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THE 310KXIXG OUEGOMAX, T11UK55DAV, ' AfGlW 7, iili.
TAX GRADED TO FIT
CHARGE FOR POWER
CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OP NEW YORK,
WHO STARTS CAMPAIGN WITH
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Federal Policy Will Be to En
courage Full Develop
ment of Sites.
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temiu frame value
TEN FREE YEARS ALLOWED
Contract With Spokane Company
for 112,000 Horsepower on.
Pcnd d'Orellle River Speci
fies Rates to Consumers.
ORKGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Aug-. 6. The water-power pol
icy of the Wilson Administration is
clearly defined in a contract entered
into by the Secretary of the Interior
and Secretary of Agriculture with the
International Power & Manufacturing
Company of Spokane, under which this
company obtains the right to develop
power on Clark Fork of the Pend
d'Oreille River, 90 miles from Spokane.
The site is cn public land, part of it a
forest reservation; hence the partici
pation of the two Secretaries.
The important feature of this con
tract is that the Government makes no
tax on the company during the first 10
years the contract is in force, allowing
it that time to establish its plant and
build up a market for its current. After
that time, the Government proposes to
levy a tax for the privilege of using
the power site, the tax by the Govern
ment to be proportionate to the charge
made by the company to its customers
and inversely in proportion to the ex
tent to which the power available is
utilized. That is to say, if the company
sells its power to consumers at a low
price, the Government tax will be small,
provided the company develops the full
Development at Premium.
If the charge made by the company is
high, the Government tax will be pro
portionately high, and will be still
higher if only a small part of the avail
able power is developed.
This site is capable of producing 112,
000 horsepower. Under the contract, if
the company sells its power to con
sumers at a maximum price of 6 cents
per kilowatt-hour, and if it develops
the full 112,000 horsepower, the Govern
ment tax will be $43 per horsepower
per annum; and if it sells at the max
imum price and develops only 40 per
cent or less of the power available, the
Government tax will be $281.25 per
horsepower per annum. On the other
hand, if the company sells at the min
imum of .2 cent per kilowatt hour, and
fully develops its site, the Government
tax will be only 5 cents per horsepower
per annum, but it will be 31 cents if
only 40 per cent of the available power
This leaves a wide range, but the
purpose of this form of contract is to
encourage the power company to do
two things develop the power site to
its maximum capacity, and sell to con
sumers at the lowest price commensur
ate with goo- business.
Tax May Vary Widely.
The minimum Government tax on this
particular company, after 10 years,
would be $34,7S0, and the maximum tax
could run up to $31,000,000, which, of
course, it will not do.
The minimum tax would be levied in
the case of full development and sale
to consumers at two-tenths of a cent
per kilowatt-hour: the maximum tax
would be levied in the case of only
slight development, and the charging
of the maximum price allotted by the
contract, 6 cents per kilowatt-hour.
With maximum development, but sell
ing the power at 1 cent per kilowatt
hour, the annual tax would be $140,000
a year, and at the 1-cent rate, and de
velopment of only 40 per cent, the tax
would be $874,720.
After 10 years the Secretaries of In
terior and Agriculture, by notifying the
company, may change the rate of com
pensation, but the rates may not be
raised or lowered beyond a point that
will deprive the company of a reason
able return on its investment. The con
tract further provides that the max
imum price at which electric energy de
veloped or transmitted from the power
project may be disposed of to con
sumers shall not exceed 6 cents per
kilowatt-hour and the maximum price
at which such energy in excess of 2000
Vilowatt-hours per annum with an
nverage annual delivery of more than
25 per cent of the connected installa
tion within the year may be disposed
of to consumers shall not exceed 2 cents
per kilowatt-hour. ,
BRADY RICH AS MORGAN
Traction Man's Estate May Be ia Ex
cess of $100,000,000.
NKW YORK. Aug. 6. Although the
provisions of the will of the late An
thony N. Brady have given no indica
tion of the size or the estate, unofficial
estimates are published here today
placing Brady's wealth practically on
a par with that of the late J. P. Mor
gan. A former adviser to Brady is
ouoted as placing his estate at $75,000,
000 as a minimum estimate and as add
ing that it might prove in excess of
Brady's investments lacked the tran
sient factor which made Morgan's
wealth so well known. It is said that he
had over $30,000,000 in tobacco alone.
His holdings of Brooklyn Rapid Tran
sit slock amounted to about $8,000 000
in round figures. In Tennessee and
Georgia power properties he is said to
have had investments worth $10,000 000
and during the last few years he 'had
put between $6,000,000 and $7,000,000
into Japanese lighting plants, especial
ly in Tokio.
OPERA SINGER DROWNED
lYlt Sturmfeld Loses Life, but Leo
Sleiak Is Saved.
