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vot* xxxin. TWIT*!? • PP\ fIX nr cAitniEn KS.Sff 1- PRICE: 50 CENTS K^ff..* INTERESTS UNITE IN PLOT ON MEAT COST, SAYS WILEY Chief of Government Chemistry Bureau Declares Reported Reduction Is Fictitious MOVEMENT FOR TIGHTER GRIP Secretary Wilson Asserts Tumble, Is Not Normal, but Condi tions Will Improve (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—The so called reduction in the price of meats is a deliberate manipulation of tha market, according to Dr. Harvey. W. "Wiley, chief of tho bureau of chem istry, department of agriculture, in a statement made here today. "The interests which manipulated tho prices upward," said Dr. Wiley, "temp orarily have released their hold on our Ihroats for the purpose of getting a fresh grip. The so-called reduction In meats is fictitious. "Its manipulation was deliberate, ju.st as the increases in prices" were unjust, unreasonable and uncalled for by conditions throughout the country. The prices 'were fictitious nt the top notch, because they were forced then arbitrarily. "Developments will show that the interests are after some one. It may bo some independent firm they hope to drive from cover." REDUCTION IS NOT NORMAL Secretary Wilson said today that tho announced reduction in r^rices was ab normal. Ho said it was due to drouth in the cattle raising country increas ing the cost of hay. The farmer with cattle on his hands must pay $35 a ton for his hay and rather than do this be was sending his cattle and cheep to market. This accounted for the sud den tumble in prices/Mio said. "This tumble is not all normal and ■will not be all permanent," continued Mr Wilson, "but a plentiful corn crop and plenty of gain will enable the farmer to feed freely and we should get a lower level of prices. Lower prices are certain to come, provided that somewhere between the farmer and the consumer there is no combina tion nor agreement to keep them up. ' GERMANY WILL IMPORT MEAT BERLIN, Nov. IC—lt was officially announced that the Imperial govern ment contemplated tho early opening of the frontiers for the importation of for eign livestock In order to counteract the high prices of meat. OFFICIAL COUNT GIVES CONGRESS SEAT TO RAKER One Democrat Is Chosen in the California Delegation RActtAMKNTO. Nov. IC—"With a plurality of 124 votes, as shown by the Official count in the various counties of the First congressional district, except Shasta, Judge J. K. Raker of Modoc county has won the tight for Engle bright's seat in congress. The Nevada county man was beaten by fifty votes in his home county, and out of tho nineteen counties in the district he car ried but six. One of these, Humboidt, gave him a plurality of IM2G. The Shas ta count was nearly completed at noon today and no change had been made. The contest was an extremely close one, and Englebrlght and his Republi can supporters claimed his election to the last. Judge Raker will have the honor ot being the only Democrat that has rep resented the district in congress in sev enteen years. A. Caminetti was tho last democrat to wear the congresslon-. al toga, and that was before the dis-*. triot was reconstructed. Two years ago Congressman Engle bright carried nearly every county in the district. His plurality then was 6593. He carried Humboldt county two years aj?o against K. W. Hollan with a plurality of 3263 votes. This plural ity Is cut down by Raker nearly 1000. CHOLERA CAUSES DEATH OF TWO ON OCEAN TRIP NEW YORK, Nov. 16.—With two] deaths during the voyage, evidently from choler , and a sick list of nine, including several cholera suspects, th« steamer San Giorgio arrived here to- j day from Naples and Palermo, and j was detained at Quarantine for ex- j arninatlon. The bodies of the two victims, one a child of two years, who died No- | vember 12, and the other the 1 child's mother, who died early today, were buried at sea. A preliminary bacteriological exam ination today confirmed the diagnosis of cholera in the case of the child. All steerage passengers, excepting tho-e sick, have been transferred to Hoff man Island for observation. The ailing went to Swlneburne Island for treatment. The crew will be ex- I amined tomorrow and the vessel dis infected. PROMINENT YALE MEN ARE ADMITTED TO FRATERNITIES NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 16.