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THE SUNDAY CALL
'VOLUME CVIL— NO. 35.
SHIPPERS SCORE
STATE RAILROAD
COMMISSIONERS
Charges o! Flagrant Neglect of
Duty to Be Filed Before the
Canners' League
Proceedings Approaching Im
peachment Will Be Launched
at Big Local Convention
Board Fails to Carry Out Legis
lature's Mandate to Protest
Against Increased Rates
PROCEEDINGS approaching
impeachment hang heavy over
the heads of the state railroad
commissioners. Charges of flagrant
neglect of duty are in preparation.
The]} nnll be filed before the Canners
league, which will meet in San Fran
cisco in annual session January 13.
These charges will recite that H. D.
Lovcland, Theodore Summcrland and
A lexander C. Irwin. as members of the j
commission, have failed to carry out
the. mandates of the recent legislature.
The authors of the movement propose
to carry their case to the governor.
Failed to File Protest
The attempted Impeachment will be
bsf»>d upon the failure of the commis
sion to protect against the general ad
vance in transcontinental freight rates, *
although they were instructed specific
ally to take action. The year 1903 has
<*!apsed. The higher tariffs? have re
mained in force and no voice has been
lifted in official protest. The tanners
have suffered to the extent of $300,000
through the increased schedule.
It is recognized that great difficulties
tic in the way of a successful impeach
tnerit.' The commissioners may be re
moved only through legislative pro
cess. \u2666'The. terms of Loveland. .Sum
mcrland and Trwin will have expired
and their successors..chosen by next
j-fir when the legislature will con
vene. The governor has not the power
of removal. Still. he can throw the
fear of the future into the somnolent
The cancfr* will at least be able to
explode a few firecrackers under the
*ol*-,s of the JS.OOO a year trio. They
propose to get rone action for their
endeavors, even if it be only up and
Will Revive Agitation
President 1... F. Graham will call the
league to order In the rooms of the
chamber of commerce in the Merchants*
Exchange building. One of the topics
of c\iiff discussion will be freight rates.
The tanners will revive the agitation
that died in its infancy of railroad
chloroform a year ago. In the mean
time, the Southern Pacific and Santa
F» have collected $10,000,000 from the
California shippers in excess rates.
It was this advance in rates that
brought the question squarely before
the last legislature. The result was a
bill of many clauses and phrases, into
one of which —and it may have been
purely accidental in the light of legis
lative history —crept a prod. It was a
peremptory order to the commission to
get bufy. The commission has since
T.roken its former championship record
t>t immobility.
The Legislative Mandate
Here is the section containing the
lpgis!ative mandate on which the can
ners rHy:
kThe said commission is hereby
authorized and directed, when pub
lic interest* requires, to file peti
tions for Investigations, or com
plaint or complaints with the in
terstate commerce commission and
to file such suit or nuitu in tribunals
or courts of competent jurisdiction
as are permitted under the terms
of what is known as the interstate
commerce act, complaining of any
thing- done or omitted to be done by
common carriers subject to the pro
visions of the interstate commerce
act.
Said board Is also hereby author
ized and instructed to file petitions
for investigations, or complaint or
complaints, and to commence such
*uit or suits in tribunals or courts
f<f competent jurisdiction, com
plaining of the order or orders of
any transcontinental railroad com
pany or other common carrier,
cither railroad or steamship, rais
ing freight rates or'entering Into
contracts or combinations to'raise
or maintain rates, or to. take any
action that will prevent competition
to and from, or to or from Cali
fornia points to points in the
United States" outside of California.
The attorney general is hereby di
rected to represent said board and
the people of the state of California
in any proceeding commenced un
der the provisions of this section.
The-said commission is hereby
empowered and directed to co
operate with the Interstate com
merce commission in the investiga
tion of discrimination In charges:of"
facilities for transportation of pas
.sengers or freight made by any
railroad or other transportation
company between places or persons,
. in the facilities for the' transpor
tation of the same classes or pas
sengers or freight within the state
Continued on Pace S, Column 4
The San Francisco Call.
D. 0. Mills, Noted
Millionaire, Is
Called by Death
Father of Mrs. Whitelaw Reid
Succumbs to Heart Failure
at Millbrae
n. O. Mills, a California milliouaire
sari philanthropist and. father of Mrs.
