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0* ' ' ftFAIRBANKS -a quality PIANO !H Ezr-y' at a price every BSE f|p^y//^>:^9|f| purse can II KB?l^^^^^^ This piano—The Fairbanks ■ P/183? l'Ss* '- '/'/-'■ JH'i' |li priced instruments in tone wj| Y^tjMjillU^^^. JI [J quality, construction, dura jfl I ||1 :^^^^ss*^!ffiyy?ftr unreservedly recommend '''''/' '* ! '' The Fairbanks to every /.f-' -y r piano buyer whose invest ment is to be $350 or a little more. To hear this splendid instrument is to buy it. $10 sends a Fairbanks home ; $6 to $10 a month pays for it. TItP, HOUSE OF MIJSKUI. QUALITY. Southern California Music Co. 332-334 South Broadway Los Angeles Merchants Bank and Trust Co. £J2 ST? SZ Branch: 2AQ.11 C RrnilHwflV Transact* a General Bank -1410 South Hoover itreet. *V7-1L O. ProaQWay m, and Tju.t B u «ine«», CHAMPION EQUAL SUFFRAGE CAUSE Prominent Men Launch League .to Further the Cause of . Votes for Women The Political Equality league of Southern California came Into official being yesterday at a banquet given by John Hruly of Pasadena to prominent men of both Pasadena and L.OB Ange les who aro Interested in tho question of woman suffrage. The affair was given at the Angelus hotel and tho twenty-six men present became mcra ben of the new organization. The purpose of the league, as organ ized. Is to promote oqual suffrage among the citizens of, first, Califor nia, and then the whole United States. Any citizen who Is In favor of the Ideals of the. league may become a member on the payment of a small annual fee and signifying his belief In equal suffrage. The league was organized during the banquet. The host of the occasion wel comed his guests and then called on Judge Waldo M. York, who, after ex plaining, the purpose of the meeting nominated Mr. Braly as temporary chairman. The latter was elected unanimously. Judge York then read a constitution drafted by himself for the government of the new league and this also was adopted unanimously. It set forth that a fee of one dollar should be charged each member per annum; the league should be privi leged to receive voluntary contribu tions from anyone In order to carry out Its purposes and that the officers Bhould be elected each year, on the first Saturday of the first month. The constitution adopted, the league Immediately proceeded to the election of officers. Mr. Braly was chosen as president of the organization unani mously. He thanked the assemblage for the honor and promised to serve to the best of his ability. Judge York was elected to fill the first vice presi dent's chair and Hulett C. Merrttt of Pasadena was chosen as second vice president. The office of secretary was combined with that of treasurer and Charles Bell was selected. , / GOVERNORS ABB APPOINTED Th« constitution as adopted alßo pro vided for a board of governors, to con siHt of the president, the two vioo presidents, the soorotary treasurer, five members of the organization to be se lected by the president and nine other members to be elected by the first nine. President Braly appointed R. J. Wa ters, John K. Haynos, L. C. Gates, Jo seph Itadford and Judge W. G. Har bert as members of the board of gov ernors. He also suggested that these men select ulna women to act with them as the rest of the board of gov ernors, which sug-gostlon will probably be put into effect. Following the election, the president explained to some extent the reason ad objects of the league. Ho Bald: "I believe we are today starting! a movement which will be world-wide In its operations, and I am glad that suoh a movement, which means so much to the world, is originating in Southern California. We will work now for the enfranchisement of the better half of the citizens of California; later for the game thing throughout the United States and finally throughout the world. "There is no law on earth which privllges men to make laws for women. They are privlleg-ed to do that them nelves. Why don't the legislature put this thing squarely before the people? I don't know why, but I believe it is time for men to find out" Following Mr. Braly, Lee Gates, Judge York, Dr. Baker P. Lee, Rev. J. Whlteomb Brougher, Dr. E. C. Moore, W. G. Harbert and Dr. John It. Haynes all made short talks pledg ing their support to the new organiza tion. Mr. Lee brought out in the course of his remarks the sentiment that should a woman take her case to the