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•aid to Have Stolen Diamonds and
Money fom a Mexican Who
Threw Open His Room
to Him
ln Roy Lay ton, who was arraigned
in police court yesterday and held In
$1600 ill, the police believe they have
the leader of ,i gang of yeggmen and
burglars that has been working in Los
Angeles for several weeks.
< Layton is said to be connected with
■%vpihl large "Jobs" that have been
■Tone within the last month, and II Is
believed that he Is wanted In several
northern and eastern cities.
■ IWhi'ii arrested, I, avion Lftd In his
possession a Jimmy and other burglar's
' tools. The • specific charge on which
: Layton was arrested was the theft of
$14, a bank book which showed $80 on
deposit, and a note for $100 from the
room of Jose Clores, 127% East Third
tplores became acquainted with Lay
ton about ten days ago and the Mcxi
can told the location of his room,
Lnytou called on Clores In his room
aeout ten days ago, and whllo Clores
absent from the room for room
ITJI ton days ago, and while Clores
t absent from the room for a few
lutes Layton Is said to have stolen
the money and the other articles.
:Layton left the room and went away
before ('lores returned. The Mexican
believed that his newly found friend
had robbed him and without consulting
Iho police he started hunting for Lay
(During Clores' absence from the room
on November 13, Layton Is alleged to
have again entered the room, this
time by means of a pass key, and to
hfive secured a diamond ring and a
valuable sold watch.
The watch and ring were found in
different pawnshops yesterday by De
tectives Hosick and Zeigler. To the
tickets retained by the keepers of the
pawnshops, Layton is said to have
signed the name of Percy Clark.
.{ i lores saw Layton on* Spring street
yesterday afternoon and he followed
the yeggman until he saw the latter
turn into the Ramona rooming house.
Clorea then called for the police and
the two detectives, after searching the
house, found Layton concealed in a
The record of the alleged thief will
be thoroughly investigated by the po
lice, and it is believed that the gang of
yegfrs and crooks of which Layton is
said to have been a member will be
brought to book within the next few
Board of Public Works and Street
Department Serve Notice on Con.
tractors Who in Hauling Earth
Litter the Streets
Warfare is planned against the own
ers of leaky dirt wagons.
The board of public works has voted
to serve notice on contractors and
others that their wagon beds must be
made tight so that no more droppings
will help add to the dust burdens in
Los Angeles.
On paved streets, particularly of late,
dirt has been accumulating at a rate
which convinced the property owners
and the police that careless loading of
wagons alone is responsible. This dirt
is carried Into stores, ruining stocks, as
well as making travel uncomfortable
for every one.
Chief Deputy Laws has been in
structed that as one of the heads of the
street department he is invested with
police powers and must arrest any vio
lators he sees.
Warrants will be sworn out when
The law on the subject is that it is
unlawful for uny one in charge of any
■wagon, cart or other vehicle while the
same is being driven along, upon or
across any public street, lane or alley,
to permit any filth, dirt or garbage or
rubbish to drop or fall from such
wagon, cart or vehicle without immedi
ately and permanently removing the
same from the surface of such public
street, lane or alley whereupon the same
shall have fallen or dropped.
Violation Is a misdemeanor, and pun
ishable by a fine not exceeding $50 or
by imprisonment twenty-eight days, or
Townsite Being Eaten Away by the
• River — Provincial Government Is
:': ' Blamed for Apathy In Matter
Special to The Herald.
i VANCOUVER, B. <"., Nov. 16.—Dur
ing the last few months the Columbia.
river has swallowed up twenty-five
acres of the townsite of Revolstoke,
and the town Is threatened with grave
and Imminent disaster unless immed
iate steps are taken to prevent the de
struction of the river bank.
Where once lay broad ; acres and '■
flourishing fields, prosperous industries
and smiling homes, now is a rushing,
turbulent, resistless flood, relentless in
lts powerful grip and increasing in vio
lence and magnitude month by month.
