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SEEK DENTIST AT OLD HAUNTS DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR RECREANT DR. PARKER Deserted Wife, Now at Whittler, Keeps In Touch With Authorities, Her Love Turned to According to a report received yes .terday by Deputy City Prosecutor Guy Eddie, Dr. W. S. Parker, former pro prietor of the Pasadena Dental com pany with offices at Broadway, and Fifth street, who Is charged with non support of his wife, has returned from Sliver City, N. M., and Is in hiding In Los Angeles. After leaving the' city in, company with A handsome brunette. It Is claimed. Dr. Parker went to Silver City and there Instituted proceedings for divorce, alleging a residence of one year In the territory. C .' :r ■ , , \ ■' ; Assistant \ City Prosecutor 'Eddie hopes to prove a charge of perjury in this connection, and If Dr. Parker Is found he will be arrested on an old warrant charging non-support and a further charge of jer^ury will be made. The territorial Judge at Silver City was Informed of Dr. Parker's career li\ this city and a close v watch was kept upon the.young dentist, but he Is said to have left that city several days ago and Is supposed to be In hidln-g in Los Angeles or vicinity. . i In connection with the story of Dr. Parker's desertion of his wife an im probable tale was told to Mr.' Eddie to the effect that the brunette had hyp notized the dentist and kept him In her apartments for several days, j com pletely spellbound. It Is this same woman who Is alleged to have gone to New Mexico with' the dentist." 1 :'. : ■■ Mrs. Parker has been staying with relatives In Whittler and has felt keenly j her desertion. , She has kept In constant touch with the office of the police prosecuting attorneys, and with her former love turned to hate is anx ious to see Dr. Parker prosecuted for his alleged misdeeds. Detectives were looking for the re creant husband last evening at several places where he formerly stopped. TEACHES YOUTHS ART OF STEALING BICYCLES V POLICE MAKE CHARGES AGAINST MODERN FAGIN With Record of Thirty Years' Jail Servitude Long Maintains Silence, Defying Authorities to Prove That ' He Coached Thieves George Long, with a record of serving 'more than thirty years in Jail, in New York state and California, is being held on suspicion at the city Jail, and It is thought that he is the leader and "business manager" of the gang of youhtful bicycle thieves arrested during the week. ■ • • Long is charged with stealing a wheel belonging. to Glenn Stone, 317 North Beaudry avenue, and selling the same to a man on New High street for sev enty-five cents. • Several weeks ago Long was arrested ,at the court house and taken to the police station and there booked on sus picion. After a few days ne was turned .loose without any charge being pre lerred. • I The police records credit Long with Berving twenty-five years in Sing Sing on a charge of murdering a New York policeman. Since coming to this state the white-haired veteran has served two terms in San Quentin on charges of robbery. Charities Not Interested Several weeks ago he was released and . a hysterical writer for a yellow sheet wrote a sympathetic story about the aged convict and attempted to Interest charitable societies in his case Without avail. IWIMM '.During the investigation into the recent wholesale thefts of bicycles, it Was considered probable that an older man was the ruling spirit in the -en terprise and that the lads were' in structed by him as Fagin is said to have schooled boys In his system of crime In one of Dickens' books. . Long preserves a discreet silence and defies the detectives to prove anything against him. ■:■■:':■■«■■ •Yesterday afternoon Detective Zeig ler arrested John Reese, living on East Twenty-seventh street, and charged him with grand larceny of a bicycle. After i being questioned at the station the I detective said the boy admitted that he had stolen three wheels and he Is believed to be a member of the gang; which has been purloining wheels during the past few weeks. He will be taken to the detention home and his case will be disposed of by Judge Wilbur at a session of the Juvenile court. WEIRD RUNAWAY IN A MINE Driver's Quarter.Mile Dash, Squeezed Between Wagons, Three Mules Killed and Miners In Peril Bpecial to The Herald. SHAMOKIN, Pa., April 14.