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Municipal Affairs
ASK VOTE OF PEOPLE ON
GROOVED-RAIL ORDINANCE
Huntington Interests File Petition
and Council Has Three
Alternatives
A petition demanding that the ordi
nance requiring the street railway
companies to lay grooved girder rails
Instead of tha common "T" rail, be
referred to a vote of the people, was
iiled with the city clerk late yesterday
afternoon by S. M. Ha skins, attorney
for the Huntington interests.
The referendum petition contains
about ESOO names, or about twice as
many as are required to make the ref
erendum active if they are all the sig
natures of qualified voters. The pe
tition does not ask that a special
election be called on the question. The
railway will be satisfied if the matter
is not submitted to a vote of the peo
ple until the next general election,
about 18 months hence.
If the petition is found suffclent
when checked up by the city clerk,
there are three alternatives open to
the council, to call a special election,
repeal the ordinance or suspend the op
eration of the ordinance and place It
on the ballot at the next general elec
tion.
The latter course would suit the rail
ways as well as the second and bet
ter than the first. If the operation of
the ordinance Is suspended for IS
months the railways can practically
relay every track in the city with the
"T" rail, and even if the. ordinance
nhould carry by a vote of the people
it would be many years before it would
be necessary to relay the trackage.
The grooved girder rail ordinance
has been one of City Engineer Ham
lin's pet projects. He presented it to
the council at the same time he pre
sented the draft of an ordinance to
compel the street railways to put in a
better quality of street paving. The
rail ordinance provides that all rails
laid hereafter must havo a groove in
which the flange of the wheel rides, sn
that the street pavement can bo laid
flush with the rails.
PACIFIC ELECTRIC GETS
ASSESSMENT REDUCED
Company Proves That Franchise
Was Valued Too High
Because S. M. Haskins, attorney for
the Pacific Electric, proved to the sat
isfaction of the board of equalization
yesterday that the railway auditor had
made a mistake in the figures he had
submitted to the city assessor, the
board chopped $2,f>00,000 from the
franchise assessment of the Pacific
Electric. With that reduction tho
franchise value Is still held at $2,300,000,
and on that amount, as well as on its
tangible property, the railway must
pay taxes.
The statement submitted to the city
BBBessor by the auditor of the railroad
showed that $20,000,000 worth of stock
had been issued for the Pacific Electric.
It was on these figures that Mr. Mal
lard based his franchise assessment of
$4,500,000. Mr. Haskins showed the
board yesterday that the stock Issue
was really only $10,000,000, and the re
duction followed.
'RELIEF DEPUTIES' ASK
CITY TO RAISE SALARIES
The "relief" deputies at the city hall
have petitioned the city council to in
crease their salaries from $90 to $100
a month. They formerly received $100,
but some months ago, when a ne\r
salary ordinance was passed, were re
duced to $90.
There are twenty-eight of these dep
uties, and they work in the clerk's,
assessor's and tax collector's office or
wherever they are needed, for about
eight months in the year. They rep
resent that it is difficult to support
their families on $!>0 a month when
they only have eight months' pay in
the year.
$2204 ATTORNEYS FEES
APPROVED BY COUNCIL
The council yesterday approved the
bill of Dillon, Thomson & Clay, the
bond experts, formerly Dillon & Hub
bard, lor $2,204.1:3. This bill includes a
fee of $2000 paid this firm for appear
ing before the United States supreme
court in the case of the Los Angeles
Farming und Milling company against
the city, in which important water
rights were involved.
The amount paid these attorneys will
be returned to the city by the water
department, aa the suit was instituted
on behalf of that branh of the city
government and for its benefit.
DRIVE SMOKERS FROM THE
REAR TO FRONT END OF CAR
The ordinance changing the smokers'
retreat on street cars from the rear to
the front end will so Into effect today
and tills morning it will be unlawful for
anyone to smoke mi the rear seats. The
same ordinance that limits smoking to
the front platform alto requires the
street car companies to post notices 111
their cars telling where smoking is per
mitted, but the railway officials said
yesterday that these notices would not
be posted mil II Aug. 1.
Rosy Cheeks or Pale Ones?
