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READY FOR ELKS FROM SALT LAKE ANTLERED GUESTS DUE IN . CITY TODAY Stops Will Be Made at San Bernardino and Riverside, and Then a Royal Reception In the Metropolis Today the antlered herds nre coming -600 Elks from Salt Lake City. ' Lou Angeles niul sister rltles are ready to honor thn brotherhood. Advices received by tho city f might and passenger agent of the Salt Lake as to the Invasion Indicate th;it It will be one of the largest parties yet han dled by the new routp. The excursion will run In two trains an sections two nnrl tlireo of the ins ular dverland, due here in the morning. The excursion trains ore exported to reach San Bernardino about 8 o'clock, nnd will remain there t two hours. A similar stop will be made in Riverside, when the train* will come to this city. The first train will curry eleven Pull mans beside a diner, coach and bag gage car, while the second train will carry eight standard Pullmans, a din er and a coach. Pioneers and Others The San Bernardino Elks, who will have charge of the program, have In vited Mayor H. M. Barton and thn members of the city council to take j:art In the welcome of the visitors, the board of trade will also join hnniis with the Elks and the members of the merchants' association will lend assist ance in making the day a big one. The Pioneer society, with its sturdy souls, will also figure conspicuously in the proceedings. Riverside has also planned elaborate arrangements to make the Utahans feel at home In Southern California. Due Monday Afternoon The local committee who were ap pointed to secure quarters for the visitors were busy securing additional quarters to those thnt have been secured at the Alexandria hotel, when a tele gram came saying that the number of excursionists had been increased by over 280 to what was originally ex pected. Exalted Ruler Rufus G. R. Cleveland spent several days last week in Los Angeles making arrangements, but re turned to Salt Lake City to accompany his brothers) of the "antlered herd" on their journey. The party is accompanied by J. L. Moore, district passenger agent for the Salt Lake road. Other F'ks Join It Is not alone the Elks from Utah wh6 have determined to visit the land of sunshine and flowers but delegations from Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and Montana are coming. On Monday evening the chamber of commerce will give a public reception for the entertainment of the guests. The local lodge will be hosts "Wednes day night at the lodge rooma, where a class will be initiated. The reception of Monday •will be for; the public in general. Doors of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Ext position hall will be thrown open at 7:30. The reception will continue from 8 to 10 o'clock. Ladles are expected In large num bers. Salt Lake made such a fine host last Bummer that a large outpouring is anticipated. PREACHER HAS FAILINGS; ' DITTO THE CONGREGATION BOYLE. HEIGHTS PASTOR ANA. LYZES BOTH Men and Not Pygmies Are Needed. 'Ther World Looks to the Ministry for Good Examples, and Woe if They Fall "The Ideal Preacher" was the topic of Rev. "Walter D. Martin, pastor of the Boyle Heights Christian church, yesterday morning. He said in part: ■ "Having: spoken last Sunday of 'The Ideal Congregation,' it seems fitting today to speak of 'The Ideal Preacher.' And I am sure we shall find just as large a field for observation and com ment upon the latter subject as upon the former. . ' "The- congregation has Its fallings, 10 has the preacher. • But we may have an ideal for both toward which we should ever strive. - , "The ■ idal preacher will vary, no doubt, in the minds of different per sons. However, we should aim at the divine ideal or scriptural ideal. ; "Let us try to view the preacher with unprejudiced minds and see if we can tell • what it takes to make an ideal preacher. "But, as I have Indicated, my ideal niay differ somewhat from yours. "He should be a man among men. We should remember that the preacher is a man and not an angel. Peter said to Corneliuß, who prostrated himself before him, 'I, myself also am a man.' And- Paul said to the people of Lystra when they would sacrifice to him and Barnabus as gods: 'We also are men of like passions with you.' "The Ideal preacher -should be a man and not a I pygmy. He should be a manly man, and exemplary/, man. The world looks, to the preacher I for a good example and woe be unto him if they do not find it. . ■. v> 1 "He should be a man with a mes sage of good news, "jesus said: 'Go preach the gospel,' and the gospel is good news. "If ever there was a man with a message it ought to be the preacher of the gospel.' And the man who poses as a preacher and does not preach the gospel has either lost his message or never -had one. By the gospel I mean just what Paul says the gospel is In the k fifteenth chapter of First Corin thians. "lie should be a man of faith and prayer. Certainly the leader of < Joel's people ought 'to be a man of strong faith and earnest prayer. He should believe ; the word of Qod. Doubting Thomases .