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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 /$&
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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.
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/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.
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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.
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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.

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