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THE CITY
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of California products at the Chamber of
Commerce building, on Broadway, between
First and Beoond streets, where fie« infor
mation will be given on all subject* pertain
ing to this section.
The Herald will pay 110 In cash to any
one furnishing evidence that will lead to the
arrest and conviction of any person. caught
•telling copies of The Herald from toe
premises of our patrons.
Membership In the Los Angelss Realty
board Is a virtual guarantee of reliability
Provision Is made for arbitration of any
differences #etween members and their oll
«nts Accurate Information on realty mat
terß is obtainable from them Valuations
by a competent committee. Directory or
members free at the oftico of Herbert Bur
««tt. secretary, 525 Security building
Phone Broadway 1896.
The Legal Aid society, at 2»2 North Main
ureet, is a charitable organization main
tained for the purpose of aldlne In legal
matters those unable to employ counsel. The
society needs financial assistance and seena
Informatlnn reaarding worthy cases. Pnon«
Home FS:i)3; Main 838«.
The Herald, like every other newspaper. is
misrepresented at times, particularly In
cases Involving hotels, theaters, etc The
public will please take notice that every
representative ot thin paper la equipped with
the proper credentials, and more particu
larly onnlrtned with memev with which to
pay hi. hills TTT.3 HKRALD
AROUND TOWN
Rabbi Will Preach
"Good and Evil" will tie the subject
of Dr. S. Heclit, rabbi of the Temple
H'nal B'rith this evening at the week
ly Sabbath service.
Will Hold Italian Funeral
The Italian lodge of Foresters will
attend the funeral of John Perretti
this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the
Church of San Pietro. Burial will tie
in Calvary cemetery.
To Abolish Office
To save J330 a year, the bureau of
fire alarms yesterday recommended to
the fire commissioners that tho position
of assistant superintendent of repairs
and that of a driver bo abolished.
"Loan Shark" Rules Posted
"Loan shark" rules were posted yes
terday in the various engine houses
about the city. They will take effect
February 28, b" which time the mem
bers of the department must have re
voked powers of attorney given by
them.
Daughter Is Born
W. J. Ford, deputy district attorney,
received many congratulatory greet
ings yesterday on tho birth in his
family of a girl Wednesday night. Mrs.
Ford is at the California hospital,
■where It was reported she and the
baby are doing well.
Sentenced to 12 Years
Aniceto Fuente3, a Mexican who
pleaded guilty to a murder charge in
Judge Davis' court Monday, was sen
tenced to twelve years in Snn Quontin
yesterday. Fuentea stabbed and killed
i'eoflla Monterola at 651 San Fernando
street September 26, 1909.
To Address Mission Society
Rev. Dana W. Bartlett of the Beth
lehem mission will speak before the
1.,0s Angeles district of the. Woman's
Homo Missionary society Thursday in
the Boyle Heights Methodist liplscopal
church In commemoration of its 'Na
tional Day of Prayer." Luncheon and
tea will be served through tho day.
Sells Storage Eggs for Fresh Ones
Charged with ssHlnf storage eggs
under representation they were "fresh
eastern selected," H. E. Springer, a
merchant, 140 North Spring street, was
found euilty yesterday in Police Judge
AVilliams' court and fined $25. Tho
complaint against Springer was made
by Robert Maehl, a pure food inspec
tor.
To Give Stereopticon Lecture
' Rev. William Horace Day, pastor of
the First Congregational church, gave
a stereopticon lecture last evening en
titled "On the Heights" at tho Young
Women's Christian association for the
benefit of tho religious work depart
ment of tho association. Tho pictures
shown were taken by Rev. Day on his
recent trip to Mt. Whitney on horse
back.
Fellow Workers at Funeral
Funeral services of Charles C. Ruth
erford, a well known Southern Pacific
conductor, will be held this afternoon
at " o'clock at the chapel of Orr &
Edwards, burial to be in Evergreen
cemetery. Tho service will bo under
the aiupleef of the Order of Railway
1 vmliictors. Mr. Rutherford resided
nt 808 Whlttier streut and died in
Santa Barbara late Tuesday; night,
where he waa stricken with apoplexy
a week ago. He made the run be
tween Los Angeles and Santa Bar
bara and had resided In Los Angeles
twenty-throe years. Ho Is survived
by his wife.
