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SBb£ffi PRICE: 40 CENTS g^jam
Corporation Leaders to
Hold Conference
Harbor Opponents Resolved to Make
Last Desperate Stand In Defense
of Their Own Control of
San Pedro
Minn Mary Leonardo, an 18-year-old
Wilmington girl, "a. tllsrhargerd from
Hi*, shoe factory of ,1. 31. Itrernnan on the
(fay following the consolidation election
because -he wore a consolidation button
and her father and two brother* voted
for consolidation.
8b« Is one of a family of twelve, and
depend* on her own effort* for her sup
Believing that Ihe results of her sup
port of J.os Angeles should receive an
adequate response from Low Angeles,
The Herald starts a subscription to en
able Miss I.CeeOitlllee to obtain a business
education. The following sums were
pledged to this fund:
M. 11. New-mark $10.00
Oscar K. Parish 5.00
J. O. Kneplli fi.oo
laos Angeles Herald 20.00
Toliil $40.00
WITH but three (lavs re
maining in which to defeat
consolidation, tlie oppon
ents of a great free harbor for Los
Angeles arc determined to make
. final supreme effort to circum
vent the will of the people and de
feat the proposed merger of Los
Angeles, San Pedro and Wil
mington. That the opponents of
consolidation have not given up
the fight is evidenced by the per
sistent rumors of secret meetings
of the anti-consolidation forces,
which rumors have been in circu
lation at San Pedro for several
. The Los Angeles consolidation
campaign committee is co-operat
ing with the San Pedro commit
tee in preparing to resist an on
slaught of money which will be
poured into San Pedro Wednes
day and Thursday.
They are satisfied that the working
population, among whom the strongest
efforts are to be made by the' San
Pedro anti-consolldationlsts, feel that
their interests lie with expansion at the
harbor and not In playing into tho
hands of the corporations.
Work among the longshoremen by
anti-consolidation representatives is
said to have met with disappointing re
The fishermen realize that the ox
ample set by the San Pedro trustees in
ittemptlng to give away valuable water
front does not argue well for preserva
tion of the harbor under the present
San Pedro administration, and they are
arguing strongly for consolidation.
Charter to Protect Harbor
"That Is one of the strongest argu
ments for union with Los Angeles
that the harbor will be protected by a
city charter which will be a guarantee
against invasion by private interests,"
»aid (.'apt. A. A. Fries. "Under the
charter of a smaller city the personal
honor of a few men Is all that stands
between the people's harbor and the de
sires of corporation interests, but with
the freeholders' charter of Los Angeles
It will be a difficult If not an impos
sible' matter to give away any portion
of the water front. This is the situa
tion that should prevail; there ought to
be every possible safeguard thrown
around harbor rights to keep them free
from the temptation of subjecting them
to private control and profit at the ex
pense of the public.
"The greatest step that can be done
In this direction is consolidation. With
consolidation you have not only the
credit of a city of 300,000 people di
verted toward the building of a har
bor in the interest of all Southern
California, but you have also the pro
tection of 300,000 in preserving the har
bor for the good of all, which Is in
finitely more than can be extended
by a smaller city, especially as ono
upright board of trustees may be suc
ceeded by another five men who will
think «■'. Irely differently, and who
have the power to give away the water
front a power which cannot exist un
„er the charter of Los Angeles."
Corporations Lead Fight
The corporations are recognized as
the leaders ln the fight against a free
harbor. At San Pedro It Is said that
no less a worthy antagonist than John
Buckley, manager of the San Pedro
Lumber company, has been chosen to
direct the final struggle to prevent the
formation of a greater Los Angeles.
With Buckley secretly In charge of the
campaign, the Banning company, the
liquor interests, the San Pedro whole
sale companies and the other lumber
companies said to have combined to
defeat consolidation. The solid three
In. the board of trustees Is rumored
also to be ln accord with corporative
Interests and to be working for the
downfall of the project which means
bo much to Los Angeles and so much
more to San Pedro.
According ,to those In position to
know a momentous conference will be
held today In San Francisco. At this
conference will ways and means for
Inducing tho voters of San Pedro to
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AT i;W YORK. Aug. B.—Mrs. Grace E.
\ Tyson of New York city and Rlv
-*-' er'slde. Conn., has sued her
wealthy husband, John H. Tyson, for
divorce and alimony In the Connecticut
courts. She Is a daughter of the
wealthy Dr. A. R. Starr of New York,
and her marriage to Tyson, who Is heir
to millions, was a social event of im
portance a year ago.
