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HI * ALL POPULAR MUSIC 10c COPT: ■■ H The Charm of the Pianola Piano Ljj H The Weber and Steinway Pianola Pianos |$j BI A cordial invitation is extended to every owner of a I B I Weber or Steinway Piano, to all owners of pianos and to IB py those who do not now own pianos to call and see and IB Un hear these wonderful instruments. We want to play them H3 Dl for you, show them to you and interest you in them. By Dj The Pianola Piano py rH is the piano you should consider for your home. Its price Hi II is reasonable, its advantages unlimited. \ ||| I■L WE ARRANGE VERY CONVENIENT TERMS. One doss not need to pay Mi IH i ca§h if time payments are preferable. * . pQ Sole Pianola Agents and Dealers in the Victor EM KjJ and Edison Phonographs ~- CM Kj TIM", HOUSE OF MUSICAL \r,IH Q3 il Southern California Music Co. m II I i , 833-334 SO. BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES, CAL. [j| Mil-chants 6ankandTrustG». •rinihM: tth nna Mala *)AO 11 C .titrmr Tr«n«»nt» a Oaneral Bask l«tf ifiuth Koovar Btr«l *U7»li 3. DrOaQWay inw ln Trun Bnalnu*. PASSION PLAY GIVEN DRESS REHEARSAL Principals Try Costumes and Seen. cry. and Lighting Effects Are Experimented with at the Auditorium For the first time, the costumes for the Passion Play, which will be given at the Auditorium theater the week of March 14. were worn at the rehearsal of the .principals on the Auditorium stage Monday night. While the chorus of the play was being drilled at St. Joseph's hall by Edward Hayes, those with speaking parts were receiving in structions in regard to the wearing of beautiful dresses and robes by William Ktoermer at the Auditorium. The settings for several of the scenes were placed in position and experiments with the light effects were made. All who witnessed the rehearsal argue that the scenic splendor of the Passion Play will surpass by far any thing that ftas been seen in Los An geles. A very poor Impression of what the final performance will be was to be gained last night, however, because of the confusion and excitement. Many of the costumes will have to be re made in order to Insure perfect fits. By the opening night of the play everything must be prepared in such a way that there shall be no room for criticism in any detail. The wardrobe mistress of the Pas sion Play will be a busy woman for the next three weeks. Claiming her attention, the 900 participants In the production should be able to leave her with little leisure time. The costumes used In the San Francisco presentation must be altered. It is the intention of those in charge of the play to be as conscientious in this feature of the work as in all others. MANY PATENTS GRANTED TO CALIFORNIA MEN Hazard &. Strause, Patent Agency, Re. ports Long List of Successful Inventor* The Pioneer Patent agency, Hazard & Strause-of Los Angeles, reports the following list of patents granted to Inventors of Southern California for the week ended February 15, 1910: Henry All and B. M. Backland, Sul tana, railway tie spacer; Andrew J. Bellah, Coalinga, pocket guard; Frank E. and J. S. Bradley, Corona, cultivator tooth; Adam B. Bruner, Los Angeles, hydrocarbon burner; Miladin Bunyetin, Bakersfleld, traction engine; Ira Fore man and J. L. Thornton, Los Angeles, machine for forming artificial pressed fuel; Paul L. Fowler, Crockett, clothes rack; Thomas 8. Greene, Pasadena, resonating support for sound producing Instruments; R. W. Kelley, assignor one-half to G. E. Harpham, Los An geles, slack adjuster; Lawrence Massa, Coalinga, coupling for rotary drills; Dwight L. Mcßride, Pasadena, pencil sharpener; Henry P. More, Ploasanton, straw and chaff separator and stacker; Davis G. Morgan, Jamestown, drill sharpener; Linnaeus C. Pond, Los An geles, and C. C. Wagner, Denver, Colo rado, intermittent grip device; Mar t'ollus Pruyn, Florin, weed cutter; Frank J. Randall, Los Atogeles, gasket forjjipe joints; Brooks A. Russell, Los Angeles, portable metallic tool chest; William H. Smith and J. H. Klassen, Los Angeles, vehicle spring. BARNES' BROTHER DIES Woru wag received yesterday from Jay Barnes, press representative of the Belasco theater, that his brother had died suddenly in Oakland Sunday. Mr. Humes was called north Satur day and arrived at his brother's bod lide hist before the young man passed iwa>» ' HAS WHISTLE PLAN FOR TRAFFIC SQUAD Sergeant Butler's Trial at Fifth Street and Broadway Finds Favor with Comissioner Davidson One whistle, north and south traffic stops—two whistles, east and west traffic stops. This is one feature of the plan In the mind of Police Com missioner A. N. Davidson to control traffic conditions in the congested por tions of the business district. Mr. Davidson suggested his plan to the police commission, and the commis sion has instructed Chief Galloway to take the matter up with Sergeant But ler of the traffic squad and work out better facilities for handling the traffic. Sergeant Butler tried out his plan at Fifth street and Broadway