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S.S Branches: »th and Main -lAft 11 C RrnnrtwilV Transacts^. General Bank .-<:« South Hoover Street AW-IM. O. DfUdUWdy , rR and Trust Business. <•« FIRE DESTROYS VALUABLE OAKS ELYSIAN PARK HILLSIDES ARE SWEPT BY FLAMES' . ■-. .. LARGE FORCE IS REQUIRED TO CHECK BLAZE 'Only One Small Line of Garden Hose Available to Fight Grass Con. flagration—Ground to Be Replanted ' —-— ,:„f ■ '- Fire Started by a careless or 'evilly disposed man on the Klyslan park hill side near the Los Angeles pigeon farm yesterday burned off a wide stretch of the oaks before it was stopped by the combined effort of engine company No. 1, the park employes and a volunteer force.. The lire spread over the hills until it burned into ■ small canyon, where if -was checked, but not until It had destroyed a large number of trees. it was first discovered about li o'clock yesterday forenoon, and Lieutenant Tll lotson of engine company No. 1 hurried out on a motorcycle. Seeing that it threatened not only the oaks on the hills, but the eucalyptus timber as well, he telephoned for all available members of the company, Only one small line of garden hose was available, to furnish water, and the force had to light at close quarters. The Bremen worked 'along the lower slope, and the park employes fought the Are hack at the top of the hills. it was impossible to estimate the damage in dollars will cents last night. The hillsides will probably be replanted to eucalyptus or other trees than the native oaks by the park commission. "PANTA-PANLOIS" SEEMS TO SPELL "GRAFT GAME" Spokane County Grand Jury Looking Into Charges of Conspiracy Be tween Officials and Saloons SPOKANE, wash., Aug. 7.—lt is an nounced today that the Spokane coun ty grand jury which investigated the charges against Judge M. J. Gordon and State Insurance Commissioner Shlvely will be called upon to probe the actions of a new secret society known us "Panta-Panlois." •This society, which includes in its membership three superior judges, the police Judge, a city commissioner. Re publican and Democratic councilmen, policemen and prominent saloon men, Kept Its existence a secret- until re vealed this week by Police Commls , sioncr <_. W. Turk, who had just been ! expelled from membership. Ho de clares he was expelled at the instance of Superior Judge Webster for refusing • to promote two other members to be police captains. He charges the society with endeav oring to control both the court house ' and the city jail. "BEECHER OF JAPAN" TO TALK AT THE Y. M. C. A. Rev. T. Miyagawa, President of Mis. . slonary 1 Society of Flowery King, dom, to Speak This Afternoon "'". \ Men will have the opportunity of hearing Rev. T. Miyagawa, known' as the "Beecher of Japan," at the Y. M. . ('. . A. building this afternoon at 3:20 o'clock. ' Mr.' Miyagawa will speak in the English language. He is president of the Congregational Missionary so ciety of Japan and also president of the Osaka Y. M. C. A. Mr. Miyagawa was the first gradu ate of the Doshlsha college at Kyoto, Japan. He has' been addressing large audiences in Plymouth Congregational church, Seattle. .-/•". ; . ■» ' » ; Venice villas, oomplete, cheap, clean. » ■ » '. Don't simply allow. It. to die—that plan of fours. Find a little capital through advertls l__. LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD OLD SOLDIERS AT SALT LAKE COMMANDER IN CHIEF MET AT STATION BY DELEGATES CITY IN HOLIDAY GARMENTS TO WELCOME GUESTS St. Louis arid Atlantic City Are Two of the Foremost Candidates for the Next Encamp. ment [By Associated Press.) SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. The forty-third annual encampment of the G. A. R. began today with the arrival of Gen. Henry M. Nevius, commander In chief, and members of his staff. The commander in chief was met by ligations from the various camps and women's organizations. From the depot General Nevius was driven to his headquarters. The last day of preparation was a busy one, and when night fell the city was adorned in holiday garments and read} to welcome the thousands of guests, The visitors began arriving early in the day, and by Monday morn ing fifty trains will have brought from every direction their quota of excur sionists. .. •> The campaign for the next place of encampment lias already begun. The two principal claimants for the honor are St. Louis and Atlantic City. For the next commander In chief two candidates are mentioned thus far former Governor Van Sant of Minne sota and former ■ District Attorney Ketcham of Molilalia. Governor Van Sant will open his headquarters after the arrival of the Minnesota delega tion. ' • Coloradoans Leave for Salt Lake DENVER, Aug. The ten-car spe cial train bearing the Colorado G. A. R. delegation to the Salt Lake encamp ment left here today. The delegation was headed by Gen. George W. Cook, and was accompanied by Corporal James Tanner, former commander in chief. •'- f, SHERIFF SAYS SUSPECTED MURDERER HAS CONFESSED SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. '.