Newspaper Page Text
MIRRORED HERE m OIIUE OF CMHT HOTS OK K rim SLOPE condensed Resume es the Week’s Happenings Ceverteg Events of Interest torn Ifcartj Plaees-Wffl Mow Rapid Scanning Plan $50,000 Ice Plant SAN DIMAS, Dec. 7. —At a meeting of the board of directors of the San Dimas Orange Growers’ association, plans were adopted for the construc tion and equipment of a precooling and ice-making plant. Something over $50,- 000 will be spent in the plant. Cuts Alfalfa Rate to Southwest •SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7—The Santa Fe railroad has announced a cut from 65 to 45 cents per 100 pounds on alfalfa feed and meal from all Cali fornia points to Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, and a flat rate on twine and cordage from all California points to Phoenix and Prescott of 75 cents. State Deciduous Crop $18,000,000 SACRAMENTO, Dec. 7. —According to figures compiled by the Pioneer Fruit company, California’s deciduous fruit shipping business for 1915 will run about $18,000,000 gross, against $15,- 000,000 for last year. Twenty-two carloads of California grapes that just reached New York were sold for $40,341, an average of $1,883 per car. Walnuts Yield $1,512,500 'SANTA ANA, Dec. 7—J. F. Crose, secretary of the Santa Ana Valley Wal nut Growers association’, the world’s largest walnut shipping association, estimates the Santa Ana crop at 3,600 tons, and 5,500 for the entire Orange county. This makes the value of the county’s crop $1,512,500, based on a valuation of $275 per ton. The association has shipped 300 tons more than the Whittier district, its nearest competitor. Mediterranean Heard on Wireless SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 7.—T. B. Mil ler, a Seattle wireless man, announced that he has for the past several nights been able to hear distinctly Italian warships in the Mediterranean talking to one another. At the Interbay sta tion he heard the Etruria, a small pro tected cruiser, calling the battleship Carlo Alberto. Miller could not under stand the nature of the message, but made out the names of the ships with out trouble. Miller has no means of knowing just where the Etruria was stationed, but estimates she was at least 10,000 miles from Seattle. "r State School To Be Torn Down WHITTIER, Dec. 7. —Wreckers are preparing to raze the $130,000 adminis tration building of the Whittier State school. This big structure, the prin cipal edifice in the center of the group of buildings constituting the dormi tory, workrooms and classrooms of the reform school, was doomed to destruc tion when it was found the foundations were poor and there was danger of the walls collapsing. It is stated that the board of trus tees of the institution tried to devise a means of preserving the building, which was the initial structure built by the founders of the school in 1890. For two years they worked toward this end, but finally had to recommend to the state board of control that the costly structure be torn down. The building is of brick and stone, and has five stories. It is 204 feet long and 106 feet' deep. The cost of build ing, $130,242, does not include archi tects’ fees, so the figures do not con vey the entire amount expended in its construction. NAVAL HONORS FOR TWO KILLED IN HAITI Boston accorded naval honors to William Gompers of Brooklyn, N. Y„ a nephew of Samuel Gomjers, the president of the American Federation oi Labor, and Carson Whitehurst of Norfolk, Va., both members of the crew of the U. S. S. Washington who were killed July 29, when some Haitian rebels resisted the lending of the American sailors at Port-au-Prince. The picture shows sailors firing a volley over the flag-draped coffins on the piei at Charlestown navy yard, Boston. FAIR CLOSING DAY LEAVES ITS MARK SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6.—Morning dawned yesterday for San Francisco on a former exposition city. It was a strange site, the “former expo.” Where usually were stream ing banners, green-carpeted gardens and early morning activity and cleanly avenues, was the disheveled wake of 458,558 persons. Whole lanes had been effaced/ by the shuffling feet of thousands; trees were broken as if a cyclone had plowed its way along; pavements were torn up, disclosing railroad tracks, and in all the courts, avenues and gardens was paper—paper by the ton. The record is 18,875,945 persons who saw the Panama-Pacific exposition in the 288 days it was open. San Francisco outdid itself as well as St. Louis at the exposition on clos ing day. When the total attendance was finally tallied up it was found that 458,558 persons had been admitted to the grounds to see the great event out. BIG 1916 FAIR TO OPEN AT SAN DIEGO JANUARY FIRST PANAMA-CALIFORNIA “INTERNA TIONAL” ANNOUNCED Foreign Exhibits Valued at Several Millions To Be Transferred From San Francisco to San Diego to Remain Next Year SAN DIEGO, Dec. 7.