To Discuss Harbor Bonds
"The relation of the proposes harbor
bond issue to the Improvement of Port
Los Angeles" will be the subject dis
cussed by Hon. Joseph H. Call and
Captain Lewis Hansen before the Jef
fers6n club at their luncheon tomor
row noon at the Hollenbeck hotel.
Both men are well Informed In harbor
matters and a very Interesting dis
cussion ts anticipated.
Robbed of $113.90
Mrs. G. W. Rennle, landlady of the
house, GlO% South Main street, reported
at police headquarters yesterday the
loss of $113.90, which was the result
of a visit of a daylight burglar. Mrs.
Rennie stated Blie left her house for
half an hour late Wednesday after
noon, but did not discover the loss
of her money until yesterday morn-
Ing. Entrance was gained by using
a pass key.
May Lose Sight of One Eye
Accidentally dropping a molten bab
bit bolt into some water, E. B. Davis,
employed by the Los Angeles railway,
was burned severely yesterday morn
ing by the explosion that followed.
The liquid metal scattered over Davis'
head, face and arms, and It Is be
lieved ho will lose the sight of his
left eye as the result of his injuries.
Ho was taken to his home at 1543 Kast
Forty-eighth street.
Charges Withdrawn
As the result of a telegraphic dis
patch from Chicago yesterday after
noon, Walter Woellfer, who has been
confined in the G^ity jail on a felony
charge, was released. Woellfer was
arrested February 12 on advice of tho
Chicago police, tho message stating ho
was wanted In that city on a charge
of wife desertion and child abandon
ment. The deserted wife Is said to
have withdrawn the charges, which
resulted in tho prisoner's release.
ASSOCIATION SEEKS
MANY IMPROVEMENTS
NORTH SIDE RESIDENTS DIS
CUSS NEEDS
1
Obnoxious Billboard Condemned, and
Committee Appointed to Aid in
Building Mountain to Sea
Boulevard
Assurances from United States Sen
ator Flint and Congressman McLach
lan that the bill for another federal
building for Los Angeles would pass
both houses at this session of the sen>
ate and congress were received by the
North-Northeast-Northwest Improve
ment association at its meeting yester
day afternoon in thrf chamber of com
merce building.
Resolutions were passed and commit
tees appointed to aid in the building
of the longest and widest boulevard
in Southern California, tho abolish
ment of a large and obnoxious bill
board in one of the prettiest localities
of the city and the removal of oil wells
in certain residence portions.
President Mesmer as chairman of tho
committee on tho north end storm
drain opened the meeting by reporting
that the city council and boiird of pub
lic works had taken this matter under
general advisement. The association
desires to lengthen tho storm drain and
extend the assessment district area so
that all districts will share the cost
equally. The action of this commit
tee was Indorsed by the association.
A resolution was adopted in favor of
widening and improving Vermont ave
nue from the mountains to tho sea,
making it twenty-six miles long,
straight as an arrow, and 125 feet wide.
A committee was appointed com
posed of Marshall Stlmson, chairman;
B. R. Miller, Frank M. Coulter, J.
Mills Davies and H. C. Thompson to
devise ways and means In forcing the
removal of oil wells in parts of the
city whero tho beauty of the resi
dence portion was marred. It was
agreed that the Federated Improve
ment association be requested to co
operate in the removal of the oil wells.
Protests were received from citizens
residing tn the northwest part of the
city Just outside of the city limits be
tween Elysian park and Tropico
against the Forest Lawn cemetery
and requesting that it bo removed.
and also against a largo billboard
overlooking the Los Angeles river at
that point which mars the beauty of,
the scenery there.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1910.
