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News of Ne ighboring Cities
LONG BEACH
Office 28 Locust are.
Phone Homo 890. ?■•' -■ ■''
TALK TABLE LICENSE
FOR HOTEL VIRGINIA
AMENDMENT TO CHARTER TO
BE VOTED ON
Liveliest of Long Beach Campaigns
Looked for Next February, When
Question of Wines Will Come
Up for Settlement
Special to The Horald.
LONG BEACH, April 29.—Next Feb
ruary an election will doubtless bo held
on the question of whether a- "table
license" shall be granted to "hotels in
this city having more than 200 rooms,
or, more terseiy, to the new Virginia
hotel, recently opened and said to be
■the moFt magnificent beach hotel In
This •toctlon will in all probability
no the occasion of some of the liveliest
campaigning ever known here.
The charter, which provldoe that a
vote can be taken on nny proposed
amendment two years after the adop
tion of the original document, was rati
fied February 8, l!'O7. Men who are
•working for the adoption of an amend
ment whereby the serving of wines on
the Virginia tables would be made pos
sible say the election will be called at
the earliest possible moment.
While a provision of the charter stip
ulates a three-fifths vote is necessary
to adopt amendments to the Charter,
attorneys who have been consulted by
ihe interested parties have told them,
it is said, that by a new law charters
can be changed by a ™JorUy vote.
The Virginia contains 2!iO gu«St
rooms, and in the huge dining room
elaborate dinners are served.
Manager D. M. Linnard has ao far.
recognized the utter impossibility of
special permission ft-on, the
city to nerve liquors upon the tables
and has not asked It
HAD NARROW ESCAPE
FROM DEATH AT SEA
Her Engine* Out of Commission, the
Fashion of Long Beach Drifts
Twenty-four Hours in
High Sea
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, April 20.—The launch
Fashion, on which Captain Halstead,
his wife, a deck hand and an engineer
started for Santa Barbara, where the
owner of the boat expected to carry
passengers to the warships, has re
turned to Long Beach after an experi
ence which came near being a fatal
one for all aboard.
While about twenty miles from
Santa Barbara the machinery of the
Fashion broke down, and for. twenty
four hours the little launch rode the
high seas, great breakers rolling over
]ier deck, drenching the five people and
threatening to send all to the bottom.
Finally picked up by a passing boat,
the Fashion was towed to Venice,
where the necesary repairs were made
to the craft's engine, and from there
Captain Kalstead brought the launch
home In safety. Both he and his wife
were completely unstrung, however, by
their terrifying experience and suffered
such a nervous breakdown that since
their return they have been under a
physician's care at their apartments in
the Brooks on East First street.
"The breakers seemed to be forty
feet high, and often as I saw one coin
ing I feared that It would spell our
destruction," said Mrs. Halstead last
night. "For more than twenty-four
hours all the clothing I had on was
wringing wet. My husband and I feel
that we had a very narrow escape."
CUPID'S DARTS FLY IN
SEWING MACHINE AGENCY
Within Past Year Five Attractive
Young Women Clerks Have Re.
signed positions to Assume
Household Duties
Special to Th» Herald.
LONG BEACH, April 25.—11. I-
Dodge, manager of the local store in
•which sewing machines are Bold, lias
been kept busy (luring the past year
keeping a clerk in the agency. One
after another has he employed, only to
receive her resignation shortly after
ward. All were pretty.
"No, wo are not dissatisfied with the
place, not at all," each has told him.
And his curiosity, aroused to a de
mand for a reason for the walk-out,
lias been rewarded with the informa
tion that a wedding was In prospect.
"What! Again?" Mr. Dodge has
come to cay.
When asked to explain the strange
fact that a matrimonial bug seems to
roost in his East Second street store
the agent cannot do it. He thinks,
perhaps, the pleasing domestic appear
ance a young woman has when stand-
Ing over or near a sewing machine may
have something- to do with It.
Seine of the clerks liave been musi
cians and their dreamy thrumming on
the pianos, « htch Mr. I lodge
a side line, la suspected to have played
a part, also, In the ensnaring of a low
of the male clerks.
URGES THE NEED OF
NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS
SS|.r..inl to Tho Herald
LONG BEACH, April 29. If the sug
gestion of Professor .1. I>. Graham, bu
pervising principal or the public
BChoolS, i« carried out the new board of
uchoo] trustees \s pii] rail a bond election
.shortly after they take up their offi
( ial duties to raise funds for building
a new school in tha Burnett district
and for adding at least two rooms to
the present high school.
The condition of tho Burnett school,
lie said, was ulmoHt a disgrace to the
district, while the additional rooms are
1/ ft V %M. U about the"KAYBKu''
1111 liAril ove- Quality Fitand
lift I Via 11 value, that's all.
11. n i nii c c
>tekctisllHlf CO
sadly needed at the high school build-
Ing.
Tho present board will hold its
flnni session at 9 o'clock Saturday
morning, and the new board will or
ganize al 10:30 Monday morning.
The new board includes Messrs. F. C.
Yeomans, Ellis Hakes, Sundry, Craig
nnd Jones. They met with the old
board last evening for a discussion of
the question of handling the school tax
fund.
NEWS NUGGETS PICKED UP
NEAR SAD SEA WAVES
Special to The Herald. 1
LONG BEACH, April John
Moore, "major general" of the "Union
Mission Army," visited Long Beach
again today to secure funds for his
"mission." Chief Williams located him
at Second street and Pine avenue and
persuaded him to leave for * Los An
geles under threats of arrest for beg
ging.