The local' press asserts that the river
l IS surely and rapidly' eating Into the
vitals of the tine little city of 5000 peo
ple and carrying all before it. One
paper says: "Are we going to stand
by quietly and see acre after acre en
gulfed before out eyes, being capable
of detecting yard by yard the destruc
tion of our property? With all due re
spect to the government, it has been
and is doing a little toward coping with
the danger, but the work has been
totally Inadequate, and. to put it in
plain, unvarnished words, a waste of
money and labor. The government
hardly realizes the importance or the
Significance of the danger which is
threatening Revelstoke today
"•The outlook Is serious, and already
property . own. are refusing to pay
their taxes on londs which will go, or
practically have gone now. Year by
year the lands 'destroyed are more val
uable as the river eats its way into the
town. A prominent conservative state*
that over 100 Socialist votes .have been
made in Itevelstoke by the negligence
of the provincial government In not
taking steps to cope . with the river
bank destruction." .
« « •
Novelist's Widow 111
By lm
> WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.— Mi Prank
K . Stockton, widow of the novelist, is
critically ill at . her residence in this
Prohibition Candidate for Mayor He.
sponalble for Reformation of
Agnoatic Lawyer
"Having no hope, anrl without Ood
In the world."
These words, the telt of a sermon
ln a little Methodist meeting house In
Springfield, Mo., fell on the ears of
an agnostic lawyer sixteen years ago
and set him to thinking of this world
and the world to come In a more se
rious light. Partly from curiosity and
partly from a feeling unexplained he
centerede entered the house an agnostic and left
lt i Christian. .
From thai >lny the Inwyer did not
ime the minister whose stirring words
hnd brought him to the Christian be
lief until one day rerentlv. sixteen
Rfter tho scene In tho eastern
meeting house.
And yesterday the two men. one the
prlltnr of the California Voice and enn
didato for mayor or Los Angeles on
the Prohibition ticket, Rev. wlley J.
Phillips, and th" other the Former ng
nostic lawyer, now nn evangelist, Rev.
BUlgln, Occupied the same pulpit
at Long Beach, the service taking of
ihe nature of a jubilee.
On entering n tempernnre meeting
recently ifv. Mr. Hulgln met H
Phillips for tho first time sine., his
conversion nnd mmlp himself known.
Inviting him to preach during his re
vivals, which resulted In the service
One of the Wealthiest Men in South-
em California Succumbs in 75th
Year After Ten Years
of Suffering
After suffering for ten years with
kidney trouble, which developed com
plications, George K. Porter, one of
California's pioneers, died last night
at his homo In San Fernando.
Mr. Porter was one of the wealthi
est men in Southern California and
died In his 75th year.
Surviving him are Mrs. Porter, who
was Miss Kate Caystile of Los An
geles, and two children. Miss Estelle
Porter, now in Europe, and Benjamin
Franklin Porter.
Mr. Porter, one of whoso ancestors
came over in the Mayflower, was born
In Boston. When he was 15 years old
he shipped before the mast, coming
around Cape Horn to San Francisco
at the height of the gold excitement.
From San Francisco he went to So
quel, Santa Cruz county.
Lays Foundation of Wealth
Here Mr. Porter built the foundation
of his fortune. He became possessed
of considerable land at the outset.
There are today several ranches in
the vicinity of Watsonville which are
owned by relatives of the Porters.
Ultimately he disposed of his land
and with hia cousin, the late Benja
min F. Porter, started a shoe factory
in San Francisco, which was con
ducted under the firm name of Porter,
Schlessir.ger & Co.
Mr. Porter's first venture in South
ern California was when with Benja
min Porter he purchased from Eulogia
de Cells 52,000 acres of the original
grant known as the Mission San Fer
nando rancho. This comprised nearly
the entire San Fernando valley and
cost $30,000. Later they divided It
Benjamin Porter taking the west half
and George K. Porter the east 19,000
Holds Big Acreage
In 1883 George K. Porter sold 17,000
acres to the Porter Land and Water
company, in which he held three
fourths stock. The company was cap
italized for $521,000.
