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MAN FOUND IN DRUNKEN STUPOR; FAMILY STARVING Money Taken from Him Given to Wife and Children With tear-stained cheeks, pretty 16 --year-old Julia Schultz applied In Judge SummertlcM's court yesterday for a warrant for the arrest of her father, A. A. Schultz, on a charge of falling 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 conceited from his wife and children. Tossing the money to them the offi cer handcuffed his prisoner and took him to jail. Returning to the home a few hours later Benjamin found the family had iiieiuiiy suicken the room with gro ceries mihl meat! and were devouring the first iquare meal they had been privileged to eat In months. The chll rlren say their father sold his horse and wagon six months ago and has been busy drinking up the proceeds ever since while they went without the nedbaaltlei of life. Our Exchange Dep't ■^■,-1..!,; '■-*—* SU . 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. CiIICKKRING, €?aS STANLEY * SON KTiXI llan B.w NOW **03 Wan $350 .' NOW ♦•*«'« HAZI.KTON, £740 STEINWAY, - ticc Was *500 h NOW #^tw Wad $680 NOW WOOD ■HAW. C27C TUOWBRIDOE, Cltt) Waa *850 NOW *»>'»' Wai $350 .' NOW V*-O£ |i BBAtTIFCI, LITTLE ITRKIHTB, One for email apartment*, only CM7 Klifclilly used! were $400 .....*<•?' 2 SPLENDID NEW SAMPLE PIANOS, NOW *185 1 BTECK UPRIGHT, SII'.IITI.Y USED, NOW $587 FAIRBANKS FLAYKR tA(i<* I AIJTO PLAYER CAR A PIANO, Wai »650 '. * i*Oa | PIANO, Was $600 ♦taw PIANOLA PIANO 1? ?S. V»5' rty. le*Tln * :..... $525 1 KI.HiIITLY USED GRAND PIANO, standard make, itu $880, bow.. ......... $880 2 SPECIAL (i A ItI.KK GRANDS, were $880, now «nt« I (iril.IAN PIANO .$9O I ' PIANOLA, % $125 PLAYKR, now .1'" | now 91*3 , SEVERAL GOOD ORGANS at *20, *85 and $30 PIANOS AND PIANOLAS FOR RENT SSLf^' NINE BIG BARGAINS IN USED TALKING MACHINES $6, $7, $10 AND UP, REGULAR $25 TO $35 VALUES TERMS AS LOW AS 50c A WEEK Southern California Music Co. The House of Musical Quality 332-334 South Broadway Los Angeles A An Old Trunk 'j£3Bt^\ Or dresser drawer is never a safe place to keep , /XjgaßßaX securities, jewelry and other valuables. They're /M- |^a*\ always in danger of robbery. And even few so / "tJ^^^L * called "fireproof Safes'" are a real protective from / Klfißl ftSl \ °" r new safe deposit vaults afford absolute pro / Ira^iffirP \ tion' *2'oo per year and up. Merchants Bank and Trust Co. 207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY Established 1889 Assets Over $2,600,000 Larger f*y Earnings and \J^/o 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 out 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. \^rr^'r i'™."'J'Tj°°M«»;r" OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. ' •— TQM.hPlMUiiwwa.p^lJ ."• COCHRAN, Prw. J. M. Er.IJOTT. V-Prei. s=^™Ss=i— S=>mSsaEa IV. 1). WOOLWINE, Trcas. A. E. POMEROY, V-Pre» I EBffla^fl HttttttWtfl EnrHfj] 1"• M- '"UTHBERT, l.oan C. J. WADE. Sec. I I lit IMi itl fll t'l ITT 11 II t fr jni JlllHOf (.'tOl*« ■■■ '^^rrri _ 223 South Spring Street INSTEAD OF DEATH, WOMAN MUST SERVE NINETY DAYS 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 $60, the latter for violating the liquor ordinance. A plea for leniency was made, but It was opposed by Deputy District Attorney Alexander. The court rofused to lessen the sen tence. 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 jictn in COUft the noai illuming and was arrested yesterday on a bench war rant. CALEDONIAN CLUB CELEBRATION The Caledonian club will celebrate empire day with a concert and dance in Blanchard hall Tuesday evening, May 24. LOS ANGELES HERALD GUM SHOE MAN TO LAND TAX DODGERS State Controller Nye Tired of Chasing Delinquents at Long Range WARING IS HIRED FOR THE JOB Law Governing Inheritance Duty Develops Knotty Problems for Courts to Solve Tlfed of chasing the elusive inheri tance tax at long range. State Con troller isye has hired a legal ilejtta to investigate back taxes on Inheritances. He Is 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 