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Elaborate Plans for Shipping, Facto.
rlet and Canala From San Pedro
to Long Beach—- Of Vatt Com- .
merclal Importance
. Plans have been completed to convert
the large acreage lying along the coast
and below the Southern Pacific railroad
tracks west of Long Beach and Seaside
Park and extending to the Salt Lake
tracks as space for the greatest com
mercial and pleasure enterprise yet at
tempted in Southern California, a pro
ject of gigantic Importance, far-reach
ing in its effects on the commercial side
of Los Angeles and San Pedro harbor
and of especial benefit to Long Beach,
now a flourishing coast city of 12,000 in
habitants. >
The Dana Burks Syndicate
The Dana-Burks syndicate, an organ
ization that represents available capi
tal to the amount of J15.000.000 or $20,
000,000, headed by Dana Burks of
Ocean Park, Henry P. Barbour and
others, on Saturday purchased the
holdings jof ■ George E. Hart on the
ocean front of Long Beach, thus com
pleting the chain of a large amount of
acreage and ocean frontage acquired
by the Burks' syndicate during the past
three weeks. The main purchase cov
ers 700 acres of tide flats west of Long
I Beach, between the tracks of the Salt
Lake railway, the Southern Pacific rail
way, the present city of Long Beach
and the San Gabriel river, the east line
of the purchase of the ocean front be
ing 2000 feet west of the Long Beach
Extensive Dredging Plans
The property secured from Mr. Hart,
extending from Golden avenue to the
San Gabriel river, makes the ocean
frontage of the tract. The main tract
is penetrated by sloughs running into
the inner harbor of San Pedro. These
sloughs carry six to fourteen feet of
water and vary in width from seventy
five to 300 feet. It is planned to dredge
a deep water channel showing twenty
feet of water at low tide, through to
San Pedro bay, \ from the San Pedro
inner harbor to Long Beach. The chan
nel is planned to be 250 to 300 feet in
width. Another channel running north
and south is planned for the main water
frontage ' of Long Beach. It is well
known that frontage at San Pedro har
bor is a scarce commodity. The plan
means the development of four to six
miles of water frontage.
While the plan's ' are^ >et In embryo
it is understood that negotiations ara
pending with an engineer.' of national
repute on the Atlantic* coast, a man of
much experience in harbor work and
recently connected with the Panama
canal. This expert will work in sym
pathy with the United States engineer
ing department - in ' laying out a model
commercial city. - The tract will be laid
out In a careful and scientific manner,
certain sections being reserved for lum
ber yards, manufacturing sites and
warehouse sites. Every Jobber in Los
Angeles can have a warehouse directly
on the water front. This arrangement
will be very important in view of the
completion of the Panama canal and
the consequent moving of a largo
amount of freight by water from At
lantic coast seaports.
The syndicate is said to be a strong
one. While the names of the parties
nre not given It is known to be made
up of residents of New York, Salt Lake
City, Venice, Ocean Park and Loiig
Beach. It is also known that several
important railroad Interests are to take
an active part in the enterprise, and
that there is ample capital behind the
project. : ' ,
It Is understood that the first work
will be the dredging out of a few bars
in the various sloughs to permit the
passage through from San Pedro to
Long Beach proper, all small boats,
launches and light sailing crafts. This
is to be followed as soon as proper sur
veys can be made by greater deepen
ing of the sloughs for commercial use.
.' The Hart purchase furnishes the ma
terial, for a subsidiary profit. '•
Model "Coney Island"
D While it will be impossible to erect
structures for this season, the archi
tects and engineers are at work pre
paring designs for a model Coney
Island. Not the Coney Island of old,
with Its roughness and revelry, but a
model Coney Island with its Dream
land and Luna park. A purchase from
the Seaside Water company of 1000 feet
frontage adjoining the property and
running back 600 feet will be devoted
exclusively to amusement purposes.
