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th«> railroad magnate. In the high
spirits. thafhis outing in Oregon prob
ably instilled in him, found a "throng
that was to be regarded as hostile
ready with" 'most cordial greetings.'
Even Glffbrd Plnchot, for whom\the
doors' oi: the White House always
swing ttjde with welcome, moved up
chair- 'beside the evening's guest
\u25a0and they had » sociable conversa
tloflL VHie-giy demeanor of "the most
hated- than- of Wall street" was in
large measure responsible for the
frlendJy- demonstration in his behalf.
• V. Tjwre was just one note of discord In
•Hi*- Jov<»' feast. Governor Chamberlain
•of prego-n'.- who. was presiding, had a
. .4*ick;'*o;. make, but Harriman's; eyes
."'. «?P5v- twMnkJ-ed in merriment He read
'Wy: -accepted a challenge to reply and
.' ;l>hv'wit.ty : cjomments about the north-;
' ;;>rn,;.fet!ate .In" the "come back" won tb^
:\u25a0': liiotey approval of the house. •>,
.-; '..vin -iifs' address Harrlman spoke of the. 1
'\u25a0 "..cfo.se; relations between the railroads
*. -Tarivl-. forestry and Irrigation. He said
'/iiTs"f_.his. rompany was preserving large
• i-tpaci's of timber In Oregon for a future
" : V;gyheraUoh, that it was" co-operating
-. ?"ttl>'.th? forestry bureau In conserv
•\u25a0-J-nißr.the fast diminishing wood supply.
\u25a0' ;\u25a0•.." !NJSw. the people of Oregon do not
•ai)'pf.*cia:te the benefit of the railroad's,
;.a3mswlth these large timber areas, and
•jth-e 'department of justice at Washing
;';>tor>" has been giving attention recently
''to'} ihls '"co-operation" In preserving
.'.tHe /forests. Chamberlain couldn't hold
.•-.-\u25a0hlrnse-Jf' down, and said some sharp
' :.-thi rigs'. • *£'/.}
'..'•"::l.n.a ton* with a ring of sarcasm to
•It;.- the .governor said that he was glad
to-hear that the railroad was holding
.that' timber for the good of future gen
. orations. "But we want something for
tlie .present, as well," he said, "for to
some extent we let divine providence
take care of those that are to come
after us. But we would like to know
why so many more acres are being
withheld than Is allowed under the
Krant from the government and why
prices are being asked for lands being
Fold that are so far in excess of what
that grant provides? I don't think it
ts to the best interests of the people to
have'the companies holding great areas
of -the country's richest resources."
remarks followed the
elpse of Harriman's speech.- and the
iF.agnate, after the audience had set up i
-a -wild cJamor for him to speak some ;
more, made a bold pretense that he j
would teil the Oregon executive what
he would like to know.
•'•\u25a0\u25a0 lIAHRIMAX RAPS OREGOX
.'"A fine country Is Oregon." Harriman
eald." "It offers fine inducements, to
.bUfld railroads. Why, I have. been trav
eling days there without seeing a hab
itat — I saw only two chipmunks. But
in time .it will be a country. The state
«£ Qr/'gon must do something for itself
ajna<-not expect outsiders to do it all.
B.iit Oregon ought to be the country's
playground. There's a vastness of fine
scenery there. There is plenty of good
eprlng water. You don't have to carry
v. bottle with you."
<', Harriman kept up this running fire
f)f- funny, comment and had the audl
• ence laughing with him. Chamberlain
never heard a word of reply about that
timber "outrage," and Harriman, the
comedian, carried off the honors.
The audience began to laugh, be
lieving that the hard times talk was
the. ircmy of a financier who was not
feeling: any pinch Just now.
! -But" Harriman was in earnest about
the" miljipnalres' hard times. He said
that he couldn't be meeting the de
mands of the Oregonlans for more rail
roads while money was so tight.
"Not until we can look more surely
Into the future and until the Institution
of crefllt Is on a more certain basis," he
said, "cen we think of building more
railroads," ' ' \u25a0 ] .
Harriman said that he had talked
much more than he Intended and when
the audience ehouted.for him to go on
he declared that '. if he did he might
fay something, that. he did not want to
*a3'. ' Then he pointed to the. press
table and eald in low words to those
on the platform, "The newspapers."
Harriman Joined the great shout of
laughter that went up from the audi
ence, his pointed finger indicating his
thought. He did go on, and told of how
he became interested in the west. He
reviewed his acquisition of Interests In
• the Union Pacific Central Pacific and
Southern' Pacific railroads and asserted
that he always had been eager to help
open newly irrigated communities by
building railroads to them. He con
tinued:' \u25a0 • • \u25a0:' r- \u25a0
§
SEEKS GOOD OP ALL.
