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HOMESEEKERS ALLEGE fRAUD YUMA 'LINERS' ASSERT THEY WERE FLEECED CLAIM "LOCATORS" MADE SOME MONEY ON DEAL Order Issued by Ballinger Abolishing Numbers Given Out by Police Will Be Resisted to the Last Ditch << onlinural from l'nirc Our) and he is so determined to possess one of the forty-acre tracts that he de clared he would bo among the first to institute legal proceedings to contest filings that would conflict with thr rights of those who are undergoing privation to obtain a farm. May File Contests "If we, men nnd women who have sacrificed and borne privation like sol diers, are defeated in carrying out the plan of 'first come, first served' and others file on the farms we have se lected," said one patriarchial home seeker, ai ha tugged at his chin whisker and Chewed nervously on a cigar stub, "we will file contests against their ap plications. If it is necessary we will appeal to the federal courts over the head of Ballinger and seek our rights there. We were led to believe by the circulars we received in response to our written queries that a line would be formed and that those who wero in It would be recipients of the IT3 parcels of Yuma land. "True, there is a small percentage of men represented here who may be classed as speculators. I can count four men within my range of Vision now who I have set down as specula tors, but this is something we cannot halt. There are speculators in every thing." Here the old man's talk ended ab ruptly. A messenger boy entered the room out of breath and thrust a yellow .envelope into the fingers of H. H. Bacon, chairman of the committee which telegraphed Sunday to Secretary of the Interior Ballinger and Senator Frank P. Flint, asking them to do ail they could to recognize the police num bers and line instead of the order of Secretary Ballinger which directed Register Buren to "Rent a hall or a j ball park" to conduct the parceling in Faces wreathed In smiles blanched when the yellow sheet of paper flut tered from the envelope. A hissing sound of indrawn breath, and here and there a sigh or a half stifled groan was heard. That slip of yellow paper might dash their hopes, or it might raise them. Neither knew which, and none dared ask. Chairman Bacon mounted a box be fore he opened the ominous yellow paper. He waved his hand for silence, and then perused the message before making known Its wording. His eyes, raised a moment later, told neither good news nor bad. The crowd held Its breath, and then emitted It with a sigh "Read it," came voices from all over the hall. "We can't stand the suspense," cried one of the women. Bacon, slow and ponderous, read the message in a monotone, as If puzzled. Then he exclaimed: "Why, it is noth ing; it merely confirms what we al ready knew." Here is the message: "H. H. Bacon, Landseekers' Commit tee: Regulations for orderly and equit able opening of Yuma lands have is sued. Line and numbers forbidden." The occupants of the room were stunned apparently for a moment. Then, they too, realized that the message, which was signed "Dennett, commissioner of lands," simply con firmed the message received Saturday night by Register Buren from Secre tary of the Interior Ballinger. The room Instantly filled with a buzzing of questions, and when a lank land seeker, wearing the star of a special deputy sheriff, shouted. "What •shall ■we do, stick?" there came one massive voice, "You bet we will stick." They Will Remain Chairman Bacon calmed the land seekers with a gesture, and announced it was "the concensus of opinion that we remain as we were." "We will not regard the cards given us by the police only for our own guidance," he said, "but we will main tain our line, and we will wait. We are not fighting the government, nor Secretary Ballinger. All we ask is fair treatment and a square deal, and I be lieve we will get it." When quiet had been restored, W. S. McMannon, holder of the right of the line, his ticket being No. 1, suggested that as many unfair, conflicting state ments were getting- into the public print, it might not be a bad idea to organize a committee on publicity. His suggestion was placed in the form of a motion, and when it had car ried Don Orrill, chairman of the "liners"; H. H. Bacon, chairman of the telegraph committee; ('. C. Clark, treasurer, and C. R. Bunker, secretary of the organization, were selected as the committee. After this came the statement that ticket Xo. 44, which la in the possession of Police Captain Dixon, had been can celed. The line has been closed up by the man possessing ticket No. 4u mov ing up one, and so on down the line. chief of Police Galloway was a lit tle amazed when he learned that gos sip had connected his name with one of the places in the line. •'lt is ridiculous and scarcely worthy of a denial," was his comment. Register nuren received no informa tion yesterday from his superior, Fred Dennett, commissioner of lands. "The message received by Mr. Bacon confirms the one I received from Sec retary Ballinger," he said. "His tele gram to ni" said that my instructions were in the mail. Until I receive them I shall be unable to say how the Yuma land will be parceled. I may be directed to rent a hall er a bail park. How the land is to be parceled, I do not know. It may go in a drawing, lots may be drawn vhere there are two or more applicants for the same Rosy Cheeks or Pale Ones? A moment's reflection with your mirror will give the hint as to the condition of your system. 