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10 TWO PARTS for,, xxxvi. l>|> If -I,'. At\ t '<l<' l]V rr< > ; «v CAKHir.R MMHKIC 808 i JXWjtli • tKf V^llii> 1»3 l'Klt MONTH Consolidation Wins First Sweeping Victory in Merger Fight OSWALD TELLS OF CONSPIRACY TO SHIELD VICE REVEALS PLANS TO REOPEN REDLIGHT DISTRICT BROADHEAD ATTORNEYB FIGHT EVERY ADMITTANCE Jury Completed and Trial of Indicted Former Police Chief Is Begun. Other Officials Are Involved IN THE face of a storm of objections from counsel for the defense In the, case of Thomas H. Broadhead, former chief of police, on trial In the superior court on a charge of bribery In connection with the opening of th« redllght district In Log Angeles last year. Nicholas H. Oswald testified yes terday afternoon to the forming of a conspiracy between Arthur «'. Harper, mayor; Samuel sSchonck, police com missioner, and Edward Kern, chief of police, to effect the opening of the dis trict in violation of the law, With this conspiracy the district attorney, J. D. Fredericks, In his opening address to the completed jury yesterday morning, promised to connect the defendant, Thomas Brondhead. "I told them," testified Oswald, re ferring to a meeting between himself, Samuel Schenck and Mayor Harper, In the mayor's office at the city hall, about January 1. 1007, "that I could get hold of the old Ballerlno property on North Alameda street, between Fer guson and Nigger alleys, and that there were more than 200 rooms there that could be fitted up, and for which we could get at least $2 a day each. That would mean about *500 a day Income from the redlight district If we could open It and close all the other places. 1 figured out the expenses and showed the mayor and Mr. Schenck that there would be big money In It. Mr. Schenck said, ■We'll cut that three ways, an.] each of us take a third. 1 Afterward they told me I had better pay Chief Kern and Captain I'.roadhead each $250 a month." Testimony Brought Out Slowly The testimony was brought out very slowly, not only every question of counsel for the prosecution being fierce ly objected to, sometimes by the threa attorneys in chorus, but almost every " phrase of the answers as given by the witness was met with similar objec tions, supported by heated arguments, and finally with "Exception!" when the objections were overruled by the court or motions to strike out the testimony denied. At length Judge Davis requested counsel for the defense to select ona of their number to make the objection"! and arguments, adding kindly that he thought It would save time. J. W. Mc- Kinley assumed this duty, and there after, little by little, the conduct of the case for the defense was gathered into his hands, while Attorney Appel moved his chair from place to place, or him self from chair to chair, growling un der his breath, scowling at witness, Judge and his associates In the case. Occasionally, unable to bear the strain, he would spring to his feet and pour out his pent up feelings in regard to the things which the court was allow ing the witness, Oswald, to tell. Attor ney Paul Schenck occupied his time In studying the elaborate design of the stained glass ceiling of the court room. Broaches Subject to Schenck "It was to Sam Schenck," said Os wald, "that I first spoke about opening the redlight district. I met him in my office or on the street, I've forgotten which, and told him Tom Savage was going to take my lease away from me. "I was proprietor of a saloon on the corner of Commercial and Los Angeles streets, In which building, upstairs, was the Belmont lodging house, a place oc cupied almost entirely by loose women. ' The Belmont was run by Tom Savage. He had another lodging house, the Ar lington hotel, with about forty rooms, which was used for the same purpose. "I told Schenck about losing my lease, and said I wished I could put Tom Savage out of business. He said maybe we could. Then I said if that was done, what would bo the matter with opening a new redllght district? He said we'd see about that," All this was brought out, not In con nected -statements, but piecemeal, in response to many questions, while the objections by counsel for the defense were being flung at the witness as If they thought to choke him with the weight of them. Broadhead seemed bewildered by the play of questions and answers, the vol leys of objections, the heated argu ments between counsel and the