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CONFERENCE CALLS FOR DE
FEAT OF SPEAKER f
"UNCLE JOE" GIVEN STINGING
Delegates to Big Religious Session In
, Los Angeles Urge All Chris
tians to Vote.Agalnst '
Till-; first Impetus on the raclflc
coast to tho wide movement
against him, and showing the de
termination of Methodists all over the
United States to secure the retirement
of "Uncle ' Joe" Cannon from .public
life was a remarkable resolution passed
yesterday In the meeting of the South
ern California Methodist coherence.
There was no Indecision In the con
ference as to Cannon's unfitness to hold
a public position; in every way not^ln
compatible with a religious bftdys
work the delegates showed their united
opinion that he should have the cen
sure of all Christian men and women,
regardless of political belief. '.
Sneaker Cannon was referred to by
a stinging denunciation In the general
statement adopted by the conference,
virtually a platform for action of
Methodists in Southern California. In
this the Christian citizenship of Can
non's district was called upon to "ar
range a surprise party on 'Uncle Joe.
on the 3d day of November next, and
give him < a vacation for two years
Calls Christians to Defeat Him
The conference went further than
this. "In-the event." declared the
statement adopted with an enthusiasm
that showed the temper of the dele
gates, "that the time is too short to
arrange the above surprise party, then
we call upon the Christian citizenship
of the United tates, without regard to
political affiliations, to bring all pos
sible moral Influence to bear on every
congressman-elect that they- put a
man In the speaker's chair who will
not arrogate to himself the functions
of the supreme court, but Instead will
• grant to all the people and their law
ful representatives in congress the
rights guaranteed to them by the con
stitution of the United States."
..It was a remarkable pronouncement,
adopted • In 'a . remarkable manner.
There was no doubt, no hesitation, but
a united enthusiasm that In Itself was
enough to lift the citizenship even of
the spectators above any party basis
to the level of a religious demand for
a Just administration of the country's
■ affairs. ., - .„ ■
.. < "It Is • the • demand >of , a people too
long ■ tolerant; of ■• neglect of ■ moral Is
sues." paid a delegate, and that was
the tone of t the meeting. -*«_,_*«_-»
Bishops Denounce Cannon
33 The statement adopted voices the
general feeling throughout Methodism.
The bishops of the church have Joined
In denouncing Speaker Cannon as a
foe to i moral progress. Their expres
. sions : have been circulated in -printed
form among Methodists In all parts of
the country. That of Bishop Robert
Mclntyre, who spoke as president of
the Methodist Temperance society, to
the members of the denomination. Is a
sample: ,'.•'-.'■»'. • -' ■:
"When a jam occurs In a logging
river of the northwest a stalwart ax
man is sent out to cut the 'key-log'
and break the obstruction which
checks the flow of the tide. The
mightiest reform of our time is halted
by the Interstate laws, and Cannon
Is the 'key-log.' He nullifies the peo
ple's | will by hindering legislation in
the house. He must be dislodged, that
the flood of moral Indignation against
the rum traffic may sweep It Into the
pit." • ' "■• -_
The general statement of the South
ern California conference on public
morals and temperance, which con
tained the arraignmenfof Cannon, was
adopted yesterday as follows:
Report of committee on, public mor
als. Committee on temperance and the
prohibition of the liquor traffic. Report
No. 1. General'statement. , -'"> :■■'■■>
i The - Methodist Episcopal church Is
a temperance society. We gratefully
1 acknowledge the blessing of God upon
J our temperance endeavors and rejoice
"over ,; the Increasing tolerance",. and
; greater co-operation among temper
ance workers. The progress of the past
four years strengthens our convictions,
Increases our zeal and renews our faith
for the greater and final struggle- yet
Ito come. • '
In "the language of the episcopal
address: "There nlust not be any re
action from, the wrath with which all
good and Christian citizens pursue this
law-breaking and murderous traffic.
I It deserves neither charity nor mercy.
