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Part ll—Pages 9 to 16
U.S. EXPERT GOES
TO PROBE S.P. OIL
Director of Geological Survey
Leaves for Trip Through
San Joaquin Fields
SAYS OFFICIALS ARE AT SEA
Smith Declares Authorities at
Washington Have No Rem
edy for the Problem
ALL APPLICATIONS FROM
CALIFORNIA HELD UP
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—A1l applica
tions for the patenting of lands In the
oil country of California are being held
up by the government until it U def
initely ascertained that, the land* do
not contain oil or until congress make*
•onie provision for their disposal. -
The difficulties of ascertaining whether
lands contain oil are greater than those
experienced In examining, lands for min
erals, It was said at the Interior depart
ment today. Cases have been known
where geologist* have examined lands
and reported them as not containing oil,
although within a few months oil gush
ers would appear.
The necessity for some action by con
gress In regard to the California oil
lands wilt be called to the attention of
that body nt the coming session.
CJeorge Otis Smith, director of the
United Stitps geological survey, -who
left Los Angeles last night for a trip
through the oil fields of the San Joa
quin valley, will have for his chief ob
ject while there the inspection of work
accomplished by oil companies oper
ating on government land, to ascer
tain more fully the status of the
Southern Pacific grants now under In
vestigation by the president and to
talk with oil men and thus become
better Informed as to conditions in the
several fields.
As head of the geological depart
ment of government, Mr. Smith will,
he said yesterday, devote much of
his time while in the valley to the
geological side of the much mooted
question of oil lands, but as the ques
tion lias become so complex it will bo
necessary for him to branch out into
other departments and get whatever
fiuts and figures aro available.
This trip grow out of, among other
things, the hearing given California
oil in-ii last May, .wbou a carefully
"" selected committee went to Washing
ton to plead the cause against the
Ptekett bill, which provided for the
withdrawal of lands, without equitable
consideration, on which oil discoveries
had been made. The oil men's com
mittee succeeded in effecting a com
promise, pending remedial legislation.
At that time Mr. Smith was called
before a congressional committee hav
ing the matter in oharge and so close
ly questioned concerning every phase
of the question, phases reaching far
beyond the. province of the geological
survey, that it was impossible for
Jiim to give Intelligent answers in
every particular.
OFFICIALS ABE AT SKA
Therefore, as Mr. Smith explained
yesterday, it was developed that a
man holding his position must be con
versant with the facts directly or In
directly bearing on his department.
The oil problem has become even
more complicated the past*- several
months, the officials at Washington
are as much at sea as to the remedy
as are the oil men themselves, and
for that reason Mr. Smith has come
for facts. He said that the next time
he is called before a congressional
committee he will be prepared to
answer questions touching upon all
sides of the problem.
"What the government wishes," said
Mr. Smith, "are better laws to govern
in oil land matters. It wishes to treat
everybody acting In good faith with
the utmost consideration, and when
this complex problem is finally solved
it 1b hoped all will benefit thereby.
Like others in the government service
I Indorse the movement looking to a
leasing system. In his speech at St.
Paul the president clearly outlined the
course In which he recommended the
leasing system. The message Mr. Taft
is now preparing will in all probability
dwell more fully upon the leasing sys
tem. Since his St Paul speech the
president has had presented to him
many sides of the situation and he
has had time to think the matter'over
most carefully from every viewpoint"
(SUGGESTED IJEASING SYSTEM
It was in the geological survey, under
Mr. Smith, that the ,Nelson bill, pro
•viding for a leasing system of lands
containing pil, coal, phosphates and
the like, was first thought of, and from
it the recommendation came, Facts
were at hand there, as Mr. Smith ex
plained showing where extravagance
and fn ad were boldly practiced upon
tho p> )llc domain. The Nolson bill
sough' to prevent this, and, looking
aroun for a remody, the leasing sys
tom was deemed the most economical.
The Pickott bill in time was written,
more to sustain the president in his
withdrawals than anything else, and is
yet considered as tha first step toward
the leasing system. But whether the
Nelson bill will finally decide the mat
ter or another bill be Introduced in its
stead is not known to Mr. Smith or
anybody else at present.
