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HOME PRODUCT Formal Opening of an Ex hibit of Importance MUSIC AND SHORT SPEECHES MERCHANTS AND MAUNFACTUR ERS' ASSOCIATION'S WORK Mayor Snyder Makes a Few Remarks and Is Followed by Several Prominent Citizens The permanent exhibit of home prod ucts of the Merchants and Manufac turers' association was formally opened i last evening in the vast hall formerly , occupied by Meyberg Bros, on Mainj street. It now rests with the women of Los Angeles whether this exhibit shall remain a permanent one or not. If they will it that home products shall be patronized in preference to those that come from other sections or other states, then the success of the venture Is assured and the advancement of home manufacture must result. The foundation for this permanent ex hibit was laid six months ago when the Merchants and Manufacturers' associa tion appointed a special committee known as the home product committee. of which Mr. J. O. Kuepfli was chair-, man. Its purpose was to inaugurate ai campaign in behalf of home industry. As a preliminary step this committee j caused the printing of several thousand j display cards, each one carrying a senti ment with reference to home Industry. These were distributed in the retail, stores. The same committee next de cided to undertake a thorough canvass! Of the city, which was districted off. Six lady canvassers were engaged for the purpose and sent out on a house to house mission with literature bearing on the subject. During tin ir many journeys they used their eloquence with the housewives and ladies at the homes visited. They asked theie to sign a pledge by which they guaranteed to patronize home products thereafter whenever it was possible. Not less than 5000 such pledges were th.- r.-sult of the lady canvassers' labors, which are now on file in the office of the Merchants and Manufacturers' association. Over 15, --000 pieces of literature were distributed by them. Having thus created a strong public sentiment in favor of the home prod uct the committe suggested t > the board of directors of the association that in order to give the public an object les son, which could only carry with it suc cess, and to demonstrate what is really manufactured here, it would be neces sary to establish a permanent exhihit of such products. The suggestion was acted upon and its execution entrusted to the exhibit committee, of which Mr. H. H. Herron is the chairman, It was carrieid out successfully with the co operation of P. J. Zeehandelaar, secre tary of the association, who has devoted all his time, energy and knowledge to lhe furtherance of the plans of Messrs. Koepfie and Herron's committees. Yes terday's success and the assurance that the home products exhibit will be per manent are in a great measure to be credited to the untiring energy and per severance of Mr. Zeehandelaar, Los Angeli s is the first city in the I'nited States where such an exhibit, tc be free to the public, has been inaugu rated. In connection with the exhibit there will be in the back part of tin, hal! which extends from Main street cleat through to Los Angeles, a produce ex change where daily calls will lie had an-: posted. Among the many reasons why honv industries should be patronised there i. one which will strike Inane more surely than any other. There are in this cit> not less than 20,000 families. Supposing that each family spends on an average of $10 per week for necessaries, thai means at least $200,000 spent every weeV for actual necessities of 1 if.-. Of tliii $200,000, $100,000 is spent for raw mate rial; at least $75,000 for labor, and th bulance Is used as profit to the manu facturer and retailer. This does let In elude cleric hire and other expenses in cumbent upon the manufacturer oi merchant in the management of hi. business. The lower floor of the exhibit contain! 