— Among the prominent men in the soph omore class at Yale chosen for the col lege fraternities at the fall elections are Walter Camp, jr., and Richard Baker of the football squad, who both went to Pjl Upeilon. Others to go to the same fraternity were Vanderbilt Webb, a millionaire member of the Vanderbilt family, and George B. Cortelyou, jr. Delta Kappa Epsllon took C. D. Bo meister,.the football player, and Wil liam Averill Harrlman of NVw York, son of the late E. H. Harriman. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY KOKECA9T' For Log \m:.-lr- and vicinity: Fair Thurs days light north wind, changing to south. Maximum temperature yesterday, '67 de green; minimum temperature, 51 degrees. LOS ANGELES Th secorid conviction of aged woman for forgery is confirmed by appellate court. •• , ■-/,£■-, ■. PAGE i Auto crashes Into stationary freight car; two women Injured. • PAGE 8 Court names guardian In final chapter of Smith will contest. PAGE 8 Financial transactions of Long Beach psychologist figure In court' trial. City Planning association holds confer ence. "., .'I PAGE 3 Librarian prepares, lists of books to • • old In Dlans for oily. PAGE 8 Removal of gravel iis said to be men acing city bridges.*". PAGE 8 Bead of United States geological sur- ■ r vey goes to Inspect Southern Pacific oil claims In Ban Joaauln valley. PAGE 9 iky Is taken to Jail after attempting to elope with daughter of. capitalist. PAGE 9 Project for drinking fountain at Main and Spring intersection may bo delayed. PAGE 9 Negro who shot Italian creates scene In Jail. • • , PAGE 9 Y. M. C. A. speaker »ay» 4.000,000 boys fall to attend school In America. PAGE. 9 Chief of Police Galloway"* auto collides with street car. ' PAGE 9 Near sensation develops at Inquiry into charges before police commission. PAGES 9 Imperial valley- farmer causes arrest of man on charge of swindling In hqrso race. ' J PAGE 11 A. H. Uogardus, hero of race riots at Springfield, 111., visiting here. PAGE 11 Mayor will leave consolidation of city and county entirely in hands of com mission. PAGE I Priest lectures on missionary work among Indians. PAGE 11 Dying man asks aid ' In finding old friend. PAGE 1 Parlor 45 of Native Sons gives annual banquet. . f PAGE 11 Chinese lottery Joint Is raided and In mates arrested. v PAGE 11 Colored defendants cause police court merriment by many aliases. PAGE 11 Theaters. . PAGE 6 Society and muslo. PAGE 5 Clubs. PAGE 10 Markets and financial. PAGE 7 Editorial and Letter Box. PAGE 10 Sports. , . PAGE 12 Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE 13 Citrus, fruit report.' PAGE 7 Classified advertising. PAGES 13-16 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Pasadena Merchants' association dis cusses plans for night carnival to fol low' Tournament of Roses. PAGE 13 Municipal league discusses sanitation at San blego. PAGE 16 Long Beach hunters kill wild bears on Santa Rosa island. PAGE 13 Santa. Fe train has close call when tunnel collapses. -■ • PAGE 13 COAST San Francisco Judge Issues writ to protect stockholder of defunct bank from vio lence. • PAGE i Court Injunction stops' light between South- ■ crn Paclllc and Northern Electric com pany over Sacramento crossing. PAGE 2 Arizona constitution will have provision compelling railroads to supply plenty of cars. PAGE 11 EASTERN American Federation of Catholic Societies denounces new republic of Portugal. PAGE 4 Chicago man pays $1000 for cup of tea at charity bazaar. PAGE 4 Naval official says explosions on Puritan could not cause same damage to modern battleship. PAGE 16 Wichita capitalist Is sued by sister of his bride. • . * PAGE 3 Johnstons makes remarkable flight In aero plane at aviation field in Denver. PAGE 3 Fight between factions of electrical ' . workers considered by Federation of Labor convention. PAGE 2 Census reports San Francisco's popu lation Is 416.912.. PAGE 1 Dr. Wiley of bureau of chemistry says reduction In price of meats is man ipulation of market. - PAGE 1 Window class trust threatens to lower wages 30 per cent. PAGE 1 FOREIGN . King George of England and privy council discuss reformation of house of lords. PAGE 16 Japan's navy officials want $200,000,000 fund for ships. PAGE 3 Taft denies that United States will annex Panama. PAGE 2 MINING and OIL Two big Doheny companies will pay steady dividends. PAGE 6 Miners flook into Gold Road country. PAGE 6 New Yorkers will visit Sulphur Mountain well. PAGE 6 DYING MAN CRIES FOR 'BILLY DUNN' laying at the point of death in Buf falo, N. V., is a man who is imploring relatives to summon to his bedside his boon companion of other days, : "Billie Dunn." The dying man's ap i peals are so persistent that his friends i have written to The Herald asking ' that an effort be made to find Dunn, who is believed to have been