< and unbelieving- . critics do not '• make " ideal preachers, "The ideal preacher, my Ideal preacher J» a man ol simple, obedient, Los Angeles Herald. OFFICIALS PLANNING FOR THE VISITING ELKS George Goldsmith chtld-llke faith and of fervent effectual prayer. ."Ho should be« a man of large vision. Like Paul, he will not be dis obedient to the heavenly i vision. He will be optimistic always, believing that God's word will not return to him void but accomplish that whereunto He sent It. "But to come to some very practical things in closing, "The Ideal preacher will appear be fore the people ns becometh his high railing. Out of the pulpit he will keep himself properly clothed and in his right mind. He will be dignified but not stiff and will move freely among the people. "He will be n. faithful, Bhepherd or pastor, looking nftcr the needs and welfare of his people. "He will be a student, giving care ful attention to the preparation of his sermons. In the pulpit he will be rev erent, handling the word of God as one who shall give account to God. "He will have regard also to his people In speaking and will not talk too loud or too low. "He will not preach too long or too short; neither will he be a chronic scolder, but will be 'Instant In season nnd out of season; reprove, rebuke and exhort with all long suffering and doc trine,' trying to give each his portion In due Befeson. "And he will not shun to declare the whole counsel of God." MAN SHOT IN QUARREL MAY DIE FROM WOUND HENRY ALTON IN DANGERFOUS CONDITION AT HOSPITAL Other Principal In the Dispute Lies at the Police Station "and Ptsalbly May Be Forced to Face a Charge of Murder As a result of the pistol duel Satur day night between Henry Alton and Henry Slmpson.both men are under the surveillance of the police, and Alton, who was taken to the county hospital, may die from his wound, which struck him near the spinal cord. Henry Simpson, who has been In the dining car service of the Santa Fe for several years, Is in the receiving hos pital resting comfortably and with every prospect of a rapid recovery. If Alton dies Simpson may have a charge of murder placed against him. The trouble occurred over a woman with whom Alton had been living In a room near the corner of First and Geary streets. , .' ■ , After a quarrel between the' two the woman went to another house at Third and Geary streets and Alton went in search of her. According to Simpson, the other man came to the Third street house and tried to make trouble. Simpson says that he went out into the ' street and tried to induce Alton, who had been drinking, to go away. In the quarrel that followed Alton drew his revolver and shot Simpson, the bullet making a superficial wound in the abdomen. Simpson pursued his assailant and, overtaking him, had a tussle and final ly succeeded in wresting the pistol away from the other and shot him in the back. Simpson then threw the weapon over a fence and went back to the Third street house. Sergeant Walker got the news of.the shooting about the time it was tele phoned to the police station and by some quick work got down to the scene before the patrol wagon. Both men were put under arrest and taken to the station, and Alton's wound prov ing to bo serious he was removed to the county hospital. Little Is known of the man, although he said he worked for Henry Angelo.Nthe contractor. Simpson lives at 151 Vine street and Is well known among railroad men on the* Santa Fe. ANGELENOS.IN THE EAST Residents of Los Angeles and Vicinity Registered at New York Hotels Special to The Herald. NEW YORK, Feb. 11. — Los Angeles arrivals include: Mr. and Mrs. A." T. Crossley. who are guests at the Breslin; Mrs. W. Crossley and Mrs. Anderson at the Park Avenue, and Miss Kostrr, who is at the Martha Washington. Miss Cammeyer of San Diego is staying at the Park Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamlo Blossom of Fifth ■ avenue have departed for their winter, home at Pasadena. TURKO-PERSIAu DISPUTE Demand la Made of ths Porto That His Troops Evacuate lahldjan 1 By Associated Press. CONSTANTINOPLE, • Feb. 11.— The Turko-Perslan frontier dispute remains unsettled. The remlan ambassador has demanded of the Porte the evacua tion of lahidjah by Turkish troops and compensation for the depredations by the Turkish cavalry. It is believed that the Turkish com mission which has arrived at the dis puted territory will " recommend! 