several ag». •'While in the east last summer I found I could get along better in my automobile on Broadway, New York, than I can on Broadway, Los Angeles," said Mr. Davidson, "and I noticed that the traffic policemen all carried whis tles. One whistle meant that traffic going north and south had to stop and let the east and west traffic have a chance and two whistles stopped traffic going the other way. Of course, there they have more than one policeman to a crossing, while we have only one, and some important crossings have none, but the whistle seemed to help solve the difficulty." The council has recently passed a new traffic ordinance that will be in effect in about two weeks, and the provisions of this ordinance will help unravel the congestion problem. This ordinance was framed by the legisla tion committee In conjunction with Sergeant Butler, and it contains many of the traffic sergeant's Ideas. PLAN ANNUAL CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE LINCOLN Illinois Society Members Meet, and Midwinter Picnics Will Result from Resolutions Hereafter, or so long as the Illinois association of Southern California ex ists, Lincoln's birthday anniversary will be fittingly observed by the Illi noisans In Los Angeles. That they were determined to celebrate the birth anniversary of the "emancipator" by giving a midwinter picnic became known at a meeting of the members of the board of control of the society Monday night. The meeting, held in room 300 In the Union Trust building, was called for the purpose of effecting a permanent organization of the Illinois club, which | will work to bring about a closer bond between Illinoisans in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California; also to scatter to the winds any pessimism and nos talgia which might linger with the newcomora. Deputy District Attorney Frank W. Blair, formerly of Chicago, was elected president of the club. Dr. D. D. Nice was chosen vice president and John E. Murray was elected sec retary-treasurer. At the next meeting, March 5, to be convened in the same room, the com mittee on headquarters will announce its selection of a suitable room or suite of rooms where both organizations will have a. home. VIVISECTION'S ENEMIES TO MEET A meeting of the California Auti- Vlvlseptlon society will be held Thurs day afternoon at 2 o'clock In the com mittee room of the Chamber of Com merce building:. Dr. "V. K. Fullmer will deliver an address on "Some of the Useless and Hcientifloally Mislead ing Features of Vivisection." All be lievers in arjti-vlvis'ection are Invited. LOS ANGELES HERALD WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1910. HARRIS, IN JAIL, TALKS AT LAST ADMITS HE TOOK MONEY FROM MACFARLAND CO.'S SAFE THOUGHT HE. HAD RIGHT TO DO SO AS THE SECRETARY Trial on Charge of Grand Larceny Set for March 31—Defense to Fight Case to Finish For the first tfme since his arrest, two months ago, Herbert Leslie Har ris, held in the county jail to await trial on a charge of grand larceny, made a positive declaration yesterday concerning the alleged theft of $587.75 from the safe of tho MacFarland Shirt company December 19. Harris, talking, through his leading counsel, W. Ona Morton, acknowledged that he had taken the money, asserted Its ownership for himself or other per sons associated with him and evaded the question when asked to explain why he had denied that he had been in the MacFarland store. He also failed to give a reason for hiding the money in out of the way places In the John son building. Harris' trial is set for March 31 in Judge Willis' criminal department. At torney Morton said yesterday that the case will be strenuously fought. "There will be no plea of guilty and request for probation in this case," he said. "We will be able to show that the MacFarland Shirt company was a cor poration and that Harris was secretary and acting manager of that corpora tion. We will show that he was still entitled to that office when the money was taken." "Then you admit that Harris took the money?" was asked. "Yes, that Is conceded, but we be lieve he was entitled to it," replied Mr. Morton. "Let me tell you the story from the beginning, and as much of our defense as we can reveal at the present time," continued the attorney. "In May, 1909, a man named AustermiU bought out the corporation from MacFarland for about $30,000, giving some cash and notes for the balance. In July Harris became the owner of a few shi*res of stock and was made secretary and general manager, and actually took possession of the store. He was in control until September. "In the meantime MaeFarland had gone east on account of poor health. In September Harris and AustermiU went away, and shortly after their de parture MacFarland returned and took illegal possession of the store, which Harris and AustermiU had turned over to the employes. Agents of AustermiU and Harris protested to MacFarland against his action in claiming the property, and it is the contention of Harris that MacFarland