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Sale Of siightiy
Used Pianos
Instruments Rented for a Few Months
to Tourists, or Taken in Exchange on
Purchases of Player Pianos.
With tho "Tourist Reason" over our enormous rental business with
this class Is at an end. in our warerooms, therefore, aro a largo num
ber of slightly used high BTada pianos— Instruments that have seen but
b few months' service. Some of them were returned from the Alexan
dria, Hotel Green, tho Kaymond, the Maryland and other high grade
,njin nil i iiihsii ■ jif-i .tb'-|i,ii i iii.ii. hotols. These pianos are Ilko
ja|3Tf^L'^ltTiri:J^^^!|^ i'?"^?j r Hs[ now—in perfect condition. Yet
Ilraalt all pianos," and ill;; reductions have
I been made In price.
SMI ____ , 7j (Mir lin-n■•■isinj; bllKlnrKH In
Ifij^^ I'lavrr T'iiiiihh also luitißS us a
ti;v3 ■ f^smsaSSSSSfSSSSS lar«» number of similarly high
HawijwwglJn»r»-^=^r^SS^^l»!si grade used Pianos, taken in ex-
B^iVuMHIPP^KSHriv change on the purchase of Play-
KwHlnilJ IIISI'SKIMii 1 Pli '' ' Many I" "I'l'' ■"'■' purcha;
'b^yl1 *! iwiwSif ■ ' Ing the superior Player Pianos
fflti ■} if mk'''%-'"'tV^''tl '• carried by us—tho Steinway
Ha 1'' 1! ,ri,' l-Mifii'l'i l;,:?pKi'^sW' ) '■ Welte-Mlgnon, Btelnway Pianola,
Ell 'fi ; t'?!.!.*!^;'^! * Sohtner-Cecllian. Farrand-Cecll-
Si&L i^^fir^sSSaaSiS 7 "an, Kranich & Bach, Kurtz
«fc pSaKa^'^^"^^ mann, Cadillac and Milton Play-
cr Planos . T i lO y exchange their
regular I'innoa as part payment on Players. Only last week two flno
Kranich & Bach Pianos came to us in this way. I.lke the rental pianos,
these Instruments must be sold much under their worth. Note tho
reductions named below— If you want a bargain In a reliable piano,
secure on< of these—
Uprights Purchasable on
Terms of $6,sB&sloMonthly
rr™ 1' . ... $385 i£ss£™:. $225
Xl KI/MANN, $295 .SMITH & HAKNES, $235
KNAIIK. $275 >11l TON. $210
ir^n.* "AMIIN> $265 JSFwS 1-; $175
K :;^v v> . $500 (^;: iiM'' $400
VL??£o A*: $375 JSfU $275
kiiwkii * bach. . $425 1 *ii:uson. $275
M^/m,"..* nAt $375 Kf^gS HUOS $225
Kranich & Bach and
Sohmer Grand
Regularly $750 to $850; Now $500 to $600
The reputation of these standard makes Is known wherever pianos aro known.
These, nre miperh Instruments. in perfect condition. If you want a arami piano
you'd mid a genuine irialn In one of these. They're purchasable on very easy
term BCJUAItK I'IAMM *flo, $«o, *7.i AMD $100.
Special Prices on Talking Machines
We ore offering some remarkable values In slightly used talking machines taken
In exchange on the purchase of Victors. If you want to pick up a real bargain
In c good Instrument, 10.,k through this line. Only a rniaa cash payment will be
1 quired the balance due may be paid In small Installment*.
Geo. J. Birkel Co.
Kxn.tMvi: M'i'.iMVW AGENTS,
345-347 South Spring Street
Strangers are Invited to visit the exhibits
of California products at the Chamber of
Commerce bulldlnc, on Broadway, batwaen
First and Bceoad strcot3. whero free Infor
mation will be rlvcq on all subjects pertain-
Uig to this section.