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That Is all I know down to date." , TAKES THREE SUITS OF CLOTHES; HELD AS THIEF Irate Merchant Chases Customer Up Street and Into Hands of Two Policemen Without waiting to look up the size of the clothing or ask the proprietor to wrap up the bundle Francisco Ruiz is alleged to have rushed out of the clothing store of Charles Gross, 134 North Main street, last night with three suits of clothing under his arm. A number of persons were attracted by the frantic cries of the aged clothing dealer as he started in pursuit, yelling "Stop, thief!" and "He stole the best of the suits!" Ruiz ran north on Main streets, with the irate dealer close behind, and into the arms of Patrolmen Ammon and Windsor. He was locked up at police head quarters, charged with larceny. TABLE OF TBMHBBATI Ki:s Stations. Has. Mln. Hisinank, N. D 2 — Bosl.m, Mass 4(i M lliillulti. >'. V 44 34 Calgary, Alberta —« — 18 < iiarleMon, S. C 40 42 Chicago, H1.... 38 28 Cincinnati, oiiio 48 40 Cleveland, Olilo 4-; Bli Denver. Colo 24 11 Flagstaff, Ariz 30 20 (ialveston, Texas 64 S8 Havre, Mont 2 — 1* Honolulu, 8 ii- mi 7(1 Kiiumih City, Mo 38 10 KnoxviUe, Term S3 38 Liltl* lliK'k, Ark 50 38 Los Angeles 64 411 Mi.nm..in -r\ , Ala 50 4ti New Orleans, La 60 63 New lork 4« 38 Oklahoma, Okla S2 24 Omaha, Neli 22 I'ittsuure, la 48 43 rocatello, liltlllo 32 22 Portland, Ore 44 30 Reoo, Nev 43 2H St. Louis, Mo 42 26 St. I'aul, Minn 1(( —6 "'alt I.ake City 36 26 San Antonio, Texan "8 50 San FrancKco ■' 64 46 Sania Fe, N. M 40 3J Seattle, Waull 43 38 Washington, I». C 30 83 LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 1910. MARY DOLAN AND BERTHA RATCLIFFE CRANDALL GIVEN ROAD CONTRACT WILL BUILD HIGHWAY FROM TOLUCA TO HOLLYWOOD BIDS ON FOUR ROAD ROLLERS SUBMITTED TO COMISSION Clash Occurs Before Supervisors as Proposals Are Presented for Electric Burglar Safe Sustem The contract for the construction of a county road extending 6470 feet from Toluca to the northwestern part of the former city of Hollywood was awarded to W. N. Crandall yesterday by the board of county supervisors at the reg ular weekly meeting, on the recom mendation of the highway commission. Crandall's bid was for $12,935 and was the only one presented. Bids for four road rollers for the county roads also were received and opened. There was a lengthy discus sion by the board as to these bids. Out of three bids received, only one was according to the specifications. The bids presented by the Henshay Buckley company of San Francisco, which was for a 12-ton roller for $3400, and a bid of George A. Rogers for $3000 were in the form of letters and did not corre spond with the specifications, which called for a roller of 13 tons. The only bid which corresponded with specifica tions was that of the Kelly Springfield Road Roller company for four 13-ton rollers for $14,200, or each roller for 18600. Supervisor Kldridge, in discussing the. bids, said that in case the bid of the Kelly Springfield company was accept ed it would appear as though the speci fications had been drawn for that com pany only. The matter was finally re ferred to the highway commission for its recommendations. Vault Bids Received > Bids were presented by the American Bank and Protection company and the Sale Vault and Protection company for the electric burglar safe system to be Installed in the county treasurer's offlca in the new hall of records. The bid of the American Bank and Protection company was for $6330 for their best system and $5850 for a different system with a cheaper door. The bid of the Safe Vault and Protection company was $4100 for the best system and $3500 for an inferior one. It appears that these two companies have been fighting for this contract for some time. Charges were made by the American Bank and Protection com pany, through Its attorney, B. E. Page, against the Safe Vault and Protection company, of an infringement of the former's patent, and that in case the contract was awaiwd them, they would apply for an Injunction restraining them from entering into the contract. Arthur J. Kercher, engineer for the Safe Vault and Protection company, and formerly with the American Bank and Protection company, stated that he handled all the patents of the latter company while he was connected" with that firm, and that the patents of the Safe Vault and Protection company do not In any way infringe on the patents of the other company. He also stated that the patents of his company are ten years ahead of those of the other company. _ . , Temporary System Offered The Safe Vault ami Protection com pany, as an inducement for an accept ance of their bid, offered to install a temporary system in the present treas urer^ office for $1000, and upon the In stallation of the system in the new office would creJlt that amount on the new contract. The