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mi.mii IN LIxJXjUj. O\j VJJOINX& I-ER MONTH PEOPLE PAY FOR COSTLY ROAD TO ELDRIDGE'S LAND Supervisor Revealed as Owner in Tract Most Benefited by 'Highway to Nowhere' LIGHT ON $30,000 MYSTERY Records Show Superfluous Route for Public Travel Was Val uable to Official The reason for the building of "the road to nowhere," which cost the tax p&yera of Los Angeles county about $30,000 and which was constructed by tho board of supervisors through tho efforts of "Tuss" Eldridge of the no torious "solid three," leaked out yos terday when Investigation disclosed the Identity of tho stockholders of the Bungalow Land Improvement com- pany. v The records of the county clerk's office show that the directors of this company are S. T. (Tuss) Eldridge, Charles S. Mann and Foster M. Price; that the capital stock of the company is $15,000, of which $7500 has been sub scribed and Is owned a« follows: Kld ridge, $3749; Mann, $3749; Price, $2. In other words, Price holds barely enough of the stock to permit him. to serve us a member of the board of directors, and the Bungalow Land Improvement company may be said to be owned by Kldridge and Mann. "The raid to nowhere" Is one of the superfluous adjuncts of the county. It wai built apparently without regard to public travel and is of no use to any body but the Bungalow Land company, which sells lots in the neighborhood ot Laurel canyon, west of Hollywood, whitlier the road was built with the money of the taxpayers, through tho crafty efforts of Supervisor "Tuss" Kldridge who, as head of tho Bungalow Lund company, has used this expensive piece of highway to take prospective purchaser* to and from "bungalow land." henkfits außUsawa land "Plainly speaking," said a member of the advisory committee of the Good Roads association yesterday, "it looks as though Eldridge had built a road with public money to lead to his real estate tract in Laurel canyon. I un derstand this roud cost the taxpayers about $30,000 and is usod only by Kldridge and the persons to whom he sells property In 'bungalow land.' Certainly no one 6iee would ever think of using tho road, for it goes nowhere, and although frequently referred to aw our of the finest pieces of highway constructed by the supervisors it is absolutely useless to everybody but Kldridge and the Bungalow Land com pany. "The building of 'the ronrl to no where," us It has become commonly known, caused considerable protest and gossip, but* Kldridge defied his critics, and with his usual arbitrary demeanor ordered tho highway built, and Ignored tho public. A good deal of mystery attched to tho building of the road, as no one could understand it. and various conjectures were of fered as to the object of tho super visors in expending so much money on an untraveled and unsought highway, when there are so tnany public roads in tho county badly In need of repairs and improvements. "It has been regarded as one of the whims of 'the solid three,' however, and after the first agitation the 'road to nowhere' was dropped from the pub lic mind, and Eldridge went happily about his business, selling lots in 'bun galow land,' on the private highway built with public money. The news that Eldridge is half owner of the bungalow company will now solve the mystery." Kldridge Is a candidate for re-elec tion to the board of supervisors, run ning on the machine ticket for the Re publican nomination in the Third su pervisorial district. His opponets are J. L. Mansfield on the Democratic ticket and Sidney Butler on the Lin coln-Roosevelt league Republican ticket. GLAD TO SEE DICKINSON, WIRES EMPEROR TO TAFT Japanese Ruler Thanks President for Recent Courtesy WASHINGTON, July 20.—Mutsuhito, emperor of Japan, has telegraphed to President Taft that it was a great pleasure to him to have had the op portunity of seeing Jacob M. Dkkifi son, the American secretary of war, on his recent visit to Tokio, when the sec retary was shown every courtesy by the Japanese officials. The message from the emperor, sent from Tokio under date of yesterday, in acknowledgment of President Taft's telegram to him expressing apprecia tion of the generous and courteous hos pitality extended to Secretary Dickin son, reads: "I thank you for your kind telegram. It has been my great pleasure that I had the opportunity of seeing Secre tary Dfckinson." POLICE RECOVER STOLEN GEMS VALUED AT $65,000 DETROIT, July 20.