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TAFT ARRIVES AT BIG RANCH TO TAKE REST PRESIDENT WILL PLAY GOLF EVERY DAY INTENDS TO DO A3 HE WISHES DURING LAYOFF Chief Executive Plans Unhampered Sojourn on Brother's Farm In Texas —Will Hunt Ducks, Too [By Associated Press.] /">f RIGOR V, Tex., Oct. 18.—President UTaft arrived here tonight to jiuss four days on the ranch of Charles P. Taft, his brother. Reports as to the size of the ranch vary from 100.000 to 200,000 acres. In cither event, it approaches the propor tions of a principality, and during the time here the president will bo se cluded from the givers of banquets and the onerous duties of constant speech maklng. The president said he now intended, for once, in the trip, to do as he pleased. This means that he will play golf evpry morningl, that he will ride in the afternoon and that he may go duck ■hooting. The stay at the ranch will be tha first real rest for the president, for even the Yosemite valley, far from the beaten paths, had its ironclad sched ule of stage rldi'i and early hours of rising. Visit at San Antonio President Taft spent a busy seven hours in Ban Antonio today before leaving for his brother's ranch. Charles F. T:ift has had a golf course constructed on the ranch, and between this favorite sport and horse back riding, the, president expects to have a good time. It will be even more of r rest than the president had In the Yosemite, and he expectn It to put him in splendid condition for the remaining three weeks Of his notable trip. As a matter of fact, however, Mr. Taft never felt bettor than he did to day. Railroad travel by day or night never tires him In the least, and at each city he visits he places himself entirely "in the hands of loral commit tees and is ready to carry out any program suggested, no matter how strenuous. This willingness on the part of the president has led many of the com- i mitteeß to extend their programs far beyond the original outline, and they j keep the president pretty busy from the moment his train arrives until its departure. After his hardest days, however, Mr. Taft In ready to sit up late on the train talking with his guests on the trip. None of the latter attempts to keep pace with the president in all that he does or Is called on to do. Gats Up Early The president was up early this morning to execute the program ar ranged for In San Antonio, the first really southern city to entertain him on his present trip. Mr. Tatt has been to Ran Antonio before as secretary of war, and his action in that capacity In building Fort Sam Houston up to the present splendid military strength has won him great favor from the city of the Alamo. Wherever he went today the presi dent was greeted by cheering throng.-. His declaration of the fact that he was not on a political mission, and his visit solely that of the president of the United States helped add to the enthusiasm of his reception. Before six o'clock this morning auto mobiles were waiting at the St. An thony to convey the president to Fort Sam Houston, where, with a simple ceremony, he laid the corner stone of the nearly completed post chapel build ing. This chapel, one of the hand- Hunt buildings to be found in the jurisdiction of the war department, was presented to the post by the citi zens of San Antonio and was formally accepted and dedicated by President Taft shortly after his arrival from El Paso last night. On his way to Fort Sam Houston thli morning the president was driven through lanes of school children, 14,000 in number, who sang "America" aa he passed. Arriving at the fort, he greeted all tin- truops stationed there before pro ceeding to the chape], where the sim ple service of placing tlv corner stone niche provided for it was per formed. Following the chapel ceremony the president held a reception from a grand stand erected on Alamo plaza. At noon the president's visit ended with an informal luncheon given by the citizens. At the Alamo today President Taft was introduced by Mayor Callahan. "The remarks of your chief magis trate accord with my own feeling In emphasizing the historical feature of the spot upon whii-h we stand," said the president. "This is, indeed, dim of the cradles of American liberty. Here the people of Texas fought out their individual liberty and linked it with that of other peoples of the United States. "Within a gtone's throw of that building in which we offered up those sacred lives at the Alamo, one cannot but lay tribute at the fret of the state of Texas, as entitled to something a little more than one of the thirteen states; thnt she worked out her des tiny without outside aid. "Two days ago it was my good for tune to take part, as the representative of the people of the United States, in a ceremony tending to show the peace and good will and the bond of friend ship that now exists between the Tlnited States and the great republic of Mexico. H«ppy Veterans "Happy tho.