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PUT HARRIMAN ON RACK TODAY HEARING BEFORE COMMISSION SET IN NEW YORK Legal Heavyweights Will Attend the Inquiry — Employes and Rival Roads Bury Differences. Railroad News llly Associated Press. NKW \ RK, Jan. With the be ginning of their Investigation of the Harriman railroad* only two days off, Frank B. Kellogg and < '. A. Severance of st. Paul, attorneys for the govern ment, spent thi whole day In confer ence with the legal representatives of the Union Pacific and its allied systems. The conferences were to arrange the details of procedure, and will continue today. The first hearing before the Interstate commerce commission will be In the federal building at 10 o'clock tomor row morning. Mr. Kellogg said last night that he would make no statement prior to the hearings themselves, and the Union Pacific officials were saying nothing yesterday. Former Judge Lov ctt, Mr. Ilarrlman's personal counsel, was with- the government attorneys most of the day, and William Nelson Crom veil, it is said, will appear for iii" railroad In the hearing and Maxwell iEvarts, attorney for the railroad were in the session from time to time. While no definite schedule of appear ances for witnesses has been deter mined as yet. Mr. Harriman will be on the stand early In the Investigation. The way for his testimony, however. lsI Is likely to be paved by thai of .1. C. Stubbs, traffic director of the road, and Julius Kruttschnltt, who is director of maintenance and operation. BURPRISE TESTS DO THE WORK Northwestern Engine Men Generally Obey Signals Now By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Jan. 3.— The management of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad has Just completed a remarkable demonstration showing what can be accomplished in the way of educating enginemen to obey block signals. During 1908 the company made a se ries of 'surprise tests," numbering 1625, and the record shows there was not a single failure to obey the sig nal and to observe the rules governing block signaling. "Surprise tests" were made without previous knowledge of the engine crews and consist of every conceivable ques tion which may arise in connection with block signals and their observ ances The management of the Northwestern began making these tests several years ago and found that In a certain per centage of cases the signals were not observed. As the result of a series of early tests ten engineers were dis charged from the service and others were severely dealt with for failure to ' obey signals. In each case the men were told that they had done all in their power to contribute to an accident, and that it was not any fault of theirs that an ac cident had not occurred. It was given out plainly by the management that failure to obey signals meant dismissal. The result of the campaign on the Northwestern shows, according to the officials, that engine crews can be dis ciplined to the point where failure to obey signals will practically never oc cur. SIDETRACK CARS EARN NOTHING Railroad Officials Deny That They Welcome the Blockade By Associated Press. CHICAGO. Jan. 3.— Delegates from more than fifty organizations of lum ber men, coal dealers and other large patrons of railroads will attend a con vention commencing here tomorrow for the purpose of securing national legislation to remedy the general short age of cars and provide better facili ties for shippers and prevent future damage to business through the failure of transportation companies to handle freight promptly. Among the organizations which will be represented at the conference are Illinois Lumber Dealers' association, Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturers' association. Hardwood Manufacturers' Association of the United States. Yel low Pine Manufacturers' association. National Hay association. Southwest ern Lumber association, associations of retail coal dealers In many states and association of retail lumber dealers in many states. The convention will present to con gress statistics showing loss sustalne I by shipr rt "t' !! through the Bhortagi if cars and probably will vi I^.