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THE CITY
Strangers are Invited to visit the exhibits
of California products at the Chamber of
Commerce building, on Broadway, between
First and Second streets, where free Infor
mation will be given on all subjects pertain
ing to this section.
The Herald will pay *10 In cash to any
one furnishing evidence that will lead to the
arrest and conviction of any person caught
stealing copies of The Herald from tne
preml&es of our patrons.
Membership in the Los Angeles Realty
board Is a virtual guarantee of reliability.
Provision Is made for arbitration of any
differences between members and their cli
ents. Accurate information on realty mat
ters Is obtainable from them. Valuations
by a competent committee. Directory or
members free at th» office of Herbert Bur
den, cecretary, 525 Security building.
Phone Broadway 1596.
The Legal Ala society, at 282 North Main
etreet, Is a charitable organization main
tained for the purpose of aiding In legal
matters those unable to employ counsel. T 10
society needs financial assistance and aeeks
Information regarding worthy cases. Phone
Home F5203: Main 836«.
The Herald, like every other newspaper, !•
misrepresented at times, particularly In
cases involving hotels, theaters, etc. The
public will please take notice that every
representative of thlo paper Is equipped with
the proper credentials, and more particu
larly equipped with money with which to
pay his Mlia. THE HERALD.
AROUND TOWN
Topham Will Speak
John Topham, member of the police,
commission, will address the Federa
tion club at the noon luncheon today
on "Personal Experience as a Police
Commissioner."
Leather Salesman Dies
James Hanna, a leather salesman,
died yesterday at his home, 2211 Juliet
street. He had resided in Los Angeles
for seven years. Funeral services will
be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the
chapel of Orr & Edwards.
Seek Missing Girl
The police are searching for Mary
Francis Staplin, 17 years old, who ran
away from her home in Santa Ana.
The girl is said to be pretty. She wore
a purple suit, with a large velvet hat,
at the time of her disappearance.
Indianans Will Meet
The Indiana Society of I,os Angeles
will hold its regular monthly meeting
in tho Fraternal Brotherhood building,
Maple hall, Friday evening. It is de
sired that as many former residents as
possible will attend this meeting.
Dies in Army Home
Charles H. Anderson, 60 years old, an
inmate of the Salvation Army home,
where he had been living for seven
months, was found dead In his room
yesterday. The' body was removed to
Bresee Bros.' undertaking parlors.
Dismisses Case
Police Judge Frederickson yesterday
dismissed the criminal assault case in
which A. Sohuleman was accused of at
tacking Mrs. Rosie Cohen during her
husband's absence. The Cohens lived
in the same house with Schuleman.
The case drew a large crowd from the
Russian-Jewish quarter, but was held
under closed doors.
Searching for Brother
W. F. Wood, 349 Orange avenue,
Olendale. lias appealed to the Los An
gelea police department to find his
brother, Bon M. Wood, 49 years old,
who mysteriously disappeared from the
Glendale home *» Monday. Wood says
he thinks his brother is deranged or
has lost his memory. At the time of his
disappearance Wood wore a blue suit,
black derby hat and red tic.
Driver Found Dead
William F. Hubbard, driver of tho
emergency wagon of the Los Angeles
Interurban railway, an old settler In
California and well known in the courts
of New and old Mexico as an inter
preter, was found dead in his little
room over the emergency barn, where
he made his home. He was 75 years
old and had a son, F. Hubbard, living
at teSl Post street, San Francisco. The
body vu removed to I'ivsee Bros.'
undertaking parlors, where an autopsy
will be performed^
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NATIVE FLOWERS WILL
BE PLANTED IN PARKS
Commission's Plans to Beautify City's
Pleasure Grounds Outlined
by Judge Silent
Judge C. D. Silent of the park com
mission outlined to the council yester
day some of the plans of this aggres
sive department for the inexpensive
adornment of the parks. He was so'
enthusiastic in his projects that the
finance committee recommended the
park commission be given $500 to spend
at once in securing yuccas to be plant
ed in Elyslan park.
