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ACTORS' BALL IS BIG SUCCESS FOOTLIGHT FAVORITES DANCE AT ASSEMBLY HALL More Than One Hundred Couples on the Floor for First Number. Dick Ferris and Aeroplane Feature* Every hero and heroine of the foot lights whom Loe Angeles theatergoers Idolize, as well as many eastern stars, •were present at the actors' grand ball given last night at the Goldberg-Bos ley assembly hall, Sixteenth and Flow er streets, under the auspices of local theatrical box office attaches. Many prominent Los Angeles business men also were present and more than 100 couples were ontha floor for the first dance. As a fitting close for Aviation week nothing more appropriate could have been given, for prominent among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Fer ris and in the center of the hall was suspended a large aeroplane. Every body ducked Involuntarily when, at midnight, the airship's propeller began to whirr with a noiso> which sounded much like Aviation park. With H. C. Wyatt and Edna Good rich In the lead, the grand march be gan just at midnight. The leaders were followed by Mr. and Mrs. Louis James, who In turn were followed by Mr. and Mrs. Dick Ferris. A bund of real Indians Imported to the ei-ene from Eastlake park contributed a tru -1" western atmosphere to the ball. Later in the evening the Ferris Hart man company, which was present en masse, contributed a specialty chorus from "Wooodland." The members of the "Alaskan" company also gave a dance which was enthusiastically re ceived. Prominent among those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brewer, Mrs. Kate Mason, Ralph Demlng, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Holland, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Burnham, J. P. Hunt. J. E. Woolwine. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Boswell, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hampton. Robert Borun, Harry Borun, Mrs. E. A. Hendon. John Marks, Lou Guernsey, H. C. Wyatt, W. T. Wyatt, Mr. and Mrs. Louis James, Mr. and Mrs. Nat C. Goodwin, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Ferris, Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Hartman, Walter Fuller, Dave Kline, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Bovyer, John Bluckwood, Oapt. A. C. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Hamburger, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stone, Richard Vivian, Howard Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Drown, Ernest Crawford and D. Decker. Following are the members of the entertainment committee, under whose supervision last night's entertainment ■was given: Walter Drown, J. D. Barnes, Joe Toplltzky, Dana Hayes, Irving Sanborn, Clyde Damon, G. Dav idson, Harry Toplltzky, Herman Bab ler, W. A. Bates, C. W. Ciark, W. T. Wyatt, Lew Spaldlng, Frank Top- I litzky, Walter Hahn, Cliff Bernard and Warwick L. Home. THREE MURDERED IN A NEW YORK FLAT ' Bodies of Two Women and One Man Found, and Robbery Was Motive NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—A triple mur der was unveiled in an obscure Hat in the heart o£ New York's eiist side to day. Two women and a man were the Victims. Gagged with Bilk handkerchiefs and their heads crushed, they were left bleeding and fully dressed on the floor with a whimpering bull terrier as com panion. Robbery was the motive, or else it is another case of the Black Hand. Salvator Scalpon, a young Italian barber, his wife and a midlle-aged ■woman, believed to have been Mrs. Scalpon's mother, were the victims. Scalpon's failure to appear at his shop today resulted in the discovery of the crime. There la no clew to the slayers. HOLDS OUT NO HOPE FOR FEDERAL INSURANCE LAW Draft Advises Presidents of Companies to Try to Obtain Uniform State Legislation WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.