A moment's reflection vith your mirror will give the hint as to the condition
of your system. J'ale cheeks, muddy complexion, dull eyes, bhow a poverty
of blood. You require something to make a plentiful supply of rkh, red blood
course through your veins. To ensure this take
BEECHAM'S PILLS
the wonderful little blood-makers. Whatever your blood may need the stomach
will supply from the daily food when it is in good working order. Buecham'a
Pills aid the stomach to digest its food and to assimilate the blood elements.
They increase the supply and improve the quality of the blood. If you are
pale, weak, languid, or anaemic, a fow doses of Beecham's Tills will
Make all the Difference
In boxes with full directions, 10c and 25c
ASK MAYOR ALEXANDER
TO TIE NUPTIAL KNOT
In desperate tamest a pretty girl who
wanted to be a bride, led a blushing but
very willing young man who wanted to
be a bridegroom Into Mayor Alexander's
office yesterday afternoon. They were
eager to have the mayor perform the
ceremony free of charge as Judge I.ink
had announced he would do while he
was mayor pro tern. Judge l.uuk was not
on the Job as mayor at the time for
Mayor Alexander was in the office for a
few hours and the mayor had to regret
fully tell the eager ones that lie did not
have the authority to perform the ser-
Tire.
REDONDO LINE MUST
SECURE A FRANCHISE
City Attorney Asks Council for
Instruction to Move in
the Matter
Declaring lie tio longer disposed to
defer action against the Los Angeles
& Kedondo Railroad company to force
It either to secure a franchise or stop
operating its can where it has none,
City Attorney Hewitt yesterday asked
the council for further instructions in
the matter. The council postponed
action until next Tuesday.
The Redondo railroad operates its
interurban electric cars over the tracks
of the Los Angreles railway on Grand
avenue, Seventh street and Broadway
to Second and Spring streets, where
it has a passenger station, but it has
no franchise north of Slauson avenue.
This illegal operation of the car 9 has
been going on for years, but councils
have previously stood for it because
It was a convenience to the traveling
public to have the cars operated to
some down town point.
The fact that it has no franchise has
been used as a lever to secure five
cent fares as far south of Manchester
avenue, and the effort has been part
ly successful as five cent fares are
granted to Florence avenue and a 20
ride book as far south ns Manchester
avenue can be purchased for $1. But
this arrangement is not satisfactory.
The board, of public utilities has been
negotiating with the railroad officials
for a straight five cent fare and while
these negotiations have been pending
the instructions formerly given the
city attorney to proceed against the
railroad have been canceled for a
time.
The railroad has made the stipula
lation that it will ask for a fran
chise before January 1, 1911, or stop
operating its cars where it has no
franchise, but the city attorney does
not see the necessity of giving the
railroad further time.
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
ANNULS SEWER CONTRACT
The board of public works yesterday
declared J. J. Kennedy an irrespon
sible contractor and no further bida
submitted by Kennedy for municipal
Improvements will be considered. At
the same time the board annulled a
contract held by Kennedy for laying- a
sewer on Westmoreland avenue be
tween Sixteenth and "Washington
streets.
This contract was awarded to Ken
nedy in May, but he has made no ef
fort to even begin work, it is said, and
one of his bondsmen notified Secretary
Ferris that Kennedy coujd not be
found.
The board also asked the city at
torney for an opinion on the case of
W. H. Melton, who has a contract to
pave Grand avenue between Temple
and California. This is a private con
tract, but the work Is not being done
with satisfactory speed, the board be
lieves, and it will annul the contract if
the city attorney favors suota pro
cedure.
SQUATTERS TENDER CITY
TERMINAL ISLAND RENTAL
A formal tender of $103 as rental for
tracts of land on Terminal island was
made to City Clerk Lelande by the
"squatters" on the Island yesterday
and just as formally refused. The
city clerk ha 9no particular objection
to taking all the money he can get,
but City Attorney Hewitt advised him
that the acceptance of the money
might jeopardize some of the city's
interest in water frontage on the. isl
and.
For 20 years or more there have been
103 squatters' claims on Terminal isl
and. These claims were leased from
the government at $1 a year, and when
the island was annexed to Long Beach
the leases were renewed for 60 years.
The holders of these leases claim they
have a valid right to the land on which
they are located, but the city is con
tending that they have not.
