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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 95.
ALL MEATS TO BE INSPECTED AND BRANDED Health Board Frames Ordinance for the New Council Brands Aro Required for Every Piece from Abattoirs Sanitary Slaughter Houses, Perfect Drainage and Other Strict Re quirements Insisted on for Public Health Tin' board of iiraith has recommended to th<> city COUndl n ineiisure wlilch will entirely chance condition! In the meat Industry In Lor Anjrolrs. It Is the f»r>i|UPl to "The .IlntKlc" fiKl tation monthi hro when for a tim<\ lie. ;i use of exposure, the consumption of mpat foil almost to nothing. Under the now ordinance, which has engaged much of tho time of Deputy t'lty Attorney l,oslle n. Hewitt, nil meat* niiisi be tagged or branded by a ntttnber Indicating the slaughter houHO from whence they came, a elty or fed eral Inspector must l>e present at all killings, ami other Hafeguards are pro vided. Including modern methods of Bantt&tlon In slaughtering establish ment!!. The packers will bear all the ex p«HSea of inspection. ( >ne of the probable effects of the new la» win lie the eventual establishment of ■ municipal slaughter house. When wui'h an enterprise Is established Hmall batohers can nen<l their s^oi-k there and have the killings done under proper supervision. Mayor-elect Harper is welt posted on the packing industry and 1b known to 3 have ..pronounced views lon the moat ■', ••' question. The new ordinance will find :.*> fn.,4v with him, hi» ; ! friends ' say, ' and • th«r,'ray>^ii|,ba paved for a municipal ' abattoir, which will further insure the sale, of wholesome meats. '■■•■"■. lf , the ordinance. is ready for presen tation to the. city council. this morning it is thought quick action will be taken on it; if not, it will be the first meas ure before the 'new. council. "Section 1. It-shall- be unlawful, for any person, firm or corporation to sell, have,' keep or expose for sale, for hu man food the flesh of any cattle, calves, sheep,•, • swine or goats, or have in their possession or to keep same ; unless me shall have been slaughtered under , the supervision of a United States gov ernment ' Inspector, In accordance with the regulations relating to the inspec tion of meat, as prescribed by the de partment of agriculture of the United States under the supervision, of the health officer or : a meat Inspector of the city of Los Angeles in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance ' "Section 2. It shall be unlawful * * to Hell, have, keep or expose for sale or liave In possession the flesh of nny cat tle, calves, sheep, swine or goats un less there has been placed on each pri mal part thereof by and under the per sonal ' supervision of an Inspector of the United States or of the city of Los Angeles a mark, stamp or brand show lngI Ing that the same has been inspected and passed for food purposes by the United States or a mark, stamp or brand showing that the same has been lnspected and passed for food purposes ■ ' by the city of Los Angeles, and having the words 'Los Angeles city Inspected ■ and passed.' "Section 3. Any person, firm or cor poration desiring to slaughter any of the'- animals mentioned in sections 1 ■ and 2 hereof for use for food purposes « .'of the city of Los Angeles shall, before engaging In such business, make appli cation In writing to the board of health of. the city of. Los A,nßeles for a permit ro:tor o:to do, which application shall be signed by th" person, firm or corporation making application for the same, 'and shall specify 'ho location of the house in place where It la proposed to slaugh ter such' animals." Upon the filing of the application with the said board of health the hen lth officer of the city of I,.>h Angeles or an Inspector designat-.'d j by 1 him- shall Inspect: said slaughter house and .it the same, shall be found , to comply with , the. provisions of this ordinance relative to the construction find: equipment of slaughter houses, he nhall, mnko written report thereof to the board of health at its next meeting, ' whereupon said board shall Issue the permit applied for, and cause a record ' ' thereof in be kept In the health Office. Slaughter House- Regulations • "Section '4.. , No permit shall be is sued, to any person,, firm or.corpora tion to engage in the : business of ' . slaughtering animals for use for food '. ' purposes In the city Of Los Angeles 'unless the house or place lln which 'he same are to be slaughtered ' shall con . ■ form ', strictly -to the following regula tions: i' .*..'' . , ,■ , "If the slaughter room is on the 'ground' Door the Moor of same shall -have four inches of concrete base, com .'