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NUMBER 304 X -KJA-Jll . O\J I^JCiIMO PER MONTH
MERGER OF CITY
AND COUNTY IS
SPEAKERS' SLOGAN
Judge Works and T. E. Gibbon
Discuss Vital Features
of Consolidation
VAST INTERESTS AT STAKE
Enthusiastic Gathering in Council
Chamber Cheers References
to Owens River Project
City and county consolidation was
the keynote of the meeting in the
council chamber last night, when the
disposition of the 18,000 Inches of sur
plus water from the Owens river was
discussed. This feature was especially
dwelt on by Judge J. D. Works and T.
E. Gibbon, who represented the City
club. Judge Works brought up cer
tain legal phases and declared that
the way to solve them without diffi
culty was to consolidate the city and
county governments. Mr. Gibbon fol
lowed him and the entire theme of his
address was city and county consol
idation.
W. B. Mathews, attorney for the
aqueduct, led the discussion.
"Certain things seem to be agreed
on, from the remarks I have heard
at previous meetings," said Mr.
Mathews. "and one of these is that
the title to this water shall remain
with us unimpaired.
"In providing for water supply it is
usual to provide for a reserve, and
this surplus shall be our reserve. But
-while we have this reserve ior our
future needs we may at the same time
put it to use, adding to the wealth of
our community.
"Mr. Mulholland's proposal is along
the lines of what this community
would Indorse. The essential principle
of his proposition la that the lands to
be supplied with water should be such
as are located so they can be taken
Into the city. The aesthetic sense may
guide us some In this. Wo should
have a care as to the shape of our
future city. Its length and its breadth.
KAT'JSUCARJMNO CSTT6 TITLE
"The interests of the city and the
territory surrounding it. are common.
The mere fact that an imaginary line
divides us politically dots not make
any special difference in our common
interests. It happens that the water
supply can only be provided by the
city because the city is organized and
has the credit and wealth to carry out
the project. It would seem but a mat
ter of Justice, considering the Immense
mortgage the city las placed on Itself,
that the neighbors who are to share
the water should share the expense,
and that some such system as the
bonuses suggested by Mr. Mulholland
would be the proper method. I see no
legal difficulty In getting a bonus with-,
out compromising title to the water.
Not a drop should be turned over ex
cept with a contract that will safe
guard the city's title. The people of
this city should look to it that this Is
done, and I believe they can rest as
sured it will be done."
A. W. Redmond was to have repre
sented the Merchants and Manufac
turers association, but if he was pres
ent he did not respond to the demand
of Mayor Alexander that he make an
address. Philo J. Qeveridge represent
ed the chamber of commerce. He is a
member of the Owens river committee
of that organization, but said that the
chamber had no special suggestions to
offer.
BPEKCH OF JUDGE WOIIKS
Judge Works followed Mr. Beveridge
as representative of the City club. He
brought up several legal phases of the
matter.
"In order to talk intelligently it
would be necessary to know what title
the city has to this water," said Judge
Works. "It may own it for its own
citizens, and in that case it could do
anything with it that It chooses. But
it may only hold the water as trustee
and then its powers are limited. If
the city had condemned the water It
could take only such an amount as it
needed. One way to solve all these
difficulties and remove all doubts is,
to consolidate the government of the
city and county."
T. E. Gibbon, who also represented
the City club, followed Judge Works'.
"I want to say that whatever scheme
is decided on, the city can depend on
Its officials to get the best bargain
possible," said Mr. Gibbon. "Anyone
who has given any thought to the
matter must have come to the conclu
sion that one way to remove all legal
difficulties in connection with this wat
er Is to consolidate our city and county
government. We are contributing
two-thirds of the cost of one part of
our dual government, the county, %nd
all the cost of the other part, the city.
"If we use this water as we should,
we can succeed in getting all the ter
ritory wo need t« enable us to abolish
this double government. What we
would save in the expense of running
the government r:ould pay all the costs
of the aqueduct. We should decide
on the territory we want In our corr
solldated government, and say to each
division of that territory, come in with
us. We have the loadstone in our hands
that will draw to us all the territory
necessary to abolish this double sys
tem of government. And if we do it
we will save enough In twenty years
to wipe out all this debt."
APPXAUBE FOB CONSOLIDATION
The applause that greeted every ref
erence to consolidation from either
speaker showed that there was strong
sympathy In the audience for the'^Han
they proposed.