courts she could not be compelled to pay taxes unless she. was allowed to vote. Those present were: J. H. Braly, Charles W. Bell, William S. Harbert, George W. Stlmson, Parley M. John son, W. D. Woolwine, Lee C. Gates, Baker P. Lee, Waldo M. TorK, John R. Haynes, Charles D. Blaney, J. Whlteomb Brougher. N. Blackstock, J. B Munlox, Lloyd W. Mantin, Herman Janss, A. H. Brady, Charles H. Toll, William H. Allen, Jr., C. C. Loomla, T. R. Gibbon, B. C. Moore, Dean Mason, D. K. Ledgewood and R. W. Polndexter. BUILD NEW DEPOT IF ALL LINES AID Project Hinges on Co-operation of Santa Fe and Salt Lake Roads President Robert S. Lovett, Harrl nitti's successor In the management of the Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and their allied railroad systems, may con sent to give Los Angeles a union rail way station If President Kipley of the Santa Fe and President Clark of the Salt Lake Hneß are willing that their companies should acquiesce In tho plan and provide their share of the neces sary funds. This much was stated yesterday by close friends of Judge Lovett, Includ ing prominent railway officials accom panying him on his trip, but personally tho Judge refused to discuss the union depot project, and as on the night of his arrival In Los Angeles, continues to say to all who ask him, that "I.os Angeles probably will got a new de pot, all right," but Is silent as a sphinx concerning the union station. The presidents of the railroads In volved are expected to confer In the matter pome time within the next week or ten days, when, as previously stated In The Herald, definite, announcements \\ Ul be made. "I have been quoted as saying so much that I did not say," said Judge Lovett yesterdny, "that I cannot say anything about the union station at all." F. W. Blanchard of the union depot committee is much encouraged as a re sult of conferences he has had with Judge Lovett so far, and predicts that the project will meet with success, al though delays are probable. AH arrangements have been made for tho reception to be tendered at 8 o'clock tonight by the chamber of commerce, but as Judge Lovett has re quested that the reception be strictly informal and that there be no set pro gram, no announcements of speech making will be made. F. Q. Storey is chairman of the re ception committee, and Mayor Alex ander, the directors of the chamber and the union station and excursion commltteemen are members of tho committee. PROTECTION FOR SEALS IN PACIFIC IS FAVORED Tho Los Angeles Civic association passed a resolution at its meeting yes terday morning in the chamber of com merce building requesting that Cali fornia's representatives in congress fa vorably consider bill No. 7242, which provides for the protection of fur seals in Pacific waters. The resolution, in the form of a petition, will be sent to congress at oner. Mrs. N. K. Wilson, Mrs. Harriet My ers and Mrs. A. B. Ward will represent the Civic association at the Federation of Women's Clubs convention to be held in Santa Barbara, April 8-12. PET DOG BITES THREE MEMBERS OF ONE FAMiL A pet Scotch terrier given to them sev eral days aero by well meaning friends proved a boomerang to the Eck family, and three members of the household were treated at the receiving hospital yesterday tor bltea Inflicted by the supposedly docilo animal. Mr*. I*ena Eek, 3 3 years old, Buffered laceratlom on both thumbs and her left arm was bitten. Herman Kck. 11 year** old, was bitten on both hands and waa suf fering from hysteria when taken to the re ceiving hospital, and Louisa Eck. 6 years old. Buffered lacerations on both hands. The three victims. It appears, were trying to pet the dog when it turned and at tackee them. FATHER JUDGES CASE IN WHICH SON IS ATTORNEY Maurice Densmore, charged with having his wife in a disorderly house, was dismissed by Judge Willis yesterday on Information Intro duced that Ida Densmore was not his wife. It was shown that he had married three years ago in Vancouver, shortly after his first wife had secured an Interlocutory decree of divorce from him, his second marriage taking place loss than & year thereafter and not being A novel feature of the trial was that At torney Will H. Willis, son of. Judge Willis, acted for the defendant. Under the provisions of the California code the prosecution may object to a case being heard before a Judge who Is related to an attorney for the defense, but