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M MIIKII Ml 1 lil^Jli . OK) VIJiX ±(3 I'EK MONTH
N.Y. OLD GUARD
MAKES ISSUE ON
'SHALL T.R. RULE?'
'I'll Make My Speech Tomorrow,'
Shouts Roosevelt, Waving
Sombrero at Crowd
OUTLOOK FAVORS INSURGENTS
Vice President Sherman Doubtful
of His Election to the
Chairmanship
{Associated Press)
SARATOGA, N. V., Sept. 26.—Sara
toga seethes In a political turmoil to
night, the eve of one of the most lm
jfortant Republican state conventions
ever held. The old guard are making
their battle on tho issue, "Shall Theo
dore Roosevelt rule the Republican
party In New York?"
Col. Roosevelt arrived late today and
■within five minutes had plunged into
the situation, taking full command of
the progressive forces and rounding up
the wavering stampeded delegates. The
political tides finally set in for the pro
gressives tonight, and the colonel after
a conference with his lieutenants re
peated his declaration made at Troy,
N. V., "AYe have beaten them to a
frizzle, and the trophies are ours."
Col. Roosevelt was met at the station
by the New Ytfrk county delegation,
headed by Lloyd C. Grlscom, Represen
tative Parsons and Otto T. Bannard of
New York and others. A procession
headed by a Troy band oscorted the
colonel to the United States hotel,
where, from a second story piazza, he
made a brief speech.
"GOOD IAJCK," SHOUTS T. R.
"Good luck," he shouted, waving hla
black sombrero hat to the crowd. "I
shan't try to make any speech now.
I'll make my speech tomorrow."
Then the colonel swept away to his
headquarters. Vice President Sherman
came this morning from Utlca and
went quietly to his room. Few knew of
his arrival, as he came In from
Schenectady on a trolley car. He
spent most of the day talking with
friends on the veranda of the hotel.
Mr. Sherman, it was learned, entertains
no very exalted hopes of his election to
the temporary chairmanship, but he
says he is in the fight.
The vice president, however, came in
for a spirited demonstration when a
inarching club of some 200 members
with a band arrived from Utica. Mr.
Sherman met them and marched with
them once around the great court of
the United States hotel. The vice pres
ident and his friends were rapturously
cheered by the old guard delegates and
cohorts. The parade then led the way
to the bandstand, and the vice presi
dent was cheered and urged to speak.
WHKKMAN SPEAKS
"Gentlemen," he said, "surface indi
cations point to the fact that about
5000 of you prefer to hear your own
voice than to hear mine. I like the
sound. There never was a time when
I preferred my own voice to others. I
shall not assure you that I will speak
in the convention, but rather I will say
that I will speak in the convention to
morrow if a majority so will. I al
ways bow to the will of the majority,
which is my only boss. You don't want
to hear a speech now, and I don't want
to make one. I do desire to express
my tluuiks to the stalwart body of
Onelda cqunty business men, regard
less of party,- who havo come here by
their" presence to answer the claptrap
of the opposition.
"Gentlemen, I am here and you are
here because we are Republicans,
anxious to do what we can to produce
party harmony and party success. ■
"We have had in the Republican
party many great men, but their great
ness is due to the fact that tho rank
and file of the party elected them to
leadership. It is the possibility of tha
rank and file that has made the history
of the party and the history of its
greatness."
BAItJ>TBS DOUBTFUL
titeutenants of William Barnes, jr.,
who Is leading 1 tho old guard forces,
say tonight they hay« made a few
gains, but are not ready to claim a
majority of the -convention. The wav
ering delegates are being eagerly
sought by both sides.
Mr. Griscom announced tonight that
the progressives had 675 delegates out
of the 1015 in the convention, a good
working majority. He said that since
the arrival of Mr. Roosevelt the pro
gressives had gained four votes.
Mr. Barnes, with his assistants, has
written out a complete platform to be
presented to the committee on resolu
tions, and Barnes said tonight they
would not submit to a single amend
ment to that platform. In the event
of their defeat the platform will be
entirely made up by tho progressives,
and they will be responsible for It.
Colonel Roosevelt put In somo time
tonight over the primary plank of tho
progressive platform. Roosevelt lead
ers are not all of one mind aa to the
precise makeup of this particular
plank.
BKNNETT IN HACK
Mr. Griscom said tonight he thought
Colonel Roosevelt would select a man
from his home county to make the
motion substituting the name of the
colonel for that of Vice President
Sherman for temporary chairman.
