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MODERN WAYS
LEAVE NO MARK
ON MOLOKANES
Hold Easter Service
at Late Day
"•Milk Drinkers," with Their Bright
Color* and Quaint Customs, Are
a Page of Old World
History
Ever since their arrival In Los An
gelea three years ago they of the long
whiskers and still longer names and
they of the bright kerchiefs have ever
been a source of curiosity as they go
to and from their work passing In our
busy streets as a bit of medieval col*
o r — the Molokanes ßussian peasants,
fleeing from the land of the great white
czar, have settled In Los Angeles, are
learning our language, but yet live
unto themselves and largely for them
selves. As they go about on the streets
they are not a part of the crowd, but
stand singularly alone.
Few, If any, Americans have mado
friends with them, and their natural
distrust, fostered by generations of op
pression, Is not conducive to this, and
today they are almost as much a curi
osity to Americans as when they first
landed on these shores, and their cus
toms are almost unknown to the out
side world.
Last Sunday was their celebration of
Easter.
Ah, yes, all this nnd more. To them
Easter la not a day of viewing the
creations of dressmakers and the mil
liners, but with gladsome hearts, bright
kerchiefs that are donned lor Sunday
these peasants that have suffered un
told persecutions for their faith go In
clusters to their meeting place and
there go t.. rough a service that has
none of pomp and vanity, but which,
to them, bares their souls to their
creator and their fellowmen.
In the main assembly room of the
Stimson-Lafayette Industrial school
are these services held, beginning at
8 o'clock Sunday mornings, continuing
until H o'clock, resuming at 2 and con
tinuing until 4 and from 6 to 10 o'clock
In the evening, which Is followed by a
business meeting of tho council of
elders.
Last Sunday was their Easter, the
observance of the day < f the long ago
that has made It possible for hundreds,
nay, even thousands of their faith to
meet worse than death with resignation
and even gladness.
Are Sturdy Citizens
But come and see the service of these
people, strangers In our land, who some
day In the future. In all probability,
will form as sturdy an element of the
American race did the pilgrim fath
ers. Through the kindness and cour
tesy of Count A. M. Lochwitzky, him
self an exile from the land of the great
white czar and who has suffered un
told agonies for his r.ttempt to better
humanity, we may see r.nd understand
the service of these people.
Perhaps you will think, as I did, that
these people are fanatics, believing as
they do In the gift of tongues, pro
phecies and In the divine manifestation
of the Holy Spirit to their people. I
must confess that I expected to see
a service much on *.c order of the
Holy Jumpers. I went not as_a scof
fer, but solely to get a "good story."
But I came away Impressed with the
solemnity of the service, more as a
funeral than anything else; with i a
higher regard for th.se people of the
queer national dress and whiskers;
with a deeper regard for their belief
and with a wholesome respect for the
men and women, believers in Christ,
whether Russians or Americans, who
would sacrifice all, life and property,
to worship their God as they thought
the right way; to live almost in bond
age like the Israelites of old and like
them, have traveled by night and day
to the land of promise, with the thought
of the statue of liberty as a cloud by
day and a fire by night to guide their
straining eyes to the land where they
might be free in spirit and action.
ls a Quiet Neighborhood
They come to a land of plenty, carved
for them by the pilgrims, and well may
they Bay In the words of the poet:
"We rest in peace where battled thou;
We feast where hunger was thy guest
And whera ye toiled we find sweet rest
ln happy homes of comfort now.
This land,
So grand,
lts frultfulness,
We know
We owe
Thy faithfulness, ,
Brave pioneer."
The neighborhood near the school is
quiet, composed of little homes of
working people, and as we near the
school where, the service Is being held
we hear a low murmur as of the wind
in a forest in the distance and which
gradually comes clearer as the chant
ing by both men and women reach us.
The count leads the way into the
anteroom, where are hung 'In rows
the hats and caps of the men— the
women always keep the kerchiefs on
their heads, seemingly without the
least difficulty. Then we are ushered
lntoI Into the room, a contrast in light and
dark. As in the Quaker churches, the
men and women Bit in different parts,
the men tall, broad shouldered, sturdy,
and the women no less so,' sons and
daughters of the soil for many genera
tions, Intent on the service. The men
over there form a strong, dark mass,
a contrast to the women, who are all
in light, mostly in white, with a gay
bit of color In their headdress.