Dr. C. C. WatM-maa of this city and
Pr. K. 8, Dillon of Los Angeles nd
dremed the loenl medical society last
night on the subject of fractures. Dr.
Waterman, who was host, entertained
the society ;it dinner after the meet
ing, nt the Royal cafa. At the next
meeting, which will be held in Dr. F.
Ij. Wood's ofilce, the subject of frnc
tures of the head and face will be dis
cussed.
The directors of the chamber nf com
merce have decided that they cannot
take up the proposition of tho. Western
Lock & Hardware company of Los An
geles, whereby that company hoped to
be able to locate here. The secretary
<v;is Instructed to write a letter to that
effect to the company.
Frank Lewis, the bum boat man ar
rested at Santa Barbara on charge of
having obtained goods worth $167 here
without paying for them, was brought
bach to this city today by Constable
Hawkins,
The public works commission will
ask the city council tomorrow morning
to require the Southern Pacific Rail
way company to repair its trackage on
Second street between Alamltos and
Linden avenues, and between American
and Daisy, and also to repair the in
tersection at Third and Maine streets.
The funerni services of Mrs. Cath
erine Mosher were held this afternoon
from tho family horns, 1109 Magnolia
avenue.
Two BWOTdflah, eighteen and ten
lmhes long, respectively, were caught
off the outer wharf last night by K. B.
Counts.
The Nora, Nellie, Camiguin nnd Vir
ginia, Long Beach boats which hava
been plying nt Santa Barbara, left that
point tonight for Monterey, where the
battleships will visit next. George W.
Hughes, of this city, president of the
Nelson Navigation company, started
tonight for Monterey.
1' the Hnntinl parish meetin"- last
night of St. Luke's Episcopal church,
the following vestrymen were elected
for the coming year: J. W. Tucker, d.
A. Skinner, Leon Trousdaln, W. F.
Pasooe, C. B. Murphy, TV. F. Stevens,
E. T. Harnett and John A. Lamb.
The board of public works has adver
tised for hlds on the building of a con
crete bulkhead and thirty-five foot con
crete walk east from Hart court to
Linden avenue, an elongation of the
Walk of a Thousand lights.
FAVOR A PACIFIC
BATTLESHIP FLEET
Special to The Herald.
LONG BRACK, April 19.—The di
rectors of the local chamber of com
merce last evening put themselves on
record as favoring the proposition pre
sented by the California promotion
committee which looks toward the
establishment of a Pacific fleet con
sisting of at least twelve first class bat
tleships and eight large cruisers.
A resolution was adopted to ihat ef
fect, it bring similar to the resolution
which will be tak^n up by civic or
ganizations nil over this and other Pal
-i-iti- coast states.
ORCHESTRA WILL PLAY FOR
AUDITORIUM DANCES

Bntetol to The HeraM.
LONG BEACH, April 20.—The Amer
ican Harp orchestra will hereafter fur
nish music for the municipal auditor
iiini dances, instead of the Italian band,
which will devote its work exclusively
to concert!. The dance music by the
band has not proved popular and tlie
chamber of commerce hand committee
helieves that the auditorium dances
will be much more largely attended if
the orchestra supplants the Italian or
ganization.
LONG BEACH BOWLERS WIN
IN MATCH AT SAN PEDRO
Special to Tho Herald.
LONG BEACH, April 29.—1n five
straight games last night, 11. M.
■\\>rtz. .1. B. Bowron and M. Lemuel
New kirk of this city refeated Bennett,
Adams and Johnson, of San Pedro, at
Hi- Union alleys, that city. The local
men roiled 2850 while their opponents'
record was 27.J0, The two teams will
meet again next Tuesday night In the
bath house alleys here.
Venice News Notes
Special to The Herald.
VENICE, April 29.—There is a fin<>
lifeboat mid a life saving catamaran at
Venice, both having been liven by the
ladles of Venice to the volunier life
Having corps, Calls for help in times
of emergency «re sounded, like lire.
alarms, on the power house whistle. It
Is now desired to equip the corps with
cork Jackets and can buoys capable of
holding up four persons. To this end
there will be an amateur theatrical
performance In the Auditorium on the
evening of May 6.
Much of the credit for the result of
the late municipal election is given the
Good Government league. Dr. White,
as leader in tha organization, which
was effected merely for the purpose of
one campaign, has now ('ailed a meet-
Ing of all members for Friday night,
when the association "ill be made per
manent. Fully 100 business men and
Influential residents of this section of
the beach have Intimated their desire
to he enrolled as active members.
There Is much regret that the mis
sion or Messrs. Times Kinney and Stan
ley Hale, who went to San Diego to
invite the torpedo flotilla to tarry In
Bants Monica bay, has failed. The
commanding officer was under orders
of the navy department at Washing
ton. There will be no stop between
San Diego and San Francisco.
♦«»
A Bad Break
ratirncp—WhHt do you do with your hnir, to
■ .•'!■ It from blowing about 7
I'ati trf--l)o you meat! when 1 have ii on?—
Youkcrs statesman.
I.OS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, APRTL SO, 190 S.
SANTA MONICA
SI 2 Oregon are. Home phone 1176.
Ocean Park and Venice
144 Pier are.
Horn* phone 401 ft: Suimct 2501.
BAD FLAW IS FOUND
IN LIQUOR ORDINANCE
OCEAN PARK TRUSTEES MAKE
DISCOVERY
Question Now Disturbing New Board
v Is "When Is 12 o'clock P. M.?"
Point Involved Is Referred
to City Attorney
Special to The Herald.
