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PARDEE FAVORS HIRAM JOHNSON FOR GOVERNOR FORMER EXECUTIVE SUPPORTS LEAGUE CANDIDATE LINCOLN.ROOSEVELT FACTION GAINING ADHERENTS Prominent Northerner Here to Deliver Address on Conservation Before Chamber of Commerce—A. J. Wallace Returns ————^ , JOSEPH CALL DECLINES TO RUN_FOR GOVERNOR 'Gdltor llitiilil— Sir: In order to correct any misconception >f tht> situation I desire to state that I un not and will not under any eircum ttances be a candidate for governor or for any other office In the ensnins cam paign. • I wish to express my deep apprecia tion and sincere thanks for the many kinuiy and friendly expressions from the press generally and from personal friends favorable to my becoming a candidate, but I desire to put the question out of further consideration. JfWEPH H. CAIA. George C. Pardee, former governor of California and prominently connect ed with the Lincoln-Roosevelt branch of the Republican party in Caliofrnia. announced yesterday that, his health permitting, he would support the Lin coln-Roosevelt party and its candi dates in the coming gubernatorial election. The former governor reached Los Angeles yesterday, accompanied by Mrs. Pardee. He has been in poor health for some time, and it was this alone which has kept him out of the political situation thus far. According to his statement yesterday, however, when the time comes, if he is not too ill, he will lend his assistance to the Lincoln-Roosevelt league and aid that party in electing its candidate, Hiram Johnson of San Francisco. "It seems to be the impression in Southern California that every time I come here I am on political busi ness," said Mr. Pardee. "This is ab solutely wrong this time, for I am here for one, and only one, thing. That is to make a speech on conserva tion before the Los Angeles chamber of commerce tomorrow night. My health has kept me out of politics for some time, and I know little about the political situation beyond the fact that several men who are good friends of mine are running for governor. Johnson Gaining Supporters "The candidate from Los Angeles, Philip Stanton, seems to have a large following. Personally, he Is a friend of mine, and I do not see why he should not make a good showing against the other candidates. Hiram Johnson also is growing in favor with many in the south. I know Stanton bettor than I know Johnson, but as to the chances one of these men has over the other I have not the slightest idea. "Personally, I am active, when I am in politics at all, with the Lincoln- Roosevelt league, and if I am well enough I shall work along in harmony with the policies adopted by It. I am not sure I shall do this, however, for campaigning is the hardest work a man can do, and for some time I have been in no condition for hard work. "Just at present I am more inter ested in the talk I am going to make before your chamber of commerce than in the gubernatorial situation. I wish more persons could be made to understand the importance of this con servation problem. It is a mighty big question and people should pay more attention to it than they do. Espe cially should the younger men of the country take more than a passing in terest in conservation. The time is coming when they will be up against this thing good and hard, and they should be prepared to face it when it comes." Dr. Pardep will remain in Los An geles until the latter part of the week enjoying the Southern California cli mate before returning to his homo in Oakland. A. J. Wallace Returns A. J. Wallace of Log Angeles, who, ■with Marshall Stimson, took a prom inent, iiiirt in thp meeting Saturday of the executive committee of the Lin coln-Roosevelt league in San Fran cisco that elected Hiram W, Johnson of that city as their nominee for gov ernor, returned home yesterday morn ing tired out from the exertions of his trip. "We had an enthusiastic meeting," eaid Mr. Wallace, "and, what is more, the right man for the right place was chosen. Mr. Johnson represents just ■what our party stands for. If he is elected governor of California we feel we have elected a man of whom there will he no question as to where he stands on the 'vested Interests" ques tion. "Hiram Johnson Is a man of the highest character and integrity. Now that he is in the race, he will canvass this state from end to end to win. I