Whltrlan Reid, -rrife of the American
arobmaidnr to Great Britain, dlrd at
9:30 o'clock Inxt evening at bin home
at Millbrae, "an Mateo county. He had
an attack of heart trouble, with which
he ha« been afflicted for several ycajs.
and bin death came suddenly. .Mr*.
Reid Traa nit b him at the last.
.Mill* recently catnc io California
with Mr*. R«*ld and has been living
quietly at Millbrae. Hl* health bait been
feeble and 'Doctor Hrrtr.mtein ha« bceu
attending; him. \ r*trrday nmrniiii: tbr
doctor ua< railed to tbc bedside of bin
patient and found him in a ccrionn con
dition. Doctor Hcrtxstein returned to
the city, lint ln«t nlcht irax nsrain muiii
moned to Millbrae. He arrived JuM
about the time of the death of the
millionaire.
Mill* na* the builder and imnrr of
the Mill* building in thla olty. Tthich
ira» probably tbe first steel frame
buildinjtr erected in the Treat. He wax
tbe founder of tbe D. O. Mill* National
banking; company of Sncrmnetito.
INDEX OF THE
SAN fRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
TELEPHONE KEARXY 86
TUESDAY. JAXUAHT 4, 1010
WEATHER CONDITIONS
\u25a0YESTERDAY— Northwest wind: clear; maii
mum temperature. 4&; minimum. 3&
FORECAST KOR TODAY— Fair; brary frosts;
lijbt north wind. Page 15
EDITORIAL
H»tch H<«trhj- proposition is vital. Pace «
Mr. Taft'« railroad program. l'acr 6
Mott in«ult«l th» climate. l'age 6
CITY
P. O. 'Mills,* no!*! California millionaire, dies
sMiddiJlj from h«?art failure. Page 1
Player* in "'•Prof.essor Xa'poleoa" «"ctiTe in
preDaratioa* for pnblic performance?. Page 3
M». r cr el»ct ' McCarthy wages actire war on
purchase of Sprin? Valter plant. Page 1
.Dsylirb: gboet <iriTcs . Mission street family
froas their home. -. -. ...Pace 16
Poiat of law turn* tabiea on attTnej- in O<*ean-
Ie «t»am?bip company* contempt case Pace 16
Courts mast pa»» on Tgliditj- of liquor license
©rfliaanee. mt» Loxy?. \- . Page 3
Snp»rTiM>r elect paj* plowing: tribnte to oul
golnr board. Paite 5
I'inance committee reports ou condition of
citj"R fund*. Page 5
SuperTiwrs permit Chutes to krep menagerie
at Fillmnn* street r»K"rt. Page 5
faulty "frrjee of citation may end Sullivan's
contost of Conlon's election. Paste 4
Mi«s Katie Peters, youns pirl, beM up by
matked pair. Page 7
Wonan caught attempting to steal shirtwaists
trrs t-» end life. Page 10
Shipowners point oat benefit* rrceired by Hono
lulu from co«*twi«u> shipping law. Page 16
Frank H. Jermyn. millionaire coal majriiate.
tnccumbs to injuries. Page 4
State railroad commissioneris are accused by
shippers of neglect of duty. Page 1
SUBURBAN j *"/.
Engagement of Mrs. C. C. Basor and A. J.
HiJ! came* flurry in Eociety. Page 8
Charles P. Boone. mine superintendent, returns
to Berkeley from Salrador. Page 9
Chinese, canses arrest of. white wife's alleged
affinity. Page 8
United States b*h!rt(s other Dattaax in care of
children, »ays school physician. Page S
Oakland woman entertains children of friends
at holiday p»rty.. Page :S
Oakland authorities expect farorable report on
legality of board of election. , Page 0
Heir So large estate found in person held for
insanity. Page 8
Alameda's largest and oldest eucalyptus hewn
by man who caw It planted. Page S
Oakland claims finest recelTing hospital of any
city in the west. Page 8
Miss Forbes Wilkinspn takes morphine in Ber
keley hotel in suicidal attempt. Page V
Berkeley stndents surprise themselTes by gain
shown in scholarship. Page S>
Barglar shot by policeman was rightful bearer
of English title Lord Festherstonbaugb. Page 1
Colonel Rooserelt and party discover new ani
mal resembling the for, named "btocyon
Tergatuf." Page 1
Morgan. Ryan and Leri P. Morton Join hands
in merging big trust companies. Page 3
Gotham's new mayor shows liing for football
stars as Job holders. Page 3
Six railway president* call npon Taft to pro
tect their Interests. Page 1
FOREIGN
Canada unconcerned whether Cnited States
enforces maximum tariff rates.
