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THE CITY
Strangers are Invited to visit the exhibits
of California products at the chamber 01
Oommerco building, on Broadway. »">«; een
First and Second streets, where free infor
mation will be given on all »übject« pertain
ing to this section.
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one furnishing evidence that will lead to tno
arrest and conviction of any person caught
stealing copies of Ths Herald from the
iwemUes of. our patrons.
Membership In the Los Ang«les Realty !
board [ 3 a virtual guarantee of reliability.
Provision Is made for arbitration of any
illffercnces between members and their Cli
ents. Accurate Information on realty mat
ters is obtainable from them. Valuations
by a competent committee. Directory or
member? free at the office of Herbert Bur
dett, secretary. 525 Security building.
Phone Broadway 1596.
The Legal Aid society, at 233 North Main
street, Is a charitable organization main
tained top the purpose of aiding In l«f»l
matters those unable to employ counsel, The
society needs financial assistance ana seeks
information regarding worthy cases. I'non*
Home F51'03; Main 8366.
The Herald, like every other newspaper, ts
misrepresented at times, particularly In
<-nses Involving hotels, theaters, etc. The
I'Ubllc will please take notice that every
i»presenratlve of this paper Is equipped with
the proper credentials, and more particu
larly equipped with money with whinli to
pay Till blltV THE ITKRAr.D
AROUND TOWN
San Luis Obispo Merchant Here
M. D. Tognazzlni, a wealthy merchant
of San Luis Obispo, ami his wife wore
arrivals at the Angelus hotel last night.
Plead Guilty to Speeding
J. A. Berryinan and H. Glassell
pleaded guilty in Police Judge Rose's
court yesterday to charges of violat
ing the speed ordinance and were lined
$25 each.
To Install Officers
A point installation of the offlcers
elect of Stanton post, G. A. 11., and
Stanton corps, W. R. C, will take place
in Blnnchard hall Friday evening at
7:30 o'clock.
Bible Institute Reopens
The Bible institute opened its new
term yesterday afternoon. Mark Leo
and Rev. J. R. Pratt of New York will
deliver lectures In the first two weeks'
course of the institute.
Chinese Pays Fine
Wong Sing, a Chinese, pleaded guil
ty in police court yesterday to a charge
if cruelty to animals and was sen
tenced to pay a fine of $10 or serve
ten'days in the city Jail. Wong paid.
Greek Goes to Jail
Angelo Sanotopoli, a Greek, pleaded
guilty in Police Judge Rose's, court
yesterday to a charge of displaying a
revolver In a public place and was
sentenced to pay a fine of $10 or serve
ten days in the city jail.
Guilty of Creating Disturbance „
F. Girard pleaded guilty in police
court yesterday to creating a distur
bance in a restaurant on West Fifth
street, and was sentenced by Police
Judge Hose to pay a fine of $5 or
serve five days in .the city Jail.
Historical Society Meets
The Historical society of Los An
■ greles met last night in the assembly
hall of the University of Southern Cali
fornia. Reading of historical papers
constituted the program and the se
curing of new rooms also was dis
cussed.
Conducts Evangelistic Service*
The evangelistic services conducted
by Dr. J. Q. A. Henry in Glendale are
attracting large congregations each
night. Prof. P. P. Bilhorn, who will
tour the Orient with Dr. Henry as the
singing evangelist of the party, is now
ill in Chicago.
Boosters' Day Observed
Boosters' day called forth a lively and
enthusiastic assemblage at the weekly
luncheon of the Federation club yes
terday in the club rooms. Nathan
Newby, the president, presided and
three minute boosting speeches were
made by members of the club and
others.
Improvement Association Formed
The semi-monthly meeting of the
North, Northeast and Northwest Im
provement association will be held this
I afternoon at 4 o'clock in the chamber
o* commerce committee room. All
persons owning property In these sec
tions of the city are urged to be pre
sent. ,
\ged Man Dies
David C. Evans, 90 years old, died
late yesterday afternoon at the homo
of his son, 1124 Fedora street. Mr. Ev
■ ins with his wife, who survives him,
l:ame to California a little more than a
»-ear ago from Minnesota. The funeral
■vill be delayed until Monday for the
■ rrival of relatives from Mexico. Burial
Bill be In Rosedale cemetery.
