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Part ll—Pages 9 to 16
WOMAN, 79, WITH
INFANT BOY, LOST
Great Grandmother Wanders in
Streets All Day Pushing
TEN HOURS WITHOUT FOOD
Aged Matron Talks Continuously
to Make Child Forget
Leaving hor home at 1124 East Tenth
Btreot shortly after 8 o'clock yesterday
morning to take har great-grandson,
Albert Magg, 17 monthß old, around
the block in his upw go-cart, Mrs.
Ellen O'Brien, 79 years old, lost her
way and wandered about the streets of
Los Angeles for ten hours without any
thing to eat before she was found and
taken to the central police station,
where the anxious father of the child
met the weary wanderers and took
them home shortly before 7 o'clock last
Mrs. O'Brien came to Los Angeles a
short time ago to visit her daughter
in-law, Mrs. Edwin O'Krlen, who lives
at 1124 Enst Tenth street. The aged
woman is unacquainted with the streets
of this city and never ventured far
from home without being accompanied
by some of her relatives.
Soon after breakfast yesterday morn
ing the great-grandmother asked per
mission to take the little fellow out for
a ride in his new go-cart. The father
of the child, P. O. Magg, an actor of
the Orpheum circuit, who, with his
■wife, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Ed
win O'Brien, consented, but warned the
aged woman against going too far from
home. The latter declared she would
walk around the block and was posi
tive that she could find her way back
without any trouble.
STARTS OUT BAREHEADED
Believing that she would be back
within a few minutes, Mrs. O'Brien did
not stop to put on her hat or dress the
child in street clothes. Bareheaded,
and with the little fellow clad in
"rompers," the proud freat-grand
mother wheeled the happy youngster
So absorbed was Mrs. O'Brien in
watching the Joyous antics of the little
fellow, who would Insist in getting out
of the buggy and toddling at her side,
that she walked two blocks Instead of
one and then forgot which direction to
Confident that she could find her way
back home, the aged woman continued
on her way, turning this way, then
retracing her steps and turning in an
other direction, until she was utterly
Not knowing the number of her
daughter's house or the name of the
street, Mrs. O'Brien hesitated in ask
ing to be assisted back to her home.
"With a stout heart she continued her
wandering, gradually lagging as she
became more weary and footsore. Final
ly, when the child became restless
because of its hunger, Mrs. O'Brien
rested for a few minuses in the shade
of a tree near a schoolhouse somewhere
in the southeastern part of the city.
This was at noon.
WALKS FOR HOURS
Determined to reach her home, the
white-haired woman made no more
stops, but continued on her way until
she reached Third and Main streets,
where, becoming confused at the traffic,
she appealed to a kindly matron, who
assisted the lost ones to the central
"Little Albert did not cry a bit," said
fie proud great-grandmother. "He did
not eat much for breakfast and has
had nothing since then. I knew he
was hungry and kept talking to him all
the time. He was so pleased at the
long ride that he probably forgot
"I must have walked at least five
nlles. I am not used to such long
walks, and I am hardly able to move,
but the pleasure of being with the
little fellow and looking after him my
self fully compensates me for my
fatigue and hunger."
When the father of the child ap
peared at the police station and thrust
a bottle of milk into the little fellow's
hands the latter dropped a bag of
candy which had been purchased by a
kind hearted citizen and began gurg
ling the fluid as if his life depended on
emptying the receptacle.
THIEF SELECTS CHICKENS,
PIES, MILK AND MONEY
Police Look for Man Who Helped
Himself on San Julian St.
After stealing two gallons of milk
from a gentle cow belonging to C.
Hafen of 1156 San Julian street, a thief
■with a bit of originality entered the
home of C. Nelson at 1142 San Julian
street, stole $25 "and a lemon pie, and
then went into the chicken corral of
A. B. Olson, 1146 San Julian street,
yesterday afternoon and added ten
fine Plymouth Rock hens to his col
Nelson was first to learn of his loss.
He went to the dresser where he had
placed the money and found the draw
ers open and the contents strewn on
the floor. Simultaneously Mrs. Nelson
announced that someone had entered
the kitchen and taken her prize pies,
intended for supper.