A 250-acre orange grove, the largest
and most valuable in the world, was
on the land owned by the company.
Three years ago 16,000 acres of this
land was purchased by a company
called the San Fernando Mission Land
company, composed of some of tho
wealthiest capitalists in Southern
California. This company was capi
talized for $1,000,000 and Mr. Porter
owned 10 per cent of the stock at his
death. He also had extensive, holdings
in the valley outside the land com
Special- to The Herald.
NEW YORK, Nov. 16.— Messenger
boy No. 887, A. D. T., moved down Sixth
avenue near Fifty-first street holding a
yellow book in his right hand and
twirling a diamond bracelet In his left.
He was more interested in the adven
tures of Diamond Dick than he was in
the diamond bracelet. Policeman Mo
ran saw the glitter of the jewels and
stopped him.
"Yes, what d'ye fink of dem fer shin
ers?" asked No. 887, when Moran asked
him where he got the bracelet. He said
he "found it, of course; what d'ye
fink?" and resumed the persual of \he
adventures of Diamond Dick.
"Better come with me," said Moran,
who led the boy, still Intent on his
hero, to the West Forty-seventh street
police station. The boy was Louis
Nathan of 613 Sixth avenue. He said
he found the bracelet in front of the
home of Mrs. Thomas F. Shaw, 31 West
Fifty-first street, where he had deliv
ered B message. Moran went to Mrs.
Shaw's house and asked her about the
Jewel, She Investigated, found a brace
let missing and described It, saying
It contained a dozen fine stones set In
"It's worth somewhere between $2000
and 13000," she laid.
' Will you come to the station house
to identify It?" asked Moran.
"(ill, 1 oouldn't think of coming now.
1 am at dinner. Maybe I will be over
in tli.. morning," said ulie, and hurried
back to the dining room.
Messenger boy No. 887, not at all
v.xci becaUSt the owner of his "shin
ers" Imd been found, resumed the peru
sal of "Diamond Dick."
Train Jumps the Track
iy ARRorlate' 1 Press.
WATSONVILLE, Cal.. Nov. 16,—
Local train Nu. 2«7 Jumped the track
at Pajaro station on the Southern Pa
cific this evening tearing up the track
a distance of 1000 feet. Traffic be
tween this city and Hunta I'ruz is
Robbers Dynamite Bank
UKNUKUHON, lowa, Nov. 16.— The
bank of HenUeiHon was dynamited
early today by robbers. They secured
nearly $3000 and escaped.
Homeless cnltdnsu received and placed
lnI In bom«» lor adoption. Apply Rev. O
V Hie*. Superintendent Children's Home
•oclety. m 4i»dbyry building. Lot An"
If the Patient Recovers Sufflcienly to
Give Evidence in Her/)wn Be
half the Case Will Be
Taken Up
A temporary settlement of the row
ln the Cresaey family was mil.: yes
terday by Judge Uibbs of department
two of the superior court when he re
fused to consider an appointment of
guardian at that time and ordered
Mrs. Nellie E. i rimy to be sent to
some sanitarium for the feeble
minded, to be rfred for by Dr. firaln
arc! until such .time as she Is able to
appear in court and give evidence In
her own behalf. :l
The troubles of Captain Fred Cres
sey. much mnrrled, Reem to have Just
beffUtl. His marriage of about a yea:
ago was his third venture and it was
also the third plunge into the marital
ocean to be made by the woman. It
was not long before the captain had
received deeds to his wife's property
In which real eatnte to the value of
abouX $10,000 was signed over to him.
Tho woman's brother promptly
brought suit for recovery of the prop
erty, alleging that Mrs. Cresscy is an
Incompetent and that the captain ex
erted undue influence to obtain the
control of the property.
Since that time the case has been
postponed several times and "at last
a petition for an appointment of guar
dian was taken up for consideration
yesterday and summarily disposed of.
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, Nov. 16.— Cornelius Daley,
forty-five years old, went to the stock
yards police station today and begged
for food. He was emaciated and so
weak that its he spoke to the sergeant
he hnd to cluth the railing for support.