65 booths, of which a large number ha; already been taken by the followinj manufacturers: Bishop & Co., crackers, candies and pre served fruits. liaker Iron works, machinery, engines etc. Los Angeles Furniture company, furni ture and brlo-a-brac. Paraffine Paint company, roofing ant: rooting material. Mrs. J. W. Smith, artificial flower an<; Shell work. Los Alamitos Sugar company, sugar. Craig, Stuart & Co., spices and baking powder. George Steckel. photography. Los Angeles Gas and Electric Fixture company, gas and electrical supplies, brass goods, etc. Flowers Rubber company, rubber hose, valves, etc. Bowles Bros. & Co., self-rising buck wheat ftonr. Baker & Hamilton, agricultural Imple ments. Agricultural Chemical works, fertil izers, etc. I.os Angeles Metal company, metal. M. A. Xewmark & Co.. Fox's health food and Fulcan baking powder. P&cilic creamery, condensed milk. James Hills' Sons & Co.. olives, pickles, etc. Harrison & Dickson, brooms, baskets and chairs. Chtno Valley Sugar company, sugar. R, \v. I'ridham. paper boxes, bookbind ing, printing, etc. Southern California Macaroni company, macaronis. H. Simmons, photography. Morris Conn & Co.. suspenders and over alls. Crystal Rock Salt Mining company, salt. Pi enter Roil Paper company, roofing iup plles. Erkenhrecher Soap company, soaps. Southern California Cracker company, crackers and candies. Hawley. King & Co., carriages, wagons and bicycles. Maier X Zobelein brewery, home-made beer. Parisian Cloak company, cloaks, dresses, waists, etc. Hlpollta & Maatara. Qermatn Frull company, veda anil flower*. Blanchard Planoeompany, pianos. Maybarg Hros.. Iras ami electric lixturps. Tlio factory of Meyberg Bros., fras and electric fixture?. Is connected by a door with the exhibit. This door had been thrown open to the public for the occa sion, and the mndus operandi of manu facturing brass fixtures could be ob served by the public, as the mechanics were all hard at their trade. The exhibit contains also a public tel ephone, well-arranged office* for Sec retary Zeehandelaar and the board of A GLIMPSE DOWN THE HALL lirectors, and a comfortable ladies' sit ing room. The entrance to the hull is lecorated with small potted date palms nd tree ferns. In the middle of the ex libit ls a double aquarium, with foun ain embedded in a mass of palmettos, ems and potted flowers. I'pstalrs there ,ill be an art gallery, and there is a tand for an orchestra. The place Is ighted up by six 2000-candle arc and 260 ncandeseent lights. At the formal opening last evening an rchestra rendered a select program, and liter Mr. R. F. Herron introduced the nayor and the representatives of the loard of trade and chamber of com nerce, who had come to give their moral upport to the Merchants and Manu facturers' association's spirited venture, ie then announced the opening of the >ermnnent home product exhibit, after laving apologized for whatever might itill be lacking in it. this being solely due to the anxiety of the committee having the matter in charge to inaugurate the exposition upon the anniversary of the discovery of gold in California. President F. L. Baker praised the ex hibit committee for its faithful labors, and introduced Hon. M. P. Snyder, may or of the city, who briefly addressed the assembly as follows: It lias sometimes occurred to me that we of Southern California do not fully appre ciate that we live in the most perfect land under the sun. where all the condi tions of life are the most favorable. We who have resided here for a few years cannot help being impressed with the truth of this, and It seems to me that it should be the personal duty of evry fortunate res ident of Southern California to aid in the dissemination of facts regarding It. Tin' Merchants and Manufacturers' as sociation is an important factor in this im portant work, and the City of Los Angeles is to be congratulated that It possesses so enterprising and progressive a body. We know that every day brings its renewed health ami vigor. Here, by reason of per fect health, man occupies a high plane. With more energy and a large ambition, which enables him to accomplish great re sults. He conceives and carries out large I enterprises to add to the general fund of pleasure and prosperity. This, the opening night of a permanent home products' exhibition in the City of j Los Angeles, is a most notable epoch in the history of phenomenal progress. When the | old settlers—the pioneers—stop for a mo ment to think of tho past, they scarce be lieve what they see today Is real. Some times it seems a dream to me. when my mind carries me back to those days when this was a sleepy pueblo, a town of scat tered adobes and a handful of hardy, con tented people. How different from today. THB FOr.VTAIN LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 23, 1898 You Can't ResistTheseClear- ance Offers on Dress Stuffs V 7' ■ i Wt " make tliesf P rices but once a year That ' s a strong statement, but \j / « / 1 L^Js>^fi^ > I ' l very ta ' nt ' c ' ea ot tlie ma S nituc ' e ot tlie offers when you consider the xJL( ' 1 !