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Part ll—Pages 9 to 16
CITY GAS RATE TO
STAY AT 80 CENTS
Public Utilities Board Announces
Conclusion in Report
to Council
ONE INCREASE IS ALLOWED
Recomends Charge of $1.35 in
San Pedro, Wilmington
and Terminal Island
Gas Is to stay at 80 cents 1000 feet.
Tills is the conclusion reached by the
board of public utilities and Incor
ported In a report made by the board
to the council last night. The only ex
ception to this rate is at San Pedro,
Wilmington and Terminal island, wnere
different condltlonse prevail and where
the board recommends that a charge of
$1.35 per 1000 feet be madoV
The board finds four gas companies
supplying this commodity In different
parts of the city—the California Kdlson
company, which operates the plant that
supplies San Pedro and Wilmington;
the Economic, the Domestic and the
Los Angeles Gas and Electric corpora
tion.
In arriving at its conclusions the
board used the services of Its own en
gneer, T. B. Comstock, and called into
consultation Roderick MacKay and C.
W. Monier, gas experts. In reporting
on these four companies the utilities
board says:
"A very small plant at San Pedro has
a present output of such limited
amount as to preclude the possibility
of earning fair returns upon the neces
sary Investment at the rate of 80 cents
per 1000 cubic feet now established for
the main city. Even if the larger com
panies extended mains to this part of
the city the time required for such new
construction will make It necessary to
continue higher rates for the ensuing
year.
1 REQUESTS ADVANOK
"The company requests an advance
In the rate from $1.35 to $1.50 per 1000
cubic feet. After full consideration, In
view of all conditions, we are unable to
find justification for Immediate reduc
tion of the rate. At the same time,
wtlh the prospect of growth of business,
due attention to the facts will not, In
our opinion, warrant any increase. We
therefore recommend that the San
Pedro rate for gas remain for the year
beginning July 1. 1310, at $1.35 per 1000
cub.c feet.
"Although this company supplies but
a moderate amount of gas, and its busi
ness affairs are presented In a loose
manner, there Is a suggestion In Its
statements that Its costs of manufact
ture are low, as compared with others
. working upon an equivalent scale. But
it will be necessary to examine further
Into this question which ' could not,
under present conditions, have impor
tant effect upon rate making for the
ensuing fiscal year. > „ ■,
"This company, although working on
a" comparatively small scale heretofore,
makes reports which tally closely with
the estimates of our engineers. Their
apparent costs of manufacture are
made to appear less than those reported
by the largest company, which, it would
seem, should be able to manufacture
more cheaply. There is nothing in the
relations of the Domestic Gas company
to the public which call for differentia
tion as to rates. (
VALUATIONS LJSSS
"Our staff and committee of engineers
have presented valuations of the plant
of the r,os Angeles Gas and Klectric
corporation, which makes a total dif
ference of $2,238,233.35, or about 25 per
cent less thiin stated valuations of the
same Items by the corporation. A com
paratively small portion of this dif
ference occurs In total of services anil
Established 1889 Assets Over $2,600,000
Energy £&*
Valued at \jj*
The dollars you -save each month represent stored-up
energy—
The energy that you have put Into your every-day work.
Energy that has a definite cash value.
Energy that may easily be converted Into more dollars by placing your
savings with us," where they will earn « per cent Interest.
By our Monthly Payment Plan you may ' save any
specific amount per month you wish, and we will pay
you 6 per cent interest. There are no fines or forfeitures
should you stop payments — you have already paid
in will continue to earn 6 per cent, and you may resume
payments whenever you wish.
T. There are a number of other reasons why it will be
to your advantage to place your money with us, besides
the fact that it will earn 6 per cent instead of only 3 per
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- OFFICERS AND DIRBCTOBS
SS!^^~-—^SS^ . , w. 0. co€IIRAN, Pres. J. M. KT,rJOTT, V.-Pres.
—VVaMWKIJS"«[ I wi) WOOIAVINB, Treas. A. K. POMEKOy, V.-ITcs.