OCEAN PARK, April 29.—What may
prove to be a serious Haw In the ordi
nance controlling the sale of intoxi
cating liquor has been discovered by
members of the new board of trustees.
In separate paragraphs in the ordi
nance are sentences of prohibition, the
hours named during which liquor shall
not bo sold being "between 12" o'clock
p. m. and 6 o'clock a. m."
The question that hes arisen is:
"When is 12 o'clock p. m. ? As soon as
the point was raised It was referred
to City Attorney Raymond Blakeslee.
That official immediately acknowl
edged the dangerous ambiguity in the
wording of the law. Mont people would
say, he remarked, that "12 o'clock P.
m." is after noon. In that case it
would be legal to sell liquor in Ocean
Park saloons and cafes only between
the hours of midnight and 6 o'clock in
the morning.
Opposed to Intention
This, Mr. Blakeslee said, was entire
ly opposed to the palpable intent of
the law. There is always the possibil
ity that temperance extremists may
take advantage of a technicality and
make matters uncomfortable for the
liquor dealers. The later, therefore,
want the law made plain. To this end
an amended ordinance will probably
be enacted as speedily as possible.
The case la almost a parallel of the
famous semicolon law which forced
upon Boston the closing of all saloons
at 11 o'clock at night. The misplacing
of the punctuation was a clerical er
ror, but temperance people never per
mitted a return to the original intent
of the Boston law. In this case City
Clerk Watt says he thinks the error
was a typographical one and occurred
in the local printing office which "sets
up" the ordinances. A curious fact
is that although the ordinance was
passed in November, 1900, the detect
In it was never noticed before.
OCEAN PARK TRUSTEE
WOULD CHANGE NAME
THINKS IT ALL SHOULD BE
CALLED VENICE
Comes Out Flatfooted for Rechris
tening of Bayslde Municipality.
Cites Popular Confusion
In Names
Spec!*! to The Herald.
OCEAN PARK. April 29.—City Trus
tee G. W. Foster came out flatfooted
at the Press club complimentary ban
quet'on boprd the Ship hotel at Venice
last night In favor of a rechristening
cf the municipality.
He wants It all called Venice.
The trustee wants the matter made
a live political issue. He calls Ocean
Park a "blanket franchise" under the
present geographical arrangement and
confusing to the general visiting pub
lic to a detrimental degree. Strangers
know Santa Monica and Venice, but
they cannot understand where Ocean
Park fits in, although Venice Is in
cluded In and is an integral part of the
lesser known place. Even Admiral
Thomas, a stickler for etiquette, was so
confused ilia ho wrote a letter to
"the mayor of Venice."
Trustee Foster figures that a major
ity vote for change of name would be
easily obtainable. But in the Pier ave
nue side of Ocean Park there would be
an extremely vigorous protest against
a rechrißtening.
SANTA MONICA BREEZES
Special lo The Herald.
SANTA MONICA, April 14.—Work
of widening the tracks of. the L,os An
pries-Pacific road at this center has
been completed 1, and It Is no longer
necessary to Ret a transfer to ride on
broadgauge cars to Los Angeles. Work
of the same kind is now belli;? pushed
mi the main line to Los Angeles via
Sawtelle,
Rev, Edward W. Meaney, who was
burled at Los Angeles today, was for
merly rector of St. Augustine'a Episco
pal church, this city. He preceded the
1 ns 'lit rector, Rev. T. D. 11. Browne.
Member.; of the local Lincoln-Roose
velt club are actively preparing for
carrying on an effective campaign at
the coming primaries. A Hpecial meet
ing is called for Friday night.
Owing to greatly inrreasrd member
ship, the local chapter of Royal Arch
Ma ions "ill hereafter hold its meetings
Iri Masonic hall, Oregon avenue and
Third atrt '..
Ai ihe first ball In its history the
Santa Monica lire department added a
sntiK sum to its benevolent funil. The
affair was held last night In the Horse
shoe dancing pavilion.
LIVERYMAN IN QUARREL
SHOOTS HIS EMPLOYE
Bpeclal to The Herald.
BAKERBFIBLD, April 29.—Because
Charles Whitaker, proprietor of the
Buck stables in Korn City, objected to
William Bush, an intoxicated employe,
using obscene language over the tele
phone, the latter turned on the stable
owinr and grabbed the barrel of a
,22-callber rifle Whitaker was carry
lug and, pulling the weapon through
the owners liandH, it was suddenly
discharged, -tho bullot entering the
stomach of Hush and causing a fatal
wound.
Will run a pngn •very Sunday in mini*.
For •xcloiivß ndvflrllHlnK. Only one hu»l
nrn el a kind will appear on this pace.
Thin I* a rare opportunity. Call for mm to
oiplaiu. Home phone Herald. Sunset Press
11.
PASADENA
Office 14 E. Colorado rt. ,
rhonea: Stmrnt t740, Home KIM.
LINDA VISTA BOYS ARE
ACCUSED OF AUTO THEFT
Charged with Taking Out Runabout
and Ditching It—One of Couple
Alleged to Have Con.
fessed to Police
Special to Th» HtraM.
PASADKNA, April 29.—Detective
Copping and Officer Sehultz arrested
tWO Linda ViHta young men this af
ternoon on a charge of grand larceny.
It Is alleged they stole an electric
runabout from the Reliance Machine
works, owned by Hodge Bros., at Union
and Delacoy streets, mdo about In it
and finally ditched It at Montana
street in North Pasadena.
When the electric machine was taken
tho matter waa reported to the police
and the machine was found.