The policeman's lunch was nefore him,
and ns the starved man told his story
i was with difficulty that he restrained
from grabbing it.
"I'm no tramp," he said. "I am not
afraid of work, but I am almost too
weak to stand. How I got the strength
to get over here I don't know. Deß
peratlon made me strong. I must
eat. I must have something now or
I will die."
Daley was induced to lie down on a
bench and a patrolman was sent out
to get him food. In fifteen minutes the
officer returned with hot soup, pork
chops, potatoes and coffee. As he en
tered Daley raised himself on his el
bow and stared wildly at the tray of
steaming viands. As they were brought
toward him he uttered an Inarticulate
cry and dropped back dead.
Sea Cliff Lads Construct Machine and
Racs for Prizes — One Trophy
a Shaving Mug
Spec-! il to The Herald.
SEA CLIFF, L. 1., Nov. 16.— As a re
sult Of The recent automobile races, the
boys here, ranging- frem 12 to 15 yetfts,
are automobile crazy, and today they
will have an exhibition of their own.
The "automobiles" are home made, and
as they have no motive power, will only
gotlown hill. The race is to be on Pros
pect avenue, starting from the vicinity
of the Sea Cliff house and ending- some
where at the foot of the road, the start
and finish being- marked by a tape
across the road.
A shaving mug is the prize for the
winner. The "automobiles" are mostly
constructed from soap. boxes. Wheels
from discarded baby carriages and
bicycles have been used in their con
struction, and although there is no mo
tive power, there, are several different
patterns of steering gear, and the ama
teurs believe that the one whose steer
ingrgear proves the best will win.
About five of the home made autos
have entered the race. Each driver has
a mechanician, who will not ride with
him, but will be stationed on the course
to help in case the auto loses a wheel
or meets with any other mishap.
For Mayor— LEE C. GATES.
City Attorney— LESLlE R. HEWITT,
At present and for eight years Deputy In the City Attorney's office.
Treasurer— CAPT. C. H. HANCE,
Former City Clerk; at present cashier with (he Title Guarantee and Trust Co.
For many years chief deputy of Ben Ward, both as City and County Assessor.
Tax Collector— JUDGE R. M. LUSK,
Large property owner; former Coumy Judge in Texas and president Board of
Trustees, Trinity University
Auditor— W. C. MUSHET,
Expert nccountant and secretary of the Los Angeles Board of Trade.
Councilman First Ward— R. W. DROMGOLD,
Leader In improvement association work In the First Ward.
Councilman Second Ward— A. S. VANDEGRIFT,
Manager Regal Shoe company. •
Councilman Third Ward— WALTER J. WREN,
At present Fire. Commissioner.
Councilman Fourth Ward— NILES PEASE,
Formerly of Niles Pease Furniture company, and president of the Merchants
and Manufacturers' association.
Councilman Fifth Ward— A. J. WALLACE,
Stock and bond broker, and vice president of the Slnaloa Land Co etc
Councilman Sixth Ward— J. V. AKEY,
Druggist. Vernon and Central.
Councilman Seventh Ward— MARTIN F. BETKOUSKI,
Member of the Fire Commission.
Councilman Eighth Ward— DANA W. BARTLETT,
Head of Bethlehem Institutional work In thU city
Councilman Ninth Ward— M. T. COLLINS,
Pioneer resident of the Ninth ward; former Councilman.
Board of Education —
Attorney; incumbent.
Of the London Clothing- Co.; incumbent.
Attorney: incumbent.
t Stink .mil bflßd liroker.
Attorney; former member Board Education
Physician; former member Board of Health
One of the oldest educators In Lob Ang«le»,
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, Nov. t(l. The de
partment of agriculture is seeking a
plan by which the farmer may cheaply
nmke ■ his own denatured sleohol for
light and furl Dr. Galloway, chief of
the bureau of plain inJustry, under
direction of Secretary Wilson, has sent
agents to windy the big potato that Is
grown In many sections of the conti
nent and arrange for securing seed
and transplanting it in this country.