Bauper Certificates Gain Release
B»A. J. McDonnell, Manuel Barrios and
iwith his wife, who survives sen
e to California a little more than a
■ ago from Minnesota. The funeral
be delayed until Monday for the
val of relatives from Mexico. Burial
be in Rosedale cemetery.
per Certificates Gain Release
J. McDonnell, Manuel Barrios and
ibles Gonzales, who were sen
>3iced by Judge Wellborn of the
"IBiitea States district court to serve
antence of 60 days or pay a fine
SH'JIOO each, have been released from
§9 county jail by having the 90 days
■vrJR' have lived In confinement ap-
CTflfl on their sentence. Both men filed
>er certificates.
ifc,*OMMOP«TE PASSENGERS
WITH NEW MOTOR TRAIN
Increase in Traffic Causes Southern
Pacific to Improve Service Be.
tween Local Points
Owing to the Increase in traffic be.
tween San Fernando and Los Angeles
and between here and Santa Ana, the
Southern Pacific Kailroad company
lias been forced to put on a new train
to run between these places. The
train, which was put on Tuesday, is
a motor, and is capable of maintaining
a speed of from fifty to sixty miles
.an hour. Tho train leaves San Fer
■ nando at 7:40 in the morning and
reaches Los Angeles at 8:40. It leaves
Los Angeles for Santa Ana at 11:15
and arrives there at 12:30. Returning,
the train leaves Santa Ana at 1 and
arrives in Los Angeles at 2:15. Leaves
Los Angeles for San Fernando at 5
and arrives there at 0.
The train stops at all local points,
and is convenient to those living in
the suburbs around Los Angeles.
REV, MR. SHEETS RESIGNS
After a three months' pastorate at
the Boyle Heights Methodist Episco
pal church, Rev. F. D. Sheets has
iisked the official board of that church
1o allow him to return to tha east.
Rev. Dr. W. B. Tilroe, pastor of the
McCabe Memorial church of HydQ
Park, Chicago, will' exchange pas
torates with Rev. Mr. Sheets if the
bishops of the two conferences agree,
and Dr. Tilroo will come to the local
church, There has been considerable
diigeniion In the Byole Helfhta
church for several years. When mm
last night Rev. Mr. Sheets refused to
make any statement as to the reasons
at his early departure.
Municipal Affairs
LAW ON DRAINS
MAY BE RtVISED
ASSESSMENT PLAN LOOKS
GOOD TO COUNCIL
Conference Between Board of Public
Works and Council Sewer
Committee Is to Be
Soon Held
The board of public works will ask
the new council to reverse what it con
siders a mistaken policy adopted by
the old council, that of building no
storm drains by assessment of the
property owners benefited, but only
by bonds or from the general tax levy.
A conference will be arranged be
tween the board oC public works and
tho sewer committee of the council
sometime this week when the matter
will be discussed, and some policy more
beneficial for the city will bo out
lined.
Scarcely a week passes but what
the city engineer reports to the board
the urgent necessity for a storm drain
in some part of the city, but there Is
no method of financing thuse projects.
If they cannot be constructed at the
cost of the property owners in the
drainage district, It will be hard to
find funds at any timo to build these
sewers.
While the old council left the new
with some money to do business, this
money must be used for other purposes
than storm drains and it Is considered
out vi the question to issue bonds for
this purpose with the Owens river,
the power development and the har
bor bonds before the people.
The heavy storms of the past few
days have further shown the necessity
for storm drains in several districts
of the city. The city engineer report
ed two urgent cases to the board of
public works yesterday.
One of these is in Eleventh street,
west of Vermont. During the rains,
Eleventh street, in this district, is
impassable and there constantly Is a
stream of water running through the
glitters with offensive stagnant pools
that are a meance to the health of
the community. Another badly flood
ed district that has no natural drain
age is In the vicinity of Avenue Nino
teen and Humboldt street.
The engineer rinds many cases where
the majority of tho property owners
are willing to pay their share of the
cost of a storm drain but, under the
policy of the old council, it was im
possible to Institute proceedings under
the Vrooman act.
Assessments for storm drains are
never large. The drain itself is not
nearly as expensive as surfacing a
street and the district assessed em
braces the entire, drainage area that
furnishes the water and In this way
the cost is distributed among a large
number of property owners. The most
expensive sewer proposed last year did
not cost more than $35 per 50 foot lot
in tho places where the assessments
were highest.