There were representatives from oth
#pr organizations present, but nearly all
declared they were not prepared to
discuss the project. J. A. Anderson
represented the Municipal league, J.
E. Tlmmons, CentralvLabor council;
Garner Curren and D. (3. Loueks, Fed
erated Improvement associations; G.
C. Slocomb, Single Tax club; Samuel
Rees made a short talk.
There will be no meeting next Tues
day night as there was this week, but
one will be held next Thursday night
and the bankers' association has been
Invited to send speakers. Other speak
ers may be arranged for before the
night of the meeting.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
MRS. RICKER TO OPEN N. H.
GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN
RAN JOSE, Sopl. 29.—Mm. Manila
Rlcker, candidate for governor of New
Hampshire, left here tonight for that
state to make a campaign for election.
A petition bearing the necessary 1000
nnmen has been filed, entitling her to
the nomination.
Being unable to rah as a regular Re
publican, Mrs. Kicker named her party
the "Equal Right Republican party."
She Is the first woman to be admitted
to the practice of law In New Hamp
shire.
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
FORECAST
For I.ob Angeles and vicinity t Fair Fri
day i overcast In morning) moderately warm;
Unlit north wind, changing •to sooth. Max
imum temperature yesterday, 87 degrees;
minimum temperature, 65 degrees.
LOS ANGELES
National Mining; congress Indorses con
servation, but with radical modifica
tions; opposes leasing system. PAGE 1
Judge Works and T. B. Gibbon, repre
senting City club, speak In council
chamber of city and county consoli
dation. *• PAGE 1
"Squeeze me." Inscription on bankers'
badges, considered ultra-lively and are
withdrawn by committee. PAGE 3
Ban Joaquln valley to get'cheap elec
tric power . through $26,000,000 deal.
PAGE 6
Citizens object to further assessments
for addition to Agricultural *Vark.
page 6
Relative* of Anastaclo Alvltre, 100 years
old. claims son feeds aged parent on
beans alone. , PAGE 8
Ordinance prepared to change names
of many streets in annexed districts. r'
PAGE 8
Mrs. Olena Eccle» given divorce from
husband, manager of Eacles & Smith
| companies. , PAGE 8
"Whistle system" of regulating street
traffic Is given first local trial and
proves success. PAGE 9
Lieutenant Jams* I* Todd , dismissed
from firs department as result of
charges. PAGE »
Dana W. Bartlett. superintendent of
Bethlehem Institute, plans municipal
reference bureau. - PAGE 9
Bankers' special train from Chicago will
arrive In Los Angeles tomorrow.
PAGE 3
Detectives Investigate cause of fire
which destroyed Want of American
Olive company on Twenty-fifth street.
PAGE 11
Former Governor St. John of Kansas at
suffragette meeting urges women to
enter politics. PAGE 11
Watchman's head crushed while he Is
attempting to board moving eleva
tor. ' PAGE 11
Boston "Kite King" i confers with pro
moters of Los.Angeles aviation meet.
PAGE 18
Xx>tin A. Handley. candidate for con
gress, " delivers remarkable speech at
Santa Monica. \ PAGE IS
Chlco Baplnoza dines leisurely while
United States Judge and Jury wait to
try him. , PAGE 18.
Postofflce ' opens for business In new
federal building at Temple and Spring
streets. - ~ PAGE 16
Aged man run down and killed by au
tomobile driven by capitalist. PAGE 16
Personals. ' PAGE 5
Theaters. •■'".' . PAGE 6
Society and clubs. . PAGE 5
Building permits. ;■' PAGE 7
Markets and financial. PAGE 7
Sports. PAGES 10-11
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 11
Editorial and Latter Box. PAGE 12
Politics. ' PAGE 13
Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 14
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15
SOUTH CALIFORNIA \\
Santa Monica Elks, assisted by other
beach lodges, parade on seashore be
fore Initiation ceremonies. PAGE 14
Mrs. Marguerite Winston dies at Santa
Monlcaf . PA OB 14
Trained sea lion die* from injuries at
Venice. PAGE 14
Board of trade water committee at ,
Pasadena vote to exclude politic* from
their working*. PAGE 14
COAST
San Dlearo court take* rich Mrs. Quran
from custody of Mr*. Tlngley at
Point Loma. PAGE 1
Hookworm disease among immigrants
at San Francisco port may curb Orien
tal Invasion. PAGE 2
Rev. D. W. Bartlett of Las Angeles de- .
livers . forcible address at Methodist
'"conference In Fresno. :■- PAGE! 2
.EASTERN
Clna declared to be on verge of another
Boxer uprising. . _ ' , , PAGE 1
Aviator Walter Brook Ins breaks American
long distance aeroplane record in flight
from Chicago to Springfield, 192 miles.
