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Colonel Defeats Vice President
Sherman for Convention
Grins gt Attack of Enemy's Ver
bal Artillery—Conqueror
in Full Control
SARATOGA, N. V., Bept. 27.—Col
onel Roosevelt held an extended con-
ference tonight with Senator Root, Lloyd
C. Grlscom and Charles S. Francis of
Troy to consider the available candi
dates for governor. Colonel Roosevelt
leans strongly toward Senator lllnman.
It was reported late tonight that Mr.
Grlsoom would succeed Timothy Ik
Woodruff as chairman of the state com
William Barnes, Jr., leader of the old
guard. In a statement tonight declared
Colonel Roosevelt has used his "cadgol"
against the delegates from Vice Presi
dent Sherman's- district, because "Mr.
Sherman dared to oppose htm."
United States Senator Klllm Boot was
■elected tonight by the committee on
permanent organization as permanent
. rhatrmiin. Ue »IU address the conven
llon tomorrow.
(Associated Press)
SARATOGA, N. V., Sept. 27.—C01.
Theodore Roosevelt rode today on the
top wave of victory, defeating Vice
President Sherman for temporary
chairman of the Republican state con
vention and bowling: over the "old
guard" in the first engagement of a
probable series of conflicts.
Colonel Roosevelt was in his element.
After he had named the members of
the three important committees and
the convention had adjourned to meet
tomorrow, the colonel turned to the
newspaper men and remarked:
"I said 'frazzle,' you may recall.
You may quote me on that."
At Troy yesterday the former presi
dent said he would beat his opponents
to a frazzle.
There were 1011 votes cast in the con
vention, of which Colonel Roosevelt re
ceived 568 and Vice President Sherman
443, giving the leader of the pro
gressives a majority of 125.
Colonel Roosevelt did not vote, Mr.
Sherman voted for John Doe and two
of the New York county delegates did
not respond when their names were
called. The vote as officially an
nounced at the convention gave Roose
velt 567 and Sherman 415, but an error
in the count was discovered tonight.
In his speech as temporary chairman
Colonel Roosevelt spoke feelingly of
what President Taft had accomplished
in his administration, saying the laws
passed reflect high credit upon all who
succeeded in putttlng them in their
present shape on the statute books;
they "represent an earnest of the
achievement which Is yet to come;
and the benefits and far-reaching im
portance of this work done for tho
whole people measure the credit which
is rightly due to the congress and to
our able, upright and distinguished
president, William Howard Taft."
Mr. Roosevelt bitterly assailed the
bosses, declaring that the difference
between a boss and a leader is that
the leader leads and the boss drives.
"The difference," he said, "is that
the leader holds his place by firing
the conscience and appealing to the
reason of his followers, and the boss
holds his place by crooked and under
hand manipulation."
Thunders of applause greeted the
colonel as he was escorted to the
speakers' stand by Vice President
Sherman and Cornelius V. Collins.
It was a day of oratory; it was a
day of bitter and acrimonious speech.
With the opening of the convention
State Chairman Woodruff denned the
position of the old guard and an
nounced that Vice President Sherman
had been selected for temporary chair
man by the state committee. And
then the fight was on.
Chairman Woodruff said:
I have been Instructed by the Republican
state committee to recommend to this con
vention a temporary chairman, and In doing
■o I auk your Indulgence for a moment.
President Taft deeply desires that his
party here In convention assembled, rep
resenting the largest and most potent Re
publlcai constituency of th« United States,
should unequivocally Indorse his adminis
tration. This I know from personal knowl
edge as the result of a visit made two
weeks before the meeting of the state com
' mlttee, to the summer capital at Beverly.
There he made known not only his desires,
but also his apprehensions.
To allay these apprehensions, what more
natural than the selection to make the
keynote speech as temporary chairman of
him who has been sent to speak for the
administration to all parts of the country,
even Into the president's own state of Ohio
—the vice president of the United States,
James S. Sherman T
Who else, Indeed, could the committee, unless
actuated by some ulterior motive, have
even thought of to speak for the national
administration In this, his own state, which
with unanimity and enthusiasm presented
him two years ago at Chicago as the choice
for the second highest office In the gift of I
the people?
