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JUDGE DECLINES
TO DEBATE WITH
RECALL ADVOCATE
a O
Police Magistrate Declares
He Is; Averse to Being
Made a Target for
Abusive Foes
"OPEN FORW SAYS
St AILMENT oUNTRUE
Movement for Recall Grows
Hourly—Petitions to
Start Today
Declaring- t r hat .he had received a let
t*9 which warfe his appearance before
the body an impossibility, Police Judge
Charles Weller last night declined em
phatically to be present at the Open
Forum t6 enter into debate with Attor
ney Twain Mfthelson before the final
step is Jaken in sending: broadcast the
tione d-m&ndins We recall.
Judge W«M*r stated that the letter
had intinteted that feeling among the
Open Forum members was against him
or.'l c\_res«9«>d himself as being averse
to making- himself a target for abuse.
This Is d°RiPd by William Boon, sec
retary of the Open Forum, who assigns
a totally different reason for the ac
cused jurist's nonappearanee.
OFFERED .JI Dttfc ADVANTAGE
"I sent a letter to Jtdge Weller offer
ing him the opening and closing state
ments Jjn the debate, which is a conces
sion. I did say that a committee had
been appointed by the Open Forum to
•o-opertte wit!: 4\fr. Michelson in the
investigation of. court records. If he
can-produce any statement from me re
leasing-him from his agreement to ap
pear I will agree ttJ quit the fight
f> gainst him. On the other hand, if he
does not produce proof of the false
statement he Js said to frave made rela
tive to the reason he has failed to ap«
pe.-jr. the public may draw its own con
clusions. Furthermore, when he did not
appear at the appointed time and pla%e
one of the offtrtals of die Forum, Mr.
Harrington, called him, up over the
phonf and requested him to appear.
Judg*> Waller refused."
The copy of the letter which Mr. Boon
says he sent Judge Weller reads:
Open Forum,
January 15, Isl3.
Judge Charles Weller--Dear Sir: The
committee which has been appointed by
the Open Forum has decided to co-oper
atp with Mr. in the investi
pation of the record-S of your courts. At
our meeting (January 16, 8 p. m.) Mr.
Miehelson will present further state
ments in regaTcl to his investigation.
You will be given the opening find clos
ing statements, as we think this only
fair to you. Yours for social progress,
WILLIAM BOON.
Secretary Open Forum.
REFUSAL, CREATES COMMENT
The Open Forum hall. In tire Jeffer
eon building, was packed with members
of civic organizations and others wTio
were interested ,in the and
Judge Weller's refusal to appear
created much adverse comment.
s Attorney Michelso'n at ftrst declined
present his argument, saying that
he wished to give Judge Weller every i
opportunity to defend himself. When
it became a certainty that the 3udge
meant to adhere to fris refysal. Mfrchel
son read a carefully ifrepared, report,
based on police court record?, of the
prevailing , "system" .-jncw in force in
the courts of San Francisco.
That the "system" long has beefi in
force was the declaration of Mr. Michel
son, who read aft eecpose of corrupt
political machinations in the cotrts
which, appeared in the San Francisco
Call, April 12; 1909. Mr. Michelson
drew a comparison between conditions
as they existed at that time and now,
Fhr.winsr that there hjas been little im
provement, if any. , >
'Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday,
whpn I visited the J>6lice courts in
search of data," so id "Mr. Michelson, "I
was shown every courtesy. Thits morn*
ingr it -.vas a different- matter. I started i
at the top, where I should haw received [
my mitormatifvn. and was passed down |
the lin> fmm attache to attache, cap- j
tain to lienfnarit. until I confronted |
thp -chief. And I received small satis
faction there."
Several speakers followed Mr, J*ichel
fnn; urging tho?=e present to take the
matter into their own hands and not
depen e d upon a. high.er agency.
I V TO THE PEOPLE *. «
"It's not up to the arrand jury to |
clear him, out the pe°ople who put hlm j j
In office," was th* keynote of the meet
ing.
At its ccmclusion a majority of tho?*
present appended their signatures to a
petition demanding his recall, the ftrst
definite so far taken.
MOVEMENT IS GAIXIXG
That the movement against Judge
Welier '-s ga*in£ng strength daily and
has enlisted the support of persons In
all walks of life was demonstrated yes
terday £t. the headquarters of the
League of Justice, 251 Kearny street.
