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*\s£r^Bosm D*yGoodsSkk The Fall stock of "Trefousse" Kid Gloves ready now. You can buy them In no mther Los Angeles store. .. We close Saturdays at 12:30 until Sept. Ist. , ■ ■ - (IVVVVVVVVVVVW**" . Towels Reduced ACTUAL reductions—not make-believe mark-downs from fictitious valuations. 20x39-inch soft all-line huck towels, 25c; regularly 30c. 23x51-inch fancy stripe Turkish —very fine and soft— 30c each; regularly 40c. . 23x45-inch bleached Turkish bath towels of good weight, ; hemmed, 25c; regularly 35c. 19x38-inch hemmed huck towels — a half-linen fabric of serviceable qualityl2|c each; regularly 15c. 27x43-inch diamond checked Turkish towels, hemstitched, and with pink or blue borders, 50c; regularly 65c. *'.--*' •' ■ ■ ' Women's $ Children's Hosiery ■ . Price-cuts that will surprise good judges ; of hosiery values: 50c a pair for women's black silk lisle stockings of the 75c quality; double soles, heels and toe. Women's white embroidered lace lisle stockings of the $1 grade at 75c. Children's tan and black stockings of the 20c quality for 15c Odds and ends of children's 25c and 35c white, black and tan stockings now 20c or 3 for 50c. ! » ■ ■\ i (Main Floor, Rear.). J. W. ROBINSON CO. 235-239 So. Broadway 234-244 So. Mill Street Our New Exclusive Victor Talking f Machine Department Now Open ' Pay us a visit. Buy your next record here. ■■ ■ , . ■, ; Beyond any question we now have the. largest, most convenient, best furnished department in the city. It is on the main floor. . . | We. have always made a specialty of Victors, believing them to be the ■ best—both as to the artists who made the records and the machines them selves. ' The fact that we have had to enlarge twice -speaks well for our judgment. Give us a call—easy payments—everything in stock all the time. It pays to trade with a Big Organization. \\C. /lift crT OUT AND JdAUj OTHER STORES ,TCIO"^J.O _ „ ''-.-; San- Francisco, Oakland, ~ , riea.e . mall me Catalogue San Diego, San Jose, Sac. Vk/\lltn ot Motors. rnmento, Kurrka, Phoenix, l3UUt.il „ El Paso. Portland, I(<-<1 -—, i >amo lands, San Bernardino, KfftJlflWflV A.l*™.. *'lintß Barbara, Imperial, DlUaUWdy Addre lluntlngton Beach. ________________________________________________ BEQUEST OF $400,000 GROWS TO $7,000,000 Relatives Contest Will of New Yorker Which Leaves Mil lions to Charity NEW YORK, Aug. 15.—1t was eight years ago when John Master-son i a. retired New York business man, an nounced that ho had made a will leav ing the majority of his estate for the founding of a home for convalescent! in New York. He estimated that the fund then invested in stocks, bonds and real estate would amount to nearly $400,01 When he died a year ago the real and securities had increased in and It was announced that the fund would probably reach $5,000,000. Relative! contested the will u-nd the ii:ih been In the courts ever since. A ■ ision regarding the will lias Just been rendi red and the trustees now de . after a careful appraisal, that the foundation la worth mon than $7,000,000. The real estate Investments have proved particularly wise, and it Is be lieved with the exercise of oare in marketing them the total lund may reach nearly $7,00(1,000. Nothing yet has licen done toward building the homo and the sito even has not been seld ted. FIND UNIDENTIFIED BODY SEWED UP IN GUNNY SACK MISSOULA, Mont., Aug. 15.— The body of an unidentified man, sewed up in a gunny sack with tho arms pro truding from the is discov er d today on the Zimmerman ranch, near Bonner, Mont. Tho coroner and county attornf-y an: making an investigation. Thi ippo nitlon li that a. murder was committed in the vicinity and th.it tho victim's body was being dragged to the river by the slayer when the latter was frightened away. FILIPINO INDEPENDENCE NOT NEAR, SAYS TAFT Strenuous Week of Political Con ferences Scheduled for the President BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. r>.