—President Taft today, addressing the annual slon of life Insurance presidents, held out no hope for the enactment of a federal law to govern the companies., and advised the Insurance men to bend their efforts to obtain uniform legitla-: tion in the states. "The United States may not find In ■ the constitution the right to render uni form the insurance business," said 111 ■ - president. "Certainly the supreme court seems to have settled that ques tion. And your only recourse, therefore, ] Is to obtain In such common action by the states that the result will be simi lar to a single federal act controlling the business. "The only function the United States can perform is to pass a model law In the District of Columbl' ami show ■what congM^s believes tc> Do the best kind of an insurance law." LOGAN CONVICTED OF MURDER COLVILLE, Wash., Jan. 20.—James F. Logan, alias Frederick Jahns, was convicted tonight of the murder of Mrs. Agnes Jansen, his housekeeper, whose body he Is alleged to have taken Jnto the woods and cremated. Logan, according to the three physicians who examined him as to his sanity, con fessed to them that he also killed two other persons. JAPAN DECLINES PROPOSAL PEKING, Jan. 20.—Japan hus notified China informally through the Japanese legation here that Japan and RuAla •will decline the proposition of the United States for the neutralization of the Manchurian railway. Japan charges China with having been responsible for the proposal and tiius of having committed an unfriendly act to the former. REFORMS PROMISED VICTORIA. B. C, Jan. 20.—The British Columbia parliament npenpd here today. The speech from the throne presaged legislation giving re duction of taxation, pirmanent tenure of timber lands nrnl ratification of the contract with the Canadian Northern railroad to be built from Yellowhead pass to Barkley sound. Vancouver Island. Wife of Former Financial Wizard Is Working Hard to Obtain His Release C^ -f*^ y^ CCPY/jiSfiT, /Sip £,y .o-^Ci. TfvOA|pS<?<v J**^ "**— 5^ MRS. CHARLES W. MOR SE IN HER OFFICE DICTATING TO PRIVATE SECRETARY Y.M.C.A. DEBATERS TAKE UP EXPRESS BUSINESS Affirmative Upheld In Contention That It Should be Conducted by Government The "Why" club of the T. M. C. A. held an Interesting debate last night on the question, "Resolved that such express business as is now done by pri vate companies be done exclusively by the government." The affirmative side was well repre sented by Mr. Hoyt and Mr. Fleming. The negative Bide of the debate was taken by Mr. Radis, who is a splen did speaker, but who had a rather weak argument. The affirmative side won the debate by a large majority. The club has decided to accept the challenge of the U. S. C. to a debate, the subject to be decided later. There is a probability that the club will be addressed next Thursday by Frank Buren, former secretary of Senator Flint and now connected with the land office in this city, on the Aldrich tar iff measure. LARGE SUM OF MONEY SPENT NEW YORK Jan. 20.—Eight mil lion dollars was spent for the preven tion and treatment of tuberculosis in the year 1909, according to compila tions just completed by the National Tuberculosis association. Of this amount $4,250,000 was spent from pub lic moneys and the remainder from funds voluntarily contributed. Twice aa much will be spent in 1910. PAYS $10 IN PENNIES " FOR SPOILING TEETH NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—When 18-year old Ida Bollnsky was fined $10 by Mag istrate Kernochan in the Jefferson Market court yesterday for interfering with nonunion shirt waist girls, she stepped up to the clerk's desk with grim determination. "I'm going to count $10 In red pen nies right in your hand." she an nounced. "But I can't take It," protested the angry clerk. "You'll be delaying the court." "All right, then," remarked Ida. smilingly, "then I'll be going. Let me pass, please." "Come back," cried the clerk, "I'll take the pennies." There was much excitement in the courtroom while the pennies were being counted, and all business was at a standstill during the operation. Ida was lined on complaint of Jennie Wrenn. In her behalf, Mark Alter, counsel for the shirtwaist employers, said: "This defendant knocked out this complainant's false teeth, and caused her to swallow two of them. A stom ach pump was used to recover the teeth and here they are." "Stop," interrupted the magistrate, "I don't want to see them." Both factions In the strike are still at odds. There is talk, however, of compelling the employers to submit the trouble to arbitration. ANGERED WOMAN APPLIES HORSEWHIP TO MAN CARLYLE, 111.. Jan. 20.