarious Con.
ditlon In Hospital Because
WEST POINT, N. V., Oct. 30.—Eu
gene Byrne of Buffalo, member x>f the
senior class of the United States mili
tary academy and tackle on the var
sity football eleven, lies in the cadet
hospital tonight semi-conscious and
partly paralyzed because of Injuries
received today In the game with Har
vard, when he was subject to terrific
pressure in a scrimmage. His condi
tion is critical.
Byrne, who Is 21 years old, Is a son
of John Byrne, former chief of police
of Buffalo. His father attended the
game. When he saw his son lying un
conscious on the field after a scrim
mage he sprang from his seat and
ran to the Injured boy, and helped
take care of him.
The army surgeons attending young
Byrne hope for his ultimate recovery,
but hla condition Is extremely grave.
Young Byrne weighs 176 pounds and
Is strong and robust.
MAN FOUND DEAD BY SIDE
OF RAILROAD BY EMPLOYE
Track Walker Encounters Body with
Head Crushed and Right Arm
RENO, New. Oct. With his head
crushed and his right arm broken, G.
W. Hyde ■of Nevada : City, ' Cal., • was
found «dead by • the; ■ railroad truck
walker , eighteen- miles • east of Reno
; Hyde was identified by cards and a
lodge receipt showing him to-be- *
member. In good standing:of the Ne
vada Knight* of • Pythias. '■ He
had no'money cr . any articles in his
pockets when -. found. .■ \ ' ■''■'.. _
The body Is being held in Reno. '
TRIANGULAR BATTLE NEARS
END IN GOTHAM
TAMMANY LEADER CLAIMS HIS
MAN WILL WIN
Pyrotechnics and Oratory Mixed with
Many Conflicting Claims Char.
acterize Fight for Office
In New York
[3y Associated Press.]
NEW YORK, Oct. SO.—The triangu
lar campaign for mayor of
Greater New York saw the be
ginning of its end tonight In an almost
final burst of oratory and red fire, and
with the bosses and managers claiming
everything in sight. Voters will cast
their ballots on Tuesday.
"We shall carry every borough and
elect practically every officer of im
portance," was the claim of Charles F.
Murphy, the Tammany leader. "Gay
nor will get more votes than Bannard
and Hearst put together."
Otto T. Bannard, Republican nomi
nee, said that conservative estimates
by Republican leaders showed he
would defeat Gaynor by from 40,000 to
50,000 and would outrun Hearst by
more than 100,000.
Hearst was the only one of the trio
who did not speak tonight. Gaynor
spoke at an uptown riding academy
artd Bannard delivered six speeches,
the principal one of which was at
Judge Gaynor will hold his final
meeting on Monday night in Harlem.
Hearst will close his campaign at Mad
ison Square Garden tomorrow night.
CHIEF INSPECTOR OF
FOODS IS FACETIOUS
U. S. OFFICIAL SPEAKS BEFORE
FLOUR MEN'S CLUB
Shows Well Nigh Impossible Under
Pure Food Laws to Practice De.
ception in Manufacture
CHICAGO, Oct. 30— Dr. A. L. Win
ton, chief inspector and chemist in
charge of the local government labor
atory, .surprised the flour ■men of Chi
cago last night by explaining In detail
the various tests to which the govern
ment subjected their goods to detect
bleaching and adulteration.
He spoke before the Flufr Men's club
of Chicago at the Great Northern ho
tel, and by a number of chemicals and
stereopticon views convinced the deal
ers that It was well nigh Impossible to
practice deception under the regula
tions of the new pure food laws.
He gave to the Hour men this advice:
■'Don't emphasize too freely that a
product is brain food; too many of us
have swollen heads already.
"Don't Insist on your products being
nerve foods; most Americans have
••Don't insist too much that they en
rich the blood; all cereals do this, and,
I hope, enrich the manufacturers.
"Don't advertise superior muscle
properties; all breakfast cereals make
muscle and perhaps more than we need
in these days of trolley cars.
"Don't, above all, compare your
product with bread to the disparage
ment of the latter, because cereals
may come nnd cereals may go, but
bread goes on forever."
