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The Possibilities of the Modern Victor Are
Far Beyond the Comprehension of the Many
Who Have Never Heard or Stopped to Listen
There is nothing, no matter what the price, even into the thou
sands, that can give you the same degree of pleasure—
will satisfy both mind and ear.
Victor Victrolas at $300 and $200 each— very finest
product of the Victor company. No horn visible. The sound
box and every working part of the Victor concealed. Those
looking for the best can find it in the Victrola.
Many of our patrons have more than $1000 invested in a
Victrola, or a $100 style Victor with cabinet and records of
BSchumann-Heink and many others.
Plancon Dalmores v
Abbot Harry Lauder
Macdonough ! and many others.
You can readily understand how such an
Investment can be made. The selections
recorded cover every possible kind of en
Many teachers use Victors to give object
lessons to their demonstrating the
very perfection of rendition.
Where can you duplicate the wonderful
results for anywhere near the Investment?
The artists themselves could not be gath
ered together for fifty times a thousand dol
lars, and no better results can be obtained.
Victor Recital Today
This afternoon at 3 o'clock we give our
usual weekly Victor recital. Come and hear
some of the latest records— including Grand
Victor* ■ Opera. Orchestra and Band selections by the
world's greatest artists. , 7 ,
fj;_ # __/_ Come and hear the fimous humorists in
UlCirOia tnclr la t e st hits. Take elevator to sth floor.
$300 and $200 Cecilian Recital Tomorrow
Geo. J. Birkel Co.
Sli'lmniy, Cecilian and Victor Dealers.
345*347 South Spring Street
Strangers are Invited to visit the exhibits
of California products at the. Chamber of
Commerce tullding. on Broadway, betwin
First and Second street*, where free Infor
mation will be given on all aubjecta pertain.
Ins to thla af .tion. /
The Herald will pay 111) In cash to any
one furnishing evidence that will lead to
the arrest and convlotlon ,of any peraon
caught stealing copies of The Herald from
(he premise* of our patron*.
Woman Still Sleeping
Mrs. Beulah Hawkins is sleeping still
at the county hospital, having been
asleep at that institution seventy-eight
Arraigned In Court
Edward Hogan waft arraigned in
Police Justice Frederlckson's court yes
terday on a charge of cruelty to ani
mals. His trial was set for April 24.
, Gustav Ponil, the driver, of a
brewery wagon, was treated at the re
ceiving hospital last night for a slight
concussion of the brain. Ponil was
thrown from his wagon on East First
street by being struck by a Watts
local car of the Pacific Electric line.
Lumber Falls on Man V
Suffering from numerous bruises
about the head and a deep cut above
the left eye, J. R. Ward, Jiving at Sev
enteenth street and Central avenue,
was taken to, the receiving hospital
yesterday morning, where, the surgeons
treated his Injuries. After his wounds
Fleet! Warships! Venice!
April 19th to 25th
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Santa Monica Bay Day, Friday, April 24th
GRAND CELEBRATION AND ENTERTAINMENT. GORGEOUS ILLUMINATION OF SHIPS AND
SHORE. MAGNIFICENT DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS. DON'T MISS THE GREATEST SIGHT OF ALL,
THE FORMATION OF ENTIRE FLEET IN SANTA MONICA BAY SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL
25, for MANEUVERING and FIRING OF 100 GUNS as PARTING SALUTE.
Car Fare, 50c Round Trip Boat Fare, 25c Round Trip
• Cars from BOTH stations," Fourth and Hill streets. .' ■ v
LOS ANGELES-PACIFIC RAILROAD
'were bandaged he was taken home.
Ward says he was wallkng through
the yards of the National Lumber com
pany at Twentieth and Alameda streets
when a pile of boards fell on him.
Theater Manager Arraigned.
H. E. Carsey, manager of the Metro
politan theater, who was arrested on a
charge of violating the child labor or
dinance by employing a 15-year-old
chorus girl at his theater, was ar
raigned in police court yesterday and
will again appear to plead on April 24.