Tyson has been arrested many times
for speeding automobiles and ls now
under Indictment for manslaughter fol
lowing an automobile accident. He was
also concerned- In the automobile
tragedy two years ago when Mr. and
Mrs. Paul McCormac were killed.
While Tyson and the McCormacs were
racing the McCormac machine struck a
tree, and husband and wife were
thrown out.
Frank Castalietto Suffers Compound
Fracture of the Left Leg and I*
Taken to Pasadena
While riding motorcycles on Hunting
ton drive at Oneolnta Park about 8:30
o'clock last night Raymond Baker,
known as "Curly," who Uvea on South
Marengo avenue, Pasadena, and Frank
CastallettO of 824 Date street, Los An
geles, crashed together In the dark and
Injured seriously. .
Casta I lotto, who was the most seri
ously Injured of the two, was picked up
by a passing automobile and hurried to
the Pasadena hospital, where' he was
attended by Police Surgeon A. D. 8.
McCoy. It was found he was suffering
from a compound fracture of the left
leg and numerous body bruises and
abrasions. .
Baker was able to remount his ma
chine and go on alone until he reached
the home of Dr. H. H. Newcomb, where
he stopped for treatment. He was
found to have a severe scalp wound and
a sprained right ankle. Both men will
recover. ___
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Cloudy
Monday; moderate southwest winds.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 80
degrees; minimum, 58 degrees.
Corporations plan last desperate .tared
In defense of their control of San Pedro
Conductor killed In effort to recover pas
senger's bat.
K. II Burrows becomes violently Insane
ln rear of 916 South Hope street. Officers
And effigy of dead wife which he had been
Fruit growers warned that all fruits show
ing evidences of .- ale, or work of codling
moth are barred from Utah.
More than 3000 persons attend dedica
tion of First Methodist' church at Long
Beach, the finest religious structure on this
Coroner's Jury recommends holding of
Clinton Burris for shooting of Irving Q.
Two motorcyclists seriously Injured by
collision In the dark.
Child fatally burned while playing with
Police raid cafe and arrest proprietor and
waiter on charge of selling liquor with
Victims of auto accident slowly but
surely recovering at California hospital.
University line car runs Into auto con
taining four persons from Troplco.
All day temperance rally held by- Seventh
Pay Adventlst- at encampment near Holly
wood. \
Man and wife narrowly escape death
when boat capsized off Seal rocks.
Grand lodge of Order of Hermann Sons
parades streets of San Francisco in honor of
1900 th anniversary of battle In which Hermann
defeated Romans.
Father of two children who are cremated ls
burned seriously In trying to rescue victims
from flames at Council, Idaho.
National Irrigation congress to open tn Spo
kane will present new constitution for adop
tion In which power will be conferred on ex
ecutive heads to work throughout year.
Drawing for lands In Coeur d'Alene reserva
tion will be begun today «at Spokane.
Chair car and smoker of Missouri Faclflc
train ditched near Pueblo, Colo., and live
persons are injured, one woman said to live
in Los Angeles.
Advance guard of delegates to national O.
A. R. encampment arrive at Salt Lake City,
where annual , reunion will take place this
United States government places Its sur
geons at Important shipping points of world
to prevent plague-Infected rats from getting
aboard vessels.
Philippine government will attach to each
package of tobacco or cigars sent to United
States label showing quality of material ami
class of workmanship.
President Taft has busy week mapped for
him and will transact considerable official
Launch is overturned In lake off Toledo, Ohio,
and two men and one woman drowned. Re
mainder of party, seven, are rescued with dif
ficulty. . , 4
King Oustaf of Sweden endeavors to end
labor troubles at Stockholm and l.i believed
to have failed ln his attempt to effect com
promise. -
Acute stage reached in Graeco-Turklsh dis
pute over Crete causes grave apprehension in
I European canliala. . >i v.' t w ,• ,j-i '. •"/
Powers Say If Awkward Developments
Arise They Will Prevent Any
Mischievous Effects—Greek
' Flag Barred
[By Associated Press.]
LONDON, Aug. B.—The acute stage
reached in the dispute between
Turkey and Greece over Crete ls
causing anxiety in the European cap
itals, such as always accompanies any
diplomatic difficulty In that quarter.