From early morning umtii late in the
evening unsolicited advocates sof the*
recall of the Jurist^visited the head
quarters either to furnish those behind
action, with additional evidence of
tred misconduct on the psflrt of
JUiJge Weller or voluntarily to offer
their services in securing signatures
to the petitions which expected to |
be in circulation tomorrow morning.
By G o'clock more than 70 persons
had left their names and addresses
with the statement that they were at
the disposal of the league either in
circular. ng the petiticus or in other
directions.
"Practically every one who has called
here co * ar today," eald Chaeles F.
Rchrelber, In charge of the league's of
fice, "has hadfComplaints to make not
only against Judge Weller and the
"system" prevailing in his court, but
against all police courts in general, and
the bail and bond system, especially as
regards McDonough brothers. The dis
closures are a revelation to those un
lamiliar with *he workings of the San
jfrancisco police courts. Those who
nave calted here are fcbout ev;enly di
vided in their convictions, although alf
are against Judge Weller. Many who
are out of town or jiot in a position
publicly to take the stand, are writing
to me, and it makes interesting read
ing." „
■ »
EXPLAINS PAGEANT PLANT
Frederick R. Benson, KnnHah Theatri
cal Manager, Addreawe* Students
BERKELEY. Jan. 16.—Frederick R.
Benson, the celebrated English actor
manager and director of the Shake
speare festival at Stratford-on-Avon.
explained to the students of the Uni
versity of California his plane for a
great historical pageant at the Panaraa
racific exposition.
He paid a tribute to George R. Man-
Ltship, a graduate of the university of
I ;, who is now a member of one of
Benson's companies. He also compli
mented Garnet Holme, the dramatic
coach of the university
Winter Festival Postponed
Illness Necessitates Step
Talented women who will take prominent parts in society's winter fete, which
has been postponed until January 24.
Lightning Turns in Alarm
Bolt Sounds Fire Whistle
Special Plppetrh. to Tbj» Cnlli
REDWOOD CITY", Jan. Iβ.—The
thunder and lightning storm
which iCM-ept over Redwood City
this morning played n queer
prank with the municipal flre
alarm, causing ifc to whistle It*
loudest end summon the volun
teer firemen. The fire whistle Iβ
located at the Frank tannery and
In operated hy an electric iilnrm
apparatus. During the height <*t
the storm lightning struck the
electric wires leading 1o the flre
whistle and the additional cur.
rent caused one. long blast.
NEARLY 200,000
WORKERS STRIKE
Labor Troubles Tie Up
Many Big Industries of
New York City r
NKW YORK, Jan. 16—Strikes In sev
eral big industries, involving nearly
200,000 persons, are in progress here.
: Efforts of various mediatory forces to
settle the differences between employee
and those they employ so far have* ac
conrplishd nothing.
Reporters and otlfer writers of a
Jewish paper struck $oday, demanding
less vigorous use of the blue pencil by
editors, a minimum wage scale of $25
weekly and an agreement that no re
porter shall be forced to write more
than three columns a" day. Editors in
chief, city editors, and even stockhold
ers gathered and wrote the news today,
and the proprietors declared the edi
tion would be issued as usual.
More than ifO.OOO workers are In
volved in the great strike in the gar
ment making industry, the chief among
the labor troubles.
Several hundred waiters, cooks and
other hotel employes have been on
strike since early this month. A com
mittee representing the
Hotel Workers' union and the Indust- ,
rial Workers of the World, will decide
Sufiday whether to issue a strike or
der calling out 12,000 waiters, cooks
and helpers of various classes.
Several Barnard college girls. Includ
ing Miss Freda Klrchway, daughter of
the dean vt the Columbia law school,
have volunteered to act as strike pick
ets for the garment workers, it was
announced tonight by a representative I
!of the rrnion. Free lunchroom* for
■ the frirl strikers were established today
by Mrs. Rose Pastor-Stokes in various
parts of the city.
LODER FOR CUT IN BONDS
SauMillto Committee Favors Plan of
Highway CommiMlon Engineer
(Special DUpetch to Tbe Call)
SAUSALITO. Jan. Iβ.—The plan of
District Engineer A. E. Loder of the
state highway commission to bond this
city for $90,000, instead of $120,000, .to
be used in the highway project, has
been recommended by the committee of
25 appointed by Mayor E. V. Baratyi
to solve °Sausallto's municipal prob
lems.
, Coder's plan for the paving
of Water street, Princess street and a
jftimber'of other short thoroughfares
along the water front.