Attorney Ford waived his rights In the present Instance. mßßSmgßtom LOS ANGELES HERALD WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1910. FIRST GUN IN CAMPAIGN TO CARRY HARBOR AND POWER BONDS IS FIRED General Committee Meets and Appoints Men to Lead in Movement : to Secure Improvements Vital to Advancement of Los Angeles. S Stephens and Fleming Urge Great Necessity of Forward « Steps Being Taken in Regard to Furtherance of Plans THE first Rim In tho campaign for the harbor and power bond elec tion wns fired yesterday ulnn final preparations wen: arranged at a meeting of the general committee in the cnamnnr or commerce directors' room at 12:15 o'clock to campaign for the success of the two great bond pro ject* on which, say tho city's moat prominent business men, tho future of Los Angeles as a seaport and manu facturing center now depends. Subcommittees were appointed at this meeting to attend to the various de tails of tho campaign and tho press and publicity committee later held a special mooting at 4:30 o'clock to dis cuss plans for educating tho voters an to ho importance of the proposed bond Issues. George H. Stewart, chairman of the general committee, named tho subcom mittees. It Is probable the campaign will be conducted vigorously to Insure the success .of the two projects, al though so far there ha» developed no opposition to the bond Issues except nmong a small coterie of railroad al lies and others whoso selfish Interests have caused them to combat every progressive stop contemplated by the city In tho attainment of greater elec trical energy and better harbor facil ities. « COMMITTEES ARE NAMED The chairman of the general commit tee Is also an ex-offlcio member of all the subcommittees, as well as chair man of tho executive committee, and with this exception the ■ personnel of the committees Is as follows: Executive committee— George H. Stewart, chairman; Albert A. Hubbard, Stoddard Jess, R. M. Lusk, C. H. Plummer, Joseph Scott. , Finance committee—Frank Wiggins, chairman; John Anderson, F. S. Carey, John R. Mathews, John H. Norton. . Laws committee—J. A. Anderson, chairman: T. E. Gibbon, Leslie R. Hewitt, H. T. Lee. Press and publicity committee— liam D. Stephens, chairman; Adna R. Chaffee, A. P. Fleming, secretary; Stoddard Jess. M. H. Newmark. General utility committee—A. P. Fleming, chairman; J. A. Anderson, John R. Mathews, John H. Norton, R. F. Del Vallo. '' „..".'. Election day committee—W. M. Hum phreys, chairman: John Anderson, F. S. Carey, A. P. Fleming, Frank Wig- Frank Wiggins stated last night that the finance committee would begin work today to raise the funds neces sary for the work, which is estimated nt about J2500, of which he said 10 per cent had already been secured. The general utility committee will take charge of any question not cov ered by tho other committees, and the election day committee will look after the work of getting out the full vote on election day, April 19. W. D Stephens, diacusslng the pros pects of the bond election, said last ""I believe there Is no question but that the bonds will be voted by a safe majority, as the citizenship of Los An geles Is equal If not superior In In telligence to that of almost any com munity In the country, and the people nre alive to the great needs of Los Angeles. When a proposition Is right, as this one Is, the voters will stand by It " " Secretary A. P. Fleming of the har bor commission Is much enthused over the bond election and says that nothing must be left undone to convince ev eryone of the primary Importance of the projects Involved. He said: nONTXS ARE VECESBABY There may be a few who will agree that the power bonds are necessary, but who will ques tion the advisability of harbor Improvement and others who will concede tho necessity of developing OUT harbor, yet will dispute the need of power development. Terhaps some will ask the question: "Of what uso will be the 12" noo-lmrso power developed by the Owens river aqueduct?" To those persons I would ""•The two propositions nre Interdependent. each dove-tnlllng with the other. If U» An geles Is to have one. of the world s (Treat harbors It must have eomething to support that harbor, and this means that It must en courage Its industrlol and man"fa^ t"rin 1 f M .';": terprlses; that It must be prepared to utilise the vast electrical energy afforded by aflUß' duct; that It must tnke ndvnntngo or the countless opportunities which will a.