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In Seventeen Years' Service Wil
liam Matuskiwiz Has Made
a Remarkable Record
Believes in Prison Reform and
Declares for Humane Treat
ment of Criminals
Loi AiwkK hu "a handsomest mnn"
on its police force who in hi.s leventeen
ypiirs of aervice bean the enviable
record of having laved a human life
for every year of service. He Is Wll
li.un Matuaktwti, who holds down a.
night beat on spring and Main streets
between Sixth and Seventh iti
Hatuakiwla Is a blunt, plain apoken
nan and a poor politician, lie wears
no aergeanta' atrtpea on his aleeve and
deaptte th' 1 yeare of fnithfni aervlce
In the Interest of tho city he la "till
Juat .-i plain patrolman wltfi no ax to
grind in the politica of the police de
pa rttnent.
This policeman, unlike many of his
fellows, is in full sympathy with the-
prison reform movement. He believes
that kind treatment of prisoners ;t;i« 1
a recognition of their rights bring the
best results, Ten years ago he thought
differently and wan a firm belli VOX in
the Iron hand for the man in the
shadow of the law. The Incident that
changed his opinion Is best told in his
own words,
"1 was taking Juan Rllvos, a young
Mexican charged with a heinous crime,
to San Quentln. BIIVOS had ten years
at hard labor staring him In the face.
I kept him handcuffed to me on the
train. At San Francisco we missed
OUT Im.it by a margin of several min
utes. It would be an hour before tin
next OBS would leave. My prisoner
complained of being hungry, and some
what In the fame frame of mind my
self, we started across Market street
In the direction of a little restaurant.
Bllvos was handcuffed and I held him
by ii small chain.
"When wp reached the center of the
street i heard a woman's piercing
scream and looking back saw a little
child some four or five years old
toddling from Its mother into the path
of a runaway team. The horses were
within several feet of the child. I for
got all about the prisoner in the child's
danger, and springing forward almost
before I realized what I was doing Had
i aatched the little K'rl from under the
horses 1 feet. In the meantime the
mother had fainted and In the excite
ment of the gathering crowd I ran to
her side with her daughter find lifted
the mother to her feet. The woman
recovered and wanted to know who i
was. Her question brought to my mind
the fact that a ten-year prisoner was
in my charge. Sllvos In the meantime
had had plenty of time to escape, but
turning around I found him at my
Hide quietly looking on. I asked him
why h" had not attempted to escape.
He toil me that I had thought of him
when he was hungry.
"Instead of taking him to San Quon
iin on the next boat I immediately
took the handcuffs from his wrists
nnd 'showed him the town.' Wo took
in everything that was doing, had
several good dinners and caught the
night boat to the prison, i told the
n of how he had acted and the
chief promised to tnke hia good be
hitvlor Into consideration.
"Sllvos was released less than a year
nnd a half after he had been confined.
I meet him on the streets occasionally
and ho is profuse in his thanks. That
little experience changed my whole
IdM of criminology. From that time
oa I became a firm believer in giving
the prisoners a show and treating them
lik" human beings."
"What OUIMI tho egg fiunlno? Th» auto
"Authorities at ■W'aßhltwton say there nre
S.M>,i»»' motor cars In the United States. These
can will averai* at least two chickens killed
■i year, or 700,000 per annum. Isn't that
enough to produce an egg: famine?"
School trust' —nemomber, children, III
( !,,■!'> often worked for months on a
f:h ,r curve.
\Vi 111.• —Whntchorglvinus? Never heard of
tho hush 1,-nguw!—Puck.
Samuol D. Well, who is a candidate for
the council at the primary election to
be held June 2, is an attorney In tho
employ of the Title Insurance and
Trust Company, In whose employ he
has been for the past seven years.
Horn in Chicago thirty-five years ago,
lie was a member of tho University of
Michigan law class of 1893, and was ad
mitted to the bar of Illinois when 21
years old. He aerved In the United
Btates Kngineer Corps in tho first army
Df occupation in Cuba and Porto Rico
In 1888. Mr. Well has taken an active
Interest In civic reforms in this city
for the past seven years, and while by
no means a dyed-ln-the-wool radical,
lie believes strictly in honest, decent
»nd efficient government, and If elected
Mil devote his time to maintaining
(hat standard of service. Ho believes
In giving a square deal to both indl
rldual and corporation and aiding pro
fresslveness when consistent with the
)Übllc welfare, and in doing this with
(ut any receiving any extra remunera
tion or reward.