—Official an nouncement that the Panama-Califor nia exposition, which opened here Jan. 1 of this year, will continue throughout 1916 as the Panama-Cali fornia International exposition was made by President G. A. Davidson of the present exposition, who has ac cepted the presidency of the new project. The 1916 exposition will be open Jan. 1, the day following the offi cial close of the 1915 fair. Thus there will be a continuity of operation, and for the first time in history a two-year exposition will be the result. Foreign exhibits valued at several million dollars, from the Panama-Pa cific International exposition at San Francisco, just closed, will be brought here, says President Davidson in the announcement. He has just returned from San Francisco, where he secured the official promise of participation from those in charge of the best for ' eign exhibits. Two of the largest, exhibits at the : northern exposition, the Canadian and ! the Italian, have been secured for | next year, and we anticipate that the French exhibit will also be installed. We hope to obtain the Philippine ex hibit, and the Philippine legislature has been asked for an appropriation i to cover the expense. Other exhibits, practically secured, are the Swiss, Spanish, Netherlands j and Russian. We are informed that ; displays will be made by the Hawaiian | and South Sea islands, New Zealand 1 and Australia. We are negotiating j for the Chinese exhibit. There will also be many commercial displays made by American manufacturers. States which are represented here now will continue their displays next year. It is expected that the buildings will be sufficient to house the exhibits, but j it may be necessary to build additional ' ones. The operating and guarantee fund : for 1916 has been raised in Los An ! geles, San Diego and other parts of , Southern California. There has been : a tentative agreement with transcon tinental railroads regarding rates.. With Europe closed to travel on ac count of the war, we expect the at tendance will be many times greater than that of the present exposition. From a recent consultation with traffic experts we believe that the 1916 travel to the Pacific coast will be unprece dented ,and in announcing plans for j the Panama-California International ; exposition we have met with much en couragement. HEATED SESSION FOR U. S. COHOESS IS PREDICTED SIXTY-FOURTH GATHERING OF NATION’S LEGISLATORS EXPECT ED TO PRODUCE NUMEROUS WARH DEBATES Defense, Revenue, Inheritance Tax, War, Merchant Marine, Business, Con servation, Finance, Immigration, Treaties, Economy, Railroads, Pro hibition, Suffrage and Child Labor Among Principle Measures WASHINGTON, Dec. 7—The more important subjects of legislation to be considered by the sixty-fourth session of congress, which convenes today, are the following: Defense —The administration army and navy program, representing the “middle ground” between the recom mendations of the army and navy ex perts and the anti-preparedness views of the pacifiicists, will be opposed by the Republicans, who will advocate general staff plans. Revenue —The administration pro posals to raise $112,000,000 additional revenue, required chiefly by national defense, by extending income and ex cise taxes, will be met by the Repub licans with demands for a revision of the tariff upward to produce $300,000,- 000 more income. Inheritance Tax Inheritance Tax —Consideration of the report' of the commission on in dustrial relations and of amendments offered to revenue bills will bring be fore congress the question of impos ing a graduated national inheritance tax, not only to raise revenue, but to redistribute swollen fortunes. War —The administration will pro pose amendments to the Sherman anti-trust and the neutrality laws, de signed to stamp out war plots and sim plify prosecutions for violations of neutrality, while various senators and representatives will urge an embargo on the export of munitions or an ex cise tax on arms and ammunition. Merchant Marine —The ship pur chase bill revived by the administra tion will be opposed by the Republi cans, who will offer alternative meas ures, proposing a general plan of up building an American merchant marine and providing national auxiliaries. Other Business Business —Congress will consider a multitude of bills, the chief of which propose Sherman anti-trust law amendments to permit combinations' in foreign trade and tariff law changes to prevent competition with cheap foreign products “dumped” on the American market. Finance The establishment of a rural credit system, providing for loans to farmers on easy terms, will be strongly urged, with