The opposition of the residents of
what is known as the hlli district to
the large? bond issue, it Is thought by
the committee, will be withdrawn, now;
th»C o th6 amount has , been cut $30,000.;
k / •
SUSPECTS ARE ARRESTED
/ BERKELEY, Jan. 16.—James E. Cox
' and S. D. Stevenson have been arrested
on suspicion of short changing at the
Berkeley creamery, getting $4. Mrs. F. ,1
E. Boren, 2411 Shattuck avenue, warned
the police that the men were
change on small purchases at shops,
and the arrestn followed.
ALLENS EEPBlEVEß—Richmond. Va.. Jan. Iβ.
Floyd and CUed* Allen, the two Hillsvilte
gunman, »«nteuced to rite tomorrow for their
rerT In the Carroll courthouse murders last
Ma rcti, were asain reprieved today by Governor
Menu, who agreed to hear argument February
1 la favor of eocanjutatiya. Tht reprle»e end*
March Z,
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1913.
Society Event Will Be Re
vised to Perfection by Jan
uary 2, New Date
Society folk were disappointed yes
terday when it was announced that
the winter fete which was to have
taken place at the St. Francis hotel
had been postponed until January 24.
This was .necessary owing to the ill
ness of two of the young women who
were to take prominent parts In the
affair.
Some elaborate scenes are being ar
ranged for the fete. One of the main
features will be the appearance of
Madame EmMip Banckenburg. operatic
soprano. Another will be "La Ques
tion," the first scene of which Is en
titled "Gossip in ■ Studio," and Is a
seemingly funny prologue to the main
theme of the sketch.
Miss Dorothy Kitching. a clever
dancer, will do a specialty—a dainty
French song and dance. Another num
ber will be a Moorish dance by two
tots who have appeared at various
social functions —Pauline Marron and
Dorothy Scable.
One of the most conspicuous features
will be 'classic dances by seven young
society girls and little Mies Barbara
Sherman in her morning dance. Among
others who will take part is Mrs.
Valeric All , son.
LAWRENCEBURG LEVEE
BREAKS UNDER STRAIN
Lower Part of .City Flooded and Real-
dents Are Driven From Home*
II >■ Flood From Ohio niver
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., Jan. 16.—A
serious break In the levee early today
flooded a large portion of the lower part
of this city and drove many of the resi
dents from their beds for safety.
Ohio River on Rampage
EVANSVILLE, Ind.. Jan. Iβ.—The
Ohio river today passed the 48 foot
mark, the highest stage for several
years, arid was expected to go several
tenths higher before the crest was
reached.
Assembly Votes for Aid
IXDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Jan. 16.—For
the relief of flood sufferers along the
Ohio and Wabash rivers in Indiana, the
lower house # of the general assembly
today passed'a bill appropriating $40,000
and authorizing GdVernor Ralston to
give whatever aid is needed.
Floods Reported Serious
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—The Ohio
river flood is slowly running out In the
lower river, according to* weather bu
reau reports tonight. The stage at ,
Evansville this morning at 8 o'clock
was 46 feet and rising slowly. A flood
stage in the Wabash river at Mt Car
mel, 111., is expected Saturday.
PROF. STEPHENS WILL
GIVE SECOND LECTURE
"Expansion <>f England Under Queen
/EH*abf><h" Theme for Plymouth
Center Talk
' OAKLAND, Jan. 16.—Prof. Henry
Morse Stephens of the University of
California will begin the second part of
a lecture course on the reign of Queen
Elizabeth tomorrow evening at Ply
mouth center, Piedmont and Laurel
avenues. The attendance during the
first part was between 400 and 600 per
sons to each lecture. The topics for
the second part are as follows:
January 17, "The Expanaiou of England Under
Elizabeth." her navy and great sea captain*.
January 31, "Country Life In England In th*
Tim* of Elisabeth," agriculture, country sport,
bunting and hawking.
February 14. "City Life In the Time of EJlra
beth," commerce, the East India company, etc.
February 2S. '''The Peace of Elizabeth," for
eign policy, Eriß'anii and Spain, Netherlands,
France and Scotland.
March 14. "The Defeat of the Spanish Arma
da" nsssi.
March CS, "The War of Elizabeth."
GREETS-NEW MAGISTRATE
JM#*rlet Atlf'rnrj* , AusorltHlon Senda
j€ Mn«m> to W. H. Donahue
f OAKLAND, Jan. Judge
W. H. Donahue on taking office today
received a telegram of congratulation
from the District Attorneys" association
meeting at Los Angeles. The telegram
follows:
"Accept of the Dis
trict Attorneys' association meeting at
Los Angeles on your election to the
bench. Wβ know your administration
of the duties of your office will be
crowned with success. Regret that you
are not present at this meeting. You
are the first member of our association
to be elected to the bench. W. A. Fish,
Demster McKee, Lawrence Shilling,
committee."
