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Stop a Moment and Think A piano is but a small expense compared with the joy, the in fluence and the education it means to your children and family. Here Is an Opportunity for You—Great and Good Piano Bargains. All the Splendid Pianos in Our Clean-up Sale Now on ' Will Surely Interest You Here Is a %Partial —Which One for You? Every Piano an Absolute Bargain /$& All Have Keen L'Bed, hut AH Are in line Con- " _/sffiar~fefrfri_ ditluil. AM SgK CIIICKEBINO Sp» /AAV &f STEINWAX S2«O VOME MSB JfIBHW m/T KKANICII « bach *■;<><> »_ _ ExuH WT iiM.Lnv *' DAVIS $100 -Jffi||g3EmpHEH3Bl|B y|K M /\ sends a piano to your home—s6 to $10 monthly pays the WJ" IMb balance. There can be no excuse why your boy or girl • ire nil or wife should not have the advantages and refining in- J. \J ■ fluence that a piano always brings to the home. i " . . SEE THESE SPLENDID BARGAINS. flksJ? 332- 554 S.BROADWAY. V /\ "Poor Brown's Family /£*JfS§t&. What will they do now that he is sick and with /AJSJH»\ out a dollar ahead?" ■ v • ' / I(Rh \ This is a question often asked and one that's / \ mighty hard for those that have to face it. / W\ ffSl KB \ ' Y°u can I'''nt this situation in your home by / lll<s'^l \ depositing here a small part of your salary. ' Wff\ Jr*W \ Think It over. Merchants Bank & Trust Co. 207-09-11 SOUTH BROADWAY Verdugo Canyon Tract DAYLIGHT BURGLAR STILL KEEPS BUSY Same Methods Are Observed in the Handiwork of tho Man Who Robs Homes of Aviation Enthusiasts Many small daylight burglaries have been committed during the afternoons while families are visiting the aviation grounds since the opening of Aviation week. From the methods employed in entering the homes through rear doors with the aid of a pass key and, the skill and agility used, the police say that they are confident that one man is responsible for the many t daylight burglaries committee recently. The residence of F. L. Dwire, 9.42 South Vermont avenue, was entered yesterday afternoon through a rear door while the family were at the avia tion grounds and a small quantity of jewelry stolen. The means of entering the house and its ransacking was the same as those employed In many of the other daylight burglaries, the house having been systematically - searched, from the dining room to the bed rooms upstairs, with a precision and dispatch that betokened an old hand at the game. W. J. Burtrand, 946 Lake street, re ported to the police the pillaging of his home Wednesday afternoon. The methods of the "daylight" burglar were again in evidence. The police are puzzled by the fact that the burglar moves about like a phantom, leaving no clew with which to work on'and entering and leaving the premises of his victims without be ing seen. .'.-...' V , NIGHT SCHOOL IS BURNED SACRAMENTO, Jan. 13.—Fire of an unknown origin early this morning to taly destroyed the large two-story frame building at Ninth and M streets occupied a.s the free night school and formerly the Sacramento high school. The structure was built about thirty five years ago. Mrs. E. McTiernan and her son, William McTiernan, who slept in the upper part of the build ing, had narrow escapes from death. TELEGRAPHERS MAKE DEMANDS CINCINNATI, Jan. . 13.—A commit tee representing the telegraph oper ators of the Baltimore & Ohio South western railroad formally presented their demands" for a new working schedule to H. M. Brimson, general su perintendent of the road, here today. Tin operators demand an increase of "2 per cent in wages, a ten-hour work- Ing day and other concessions. Fllllll'iF^^^ tITPn f THP/^ Reversible FSfl OIJrUJLI 1 \J Windows \ ' lE! W/ fx^L- M Cost a little more at first, but the whole cost is saved I W^W/'^'^kM' Im in a litUe" iml) - Can be washed from the inside. ltfiJ3fiijflhj^-7^ Also r:liil<! up ami down. Used by leading contractors 2nHL» SmSl . HirorjTO SCKKKN AND SASH CO.T^l^tiC ) UWNUBBOmBBm KulDO u:ii-a8 maple avij. MuiH 1806 i T~| HE picturesque Verdugo Canyon, one mile from Glendale. Lots one-half to three acres, rolling ground, liveoaks, ■=3 sycamore trees, running water aid parks, the most beautiful spot in Los Ange les County for suburban homes. See it ml you will be convince!. Arrangements can be made at the office. Jno. A; Pirtle