administra tion backing, while from other quar ters will come proposals for import- ALL “SWEATED” ORANGES TO BE SEIZED BY U. S MONROVIA, Dec. 7. —An announce ment by Secretary of Agriculture Houston, which is of great importance to the orange-growing districts of Southern California, was telegraphed to the L. M. & C. O. Banks company, citrus brokers, by Congressman Curry, of California. The message said: “Secretary of agriculture told Mr. Barnes and me that government will not seize ripe oranges, regardless of the proportion of their citrus acid con tent, but the government will seize immature sweated or otherwise arti ficially colored oranges wherever and whenever found in interstate ship ment.” Much uneasiness has been felt by growers and shippers since the “8-1 test” was suspended, several weeks ago, as to just where the federal authorities would draw the line on early fruit shipments. Inspectors have been at al the packing houses in the Monrovia-Duarte district in the past week, closely examining all fruit sent east. Apparently, the government will let all oranges move now, unless there is indication of sweating having been indulged in. Oranges in this section have taken on good color and are far ther advanced than usual at this sea son of the year. Many are being rushed to eastern markets for the Christmas trade. S. F. FAIR TO MAKE $1,000,000 PROFIT, REPORT SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7.—The financial success of the Panama-Pacific International exposition is going to ex ceed either that of St. Louis or Chi cago, according to Controller Rodney S. Durkee. When the exposition has been wrecked and its affairs wound up, said Mr. Durkee in a statement issued today, it will have, barring contingencies, a final cash balance of $1,041,550. In addition to this, the exposition spent $1,086,000 in building the perma nent municipal auditorium and gave it the $50,000 pipe organ now in‘Festival hall. In comparison with this, St. Louis spent on ttye restoration of Forest park $364,687.65; on the Jefferson memorial, $476,565.05, and had left on hand $l4O, 687.11, a total of $981,939.81. Chicago paid a cash dividend of $1,048,985, and had in 1895 estimated assets of $285,000, which was probably dissipated in the succeeding twenty years of the exposition company’s life. $24,000,000 ZEPPELIN RAID INSURANCE FILED LONDON, Dec. 6. —Twenty-four mil lion dollars’ worth of insurance against Zeppelin raid damage to municipal buildings has been taken out by Lon don’s common council. Bridges (in cluding London bridge), schoolhouses, etc., also are insured. ant changes in the federal reserve act, involving principally the abolition of the advisory council of bankers and the controllership of the currency and provisions to extend American banking facilities abroad. Conservation Progressive legisla tion regulating the development of water power in navigable streams and prpviding for the lease of water power, mineral and other natural resources on public lands, will be fought by the water power trust and Rocky moun tain states seeking control of these national possessions. Philippines Bill Philippines—The administration bill providing autonomy for the Philippines will be opposed by the Republicans. Immigration—A bill restricting im migration will be favorably reported by the house and senate committees, and its advocates express confidence that, if vetoed, it will be repassed over the veto. Treaties —-The senate will consider the ratification of treaties under which the United States would acquire the Nicaraguan isthmian canal route for $3,000,000, pay Colombia $25,000,- 000 for the loss of Panama, and estab lish a protectorate over Haiti. Pork Barrel Problem Economy Various proposals to eliminate “pork barrel” legislation and establish a budget system of scientific and responsible appropriation of pub lic money will be considered by the house. Railroads —Regulation of railroad stock and bond issues by the inter state commerce commission again will be urged upon congress, but without the active support of the administra tion. Prohibition—The anti-liquor organ izations will attempt to force early consideration of the proposed consti tutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating beverages in the United States. Suffrage—The two national organ izations of equal suffragists will renew their fight, for the constitutional amendment enfranchising women. Children —Advocates of national leg islation prohibiting interstate com merce in the product of child labor will concentrate their campaign on the senate, which killed the house bill in the last congress. HEAVY U. S. MAILS SHOW PROSPERITY WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. —Enormous quantities of mail moving throughout