=e who, after quarrels and buttles and bloody wars, can live to see th" participant! taking part in a ceremony of union and peace and sincere pood will, and that sentiment is developed r.s I look behind me and ftnd on one side, the soldiers of tho Grand Army of the Republic and on tin other the Confederate veterans, gathered here to pay their respects to the chief magistrate of the nation un der the starry flag they all love so well. "It is a distinction between the Si-eat throngs that I have, had the lionor to address heretofore and this one that there la so much historical reminiscence suggested by your pres ence and the surroundings that I can hardly dwell on the material prosperity that Is evident on every side. "It takes, In order to appreciate what you have done, in order to show you have overcome the natural ob stacles to success, such a trip as I took yesterday from El Paso to this city, and men who can make wealth and make products of the soil out of that country are entitled to. the con gratulations of the whole nation." , Indian Pageant and Tableaux Vivant Given by Arroyo Guild of Craftsmen >> ... .". ■ . , . . . ■ 'i LEFT TO RIGHT—FRED ZIMMERMAN, MISSES ALMA MAY COOK, VESTA SMITH, FLORENCE M. WINTER AND CHESTER WINTER THE Indian pageant and tableaux | vlvant to extend over three ] nights was opened with flying j colors with a reception yesterday aft ernoon under the auspices of the Ar royo Guild of Craftsmen and the Alumni association of the College of Fine Arts at Garvanza. The opening scene last night was the ancient sun worship ceremony of the inhabitants of the western coast and the sprinkling of the sacred meal to the rising sun god. Miss Myrtle Godfrey sang the chant and was joined in the chorus by the Indians in real Indian costume. Dr. George Whartgn James repre- I sented the big chief and told the le j gends at the camp firo. This scene SAYS HEALTH IS AS VITAL AS MORALS PROF. FLYNN HAS WORD TO SAY TO MINISTERS Concerted Movement Taken by Church Leaders to Make Strong Bodies as Frequent as Hearty Souls Ministers qf Los Angeles are going in for physical culture strong, and, un der the direction of Prof. W. Earl Flynn, are learning how to get their bodies into better shape. Tha move ment is a concentrated effort on the part of ministers of all denominations to make their congregations healthier. Daily meetings are being • held in Blanchurd hall. Monday and Tuesday nights of each week lectures, free to the public, are given by Professor Flynn, who tells his auditors how to walk, sit, breathe, exercise and eat so as to get the most out of life. The wives of the ministers are nflt being neglected, Tor they are being in structed by Miss Voaburg, co-worker with Professor Flynn, Miss Vosburg is a trained nurse and is conceded to be one of the leaders in physical cul ture for women. In his address last night Professor Flynn said many pithy things, among them being such statements as: "If a man takes a lunch between meals, lock him up—he's dangerous. "The church should stand for good health as well as good, clean lives. "Most suicides, murders and other crimes are the result of improper food taken during childhood and continued later. "A man *vho has a stomach full of undigested food may commit most any crime. "Mind, exercise and diet must be combined to make the healthy man. One alone is useless. "Take proper (are of yourself and. everybody will know you are young without telling them so." A special lecture to ministers will be given this afternoon in Symphony hall. Officials on Tour of Inspection NEW YORK, Oct. 18.—Clarence Mackay, president of the Postal Tele graph-Cable company, left for Chicago this evening on a tour of inspection. He was accompanied by Vice President Adams and other officials of the com pany. The territory to be eoi will include the Pacific coast, and it is expected that 10.000 miles of lines will be Inspected before the party returns to New York. Bank Fails to Reopen NASHVII.r.Ii, Term., Oct. 18.-The City Savings bank, which closed Its doors Saturday, tailed tO reopen today. The bank's indebtedness was given as more than $300,000 and It was declared to bo wholly insolvent In a petition granted today enjoining W. H. Green from acting as assignee. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MOIiNTNO. <>( TOI'.KU 10. 1!>0!>. GROUP IN FANTASTIC HOPI COSTUME was followed by an Indian lover's song. An arts and crafts exhibit was held in the guild hall of the college build ing, to continue over the festivities of the three days. The Hopl snake dance will be the feature of tbe affair tonight. The mission period of the history of California tomorrow night will be given by the members of the alumni, and will close with a Spanish fiesta. In the afternoon at the reception at the college a largo collection of Indian baskets and curios were on exhibition In the guild room of the new building an excellent display of arts and crafts, work of the members of the guild, was on view. In this room were also shown hooks from the private library of Dr. James, which were notable for beauti- OFFICIAL OF TREASURY FAVORS CENTRAL BANK Charles H. Treat Advocates More Co ordination Among Financial Insti tutions of United States BOSTON, Oct. 18.