A precedent for the designation of the
vice president as temporary chairman of
the convention by the state committee at
Its meeting last night (Mr. Woodruff con
tinued) was wisely established two years
ago, when Senator Root, then premier of
the national administration, was selected
at the meeting of the state committee,
held a month before the convention.
As chairman of the Republican state com
mittee, no one had suggested to me or,
as far as I know, to any other member of
the committee the name of any other per
son than the vice president as temporary
chairman until Mr. Grlacom, sitting In the
committee as ft proxy, moved to substitute
another name ■ for that of Vice President
Sherman after the latter's name has been
(Continued •■ Fas* tw«). ;' |
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27.— J. W. Lynch,
an aged resident .of Los Angeles, has
been missing since last Thursday and
today police are conducting a search
for him at the instance of W. L. Bos
ton, a ranchman residing at Old San
Diego, at whose home Lynch was vis
iting. The two got separated In a
crowd that was watching a circus pa
rade and since that time no trace of
Lynch has been found by the rancher.
Boston says he believes his friend is
slightly deranged. Two persons have
reported seeing a man answering the
description of Lynch, . but could, give
no further information on. the sub
ject; ' ,
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair Wed
nesdays overcast In the mornings light south
wind. Maximum temperature yesterday, 75
degree* | minimum temperature, SO ; degrees.
The Distrlot of Columbia Is represented
In Mining congress by Mrs. W. C.
Upham. PAGE 1
Conservation and government attitude
toward ■ oil ■ land* subject of strong .
debate at Mining congress. , ; PAGE 1
City council meets to dismiss the-dis-"-'V*
tribution of 18.000 surplus Inches of
water. - P^B 1
Council starts proceedings to build mu
nicipal' railway to San Pedro. PAGE 3
W. T. Wheatley, general manager of
the Consolidated Lumber company,
resigns to engage In oil business.
Highland Park ' Improvement company
files suit to recover $80,000. PAGE 8
Harbor commissioners conditionally in
dorse lumber, concern's demand
against government. PAGE S
Man claiming to be German baron sent
to penitentiary,for passing bad check.
Paclflo Eleotrlo assures city flagmen
will not 'be supplanted by automatic
. devices. . ■ i r PAGE -9
Chinese merchant charges tong members
with attacking him with Intent to
oommlt murder. PAGE 9
Another woman claimant comes for- ,
ward and seeks 160,000 share In Bald
win estate. ".'«» PAGE 8
Supervisors accept bid for $217,000 of
furniture for hall of records. PAGE 9
Woolwlne will open campaign for of
fice of district attorney In Simpson
auditorium Friday night. PAGE 13
Elevator operator In the Paciflo Electrlo
building Is held u» with revolver and
robbed. «Sj V"'. PAGE 4
Three hundred and fifty taxpayers in
Wllshlre district petition for street
lights and other conveniences. PAGE 9
Theaters. ",.,"' PAGE 6
Society' and clubs. , PAGE 6
Citrus fruit report. / V PAGE -7
Markets and financial. PAGE! 7
News of the courts. — • PAGE 8
Municipal affairs. PAGE S
Sports. .i.-; PAGES 10-11
Shipping. PAGE 11
Editorial and Letter Bos. PAGE 12
Politics. , PAGE 13
City brevities. „..-, PAGE 13
Marriage ■ licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. - ' PAGES 14-15
Theodore Bell. Democratic candidate,
accorded : enthusiastic , reception at
Santa Ana. <. ; # , PAGHI 13
By failure to pass over mayor's veto :
the ordinance to close Pasadena's the-*'"
aters on Sunday - dies In council.