Young Women Polite
Our entrance causes hardly any stir,
far less than theirs would in our
churches, and we are politely offered
seats by young women. The count
takes his place among the men, who
make way for him, not as a nobleman
and their superior In their native land,
but rather as a brother and fellow
pufferer. There is no class caste among
these people, they are all brothers and
Bisters.
As he stood there one could but no
tice the difference— the count, rather
small of stature, the highly educated
gentleman of the world, ! with the
courtly manners of the palace, beside
those big men, sons of toll, each with
that look of determination that would
Buffer death rather than waver. And
this same look is In the face of the
count as he stands and kneels with
them— the look that has made it possi
ble for him to live sixteen months In
solitary confinement In a dungeon, ex
iled in Siberia, lose wife, children and
estate.
ln one corner of the room la placed
a table with a Bible upon it and Mat
ed . ilium this are the bishops and el
ders, prophets of the church. Before
the bishop Is a rug, which takes the
place of an altar and which differ
WOLOKANE WOMEN SPINNING AND CARDING FLAX
THEIR BRIGHT HEADDRESSES ATTRACT ATTENTION EVERY.*
WHERE t
entiates him from the congregation.
Tho bishops and elders are dressed as
their countrymen, In plain suits of
black, their tunics showing beneath
their coats, coming close about the
neck, with hair that reaches almost to
their sohulders and high boots that
reach nearly to their knees, the only
difference between them and the con«
gregatlon Is that they face the people.
Intensely Religious
As the people enter they pause a
moment, then look intently nnd rever
ently bow their heads in recognition
of the divine presence according to
the words of Christ that "where two
or three, shall gather in his name there
shall he be present among them."
The councilors or prophets lead th
singing, which Is followed by a short
ritual led by the bishop, who speaks
In a aoft sad voice, mostly looking
down, speaking as though he was
pouring forth the wail of a broken
heart. The chant is again taken up
and then each one tnkes her or his
chair and places it at the back of tho
room, return to their places and the
service Is resumed, this time with a
louder chant. Many of these people
have good voices, all strong, and their
weird chants, taken as a whole. Impress
ona with the grandeur of the primeval
forest, with here and there a harsh
and discordant note. Then after this
chant comes the most solemn part of
the service.
One by one the people came forward
and leaning over and kissing the open
Bible deposited their offerings on the
table, bowing: to the bishops and el
ders. Just in front of us a blind girl,
all in white, commences to wring her
hands and staggers about as though
In great pain. Little attention is paid
to her movements except to keep her In
a clear space. This Is their blind
prophetess, who never has had vision
for earthly things, as they think to
give her a clearer Inward vision to see
the events of the future. At the age
of 8 years this woman had her first
vision and since that time she has
been looked upon as a prophetess of
her people.
Tells Story in Walls
Then comes a tall, square-shoul
dered man with the customary whis
kers, a man that would stand fire and
water, face death Itself rather than
give up one lota of his faith. This
man comes forward slowly, bows rev
erently and places his offering with
the pile of silver on the table, then
casts himself on his knees and with a
suppressed cry wails forth his story In
pitiful accents, as of a little child,
tired with weeping, pouring forth its
story. His great form that has done
hard labor in the field, Is shaken by
sobs which break his speech. Then he
prostrates himself on the floor, sob
bing as though his heart would break
— not loud for effect, but quiet as of
the penitent.
Then a woman all in white, with a
white kerchief tied about her head,
conies forward, and after depositing
her mite kneels just back of the man
and in the same manner tells of her
sins. The two, prostrate on the floor,
wall forth their sins of malice, greed
or harsh words.
And In the meantime the kneeling
people, one by one, have prostrated
themselves on the floor and sobbed
for their own and the sins of the
world until the room Is filled with the
walling. We see strong men's forms
shake as a leaf in the wind, women
wring their hands and weep. It is a
scene long to be remembered.
Then the bishop stands, again speaks
In that mournfully sweet voice, and tho
people rise, quietly wipe their eyes and
again take up the chanting of the
psalms. These unlettered people, as
they are called, uneducated, chant from
memory more than 500 psalms.