monot onous rulings of the quiet judge. The court remained outwardly unruffled throughout the storm of words and the electrical atmosphere of human feeling, but there was a suggestion of conscious effort in tho appearance of calm. V ' Broadhead Takes Snuff I Broadhead took snuff frequently, sneezing loudly at one of the court room cuspidors, and then raising his he-id quickly. with a blank expression, asllf In fear he had missed some Im poit.ant point of the trial by his in dulgence. O*vald. testifying, rarely looked at his questioners, or any one else In the courtroom. Sometimes he stared down at tlfL floor In front of the witness stand,* but the greater part of the time, and sometimes even when an swerlngXa question, he would keep his? eyes fixer! on the moving pencil of the court reporter, in seeming fascination, as it spbd across the paper leaving behind row on row of pothooks and curleques by which was being . fixer] for record the public confession of the witness 1 shame. ' "i secured the lease of the Ballerlno properties," Oswald went on, sullenly dispassionate in his mam "and told Mayor Harper about It. He told me to go ahead and get the rooms fitted up. I gave instructions to have a cer tain number of rooms papered and furnished. I put up the money, about $2000, for the fitting, and $1610 or $1700 .for the furnishing. "When this was done I met Harper and Schenck In the office of the chief Of police. Kern was there. I told him I wanted the Arlington closed up, and 'Continued on race I'M) r; LOS ANGELES HERALD WILL NOT PUNISH MAN WHOSE BULLET MERELY PULLED ACHING TOOTH NMV YOKK, Aug. 4. — OH Williams refuses to prosecute I'runrlw C'anovlu for Nlnxrtlhk ■lihn, b«CaUM the iiliut per formed a real service. WlMluiiiH annoyed Canovlu until the latter Is milil to liuve fired a ►If' at him which went through both cheeks. In Its progress the bullet tore out r tooth which had been aching for a week and In appreciation of this relief Williams has refused to prosecute. CHICAGO CRISIS KNOWN TODAY STREET CAR MEN VOTE ON STRIKE QUESTION EARLY Referendum Begins at 4 o'Clock This Morning and All Are In Hopes of Com. promise [By Asenclßt^ii Press.] CHICAGO, Aug. 4.—With 10,000 street ear men voting tomorrow on the ques tion of a walkout, the attitude of tra. tion and city officials tonight was that of hope that a strike will be avoided by .i compromise. The referendum will begin at 4 o'clock In the morning, and it is expected that the men will vote i'l favor of a "Hike. The arrival tonight of P. T. Hergoff, a professional strikebreaker, who figured in the recent Philadelphia Itrugglo, seemed slgnlfl'ant. Hergoff said that he had been asked to come to Chicago by the presidents of the street railway companies and that he thought he could handle the situation with 8600 men. He said he had 250 men on his payroll, most of them in New York and Philadelphia. In tho event that the threatened strike on the surface street car lines of Chicago materialize, the public may still depend upon the four elevated lines, according to statements made to day by the presidents of these lines. These officials say their employes are working under a i alsfactory agree ment, which has a year or more to run. "The effect of a strike on the sur face lines," said Mason If. Starring, president of the Northwestern elevat ed, "would be merely to Increase the traffic on the elevated trains. There is not the slightest chance of our men going out In sympathy." There are nearly in.ooo miles of sur face lines In <'hlcago, and a tie-up, despite all the elevated roads could do, would entail the utmost inconven iences to particular sections not reached by the overhead systems. It may cost the city mllllo, . of dollars In loss of business. Hope to avert the strike Is still held out. in the attitude of the city officials, Ihe state board of arbitration which will arrive here tonight and hy many of the union leaders themselves. Among the latter it Is insisted that W. B. Mahon, the International president, be called here at once. They say he would have a better chance of reaching a settlement now than later. THE NEWS SUMMARY FORECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity—Fair Thursday, with light fog night and morning; light southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature yesterday, 78 degrees; minimum, 56 degrees. LOCAL Consolidation wins sweeping victory In Los Angeles and