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three ' miles out of Pieta, . in one of
Ihe: jnost precipitous gorges of this
eectJon: The 25 foot plunge came as
a. f . finale of a runaway, in which
£>rlver R. F. Johnston lost control
of his team and either Jumped or
jyas dragged from his seat, leaving the
occupants of, the stage to. their .fate.
Most of them « were thrown out before
the vehicle upset, others Jumped, and
the.r oad along which the runaway
stage had passed was strewn with
men and women, more or less injured,
and their belongings.
- The vehicle was drawn by four young
horses, three of which were being taken
over the road for the first time. Their
fr&ctlousness caused trouble. all along
the route, according to several of the
passengers, and no one seems to know
exactly what started them on their
flight. All the animals were badly hurt
in the tangle of harness and wrecked
vehicle, and some of them may be
shot. .
The worst injured of the passengers
were picked up by a passing rig that
brought word Into Pleta of the acci
dent. A team was sent out to bring in
the remaining ones, with their bag-
Rage. Temporary medical treatment
was given those who needed it most,
and all of them left either for this
city or for their homes elsewhere.
When the wagon ran over a rock
half way in its flight down the hill
the Whlteman baby was thrown froca
his mother's arms and struck on his
head. Mrs. 'vThiteman also was thrown
out, but escaped serious Injury. The
baby's Injuries are believed to be fataL
B. H. Filer, a Santa Rosan, who was
seated beside the driver, said that
Johnston Jumped when he could' no
longer restrain his horses. Other pas
sengrers bore out Flier's statement.
Johnston denied the ch'afge. He had
held to the lines and had been dragged
several yards after being removed from
his scat, he asserted.
Continued From Pare 1, Column 1.
heard regarding the situation. Suits
against the Southern Pacific are now
pending in the federal courts. There
«re on the calendar a large number of
cases charging the company with vio
lation of the law that prohibits keeping
Rattle too long a time in cars without
food or water.
Although Devlin most likely will not
appear in court to prosecute these
oases, they will be handled at his di
rection by his assistants. It •Is
pointed out by friends of Dev
lin that this state of affairs is
.likely ' to lead critics to question
Ills ability to forget while working
for one master that he Is the servant
of another. His position, they say, la
one that takes a delicate hand at the
J;elm in order to steer clear of the
shoals that abound In the sea of legal
and moral ethics.
It was about a year ago the United
States attorney spent several days in
Sacramento, where the law offices of
Devlin & Devlin are located, appearing
for the railroad people in the fight they
were making to absorb the bulk of Sac
ramento's water front. Bitter adverse
comment was made on his action by the
Sacramento Bee. Devlin was called a
Hessian who had returned to despoil
the town that had given him his start
in life. He was reminded that he did
not need the money that his advocacy of
the corporation had earned for him. He
was reminded, too, that his time had
been bought by the government for a
substantial yearly salary.
Within a fortnight District Attorney
Devlin's firm at Sacramento, "of which
lie is the senior member, appeared be
fore -the "board of trustees of that city
in behalf of the Southern Pacific com*
pany against the granting of certain
freight carrying privileges to the
Northern electric company, and only a
month or two previously, when a mat
ter of similar character was being op
posed by his firm at the behest of the
Harriman corporation, the district at
torney himself found it convenient to
take a trip to the capital.
•An unidentified man was run down
and cut in two by a Folsom street car
at Fifth street last night. W. Miller.,
the motorman, was arrested and
charged with manslaughter, although
he and -his conductor, A. S. Mason, the
sole witnesses to the accident, declare
that the victim deliberately walked
across the tracks in front of the ap
proaching car. and that the accident
was unavoidable. The body was re
moved to the morgue. r \u25a0\u2666*: \u25a0--
Charles Woodlelgh of Third and Har
rison streets was knocked from the
seat of his wagon by an Eddy-and El
lis street car at Ellis and Pierce
streets last night and badly hurt.". He
was taken to the central emergency
hospital. His ' right shoulder was
broken, and the physicians believe.: he
. was injured internally. L. Martins,
the motorman, was arrested and
charged at the O'Farrell station with
Raymond Benjamin, district attorney
Napa county, has been appointed a
Seputy in the office of Attorney General
tt>hh. •
%^x t% v si v 3 c
No Branch Stores. No Agents.
'Clothes of m a-r It c &Ti de n t i t y
and of tht big b e 6 t q u a 1 It lea
! are two eteps in oar "'clotheg ladder" of fame.
.Tlie smartest clad > gen tie men
ba v c recognised our ' style authority.
We don't fa ak c an y eSorts to * cater
to careless dressers or "bargain " detectlTes.^
.We Uke to do. business with '"lire onea,t'
wbo beliere in trading upward and progression.
;Kjng Solomon's Hall
Fiilriiore St. -near Sutter
Sa n Franc i s c o
R. Gordon, Lesser's Father
in Law, Arrested by
the .Police
Nevada Fugitive, Who Goes
Under Name of W. P.
, Oaks, Fails to Appear
of the most unscrupulous and
largest distributors of fake lottery
tickets was arrested yesterday after
noon when iR. Gordon, alias Joseph
Gardner, was arrested and taken to
Jail by Patrolmen Colen and Welch.
They located the man at 1724 Sutter
street and secreted themselves in- the
doorway. After a long wait Gordon
stepped out. As soon as he saw the
police he tried to Jump back Into: the
house. He succeeded, but a policeman's
foot prevented the door from shutting
and the officers pursued him through
the house. '
They. caught him finally in the cor
ridors and took him to Jail. His pock
ets were crammed with lottery coupons.