Committee appointed by Santa Monica
council rcporr no opposition to auto
I. road race. y, , PAGE 14
Riverside county highway commission- ,
' ers return : from Important oonference
at San Diego. PAGE 11
Mutilated body Vof Indian woman Is ■
found near. Colton... v PAGE 14
Captain W. P. Stokey, United States
engineer, Inspects Lung Beach har
bor. * . . PAGE 14
Ranchers in Mission section ask removal ;
-' „• Santa Fa dikes In storm water 1
ditch. ' PAGE 14
Southern California Methodists open
conference at Fresno. PAGE 2
Earthquake shocks continue in north
• crn Arizona and '. frightened people
flee. - . PAGE I
Hiram Johnson makes nine speeches In
day on campaign across three coun- '
ties. f PAGE IS
Roosevelt routs "old guard" at New
. York Republican convention and de
feats Vice President Sherman for
temporary chairman. ■ PAGE 1
New nationalism scores against state's,
rights at National Irrigation con- .
gress. - PAGE 1
Comptroller of currency to establish' -.
central oredlt bureau. PAGE 3
Monument ■ unveiled to Pennsylvania
soldiers who fought at . Gettysburg.
Thomas G. Plant Shoe company offic- A
• ially announces end of litigation
against United Shoe company. PAGE 3
Barney Oldfleld sets four ' new auto J
world's records. PAGE 10
Mayor ; Gaynor flatly declines to ' be X 4
Democratic candidate for governor of
New YorlbiClßMNitlMME? PAGE :
Hearsay evidence barred. In I^orimer ■
trial. PAGE, J
Rooseveltian Theory Seems to Be
Favored More Than States'
Rights at Pueblo
Newell Describes Development in
the West Due to Gov
ernment Work
[Associated Press]
PUEBLO, Colo., Feb. 27.—The only
grain of comfort for states' rights ad
vocates In water distribution at today's
session of tho eighteenth national Irri
gation congress was the address of
Frank C. Goudy of Denver who advo
cated larger private and state holdings
in Irrigation projects.
Further than this, the day was not
encouraging to supporters of, this pol
icy, even in the caucus of the Colorado
delegation this morning, when It was
decided by a surprisingly close vote to
carry the contest to the resolution*
committee and later to the floor of the
Determined opposition developed to
the proposed recommendation for an
appropriation of $1,000,000 annually to
the fund of the reclamation service for
use in gauging streams.
Like obstacles were oncountered by
sponsors for the resolution recommend
ing a redistribution of water along the
Kio Grande in Southern Colorado, New
Mexico and Western Texas.
With the split of the Colorado dele
gations, advocates of the new nation
alism and supporters of the federal
reclamation service are jubilant, and
consider their victory already won.
New evidences of the favor with
which this policy is regarded appeared
today in the meeting of the forestry
service and stockmen. Though merely
a sidelight to the main congress, this
meeting demonstrated a growing
friendly feeling and ended in an in
dorsement of the forest rangers and
forestry service by the stockmen.
The "water pirate" was scored today
by Mr. Goudy, who Baid In part:
I believe Irrigation as a private en
terprise should be fostered. While much
has been accomplished under the fed
eral reclamation aot, far more land has
been reclaimed by private enterprise and
capital, and the one criticism I have to
make of the federal reclamation service
Is that in some Instanoes It has serious
ly Interfered with the reclamation work
attempted by private enterprises. The
greatest asset of the arid section Is Its
Irrigated lands, but several state govern
ments have seemingly never fully appre-
elated th» value of tills great wealth
"" producing resource. In Colorado It has
been extremely difficult and often lmpos-
Blblß to obtain appropriation* sufficient
to enable the state engineer and other
officers charged with the duty of properly
distributing the waters of & natural
stream to carry on their work.
Borne, If not all, of the states nave
neglected to enact a code of Irrigation
laws that will protect against those who
file claims for water appropriations from
streams and reservoirs without doing any
thing more, and by that means prevent
legitimate enterprises from obtaining such
sites and proceeding with the construc
tion of a system of works that -would tend
to reclaim new lands.