The Herald will pay $10 In ea:»h to any
One furnishing evidence that will lead to the
arrest and convletlon of ioiy paraon caunht
• tialliiK aoplaa of Th.- Herald from the
preittiaea of our patrons.
Membership In tlie I.os An*el»s rtenlty
board Is a virtual guarantee of reliability.
Provision Is made, for arbitration of any
differences between muni,era an.l their oil
enta. Accurate Information on realty m.-it
tera Is obtainable from them. Valuations
by a competent committee. Directory of
Baamberi free at the office of Herbert ITur
dett. aaoratary, r. 2r> Security building.
Phone Bruadway 15U6.
The T.fKa! Aid society at 552 North Main
Itraet Is a charitable organization main
tained fop the purpose of aiding in leifal
mail' those unable to employ counsel. The
, society needs financial aulstanca and seeks
information refrardlnpr worthy cases. Phone
Home F5203; Main 8366.
The HeraM, like every other newspaper, I*
misrepresented at times, particularly In
cases Involving hotels, thenrers, «to. Tim
puhllo will pleaso t;ii;o notice that every
representative of thin paper Is equipped with
the proper credentials, and mora particu
larly equipped with money with whli'h to
ray his bllU. THE HBUAI.n
Reception to Mlnnesotans
A reception under tho auspices of
the chamber of commerce ■will be held
"Wednesday evening' in the chamber for
all former residents of Minnesota.
To Commemorate Commune
The Socialists will commemorate the
Commune this evening In a meeting
at McKlnley hall. Walker Theater
building. Job Harrlman and Harry
Schade will speak.
Robs Drinking Companion
Joseph Schmitz, who recently arrived
In Los Angeles from Sacramento, told
the detectives yesterday that whllo
drinking In a saloon on North Main
street he was "touched" for $-10 In gold,
presumably b.y a stranger with whom
lie was drinking.
Prominent Church Worker Dead
Mrs. Carrie Turner, a prominent
member of tho First Methodist church,
died yesterday at her home, 1104 South
Olive street. She Is survived by one
son, Dr. R. L. H. Turner of Los An
geles. Funeral services will be hold
over the body Monday at 2:30 o'clock
at the First Methodist church.
Dog Bites Dressed
While walking near his home yester-.
day morning Carlos Bamola, 18 years
old, of ISS North Clarence street, was
attacked by an unmuzzled dog and
bitten on the left shoulder and on the
left leg. He went to the receiving
hospital, where tho puncture wounds
were cauterized and dressed by tho
police surgeons.
Succumbs to Long Illness
. Dr. ' James C. Sharp, a practicing
j optician, died yesterday at his homo,
' 884 West Thirty-fifth 1 place, after a long
i Illness, Funeral services "ill h" held
I over the body Monday at 3 p. m. at the
chapel of the Connell Undertaking
c pany. Burial «iii be In Inglowood
Park cemetery. Or. Sharp Is .survived
by his widow nnd one son.
Loses Fingers In Machine
C, I<. Curtis, 17 years old, n mill
laborer employed by the B. K. Wood
Lumber company, was treated at the
receiving hospital yesterday afternoon
for a mangled lefi )ittl« finger which
iffered as the result of his hand
becoming entangled in the cobs of 1
planing machine. The tinner was am
putated at the second Joint. Curtis
lives at 5!H4 San Tedro street.
Merritt's Auto Stolen
11. C.-Merritt, living at nn rans drive,
Paaadena, asked the police yesterday
to assist him in recovering his auto
mobile, which was stolen from in fnml
Of Temple auditorium at 11 o'clock
Friday night. The missing auto bore
license plate No. 13-ttiS Cal., and is de
scribed as being a Chalmers-Detroit
of the roadster style, and the horty
and running Rear are of a dark blue
Attempted Suicide Failed
Because she was unable to get relief
from B severe headache Carmen Trlni
dud. 35 years old, became despondent
yesterday and attempted to commit
suicide by Inhaling gas in her room at
2884 Blast First street. She was dis
covered in an unconscious condition by
Frank Kurome and taken to the receiv
ing hospital, where she was revived.