—Jewels valued at $65,000, said to have been stolen from the residence of J. C. Jones, an attorney of St. Louis, Mo., were re covered by the Detroit police today. A well dressed woman who says she Is Mrs. Anna ft. Scholes of Los An geles, Ca., Is being held at police head quarters in connection with the finding of the jewels. The police say that when questioned at the detective bu reau and told that a St. Louis elec trician had bepn arrested In that city charged with the theft of the Jewelry Mrs. Scholes surrendered two large diamonds. The rest of the Jewelry was found at a local Jewelry store, where It had been taken to be reset. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORBCABT, I.im Angrles and vicinity—Fair Thursday ; light west wind. Maximum temperature yes. leriluy 80 deffrct-K; minimum (IS defcre™. • LOS ANGELES Chamber of Klnea and Oil to hold an nual banauot July 29. ' PAGE 4 Chlof engineer of the aquoduct reports that big project will bo completed within recently fixed tlmo limit. PAGE 4 Referendum proceedings started agalnßt picketing law by strikers. PAGU9 4 Old Instrument, the psaltery, revived as accompaniment to dramatic reatilnKS. PACMD 4 Pearmlne-Burdlck wedding solomnlzod under banana palm's shade. PAGE] 5 City deaf to plea of I* A. Gas Co. for cut In assessment. - PAOB 8 Racial wrangle over negro's lost pig makes Justice writhe in court. PAGE 3 Contractor puea for damages, alleging Inferior material delivered. PAO-E 8 Detectlvo brings Allan A. Fisher, alleged diamond thief, from Detroit, to face trial; attempts escape en route. PAGE 9 Aunt of accused man tells heartrending story of bride's death at Flgueroa murder trial. ■ PAGE 9 Attorney flloa suit for perjury against oil man. PAGE a Grown-ups and youngsters of W. C. .T. V. hava enjoyable plcnio at Sycamgre Grove. PAGE 9 Woman risks life In fire to save canary birds and pot dog. PAGE 9 Politicians hear of L«agrue-Good Gov ernment pact to elect ticket. PAOE 13 Angry. publlo Is on trail of highway commissioners. PAGE 16 Mrs. Amelia Davis, age 82, dies during Methodist prayer meeting. PAGJB 1 Taxpaynrß T>«y for $30,000 "road to no wliere" that largely lienellts land of Supervisor Eldrldge. PAOH 1 Wife of Robblns, eloper, loses mind and Is committed to I'atton. PAGE) * G'ongreßsman McLachlan admirers ten der him banauet. PAGE 1" Worry causes collapse of veteran theatrical manager. PAOB 3 Mining and oil fields I'AtiE 1 Hulldlni? permits. PAOB 6 Shipping. FAOB 6 Citrus fruit report. PAOB 6 Markets and financial. PAGE) 7 News of the courts. PAGE) 8 Munlclval affairs. PAGE 8 Personals. PAGB S Sports. ' PAGES 10-11 Kiiltorlals and letter box. PAGB 12 Politics. PAGE 13 City brevities. PAGE 13 Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGB 14 Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Fate of Frank F. Bkelly, charged with wife murder. In hands of Jury. PAGB 4 Engineer's quick work saves laborer from death. PA3B 14 Southern California Bnptlsts open as sembly at Long Beach. PAGE 14 Flroman and engineer injured hy ex plosion of enalnH holl«r on threshing k machine near Redondo Beach. PAGB 14 Beach station agent fells man whom m tie says Insulted women. PA(IIS 14 Two firemen In Santa Ana flro sustain Injuries. PAGB 16 COAST Santa Fe commences work on J3.'iiX,ooo machino shops. PAGB 5 Labor unions show Interest In Pasadena high school bond Question. PAGB 14 Santa Fa railway is on tax board grill. PAGE 2 l«irt!