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MEN OF MILLIONS
MEET AT BANQUET
Members of American Bankers'
Association Quests of Clear
ing House Association
GROWTH OF ASSOCJATION
United States Treasurer McClung
Speaks of Financial Condi
tions and Youth's Chances
Fifteen thousand millions of dollars
—enough to pay the national debt half
a dozen Union, reconstruct every build
ing in Now York city, rebuild every
mile of railway In tho United States
and then leave a comfortable balance
was represented by the 200 men, mem
bers • of the executive council of the
American Bankers' association, who
Bat at the banquet given last night by
the Los Angeles clearing house com
mittee In tho Alexandria hotel. By the
handful gathered at the speakers' table
alone something over $1,000,000,000 was
represented. The gathering represented
the most powerful and greatest aggre
gation of wealth ever assembled under
a single roof.
Every one of th« 200 banqueters Is a
rich man, although their personal
] wealth taken collectively Is not great
■when compared with the Immense
amount of money they control. It Is
estimated that the total of the personal
fortunes of the executive council mem
bers ranges close to $500,000,000.
FOUNTAINS IN HASQIT,T U.M.I.
In order that the banquot, Its menu
and Its decorations might be In keeping
with the character of the men who sat
around the festal board, everything
possible was done by Manager Whit
more and Assistant Manager Reichl
of the Alexandria to make the affair
ornate In character. The speakers'
table was most elaborate. In the cen
ter a miniature lake with two fountains
spurting delicately perfumed water
had been built. Around the edges of
the lake was laid a shore of moss and
greenery from which rose a myriad of
lilies of the valley and 200 orchids.
Hidden In the greenery were hundreds
of tiny electric ■ lights, which when
turned on gave the appearance of a
vagrant moon casting lights and
shndows across the water. The mdi.
. vidual tables were decorated with cir
cular • bouquets of American Beauty
roses. - -' ■
■ At Intervals around the room huge
bunches of yellow crysanthemums were
• placed half way between floor and cell
ing. Running from bunch to bunch of
the crysanthemums was a wide band
of pale green chiffon, dotted with sil
ver beads. At each bunch of flowers
n huge knot of the chiffon was made.
The ■ orchestra was hidden .behind a
bower of potted flowers and palms.
This same decorative scheme was used
for the balcony where singers appeared
to entertain the guests. The decorative
scheme was one of the most attractive
ever presented by the Alexandria and
gained many expressions of approval
from the guests.
The menu cards and the diagrams of
tables and lists of guests were novel.
On the cover of the latter was printed
"a pass book. The menu cards were In
• the shape of miniature ponds each one
bplnp. numbered nml facsimile au»»
firaphVd by Chairman J. A. Graves.
Each course was marked by a coupon.
The sec<jnd page of the menu contained
an invitation to "eat, drink and be
merry" ln'|t legal phraseology similar
to tint in use In a mortgage.
, NOTKd\ FINANCIERS AT TABLE
At the Speakers' table sat. Chairman
J. A. GrAves, P. H. Anderson, I. T.
Bush, Re*'- Robert J. Burdette, W. H.
Holllday. I Charles H. Hurtlg, Stoddard
Jess, Le<f'" McClung, treasurer of the
United Sftat 68: !*• C. Kauffman, Lewis
' E. piers(fn, Harold Remington, George
H. Reyr/olds, R. G. Rhett, F. O. Watts,
and ji^man J. Gage, former secretary
o^the United States treasury and the
ft orlly one of the founders of the Amer
ican Bankers' association present at
the present convention. During the
coursf of his address Mr. Plerson, now
president of the association, offered a
toast to Mr. Gage which was drunk
Chairman Graves opened the ad
dresses of the evening by extending a
hearty welcome to the visitors. His
remarks were applauded to the echo.
Ho . then proposed a toast to the presi
dent of the United States and called
upon Lee McClung, treasurer of the
• United States, to respond.