SAN FRANCISCO'S POLICE
OFFICERS WELL DRILLED
Large Crowd Witnesses Excellent
March Maneuvers of 800 Guard.
ians of the Peace
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30.—The an
nual inspection and drill of the police
department took place today. Before
Chief of Police Cook and the police
commission 800 guardians of the city
marched and drilled for two hours.
Thousands of spectators gathered to
watch the evolutions and were gen
erous in their applause, especially for
the mounted patrolmen. The latter,
under the direction of Capt. Gorham,
a former cavalry drillmaster, went
' through the intricate maneuvers with
i the precision of regular cavalrymen.
Among the invited guests at the In
' spectlon were the chief and captains
! of the Oakland police department.
MISPLACED SWITCH CAUSE
OF UNUSUAL TRAIN WRECK
Warehouse Is Wrecked at Red Bluff
by Cars Being Driven
RED BLUFF, Cal., Oct. 30.—A mis
placed switch caused a wreck iast
night In the Southern Pacitlc yards
here by throwing a long freight train
on to a sidetrack leading to the lime
warehouse of the Holt & Gregg com
Twelve cars on this track were
struck by the train, three of them
being piled up and driven completely
through the warehouse, which was
The train was moving slowly and
was do| even derailed, though several
loaded cars were damaged.
The trainmen escaped injury.
OFFERS $75,000 FOR
KIN.iVMV, • Aril., OH. 30.—Klnginan
till I:::--:, mm and mine, opi-rntors and
(porting Mini today derided to offer $75,
--000 fur the .l*(Tri«-Johnson | right.
Republican Candidate for
Mayor of Great Metropolis
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OTTO T. BANNARD
OTTO T. BANNARD'S first nomina
tion for public office in the pres
ent campaign for mayor of New
York when he was selected by the Re
publican and fusion conventions as
GIRLS FATALLY BURNED
AT HALLOWEEN PARTY
[By Associated Press. 1
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 30.---Amid smil
ing Jack-o'-lanterns and while
making merriment for the audi
ence during a Halloween entertain
ment at Loretto academy, a Catholic
boarding school for girls, last night
Miss Virginia Owen and Miss Mamie
Tiernan, student actors, were so se
verely burned that they died today.
Miss Mary Maley was severely
burned while endeavoring to save her
A panic was averted only by the
coolness of the mother superior and
BEST OF BATTLE
CAMPAIGN IN KENTUCKY AT
Struggle Over Office of Circuit Judge I
Leads to Militant Demonstra.
tlons —Many Deputies
[By Associated Preaa.]
JACKSON, Ky.. Oct. 30.—With the
court house in possession of armed men
under the leadership of the Democrats,
two nearby buildings sheltering men
of the same faction, armed with rifles,
and the swearing-in of lifty deputies
today, the situation over the coming
county election became so acute that
many of the leading Republicans de
parted from town.
The principal struggle is over the of
fice of circuit judge. The candidates
are D. B. Redwine, Democrat, and
Judge Adams, Republican.
County Judge Taulbee, and Sheriff
Crawford, .followed by a crowd, de
manded the key to the court house to
day, alleging that Jailor Little, who
is a Republican, was concealing arms
and ammunition to oppose the Demo
crats at the election.
The request was granted, and the
Democrats were soon In possession of
the court house.
Sheriff Crawford swore In fifty Dem
ocratic deputy sheriffs.
HANGS BY ROPE WHICH
CAUGHT HIM IN FALL
One Workman Meets Death in Lunge
from Scaffold, but Companion
NEW YORK, Oct. 80.—Checked in
his fall from a scaffolding off which a
fellow workman, Owen Flnnegan, had
just pitched to death on the stone
abutment of' the WilllambuiK bridge,
150 feet below, James Donahue, a
painter, In the sight of thousands to
day, hung suspended from a grappling
hook at the end of a long rope which
had caught In his clothing as he fell.
