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The Greatest Piano of Them All
It is a Piano with grace and charm of outline. It is playable by
hand as well as with the music roll. It is a Piano the novice can
play with perfect ease and with humanlike expression.
IT IS THE ONLY PIANO OF ITS KIND possessing the
two important devices
The Metrostyle and Themodist
Those persons who contemplate purchasing a new Piano should
without fail investigate the •
Weber, Steck, Wheelock, Stuyvesant Pianola Pianos
Prices range $700 to $1000. Liberal terms arranged on any one.
BARGAINS in TALKING MACHINES. We still offer
machines taken in exchange at Christmas time on Victor Vic
trolas, at exceptionally low prices.
$6, $7, $8, $10—Any One on Easy Terms
The largest stock of new —Victors, Edisons, Zon-o-
Phones— here, and 200,000 Records. '
J-^0 , THE HOUSE OF MUSICAL, QUAMTY
, Music fb. 332"4 So Broads
4^ w**» w Yx)s Angeles, Cal.
TRADB K\ .a* TL» T J A£ I TRADE
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Y-STOVES/y is cast on every genuine "Jewel" Gas Range \&~%jL*S&33ffl
)\^AHG%^)[ tor your protection. Any other so-called 'fMTTfLHEfg
\3££3XBSGs2pj "Jewel" not having this trade mark is an in- IS«JKgSffIL
SSste? fringement, and anyone manufacturing, buy- -v5!-*2sS!isEi!isf£
HffigftfUfffTElffli ing or selling a Jewel Gas Range not having (üßSlM!J*«»4!fiffii3
-MARK it is liable to prosecutioon. THTATMt
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™™ DETROIT JEWEL -^
When the officers of gas companies pay cash for a Detroit Jewel Range, when
they could have their choice of any other make for nothing. It .hows they will
nave trie DCS*.
♦», When a T dealer says he-, will sell you another make of Gas Range as good as
the Detroit Jewel, he Is trying to convince you that his range is something fine.
We make special arrangement, for easy payments, at a slight advance over
our cash price.
Dealers who sell Gas Stoves that do not give complete satisfaction generally
lay the trouble to poor gas; their guarantee Is a dream, and you keep the Range.
The peculiar part about the Detroit Jewel Gas Ranges Is that they do not cost
any more than the experimental kind. «•-»*»*
Over 5000 City References
Sold Exclusively by yr^s^^Sl^
McWHORTER BROS. IMf
456 SOUTH SPRING STREET MssasiL
And Their Agents. (T%ns;itT]j frswfta
! Opening Week \
i Monday, January 18 %
We have just received $9000.00 worth of fine imported
▼ and domestic woolens.
♦ For our opening week in our new store we'll give you ♦
+ the chance of your life to purchase a suit made to your <^
order—a perfect fit guaranteed.
J $20.00 P /||t^ - i
* ; $22.50 tfir *%i-S" ♦
♦ $25.00 11/ l tl/A^J 1 <>
I Los Angeles Tailoring Co. %
J 446 SOUTH MAIN STREET j
HARRY THAW TO
BE TRIED AGAIN
Liberty at Last Appears in Sight for
Millionaire Assassin if Judge
Decides He Has Re
[By Associated Press ]
NYACK, N. V., Jan. 16.—Harry K.
Thaw will be given a trial in New
York city to determine whether he is
sane or insane.
An order to that effect wis issued
today by Justice A. S. Tompkins, to
whom an appeal asking for a trial was
made by Mrs. William Thaw, Harry d
Under Justice Tompkins' direction
Thaw will not be given a trial by
jury. Mrs. Thaw's petition requested
such a hearing, but as Justice Mills
had already refused to grant a similar
request Justice Tompkins denied that
portion of the petition and ordered that
the case be heard before a court or
judge of New York city, with or with
out the assistance of a referee, as the
trial judge- may decide.
