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SPAIN LOYAL TO POPE
Vatican Eeceives Beassuring
Advices as to the Attitude
of the Paris Government
FRANCE WILLING
TO MAKE PEACE
Special Kates for the Flower Festival
at Healdsburg.
On Friday. May 27 — Parade Day — the
California Northwestern Railway will
sell tickets at $2 00 foe the round trip.
Leave Tiburon Ferry 7:30 a. m., and
on the, return leave Healdsburg at 4:35
p. m. •
.PORTLAND. Or., May 23.— Follow- 1
ing the factional fight in the syna- I
frogtie Novadzedek Talmud Torah at j
the Saturday morning services, when •
Solomon Wcinstein. a Becond-hana 1
dealer, attacked Rabbi Abbey in the j
pulpit, Weinstein and P. Nudleman
were arrested to-day on complaint of j
I. Apple, president of the synagogue,
end Cp Davidson, a trustee. The men !
Hie charged with disturbing a religious !
rervico nr.d threatening the life of 1
the rabbi! Abbey dodged the blows j
aimed at him and ran out through a '
back door. :'i, , I
llabbi's Assailant Arrested.
General Assembly of Cumberland i
Presbyterian Church in Session at
Dallas Elects to Visit California.
DALLAS, Tex.. May 23. — Only one j
cession was held to-day by the Gen- \
eral Assembly of the Cumberland ;
Presbyterian church, that being the !
Jorenoon gathering, at which one of i
th»? most important events was the de- j
rision to hold the next annual assem- !
bly at Fresno, Cal. This was accom- ¦
plished after nearly two hour's of
ppeech making on the part of those
favoring different cities. Decatur, 111.,
and Columbus, Ohio, were in the race,
bul were beaten on the first ballot.
FRESNO IS SKLI^TED '
AS NEXT MEETING PLACE
STOCKTON. May 23.— Th' Millers' !
and "Warehousemen's Association of '.
this city brought a number ot new
r.on-union men yesterday to take the ¦
places of the locked out longshoremen .
and the striking flour an€ feed packers :
in the local warehouses and mills.
The non-union men went to work j
this morning. Several policemen were
detailed to patrol the water frtfnt and ,
see that no acts of lawlessness were ;
committed.
More non-union men were due to ar- [
rive this evening: and with them the j
mills and warehouses will be fullhand- i
ed agrain. All the grain that it was
necessai y to move was successfully
handled to-day.
Places of the Locked Out
Longshoremen.
Mlllmen Import Workmen to Take
XOX-IMOX MEN AT
WOIiK IX STOCKTON
The report of the Committee on plat
form and resolutions was then pre
sented by Senator Robert T. Devlin, in
the form printed above, and at once
became the subject of a debate that
occupied the rest of the evening. Thi3
debate was, started by General "Will S.
Green's motion to strike out the section
requiring, the employment of three en
gineers from outside the State. Green
wanted the selection of the experts to
form the commission, left wholly to the
committee to be appointed by the con
vention. He was ably supported by a
number of speakers, but/ the voiqes
raised in favor of the report as it
stood were in the majority. Among
those lining up behind Green were
Russell L. Dunn. J. "W. Snowball,
Charles Cauvillaud and W. A. Beard.
Opposed to the amendment were
John W. Ferris, Colonel E. A. Forbes.
Frank D. Ryan, P. J. Van Loben Sels,
Lee A; Phillips, Robert T. Devlin and
G. W. • McNoble. These speakers em
phasized the impossibility of carrying
out the vast drainage scheme upon
which all engineers are practically
agreed unless an appropriation from
Congress can be obtained. Hence, they
argued,, i\ was desirable that. the plans
for the work should be prepared and
presented to Congress by men of na
tional or international fame, free from
the suspicion of local interest.
This view finally prevailed, and
Green's amendment was voted down
by "a big majority. The only altera
tion made in the report was adopted
on motion of A. J. Park of Hanford, in
creafcing the standing committee from
twenty-three, to twenty-flve, in Order
to give the upper San Joaquin Valley
two representatives.
The convention adjourned until 10
o'clock this morning, when the several
district delegations, will report their
nominees for this standing committee.
Other business wiN alao be transacted.
The evening session was opened with
a paper by J. W. Kaerth of Colusa on
the subject of the flood waters of the
Sacramento and their possible control.
In order to make his address more
clear, a map showinj? the present
course of the flow of wUer and the
overflow; was hunjr on the wall and at
frequent intervals Mr. Kaerth pointed
to the map to emphasize his remarks.