-In a thril ; ling runaway one mile underground to day, John Nulter was terribly injured, three mules were killed, many wagons I wrecked and a number of miners nar : rowly escaped death. i Nulter . was a driver at Hickory 1 swamp collier and was taking a trip ■ of empty wagons into a gangway when the mules became unmanageable and made a sudden jump forward, dlslodg ! ing . him from his seat and throwing him down between the two front cars. Unable to . free himself, . the helpless i,. man' was dragged along between the wagons over the rough roadway for a quarter, of a mile.' ; .'f The mules/ as they plunged ahead, ' caused • consternation among the men ; ilong the gangway, many of whom nar rowly escaped being knocked down or squeezed to death by the swaying mine j wagons. :■ iW Their flight wrs stopped when the /mules dashed into another trip of wa- I gong. This caused a pile-up,,the anl- I rials being | crushed to death between ■ he wagons and Nutler fatally squeezed iy the sudden stopping of the wagons I fter the wild ride. jHe was takon home n a dying condition. -••;; • '. ■; .'..r.;-, ':'■;■ Los Angeles Sunday Herald. PROMINENT CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES UNITE IN DEMAND FOE IMPROVED LATE SERVICE ON ELECTRIC RAILWAYS FRANK WIGGINS Mayor, Councilmen and Other Officials Aroused Chamber of Commerce Leaders Hope to See City Take Place in Ranks ' of Progressive Munici. palities Among the scores of letters which are received daily commending The Herald for championing the people's campaign for night cars are a number of poetical efforts. The following con tribution, which was addressed to an r other department, is so exceptionally good It is used here: Our Unpopular Song Contest Entry No. 14— W. C. Whitney. "JUST A LITTLE OWLET CAR, AND YOU." Out here In Los Angeles things go with a bang; Building lots, hotels and high sky scrapers; Franchise grabs get called, councils overhauled, . ■-. h Scraps develop c'en among newspapers. Shrlners come our way times will sure be gay; Most things are all' right, but one's amiss — ,n> Come with me away, friend, Just let me say Softly, gently, kindly, whisper this: CHORUS We don't need a little cozy corner; We've no use for hammocks built for two ; We have plenty pa'm trees, tall and shady, Wo have no use for a birch canoe; We don't need a franchise on the river, We don't care for "Scotty" to go free; All we need to put us up In first-class style Is owl cars, run all night for you and ' me. .•,•'.•■''■ " ■■•.:;-'• . "Personally I • would like to see an owl car service established," said a Pacific Electric official yesterday, "but such a thing would be out of the question on our lnterurban lines at present. I believe that they could be made to pay on the city lines but I don't know what Mr. -Huntlngton thinks about it. "I realize what a great benefit It would be to the people of Los An geles and I believe that the time is near at hand when they might make the experiment. '.' :,-;• "The street railway companies want to' do all they can to help make the fiesta the greatest event that has ever been held In the west and why not make the experiment during that week?" * "* •■ Is this not a good suggestion? Could not the railway companies accommo date ' the people during this coming great event and at the same time make a practical test as to whether an owl car system would be a good move financially. Many Have Been Interviewed During the past two weeks more than fifty representatives have been interviewed and . but two have been found who opposed the scheme. Inter views have been sought from people from the mayor to. the day laborer and all have been able to give some logical reason why these late cars should be put into service. • r,' . . • . • Some of the people who have been seen stated that the cars would per sonally benefit them but little, but they have been quick to realize the fact that these late cars mean muct to the laboring man. ; '■•■■ Trolley magnates have heretofore de clared that the expense of keeping the power on all night is far greater than the traffic would permit ' At the present time this Is not so. The power houses on most of the lines are never shut down. - The power must be kept on late In order to run the "hobo" car on some lines to take the men home after they are through work, and must be on early to run the car that takes the men to work. Still Another Suggestion Very few nights pass by during .the year but what those going home at an early . hour In , the morning will see the work trains moving and find, men at work In various places. The power must be kept on .to move the work trains and to furnish . light for the workmen. • "—-'•., •• * '■'■■'■ But even If the power U shut off,, SUNDAY MORNING,' APRIL IS, 1906. COUNCILMAN HEALY another means has been suggested by which the people can get to ,. their homes; late at night. ■ • - •' Frank Wiggins, secretary of the chamber of commerce, suggests that the railway companies run motor cars if the electric power Is shut off. ■ Undoubtedly this means of transpor tation will be adopted on the Los An geles-Pa clfic line as soon as It Is made broad guage. Several motor cars are now being constructed for the ♦South ern Pacific. . ■,'<;. ; ■■,.