<s crowds attend camp meeting at Muntlngton Beach. PAGE 11 Minneapolis man appears as dark horso contender for A. O. H. national presi dency. : PAGE 1 Young Hebrew commits suicide in Golden"' Gate park. PAGE 16 EASTERN Executive board of Western Federation of Minors reviews conditions In the mining Holds. PAGE 2 Trading in copper is only bright spot In dull market. X PAGE 7 President Taft will not Indorse any candidates In Ohio compaign. PAGE 11 Railroads voluntarily suspend freight rate advance. PA' I Police claim Ira O. Rawn, president of Monon Route, who dies from bullet, Is a BUlcide; family declares he was killed by burglar. PAGB 1 Army engineers hold meeting In Wash ington. PAGE 3 Servants of ambassador are Immune from arrest. PAGE 3 Two loss lives In New York forest fire. PAGB 1 Cruiser Tacoma hurries to Cape Graclas to lnvestlgato report that United States Consul Trimmer has met foul play. PAGB 1 Funeral of once wealthy broker who committed suicide presents pathetic feature. , PAGB 11 FOREIGN 1 U. S. will act quickly on treatment of Mcßay In Tla Juana. PAGB 1 Crlpipen's escape to Spain Is thought likely by sleuths. PAGB 1 MINING AND OIL (ioldllold Consolidated strives to meet water shortage due to drought. PAGE 6 Arizonans organize to develop ' new field In w-estern part of state. PAGE 'i Broken pipe causes report Lakevlew gu.sher had turned halt water. PAGE G FINDS WOMAN IS SUING WRONG MAN FOR DIVORCE Suit of Lillie S. Spalding Is Dis missed by the Court SEATTLE, July 20.—The div ,-cc suit of Llllle S. Spaldlng against W. S. Spaldlng was dismissed in the superior court today, the plaintiff's attorney stating that the wrong man had been sued. Mrs. Spaldlng was married In Kaufman county, Texas, in ISU7 to W. S. Spaldlng, who deserted her In 1890. The erring husbunii was a painter with a sandy mustache. Mrs. Spaldii% a few months ago learned of the presence in Seattle of a painter whose name and description -wore the same as that of bar missing husband. Suit was brought ftfOtaat tin' Sraltl<> SpaldiliK, who MU iiy proved his Innocence, He came here from Helena, Mont., three years ago, and six months ago went to Los Angeles, where he Is now living with hla wife. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1930. R.R. PRESIDENT ENDED OWN LIFE CLAIM THE POLICE Family Avers Burglar Killed Ira G. Rawn, but Sleuths Have Other Version INVOLVED IN GRAFT CASE Monon Route's Head, Drawn Into I. C. Investigation, Dies Mysteriously [Associated Pressl CHICAGO, July 20.—Ira G. Rawn, president of the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (tho Monon route), died of a bullet wound at his summer res idence In VVinnetka, fifteen miles north of Chicago, earl ytoday. Members of Mr. Rawn's family say he was killed by a Durglar. The po lice are working on a theory tha,t Mr. Rawn killed himself. As a basis for their suicide theory the police point to the fact that Mr. Rawn was oper ating Vice president of the Illinois Cen tral at tho time the fraudulent car re pair contracts were put through and that recently ho has been drawn into the Illinois Central graft investiga tion as a chief witness. They say the atcion of Mr. Rawn's relatives in re fusing the aid of the Chicago detec tive department to search for the al leged murderer is suspicious. They declare there exists a lack of convincing evidence that an intruder had actually been discovered in the residence. Mrs. Rawn, tlie widow; R. G. Coburn, his son-in-law; Mrs. Coburn and two children and three maids were in the house when the tragedy occurred. Mrs. Rawn says her husband was aroused from sleep at 1:39 o'clock this morning by a noise on the first floor of the residence. She says Mr. Rawn picked up a revolver, started down stairs and was shot while on a landing on the way down. CLAIM TWO SHOTS FIRED Both Mrs. Rawn and Coburn say two shots were fired. A minute search of the front hall and adjoining rooms of the residence, however, show but one bullet, that fired from Mr. Rawn's re volver and which apparently had passed through Mr. Rawn's body just below the heart. Coroner Peter Hoffman took personal charge of the Investigation Into the death. He said powder marks had been found on Mr. Rawn's night gown, in dicating that the revolver from which the fatal -bullet was fired was dis charged at close rango. Friends and business associates of Mr. Rawn say he has heed looking badly for several weeks. Some thought he was worry ing over the Investigation of the con spiracy by which the Illinois Central railroad claims it was mulcted of thou sands of dollars. AVOIJMS EXAMINATION On two successive days last week Mr. Rawn begged for and secured a postponement of his examination as a witness on a plea that his wife was ill. His examination was scheduled to be taken up again next Tuesday. Mr. Rawn left the Illinois Central railroad In November, 1909, and became president of the Monon. Early this spring the Illinois Central fraud came to light. At the first hearing before Master in Chancery Thomas Taylor, Jr., Mr. Rawn testified that car repair con tracts all came under his supervision. (Continued on l'm«e Two) U.S. WILL ACT QUICKLY ON TREATMENT OF M'KAY Developments in Tia Juana Con troversy Expected Today. Governor Informed SAN DIEGO, July 20.