Later she was sent to tho county hos
pital. Tho police surgeons say she
will recover.
Baumgardt to Lecture
Tho B. Tt. Baumgardt lecture to he
Riven in Hlanehard bull this evening
Will OOVer the entire subject Of "Swit
zerland, the Playground of Europe."
This lecture Is one of the most beauti
ful in the Baumgardt repertoire, in
cluding as it does so many superbly
colored views of this wonderful coun
try. The many mythical tales con
nected With its early history, and its
model republican government make It
a most Interesting lecture.
The hearing of the appeal of than
Shun from the judgment of the justice
court of I^os Angeles township, order
ing him to pay a fine of $250 for prac
ticing as a physician without a license,
was continued yesterday morning hy
Judge Davis of tho criminal court for
one week, the attorneys for the defense
declaring tho papers iii the case had
been mislaid or stolen. The case hud
been In tho courts for the past three
R. J. Hess was arrested In Los An
geles yesterday morning after he had
gone violently insane over religion, lie
was taken heforo Judge Wilbur of the
superior court at once and committed
to the hospital at Patton. He was so
violent that he was placed in a stralt
jaeket for safety. He never stopped
singing hymns, preaching and praying
from tho time he was arrested until
taken to the asylum.
Municipal Affairs
Members of Local Revision Committee
Present at City Club Luncheon
Are Addressed by
Mayor Conard
It was a gleeful occasion for Frank
G, Ktnbiy.Non, president of the <'ity
( lull, when Gram Conard, mayor of San
Diego, yesterday told thai organization
that his <ity had adopted the commis
sion form "i government by amendment
to its charter and not by submitting an
entirely new charter. Mr. Plnlayson
took occasion to call the attention of
;iny members of the charter n
commission who mi^iit i» pn lent to
this I;i< t.
Mr. Flntayson Is himself a member
of tii.- charter revision i ommli Blon and
a warm adherent of the comml
form of government, as exemplified In
in Moines and other clttes. He has
been strongly In favor of submitting
-nine form of the commission plan to
the people as a charter amendment,
and was much disappointed last Tues
day nlghi wh( n a committee ol the
commission reported against sulimit
tlng the commission plan as an amend
ment on the ground that it was too
radical and might be construed by the
courts as an entln ly new charter under
the guise of amendments.
Mayor Conard told the ( iiy i hlb how
much Letter San DlegO Is governed un
der the new form than It was under
the old form, when the government was
mi the same plan as is now the case In
i.os Angelea. Ban Diego now has five
commissioners and a mayor, where ii
usi il to have nine, coundlmi n, h mayor
and all the police, lire and other com
missions that help govern Los Angeles,
He showed the commission had saved
San Diego many thousands of dollars
in the less than a year that it has
bei nln power and Unit the 1 pie have
rec Ived more for their money than
was ever the case under the old
While the City club was deeply In
terested In the speaker, it was much
more so In the bulletins of proceedings
i at Washington read during the lunch
eon by President Klnlayson. when the
! bulletins proclaimed the overthrow oi"
speaker cannon the large banquet
room echoed and re-echoed with the en
thusiastic applause.
Pr (ding Mayor f'onnrd'a speech A.
a. Denlson, secretary of the chamber
Of commerce, made a few remarks In
which he declared that Oakland was
trying to work out Its destinies as Los
Angeles had done, and was patterning
after this city in the spirit of co
operatlon and "team work" that has
done so much to make Los Angeles
« hai it is.
Prof. fi. T.i. Bicdenback. principal of
the Berkeley high school, followed
Mayor Conard and told of the work-
Ing of the commission form of govern
ment in that city. Berkeley has one
feature In its charter which no other
commission city has adopted, its com
missioner of finance is ox-offlclo a
ni' mber Of tlm school hoard and con
trols tho finances of that department
of the city government an ho dors the
other departments. The four momhors
of the school hoard, the fivr> commis
sioners and the city auditor are the
only elected officials In Berkeley.
