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LOS ANGELES HERALD BY THE HERALD COMPANY PRANK G riNLAYSON President ROUT. M. YOST Editorial Manager 8. H. LAVERTY Bnalneaa Manager OLDEST iiORNING PAPER IN LOS ANGELES. Franded Oct. 3, 1873 Thirty-fourth year. Chamber of Commerce Building. TELEPHONES-Sunset Press 11. Home The Herald. The only Democratic newspaper in Southern California receiving- tha full As sociated Press reports. NEWS SERVICE-Member of the Asso ciated Press, receiving Its full report, averaging 26,000 words a day. EASTERN AGENT-J. P. McKlnney, 6M Cambridge building, New York; Ul Boyce building. Chicago. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION WITH SUNDAY MAGAZINE: Dally, by carrier, per month I .0 Daily, by mall, three months 1.95 Dally, by mall, six months 8.90 Daily, by mall, one year 7.80 Sunday Herald, by mall, one year.... 2.60 Weekly Herald, by mall, one year.... 1.00 Entered at postofflce. Los Angeles, as second-plena matter. THE HERALD IN SAN FRANCISCO AKD OAKLAND — Los Angeles "nd Southern California visitors to San Francisco and Oakland will find Tne He. ald on sale at the news stands In the San Francisco ferry " building and on th« streets In Oakland by Wheatley and by Amos News Co Population of Los Angeles, 300.000 LARGEST CITY ON PACIFIC COAST Will you have Owens river, or stop growing? Curb the auto speef'er; also the bicy cle fiends. And especially the latter. And so far the "repentant" Abe Ruef has shown no disposition to put it back. It Is asserted that r jef is not worry- Ing. No; he knows his fate— picking hemp. The bug under the chip> is that the power companies want Owens river themselves. Be careful about starting grass fires. The grass is drying out and makes a dangerous blaze. Los Angeles doesn't need electric signs. They would mar the finest light- Ing system in the world. Why disfigure the streets with elec tric signs when v now have the hand somest street illumination in the world? It is cheaper to bring In Owens river water than to stop growing. Has it struck you that It must be one or the other? Maybe Secretary Root would like tp talk to Mayor Schmttz about protecting the Japanese. And then, maybe he wouldn't. We must have more water; Owens river Is our only source of supply. Ergo, •we must have Owens river. That's all there Is to it. In the end, the Owens river conduit will pay for Itself. The bond lasue Is merely a loan to cover temporary cost of construction. It's all right, Mr. Heney, to get the millionaires and the small fry, but what about Boss Herrin, the head of the whole push? And Just now Nevada is learning by personal contact what makes Los An geles the most hustling city on the map — its business men. The program for the N. E. A. re veals so many good things that the only marvel Is how they ar^ all to be crowded Into a week. If you steal a million in Colorado you may go to prison, but you get par doned; if you steal a loaf of bread you merely go to prison. The San Francisco grand Jury has ad journed until June 10. Has It run out of t material, or is it taking breath for the tackling of Herrin? The army Is short of men. Perhaps If the army paid soldiers somewhere near ,what the men can earn In civil pursuits It would (ill its ranks. The average cost jf owe:.3 liver to the taxpayers will be 30 cents a $100. Don't let any lies convince you to the contrary; figures don't He. Certainly out of the eighteen names selected by the good roads commission, the supervisors can find men enough for the highway commission. If Governor Glllett shows no more backbone in protecting the Japanese than he does in protecting San Fran cisco, God help the Japanese! The fiddler mayor of San Francisco must give $210,000 bail bonds to keep out of Jail. He could use that million * planted in Germany right now. And Just about now, in view of the Gould scandals, our old friend Corey is wondering how he ever held the lime lfht "with his own mild brand of nastl neas. One would think that San Francisco was now