TKGERNZE, Bavaria, Aug. 6
yacht in which Frita Sturmfeld and
l.eo Slexak. two well-known opera
sinsrerK. wr SulHnD. '. ,,. .
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today capsized and Sturmfeld was
fi8K ciung to the boat and
Sturmfeki wi & n-.Arr,K . . r ,
opera at Leipsic. He made a concert
w wnneo Males In 1911
ilezak is well known in the United
States, havinc Ktinv t , . ,., u,
Opera-House in New York and in con-
. vi is in various clues.
GLACIER ICE KILLS GUIDE
I. B. Stuart, of Baltimore. Has Narrow
Ebcapo on Mount Blanc.
COURMAY KURTltaly. Aug. . An
American. J. A. Stuart, of Baltimore,
lad a narrow escape from death yes
piduy while climbing Mount Blanc,
vth two Swiss guides. One of the
guides was killed.
A fall of ice from the glacier threw
he threw men, roped together, down a
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MITGHEL HAS FIGHT
New York Fusion Candidate
Not Loyally Supported.
SULZER IS MUCH PLEASED
Tammany, However, Admits Its
Prospect for Electing Mayor of
New York Is Blue Record
of Nominee Is . Good.
Continned From First Page.
if Whitman became Mayor he would
repair the Republican party. There
fore Bird took the stand, "If you name
Whitman, we will bolt, "and stuck to
it. He would argue with anyone on
the matter, but no argument would
make him retreat from his position.
Hearst Against McAnrny.
Hearst has been after McAneny's
scalp ever since the new subway con
tracts were signed. In his newspapers
Hearst explained just what should be
done in the subway matter. McAneny,
however, led the faction which did
exactly the opposite. In fact the only
man who stood with HeaTst was
Mitchel, then president of the Board
of Aldermen. Therefore Hearst decreed
that McAneny must be beaten, and the
Independence League came to life
again, and was as noisy as the little
Birds of the Progressive party. Hearst
yelled "bolt," Bird chirped "bolt," and
the other committeemen were afraid to
call their bluff.
Whitman's campaign was based on
the fact that he had put a crimp in
the Tammany and police systems.
Summed up his platform was: "Put an
end to graft." McAneny, on the other
hand, contended that by his vigilance
he had saved the taxpayers uncounted
sums of money. The police and graft
conditions were not regarded as im
portant by him. The problem, as he
looked at it, was to reduce the cost of
Had each man been permitted to
write & platform of not more than 12
words after his name on the ballot, as
is the custom In New Jersey and some
other states, he could have cut the
limit down to two words, for Whitman
would have written "municipal
honesty," and McAneny "municipal
economy." Mitchel did not stand for
any particular principle. He wanted
the office and made no bones of it.
Republicans Are Resentful.
As conditions stand at present, the
only danger that now confronts Mitchel
is that the Republieans will not in
dorse him. Leaders of the party and
thousands of the rank and file are dis
gusted 8t the selection. They do not
resent Whitman's defeat so much be
cause he is Whitman as because he
was defeated solely owing to the fact
that he is an enrolled Republican. They
regard it as unjust, and say un
pleasant things about Mr. Bird, who
adds to their anger by twittering over
The chances are, However, that the
Republicans will swallow their rage
and indorse Mitchel, believing that the
most important thing to do is to drive
Tammany out of power. So before elec
tion day Mitchel will probably have a
united army behind him, and unless all
signs fail, should defeat Tammany by
a big majority.
Tammany men are indignant at the
selection of Mitchel, saying President
Wilson should have prevented the Col
lector of the Port, one of his principal
local subordinates, from taking the
nomination. Secretly they fear that
the rank and tile of the party will be
lieve that Collector Mitchel has the Na
tional Administration behind him, and
that it will hurt them on election day.
Wilson's Stand Is Mystery.
Where the President stands in this
matter is a Question. Friends of
Mitchel privately assert that the Presl.
dent heartily approves the selection.
and sees in Mitchel's triumph a chance
to reorganize Tammany, On the other
hand it is whispered that President
Wilson does not approve, and fears that
a local ractlonal ngnt will hurt th
Tammany men admit that the outlook
is blue. Greater New York may have
a Democratic majority, but it is anti
Tammany, as has been shown at elec
tion after election. Furthermore. Tarn.
many is in a worse condition for
light now than it has ever been.
The police scandals have hurt: the
graft inquiries upstate have been dam.
aging, ana liovernor Sulzer, who in
spite of -what anyone may think of
him has a following, is on the war path.
Lastly, the candidate of the fusion
forces is a l"emocrat who has been
honored by the Democratic President
with a $12,000 a year Job, and is enough
of a Democrat to be entitled to the
ballots of Democrats.
Governor SuIzsk. it znlirht be said, i
delighted at the nomination of Mitchel.