^^^i^^^^>>^ J great variety and the style and weave of every piece. ' L OW Prices Usually Mean Cheap Qualities Our Clearance Sale==A Horn of Plenty vsfs&Sa*s>*«r* 80ods ,h " have , Just a few of the many things for this week's buying— The saving on all needed things is decided and emphatic. _ . . This is decisive business we are engaged in. We are determined that all surplus stock shall disappear by Colored Dress Fabrics next Saturday night—regardless of the sacrifice. Thus these prices that mean quick and ready selling. Just a 75c novelties, 46-in.,-SURPLUS FOR ready clearance at., ,25c YD. word of exhortation SOe 3S-IN. MIXTURES, CHECKS, ETC., A LATE ARRIVAL PRICE... ,25c YD. woru or exnoiration. Y(HjR CHOICE ()F 75c gJc MOO FANCY 50 . 1N GOO DS AT s oc YD. Don't Hesitate==Only Six Days More aw»J5 wi&=fta Lsl*icl\ Dress Goods Prices have been revised; stocks have been adjusted; goods have been arranged and extra salespeople poMPAnouR sumNo 40 . 1N handsome, at 25c YD. employed. It's the crisis of a great effort. 4oe PLAIN ALL WOOL SERGE, CLEARANCE AT .".'.... 30c YD. Of course you want some of the good things, but there is no time now to hesitate. 75c silk finished Henrietta. 4<".-in., price 45c yd. Everything will sro this week. 'Tis not 'so much a question of how much you want but rather how si.oo grade priestleY'S wool grenadine. 42-in 48c yd. miirk vnn rin <rei it The nartieiilar*— ss> -' STORM SERGE, HEAVY QUALITY. 48-IN., AT 69c YD. quicic you can get it. Ine particulars— ?100 SILK GLORIA> 42 . 1N | FOR clearance at soc yd. Si.so CENTEMERI KID GLOVES, ONLY WO PAIRS FOR SELLING, AT 93c »t.aS BLACK BROCADE MOHAIR. soc, ONLY 2 PIECES AT 85c YD. JSC EIDERDOWNS, ALL COLORS, STRIPED, 27-in., FOR 21c yard ..... w . tresh - stock _ wi | l not keeD stale goods. That method 25c WHITE WOOL FLANNEL, 27-in., NON-SHRINKING, 15c a yard Reserve our supply o/ m „ ter Silks ls more than the d 9. t • i ■ • CI I mand. While they are tresh and desirable, we'll cut the price. laoie Linen samples g e( j y ne n We want fresh goods next season. BLEACHED— Of CiPHI-IJn PfICCS SHEETS— / It's profitable store keeping prices for you. Clearance Price 25c vi vieau up uiwwo Clearance Price 30c These hints about it: Damask Patterns, CRASH _ 4 „ ironed; sell usu . Jsc PLAIN CHANGEABLE ri. a ».r. Mr. lor At 3iC Yd 2f^ ta *5S2X . £ or RUSTLING TAFFETA 50c YD. S KHri* all Linen CrashZ" 5c mdc ' * Clearance Price 35 c 50c PLAIN CHANGEABLE LIN- DarnSk w3Ssc ' T nwPl Sf. 7-4 plain torn by the thread; P*4Lj&< J ING SILK AT 40c YD. Damask, \\ as ox TOWELS- sells at 45c jt V GujQ^7 51.25 BROCADE SILK, EVENING Clearance Price 50c A f Iftf- a heavy pure linen Huck Clearance Price 41c _ // v shades at 75c yd 6oc all Linen German Damask. *J , £4 dry ironed, of fine cotton, , $ BLACK GROS-GRAIN 22 INS.. AT. .''.'!!..*.*.*!!*..'.' 88c YD. PrirP fi<r At ,2 * C * 10 ° BLACK BROCADE GROS-GRAIN. AT 77c YD. Clearance Price 65c HENRIETTA MUSLIN- * Clearance Price 43c 5i.25 SOFT-FINISHED, PLAIN COLORED TWILLED SILK, 85c tine Satin Damask, 66111 wide I nnniuci ia muouiii 9.4 sheets, ready to use, p tNC AT DC .,, At ft'r i/H FuUy yard wide , vnrth cc f 241 Mb., Al »5C C S7ce Price 22 He H „ , N ° w49 < ,L J**, «* . k Strictly ill Linen 54-in. wide, AJV " 3m ''-' 10-4 plain, ot tine muslin; val-j Cheney Bros.' Printed India and Fine'Mousseline De Soie Silk, in beau the 35c sort 5C V(l Jffi nrf'f s.'v r 1 ued at 600 I Armure Silk, 24 ins.; has been gl.oo tiful evening shades and 36 ins. wide; Clearance Price 30c pequot sheetinS-' " i and^2s - 1 worth seeio& soon ' Anlrish£Unen;was4sc;«sBin. v . , A amount; g^JSs- « . PTI Clearance Price 37 l-2c Al lOC yO quickes twaytoies-. r Dress Trimmings Linings Our regular 50c linen; 62-inch sen it, lessen the price from 20c. wedrdnte mte si e _ „ . , heavy Irish Damask ! DUCK SUITING- ot g™^ c ' P late - 45x36 = Including new black Mohair Russian J^a^gJ^.' 3 3 1 C y J RE r D- p . 