« ■ »
SUPPLY COMMITTEE
TO HAVE RIGID RULES
All Requests Must Bear Signatures
of Heads of the Depart,
ments or the Commis
sion Governing
The supply committee of the new
council, composed of Williams, An
drews and Plant, held its first meeting
yesterday. More than twenty requi
sitions were disapproved and returned
to the departments from which they
emanated with the demand that they
be first approved by the heads of the
department or the commission govern
ing tho department.
Notice has been served on all rte
pnVtments that every requisition sub
mitted for the consideration of the sup
ply committee must first have the f-lpr
nnture of the governing body. This
means that the police commission must
make requisitions and not the chief
of police, that the fire commission
must do the same thing instead of tlio
fire chief, and through all departments
of the city tills system must prevail.
The matter of a municipal store
house where supplies that the city
constantly uses can be kept after being
purchased In large qunntitios was dis
cussed by the committee, and Coun
cilman Andrews voiced the sentiment
of the committee when he said:
"It is absurd that the city should
not have such a storeroom."
The committee will recommend to
the council that some action be taken
for the establishment of such a store
room. The old council appropriated
$5000 for this purpose, but failed to do
anything more about it.
WILL CONSIDER VETO
The streets and boulevards commit
tee of the new council will meet Fri
day morning at 9 o'clock, when it Will
take up the matter of the mayor's veto
of the ordinance providing for cheap
street improvements in ipeclal caioa.
It is conceded the committee will re
port that the mayor's veto be sustained.
but a number of interested property
owners will be present to try to induce
the committee to look favorably on the
passage of tho ordinance.
TO IMPROVE STREET
The board of public works yesterday
instructed the city engineer to begin
new proceedings for the widening of
Fourth street, from Third and Ala
meda to Boyle avenue. This improve
ment has been on the city engineer's
books for several years.
MUNICIPAL BAND CONCERT
The municipal band of Los Angeles
will play in Central park at 2:30 o'clock
this afternoon. The program will be as
follows:
Maxim march from "The Mcvry Wid
ow" (r.ohar): two Hungarian dames
(Brahms); "Cherry" intermezzo (Al
bert); piccolo solo. "Sylvia Scherzo"
George Cann (LeThlere); rtnljan sons.
"La Ookmdrlna" (Spradell); "Light
Cavalry" overture (Suppo); "Salut
d'Amour" (Elsrar): melodies from "II
Trovntore" (Verdi)- Mexican dance,
"Horai 4e Melanoholla" (Anon.); Amer
ican sketch. "By the Swanee River"
(Myddleton).
Eat at the Angolus grill.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 0, 1010.
SQUARE DEAL DEMANDED
FROM CITY CONTRACTORS
Inspector Humphreys Wants Time
Limit Fixed on Work for City
as Well as for Others
If tho board of public works follows
the advice of W. M. Humphreys, in
spector of public works, contractors
who do work for the city will be
brought up with a round turn and
made to deal as fairly with the city as
they do with private persons. Mr.
Humphreys wants a time limit fixed
in the contracts when the work ;;rieei
fied shall be completed and the con
tractors forced to finish their work
in that time.
The dilatory tactics employed
contractors on street improvements
has become exasperating to the prop
erty owners who must pay for the
work and to tho board of public works,
which must hear tho complaints of the ;
dissatisfied property owners. It haa
been the plan for contractors to take
a Vrooman act job, begin the work,
and then take their teams and men
to some private job, letting the city
work wait for such odd moments as
they crfn Hud,
While a time for finishing tho work i
always has been {specified, the con- j
tractor has been wont to go before the |
board of public works and have tho I
time extended, pleading that he has
been unable to finish tho job because
of rain, or giving some other excuse.
But Mr. Humphreys would havo the
board adopt the policy of giving no
further time extensions. He would
have the contract fix a reasonable time
for the completion of the work and
the contractor be compelled to do his
work within that time. He made this
recommendation to the hoard yester
day, but there are some legal ques
tions involved and the board referred
the matter to the city attorney.
GRAND JURY SUMMONS
MAYOR AND COUNCIL
Investigation of Conditions in City
Jail Believed to Be in
. Progress
A summoning of Mayor Alexander
and members of the city council to
the grand jury room yesterday indi
cated that the investigating body will
make a thorough Inquiry into the work
ings of the police station, receiving
hospital and city jail.