SPORTS
Plttsbnrg natch maker after Nelson and
Moran for February card. Page 10
Pair of enknowns will go in against Johnson
at Pittsburg show. Page 0
Entries for eastern racing season close with
heary nominations. Page 10
Weiss family defeated at polo by Cornado by
score of 5 to 3. Page 9
Seminole basket ball team defeated by.craicV
Livenaore aggregation. ' PageU
Hester believe* be . will enccecd In. getting
Wo!*s»t •to «ccept terms. Page 10
Jae Norman. .Alaska distance runner. Issues
cballense to local contenders. ' - Vase io
.Mate baseball league * organized with - annual
election held at Stockton. 'Page 10
'National jrolf. association official says western
'war I« Inevitable. . Page 9
.Brown university professor says football trill not
t* abolisbed.jSMgS Pace »
Eddie , Van Vleck. Yale's stellar., amateur
pitcher, may be 'suspended. Page 10
.New .York : policeman athlete' swims the Hudson
river on wager. Page 9
Changes can*»d by midwinter. graduations dis
organlzc prep \ school athletics. \u25a0 Page 10
National leagse managers : want waive • re
qnests Wppt secret.,' Page 10
National commission rules drafted players mast
report before major ecesoa. - .. rage 10
•".._\u25a0, .' v... . > \u25a0• . \u25a0\u0084. '
SAN FEANCISCO, TUESDAY, Ji^TMRY 4, : 1910.
RAILWAY KINGS
AND PRESIDENT
IN CONFERENCE
Heads of Six Great Systems Call
Upon Taft to Protect
Their Interests
Special Message to Congress
Will Aim Direct Blow at
Watered Stocks
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.— Following a
forenoon conference with the presi
dents of six of the great railroad sys
tems. President- Taft late this after
noon announced a change of program
in the. sending of his message dealing
with interstate '% commerce and anti
trust laws amendments to congress.
Segregates Two Issues
The nfessage will be split into two
parts. The section dealing with trusts
will be sent to congress Thursday
noon. The section dealing with the
interstate commerce law, In which rail
roads are directly interested, will be
deferred until Friday. :
The president's special message - on
conservation of natural resources is
expected to be ready for "congress on
Monday.' ",'.
Soon after the railroad presidents
hrrd left the White House it was an
nounced that the president still hoped
to have his message ready for congress
on Wednesday. It had been his origin
al intention to treat together the two
subjects of interstate commerce and
antl trust amendments. It was said
late this afternoon that the message
probably would receive, greater atten
tion if. divided into two parts, neither
of more than 4.000 words.
As a result of the call of the rail
road presidents, it was said that only
a few verbal changes would be made
in the message dealing with the inter
state commerce laws, and that these
would make the president's position
more clear.
Railroadmen Considerate
President Taft found the railroad
men most .considerate in presenting
i their views. While deprecating the
idea of any legislation at all at\ this
time, «-hen, "they declared, conditions
:in the railroad and Industrial worlds
are righting themselves after two
years of depression, they did not seek
to deter the president from sending his
message.
They devoied themselves to more or
less specific objections to the bill pre
pared by Attorney "General Wicker
sham, which forms the text of the mes
sage.
The president, it is declared, will not
attempt to force the Wickersham or
any other bill upon congress. He will
say in his message that such a bill has
been drafted and is at the disposal of
congress.
The railroad presidents admitted that
their objections to the proposed amend
ments to the interstate commerce act
were general in their application to all
the amendments.
Morgan Arranged Meeting
The president, however, had made his
position clear to J. Pierpont Morgan in
a brief interview last Friday morning.