Municipal Affairs
PLANT MAY ASK
FOR RE-ELECTION
RESIGNS FROM COUNCIL BE-
CAUSE OF PROTEST
Will Be Eligible May 15 and May Run
If Primary Is Not Held in
the Meantime
Richmond Plant may be re-elected
to the city council, from which he yes
terday resigned on receipt of notifi
cation from his personal attorneys, An
derson & Anderson, that he was In
eligible to hold office.
According to his statement ho will
be eligible May 15 of this year, and
should it happen the special election
for the purpose of filling the vacancy
marlo by his resignation not be held
until that date the people may re-elect
him to the city council.
Undor the charter provisions tha
city council must call a special nomi
nating election to choose two candi
dates (or tho vacant office. Later
there must be another special election
to elect one of tfte two candidates. This
Is the Interpretation placed upon tho
provisions by City Attorney Huwltt. It
is admitted, however, should the sec
ond election be delayed until May 15
Mr. Plant's eligibility for nomination
might be a knotty technicality for the
city attorney to wrestle with.
Mr. Plant has not stated he would
bo a candidate if eligible. He does not
believe the matter will hold over so
long. "Should it be delayed to May
15," he said last night, "I should then
be eligible for office. , Whether I should
take advantage of that I do not care to
say now."
The proposed suit of Francis Har
rington to test Mr. Planfs right to
hold the office of councilman chal
lenged his eligibility on the ground ho
registered in Snnta Monica in 1908 and
voted thero in the primary election.
The notlco of the proposed suit
served on Mr. Plant yesterday con
tained two prayers of relief: First,
that he relinquish his seat in the coun
cil, and, secondly, that Henry Lyon,
whom he defeated for the council and
who received the next highest vote, be
given the seat. The attorney of rec
ord In this suit Is a lawyer in whose
office, it Is understood, Lyon is study-
Ing. The latter prayer is necessarily
quashed by the provisions of the char
ter. In any event Lyon will probably
be a candidate for the vacancy.
Interviewed at his home last night,
Mr. Plant declined to discuss the cir
cumstances which led up to the vigor
ous attack upon his eligibility. "I will
only discuss known facts," he said. Ho
hinted at no injustice done him, so far
as these facts are concerned. "It is
too bad' that the city has to be put to
tho extra expense of holding another
election on a mere technicality," he
said. "I have been here eight years
and here I have maintained by resi
dence. I do not feel the slightest ill
will toward any one for what has hap
pened.
"Of course I am satisfied I am Ineli
gible, although such a thing never oc
curred to me until I saw my right
questioned in a newspaper a short
time ago. When my attorneys told me
that under the strict interpretation of
the law I could not hold office I did
not wait for the suit to be brought. I
don't want to hold any office to which
I am not fully entitled, much as I re
gret relinquishing my seat In tho city
council. I wish to thank the public
for the confidence shown In electing me
to this office."
GARDENA VOLUNTEERS
NEED NEW ALARM BELL
Merry Tinkling of Present Warning
Has Tendency to Produce Sleep,
Is Statement Mad* by Chief
The merry tinkling of tho Gardena
fire alarm bell Beems to soothe the
nightmares of the volunteer firemen
of that district. It sounds to them
like the pretty chime bells In a music
box, so they sleep on.
Chief Van McCarrell has. figured it
out that ono of these fine days a rip
ping big blazo will happen and tho
fire bell will send the whole depart
ment Into a long, blissful doze. What
he wants is a bell that will get them
out of bed in time to break some
windows before the framework burns
up. Ab the result of his recommenda
tions the fire commissioners yesterday
voted to give Qardena a new bell.
Tho commissioners also approved tho
pay of the Hollywood volunteer fire
men at a rate of U an hour, not to
exceed $3 a day.
It was also voted by the commission
that C. B. Ryan, driver of engine ».
be paid full salary for time lost as the
result of his heroic stop of a runaway
at Spring and Ninth streets February
10, at which time he was thrown to
the ground and kicked by one of the
horses.
SEEK BIDS FOR BORING
WELLS ALONG AQUEDUCT
Expenditure of $25,000 Is Involved in
Work for Which Tenders
Are Asked
Bids for boring artesian wells along
the aqueduct, which operation will in
volve an expenditure of in the vicinity
of $?5 000, will bo opened In a short
time by the aqueduct bureau of the
water department.