Neither the mayor nor the members
of the cmnetl would say anything re
garding their visit to the jury room
and the purors were also uncommuni-
cative.
After a conference lasting more than
an hour, the grand Jurors arid their
visitors mad<J an inspection, of the
county jail.
SEARCH FOR MISSING
GIRL PROVES IN VAIN
Florence Bryan Disappeared from
Home of Foster Parents Two
Weeks Ago
Despite the efforts of the Los An
geles police, who were asked tv assist
in searching for Florence Bryan, 15
years old, who disappeared from her
home in San Pasqual avenue, Gar
vanza, December 21. no trace of the
girl has been found.
The girl is the adopted daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Bryan, and was
taken from an orphan asylum in
Pasadena when she was three weeks
old.
The girl is described as having light
brown hair and gTay eyes. She is
slender and when last seen was wear
ing a navy blue coat, skirt and velvet
hat.
MILLS FUNERAL TRAIN
STARTS EAST FRIDAY
California Pioneer and Millionaire
Will Be Laid to Rest in New
York—Flags at Half Mast
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. s.—The body
of Darius O. Mills, the aged financier
who died suddenly of heart failure on
Monday night, will be taken to New
York Friday night in a special train,
lollowing a simple funeral ceremony.
Mrs. Whltelaw Reid and Ogden Mills
and his wife will accompany the body.
Ogden Mills will arrive at tho Millbrae
home Thursday night. Unless his com
ing causes some unexpected alteration,
the funeral ceremonies at the home will
be held Friday afternoon, Key. D. W.
N. Gallway assisting Bishop W. Ford
Nichols in conducting the services.
A special train will be sent from San
Francisco to Mlilbrue to carry those
attending. Many Mass wore at half
mast in this city today.
NEW MEXICO DEPUTY
DEALT MORTAL WOUND
Attempt to Arrest Man at Corona,
Who Had Barricaded Himself
in House, Ends Fatally
i
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Jan. 5.—
Deputy Sheriff McAdams lies mortally
wounded at Alamo Gordo, N. M., as tho
result of an unsuccessful attempt to
arrest a man named Trapp at Corona
last night.
Trapp barricaded himself in his
house, and when McAdams attempted
to force his way in Trapp shot him.
A posse was organized, but when it
reached the Trapp house Trapp and hiH
family had disappeared.
DIET OF MATCH HEADS
CLAIMS SECOND VICTIM
Oakland Baby Munches Tops of Par.
lor Matches and Dies in Agony.
Similar Case Saturday
OAK.J-.AND, Cal., Jan. s.~The pois
onous heads of parlor, matches cluimed
Its second infantile victim within
the past week iv this city today when
little 2-year-old Viola Brown, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. F. il. Brown, died
early tliis morning after eating tho
heads off a bunch uf matches.
Tho babe secured the matches while
alone in the room, and died s.viral
hours later in agony. On Saturday
last Frances Bishop, a 2-year-old child,
met a like fata.
News of the Courts
CLEARS DOCKET
OF MANY CASES
RECORD IS MADE IN JUDGE;
WILLIS' COURT
W. C. Carpenter, Former Partner of
Forger Warmington, Changes His
Plea to Guilty and Will Ask
for Probation
With two jury trials, the final dis
po Ition of a like number of cases and
the temporary disposition- of seven
others, a record was made in Judge
Willis' court yesterday.
The surprise of the day came when
W. C. Carpenter, who has been in the
county Jail several months awaiting
trial on a charge of forgery, withdraw
a pica of not guilty and pleaded guilty
tn a charge of forgery. Carpenter
arroßted with A. E. Warnflngton, iwu
■ervlng seven years in San Quentln for
issuing a number of forged mortgages. !
and li'iili men were jointly accused with
the offense to which Carpenter pleaded
guilty yesterday. This was the forgery
of a mortgage made by Mary Louise
Btelger to E. G. Connor in February.
1909, and the transfer of the forged pa
per to W. D. Osgood for a considera
tion. Carpenter's attorneys, John
rdaley and F. F. Pratt, applied for
probation and hearing on this matter
was continued until December. 17.