Bankrupt Files Papers
Petition in bankruptcy was filed by
counsel for Edward G. Kastner at the
federal district court yesterday. The
petitioner Is a railroad brakeman by
calling and lives at Kern, Kern county,
Cal. His debts amount to $572 and his
assets to $37 —the latter he claims are
all exempt, being tho value of his
wearing apparel and watch. -
Decision Under Consideration
United States Commissioner William
Van Dyke still has the Oregon land
fraud cases under conslderatoln and
does not intimate at what time he
thinks he will render his verdict on this
matter, which concerns the possible re
moval of Los Angeles Bankers Kenny
and GUlelen to Oregon for trial on the
charge of being implicated in ■ land
Breeders to Meet
The paper to be read and discussed
«.t the regular monthly meeting of the
Poultry Breeders' association of South
ern California tonight will be on v tho
subject "Care and Feeding of Little
Chickens," prepared by J. Madison
Wright of Los Angeles, a prominent
breeder. The meeting will be held at
7:30 o'clock in tho chamber of com
LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1008.
GIRL TESTIFIES IN HER OWN
BLAMES COLLEGE. INSTRUCTOR
Young Woman's Testimony Attracts
Much Attention, and Court Room
Is Thronged by Interested
Ruby Casselman, the young woman
charged with forgery, was a witness
In her own behalf yesterday afternoon,
and had not concluded her testimony
when court adjourned for the day.
Miss Casselman's attorney took up
one by one the checks his client is
charged with forging, and of each she
denied knowledge. '.''. *_"'-"
Although Miss Casselman is on trial
on the specific charge of attempting to
pass a worthless check on the First
National bank on Decembmer 31, on
which day she Was.arrested, the ques
tions yesterday for Hie most part were
directed to the check payable to
Katherlne Ward and purporting to be
signed by M. A. Ward, which was
cashed at the American National bank
on December. 11. ...
The defendant testified that she had
been In a telegraph school at the time
this check is said to have been passed,
and a number of witnesses gave testi
mony which seemed to uphold her
Scrip in her possession on that day,
she said, had been given to her by her
foster father, M. A. Martin, and she
in turn gave it to a number of the
students, who, after changing the pa
per then in use into currency, returned
It to her. She said she gave this money
to Miss Mabel Wilson, who was about
to leave.the city.
The young woman also said she wore
a white waist on that day, the first
time she had- used a waist of that
color for some weeks. The person who
passed, the check is said to have worn
a black waist and carried a music roll,
and Miss Casselman says she does not
own a music roll.
. When she was questioned concerning
the Llllfe B. Sharpe check purporting
to be signed by F. W. Blanchard, Miss
Casselman said the check had been
given to her by the proprietor of the
telegraph school, J. W. Belding. In
criminating papers alleged to have
been found In her purse she said were
not there on the morning of Decern*
ber 31. Her purse, she said, was gen
erally placed In an upper drawer of
Beldlng's desk at the suggestion of
Belding« himself, who, she said, told
her It would be safe there.
"Belding called me to his desk about
3 o'clock that day,", said Miss Cassel
man, "and asked me to mall some cat
alogues for him. Then he said he had
a check to be cashed and wanted me
to go to the bank, but I protested, as
I was afraid I would again get Into
trouble. I finally consented, however,
and he placed the folded check In my
purse and told me it would not be
necessary to Indorse It. I went to the
bank and my arrest followed."
, Denies Making Statement
Miss Casselman declared President
Elliot of the bank was mistaken when
he said she admitted having made the
check. She also said any admissions
she may have made to the police were
for the purpose of keeping them from
worrying her, as she was on the point
of breaking down under her trouble.
Miss Casselman, speaking of the nu
merous other checks so far introduced
In the evidence, said she saw them for
the first time either in the district at
torney's office or at the trial. She de
nied all knowledge of incriminating
papers sa(fl to have been found In her
purse and indicated by her statement
that they were placed there in order to
Involve her in crime. The young
woman said she was paid a salary of
$10 a week by Belding, thus apparently
accounting for money spent by her in
amusements and for necessaries.