■'■■' The question that the people are ask ing themselves now Is this: "Will Huntington refuse to run owl cars until we force him to do It or until he Is forced to ■do it by com petition?" - People Have Been Patient "Can Huntington disregard the good feeling of the public by refusing to grant. its small demands?" The people have been waiting pa tiently to see if the trolley magnate would graciously give them what they are every day asking for, but they have grown tired of this now and are willing to rise up and demand their rights. , . . - . .•. • • • Probably Huntington would find that owl cars were a very profitable thing If some of his franchises. were about to expire. There is one thing that he must remember, and that is, that the popular good' will means as much, to him In the future -as his own great financial past and his own financial genius. . It is said that he Intends to again ask for the $1,000,000 river ' bed •' franchise this summer after people have partly forgotten • about the way that one of his agents tried to secure it before. The people will not forget this but would not their ill feeling toward Hunt ington be greatly soothed If. he would grant them a request for which they expect to pay? What Frank Wiggins Says Frank Wiggins, secretary . of the chamber of commerce, resides In "Hoosler's Roost" at Ocean Park, where the American flag Is kept float ing from a staff. He gets home early, except on state occasions, when he Is kept at the chamber engaged In ex tending the "glad hand" to dis tinguished visitors from the north and east. He uses the suburban cars, and personal .y has no use for an owl car on the city lines. He Is free to con fess, however, that there Is need of improved conditions. In a brief inter view He said: ■ .•• "Los Angeles is no longer a country town — the Angel city Is ' a flourishing and rapidly growing metropolis with constantly Increasing demands for the best of everything In the land In the way of accommodations. "Even now the enterprising newspa pers of the Atlantic coast are referring to Los Angeles ' as the New York of the Pacific ■ coast. We plead . guilty. We are progressive, and in the line of transportation we should have the best. The day service of the city and suburban lines now Is matchless. There la need of better service at night for many reasons. Aa to Motor Cars "In my Judgment the several elec tric railway companies will meet the demands of the public, but whether they will use electric cars or motor cars I cannot say. Motor cars run at Intervals of thirty minutes or an hour on a belt line,' or sent out 'and brought back to a central point In time to make COL. JAMES B. LANKERSHin "The size of the city now demands all night car service." — Mayor Owen McAleer. "We nre progreaalve nnd In the line of tranaportatlon ire nlioulcl have the be»t." — Frank Wiggins, Secretary of Chamber of Commerce.: ::•-,!. yr..'- "Of conrne we need all night ear ■ervlce."— Councilman Bernard Healy. "Thin city hfiH.rrm-lieii n point where It enn afford to adopt ndm'e such met ropolitan nim and all ninht earn would meet ■my hearty npprovnl."—Council man S. W. Hlller. .• v , "One of the he«t things that could happen to this city now would be an all night car ■ervlce,"— Councilman P. V. Hammon. "Thin city la hlwr enough and Import ant enough to have late car service and I am going to do whnt I enn to nee thut It gets It."— Councilman George Smith. "AH night cam are aomcthlnfr we have heen nedlnß for a long time."— Councilman Fred Ford.. ■ . "The sooner the owl car system Is Installed the better It will be for Los Angeles. It will be one of the grentent udvancements In the city."— Col. J. B. Lankershim. ;•..;...■... - "I think It would be a most excellent thing."— Rev. J. J. Wilklns. •:-...• "I should consider It a splendid ad- Tnncement."— Rev. W. C. Clatworthy. and they like to hold hands. I must help them nlong to keep up my marry ing reputation I have In the enst."