S^JSTJ6Sr—--'-i?^»iiM D. M. CUTHBKRT, Ixian C. .1. WADE, Secy.
iJufi State Tftutuat
I 223 SOUTH SPRING STREET
A^ Wedding Presents
/Jlt% ■\ such as Jewelry, silverware and other valuables
/ 33Sb¥j \ are always treasured highly by the bride and it is
/ <£/j]Fnp«j| \ a matter of wisdom to place them in our conveni
/ Si.^i^H \" ently located fire and burglar proof safe deposit
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Merchants Bank and Trust Co.
207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY
motors some or all of which may be
due to the Including of paving of all
streets In the company's estimate!.
"Street mains have been figured in
.letail, and all using tho same units as
with the Domestic Gku company. Our
estimate on street mnins is 2ti per cent
lower than that of the company. On
machinery and manufacturing appli
ances our engineers are nearly 37 per
cent lower.
"As th^ estimates arc based upon
data, carefully compiled and checked,
we have good reason to regard them an
approximately correct tor legitimate
costs. We are not fully advised as yet
on the exact import of these discrepan
cies. But, from tho analysis of earn
ings and expenses, it would appear
possible to produce gas under conditions
prevailing In Los Angeles with fair re
turns upon actual outlay at lower cost
than Is now done, and we contldently
beliovo that in another year when we
have had better opportunity to go Into
the affairs of the companies in more
detail we shall be able conscientiously
to recommend a substantial reduction
in the present rates.
"For the ensuing fiscal year, however,
In accordance with the .unanlmouß
recommendation of our engineers, and
desiring to be strictly just, we recom
mend that the rate for gas bo main
tained at 80 cents per 1000 cubic feet
for all companies operating In tho city
of Los Angeles, except the area covered
by the Southern California Edison com
pany In San Pedro, Wilmington and
Terminal inl.uiU, where we recommend
that the rate of $1.35 per 1000 cubic feet
be established for the same period."
LET LONG AND SHORT HAUL
CLAUSE STAND, SAY JOBBERS
Protest Sent to Washington by
F. P. Gregson
Formal protests against the elimi
nation of the long and short haul
clause In the present Interstate com
merce act have been forwarded to Sen
ator Flint and Congressman McLach
lan by F. P. Gregson, traffic manager
for the Associated Jobbers of Los An
geles, and by officials of various busi
ness organizations in Southern Cali
fornia. Following is the substance of
the message sent to Washington from
local business organizations:
"Kllminatlon of long and short haul
clause and adoption of amendments
extremely detrimental to entire west,
Would take from carriers the right to
make rates to Pacific terminals lower
than to interior points at their will,
which means disruption of rate making
basis to entire coast. This Jeopardizes
manufacturing and Jobbing interests,
and destroys property values which
have been built up on present basis.
Would abort purpose for which Pan
ama canal was constructed, as sea car
riers would have no incentive to make
but slightly^ lower rates than rail,
knowing that railroads could not with
out great annoyance and trouble obtain
permission to reduce rail rates to meet
sea eompetltion. We earnestly request
that everything: be done in comingl con
ference to hold present long and short
houl clause intact."
The amendments to President Taft's
bill eliminate the words "under sub
stantially .similar clauses and condi
tions." which is the saving clause
which permits the carriers to make
lower sea competitive rate to the Pa
cific coast than to intermediate points.
AUTOPSY CLEARS MYSTERY
SHROUDING MAN'S DEATH
Ulysses Howard, a patient In the
county hospital for the last two years,
died at midnight Wednesday under
such peculiar circumstances that Cor
oner Hartwell ordered a post mortem
examination to be held yesterday
afternoon. Dr. George W. Campbell
held the autopsy at the undertaking
parlor* of Bresee Brothers. He gave
tuberculosis as the cause of his death.
When Howard's wife was notified
of his death she immediately insisted
that he had poisoned himself. She
stated that he had threatened to kill
himself several times during his ill
ness.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1010.