Prank C. Maitland, who was charged |
with assault with a deadly weapon be
cause he ran amuck with c razor on
the docks at San Pedro December 13,
led guilty to simple assault and
was sent to the county jail for six ■
months. Maitland had with him ref
erences from the secretary of the navy
and said he had only a short time ago
left the service.
Luis Gonzalez pleaded guilty to a
charge of passing a fictitious check for
5250 on the Lankershim hotel, and will
be sentenced Friday. Probation was
applied for in his case.
J. R. Joyce and Fred Murray pleaded
guilty to burglary charges and will be
sentenced today, while L. White will
be sentenced January 12 for a similar
offense. Joseph Fleming pleaded not
guilty to a charge of mis-treating a
young woman, after promising to
marry her, and his trial was set for
February 7.
A jury in the forenoon returned a
verdict of simple assault in the case
of Ramon Ardais, charged with a'
graver offense. He will be sentenced
Friday. In the afternoon a jury found
Angel Ybarra not guilty of petty lar
ceny after prior conviction.
INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT
ORDINANCE IS VALID
Police Court Judgment Affirmed in
Case of Man Found Guilty
of Conducting Planing
Mill
The validity of the city's industrial
district ordinance was sustained yes
terday in a decision rendered by Judge
Wilbur of the superior court affirming
the judgment of the police court, where
J. H. Hess was found guilty and sen
tenced because he conducted a planing
mill at Highland Park, near Avenue
Sixty, Marmion Way and the right
of way of the Santa Fe railway.
Hess' trial was held in police court
in September, 1808, and following the
verdict and sentence, the case was ap
pealed, Hess contending the ordinance
was unconstitutional as it deprived
persons of their property without due
process of law.
In his decision. Judge Wilbur says,
among other things:
"The business complained of seems
to be clearly within the police power
of the city. Very few would care to
live adjoining a planing mill, and if
every man owning a town lot has an
absolutely constitutional right to es
tablish a planing mill thereon, a right
which cannot be controlled by either
city or state authorities, then there
resides within the power of every man
In the city the opportunity to depopu
lated his neighbor' ood."
♦ • *
GAS COMPANY MUST PAY
ARTIST JUDSON DAMAGES
Plant in Arroyo Seco Declared a
Nuisance in Sustaining Decision
of Supreme Court
The decision of Judge Bordwell of the
superior court rendered August 21, 1907,
in which he held the California Coke
and Gas company's plant near the
Arroyo Seco was a nuisance and en
joined the company from further main
taining or conducting its plant at that
point, was affirmed by the supremo
court yesterday, William 1,. Judson,
an artist, who brought the injuni t.on
suit against the gal company, will re
ceive $750, the amount demanded by]
him as damages on account of th 9
proximity of the gas plant to his home
and the discomfort incident thereto.
Judson, whose home is on the banks
of tho Arroyo Seco and 900 feet from
the gas plant, tiled his suit In January,
1806.
In its decision the supreme court, j
among other things, says:
"It is clear from the evidence of the
gas company's own witnesses that tha
plant is operated with the least p<>h
siblo amount of escaping smoke, fumei
;iini gases. When so operated it has'
been a nuisance; therefore any conduct
of the processes of the manufacture
for which the plant is equipped would |
but repeat the injury and annoyance
to Judson."
. The injunction order of Judge Bord
well, the court says, is therefore not
too broad, as It might be if applied to
some factory in which the injurious
effects complained of might be pie
vented without abating the operation
of the works entirely.
MOTHER APPOINTED GUARDIAN
Judge Rlvcs yesterday appointed Car
rie T. Cameron guardian of the estate
of her son, Adrian E. Ciimoron, a minor,
for the purpose of handling the $75 000
in property, tlio son's share of the es
tate left by his late father, Frank J.
Cameront a wealthy lumberman.
WILL IS FILED
The will of Percy ft, Wilson was
f.led for probate yesterday. Half his
pjop«rty is left to the widow, the re
mainder bofng divided, share and
share alike, among other members of
the family.
SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS
JUDGE WILBUR'S DECISION
I Life Sentence Imposed on Robber
Will Begin as Soon as Papers
Are Ready
The supreme court yesterday denied
a hcarins In the case of T. J. CtarWOOd,
convicted in the superior court Mveral
months ago of robbery and lentenci d
by Judfre Wilbur to life imprisonment
at San Quentin.