The construction of a system of water
works for Irrigation should not be au
thorized until the same has been Inves
tigated and approved by the state engi
neer. No investor In Irrigation district
bonds should be misled, and so far as
the banks and large corporations dealing
In »uch bonds are concerned, they al
ways have the means of acquiring full
Information as to what Is behind an ir
rigation security before they purchase the
same, and If any of them are duped or
misled It will be because they have not
exercised good business judgment In prop
erly advising themselves.
Appreciation of the Improvement In
the character and stability of irrigation
projects was voiced by George E. Bar
stow of Texas, who urged the necessity
of fostering all legitimate efforts to co
ordinate the investments of the nation
with the great work of irrigation by
private enterprises.
Mr. Barstow made a strong appeal
for irrigation, not only as an economic
project, but as on aid to civilization
and a potent factor in the world's
progress. His speech in part follows:
"The first essential for a successful
issue of irrigation is a sufficient sup
ply of good water. One may possess
twenty, fifty or one hundred thousand
acres of fine alluvial land, splendid cli
mate, nearby markets, etc., and yet if
lacking a proper supply of water ho
need not look for a successful issue.
I regret to say that there are men in
different parts of ou* country, who
having gained possession of land, have
made the innocent to suffer, and also
brought some disrepute on a great and
most important national industry.
"We cannot too strongly condemn
operations of this kind, and I trust
that the committee on resolutions of
this congress will present for our
adoption a resolution on this matter,
setting the subject before the country
in no uncertain manner. If we are to
continue in irrigation by private enter
prise in the great arid and semi-arid
parts of our nation we must constant
ly draw and hold t).e confidence of our
moneyed interests and investing
classes. We cannot hope for such most
desirable results If lor one moment we
countenance those irrigation operations
that are designed to filch the public.
"History discovers to us that irriga
tion by private enterprise has always
been In the van. This has been true
in India, Syria, Babylon, Kgypt, Java,
under the subjects and successors of
Montozuma; in Chile, Peru, Argentina
and the United States. Before the
English imperial government began its
great work in irrigation in India the
people of India by private enterprise
had constructed works of various types
capable of irrigating 25,000,000 acres of
land. This acreage has been Increased
to over 30,000,000 ncres by private en
terprise; and over 20,000,000 acres by
imperial government.
"I have many times advocated the
(Continued on l'age Four"
Council Considers Formation of
a District to Distribute
18-000 Extra Inches
Contiguous Lands to Be Enriched
$13300*000 Annually at
$2,000,000 for System
Formation of water districts to take
over the surplus of water of the Owens
river from Los Angeles and redis
tribute It to outside municipal corpo
rations and agriculturists, was ona
of the chief subjects of discussion at
the meeting held In the council cham
ber last night to discuss the distribu
tion of this surplus. That the Interest
In the subject is keen was shown by
the fact that the crowd last night was
fufly as large as the one last Thursday
night, and the speakers chosen by the
program committee were plied with
questions from every part of the hall.
Several speakers suggested that
water districts similar to the Chicago
drainage district be formed, to be com
posed of municipalities and agricul
tural districts that wanted some of
the water. J. B. Lippincott, assistant
chief engineer of tho aqueduct, sug
gested topographical districts and
others dwelt on the necessity of city
and county consolidation. But all
were unanimous on the one point that
the districfs to be supplied should be
contiguous to Los Angeles and capable
of absorption Into the city by some
form of annexation.
Last night was chiefly devoted to
the discussion of legal questions in
volved in the distribution of the 18,000
inches of surplus water that the city
will have to dispose of In awo years,
when the Owens river Is brought to
Los Angeles. James A. Anderson, who
has been engaged as attorney by the
city In several of Its water canes, and
who was a member of the board of
public works during the early stages
of the Owens river project, was the
first speaker. He confined his remarks
to legal questions.