--Deputy Sheriff Mulhall this evening made pub lic the confession which he claims to have wrested from James McFarland, .who was taken to Contra Costa today under suspicion of having murdered Manuel Garcia. The story Mulhall gives out Is that McFarland went to Garcia and secured employment on his ranch after he had heard that Garcia had a large amount of money hidden somewhere on the place. McFarland had been arrested for forgery in San Francisco and wanted money with which to hire an attorney to defend him, Monday morning, while Garcia was out of the house, he entered and searched the place, finding $9, . which he pocketed. As he was leaving the house he caught sight of Garcia, and fearing the theft would be detected and lead hi minto further trou ble, he took a rifle which was at hand and shot Garcia as he approached the house. He then picked up an axe and made certain to kill his victim. After changing his clothes for some which had belonged to the dead man he left the ranch, flnatly coming to San Jose, where ho was arrested and sentenced for vagrancy. U. S. Cavalry Will Aid Show NEW YORK, Aug. 7.—For the first time in the history of the national horse show, which will open at Madi son Square garden in November, Unit ed States cavalry will participate. Brig. Gen. W. W. Witherspoon, acting chief of staff, notified directors of the association today that the war depart ment would sanction the participation of a group; of picked United States army officers in tests of military rid ing. ■ . . ] ■ . ; SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 190!). LABOR LEADER ADDRESSES CLUB ON CIVIC PURITY STARTLING ASSERTIONS CON CERNING UNIONS CONDITIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO FULLY DISCUSSED .uncheon of City Club Attended by John W. Sweeney, Organizer of Working Men, Who Speaks on Clean Government THE struggles of San Francisco for a decent city government, and its hopes and fears for the future, formed the subject of a conversational address by John W. Sweeney of San Francisco before the City club yester day. Mr. Sweeney is a member of the executive committee of the Good Gov ernment league and a national organ izer of the American Federation of Labor. While a most enthusiastic labor agi tator, according to his own definition of himself, and showing his enthusiasm for the cause of labor throughout his speech, Mr. Sweeney said some things that astonished his audience, because they were not sentiments ordinarily expected from a labor-agitator. "Laboring men have no right to as sume to be governmental authorities. They are not educated in the science of government. A machinist could not sit on the supreme bench with any more propriety than a Jurist could go into a machine shop and presume to run a lathe." The things Mr. Sweeney said about P. H. McCarthy, the union labor can didate for mayor in San Francisco, were not at all complimentary, al though McCarthy is supposed to rep resent labor unionism in San Francis co. But Mr. Sweeney denies that Mc- Carthy represents that portion of labor that constitutes the majority and that desires good government in San Fran cisco. _ , In stating that laboring men had no right to set themselves up as govern mental authorities Mr. Sweeney point ed to the administration of Schmitz, characterizing it as "the rottenest ad ministration in the rottenest city of the west." Machine Out for McCarthy "But San Francisco is better gov erned today than It ever has been In the past," continued the speaker. "Wo approach the future with uncertainty, for already the forces of evil are at work to undo what has been done to ward good government. And these forces 'have accomplished something. Through them San Francisco failed to get a properly worded direct primary law, and