Regarding a report that Mr. Roose
velt had been asked by friends to run
for governor, Mr. Griscom said:
"No such proposition has been made
by Mr. Roosevelt by mo or any of my
friends. The matter was suggested
to Mr. Roosevelt by me some weeks
ago, and that ended it."
He added that there was no crystal
lization on the direct primaries plank',
which was still a matter for much
discussion.
Frederick C. Stevens, superintendent
of public works, who comes from \Vy
omlnp county, loomed large today as a
candidate for governor.
Efforts were made today to have
. (Continued « l"»e». tw«)
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
FORECAST -.;
•For l -tin Angeles and vicinity: Fair Tues
day; overcoat in the morning) Unlit north
wind, changing to would. Maximum tem
perature yesterday, 76 degrees; minimum
temperature, 58 degrees.
LOS ANGELES
Frank Domlnquez, commissioner to
Mexican centennial, returns and tells
of republic's hospitality. ' i PAGE 6
Edward C. Woostman. wealthy Pasa
ilrmin, appears before lunacy board
and Is cleared of insanity charge.
FACIE 8
Judge Olln Wellborn formally opens
federal courts In new government
building. ■ PAGE 9
Court decides that foster parents of
Mrs. Helen Whltlne's baby must re
turn Infant to mother. PAOIS 9
C. 15. Connors breaks Into Jail to place
himself beyond reach of morphine.
PAGE 9
Mowatt Mitchell starts to work for his
father In management of Hollenhcck
hotel. PAGE 9
Anita Baldwin begins suit for recogni
tion as K. J. Baldwin's daughter and'
for two-ninths of S 11,000,000 estate.
PAGE 9
Chairman Meyer LJssncr of Republican
state central committee returns from
north with news of campaign. PAGE 13
Glfford Pinchot praises ability of Theo
dore Bell at meeting In Simpson
. auditorium. • PAGE 13
Clergymen start from Los Angeles for
thirty-fourth annual conference of
Methodists at Fresno. PAGE 13
British ship captain arrested for al
lowing alien, placed in his hands by
authorities, to escape and re-enter
country. , PAGE 13
Supervisors reject the plan to tax coun
ty for safety devices at Ardmore
crossing. PAGE 13
Committee plans, to make dedication
of new federal building a notable
event. PAGE IS
Glfford Pinchot defends conservation
end gives views regarding proper pol
icies of government toward oil lands
before Mining congress. ' PAGE! I
Society and muslo. PAGE 5
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
Sports. PAGES 10-11
Editorial and letter Box. PAGE) 11
Politic*. PAGE 13
Municipal affairs. . PAGE 8
City brevities. p PAGE 13
Marriage licenses. ,births, deaths. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. • PAGES 14-15
Theaters. PAGE ,16
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Woman killed and husband injured
when train hits wagon at Long Beach. ' ■
PAGE 14
Pasadena pupils will receive a full day's
Instruction. ; . PAGE 14
■Riverside authorities charge J. B. El
liott with attempting to sell goods
bought on credit at discount for cash.
...-,..-. PAGE 14
In factional war of Spiritualists at San
Bernardino, one party takes piano
from church. PAGE 14
Ocean Park school opens' for fall term
with largo Increase of pupil*. PAGE 14
Old soldier falls from pier and meets
death In the wave* at Santa Monica.
- PAGE] 14
COAST
Jay Bbwerman nominated *by Republi
cans of Oregon for governor. , PAGE 2
Acting governor of Oregon charges Cal
lforaja man with threatening his life.
PAGH 2
Troops engage in mimic warfare at
Camp Atascadero. ... ■ PAGE 4
State legislature to convene October 3
In special session. PAGE 4
EASTERN
Colonel Roosevelt arrives In Saratoga
and takes command of progressives,
who are confident of victory. PAGB» 1
Mayor Gaynor of New York Issues state
' ment declaring he Is not candidate
for Democratic nomination for gov
ernor. PAGE 1
Open trial of Charles N. Haskell, gov
ernor of Oklahoma, charged with con
spiracy to defraud the ■ government.
PAGE 1
Indirect charge that ' railroads are
granting rebates through damage
accounts Is made at rate hearing.
PAGE 2
William Jennings Bryan, In Colorado
speech, charges Roosevelt with tak
ing credit for Democratio policies. .