- the pas sage of a law providing for reciprocal demurrage charges such as Congress man Madden lias prepared and will soon Introduce In the house, The railroads are opposed to any form of reciprocal demurrage. They declare that ih<- most selfish reasons prompt them to furnish cara as quick ly as possible to persons who have freight to Fhip. as the cars earn noth ing when not in use. BREmKS WORRY ENGINEERS .Two Million Dollars Needed for the Raging Colorado jßy Associated Press, WABHINCTox, Jan. B.— The breaks In the Colorado river, which caused such damage In the Imperial valley. California, are giving th< oi!i clals at Washington considerable con tcrn. Reports havi readied thi ■■- survey ot another hn 'k in some por tion ot the dike work which if not promptly attended io will prove verj erlous. The officials of the geological survey say the $300,001 for n pair work sel aside at the direction ol B, li. Harrl nmn of the Southern Paciflc railroad will not be adequati foi i c work, bul that $300,000 should be Immediately available with the | ist>a ■ of an ulti mate expenditure ol fci.OOO, I for the completion and maintenance of the work. President Roopevell wa.s in confer € nce , for sen iday with Dl rector Wal«oti and other officials of tie geological muv'V upon the subject. BOARD IS DECLARED VALID , . a __„. Kansas Suits Are Dismissed by Agree. ment By Associated Press CHICAGO, Jan. B.— A dispatch to the Record-Herald from Topekti. Has., BUltB pending in the federal court here to test the validity of ihe statin. creating the state, board of railroad commissioners will be dismissed and immediately the freight reductions ag gi-egatiu* $1,500,000 annually, will bo made by the leading railroads In the Stfite. This agreement was reached at a con ference between freight truffle manng* ers of the Missouri Pacific, Union Pa cine, Hook Island and Santa T« rail roads and the railroad commissioners. The agreement was approved and will bc signed by both parties to the con ference. By the terms of the agreement the railroads will reduce the rate on coal one mill per ton per mile, making an aggregate reduction of $800,000 to 11. 00,000 annually. The reduction on grain and grain products Is 7 per cent of the present rate. The board had ordered a reduction of only f> per cent. The say ing to Kansas shippers will be from $400,000 to $600,000. The rate on all kinds of paper from Missouri river points to Hutehinson, Wichita and oth er western points was cut 10 per cent. COMPLAIN AGAINBT BTANDARD Discrimination by Oil Trust Is Charged Before Commission rty Assoolated Prejft. WASHINGTON. Jan. I, Discrimina tion in fnvor of the Btandi rd Oil com pany bj rallroadi li charged In ;> com plaint tiled with the Interstate com merce commission by the National Pc troleiini assui i.ition against the lines constituting the Central Traffic ssso elation, the Trunk Line association and ii. New Fngland Traffic association. The board or trade of Kansas City, Mo., explains that the Chicago, Bur lington & Qulncy and other lines rnn nlng in> Kansas city charge $•_• a eai for the reconslgnment of grain shipped nut of the city. The board requests that the commis sion prohibit the levying of such a charge or thai the charge, if levied at all. be made just and reasonable. GREAT NORTHERN FIGHTS BACK Contests Minnesota's Right to Prevent Stock Issue By Associated Press. St. PAUL, Jan. 3.— The Qreal North ern railroad has begun to contest the rißlit of the state of Minnesota to pre vent the road from making an issu.' of $60,noo.nnn of stork. In compliance with the action brought by Attorney General Young lii the Ramsay county court, W. R. Berk. general counsel for thr Great Northern. appeared before Judges Hall and Orr in the district court and asked for a continuance until Tuesday. The hear ing Wai on an order to show cause Why the company should not he restrained from issuing the stock. The district court judges, after hear iner Attorney Begg, granted the stay. EYESIGHT RULES CAUSE WORRY Engineers and Officials Apart Over One Point By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Jan. 3.