The work of sinking wells, formerly
coming within the jurisdiction of the
board of public works and superin
tended by O. A. Rathborn, has been
transferred to the water department.
There are eleven wells to be bored,
specifications for which work were
made public yesterday. The city will
furnish all supplies and rigging. The
wells are to be bored a maximum
depth of 500 feet and the specifications
call for tho bid per foot. Part of the
$25,000 Involved represents piping.
WATCHORN IS APPOINTED
Former Chief Government Immigra
tion Inspector Robert Watchorn, at
one time stationed at Ellis Island, now
of this city, was yesterday appointed
to the fcos Angeles housing commis
sion by Mayor Alexander to fill ' the
vacancy left by Dr. William H. Gay,
who recently resigned. The other
members were reappolnted. They are
Dr Titian J. Coffey, chairman; Miss
Elisabeth A. Kenney, secretary; Miss
Mary A. Veeder, (i. E. Bergstrom, Dr.
Dana W. Uartk-tt and Thomas Hay
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ice and better food. Fourth and Spring.
News of the Courts
MRS. DRIGGS TO
GET NEW TRIAL
ATTORNEY'S EFFORTS ATTEND-
ED WITH SUCCESS
Application Made to Release Woman
from County Jail on Bail, the
Amount of Which Will
Be Fixed Today .
The success of Attorney Paul "VV.
Schenck's efforts to secure a new trial
for Mrs. Gertrude Driggs was assured
yesterday when notico was received
that the supremo court had denied a
rehearing of the application for a sec
ond trial by the appellate court At
torney Schenck will apply to Judge
Davis of tho criminal court today to
fix hnll for tho releases of Mrs. Driggs
from the county jail, where she has
boon confined for several months.
Mrs. Driggs was ce-nvlctfid In August
after a long trial on a charge of utter
ing a forged lease to property belong
ing to the estate of the lato John J.
Cliarnock. She was sentenced to live
years in Snn Quentin, and Attorney
Sohenck took the case to the appellate
court on Judge Davis' denial of a me- :
tion for a new trial.
Thß appellate court rendered Its de- j
cislon about two months ago, grant-,
ing a new trial on tho ground that cer
tain evidence was permitted which ha:l
no direct bearing on the case and would
tend to influence the minds of the
jurors against the accused woman.
This decislori was carried to tho su
preme court by Deputy District Attor
ney Ford, who applied to that body for
an order directing the appellate court.
to again hear an argument on the mo-
Hon for a second trial. This applica
tion was denied yesterday.
"As tho case now stands," said Attor- j
ney Schenck last night, "Mrs. Driggs
is In tho position of a person who has
never been tried and she has a. consti
tutional right to be admitted to ball.
I expect to nsk Judge Davis to fix the
amount of this bail today."
PHYSICIAN ARRESTED
ON CRIMINAL CHARGE
Dr. Galen R. Hlckok's Arraignment Is
Result of Alleged Op.
eration
Dr. Galon R, Hlckok. 632 West Sixth
street, was arrested on a grand Jury
indictment yesterday and later ar
raigned in Judge Davis 1 criminal court
oil a charge of performing a criminal
operation on Mrs. Jennie Sliko. Dr
Hickok gave cash bail of $1250 and was
released to appear again at 9:30 o'clock
Joday to plead.
The alleged offense Is said to have
been committed January 26, 1909, and
the matter came to the attention of tho
grand jury through a lunacy commis
sion proceeding several weeks ago. Tho
names, of seven persons who testlfled
before the grand Jury are affixed to
tho indictment aa witnesses against Dr.
Hickok. They are Dr. Clayton L.
Rich, Fullerton; Dr. Paul Bresee, Jen
nie Slike, Howard Sllke, Rebecca C.
Alberts, Clara C. WHmis and William
A. Boucher. One witness whose testi
mony is regarded as important is Dr.
Rich who, it is understood, told the
grand Jury of his treatment of Mrs.