All Receive Kiss
Then the rug, the holy of holies, Is
turned back, that gentle faced, gray
haired rn-ophet standing at the left of
the bishop with his blue tunic showine;
beneath his coat, embraces the bishop,
receives the kiss of peace and steps to
the other side of the table and is fol
lowed by other prophets. Then the
congregation, men first and one by one,
step forward and make a deep reveren
tial bow and, embracing, receive tho
kiss, then go down the line, bowing be
fore and after the kiss. Then, two by
two, the women come forward, first re
ceive the kiss from the bishop, embrac
ing as did the men, and then go down
the line «n either side, as the men did.
Two bright-faced boys, delegates from
the boys, go forward and go through
the ceremony, bowing almost to the
floor, their younger years doing rever
ence to the elders. Then come four
young girls, bowing low, as did tho
boys, and after going through tho cere
mony return and bow three times be
fore the bishop.
This ceremony of the kiss of peace
might be made light of— the fact that a
Quukcrlike congregation, men and
women sitting separate, kiss each other,
one after another— but not so. It is
done with a reverent feeling, a solemn
duty that takes away all other
thoughts. It Is a part of their religion;
they are brothers and sisters In Christ.
Tho younger members reverently lift
their young faces with their sweet in
nocence to receive the traditional klaa
from their elders, strangely oontraat"
Ing with the bewhiskered faces of the
men.
Ceremony Reverential
This ceremony, strange as It may
seem to the outsider, impresses one with
v peculiar feeling of reverence that oiik
leels nowhere else. It is all done ao
quietly and as earnestly as though for
a long farewell, perhaps for a day ami
perhaps l forever.
Tlu I'liaiiiiuK is anain resumed, ihm
soft and low and then louder an. l
■tronger. Ami this is the service of tho
Molokanea.
Then from thin solemn religious ser
\ in' »c go to the home of the preetdlnaj
blahop, Kiiiiip N. ihubtn or Vulpp, m«'h
of Michel, an lie is known amona. ins
people "ii Andaraon street, where all i»
in preparation (01 the weddlna of the
Second sou, Andruw, BOX) of Kilipp, to
Annie Culeekova. The Ruaalaoa m-
preparing for the gala event, ulthoUKli
LOS ANGET.ES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 1907.
with that same quietness that charac
terizes their every move. From long
generations of suffering and hardship
they do not take up laughter and light
ness easily.
We are met at the door by two llttlo
girls, little women in their national cos
tume. Then the wife of the bishop
gives us welcome to their home. Theae
people are passionately fond of lace, an
their garments will show, and In their
homes the same Idea Is earrled out.
There Is lace everywhere. The counter
panes on the beds are edged with lace,
as In every curtain, and tho pillowslips
are fastened at the end with em
broidery that made me open my eyes
wide. (An American woman would
make of it the front of a shirt waist).
The Wedding Feast
In the yard the greater preparations
are In progress. Teapots or samovar
of the finest brass, brought from Rus
sia, where the cost Is 20 roubles, but
which are worth about $60 each here,
have been brought from all parts of
the neighborhood ready for the wed
ding feasts. These teapots are ar
ranged in the shape of small cylinders,
with a hollow center, in which are
placed the coal, and when steam pours
forth from a small opening at the top
the water is sufficiently heated and
is drawn from a faucet at the bot
tom. These teapots are of artistic de
sign and many of them are of the
finest workmanship, showing on their
sides the medals which have been won
by the factory. Tables are scattered
about and everything takes on tho air
of expectancy.
Later in the afternoon the young
man wlll bo approached by his father
and mother, who lay their hands on
his head and ask him solemnly if he
wishes to take the young woman to
wife. This same ceremony Is per
formed at tho home of the bride to be
when her parents ask her if she wishes
to wed this man.
Then what we would call the maid
of honor and groomsman come Into the
ceremony. Each takes a strip of cloth,
with bright borders. The best man
goes to the bridegroom and ties a
knot about his hand, the maid of
honor doing the same at the bride's
home. Then the two are led by their
attendants to the spot where the cere
mony is to be performed, and there
they are united in the holy bonds of
matrimony that knows no divorce.
Imagine if you can the bright young
bride, clad in her usual costume, but
of a bright rose hue, during the cere
mony under the bright green of an
overspreading tree, the April sun
light peeking through the leaves and
casting bright spots on the bright dress
and over the gay colors of the eighty
guests, which make a gorgeous scene
of color:
These Molokanes receive their name,
milk drinkers, from an ancient cus
tom. They do not eat any meat ex
cept that which they themselves kill,
and under no consideration do they
eat pork or anything that has lard in
its preparation. They are almost blind
followers of custom, and anything that
was done by their fathers is done by
them without change.
