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Money Taken from Him Given to
Wife and Children
With tear-stained cheeks, pretty 16
--year-old Julia Schultz applied In Judge
Summertlrld'K court yesterday for a
warrant for the arrest of hor father,
A. A. Schultz, on a charge of failing
to provide for her sick mother and
four little brothers and sisters.
Constable Charles Benjamin found
Schultz in a drunken stupor on the
floor of a little room at 4923 State
street, where the poverty-stricken
Family lives. The children and mother
were In a starving condition.
Benjamin, on a search of the man's
clothes, found $105 in greenbacks, which
the drunken husband and father had
concealed from his wife and children.
Tossing the money to them the offi
cer liiiiiilcuffcd Ills prisoner and took
him to jail.
Returning to the home a few hours
Inter Benjamin found' the family had
literally stacked the room with gro
ceries and meats and were devouring
the first squure meal they had been
privileged to eat in months. The chil
dren say their father Bold his horse
and wagon six months ago and has
been busy drinking up the proceVrls
ever since while they went without
the necessities of life.
Our Exchange Dep't
You will find the Piano you want at the price you want to pay
in this list. $10 sends a Piano home—easy terms on the balance.
Wan >SM NOW 9*OO Wa»»3sO .' NOW ♦■*•?«
Man W500......1 ....NOW #.*'*" Wan «6SO NOW WOOD
SHAW, t^7l» TKOWBMDOB, tiff)
Waa *650 NOW *»"•? Wai $350 J NOW #*"«
2 BEAUTIFUL LITTLE UPRIGHTS, One for small apartment*, only €04.7
Mlijcbtly used) were $400 ...W*l
PIANO, Vtai »650 '. V*"«' | PIANO, Was $600 #*«"»
PIANOLA PIANO **%„?, SiS %£??.. Tt0 '........... $525
1 SLIGHTLY USED GRAND PIANO, standard make, was «SSO, n0w....'..*..:'. .1630
'.PLAYER, now .♦'" | now .*.♦■»■•«♦>
SEVERAL GOOD ORGANS at $30, $t5 and $30
$6, $7, $10 AND UP, REGULAR $25 TO $35 VALUES
Southern California Music Co.
The House of Musical Quality
332-334 South Broadway Los Angeles
V\ An Old Trunk
XjSEh\ Or dresser drawer Is never a safe place to keep
J' ACfrSJaaX An Old Trunk They're
fc\ Or dresser drawer Is never a safe place to keep
M\ securities, jewelry and other valuables. They're
/©**|s«Sr\ always in danger of robbery. And even few so
/ ~jJtt3mslL * called "fireproof safes" are a real protective from
/ R9 ffW »« \ Our new safe deposit vaults afford absolute pro
/ BsaS-rfffizP \ tettion. 200 per year and up.
Merchants Bank and Trust Co.
Established 1889
Assets Over $2,600,000
Larger f*~
Earnings and XJyo
Practically all of our more than $2,600,000 of assets are
interest producing.
Other institutions who have checking accounts are
required to keep a large amount of their assets in cash on
hand, from which no profit is received.
.. *... As a result of ou? larger earnings, and a more nearly
co-operative distribution of them, we pay our customers
6 per cent interest instead of the 3 per cent or 4 per cent
paid elsewhere.
Place YOUR money with us, where it will earn the
most liberal rate of interest consistent with safety.
" Write or call and ask about our monthly savings plan.
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ps=S3£pSSSSSB^S^SB*i U. I). WOOLWINE, Trrax. A. E. POMEROY, V-Prei
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- 223 South Spring Street
Redlight Proprietress Attempts
Suicide and Is Sent to Jail
One of the most severe sentences ever
Imposed In a police court was ordered
by Police Judge Chambers yesterday
In the case of Mrs. Anna Mallory, pro
prietor of the Louisiana rooming house,
316 South Spring street, charged with
conducting a disorderly house. She was
given ninety days In the city Jail and
fined $50, the latter for violating the
liquor ordinance. A plea for leniency
was made, but It was opposed by
Deputy District Attorney Alexander.