Slike after the alleged operation and
that her condition was so serious that
It was feared for a time she would die.
The Investigation before the grand
Jurs was directed by Deputy District
Attorneys Ford and Hammond. Dr.
Hickok has retained Attorney Clayton
H. Moore to defend him.
ENTRIES IN BANK BOOK
LEAD TO BIGAMOUS ACT
Alleged Account of $49,000 Proves
False, and Charges Are
Preferred by Woman
Charged with bigamy by a woman ho
says he met at a spiritualistic seance,
Andrew IS. Miller, a carpenter, was
arraigned before Justice Summernelcl
yesterday and taken to the county Jail
to" await his preliminary hearing next
Monday. The complaining witness
agZsi" Miller Is Mary C. Miller, for
merly Mary C. Whitmore, 305 Alexan
dria avenue, whom he married on the
seventh of this month. The woman
says she has since learned that Miller's
first wife procured a. divorce In Febru
ary, last year, and that no final decree
hai' been granted.
Miller said he believed the formality
of obtaining this decree was unneces
sary Ho first became acquainted with
the complaining wife, he added, at a
seance and she was impressed with his
apparent wealth when he showed her
i bank book containing deposits of
$•19 000 After the marriage Mrs. Miller
discovered the figures represented
nothing.
DUDLEY JURY CHANGED
BECAUSE OF RELATIONSHIP
Father of Man Killed by Automobile
In Panel Chosen to Try Driver
of the Machine
Because H. C. Thomas, father of the,
man whose death resulted In the ar
rest of J. B. Dudley on a charge of
manslaughter, is a member of a jur.v
panel In Judgo Davis' court, tho trial
of Dudley, set for yesterday, was con
tinued until today, when the jurors
from Judge Bordwell's department will
be called into service. Members of
Judge Davis' panel will not be allowed
to serve In this trial because of their
possible friendship for Juror Thomas,
Judsro Davis explaining his attitude on
that point in this way:
••While I believe the jurors would
make special efforts to prevent them
selves from being influenced because of
their association, yet, they might be in
Home way biased."
Dudley's nutomobilfi struck and killed
Woodman J. Thomas near Broadway
and Filth street February 24, 1909.
SAIS SENTENCE POSTPONED
Motion for a new trial operated to
cause a postponement of sentence of
Ysidro Sais in Judge Willis' court yes
terday and the matter was continued
until Monday, at which time the mo
tion will be argued by Attorney R. J.
Adcoek. In the event that another
trial Is denied It Is probable that a
probationary sentence will be asked for.
Sais pleaded guilty to a charge of man
slaughter for killing Natividad O*as
il months ago.
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CUPID HALTS GRIND
OF DIVORCE COURT
Reconciliation Probable In Two Pro.
ceedlngs That Are at Present
Pending Before Judge
HOUMF
Twice in the past two days Cupid
sharpened his blunted shafts in the
divorce court, and the ehnmher, where
stories are told dally of cruelty, deser
tion, drunkenness and crime, was trans
formed into a pluee of near-happiness.
The latest rekindling of love's fire oc
curred yesterday, when Judge Houser
halted the proceedings In the trial of
the divorce suit of Attorney N. R.
Rutherford against his wife, De Rose
Rutherford, and continued the case one
week. Pending the expiration of tint
time it Is probable that the couple will
become reunited.
On Wednesday Judge Houser ordered
another case, that of Mary E. Lll'ey
against her husband, WllU:im C. Lilley,
continued to give the couple an oppor
tunity to confer on the possibility of
patching up their differences.
The stopping of yesterday's proceed
ings was due to the apparent reluctance
of either principal In the suit to s y
anything that would tend to reflect
seriously on the other in response to
the questions propounded by their re
spective attorneys, T. J. MacGowan
for the wife and S. W. Stewart for the
husband.
The divorce trial of Mary K. Hay
against her husband, William H. Hay,
Is nearing its conclusion in Judge Her
vey's court. Hay was on the wit ess
stand about an hour yesterday and
categorically denied the many accusa
tions brought against him by his wife.