PAGE :
Senator l^orimer's lawyer* oppose evi
dence of "Jack Pot" being introduced
in bribery Investigation. PAGE 2
At Chicago the famous Indian half
back Darkcloud arrested for theft In
duced by hunger and sick wife.
PAGE 3
San Antonio, Texas, prepares for Trans
mlssisslppl Commercial congress.
PAGE 3
Efforts of Congressman Ames to cap
ture «eat of Senator Lodge only con
test In Massachusetts' G. O. P.
PAGE 4
President Taft has day and night meet-
Ings with cabinet and discusses su
preme court vacancies. - PAGE 16
Eighteenth session National Irrigation
congress opens at Pueblo, Colo.
tmi&M • PAGE 11
West Point cadets who "silenced" In
structor receive drastic discipline.
PAGE 16
FOREIGN
Practical employment of aeroplanes In
French colonies under discussion by
minister at colonies. PAGE 3
Japan assumes full responsibility for
protection of foreieners In Korea.
PAGE 13
TRAVELS EAST TO CAUSE
ARREST OF HER SPOUSE
(Special to The Herald.)
REDDANK, N. J., Sept. 26.—Jour- I
neying from Los Angeles to have her
husband arrested, Mrs. Josephine E.
Neamo of that city saw him taken
into custody today by Chief of Police
Patterson. Arrested with him at the
same time was Mrs. Harvey Hayes,
also of Ix)s Angeles. The man is Dr. |
Austin Neame, an osteopath, who has
practiced here since last December.
The physician and Mrs. Hayes wero
arraigned before Police Justice Sick
cls and furnished bail to appear for
a hearing next Friday.
Mrs. Neamo is herself an osteopath,
having been graduated in the same
class with her husband in Pacific col
lege in 1907. Her maiden name was
Perry. She says she Is a second cousin
of Vice President Sherman and that
Commodore Perry was an uncle of
her father. Mrs. Neame declares that
her husband deserted her last Novem
ber and left her nearly destitute.
Neame says his wife was cruel to his
children by a former wife and that she
is not "I" sound mind. Mm. N>
says that the children were incorrl
ble and that she spanked them at tho
doctor's bidding. '
TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1910.
Three Well Known Mining Men Who Are Delegates
to Thirteenth Meeting, American Mining Congress
p
S liaa air >(y
HASKELL'S TRIAL
OPENS QUICKLY
Judge Intimates He Will Permit
Defense to Argue for Gov
ernor's Dismissal
(Associated Preas> '
McALESTER, Okla., Sept. 26.—Quick
action attended the opening trial of
Charles N. Haskell, governor of Okla
homa, and others in the Muskogee
town lot cases here today. Within a
few hours a jury was selected and
sworn, and the government announced
its readiness to proceed.
S. R. Rush of Omaha, special asso
ciate to the attorney general, and Dis
trict Attorney William J. Gregg to
morrow will make the opening state
ment. The cases against Albert Z.
English and F. B. Severs, both of Mus
kogee, who were indicted jointly with
Haskell, were not pressed, the govern
ment contending that they will be
tried under another indictment.
Under the federal Indictment to be
tried immediately, Haskell, W. T.
Hutchins, an attorney, and Clarence
W. Turner and Walter R. Eaton are
charged with "conspiracy to defraud
the government" in the sale in 1902 of
about 600 town lot sites in Muskogee.
Under the terms of the sale persons
holding "possessory rights" to the prop
erty were each entitled to participate
at one half the appraised value one
town and one residence site. It is
charged that Haskell and his asso
ciates falsely administered the names
of people having no such possessory
rights, and by the payment of small
fees for the deeds obtained possession
of 600 lots, thus depriving the Creek
Indians, who owned the land, of a
fair profit.
SUMMON WITNESSES
People living in many eastern and
southern states whose names. it Is
charged, were registered without their
knowledge, have been summoned ;as
witnesses for the government.
Much interest Is attached to the trial
because of the government's position as
guardian of the Indian property.
One of the jurors who will try the
case is an Indian. He is John Carlisle,
a Cherokee, and as a member of what
are known as the Five Civilized Tribes
has been admitted to citizenship. Most
of the other jurors are farmers.
As soon as the case was called Fed
eral Judge. Marshall of Utah intimated
tiat later he would give the defense an
opportunity to argue for a dismissal of
the charge against Governor Haskell.
I O. B. Stuart, counsel for the de
fense, asked permission to argue for a
dismissal on the basis of a decision
rendered by the United States circuit
court of appeals of St. Louis last June.
