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DAY WITH LAWYER LEAVES OFFICE IN CHARGE OF FRIEND 'Blame for Signatures of Chamber of Commerce Men and Other Mlsrep reaentatlona Laid at Door of Employe , There wns an air of depression yrs torday about a. certain room on the fifth floor of the Lankershlm building .it Third and Spring streets. On the door of the room wna tho sign, "Interstate I'ivhh Association." There also were In the room a stenog rapher, a Jnpanese boy and two men, one of whom declared with emphasis that ho had no financial Interest In tbe proposition, but that lie was n. per sonal friend of the manager and wanted to pee that he Rot justice. The air of depression (teemed to have enervated all those present, because each acted as though her or his best friend on earth had Just passed away and left them, Instead of a fortune, a number of pressing bills. One object of Inquiry on tho pnrt of the reporter and, In fact, the main oh- JeOti was missing. This wits M. O. Osgoodby, who appears to have been the heai hide* horns and cloven feet of the so-called Interstate Press asso ciation. lnquiry developed tho fact that Mr. OsgOOdby had not 'appeared. although the hour of the. reporter's cihl was late ln tho afternoon. With His Attorney "Ho has been with his nttornoy nil day," volunteered tho personal frlond, who gave hi« nuino rr Van Hovonborg, nd who afterward reiterated the state ment that he hud no financial intorost In tho concern, but wus merely a friend of Osgooilby. From th" fact that Osgoorlby was with his attorney all day, It is sur mised that ho has troubles of his own, although it hi\s been intimated that this Is not the first time thnt ho hns tdkon B mom her of tho legal profession Into his confidence. Osgoodby Is In trouble nnd the state ment is mndo on mithnrlty of Mr. Van Hovonhorjr. who, while he was confid ing tho information, again took the opportunity to assort that he has no financial Interest In the lnterstnto Press association and merely is a friend of Osgoodhy. According to Mr. Van Hnvonborg tho trouble of tho head of the association In nil duo to the disobedience of orders by an employ., who was engaged In tli.- pleasant duty of parting merchants from their money, which was to be util ized in spreading before tho readers of ■I'.H', tastern country papers — count them, 486— word pictures of California In gen eral and Los Angolcs In particular. This unscrupulous employe was flrod on tho spot and the language which Mr. OsgOOdby used on the occasion, ac cording to his frlond Van Hovenberg, was a poem in denunciatory English. Poor, Poor Osgoodby! But tho damage had been dono, and now Mr. Osgoodby, honest Vnd honor able, wlt.i tho best of motives and with the most patriotic intentions In devot ing bla energies and other people's money tO securing settlers for the Golden stnto and the Angel city, must lionr the odium of nnothor's faults, ac cording to his friend Van Hovonborg. Tho mistake made by the employe was in representing— or, rather, mis roprosontlnsr — that tho project of the Interstate Preps association had boon Indorsed by tho Los Angeles chamber of commerce, through its picsldent and secretary. According to Van, Mr. Ospondby at once corrected tho misrepresentation which hnd been innde, says tho friend, against his positive orders, and the discharge of the unfaithful employe occurred within a fraction of a minute. If not a little quicker. The facti? in the case, it is said, are that a representative of tho press as sociation secured the signatures of President W. J. Wnshburn and Secre tary Frank Wiggins of the chamber of commerce to a circular inviting enstern people to come to Los Angeles, but that theso signatures, with others, were placed on another elrcular, but not ropled exactly, and by means of which merchants nnd business men genonlly wit > induced to subscribe liberally to the advertising scheme. Signatures Not Forged Some, It Is said, were led to believe that they wore subscribing to the fund Of tho Development society of Califor nia, which is composed of many of the leading mon of California, including Governor GilloV, and the advisory board of which is head* d by Henry E. Huntington. The sixnttturos nro admitted by, Mr. Washburn and others not to be for geries, but it is declared that In one or two instances tho resemblance is almost as marked us In a case In Cin cinnati several years ago. when tho ■ ■•' who duplicated the signature was sentenced to tho Ohio state penitentiary for forgery. The original signatures were returned to the men who wrote them nnd it Is * said that a promise was made to jtturn the subscriptions