He is ready to stump the city for him,
and is expected to win over many votes
on the East Side, where he has a great
Mitchel's political career is interest
ing. He is a nephew of the late Henry
Purroy, one time County Clerk, and
for years leader of the Bronx for- Tam
many Hall. Purroy became involved in
a fight with Richard Croker, and soon
was outside the breastworks. His
nephew, the present candidate, was
raised with a hatred of Tammany, al
though he always has been a Demo
crat in National and state matters. As
Commissioner of Accounts under Mayor
McClellan, Mitchel made a fine record,
and wis the fusion candidate for Presi.
dent of the Board of Aldermen. When
Mayor Gaynor was shot, Mitchel became
Acting Mayor, and started in to clean
lip Coney Island. Before he could com
plete the Job, Gaynor came rushing
back from the hospital, and the reforms
planned by Mitchel were halted.
Mitchel won high praise from Wil
liam Randolph Hearst by his conduct'
during the subway battle. The matter
is so involved that hardly anyone
knows whether Mitchel was on the side
of right or not. Anyway Hearst says
he was right, and McAneny, Prender-
gast and other patriots wrong; so there
Desertion Will Be Charged.
In the debate prior to Mitchel's nomi
nation, Joseph H. Price, chairman of
the executive committee, and one of
the McAneny leaders, said:
"Mr. Mitchel deserted his work in
the board of estimate with half a year
still to serve. tie naa on nis hands
two of the largest undertakings con
fronting the city the West Side water
improvement plan, and the South
Brooklyn dock improvement. He went
out leaving these jobs unfinished. It
may be he did not want to Jnnlsh the
West Side improvement plans. I am
not in a position to say what was in
his mind on that subject."
This statement will be one of the
arguments raised against Mitchel
during the campaign. He has pledged
himself to remain the full four years if
elected Mayor, but the assertion will
be made that he threw aside one job
to take another, and that he may leave
the Mayoralty to become Governor next
year if things look right.
It is three months to election, but
the advance signs are that the cam
paign will be one of bi'tterness and that
a considerable part of it will be in the
fusion ranks and directed against the
man they have pledged themselves to
RAY LOSES M APPEAL
COL KT REFTSES TO REQUIRE
Personal Witness, Says Decision,
Must Be Decided by Those Re
sponsible for Results.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. Major
Beecher B. Ray's application for an in
junction fo prevent Secretary Garri
son from promoting another officer in
the Army pay corps over his head was
denied here today by the District Su
preme Court. Although Ray is in line
of seniority, the War Department, in
view of iiscjfsures before a Congres
sional .committee, asked Attorney-General
McReynolda if the President might
nominate another man. Mr. McRey
nolds held that the President oould.
Ray appealed to the court.
In its decision the court held in part:
"The court recognizes that someone
must have some discretion in the se
lection of officers to be promoted or
appointed to higher grade and that it
would be difficult to pass a law that
would operate auatomatically without
such discretion. The personal equa
tion is one that must be considered and
personal fitness for an office should be
determined by those who are responsi
ble for the proper execution of the du
ties of such office.
"The question seems to be one for an
executive or administration officer
rather than one for the court."
ARKANSAS GOVERNOR . IN
Fourth Man to Take Oath Since Jan
uary 13 Now in Office.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 6. George
Wr. Hayes, of Canada, took the oath of
office today as Governor of Arkansas,
succeeding Senator J. M. Futrell, who
has been Acting Governor for several
Judge Hayes is the fourth man to
take the oath since Januarv la. iia
On tnat date George W. Donaghy's term
expired: he was succeeded by Repre
sentative Robinson, who a few weeks
later resigned to qualify as United
States Senator. Senator O." K. Oldham
president of the Senate, then qualified
but the title of the office was sought
a lew days later by senator Futrell
president pro tem of the Senate, and
he won in court
Judge Hayes was elected July 23 at
Turks Take Aggressive.
SOFIA, Aug. 7. It is reported that
the Turks are starting an aggressive
movement against the Bulgarian col
umn at Gumurjina, about seven miles
southis'ect of Adrianople.
WIFE SUES EDITOR
Husband Seeking Reconcilia
tion Served With Papers.
ACCOUNTING IS DEMANDED
Money She Inherited Declared J.O
IIa-e Been Surrendered In Part
Before Wedding In Michi
gan 15 Years Ago.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6. (Special.)
Sustained by the thought that when
he arrived in San Francisco last Thurs.
day night he had taken the first step
that would lead to a reconciliation with
his wife, Mrs. Carrie Ethelyn Metcalf,
who has been here since January last
making her home with friends. James
A. Metcalf, Montana editor, received a
shock when he stepped from Tiis room
at a hotel this morning.
While his eyes were scarcely opened
he was served with a complaint, filed
in the Superior Court by Mrs. Metcalf,
wherein she seeks an accounting from
him of money she entrusted to his care
before and after their marriage in
Michigan. 15 years ago.