This sect was formed In tho begin
ning of the nineteenth century, and
they have believed in the gift of
tongues since the early fifties, when
Maxim Kudomedkln, a prophet, re
ceived a vision. They believe in the
leadership of Rudomedkln to this day,
although he was tortured, sent to
prison in chains, exiled and killed, yet
they believe that he will return and
lead them to the promised land, and
for this reason the local leaders of
the colony, which now numbers 2000,
cannot decide on an offer of land made
Uieiu, as they have recently received
word from Russia that a prophet has
had a vision that this leader will soon
return to them, although he would
now be over 150 years old.
Their tendency to old customs Is
manifested in the thousands that were
killed in Russia on refusing to change
the position of a finger in making
the sign of tho cross. In the Greek
Catholic church — church of Russia— lt
is the rule to place the thumb and first
two fingers together, symbolic of the
Trinity, and in this position to make
the sign of the cross. Hut these peo
ple in the south of Russia, near the
Black sea, who first established them
selves there about the eleventh cen
tury, when Russia was composed of
small principalities, through some
change which is now forgotten to their
followers, this custom was changed to
plating the thumb over the third and
little fingers, and because they would
not change back to the rule of the
Greek church, thousands gladly met
death rather than to waver the breadth
of a hair in their custom.
Tortured for Belief
The grandfather of Presiding Bishop
Slniliin here was placed in a straight
box, where he could not move, because
he would not conform to some small
custom, and there he was kept two
days, without food or water, in a
standing position, but he would not
give up his belief, and then his cap
tors, flourishing their knives of tor
ture, slowly cut out his vitals, but
yet he would not give in und died a
death of agony.
Almost all the older people of this
colony in L,os .niigelea have been Im
prisoned, tortured, and all, men,
women and children, have escaped
from Russia in the night, often pur
sued by the soldiers, until they had
crossed the line to freedom. The Rus
sian government, while it does not
care for these people, likes the heavy
taxes which they are compelled to pay,
and greatly dislikes the idea of the
60,000 of this faith immigrating to
America, which they Intend doing.
At the service last Sunday this same
determination, that lias withstood the
Sim ins of yeara, the wrath <>f ofßolala
from the "little fiither" down, was to
lie Men ill their rains. They are strong
u« the vlkiiiK* of old, ready to face
death in the moat terrible tm-ture for
their faith, yet weeping at the. story
of ■ wounded ' ii| <t helpleia bird.
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month. All are invited. Con- tt^S^^cp-ggEj-^- 1^ T » R Tn^ Gn^ T^i^i So a n^ U ea t m°en^
SUltation free. Come and ™"£ m £ "^ membra^J which "Tne the breathing tubes. THEY REST POORLY AND IN Sow in equalto £S?e .
bring your friends. &^^^SSSMl^^t^J^^/S ?^i|W|^nJif ™£r# &' tSS
bodily health is perfect, whose blood is rich and pure, THE DAY IN SHORT THEY ARE Don . t ay . / .
$3 i|g|| mmmmmm IHn^S^i "— >
Do no. despair because you live, at a dlj- Sre ,nW nnd Inflnmed are ever^xposed to the danger of ac- ™ c ™™ B ™*£™% R **gs D ld you ever hear of.
,^of fr HSM t rT C^AT DD M r8 EN SS T h0 mm e a 8 ke. e .Te B a7; ?£??&"?? th?y P OF CATARRH AFFECTING THK * h %X™ 6 ™P%^°
to get expert advice and treatment at and allowed those skilled in the treatment of these parts to WHOLE SYSTEM AND FIND P"^'"" aolng busU .
home. Their new symptom blank covers cure them, there would be but few cases of consumption. QUICK AND CERTAIN RELIEF ness with the sick as
BsSSSSSSS To'ehow What can bj done In the way of prevent ng con- FROM DR^SHORKS * SIIORB^ T h ; f^o e mpan y^Y U r:
whS the trouble Is. what can be done for sum P"°n. «othl ng is S r "offices Te^er^-ear B ei?cels a person EASES PECULIAR TO WOMEN nishes the cloak un-
you and what the cost of a cure will be that are t r /H, te , d n 2* r 0 " rr ° ft , 1 " b e e en now n to develop lung SUCCESSFULLY TREATED. der which any quack
£kk R elTa^!ntag™re 1T a^!ntag™r fffJSStS^JS^. di^asT T hT. Vn nd proo? n^ontfCe^Z th.? by curing CONSULTATION FREE. can practice.