. In the course of his remarks Mr. Mc«
Clung declared that President Taft Is
not only the most popular executive of
the United States, but the best quali
fied for the office. He declared that
when President Taft shall have finished
his term of office the people will recog
i nize him as the most efficient executive
V the country has ever had. The re
-marks brought forth cheers.
\ In concluding Mr. McClung said that
criticism :to which officials of the gov
iriment are being constantly subject
|d?s causing the young men and those
tut qualified to serve the countrty to
sun public office tor private employ
KM. K. J. BUKDETTE SPEAKS
i'.icauso of the extra session of the
leglilature Governor Glllett was unable
to be present last night. "The State
of California,'! the toast to which he
was to have responded, . was assigned
' to Rev. Robert J. Burdette. A tele
j ■ gram: in ; which Governor Gillett ex-
I tendej his hearty welcome to the vis-
I itors to the state was read by Chair-
I. man Graves. Rev. Mr. Burdette re
v plied to Governor Gillett's toast in
. happy vein. He said, in part:
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I "Welcome to the middle of the world,
land all there Is of it. For It is east
lboth ways from California— to-
Hvttrd Massachusetts,. and east toward
■ |h9 orient. , Is the water healthy?
pure, nothing hit well water in the
State. Are we prosperous? We own
, io many automobiles we are the best
■ talkers on ,the planet. . •■ v
I"Welcome to the original' depository
I all the gold out of > sight in the
■ited States, with more yet to come
. |n has ever came. Our much quoted
I has boomed a little with every
lr until now it is quoted on the al
tiae as'l9lo. - What do you know
welcome to our mountains, whose
•nits have worn • their „ crown of
•is for a thousand years, and will
«that diadem of purity a thousand
'A to come. . JVnd welcome to the
Vfc nestling Tit their feet, which
hjiever felt the light weight of a
"4vke on their breasts. '
■come to the state with water
t°lc and oil to burn. ; Choose our
Qfnfts as you will— have or
'%t for our friends and lemons for
■%iemies. Welcome -to the state
we smallest matches and the big
- K»—raconteurs. . To .<, the state
; , :. more unsual seasons via a
■ 1 "Whan the rest of the country has
« 'n »ar. ; .Where we disprove • the
Frank O. Watts of Nashville, Who
May Be Next Head of the A. B. A.
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earthquake fallacies by building fif
teen-story skyscrapers, and would build
thorn higher but for the laws forbid
ding obstruction of aerial navigation.
Welcome to tho state that hns more
politlcH than population, more religions
than politics, more fads than religions,
and more real estate offices than fads.
"With golden sunshine, then, and
silver starlight; with tho ripple of the
laughing sea and the song of the mock
inn bird; with perfume of orange blos
soms, so dear to your daughters; with
fragrance of carnation and heliotrope,
sweet to your wives; with beauty of
roso.s that bloom all the year; with
welcome that Is sincere, with friend
ship that Is true, with comradeship
thßt is loyal, with warm hearts and
open hands, as banquet governor of
this mighty commonwealth. I extend to
you the people's welcome to Cali
PRESIDENT riEKSON'S ADDRESS
Louis E. Plerson, president of tho
association end president of tha Ei.
rhmigi) National bank of Now York
city, one of the strongest Institutions
In the United States, was next on the
list. He addressed the banqueters on
"The American Bankers' Association."
He traced the history and growth of
the association from the Initial con
ception of the association idea in St.
Louis to the first meeting in New York
In May, 1875, when but seventeen men
were present. He said that the as
sociation, which started with seventeen
members, now numbers 11,500 members,
and has a representative In every state,
territory, city and town In the United
States. In concluding he said that
bankers must get together and work
as a unit for proper banking laws and
a reformation of the currency system.