BUDGET COMMITTEE TO
TRIM CITY'S EXPENSES
W. J. Washburn, chairman of the
finance committee, announced yester
day that his committee would begin
its sessions on the budget work be
ginning this morning. The various de
partments of the city will be called
before the committee to show why they
cannot get along with less money than
they have asked for. The department
of public works will bo examined this
morning.
The budget committee has before it
the difficult task of trimming the de
partment estimates to fit the city's
income. The estimates exceed the
probable Income lor the year by more
than $1,000,000.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1910.
News of the Courts
MAN PROVES SANITY TO
JUDGE; SPEECH IMPAIRED
Vocal Paralysis Mistaken for In
sanity—Thought to Be Vic
tim of 'Knockout Drops'
S. L. Thompson, charged with in
sanity, was found to be only suffer
ing from paralysis of the vocal organ?
in Judge Bordwell's department of the
superior court yesterday.
As result of his hearing, it was
learned that Thompson knows what
he wants to say but is not always able
to say it, and his odd remarks have
been considered evidences of insan
ity. Ho came to Los Angeles from
San Diego, but us he could not articu
late the name of that city he told the
judge that he lived at a place whero
there is a "big bay."
San Francisco was suggested to him
as the place of his residence, but he
made a sign of negation. When San
Diego was mentioned, however, he sig
nified great joy and the judge ordered
that he be sent back there.
Thompson cannot eXplain his strange
predicament, but it is believed by of
ficials of the superior court and the
insane ward of the county hospital,
where ho has been confined, that he
may be the victim of "knockout drops."
MOTHER OF AN ACCUSED
BURGLAR CREATES SCENE
Prays for Release of Son and
Faints on Stairway
Hoyt Brown's hearing on the charge
of insanity before Judge Willis of the
superior court yesterday was held,to
tho accompaniment of his mother's
fainting and calling upon the Almighty
to save her son.
His case was called in the morning,
but it was postponed until the after
noon. When the postponement was
announced his mother left the court
room in apparent mental perturbation,
and when the corridor was reached she
succumbed to her feelings.
Loudly praying that her son be not
sent to the penitentiary for the alleged
burglary ot a house at Sixth street and
Burlington avenue, she started down
the stairs, only to faint when she had
but half completed the downward jour
ney.
Quite a little excitement •esulted
from her unconsciousness, and contin
ued even after she was revived and
led away by friends.
At the afternoon session, however,
she retained her self-possession very
well, and displayed no extreme emo
tion even when the jury decided that
her son was sane, despite her claim to
the contrary.
Brown's record shows that he has
been In reformatories and penitentia
ries since'he was 16 years old. His al
leged insanity was supposed to have
resulted from his being looked in a
dark cell at an institution where his
mother once was employed.
Judge Willis set his trial on the
burglary charge for August 15.
JUDGE McCORMICK WILL
HAVE CRIMINAL BENCH
Judges of the superior court will
hold a meeting soon to rearrange that
tribunal as the result of the appoint
ment of Judge James to the court of
appeals and of Paul McCormick, dep
uty district attorney, to the superior
bench.
Judge Hervey has moved from the
fourth floor of the courthouse to Judge
James 1 court, and in all probability
Judge McCormick will occupy Judge
-Hervey's old quarters. It is intimated
that in time Judge McCormick will be
given charge of one of the criminal
departments in place of either Judge
Willis or Judge Davis, who will at
tend to civil proceedings.
The court of appeals will resume its
sessions next Monday, when the cal
endar for the July term, set for July
25, will be called. U'he bar examina
tions, let for July 1&. but delayed be
cause of the death of Justice Taggart,
probably will be held slfortly after the
opening session.
POSTPONE HEARING FOR
NEW FIGUEROA TRIAL
At the request of his attorneys, the
application for a new trial of George E.
Fijjueroa, convicted of the murdr of
his wife, Mrs. Sarah Pugsley Figueroa,
at Ocean Park, May 22, will not be
heard until Friday.
Joseph Seymour, jr., told Judge Wil
lis yesterday that he was not quite
ready to argue the motion for an ap
peal, and so the jurist postponed the
matter for two days. It is likely that
San Francisco, attorneys will be asso
ciated with the attorneys for the de
fense when the matter is argued.