secured by the asso ciation. Manager W. Scott Smith of tho De velopment society of California said yesterday that Ills solicitors were pro vided with credentials and regular sub scription blanks. PATROLMAN IS INJURED; ■ CHINESE MUST ANSWER Ah SliiK, 'he Chinese recently arrest ed on suspicion of conducting a lottery and fined 150, was again taken before Polios Justice Fredrickson yesterday, oharged with a misdemeanor. When Officers Olenn and Stevens, who were detailed to innke the arrest, entered HlnK'H houso Ht 124 Aulbfit alley they were attacked by an unidentified Chi nese who Inflicted severe injuries up in i Kllcer Stevens' wrist with an empty beer bottle. Ho made his escape. Sliik was released on bonds to appear before the court at 10 "'clock, February 12, at which time his case will be set for trial. MAYOR IS A PRINCE, SAYS CAPTAIN FELTS "Mayor Harper 1h a thorough busi ness man, appreciates auggeatloni and helps from others and la MM of tho bent uiaynrx we ever had ho is a prince," said Captain B. it. Pelti yes terday, who has charge of this city chain gang. These "city guMta>" »v«r»ging about slxty-tive daily, aru ut work finishing the grading of the playground near Echo park. Building Improvements have been made on the playground and more to follow for tho accommodation j.i the children. I you want to go ea»t, C. Hay doc K. Ag«nt IHInoU Central K. R., U« W. Itk. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. nitron \n:n ny tup. *t\ti: of »nw yoiik. stock compact) JOHN R. HEGEMAN, President OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS Additional Voluntary Contribution to Industrial Policy-holders over and above all obligations expressed or implied in their Policies. A Cash Dividend of $1,000,000 for Whole Life Policies Over Five Years Old. A Mortuary Dividend of $1,000,000 on all 1907 Claims Under Policies Over Five Years Old. Benefits During Second Six Months Increased 100 per cent. Whole Life Policies Over 15 years in force when the Insured is 80 years of age paid as Endowments. CASH DIVIDEND II A MORTUARY DIVIDEND Repeating its generOUS action Of the last eight years, and doubling has been declared in the Industrial Department applicable to all death claims incurred during the amount of the annual bonus, there has been declared by the &^J&^*£^.?%^^^&^£S^£.> m - Company this year a cash dividend estimated at one million dollars. Over , years a Dividend of ; per „„, Over 10 a Dividend of 10 This dividend has been declared On all Industrial Whole Life policies Over 15 years, a Dividend of IS per cent. Over 20 years, a Dividend of 20 per cent. issued prior to January 1, 1903. As has been the Company's practice Over 25 years, a Dividend of 25 per cent. heretofore, there Will be included » in these benefits thC V\^hole Life For example: A policy for $260, Issued on January 1 1,1 597, matures by death during 1907 on or after January Industrial policies of all those companies whose business ' has been 12 - The policy was In force over ten years, and the Company will pay a Mortuary Dividend of 10 per cent, or Industrial pOilCieS OI all ttlOSe COmpanieS WnOSC . DUSinCSS liaS DCen $26, the heirs receiving J286, instead of $260, as named In the policy. Or a policy for $300, issued February 7. ~r,r,,,-^.«.,4 U,, tUm. I\/Tmi..s>«%Li:+'m ' 188 °! death occurs In 1907 on or after February 8; the policy was in force over twenty-five years, the company aSSUmCCI Dy tne IVietrOpOlltan. will pa the beneficiary a Mortuary Dividend of 25 per cent of $300, or $75, making a total of $375. LIFE POLICIES PAID AS ENDOWMENTS During the year 1907 any person insured in the Industrial Department of the Metropolitan the Company will issue a paid-up policy for the face of the policy. who is 80 years of age or over and who has paid premiums for fifteen years or more on any This voluntary conversion of Whole Life policies into Endowments or into fully paid-up policy may receive the face value of his or her policy in cash ; or if a full paid-up policy is pre- insurance is one of the most liberal concessions ever made by any Industrial Insur- ferred, in order that the amount of insurance may be available as a burial fund at time of death, ance Company. THIS MAKES $12,000,000 DISTRIBUTED VOLUNTARILY AMONG HOLDERS OF INDUSTRIAL POLICIES DURING THE PAST TWELVE YEARS, IN EXCESS OF AMOUNTS CALLED FOR BY THE POLICY CONTRACTS INCREASE IN BENEFITS New Tables with large increases of benefits in Industrial policies have been adopted. The payment of premiums on all new Industrial policies will cease at age 75. Reductions have boen made in the premiums charged for ordinary policies. The Company Wrote