CLUB INSTALLS OFFICERS
f\AJLAMEDA, Jan. 16.—The North Side l
Improvement club hae installed the fol
lowing officers: President, A. E. Ack
lom; first vice president, Alois Kist;
second vice president, W. A. S. Nichol
son; secretary, C. A. Borle; treasurer,
J. D. Wai ncr; sergeant at arms, M. H.
Dunn; directors, Dr. Tom Carpenter, B.
K. Taylor, C L. Halsey, H. D. Morgan,
w. S. Kellette, O. S. Westpbal and 21
H. Worden.
LABOR MEN ANGRY
AT RILING MADE
BY U.S. ATTORNEY
Money for Tveitmoe's Re
lease Soon Raised, but
Bonds Must Go East
for Approval
Considerable anxiety was caused
among the union labor men engaged in
raising the bond for the release of
Olaf Tveitmoe from LeavenwV>rth peni
tentiary yesterday by a telegram from
United States Attorney C. M. Miller of
Indianapolis informing acting United
States Attorney Benjamin McKinley
that Miller did not care for the United
States attorney in Saiv. Francisco pass
ing on the qualifications of the bonds
men. No explanation was offered in
the telegram, although it did say that
if information was required about the
bondsmen the office here would'be con
sulted.
When the telegram arrived, Attorney
McKinley had just begun to examine
those who were to complete the list
necessary to raise $120,000. The work
of furnishing tho bond here Vas begun
late Wednesday afternoon, and labor
union men and women had qualified in
the sum of $42,000, leaving a balance
of $78,000 to be raised. Two bondsmen
had been examined when the proceed
ings were brought to a halt. Attorney
McKinley read the telegram aloud to
those assembled and announced that he
would not go further with the matter.
McCarthy is indignant
"This action," said P. H. McCarthy, I
when he heard the dispatch read, "is
the work of a man who has no idea of
the oath of his office,. United States
Attorney Miller has sent this dispatch
so there will be further delay and the
men who are entitled to their liberty
pending their appeals will have to re
main in jail. It is an outrage against
justice."
McCarthy immediately arranged for
United States Commissioner Francis
Krull to acknowledge the rest of the
bondsmen without the assistance of the
United States attorney's office.
The largest amount was pledged by
Mre. Tveltmoe, who was fourteenth on
the list.
"Wait a minute." she eaid, when di
rected where to sign her name. "Am
I thirteenth?"
She was assured that hers was not
the unlucky number, which had fallen
to the lot of James Green of 456 Third
street, Ban Francisco, a pile driver,
who pledged $5,000.
"It's bad enough as it is," added Mrs.
Tveitmoe, and signed her name.
THOSE WHO QUALIFIED
Those who qualified are Mrs. Ellen
Vaughan of 80 Mizpah avenue, a housew
ife, $3,500; Carl F. Mammer and Signe
Hammer, cutter and housewife respect
ively, of 4056 Twenty-third street,
$6,000; Carl W. Mueller of 104S Golden'
Gate avenue, a lawyer, $10,000; William
H. Barry of 1337 Sixth avenue, San
Francisco, publisher, $5,000; James
Green of 456 Third street, pile driver,
$5,000; Patrick Connor of 868 Haight
street, carpenter, $5,000; Mrs. Ingeborg
Tveitmoe of 11* Prospect avenue,
housewife, $70,000; Including 640 acres
in San Bernardino county, and Mrs.
Annie Clancy of 27 Excelsior avenue,
housewife, $4,000.
The total amount raised, including
the $42,000 pledged the first day, Iβ
$143,500, which is $23,000 more than
required.
No reason wu given by the labor
leaders for not raising the Tveitmoe
bond in Los Angeles, as they had
planned.
The principal business at the Build
ing Trades council last night was the
adoption of resolutions calling upon
United States Attorney General Wlck
ersham to take action in the matter of
the bonds for Tveitmoe and Clancy and
instruct District Attorney Miller to
accept the bonds which have been ap
proved in this city by United States
Commissioner Krull In the sum of
$142,500 for Tveitmoe.
The resolutions conclude with the
statement that the appeal is made in
the interest of justice in view of the
fact that the appellate court has de
clared that these men are entitled to
bail.