Phone A 7191 401 Union Trust Building BOYS ROUTED FROM BEDS FOR STEALING Theft of 300 Pairs of Skates Traced to ''Newsies," Who Are Taken from Homes to Prison Barefooted and thinly clad, shivering from their contact with the cold night air, six little newet>oys x from the ISast Side, charged with the theft of more than 300 skates from the old Panor ama skating rink in South Main street, were hustled from the police patrol that had carted them from their homes into the central police station last night and booked by the desk sergeant alohg with a dozen "drunks." The boys are Mike Barbershof, 141! South Utaji street, 10 years old; Alec Halovopow, 10 years old, 143 South Utah street; Gabriel Korbyeff, 7 years old, 134 South Utah street; Efen Shee bin, 13 years old, 112 South Utah street; Gabriel Voronin, 12 years old, 164 North Anderson street, and James Beyovoff, 9 years old, 147 North An derson street. The boys are the sons of families of the Russian colony, sturdy little fellows who speak good English and help support their fam ilies by selling daily papers. They _are accused of making a midnight raid Wednesday on the skating rink and carrying away more than 300 skates, which yesterday they scattered broad cast throughout the city by selling them to other newsboys for 65 cents a pair. This led to the boys' undoing, for the police soon traced the skates to the "newsies" and as a conse quence late last night they were routed,' ohe by one, out of bed by Pa trolman Owens, despite the frightened protests of their parents, many of whom, unlike their sons, caimot speak English, and hauled to the central po lice station. FATHER WINS HIS BOY SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13.—Judge Thomas Graham of the superior court hore was called upon to display the wisdom of Solomon today when five relatives of Charles Jackson, a crip pled boy, applied for separate letters of guardianship of the child. The father finally was victorious over a mother, a stepfather, an aunt and a grandmother. RETIRED SURGEON DIES NAPLES, Jan. 13.—A. M. Moore, sur geon in the United States navy retired, died here today of pneumonia. At the time of his retirement in the summer of 1893 he was surgeon of the navy yard at Mare Island, California. LOS ANGELES HERALD FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1910. FORTINCATION SITE SECURED OWNERS AGREE TO SELL 101 ACRES TO GOVERNMENT LOCATION NEAR POINT FIRMIN TO COST $249,000 Credit Belongs to President of Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for Closing Deal for San Pedro Project Fortifications for San Pedro harbor were assured yosterdsfy when William G. Kerckhoff and George A. Peck agreed to sell to the United States gov ernment 101 acres of land near Point Pinnln 10r'5249,000. This is the culmi nation of a project undertaken by the Los Augeleß chamber of commerce about eight years ago and which be came one of the pet projects of Capt. A. A. Pries while he was stationed at Los Angeles as the government engi neer in charge of the harbor work at San Pedro. Sine* Captain Fries left Lieutenant Leeds, who succeeded him, has Cham pioned the fortifications matter with enthusiasm, and he is the one who will make the final transaction. As soon as the department of justice is satisfied with trie title to t"he land the money will be paid to Messrs. Kerckhofl and Peck by Lieutenant Leeds, and the government will then boj in a position to go to work immedi ately to construct the fortifications. It-is estimated that $3,00u,000 will be expended in the construction of the San Pedro fortifications, and Senator Flint and Congressman McLachlan will ask congress to appropriate this amount of money. Securing the land appeared to be the foundation on which to raise the hope that San Pedro harbor would be for tified. Some time ago $250,000 was ap propriated by the government to pur chase the necessary land and the 101 acres held by' Kerckhoff and Peck seemed to be the most suitable spot. But at first Kerckhoff and Peck re fused to sell the land for the amount appropriated by the government, hold- Ing it at a much higher price. Booth Influences Deal When it finally looked as though Los Angeles would not get its fortifications President Taft personally asked Willis H. Booth, president