There is no law It will keep, no pledge
it will honor,-no child it will not taint,
no woman It will not befoul, no man It
will not degrade. : It falsely claims to
' be,' a : great public Interest because It
employs thousands' and ; pays, heavy
taxes. ■.* But |no money In the pockets
I of employers and no taxes In the treas
ury of the city, county, . state or na
tion can balance the monetary losses
iof. the nation through this traffic. No
I profits however real or" | Immense can
compensate for the corruption of our
politics, the emptiness of the drunk
ard's home or the fullness of, prisons
' and ■ graves."
An enlightened citizenship and a
vital piety demand the utter destruc
tion '■> of ia i, traffic so; accursed. The
': liquor traffic cannot be reformed. ■ It Is
Inherently ', unreformable. An , institu
tion which outrages the divine law of
love will never obey the police regula
■ tions of men. Therefore it must be de
: stroyed, \ and with .■: our bishops we
; "pledge eternal enmity to this foe of
God and ' man." > Our purpose Is its ex
tinction; our battle cry, "A saloonless
'country, a stainless, flag."!r< -■::■ ';■',7.'''";,^"'!
.-...; I.' Personal Abstinence \
We declare our conviction that total
abstinence from Intoxicating beverages
and narcotics ,is i the duty of all our
people of every clime and country. ,
y.t.y The License Policy >- -1
We condemn the license policy. It Is
vicious. In i principle,".utterly inconsist
''• ent '.with) the t purposes of enlightened
government, and in • practice a protec
• tion «to. a ; traffic which Is inherently
criminal In its nature. The liquor traf
fic "cannot be legalized without sin."
' 8." Prohibition • and Loral 'Option if 'A
We stand for ■ the - speediest; possible
' suppression of the beverage liquor traf
fic Under that divine law of absolute
right which is ; the?source of all hu
man i law.';, the ' only: proper; attitude , of
(Continued on Page Jt-M),
LOS ANGELES HERALD
DEMOCRAT WHO IS
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Widespread interest attaches to the
race of Henry C. Bell In the Eight.
eenth Illinois district against Joseph
G. Cannon, the veteran speaker of the
house of representatives, of the lat.
ter's seat In congress. Mr. Bell, who
lives at Marshall, 111., Is a veteran of
.the Civil War. 'Jj&i\lt
Many Arrive on Blind Baggage and
Breakbeam to Discuss Problem
Taft Referred to
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[By Associated Press.]
NEW YORK, Sept. 28.—An extraor
dinary gathering began In this city to
day, made-up of hundreds of delegates
from various parts of ■ the country to
take part In a four days' conference.
They came on the brakebeams of
freight cars, blind baggage of the swift
express or straggled !in I over. dusty
roads. . ■ , . - . . . . > .
They represent the . country's I work
less thousands, and constitute the "first
national convention of the; unem
ployed." i . ■ » " ■; , ...
| "The I national convention of the un
employed" 'Is the organization at'the
head of which is J._Eads How of St.
Louis, known as the- "millionaire
- It was through How's efforts that the
plans of the convention were completed,
and It was' How who welcomed the
delegates as they straggled in at the
headquarters in Duane street. • > sv '..
- Many prominent men were Invited to
make addresses,'among them William
J. Bryan, Judge Taft and John E. Red
mond, the Irish leader, who la at pres
ent in this country.
All these men excused themselves on
the ground of other demands.
Mr. How says he has asked other well
known men to speak, and they will at
tend the convention. \ '
"The Health of the Unemployed" was
the principal subject of discussion at
today's meeting. ■ ■ ■.
WILBUR WRIGHT HAS
THREE FINE FLIGHTS
[By Associated Press.] .;,-.:,
LEMANS, Sept. Wilbur Wright,
the American aeroplanlst, made three
successful flights this evening. ■
On the first flight he was unaccom
panied and remained in the air for 1
hour,. 7 minutes 11 4-5 seconds, cover
ing a distance of about thirty miles.
On the second flight he was accom
panied by the Aeroplanlst Tlss&ndier,
and he succeeded in beating the record
for flight with a passenger by remain
ing up 11 minutes 3 2-5 seconds.
His previous flight with a passenger
was made on Friday last, when he re
mained In the air 9 minutes, 13 1-5 sec
onds, at a height of fifty feet.
