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Attorney for Corporations Sug
, gests City Sell Electricity
to Companies
Problem of Distributing Energy
from Owens River Is
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but this will not represent Its great
est benefits, and should nto be giv
en more than due consideration. To
dispose of large blocks of power to
Industries employing but few men
would be a mistake.
Conditions here seem to Justify an
original development of something
like 80,000 to 40,000 horsepower. The
cost of developing and delivering at
a central sub-station in the city a
30,000 horsepower peak load as the
first installment will not exceed
$2,250,000, and the cost of a complete
distributing system, reaching all
consumers within the present city
limits for light and power, includ
ing street lighting, would be ap
proximately $4,250,000, such distrib
uting system capable of taking care
of business 60 per cent greater than
the present and adaptable to exten
sions without extra expense. In or
der to give an Idea of value In con
nection with tho commercial and
street lighting business and not for
the purpose of recommending any
particular rate, profit or policy, lt
may be stated that assuming that
the city or any single concern with
the .investment of $6,500,000 In the
properties mentioned, had all of the
commercial . light and power busi
ness and street lighting, but exclud
ing railway power, it could establish
a 6-cent base rate, with a corre
sponding scale for light and power,
and receiving credit at the rate of
$60 per arc lamp per annum for
street lighting, or against the pres
ent rate of $76.30 show an excess
earning of something like $700,000
per annum, after allowing for all
operating expenses, Interest on the
$0,500,000 at 4% per cent, sinking
fund of 2% per cent and proper de
ductions. These results are based
on conservative estimates, but
could not be accomplished with sev
eral distributing systems and sev
eral organizations operating to sup
ply the same service.
83,500,000 BOND ISSUE
At the time the issue of $3,500,000
of bonds for power purposes was
recommended the charter limita
tions would not permit of more.
The conditions in regard to aque
duct construction wore such as to
necessitate the expenditure of some
$300,000 in temporary work in order
to pass the water by power sites,
unless certain works in connection
with the power plants were pro
vided for at the same time. The
necessity for providing funds
promptly in order to make lt pos
sible for the city to profit by such
power opportunities at the comple
tion of the aqueduct was recog
nized also, and as pointed out by
the mayor during the bond cam
paign $3,500,000 would not only gen
erate an appropriate amount of
power, 30,000-horse power peak, as
stated, but would ieave at least
$1,260,000 for distributing purposes,
which would cover a substantial
portion of the city and result In a
working system. So much being
accomplished, it is evident that ad
ditional funds should be provided
for extending over the whole city,
which work could be accomplished,
thus placing the system In a posi
tion to make a much better show
ing, whether lt should have the
whole business of the city, as sug
gested in the above hypothetical
case, or be under the necessity of
competing for business, in which
case the showing which the sys
tem could make would bo quite
different, but the benefits to the
consumer no less. \ The present
peak load for light power in city,
excluding railway power, is ap
proximately $17,500, so that 80,000
--horse power would care for several
years' Increase.
The wording of the ordinance
calling the bond election and the
ballot by which the people In a
ratio of seven to one authorized the
Issue of $3,500,000 of bonds Indicate
an Intention to provide ln some
way for both the development and
the distribution of aqueduct power.
It is believed that the city will en
deavor to purchase existing dis
tributing systems at a fair valua
tion and not proceed to Install an
Independent system unless forced
to, and certainly should not.
' It has been suggested by many
that the city should sell power to
the existing companies for dis
tribution and resale by. them to Its
Inhabitants. The city and Its In
habitants have patronized the com
panies ln the past, and now has its
' own commodity, and so long as lt
stands ready to purchase existing
distributing systems at a reason
able price there ls no Justification
for such a claim. The question is
. raised as to the effect on the gen
erating systems of the combined
companies. Their statements to the
city council. of i January last show
that approximately 20 per cent of
the total power generated is used
ln connection with the business ln
question, being all commercial light
and power. Including street light
ing, but, excluding railway power
within the present city limits. It is
a' fact that the yearly Increase ln
the -generating business . has been
20 per cent for many years, from
which" it is evident that with suf
ficient notice neither the value of
such generating systems nor their
usefulness should be impaired.
