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Friends of Municipal Decency to
Form Clubs in All Parts
of the City
Redistricting Municipality Causes
General Reorganization
of Voters
The following meetings will be held by
the Good Government force* of lx>» An
geleg for the purpose of organizing club*
and reorganizing old precincts, at 8
o'clock tonight. All who reside In the
precincts designated, and are interested
in good government, are Invited to be
Moss meeting In chnrch at Thirty
seventh and Naomi streets, under aus
pices of Good Government club of new
precinct 214, J. B. Holley presiding. An
Interesting program arranged, and coun
cllmanlc candidate* will address meet
A large club, embracing the new pre
cincts of th« old Fifth ward, will be
formed tonight tinder the direction of
Dr. K. M. Butler at a meeting of good
government adherents to be held at the
real estate offices of Kuck & Golden,
8121 South Vermont avenue. All the old
clubs In these precinct* will be organized
Into the new club.
A club will be organized in new pre
cinct 8 at the home of Norman It. Wor
ley, 2129% North Broadway, B. TV. Bey
nolds presiding.
"Never In the history of the Good
Government organization of Los Ange
les has it been bo thoroughly organized
or so strong numerically as it is now."
Such was the statement made by the
secretary of the organization at 318 Fay
building, yesterday.
"We are organizing and reorganiz
ing in scores of precincts," said the
secretary, "and are meeting with en
couragement in every section of the
city and county.
"As an example of the encourage
ment we are receiving, the organization
has just received a letter from Attorney
Herbert M. Haskell of Long Beach, in
which Mr. Haskell sends us a check for
one year's dues and says: 'This organ
ization should have the hearty finan
cial support of every good citizen of
Los Angeles county. It should be both
a privilege and an investment to co
operate for better government.' "
The Good Government organization
last night formed a big new club in
new precinct 189. The meeting was
held at the home of R. M. Steele, 519
Wist Forty-second street, and was pre
sided over by R. M. Steele, Jr., and C.
B. stubblenVld. The meeting was large
ly attended, and much interest was
manifested in the pending counoilmanic
i ampalgn.
The cluba in old precinct 15 will be
i ganlzed along the lines of new
precinct -'j at a meeting to be held at
the home of Lutelius Lindley, 2173
Duane street, Thursday night at 8
o'l lock, May 26.
Old precinct 104 will also be reor
g-arized along the lines of new precinct
197 at a meeting to be held at the real
estate offices of J. Frank Ware, 4901
Moneta avenue, Wednesday night at !>
o'clock. May 2fj.
A club also will bo organized in new
precinct 8 by R. W. Reynolds at the
residence of Norman B. Worley, 2129H
North Broadway, at 8 o'clock tonight.
Saturday night next a club will be
organized at Downey, which city so far
lias had no Good Government organiza-
tion. The citizens of Downey, however,
have manifested such interest in the
matter and are bo eager to form a club
Immediately that one of the officials
from the I^os Angeles central organiza
tion will go to Downey Saturday and
help form the club. It is promised that
the club will be chartered with a large
membership. The meeting at Downey
will be held at Manning's hall at 7:45
o'clock next Saturday night.
The meting which will be held at the
church at Thirty-seventh and Naomi
streets, under the auspices of tho Good
(Government club of new precinct 214,
■will be one of the most interesting so
far held. J. B. Holley will preside at
this meeting and George H. Stewart
nnd Frederick J. Whirfen, Good Gov
ernment candidates for the city coun
cil, with several others, will deliver
addresses. Aside from the speech mak
ing, it is planned to make this mass
meeting something Of a rally, and an
interesting program has been ar
Miss Edith Jordan, daughter of Presi
dent David Starr Jordan of Stanford
university, will present the cup to the
winner of the debate between the Los
Angeles and Pasadena high school de
bating learns for the championship of
Southern California, in the auditorium
of riie polytechnic hig-h .school this
Leltoy Edwards, who was to have
presented the trophy to the winning
school, will not be in the city this even
ing, and lor this reason Miss Jordan
has been asked to make the presenta
Kemper M. Campbell, secretary of
the Lob Angeles Lincoln-Roosevelt Re
publican league, last night attended an
Important meeting of the Long Beach
league, held in Coughlan hall, First
and Pine street*, Long liuaeh, at which
plans were decided for the complete
organization of the forces for the coun
ampalgn. Mr. Campbell reports
that the league is stronger at Long
Beach than it has ever born and the
feeling there ia decidedly in favor of
John S. McGroarty, editor of the West
Coast magazine, will deliver an ad
dress on "The Democratic Party" at
the next weekly dinner of the Jeffer
■on club, to be held at the Hollenbeek
hotel Saturday noon, May 21. Mr. Mc-
Oroarty was to have delivered his ad
dress last Saturady, but the meeting
was postponed on account of the Dem
ocratlo county conference, which i
ultated the absence of the club mem
bers from the luncheon.
