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THE ATTORNEYS BADGERING PROGRESSES IN EQUALIZATION BOARD Trust, Electric and Telephone Law. yers Appeal for Reductions With Indifferent Success— Land Agent Uses Taffy "I'm-m-m getting disgusted with your r-r-r-ot . ad I'll take off my coat to you In n minute,' 1 was City Assessor Lowls" brnad Welsh threat to Attorney Stevens, who appeared before thn bnnnl of equalization In nn effort to have the franchise ass ssmnnt of the Los An geles Trust company reduced from $231,730 to n nominal sum. "Tnkp oft your ront," answered At torney Stovpii3 hotly; "mine will come off. too." Lewis had his Welsh awny up yester day nfternnnn, nnd not only refused to be badgered by a corporation attorney! fis he expressed it, Hit did considerable badgering hlmsWf. He was especially rude to Attorney Stevens and Oen. Wanknwskl, cashier of the Trust com pany, and became so obstreperous tlint Chairman Smith was compelled to "call him down." Tit for Tat It was franchise day before the city board nf equalization, and the protest of thn Lms Angeles Trust company was the first to come up during the after noon session. Attorney Stevens led off with a ques tion to the city rssesaor, but Mr. Lewis slilf-stopped It nnd asked Gen. Wan kowskl snnip quest Inns. "What was the value of the stock of your company on March 1?" queried Mr. Lewis. "The hook value was 117," answered Gen. Wankowrkl. "Woll, well, well, I lost money on that, then," Laid Mr. Lswis. "I only assessed it at 110. Attorney Stevens then Insisted that Mr, Lewis answer some questions. "Did you iisser i tlv* franchise of every Other corporation doing business in the city?" hn asked. Lewis glared at him for a minute. Hostilities Averted "What business is that of yours?" he finally thundered. "It. Is none of your business who I rssessed and hnw much I assessor! them. Pay your taxes like honest men and attend to your own business and I'll attend to mine." "Did you tax the franchise of the drug Stores or the grocery stores for the privilege of doing burlnes,'.' continued Mr. Stevens! calmly. "Er-r-r-r -r." growled the assessor be tveen his teeth, and then, mockingly: "Did you nssess a franchise against the peanut stands on the corner. I'm get ting tired of your r-r-rot. In a minute I'll take off my coat." Here Chairman Smith Interfered, "I'm the chairman of this board and as long as I'm In the chair there shall be no more of his kind of language. You will have to be more moderate in your talk. Thoce people have a right to be h«re. you don't want to answer questions you don't have to, but you must be ordlnarilly polite." After that i.ewis ; übsided a l.'.tle. . j ■ Electric and Gas The Edison Electric company asked that its franchise i c reduced from the assessor's figures of $250,000 to $90,000, and the Los Angeles Cas company asked for the following reductions, claiming they had been discriminated against: Franchise. $600 000 to $180,000; boilers, $47,245 to $41,246; electric over head distributing system, $233,630 to $142,500; electric underground distribut ing system, $81,125 to $65,200. All these cases were taken under ad visement and will be acted on when all the hearings have been held. The Board's Work The following were presented to the board of equalization: H. W. Hellman asks for reduction on Tenth strept lot. real estate from $13,650 to $6500. Taken under ndvise ment. Also for B*s feet on Main street lot, real estate from $25,000 ,>t0 $12,000. Taken under advisement. H. W. Hellman, lot