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OIL DEAL RESULTS IN FRAUD CHARGE ELK CONSOLIDATED SOLD TO WHITE STAR STOCKHOLDERS SEEK TO HAVE DEEDS SET ASIDE Claim Is Made That Important Bus;. ness Was Transacted at Meet. ing Attended by Only Two Men T. W. Wittier, W. E. Thornton, J. A. Henderson, lor themselves and other stockholders of the Elk Consolidated OH uompany, are plaintiffs in a suit now being tried before Judge Hutton of the superior court, in wOlcb they are endeavoring to have set aside deeds transferring the property of the com pany to the White Star Oil company. Besides the two oil qompajilos, ihe defendants named in the suit arc Rich ard Arnez, W. W. Martin, J. B. Frith, C. E. Ingulls, Q. L. Holton, William M. Jacobson, 11. D. Kraus, E> C. Arnea and W. H. Fuller, several Of whom, it is alleged, conspired to defraud the stockholders of their holdings in the Elk company. The latter company wus organized in Arizona, with its nominal place of business at Phoenix, while its actual business transactions ard carried on in Los ..ngeles and Santa, Paula, Ven tura county. Two Attend Arizona -Meeting In February, 1909, it fs) claimed by the complaining stockholders, Richard Aftnez and W. H. Fuller, president and secyetary respectively of (the Elk com pany, held a meeting as directors in Phoknix, representing in :/)erson 253,(i"2 share\s of the capital stool; of the cor poration and 525,050 share*-; by proxy. It was understood only (ordinary bus iness v*as to be transa< ted, say the plaintiffs, but they add the two men | voted to accept a proposition for the [ sale of the company's pro) >erty in Ven tura county to E. C. Arn'z for $20,000, the latter also to assun le the com pany's deVts. E. C. AM ez. it is ex plained, is Richard Arnez? wife. March 1 the property was turned over to the White St ir company. I Arnez, Martin, Fuller, Ja4 obson, Kraus and Theodore E. Scjireiber being named as directors of the new cor poration. It was provided that stockholders in the old company should receive shares in the White Star equafl to the number held by them at the tiime of the trans fer, and if they refused to accept stock; in the new corporation their stock would be taken up at the rate of one cent a share. The complaining stockholders con tend their stock is wisr<th 25 cents a share and that the property transferred to the White Star company is worth $400,000. On May 4 they made a formal protest and demanded a reconveyance of the property, the transaction, they say, being: carried through for the pur pose of defrauding therm. They are seeking to bring about this reconveyance in the suilt trial of which WU begun yesterday, and in addition they demand damages in the sum of ?17a,655. WILL CASE RESUMED ■ Tvial of the contest over the will left by the late William Riley was resumed in Judge Conrey's court yesterday aftir ■•in interval of three days. A number of witnesses were called b(y the defense to testify that Rlley In his late years was to all appearances sound of mind. The trial probably will last throughout this week. EDWARDS IS HELD B. F. Edwards, charged with ob taining property from D. F. Doran by false representations in November, ivas held to answer to the superior court after a preliminary hearing be fore Justice Ling yesterday. Edwards was unable to give bonds of $3000 a,nd went to jail. Quick Relief of Itching Eczema Was Surprising — Inflammation Reduced in a Few Hours and Cure Soon Followed — Boy's Torture Had Been Intense for Years — Friend's Child Had Eczema, Too. MOTHER TELLSIibW CUTICURA CURED BOTH "When my boy was 6 years old he suffered terribly with c-rzema. He could neither sit still nor lie quietly in bed, for the itching was dreadful. He would Irritate spots by scratching ■with his nails and that only made them ■worse. A doctor treated him and we tried almost everything, but the ec zema seemed to spread. It started in a small place on the lower extrem ities and spread lor two years until it very nearly covered the back part of his leg to the knee. "Finally I got Cutieura Soap, Cuti eura Ointment and Cutieura Pilis and gave them according to directions. I used them in the morning' and that evening, before I put my boy to betl, 1 used them again, and the improvement even in those few hours was surpris ing, the Inflammation seemed to i much lese. I used two boxes of Cuti eura Ointment, the same of the Pills and the Soap and my boy was cured. My son is now in his seventeenth year and he has never had a return of the eczema. "I took care of a friend's child that had eczema on its face and limbs and I used the Cutieura Soap and Ointment. They acted on the child just as they did on my son and it has never re turned. 