PAGE 1
Charles F. Murphy of Tammany hall dom
inates Democratic state conventlo In ses
sion at Rochester, N. Y. . N j PAGE 2
Theodore Roosevelt returns from Sara
toga to Oyster Bay. PAGE 2
General Funston leaves Kansas City hotel;
asserts bell boy's uniform Insults him.
PAGE 3
Prosecution of Governor Haekell and others
in Muskogee town lot cases abandoned by
government. , - . PAGE 3
Explorer Wellman at Atlantic City filling
bag of dirigible for trip across Atlantic
ocean.. - PAGE 9
Federal authorities raid New York offices
of B H. Scheftels & Co., mining brokers.
....•■.. PAGE 1
GlfTord Pinchot pleads for conciliation' of
enemies of national conservation In ad
dress before irrigation congress at Pueblo.
PAGE 3
Story of wholesale graft told by witnesses
I In Illinois Central car repair frauds case.
I , . / PAGE 3
Taft warns delegates to prison. congress
against making penitentiaries too com
fortable. PAGE 6
FOREIGN
Japanese authorities at Tokio declare that
naval expedlture will be less than $5,000,000
for year. . . PAGE 3
Manchurlan bandits raid Chinese town;
carry oft fifteen merchants* and steal
$30,000. PAGE 3
Japanese troops' preserve order In Korea
despite evidences of discontent. PAGE 4
Japan and Russia enter into new agreement
for maintenance of peace In orient. PAGE 4
I :
GOVERNOR NOT GUILTY,
SAYS DES MOINES JURY
DES MOSNES, Sept. 29.—The jury in
the libel case against Governor B. F.
Carroll returned a verdict of not guilty
tonight.
Governor Carroll was placed on trial
a week ago charged with criminally
llbtlllng John Cownte, former chair
man of the state board of control.
FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1910.
BROOKINS GAINS
RECORD IN DASH
WITH AEROPLANE
Aviator Descends at Springfield
and Smashes Schedule for
Long Distance Flight
RACES WITH RAILWAY SPECIAL
Thirty. Thousand People Throng
Fafr Grounds When Sky Ship
Ends Marvelous Voyage
[Associated Press]
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Sept. 29.—Avi
ator Walter Brookins alighted In the
state fair grounds here at 4:27 p. in.
today, seven hours and twelve min
utes out of Chicago, after having
sailed his Wright biplane the 187
miles with two stops. The stops were
at Gllman, seventy-five miles from Chi
cago, at 11:30 a. m., and at Mount
Pulaski, 163 miles from the starting
point, at 3:20 p. m.
The first stop was for water, oil and
gasoline; the second for that and be
cause his engine was hot, due to a
broken pump.
■ Brookins broke the American long
distance continued flight record and
thereby won the $10,000 prize offered by
the Chicago Record-Herald.
Brookins reached the fair grounds
eight minutes before the • station was
reached by the Illinois Central fast
special train, making seven hours and
twelve minutes elapsed time from the
start in Chicago.
The actual flying rate was five hours
and- forty-four minutes, an average
rate of thirty-three miles an hour.
MACHINE HOVERS IN AIR
Brookins found difficulty in alighting
, because of inadequate policing of the
grounds, and the machine hovered in
the air for five minutes later before
he could land.
When the Chicago crowd arrived at
the grounds, nearly half an hour after
the aviator, he said to a Chicago
newspaper man who was his passenger
on the day before and who was the
first to reach him: : , .
"Where have you been all the time
I got here and have been waiting to
lunch with you as I promised. Here
you have kept me waiting half an
hour."
Asked about the flight, he said:
"Why, it was nothing but staying
up. That's all. It merely took time—
more than —and that's about the
only difference from a practice flight.
I knew I could make It. -
"It was one of the prettiest flights
I ever made. The country between
Chicago and here is delightful. Every
where I was • flying low enough—an*
I went as low as 300 feet several times
—I could see the people staring up at
me from every acre almost. There
must have been three-fourths of a mil-
lion looking at me.