In the discussion of the subject of
the resolutions it was stated that there
is good reason to believe that District
Attorney Miller is acting the way he
is to prevent Tveitmoe. who is secre
tary of the State Building Trades
council, from attending the convention
In Los Angeles next week.
Considerable time was taken up in
issuing transportation to those who
ere te attend the convention of the
State Building Trades council. The
special train that will leave from the
Santa Fβ ferry tomorrow afternoon at
5 o'clock will carry away about 150
delegates, many of whom ■will be ac
companied by wife or sister.
The council was addressed by George
E. Gee and W. B. Burroughs of the!
Tuba County Building Trades council.
They presented a favorable account of
building activities in that county.
The council will not # meet next
Thursday night
U. S. to Retain Evidence
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—1n a con
ference here today between Attorney
General Wickersham and Charles W.
Miller, United States attorney of In
dianapolis, who conducted the "dyna
•mite conspiracy" trial, it was decided
that the government will hold the evi
dence collected in the trial intact and
not forward it to the state authorities
for such prosecution as they might de
sire to undertake under the state laws,
unless a request is received from state
officials.
It is said that the statute of limita
tions has run on many of the possible
offenses, except murder, they might de
slre to investigate.
X. * - ■"■ • v
CLUB LOSES ITS LICENSE
/OAKLAND, Jan. 16.—Acting upon
Hhe recommendation In a report made
by Chief of Police W. J. Petersen, the
city council today revoked the free
liquor license of the Paul Lawrence
Dunbar Social club, the first organiza
tion of the kind to meet with the dis
pleasure of the counoll, Petersen re
ported that 14 men were arrested in
the clubrooms last November for gam
bling and had forfeited ball today,
thus admitting their guilt.
To Visit Sun Francisco
Without seeing A \, Andr , ew ?' diamond
Palace would be like visiting Europe
without seeing Paris. It is the most
magnificent jewelry "to'ein the world -
Visitors welcome. 50 Kearny street.
Open 8 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. Established
CASTOR IA
For Infants and Children.
Tht KM Yqu Haf a Ahiajs Bought
For Widow and Orphan
Big Hellenic Benefit
Homeless Ones of War
In Balkans Will Be
Remembered
For the benefit of widows and or
phans impoverished and made home
less by the war in the Balkans, the
Hellenic Women's society has ar
ranged an evening of entertainment
for Sunday evening at Golden Gate
hall. Rev. C. Papageorgeopolous In
his introductory remarks will explain
the purpose of the affair and there will
follow an interesting program of pa
triotic songs and stories. Mrs. Richard
Rees will sing a number of American
songs, while George Papademetrion
will rsnder the songs of his native land,
accompanying- himself with a guitar.
Other numbers that are on the pro
gram are a poem, "The Patriarch's
Joy," by Mr, P. Mountanon, an address,
Feraios," by Mr. John D.
Dritsas and a Bute solo by Mr. Don G.
Campbell.
"Esme" ("The Turkish Maiden"), a
drama written by the blin<l author, S.
Peresiades. will be presented at the
close of the entertainment. The scene
of the playlet is placed at Kalavoyka
at the time of the Greek revolution of
1891. The cast follows:
Stratos, oaptain of a revolutionary band
0 Msrgbettl
Despo. bl» wife ■.. M. G. Murufat
Drosses, their eon George Pappageorge
PV>iras. auntb«<r raptaln John Faraklae
Pirkos, s<>rTant to Stratos G. Paparlemprion
Cannon, ohxperou Anton Lapoa
Esmps Miss ITarpeuding
The evening program is in charge
of the following , committee:
MiN, N. Pant<M!dee. president: Mrs.
V. I'apadiiki, secretary; Mr*. Athena Constant 1-
Ooa. Mtk. Y. Xrpolea, Mrs. A. I.iapi. Miss E.
Athans and M. l>. Vanjralie, president of the
Greek community.
NEW S.P. CAR FERRY SLIP
Will Accommodate Passenger Steamer
Contra Costa In Improved Service
(Special Dispatch to' The Call)
BENICIA, Jan. 15.—Papers have been
filed in Fairfield in which the South
ern Pacific grants to the San Fran
cisco Bridge*company a contract for
building a new ferry slip in this city.
The slip will be for the accommoda
tion of the new ferry steamer Contra,
Costa, which will be put on within the
year between Benicia and Port Costa
and will carry only passenger trains,
the freight traffic to be handled by
the Solano. According to the terms of
the contract, work must be completed
on the slip June 30, 1913. Frank Camp,
a contractor of San Francisco, is at
work with a crew of men blasting
away the island in the straits opposite
the new slip.