"The charter clearly defines the pow
ers and limitations of the city in the
disposal of its water," he said. "These
charter provisions afford ample pro
tection to the taxpayers, even should
we have such a council as we have
had in the past. No water that the
city owns can be absolutely alienated
exWept by a vote of two-thirds of the
people. It is only the surplus water
that can be disposed of without a vote,
and the disposal of this water must
first be arranged by the water board
and ratified by an ordinance passed
by the city council. Such an ordinance
would, of course, be subject to the
"It has been shown here that other
districts coming into the city would be
exempt from paying a share of the
bonded indebtedness incurred by the
city In securing this water up to tho
time of their admission to the cit»\
Until we receive some revenue from
"the distribution of the surplus water
and the power we will feel the burden
of the extra taxation. Other munic
ipalities who want some of this water
should; begin as soon as possible to
make arrangements to bear a portion
of the expense. It would appear that
the scheme of bonuses suggested by
Mr. Mulholland In his report would be
a proper plan for sharing this burden.
For instance, if we should lease water
to Pasadena under the bonus system,
the amount she had paid in bonus
would make up for the amount of tax
ation she would escape If she later be
came a part of the city. The same is
true if the water should be sold for
irrigation purposes."
In response to a question from Joseph
Simon and others, Mr. Anderson stated
that he estimated it would be about
twenty-five years, at the present rate
of growth, when Los Angeles would
need all the surplus water.
W. H. McGee of Pasadena was the
first to suggest the water district plan.
He considered it would be proper to
form such a district and bond it to pur
chase 2500 or 3000 inches of water, pay
ing the proceeds of the bonds to Los
Angeles and putting a large lump sum
in the city treasury. He wanted to
know how soon the city would want to
call back the water it would lease.
Mr. Mulholland declared that he did
not believe It would ever be necessary
to call back any of the surplus water
if care was taken that the water was
not spread out too thinly. The sur
plus water, he said, would supply all
the country contiguous to Los Angeles,
and the same amount of water supplied
an acre built up with home that was
required to irrigate an acre for agri
cultural purposes.
It has been estimated that the sur
plus water will irrigate 185,000 acres of
land, and J. B. Lippincott dwelt largely
on this fact when he spoke of some of
the engineering features of the dis
tribution. He declared that he con
sidered the use of the water for irriga
tion of vast importance, esthnating
that each of the 135,000 acres so irri
gated would produce $100 an acre, giv
ing $13,500,000 annually to be distributed
around territory contiguous to Los An
geles. He also stated that if the water
was Judiciously put on the land there
never would be any occasion for calling
it back. He said that at a rough esti
mate he would say it would cost about
$2,000,000 to construct the distributing
system for this 135,000 acres and that
districts should be organized that could
bond themselves to meet this expense.
In part he said:
"In determining the areas to be
supplied with water, topographic dis
tricts should be outlined which can be
served to advantage, physically and
economically, by mains and distribut
ing systems.
"In building a main and distribu
tion system to a given district the con
duits should be large enough and tho
supply adequate to furnish ample wa
ter to all lands or Inhabitants therein.
Manifestly It would be unjust to serve
one man with water and subsequently
refuse It to his next door neighbor, !
(ally In districts that are either
ntly or prospectlvely destined to i
be urban or suburban in character.
"If water Is taken at present for
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Police Charge and Slash Rioters
with Sharp Edges of
Their Swords
[Associated Press]
BERLIN, Sept. 27.—Even greater vio
lence than that of last night character
ized collisions between police and
rioters in the Moabit precinct this
evening-. Many were Injured on both
The district presents the aspect of a
besieged city. Thousands of strikers
and their sympathizers gathered In the
streets as soon as darkness fell. A
hundred mounted and 800 foot police
men, armed with revolvers and swords,
were stationed at various quarters.
They were under orders from the com
missioner to exert a severe repressive
measure and to use the sharp edges of
their swords instead of striking with
the flat.
The rioters about 9 p. m. began the
trouble which increased as the night
progressed. Several stores were
sacked. The police charged time and
again, wounding many. Men and wo
men at windows hurled missiles at the
police, who replied with revolver
Commissioner yon Jagow drove In an
automobile through the precinct about
10 p. m., when the riot was at Its
height. Crowds of furious strikers and
their sympathizers, among whom were
many women, howled Imprecations at
him and his men. while flower pots,
various household articles and other
missiles fell In showers from the win
The police entered several flats In
Wald strasse, from one of which a
maddened woman threw a lighted lamp
against an advancing squad, burning
several of the men. Many Bhots were
fired from the crowd and the police
charged with drawn swords, leaving
many injured on the ground.