The details of this work, he said, were
in the hands of the convention dele
gates, and he declared that this work
was, the one great task of the present
G. M. Reynolds, president of the
Continental Exchange National bank
of Chicago, the second largest Institu
tion of Its kind in the world, spoke
upon the relation of the bankers to the
public. In the course of his address
Mr. Reynolds said that he believed ere
fifteen years pass California will have
two cities of 1,000,000 Inhabitants—Los
Angeles and San Francisco. Los An
geles, said Mr. Reynolds, will attain
the million class because It Is not only
the playground of the world, but has
the facilities readily at hand to be
come the workhouse of the nation.
What development has been made, said
Mr. Reynolds, Is juvenile when com
pared with what may be attained.
"Wealth In the banks," said Mr.
Reynolds, "should not be used in
speculation. Rather should it be de
voted to building up communities.
Public utility corporations should be
given liberal loans. Bonds of such
corporations should be invested in
when It Is proved that the speculative
element is not present.
"Bankers have tho power, and
should use It, to mould public opinion.
It Is the duty of bankers to teach the
public what the rights of money are,
and then force the moneyed interests
to respect the people's interests. Insist
that capital be used properly, and In
sist that capital be respected by the
public and you as bankers fulfill your
REFORM OF CCRRENCT
Charles H. Huttig of St. Louis, one
of the fathers of the present currency
commission, spoke on "Need of Cur
rency Reform." He said that had our
currency system been proper and ade
quate there would have been no panic
ol 1907. He declared the present sys
tem is cumbersome, impractical and
unscientific. Ho declared that there
are three ways to reform the cur
rency system, tho central bank of is
sue, the clearing house plan and as
set currency. It remained for the con
vention of 1910, said Mr. Huttig in
closing; to decldo In a measure which
plan will be followed.
Events over which he had no control
compelled former Governor Miles C.
Moore of Washington to -be absent
trom the banquet. P. C. Kauffman of
Tacoma replied in Governor Moore's
stead to the toast, "Community of Pa
cific Coast Interests." He read a
lengthy telegram from Governor Moore
and extended an invitation to the
bankers to hold one of their next con
ventions In the Puget sound region.
The final speaker of the evening was
F. O. Watts of Atlanta, Ga. Mr.
Watts will succeed to the presidency
of the association at the present meet
ing. He said that since the war a new
era has set In in the south, and that
now that section of the United States
is forging ahead In a manner which
not only surprises citizens of other
sections, but those of the south as
OS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 4, 1910.
The following Eat down to the tables:
Alken, Alfred L. Allen, George EL
Allen, W. H. Alton, John
Anderson, F. B. Anderson, AMen
Andrews, J. F. Andrews, W. U.
Archer, Robert L. Avery, M. N.
Pabcock, Philip S. Barnett, Blon H.
Bartle, J. H. Batcheller, C. E.
Bntcheltier, Henry M. Bennett. W. H.
Blum, Aug. Boggs, W. F.
Unlton. George W. Uonynge, W. A.
Hurlette, Robert J. Burton, T. E.
Burke, John P. Burnham, B. H.
Burnham, R. W. Bush, R. T.
Becker, A. G.
Callander, W. F. Curtta. C. W.
Campbell. A. D. Ohnftee, Ovam»
Castleman, 8. J. Clancy, W. B.
Chynoweth. K. W. Colbum, C. A.
Clark, J. Roes Conkey, Bury M.
Colburn, F. H. Crane, A, A>
Coulston, J. B. drear, W. R.
Crlbb, J. C.
Dell 'Orto, Lnlgo noheny, B. L.
Douglan, F. M. Downey, B. C.
Drake, J. C. Dsrgln, W. C.
Durham, B. D.
Edmunds, James R. liXrweurd, A. E.
Rd wards, George S. Bliiear. Charm A.
Klllott. J. M. Elliott, L. U
Epstein, Oeorge B. Bsslck, Newman
Fagan, J. J. rancher, B. B.
Farnsworth. Fred E. field, William G.
Flshburn, J. E. Pitiwltaon, Wm, G.