comer Fourth nnd Spring, real estate from $300,000 to $250,00: Improvemetns from $420,000 to $375,000. Under advisement. Los Angeles Pacific Hallway com pany, franchise from $300,000 to $100,000. Set for 10 o'clock Wednesday. C. A. Lloyd asked for reduction from $3000 personal property to nothing. Granted. William J. Kdwnrds asked for reduc tion of improvements from $900 to $650. Granted. J. Davis asked for reduction of im ASSESSMENTS PAST AND PRESEI\T Figures Decided Upon by the Board of Equalization of Los Angeles County for Year's Guidance Assess- After Before After ment. Cut. cut. cut. cut. Pacific Klectrio $1,328,075 $ 484,825 $ 5H3.250 $1,652,000 $ 637,«00 Los Angeles Hallway... 1,971.615 690.065 1.281,550 2,000,000 059,840 iOs Angeles Interurhan , 519,155 181,705 337,450 2,188,448 383.951 Los Alißoles-Pacitlc ... 892,000 312,200 570,800 947.770 385,318 >s Angeles & Redon.. 2,'J10 1,017 1,893 54.000 44,025 L. A. Gas & Electric... 915.443 320,406 595.039 1,150,000 700,000 Kdlson Klectrle 1,867.375 653.551 1,213,794 1.440,000 192,000 I'iic Light & Power 1,131,025 3!15,85S 735,167 1,136,000 150,000 Kern River 420,000 147,000 273,000 420,000 56,000 Sunset Telephone 1,655,660 544,481 1,011,179 1,210,350 275,000 Home Telephone 1,042,638 364,923 677,715 1,218,765 144,000 $11,615,898 $4,076,061 $7,569,837 $13,367,333 $3,928,364 Rolling Rolling stock. Machinery, stock. Marhln'v. Pacific Klec Ry, assessed va1uati0n.. 5347, 155 $fi0:t,775 $254,915 $615,055 After cut 329,798 573.587 242,170 386,130 Los Angeles Ry, nsfeased valuation.. 471,250 274,640 364,500 f.01,940 After cut 447,688 2rt0,908 346,275 217,500 Via Angeles Interurban, assessed val. 76.100 68,560 . 153,615 100,190 After cut 74,381 63,232 130,573 Dl.tiuO RECAPITULATION 1006. Assessed valuation, franchises on railroml nnd public utility cor porations <-. $11,645,898 Cut of 4,076,061 After cut . '$7 5(i 3837 Assessed valuation machinery und rolling stock '.'.*..".'."'. i',839|g70 Aissemsed valuation franchises on railroad and public utility cor porations $13,367,333 After cut 3,»28,3«4 Assessed valuation machinery and rolling stock 1,820,245 After cut 1,414,248 The county board of equalization has coinproinleed on the public utility corporation franchise assessments for Los, Angeles county, A horizontal cut of 35 per cent was mude in Abkcksui- lien E. Ward's figures, | Second Week of Our Half Yearly Cleanup Sale ;• f -^ mma^r B ~~*a\ *f^ USINISSS OPENKI) WITH A RUSH TUTS WEEK, and the intense interest shown H"'T"iJ'T™ """ l """ iumiw ™ mm * mmmm ~" $ Y^MCki 4 Vf/1/^if^a ff~Sk in ° Ur unilsual offcrin K s makes it a certainty that this, the second week of our big Half Yearly tfu/f\ VQlfsA I V^/l /MtV -' " \ * Cleanup Sale, will total a much larger volume of business than last week. However, we are #I&'Uffe]t]si^VVwloMM^llj^ ;; W^*cSAFEST PLACE TOVTT^ADE certainly more than satisfied, as we have never before done so much business at any of our PLACE TO4^Tws>E | Pin ■ i mm ■!«■■■ 'in ■iiiiriwiii ■■!■■■■■ iii i" Cleanup Sales. Ktia^mmammßmammmmmßimmßmmmmmmmm :; Cleanup Sale i; .