THE NEWS SUMMARY
'■-C'y FORECAST l-^yjy'y
- For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Tuesday; continued ; warm; light
northeast - wind, j changing to i south,
west. Maximum temperature yester
day, 93 degrees; minimum, 59 degrees.
fflfe; LOCAL ' \:-sgi
Methodist conference calls on . churches to
retire Speaker Cannon from public life..
Council passes amendment restricting ares
open to street speakers. X :
George Fred Williams to apeak tonight In
Simpson auditorium. ....:....,..
. Collector stabs real estate manager . in
Hellman building.'•; *.-
Initiative petition lacks sufficient signa
tures. ;■ ,'• ' ■ •' - ;■' - ' •; * '>.■•->;•'?',
'.'■•': COAST .Jj. : yy
200 Stanford students poisoned.* "■■ .' "' %:
' New high explosive prove* effectual de
stroyer, at - Atascadero field practice with
three-inch; guns..-- - ... .
'.Fresno savings - bank, recently, Incorpo
rated, suspends. .; --.-■'
Belltngham, Wash., man confesses to mur
dering and burying wife,
Oregon hunter killed by buck deer. '■',"'. .'
--1 Judge Henry Melvfn appointed to succeed
late Associate Supreme , Court Justice
Thomas McFarland. }•_.''«
77 • EASTERN ...';
. Bryan In South Dakota trip makes twelve
speeches, and 'i pours hot ; shot' Into adminis
tration. ' ■
. Davis murder trial in Omaha near* end;
case may go to jury ' today. i -.
: < Oklahoma guaranty bank deposit law car
ried Into United States supreme court > for
final test / "''■ '■"■;.. , ■'. ,^ >''";/.>
'V-; - FOREIGN 'Xliyi
•i. Wilbur Wright makes three more success
ful nights In France.'- ' .!•" - -'■ :■•■■ ■
n Russia opposed. to ', plans of Austria-Hun
gary to annex two provinces. ,..'; .-'■"• '
Two hundred and-sixty-three new cases of
plague reported 'in St. •• Petersburg and ■ 103
I deaths '.-., - -.v;; ,-",.',, , ■•.. . y .;■ __,',•: I
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TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1908.
MANY DELEGATES ARRIVE IN
CONTEST ALREADY ON FOR NEXT
V MEETING PLACE
Notable Session Opens In New Mexico
Metropolis This Morning—Fpr.
elgners Also Attend Much
• [By Associated Press.}
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Sept. 28.—
Although the National Irrigation I
congress does not convene until 10
o'clock tomorrow morning, a lively con
test has already been started by Pueblo
and Spokane for next year's congress.
Pueblo Is represented by more than 100
delegates and a brass band, and the
Washington city by a tralnload of dele
gates from the northwest state, which
Salt Lake City also Is in the race
and the Utah delegates and a band ar
rived tonight on a special train. -, ' ':'.
The attendance of delegates at the
opening session will be fully 1500 with
the prospect that that number will have
increased greatly by Wednesday. W
This session will be notable for the
number of actual workers' In the field
who are present to take part In the
There Is almost an equally noticeable
absence of men prominent In political
life who have been present at former
Tomorrow afternoon's sessions will
bo devoted to introductory business, the
opening address by President Frank C.
Goudy of Denver, addresses by L.
Bradford Prince of New Mexico and
William H. Smith of Utah and an ad
dress by Gen. J. Franklin Bell, chief of
staff, U. S. A., who Is attending the
congress as a representative of the war
The attendance of foreign delegates
Is a notable feature of the congress.
The election of officers does not take
place until Friday, George H. Barstow,
vice president of this congress, being
the only man prominently named ! for
the presidency. .
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APPOINTS MELVIN TO
Is Named Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court as "Birthday Gift
■;*''' to Get It
. [By Associated Press.}
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 28.— Superior
Judge Henry A. Melvln of Alameda
county superior court was appointed
associate Justice of the supreme court
by Governor Glllett this afternoon to
succeed Justice Thomas B. McFarland,
deceased. Judge Melvln arrived at the
governor's office at 4 o'clock this af
ternoon, having been' in Nevada, and
the train was late. The appointment
was held until his arrival, and on en
tering the chief executive's room he
was met by Governor Glllett, who said:
"Judge, I wish to congratulate you
on the anniversary of your birthday
and wish you many returns of the
day." This Is the forty-third birthday
of Judge Melvln.