Flint, M. H. Ford, H. H.
Forgan, James B. Frame, A. J.
Fuller, Oliver C. v
Onge Lyman J. Gammon. L. W.
Gatrh, E. S. Oeorge. WlUlam
Olllelen, Warren Qtlleapte, Lawrence L*.
Gist, J. B. Goodhue. A. M.
Gorgas, W. L. Gravea, J. A.
Gregory, G. E. Grenendyke, —
Gurney, E. R.
Hall, C. J. Hunt, C. F.
Hanhart, William Hyde. George W.
Hamilton, John L. Haskell, F. H.
Hardy. Caldwell Havlll, O. H.
Harris, W. C. Hefferman. Joseph W.
Hatch, P. B. Hellman, Marco H.
Hayward, Dr. H. Hervey, W. R.
Helmann, Gustav Hlllman, R. P.
Hellman, M. S. Holllday, W. H.
High, W. H. Huttig, Charles H.
Holllday, John H. Hamilton, E. A.
James, Robert B. Jess, Stoddard
Johnson, A. C. Judann, Frank P.
Jones, Mark O. Jones. W. O.
Judklns, R. D. Jarvts, C. E.
Kasten, Fred Kavanaugh, Arthur
Kauftraan, P. C. Kerr, J. A. H.
Kltchln, Philip Knox, Frank
Lament. Thomas W. Lane, A, V,
Law, William A. Lincoln, Harry P.
Livingston, William Lloyd, D. McK.
Longyear. W. D. I.ym-h, James K.
Marble, Arthur H. May, E. H.
McCausland. George D. McClung, Lee
McCornlok. W. S. McCoy, T. W.
MoK.ee. H. B. McNlder, Charles H.
McVay, W. H. Meek. Charles E.
Motcalf. W. B. Miller. John B.
Moftatt, Fred Q. Moore. Gov. Miles C.
Morrison, F. P. Murphy. Dan
Moulton, I. F. Matthews, Gen Jno. R
Neel. J. B. Newby, Henry
Newlln, T. El.
O'Dell, John J. P. O'Melveny, H. W.
Ormsby, J. M.
Patterson, W. C. P.aton, Thomas B.
Peltier, George W. Perrln, John
Plerson. David H. Plerson, Lewis E.
Polllon, Wm. C. Preston, T. R.
Purdy, W. E.
Radford, J. D. Rnmbol. J. B.
Ramsey, Oeorge L. Remington. Harold
Reynolds, Arthur Rtynolds, Goorgo M.
Rhett, R. O. Roach, J. P.
Roberts, E. D. Robinson, A. D.
Robinson, Edward I* Rogers, R. I.
Russell, George H.
Sartori, J. F. Sawyer, Charles M.
Beyler, Charles Sherman, John J.
Sherman, Gen. M. H. Smith. E. K.
Bmtth. H. A. Smith, Hlrrua R,
Bnyder, M. P. Houden, O. M.
Bpencer, Alfred. Jr. Stuart. H. I.
Btewart. H. F. Straiburg, Edward
Tefft. E. 8., Toll, Charles H.
Track, W. J.
Vedder, William H. V«n Vetchten, Ralph
Wardrop, Robert Wilson, James K.
Wathburn, W. J. Woodworth, F. J.
Waters, R. J. Woolwlne, W. D.
Warren. Charles E. Weiler, Hoi
Waters, A. J. Wilson, J. W.
Watts, F. O. Wilson, Philip L.
Welch, R. M. Woods, W. W.
White, A. B.
ZoaJbro. a »
Proposed Amendment at Annual
Session May Serve to
UNIFORMITY IN BOND RATES
Hiram Smith of Rockville Center,
N. V., Elected Member of
(Continued from P»*e One)
The fidelity bonds and burglary in
surance committee, of which John L..