"My arms are tired, of course, and
It was a strain because I had to
watch all the while; but I am good
for the same thing right now, if neces
sary"
Wilbur Wright's only comment was:
"As the woman says, 1 told you
so." 1
SPKKJ>S AWAY LIKE PIGEON
The aviator's successful exhibition
flights here Tuesday and Wednesday
gave him confidence in his machine.
Ho left the ground without difficulty;
circled to test his machine, and then
shot away like a homing pigeon to
the southwest in the direction of the
state capital. His last words were
spoken to Wilbur Wright, the inventor
of the air craft:
"Goodby, Mr. Wright, I'll see you in
Springfield," he said.
Half an hour later the Record-Herald
special train, crowded with interested
spectators, started in pursuit of the
aviator. . .
Brookins passed over Kensington,
thirteen miles from Chicago at 9:36
and at 9:45 sped over the suburb of
Harvey, nineteen miles distant. He was
flying about 2000 feet high and at
about the rate of BO miles an hour.
The country roads and fields were
dotted everywhere with people witness
ing the flight.
The village of Monee, 34 miles from
here, was passed at 10:10 o'clock. The
aviator was flying steadily at about
40 miles an hour. The special train
was eighteen miles behind him.
The biplane passed over Peotone, 40
miles distant at 10:22 and over Mateno,
five miles farther on at 10:34. It was
averaging, unofficially, about 33 miles
an hour. Tucker, 50 miles from Chi
cago, was passed at 10:42.
TOWN SUSPENDS BUSINESS
Brookins passed over Kankakee at
10 53. Business was suspended in the
town as the aeroplane, moving ap
parently at the rate of 50 miles an
hour, passed high above the streets.
When the aeroplane passed Otto, 60
miles from Chicago, at 11 o'clock, it
was flying at a height of about 2000
feet. The special train following
Brookins had not yet sighted the ma
chine, but as the aviator had main
tained an average speed of about 35
miles an hour since his start, it was
expected he would be overtaken
shortly.
Brookins passed above Mount Pu
laski, 163 miles from Chicago and 88
miles from Gllman at 3:19. having
maintained a speed eliminating his
stop of seventy minutes at Gilman of
about 33 miles an hour. Hamilton's
record of 86 miles without stop was
beaten by Brookins, therefore, by two
miles In his flight from Gilman to
Mount Pulaski.
Brookins descended Just beyond
Mount Pulaski, which, is 24 miles from
Sprlnfleld. at 3:20 p. m. He resumed his
flight at 3:45 p. m., having been down
25 milutes. The special train was two
miles In the rear when the race was
renewed.
Brookins arrived at the state fair
grounds at Sprinfleld at 4:26 p. m.
Thirty thousand persons crowded the
grounds.
At 8 p. m. Brookins was met officially
by John Crebs. president of the Pair
association, and the air man turned
over to the official a message penned
by H. H. Kohlsaat of the Chicago
Record-Herald, reading:
"To the President of the State Fair
association: With the compliments of
(Continued on l'oge.Tliree)
Two Men Who Participated, Prominently in Sessions
Held by the American Mining Congress Yesterday
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—GEORGE W. E. PORSEY. CHAI-MAN OF IIP COMMITTEE OX RESOLUTION S.
RAID OFFICES OF
MINING BROKERS
Government Charges a Big New
.York Firm with Using
Mails to Defraud
[Associated Press] *
NEW YORK, Sept. Following
one of the most sensational raids ever
engineered by federal authorities in
this city, directed today against the
firm of B. H. Scheftels & Co., curb
brokers on Broad street, I seven mem
■bers of the company. including B. F.
SchefteU, were.held in heavy ball this
evening for hearing on October 6 on a
charge of using the malls to defraud.
Tonight search Is being made by the
police and by government inspectors
for George Graham Rice, /Whose real
name Is said to be Simon Herzog, the
originator of the race track bet tip
ping, who is said to be the real head
of the concern.
At the time of the raid .here an
nouncement was made from Washing
ton that warrants had been issued for
the managers of the company's branch
offices In Boston, Providence, Philadel
phia, Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee.
According to agents 6f the depart
ment of Justice, the Scheftels com
pany has been engaged in I promoting
the sale of mining securities of doubt
ful value in all, parts of the country.
Estimates of the , firm's dealings are
placed as high as $5,000,000.
SEVEN ARRAIGNED
The Seven men arraigned are -B. H.