The questions presented to Justice
Tompkins for his decision include the
validity of the commitment, the present
mental condition of the prisoner an! ■
whether it is now safe for him to be at
Justice Tompkins decided that he will
not consider the question of validity,
as that has already been passed upon
by Justices Moschauser and Mills and
is now on appeal to the appellate di
The question of Thaw's" present san
ity, Justice Tompkins says, is intended j
to be fairly tried and decided.
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Italian Embassy Burned
TOKIO, Jan. 16.— which broke
out at the Italian embassy shortly af
ter 9 o'clock tonight destroyed a sec
tion of the residence of the first sec
retary of the embassy. The building
occupied by Ambassador Marquis Guic
cioli was saved after an hour's hard
work by the fire department.
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Ths littlest Juniors, from 1 to 10, may win
prizes .in new birthday contest. For full
particulars see Sunday Herald Junior. <
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1909.
OTHERS MAY BE
FORCED TO PAY
TERRITORY FOR SWITCHING
FEE MAY BE EXTENDED
IF ROADS WIN, WHOLE COUNTRY
WILL BE INVOLVED
Companies Must Show Special Con.
ditions Prevail in Los Angeles to
Defeat Contention of
Yesterday's hearing: on the complaint
of the Associated Jobbers of Los An
geles, filed with the interstate commerce
commission, regarding the switching
charge of $2.50 a car imposed by the
railroads at this point, developed pos
sibilities which may make it, in con
junction with the San Francisco hear
ing this week on similar lines one of
the most important cases presented to
If the railroads take the aggressive
and should win their argument they will
have the right to impose the extra
switching charge in every city in the
country. Unless they can substantiate
the claim that special conditions attach
to the situation in Los Angeles and San
Francisco, which do not prevail in
Seattle and other coast cities, as well
as in the east, the contention of the
Associated Jobbers will be upheld by
This was brought out by the testi
mony yesterday when a number of bus
iness men and railroad officials were
"'The question is one of great im
portance," said Commissioner Franklin
K. Lane, "and does not concern Los
The railroad defense, as outlined by
P. F. Dunne, attorney for the Southern
Pacific, is that the $2.50 charge is Tor
special service rendered after the haul
proper is completed on similar lines
with the special letter delivery made
by the postofflce, that the charge for
that serivce is reasonable and proper,
that its discontinuance would work
an injustice on railroads and that the
conditions which cause it to prevail in
Los Angeles are not legal or economic
Against this the Associated Jobbers
of Los Angeles are endeavoring to prove
the charge is not imposed elsewhere
except at San Diego and San Francisco,
and that there is no reason why the
custom is eastern cities should not ob
tain locally. They also have intro
duced evidence to show the railroads
have received valuable concessions and
possess valuable property in the indus
trial service tracks, and that there is
no unusual expense to justify the extra
Roads Hold Back Evidence
The railroad attorneys apparently
saved their strongest evidence for the
San Francisco hearing. At yesterday's
hearing they endeavored to obtain per
mission to close their case at San Fran
cisco but Attorneys Kuster and Loeb
objected strongly, saying if rebuttal
became necessary all Los Angeles wit
nesses would be 500 miles from the
hearing. Commissioner Lane did not
sustain the railroad attorneys.
At the session yesterday morning
members of the Associated Jobbers of
Los Angeles testified they were brought
directly into competition with business
men of other cities who did not have
tne switching charge.
Frank Brininstool said his firm must
compete in selling axle grease with the
standard Oil company, which does not
feel the extra switching expense
W. D. Bishop said Bishop & Co. meet
the competition of Oakland and other
firms, on whom the $2.50 per car
charge is not imposed because their
factories are not located in Los An
Li. C. Scheller, traffic manager of
the Union Hardware and Metal com
pany, said his concern had been
brought into competition with a San
Diego firm, located on an industry
track of the Santa Fe, which did not
pay the switching charge, and in ad
dition St. Louis and Chicago competi
tors were likewise favored.