He was booked- at the Bush street sta
tion. ' •
Captain Anderson feels highly grati
fied at the capture, as Gordon, alias
Gardner, is one of the most notorious
lottery sharps in the city an«J has been
able to ply his crooked business for a
long time. . ,
Gordon •is Harry Leaser's father in
law. When Lesser went over to the
M. & F. company two years ago he
turned over two small lottery con
cerns called the JU-.&. L.^ companies to
Gordon. Nothing is too small for the
lottery sharps to overlook and these
were "10 cent" companies formed to
steal the dimes of messenger boys and
others who could not afford to yield
from '25 cents to %l for an alleged
chance. : . <\u25a0\u25a0*
What' time Gordon had left from
counting dimes he put in at seeing
that lottery tickets were properly
printed by the Golden State printing
company, though he was not intrusted
wiOi-the Job of selecting numbers for
capital prizes. His business has been
badly crippled since the campaign en
couraged by The Call has been firing
large shells Into the demoralized camp
bf'the lottery trust, and Gordon has
not been seen much around his Sutter
street establishment. The first time
he made an appearance was yesterday
and 'he was arrested.
Another frightened dealer is W. P.
Oaks, whose, real name Is John Hoag.
Hoag has not been seen at his estab
lishment at 1507 Fillmore street for five
days. He is in hiding, but it is not be
lieved he has left the city. He will be
arrested. as soon as he Is iound and
his place is under constant surveillance.
Hoag has placed two hirelings in
charge of the place, preferring to see
them arrested rather than their boss,
but the police want Hoag, alias Oaks,
and declare they will get him.
Hoag chose Oaks for a name when he
came to this state unceremoniously
some time ago from the sagebrush of
Nevada. He was wanted there to ex
plain peculiar business methods he had
employed. Flight .was so much more
simple and expedient than explanation
that he chose the better part of valor
and skipped, at the same time changing
his name.
The police say that if the police
judges follow up the crusade against
lottery swindlers by Imposing maxi
mum sentences there will: be no diffi
culty In making the thieving operations
so hazardous that tne.'-M... &\u25a0 F. com
pany and its associates In the lottery
trust will go out of business.
The Invasion of Oxford
William a Crittenden, the first stu
dent of the Cecil Rhodes scholarship
from California, writes an interesting
and entertaining story of his experi
ences and observations- at England's
ancient seat of learning •in the Sep
tember number of Sunset Magazine •
Words of disparagement voiced by
one army officer against another was
the feature of the Grindley court
martial, proceedings yesterday. .Lieu
tenant Clarence Carrigan, called by the
defense,, did not -i mince his words in
telling the court that the general char
acter, of Lieutenant Jones, the chief
prosecuting witness, was not consid
ered good by the officers stationed at
Fort Baker. >
"The reputation of Jones, as far as
his position "as an officer of the army Is
concerned, is not good," Carrigan' said
emphatically. "I am speaking of his
general: character. His reputation at
the post is not considered good by 1 his
fellow officers. In this "statement lam
backed up by several officers who; were
stationed ! there at the ; tlm c Jones ! took
his place as post quartermaster.". They
are Captain Henry H. Clark. Captain
Louis Brechemln Jr., Lieutenant Robert
J. Arnold and Lieutenant : Guy. E. Man
ning. All have, expressed the same
opinion regarding^ Jones, and that: was
to "the effect; that J his ; character as an
offlcerAwas not good. .
."As for . the : defendant, Sergeant
Grindley, I consider his character as Va
soldier to be most excellent/tlCarrlgan
continued. "He was at Fort Baker .for
two, years during the time I. was there,
and was post sergeant for "all. that
period. He gave entire satisfaction, as
far as my observations went I con
sider his reputation to be > excellent as
to veracity. Grindley did a 'great deal
of work and did it well. :He^really was
overzealous \u25a0 and did .work beyond what
he was required, to do.
"At' the time I was at: Fort) Baker} l
was a neighbor of Lieutenant Jones and
I can say for 'myself that; I. v do F not
consider his character; as an 'officer, of
the' army >to be good,", concluded the
witness,' . emphaslzln g . his previously
expressed view of the chief prosecut
ing witness.
