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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.

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