about ready for the militia, Governor Glllett. Car lines are aban doned after being started, because of riots. I Paris is promising paper dresses. Why not? They will rustle like silk, be in expensive and no two need be alike. Good thing; all married men push ; along. — . Who wouldn't gladly stand 30 cents a $100 Increase In his taxes for a SO cent Increase in the value of his property? That's the gist of the Owens river pro position. The federal and etate governments both approve the Owens river water plan. It Is up to Los Angeles— and Los Angeles wants It. Watch the vox popull on June 12. MAKE THE STREETS SAFE The new city law regulating the speed of reckless autolsts Is already proving its worth. Many arrests wero made last week, and many fines were assessed — to the great Joy of the man or woman who has had continually to be dodging these speed mad enthu siasts, not always successfully. It la to be hoped that the activity of the police will not decrease, but that their success In landing the violators of the law will lead to redoubled vigilance till the practice of reckless speeding shall become practically extinct in Los Angeles. Just why an otherwise peaceable and decent citizen should feel called upon, the minute he gets Into an automobile, to rush through crowded thoroughfares at a rate which endangers not only himself but all who may be In his vicinity, is one of the unsolved mys teries. The same man would never think of driving a horse at such speed through a crowd, and yet a horse has sense enough to do his part in avoid ing a collision. But given an auto and many a man thinks nothing of the safety of others, nor of the laws made and provided for s*eed regulation. The old law could? not properly reg ulate these reckless individuals; It was defective. The new one seems to be all right. Now let its rigid enforce ment be insisted upon. And while about the subject of mak ing the streets safe for pedestrians it would not be unwise to take a strong hand In curbing the fool cyclist who tears through the downtown district at thirty miles an hour to the Imminent risk of everyone on the street. Mes sengers are the worst offenders In thle respect; half grown, tough youngsters, too often of the hoodlum order, who mount their wheels and rip around without bell, horn or whistle. They skin corners at frightful momentum, they duck their heads and trust to blind luck to carry them tnrough. When they do strike anyone they mount and rush away, regardless of consequences. They carry no numbers and are not licensed; a man has no redress when knocked down by one of them, save to thrash him roundly on the spot — provided he have the good fortune to catch the miscreant and possesses the physical prowess neces sary to the Job. These urchins are a menace to every one and should feel the Iron hand of the law In no unmistakable fashion. They should be licensed and their speed should be vigorously reduced. A few arrests and heavy fines would have a great tendency toward eliminating this crying evil. WHY ELECTRIC SIGNS ? Why should Los Angeles tolerate lighted signs swuhj; out over Its main thoroughfares at night advertising wares and merchandise? Of ''what ben efit are they. In return for their un sightliness and the nuisance they are? Who wants them save the men who propose to utilize them for advertising purposes? In many cities the;- are tolerated be cause they help light the streets. Nig gardly city governments refuse to ex pend the needful funds to do this and permit these atrocities to do the work. Perhaps some "cities thus find them useful in greater proportion than their presence is detrimental. But Los Angeles has already the fin est lighting system in the world. Her down town streets are marvels of beauty at night; the electroliers afford all the illumination desired and are artistic and effective. They make the streets long istas of delight and each Is ornamental, part ff a synthetlzed whole and an ornament to the whole city. Why, then, destroy the vistas which these