..' posed or one part rof concrete and six part* of gravel or sand and a top coat '••of; cement .to 'one part of sand, three - quarters ■ Inches thick, ,or asphalt urn two inches thick, well rolled 'down: if ' • . said slaughter house is on the top floor -on in upper floor.. the floor of the same " t," t , shall be . made • 19»x3% tongued and grooved vertical grained Oregon pine, joints . \,l ' and ' calked with > oakum to within v« inches of the surface; Joints run : SOlid ■': with '; hot / aHphaltuiii; pro viiie.t. " however, • that nothing herein contained shall be*. construed to pro lilhlt tin- uai) of either i asphalt' or.cc ■: nient - for the .••second, floor i the > slaughter h<>us» In case the same shall , he deKlreil' 1 " ■ ■ ■ ■.•;■•■ "Said floor* or floors shall bo .con \.• miii. "alid ■ maintained sufficiently _> tight to prevent the earth » under 1 - or <t oulluuril uu t'Hge Three, t Los Angeles Herald. PRipr- 'foil* Hy CwHll I cr PCWTO MEMBERS OF UNION SENTENCED TO JAIL Ny Arc,,, i .,,,.,, ,,..„ MILWAUKBS, WK. .In". I. Kevin' l member* nr the mol'l'tk 1 union were sentem '■') to fall here by .Tnriw ian born in the United lute*, distrlcl . 'UU | The penalties resulted from contempt prnePOfiiiiKr! in alleged violation of thp injunction granted ta the AHle-Chal ninrs i < < 1 1 1 1 • ; 1 1 1 v . Mlchanl Matsrnsum, chairman, and John bents, treasurer of thp strike committee of the union were sentenced to Imprisonment h the county j»'.i for thirty days, Two other members of the committee were dismissed because of defect In tile pleadings), William Helming, convicted or nHwuiit, was sentenced to forty days In Jail, Two pickets were klvpm thirty days cacti and uw> other strikers were given fifteen tiny*. Notices of appeal were, given In se\ »rnl cases, lint llnnnlng and one, other will begin their sentences immediately. GOULD LAUGHS AT FISH'S DIRE FEARS Says Immense Volume of Business Done by Railroads Last Year Will Be Surpassed This Year By Associated Press. ptTTsmnu;. Jan. B.— Ocorge J. Gould, head of the Qould system of rail roads, which includes the Wabash and the Missouri Pacific, arrived here this morning. Speaking of tho statement of Stuyvp- Sant Fish, formerly president of the Illinois Central, thai an Industrial crisis Ih at hand, Mr. Gould smiled as he said; "The business conditions nf the coun try look ve.vy encouraging and the im mense volume of business done by the railroads during 1906 will not only be equaled, In my judgment, but will be patsed during the present yenr." Mr. Gould was entirely unconcerned over the statement made by Mr. Fish that the New York stock exchange Is no longer a free market, hut the plaything of cliques and pools. .He declared that the financial institutions and industrial conditions are In better shape at pres ent than at any period in American his tory. "There is no Industrial crisis immi nent," Mr. Gould concluded, "and while the market has declined recently. It Is a temporary but healthful reaction." FLYER DASHES TWO TO DEATH Portland Express Is Wrecked on Re cently Completed Fill, Which Sinks Under Weight of Engine. Passengers Uninjured By Associated Press. PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 3.— A special to the Oregonian from Comstock, Ore., says that the northbound Portland ex press, the fast passenger train on the Southern Pacific railroad between San Francisco and Portland, was wrecked about 7 o'clock tonight two miles north of that place. Engineer Welhland was killed and Fireman Long Is missing. The passengers were uninjured. The accident occurred on a recently filled trestle which had been under mined \>y the torrential rains of the last few days. The train was drawn by two engines. Their combined weight crushed the fill and threw them over the embankment, down which they plunged to the bottom of the canyon 100 feet below. The mail car was dragged around at right angles and turned over but did not follow the engines. The smoker was derailed but the rest of the train did not leave the track. The track, sank. behind the train so that it cannot be removed in either direction and it Is now perched on a shelf on the steep grade of the canyon. . i ■ . « i » , ■■ - ' COTTON EXCHANGE HAS NO FEAR OF FRAUD ORDER By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 3.