Percy Schoonmakcr. who was em
ployed in the shop, anrl who is b son
of a retired minister of Linda Vista,
was arrested and "sweated." but was
released. When he returned to the
shop, however, h« displayed such an
Interest in the runabout that he was
rearrested' and this time confessed
complicity in taking the mito.
Earl Bosshouse, alleged to be his ac
complice, was taken in the hills near
his house in Lina Vlst.i this afternoon.
It also is said the pair took a big
Buick car out of the shop last Satur
day evening and drove hround in it.
but returned it to -the shop. The elec
tric machine is said to have been taken
out Sunday evening.
MANY BOYS ENTER Y. M. C. A.
ANNUAL ATHLETIC CONTESTS
One Hundred and Flfty.two Will Take
Part In Anti.Cigarette League
Tournament Saturday After.
noon In Pasadena
Special to Tho Herald.
PASADENA, April !n.—One hundred
and fifty-two boy* have entered in the
various athletic contests of the annual
Y. M. C. A.-Orammar School Anti
(,'lgaretto league, to be held at Tourna
ment park Saturday afternoon.
The entry list is much larger than
last year and Includes athletes from
every grammar school in the city.
By the rules of the contest any boy
who has used tobacco In any form
within one month preceding the con
test Is Ineligible.
A feature of the meet is tho relay
races for the grades from the fourth to
the seventh, inclusive, and in all tho
events there are separate classes for
those under and those over 14 years of
age.
MANY ANGLERS TO LEAVE
PASADENA THIS MORNING
Hook.and.Fly Manipulators Start
Early to Catch Trout, and San
Gabriel River Promises
Fine Sport
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA, April 29—Several fish
ing parties will leave Pasadena tomor
row morning so as to be on hand when
the senson opens Friday.
There will be several sportsmen at
the Pasadena Bait club In the west
fork of the ban Gabriel, while others
are planning to fish In the stream
Hbove, and still others will make the
Hincon tholr headquarters.
\V. R. Clapp, state hydrographer,
measured the San Gabriel river this
week and found it contains about one
fourth the amount of water it con
tained at this time last year. It is also
said to bo except lonally clear, and
should, therefore, afford better trout
fishing tlian for several seasons past.
REPUBLICAN CLUB GIVES
NAMES OF COMMITTEEMEN
Epecial to The Herald.
PASADENA, April 29.—With the an
nouncement of its declaration of prin
ciples, the Pasadena Republican club
today publishf.l a list of Ha executive
committee. Including Elmer I. Moody,
J. O. MoCament, Charles H. Prlsk,
Horace M. Dobbins, J. J. Blick, George
A. Daniels, H. C. Hotallng, S. T.
Davidson, Oeovce liertonneau and Dr.
A. D. S. McCoy, The finance com
mittee includes a. T. Off, T. M. Lan
caster, E. F. Hahn, Thomas H. Web
ster and H. M. Dobbins.
Precinct caucuses will be held Thurs
day evening and a ticket of seven dele
gates will he rlniFeii Saturday after
noon at Woodmen hall. No mass moot
ing will be held.
COUNTY W. C. T. U. PRESIDENT
MAKES ANNUAL ADDREBS
Kpi-clal to Tho llrrald
PASADENA, April 29.—Mrs. Hester
T, (Irifflth, county president of the W.
C. T. U., delivered the annual presi
dent's address this evening at the coun
ty convention, and the Sylvian quartet
.;uil; several k< h etions.
At the afternoon session representa
tives from each of the ten child study
circles In the . ity were present, and
Mrs. A. L. Hamilton was in charge,
while tSeodanv i ('. H. Parsons, L. F.
chnpin, Bertha Plant and Morse spoke.
Mrs. L. M. Mitchell, Mrs. Elizabeth
Harbert and Mis. Cuman spoke during
a reciprocity hour in charge of the
women's Clubs. Department confer
ences were held during the morning
cessloQi v
MEXICAN WOMAN HURT
IN PASADENA RUNAWAY
Special to Tlia Herald.
PASADENA, April 29.—Sonora Sam
orano of 934 Sunset avenue, while driv
ing her horso, with t\ small hoy, near
Vineyard Btreci and Raymond avenue
late this afternoon, was injured in a
runaway which occurred when the
lines became croiMd.
The horse stinted to kick and landed
on the woman's right hand, making an
ugly bruise on the hand and on her
body, while the boy was struck on the
shin.
The horso kicked the vehicle almost
to pieces, rat) over to Fair Oaks ave
nu« and then south until out of sight.
MAID AWAKENS IN CLOUD
OF SMOKE; SAVES HOME
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA, April 29.— Awakening at
midnight to finU herself almost suffo
cated by smoke, a maid at the resi
dence of Rev. Malcolm J. McLeod,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, gave the alarm in time to save
the house from destruction.
Rev. McLeoil beat the fire out with
a rug before H had dono any damage
and before the fire department ar
rived. It had started from a short-cir^
cult In an electric fixture.
NEW SYLVAN COMMISSION
WILL BEGIN WORK TODAY
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA, April 2!).—Dr. Rudolph
Schlffman, A. T. Hansen and R. G.
Fraser, forming the new commission
to advise the city commissioners In the
selection of shade trees for the city's
streets, will begin work tomorrow, and
as soon as possible Mill report on a
complete list, of trees recommended for
the streets of the city.
The list will then he published be
fore being accepted In order to give
the residents of the city a chance to
object or ask for other trees. Uni
formity in street trees is ntmed at.
