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CHICKERING j Grand and Upngnc nanos. The exquisite sing ing tone of the Chickering appeals to every musician, every singer, as no other piano does. Its remarkable power, its carrying, singing tone, combined with its great durability, have caused it , to be looked upon in every musical center of the world as the standard of excellence. Uprights . . . $600 Up Grands . ." . $750 Up * / You may purchase a Chickering on very con venient terms, i Special Popular Music 10c \ Tim HOUSE OF MUSICAL QUALITY. Southern California Music Co. 332-334 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal. Merchants BankandTrustC*. £££*■ flrtnchei: Plh ana HUB IAQ 11 C Rrno^nriiir Tr«n»««t« * Oener&l Hank- MSI Inuth Koov.r strut -4UV-11 9. DrOaUWdy .„» and Trurt Bu«1b«««. 1 t —— "THE BEAUTIFUL" Verdugo Canyon \=\ Tract 1 -"""""""" 'J One Mile from Glendale / Running Mountain Stream - v Large Parks— Oak Trees Only 20 Minutes' Ride AN IDEAL COUNTRY HOME SPECIAL EXCURSION . ,' NEXT FEBRUARY 20 , . . Salt Lake Railroad will run a special train from First Street Depot to VERDUGO PARK— cents round trip. TRAIN LEAVES 10 A. M. AND 2-P. M. You will enjoy the Most Beautiful trip in Southern California. Take your lunch and prepare to spend n the day among the trees. '. Beautiful booklet mailed on request. ; > JOHN A. PIRTLE 401-2 Unidn Trust Bldg. / • _ \ Telephone F6643 Los Angeles, Cal. BANQUET TICKETS SELLING RAPIDLY Every Place Will Be Taken at Cham. ber of Commerce Annual Affair on Washington's Birthday Anniversary The sale of tickets to the annual banquet of the chamber of commerce at Levy's cafe Washington's birthday, February 22, will close Monday night. Thirty tickets out of 450 remain and these probably will be disposed of b« fore Monday. Robert Marsh has been chosen chair man of the reception committee of forty members who will take care of the guests. The committee Is composed of Fred L. Alles, Willard Arnott, W. G. Barnwell, R. W. Burnham, E. W. Brltt, G. A. Brock, W. A. Bonynge, Fred Baker, F. J. Brownsteln, R. H. Ballard, S. S. Booth, J. Ross Clark, A. L. Cheney, J. E. Coffin, A. B. Cass. L. K. Chase, J. C. Drake, W. H. Davis, C A. Elder, H. M. Elchelborger, E. J. Eisemeyer, Walter Fisher, Philip Forve, L. C. Gates, C. W. Gafes, T. E. Gibbon, Dr. Frank Gordaru M. F. Ihmsen, W. P. Jeffries, E. G. Jud;Ui> E F. C. Klokke, L. Klmble, W. G. Kerckhoff, C. L- Logan, M. Lissner, Logan "the Hatter," W. D. Ln-ngyear, Joseph R. Loftus, S. P. Mulford, D. A. MacNeil, J. D. Merceroau, Louis M. Myers, Lloyd W. Moultrie, C. C. Muel ler D C. McGarvin, Dr. P. B. McAr thur, J. H. Nightingale, Lee A. Phillips, X S Paully, E. R. Potter, J. N. Rus sell J Spence, J. M. Schneider, Mar shall Stlmson, V. H. Tuttle. E. P. Teas dale A. H. Voight, C. S. Walton, Gil bert Wright, A. J. Wallace, Leo Young worth. DANCE OLD VIRGINIA REEL The old-time Virginia reel, Just as they used to danre in the days before the American revolution, was the fea ture of a unique entertainment given last nifiht in Symphony ball, Blandiard building, under the auspices of the Kaeh and All nociety In commemora tion of the birthday of George Wash ington. The proceeds from the enter tainment go to charity. LEGISLATION THEME OF EXPERT'S SPEECH John Z. White, Exponent of Initiative, Referendum and Recall, Appears Before Students of High School John Z. White, probably the best known exponent of direct legislation In the United States, associated with the Henry George Lecture association, spoke yesterday to the students of the Los Angeles high school in the school auditorium. -. I . Mr. White's subject was the "Ini tiative, Referendum and Recall." He attempted to show that legislation in this field would be of benefit to the people. . Mr. White said in part: "Direct legislation is in operation In Oregon, Montana, South Dakota, Ok lahoma, Missouri and Maine, and to some degree in Nevada and Utah. Municipalities in Oregon, California and other states possess this power in varying degree. It is part and parcel of all newer movements toward better government,! and—none who possess it show any tendency to drop it. "Government of some sort we must have. Two sorts are possible. One, government by all of the people; the other, government by part of the peo ple. A government by part of the peo ple always finally uses Its power to the disadvantage of thos* who have no voice in its action. Government by the whole people is the only form that necessarily enlists morals and self In terest on the same side. And this is not because the whole people are morally, intellectually or otherwise better, but because It is physically im possible for the whole people to profit ably swindle themselves." ■ ; : Mr. White will be in Southern Cali fornia about ten days, speaking in the various municipalities under the aus pices of the Direct Legislation league of California. . ...,, - - *■ WELL KNOWN ACTOR DIES PHILADELPHIA, Feb. IS.