There may be a reconciliation, coun
sel for the wife admit, but it will not
be until after the property rights of
both have been determned in court or
arranged by conference.
Service having been made on the hus
band here, he will be compelled to re
main in San Francisco to defend the
action. The only other course open is
to effect a settlement with Mrs. Met
calf and then, perhaps take her back
Had Metcalf been eontent to live
apart from his wife she would not have
been able to sue here or elsewhere
other than the residence of her spouse,
Glendive, Mont. In November. 1897, the
wife alleges, she was a single woman,
19 years old. In that month she and
Metcalf became engaged, but were not
married, until November, 1898. At the
time of the engagement, Mrs. Metcalf
says, she was possessed of an inherited
fortune from her parents in Ohio. A
part of thiB, in cash, she says she turned
over to Metcalf before their wedding
day, and she says she gave him more
than 10,000 before 1905.
TWO MINISTERS NAMED
PRESTOX M'GOODWIX AND W. J.
PRICE ARE CHOSEN. '
Otis A. Glasebrook, Thomas H.
Burch and Brand Whltlock Also
Suggested for European Posts.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 6. The Presi
dent sent today to the Senate the nom
ination of Preston McGoodwin, of Ok
lahoma, for Minister to Venezuela. Mc
Goodwin is managing editor of the
Oklahoma City Oklahoman. He was
indorsed by the entire state delegation
William J. Price, of Danville, Ky.,
has been selected by President Wilson
for Minister to Panama, Mr. Price
was introduced to the President today
by Senator James.
Senators Hughes and MartineCon
gressman Tuttle and a delegation from
Elizabeth, N. J., asked the President to
appoint Otis A. Glasebrook. of that city,
to a foreign post, preferably Belgium
or Sweden. Colonel Thomas H. Burch,
of New Jersey, also is mentioned for
one of those two places.
The name of Brand Whitlock, of To
ledo, O., was brought forward promi
nently today as a likely appointee to a
RELIEF VESSEL IS SUNK
Xo Trace Found of Schroeder-Stranz
in Xortheast Land.
CHRISTIANIA, Norway. Aug. 6. A
further mishap in connection with the
Schroeder-Stranz Arctic expedition was
reported in a telegram today telling of
the sinking of the relief ship Loevtn
skiold. The relief expedition reached land
safely in the ship's small boats. They
have thus far found no traces of the
Captain Staxrud, the, Norwegian
trader of a second relief expedition,
also reported he had found no trace of
Schroeder-Stranz in Northeast Land.
Lieutenant Schroeder-Strafts, with
three companions, left the other mem
bers of his party last year to make a
practice- trip with seldges across
Northeast Land and they have not been
heard of since. The object of the ex
pedition was to try to discover a
northeast passage. None of the 11
Germans and five Norwegians compos
ing the party had had any Arctic experience.
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NEIGHBOR IS SHOT
South Bend Man Surrenders
Self to Police.
DEAD MAN THOUGHT DOG
Mysterious Shooting; Affair Occur3
at 9 o'clock at Xight When Ed
Jennings Fires Into Thicket
Close to His Home.
SOUTH BEND, Wash.. Aug. 6. (Spe
cial.) A mysterious shooting affair oc
curred last night a,t 9 o'clock Just at
the edge of town, which resulted in the
killing of G. D. Jones, an old resident
of the city, by Edward D. Jennings,
According- to the statement of th
accused, it is alleged that he was in
the rear of his home in the outskirts
of town engaged in cutting wood for
nis household. He thought he saw and
heard what appeared to him to be an
animal of some kind prowling in the
thicket close to his home and, after
listening for some minutes, went on
cutting wood and then returned ti
the house with an armful. He suspected
it was either a bear or a neighbor's
dog, and took the precaution of arm
ing himself on his return to the wood
pile. Being then firmly convinced that it
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was either a bear or a dog, he aimed
his rifle in the direction from which
the sound came and, as the result
proved, with deadly effect. The enota
followed each other in quick succes
sion. "I am shot! I am shot," came an ex
clamation from the thicket.
Police were called and the man who
committed . the deed voluntarily gave
himself up. He was taken to the city
jail at first, but was subsequently
transferred to the county jail for sale
keeping. Jennings has lived in this city about
two years and has been engaged in do
ing concrete work for several months
past on the city streets. He is by occu
pation a carpenter.
Mr. Jones has been a resident .in
South Bend for nearly a quarter of a
century, having come here, it is said,
from Astoria. He had been operating
a small ranch and has been support
ing himself and his family in raising
hogs, chickens and small fruit. His
relatives by marriage are among the
oldesf settlers in South Bend and he
leaves a. family of ten children, some
of whom are now of adult age.
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