His contention was that levees did
little or no good, deposits of nature
offsetting such artificial work. '
L. A. Phillips of Stockton did not
have a paper because no particular
question had been assigned to him.
He took up the matter of values of
reclaimed lands. He thought the
values were high, but the southern
lands are inferior to the lands in the
delta region of this portion of the
State. In the future, and within a
few years, he expects $300 an acre
will be a reasonable price. United ef
fort on the part of all, people is the
keynote of success in matters of re
clamation, but present conditions are
a drawback to the settlement of the
lands, he said.
INTERESTING DEBATE.
of Mexico. :.~V
The convention then took a recess
until 7:30 p. m.
EVENING SESSION.
TRENTON, N. J.. May 23.—Argu
ments were concluded before Judge
Bradford in the United States Circuit
Court to-day in the case of the appli
cation of E. EL Harriman and Winslow
F. Pierce to restrain the proposed plan
of distribution of the. assets of the
Northern Securities Company, • which
was decided by the United States Su
preme Court to be an illegal combina
tion. The concluding argument for the
Northern Securities Company was
made by John G. Johnson of Philadel
phia and W. D. Guthrie of New York
closed the argunv.-ct on behalf of the
complainant.*
The argument on both Bides turned
largely on the question as to the title
t> tho Northern Pacific stock which
Harriman and Pierce put into the
combination and which amounted to
•about J7&,000,000. The main contention
of Johnson was that the stock had bo
comt the absolute property of the
Northern Securities Company and that
it was perfectly legal for the Northern
Securities Company to carry out the
pro rata plan cf distribution upon
which the company had agreed.
Guthrie's principal point was that
because ot the illegal combination title
to .the Northern Pacific stock had not
l:.iFi-ed from Harriman and Pierce and
that in consequence they were entitled
to have returned to them the particu
lar stock they put into the combination
and which Involved the control of the
Northern Pacific Company.
Claims Harriman and Pierce
Forfeited Their Rights iii
Northern Securities Stock
JOHNSON OPPOSES PLAN
J. B. Lippincott of the United States
Geological Survey made a report on
the results of the survey In the Sac
ramento basin.'. He spoke* first of the
organization of the California, Water
and Forest Association some" years
p.rro 'arid, of ' the good work accom-
WHAT UNCLE SAM IS DOING.
United States Senator Bard, who was
unable to- be present, sent a letter ex
pressing his interest in the meeting,
which follows in part:
The whole people of our State recognize the
great importance of providing a remeUy for
the repeated disastrous flooding of rich and
productive regions lying in the valleys of the
Sacramento and San Joaauin rivers, and the
united action by the representatives of the ag
ricultural, commercial and other interests di
rectly affected will undoubtedly receive the
co--n*ratlon. sympathy and support of other
sections of the State. As representing in part
the State of California in the betiate of the
United States, it will be my pleasure as my
duty to support any reasonable and needed
legislation having in view the aid of the
general Government to »ecure protection in the
future against the floods. , ; ; 'ii
The subject will \r well discussed at the
cenventlon and some practical scheme will be
devised for Improving the conditions of the
rivers, and It U almoet unnecessary to nay
that the results of the discussion of the sub
ject by the able EtatoFmen, engineers and
business men in the convention will command
the eervlce» of all of the , Congressional dele
gation.
SBARBORO OS CO-OPERATION.'
Andrea Sbarboro, president of the
California Promotion Committee,
epoke as follows on the necessity of
unity and co-operation in saving the"
flooded districts:
Here we must have the co-operation of the
land ' owners whose land Is almost worthless
without the assurance of its being protected
from winter floods. We. must alao have the
co-operation of the land owner whose land may
already be r»rotected but will l>e enhanced In
value by ' the Improvement of the land of his
les* fortunate neighbor.
The farBrers residing In the vicinity of the
proposed Improvement - are now living in con
tinuous anxiety. Even If they have a fortu
nate year they will fret for what may happen
to them in the year to come. This great im
provement will set their minds at rest. 1 They
will lay plans for the permanent Improving
and beautifying of their homes, their towns
and their cities. Knowing that the dreaded
floods will disturb them no more.
The towns and cities throughout the breadth
and length of California must lend, through
their representatives In the City Councils, In
the Legislature and in Congress, their helping
hand. The Improvement of one part yof Cali
fornia U tb« benefit of the whole State. The
southern part of the State must help this
movement, as the northern part of the State
must help all Improvement* which may be
contemplated In tho aouthern part of Califor
nia.