CLEAN DEMOCRACY
SURE OF VICTORY
Party. Rid of Machine Element, Is
Vigorously Preparing for
Coming Election
CHAIRMAN ISSUES STATEMENT
Good Government Now Watch
word of the Organization
in Los Angeles
I I
INFORMATION COMPILED FROM
' STATE DIRECT PRIMARY LAWS
Registration clones for primary ,
election •'•. .July 37
iMnt day nomination papers can
be filed with county clerk July 16
Day of primary election (polls
open 6a. in.; clone 6p. iri.).. .Aug. Hi
Last day on which candidates <
may file a statement of ex
. penditures with officer author
ized to Issue certificate of
nomination and duplicate with
county recorder in the county
where the candidate resides. . .Sept. 13
Registration for general election
commences Jan. 1
Registration for general election
closes Sept. 28
County conventions must all be ■
held not later than Aug. 31
State conventions must be held
not later than Sept. 14
Independent nomination petitions
must be filed with secretary of
state not earlier than Sept. 0,
and not later than Oct. 4
Independent nomination petitions
must be filed with the county
clerk not earlier than Sept. 19,
and not later than Occt. 8
Day of general election (polls
open Ba. m.; close Bp. m.) .. .Nov. 8
County officers must file with the
county clerk a statement of re
ceipts and expenditures by can
didates not later than.... Nov. 23
"The new direct primary law, al
though it is far from the law desired
by the voters of California, because
drafted and adopted by its enemies to
prevent the enactment of a more per
fect primary law, insures the defeat of
the Southern Pacific machine and the
triumph of Democracy in the pending
election."
So declared Albert M. Norton, chair
man of the Los Angeles county Demo
cratic central committee, in a state
ment Issued to the voters of Los Ange
les yesterday.
For several weeks there has been
manifest an exceptional spirit of op
timlsm and elation at the Democratic
headquarters in Los Angeles. The
prophets of the party see in the dis
ruption of the Republican "organization
a sweeping victory for Hon. Theo
dore A. Bell, Lorln Handley and other
Democratic candidates. Kvery day,
Bays Mr. Norton, innumerable letters
are pouring into the state and county
headquarters in which the committees
and candidates are given the most
gratifying encouragement.
"The one and vitally important prob
lem which the Democrats now have to
face is to secure clean and competent
men for four offices in the county, for
none of which there is yet a suitable
candidate.
"I refer to the offices of county clerk,
county auditor, county recorder and
county assessor. These offices are
among the most important to be filled,
and to insure a clean and commendable
ticket, which is all we need to win the
election, the general committee of fif
teen appointed by the county confer
ence must busy itself at once in seeing
that the right men enter the race.
"The general committee will meet at
Levy's cafe at noon Friday, May 20,
and arrange its plans for this work.
It is extremely important that every
member of the committee be present.
We want only one man for each office,
but that man must be such as will
commend himself to every Democratic
voter in the county."
DEMOCRATIC HOPES RRIOHT
Mr. Norton's statement cites numer
ous reasons for his confidence in the
success of the Democratic ticket at the
pending election. The statement con
tinues:
"The present Democratic county or
ganization has accomplished since Aug
ust, 1908, when it assumed the control
of the Democratic party in Los Ange
les county, what the Democrats here
had been trying to accomplish for
twenty years. It has rid Itself entirely
of the hold which the Southern Pacific
political (Republican) machine former
ly had on it.
"Up to that time the anti-machine
element in the Democratic party did
not seem to be able to wiest control
from the machine forces. Contest after
contest had been waged against the
machine forces, and while sometimes a
partial victory was achieved, entire
control was not obtained.
"The organization of the Democratic
league in the early part of I<JOB was the
forerunner of the downfall of machine
control in the Democratic party of Los
Angeles county. Working unanimous
ly and with that one great purpose
harmoniously governing its members,
the Democrats of the county achieved
their first victory at the Fresno con
vention in 1908 when R. F. Goings and
Eddie Morris, two of the machine lead
ers of the Democratic party, were read
out of the party, and so completely ob
literated that they have not since dared
to show themselves at a political as
semblage. These men have practically
gone over to the machine element of
the Republicans, where they belonged.
MACHINE KNOCKKD OIT
"The good work was kept up by the
Democratic league, which later secured
control of the county convention-in
August, 1908, in Los Angeles, at which
convention no fewer than seven of the
Republican machine men were thrown
out of the convention. They, also, have
ceased to be factors in the Democracy
of our county or city.
"This work resulted in my election as
chairman of the county central com
mittee, and in connection with the ex
ecutive committee, which I appointed,
we hay© so worked in harmony that the
rest of the railroad machine element
has been completely effaced, and at the
conference held last Saturday not one
of them dared to show his face.
"Another result has been that the
machine element in our party prac
tically has been forced to go over to
the Republican machine push, where
they can be properly identified by the
voters.