"We hope that you people of the west
<3o not consider that we are entirely
I >elfish. We are selfish in that we do
want to succeed. We do want to suc
ceed for ourselves, but we also have
a great deal of pleasure in doing some
thing that is. for the good of all.
"What a good thing It would be if
,we could only, have such meetings as
. you are having here, in connection with
•the transportation interests of this
,'country.i where we would meet face to
"" r face, talk our troubles out, have It
made public, public as you like. I don't
.think that there ever "was a railroad
tman in .this country that cared about
i publicity,
r "It is a mistake to believe that the
"railroad "men always want to conduct
.their affairs behind closed doors, but,
» gentlemen and ladies, railroad men are
not talkers, they are doers. They do
tiot know how to promise, because they
know how hard It Is to keep those
jyjomises, and I think you ought to bear
Tv-ith them.
; "If in your future congresses you will
Invite the representatives of the trans
portation Interests, treat them fairly,
hear what -we have to say patiently, as
you have with me tonight, you will
accomplish as much good and do as
much in the interest of your Irrigation
as you can do any other way.
you for your courtesy."
«7 Harriman remained at • the ! congress
r £6 hear Luther Burbank, who got .up
•and declined to speak because he was
not a speech maker. - He . heard . Head
JForester Charles H. Shinn tell of his
work, and enjoyed the ettreopticon lee
\u25a0 ture by Glfford Pinchot on the forests
of the country. The magnate departed;
for the east at 10 o'clock <S|fter a stay:
pt three hours in Sacrament^
PIXCIIOT BEATS •KICKERS"
Interest of the delegates centered to
day in the meeting of the resolutions
Committee, before which the "kickers,"
'the farmers of southern California,
•were allowed to air their grievances.
Several hours were devoted to the ex
citing procedure, but In the end the
powerful pro-Roosevelt sentiment pre
vailed, and the resolution asking the
United States congress to investigate
j the charges against the reclamation
service were laid on the table. The
"kickers" had their hearing, which at
first was to be denied them,, but they
failed to make good so far as the com
mittee was concerned, largely because
of the brief remarks at the end of the
deliberations by Glfford Plnchot, chief
forester and personal . friend of the
: president, who. vouched for the good
intentions of the reclamation service
and the characters of Director W. H.
Newell and J. B. Lipplncott. former en
': elneer. Anybody who plays tennis at
• the White House can have anything he
• wants from those people, and poor
Yuma had no more chance than a
snowball there.
APPEAL STILL' OPEN
An appeal on the floor of - the con
• gress is still open to the "kickers," for
that was the promise made to them
; yesterday. While they were unable to
.announce their plans tonight, it is ex
: pebted that they will "not be content
with the decision of the committee on
resolutions, for they are of the sort
, that fight to the last ditch.
Due credit must be given to the
farmers for the good battle they put
up today. They did not mince words
Things That Impressed Cartoonist Ew^
and there was no hiding of the accu
sations against J. B. LippinCott, /who
had much to do with the reclamation
plans in the Imperial. Yuma and Owens
river valleys, but is now an engineer
in the 250 mile Los Angeles water
project. So bitter was the J feeling
agrairi3t him that Chairman Pardee was
compelled to call a halt on personali
ties. Congressman S. C. Smith of
B' kerfleld was the only champion of
the "kickers" who kept a cool head, and
If the management of the fight had
been left to him it might have been
won.
Reduced to sober terms the plea of
the farmers was for merely an indorse
ment of a contemplated appeal to the
federal congress for an investigation
of the reclamation service. The gov
ernment's men virtually took the posi
tion that they would welcome an in
quiry because of the vindication they
were cure would result. But in the
heat of the argument harsh charges
were made and the committeemen de
clined to take part in the bitter ani
mosities. ".*<; ;
INYO LAWYER ACCUSER
Leicester C. Hall, a young attorney
of Bishop, Inyo county, representing
the Owens valley farmers, declared that
if given the opportunity he would prove
that Lippincott was in the employ of
the city of Los Angeles and was work-
Ing in its interest while engaged on
the Oowens reclamation project. The
engineer's aim was to provide an irri
gation supply for the San .Fernando
valley, it was alleged, in the interests
of a number of prominent; promoters,
one of whom. Assemblyman P. W.
Forbes of Inyo said later, was Harrison
Gray Otis.
"I " am • glad to make this charge
against Lipplncott," shouted Hall. "I
have never spoken to . him in my life
and I hope that I never, shall. All that
we ask is an investigation and then let
Llppincott prove if .he cau that his
hands are clean."
Pardee here began to pound his
gavel to stop the outbreak of the young
lawyer; Hall withdrew to give way to
Congressman Smith, who made a clear
statement of the situation, 6Uch as the
fighting delegation had failed to do.