Garwood's case was taken to the ap
pellate court, where the lentenci
i Wilbur was affirmed, and tho
supreme court was then aattad to re
view the proceedings of the lower
court. The information that tills re
quest was denied was received yoster
cUiy. fiarwood will be taken to the
penitentiary when I commitment is
received from the higher court.
POETIC READINGS
CAUSE OF DIVORCE
Woman Testifies That Husband
Kicked Her Out of Bed on
Hearing Some Original
Verses
Because Hilda Young read some of
her own poetry to her husband, John
Voting, ho kicked her out of bed, aci
cording to the story of Mrs. Toung
in the divorce court yesterday.
Young asked for and was granted a
decree of divorce on the ground of
cruelty. She was married to SToung In
j Shawnee county, Kan., eitfht years
ago.
"He was a very unapprceiative man,'
especially of the beauties of my poe- ;
try." said Mrs. Young. "One morning
j 1 betan reading some of my lines, but
before I could reach the second verse
he kicked ma out of bed."
Other decrees granted were Effle L.
Morrison from M. A. Morrison and
P.. D. Stevenson from Cora A. Stev
enson.
The greater portion of the time in l
the divorce court was taken up with
the hearing of the annulment suit of
Janet S. McKeever against Myron L.
McKeever. Mrs. McKeever stated she
Was married to McKeever at Hot,
Springs, S. D., Novemoer 11, 1908, the,
day after McKeever procured a di-'
vorce from a former wife. Two days
later the first wife had the divorce
decree set aside, claiming she had
not been served with the papers. The ■
aecond wife's suit for annulment is
| based on the ground that MeKeever i
still has a wife living from whom he
is not divorced. The hearing was con- '
tlnued until Friday, when McKeever j
is expected to be in court to give tes
timony.
The following suits for divorce \
iiled: Lemuel H. Pierson against Har
riet .VI. Pierson, Frank H. Snodgrass ;
against Ollie W. Snodgrass, Grace E. j
Howard against Charles E. Howard,
Alta L^. D. Provost against Fredric W. I
Provost, May E. D. Forrest against
Eugene R. Forrest and Pauline C.
Carstens against Peter Carstens.
JUSTICE MUST DECIDE IF
KISSING IS BATTERY
Owner of Flats Arrested on Warrant
Sworn to by Young
Tenant
The question whether or not kissing
constitutes battery was submitted to
Justice Ling yesterday after the trial
of John Trumbull on a charge of bat
tery preferred by Mrs. ktta B. Isabell.
Trumbull is a ilat owner of Haw
thorne. He is 58 years old. Mrs. Isa
bell, who is' 22, is one of his tenants.
"He camo to my flat December 16
and told me he wanted me to take
another suite of rooms," said Mrs. Isa
bell. While examining a clothes closet
in one of the rooms, Mrs. Isabell said
Trumbull placed his hands on her
shoulders in a fatherly manner and she
told him to "get out."
"In the kitchen a few moments later
he put his arm around my neck, kissed
me on the forehead and rubbed his old
cheek on my face." testified the com
plaining witness.
Trumbull denied everyone of the
young woman's statements, declaring
the purpose of the proceedings was to
force him to reduce the r nt for his
flats. Justice Ling took the case under
advisement.
SETTLE OUT OF COURT
A settlement out of court wan reached
yesterday i.. the damage suit of E. S.
Williams against t" c Los Angeles Oas
and Electric company on account of
Injuries sustained by Williams in the
gas explosion which wrecked the Cres
saty restaurunt, 114 West Second street,
Fe' i.ary 13, 1907. In a trial of the
suit two years ago, a jury awarded
Williams $20,000, and tlie gas company
appealed, securing; a reversal of the
ludgment.
BALDWIN PROPERTY SOLD
The sale of twelve pieces of prop
erty belonging to the Baldwin estate
was reported to Judge Rives of the
probate court yesterday. The total
amount received from these sales was
$55,637.45. Judge Rives authorized H.
A. Unruh, administrator of the Bald
win estate, to take up- a mortgage of
190,000 on the Fallen Leaf ranch at
Lake Tahoe, held by the Merchants'
Trust company of San Francisco.
