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Contractor Catches Little Brown
' Artist Who Executes Drawing
with Cleverness of an Artil-
lery Engineer
Is the present era of activity along the
lines of fortification and map drawing
among the Japanese merely coincident
with the^war xcare?
Are the artists who have been discov
ered at their work all over the coast
within the past month merely free
lances who are preparing In time 1 of peace
to make themselves of value to the parent
government In case of war?
Or are the Innocent maps which are
coming to light from time to time In
spired by the Tokio government of the
mikado, and the artists trained spies sent
to search out the vulnerable places of the
country? The correct answer Is worth a
good deal to the United States govern
Prominent Angelenos who are not com
monly scared by war talk arc seriously
considering whether the latter is not
probably true. J. E. Nunn, a well known
contractor of Hollywood, inclines strongly
to this belief.
Mr. Nunn's business often requires him
to drive among the Santa Monica moun
tains and through Cahuenga pass. For
several weeks he has noticed Japanese
emlngly Idling about the hills without
any set purpose or aim, and In places
where no business would take them. This
has occurred so frequently that he became
suspicious of the yellow wanderers; but
nothing of a definite nature occurred to
give substance to his suspicions.
Draws Military Map
Tuesday, while Mr. Nunn was driving
through thi Cahuenga pass, he noticed
a Japanese far down on the hillside be
neath a sycamore tree, seemingly deeply
engrossed in something which lay on his
lap. Mr. Nunn dismounted and crept
down the hillside till he was close to the
Japanese. What he saw seemed to give
v/elght to his suspicions of the past few
On the Japanese's lap lay a drawing
board on which a splendid map of Ca
ruenga pass, Hollywood,. Tolucca and the
approaches to Los Angeles were outlined.
The whole outlying region was mapped
out exactly, altitudes were marked and
the map was as complete as a military
commander could desire.
W nen the oriental saw Mr. Nunn he
quockly covered his work and stood in a
defiant attitude. On being questioned he
responded with dignity, in excellent Eng
lish, that he was merely amusing him
self drawing and declared that he had the
right to amuse himself as he saw fit.
Mr. Nunn was strongly Inclined to con
nect this irtcldeat with the train of like
Vppenings In the southern end of the
.tate and in the east. Other Angelenos
' >o unwilling to put a warlike Interrup
/tion on the occurrence and were more ln
fclined to look upon It as a mere colnci
¦ dence, without any serious meaning.
Organization Will Have $100,000,000
Capital and Will Include Both
Legitimate and Vaude.
ville Houses
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. July 17.— Details of the
$100 000 000 theatrical syndicate that will
control leading theaters and theatrical
Interests in the United States and Eu
rope, have been learned here. Klaw &
Erlanger, the directing heads of the
American theatrical syndicate, are lead-
Ing the movement and they have sent
Levy Mayer of Chicago, their general
counsel, to Europe to make final terms
with individual managers and owners on
the other' side.
The big theatrical syndicate has been
practically assured ever since prominent
managers In London, Paris, Berlin and
other cities In Europe agreed many
months ago to pool their issues with the
managers In this country. Six of the
American managers constitute the pres
ent theatrical syndicate. They are
Messrs. A. Hyman, A. E. Erlanger,
Marie Klaw, Charles Frohman, Samuel
F. Nixon and J. Fred Zimmerman. Mr.
Charles Frohman controls several the
aters in London.
1 It is said the other London managers
Yterested in the deal will include Messrs.
forge Edward, George Alexander,
| rank Curzon, Seymour Hicks, Charles
i yndham, Cyril . Maude, the ¦ Messrs.
V \ttl and perhaps Messrs. Beerbohm
\ te and Arthur Collins.
\ Jyth vaudeville and "legitimate"
m'ges come within the scope of plans
ln \trf d out by tne syndicate.
lVS<i recent decision of the New York
courts holding that theaters and amu.se
menvs are not "trade and commerce,"
and that their combination is not il
legal ha^s, it is said, been a great factor
in bringing about the formation of this
Erlanger Makes Statement
In "lew of the widespread publicity
given. the plans of the syndicate Al Er
langer tonight gave out the following
"The $100,000,000 corporation which is
being formed Is entirely separate from
the United States Amusement company,
and from the so-called theatrical syn
dicate and will ba in no sense a merger
of existing theatrical organizations.