—Making probably his last public appearance before his retirement from the office of treasurer of the United States November 1, Charles H. Treat of Washington to night addressed the Bank Officials as sociation on "A National Clearance House and Bank and the Currency Problem." He said among other things: "The lessons of the recent panic have emphasized the importance, of having more co-ordination among the banks. This desire has taken shape more particularly in the advocacy of a great central, or clearing house bank that would provide resources wherein the banks could have adequate facili ties for rediscounting their loans and thereby be afforded such banking ac commodations as business requires. "While I am an advocate of a cen tral bank or national clearance house bank, I am convinced the people would not accept any currency which did not have the government guarantee be hind it. "The extraordinary suggestion has I been put out that In order to prevent further deprecation of the 2 per cent bonds, experimental legislation author izing the establishment of postal sav ings banks should be enacted, so that the money savings of the people might absorb the output of some 730,000,000 of 2 per cent bonds and thereby safe guard the government credit. "Matters would seem to have reached a deplorable condition If the govern ment credit has to take such form." TO CELEBRATE SURRENDER OF GENERAL CORNWALLIS Descendants of Signers of Declaration of Independence Will Observe Anniversary of Victory NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 18.— With a Bayly decorated grandstand in Iront of the courthouse and arches along the street the historic little vil lage of Yorktown is ready for the cele bration of the 120 th anniversary of tho surrender of Lord Cornwallis. The celebration will be held tomor row by the descendant! of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, assisted by four companies of coast artillery from Fort Monroe, a torpedo flotilla and a large body of Interested citizens from this section and else where. Today was "Thomas Nelson day" at Yorktown and was marked by a re union of the descendants of Governor Nelson, ;i signer of the Declaration of Independence and the war governor of Virginia who commanded the state troops when Cornwallis was cornered at Yorktown. ful and artistic bindings. During the afternoon a short program was given in the art gallery, William Lees Judaon, the dean, presiding. Prof. W. H. Housh, principal of the Los An geles high school, made an address In which he spoke of modern education along art lines, and said that the Sierra mountains shonld prove to Southern California what the classic mounts were to Greece. Dr. George Wharton James made an extended address in which he spoke of the aims of the Arroyo guild, and the trend of modern art. Dr. Jame3 par ticularly emphasized the great possi bilities of art in Southern California. Prof. Judson then presented the gold modal to Miss Martha Schmere, who gained the highest record during the past scholastic year. Y.M.C.A. SECRETARY GETS IDEAS ABROAD LUTHER BACK FROM EUROPE, READY FOR RENEWED WORK Twenty.seven Countries Represented at the Great Congress Held at Barmen-Eberfeld, Germany Crammed full of new Ideas which he will use in bettering Y. M. C. A. work in Los Angeles, D. B. Luther, secre tary of the local association, is back after five months abroad, during which he attended the International confer ence of Young Men's Christian asso ciations at Barmen-Eberfeld, Ger many. Mr. Luther says he in re freshed in mind and body and is ready to take up his strenuous work with ] renewed vigor and push every cam paign for the -betterment of the Y. M. C. A. as it was never pushed before. In company with his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Letts, the Misses Gladys and Edna Letts and Arthur Letts, jr., Mr. Luther left Los Angeles May 24. Secretary Luther, Mr. Letts, B. B. Wilcox, State Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. T. H. Oxnam and Julius A. Brown were selected as California's representatives at the International conference. Owing to business engage ments Mr. Brown was unable to at tend the conference. Mr. Oxnam was called home suddenly, but the three other delegates were able to attend all the sessions of the conference. At the great meeting there were 1000 delegates present, representing twn ty-seven different countries. The mul tiplicity of ideas presented and the di versity of needs shown to exist were alone a liberal education in them selves, says Mr. Luther. On the trip the British isles and the greater portion of continental Europe were visited for brief spaces. The month of August Mr. and Mrs. Luther and the Letts family passed at Carls bad. This watering place has a large Los Angeles colony, said Mr. Luther last night, and It seemed much like getting back home to visit with all the Los Angeles people there. Mr. Luther secured a host of pic tures during his trip, and probably will give an illustrated lecture with the material gathered. A full report of the trip will be made at the next meeting of the board of directors of the Y. M. C. A., when some of the now Ideas will be broached and cam paigns of improvement mapped out. Prominent Physician Die* SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18.