lights make by introducing .flar ing and hideous combinations of signs purely commercial in character sticking out over the walks and breaking the continuity of the rows of electroliers? Do we want them for lighting pur poses? No; we have all the light we need. They are simply and alone for advertising purposes. Do we need, then, to proclaim In letters of fire the merits of Punkerino cigars, the fine qualities of Boozer's whisky, the delights of Germanus beer, the efficacy of Dr. Cure all or the properties of some one's liver pad? Shall the beauty of down town Los Angeles be marred by such ex ploiting as this? This city Is now enraged in a bitter warfare against the billboards which disgrace it and make of civic art and beauty a byword. It is proposed to tax them out of existence and to op pose firms that use them. Shall the city turn right around and permit down town what It is trying to elimin ate elsewhere — the adver.. ing sign? The electric lighted bulletins are sim ply billboards in disguise. No other description fits them. The city has no need of these excres cences. They are not to bring in any revenue. They will benefit no one save those who will erect them. They will be a distinct mar to the comprehen sive, expensive and beautiful down town lighting system. And they should not be tolerated for a moment. In considering the Owens river propo sition rely upon authentic information, which can be as easily secured as can the false statements issued by the in terested power companies. The plain facts are that the power companies want Owens river for their own purposes, and their penny-dreadful has to oppose the plan for tlielr Inter ests and at their commend. "Business in San Francisci Is prac tically at a standstill," says a merchant who has come here in order to continue his trade. And yet the governor says "if violence continues!" The defeat of the O-.vens river bonds would lower realty values, because It would limit the growth of ~ob Angeles. Every realty owner Is thus perforce n favor of the Issue. LOS ANGELES HEKALD: MONDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1907. NOW FOR THE 500.000 MARK During a full year following the earthquake and fire at San Francisco the real estate and building business of Los Angeles faltered and went forward a trifle slower than in previous years, but this spring It has again become active and is once mow causing the city to grow and develop in all direc tions. The lumber trust has done lta worst and Is now showing signs of crumbling to pieces. It has learned the lesson that to hold commodities at values so out rageous that people will not buy them is a losing game. The trust figured that it could squeeze Los Angeles out of the running and rely wholly upon San Francisco for coast profits. It put the prices of lumber up so high that much home building In this city was sus pended and a vast amount of construc tion work either stopped entirely or was put forward slowly. But San Francisco couldn't carry the load. It gave up Its millions of Insur ance money to the construction mater ial trusts and to unreasonable labor demands, and Is now practically with out funds. The lumber trust has squeezed San Francisco as dry as a bone and until recently has lieen seek ing high and low for somebody to buy Its needed nmmodltles at outrageous prices. Under stress of necessity the lumber trust Is beginning to weaken and In all Clrections the demand for construction material is being renewed. And with the Owens river proposition adopted and work begun on that great aqueduct there will be such a develop ment In xx>a Angeles as was never be fore experienced. The whole city will feel the thrill and whirr of the forwavd movement. Business of all kinds will be doubled and trebled. Millions of money will be paid out here for labor and materials, and millions wW go Into the local channels of trade. Enterprises of many descriptions wili be at once bo gun, and Los Angeles will leap to t.te 500,000 mark In less than five years. With