— President Hub hard of the New York Cotton exchange today announced that Henry W. Taft had been retultied by the exchange to represent it In any proceedings that may grow out of the application for a fraud order Hied yesterday at Washing ton by Representative^ Livingston of Oeorgla, and Harvie Jordan, president Dl the Southern Cotton Growers' asso ciation. "We ilo not fear any step that may be taken by the postofflce department against the exchange," said Mr. Hub bard, "because we are confident that an Investigation will demonstrate the high Order of our institution." HOMESEEKERS WILL BUY LARGE TRACT OF LAND By Associated Press. BAKBROFUBLJ), Jan. 3.- An excur sion made up of LM homoHeekers, under the auspices of the California Home KxtetiHion association, passed through Bakersfleld this afternoon en route to WasOO, thirty miles north, to Inspect a large tract of land which will be pin ciui: ci by them for colonization purposes. They will remain a«. Wasco all night ami return to Loo Angeles. from uh.ncc they came, tomorrow afternoon. EXAMINE CHILDREN'S BODIES FOR EVIDENCE OF CRIME By Asßinluti'd Prena. | HKDDINO, Jan.'. 3.— The coroner's jury In the. case of. the three children, burned m death at Anderson adjourned tonight until Sunday. In' th«. meantime a Btomach examination 111 be made to determine the I »■--•* 11. I ..I poison... , •' iKvldence- points strongly that the Children either were poisoned or tiufTo cated and that' the house was burned to cover the crime. FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4. 1907. MARQUISE'S RISQUE PLAY SHOCK PARIS Aristocrats Shower Missiles on the Players Neice of Napoleon 111 Performs in Own Piece Divorced Wife of Marquis de Belbeuf Presents Performance Which Causes Outraged Audience to Make Demonstration By Associated Press. PARIS, Jan. 3.— There was a remurk ablo scene tonight at tho notorious Moulin-Rouge when the Marquise de Morny, a daughter of the famous Duke de Morny and a niece of Napoloon 111, made her debut In an act called "A Dream of^Bgypt," written by herself in colloboration with Mad,ame Oauthier- Villars, author of "Claudlne" and other decadent novels. The marquise, who Is the divorced wife of the Marquis de Belbeuf, had already achieved an unenviable reputa tion, and her heralded uppearance on tlie stage brought out a storm of criticism. To this the marquise replied in a letter published this afternoon, denying- that her performance wus intended to be suggestive and insisting that she meant to give an artistic reproduction of the manners of ancient Kgypt. In defend ing her appearance on the stage the marquise says: "This does not constitute a disgrace to the French aristocracy, as a dis tinguished scion of this aristocracy, the Prince de Brogllo, has been earning his living for some time, past by conduct- Ing an orchestra In New York." Club Men Make Demonstration In spite of this statement a number of club men and Bonapartists got to gether and went to the Moultn-Rouge tonight, where they conducted a demon stration, the like of which has seldom been witnessed here. For ten minutes the curtain could not be raised on the new act, owing to the pandemonium. When it finally went up, disclosing the marquise working out a cryptogram of the charm of life, after the fashion of Galatea, and a beautiful Egyptian mummy in the person of Madame Willy, the din was redoubled. This was followed by a rain of mis siles of every description, the audience even throwing hassocks and boxes at the women. In spite of this, the two women com pleted their act; ■which Is as disgust ingly indecent as anything ever seen on the Paris stage. When the curtain was rung down the crowd rushed toward the box occupied by Madame Gauthler-Villars, and Mile. Pollaire, who is starring in a stage adaptation of "Claudlne," and literally drove them from the theater. REFUSES TO DESERT STANFORD WHEN NEEDED By Associated Press. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal.. Jan. 3. — Concerning the reports that he will be the next secretary of the Smithsonian institution, President Jor dan said today: "I have only to say this: Were such an offer made to me I should refuse it without debate. I have already twice declined the position and I refuse to allow my name to be considered. Al though it is the highest honor which can be given a man from a scholarly standpoint, the work is not as large and broad as mine here. Besides, I do not intend to desert Stanford In her hour of trial." ALL BRITISH COMPANIES REPUDIATE POLICIES By Associated Press. LONDON, Jan. 3.— A1l the British lnsurance companies have repudiated their liabilities arising from the earth quake at Valparaiso hint year. At a meeting of the Royal Insurance com pany at Liverpool today the chairman said the terms of the Valparaiso poli cies differed from those of Ban Kran clsco. The companies, lie added, hail nil agreed to resist the Valparaiso claims, ami law suits have lieen begun. FEAR FLOOD MAY RESULT FROM OREGON'S RAINS By Associated Preai PORTLAND, Ore.. Jan. X IHs patoßM from the Willamette valley and oilier seotioni of Oregon ami south ern Washington report an unusually hetvj rainfall during the past -i hours. The creeks ami rivers ule rising rapidly and there Is pome danger of Hoods iii low lying Motions. In the mountains the snowfall is v< ■!