of the Los An geles chamber of commerce, to use his best endeavors to secure Uie property at the price the government has agreed to pay. Mr. Booth took a deep inter est in the matter, and Lieutenant Leeds gives him great credit for hav ing accomplished the happy result. Mr. Booth declares that Messrs. Kerckhoff and Peck showed much public spirit when the matter was presented to them properly and readily consented to accept $249,000, or $1000 less than the appropriation. The land has a frontage on the ocean and on the Harbor and is considered by engineers as an ideal site for fortifi cations. Although the plans in detail for tho fortifications have not been made public, it being against the pol icy of 'the government to announce specific plans of this kind in advance, it is known that it is contemplated to establish five or six big guns, none less than ten Inches, in addition to mines and mortars. A garrison of five com panies of coast artillery also is con templated. There will be the necessary barracks for theae five companies, quarters for a full quota of officers and the necessary quartermaster, commis sary and administration buildings. "I have heard it said tho building of these fortifications will depreciate property values in the vicinity," said Lieutenant Leeds yesterday. "But I cannot believe this is so. The govern ment intends to spend $3,000,000 on 100 acres, and that should make a good deal of a showing. Will Be Beauty Spot "The fortifications the government is building in these later years are really beauty spots. The grounds will be parked and planted with (lowers and shrubbery and tho grimness will be entirely removed." W. H. Booth, who has been largely instrumental in securing the land for the fortifications, said yesterday lie considered this projeTt one of the most important ever undertaken and brought to a successful conclusion by the cham ber of commerce. The land on which the fortifications will be established is described as fol lows ; "Starting from the- intersection of the west side of Helena street prolonged with the north boundary of Pec k's park northward along Helena street' to the northeast corner of block 72; thence northwest along north line of blocks 72, 71, 70 and 69 a distance of four blocks; thenco southwest along the easterly side of a street at right angles thereto a distance of two blocks; thence southeast along the northerly side of the street a distance of one block; thence southwest along the easterly line of that street to high water mark; thence following south easterly along high-water mark to a point opposite the intersection of the north boundary of Peck's park, pro longed westerly, with the top of the blufr, thence along north boundary of Peck's park to point of beginning. Also lots 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 of block 4, and lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, ID, "16 and 17 in block 5 of licna Harbor Heights tract." MAY ANSWER OLD CHARGE JACKSON, Cal., Jan. 13.— H. B. Knowles, alias J. N. Hadget, who .killed at least one man in Eldorado county and who was indicted in Texas for perjury and freed on a technicality, may be brought to Eldorado to answer the charge of murder. The crime was committed fifteen years ago, and Knowles has been chased all over the country, going as far as Alaska to elude the officers. The officers claim he has a number, of crimes to answer-.for. ROBBERS AGAIN ACTIVE SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13.—Four robbers, believed to be the same men who are rsponslble for a number of saloon holdups, entered a Market street resort last night and secured $4 from the till. A short time afterward two masked thugs appeared at another sa loon in that neighborhood and ordered the proprietor, Gus Shedler, to throw up his hands. Shedler tired several shots at the men, who iled. 