Mr. Treat, assistant counsel for.; the
defendant, Grindley,; began the session
by saying that the defenfee intended =to
prove* that the statements; of \u25a0> Lieuten
ant Jones, the accuser of Grindley; were
"unworthy of ; belief." Treat also said
that he would -prove that ; Jones"re
ceived ; the = horse ; and buggy f romj Otto
Johnson, not as a bribe, but that it was
really : obtained V by l -- extortion.' ; Treat
declared .that ; Grindley during his 10
years' service In'the army had enjoyed
an excellent reputatlbnr.:,
: Besides Carrigari.i the other witnesses
who „' testified "yesterday' were Colonel
George LMAnderson,"' inspector 'general's
department; Captain : Henry; B. ,' Clark,'
Lieutenant' O.v P. ;MJ Hazzard, ;x Captain
R. ;H.V;Fenner, V Electrician Sergeant
Frederick \ Bottcher^/Postf Quartermas
ter, Sergeant Gaul., Post -Sergeant' Dem
mer. Sergeant fGuthi; Sergeant ' Major" H. ;
B. Smith . and : . Private : Abernethy. 1
, The trial will", be- presumed at 10
o'clock this morning. 1 : ''".-\u25a0'.-
S. • V. > Veterl»iry College \u25a0 Opeiaa Oct.' 1
For catalogue , apply -to Dr. Charles
Keane, President, 1818 Market at. • -
Crowd Jeers at Motorman,
Who Draws Revolver
in Fear for Life
Captain Anderson and Men
Quell: Crowds Before
Fatalities Result
Three incipient riots were started
yesterday shortly after noon in; th<
Mission district ; when the ranks o:
union men disbanded at Fourteenth anc
Guerrero - streets • af ter r the • funeral o:
J. J. . Peterson, one ',. of ; the "victims . o:
Labor : day violence;; The* rioting^ begai
at . the corner '\u25a0 ot'r Fourteenth '"' anc
Guerrero ; streets, - spread Ito ," Sixteentl
and Guerrero and; affected- -anothei
crowd at .^Valencia -and' Sixteenth! ;r^
Prompt action by Mounted' Patrolmen
Ed Pldgeon and Haley .prevented the
first' riot- from; assuming, .murderous
proportion's,*.-': though : shots ; were > ; fired
and stones thrown at 'a Guerrero street
car.; Patrolman N. - ' J:v» Rellly, " alone,
managed to hold .in cheok '- the" crowd
that threatened, the lives' of nonunion
platform men . two ' blocks farther : up.
and the riot , call : which" brought; Chief
Anderson in an automobile loaded
policemen, and 'detachments .from tffe
Mission,/, park; southern L and central
stations cleared the streets quickly and
before serious! injury was done. , Chief
of * Police Anderson, f single L' : handed,
cleaned out the, saloon at the; corner
of-^ Guerrero and 'Fourteenth J I streets
wffich was filled with- angry iron .work
ers whose tempers ; had been wrought
to the danger point by the funeral they
had just attended. :'. Anderson's
was as. prompt as it was effective, and
his example was j followed by,, his men. 5
-Accounts differ as to the provocation
of the;' disturbance "In .Guerrero ; near
Fourteenth.; According to ) Mounted Po
liceman; Ed Pidgeon ; it ; was ! caused by
the crowd jeering Motorman A. B. Mor
gan when he', passed the i headquarters
of the building, trades council/ Morgan,
frightened, d rew his : revolver ; and fired,
some say Into the crowd; others say
he shot in the air. : In an Instant the
car was .• attacked ; from all ' sides, and
the riot almost got; beyond
Patrolmen Haley and Pldgeon; who had
accompanied the ; lron workers who \u25a0 at
tended' the -Peterson \u25a0funeral, . saw, the
start of i the riot. Haley . protected the
panic stricken motorman. and : Pldgeon
commanded the , rock throwing . to cease.
The car was sent forward : and the
crowd opened up unwillingly and sul
lenly to let it through.;- Several \u25a0 shots
were fired, :. but the » patrolman could
not say- whether all came from the
car or part, from .the crowd.
The thron g which Pidgeon and Haley
were dispersing was extended up Six
teenth street Here Fillmore car 1356,
manned by D. : Mathlsen : and > Motorman
Tannenbaum, was attacked. Passengers
jumped off as quickly as possible, but
Mrs. C.L. Gage of SSl^app street and
John Williams of : 315 Cedar street were
cut about the ' face rby broken . glass.
The and conductor "fought
the': crowd desperately, but wera? being
overpowered when' Fillmore street ? car
1372, on which, Patrolman N. J. Rellly
was a passenger," came \u25a0 along. . He was
off duty, but commanded the motorman,
W. : R. . Johnson, : to ", put; on -if till > speed.
Rellly put. '- his , star .on. his civilian's
coat : and Jumped into the~: crowd,. which
by that time was lined, two .deepi*en
deavoring to overturn ' the \u25a0 car. • H?"
helped Mrs. Gage, to a neighboring store
and single handed attacked the crowd,
which ,he f ou gh t > back i with ; ; gun \ and
club. . Though , struck by stones' and
though several shots were fired, he kept
the" crowd under control r for, 15
minutes, -when : he .was Joined : by: Cor
poral Hawes, Patrolman W. W. Wilson
and Detective ' Bob Graham. :; :;:
With reinforcements they drove the
mob along Sixteenth to .Valencia street,
where some . one , threw, a '\ stone . at % a
passing. Valencia, street'^ car '! and
other riot was threatened. \u25a0 Motorman
David Hechter, - riding ' as ; a * passenger
on the car, was "hit in' the hand ..by; a
stone, .;. He drew; his pistol, ; but Was
placed under arrest by.: Graham.. '
\u25a0>, Arrests ; were.made,at the' points? of
disturbances, and ;,the following .'were
taken ;to the "* .-! Mission: .police station:
Thomas Comer, ; a structural ironw orke
r, living at 2019lNineteenth::street;
John Cloman, . iron', worker, 574 ?Dupoht
street; ; John Bailey, iron worker, :134
Guerrero " street; \u25a0 Ed. Spangler.l striking
carman,', 1001^ Tennessee"; street; ' Louis
Cham»erlaln,-' steam' fitter,: 26o3 Howard
street; E.G. Short,'; nonunion conductor,
1315 Stelner street; A.- B.M organ, David
Hechter \u25a0;\u25a0 and P. '* J. Delphs,\ nonunion
motormen, for- carrying concealed
weapons. \u25a0 \u25a0 •• . ; ;
An . unprovoked attack ; was j made 'on
car^lls2, lnj Mission'^ stsrjset? near.' Third,
"about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. I .^ A
collision ,had : occurred, betweehlthe car
and- a ; passing 'vehicle and the; motorf
man got off : to; take^the]iwreckage;*off
the 'side; guards.^: TAfi. policeman; on ":.\u25a0', thp
corner watched ' uhmovedl. as • the^car.
