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CLEARING HOUSE BANKERS CONVENE Treasurer of U. S. Discusses Re lations of F'nanciers with Government PRESIDENT WEXLER REPORTS Uniform Numbering and Lettering System Urged-New Meth ods Are Considered The clearing house section, the most important and Influential section of the American Hankers' association, hold Its annual mooting yesterday In Temple auditorium, many important questions being discussed and some resolutions adopted which undoubted ly will be far-reaching: in their results. Discussion centered about the advi.sa bllty of having one clearing house sys tem for the nation, instead of three, as at present; a uniform number and lettering system, and clearing house examiners. .. The savings bank section of the as sociation also met yesterday in the same building, and its deliberations proved of interest and prollt to those connected with that branch of "Although the clearing house section has been in existence only a few years It has rapidly moveH to the front among the different branches of the financiers' organization, and Is now recognized as the most important of all, probably because the work It does affects all sides and angles of banking Instead of only particular branches as Is the case with other sections The lirst meeting of the organization which later developed into the clearing house section of the A. B. A. was he d In Cleveland in 1899, and was largely attended by bankers from all parts of the country. In fact, so successful and beneficial was this first meeting that those originating it urged its con tinuance from year to year, ft program which was carried out until a few years ago, when the linkers' associa tion admitted it to the organization as a section. • MODERNIZES METHODS From the first the clearing house section hai exerted a great Influence on banking in the United States and has brought about the abolition of SSfny old-fashioned and cumbersome methods of transacting business In troducing In their place more wten and less confusing methods in collec tion and exchanKe transactions. yesterday, a few minutes after 10 o'clock President Sol Wexler called the Poctlon to order and Introduced the Rev E. Stan ton Hodgin, pastor or the First Unitarian church, who pro nounced an invocation. Following this. Secretary Fred E. Farnsworth called the roll a proceeding which showed a majority of the members of the sec tio™ present. J. M. Elliott president of the First National bank of Los An geles, welcomed the members of the Section to Los Angeles In the name of the Los Angeles Clearing House as ciation and affiliated banks. .' . Mr Elliott stated at the outset that he would not make a long speech, as the bankers had been given a chance to see and made to feel how thorough ly welcome they were In the Angel c.tv. and that a repetition by him •would be superfluous. He paid a trib ute to the value of the clearing house to any city and spoke for its continued lm G Pe ro°r Vg ee me M.' Reynolds of Chicago, president of the Continental and Com mercial National bank, responded for the delegates. Mr. Reynolds compli mented the local financiers on the re ception given the visiting bankers and their entertainment here, stating that It was almost too good, as none of tne visitors wanted to stop enjoying them selves long enough to attend to busi ness. •'..' ANNUAL ADDRESS MADE The annual address of President Wexler followed. Mr. Wexler spoke on clearing houses and the reforms needed to make them of more service to banks. He also toucluJ on the advis ability of having one clearing house system in vogue throughout the coun try Instead of three, as at present, and oY the necessity of a uniform way of numbering and lettering and of hav ing 'clearing house examiners. bev eral of his suggestions were later recommended to the general conven tion by the members of the section. The annual report of the executive committee, presented by George Guck enberger, chairman of that committee was next In order. It was short and simply presented a statement of tna different matters on which the com rattee has been bending Its energies during the past year. Following this report. Secretary Farnsworth read his report. Embodied In his report was strong advocacy or clearing house examiners being ap