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The large country around, just entering Its
first stage of development, with the branches
and further railroad extensions in prospect, give
some idea of the future of Willlts. Thla ex
cursion Sunday, Sept. 20, will afford prospec
tive buyers an opportunity to view the lots for
nale in the Northwestern addition of WiiHts.
The $treetg are graded, curbed, sewered and
water mains laid. The water comes from the
mountains. Electric light and power. Burn
ham Sc Marsh Co., 211 Montgomery street, are
the acents for the sale of the Iota of the
Northwestern addition to Willlts. Maps, plats
terms, etc., are to be had at their office '
To all parties who go on I this excursion and
purchase a lot within thirty days thereof Burn
ham & Marsh Co. will refund the • fare paid
which will be $3 for the round trip. Boat will
depart from Tlburon ferry, foot i of Market
street, at 7:30 a. m., Sunday, Sept. 20 On
the return train will leave Willits at 4 n m
Tickets on sale at Burnham & Marsh Co 'and
C50 Market street (Chronicle buildlnjr), ¦com
mencing Monday. Sept. 14. E*ch ti«ket sold
Inaurea a Mat. • . «
¦Wiling, the terminus of the California North
western Ry., is the center of the redwood belt
of Mendocino County, and is a fast growing
town. The mills of the Northwestern Redwood
Co. are within three miles. The tracks of the
railroad company extend five miles into the
redwoods, and contractors are at work on ten
miles more to be finished this reason.
Via the California Northwestern
Railway, the Picturesque Route
of California.
Washington; d. c, sept. 11.— The
Postofflce Department to-day announced:
Postofflces discontinued, superseded by
rural free delivery: Oregon— Macksburg
and Needy, Clackamaa County, mail to
Aurora. Postmaster commissioned—Ore
gon-Saliie A. Hill.'Anlauf.
Navy order— Lieutenant Commander T.
D. Griffin detached from the Wyoming to
treatment at the naval hospital, Mare
Army orders— The board at San Fran
cisco for . the examination of officers of
the Signal Corps for promotion . is dis
solved. Captain Charles S. Wallace, Sig
nal Corps, is ordered, from the Philippines
to San Francisco; Contract , Surgeon
Frank L. R. Tetamore from Fort Grant,
Arizona, to San Francisco, thence to the
Philippines with .. the Seventh Infantry;
Captain Henry Page, assistant surgeon,
from Fort „ Mason, Cal., to the Philip
pines; First v Lieutenant Llewellyn P.
Williamson, assistant surgeon, from the
Presidio of San" v Francisco to Jefferson
Barracks. Mo. Pifev''~.-V
Changes Made in the Postal Service
and Orders for the
' Army.
MANILA, Sept. 1L— A. band of religious
schismatics forcibly seized a chapel in
Manila the other day, breaking down the
doors to effect an entrance. They were
promptly ejected by the police.
Schismatics Seize Chapel.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1L — Secretary
Hitchcock to-day announced the removal
of John A. Sterrett of Ohio as Townsite
Commissioner for the Cherokee Indian
nation in Indian Territory and the ap
pointment ot Dwight Tuttle of Connecti
cut as hl3 successor. The removal is the
result of charges against Sterrett's ad
ministration of his office. - -
Secretary Hitchcock Announces Ap
pointment of Dwight Tuttle to
Succeed John A. Sterrett.
DENVER, Sept. 11.— H. M. Hayden this
evening shot his wife through the body
and then flred three bullets into himself
with fatal results. The woman will prob
ably die. They decided last Monday to
separate, but to-day Hayden became In
toxicated and going to his wife's home
committed the double crime.
They were both natives of Pennsyl
vania. Each was about 30 years of age
and they had been .married seven years.
They had no children.
Denver Man, After Agreement of
Separation, Becomes Intoxicated
and Commits Crime.
Pomological Society Is
Still in. Session in
Special Dispatch to The Call.
BOSTON, Sept. 11.— The evening session
of the American Pomologlcal Society was
given over to a discussion of the subject
"Ideals In Pomology," led by Charles W.