"I thank you, governor, for your good
wishes and assure you they ' are ap
preciated," replied the judge.
"I'll make you a birthday present
later, judge, and one that I am de
lighted to make, and It will be a gift
from" the entire people of California,
too," rejoined Governor Glllett.
Judge Melvln then seated himself
opposite the governor and, after sign
ing the paper, handed Governor Gll
lett his resignation as.superior Judge.
This was in turn given to Private Sec
retary Cooper, who left the room long
enough to fill out the commission of
Judge Melvln as associate justice of
the supreme court. Returning later,
Mr Cooper handed the commission to
Governor Glllett, who In turn pre
sented It to Judge Melvln.
"Here is the present of which I
spoke," said he. "I am pleased to
make this appointment, knowing that
the people will Indorse It at the polls
In November." \ '■",'-
Judge Melvln thanked Governor Gll
lett for his confidence. arid left soon
after this for Judge C. N. Post's cham
bers, where he took the oath of office
and'later filed his oath with Secretary
of State Curry.-
Governor Glllett handed Justice Mel
vln another envelope before he left
the room, and in this was the appoint
ment of District Attorney Everett J.
Brown of Alameda county to the va
cancy caused on the superior court
bench by the resignation of Judge Mel
vln.. This commission will be deliv
ered by Justice Melvln to his successor
when he reaches Oakland tomorrow,
as the resignation of Mr. Brown has
been filed with the board of super
visors of Alameda , and was accepted
yesterday. . '•- - ■■■ " \ ■ .•• -V*!
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STATE FRUIT GROWERS IN
SESSION AT KANSAS CITY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., 1 Sept. . 28.—
California Fruit Growers' exchange,
with headquarters at Los Angeles, will
hold a national.convention In Kansas
City,'beginning tomorrow morning and
continuing three days. .
C. T. Bragg of this city is district
manager for the exchange In this part
of the , country. F. lE. Storey of Los
Angeles is president and F. C. Chanters ,
of Los Angeles is general .eastern man
ager. -...',.'...' *, "t,.-- [ .;,- r-':v-"Vv -''■"
These men and several others from
California and the east arrived here
this morning. A special train with
eighty-five delegates ' came .In- at . 1
o'clock from California. About 100 are
expected from eastern states. - -
- "We I came- to Kansas City because
it Is a central point and- easily reached,"
J_r. * Charters • said. , '.'This Is ! our first
meeting, and the men who are to, at
tend are really not delegates I but mem
bers of the exchange. S)Chiefly wo; talk
shop of Interest* to our own organiza
i tion." ■■ '-' • '-" '.;' T* -- -:•
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BRYAN GOES FOR
GETS GREAT WELCOME IN
Stops Over at Sioux City for a Night's
Rest After Making' Twelve }
Speeches to Large
S_,^_ [By Associated Press.]
i ELK POINT, S. D., • Sept. Con
ducting one day's campaign in South
Dakota today, W. J. Bryan poured vol
lays of criticism Into the Republican
platform, > Mr. Taft and President
Roosevelt- ; . . . «;'-V-. !■?"__>:'__iN.
He covered a good deal *>f ground In
the state and tonight stopped In Sioux
City, lowa, whence he will leave to
morrow morning for Rock Island, 111.
. Mr. Bryan spoke a dozen times, his
principal remarks being at Mitchell,
Yankton, Vermillion and here.
His arguments today were on the
trusts, guaranty of. bank deposits and
publicity of campaign contributions be
fore election. - .
He attacked Taft for dodging his
platform and charged President Roose
velt with failure to land any of the
trust magnates In the penitentiary. At
every point where Mr.. Bryan's train
stopped for a short time he was met
by great cheering crowds.