—Developments nre expected tomorrow in the ease of D. W. McKay, whose arrest at Tia Juana and alleged ill treatment by Mexican officials have been brought to the attention of the state department at Washington. McKay Is duo to ;ir rlve at Ensennda in the morning, and It Is expected that Governor Vt»<?a of Lower California will act promptly. He presumably has already the papers in the case prepared by McKay's lawyers in this city. Strangely enough, beyond the fact that McKay's arrest was the result ot his cutting v hole In a wire fence, very little Is known as to the reason why that action should have been treated as a crime. One report is that the fence was government property, but this is not credited. The commonly accepted version is that conflicting property lntereati are at the bottom of the trouble, it seama that the Arguello estate in which Mc- Kay pought an interest hns never been finally settled up. McKay cut the fence for the purpose of putting in a gate. This appears to have beon con sidered a trespass and the arrest fol lowed. Why McKay's action should have brought such severe treatment upon him is not now explained except on the theory of spite. BIG ROW THREATENED WASHINGTON, July 20.—A hole— and a little one at that—which was cut in a wire fence, threatens to be come an international Incident between the United State* and Mexico. Pro tests have reached the state de partment from California against the arrest in Mexico of D. W. McKay on the charge of having cut the hole. It Is alleged he placed a gate on a boun dary fence near Tla Juana, a little town Just across the International bor der in Mexico. The report* are that MrKay not only wai arreited, but had t*'en refused bail pending his trial. The state department today cabled to the American embassy at Mcxic* City for a full investigation of tlu> in cident. Slain Actress, Family Relatives, Doctor Crippen and Women Friends of Deceased fuinn.iinrn i iil. ■ * |^» "■ *}*T EJ TS.S 1 "STGZ El f> _-» A*NT? ». | I ' - "" Vlk' j£??* *"' JP "'*i J^jfifrMrVft •** T^f' * %»x* 3" wj ■, ait *^3^9lK.l|feJ'^cV^' w* TSnf[J|^frjnfSJpr JWtjfp>y*^-XjlP^^^ i^^!^^PV^^Klß k ■ i2£^^HlßKSK^rosHßff^^^& *^SBE?lßHHß^^K\ul$t«ßfißßosl CRIPPEN'S ESCAPE TO SPAIN LIKELY Scotland Yard Keeps Up Search but Does Not Scout the Flight Reports LONDON, July 20.—Scotland Tard officials have no confirmation tonight of the story emanating from Vernet les Bains, France, that a man whom the French police suspected of being Dr. Hawley H. Crippen, the American, wanted in London in connection with the disappearance of his actress wife. Belle Kimore, registered at a hotel in the French town under the name of Tarbot, last Sunday, and who .hastily fled in the direction of the Spanish frontier. Still, while the London police have been searching diligently for Crippen and his stenographer, Ethel Clara Leneve, since the two disap peared from the Crippen home at Hill top Crescent, July 9, they are inclined to believe that the doctor escaped into Spain. This afternoon the Scotland Yard detectives are sending out thou sands of descriptive pamphlets in Eng lish and French, offering a reward for the apprehension of Crippen. Working with detectives on the case are Mme. Frederick Ginnett, a firenrt of the dead woman, whose Inquiries led to the discovery of the murder, and Mrs. Louise Mills, Mrs. Crippen's step-sister. DR. CRIPPEN REGISTERS IN HOTEL IN FRANCE Evades Gendarmes and Takes a Train for Spain VERNET LES BAINB, Franco, July 20.