C. S. Kious of Stetson, Barrett &
Co., testified his firm met in Arizona
and New Mexico the competition of
eastern wholesale grocers who have
industry track service but who are
not compelled to pay switching
J. B. Jacobs, vice president of the
Simon Lev! company, said his com
pany is discriminated against through
competition with a San Jose concern,
which pays no switching charge for
industrial track service.
M. H. Newmark, president of the
Associated Jobbers, also testified re
garding local conditions.
Says Team Tracks Are Inadequate
C. B. Shaw of the California Truck
company stated he considers the team
tracks of the railroads inadequate,
under normal conditions, to provide
for the business received over them.
He said that the trucking- companies
had experienced considerable difficul
ty in handling goods from the cars.
Bad roads and congestion of cars com
bined to produce such a condition, ac
cording to Mr. Shaw.
Railroad men were the witnesses at
the afternoon and evening sessions,
among them being Edward Chambers,
J. R. Hitchcock, C. H. Titcomb and R.
T. Burdett. The testimony was mainly
technical, relating to realty values and
cost of track service.
"Why is it," asked Commissioner
Lane in the course of last night's hear
ing, addressing his question to the
Santa Fe attorneys, "that on one side
you have a team track where free de
liveries are made while on the other,
near by, a charge is made? You should
have a uniform rule, and how are you
going to put it into effect? Won't you
have to make a general charge outside
a certain district?"
"Not necessarily," said Mr. Camp,
"the industrial track delivery is a spe
cial service for which a charge is justi
"That is just the situation." respond
ed the commissioner, "with 75 per cent
of the grain elevators of the United
States, which are situated on the right
of way. Those like Armour's are not
open to the public generally. Probably
the same situation applies to a great
majority of the coal chutes."
The hearing proved as tedious as it
was drawn out. "I hope we can get
through soon; I object to working!
Sundays," said P. F. Dunne, attorney f
for the Southern Pacific, as midnight |
"That is not contrary to the act reg
ulating commerce," said Commissioner
"I submit that all good things are not
in that act," said Mr. Dunne.
"But," quickly returned Mr. Lane,
"it has numerous things to make men
"I'll be good, your honor," said Mr.
The evidence stood submitted nt 11
o'clock, subject to a subsequent order
to take depositions as to the cost of
track service. The attorneys will make
oral arguments at Washington, but the
time for submitting briefs will not be
set until after the San Francisco hear
Commissioner Lane and the attor
neys interested will leave for San Fran
cisco today, where the switching com
plaints will be preceded by other minor
hearings before Mr. Lane. Attorneys
Loeb and Kuster will attend the San
Francisco hearing to watch the inter
ests of the Associated Jobbers of Lots
MAY PASS BILL DONATING
$30,000 FOR TAFT'S AUTO
Committee on Appropriations Urges
a Large Provision for the Garage
Equipments of President-
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—The new
president of the United States is to pin
his faith in the automobile.
That became known today when the
house committee on appropriations in
cluded in the urgency deficiency appro
priation bill a provision of $30,000 for
the maintenance of automobiles for the
It was explained that Judge Taft has
intimated that he would use automo
biles during his occupancy of the White
House, and so that he might have the
machines at the beginning of his ad
ministration the item was included in
The entire amount carried in the bill
is $1,026,602. Of this amount $400,000 is
for the suppression of the foot and
mouth disease among cattle.
THREE MINERS CONVICTED
OF DEPORTING WITNESS
Nevadans Found Guilty and Sen
tenced for Forcing Man Who
Saw Them Fight to
GOLDFIELD, Nev., Jan. 16.—J A
Lawlor, Michael Walsh and D. A. Mc-
Neff, miners accused by C. N. Platt of
having deported him from Candelaria,
a camp west of here, have been found
guilty and sentenced by Justice Henley
to pay a fine of $250 each or remain 125
days in jail.