This decision was given in the Lona
baugh case on an appeal from the dis
trict court of "Wyoming. Attorney
Stuart contended that the decision held
that In an alleged conspiracy to defraud
the government in the sale of lands the
defendants could not be punished for
overt acts, committed after the patents
to the land had been granted. He as
serts the caso was similar to that of
Governor Haskell.
. Judge Marshall said the defense might
be given permission to argue the point
as soon as the government had called*
its first witness.
USE NAMES OF SPOKANE
PEOPLE TO GRAB LANDS
SPOKANE, Sept. . 26.—That ' the
names of prominent Spokane families
were uaed In making entry on rich
coal claims in Alaska, but that in each
case a fictitious given name was at
tached to a well known surname, was
asserted today following . hearings .in
this city. ■ ;•*• -
These names are stated to have been
used without the knowledge or consent
of the - Spokane' persons whoso names
were thus used.
TOP (I.EJT TO BRIGHT)—BYRON E. SHEAR AND D. W. BBUNTON, BOTH OF
COLORADO. 881/OW—R. W. BROCK, DEPUTY MINISTER OF MINES, DO
MINION OF CANADA.
INVENTOR SOLVES
KEYHOLE PROBLEM
Charley Eyton Patents Mechan
ical First Aid to Belated and
Befuddled Bacchanalians
"Fear not, little one," said Percy
Souse, the clubman, to his wife as he
left for his nightly tour of the head
ache parlors, "Pear not; we have a
Charley Eyton keyhole illuminator—
I'll get in all right—you need riot wait
up to admit me."—From an up-to-the
minute novel.
Charley Eyton, manager of the Bur
bank theater, a man who has never
tasted liquor in his life (according to
an affidavit he made yesterday) though
known as a shining light in tha realm
of sportdom, a person of a mechanical
turn of genius, has suddenly become
the bacchanalian's friend by inventing
a device for illuminating keyholes, to
the end that a befuddled one may, with
no great amount of work, locate the
orifice to unlock the front door.
When wifey hears her better half
rattling a tattoo up and down the front
door in an effort to find the keyhole,
does she spring from slumber to admit
him? Not wifey—for the door is hung
with a beacon light and she knows
that her mate will eventually reach his
nest. A Charley Eyton keyhole illu
minator was in place.
Hubby Is loaning against the portal
gently caressing the panels. Hubby
has reached the caressing stage—the
period wherein he insisted on kissing
the bartender good night. Suddenly his
hand atrikes the door knob, there is
a flash of light which illuminates that
little brass-rimmed opening which has
hitherto been to hubby as difficult of
discovery as the fourth dimension.
Then hubby enters to rest—perhaps.
John Brannisan has boen to .1 meet
ing of the Knisnts of the Grape. John
had taken the third degree, the third
quart and then some. As ho wended
his homeward way the car tracks were
doing a serpentine—there were some
moons and other sky bodies that had
conio into existence within his past
few minutes of life. Very carefully
he crawled up the stairs. He reached
the door and then began the long
search for tho elusive keyholo. If there
was any part of that wooden bar to
(Coutlilued on l'»K» lw)
'I'M OUT OF RACE!'
DECLARES GAYNOR
New York Mayor States Formally
He Is Not a Candidate
for Governor
NEW YORK, Sept. 26.—Mayor Gay
nor issued tonight for the first time a
formal statement eaylng he Is not a
candidate for the Democratic nomina
tion for governor. Nowhere in the
statement does the mayor say, how
ever, what course he will pursue in the
event that the nomination is thrust on
him. He indicates that he prefers to
serve his full term as mayor, but at
the same time he emphasizes that he
feels no moral obligations to do so.
The statement, in the form of a let
ter to John A. Dlx, chairman of the
state committee. in part follows:
"I have further considered the mat
ter as you requested when you called
on me here with Mr, Mack last
Wednesday, but can only reiterate to
you that I am. not a candidate for
nomination for governor. This must
have been well known all along, for I
have written it to many people in the
(ast six months.
i>i;mi.s agreement stokv
"I am . not" influenced in my course
by assertions made here and there
that I made an agreement or compact
in the mayoralty campaign to serve out
the four years if elected. These false
assertions are made by persons who
opposed me and voted against me and
would do so again. I made no such
agreement. And if I had made a
pledge, that could not prevent the vot
ers from electing me to some other
office.