News of the Courts
Judges, Sheriffs. Attorneys, Abe
Ruef and Others Named
in the Suit
John Lapique, sentenced to servo ton
years in prison by former Judge Jami
son of the superior court, and who was
freed by a reversal of the jury's de
cision by the appellate court after he
had spent about fifteen months in jail,
filed suit for $50,000 damages In the su
perior court yesterday against Judge
Charles Monroe, former Judge Jami
son, District Attorney Fredericks, Sher
iff Hammel Abraham Ruef, and a host
of others he alleges conspired to prose
cute him maliciously.
Lapique Is the Frenchman who acted
as his own attorney and has figured
frequently in court proceedings. At one
time he filed a suit lor $200,000 damage
snsuinst former Mayor Sohmitz and
Abe Ruef of San Francisco for mali
eause of the wholesale collection of
has aroused considerable comment be
caus eof the wholesale collection of
defendants he has named in his latest
He was charged with obtaining
money by false pretenses in 1907 in
connection with options on land which
he alleged he secured from Marie nnd
Richard Corcoran on property in the
Corcoran tract. Ho was found guilty
and sentenced to ten years in prison.
Jurists and attorneys who blocked his
efforts for freedom by the habeas cor
pus route have been remembered and
are named in the complaint.
The list of defendants in the suit
filed yesterday Is as follows:
Judge Charles Monroe. W. H. Jami
son, the Franco-American Hanking
company, Jeane Dorce, Qiulaume Des
sens, Jacque Dessens, L. P. Collotte,
Aubln Folx Louis Sentous, jr., Cam
nillle Sentous, Abraham Ruef. P. A.
Bergerot, Lizzie Sheehan, Richard Cor
coran, Marie Corcoran, Clovis Peres,
John D. Fredericks. Frank W. Blair,
E. J. Fleming, P. S. Michelson, Dun
Crowley, William A. Hammel I. H.
Brown, T. Colvllle, J. J. Henry,
Charles G. Kes-e*. H. J. Butterworth,
T. J. K. McCoven, H. H. Heath, Na
tional Surety company, Lillian 11.
Hammel, John Doe, Mary Doe and
numerous others.
In his complaint, the plaintiff charges
former Judge Jamison with "forging"
his instructions to the Jurors who
found him guilty of the charge of ob
taining money by false pretenses.
A civil complaint was filed with the
clerk of the United Ptates circuit court
yesterday in whlc)h the National
Surety company and John Nelson, a
contractor, are made defendants. Ac
cording to the complaint Nelson se
cured the contract to erect an addition
to the Pacific branch of the National
Homo for Disabled Soldiers and also
contracted to furnish materials for the
• rcction of the same. It is further al
leged that the surety company, by
reason of an agreement with the con
tractor, guaranteed to make full pay
ment for the materials and labor
necessary to build the addition in case
Nelson did not do so.
F. R. Boag, a plumbing contractor,
claims to have installed plumbing ap
pliances for Nelson and seeks redress
for the same in the sum of $678.50.
Hnag claims that Xelsnn and the surety
company have refused to remunerate
him, therefor he brought suit.
J. R. Ramirez was one of the princi
pal witnesses In the United States cir
cuit court yesterday in the case through
which the United States seeks to open
roads on the llalibu ranch to public
use. The witness is the son of the late
Juan M. Ramirez, purchaser of the
land from the heirs of Tiburcio Tapia,
who came into possession of it through
a grant from the Spanish government
in 1804. The father of the witness lost
ownership of tho land in a law suit
Which involved the sum of $60,000. The
suit was tried in this county many
years ago.