'DAVID GARRICK' TO BE GIVEN BY READER Leonard G. Nattkemper to Give First Dramatic Recital in Los Angeles at the Y. M. C. A. A drcvnatic rendering of T. W. Rob ertson's comedy, "David Garrick," will be given at the Y. M. C. A. auditorium this evening, by Leonard G. ! Natt kemper. . This will be the first time Mr. Nattkemper has appeared In' dramatic recital in Los Angeles, but his presen tation of "David Garrick" has been very favorably commented on in the east. .' For two years he appeared frequently In connection with the De Pauw uni versity glee club, and on the lyceum platform. He is said to be especially gifted as an Impersonator, and to give an unusually sympathetic and intelli gent interpretation of the play, partic ularly of the character of David Gar rick. NATIONAL BANKS HOLD ELECTION OF OFFICERS Financial Institutions in Los Angeles and Long Beach Make but Few Changes . The annual meeting of the stock holders of tlie Security Savings bank was held yesterday. The following di rectors and officers were elected: Directors —J. F. Sartorl, Maurice S. Hellman, John E. Pla«er, Charles H. Toll, W. D. Longyear, J. H. Shank land, H. W. O'Melveny, T. E. Newlln, J. A., Graves, W. D. Woolwine, W. H. Holllday, William H. Allen, jr., Hen derson Hayward. Officers—J. F. Sartori, president; M. S. Hellman, vice president; John K. Plater, vice president; Charles H. Tall, vice president; W. D. Longyear, cash ier and secretary; T. Q. Hall, assistant cashier; C. W.^Vilson, assitsant cash ier: W. M. Caswell, assistant secretary; J. H. Griffin, assistant secretary. H. J. Steve was elected cashier of the National Bank of Commerce; H. M. Coffin, assistant cashier. New directors for the United States National bank are Horace O. Smith and Carroll Allen. These officers of the German-Amer ican bank have been elected: M., N. A very, president; W. E. McVay and J. D. Radford, vice presidents; W. S. Bartlett, chairman of the board of di rectors; J. F. Andrews, cashier, and R. P. Hillman, assistant cashier. Mr. Bartlett, who retired as presi dent a^ter having been the chief ex ecutive head of the institution for twelve years, will soon start out on a tour of the world and will be absent six months. Mr. Bartlett retains his interest in the bank and will be active in its management as chairman of the board of directors. The First National bank stockhold ers at Long Beach elected seven di rectors, as follows, the number being reduced from eleven: p. M. Cate, John E. Daly, Charles R. Drake, J. E. Fishburn, R. D. Judking, H. S. McKee and R. S. Oakford. Mr. Judkins suc ceeds C. .A. Green, who is cashier of the Merchants National bank, Los An geles. The Long Beach Savings Bank and Trust company elected these directors: Ooorge H. Bixby, Jotham Bixby, Llew ellyn Bixby, J. T. Cullen, T. L. De- Coudres, P. E. Hatch, I. W. Hellman, S. E. Kennedy, John A. Lamb, A. Mc- Dermont, W. M. Raymond. William Schilling, F. C, Yeomans, J.. T. Or chard, J. W. Tucker. The only change was the election of Mr. Orchard to take the place of C. F. Vandewater. Officers elected were: George H. Bix by, president; P. E. Hatch, first vice president; F. C. Yeomans, second Vied president; J. W. Tucker, secretary and cashier; E. C. Denio, attorney. POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS WILL PRESENT A PLAY "Mother Goose," Dancing'and Whist Compose Entertainment Planned for Friends of Pupils Members of the senior A class of Polytechnic high school will present "Mother Goose and Her Family" in the school auditorium tonight at an enter tainment and dance in honor of the senior B class and members of the fac ulty. Those who do not care to dance will find whist tables at their disposal, and the dancing will be in the gym nasium. The auditorium will be decorated in the class colors, champagne and wine, and the school colors, blue and gold. Following is the cast for the Mother Goose* play: Little Miss Muffet, Ruth Sidey; Con trary Mary, Veda Ebert; Jack Spratt, Walter Gihnan; Mrs. Bpratt, Blanche Easton; Mary and her lamb, Helen Curl; Jack-be-nimble, Harry Wood; Old Mother Hubbard, Effle Wheeler; Peter White, William Pole; Little Girl Who Had a Curl, Louise Kohleimeyer; Polly Flinders, Rose MeGonlgle; Three Men in. a Tub, Edward Gnldrina Ed ward Jarrott and Ned Franklin. ENGINEER KILLED, AND THREE OTHERS INJURED Fatal Wreck Occurs on Oregon Short Line When Passenger Train Crashes Into Freight BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 13.