However, as M. Iswolsky, the Russian
foreign minister, said at Cowes last
Tuesday, if there were any awkward
developments ln the situation Europe
would see that no mischievous effects
From the latest dispatches It appears
Turkey has not presented anything in
the form of an ultimatum to Greece,
but has confined herself to verbal pro
tests, while the four protecting pow
ers are making representations both to
Constantinople and Athens to secure
an amicable settlement of the dispute.
The four powers Insist under no cir
cumstances shall the Greek flag- be
hoisted over any public building In
Crete, and the foreign consuls at Canea
have been instructed to impress this
on the Cretan authorities.
steps the porte has taken at Athens
concerning Crete have been confined
exclusively to verbal representations.
No written note has been presented
and the representations have been
couched in the friendliest language
consistent with firmness.
Greece had already Informed the porte
the Greek officers ln Crete have been
struck off the Greek army list since
1906 and the whole question was In the
hands of the four protecting powers.
Greece said also she expected tomor
row to make a formal reply reiterating
assurances of Greek neutrality.
Prom the Turkish standpoint such a
reply will be unsatisfactory, but much
Is hoped for from the energy the pro
tecting powers are displaying to pre
vent the crisis becoming dangerous.
1 The ambassadors"of the four powers,
Great Britain, Russia, France and Italy,
conferred today and will meet again to
morrow to agree upon a common action:
which will be taken without delay.
The agitation against Greece is grow
ing In the Turkish provinces. In some
towns it has taken the form of a boy
cott of Greek goods. A volunteer force
of 5000 men has been formed at Mon
astlr ready to march against Greece.
Warship Sent to Salonika
ATHENS, Greece, Aug. B.— Is stated
the Greek reply to Turkey will be de
livered Tuesday. The representatives
of the powers are holding frequent con
ferences with the premier and foreign
minister. An Austrian squadron and
an Italian warship have arrived at
Volo. It la supposed they are on the
way to Salonlkl.
White Slave Trade Bitterly Attacked
by Churchman Before Catholic
Societies Federation
PITTSBURG, Aug. B.—Deprecating
the white slave traffic and urging the
people to unite ln an effort to suppress
it, Bishop J. F. Regis Canevln of the
Pittsburg diocese aroused a large audi
ence to enthusiasm tonight at a meet
ing of the delegates of the convention
of the American Federation of Catholic
The delegates and visitors are mani
festing great Interest In Chief Red
willow and Chief Whitehorse, two full
blooded Sioux Indians from Dakota,
delegates from the Pine Ridge of
Jesuit missionaries. Chief Redwlllow
Is the Indian whose picture ls engraved
on the $5 silver certificates now in cir
Seven Men Are Rescued with Diffi
culty from Boat Which Turned
TOLEDO, 0., Aug. B.—Harry Dill,
Frank Lehaney and Mrs. Mabel Hud
son were drowned and seven men were
rescued with great difficulty when a
launch was capsized in Maumee bay
500 feet off the Casino, a summer the
ater, today.
"When over the deep channel of the
bay the launch turned turtle from the
weight of the party, which had col
lected on one side. The woman was
In the cabin and was unable to get
out, although evidences of her desper
ate struggle to escape were found.
COUNCII,, Idaho, Aug. B.—Two chil
dren of Thomas Haughty were cremated
last night in a Are which consumed the
Daughter home. The babies bad been put
to bed on the second floor and although
the mother was on the ground floor when
the fire broke out, she was unable to
rescue them.
Mr. Haughty was at the general store
' when tbe Are started, and when he
reached home the house was enveloped
in flame*. He was seriously burned ln
his frantic efforts to rescue the children.
Head of Nation Decides He Will Not
Appoint Any Judges of Customs
Court Provided for in the
Tariff Bill
(By Associated Press.)
BEVERLY. Mass., Aug. B.—Beverly
was almost as hot as Washington
today, but President Taft passed
Sunday lazily and did not seem to
mind the more than 90 degrees in the
shade which was Indicated by the ther
mometer. He attended morning ser
vices at the Unitarian church and de
voted several hours ln the afternoon
to reading.
Mr. Taft has several matters of of
ficial business which will come before
him during the coming week. He will
dispose of the matter of census super
vision throughout the entire United
States. Secretary Nagel and Director
of the Census Durand are coming to
Beverly with a long list of names and
by the time they leave the president
hopes to announce his position.