ELKS' MINSTRELS ARE
BIG HIT IN PASADENA
FIRST OF ANNUAL SHOWS GETS
BIG CROWD
Novel Performance Includes Missis.
slppi Levee Scene, with Stranded
Theatrical Man as Central
Character In Play
Special ta Th« Herald.
PASADENA, April 29.—Almost every
ki^ii t in Ihe Low opera hou«e whs oc
cupied tonight at the first performance
of the annual Elks' minstrels, which
this jraar in lomtwhat more complete
than formerly.
The. proceeds of the performances to
night and tomorrow night are to go to
ward the new Elks' hall to be erected
on North Raymond avenue.
Perhaps the best sketches during the
evening appeared in act three, when
K. F. Kohler and Emil Muller, as Louie
(.JrauMiioyer and Claudius Archibald
Gun made, good as merriment creators.
Arthur K. Wyatt, R. S. Allen. Senator
C. W. Bell and B. C. Crandall. as end
men in the first act, also made a de
cided hit.
The first act opens on a Mississippi
levee, with the overseer, a stranded
theatrical man, training the hands to
perform. He finally takes them to
New York for act two, where they
meet a set of foreign comedy artists
just landing. In the .third act these
foreigners make good as comedians, and
in the fourth act become part and par
oel of a company of high class artists.
Choral Singers Good
Special features of the show were the
singing of the Elks' Choral club, and of
the Women's Choral club, which sang
under the direction of Mrs. W. B.
Clapp between acts one and two a
number of pretty selections.
The members of the cast include:
C. M. Decker, overseer; Arthur K.
Wyatt, R. 8. Allen, C. W. Bell and B.
C. Crandall, levee hands; Gofrge T.
Morey. banjo soloist; "Mose," buck and
wing dancer: B. F. Kohler, Emll Mul
lor, J. J. Bailey, Walter Simons. Chor
us, Including the Elks' Choral club, di
rected by S. S. Hall; George L. Gra
ham, Leßoy Jopson, S. S. Hall, G. F.
Willis, first tenors; B. E. Sage. W. W.
Whitney, H. A. Dorman, Ralph Chap
man, second tenors; B. H. Leßlle,
R Y. Leslie, R. H. Miller. K. F. Kohler,
baritones; C. J. Crandall. W. E. Llnd,
W C Schnleder, Earle M. Wright, sec
ond bass: Woman's Choral club: Mrs.
Viba Wxby, Miss Sara Coryell, Mrs.
H. E. Love, Mrs. C. F. M. Stone, first
soprano; Mrs. E. T>. Crumb, Miss Myr
tle Hamilton, Misses Para Hamilton,
Mrs. W. E. Hendrirkson, Mrs. C. G.
Wodman, second soprano; Miss Nellie
Anderson, Mrs. Mary K. Cook, Miss
Mary Huntington, Mrs. Fanny K.
Johnston, first alto; Mrs. F. S. Conger,
Mrs. H. F. Tves.. Mrs. R O. Kendall,
Mrs. M. F. Mason, second alto.
CASE AGAINST WOMAN ON
CHARGE OF CRUELTY ENDS
Special to Th« H«raM. ". ,
PASADENA, April After two
days of trial the case against Miss "Win
nie B. Davis of Sierra Madre for cru
elty to Ada Webster, a 9-year-old girl,
was ended at 5 o'clock this afternoon
as far as the taking of testimony was
concerned, and at 7 o'clock the jury re
convened to listen to the arguments of
counsel, Judge Ttosslter for the Hu
mane society and H. T. Gordon for the
defense. The rase went to the Jury at
about 9 o'clock.
The jury was out until 11:30. Tn that
lime five ballots* were taken, the first
two were for conviction 8 to 4. The
last threo were for conviction also,
the Jury voting 9 to 3. The Jury was
discharged by the judge.
MAY BUILD NEW THEATER
ON FAIR OAKB AVENUE
Rroelai to Th« Hemld.
PASADENA, April 29.—Report has it
that a theater Is to be erected on the
vacant lot on Fair Oaks avenue above
the Masonic temple, which la to be
leased by Tally's theater, now on West
Colorado street, in case it is built.
The plans have, been prepared, but
those Interested are Bald to be await-
Ing the figures submitted by contrac
tors before finally deciding- on the
building.
Dr. Wheeler to Speak
Br*clal tn The Heraia.
PASADENA, April 29.—President
Bftnjamln Ide Wheeler of the Utltver-
Fily of California will address tho Fed
eration of Men's Clubs at the First
Presbyterian church Friday evening.
May 1, at 8 o'clock. Tho subjert of
President Wheeler's addrens will be
'Religion and Patriotism." A cordial
Invitation is extended to all who care
to attend.
REDLANDS WOMAN HEIR
TO FORTUNE WORTH $1,000,000
By A»«oclated Pres».
NEW YORK, April 29.—The property
of tho millionaire railroad contractor,
Jamos Daly, who died on Sunday at
his home in Mount Klsco, where he
kept a large breeding farm for trot
ting horses, will be divided between his
two children, his son, John W. Daly,
also ;i railroad contractor, and a daugh
ter, the wife of Senator Henry M. Wil
lis of Redlands, California.
Under the terms of the will, which
have been known, Mrs. Willis Inherits
11000 000. She and her husband left
San Fra/icisco yesterday for New York,
Daly Is already on his way here.
Fire on Exposition Grounds
By Associated Pros».