San Francisco must above all cltie« give
thin great undertaking Its most energetic sup
port. - Every bean, every peach, every pear,
every grain of wheat and every bunch of
grapes that this great work will add to the
products of the State will be a benefit to San
Francisco and all parts of California. When
the thousands of acres of land of the rich
Sacramento Valley will be placed permanently
under cultivation there will be required thous
ands of tillers of tbe soil to Increase Its pro
ductions. Here the work of the California
Promotion Committee will be a powerful aid
to bring to this State - a good claps of "»raia
nent farmer* to enrich the State. There Is
no danger of overcrowding. Here we . have
room for many millions of people to benefit
themselves and to benefit those who are al
ready here.
BARD SENDS LETTER.
Till: oACRAMEXTO RAINFALL.
Professor McAdie read a paper/on
"The Rainfall and Floods in the Sac
ramento Valley." He said:
So large aA'oluiae of water has not fallen
In the Kacraniento Valley for many years as
during the rainy season just past. At many
points the water was higher than In 18»J2, al
though th» record* showed that In January,
lt>C2. the rainfall exceeded the combined pre
cipitation of February and March, l'J04.
Judging from the experience of the ]>ast, one
might safely estimate the probability of thirty
inches of rain in ninety days over the water
shed ot the Sacramento, which, north of the
city of Sacramento, hug an area of
square mile*. This would give a tc-tai of
l.SJi.H-O.OOO.COO cubic feet of water. This
fftimate is l>a*ed. however, upon ralnfalt in
the valley proper, while it If well known that
the rainfcll in the foothills is considerably
lancer and may even amount, at an elevation
of 2000 fret, to twice that recorded at eleva
tion* of about 10O feet above the sea level.
At many points* in the valley the rainfall
was more than doubl<» a normal rainfall, and
at some p^lntiS one and a half Urn** as much.
How treat tMs excess was in actual rainfall
is ehown by the following table, giving the
amounts above normal for the sixty -days under
consideration : At Auburn, 15.1S inches, l.'O
per crnt excess; at Coif ax. 28.08 inches, 100
per cent txcess; at Dunsmulr. .'U.01 Inches,
2(^0 per cent excess ; at Summerdale. 18.38
lncheK. or 100 per cent excess, and at Summit,
•MAX inch's, 250 i«>r cent exc.-ss.
From all or the above it appears that the
iprei-ent Sacramento River syMem. is inade
quate to meet a rainfall of double the normal
amount and extending over a period of thirty
days or more. Of course, the time distribution
of the rain is on« of tho moat Important factors
In determining flood i»riodi<. An.l on the other
hand it is plahi that a continuation of the ex
ces«Iveiy heavy rain* of the l«th of February,
on the 17th and 18th, would have rceulted In
greater team, and the same statement i» true
Concerning the period following-JUarch 10 and
Merch 27. Gri.at as the losses- have been, it Is
indifputable that A continuation of the rain
on Marth 2«.'and an extension of the rain a r? a
a little southward into the watershed of the
Lower San Joaquin would have resulted In
an overflow of the entire section under con
eideralSon.
At the conclusion of the address the
chair appointed as committee of per
manent organization and order of
business Arthur R Briggs of San
Francisco, Lee A. Phillips of^ Stockton,
Robert T. Devlin of Sacramento, and
P. J. Van Loben Sels and John W.
Ferris of San Francisco. The commit
tee on credentials appointed was H. I.
Seymour, W. S. Green of Colusa and
Professor A. G. McAdie of the Weather
Bureau.
I wish to emphasize the obvious trust that
San Fraadsco will grow 'great as fast as its
back country grcw» in population and wealth.
We shall benefit, fcr example, by the Panama
canal in almost exactly the "game proportions
•o» the Fan Joaquin and Sacramento valleys
benefit thereby. In this the city and country
¦will prosper together. If the farmer of the
valley gelt, his products to- market cheaper
he has the extra profit to buy other goods with.
BT.d San Frar.c-isco is his shopkeeper. If the
riv«?r valle>s can be made to support more
people anJ to raise more produce, that produce
will pars through the hands of the city mer
chants. Tha city Is the servant of its country,
and each benefits by the Interchange of goods
and cervices. When the rivrr lands now de
vastated every year by floods teem with an
Industrious population, then will San Francisco
Men Into her heritage. -
land has not been and probably will not be
entirely successful.