—Emll Mor loch, a fruit grower and a man of means, was horsewhipped in the pub lic square by Mrs. Bertha Kennedy Coleman and Miss Adele Kennedy. The women each applied a whip vig orously. Morloch was slashed across the face. His hat was torn to shreds. As he pushed one of the women away from him, Mrs. Coleman's husband inter fered. He struck at Morloch, but missed, falling on tba Icy pavement and sustaining a badly blacked eye and bruises. The young women are the daughters of Mrs. Flora Kennedy, who, with their assistance, until about two yeui >, , kept a private boarding house. Mor loch was one of the boarders and was looked upon with favor by the widow. Jt was reported that a wedding was possible. 1 >iit th': two drifted apart. The young women claim Morloch made unbecoming remarks about their mother. They say they will repent the whipping if necessary, Morloch threatens legal action. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 21, 1910. MRS. MORSE SEEKS TO FREE HUSBAND Aided by Former Secretary of Ice King Spouse Working Hard Circulating Petl. tions NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—Ona of the busiest women in New York la Mrs. Charles W. Morse, wife of tha former ice king who is now serving a term of fifteen years in the federal peni tentiary at Atlanta. In addition to assuming the burden of her husband's still large business interests, Mrs. Morse is circulating pe titions addressed to President. Taft inking for the pardon of the ex-ice king. Mr. Morse's counsel exhausted every resource known to bkilled legal inge nuity before giving up as hopeless the fight to save him from prison, und nothing remained but an appeal to executive clemency. Mrs. Morse has taken up her task of looking after Mr. Morse's affairs in a small, unpretentious office In the same building in which the financier engineered come of his shrewd and most successful deals. In her work she is ably assisted by Miss Kather ine Wilson, formerly confidential sec retary and stenographer to Mr. Morse. Despite Mrs, Morse's optimistic be lief that she will be able to obtain her husband's release, attorneys and oth ers who have watched the progress of the case from the beginning of the ice king's troubles, declare that It is not probable that he will be pardoned. LONDON MUSICIAN TRIES TO WARD OFF LADY LOVE Russian Countess Said to Have Been Cause of Cancelling of Engage. ments by Young Pianist LONDON, Jan. 20.—Wildly enam ored of a clever young; pianist, Magnus De Lalng, who recently has been ful filling engagements in the West End, a handsome and wealthy woman's persistent attentions have become so embarrassing that the musician has I : 1,1 the matter In the hands of his solicitor. In the personal columns of two daily papers there has appeared the following advertisement: "Will anyone who saw a clean shaven man pinned against a wall out m !.' Frascatl'B restaurant by a hand some and well dressed lady on Tues day, November 30, about midnight, communicate with Mr. Blden fittei le, solicitor, 11 St. Martins-court, West minster?" The pianist is only about 20 years of age, but he has gained considerable dl tlnctlon as a player, both In Ens land and on the continent, since he came to this country from the antl ;■. The woman is said to be a Russian countess, and it is complained that she has been pursuing the pianist with unwelcome attentions for months -. At practically every concert at which he has performed for suini> time past she has occupied a seat in the front row, and has considerably dis turbed him by her conduct. November 30, after a conceit, the young man and his mother went for supper to the Frascati restaurant. They were followed by the enamored woman, who sat at a table near them. When they left she followed them out, and in the street seized the pianist and talked to him in such a:i excited manner that a considerable crowd as sembled. The pianist's mother hailed a taxlcab and into this he got