is still In wrongful possession of the store." PATRIOTIC SOCIETY RE-ELECTS OFFICERS Sons of the Revolution Hold Annual Session and Pass Resolutions Regretting Death of Members The society of Sons of the Revolu tion in the state of California met yesterday in their apartments in the San Fernando building for their regular annual business meeting and re-elect ed the incumbent officers unanimously. The work will be carried on this year under the direction of Frank C. Pres cott, president; Ora E. Monnette, vice president; Edward T. Harden, secre tary; Willis M. Dickson, registrar; Bradner W. Lee, treasurer; Rev. Baker P. Lee, chaplain; Willard Nichpls, his torian; Maj. Andrew J. Copp, N. G. C, marshal. Resolutions of regret were adopted for the four members of the society who have passed away during the past year: Frank W. Moore, mining en gineer, who died of the fever in Hon duras; John C. F. Hull, president of the Merchants Trust company; Brig adier General Edwin B. Atwood, U. S. A., retired, and Brigadier General John G. Ballance, U. S. A., retired, who died suddenly on ZTeb. 10. leaving by his will a valuable collection of documents to the society. Gen. Ballance was born in Illinois in 1853, the scion of a long line of mili tary ancestors, two of whom were In the war of 1776, me of them receiving fatal wounds while serving with the Tenth Virginia regiment. He gradu ated from West Point in 1875 and served with great honor throughout the Indian troubles, Spanish-American war and the Insurrections in the Phil ippine Islands, being breveted four times for distinguished service. The documents which he left to the society include a complete record of the service seen by Gen. Ballance and are not to be duplicated outside the national archives at Washington. A bill will be introduced in the sen ate at this session by Senator Frank p Flint who is a member of the Cali fornia society of the Sons of the Rev olution, providing for the publication of the records of the war of the rev olution. The departments of the in terior and war have hundreds of chests of such records stored in the capitol, and their publication will be of great interest. __-_^« TEACHERS WILL GET PAY That district lying outside the school district of Hollywood before it was annexed to I,os Angeles and which was controlled by three families, there by making it Impossible for seventeen teachers of that district to receive their last month's salary, was yester day declared a nart of Hollywood for school purposes only by the board of supervisors. The teachers have been waiting for their last month's pay for almost a month. <S> HOTmSRS* CONGRESS • <s> <*> <f> All Mothers' conrress branch**, <•> <•> I'lirrutiViirliem associations, Child ■'*> S Study circle* au<l auxiliaries outside of <|> ■,i-,JL»n Aiiurlm are Informed that » de- <S> partm«nt for tln'ir news ami uso will •>> <$> be publislied each Thursday by The <*> <.•» Herald. Send ill your inrHlnitu, (en- w iV» eral newt and personals each week. *£> SLANDER ON WAITING WIFE PUTS ONE MAN IN HOSPITAL Bartender Speaks Lightly About Wo man on Street and Husband Gets Into Action For making uncomplimentary re marks about a young woman standing in front of a barber shop on Seventh street, near Central avenue, J. C. John son, 27 years old, a bartender living at 130 South Rio street, was roughly han dled by the husband of the woman and later was treated at the receiving hos pital for a long cut on his forehead yesterday afternoon. Johnson was emerging from the bar ber shop when he saw the woman, wearing a veil, standing near the edge of the sidewalk. He looked at her for a moment, then turned to one of the barbers and remarked that the woman myst be a negress. The hUß band of the woman was being shaved at the time. He heard the remark and, without hesitation, sprang from the chair and struck Johnson a heavy blow in the face. The latter fell backward and as soon as he gained his feet ran away as fast as he could. DOCTOR SAYS RABIES CAUSED BOY'S DEATH DOG BITE PROVES FATAL TO JOSEPH SCOTT, JR. After Conducting Thorough Investi gation Autopsy Surgeon Warnc Parents to Be Alert for . Symptoms of Disease Rabies, said to be the second case known in medical history in California, resulting: from the scratch mark made by a dog's teeth, .caused the death of JoSSph Scott, jr., son of Joseph Scott, president of the city board of educa tion of Los Angeles, and president elect of the chamber of commerce. That the 10-year-old son of the presi dent of the board of education was be lieved to have been afflicted with rabies was announced yesterday exclusively in The Herald. Proof of the statement was made public last evening by Dr. Stanley- Black, who was the autopsy surgeon. The postmortem examination conducted in the interest of science in the hope that the surgeon's investigation might tend to prevent death in similar cases was made at the undertaking place of Cunningham & O'Connor. Dr. Black was aware of the fact that Drs. H. G. Brainerd and John