The president is giving serious con
sideration to the strained situation be
tween Japan and China over the Muk
den-..ntung railroad. The matter was
brought to his attention by Secretary
of State Knox before he left Washing
In the event of a complaint of vio
lation being lodged against either
party to the treaty It is believed the
matter will become a question for con
sideration by all the powers. The
United States will have a hand In
whatever Is done.
The president has decided definitely
he will not make any appointments to
the bench of the customs court, pro
vided for In the new tariff bill.
Fails to Make Appropriation
While It authorized the court, con
gress failed to make an appropriation
for Judges or any other officials. He
has no desire to antagonize congress,
and he believes that in both the senate
and the house the members should
have the right to express by a vote
their preferences in the matter of
Mr. Taft. has turned over to Secre
tary MacVeagh, secretary of the treas
ury, the task of selecting five experts
to form a tarn* commission under the;
new law.
These experts will assist the presi
dent in the administration of the max
imum and minimum provision.
President Taft said today he did not
expect to do any active work on his
message to congress until November.
Several cabinet members are working
on details of the various provisions.
Attorney General Wickersham has In
hand the proposition of reforming the
laws as to Interstate commerce and
violations of the antitrust law.
President Taft Is looking forward to
a period of great prosperity in the
Philippines as a result of the enact
ment of the Philippine tariff law. The
president believes the free entry of
cigars and sugar will help the islands
greatly. There is a healthy tobacco
trust In the Philippines, formed by
Spaniards and operated by French
capital. The opening of the American
market to Philippine cigars, the pres
ident believes, wil make tobacco more
valuable In the Islands and will enable
the peasant planters to get a fair price
for their products.
Society Parades Streets of Bay City
in Honor of Battle Fought
1800 Years Ago
. , ...
the auspices of the grand lodge of the
Order of Hermann Sons, fully 20,000
Germans paraded the streets of San
Francisco today In honor of the 1900 th
anniversary of the great battle ln
which the Teutons under Hermann de
feated the Romans. Delegates from the
Germanic organizations all over the
state were present, both men and
women, and the parade was distin
guished by many floats representing
scenes from Germany's history and the
love of German-Americans for their
adopted country.
Following the parade the delegates
crossed the bay to Bhellmound park.
Oakland, where their number was
swelled to 50,000 by additions from the
other bay counties. A grand volkfest
with patriotic exercises, athletic com
petition and marksmanship contests oc
cupied the rest of the day.
Insular Authorities Will Attach Cer.
tificate to Cigars, Etc., Showing
Quality of Material
WASHINGTON, Aug. B.— Purchasers
of Philippine tobacco hereafter will
have a government guarantee as to Its
quality and cleanliness as a result of
an arrangement made by the bureau of
insular affairs with the Philippine gov
ernment, designed to Insure the strict
enforcement of the new tariff bill pro
viding for the admission in the United
States, free of duty, of a limited quan
tity of cigars and tobacco produced In
the islands. .
It was announced all tobacco fac
tories in the archipelago be closely ob
served by the lslanou officials in re
gard to the revenue bureau and health
department so as to make certain the
tobacco is native grown.
Every package of Philippine tobacco
or cigars imported in the United States
will be labeled and the Philippine gov
ernment will attach to each package a
certificate Indicating the quality of the
material used and the class of work
manship. . i
King Gustaf of Sweden, Who
Faces War with Labor Forces
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Passenger's Plight Moves Railway Car
Man to Assist and in Effort
He Is Thrown Under
Courteous and obliging through all !
his long experience as a conductor on
the Los Angeles-Pacific railway, Ly
man A. Brlnkley, 34 years old, went
down to his death last night while
hastening to recover for a passenger
the hat that had blown off. Brinkley
was so anxious to be polite and at the
same time to avoid delaying his car
that he failed to notice a flyer ap
proaching on the opposite tracks and
was hurled under his own oar, which
ground him under its slow-moving
Brlnkley received a fracture of the
skull arid a crushing injury of the left
hip and died shortly after being taken
to the receiving hospital at 7:15 o'clock
in this city.
Brinkley was in charge of a car out
bound to Santa Monica and near Palms
station the hat of a passenger on the
front end of the ear blew off. Check
ing the car Brlnkley jumped off and
started back to get the hat. Apparent
ly he did not notice an inbound three
car flyer coming at a high rate of
While between the tracks the con
ductor was struck by the fender of the
Inbound train just as he was leaving
the rails and hurled directly beneath
his own car. The rear trucks caught
him, crushing his hip and otherwise
injuring him.