Frank V. Hull, a resident of this
city, testified that employes on the
ranch had attempted to restrain him
from crossing the property. J. S. Hous
ton, a rancher of Fullerton, testiied to
the condition of the roads when he had
occasion to traverse thorn in 1893.
Delila Rozzell secured annulment of
her marriage to L. W. Rozzell In Judge
Hutton's court yesterday on trie ground
that she has another husband living,
whom she believed to have died in the
Philippines several years ago.
She married G. V. Chamblisa in Okla
homa in 1892 and when the war broke
out he went to the islands to fight
(or Uncle .Sam. She never heard from
him again, except a report that he had
been killed, and she married Rozzell at
Fort Worth. Texas, in 1906,
When was In the postoffice some
months ago securing her mail, she tes
tified, she suddenly came face to f ICI
with her former husband and the meet-
Ing gave her quite a shock, tier former
husband greeted her pleasantly and
visited her tor B few hours and then
left for Texas, she said, and since then
she had not heard from him.
Anna F. De Frees, who is said to
have been the first woman born In the
town Of Anaheim, which was named
after her when Incorporated, sei ured an
Interlocutary decree of divorce in Judge
Hutton's court yesterday from John
]). De Frees on the ground of desertion.
Divorces were also granted to Grace
1,. Johnson from Samuel Johmon for
cruelty and non-support: James 10. '
Hall from Laura A. Hall for dysertlon,
and Irene C'ady from George C. Cady
for cruelty.
Threatened litigation in the Gulllermo
Andrade estate was averted in Judge
Rives' court yesterday when P. A.
Hartman withdrew his resignation as
executor and consented at the request
and with the cmsenteof the heirs to
retain the trust. Mrs. Guadalupe
Blinn, widow of the dei i dent, had a
petition on rile to be appointed ad
inini.-tratrix, but she withdrew it.
Hartman's accounts to date show a
balance on hand of JlOii.J^ij
Frenzied Financier Saves $1000
at Cost of $10,000
M. L. Bellus secured judgment for
$10,000 in Judge Conrey's court yester
day against I>. I* Peters in an action
for that amount in connection with
the purchase of the gas plant at
The plaint iff alleged that he and D. L.
Peters, with Attorney John W. Kemp,
had purchased the plant at what
the plaintiff thought was a cost
of $28,500. Peters, l.c said, was
to put only $lin>o in the purchase.
in view of the fact thnt he had an
option on the plant. Later when the
first payments were made and 40,000
shares of stock had been issued to the
three, he discovered that Peters had
arranged to pay $27.f>00 for the plant
and had $1000 returned to him, which
he used as his portion of the payment.
On learning this, Bellus, who had
been assslgned Kemp's share in the
plant, brought an action against Peters
f r the recovery of his 40,000 shares on
the ground that as he had placed no
money in the investment he was not
entitled to become a shareholder. He
fixed the value of the defendant's stock
at $10,000, and Judge Conrey awarded
him this amount on hearing the case.
Error Gets Him New Trial, and
His Release Follows
A. Schultz. arrested on a charge of
failing to provide the necessaries of
life for his wife and children, and
who was bound over to the superior
court by Justice Summerfield Tuesday,
is now at liberty. He owes his free
dom to an error made by the court and
prosecuting attorney in holding his pre
liminary examination Tuesday morning
instead of Tuesday afternoon.
After being taken back to his cell
Tuesday, Schulta became worried over
his affairs nnd sent for an attorney.
The latter ascertained that an error
had been made in not holding the pre
liminary at the time set during the
arraignment. He demanded another
examination for his client. The demand
was acceded to by the court and after
hearing testimony yesterday, Justice
Summerfield gave Schultz his liberty
on condition that he supports his fam
ily and abstains from using liquor.
Otto Goldsmith, former postoffice em
ploye, who gave himself up to W. H.
Harrison recently with the request that
he be arrested for stealing a box of
matches, was adjudged insane in Judge
Bordwell's court yesterday. Evidence
was introduced to show that ho had
been declared insane in Germany sev
eral years ago.