Sergeant of Traffic Squad Claims Un
scrupulous Dealers Take Advant
age of Ordinance Language
Some firms selling the mirrors that
are placed on automobiles and other
vehicles to permit the driver to see
the traffic behind him are taking an
unfair advantage of the new traffic
ordinance, according to Sergeant But
ler, commanding the traffic squad.
Hundreds of .vehicles have been
equipped with these mirrors In the last
few days and some of the vehicles
were not required to have them under
the terms of the ordinance. The ordi
nance compels only those vehicles
which are covered In the rear in such
a way that the driver cannot see the
traffic behind him to have the mirrors
and whenever it is possible for the
driver to see behind through even a
small opening in the rear they are su
perfluous. Agents for these minors
Impressed on owners of all kinds
of vehicles thai they were required by
law and have been doing a landoffice
business through misrepresentations,
aci ordlng to Butler.
Court Awards Judgment to Garage
Which Patched Up Machine
Sold for $5
C. It. 'Williams was awards! judg
ment against Mrs. 11. M. Bennett,
known as i.aura Biggar, for $13.10 yes
terday by Justice Sitmmertield for re
pairs 'alleged to In- due the Angelus
garage, which debt was assigned to
Williams for collection. It appears
from the testimony that Mrs. Bennett
sold an automobile to Dr. C. C, llen
dricks for $5 which he placed in the
garage for repairs and later sold back
10 .Mis. Bennett. While in the garage
it was claimed that repairs to the
amount of the judgment were made on
the automobile.
a Judgment for $7r>,oon was awarded
against Mrs. Bennett a few months ago
in New York in a suit which Mrs. C.
C. Hendricks brought against her for
alienation of her husband's affections.
Efforts by the defendant's attorney
were commenced yesterday morning In
the superior court before Judge Davis
to allow Francisco Gonxales, charged
with assault with intent to murder Pell
Bspinoza on January 27, to plead guilty
to the charge of simple assault. In the
absence of Deputy District Attorney
ECeyes, who is prosecuting the case, the
prisoner's hearing was continued until
The hearing of the appeal of H. It.
Morton from the judgment of an Ocean
Park court for violation 1 of one of the
ordinances Of that city. In What Is said
to be a test case of the ordinance, was
continued yesterday morning: by Judge
Davis of the criminal court for two
weeks on application of the at
torney for the defense for more time.
News of the Courts
Breaking of Clause Restricting Use of
Firearms on Land No Cause for
Damages, Is Judicial' Opinion,
In an opinion handed down in the
"f A. it. PTaser against Qeo
Bentel et al., to foreclose a mortgage
on property In Ocean Park valued al
$60,000, by Judge James of the superior
courl yesterday, the latter decided In
favor of the plaintiff and held that a
provision restricting the use or fire
on ihe propertj. aa pro\ Ided for
in the deed, was no can; c for
ages as detracting trom Its value.
The property consisted of about two
I hundred lots in an advantugei I loca
tion al Ocean Park, and formerly tva ■■
I ov, veil by the Recreation Gun i lub.
B*or some years the latter held shool ■
Ing malehes on the land, and the Bound
of gunshots became so objectionable
to the neighborhood that when the club
o d the property a stipulation was
made In the deed v. inch forever i n -
\enie,i firearms trom being discharged
oil the place.
The club sold the property In June,
1904, to Fraser, with this understand
ing, and In selling a portion of the
land, known as the Crescent Bay tract,
to Bentel in 1906 the same restrictions
pro\ Ided lor. Bi ntel uaa to pay
ni three Installments, anil Issued a
mortgage to Fraser for the payment
of 140.000.