pointed. Mr. Farnsworth pointed out the many advantages to be gained by such a procedure, among others being the uplifting to a higher plane In the banking world of the clearing houses. He also stated that the business of the section had become so heavy during the past year that either another man not employed In any other capacity by the bankers' association or an as sistant secretary would have to be ap pointed, as he could not longer handle the great mass of business alone. TKEASITHKR TALKS . Lee McClung, treasurer of the United States, followed with a short address on the relations of the treasury depart ment to the bankers of the country. He was scheduled to address the sec tion on the proposed reduction in the size of paper money, but later was re quested to make the other matter the subject of his address, as It was thought It would prove of more value to the section. ■ A discussion, led by J. B. Forgan of the First National bank of Chicago, finished up the business of the morn- Ing session. This discussion of "Clear ing house examination by i clearing house examiners" proved to be one of the most Interesting features of the day's program, and Mr. Forgan was ttianked by officers and members of the section for the manner in which he handled the subject. „ . At 2 o'clock the section members ro assembled, Stoddard Jess, vice presi dent of the First National bank of Los Angeles, being the first to address the reopened meeting. Mr. Jess spoke of the advantages of the consolidation of the offices of paying and receiving tol lers. He explained the advantages of th»- wystem, which has been In vogue at tho frflvit he represents for five reiirfl. mci ie manner in which any u'.an,.ued ob rwo BlvveiU United States Senator T. E. Burton of Ohio, and (at the Right) Lee McClung, Treasurer of the U. S. WOMAN HUNTER KILLED BY DEFLECTED BULLET Mrs. Swan Sampson Accidentally Shot While in Canoe-Sur geons Arrive Too Late TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 6.—Mrs. Swan Sampson, one of the best known wo man hunters in the northwest, was fatally shot yesterday while hunting deer at Silver Lake, twenty-five miles south of Tacoma. She died several hours later. Mrs. Sampson was in a canoe on the lake while her usband was on shore. A young member of the party, Peter Peterson, shot at some thing back in the woods, and Mr. Sampson saw his wife throw up her hands and with a scream fall back into the boat. He swam to the canoe and brought it to shore. The wounded woman was removed to the house and surgeons were sum moned from Tacoma, but four hours elapsed before they arrived. Mrs. Sampson expired soon afterward. The bullet which killed the woman was flattened and evidently had struck some hard substance and been deflected before hitting Mrs. Sampson. Swan Sampson is proprietor of a hotel in this city and prominent In political and commercial circles. FATHER, AGED 92, HAS SON, 62, JAILED FOR DRUNKENNESS NEW YORK, Oct. 6.— George Wash ington Wilmot, aged 92, appeared in a Brooklyn police court • yesterday and had his boy, Frank P. Wilmot, commit ted to Jail as an habitual drunkard. Son Frank is 62. "What can I do for you two old gen tlemen?" asked Magistrate O'Reilly. "Sir, we are not two gentlemen," said the father. "This is my son. He asso ciates with bad companions, and is drunk most of the time. He is old enough to work, but I have to support "Six months on the Island," said the magistrate. -__« 'EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF U. S.' MAY BE NEW TITLE CINCINNATI, Oct. 6.—Presentation of the Rt. Rev. John Wordsworth, lord bishop of Salisbury. England, to a Joint session of the house of bishops and house of deputies of the Protestant Episcopal church in America, took nluce at the opening of the second day's session of the triennial conven tion of the church here today. The house of deputies will hear dis cussions of five constitutional amend ment including those that would es tablish sufficient foreign bishops and change the name of the church to th« Episcopal church of the United States of America. _ _ KILLS GIRL AND SELF HARTLEY, lowa, Oct. B.