—Engineer William Busteed of Boise was killed. Fireman Victor C. Eggers seriously scalded and two passengers painfully, though not fatally, injured as the re sult of a wreck at Arcadia, Ore.; on tb« Oregon Short Line, yesterday evening. West-bound passenger No. 402 crushed into west-bound extra freight train No. 904 us the latter was backing from the main line into the siding where It had been ordered to wait until the passenger had passed. Several freight cars and the engine, baggage car and one coach were tinned over. The dead engineer wai driving the passenger locomotive and was caught under it. SCHIPP RESIGNS HIGH POSITIONS NOTED FINANCIER GIVES UP RAILWAY POWER SUCCEEDED ON DIRECTORATES BY KUHN AND OTHERS Famous Member of Great New York Institution Quits U. P. and S. P. Executive Comittees to Lighten Burdens [Arsoclated Press] NEW YORK, Jan. 13.—Jacob 11. 1 Schiff of the banking house of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., has resigned from the ex ecutive committees and directorates of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific companies. Mr. Schiff is succeeded on the Union Pacific board and executive committee 1 by Otto H. Kuhn of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and on the Southern Pacific ex ecutive committee and board of di rectors by Mr. Schiff's son, Mortimer L. Schiff. Mr. Schiff's retirement is said to have come from a desire on his part to lighten his business activities. Mr. SchifC also retired from the ex ecutive committee and directorate of the Oregon Short Line, where hia son alno succeeds hin. The Oregon Railroad and Naviga- > tlon company directors have elected William Mahl, the comptroller, to the vice presidency to fill the vacancy cre ated by the election of Mr. Lovett to the company's presidency. New directors chosen to the board of that company are Mortimer L. Schiff, Otto H. Kuhn, R. L. Gerry and Wil liam G. Rockefeller. These, wilh Henry C. Frlck, were ehosun to the executive committee, which was in-, creased from five members to seven, 1 Messrs. Lovett and Mahl being the two, other members. Messrs. Rockefeller and Xahn were: also added to the Oregon Short Line directorate and executive committee. I CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL STUDENTS GIVE DANCE Three Hundred Members of I. C. S. Fraternity of the World Attend Function The first annual fiance of the I. C. S. Fraternity of the World, which is com posed of students of the International Correspondence school, was held last evening in the Goldberg-Bosley as sembly rooms, corner Flower and Six teenth streets. About 300 persons were present. The committees for the dance were: Arrangement, James W. Sumner, chairman; R. G. Schroeter, vice chair man, and T. A. Jordan, treasurer; floor committee, J. T. Brown, chair man; M. Ray Costerian, D. E. Lane, E. W. Fehrensen, E. L. Smith, Hubert C. Clark, O. A. Glasgow, M. W. "White, A. E. Wehrly, L. C. Pico and J. L. Sumner; reception committee, J. W. Henderson, B. A. Hodges, A. J. Kloess, A. Dimock, L. A. Peterson, A. T. Lindstedh, R. W. Kelly, Mrs. F. L. Larkln, Mrs. L. J. Sumner, Miss E. G. Pillig, Miss. A. Matson, Miss V. Russell, Miss R. Doyle; receiving com mittee, P. E. Marks, Percival Ryan, R. A. Luffley, It. B. Blaisdell, R. R. Blakoly, G. F. Halleran, Mrs. A. F. Lindstedh, Mrs. M. W. White, Mlsi Birdie E. McKay, Miss G. L. Smith and Miss L. V. Smith; hostesses, Mrs. T. A. Jordan and Mrs. C. E. Smith; press, W. J. Schaeffle. RECOUNT OF VOTES IS SANCTIONED BY COURT Court of Appeals Dismisses Writ Ask= ing for Injunction on Contest SAX FKANCISCO, Jim. 18.— The fust district court of appeal* today dismissed the writ of prohibition ap plied for by Charles F. Conlan to pre vent a recount of the votes cast for police judge in the late municipal election here. Conlan was. declared elected by .•■„ majority of two votes, and his oppo nent, J. F. Sullivan, commenced a re count before Judge Murasky. In an effort to prevent the. contest Conlan applied to the appellate court for a writ of prohibition, alleging that he had been improperly served. The application of Thomas O'Dowd, one of the supervisors whose seat has been contested, was taken under advise ment by the court. SAYS ALTMAN TRIED TO GET HIM TO THROW BOMB Bruno Verra Declares That Accused Came to Him Three Weeks Before with Proposal CHICAGO, Jan. 13.