Opening Scene from 'By Right of Sword,'
Charles King's Offering at the Grand
■■■■—''•Si I'^ ' ' o3k- MMk^^^^flHT'' ~' ■v^ "" 1
CHARGES KING and his associate
players, supporting Myrtle Vane,
opened a season of high class
melodramatio stock productions at the
Qrand opera house, offering- Arthur
Marchmont'a powerful comedy-drama,
"By Right of Sword." Two large and
enthusiastic audiences greeted the
players, who made good with friends
and critics alike The Kins company
Is well balanced and has among Its
members some exceptionally clever
actors. Mr. King- and Miss Vane share
honors with Edwin Murphy and Frank
1! ier, the former appearing as the
"heavy" and the latter as the com
Mr. King has the role of an Amerl
can adventurer who finds what ho is
seeking while traveling in Russia. As
a hero Mr. King Is all that the gal
lery sous Whistle for and the parquet
ladles clap their hands for and de
light In. He is handsome and has a
Charming personality. Miss Vane is a
clever actress with a pleasing person
ality. Her many littlo mannerisms are
certain to make her popular with
(Hand "regulars," Mr. Murphy's stage
presence is strong and likable, al
though he is supposed to be a villain.
He has a certain way with him which
stamps him as a first rate actor.
Harry Karl and Grace Uauworth, two
well-known and popular players, are
In the cast, and each does the company
credit. Auda Due, Rose Emerson, LII
-lian Aubrey, Godfrey Mathews, Pletro
Sosso, J. F. McDonald Roscoe Karns
and Fred Emlay are others in the com
Altogether the King company is one
of thu strongest, if not the strongest,
aggregation <>f players the Grand stage
haa been trodden by In many years.
Much may be expected from the King
company, for it has worth as to play
ers and will produce some of the bet
ter class melodramas and comedies
which will surely please.
The scenes of "By Right of Sword"
are laid in Russia. Political intrigues.
slightly off-color love and heroics are
mixed up in proper proportions. The
pathos and humor are blended In Just
the right manner, making the play sin
cerely worth while. Duels, saving girls
from villains, etc., etc., run through
four acts divided into six scenes. In
tli.. end tho heroic American adven
turer gains the hand of the beautiful
Russian lady, the villain Is put to
rout, as are all others who have been
in any way a bar to tho course'of true
love and the flnnl curtain leaves all
concerned in the play with their hands
outstretched to receive their just ac-
STn S'one way "By Right of Pword" is
far ahead of any dramatic offering the
Grand has made in years. Mr. King
has given his initial production scenic
investiture second to no other offer
ing in LOS Angeles. The costumes of
the men and the gowns of the women
are up to a very high standard. Taken
by and large, "By Hight of Sword" is
well worth seeing.^ <
"The Man on the Box" at the Bur
bank is quite a relief, after the somber
and contradictory play of northern
strife "The Barrier." "T»io Man on tho
Kox"'is not new, but it is original. Its
situations are not hackneyed, and its
comedy Is of a sort which never has
been copied. So we can always stand
"Tho Man on the Box" for a week and
Judge Works Reports Successful
Trip-Says Stanton Has De
veloped Little Support
Judge John D. Works, Lincoln-Roose
velt candidate for the United States
senate, returned yesterday morning
from his stumping trip through the
northern end of California in company
with Hiram Johnson and A. J. Wallace,
the league's candidates for governor
and lieutenant governor. He reports a
most favorable reception at the hands
of the voters along the way.
"Tho most favorable feature of our
trip, as I reward it," said Judge Works
last night when seen at his homo, "was
tho reception accorded us in the small
towns whore no previous notice of our
coming had been given.
•Riding into such places in our auto
mobiles, we would stop at a corner, and
in a short tim« an assembly of from
fifty to 200 voters would surround us
and listen eagerly to our arguments.
"The campaign is creating great in
terest everywhere. The people seem
thoroughly aroused to the necessity of
tin-owing off tho yoke of the Southern
Pacific from tho government of Cali
fornia. Large audlenou were tho rule
in every place we spoke.
"In Sacramento the meeting was pre
sided over by a man prominent in pub
lic life und in the educational circles of
that city, known as an ardent Democrat
tor many years, who took occasion
when Introducing us to the audience to
suv that he had t)ii.; year registered as
a Republican In'order to assist the
Lincoln-Roosevelt league in its struggle
give it a hearty handshake as to an old
friend whose stories we have heard, but
who tells them so well that we are glad
tn listen.
The story of "The Man on the Box" Is
well told. A young army officer mas
queradlng as a coachman lands in the
police station. He had driven off with
a carriage in which was a young
woman with whom he had fallen in
love, although they never had met. But
he didn't know the young woman was
In the carriage until later. She sus
pect;) he is no coachman, pays his fine,
and to solve the mystery engages him
as her groom. To get a chance to bo
near her the young man consents. The
man's good breeding and freedom from
the obsequious airs of a servant prompt
the young woman to put him to all
sorts of tests to try to make him betray
himself, when suddenly the plot takes
a serious turn and, an international af
fair intrudes. The coachman saves the
honor of the girl's father and marries
her, Just as everyone knew he would at
the very start.