"The grand final result has been that
the Democrats of good reputation and
Integrity have come forth more active
ly than ever, and ore now laboring In
cessantly and energetically for good
government principles. These men pre
viously were discouraged, and their
new-born hope has given an impetus
and proved an inspiration to our new
county organization. It is once of the
new conditions which unquestionably
insure our victory at the next election.
"Good, clean government is now the
watchword of the Democratic party in
Los Angeles. The better element of the
Democratic party, as formerly repre
sented by the Democratic league and by
the Jefferson club, are the standbys
of the present good government move
ment in this city and county. They are
responsible for the recall in this city
of former Mayor Harper. They hold
the balance of power in the city and
county elections. The better element
in the Republican party must look to
them for support if they hope to bring
about a victory for the good govern
ment forces in this county.
DEMOCRACY WJSIX ORGANIZED
"The present Democratic organization
has succeeded also in organizing in
practically every city of any size in the
county. We have political clubs In
every important town, and these clubs
can be depended on to do effective work
whenever called on to do so. Such
towns as Long Beach, Pomona, Pasa
dena, Compton, Downey and towns of
similar size and importance have Dem
ocratic organizations of a kind they
have never had in the past, and these
organizations lend very material assist
ance in conducting the campaigns of
this county. •
"I would say in closing that the Dem
ocratic party in this county has never
been in as good condition as it is at
the present time; that is, it has not had
actively working with it in the past
men of the caliber and determination
that now are taking an active interest
in the inner workings of affairs Demo
cratic. If the people of this county and
state expect to accomplish any reforms
in the line of good government they
must look toward the Democritlc par
ty, as I do not think they can hope to
accomplish much with the Republican
party on account of the strength of the
Republican machine in this county and
state.
"It behooves all good Democrats, who
really have the interest of the party at
heart, to assist in securing the best
possible candidates for our primary
ticket and general election. They must
see that only men of the highest type
are elected to run for office, and that at
least one good man comes out as a
candidate for each office to be filled."
COUNSEL MOVES DISMISSAL
OF CHARGE AGAINST ALTORRE
Attorneys representing Orlando Al
torre, the former postofflce clerk
charged with perjury, occupied the
forenoon yesterday In the United States
district court In an effort to have the
indictment set aside and the case dis
missed, their contenti.on being that the
offense charged is merely an infringe
ment of. civil service rules and not cov
ered by the statutes, a* alleged. Judge
Wellborn reserved his ruling until to
day Arguments on the admission of
certain testimony which the defense
objected to and to the examination of
several witnesses were also heard.. The
trial will be resumed this morning.
HERING, HEAD OF EAGLES,
TO BE GUEST OF DEPUTY
Frank E. Hering, grand worthy pres
ident of the Fraternal Order of Eagles,
will be in Los Angeles Thursday, May
28, according to a communication re
ceived from him yesterday by W. W.
Dodge, reputy grand president for the
state of California.
Mr. Herlng's purpose in coming to
Los Angeles is to exemplify the new
ritual, of which he is the author, and
which has been adopted by the Order
of Eagles throughout the United
States. While In Los Angeles ho will
be the guest of Mr. Dodge, who haa
planned a number of entertainments in
his honor.
PAYS FINE FOR ALLOWING
DAUGHTER TO DRIVE AUTO
Because he permitted his 15-year-old
daughter to operate his automobile
within the cit" limits, George Mitchell
was fined $5 yesterday by Police Judge
Williams on a charge of violating the
city ordinance. He paid.
Mitchell stated that he was teaching
his daughter how to operate the au
tomobile and had given her permission
to run it. He said he did so in ignor
ance of the ordinance. The ordinance
provides that no person under the age
of sixteen years shall be allowed to
operate an automobile within the city
limits.
ASK FEDERAL HEALTH BUREAU
Following a vote of the membership,
Dr. George H. Kress, secretary of the
Los Angeles County Medical associa
tion, hiis written letters to the United
States senators from California and to
Congressman McLaehlan, asking them
to support the Owens hill which pro
videa for the creation of a federal de
partment of health, to be in charge of
a secretary of health, who shall be a
cabinet officer. None of the three men
addressed, it is said, has pledged his
support to the measure an yet, though
none has declared against It.