Scores of arrests were made. The
saloons were ordered closed at 11
o'clock and cordons of police prevented
the approach of thousands arriving
from other quarters. This measure
was effective In bringing about com
parative calm, but groups of sullen
strikers were prowling In the vicinity
up to midnight.
Twelve hundred police are now oc
cupying the precinct. The total num
ber of casualties recorded Is 100
strikers Injured, thirteen dangerously,
and two policemen so severely hurt
that they were removed to the hospital.
In addition there were hundreds who
received minor injuries.
CLEVELAND, Sept. 27—Donald P.
Stubbs, son of John C. Stubba, direc
tor of traffic of the Harriman lines,
who was found in the offices of the
Union Pacific railroud here at mid
night Saturday with a bullet wound
over bis heart, died tonight.
."Sill KJlJlli y.;\JL ±JUO . SUNDAYS So. ON TRAINS 10a,
Mrs. Upham Represents District
of Columbia in Mining Con
gress for Sixth Year
Mrs. W. C. Upham, general manager
of the Gold Divide Mining, Milling and
Tunnel company of Montezuma, Colo.,
occupies a unique position In the
American Mining congress, being the
only woman delegate to the congress.
Mrs. Upham, who Is an- experienced
miningl woman and one of the most
enthusiastic members the mining con
gress has, represents the District of
Columbia in the congress' sessions.
Mrs. Upham has represented the
District of Columbia at the last five
sessions of the congress, having never
missed a meeting since she became
connected with the organization. Al
though the only woman delegate on
the floor of the congress, Mrs. Upham
is not averse to getting up and letting
every man present know just what she
thinks of every question that comes
before the house. She has some de
cided opinions on mining conditions in
the United States and of the forces
that are working to build up the in
dustry. She is against the conserva
tion policy advocated by Mr. Pinchot,
but admits that some of his arguments
are good, although, she says, they are
not as good aa the arguments that she
and other anti-Pinchot conservation
ists can put up.
In appearance Mrs. Upham is a
small, businesslike woman, with a way
about her that would undoubtedly get
results where men would fail. She is
general manager of a mining company
which Is capitalized at $2,000,000 and
controls large Interests in Colorado.
She is a practical engineer and person
ally directs all the operations of her
company. Just at present the Gold
Divide company is driving a seven
mile tunnel, and Mrs. Upham is direct
ing the work, having a number of col
lege graduates engaged under her di
Her husband, W. C. Upham, is pres
ident of the company of which she is
general manager, but he is the only
one of the family who is connected
with it, so the position she occupies is
not due to family influence.
"The present congress of mining
men is an all-important one," said
Mrs. Upham at the Angelus last even
ing, "and of course tho burning ques
tion is conservation. I have attended
the last five congresses, and at each
of them such important questions as
this have arisen and have been settled.
It will take time, but this will be set
tled the same way."
Mrs. Upham makes her headquarters
In Denver and in Washington, D. C.
She is greatly interested in the work
of the mining congress and hay great
faith in its development Into an all
powerful organization in the mining
Federal Control oif Oil Lands
Is Both Attacked and
Warmly Defended
Pinchot Plan of Giving Patents to
Men Who Located Prior to
Withdrawal Upheld
10:00 a. m.—-Announcements. ■' . .
10:18 a. —Introductions of resolutions.
10:80 a. m.—Report of committee on re*
vision.of mineral land laws, by Will
I/. Clark, Jerome, Ariz.
10:45 a. m.—Address, "Iron Ores of the
■ Southwest," by C. Colcock Jone*, Tern
Angeles, Cal.
11:00 a. m.—Address, "Copper of Ari
zona," by Frank H. Prebert, Los An
geles, Cal.