There was a balance of $15,000 due
August 20, 1908, ;md a new mortgage
was executed to secure payment,. It
was on a foreclosure of thli mortgage
thai action was brought by Fraser In
Judge James' court. BentSl put in a
counter claim for $211,000 damages,
which lie estimated the property had
sustained because of the restriction
preventing the discharge of firearms.
jud 1 ■■■ clsion contend
ed thai the defendant was fully aware
of the restriction when he first pur
chased the property, and that nothing
was heard from him resarding the de
atlon of the property's value in
that connection until the commence
mi nt of the suit to foreclose on the sec
ond mortgage.
Recently Organized Helmet Lodge
Promises to Be Strong—Pa.
trol Will Be Uniformed
The Pase rank was conferred on a
class ol Strangers at the regular
meeting of Helmet I'><!k<\ No. :'5,
Knights of Pythias, held last night in
Burbank hall. Several applications
tor membershla in this popular lodge
wi re rei ely( d.
Helmet lodge, recently organised,
promise! to be one of the strongest in
this Jurisdiction In a short time. It.
already has a membership of more than
3SO, composed of some of the most
prominent fraternal workers in the
state, and is Increasing ai the unusual
i-ai, „f 100 members a month.
•\ patrol of twenty-two members has
been organlaed, and T. J. Soldlng
elected captain. The patrol will be
beautifully uniformed and promises to
ond to none In the order.
A special convention was called Fri
day night to confer the Ksquiro rank
on twelve Pages. The next special
moetinK will be held March 25 In the
Walker Theater building. The regular
meetings <>f the lodge will be held Fri
day nights, beßinntnjc April 1, in the
Lincoln hall of Walker Theater build-
Attorney Davis Causes the Arrest of
Charles Williams Because of
Actions in Venice Crowd
Charlei "Williams, who was arrested
laßt Sunday at Venice after bWnp sur
prised in the act of attempting to rob
i.,. Compte DabU, attorney, of a dia
mond stick pin valued at 1750, was ar
raigned before Justice Pierce yeßter
day and )iis preliminary hearing tet
for 10 o'clock March 28. In default of
$3000 ball he wai remanded to jail.
1 i.ivis slabs that While he was board
iiik a car at Venice fur i. us Angelei he
was jostled about in the crowd ami
someone made a grab for his pin. Ho
bad Hie man arrested and taken to the
Central police station anil held until
a complaint could he issued against
him by the district attorney'! office.
Men Arrested by Detective Alleged to
Be Guilty of Series
of Crimes
Charles Williams, Charles Lawless,
John c. Bellou and Willie Crawford,
who were arrested by Detectives Jones
and Boyd yesterday, are s.iid by the
police to be four of the most notorious
pickpockets In the country' Williams
is charged with attempting to pick the
pocket of Attorney Le Compte Davis
at Venice last Sunday, and the other
three are bonked .is vagrants.
The men have been frequenting the
beach towns and, it is thought, com
mitted several offenses there. Williams
was Identified by Attorney Davis as
the man who jostled against and tried
to steal his stickpin at the beach town.
The men probably will be arraigned in
police court Monday.
The complaint aginst James W,
('l'd;', an attorney, charging him with
■elllng unredeemed mortgaged proper
ty, who was adjudged Insane by the
lunacy commission Friday and coin
mil tfrl to tho asylu mat Patton, was
dismissed yesterday in Juitlce Bummer
fleld's court by the district attorney's
Office, While being arraigned on the
charge, two weeks ago, in Justice Sum
merfleld's court, Crede leaped through
a window of the court room to the
ground two stories below and sustained
slight injuries. I. J. Kilvara. who pre
ferred the charge against Crede, al
leges he sold a desk which he held a
mortgage on for $75.
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,( • W*^ i-' ■■--' B /B ters for E. Burn- $]*
% inCh X \ \^ •* ySf £ J ham's Celebrated i,
t Colored A^X^ &mft ™T/f-\ Toilet Articles f
t Taffeta Ribbon ,jV\^ 317 325 IfcßS 312 322 V\ > Ask for a fr Pe I
X r.nc quality. Mon- "^^s^,. SO BROADWAY '^^^P^ SO KII ST. \j booklet "n "How «f»
flay at, y; ,r,l '^ 'afuStco \ m Be autlful.» I
£ \ / AJUSENOT CO \ / f
I / ~~T "~—' t
I J^ Smart Tailored Suits 1
| for Easter |
J i/fySM \ Priced from !|
» fct A \ Will \ «r*
it \|f ( II n ?