The court refused to lessen the sen
When Mrs. Mallory was arrested last
Monday night by Officers Parker and
Mack she attempted to kill herself by
drinking chloroform. She has been ar
rested before on a similar charge and
was fined $50.
Clara Vernon, one of the' women ar
rested at the same time, failed to ap
pear In court the next morning and was
arrested yesterday on a bench war
rant. ' •
The Caledonian club will celebrate
empire day with a concert and danco
in Blanchard hall Tuesday evening,
May 24. '
State Controller Nye Tired of
Chasing Delinquents at
Long Range
Law Governing Inheritance Duty
Develops Knotty Problems
for Courts to Solve
Tiled of chasing the elusive inheri
tance tax at lons range. State Con
troller Nye has hired a legal sleuth to
investigate back taxes on inheritances.
He lis Robert Waring of Sacramento,
whose investigations during the past
two weeks resulted In the filing of
seven petitions In the superior court
yesterday to compel legatees to show
cause why they should not pay the tax
as required by the state law.
Five legatees of the John J. Charnock
estate' had individual petitions filed
against them yesterday by County
Treasurer John Hunt. The petitions
are against Lillian Charnock Price,
Constance Ruth Drumm, Laura E.
Charnock, Matthew Snow Charnock
and George B. Charnock, all heirs to
the groat wealth of John J. Charnock,
a portion of which is sought to enrich
the state's exchequer.
Petitions were also filed for the ap
pearance of Verona Stoll to show cause
why she should not pay the inheritance
tax on a large estate left her by the
late Andrew Stoll, and an inheritance
tax is sought on the Bryson estate,
which has been formed into a corpora
tion of the same name, controlling the
Bryson block and other property.
The movement is new In this end of
the state and has nothing to do with
estates which are probated in the su
perior court In the regular way. War-
Ing is seeking to compel payment of
the tax by persons who have had prop
erty deeded to them by the owner
where the latter anticipated death and
sought to avoid the probate court.
It Is alleged by the county treasurer
on behalf of the state that the property
left by John J. Charnock to those
named in the petitions filed yesterday,
is liable to the inheritance tax in spite
of the deceased deeding his property to
his heirs previous to his death, so it is
claimed. v ; •.; "■.'• v."v
It matters not to the state whether
the transfer of property is before or
after death, it comes under the inheri
tance tax law, according to Waring,
and the Investigations now in progress
promise a wide and somewhat startling
scope. . •./ ... «
. The Andrew Stoll estate is said to
have been deeded to Verona Stoll before
the latter's death, and on this ground
the county is seeking to collect the tax.-
The Bryson estate escaped the tax, it
is claimed, by the formation of a cor
poration of the heirs, but it is alleged
that the property cannot dodge the tax
by this method.
"The filing of the petitions," said
Waring yesterday, "is to set forth in
substance the Inheritance tax law in
each county. It is a county treasurer's
duty to begin such actions, and the
state controller's office has general su
pervision of the work, the state co
operating with each county, as provided
at the last legislature.
"Because there is no probate of in
heritances which are deeded this does
not make them immune from the tax,
provided they were deeded in anticipa
tion of the death of the owner. The tax
is applicable also where the deed does
not take effect until after the death of
the owner. •
♦ "There are many evasions of the in
heritance tax, but in most cases the
deeding of property is done to avoid the
expense of admitting wills to probate.
Another method is the formation of
estate corporations where we have no
record of the stock assigned in them.
"The law provides a severe penalty
for the non-payment of the tax, and
where it has not been paid for three or
four years about half the estate is
taken by the state, 10 per cent a year
being added for delayed payments,
commencing eighteen months after the
death of the owner of an estate.