Scheftels, Charles F. B«lser, secretary
of • the company; j George T. Sulllvsrn,
Clarence McCormack, John - Delaney,
William T. Seagrave and Charles B.
Stone. Warrants for sixteen men had
been issued, but the others. Including
Rice and Charles H. Herzog, who is
said to be his brother, eluded the
raiders.
Rice - had 1 been in his office earlier
in the day, but had left before the of
ficers swooped down on the place.
A surety gave bail of $15,000 for
Scheftels, $3500 for Seagrave, $3000 for
Stone and $2500 for Delaney. Belser,
McCormack and Sullivan were commit
ted to the Tombs, as bondsmen were
not forthcoming.
While the hearing was set for October
5, it Is expected the federal grand jury
will have taken action before that time.
The firm of B. F. Scheftels & Co. was
organized about two years ago and had
conducted a large business, mainly
through an extensive advertising prop
aganda.' Mining specialties were its
chief offering to investors. | A weekly
newspaper was published to reach cli
ents, and a corps of thirty-five stenog
raphers Is said to have been required
to attend to its correspondence.
f. PAPERS ARE SEIZED
After the arrests today two patrol
wagon loads of papers, books and
memoranda were seized by the Inspect
ors. ■:.■■ ■ . "
Another charge against the company
by George Scarborough; the govern
ment inspector who made the com
plaint, is that it had resorted to what
he called a "crooked bucket shop
scheme." • He said the concern had
charged customers 6 per cent on mar
gins and had collected commissions
without giving any service in return.
The difference between the actual
prices of stocks on the curb and ficti
tious quotations given customers, Scar
borough alleges, was converted to the
company's use.
In his complaint the defendants are
accused of attempting to defraud Wil
liam A. Childs, Charles S. Slack and
Dr. D. J. Symanskl.
The raid today was made while the
curb market was in full swing, and at
tracted much attention. Thousands
rushed to the scene, and the police had
to be called out to clear a path for the
patrol wagons. "'''/■
MRS. SAGE NpTES BIRTHDAY
NEW YORK, Sept. 29.—Mrs. Russell
Sage is this week celebrating her 82J
birthday at her home at Lawrence,
L. I.
FIGHT FIRE TWENTY-SIX
STORIES ABOVE STREET
NEW YORK, Sept. Firemen today
bad the • somewhat novel experience of
fighting a fire In a skyscraper, twenty
six floors above the street level.
The fire broke out in the offices of a
financial concern la the tower of the
Singer building and dense smoke was
pouring from the windows on the Broad
war side of the structure when the fire
men arrived. The flames did little dun
age. ' .-..■-■-- v
RICH WARD LOST
TO MRS. TINGLEY
Court Holds Mrs. Quinn Was Re
strained of Her Liberty
at Point Loma
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29.—1n the su
perior court this afternoon Judge
Lewis ordered Mrs. Julia P. Qulnn re
leased from the custody of Mrs. Cath
erine Tingley and her agents at the
Point Loma Homestead. The order is
the result of the writ of habeas cor
pus sued out several days ago by
George L. Patterson, brother of Mrs.
Quinn. At the hearing there was a
showing that Mrs. Quinn, daughter
of the late Harriet P. Thurston, whoso
will bequeathed $160,000 to Mrs, Ting
ley, has been unduly restrained of her
liberty by the latter and her agents.
The taking of evidence was complet
ed and the case argued today. Judge
Lewis review" 1 the testimony at some
length and concluded by saying:
"It is the order of the court that
from the cause shown she Is restrained
of her liberty, and therefore she is
discharged. It is further ordered that
she be given into the custody and care
of the petitioner."
According to hla present plans, Pat
terson will start with Mrs. Quinn at
once for her old home at Newcastle,
Pa.
PLANT OF NEW ORLEANS
TIMES-DEMOCRAT BURNS
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30.—Prac
tically the entire plant of the Times-
Democrat Publishing company was de
stroyed by fire which started shortly
before midnight in the paper ware
house on the first floor of the building.
It was only a few moments bofore
the entire structure was enveloped In
flames and several employes on upper
floors had narrow escapes.
Other nearby buildings seemed
doomed at one time, but firemen suc
ceeded in confining the flames to the
Times-Democrat plant and a ware
house in the rear.
Estimates piace the loss at more
than $126,000, partly covered by Insur
ance.