"It has a wholly distinct purpose— the
purchase of theatrical realty all over the
world. We have been o.fered a great
many theat »s in different parts of
Eiu-ope, and if the terms can be agreed
upon we shall purchase the properties
outright and conduct these theaters on
the American system. Our principal ob
ject is the purchase of big vaudeville
"The vaudeville theaters will be oper
ated by the United States Amusement
company, and the legitimate theaters
that are acquired will be conducted
connection with the theatrical syndicate.
" Mr. Mayer before galling for Europe,
¦ had practically arranged for Jhe capital.
He will be the legal ndvisoh. The ex
ecutive business ..111 be placed in my
Los Angeles Herald.
Robbers Establish Their Hiding Place
in One of the Busiest Shopping
Districts of the
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17.— Near the
heart of one of the busiest shopping sec
tions of the city the police discovered a
lair of thieves yesterday.
The den was found In the ruined part
of the Albert Pike memorial templa, In
Geary street, near Flllmore, and was
partly filled with stolen goods. The tem
ple is within a stone's throw of the thou
sands of passers-by on Fillmore street.
The police, seized the loot In the rob
bers' roost, consisting of jewelry, cloth-
Ing, bolts of cloth and an opium smok
ing layout.
They were Investigating a robbery
which occurred early yesterday morning
In the tailoring store of Gordan & Co. at
1535 Flllmore street when they made tho
unusual find.
The robbers had entered the store from
the rear door of the shop, which is sep
arated from the den only by a board
Failing to Find Her, However, Love.
lorn Soldier Surrenders to
Authorities and Must
Go to Prison
By Associated Press.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., July 17. — Bo
cause his sweetheart left her home in
Delaware to come to Los Angeles,
George Crichton. a private enlisted In
the Fourth company of coast artillery
at Fort Dupont, Delaware, deserted the
army and followed the girl to the coast.
Disappointed at not being able to
find her here, foot sore, weary and half
sick, he surrendered himself to the
local recruiting office. Tonight he is
lodged in the county Jail and must face
a court martial, with the prospect of a
long term in the military prison on
Alcatraz island ahead of him.
Serious Situation Confronts Residents
In the Vicinity of the Inundated
District in Kern
By Associated Press.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., July 17.—Thou
sands upon thousands of flsh, perch and
carp, are alive and thriving In the great
expanse of flood waters-covering the in
undated fields In the Kern lake country.
With the receding of the waters these
flsh are seeking the deeper pools, and
when the water flows off Innumerable
schools will be left high and dry to die.
It is feared that the odor which will
arise may affect the health of those liv
ing in the vicinity.
Presents Institution with a Complete
Edition of His Writings in Nine
Volumes — Press Comments
By Associated Press.
BERLIN. July 17.— President Roosevelt
has sent as a gift to the University of
Berlin a set of his works in nme vol
umes, beautifully bound and bearing his
autograph. They have been added to the
Roosevelt library, which was founded
by Prof. John William Burgess.
The gift is referred to today by the
press as an Indication of the good woll
of the American president toward Ger
Cavein at Independence-Stratton Mine
Means Big Loss
By Associated Press.
—A special from Victor to the Telegraph
The main line of the Midland terminal
railroad was put out of commission, the
water main of this city burst and thq
Stratton-Independence mine was closed
down today as a result of an Immense
cave-in on the No. 2 shaft on Battle
The road fell in for a distance of
about 450 feet and tho rails were snapped
in two. Tho roadbed sunk from one to
fifteen feet In places.
The ground .that has caved in covers
about four miles.
By Associated Pie»«.
MILAN, July 11.— In a box of old papers
in Verdi's old home at Santa Agatha has
been found the manuscript of an un
published opera written by the great
composer. In accordance with the will
of Verdi, the contents of this box were to
have been destroyed, and It was while
going through the papers preparatory to
carrying out the dead man's wishes that
the opera was found.