in the railroad business here. The informa tion the writer is able to give is meager. W. E. Dunn, who is at the head of the legal department of the Los An geles Railway corporation, said yes terday that he believed the dying man must mean a William Dunn at one time connected with the Santa Fe road here. Officers of that company were not able to trafte such a man, but the search will be continued today. In order that any reader who kn :ws "Billy" Dunn may communicate with Albert McKinley of Buffalo, The Herald publishes the letter herewith: "Editor Herald, Los Angeles, Cal.: Dear Sir —All men are brothers. Can I hope you will understand what I have to unfold to you? A very dear relative of mine lies slowly dying and constantly asks for a Mr. "Hlllle" Dunn, formerly a railroad man, whoso parental home IsMn Los Angeles. The house has a glass parlor. "I can no longer stand the bitter crying of a dying friend who once sped through a groat peril to b friend one when no one else cared. "If anyone knowing the address would send same to AH»'»'t McKjnley, 291 Potomac avenue. Buffalo, N. V., It would be thankfully received. "ALBERT CAMERON McKINLET." THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1910. MAYOR TO LEAVE CONSOLIDATION IN HARDS OF BOARD Neither Alexander Nor Commis sion Has Formed Plan for City and County Merger MAY SEEK AN ENABLING ACT Pasadena and Long Beach May ors Come Out as Opposed to Annexation > Mayor Alexander announced yester day that he would call a meeting of the newly appointed consolidation com mission on the earliest date on which a full meeting of that body can he had. The mayor realizes that the proposed consolidation of city and county is a matter of great importance and that it will require a tremendous amount of work to bring it about. In other words, ho appreciates the fact that the com mission has a herculean task before it, and he is anxious that the commission ers got down to work and arrive at a tentative plan as soon as practicable. In all probability the state legisla ture will be asked to pass an enabling act, and It is hoped that whatever legislation may be needed can be se cured at the next session, when Leslie R. Hewitt, a member of the commis sion, will be in the assembly to push it. The public meetings already held on this question have reached no con clusion and Mayor Alexander himself has no plan to urge. "I am leaving all that to the commission," he said yes terday, "and I shall have no sugges tions to make. The men named, I be lieve, are well able to handle the prob lem submitted to them, and I shall neither attempt to direct them or in fluence them in any way." A difficult feature of the task doubt less will be opposition to the proposed consolidation on the part of incorpor ated cities within the territary which it is proposed to consolidate. It is thought, however, that this objection may be met by the adoption of the borough system of government which would permit Pasadena. Long Beach, the other beach cities, and in fact all cities within the new area, to retain their autonomy. WATER SALE A PROBLEM It is pointed out that the primal pur pose of the consolidation will be de feated unless tl.oae cities come in, aa that purpose is to enable Loa Angeles to sell water, light and power which will be available once the Owens river aqueduct is an accomplished fact. This can only be done by a municipality within its own borders. Were the prob lem merely one to consolidate city and county governments in order to reduce governmental expenses some such plan as that adopted at San Francisco, in St. Louis and at Denver would be easy and in every way feasible, but Los Angeles' need is different and requires a different solution. There is, of course, no need for im mediate consolidation, but there is need for immediate action toward consoli dation, and that need is keenly appre ciated by the men to whom the mayor has entrusted the task of meeting it. The state legislature of 1910 will not be dominated by corporate inlluence. Two years hence the reverse may be true. Therefore it behooves friends -of the project to secure the legislation needed when they can get it, in the house of their friends, rather than to tempt the uncertainties of the- future. Opposition to consolidation was in dicated by statements made yesterday bj* Mayor Thomas Earley of Pasadena and Mayor C. H. Windham of Long Beach. Each, however, was averse to taking a decided stand on the question until more fully informed regarding it. evri.y orrosrs FLAN Mayor Karley of Pasadena said: "We want tq_ see Los Angeles