was assailed with stones.- iWorkingmen
from neighboring v"i buildings^,' threw
heavy pieces J of '": scantling k . at 'car
.and others : ; on f; mortar.:: piles 'threw
stones.; Three^" .windows ;. in* ' the Vcar
were .demolished^ and j ! passengers'; had
narrow tescapes, ». \u25a0 The • disturbance '.was
renewed? several ;times .when: other cars
passed,' but the patrolman; paid no - heed
and, made no ;arrests. j.^ 'V — :
Joseph'^ Beamish, T aged- 14, an/ offlde
boy employedsby;thelUrilted Railroads,
and* J.^i N."< : . j Cook, §'' tt'Jf conduotor, *.wer e.
beaten- yesterday] afternoon' l^in- Fillmore
street' near :Turk"*byfaj crowd! of-: strike
sympathizers..; Cook sent the lad across
tho street i from Lthe barn when ; a* crowd
of ? men" attacked^ the i : lad -and 4;adminis
tered a'severe.beatlng.":;Cook:ran:to,the
boy's ; rescue > and fiwas I badly j thrashed.
Both were taken to the St. 1 Francis hos
pital for, treatment.v .. *r '\u25a0'-, ti/'C
:. \u25a0 Patrolman? P. f; F.;*,: O'Connor,! arrested
Frank Sullivan r and : Frank Eagan,': iron-^
workers,^ who \u25a0 were .booked' at T ,the Bush
street "station; for; battery, j Their " com-.'
panlons escaped. \u25a0/
As special J precaution ' i against dis
turbances^ last v f high t,% acting : Chief <of
Police,: Anderson- ordered^ at ? least : six
men from each T6f| the; police stations] In
the clty/detalled', to'ispeclal^servicesiri 1
thel Mission.^This ; order^ secured .an |in-(
crease in the Mission force of 50 patrol
men. The added detail was effective
through. the, two .watches.from^ro'clock
yesterday^ af ternoonluntil'l 2 '\u25a0 last^ night,*
andJfrom" midnight'; until* B o'clock this
morning.-..;. ~..CS-- '"''.,\u25a0-'•\u25a0''
;\u25a0 SAN JOSE,'-; Sept/.: S.-^Thef state i; con .
yentlon . of 1 the'; Pdrtuguese^Societyi of
the j: HolyiGhost^wlll^c6"nyenepn { i€an
Josejon ?M6hday^or^aUh"reeT days' jises^
slon.'- ITheldelegates Iwill faf rive j onsthat
day ( 200 "strong if torn fall | pa.rts| of I the
stated ;"\u25a0 An |elabqratej program|of f eiiter£
tainment ) is being; arranged."','. : ' , ; '*'= -y.
Klamath ' Fall* - and I Ret urn— f l».00
:.. Excursion toiKlamath'region.'^iTake
Southern ' Pacific ;? 3 : 4o * p.i m.^ train Sep
tember a 7. ".'\u25a0:'' Tickets 7f Include trip c; over
Klamath^Lakeß.'iß.'fandfstage llne.':Re
turn'.any^tlme'up to September22.*Stop™
overs at' Shasta Springs." •.- .;• , i
Piiidiot Dictates the Nominations for Office at
the National Irrigation Congress
Continued From Page I, Column 5
"I shall ibVonly.'tobl* *lad ' to iTleld 'the
hwior/tojyo^^piiea: Anderson. % -Tho
only ' reason why !• Wae lnVthe frace' at
all was i to; prevent • Phillips ; getting the
place. ; I : will \u25a0 tell my friends at f once
to * support you, for ; with 'de
feated I shall be "satisfied."^
So" the message : was sent" to Pinchot
that Fowler Xwas'willing f to become ', a
candidate and:.the;forester,at once*be- ;
gan i busying :- himself 'among.; the : com-*
mitteemen,? with v the^: result \u25a0', that I- the
name of neither Phillips : nor Anderson
was presented.^* ; - ' ";i'rV.'.: ; ..'"'.-'.V;'
, > George^ J.- Keisel : of »Utah j had been • a
candidate for. the, presidency, ;and; early
during the congress 4t looked as. though
his ; ; elections was i certain.^ • But , ! , flome
thing was ; measured 'out } tot.\ the! dele- :
gation from the Mormon < State,: the de
tails 'of \ which ;' are .; not I to ; be . obtained
with any ; degree; of accuracy. •-"\u25a0 Not only
was \u25a0 ; Keisel .' "turned down,*-.' but "John
Henry Smith, the^apostle of the Mor
mon- church, .who r has served =as % vice
president during >the P last "term, was
completely relegated,
that, he Jandi his; delegation ; were eager
for his; re-election." .\u25a0 ;.'T;.t'L"vV.