■> htavy, Should tin; storm con tinue a Hood of serious proportions win doubtless result. MAY DIE AS RESULT • OF FOOTBALL ACCIDENT By 'Associated Press.'. SANTA He ISA, Oal,. Jan. 3. Kin net h Mi Kcnzic .i Stanford freshman, lies lit Ills homo in this city with a frac tured Lull tit the base of .his, brain. His injury, which may prove fatal, wan sustained in a football gtuuti, on New Year's day. *\WJMUMkMZMSm£^ STENOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPT REJECTED AS EVIDENCE By Aasoclated Press, HAN KI!AN' - J-m. 3.— In the cn«e of Mayor Eugene B. Schmlts and Ah' itiipf today the attorney for Ituef attempted to Introduce In evidence a stenographer's transcript of the Im panelinent proceedings of the grnnd jury. Assistant District Attorney Henpy objected on the ground that the stenographer In n brother of Supervisor Gallagher and that the transcript might not be correct. Hene.y Insisted upon a transcript by the offlclnl stenographer. Ruefs attorney then declared he would prove Gallagher's transcript to be'cor root. When the motion to set Ide the ill dictments wns token up Grand Juror Motif was recalled, Ho said thai his judgment had not been biased by news. paper publications, A number of ar ticles were read to him concerning alle gations of graft. Mohr admitted he. had read Un in but maintained he had not been Influenced by them. WOULD DIE TO SAVE HONOR OF WOMEN Scion of Prominent Family Attempts Suicide by Asphyxiation Route. Leaves Farewell Note. Will Live By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3.— Henry 83. Terry attempted to commit suicide last night by inhaling gas at 1422 Post street, whero he had engager] a room for the night. He is unconscious at a hospital but physicians say he will re cover. From letters in his pockets It is es tablished that Terry is the brother of James and Wyllys Terry of the firm of Insurance stock brokers, Terry & Co., at 60 Wall street, New York cUy. In a farewell message Terry said that he wanted to end his life to "save the honor of more than one woman and the family I came from." FAMILY IS PROMINENT SOCIALLY Terry's Relatives Can Assign No Rea. son for Attempted Suicide By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 3.— Henry 13. Ter ry, who attempted to commit suicide In San Francisco, Is of a family prominent socially In Brooklyn. He is a brother of James T. and William Terry, Insurance brokers. He Is 38 years old, unmarried and lived In Brooklyn. Ho left here some two or three weeks ago on a pleasure trip. .. His broth** rcceivetf a; letter Today stating that he was in good health and spirits, and that he was looking into various business propositions and thought seriously of settling- In San Francisco. He had been out west sev eral years, cattle and sheep raising. His financial circumstances were easy. MAKE ARMY LIFE MORE ATTRACTIVE Government Cannot Get Enough Sol. diers, Owing to Great Prosperity and Labor Famine of the Country By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.— Not in re cent years, except in war times, has the army been so badly in need of men as at the present time. A circular addressed to all officers of the recruiting service calls attention to the fact that many recruits are needed for the coast artillery, the field artillery, the white infantry and the white cavalry. Recruiting officers are en joined to redouble their efforts. Officers at duty at the war depurt ment admit the situation Is one callln.v for the most extraordinary efforts to get more men not only to fill the va cancies that now exist but also those which will occur during the present year. Particular emphasis la given to the necessity for developing to the ut most recruiting in the large cities. It Is said that the present prosperity and the labor famine of the country are more or less responsible for the Inabil ity to get new men, and it is also stated that on account of the lack of the ade quate pay men were refusing to enlist. It was stated at the department that an effort will Jae made to make army life more attractive and to impress the men with the idea that they are enlisted as soldiers and not as laboring men. MANY DIE IN SNOW STORMS AND BLIZZARDS By AKHodnted Press. ODSBBA, Jan. 3.