There Is room in Southern Califor
nia for all. It is simply a ques
tion .of the city's sharing in the
business at least to the extent of ,
its own consumption, exclusive of'
. railways. Reports of companies to
; the council show that their dis
tributing costs' ln connection with
this service are something like
$400,000 greater than a very liberal
estimate on these costs to the city
. for supplying the same service.
The proposition of selling to com
panies for resale to the city and
its Inhabitants, therefore, could not
bo contemplated without Involving
a uniting of the companies so far
as this business ls concerned. 'It
would perpetuate a constant temp
tation to, interfere with the city's
' policies,' as well as the unfortunate -
condition of a number of • its best
citizens having Interests conflicting
Mrs. D. K. Edwards, in Whose Honor
Large Reception Was Held Last Night
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with the city's best Interests. It
may be said that the people here
have made the city in which they
live rather than to havo been born
in it, and have a good understand
ing of civic affairs, and the city
has had successful experience ,in
handling municipal works of mag
nitude. Cheap power ls not and
will not be over plentiful In this
section and Is a matter of sufficient
importance to justify public in
John B. Miller, president of the
Southern California Edison company,
said that the power companies attend
ed tho conference in a spirit of co-op
eration and helpfulness.
Attorney Trask appeared as the rep
resentative of all the power compa
nies. He said ln part: ( •
The subject under consideration
in its entire scope Is not easy of
comprehension — to understand
many of its details, to appreciate
the difficulties and uncertainties
attending the business require a
technical knowledge which but few
possess. But there are many facts .
Involved that we can all under
stand and which will be of assist
ance ln reaching a Just conclu
sion, and it is to such facts that I
propose to address myself tonight.
I shall assume that the power ex
pected can be generated and for
the expense contemplated, and you
will bear In mind that the bonds
thus far authorized do not Include
the expense necessary for a distrib
uting plant ln the city of Los An
geles or an auxiliary steam plant.
It ls estimated that at the present
time it will cost the city about
five millions to construct such a
plant, and to meet the required
extensions, Including underground
conduits for the next three years,
an additional expense of more than
' two millions. It ls also estimated
that an auxiliary steam plant ' will
cost at least $1,000,000. Tho bonds
of this city at present Issued and
authorized aggregate more than
$33,000,000. which ls the largest
' bonded Indebtedness of any city
of our class In the United States
except Cincinnati.
The rapid growth of the city ls
constantly requiring the extension
of electric light plants to supply
outlying districts. The expense of
which. Including the building of
underground conduits In the city,
amounts to from $700,000 to $800,
--000 annually. It goes without say
ing that in the present unsettled
state of affairs the companies can
not afford, to make the required
extensions. If lt would be the pol
icy of the city to enter the field
as a competitor of the companies,
lt follows that they will not be Jus
tified, In extending their systems
; ln Los Angeles, i There ls but one
course for them to pursue in such
a contingency, and that ls to stop
all extensions, husband their re
sources and prepare for the best
. fight they can make to hold the
business they now have.
The problem In hand cannot be
solved by competition ln rates, nei
ther can lt find a solution by an
agreement as to rates. To compete,
the power companies must of ne
cessity make a lower rate than
the city. Otherwise, from a con
sideration of self-interest, consum
ers would patronize the city. Such
a contest must necessarily be in
jurious to the city and possibly
ruinous! to . the companies. . And,
gentlemen, I respectfully submit
that the companies are entitled to
a better deal from the city of Los
Angeles than ruinous competition.
I have suggested some reasons
why there should bo an amicable
adjustment between the power com
panies and the city as to the dis
position of the Los Angeles aque
duct power, for a time, at least.