— Rev. S. A. Northrop. "I nm decidedly In favor of the owl car system." — J. O. Koepfli, former president of the chamber of commerce. "Los Angeles Is characteristic for Its outside homes nnd the owl service would be of great benefit." — Oscar C. Mueller, director of the chamber of commerce. "Bring on the nil night car service. It's n good thing."— Martin Betkouskl, member of, the fire commission. "The growing Importance of lios An geles Imperatively demands an all night Mlreet car service." — Wlllard L. Good win, clerk of council commltees. "Los Angeles has reached a point where the Installation of the owl car system Is a necessity."— S. J. Whitmore, manager of the Alexandria. regular schedule time, would probably be the most economical arrangement for the companies, but I guess they will figure all that out for themselves In good time. . . .. "The night, service should be Im proved as soon as possible to accom modate permanent residents and the thousands of strangers in our midst every day In the year." Koepfli Wants Owl Cars J. O. KoepfU, director of the cham ber of commerce, said: "I believe in Los Angeles being on a metropolitan basis as regards street car service as In everything else, and' therefore I, am decidedly in favor of the owl car system." Oscar C. Mueller, director of the chamber of commerce, said: ■;■ V '■-■•' "I think that any scheme is good that will help the working people who wish to live in homes outside of the noise and expense of the central. part of the city. Los Angeles is character istic for Its outside homes and the owl service would be of great benefit." Rev. S. A. Northrop, pastor of the First Baptist church, said: "I am not out much at night myself and usually catch the last car. But by all means have the owl cars. There are many tourists who come in during the early hours of the morning and some consideration should be given to them." :."•■:"- "Bring on All. Night Service" Martin Betkouskl, a member of Ihe fire commission, believes in an all-night car service. ■ ; "It's things of that kind that go to make up a. city and. we need every thing that makes a city in Los An geles. We are a pretty good-sized city now, but every little helps. Person ally 1 1 seldom ! have use for . the street can after midnight, but because I MAYOR OWEN McALEER J. O. KOEPFLI don't use them is no reason why others may not. Bring on the all-night car service. It's a. good thing." : ', : ' • R. H. Mullally, secretary of the park department, is enthusiastic over the plan for all-night street cars. "You i bet • we • need ■ them," ■he said yesterday. "All-night cars are one of the best things Los Angeles could have now. We are no longer a 'Jay' town. We are entitled to everything that every other city of this size has and all-night cars are Included." CITY CLERK DENIES NEWSPAPER STORY C. L. WILDE NOT TO FACE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Other Plans Being Outlined by Which It Is Expected to Dispose of Re. cent Unpleasant Incident in a Satisfactory Manner City Clerk Harry J. Lelande em phatically denied last evening that he was making any preparations to bring Minute .Clerk Charles L. Wilde, chief deputy of his office, before the civil service commission. "There is absolutely no truth in the article in an evening paper to the ef fect that 1 am working on charges against -Mr. Wilde to present to the civil service commission," said Mr. Le lande last evening. "I have decided on an entirely different course of action and one I think will be much more satisfactory. I had made up my mind on what I intended to do In Mr. Wilde's case be fore I left for. San Francisco ten days ago, but since I have returned I hay« changed my ideas and the question will certainly not be brought before the civil service commission. ; Such, at least, are not my plans at present." How Trouble Came About The offense over which Mr. Wilde and his superior officer are at loggerheads, is said to be pernicious activity on the part of the former in connection with the recent river bed franchise case. On the memorable Monday afternoon when the franchise was granted to E. W. Gllmore by the city council, but which was Invalidated by Dock Hough ton changing his 1 vote, Clerk Wilde Is alleged to have taken the ordinance granting the franchise to City Clerk Lelande within less than half an hour after it passed the council, and asked him to attest it. Mr. Lelande could not see the necessity for haste and re fused to sign the ordinance. It is this action of City Clerk Lelande that killed the franchise steal In itn early stages. CAR VICTIM THREATENS SUIT