— The eyesight rules for engineers promise to become the most serious subject of difference between the road officials and repre sentatives of the employes' brother hood, who began conferences here. The engineers in presenting their demands find that they would insist upon some modification of the present rules. Representatives of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen began arriving In the city last night in preparation for tho second wage conference, which probably will open later in the week. The trainmen and conductors are act- Ing in concert in their negotiations. St. Paul Stock Notice By Associated Press. NEW YORK. Jan. 3.— The securities commission of the stock exchange has been informed by the Chicago, Milwau kee & St. Paul Railway company that it will pay to each stockholder of rec ord December 19 last, who is entitled to subscription for a fractional share of new stock, the premium over par of such fractional shares. The commis sion unanimously approved the action of tho company. Harriman Is Operated On By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 3.— Edward H. Harriman, who has been confined to his home at Arden for about a w<*<k, has returned to his town house. It is expecti d that he will be down town to morrow. Mr. Harriman's recent in disposition caused him to undergo a light operation Monday. It was said to have been entirely successful. Western Pacific Buys Bank By Associated Press. OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 3.— The sale of the controlling interest in the Union National bank of this city to the West ern Pacific railway is announced, and out of the 1800 shares of the hank's capital stock 721 shares were purchased by the Western Paciflc. The market value of the stock was $'.'OO por share. Harriman Inquiry Today i:v Ass'w-iatf.-d Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.— Chairman Knapp and Commissioner Lane of the interstate commerce commission left today for New York, whore tomorrow they will begin an inquiry Into the coa lition o£ the Harriman system, MANY PIECES OF MAIL ARE DIRECTED WRONG The following report of Incorrectly addressed mall and mall not addressed to street and number handled by the l. ■- A ngelt a postofflce during the month "i Decembi r, 1906, « as made yesterday by Postmaster Flint: Total number of pieces handled, reaching Los Angeles either Incorrectly ed or not addressed to Btrept and number, 378,162, all of which was si arched through the postofflce and cltj li;:. ( i irii B and the Sunset and Home tele] hone director!) a, and dis posed of h • follows: .Porwardi d to points outside of the city, 40.228; handled i I di llvered bs letter car in* to gi i,. i ai delivery tv awaii I 1,048 avei agi number of pieci ..I misdirected mail handled dalls i ■ number of callers exclusive uf Bun daily, 3,857; nuin >! address filed at the Los iffli . 19,445; a\ erage per day, 6: .. CONDUCTOR UNDER ARREST Teamster Charges Him with Assault with Intent to Commit Murder Edward Henry, a conductor of the Garvanza line, was arrested yesterday by Constable Dfi La Monte on ;, charge of assault with a deadl) weapon ah int. to commit murder. The charge was brought by i;. \v. Shepherd, a teamster, who alleges thut dining an argument uetwen him and the conductor because bis wagon be came »1 lick 111 the mud un the truck the Ktl'eet car employee attacked him with the controller and seriously in jured him. Henry was placed under $1000 bull. »■»♦ "Ever notice at a woman's gathering how guilty the other women look when another woman i onus in?" "Thai's right. Whether they've been talking about her or not."— UoulsvlU<i Courier-Journal. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1907. Blue Banner Sale of Men's and Wj/£Z~ o ~*/i mrumtM Vnouirae *" <Js :^^«d^><N^|y/ Blue Banner Sale of M * '* and Boys' Clothing; Continues Today M^%ft/\^9A.tllYl%i irt^^lltJH^JtHi ° yS ' Clothing; Continue* Today It's the great snvlnss nnd buying tlmn WL*^Lyll/C€£\/W t*W#> JU %/ r / * /*// * / ¥ ' r \— Y*^XP©C rt '« the grout M vlng. and buying time of the year. Every suit In the house / /|\\pl* s v V^C.. #• Jr •• ■■' •■ '•' ■ -r-^^T^t/TVAXX- of "' y enr> Every '"" In. the house marked down. Second floor. / / VBRfIADWAt COR. rOPRTH. LOgfAWGI!LE3.