be come a great crty, but on account of my official position I prefer not to state my views on the subject of city and county consolidation until I be come more familiar with the plans and purposes of the Los Angeles committee. "I .feel sure, from the number of expressions I have heard from citizens, that Pasadena will not favor consolida tion. I think they are satisfied with the way matters now stand, leaving Pasadena as a residence city. I believe they favor remaining in Los Angeles county, but that they would not favor consolidation with Los Anseles." Mayor Windham of Long Beach, when interview at his home. 435 Cedar avenue, Long Beach, said: "I am always in favor of letting the people express themselves on any question of big public importance. I have not talked with any citizens here on the specific matter of consolidation with Los Angeles, but I have not heard anyone speak as being dissatisfied with our present independent condition or as thinking of going into Los Angeles, either as a borough or otherwise. "We have thousands of acres of un developed water lands just north of town, and, I believe, we ha\ c enough | water here for a half million people. I \W are entirely Independent of tha Owens river project. "I have not studied the details of this borough system, but do not see how our town would be benefited by con solidation, and I feel sure tha\ the de termination that the city shall con tinue to stand alone is just as firm on the part of a majority of our citizens j us it has appeared to be when any consolidation question has been dis cussed heretofore." SAN I'KURO INTERESTED The appointment of the commission is a topic of much Interest in San Pedro. Under the present charter of Los Angeles th«re Is a provision for borough forms of government for San Pedro and Wilmington. Fear has been expressed that unless special pro vision is made for San Pedro and Wilmington boroughs under city and county consolidation these places might lose the right to exercise the privilege they now have to organize a borough, even though Pasadena and other cities might be given this privilege, because San Pedro and Wil mington are already a part of Los Angelas. Following are some of the views ex pivyscd yesterday afternoon by San (Continued on rage Two) Mayors of Pasadena and Long Beach, Who Believe Their Cities Are Not Favorable to Consolidation LEFT TO KIOHT—MAYOR THOMAS EARLEY OF PASADENA; MAYOR C. H. WIN WHAM OF LONG BEACH DIAZ' FRIENDS NIP REVOLUTION PLOT Presidential Candidate and Mag gon Blamed-Arms and Ammunition Found MEXICO CITY, Nov. 16.—A revo lutionary movement with ramifica tions throughout at least twelve states has just been nipped In the bud through the vigilance of federal au thorities. This fact became known today. The movement was attributed to Francis co I. Madero, erstwhile candidate for the presidency In opposition to Diaz, and Ricardo Flores Magon, the rev olutionist who served a prison sen tence at Florence, Ariz., some years ago for violation of tha American neutrality laws. Arms and ammunition, it was said, have been widely distributed and a concerted uprising on a flxed datt was planned. DEALER CLAIMS RIFLES BOUGHT FOR SPECULATION SAN ANTONIO, Tox., Nov. 16—It developed today that the high power rifles, which were found here by the federal officers, were purchased by Hugo Griesenbeck, a friend of Fran cisco I. Madero, anti re-electionist can didate for president of Mexico. Gries enbeck says he bought them for specu lative purp°sea and denies that they were intended for any revolution pur pose. Madero denies having any con nection with the revolution. A. G. Garcia, secret service officer of Mexico, is here with sixty men watch ing the movements of Madero and his leaders. Another lot of rifles and am munition was discovered today by tha Mexican officers. SECRET AGENTS INCITE PEOPLE TO REBELLION GUADALAJARA, Mox., Nov. 16.—A high government official la authority for the statement that secret repre sentatives of the anti-Diaz party, headed by Francisco I. Madero, now a resident of San Antonio, Texas, have been seeking to incite the lower classes of this city and vicinity to rebellion against the federal government. A large amount of money is said to have been distributed In promoting the movement. COUNT DE LESSEPS ACCEPTS SAN DIEGO'S INVITATION Frenchman Will Participate in Balboa Park Ceremony SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16.