Olson learned of the thefts of his
chickens when he went to feed the
fowls and found that the only respon
dent to his clucks was a scrawny
rooster that had long outlived its use
Now the detectives are searching for
a man who can milk a cow, hypnotize
chickens and locate gold coins by a
peculiar system known only to himself.
The Santa Fe has announced that a
special excursion will be conducted to
Phoenix, Ariz., November 5 and 6.
This Is offered as an inducement to
attend the territorial fair at that place.
The tickets will be good to return
until November 14.
JOY RIDERS PUNISHED
Judge Frederlckson In police court
yesterday fined Collins Schmidt and
Orin Watts, both 18 years old, JSO each
for "swiping" an automobile last Octo
ber and "joy riding" In the machine.
Failing to pay their fines the boys will
go to Jail for fifty days. *
LOS ANGELES HERALD
MRS. ELLEN O'BRIEN
AND GREAT GRANDSON
LOST FOR TEN HOURS
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SUBURBANITES ASK FOR
NEW SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Many Applications at Board of
Education Show Rapid
Applications on file In the office of
Mark Keppel, county school superin
tendent, for forming new school dis
tricts, gives evidence of the rapid
growth of the suburban tracts sur
rounding Los Angeles.
Before a new school district can be
formed residents within Its proposed
boundaries must sign a petition pre
sented to the superintendent. At
fifteen children must reside in a dls
trlct-to-be before it Is entitled to be
come a school district.
Four petitions are at present on file
awaiting disposition. Superintendent
Keppel will first give a hearing at
which the residents of the prospective
district will be present and will then
make his recommendations to tb«
board if supervisors.
Portions of East Whittier and Little
lake, representing thirty children of
school age in the petition, have filed
application to become a school district
which probably will be called the Santa
Gertrudes district, m
Residents from Llewellyn and the
extreme eastern section of Long Beach
city, with forty-fly» children who are
from two to two and a half miles from
any school house, desire a school dis
Another school district probably will
be formed from a slice from the south
end of the present Sa*n Fernando school
district. Fifteen children of school
age living from nine to ten miles from
any school house would benefit from
this school district. It would be known
The Grahm school district also prob
ably will be divided. There are at pres
ent 500 children attending school in
the district. A short time ago there
were only 259. The new district would
be called the Russell district in hon
or of Judge L». M. Russell, who for
more than thirty years has been a
school trustee in that vicinity.
The Florence district recently was
divided and nt Watts a bond election
Is being called in order that the citi
zens may build a larger school house
In place df creating another district.
CHARGE FORMER AGENT WITH
ISSUING INTERSTATE PASS
The case of J. R. Washbum, former
station agent for the Atchlson, Topeka
& Santa Pc Railroad company at Vls
alia, who is charged with violating the
act of congress placing an interstate
pass over the company's lines at th»
disposal of his wife, Mamie French
Washbnrn, was heard yesterday be
fore United States Commisisoner Wil
liams. The case was continled over
for today. *
The case is unique in that it is one
of the first prosecutoins under the
charge to have been pressed since the
passing of the act by congress many
Washbum is alleged to have taken
advantage of his positoin as station
agent at Vlsalla for the railroad com
pany by giving his wife an interstate
pass from Albuquerque, N. M., to Vls
alia, Cal. The young woman is said
to have made the trip in 1909. She is
appearing as a witness in the case.
BROWNSON CLUB HOLDS
REGULAR MONTHLY DINNER
The regular monthly dinner of the
Brownson club was hold at the Hollen
beck hotel last evening. The affair waa
strictly Informal. The time after din
ner usually devoted to a paper on cur
rent situations was occupied In discus
sions on the political situations of to
duy by the varous members of the
The club is composed of college
graduates and students and is an or
ganization for literary and scientific
purposes. The membership Is limited
to forty men. W. 8. Rosecrans Is presi
dent of the club.
The next regualr meeting: will be held
at' the Hoi ion beck on the evening of
November 22, \
THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1910.
CASA VERDUGO ROW
Pacific Electric Refuses to Relin
quish Name of Old Span
The row which has been raging be
tween the Pacific Electric company
and C. A. Sow], who formerly ran Casa
Verdugo, a Spanish restaurant at the
terminus of the Glendale line, over the
question of the right of the traction
company to run the Inn under the name
of Casa Verdugo, Hie former, proprietor
claiming trade mark rights to the title,
is settled for the present as far as the
transportation corporation is concerned,
for it purposes to reopen the restau
rant on November 15 under its original
During the progress of the bankers'
convention a dispute arose between
Huntington's corporation and the
Sowls, and forthwith the company
gave notice that the Sowl lease would
terminate on November 1.