\ ARTHUR LETTS. PRDFRIETDR./ 1 \V | j marked down. Second floor I^Ch'Ft'r 1 "-! Bargain Friday No. 365 I see other Papers ; ood things to oat every day. • PLUS or More Important Say» pet He with you come here and I The January Clearance Sale I !ng< Today — Values in l--"^ r "' x " -I The January Clearance Sale lEvtry^'^I Evtry^'^ Add the Two Together and You Have a Sum of Tremendous Saving Importance Dress Goods Remnants at Half $1.00 Blankets 65c 800 fit them for today. Lengths! for waists, skirts, suits and children's drosses. A great many ]t||M flre cotton nnd full 10-4 size. kinds In every good color. Bargains for today, half price, aisle 4. They OOtne In tan, white or gray with shell Stltohed end*. Use them ns cold weather sheets .. *.. V* „ , « . *, nr They make sleeping lots warmer and inorci comfortable; 11.00 values at r,r.e ; third floor, today! 52-Inch Suiting $1.69 ; Crepe de Pans $1.25 its a good 11.98 value with neat Invisible It's a $1.48 vnluo. That black «iik and wool Jpl.Z*) Cotton DlanKetS at VOC stripes In shades of gray, blue, tan, brown, , ■,,,„, lie Paris In shadow chocked voile, ma- _____^_^^__ . ' ■1 l"*l green: 51.08 quality today, ilis1 ° trrlttls Hint make up so prettily; SI.4S imallty on A^X^^KWW|*. .•>. These «■'<• II 1 size, dotihle Wiinkoli. In -fgJBPW<BB3BS^*V sale today, nlsle S, $1.25. . .v\ <"". while or gray. They have a long, T^^Bi^tl\o*^l^Si\ 98c Panama 79c ■ nfi soft, rieecy nap. shell stiichod ends; reg- fl^ffnVia 46 inch,, wide. Its a good, serviceable M ° reen Skirting 29c '"»'• »•« v » lu " to<la " " l nBc '" llr: llllrtl weave; a splendid assortment of colors to A 49c value In brown, green, red and blue. To- lioor. ■ choose from; regular 98c \ - alue today, aisle i\r\; alslo 3 2!>c - ' <:>c cream Mohair we Lining s.tin 3,c $2.00 Blankets at $1.48 $2.50 Blankets $1.85 v/i«ain ifiunaii #^i, |pi, rM Kill! 11-4 cotton blankets iii while, tan or gray, with Heavy twilled cotton blankets, full 12-4 4 inches wide. In neat checks and dots and T int JV 11 b0 fa ', ' 'f ' f ? ''' "4', cs pink or blue borders; shell stitched ends-; JI.4S; third hI/.o: J2.80 values, $1.85 pair- third snipes; figured effects, too. Today, aisle wide; here In blue, black '""' brown, today. [„„. today. Boor today. :.. T.'.e. ' $|.5O Taffeta at' $1.25 Fine White Wool Blankets $3.50 Pair $1.50 Taffeta at $1.25 Fine White W°olW ° o1 Blankets $3 - 50 Pair ~ i They are full size double blanket with a soft warm nap, pretty pink or blue borders. Good If". 00 It's a 36-Inch black tuffcta, a silk that is perfectly dyed; $1.60 value at $1.25 a yard. Today, 36 values at $3.50; third floor, today. inches wide. $1.25. , • Black Peau de Sole 49c 36-inch Piaid silk 98c $6.50 Blankets at $5 Pair $10 Blankets $8.48 It's 19 Inches wide; a good silk; an extra $1.25 value In black and white and colored plaids. 11-4 size, double blankets In white, tan or Hlgll-4 Warm wool blankets, end* bound with good value. Today, aisle 5, 49c yard. Today. 98c yard. gray Wool. Today, $."> pair; third Iloor. wide bilk ribbon; third iloor, today, $8.48. • « ■ ■'.-'■ Pine Tar Soap 7c I A 5 Cent Sale of Cottons I $1.25 Comforts 98c It's the Famous Williams Soap _ • Friday Bargains. from the Third Floor m oHS^i«« I ?^w i^ffi% The kind we sell regularly at 10c. It's usually sold IT' Shirting Prints. .. .5c yd. Canton l ; launcl. . . .Sc yd. |^ third floor, today. ;]:i;CrkrSi V " tisPrtlcandhfilllns - Fri " ™™ 5c >-< ! - India Linon 5c yd. (+ : $1.50 Comforts at $1.25 Pears' Violet Talcum «5c f\, Dress Gingham £ yd. Checked Nainsook. Sc yd. JV l^rgo size, covered with slikoiine. filled Pears Violet Talcum 15c Domet Flannel..'. .5c yd. Colored Voile 5c yd. with white cotton, hand knotted Today' It's the regular 25c size, the best quality, delicately , r •' , IJIp n ..|, 1 Xfimli'ii 5c yd $1.