'the Withdrawal »t the Turkish tioopa, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1906. Dr. Ralph Hagan TRUANTS TELL A FAIRY TALE YOUTHS HAD WARM BEDS BUT PREFERRED BARN Waifs From Children's Home. Society Awaken Sympathy by I maglna. tlve Btory That Older '■» Lad Told Charles Hill and Arthur Wilson, who told a pitiful tale to the police Satur day night about losing their mother while she , was shopping and who claimed to be famishing for food, turned out yesterday to be two naughty little boys who had run away from the kindly care of Rev. O. V. Rice, superintendent of the Children's Home society at East Twenty-fifth street and Griffith avenue. For playing truant from school both boys had been punished Friday by the principal and they decided to run away and bee what the world had in store for them. That night they had no warm bed to creep Into and so they went into a barn on Ferndale avenue, and Satur day morning Joseph Bine found them there, took them into the house for. a meal . and finally turned them over to the police. Said They Were Lost The boys whimpered out a pitiful story of losing their way home and said that their father was In Bakers field and their mother had become sep arated from them while she was shop ping. After hearing their story Special Officer Fred Stellmacher took the boys to the detention home, where they re mained Saturday night. They gave the name . of Wilson and got a lot of sympathy from the matron, who tucked them up in bed and cried over the homeless wanderers. Yesterday the pretty little story was found to be a fabrication of the older boy, Charles Hill, and hie little accom plice cried bitterly when confronted with the truth. » • "It warn't my fault," he said. "Charlie thought it would be a lot of fun to be out seeln' things and he nxorl up the story. I am very sorry." • The little fellow, who is only 8 years old, was sent back 'to the home on East Twenty-fifth street, while the older boy was kept at the detention home until his case can be disposed of. Orphans Well Cared For Neither of the boys have parents liv ing and they have been well cared for by the 'kind-hearted officers of the Children's Home society. "I am very Borry that this has been made public," said liev. O. V. Rice, the superintendent. "Both boys are good little fellows and I should not like anythong to come out that would hurt them In securing home 3 wfth some good family who wish to take in a boy. ■'.•.■>• ■ • "Their teacher reproved them for playing truant and then both got the Idea that It would be a fine thing to run away. I dare say they were pretty miserable Friday night sleeping in the barn. "I shall take good care of Arthur. He Is very young and was Influenced by the older one. "Both are good little chaps, however, and they did It In a spirit common to many other boyj." The fertile imagination of the Hill boy was astonishing and everyone who heard his story placed credence in it until the real facts came out. The police say that a good spanking would perhaps have a salutary effect, and perhaps the remedy has been tried. Boy Charged With Theft Auguetln Amavlsca, charged with the larceny of a bicycle, was booked at the police station yesterday and was then taken over to .the detention home to await arraignment this morning.. The tooy was arrested by Officer McGann, Byron Erkenbrecher BE WELL-ROUNDED MEN ' IS PREACHER'S. ADVICE REV. FRANK TALMAGE ON MOD. ERATION "Do Not Ride a Hobby to Death, and D- Not Focus Your Eyes Upon One Truth to the Exclusion of Otrrers Rev. Frank DeWltt Talmage In dis cussing "Bearing and Forbearing" be fore his congregation yesterday taught a timely lesson on the. wisdom of exer cising tolerance and forbearance be tween man and man. He found his text in Phil. 4:5, "Let your, moderation bo known unto all men." •He said in part: . . ■ "What does the Pauline word, 'mod eration' mean? 'I know,' says one. 'It means: Do not be an extremist; do not ride a hobby to death; do not focus your eyes upon one truth so long that you become blinded to the relative im portance of other truths, nor upbn one error until you lose sight of the evil effects of all other errors.' " 'Virtue Is a road which has a hedge and a ditch on both sides,' once wrote a famous writer. 