Relieve he will have the support of th» best men north and south. Frank K. Mott, mayor "f Oakland, will be his Btrongest supporter, although Mott at one time had his own eye on the ex ecutive chair." Thirty of the committee were pres ent at the meeting, while three were represented by proxy. Among those present were Chester H. Rowell, pres ident, of Fresno; H. T. Power of Au burn, William R. Davis of Oakland, Meyer TJssner of Los Anpreios, Adolph Tlehl, treasurer, r>f San Francisco; Max Kuhl, organizer, San Francisco; Charles R. Deltrick, secretary; Col. E. A. Forbes, Marysville; R. L. Thomp son, Santa Rosa; R. Devlin, Vallejo; Frank K. Mott, mayor of Oakland; A<=«emblyman C. C. Young, Berkeley, nnrl others. PARTICIPANT IN AUTO TRAGEDY MAY RECOVER Considerable improvement in the condition of Charles A. Erickson, who suffered a compound fracture of the left leg, a severe concussion and a sprained back when he was burled from an automobile when the vehicle was struck by an Inbound Santa Fe passenger train Sunday night, was re ported by the attendants at the Santa Fe hospital late yesterday afternoon. The physicians say he will recover. The bodies of Mrs. Anna Martin, 1651; Fair Oaks avenue, Pasadena, and Miss Klora McEwen, 155 Marengo avenue, •who were hurled from the auto and killed, are at the undertaking estab lishment of Reynolds & Van Nuys and tho coroner .ill hold an Inquest this morning. Two Who Are Active in Y. M. C. A. Membership Campaign GEORGE E. REID KOHLER STREET HAS MAD WILD CAT HUNT iifit/M r~ urif nnnniiftfln l/MKIO vvnuLC njciunDunrvuu juhmo IN LONG CHASE Sleuth from the Central Office Finally Solves Strange Question by Find. Ing Shears, Small Boy and an Amputated Tail A combination of a mischievous boy, a pair of pruning shears and a cat's tail served yesterday to answer the question of "Why was the cat wild?" The home of the mlscievous boy is In the cluster of cottages in Kohler street, between East Sixth and Bast Seventh streets. As for the cat, it had no home previ ous to yesterday. The pruning shears which created the trouble, resulting in a "wild cat" scare which almost re sulted in the police reserves being called out, were lost in the shuttle to capture and kill the cat, so their own ership was not ascertained by the po lice. Patrolman Riggs solved the question of "Why was the cat wild?" when he found its bodyless tail lying upon a heap of refuse piled in the alley at the rear of the mischievous boy's home. From there he followed a trail of bloody footprints and located the tailless cat upon the roof of a neighbor's porch. Richard Hilf, secretary in charge of the police roster in the office of the po lice lieutenants, is patient and perse vering. One of his duties is to answer telephone calls and explain the intrica cies of the muddled city ordinances to citizens who want to know whether it is safe to violate the city's laws. When he took down the receiver yesterday at noon he had half formed the customary sentence —"No, you are on the wrong side of the curb" —when a man's gruff voice interrupted him, saying: "Hey, there's a wild cat at Seventh and Kohler streets. May 1 shoot it?" Hilf asked a question or two, which elicited the hysterical response: "Yes, I am sure it is a wild cat. It looks as big as a cougar." Hilf warned the Inquirer that it would be unsafe to discharge firearms In that crowded residence locality, and directed the anxious citizen to find a policeman, who was authorized to do all the shooting that might be required. Presently Patroiman Riggs walked around the corner. Into his ears were repeated a dozen wild stories about the •'wild cat," which now had grown and reached the proportions of a mountain lion. Hlgg-s, valiant hunter that he is, un buckled his pistol holster, and with his baton in one hand and a revolver in the •ther, he led a nondescript crowd of men, boys, women and children in the hunt. The policeman's trained eye ob served a splotch of blood, then the prints of the cat's feet, which had an outline of red. Followed bravely by the crowd, which kept at a discreet dis tance, Riggs pursued the trail of red footprints over fences, under fences, across lots, up one side of a shed or porch roof and down the other, carry ing a ladder over his left arm to assist him in his quest. Finally Riggs came upon a cat's tail. One glance at it fettled the identity of