United States officials will take hold
of the case, and if they find that Gold
smith was insane when he entered this
country he will be deported. The im
migration authorities have secured in
formation that he is not a naturalized
An order requesting him to take at
least two baths a week is one of the
provisions on which Judge Wilbur
placed John Herman, aged 10 years, on
probation, yesterday.
The youngster was brought into
court by a truant officer, who alleged
that he had played truant from school
fur about seventy-five days on a
stretch, following repeated truancies.
He was placed on probation with the
understanding that he must go to
school. The boy is one of a family of
about eleven children and his unkempt
appearance led the court to make pro
visions for his keeping clean.
Divorce suits were Hied in the superi
or court yesterday as follows: Ada B.
Christie vs. James E. Christie, Aury S.
li usted vs. Jennie M. Husted, Edward
O. Flood vs. Florence Flood, James M.
Pearson vs. Gertrude F. Pearson.
Lying on the floor of the kitchen of
his house at 1619 May avenue, the body
of Prank P. Tomkins, a retired army
officer, 36 years old, was found yester
day afternoon by his mother, who had
returned to the house after being ab
sent a few minutes. He was apparently
well when she left thu house, .she stated
yesterday evening.
Dr. Charles G. Dawley was sum
moned, and upon his arrival at the
house pronounced Tomkins dead. Cor
oner Hartwell was notified of the death
and the body was removed to the un-
I dertaking parlors of Pierce brothers.
Tomkins had been confined to his
home lately with a complication of dis
eases, but during the last few days
had appeared to be in a better condi
Vs there was no apparent cause for
hk« death it was thought that he had
committed suicide in a fit of despond
ency over his ill-health.
An autopsy was ordered by Coroner
Hartwell and held yesterday afternoon
at 5 o'clock by Dr. George W. Camp
bell, After making a thorough exam
ination of the body for poisonous sub-
I stances of any kind, Dr. Campbell pro
nounced Tomkins' death due to a num
ber of diseases, Dr. Campbell will
make another examination of tiie body
this morning.
Tomkins had been married three
times He was divorced twice and was
living with his third wife, to whom lie
had been married two months, Mrs.
Tomkins is said to be working as a
cashier in a downtown moving picture
| show.
Tomkins is also survived by two chil
dren one a boy 10 years old and the
other a girl 12 years old, who are living
in the ea.st.
No funeral arrangements have yet
been made. _
The Lake Shore-New York Central
lines have issued a unique and more
than ordinary useful blotter which not
only effectively calls attention to the
twelve trains operated daily over these
lines from Chicago to New York and
i: ton, mit this blotter also combines
a ride, which will be found serviceable
for accurately measuring spaces in
drawing: up preliminary forms for wta
titi ai statement!, etc
Municipal Affairs
Commission Officially Commends
Former Acting Chief for Abil
ity—Makes Brief Speech
{ A resolution declaring that John G.
Todd, for a time fire chief, but now
back at his position as battalion chief,
was all right and that the commission
had nothing against him, was adopted
by the fire < --nmission and spread on
the records of that body yesterday
morning. Todd asked the commission
to do this and the commission was;
glad to accommodate him, for he really
stands high in the estimation of the
"I want to make a speech," said Todd
Just before the commission adjourned >
yesterday morning. "It is my first of
fense in that line, but I have re
hearsed it pretty well and believe I j
can get through without falling down.
"When A. J. Bley was appointed
chief by this body last week one of
th»> npwumTwrs said that T hnd been
tried out as a chief and been found
wanting. That hurts pretty bad. While
acting as chief I did the best I could,
and if I go back to the position of I
battalion chief without some expres- 1
sion from this commission I do so sort
of disgraced. If I have done well I
wish the commission would say so.
The commission did say so and said j
it as if it meant it, too. It did not ;
say that Eley was not a better _ man :
for the place than Todd. but Todd was |
satisfied with what was said and can j
go back to his former position in good
standing. _
Commission Exonerates Him and
Considers Charge Trivial
Charge! against A. J. Eley, the new
chief of the fire department, that he
did not pay his bills promptly were
dismissed by the fire commission yes
terday morning-.
Mrs F. L. LeCount submitted a
statement to the commission tending
to show that Eley ow«d her $92, the
balance on a note, but Eley produced
an agreement signed by Mrs. LeCount s
attorney in it was shown that
he was to pay the account $8 a month
■tnd he produced receipts to show that
he had kept up his payments.