Garfield of Grand Rapids, Mich. The
morning session of the society gave at
tention to the commercial side of the
fruit growing. Speakers from different
sections of the country gave their experi
ence -as to the qualities that should be
developed, and* representatives of the
United States and Canadian Departments
of Agriculture spoke of fruit inspection
and its relation to the growers. The re
port made by Dr. F. W. Pexamer of New
York recommended the award of a Wilder
medal, given for excellence ln a new vari
ety, to the "Hiley peach" of Georgia. The
officers proposed by the nominating com
mittee and unanimously elected are as
follows: • '• .
President. J. H. Hale, South Glastonbury.
Conn.; first vice president, Charles W. Gar
fleld. Grand Raoids. Mich.; secretary, John
Craig, Ithaca, N. Y. ; treasurer, L. R. Taf t.
Agricultural College. Michigan.
The paper of W. A. McKinnon. chief of
the fruit division of the Canadian De
partment of Agriculture, called for con
siderable discussion. McKinnon spoke of
ihe new laws in tho Dominion providing
for the inspection of fruit for export. The
results, he said, have been very benefi
cial. Inspection has made packers care
ful and/now when a man buys a No. 1
package he knows that it means a high
quality. Several members of the society,
who followed McKinnon, advocated the
passage of a similar law in the United
TO the higher officials of the local
postofflce department the news of
the indictment of James W. Er
win, Superintendent of the San Francisco
special delivery system, was • apparently
as much a surprise as it was to the gen
eral pubjlc. When it was first announced
at the postoffice the heads of departments
refused to credit it, and it was not until
it was fully confirmed that they accepted
It as a fact.
Erwin was one of the last men in the
service who was supposed to be impli
cated in anything even savoring of dis
honesty, or official indiscretion. He has
been a postofflce inspector since 18S7, hav
ing been appointed from Atlanta, Ga., un
der the first Cleveland administration,
and assigned to the New England di
vision, with headquarters in Boston. Pre
vious to that he had been a newspaper
man. A few years later he was trans
fered to to the Pacific division, and, with
the exception of brief absences, has re
mained here in various capacities ever
On July 1, 1900, he was appointed su
perintendent of .the free rural delivery
system of the Pacific Coast, and retained
that position until relieved July 1 of this
year, when the department was turned
over to R. R. Munro, inspector in charge
for the Pacific division.
During the scandals in the postofflco
affairs of Cuba following the Spanish war
Erwin was selected by Fourth Assistant
Postmaster Barlow,, who is prosecuting
the present inquiry, to assist ln unearth
ing the frauds, and his work at that time
was highly commended. Later he was
sent to Manila to institute a delivery sys
tem, and accomplished this to the entire
satisfaction of his superior officers.
R. R. Munro, inspector in charge, under
whose supervision Erwin has been since
July 1, speaking of the indictment of his
subordinate, said yesterday:
I have heard nothing from Washington relat
ing to the charges against Erwin and I do not
expect to for some days, as whatever instruc
tions are forwarded will be sent by mall. ¦»
I am not ln possession of sufficient informa
tion to warrant a discussion of the grounds
upon which the indictment was returned. I
took no part ln the investigation that resulted
in th« indictment. Inspectors were sent di
rectly from Washington to conduct the inquiry
and merely submitted their credentials to me.
I gave thsm evory assistance in my power, but
was not privy to the result of their labors.
They had instructions to report directly to the
Washington authorities and did so.
The news of Krwin's Indictment was an en
tire surprise to me. He has always borne an
excellent reputation and has been singled out
for various important assignments, requiring
pronounced ability and integrity. I know noth
ing of his connection with the Postal Develop
ment and Improvement "Company, except that
he was a stociihc'der in the concern.
United States District Attorney Wood
worth knows nothing officially of the in
dictment and he does not expect to until
it shall reach him from Washington
through the mails. Speaking of the mat
ter yesterday he said:
Beyond what I have heard around the build
ing I know nothing of an indictment having
been returned against Inspector Erwin. Un
doubtedly I shall be notified by mail, and as
soon as I am I 'shall take the proper steps to
Insure his attendance «t Washington, where I
presume the trial will be held.