—George Holland, formerly a well known ai'tor of the old school died yesterday, aged 64. I LOS ANGELES HERALD SATI ISDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY ». 1910. CARNEGIE LAUDS COL. ROOSEVELT IRONMASTER ON HIS WAY TO SANTA BARBARA 'WILL GREET "BWANA TUMBO" WHEN HE REACHES LONDON i Man of Many Millions Has Warm Words of Praise for Former President and His Successor Andrew Carnegie, ironmaster and philanthropist, just "dropped off" hero a few minutes ye?terday on his way to Santa Barbara. His private car, the Olivette, was in the Southern Pa- i clflo train shed a little over two hours, j but he only left it to g>t the air In a! brief stroll up and down the plat- j form. Los Angeles officially greeted him the instant his train pulled in from the j east. Mayor Alexander and Chief of j Police Galloway were at the -station i and introduced themselves to Charle3l R. Taylor of Pittsburgh who is accom- I panying Mr. Carnegie and his wife and daughter, Margaret, on this trip. Mr. Tayor presented them to the iron king. "Scotchmen, by St. Andrew," he laughingly exclaimed. As the result of the chat ho had with the mayor and the chief, Mr. Carnegie will re turn to Los Angeles in a week or so and pass a day or two here. Just before the train for Santa Bar bara was leaving, Mr. Carnegie alight ed from his car and strolled along the platform on the arm of his valet. He greeted the newspaper men pleasantly and permitted himself to be inter viewed—briefly. The reporters felt like discussing Roosevelt with him, and that happened to bo a subject very much to his liking. He warmed to it readily. Admirer of Roosevelt The noted financier and philanthro pist is a great admirer of Theodore Roosevelt. He shows it in his every word and manner when the former president's, name is mentioned. His eyes sparkled with almost boy ish anticipation as he said that he is planning to go to Ijondon May 15 to greet Roosevelt when he returns from his famous expedition in Africa. / "I wish I could be the first man to step up and shake his hand whgn he gets there," said Mr. Carnegie. Encouraged to comment further op Roosevelt, Mr. Carnegie said: "Roose velt is one of the greatest men in this wide world. Ho Is a statesman of rare wisdom. He is unselfish. He is absolutely without guile. He loves his country and its people, and when he was president ho based his policies on a knowledge of the nation's needs that few men in public life possess." Mr. Carnegie also spoke admiringly of President Taft. He believes him to be an honest, able executive. "He is carrying out Roosevelt's policies," he said. "I admire that in him, too." He praised President Taft's policy with respect to the establishment of a court of commerce. He agrees with Mr Taft that a high tribunal of in fallible integrity which shall judge lower court wrangles iB one of the in stitutions most' needed today. Off for Santa Barbara Mr. Carnegie will be Mr. Taylor's guest at Santa Barbara. His visit hero was contemplated last Christmas when Mr. Taylor, who has a cottage at Santa Barbara, drew him the alluring picture of the balmy midwinter climate. Mr. Taylor says he thinks it was his description of the golf links in the mis sion coast town that drew his dis tinguished guest there, for the iron king, though 74 years old, is a devotee of the sport. When Mr. Carnegie stepped from his car in the Southern Pacific depot yes terday it was the first time he has set foot in L,os Angeles for nearly twenty years. He plainly showed the fatigue of travel. He looked tired and pale. Nevertheless, he says he fs feeling well and expects to gain considerably in Santa Barbara. "Mr. Taylor swears it will do wonders for me," he smiled, "so you see it's up to him to 'make good,' as the boys Mr Carnegie's party was Joined at Pasadena by J. A. Potter, formerly a business partner to the iron king. He accompanied them to this city and will later visit Mr. Carnegie at Santa Barbara. MAY ASK CARNEGIE TO HELP LIBRARY Assistance for Branches