A mysterious letter was also brought
Into the case yesterday, but its con
tents were not read to the Jury.* This
letter was received by John D. North,
deputy district attorney, In February,
and Is signed "Ruby Casselman's
Double." In It the writer claims to be
tho person who wrote the checks the
defendant is accused of passing, but
the district attorney places little
weight on the document, saying It Is
but one of many of similar purport
received by him. Miss Casselman's at
torney, however, says he will make an
effort to have the letter placed In evi
dence, believing it to be written by a
person whose conscience Is causing re
The rollbook used at the telegraph
school is expected to be shown in court
today, and the young woman's attor
ney contends his client was marked
absent on the forenoon of December
11, the date on which the Ward check
was passed. This, he will claim, was
part of a plan formed the day pre
vious In order that the book might
show, in the event that it would be
brought Into court as evidence, that
Miss Casselman was not at school In
the forenoon, thus more strongly con
necting her with tiny criminal act
should one be discovered. Here again,
It Is said, the white waist will figure,
for Miss Casselman's attorney will say
there was another woman In the plot
against his client, and that, knowing
his client's habit of wearing black,
this woman wore black on that day.
The trial will be resumed at 10
"BUMBOAT MAN" CAUSES
Deal About Ice Cream Results In Well
Known Character Sustaining a
Slashed Coat —Suspected
Man Is Out on Ball
G. W. Thompson, the "bumboat man,'
who has traveled font the north Atlan
tic ocean with the great fleet of war
vessels, yesterday appeared In Justice
Summerfleld's court, wearing a look of
reproach and a slashed and ripped coat.
W. H. Johnson, a 'collector for Chris
topher's ice cream factory, was also In
the little court room, charged with do
ing the cutting.
Thompson says he ordered forty gal
lons of Ice cream sent to Long Beach,
but when the material reached there he
discovered it was seven gallons short.
He told his troubles to the collector
when that individual presented the bill,
and says Thompson drew a small pen
knife and began slashing without any
regard to the injury done the clothing
of his opponent. Johnson also says he
received a severe flesh wound.
Johnson was released on $3000 bail
and will be arraigned later. He says
the "bumboat man" placed his hand on
a hip pocket in a manner calculated to
arouse his suspicions that he was about
to be attacked with a deadly weapon.
FORMER BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
SENT TO INSANE ASYLUM
Compton Resident Known as "Queen
of the Kleptomaniacs" Arrested
and Placed Under Care of
Managers at Patton
Mary Jane Gates, aged 75 years, at
one time known as the "queen of the
kleptomaniacs," was yesterday com
mitted to the insane asylum after an
examination by the lunacy commission
In the superior court.
The woman has been living at Comp
ton, and was arrested two weeks ago
following a violent outbreak. Yester
day's commitment was the second In
the last few years.
Mrs. Gates was, many years ago, well
known to the police through her work
In pilfering and shoplifting. She was at
that time a beautiful woman and her
thefts were looked upon as the result
of a peculiar condition of mind.
Case Is Reset
The retrial of Constantinl Borsel,
charged with murdering his wife sev
eral years ago, was yesterday rt-set for
June 8 by Judge Smith of the superior
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Fireworks at Redondo Beach Plrday
night, also all night ball at the pa
vilion. Hourly service all night on the
L. A. & R. railway.
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WILL BE RENEWED
FLEET WEEK CAUSES SHORT
Cheaply Sold Franchise of San Pedro-
South Park Line May Become
. Political Issue If Peti
Renewed efforts are being made to
Invoke the referendum In the case of
the Los Angeles Railway company's
cheaply bought franchise for the San
Pedro-South Park line.
Fifteen thousand names are needed to
insure success, in which event the city
will resell the franchise to a higher
bidder. The company paid only $500
for the franchise.
It is believed that the city may reap
at least $10,000 to $25,000 for the fran
chise, as it forms a link In a direct line
to the Wilmington-San Pedro harbor.
Because of fleet week there has been
an Interruption in the circulation of
petitions, but it will be resumed today,
It Is stated.
TAKES STAND FOR
Protests Against Representative
Smith's Opposition to Extension of
Sierra Forest Reserve Desired
by Los Angeles
On account of the opposition of Con
gressman Smith to the extension of the
Sierra forest reserve to Include the
Los Angeles aqueduct and the Owens
river to Its head waters, the Los An
geles chamber of commerce announced
yesterday that It had sen', the following
telegrams to President Roosevelt on
Apr I 17:
"To the President, White House,
"We understand that Representative
Smith of California Is about to file with
you a protest against the extension of
the Sierra Forest Reserve, which Is de
sired by the city of Los Angeles, and
which is recommended by the secretary
of the interior. Smith's personal attack
on the interests of Los Angeles we be
lieve to be Identical in motive with the
former opposition of himself and the
pj..er companies to the grant by con
gress of rights of way for the Los
Angeles aqueduct, which opposition
was overcome only through your per
sonal intervention. We also believe the
proposed extension urgently necessary
for the carrying out of such an aque
duct project and for protecting the
source of water supply against pollu
"Preliminary work on the aqueduct
is now completed. Seven hundred men
are at work already and the force Is
rapidly being Increased. Over $1,000,000
of bonds bearing 4 per cent Interest
have been taken within the last four
months by California purchasers In aid
of this project.