I have no special plan to offer at
this time, but I respectfully sub
mit that If : one can be evolved
whereby the city will j receive as
much net gain as If would by dis
tributing Its light and power to the
consumers direct and at tfio same
time securing to them Just rates,
and also the protection of the In
vestments of the power companies,
lt should be adopted. And I would
further suggest that . it would be
well to call to your assistance, in
addition to the able men you al
ready have, and for whom we* all
have respect, some expert from
the easta man from some of the
public utilities commissions who
has practical as well as theoretical
knowledgeand with such assist-
ance and such other light as you
can get by the advice of a board
appointed for that purpose or other
wise, determine what profit the city
can make if it constructs a r dis
tributing plant Itself and deals di
rectly with the consumers, and
then you will be in a position to
take up the subject with the power
(Photo by Northrop & Upton)
companies and determine whether a
proper adjustment can be made.
Mayor Earley of Pasadena declared
that his city would want some of the
electrical "juice" just as much as it
wanted some of the Owens river wa
ter, as soon as Los Angeles was in
a position to furnish it. He pointed
out some of the mistakes Pasadena
had made in its municipally owned
electric plant and cautioned the Los
Angeles authorities against similar er
rors. He said that if the city was
going in to the business of municipal
ownership of electric power It should
supply all the light and power used
in the city and not enter into competi
tion with the power companies.
W. B. Mathews, attorney, for the
aqueduct and power departments, de
clared that any plan to dispose of the
power through the ' power companies
must be carefully thought out in a way
that would meet the ideas of the peo
"The power companies must say on
what basis they expect to take over
this power and how the consumer Is
to be treated," said Mr. Mathews. "The
people must know definitely what the
power companies are to pay the city
and what they will charge the consum
er. This question will be decided by
the people and if they are to be guided
in their deliberations they must be giv
en a comprehensive Idea of what to ex
pect. The sooner the representatives
of the power companies meet with rep
resentatives of the city to determine a
working basis the better it will be for
all concerned." . '•"«
J. A. Anderson, Joseph Scott, C. A.
King, Richmond Plant and R. G.
Loucks made short addresses.
Alcoholism is believed to have caused
the death shortly before noon yesterday
of. a man who gave his name as C. W.
Inskeep, in the county hospital.
The man was found by patrolmen
Wednesday • afternoon asleep under a
tree at Twenty-third and Alameda
streets and was taken to the county
hospital for treatment.
The coroner " was notified and \ the
body removed to the undertaking par
lors of John R. Paul. An effort will be
made to locate his relatives, i
Personal Mention
Francis C. Dale of New Tork city Is
a late arrival at the Van Nuys.
Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Rltter of Ann
Arbor, Mich., are recent arrivals at
the Van Nuys.
John H. Gray, a capitalist from San
Diego, Is registered at the Angelus for
a short stay here.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brenner of Phil
adelphia are tourists who 'yesterday,
registered at the Angelus. j
1 George A. Tildon and L. L. Bate
man, oil operators from Bakersfleld,
are registered at the Westminster. ;
F. C. Wilson, a prominent sheep man
from Victoria, B. C, is making tho
Westminster his headquarters during
a short business stay here.
,W. J. Johnson, a retired capitalist
from Chicago who has come to Los
Angeles to make his home, is stopping
at the Westminster for a few days.
R. R. Armor of Indianapolis, who has
extensive oil Interests here, accom
panied by his daughter, Miss F. A.
Armor, and Miss M. A. Kemp, ls stop
ping at the Hayward for a short time.
E. E. Mott, manager of the Pacific
car service bureau of San Francisco,
accompanied by his wife, 1b among
those who registered at the Van Nuys
A.' F. Potter and F. E. Olmstead,
connected with the United States for
estry service, with headquarters at
Washington, are among the late ar
rivals at the Hayward.
• J. C. Wilson, a well known stock
broker of Los Angeles, San Francisco
and New York city, ls in this city on
business connected with his Interests
here, a guest at the Alexandria.