It has not yet been decided by Verdi's
executors what will be done with the
manuscript. It Is supposed to have been
one of his early works.
By Associated Press.
SEATTLE. July 17.— While taking a
shower bath at the Seattle Athletic club
last night W. W. Arthur, a real estate
man of this city, was fatally scalded. He
died this morning at 7 o'clock.
Schenck Brothers Explore Virgin Val
ley and at 320 Feet Claim They
Strike Almost Pure
Mayor A. C. Harper, his secretary, Her
bert D. Kennedy, Samuel and Paul
W. Schenck, the well known realty and
mining operators, and George Montgom
ery, brother of "Shoshone" Montgomery,
went to bed last night convinced that they
were millionaires several times over be
cause of reports concerning the fabulous
deposits of oil found on their 5000 aoro
tract in Southwestern Utah.
Telegrams received yesterday by a syn
dicate headed by Timothy Spellacy, com
posed mostly of Bakersfield men, and
telegrams from the representatives of the
Harper-Schenck syndicate on the ground,
furnish the basis for the belief, these men
say, that the Beaumont field is merely a
patch against the fabulous oil finds in
the Virgin valley district.
That oil exists in Southwestern Utah
and Northwestern Arizona not far from
the Grand canyon has been known for
years. Senator Clark has had agents
in that district several times. Eastern
oil men have quietly secured locations
Salt Lake Line Helps
The completion of * the Salt Lake road
has sent more prospectors Into the ter
rltqry and all of them have found well
defined traces.
Because of the distance from the steam
roads, howaver, and the high cost of
transporting milling rigs-through desolate
territory no development work has been
For years among the Mormons it has
been traditional that an untold wealth
of oil and Iron lay in the small angle just
off where the Salt Lake line now passes.
But prospectors were not encourage^ to
come by the Mormons.
Senator Clark and the Colorado Fuel
and Iron company have recently secured
practically full control of the great Iron
and coal deposits between Cannonville
and Milford.
Because of the unfriendly attitude of
the Mormons toward Gentiles the oil
prospectors found It more profitable to
work southward over into the desolate
Arizona country and many claims -are
held- there by men who hope some day
to sell out to the Standard Oil company.
Schencks Get Busy
The Schenck brothers took hold of the
proposition last January. Both men are
experienced In gold mining work and
own several mines in the Ballarat dis
trict and elsewhere.
Quietly mineralogists were sent into the
territory and since then Paul Schenck,
who Is an attorney, and George Mont
gomery made two trips of exploration,
each time becoming more thoroughly con
vinced of the wonderful wealth under tho
shale lands near Virgin valley.
Paul Schenck has Just returned from
a ten days' trip to the district, 110 miles
of which was made by stage In the hot
test weather, and he now confirms all
previous suspicions.
"We received two telegrams today
which prove that on our land oil that
hardly needs refining has been encoun
tered at 320 feet," said Attorney Schenck.
"At 100 feet down wo struck gas.
Gushers In Sight
"The pressure is so strong that we fear
something will happen if we go deeper.
We are not ready to handle a gusher and
will let well enough alone for a while.
"The land Is so thoroughly impregnated
with oil that by breaking a piece of
earth oft some ci the hills and lighting
a. match the stuff will burn.
"The oil has a B'per cent base and runs
from 38 to 42 per cent. It is almost pure
"Our test drill developed a 75-barrel
"Geologists have warned us to be care
ful because a gusher would get away
with us before we got sufficient equip
ment to harness such a flow on the
"A valuable consideration is that some
day the Salt Lake raod will have to build
Its line through or near this valley to
avoid the floods of the Meadow wash.
Ours is the nearest convenient and prac
ticable route.
Senator Clark Interested
"Senator Clark controls coal and iron
deposits near by and these finds are a
godsend to his system. The Rio Grande
line Is only 110 mlleß away at Maysvllle
and we expect to see them build into the
district when the finds are exploited.