More Insurance Than Any Other Company in the dg\f\g\ In Its Ordinary Department the Company Wrote More Pa;d=f or Business World. The Company Gained More Insurance in Force Than Any Other I 111 |L Than Any Other Company Save One Company in the World IuUU It Gained More Ordinary Business Than Any Other Company Save One Its Expense Ratio Was Largely Reduced and Was the Lowest in the Company's History MORAL: INSURE IN THE METROPOLITAN GREAT FOUNDER PLANS ADDRESS WILLIAM P. GEORGE TO SPEAK ON JUVENILE REPUBLICS Trustees of Park Congregational Church Decide to Erect New Build, ing, Corner Bellevue Avenue and Douglas Street William P. George, founder of the (Jeorge Jr. republics, will speak tomor row evening in the First Congregational church on the work of the republics. Mr. Qeorge comes here under the aus liicuß of the Juvenile Court ussociation. In the afternoon the quarterly twilight communion will be celebrated at this church at 4 o'clock, when fifty new members will be received to the mem bership of the church, making the total number 1700. The evening serv ice will be held for Mr. George to Hpeak. there usually being no evening service on the days of twilight com munion. Hey. William Horce Day, pas tor of the church, will preach at the morning service on "Mark's Mosaics of tM Muster." The trustees of the Park Congrega tional church, corner Temple and Met oalf streets, decided at a recent meet ing to dispose of the present church property and to build a new church building on the lot purchased, corner Hellevue avenue and Douglas street. This church was organized twenty-one years ago and Is the second oldest of the denomination in Lob Angeles. Baccalaureate Sermon Rev. Robert Burdette, pastor of the Temple Baptist church, will preach the i.iivulauiTuii- sermon for the graduat ing class of th« Los Angeles College of osteopathy tomorrow at the morning service. He will luko for his topic "Ideal Health." In the evening he will Hpeuk on "Love'B Recompense." From MO to 000 people are turned away each Sunday evening for lack of room, ;il though there are 2500 free seats in the Auditorium. Tha "vangelis'.ic aervicea conducted by J. llruoe Kvans at the Olivet I'on gr«gaUon&l church will close tomorrow with services throughout the day. The irm service will be held at 6 o'clock in the moruing with a sunrise prayer meeting. At 1:30 o'clock a special uerv- LOS ANGELES HERALD; SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2. 1007. Ice will be held for the boys and girls of the Sunday school and at 11 o'clock Mr. Evans will preach. There will be a special meeting for men only at 3 p. m., at which Mr. Evans will speak on the subject, "Whitewashed vs. Washed White." The young people will hold a special meeting at 6:30 o'clock, at which youg converts will speak. Mr. Evans will formally close the series of services in the evening. Conducts Bible Study Class Mrs. A. B. Prichard is conducting a Bible study class for young women at the Central Presbyterian church, which meets each alternate Friday evening. Supper is served for the class at the church at 6 o'clock. The class is undenominational. The Home Missionary society of the Boyle Heights Methodist church will give an "at home" next Thursday aft ernoon at the home of Mrs. Stuire, 403 Cornwall street. Rev. A. B. Prichard, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church, will take part in the dedication of the new Pres byterian church at San Pedro tomor row evening. Rev. V.'lnthrop Allison, financial secretary of the Bible league, will preach at the Central church. The Queen Esther circle of the Boyle Heights Methodist church will give a valentine social next Thursday even ing at the homo of Mrs. F. O. Glazier, corner Michigan avenue and Chicago streets. The second half of the term will be opened Monday at St. Vincent's col lege. The members of the Japanese mission were entertained last night at the First Congregational church with a lec ture by Mr. Boody on "The Life of Christ." Bishop Conaty will preach at the 10:30 o'clock mass tomorrow at tho Cathedral of St. Vtbiana. The men of the Central Presbyterian church were entertained by Rev. A. B. Prichard, pastor of the church, last Tuetiduy evening. _ J lans were discussed for v Presbyterian brotherhood. The Phllathea class of tho Boyle Heights Methodist church will give a valentine social at the parsonage next Friday evening. A reception was given in honor ot the Park Congregational church choir last night by Rev. J. H. Cooper, the pastor, and wife, at the church. Ernest Andruw Is leader of the choir. Miss Mary U. Merritt, the new church and Sunday school missionary for the