Sowl claimed he owned the name,
Casa Verdugo, asserting that his title
was clear by virtue of certain trade
mark rights he had applied for and
which were granted. The Pacific Elec
tric company denied* his assertion,
claiming that Casa Verdugo is also
the name of a postofflce station in the
vicinity and not susceptible to the
trade mark law.
The deposed head of the Spanish
restaurant then opened a dispensary
of Spanish dishes close to his former
location and named the place Casa
Now the electric corporation an
nounces that it will reopen the orig
inal Casa Verdugo. The question of
the ownership of the name will prob
ably be fought out in the courts.
Hi, Hill.!>!><» IS COMMENCED
A large gang of men is already at
work, rebuilding the dining room and
kitchens, while a force of workmen
has been put in the gardens and parks,
trimming and resetting trees and re
arranging walks and drives. More
than $15,000 wilY be expended in im
provements and additions to the prop
It is also the purpose of the com
pany to build an automobile park with
garage facilities for auto parties. An
immense refrigerating plant will also
be installed which will be capable of
holding whole beeves.
The new Casa Verdugo will be under
the management of J. R. Brabo, who
will install both American and Span
ish chefs, and an entirely new service
of napery, glass and silverware has
Immediately following the reopening
of the restaurant and rest rooms steps
will be taken by General Manager Mc-
Millan toward remodeling the whole
place. Thousands of dollars will be
expended by the company, it is said,
in building a modern hacienda which
will form a square with a great patio
in the center, shaded by the huge pep
per trees that now surround the house.
This new building will be constructed
of stucco with a tile roof.
In discussing the new project yes
terday General Manager McMillan
"We have gone so far as to have
the electric lighting system extended
to the property, for under the old ar
rangement the arrival of heavy cars
and the consequent demands upon the
current dimmed the lights in Casa Ver
dugo, and we intend to get around this
"The gardeners have orders to put
in the best park possible and the sup
ply houses have been given a free
hand. The silver will be as fine as that
in the Alexandria and the service will
not be excelled In all Southern Cali
SERVICE OF LIQIOK
"The question of the service of liquor
on the premises is one that we have
gone into. In the past there was com
plaint against the management on this
ground and the company was prac
tically forced for this reason to ter
minate the lease.
"As run by the company there will
be no drinks served except with bona
fide meals and all liquor will be served
on the premises.
"I am a resident of the neighborhood
myself and do not intend that any
question of propriety shall be raised,
for in the future the company will op
erate its own amusement places in ths
best style possible.
"There will be no attempt at first to
make money on tho operation of Casa
"Verdugo. That will come in time. Now
we want the. place popularized.
"We are going sp far that we -will
furnish guests with embossed station
ery for correspondence and will do
everything in our power to make Casa
Verdugo the best point of Interest on
the lines close to Los Angeles."
capitalists tour coast
Hiram, W. Sibley, with a party of
eastern capitalists who have been tour-
Ing the Pacific coast in the private car
Independence for »omo weeks, arrived
In Los Angeles yesterday. Tomorrow
they will start on the return for Chi
cago over the Santa Fe. A stop at
the irun<\ canyon will be made. The
pan t made the western trip over a.
northern route, .*
19 MASONIC LODGES TO
HONOR NEW GRAND MASTER
Nlnrtcon Masonic lodges of Los An
geles, with more than 6000 members),
will give a reception to the new grand
master of Masons of the state of Cali
fornia, Dana Reed Weller, in Masonic
temple, Pico and Flgueroa streets, to
morrow evening. Women aro invited
to be present on that occasion.
The program will consist of ad
dresses of welcome by the grand chap
lain, Dr. J. Sfl Thomson of this city,
and response by Grand Master Weller.
Thero will be music by the Scottish
Rite quartet, a vocal solo by Miss
Ward, a whistling solo by Irving J.