the "wild cat," and a mottled Tom, whose miaows often had disturbed the sleep of the honest householders in Kohler street, became the object of the search. Shortly after he was found, crouched beneath the eaves nf a nearby house, the policeman heard the story of the mischievous boy and the pruning shears. "I jes' wanted to dock Tommy's tail," was the only explanation the youngster offered. STEAMSHIP LINES PLAN EXCURSIONS TO MEXICO Efforts to Develop Business at Los Angeles Harbor Result in Rate Reductions . The Alaska-Pacific Steamship com pany yesterday opened Its new offices in tho Salt Lake railroad's city office on South Spring street. This com pany's interests in Los Angeles have been looked after by the Independent line's agent, but growing business forced them to open headquarters for themselves. The Independent Steamship company also occupied new quarters yesterday, being now located at 630 South Spring street. Two of the steamship companies which operate vessels touching at San Pedro have announced excursions to the west coast of Mexico for next month. They are the Jebsen line, which will run the steamer Ella from San Pedro March 2, and the Pacific Coast Steamship company, whose boat, the Senator, will leave March 9. The Jebsen boat will go down as far as Nicaragua, stopping at the princi pal ports en route. On the return trip the steamer will put in at Salina Cruz, from where the passengers will go by rail to Mexico City, Guadalajara and other interior towns. They will meet the Ella again at Manzanlllo and sail for San Pedro. The whole trip, includ ing the Inland Journey, will coat $114. The Pacific Coast company will run from San Pedro to La Paz, stopping at Ensenada, San Jose del Cabo and Ma zatlan on tho way. This trip will tako about eighteen days, and the fare is $75. Both companies are running these excursions In an effort to de velop a. regular tourist travel to Mex ico from Los Angeles harbor. Eat at the Ange.us (frill. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MOUNTING, FKBRT ART 22, 1010. W. W. WILLIS TO MAKE TWO UTAH RIVERS NAVIGABLE GOVERNMENT ENGINEER COM PLETES SURVEYS Salt Lake City Man Proposes to Op. crate Steamers on Green River for Distance of 125 Miles A report is being forwarded to Wash ington by Lieutenant Leeds, United States engineer with headquarters in Los Angeles, on the advisability of the government making the Grand and Green rivers in eastern Utah further navigable. D. E. Hughes, assistant engineer, several weeks ago made .sur veys of the rivers on instructions from Washington, and it is the basis of his findings that are now on their way east. As tributaries of the Colorado river, the Grand and Green rivers come under the territory of Leeds, Some time ago T. G. Wimmer of Salt Lake City, owner of thousands of acres along the banks of the two rivers, called on Lieutenant Leeds and told the government engineer that It was his Intention to put in operation a steamboat line between the towns of Moab on the Grand and Green River on the Green river, 125 miles above the junction of the two rivers where they form the Colorado. The operation of such a line would make thousands of the most fertile acres in Utah acces sible to the western markets and ac commodate hundreds of farmers. While admitting the rivers are at the pres ent navigable to a degree, Wimmer ex plained to Leeds that before putting such a line in operation he would like to feel that the rivers were thorough ly navigable. He said that his boat line would cost $75,000. In a statement yesterday afternoon Wimmer said he had planted half of a 2000-acre ranch about twenty-five miles below the town of Green River to fruit and that the section would be a productive fruit center. "I control 100,000 acres more, forming a strip a mile wide on each side of the Colorado river," he said. "This is where the river flows through a can yon, however, and it will be necessary to lift water 300 feet to get it up on the mesa. "There are about 10,000 acres along the river in the canyon, and it Is to develop this and to settle it that I pro pose the boat line. There are 5000 acres of the same kind of land along the Grand up tp Moab.'' Wimmer says the fruit in this lo cality from the new orchards Is just coming into bearing and as yet he can not say what it will bring, but that orchards around Grand Junction last year