"We look for a stampede into the sec
tion at once far greater than to Beau
"Only yesterday a man refused $100,000 in
gold spot cash, for his land near ours.
Our land lays all around the well of
Tim Spellacy's, from which a remarkable
flow has just been reported.
"The best points from which to reach
Virgin valley are Lund In Utah or Moapa
in Nevada, both on the Salt Lake route.
Virgin valley is about fifty miles distant
from each by stage."
Congratulate Mayor Harper
Last night some of Mayor Harper's com
missioners, hearing of tho rumor that the
mayor and some of his friends has en
tered the magnate class over night, gath
ered at the sanctum under the city hall
tower and congratulated the lucky ones.
"I hardly know how to act as a mil
lionaire," said the mayor, trying to look
"We'll have to christen our new com
pany the H. Daniel Kennedy Oil company
In honor of our genial secretary here,
who Is walking the clouds right now.
Just then Nathan Cole Jr. dropped In
to ask the latest news about his friend,
Tim Spellacy's, gußher in Utah. He had a
new bonanza story of his own to tell
about a mountain of free gold that a
friend of hjs found, but no one would
listen to Buch minor finds.
Order Rigs by Wire
Messrs. Schenck said they would organ
ize a company at once, probably for $2,
500,000, under Utah laws. Development
work will begin, orders for rigs and out
fits of machinery having been telegraphed
for from the nearest outfitting points.
It Is believed that there will be a rush
to the spot by prospectors. The Utah con
tingent will go frcm' Lund, Utah, as that
is the nearest point on the Salt Lake
road. Those who go from the California
or Nevada country will get off the train
at Moapa.
All supplies must bo carried, as It is a
hazardous trip. In time, when automo
biles can make the run, the district can
be explored with comparative^ comfort.
Proprietors of Greek Shoe Shining
Stands Said to Be Guilty
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, July 17.-War on a sup
posed lystem of Greek peonage has been
opened by the government. Proprietors
of Greek shoe shining parlors,- ice cream
parlors and restaurants, who lure boys
from Greece to America and here keep
them in practical slavery will be called
to account.
The entire system through which
thousands of . oys are said to be sold Into
slavery, will be unfolded to the federal
grand Jury which will reconvene August 2.
Attains Her Majority Next Month and
Will Then Become the Richest
Young Wdman In
Special to The Herald.
NEW YORK, July 17.— Extensive prep
arations are being made for festivities at
The Breakers, the Newport home of Mrs.
Alice G. Vanderbilt, next month.
On the date of the fete Miss Gladys
Moore Vanderbilt attains ler legal age,
and under her father's will comes into
absolute possession of the millions left
In trilst for her.
Miss Vanderbilt Is the youngest of tho
five direct heirs to the vast fortune ac
cumulated by the third head of the house
of Vanderbilt.
The Cornelius Vanderbilt fortune was
estimated in value seven y/ars ago,
when ' the will was filed, variously at
from $80,000,000 to $120,000,000. Experts who
have kept track of the fluctuations in se
curities, such as make up the bulk of the
wealth, say that aside" from the real es
tate holdings the estate is worth at least
10 per cent more than It represented at
the time of Mr. Vanderbilt's death.
Incidentally Miss Gladys Vanderbilt will
probably be In her own right the richest
eligible young woman In America. The
direct Inheritance of $7,500,000 received un
der the will, with accrued Income, has
been so skillfully manipulated by the ex
ecutors that It is said to represent now
approximately $10,000,000. Added to this is
a one-fourth Interest In the estate of $10,
00,000 provided for her mother, Mrs. Alice
G. Vanderbilt, during her natural life.
This will conservatively bring the fortune
of Miss Vanderbilt to $12,500,000
A large force of clerks and accountants
has been busy for many weeks at the of
fices of the Vanderbilt estate, Forty-sec
ond street and Madison avenue, making
preparations for the distribution of the
stupendous fortune.
E. V. Rossiter, vice president of the
New York Central, the executor under
whose direction the work is being done,
admits the task is not nearly completed.