> The oil men will soon send another
committee to Wasnington and it may
be that this committee will succeed
in getting another bill presented.
Asked If he thought congress would
consider the leasing system at the
next session, Mr. tmith answered that
it was hard to tell, that if congress
moved as slowly with this bill as it
does with other bills Introduced it Is
likely to take several sessions before
it passes.
Three years ago Mr. Smith made a
trip through the oil fields on a mission
much similar to the present one, but,
as he admitted yesterday, the oil sit
uation then was far from being so
acute as it is at present. He will be
taken over the fields from Bakerafield,
including Sunset, Midway and McKlt
trlck, and thence through Devil's Den,
the Lost Hills to Coalinga. He will
remain in the San Joaquln valley until
Monday and then ruturn to Washing
ton.
George O. Smith, U. S. Geologist
Who Will Inspect the Oil Fields
IB Blta *""*
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CHIEF GALLOWAY'S AUTO
COLLIDES WITH A CAR
Police Head Drives Away Rapidly
After Figuring in Crash in
First Street
While starting home from his office
late yesterday afternoon, Chief of Po
lice Galloway, driving the city police
automobile, collided with the front
end of a Crown Hill street car, dam
aging the fender. The automobile
was not damaged.
The collision occurred directly in
front of central station. Chief Gal
loway drove the machine out of the
station garage and reached First
street just as the car was passing.
Though the chief and the motorman
both applied the brakes, the machine
and the car came together with con
siderable impact.
A moment after the collision Chief
Galloway backed his automobile away
from the wrecked fender and went up
First street at full speed, turning
South on Hill. ThougTi attaches of
the police station rushed out to the
street as soon as the crash occurred,
they reached the scene just in time
to see the automobile turn the cor
ner into Hill street.
The motorman of the car, which
was No. 894, tied the wrecked fender
to the front of the car and continued
his trip. There were several passen
gers in the car at the time of the col
lision, but no one was injured.
Th 3 accident was not reported to
the captain's office at central station.
CHINESE YOUTH'S APPEAL
DENIED BY HIGH COURT
The district court of appeal yester
day denied the appeal of Mills Sing,
the Chinese youth awaiting trial in the
superior court on a charge of wronging
a white girl. Sing's appeal was based
on section 26 of the juvenile law, at
tacking the wording In regard to those
responsible for contributing to the de
linquency of a minor child. His at
torneys, George McKeeby and Paul
Schenck, claimed in the petition that
the wording of the law as it reads ap
plies only to the parents or guardians
of a delinquent child, and that there
fore the Chinese youth was not respon
sible for the delinquency of the girl.
SOUTH BROADWAY WOMAN
ROBBED BY SNEAK THIEF
Mrs. Anna Hill, 520 South Broaawajt
reported to the poHce yesterday morn
ing that her afternoon nap last Tues
day proved to be an expensive luxury.
After luncheon, Mrs. Hill said she
took her usual nap lasting from 1 to
3 o'clock. When sho awoke she found
that her handbag containing $27 and
several diamond rings, was missing.
She believes a sneak thief entered jthe
apartment by the parlor door which
Mrs. Hill says is always left oven dur
in««the day.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1910.
4,000,000 BOYS FAIL TO
ATTEND SCHOOL IN U.S.
Y. M. C. A. Educator Declares
That America Should Make
Study More Attractive
"Four million bo^s are out of the
public schools, •which constitutes a
criminal gap," said George B. Hodge,
educational secretary of the interna.
tional committee of the Y. M. C. A.,
at the Federation club luncheon yes
terday on the subiect, "Some Present
Tendencies in Education."
"We must do something," continued
Mr. Hodge, "to encourage the boards
of education to formulate methods to
attract the boys to attend school—
those who are dropping out for various
reasons.
"To overcome the condition of so
many boys being deprived of education
many private and night schools are
running The Y. M. C. A. is working
assiduously to moct the demands of
the delinquency. The 375 different oc
cupations taught cover most of the
educational feature? that interest the
boys and young men. This is made
necessary by ever increasing activities,
such as running automobiles and oper
ating airships, the latter of which la
being taught by five schools by the
associations.