Mitcholl and a mandolin quintet of
orphan girls from the Masonic Or
plrins 1 home at San Gabriel. Dancing
NEGRO BOY CONFESSES
TO MANY PETTY THEFTS
'Little Jeff' Tells Probation Officer
of Articles and Eatables
"Little Jeff," a kinky-headed, black
faced boy, whose passion for apple pip
and doughnuts landed him in the juve
nile ward of the county Jail several
days ago on a charge of helping him
self to the stock in trade' of a Main
street bakery while the proprietor was
across the street for an ice cream soda,
made a complete confession to Proba
tion Officer McLaughlin of all the
things he had taken since "last Santa
Among the things which Little Jeff,
a nickname the jailers have given him,
couldn't keep his "paws" off were ar
ticles and eatables that would stock a
country general merchandise store.
- Jeff bocame busy, according to his
confession, shortly after the Christmas
chicken had been swept clean from the
family platter. He invaded the back
yards of busy housewives and carried
off everything detachable. A bull pup
with one eye mysteriously disappeared
from a family doorstep and Is chasing
cats somewhere out in the suburbs,
Jeff couldn't quite "reckon" where. A
wheelbarrow was sold to a Chinese
peddler and Hong Tow Is out four bits.
Soft-feathered chickens were sacked
and beheaded. Little Jeff lived high.
Then came apple pie and a big round
Like the Paris comic of a moving
picture film ran Little Jeff's career in
crime, even to the end. The public
began missing things. The sharp eyes
6t the probation officer "done got wise"
and Little Jeff was "pinched," jailed
and "came through."
Big. tears polished his black cheeks
yesterday. He rubbed them away, but
they came back again. The probation
officer gave him some good advice and
told him to try to make Christmas last
all through the year. Little Jeff prom
ised to be a better boy in the future,
and went back to his cell feeling bet
ter for the unburdening. It is said
around the county jail that they are
going to give him another chance.
EXPLAINS SCHOOL POLICY
TO THE FEDERATION CLUB
J. H. Francis, superintendent of city
schools, made an enthusiastic address
at the luncheon of the Federation club
yesterday noon on "The Value of Ef
ficiency and Determination In the
Schools." Mr. Francis outlined the
policy of the present administration in
endeavoring to bring the highest grade
of excellence to the school system.
Mr. Francis dwelt at length on the
aim of character building in the pub
lic schools, which he termed as one of
the principal aims of the schools and
which he said could be only gained
through efficiency in the schools. He
said that there were great institutions
in society for which the. Individual
must make preparations —the church,
home, state and vocation.
Mr. Francis spoke of the increased
efficie/icy of the schools and the en
largement along various lines during
the past few years to meet the increas
BOY KILLS YOUNG CHUM
WHILE PLAYING SOLDIER
HANFORD, Cal., Nov. 2.—While play
ing soldier today Jacob Hansford, a
12-year-old boy, was killed by his
chum, Cleo Blalock, aged 11, a son of
Rev. J. M. Blalock.
The boys had been using wooden
swords, but thinking these weapons
might be improved upon they obtained
a shotgun and rifle from the Blalock
house. Aiming at each other they
pulled the triggers, that of Blalock's
weapon answering flrat. Young Hans
ford's body was riddled with buckshot.
WILSON'S N. V TOUR SHORT
NEW YORK, Nov. 2.—ln return for
Secretary of Agrlcultura Wilson, whose
speaking tour In this state was cut
short by demands for his time in Ohio,
the Republican state campaign com
mittee will get the services of Wade
jr.mt. n< Ohio.
AT LARGE IN CITY
Satan Escapes After Coyly Pos
ing for His Picture at
A GREAT HUGGER, GIRLS!
Boa Constrictor That's Seeing
Los Angeles Sights Also
fond of Children
DESCRIPTION OF SATAN
Length, thirty feet.
Diameter, nine incite*.
Weight, 400 pounds.
Age, 107 years.
Complexion, just snake.
Satan is loose in Los Angeles. He is
crawling about, seeking whom he may
devour. Tim power* of righteousness
have been called to hunt down his sa
tanic majesty and should you locate
him—no, don't kill him; notify Luna
park of his whereabouts.
Keiigion does not enter into this tale; I
it is a Simon pure snake story, with
an ending to be told later.