MONTENEGRO ROW IS
ECHOED IN COURT
Justice Summerfleld discharged Palve
Staminovich yesterday on the charge
of threatening to kill Joseph Zarubica.
Staminovich, with six other men, was
alleged to have threatened the life of
Zarubica at a meeting of Montenegrins
in a. hall in Ord street last Thursday
night. Justice Summerfleld has un
der advisement the case against rude
Vukotich.
CHURCHES PETITION COURT
FOR RIGHT TO MORTGAGE
Two, churches yesterday filed appli
cations In the superior court for per
mission to mortgage their property.
The Second Church of the United
Brethren in Christ of Los Angelei de
sins to mortgage its holdings for a
sum between $2000 and $3000, in order
to erect a new building. It already has
mortgaged Its property for $1500.
The South Main Street Christian
church wajits to mortgage its holdings
for a sum not to exceed $1000.
COURT PERMITS ADOPTION
Judge Rives of the probate depart
ment of the superior court, yesterday
permitted John W. and Alice Bill to
adopt Lois Forsythe, 6 years old, and
to change her name to Lois Alice 13111.
DIVORCE SUITS FILED
Divorce suits filed yesterday in tho
■upertor court were those of I>. F.
Ownbey against Addle Ownbey; Alice
Taylor against P. C. Taylor, and Tomo
Kato against Toransuka Kato.
Dr. Lyon's
PERFECT
Tooth Powder
cleanses, preserves and beau
tifies the teeth and imparts
purity and fragrance to the
breath. Mothers should teach
the little ones its daily use.
SUIT FOR BANK STOCK
TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT
Case Involves Shares of Night
and Day Institution
Judgo Conrcy yesterday heard the
argument and took under advisement
the suit of Hugh Iflue, trustee, against
the All Night and Day bank, Newton J.
Skinner, its president, and W. J. Con
ner, its secretary, fur the transfer of
1155 shares of stock In the Institution
to his name.
Blue is acting as the agent of Ij. C.
Brand, manager of the Title Guarantee
and Trust company, which loaned the
Institution $64,000. Blue also holds stock
which was pledged to the Pasadena
National bank and the Crown City
National bank for loam of $15,000 each.
The stock was sold after the institution
had fulled in making payments.
Blue declares that if the transfer of
the stock Is ordered by the court it will
result in new officers for the bank, as
tho stock ho holds will control the in
stitution.
ASKS GUARDIANSHIP OF •
SLAIN WOMAN'S CHILD
A petition for the guardianship of
Samuel Henry Luitweiler, whose father,
George Luitweildr, is charged with the
recent murder of his wife, Estelle Luit
weiler, was filed yesterday in the pro
bate department of the superior court
by Earl Kogers, attorney, in behalf of
Mrs. Sophia C. Luitweiler, the child's
grandmother. •
The application is a simple affair,
and gives no information besides the
names of the relations of the boy, who
is 5 years old, and the request of till
grandmother to be appointed his guard
ian.
COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS
IN CASE AGAINST CHEF
. Judge Moss yesterday heard th<> ar
guments in the ease of B. W. Hardy
against R. I. Pchirmer, chef of the
Bristol cafe, and his wife, for $15,100
damages for the alleged throwing of
Hardy out of the defendants' lodging
house at San Pedro and the averred
using of a hammer in effecting his
alleged eviction.
Testimony was to the effect that
Schirmer was attacked by Hardy and
his brother and still frequently bleeds
from the lungs as the result of a frac
tured rib he suffered in the encounter.
PARENTS INVOKE LAW FOR
POSSESSION OF CHILD
Katie Emily Spencer, 11 years old,
will be the center of interest in Judge
Willis' department of the • superior
court August 3, when the habeas cor
pus proceedings begun by her father,
Henry C. Spencer, against her mother,
Mrs. Ruth J. Spencer, will be heard.
As the result of a divorce between the
parents, the child was given into the
custody of the father, the mother be
ing allowed to visit it. It is charged
that the mother took the child away
from the father's home.
EVIDENCE FAILS TO SHOW
J. KROCH'S PART IN THEFT
J. Kroch, charged with grand larceny
for the alleged stealing in conjunction
with L. M. Guinn of $100 from J. G.
Wilson, a fellow prisoner in the city
4ail, was discharged yesterday by Judge
Willis. Guinn confessed his guilt and
implicated Kroch, but evidence failed
to show he had any part in the theft.