-5; third floor. perfumed With violets; 25c size. A Friday bargain «*> inch Bleached Muslin 3C > (1. $3 00 Comfort $2 48 at isc. Aisie 5. ... \ t . .. tl- j ci t j ' '$.5.00 Lomfprts $2.48. in nr»«m«< r« m X Ir ltemS °' UnUSUaI Interest from the Third Floor Today Th,. v are tine largo ones, pretty patterns lUC UrCSSIng tOmD 3C ; - for. they are covered with the beat sllko- Good rubber dressing combs, 8 inches in size; reg- lln<l - "'led with the best sanitary cotton; ilnr 10c kind, for sale today, aisle 5, each, sc. iilLfc U//>tv»A«'c Walor ¥^«"/^r\T 18.00 values. $2.48; third floor, today. Of I 70 D ,4wSMwWk. »* Ulllvll o ww C*it/I JT IUUI — — It's a Oatmeal Soap 29c Dozen Soap r _gF P^---_sg»^.V 1111 "*^ COEItS £\t 52.9S KemnantS UafTiaSK It's a famous toilet soap, made by the Jergins Soap _PT-r^*|g7_~T ™^!w 1 £lt vBZ.3/O ldlll> UdllldSK company. It's worth 5c a cake. Bargain Friday fTHKfS^^CTB 'jET Important savings in remnants ill price, aisle 4, dozen. .9c. Just Enough for Fifty Women the linen department, third floor. Hair Rrnshps lOf The coats are here in gray and navy blue. ; , ' j en t» - '■■ ; ', ■'. ■■■.-, V 4V 4 '■.r»\i'-'.'-' % --i nan UIU3HC9 iy\, The grays are made of tweed, rubbed lined, the blues are of Para Malta cloth, full length 2 yards 60c Damask $1.05 Good quality of bristles, light and colored backs; with sleeves and small cape. They are water-proofs to keep out the heavy rains. There'll be 214 yards 65c Cream Damask $1 38 regular price 25c. Bargain Friday opportunity, so much splendid use for them yet that we wouldn't be surprised to see them all go this _' J a ac .„, . _ . •"■ no aisle 5, each 19c. morning at the remarkable price of $2.98. > ' yards <»SC Wnite Damask. . . 78c SHOOTING MOTIVE IS DARK MYSTERY BELIEVE JEALOUSY ACTUATED THE CRIME Gardener Fires Three Bullets Into His Wife and Kills Himself— Woman Had Visited Attorney the Day Before lnvestigationI Investigation into the motive for the attempted murder of his wife by A. J. Drothzen and the subsequent suicide of the man himself Thursday morning has brought to light many Important details which will probably never come out at the coroner's inquest this morning. It seems beyond a reasonable doubt cer tain that the man was insanely Jealous of his wife. She was in every sense of the hackneyed phrase his "better half." and it seems hardly possible that the woman, herself possessed of sufficient ■education to be a doctor, could have found much congeniality in the com pany of the man, who was an ignorant gardener. The couple came to live on the Hes.op property on Huntington boulevard, near California street. Lamanda Park, just outside of the Pasadena city limits, some six months a; . It was here the rime was committed. About the two la something of en air of mystery. ».t one time the woman was known in Pasadena as Dr. Marie Horton. but when she married Drothzen at Santa .Ana on July 18 last the woman gave her name as Marie Baine, and It so appears on the marriage certificate. Shortly after that the couple came to Lamanda Park and took the Heslop place. They made no pretense of fixing ii]) the house, and the upper floor was absolutely unfurnished. The nearest neighbors (this is a some what misleading term, as there are no people living very close to the house) say that there had been a great many tiuarrels between the newly married man and woman and that the husband was Insanely jealous of his wife. Street cur conduct on the Sierra Madre line the nearest route to Los Angeles from the Heslop place, tell stories about early morning and late at night return nips from LOS Angeles on the part of the wife, and they also say that such nips were of almost daily occurrence, Kit hough ihe did not always remain away until a late hour. After the hurry of the first investiga tion of the premises many important Cacti bearing upon the motive for the attempted murder and suicide were dis . overcl Thursday afternoon by a Herald correspondent. On the little table In the living room were a num ber of books of the "Mad Love" and ■•Flirtations of a Beauty" type, whl c upon the organ was an open music book, showing that a catchy waltz had be. the last piece played. About the rooms were several trunks tint] some suit cases, all expensive and nil the. property of Mrs. Drothzen be fore her marriage. In these receptacles ure