W e in California are not alor.e subjected to
these dangers. It has been the fate of the
human race from tim« almost immemorial to
be subjected to the dangers of overflow* from
rivers in times of flood?. As you will remem
ber the MlE?issipDl Klver has been taken hold
of by the hand of man and reduced to prac
tical subjection. The Sacramento and San
Joaquin present no prcblem which cannot
properly be controlled when the proper effort
is made. It is a: simple problem to put to
work upon the river that knowledge and force
to reduce ; the Sacramento and San Joaquin
rrvers to. subjection 1 .hope Bincerely that
the convention will f«2 to it that this is
carried out, that -the~s81fUh interest of any
man or body of men will not be allowed to
interfere with the '.'onward march of this move
ment, and that irken the convention adjourns
it will have the matter left In the hands of
men in whom we have confidence and in
whose integrity we have every faith.
I ha\> no doubt the whole people of this
State will meet you more than half way and
will extend to you from the extreme southern
to th« extreme northern section of the State
the right hand cf friendship and will be glad
and pleased to eee you succeed In this enter
prise. We are all Interested In It and as the
representative Of the whole people In the State
I am here to-day to nay to you that we bid
>ou godspeed. . (Prolonged applause.)
RIVERS AS XATIOX BUILDERS.
Professor Carl C. Plehn of the Uni
versity of California read an interest
ing paper on "The Importance of Riv
ers to the Country."' He discussed the
part played by rivers in the develop
ment of the commerce and agriculture
of the great nations of the world, the
building of important cities and the
promotion of progress and civilization.
In closing he said:
The convention then listened ' ¦ with
interest to a paper on "Plan of Relief,"
read by Frank ;D: Ryan, Commissioner
of Public Works at- Sacramento.-. Ryan
argued forcibly. for a by-canal to re-
FOn A BY-CAXAL.
Chairman Jennings announced the
appointment of the following commit
tee on platform and resolutions: Rob
ert T. Jennings, P. J. Van Loben Sels
and John W. Ferris, representing the
Sacramento district; Lee A. Phillips,"
R. E. Wilhoit and Samuel ( Franken
heim, the San Joaquin district; Frank
J. Symmes, General NI P. Chipmanand
R. M. Welch, San Francisco, ; and
Colonel E. A. Forbes, Marysville.
State Senator Robert T. Devlin of
Sacramento read a noteworthy paper
on "The Practicability, of a District
Drainage Law." He argued for the
creation of a single drainage district
to include all the areas affected by the
floods. After quoting decisions of the
Supreme Court to show that such a
statute would be constitutttonal, he
discussed some of the things It should
contain.
WOULD MAKE ONE DISTRICT.
Third — We recommend that a committee of
nine on platform and resolutions be appointed
by the chair, three from tho Sacramento Val
ley, three from the San Joaquin Valley and
three from San Francisco and vicinity. ,
Second — We recommend the following as vice
presidents: General N T . P. Chlpman, San
Francisco; George \V. McNoble, Stockton; Al
den Anderson of Suisun;' Charles, W. Thomas,
Woodland; C. L». Donohoe, ' Willows, and Gen
eral W. T. Sheehan, Sacramento.
J. W. Snowball of Knights Landing,
Yolo County, told of the Indian tradi
tion when he came to California in '49
that in the old days* a fresh water lake
covered the whole of the interior and
that a great earthquake resulted in
the formation of the Golden Gate and
the release of these inland, waters to
the pea. -The problem before the .peo
ple <j( California is to. continue the
work of the earthquake by increasing
the outlets to the . sea. This, could
never be accomplished "tinder the pres^
system of more than 700 reclama
tion districts, but it must be .brought
about by putting the subject' In the
hands of a responsible' and . central
body.
The report of the committee on per
manent organization, presented by its
chairman, A. R. Briggs, and adopted
unanimously, was as follows:
Your committee on .permanent organization
and order of business begs to report: £
First — We recommend that the temporary of
ficers be made the permanent officers of this
convention. .. -
WHEN VALLEY WAS A LAKE.
"Any plan that proposes the relief of
the floods of one river by increasing
those of the other will not meet our
needs," declared the speaker. "The Cal
ifornia State Board of Trade is work
ing to promote the symmetrical devel
opment of the State, and we hope that
every acre of land on the Sacramento
may be reclaimed without imperiling
an acre on the lower feaches of the
San Joaquin." (Applause.)
. A. G. Park of Hanford, representing
the San Joaquin Valley' Commercial
Association, reported on the destruction
of 15,000 acres of fine grain by the re
cent flood. He pleaded for aid from
the entire State, and raised a laugh by
saying, "We look to San Francisco for
our commerce, to Los Angeles for our
religion and to the Commonwealth Club
of California for our salvation. San
Francisco comes down and makes love
to us. Los Angeles comes up and
makes love to us. We are like the Lady
of the Lake, but we want the love of
each section and the help of the entire
State in obtaining protection from the
Tulare overflow."
