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Municipal Affairs
WANTED—GOOD MAN TO
TAKE CHARGE OF PARKS
Commissioner Silent Plans to
Grow Superintendents as He
Would Delicate Plants
Difficulties still confront the park
commission in the selection of a park
superintendent. The right man has not
yet been agreed on.
"Have you the picture of the new
park superintendent with you?" aaked
Commissioner Silent jocosely of Com
missioner O'Melveny yesterday. Mr.
O'Melveny, who has been Intrusted
with the duty of selecting the superin
tendent, replied that he hadn't.
Commissioner Silent outlined a plan
that if carried Into effect will pro
vide future park superintendents in
abundance. His plan was heartily ap
proved by the commission and a copy
of it ordered submitted to the city
council and the civil service commis
sion. He said:
The complete reorganization of
our park labor system should be im
mediately undertaken and carried
to completion Without waiting for
the appointment of a permanent su
perintendent. With the labor force
as now organized and with the
present restraints on our freedom
of action, no permanent good re
sults can be obtained. Park culture
and park gardening has long ago
become a profession. Many of our
best institutions of learning provide
special courses and graduate their
students in those lines, yet that fact
never seems to have been acted on
by our park management. While
the world over, special training for
special employments has been recog
nized and acted upon as a necessity,
and while every able business man
In all lines of employment has
made his employes, where prac
ticable, a school of training to
greater proficiency, rewarding the
moat worthy by proper advance
ment, etc., our park management
for twenty years past has been and
is today the same inefficient ma
chine, with an untrained head, a
staff of assistants as a rule still
less trained for their special work,
and a body of laborers rarely, if
ever, selected for their fitness, with
not a perceptible step taken to
modernize the work, or to follow the
■well tried examples of other local
ities. Assuming that in due time
we will he able to find a well
trained and forceful superintendent,
I suggest the following plan of re
organizing our park force: Com
mencing at the bottom, let us select
a staff of twenty or twenty-five
young lads as apprentices, who can
be trained to knowledge and ef
ficiency by actual experience In the
parks themselves. Provide for a
reasonable promotion, filling vacan
cies as soon as the promotions oc
cur. Provide for lectures ln the
field. We have ln this city several
very able young landscape archi
tects who would for a reasonable
compensation render this valuable
service. I refer to Ernest Braunton,
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whose writings are most instruc
tive; W. D. Cook, jr.; John D. Shaw
and Louis F. Homer. There may
be others. Fix the compensation of
the apprentices at $1 a day, gradu
ally advancing the pay as their ser
vices become worth more. Much of
the labor In our parks which now
costs the city $2.25 can be efficient
ly done by these boys at $1 a
day. Promote these lads from stage
to stage and to the higher places
as fast as vacancies occur. There
should be no difficulty to find in
dustrious and ambitious lads, will
ing to adopt gardening as a life
work. When trained, the whole
state will furnish field of employ
ment.
To accomplish this change and
set this plan in motion, the city
council must give us by ordinance
the necessary authority, and the co
operation of the civil service com
mission must be obtained. I sug
gest that this subject be taken up
with the council and with the civil
service commissioners, with a view
of obtaining greater freedom of
action In the employment and dis
charge of employes.
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WHAT'S THIS? RAILROAD
VOLUNTEERS SAFEGUARDS!
Without legislation by the council
and only on the suggestion of the board
of public utilities the Santa Fe has
agreed to establish safety gates at Ave
nue Twenty as soon as they can be In
stalled. Avenue Sixty-one Is to be pro
tected by a flagman until gates can be
installed. .-:-'■
The board of public utilities will re
port this matter to the council today
and give it as evidence that the trans
portation companies are doing what
they can to meet the board of public
utilities half way in providing safety
appliances. The report quotes a letter
from A. G. Wells, general manager of
the Santa Fe, as follows:
"In order to show an earnest desire
to co-operate with your board, we will
accept your suggestion for the instal
lation of gates at this crossing and
proceed with the installation thereof at
the earliest possible date without hav
ing the matter submitted to the
council."
RAILROADS NAME TALKERS
FOR TRAFFIC CONFERENCE
Appointments for the traffic confer
ence to be held In the near future under
the direction of the board of public
utilities have been made by the trans
portation companies affected. The fol
lowing appointments were announce.d
yesterday: Dos Angeles-Pacific, G. E.
Newlin, attorney; Salt Lake, T. M.