1 would recommend the Cuti eura Remedies to anyone." Mrs. A. J. Cochran, 1823 Columbia Aye., Phila delphia, Pa., Oct. 20. 1909. FOR SKIN HUMORS Torturing, disfiguring patches of hu mor on the skin, scalp or hands are instantly relieved and speedily cured, In the majority of cases, by warm baths with Cuticura Soap and gentle anointings of Cuticura Ointment. For eczemas, rashes, Itchings, irritations, Inflammations, dandruff, dry, thin and falling hair, for sanative, antiseptic cleansing and all purposes of the toilet, these pure, sweet, gentle emollients are unrivaled. ' i Cutlcara Soap (26c) to cleanse the akin Cuticura Ointment (50c) to heal the akin, and i Cuticura Resolvent (Miet (or in the form of Chocolate Coated Pilla, 25c per vial of 60) to purify the blood, are sold through out the world. Potter Drug & Chemical Corporation, sole proprietors, 135 Colum hUH avenue, I Boston, Mays. Mailed free, 32-page Cuticura book, a complete guide to the treatment of akin and i the acalp. . ' Eastern Drapery Expert Is Secured by Department Store WAV. MILLS, a former resident of Portland, well known in • California, reached Los An geles yesterday, where he will assume the management of the drapery de partment of Barker Brothers' depart ment store. Mr. Mills is one of the best known drapery experts In the United Sti and promises many innovations for the decorative department of the bid -I.to. He is a prominent member of B. p. O, E. and was welcomed by sev eral members of the friternity on his News of the Courts BETTING GIVEN AS CAUSE FOR DIVORCE MRS. H. STEINMAN SAYS HER FORTUNE WAS LOST Sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars Re. ceived from Estate Frittered Away on Horses at Arcadia The squandering by her husband of $20,000 in the belting ring at Arcadia race track and his later desertion of her brought Mrs. Henrietta Steinman into the divorce court yesterday seek ing a legal separation from Ellas M. Steinman. Steinman formerly was, employed by the Los Angeles Gas and Electric company. He deserted his wife, according to her story, about a year ago. While living together Mrs. Steinman said she received $20,000 from the estate of a deceased relative in the east and placed the money in a ■afety deposit box. In some way, she stated, Sttinman obtained access to the box and withdrew the money in small sums until it was all gone. AH the money, said the wife, had been placed on the horses at Arcad.a. The case was submitted to Judge House;-. Comes Home to Face Suit Because Nellie B. Ferguson, the al leged corespondent in the divorce suit of Carrie L. Dack against her hus band, David C. Dack, reached Los Angeles from Honolulu Monday only a partial hearing of the divorce pro ceedings was had yesterday. The Dacks were married in 1905. Mrs. Dack accuses her husband of miscon duct, naming Mrs. Ferguson as core spondent. A month or more ago, she said, Dark and Mrs. Ferguson went on a trip to Honolulu, returning Monday. The case was continued two weeks in or der that Mrs. Dack's attorneys may have an opportunity to serve papers in the suit on the husband and his supposed affinity. Eight Divorces Granted Eight decrees of divorce were grant ed in the divorce court yesterday. This is the largest number granted any one day since the trials of divorce cases were first given to Judge Hous er November 1. The decrees granted were as follows: Annie N. Kenney from Benjamin Kenney, Nathaniel McAllister from Elizabeth C. McAllister, Helen De For est from A. L. De Forest, Nellie O. Brossan from Thomas Brossan, Louisa Hudson from Ale Hudson, May D. Hawkins from N. M. Hawkins, Ida M. Dunell from W. P. Dunell and D. E. Smith from Anna F. Smith. The following suits were filed: El mer