As I understand It. the indictment charges
fraudulent conspiracy, and in that case the
Grand Jury of the place where the minds of
the alleged conspirators met would have juris
diction. The contention, I presume, will be
that this understanding was reached at Wash
ington and consequently the Washington Grand
Jury would have the right to return an in
dictment. ¦
Efforts have been made to connect ex-
Congressman Eugene F. Loud with the
sale to the Government by the local ofll
c5als of the device for recording on mall
boxes the time of the next collection of
letters. An afternoon paper printed a
purported dispatch from Washington
stating that dishonest practices were cur
rent In the local postoffice; that certain
employes were rated at higher positions
than they were getting salary for, and
that the difference between what they re
ceived and what the Government allowed
them was divided between a clique of men
at the head of which was "one certain
political influence." When seen last night
Loud said:
Undoubtedly I am the "one certain political
Influence" referred to. I presume the reason
I wa* not mentioned bj» name was because
the publisher hc-ld in mind the provisions
against criminal libel. As far as the charges
of misconduct in the workings of the local
postoffice are concerned there is absolutely no
foundation for them. There could be no manip
ulation of salaries without the knowledge of
Postmaster Montague, and anybody who know*
him will utake his life on bis honesty. Neither
Is he a catspaw for a ring of other employes.
The workings of . the postof flc« system abso
lutely preclude the possibility of such a method
of extortion being practiced.
These Insinuations against me emanate
either from my political enemies in the State
or come from August W. Machen formerly
greneral superintendent of the free delivery
system; and his friends. I knew about them
before they were made public. I first incurred
the enmity of Machen four or five years ago
when I denounced him on the floor of the
Houso of Representatives for violating the law
by. creating a deficiency in his department
while Congress was in session. I have also
taken an active part In bringing about this in
vestigation that has resulted j so disastrously
for him. and naturally he is ready to do m«
any injury he can.
I have heretofore refrained from public de
nials of these charges because I did not deem
them worthy of notice, but I take this occa
sion to Bay that all of these veiled accusa
tions made against me are utterly and un
qualifiedly false, and the result of the Inves
tigation has bo proved them.
Postmaster Montague was not to be
seen yesterday. He came to his office for
a few minutes in the morning and then
left for his summer home at Agnews. He
was in a state of almost utter collapse
at the developments in the Investigation
and his condition was such that his fam
ily decided to have him moved to the city.
He left Agnews at & o'clock in the after
noon for San Francisco. Inquiry at nis
home was answered by the statement
that he was not there, and It was stated
that his whereabouts was unknown. It
is thought that he is being cared for in
some private hospital.
Confess to .Having Placed a Bail
Across the Track at Baton
TRINIDAD, Colo.. Sept. 11.— Paul Mur
phy and Ernest Smith, boys of Raton,
N. M., have been arrested by Special
Agent Rudd of the Santa Fe road,
charged with wrecking a train.
Last Sunday evening No. 2 passenger
train ran across a rail which had been
placed across the track just below the
Raton tunnel, derailing both engines.
The boys have confessed they placed the
rail on the track.
Continued From Page 1, Column 5.
The device was immediately adopted.
This occurred in October, 1S9D. It is al
leged that the price paid the company
fur the device was afterward increased
through Machen's efforts.
Beavers. Maehen and Erwin are the
three men indicted in connection with
this transaction and conspiracy to de
fraud the Government is trre specific
The inspectors say that Richardson was
eo frank and candid in his statements
and It was so apparent that he was an
unconscious tool of «thers in the deal that
it was thought better not to bring his
case before the Grand Jury, at least at
this time. He is understood to have tes
tified that Machen instructed him that
he must distribute the stock if he wished
to have his device adopted. He Is also
understood to have further said that
Beavers intimated that it would be well
to see Perry S. Heath, then First Assist
ant Postmaster General, whose name
Beavers Is said to have used very freely.
There apears to be no .direct testimony
that Heath received any of the stock,
In connection with this company the
ram<? of ex-Representative Loud of Cali
fornia has been mentioned in the past,
but it is paid by officials in authority
that there is no testimony in the hands
of the Grand Jury implicating Loud in
any way. He is paid to have acted for
Richardscn. as is common for a Repre
sentative in Conffrc-ss to act for his con
stituents, and there is no evidence show
ing that he was a stockholder ln the San
Francisco company.