"The crux of the complaints of the
Owens valley people is that they have
been deprived of water rights in order to
supply an irrigation project 250 miles
away," .proceeded Smith. "We do not
object to allowing Los Angeles a water
supply for domestic use, but we do
object to having the water .taken from
our section and piped hundreds of miles
to another -valley.. The Los Angeles
project proposes to supply the San Fer r
nando lands as well as the domestic
demand of the city. In other words,
our lands are to remain, desert wastes,
though nature intended the water for
them In order to irrigate a distant
valley."
READS FORMAL CHARGES
Then came Judge Tyrell of Los An
geles, who made the following accusa
tions in behalf of Owens valley:
We charge the* reclamation service: ' \u25a0 \u25a0'
First— Officials of the service in California
hate deceived ns to our Injury end damage: "
- (a) On or about March 1, 1905, Fred Eaton,
in fact" a representative of Los Angeles, came
tato-!" the * land office at Independence, Cal..
bearing a letter from 3. B. Lipplncott, chief
Of tbe reclamation service In California, direct-
Ing him- ts secure information In said office
and to examine power projects on Owens river.
Bishop creek ' and Big Pino creek and report to
him (Lipplncott). At that time Eaton wae
buying riparian lands and water rights along
Owens river, which be has since turned over
to Los Angeles.
(b) Records of the city council of Lot An
eele« chow that Eaton wa» then In the service
of the city. ; - • J *
(c) Eaton had In his possession copies of maps
made by J. C. Calsen, engineer of the reclama
tion service; secured ' in the Los Angeles office
of tbe " reclamation service. Eaton reported to
J. B. Lippincott,' and subsequently,- the pow»r
\u25a0proJeeU - examined, • eicept .- one (the Nevada
power company of j Rlckevs) were turned down.
--/ (d) Toe \u25a0- department of the . interior, on the
\u25a0recommendation *of- V. P. Newell, rejected cer
tain applications for rights of way for . reser
voir sites , on • streams \u25a0 tributary Ito . Owens river.
Yix.' Bishop t creek, • three branches: Pins creek
and Birch creek, on the ground that ' they
would" 1 conflict with, the reclamation project.
Said reservoir sites, as such, were subsequently
withdrawn, by .the department. The ' reclamation j
project was officially abandoned July 12, 1907,
but* the withdrawals, by special order of the <
acting secretary of the Interior, . July 22, 1607,
were continued In force for three years from
and after June SO. 1906, In direct violation of
the act ?M»O2. t>' M \u25a0\u25a0 .\u25a0
S Second.— Three applications for reservoir sites
had been filed prior, to the act of . 1802 by Galen
J. Dixon of Bishop,- Cal., and one on Convict
creek (also filed on waters). These applications
bad- cot been ; approved, but • were • In c good
standing ' at the ' time operations began on . tbe
reclamation project.- At the solicitation of the
engineer In eharire; J. C- Clausen." 1 Dison con
sented to let bis - rights rest in abeyance ' and
allow them to' be appropriated if needed for tbe
reclamation service. They were so appropriated,
but have-not- been* restored, .and,- the.' city ,of
Los Anfrelesv in the meantime, has' filed - upon
and claims the water. . / ' .-„:•£
-» Upward of 200.000 acres of land In Owens
.rsJley were by tbe secretary .of ._ the interior
withdrawn for reclamation; puposes in 1903-04.
When, the project was abandoned; (July 12.
1907t the J withdrawals were > continued j In » force"
In direct, violation of tbe act of 1902. On FeA>
'marr 29, J&O", upward of ' 200,000 acres i. were
wiUi drawn *Iro«n?.«ny disposition^.under; the. 7 act
by an order of withdrawal . by the. secretary of*
<ac- interior.. At a lesst, 150.000 acres of;>lf is
•strictly, agricultural or ; grazing < land, having no
i forest ctowth; and ot least three-quarter!! of
\u25a0tb* 'whole tract 1«- absolutely vnonwater' "bear
ing tpriraa <\u25a0 fade violation of * the-j-restry . act).'
U I* still withheld from all font's of entry.
AID GIVEN PROMOTERS
Judge .Tyrrel.^aUeged "connivance,
on the part of 'the, reclamation, officials
to assist the' Los Angeles promoters, in
sisting, as didall thiß kickers, that they
ha'd v no objection 'to the] municipality's
part In the project.' , He complained that
ex-Secretary .-\u25a0 Hitchcock also had been
hostile. to'the farmets.j
Morris Blen \u25a0, of the ) reclamation ; ser
vice undertook the idefense, and ;he
showed that: the rights of the -city of
Los Angeles- in the Owens; valley were
TOE SAN
granted by act of congress on full , ap
proval of the California delegates,-in
cluding Representative' Smith.. He de
clared that water applications fre
quently were madetb embarrass the
government and hold it up for high
prices, and asserted; that no individual
water rights had been- interfered with
on the Owens river.