'Announcement will be made of all
plans in the near future. A large lake
will be dredged 1200 to 1400 feet in
length and from 300 to 400 feet In width
and cemented for boating and still
water bathing. This lake will be con
nected with the main system of chan
nels running through to San Pedro
' The ; promoters say that while It 1b
not proposed to establish a Venice in
the modern acceptation of the term,
these channels, connecting as they do
with. the. Ban Pedro inner and outer
harbors, will 1 furnish miles of water
surface for cunoeing, yachting and
Boom. for Long Beach
The effect of this enterprise on Long
Beach can hardly be foretold. It will
£iak« It a great commercial port with
part; in,
Its present splendid start In the way
of population and may make It the
second city of Southern California,
Dana Burks and others Identified
with the undertaking are more than
enthuftlattlo over the great enterprise
and will devote all their energy to put'
ting all plans Into operation at the
earliest date possible.
Mr. Burks and Mr. Barbour left last
evening for San Francisco to consult
with government and other officials.
Many Residences in Course of Erec
tion—Agencies Sell Numerous Lots
for Immediate Improvement In
Long ' Beach is one ' of the growing
towns on the coast, a place of over
12,000 Inhabitants, where new homes
are constantly appearing to bear sub
stantial testimonial to the popularity
of the resort as a home city.
The large assembly hall on the
strand to the left of the pleasure pier
I* well under way. The contractor will
soon be ready to place the roof on
the structure. The day of dedication
Is not far distant.
The ground has been cleared on the
northeast corner of Pine avenue and
First street, opposite the postoffice, for
the Immediate erection of a handsome
four-story brick. The lower floor will
be used for banking purposes by the
National Bank of Long Beach and the
Columbia Savings bank, the upper
floors for offices and apartments. This
Improvement will be one of the most
Important enterprises of the summer.
Sales of Realty
Hedburn & Son report sales as fol
lows: Three lots In block 1 In the
Carlin tract, $1400; seven lots In block
2, $3SOO. The firm has also sold many
lots at Newport aggregating in value
several thousand dollars.
O. H. Blount reports these sales at
Long Beach: John Mcßride to C W.
Harden and John W. Hinman five lots
on East Seventh street, Alamltos, $1200;
W. E. Moore to E. T. Blount house and
lot at Alamltos, $1250; G. H. Blount to
B. S. Saunders lot in Knoll park, $350;
C. E. Fetterman to Arthur Higglns two
lots in Blount tract No. 2, $700; G. H.
Blount to W. E. Moore lot In Knoll
park, $350; G. H. Blount to B. S. Saun
ders three lots in Knoll park, $600.
Mayoralty Fight Not as Lively as
Usual — More Room on Bridges for
the Brooklynltes — Tenements to Be
'. Had Rsnt Free ■' : '.','■',
Special Correspondence of The Herald.
NEW YORK, July 29.— Greater New
York's mayoralty campaign will be
fought out this fall with the two leaders
of the Democratic forced not on speak
ing terms. The most that the friends
of Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tam
many hall, and the friends of Senator
McCarren, head, of the Brooklyn or
ganization, have been able to do has
been to establish a sort of armed truco
between the two men. All the pre
liminary negotiations of the campaign
are being conducted through third par
ties." '
Strange, conditions ■ have brought
about this situation. Four months ago
It looked as though Murphy and Mc-
Carren would be at one another's
throats before the holding of the city
conventldn, but the tact and diplomacy
of Mayor McClellan has averted this.
For more than a year there has been
the most bitter feud between the two
men, starting in personal differences a
year ago last winter.
One thing led to another in the fight
until Murphy was engaged In a bitter
warfare in McCaren's own territory
of Brooklyn to wrest the leadership
from the senator, who, however, was
amply able to hold his own in the
primaries and in all the details of the
party organization. This threatened
the re-election of McClellan, . although
It could have little effect on his re
nomination, as the Tammany delegates
from the old city of New York, now the
boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx,
are sufficiently numerous to control the
convention over the, Brooklyn delegates
and those from Queens and Richmond
boroughs as well, if need be.