ALLEGE PAROLE VIOLATED
Luis Gonzalez, charged with violat
ing his parole, yesterday appeared bo
fore Judge Willis of the superior court,
who continued the hearing of the mat
ter for one week, in which time the
accused will be in the charge of Antonio
Lozano, Mexican consul.
BANK CHANGES NAME
The Bank of Dolgeville yesterday
filed a petition in the superior court
for permission to change Its name to
the Citizens' bank of Alhambra, The
reason for the desired alteration is that
Dolgeville has been annexed to Alham
bra.
FILES ADOPTION PETITION
Julius M. Johnson yesterday filed a
petition in the superior court for per
mission to adopt Jame» Edward
Brownfleld, 13 years old, whose mother
is the petitioner's wife.
ADOPTS ABANDONED CHILD
Mrs. M. Coyle yesterday was permit
ted by Judge Rives of the probate de
partment of the superior court to adopt
Muriel Elizabeth Potter, an abandoned
child.
THIEF HAD PASS KEY
While W. Farrington was Sleeping in
his room in the Ellis House, at 317
North Broadway, Tuesday night, a
pass key thief entered the room and
stole a suit of clothes and gold watch.
The matter was reported to the de
tectives yesterday.
NEW INCORPORATIONS
Hamilton Motor company—N. W.
Hamilton, Edward J. Pyle, A. A. Qene
reaux, Alice G. Hamilton and K. W.
Leslie, directors. Capital stock, $50,000;
subscribed, $500.
Western Avenue company—W. F.
Thropp, M. C. Fogg find R. D. Middle
ton, directors. Capital stock, $100,000;
.subscribed, $300.
Stork Portable Highchair company—
W V. Cornett, L. \V. Walker, Ibaac U.
Landiß, H. O. Tiedemann and 8. F.
Macfarlane, directors. Capital stock
$25,000; subscribed, $5.
AMONIA EXPLOSION KILLS
Portland, Ore, July 87.—The ex
plosion of ammonia in the Ice plant of
the Union Meat company at Kenton
today killed Lon Humt, an employe.
Humt was blown against the side of
tliu building-, «ls skull being fractured.
Vicious Flavor Bowr.4s44^^&itoADWAr con. Am. msanooe£.
Today, in the Mill Remnant Sale, will be a day that you will long remember—a day in which you
may select from the most useful lengths of needed materials, and yet pay prices that are extraor
dinary even for remnants. •
Read every item which we publish here. Savings will loom up large if you fill all your needs.
The Mill Remnant Sale offers new lots for each new day.
Silk Gingham 1 Us* Merino Waistmgs 1 f* ~
Thursday, Yard *><* Yard .. . . .... -* Oi
■■' . ■ 2000 yds. pretty part wool waistlng in checks and plaids;
2000 yards of the prettiest silk ginghams offered for good * c o i o combination. Just the thing for children's
a long time; not mercerized, but silk gingham in an( misses' dresses; regular 25c quality; 10 to 15-yard
pretty plaid effects. v Third Floor, yard 15c. lengths; yard 15c.
'--' ' ' ■"'•V,,■■-"-■• .•-> ' ■ ' '. ' .