Comeliuß Vanderbilt Jr., the eldest of
the five heirs, whose Inheritance of $1,500,
00 under the will was considered a mere
pittance compared with the fortunes re
ceived by the other children, will not
benefit by this settlement. The $6,000,000
given to him shortly after the death of
the senior Vanderbilt by his brother, Al
fred Gwynne, who got the lion's share,
was understood at that time to be all
that he was to expect.
Hall Collapses and Buries a Score in
Its Wreckage— Unidentified Man
Under Twenty Feet
of Debris
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Ont.. July 17.— Eight lives is
the toll of yesterday's calamity when
Crystal hall collapsed and burled a score
of persons In its ruins. The missing have
been accounted for tonight.
One man whose Identity cannot be
learned Is still burled under twenty feet
of debris and there Is little hope of reach
ing the body for a day at least.
Ralston Is Appointed
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17.— Ex-Senator
W. C. Ralston has received his commis
sion as sub-treasurer from the secretary
of the treasury at Washington and is
preparing the 1360,000 bond required by
the holder of the office. It is expected
that he 'will commence his duties on
August 1.
i For Southern California — Fair
> Thursday} light northeast ' wind,
> changing \\to '; west. ' Maximum
. temperature In Los Angeles yes- •
• terday, 73} minimum, 52.
> ' ' Temperature.
> . City. ' Mi". Max.
i Lou Angeles 53 78
'Boston - 53 80 •
> Buffalo v 70 70 s -
Chicago .............. 74 82
Cincinnati 78 '88
Cleveland .'. 72 84 ¦
Denver 54 .'. .82 '¦
Duluth .56 80 -
. Fresno .:. .'.'.'.:•.....'. 62 04 . <
Oalveston 80 88 •
Jacksonville .......... 70 90 •
Kansas City 70 88
Little Rock 74 '- 80 •
New Orleans .' ¦76 . , 88 '
New Y0rk..... 72 80 <
Oklahoma ' .'. 70 00 •
Omaha • 62 80 ¦•
Phoenix 72 , 102 ¦
*Plttsbura; .'....' ...'.70 , 86 •
Portland, Ore 56 Ti • ;
Reno 80 .86 •
St.' Louis '...'..' .". , 78 02 '
St. Pau1,.... '...'. 60 78 ;<
Salt Lake 00 80 •
San Antonio .......... 74 ,00 •
San Diego .'.;......... 58 .72; •
. San Francisco ....... -50 ' : 60 i
San Luis 0b15p0.... .. 52' 72 ,'<
Spokane ./:.;:."./......*-¦ 58 . HO * <
Tacoma ¦'.....:. \ ......' 54 . . 66 c <
WnnliiiiKlon ¦ .«,.......' 72 '88.' <
V iimn ...*,........ 70 ;.100'.'<
Great Coolness Displayed by Hotel
Employes, Who Arouse Guests
and Conduct Them Out of
the Building
Crossed wires started what would have
been a disastrous flre in the Hollenbeck
hotel early this morning had it not been
for the prompt and efficient work of the
hotel force and the ready response of the
city department.
The flre started from crossed electric
wires In tho attic and had obtained
good headway before It was discovered
by Night Watchman A. J. Hiller of the
Hollenbeck force.
Immediately on his discovery of the
flames Watchman Hiller notiflod the
clerk on watch in the office of the hotel
and a force of porters and bell boys was
sent from room to room and floor to
floor alarming the guests.
Ai the same time the automatic flre
alarm began ringing and within ten
minutes every one of tho 350 people in
the house was awakened.
While the fire amounted to nothing and
there was absolutely no danger to any
guest, this was not apparent at the time.
All, however, got out in safety.
Under the charge of Manager J. S.
Mitchell tho employes of the hotel fought
and subdued the flre almost before the
arrival of the city department.
While there was much excitement no
accidents occurred, and all of the guests
were conducted to the ground floor in per
fect order, though many of them were
scantily, attired.
The fire was confined to the tower and
attic over tho Spring street side of the
building.: Tho damage was confined to the
roof and the upper floor and was caused
chiefly by, the flood of water which wa3
turned on the blaze. The total loss is
estimated by Manager Mitchell at $1000.