In Los An. geles Likely to Be Requested of Celebrated Mil. llonairo Branch libraries for Los Angeles may bo the subject that Andrew Car negie will be asked to consider when he returns to this city next week. An active movement to Interest the Iron master In furnishing the money for a number of branch libraries will prob ably be started the llrst of next week, when the mayor and the library board expect to hold a conference. It is known that it is useless to try to Induce Mr. Carnegie to provide the money for a large public library, as he does not feol his money Is well in vested in that way. He wants his li braries to bo within the reach of those people who cannot readily get to a largo library. He refused to give New York city the money for a general library, but provided $5,000,000 for the establishment of branches, and he has done the samo la a number of other cities. While Mayor Alexander would not commit himself yesterday, it Is under stood that the subject of libraries for Los Angeles was discussed by him and the laird of Skibo when the mayor and Chief of Police Galloway met Mr. Carnegie in his private car when it came in on the Santa Fe yesterday. What Mr. Carnegie will do toward establishing branch libraries in Los Angeles probably depends largely on what Los Angeles Is willing to do. His usual plan is to furnish the monoy for the buildings after the municipality has furnished the sites and guaranteed to provide a certain amount each year for maintenance of the libraries. While the city already has about ANDREW CARNEGIE —— ———— —— » ■* « 2 *rV^3 c^^c} r- - - I ten branches, it does not own the buildings in which they are located. CARNEGIE KISSES LASSIE WHO HANDS HIM ROSES [Special to The Herald.] . SANTA BARBARA, Feb. 18.—Andrew Carnegie, upon his arrival here this evening, was given an enthusiastic re ception by a large number of citizens, headed by the Caledonian club.. To the strains of "The Campbells Are Com ing," played on bagpipes, Mr. Carnegie stepped fromthe train and was escort ed to his carriage. He responded to the demonstration .with a few remarks and kissed the lassie who handed him a bunch of roses. As his carriage drove away La Monaca's band played "Blue Bells of Scotland." Mr. Carnegie will be a guest for three months at the Potter hotel, where H. W. Taft, brother of the president, alpo 1b stopping. It Is sold the two will be matched to play on the golf links here. MAYOR LLOYD OBJECT OF RECALL PETITION DISAPPOINTED POLICE CHIEF CANDIDATE TROUBLESOME S. P. Ruiz Says Santa Barbara's Chief Executive Had Promised Him Position Held by James Ross [Special to The Herald.} SANTA BARBARA, Feb. 18.—Peti tions are at present being circulated calling for the recall of Mayor Clio F. Lloyd, recently elected thle city's chief executive. B. P. Ruiz, disappointed applicant for chief of police, is the most active in the effort. Ruiz claims that Lloyd promised him the place now occupied by James Ross, and when the new mayor reappolnted lioss the recall agitation was started. The ambition of Ruiz to be chief of police dates back two years, during the municipal campaign when the same candidates for mayor were In the field. At that time the report was so per sistent that Lloyd had promised the place to Ruiz, that Lloyd felt called upon to publish a card in the news papers denying the sto^y. The recall provision of the charter states that a petition, to be effective, must have signers to the number equal ing 25 per -ent of the total vote cast at the previous election. This means that the petitions now in the field must bear 544 names before the council can consider the request to call a special election. The petitions do not name a candidate to oppose Lloyd, should the plan work out; but Such an opposing candidate, or candidates, can be nomi nated in the regular manner, by peti tion should the agitation bear the fruit expected by its promoters. GOVERNMENT RESORTED TO FORCE METHODS, IS CHARGE Attorney for Defendants in Timber Fraud Trial Claims Witness Was Put in the "Sweat Box" BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 18.