The great advantage of this story for
comedy purposes is that It is free from
buffoonery. It is funny in a clever
way; its comedy does not consist of
queer antics and a multitude of com
plications, solved at the last curtain
like the severing of the Gordlan knot.
It gives opportunities for acting, in
stoad of horseplay.
A. Byron Beasley plays the leading
part in an altogether different spirit
from previous presentations here. While
he makes the masquerading coachman
a man very fond of a joke, enjoying
himself hugely, he still upholds the
serious side of the character. It Is
comedy plus personality. He does not
strain for the laughs. He insists that
while the prank shall be appreciated
the character shall be respected. Mar
jorio Rambeau enters into the fun of
the thing thoroughly, but she looked
almost "dowdy" in the second act. The
girl is supposed to come In after an ac
cident while riding. Other actresses
who have played the part have made a
complete change of costume in the
middle of the act. Miss Rarabeau
wears a none too handsome riding- skirt
throughout the act. She is too pretty
to let opportunities to show go by de
fault. Her acting is in the same airy,
care-free style that she assumes in all
her lighter moods. David Landau as
the Russian spy also departs from the
conventional interpretation of the part
in both makeup and manner. His
Karloff, like everything else lie does, Is
an intensely Interesting study. Agnes
Lee, who makes her debut in Los An
geles in this piece, has only a small
part, but she is winsome and pretty In
her little scene, and adds much bright
ness to the comedy while she Is on the
• • •
Kolb and Dill started tho second week
of their biggest success, "The Merry
Widow and the Devil," at the Majestic
theater last night, and the signs are
that this great fun and music show
is growing in popularity, and promises
to do a bigger* second week business
even than its first. Kolb and Dill cer
tainly have got clear away from the
stereotyped burlesque this year, and
such productions as "The Merry Wid
ow and tho Devil" and "The Rich Mr.
Hoggonheimer" are establishing their
reputations in an entirely new line of
work than any they heretofore have
attempted. Kolh's unctuous humor as
the lender of the nether domain is a
tn deliver the state from the rule of the
Southern Pacific.
"We had the field entirely to our
selves while In the north. With the ex
ception or Alexander Gordon, candidate
for railroad commissioner, and i.aw
rence O'Brien, who is runnJng for secre
tary of state, who traveled with us for
a tew days around Sacramento, no
other candidates appear to,have com
menced their campaign. A few men ( for<
the assembly have announced their in
tentions, hut none of them has com
menced actual work as yet.
"No one, so far as I am aware, has
appeared as a candidate for the iena
torship in opposition to my.self, and
Curry seems to be the only serious rival
to Hiram Johnson. It is apparent that
Mr. Curry has done a lot of hard work
all over the state, but Anderson's name
was mentioned very infrequently; Stan
ton's not at all. In Bakerstleld, where
many acquaintances of Mr. Stanton are
operating in the oil fields, he has some
following, but north of that city his
name was never mentioned by the
voters with whom I talked, and even
when questioned they seemed hardly
aware of his candidacy."
. Judge Works will be In the city for
the remainder of the week, when he,
with Mr. Wallace and Mr. Johnson, will
open their campaign of Southern Cali
fornia, beginning with Orange county.
<• » —
Professor— was by the Inscription on
this colossal obelisk that we succeeded In
positively Identifying the mummy of Ham
eses the First. \
Uncle Henry— suppose all that Chinese
rlgamarole on there was his memoranda
of the size of his socks, his watch num
ber, whom to notify in case of death and
such truck. —Puck.
■» « * •
Angry man (at tho telephone)— You so
hang yourself, Smithers! (Aftar a pause)
Do you hear ran?
Central —Your party hung up!— Puck.
During San Bernardino centennial
week trolley ears will run every hour
to the Springs hotel.
highly original piece of acting, while
anything funnier than Dill's busy com
edy as the devil's janitor would be dif
ficult to conceive. One of the biggest
hits of the show is "Villa" sung by
Mins Maude Lillian Berrl. The music
throughout is given splendid treatment.
"Forty-five Minutes from Broadway, 1*
the popular George M. Cohan musical
play, will be the offering of the Belas
co theater stock company for the cur
rent week.
George Broadhursfs new play, "The
Price," last night completed a three
weeks' career at the Belasco. "The
Price" will have a New York produc
tion the middle of October. Mr. Broad
hurst will leave this morning for New
Tork to confer with Manager William
A. Brady about the forthcoming pro
duction of "The Price" and decide up
on the actress who will interpret the
role of Ethel Toscanl.