The Los Angeles bound train was at
onoe stopped and the broken man was
placed on board and rushed to the re
ceiving hospital in this city, but his
Injuries were such tftat nothing could
be done for him.
Brlnkley was married and lived at
Sherman. He had been employed by
the road for a number of years and
was most popular with the patrons of
the line. The body was taken to
Bresee brothers' morgue, where an in
quest will be held by the coroner.
Missouri. Pacific Cars Are Ditched
Near Pueblo, Colo., but No One
Is Hurt Seriously
PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. B.—The chair
car and smoker of Missouri Pacific
passenger train No. 2, which left at
12:01 p. m. for St. Louis, went into the
ditch at'Avondale, twelve miles west
of here, at 12:30 o'clock today. Five
persons were injured, but not seriously
All will recover.
The injured:
Ollie O. Moore, Pueblo.
Lloyd Brown, Ordway, Colo.
F. E. Rathbun, Piedmont. W. Va,
Mrs. Vergie Martin, Los Angeles.
Mrs. L. E. Caperton, St. Louis, Mo.
The cause of the wreck was spread
ing rails. While the Pullmans left the
track they did not overturn.
"The gun that was not loaded" was
discharged last night again and a- a re
sult 10-year-old John Ferguson of Sierra
Madre will go through life with but one
eye. The lad was playing with his I
year-old brother at the home of their
parents, and In their frolic they picked
up a repeating rifle.
Having been told that It was not load
ed the children examined the weapon
carefully and experimented with It. It
was suddenly discharged, a .22 bullet
entering John's cheek below the right
Dr. E. S. sherk was called and re
ported after an examination that the
eye cannot be saved.
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Recluse Who Lived in Rear of 916
South Hope Street Becomes Vio
lent and Secret Is Dis
Brooding over the loss of his wife,
who died two years ago. led E. H. Bur
rows, 55 years old, a lunch wagon
vendor, living in the rear of a house
at 916 South Hope street, to attempt
to substitute and commemorate the
one in whom his life was centered by
the construction of an effigy and, while
worshiping the image, he became vio
lently insane yesterday efternoon.
For weeks persons In tho neighbor
hood of the little shanty in which the
lunch wagon man lived heard him talk
ing in a peculiar way at late hours
and wondered if he was in the habit
of talking to himself or was learning
some bit ot recitation. No one ever
entered the small dwelling place and
no friends ever came to sea Burrows,
so his secret was undiscovered until
it was too late to bring him into the
atmosphere of the living world and
save him from insanity.
Became a Recluse
People who knew him say that Bur
rows never was the possessor of a
strong mind and at the time when ho
lost his wife: he began to act in a mor
bid and peculiar manner. After taking
up his solitary abode in the little
shanty ho remained a recluse from the
The reason for Ilia seclusion always
remained a mystery until yesterday,
when, after several weeks of moodi
ness, Burrows appeared in the yard
back of the house of Mrs. Laura St.
John, 916 South Hope street, and be
gan to yell and flourish a syringe from
which he squirted muriatic acid. The
frenzied lunch vendor threatened to
put soma of the deadly acid on the- per
sons of all whom ho encountered and
he pursued a dog in the yard in em
effort to burn it with the- fiery liquid.
While making his demonstration with
the acid Burrows called out warnings
and told how deadly would be the ef
fects of the liquid if it got on the skin.
The police were summoned and Officers
Gardner and Harlan answered the. call
and took charge of the maniac.
Effigy Under Bed
. Under the bed in the small room in
which Burrows lived there was a
mummy-like figure of a woman, and it
was dressed to fully resemble a living
form. The effigy of the woman
clasped a baby figure, which probably
represented the child which Burrows
had hoped to have to gladden his old
age. A large coffin-shaped box made
to cover the figures at night was kept
under the. bed and covered over with
a quilt to keep it from tho sight of
possible prying eyes.
At night the lonely man took these
from their covering and fondled and
talked to them. This talking was what
the neighbors had heard and was the
cause of their wonder at the old man's
The room of the shanty was peculiar
In its decorations. Bright-colored lan
terns and queer color effects were in
evidence. A big organ was In one cor
ner of tho room, and on this the insane
man often played weird and plaintive
melodies at a late hour of night or
early in the morning.