the country, which the postoffice de partment attributes to the progress of the business revival, as well as the ap proaching holiday season, have caused special notices to be sent to all post masters. An official announcement says: “Owing to the great revival of busi ness the volume of mail has increased to such an extent as to embarrass the department seriously in supplying mail sacks. It is necessary that all surplus sacks and pouches be gathered at the depositories, with a view of meeting the extraordinarily heavy demand for empty mail bags that will be made by the service from now until after the holiday season. The emergency which confronts us requires that every sack must be put to work and kept moving until the close of the year.” FILM CAPITALIZATION IN STATE $30,000,000 SACRAMENTO, Dec. 7.—The total capitalization of foreign and domestic moving picture companies operating in California amounts to more than $30,000,000, according to the corpora tion tax department. These compa nies pay, a yearly corporation tax, aside from a franchise tax of $3,000. Practically all of the concerns oper ate in the southern part of the state, and four-fifths of the capitalization represents concerns incorporated in other states. Virginia leads with $lB,- 000,000. Concerns capitalized for $5,000,000 were incorporated in Cali fornia. BIGGEST FRUIT YEAR CALIFORNIA 1915 RECORD SACRAMENTO, Dec: 7.—California has just passed through the biggest fruit year of recent time, according to data just completed by the Pioneer Fruit company, showing the number of carloads of fruit shipped to points outside this state. During the year, 16,775 carloads of fruit were sent out. Grapes lead, with 9,560 cars. Pears were second, with 2,645 cars. Other fruits, with the num ber of carloads, follow: Cherries, 205; apricots, 392; peaches, 1,689; plums, 2,225; miscellaneous, 59. BRITISH LOSS 510,230 TO DATE, SAYS ASQUITH LONDON, Dec. 6. —Great Britain’s contribution to the war to date in terms of dead, wounded and missing men is 510,230. Answering a query from the house of commons, Premier Asuqith gave the following written es timates of losses: Western front, 379,958; near east, 106,610; other land zones, 11,502; on the sea, 12,160; total, 510,230. 3,700,000 GERMANS IN CASUALTY LISTS TO NOV. 22 f LONDON, Dec. 6. —Three million seven hundred thousand is the total number of casualties in the German armies during the war, up to and in cluding Nov. 22 last. That the killed, wounded and miss ing amount to this vast number is shown by the official reports of Ger man casualties, including No. 800, which has just been received in Lon don. Embraced in these lists are 10,306 pages. The newest list maintains a daily average of 9,000. JAPANESE BIRTHS ARE - 3 TO 1 IN CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO, Dec. 7.—Statistics compiled by the state board of health and made public show that according to population in California three Japa nese babies are born to every white child’s birth. During the fiscal year 2,874 Japanese babies were born in California. During the same period the births of white ohildren numbered 35,813. CALIFORNIA BEET SUGAR CROP FOR 1915 SHOWS INCREASE UNITED STATES PRODUCES ONE TENTH OF WORLD’S SUPPLY Industry Originatedi at Alvarado, Ala meda County—Records of Pro duction Reach Back as Far as 1888 SACRAMENTO, Dec. 7. “It is doubtful if the importance of the sugar beet industry in the continental United States and its growth within the last twenty-five years are gener ally realized. “In 1890 the annual production of beet sugar in the states, it is report ed, was but 5,000,000 pounds; in 1895 it had increased to 45,000,000, in 1900 to 163,000,000, in 1905 to 484,000,000, in 1910 to $1,020,000,000, in 1913 to 1,467,000,000 pounds. In 1914 there was a considerable falling off in the acreage sown to beets, as the result of the impending removal of the duty, and production was reduced about one-seventh. “The sugar beet industry in the United States originated in California at Alvarado, Alameda county, and it is of especial interest to Californians because of its origin and its import ance as one of the leading industries of the state. The records of produc tion go back to 1888, when for that year it is given as 1,910 tons of 2,000 pounds. “For 1914 it was 168,792 tons, and the estimates are for an increased production in 1915. Approximately a fourth of the beet sugar produced in the United States comes from Califor nia, the state ranking second only to Colorado in production. “Because of San Francisco’s close trade relations with the Hawaiian islands, where cane sugar is the prin cipal product, our interest in the suc cessful conduct of that industry there is nearly as direct as our interest in our own affairs. According