A strong, wintry wind from the north
did not seem to affect either the can
didate or his audience. ' : ,- •'\
■ While traveling with W. J. Bryan
from Sioux Falls to Mitchell, former
Senator R. F. Pettigrew today pub
licly announced that four years ago
he had been approached by the Re
publican national committee through a
former United States senator with an
offer of $10,000 if he would deliver ten
speeches at such places as the com
mittee would dictate in support of .the
candidacy of Thomas Watson of Geor
gia, the People's party candidate for
president. ' " ■<■:<
Mr. Pettigrew. said that with ascer
taining what was behind the offer he
wrote to his senator friend and asked
him if the amount could not be In
creased to $20,000, but the reply was
they were not Inclined to give any one
man that much. i v. - ;'
Senator Pettigrew declared he. de
clined the offer and conducted an in
vestigation with the result , that he
satisfied himself the Republican party
financed In a large measure Mr. Wat
son's campaign. # , . , ,
HASKELL WILL SUE
[By Associated Press.]
GUTHRIE, Okla., Sept. 28.—Gover
nor Haskell has announced that he will
begin suit against William R. Hearst
"For criminal libel, governor?" he
"Well, I don't know what you would
call it." -
"To make him prove what he said?"
"No, sir; to, make him prove that
what he said was not true."
HASKELL ACCUSES SOLONS
OF GETTING BIG RAKEOFF
GUTHRIE, Okla., Sept. 28.—Governor
Haskell, on .behalf of the state, filed
suit here today In the - district • court
against . the State ■ Capital Printing
company, Congressman B. S. McGuire
and Dennis T. Flynn, former delegate
In congress, for the recovery of $195,
--062, an alleged overcharge In the state
printing from 1891 t041907. > The peti
tion In the suit,alleged;that the State
Capital company • did ; not receive , all
this • money and '• charges < Flynn • and
McGulro with being beneficiaries.
TOUGH JOB FOR PAPA
TO SHOW LABOR
TO APPEAR BEFORE CENTRAL
New Treasurer of Democratic National
: Committee" Declares He Has Al-
r--';. ways Employed Union Mori." -';*;■'
[By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Sept. 28.—Herman
Rldder, the newly elected treas
urer of the Democratic national
committee, said tonight he would ap
pear next Sunday before the Central
Federated Union and answer the
charge that he was hostile to union
labor, made against him by certain
delegates at the meeting of that body
yesterday. Mr. Ridder declared that
the, allegation that he was hostile to
union labor was false and that he had
always employed union men.
Mr. Ridder, speaking of the duties
of his new office as collector and cus
todian of the funds of the national
Democratic campaign, said:
"I will devote all my energy to col
lecting funds for a successful cam
paign. All names of contributors and
amounts contributed will be made pub
lic October 15, and sums received after
that date up to the close of the cam
paign will be published dally.''
He also said he would obey Mr.
Bryan's Instructions In refusing con
tributions from favor-seeking trusts
and corporations, and that no contri
bution would be accepted from a per
son who expected favors in return.
BY AWFUL GALE
[By Associated Press.]
NASSAU, Bahamas, Thursday, Sept.
24.—The hurricane from the 11th to
the 14th Instant " appears to have
originated' near Turks Island and
swept up the long string of Islands
running southeast from here. Inauga,
Ackllns, Crooked, Ragged, Fortune,
Long, Watllngs, Rumeay, Exuma and
south part of Andros islands all appear
to have suffered. On Long islands the
gale blew for two days,' and the towns
are practically obliterated, the princi
pal ' town, : Clarencetown having only
five houses left standing. The inhab
itants were forced to find shelter in
caves and food and water -are almost
' The government schooner Sarah E.
Douglas was blown from her anchor
age at Long bay and was driven ashore
on Long - island. | Many other boats
were lost, but it will be weeks before
the full accounts will reach Nassau.
There Is no doubt that the loss of
life Is heavy. The whole countryside,
even as far as Cat island, is scalded
and burned as If with fire,, from the
terrible driving of the salt water across
The government has taken relief
measures and schooners are being
dally dispatched, laden with food
stuffs, lumber and nails.