brought $750 an acre. Nearly 2000 acres of orchard will bear this year in the vicinity of Green River. BOY SAVED FROM JAIL BY HONESTY OF MOTHER Appeal of Parent Obtains for Erring Youth Suspension of 180 Days' Sentence The honesty of Mrs. Mary Ward, who advertised and insisted on making an effort to locate the owner of a \Natch which her son, R. L. Ward, told her he had found, led to the ar rest of the latter on a charga of petty larceny, and her appeal In his behalf also resulted in his being released on a suspended sentence of 180 days In jail when the matter was brought up in police court yesterday morning. Ward is accused of h.ivlng entered a cigar store in Fifth street and stealing a watch. He took the watch to his home, and when questioned by his mother told her he hail found it. She took it from him and advertised foe the owner. When tlio owner appeared and claimed it he also recognized Ward as having been in the store, and took up the matter with the police. CHANGE REGULATIONS OF ARMY REGARDING HEIGHT Ambitious Enlisted Men Now Able to Qualify for Higher Places in the Service WASHINGTON, Fob. 21.—President Roosevelt thought that army officers should be comparatively tall men. So he made a change in the army regula tions providing that candidates for ad mission must be at lrast five feet, fiv.' inches in height. Now, it happens that a private soldier may be enlisted though considerably shorter than this, yet the law authorizes the promotion to commissioned rank of a certain number of privates who can pass the severe technical examinations pre scribed. Naturally, Mr. Roosevelt's order has led to great complaint from a number of ambitious enlisted men, who, in many cases, entered the ranks with the single purpose of working for a commission. Therefore the regulations have been changed during the last week so as to omit the requirement as to height. SON KILLS FATHER CHILDRESS, Tex., Feb. 21.—Frank L. Craig WU shot and killed here to <iay by hlB 16-year-old son Albert. The elder Craig, becoming enraged at his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hamlin, aged 18 years, threatened tp cut hf;r throat. Young Craig then ahot his father. BUSINESS MEN JOINING Y.M.C.A. HEARTY RESPONSE MADE TO PRESIDENT'S PLEA PROMINENT CITIZENS SEND IN THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS Interesting Contest Is Being Waged by Teams Striving to In. crease Membership of Organization The response of the business men of Los Angeles to the oall of President Letts to join the Young Men's Chris tian .association, and thereby give a praiseworthy example to the younger men of the city, has been almost spon taneous. All day yesterday the appli cations of the foremost business and professional men of the city poured in. Some of them came by letter, others by special messenger, and some of the men found time to be on hand in person for a few moments. Among them were Lyiiian Stewart, president of the Union Oil company; A. Forrester of the Forrester Healty com pany; John and Reese Llewellyn, Iron work*; Msynr George Alexander: T. E. Gibbon of The Herald; W. C Patter son, vice president of the First Na tional bank; O. E. Farish of Mines & Farish; A. I* Stetson, president of the Stetson-Barrett company, grocers; John W. Whlttlngton, manager of the Aetna Life Insurance company; Z. L. Panne-* lee of the Z. L. Parmelee company; Walter H. Fisher, manager of the Mu tual Life Insurance company; Ben Pearson, superintendent of the Edison Electric; Dr. E. A. Healy of the Uni versity of Southern California; H. N. Ross of W. M. Garland & Co.; Frank Wiggins, secretary of the chamber of commerce; C. F. W. Palmer, City Clerk Lelande, City Treasurer Hance, City Tax Collector Clarence M. Taggart, City Assessor Walter Mallard, A. L. Bui-bank, and E. V. Baker of the firm of Burbank & Baker", real estate, and many others. One of the features of yesterday's campaign was the parade of the boys in their gymnasium* suits. About sev enty-five of them, from three depart ments of the organization, appeared on the streets under the leadership of H. D. Cross, director of boys' work, and L. L. Perine, physical director. They were clad only in the gymnasium suits, a pair of red trunks, white shirt, with the monogram of the association at tached, bare-headed and with bare legs, and feet in canvas shoes. Yesterday evening captains