-erue. from the possession of this Immense water power; thnt It must develop power plants which in turn must be supported by manufacturing en- With thin electrical energy we can manu facture pig Iron in vast quantities, we can whirl the wheels of a thousand money-making Industries, we can utilize Innumerable waste products, maintain hundreds of mills, retain our convertible outputs, manufacture un dreamed of bl-products, have the best ll(snte,t city In the world and be able to command the attention of capital and the world's great cap tains of Industry, who will flock to our midst with progressive, plans which will make us one of the world's most marvelous metronoll. With this electrical energy we will be pre- SUES TO RECOVER PAY FOR PLANTING ALFALFA A M. Hubler began suit in the superior court before Judge Conrey yesterday against Charles M. Stlmson et al. to collect |83»0 lie alleges la due him for planting a crop of alfalfa on the defendants' ranch In Riverside county He declares he was to receive $40 an acre for leveling eighty acres of land and planting It. He was to be paid $1600 in Installments and $1600 from the receipts of the crop, he alleges, and claims he was never paid Tho defendants declare the plaintiff signed a contract to level the laml before planting but that he failed to do so In view if the fact that water for Irritation of the land fails to spread properly. A map was Introduced for the purpose of Illustrating the hilly condition of the land. FAMILY SUPPORT ASSURED Tom Williamson was placed under a bond of $500 yesterday by Justice Summerflold to insure payment of $13 a month toward the support of his two minor children, following his preliminary hearing on a charge of fail ure to provide for them. The chaw was pre ferred against him by his wife, Minnie tt 11 --liamson," from whom he secured a divorce two yiiarn a«o. It is claimed by her that at the time the divorce was granted ho was ordered by the court to contribute $20 a month toward the support of his ohildren. but that he has failed to do it. PETITION FOR ESTATE A petition (or letters of administration In the estate of the late W. O. Drlshaus was filed with the probate clerk yesterday by ICrnest A. Drishaus on behalf of the several children of the deceased, tba estaU being valued at J6OOQ. pared to handle the great copper output of the southwest: to take from Plttsburtr and other eastern cities tho millions of dollars worth ut western metal products that now arc shipped there for treatment and conversion. It Is Impossible even vaguely to estimate I the thousands of things Los Angeles can do with this power, and no thinking person can for a moment question the vital Importance of | the power bond issue, for it means millions of j dollars to our citizens. 80, also, the Importance of the harbor pro ject Is difficult to estimate, a-s largely upon the success of the power bonds depends the future of our harbor. We must have an outlet for the vast products which our city will manufacture when the power bonds ore voted and the Industrial de velopments are under wny. We must have across to the world's harbors; we must be prepared to accommodate satis factorily the great shipping Interests which our harbor will represent; we mnst havo warehouses, docks, terminal facilities and ail the modern conveniences of a harbor which will bo called on to handle the commerce of the Pacific, the Influx of traffic from Mexico and South America, the vast commercial busi ness of Hawaii and the Philippines, the In terchange of business with the orient. The opening- of the Panama canal places us In the fore rank of the world's port cities. It will change the oceanlo commerce of tho globe, revolutionize the maritime maps ot the nations' shipping Interests, and Lob Angeles Is logically and advantageously situated to secure a lion's share of this commerce of the seas. EXAMTTJS OF OTHER CITIES We are not experimenting. We are meeting the demand of nations. Oood harbors are needed, good harbors are being urged In evr-ry civilized section of 'Jbe earth. Tho city of Manchester, England, with a population of 505,0(0 persons, Is expending JSJ.wj.um un a new harbor, yet It has nuno of the natural advantages of Los Angeles. Tho city of Havre, with a population of IM.CWO, la ex pending $17,000,000 on a new harbor. The city of Newcastle, with 