It was at this stage of the proceed
ings that Mayor McClellan himself took
an Important stand in the political sit
uation. He recently summoned Sena
tor McCarren to the city hall and they
reached an agreement. By It the mayor
promised the Brooklyn leader, that in
the future he would permit none of the
city patronage to be used in opposition
to the McCarren leadership of Brooklyn
and would not permit the ousting of
any more McCarren men from city
places for political purposes. In re
turn the mayor secured from McCarren
the pledge that the McCarren men
would work earnestly for the renomln
atlon and re-election of McClellan, pro
vided that McCarren was permitted to
name the candidate for the controller
ship, second on the ticket.
'While all this Is going on the Repub
lican and anti-Tammany fusion cam
paign, if such a campaign Is to bo car
rled on, Is at a standstill. None of the
oldtlme anti-Tammany organisations
has Joined any movement as yet
against McClellan, while one of them
has switched over and la opsnly.for th«
re-election of the mayor. Thia Is. thJ
perman-Amerlcan Reform union.
From pit-sent Indications the mayoral
ty tight will be three oojneued^wHU a
What Do You Know
about the suburbs of Los Anflr*tes; since the admirable system of elec«
trio car service has been Inaugurated many of these are reached In 1«*»
time than lots within the city, aiendale is above all others in this ro-
spect and a most beautiful place In •which to live. ' '""
01-RNDALE BOULEVARD TRACT la a new subdivision In the
foothills, with beautiful views and climate. There In a boulevard 120
fe«t wide running through the center, where the car line Is situated. v
The «01l Is adapted for all small fruits, and the temperature allow*
strawberries and tomatoes to ripen early in the winter.
We have 60-foot lots for sals as low as $200 and acreage front H4OO an
acre; tome of the land la vacant, some In prunrn, apricots or-brangeg)
plenty of choice, with mountain water piped to the land.
Our agent Is on the ground. Take the Olendale car from Stkth it\& >
Main streets and ro to the end of the line; but If you will rail nt our
office we will furnish maps, particulars, and If you wish It,. free
C. A. Sumner & Co.
214*216 Trust Building Second and Spring
Smiles ONCE on every man. YOU are no less fortunate than
the other fellow. IF you would only return ' the compliment
■ It's Your Turn Now! Can You Smile?
Remember, your success depends upon knowing when
.to act; the TIME IS NOWI Do it before joi forget
If you want a Home or an investment there's no better place
for you to cast your lot than in one of Our Four Big Tracts
Just Beyond city limits on the Long Beach line at' Seal
Gardens and Graham Stations, 12 minutes ride. '
Location, Price, Terms, Everything— All Right
There are only a few lots left and they won't last
long. There must be a rcason-'-Fo rtunate?
Prices Now $135 and Up and Still Climbing
Hadn't You Better Get in Now?
One Dollar Down— One Dollar Per Week (on Each $100)
No Interest— No Taxes— lo to 15 Per Cent Off for AU Cash
cartesian Water piped to every lot in all our
tracts for both domestic and irrigating purposes.
Free Tickets at Our Of/ice
Conservative Realty Go.
Main 2013 613 H. W. Hellman Building Home 4816
straight Republican candidate In the
field for mayor and a Citizens' union
candidate running also, as against Ma
yor McClellan on the Tammany ticket.
,';_• .: • •
After years of talk. Investigation, de
lay, and then some more talk and more
investigation, the city at last is to
build a new and adequate terminal for
the Manhattan side of the old Brooklyn
It will cost $3,000,000 to build and the
work of construction will occupy two
years, but It will relieve the present dis
graceful and Intolerable congestion of
persons and traffic during the rush
hours of the day and will result in a
net saving of many lives during the
course of each year.