Hamilton of Illinois is chairman, met
at 9 o'clock in the Auditorium and piv
pared Its report. An effort is bt-lng
made to secure uniform rates and j
bonds In the three departments of |
banking, and the report will recom- \,
mend some radical changes in the ■
present system, according to members I
of the committee.
BANKING CHANGES PROBABLE
In regard to the reports of other
committees, members refused to dls- j
cuss their decisions yesterday, pre
ferring to wait until they were pre
sented to the convention. Humors
were afloat' during the afternoon that
some startling new Ideas and mcth- (
ods would be recommended to the con
vention and that possibly some radical |
changes in several departments of the
present banking system would result
from the present convention, but these
reports were not credited by the of
ficers, who claim that the convention
will, in the end, develop into a "get I
together" session without conflicts oil I
This morning at 10 o'clock the first
day's session of the convention will be
called to order In the Auditorium with
President Lewfs E. Plerson In the
chair. Mr. Pierson spent most of yes
terday circulating among the dele
' gates, getting the consensus of opinion
on all questions which will arise, and
Is ready to shoulder the leadership and
responsibility of the convention this
The session will continue throughout
the day, a recess for luncheon being
provided from 1 until 2 o'clock.
MORE THAN 2200 BANKERS
REGISTER IN THIS CITY
Friday Expected to Be Feature
Day of Convention
Past records for attendance at Amer
ican Bankers' association conventions
in any but the largest cities began to
fade in comparison with Los Angeles
yesterday, when the total registration
at convention headquarters in the
Alexandria hotel reached 2000. Seldom,
If ever before, have the bankers been
able to attract such numbers to a con
vention held In a city the size of Los
Angeles, and yet not all the visitors
have been counted, as many were un
able, for one reason or another, to get
to the registration desk and receive
their credentials yesterday. It is con
fidently expected that the registration
will reach at least 2500 before today la
over—a record number which outdoes
every convention city, except the larg
est, In the history of the organization.
All day long the visitors thronged
the lobby and mezzanine floor of the
Alexandria. The corps of ten stenog
raphers arranged behind the long high
desk in the banquet room on the sec
ond floor were kept constantly busy
making out cards, as the registers dic
tated, and still all were not accommo-
dated. The bureau was kept open un
til 10 o'cyock again last evening, in or
der that all might register-—and It was
kept busy every minute.
As the 10..g line of waiting people
received their cards they presented
them to Assistant Secretary FitzWll-
FIRST DAY'S SESSION "~™
Convention called to order at 10 o'clock
a. in. sharp by the president, Lewis £.
Invocation by Bey. Robert J. Burdette,
pastor emeritus, Temple Baptist church
of Los Angeles.
Addresses of welcome, Hon. James N.
GUlett, governor ,of California; Hon.
George Alexander, major of Los Ange
les W. H. Holllday, president Los An
geles Clearing House association.
Response to addresses of welcome,
George H. Russel, Detroit, Mich., former
president of the association.
Annual address of the president, Lewis
E. Plerson, New York city.
Annual report of the general secretary,
Fred E. Farnsworth, New York city.
Annual report of the treasurer, I. 0.
Kauffman, Turmiia, Wash.
Appointment of auditing committee by
the president. > • ,
" Annual report of the general counsel,
Thomas B. l'aton, New York city.
Annual report of the executive coun
cil, William Livingstone, chairman, De
troit, Mich. .
Annual r»port of the standing protec
tive committee, ; Fred E. Farnsworth,
la: 15 p. m.—Address by Irving T. 1
Bush of New York, chairman National
Currency league, "Needed Banking and
Currency Reforms from the Standpoint
of the Commercial Interests of the Coun
3 p. m.—■ Report of bills -of lading
committee, Clay 11. HolUster, chair
man. ■ - jvj a;; ;" v ■■
' Report of committee on express com
panies and money orders, Joseph Chap
man, Jr., chairman.
■ Report of standing law committee, W.
J. Field, chairman.
Report of the currency commission, A.