—Dr. S. S. Kahn, a prominent physician of San Franeis i ", died here this afternoon of oedema of the lungs following an attack of ar.glna pectorlH, from which lie has suf fered at various times since the great fire In San Francisco. He leaves a widow and three children. Mrs. Kahn's mother Is the Bister of M. H. de Young. JAPANESE BANK ORDERED CLOSED RUN ON LOS ANGELES BRANCH PRECIPITATES ACTION INSTITUTIONS UNDER SURVEIL LANCE TWO MONTHS State Superintendent Says Affairs of Organizations in Muddled Condi. tion Because of Loans on Valueless Securities [By Associated rrr**.l SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.- The Jnp anese-Amerioan bank of this city was closed today by state superintendent of banking, Alden Anderson, after an ex amination conducted by the state bank commissioners ever since August 26. it \\:\s hoped by the commissioners the bunk's affairs would be adjusted wiiin>ut drastic action, but a crisis wai brought on by a run on the Los An i branch, which was caused by the rumor the Sacramento Japanese bank, closed recently by the commission, w:is connected with the Japanese-American bank. On receipt of news of a run on the Los Angeles branch, Superintendent Anderson ordered the immediate clos ing ol both the San Francisco bank and its Los Angeles branch. The bank also has a branch in Ogden, and a telefrapi was sent to the gover nor of Utah by the California bank commissioners suggesting the branch there i>o closed. State Superintendent of Banks An derson says the affairs of tha bank aro In a muddled condition, and so many of the loans wire made on valueless securities that It Is hardly likely that the depositors will obtain more than 15 cents on the dollar. Temporarily In Charge J. W. Harper has been placed tem porarily In charge of the bank, which was capitalized nt $200,000. The assets of the main branch are as follows: $371,000 loans; $1496 over drafts; $6000 value bank premises; $38000 due from other brinks; $9600 cash on hand; $SSOO surplus. Its liabilities are $135,000 due to banks; $115,500 deposits; $104,500 billa payable. The Los Angeles assets are: Loans, $226,000; $1000 overdrafts; stocks and bonds, $4000; bank premises, $12,000, real estate. $1800; due from other banks, $16,000; cash on hand, $14,000. Its liabilities are: Deposits, $235,000; bills payable, $13,800. This report is the last of the tri weekly reports which the bank com missioners have been receiving from the bank ever since they began to watch it in August, but It Is believed a large part of the cash on hand has been withdrawn by depositors since the run on the Los Angeles branch was begun. BANK'S ASSETS AMOUNT TO 15 PER CENT OF LIABILITIES SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.—The Jap anese-American bank, one of the larg est Japanese banks In the west, with branches in Los Angeles and Ogden, was closed today by State Bank Super intendent Alden Anderson. The bank's assets amount to only about 15 per cent of its liabilities. Most of the depositors are Japanese and in Los Angeles they made such a run on the bank that it was almost depleted of its cash before Us doors were closed. Ogden Bank Not Closed OODEN, Utah, Oct. 18.—Though the Japanese-American bank of Ogden Is a branch of the California Institutions, the local bank is still open and doing business and the officers in charge say they have no orders to»close and will take no action until further advices are received. ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF SELLING MORPHINE AGED PHYSICIAN IS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY Alleged That Dr. G. W. Finch Sold Dope Without Formality of Writing Prescriptions— Exorbitant Prices Charged Charged with selling morphine, Dr. G. W. Finch, an aged physician with offices at 266 Bast Fifth street, was arrested last night by Patrolman Brown and locked up at police headquarters, as he was unable to furnish bail in the sum of $160. The police have been looking for evi dence against the doctor for two months, and last night an officer and another person were sent to Dr. Finch and, it is alleged, they had no difficulty in buying morphine. His arrest fol lowed. The case of Dr. Finch had been in vestigated by officials of the state board of pharmacy working with Patrolman Brown, and It was found, they state, that the doctor was writing prescriptions for morphine and selling them to the "hopheads." He was warned at tho time that un less he ceased writing morphine pre scriptions he would be arrested. Accordingly he stopped the prescrip tion writing and Instead began a busi ness of selling the morphine, it is charged, without the formality of a. prescription. It is said that he charged exorbitant rates, but the morphine liends were willing to pay any price to satiate their cravings for the drug. PRESIDENT AND MRS. TAFT PLAN TOUR OF OLD MEXICO Chief Executive Bays After Term of Office Closes He Snail Visit Sister Republic EL PASO. Oct. 18.