Morgan in turn arranged for today's
conference and advised the railroadmen
to confine themselves to suggestions of
changes in amendments rather than to
an -attempt to influence the presidet as
to his general course. .
Taft has let it be known that he not
only will make recommendations for
changes in the law, but that he expects
congress to adopt the suggestions at
this session, and thus carry out the
promises of the republican party plat
form.
Those who attended the conference
today were Presidents McCrea of the
Pennsylvania. Lovett of the ilarriman
line. Brown of the New York Central,
Mellen of the New York, . New Haven
and Hartford, Baer of the Philadelphia
and Reading and Flnley of the South
ern railroad. *
The railroad presidents brought
Lewis Cass Ledyard of New York with
them, as general counsel. Attorney
General Wickersham represented the
legal department of the government.
Changes Stock Amendment
One of the changes which President
Taft agreed " to make, in !hls recom
mendations has to do; with the lan
guage of the proposed amendment pro
hibitin ga railroad company from ac
quiring stock in any competing rail
road in the future or from holding
stock in, a competing railroad /after a
given date. It was" claimed that the
wording of this 'proposed amendment
was sujch that It might he heldto apply
to lines like the New York Central. and
the West Shore. .The latter is and for.
many* years has been a New York Cen
tral line, Eervihg virtually as an over
flow trackage system on the western
shore of; the Hudson river.
The law, as President Taft will sug- :
gest, will provide that where a railroad
owns SO. per cent 'or more of the stock
of another it may acquire the re
mainder. This.it is said,- would afford
a', measure of. protection' to minority,
stock, holders^. for if railroads owning
the. majority. stock should be' prohibited
'from acquiring any more ; the. minority'
would lose their only probable ; pur
"chaser.. When* : a railroad. 'holds riless
that the rriajority'-of ;Stock in -another
Continued on \u25a0 Page * 'i, '. Column \u25a0-, 5
SPURNS ATTORNEYS LOVE
ADDS SENSATION TO SUIT
CLARA HAGGETT
SEEKS TO OUST
HER ATTORNEY
Woman Suing Banker's Son
Says W. H. Kiler Wanted
Her to Elope to Mexico
Miss Clara Hapgett. who is suing P.
E. Bowles Jr. of Oakland for $50,000"
for breach of promise, Tvants to rid
herself of her attorney of record in
the case, "William H. Kiler,' who 'has of
fices in the Metropolis bank building,
this city, and one of ; her grounds of
complaint against the lawyer is that
h*» wanted her to elope with him to
Mexico.
That such an adventure did not ap
peal to the younsr women is apparent
from the fact that yesterday she and
another attorney, Oren Ti. B. Leidy.
filed affidavits with, the superior court
of Alameda county 1n support of a tfio
tion that Kilerbe be replaced by Leidy
in the suit, which comes to trial Janu
ary 7.
The action brought by Miss Haggett
has been sensational and the develop
ments promised by the motion just
filed makes it even more sensational.
Bowles, . the . defendant in . the breach
of promise action, is a son of P. E.
Bowles, the Oakland banker. He is
a prominent society man of Alameda
county and was private secretary, to
Victor IT. Metcalf when Metcalf was
secretary „of the navy in Roosevelt's
cabinet. In her complaint Miss Hag
gett alleged that trusting in Bowles'
fluent promises, she lived with him in
Washington as his wife.
Kiler was out of sight yesterday.
He could not be found at his office in
this city. not at his home, 636 Twelfth
street, Oakland.
There will . excitement for
him when he appears jn 'the Raggett
case, for the young woman Is deter
mined to oust, him from his position
as her attorney.' Th<? tenacity with
which Kiler will cling to his job can
only be surmised.
In the affidavits filed yesterday both
Miss Haggett and Leidy assert that
Kiler his ever acted adverse to the
best interests of his client.
Leidy came into the case early, When
the break first came in the affairs of
Miss Haggett -and young Bowles the
woman met Leidy in New York and he
agreed to take up her suit for her,
coming on to Oakland to press the
action. Leidy went to Brewton A.
Hayne and F. Kiler to engage them as
attorneys, he says. Ha offered them 40
per cent of his fee if the case was set
tled without trial and .50, per cent if
the cause came to trial. Hayne refused
to take. the case, but Kiler took- it up.