"There are some large things which
a governor could readily ! do for the
city of New York, by oversight and
legitimate interference, which the
mayor of that city cannot do without
much time and difficulty, if at all. But,
nevertheless, my wish to remain mayor
is such that I do not care to become
a | candidate for nomination for gov-
ernor.
"May I add that, as a matter of fact,
tho office of mayor of the city of New
York, considering the power and con
stant occasion for the exercise of the
highest functions of free government
(Continued on I'nge Two)
LJ IVY '111 I 'f'llH ♦ DAILY if. ON TRAINS Be.
nliMjfljJnj tUI XJ_iO . SUNDAYS 60. ON TRAINS 10«
"GOVERNMENT SHOULD ATTACK
TITLE TO S. P. GRANTS," SAYS
PINCHOT AT MINING CONGRESS
Former Forester Declares Railroads' Position
Should Not Prejudice People Against
True Conservation in the Oil Fields
NEW LIGHT, THROWN ON SUBJECT
President Buckley in Reports to National
Gathering Urges Revision of Mineral Land
Laws and Protection of Investors
Government Should Attack Southern Pacific's
Title to California Oil Lands, Says Pinchot
The early grants of the Southern Pacific in the state of Cali
fornia, containing oil, should not permit the people to despair of
conservation of the remaining lands of the government. The gov
ernment would not be doing its. duty unless it attacked the title
of the Southern Pacific to the lands included in these grants and
by legislation or otherwise restore them to the people of the
United States.
Before you condemn conservation find out what the friends of
this policy assert and do not condemn upon what the enemies of
conservation declare or dispute.—Gifford Pinchot, in his speech
before the American Mining congress.
Interest In the opening day of the
American Mining congress centered
in the speech of Glfford Pinchot last
night, in which he defended the policy
of conservation of the natural re
sources of the United States, set forth
several things not generally under
stood by many mining men of the
country, and threw on this great na
tional problem light where in many
places there had been darkness and
doubt of the true purpose of the great
men back of conservation and the ul
timate outcome if it is put in practice.
1 Mr Plnchot made a careful exam
ination into the affairs and operations
of oil men in the great San Joaqu n
valley and came to the congress fully
prepared to express his views on con
servation as he has advanced them
for many years, but with certain mod
ifications that will include mining for
oil in the state of California on gov
elLastnyear the government withdrew
all unclaimed land containing oil in
a certain area in the San Joaquin val
ley, leaving the Southern Pacific with
every alternate section upon which
to drill oil wells at pleasure Great
dissatisfaction arose among the inde
pendent operators, aAd the result was
that Gifford Pinchot came to explain
and urge that mining men of an
classes co-operate with the other peo
ple of the country in eliminating waste
and control by large interests and ac
complishing the restoration to the peo
ple of large areas that through former
bad legislation were permitted to slip
from the control of the people (gov-
point made by Mr. Plnchot
last night was that production would
not be curtailed, or checked in the
least, but that waste, including not
only forest fires, but human life in
mines and above ground on the natu
ral resources, would be eliminated as
much as possible. A point highly fa
vorable to the mining men was that
mining men would be permittetd to
use the water and forests upon or
contiguous to their properties and the
right to strip these lands by ( other than
legitimate mining men in the vicinity
would not be permitted, no* would
the water rights be given to any other.
He said that powerful interests, in
cluding bankers and railroads, were
banding together to fight for control
of these privileges, Ions: enjoyed and
abused, but that the American people
were aroused in defense of their sov
ereign rights, and that these fancied
interests were bound to be defeated.
Mr? Pinchot made these statements
not as threats, but simply to make his
position clear' that the time had ar
rived for a more complete control of
government and its natural resources
than has ever before existed in the
U?n tethe Sb aeginning Mr. Pinchotpaid a
high tribute to Dr. Joseph A. Holmes,
SI recently appointed director of the
bureau of mines, created last spring
at the instance of the American Min
ing congress. As to conservation in
general he said:
WORK FOB AM. PEOPLE
"Attacks upon the conservationists
are based for the most part upon mis
understanding. The conservationists
are working for all the people, and the
Dollcy of conservation must eventually
benefit all the people. The funda
mental principle of conservation is
that the natural resources belong to
all the people of the United States and
should be protected for their benefit.
In the past the few have been benefit
ed. The people of the nation wish to
change this condition and they will.