S. Emerich against Lydia Kmer lch, Clifford J. Thompson' ai Belle Thompson, Leah C. Holler against Phillips Boiler and Nellie E. Neale against J. H. Neale. ROWELL STILL ABSENT A continuance until February in was ordered by Judge Davis yesterday in the two cases against Elmer i-. Roweli, who disappeared three weeks ago, an hour before the time set fur bis tr al on two chaises of swindling in a m.n ing transaction. When the cases ■were called yesterday there was no response from Kowell. As the twenty days in which the cow t may revoke the order forfeiting Bowell's bail has expired the county will, it is expected, now pro ceed to collect the $2600 ball money from the sureties, Warren Mrs. M. Mia tear. VETERAN REFERS TO CHAFFEE The only person in the city to whom I can refer for information as to my previous u,nmi character i* Gton. A. R. Chaffee," said Frank F. Delisser, when he pleaded guilty in Judge Willis' court yesterday to a charge of passing tx fictitious check for $2E December 27 ' ier is an old vi'iciiin. 11" ■■ with (,'haffee in the Geronlmu camp iiyn twentj -ii\<' year! ii^", be .said, when Chaffee was an officer in the Sixth cavalry. Judge Willis continued the time for sentence until today. LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, .JANUARY 5, 1010. W. W. MILLS arrival yesterday, Mr. Hill's desire to live in Southern California dates back years, when after a number of trying ezpi riencea in stormbound regions in a tour of the country he reached Los Angeles. In stepping out of the howl ins blasts of the north and middle west Into the sunshine of the Angel city he firmly resolved to make his borne in the southland. Numerous efforts to re move to Los Angeles were blocked until he suddenly found himself in a position to accept the offer of Barker ; 1 Irot hi i s. IMPERIAL VALLEY LAND FRAUD CASES RESUMED Defendant Whose Illness Caused Con. tinuance of Suits Is Able to Appear at Court The trial of the Imperial valley land j fraud cases In the United States dis- i trfet court, which were continued on account of the illness of Frank M. Chaplin, one o£ the defendants, was ■ resumed yesterday morning. Although Chaplin has not entirely recovered from illness, he was consld- ! erably Improved and able to appear In j court. Dr. N. B. Glasgow, a dentist of San Bernardino, testified regarding his connection with the alleged purchase of the Louis C. Greenland entry. It is claimed by the prosecution the claims were sold before the entry was filed in tile land office. Dr. Glasgow identified several checks Introduced in evidence as the ones which were paid in con nection with the land transaction. Paul H. McPherrln, another defend ant, is said to have acted as a no tary public in connection with the fil ing of the claims. Cross-examination of the several witnesses occupied the greater part of the afternoon. MANY APPEAR IN COURT TO PLEAD TO CHARGES Man Accused of Passing Fictitious Check to Be Tried in February William Wright pleaded not guilty in Judge Willis 1 court yesterday to a charge of passing a fictitious check for $6.50 October 14. His trial was set down for February 3. A. Hernandez pleaded not guilty to a of assault with a deadly weap on, and will be tried February 4. A plea of guilty was made by L. White, colored, charged with bur glary, and he will be sentenced today. O. F. Babcock, charged with mis treating Mecca Beyler, a young girl, pleaded not guilty. He will be tried January 24. In Judge Davis' court Charles Berg er pleaded not guilty to a charge of assaulting George Austin with Intent to murder. The case was continued one week to be set for trial. Frank Wilson pleaded not guilty to a charge of bigamy and will be tried March 4. +-—■ INCORPORATIONS The following articles of incorpora tion were filed In the county clerk's office yesterdaj : Reliance Building and Realty com pany— Capital, $25,000. Directors: C. F. McDonald, W. J. Anderson and R. H. \Viila;d. Success t Oil company—Capital, $50,000. Directors: R, W. Kenny, George W. Walk.'