It is the intention of the park com
mission, according to the plans outlined
by Judge Silent, who Is the member
of the commission in charge of the
landscape gardening, to plant hundreds
of thousands of native yuccas in Grif
fith and Elysian parks, and the com
mission wants to put 10,000 of these
yuccas in Elysian Park at once.
Other native flowers, such as the
white and purple lilac and holly, are to
be planted in great profusion.
The matter of spending $2500 at once
on the improvement of land offered tho
city for park purposes by J. T. Gaffey
was referred to the finance committee.
COMMITTEE TO REVISE
CITY LIQUOR ORDINANCES
Urgent Work of Prosecutor Eddie Is
Cause of Delay in Presenting
Proposed Legislation
One of the first tasks of the com
mittee on public welfare, which was
formed yesterday, will be the considera
tion of the entire revision of the liquor
ordinances of the city. The creation
of this committee was the outgrowth
of President Works' stinging speech
to the council yesterday morning, in
which he touched on liquor matters
and Councilman Plant took up the
liquor question as a whole.
Mr. Plant declared that all the city's
liquor ordinances were much in need of
revision and that the council had not
touched tlie matter before because it.
had been waiting for Prosecutor Eddie
to present some liquor legislation to
the council. Mr. Eddie lias been work
ing on this matter for some time, but
finds the task a stupendous one, and
as the work must bo done chiefly out
side his office hours, has not been able
to present the ordinance as yet.
The commijlee will work with Mr.
Eddie, to produce the required legis
lation.
ORDERS PARK IMPROVEMENT
The council yesterday unanimously
adopted th« recommendation of tho
streets and boulevards committee and
instructed tho city engineer to begin
proceedings for the condemnation of
the strip of land on the north side of
Mouth park to be added to the park.
The property owners In the district
bounded by Jefferson, Main, Compton
and Manchester will have to pay for
the condemned property, but Council
man Williams declared he had ligurod
the cost to each 50-foot lot In the dis
trict would not exceed an average of
$5. At the same time the council res
cinded the action of the former coun
cil in requiring petitions for park con
demnations to bear the signatures of
th^ owners of 25 per cent of the
property In the assessment district.
TRIAL IS CONTINUED
Because the same Issues are Involved
in a civil suit pending- In Madera
county courts, Judge Davis yesterday
continued the trial of Chris Marks, ac
cused of obtaining money by falso
representations, until March 24. Marks
Is charged with swindling Dr. Louis E.
Wyckoff and others out of $1035 in a
mining transaction in June, 1908. He
was once before examined on this
charge, and in addition to entering a
ploa of not guilty yesterday pleaded
that he had once been in jeopardy.
TRIAL CONTINUED
The trial of Charles B. Creel, charged
with contempt of court; during - tha
progress of the Imperial valley land
fraud cases In the United States dis
trict ■ court, was continued ' yesterday
until today.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNINC, JANUARY 2fi, 1010.
Municipal Affairs
S. P. MUST BUILD
OR LOSE ITS SITE
COUNCIL SENDS ULTIMATUM
TO RAILROAD CO.
Unless Promised Terminal Is Erected
City Will Reclaim Fifth Street
Property Which Was Given
Conditionally
With the determination to protect
the people's interests that has charac-
terized Its every act, the city council
yesterday took steps to amend the mis
take or deliberate villiany of the in
famous river-bed* franchise council in
granting to the Southern Pacific a por
tion of Fifth street in front of the Ar
cade depot. The council, in a resolu
tion adopted by that body yesterday,
calls on the Southern Pacific to con
struct the depot it promised in return
for the abandonment of the portion of
Fifth street or it will instruct the city
attorney to begin proceedings to re
claim the street to the public.