—George Godfrey, who shot and killed Miss Rika Amelsborg near here last even ing because she had resented his at tentions was found dead today in a corntleld near the spot where he -had murdered the girl. Godfrey had been employed until recently on the Amela borit farm. LOS ANGELES HERALD COUNTESS DE BEAUFORT WILL VISIT SICK HUSBAND Count's Illness May Effect Recon- ciliation with Wife NEW YORK. Oct. 6.—Accompanied by her father, a millionaire of Chicago, the Countess de Beaufort arrived here yesterday from Detroit and hurried to the bedside of her husband, Count de Baufort, the young Dutch nobleman who was injured by a fall from his horse Sunday. He is a patient at his boarding house in West Thirty-first street, but Mr. Kilgallon said he would be removed to a hospital if he needs such care. Dr. J. S. Kolle, who is attending the count, said that he is a "very sick boy." The countess, who has been living apart from her husband, declined to discuss reports that a reconciliation had been effected. POPULATION OF BUTTE NOW APPROACHES 40,000 WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.—Population statistics as enumerated in the thir teenth census were made public today by the census bureau for the following cities: Butto, Mont., 39,165, an increase of 8695, or 28.5 per cent over 30,470 in 1900. Kansas City, Kas., 82,331, an Increase of 30,913, or 60.1 per cent over 51,418 in 1900. . Cedar Rapids, la., 32,811, an increase of 7155, or 27.9 per cent over 25,656 in 1900. Council Bluffs, la., 29,292, an Increase of 3490, or 13.5 per cent over 25,802 in 1900. Wheeling, W. Va., 41,641, an increase of 2763, or 7.1 per cent over 38,878 in 1900. WallingSord, Conn., 11,155, compared with 6737 in 1900. WILL TOUR SANTA FE EXPLAINING CHARGES TOPEKA, Kas., Oct. 6.—Planning to educate its patrons with a view to es tablishing closer relations between them and the road, the officials of the Atchlson, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad will start next week on a trip at which the questions of rates, valuation, cap italization and maintenance will be ex- plained. It is planned that every town on the entire system will be visited. At each of the towns a public meet ing will be held at which the represen tatives will discuss the various sub jects pertaining to the road. THREE WEST POINT CADETS FACE DISMISSAL NEW YORK, Oct. 6.—Three cadets at West Point, all members of the first class which will graduate in June, face dismissal for the' "silence" re cently administered to Captain Rui'us Longan, according to the Tribune. The board of inquiry is reported to have recommended this punishment. One of the three cadets is said to bo the son of a high army officer. BAY CITY STONE ARCH FALLS SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. B.—A section of one of the stone arches at the first floor of the postofflce building col lapsed early yesterday evening, the heavy mass of masonry tumbling to the floor with a crash. The buildlngr was crowded with men and women, who rualied from the place. Nobody is known to have been hurt. .FRIDAY MORNING, OCTORIJI 7, 1910. WANTS PICO STREET EXTENSION IMPROVED D. A. Hamburger Asks Supervis ors to Make Small Stretch of Roadway Safe D. A. Hamburger yesterday sent to the board of supervisors a letter urg ing that action be taken to put the road which is an extension of Pico street in better condition. His letter follows: "To the Honorable Hoard of Super visors of Los Angeles county, Cal. "Gentlemen: I would like to call your attention to the condition of the road, being the extension of Pico street from the other side of the Los Angeles and Pacific track to the Hammel & Denker ranch. There is a little stretch there of about one-half mile that is almost impassable. The chuck holes, gullies and ravines are something aw ful now. It is the only way that the people of the ocean district, from Ven ice to Santa Monica, can come to the city with their machines, all of the other roads being closed. I would ask you gentlemen if you would like to go over the road. I will put my machine at your disposal and ask you if you will not kindly see to it that this part of the road is put in passable order. "Of course I appreciate that you are building the roads and that in time they will be completed, but I think that the people of the bay district are entitled to safety, both to their lives and that of their automobiles. We do not expect a perfect road, but if it was so that we could go over it without taking chances on our lives, and that of our families, we would greatly ap preciate your consideration. Tours very truly, HAMBURGER .» N. Y. SUPREME COURT HITS RENO QUICK DIVORCES NEW YORK, Oct. 6.