—The man suspected of being Dr. Hawley H. Crippsn, wanted in'l-iondon in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Belle Elmore, registered at the hotel here aa "Henri Tarbot, Ren tier of Narbonne." Inquiry-today developed that no one of the name of Tarbot is known at Narbonne, a town in the department of Aude. Tarbot appeared to be greatly worried when he left the hotel nt 10 o'clock Monday morning, and drove in an omnibus to the Ville Franche rail road station. At the station he ordered something to eat, but on the appear ance of a gendarme he hastily left his luncheon and boarded a train for Mont Louis, a small town at the foot of the Pyrlnees, forty miles west of Perplg nan. It wii learned later that Tarbot had telegraphed ahead and engaged a private carriage to take him to Fuig cerda, Spain, ten miles from Mont Louis. SUSPECT ARRIVAL ON LINER IS DOCTOR WANTED NEW YORK,' July 20.—The steam ship Kroonland arrived in New York harbor early this morning and anchored off, quarantine. Prom officers of the ship it ivis learned that the couple who embarked at Dover and were suspected of being Dr. Crlppen and a companion, are a minister and his wife, residents of a small city in Delaware. TO STIR MIDDLE WEST NEW YORK, July 20. —Mrs. Ethel Snowden, the well known English suf fragist, has come to stimulate the ln tereat of the women of the middle west ir. the sutfragißt movement and >;ill go treat in a few days to talk on British politics and the right of women to vote. Mrs. Snowden'a husband Is a member of parliament. MAKES THEFT CONFESSION AS JURY RETURNS WITH VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY CHICAGO, July 20.—Benjamin Itiu.no watched the elook In Judge Humes' court room for an hour and v hulf yesterday Imagining evir;.- minute that the Jury was getting neurer and nearer a verdict in hIH trial on a charge of Bteullng $l(>00 worth of clothing. And then, Just as tile first Jnror made lilh appearance In the doorway Iliiino leaped (<> his feet and told the Judne he was guilty. He was sentenced to five montliH In (he bridewell. When Blano had l>een led from the court room the verdict was opened, just for curiosity, and It read: "Not guilty." nut It was too late to help Blu.no: Blano's partner had turned state's evi dence auuiii-t him at the trial. 3 LOSE LIVES IN OREGON BLAZE Bodies Recovered from Flames Now Seething Through Rich Timber Lands ALBANY, Ore., July 20.—Throe men were burned to death Tuesday night in a forest flre along the ft orth Bantiam river, opposite Hoover's saw mill four miles east of Detroit. The bodies were not recovered until today. The dead: Philip Richmond, of Salem, Ore.; Jay M. Brooks, of Criiwfortisvllle, Ore., and Frank McGrey of Clenrflcld, Pa. The flre destroyed the entire logging camp and then swept into the timber. It has covered more than two miles. burning eastward along the south bank of the North Bantlam river. There is a great quantity of valuable timber in front of it. Many men are fighting the flames but the forest rangers in charge say there is no hope of stopping i ne tin- until the wind changes or un less rain comes. Another big forest fire is burning in tin' Cascade mountains northwest of Mount Jefferson. No one has c ime out from that vicinity to give the exact lo cation but judging from the Bin ike, the flre is a big one. =OREST FIRES DESTROY LUMBER PLANT; LOSS BIG WINNIPEG, Man., July 20.—Forest fires reached the Revelatoke Lumber company's big plant at Revelatoke this afternoon, destroying it with a loss of over $1(10,000. The town of Three Forks hai wiped out and the towns of Ja'tray and Baynea Lake are also reported to have been destroyed by forest fires. They are in the Sloan district. Can don, in tho same district, i.s said to be doomed. Fires are also raging over 250 square miles in the Kootenai district. At Kalso the fire is traveling rapid ly and back tiring is being done. At Moyie tho fire is still causing anxiety, but for the present the town is safe. HEAT TWISTS RAILS REVELSTOKE, B. C, July 20.