—This was the one off day in what promises to be a big week, politically, in Bev erly. President Taft had but two en gagements. Tomorrow Senator Crane, who baa been on an automobile tour through New Hampshire and Vermont, will be here. Tin? president told Leonard Oaorloa, a former governor of one of the Philip pine province!, that ho might vl»lt the Philippine islands during ld.s term of office, Mr Osorios asked the president when he thought independence would be granted to the Filipinos. Mr. Taft, it is said, made answer in the same way he spoke while in the islands. He ■aid Independence would not come with the present generation, nor with the next, but that the third genera tion might enjoy It. Judge J. D. Woodmansee of Cincin nati, an old friend of the Taft family, was the president ■ second caller, Judge WOOdmanAee said he felt sine the Republican! were going to win In Ohio, but It would take a thorough campaign of education to bring suc cess. "Education as to what?" waa asked. "The tariff," came the quick reply. 37 DEAD; 58 WOUNDED ROYAN, Franco, Aug. 16. Thirty i dead and .18 wounded have been recovered from tho wreck of the Bor deaux excursion train which yester , rashfil Into ;i freight train nt Baujon while runniiiK at a speed of 50 miles iin hour. Six cars of the ex cursion tfain wero telescoped. Tho accident was caueed by a misplaced switch. ll'k •• »»»y i" incurs m wirgaln In a a»4 »utomobl)«. throu«h want advertising, a* It <U'd to bo— (till U-to ■•euro a hor» And cDTlwa. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY WORKING, AITGtJST 16, 1910. EXPOSE METHODS OF LAND SHARKS TO LOOT INDIANS Probers Told That Fees for Sale of Redskins' Land More Than Property Brings CONDITIONS ARE SCANDALOUS More Testimony Given Regarding Fat Contracts Obtained by Lawyers (AMOctettd Frpss) SUI,PHfR. Okie,, Aug. 16.—Details of a scheme by which "land grabbers," organized systematically to etlflch themselves at the expense of minor Indians, were related at the Blotial Investigation into Indian affairs today. In one instance it was asserted that the cost of disposing of the property of one 18-yeMr-old Indian was $207") more than flip property brought, and the condition which permitted this and similar deals was declared to be "a disgrace to Oklahoma." Hearing that the scheme prevailed generally, Representative rhilip P. ('ampbell of Kansas, a member of the investigating committee, had put on the stand James Yarborough, a Chick ns.nv Jndian hy intermarriage. "Do you call this sort of thing graft ing or Just plain stealing?" asked Mr. Campbell after the witness had related the circumstances. CAULS I^AWS A SCANDAL "Well, the people down our way think it is a scandal that the laws permit such a thin?, and we think it is time that congress takes notice of it. The probate court at Durant allowed the guardian to sell for $2800 a tract of 1000 acres of what is known as allotted land owned by an Indian 18 years old. The guardian then put in a claim on the proceed*, The claim included $SSO for acting- as guardian. $1650 for im- | proving the land, $500 for a barn, $60 | for posts, $250 for fences, $6S for wit ness fees and more money for other purposes. It was found when the deed was closed that the child owed his former guardian $2075, and now the ; guardian is threatening to have prop erty of the child sold in order to get the $2075. "I know of another case in which 325 acres were sold for an Indian child and when all the claims were paid the ! child got $350. In another Instance j $1500 was obtained for 200 acres, but the child pot only $120. In other words, the children of deceased Indians in this state, where are located one-third of all the Indians in the United States, are systematically being robbed of the estates allotted them by the govern ment. The property is sold at prices dictated by the land robbers. The chil dren are robbed at both ends—at one end by their guardians, and at the other end by the purchasers." COURTS ALLOW 08481 "Do you mean to say that, such things are countenanced by the pro bate courts?" "Yes, they go on with the full knowl edge of the judges. Thousands of acres of property thus are taken from the Indians and thrown into the hands of white people. The Indians are get ting poorer and the land grabbers richer." Most of today's testimony was given By the witnesses for the defense. J. F. McMurray, whose 10,000 contracts