Head downward, Donahue swung In
midair until persons on the bridge
structure above swung another rope
to him. He grasped It and was drawn
SCHOONER HAS DAMAGING
ENCOUNTER WITH STORM
American Craft Loses All Her Jibs
in Gale En Voyage from
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Oct. 30.
—The American schooner Aloha, which
registered at customs headquarters to
day after a stormy voyage from Hono
lulu, narrowly escaped destruction tn
an encounter with the gales that have
swept the north Paelflc during the
past two woeka.
On October 19 the »rhooner l"st all
her jibt while running before a terrific
wind, and bo completely was the steer
ing gea* demoralized that for thirty
hours she tossed and drifted at the
mercy of t)ie storm.
h IV i,,| I? il/ \|) 1 I • DAILY, »CI BDNDAT,S«i
SliNGLIii L/Ul LLIO. ON TWAINS, s cents
their joint standard hearer. He is pres
ident of the New York Trust company,
director in numerous large financial
concerns and treasurer of the New
York Republican county committee.
He is 55 years old.
All the girls actors wore light Eski
rrilo costumes, covered jvith cotton, to
represent snow, while the stage was
set with much cotton tinsel, to por
tray the discovery of the north pole.
A miniature globe stood in the center
of the stage and around it were
grouped the actors, each dressed to
represent an Eskimo.
After the tableaux had started Miss
Owen tripped over a Jack-o'-lantern,
and in a second the flames had com
municated to the other girls and the
The blaze was extinguished before
I the firemen arrived.
TWO NORTHERN CRAFT PLAN)
Each of Airship Has Won Contests,
and Voyage This Afternoon
Promises to Be Inter.
[By Associated Press.]
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30. — The
balloons City of Oakland and Queen
of the Pacific, belonging respectively
to the Oakland and Pacific Aero clubs,
will engage In their third rate tomor
row, starting from Eleventh and Mar
ket streets, this city, at 2 p. m.
Miss Marguerite Miller of Oakland
will accompany Pilot J. C. Mars in
the basket of the City of Oakland, and
Miss Geneva Schaffer of this city will
make the trip with Pilot Ivy Baldwin
in the Queen of the Pacific.
Bach has won one of two previous
races for the Portola cup and the win
ner of tomorrow's contest will be
awarded the trophy.
A second prize, in the nature of a
side bet, has been offered to Miss Mil
ler. If the Oakland wins she will be
given a balloon of 120.U00 cubic feet
capacity, it is stated. The racing bal
loons are of 35,500 cubic feet capacity.
The course will be toward San Jose.
Both former trips ended in the waters
of the bay.
RESTAURANT MAN ACCUSED
OF WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC
Immigration Inspector Arrests Bay
City Person for Importing Girls
for Immoral Purposes
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30.—Jules
TouHsaint, proprietor of'a restaurant
in this city, was arrested today by Im
migration inspector Anton de la Torre,
on a charge of Importing girls into the
United States for immoral purposes.
He Is charged with having Imported
Henritte Perrin, a French young wom
an, whom he met in London three
According to the federal immigration
authorities in Washington, on whose
complaint Toussaint was arrested, the
accused man induced the girl to come
to this country on promise of marriage.
Torre declared the arrest was the
opening gun in a widespread war to
stamp out the white slave traffic in
Victim of Mob Awarded Damages
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Oct. 3O.~Mattie
Walker, negro, whose household furni
ture was burned by the mob during the
Springfield race riot, August, 1908, whs
awarded a verdict of J26S against the
city in the circuit court yesterday. It
was the first verdict for damages
against the city of claims growing out
of the riots.
Church Outlines Rights
TOULOUSE, France, Oct. 30.—The
congress of Catholics, In session here
y. adopted resolutions outlining a
political program, which alleges the
right of the church to hold property
and demands the ultimate restitution
of the church property forfeited under
the separation law.
EXECUTIVE ARRIVES SAFELY
AT NEW ORLEANS
ADDRESSES CONVENTION IN
Nation's Ruler Declares River Trans
portation Has Not Improved In
Last 40 Years —Receives
rjjjr Associated Press.]