186,000 population, Is ex pending $85,000,000; Bristol, with 220,000 popula tion, Is expending $20,000,000; Antwerp, with 262,000 population, Is expending $45,000,000; Rot terdam, with 27L\000, Is expending $9,000/00; San Francisco, with 341.000, In expending $50, --000,000; Liverpool, with 518,000. Is expending over $150,000,000; Baltimore, with 600,000 popu lation, Is expending $6,000,000. Is Los Angeles to h» the last to recog nize the prime Importance of an ample and adequate harbor? Hardlyl That Is not the Los Angela* nrirlt. We have led tho west In nearly everything, and If we cannot lead 1n the establishment of a great harbor wo will at least be close to the lead and eventually will be first In that we will have, one of the largest, safest and best equipped harbors In tho world when we are through with It. The city of New York Is expending $100, --000,000 In the development of Its harbor. Why? Because New York realizes that with the opening of the Panama canal there will be a sudden shifting of all cora ni'-rcn New York realizes that the east ern and Atlantic port* no longer will have a natural advantage over the Pacllio har bors. New York realizes that when tho com merce of the seas shifts westward through the Panama canal, and the Paclflo coast Is placed In direct connection with the great circle, face to face with the orient and directly In line with th« commerce of the canal, Los Angeles and similar western ports -will take from her a large proportion of the va»t business which she has so fat tened for more than a century, and by which she has been able to attain tn a population of 3,437,000. Therefore, New York Is expending J100.000,000, and hopes by making li<>r harbor ono of the best In the world to retain the shipping It la threatened shall be taken from her. BATTLE FOR COJLVIKIWE A number of Atlantlo coast harbors also have shown that they are worried, and plans ape even now on foot to develop sev eral of the Atlantio eealoard ports, and to shorten the routes of commerce, as for In stance, In the agitation for a canal from the mouth of the Delaware river to the north end of Chesapeake t>ay. Observe, too, how Chicago and the Mis sissippi river points and northwestern states are battling for a deep waterway connection with the great lakes. Why Is this? Because this dredging of the Mis sissippi river will place them In direct touch with the oceanic commerce of the world, Inasmuch as they will have a navi gable canal direct to the gulf of Mexico, hence greatly refluoe their distance from the Panama canal. The city of Glasgow. Scotland, with a little over hfrtf ft million population, also Is expending 144,000.000 for her new harbor. Hamburg, with about the some population, Is expending J100.000.0u0. Is It not time for Ix>a Angeles to look to heir commercial Interests ? We have organized committees and we are confident that the man nominated to superintend the work will to their best to lnsme the success of the two bond Issues. Voters must hear In mind that this Is per haps the greatest step ever contemplated by the city of Los Angeles. It spells fame and fortune for our future. Evary loyul citizen, every voter who has the Interests of posterity at heart, ana the welfare and success of Los Angeles, should go to the polls April 19 and eRSt his vote In favor of the two bond lssueß. If the cities I have mentioned can afford to expend hundred* of millions of dollars on their harbor development, ennnot Los Angeles, the queem city of the great south west, with all of Kb opportunities and In estimable advantages, not well afford to expend thn comparatively Insignificant sum of $3,800,000. when thereby she can have a better harbor than nearly any of them, and at the same time obtain 120.000 horse power electricity, which will enaVile her to lead the west In manufacturing Industries. Purely there can bo no doubt at It. LICENSE OBTAINED BY FRAUD IS NOT HONORED A marriage license issued by the county clork's deputies to Francisco Marino to marry Violet Thompson was declared void yesterday because It was discovered that the bride-to-be was a ne^ress while the prospective husband 1b of tho Caucasian race, tho state law preventing the former from uniting In marrlaKe- with tho latter. Tho KTOom secured the licence on repre senting that his ftancoo was of CftU hlood. but failing In his efforts to have tho ceremony performed returned the