"Along the lines of industry and
science there are great demands for
workers. There are 800,000 men who
are studying applied electricity today
and there is no limit in the achieve
ments of applied industries and sci
ences.
"We are forced to acknowledge that
England is far superior to America in
the attendance of boys at the pu^ic
schools. This is attributed to the use
of the Bible in the schools in the- old
country while it is not allowed in the
schools in the United States. • (
"One great problem with which we
i have to contend is the large una'ssimi
lated population coming to this coun
try. This places a strain on the edu
cational as well as the religious con
ditions."
FAILS TO PAY ALIMONY;
GOES TO JAIL 2 DAYS
For falling to be regular In hla pay
ment* of *8 »' week alimony to Ills wife,
lifiiace Junowaky yesterday win ad
judged guilty of contempt of court by
Judge Ilutton and tent to the county Jail
for two liny*. Six dollar*, found in hi*
pocket*, was confiscated ami given to
the wife, Mr*. Amela Janowßky.
BOY JAILED WHEN
ELOPEMENT FAILS
Parents Are Rushing Daughter of
Capitalist to a Convent
in Europe
'I'LL WAIT,' THE GIRL WRITES
Lawyer Goes to Young Swain's
Aid and Will Plead with
Court for Leniency
While pretty Myrtle Gates, 17-year
old daughter of an lowa capitalist,
and a former Los Angeles high school
student, Is being taken to a convent
in Europe by her angry parents as
fast as train and steamer will carry
her, Harry Hudspeth. her boy sweet
heart, with whom she planned an
elopement which was nipped in the
bud by the probation department yes
terday, is penning her loving epistles
from his cell In the county jail. He
may be taken to the Whittlur reform
school today at the order of Judge
Wilbur of the Juvenile court for an
alleged violation of his parole
Hudspeth Is 16 years old and faces
five years of confinement in the re
formatory. He was at one time caddy
on the Washington golf links to Post
master General Hitchcock and was a
page to President Taft on his trip in
1909 down the Mississippi river during
the Deep Waterway convention.
Attorney Frank Dominguez and
Sheriff Hammel, touched by the boy's
plight, have interested themselves in
his case and will do all in their power
to save him from the reformatory.
Dominguez said yesterday that he
would appeal to Governor* Gillett, if
necessary, to save the young prisoner
from Whittier.
Hudspeth's life fnm the time he met
Myrtle Gates in the east two years
ago reads like a romance. His pres
ent predicament is due to too persis
tent wooing in the face of the objec
tion of the girl's parents. He first met
the girl two years ago at Fort Mad
ison, lowa, .where her father. Lander
Gates, is a prominent man of affairs.
The two soon became fast friends, and
while he was but 14 year 3 old and she
15 they planned marriage.
FOUiOWXD GIRL. HERE
Mr. and Mrs. Gates then • brought
their daughter to Los Angeles, and it
was not until months later that a let
ter reached Hudspeth from the girl,
apprising him of her whereabouts.
Hudspeth, according to his story, ex
erted every effort to make his way to
California, which he finally succeeded
in doing. They met secretly here and
renewed their old vows, he establish
ing himself in a little business and she
attending to her studies at the high
school. In his one-room store at 303
Buena Vista street, directly across
from the county jail. Hudspeth worked
early and late selling automobile sup
plies, and his account in a local bank
shows $400 to his credit as the result
of eight weeks' earnings. Sheriff Ham
mel and attaches of the county jail
knew the boy before he was in trou
ble and testify to his adeptness and
untiring energy in his work. In ex
planation he says ho was saving for a
home for the girl and himself.
The two met many times in Los An
geles until the parents became aware
of his attentions, and an effort, it is
said, was made to place the girl in a
convent. Hudspeth learned of the plan
and passed several nights watching
their house at 422 North Hill street.