According to Platt, he witnessed a
fight between these men and the fore
man of a mine at which they were
working, and saw them draw a weapon
on the foreman.
Fearing he would be a witness
against them, he says, they visited his
cabin early in the week, gave him a
severe beating and a bottle of water,
and told him to "hike" across the des
ert and never come back.
He came to Goldfield and swore to
SHOT BY HIS OWN REVOLVER
TONOPAH, Nev., Jan. 16.—Frank
Hall, a prospector of the Golden Arrow
mining district, was brought into To
nopah yesterday with a bullet wound
through his neck. He was shot by
Herbert Conway, another prospector,
who beat him on the head with a re
volver after the shooting and left him
A peculiar circumstance of the shoot
ing is that Hall was shot with his own
weapon, it is stated by some he tried
to shoot Conway, and that Conway
took the revolver away and shot him.
The men were partners and quarreled
over a mining claim.
Hall is In a serious condition. Con
way has surrendered.
Stanislaus Power Plant Sold
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 16.—The
United Railroads of this city closed a
deal today with the Stanislaus Power
company, whereby the latter passes
into the hands of the street railroad
concern. The transmission lines of the
Stanislaus company come only as far
as Mission, San Jose, but they will be
extended to this city as soon as pos
sible. The plans of the railroad com
pany provide for the increase of the
present capacity to 64,000 horse power.
Will Try to Float Vessel
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16.—The
steamer Fulton sailed *vt- afternoon
for Surf, where the steam schooner
Sybil Marston went ashore late last
Tuesday night. The Fulton carries a
number of divers and a quantity of
wrecking gear, which will be used in
an effort to float the stranded vessel.
U Cured by Helpln? the SUmach Do Its
Work at It SheuSd
All forms of constipation, bowel or
intestinal trouble owe most of their
origin to the improper digestion of
food. The bowels measure thirty feet.
The inside walls or surfaces are wound
tightly about with millions of nerves.
These nerves give life and control mil
lions of little mouths or suckers which
are supposed to take nourishment from
the food as it leaves the stomach and
passes along this thirty-foot human
When indigestion, dyspepsia or stom
ach trouble occurs, the food being un
digested, passes over these millions of
mouths, it is a fermented decaying
mass and holds no nourishment as it
The little mouths suck it up, im
part these impurities to the blood, im
pregnate the little nerves with poison
and so the work of constipation and
bowel trouble begins.
A natural juice or secretion belongs
normally in the little cells and glands
along the mucous membrane of the
thirty-foot canal or bowel. When indi
gestion occurs this juice is lacking and
so the mass of waste matter cannot
pass along as it should and is piled up
and caked in the bowel, thus bringing
pain and misery.
After a while the nerves and nerve
centers which give vigor and life to
the bowel become paralyzed, thus for
ever prohibiting the bowel from per
forming its natural duties.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, when
taken after meals, digests the food
properly, even though the stomach is
sick, and it passes to the bowels nour
ishment and juices, which help the in
testines not only to do their work at
once, but builds them up, restores vi
tality to the nerves, brings new se
cretion to the glands and cells, helps
bowel action and enriches the blood.
The stomach is the cause. Common
sense and science are one on this point.
You see it yourself. One little grain
of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will per
fectly digest 3000 grains of food. The
assimilation of a meal by one of these
tablets is an easy matter, and it keeps
the stomach clean and sweet, so that in
a brief time this organ is restored.
Every druggist carries them in stock;
price 50c. Send us your name and ad
dress and we will send you a trial
package by r?ail free. Address F. A.