—Vincent Altnian. win, is on trial here for the throwing of "bomb ai," which partly wrecked the central exchange of the Chicago Telephone company June 27, 1909, told Bruno Verra he was «oing to throw it, acoordlng to testimony given by the latter today. Verra is the chief wit ness for the state and the man who told the police Altman had thrown the bomfi. "Altman came to me two weeks be fore the explosion," testitled Verra. "He said he had been hired to throw three bombs into conduits belonging to the Chicago Telephone company. Ho said he would get $100 for each, and offered me half if 1 would help him." Altman was an agent for the car penters' union. WATSON, POET, SAILS HOME NEW YORK, Jan. 13.—William Wat son, the English l>oet, and his wife, sailed yesterday on the Adriatic. He did not look well and Erskine Ely, speaking for him, said he did not wish to talk. He Mad found the United States a remarkable country but had been much disappointed in some as pects of his visit. A Wonder, OPE" AT BiSo' CLOSE AT 63° January Collapsible |} ijjpjjli lll|!Q)C^^B3v Sale °f Go-cart tkaJN&mS^^^^d dermuslins —3rd Floor ■ MIFGJSSkvWJJf &fr M-!VBfiDfl& Continues Embroidered Waist Patterns Slightly Soiled at 50c Each —Fronts that are beautifully embroidered, with enough plain material to finish the waist. —Because they are slightly soiled from . being on display— away they all go today at 50c—and every one of them will wash up bright and new. Reductions of 33 1-3 to 50% on Silk Remnants y —Just because they are remnants. j —Hundreds of lengths left from the past month's busy selling. —Taffeta, Louisine, messaline, foulard, pongee, grenadine and satin represented—in almost every wanted color—Pink, light blue, lavender, black, cream included. —Half of the, lengths long enough for waists. —Others 1-2 to 16 yards long at 33 1-3% to 50% reductions. 35c Yard for Lining Silks Much Advertised at 58c Yd. —A .standard quality—a good silk that has always given sat-! isfaction for coat linings and drop skirts—Pink, light blue, gray, lavender, dahlia, navy, rose, brown, tan, green, maize and wistaria. ' . , , _ !, " —A 19-inch, 58c Silk at 35c Yard—Because, well, let the reason go. Buy the silks quickly today—save 23c yard. ' x Don't Suffer from The Easiest Running Headaches—Don't Sewing Machine, Fool with Your Eyes The New "FREE" -you have only one pair- ~™\£:^™^^£\ take care of them. Glasses st , tg of Bal] Bearlngs . may save you years of suf- —A high-grade sewing machine, fering—may save your very head and shoulders above. other oo ■ .. •*«,,»n> Free Eye high-grade sewing machines. eyeSight Itself. Free Eye _ Th e."Pree" exclusively at Bu ,_ Consultation by an Optical lock's—Buy it or^ the club plan. Specialist— 4th floor. See him Today— floor. today. ' ' ANNEX HOLLYWOOD AND BUILD SCENIC ROAD SAYS J. S. MITCHELL Manager of Hollenbeck Hotel Advo. cates Construction of Railway Line Through Moun tains to Sea Following the consolidation of Holly wood with Los Angeles, John 8. Mitch cil, manager of the Hollenbeck hotel, is advocating the construction of a scenic railway from Elysian park through Griffith park, Lookout moun tain and to the sea. Mr. Mitchell thinks the annexation of Hollywood should be the first step looking to the construction of this line. He said yesterday: •'Count mo as strong for tho annexa tion of Hollywood. It is a community of progressive, intelligent, good people of highest character- Progress lias been shown in the erection 01 numerous business blocks, the splendid homes and grounds and the solid roodl anil tine sidewalks, to say nothing of tho perfection of the railway system. The greater future of Hollywood depends largely upon ample water supply which by annexation will be provide.l by the ( Iwena river aqueduct. Hollywood is one of the pre-eminently model < ities close to Los Angeles and is really a part of mir glowing community. •'And with Hollywod in the fold of the greater city I will be warmly in favor of the construction of the scenic railway to extend from Elyslan park, through UrirtHh park, Lookout moun tain and Bungalow Land to t li- ■ sea. \ scenic railway such as could and should be built would be of immense advantage to both Los Auk. les ami Hollywood, and a trip in the oars at an elevation of 600 to luoo (eel would lie a great treat, not only to tourists from all parts of tlie world, but to our own people as well. There is no need of going to Switzerland to look at the wonders and beauties of nature. Marvelous scenic beauty exists at our very doors. It would be a good thing for members of the Los Angeles cham ber of commerce, the Merchants and Manufacturers' association, the city council and other bodies to make a tour of Europe and become personally acquainted with how things are done in loss the water, how the people plan and do things constantly to cater to nnd win the annual visits of those who want and are willing to pay for diver sions." POLICE KILL ANOTHER THUG CHICAGO, Jan. U.