At the afternoon session General Will
S. Green of Colusa grave some reminis
cences of boating on the Sacramento
River in the early '50's. The river then
had no bars or shoals, and an ocean
going steamer could go from San Fran
cisco to Sacramento without. an hour'3
delay.
General Green was followed by
Colonel John P. Irish, who spoke in
place of W. H. Mills, who was pre
vented by' .-illness-; from, being •ssent.
Colonel Irish told the convex i that
the California State Board vl Trade
was deeply interested in the movement
to control the great rivers. For years
it had been calling attention of Eastern
people to the lands in the California
deltas as the richest of all delta soils
in the world. Statistics of rainfall for
the San Joaquin, similar to those al
ready compiled for the Sacramento,
were greatly needed in order to aid in
solving the problem of river control.
This problem was made more difficult
by its dual character and the different
conditions obtaining in the two river
areas.
From the Btcciton Chamber of Commeree. 25;
from Alam?da County, 13'; from the Oakland
Merchants' Exchange. 13; from the Oakland
Board of Trade. AV. A. Wayrnire and the com
mittee on rivers and harbors; Butte County,
10; Colusa County, S2t. Centra Costa County,
37; California River Improvement and Draln
ag« Association, -fi; California Promotion Com
mittee, .".0; California Water and Forest Asso
ciation, 3; Merchants' Exchange of San Fran
cisco. .'{; California Miners' Association, 21:
California State Board of Trade. 10: appointed
If the Mayor of Pan Francisco. 3; San Joaquin
Valley Commercial Association, 11; Sacramento
Valley Development Association, S; Glen
County, 4; Sacramento County, 58; appointed
by the Stockton Chamber of Commerce. 20;
Solano County. 12; Suiter County, 23; Tehuma
County, 5; Yo!o County, M; .Yuba County, Ti.
SHIPS AT SACRAMENTO.
The important announcement was
made by Mr. Lippincott that in in
vestigating the river question in this
State the services of the engineering
corps connected with the geological
survey could be secured in aid of the
engineers that may be employed in
this State. These Government engi
neers are engaged in Government
work along- the Colorado River, in
Nevada, and at all points where the
national irrigation work is in progress
west of the Rocky Mountains. JJ'his
statement was greeted with applause,
as was also one to the effect that the
sum of ?3,000,000 hns just been set
aside by the Government to care for
the lands on the California side of
the Colorado River.
The committee on credentials next
reported. The delegates at large were
Governor George C. Pardee, William
J. Wynn, J. C. Xeedham, J. B. Lip
pincott. Mr. Elliott of the Department
of Agriculture and Carl C. Plehn.
The representation of different bodies
and subdivisions of the State were
numerically reported as follows:
plished by it in securing State co
operation with the Government. ' The
Geological Survey, reported Mr. Lip
pincott, had carried on work along the
lines of topography and hydrography.
A topographic map had been prepared
on a scale of two inches to the mile,
covering the country, from Iron
Canyon, above Red Bluff, to the bay
of San Francisco. This map could be
used as the basis of study in the en
gineering problems concerning over
flow rtnd reclamation. The geological
survey had made a study of drainage
areas, reservoir sites, etc., from
Putah Creek, .around the headwaters
of the Sacramento River, and cover
ing the country as far north as Pitt
River. Reservoir sites had been dis
covered that would, provide for the
covering of 1,800,000 acres with water
a foot deep. A way was thus provided
to stop the peak of the flood wave.
The great water preserver and the
great flood preventive were the for
ests, which store the water. The most
important thing for the Sacramento
River was the preservation of the for
ests on tho watershed.
G. "W. McNoble - and F. E. Dunlap,
both of Stockton and the latter a
member of the State "Assembly, spoke
of tho distinctive Interests of the San
Joaquin Valley in the plans for con
trolling the floods. They demanded, a
board of engineers that would afford
their district competent representa
tion and that would also include in
its membership experts from the val
ley of the Mississippi, familiar with
the problems met and conquered in
the control of that river near the Gulf
Tirey L. Ford, speaking as a repre
sentative of the Miners' Association,
addressed the convention briefly, de
claring that the rivers would never be
subjected to man's dominion by any
piecemeal work. Engineers were
agreed, he said, that every foot of the
land in the valleys could be reclaimed,
but in order to accomplish this it was
necessary to unite the services of en
gineers, legislators and lawyers in
working out a practicable plan . with
the attendant legislation.
"When we have solved this great
problem.", said Ford, "instead of a
population of 1,500,000 in the* whole
State/the two valleys will support 20.