.Then, according to, the affidavits
filed. Kiler began a series of delays and
of neglect of Miss Haggetfs interests.
\u25a0The wolf at the door nearly spoiled
the suit, for it is stated that the action
was first delayed until Kiler could bor
row the filing fee of $6 and enter the
papers. The defense was granted every
thing it wished and Leidy declares, that
the case could have been set for trial
at an earlier date if Kiler had not made
false representations to him.
Kiler wanted to get hold of the ex
hibits in the case, the tender missives
of love which are said to have been
written by Bowles to Miss Haggett. On
these letters her case largely rests. It
is inferred, however, that Kiler did not
need, these letters to learn how .to ad
dress his client in a sentimental strain,
for it is 'said that he used to write to
her as "Dear Clara." Two letters from
Kiler to the woman are attached to the
affidavit, and one of these carries the
endearing salutation.
: During this time, it is alleged, Kiler
tried to undermine Leidy in Miss Ha'g
gett's- mind!' -He" told Miss /llaggett.
that Leidy had offered Ito sell' the
Bowles love letters to .XV. H. Chickering,
attorney, for Bowles.- He wanted Miss
Haggett" to substitute-Attorneyi Phillip
W. 'Walsh for "Leidy. : When the piaih
tiff refused to do this, it is said,' Kiler.
threatened to go to : Chickering and
"queer the whole case." •
; During this time there, was a-second
ary' romantic 'movement introduced by
Kiler, who wanted his client to .settle
the case and elope with him to Mexico.
-When she dfclined. the romantic op
portunity Kiler grew material and sent
a bill for $88. He offered to withdraw!
from the case if <. he was paid that
amount. \u25a0 . • • ;'. -.;\u25a0. -
Leid asserts that the trial was set
for December 27, last, and that .; Kiler
was not present \u25a0 in : court on -that 'date
and the case ; might have been dis-.
missed had not Leidy been present and
stopped the motion. At that : time ; Flz:
gerald : and Abbott were substituted for
Chickering as attorneys for Bowles.
\u25a0"\u25a0•;\u25a0 The affidavits /of^ ; Miss Haggett and
Leidy,; as .originally, drawn, up, .were
startling '-documents, t but;.. the : 'affliants
censored them "^before ;. fl y|ng^: ; ';Tn'ey
crossedjjtiut :.the .elopement;; to Mexico
proposition,- so* that f\t\ is . not 7 inlYhe
record,* althoug- it ? cap iplaiply^ be. Tead
in: the; document. » •*""\u25a0' :^*' ----^
I Miss Clara Haggett, who seeks to drop attorney in breach" of promise suit.
ROOSEVELT PARTY
FINDS NEW ANIMAL
"Otocyon Vergatus" Is Small
Carnivorous Mammal Re=
sembling Fox of West ,
WASHIXOTOX, Jan. 3.— A new ani
mal has-been -discovered in British
East Africa by the Smithsonian. African
scientific expedition, which, undf*r the
leadership of Colonel" Theodore Rooso
velt, is in] that region 'petting speci
mens of fauna" arid flora for the Smith
sonian Institution.
' This new animal, the first announce
ment of whose discovery was. made at
the Smithsonian .Institution '_ today, is
a'hitherto unknown species of otocyon,
to which officials of -the scientific or
ganization have given the specific
nameof Vergatus. It is a small car
nivorius mammal closely resembling a
fox. " . 'Vo'-'^
"Otocyon Jlooseveltus" ,as a cogno
men for the new animal would make
an appropriate • designation ' and one
that would have perpetuated the name
of the former president. as the discov
erer of the species, .but the Smithsoni
an officials, perhapsfearing the discov
erer would object, decided to make It 3
specific name yergatus, meaning
striped. ' • "- \u25a0- ti~-+' : .
The otocyon -vorga^us is generally
buff in color, and it has been foundCby
Gerritt Miller of the museum staff to
differ.- slightly 'from otocyon magallus,
found : farther.' south in* Africa.* The
otocyon :is ; peculiar .to \u25a0 Africa and 13
not represented in the "United States.,
but resembles *in color the swifter kit
fox of the- western plains The skull
of this new form-closely resembles that
of the gray fox : of our native fauna./.