the pover of the lumber truat broken and the voting of the Owens river water bonds, this city vrtil sur prise even Its oldest Inhabitants by (.he rapidity of Its growth. The death of Mrs. William McKln ley, which occurred last night, will call forth, as It should, universal ex pression of sorrow. She was In all re spects a noble woman, conducting her self throughout all the high offices in which she was placed by reason of her distinguished husband's advance ment with marked graclousness and rare success. The power companies h-.ve never withdrawn their offer to build the Owens river conduit and give It to the city for the power it will develop. Can you doubt that even the pjwer com panies, though they oppose the plan, think it a good one? They want that water for their own use. That's the bug under the chip. If the power companies don't think the Owens river project a most valuable one why did they once offer to build the conduit and give It to the city, to gether with the water, merely for the power that it would develop? Let them answer that, and then their other state ments may be considered worthy of at tention. The city has no ulterior motive In favoring Owens river; no one stands to make a dishonest cent out of it; all tax payers secure Its benefits alike. The power companies want it for their own use, and are opposing the plan for sel fish personal reasons. Remember this, and vote accordingly. "If violence continues," said the gov ernor, "the militia will be ordered to San Francisco." As two car lines vere put out of business there Saturday, It is in order to wonder -.vhat definition the chocolate-backboned governor puts on "violence," anyhow. As a result of the Dunkard conven tion, a colony of these people has been founded near Los Angeles. The Dunk ards are industrious, sober, peace loving and saving people, and should be a welcome addition to any com munity. It is hardly likely that Mayor Schmitz will again be called into the president's confidence regarding the protection of the Japanese in San Francisco. The fiddler mayor rather needs protection himself right now. The local Ananias club is headed by the opposition to Owens riv... The ori ginal of that name would turn green with envy were he alive and 1 :enlng to some of the lies this opposition dis seminates. Factories are growing In Los Angeles faster than ever. Factories use lots of water. Owens river is the only supply of water available. If this Is to be a factory town the conclusion ! Inevi table — we must have Owens river water. The Stocktonlans who are coming here on a tour of inspection are in vited to sample our glorious cllmaca, now at its best. All you want, free of any expense, except the coming after It. The point is, how would Officer Rob bins have known he had Fleenor if a Herald reporter hadn't told him no? And in view of this fact, why Isn't the reporter entitled to the reward? Remember that the Owens river bonds will be sold only as needful. The conduit will pay them off. You are merely lending the city's credit to make the city's greatness. A MAY MORNING A touch of frost In the morning air, A sudden sense that life Is fair; The glad, wild note of a happy bird ' From the tall bare 'boughs of the poplar . heard, . . ;.., - ■ ■ . Ere he shakes his wings to mount on high A glorious stretch of wind-swept sky, And a heart that catches the lilt and ■ swing ,-.<'- . . ■ ■ •••■ And the joy that la life and love and ■filing. :j, .I , ■ . — Outing. Evening Gowns At Half To maKe quicK riddance of twenty- five- luxurious silK evening gowns we cut the prices in half. $50 Dresses .... $25.00. 65 Dresses .... 32.50 75 Dresses .... 37.50 ' 65 Dresses .... 42.50 100 Dresses ... . 