— Snow storms and bllisards of exceptional severity are prevailing throughout southern and southwestern Kussiu. Traffic on the railroads i« Interrupted and great loss of life is reported. According to some accounts 160 persons succumbed to the cold in the southwestern provinces. I.US WUKI.KS Sl.\SHll\K ' ■•■ Hun up 10 hour* yesterday. ■:,■ .■. ■ Hub •hone 9ißl mlna. ycatcrday. 2 vt, COMrUIATIVH TUMI'KIIATL'UHS <$> L < OMIWH \TI\K TKHfKIIAI'IHUS •> •* Clif. an,,. Max, % <$> (lt». Miu. »i«s. ft . l,u» Au*rlr» 87 01 2 • llruver 4 ail 4' . oiiii.hu 14 so ... ■i> si. i-uui 10 m ■•■ <J> Spokane ............... is M• X .Suit Lake -M Mi <•■ .. lluatuu . . 341 -II <§> . New York 34. « <$> «•« • riiit-iiKu at* is .> .■. ■ |-lt>HburK ............ -tit SO A . • SI , I .l'lil* . . is ny v. v " w n l'r:i urlncu .'..,,,,, 4S fit) vi. •->- I l.i. liiMi.lt . . . . , ;. 50 as v «> NEGRO RIOT INQUIRY IS CONTINUED Brownsville Trouble Receives Senate's Attention Culberson Tells of Out rages Perpetrated by Soldiers Congress Reconvenes and Adjourns After Few Hours' Session — Bever. Idgc Announces Speech on Child Labor Pill By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.— After two weeks of vacation the senate sat for two and a half hours today and then adjourned until Monday. The session was devoted entirely to the further discussion of President Roosevelt's order dismissing the negro troops of tho Twenty-fifth infantry for "■hooting up" Brownsville, Texas. Senator Culborson of that state de fended the order, bringing to his aid many points of legal construction 'and justifying the action by many quota tions taken in connection with the affray. Ho closed with an impassioned state ment of the position of the south on the negro question which he declared to be the most vital and dangerous problem before the American people. Senator Culberson said that great in justice had been done the people of Brownsville. The conduct of the negro soldiers had been very Irritating. He related that on August 4, the day before the "shooting up" of the town, a criminal assault had been committed by one of the soldiers on the wife of a reputable citizen and no arrests had been made for this crime. Defends Roosevelt In defending- President Roosevelt Mr. Culberson said the fact that the troops were negroes had had nothing to do with their discharge. Confusion as to the legal questions involved was, he said, responsible for the statement that the president Bad not authority to make the discharge. The president's constitutional author ity and the authority given him by the articles of war covered the case and made hi-'i action legal, he declared. Mr, Culberson created merriment by saying: "I have nothing to do with the president In this matter. I care noth ing about him. My personal relations with him are about as cordial as those of the senator from Ohio (Foraker)." In all fairness, Mr. Culberson said, the country ought lo know that the re port made to the president was re liable. He read much of the evidence in this report to sustain In his conten tion that the, soldiers and not the ci vilians had been responsible for the shooting. Mr. Culberson declared in closing that the people of Texas would defend the honor of their women with their lives and advised strongly against any actipn that would lead to a conflict be tween the races. He was followed by Senator Foraker, whose speech was devoted to an ex ploitation of the character of Captain McDonald of the Texas rangers. Senator Culberson replied briefly and' Senator Lodge, after reading an amendment recognizing the president's constitutional authority to discharge the soldiers, said he would not object to the passage of the resolution. Bills Are Introduced Senator Beveridge reintroduced his general child labor bill as an amend ment to the District of Columbia child labor bill, desiring to secure action dur ing the present session, the district bill having been already reported. He gavfi. notice that he would speak on the subject January 14. Representative Morrell of Pennsyl vania Introduced a resolution in the house for an investigation by congress of recent railway wrecks. The resolution states that the wrecks ai supposed to be due to overwork of employes and authorizes the speaker to name a committee Of live congress men who shall have full power to sub poena witnesses and require corpora tions to furnish records and all infor mation desired. Senator Gearln save notice that on Monday he would call up his resolution that negotiations be entered into with Japan lor h modification of the exist ing: treaty with that country. REINVESTIGATION IS BEGUN Attorney General's Assistant Probes Again Into Brownsville Riots Hy ANUtClated Hre««. SAN ANTONIO. Tex., Jan. 3.