to the de partment of commerce, the islands for the twelve months ending with June last exported to the United States, roundly, 1,281,000,006 pounds of sugar to the value of $52,950,000. “Including her islands, Hawaiian, Philippine and Porto Rico, the United States produces a little less than one tenth of the world’s supply of sugar, but she is the largest consumer, ab sorbing, roundly, one-fifth of the world’s production. She draws 56 per cent of this consumption from foreign countries, 21 per cent from her islands, and 23 per cent from her own fields. About two-thirds of the domestic prod uct is from beets, the remainder from cane.” War Loan $2,613,150,000 BERLIN, Dec. 6. —The amount sub scribed to the latest German war loan is $2,613,150,000, it has been an nounced. TAKEN FROM WARSAW BY RUSSIANS « m. Before the Kuasiahs abandoned Warsaw they gathered togecaor u,» tue metal they could And, including bells, boilers, lead piping ami lead roofing, and carried it with them, for metal suitable for the making of ammunition is becoming increasingly scarce in Europe. WHISTLING BURGLAR CAUGHT Bandit Who Went About His Work Quite Merrily Now in Jail. Redding, Cal. —John Hooper was ar rested at The Dalles, Ore., charged with being the “whistling burglar” who compelled Gordon Jacobs, mana ger of the Jones company store at Hornbrook, Cal., near here, to march TELEGRAPHIC NEWS IN PARAGRAPHS HMD FROM HUMS SECIKWS OF MJBUSHHES Dispatches Picturing Developments From the Out side World Stripped of Unnecessary Details and Presented in Brief Wheat for Italy WINNIPEG, Dec. 6. —Fifteen million bushels of wheat has been comman deered for shipment to Italy, accord ing to announcement here. Bahamas to Send More Troops KINGSTOND, Jamaica, Dec. 6. —The Bahama islands are about to send a second contingent of men to reinforce the British troops on some one of the battle fronts, the precise point not be ing yet known. China Declares Neutral Attitude PEKIN, Dec. 6. —Reports that China had received proposals In regard to joining the entente powers were de nied in a statement issued from the foreign office here. “China,” the statement said, “is resolved to remain neutral.” Austria Delays Answer WASHINGTON, Uec. 7. —Ambassa- dor Penfield, at Vienna, reported to the state department that Austria had asked further time in which to furnish a report on the torpedoing of the Ital ian liner Ancona, reuqested by the United States government. School Book Brings $240 NEW YORK, Dec. 7. —Abraham Lin coln’s book of examples in arithmetic, which he used as a schoolboy, about 1824, when he was fifteen years old, brought $240 at a sale of Lincolniana from the library of John C. Burton, of Milwaukee. Another book of examples in com pound interest sold for slls. Court papers filed by Lincoln, and in his handwriting, brought from SBS to sllO. A poster advertising a speech by Lincoln in favor of Harrison and Tyler at Alton, Ills., in 1840, sold for $2lO. ' Goethals Blames Experts in Report WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.—A letter stating that it was impossible to pre dict just wffien the Panama canal would be open to traffic wap, received by Secretary of War Garrison from General Goethals. “Owing to earth movement,” wrote Goethals, ‘there is no way of telling just when the canal will be opened again. The only thing to do is to just continue digging.” Goethals pointed out that the geo logical experts had “fallen down bad ly,” saying: “The places they picked out as safe have turned out to be the places where the worst slides have occurred.” Cent Is Sold for $55 NEW YORK, Dec. 7. —Henry Chap man bought a 1799 American cent for $55, and an 1804 cent for $34, at the sale of the coin collection of Henry E. Burton, of Milwaukee, in the Ander son galleries. These are the rarest of American cents. Thomas Bell paid s3l for a $2.50 piece of 1796, sll6 for an octagonal California SSO piece, and $27 for a S2O California piece. William Cowler gave slls for a shekel coined in Judea, 143-135 B. C. A Persian coin of the reign of Darius 1., 251-486 B. C., was sold to W. Ray mond for s2l. J. L. Clawson paid $22.50 for an Egyptian tetradrachm of the reign of Ptolemy 111., 247 B. C. An English five-guinea piece, 1687, was sold to the New York Coin and Stamp company for s3l, the same buy er getting for $27.50 a five-guinea piece, 1701, and for S2B a five-guinea piece, 1711. from his nom* ttie store, open the safe and pericit the robber to take with him cash md gold dust to the amount of S7OO. While taking Jacobs to the store and on his way out of town with the loot the robber whistled merrily and aroused no suspicion. The robbery was committed on June 23. Hooper, according to the police at The Dalles, was paroled from Folsom penitentiary lr » vr ir.