X I f/l :UI '/i The near approach of Easter will prompt many to think of buying i|»
X \ /Irl^'JU '// l a suit this weekl 'lhc perplexing'question —"Which suit shall I *,
21 \ /jlpTjl l\ /\ I buy?"—can be easily and satisfactorily answered by inspecting our 4>
j! /111 1 ' >Jl comprehensive line of smart Easter suits. Our garments express «|>
X 111 111 ' tne ver y jatcst ideas of Eashion and are characterized by perfect a|*
4* 111 I \ I IIJ *'lt: an(^ ta''ore(l excellence. **
T* /ill li l^llil We "hOW th<%m lo Frrnch cr 'te' 'l'»Konnl», shark «kln, wld« wale, matte, prunella »nd
"** fill I l^llyl Imported mannish wor«t<"d«; In the most fashionable coloring*.
T \\\\\ II I I'M In The large early selling of suits having depleted our lines at $20 **
4» /ill 11 '\A \v and $25, we have recently strengthened them by adding suits from *|»
X w/llll'' W\J higher lines, as follows: 4»
T "^Ssa^yj $25 Suits now $20, and $30 Suits now $25. I i|>
J*N ■ / %
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i I "Villp" Belt Buckles and ] t
I r> vine BackCombs |
X ( AfCpf C Monday we offer the following special T
J, V>Vl JvlJ values: . X
T We have recently added to our already large BeltßllCkleS H
X line of fine Corsets a new one to be known Reguar Values to $3.50 <£i *7C T
4» by the name of "Ville." Monday at \sl./J 4*
f These Corsets are made expressly for us Regular Values to $5.00 CDO 1 C X
I[j according to our own ideas of quality, bon- Monday at ... .Cb^ . J X
4> ing, vle and finish. This offer comprises a large variety of %
*>* They are shown in a variety of styles, styles, including enamels, old gold or «|*
*&* but we wish to call particular attention French gilt finish. Some are studded with «jj,
"§» Monday to semi-precious stones; others engraved or *L
"£> Monday to chased in artistic designs. *^>
% Our "Ville" Model at 53.50 Metal Mounted Fancy Back Combs X
*** which we claim is equal in quality and fit Values to $2.25 CP "j O C »|*
t to any $5.00 make. Monday at y^V.UJ a,
X \__—, — / N- ' X
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I Table Linens \
1 at a Great Saving I
$ You can replenish your stock of table linens at a little cost r
% Monday if you select from these specials. Remember m
X although low in price they are "Ville" quality. £
| Napkins Pattern Cloths |
T 100 dozen in large dinner size; bleached; all Size 3 yards long by 2 yards wide; all linen. T
T linen. Size 23x23. The designs include rose, Shown in poppy and chrysanthemum pat- T
j* lily of the vally, fern. An excellent chance to terns; 50 cloths in this lot. (£O C\(} tS*
T save $1.50 on every dozen you (£ O f\(\ Monday at, each K\)Ld . \J\J i
X buy. Monday at, dozen Cpj^.vyv/ This price represents a great saving. m»
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Larger Number of Felons Convicted
in Local Courts Prefer San
Quentin to Other State
As a choice between two future resi
dences among the prisoner! sentenced
by the criminal courts of Log Angeles,
Ban Quentin is a big favorite over
ETolsom, as a stopping place, accord
Ing u> the record! of the local court*.
in nine cases nut of ten when a priso
ner is asked to which place he would
prefer to be taken, since he is com
pelled t.i accept "ne or the other, Ban
Quentin has a bl«j lead over Folsom.