The creature bearing the name of the
Prince of Darkness is a boa constrictor,
thirty feet in length, nine inches in di
ameter, weighing 400 pounds, aged 170
years, valued at $2500, which escaped
yesterday from Luna park after having
sumbitted to having his photograph
Satan has been peaceably appearing
in some sideshow somewhere down
town. Yesterday morning bll owner,
F. G. Kaufman, had the reptile taken
to Luna park with the idea of having
him photographed twined about a tree.
The ophidian was duly snot by the
camera man, and after the operation
was permitted to'bask in the sunshine.
His keepers deserted him for a few
moments, and with startling celerity
Satan put space between hlmself^and
the men in whose keeping he had been
It Is said that twenty men sought
the whereabouts of the reptile, but he
Is still listed as missing.
"He is a peaceable snake," says his
owner; "as docile as a lamb. He will
eat anything and is fond of children."
HOW YOU WIIX KNOW HIM
Mothers in the vicinity of Washing
ton and Main streets have their chil
dren under lock and key, for they are
not taking any chances on whose chil
dren the blc. stub-tailed python will
bestow his affections.
To the bacchanalian inclined it may
be remarked that if you see a snake
In your nocturnal perambulations —
don't got iiustered and rush away to
an anti-whisky institute and beg for
an injection of bi-ehloride of gold. You
haven't got 'em again. That snake
which you saw is a snake and not the
creature of mania a potu.
Boa constrictors, to which family the
now wandering Satan belongs, have a
great power for hugging. If you,
Gwendolyn, should feel a more than
gentle pressure about your waist as
you await the arrival of your swain,
don't coyly remark, "Now, Perclval,
don't you be so rough!" Take another
look—it may be Satan.
P. P. Sargent, manager of Luna park,
denies that the responsibility for the
escape of the big snake may be laid
at his door. He reluctantly consented
to the use of the park as a background
to photograph a 30-foot boa constrictor
on which the blight of wanderlust
might fall at any moment.
The owner of the snake immediately
notified the newspapers of the escape
of the monster python.
GETS INTO WRONG ROOM,
NOW MUST LEAVE CITY
Because he got into a woman's room
instead of his own at the Hotel Vogel,
Broadway and Seventh street, and re
fused to leave the room, declaring he
was not in the wrong room, Michael
Blucston must leave the city by Satur
day or go to jail for ninety days.
Blueston was arrested on the night of
September 28 and his case camo up
for trial before Judge Williams in the
University court yesterday morning.
After several jurors had been selected
the defendant decided to plead guilty
to a charge of disturbing the peace.
Judge Williams sentenced htm to nine
ty days, but suspended the sentence on
B'ueston's promise to leave the city by
WORKMAN, RUN OVER BY A
TRAIN, DIES OF INJURIES
P. C. Chamberlain, a painter, 65 years
old, whose home was at 417 Sunset bou
levard and who was run over by a Los
Angeles-Pacific freight train Tuesday
night, died in the receiving hospital
early yesterday morning.
The train cut off the victim's legs
and he received internal injuries. The
accident occurred on the tracks in
front of the barns. Sunset boulevard
and North Broadway.
The body was removed to Pierce
Bros.' undertaking establishment. The
inquest will be held this morning at 10
ALLEGED PICKETER'S TRIAL
GOES OVER TO NEXT YEAR
The case against Alphonse Staffan, a
metal worker, charged with picketing
at the Baker iron works August 8, was
put over In Justice Prederickson's court
yesterday morning until January 4,
1911, in order to allow the court to dis
pose of other cases considered more
pressing. A venire of talesmen sum
moned for duty In the trial was dis
charged. - ■■
Staffan Is scheduled to appear in
Judge Rose's court Friday on a similar
charge. In this instance he was ar
rested August 5 for violating the pick
CUSTOMS MEN ARRESTED
ON SMUGGLING CHARGE
HONOLULU, Nov. 2.—Opium valued
at $2000 found In the trunk of a pas
senger on the steamer Mongolia on her
arrival here from San Francisco has
been seized by United States District
Attorney Robert Breckons.