The recent gale Is said to have ex
ceeded in fury the hurricane of 1866.
which I has always been the standard
of comparison. ■-.•;... ■-■ ; -.-..-;
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OREGON HUNTER KILLED
m IN BATTLE WITH DEER
ROSEBURG, Ore., Sept. 28.—1n Ogal
lala canyon, twenty-seven miles west
of tho city, last Friday George
Buxton, aged 24, son of William Bux
ton of Brockway, was killed In a bat
tle with a large buck deer which he
had wounded. The deer had been shot
and Buxton's body was found horribly
gored by the animal's horns. A , knife
lying.near them indicated that Buxton
felled, the deer, and supposing it dead
started to cut its throat when the ani
mal attacked him.
SINGLE COPIES: DAILY, SCNDA-. Bo
SINGLE Caji IJ_S. ox trains, b cents
IN COAL MINES
INTERESTING REPORT OF AN
NUAL DEATH LIST
Over 3000 Dead and 5000 Injured In
.Accidents.-—• West Virginia
[By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Sept 28.—Accidents
In coal mines of the United States dur
ing the last calendar year resulted in
the death of 3125 men and injury to
5314 more, according to statistics just
made public by the geological survey.
The death record among the coal min
ers during the year were greater by
1033 than in 1906 and is said to have
been the. worst year in the history of
the coal mining Industry. ..V"/ -
The figures do not represent the full
extent of the disasters, as reports were
not received from certain states not
having mine Inspectors.
West Virginia reported the heaviest
death rate in 1907—12.35 per thousand
employes— this state also showed
the lowest production for each life lost
—65,969 tons. / V'""■.. '
New Mexico stood next on the list
and Alabama third.
Missouri had the lowest death rate,
heading the roll of honor with .95 and
499,742 tons of coal mined for each life
lost. ' i'
Statistics do not bear out the idea
that most mine disasters result from
explosion. Of the total number re
ported during the last year 947 deaths
and 343 Injuries resulted from gas and
dust explosions and 201 deaths and
416 injuries were caused by powder ex
plosions. The chief cause of death
among the miners, the report explains,
was due to the falling of mine roofs
and coal. Such disaster caused 1122
deaths and 2141 Injuries. ;■,-■.<
263 NEW CASES OF
[By Associated Press.]
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 28.—The
number of new cholera cases In the
municipal hospitals for the twenty
hours ended at noon today was 263,
and the deaths 102. The statistics for
the previous twenty. hours were 261
and 143. respectively. Eight hospital
attendants have come down with the
disease, and the other attendants are
in a state of panic.
Great difficulty is encountered in per
suading them to remain at their posts.
Premier Stolypln has written a sharp
letter of censure to the mayor of St.
Petersburg regarding the conditions
existing in the principal hospitals of
the city. ■•;*■:
DAHLA LAMA GETS BIG
WELCOME AT TING CHOW
PI-KIN, Sept. 28.— dahla lama of
Tibet, accompanied by a retinue of
eighty attendants, arrived this after
noon at Ting Chow, a city in Chili
province about fifty miles southwest
of Pao Ting Fu. ■•.
A throng of emissaries met him at
Pao Ting Fu and he was received in
a royal manner by a large number of
Imperial as well as Pekin officials.
He was escorted to the temple, where
he has made his headquarters. His
route of march to this building, a dis
tance of four miles, was lined by
crowds of Chinese who had gathered to
honor him. The roadway id been
covered with yellow sand, as Is done
when the emperor travels abroad—yel
low Is the Imperial color in China—
and an elaborate program of imperial
entertainments has been prepared. •
.This includes the ceremony of kow
towing" . to the' emperor, but it Is be
lieved that the dahla lama will refuse
to perform this function.
IN FIELD MEET
ATASCADERO PRACTICE NOW
ON IN EARNEST
THREE.INCH GUNS PROVE TER
Camp by Tonight Will Have About
3000 Regulars—Already Presents
Busy and Picturesque
[By Associated Press.]
CAMP ATASCADERO, Sept. 28.—
With the completion today of tar
get practice of light artillery un
der Captain A. M. Faulkner, whose
three-inch field guns today re-echoed
through the beautiful oak-studded hills
to the westward of camp, all ball am
munition was boxed tonight prepara
tory to the coming maneuvers.