Jessup, engineer maintenance and way;
Santa Fe, H. C. Phillips, chief engineer;
Pacific Electric, George E. Pillsbury,
engineer; Los Angeles railway, George
J. Kuhrts, engineer; Los Angeles & Re
dondo, S. M. Haskins, attorney, and
Southern Pacific, H. B. Tltcomb, resi
dent engineer.
The conference is to consider the mat
ter of eliminating grade crossings and
other Important traffic features. No
date has been set for the conference,
but it will be in the near future.
CUPID WEEPS OVER THESE
Divorce suits filed In the superior
court yesterday are as follows: Mary
A. Cushing vs. J. A. Cushing; Ivan
Thompson vs. Erma Thompson; Mary
E. Ward vs. William Ward; Amelia A.
Buttles vs. Harry Buttles; Charles F.
Perry vs. Luvernie Perry; Meta E.
Remolia vs. ' George W. Remolia. ' i
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL/ 26, 1910.
News of the Courts
PREFERS SAN QUENTIN
AND BASEBALL TO JAIL
Minstrel Shows "Help Draw Free
man to State Prison
Preferring San Quentin to the county
Jail in order that he may serve part of
his sentence while waiting to hear the
result of an appeal, W. H. Freeman,
sentenced to three years In prison by
Judge Willis, disregarded the advice of
his attorney yesterday and is now on
his way to San Quentin.
Freeman was sentenced for burglary,
the Jury finding him guilty of stealing
copper wire from the Pacific Electric
company. An appeal from the sen
tence was entered in the appellate
court. It probably would take about
nine months to secure a decision, and
Freeman, figuring on this and hearing
that the prisoners in San Quentin enjoy
baseball games and minstrels, decided
to desert the simple life in the county
Jail.
If the appellate court decides against
Freeman he will have served that much
of his sentence. If the higher court re
verses the decision, however, he will
have served time in the "pen" for noth
ing and will be tried again. Freeman
Is somewhat of a gambler in spirit and
is willing to take a chance, but attaches
of the criminal court say that he has a
"cinch," and has "a sure thing" by
going to prison.
CONFESSES HE SOLD DADDY
PAIR OF STOLEN NAGS; HELD
John Marugg, charged with the theft
of two horses from the Pioneer Truck
and Storage company, appeared before
Justice Pierce yesterday and at the
conclusion of his preliminary exami
nation was held to answer to the supe
rior court In bonds to the sum of $3000.
■Marugg, In his confession, said he sold
the animals to his father, who resides
on a ranch near Downey. He had been
employed by the truck company for
several years as a teamster.
SUBMIT ARGUMENTS IN
PASADENA WATER CASE
Arguments In the application of fifty
five residents of the "dry tract" in
Pasadena tor an injunction to prevent
tile- North Pasadena Land and Water
company from turning off their water
supply were begun before Judge Her
vey yesterday afternoon and submitted.
The action was for the purpose of es
tablishing the right of the plaintiffs to
secure water at the same rate as other
patron 3 of the company.
ONLY HAD TWO BITS, SO HE
SEIZED A LOT OF HATS
The trial of Joseph Campos, charged
with stealing several dozen hats from
box cars of the Southern Pacific com
pany, was begun before Judge Davis
yesterday and will be resumed this
morning. Campos on the stand de
clared he found the hats hidden under
a culvert. He admitted he saw the
hats were stamped for a San Francisco
firm, but that as he had only 25 cents
he could not send them to the appar
ent owners. He declared he had no
idea they were stolen and he sold them
to secure means on which to live.
WIFE OBJECTS TO STRAP
PERSUADER; GETS DECREE
Anna I. Magee was granted an inter
locutory decree of divorce by "Judge
Hutton yesterday afternoon from h»r
husband, Willam H. Magee, on the
ground of cruelty and desertion. She
said her husband had a violent and
domineering nature and beat her un
mercifully, at one time using a heavy
strap on her back.
HEARS DEROSIER'S CASE
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
The trial of Jack De Rosier, the mo
torcyclist, on a charge of contributing
to the dependency of Pearl Clarke, was
begun behind closed doors before Judge
Wilbur of the Juvenile court yesterday
afternoon. The case was not concluded
and will be resumed this morning.