This animal is Jof- special interest for
the reason that 'comparatively few new
forms were expected _ from this- region
in, Africa as , the has been
pretty thoroughly examined- by British*
naturalists. \; \u25a0 ' '\u25a0• -
SALOON HOLDUPMAN
SUBDUED BY VICTIMS
Desperado Had. Complete Bur
glars i Outfit? When '; Captured !
BAKERSFIEL.D, Jan.* 3.—^A iinan giv
ing the name of Hank Kennedy entered
The Office, \u25a0 a salooh-in East Bakers
field.last night '.with;' a drawn revolver
and ordered the 'five men in the bar
room 1 to^thrbw.up their. hands, which
they, promptly did., . ./
Whilethe desperado was abstracting
a purse from one, man's pocket another,
of J the victims jumped the holdupmah
and the whole- five joined in subduing
him. :, --\u25a0 ' -W^sSSSBUSBBSBBBSBA
When searched a complete burglar's
outfit .was -found: upon' Kennedy. His
description, has^beeri-,. wired to the prin
cipal cities'as that of a probably^ much
wanted criminal.
STOCKTON? LETS TWO
V BRIDGE' CONTRACTS
[Special. Dispatch ' to The Call]
\ STOCKTON. Jan. 3.— ; The. board, of su
pervisors^ today j let; ? contracts r as;;fol
low6:>- • \u25a0 \u25a0•/ • •'• \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0'*.. :\u25a0''.',%'\u25a0 :""* ; " -'\u25a0<,'--\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0:'\u25a0\u25a0''.'\u25a0'
; Mowry .; ferry,- bridge— M." B. ! White*
for, $5,630. , \u25a0: : '"- : "''•;"•' : \u25a0\u25a0 ."- - : .' '"
bridge— West r -hrldge and
construt:tion)company, . foiv,sll,o6o.
: jCouhtyj.r'oad 'south ;of^B^thany.-r-R. T.
Meltonfand^C.iL. Ortmari, f0r, '21 1% Scents
DEAD ROBBER WAS
ENGLISH BARON
Burglar, Shot by' Policeman
While Robbing Saloon,. Head
•">.'; , of Prominent House
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CHrCAGO, Jan. 3.— Harry B. Feather
etone,'-.shot and killed by Policeman
Maloney while robbing a saloon new
year's mornirisr, was the head, of the
notable , English house tof feather
stonhaugh. and the rightful bearer of
the title of Lord Featherstonhaugh, as
one of the barons of that line, accord
ing to his sister, Miss Emma Feather
stonhaugh.' Although he had dropped
the suffix of the long English name, the
family, consisting of his mother, Mrs.
Eliza Featherstonhaugh; his sister and
his uncle. William "WV Featherston
hau'gh, still retain> it.
"My grandfather, Henry Bardlff
Featherstonhaugh, was the nephew and
heir" of- the last Baron Featherston
haugh," said the sister. "The fatnily
is an old established one in' Essex,
England. \u25a0 A young English woman had
been picked out for him as a wife, but
he fan away and -married a poor Irish
girl named Lee. For this the family
disinherited :him."
The inquest over the body of Feather
stone was held during the day. i>epu*iy
Coroner Hartney- heard the testimony
of .the widow and Jerry XV. Mason, . a
taxicab chauffeur.
The jury returned an open verdict
and commended Patrolman Maloney for
killing' Feather'stone. .
Featherstonhaugh's family was
shocked when his criminal record was
made' known to them. His : wife and
sister thought he was in the brokerage
business. >
"FAKE" FOOT RACER GETS
\u25a0'SEVEN YEAR SENTENCE
Judge .'.Rebukes^ '. Young iMan
While Passing on Case
. DEXVER, Jan. • 3. — Ernest L. Powers,
a" former Denver university student.
who" 'was found guilty recently of de
frauding: a ! Denver, man out of 513.700
through a, "fake" -footrace at Council
Bluffs. la., was sentenced today to from
two to sevenfyears;ln the penitentiary.
In sentencing.him Judge "Whitford kept
Powers standing in front, of him for
almost half anhour while'he scathing
ly rebuked the young man for what he
had done' in view of; "his fine family,
his prominent and respected father and
his beautiful wife."