Wilmington by almost unanimous vote to Join cities. Leaders of civic enterprises launch plans for making Los Angeles city beautiful. Nick Oswald testifies at trial of former Chief Broadhead that conspiracy was formed to protect redllsht district. Forgeries and swindles aggregating $7500 are now established against A. E. Warm- Ington. Woman rescued from locked room filled with gas: attempt at suicide supposed. Dr. Robert .1. Burdette resting easier; will be put In plaster Jacket.. Council to try to relieve condition of Hu mane Animal league employes, who have re ceived no salaries for two months. Man who poses as army lieutenant passes checks believed to be fictitious. Bandit wanted In Canada for murder and attempted train robbery believed to be hiding In Los Angeles. Member of board of examining engineers, on whom fight has been made by machinery dealers, will resign office. Former Qoldfleld broker attempts to kill self by shooting. COAST Aged capitalist Is sent to Jail.ln San Rafael while attorney fights for his free dom. Woman attempts suicide by leaping from wharf, but falls to deck of lighter and Is saved. ■ . Consuls from China urge on San Fran cisco merchants importance of commerlcal needs of orient. W. H. Sudden, Lompoc banker, killed under overturned automobile near San I.tils Oblspo. Contractor submits to bee stings In order to cure rheumatic pains. EASTERN Senator A. B. Cummins of lowa In senate declares that he will vote for no 10 per cent payment on dollar promises of • Re publican party. Whether or not 10,000 street car men go on strike in Chicago and tie up surface roads will he known today. Urgent deficiency appropriation bill, carrying $1,100,000, passed by lower house or congress. Mrs Neville Castle says -bullet that wounded lawyer In Waldorf-Astoria was In tended for herself. \ State rests Its case In trial of Harry K. Thaw: defense promises sensation today. Threatened street ' car strike In Chicago could not affect elevated lines, assert offi cials. Aeroplanlst ridicules statement of army men that ■machines cannot fly high enough to be out of range. Mayor Bushh of Chicago offers place at head of police department to former news paper reporter. r FOREIGN Four walled cities In Chinese province be sieged by rebels an result of famine; seven roasted to death by pirates. Forced march under burning sun In Japan, as drill for "fortitude" cause* death of six soldiers: newspapers aroused. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 5, L 909. CIVIC WORKERS MAKE PLANS FOR CITY BEAUTIFUL GAMUT CLU3 SPEAKERS URGE MUNICIPAL ART CAPTAIN FRIES HAS SCHEME FOR HARBOR BUILDINGS Absence of Decorative Architecture tn Los Angeles Pointed Out and Suggestions for Im provement Given I^IKST Steps were takPii lnst night n for i concentrating the spirit In ■*- Lob Angeles for ulvlc betterment and preserving the spirit of art throughout the city until i.ns Angelea may tin I herself lor a comprehenslv* recognition of the necessity for mu nlclpal art mill a recognition of the line arts through other means than scattered individual effort. These steps were initiated by the Gamut club through a consideration of Greater Los Angeies and a "city beau tliul" by club members and guests rep resenting other Influential city organi zations. While the program was made up along tills line, the meeting appro priately ratified also the harbor victory following the announcement of the votes on consolidation. This was re ceived by the club as Indicative of the city's advancement, and Captain Fries, T. K. Gibbon and others presenl who have been Identified with the Hglu for a free harbor were given ovations accordingly. That the Qamut club, the City club, the Friday Morning club, the Kuskln Alt club, the chamber of commerce and i other clubs and civic organisations be ! |ii vi that a great work making for the establishment of a comprehensive city plan must be started at one* was em phatically brought out by the evening's program. Discuss Artistic Needs Charles Farwell Kdson, the president of the club, introduced Capt. Amos A. Fries of the Hotted States engineer's office, John W. Mitchell, vice president of the Municipal Art commission; T. E. Gibbon, as president of the Fine Arts league, and Arthur Farwell of New York, of the American Music so ciety, as the speakers of the evening. Kach, except Mr. Farwell, who had been asked to speak on the establish ment of a Los Angeles