—During the examination today of (Juy L.. Wilson at the trial here of Kettenbach, Kester and Dwyer for alleged timber land frauds, Attorney Tannahill charged the government's counsel with resorting to "sweat-box" methods in an effort to obtain from the witnesses statements favorable to the prosecution's slue of the case. Tannahill sought to place the re sponsibility for the alleged tactics on the attorneys and agents of the gov ernment. He charged these persons had taken Wilson, an alleged "dummy" entry man, Into inquisitorial chambers last night and to force him to make certain Statements on the wit ness stand which were not true. Wil son, however, denied on the stand an attempt had been made to intimidate him. Four more allaged "dummy" entry men testified today. MAJOR ANDROUS LAID TO REST POMONA, Feb. IS.—Maj. B, N. An drous was buried from St. Paul's Episcopal church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Franklin Bugbee of ficiating and Southern California cotn mandoiy of this city acting, as escort. After the services at the church the remains were taken to the Clarernont cemetery, where the Knights Templar burial service was carried out. Most of the business houses here closed as a mark of respect to the deceased from 2 to 3 p. m. INSISTS MERGER IMPROVED LINES CLAIMS S. P. AND U. P. ROADS STRENGTHENED KRUTTSCHNITT TRIES TO SHOW BENEFIT OF UNION Declares Everything That Could Be Done to Render Greater Conven. ience to Public Had Been Done Since Combine [Associated Fresst N"EW YORK, Feb. 18.—Efforts to Im prove the Union and Southern Pacific systems since the merger of the two railroads were related by Vice Presi dent Julius Kruttschnitt of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific systems when he resumed the witness stand today at the hearing of the govern ment's suit to dissolve the merger. On the Union Pacific, Mr. Krutt schnitt said, in the eignt years ended in 19U9 there had been provided 552 loco motives, 2586 passenger cars. 12.41 M freight cars, 707 work cars, 2428 miles of new steel rails, 88,258 feet of wooden bridges replaced and 5919 feet of Iron and concrete bridges constructed. On the Southern Pacific in the same eight years there were 920 new locomo tives, 888 passengef cars, 26,471 new freight cars, 2489 work cars, 3970 miles of new steel rails, 136,411 feet of wooden bridges replaced and 49,826 feet of iron or concrete bridges constructed. Another item showed that during the period named 17,210,000 feet of new cross ties were laid on the Union Pa cific and 24,373,000 on the Southern Pa cific. The witness described the new facil ities and methods made by the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific since 1902 to meet the demands of increased freight traffic. He thought the freight service was as good as that provided by any of the other transcontinental lines; "if it weren't we wouldn't get the business," remarked Mr. Kruttschnitt. He thought all the big lines were working- along the same plans to Im prove the service, and the best service was that which had the most efficient train loading and car loading. Train Load Is Increased Mr. Kruttschnitt explained that since the old schedules were superseded the company had increased its trainloid greatly and had taken every possible means to expedite the movement of a traffic which had expanded remarkably in volume. The schedule of recent years, the witness declared, was the best possible that could be given under conditions which preclude an increase of rates in the face of an increase In the price of labor and materials. The mainte nance of a fast freight, he added, tend ing at all times, also, to affect all other traffic unfavorably. - Mr. Kruttschnitt said that, notwith standing criticisms of the mail service to San Francisco, the present sched ule, though longer in hours, brings the mail into San Francisco early, admit ting of its delivery that day, which woi not possible under tha old schedule. In one year on the two mail routes government fines aggregated $62,330, or 2 per cent of the entire revenue for carrying the mails, said Kruttschnitt. It was becaAse of these fines that the railroads had revised their mail sched ules, he declared. Some figures were given showing that the taxes on the Union Pacific had increased from $225 a mile in 1901 to $424 in 1909, or 89 per cent, and on the Southern Pacific from $201 in 1901 to $393 a mile in 1909, or 91 per cent. Kruttschnitt declared that the whole condition of the system was much bet ter than before the merger. The witness, questioned about tho Sunset route to San Francisco by way of Galveston, said the terminal was changed from New Orleans to Galves ton to provide better transfer facilities from boat to train than were available at Algiers, across the river from New Orleans. S. P. WILL ERECT STEEL PLANT AT SACRAMENTO Million-Dollar