The resolution, which was adopted
with a vim th.t showed the council
meant every word of it, was as follows:
Whereas, the city of laih Angeles granted
to the Southern l'aeillc Railroad company
more than three years ago real property
abutting on But Fifth street and adjoining
the Arcade depot, valued at from $75,000 to
¥100,000, in consideration of a specific prom
ise by the said railroad company to begin
the early constructl«a of a .Commodious de
pot In keeping with the needs of the pub
lic, of the value of from $750,000 to $1,000,
--000, together with an attractive park, to bo
maintained by the company, the full length
of the edifice on the west side, the whole to
be finished in the most approved style; and
Whereas, the said Southern l'wlne com
pany, although it has had the property this
considerable length of time, has shown no
disposition to perform Its obligation in this
relation and makes evasive and irrelevant
replies when communicated with on the
subject, -
Now, be It resolved, that the president of
the Southern Pacific company, 120 Broa-d
--way, New York, be notilied that the city of
Los Angeles will tolerate delay and subter
fuge no longer and unless speedy measures
are taken to begin and consummate said
work the city attorney will he Instructed to
take such action as may be necessary to
force a compliance of the deliberate prom
ise which the said railroad company does
not now, never has and never can deny, or
a return of the property so granted, to the
public. \ ■ .
Be it resolved further, that copies of the
mayor's message on this subject, and of this
resolution be forwarded to the president of
said Southern Pacific company at once.
City Can Recover Street
i President Works raised a question
about the ability of the city to compel
the railroad to build the depot it had
promised and asked the city attorney
for an opinion. Mr. Hewitt replied
that if the city could not force the
construction of the depot it was almost
certain it could recover the street.
"While.no contract was ever signed
to show what the terms of the aban
donment were It is a matter of com
mon knowledge and the moral respon
sibility resting on the railroad amounts
almost to a legal interpretation of ob
taining goods under false pretenses. I
believe we would have good grounds
on which to base an action, if that is
required," he said.
The action of the council was taken
on the recommendation of Mayor Al
exander, contained in a message to the
c uncil. The - luncll had expected tho
message and Councilman Plant had
his resolution already prepared. A3
soon as the message was read Mr.
Plant introduced his resolution and it
was promptly seconded by Councilman
Gregory.
The mayor's message to the council
is as follows:
Mayor's Message
The circumstances under which
East Fifth street, from the easterly
line of Central avenue to the Ar
cade depot building, was abandoned
have already been the subject of a
message to the preceding council.
In brief the facts were that the t
portion of Fifth street between tho
points, named was abandoned at
the instance of the Southern Pa
cific Railroad company, whose
representatives and agents ap
peared on numerous occasions be
fore the board of public works and
the city council while the matter
was pending, and stated that the
land was absolutely necessary " for
the railroad company In order to
provide sufficient ground for the
erection of a new depot upon • the
Arcade depot grounds. Ground
plan.B of the proposed depot were
exhibited by these gentlemen, and
the public and the city authorities
were given 'to understand that,
upon the abandonment of the
street, the railroad company would
speedily proceed to erect a new do
pot upon the Arcade property. In
addition to this, these gentlemen
further assured the public that a
parking, at least twenty feet In
width, for the full length of the
depot property on the east side of
Central avenue would be provided,
which would afford the public con
venient and easy access to the de
pot. This parking, in which grass
plats, tropical plants and entrance
ways were to be placed was to be
" perpetually maintained by the rail
road company. It is a fact that
the lands vacated were .of great
value as real estate; and since the
public was to receive nothing in ex
change, either in money or other
lands, it can bo fairly said that
the public benefit to be derived
from the erection of a new depot
was in reality the consideration
under which the city .granted East
Fifth street, from Central avenue
to the depot building, to the rail
road company.
Passed Over Veto
All this took place in 11106. In* '
July of that year the railroad com
pany asked for the abandonment
of the street, and in December the
final ordinance vacating the street
was passed by the council over .'
Mayor McAleer's veto, the object
tlons of the mayor to the proceed
ings being based upon the fact that
the railroad company did not bind
itself in writing to do anything for
the public in consideration for the
gift of the street to it. The city
council, however, was satisfied to
. take the railroad company at- its
word and closed up the street upon
the confident assumption that the
railroad company would erect the
depot just as its representatives,,
had so earnestly and faithfully as
' serted would be done.
Nothing has been done, however,
by the railroad company, and there
is no evidence that it Intends to do
anything in the matter. All efforts
heretofore made to obtain some as
surance from the railroad officials
as to the intentions of the company
regarding the erection of a new de
' pot have been met with evasion and _,
explanation* that,were wholly un
i| satisfactory. •• The real question !la <■
s» whether the railroad company will ;J
ke«p faith with the people of this
city.