—Count de Lesseps, now in Baltimore, participat ing in the aviation meet, to-lay ac-< cepted the invitation of Director Gen eral D. C. Collier to participate in tho ceremonies of breaking ground In Bal boa park, in San Diego, for the inter national exposition to be held in 1915. "Very touching are the high terms you devote to tho memory of my dear father," writes Count de Lesseps, in accepting the invitation. "America is a great country, where the ideas of the people are as beautiful as they are generous. Your letter to me pioves this. I shall always ba grateful to the United States for having proved to the world that my father's project could be realized. Time Is the great dis penser of jusuce. "I will do my best to come person ally during next spring, but In case this proves impossible, one of my eldest brothers (probably Bertrand), better qualified than X am for a cere mony so important, will consider it an honor to come ainonKst you." Y.M.C.A. TURNS DOWN JAPANESE VICE CONSUL HONOLULU, Nov. 16.—The applica tion of Japanese Vice consul Mori for membership In the Young Men's Christian society here has been re jected by the board of directors, which decided not to admit Japanese on the ground that their social incompati bility would militate against the use fulness of the organization. The di rectors, however, offered to assist in the formation of a Japanese branch of the Young 1 Men's Christian asso ciation. 83 WRECK SURVIVORS SEND APPEAL FOR HELP CORDOVA, Alaska, Nor. 18.—The eighty-three survivors of the wrecked steamship Portland who are stranded at Katnlla are (.till cut off fruin com munication. The last message received before the telephone line went down was ua appeal far a revenue cutter. Before explanation of the urgency of the request could be made the line broke. It m ill be at least three, days before relief can reach the refugees. Th streams across the Copper river flats are not yet frozen, and It Is Im possible to send supplies and aid by means of dog trains. The terrlflo storm that Is raging prevents the use of launches. The steamship Alameda, which at tempted a rescue of the marooned pas sengers yesterday was forced to turn back and Is now at Valdex. The Ala meda will make another attempt Sat urday morning. If this Is unsuccessful the steamship Northwestern, which Is due here Tuesday, will be off Katalla until the storm abates. TOLSTOI'S DEATH REPORT IS DENIED Latest Message Says Crisis in Russian Patriot's Disease Has Been Passed ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 16.—Re ports of the death of Count Leo Tolstoi were received here last night by the various newspapers and agencies. The Novoe Vremya's Moscow corre spondent first telegraphed Tolstoi was dead, but early this morning he sent a further dispatch saying another message had been received saying Tol stoi was living and thu crisis of the disease had been passed. At 4:15 this morning the Vestnik news agency reported the death of Tolstoi was not confirmed. The reports from Astapova have been conflicting throughout. The official diagnosis, as given by the atten iinsr physicians Tuesday night, was that Tolstoi was suffering from an inflam mation of the lower lobe of the left lung, but no immediate danger threat ened. His heart action at that timo was said to be good, and his tempera ture was practically normal. Only the day before, according to the doctors, Tolstoi's temperature was 104, and he was in a delirious state. On Wednesday the doctors confirmed the original diagnosis, but added the inflammation was spreading and that the condition of the patient was criti cal, although not hopeless. His temperature during the night rose to 103.6, and he had an attack of bleeding from the lungs. Some time later it was reported his temperature had fallen to 98.6. Then came the report of his death, and finally a message from Astapova that he had successfully passed the crisis. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE PLANNED BALTIMORE, Nov. 16.—Preliminary Btepa were taken today in the move ment for a conference to be held In this city of Democratic party leaders from every section of the country for the purpose of outlining a general policy for the party. The committee of Maryland Demo crats having the matter in charge held a meeting and decided to get In touch at once with National Chairman Norman K. Mack, Representative Chump Clark of Missouri and Repre sentative Lloyd, also of Missouri. chairman of the Democratic con gressional committee in the last elec tion. These leaders will be invited to come to Baltimore early next week to consider the matter with the Mary land committee, which Is composed of Governor Crothers, United States Senators Gaynor and Smith and Con gressmen covlnston and Talbott. Chairman Mack has expressed, his willingness to co-operate. REPORT OCEAN*BED UPHEAVAL LONDON, Nov. 16.