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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. Pale cheeks, mudiiy complexion, dull eyes, show a poverty
of blood. You require something to make a plentiful supply of rich, red blood
course through your veins. To ensure this take
BEECHAM'S PILLS
the wonderful little blood-makers. 'H hatever your blood may need the stomach
will supply from the daily food when in is in good working order. Beecham'a
Pills aid the stomach to digest its food and to assimilate the blood element*,
They increase the supply and Improve the quality of the blood. It you are
pale, weak, languid, ur anaemic, a few doses vi Kcecham's Tills will
Make all the Difference
In boxes with full direction!, 10c and 25c. '
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parcel, or the land may be auctioned.
Auctions are infrequent, but I do not
know what to anticipate.
"On January 25 I received this tele
gram from Commissioner Dennett:
'Yuma land opening March 1 without
drawing.' That was not quite clear,
so January M I wired him, 'Will Yuma
opening of March 1 be by drawing or
otherwise?' Then came the word
which many believed meant that a line
was to be formed, and that the first in
line would be the first served. 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.

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