al lowing him a 10 per cent attorney's fee for the sale of $30,000,000 worth of Indian land caused the present inves tigation, sought to show that a large percentage of the signers were still In favor of his terms. A dozen Chicka saw Indians testified they were willing to increase the fee if it would result in the prompt sale of allotted lands held in trust by the government. Thomas B. Crews, an attorney of St. Louis, testified that he had con tracts with 700 freedmen, or negroes, who claim Indian blood,. or claim to be descendants of former slaves of In dians. These freedmen state they were wrongly kept off the citizenship rolls. On the basis of his contract Mr. Crews said he would be allowed a 35 per cent attorney's fee. A citizenship right is estimated to be worth $5000. The 700 claimants, if successful in liti gation, it was said, would ' acquire a claim on the government of about $3,500,000. The attorneys' fee involved would be $1,226,000, It was estimated. HAD CONTRACTS WITH NEGROES Mr. Crews said he also had contracts with about 100 negroes who desire to take advantage of the right to par ticipate In twenty acres of land at an appraised valuation in addition to the twenty acres given them as freedmen. Under contract ho is to furnish the cash to purchase and Is to receive in return one-half of the land. In another set of contracts, he said, about 1200 Choctaw Indians in Missis sippi want to get enrollment here on a 25 per cent basis. Cub Roam, an Indian, testified that he had been prevented from securing the position of delegate to Washington for the Choctaw tribe because he was opposed to the MeMurray contracts. Roam declared he had protested to the Indians that a 10 per cent foe to Mc- Murray would be too high, and that the government already had promised to sell the land without expense to them. It would, therefore, he fcaid, amount to giving McMurray $:j,000,000 for doing what the government could perform without McMunay's aid. For taking this view, he said, ha Was not allowed to represent the Indians at Washington. Couglass H. Johnston, chief of the Chlckasaw tribe, Mas in favor of tho contracts, he, said. W. H. Paul, a. Chlckasaw, told of having' received a Share Of $4!)0u for getting the McMurray contracts signed. Attorneys for McMurray put on wit- In favor of the. contracts. POSSE SCOURS WILDERNESS FOR SUPPOSED MURDERERS RATON, N. M., Aug. 15.—A sheriffs is still scouring the wild, rooky section southwest of hare In search of the two Buppoaed Montenegrins who yesterday killed Tony Tomlch, a coun tryman i" this Oity and fled. The gill, Petra Perovich, over whom tin- tragedy is thought to have occur red, was brought here today but sin speaks little English and the authori ties thUB f;ir have been unable to ob tain any information from her. it is supposed the men who slow Tomich diri mi !>■ cause tho latter was about to marry tin- girl, the charge being that the vrw recently held as a white slave in Chicago. ACTING MAYOR OF NEW YORK DURING GAYNORS ILLNESS ; -'' SB JOHN PIRROY WTOHBLL NEW YORK, Aug. 15.—John Purroy Mitchell, president of the board of aldermen of New York city and acting mayor, was elected on the fusion ticket at the last election. He was to have taken Mayor Gay nor's place while the latter was away and should the mayor die will assume the reigns of government until a suc cessor is chosen. GAYNOR STILL ON WAY TO RECOVERY Doctors Say He May Leave Hos pital for Adirondacks in Two Weeks JTETV YORK, Aug. "Midnight— the mayor has been sleeping since the last bulletin. - "(Signed) ARIJTZ, "BREWKR." The following: bulletin on Mayor Gay* nor's condition was timed 9:80 o'clock last evening: but was not Issued until after 10:30 o'clock: "There has been much improvement In the mayor's condition today. Ho Is tak ing nourishment well, has been com fortable and has rested from time to time.*' (Associated Press) NEW YORK, Aug. IB.