license to the clerk's office, where it was de stroyed. SUSPENDED WATCHMEN APPEAL The five imrk watchmen who fere sus pended by the park commission as an economy measure until the council could abolish their positions, appeared before the civil service commission fit its meeting last night and demanded tholr wages on the ground that they hart been i!le B ally sus pended. M. K. Young, until recently a member of the commission, appemvd as their attorney. No action was taken by the commission, but the Monetary was In structed to confer with the park commis sion on the matter. The city council yester day Instructed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance, abolishing the positions of these watchmen. TO DOCKET HARRIS CASE On motion of Deputy District Attorney Ford the trial of Leslie Harris, on the charse of stenlinß $587.40 from the safe of the Mac- Fnrland Shirt oompany. will b« reset this mornlntr by JurtKe WH11», The Jury in the first trial failed to agree after being out twenty-four hours and was dismissed last Sunday by Judge WlUlf (^l^ Wash Dresses and T^M MTW Wash Suits at $3 .75 ! J?^k —"No!— don't mean it!"— we do— Jfl*W^wffit^s\ j^V|kT!;v) splendid one-piece wash dresses and tailored suits £J «0 ff | \M /• 4\\ vWm in latest styles win go forward in this lot §*& vM IMm /11 \ ' II —There are such splendid selections. N. VW^f^ fw ( <j[l IV r\ —Such neat styles in white, tan, blue, gray, pink and n^-'/h vV|.* \l r l^ i\ \l ■** ' I —Every size—l 4 to 44. Ji. / \'_) -; I / I In M —They are values hard to equal. I I Ujjljl l| ' : / (l ■ . I I f PffifA_ if —The first lot last week flew away fast. Wednesday l|!|/f//l H [ Lj>\ I liF*^] d'J this one should go with a whirl. mm o\ I Wj^Vi. < *[£ Jl v[ —Warm weather is here— M lii '; I I 11l ||, r~~"^ ft —Buy Wednesday. Bargain Basement, $3.75. 1 U | I, 1111 ILx. J Tailored Suits $1250 II | If' I 1 |||l| —Suits made of good spring worsteds and serges flfj/ Is|l m /I I 111 I —in handsome tailored models. »/fT I pffflll /|l I , IOT —Linings of best' satin, and with wide pleat /| .1 j| ll\*l /I I , I Ift ■ in the back, allowing a free movement not ob" /Ji J |ii 111' /J ; | \l\\ tamable with form-fitting linings. /|j ' ,ji 111 In ' ■ I \|\\ —The skirts are well made, full pleated style. / / j ' IMlll I ;);| I 'Hi 1 M\ —Plenty of gray suits and tan, blue, black and browns MJ »l \ I I I I '8 ra I M\ aro strongly represented. -L I I 111 -»J Ij I ! \ llLl j- —A largo number and variety, so that the selection need —% jI! |UJ>, iW-]. II 111 V V*^ not be in any way limited. ""2»«"!i. ! MJO^ 's^*FMP*?Ta*<6^e —Remember these suits on your Wednesday shopping |g=^^^'g~r— c**i^^^^" trip, $12.50. Bargain Basement. Ready-to-Wear Hats gi-9? Street Turbans 52.2^ "bonnets 23c Hats of rough straw with —Of pretty rough straw braids —The good old-fashioned "Pral large rolling brims and large i n plain white, black and burnt rie schooner" style — largo, crowns. and combinations of white and roomy bonnets that protect the —Hats with crush sashes of _^ h i 9 °^ 3 a C ne w shipment here _ face, neck and shoulders from changeable color silks and hand- just , n t|me fnr ednesday _ - the sun ■ some straw nucKies. w)n you be one of tne women —Hats that are so suitable for w ho will be fortunate in buying —Some lace-trimmed styles In street wear and large enough for one of these models? pink, blue or white for women good summer or beach hats. t<> 23c. —Hats that should attract women by • from and plenty of these hats to —A lot In blues, polkadots and their style and by their unusual go on >a ] S| but they will surely go checks, and a variety of colors for value. quickly Wednesday— little folks —15c. ~~?r« ■nVentt of*them—ll 95 Bargain —Buy early—new styles. 18.25. Bar- —Bunbonnets that are values—Bar- Basement. **in Basement. gain Basement. Wednesday, 2Jo. YOUNG ACTORS MAKE DEBUTS AT BENEFIT Students of Eagan's Dramatic School Score Triumph Be fore Big Audience Interesting because it introduced to Los Angeles theater-goers a number of coming theatrical stars in their first twinkle, the performance of tno students of the dramatic school of Frank C. Eagan, for the benefit of the McKinley Home for Boys, at the Ma jestic theater yesterday afternoon, was a success in every particular. A large and fashionable audience that spent Its money freely for programs, confec tionery and dowers made it a financial