many pieces of costly lace and dainty bits of feminine wearing apparel, not used for some time, showing the love of their owner for light, gayety, love ami laughter. it is the theory of Home of the in vestigating oMc-lals that the man was Jealous to an lriHane dogrce of his wife, no matter how baseless his feelings. It li a theory advanced by some that th» ECCENTRIC MYSTERIOUS WOMAN CREATES SENSATION AT PLAY "CARMEN" DIVIDES HONORS WITH STRANGER Playgoers at the Mason Astonished and Amused by Beautifully Gowned Woman Who Leads Orchestra from Proscenium Box There were two plays at the Maaon Jast night, "Carmen" and "The Lady In the Box; or, Who is She?" Of course, Miss Nethersole attracted the audience, but it is safe to say that even the luscious Olga had to divide attention with the mysterious woman in the left upper stage box. woman was turning her medical educa tion to advantage as a trained nurse, and that her Los Angeles visits were occasioned by the following of this call ing. It is also surmised that the hus band may not have believed that this was the real reason for his wife's absence from home and may have de cided to kill her because his half . rased brain led him to believe her faithless. The house gives indication that tho woman was about to leave, for many of her things are packed for travel. However. In her rambling stories of the affair she made no allusion to an ap proaching trip. Her ravings referred more to a drunken orgy of her hus band's, commencing Monday and ter minating with his death Thursday morning. If the man had been on iUCh a pro tracted spree it would seem that he WOUld have left behind him liar, ol his carousal in the form of many empty li.iuur bottles. As a matter of fact bul ne partly empty whisky bottle was found about the place, though there n-ere several pint wine and beer bottles in a bureau drawer. As there was no witness to the shoot lngI Ing save the husband and wife the story of the sole surviving member of the couple contains all the known details. She says, in momenta of consciousness. that she was about to serve breakfast and had called her husband to the meal, when he suddenly came upon her brandishing a revolver. Almost imme diately he opened tiro from the 38-call ber [ver Johnson which he had in his hand. , . . . , i lllsI Ills wife was sitting In her chair and the first bullet struck her in the back and she fell screaming to the ground. \ second shot passed through the fleshy part of her neck and the third struck over her right eye. The man then went from the room to an upstairs partment, where he first fired a bullet into his body. Apparently he thought the heart was situated much lower In the body than It really Is and bo the first bullet missed the vital organ. The desperate man then placed the muzzle of the revolver against the skull about an Inch and a half to the rear Of his right ear, and pulled "the trigger This second bullet crashed clean through his head, coming out at the left side and dropping to I lie floor. The man had evidently planned the crime, for he pinned upon the door the notice: ''rone to the ranch. J. A. Drothzen." This notice would have un doubtedly spelled the death warrant for his wife for It would have staved off investigation on the part of the neigh bors none of whom heard the shots. However, there was fortunately pass ing at the time the last shots were tired O ft Newbarth. .1 Luinuiida lark Who the lady Is, no one seems to know. But she had the audience go ing from the first. She was gowned beautifully decollete, and appeared to be a woman of fashion, though a bit eccentric. Her favorite stunt was to direct the orchestra with a long hat pin as baton, during the intermissions, and to lean far over the rail, to her own imminent peril, and "rubber" at the occupants of the box below, to their great disgust. The stage hands became so interested in the episode that there was trouble in changing the scenes, and the audi ence was simply convulsed. "I don't know who she is," said Man ager Wyatt, "but I know that she is a lady. She may be a bit eccentric. There Is nothing I can do about it; I can't put her