SHOT CHILD IMPROVING
Howard Hughes, 3 years old, who
was accidentally shot by his father,
Robert Q. Hughes, superintendent of
the Whittier irrigation plant, Wednes
day night, was removed to his home,
1412 Rich street, yesterday. His condi
tion is reported as being much im
proved. The father was examining a
revolver and, thinking it was not
loaded, pulled the trigger. The bullet
barely missed penetrating the boy's
abdomen.
TWO GAMBLERS FINED
L D Cole and Claud Hetsel were
arrested yesterday morning' while
■hooting craps in Center* place, between
Fifth and Sixth streets. They were
taken to central police headquarters
and later taken before Jud^e Wil
liams, who fined them $15 each. Cole
paid the fine, but Hetsel, unable to
raise the money, must servo fifteen
days in the county jail.
MOTORCYCLISTS FINED
For failure to have a speedometer on
his motorcycle, G. W. Brown was
given a suspended sentence of fifty
days yesterday by Police Judge Wil
liams. He was arrested by Officers Coe
and Gardner. A. W. Beesemyer and
J. Ryley were fined $25 each on a
charge of exceeding the speed limit.
MIRANDA'S TRIAL TODAY
Juan Miranda, the Mexican charged
with the murder of Cenon Robles on
January 18, in a shack on San Pedro
street, will be tried in Judge Davis'
court this morning.
U. S. Solon Who May Have
to Defend Senatorial Seat
DEFENSE OF BALLINGER
GETS PILES IN TROUBLE
'Prosecution' Seeks Investigation
of How Washington Senator
Secured His Seat
(Special to TJ>» Herald)
WASHINGTON, May 19.—Senator
Samuel H. Piles of Washing-ton, who
injected himself Into the Pinchot-Bal
llnger investigation as "the friend from
home" and particular champion of Sec
retary Ballinger, is likely to himself
become involved in an investigation us
the result of his activities. When Piles
came to the front as a man from Bal
linger's own state and testified for hts
friend. Attorney Brandcis, for the
"prosecution," demanded that Informa
tion be admitted telling how Mr. Piles
was elected to the senate, find plainly
Intimated that the Morgan-Guggenheim
syndicate was not only backing Mr.
Ballinger but had also secured Senator
Piles his seat. The Investigating com
mittee refused to make further inquiry
along this line, but paid no attention to
Senator Root's demand that Brandeis'
remarks regarding Piles be removed
from the records. Since then the
Pinehot-Olavis following have made no
secret that they are busily backtrack
ing the circumstances of Piles' election
to the senate and have freely intimated
that Senator Ijorimer of Illinois may
have company in a. senate investigation
on how he was elected to that body.
The matter has created a sensation in
Piles' home state and there is no ques
tion but that an attempt is being made
there to stir up a hornets' nest for the
senator.
Senator Piles himself evidently does
not relish the turn affairs have taken,
and on a question of personal privilege
addressed the senate and denounced
Brandeis' remarks as a fabrication.
PATRICK'S HEARING IS
POSTPONED TO MAY 27
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
Police Judge Williams, was continued
until May 27 at 4 o'clock. Patrick Is
in the city jail in default of $1500
bail.
ACCUSED SWINDLER HELD
H. D. Allen, the young musician who
was arrested In San Diego on a com
plaint charging him with having de
frauded the Hotel Lelghton In this city
out of $25 by means of a worthless
check, and brought back to Log An
geles, was arraigned before Police
Judge Williams yesterday. His pre
liminary hearing was set for this after
noon at 11 o'clock, He was unable to
furnish $1500 ball. Allen was ar
rested in San Diego at the Pickwick
theater, where he was working as the
leader of a Hungarian orchestra com
posed of women musicians.
11
SUES FOR AUTO DAMAGE
D. K. Ferguson, proprietor of the
Mission garage, appeared i" Justice
Bummerfleld'B court yesterday after
noon and testified in the civil action
brought by him against Andrew V.
Meule, from whom lie seeks damages
in the sum of $117.20, alleging that he
rented a Winton car to the defendant
and that while the machine was in his
possession it was damaged to the ex
tent of $108.85. The remainder of the
amount sued for is wanted for the lure
of the auto. The court reserved a de
cision in the matter until this after
noon.