NORFOLK, Va. April 29.—Fire of
unknown origin on the Jamestown ex
position grounds last night destroyed
the several colonial buildings making
up the arts and crafts village, "Ye'Olde
Tymo Tavern" and the Philippine reser
vation, and was checked within fifty
feet of the large states' exhibit place.
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' If ' you want to go east, C. Haydock,
Agent Illinois Central R. B.» lit W, fth.
DREAD WHITE FLY IS
NEARLY EXTERMINATED
ONCE-RAVAGING PLAGUE OF
ORCHARDISTS GONE
Fruit Growers' Convention at Riverside
Hears Most Favorable Report.
Orange Handling Is Sub.
Ject of Session
Special to The Herald.
RIVERSIDE. Cal., April 29.—Encour
aging report was mado at today's
meeting of the state fruit growers' con
vention that the white fly Is practical
ly exterminated in tho northern dis
tricts. Not an indication of the pest
has been found for some time at Bak
ersfteld, and only a fow grubs at Oro
vllle. This announcement was made
by State Commissioner Jeffrey.
The discussion of better packing
house methods and more careful
handling of oranges was the feature
of tho forenoon session.
J. H. Reed, city tree warden of Riv
erside, presented the first paper, be
ing followed by O. Harold Powell, the
government expert, whose work has
done so much looking to the causes of
fruit decay.
Mr. Towell said, In part:
"It appears to bo quite generally ac
cepted by loading growers and ship
pers that tho decay of oranges can b«
prevented by handling the fruit with
enough cars from the tree to tho car
to preserve the natural resistance
which the orange has when It 1b sev
ered from the tree; and by shipping
the fruit, quickly after picking and
parking.
"It Is probably not overstating the
facts In saying that, the methods of
handling the orange in the field and
packing house have been radically
modified since 1904 with these ends in
view. More effective progress has been
made in this direction in 1908 than In
the years preceding.
Changes In Handling i
"The changes of 1908 that have had
a far-reaching effect on the industry
have been (1) an effort to harvest tho
fruit by labor controlled by associa
tions in order to Avoid the uneven
physical condition that formerly char
acterized the fruit when harvested by
the growers; (2) the more careful
handling of tho fruit by growers and
shippers not belonging to associations;
(3) the substitution of day-paid labor
under competent supervision for box
paid labor, especially In the field; (4)
the construction and remodeling of
packing houses with machinery that
handles the fruit carefully; (5) the
cleaner condition of packing houses
with special reference to decayed or
anges; (6) the quick shipment of
fruit after picking and packing; and
(7) the adoption of better methods of
grading and packing by a number of
individuals.
"In the market holding tests of 1908
the fruit has been handled In different
ways in California and the decay has
been determined on the arrival of tho
fruit in New York, and at the end of
each succeeding week after being
stored at a temperature varying from
50 to 70 degrees. Tho decay Is in
variably least In the carefully handled
fruit and greatest In the fruit that is
more or less mechanically injured."
Citrus Protective League
The "Citrus Protective league" work
was presented by Us secretary, A. G.
Kendall, \V. B. Lyon of Redlands and
C. C. Chapman of Pullerton.
It was Btated that tho citrus crop
this season would reach $15,000 for the
30,000 cars.
It cost but 10 cents a car to main
tain the league, which had been In
strumental In getting a reduction of
10 cents a box on the freight of or
anges east and also secured much bet
ter time from the railroads.
The heads of the great transconti-.
nental lines had shown a willingness to
treat with tho loagua officials and a
mutual understanding had resulted.
At the afternoon session Prof. Ralph
H. Smith of the pathological station nt
Whittier spoke on "Health and Disease
in the Citrus Tree." The fungus or
parasitic diseases common to deciduous
trees do not affect citrus trees. Two
forms of gum diseases are quits com
mon and no absolute causes or cures
for these are known.
Koveral Joined in the discussion of
this subject. Too much water allowed
to stand about the trees was given
as a cause of the gum disease, and
treatments of carbolic, tar and neats
foot oil were suggested.
The "Woman's club this evening gave
a reception to the delegates to the
convention in height on hall, when a
musical program was presented.
OFFICIALS OF WIRELESS
TELEPHONE CO. ARRESTED
Federal Authorities Close Concern on
, ■ Ground That It Has Been
Using the Malls 'to
Defraud

By Associated Press.
OAKLAND, April 29.—Tho federal
authorities called a halt to the opera
tions of the Oakland Transcontinental
Aerial Telephone and Power company,
Incorporated, whose office la lln the
Union Savings bank building, by caus
ing the arrest of six of the officials,
Albert Jahnke, president; H. P. Dwyer,
vice president; W. H. Shadbourne,
secretary, and two solicitors, William
and John Allen, and R. W. Bardachy.
The company recently advertised
that it was prepared to give practical
demonstration of the wireless tele
phono between this city and the ferry
building:, San Francisco. The Oakland
police reported to the federal authori
ties that the scheme was wholly im
practical in Its present state and that
conversation between the two cities
had at no timo taken place.
Upon this Information the govern
ment officials decided that the mails
were being used for fraudulent' pur
poses.
PRICES OF LUMBER
IN LOCAL MARKET
Pine In the rough, [email protected], according to size;
rough uppers, 130037.50; worked upper*, (floor-
Ing), 27.KK"y!40; rustlo, $255J>35; oelllng, (floor-
Ing), $27.Ef1©45: rustic 1251835; oelllng, |[email protected];
laths, $3.75 carload lota; clear O. P. finished,
$50. . ', ■■'
Rodwood In the rough, IMS); surface and
rough clear, MOgrSG; rustic and siding, stock
patterns, $30®45: T. ft O. and O. B. stock, $20
164.1: shingles, [email protected]; shaftes, [email protected]).