I would respectfully suggest that
your honorable body, by resolution,
request of the proper officials of
the Southern Pacific Railroad com
pany a full and explicit statement
as to the plans and intentions of
the company relative to the build
ing of its new depot, the same to
be given immediately, to the end
that if satisfactory assurance is
not given that the railroad company
will speedily make good Its prom
ises to the people of this city, pro
ceedings may be taken for the re
opening of Fifth street to public
ownership. I do not think It will
answer the case for the railroad of
ficials to say that tho public has
been permitted to use this street
since Its abandonment, for the fact
Is that the railroad company has,
by the proceedings I have referred
to, acquired the apparent title to
the land and can at Its own pleas
ure close the street whenever It
wishes to do so. This situation
■hould not bo tolerated, and I
strongly urge the action I have
suggested.
COUNCIL REDUCES PAY
OF ELECTION OFFICIALS
First Real Difference of Opinion Be.
tween Members Caused by
Motion to Economize
The first real argument that has di
vided the city council as nearly in two
as nine men can be divided arose yes
terday afternoon over the question of
pay for the election officers who served
in the Hollywood election.
It has been the custom in the past
to pay election officers $5 each, but the
present council does not intend to be
bound by any precedents it may not
approve.
Chairman Washburn of tho finance
committee recommended that the elec-
tloa officers be paid $4 each, as the
vote for the Hollywood election had
been light and there had been little
for them to do.
Councilman Plant immediately moved
that the pay be fixed at $5, as the of
.ficers were in their places from 6
o'clock in the morning: until the polls
closed at night and had put in nearly
sixteen hours for the day's work, even
if they had not been kept busy all the
time. Councilman Gregory seconded
Mr. Plant's motion, but Councilman
Andrews, who is a member of the fin
ance committee, quickly moved an
amendment that the pay be fixed at
$4. On the vote, Andrews, *Lusk,
\Vashburn, Williams and President
Works voted for the amendment and
it carried.
APPOINTS BANKER TO
PLAYGROUND COMMISSION
Council Approves Mayor Alexander's
Choice of Joseph D. Radford
to Replace E. R. Allen
Joseph D. Radford, vice president of
the German American Savings bank,
was appointed a member of the play
ground commision yesterday by Mayor
Alexander and his apointment was con
firmed. Mr. Riidford takes the place
left vacant by the resignation of E. It.
Allen.
The former playground commission,
with the exception of Mr. Allen, was
reappointed yesterday. Shortly after
Mayor Alexander was re-elected the
playgrounds commissioners sent him
their resignations in order that he
might not be embarrassed if he wished
to appoint new members of the com
mission.
Mr. Allen's resignation was the only
one accepted, although J. G. Scarbor
ough was anxious to be relieved of the
duties of commlsisoner. The mayor
ami the other members of the commis
sion prevailed on Mr, Scarborough to
accept reappointment.
As the commisison now stands it is
composed of Mrs. Willoughby Rodman,
Miss Bessie Stoddard, Dr. W. A.
Lamb, James G. Scarborough and Jo
seph D. RadJord.
COUNCIL REFUSES TO
GRANT PHONE FRANCHISE
Public Utilities Commission Reports
Adversely on Application to
Install Third System
Acting on the recommendation of the
public utilities commision the council
yesterday refused to grant M. Adrian
King a franchise for a telephone sys
tem. The utilities commission reported
that Mr. King's plan had never been
given a practical test and that it con
sidered #ii movement for the consolida
tion of the two existing telephone sys
tems would be more desirable than In
stalling a third system and thereby en
tailing additional expense.
Mr. King's plan contemplated the es
tablishment of a telephone system that
would be divided into districts. He
expected to charge a much smaller fee
than the established companies for
•phones connected on one district, but
to charge an additional fee for con
necting up with other districts. The
plan is really a long distance system
within a small compass of territory.
COUNCIL NOTES
The city attorney yesterday pre
sented the lease to be entred into
by the city and tha Sixth District Agri
cultural association for the lease of
Agricultural park, but it was referred
back to htm to determine the validity
of the title of the land.