—Scientists report that the depth! of the Pacific ocean are in a state of great upheaval. Heavy earth shucks have been recorded the last few days, apparently occurring In the regions north of Ne.v Ze.ilaixT i<l V/ " I 1 i /"''/"HJTT'tt • DAH.Y 2c ON TRAINS (In. SliN ( » LJCi KjUL IJIIO . SUNDAYS Be. ON TRAINS lOtk TRUST IS FINED; WILL CUT WAGES Department of Justice, Angered at Glass Combine's Menace. May Ask Jail Terms (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—The de partment of justice today took notice of a newspaper dispatch from Pitts burg that the corporations combined in the so-called "window glass trust" had served notice upon employes that a wage reduction of 30 per cent was the only condition under which the fac tories could continue to operate. The dispatch further said the cor porations attributed this ultimatum directly to the imposition by the fed eral court of fines upon the company, and upon its officers and directors in dividually. The department tonight issued a state ment outlining its view of the mut ter, and incidentally intimating that the reported action of the corpora tions, If substantiated, "would indicate a very mistaken leniency on the part of the court, which it is hoped, would not be followed on any similar occa sion." This intimation is interpreted here as indicating an intention to insist in similar cases upon jail sentences, rath er than fines. Attorney General Wlckersham ex pressed Indignation at such statements and strong doubt of their reliability. The statement of the department says: "The evidence obtained by the de partment shows that the Imperial win dow glass company was organized in April, 1909. It r-.anufactured no glass, but was purely a selling agency buying the entire output of fifty or more man ufacturers of window glass in some ten different states. MAXUFACTIKKISS OWVED STOCK "The agreement between it and the manufacturers from which it bought provided that no glass should be sold by the latter except to the Imperial Window Glass company. The stock of the company was divided among the manufacturers. "It was not until the company had brought into combination with' it, un der such contracts, manufacturers of about ninety-seven per cent of the en tire handblown window glass manu factured in the United States that it was determined to commence business. It began business In January, 1910. "By October 1, 1910, prices had been advanced seventy per cent over what they were in April, 1909. The evidence showed that in the rirst three months of its operation, the Imperial company earned net profits equal to its entire capital stock. "The largest advance in prices was subsequent to this Initial period, and the evidence showed that in the ten months of its bvsiness, the combina tion cleared about one million dollars, or four hundred per cent, on its capi tal stock. "It leased fifteen factories at high rental for the solo purpose nf keeping them closed and removing their prod uct from the market. Its expenses during this period were $138,000 for one year for leases and watchmen of thi.se closed down factories. DIRBCTOBS ABB IMHCTEH "Indictments were found against tho fifteen directors and officers of the company, each one of whom was either president or officer of one company; who ha 1 ■ : & into :is:reempnts to sell their pr iduct only to the Imperial i company. i'emurrers to the indict- | ments were overruled and the case was set for trial in Pittsburg on Monday, November 14. "A few days previous overtures wore made to the attorney general on be half "i 1 the defendants suggesting that they would plead nolle contendre, the ■Übtle equivalent of a plea of guilty, i provided the attorney general would agrSe to recommend to the court that only fines be Inflicte i. "This was refused, as the attorney genera! considered, and so stated to j tho defendant's counsel, that the com- ■ binatlon wa3 one "f the most [la violations of the anti-trust law had been brought to the attention ofi the department. "The attorney general further in formed counsel that he had given di rections to have the cases pressed for conviction and to urge tho imposition of sentences nf imprisonment upon tho principal offenders in caso of con viction. "The following day the defendants appeared in court in Pitts burg and interposed pleas of nolle cont'' and despite the opposition of the dis trict attorney and Special Assistant Grosvenor tho court only fined