First Baptist church, has arrived and assumed her duties as pastor's assist ant. Will Give Reception The men's club of Christ church will give a reception In honor of the women of the parish next Friday evening ut the Woman's club house. The Guild of the Holy Child of this church will give a valentine entertainment a week from Monday evening in the guild hull. "The Rainbow in the Sky" will be the topic of Rev. Dana W. Bartlett tomor row morning at the Bethlehem church, corner Railroad and Main streets. Ern est Bent wil Iglve a baritone solo. The Men's league of the First Con gregational church —Ml hold its annual meeting and election of officers next Thursday evening. "Fasting" will be the morning topic of Rev. T. C. Marshall at St. Mark's church tomorrow. In the evening he will speak on "Hypocrites." A men's club and societies for boys are being organized In this parish. Boys are being given military drills each Thurs day evening, the present class to be come officers in the companies that arc to be organized. Rev. G. E. Foster is conducting a series of Bible markings each Friday evening at the Coffee club for the members of the King's Body Guard of the Y. M. C. A. Candles will be I lessed before the 8 o'clock mass this morning at St. Mary's church. Mass will c celebrated tomor row at 7 and 10 o'clock. Resumes Control of Mission win c. Trotter, superintendent of the Union Rescue mission, who has been absent from the .dive work oC the mission on account of 111 health, will again assume control and tomorrow evening will make his formal return. Judge Curtis D. Wilbur will speak at the service on "The Law of Love." Tho Samaritan ciub of young converts will give musical selections. The an nual report shows 1709 men converted ut this mission during the year. Candlemas day, or the purification, will be observed toda. In Catholic churches with the blesslnK of oandles and procession. At thu cathedral of St. Vlbiana the candles will be blessed at 9 o'clock. Similar services will lie held at St. Vincent's and the Plaza church at the same hour. The candles will bo blessed at the Holy Cross church at 8 and 10 o'clock. The least of St. Blasius will be observed tomor row, when throats will be blessed. Elaborate preparations are being made" for the dedication of the Hols- Cross church a week from tomorrow, at the corner of Forty-seventh and Main streets. Bishop Conaty will of ficiate and will preach the sermon. A notable feature of the uedica !on will be the music, which will be sung by two choirs, a sanctuary choir of six teen boys and a chorus choir of thirty voices to alternate in the service <. "i nod's third mass will be sung with the "Jubilate Deo" as offertory. "Boos Baoredos Magnus," compos, i hy Rev. T. F. Fahey, the pastor, and dedicated to Bishop Conuty, win be rendered. Tha services will close, w ith the. "Te Deum." He Knew It Sho (reflecting)— Lot me SM love, green Is Jealougy. blue U fidelity, yellow Is envy, black 1» mourning. white is Innocence and what i* brown." He— Beer!— Meggendorfur UUvtur. ORANGE GROWERS WILL TESTIFY Effort to Be Made to Convince Inter. state Commerce Commisison That Railroads Have Entered Pools Claude A. Severance, special counsel for the interstate commerce commis sion, arrived at the Van Nuys yester day from San Francisco, where he has been conducting the examination of witnesses In the investigation of tho operations of E. H. Hanlinan and oth er railroad magnates. Mr, Severance la a member of the firm Of Davis, Kellogg & Severance, at torneys of St. Paul, Minn., and he has been prominently connected with the commission since investigations wore begun in New York. He has friends and relatives In Lot Angeles and came down a few dayi ahead of the date set for the meeting of the commission In Los Angeles for rest and pleasure ana to join his wife, who has been hero for the lust three weeks. Franklin K. Lane, California's numb er of the interstate loninien >■ com mission, will be in Lot A.ng( lei ii"Xt week to Investigate the reports of rate agreements between the transconti nental roads and to listen to tho com plaints of shippers. Indications are that the sessions to be held l>y Mr. Lane will be unusually Interesting, us it is the announced in tention of a number of individual ship pers and associations of fruit men to appear and register vigorous complaints in connection with freight charges. Members Of tbe California, Fruit Growers' exchange, It is said, intend to make another protest against the orange rate on which all tho railroads have combined. The orunge growers recently lost a second li^ht against the rate of $1.25, although the commission's ruling was In their favor, ami as a last rtSOrt they will base their prOtMtS to the excessive rate on the ground that >i pool >xlsts among the roads. Among other things, an investigation may bu usked regarding the recent shortage of cars and the coal shortage which Los Angeles experienced during a portion of the punt winter. Mr. base, it is generally expected, Mill complete the investigai.on of the ilurriman merger, and for this purpose >.i tj) thought he has summoned officials •>f i)-.