Young Hudspeth : next saw the girl
when she called at 337 Buena Vista
street, where he was boarding, and
the two were arrested on complaint of
her parents a few minutes later. The
probation officers believe they were
about to elope.
LETTERS ARE SEIZED
Hudspeth had previously been before
Judge Wilbur on complaint of Mr., and
Mrs. Gates and had been warned that
another attempt on his part to com
municate with Myrtle would mean four
years in the Whittier school. Accord
ing to the probation officers Myrtle
and Hudspeth kept the telephone wire 3
busy shortly after he had left the court
and in written messages sent to each
other they characterized the Judge' in
strong terms. The mother of the girl
seized the letters and turned them
over to the Judge. Hudspeth was ar
rested shortly afterword in his room.
The youth is said to have received
Sixteen letters in four days from Miss
Gates, all penired in endearing terms
and bidding him be patient. They were
mailed at stations along the route east.
In them she tells the boy that she will
wait for him if necessary until she is
an old woman.
"I don't know where they are taking
me," reads one. "It may be Paris or
Berlin. I think it is a convent, but
wherever.it is. Harry, I will never for
get you and I know you will come to
me." '-',
In speaking of the boy's case yester
day Attorney Dominguez said:
"The lad has shown by the energy
and ability he displayed in the little
business built up from his own ef
forts that It would be nothing short of
a crime to lock him in a reformatory
four years. -;>,V
TO ASK FOB LENIENCY
"His offense is the result of a boy
and girl love affair. The girl will be
18 before another month and he has
demonstrated that he is a little man
already. I don't believe in this being
too hard on boys or jailing them. He
is at a period in his life where he can
make good if given the chance. The
letters written by the girl show that
their affection was mutual. lam sure
that after Judge Wilbur has made a
close Investigation into this case the
boy will be turned loose. The proba
tion department is too hard on these
youngsters. It should make allow
ances for the follies of youth."
It is believed that Judge Wilbur of
the juvenile court will look into
young Hudspeth's case and hear cer
tain evidence that the lad did not
bring out before in his defense, as he
had no attorney. The Judge has taken
a special interest In the cases of those
who have come before him from the
probation department, and in many
S cases has granted a parole, giving the
I boys and girls a chance to begin their
life anew.
Dominguez, believing the case mer
ited defense, has proffered his services
without compensation In the interest
of the boy and will appear in his be
-1 half before the court this morning.
NEAR SENSATION
AT POLICE TRIAL
Building Contractor Testifies Re
garding Case in Which One
Accused Sleuth Figured
LAWYER TALKS OF PERJURY
Attorney for Talamantes Angered
at Evidence of Theodore
Wiesendanger
The third session of the police com
mission's investigation into the official
conduct of Detectives Talamantes and
Thomas and Louis Rico, held last night
in the council chamber, developed a
near sensation which may yet pVove
important. The incident occurred
early In the cross-examination of Theo
dore Weisendanger, a local building
contractor, who testified regarding a
matter in which Talamantes was con
cerned and which occurred nine years
ago.
Mr. Wei.sendanger complained that a
quantity of paint had been stolen from
him by a man named Mandeville. Ho
said Talamantes was detailed on the
case and that Mandeville confessed his
guilt. The man was arrested and sub
sequently, the witness said, Tala
mantes met him on the street, ex
plained that his testimony was neces
sary in order to secure a conviction;
added that he was in partnership with
an attorney named Martin, and advised
Mr. Woispndanger, if he wanted to con
vict the thief, to employ this attorney.
The witness said he refused and that
Talamantes then told him he would
lose his case.
Further, Mr. Weisendanger testified
that this was just what happened. He
said that George Eeebe, who is ap
pearing for Talmantes and who was
then in the city attorney's office, had
charge of the prosecution. When the
case was called for trial Talamantes
was not present and the witness' said
Mr. Beebe declined to ask for a con
tinuance, though requested to do so,
and to compel the detective's presence.
SUED TOR DAMAGES
As a result of the trial Mandevillo
was discharged and subsequently
brought a $10,000 damage suit against
Weisendanger which, however, was
won by the defendant.