In this he was -hotly.!; contradicted by
a kicker who offered to product docu
mentary evidence. The outcome .of
Bien's address was a tacit admission
that some 'owners had been deprived of,
their rights, and he gave the assurance
that these would be restored. ' - ' f , ...
LIPPINCOTT DEFENDED -
Former City Attorney Matthews of
Los Angeles took a hand,? explaining
that the city had .spent much money
in the Owens valley In the purchase of
lands. He warmly.'d«f ended >Lippincott
and Newell and charged that Attorney
Hall of Inyo was acting in the interests
of a power company that desired to use
the Owens river water. Then, came the
address of Gifford Pinchot, that put an
end to the matter:
We' tflmlt that we hare done everything we
Could, b* said, to Jselp out tbe city, of Los
Aneeles In Its watei*project J on . the theory of
doibg the grentest good to tbe greatest number.
These charges bave been threshed ' out by the
forestry bureau, by two secretaries of the In
terior, by the reclamation service t and \u25a0by tbe
president of the United States, and they found
nothing in .them. I -know, of no, public pro
ceedinp that has been so thoroughly scrutinised
as this Owens valley matter. > The : rights ;of
law Anpeles we're granted with the fnll,acc6rd
of the California delegation .in Congress. :! '\u25a0
i Complaint has r been made ; that \u25a0- we placed In
< the forest reserve a Urge \u25a0 area ;of land * covered
wlth'only . sagebrnsn. . The law , gave ns/ this
right and we did .so '\u25a0 for other reasons . than to
protect the -water rights : of .- the t Lob \u25a0\u25a0' Angelas
project.- The. matter of restoring -this' tract? to
settlement soon will be. submitted to the Cali
fornia delegation -'\u25a0 ' ; '. .-•
I want to say that these attacks such as I
have heard today against men of the • reputation
of Mr. Newell and Mr. Llpplneott are not fair.
NEWELL MAKES STATEMENT
Newell was. called on for a statement.
He said that he had devoted his life to
the reclamation, service, and that the
unjust attacks had cut him deeply. , He
had decided, however, as Secretary
Garfleld advised him. to leave th» an
swering of the accusations' to- his
friends, the public. - „\u25a0"".-
Llppincott had no statement to makt
and" a motion to lay the resolution on
the table was adopted without a. dis
senting voice. " . lit;
Judge North of Los Angeles offered a
resolution indorsing the reclamation
service, the forestry bureau and; the
policies of the president in connection
with" them, and It was unanimously
adopted.' " . . \u25a0 ;
The committee was flooded with,pro
posals to Indorse Rooseyeltl ; \ There Is
no. probability that; the president's ene
mies will attempt to assail his > forestry
policy; they wouldn't want to be howled
down. Roosevelt is the idol of .the; lr
rigationlsts. ] ' .'.••"• ; . -
MftßiN COUNTY CLERK'S
BOOKS SHOW SHORTAGE
Continued From Page 1, : Column 1
Attorney E. B- Martinelll • has , been
collecting the -clerk's salary and dle-^
trlbutlng It among < his : creditors "\u25a0 for
some time, , but this has not been fully
verified. *
No reason : has been < assigned for
Graham's % manipulation .of /. the"- ( public
funds. His r salary . amounts : to' about
$330 ' a month.* He Is, ';, however;, liberal
in his habits. , \ He/ already "i has -served
two ;." four: year terms \as ? countyTclerk
and entered his : third v term \u25a0 this : ; year.'
For • mafly '.years ~he was__ a ; conductor
on the - Northwestern Pacific/- and lis
popularly known as i/'Geniarv^Bob
Graham. . ; '
Brilliant Illumination
of Niagara Falls ;
Special by Leased Wire to The Call
NIAGARA FALLS,; NV V., Sept. 4.^-A
magnificent spectacle was presented to
night : when ; fo'ri the h'rst tim« 3 Niagara'
falls ! was 'artificially:^ illuniihated.