« Houthern i'a. ■uii- and Hull Lake, v . in. may tell why the Salt Lake road Is not the competitor which Lns Ange les was led to believe it would be. Civic Bodies Interested Various civic bodies of Los Angeles are interested in the coming investiga tion, and facts and questions involved in the ease now are in the hands of tho chamber of commerce, the Mer chants and Manufactures' association and tho Los Angeles Jobbers' associa tion, and each 'oody will have one or more representatives present through out the hearinß. It is announced that Commissioner Lane will hear all the evidence that may be presented by or through the various civic bodies and by other or ganlzations and individuals who may have any facts bearing- upon the sub ject of rate discrimination, mergers or pooling. Commissioner Lane, it is said, Intends to make a most thorough Investigation on behalf of Los Angeles merchants and the fruit growers of Southern Cali fornia of the charges of rate agree ments and pools. There is a general complaint by ship pers regarding the excessive freight rates to and from the east, and the greatest cause of complaint is over tho fact that the promised 'ompetitlon as a result of he construction of tin? Salt Lake road did not materialize, which is regarded ;is almost conclusive evidence of an agreement If not an actual merger. The hearings will occur in the cham bers of the State supreme court. CHURCHGOERS PROMISED RARE MUSICAL TREAT Professor Bruce Qordarj EClngsley*s monthly musical services at the Tem ple Baptist church have become an es tablished fact In the olive street audi torium, and In the future the first Sun day evening service of each month win be devoted largely to musical numbers. Professor Klngsley Is gathering to gether ;i large obolr of leml-profes sionai singers, now numbering about seventy voices. This chorus will sing several selections tomorrow night. A professional quartet will present WalmlsKy's "Not Unto Us, O Lord." The organ numbers win be the nneat features <>t' the service. Dr. Kingsley will play the Batiste "Phantasy < >r: - fertolre," and some <>f the Incidental music from the Night's Dream." Included in this number Will lie the tamoui "Overture." considered bj many one of the tin. -v pleoe ; "f Unlit, graceful orchestral music extant. Tho Mendelssohn "Wedding March" Will follow it and together with sev eral solos will comprise the musloaJ features of thu service. "I'h!" "Well?" "What's women' i rights?" "Bverytblng they want. Hun uwuy." —Cleveland Leader. 5 MANGLED VETERAN SMILES AT FATE Greets Surgeons Cheerfully, Though Suffering from Loss of Hands and Feet — His Life in Danger A cheery "good morning" was tho greeting the surgeons at the county hospital received from Philip Kelly, who lost both his hands and feet as a result of an accident near the Downey avenue bridge Thursday. Except while under the anaesthetic Kelly has not lost consciousness and if outward appearances count for any thing- he is the most cheerful one in the hospital. One doctor ventured to say that Ktlly would recover, but the others at-.- not so sanguine. He is 67 years of age and a Civil war veteran. As he remarked to his callers, "I have gone through many a battle and never «ot a itratch, but that engine got me." He pays he does not want his friends to know of his present condition and persistently refuses to disclose any of their names. The Modern Way Maiden Aunt— My life has been a perfect roma lie .'. Niece— But you've neve.- married, aunt. "Yon stupid ! In modern romances the heroine never marries."— Meggan* dorfer Blactter. _^_ iICK HEADACHE i — I Positively cured by A a ryiTD C tbese Little rills * I. Ar\ I l f\o The y 1 " 0 re" 0 ™ D 1 * Jl" 1 * lfc " m tress from Dyspepsia. Iv- l ITTLE digestion and Too Hearty crT 1 1/ [* Q Eating. A perfect rem- H | V Ll* edy for Dizziness. Nausea. B4 PILLS Drowsiness, Bad Table I n»«»» " m tha Moatn « Coated wSSß&'Bf'vt. Tongue, Pain la the bide. [Bl^i^i^W . !■!■< »n uvtat. Tuey regulate tlie Bowela. Purely Vegetable. SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE IrUDTCu'cl Genuine Must Bear LAKI trio Fa>Simil9 Signature I"™ 'refuse substitutes.