MeGiehan, Huntington and Machen
were indicted for conspiracy to defraud
the Government ln connection with the
contract to furnish package boxes to the
Government. McGiehan is said to have
obtained a contract to furnish boxes from
July l, 1K'3, to June 1. 1S97. Machen is
s-aid to have been instrumental in bring
ing- about an increase in the price paid
to McGiehan, who took Huntington in as
a partner before the expiration of the
contract. The extra compensation is said
to have been shared with Machen.
The official statement regarding the in
dictments follows:
The indictment against Beavers, Machen
and Erwin alleges in substance that the
I'ostai Device and Improvement Company
of San Francisco, formerly the Montague
Indicator and Letter Box Company, by
resolution of October 6, 1S99, set aside 1000
thares of its stock to be used in any le
gitimate way its president might think
proper in forwarding the Interests of the
company. Armed with this authority, the
president, Daniel 6. Richardson, accom
panied by Erwin, came to Washington.
Erwin was then a postoffice inspector
and the company was composed almost
entirely of postofflce employes in the
West. Erwin introduced Richardson to
ali ihe postofflce officials at Washington
and Beavers, Machen. Heath and others
examined the devices.
As a result an order for equipping 20S9
letter boxes with the device was secured.
About that time, on a suggestion from
Beavers, concurred in by Machen, the
name of the company was changed and- it
was arranged that all postofflce officials
should disappear from its management.
Beavers and Machen became the owners
of blocks cf the stock, both under as
sumed names. The company was then
systematically relieved of its obligations
in the way of paying freight, crating and
printing cards for the devices it was fur
Out of the 1000 shares of stock set aside
as above mentioned most al lof it went
to different postofHce officials. The presi
dent of the company afterward came tq
Washington again with the request that
an increase be made in the compensation
the company was receiving for its device.
The- request was granted. Dividends were
afterward r>aid on the stock.
The indictment against McGiehan,
Huntington and Machen alleges that Mc-
Giehan was the person interested in the
profits from certain contracts from the
United States for furnishing packages
from July 1, 1833, to June 1, 1837; that in
pursuance of a scheme to defraud the
United States, Machen recommended to
his superiors that the compensation of
the contractor be Increased. In payment
for attaching a different support to the
boxes, which raised them higher from the
ground. This scheme was- put through
and afterward, when Huntington became
interested in the contracts with Mc-
Giehan they continued to receive the
extra compensation.
The indictment is in ten counts, the first
two counts charging the payment of $100
to Machen on September 1, 1&00; the third
and fourth counts alleging the payment
of t2lO on December 30, 1900; the fifth and
sixth counts the payment of $250 Febru
ary 4, 1S01; the seventh and eighth counts
the payment of $350 March 2, 1501; the
ninth and tenth counts the payment of
$225 on March 15. 1501.
Thft other indictment against McGiehan,
Huntington ar.d Machen is in fifteen
counts:, on the same facts as set forth in
the first indictment, these being conspir
acy to bribe an officer of the United
The indictment against McGiehan and
Huntingdon for bribery alleges that Ma
then procured the payment of $1 25 on
each of the package boxes additional to
the contract, or for which the device
which lifted them higher from the ground,
when the sum paid for that attachment
should not have exceeded 73 cents. Mc-
Giehan agreed to pay Machen 50 cents
from each $1 25 with the concurrence of
Hunthigton. who was then interested in
the contracts with McGiehan, as the Co
lumbia Supply Company, for bis own per
sonal use.
The Indictment against Scheble and Ma
chen alleges that Eugene D. Schebel of
Toledo became interested with the firm of
Maybury & Ellis of Detroit, of which
town Maybury is the Mayor, in securing
contracts with the United States for fur
nishing letter boxes; that in pursuance of
their scheme to defraud the Government,
Machen induced the department to order
large quantities of letter boxes for the ru
ral free delivery service; quantities ln ex
cess of what was needed or used; and that
Machen, In his official capacity, approved
the bills for the same. Maybury & Ellis
paid Seheble to the extent of his interest
in the company and he in turn paid large
turns to Machen.