CHARGED WITH MAKING
FRAUDULENT USE OF MAILS
CHICAGO, Sept. 29.—Alfred H. Mon
roe, president of the Globe association,
a $300,000^ mail order house, was ar
rested by the federal authorities today
charged with violating the postal law
through an alleged fraudulent mail
order scheme.
. Monroe ls( said to have made thou
sands of dollars and to have swindled
persons throughout the country. Tho
complaining witness is L. Mcßrlde of
Akron, O.
ANGELENO MADE OFFICIAL
NASHVILLE, Term., Sept. 29.—The
twenty-fifth annual convention of the
Brotherhood of St. Andrew In the
United States openel here today. S. B.
Robinson of Los Angeles, Cul., was
chosen third vice chairman.
ijTIVT/iT IS rnPITGi DAIMT So. ON TRAINS 5«.
bIJN (jrJLJci \_A-/± 1-LjO . SUNDAYS So. ON TRAINS it«
BOXER UPRISING
THREATENS CHINA
Conditions in Empire Reported as
Grave, and U. S. Warships
Are Held Ready
[Associated PrensJ
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.—China Is
declared to be on the verge of another
upheaval similar to the Boxer uprising,
and the lives of foreigners. It is said,
are In Jeopardy.
Recent advices from government of
ficials in China express the belief that
an outbreak at any time would not
surprise them.
Alt through the summer months there
have been mutterings of discontent In
some Chinese provinces, due to the
rice famine, dynastic differences and
dissatisfaction over acts of the Peking
government as to foreign Investments
In China.
Good harvests mitigated to some ex
tent the gravity <f the situation, but
there Is still a general feeling of un
rest.
The army and the navy are prepared
for any emergency, solely as a pre
cautionary measure.
Authentic advices from those charged
with keeping in touch with the condi
tions indicate that the only thing lack
ing to parallel the present situation
with that preceding the Boxer troubles
is the matter of organization, and that
it only needs a leader to effect that.
Every vessel in the Asiatic fleet, as
well as the military force at Manila,
is prepared for almost instant action
in the event of trouble.
CHINESE CRISIS FAILS
TO ALARM MISSION BOARD
BOSTON, Sept. 23.—N0 reports of un»
rest in China have been received re
cently by the boara of commissioners
for foreign missions in this city.
The unrest In China, in the belief of
board officials, ia the result of a newly
awakened national feeling among the
Chinese people. The slogan of an ever
increasing element, "China for the Chi
nese," has been heard throughout the
empire, and the anti-foreign feeling Is
not directed against the missionaries,
but rather because they are foreigners.
LA FOLLETTE TO CONSULT
SURGEONS FOR OPERATION
ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 29.—Sen
ator Robert M. LaFollettee of Wiscon
sin arrived here tonight and will con
sult the Mayo brothers In the morning
regarding his physical condition. No
statement could be secured concerning
the senator's condition, as he retired
immediately to his room.
Dr. J. M. Kennan and Philip Fox of
Madison, and Drs. Frank Murphy and
J. F. Keefer of Chicago accompanied
him. Grave fears are entertained re
garding Senator LaFollette's health,
as it is known the trip was made hur
riedly. Two days ago he advised the
Rochester surgeons that an operation
would not be necessary for slme time,
as his health was greatly Improved.
Senator LaFollette is suffering from
a complication of abdominal troubles,
which would make an operution
critical.
BREWING PLANT BURNS
CHICAGO, Sept. 29.—A fire which
started mysteriously in the Calumet
Malting company's warshouae on the
south side late tonight soon ipraod to
the Gottfried brewing plant, completely
destroying It with a loss of more than
$500,000.
■« « »
REBECCA HARDING DAVIS DEAD
NEW YORK. Sept. 29—Word
reached here tonight of the death in
Mount Klsco. N. V., of Mrs. Rebecca
Harding Davis, mother of Richard
Harding Davis.the novelist. Mrs.
Davis was 80 years old. She was her
self a noted novelist.
CENTS
LEASING SYSTEM
IS CONDEMNED BY
MINING CONGRESS
National Body Indorses Conser
vation but with Radical
Modifications
STATES' RIGHTS TO THE FORE
Resolution Introduced Favoring
Recovery of S. P. Oil Lands
by the Government
TODAY'S PROGRAM
10:00 a. m. Announcements.
10:15 a. m.—Report of resolutions com
mittee.
10:30 a.m.—Address, Hon. It. B. Sloan,
governor of Arizona.