—Mayor Gay nnr's progress toward recovery from the bullet wound inflicted by James J. Gallagher was uninterrupted by any untoward symptom today. Surgeons In attendance predict that he will be able to leave the hospital for the Adiron dack! in two weeks and be back at his desk at the city hall, if he desires, within a month. Rufus Gaynor, his son, is eVen more optimistic. "We all aspect my father to be able to leave St. Mary's hospital in ten days," he said. "And it would not be surprising if the physicians were to release him within a week. •His condition today is very encour aging and we will look for rapid re covery." Father and son discussed briefly to day the incidents of the shooting, but the mayor carefully refrained from asking the name of his assailant or hia motive. He explained the circum stances of the tragedy as he has re membered them, and remarked at no time did ho lose consciousness. BUYS TOYS FOB ORPHANS After the conversation he sent Rufus to New York to purchase toys for or phans who are invaiid wardmates in St. Mary's hospital with the wounded mayor. Detectives are carefully investigating the rumor that Gallagher was the tool of others who sought to take the may or's life, but so far not a shred of evi dence to support this has been found. Gallagher reiterated that he acted en tirely alone because he thought he was the object of persecution by city offi cials. It was learned today that the mayor was Inoculated with tetanus anti-toxin as a safeguard. No sign of blood poisoning In any form has developed and no announcement has been made when, if at all, an operation to re i over the bullet will be performed. Among the messages of sympathy received today, was one from the Aber nathy boys, Louis and Temple, dated Guthrie, Okla. It read: "Just returned from ranch and learned you had been shot. W« are sorry. Hope you soon get well," WILL NOT PERMIT MOVING PICTURES OF SHOOTING NEW YORK, Aug. 15.—The New York police have taken stops to pro vent the exhibition here of any mov ing picture reproductions of the shoot ing of Mayor Gaynor. It was learned today that the police commissioner has issued orders to in spectors, captains und patrolmen to watch all moving picture theaters within their jurisdiction for announce ments of such reproductions and also to notify the proprietors and managers of such places In advance that any reproduction of the shooting of Mayor Qaynor will not be tolerated. The police of several other cities have indicated that they will take sim ilar steps, it is said PACKERS' RECORDS GONE; JURY ASKS EXPLANATION CHICAGO, Aug. 15.—The United States grand Jury here investigating the Chicago packers devoted the day to an effort to learn whether certain stenographers' notebooks of Armour & Oa had been destroyed by employes of the corporation after they had been ordered produced. It was in connection with the de struction of these notebooks that Al fred H. Urion, chief counsel for tho Ing houses, was ordered to show why he should not be cited for con tempt of court. BELIEVE GIRL TOOK LIFE SAX FRANCISCO, Aug. I.").—The body of a drowned sirl found y day on the shore of Lake Blerced in this city, was identified today ai that of Miss' Anna IMor.son, sister of Mlks Clarice Plerson. bead nurw of the city and county hosi>ital. The police believe that she committed suicide. STATE TO ASSIST 1915 EXPOSITION Expect Governor Will Call Special Session of Legislature to Consider Bonds ASK $5,000,000 FOR PROJECT Legislative Favor Will Enable California to Outbid New Orleans v •■ ! ' v> '--,"•' "■ •/■'.-■ (Associated Press) ]... SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 15.-GoV ernor Oillett will undoubtedly call a - special session of the 'state legislature to take . action upon' the i question of Issuing $R,009,000 bonds to assist In se curing the Panama-Pacific internation al exposition in 1915 for" California and San, Francisco. At least that •is ■ the way he feels at this time. He will, give the matter thought tomorrow and decide Wednesday. ... . i \ . The governor is in receipt of a letter from the Panama-Pacific International exposition" management of San Fran- I Cisco, in which he is asked to convene the state legislature In extra • session , for the purpose of passing an amend ment -to the state constitution, to be voted at the election in November, witn the cibject of bonding the state for $5,000,000 to support • ■ th» proposed I world's fair in 1916. • • ; The amendment will provide