1Q At 9C Yd aS 3 „l Clearance Price 10c blous f' sets bead Jackets and lsc Fibre chamois-".' -V.'. '.6c yd Clearance Price 19c colors-handsome skirttng material. ■ 45x36 hemmed, Dimity edge, garnitures in black and colors, to 12 1-2 Silesia 7c yd Thoroughly oil boiled Turkey red, RED FLANNEL _ ' was.sc ' doseout, 10c Rustle, 36 in 7i-2cyd A # tQr The usual 30c grade of all Clearance Price 12 l-2c , , 4 _, 15c double face. Selesia 10c yd d • n« n Al wool medicated flannel. 54x36in. plain hem'd, was2oc| Some 1 -3, Others 1-2 Less Fancy Satin Waist Lining lscyd Clearance Price 90c a Dozen _ J • I 6 } 51.25 French quality, colored Important The first of any border, an Linen, very heavy Clearance of a Great Batch==Everything Women Need Happenings £?S^aiS«tS Latest News Some more fresh Here - S a j amiary ro und-up indeed—and not a black sheep in the crowd. Everyone is marked for slaughter— \ in Draperies of e this week erf Of Silk and ance tire We'll Priced for immediate dearance - I several cases of Lace curtains. One Wool Waists overlook ' n oth. Notions Wrappers Knit Underwear I box alone contained ing. All surplus Stuff Shall be con- Hair Pins, very heavy, a cabinet.... 5c HtSSc-Of Percale in red. blue and ' 250 Pairs sumed - even if we have to pour Tar soa*.extra Urge cakes. 4c blacfc, prettily trimmed in fancy Each, SLSO, f.oo ami yhat (he maker on some oil of little prices to make it M^ty 8 nSSsftK.\\\\\'. tU $1.00--Of Flannelettes, fleace j at 75c. We put all of them on sale disappear. Writing Paper and Envelopes.per box 7c lined in blue, red or black, neatly $| >00 Each—S3.2s to S2OO Union I Monday at My, won't Shell Side Combs, per pair 2c trimmed. Suits for Ladies, of all wool Fifty Cents a Pair SiLiT, Good Corset steels, colors 5c I IndnrakMa riuy wenis it fair mere ne a Hooks and Eyes, good quality lc ' J , nt 10c 20c and 25c children's heaw, j They are ot Nottingham Lace, 3 1-2 Combustion 3 cakes Buttermilk Soap, b0x,,.'... 10c lit fl. 19—Of all wool, fancy Stripes, fleece-lined Vests and Pantalets ; yards long in good width, with Strom? V- when the Black Leather Belts, each 7c red and white, blue and white, gar- ; t . "[> 5 .j. «» match touches Metal Trimmed Purses 23c net and pink -always Si.so. Hnsierv lappCO eoges, CCru or wniie. is pile Black sea. purses 23c At the Corset Counter nos,ery :Wj t - From this VjCM*' l 7 0 Rubber DreSS Shields 5c , 39c —A Corset of heavy twill in At 8 1.3c-ChiUWs fine ribbed Hose, VOUC a 11 !'», '/i ll Wool Waists ? LaceS drab, well boned, in sizes 23 to 30, double knees and soles L H Kst Heavy PiHow Lace, P er yard 3c D ? c C i°, Se ° Ut At 25c-Ladies' fleece-lined, siik fin- S fi m ~.,.,,1 Torchon Lace, t inch wide lc BUSTLES ished, doubly protected: were 35c. <STT >*?,4 U P at easy ■Ms'/ >auiiAicu Butter and White Lace, 3 in. to 9 in. 7c An elepant line now on sale at 25c. • r Vi>6,' miv W >l with Extra values in same, 5 in. to 12 in. 10c CORSET SHIELDS Gloves Y/<IWW [0' P f-/ " oil - Veilings Called Century, special at 25c. VQ?> Ml l"St as high Every Wool Waist Fancy navy blue and brown, at, vrd. 5c C ; ; The . " f those Maggioni—P. Cente- as you fan- From 1-4 to 1-2 Less Odd lot Chemisettes with Collar at.tOc S lADIFS lISTfN men-Saturday was br.sk, but there are cy or your ..... , .„ _ . . , I enough left for an announcement today. \ v 'Til YmC- 1 a 1 Embroidery We arefully prepared for allklndsof! Tne regular ft . so glove to all shades and 7i nVV U--*lfflf Pocketbook $J 5U waists tor Clearance at is. 10 e r „ Van 1 accordion or knite pleatini;. Prices . " „ . , , , ... . ~ IA ■ will nermit $3.75 Waists for Clearance at $2.75\ ocaiaru C very reasonable The January No of sizes, scolloped m plain wrists and small j\ \ "7 permit. $4.00 Waists lor Clearance at $3.00 Your choice, until they're sold, of tOc. 15c. < the American Queen is here. Will buttons. Until this allotment is sold, your *~^^?ZL 5 , Every Waist is of all wool, some ! f^\Z & 9& SPsSS n^ ribers a " J P .ease take ; choice 01 HER SORTS plain, some plaids, some silk striped, j stocks. Nothing hurt about them but the i At 93c Tambours, $2.25 and Up some pleated, some yoked, but every i r>"'«. ' Irish Point Start* at $6 one in the latest cut of the Russian ... , ' ' This is an unusual choosing in these We have a city of about 110,000 people, a city of handsome buildings, a city of