The park commission yesterday
asked permission to rent two offices In
the Coulter building for $30 a month.
This commission wants more com
modious quarters. >
An emergency ordinance giving the
Licensed Motor Car association the
privilege of putting a canvas top over
Fiesta park for its automobile show
was passed by the council yesterday.
City Attorney Hewitt was yesterday
instructed by the council to prepare an
ordinance compelling . street railways
to do their paving at the some time the
rest of the street on which they have
rights of way is paved,
l The Lob Angeles council and the
board of trustees of Hollywood will
meet next Monday morning in Joint
session to canvass th« returns of the
consolidation election held Monday. •
. The Merchants & Manufacturers' as
sociation and the Central Labor coun
cil yesterday Bent to the city the
names of committees they have chosen
to represent them in the matter of ad-.
justing salaries at the city hall. The
M. & M.. committee is composed. of
Reese Llewellyn, F. W. King and c.
C. Desmond. The C. L. C commit
tee Is F. C. Wheeler, W. A. Engle and
L. W. Butler. Other civic bodies have
been . asked to appoint committees to
meet with. , the ,council's logislati«p
committee on, this mutter. -\ '
News of the Courts
'HURRY UP HARRY'
IN TOILS AGAIN
NEW WARRANT ISSUED FOR
HEAVYWEIGHT BROKER
Latest Charge Against Harry D.
Brown Is One of Passing Check
with No Money in
Bank
A warrant for the arrest of Harry
D. Brown, the 300-pound broker, al
ready awaiting trial on a fictitious
check charge, was issued by Justice i
Summerfield yesterday and placed in
the hands of Deputy Constable Charles
Benjamin.
The most recent accusation against
Brown is similar to the one pending
against him, that of passing a check
when he had no money in the bank
with which to meet payment.
It is stated at the district attorney's
office that material on which to base |
numerous other charges is being in
vestigated and that further complaints
may be filed. Owing to this fact, Jus
tice Summerfield placed Brown's bonds
at a hieh figure, $5000.
The complaint filed yesterday is
sworn to by Joseph Rittigstein, a Jew
eler, who says Brown gave him a
check for $1000 February 8, 1909, with
out sufficient funds on deposit with the
Los Angeles Trust and Savings com
pany, on which it was drawn, to meet
payment. The check is signed, "Harry
D. Brown company, trustee, by Harry
D. Brown."
Brown'strial on another worthless
check charge is set for trial in Judge
Willis' court February 9, the complaint
in that case being sworn to by Dr.
Nettie E. Hammond. The amount in
volved In the pending case is $1500.
BATTLE FOR LIFE IN CITY
TOO STRONG, SAYS PRISONER
Young Man Says Failure to Be Given
Chance to Work Drove
Him to Robbery
"There are too many men who stay
in the city, hoping to get work where
there are ten to twenty men after the
same Job," is the way Judge Willis I
described labor conditions in Los An
geles when Grover Keller appeared for
sentence after pleading guilty to a
charge of burglary.
Keller is 19 years old. He came to
Los Angeles several weeks ago and,
driven to desperation when he could i
find no work, robbed the home of
Thomas G. Norton January 10.
"I always worked on a farm," he
told Judge* Willis when he applied for
probation last Friday, and since then i
the court has been searching for a
suitable place to send Keller and thus
save him from a term in the peniten
tiary. In his search he appealed to J.
B Goytino, owner of St. Anthony's
ranch near Palmdale, and Goytino ap
peared in court yesterday, promising
to give Keller a good home. Keller
was placed on probation for two years,
Goytino being made special probation
officer.
NO WORD FROM ROWELL
No word was received by Justice
Stephens yesterday from Elmer E.
Rowell, the attorney who disappeared
the morning of the day fixed for his
trial in Judge Davis' court several
weeks ago. Rowell promised Justice
Stephens by letter last Saturday he
would be In court Monday or Tuesday,
but not even a telephone message was
received. Superior Judge Moss yester
day gave judgment in favor of Miss
Mary Anderson against Rowell in the
woman's suit to recover on a note.