—Tentative plans for a tour of Mexico by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Taft on the close of the president's term of office were dis cussed Saturday night by President Taft and President Diaz. Mr. Taft said that at the close of his term of office he expected to tour Mexico with Mrs. Taft. ' President Diaz replied he would look forward with pleasure to meeting Mr. Taft again. Mrs. Diaz, he said, would be/Mrs. Taft's hostess and he would be delighted to receive Mr. and Mrs. Taft in Mexico City. EXPECTED TO BE ENVOY TO CHINA if\& -tf*ss^ 9sfrl fJHENRY P. FLETCHER IT is btlteved in Washington that Hanry P. Fletcher, charge d'af faires at the American legation In Peking, will be appointed minister. Mr. Fletcher is a native of Pennsylva nia and was appointed to the post of secretary of the legation under W. W. Itockhlll, then minister, on April 26, 1907. When It was decided to promote Mr. Rockhill to the post of ambassa dor to Russia Mr. Fletcher was made charge d'affaires, and since then has been on duty day and night in Peking. He has carried on the extremely try ing negotiations over the Hankow- Hzerhuen railroad loan and has given evidence of ability which has Im pressed both President Taft and Secre tary of State Knox. CHINESE POST MUCH SOUGHT FLETCHER EXPECTED TO BE NEW MINISTER Belief Is Expressed in Washington, However, That No Action Will Be Taken Until Taft's Return [By Associated Press.] WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.—Speculation Is rife here regarding the possible nominee for the position of United States minister to China, made vacant by the resignation recently of Charles R. Crane. While several prominent persons both In and out of the diplo matic service have been mentioned as possibilities for the Chinese post, noth ing more substantial than rumor has yet developed. If officials of the state department have any information bearing on the mission they are carefully refraining from divulging It. In the absence of Secretary Knox, who is passing a few days at his country home at Valley Forge, Pa., nothing definite upon the subject can be obtained here. While the importance of filling the vacancy at as early a day as practic able is recognized, it is understood there will be no extreme haste In the matter. May Defer Action The belief was expressed tonight that no selection will be made until after the return of President Taft to Wash ington. Meantime American interests are not suffering in China. They are being looked after by Henry P. Fletcher of Pennsylvania, now charge d'affairs at Peking. It is known that Secretary Knox en tertains a very high regard for Mr. Fletcher for the manner in which he has handled important matters. Among those mentioned in connection with the position in addition to Mr. Fletcher are Assistant Secretary of State Huntington Wilson; Charles Ma goon, former provisional governor of Cuba; Thomas C. Dawson, retiring min ister to Chile, who is now on his way here to assume the duties of chief of the bureau of Latin-American affairs; Stuyveaant Fish of New York and Guy Morrison Walker, an attorney of New York. RAILROAD LOSES LAWSUIT INVOLVING VAST AMOUNT Delaware & Hudson Is Denied Writ of Certiorarl In Legal Battle Over $1,107,000 WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.—The peti tion of the Delaware & Hudson Hall road company for a writ of certiorarl, bringing to the supreme court of the United States for review the case of the Albany & Susquehanna Railroad company vs. the Delaware & Hudson, was denied by the supreme court to- day. The case Involves a judgment for $1, --107,000 against the Delaware & Hudson company for rental of the Albany & Susquehanna road under a lease made In 1870, and was regarded as of great importance. The verdict was returned by the federal court for the southern New York district and was affirmed by the circuit court of appeals, second cir cuit The action of the supreme court had the effect of sustaining the verdict of the lower courts. BENEFIT OF ARMY DEPOSIT SYSTEM MUCH RECOGNIZED Enterprise la Said to Encourage a Spirit of Thrift Among En lilted Men WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.—The bene fit erf the army deposit system to en listed men, the report of Gen. Charles H. Whipple, paymaster general of the army, says, is universally recognized. Deposits during the fiscal year 1909 amounted to $1,861,198 from 60,385 men. The Byatem encourages a spirit of thrift and saving which, in the opin ion of General Whipple, elevates the standard of enlisted men. Army pay officers handled during the year $50,8.18,588, the only loss, amount ing to $9.141, QCOUITIng at an interior poat in Alaska, the evidence of respon sibility pointing to an enlisted man who was performing clprical duties and who deserted Just prior to the dis covery of the loss. COOK EXPECTS DANES TO AID OFFICERS OF VESSEL MAY PROVE CLAIMS WITNESSES WERE TWO WEEKS AMONG ESKIMOS Man Who Discovered North Pole Will Conclude Lecture Tour at Minne. apolis This Week and Pre. pare Documents [By Associatfiii Fr*H.] TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 18.