success. Conscientious effort and thorough rehearsal on the part of the young actors made it a success artis tically. Three short pieces, well se lected, both on account of their adapta bility for amateur production and their diversity, were presented and all re ceived the enthusiastic approval of the audience and brought loads of magnifi cent flowers over the footlights for the budding Thespians. " "Op-o-Me-Thumb," a play made famous by Maud Adams, was the most cordially received, no doubt on ac count of Its rapid action and its sub tle humor. It moved more swiftly than the other two sketches, and is un usually well fitted for dilettante presen tation, although it is a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Those taking part were Lucretia del Valle, Ruth Meech, James Mullin, Hazel Jenkins, Elizabeth Chrysler and Mabel Wine man. "The Faraway Princess" Is a pretty little romance with a delightful ele ment of fantasy. Its dominating theme Is of delicate beauty. At the hands of Werner Corbln and Betty Smith, In the parts of the dreaming poet and the seemingly sleepy, but really very much alive princess, It was good. Others of the cast who contributed to Its triumph were Kathryne Lyle, Virginia Boteler, Eulia Scott, Ethel Scott, Mabel Winoman, Denise Campau and Joseph Whitney. "The Key to the West Wind" Is an admirable miniature of a society com edy. Chester Chllds, Kathryne Lyle, Florence Pearce, Dorothy Wale and P. Brenton Hopkins handled it excellently. Mrs. G. A. Brock and Mrs. H. S. Hurlb'urt headed committees in charge of the sale of candies, programs and flowers. LOCAL SEED MEN WILL INVESTIGATE WHITE FLY State Horticultural Commissioner Calls Meeting for Today J. W. Jeffrey, state commissioner of horticulture, reached LO3 Angeles yes terday from Sacramento for the pur pose of investigating the quarantine which has been Instituted against or ange seed and nursery stock from Flor ida, to avoid the introduction of the white fly into Southern California. In order that there may be no mis understanding as to the purpose and object of the quarantine, a meeting of local seed dealers has been called for this morning in the office of A. K. Me serve, county horticultural aommission er, in the Equitable Bank building. State Commissioner Jeffrey, County Commissioner Meserve and Hartley Shaw, chief deputy district attorney, held it conference yesterday afternoon in the offices of the latter, on the laws regulating the importation of nursery .stock and seeds. LICENSES OF NINE WINERIES RENEWED BY SUPERVISORS Board's Act Follows an Inquiry Lasting Two Weeks Nino winery licenses were renewed and one new license granted yesterday by the board of supervisors, after hav ing been under consideration for two weeks, during which time an Investiga tion was made. The new license which was granted was the application of Matoo Morra for a winery license three miles north of the Palms. The winery licenses renewed were all in Supervisor Nellls' district and are: Giuseppe Fea, Palms; Frank Partenlco, Hammond station; Joseph VlUele, south of Ivy station; B. Caswerlni. near Ivy station; C. Baltramo, east of Ivy station; B. J. Hlguera, Washing ton street, nenr Ivy station; John L. Sarrlal, Seventh and Cypress streets. Palms; Felice Campanette, Vermont and Weston, Wilmington. No action was taken on the applica tion of John Ardans at Alamltos for a renewal of his winery license, which was taken under advisement a week ago. Several licenses In Supervisor Prldham'B district are still under ad visement. COUNCIL HEEDS PROTESTS CF BTH STREET DWELLERS Protests against the assessment for the opening of Eighth street were sus tained by the city council and the board of public works instructed to make a new assessment after the plan that has never before been used in such work. The instructions of the council are that the assessment on side streets re main as it is now, that lots fronting on Eighth street be assessed the same amount as the allowance for land ta ken and that the rest of the required amount be raised by an equal front foot assessment on the land fronting on Eighth street. This street is to be widened from Broadway to Figueroa and a number of the Interested property owners will probably take the matter Into court, as they do not approve of the new plan. TOPHAM BEGINS WAR ON 'NUISANCE' ORDINANCE Police Commissioner John Topham appeared before the council