each (Continued oa Page Tw»> 2 CENTS CENSUS REPORTS 416,912 RESIDENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO Increase in Population in Last Ten Years Is 74,130- or 21.6 Per Cent DIRECTOR MAKES STATEMENT Bureau Eliminates 3322 Names Which Were Contained in Original Returns WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—Population statistics of the thirteenth census were made public today for the following: California cities: Sun Franrlso, 41A.912, an Increase of 74,180, or 21.6 per cent, compared with 312,78? In 1900. Oakland, 150,174, an Increase of 83,214, or I'M.:; per cent, compared with 66,960 In 1000. * Berkeley, 40,434, an increase of 27,220, or 206 per cent, compared with 13,214 in 1900. A lamella, 23,383, compared with 16,464 in 1900. (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—The popu lation of San Francisco is 416,912, ac cording to the statistics of tho thir teenth census, made public tonight. This is an increase of 74,130, or 21.6 per cent, over 342,782 in 1900. In connection -vith the announcement of the population of San Francisco, the director of the census said the origi nal returns contained 420,234 names, but of these, on investigation by the census bureau, 3322 were eliminated. There was found no evidence of inten tional fraud on the part of the enum erators. principal classes of names elim inated," says Director Durand, "were those of persona on vessels not having San Francisco as their home port; fishermen absent on the high seas whose names were obtained from their employers and not from their board ing houses or other places of residence, and persons whose names were obtain ed from employment agencies, having been sent by such agencies to work outride of the city prior to Census day. "No person absent from the city was eliminated from the count when it could be ascertained that his usual place of abode was in some particular place in the city. Thus, a considerable number of Chinese who had gone to Alaska to work in the canneries there were allowed to be enumerated In San Francisco because they were reported from the houses where they had resi dences and to which they expected to return.' The director says that Captain Bald win, supervisor of the census for San Francisco, had done his work In a thorough and conscientious manner. The director further said the expert Investigation of the enumeration of Oakland showed the census there had been taken in a c reful manner and no names whatever were eliminated. MONTANA ENUMERATORS GO TO JAIL FOR FRAUD Census Director Says Great Falls Returns Padded 8376 WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—The popu lation of Great Falls' Mont., is 13,948, a decrease of 952, compared with 14,930 in 1900. Director Durand in a statement said the Great Falls returns as originally received showed a total of 23,324, or SU76 more than tho correct count. Tho director attributes the attempted pad ding to three out of twelve enumera tors of the city, 60 per cent of whoso returns, he says, were fraudulent. The three men were arraigned and two of them sent to jail for twenty-four hours each and fined $150 each, while the third was in prison for forty-eight hours and fined $200. He says that the increases were obtained largely by tak ing the names of transient visitors to the city, which were placed in the hands of tha enumerators by private individuals. The returns show a decrease from tho figure! of 1900 amounting to 982, but Mr. Durand contends that as ther» was fraud in the 1900 census there has been an actual growth. INDIANA'S POPULATION IS GIVEN AS 2,700,876 WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—The popu lation of Indiana Is 2,700,876. accord i statistics of the thirteenth cen sus made public today. This is an in ereaso oi 184,441, cr 7.3 per cent over 2,516,463 In 1900. The increase from 1890 to 1900 was 3, or 14.8 per cent. BALLOONIST TO ATTEMPT FLIGHT ACROSS TEHACHAPI B UCHRSFIHLD, Nov. 16.—Capt. Van ill, tho noted balloonist, will in a VMIU attumpt to cross the Teha -1 , 'cpi mountains In a dirigible, start trom Baker-iFeld. He expects to i newspaperman (ihrnj and pos sibly two otherH. This la the first time sue i a trip was aver attempted. DYNAMITE FAILS TO KILL BASSFIELD, Mis;.. Nov. 16.—Mar vln Hudson, a former living near here, placed a stick of dynamite in his pocket yesterday with a view >>f taking It to employes In his flald. Hudson stum bled and fell. That ho wag not blown to jjleccs when the dynamite exploded is considered marvelous. He has a slight chance to recover from hi" In- Jurlea.