—Bernard Bclclt owski. an alleged holdup man, was- Shot and killed by Policeman Frank .Madden here today. The dead man and four companions are said to have attempted to hold up a pedestrian and uln-ii Madden appeared they attempted to escape. The four companions were arrested but refused to make any statements. This is the fourth al n-yed robber killed by the Chicago polite since January 1. STRIVING TO SAVE LAD'S LEG Dr. Granville MacGowan. in an effort to save the leg of Hale M. Truman, the 10-year-old son of H. M. Truman, who was Injured September 11, 1909, by being struck by an automobile, ■ will perform a second skin-grafting oper ation upon the injured member today at the county, hospital. Although the first operation was considered success ful, »much of the skin has peeled oft, making. a second^ operation necessary. Classified Ad. Section SPANIARD IN JAIL FOR CHALLENGING EMPLOYER TO FIGHT DEADLY DUEL Code of Honor Brought Into Play by Foreigner When Whittier Rancher Discharges Him Felix Barrueta Asteinza, native ef Balboa. Spain, is in the county jail be cause !'..' wanted to .settle a dispute with T. L. Sanchez, a wealthy rancher of Whittier, on the field of honor. As teinza is charged with sending a chal lenge to tight a duel, the first char*< of the kind, it is said, to bo recorded in the Los Angeles criminal courts. Asteinza came to Los Angeles sev i nil months ago and was given em ployment on Sanchez' ranch. He left the ranch on Sanchez' suggestion about. Christmas. On December 21 SanehPz received the letter from As teinza, which is made the basis of th< complaint filed in the Whittier justici court and on which he was held t< answer to the superior court by Jus lire Bills yesterday. The duel is absolutely necessary, ac cording to Asteinza, in order to furnist <i balsam for his wounded feelings Asteinza claims Sanchez sought to in jure his reputation by certain state ments. "It is nothing to me that you have riches; you are a man of miserable sentiments," he writes. "And finally, if your honor is wounded by that which I have manifested honorably and clear ly, we will both cure our wounds on the field of honor, with the arms you have at your disposition. I am sick and need to cure my heart with a ba'aam, which the hand of God shall dictate." LEAVITT SEEKS ARREST AS FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE Failing in This, Automobile Dealer Agrees to Go to Seattle When He Is Wanted There Ralph J. Leavitt, the Los Angeles automobile denier, charged with man slaughter at Seattle, made an effort through his attorneys yesterday after noon to be arrested In this city as a fugitive from justice and released, pro viding he voluntarily Kin Tendered him self, on whatever bail the court might name, in order that he might not bo taken to Seattle. As the police believe here that Leavitt is wanted more as a witness in several bribery cases at Se attle, Involving persons formerly con nected with the district attorney's of li.e of that city, they willingly agreed to lend him a helping hand, but before, action a visit was made to Deputy District Attorney MeOormlck, who no tified them that inasmuch as Leavitt was willing to surrender himself to the police he no longi r was a fugitive from justice, and therefore could not be le gally held and placed on bail. On Chief Dishman's advice he agreed to leave last night for Seattle, stopping on the way at his ranch near Goshcn, on the San Joaquin valley line. CHINA DENIES REPORT PEKING, Jan. 13.—The story origi nating in Shanghai yesterday that China had advised Hussia and Japan il would not agree to Secretary Knox'a proposal for the neutralization of the railways In Manchuria is declared, to be absolutely without basis.