All afternoon Captain Faulkner's
guns, the latest and most modern field
pieces, boomed several miles to tho
west as, racing at breakneck; speed,
they suddenly unlimbered and quickly
fired at moving targets shaped like
gun carriages far distant over the (000
Good records were made and th<>
new high-power explosive gave most
satisfactory results. The shells broke
up in very flne splinters and demon
strated the terrible destructive power .
of the new explosive.
■ The Twentieth infantry from Monte
rey, under Colonel H. B. Macon, and
Captain John H. Parker's company of
machine guns reached camp - today
noon. With the arrival tomorrow of
the Eighth cavalry from Fort McDow- ]
ell, San Francisco, under Colonel Fred
erick A. Smith, which is camping to
night at Paso Robles, and the four f
troops of cavalry from Arizona and
New Mexico who have marched from J
Los Angeles, about 3000 regulars will -.
be In camp. The cavalry is command
ed by Colonel Schuyler and Is resting
at San Luis Obispo tonight.
Camp Atascadero presents a most
animated and picturesque military en-1
campment. Long rows - of ; tents I
stretch out for a mile with the ma- '.
chine guns at the south and the mili
tary on the north.
■ Location Admirable ;_;
The location Is admirably adapted
for the purpose. Situated on the gentle
slope on the eastern edge of the ten
mile maneuver field,' the camp faces
the west and overlooks a large open
valley a mile and a half Jpng by | a
mile wide, on which the various evo
lutions will take place and Where Gov
ernor Gillett and his personal staff will
review the combined forces of regu
lars and the national guard of Cali
fornia and Arizona. Colonel Marion P.
Maus, who Is in command of the ma
neuvers, has invited the governor to
review the troops, and he is expected
within a week or ten days.
To the west of the valley is a long
range of hills, thickly studded with
live oaks, which will serve admirably
as a screen for Infantry movements
during the battle maneuvers, with
here and there bare hilltops and open
places where cavalry and artillery can
be utilized to advantage. The camp
la splendidly laid out and well equipped
for comfort and convenience, even to
shower baths for both officers and men.
It has long distance telephone and tel
egraph connections, a postofflce and an
A feature of the various testa, ex
periments and tactical demonstrations
In military problems will be a severe
test of the new French rapid-fire ma
chine gun, which for the first time will
be used by the army on the Pacific
coast. Two of the guns, which have
been imported from France, will be
used here with ball ammunition to
demonstrate their effectiveness as an
arm of defense and offense. Several,
officers are coming especially to be
present at the firing of these guns, and
a thorough report on the results will
be made to the war department. V»
The new machine gun Is just half the
size and weight of the machine gun at,
present in use in the army, requires
less men, but It Is claimed has the
same range and effectiveness.
With, the arrival today of Major
George E. Pickett, chief paymaster,
all of Colonel Maus' staff Is now In
camp except Lieutenant Colonel J. W.
Benet, chief ordnance officer, who will
arrive here the latter part of the week.
RUSSIA OPPOSED TO
PLAN OF AUSTRIANS
[By Associate* Press.]
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. Inti
mation from Vienna that Austria-Hun
gary Is preparing to raise the question
of annexation for the provinces of
Bosnia and Herzegovina, which to
gether form an appanage of the
Austro-Hungarian monarchy, although
nominally included in the Turkish em
pire, have met with expressions of th.
strongest disapproval by the Russian
It is learned from an authoritative
source that the Russian government
will object to any effort to incorporate
these two provinces In the dual mon
archy or any other Infraction of tho
status quo under the Berlin treaty.
For this reason Russia will oppose
the idea of recognition of Prince Fer
dinand of Bulgaria as an independent
sovereign, which has been revived in
connection with the late developments
of the near east. The Russian.veto
undoubtedly will put a quietus on both
The Russian ambassador at Constan
tinople telegraphs that the Porte has
referred the railway dispute in Bul
garia to the signatories of the Berlin
treaty for settlement, and It Is thought
here that this will greatly lessen tho,
chance of a collision between Turkey
and Bulgaria over this question. ..-'.-'. ■
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Wounded In Class Fight
DELPHI, Ind., Sept. 28.— a class
fight between the -classes of the high
school today, Larry Cobble.' president
of .< the junior, class, was seriously^ in
jured with a gunshot