wealth, culture and relinement—the cpreen city of the great west. Everywhere is heard the noise and bus tle of a metropolis. There are all kinds of factories, and the number is increasing rapidly, so rapidly as soon to entitle Los Angeles to classilleation with the great manufacturing centers of the United States. A large percentage of the con sumers' supplies are manufactured here. Business is being kept right at horn". Even the material for our big steel blocks Is turned out at home. It is these con ditions that will force Los Angeles ahead and make it a Chicago. This permanent home products' exhi bition, the work of that grand organiza tion, the Merchants and Manufacturers' association, will do incalculable good. It will act as a stimulus to home industries. It will ever keep before the eye of the consumer the fact that Los Angeles can produce as good an article as any other section of the country. It will keep money at home. Every one of us should help along th.. good work. 1 know that every member of the city government js heartily in sym pathy with the efforts of the Merchants and Manufacturers' association, and win at all limes be found ready and willing to place his shoulder to the wheel of prog ress. I want to state right here that the Mer chants and Manufacturers' association is proving itself one of the greatest factors in the upbuilding of the City of Los An geles. It is engaged In a noble work. Per mit me to say. In conclusion, that I wish for this undertaking unbounded success and that T bespeak for it the hearty sup port of every good citizen. J. S. Slauson. representing the cham ber of commerce, said that many mem bers of the Merchants and Manufactur ers' association had been honored mem bers of the chamber of commerce once upon a time. They had not left it in a spirit of rivalry but with the high and laudable intention of building up a very useful new Institution. He alluded to the magic of the manufacturer, who converts inert material into valuable im plements and illustrated his remarks by referring to some of the exhibits in the hall. The brewer, soapmaker, gasfitter, creameries and others all came in for some of his pithy observations, all of which were spicy and humorous. He was followed by P. M. Daniels, president of the board of trade, who be lieved that the permanent exhibition of home products must be a great factor in the building up of the commercial future of Southern California. The ladies should imbue themselves with this idea and patronize home products solely, whenever possible. There was no telling what good results would come from such a course. The one chief factor in the development of this section consisted just in this. He was certain that the co-operation of the women of Los An geles would ensure the success of the home produetß exhibit. If they did not help it with their good will it would re sult in failure. Col. Harrison Gray Otis, who was in the hall, having been requested to say a few words, spoke briefly and to the point. He remarked that the exhibit might be developed into something very creditable to Los Angeles. When our people undertake anything earnestly they are sure to make a success of It. In the speaker's judgment, there was no spot on this continent which had before it such a brilliant future as had Los Angeles today. Her soli was productive, the climate unexcelled, the communica tions good, the people enterprising, and with such a multiplicity of advantages we might be reasonably sure within the next ten years of a development that would astonish the world. Tomorrow at 2 p. m. the parade ln cel ebration of the discovery of gold, under the auspices of the Merchants and Man ufacturers' association will take place, and in the evening a free concert from | 8 toll, will be given at the home products [ exhibit. The concourse at the exhibit last night was considerable and as entrance could only be gained by invitation the whole function was characterized by a decor um which might not have been so notice able if there had been no sort of a check upon admissions. Light refreshments had been provided under the direction of Christopher, the caterer. THE SOLAR ECLIPSE Photographs Taken by Observers in British India TALNI, British India (between Am rasti and Nangpu), Jan. 22.