%-Xet-us recognize- Calif ornia,'! • argued
C. "W. Mott,:- the., immigration agent fof
the 3 Northern f. railroad. "Smith •,
is ; in • lihei to - : become cthei head of ."the
Mormon V church,' and-, that is enough
honor; for: him.".-:;* \u25a0 •; i
v Judge Raker was finally elected
"unanimously." V. He,. Is the. kind of good
"fighting; material^ that Pinchot wants
in:- the timber, sections.- \u25a0
Jltiia .too; ;delicate a -matter to >c
talked about very-much, but iit"J is - said
that the Mormons have been somewhat
annoying ; in "their j demands * for. oppor
tunity^ to : J eettle';wlth.^thelr ; own - people
some of ''the valleys I that : the
reclamatiori'servioe Ms opening.: The
plea is .1 made ;; f or i them that they are
the most --successful" pioneers of; a 11..:
;~; In any" event" Pinchot 'has a' ticket
such as he wanted and the "\u25a0 defeated
ones'^wlir tell, yoii'j that''; the >; big stiok
wasi, poised . about ; the .hotel corridors
all? day -long/. ." \u25a0;': : ./. ; '.;:., "- v -
. , It , was dull In the congress itself,
Luther" Burbank's if alk : about his new
thornless /cactus* being J the" only inter;
esting ' feature. ;" Great ' ; arei
promised 'from this new. fodder.'- It will
produce ' 200Hons ? to ' the ": acre, .whereas
the ; best of 'other feed" runs no ; higher
than; 20 ior^'30; tons. '.The arid regions
may ; thus beconie^the greatest cattle
raising sections ;of •. the country.' ; Stock
relish ; the - cactus ; plant greatly When
the* thorns are Removed, but the; more
thorns; it has the ; greater is its '\u25a0:_ nutri
tion.;'; Burbank \ has " been 'f- making suc
cessful experiments in " developing ; : : a
species without thorns that yet- retains
the high; nutrition.' *
D.: S. Snodgrass'of Selma, Fresno
county,*<. propounded the following to
Biirbiahk: v . ' „.; r : .' ; ." \u25a0 ' •.\u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0-'
-r .'.lb' there . any secret about your work
with'- plant; life, and,;if so,\will that se
cret;dle-with;you?'* ', •
Burbank . made ; It ; very apparent that
he didn't'llke the suggestion of secrecy
in. hie work. In a nettled tone he re
plied' that there was no secret whatever
about.lt. .
come to my -place by the car
load," he explained, v '!and' it is.an utter
impossibility v for. me to talk with
tJjem.'- Six thousand visitors come every
'jreari ind^;j;anhot ; give ; more 'i than a
*moment>tp^any one'of "them, butl have
ho secretsHo keep hidden. '\- •',;'\u25a0 ~.'. " -
\u25a0The session opened this morning
with; a breeze: over the allegation Uhat
a" lottery fwas being run in conjunction
with the congress.-; An .enterprising
San v Francisco firm; had been, issuing
tickets' on a' silver cup. to. the delegate?,
its purpose f being to I gain their, names
and addresses I for advertising purposes.
A.' K. Caswell denounced' all lotteries
and ; particularly any ! such scheme run
in: connection"? with an- assemblage ~ot
lrrigators. ; Edward \ Hyatt ; gave '\u25a0 vlgorr
oussupport to Caswell's motion for the
appointment : of -an - investigation' com
mittee and^Mrs. Lovell- White' of -San
Francisco ; spoke some words of con
'demnatlon^'^" •
•".' If ; there . had been -any. possibility of
connecting, Irrigation j k with * lotteries
some hot : resolutions would \u25a0 have been
adopted r then and .- there K about them,
for the displayed: its mood
very plainly. -,; The that was
appointed '^went; about { its -task 1 peacei
fully, : however, ? and as the ; firm's enter
pVlse'dldj nbt ; prove *to have : much of an
ugly phase as^a lottery,; it was allowed
to , continue giving put its : tickets.
""\u25a0: As the^ongresft ' Is now at .the fag end
of ; its". proceedings,^: all ' prospect of 'an
attack: on*, the,' forest v policy, of j the ; fed
eral ; Ci has > vanished.^
There .were .some early:' in
the Jweek of
men .whq^ralsed' that;r6"w, : ln the Jpublic.
lands 'conVehtlon ati Denver have placed
discretion^ abpve^ valor.:'. They^ have seen
that .there jlsj no I withstanding i the '. pro-
Roosevelt; sentiment '„\u25a0 here,' 'I particularly"
wl^'^Glff pra; Pinchot on ?ha'nd ; to; hit 'the
head 1 ! oif^'an > enemy !-lf ';lt>'p6ps\up.V' One
Wockman","; Merle' B."-yi'hcent of Colorado,"
virtually; riiade^ the , collapse of ; the • hos
tllity.i'to'jth&-'forestry t bureau complete
this : morning when ! he read his paper on
.•'Leasing ? the f Public "• Grazing $, Lands.",
He came tout^asuan* earnest!; advocate
of .the; policies fof /the j government ' and
severely scored ;..Governor IB. ; B." Brooks
of , 'Wyoming, .who, had* sent; a, telegram
to s the* congress ! asking ; supportTfor!:the
forestry .bureau's r'opponents \u25a0 there.'^.'f^
'• I ®*? \u25a0*'?? B ''Senbfitedl '^C
\u25a0\u25a0'£: "Before ; the'" present • t 'ojnsstfy ;" service
.waßinstituted,',v; said Vincent,\"thefset
tler.lwas afraid fjto • go ;- upon 'the \ public
domainj because *of ,• the ) threats \u25a0 of ; the
cattlemen twho ..were * using ' It I tor,' graz
ing.vi Since efficient (authority," has ; been
establlshedf^no 'settler*; fears to*/ go
'there.?/-. ' v ji Vv-j"jV",T^.-rrV ;•; ?' \u25a0:, '.:. '•\u25a0 ;. \\ .:" ;,'
.V. V v The' speaker 'declared that the'wlth