To the person who has never been
caught In the human tide that flows
over the big bridge twice a day, Man
hattanward in the morning* and Brook
lynward late in the afternoon, a de
scription can convey little of the real
horrors of the situation. And the word
"horrors" is used advisedly!
Over the comparatively narrow struc
ture, from four to six o'clock each
afternoon, more than 300,000 men, wo
men, children and human brutes pass
to Brooklyn homes.
Jamming the trolley and elevated
cars, packing the roadways, righting,
rioting and trampling under foot what
ever that Is weak and In the way, this
tide almost dally brushes men and wo
men and children, mostly of the two
latter classes, off the train landings
and occasionally to death under the
wheels. Policemen are powerless
against the tide, and the death list of
the "rush hour" during the course of a
year is appalling.
The new bridge terminal will occupy
several city blocks to the north of the
bridge, and will give plenty of room
for the loading of passengers into the
trolley and elevated trains, while an
enormous space will be made available
for switching purposes. This will en
able the trains and cars to handle
without congestion a much larger num
ber of persons within the "rush hour"
time than now Is possible, and is ex
pected to make living In Brooklyn at
least endurable, instead of being equlvl
lent to a sentence to Purgatory.
•• • "
More than ever before the tide ! of
summer outings has turned this year
from the seaside to the inland resorts.
Beginning five or six years ago the
number of prominent families prefer
ring the mountains or lake country to
the seaside has been increasing until
this year the records show there are
thirty per cent more persons than last
year spending their summer time by
fresh rather than salt water.
This fact for some time has been re
alized In a general way by those to
whom were known the locations of the
summer homes of the socially promin
ent, but the exact figures were not
shown until recently. when tha summer
edition of the Social Register was Is
sued. This shows that of the 9358 fam
ilies reporting their summer addresses
to the publication 4632 are spending the
summer inland, as compared with 2260
at the seaside resorts, „
Lenox, inland New Jersey, and the
Adlrondacks appear to have Jumped
rapidly Into favor from the large ln
creasei reported for all those sections.
••• ' , .
Owing to : the working of th« ; tene
ment house law. the novel situation hat
arisen whereby a city official is placed
in the .position of aiding and' abetting
tenants in the nonpayment of their
rents. . :^v?'-
Durlng the last two years a vast
number of tenement houses have been
erected In the newer sections of Brook
lyn borough and tenanted without the
legal preliminary of securing the proper
certificates from the tenement house
department These certificates will not
be Issued until all the requirements of
the department have been met. The
owners refuse. to live up to the tene
ment house law, knowing the penalties
imposed for their inaction are inade
quate. '',;.;,/■
Deputy Commissioner Brennan, how
ever, has advised tenants In houses
without certificates that they need not
pay their rents. He declares the land
lords | cannot dispossess them because
the landlords have no standing In
court and that judgments could not
stand against . the . tenants until the
landlords have secured proper certi
ficates from the department.
The prospect of free rent for a few
months has Increased the migration to
the East New York and Brownvllle
sections of Brooklyn borough.
'•• • ■
The customs officials In this port re
cently have noticed. a marked decrease
in the number of complaints from in
coming passengers regarding the cus
toms regulations. It is said that the
correspondence between the department
and passengers has been cut down one
half. This change largely is ascribed
to the practice, adopted a short time
ago, of sending to all Americans leav
ing this country a circular containing
brief but complete Information regard
ing the customs regulations and ex
actly what to do to conform to them.
Collector Stranahan originated the
idea of sending out such a circular, and
the secretary of the treasury approved
of it. An employe of the local customs
service is stationed at the barge office
and receives copies of all outgoing pas
senger lists. To every passenger on the
lists he malls circulars and requested
to distribute .them" among the pas
The circulars have had a good effect
in dispelling Ignorance, but the customs
authorities believe there is still room
for improvement.