"Tho meaning of the statute requiring
payment of the tax is in contention at
present on the question of deeds made
in contemplation of death, and the su
preme court of the state has not yet
decided the issue. There has been
much conflict over the law, and where
property has been deeded to a corpora
tion instead of direct to the heirs the
question has been raised as to whether
the corporation is not liable to the
highest rate of the graded inheritance
tax. This point is also before the su
preme court and has not yet been de
Aged Resident Witness at Hear
ing of Government Suit
Juan Valenzuela, 67 years a resident
of lioa Angeles county, testified yester
day before an examiner of the Unit
ed States circuit court in the Rindge
estate case, in which the government
is seeking to open old roads through
the Malibu ranch to its property in
the interior, that he had assisted his
father and brothers, when a boy, in
driving cattle over the roads.
C. J. Moftat, who was surveying on
the properties in 1869, was a witness
for the government. Moffat said he
had driven over the roads unmolested.
Another witness was Jose Pelna, pio
neer of Santa Monica, who used roads
on the ranch in 1855 and had not been
there since.
The roads passing through the old
ranch have been closed to public tra
vel by order of the executrix of 'the
estate. The closing of tha roads shuts
oft outside communication with gov
ernment properties abutting the ranch
on the east.
•» « »
Pure mountain air cures asthma, and
the hot mud, steam and mineral water
battwt d > all the rttti
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Elected After Three Ballots, but
First Appearance Will
Be on Carpet
After three ballots by the fire com
mission yesterday, Capt. A. J. Eley of
engine company No. 4 was elected
chief of the fire department. Three
candidates were placed In nomination
by three commissioners. Hawley nom
inated Eley, Molony nominated Richard
Shute, formerly of San Diego, and
Williamson nominated John G. Todd,
the acting chief. The first ballot re
sulted In two for Eley, two for Todd
and one for Shute. The second ballot
was the same, but the third ballot gave
three for Eley and one each for Todd
and Shute.
As Todd has been a pretty gcod sort
of person since he has been acting
chief, the commission did not like to
throw him down too hard, so there is
a strong suspicion that the real action
for chief was framed up in the execu
tive session, and the three ballots were
taken just to let Todd down easy.
Eley's jump Into the chieftainship
was meteoric. A month ago he was
very sick, and It was not expected he
would again return to the department.
But he did, and as he was the only
ftigfble on the civil service list for bat
talion chief, he was temporarily ap
pointed to that place by the fire com
mission two weeks ago. Yesterday he
took the final step up and became the
head of the department.
The first official appearance of the
new chief before the commission will
be "on the carpet," for he was cited to
appear at the next meeting of the
commission to show why he doesn't
pay his bills.
Mrs. Florence L. LeCount, widow of
Ira L. LeCount, a former employe of
the fire department, submitted a state
ment to the commission yesterday in
which she claimed that Eley owed her
husband's estate $92.25, with interest,
as the balance of a note due February
1, 1907. The note was given for *M 0
Eley borrowed from her husband, and
he has been paying it off in small in
stallments. Mrs. LeCount says he has
paid nothing recently, although she
has used every effort to collect the
Mew Road in Nevada to Be Above
the-Flood Mark
The Salt Lake Railroad company evi
dently expects to have its road com
pleted through Meadow wash in time
for through traffic by July 1, as the
road has begun to solicit traffic for
July and has prepared to open the line
to Salt Lake City not later than that
date. It was closed by floods last win
C. D. Pike, city passenger agent. Is
now looking after eastboaund business
here. After the road was put out of
commission Mr. Pike took up other
employment for a time. It has not
been determined whether the road will
put on three transcontinental trains,
which were running at the time of the
i'.oods. The Los Angeles Limited and
the Overland, however, are expected to
be resumed, although there is still some
question about the latter train.
The reconstruction work is being
pushed as rapidly as possible, and the
Meadow valley "high" line is fast near
ing completion. This line is built above
the high-water mark, and will insure
permanency when the road resumes.