SIEGEL ACQUITTED
Bernard Slegel, alias Barney Hansen,
charged with train wrecking, was ac
quitted by a jury in Judge Davis' court
yesterday. He was accused of placing
ties on tho Pacific Electric tracks be
low Compton, September 28, 1909, The
obstruction nearly resulting in the
wrecking of the Long Beach "flyer."
There was nothing in the testimony of
the prosecution's witnesses that could
connect Siege! with the offense, and
he was the only person to testify in hia
own behalf.
SENTENCE POSTPONED
Judge Olln Wellborn postponed sen
tence yesterday in the cases of Frank
N. Chaplin and David H. Chaplin, re
cently convicted by a jury in the
United State! district court of defraud
in" the government of desert lands In
the Imperial valley, until February 2.
The postponement was made at the re
quest of attorneys for the defense. The
Chaplins did not appear in court yes
terday. A motion for a new trial prob
ably will be made.
DAMAGE TRIAL BEGUN
Trial of the suit of Miss W. L. Arm
strong against the Los Angeles Inter
urban Railroad company, in which $50,
--000 damages are demanded on account
of personal injuries, was begun before
a Jury in Judge Bordwell's court yester
day. Miss Armstrong says she was
permanently injured August 8, 1907,
when the iron bar above the steps of
an Edendale car was allowed to drop,
striking her on the back.
YON HAGEN SEEKS RELEASE
Carl yon der Hagen, now being held
In the county jail on a fugitive from
justice warrant, will seek his release
through habeas corpus proceedings In j
Judge Willis 1 court this morning. A
writ returnable at 10 o'clock today
was signed by Judge Wilbur yesterday
and served on Sheriff Hamrael. Yon
der Hagen Is wanted in Hoboken, N. J.,
to answer to a charge of bigamy.
SENTENCED TO PRISON
Arthur H. Sites, who pleaded Kuilly
several days ago to a charge of passing
a fictitious check for $12 December 19,
was sentenced to two years in San
Quentin by Judge Willis yesterday. In
vestigation showed that Sites passed
another bad check for $18 December 24,
and tried to pass a third piece of
worthless paper a toy days later.
PLEADS GUILTY
I A plea of not guilty was withdrawn
by Frank Wilson In Judge Davis' court
yesterday and he pleaded guilty to a
charge of bigamy, applying for proba
tion. The matter was continued until
February 1. Wilson Is accused of mar
rying; Mary Stellmacher June 1, 1909,
while he had another wife living from
whom ha was not divorced.
Venice "The Winter Ileaort."-Adv. --
j^ ESTABLISHED OCTOBER. MM. d& •?
219-229 S. Broadway 224-228 So. Hill St.
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Re-Carpet Your Home
at Slight Expense
If you've any rooms to re-carpet and don't want to spend a
great amount of money yet DO want really good carpet, we ;
recommend your selecting from the following sorts, which
are specially priced to close out small pieces :\:^ ; {
If we expected to carry these in regular stock we
should ask for them $1.00 to $1.75 a yard; we are pos
itively discontinuing these goods.
Body Brussels carpet, made, laid and lined..... .$1.35
Axminster carpet, made, laid and lined..... $1.60
Wilton Velvet carpet, made, laid and ilned .... 90c
Tapestry Brussels carpet, made, laid and lined ...75c
Three-ply reversible all-wool ingrain ........., 85c
Union reversible ingrain....;..... 45c
' A special line of filet net goods, 54 in. wide, yard. . 55c
New cretonnes are in now, at, yard ..........25c
$30 Ostermoor Mattresses
$18.50
Regular Ostermoor Mattresses, four-inch border, 4 feet 6 inch
■ size, 45 pounds, in two parts cost $15.50. This $30.00 French
edge mattress is two inches thicker, weighs 15 pounds more,
has round corners — rolled —closer tufts, finer cov
ering and is much softer and more resilient. So you see what
a bargain the Ostermoor factory offers just now:
These $30 Ostermoors weigh 60 pounds, the filling is •
of specially selected Ostermoor sheets, all hand-laid,
closed within ticking entirely by hand sewing; cover
ings are of beautiful mercerized French art twills,
J_ finest quality, in a variety of colorings; high-grade,
„ ■ dust-proof, satin-finish ticking, striped in linen effect ,
or the good old-fashioned blue and white striped her
ringbone ticking; sizes 4 feet 6by 6 feet 4. Regular
price $30; sale price, $18.50.