Within an hour after the discovery of
the flre all of the guests had returned to
their rooms.
Elevator Man Fred Smith was highly
praised for his cool work in bringing
guests to the ground floor during the
height of the excitement.
Two Deaths In New York, One at
Niagara Falls — Storms and
Cloudburst Do Much
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July 17.-There were sev
eral heat prostrations today and two
deaths were attributed to the high tem
perature and excessive humidity. At 4
p. m. the mercury rose to S9, equaling
the record mark for the summer reached
on July 8.
The official temperature of 89 degrees
taken high In the air by no means rep
resented the heat on the street, where
thermometers registered 91 degrees.
People sought relief on roofs, fire es
capes and anywhere they could find a
A man fell ' off a flre escape while
asleep, fractured his skull and died.
Storm In Pennsylvania
By Associated Press.
PITTSBURG, July 17.— Delayed tele
phonic communication with West Virginia
points late tonight report enormous dam
age by cloudbursts and storms In the in
terior of the state.
Admiral Drops Dead
By Associated Press.
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont., July 17. — Ad
miral John Pearse McLear, retired, of
tha British navy, dropped dead on the
veranda of the Clifton hotel today.
Death was caused by heart failure in
duced by excessive heat.
Three Killed in Ohio
By Associated Press.
ZANESVILLE, Ohio, July 17. — A
cloudburst and electrical storm in this
county today resulted in three deaths
and heavy property loss.
Disease Is to Be Declared Contagious
and Railroads Notified Not
to Bring Sufferers Into
By Associated Press.
HOUSTON, Texas, July 17.— Dr. Wil
liam -rirumby, state health officer, who is
here, says the governor will soon issue a
proclamation declaring tuberculosis to be
a contagious disease.
The railroads will be notified and It will
be made a statutory offense, punishable
by a fine of $5000, to haul a person af
flicted with a contagious disease into the
If in interstate travel a passenger de
mands that the carrier bring him to
Texas, the health officer will require that
the railroad notify the authorities at
destination. The patient will be required
to submit to an examination, and if not
satisfactory will be subject to deporta
All Passengers Are Reported Trans,
ferred to Government Dredge and
Taken to Bavannah In
By Associated Presa.
SAVANNAH, Ga., July 17.— The steamer
Allegheny, from Philadelphia, is burning
off Tybe. All passengers were transferred
to the government dredge and brought to
Tho Allegheny left Savannah this morn
ing for Philadelphia.
Order Seeks Law Which Will Prevent
Non.Members from Wearing Elk
Badges — Massed Band pa
rade Held
By Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, July 17.— Complete
and official returns of the election In the
grand lodge of Elks, held yesterday in
this city, were announced today as fol
Grand exalted ruler, John K. Tener,
Charlerol, Pa.; grand treasurer, Edward
Leach, New York; grand esteemed loyal
knight, W. T. Leickie, Dowagiac, Mich.;
grand esteemed lecturing knight, Bayard
Gray, Frankfort, Ind.; grand esteemed
leading knight, John D. Shea, Hartford,
Conn.; grand secretary, Fred C. Robin
son, Dubuque, la.; grand trustees.
Thomas B. Mills, Superior, Wls.; Thomas
F. McNulty, Baltimore, and Mayor
Charles C. Schmidt, Wheeling, W. Va.;
grand inner guard, M. M. Taylor.
It was decided to establish a flag day
for Elks on June 14. A resolution was
adopted calling for the appointment of
a commission to devise ways and means
to prosecute outside users of the Elks'
emblems. A subsequent resolution called
for the appointment of a commission to
confer with congress to find means to
prevent the use of the emblem. The
Memphis lodge was authorized to prose
cute the negro Elks of that city.
Have Big Parade
A massed band parade with all the
bands playing the same music at the
same time, one of the three big features
of Elks' week, took place today on Broad
street. Every musical organization par
ticipating in the reunion, numbering
more than forty bands with 1600 mem
bers, was in line.