300 Yards Fancy Plain White Huck 58-Inch White
Dress Ginghams Toweling - ; Damask
Dark styles and fancy stripes . Serviceable lengths, suitable for Mill remnants, good _ medium
and checks. Most desirable for towels, scarfs or fancy work. weight cotton damasK.ltt2sC
children's wear. Enter into y-. Mill Remnant price, 7[4tC to 15- yd - lengths at, yd...-'*""
the Mill Remnant Sale, yd.. * ** ' yard .' * '**
2T50 Yards Plain 45-Inch White ' Figured Lawn
2750 Yards Plain i 5 \ Wh'te 3500 Yards
Chamhray Gingham , French Lawn Nvit flgurca on wnlte KrOUDdB In
This most desired chambray 1000 yards of this beautiful this dainty figured lawn. Look,
gingham in solid colon of dark French lawn. A material that at the quantity, look at the pat
dx> . notuit dh.Sk s^jssss x s i^^wm
ffRe nm nn dar S ale. 0?yd....7^C ferlor^jcau^the^prlco is so Ke-nnant^e. Third 3^
Remnant Sale it/t<
pfjJctambrav ~ ">.OOO Yards Gingham Brown Crash Mill
Plain yards of this soft finished Red Seal Brand , Remnants ,t0 20 yards
2250 yards soft colors, finished Ked nee d to dwell >upon the im- L, nK ths from Ito 20 yards,
chambray; soft colors, also col- No need to dwell upon the im- coodheWy weight plain or oat
ered grounds with raised white portance of this celebrated glng- m ea i heavy 'wcignt Mill or oai
cord. Much in demand for chil- ham at the price of 10c. Beau- npmnants yard OC
dren's dresses. "Washes well and tiful range of styles, stripes. Hemnanis, yara
. wears well. Third Floor. Q n checks, plaids and plain colors. 1 »« ttti •«
' yard */~ Think of the quantity— 15C and 20C White
yards. One of the features of TUfn/ivn* Wai«tinal
Mercerized this Mm Remnant sale. |q c Madras W aistmg
LYiert,ertz.t:u. yard x ut 2000 yards of the finest madras
Foulards - . .-, _, . „ „,. .. waistlng; fancy woven cords and
2800 yards of this wash fabric. Arnolds Black & White figures 32 inches ™th
•in exact copies of the all silk Checked Suiting MTllVmnan" Sale."^ fil/^
See 81 Mm" Remnant' *Z %' J 600 yards only of this popular Third Floor, yard 8/3 C
Sale Third Floor, yard.. *wt black and white ■. checked serge "; '-,
suiting. The very best quality. 15c CrOXtOn &. _
-_ . , ■%* _ -,A Another bargain feature of the t, . . v , *)f
63-inch Mercerized mhi Remnant sale. Better come Suiting, Yard . . .*-'*>'
Table Damask j r]y. " lnterested In tnls- X OC This linen finished suiting comes
«is^ilP M^mi aSffSfeTaKS
pr°icef Jard 0!^. - .'.. • -3S>C Scotch Ginghams <■«" ■>•"»■»»■ Sale toda^ >">■ Be
. _, , ■t» ■» 3500 yards of this fine quality »_„_„ TV.,*— * a x- 1
58-Inch Turkey Red scotch gingham, plain colors fancy l^rmts f\ xr*
Damask and neat checks in all desired Sale Feature ... .'U2**'
Damask . - shades. Baby would look clumn- aule ± euLurK "
Mill remnant lengths IV. to 7 ing in a dress made from these 2000 yards of these fancy dress
• yards Socially marked for fine quality ginghams. 32 Inches prints in Pleasing light and dark
&111 &»»? Sale. 25c wide. Third _ Floor. 12Vic colors, v^ the^on^the Third
■ : '
REFORM BUREAU'S HEAD
SPEAKS AT CLUB LUNCH
Wilbur Crafts Asserts Moral Edu
cation Is Ruling Problem
of the Nation
"Model education controlled by the
power of God must be the ruling prob
lem of any nation to be successful,
said Dr. Wilbur Crafts of the Interna
tional reform bureau yesterday at the
Federation club luncheon.
"There are four important epochs In
the prohibition history of Ithe nation
continued Dr. Crafts. ''The first was
when Stanley opened Africa in the
prohibition line in ISM. Following that
' r th ,, re W ore seventeen nations
which favored prohibition. In 1899
there was another prohibition epoch In
the history of the nation, containing
about the same length of time as the
'J"'( mr C<business was to see Theodore
Roosevelt—W« didn't appeal to the peo
ple at that time. We met Roosevelt,
and as brave a man as he was he was
somewhat shy of the outcome. This
exemplifies the fact that a person hand
ling important measures must be
barked up by good strong men to be
successful. But Rowvelt has accom
plished wonders in his efforts for the
betterment of the nations.
'•The other prohibition epoch* have
been fraught with much interest to the
world at large. The heads of lie na'
turns have performed the diplomatic
pan and the people the agitation in ac
complishing the ends attained.
"There is much in the Lord s prayer.
It is not the prayer for one sect or
religion, but for all, and my opinion ill
that it should be repeated in all the
public schools."