Stuart Co., 150 Stuart Bldg., Marshall,
Extra Special —^ Extra Special
Ask to see our special pure worsted I \ We will also offer extra fine quality,
fast color blue serge in nobby new A 1 pure worsted fast color blue shadow;
shadow weaves; $30.00 qual- &fj A, wL 4^* Jim 1 weave serge suitings; $38.00 £/)ft
ity; special, this week ....... $^4 C! &$ f^ X quality, this week........... .s£})
now \L jj/^n j£*do\ \3 now '
VK Wa Mm Wm When this sale offers such price inducements why M' /MW
H y^JB we ready-made clothing? This is a bona fide sale ttf jfjS i
tig —actual reductions from dur regular low prices on BJ "TreM
*?M m the newest and best fabrics. Our tailors are busy m I W& *
P3 W now, but we want to keep the good work up. Hun- fLjm H
*™ X dreds have taken advantage of the reductions dur- ■■! JH^
Your choice of all ing this sale and you cannot afford to miss this op
our regular portunity. Note the prices and remember that ma- Your choice of all
$27.50, $25.00 and terials, fit and workmanship are up to the regular of our regular $35,
$22.50 fancy suit- B. &K. standard. $32.50 and $30.00
ings. See our window displays for suggestions. fancy suitings.
Better Grades Reduced in Proportion
BRAUER & KROHN
"TAILORS TO MEN WHO KNOW"
228-30 S. Spring Cor. sth and Spring 11454 S. Main
JURY TO PROBE
Roosevelt's Threat in Congress Ap
parently to Be Executed, and Gov.
ernment May Sue for Al
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—1t was
learned today that an investigation of
the alleged libelous publications charg
ing scandal in connection with the
Panama canal purchase is to be made
next week by the grand jury of the
District of Columbia.
The entire staff of the New York
World in this city has been sum
moned to appear Monday to testify
in connection with this matter.
Odd Lines On Sale Now at *
In order to close out odd lines of Andirons at once we have decided
to reduce them to a point that will make buying- irresistible. Prices
have been cut in half and at this price they will not last long. To
. begin with our regular prices were the usual low Parmelee figures,
and with these great reductions they are bargains never equaled be
fore. There is only one pair of a kind, but a complete line in all the
good designs, both in iron and brass. Make your selections early.
Solid Cast Brass Wrought Iron Wrought Iron
Andirons Hammered Brass Dujj Black
Massive Effects Finish Finish
$45.00 Andirons now $22.50 $30 Andirons now $15
$18.00 Andirons now $9.00 $22 Andirons now $11 $7-50 Andirons n°w $3.75
$12.00 Andirons now $6.00 $20 Andirons now $10 $7.00 Andirons now $3.50
$ 4.50 Andirons now $2.25 $10 Andirons now $ 5 $5.00 Andirons now $2.50
436-444 South Broadway
In addition to the World staff, Jerry
A. Matthews of the New York Sun and
Karris M. Christ of the Brooklyn Eagle
also have been summoned.
The case is entitled "The United
States vs. the Press Publishing Com
pany" (publishers of the New York
Just what phase of the case which
President Roosevelt said in a recent
message to congress should be prose
cuted by the government itself will be
laid before the grand jury, is not
District Attorney Baker could not be
seen today, and those in his Office de
clined to discuss the matter.
Another Earthquake Recorded
MANILA, Jan. 16.—The instruments
of the government observatory here to
day recorded a severe earthquake at a
distance from this city. It is estimated
that the seismic disturbance must have
occurred at least 3000 kilometers from
BAND OF SAFE ROBBERS IN
STOCKTON DEFY OFFICERS
STOCKTON, Jan. 16.—A gang of safe,
crackers and burglars operated in this
city last night and exchanged shots
with the police in the darkness, though
Two safes were blown open and a
saloon robbed. Little booty was se
cured. The safe of Joe Silva, a grocery
man, was wrecked, but the robbers
failed to reach the strong box, con
taining $500. They got $10.50 from the
M. McAllen's saloon was entered, but
no booty was secured.
The safe of Lamb & "Webb's grocery
was blown open. The first charge failed
and the safecrackers made another at
tempt, blowing off. the door and break
ing the inner door with a sledge.