'A man may be mod erate in one thing and not In another. A man ( may be a skeptic so far as eat ing and drinking are concerned, and yet he may be licentious. A man who has no ambition may be avaricious. It is not enough to be right in one mat ter if you are careless on other matters equally Important.' " 'Let your moderation be known to all men' means: Do not be a fanatic, a one-sided monstrosity, like a dove with one wing cropped, flapping about in the barnyard and yet unable tt> rice ten feet into God's great heaven of blue. "Do not expend all your energies preaching against the evils of Intoxica tion, and at the same time be a glut ton. "Do not preach against gambling with cards when you gamble with rail road stocks. "Do not berate the thief who steals a loaf of bread and honor the thief who cheats his neighbor in a real estate deal. "Do not advocate physical culture to such an 'extent that you ride one hun dred miles a day on a bicycle, or be such a 'fresh-air fiend' that your open window In the railroad train will be blowing a dangerous draught upon the passengers who sit in your rear. » "Be a well-rounded man. "Be like a plant with leaves and pis tils, and stamens and sepals and petals, growing upon a 'supple stem, able to bend every whither, yet with roots an chored in the solid earth, and not like a balloon tilled with a noxious gas, tossed about in the air, the plaything of every stray wind.'.' Knife Used in Quarrel Valentine Terres and D. Habereras got into a quarrel yesterday afternoon on New High street and Terres was stabbed in the back by his companion. Both were taken to the police station and Terres was put in. the receiving hospital and Hubert-run was booked for disorderly conduct and assault, Terres had a deep gash in the muscles of bis back but the .wound is not serious, , FATHER IS SAVED FHOM AEEEST BY INTERCESSION OP HIS BABY BOY CHILD MAKES OFFICER GROW TENDER-HEARTED ' Little One Pleads for Pardon of Man Wanted by Boclety for the Pre. ventlon of Cruelty to Animals "Please., sir lant my papa turn home? Deres nuffln to eat and mamma's cry- Ing." . • .■•"■ .:; The voice was a shrill tiny treble and it sounded unusually pathetic to one of the officers of the Society for Preven tion of Cruelty to Animals yesterday as he turned from poring over a num ber of complaints registered Saturday afternoon. By the side bt the desk and Just able to peep over the" edge was the flushed end excited face of a. golden hatred 'youngster, and for a moment the officer was startled at the tiny apparition. But as there came the sound of two little shoes shuffling somewhere on the other side of the desk the officer took cournste and began to think that it might be a child after all. "Who are you and what do you want?" queried the officer, and the great bluo eyes of the child opened wide with surprise as he answered: "I'm Alexander, and my papa is 'frald to turn home till he finks he wont be •rested." ."V-V r"Tv/:.fe Lad Grows Confidential "Tv see, papa drives a big horsle," continued the . lad, growing chummy, "an* de horsle dot sick and den de mans tooked de horste away and papa's 'frald to turn home." Then the officer began to remember a few things. He hurriedly took down a file and found the following memoran dum: ' "Mistreating horse— Petro Patrovgky, GRAVE PROBLEM CONFRONTS CITY CONTRACTORS. THREATEN TO BEGIN SUIT Deadlock Over Board of Public Works Vis Adding Further Complications • to the Stoppage of .- Improvements "The lack of . a board of public works is a much . more serious ques tion than many persons seem to real ize," said Assistant City Attorney Robertson. "All local ' improvement and the Owens river scheme come to a standstill. In addition, if -this dead lock continues, it will be but a short time until the city has any number of suits on Its hands from contractors who have performed work according to specifications, but who, owing to the fact that the money secured for the purpose of paying them is held up through there being no board to handle the question, are unable to col lect.- The fcontractors are not going to wait much longer and will soon com mence suits against the city." Not only is this the case with con tractors who have already performed their work, but there are many con tractors who by reason of having the lowest bids are entitled to begin work on proposed public improvements, but who cannot do so on account of their failure to receive awards of contract. Refuse All Conditions The mayor has stipulated that he will sign all awards of contracts on which the preliminary work was com pleted before the first of the year, pro vided the contractors will sign an agreement before witnesses to absolve the city and himself from liability in the event of a mandamus suit to" pre vent payment on these contracts. To this most of the contractors refuse to agree and In their turn threaten to begin mandamus suits to compel the awards. Most of the contractors declare they are only holding off from their pro posed suits In the hope that the dead lock will soon be broken and the mayor and council agree on a board of works. Several of them declared last week that if today did not see a chance for a settlement of the question they would immediately begin suit. PREACHER PLEADS FOR MORE SPIRITUAL ZEAL IMPORTANCE OF SALVATION IS POINTED OUT Septuageslma Sunday Is Observed With. High Masr, and Powerful Sermon Is Preached Concerning Value of