"'As to water power. Every stream
should bo made to serve the public to
the best advantage and not be per
mitted to fall into the hands of the
feWfhe people of the United States
oueht to be trusted to apply common
sense in the handling of their property.
Conservation answers the purpose of
the people and all should profit there
from. The policy of conservation, as
the people are coming to see it, is per
fectly simple, but I must say that a
great combination is now forming
among big intorests to fight for the
control of the water power of the gov
ernment. The government is trying to
avoid the passag6|Of these water power
rights to the big interests, and all
should labor for the preservation of
them.
•'The rights of state and nation In
regard to conservation have been a
cause of division among some, but this
should not be, for the several states
and the nation can work together in
conservation in the same harmony as
they have labored in the past in all
great problems concerning the people.
"For here Is a great point to bo con
sidered: In relation to water power,
for example, conservation is not to pre-
OcENTS
vent development nor check it. There
is no saving so great as that of water
for power. It is a matter that affects
the very vitals of the people. We want
the water developed, but not by the In
dividual control. Water is one of tha
necessities of life. Every water power
site now held by etthor' state or gov
ernment should be kept by It and
leased.
"The conservationists want co-opera- .
tion between state and nation and not
discord. Both should work together.
"As to forests, all should be held in
the control of the people and the gov
ernment should protect them against
fire and other waste. Reforestration
should be urged. Great waste has been
wrought both by flre and Individual
control, but these forests have never
been replenished. Every other crop
throughout the land is replenished, why
not the forests? Private ownership
also Is a public trust, and all owners of
land should assist in keeping tho
forests in repair and should protect
them from waste through fire.
"Every acre ■ should be put to use
by the greatest number of people and
the excessive holding by individuals
should not be tolerated. Settlement
of land must be encouraged and tho
land disposed of in fee simple, but sep
arate from mineral beneath the sur
face which comes under a different
head."
REFERS TO AGRJCUX.TURAI. LANDS
In this respect Mr. Pinchot referred
especially to agricultural land in the
coal regions.
"The object of conservation Is not
to tie ■- :> development but to prevent
the present generation wasting the
natural resources. The coming gen
erations have a right to some of tha
benefits.
"Mining men should accept the prop
osition and urge It. We believe in de
veloping but not in speculation and
monopoly. The people should supervise
regulations concerning the natural re
sources, seek to prevent the loss of
life, fires and accidents in mines.
That is fair to all mining men.
•"He is an enemy to both state, and
nation who picks differences between
them. The conservationists are striv
ing for the good of all and should re
ceive the support of all the people, and
national control nor state control
should not enter into the controversy.
What Is needed is both a national
conservation commission and a state
conservation commission, and they
should work together. In this way
all the resources could be handled
equitably ana harm would be done to
no man. |
"The forest service has never at
tempted to interfere ■with mining, but
as a fundamental fo.ct has endeavored
to beat the man who was trying to
get control of land under pretense ol
legitimate mining."
TAKES SHOT AT &UUNOGR
Mr. Pinchot referred always to the
forestry service as "we," explaining
that he did so through force of habit,
and took a little shot at Ballinger by;
saying, with a smile, that he had not
apology to make.
Speaking of the leasing system, Mr.
Pinchot said:
"Conservation must not and will not
interfere with the prospector. Any sys
tem that did so would not be sound.
All the conservationists are trying to
do Is to mal^e the prospector's work!
easier, to facilitate and not check hia
progress.
"People of the United States have
this idea of conservation soundly in
their heads and are adopting it daily,
and I note, an they have, that opposi
tion to conservation is rapidly disap
pearing both effectually and in quan
tity. This pollry is here to stay, and,
not to boast, but simply to state a fact,
the mining men should support It and!
help us all, with suggestions and ad
vice, rather than holding out, only, in
the end, to be chagrined by defeat.
Take a hand —that is the wise and sen
sible thing to do. No doubt everything
objected to can be adjusted, and in this
way you will win in the victory with
the rest.
PATENTS SHOULD RE OIVEV
"Now concerning oil: First, men who
have made bona-flde locations previous
to withdrawal —last fall —and who have
been developing in good faith should
get their patents.
"Second —Oil lands not now located
should remain so. Legislation should
be made for the development of thesa
lands, say for three years, and if oil
is found tho government should give a
permit to develop for a period of many
years, say lor twenty-flve years, anil
the operator should pay a royalty, but
small enough as not to hamper his
development of the land."
Mr. Plnchot referred to tho earljr
(Continued on Fa«« Slxj

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