MAN WHO HAD FUNNY
STREAK WIRES COUNCIL
P A Ladini has written a communi
cation to the city council to call the
attention of that body to what he calls
the deplorable conditions near the elec
tric railway stations in the city. He
declares the electric roads use the city
Btreets for switching purposes to the
great detriment of traffic.
This petitioner had a funny streak
several months ago and petitioned the
city council to abandon Main street
between Sixth and Seventh and Sixth
street between Spring and Main for the
use of the Pacific Electric. The coun
cil gravely referred the matter to the
board of public utilities, but the board
lias not felt called on to report on the
demand.
ARREST OF DELINQUENT
LANDLORDS IS ORDERED
Orders were issued by Captain of Po
lice Lehnhausen, in command of cen
tral division, late yesterday afternoon,
to all members of the department to
strictly enforce the ordinance provid
ing a tax on rooming houses Kach
patrolman has been instructed to in
vestigate the rooming houses on his
beat and ascertain whether the pro
prietori or landlords have paid their
license tax, which was due July 1. If
they are found to be delinquent they
wiii be arrested on charges of violating
the license ordinance.
Icoordlflg to Police License Inspec
tor Varey, there are more than 500
keepers of rooming and lodging houses
who have not paid their quarterly tax.
EX-CONVICT REARRESTED
ON BURGLARY CHARGE
Abe Livingston, who was recently
released from San Quentln prison, to
which he was sentenced for a term of
ten years on a burglary charge filed
against him in Oakland, was arrested
yesterday morning by Detectives
Beaumont, Roberts and Cowan.
Livingston, according to the detec
tives, broke into the Harrison Ma
chinery company plant at 716 North
Main street on July 16 and attempted
to "crack" the safe and also stole a
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Tell us v.'bich is the Cow. which the Man and whith ihe» Horse, and
ire wiu.ssll you any Piano in the House •< its regular *rice and ft* to*
no "Credit Coupons" from yon cither ,
A CIBE AT THE SYSTW.
THE MUSIC TRADES
NEW YORK, APRIL 2, 1910
N. A. P. D. A. Fraudulent Ad. Resolution
Mr. Clement said that he had received one hundred letters from
members of the association commending his stand on coupon advertis
ing. He says the association has gone on record against fraudulent
advertising, having passed the following resolution at the New York
convention: . ■ V .
"Whereas, much of the present-day advertising is misleading, ex
aggerated and tends not only to deceive the public, but to undermine
the public confidence, on which all business depends; and,
"Whereas, There has been introduced in
Congress a bill looking to the prevention of *
fraudulent, misleading, exaggerated and decep
tive advertising; be it
"Resolved, that we, the National Association of Piano Dealers of
America, in seventh annual convention, assembled, do hereby request
that the Senators and Representatives of the United States shall pass
a law, fashioned after similar laws in England and Germany, and in
line with the policy of the pure food laws of our own country; and be it
"Resolved, that it is the sense of this association that a commis
sion, similar to that established by the pure food laws, should be es
tablished to pass upon fraudulent advertising, and through warnings
and other means seek to suppress such advertising, and to be em
powered to institute proceedings against those who, after duo notifica
tion, persist in such advertising; and bo it
"Resolved, that this act should be so drawn that periodicals contin
uing to publish advertisements, determined by such commission to be
fraudulent, should be subject to fine and exclusion from the mails of
the United States until such misleading and fraudulent advertisements
be excluded; and be it ' '•'. '
"Resolved, that this association promise its.support to such legis
lation, and Invites the co-operation of all similar associations-through
out the United States, to the end that public confidence in printed state
ments shall be Increased." _
The way Mr. Prizewinner can beat the pic- \
ture puzzle certificate purchase check man at
his own game is to buy his piano at the Big
Exclusive Piano House, where no bonds, cou
pons or certificates are issued.
quantity of mnchinlsts 1 tools. Liv
ingston attempted to pull the knob off
tin' tafa with a device which he had
made axpre«lly for him by A. M. Har
rison, president of the company. The
device was found In his room by the
detectlvM. He is said to have con
fessed.
SPEEDERS FINED $25
R F. Andersffn and F. J. C. Whelan
were arraigned before Police Judgo
Williams on charges of violating the
si 1 ordinances yesterday. They
pleadtrd guilty and were given fines of
$26 each, which they paid. .

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