stnte 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 Oeorge B. Charnock, all heirs to the groat wealth of John J. Charnock, a portion of which Is sought to enrich the state's exchequer. STOLL CASE UP 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. DEATH NOT ISSCE 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. NOT IMMUNE "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 cided." PIONEER SAYS HE DROVE CATTLE ON RANCHO ROADS Aged Resident Witness at Hear ing of Government Suit Juan Valenzuela, 67 years a resident of Los 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 Mallbu 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 the roads shuts off outside communication with gov ernment properties abutting the ranch on the east. '■* » » ' Arrowhead Pure mountain air cures asthma, and the hot mud, steam and mineral water bath* <i) all the -St. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1010 APPOINTED CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ELEY, MADE FIRE CHIEF, IN TROUBLE ALREADY 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 good 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 eligfble 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 wm 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, lUO7. The note was given for s>:ioo 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 money. SALT LAKE LINE MAY BE OPENED THROUGH JULY 1 New 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 Hoods last win ter. C, D. Pike, city passenger agent, is now looking after eaatboaund 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 fioods. 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. WOODMEN GOING TO SAN PEDRO 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. Verdugo Canyon Land Co. Ha* Jnst Uioed the Mint Beautiful and Ar lJ»lio Illu»tr»trd Booklet tret published to Urn Aagele». Call or »end (or oa*. 1 -:. JNO. A.PJRTLE ' HANDLEY IS AFTER M'LACHLAN'S JOB Professor at Occidental College Announces Candidacy for Congress IS WELL KNOWN DEMOCRAT Sets Forth Platform on Which He Hopes to Be Sent to Washington Professor T-orin A. Handley, 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 ,'i candidate for the nomination to congress from the seventh (Los An geles) district. Professor Hnndley'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 announcod last night he had decided to run and is confident of his success. A. J. ELEY "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." Professor Handley gave out the fol lowing statement of his principles and policies: HIS PLATFORM "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." WHO HE IS Professor Handley was born at 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 college, where he taught philosophy and constitutional law. At Hanover he represented the col lege in many state oratorical contests. f% 'I^BM Full Pleated Walking Skirts $3.48 I^^Mi —"They \°e "u'i"*' good values we fc^^&— ' can hardly say too much about 'I j^^?\ Wit . them," said the department man. " .'£ I Ag7 \ ?!VnP-Knit —Today, all lengths, 38 to 42, and • f* U.J 1 IV, !»■■" <- waist sizes $1 to 38 _ a eat bargain .'ii,l ■ lot, J3.48 each. . ITV StOCkingS Wear -Bargain Basement. The Most QA -Worn exclusively by £££ Kes $ Summery Waists W C +lioncanH« nf women nouse 1-TCSS.es. w* _ Of pretty lawn with yokes o( lliouidiiusi vi wuiiicu. . —Just the dresses so many WO- shadow embroidery and lace In —They are good Stockings. men and misses -are buying right sertions. M... hut the best combed now for morning wear. —Garments with the popular iNOne DUt tlie DeSI COmueu —Mighty neat styles, too—some have bishop sleeves in many pretty yamS CO intO them. Ihe high collars, some low ones. embroidery effects. J°" ' ?