La Fiesta camp, Woodmen of the
World, will go to San Pedro tonight
to initiate a large class of candidates
for the harbor camp. The officers and
uniformed degree team of La Fiesta
camp will exemplify the protection and
Joseph degrees. An orchestra and a
quartet will accompany the party and
San Pedro will also afford entertain
ment. Special cars will leave Pacific
Electric depot at 7 o'clock, and upon
arrival at San Pedro a parade will be
formed and all will march through the
principal streets to the hall.
Yerdugo Canyon Land Co.
3m Just Usued tbs Moat Beautiful «nd At-
U»Uo niuatrmted Booklet eicr pnbllalied U
'am Aatrlrm. Call or lead for oa*.
Professor at Occidental College
Announces Candidacy
for Congress
Sets Forth Platform on Which He
Hopes to Be Sent to
Professor Lnrin A. Hamlley. holding
the chair of philosophy in Occidental
college, and one of the best known
Democrats and orators in Southern
California, last night announced him
self as a candidate for the nomination
to congress from the seventh (Los An
geles) district.
Professor Handley's announcement
came as a surprise to many Demo
crats, who have long been urging him
to enter the race, but who recently
had begun to believe he would not be
come a candidate. The pressure be
came so great, however, that Professor
Handley announced last night he had
decided to run and is confident of his
"Even a number of prominent Re
publicans," said Professor Handley last
night, "have expressed • the hope that
I would consent to seek the nomina
tion, and I have been so strongly
urged by Democrats and good govern
ment adherents generally that I be
lieve it is my duty to make the at
tempt. Now that I have entered the
fight I am in it to win, and I pledge
myself to the people of this district to
fulfill my promises and live up to the
platform on which I hope to be
elected." fc/< 7
Professor Handley gave out the fol
lowing statement of his principles and
"The great battle of the people today
is to regain control of the government.
The fundamental principles of Ameri
canism have been cast aside in the in
terest .of a small class of citizens at
the expense of the whole people. This
power perverting the government has
its ramifications in every direction. In
the house of representatives it is com
monly known as 'Cannonism.'
"Every other question is subordinate
to the great question whether or not
the government will make good its
promise of 'equality to all and special
privilege to none." We can begin this
fight for the restoration of American
ism, viz.:
"First, by a sane reduction of the
tariff in the interest of the consumer
and thereby a reduction in the pres
ent high cost of living.
"Second, by establishing a line of
steamships on the Pacific coast owned
or controlled by the federal govern
ment; also the improvement of har
bors and waterways in general, and
thus by honest competition relieve the
people from the present rate robbery.
"Third, by a conservation of the na
tural resources of the nation as a her
itage to all the people. . ,'
"Fourth, by putting into the hands
of the people the weapons of aggres
sion and defense, viz.. initiative, ref
erendum, recall and direct primary for
all elective offices within the state.
"Fifth, by honesty, efficiency and
economy in the administration of pub
lic affairs and a consequent reduction
in the present burdensome tax rate."
Professor Handley was born nt
Franklin, Ind., and was educated in
the grammar, schools of Johnson coun
ty, Indiana, after which he graduated
at Hanover college and Princeton in
the classes of theology and philosophy,
graduating also in constitutional law
and jurisprudence. From Princeton he
went to Emporla 1 college, where he
taught philosophy and constitutional
At Hanover he represented the col
lege in many state oratorical contests.
%^ Full Pleated Walking Skirts $3.48 rf^fK§)k.
m look at the seams, the cut of the 'vL |'i fjsj\
—"They are such" goo'il values we f^~i^^~"
can hardly say too much about >| ,^y\
Wl m '•- them," said the department man. " I' a 7 \ '■
fJVnP— Knit —Today, all lengths, 38 to 42, and • f^
C*J' ll^ lYl"1 waist sizes 22 to 28 —a great bargain ,'ihl
——— ————— lot, $3.48 each. IT*
StOCkingS Wear -Bargain Basement. The Most qA
-Worn exclusively by g££ g^| £ | Summery Waists 6 VC
.;•. tk/Mfcon^c nt wrmipn v'- nouse uresses. »♦» a _ Of Dretty lawn witn yokes o ,
tllOUSanaS pi women. r . . , — Jus the dresses so many wo- shadow embroidery and lace in.