000,000, for they have the richest soil
in the world." ' \''^~
Duncan E. ¦ McKinlay, Assistant
United States District Attorney, was
introduced and made a brief address
demanding the support of the moun
tain and coast sections of th'e State for
the effort to save the valley lands. The
convention, he said, should bring home
to the legislators of all sections the
need of prompt action to stop the rav
apes of the iloods.
H. M. La Rue of Sacramento, the for
mer Railroad Commissioner, told of his
experiences with the floods which had
destroyed the value' of his own lands
four miles above the capital, city, and
argued earnestly for a cut through
the Montezuma Hills as the only way
in which an outlet for (he surplus
waters of the Sacramento could be
found.' "This^might cost $5,000,000" or
more, but it would save 750,000 acres of
land and more than double their value.
Only by such radical measure could
the valley farmers be rescued. La Rue
recalled pioneer days when the river
had banks twenty feet hlgn at low
water and a fourteen-inch tide at Sac
ramento. The great floods of the six
ties, he said, brought down vast de
posits of sediment and filled the chan
nel.
MANY OTHERS SPEAK.
The work on the west Hide of the river
demar.dK $3,412,000. Onr-thlrd of this work
1 propose fhall be borne by the district af
fected and the land wouM have to be bonded
to ra).«B the money. The bonds would be
unsalable In the open market and to mak*
them salable I propose that the State should
be ayked to guarantee the interest on them,
if it Can be legally done. I submit that it
would be good business on the part of the
Btate to do this; not only would this work
be a part of the work necessary to prevent
a repetition of thl* year's disaster, but it is
to be the meani lc the first Instance of re
claiming 17. r >,000 acres of land paying nothing
or next to nothing for taxes and. Is the mearu
by which alone the vast territory lylnz to
thi> north and farther ' up the river can be
reclaimed. .
One-thinl the cost of the work Included in
the necessary improvements telow Sacramento
I propose Blinll he borne by the land oast of
the Sacramento River. The assessed valuation
of this district In about $17,000,000 and the
cost to the landowners would be 1 per cent
on this valuation, or assuming the average
assessed value of the reclaimed swamp land
to b« $30 an acre, the tax upon it would be
about 15 cents per acre for each of the two
years that the #vork would probably take.
I propose that the land to be benefited by
the proposed work shall be included in , one
or more drainage districts. At first sight It
would perhaps appear that one general drain
age district could handle the questions in
volved, but if you will consider for a. mo
ment you will see that the DOlnt of view of
owners of land already, reclaimed will not be
identical with -that of the owners of unre
claimed lands; at all events there la danger
that the reclaimed lands will perhapa fear
that, they are go'ing to be taxed to reclaim
other lands.
The exact share of the cost to be borne by
each of the three parties to the undertaking is
not easy to determine oS haad; but it has been
thought by men who have considered the mat
ter that an equal division of the cost of the
work between the . Federal Government, the
State government and the land owners would
be just and fair.
There are, as It appears to me, three distinct
interests Involved In this work— the Federal
Government, which guards Jealously the right
to control , the navigability of the rivers; Qie
State government, whose duty It Is to render
possible the reclamation of the lands the State
has sold to individuals, and the land owner,
who will doubtleas be willing to till in the
detail of reclamation work when the State
and Federal governments dispose of such bold
and general features as are at once essential
to development and beyond the power of Indi
viduals. •
On the map of the Tolo Basin I show a loca
tion of a proposed bye pass canal which may
cr may .not be approved. I would place at and
above Elkhorn the weirs or possibly the head
gates that should control the flood plane.
As Commissioner of Public Works my limit
should perhaps be reached when the design
of this work Is suggested, but I am going to lay
before you my idea of the way the money
can be raisedyto do the work. I think It is
but little use ttshope that the funds. for this
work,-, amounting to somewhere about 54,000,
000, Is going to be appropriated by the State
Legislature.
lieve the floods of the Sacramento and
to bn constructed from the west side
of the river from Grays Bend and Ten
Mile Shoals southward to a Junction
with the river again above Ryers Isl
and. He said, among other things:
Final Argument For and
Against Distribution Is
Heard by Judge Bradford
Continued From Page 1, Column 5.
MERGER CASE
IS CONCLUDED
RIVER CONVENTION PLANS
VAST WORKS TO SHACKLE
FLOODS OF THE INTERIOR
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. TUESDAY, -MAY 24; 1904.
ROME, May 23.— Information re
ceived from France by the Vatican
authorities indicates that the situation
growing out of the Papal protest against
President Loubet's vh-sit to Rome and
the recall of Embassador Niaard has
assumed a more satisfactory phase. It
is understood the Vatican has been as
sured that the Government, unless
compelled by action of th*e Chamber of
Deputies, practically intends. to allow
the matter of Cardinal Merry del Val's
note to drop, thus avoiding a conflict
with the Holy See before the general
elections in 1905.