R. Colburn were admittedly baffled while they battled for the boy's life, and that the boy in his dying hours displayed an aversion to water. Also he knew that a "tramp dog had attacked the boy last December and its teeth had left scratches across the calf of one of his legs. Investiga tion of the history of the case showed that the dog was not killed at the time, as was presumed, but fled from the Scott home at 984 Elden avenue, after biting the boy. Whether the dog at tacked and bit or scratched other chil dren or adults Is not known. It is pre sumed that the dog died of hydropho bia afterward. Dr. Black made public the result of his search for the rabies germ so that parents and physicians and surgeons could prepare to act ac cordingly. The funeral of the boy will be held this morning at 9:15 o'clock at the Scott home. Rev. John J. Clifford will be in charge of the services at the residence. The body will be taken from the house at 10 o'clock to St. Vlbiana cathedral, where solemn .requiem mass will be celebrated by Rt. Rev. Mgr. Harnett. Rev. Frank J. Conaty will conduct the services at the interment at Calvary. The seven children in the family of Joseph Scott had each a godfather. Six of these —W. E. Hampton, Michael Rush, P. J, McDonald, James C. Kays, I. B. Dockweiler and John P. Burke— will be pallbearers at the boy's funeral. The seventh godfather was the late John F. Francis. TODAY MUST BE RECORD FOR Y. M. C. A. "AVIATORS" Gatherings at Big Building Yesterday Promise Well for Membership Campaign at Close Today is to be the big day of "Av iation week" for the Y. M. C. A.—the last day—and a record run is expected. One of the big events of yesterday evening at the T. M. C. A. building waa the meeting of the team of the "Gibbon-Dyas Dirigible" in one of the halls of the building. This team is "made up largely of the members of the T M. C. A. brot: erhood and the men of the dormitory, and at the present time they are among the leaders, hav ing reported the largest Increase of membership of any of the crews on several days. 4 While Mr. Burbank was talking of these things, two squads of the Tri angle Cadets came in from a long hikes into the country. They appeared fresh and ready to proceed right away again on a Jaunt of just as many miles. The boys left the building last Mon day evening and tramped to Verdugo canyon. There they camped for the night and returned on the following morning after going through a num ber of military maneuvers. As a final appeal before the close of the campaign, General Secretary Lu ther yesterday asked that every man, whether a member of the association or not, talk of the campaign, remind his friends and neighbors, whether he be in the office, the store or In the factory, and make this one day the greatest in the history .of the Insti tution. The entire outcome and suc cess of the past week lies In the num ber of members brought in today. Many well-known business men and city officials joined the organization yesterday. SHERIFF COMES. FOR PRISONER Sheriff Freeman of Springfield, Mo., arrived in Los Angeles yesterday, and expects to return to the Missouri city today, taking' with him W. A. Ingram, arrested several days ago on a charge of passing a bad check and held in the county jail awaiting Freeman's coming. Ingram was arrested while at work In a department store here. He denies all lHiowledge of the offense charged against him. BALLOONISTS TO TRY FOR RECORD HARRISON WILL AID HARMON ON FLIGHT expect to travel from gulf to canada AaeroViaut Recognized by Local Aero Club and License Will Be Is. sued by New York Organization George B. Harrison, the Los Angeles balloonist, left yesterday afternoon for San Antonio, Tex., where he is to act as aid to Clifford B. Harmon, who is to start his balloon New York in an effort to break the world's record for distance and time in the air in a bal loon. A special Quality of gas is being pre pared for the balloon in San Antonio, and it is expected that no balloonists will ever have attempted a journey s» completely equipped as Harmon and Harrison. The gas is to be nearly pure hydrogen and should have a lifting capacity of about sixty pounds to the thousand cubic feet. It is expected to begin the trip about Friday, when weather conditions point to a southwest gale, which is expected to carry them to the Great Lakes or into Canada. Harrison figured the gale woufii cary them forty to fifty miles an hour for a day or two. The moon will be full at the end of this week, sa that night traveling should be excellent. If the weather is cloudy the balloon is to be lightened so that It will ride just above the cloud bank at night, where it is expected to keep its general trend northeastward. Harrison goes as a representative of the Aero Club of California, but in his official capacity of aid to Harmon he acts only under Harmon. Harrison has qualified for a pilot's license and his credentials have been forwarded by the Aero Club of Cali fornia to the Aero Club of America for