of the va rious teams assembled in the lobby and recounted their experiences of the day. J They have all been successful in bring* : ing in a large number of members, and the mark for which they are striving Is not far off. One of the leading teams | in the race was that headed by George E Reid and piloted by W. W. Willis. The craft in which these men are inter ested is the "bankers' monoplane." The "Gibbon-Dyas dirigible" is also flying high. One member on the crow of this ship has turned in twenty-one applica tions as the result of two days' work. A recruit in the work arrived yester day in the person of Col. F. M. Foster, one of the oldest Y. M. C. A. men in the country, and one of those originally interested in the formation of railroad Y. 11. C. A. organizations. As organ izer and for nine years president of the Crestline Railroad Men's association. Mr Foster was presented with a silver membership card, showing him- to be a life member. Col. Foster pointed to the work of the railroads in boosting the Y. M. C. A. in the east: "The New York Central lines have spent upwards of $600,000 in fur nishing buildings and equipment for their employes, and consider it an ex cellent investment for the reason that it has brought forth better men, men of higher character and physical fitness as well The Pennsylvania lines have built a number of Y. M. C. A. build incs for their men. and other roads are following their example." After serving thirty-six years with the Pennsylvania lines, Col. Foster was retired last year with a pension from the road. He will remain In Los Ange les until May and will continue in the present campaign to boost as much as possible. _ KAISER ASKS PRESIDENT OF U. OF C. TO BE GUEST Benjamin Ide Wheeler Will Take a Pleasure Trip with Emperor on the North Sea BERLIN, Feb. 21.—Emperor "William today invited President B. I. Wheeler of the University of California, who is Roosevelt professor in the University of Berlin, and Prof. G. F. Moore, ex change lecturer at the University of Berlin, to take a pleasure voyage with him on the North sea on board the North German Lloyd steamship Kaiser Wilhelm 11. The start will be made from Bremen March 7, but both professors have ar ranged to leave Berlin before that date and so will be unable to accept the in vitation. . On the trip the emperor will be ac companied by Admiral Yon Tirpitz, secretary of the admiralty and other high officers of the navy to the num ber of about twenty. NATIVES FRIGHTENED BY .ARMY MANEUVERS Officers Unable to Convince Philippine Mountaineers Real War Was Not in Progress MANILA, Feb. 21.—The army ma neuvers continue with great interest to all except the natives in the moun tains, who are frightened. The officers have not been able to convince them that real war is not being carried on. The "red" army of invaders under Gen. Ramsay D. Potts appears to have the advantage, having landed at Subig bay and occupied the mountain passes into Pampaiga province. The "blue" army of defense is com manded by Gen. Daniel B. Brush. 'FRISCO BARS CEMETERIES WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—The valid ity of the ordinance of the board of supervisors of San Francisci> prohibit ing the future burial of the dead within its limits except that part under the jurisdiction of the United States, was upheld today by the supreme court of lin United States. The Laurel Hill < Vmetery company brought suit In thu rior court of the state of California for the city and county of San Fran cisco. Relief was refused and the state supreme court affirmed the decree. > 7ftW£7os7/. BDWY.4944r^BROADWAY COR. 4TH. LOS ANGELES. 14th Anniversary Sale Offers «r|p7av Clever Broadcloth <l!O QC fIJ || Military Capes for . «F«J. JJ ' /ill S/ I '111 If 1 I I t\\ 11 The second day of the Anniversary Sale in the Women's Ready-to-Wear De ll 'I' ill partment will be a scene of great activity, especially around these beautiful li || |' ' | ll , black, blue and cardinal military capes, which will be priced at the ridiculous I I4| 11l price of $3.95. They are made of splendid broadcloth, trimmed effectively. ' \\m I with gilt braid and buttons. Be sure to see these at $3.95. 