Great crowds , flocked^ to f the points r of
"and beheld ; the ' i spectacle."! '\u25a0 It
jfk\ estimated that fully^s,ooo \u25a0•persons'
stood? upon" the. bank fronting oh Vic T
torlapark.' The illumination,was;sup
plied by:, the 50 powerful searchlights
throwing a combined. light of 1,116,000
candle power. ... ; : J .' ;
CHILD KILLED UNDER 'WAGON
. STOCKTON/ .-'.Sept.'^^.'-j-A: little; ;glrl
seven years , : old,^; named tlrenel- CalossoJ'
llvingiwlth her,; parents ion jthdVLlndon
road, f our v miles v from f Stock ton^'^ras
run ; over, and ; killed ' by^a] grain^wagori
this <afternoon.y3;She*ran>.outvaTid|g6t
on ione \u25a0of ; r four^wagohs^in«axtrainif of
grain" laden "wagons : and-: fell* under- the
wheels-V-'-Thev driver,-, knew];, nothing?, of
the 5; accident" until* informed? ' of :\ the
affair ' by others, ' and' hei didn't ,;! sea the
child,.;;; \u25a0..;• >\u25a0:- r'-;:--'-^;;-.:-.../.-,'
Orders Issued Affecting
the Army and Navy
\u25a0WASHINGTON, . Sept: 4.— Army; or
ders: -Contract :\u25a0^ Surgeon : Clarence F.
Dickinson, has been* ordered ' from .the
Philippines rdivialon; to San Francisco.
First ; Lieutenant,; Consuelo A^-. Seoane,'
Third cavalry; is detalled'aa captalmof
the Eighth^ company, Philippine Scouts.
CaptainvSherwood ;A. .Cheney,' general
staff,! has been bordered from Province
town to Newport.; andiwiir resume'du
ties. \u0084 First ; LieutenantyAlbert -L. Hall is
transferred "'from" the v: Second „to the
Third field-artillery; and is assigned-, to
Battery C.'i Captain Frederick W. Stop
ford has been ; detailed to the subsist
ence department- at -Fort Riley- for ,a
course in V. the , school r for bakers and
coqks. • Major, Charles T; Menaher, First
infantry,*; has been; ordered .from Prov
lncetown to .and will resume
duties at; that' station; '::- Major,. Edward
Chynoweth, \ Seventeenth , infantry, .will
report to). t,he, chief Jofßtaff for tempo-^
rary special-duty.; \u25a0:\u25a0_'•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0...
Navy, orders: .; Former Commander. A.
G. Wintejhalt has ; been ordered to the
naval' observatory rat s vWashington, and
Lieutenant „W. Brown , ; Jr. |to the naval
academy, -Annapolis.- Lieutenant ; A. ; E.
Brooks has^. been.' detached from' the
bureau :of navigation, to -the I naval j re
cruiting station, I^^ Memphis.
LE. Bass, is nqtifled that: the, orders of
August il 7^ have • been**reVoked* fand I he
wlll| continue? duty in^ charge of i the
navy recruiting 'station* , at ' Chattanooga!
Chief .Gunner 7 J.\C v McDerm'ott has been
ordered to? th e \u25a0 navy. yard, ; } New > York.
Paymaster s Clerk, 0.l A.VHahcbck has
been bordered to duty on the Missouri
and Paymaster' Clerk H. H.;Keppang to
duty on the Prairie. ' >
SAN JOAQUIN FARMERS
BUYING A RAIN SUPPLY
Special by Leased Wire to The Call
'STOCKTON; \u25a0 Sept. 4J— The farmers
throughout the^Crows Landing section
and in; southern San Joaquin county
feel ln.need 'of 12;iriches, of; rain during
the ; coming > winter ,' seasons and' have
met and considered ' the "advisability of
employing Charles M.* Hatfleld,; the rain
maker, to deliver that'quantity'of mois
ture..; .'Hatfleld worked, under; a* con
tract* for these very ' same ' farmers "; last
year,', and - not; only kept [ his Tpledge to
delivery 15 .inches, ; but that
amount.: and delivered , rain. : as long as
he, remained inthesection. -
A.: contract ; has been; drawn • up" with
Hatfleld by 'the- terms,, of 'which ; he
agrees to furnish between November 15;
1907," and y April 15. 1908, 12 ;. inches' -of
rain :to the immediate .vicinity in which
he isjoperatingr/vThe'agfreement "pro
vides'further that in the : event of the
vicinity ibeinK, yislted' with that; amount
of % rain > Hatfleld ,is i to ' , receive $3,000.
Should the rainf allTthroughout the sec
tion Jbe ' : less , than \u25a0» that, ; Hatfield is " to
receive nothing for his labors.";;;-; :''\u25a0'
:\u25a0 . \u25a0; The \ farmers have great faith in the
rain maker, and .itl is a foregone con
clusion that, the contract will be signed.
ARMY- CHIEF. IS RETIRED
I : .WASHINGTON, Bept4 '^—Lieutenant
Colonel "Elijah 'W. 5 ; Half ord.^ pay.;'depart
rhent, U. S. A.| was 'retired: today, having:
reached ,the^ statutory. ; age ') of ;,64 years.