SUES INSURANCE COMPANY
E. J. Solomon filed suit against the
Aetna Life Insurance company of Hart
ford, Conn., in the Los Angeles .su
perior court yesterday for the recovery
of $2350, which he alleges Is due him I
on a life and accident policy of $10,000. I
He said that according to the policy If j
he became permanently disabled he
would receive $50 a week. He claims
to have fallen on the pavement ln San
Francisco a year ago and received In
juries which he believes to be per
manent, and he asks that the court en
force the payment of $50 a week for
forty-seven weeks.
BUMPED BY CAR; SUES
Stephen Molina, a minor, through his
guardian, Angel Molina, has filed suit
In the superior court against the Los
Angeles Railway company for $5250
damages. He alleges that he got off a
car on Broadway, opposite the city hall,
on December 8, 1909, and stepped be
hind it to cross the street, when an
other car ran Into him without giving
any warning as it passed the car from
which he alighted, causing him painful
lnjurfcs.
PLENTY OF DISTURBANCE
The calendar of Judge Hutton of the
superior court, who will have charge
of the divorce court during May, be- ]
came filled up yesterday, twenty-eight |
cases being set down for a hearing. |
Five Smith families are scheduled to [
air their grievances during the month. I
They are Alia against Albert Smith, j
Martha J. against J. S. Smith, Frances
against William S. D. Smith, Edith F.
against Henry A. Smith and Edward
J. against Pearl L. Smith.
OIL MEN SEEK INJUNCTION
Suit was filed against Frank A. Gar
butt, the wealthy yachtsman of Los |
Angeles, and C. W. Brashear, both of
the Pitcher & Garbutt Oil company,
by T. F. Joyce yesterday in the su- 1
perior court for a restraining order to
prevent tbe defendants from keeping
the plaintiff and his associates from
working an oil field which they assert |
they had leased from the Pitcher &
Garbutt Oil company.
REVIEW DORR CASE
Arguments in review of two decisions
of Referee Lynn , Helm in regard to
claims against Fred Dorr.% bankrupt
broker, were heard in the United States
district court yesterday.
Hose 25c X*JtoltElos7t.Bl>WY.4&™6JWWAYCail. 4 m LosANacus. w s
Big and Unusual Economy
Possibilities in Ginghams
During This Big Sale efip'l^
The most prudent women arc not satisfied with &lin£ their AmsoMi ti~^igPi!lsiiri >»'
present gingham needs in this sale. They are buying for qindhnns W^&^eSm&Mß
the future. Prices like these are not liable to be offered 1 l| j^jfcTg^j^K
for some time, and especially on such staple ginghams as I-a|Jßij|j3Bg^
Amoskeag Utility q 1 Imported Zephyr -c /\ r^^^^^^^^Mimt^^ / WIL
Dress Gingham. . . . 0"3"C Ginghams at J. Z/C ty^^^^^^^^^^^^r*. / KmII
Amoskeag Is a household word. lice's a great quantity of dress fS^eM^eJSSwSS&^^^^^X |i£-V 14
It stands for quality. Here's a ginghams, Imported zephyr, that lßSj^w^^^^«iS^J7^ l -si^<^.\ V fgSwl
vast shipment of that famous If we wore to ask their full value Vp^^^Bg^^^lpUeiaj^S '-, \ X^efiMl
utility dress gingham. The new- would bo from ,ir>c to 50c yard. \y^^^i^^jj^g§§g^^i^% \ «Ji
est and most beautiful styles in But owing to peculiar trade con- t^^S^-^^§!^^^^^^^^^ \\<
the prettiest color combinations. elltieais wo secured these far be- '"^^^^SsSS^^^^^^^^^^^' I V
Stripes, checks and broken plaids low their real worth, therefore ~^^-2^^^^*!^3i|i^^^^S 1 A
as well as plain colors. Bale permitting us to name the ridie- (^^^^S^fyPz^^ifcX^l Wft
.after bale of It to be offered in ulous price of 25c yard. Now for 7^^"^ / .' LJj
this sale today at, yard 8 l-3c. this sale we've marked them lite. >^ IJ I I! II \
inn iiKCKs catitoi, ■<„ Beautiful woven effects* Some // I I l,\j
IW 1 1 MULrSSB I'.il lIlfL tf>« *.* ** _*. i lit. VII l.iF
APRON 1 Mill iii YD OC with satin stripes. Others with /I.i—.