—, -O-*-*. —i
REWARD Oi-FER WITHDRAWN
No word was received at the ihariff't
office yesterday concerning the where
abouts of E. E. Rowell, the missing at
torney wanted in Judge Davis' court to
answer to charges of obtaining money
by false representation. Warren Wil
son, llowell's brother-in-law and one of
his bondsmen, notified the sheriff ■
terday that the offer by him of a re
ward of $250 for Howell's arrest had
been withdrawn.
•—-•
LANDIS IS HELD
I. R. Landis, charged with obtaining
money from George W. Wnsem by false
pretenses In a mining transaction,
held to answer to the superior court by
Justice Ling yesterday. Landis' bonds
were fixed at $3000 which he was unable
to give and he was taken to the coun
ty jail.
COURT DENIES APPEAL
Judgo Shaw, acting chief Justice of
the appellate court, has denied the
appeal for another trial made by F. J.
Gorwood, whom the superior court of
Los Angeles had convicted of robbery
alleged to have been committed in this
city. .
U'« «* «asy to »«■■<•"■<• a Bargain in a mea
tutomobll*. through want advertising-, as II
■••a to tw— and »tlil la—to aacura a bora*
and carrlatr.
219-229 S. Broadway ________ 224-228 So. Hill St.
Plenty of sheets and pillow cases at the old prices; no advance.
FIRST-CLASS BEDDING
IS INEXPENSIVE
Nq need to tell a woman what values lie here. Our very
choicest bedding, as well as the sorts that sell for l«es money
(vet of sterling quality, in their class) are obtainable at very,
very attractive special price?:
Blankets may be bought for as little as $2.00
These are full size, of course. Others at intermediate
prices up to the very finest sorts we carry.
Colored blankets specially priced at $2 and $3.50 pair
Silk comforts of the best qualities, specially priced at
$11 to $30-00
Cotton comforts at prices beginning with $1.25
An Undermuslin Sale That
Deserves Your Patronage
The first three days of the sale have gone off splendidly—
the rest will be even better, for women will spread the news
to their neighbors and we're ready with fresh, full counters
of perfect, snowy undermuslins at prices as attractive as the
goods themselves:
Women whose need is for separate garments —drawers,
corset covers, skirts, chemises or gowns—will find them
in plenty of diversity, both as to trimming and as to size
range; those who prefer combination garments will find
a bewilderingly pretty array from which to choose, and
prices run about as follows:
Corset covers and drawers beginning at 25c
Gowns beginning at • • s°c
Skirts and combinations beginning at $1-00
Made-to-Measure Suits
Three special offers from the Tailoring-to-Order Section,
which should interest women who like to choose their own
materials and style of making:
OFFER I—From imported all wool novelty serge suit
ings, in dark, medium and lighter colors, we will make
suits of newest style, coats lined with Skinner's ratin,
complete to measure, for only $35.00
OFFER 2—Wide wale diagonal suitings in raisin, grays,
green, brown, tan and like shades—the most favored win
ter and early spring weave—from these we will make
suits complete, Skinner's satin linings, for $40.00
OFFER 3—From black, blue, brown or green serges,
some of them imported, we will make suits complete,
lining coats with Skinner's satin, guaranteeing every de
tail of cut and finish, for only $42.50
MODEL SUITS AT $48.50
We have some twelve different models of spring styles
in made-up suits, designed originally to act as models;
these come in sizes 36 to 40 ; and will be sold as they are
to customers who wish to obtain their suits at once for
the low price of $48.50
\mi - Coulter Dry Goods Co. —-
PORTER HEIR SUES FOR
ACCOUNTING OF FUNDS
Alleges Guardian and Officers of
Company Have Diverted $50,000 of
to Own Use
Fred L. Boruff, Kate C. Boruff, wid
ow of the late George K. Porter, and
J. E. Pearce, officers and directors of
the George K. Porter company, were
yesterday mane defendants in a suit
filed in the superior court >n behalf
of 13 t\ Porter, jr.. in which it is al
leged the three defendants have mis
managed the affairs of the company
and diverted $50,000 of its funds.
Porter's Interest in the concern, it
is said is large and his affairs have
been handled by Kate C. Boruff, his
lagally appointed guardian.
In this capacity, it is alleged, she
has acted in collusion with Fred L.
Boruff to divert the funds of the com
pany to their own use.