^^ ~ C* f W T^£ Cleanup Sale Silks and \^mjale OJ J/ZOgS Embroideries, t TirPKK Crf)nH^ Final °ff erin S of Women's and Men's $3.50, ft J\6CklVeCLr, 1 M^ri cuu v^iyufV^Ki $4 and $5 Shoes and Oxfords at $2.59 //\ Hoi/c X Rvery woman Is a sufficient Judpe nf Values to tpcor- _____ ' vi H )\ %^ %^ CC%3 f nl/o the fnct whr>n thn price of nirrchtiMdlpe la cut dj_, — *f(l There Is morlt In every pair of these Phops nn'l nxfnrds. It Is not a sole to \\ \% j \ _. _, _ , „ , ... ',> iln two. or In fnct even lower. A llttlo rusy rensnnlnß \ •■ show cheapness, hut quality nt a fnlr price. Wo hnvo Rone thrnrißh every -iliftA / A 'TiT "n i mnn , y Clfianl 'P Salp orTprln K « In the | an,, you know approximately what marfendlM cost. \ ± «|J g SlXfinU *m&fflm?M?s3£ oti klnd'^but' reg " lar $3'Bo>3 ' B0> M'o°M ' 0 ° «8/>f 'll U^rfMtn^TO'SrSSibl m 9 bS?' | ami what It should anil for. The four following ) JJL J^rs lue Bl""«e» Jr Mb" entire l"t. ' The 'Ui ,« ill £t* £f\ W X i!" h '," «Z tt ' W> w.lf have to content our^lves v Cleanup Sale Items nre positively phcnomenni values. // * ir fsK new rmrl sp^sonahlo nnrl of tho very lilklvsi. workman- T^ / b%lB f£ji JIJ I V .' de 1 " prlh 1 ln It1 ' t a vof thn special earlprs In rnrh I! A*^«^^ l**k ? h| n- The savlnsf rnnßes from $1.00 to $2.60 a pair, but JlZi IJT f L ', dny s advertising. The following are lor Wednesday: I; $1.50 CREPE DE CHINE 49c \^^****^*««»3k all of them are prlcpd ttt - cholco *kj— '•jv.^ L-~» v # I $1.50 EMBROIDERIES 49c t Thorn Is no mlsstntpment In this aivl thn rsalo price tPSB I """^v *y^~^~~^~-~~^.^ —^~w^^^^-^ f~~ ~~~H ' D^ml flounces, corset rover emhroldcrles, allnvor nnd Is one-third of regular. There are sno ynrds in this W^J X jS*^X ~ ...... \ M Insertions nf Swiss, cambric and nnislln In flnrnl and i. lot nr 40-inch pur.' silk Crrpo rln chine in colors m Jl Part', G.I DeSCnptinn nt tnC Leading Values \# scroll designs; eyelet and einhossn.i effects; are nf 0 poarl prny, champagne, nnvy, royal blun nnd white r- / o vt&r o , t quality material and work; can not be dupll- T nnly; a pretty Crepe weave; lustrous finished and Women's pntent klrl pumps with hand-turned soles and Women's patent klrl lace shoes with hand-turned soles; oated under $1.50. j, particularly desirable for evening dresses, waists and fuhin heels Inlaid lace stnyn <of purple, lavender and red kid; f P art >' S° wns - ■ Women's patent kid snilor tins with hand-turned soles, Patent kid tops and Louis XV heels. ', $3.00 WOMEN'S NECKWEAR 50c ¥ «i nn IMn <t1 en QTT VQ 10^ Cuban heols; for strppt or dross wear. Women's vlcl kid Blucher cut shoes with hand-welted , Fanry BtT)cka of chlffonf sl | ki polnt gaze BnA po|nt J 5>1.00 AWJJ &1.5U £>11-K.C> JIJCJ l JC Womrn'a pntent kid pumps with Louis XV heels; Bolra nl1(1 military heels. ; venlse lace; also tailored effects ln Bilk and wash t A lot of 2000 yards nf hiirh Krade nlfiln coMmd silks- pretty toe shapes; are for full dress wear. Women s red, green and blue goat pumps with hand- ,; materials, and include plain stocks, embroidered tabs. 1 I 20 to 271 lnche«"wldoiiareiln%Two Women's gray or brown Suede Theo ties with covered '"rned soles and covered heels; also a variety of other ; ;! Jabots and ties In white, black and colors; values to •}• street shaflos and the weaves Include Peau de (^ygnes, Cuban heels, . ' to.m. f Poplins, Meaaallnes, Loulslnes, Taffet.is and Surahs; Women's brown kid Chrlnty ties with covered heels; Jl/ton'* Fnntlll£>nr ' S()C ALLOVER LACE 15c T all light weight for dresses nnd waists, und every very dainty for summer. ' ric/l "* •* wifCfcc^crfcc* pretty wash laces 16 to 18 Inches wide- white and £ thread pure silk. Special Wednesday only. Women's brown kid Olbson ties with hand-turned soles Men's patent colt Blucher lace Bhoes on easy swing lasts \ cream; point de Paris and Valenciennes; 'excellent for J r mr ../Murnß nn an(l Louis XV heels. with welted solos and military heels. I making waists and for trimming. | 