Novelties in Art Needlework,
China and Brass Ware
If there is one thing more annoying in the world than another
it is to have to put up with short sheets. We make a specialty H
of the famous Pequot Sheets, full three yards long, and two,
two and a quarter and two and a half yards wide:
And notwithstanding the great advance of cotton
prices we sell these Pequot sheets at the old prices—
news which will interest both those of you who want
* a pair or two and buyers of quantities who are able
to take advantage of our wholesale prices. , >X h
>■ ■ -Coulter Dry Goods Co.-——--
SCENE PAINTERS FIGHT
FOR TRADE CONTROL
Triangular War Started by Los An.
geles Men Who Say Old Part.
ners Are Stealing
Business
A three-cornered legal tight involving
the theatrical scene painting industry
in Los Angeles was begun in the su
perior court yesterday by the filing of
a suit by A. J. Charette and J. D.
Pitts, respectively president and sec
retary of the Charles F. Thompson
Scenic company, against their business
associates, Charles F. Thompson and
Edwin H. Flagg. Each of the defend
ants, it is claimed, while together still
controlling the Thompson company by
reason of holding a majority o£ the
stock, have established separate con
cerns and threaten to put the first
company with -which they were affil
iated out of business, the lirst step
proposed being to remove Charette and
Pitts
A meeting alleged to have been called
by Thompson and Flugg for this pur
pose and Wi.ich was scheduled for yes
terday was prevented by a temporary
restraining order issued by Judge Wil
bur on request of Charette and Pitts.
The plaintiffs also ask that Thompson
and Flagg be removed as directors of
the company.
The Thompson Scenic company was
incorporated in April, 1909, Charette
receiving seventy shares, Pitts thlrty
flve Flagg sixty and Thompson eighty
Ihare* of the stock, valued at $100 a
share. A month later, it is claimed
by Charette, Thompson got into htl
debt and plao*J Mf eighty share* In
escrow to guarantee settlement. This
stock is still held in escrow, the in
debtedness maturing in May.
Shortly after the incorporation Flagg,
it is said, ceased active participation
In the business and organized the Ed
win H. Flagg Scenic company, a com
peting concern. On December 23, 1909,
Thompson was ousted as president of
the Thompson company and established
the Charles F. Thompson Curtain
company. The two new concerns
have become competitors of the origi
nal company while their respective
heedi still hold a controlling Interest
In that company.
Another petition of Charette'■ is that
the Thompson stock now held In es
crow be transferred to him and that
Thompson and Flagg be restrained
from acting as directors of the old
company while they continue in the
competing business.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC
WELFARE IS CREATED
A new committee was added to the
working force of the city council yes
terday when the committee on public
welfare was created. The necessity for
such a committee has been felt by the
council since its inauguration, and
Councilman L,usk has felt the need
more than anyone else, as it is to his
legislative committee that matters are
sent that should properly be cared for
by a committee on public welfare. The
president appointed the following coun
cilraen as members of the new com
mittee: Plant, Washburn, ; Lusk,
Betkouski and Andrews.
This committee is one of only two
committees of five members, "\ all the
others having but three. The sug
question that it be ■■ composed of.-: fives
members was made .. by 'v Councilman
Washburn, and when the president an
nounced his name as a member of the
committee he deeply regretted the pa
he had taken in the discussion.
He mildly remonstrated that he hs<
suggested the president of the counc
be one of the five members of the con
mittee, but Judge Works reminded hi]
that the president is an ex-offlci
member of all committees, and sai
that as Mr. Washburn had suggeste
five members he supposed Mr. Wash
burn wanted a place on the committei
Councilman Washburn is chairman c
the finance committee, and in that posi
tion has his hands pretty well filled
with committee work.
The necessity for a committee on
public health and safety is felt, and it
is probable that such a committee will
be formed.
Live In VENICE VILLAS and BUNGA
LOWS. Completely furnished. Rent reason
able.—Adv.
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