In his testimony Mr. Weisendanger
insinuated that Mr. Beebe's course had
not been what it should have been and
so roused the attorney's ire that he
said:
"This witness has made imputations
against me and before I get through
with him I am going to prove he is a
perjurer."
The promised proof, Mr. Beebe says,
will be introduced later.
Other witnesses called last night in
cluded Mf-goon and Rivera of the Mexi
can revolutionists, who testified to the
part played in their arrest by the three
defendant detectives; K. J. Fleming,
who told of the prosecution of Julio
Salaza for murder and of the col
lapse of the case, the supposition being
that Detective Talmantes had procured
some of the perjured testimony under
which Salaza was held to the superior
court; Horace Appel, an attorney who
represented the Mexican gvovernment
in the cases of the revolutionists; Gui
terrez de Lara, revolutionist, who was
asked only one question; James Wood,
a bartender, who testified that Tala
mantos had been summoned to the
saloon at which he was employed to
arrest a drunken man who had pre
cipitated a riot, but had failed to do
so, merely taking the man outside; F.
H. Arizmendez, an Alhambra printer,
associated with the revolutionists, and
Patrolman Manuel B. Leon.
At the close the hearing was ad
journed until Monday morning at 9:30
o'clock.
DRIVER FINED $100 FOR
CRUEUTY TO HORSE
Police Judge Indignant When Told
of Animal's Treatment
Adolph Wainright, a junk dealer,
charged with cruelty to a sick horse,
got the maximum punishment in Po
lice Judge Hose's court yesterday
morning, as well as a severe reprimand
from the court.
According to several witnesses and
Humane Officer Fullerton, who made
the arrest, Wainright drove the animal
Tuesday until it almost collapsed.
When the horse reached this condition,
it was said that the driver applied his
whip until the animal's flanks were
torn and bleeding.
"How about this?" asked Judge Rose
of the prisoner.
"I admit using a whip, replied
Wainright," but It was only a ten
cent whip. It couldn't have hurt the
animal much."
Judge Rose paled with indignation.
He addressed Wainright with sup
pressed anger.
"This is the worst oaso of cruelty
that has come to the attention of this
court in years," he said. "You are
fined $100, with the alternative of
spending 100 days in the city jail."
MAN FREEDOM PROMISE
TO LEAVE LOS ANGELES
If William Powers will stay out of
Lo« Angelea forever he won't be
bothered. If he stays in town or re
turns after an absence, ho must go
behind prison doors.
Powers appeared before Police Judge
Rose yesterday morning, charged with
vagrancy. More specifically he was
accused of flourishing a gun In an
Fust Seventh street restaurant Tues
day night. In addition it was brought
to the notice of the court that Powers
had recently been sentenced to six
months in jail, but that the sentence
was suspended on provision that he
leave the city for good.
"Powers," said Judge Rose, "I don t
regard you in the light of a desirable,
citizen What do you say to another
chance to net out of town?"
"I'll grab the chance, your honor,
replied the prisoner.
"Then leave the city in six hours,
said Judice Rose. "The next time you
are brought before me vnnr ♦roatment
will differ greatly."
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NEGRO WHO SHOT MAN
CREATES SCENE IN JAIL
Prisoner Gives Battle When He
Is Taken to Insane Ward
at County Hospital
Benjamin Shepherd, the negro who
terrorized South Spring street Monday
afternoon by shooting Giovanni Sl
moni, an Italian working on the aque
duct, and endangering the lives of
many bystanders, created a lively scene
In the city Jail yesterday morning
when officers tried to remove him to
the county hospital.
When told he was going to be placed
In the insane ward at the county hos
pital Shepherd retreated to a corner
of his cell and defied anyone to take
him. When Jailer Shand approached
the negro, who is of powerful build,
he tried to catch Shanu by the throat
and strangle him. Shand, however, was
too quick for the prisoner and grabbed
him by the waist. In an instant he
dragged the negro to the corridor,
where several officers helped in over
powering him.