NEW ORIGANS, Oct. 80.—President
Taft arrived 'In New Orleans , today to
renew many old : acquaintance* and Ito
enjoy two days of the hospitality which
he declared a few days ago he "both
longed for and feared." From the mo
ment of bis arrival at 12:30 p. m. the
president was kept on the go until past
. President Taft ended , his river trip
with an : address '. before the waterways
convention . this afternoon, in which ;he
reiterated he favors v the Issuance ;' of
bonds to carry forward , every .: deep
waterway project . which shall 'be - ap
proved by a competent board of < engi
neers as practicable and can be shown
m-ce«<iary to take care of growing com
NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 30.—Pres
ident Taft celebrated the success
ful termination of his trip down
the Mississippi river today by address
ing delegates to the convention of the
Lakes to the Gulf Deep Waterways as
sociation, which has as Ub object the
improvement of the mississippi river
and its tributaries.
On the arrival of the president, dele
gates and visitors sprang to their feet.
Many mounted their chairs in order
to get a better view of the bowing,
smiling big man who was working
his way through the double line of se
cret service men and police officers.
He stood on the platform a moment
and then bowed his appreciation of tho
President W. K. KaVanaugh pre
sented him with a handsome gold
badge and then introduced Governor
Sanders of Louisiana, who in turn in
troduced the president. The applause
broke out again and was reinforceif
with some vigorous Tale yells.
Has a Little Fun
The president began his address by
having a little fun regardhiß the trip
down the river. He said that "dangers
had all been run." and that the fleet
had come through without the loss of
a single man.
Mr Taft taunted the congressmen
and governors for having resorted to
the humiliating device of land trans
portation at one stage of the journey.
The president declared no progress
had been made in river navigation,
in this country In the last forty or for
ty-five years. Waterways of this cour.
try Mr Taft declared, must be used
eventually to carry the bulk of heavy
The president's declaration that he
favored the issuance of bonds for car
rying out the Ohio river improvements
as one of the approved projects of in
land waterways, called out a burst of
The. Ohio river improvements will
cost $63,000,000. Mr. Taft said he also
favored bonds for all other improve
ments, Including the mississlppi, just
aa soon as a feasible project can be
decided upon and can be shown to be
necessary and justifiable.
The Ohio river gives the bulk of busi
ness to the Mississippi, the president
declared, and the very improvement
of a tributary tended to increase the
value of the great water highway to
The president told of Improvements
to the Mississippi on tlie way down,
and especially in protecting the banks
from a further ploughing oft at the
The engineers say they need $2,000.
--000 more a year to carry o.i this bene
ficial work as it ought to be carried on.
and the president said that it was a
shame congress did not give It to them.
Ir. conclusion President Taft said:
"It is now up to the pentlemen to de
cide what you want, what it will cost,
how long It will take and what the
result will be. Once that is done, you
can command, do not ask."
RAILROAD PRESIDENT IS
VICTIM OF PORCH CLIMBER
Marvin Hughitt and Son Robbed by
Burglar Who Is Operating
CHICACiO, Oct. 30.—A porch climber
of more than usual daring and skill is
operating on the south side, and among
his victims are Marvin Hughitt, pres
ident of the Chicago & Northwestern
railroad, and Marvin Hughitt. jr.. traf
fic monager of the same road. Other
homes are said to have been robbed
within the last two weeks.
The elder Mr. Hughitt's home waa
entered while the family was at tho
evening meal in the dining room on the
first floor of the building. The robber
climbed up a drain pipe and entered
an open window. He had accumulat
ed about $1000 worth of jewelry, when
he became frightened and Jumped out
of the window, taking his booty with
Auto Fatally Crushes Three
NEW YORK, Out. 30.—Speeding to
the Vanderbllt cup race today, a big
automobile ran wild on a steep hill in
East New York and crashed Into a
wall of the National cemetery, Wil
liam Burnett of this city being killed
and two other occupants fatally in*
Three Burned to Death
BRIDC.E. Ont., Oct. 30. — Shortly
after midnight the house of A. Mc-
Laußhlln, a bookkeeper, was destroyed
by tire, and Mrs. McLaughJtn and her
two young: children were burned to