"The city board of public works is
preparing and will forward Immediately
a written statement for submission to
"LOS ANGELES CHAMBER OF COM
• "GEO. H. STEWART, President."
ARGUMENTS TO BEGIN
IN DENNET CHILDS CASE
When department five of the superior
court adjourned yesterday all the evi
dence had been presented by both sides
In the second trial of Dennet Chllds,
charged with Illegal registration at
Ocean Park in August last. Argu
ments will begin this morning.
The case against Gus Lueder, charged
with a similar offense, was yesterday
dismissed by Judge Conrey on motion
of the district attorney's office, the evi
dence being Insufficient to convict.
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Steam Trains to San Pedro and Long Beach
Southern Paclflo will run trains from Ar
cade station, Los Angeles to San Pedro, as
April 21, 22, 28 —7:30 a. m., 9:05 a. in.,
9:30 a. m. (except the ,23d), 11:30 a. m.,
12:80 p. m., 1:80 p. m., 3:30 p. m., 4:30 p.
m., 8:30 p. »>■. 7:80 p. m., 8:80 p. m., 9:80
To LONG BEACH —8:30 a, m., 9:30 a. m.
(Thursday only), 10:30 a. m., 2:30 p. m.,
4 p. m, 5:30 p. m.
From San Pedro, April 21. 22, 23 —9 a. m.,
10:10 a. m. (via Long Beach), 11 a. m. (ex
cept Thursday), 1 p. m., 2 p. m., 3 p. m., &
p. m., « p. m., 8:10 p. ra., S p. m., » p. m.,
10 p. m.. 11 P. ra-
From Long Beach —10 a. m., 11 a. ra„
11:69 a. m., 4 p. ra., 5:05 p. m. (via San
Pedro), 7 p. m.
Bound trip 60 cents. Purchase tickets In
advance at 600 South Spring street or Ar
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Will run a page every Sunday in colors.
For exclusive advertising. Only one busi
ness of a kind will appear on this page.
This 1* a rare opportunity. Call for us to
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COOK MUST SERVE LIFE
TERM AT SAN QUENTIN
Motion for a new trial for Fred D.
Cook, found guilty a few days ago of
killing his wife in August last, was yes
terday overruled by Judge B. N. Smith,
and Cook was sentenced to San Quen
tin penitentiary for life.
Cook exhibited the same calm de
meanor at the time of his sentence as
he had shown throughout the trial, and
when asked by the court If he had
anything to say replied simply, "No,
sir." It is probable the convicted man
will be taken north today.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT FORCE
VISITS THOMAS' FLAGSHIP
Inspectors and Others Explore the
Points of Interest Aboard the
Connecticut in San Pedro
Health department attaches were
guests yesterday of the officers of the
Fruit Inspector R. F. Drummond has I
relatives aboard ship, and the outing
was arranged through them, the in
spectors and others of the department
making the trip in company with their
wives, daughters and sisters.
The rain and wind made the journey
exciting, but did not dampen the en
thusiasm of the visitors, who spent sev
eral hours In exploring the pride of the
navy and viewing the big fighting ma
Those In the party Included these
health office men: R. F. Drummond,
Dr. M. C. BanlJi, Jesse R. Caldwell,
Geo. Furtsch, R. A. Brown, L. L. Cohn,
John Crowley, T. F. Donahue, Nic Har
ris, George W. Hood, E. W. Hotchkiss,
Fred T. Hughes, E. V. Hill, George W.
Hooser, Chas. F. Lewis, W. H. McGill,
D. D. Morton, Arthur Potts, J. J.
O'Brien, George L. Pierce, John F. Nel
son, J. A. Trayner.
Secretary Hugh M. Love, Mortuary
Clerk Henry Sief, and Nurses Miss E.