center of the American Music society, had been as signed a subject centering about the artistic netds of the municipality. Fol lowing them Mrs. Charles Farwell Ed son, for the Friday Morning club; Mrs. Morris Albee, for the Ruskjn Art club; Dr. Sherwln Gibbons, for the City club, and MaJ. Henry T. Lee, speaking unof ficially for the Municipal league, and the chamber of commerce, all pledged their respective organizations for co operation In a great movement for ai"- Uatlc betterment in Los Angeles. The club sat down to a dinner before the speaking and enjoyed a huge amount of fun and an excellent musical program besides. When Captain Fries was Introduced he was heartily applauded and the club members stood up and cheered him lustily. His subject was announced as "The Artistic Possibilities of Greater Lgs Angeles," but he lost no time in "sliding down Into the harbor," as he said at once. He urged that the Cali fornia possession in architecture—the mission style—be adopted tor the gen eral scheme of the harbor buildings, making a concept for the visitor to Los Angeles at once unique and archi tecturally beautiful. This idea was enthusiastically received by the listen ers. Toasts Los Angeles "Here's a toast," exclaimed Captain Fries. "Here's to Los Angeles, 300 miles long and 300,000 strong. "Now that consolidation has carried —for there will be no doubt about San Pedro, I am sure," he said, "the next thing is to get a plan and work to it. You have the beginning of this in the consolidation committee's report, when you come to your warehouses, your municipal railways and your other work you may just as well .see that everything is carried out to beautify as well as to give utility. I hope even to see the time when the privately-owned railroads will plant trees character istic of this section all along the rights of way and make their tracks beauti ful." Mr. Mitchell severely scored the supervisors for their marring the beauty of the court liouse by placing the new hall of records on a site that jarred all plans of civic center beauty. He urged the Immediate carrying out of a plan for a practical administra tive center, and told of the difficulties met by the Municipal Art commission In endeavoring to advance the artistic side of the city's growth. Municipal Art Neglected The Importance of this was empha sized by T. E. Gibbon, who followed Mr. Mitchell. He called attention to the fact that Los Angeles stands nlone among the cities of 300,000 population In not having a dollar Invested munic ipally in the expression of human taste through painting, sculpture or music. He advanced the opinion that this curious and unenviable situation Is due to the fact that. Los Angeles has doubt- Jess had to deal more strenuously with the more practical problems, such as water supply, sanitary provisions anil similar work, than any other city in America. Mr. Gibbon showed that these have developed great undertakings, which will give the city wealth and leisure ample to develop the artistic possibilities He urged, meanwhile, the keeping alive of the sentiment for art In every way possible. Mr. Gibbon called special attention to a manifestation of the artistic ten dency In Los Angeles citizens through the building in many sections of tho city of so many- beautiful bungalows by men of moderate means, and said that this had been remarked on by visitors as Indicating that the love of art must be strong among residents of Continued on Page T«<r Stalwarts of Merger Committee Which Won Signal Victory in Yesterday's Election '^DU&^MSS^^iS^ *^^J2£^^^:^3?& A. P. FLEMING TIME DISCLOSES MANY FORGERIES WARMINGTON'S OPERATIONS EXTENSIVE Investigatfon Shows Broker Had Com plete Recorder's Office of His Own and That He Defrauded Scores Forgeries mid note swindles which j alreaiiy aggregate $75(Xi and which comprise many distinct offenses are now established against A. B. Wurm ington, a real estate dealer of this city who was arraigned before Justice Bum merfield yesterday and later placed in the county jail in default of $20,000 bail. The baring of what may prove to b>; a gigantic swindling enterprise is due to the activity of County Keeorder Lo gan, who discovered that Warmington and an accomplice, William C. Carpen ter cf Burbank, had forced an aaslfn- I ment of a mortgage from Henry Sen ther to Robert Little, and also one from James and Mattie L. MUlhouse to Henry Gentlier. Tho