•■ • •
Since the repeal of the Horton law a
few years ago the holding of prize fights
and boxing contests in Greater New-
York has' been an exceedingly difficult
matter. '■"■
( Some "Hell's Kitchen" sports man
aged - the thing In the most ' approved
style a few nights ago." They hired
an old, disused Lutheran church on the
south side of Forty-fourth street, near
Eighth avenue, stating to the agent
that they wanted It to hold an election
of officers for their "athletic club." The
agent, by the way, was Douglas Rob
inson, brother-in-law of President
Tickets were sold quietly for tS each
and a three-round knockout fight was
held, . with six other bouts following.
The police heard of tha affair the neft
Sold 'at ' the Court Home
Last week property belonging to the
Alexander estate was sold at the court
house at ' commissioner's sale by Com
missioner Lee , A. • McConnell. The lot
on the corner of Beacon ■ and Ninth
i street!, 96x160 feet, J with substantial
ii : piii^*i
>Sr - DON>T $/t
W Buy Promises \P
But Buy Where the Improvements Are All Completed
in West Hollywood
■ *■
Location Unequaled— Car Service Excellent
Only Three Days More at Opening Prices. 20 Per Cent
/Additional After Aug. 1. Large Villa Lots
Free Tickets and Mapa at our office. Open all dnjr Sunday to lame ticket*.
A Norton ® Hay 318W - ThirdSt - |
. <^y,
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On Beautiful JHamitos Bay
TODAY the most fascinating expression
of Nature's cunning handiwork that the
noiseless blending of a broad, deep river
and a vast, placid bay, kissing its silvery
banks to the ceaseless music of the
A YEAR will bring a grand transfor-
mation that will be the realization of the
artist's dream of Fairyland. Visit c^la- :
mitos today.
Robert Marsh & Go. Strong & Dickinson
303 H. W. Hellman Bldg. 135 South Broadway
Both Phones 2363 Both Phones 1273
REX GOSSIN, Tract Agent
frame dwelling,' appraised' at $15,000,
was Becured by -Harry Lowenthal for
$14,800. The ten' acres at East Holly
wood, on Bunset boulevard, near two
branches of the Los Angeles-Paclflo
railroad, was secured by T. Wlesen
danger for 99500. The property was ap
praised' at »5500.: An unimproved lot
at Santa Monica, lot 27 of Scott's addi
tion, fronting- on Ocean avenue, 160 feet
south of the Arcadia hotel, was bought
by R. A. Collins for Mrs. Tesserlck for
$3000. It was appraised at $2500.
Charles McKenzle & Co. report recent
sales of Loi Angeles real estate aggre
gating about J25,000 In value. The list
includes a 20-room apartment house at
108 North Hope street for 19000, bought
by 13. O. Gardner as an Investment,
§■■ Franclaeo Hotels
If you are going to upend a ween or
month in Ban Frunclaco the moat com
fortable way Is. to take an. apartment
all ready (or housekeeping. You will
find th» very belt accommodations al
the Luxor AptS., 857 Ootavta street, gun
Francltso. - ■ . /
Is your cigar just right TJ£ uut, try a
a* Vftlmoa, '
\f* '■ • w% 1 _ /¥% . 38th street and Compton .
Curtis r F s\ < rK Ifrirt Ave., 5450 1018.43x133 «.,
vm iij *at it a 1 a\*i , tree ' t » work aU ' done> , Nt ;
■ ' aucb bargains elsewhere.
' fs» ;''■■'/'•' ■ T) I. 55th and Figueroa ctreet, $400; lots •
v rl011f>1*fl«% rrIFN 49x135 feet; cement walk* S feet
**|>m****** IWUI wide, curbs, atreets graded, oiled. . >
'' ' k ■ i = Now Belling fast. Agent on Tract . ■
f\ . li» WH \m lV^. a West Sixteenth Bt.' and Rooaie-
ItOIT ri\rit ITdCt velt ' venue - Hi * h ' Bi e htl y.
****** **** v<l beautiful Southwest. A few
• ' ■ ■ ' '■' ' lots lett at $800. Corner $1000.
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221 Latighlln Building

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