—They are good Stockings. men and misses-are buying right sertions.
«.„. llt . (-li» K Pst combed now for morning wear. —Garments with the popular
None but the best COmDea —Mighty neat styles, too—some have bishop sleeves in many pretty
yarns °-O into them. Ihe high collars, some low ones. embroidery effects.
yams & v iuw —Some of them, most popular styles —Then there are some tailored
mOSt Skilled StOCKing maK- fop older women . a i-e In dark ef- waists of black lawn. 89c.
-.-<- ,™ pmninvPfl in the faC- feets and button down the front. —Not a garment in the lot but
ers are employed in me ld.«- —Dresses made of good gingham in that you would expect to pay
tories where they are made. shepherd plaids, black and white and twice as much for.
'""* "'"-1*- .J t * llßht colors. —Every day them are greater
—Their fit is perfect. Svery 'lie 34 to 44 calls for just these very styles.
—All sizes and a most complete —How they should go in this Friday and time and again have we had
line of styles and finishes are eale at $100 each , to re .order this number.
here. ■ —Don't overlook these wonderful —Now Friday the slzea am com
—Rlark lisle stockings, medium values. pleto again and also the patterns,
— BIaCK "f l" ° „*"*, i--i_ and ' ""ue°- so buyers will find the assortment
■ weight, high spllrod heels and Qainty Ruching lc " csiudaliy good on.,
double soles, 36c, 3 pairs *1.|)fl nny ««cning ie i,, „,u,it.
' —Black cotton stockings, high —Neck lengths of niching, in •
spliced heels and double soles, pink, white, blue and black. .
with wide flare tops, 35c. 3 pairs Ruching that regularly sold for /^urtain Scrim 15c Yard
,11. . i*. Xi: five times this price— lc neck V> ■
—Black lisle outsize stockings, length " . Tl"' i"-' 1"'""1 partaln s.-rim In
—tuam übw %i*™-> 3Bc- hl , is^^cf^l^, b tl .| twenty-Hve afferent pattern, all re
hlgh spliced heels and a°uble j—— ———— — ver.lble. flood. Brm -cloth, in blue.
soles; wonderful value; 35c, 3 Collars lOC tn»n. re* and pink ftgured pattern..
—Black cotton stockings, Maco —Why, they are regular beauties, Dretty Challies 5c Yard
—Black cotton stockings, Maco Borne of them—collars you oouid Pretty Lhallies 5c Yard
split sole, outsize, 35c; 3 pairs $1. . not begin to buy for la.a than 1 ■■■ ■■ ■ - r~ .„.,_.„
—Black silk Hale, high spliced heels twice 10c—because , some are —Black and white dots and "tnpes
..- and double toes; Bullock's special; ■ slightly soiled they are out. " l.»n* t great assortment of floral
35c 3 pairs »l. —Today, bargain values, 100 each. '"!,'""" " i~ii n f i«, -ail" s n "Kh. t
—Black silk lisle, spliced heels and I 1 i ! — • ' pattern. In dress prints, all to yard, ;
double toes, wide hem top, 600 pair. I
He graduated with class honors at
both colleges, and since leaving Han
over college that institution has con
ferred the degree of master of arts on
him in recognition of his later achieve
ments. While at Emporia college he
did much speaking over the state in
behalf of the college. He came from
Emporia to Los Angeles, where he has
since taught at Occidental college.
Professor Handley is secretary and
vice president of the League n£ Jus
tice, vice president of the City club,
a director of the Jefferson club, a
prominent member of the Old Hickory
club, a member of the Democratic
county central committee, nnd hns long
been known as a good government
worker, having taken part in the re
cent good government municipal cam
paign in Los Angeles, and also he has
been prominent in organizing precinct
clubs. Both he and Thomas Lee Wool
wine were frequently called on to lec
ture during the recent campaign of the
good government forces, and his work
in behalf of that organization has
brought him Into considerable prom
Professor Handley is married, has
two children, and lives at 604 West
Avenue Fifty-four, Highland park.