50.00 125 Dresses - - - - 62.50 Crepe de Chines and Louisines profusely trimmed with dainty lace. Cluny and Batten- berg lace built over taffeta and richly trimmed. Two in black, two in light blue; the others in white. • White Linen handbags, daintily embroidered $1.25 to $12.50. -'-"vU • (L«oth«r Goods Section. Faclnaf Main Entrance) 135-237-159 SOUTH BROADWAY Ck ra/ l or f c The Orl 9 lnal $2.50 Shoe Store 109 c R'/lti/au onrader S only Exclusive ladles' Shoe Store 4UZ O. P QWay Have You r Attended Our Annual j Clearance Sale of Pianos? Rare Bargains Easy Terms %i_u_w__\ 416-418 South Broauiw^y * - . < c/4.nnual Sale of Tailor -Made J^^ht%\ "\ TT TAT £*^ ' I c~^ §E&@i\ ■ \f\f £\ I I %»^ Sw» qF V V -/TV 1 w_jl • . Xi • w J Splendid waists of fine white imported _^*i^w\A»^rtt!s\ niadras. Several newest styles to se- i^^\\^U«BffJ lect from; all sizes; regular $2.50 ill Each $2.00 V^^ljM^ or Three for $5 Buy Quick .j~ H?^ 12* 5 SPRING ST A SONG OF DEGREEB We show In simple manner, And with a hope to please. The work which Is expected Of those who hold degrees. Through four long years of study Athletics prove the key. With drafts on father's checkbook To get a glad A. B. Next stage, the honorary Is made both wide and free; Few men who gain distinction Escape the LL.D. But morning, noon and evening The hardest work we see Is keoplng dally hustling To hold a J. O, B. —Mew York Sun. THE FAIR INCONBTANT Dost thou still hope thou Shalt be fair. When no more fair to be? Or those that by thee taken were Hold their captivity? Is this thy confidence? No, no; Trust It not; It cannot be so. But thou too late, too late shall find 'Twas I that made thee talr; Thy beauties never from thy mind But from my lovinr were; And those delights that did thee stole Confessed the vicinage of my soul. The rosy reflex of my heart Did thy pnle cheek attire; And w'nal 1 was, not what thou art, Did Kazers-on admire. Go, and too late thou shait confess I looked thee Into loveliness! —Francis Thompson in London Nation. MOROSCO'S BURBANK THEATER ?if ( Jse? n mcf '. Two more record-breaking houses. at the Burbank again yesterday. . • Everyone In this Incomparable stock company is cant to best ao- vant&ge. the play Is produced with an admirable disregard for expense ana the overflowing houses prove that local play patrons know where they can obtain the best. - -. JUST WATCH THE CROWDS TONIGHT A M> *1 lli:\ JUDGE FOR YOURSELF. TONIGHT t^ie Lady if Quality" Francos Hodgson Burnett's fascinating story. Reappearance of Harry Me- stayer. SPECIAL. MATINEE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. DECORATION DAY. Next Sunday matinee and Sunday evening, for two performances only, tho big Burbank theater stock company in "IN SOUTH CAR'MNEY." In prepara- tion— "MIZrAH." SPECIAL— SPECIAL Beginning c7Wonday Evening, June 3rd — Six Nights and cTWatinee Seat Sale Wednesday feioyr: NEW YORK FISKE idea /~\ RPHEUM THEATER • Sprln | o ui' p^nefTm and Thlrd " MODERN VAUDEVILLE Commencing Tonight VOLTA, the electric marvel; MATTHEWS AND ASHLEY, "A Smashup in Chinatown; ETHEL MACDONOUGH, "The Girl Behind the Drum"; KRAMER AND BELLCLAIRE, the famed athletes; CHARLES LEONARD FLETCHER, in character studies; PRINCESS YOLANTHE and her cockatoos; DURAND TRIO, high-class vocalists ORPHEUM MOTION PICTURES, latest novelties; FOY AND CLARK, "Under the Sea," Matinees Dally Except Monday. ■<"'* RAND OPERA HOUSE Main St., bet. First and Second. I ■»■ — " rnafi """^ Main 1567— Phones— Homo A6IJT. V_J The Family Theater i / -• THE ri.ltiriT STOiT COMPANY PRESENT Theodore Kremer's latest produc- No Wedding' Fe!ls for Her, or The Bride's Confession ;:'.*:.';, A Heart Story. Matinees Tuesday, Saturday and SPECIAL, MATINEE DECORATION DAY. BELASCO THEATER commencing- this evening. V " ..V l^.' SPECIAL MATINEE MEMORIAL, DAY. The Belasco company prenentM Bret Hnrte'a western play— *~ SUE 'Next Week — "ALI, ON ACCOUNT OF ELIZA." Seats today. MASON OPERA HOUSE " c. wyatt. ■ — — — Lessee and Manager. Tonl and all week, holiday matinee Thursday. Regular matinee Saturday. oTVIRS. LESLIE-CARTER^ Tonight, Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday matinee and night and Saturday a n^ 2^b^^ s °o A o R P R^' r^z.