Acting as plaint'ffs in Porter's behalf
are the Los Angeles Trust and Savings
bank and J. H. Denis, another guar
dian, recently appointed. In the suit
k the court to restrain the three
officers of the Porter company from
disposing of any of its assests, demand
an accounting and pray for the re
moval of the directors.
THANKS JUDGE FOR
PRISON SENTENCE
Former Convict Asks Court to Send
Him Back Again for
Own Good
Frederick F. Delisser, a veteran o£
Indian campaigns, pleaded with Judga
Willis >>f the criminal court yesterday
to Bend him to the penitentiary, lie
had served one term In San Quentin,
be said, and a second prison experi
ence he believed, would benefit him by
curing him of the drink habit. He
was given three yean at Folsom.
Dellssor pleader guilty Tuesday to a
charge of passing a fictitious check
worth $25 December 2?
"I paMed the check while I was
drunk and after I had spent about $70
in saloons," he said yesterday.
Dollsser thanked the court when the
■entenoe of three years at Folson was
imposed. He claims to have served
with Gen. Adna R. Chaffee In the
Sixth U. S. cavalry during the cam
paign against Gerontmo, 25 years ago.
TRUSTEES CANNOT SELL
KEATING ESTATE LANDS
Judge Decides Heirs Must Handle
Own. Property According to
Terms of Will
Judg^ Rives of the probate court
yesterday decided there can be no gale
by the trustees of the property be
longing to the estate of the late An
drew J. W. Kuating, and that, as the
youngest child, Edward Keating, at
tained his majority December 21, the
property m-st now be divided among
the heire according to the terms of
the Keating will.
Judge Rives hold* that after Deeem
bur 21 the trust lapsed, and the next
stop is for the trustees, B. R. Mc-
Dowell and A. W. McPherson, to ren
der an accounting within fifteen, days.
BREAKING OF ENGINE
COSTS COMPANY $369,000
Each Minute Illinois Steel Plant Is
Idle Causes Loss of $40, Is
Estimate
CHICAGO, Jan. s.—The bursting of
a pin in the driving wheel of the fin
ishing engine in the rail mill of the
Illinois Steel company at South Chi
cago Saturday last cost the company
just $369,000.
The officers of the company, it is
said, estimate that evsry minute that
the rail mills were idle represented a
loss to them of $40.
The big engine "ran away" when the
pin broke at 2:15 Saturday afternoon.
The damage will not be repaired until
next Monday.
Excepting Sundnyß, the mill runs
twenty-four hours " a day. Figuring
9J20 minutes as the elapsed time in
which the mill mill be idle, the cost
foots up to $369,000.
ROUGH PASSAGE MADE
BY STEAMER CAIRNSTRATH
Voyage from Mediterrarean Ports to
Boston Replete with Accident*
to Boat
BOSTON, Jan. s.—lt was a rough
road that the steamer Cairnstrath
traveled in her long voyage acrcss
the Atlantic from Mediterranean ports,
which has just ended at this port.
Twice she v.aa forced to replenish her
coal bunkers from island ports of St.
Michaels and Bermuda. She lost deck
fittings and ventilators, had a bridge
smashed, and her rails torn away, and
at one time had IGO tons ef water in
her forepeak.
She met an icy gale early yesterday
which covered her with Ice, «o that
she seems like an animated berg a.s
she lies at her dock here today.
RESORT BWEPT BY FIRE
CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa., Jan. C—For
the third time in as many years, this
summer resort was swept by a seriouß
fire today. A majority of the larger
buildings were destroyed, entailings a
loss estimated at $50,000. The origin Is
not known.
INCORPORATIONS
The following articles of incorpora
tion wore filed in the county clerk's
office yesterday:
Bungalow Land improvement com
pany, capital, $15,000: directors, S. T.
Kldridgc, Charles S. Mann, foster M.
Prico.
Union Ten company of California,
capital, $25,000: directors, M. E. Miller,
C. B. Klein, J. M. Hutclilsoi-.
BEOWN'S
Bronchial Troches
Save the voice In aU kinde of weather. Singe™ and
public speaker, find them Invaluable le» clearing tk.
voice. There la nothing ao effective for Sore Throat,
Ho»«ene» and Cougha. Fifty rearr-reputation.
Price, 25 cent., 50 cent* and $ 1.00 pet box.
Samples mailed on request. !
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