Mill prices— one edge, 11.60; sizing one
edge and surfacing one side, 13.60; surfacing
one to four sides, [email protected]<; resawlng, one cut, $5;
ripping, 1. Hi. 2-lnch stock $1.60 a thousand
lineal feet.
Robber* "Shoot Up" Town
CROOKSTON, Minn., April 29.—Rob
bers looted tho Scandia State bank
early today and secured about $7000.
They terrorized the Inhabitants by
"shooting up" tho town.
PART II
Dr. Lyons
PERFECT
Tooth Powdei
Cleanses, preserves and
beautifies the teeth, and
Purifies the breath
A superior dentifrice
for people of refinement
Established in 1866 by
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NEW POTATOES DECLINE
IN PRODUCE MARKET
STRAWBERRIES RECOVER FROM
SLUMP AND ADVANCE
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Predictions for Good Cherry Year.
People Will Not Pay High
Prices Hens and Ducks ' ' "•■'
Are Plentiful
New splits and sweet potatoes declined yes
terday. Spuds dropped 600 a lug box, and
sweets from 75c to $3. The market was well
supplied with new crop. I
Strawberries advanced to 2HQ3c. The
market Is recovering from the slump on Mon
day and predictions are that (or tho next two
weeks tho produce will bo scarce. Growers
attempted to reduce the wages of pickers and
the latter quit work. The Lady Thompsons are
about oft the market. Brandywlnes and Klon
dykos are commencing to arrive. Condition*
are favorable to berries from now , on.
This will be a good cherry year, but tho
people will not pay the prices they once paid,
It Is declared. The crop Is In excellent con
dition. The first bulk cherries arrived yester
day, selling for 17\4c a pound. Cherries in 10
--pcund boxes continued to sell for $2 to $3, but
will decline this week. .
Asparagus was scarce. There were no north
ern receipts, llayward asparagus was the only
kind to be had and that In limited supply.. •
Fruit moved well at the usual quotations.
There were enough fish to meet a small de
irand. Barracuda was scarce.
> Trading on the exchange was only fair.
Features of the call were the sale of 26 sacks
of Lady Washington beans and 50 cases <of
northern caso count eggs. t
Hens and ducks were plentiful. All young
stock waa scarce. ..
Produce Receipt*
Eggs, cases ...'........'. 443
Butter, pounds • 15,«64
Potatoes, sacks ■ «0 .
Cheese, pounds 2.Bsi>
Onions, sacks ••;
Beans, sacks '....*.; ? : 24«
' Produce Prices
': Following are the wholesale Jobbing
prices: FRUlTS—Tangerines. $1.71!;
CITRUS mulTS—Tangerines, 11.76;
Bloods, half boxes, $1.10; navels, »1.36®
1.90, according to slie: lemons, I1.86OJ.00; ■
loquats, pound, So6c; limes, basket, (50. '
APPLES (per box)— Missouri pippins, $2.25;
Ben Davis. $1.7682; Ganos, $2; Newton pip
pins, 1232.75; Fearraalnes, $2.2503; Wlnesapj.
fern "
BANANAS-Fancy, per lb.. 4Ho; crates, 500
axtra.
GRAPEFRUIT (per Seedless, $2.50
©3.00; seedlings," f1.6002.26. ■' i
POTATOES (per cwt.) —Whit* Early Rose,
$1.60© 1.80; Highland Burbanks, *ooOsl.oo|
local Burbanks. $1.68| Salinas, $1.2501.50:
white sweets, $1.75; yellow sweets. $1.75; red
sweets, $1.76.
New potatoes, per lug box, $1; Lompocs. $1. \
VEGETABLES — per do*, bunches,
[email protected]; string beans, lb., lie; carrots, per
[email protected]; string beans, lb., 14e; carrots, per
dox. bunches, S0©40o; green chillis, lb., 10c;
onions, green, per doc, [email protected]; do Giant,
doi. 26e; celery, doz. [email protected]; northern celery,
dor. 60<f|)60c; green peas, per lb. B©4e; radishes,
do»., 16©20 c; spinach, $1 per box; cucum
bers. [email protected] per do*.; cauliflower, $1,
do*.; horseradish, 12Ho lb.; tomatoes, local,
[email protected] per box; Mexican, $1; per lb., to;
cabbage, per sack. 40iff*0c; rhubarb,
box, $1.2601.60; egg plant, 159250 per lb.;
okra, pound. 35c; artichokes, do*., 4«©(0e;
lettuce, 85c©51.26; asparagus, «H©Ba lb.;
egg plant, pound, 100.
MUSHROOMS— $8.25 08.60. .it-L'
California ranch, candled, HOlw:
local case counts, 1191 So; northern case (founts,
lGfll?c; eastern, 17Q18O.
CHILIS (per ■ lb.) —String, fancy, 10©
12Vt,<-: Chill Telplne, $1.26; Chill Molldo, 10
©12 He.