dfawal" of . the : reserve' was ": the greatest
piece '? of < statesmanship i that ' President
Roosevelt^ hadfever ' achieved. - --. ;
i^The \u0084j remaining addresses * ;, we're i* by
government ';.'experts>Wan"d-^others, all
largely *of a/ technical character and
unable f to X hold ' much 'of f an \u25a0 audience. 4'
; It v was ,In the J committee ; of,' resolu
Affiliated With the Crocker National Bank
Rolk Street, Nea^Sutter
' • \u0084. OFFICERS; AND} DIRECTORS :,1
"W.. \u25a0 FRANK '.PIERCE; President"; /JAMES <- "j.'v; FAGAN, ' ? JOHN E
V^QUlNN,^^Vice ."Presidents ;X W. ,W.> DOUQL^
y INGTON,- ; E. , j E. V JOHNSON, ? HUGO '\u25a0 D: < KEl t^ 3 HENRY 'T. SCOTT"
'-\u25a0 ft. ALBERT - SUTTON.' ?'_ \u25a0 ' \' r : \u25a0"'" ' • ;'; : -~. ' ' ' ' '""' >; ' '
tions that ;. the .work oorf r the" day wa»
done. ~- ; _ Bx-Oovernor; Pardee," the: chair-;
man, - and ] his - colleagues, '\- began early
and i adjourned late,* but there are still
more for -them-to-cdnsider
tomorrow^; :.',[ '..'[
\u25a0;. From V resolving, standpoint the con
gress is about to break a record... After
the ? proposed \u25a0; measures? have " been \u25a0 run
through' the' hopper,* however, «they may
be largely; reduced, > for in the main" the
hundreds yof.resolversr have: had the
single aim of boosting Roosevelt on all
his policies. affecting, them.- IThere.was
a i lively [debate iwhen; the United States
drainage association sought : to have the
irrigation congress ask , the federal gov
ernment [to i render; it aid as it has done
for;the;reclamatloniof arid lands.
eral of thecommltteemen objected .vig
orously; to \u25a0 freighting ; down the irri
gationlsts with for help on -the
part of outside organizations, but after
all the jangle it was ; decided ito give a
kindly ; lift to .the ambitious fmen who
came; chiefly . from North Carolina, Illi
nois; and Texas. , v
It was \u25a0 decided also after sharp con
troversy, to, ask congress for,.more;fin
ancial help \ for the reclamation service.
President Roosevelt has announced that
the $40,000,000 < by.' con
gress must \u25a0 suffice las a revolving, fund.
It was :' argued that \ much of the land
that ; waß:to have been -,' sold' to supply
the service .with "funds had been with
drawn \ for; forest .reserves and ;• that the
resources originally Intended would fall
farjshort. This view prevailed and' the
resolution will be, reported favorably.
Burbank Says the Cactus
Will Be Chief Cattle Food
Produces Plant That 200
'\u25a0'.:\u25a0: '"\u25a0;; -','.'• Tons of Fodder to [Acre , -
\u25a0 SACRAMENTO. Sept. "s.— Luther Bur
bank^was a prominent figure in" the. pro
ceedings of .the national, irrigation con
gress today. V;,When called' upon by.Gov
ernor ; Chamberlain | f or . an address , Bur
bank chose as -l?is '\u25a0' subject . the cactus,
and made. the prediction that the thorn
Assails -Graft > Prosecutors
- and Trie Cair in Suit
' for $10,000.
Daniel O'Connell,. the attorney and
Hearst politician who attempted . to
have the auditor and treasurer of this
city .enjoined from paying .out any.
money ion- the demands 'of 'District At
torney rLangdon for the furtherance of
the f graft •prosecution,", seeks further
notoriety; by a' libel: ; sult v ,flled . in 'the
superipr court yesterday. * O'Connell de
mands 110,000 "damages from the dis
trict-attorney, and John D.. Spreckels,
proprietor? of -the' Call.' • He bases his
suit on utterances of Langdon pub
lished In this paper and on an editorial
in The Call of September 2." "
In the statements made. by the dis
trict attorney and' published, in
Call, O'Connell ' was ' referred to ,as\u25a0 an
ex-convlct. "It was -" that he
had ; beeh'.sent',' to : the" "workhouse in
Massachusetts for 'six "months -for. at
tempting ;to bribe .an alderman. \u25a0 For
the same offense he was disbarred from
the courts 'of Massachusetts." ' He came
tor California -and on, the representa
tions f of ,' Attorney O'Gara," who asserted
that he "j was 'sure that' O'Connell was
."trying to ' be ', good," -he was admitted
to' practice here. *
l^Ttie^editorial referred to In O'ConV
neirß\;sult spoke of : an ex-convict
bringing :; the f injunction proceedings
against the; auditor .and treasurer.. "- Al
though,O'Connell's^ameVwas not men
tioned; he alleges that it is. his under
standing that he was the man. referred
. ' . In ; . the complaint prepared and ': filed
by O'Connell \u25a0 he had • inserted' the ; name
of Rudolph.. Spreckels, ; . but% afterward
erased^'it.^ ""Among ;other; things^ he; al
legftsV:ihat;all:.the : statements : made t ln
regard >to v him : are false. ,' He : recites
.the history. of the graft prosecution,'as
isertiiigthat Langdon; is a puppet in the
hands I Rudolph i% . Spreckels. • ;': In fact,
he ; goeß";exhaustively into the history of
the_ Spreckels family, dragging in many
pages iof not "relevant ; to the
suit."; \u25a0"- Reference -is 'made 'tq'the man
agement 'of j the Red v Cross's fund, -in
ywhJchr Rudolph , Spreckels": took .'an t im
"portant part, ; and i he ;, asserts .that the
, whole "i object ; ofj the v graft : prosecution
.isjto.ma.ke; some 'member of the Spreok
els > family ;..;. a -\ United ~ States senator.