The indictment Is in seventeen counts,
the first three charging the payment by
Scheble to Machen of J1500 on September
12. 1300; the fourth count charging this or
dering by Machen of 6000 letter boxes on
September 21. 1300; the fifth, sixth and
seventh counts charging the payment to
Machen cf CO on September 20, 1S00. The
eighth, ninth and tenth counts charge the
payment to Machen of $2000 on November
22, 19O0; the eleventh count charges the
payment to Machen of $1159 on November
£3. 1900; the twelfth, thirteenth and four
teenth counts charge tha payment of
$20* to Machen on February 11, 1901; the
fifteenth. sixteenth and seventeenth
count* charge the payment of $134 to
Machen on June 10. 1901. The other In
dictir.cr.ts against the defendants have
the same number of 'counts, on the same
fact*, the charge being conspiracy to
bribe an officer of the United States.
Governor Appoints Fruit Inspector.
SACRAMENTO. Sept. 1L — Governor
Pardeo has appointed A. N. Judd fruit in
spector for Santa Cruz and Monterey
counties, the first under the new law, at
the request of the Watsonvllle Orchard
ists* Association. The duty of the inspec
tor is to eee that boxes and packages of
fruit are properly marked
A Guaranteed Cure for Piles.
Itching. Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles
Tour drurpist will refund r&ar money if Pazo
OINTMENT fall* to cure you. 60 cent*. •
The election of officers for the next year
and the selection of the next meeting
place will conclude the work of the con
Among the papers read this afternoon
were: Dr. Stephen Hombray, St. Louis,
"Aerial Tramways as Economical Means
of Transportation"; C. O. Bartlett, Cleve
land, on "The Mechanical Drying of
Clays, Peat, Coal, etc."
Owing to, the inclemency of the weather
no session was held to-night •The re
maining addresses will be delivered at
to-morrow morning's session, which will
be held at Deadwood.
A resolution was adopted asking the
congress to petition Andrew Carnegie to
endow and erect a suitable building at
Washington or any other city in the
country for the exclusive benefit of min
ing in this country. It was referred back
by the committee with a recommendation
that it be refered to the board of dlrec-,
tors of the American Mining Congress for
such consideration as they deemed proper,
and it was so erred.
A resolution asking for the appointment
of five members as a committee to for
mulate such amendments to the mining
laws of the country as are deemed best
for the Interests of the United States
was referred to the committee on legisla
President Richards announced the re
ceipt of a letter from Senator Morgan of
Alabama in answer to a request that he
attend the congress and his regrets that
he was unable to attend, which was read.
Relating to the collection of mineral statis
tics and askine that the work. remain in the
hands of the United States Geological Survey;
asking aid of the Government in the estab
lishment of good roads; concerning the sub
version'of the timber and stone act; approv
ing the purchase by the Government of silver
in the open market and co-operation with the
committee appointed by the Mexican and other
governments with relation to fixing tha ratio
of sliver and gold; protesting against any leg
islation tending to further restrict the use of
pllver as real money or depress its value upon
the market; that a committee of five active
members of the congress be selected by the
chairman to devise means by which suitable
men may be employed to visit all mining
campa and organize local mining bodies and
solicit co-operation 'with this congress and
obtain paid members; against "fake" • mining
companies and exploitation of mining stocks
based solely on options for the purpose -of. leas
ing mining properties, and calling upon the
several StattB and Territories to pass such
legislation as will remedy the evil and pro
tect organizers <jf and Investors in legitimate
mining companies.
Among those favorably reported and
adopted, in addition to the one concerning
a Department of Mines and Mining, were:
Immediately following the presentation
of Colonel Drake's resolution Thomas
King Muir of Portland rose and read a
telegram from the Oregon State Miners'
Association, sending greetings to tho min
ing congress and .asking that Portland
be selected as the meetine place for 1904.
Muir proceeded' to say that Portland
wanted the American Mining Congress,
and that it wanted to entertain the mem
bers and delegates at a time when there
would be no diverting circumstances
which would tend to interfere with the
accomplishment of the best results by
the congress, as would be the case if Its
sessions were held in 1905 coincident with
the centennial. He said the citizens of
Portland wished to bo in a position to
devote themselves exclusively to the en
tertainment of those attendant upon the
mining congress and therefore he asked
that Portland be chosen for next year
rather than 1903.