discovery was made Monday morning, and within four hours after the county recorder had examined the forged documents Warmtngton and Carpenter were in the county Jail. Two hours later Warmington had confessed. The publicity given the arrest brought dozens of people from in and ! around Los Angeles to the recorder, and many staled that they believe they are victims of a swindle at the hands of Warmington. By 6 o'clock last night six separate and distinct forgeries had been established as' swindles probably perpetrated by the daring and shrewd real estate dealer. Careful inquiries and examinations made by the recorder have brought to j light, in addition to the first two swin dles discovered, a number of transac tions believed to be fraudulent. The stories of a few of these follow: Warmington Cash;... Check J. A. Oudette, a blacksmith of Up- i land. CaL, says he has known Warm-j ingtou for a year. According to the j story related to the recorder by Oud ette, he bought a mortgage from Warmington, October, 1908, which pur ported to bear the signature of J. S3. Madden. The document was recorded, and Oudette paid $500 for an assign ment of it. The deal had all the ap pearance of being regular until the re corder discovered that J. E. Madden did not own the lot in question. Oud ette was able to show the recorder a check for the money paid to the real ettat< man. and it was indorsed and collected by Warmington. The mort gage is now declared to be worthless. Mary Louise Steigler gave a mort gage to E. Q. Connor, June 8, 1908, se cured by a lot in the Patterson tract, Los Angeles. According to the lnfor- I mation now held by Recorder Logan, | who has verified every step in his in quiry, Warmington forged an assign ment of this by duplicating the Instru- j ment. Stamps and dies found In the | office of the real estate man tend to; prove the probability of the theory that ; the prisoner* duplicated the stamps of the recorder's office, showing registra tion numbers, time of tiling, fee paid and other details necessary. Even the ink pads of red, green; blue and blacU ink, had been used in the same manner as by the recorder's deputies in trans acting the regular business of the of fice, and pads similar to those In use by the office were also found in Wiinn iiigton's office. Tills fraudulent mort gage was sold to W, D. Osgood, pro prietor of the New England market, for $2800. A. J. Osgood, son of the market man. presented the evidence of this transaction to the recorder's office and stated that he represented his fa ther in the matter. Many Frauds Disclosed In record book 3742, page 56. A. Warmlngton deeds lot 1311 of thp Wil ■hlre Heights tract to Calla Bacon. He deeded tliis to Charles Berger. 334V4 South Flower street, December 11, 1908. This lust deed was Riven In security for the payment of t mite for 11000, Herger nas the deed in his possession, but it was never recorded. December 1, 190S, Warmlngton agreed to convey this property to H. K. Vtt\ Cleve, and this ■ ■■tgnment has been recorded. Mortgage honk 2068, page, 58, *hnw« that a mortgage «U Riven by Rird!° Kaeppler and her husband. Francis O. Kaeppler, on lot 68 of the übretta tract to A, E. Warmlngton to secure pay ment i>f a note for $500. 'I'he note i.i I legal and correctly made out. but I Charles Yon der Kuhlen has | dupli cate mortgage which has been aswlgned him by Warmlngton In payment of $500. The mortgage In possession of (Continued on Page I"«] IDA LEWIS- HEROIC OLD WOMAN WHO HAS SAVED MANY. RESCUES 5 GIRLS NEWPORT, K. 1., Aug. I—lila Lewis, the, "firare Darling of America,'* who, from Lima Rock lighthouse, oft* tlii* harbor, had -:i\ ill the lives of ■ -h:hi persona, added five more to lier splendid record lot night. A row bout with five girls was «*np hired li\ ii [■ ;r.>i!iT nt earner and Minn I,p«ls rescued them. Ida I-pwU !