and so escaped. Subsequently the Russian kidnaped Mr. De Laing as he was going to an engagement ,at the town house of a duko in the West Knd, and drove him "round and round London" in her motor car, passionately pleading with him to elope. i Iwlng to the annoyance he has ex perienced of late the musician has canceled a number of professional en gagements. A Hint She—Wouldn't you like to smoke a clear now? Ha (radiant)— Why, yes. "Well, here's one of papa's." "Hut do you allow smoking in the house?" "Certainly not, sir!" — Yonkers Statesman. WILL MAKE NO IMMEDIATE ARRESTS IN SWOPE CASE Official Report of Examination of the Stomachs of Victims Will Be Made Next Week KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 20.—An of ficial report of the result of the exam ination of the stomachs of Col. Thomas H. and Chrisman Swope will be made either next Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning. Attorneys conducting the Inquiry into the two deaths made tliis state ment tonight after holding a confer ence with Swope heirs. "There ii absolutely no possibility of an arrest in the case before next week," eaid Prosecutor Virgil Conk ling tonight. FIND HEADLESS WOMAN CHICAGO, Jan. 20.—The decapitated and mutilated body of a young woman, Identified as that of Anna Furlong, was found In a room In a resort on West Seventeenth street today. Th^ head was missing and the police bs' lieve It was carried away by the mur derer. The woman evidently made a terrific struggle for life, as the room was found In disorder. Tlie body was clad In a night gown, cut and torn in several places. HARBOR COMMISSION MOVES The harbor commission yesterday moved Its offices from the Central building to the sixth floor of the cham ber of Commerce building. The commis sion will have two rooms In the Cham br of Commerce building for the same rent it paid for only one in the Central building. CHARGES COMMON LAW HUSBAND WITH DESERTION Requisition Papers May Be Asked to Get Former Minister in Proper Jurisdiction "WASHINGTON, Ind., Jan. 20.—Mrs. Laura Bunn Clark-Davidson has filed an affidavit with the mayor charging her common-law husband, the Itev. Elmer B. Davidson, with desertion. Davidson was formerly pastor of the First Christian church here. Miss liunn Clark, a daughter of ex-Mayor Hale Clark, confessed to her mother that fhe and the minister -had been through a form of marriage ceremony in a hotel In St. Louis several months before. The ex-mayor and the min ister had a meeting at which a re- VOlver «as flourished. Miss Clark then made public the nuptial contract, which she had locked in a vault In a local bank, together with letters from the preacher ac knowledging: her as his wife. David son left, secured a mistorate )n Can ada, drifted down the New England coast, holding revival meetings, and Is now at Piqua, Ohio. The circuit court legalized the Pt. Louis contract. When Davidson sent ;i telegram extending: the season's tings to his Washington friends the wife was atung to action. l£eu.ui sition will be anked. MAYOR OF INDIANAPOLIS APPOINTC A BODYGUARD Friend of Poor People Names Man to Stand Between Himself and Threatened Trouble INDIANAPOLIS Jan. 20.—Mayor Lew Hhunk, who was elected us the friend of the poor people, announced today the appointment of George Coftin us (pedal bodyguard and detective for his office. He proposes that Coffin .shall be always near him and shall make investigations throughout the city and report direct to him in caMl where it might be necessary for the mayor to take any action. The new mayor has been overrun by s. ikers after office since he was elected, in November, and some of the disappointed ones are very lore and hare threatened to get even. Mayor Shank construes this threat to bt something more than political and wants a guard for his person. >^ HOME 10571. BDWY.4944^* BROADWAY COR. 4TH. LOS ANGELES. Bargain Friday No. 524 Men's $10 and $/: AC Foys' $3, $3.50 $1 QC $12.50 Suits . . . •PO.I-' Hnicher Suits . . . .