Thi, l. a *ood'quality "gins- * delicate woven floral effect. / f .
ham ln a good assortment of checks 32-INCH I'I.MN COLORED . /-)„ ■ ... ■
blue and white, green and white, ZEPHYR GINGHAM IUC ___.-«_-,, . ,
brown and white and red and white. ----- *---<■«- yy. 72x90-Inch Bleached /•» /-*
Third floor, this sale, yard tc. These are desirable lengths of fine ' ■ %,] S~*
quality zephyr gingham, in plain col- ShCetS, o \i\) tO 9:30. .. . *' - ' » ■
NEW DRESS GINGHAMS THe ors; most of them worth In the its'- "■"•" w
B Splendid line of dress ginghams. in ular . way Ssc. In remnant lengths This morning offering should bring
stripes, checks and broken plaids. we arc able to otter them to you down economical women In great
In this sale, yard 7Hc. in this sala at, yard 10c. crowds, Full bleached; 2x2% yards;
31-INCH amoskeag, I'D. 10c APRON GINGHAMS 3%c It-111. li hem at top, with patent center
A dress gingham in plain colors. 32 Apr on checked gingham in a good SPal"' ,Not m°™ th?" tl,re° to„ any
inches wide. Think of the quality, assortment of colors; different si/.,. "tie customer. No phone Or mall or-_
think of the width and the sale price checks, short, but desirable lengths. dors. Each 29c.
—yard 10c. - - • In this Third Floor gingham sale,
80-inch chambray iz%e >ardB%c. - ..y 45-Inch 30c Persian 1 l" ~
This Is one or the most -desired and I'HAMBRtV GINGHAM Vfa. Lawn, 8:30 tO 9:30..... J[ O C
one of the best wearing wash fabrics 4009 yard , of „ oft nnlsh chambray ~ZX X 1 ". Z .
on the market. Practical for chll- gingham Just received. Solid colors Hero S another feature for the early
,Iron's wear. These are in half of light blue dark blu6i ox hlood, tan, morning hour— 4s-Inch Persian lawn
pieces—that's the reason for the low gray and brown—yard 7 He. , at just half price. No phone or mail
pr'c dress GINGHAMS So mm CHAMBRAY ey.c orders; 10-yard llmti; Uo yard.
One case of fancy dress ginghams In Good, firm quality plain chambrays, ._ « fi T-,-t. *
stripes, checks and plaids Third In all desired shades. In this Third fOXJO-lncn -4 rt I _
floo>>— yard sc. Floor gingham sole, yard 6'» c. PillovVCaSCS at M £l T"
in» >->» ' ■* . 1 O Hemstitched, and that makes the price
rmP KjYanuiatecL &UaaV p* f\ »«the n,orc exceptional. Good qual-
X IlltZ V-«# U/tu/utcu KSliyill Ak/I/I Ity of bleached muslin. Not more than
9 Pounds •, ' VV V . 1 dozen to a customer today at, each
1 OUnaS •'•;: •'-•;-.,...• yy- i2^.c.
I.lmlt of 0 pound". ■*>
Fancy Seeded Raisins large c _ Fancy Evaporated reaches .C _ 45x36 Bleached f^
package OC 2 ixiunds .lOC PiHowcase9 at 77Lj
I re.li Shredded Cocoanut— ]£. Fancy Japan Rice— «,- _ I-IHOWCasCS dl +S \*
I'ound -**' 1, t> pounds 4.-,x36-lnch nillowcates Is less
Ben Hur /juindry Soap— «£. Ka.lern Smoked Boneless nrtn 1, """ ■•'"■'b im n J',"vc',Hes •■ iv™
"ar. for ... J"C H„it*_p,,.„.d for 2UC than the bleached material would cost
I nerda BlMmka— 15. Quaker Rolled Oats—large ryn n by the yard. Today these pillowcases
3 packages i*W package for Z.VC at 9c each.
Heriii.ida Dnlons— c- If. °' Buckwheat Flour — Ift/.
1 p™»4» ?Y~ p.«kage lut 72x90 Unbleached Off
Again Tuesday. 1 Pound Lipton Coffee V ree Sheets-Each ejOC
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With Purchases 2 lbs. Lipton's No. 1 Teas bleached sheeting, for In 72x90 sheets
r they are exceptional at 35c. Center
This is a feature of the demonstration'now being held in our Oro- seam. Today 35c.
eery Department. S.'X '
A HERALD WANT AD IS A PAYING INVESTMENT. TRY ONI

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