Mrs. Cook, Hurt on Figueroa Street, Is Confined In Good Samarl. tan Hospital Attorneys have been retained by Mrs. Minnie Cook, who claims to have been Injured at Figueroa street and Sunset boulevard by being thrown from a\ar of the Los Angeles- Pacific Railway company April 5. • • " Mrs. Cook since the accident has been at the Good Samaritan hospital, where she will te required to stay, for some weeks. vfcßMHittlßB 11 "•'■■' She Is not a resident, of t>oa Angeles, but' ls to ' stay > until her case against the transportation company Is settled. EVEET VOTES -. SMOKES TWENTY CIGARETTE STATISTICIAN FIG- URES IT OUT In Los Angeles a Half Million "Cof. fin Nails" Are Consumed Daily. Cigar Sales Suffer From the Competition, Say Dealers ■ "If every voter in the city of Los Angeles were a cigarette smoker and each got his proportion of the cigarettes smoked every day in this city he would have twenty to smoke daily," said Ed ward Atkins, an amateur statistician from Boston who is spending the win ter ; In Los Angeles at the Angelus hotel. . "A conservative estimate of the num ber of cigarettes smoked every day In Los Angeles Is 497,500. which number gives every voter his twenty 'coffin nails' < per day. If he chooses to get his fair proportion," continued the figure manipulator. "In estimating the number of cigar ettes used in Los Angeles over a dozen of the cigar stores were questioned in reference to the number of factory made cigarettes sold daily by them. "Then the number of packages of Durham, 'Gold Crumbs' and other cigarette tobacco was asked. This mul tiplied by forty, the number of cigar ettes contained In one package, gives the number of cigarettes sold in one day by one cigar store. "Making an average between the large stores, some of which sell as many as 13,500 In ore day, and the smaller stores, which average about 1000 per day, and multiply in this num ber by 150. the number of retail cigar stores in the city, we have the number of cigarettes sold by the cigar 3tores In one day. And Grocers, Too "Then the sales of the 600 grocery stores are to be considered. A fair average of their sales was found to be ten packages of cigarette tobacco and 100 factory made cigarettes per day. Multiplying this number by 600, and then adding the retail cigar stores, we get 497,500. "This estimate does not include the sales of drug stores and cafes and Is probably less than the number actually sold. "These figures might give Judge Willis Brown of Salt Lake, who is doing an excellent work here and ln> other cities, an appreciation of the Immensity of his task In Los Angeles. He can get an approximate idea of the number of cigarette smokers by dividing 497,600 by 15, which Is about the average num ber smoked by each smoker." In speaking of the sales of cigarette tobacco, even some of the dealers were appalled by the actual number of cigar ettes sold dally by them. "Cigarette smokirg Is growing fast," said a prominent Spring street dealer, "and It cuts our dividends. The boys are passing the cigars up for cigarettes. Most of the purchasers are young fel lows. "These figures will appall many who do not smoke, but the. great mass of smokers will go on keeping up their pace, killing themselves, and laugh ingly telling you that It. is better to smoke here than hereafter. But fools there are, even, as you and I." GENTRY'S HOUSE IS BURNED Alleged Defective Wiring Causes a '.^V 1 Blaze on East Twenty fourth Street A house occupied by John F. Gentry at 1026 East Twenty-fourth street, caught fire yesterday afternoon, by reason of defective electric wiring, and the building was In a blaze before the arrival of the department. A stream of water quickly subdued the 'flames and the total loss was not over $600. INCORPORATIONS Paciflo Cigar & Tobacco company- Directors, H. H. Sands, D. F. Hibbard, and J. Irving McKenna; capital stock, $50,000; $300 subscribed. •• . - Newport company — Directors, H. C. Hall. Harry Kelly, T. C. Edie, F. D. Bchmitz and J. Nearsden; capital stock. $20,000; $75 subscribed. City News BLAME MOTORMAN FOR FATALITY WITNESSES ARE BITTER OVER CHILD'S KILLING Toddler Lay on Fender for- a Few Momenta Before Rolling Under the - Wheels of the The Inquest on the death of Mary Raulston, the 19-months-old' baby. run over by Los Angeles car No. . 