B. ! Hepburn, chairman,
3 p. m.—Address by Dr. Benjamin Ide
Wheeler, president of the University of
California, "The Banker as a Public
Servant." t -
; Address by 14. O. Khett, president Peo
ples National' bask, Charleston, S C, "A
Southern Banker's View of the Currency
' Roll call of states. _.;', "■' '•',
Reports submitted by state vice presi
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FOURTH FLOOR CAFE AND MEN'S GRILL OPEN 11:30 TO 5:00
Linens of Quality
The more a woman is acquainted with what constitutes the beauty of linens, the
enthusiastic she grows as she sees the stocks here for fall. She is likely to run short of «
expressive of admiration —and with reason!
LINEN SETS—A dozen napkins and single cloth to match; in hundreds of new patterns
EMBOSSED LINENS—Famous for their beauty; some twenty sets in different pat
terns, reduced 25 Per cen
HUCK TOWELS—AII linen and very soft; best values we've ever known at 35c, now oi
DAMASK TOWELS—AII linen, some huck towels among them; scalloped and hem
stitched ends in beautiful patterns; they sell regularly at 75c, now 50<
EMBROIDERED LINEN PILLOW CASES—A large assortment of designs; reason
ably priced at $30° to *7-50 t**
GUEST TOWELS—Easily laundered; to go in guests' rooms, in addition to the large
sizes; some of them embroidered by hand, with scalloped edges; all of them pur
linen; the prices range from 16 2-3 c to • • • • •
BATH TOWELS—Extra heavy and very fine quality and weave; larger than the ordi
. . 35c and 50
nary, too; at
DOlLlES—Embroidered by hand; 4*. 6, 9 and 12-inch sizes; with centerpieces to mater
. in scores of choice patterns.
HAND EMBROIDERED TOWELS ."-..■ $1-00 to $6.00 eacl
._. Coulter Dry Goods Co. *
son, who, passing on them, presented
each person with a neat stick pin, an
identification badge and a small book,
similar to an ordinary check book, in
closed in a case of green leather, which
contains neatly engraved tickets of ad
mittance to the different functions to
be given in their honor.
Following the registration proceed
ings, the delegates entertained them
selves about the city, some going for
automobile rides, others seeking dif
ferent points of interest on the street
cars, while many, principally the well
dressed, smart looking women who
make up the feminine portion of the
bankers* party, sought the shopping
Not all went shopping and riding,
however. Financiers representing mil
lions discussed the beauties of Los
Angeles and the questions of the day
with assistant cashiers and other small
officials in every hotel lobby, and it
wu hard to tell which was which.
Prominent among the bankers was F.
O. Watts of Nashville, Term., vice
president of the association. When
not called upon to officiate at any of
the numerous committees of which he
is a member Mr. Watts was circulat
ing among the throngs in the hotels.
In all probability he will be the next
president of the association, it being
the custom of the association to move
each vice president up to the chief
executive's office each year.
Another prominent figure In the
crowd at the Alexandria was Ernest
A Hamill, president of the Corn Ex
change Bank of Chicago, who Is here
attending his first convention. It will
not be his last, ho says.
SEEK NEXT CONVENTION
Although the convention is hardly
under way, several cities have repre
sentatives here working for the next
convention. Among the most promi
nent of these is the delegation from
Austin, Texas, headed by J. W. Hoopes,
vice president of the Austin National
bank, who are making the hardest fight
to secure the bankers for 1911. The
Lone Star state people began their
campaign for the honor in Chicago last
year, and were at it again here be
fore the first trainload of people ar
rived. It Is reported that they stand
a very good chance of getting it.
New Orleans and Detroit are also
working for the next session of the
financiers, but as yet have put up no
very formidable argument in com
parison with Austin.
Probably the most Interesting and
important session of the convention
•will come on Friday, the second day
of the business convention.