65c CREAM MOHAIRS 29c kW ° Xf ° rrl " th tUrn6fl "'"" 1^- nnS" lo^SS&rSwJft^ 11 hand ' $2 00 WAIST PATTERNS 49c I', Eight pieces of 38-lnch cream English Mohnlrs In and Cuban heels. en , g Rugs)a calf J, xford Blucher cut wlth hand . > **" UV VVAIOI i-AIi^JXXNa X Rrllllnntinn weave; very desirable for outing and Women s brown patent kid Gibson ties with hand- welted soles. ■ Dainty lingerie waist patterns of sheer batiste, Swiss 4. bathing suits; is a bright silky finish; is llrm «nd welted soles and military heels. Men's lan Russia cnlf button oxfords, hand-welted soles anfl Ir >dia llnon; some have panel fronts; others with >• , durable; sheds dust easily, and Is positively a grade Women's tan Hussia calfskin buckle oxfords with and military heels. scrolls and medallions of lace and embroidery; ample •• we sell daily at 65c. Special for Wednesday. hand-welted soles and military heels. Men's tan Russia calf oxfords, straight lasts and hand- nlaln rnaterlal to match for body and sleeves. The J Women's tan calfskin pumps with turned soles and welted soles. I sale nrlce is only one-fourth of the actual worth. 4 $1.25 CHINA SILK 79c Cuban heels. Men's patent colt lace shoes on modified swing lasts; ■ -.- ttat upadpc «7C .. J Women s red kid D Orsy, hand-turned soles, military hand-welted poles and military heels. ( Ifc^.UU HAI JJKAI'Lb 75c f | Ten pipces of "-inch cream China silk specially priced heels; Ideal for house wear. Men's vlcl kid oxfords, straight, comfortable lasts with ! Both face veils and hat drapes and Tuxedo mesh ■£ ' for Wednesday only. Every thread woven by hand, Women's tan Russia calf Bluchpr oxfords with hand- hand-welled solos. n ith ribbon borders- Chanttlly lace with floral de- X I will wash equal to linen without losing its luster and welted soles and military heels. I Men's vlcl kid oxfords; Blucher cut; easy swing lasts; signs and chiffon with hemstitched borders- choice X Is much in demand for waists, dresses and beach Women's browrt kid Gibson ties with hand-turned soles S hand-welted soles and military heels. , assortment of pastel and street shades- values ud 4 | suits; is full yard wide. and Cuban heels. , J Also broken lines of a number of other styles. t 0 $2.00. ' %.Wew College Blouse $1.50\ 75c Silk Gloves 45c flfS . $5 Taffeta Silk v/Y \\ *':'• When you can purchase silk gloves at less than the price I //O T\ m# • , *■*%*- *%. — (( J'J\ '*; : >£?!sfe> Timnor -fne- tho '<•' us , uall y charged for medium grade lislps, you are going to / ft h*OTTt Y^fkftTC V Ci J^4f A f ; idtmOa riuptsr Jltr llltf ; take fullest advantage of the offering, and the sale is.iji / / i t/ttlL(/UlO %JJtJmjrtJ St\ M i 1 «2L i!ttc , _, t < ( timely, for It will be made part of our Cleanup Sale.> ; ;! I ySt'CV* * f I ij'f r/m II 1 V-"f J JftflletlC Girl " Probably fifty dozens of these 2-clasp silk t|l^>\##£«> mm > . ~ . **^W/ lf|f'>^\ \IJ v l/X "" C " 1 ' «-'«•'«• ;; ? iove ß In black, white and all colors; all i«■ KOV^W I^ MatchleSS Clea/IUO J&d/VLiMM ::' /^S^V Nothing is prettier or more serviceable for the woman \- lin ?^. ble ll " n "s***',?£** AS/^^V^Vvfl ?„/* fYttZ- H EfWhlTn/l'l tk <-<' / ///jTTTfi^ who enjoys skating or other athletic sports than these warranted, are ,oc values priced special *+mJ\. \\Wi' JOte Uffer ■ &Kffl*lJsiwk "' I J I/l// : J&'i /JA* \ new, stylish all linen college blouses, as shown In '! at m.*^-^r \\\\ p w,, . MSsTwilSii. ' I* ' ) (('/ttft\f/lr A the illustration; they are plain white, tailor made ---■-—rj-zyy?^'?