— Milton G. Purdy, assistant to the attorney gen eral of the United States, begun taking testimony here yesterday in connection with the Brownsville riot by soldiers of the Twenty-fifth infantry last August. BJ, M. Odin and is ife, occupants of tho hotel .H ilic lime of i lie riot, and two enlisted hospital oorpi men were ex amined. Their testimony is kept secret. L Reeves, one of the soldlerx Of the Twenty-fifth who was diucharged with out honor, Is hen and win bo the star witness today. Mass Meeting Petitions Congress By AnßoclatiMl I'ieaa. NKW YORK, Jan. 3— At v, mass meeting of negroes held m cooper Union tonight, in celebration of the einaiu i|>ation proclamation, rebolu tioiis were adopted calling on congress to make ■ thorough Inquiry into the Brownsville affair. OFFICIALS SAY WRECK VICTIMS WILL NUMBER 32 N y Associated Press, TOPBKA, Kas., Jan. 3.— The Inquest to be held over thr bodies of the men killed In the Rooil Tslnnd wreck at Volland, Kb«., yesterday by the au thorities of YVftbauna.ee county «■»< today postponed until Monday, John T . Lynos. the operator at Volland, was the principal witness. Official* of the railroad company state, that thn total number of dead will not oxrofd thirty-two, In all there in.' tweiity-elßht bodies nt Topeka and Alma, Including those of persons who Wen killed outright, bodies of victims who have died since the wreck and the charred corpses that were removed from the smoking car after ho fire. of these bodies five, are those of white men, one. is the corpus of a negro porter and 1 twenty-three are Mexicans. The offlciHi* <>r thr Rock Island rail road are hokihiK an Inquiry to defin itely place th responsibility for the cnlllsion. CHINESE FAMINE RELIEF IS STARTED Government Has Large Sums of Money Available and Will Restrict For. eigners' Contributions to Donations of Food By Associated Press. .SHANGHAI, Jan. 3.— Famine relief work has bfen started with Tslng EClang Fu, Suchen, Yaowan and Souehou Fu as centers there being the greatest dis tress anil largest refugee camps at these points. The distribution of the relief is being superintended by local committees con sisting of all the missionaries, aider] by prominent citizens. In view of the large sums available from the government and other Chinese sources foreign aid shortly will be re stricted to donations of food. Fifteen thousand bags of American flour are now on the way here. It has been decided not to give provisions away for nothing but to sell them at the cheapest rates except In cases of actual starvation. The latest reports from missionaries describe harrowing suffering In the famine district. Hundreds of persons are dying daily from hunger and cold. URGES ANTI-TRUST LAWS FOR STATE Colorado's Executive Sends Message to Legislature Advocating Enact. ment of Measures Follow. ing Ohio's Lead By Associated Press. DENVER, Colo., Jan. 3.— ln his bien nial message to the legislature today Gov. F. J. McDonald advised the mem bers to frame anti-trust legislation along the lines of the Ohio law, which, he said, has stood the test of judicial determination. Referring to recent revelations re garding the management of Insurance companies, the governor was not in clined to view the situation with alarm, "believing there is a middle course to pursue, which will fully protect the in sured as well as the companies." He recommended the creation of a state departments of insurance and th<: offices of the state bank examiner. ln considering proposed mining fraud legislation, the governor declared care should be exercised to distinguish be tween legitimate and illegitimate min ing propositions, lest irreparable dam age be done one of the state's most profitable resources. - .i ■■•;*, « « » GRANTS HEYL DIVORCE; NO CONTEST MADE By Associated Press. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 3.— Judge Halsey in the circuit court today granted a divorce to Mrs. Clara S. Heyl from Jacob Heyl. There was no contest. In the division of property by agree ment $325,000 in life insurance is as signed to Mrs. Heyl as well as Heyl'a half Interest in the Schandein-Heyl li brary. Mr. Heyl relinquishes all claims against the Schandein estate, amount ing to about $460,000, and also his fees as executor, amounting' approximately to $60,000. Mrs. Heyl pays over to the defendant $300,000 In real estate, first mortgage bonds and about $70,000 cash. FIRE DESTROYS EQUIPMENT OF ENTIRE ARMY CORPS By Associated I'ress. PORTSMOUTH, Eng., Jan. 3.