Seeing he was helpless in the bands
of so many men, Shepherd sat down
sulkily in a chair. A few minutes later,
however, when Shand took him by the
arm and told him he must start for the
hospital, the negro dropped on his
back to the floor and kicked his feet in
the air with such vipor that no one
dared come within iiva feet of the
man.
Shepherd continued his kicking tac
tics for several minutes. Taking ad
vantage of a lull In nis movements the
officers finally pounced upon the negro
and pinned him to tho floor while he
was handcuffed and leg ironed. Scream-
Ing at the top or his voice, Shepherd
was carried to the patrol wagon, in
which he was taken to the county hos
pital.
"They'll hnng me like they do all
nlggors In the south—l'm sure they
will!" he shouted as ho was driven
away.
MEXICAN FINED $10 FOR
CARRYING SHARP KNIFE
M. Canto, Mexican, charged with car
rying concealed weapons, was asked in
Police Judge Rose's court yesterday
morning to explain the presence of a
twelve inch knife "found in his pocket
at the time of his arrest, Tuesday
night. As the knife was sharp as a
razor, the court hinted that Canto's
motive for carrying the knife could not
bo the best.
"I intended to use the knife for trim
ming trees," said Canto." Of course
It's not a regular tree trimmer's knife
but it will serve the purpose all right."
Judge Rose thought that the adfc
of the knife was entirely too fine for
wood chopping and fined Canto $10.
LOTTERY VISITORS FINED
Charged with visiting a place where
a lottery Is conducted, Wintleld Coa,
Martin Vrelich, Jack Vrelich and Koi
ne/ Mitchell were each fined $5 In Po
lice Judge Rose's court yesterday
morning. It was alleged that the four
men vibtted ft house at 326 Marchea
sault street, Tuesday night.
Editorial Section
CITY LAW MAY THWART
PROJECT FOR FOUNTAIN
Engineer Makes Objection to the
Plans for Drinking Station
on Main Street
Either the sculptor employer", by the*
Native Sons of the Golden West to de
sign a drinking fountain for tho inter
section of Spring and Main streets will
have to change his design, already sub
mitted to the society, or the city will
have to secure from Robert Rowan.
either by purchase or otherwise, a slico
of land from the fiatiron block. At
present there is not enough room t«
show off the ornamental fountain to
advantage. It may encroach on ths
streets In question and interfere with,
traffic.
The city engineer submitted a plat of
the district to the board of public works
yesterday, together with a report ex
plaining existing difficulties. In this
report Mr. Hamlin says:
"The location for the fountain sug
gested by tho donors is objectionable
in that a circular space would be re
quired, twenty-five feet or more in di
ameter, for a fountain of tho size
shown, and this would involve a re
duction of available street width of six
feet on each side of the fountain. I
have shown the area available for foun
tain purposes, which does not Involve
an Interference with traffic, and would
suggest that your honorable body sub
mit a copy of this map to the Native
Sons of the Golden West, with the re
quest that their scupltor modify his de
signs so as to make the best possible
use of the area shown.
"The construction of a refuge In tho
location shown for persons waiting for
southbound Main street cars should ba
considered In this connection.
"T. J. Phillips, representing the Na
tive Sons, states that the details of tho
fountain have not yet benn worked out,
and that a satisfactory structure can In
all probability bo devised for the altered
location."
COLEGROVE TRADE BOARD
GIVES THANKS TO HERALD
Business Organization Appreci
ates Publicity Given
The Herald has received a copy of a
resolution adopted by the Colegrova
board of trade thanking this paper for
the publicity It has given the fight in
that section of the city to restrict tha
sizo of he Hollywood cemetery. The
resolution calls attention to the fail
ure of other papers to report the facts
In the case. It follows:
"Resolved, That the thanks of this
board of trade are due and are hereby
tendered the Los Angeles Daily Herald
for Its timely a_.d appropriate notice
of the movement of the good people of
this valley to restrict or close the Hol
lywood cemetery and that wo regret
the failure of the other dally papers
of this city to notice a matter of such
vast public Importance, Involving, as
it does, millions of property and th«
health, happiness and welfare of thou
sands of citizens."
"RAT K. MONO. Six-rrtair."

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