Mind Is Shattered
What strange mysteries (end rites
went on in the little dwelling of the
sorrow-crazed man never will be
known, for his mind is now hopelessly
dazed and beyond recovery.
At the receiving hospital Burrows
was pronounced hopeless and wonder
was expressed that he had not sooner
shown more violent symptoms.
The only clew as to how he came into
possession of the imago of a woman
which was found in his room was given
by Burrows himself, who stated that
it was purchased from "Bell's Indian
"I paid $40 for her because she looked
like my wife," said the maniac.
Printers Announce Intention to Quit
Work, and Strikers Threaten to
Attack Draymen Who Are
Not Union Men
[By Associated Press.}
STOCKHOLM, Aug. B.—The tie-up of
the business of the country as a
result of the strike is so serious
that King Gustaf intervened in an en
deavor to secure a compromise..
The king today sent a message to the
I parties to the conflict exhorting them
to agree at the earliest possible mo
ment and advising arbitration.
It was after King Gustaf's message
had been read and approved at a cab
inet meeting that he summoned to the
palace the two leaders of the warring
factions—Director Yon Bydow of the
employers and Senator Llndqulst, pres
ident of the Federation of Tradoi.
Unions, for a conference.
The result of this conference has not
geen given, but apparently the king's
efforts for a peaceful solution of the
trouble went for naught, for tonight It
was announced the printers would
strike tomorrow and the National Labor
union lias issued a proclamation that
beginning tomorrow morning every
dray whose driver is not wearing a.
union badge will be stopped by strikers.
Will Make No Exceptions
No exception, it was stated, will be
made for owners driving their own
The union further threatens to frus
trate the attempt of the Stockholm
street car company to start its cars on
the Important lines.
More than 1000 telephone and tele
graph employes will strike Wednesday.
The Employers' association Is paying
out $40,000 daily to support its weaker
The cash in the association's treasury
is sufficient to keep up this support for
three weeks, and when the funds in the
treasury are exhausted the association
has a reserve fund of $4,500,000 which
may be used. The strikers daily are re
ceiving large contributions from Den
A prominent journalist, Gustafson,
has been summoned to court by the
public prosecutor, charged with a crime
agaiPßt the penal code, that of exhort
ing the employes of the state railway
to strike.
Pastor, Recently Returned, Prevented
from Delivering Sermon by Angry
Communicants Police Ap
pear and Check Riot—
CHICAGO, Aug. B.—A serious riot
was prevented at the morning service
of St. Joseph's Catholic church today
by a squad of police present in antici
pation of trouble.
As soon as Father Pyplatz began his
sermon a portion of the congregation
started to sing the Polish national an
them, completely drowning the words of
the priest. A demonstration by the
police caused the song to stop, but the
service was ended to prevent further
When father Pyplats returned re
cently after a year's leave of absence lie
found a strong sentiment against him
in his congregation, The opposing fac
tion charged that he had collected $2000
for repairs for the church and kept tho
money. Father Pyplat/. says he can
produce receipts for that amount.
When he attempted to preach July IS
he. was hooted down and the congrega
tion was dismissed to avoid a riot.
Chicago Street Car Employers and
Their Employes Probably Will
Reach Agreement Today
CHICAGO, Aug. B.—According tc tho
outlook tonight there will be no Strike
of tho street car employes of Chicago,
and an amicable settlement is likely
to be reached by tomorrow night. It
Is said an offer of a wage increase
based on employes' length of time In
tlie' service will be made by President
Mitten of the Chicago City Railway
John M. Roach, president of the
Chicago Railways company, .has had
his auditors at work figuring out a,
method of advancing wages and it la
said his first offer to a commit! of
his employes tomorrow will be on the
same general basis as that produced,
by Mr. Mitten. The controversy
probably will be adjusted without re
sort to outside arbitration.
The employes say they are decidedly
opposed to arbitration and rather than
submit to it will accept any reasonable
compromise coming from the com*
panics direct. __^,
U. S. Surgeons Placed at Important
Shipping Points of World to Keep
Infected Rats from Ships
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8— A plague-
Infected rat of the kind which infests
the wharves of seaports may make his
nest iii cargoes consigned to the United
States and, if be escapes detection, may
cause an outbreak of the plague or
rome other disease in an American
To guard against such contingency
the United States public health and
marine hospital service lias placed Its
surgeons at all important shipping
points throughout the world to enforce
rules which will safeguard vessels
bound for American ports •

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