DELIRIOUS; ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
Raymond Orega, charged with petty
larceny, who was taken to the county
hospital trom the city jail for medical
treatment several days ago, became
delirloua early yesterday morning and
attempted to commit suicide by cutting
his throat with a pice of glass from
a broken water bottle. He was dis
covered by a patient, who summoned a
nurse Oresa was removed to another
room and placed under a guard. He
will recover.
Verdugo Canyon Land Co.
Us* Junt Imiipil tb« Moil Brsutlfnl and Ar
Untie Illuitratfd Booklet ever publlibed b
Cx>* Aoi;ele«. Call or (end for o»e.
JNO. A. PIRTLE
SENATOR S. H. PILES
SEEK OPIUM SMUGGLERS
IN SANTA MONICA HILLS
Rumors of Contraband Traffic
Revived by Story Told
by Detective
SANTA MONICA, May 19.—Rumors
of the presence in Santa Monica moun
tains of opium smugglers were revived
today when it was announced that de
tectives presumably in the employ of
the United States Internal revenue ser
vice are active in this vicinity. A
fisherman, said to be connected with
the outfit added fuel to the reports
when he told of having gone to sea in
a fishing launch recently to pick up
several cans of the valuable drug sus
pended in a net in a secret place.
Will Brighton, former policeman at
the Soldiers' home, told of having been
on the trail of the smuggles in the
mountains near the Malibu ranch for
three weeks. Brighton is a detective,
said to represent the revenue service.
A gang of opium smugglers was
known to have had a rendezvous in the
mountains several years ago, hut they
were frightened away when an effort
was made by the government officers
to capture them. Their plan of opera
tion is said to be such that it is difficult
to apprehend them. The opium is sup-
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Editorial Section
SUES FOR HALF OF
$1,000,000 ESTATE
Dr. W. Le Moyne Wills Begins
Action Against Sister.
Alleges Prejudice
COMPROMISE PROPOSALS FAIL
Plaintiff Says His Purchase of
Saloon Property Made
Mother Cut Him Off
Dr. W. LeMoyne Wills began an
action in Judge Wilbur's court yester
day against his sister, Miss Madeline
Frances Wills, for an equal division of
property deeded to her by their mother,
Mrs. Charlotte L. Wills, on the ground
that his father, who died in 1891, left a
will declaring the property should be
left equally between his two children.
By the terms of the will of the late
Mr?. Wills, her son was given only an
income of $100 a month from the estate,
which was estimated to be worth a mil
lion at the time of the father's death.
The father's will directed the mother
to take charge of the property and at
her death divide it equally between tho
two children.
According to Dr. Wills, his mother
and sister became angry with him when
he invested money in property at First
and Loa Angeles streets, on which a
saloon was located.
In view of their objections to his
owning a saloon, the plaintiff declares
he was not given his share of the prop
erty and that the mother deeded valu
able property to her daughter before
her death, leaving the remainder to her
by a will.
The case had been postponed from
time to time In the hope of a com
promise. Probably more than a week
will be required to hear the case. Some
of the papers exhibited in the action
date back to the year 1800, in connection
with property held by the Wills family
in Alleghany county, Pa.
LOSES CASH AND JEWELRY;
ACCUSES HIS ROOM MATE
Alfred O. Halstead of the Newport
hotel, Los Angeles and Fourth streets,
reported to the police that $25 in cash,
a money order for a similar amount, a
pair of cuff buttons and a diamond
pin were stolen from his room Wednes
day night. His roommate, Al Koke,
was missing the next morning and
complaint for grand larcery was is
sued against Koke.
Mrs. J. I. Finnan, a guest at the
Natick house, reported that her room
was entered some time Wednesday
night and a quantity of jewelry stolen.
MAIL CARRIER RELEASED
Fred L. Stevens, a Pasadena mall
carrier arrested recently on an aban
donment charge, was released by Jus
tice Ling yesterday afternoon.
posed to be oast overboard from freight
ers hailing- from oriental ports. An ac
curate schedule of their time of arrival
is kept by the smugglers, and when the
proper signal is received from the ves
sels small fishing launches hasten to
th? rescue of the. nets and their precious
contents. The stuff is then hurried to
market, where there is a constant de
mo ml for it at a fair price.

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