The constitution and by-laws, which
were the special order for this morning's
session of the American Mining Congress,
were adopted in the afternoon, as sub
mitted, with the exception of two minor
changes. These consisted in the reduc
tion of the number of delegates to be ap
pointed by the Governor of a State from
fifteen to ten and the reduction of the
number of delegates to be appointed by a
Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade
or. other such J^iy frpm three to two, the
objectfbeing- to" place* /the. congress in a
more independent. position., -~
The first matter before the congress
this afternoon was >the report of the com
mittee on resolutions.
LEAD, S. D., Sept.. 1L— The adoption of
a constitution^ and by-laws, the adoption
of a resolution asking the Unltod States
Congress ¦ to pass a law for the estab
lishment of a Department of Mines, with
a representative in the President's Cab
inet, and the reading of a letter from
Senator. Morgan of Alabama in response
to an - invitation from Secretary , Man on
to attend and address the congress, wer«
the principal features of to-day'3 sessions
of the American Mining Congress.
It developed to-day that the Oregon
delegation is not quite a unit on the mat
ter of holding next year's sessions of the
mining congress at Portland- : This be
came apparent when Frank V. Drake of
Portland asked the congress to adopt a
resolution to the effect that It Is the Bense
of the American Mining Congress that In
recognition of the enormous benefits
which have accrued to tne mining In
dustry of the country from the consum
mation of the Lewis and Clark expedition
in 1805, which resulted in the acquisition
by the United States of tha Territory
of Oregon, comprising the present States
of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and parts
of Montana, Wyoming and Dakota, those
States would contribute ln every way pos
sible to the success of the centennial cel
ebration of the Lewis and CJark Ex
position, to be held in .Portland in 1905,
and that in furtherance of this object
the congress also resolve to meet in
Portland for its annual session in 1905.
The resolution was referred to a com
mittee, which reported in favor of its
adoption with the clause referring to the
1905 meeting stricken out, and it was
Of the 83,000 Indians in the five civilized]
tribes — Cherokeea, Creeks. Choctaws.
Chickasaws and Semlnoles — less than 15,-.
COO are full bloods.
Must Turn On Current
in District Guarded
by Soldiers.
The guards at the Golden Cycle Mine
to-night created considerable excitement
by firing a dozen shuta oxktk man who
was passing on the railroaJ track and
refused to stop when ordered to do so.
The man escaped.
. CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., Sept. 1L—
During the early part of this evening the
portions of the district which are lighted
by Le Belle Power and Light Company
were in darkness, the company for some
reason delaying to turn on the current.
Complaints were made at military head
quarters by the citizens, and It 13 saM
General Bell notified tho light company
that no further delay ln the service would
bo tolerated, and the current was started.
During the time the district was la
darkness Lieutenant Greenwood, Com
pany I of Colorado Springs, and Lieu
tenant Kelfy. Troop B, r>enver, were in
jured by riding into open prospect holes.
As a result of this and other similar
accidents General Bell announced to
night that the State law which provides
that unused prospect holes must be either
filled or covered must be complied with at
once. He declared that no evasions or
delay would be permitted in this matter.
James Laflerty, a union leader, was ar
rested and placed ln the guardhouse to
day. No charge against him was mads
public. It is Bald that seven other men
are wanted by the authorities.
vices. He declared that their work was
efficient vigilant and trustworthy and
¦ that all concerned were deserving of much
I commendation.
After taking lunch, the Assistant Secre
tary was taken aboard the cutter Golden
Gate and visited the revenue cutter ilc-
Culloch at Sausalito and also inspected
the cuarantlne station.
In the evening Assistant Secretary Arm
strong was conducted through Chinatcwn
by Dr. Rupert Blue ot-uie Marine Hospi
tal Service, who h3s had charge of •he>
cleansing of the Oriental Quarter. Tha
Assistant Secretary was given every facil
ity to inspect the quarter and see for him
self the effective sanitary work that has
been accomplished there.
To-day Assistant Secretary Armstrong
will inspect the Mint, the sub- Treasury
and the Custom-house and will confer
with certain officials as to the needs for
further protection on this coast for navi
While th« latter subject 13 now under
control of Secretary Cortelyou, of the De
partment of Commerce, the Assistant Sec
retary of the Treasury is desirous of se
curing needed Information that will enable
him to furnish Secretary Cortelyou with
important facts as to the absolute and
pressing need for more safeguards for
vessels plying on the Pacific Coast.