11:30 a.m. Address, Honorable Frank
Mondell, congressman from Wyom-
Ing, chairman of the public lands
committee of tbe house of repre
sent tires, .-i."
11:45 a. Address, lion. William F.
Engelbrlght, member .• of congress
from first district, California.
8:00 p. m.—Announcements.
1:15 p. m.—lntroduction of resolutions,
:30 p. m.—Address, "Consecration In Its
Relation to the Mining Industry," by
Dr. James Douglas.
3 :00 p.m. Report of committee on
smelter rates, by Harry 1,. Day, Wal
lace, Idaho.
1:30 p. m.—Report of committee on "Pro
tection of Mine Investors," by
Thomas E. Kepner, Reno, Nev.
11:15 p.m.—Address, "The Elimination of
the Fake Promoter," by Lewis B.
Aubtzry, San Francisco, Cal,
1:15 Address, "The Protection of
Mine Investors," by Clark Ross Ma
nan, Pasadena, Cal.
1:80 p.m.—Reception of President and
Mrs. K. R. Buckley In foyer of Ma
son opera house, by ' members, dero
gates ' and ladies.
1:30 p.m.—Address by Joseph A. -Holmes,
director, bureau of mines.
The Bubject of conservation prac
tically consumed the two sessions of
the American Mining congress yester
day. Everything was not clear sailing
for the conservationists, however, for
there were present men representing
powerful interests who are opposed to
conservation for one reason or another,
and these men expressed their views
in keeping with the express wish of
the corigress. The object of the gather
ing, as announced, is to ascertain tha
views of all the mining men, and
through the medium of resolutions urge
their needs at Washington.
Among the principal speakers of tha
two sessions yesterday were Thomas
A. O'Donnell In the forenoon, against
conservation, and Thomas IS. Gibbon,
who spoke for conservation, as enun
ciated by Mr. Pinchot, with amend
ments or suggestions of modification
for the benefit of California oil men.
Aa a supplement to these arguments
were talks by prominent men, some ia
opposition and some in favor of con
During the day several resolutions
of Importance were adopted by the
congress as follows:
Favoring a chemical laboratory to
the benefit of the mining Interests.
Favoring the federal Inspection of
Favoring publicity in all doings of
the bureau of mines In relation to
mining transactions.
Favoring the protection of water
holes In the desert and the establish*
ment of sign posts in the desert.
At the morning session nearly all
the talks were by anti-conservationists,
but In the afternoon the conservation
ists came back In a manne- that
aroused the entire gathering.
George E. Whittaker of- BakfrsfleM
favored the indorsement of the Ameri
can Mining congress by the California
oil men, telieving, as he said, that
the majority of the oil men favored
the congress and its work In a£"aaclng
the cause of mining in general. Ho
said he believed that the congress
could do the oil men a great deal oC
He favored upholding oil operators
who had made location prior to with
drawal last fall by the government,
thus supporting a policy of Mr. Pin- •
chot, who Monday night said such
locations should be protected by
patent when the locator had demon
strated by good faith and development
that ho was entitled to patent.
Following in the trend of argument
advanced by many oil men of Cali
fornia, Mr. WhiUaker advised that tha
present placer mining law, under which
oil landa are located, should bo left la
force, but with certain amendments
favorable to the location of oil lands.
By this he explained that a location
ohould be made for the purpose of
prospecting, and that if oil be found
on the claim patent should' be given
and prospector be permitted to p*y in
the usual form of a fee simple, or in
other words, to the state rather than
to the government. This polk-y is la
line with the Smith bill and th- tegu
ment similar to Congressman Smith's.
He said that the recent rulings of th«i
land department were unfair and un
just to the people.
Temporary Secretary Sidney >.
of the American Mining congrei
a letter from Secretary B.ilHngor, Bet
ting forth his views and regretting his
Inability through official business at
Washington to be present it the con
vention to speak personally. Mr. Bil
llnger's letter follows:
Because of my nUrest in the dvntsp- :)
ment at the mineral resource* of our public .'
domain, I would be pleaaed to attend the ■
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