•* (»H yeafl ol:l, and for thirty yean lia* kept the tight burning at I.linn Hoi-k. YOUNG HUSBAND SHOOTS HIMSELF MICKEY OTARRELL TRIES TO COMMIT SUICIDE Former Goldfield Broker Made Des pondent by Failing Health, Business Reverses and Domestic Troubles Matthew K. O'Farroll, known to his friends us "Mickey," club man and mining broker, driven to desperation .iiid despondency by continued bad luck and ill health, attempted to commit suicide at his apartments at 131 South Grand avenue late yesterday afternoon by shooting himself tliruiiKh the left breast with a SB-callber revolver. The bullet entered below and to the left of the left nipple, and plowed its way through his body, coming out below the dhoulder blade, without touching a vi tal organ or inflicting a serious in jury. He was rem ved to the receiving hospital immediately after he had fired tlv shot, and from there was taken to the Sisters' hospital, where Dr. E. C. Qarrett, who has rharge of the ease, reported last night that he was resting well. If no complications set in O'Far rell will be on his feet again within two weeks. Married in Mexico O'Fnrrell Is well known in this sec tion, and a few months ago married Viola, the daughter of Pel! >c J. Tala mantes, a city detective. The young persons were brought together by a romantic attachment and were mar ried at Tampico, Mex., where they passed their honeymoon and where the bridegroom was engaged in extensive real estate deals. Recently they returned to Los Ange les and took apartments at the Hotel Allison, at First street and Grand avenue. A week ago the young wife and husband had a trifling dispute about the service of some tomatoes at the table. Previous to that they had had another slight dispute. Both being sensitive, tender-hearted and of kindly disposition, the little breaks in the honeymoon rested heavily on them. Previous to his marriage with Miss Talamantes; O'Farrel! had been con nected with the firm of Patrick, BHIo & Camp, mining and stock brokers Goldtiekl. New This firm was engage in the kiting of mining stork of all d Ecrlptlons, which it extensively ndve tised through newspapers and throug circulars sent through the Unite States mails. Complaints were made to the fei era! authorities that the firm was v ing the mails for fraudulent purpose and the grand jury at Reno. New, In vestigated the matter and returned number of indictments. Among the persons Indicted ivi\ Mickey O'Farrell. who had been aetln as salesman anil confidential agent fo the firm. He was arrested and take to Gold field and released on bond fo trial, the case .still pending. Because of financial reverses earli In his career the indictment of the N vada grand jury and the tiffs with h wife added to which was the fnct th; he was In ill health. O'Farrell becan convinced that life was not worth li\ Ing and when Tuesday his wife le for the beach with her father he con cluded he had been deserted by his last, friend, and after making out a Continued on P»»e Two SAN PEDRO HARBOR Article No. 10 of the series running in Los Angeles He- ald under the title "San Pedro Harbor" will appear in tomorrow's Herald. SINfILK COPTICS- »••«'-»', >: SUNDAY. So OUIVWiJ-i \^KJL XJ iC3 . ON TRAINS, 5 GBCTB H. JEVNE U. S. DESTROYER GOES ON ROCKS PAUL JONES BADLY DAMAGED NEAR SITKA Men Are Bruised by Fall from Hammocks, but No Fatalities Are Reported—Vessel Limps Into Port (Ry Associated Press.) SKAOWAY, Alii ska. Aug. 4.—The torpedo boat destroyer Paul Jones. which loft Seattle July 26 with the flo tilla of six destroyers for a. cruise in Alaskan waters, was carried out of her course and hurled on a hidden reef by the tidal currents in Peril straits, thir ty-five milts nortli of .Sltka, early yes- I terday morning, an. l reai had port to day In a linking condition. The destroyer, which is in command ol Lieut, M. 8. Davis, was Roing; at three-quarters .spe*«] when she hit the melis The boat ran hi;;h out of the water and nearly turned turtle. Men were thrown from their hammocks and keveral were badly bruised by their fall. Two holes were punched in the star board bow of the boat, and the pro peller shaft was bent. The boat was hung up on the reef for a short time, bn! the rising tide lifted her oft. The pumps were kept going constantly to keep her afloat, and by the use of col lision mats she was able to limp into Bkagway several hours behind her con sorts. After making temporary repairs ehe Paul Jones left here tonight with the other boats of the flotilla for Juneau. NEW ZEALAND NATIVFS ARE REFUSED ADMITTANCE HERE Maoris Brought Over for Exhibition Purposes Will Be Deported by Order of the Government WASHINGTON. Aus. 4.—Nineteen members of a party of Maoris from New Zealand, who have been held in quarantine at San Francisco by the Immigration authorities because they were afflicted with trachoma, were to day refused admission to this country by order of Assistant Secretary Mc- Elarg of the department of commerce and labor. The Maoris belonged to n tribe of savages i" New Zealand and were to been U*ed lor exhibition purposes by a hippodrome company in New York. This concern made the depart ment an offer to brinp the men through to New York for treatment on bond, but the proposition was rejected. 