Works, to Recast Old Rails, Planned at State Capital SACRAMENTO, Feb. IS—According to reports received in this city today, the Southern Pacific company Is plan ning to erect a large steel plant in ad dition to its railroad shops in Sacra mento. The company is now compelled to send the broken, wornout and castoft' steel to the plants in the east tfl be worked over. Steel castings and ma chinery all como from the east now. It is said that the proposed plant will be for the purpose of using up the many hundreds of thousands of tons of steel now piled in the yards in this ° It'is also reported that the entire ar rangement of the shops here will be changed. An outlay of more than a million dollars is contemplated. THREE HUNDRED AT PICNIC The annual basket picnic of the Carroll County, 111., association this week at Grand Army hall, Pnsadcnn, was one of the most successful ever held by the association. More than 300 persons were registered, who listened to an address by Judge Morriam of Pasadena and songs by Alex Barnes. The basket luncheons were spread and much enjoyed by the participants. The following officers were elected: K. E. Rhodes, president; Mrs. Mary B. Pur cell, vice president; R. B. Hallett, sec retary; H. T. Brainard, treasurer. The association decided to hold Its annual meetings horeafter on Washington's birthday. The next annual meeting will bo held In Los Angeles. CHAPLIN SENTENCE POSTPONED Judge Wellborn postponed sentence of Frank N. Chaplin and David H. Chaplin found guilty by a jury in the United States district court of con spiracy to defraud the government of desert lands in the ■ Imperial valley, until Monday. Attorneys for the do •fense have beon given time to prepare papers necessary to sue out a writ of error. The Angers grill naa excellent gerr !c« and better food. Fourth and Spring. BARGAIN BASEMENT Boys' Suits $2.48! How Can (£ O /lO You Sell Them for . . jjsh± "I would not make 1;|l them for you for that" /f ;i.- T\ —exclaimed a cloth- ing maker to whom &^| ° < I^f we showed our Bar- 12!| I :™JMp gain the other day— " 1 '| —They are not regular —not by I*M<^^*-**'| a long shot —If we had gone back II \v^^' ,k '* to buy these suits the very day ' 1 -v* t\ after we did we wouldn't have been able to get them. —If we had gone two months be- il| ' iM fore, $5.00 would be closer than ,\if|L JO fls 1 $2.48 to the price in these head- -i* !I*F:s^k. —We were in the nick of time to furnish the finale to the season's business for this maker. —The Bargains we won are —Boys' Suits, $2.48 Don't miss them. Bargain Basement. JAPAN IS RINGING WITH ARMY SCANDAL Steamer Empress of China Brings News of Widespread Criticism and Charges of Graft in the Mikado's Empire VICTORIA, B. C. Feb. 18.—Investi gations are to be made into alleged army scandals in Japan, according to news received by the Empress of China, which arrived today. The Nochi Shim bun charges gross irregularities, and two other Tokio papers allege scandals. The Nichi Michi says the army esti- mates contain many irregularities, that "corruption is deep-rooted and wide spread" and that collusion between army officers and contractors is an open secret. The secrecy of army ad ministration has offered great scope for graft, it says, and investigation is necessary. The Nichi Midi! blames the situation to the exclusive control of the army by certain clansmen and the secrecy. The Hochi Shimbun says the army is being secretly expanded and, whereas nine teen divisions only were authorized, there are twenty, the funds for main taining the extra division being secured from diverting appropriations. The Hochl says not more than a third of the amount provided for clothing, boots, etc., is expended for the purpose. The. paper continues: "A large proportion goes Into the pockets of the officers." LIVE SUNDAY SCHOOLS AID CHURCH, SAYS SPEAKER Many Pointed Anecdotes Used by Rev. D. F. Howe in Speech Before Methodist Convention Rev. D. F. Howe opened the evening session of the Methodist' Sunday school convention last night with devotional exercises, after which Dr. Blake spoke on "Methodism's New Awakening." In an address teeming with pointed anec dote, he strove to impress upon his hearers that the churches which were most successful today owed their suc cess to their efforts in building up live and vigorous Sunday schools, trusting to them to Interest their elders in the church. He pointed out that the only way for the teacher to gain the con fidence and interest of