M. Thornton and Miss E. V. Hill, re
mained on duty all day at the health
MEDICAL STUDENTS SEE
HOSPITAL SHIP RELIEF
Escorted by Health Officer Powers,
a Score of Future Practitioners
Visit the Floating Mercy
Dr. L. M. Powers, health officer, es
corted a" class of medical students
aboard the fleet's hospital ship Relief
in San Pedro harbor yesterday. ,
There were over a score in the party,
I who were conveyed to the big floating
hospital by the ship's launches.
All of the departments were carefully
Inspected, and the modern appliances
The sick, operating, laboratory, clin
ical and other rooms were Inspected, as
well as the diet, kitchen, sterilizing,
nurses' quarters and other sections,
such as a hospital on land possesses.
The visit consumed several hours and
was a treat for those whose work may
some day be along the same lines.
MORE OPPORTUNITIES OPEN
FCR MUNICIPAL PLACES
Civil Service Commission Will Hold
Examinations for Chauffeur, Engi
neer, Tapper and Blacksmith
The civil service commission will on
Saturday hold an examination for a
number of positions in which vacancies
exist or for which the eligible list is
One of the positions for which there
will be contests is that of chauffeur for
the water department. This involves
the duty of piloting municipal buzz
wagons up the Owens valley, and is
considered a desirable position.
The positions for which tests will be
held are assistant steam engineer and
tapper for water department, black
smith for Are department and chauffeur
for aqueduct department.
JURY'S VERDICT IN
FAVOR OF MRS. ABBOTT
A jury In Judge Bordwell's court
yesterday returned a verdict In favor
of the defendant In the suit of Mrs.
Anna Abbott against Edward B.
Mater,. who sought to recover $50,000
on account of the death of her hus
band, W. E. Abbott. Abbott was
killed by being struck by Maier's au
tomobile on Sixth street between
Flgueroa and South Flower. In Febru
ary, •■ ,-. ■■ ■
AN ATTRACTIVE LITTLE COl-T FOR
Every little maid needs a light
weight spring coat which she can slip
on over her dainty frocks and which
Is not too elaborate for practical use.
Such a coat Is the one illustrated
simple enough for home making and
yet stylish and attractive. The high
turndown collar is one of the most
satisfactory ways; of finishing the neck
of a small coat, as It may either be
left plain or trimmed with braid, while
the natty turnback cuffs are a pretty
finish for the sleeves. The special fea
ture of this coat is the applied trim
ming strap,-, which so prettily orna
ments the fronts and in the skirt por
tion is arranged In a double box pleat.
A lightweight cloth is suitable for
making the coat, or a white serge, if
not too heavy, would develop smartly.
For the 7-year size two yards forty
four inches wide are needed.
4342 Seven sizes, 4 to 10 years. The
price of this pattern is 10 cents.
The price of this pattern la 10
vents. When ordering please inclose
Illustration and the following blanks
r. O. Address
Pattern No Slie
Address all orders to pattern de
partment, The Herald, allowing two
weeks for delivery.
Meeting of Cosmos Club
The ansnual meeting of the Comos
club was held yesterday afternoon at
the Ebell, and officers for the coming
year wore elected, as follows: Mrs.
Robert P. Howell, president; Mrs. T.
R. Wallace, first vice president; Mrs.
Eugene B. Root, second vice president;
Mrs. Ada Ward, recording secretary:
Mrs. J. B. Solomon, corresponding sec
retary, and Mrs. A.J. Bletso, treas
Nathaniel Bedford, who was to "have
addressed the club on the subject of
the George Junior Republic, was ab
sent, detained by the serious illness of
his wife, but an impromptu program
was given by several of the members,
which consisted of two solos and a
recitation by Mrs. J. J. McLean and
two recitations by Mrs. J. B. Solomon.
A reception will be given as a com
pliment to the retiring president, Mrs.
George W. Jordan, at the home of Mrs.
J. B. Solomon, on Coronado street, on
May 7. The reception committee on
this occasion will be composed of re
Prisoner Changes Plea
Gerald F. Muir, who some days ago
pleaded not guilty to a charge of pass
ing, a forged check, yesterday changed
his plea to guilty and the date of sen
tence was set by Judge Wilbur for
April 24 at 10 o'clock. It is probable an
application will be made for probation.
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