issuing- of the official document. .His trip with Harmon should make 'him famous. He is making an ex haustive study of air currents for data to be used in future balloon trips. BELIEVE ROBBINS HAD MOCK WEDDING Assayer Under Arrest in Mexico on Charge of Bigamy, May Be In • nocent of Accusation Against Him Although a marriage license was issued to George C. Robbins, assayer, to marry Genevieve A. Lindsay, Jan uary 6, no record showing that a wed ding ceremony was performed can be discovered. The alleged bigamist, no tice of whose arrest In Mexico City was received by Sheriff Hammel Thurs day, is still held by the Mexican au thorities until the necessary proceed ings for his extradition are completed. The register at the marriage license bureau shows that Robbins obtained the permit to wed Miss Lindsay Thurs day, January 6. The law requires that the license shall be returned to the recorder's office by the marrying jus tice or minister withfli three days after the ceremony; More than six weeks have elapsed since the license was issued and no information that a wedding took place has been received. "It Is barely possible that the license has been forgotten by the person who performed the ceremony," said a clerk in the recorder's office yesterday. "This is the first instance, however, that I can remember where a permit was not returned within six weeks." The belief now is that if a wedding occurred it was a mock ceremony, in which event Robblns can not be held on a charge of bigamy. FIND CIVIL WAR RELIC BOSTON, Feb. 22.—A souvenir of the capture of a southern blockade runner during the civil war, an old box containing about $35,000 in Confederate bonds, has been found In the customs house. S Bishops Cocoa H BR A cup of BISHOP'S Cocoa is the most nourishing ■ H^Jl HL food you can give the children for breakfast. ', 1 J^| fljl Made as BISHOP makes it — from the choicest P'tJ Hl cocoa beans, in marvelous machinery that practically JH JH extracts all the cocoa butter, thus making the cocoa HL soluble and easily digestible—is, without question, .^IH I JUt the drink for the children. Pound and half-pound |fflL—J Hn|P Bishop (EJi Company m&ri I — 3> d^\f f^ I*£ X s^^&^JF^^^m I Musrf SALE i[°\ ■ iy_\^T[^_rt-^v The"FREE" Continues J l^^l CSI U IX^W?^ Sewing Machines Basement ■ Never Miss m - wCf tvCf tm G* ; T - Just One Great :; Gas Range Value —Others at $32.50. —Others (with oven underneath) at $15. —Down to Gas Plates at 25c. A great new department has just been opened at Bullock's (sth floor) — • The best Gas Ranges we could find after searching the world over. / You can't afford not to see them if you need a new Gas Range. GUERNSEY IS OUT TO DEFEAT PERCY HAMMON 1 Newspaper Man Hopes to Obtain In. dorsement of Lincoln.Roose velt Republicans L. G. Guernsey, newspaper writer and athlete, also a Democrat, thinks the time is opportune for the voters in the seventy-fifth assembly district to de feat the political ambitions of Percy Hammon, assemblyman incumbent, and when not in that office a deputy district attorney. Guernsey announced yesterday his desire to receive the nomination to the office of assembly man, and in a day or two his nomina tion petitions will be in circulation. The writer said he hoped to receive the indorsement of the Lincoln-Roose velt league. Guernsey is a member of the Los Angeles Athletic club, one of the founders of the old Press club, a member of the Congregational church and a college graduate. MERCHANT DIES AT HOSPITAL H. Eckenroth, a prominent merchant of Cleveland, 0., who arrived yester day morning from his home, died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Clara Barton hospital, where he had been removed on the arrival of the train. Mr. Eckenroth was accom panied by his wife, who will take the remains to Cleveland»for burial. Classified Ad. Section HIGHLAND PARK BAPTISTS WILL BUILD NEW CHURCH Structure to Cost $15,000 to Be Erect. Ed on Lots Recently Purchased on Monte Vista Street The Highland Park Baptist church is planning to erect a modern $15,000 church building on the lots recently purchased on Monte Vista street near Avenue Fifty-nine. It is the plan to erect the Sunday school department first, which will be two stories high, 58x51 feet. This part of the building will contain a main auditorium, five class rooms, a large primary room, three robing rooms and a kitchen on the first floor. The second floor will be occupied by a gallery, the pastor's study and rooms for the Men's Broth erhood of the church. The building will be of frame con struction, shingles and piaster to be used in the exterior construction. The church has been successful sinco Rev. A. J. Copass took charge of the church last September. Since that time forty new members have been received and money has been raised to purchase the church lots, as well as to start the new building. Major E. F. Elwell, O, P. C6ve and T. H. Stewart are the building com mittee. The Ansel...! grill nas excellent «enr- Urn nnd better food. Fourth and Spring.