Skce S the CTC Tr AeltmA eItme N nt or^i th^ate cos?, catarrh <he *'™* * m ™< Of <-o».umption '■ prevented. A Special Department for Men .
you nothing. yVof Temporary Relief, but Permanent Cures Drs. Shores have a Special Department exclusively for
' : " C? S^v^\^^^rVe!re'f m^V h Vn7 tt o rrer t ece h a e t r CT XtTefcTs'eo?^ ZZtL^.
Drs. Shores have a fine ** S&ffiT b«V«re«m a ?o r *» W H^^i'^^b^WSraTLSK!
. „ treatment that It cures "permanently, and now to demon- tnat you wln be K i V en honest advice and skillful'
reCOrd mOrC than strate this fact they will treat all who apply at once with treatment, and everything will be STRICTLY PRI-
xo-wvau " 1U . deafness or any catarrhal chronic disease absolutely free VATE AND CONFIDENTIAL. Young men who have
inn nnfl r>f»r«sr»n<s treated unlll the Patient is cured "permanently. THE ONLY been led astray by bad companions— middle aged men
I UU,UUU pGr&UIIJa LICeILCU CHARGE IN ANY CASE WILL BE FOR THE COST OF who nave Rone to excesses—old men who find their •
• I__4. GC4. mmn „.qr c THE MEDICINES ACTUALLY USED, which in the more sexual vigor gone— unfortunates who have contracted!
1l laSt nitCCn yCd.ro. complicated cases will not exceed $3.00 for a whole month. diseases — the victim of Blood Poison— and all others
■who need the counsel and aid of experienced and
_ kindly physicians, are cordially Invited to consult this
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"ernidneill AddreSS 44j>i OOUUI spring 01.,L0S AHyCICS Evening.. IO to Vi londara and holiday-- can yet be cured. CALL OR WRITE.
SMOKE NUISANCE
IS GREATEST EVIL
SPEAKER DISCUSSES MEANS
OF ABATEMENT
Declares General Use of Electricity
the Most Certain Remedy to
Stop Black Clouds of
Smoke
Several hundred member! of the
City club and persons who are Inter
ested in the welfare Of Loi AAgelea
gathered at the club rooms yesterday
to discuss plans whereby Los Angeles
can be made a city beautiful and to
listen to addresses which were made
by several prominent speakers.
The principal speaker of the session
was Col. J. W. Eddy, the owner of the
Angels Plight on Third street, and a
resident of Los Angeles for many
years. For some time Mr. Eddy has
studied methods whereby the city
could be made more attractive, but at
last decided It would be necessary to
do away with the smoke nuisance be
fore uny further steps along those
linea could be taken.
His address yesterday was on "The
Prevention of the Smoke Nuisance,"
and he spoke as followi:
"Nuisances vie un offense to all
good taste and a repelling force to our
bust citizenship, and no effort should
lie spared to abtiU' them wherever
found.
Smoke Greatest Nuisance
"Hut there are nul.sanies ami
nulaanoea in i.us AJtgelea, and th*
BTeateat of theae is the 'amoka'
iuisaiiie
"It is the colossal, every-day-present.
growing nuisance. 1 emphusize grow*
inc. because every day for the last
quarter of a century It has been grow
ing worse, and every day for the next
century it will continue to grqw worse,
unless drastic measures are employed
to abate it.
"Every day the cloud of black smoke
that overcasts our fair city la grow
ing more dense, every day the views of
San Jacinto and Urayback of San An
tonio and Mounts Lowe and Wilson,
of Catallna and the broad Pacific,
which once delighted the eye of the
tourist are becoming more dim.
"This is an aggressive nuisance and
unless dealt with radicnlly and he
roically, will soon become unbearable
and Los Angelea will be a city for
tourists to avoid rather than to seek.