for an annual state tax of 4 cents on the $100 j for five years. If the electors of California subscribe to It by voting favorably on the resolu tion it will place California in a posi tion to outbid New Orleans for the fair. • ' LOUISIANA TO ■ ACT . • ) The state legislature of Louisiana is in session, having met today for the purpose of bringing before the voters of that state the necessity of making the exposition a state affair and giving authority to the officials of that state to Issue bonds In support of their claims. ' . According to the letter from Director General R. B. Hale of the San Fran cisco committee, all • expenses of the special session of the California legis lature will be paid by that committee and' the state will not be called upon for a dollar. • ■■' ; ' In order that the state shall have the disbursement of this great sum, it is proposed to have the governor ap point a commission which shall have complete charge of all expenditures and the closing up of all details of the work of the exposition. ; Another thing that will be voted on if U.J legislature meets will be a change in the San Francisco charter, allowing that city to increase its bond ed indebtedness, as it Is close to the limit at this time. This will be done to permit that city to become more liberal with the exposition fund U necessary.^^E* support , ; San Francisco business men have pledged the sum of $7.500,0000. 'Mie city is bunded for $5,000,000 more, and with the $5,000,000 to be raised by state tax ation there will be the sum in the ag gregate of $17,500,000 to be presented to congress when it meets next Decem ber, if the constitutional amendment Is made. The governor today said: "I am inclined to believe that the whole state is so intensely interested in gotting the Panama-Pacific Interna tional exposition for San Francisco on account of the great good It will be to the state, and to the whole Pacific coast, for that matter, that there will be no objection to the calling of an extra session of the legislature. We want to be ready when- congress con venes to show it that we have the money. It Is a question of money. We want to appear In Washington with a sum of money so large that New Or leans will quit. It will take a big amount, and we want to "be there with the goods.' WORLD WATCHING US "The canal will soon be completed and the eyes of the world will be upon us and upon San "Francisco. We don't want to be bumped off the map by New Orleans. "The exposition people say they will pay for the expense entailed by the meeting of the legislature in extra session, and the state will be to no expense whatever. The legislature can convene, a resolution calling for an amendment to the state constitution by which the entire state may be bond ed In the sum of $5,000,000 be adopted and the whole work done In three or four days at tho outside. This amend ment can then b<i submitted to the vot ers of California at the next election in November and they then can pass upon It. "If the legislature does this the ex position will become a state affair, and thiß will insure sufficient money to carry on the work. The legislature of the state of Louisiana is in session today to do what It is asked for by Now Orleans, and we want to be pre pared for any emergency bidding:, and have enough to secure the prize." LOUISIANA TO RAISE BID FOR 1915 EXPOSITION BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 15.— Convened In extra session to consider a proposition for raising $6,500,000 in support of an exposition to be held in New Orleans in 1915 to celebi'ate the completion of the Panama canal, mem bers of the Louisiana general assembly gathered here today. A joint resolution was passed at the recent regular session of the general assembly proposing a constitutional amendment for a tax of $4,000,000. Sev eral days ago it was suggested that thi.s amount be incteused to .$6,500,000 and Governor Sanaers called an extra legislative session to consider it. BUSINESS MEN WILL AID IN CLEANUP OF CHICAGO CHICAGO, Aug. 15.