11:00 a.m.—Address, "Water Power*,"
by Hon. John F. Shafroth, governor
of Colorado.
11:80 a.m.— "State Leasing of
Mineral Lands," by Hon. A. O. Eber
hart, governor of Minnesota.
AFTERNOON SESSION
2:00 p. m,— Announcements.
2:15 p.m.—Report of resolutions com
mittee.
2:30 p. m.—Address, "Hints to Ore Snip
pers," by 8. E. Bretherton, San Fran
cisco, Cal.
3:00 p.m.—Report of committee on for
eign trade relations, by J. Frank
Watson, Portland, Ore.
1:00 p. m.— of the. committee on
coal tax Insurance fund, by John H.
Jones, Pittsburgh, Pa.
4:30 p.m.—Discussion of report of coal
tax Insurance committee, led by
David Ross of Springfield, 111.
EVENING SESSION
8:00 p.m.—Smoker to the members and
delegates under the auspices of the
Sierra Miidre club, on the roof of
Hamburger building, Broadway at
Eighth street.
JAMES WYNKOOP
The report of the resolutions com
mittee to the American Mining con
gress delegates on a number of reso
lutions bearing upon conservation of
natural resourcea was made yester
day morning. This report favored
conservation In many respects, but op
posed the leasing system in the min
ing of minerals.
The report was not received with
enthusiasm, as many opponents of the
Pinchot policies believed It would be.
While the report, containing several
resolutions, was adopted at the after
noon session, it was done, apparently,
because the delegates were Influenced
by a committee which, it was common
talk In the convention hall, had taken
the extreme side of the matter of con
servation rather than a course that,
being broad minded, would result In
the greatest good for mining men.
Generally speaking, the delegates be
lieve In conservation as outlined by
Pinchot and which will be applied by
the national government, eventually
will be of great benefit to the mining
industry.
As Mr. Pinchot said In his speech
Monday night, whether the mining
men, the big interests and the rest of
the opposition like It or not, conser
vation is going to be put In force
throughout the land and it would be
wise for mining men to take the side
of the conservationists and offer them
advice and help and not be on the los
ing side, thus vitiating the chagrin of
defeat.
The people are aroused over the mat
ter of conservation and all the people
are greater than any one industry,
even if that industry is the richest In
the —mining. Mr. Pinchot
pleaded -with the mining men to help
the conservationists and not to oppose
them—for their own good If for noth
ing else.
DIRECTORS ELECTED
The mining men are doomed to de
feat, it seems, if they take the side
of the opposition, but this defeat will
not be on account of the industry but
of the large interests which have taken
advantage of the government through,
acquiring large tracts of mineral bear
ing land, extracting therefrom great
wealth for the purpose of building up
big fortunes and thereby impoverish
ing thousands. Some of the biggest
and most intelligent mining men in
the west believe that, if conservation.
must come, Mr. Pinchot's policy ia
best—that of federal control of the
natural resources now upon the gov
ernment domain. If a stato control
policy is adopted or the present mining
laws kept intact, laws which the min
ing congress reports ar£ obsolete and
bad In almost every respect, the result
can be nothing- but monopolies con
trolled by a few big Interests.
At the session last night the chief
business was the election of five direc
tors to iill vacancies on the board,
which comprises nine members in all.
The directors chosen are among the
must representative mining men of the
country and are John Dem of Salt
Lake city, Utah, who will serve for a
term of one year; Dr. E. R. Buckley
of Missouri, for two years; E. A. Mont
gomery of Lob Angeles, for two years;
C. A. Barlow of Bakersfleld, for three
years, and L. W. Powell of Arizona,
for three years.
MAY MOVE IIEADQITARTBRS
As there has been much dissasisfac
tion on the part of the officers of the
congress with regard to maintaining
headquarters in Denver on account of
the fact that that city had not fulfilled
its financial obligations. It was advlst'd
at the meeting last night that the mat
ter be again placed before the proper
officials of the city of Denver and If
these obligations are not fulfilled that
tliu congress movi its headquarters to
another state and city. Dem of Salt
Lake City said that he had already pre
sented the matter to the city council
of Rait Luke and that the city had
offered to donate a lot opposite the city
and county building there worth $50
--000, and that Suit Lake was very anx
ious to secure the permanent head
quarters of the congress.
It was said at the meeting that Seat
tle was also anxious to secure them
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