"Now, If these conditions are so of
fensive here with our 300,000 population,
\vl\at must we expect when we have a
million? When our factories and
loco tlvea and office buildings and
hotels and restaurants are all multi
plied by four?
"I firmly believe that Los Ailgelei is
destined to become one of the largest
cities of the world in spite of limita
tions and lira w backs, and that manu
factures will i>e especially pre-emi
nent.
"Now Should We be content to see
our fair city great only as is Chicago,
as I'itislmrK. St. Louis, Cincinnati and
all smoke-begrimed cities?
"God forbid! Cincinnati, and all
smoke begrimed cities are great, but
it is manifest dtßtlny that in com
merce and manufactures and indus
trial arts L,os Angeles will excel.
Existence Here a Luxury
"Her fine climate Is one of the most
potent factors in securing such a re
sult, but we should not rest there.
What we want and should not relax
our endeavors until we attain, is a
clean city, where fair skies and pure
atmosphere and esthetic surroundings
Will make mere existence here a lux
ury.
"As I have before said, there are
nulaancel and nuisances In Lus Ange-
Of nur eandiuates for mayor
in the recent campaign is quoted as
saying that the dust was so thick that
he oould write btl name on his office
desk.
"Quite likely. The dust here is very
offensive and we have our remedies at
hand in the Improvement of our vacant
lots, in the grading and sprinkling and
oiling of our streets; yes, In the com
ing of the Owens river.
"Now, wherefore the dust is grievous
at times, it Is an Intermittent, dimin
ishing nuisance, while the smoke nuis
ance is an everyday growing nuisance.
But what is your remedy? you ask.
Remedy at Hand
"In our eastern or Mississippi val
ley cities, where soft coal Is the only,
or much the most economical, fuel,
groat effort has been made to abolish
the smoke nuisance by municipal regu
lations, and restrictive measures of tho
most drastic kind have been tried with
only indifferent results, until it has
come to be a recognized fact that so
far municipal regulation has only miti
gated rather than abated the evil, and
that where bituminous coal or oil Is in
general use the people must suffer on.
"Our health officer is to be com
mended for his efforts to mitigate this
nuisance, but 1 apprehend that his
remedies Up along the lines so stren
uously tried in our Mississippi valley
cities. Is there a peg left upon which
to hang a ropo for relief along these
lines?
Relief in Electricity
"Whence, therefore, our relief? I pre
sume that you have already antici
pated my answers. It is found in that
all-pervading elementary force which
only the present age has comprehended,
developed and made subservient to
man's use — electricity— electrlctiy for
manufacturing, electricity for locomo
tives, electricity for heating and cook-
Ing. But how can this be obtained In
sufficient quantities and at such price
as to jUßtlfy Its enforced general use?
Let us see! Pardon in this connection
a personal reference.
"Some of you may know that my
mission in Los Angeles and Southern
California was to develop water power
on Kern river for the purpose of gen
erating electrlctiy and transmitting it
to this city, and that I made the first
filings on that stream, organized the
first company that surveyed the
first transmission line between Utt
two points and that the plans and sur
veys then made have been fully justi
fied in the completion ami sui
operation of the Pacific Light am.
Power company's Kirn river transmis
sion line to this city. I anticipated
the possibilities of suoh v consumma
tion twelve years. I was ahead of the
times. It was before the days of Loa
Angelei oil, the development of which,
with other adverse oondltlona, left for
others to aooompliah what I then un
dertook.
" I apprehend little or no difficulty
with the steam railroads as a change
from steam to electricity is a question
ab-eady to the fore with them, ami
3
our leading manufacturers would I
think, not he averse to a change. Our
large hotels and business blocks may
be the worst class to deal with, as they
are among the worst offenders, tho jras
works always excepted. From my point
of observation at Angels Plight lean
point them out, one by one, and have
been .shocked at the clouds of black,
smoke and soot frequently seen belch
ing from their offensive chimneys- but
as a class, their proprietors are public
spirited men and most certainly desire
better conditions and will be ready to
adopt them when provided.
"While this would be a gigantic un
dertaking and would require the ex
penditure of millions, It would not be
so expensive as might at first seem
The electric currents from the different
plants could all be concentrated and
brought to Los Angeles upon one trans
mission line at comparatively slight
cost, while the reservoirs, diversion
dams and canals could be built and
machinery Installed only as required "
"77"
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