the child is to enter with spirit into his most con suming pleasure, which with boys is generally athletics, and having done all in his power to further that pleas ure, to depend upon the child's sense of honor to induce conscientious effort to apply the things presented for his spiritual good. The afternoon session yesterday was opened by devotional exercises by the Rev. Alfred Inwood. Bishop Edwin H. Hughes delivered an address on "Christ's Teaching About Childhood." in which he deplored the doctrine of "Infant Damnation," draw ing for illustration on the status of the children in the old Jewish church, as revealed in study of the Old Testa ment, and their status In the early Christian era as depicted by Paul in the New Testament. Bishop Hughes said: "Although the doctrines of Methodism are so broad today that al most any angle of an argument can be supported by quotations from Methodist sermons, the' church Is too full of people who are prone to make quotations without regard to the con text, thus perverting the entire argu ment and rendering their position fal lacious." Mrs. M. S. Lamoreaux, a prominent Chicago Sunday school worker, gave an address on "Later Childhood," in which she detailed some of the methods wftich made her boys' classes the most popular in Chicago. Classified Ad. Section MANY NEW MEMBERS FOR LOCAL Y.M.C.A. Postoffice Multiplane, with Wm. H. Harrison at Helm, Leads in the Novel Race Instituted by the Association The Young: Men's Christian associa tion's aviation contest for new mem bers is proving successful in a gratify ing way, and those in active charge of the meet are proving themselves ef ficient in gathering in new men to the association. Just which particular air ship is in the lead now will not be of ficially made public until this evening, although the Postofflce multiplane, with William H. Harrison as aviator, seems to be at the head of the list. This airship will be closely pressed by the Autoplane under the command of L. B. Jones, however, and many of those interested seem to think thi3 latter machine will win In the end. Another machine which is also mak ing its way toward the top is the Dyas-Gibbon dirigible, under the able command of B. H. Dyas and T. K. Gibbon. The crew of this machine i 9 made up largely of dormitory men, who have a large circle of friends in the city, and they are taking every advantage at their command in order to secure members. The Musical Frenchman is the name given to the machine which is under command of Prof. J. B. Dupuy. A number of well known clergymen are assisting in the handling of this craft. Rev. R. P. Howell of the Trinity M. E. church, South, arrived yesterday morn ing with three new members and was taken into the confidence, of the pilot of the Musical Frenchman and relieved of the applications. The membership campaign Is hotter perhaps in the Triangle and the boys' department even than in the upper campaign. The young men in the Triangle department have organize, l very systematically and are bringing in a large number of workers. There are two teams in the field, the students and the workers. They are daily giving away a membership with full privileges of the gymnasium, plunge and different attractions. This is attached to the balloon that is sent up from the roof garden every afternoon. Paul Phillips and Robert G. Paulson are handling the crews of the Triangle cadets. BIG REUNION PLANNED BY ODD FELLOWS AT SEASHORE Between 10,000 and 15,000 Members of the Order Expected at Long Beach April 26 Arrangements are being made for a general reunion of the Odd Bellows of Southern California April 26 at Long Beach. From lu.ooo to 15,000 persons aro expected to be present. Special trains will be run from Covina, Pasadena, Santa Ana, Whittier and Glendale at reduced rates. A military parade of the Odd Fel lows of the uniform rank will be the feature of the day, and a big dance at the auditorium at night. Concerts will be held during the afternoon and even ing by the Long Beach municipal band. FOUND DEAD IN HOTEL D. M. Handy of San Bernardino, who registered at the Arcade hotel, Fifth street and Central avenue, several days ago under the name of J. H. Jones, wan found dead in a chair in his room at that place yesterday. Heart failure is thought to have caused death. Little is known of the dead man. His body was taken to the undertaking estab lishment of Orr & Edwards, and the coroner will have an autopsy per formed to determine the exact cause of death.