F. J. Benthall, an official of the Bos
ton & Maine railroad at Boston, accom
panied by the Misses Mildred and Alma
Benthall, are among those who regis
tered at the Angelus yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tobias, a bride
and bridegroom from Cincinnati, where
Mr.' Tobias is in the manufacturing
business, are passing their honeymoon
ln Los Angeles, guests at the Alexan
dria. .
Mr. and Mrs. William Stone of Du
luth, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Mllo M. Pot
ter and Miss Nina Jones of Santa Bar
bara are among the late arrivals at the
Van Nuys. Mr.' Stone Is president of
the Stone-Ordell-Wells Wholesale Gro
cery company ■of Duluth, one jof the
largest firms In the northwest. •
The Young Women's Christian asso
ciation was tho scene of a brilliant re
ception last evening, given In honor of
the now president, Mrs. D. K. Edwards, [
who has recently returned from a trip
around the world. Mrs. Edwards suc
ceeded Mrs. Frank A. Dewey, who
served for thirteen successive years as
president of the association. The 're- i
ception was given by the board of
managers and is the first of this win- i
ter's festivities. The reception and din- '
ing rooms wore beautifully decorated,
yellow and white, the association col
ors, being used, yellow chrysanthemums i
in the reception room and a profusion
of green, asparagus ferns combined
with the flowers, making a most effect
ive setting.- Mrs. Edwards was assisted
in receiving by the board of managers,
Mrs. F. A. Dewey, Mrs. W. J. Hole,
Mrs. E. R. Smith, Mrs! H. W. Mills, j
Mrs. W. C. Patterson and Miss Cora L. ,
Tatham, the general secretary. Mrs.;
Edwards wa3 attired in a gown of lav
ender silk, trimmed with lace, and car- 1
rii'i a bouquet of orchids and maiden- I
hair ferns, tho gift of the Ayuda club,
one of the clubs of tho association and |
of which Mrs. Edwards was for years j
the president and is now the honorary
president. Mrs. Dewey wore a gown of
cream lace. Mrs. Hole was in orchid ,
chiffon satin, covered with heavy silk
net the same shade. Mrs. Mills was in
gray chiffon satin, and Mrs. W. C. Pat
terson was in black lace and jets. Miss
Tatham wore a becoming gown of gray
chiffon cashmere, trimmed wtih gold
embroidery and crystals. A special
orchestra, under the direction of Misses
Grace Deerlng and Ruth Grant,, fur-1
nished the music throughout the even
ing. Refreshments were served by Miss
Grace Barnes, assisted by .Misses Lena I
Southwlck, Agnes Hole, Margaret Mil- |
lor, Ella Barnes. Eva Stavnow, Hazel i
White, Mrs. William A. Woods and
Mrs. A. B. Metcalf. Mrs. Edwards j
accompanied her husband in a trip
around the world, sailing from San
Francisco. in February, and at tho an- ;
nual election of the association in May
was made president, consequently this
is the first time she has had the pleas
ure of meeting in a body all the mem
bers of the board and the association,
as she returned home only last week.
Among the affairs of the latter part
of the month will be the reception giv
en by Mrs. W. A. Morehouse and Mrs.
S. W. Strong of South Bonnie Brae
street in the Ebell club house In South
Flgueroa street Friday afternoon, Oc
tober 28. The club house will be a glo
rious bower and over 400 hundred invi
tations have been issued. The hostesses
will be assisted by Mrs, Reuben Shet
tler, Mrs. Leon T. Shettler, Mrs. Lewis
Clark Carlisle, Mrs. Arthur Letts, Mrs.
Edward L. Doheny, Mrs. George I.
Cochran, Mrs. Wllletts J. Hole, Mrs.
Charles Edward Locke, Mrs. Henry
Clay Breeden, Mrs. William Irving Hol
lingsworth, Mrs. Charles Shelburn, Mrs.