—A fire which destroyed tho big Kddy saw mill yesterday burned the ties of a large etretcn of track on the Canadian Paclfta west Of here and traffic over the line was impeded for several hours. The heat was 10 intense that the rails were twisted. Several freight cars on a siding wore burned. § CrVf'l I* i 'f ll'l I^VJ* OAII.V Jr. ON TIt.UNS Bn. Q±l> JUJ-i V>Ul IIjO . hi'Mi.ws 50. ON XKAINB 100. DIES FOLLOWING CLOSE OF PRAYER Aged Woman Quietly Passes Away After Uttering Fer vent Petition "Oh Lord, receive us unto Thyself, fur i 'hrisfs sake." These words at the close of a fer vent prayer were the last uttered by Mrs. Amelia Davis, a prominent mem ber of the First Methodist church, at the prayer meeting service last night and as she came to the final "amen" her voice, which had become almost indistinct stopped forever. Quietly kneeling, as had been her cus tom at every prayer meeting service, Mrs. Davis who was 82 years old, did not rise when her prayer ended. Those nearby noticed that she did not arise and went to her, thinking that she had fainted. She was quickly re moved to an adjoining room where she was attended by Dr. S. A. Seymour, a member of tho congregation, but never regained consciousness and within a few minutes had passed away her last words having been her fer- vent prayer. Mrs. Davis, who had long been a prominent member cf the church and a constant attendant of the prayer meetings, bad long expressed her wish to die in a prayer meeting service an.l her many friends in the con gregation last evening looked upon her final words, uttered in a fall- Ing voice, as a beautiful omen of her peaceful passing. Mrs. Davis always took an active part in the services and always of fered fervent prayers. Last evening she particularly mentioned in the (los ing prayer of her life those away for '.:<■ iiiioiis, and Dr. C. K. Locke, the absent pastor, asking that divine help be given him for nis work in the church as well as to Dr. Adams, the pastor in charge, who conducted the service, closing with the petition for divine reception which proved to bo her last utterance. Mrs. Davis had resided in Los An gelea more than twenty years and lived nt the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bony'nge, 1039 South Hill street. Mr. Bonynge is the president of the Com mercial National bank. Jilrs. Davis had always been In n;ood health and went to the church services unaceom- panled. i.ast evening she appeared particu larly well and greeted old friends with B happy smile, Siva expressed herself us delighted in having the services held In the prayer r'eetiiifr room of the church building, the services hav ing been held in the main auditorium Cor several months, saying that it ..• lined like meeting an old friend In the room with so many pleasant as sociations. The congregation thought that Mrs. Davis had fainted and the service a is continued, her prayer having been the last of the second series in the service. Within a short time, how ever, S. P. Mulford, president of the Official board of the church and a personal friend of the family, an nounced that Mrs. Davis had died without regaining consciousness. For a few seconds the congregation was stunned by the sudden death In their midst, but later the service was turned into a prayer service of thanksgiving that the great wish of Mrs. Davla had come to pass. Prayers were offered for the stricken family after which the saddened members departed, many sincere tributes being paid to the saintly character of Mrs. Davis, who was much beloved by nor fellow church members. Mrs. Bonynge, the daughter. Is an Invalid. Mr. Bonynge was summoned to tho church but arrived after Mrs. Davis had passed away. The body was removed to the undertaking par lors of Overholtzer & Mills, awaiting funeral arrangements which will be completed today. CENTS 1 FEAR U.S. CONSUL IS ASSASSINATED BY NICARAGUANS Cruiser Hurries to Cape Gracias to Investigate Reported Fate of Trimmer MARINES MAY BE LANDED Hatred Against Americans Boils Up Among the Follow ers of Madrlz [Associated Pressl WASHINGTON, July 20.