The musicians formed on Broad street
and Fairmont avenue t and were arranged
according to their Instruments. The
music played was "The Twenty-first Re
union," which had "The Girl I Left Be
hind Me," "Home, Sweet Home" and
"Auld Lang Syne" as its general themes
with beautiful elaborations.
The route was south on Broad street
through the court of honor to South
street, where the massed bands were
dismissed. Fifty reviewing stands along
the two-mile route were crowded, and
the streets were Jammed with a crowd
such as Broad street has seldom seen.
The day was exceedingly sultry, but the
perspiring throngs cheered the aggre
gation of musicians as they passed down
the street.
The contrast In costumes was ludicrous.
In the parade could be seen all the daz
zling costumes of some crack regimental
musicians' organization by the side of
more modest costumes of a village band.
President Roosevelt Is Said to Have
Settled Upon This Course After
Careful Consideration of
By Associated Press.
OYSTER BAY, N. V., July 17.—Presi
dent Roosevelt. Senator Hopkins and
R. E. Miles, representing the Wisconsin
Tariff Revision league, discussed the
subject of tariff revision at luncheon
today. Senator Hopkins said on leav
ing Oyster Bay that the conclusion
"was leached that no tariff revision
should be undertaken until after the'
next presidential election.
"It would be suicidal to the Republi
can party," the senator added, "to un
dertake a revision of the tariff during
the next congress. After the presi
dential election I believe It will be the
duty of the Republican party to revise
the tariff and that It will be done."
Mr. Hopkins remarked that he be
lieved such an argument would appeal
to and be accepted by the Republican
revisionists in all parts of the country.
Salvador and Nicaragua Are Pro.
granted to Open the Row
By Associated Presa.
SAN SALVADOR, July 17.— An armed
clash which may involve all Central
Anlerlca probably will occur within fif
teen days. It Is expected the first battle
will be between Salvador and Nicaragua.
General Lee Christmas, an American,
who was wounded In the recent war be
tween Nicaragua and Honduras, has been
appointed general in command of a Sal
vadorean regiment.
General Chamorro Is expected from
Guatemala on the next ship. Upon his ar
rival he will proclaim himself provisional
president of Nicaragua.
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July 17.— Henry Lewis
Carter, president of the York Haven
Water and Power company of York
Haven, Pa., died from apoplexy yester
day In his home here. He was 51 year 3
of age, and well-known among financiers
and paper manufacturers. Mr Carter
directed the building of one of the largest
power dams In the world, a line of mason
ry two miles long, across the Susque
By Associated Press.
SALT LAKE CITY, July 17.-The briny
waters of the great Salt Lake have been
tried by the Orcrron Short Line for a
novel purpose and wtth remarkable suc
cess. Stored in tanks the fluid has been
hauled over the line and sprinkled upon
the right of way. Under this treatment
weeds, the bane of the section hands,
have withered to rl.o no more.
By Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. July 17.— Boston
was selected today as the city for holding
the next convention of the American Fed
eration of Catholic societies.
Job Hunters Take the Trail E<=rly and
Mayor Taylor Find* His
Work Cut Out for
By Associated Presa.
ward R. Taylor, dean of Hasti?
college and acting president p" Coope*
medical college, today became in.:yor of
the city and county of San Francisco.
Dr. Taylor received his commission
as mayor from the clerk of the board o|
supervisors at 11 o'clock this morning.
He Immediately proceeded to tht office
of County Clerk Harry I. MuKreuvy.
where In the presence of a few news
paper men tho oath of office was ad
ministered. Asked regarding his vlans
for cleaning the city government.
Mayor Taylor said:
"I have no plans at present. In
fact the wholo thing has como on me
so suddenly that I have not had time
to think about It as yet. I Intend >o
conduct the government on a . ihJM
partisan basis, but further than that I
have no plans."
Mayor Taylor in a statement to the
Associated Press tonight said that be
fore accepting the mayoralty offer yes
terday he took counsel of Chlof Justine
Beatty of the supreme court.