—ln an impor tant state supreme court decision, just announced here, it is ruled here that a woman who goes to Nevada for the purpose of obtaining a divorce and then returns to New York state is still a wife. It is declared that the New York courts may arrive at this conclusion from any evidence which shows that divorce proceedings were instituted as soon as she had remained in Nevada long enough to satisfy the authorities there that she had obtained a resi- The Reno divorce, the court rules, is void for want of jurisdiction. AW to put IT away while JL JL a man hasn't sense enough to put IT away while J Tffi&j* \ IT'S (oming In, how can lie have nerve enough to / <l*jisfral \ make a quick touch of a friend when IT is not / SwMj \ coming in? Even an ant knows enough to save against hard times. Merchants Bank and Trust Co. 207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY PLAN CONFERENCE TO BENEFIT CITY North, Northeast and Northwest Association Outlines Impor tant Work of Improvement EXHIBIT IS PREPARATION System of Storm Water Drains, Constructed Under Munici pal Direction, Favored The meeting of the North, Northeast and Northwest Improvement associa tion yesterday afternoon in the assem bly room of the Chamber of Commerce building was marked with greai. inter est and the accomplishment of import ant business relative to city improve ments coming within the Jurisdiction of the association. The Rev. Dana W. Bartlett, who was made an honorary member, brought be fore the association the outline of the first southwest city planning confer ence, to be held in Los Angeles next month, saying in part: "To present such a plan for our southwest cities, you are asked to co operate in this city planning confer ence by attending the sessions, by tak ing part in the discussions or by fur nishing an exhibit. The conference will last three days, having three daily ses sions, with papers read by experts. It is desired to have exhibits, such as drawings, charts, maps, plans, pictures, stereopticon slides, models, reports, books, etc., of civic, cultural, historical and residential centers of this and oth er cities, radial roads and boulevards, a metropolitan park system and park ways, street trees, terminals and de pots, tunnels and subways, streets and rapid transit systems, municipal hous ing and the new concrete and other material for inexpensive houses, baths, playgrounds, recreation centers, fount ains and statues, industrial districts, factories, harbcrs and docks, municipal railways, garden cities, water supply and electricity, the planning of unde veloped city areas, income from munici pal ownership, and excess condemna tion." CONFERENCE FOB EXHIBITS Will D. Gould, Mrs. M. F. Baker and Dr. C. S. James were appointed on a committee to co-operate with the Rev. Mr. Bartlett to forward the conference movement. . President Joseph Mesmer reported the abandonment of the proceedings in the Alameda street storm sewer and later als, In which the association had been much Interested. Thanks were extended to the com mittee for Its work in regard to the Alameda street sewer contention, and also to the city council for its action In ordering the proposed work stopped. The association decided to request the council to ask the city engineer to in vestigate whether the storm water sys tem is absolutely needed now for the north, northeast and northwest dis tricts, and to ask the board of public works to obtain the opinions of other engineers regarding the matter. The association advocated a city sys tem for storm water drains, to be con structed by the city and not by dis tricts. tTRGE IWCUSVARD WORK H F. Backer, J. Mills Davies ana Dr. C. S James were constituted a com mittee to call on Col Schreiber, cty street assessment clerk, and other city officials regarding the status of the opening and widening of lower Sunset boualevard, and to urge speedy action, as property owners who have anxiously worked for this improvement lor many years were all clamoring for Its com- Plßega'rdlng the Ord and Tale street Improvement, the secretary was in structed