This potato has small valur for edible
purposes, but Is several times as large
as the one commonly-seen in this coun
try. Prom an acre of ground II I*
claimed enough of them can be pro
duced to make 600 gallons of alcohol,
Which means light, heat and power for
a farm household for a year.
This potato is to ho developed and
acclimated for the different sections of
the United States as soon net possible,
After the alcohol Is taken from It, the
residue Is still useful for feeding live
stock. Secretary Wilson and Dr. Gal
loway anticipate that In i few years
lt will constitute one of the most use
ful nnd valuable crops.
The department has completed m.
rangements with a big establishment
ln the west for the use of 10,000 tons of
lts refuse— cornstalks, husks, tops and
ends of beets, cobs, etc.— be devoted
to systematic experiments In the re
duction of nlcohol. It Is well known
that there Is plenty of alcohol In nil
these things.' The proposition Is to find
whether It can be taken out at a rea
sonable cost. '
San Francisco Grand Jury Resumes Its
Investigation Into Alleged
Municipal Graft
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16.— N0 in*
diet men ts were returned today by the
grand jury, which resumed its investi
gation Into alleged municipal graft
this afternoon and remained in session
until 6:30 tonight, when nn adjourn
ment was taken to 10 o'clock next
Tuesday morning.
It is understood that the inquisitorial
body devoted its time today to probing
into the charge that extortion was
practiced in the case of the Belvedere
resort which flourished on O'Farrell
stipot before the fire.
Among- thOße examined by the grand
jury today were Myrtle Cerf, said to
have been a director in the Belvedere,
and who, it is generally regarded, was
Ruef's representative In the director
ate. Cerf was also secretary of the
preceding grand jury. Others who en
tered the grand jury room during: the
afternoon and remained there for some
time were Moses Cohen and Marcus
Rosenthal, said to be secretary and at
torney for the Belvedere, O. F. and
J. A. Holmes, formerly furniture deal
ers, were also questioned.
Among the developments of the day
was the decision of Superior Judge
Seawell that the mayor and board of
supervisors have no power to remove
the district attorney and the restitution
of the missing $1085 contributed by the
citizens of Searchlight, Nevada, to the
relief fund, but which was never re
ceived by the relief committee.
It is denied by the officials of the
Wells, Fargo Express company that
they hold Mayor Schmltz's receipt for
the money package. Manager Chrlst
enEen stated that the package contain
ing- ths money was traced to Oakland
and there all trace of it was lost.
As the package was lost while In
transit the express company was re
sponsible and made good the amount.
In view of the fact that charges have
been made against the police depart
ment for alleged maladministration of
the relief funds contributed by the po
lice departments of the various cities,
Chief of Police Dinan today gave out
an Itemized statement of the amounts
received and the purposes for which
they were used. According to the state
ment the police department received
$9,333 instead of $32,000, as has been
Mi Positively the Last Jk
wUT^ J Oriental U^ |M
I Our Auction Sale I
I of Oriental Rugs I
1 Closes Today I
ii Final Sales at 10:30 a. m. and 2:30 p. m. ■
" MM Don't miss this great chance to get real bargains in real Oriental Rugs. i|i|
|jj|j Hundreds of rugs have been sold so far and we are glad, though the loss has |IJ9
fin been considerable. We are promoting the interests of our store, advertising Ega
ipa ' it in a novel way. It is costing money but we consider it a good investment. Hal
H , Come today and get your share. Our entire stock is offered without re- ||||
tin serve. Your price goes — not ours. .' JgD
|ljosAi\9eles Furnitureol
(Continued from Page One.)
cut off from all outside communication
except by wires eastward.
Hundreds of families were driven
from their homes along- the lowlands.
Twenty men, one woman and four
children were marooned last night on
a temporary scaffolding on an island
at the headgate of Sunnyside canal.
They belonged to the Reclamation ser
vice. Last night rescuing parties went
to the sc"ene. Boats were secured and
they were taken from their perilous
position this morning.
By Associated Press.
SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 16.— The
flood in the Yakima valley seems to
have reached Its highest point.
The Yokima river has not -risen for
the past six hours, but la not reced
ing. The Naches river is falling fast.
The damage in that section will be
Immense, but the greatest Is to the
Northern Pacific tracks. Superintendent
Beamer states that it will be nearly
two weeks before trains can be run
The North Yakima & Valley rail
road is nearly wiped off the map.
In Idaho the damage from the flood
Is extensive. The Oregon Railroad &
Navigation trains have been held up
for two days, but are reported to Be
running again today.
At Wallace nearly half the town Ib
under water and business Is practically
at a standstill. Great damage is
feared in the mining districts on ac
count of landslides.
By Associated IMess.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 16.— N0
trains for Seattle or points south of
there left Vancouver today on account
of the big storms and floods in Wash
ington and Oregon.
The ii .ills are being carried by
steamer. The heavy floods in Wash
ington and Oregon are ho bad that
the Northern Pacific line is out of
commission between Sumas and Se
The Great Northern line is complete
ly flooded at Seattle and It is not ex
pected it will be cleared and operated
before Sunday.
Blizzard Rages In Montana
By Assoc.luted Pri 88
BUTTE, Mont., Nov. 16.— A Miner
special from Lewiston, Mont., says that
v bllassard in raging in the Judith
Batiln, the big grazing territory of
Central Montana, and it Is feared that
considerable damage to the stock in,
tuests will result, especially should
the storm be of any duration.
By Associated Press.
SEATTLE, Nov. 16.— 50 far us known
Formal Opening of
the New Parmelee
Art Rooms Today
The finest collection of Italian marbles, genuine
bronzes, real ivories, paintings on porcelain and
the higher works of art in Bohemian and, pottery
ever shown on the Pacific coast will be revealed
today during the opening of our beautiful art rooms,
which have just been newly decorated and stocked
with the finest art wares procurable.
Music Afternoon and Evening .
by the Kammermeyer Orchestra
Afternoon, 2 to s—Evening,5 — Evening, 8 to 10. Everybody
No Goods Sold During Evening .
436-44 South Broadway
but five deaths directly attributable to
the floods have occurred north of the
Stuck river. These are H. F. Oammer,
a logger. Put Value and John Veil,
ranchers of Orilla, and two other loggers
whose names are not known. None of
the bodies had been recovered up to 6
o'clock this afternoon.
From Tacoma come rumors of several
deaths near the mouth of the Puyallup,
but the reports are so far unverified.
Rumor Unconfirmed
By Associated Press.
PORTLAND, Ore.. Nov. 16.— repre
sentative of the Morning Oregonlan,
who is now in the Cowlitis district, wired
hU paper tonight that the report that
forty people are marooned on an Island
at the Juncture of the CowllU and. the
Columbia livers cannot be confirmed,
though a systematic search for the lit
tle band of people wan conducted all last
night and today.
Always Kemginber the F*U ,Nf me .' . ,^ - ]
Cwevye Kewemper Che O uinme >G m/ V> •» every
juumve flromo Quinine j* rrj/ A •■•*«?
Wm^tmi^m sir * fttf Wd iv*r7 .. .. - «•_
Curee.*CoMuiOii«D«4r,Cri»iu3 P«vs V* •#• Mm. **» /
Special to The Herald,
FRANKLIN, Pa.. Nov. 16.— spirit
ual wave has invaded the Venarigo.
county Jail, with the result that each*
of the > eight prisoner^ has professed \
conversion. . The greasy decks of cards
have given place to Bibles and Instead
of nightly perusal of yellow-backed
literature there are prayer meetings..
The leader is a young man of ITranlC
lin, who was recently sentenced to Jail
for several months. Among (he eon
vlcU Is /ii young Pollnder, ■ convicted
of selling liquor without a lluvnHe and
sentenced to five months.
He cannot speak or rtsaU Kngllsh, but
friends of the prisoners; have given
him a Polish Bible. Hheilff McKlhln •
ni-y and his wife Join the men in their

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