Commissioners Hawley and Robin
son were incensed that charges should
have been preferred on such trivial
evidence and accused Mrs. LeCounfs
representative of filing them lust to |
embarrass Bley and affect the decision
of the commission in selecting him as
fire chief.
No more fancy coal for engine com
pany No 11 The fire commission yes
terday ordered this engine company to
burn soft coal like the rest of the en
gine companies. No. 11 is on West
Seventh street, in the fashionable
Westlake district, and the residents
there had been much annoyed by the
soft coal To soothe them a former
commission gave this engine company
the privilege of burning expensive hard
coal, but the commission yesterday or
dered this stopped, as it could see no
reason why that particular engine
house should be especially favored.
Final ordinance for the widening of
First street from Boyle avenue to 250
feet east, was adopted by the council
yesterday. As soon as the money is
paid in to pay for the cost of the wid
ening, proceedings will be begun to
pave the street.
On account of the inability of several
of the commissioners to attend the
meeitng of the police commission
called for next Tuesday night it will
be Held Wednesday nit?ht instead. No
meeting will be held Monday night.
The San Pedro Lumber company has
petitioned the city council for a spur
track franchise off the San Pedro nar
row gauge on Vermont avenue north of
Sixty-first street.
During San Bernardino centennial
week trolley oars will run every hour
to the Sprint;.-! hot'M.
The Use of Puritas Distilled Wa
ter Goes Far Toward Main
taining a Healthful Con
dition of the System
Hundreds of Los Angeles physicians
themaelves drink I'uritas Distilled Water
and use it in their praotloi .
Practically all the leading Los Angeles
hospitals an> regular l'uritas üßers. And so
are many druggists who require water that
i 3 absolutely pure for prescription work.
The very fact that l'uritas Distilled Water
is thus uaed Indicates that those who know
recognise Its value.
Hut merely as a matter of common nenflo,
everybody who thinks about the question
must realise that pure water is a health es
•entlal—as necessary to maintain health as
[a pure, wholesome food.
]'ure water la "soft" water. It keeps the
■ystem sweet and clean. Our «lty water in
yhard" water, containing considerable
amounts of mineral matter. These beoome
deposited In the body, causing kidney and
rheumatic troubles.
The common sense plan is to drink Purl
Irs. and plenty of it. jf/ou may he absolutely
sure of ItH uniform purity—every demijohn,
all the time.
Puritan is distilled twice and aerated with
pure osone. We bottle It In clean glusa demi
johns. This work la »<j carefully done that
the water reaches you with all Ha whole
aome purity intiu'l.
Puritan Is Inexpensive '< gallons costs
but ■!"<■. delivered within the oiit city bound
ary lines. .\t points beyond tins the price la
■ tntle more, owing '" 'he long haul,
lar l'uritas customers purchase ' coupon
books, thereby materially reducing the ex
win n v.'v telephone ask us about them
Home 1006S; Sunset Main 8191. Loa Angelei
Ice and Cold Storage Co.
$1 \*ftHfffflf[?f BCWK49itf*^6ttCADWAYCM. IOSAMO£L£S Half
Spllll Silk -Dresses
Jilfe In a Wonder Billii
jmM*Bm Ckarance vo.jo
Wk Marked $10 to $15
Out-of-the-ordinary trade conditions make it possible for us to
vW!yv±£te3Lor*!*' offer these splendid silk dresses in one of the biggest Friday bar
y^^i»r^P?HpV 2 gain sales of the season at $6.95.
If |l Vis These are dresses of foulards, taffeta silks, messalines and
J^ir si II \i mercerized pongees, in blal-k, blue, tan, gray, green, rose and
Ij^^ O. j% 11 M other desirable shades. Some are mussed or otherwise damaged.
\ *F/£ 'I \ rjk But you'll agree with us. that they are unusual values. Friday
i^ 4* \\^Si^ at $6>95>
\ I J>4lal^(ila\ $6.50 to $7.50 d* tf Wonderful ast/i
j\ I llllltil v\ Capes of Broadcloth *P *J Bargains Friday v/t>/C
TNv* 1 I 1 ATM I I\\\ Materials are all-wool broadcloths Blight imperfections are the main
/JvvV 1 II 1 \A 1 I l\\\ x-, „ , reason why we offer these waists.