1 •II Big Sale (til 7C Long Coat Sale <sft 7C JJ| , ll Tailored Suits $1 l*f O Continues »pO» ID 111 \ll If for any reason you are unable to These include coverts, broadcloth and I Aj attend this sale today, come wide wale mixtures, half lined with J^v — Wednesday. " • satin. Big sale at $8.75. : Think of 50-Inch c\f\ _ 22 and 23-Inch i(\^ 19-Inch Silk Pongee <jq^ All-Wool Broadcloth. .. OyC Pongee Foulards 4^l/ For Waists, Etc £OL With all the excellent broadcloth If you could see a sample of this Coming, as this silk pongee does, in values we have offered recently we splendid pongee foulard right now natural tan shades, women will be make special mention of this un- you'd certainly be here at the open- eager to buy It at this exceptional usual all wool broadcloth at 89c yd. ing hour today to take advantage of price. There are also checks, with There's a choice of Alice, Havan- it at 49c yard. This fabric is espe- large hairlino plaids of blue, white nah tan myrtle, brown, royal and cially desirable for afternoon street and cardinal. These pretty com blac'k Conspicuous among the bar- dresses. Choice of tan, navy, black. binations will especially make at gains for today of the Anniversary brown, garnet, with polka dots. tractive waists and dresses for Sale, yard 89c. Today, yard 49c. spring. Yard 28c. Good InK Tablets for 5c Berlin 50c Box Paper 40c Compare the paper of these ink tablets with other Ce i ebratc(3 Berlin linen paper, with. stylish flap en gradei selling at Be, and you will be enthusiast c over velope. A feature of the Anniversary Sale for today this Anniversary special at Be .each, or 6 for .01. I'^n- . ■ , ■. ■. - . *.. w J velopes to match, Be pkg., or 6 pkgs. 25c. for particular correspondents at, box 40c. ;,;■■. ■ —' _______—_—— ———————____ Women's New $2.00 Spring Pumps <g] 14 In Popular AnKle Strap Styles at . . if/»»*-w It is a triumph to be able to offer these splendid dressy ankle strap pumps in gunmetal and patent coltskln at $1.14. They possess the short vamp lasts, which is the most popular effect in spring footwear. Marked $2.00. Tuesday feature, pair $1.14. Men's Shoes and Oxfords <|»1 /TO Children's Colonial Pumps— , AQ. Today at, Pair. •■ «J)I.UO Marked $I.l2—as a Feature for yoC These are made of fine patent and plain kid or calf These include fine patent coltskin pumps. Sizes for leathers All sizes in the lot for men. High grade misses and children, including sto 8, S'^ to 11, 1114 to 2. shoes at, pair $1.68. i Regular $1.50 to $2 lines, nxarssa $1.12. Today 98e. OUR 14th ANNIVERSARY GROCERY SALE . 2 packages Corn Starch f* I,^ r\.\r+ £± lean Ch*rrie« 2 packages Gloss fitnreh WIIUILC I can Frtlt Fols Tea*. 8 pounds Bulk Starch 2 cans Queen Oysters t pound. H. V. Oatmeal _— j* ''i pounds l'runes 2 pounds S. 0. Oatmeal jQ » JoSS PeSKI 2 pounds Cracked iieut H Ajjsj 2 packages .Seeded Ralsinl. 3 pounds l>earl Tapioca...'. jjj M VA a t^^\ S packuges Mince Meat R pounds Broken lilcr- ' E aafMtil > pound English Walnut*. S pounds line Hominy HI WL 'Hk--^ 1 pound Kvaporated Apricots. 8 pounds (oarse Hominy . •"■ ■ ™ . S cans Potted Meats. 2 pounds Navy Beans 3 cans Deviled Meats •1 cans Hk Milk I 1 2 rolls Toilet. Paper 3 cans Oil Sardines I CItEAMEKY BITtEB, (tin 2 packages Ice Cream Powder. Scans Mustard Sardines I I.a Premier Brand, S lb» OOl» 1 Oyster Cocktail. 2 cans I'ink Salmon I ' 1 B. 1.. Catsup. *- TROLLEY LINES ARE GRILLED FOR SPEED Local Attorney Shows rJow Families Are Made Desolate Because of Reckless Car Schedule In a statement marie to The Herald pSßterday Attorney Sperry Baker ar raigned tlie railway companies, partic ularly the Pacific Electric Railway eompnny, for failure to provide safety appliances at crossings and for dis obedience of tlie speed ordinances of the city. The unreasonableness of al lowing dividends on "watered stock" to outweigh in the balance the lives of many people was bitterly set forth by Mr. Baker. He also attacked the infor mation furnished by the general raan ager of the Pacific Electric company to the public utilities commlaion that compliance with the speed ordinance would disarrange the schedule govern ing the operation of the company's pasienger cars. Mr. Baker's statement follows: "At the hearing before the public utilities commisison upon the petition of the Sixth Ward Central Improve ment Mioolatlon last Friday the com mission was informed by the general manager of the Pacific Electric com pany that to obey the speed ordinance of the city would 'disarrange' the schedule governing the operation of its passenger