Colonel; Half ord was, attached ;tol hwid
quarters of the* department, of Califor
nia* at I San \ Francisco \ and 'was !; one fof
the most: widelyiknown! officers; in* the
pay, corps toif the army.', '.' He -, was private
secretary, to .the late President" Harrison
from 1889; to 1893.< " " '"
iiiiiiiii
A: BXb.S^OiViACH
.There^is^nothlrig wlll : do^ybmso much
good ' as *o : t eir ' doses of the '; Bitters.' r •• It
Is r absolntely ,v pnre \u25a0;\u25a0* arid "1 compounded
from those ingredients recognized by
medical | authorities \u25a0as \u25a0 the best for the
Stomach: and j Liver;, > .- ,-; - '. - ; • y-. S '
\u25a0\u25a0- IliSiSk He super's
W^f^^»S^S?^B^\ : Will ; therefore
kkd amrinurl'iiii Quickly - rest ore
•\u25a0inS,§L~"=s«™*ffc .your stomach to a
,^|^^l» Dyspepsia, :
iHHBPr*?!!? 1 - -
ySlSilfeSi Female Ills or:
Malarial Fever.
$sS££S!^^^ Be sure to try it
FORMER JUDGE ACCUSED
OF TAX RECEIPT FRAUD
Pittsburg Politicians Are
Indicted" , for Vote; ;
Manipulation
.;\u25a0 : PITTSBURG, Sept; 4.—A political sen
sation .was' caused' here" today when it
became. kno\7n that the grand Jury in
dicted ' four .prominent.. politicians r in
connection with '", alleged tax receipt
fraud; ; The : men '"., indicted /are Elliot
Rodgers, a state ; senator ; and former
Judge of the common" pleas court;: Sam
uel; Grenet, \u25a0 dlrector^of 'the department
of safety of 'Allegheny ;?. William Hogel,"
member.of Allegheny council, and Wil
liam Lamb, an 'Allegheny politician.'
i indictments allege ' that the ac
cused, men procured; false registration
arid; fraudulent .^voting: and conspiracy
to tissue ' fraudulent 'tax , receipts. /The
charges, it is : said,' are', based upon the
election of : 1906, -and are the outgrowth
of a crusade ./waged ..by :* the 'Voters* ser
vice league; of ,
y, Each! of ' the p accused men: is under
bail of. $5,000.,'t1t Is' claimed .that about
700; ori vBOOv 800 ; affidavits, have beeri;6btained
from' persons' who] used the alleged bo
gus- tax receipts, "^which • they'- claimed
were given ;to '.them by 'Allegheny ; poli-.
tlcians.'^ v - *'"•\u25a0" '^: "'-"-;;? ;\u25a0:•'\u25a0;•< .::; --.-:-•
TO EXHUME BODY BEFORE >
-IS PAID
Insurance ;: Company . Meets Demand
' of Heirs With an Assertion
of v Suicide
TOPEKA, Kan.| Sept! i.-7-Judge Smith
McPherson of the r federal court , here Is
sued . ah ojder today; for the exhuma
tion '\u25a0 of , the : body' : ofiLodls , E.- Perkins
\u25a0of Lawrence, Kan... whose life had been
Insured. ; by • the 'life insurance
company /of . New York ; for. $100,000. ,
.\u25a0His heirs brought suit against ? the
.company to ; compel payment of the
policy. ; -The insurance company, de
sireavto '.have! the' stomach examined
for traces of poison,; holding' that Per
kins committed?- suicide;
SCOTCH NORSE; COMPOSER \
DIES AT BERGEN, NORWAY
Edward Hagerup Grieg Passes Away
, " Suddenly • WhiUT' Preparing for :
, Trip to Christiania
; BERGEX, .-\u25a0 Norway, . Sept. 4.— Edward
Hagerup lGrieg, the composer, died here
this morning. R.He intended sailing; for
Christ lahia I yesterday { and -.his : baggage
already 1 was oh board ? e steamer when
he complained- of ill and the
symptoms) appearing serious, he was
\u25a0removed ' to |a* hospital, jwhere he' died.
- Grieg:we's born at;Bergen" in 1843, of
' Scotch ;< ancestry ; and '/received ; his. "mu
sical'education- at Leipsic Copen
.hagen^;^; ;f-^>; f -^>- > f,; ;_\u25a0 . '; ' ' : •' - ; . • '
:^| FURNITURE CARPETS ORIENTAL RUGS DRAPERIEsTBI
?w«| k Reductions made without regard to coft T
Z"t~.i \u25a0 ••\u25a0:.'\u25a0.-* 7 •"#'. '< -;U' : -' -\u25a0-.*-"'• '•\u25a0-'"-' . - negnlar Sale
-.-I-, i, -•.:...,.:'-'\u25a0.\u25a0•' .\u25a0\u25a0-.•\u25a0.»-...'.- Price : Price
; 54in. $2.75 $t9o^
;\u25a0•;-;: ;Size,36in. ; x72;in. 4.50 3.25.