ns advo cate for the Union Oil company yes terday to protest against the recom mendation of the streets and boule vards committee that an ordinance be passed declaring the pumping station of the Union Oil company at Second and Beaudry streets a nuisance and ordering it discontinued. Mr. Topham told the council that the pumping- station had been in operation for the last fifteen years and that the residents who were protesting against it had held their property for only six or seven years. He declared they had bought their homes with the full knowledge that the pumping station was located at that place. The mat ter was referred to the streets com mittee for further investigation and the Union Oil company will be given a chance to state its side of the case. INTERPRET LAW ON SUFFRAGE A provision in the city charter giv ing women the right of suffrage in purely municipal elections would be in violation of the constitution of the state, tn the opinion of a special com mittee of the charter revision com mission. This report was submitted by Commissioners Finlnyson and Works at a meeting of the commission last night and adopted by the com mission. The committee finds that the state constitution defines an elector as a male and uses the pronoun ha. Classified Ad. Section WARRING FIRMS MAY JEOPARD COUNTY FUND Successful Bidder for Hall of Rec ords Vault Is Opposed by Loser That the county's money, amounting to millions of dollars, will be without protection for some time after the coun ty treasurer's office is moved into tha new hall of records is the belief of the American Bank Protection company, one of the many bidders for the Instal lation of a burglar-proof safe in the new office, whose bids were rejected yesterday by the board of supervisors when the Safe Vault Protection com pany, a Los Angeles concern, was awarded the contract. It Is declared by W. D. Hammond, Pacific coast agent of the American Bank Protection company, and Thomas K. Kase, its attorney, that their com pany will restrain the Safe Vault Pro tection company from entering Into Its contract with the county on the ground that it has Infringed upon the patents of their company. A telegram was read to the board of supervisors from their company's attorneys in the east, de olaring their patents had been In fringed upon by the company awarded the contract, and that they would be gin suit Immediately. On the other band, the Safe Vault Protection com pany declares the rival nrm has taken this maani of endeavoring to bluff them out of securing the contract. The representatives of the American Bank Protection company charged tha other company with altering its speci fications and system (luring the last two weeks for the purpose of avoiding an infringement on tbeir patent, and that their specifications were not filed with the hoard until yesterday. It was discovered that the specifications of the two companies were filed at the same time, when their bids were made. The contract price of the Safe Vault Protection company is $4975, and the bid of the American Bank Protection company was J4DBO. Both companies declare there is no profit in the con tract, and that the only object in se curing the job is the prestige which It will bring to the company. STUDENTS OF SOCIOLOGY SEE BOY, 13, HOLD COURT The sociological students of the four conference colleges of Southern Califor nia, who are making a study of prac tical social conditions in and around Los Angeles, saw Darrel Hole, a 13 --year-old boy, hold court at the Pa rental school yesterday. Three offend ers were tried and sentenced by the youthful Judge, and he conducted the court and trials with the dignity of any superior Judge in the state. The Macy and Hewett street schools were visited In the afternoon, the sloyd departments beinp,- of special interest to the students. The Macy street trada school was also inspected. Last evening George L. Leslie, direct or of health and development, spoke to the students of the measures being tak en by the city for the physical protec tion of the children, and Dr. George Kress spoke of the anti-tuberculosis campaign. Today the students will visit the reconstructive institutions of the city. .^■_—■—«—-■ Verdugo Canyon Land Co. Has Jii'l Issued the Most Beautiful and A|* tlstlc Illustrated Booklet ever publUbed la U>s Angeles. Call or send fur one. JNO. A. PIRTLE r*L FBS4S. 401-1 Cnloa Tnu* BIO*.