Incidentally. he^mentioris that hisirepu-
t tatloh^and Ilaw1 law- practice;, were -hurt by
.the \u25a0 statements *and .. editorial t "referred
to:;.> He: alleges ; religious; prejudices as
,the \u25a0 reason; for.! his Massachusetts trbu
ble;;^,^^:;«:i.-'-y,':;-: -,^.:-i/'..'.' : :;•\u25a0,':,;\u25a0\u25a0 ;
r- V Attorney , John * Pollto -was . associated
.with iO'ConneU ,; in j the Jln junction pro
ceedings,*7 but has withdrawn -from- the
case?:. -,: t-l^^^^^pSßßßß
\u25a0i -v E. : C. Lefflngwell, !; secretary of the
board \ of 2 education, :; lost ' a ;" suit ;, case
"containing ".cash,7 and to/ the
amount 'of ($800; last night by. leaving; it
onVanVEddyj street . car j andy hcidentally
a-.llttle .vacation which; he; and; his- wife
intended I, making i [ 7 be/, Indefinitely
postponed. ?. Lefflngwell • had * His "effects
all! packed and 'had gone as farVas-the
ferry,? when ; he ; ; missed the ~ grip", coh^
tainin g hisj belongings." ; "A") hurried \re
turn ito (the car" and fa 5 thorough /search
netted? him" nothing,^ however, "and the
aid of the: pollce\was , solicited/ : \u25a0' .
\ To date, f'.- howevenV the suit case,
which '$• contained 'C considerable '$ family
less' variety, would become the great
fodder of the arid regions. -
"Burbank said he had more than 5,000
speoles of plants in training for im
provement, -but that he would speak
only of the cactus. After telling of the
loss of. sheep . in the semiarld regions
through the destruction of their eye
sight by thorns ; of the cactus, he went
on to detail his work In seeking, to de
velop a. thornless variety of !the plant.
••Fifteen years ago," said Burbank. "I
was examining and studying forage
plants for dry regions, to see what im
provement could be ' made upon them,
and it ; struck me that the cactus if the
thorns could be taken off. would be one
of -the best, v if not the best, of all
plants for desert culture. : I gathered
all the cactus of all kinds. I secured
them from the best that I could find,
from . my collectors in South • Africa and
Mexico; and I gathered them from north
Africa,, where the cactus has been some
what cultivated for the use of camels.
This is a partially thornless variety.
There are two or three others. I found
byjralsing them from seed that 99 out
of JIOO would",be thorny. A few were
partially, thorny. They had not yet ac
quired 1 the habit of leaving, oft the
thorns., But once in a while one would
be found among -thousands that would
have less thorns than the parent. Tak
ing, that one and raising thousands and
thousands of seedlings l produced some
that were absolutely thornless. I j
"Now,' I wished to get a cactus • that
would produce a great amount of nour
ishment. Of course," my first object was
to get a thornless, then next to get an
individual which would produce a great
weight of, forage to the acre. That has
been very well accomplished. I have a
cactus that wll produce 200 tons of food
per acre. " Now beets, carrots, turnips
a'n^| cabbage, almost anything culti
vated In the soil, produces about 20 tons
per acre for a good crop, while some of
the old^r cactus will produce about 100
tons. My object is to combine this
great productiveness with great nutri
tion, and my opinion la that the cactus
then .will be the most important plant
there is on earth for arid regions. 1 And
I have not the least doubt of securing
that." \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0
Taking Testimony Against
It Is Put Off Until
September 17
\u25a0.NEW YORK, Sept. 5. — Another post
ponement, of testimony against the
Standard ;01l company of New' Jersey
and affiliated concerns was ordered to
day by. former Judge Franklin Ferris
of St. Louis, who is acting as examiner
for the federal court. The hearing is
now scheduled for September 17, and
it Is said there will be no delay be
yond that date.
: The adjournment was requested by
the attorneys for the defendant com
panies and joined in by the special
counsel representing the government.
It was granted to give the Standard
time to prepare statements from its
books and . redc-rds, which are desired
by those in charge of ' the prosecution.
These' statements, it was" claimed,
would -do away * wfth' the necessity ' of
bringing {all the books of the various
companies to the federal building and
would .ultimately expedite the hearing.
The testimony to be taken in New
York will be. largely of a documentary
character Vand will be reported back
to* the" United States circuit court in
St. Louis, where the government . suit
to dissolve the so called oil trust was
brought. \". ''\u25a0'
Special- Attorney Frank B. Kellogg
said today that the government does
not waive the production of -the books
and 'documents in question If they
are deemed necessary, and that' the
right ": to verify the statements from
the company's books is reserved.
Jewelry valued because of its ; associa
tions, has remained lost and all efforts
of the police and the school board sec
retary to locate it have proved unavail
ing. Lefflngwell said last night that
he would continue the search until all
hope of finding the lost article has van
ished before' taking his vacation.
J Heinrlch Conrled has announced that
he will retire from operatic . manage
ment in 1911. ."