; Scotch Axminsters
S7V 'Mizeffifi. x^!2;ft. $40.00 $31.50
- iSize, 9 ft. xl 2 ft. $42.50 $29.00 |
BigelowWiitra
; - . Size,,36iin. .x^63 in.' $9.00 $6.50
-Sfcitiii 10^it:44$&, ; 32;75
\g . :;Size, 9 ft. -.x.: 12 ft. 47:^6: 35.75: !
Wholesale and Retail \
WWBJmWVAN NESS and SACRAMENTCTraHI \u25a0 S
LANDIS AND BONAPARTE
CLASH OVER ALTON CASE
Differences May Block the
Government's Anticor
poration Fight
SIMS IS TO ; BLAME
Federal '; District Attorney
Fails to Support His
Superior
Special by Leased Wire io The Call
"WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.— Attorney
General Bonaparte- arid Federal Judj?e
Landls are In a sharp ciasli. that may
entail serious results to the grovern
menfa-antlcorporation canipaisn, over,
the question, of granting immunity to
.the Chicago and Alton railroad. Inci
tJeritally, the official position, of United'
District Attorney Sims^ of Chicago, who
represented -the department of Justice
in the, Alton case, is understood to be
ln'danger because of his seeming re
luctance to ; support with heartiness
the policj-,of. Bonaparte.
SimsV failure tp read to th« federal
grand jury the letter he received from
the attorney" general from Lenox,
Mass^ in which It is understood that It I
was advised that no. prosecution of the
Alton be made, has caused much corai
ment here unfavorable to him. Offi
cials of the department of. Justice view
questioningly his attitude in the mat
ter.. There is the best of reason, In
addition, for laying that the attorney
geriefal- himself is not ' enamored of !
the spirit in which Sims has acted his
part in the little play that Is on In
Chicago.- - .
That~ Judge Landls holds the situa
tion In: hla own hand there Is no doubt.
.That he! may-, endanger the government
In Its quest 'after information upon
which to base civil and criminal action
against*, officers of corporations if .he
fails to" act wisely at this time is like
wise true. High officer? here say
openly'that the entire work of the de
partment along this line will be greatly
embarrassed -if the good faith of the
administration Is not fully lived up to
so far as 'the Alton is concerned, as it
will be practically Impossible to obtain
secrets that would tend to bring about
convictions of other violators of the
latv:. . :' . '
'All that Judge Landls has to do,
however, is to stand pat and there is
Httlr doubt that immunity will not be
granted. to the Alton, for it (3 admitted
that "his ; charge to the jury would
likely prove more potential than the
me.ro reading of 'the -letter to the dls
triqt attorney \u25a0 giving Bonaparte's rea
sons why the railroad should not be
proceeded against. Mr. Bonaparte in
tends to have the public 'thoroughly un
derstand his position In the matter and
this 'will be accomplished through the
publication of, his letter to District At
torney Sims.
LENOX, Mass., Sept 4.— Attorney
GeneraF Charles J. Bonaparte tonight
Issued a statement' regarding . the
Standard oil case In the Illinois court.
His statement follows: '
.On August 14 Juds'e-Landis asked, in snb
stance. that the department of JusUce consider
portions of the ' transcript of testimony \u25a0In the
case of . thejDnited- States against the Standard
oil company of • Indiana. -In • order ,"to determine
whether the Chicago , and Alton railroad com
pany,' its officers 'and 'employes were* entitled to
the : benefits .< of an agreement assuring it and
them of .immunity \u25a0 against criminal • prosecntlon
In , Connection with the granting of certain re
bates to the Stanadrd oil company.,
' The department. In compliance with the de
sire of. Judge Landls, examined the abore men
tioned records and carefully Investigated the
entire subject, and as a result of such investiga
tion the attorney general, on August 29. wrote
to Edwin W. Slma, United States attorney at
Chicago, informing him in substance that the
agreement was . shown to hare been made in
June or Jnly.- 1906, by T. B. Morrison, Mr.
Sims' -predecessor In office; that Mr. Morrison's
action appeared to have been duly authorized at
the time by tbe department; that In the opinion
1 of ihe .department the arrangement bad greatly
facilitated the indictment and conviction of the
Standard oil company, and that while certain
portions of. the eridence \u25a0 might -be fairly open
to ;; unfavorable . comment . the department re
garded | the . government as bound In good faith,
and also as a matter of public policy, to glre
effect to the agreement.
Mr. Sims-was Instructed to read this letter
when . the grand < Jury reconvened on September
I 3,' and to take such further action to the fore
going end as might seem to the court, and to
himself, appropriate in the premises.