Earnestness In This Life Septuageslma Sunday, third Sunday before the beginning of Lent, or the seventieth day before Easter, was ob served yesterday at the Cathedral of St. Vlblana with high mass, Rev. E. A. Heffernan preaching the sermon. Father Heffernan took tor his text: "Know you not that they that run in the race all run indeed, but one re ceive th the prize? So run that you may obtain." He said in part: "St. Paul filled with zeal for the glory of Qod and the salvation of his fellow men thus addresses the Corinthians. He, whose Intellect was enlightened by the Holy Ghoßt and whose will was moved by the same holy spirit, wished to Impress upon them the Importance of their salvation and the earnestness with which they should strive to ob tain It. The spirit world by its very nature fails to impress its beauty on imin'H mind. Men oftentimes fall to realize that this life is but a stepping stone to eternity; that 'we have not here a lasting city.' "Our blessed Lord, speaking of the conduct or tUa unjust steward, euld • 459 Dueommun rtreet. Repeated mis treatment of bay." Patrovsky was warned several months ft go to take better care of his horses. The accused was a peddler and drove his horse and a rented animal to a dilapidated wagon. The horse first came to the notice of the humane officers several months ago when It was put up for auction.,. At that time the officers made an nxamln atlon and asserted that the animal was a fit candidate for the boneyard. The bidding started well at 23, roue rapidly to 30 cents, nnd the animal was fllnally sold to Tatrovsky, who came in late, for *8. Horse Goes to Sleep With Joy In his heart, the itunslftn hitched the steed to his dilapidated chariot and started to drive homeward. ' He had proceeded about ten feet when suddenly the home began to sneeze. This was followed by a spell of hlc- j coughs, and then the animal began to ! go to sleep. Words, beatings and cajolery failed, and It was not until Patrovsky got down from the wagon and oiled the animal's rusty hinges that the mighty steed consented to proceed. Five weeks ago the peddler was or dered to give the animal a three months' vacation on full pay. The old plug was allowed to enjoy himself for several days and then Patrovsky de cided that ths horse had had enough rest, and the animal went back to work. Last week the officers of the S. P. C. A. again detected the steed dashing down the street like a piece of sticking plaster, and "Caterplllas," for such was the horse's name, was again or dered on the sick list. Patrovsky escaped, and since then, according to the statements of his wife and babies, he has been afraid to re turn to his home for fear of arrest. When the humane officer had heard the baby's plea yesterday he gave the youngster a note, granting pardon to the father, and last night there was a> reunion at the Patrovsky residence in ■ which Alexander was th« guest of honor. 'the children of thi3 world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.' Thereby conveying to us that the votaries of this world, those who live according to ideas and maxims of the world, those who believe in no life beyond the grave, are wiser in adopt ing means to attain their end than the sons of God are In securing the salva tion of their Immortal souls. The rea son Is we do not stc-p to think. 'With desolation,' says the prophet,' Jere miah*, 'Is the whole land made desolate, because there is no 'man that thlnketh in his heart.' And spiritual writers, men filled with the spirit of God, men with experience of the troubles of life, tell us that meditation and prayer are the rounds of the ladder leading to eternal life. » ■•'.-.•; ,"■> :-•". ',•.'. .;,;-,. ;., " "We must ask ourselves 'whence did we come and whither. are we going?' Reason, augmented by . faith,' tells us that we came. from God and that our end is God. Ah! if we attain that end, all is well. What matters it whether I have friends or enemies If I save, my soul. But on the other hand, if ( I am lost, the loss is Irreparable. Lost once, lost forever. But, Oh God! I realize that I am free to choose eternal happi ness or eternal misery. "My soul, what is it? It is that which makes me the lord of creation. A spirit, think of it, made into the image and likeness of God, endowed with an Intellect whose object Is truth and with a will whose object is good, faculties that cannot be satiated until they are In the contemplation of truth itself and the enjoyment of goodness Itself. "Meditating on these truths, unless we are mad men, we will make use of the means which God has placed at our disposal. Within each and all of us there Is some vice which Is the root of all our vices. Let us lay the ax to the root. God will be with us, and when God is with us who is against' us? Let us in the morning before proceeding to cur business make the sign of the cross on our foreheads. Let the sweet name of Jesus be often on our lips. At night let us examine our conscience, making our besetting sin the principal object. Thus we shall run our race well. Jesus is at the goal waiting to crown us with a crown of everlasting glory." Fire Destroys Hay Warehouse By Associated Press. HOLLISTER, Cal., Feb. 11.