-: \k x \ F°r Wednesday s selling, 200 Taffeta silk pet- B V*G?*&L'tirrwK. *', \2\'H\//\kfk ■'A with round sailor collar; have slot seams, laced front; , ->~«~ . \ ticoats; in shades of red. pink, lipht blue, wfefJLP KA !l WV^vATvC/ have detachable shield embroidered with flag emblem. iT*/^-, «•».#«-» T^«/^ 'S> ' C •* \^ navy bue, green changeable brown, change- *&^m^?XV^^\\ I: r^^yThubio™ tah^H 7op to^i^N-w Cleanup Sale Boys Suits I: \\W\ T^^lVl^o^VoVnfr (£1 CA |i /^ Holler Skates Free Today A 1 A P I! M™& |\\ fifteen dozen of them for Wednes- Jfi-tjil ! WO** We repeat our generous offer of a pair c^r-^g^^ "% Sa^ Pl , ic , e docs <tl ■% I /!f|| \\ dayat, cho,ce I.UXJ W* cU^^^^^® -»^V^^^^^";^ JPO.VO T ij boys' suit at $2.95 and upward on >^^*^^^ N<^ >^~^^^~^^»^^v~^^ I 50c and 75c Lisle MIL I S[h^) 56.00 juvenile suits $2.95 $/ f£n it l Underwear ', fif}Sio fit .?7 (^fiftt^S 'HBkav& ' X&Jlk ML// Tne assortments of these suits for the little chaps are "?C*^ * e 1 r\ r* _» . IiWJl ' **' *-" *^v^#n,w* \K»4r''' = ir^r still good and In full range of sizes from 2^ to 9 years in sf&rZ-ZbM* Ctt O(J L*e/ZZS »„ o-c^-t,,,! r^t n f "nn ,!„„„ ».„„,,„■, „.,,„„ i|«,ip hnop . V'MaSSMj^/ /'/ '\ Buster Brown, K;iilor. nussian and military Norfolk >^>^jSK An assorted lot of 200 dozen women s gauze lisle hose, WJBBRM. [ U 'I styles. The materials are Tweeds and Worsteds In light /*&jffl!?lW\ An assorted lot of SO dozen women's garments, conslst- ; in plain black with hand-embroidered ankles in pink, W&s'£cr\]\ , t4sXi9< and dark patterns. The Russian suits have small Eton f lff^_ \ ing of Swiss ribbed vests, white, pink or blue, low neck . ! blue, red or white; floral nnd fancy patterns. Also lace 9T JK^ir" \ Q "^5 or ' nr K° sailor collars: the Norfolk suits ln regulation \ sleeveless style or with wing sleeves; • ' lisle hose in ankle effects, black only; every ISm^W ' li§l^^" style button up side to neck, have I|I III uff^^r J some have hand-finished edges, others •i pair imported "Hermsdorf" dyed; have BmT ll 'lii^x pilk tlp> nlsrl monogram on, sleeve. /|\» £\ WM l\\\\\ *icT~Z*^ hand-crocheted yokes. Also women's f" i\ '( double soles, horls and tops; none worth JL i (*1 E» '0 Wi//' They have been regularly priced at MI B In. Ijl] knep leneih lace trimmed Jersey ribbed ufil/^r \ J less than 50c; many of them 75c, ltut all n■jf A Jtf &\W Jfi.nn. Now offered at, choice for Wed- .M/, ¥mm II P nfm\Vv\ pants; In whit.> only: values in tho lot ,]) 11 . ! priced for Wednesday at, choice U 0 f-*^*i Of nesday (Second Floor) *|//B»#X \J |lljl|| ||illl\\\\l up to $1.00; choice Wednesday %J\J\f provements on Salt Lake Depot tract from $1200 to $500. Granted. Marie L. Mosnager asked for reduc tion on improvements from $350 to $100. Reduced to $200. Marie L. Mesnager, personal property reduced from $400 to $200. United Steel Casting company, im provements on lots 79, 80, 81 reduced from $6780 to $3250. Home Telephone company nsks for reduction of franchise from $200,000 to $125,000. Under advisement. Los Angeles & fledondo railway, franchise from $50,000 to $5000. Under advisement. Los Angeles Interurban railway asked for reduction of franchise from $450,000 to $237,000. Under advisement. ; Pacific Electric railway asked reduc tion of franchise from $500,000 to $314, 000. Under advisement. Los Angeles Interurban railway asked for reduction on valuation of machinery from $60,570 to $50,570. Granted. L. Phillips estate asked for reduction LOS ANGELES HERALD* WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 18. 