ROME, May 23.— The Madrid corre
spondent of the Tribuna telegraphs
that King Alfonso has indefinitely
postponed Mb visit to President Lou
bet, which was planned for September
next, in order to avoid frfction with the
Pope. • >
King Alfonso , Indefinitely
Postpones His Yisit to
the Kepublic's President
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STATEMENT
OF THE
CONDITION AND AFFAIRS
OF THE
Hartford Steam
Boiler inspection
AND INSURANCE COMPANY
OF HARTFORD. IN THE STATE OF COX-
nectlcut. on the 31st day ot December, A. D.
19C3. and for the year ending on that day, as
made to the Insurance Commissioner of tha
State of California, pursuant to the provisions
of Sections t)10 and Gil of the Political Code.
condensed as per blank furnished by the Com-
missioner.
CAPITAL.
Amount of Capital Stock, paid up
in Cash $500.000 00
ASSETS.
Real Estate owned by Company.. $19,000 00
buns on Bonds end Mortgages. .. 717.320 00
Cash Market Value of all Stocks
and Bonds owned by Company. . 2.012. 499 97
Cash ln Company's Offlce 0,755 23
Cash In Banks 131.709 05
Interest due and accrued on Bonds
and Mortgages 17.S14 14
Premiums ln due Course of Col-
lection 218.777 68
Total Assets \.... 13.122.165 10
LIABILITIES. ~ "
Losses In process^of Adjustment or
in Suspense $20,413 02
Gross premiums on Risks running
one year or less. $100,565 21; re-
Insurance 50 per cent 54.SS2 60
Gross premium* on Risks running
more than one year. $3,412.-
362 10; reinsurance pro rata.... 1,796,473 13
Duo and to become due for Com-
. ' missions and Brokerase 32.516 64
Total Liabilities .$1.004.287 45
INCOME. ~~ ~
Net cash actually recelvtd for
premiums $1,304,254 36
Received fcr interest on Bonds and
Mortgages 31.574 01
Received for Interest and dividends
on Bond*. Stocks, Loans and
from all other sources 09,431 9fl
Received for Rents 783 47
Received from all other sources.. 2S.247 83
Total Income $1,404,313 63
" EXPENDITURES. ~~ i
Net amount paid for Losses $157.154 67
Dividends to Stockholders 60,000 00
Paid or allowed for Commission
or Brokerage 336.503 efl
P»!d for Salaries. Fees and other
charge* for officers, clerks, etc. 57.000 00
Patd for State. National and Local
taxes 39.89.8 87
Paid for- Inspections 4S0.721 10
AU other expenditures 130.061 65
Total Expenditures $1,313,142 87
Lorses Incurred during the year ..... |s.M. 323 co
Risks »nd Premiums— Premiums.
j RISKS AND PREMIUMS. Premiums.
I Net' amount written during the
I rear .,..: $1,461.034 50
I Net amount expired during the
y*ar :. 1.208.11122
j Net amount In force December 31.
i 1903 3.522.147 31
? H 4 S - B^ ACH - VlCe President"
J. B. PIERCE. • Secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before tn«. this
*3d day of January. 1004. •
; L. F. MID DLEBROOK. Notary Public
MANN & WILSON, Managers
I NE. cor. California and Sansome Sts.
.SANFHAXCI3CO. CA1»
STATEMENT
OF THE
CONDITION* AND AFFAIRS
OF THE
L'UNIVERSO MARINE
INSURANCE COMPANY
OF MILAN, IT ALT. ON THE 31 »t DAT OF
D?c«mt)«r. A. V. 1903. and for the year
ending on that day. as made to the Insurancs
Commissioner of tbe State of California, pur-
•uant to tha provisions of sectiooa CIO and till
of the Political Code, condensed as per blank
furnished by the Commissioner:
CAPITAL.
Amount of Capital Stock, paid up ,„_„..„
la Cash" 3300. 000 00
ASSETS.