O. T. Johnson, Mrs. E. A. Healy, Mrs.
Elizabeth Nash, Mrs. J. A. Cornwall,
Mrs. F. R. Warner and Mrs. Charles
Moore. _*_
#Ir. and Mrs. Leslie C. Brand of Glen
dale will entertain with a delightful
mask ball this evening at the Country
club at Glendale.
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Miss Irene McWhorton and Miss Fre
da Graettinger will entertain with a
luncheon party tomorrow afternoon at
Hotel Mt. Washington in honor of Miss
Anne Laughlin Gates, whose marriage
to Frank C. Fullenwider will be sol
emnized next Wednesday evening.
The engagement of Miss Sad a George,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. George,
to Fred L. Wilson was announced at a
charming little affair on Saturday af
ternoon, given by Miss George at her
home in East Whlttler. The wedding
will be solemnized early in November.
Miss George is graduated from the local
high school, afterward taking a year
course at Stanford, one year at Wash
ington college ln Washington, D. C,
and being graduated from the Throop
Polytechnic at Pasadena, Mr. Wilson
ls graduated from the state university
of lowa and is a musician of note,
having sung with the Savage opera
company for some time. He will take
his bride to live in Whlttler, where he
has an orange and lemon ranch.
A delightful little affair was given by
the Misses Elizabeth Maynard and Hel
en Phelps in their bungalow home In
West Thirtieth street. Games and
music were enjoyed, and the prize was
won by Miss Maynard.
Mrs E. A. Shannon of th« Zelda
apartments has returned from a seven
weeks' visit in the east. * „;
Mrs. Maude Davis Baker and her
daughter, Miss Biroque Baker, have
removed from their Hill street home
and are domiciled at 238 Highland ave
nue, Hollywood. -' ■
Club News
The first meeting of the Altadona
Woman's club was held ye?ter*'1* **
the home of the President, Mrs. Hamp
ton L. Story. After a short opening
session Mrs. Story Introduced Mrs. Da
vid Chambers McCan, who gave a
talk on "Some Experiences of Indian
Travel." "The lengthy steamboat Jour
ney upon the old' P. & 6. boats is
something like life at a summer re
sort," said Mrs. McCan, "and the pas
sengers establish their little cliques,
have their bridge and chess and their
parties quite as though they were liv
ing at some seaside hotel. There Is tea
every afternoon in the captains cabin
and those who are social favorites are
always invited there. For dinner it
is absolutely necessary to go In full
dress and women wear the most elab
orate dinner costumes with court
trains of satin, velvet and spangles
quite as though.it was an important
social event. The dinners are formal
eight and ten course affairs,and before
the Journey is ended that part of the
steamer life becomes decidedly tire-
B°Mrs. McCan was in Calcutta,at the
time the late Lady Curzon returned
from England, where she had been so
ill with typhoid foyer, and she was an
interested witness of the cordial re
ception given upon the return of this
popular vicereine of India.
An interesting portion of the address
concerned the wonderful tomb of the
Taj Mahal at Agra, and as Mrs. Mc-
Can had with her a miniature copy of
this magnificent marble structure the
description was vivid and the picture
left in the minds of her auditors par
ticularly clear. •
Several amusing incidents of sleep
ing and dining car service in India,
were related, and one or two of which
were startling, but not of an amusing
nature. One of the curiosities which
the speaker had to show was a recipe
for good Indian curry given her by an
British army officer traveling on the
same train. The recipe calls for many
Ingredients, the names of which are
unknown here.
A noticeable fact Impressed upon
the tourist .Is the - frequency with
which one finds restorations effected
by the British government. "The old
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India is being maintained as much as
possible and. one wise course deter
mined upon by the rulers of this peo
ple is that in their religion they shall
be undisturbed."
The beautiful baths in many of the
old palaces caused special comment
and Mrs. McCan said that in many of
these there was gold and silver inlay,
ladders and doors of precious metals
and wonderful carving. Tho visitor
who seeks relics of value will not find
them in India now, however, but must
look for most of them ln the British
museum, whore the great Kohlnoor and
man- of the wonderful silver pieces
and other souvenirs of the greatest
and richest pageantry of tho old world
are now to be found.