.. W. H. Berry, Edwaid E. Bush and C. J. Berry. Pinus Medicine company—Cap:tal, Slut:.000. Dree tors: H. F. Edsnll, Eli»a -beth C. Edsall and John P. Newell. Ducor Orange Grove company—Capi ta!. 5120.000. Directors: E. A. Bennett, B. F. Klliott, L, C. Rice, B. W. Killian and W. Earl Fiynn. FILES INJUNCTION SUIT An injunction suit to compel the Arrowhead Hot Spring! company to carry out an alleged agreement with the Arrowhead Spring! Water com pany was filed in the superior court nlay by the latter company. The water company claims an agreement whereby "" springs company waa to furnish .i certain e^iantlty of water daily was entered into June 33, 1909, but that the water supply was later cut off. CIVIL CASES INCREASE Prom January I, 1909, to Dec. 31. 1909, there were tiled in the county clerk's office 6316 civil caaea. During the same period in 1908 the number of cases filed was 5933, showing an increase for the year just ended of 583 cases. Avaatgoo Ceflebrattfion 1 m&u nnftxiS 1 'Arrow Theater On Broadway, at the south front of our | JMT ft. LIBAMZfi'fI I On the Fifth Floor, in our ARROW building you should see our Aviation window • | \3\Z^rf K7v%^^nt^f H THEATER, see the moving pictures of the with five working model*. On the Fourth R ** PLACE TOyTRADE § first international Flying Machine contest Floor see the Curtfc. Flying Machine. It's 1 riWlfmil, '.Mil MIi^MIIIMIfIIM.IIHUIII . and the four-foot model of Tolliver air about .your last chance to see it here. Broadway, Eighth and Hill Streets ship which actually flies abovo the audience. It's a successful sale based on fact. We 're taking our .inventory now. Our fiscal year ends on February first. We find it unnecessary to tell you on every occasion of the honesty of our ads. YOU know that they are honest. YOU know that every bargain—every item of any kind listed on this or any other page published by Hamburger's— is absolute, bona fide truth, and you can rely equally well on the statement that there are scores and scores more unadvertised items in our departments and on the bargrin tables. ''-'■- ' " ... i - Meif|_Coat| EVERY MA 9SI .Bag Offernmi^ an SWEATERS > « n it m * I MHTSHAIS i 11 (111 llil dlllM II Regular MCE Extra , $150 ! I : — I f2andS3*]m Special == I= j ML*([\\ A ff> p ' A <Tl ft M&~ Values w r^ A V wJi w mJ' VMi \ir r^ m They come in the popular Exceptionally fine lot cor- M M soft sjapes-fedora, tele duroy ribbed wool yarn /If Marked at /$ scoe' f°ur"f nt a"d trOOP" sweaters in gray, trimmed | /€SU : $15 nr Over dLSU 1 "' , \- T fl! ™" in red or blue. Popular" L "^P ° ° POrted Fren, ch feltS J" coat style with two pockets i without reservation /^CIT I bl^!»d*^ 8Ipfaw3 and large pearl h^on, % |||-|i or ex \ ception , in . &\ff |f leather sweats and Lake advantage of this spe- tj B_grfl H J . \m| H H cial sale. Main Floor. ? a " eluded this sate ___" jf silk hands. — " Pre-Inventory Sale M Pre-Inventory Sale \ Pre-Inventory Sale M Pre-Inventory Sale LACE CURTAINS I Rockers" ; I } Picture I. FINE RUGS just in. a* * iandChairs I Frames ■ I Not carpet d! -A Best lot of % ■ I ~~ ! Is a m p les' 3) a curtains I CC/IR I Made to Order | remnants *X | ever sold at I shQl^rO We have a fine lot of mould- I k °' l"' 1"'." .' mll . t this price. 54 ins. | I V**"** . ings that we want to consider- I but fresh mm' |- wide by 2J and 3 j H Quarter sawed golden ably reduce at thoroughly low § ster and Wilton yards long. JSlb I oak mission finish or ma- prices. You'll find surprising H velvet, 27 by 60 At Vr ' double' fl hogany. Lots of patterns. values here; you'll also find ;a ¥' and 27 by 54 in. V * ° " ——■ H Comfortable, substantial ft man that knows picture fram- H rues Oriental ===== thread net cen | chairs that would ordi . ing from A toZ .-. Select 1 - nd - flora , deB , ters with neat ft^ narilv sell for at least a vM/ from our enormous, reason- A . j• . _ scroll or Grecian borders. ■( third more. Plain or W ably priced, artistic stock. f>" Sood colorings. Reg. White or Arabian. 3d floor, f fancy. _ 3d Floor, f ?!•?« and $1./5 value: Pre-Inventory Sale M Pre-Inventory Sale M Pre-Inventory Sale WOMEN'S $4.00 PINK W WOMEN'S $3.50, $4.00 AND $5.00 ¥ MEN'S $3.50 PATENT AND BLUE CALF 1 SHOES. OXFORDS AND PUMPS | LEATHER AND VELOUR STYLISH PUMPS • I ~"~ I CALh bmtb $2.50 —$2.85— > $2.65 This is an opportunity such 1 Vici kid button or lace shoes, patent leather shoes, bronze | These are made with welt as you'll not very often get fj button shoes with cloth tops, and Oxfords and pumps in pat- I] ed soles and the assortment The yse pumps in yhigh coLs I ent leather. ALSO I -prisesgl £»^£ Z Tresenlt^stS I. Foster's $6 and $7 Sample (d^ © g . 