"When Mr. I>angdon and Mr. Spreck
els asked me to assume the office." said
Dr. Taylor, "I had first to detormlnp
whether an acceptance would seriously
interfere with my work as dean of the
Hastings college of law. Of that in
stitution Justice Beatty Is a trustee. I
called on him and laid the offer b»fore
him. We discussed it in some 1 1 its
more important phases. Justice Beatty
assured me an acceptance was practi
cable so far as my college work was
concerned, and I may almost say that
he urged me to take the office."
The declaration by President P. H.
McCarthy of the Building Trad*>n cou» J
cil that organized labor had nothing to
do with the eloctlon of Mayor Taylor
and would not co-operate with him In
his administration of the city's affntrs
was laid before Dr. Taylor, and hf »a«
risked If he desired to make a reply.
He said:
"Mr. McCarthy was a membf,
charter framers' convention an.:
him well. I do\iot wish to critiria* hi«
statement. Let me say, me^ely, that a
clean, fearless administration of tha
city's affairs should be, and ci.
at this particular time, of uppermost
Importance in the minds of all roen who
have the general welfare at .1 art.
"My attitude toward union 1 bor and
labor unions Is, briefly, this:
Believes in Labor Unions
"I believe In labor unionisri. T \>e
levo that any country is better off with
labor unions than without the>n. lor
tho reason that to them is due th
betterments In conditions surrounding
wage earners that have been acl;. ved
in late years.
"We must, if we mean to be fair- ana
accurate in our estimates, judge things by
the best that they produce. Hence I any
that despite the unjustifiable excesses that
not infrequently attend the administration
of labor unions I believe In them. They
are not always wisely managed, they do
enfold In tnelr membership some bad men;
hut do we condemn the church because
some pastorates are unworthily filled and
rascals hide in some congregations?
"Where is the necessity— nay, where i
the justification, for raising a cla <s is<=\i*
in this serious and delicate time. t)o ws
not, all of us, rather desire most th;;.
order be restored and municipal integrity
be lifted up and that civic decency In r.ll
things shall once more reign, than that
one class or another shall have and hold
the control.
"I most sincerely trust and believe that
we do. I abhor class distinction. .Mass
legislation, class administration. The law
does not recognize it. Our theory of gov
ernment does not tolerate It. To no honeßt
man can it appeal."
Mayor Taylor has not yet made up hla
mind to the selection of any of the six
teen supervisors that he will be called or.
to appoint.
"Names are galloping through my
mind," Is the way he put it this evening,
"and pretty soon some of them wPI
In the. presence of newspaper mi i: at
his home in California street, half a blooK
from Temple Israel, where the > ribery
graft trials are in progress, the new «xoe
utive opened a tall stack of letters and
telegrams of felicitation from this and
other cities, and now and again he smiled
quizzically at a job seeking epistle. Two
asking for supcrvisoral appointment
were among the lot.
District Attorney Langdon remarked: "I
haven't anything to tell. I don't know
anything— a fact that makes me happy.
The 'big stick' is no more. I havon't eve \
a fragment to offer you as a souvenir. A
lot of Job seekers ran me down today, but
I started them off gently in the direction
of. Mayor Taylor."
Prohibitions of the Index Expurga*
torius Are Firmly Upheld
By Associated Press.
ROME, July 17.— The first move of
Vatican against the ultra liberal ¦' H:
campaign, in which among other.; an in
ternational secret league is (jQgfcged has
taken the form of a' decree promuij
by the pope tonight speclfical.: <
demnlng sixty-five statements taJ
from the writing of leading t,.ath
modernist writers whoso names, however,
are not given. Among the Btatoraorrta
condemned is one approving a total
regard of the prohibitions of the Index
expurgatorlus, and of other Roman
Catholic congregations.
Death Results from Heart Faili-'.
By Associated Pi-ess.
AUBURN, Cal., July 17.-MaJ. Thomnsj
J. Blankeuy, superintendent of th
ed States Thirteenth life-saving
stationed at San Francisco, dropp
at a hotel hero this morning. B
here Sunday, suffering from hea>
bie. A San Francisco physician Fho
had been summoned arrived a
after Blankeny died.

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