The announcement of his candidacy for
congress last night elicited many ex
pressions of satisfaction among the
Through a notice in The Herald,
George Coffin of El Monte found his
father, who was seriously ill in the
German hospital. The father and son
had not been in communication with
each other for the last ten years and
the elder man wished to see'his son
again before he died. He is in a se
rious condition.
The preliminary hearing of Percy
Patrick, secretary and treasurer of the
defunct Unit Loan company, on a
charge of passing fictitious checks,
which was sot for yesterday before Po
lice Judge Williams was continued un
til May 19 at 3 o'clock. The continu
ance was granted upon a showing
made that his ttorney, Joseph Sey
mour jr.. was occupied in the superior
court. Patrick is in the city jail in
default of $1500 bail.
A. D. Lambert, proprietor of a drug
store at Washington street and Ver
mont avenue, was arraigned before Po
lice Judge Chambers yesterday on a
charge of selling liquor without a
physician's prescription. He was giver.
until this morning at 10 o'clock to en
ter his ple;i. He was released on his
own recognizance.
Classified Ad. Section
Peace Looms When Daughter
Gets Busy, but Mother's
Terms End It Quickly
Plaintiff Demanded About Two-
Thirds of Estate Valued
at $200,000
An attempt to compromise th«
uingied affairs of the Brunner family
in the superior court yesterday, where
Mrs. Louisa Brunner is endeavoring to
secure a decree of divorce from Her
man Brunner and $1000 a month ali
mony, Including thu property which,
she has in her own name, failed dis
mally because Mrs. Brunner wanted
to retain about two-thirds of the $200,
--000 estate. The family war was then
continued with as much vindictiveness
as ever.
Julia Brunner, a Stanford student,
and the most popular girl in the large
family,, had arrived from the north to
testify as a witness for her father. She
verified considerable of the testimony
regarding his treatment by Mrs. Brun
ner and her favorite daughter, Teresa,
whom other members of the family de
clare Is responsible for the quarrel be
tween the parents.
After giving her testimony in a man
ner which damaged both parents as
little as possible, Julia Brunner circu
lated among the retainers on both sides
in the battle. Those supporting her
futher sat in one side of the court room
and those supporting her mother rested
on the other side, from which points
of vantage they disdainfully ignored
each other.
Julia Brunner is large and good na
tured and gave the members on each
side in the fracas a "good talking to."
The result was a warmer aspect in the
atmosphere of the court room, which
began to thaw visibly. The attorneys
grew less rigid on their legal points
and finally judge Church declared a
recess to give the parents a chance to
talk terms.
Brunner was willing to fix things so
that each of his daughters would bo
entitled to an equal share of the prop
erty. If he drew $100 a month he was
willing that his wife should have tho
same amount, and so on up to as
large a monthly stipend as the estate
would stand.
It is claimed, however, that Mrs.
Brunner wanted more than half the
property, and this Brunner refused on
the ground that besides getting the
same share as the other children, Ter
esa, the mother's favorite, would,
through Mrs. Brunner, secure a much
larger sfiare than the other children.
Mrs. Brunner and Teresa would not
budge an inch on the proposition, it is
said and the white flag was lowered
and the black flag run up again. It is
claimed that what has gone before in
the testimony will be mild compared
with what is to come since the fight
has been renev.-ed.
What appears to be another attack
on the validity of the city ordinances
was begun yesterday when W. A.
Blackwell, manager of the Mammoth
shoe store at 519 South Broadway
pleaded not guilty before Police Judge
Chambers to a charge of obstructing
the sidewalk in front of his establish
ment by shoe displays. The case was
set for trial before a jury May 29-at
Blackwell was represented in court
by "Tim" Coakley, who recently se
cured a judgment which rendered the
ordinance levying a tax on all team
sters, expressmen and truckmen In
valid and unconstitutional.

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