—The obser vation of the eclipse of the sun today by K. W. Maunder and C. T. Walte was most successful. The sky was perfectly clear and the light during the middle of the totality equalled a full moon. Tho generalshapeof the sun's corona was the same as during the eclipse of 1886 and that of 1896. The corona extended over two diameters from the sun, and Its greatest extent was along the sun's equator. Photographs were obtained on a scale of 4-5 inch to the sun's diameter, and also on the scale of 1-10 Inch to get the coronal extensions. The spectrum of the chronosphere and its prominence was successfully observed with an opera glass fitted with a direct vision prism in one of the eye-pieces. The three photographs of the corona were obtained on a scale of 7-10 inch to the sun's dia meter and also on the scale of 1-10 inch. Good spectrum photographs were ob tained. The spectrum of the flash was obtained with a prismatic camera and a six-inch telescoue. The Lick Observatory party, under Professor Campbell, wires that the sky is clear and that observations have been successful. The light in the middle of totality was greater than the full moon, and the general shape of the corona was similar to the eclipses of 1886 and 1896. It extended to the distances nearly 2 diameters from the sun. The greatest extension was along the line of the sun's equator. GLADSTONE'S HEALTH So Bad the Great Man Longs For Death CANNES, Jan. 22.—Mr. and Mrs. Glad stone drove out at noon today, j/lva. Gladstone was helped down the steps into the carriage by a nurse and valet. Mr. Gladstone wore a thick overcoat with the collar turned up and a soft hat, exposing his cheeks and eyes. He de scended the steps in the slowest manner, leaning heavily upon a stick and using the balustrades, and was lifted into the carriage. Then he was wrapped in furs. The alarming rumors concerning Mr. Gladstone's health were further con firmed today. He is extremely weak and so dejected as a result of neuralgic pains that he expressed a desire that all were over. Rebellion Rampant NEW YORK, Jan. 22.—A dispatch to the Herald from Panama says: The following dispatch has been re ceived here from President Eloy Alfaro of Ecuador under a Quito date: "Our enemies are endeavoring to in vade our country from the south, but they fear the government of Peru, which has promised this country to prevent any violation ot the neutrality law." Advices by wire from Guayaquil state that Ecuador is seriously threatened with a revolution against President Alfaro. A large armed body, headed by exiled chiefs of the Clerical and Con servative parties now in Peru, has gath ered at the frontier, and will attempt to invade the Ecuadorian Province of Loja. Both Ecuador and Peru are putting forth every effort to prevent the threat ened invasion. The Clark Murder ST. HELENA, Cal., Jan. 22.—The In quest in the matter of the Clark murder was called at 11:45 this morning, and Mrs. Clark, wife of the murdered man, was on the stand till 1:15 p. ro., when an adjournment was taken until after the funeral was held. The testimony was most revolting, the witness admitting that the prisoner is the father of one or more of her children. She testified that the prisoner threatened to get her hus band out of the way that he might marry her, and that she promised to marry him should anything happen to her hus band. George Clark, the suspected mur derer, had proposed marriage to her many times recently. A Durrant Echo OAKLAND, Jan. 22.—Rev. Edwards Davis, the poet preacher, has filed his unconditional resignation with the trus tees of the Central Christian Church, the same to go into effect on Sunday next. This action is said to have re sulted from the trouble which arose at San Quentln when Durrant was hanged. It ls authoritatively stated that Rev. Mr. Davis will leave the ministry at once, taking either to the legitimate stage or lecture platform. Leagued Swindlers CHICAGO, Jan. 22—While looking up evidence against W. H. Blose, a ticket broker, the police have found ln one office bogus passes, mostly editorial, which apparently represented $60,000, that had been secured from unsuspecting strangers. The discovery has led to the belief that a band of swindlers in the guise of ticket brokers ls in existence in Chicago and reaping a harvest by tha sale of bogus tickets.