■,, , . i• ,„ „_!, —Some of them, most popular styles —Then there are some tailored mOSt Skilled Stocking mak- for ol(ler women , ai . o ln dark e f- waists of black lawn. so. #»re arp emnloved in the faC- fects and button down the front. —Not a garment In the lot hut erS are employed in me i<". —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. —Their fit is perfect. some light colors. —Every day there are greater , -All sizes and a "lo. st. c omD , ete —Every size. 34 to 44. In this Friday calls for just theso very styles. . —All sizes and a ™°9t. c°™pl"° —How they should go In this Friday and time and again havo we had line of styles and finishes are Fale at $ , 00 ( , arh , to ,..,„.,,,.,. this number, here. —Don't overlook these wonderful —Now Friday the ilaea are com —Black lisle stockings, medium values. Pleto again and also the patterns, —tsiacK iioi^ onllooH hppls and * " ■ l 0 buyers will and the assortment SffJS^A^ Qainty Ruching lc ' MS£K!' *? d °"fc —Black cotton stockings, high —Nock lengths of ruching. in spliced heels and double soles, ink -white, blue and black. —^^^———————^—— with wide flare tops, 35c. 3 pairs Ruching that regularly sold for Curtain Scrim 15c Yard / $1. five times this price— lc neck V-> - —Black lisle outsize stockings, le "*th- , —The prettiest oortaln scrim In pairs $1. I —Why, they are regular heautles, I Si«S2£s3 —Black cotton stockings, Maco BOrne o( t ,;,.„,... ( . n1 iars you oould Dretty Challies 5c Yard split sole, outsize. 35c; 3 pairs $1. . not begin to buy for leu than I —— ■ — — • ,,_„ —Black silk lisle, high spliced heels twice lOc—because i some are — Black and white dots and stripe, and double toes; Bullock's special; • slightly soiled they are out. In lawns, a jireat ","',. tof floral 35c. 3 pairs U. —Today, bargain values, 10c ea<h. 'terns n challies and lots of light —Black silk lisle. spliced heels and i patterns In dress prints, all ■"■ >»"'■ double toes, wide hem top, 600 pair. ' ANNOUNCES HE'S IN RACE FOR CONGRESS PROF. LORIN A. HANDLEY He graduated with class honors at both i olbges, and since leaving Han over college that institution has con ferred tin 1 degree of master of arts on him in recognition of his later achieve ments. While, at Emporiu 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 of 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, and has 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 inence. Professor Handley ifl 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 Democrats. FINDS FATHER AFTER TEN YEARS THROUGH HERALD 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. PATRICK'S HEARING SET The preliminary hearing of Percy Patrick, secretary and treasurer of the defunct Unit Loan company, on a charge of passing fictitious checks, which was set 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. DRUGGIST IS ACCUSED 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 given until this morning at 10 o'clock to en ter his plea. He was released on his own recognizance. Classified Ad. Section TRUCE IN BRUNNER CASE SHORT LIVED Peace Looms When Daughter Gets Busy, but Mother's Terms End It Quickh, NEW FIGHT WILL BE HOTTER Plaintiff Demanded About Two- Thirds of Estate Valued at $200,000 An attempt to compromise th# tnng-led !iffnir= o f the Brunnor f.nniiy 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 the property which, she lias in her own name, failed dis mally because Mrs. Brunnor wanted to retain about two-thirds of the $200, --000 estate. The family war was then continued with as much vindictivenesa 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. Sho 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 Rrunner 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 tha 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 receSH to give the parents a chance to talk terms. Brunner was willing to fix things so that eaoh 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 snare than the other children. Mrs. Brunnor and Teresa would not budge an inch on the proposition, it ia 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. ANOTHER CITY ORDINANCE IS OBJECT OF ATTACK 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 B <la CckweH 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.