Two customs officials have been ar
rested for complicity in the attempt
to smuggle the drug. Recent seizures
of opium at this port aggregate |20,Q00
in vfllua. •
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250 Suits in This Sale Today
fMany Have Been
( j#pfeßeduced $10.50
/^|% One-Third 1^
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j/7^r£i«HrSP* that have been brought forward this sea
*£&2tsMM^a son— m the popular mannish mixtures.
jr '"da Suits for small women, in regular sizes,
f-~i 'fl and large women will find this a great
ff"*^ 11 opportunity, for there is a remarkable se
fflk I lection of suits.
ipf-p-'r —Black suits, blue serge suits, and some
. '■".'; of brown and fancy mixtures.
!M J [ —All tailored models with satin lined
Iji. |[j i 1 coats, full pleated skirts and some panel
ill | I styles.
i iVI H ■ I —At no time this sea/son have we been able
i '$>■ M I i| to offer such an excellent collection of suit*
iV amm I ■ W at ono Price—sl2.so.
,\Mgi^ |1 -Some of them nearly %, others 1-8 under
VjS I 8 i ft 1,1 regular price.
, VSj HI 11 11 —If you Intend buying a suit, even in tho
s^l^Bj I *- next few months, you cannot afford to miss
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Do You Want a Sunken Garden?
Do You Want a Hill-Side Site?
You can get contours, most fertile soil, and
other advantages that will make the finest gar
dens in the county at Verdugo Canyon. Beauti
ful view, salubrious climate, finest natural parks
in Southern California.
Landscape engineers and artists will say
Verdugo Canyon is the place for you.
35 minutes to city by electric line.
Large villa lots, low prices and easy terms.
You have only to see this property to say it
is the most charming place.
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STATE SUNDAY SCHOOL
CONVENTIUN TO MEET
Bible Class to Have , Evening
SANTA ANA, Nov. 2.—The arrange
ments for the state Sunday school con
vention to be held here November 9,
10 and 11 have been completed. The
programs indicate a genuine feast in
famous speakers and the exposition of
modern and successful Sunday school
methods. Among the speakers will be
Marion Lawrence of Chicago and W.
N. Hartshorn of Boston.
Among the state workers will be
Bishop Bell of Los Angeles, Dr. Bell
of San Francisco, -Dr. Matt Hughes of
Pasadena, Prof. John G. Hill of U. S.
C and many state officers of the Sun
day School association. This conven
tion is expected to surpass any held in
Southern California, both in interest
and in numbers. Twelve hundred dele
gates and many visitors will be present.
Twin meetings have been arranged, one
at the First Presbyterian church and
the other at the First Methodist.
Among the striking features will be
a narade of the adult Bible classes of
Southern California Thursday evening.
ARREST MAN WANTED IN
TEXAS ON FELONY CHARGE
Within a few hours after the sheriff's
office had been advised by Sheriff Bed
ley of Mldlin, Tex., that Lester H.
Hamilton, supposed to be in I>os An
geles, was wanted at Alpine, Texas, on
a felony charge, Deputy Sheriff Crow
ley with a description of the man, had
arrested Hamilton on Main street.
The prisoner will be taken south by
the Texas sheriff, who will arrivo in
I<oa Ansrelea within a few da; j
JUDGE ASSERTS POLICE
SPY SYSTEM IS WRONG
Court Declares Men Lower Them
selves to Level of Women
In the opinion of Police Judge Cham- ■
bers "police spies" responsible for tha
arrest of women who are brought into
court and fined on the testimony of
tho men connected with the police spy
system, lower themselves to the level
of the women by the methods they,
admit they employ in securing the ar
In disposing of a number of cases in
his court Judge Chambers, after im
posing Hues, took occasion to express
his views on the police spy system.
He declared that although it was
necessary and right for him to imposo
fines in the cases of the women in
question he was entirely in sympathy
with the decisions in other states that
the testimony of witnesses who were
directly party to offenses is not relia
In the cases of arrests of women by
police spies, who secured their evi
dence by directly placing themselves
in the path of such women as ordinary
citizens. Judge Chambers declared that
the prisoners were in reality— least
from a moral point of view—no mora
culpable than the men themselves.
According to the sentiments ex*
pressed by the court the mere testi
mony of the police spies should not be
sufficient to secure the conviction of
the women. In the cases before him,
however. Judge Chambers declared
other evidence, entirely foreign to that
given by the arresting officers, waa
sufficient to prove that the women
were guilty of the misdemeanors
charged and that It became the duty
of tho court to intact the usual pen
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