401 'at Maple i avenue and Thirty-seventh street Friday afternoon, will :be held this morning at the morgue of Bresee Brothers. Eyewitnesses are expected to say that the motorman of the car was to blame for the accident, as It Is claimed that he had time to stop his car after the little golden-haired baby toddled upon the tracks. The motorman, who ran some. risk of personal violence at the hands of the crowd which rapidly gathered," is expected to be present to tell his side of the case. .; The little victim, whose mangled form now lies at the morgue, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Raulston, living at 3835 Wall street; and the mother did not even know where her child was until she was told that it was dead. Those who investigated the case yes terday report that presence of mind on the part of the motorman would have saved the child, as the tiny form lay upon the fender for some time be fore rolling under the wheels. ■■ PUSH LINE TO RIVERSIDE Huntington Orders Immense Quantity of Steel Rails for Paciflo Extensions Orders for 127 miles of , steel rails for Mr. Huntington have been ■ placed with the Carnegie Interests and the delivery of it has been ordered not later than July 1. This Is ■ taken as positive proof that Mr. Huntington will extend his Pacific Electric lines through to Riverside and San Ber nardino and connect with the Hunt ington-Harrlman lines In those cities. The franchise bonds for the exten sion of lines to Azusa and Glendora were signed by Mr. Huntington last week. Building in that section ; will commence at once. Good authority says that the grading will continue straight on to the other cities. ! • ■ : The new roads will pass . through much of the Santa Fe property and will also parallel In a. general ;w»y the Southern Pacific lines, but It. ls said will not offer much competition with the latter. " ' ' " ;.,- The country through . which these new lines will pass has been quietly acquired by Mr. Huntington. He . is said to own large tracts along . the proposed - routes and will - probably establish a fashionable resort on one of them. WANTS TO ENOW THEEEASONWM J. P. GOYTINO REFUSED LICENSE TO OPEN POOL ROOM Because of This Mandamus Proceed ings Against Mayor. McAleer and • Board of Police Commission. ■ ers Have Been Started . J. P. Goytino yesterday filed "man* damus proceedings against Mayor, Mc- Aleer and the board of police commis sioners to compel them to grant him the privilege of opening a pool room at 245 North Utah street. In his petition he states that he ap plied on April 11 for a license, which was denied him and now he seeks to have a mandatory order of court made which will allow him. to engage In the business he desires. Goytino appeared before the police commission last Tuesday and asked .permission to conduct a billiard and pool hall at 245 North Utah street. He is a man of considerable wealth, and told the board his object, was merely one of phllanthrophy — that he Intend ed to open a place where .' the poor laboring men could come and' play; a game of pool or billiards for a nominal sum or for nothing at all If they, had no money, and not be forced to go to the business district, where they would be surrounded by temptation. . . ■ . . He twice before asked the commis sion for a similar license, but on, both occasions it was refused, as It was last Tuesday. The commission has never given him a reason for Its refusal to grant htm a license, and he declared last Tueseday that he would mandamus the board to learn the reason. PROVIDE FOR BRITISH SICK Vice Consul and Others in Movement to Endow Hospital Beds • British subjects who become ill while they are In Southern California will,', if they are without funds, be taken to the Good Samaritan hospital, when* they can remain until they have quite recovered. . • . ■*; C. White Mortimer, the British vice consul at Los Angeles, is at : the head of a movement to buy a bed at th* Good Samaritan hospital In perpetuity for $5000, $1600 of the amount . being already given. The Caledonian . so- . ciety subscribed $500 to the fund. ■:■-",• It is Intended that each district which contributes $500 to the fund shall have the free use of the bed for thirty-six days of each year, f Mr. Mortimer offers . to draw -wills for Britlsh-borri ' persons free of cost if they will subscribe $10 or more, to the vice consul's fund to purchase one or more beds at the Good Samar itan hospital. ■: ' . ■'■ Solid Walls Red or green 76 Inch wide burlap makes ; a beautiful solid wall | between - molding > and base without seam; 88 inch and 40 Inch t burlaps in all ■ colors. '■ ■ Belt -■ paint ; $1.60: good . shades SSc; . good : paper i and r border for - 12-f t. ' room • tX. WALTKtt f BROS.; «27 8. Sprlwj St..' , :'".;. ■.'.-.■ . ..-;.