'CELEBRATE PAY-DAY BY WRECKING SMALL CHURCH ' Mexican Laborers Attack Worshipers and Beat Them —Only Retreating when Police Arrive SILAO, Mex., Aug. 4.—Shouting "Viva Reyes" a mob of railway coal passers and other railroad employes celebrated their pay-day by surrounding the lit tle Proteatant church of Cofio Benito Juarea and attacking the place. Than were about fifty worshipers within some of whom were badly beaten. The mob was dispersed by mounted police. INSANE MAN KILLS TWO THEN COMMITS SUICIDE Brother and Sister-in-Law Slain, but Wife Escapes Before Murderer Kills Himself CHICKASAW, okla., Aug. 4.— S. V. McDonald, a farmer living near here, I during a fit of temporary insanity last night, shot and killed his wife's broth er, J. A. Thompson, and Mrs. Thomp son, and then shot hlmsslf. Ho attempted to shoot his own wife, but she. escaped. The Thompsons were well-to-do farmers *y CENTS CITIZENS ROUT FOES OF HARBOR Wilmington's Vote for the Merger, 107 to 61 LOS ANGELES COUNT ALMOST UNANIMOUS WIDESPREAD REJOICING AFTER NEWS OF VICTORY Union of Cities Will Be Quickly Com. pleted by Legal Routine—Result Show Enemies in Flight BY decisive votes Wilmington and Los Angeles voted for consolidation and the plan ning of a great harbor yesterday. At the last moment every influ ence that money could make to defeat the issue was brought to bear in Wilmington, but the citi zens of that town resisted every scheme to turn them from con solidation. In Los Angeles the issue was in part the ratio of the vote as an ndorsement of the report of the committee of fifteen on the con solidation scheme.. This indorse ment was so overwhelming that it sets an entirely new mark in the appreciation of a municipal problem by the voters of a large city. In the opinion of former Mayors Snyder and Stephens and of other members of the con solidation committee, no more imphatic indorsement as to the bility of Los Angeles to fulfil 1 '■lodf^s made could be asked. Throughout the close of the Wilmington campaign the men who have crried the lead most actively were "on the job." F. S. Cary, Erhard Opp and every other consolidation worker in Wilmington watched incessantly to see that there was no backfir ing. A. P. Fleming and Leslie R, Hewitt were at Wilmington until the ballots were counted and scaled beyond any doubt of i contest. City Attorney Hewitt remained at Wilmington all night after the consolidation meeting Tuesday evenit\g, and with the Wilmington committee was at work at 5 o'clock yesterday morn ing. He did not leave until fully satisfied that every formality had been complied with and the result was absolutely certain. Next Step in Consolidation The next procedure will be a joint meeting of the Wilmington board of trustees and the Los Angeles city council at the Los Angeles city hall Monday, when the vote will be canvassed and a certificate of the election result will be prepared and forwarded to Secretary of State Curry at Sacramento. When this certifi cate i> tiled at the capitol the for mality necessary to join Los An geles and Wilmington will have been completed. Although this will probably be finished before the San Pedro election, it will nut give Wilmington the right to vote on the consolidation with San Pedro. The men who have foreseen the necessity for large work on a free harbor were jubilant when the news came to the headquarters of the consolidation committee and was telephoned around. Secre tary Fleming was warmly con gratulated on his return from Wilmington, for yesterday's vic tory is but one of a series which he has watched. "Another breastwork taken, for Los Ang les never goes back," he put it. In all these battles he has been on the front line for the harbor. and he was given a full measure of credit by the consolidationists. "It is a great cause, and the only thing to say is that we are going at it, hammer and tongs, harder than ever tomorrow morn ing," said Mr. Fleming, looking forward and modestly ignoring: yesterday's achievement. "We shall open up along with the San Pedro committee and finish faster than we start on the next elec tion. The record before we get through is g"ing to make these Continued on !*■(« Two.