Assistant Secretary Armstrong Is but
29 years of age. He was born in Iowa
and was engaged for some years In news
paper work. He was a valued member of
the press In Chicago and also was Eastern
correspondent for Chicago papers. Ho
was selected by the present Secretary of
the Treasury to act as his private secre
tary when Mr. Shaw was Governor of
Iowa. Wh«n Governor Shaw was ap
pointed to the post of Secretary of the
Treasury, he selected his former private
secretary as his first assistant and ln tha
past two years Assistant Secretary Arm
strong has made an enviable record for
paying a second time of assessed duty
and also prevent smuggling on the part
of persons coming from the Orient on
the same vessels.
Passengers arriving in San Francisco
from Honolulu are classed as "coast"
travelers. Articles In their possession
which the San Francisco customs officials
might declare dutiable are assumed to
have left Honolulu duty paid. In other
words, the articles are supposed to have
had the duty paid upon them when taken
into the Hawaiian Islands from foreign
The certification of a Honolulu passen
ger's stateroom effects will do away with
considerable delay on arrival* ln San
Francisco. A customs officer will be able
to quickly check the contents of valises
with the certified list, while the heavy
baggage of such passenger will be ex
empt from examination, having left Hon
olulu under seal.
Should tho stateroom effects of a Hono
lulu passenger not tally with the certi
fied list It will b« clear proof that a
through passenger from the Orient has
enlisted the aid of such Honolulu pas
senger, for the purpose of smuggling, ard
detection will be easy for the customs
Under the rule recently rescinded all
baggage of travelers from the Orient, to
gether with that belonging to Honolulu
passengers, was examined by the cus
toms officers at Honolulu, wheirsuch per
sons traveled on through steamships,
while passengers on vessels plying only be
tween Honolulu and San Francisco were
not subject to examination. The obnox
ious rule caused considerable annoyance,
delay and complications and the new or
der of things will enable passengers and
the steamship companies to work ln har
money with customs officials.
¦Assistant Secretary Armstrong paid a
l{lgh compliment to the local officers of
the customs service and to the officials
of the marine hospital and quarantine ser-
Rev. Father Lillis Joins
in Condemnation of
Special IMspatch to The Call.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 11— "The
man who takes the oath of the Inter
national Typographical Union denies to
himself the right to the sacraments of
the Catholic church."
Thus spoke to-day Rev. Father T. F.
LJilis, pastor of St Patrick's Church and
acting coadjutor bishop of the diocese.
"The fixed laws of the church forbid
a Catholic to be a member of an order
which requires such an oath as this," he
continued, "and it is the duty of every
Catholic either to demand that the oath
be expunged or to leave the union."
Becomes Steel Trust Officer.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Sept. 11.— State
Treasurer Henry G. Hay, president of
the Stock Growers' Bank, has tendered
his formal resignation to the directors.
Hay has dtcidt-d to accept the position
as assistant treasurer of the United
States Steel Corporation, with offices in
New York. His resignation as State
Treasurer Is expected to follow.
Rufe Turner Fights a Draw.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 11.— Rufe Tur
ner of Seattle and Charley Sieger of New
York fought twenty rounds to a draw
here to-night. The fighting was hard and
fast throughout, Sieger, if anything, hav
ing a shade the better of It.
States. The afternoon was spent by the
members of the society in a drive through
Boston's park system.
National . Legislature Urged
to Establish a New De
Indicted Inspector Has
Splendid Record in ,
the Past.
A reception was given at 8:30 this even
ing and a banquet at 10 at the Cheyenne
Club. One hundred guests, composed of
citizens and army officers, were present.
Senator Warren acted as toastmaster.
Ex-Senator Carey gave • the . address of
welcome. Arthur W. Dunn made the re
ply. Short addresses were made by Gov
ernor Chatterton, Congressman Mondell
and others, special train carrying
the party left for Ogden at midnight.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 11.— The par
ty of Washington correspondents arrived
here at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. Car
riages "were ready at the- station for a
three-mile ride to Fort Russell. Some
preferred horseback riding, and the spir
ited horses kept by the Union Pacific
Railroad for pursuit of train robbers were
given to half a dozen of the visitors.