—Dr. Fred erick A. Cook, who lectured here to night, said that officers of the. Danish government ship Godhaab, which has just arrived at Copenhagen after a northern voyage, may be able to give Information which would throw light upon the polar controversy. He re ferred especially to Caytain Scourby ami Engineer Struck. "'These nun passed two weeks among the Kskimos from among whom 1 so cured the men for my expedition," said Dr. Cook. "They can speak Es kimo perfectly and several scientific man were aboard the ship." Dr. Cook will conclude his lecture tour this week, closing at Minneapolis, and will return to New York to work upon his documents. "'I am pleased to hear of It," said Dr. Cook when informed of the plans of an expedition from Seattle for the ascension of Mount McKinley. "If the expedition follows my route and reaches the southwest peak It can not well avoid finding my records. That would have an important bearing upon the controversy, surely. I think I know Mr. Curtis, who is quoted con cerning the proposed expedition. "I believe, however, that the attempt is Intended to be made next summer. It is too late for this year. The sum mit of the mountain could not be reached other than In a dirigible bal loon. The Suchltna river would bo frozen up." HENSON LECTURES, BUT HAS NO "PICTURES, AS PROMISED NEW YORK, Oct. 18.—The first lec ture given by Matthew A. Henson, who accompanied Commander Robert E. Peary on his recent polar expedi tion, was marred by the fact that the commander at the last moment had ordered him not to use photographs which had been taken on the trip. Henson took 120 pictures himself, and on his arrival here gave them to the director of the American Museum of Natural History, who transformed them into lantern slides. At the last moment Mr. Peary instructed the mu seum director not to turn the slides over to Henson until he (Peary) had examined them. The director followed Peary's order. There were many Cook sympathizers in the audience and the negro lec turer was questioned closely on many points. Henson declared frequently throughout his lecture that Cook could not have reached the north pole, and it Is said that he will repeat these statements In the lectures which ha will give In other cities throughout the country. FIRST DOUBTED DR. COOK THEN CHANGED HIS MIND CHICAGO, Oct. IS.—A specla} cable from Copenhagen says: The Danish government's arcllo yacht Codthab returned here yester day from Greenland. Capt. Schoubye, the skipper, was the llrst white man to meet Dr. Frederick A. Cook return ing from his polar expedition. At first, Capt. Schoubye says, he waa skeptical about Dr. Cook's story, and then the doctor showed him his jour nals and observations. The captain knows a good deal about astronomy and everything appeared to him to be correct. Capt. Schoubye declares he has no doubt whatever that Dr. Cook reached the pole. He made inquiry among |}ie Eskimos and obtained at first hand a report from Dr. Cook's two Eskimos. They both told the same story about the doctor's polar journey. One day after making some observation, Dr. Cook told them with much joyousness, "We shall be there tomorrow." YOUNG WOMAN CHARGED WITH DESERTING CHILD Mrs. Mary Elden Says She Was Not Able to Support 7-Month. Old Baby Mrs. Mary Elden, 211% East Fifth street, was arrested last night by De telitlves Hawley and McKenzie, charged with child desertion on a com plaint sworn to by Mrs, A. D. Grove, matron at the Woman's Maternity hos pital, 1345 South Flower street. The arrest revealed a pathetic story. Mrs. Elden is 22 years old, and some time ago she alleges she was deserted by her husband. Seven months ago Mrs. Elden went to the Maternity hos pital, and gave birth to a child. The child was left at the hospital, and Mrs. Elden endeavored to get work in Los Angeles, but was not able to earn enough to pay for the support of the child or to take it from the hos- In her efforts to live, she decided not to go near the Infant, she believ ing it would be cared for and a homo found for it by the hospital matron. After waiting seven months and not hearing from Mrs. Elden, Mrs. Grove obtained a warrant and detectives lo cated the former last night at 211V a East Fifth street, where she had been living with friends. Mrs. Elden was locked up at po lice headquarters and will be ar raigned In police court this morning. ROCKEFELLER, JR., ELECTED DIRECTOR OF C. F. & I. CO. DENVER, Oct. 18.—John D. Rocke feller, jr., today was elected a director of the Colorado Fuel and Iron compa ny to succeed the late E. H. Harrlman. Judge D. C. Beaman, for many years general counsel and secretary of the company, announced that he would re tire January 1. Joseph Chilberg of Denver wan elect ed to succeed Judge Beaman on the board, and Richard H. Hart, a member of the legal department, will succeed Judge Beaman as secretary. Rockefeller intej'osts now have flvo representatives on the board. Officers of ten auxiliary companies also were elected today.