cars. And the same infor mation is given to the public in the Los Angeles Times of last Saturday. "Last April one of my neighbors was killed by a Whittier ear at the Vernon avenue crossing. And his remains were horribly mangled. ■■hast July another neighbor w;ih killed by a Long Beach car at the same crossing, and f his mangled remains were ruh over by two cars and scat tered along down the line. Since then two others have been killed by the cars of this company between Ninth street and Vernon avenue. By disobe dience of the speed ordinance the com pany has sadly 'disarranged' the do mestic affairs of four families. And yot no safeguards are provided at these dangerous crossings; no flag man, no gate, no bell, no slowing of speed for the crossing. The company answers the wail of the widow and the cry of the orphan with the chilly reply, 'The public demands rapid transit." "The truth is, the public demands its right to use the public streets of the city with a reasonable degree of safety. The public demands protection for life and a chance to sit down when riding in a street car. The cry for rapid tran sit at the expense of human life comes from the railroad people and the speed maniacs. The railroad people save money and increase their dividends by violating the speed ordinance and kill- Ing people. They save the expense of additional can and crewt, "Shall dividends on watered stock out weigh in the balance human life? This question is now for the city coun cil to consider. Let Los Angeles hi made a safer place for people to stay vii w i they come to enjoy our salubrious climate and Incidentally spend their money among us." EXPLAINS REASON FOR OPENING AULD CASE Second Trial and Double Punishment for Single Qffense Is Consid. ered Question That Needs Settling BUIiLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 21.—The reasons for reopening the Auld-Rob nett courtmartlal were explained today by Joseph Auld, father of Paymaster George P. Auld, U. S. N., recently tried by a courtmartial on charges growing out of an alleged assault on Dr. Edward S. Cowles, a civilian of Boston. He said: "The very serious question of a sec ond trial and double punishment for a single offense should be settled, and I am glad that it is to be uppealed to the higher authority. "The contention was the same in both the Auld and tha Robnett cases. The Auld case was finally settled so satisfactorily that I did not think it necessary to press the matter further. At the same time I believe the mat ter should be settled for all time." PRECEDENT IS FOUND IN CRUISER CHARLESTON CASE WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—Examina tion of precedents at tho navy depart ment has convinced officials that there can be no ground for protest by coun sel for Passed Assistant Surgeon A. H. Robnett against the sentence of court martial in his case based uVon the plea that this constituted double pun ishment in view of the reprimand previously administered. In 1906 a sailor wus accidentally killed in a launch in Cavite bay by some one on the cruiser Charleston, then engaged in sub-calibre practice. The executive officer of the Charles ton received a formal letter of repri mand from tho naval commander of tho station. When the records reached Washington the secretary of the navy ordered the trial of the officers by courtmartlal. The plea of double punishment was set up, but the attorney general ren dered a decision, since accepted with out question by the navy department, that such a letter did not constitute a punishment in the sense Intended by naval regulations. CHARGED WITH TRYING TO POISON KING MENELIK German Physician Accused by Em- press of Abysinnia Leaves Pro. tected by Legation Guards COLOGNE, Feb. 21.—A semi-official dispatch to the Cologne. Gazette from Berlin Hays that it Is true that the em press of Abyslnnia has made charges to King Menelik against the German physician, Dr. Steinkuehler, affirming he has attempted to poison the em peror. Dr. Stelnkuehler was ordered to leave Abdls Abeba and tho German minister obtained permission to escort him to the frontier with guards from the Ger man leeutioD. Pure Water . ,4 The Best Health Preserver—and Simplest Drink plenty of pure, soft water If you want to keep in good condition. It is a sol vent and cleanser. 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