Cash Market Value of all Stocks
and Bonds owned by Company... •S^J.-'KOM
Cash !n Company's Office 82 .0^,3 54
Cash ln Banks ••-• 1-*«M»«
Premiums in tiue Course of Collec-
tlon •••• »ra.»*T7T
Bills receivable, not Matured, taken „-,..„
for Fire and Marine Risks ",81i 09
Due from other Companies for Re-
Insurance on losses already paid. 4P.i^3 3i
Tolal assets 1737.573 Sti
LIABILITIES. ~~
losses adjusted and unpaid 1
Losses ln process of Adjustment? «-..,»
or in Suspense f I1S3.S.4 SO
Lo?sts resisted. Including es- f
pens** ii»»J
Gross Premiums on Marine Time
o.-v. t " reinsurance SO
ti. Has, « , „_ .....
per cent *it.*oi is
True and to become due for Com-
missions anJ Brokerage ..¦¦.. , 23.39o 13
Total liabilities _ $430. 201 28
INCOME.
Net cash actually received for Ma-
rine premiums $1,088,038 52
Received for Interest and dividends
on Bonds. Stocks. Loans. an«
from all other sources 0.S04 36
Total Income fl. 006,831 43
EXPENDITURES."
Net amount paid for Marine
losses (including % . loases
of previous y«ars> $.04.523 2*
Paid for Salaries, Fees and other
charges for officers, clerks, etc.. .24.73190
Paid for State. National and Local '
taxea 4.3CS 72
Total expenditure* _ T SC3,8^1 85
Marine.
Losses Incurred during the year. . . ._»7Ot.5Ua -'1
I> LORIA. Vice President^
CH. VUILLTOMKNET. Secretary.
Subscribed and swern to before me. this 9th
day of April. 1004.
IIAr.LAN W. BRUSH.
U. S. Consul at Milan. Italy.
MANX & WILS0X, Managers
NE. cor. California and Sansome Sts.
SAX FKA.NCISCO. CAL.
STATEMENT^
OF THE
CONDITION* AND AFFAIRS
OF TIIE
METROPOLITAN
INSURANCE COMPANY .
OF NEW YORK. IN THE STATE OF SEW
York, on the Klst day of l>ecemher. A. D.
1903. and fcr the y*ar ending on that day. us
made to the Insurance Commissioner of tha ¦
State of California, pursuant to tho provisions
of sections «10 and CH of the Political Code,
condensed as per blank furnished by th« Com-
missioner:
CAPITAL.
: Amount of Capital Slock, paid up In
y Cash $20i\0CO 00
ASSETS.
Loans on Bonds and Mortgages $l'.i7.VC> Co
Cash ln Company's Office Xl«\ 6O
Ca.«h ln Banks 2S.445 13
Interest due and accrued on all " -
Stocks and Loans 3.413 <3
Premiums ln due Course of Collec-
tion s.i,4,"v* n
Plate Glass) on hand 1.S71 ,1;>
: Accounts ilue for Olass sold «at> li>
Total assets. 95C0.0O3 21
LIABILITIES. « ""
Losses in process of Adjustment or
In Suspense ." 14.472 97
dress premiurns on Risks running
one year or less. $^53,030 34; re-
tnsuranco 50 per cent 177.000 il
Total liabilities $132,463 11
INCOME. ~~~" ~~
K«U cash actually received for pre-
miums $C43.15a 30
Received for Interest wnd dividends
on Bonds, Stncks. Loan*, and from
all other «ourc«»s 18.231 71
Tolal Income $361,443 01
EXPENDITURES. —
Net amount paid for Losses 1116 041 4S
Dividends to f-tockholdcrs : 00
l'ni'4 or ullow'.d fur Commission or
I Brokerage .......£ 120,669 91
Paid .or Salaries. Fees, and other
charges for officers, clerks, etc 42.500 4l>
Paid for State. National, and Local
taxes 10.097 7S
All other payments and expenditure*. 29.407 S6
Total fcxpendlturei J03S.ri7 10
Locses Incurred during the ye*r $114 076 82
- E. II. WINSLOW. President.
S. W. BURTON. Secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 7th
day ot January. 1004.
A. II. LAHT. Notary Puhlto.
MANN & WILSON, Managers
NE. cor. California and Sansome Sts.
SA3 FRASC1SCO. CAL.
THE WEEKLY CALL
*$»l p©r Year.
Xdvebtisements.
Tiie Kind Y6u Have Always Bought has borne the sigmw
turc of Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under his
personal supervision for over 3O years. Allow no ono
to deceive you in this. Counterfeits, Imitations and
«« «Tust-as-eood*» are but Experiments, and endanger tno /
health of Children— Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare-
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphino nor other .Narcotic
substance. Its apre is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething* Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea— The Mother's Friend,
The KM You toe Always Bought
y* Bearsjhe Signature of
In Use For Over 3O Years.
tmi ccxraun cohmht. tt miumy »twcct. wkw toww crrr.
¦Mrs. L. C. Glover, Vice-Pres-"

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