1906. on real estate, 85 foot front on Main, between First and Court, from $36,480 to $20,000. Denied. Improvement re duced from $10,300 to $0000. L. Phillips estate, 89 feet on Los An geles street, between First and Ue quena, real estate from $22,420 to $17, 950. Dented. Improvement denied also. L. AY. Blliw Lumber company asked for cancellation of improvement, $2750 to nothing, same being double assess ment. Granted. N. Bontillo asked reduction on Im provement on lot 8, block 17, Ord's sur vey, from $5070 to $3600, part of build ings having been removed. Granted. U. S. House asked for cancellation of improvement valued at $1230, same being double assessment. Granted. Joseph Burkhard asked reduction on real estate, same being lot 13, block A, Wheeler tract. Reduction allowed from $1815 to $1200. Frances M. McGraw asked for reduc tion on real estate, west half of lot 2, block 0, Los Angeles Homestead tract, from $1160 to $S(!0. Denied. B. 11. Yon Zimmerman, real estate from $72,300 to $50,000. Under advise ment. Los Angeles Trust company, franchise from $331,730 to nothing. Under advise ment. Sunset Telephone vompany, franchise from $200,000 to $100,000. Under advise ment. Los Angeles Gas and Electric com pany, reduction on franchise, conduit, overhead system and boilers. Under advisement. F. D. Lantermnn, lot 1. block A, Sha fer & Lantennan's subdivision of Mon tague tract, real estate from $5990 to $5290. Granted. Metropolitan Hank and Trust com pany, franchise from $44,550 to $10,000; furniture and fixtures from $17,3fi5 to $10,000. Denied. Alexander C. Smlther. Klectrle Rail way Homestead association, lot 8, block 20, to cancel ■ mortgage deduction. Granted. Los Angeles Trust rompany, fran chise from $231,730 to nothing. Denied. Morning Session At the session of the hoar.: of equal ization yesterday morning Rd Wood, tax and land agent for the lluntliiKton railways, tried to gain reductions on all tho franchises and much of the per sonal property owned by lluutlngtnn by "blarneying" city AssosHor Lewis. Lewia was a little modified, but not to the extent of recommending that the reductions asked for bo granted. For the Pacific Klectrle. railway a re duction on the franchise from $"iOO,OOO to $314,600 was asked. "Tho assoHsnr has been very fair in all his dealings with the lluntlngton Interests, and an far as real estate la concerned I bellove Mr. Lewis has made tho best assessment that has ever been mudo in this city," said Mr. Wood. "Itut like all human beings he Ik liable to err, and In nt-uessing our franchises I believe hu has mude an error of judg ment." He declared that an evening news paper had been ver> unfair to Mr. Lewis in comparing railway figures of the t'lty and county assessor, showing the city assessments much lower on tho Pacific. Electric, "This newspaper has failed to take into consideration the fact that most of the Pacific Electric mileage Is in the county and cannot be assessed in the city and has done Mr. Lewis a great in justice by upbraiding him for not hav ing his figures us high as the county assessor," continued Mr. Wood. Wood asked for reduction in the franchises of the Interurban and the Redondo railways and thb morning will ask that the Los Angeles railway franchise be reduced from $200,000 to $100,000. These cases were taken under ad visement. The Sunset and Home Telephone com panies yesterday asked the city board to reduce the assessments of their franchises. Sunset and Home The Sunset company, which is as sessed at $200,000, asked