partisanship is still a factor with which we must reckon. We of San Francisco look longingly to Los Angeles, for here you have a real direct primary law. _. "Several candidates are in the field for mayor. The Republicans have brought out a man well fitted for the place, but other* candidates are spine less and without character. The ma chine element wants McCarthy, for it McCarthy is elected history will repeat itself and San Francisco will be a wide open town in the widest sense of that word. But we are determined to pre sent as strong a front as possible for the continuance of good government. "Mayor Taylor has given us an ex cellent administration and is as good a man for the place as could haye been secured. But he has been deceived by seme of the commissions. Mayor Tay lor is so honest himself that he be lieves every one else is honest, until they are proven otherwise,, and as he is not much of a mixer he has-been im- P°ln referring to the Calhoun trial the speaker said it had been proved that eight of the ten men who voted for Cttlhoun's acquittal had been bought outright. He dwelt at some length on the graft prosecution, and paid a trib ute to the public-spirited men who had made it possible. Asks Justice to Laboring Class "The weak kneed in San Francisco say the prosecution is hurting busi ness," continued Mr. Sweeney. You all know about the earthquake and fire in San Francisco that paralyzed busi ness, and how out of that wreck the strong-hearted citizens set to work to build a new and greater city. Millions of capital have been Invested and millions more are being invested If business was suffering to any extent would that be the case? Today there are 50.000 more people in San Francisco than there were before the fire. "These arguments have little weight, but the enemy is strong. We of the. good government party want civic pur ity to prevail, but we need the moral support of all the clean papers and every decent citizen of the state Such support will help us greatly. That is why I have traveled 500 miles to talk to"i Vwant to say a word for our labor ing people. Those of you who do not to^ch shoulders will* them have been led by lying newspapers to believe all manner of things of them Give our people a fair chance. Don't believe we We are not to be con trolled by a policeman's club, but by kind words. When you become con vinced that the laboring man is a hu man being and amenable to reason like other human beings, then you will have accomplished much in the cause of good government, for 90 per cent of them want the very things you are StJust ngbefore Mr. Sweeney made his address and part of the time during his talk a petition was ' circulated among the members of the City cub Client at yesterday's meeting, asking guy Attorney Leslie R. Hewitt to again submit bis name to the people for re election to the office he holds. While Mr Hewitt has not directly refused to be a candidate to succeed himself he has given the Impression that he would not run again. - The City club hopes he will looa at the matter differently. SPECIAL YACHT RACE TODAY SAN DIEGO, Aug. Fourteen yachts will start on the special race for the Hotel del Coronado special trophy cup tomorrow, making it the most im portant event sailed on the coast for years. The entries are: The Aeolus, Butcher Boy, Columbine, Gretchen, Circe, Daisy II," Mischief 11, Mah-Pe, Nackey, Trilby. Skidoo, Wasp, Tarpon, Lady Maud. The Lady Maud will be scratched, but the time allowances of the .other boats have not yet been figured out. VETERANS FIND STRONG FRIEND CHIEF OF SONS OF VETERANS! . WILL PROBE CHARGES SITUATION AT SAWTELLE WILli BE INVESTIGATED Hon. Edgar Allen Jr. Says Flowers fotfj Hon. Edgar Allen Jr. Says Flowers fort Living Are Eetter Than for Dead —Major Cochrane Does Not Applaud "It is better to strew the paths of the living with flowers than the graves ofi the dead," said Hon. Edgar Allen, jr.,3 commander-in-chief of the Sons ofi Veterans, at a reception "given in hisH honor at the Y. M. C. A. building lastf night. A majority of those present beingj members of the Ttosecrans post of thti Sons of Veterans, which censured the. management of the Sawtelle Soldiers'* home, caught the significance of the? remark and applauded heartily. Gov ernor Cochrane of the home also was present, but did not applaud. The reception to Commander Alien! was tendered by members of Itose-I crans camp No. _ and