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Supervisor Revealed as Owner in
Tract Most Benefited by
'Highway to Nowhere'
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
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
"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
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
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."
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.
I.im Angrles and vicinity—Fair Thursday ;
light west wind. Maximum temperature yes.
leriluy 80 deffrct-K; minimum (IS defcre™. •
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
(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
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.
Family Avers Burglar Killed Ira G.
Rawn, but Sleuths Have
Other Version
Monon Route's Head, Drawn Into
I. C. Investigation, Dies
[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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
Slain Actress, Family Relatives, Doctor
Crippen and Women Friends of Deceased
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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
Evades Gendarmes and Takes a
Train for Spain
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. §
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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-
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
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
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.
Cruiser Hurries to Cape Gracias
to Investigate Reported
Fate of Trimmer
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
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
"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
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
"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
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."
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.
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.

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