BUTTER — extras, 1-pound roll,
47V»<-; creamery firsts, «c; cooking, II
®18« dairy, 42He; eastern extras. ISO
27 He.
CHEESE- (per lb.)—Anchor brand. Cali
fornia, 14©16o; Young Ainerloa. (I lbs.),
ll>o; Hand (8 lbs.), 20c: fancy full cream
California, 17018 c; Llmburger, case lots, »1
©23c; Swiss, fancy Imported wheels, • Hot
do cut, S2c; do domestic blocks, *lei Oregon
cream brick, l»o; German breakfast, per
box $1.10; eastern, singles, per lb., Hot
Daisies, 16H©17Wo; Long Horns, 18o; Tulare, 14
©Isc; northern cheese, Hflsc; twins, 16H©170;
elngics, 16>.44f17c. Tok.,^ liter Cornioh.^
ORATES — Tokays, IS.00: Cornlonons,
$1.26; Black Moroccos, $2.«501.70; Malaga,
BHANS-1-BJ. C. (per 100 lbs.)—Small
white, $3.0004.00; Lady Washington, JS.M;
pinks. No. 1. $3.60; No. I pinks. $5.00;
blackeye. $5; llmas. $4.25; Garvansas. $«.
ONIONS —Yellow Danvers, $4.60;. Aus
trian Browns. $4.60; Red Globe, $4.60: Ore
irons, $4.60; Bermuda*, crate, $1.7801.90;
ICO lbs., 13.25(53.60; garlic, 18e; sllversklns,
NUTS (per lb.)—Almonds, fanny IXL and
No Plus, 16©l«c; Brazils. 14915 c; filberts,
14o; pecans, large, 18c: California pesnufs,
raw, 7Q7140; eastern, 8c; Japan peanut",
7®7V40; roasted. 2o additional; "walnuts,
fancy No. 1, 15©18 c; do small No. 3. 13©
lie; pine nuts. 15c; oocoanuts. per do*., »oe.
DRIED FRUITS (per Apples, •vapo
rsted, old stock, 81t8%e; fancy apricots. 25-lb. :
boxes, 18c; dates, golden, bulk, 6Hc: black fig".
25-lb. box. $1.26: do white. 10 10-eB. pkga.. to
box. per $1.26; do white, 10 pkgs. to case.
per box. 75c; do 50 H-'b. Pkgs. to case,
per case. $1.65: do (0 6-oz. pkgs. to case, per
case, $1.85; lemon and orange peel, fancy, 10-lb.
boxes, per. lb. 1601 nectarines, 25-lb. boxes, per
lb. 10a; peaches, evaporated, Ho; pears, evapo
rated, fancy, 26-lb. box, per lb., lie.
PRUNES— According to pack, 4V409c.
RAISINS — layers, 8 crown, per
box, $1.76; do 20s, 2 crown, per box, $1.88;
do 60s, < crown, per box, $4.15; loos* musca
tels, per lb.. 6jj6c; Sultanas, 60-lb. boxes,
per lb., 6©Bo.
MISCELLANEOUS — fancy rice,
eastern, per lb., 4V40; Saratoga chips, per
lb., 10c: dill pickles, barrel, $10.60; Maye
mas, basket, $4.00. „,,
BERRIES — Fancy strawberries, 2UO3c;
blackberries, 12c; raspberries, pint box, 250.
CHERRIES—BIack, 10-lb. box, $208; • bulk,
POULTRY— 15e; broilers, 260t fryers,
2V4 to Mi lbs., 26c: roasters, 2 lbs., 18©20o;
ducks, 16c; squaba. $1.7502.00 dozen; old roost
ers, 9c; turkeys, 19c.
FLOUR—
Al flour .•...•.•..»«....»».«t,s6. 1
Globe flour ••■•. (.00
Made of select California wheat!
Silver Star flour ....$5.40
XXX 7 flour 4.80
Eighth bbls., per bbl. higher.
Bakers' flour (made of eastern hard
wheat), per bhl.:
mob* flour $8.00
Eastern graham 8.00
Bakers' Al flour- ..._,_,.. 1.40
Blended wheat flours:
Bakers' Magnolia flour „. ..t.... . v ... .SS.SO
Bakers' pastry flour , , ....6.10
Eastern rye 6.00
Al flour la retailed at $1.81 per 14 ■ sack
and 850 per H saok. Glob* family, $1.70
per U sack and 90c per H sack. ,; -■-■■■
MEAL AND CEREAL GOODS (per 100
lbs.) I myttegaraßSßHß"i''r^*QWw
■ ——Lbs.—
".•• ",.'. ■V 10 '25 ■■;(*'
Al flour ..;...■>.....58.80 $....$....
pastry flour , 8.10 „,..',.„.
Graham flour t.OO 2.95 l>o
Corn meal, W. * T 2.80 5.75' 1.70
Whole wheat flour 3.1(1 8.05 3.00
Rye flour 8.60 8.65 8.50
Cracked wheat ........... 8.80 8.65 3.60
Farina '•. ......... 1.60 8.65 5.5»
Wheat flakes (80 1m5.)... ....".■• ..".,; 1.60
do per bbl, of 125 Mis. net. .... ° ..'., 4.26
Wheat, No. 1 - (100 lbs),'. $1.85; wheat,
(100-lb. sacks). No. 1, $1.90; corn (100 lbs.),
$1.80; cracked corn (100 lbs.), $1.86; feed
meal (100 lbs.), $1.90; s rolled barley (100
lba), $1.66; oil cake meal (100 lbs.), $1.50:
shorts (100 lbs.), . $1.75; bran, btavy < (10(
lbs.). $1.60. .-•■ /
Retail Prices .-,
* Following ' prices • for ' leading articles of
consumption prevail at ■ the , Los , Angeles
stores: ; ■ ■ ' , .':■ ; I •.•,
Butter.' 2-lb. ■ roll, fancy ; .<•
Butter, 2-lb. roll, Santa Ana .65
Cooking butter. 2-lb. r011...... 8»
Es;ks. fresh, ranch, per dozen .80

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