—Fear exists? that Edwin F. Trimmer, United States consul at capo Gradas, Nicaragua, may be assaulted or possibly even as sassinated, and it has been decided to send the cruiser Tucoma io that port to investigate. If conditions demand it, marines will be landed to protect American lives and property. This was the report made to the state depart ment today by Thos. J\ Moffatt, Unit ed States consul at Bhiefields. Two officers and forty-five men were ordered to Cape Gracias on the Tacoma, ho says, after a conference between him self and Commander Hines of the Du buque. The Tacoma probably has reached the scene of trouble by this time. An article in La Nacion, an official Madriz organ, published at Managua, indicates the feeling- in Nicaragua against Americans. In part it reads as follows: "We Nicaraguans have some limited means to which we may resort as a final recourse if it cornea to the point that the Yankee tries to execute his threat, Let us lay hands on all the North Americans residing in Nicaragua and let us say to Mr. Taft, for each shot you hurl against us, a head of one of your countrymen shall roll on the ground. "Another of the means to which we may resort in revenge for so great an Injury, and for this I do not believe we are less able than the Young Turks —let us organize in the form of a pow erful coalition, to the end that in all the Latin American countries, no goods shall be purchased from the United States; making our people understand that this is the most efficacious method of combating the common enemy of our race, so proud on account of its power, so insolent on account of its pride, and so destestable on account of its inso lence." BLUEFIELDS RESIDENT PREDICTS EARLY PEACE Business Man Says War in Nica ragua Soon Will End F. G. Martin, a business rr n f Bluefields, who arrived in Los Angeles yesterday and registered at the King Edward hotel, said that peaceable con ditions will soon exist in Nicaragua and that the opposing forces are en gaging in little warfare. The arrival of a force of American marines and sailors in Bluefields May 16 much mod ified the stormy conditions. Mr. Martin said that when he loft Rlueftelds the only American vessel there was the United Statea steamship Dubuque, and that only occasionally the Estrada forces, which occupy a por tion of the eastern country, Including the outskirts of Bluefields, created any disturbances. "Shortly beforo I left," said Mr. Mar tin, "one of Estrada's gunboats at tacked and captured Half Way Key, a small island lying between Bluefields and the bluff which Is occupied by the army of Madriz. News was received July 4 from Gen. Mona that the west ern division of the Estradan army was rapidly approaching Managua, tho stronghold' of Madriz and waa being strengthened daily by desertions from Managua and Granada, The foreign element in and around Bluefields gen erally favors Estrada, as he is a popu lar, well meaning sort of chap, who takes the revolution business very seri ously. Pittman, who is now in jail at Mana gua, enlisted with Estrada and was caught by the followers of Madriz one night while attempting to set off ex plosivea on the Bluefields bluff. I saw l>r. Burghelm in Bluefields ten days ago, and I do not believe he is in prison, as reported. "Vessels are coming and going from Bluefiolds without interference, so tho present blockade of Bluefields Is a farce. In Blueflelds there are now about thirty American residents. Busi ness there is flourishing." U.S. AGENT PUTS EMBARGO ON SHIPMENTS OF MEAT Charges Big Packers with Evad ing Proper Inspection PITTSBURG, July 20.—Notice has been given to transportation companies by G. E. Totten, the government agent for the meat Inspection here, that they shall not ship out of the state meats from the thirteen branch establish ments in this district of well known packing concerns. It Is alleged that the packers havn been doing a "processing business," and not submitting their meats to proper federal inspection. The companies named as alleged offenders include Armour & Co., Cudahy Packing compa ny, Nelson Morris & Co., and others. The companies clam, that they hava not been sending meat outside the state, and that within its borders inspection is not required by law. PATTEN CLOSING OUT COTTON NBW YORK, July 20.—James A. Patten of Chicago arrived in New York to close out his remaining hold ings In cotton. His holdings have been greatly reduced, and it is un doratood he Intends to liquidate the rest of hla spot cotton by the end of the month.