matter was taken under advisement by the board for one week. C. E. Payne was appointed county oil commissioner without compensation by the county. The appointment of Mr. Payne was petitioned for some time ago by the large oil companies of Los Angeles, and it is said that he will have to look to them for his pay. An opinion received from the district at torney stated that while the act creat ing the position of a county oil com missioner is valid in general, the county cannot legally pay him. It will be the duty of Mr. Payne to see that a careful log of new wells is kept, and to see that abandoned wells are filled and ce mented to.prevent water from flooding the oil strata of surrounding territory. TICKETS ALL TAKEN FOR ANNUAL DINNER Chamber of Commerce Guests Will Assemble, 500 Strong, at Levy's Cafe Tonight—Assembly at 6:30 o'Clock The 500 tickets to the banquet of the chamber of commerce tonight have been sold. The guests will assemble in the reception hall on the third floor of Levy's cafe tonight at 6:30 o'clock to 7:30, when they will march to the banquet room. Because of the death of the son of Joseph Scott, the newly elected presi dent of the chamber of commeroc, Vice President H. T. Lee will preside in Mr. Scott's place. Stoddard Jess will act as toastmaster. Former Governor Pardee and Hon. Frank H. Short ar rived in the city yesterday and will be present at the banquet tonight. One of the principal addresses of the evening will be a general review of the work of the year by Willis H. Booth, retiring president of the cham ber of commerce, and his delivering of the gavel to Mr. Lee, who will accept it acting for Mr. Scott, Ilia successor. FILE FINAL ACCOUNTING OF BIG SMITH ESTATE Property Long in Litigation May Be Turned Over to Executors Under Terms of Will The final account of the Los Angeles Trust company, special administrator of the estate of the late H. Crawford Smith, was filed in the probate court yesterday and will be considered by Judge Rives tomorrow. The appraise ment shows the value of the property to be J90.523, of which the building and land at the southeast corner of Hope and Sixth streets, valued at $SO,OOO, is the biggest asset. Smith's will was made the basis of one of the longest contests In the his tory of the probate court, his relatives accusing members of Spiritualist or ganizations of using undue influence over his mind in order that they might benefit by his will. If the final ac count Is approved the property prob ably will be turned over to the exec utors named by Smith in his will, John Cunningham and W. G. Bradshaw. Among those who will participate in the distribution are Dora JSainett, $10,000; Lottie Livingstone, a school teacher (if Pasadena, $5000, and Lula Swilling, $^000. CRUISER S MACHINERY DISABLED VALI-KJO, Cal., Feb. 21.—The cblef engineering officer of the crulsor Mary land has tiled ■ prated with the navy department against that ship going to sea tor target practice. It Is Hlmilar to that made by the engineer of the West Virginia l.i regard to that vessel, reciting that human life would be en dangered by • taking tho Bhips to sea with their - machinery In Its present rendition. POPPIES REIGN AT BROADWAY STORE ARTHUR LETTS ADOPTS DE- LIGHTFUL SCHEME ESTABLISHMENT OBSERVING ITS FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARY California State Flower, Now Bloom. Ing, Predominates Throughout Decorations of Yellow and Green Beautifully decorated with California poppies, streaming ribbons of yellow land wreaths ■>; delicate emllax, the' Broadway-department store is happily J celebrating us fourteenth anniversary ■ this week. From the roof of the store; fourteen green and yellow Hm.^s float in the breeze; Inside, above the aisles, I fourteen green circles of smih;x. studded with electric iinins, are dis- j trlbuted. I'oppies are everywhere, 1 strewn on the counters, pinned on the coat.- and waists of tli-- employes and hung in evesy conceivable place aiung , the shelves. The California poppy first blooms in ! February, it was in this same month,! fourteen years ago, that the Broad way store, at the hands of Arthur! Letts, blossomed in the form of ;i small five and ten-cent store, at Fourth Street and Broadway. Hence the j poppy lias been chosen as a fitting em- j bieiu of the fourteenth anniversary; celebration. It is evident in the show j will.lows, in the advertisements, in the Show cards, in the displays and in the souvenir book which the store, is pre-1 senting to all it.s visitors this week. | Besides the souvenir hooks which ■ were distributed to all comers yester day, -"ii clothes pin bags were given | to the first 200 customers closing their sale transfers after 10 o'clock. Today the store lias jooo George Washington hatchets for its friends who'call. If the weather is such this week as to I Induce the poppies to bloom abundant- j ly, thousands of them will be pre- j Dented by the store as a token of its i appreciative good will towards the cit teens of Los Angeles. Tun little girls are stationed near the I entrance of the store to distribute these favors to the people. They are dressed in pretty gowns of preen and yellow and they wear hats "smothered" In popples. The store, however, is en deavoring to celebrate its birthday by presenting souvenirs in all Its depart ments in the form of unusual bargains. The Broadway department store has had a remarkable growth. When Ar thur Letts, in 1896, bought the bank nipt stock of J. A. Williams & Co.. and expressed his purpose of estab lishing a big store, Fourth street and Broadway was an uncertainty. It was considered as being "way out in the country.'' Arthur Letts has won for himself, in the comparatively short time in which he has been in business, a very enviable reputation as an employer who has at all times had at heart the welfare of his employes. In many ways this keen interest has manifested itself. In 1901 Mr. Letts conceived the idea , of establishing a free school for the benefit of his younger employes, and from that time all of the junior mem bers of the store's working force have been given the opportunity of obtain ing free of cost a good education, at the same time earning their living. No doubt in this attitude of Mr. Letts lies one of the fundamental reasons of the I marvelous growth and development of his business. CHICAGO, Feb. 21.—The American hog adgled 2% cents today to his price record for the year, and sold at the stockyards at $9.50 a hundredweight, topping all previous records since 1870, when the $10 point was reached. To the Yuma Landseeker WWhy Fight Ballinger ? f\ Why not plant your crop at once? R Why not get "ahead of the game" in one year instead of R| fej| waiting two years for returns? . V B Win not locate where your market is at your door and call- ■ MEM ing for more than you can produce? W flgtt \\ liy make- your women "pioneer" when you can locate in an established community? fl» MWhy Not Locate at m BRAWLEY I Westmorland I In the Imperial Valley I YWhy not get your land already graded, ditched and bordered, ready for planting? Why not get a Free Life Insurance? a Why not get a guarantee against the loss of your investment? ffl Why not get your title guaranteed? g£ Why not gel a town lot FREE? H Why not, at the end of your first year, have a crop that will return you all your casVi outlay for the year? Why Not Investigate This? And see how you can do it at a Smaller Cash Outlay than by taking up land in the Yuma Project. WE CAN TELL YOU HOW The Imperial Investment Co. BUNGALOW BLOCK, Brawley, Cal. 707 SECURITY BLDG-, Los Angeles. Washington's Birthday—Store Closed Today will probably forever stand in history to be impressed upon the minds of America's young generations. We will grant, of course, that youthful Washington, in his trying predicament, hadn't con cluded it was a dear rase of being caught "in the act," as it were, and decided it best to acknowledge "the corn" and "throw himself upon the meny of the court"; and, therefore, we'll give him the benefit of the doubt and hold up his tenacity for the truth as an example worthy of Imitation by all small patriots, under any ami all conditions, always. All honor to the Father of our Country—hats off to him today. hi Washington's Time the furniture was good furniture, in keeping with the sturdy qualifications which predominated when our country was creat ing Its early independence. The furniture of WashiiiKi.""'^ period —in the beautiful Colonial style—will always be dear to us, and if we are not so fortunate as to possess some of the real old orig inals of that time we can at least enjoy the ownership of repro ductions which in their beauty and quaint simplicity can give us equal pleasure and perhaps bring back to us memories of days that \ve should not forget. No American home should be without its representation of Colonial furniture. A Visit to Barker Bros. Will Carry You Back to Colonial Days The finest collection of Colonial furniture in I>os Angeles may be seen upon our floors. No more appropriate time could be selected thai* now to visit our magnificent display of Colonial furniture. It is one of tho most interesting features of our great new stock. And not less interesting will be found the attractive and surpris ingly low prices at which much of this artistic and worthy fur niture is offered—values Which are quite beyond those which one •will find in other L,os Angeles establishments. Largest Household and Office Furniture Dealers in Western America 724-726-728-730-732 South Broadway BANKING FOR WOMEN Vlnit our Special Woman'!* Department. Special Attendant. LOS ANGELES TRUST & SAVINGS BANK Ontral IJlilit-, Sixth and Main. tll.Mli: HUH) We cure external cancer In a few weeks without fall. Investi gate our method. We will refer you to many of our former pa tients who have been absolutely cureil. (Breast cancers a spe cialty). MKS. H. .1. SMITH, •>HH SOUTH BROADWAY, ROOM 3. Hours 10 to 4. Thone Main 6633. Sani tarium, Temple 401. 10—25% Discount On all Trunks, Bags and Suitcases at the Enterprise Trunk Factory 651 South Spring >lr«-.-l. I'll..in- Hump KSSUB. Shoes Half Price and Leu Over two hundred big display bargain tables are displaying shoes for men, women and children, on sale In many Instances tor half price and less. Convince jourse'U and come to the MAMMOTH SHOE lIOI'SK, 119 South Droadnay.