I You Don't Know the (
1 Taste of Pure Deer I
1 Until- I
I I
I you have tried Schlitz in Brown Bottles. I
I I
I It is not enough that beer be made pure, it |
I should be kept pure until it reaches your glass, |
I Light starts decay even in pure beer. Dark I
I glass gives the best protection against „ light. |
I The Brown Bottle protects Schlitz purity from
I the brewery to your glass. |
I The cost of purity exceeds all other costs in our brewery.
° I
|| We go to Bohemia for „■ f
I hops. One of our partners j£ZT |
|| selects the barley. We go Apr*
I down 1400 feet for pure &) Wtm
I water. Mb J
I keg or barrel, every pipe and jgff v{2r^
I pump every time we use it. ij^ff^t 1 ' iJf)
I We even filter the air in iPj
I which Schlitz is cooled. m, 1 , m
I Try pure beer. Ask for Ll^jn 1 * 1
1 Schlitz in Brown Bottles. 1/^
|j See that croivn or cork SIBjLI
Sherwood 4 Sherwood tßPs* mßp^^nflixl
That Made Milwaukee Famous
Mrs. Richard Rces, who will sing
American songs at Sunday benefit.
WIFE DIES WEEK
AFTER HUSBAND
Mrs. Emma Carolina Randall
Succumbs in Her Fruitvale
*ji Home
OAKLAND, .Tan. 16.—Surviving the
death of her husband. Charles K. Ran
dall, only a week, Mrs. Emma Carolina
Randall died today at her home, 2856
Fruitvale avenue. Randail. a resident
of Fruitvale, died last Friday. Mrs.
Randall was 46 rears old and was a
native of this state. The couple had
no children. The funeral will take
place at the family home Sunday after
noon.
KILLS WOMAN, THEN HIMSELF
PUEBLO, Colo., Jan. 16.—Lysander
L. Johnson shot and Instantly killed
Mrs. Maude Murray and then killed
himself here,today. The shooting fol
lowed a quarrel over the ownership
of a business enterprise. Johnson was
70 years old and a veteran of the civil
war. Mrs. Murray was 38 years of
age and a widow for 13 years.
SCHWAB'S IRON
DEAL IN CHILE
BOOST FOR COAST
Magnate Completing Pur
chase That Will Aid Cali
fornia's Ship Building
Calls Canal a Key
(Special Dlepatcb to The Call)
NEW YORK, Jan. 16—Giving the
first definite confirmation of the big:
Chilean iron ore land properties deal.
which, he states, promisee great devel
opments for the Union Iron works of
San Francisco, shipbuilding and indus
tries allied with iron and steel produc
tion and manufacture on the Pacific
coast, Charles M. Schwab, president of
the Bethlehem Steel corporation, re
turned from Europo today.
"The Panama canal is the key to the
whole industrial situation." Schwab
said, "and has made possible the ac
quisition of this property by the Beth
lehem Steel company. We have a large
construction program mapped out.
$6,000,000 worth of which already la
under way."
A fleet of steamers will he built for
the transportation of ore from Chile to
the Bethlehem plant, which will make
use of the "big ditoh "
BIG THING FOR WEST COAST
"Possession of the Chilean ore prop
erty will place the Bethlehem Steel
corporation in a strong position and be
much to its advantage for many years
to come," said Mr. Schwab.
Other parties to the purchase by
Schwab were George S. Grandjeau, vice
president of the Banque Francaise;
Marquis Chasseloup Ixmbat, represent
ing the Rothschilds; A. Armond, a
director of the Creosote Steel com
pany, one of the owners of the iron
ore property in Chile; Albert Enlsquea
of London and 11. Groedidier of Par!?.
This supply of raw material taken in
connection with the enormous supply
of fuel oil on the Pacific coast will
have great industrial significance to the
west coast as a producer of iron and
steel.
SOT AFRAID OF DEMOCRATS
Schwab denied absolutely that he was
in any way connected with a big com
bination between the Canadian and
United States steel corporations and
that there was no foundation for such
report.
In 'speaking of general conditions
Schwab said trade would be a trifle un
settled because nobody knew exactly
what would happen to the tariff under
the democratic administration. In his
opinion, there is no need for fear, be
cause he thinks the"country la on too
sound a foundation to be permanently
Injured by any party.
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