«P 1-**' Just odds and ends of our lines which havo become Every one of these boys' Knickerbocker gutts Ml styl- X well known at $10 and $13.60; nevertheless all tho l«h, well made and In every way $3 and $8.60 ™ suits are In good condition and of the most practical coats are double breasted, with or without belts. Flaps styles. The materials Include fancy worsteds In dark over pocket. Derby back Pants havo the full blouse arid medium shades. Splendid business suits to be over knee, which keeps the boy from wearing, them out selling at $6.45. easily. Sizes from 10 to 17 years. Friday feature In Boys' Department, $1.95. OVERCOATS, TOO, AT $6.45 . , _ Also at this price men may select from splendid $10 OOyS $1./5 oVfetklvT rt^P overcoats and cravenettes. f Special TodaY &t . .... \JJ^* MEN'S WORK PANTS Of- These come mostly in navy blue, with red borders, and ___, ._ ftif 1 are In the coat style. Large pearl buttons. Actual $1.-o TODAY AT \J^\* part wool garments, Friday, 65c These aro extra heavy pants for work service. All sizes In light, medium or dark shades; the seams are FnVS' COSt Sweater IA . all taped. Men's Annex, Friday, Ssc. "T"* |.| T«J«« Jt IVC mfn's khaki coats /-^ Special Today at *^ MEN 6 KHAKI l'UAi!> CA r These are In a wide knit stylo; some have two pockets. TODAY AT •/Vli choice of slate, white or slate with blue borders. A Frl- These are In military weight; como in all sizes. Were day feature at 19c. we to buy them today we could not sell them for _ , „ Z'Z*. tj^^c' Pane <-»>«, less than*sl.so. Friday, 50c. m Boys' Knee |Q Boys Caps OO|» MEN'S $1.50 AND $2 HATS «£ " Pants at....... 1 JXe All Styles *'U%* „,__.... at ftjf There are knee pants of Made of all wool cassl- TODAY A 1 \J^\» cloth or corduroy, made meres, cheviots and fancy Though only marked $1.00, yet they were recently re- with waistbands. Regular serges. in an assortment of duced from $1.50 and $2. Included are gray, brown, 25c and 35c grades. Frl- shades and styles. Friday, green and black hats. A "flyer" for Friday, Sac. • day, 19c. ' 28c. Second floor. Prices On Waists TaKe^Jf|^ • Radical Tumble ■ For Instance ' - <f?| C A /^MSw $2.00 to $3.75 Values . «!»• v fjfggL The bargain lot of waists which we especially feature for today in- eludes beautiful tailored-models of linen, madras, albatross and white MBml\Vs@set^ wool materials. The far intervals between events of this character WImMM /fPpfjiai add importance to these wonderful values. Il ami fMK^SIIJF With these actually marked at $_'. $2.95, $3 and $3.50 and $3.75, ]W^ljjJ^/!p can you imagine selecting from such a variety of styles at $1.50? j jS«y!fisrjPaL Waists in such styles as these are being bought at regular prices, let Y/r&rJmSgSm*^ alone this Friday sale at $1.50. j// I tiLJgMfffa $3 to $5 Colored and White $j Q/T 6 Til Tailored Waists at .... *pi.>^ A-ifi At this price you may select from clever tailored styles of colored or '^*vms&ar*\ £ white linen or madras, and a few waists of silk. While this variety %r_~J&i\ \ E lasts you may select from these $2.45, $3.95, $4.00, $4.50 and $5.00 val- /W%!Sm\ g $3. TO $6 "■ d»O C(\ SHORT SILK *« QtZ^^^^^^ WAISTS Ip^.DU KIMONOS -.-... V^'^^^ftMlßJl^ 1 These waists are made of war- This is only a small assortment, b"t^«^K^fe ranted all linen quality; also a the styles are so pretty, and the -I|||§M .few silk waists in desirable col- quality is so good that it is no won- 'WM It* Th a irhial orice marks on der they were marked $2.95, $3.50, [$&&\ S ese waists J $3.53 $3-95, $3,95 and $4.50. While this assort- \W \ $5 00 $5 50 and $6.00. It is your ment lasts make selections from it \ / m 1/ opportunity to select from these today at $1.95. V/ m /r\ today at $2.50. (Second Floor) \bi^) ■ CORONER PUTS TRAIN THROUGH NOVEL TEST SHOWS HOW QUICKLY FREIGHT' CAN BE STOPPED Proves Cars Which Ran Into Passen. ger, Killing Banker Trask, Could Be Brought to Standstill In 1108 Feet NEW YORK, Jan. 20.