—-Tomorrow is set aside by city officials as the day for a general "cleanup." "In view of the extended drouth which Chicago has experienced during the last few weeks," said Mayor Busse, "I believe that this year's cleaning day should be participated In by every ablebodled citizen In the city. In some sections of the city conditions are not as they should be, but if the citizens help tho street department it will be a great aid." "Every prominent business man in the city is In favor of this matter of a 'cleaning day,' " said B. J. Mullany, commissioner of public works, "and I expect a number of millionaires will be out on the streets sweeping up the debris which has accumulated dur ing this warm spell." ■ ; AMUSEMENTS MOROSCO'S BURBANK THEATER "near™.®™: Election Returns will be announced from the stage at the Burbank tonight. N Don't stand around the streets and wear out your shoes. Come in, be comfortable, hear the returns and see the best show in town m, m ii rat -^ \r ' 1 The Talk of New York Prices, 25c, $oe, TEc. Matinees Saturday and Sunday, 10c. 2tc, 800. . . >- ; Next . —"Salvation Nell." Return of A. Byron Beasley. 1 I ess .•.•?KX'.,.d Vaudeville |r™?:=Lr Indies and children., . I American attraction*. Edwards Davis & Co. \ f—~~ 1 Marion Murray & Co. "The Picture of Dorian dray.' "The Prlma Donna's Honey - James Thornton Matinee Sienor Travato "Songs and Sayings.' . ... Eccentric Violinist. Imperial Musicians Today* Pringle & Whiting Tweh'e Soloists. . "Breaking Into Vaudeville. 1 > Zoo Circus '' v Jolly Fanny Rice Prof. Apdale's Animals. • ■• -Miniature Mimic Stag*}. ...i , ; . . ORPHriIM MOTION IMCTIRKS i."'.-' EVERY NIGHT 10c. 2.".c. 50c, 760. MATINEE DAILY 100. 25c. 50c. BUI * crn TUPAWD Brlasoo-Blßckwnoil Co., Proprs. anrt Mere. ni^rta^U ltia,t\iaiX%. MATINEES Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. '. TONIGHT AND THIS WEEK ONLY— Belaico company presents LILLIAN ,--.--. RUBSKLL'S comody success, I [ «* Widow's Might A lattlins fine comedy, the very sort of a play that will entertain you and make you ' laugh. • • BELASCO PRICE*— He, 600 and 75c. Matinees. JBo and 50c, NEXT WEEK — Hoyt's great piny. "A CONTENTED WOMAN." Seats sellln*. mos ANGELES THEATRE &*£m&aJm%ir¥A UDE VILLE Mildred StOller, Met» & I WAtSON, HITTCIIINOS . I 4 RIO Brothers, Weber A Meti, The Laugh-O-3cope I & EDWAKIM. I Weber, Exccla & Frank*. Popular 'prices—loc. 20c and 30c. _ /""* RAND OPERA HOUSE Matinees Today and Sat. • A "',.,"" ot The Fatal Scar T ABOR TEMPLE AUDITORIUM Grand Benefit For the wives and babies of the men on strike. A MONSTER VAUDEVILLE TRO liit.VM. three hours' solid fun mid enjoyment provided by n host of talented artists. LABOR TEMl'Llfl AI'DITOWITM. »40 Maple aye.. Ang. 18, H p. m. Doors open 7 p. m. MASON OPERA HOUSE " w- T- £%££: WEEK AUG. MATINEE SATURDAY —OPENING ATTRACTION FOR SEASON 1910-1911—FREDERICK THOMPSON PRESENTS THE SPENDTHRIFT By Porter Emerson Brown, with DORRI9 MITCHELL and a notable cast of player*. PRICES 50c TO $1.50. SEAT SALE THURSDAY 9 A. M. COMINQ—MISS HENRIETTA CROSMAN. . LPW'Q PAT?TC fHAMTANT third AND main STB. ROGERS, STEWART & EI.WOOD, the three Klnm of Harmony; 808 AL BRIGHT, the Man Melba; LA SOLITA. Spanish Dancer, assisted by E. ORTIZ; ALBERT GREEN, basso contante, and KAMMERMEYBR'B ORCHESTRA. OLYMPIC THEATER o^jj-jgwjg-g ALPHrN AND FARGO OFFER "THE SAUSAGE MAKER," with OLLIE MACK AND JULES MENDEL. TEN Bill SINGING AND DANCING NOVELTIES. 10c, 200 and 25c. , ' ' . ■ ■ '■ ' ■ ■ ■ •' ■ '■■ -' '. ' T.R. AND GRISCOM MUM AFTER TALK Conference Held to Further Cause of Harmony in the Party (Aas.aated Fret*) OYSTER BAY, Aug. 16.—N0 tidings of the conference between Theodore Roosevelt and Lloyd C. OriHcom, chairman of the New York Republican county committee, have been sent to the public. The county chairman is known to have been the bearer of a message from President Taft and it was generally supposed that the message was sent in the hope of obtaining Colonel Roose velt's outspoken support In a move to obtain harmony with the Republi can party. But when Mr. Griscom went away after a talk which lasted most of the clay the only thing he was will ing to speak about was the New York state situation. He said Taft and Roosevelt were in full accord in that regard. In spite of Colonel Roosevelt's ret icence, it is believed hero that he has mapped