MAN WALKS STREETS
WITH BROKEN NECK
Operated On 10 Days After Ac
\u25a0Vcident; May Die ;
ST/LOUIS. Mo, Jan. 3.— Ralph Owens.
24 "years old, of Memphis*/ Term..
walked the streets jhere for 10 days
with a broken :neck and' did not ; know
it, until he „ went to . Mullanphy hos
pital '< to get treatment for rheumatism
this .'afternoon. ; .
, He • fell, he. said, 10 ' days^ ago." and
since • that time his head had been
"drawn'back, but he did not suffer much
pain.' ' "t'l ' . .\u25a0 . -"
:Hc "w_as. "operated" j on at the hospital
tonight, and has- slight' chance I for re-
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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WILL FIGHT
PURCHASE
OF SPRING
VALLEY
Mayor Elect Declares His Unal*
terable Opposition to Bond
ing of City to Acquire
Water Co.'s Property
SAYS DEAL WOULD BRING
CITY EiNDLESS LAWSUITS
McCarthy Promises Active Sop*
port in Project to^ Acquire
and Develop Hetch Hetchy
Reservoir Scheme
SCORES THE SUBMISSIOiN
OF DOUBLE PROPOSITION
M'CARTHY TAKES STAND
A6AINST SPRING VALLEY
"I am for Hetch Hetchy and
proposition No. I. / am un
alterably opposed to the purchase
of Spring Valley and proposition
No. 2. I have taken my stand.
I am going to it just as hard as I
know how. That means that I
will -be fighting night and day
from now until the polls close." —
Mayor elect P. H.. McCarthy.
CITY WOULD NOT EXCEED
ITS BONDING CAPACITY
"The incoming mayor, Mr.
McCarthy, is in error when he
says the city will exceed its legal
bonding capacity in acquiring the
Spring Valley and Sierra sys
tems. The debt is contracted
with the sale, not the authoriza
tion, of the bonds." — Judge Cur
tis H. Lindley.
3laror elect 3teCarthy has made ao
rnipbatio deelaratioa In favor of Hett-h
Hetcby and agabut the proposal that
$an Frand«co nhonld buy tbe Spring
Valley -water property.
At a meeting last evening of leading
commercial men, lavryers* supervisor*
\u25a0ad representatives of labor* there waa
id almost unanimous expression. In
favor of both propositions. Sojtne o<
the labor . leaders said they were open
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to- argument and ethers asked for In
formation.
THE proponents of the purchase
of Spring Valley for $35,000,000
will be compelled to combat the
actively hostile influence of the dty'3
government on and after Saturday,
when P. H. McCarthy assumes the
duties of mayor.
The proponents of the development
of the Hetch Hetchy grant and a new-
Sierra water supply through the issue
of bonds, as proposed by proposition
No. 1, and the consummation of the
plans originally submitted with that
proposition, will have the active in
fluence of the city's government with
them on and after Saturday.
In ' Thick of Fight
Mayor elect McCarthy announced
yesterday that he would be in the fight
against Spring Valley and for Hetch
Hetchy, day and night, until the polli
close.
McCarthy's advocacy of # bonding
proposition No. 1 and his opposition
to proposition No. 2 assumed a new
significance yesterday, when he de
clared that his speech before the rep
resentatives of organized labor - was,
only the beginning of a fight which he
would wage with unrelenting and un
ceasing vigor.
"I am goinsr to It just as hard as'f
know how,** declared the mayor elect
yesterday afternoon. "That means that
I will be flghtins night and day from
nowiuntll the polls close. I shall make
speeches for Hetch Hetchy and against
the .purchase of Spring:. Valley and
proposition No.. 2- as .submitted by the
incumbent supervisors. .
- "I am absolutely for the development
of the Hetch Hetchy grant and a proper^
water supply" for San Francisco. I am;
opposed to the alternative proposition^,
arid the' purchase of'a lot of law suits.*
Need AVater Supply
:.". 'fthe prosperity ; of the j city and Its
people depends very largely upon a^
proper, water^supply. ,'W« want a water"
•sjupply-tbat is clean, healthful and ade-'

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