^%T\^y%i^™' " zaza -" curtai " nf^HE AUDITORIUM sparks m. berry. I ' — ■ Macagrer. . --%; -;■■ J. Theater Beautiful. F i rth and Olive Streets. THE OCA0 CA , L OR3V 4 AN . s V Tom Karl, 'Director. Famous singing; and beauty S5.hS. Bm-i8 m-it 1 Tontent and tamorrownlght. Wednesday matinee and night "THE MIKADO. Thursday matinee and night, Friday night, Saturday mat- inee and night. "THE BOHEMIAN GIHL." popular prices" 25c? 36c and 60c day "THE BOHIfMIA^-Trnff' 367 ' Ma '" 5186 ' SPe °' al maUne ° Deeo?ation FISCHER'S THEATER SJ PS * street, between Spring and Main. ■ — — — a- Week Commencing Monday, May 27. n*irn el.e 1 ., St T ar . M lcal Con < d -co. in Harry Montague's "JINGO'S mn »i« DAUGHTER." Latest in song hits, dances and jokes. Vaudeville and motion pictures. Shows nightly at 8 and 9-30. Matinees daily except Mon- .day. Ladies' souvenir matinee Thursday. Prices: .100 and 20c. Reserved 68,CS uiiC, \ • • ■ VENICE OF AMERICA • The Beach In Reach _ Finest Beach Resort In the World. " iai 5r oncerts ever y afternoon and evening by the Venice of America band (direction of Dante Forcellati). Dancing; In pavilion every evening. Miss Kramer's class begins June 8. "Made in Venice" Exposition Opens Same Date Ellen Beach Yaw will assist at grand memorial exercises May 30. . / People's theater At - g. flournoy, manager. ■"• . Tonight — Night — Matinee every day. Greater Vaudeville "Alblna" Magician. Six other big feature acts. New motion pictures. Best show In the city for 10 and 20 cents. -■ ■. ■ . Uxty/"»tttt THTTATIfR ' . - 29 S. Broadway. NIQUE THl!.Aiii,K_ HENTZ & ZALLEE, Prop. Refined vaudeville. Comedy. Moving Pictures. Ladles' souvenir matinee , Wednesday. Children's souvenir and Lad surprise matinee Saturday. "Th« Amateurs" Thursday evening. Matinee Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday. Evening General admission, 10c; reserved, ; 15c; orchestra, 20c; loges, 250» EIUT'PT'RTh' TWFATFR Mats. Sundays and Mondays. MflKh, xnafli^K Thlrd Bt beL Maln and 108 An?o i Continuous Vaudeville. Los Angeles' Safest and Best Ventilated Theater. Admission 10 cents. Reserved seats 15 cents. Orchestra seats 20 cents and loge seats 25 cents. Ladies' Souvenir matinees Saturdays. Phone Home 691*. Santa CatalMa Island - Hotel Metropoie Now Open on the European Plan, with Cafe in Connection ) Rooms $1.00 Per Day and Up Steamer Makes Round. Trip Daily Two boats Saturday. Saturday evening attractions: Grand illumination and eruption of Sugar Loaf on arrival of steamer. • .„ L±l" _-•_.«, See railway time cards for steamer connection. BANNING COMPANY, Pacific Electric Bldg.. Los Angeles. Phones: Sunset Main 36, Home F3036. ■ /PACIFIC MAIL S. S. CO. For Honolulu, Japan •" CHINA, MANILA, INDIA AND - t^jftt- AROUND THE WORLD Steamers Mongolia, Korea, Slbenu, and China now In service, being th» largest vessels sailing^from the United States for the orient via Honolulu. Sailings from Son Francisco May 31, June 11. 18, 28, etc. «„„«_. For literature apply to T. A. GRAHAM. Agent. 600 So. Spring St., corner Sixth. Also ngent for all Transatlantic Steamship lines. TurEIDELBERQ /AN *$&£?££ 1/ On the El Camlno Real, one half mile north of Hollywood car line. U M Cafe and restaurant. First class in every respect Milk, butter egga and vegetables from our own ranch. Wines, liquors and cigars Eleven prl- vate dining rooms. J. W. MII.I.EH. Manager. Phone Hollywood «4. HARNESS .5 Street SADDLERY Cafe Bristol Tho swellest and moat expensively ap- pointed cafe in this city. Excellent orchestra. ■ ' . Entire Biuement H. W. Hellmnn Bids. Fourth and Spring Street*. Palrna Heights Newest and best of close-in properties. Only 20 minutes' ride from the business center. Dig lots. . Low price*. ; . -\. >•■ . JANSS COMPANY Owners Suite 200, Union Trust Bid*. '" . Corny Fourth and Syria*. c HOTEL 'iTfl^^^ ORENAill|||»; See the Sun Parlor. «OTftl£SPul|(| Opp. postofTlce. 70S Hfflw&feiOiKsSsßi SET 171 7T B ?eeT VSS. Beautifully -furnlahed. Main 17T». ■:;i: LADIES ■ Th« Sample Shoe Shop is selling JC.ip $4.00 and $5.00 shoes, <t>4> aljKlzes. tor a pair V* E Merchant* Trout Dulldlne- ■room £03, ' 207 South Broadway.