The department learns that Mr. Sims did not
! comply with these instructions by reason of his
baring had called to his attention very recently
; certain' "new and; In his Judgment, material
facts, which he thought should be submitted to
: the department for Its. further consideration be*
fore Its 'conclusion- should be announced finally.
' For this purpose be asked . and was granted by
i the court. a delay 1 of .three weeks. The depart
ment Is not yet advised as to what are the facts
thus 'ascertained, by Mr. Sims. It has great
confidence I in j bis \u25a0 sound- judgment and his dero-*
tlon to duty, and It. awaits his reply before
taking further - action In \u25a0 the ' premises. Inas
much, however, as the circumstances of the case
mar be liable to "misconstruction it to deemed
proper to. submit now the. present statement to
the public. \u25a0;, . ;
An - Unsnnjs Rouse h Rider
One of Adeline Knapp's thrilling
western stories. Illustrated by Maynard
Dixon, ; In <- the September number of
Sunset Magaalne. - : ' . •
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daily through tourist sleeping car
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\u25a0JJBJIIitJiJM W. D. SANBORN
Ivmrf^fir'rl General Agent,
.^ll^nfSwi an ranc " co » Cal!
\u25a0 The sloye atore that' carries a f
K«od Uae ot 51
Fownes Gloves |
is to be depended on. If
TEA ry.
How' strange that so -
dainty a thing should pos-
sess such power! "
Tour grocer returns . your raonej If jog
don't like Schilling 1 * Best; we per him.
San Francisco. Anirtwt 28. 1907.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN— TWa t* t«
certify that : after doctoring nine years continu-
ouj=!j- without any 'relicf — my ailment* were
Tariooa and, of such a character tbat I CouM
hardly drag my«elf arounil. <iuiT(>rln? lnten»*!y
all the time,'- making life, tbroagh paia and t lck-
__''-'• _ nets, a miaerable
existence — through
jf*&£F£ffi*V?^*!i^ the ajTlce of a
/^•^^BB!iSmSK^Xik ttload I consulted
<ft^g*jBTffliifr«^BM\ Dr- Wonx Him, who
* jCKMJIBmF' \u25a0 *P™"ffiSfll?n k* 9 done all be •
yKjsf?=^S^t^^?c!y-^Sr.\ promised for me.
/ißSSaagHßiaSeij^ffl&S-^' and how thankful I
I^^SMM^S^feyWjiaJ*' anr to write and gay
lisfK*£ > »s*9os&&Wl!^#: i* I*l1 * 1 today lam an-
mlmlß&tißßsßfßmSSjm ioyiag \u25a0 m» and
XyS'SsSgy- .^ \u25a0 health that once
\I8«R- '. fgaaroWßg^y «MmM \u25a0 impossibK
>Sffi iamggjff In fact, he laTed
\u25a0^gglag^^Sg*^ I took hla treat-
• ' .' _" .."-- \u25a0 -- - ment •of Herb Tea,
followed hla Instructions closely and caa arota
do my • work"~> and walk without any, lacoaren-
lence. Will be pleased to" meet 'any one la
doubt and tell what Dr. Wong Him has done
for me. Tours trnly. — MRS. A. JL-WHITE, 2X3
Florida St.. San Francisco. - Cal. ;
DR. WONG -HIM
1268 6'Farrell Street
Between Gotj?!j and OctaTla.
SAN FBAXCI3CO. -
Call Toffay WilhYoar Ads for Sanda/s Gall
- -n*- -".FROPOSAI.*^. \u00844
PROPOSALS FOR : COJM^-Presldlo of Saa
Francisco. Cal..: September 2, 1907. — Sealed Dro-
posals.in triplicate.* will b« receWed here and
at: office r of -. Quartermasters, Bntl j n a m
October S, 190". and then ' opened" for fnrni«hlnii*
daring the period ' beginning ' Nerember X 1907'
and endlns June 30, 1908; coal for Fort Bose^
craas and- Presidio e>f Monterey." Cal.: also at
nme time, at this office only, for coal for Al
catras- Island. Fort' Baker.^ Benicla Barracks
Fort Mason,, Fort McDowell. Fort Miley Pr«!
sldto of San \u25a0 Francisco. ' San "Francisco * Cal
and Depot of Recruits and. Casuals, Angel Island'
Cal..- daring the same period.' Preference arren
to ; articles, of , American production.,, conditions
of- quality and: price (lnclndlng 1n the price rf
foreign ' • productions th» \u25a0-, dnty thereon) ; beln^
equal, and snch -preference glTen to articles of
American production produced on the Pacific
Coast. to extent of consumption required by th*
public serrice there. ' All Information furnhhwf
on - application to quartermasters at Fort Boss,
crans. and Presidio of Monterey, or to nndpT
aimed. JNO. L. CLEM, Chlrf Qoaxternartae.

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