//\Vv 1 I I \SL\I \\\\ »n blue ' tan ' cardinal, gray, rose Rt ;sucrua! price. Borne arc mussed.
J£ V 'ii l iji 1 Vfiisil II \\ and Copenhagen. No blacks. Clev- Lingerie models, trimmed with Val.
V 1 1 WAf^l \\ U erly trimmed with braids and hut- laces or embroidery; also tailored
>KS '\ «li I k^l\l l\ v tons- Noto tho values—toda * 5- «:iists
m\\\ Mffl-MPiwash suits.... $3.95 Wash Coats -- VH'.z'O
\ ' 11 rlF^ from suits of Mnen or linen- KmiTodtu.^m^led,ll^
CA WTW^ll^Sr' ette- the rormer ln wnlte on'5 r- otn " course, but they will launder. Full
\\ iS^^'^vu. ers in pink and tan. Big Friday and three-quarter models. Today
/"n , clearance at $3.95. $4.95-. •
Five Dozen Js/> -c> Short Percale fy s: Panama A^ /§ It
Wrappers at £OC Kimonos JL\)C Skirts «p j£r m O
While these last you may take your Made of dark colored percales. These are pleated models. Come In
choice for 73c. Loose-fitting styles, in Persian and flowered pat- black and desirable colors. Some
finish^brlir Chofce o^black, blue terns. % sleeves; belted back, plain tailored; some trimmed. Bar
and cardinal. Today 73c. "" Friday clearance, choice 26c. gain Friday price $2.45. '.','>
29c Fancy Sugars and Creams 18c Pair
The illustration shows the identical style of these pretty fancy china sugars /^jPiIPN.•••.
and creams. When we say they are regular 29c values you will realize how If(g^t^«u^S''/
-early it will be necessary for you to come if you are to secure these values at, f/1 "i^^kSg^isr--^ —"}^~>v
6 Cups and Jf* Bell Shaped Uimi^Ww^fMwrW
Saucers for 4OC Hammer JIOC l?^^^«>;'\ak™|J|(bw
These are white, semi-porcelain ware Ordinarily you'd pay 35c. Good, »übstun- >^ »SS-S^"*'^^SiSriS
and are perfect. Today, 6 for 45c. »£ J™^^, AS Is ,, CHINA ol)1 , AM) ENDS
rORCKI-AIN FRITT fyQn ?P. IPL EN. 8 > Ka''h -/;'•• ,' "V." V" m 9 Most useful pieces of china, which are
and BKKKY SETS '£VC :o '= to •> '■'• extension and 18 In. nlgn. ill Kheljr shipped, damaged or odd pieces.
Start the season by keeping out the flies. »,„..,.,.,i Tor today at lc 2c 3c 6c and UP
English porcelain. Sir small dishes and No phone or ma n orders. 250 each. Sold "As Is."
one large to match, 29c. LONG HANDLE «»_ ' , , r> i •
inn-Kits for *>c Asbestos Baking p* _,
CniXESK SHIRT fif Gray enamelware. Limit of 3to a custo- _. •* Tf*
WAIST IRONS &*>l* mcr No phone orders. Each 6c. OneetS .... *-* \*
Regular BOc values. The long handled <^Ss«_ 13 Birll3i put up in carton ' 9*" •'"•
styles that reach the farthest corners. !^^^^^S"!-«^y'<rCSs T°day" >»>ok Be. '
f— iinii — —^ai i^ its tierman china sets, nicely decorated and
<(«S=W>- , gold edged; 60 pieces today for 18.45.
J[ "WTTE have money to loan to conserva-
fuv yy tive borrowers whose business jus- £
tiftes the accommodation. We have ||k
J^ every facility for quick and accurate service »
mi and the convenient dispatch of business.
®|||. We appreciate the business of our customers jf
and repay them in safety, service and the m^
jF personal attention of our officers to the de- k
xL tails of business entrusted to their care.
J^ /<^^^K This is the bank in
m m tey§^«Mm/.^ to be given as a prize ®mX
m& \^gd^F Contest.
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