out a program which does not include, for the present at least, a def inite indorsement of the Taft admin istration. Thore is good ground for the belief that the visit of Mr. Gris com today on his return from Bever ly has not caused him to alter his opinion. GRISCOM RETICENT Mr. Griscom was not anxious to make it appear that he had come to Sagamore Hill us an emissary from the president. He not only wald that the president had not sent him, but added that Mr. Taft did not know to day's conference was to be held. ''How do the views of the president and Mr. Roosevelt coincide in refer ence to national politics," Mr. Griscom was asked. The county chairman replied: "I did not discuss national politics to any great extent with President Taft." "Are they agreed as to the New York state situation?" "Ye 3, I have discussed candidates and platforms and the whole New York state situation with both of them and their views coincide." Mr. Griscom said that no names had been mentioned prominently for the gubernatorial nomination, although a good many had been considered. T. R. TO VISIT SOUTH NASHVILLE, Term., Aug. 15.—For mer President Roosevelt and Gilford Plnchot are among those who will at tend the meeting of tho Brotherhood St. Andrew in this city Sept. 23 to Oct .2. ABUTMENT COLLAPSES ON LABORERS; TWO KILLED WATERTOWN, N. T.. Aug. 15.— While a gang of between iKty and seventy-five Italian laborers were at work today excavating for a raceway in the bed of Grass river, at the foot of the 300-foot concrete dam that is being built a mllo above Massena, the huge abutment, nearly forty feet high, tollupsed. Two bodies have been re covererl. It is believed the bodies of several other laborers are buried un der the concrete. MITCHELL SCORNS PLATFORM HONORS Former President of Mine Work ers Declines Seat at India napolis Convention (Amoclated Press) INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. IB.—John Mitchell, former president of the United Mine Workers, who appeared in the convention of the organization today, did not stampede the delegates for an indorsement of the Illinois strike as was predicted by many. Mitchell, after his few words this morning, when he refused to take a seat on the platform, took no part in tho convention. "I am here as a delegate only," he said. "I have no preconceived notions as to what I shall do, but it will be for the beat Interests of tho miners." Mitchell represents the Spring Val.ey, 111., local. ll.nis MAY BE DEPOSED The first hint that an attempt would be made to depose Lewis came durinp a heated discussion between President Walker of Illinois and Delegate Hagen of Kansas. Hagen accused Walker of telling the Illinois delegates that an attempt would bo made to force through the compromise so that the delegates of the southwest would get the benefit of the strike assessment. Walker denied the charge, and Lewis ordered both to their seats, saying that the minors would go home better or ganized than ever. "Yes, and we'll have a new president, too," shouted a delegate. "No you won't have a new president, either," replied Lewis. The roll call by districts to obtain expressions on the amount of tHe as sessment to be levied for the strikers was to be completed this afternoon, and Lewis announced that he would take the floor in the morning and show that some of the delegates, especially President Walker, had made mistakes in expressing their senti ments. COMPLETE FIFTH LAP IN 488-MILE AERIAL RACE Magnificent Weather Favors the Cross Country Contest AMIENS, France, Aug. 16.—Favored by magnificent weather, the competi tors In the great cross-country aero plane race of 488 miles arrived here today, completing the fifth lap of 4!l 6-100 miles from Doual without in cident. Lc Blanc and Aubjrun, who alone remained in the contest for the $25,000 prize, were accompanied by Lie Oagnieux. Le Blanc increased his lead in the contest, covering the distance in one hour 16 minutes 29 seconds, Le Gag nleux taking 1 hour 23 minutes and 51 seconds, and Aubrun 1 hour 24 minutes 12 seconds. Le Blanc's total time for the five laps thus far completed is 10 hours 16 minutes 49 seconds; Au brun'.s 11 hours 26 minutes 67 seconds.