that the amount be reduced to CIOO.OOO. Last year the franchise assessment of this company was placed at $150,000 and reduced by the board to $125,000. The company be lieves It is entitled to a further reduc tion this yenr, as the franchise has one year less to n -i. "How do you arrive at a franchise assessment?" risked Attorney Sam Has kins, who represented the Sunset com pany, of Mr. I_,ewls. "You people are so unreasonable and unjust that I won't answer r. question fo r you," snorted the assessor. The Home Telephone company was a little more modeDt and only asked that Its franchise assessment be reduced from $200,000 'o fU'S.OOO. "Do you consider your franchise worth any more than the Sunset's?" nskpfl Mr. Lewis of the company's at torney. "No, they are both worth about the same," was the .■ newer. "There you have it," said Mr. Lewis, triumphantly to the board. "One com pany says Its franchise, is worth only $100,000 and another admits it Is worth $125,000. Get down to the facts and you will find that '200,000 is a low valuation to place on these franchises. I protest against a reduction of one dollar." These cases './.-re also taken under consideration! Herman W. Hellman asked for a re duction from $300,000 to $2. r io,ooo on the Herman \V. Hellman building, corner Fourth and Spring, beeaurj the, J. B. Lankershlm property Immediately ad joining was not Increased by the hb ppssor this yenr but stands at $108,000. Ho did not bollove It was just to raise the assessment on his property and let Mr. Lankershlm escape. Mr. Lewis ox pluincd the situation by declaring that last year the assessment had been un equal and ho had let one tscapo this year In order to equalize the tax rate. It !• Dnugrroua to \.nlc.< v Told How often do we hear It remarked: "It's only a cold." md a few days later learn that the man Is on his back with pneumonia. This is of such common occurrence that a cold, however slight, should not be disregarded. Chamber lain's Cough Hemedy counteracts any tendency of a cold to result In pneu monia, and has gained Its great popu larity and extensive sale by its prompt vires of this most common aliment. It always cures and is pleasant to take. For sale by all druggists. FEES AND REPORTS ARE POSTPONED STOCK EXCHANGE ADOPTS REGULATION Time for Payment of Annual Calling Fee and Filing of Reports Is Extended Thirty Days It has been decided by the members of the governing board of the Los j Angeles stock exchange to extend for j thirty days the time for requiring min ing companies whose stocks are traded in on the exchange to pay an annual calling fee of $25 and to Me reports showing the physical and financial con dition of their properties. The rule requiring these companies to pay a calling; fee and to file reports was adopted by the governing board sorno time ago, and the time for Its enforcement originally wan fixed for July 16. Since then communications have been received from Feveral min ing corporations stating that tho propo sition will have to be submitted to their board of directors, and In the case of most of these It was announced that the boards would not meet until after the date pet by the stock exchange for the enforcement of the rule. In conse quence of this it was decided to sus pend operation of the calling fee re quirement until August 18. Some of the mining companies al ready have signified a willingness to liny the feo and also have submitted re ports. In several instances, however, these, reports are incomplete, much of the. Information