It was definitely announced yester
day that Theodore A. Burton. United
States senator from Ohio, would be
here on that date to address the con
vention, and his speech Is being an
ticipated with pleasure and Interest by
the bankers. Mr. Burton has written
extensively on the financial question in
the United States, having made a
special study of It. He is a member of
the monetary commission of tne
United States. His subject will be The
Work of the Monetary Commission.
Another feature which Is lifting Fri
day's session above today's in interest
is the address of Frank B. Anderson
of San Francisco, president of the
Bank of California. Mr. Anderson, for
the California bankers, will place their
side of the financial question squarely
before the convention.
The special features of the conven
tion are also attracting attention, and
one of the most brilliant affairs of the
season Is promised in the ball In Shrlno
auditorium this evening. Special at
tention will be Riven the floral decora
tions and nil the visitors who do not
dance are requested to attend to view
these. There will be ,a concert from
8-30 until 9 o'clock, dancing from 9
until midnight and carriages at 12
DEMAND SEPARATION OF
RAIL AND STREET GRADES
Separation of grades of streets and
railroad crossings at the river was the
subject of a traffic conference hold
yesterday afternoon in the office of the
board of public utilities.
Representatives from all the steam
and electric roads In the city, as well
as city officials, were present at tho
The engineers representing the rail
roads did not take kindly to the sug
gestion that the grades be separated,
declaring it would cost many millions
of dollars" and that other protective
measures, just as efficient and less
costly, could be taken.
No decision was reached. Another
conference will be held October 13, and
in the meantime tne engineers are ex
pected to get together and formulate
some plan to submit to the public
utilities board. The board will also
taVa iic th« autaW.t with othar citina.
ODD FELLOWS OF STATE
GATHER AT SANTA ANA
Festival Week Begins-Orange
County Carnival of Products
Opens Wednesday Night
SANTA ANA. Oct. B.—Th« fifty
sixth annual session of the gTand en
campment of the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows and cantonment was op
ened today by the arrival of hundreds
of Odd Fellows from all over the state.
Grand Patriarch IT. G. F. Wulft of
Sacramento who will preside at the
sessions of tho encampment accompa
nied the Sacramento delegation.
Tonight a reception was held In hon
or of Department Commander Gen. J.
K. Ritter. Dancing and an Informal
Tomorrow morning the grand en
campment business session will open.
The afternoon will be consumed in ex
cursions, parades, and social functions.
The executive committees of local
Odd Fellows—C. W. Sheats, W. B.
Tedford, J. E. Lleblg, Geo. K. Peters, A.
E. Bird, B. Uttley, R. S. Dickinson, Ed.
F. Waite, C. C. Chandler.
Sycamore Rebekah auxiliary—Minnie
Lee Houston, chairman; Anna McMur
do, Orlantha Bird, Belle M. Rogers,
Delia Anderson, May Burlew, Mlda
Torosa Rebekah auxiliary—Fanny
Lacy, chairman; Mary F. Ford, Sarah
Uttley, Ila Bishop, Delia Livesey.
At the exhibition grounds of the Car
nival of Products, which begins
Wednesday night, is a centerpiece
erected in honor of the visiting Odd
Fellows. The encampment will con
tinue throughout the entire week, join
ing Wednesday night and after in the
Orange County Carnival of Products of
A Japanese tea garden ia being pre
pared by a force of Japanese A mid
way is beginning to assume propor
tions, while a poultry show is fast get
ting in shape. Sliver cups and other
valuable prizes are offered for this,
and other competitive events.
Automobile races will be a big fea
ture of the week, and prizes have been
hung up for the racing events.
The display of products promises to
eclipse any ever made here.
RAILWAY SECRETARY ADVANCED
NEW YORK, Oct. 3.— R. D. Lank
ford, former secretary of the Southern
Railway company, was today elected
vice president as well as secretary of
that company, and E. H. Copeman,
former general manager, has been ap
pointed vice president and general
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