— At 2 o'clock this morning the 4000-ton iron warehouse No. 4 of the Lathrop Hay company was totally destroyed by fire with 2000 tons of hay. The warehouse was valued at $10,000 and Insured for $6500. The hay was Insured for about $7 per ton. Manager R. P. Lathrop feels sure the origin of the fire was incendiary, this being the company's third warehouse destroyed within the last four yeara. The Only Headquarters for ' School Books 2£i Supplies A S the rain of Saturday pre- .#• Ax. vented man/ from purchas- ing the necessary School Books and Supplies, all of our special low prices will be in effect today. Bring , us your lists and you will save money, for • What Others Advertise We Sell for Less Valentines from Ie Up to $7.50 City News Section GOUDGE'S MANTLE FALLS ON HEWITT QUITS CITY'S EMPLOY TO ENTER INSURANCE « New Chief Adviser of the Council Get* Promotion When the Change Goes Into Effect In a Fortnight Now will the mantle of Herbert , 3. Goudge fall on the shoulders of Lealle R. Hewitt, not only as first assistant city attorney but Goudge's political aspira tions will also become those of Hewitt. Goudge Is through with politics except in such a way as they affect the Insur ance business. ' . Mr. Goudge has resigned as assistant city attorney, which he has held for five or six years, to become a partner in the law firm of Cochran, Williams,. Goudge, Baker & Chandler, which will handle all the legal business of i the Pacific-Conservative Life Insurance company.- Mr. Qoudge is recognized as ■■ peculiarly fitted for this work, as his long experience in the service of the city has given him a keen insight into corporation affairs. Hla resignation from the service of the city will I take I effect in about ten days, when City Attorney Mathews returns from Wash ington. With Goudge Immersed in private business, Leslie R. Hewitt, who will succeed him as first assistant, is looked upon aa the most likely candidate for city attorney on the Republican ticket at the next election. . It is well understood that City Attor ney Mathews will be ready to give up I the place when his term expires. . ' ":-;i ... As first assistant, Mr. Hewitt will i probably become the chief adviser of the council, as Mr. Mathews' court en gagements render it next to Impossible for him to hold that position. • Mr. ;' Hewitt has. had considerable experience in that line, as he has frequently been called into consultation with the coun cil, owing to the fact that Mr. Goudge's time has been given almost entirely to' the Owens river project and Its legal': phases. Who will handle, this question when Mr. Goudge retires is still one of , the unsettled problems brought'up from ' the change. The place of second assistant, ; which Mr. Hewitt has been filling, will ; be f taken by S. B. Robinson, who has been associated with Mr. Goudge in his Owens river work, v, , ■'. '■"■" ""' LITTLE BOY isIYTtN BY DOG Byron Bertrand Regrets Making Play. mate of Strange Canine on Main Street "I'll never play with strange dogs again," said 9-year-old Byron Bertrand yesterday at the receiving hospital as Dr. Benynge was dressing a wound 1 in the little fellow's mouth, caused by the bite of a dog. • ■ . ■ ■ . Young Bertrand, . who lives at 427% Central avenue, said that while play ing with a dog on North Main , street,' the creature suddenly Jumped at him and caught him on the lips. Several stitches had to be taken in the lips and the usual caustics and antiseptics were applied. The physlcan said that there was no danger of hydrophobia, as the dog was evidently not mad, but that bites 'of that nature often proved very painful and dangerous. After being treated the boy went 1 to his home. ONE FIGHTS AND RUNS AWAY Police Are Now Searching for Partici pant in an Alley Slugging Match Tony Ceberarlo, living at the Pico house on North Main street, had a tight with an unidentified man early yesterday morning at the corner of Alameda street and Ferguson alley. Officer Boaz saw two men struggling on the ground and ran up to the scene. One of the men ran away and, al though the officer fired two shots at him, he did not stop. Ceberarlo claimed that the other man had slugged him on the head with some blunt Instrument, but the officer says that both men were In a fight. The smaller man left his overcoat when he fled, and the detectives are working on the case, with the coat as a clew to the man's Identity.