During the ride to Fort Russell some of
the horses ran away with the inexperi
enced riders. No serious accident oc
curred, however. A dress parade and a
band concert were followed by a recep
tion at the officers' club. The party re
turned to the Interocean Hotel for dinner.
Washington Newspaper Men Are
Guests of City at Banquet
and Reception.
"I shall have to wait a few days and see
how things develop before I can say what
I am going to do. I received a telegram
about a week ago to come to Washington,
but as I was sick, under the advice of my
physician I took a week's rest before
starting back. I had no idea what the
call was for, and as I am frequently called
to Washington, attached no particular im
portance to it. The press dispatches" say
that the Postmaster General has signed
my dismissal from the service and that it
was mailed to me last Tuesday. Until
the papers reach me I suppose I must re
main in the dark."
"I have no Idea. As I have stated, I
never placed any particular value on -It.
Or, rather, I have never thought about it.
The stock has lam here in my desk. I
know some of it has been sold, but I
never heard what it brought and did not
place any great value on it. With my pos
session of the stock my whole connection
with this affair ends. \ I am not a director
nor officer of the company and never have
been. It may have been an error ln Judg
ment to have possessed it, but up to this
time I never dreamed that to have stock
in a corporation organized under the laws
of this State could possibly be construed
Into an offense.
"Would you mind stating just what
connection you have with the company
and what your interest in it is?" f\
, "I took 600 shares of the stock. I be
lieve there are 40,000 shares of the capital
"What Is Its value?"
"For the past fifteen years I have been
a resident of California. During that
time I have endeavored so to conduct my
self officially and personally as to win
the- respect -and confidence of those with
whom I' came in contact. I believe I am
safe in saying that I- have some friends
here and it Is my earnest hope that they
will be willing to suspend .their judgment
until the facts have been fully devel
With regard to the connection of nhe
Ppstal Device and Improvement Com
pany of San Francisco with the scandal
which is the cause of the present trouble,
Erwiri said:
"This company was formed some years
ago and was Incorporated under the laws
of the State of California. I had nothing
to do with the formation of the company
and know little of its history. The device
for tha timing of mails on letter boxes I
was much interested in and might almost
claim I was a part Inventor of it. Some
of the- details were worked out at my
suggestion. I was interested ln it because
it seemed to me to be a needed improve
ment. I took some stock in the company,
but since the day N I received it it has lain
in the drawer here and I never attached
any value to It."
with .friends or to secure' legal. advice. arid
until I have done so must be excused
from making any statement in connection
with the case. , '* . \
The purpose of the certification is two
fold. It will save • a passenger double
examination of property and the possible |
If the last class of passengers so de
sire, they will be allowed to take Into
their staterooms any effects they desire
to use on the voyage to this city. They
will be allowed to certify to what articles
they have ln the staterooms, and their
heavy baggage will be placed in a sealed
room in the ehjp.
• Passengers- starting- from Honolulu on
ships destined for San Francisco will not
have their baggage examined on arrival
here when they travel on ships that ply
only between the Hawaiian Islands and
the' mainland.
Passengers starting ' from Honolulu. for
San Francisco on ships that come from
the Orient or other foreign ports will
have the option of either having their
baggage examined on arrival at San
Francisco or securing: a certified state
ment of their belongings when leaving
Assistant Secretary Armstrong stated
that It was the Intention of the Treasury
Department to enforce the rules reg-ard
ingr examination of baggage that had
been ln force before the annexation of
the Hawaiian Islands, with certain modi
All passengers comingr from the Orient
on steamships touching at Honolulu will
have all their baggage and hand effects
examined on arrival at San Francisco.
Passengers from the .Orient destined for
Honolulu will have their baggage exam
ined at the island port
The conference lasted nearly two hours,
and the result was looked upon .as being 1
beneficial and accommodating . to all par
ties concerned.
Spear and Acting- Collector Hamilton of
San Francisco. -
News of Erwin's Trouble
Discredited Until
Delegation to Mining
Congress Is Not a %
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