The choice runs between freedom
and Folsom as tho tun opposite*. If
prisoner! cannot set freedom, they do
(heir best to get probation, according
to the cleverness of their attorney*, If
they cannot get probation they ask
to "stop at the San Quentin "hotel,"
and PolßOm is accepted when no other
objective point is left to them.
San Quentin, according- to convicts
in the county jail who have been to
"both places," is a small city in Itself,
Besides, most of the work is inside
and during cool and wet weather they
suffer less hardship. The (act that
the place is surrounded by walls also
results in a little easier discipline and
they are. not watched closely every
time they make a move.
In Folsom, they claim, they are com
pelled to work outside In all kinds of
weather and tho place is like a small
country village. Tho fact that there
are no high walls around the place, in
stead of attracting prisoners, sets them
against the place, because they arc
subject to a more Irksome discipline
and watchfulness In consequence.
In the county Jail the old-timers and
the new ones trade information and
soon become acquainted with condi-
ii<.ns. The result is that in the Los
leß criminal court, when a man
la sentenced, he Invariably prefers S:m
Quentin because it is "boosted ' by the
miits awaiting trial in the coun
ty jail.
Once Dismissed by Court, the Case
Against Alleged Bogus Mine
Owner Is Reopened
W. H. Jay waa arraigned before Jus
tice Ling yesterday on a charge of ob
taining nion. y under false pretenses!
preferred against him by '•■ W,
bins. His preliminary hearing was
.set for 10 o'clock April 6.
Jay was arrested some time ago on
the same charge, but was dismissed at
his preliminary hearing in Justice Sum -
merfleld's court because of lack of evi
it is alleged by Roßbins that Jay
sold him 5000 shares of stock in a imr
ompany at 10 cents a share on the
false representation that he owned the
mini' and that he had f)00 tons of ore
ready for shipment at $19 a ton.
A. La Cava filed suit In the superior
court yesterday for $20,525 4amages
against the Union Tool company of Loa
Angeles for the Injury of his arm
whllo working for the firm last Jan
uary, the member requiring amputa
tion at the elbow to save his life. B.
Clark is also named as defendant In
the suit hy the plaintiff, who alleges
that his reckless operation of a planer
for the tool concern caused him to be
Injured. i.a Oava, states he went to
work for the firm as a helper on Jan
uary 3, and on January 24 the accident
happened, which he alleges will cause
him to suffer and prevent him earning
a living for the rest of. his lite.
Court Places No Credence in Story of
Denial Told by George
Two years in San Quentin was the
sentence meted out to Qeorge Thomp
son, who pleaded guilty to burglary, by
Judge Davia of the criminal court yes
terday, a recommendation of probation
not 1). ing given by Captain Dodds, pro
bation officer, upon an investigation of
Thompson's former life. Thompson
holds papers as a ship's first officer and
ri.iiiiis to have been on the ocean from
i^ years of age up to a. year ago, when
lie was -il j i ars old. I U entered th«
room of George Lynn In the Arcade
hotel, where he was stopping, at mid
night on January 31 and took a y.ohl
watch from the bureau and sold it to ii
pawnbroker for $■(.
Detective Roberta of the Loa An
police force round the property and
forced Thompson to confess he had
taken it. Fifteen dollars WB al I taken
from Lynn's r.>om, and the b ddin
on tire, hue Thompson denied all knowl
edge or the acts except taking the
watch. What prevented him from re
ceiving probation was the fact that a
iiinmv and brace and bit were found
in the drawer of his room, 'I'll,
had been used In a number ol
In the city, and while the defendant
denied the tools » are tl. v to hla
knowledge, the court did not put any
faith in hi 'its.
The chargi of embezzleme
vniiain Neargard, preferred against
him by P. .1. Carlson, was dlsinl
yesterda in Justice Summerfield'B
court on motion of the complaining
witn-ss. li is all. ged by i 'arlson that
Neurgard i I h horse ■■
vului .. ■ but when n came time
for iiis pr< limlnary heat Ing ha
he did not want to prosecute the casu.

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