desired by the ex change, and which It Insists It Is en titled to, has been omitted. The: gov erning board Is inclined to stand firmly on Hb original proposition, that every question contained In its blank forms must bo answered fully and un equivocally, and as a result the Incom plete reports have been turned over to the listing committee of the exchange. Tho new rule applies only to the mining companies, but It is said that possibly it will be extended late*' to cover other corporations as well. Min ing companies not now on the list, and which desire to have their stocks traded In on the exchange, will be required to pay a listing fee of $100. which will cover the calling fee for the first year. « ■ » Flbrr-nraaa and llankrt Null «■«««■« $2.50 to $5.00. in our leather goods de. partmtnt. Good thing! (or the beach or mountain tripa. Sanborn. Vail & Co., 857 So. Broadway. IX you want to «o eaat, C. Haydoek, A«<nit llllnoU Central K. It., Hi 8. Spring. /CHICAOCA U AND RETURN — ljk IS Omaha and Return $60.00 li H St. Paul $70.00, New York $108.50 || || Boston $109.50, Liverpool $194.00 10 ■1 Through Tourist and Standard Sleepers mm Choice of Routes II C. A. THURSTON, G. A. II Chicago and Northwestern Ky. ft*,*"^dm /mjgjffifgnffl 247 South Spring St. IGNORE PKOTEST GUAM 1 LICENSE POLICE COMMISSIONERS ARE DETERMINED Action of Board In Foisting Liquor House on South Broadway Char. acterized as Positively Indecent Refusing to grant Mr. Mason's re quest that three oases pending: before the board of police commissioners be not considered until he could recover from his injuries and attend a meeting, the police commission last evening granted a wholesale liquor license to John Phllllppi to conduct a liquor atore at 654 South Broadway. This was. one of the cases to which Commissioner Mason had objected most strongly -ut tl'» last meeting of the board and which, at his urgent request, was laid over for a week. "The business men r.ear Seventh and Broadway do not want a wholesale liquor store nor any other kind of liquor business deteriorating the value of their property," said Mr. Maaon, when dis cusßlng the case with the board last week. "Give them time to make ub- 3 Jections and do not forte a liquor store down their throats as you are attempt ing to do this evening." Evidently fearing that by some $tiper hiiman means Mason would be able to appear at the meeting of the eommts-' slon before they could get to the case in the regular oro*2r of business, the commission, with what was last, night characterized by those present as pos itively indecen* haste, ordered it taken up the first thing on the program. When the tatse vas laid before the commission Chief Auble reported that he had visited Commissioner Mason at his home and that Mr. Mason had re quested him to psk the commission to lay this over for at least another week, and also asked that two other cases be continued untU ho could he present. "We are very torry for Mr. Mason's Injuries, of course.," said Commissioner James, "hut I believe this board can transact business without the presence of Mr. Mason." To prove that It could transact busi ness without Mr. Manon the board granted the license. "Hurry up there," Bcreamed tho lady. "I've no time to waste. I have an engage ment to keep." "Yes, ma'am," responded the flustrated druggist. "What Is It?" "Kive ntampi». please." GAS FOR FUEL "No, we don't have any hot water ! boiler. We use GAS for Fuel. Just touch a match to the burner,' and your bath will be ready when' i you are."