to send a letter to the city engineer asking when the report on the Improvements will be ready. Kcsolutions deploring the Times dis aster and denouncing the perpetrators were adopted. The next meetine of the association will be held October 20 at 3:30 o clock. During the winter months the hour of meeting will be at 3:30 o'clock, instead of 4 o'clock, as heretofore. AUTO STRIKES MAN AND CAUSES FRACTURE OF ARM John F. Duffey, 38 years old, was slightly injured yesterday morning when he was struck and knocked to the pavement by an automobile at Third street and Central avenue. Duffey suffered a fracture of the left arm which was attended at the re ceiving hospital, after which ho went to his home at 461 Central avenue. The automobile was owned and driven by I. A. Wood, 464 North Vermont Duffey was crossing the intersection of the streets when the accident oc curred. SMUGGLED CHINESE CAPTURED AT BORDER United States Marshal Leo Youns worth received a communication yes terday from the federal authorities at San Diego to the effect that five Chinese were taken in custody there after being smuggled across the Mexi can lines by unidentified persons. Charles H. Cameron, United States immigration officer, and Deputy Sheriff George Sears of Cajon were respon sible for the capture. The Chinese will be brought to I.os Angeles to await the action of the immigration bureau here. BassTisnt ffliF>3£isX7Bfß siQ Msssßi&i Basement Outfit the Boy in Bullock's Bargain Basement —You will find a most varied stock of everyr thing for the boy —Suits, Trousers, Caps, Ties, Underwear, Stockings—at prices that Vq;-', \ v^%^ will greatly surprise you. flfwllf —Boys' Knickerbocker Suits $2.48 gt I LSi —Boys' Knickcr Pants 59c "^LL-T —Silk Ties for Boys 12& c |\^T —Heavy Ribbed Sweaters 49c Iff:' —Boys' Blouse Bargains 23c hfL* —Dress Shirts for the Boy 39c jL^w^ —Fancy Suspenders —Strong —15c — ping Garments —Flannelette —29c —Boys' Union Suits —Bargains —25c —Good Wearing Stockings 10c Everything a Bargain In the Men's Section ' —Every much-wanted article of Men's Furnishings is here— and see the prices at which they are quoted—strongest argu ments in their favor. *;! —Men's Khaki Pants 98c 'Premiere" Socks—Exceptional—l2^c —Men'B Work Socks—Cotton— A c —Heavy Ribbed Union Suits 98c Fleece Lined Underwear, Garment, 43c —Muslin and Flannel Night Shirts 48c —Wool Shirfs and Drawers 89c —Police and Firemen's Suspenders 19c —All Silk Four-in-Hands 19c Organized 1889 Assets Over $2,940,000.00 6^q NON-DEPRECIABLE /^®fo H^^^^Sv Jys' BY NON-DEPRECIABLE /Vv^ Ayrfy We mean that no matter what the con- £rf dition of the trade markets may be, or gf how much other securities may depre- *r^\% Iff & ciate in value, the 6 per cent Certifi- \% mi cates. of the State Mutual Building and . \ \ M 3 41 Loan Association will never be worth tt.tn. B§ less than $100.00 —the price you pay 18 H| St for them. |1 pi In these Certificates we have ob- .11 til^J tamed a maximum of security com- r^ttm ■ bined with the maximum of interest §m consistent with safety. Your principal im %\^ is guaranteed — your interest is guar- Jt'/M %\ anteed — you are guaranteed against /W ♦ loss by depreciation. /M ' Yet thene are not all thf adTantacm offered. fr'jfjv jft. Call or Write for Further Detail*. jfJF JS&&f&Jffi/rfM&7 S Sli &&^ocj&fioj& i^ jmig 223 South Spring Street I'™' '^^ V <> Do You Want a Sunken Garden? Do You Want a Hill-Side Site? You can get contours, most fertile soil, and other advantages that will make the finest gar dens in the county at Verdugo Canyon. Beauti ful view, salubrious climate, finest natural parks in Southern California. Landscape engineers and artists will - say Verdugo Canyon is the place for you. 35 minutes to city by electric line. Large villa lots, low prices and easy terms. You have only to see this property to say it is the most charming place. Jno. A. PIRTLE 40° Won Trait Jlhlg. Jno. A. FlKlLJir Tei. i-00-i3. _____________- jiii mm _■ i ,i For sood truak*. >ffl£o^£c^<£<:7i ravelin! bag* f~Y"- ,r f—~. %3Q14 md rirei-" •»" I | 7gJ G.U.Whitney tabUabed and uiuit reliable trunk nianola*. larar. iltar* and Xactory, *3« B«atb aUU. Editorial Section 23,000 SHARES of tli» Capital Stock o( Mutual Home Bldg. Corporation Now offered at SI. per share, SO3-208 IUQGIK3 IH.ILJJLNU.