Miss Fanny Wills, Just home from
the suffrage convention at San Fran
cisco, says that the suffragists of the
northern part of the state have their
doubts as to the reliability of the
southern men. "You told. us before
that the southern delegation was all
right and when we got up to the legis
lature we found it was not right at
all," they have reminded the women of
the southern part of the state. "Con
sequently," said Miss Wills at the
Votes for Women club last night, ' It
becomes necessary for each one of us
to work as hard as possible between
now and election and see that the del
egation which goes this time is right."
Miss Wills and Mrs. Cora Lewis
made their report of the proceedings
of the convention to which they were
delegates. There was no formal ad
dress, the evening being devoted to the
transaction of business, and it was de
cided that the play, "How the Vote
Was Won," written by Miss White
head of Pasadena, should be produced
very soon for the benefit of the club
fund. Miss Whitehead will be chair
man of the committee, which will In
clude also Miss Cora Lewis. Miss
Fanny Wills, Mrs. L. Levlne, Mrs.
Mena Young and Miss Vina Nuss, to
make the necessary arrangements for
the production. It ls Intended to make
the affair entirely an amateur one, and
all players will be directed and coached
by Miss Whitehead, the writer of the
The club members are anticipating
the pleasure of entertaining Mrs. Char
lotte Perkins Oilman Stetson, who is
now in San Francisco and will prob
ably arrive in Los Angeles about the
middle of November.
The program for the meeting next
Thursday evening will include a de
bate, "Resolved, that the economic de
pendence of women is cause for their
political Inequality." Miss Whitehead
will have the affirmative In this argu
ment and Mrs. Cora Lewis the neg
ative side.
NEW YORK. Oct. 13.-A move to
ward the settlement of the differences
now existing between European and
American bankers over the cotton
bills of lading was taken at a con
ference here today, when American
bankers, aided by American Interests
and cotton carriers, recommended the
formation of a guaranty, commission
to validate cotton bills. at the- cost of
6 to 7 cents a baU >•',;•
Largest Woman's Organization
Joins Big Movement for
Pasadena Ay. Bridge
Since the park commission voiced
the first protest against the construc
tion of an earth fill across the arroyo
seco at Pasadena avenue, not a day
has passed that has not produced a
protest from some other source. Yes
terday the protest was in the form of
a resolution from the Ebell club, the
largest woman's organization in the
city. The objection was like all the
others, a protest against spoiling the
beauty of the arroyo with*& fill that
will cost as much as a concrete bridge.
R. W. Pridham, of the board of su
pervisors, was before the streets and
boulevards committee of the city coun
cil yesterday. This committee is also
the bridge committee that is consider
ing the matter of the earth fill.
Mr. Pridham declared he had asked
the supervisors for all the money he
felt Justified ln asking for the dirt fill
but if it was the intention to build a
concrete bridge and property owners
would appear before the board of su
pervisors and ask a larger appropria
tion to provide a concrete bridge, he
would make no objections.
Bids for the fill are to be opened by
tho supervisors October 24 and the
bridge committee of the council has
decided to await the action of the su
pervisors on the bids. The city is
pledged to pay one-fourth the cost of
the fill but the protests against it are
becoming so numerous and strong that
a bridge may be provided in place of
the proposed fill.
"Guilty, your honor, but ten days is
enough," replied Barney Klnard yester
day morning in Police Judge Freder
lckson's court when asked by the court
how he pleaded to _ charge of va
"Don't be sure about ten days being
enough," retorted Judge Froderickson.
"What is your business?" he was
asked. • ' ...
"Brakeman, judge." '- -.:,...-v.
"Do you mean rldinb upon brake
beams?" Klnard didn't answer.
Klnard was arrested Tuesday night
by a patrolman who found him sleeping
in a shed on the east side. Ho has
been arrested before on the same
charge. He will be sentenced Saturday.
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