the Sons of Vet erans of Southern California. A pro-| gram consisting of addresses and mu sical numbers was given. "Is it possible," exclaimed Com mander Allen in his address, "that the United States government does not realize the duty of showing every pos sible kindness to the aged men who defended the country in the hour of Its need?" When questioned later about the probability of his taking up the mat ter of the mistreatment of veterans at the National Soldiers' home at Saw telle, he .said that the condition of the home had been brought to his at tention, but that he was not yet In a position to make a statement re garding it. "If, after investigation, I And the rep resentations which have been made to be true, I shall leave no stone un turned to right the wrong," he said later. Judge Curtis D. Wilbur presided dur- Ing the rendering of the program. May or Alexander was to have made an address, but could not attend on "ac count of the necessity of his being at the consolidation meeting in San Pedro. Cornet solos were given by Miss Ethel Pearl Mitchell and a recitation by Miss Fanny D. Collins. Commander Allen delivered a patriotic address, in which ■he made an urgent appeal to the loyalty of the members of the or-; der for its continued support. "Some of you boys fought four years to get Into Richmond." he said. "I live in Richmond, and If you come down there now I can assure you that you will not have to fight to get in. You will find the latch string always \ out." The program was concluded by a song by Miss Grace Powell. Commander Allen left with the Los Angeles delegation on the special train of the Salt Lake railroad for the Na tional Grand Army encampment at Salt Lake, which will begin tomorrow. About 150' members of the Los Angeles posts of the G. A. R.. Daughters of Veterans and Sons of Veterans are in the party. The mismanagement of the local Sol diers' home will be taken before the convention and the members nf the Los Angeles delegation are armed with a formidable array of documentary evi dence, which they claim substantiates their charges. I SUSPECTED THIEF CRUELLY TORTURED FARMERS HANG MAN WHILE DOCTOR WATCHES PULSE Story of Barbarous Treatment Causes Arrest of Eight Who Are Alleged to Have Attacked Stranger SPARTA, Wis., Aug. ".--Details of cruelty to an old man suspected as a thief were brought out In a trial here yesterday. Accused of robbing An drew Johnson, a farmer, of his purse containing $73, Frank Allen was tor tured almost to death at Cataract, Wis.. July 12. He was hanged to the rafters of a barn by a crowd of John son's friends. Eight men were arrested, two of whom arc physicians, and seven are now being tried for the crime. They are Andrew Johnson, Edward May field, Frank Young, Dr. Hedron, An drew Baumele, Ernest Mengel and Frank Masterson. Dr. Wilbur Davis was discharged yesterday and went on the stand for the state. He told the story of the torture. According to his story the men caught Allen near Mayfield's barn and, after beating him until his face was unrecognizable, took him Into the barn and hanged him by the neck to one of the rafters. Dr. Hedron took his pulse and when his physical condition required atten tion ordered that he be let down for a brief rest. He was hanged in this manner three times, the last time be- lng- lowered unconscious. After being with difficulty brought back to life, he was taken to the river to be ducked. Near the river the miss ing pocket book was found. The mob then turned Allen over to a Justice of the peace, who ordered him out of town. ■» » » Kills His Cousin ROSEBURG, Ore., Aug. 7.— Oak Creek, ten miles east of Roseburg, to day, Charles Hendrlckson, about -5 years old. shot and instantly killed his cousin, Ida Erickson, aged -0, because she refused to marry him. Going 100 yards from her home, Hendrlckson turned the revolver on himself with fatal effect. Emperor William Meets Czar KIEL, Aug. 7.— Emperor Nicholas of Russia, who is returning from Cowes on board the Imperial yacht Standart, did not reach Kiel until nearly 10 o'clock tonight, the passage of the Russian fleet through the canal having been de layed by fog. He was met here by Em peror William. Enterprising Firms; of Los Angeles ■ These Firms Are Glad to Show Goods or Answer Inquiries Greater Los Angeles Is the Biggest Industrial and Commercial Center on the Pacific Coast. 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