Instead of swearing when she asked
him to bring in coal. Hay said he was
a willing assistant of his wife in her
household work.
A decree was granted to W. M. Appel
in his suit against Frances Appel.
The following divorce suits were
filed- David F. Hennlng against Char
lotte Hennlng, Amelia WiU'elmln-. Ross
against William Gerard Ross, Mabel B.
Farr tgainst Ralph C. Farr, Myrtle E.
Harens against Arthur L. Hnrens.
Gracie A Bo wen against Nathan M.
Bowen, and Angelina Bronellet against
Edward Bronellet.
HOSPITAL PATIENT AGAIN
CHARGED WITH FORGERY
Criminal Tendencies Recently Attrib.
uted to Early Injuries Are Mani.
tested by J. C. Quentin
J C. Quontin. who was placed on
probation several months ago, rear
rested and again released after under
going an operation at the county hos
pital! 7l»a taken to the county jail
yesterday, charged with passing bad
Quentln's first arrest was for for
gery While on probation he Is said
to have committed similar offenses,
and an Investigation in the county
lail disclosed the fact that he had
been injured on the head when he
The pressure of a piece of the skull
on Ml brain was believed to bo re
sponsible for his evil tendencies and
he underwent an operation at the
county hospital and was later released
as cured of any desire to commit
crime. Now, it is said, a number of
bad checks recently passed have been
traced to Quentin. He Will be in
Judge Wilbur's court today to explain
the affair.
NEW INCORPORATIONS
The following articles of incorpora
tion were filed in the county clerk s
offlco yesterday:
Tho Yankee Grinder, capital $10,000;
directors, C. I* Porter, M. F. Porter,
George A. Seufert.
Batchelder Brothers company, cap
ital $30,000; directors, Joseph D.
Batchelder, Robert C. Batchelder,
Thomas M. Montgomery.
Bvea Valley Oil company, capital
$S00.0O0; directors. J. P. H. Applequist,
A T Carlson, L. E. Wilson, John
Carlson, A. Nyborg. Ellas D. Brollne,
V w Sward; Kingsbury, Cal.
DANFORD MUST STAND TRIAL
Two motions having the same object,
namely, the dismissal of the charge, of
forging a telegram to C. J. O'Keefe,
were mado by W. J. Dtinford, dis
barred attorney, in Judge Davis' court
yesterday. Both were denied, and
Uanloiil's trial was set for March 17.
Application for a reduction of bail
from $3000 was also denied. Danford
nan retained Attorney L. 1... Cardwell
to defend him.
JAMES WARD BEING TRIED
ON EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE
He Is Accused by Man Who Says He
Deposited Bond When As.
sured of Position
The trial of James Ward, manager
of the Ward Investment company, on
a charge of embezzlement, was begun
before a jury in Judge Willis' crim
inal court yesterday. Ward's accuser
is Alfred Sidler, who came to Amer
ica from Switzerland early last year
and arrived In Los Angeles about the
middle of November. November IS,
he said, he called at Ward's office in
response to an advertisement for a
man to work on a ranch.
"The position was taken by some
body else," I was told," Sidler testi
fied, "but Ward offered me another,
which, he said, would require a cash
bond of $300."
Sidler gave tho money, representing
almost his entire resources. He was
placed at work listing real estate In a
email town, but became suspicious
when Ward failed to answer his let
ters and returned to Los Angeles, de
manded receipts for his money from
Ward and says he was given two
promissory notes. He did not discover
the nature of these papers for sev
eral days, when, he said, his demand
for the return of his money was re
fused by Ward and the latter's arrest
followed. The trial will be resumed
today.
OBTAINS JUDGMENT OF
$26 FOR LOSS OF FOWL
Injuries Following the Allegations of
Chicken Theft Settled in Justice
Summerfield's Court
Justice Summerfleld yesterday gave
judgment of $26 In favor of E. C.
Lockard in his suit against H. Bert
Lowell, 1139 West Twenty-seventh
street, for $299 damages on account
bf personal injuries. Trouble occurred
between the two men in December,
when Lockard's thoroughbred Minorca
rooster disappeared. Peering through
a knothole in the Lowell barn, he said,
he saw Lowell with the fowl, and ac
cusations of theft were met with the
retort that Lockard was untruthful.