This week, beginning this afternoon,
should be a red letter one for the Or
pheum, for it marks the return after
two years' absence of "Will M. Cressy
and his clover wife, Blanche Dayne.
Cressy is the most prolific as well as
the most artistic writer of tabloid
dramas in the land, and one of the best
actors. He will present "The Wyoming
Whoop" during his first week. The
"Night Birds," a bit of a musical com
edy with Nellie Brewster and a com
pany of twelvo, will also be a head
liner, there being two this week.
Gladys Lockwood and Paul MacCarty,
late of the planophlends, will give
some comedy songs and music, and
Lancton, Lucier & Co. will present "A
Fool Errand." Holding over are Nel
lie Nichols, the Dancing Bugs, Walsh
Lynch and company and the Picquays.
The L»og Angeles College of Osteo
pathy graduating class of '10, to the
number of sixty, have engaged the
loges and some of the boxes at the
Orpheum for next Saturday night for
their annual theater party. Their
space will be elaborately decorated
with college colors and pennants and
there will be things doing on the stage
to correspond.
• • •
While work on the new Orpheum will
be rushed as fast as men can do it,
day and night, it Is not probable that
the corner stone of the new structure
will be formally laid till the house is
well on toward completion, owing to
the absence in Europe of both Morris
Meyerfleld, Jr, president, and Martin
Reck, general manager, of the circuit.
The structure will be built nround the
space for the memorial stone and the
latter will be Inserted later on, with
due ceremony.
• • «
With Foster and Foster, perhaps the
best known team of musical funmak
ers. in their hilariously funny sketch.
"The Volunteer Pianist," Sullivan and
Considlne will open an all new and un
usually attractive vaudeville bill at the
Los Angeles theater this afternoon.
Allen Doone, Irish singer, nnd his com
pany; Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCann,
presenting the sketch "Uncle Charles of
Chnrlestown"; the Rernis in fifteen
minutes of grand opera; Melr and
Mora, two Knglish music hall artists;
•Harry Racheller, known as "the mu
sical rube," and a new selection of com
edy motion pictures on the Laugh-o-
Scope, also will be on the bill.
Official Has Tough Task Before
Him in Purchase of 12,000
Feet of Hose
Fine stunt for Archie Kiev, the new
chief of the fire department. First
crack out of the box he will have to
help decide the purchase ot ft.OOO feet
of fire hose, and with the forty-nine.
rubber agents clinging affectionately to
his neck this will not be such a .swell
Job. Then, when it it bought, he will
have to test it. No, Eley hasn't fallen
into any rosy bed of ease.
15idjs for this hose arc to be opened
by the council Tuesday morning, and
the hose will be purchased if the blda
suit the council. They didn't last time.
Two weeks ago bids were opened, but
the council considered them too high
and rejected the whole works. They
want to teach these rubber men that
this council isn't like preceding ■ nes,
when they could put in any old bid
they pleased and make up the differ
ence, it is rumored, by slipping some
thing to certain individual members.
Protests on the assessment district
for Sunset boulevard and Mission road
are also things the council will have to
deaJ with Tuesday morning. Property
owners who are stung for these im
provements are kicking against the
high price, and a few of them have a
real kick coming. In some instances
the assessments are so high that it
takes the lot and house and chicken
coop to pay it, especially on the Sun
set boulevard proposition. This as
sessment district will almost surely be
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Investigate Story cf Injured Man
and Draw Their Own Conclu
sions of What Happened
Was ho held up or was he the victim
of a man who is alleged to have paid
attentions to his wife? That is the
problem detectives urd officers of the
University station worked on last
night after Phillip Alvares related a
sensational story of a lioldup and at
tack on his wife.
Alvaies said he was going to his
home when a man approached hirm at
Thirty-eighth street and Hoopor ave
nue ami ordered him to throw up his
bands. At this point, according to the
story of Alvaros, the man rushed to
ward him and struck him in the face.
His wife was with him. She inter
fered and in the struggle her dress was
torn. Alvaies admitted he did not lose
any money or valuables, but said his
wile's timely Interference prevented the
attempted robbery.
According to the detectives who In
vestigated the case Alvarea and his
wife, in company with friends, visited
Seals garden yesterday and Mrs. Alva
ras aroused the Jealousy of her hus
band by dancing a number of times
with another man, who accompanied
them on the car to their home.
When the couple alighted the per
sistent man followed them. A fight
ensued, in which Alvares received a :
Bi viiv laceration of the upper lip. His
wife went to his defense and she was j
also handled roughly.
Both went to the receiving hospital,
where Alvaies related the story of the
hoklup, in which the police place no
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