out." Which nobody asked him to do; she was too entertaining. butcher, Newbarth rushed into the house, saw Mrs. Drothsen, apparently dead, ran upstairs and encountered th»" dead body of her husband and then dashed out of the house for help. He telephoned to the Pasadena police that the woman and the man were dead, and the police, accordingly, did not rush a doctor to the scene as quickly as they would had they known that the woman was still alive. Neighbors ran to the scene as soon as the news spread, and when Constable Austin, who had been notified of the case by the police, reached the place with the ambulance ho found the woman had been placed upon her bed and was suffering fright fully. She was Immediately sent to the Pasadena hospital, where It was said last night that she Is practically s>ure to recover. SOUHGT ADVICE OF ATTORNEY ABOUT HER DOMESTIC TROUBLES Mrs. i)rothzen consulted Attorney Warren E, J,loyd the day before she was killed and the talk she had With him was still in her mind after she was wounded. In her delirium the woman mentioned the name of the a! toraey and muttered something about telling him to allow the case to drop. "Mrs. Drothaen came to my office yes terday," said Mr. Lloyd, when Men at his residence at 955 West Jefferson street last night. "She said she had made Inquiries for an attorney and had been referred to me. She wanted to talk about her domestic affairs and wanted lome advice. Of course. 1 can not repeat what she told me or what I advised her to do other than to say that she went home with the avowed purpose of trying to make peace with her husband, whom. It seems, had mis treated her at times when he was drinking. "She appeared to be a woman of some refinement. She made no refer ence to having been in medical practice and did not tell me much of her life out at Lamanda Park. The woman Im pressed me at being respectable and she limply wanted. to know what to do about her troubles. JJer husband had cud. iv, l her out of the house on two oc casions recently when he had been drinking. . The case did not seem to be serious and I urged her to go home and try to make everything all right. I thought at the time she came it was ralhei odd for her to come on Ihe ad vice of a Htranger whom the could not even describe. However, I dismissed the affair from ray mind after she left my office. i had hoped they would patch up 'their domestic affairs and believed they I lid." .:- HORSE KICKS POUNDMASTER Wild Animal In the Jewish Cemetery Resists All Efforts to Cap. ture It There Is a wild horse running at large In the Jewish cemetery, and the animal has persisted In making pasture land out of the graveyard despite the efforts of deputy pound keepers and po lice to capture it. Many of the graves and iron railings have been broken and mutilated by the boust and the sod is torn up in large patches. It is believed that the horse made its way into the cemetery from an adjoining pasture, but to whom the horse belongs cannot be learned. Deputy Poundmaster Snyder In com pany with Deputy Poundmaster Vachel have been trying for three days to cap ture the horse, but their efforts have proved futile, for like the notorious "Maud," the horse is an adept at kick ing and just when the poundkeepers would congratulate themselves upon catching their quarry the animal would send them to the portals of kingdom come by a well delivered kick. Yesterday Poundmaster Snyder was kicked by the horse on the left leg and his Injury was so painful that he has been confined to his home since. In the meantime the horse Is feeding upon the flowers and grass in the Jewish ceme tery nad living life in its own sweet way, unmindful of the objections of the police and poundmnsters. MERCHANT PRAISES FIREMEN C. C. Desmond Says Chief Lips <nd His Men Did Excellent Work at a Difficult Fire C. C Desmond, whose costly stork of furnishing goods was threatened by fire which broke out in a suite of dental offices above the Desmond store, Third and Spring streets, last night, spoke very highly of the skill shown by the firemen In controlling the blaze. He declares It was one of the hardest fires to