— The fire which broke out luat night among the camp and equipment stores on the Kun wharf here caused damage, ac cording to official estimates to the amount <>f $1,250,000. The entire equipment of an army corpu was destroyed. The cause of the tire has not been determined. CONFESSES TO KILLING; JUDGE GRANTS DISCHARGE By Associated Pres«. REDDING, Jan. 3.— Gaeteno Cattanl, arrested Dec. 18, iharged with th* mur der of G. Palfinl near i/iiimin. Novem ber 11, confessed today. He said he took PalHui for a deer and shot him In the back. Cattanl was dis charged on the ground of accidental shooting. Flash Starts Expensive Fire By Assoclat«d Press. P ITTBBUKO, Pa.. Jan. B.— A fire which started last night from the Hash of a miner's blast In the Ellsworth mln ■% No. 3 at Cokesburk, Pa., , near here, owned 'by the Lacka wanna Coal com ii..m. has caused a losa of $400,000. PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS PROMISES TO SUPPORT NEW GOVERNMENT Municipal League Is Beady to Help Officials Want a Plan of Action Outlined to Them New Mayor and Councilmen Declare They Cannot Say What They Will Do Until More Familiar with Their Tasks -* s ■ -v '• "We lire back of yon. but we •> •' vi nil 111 like to know tvbnt you In- '•> • t«Mi«l lo do." — Tile Municipal '• league, in effect, to the now muni- <•> •■ olpal government. ■%> <§> "We «ill have some hnnl prob- •> .i». i» lent* to solve, anil wo rnnnnl tell •,*> <$> Jual what we will ilo, but what- <♦> i> ever we <lo It wljl be done In the <♦> ", • ■ Intercut of I Ik- city »C lioa An- •> <^ Helen."— new municipal ad- <♦> *> ministration, In effect, to the •■♦> <*> Municipal league. ,<§> ( Los Angeles last night adopted, prob ably for the first time in its history, the old New England plan of holding a ; town meeting. to discuss In a friendly manner plans for the future of the municipality. . ; J Members of the Municipal league, to the number of about 200. represented the public, while all tho new city of ficials were present as guests of the public, to discuss their plans. Everything was harmonious, as his tory tells usually was the case at tho old New England gatherings, and tho best of tooling, .was displayed through out the proceedings. The public told the incoming officials how greatly interested they— the pub lic — were in the welfare of the great and beautiful city in which they llva and how earnest their desire that noth ing ba done to halt its material pro gress; that they would be found back of the administration, and knew that it would do nothing for which it or tho public would be ashamed, but they would like to know what the admin istration intended to do. Rather Noncommittal The new officials thanked the public for the great interest which they had demonstrated in the well-being of the officials and in the welfare of the city expressed pleasure that they would have the support of the public in the administration of the laws; said they would be confronted with many mo mentous questions and difficult prob lems, and that they could not tell ex actly what they would do, but whatever action they took would bo in the inter est of the city and that If they erred the errors would be of the liead and not of the heart. This reply, while not all that had been expected by the public, was never theless voted to be satisfactory and the gathering adjourned with increased good feeling and confidence that the affairs of the beloved City of Angels would be safe in the hands of the men (Continued on Page Four.) THE DAY'S NEWS FORECAST For Southern California: Cloudy Friday; light east winds changing to southwest. Maximum temperature in Los Angeles yesterday, 61 de. grees; minimum, 37 degrees. I —All1 — All meats to be Inspected. — Folk suggests many new laws. 3— Have no clew to bank robbers. I —Harper1 — Harper says "Wait and see." 5 —"Booze"5 — "Booze" interests on anxious seat 6— Editorial. City news. B —Sports.8 — Sports. 9 Southern California news. 10— Markets. 1 — Classified advertisements. — Railroad news. LOCAL Mystery surrounds motive for ni< dener to shoot his wife and kill him self. Police have no clow to looters of Newport bank. Health department formulates law for Inspection of all meats. Municipal league, holds banquet and asks new administration to outline Its' policy. >■■■': , • • • , City Attorney Mathews may ho re tained as consulting attorney on Owens river aqueduct. Sunshine machine shows record of nine hours and tifty-one minutes out t>i' a possible ten hours of sunshine. COAST Scion of, prominent eastern family at tempts to sail- honor at women. Two are killed hi wreck on Portland CXiJlt'SB. forfPon Play presented by Marquise do Monty , causes demonstration on part of artsto crats. EASTERN Congress reconvene* and considers n» negro riot Inquiry during few hours' sea sign.