* WEAR., \'i'
"I hare mod your T»la»bl« Caicarets Mid 2nd
i ft 6 yj?r rte S*" ConWn'» do wtthont them.?! tt*r«
ISSSS'Jh.'™ 1 ?^? 1 Bow ««»PJ«»«lT \u25a0 cured. Recom-
t neTer be without them In the family." •.«\u25a0•\u25a0 --*-\u25a0?
Edw»ri A. Man, Albwy. N.*Y.
candy cathartic
u PleMan». P»l»Ubl«. Pot«nt, TatU. Good. Do Good.
1 2S!i - f S K Ok it n " ken or Orlpe. l»e. 21c. 1»e. Ner.r
fiold in bnlk. The eennlno tables c tarn pod OOC
Ou«ranlead to onr« or your monaj- b»ck. \u25a0/?,
>£ Sterling Remedy Co.; Chicago or N.T. 6oa
Benefit Societies j ;
Will find it advanta-
geous to deposit their
funds with this bank..
We pay 2* interest
Deposits may be
made at any of our five
offices. I
Arrangements can be
made to have "benefit
checks" charged to
one central fund and
cashed at any of our
branches. " * |
Capital and Surplus |
Over $3,000,000.00
Total Assets - -
'- - $12,000,000.00
Calif orcia and Sontgoinerjf Streets *
• West End Branch, 1531 Denude ro
Minion Branch.2372 Minion nt22d
Uptown Branch, 1740 FUlmore nr.
. Suiter. " I *-'..'. * '"\u25a0\u25a0, w
Potrero Branch. Kentucky and 19th
Noted for its magnificent
buildings: was built large-
i ly through tha : a|d. of bond
and mortgage .companies,
which , have earned large
. profits for the stock holders.
In Rebuilding San Francisco
• Similar methods are being
- - employed which 'will prove
' , fully as successful as in the
great cities of t the," east and
Europe. " ' " :.:...'
A safe and profitable mr
vestment is offered in the
•stock of the
Write for particular*.
Under the Maw Pure Food Law
All Food Products mast be pure and
honestly labelled.
was fifty years ahead of tho Law. It was
always pure Vanilla. Every bottle now
bears this label : Guaranteed under tht Food
and Draft Act Junt 30th, 1906," Striol
A amber » !, -which bam been aaaicneO'TO ua
by theU.S.Dept.of Agriculture. , <7y
\7'. '?2i'l ' JJ^7rL iSy*'- '^^TaaaßMWassaSßSHßpßßsflaaW \u25a0
Will be paid to any person jf
wlio can find one atom of
opium, chloralj morphine,
cocaine, ether, cHloroform,
heroin, alpha and beta eu-
caine, cannabis indica, or
chloral hydrate or any of
their derivatives, in any,
of Dr. Miles ' Eemedies.
This; applies to goods in
original packages, unop-
ened/ and not tampered
- with. .Certain unscrupu-
lous are^ making
false^ statements about
these - remedies.
**I • have b««n troubled with a '« ter-
rible headache for ths last tan years:
tho doctors \u25a0 could do rae no goodT I
saw Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain PUla adver-
tised in th« Sunday mafaaine. so I
thought I would try a wimple. I did
bo. and they helped ma wonderfully.
•I haj headache so badly I could hard-
ly see to *work.~ bo X a*nt to- the druic
store and. sot -a. .box. In a couple of
\u25a0 hours I .was. all. right., it was tha first
medicine to" do me any ffood."
A. A. IL.LIO. Philadelphia, Pa.
SS63 Tacoma Street.
Dr. Milts' Anti-Pain PUIs are sold by
your druggist, who will guarantee that
the first package will benefit. If It
falls, ha will return your money.
2S doses, 29 cents. ' Never sold In bulk.
MUcs Medical Co.. Elkhart.lnd
W. T. BESS, Notary Public
ROOMS 407-409 CAX.L nL.DC.
At Residence. 14«0 Page Street. Be-
tween 7 p.m. and 8 p. m.
( Or Kanized IOO2>
• \u25a0
PROMOTION: Tb« act of proaiotiaz: •<!•
Tancement; ENCOURAGEMENT.— C»ntary Dtc-
The California Promotion committee has for
tv object the PROMOTING of California v •
It h«» nothlns to sell.
Its tonti** «re <lerott<l to fost«rtnK «n tbUir*
that IUTe the ADVANCEMENT of CallforaU as
their object. . •
It ftr«» reliable information on every rabiect
connecttd wttL ibe l&dnatrlea of CaUfornta. ;
*;lrgrre« ENCCUHAOEMENT to the ••tab!l»h-
ment - of ' new todostrtai and Invites dealrahie
tmmlcratloa. aSj&Bf*mtm*BmtmtgU&m*qa
It Is not *a emplorm«Bt asencj. althoach It
ti»es Information rerardlntr labor condition*. i
It' presents. tba^opportnnltlea atut need* In all
fields of buslneaa^nd profe««tonal aettTity.
\u25a0 The commttta* •Is ' aopported .by popolar sub-
scription and . makes uo charge for any - terries
rendered. - -$#«4(M|Bia«MlpßaJaßsaai
\u25a0 Affiliated with the committee ir> x«o com-
merclal organizations of the state, •with * mem.
berahlp of, orer 30,000. .
Meetings are held semiannual)? la differeri*
parts of Calif ornia, where matters of »tat« ul. \u25a0
tarest ' ar« r discussed. \u25a0'^Stf'HittKtHKUfmmSEm
- H*«dqntrtsrs of the committee are naalntatn.-tl
In Baa Francisco In California building. Gate*
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