fight he ever witnessed and that Chief Lips showed a cool and clever head while directing; the operations of the firemen. As holes were cut In the floor above the Desmond store there was every chance of ■ great deal of damage to the stock but It was saved by quick work with v loss of about $6000 or $7000. fully covered by Insurance. TO HOLD SERVICES AT B'NAI B'RITH HALL The Sinai congregation will hold serv- Ives tonight at S o'clock in the B'nal B'rlth hall, 521 West Pica street, Cantor Kat/.. assisted by the choir, will offi ciate and Rabbi Isidore Myers will de liver a sermon on "The Jewish Opin ions and Treatment of Gentiles." On Saturday morning the servli s win com mence at 9:30. The son of Mr. Moyse of Ohino will he confirmed and Rabbi Myers will el>'o an address on "The (.'all of Moses." MINERS STAY IDLE, REFUSING CONFERENCE By Asioi toted Press. GRASS VALIiEY, Cal., Jan. 3.-Every miner In the district is Idle. The mine operative* ln»Ut on a conference over grievances, ami a contract on the sched« tile. The miners refuse a conference and stand firm on their demands. • . Operators clulm the mines* will M closed Indefinitely unless '. the. miners concede. It Is claimed that a represen tative of the Western Federation , of Miners Is on the way here to adjust the difficulty. There In no disorder. Everything you w»ni you > will .' find ' in the clammed pago. On» cent • word. • /<> ¦:. ¦ -\ : ¦¦ - BAER WILL NOT LEAVE COLLEGE Rumor of His Return to Christian Endeavor Work Based on East- .■. e m Trip for Endowment Fund, ,Fund A rumor was abroad last night to the effect that President John Willis Baer of Occidental college was going to leave that institution to return to Christian Endeavor work. Mrs. Baer was seen last night at her home In Pasadena and says that the rumor Is decidedly without foundation and that Mr. Baer has no Intention Ot leaving Occidental. Dr. Baer is now on his way east nnd Mrs. Baer believes that in some way the rumor may have arisen out of this eastern trip. It Is believed that Dr. Baer has gono east to Bee about an endowment fund of $100,000 for a scientific observatory and school for Occidental. It was an nounced about Christinas time that Dr. Baer would receive for the college next March, the sum of $100,000 as an en dowment, the money to come from some eastern friend whose identity cannot yet be disclosed. The doctor declared at that time that he could want no better Christmas gift than this news. OLD PIONEER PASSES AWAY Tom J. Smith, for Over Thirty Years a Resident of Los Angeles, Dies The funeral service of Tom J. Smith, who died Wednesday at the Nadeau hotel, will be held at the Cathedral of St. Vibiana this afternoon at l:S0 o'clock. The body will be taken from the undertaking parlors of Cunning ham & O'Connor to Calvary cemetery. The Bagles, of which order the deceased was a member, will have charge. Mr. Smith was born in lowa thirty nine years ago. He came to Los An geles With his parents when i years Old and bad been a citizen of the An gel City until about, eight years ago, when he went to Spokane. He had been a prominent Republican politi cian for several years, having: served one term in the California legislature. Mr, Smith was a former resident ot ESasl Los Angeles and was well known as a stanch Republican and was a faithful worker in his party. Mr Smith was taken 111 in Spokane last June am: his health continuing to fall, his physician advised him to OOOM to Los Angeles about two months ago, which he did, with his wife. Mr. Smith leaves a wife, four Bisters, namely Mrs. Fred Knowlton, Goldfleld; Mrs. Frank Perrine, Portland; Mrs. !■:. Spi'oul. San Francisco; Mrs. Robert Gottschalk. Seattle, and a brother In San Francisco. "Do you move in the name circle with her?" "I should say not," replied the Bweet thing with a dimple. "We wouldn't even live ill the same square with her." Milwaukee Sentinel. 'The Tournament of Roses could not have been pulled off. had the day been' stormy. But ruin or shine, sunshine or shadow," the multitudes *>> to > Levy's Cafe wlu'iu the furiv tin- Be i* v loo iiud*niu«lo are tho beat In lax* AllgeUtS. ■'* ' V '