Blows followed, and Lockard was
seriously hurt. The judgment repre
sents the expense due to his illness.
VICTIMS OF STREET CAR
ACCIDENT ARE IMPROVING
No Deaths Expected from Overturn.,
ing of "Electric" at Sharp
Estrella Curve
The persons injured in the accident
Wednesday night, when an inbound
University car went off the rails and
turned over at Twenty-third street and
Estrella avenue, were reported resting
comfortably yesterday.
Miss Clara Igo, the most seriously
injured, had recovered somewhat from
the shock, and at her apartments, 620
South Grand avenue, it was reported
she was rapidly recovering. A. A. Gil
housen, who suffered a fracture of the
right arm and left leg, will be confined
to ills rooms in the Zelda apartments
for several weeks. Thonias P. Mc-
Laughlin, who sustained severe bruises
of the head and a laceration of tho
neck, was able to bo about yesterday.
The railway company yesterday
began an investigation to fix the re
sponsibility of the accident. Accord
ing to passengers of tho car, Motor
miiH A. Mebius either lost control of
his motor or did not realize he was
taking a sharp curve at a high rate
of speed.
NEW PATENTS GRANTED
The Pioneer patent agency reports
the following* list of patents granted
to inventors of Soutlipvn California for
tho week ending February S. 1910: Lee
Callahan, San DtagO, material trans
ferring apparatus; 'William 11. Cres
well, Los Angeles, oil burner; Theo
dore Eratraan, Los Angeles, plant for
concrete construction; Louia H. Frey
muth, Los Angeles, heating apparatus;
Honry S. Marvin, San Diego, range;
Spencer G. Neal, Los Angeles, valve
for blending hot anJ told luids;. Spen
cer G. Neal. Los Angeles, ball cock
valve and operating means therefor;
Klmer F. Rudern, L"s Angeles, con
denser; Walter K. ri.iiulhan'. Pasaili'na.
tire air pressure gauge: James A. Stu
art. Highland, door (heck; Henry J.
Swartz, Alhambra, foldable stool or
table; Charles A. Vanderborg, Los An
geles, apparel hanser.
JURY NOT FOUND IN
DOLPH GREEN CASE
Twelve Men in Box When the Court
Closes, but Peremptory Chal
lenges are Still
Open
Tlio trial of Dolph M. Green, Harry
O. Conner and R. E. Ivett, jointly
charged with criminal conspiracy to
defraud on complaint of J. H. Um
berger, began in Police Judge Rose' 3
court yesterday afternoon. When
court adjourned at 5 o'clock yester
day afternoon a Jury had not been
impaneled, and it is thought tha
greater part of today's session will be
occupied in obtaining a Jury.
I Seventy-five veniremen were exam
! ined and twelve men were in the box
| at adjournment, but as the defense or
prosecution had not exercised peremp
tory challenges, the matter of filling
the Jury quickly is uncertain.
Attorney Eari Rogers, for the de
fense, made a sensational statement,
which he afterward withdrew. Rogers
stated he believed that in obtaining
talesmen prejudice had been used in
getting automobile dealers. His point
Ml obvious, for the charge agajpst
the three defendants is for selling a
half interest to Umberger of what was
represented as an automobile garage.
Umberger in his complaint states tho
building was simply an old barn con
taining two second-hand autos, and
he lost $300 as the result of false mis
representations.
Judge Rose asked the seventy-five
veniremen to state who were engaged
in the auto business, and ten stood,
up. Tho patrolmen who summoned
the talesmen was called to tho st
and denied that he was instructed
tried to obtain auto dealers to s«. <
on the Jury. Attorney Rogers t
apologized for his remark, stati'g
that he was satisfied that his infon
tlon was not correct.
The case la the second agr-
Green, tho jury having disagreed n
a similar case Tuesday night. Tli
is a third charge of the same natJia
still pending against Green, the com -
plainant being V. V. Kane.
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