-A heavily loaded freight train of fourteen cars was put through a novel experimental test on the tracks of the New York Central railroad near Croton today, un der the direction of Coroner Squire of Westchester county, who is investigat ing the Montreal express wreck in which Spencer Trask, the New York banker, was killed. The train, said to be Identical in equipment with that of the freight that craXd'into the express wa> tun *m, the track until it reached the freight s id to have been set against the Height on the day of the wreck. It was hum ming along at thirty-five miles an hour when the Engineer set the brakee and the train came to a stop in 1108 feet. The testimony had been given at the Inquest that a train of this kind could not be stopped In less than 3200 feet It was also testified that the stalled express v.as not sighted • until the freight was within 1732- feet of It. NEARLY DROWNED FORTY FEET ABOVE THE GROUND Man Repairing Water Tank ci New Jersey Farm Has Narrow Escape from Sudden Death NFW YORK, Jan. 20.—Death by drowning forty feet above ground riml . near being the odd fate of Abram Stevens in Frankford township, New A large water tank stands forty* feet in the air at the Valley View farm. Stevens was in the upper part of the tank repairing a leak, when the door by which he had entered was blown shut knocking him from hi* perch into the water. His cries and beat ings on the side of tl.e tank were heard by his employer, William D. Decker- Decker could not climb up and had to summon Warren Cassldy, who lived half a mile away. i nsMidy went up and lowered a small ladder to the man struggling in the water. Stevens crawled out, hurried home and went to bed to counteract the effect of the chill. Traveler's Samples P^i —; $4.00, $5.00, $6.00 Grades */ / OUR PRICE - I ■•/ I $2.00, $2.50 /£ A Sizes for Everyone iSkr/Xml Men, Women, Boys CS^* n*^\ Model Shoes, superior in quality, made for \S&ft_ exhibition purposes, being odd pairs, that is, ' WBhJrgjifafau. not a^ sizes in every style 3ooo,pair were l\K§r^Piif secured at a big discount and are now on r'Hßl!i^ '* sale, which means a saving of over half. / j Come and see for yourself. L\ *§P% Parmelee-Dohrniann Bldg. f|v *-J^^.<^aS^ Elevator to 6th Floor, 444 S. Broadway school **JM£MJteQss, ' '" /^^""^ Above Jlleh Kent»—Below High Prices. FORMER CALII 03NIA WOMAN TELLS HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL Mrs. Charles C. Boynton Says Plusr Cushions Are Barriers Between Ourselves and Souls NEW YORK, Jan. 18.—Mrs. Charles C. Boynton, who says we rear barriers of plush cushions between ourselves and our soula, and who believes the clouds are sufficient coverlet, told the Woman's Democratic club at the Wal dorf-Astoria how to be beautiful. Her doctrine of life is a sort of ex tension course on the Isadora Duncan cult. She preaches a home of the spirit anil an uncorseted figure. She also affects Greek draperies and allows them to trail literally "all over the place." She was enveloped in an ocean of pink silk. She said she always dressed that way, except on the street. Her daily regimen may be gathered from her mode of life in California, where she formerly-made her home. There she, her husband and live chil dren "Hlept under the stars, with noth ing to keep them from the clouds." till 6 a. m., when they arose and sang a hymn to the sun. After this came a mental exercise on courage, perseve rance or some kindred thought. Then the family descended to the garden, where they went through gymnastics ■and dances for an hour. After this they breakfasted and the duties of the day began. Mrs. Boynton, who failed to suggest the equivalent of these distractions to be practiced in the New York flat, went on to say: . ' , "You are cursing your children, damning them and dooming them to hell on eaorth by sending them to 111 --smelllng schools. The child needs ma-' terial food, but even more needs food for the soul—the st-*rs and the ocean and the music." '■-, To leave the body free and untram meled, she declared, was the only way to keep young. Women of 80 could thus keep beautiful. • - "You will never be fat without cor sets," said Mrs. Boynton. It was the club's annual meeting and Mrs. Wil liam Cummings Story was re-elected president by a large majority. , « ■ » ■— Sit Seldom Church—l see statistics just com piled show that the average is 318 cm rides a year for each Inhabitant of New York city. Gotham—That means an average of 308 straps a year for each inhabitant, I reckon.—Yonkers Statesman.