4 original pr:,e. food styles Get yours now, while the f §hoeS and OxfordS . . . cjs^O©(D> I *£$£? "*" STYLES price is low. I v ~ ... f • ' N^Sv^^ii 100 pCoKoToKoDloeer Sets \^^:<^y\ %S- They're Regularly Worth $20 , • rs^S^^^w .S^W >^^~l?y WW^^K Best American por- /p «1 /Ov Decor a t c d with celain in new Ra" c®IJ\LJ/ gold lines and Dres- FRONT OF HOUSE IS SAWED OFF TO MAKE WAY FOR THOROUGHFARE When Raphael N. Nachmias Returns Home He Finds Place Look. ing Like a Stage Setting When Raphael N. NacbmUn returned to his home on San Pedro street, be tween Kcijuena and Jackson streets, yesterday he found the entire front of the house sawed off and the front walla lying vii the lawn, and the interior of the place exposed to the curious gaze Of passera by. Then he hurried to the office of Deputy District Attorney Har ry Alexander at the police station, .mil asked for a complaint against a firm of contractors. Nachmias owns his home in that sec tion of the street which recently was ordered widened. He obtained a per mit to move his house back the re quired distance in his yard, but delayed doing the work. Yesterday the contractors In charge of the work reached Nafhmias' place. No one was at home, so the contractors did not waste time. They had no outfit for moving the house, and as the struc ture wan about six feet over the line the workmen sawed off the front of the house until the building cleared the new street. N lelnnlas appeared at what once was his cozy home and found the front view like that of a house on the stage. All the furnishings w«re exposed to the view of the curious, and the building was not fit for habitation. Nachmias wanted a complaint against the contractors for malicious mischief. Alexander learned that the complain ant had been notilied to move the house and had been allowed ample timer As the time limit expired Monday, the complaint was denied. MESERVE SAYS CHARGES FOR SPRAYING ARE FAIR County Horticultural Commissioner Explains Cost of Eradicating Insects A. R. Meserve, county horticultural commissioner, stated yesterday that he is now causing the inspection of all tiees throughout the county and serv ing notices on owners to eradicate scale or insects wherever discovered. A fumigating plant and spraying out tit, says the commissioner, has been Installed in Los Angeles, whereby per sons not able to do the work them .silves may have It done at « nominal expense. Fumigating will be applied to citrus trees; spraying to other fruit and shade trees. Referring to the complaints that bro- sht the workings of the horticul tural commission to the attention of the grand jury, Mr. Meserve says the prevalent idea that the cost of spray ing and fumigating is extortionate is erroneous. The cost of spraying, he adds, is from :!5 to "5 cents for fruit trees; 50 cents to $2 for st.ade trees, and fumigating citrus trees from 35 cents to $1.50 a tree, the prices varying according to the size of the trees. KERR WINS SUIT A verdict in favor of the defendants was returned by a jury in Judgo Bord well's court yesterday in the suit of Louise Kerr against H. O. Comsto** and H. Lawrence for $3105 on account of personal injuries sustained by the plaintiff as the result *of eating a chicken sandwich in the Comstock and Lawrence cafe at Arcadia, in Feb ruary. The verdict was in accordance with Instruction! given the Jury by J udgf Bordwell, You can buy It, perhaps at many places, but there's on* BEST plage to buy It-ana th»» place advertises. Per JHg 4||: Per Week Wl I! Week Not Much, Yet— This small sum paid weekly will enable you to wear the kind of clothes you want. You'll never miss the dollar a week, but you'll get lots of satisfaction from wearing stylish clothes. Our dignified credit plan is used by thou sands of men and women who have found it an easy and pleasant way to solve the clothes question. And our credit prices are lower than cash stores ask. So why not come in today and get that suit or coat?