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Sixteen Pretty Girls Giving Maypole Dance at Picnic of the Illinois Society aP^s •■.:.*'. 5 w * i ■ "*^^4S xf^ v „ * tvn 1'1 ' **»«, «yrfS' «■ ' M'^Uflßi^9^l ILLINOISANS FETE AT EASTLAKE PARK Former 'Suckers' Bask in Califor nia Sunshine and Renew Old Friendships UNCLE JOE SENDS REGRETS Czar Cannon Forwards Greeting to one-7ime Subjects. Beveridge Mourned Fully 20,000 natives of Illinois par ticipated in the second annual picnic of the Southern California Illinois asso clation held at Eastlake park yester day. Every part of tho park wits thronged with merrymakers from the Prairie state, and many persona met old friends whom they had not seen since leaving their far away homes to to ' Jallfornia. At 8 o'clock in the morning picnickers had already put In an appearance at the park, and the chairmen of all the Illinois county organizations opened I quarters in order to allow Illinols ans who had not become members of the order t.i join. The association had 7000 members up to yesterday morning, but all through tho day the registra tion clerks were kept busy, and it is estimated that at least 1000 applica tions for membership were received. From 9 a. m. until the noon hour sports and games were participated in by young and old. Representatives of various Illinois counties let good na. tured rivalry rule between them in dif ferent contests. At noon selections were rendered by the band and lunch eon was partaken of on the lawn. In the afternoon the program was re sumed with the "Children's May Pole Dance," in which sixteen girls, dressed in spotless white, took part. Mrs. E. M. Hurt, Vice president of the Ladies' auxiliary to the association, was in charge of the dancers, and was assisted In drilling: them by Miss Loie Hall and Miss Emma McMeekin. Cim-DIUSN IN MAY DANCE The children who participated in the dance were Helen Landrum, Frances Ashton, Jessie Peck, Geneva Gordon, Rita Peardon, Lois Byron, Vera Pear don, Ora Pratt, Alta Crlsler, Madalen Bansinena, Marian Sansinena, Mary "Williams, Frances May, Elizabeth Balzer, Helen Bird and Grace Teed. ' Following the dance speeches were delivered by Charles L. Logan of White *side county. Judge Leon F. Moss of Fulton county, Capt. Thomas J. Shea of Cook county, Paul McCormick of Cook county, President G. K. Barrere of Fulton county and F. W. Blair of Cook county. Capt. Thomas J. Shea spoke On the "G. A. R. Boys of Illinois." G. K. Barrere, president of the Southern Cal ifornia Illinois association, delivered an address in behalf of the association and spoke on the place that natives of Illinois are taking- in California. F. W. Blair talked us representative of the Illinois club. When the first speaker stepped for ward each person's thoughts were on the death of Governor Beveridge of Il linois, who passed away last month. Governor i levi ridge attended the last gathering of the association and was to have been speaker of the day at yes terday's celebration. TEua htoiuj:s OF Lincoln Mrs. Lucy M. Bennett, residing at 554 Vertene drive, Los Angeles, was the center of interest when she appeared on the grounds attired in an old-fash ioned dress, the material of which was purchased in 1836 from Abraham Lin coln when he conducted a general mer chandise store in Salem, 111., near Petersburg. Mrs. Bennett is 60 years of age, and stated that her father bought the dress goods and a pair of spectacles, which she also wore yes terday, from Lincoln when his tore was the principal one in Balem, Mrs. Bennett told many stories concerning "1 i"i; . ■ Abe" during the time he was a Salem storekeeper. Next the large and good-natured as semblage Joined in singing the state song, "Illinois," to the air of "Baby Mine." The song follows: By thy rivers gently Hawing, Illinois, Illinois, O'er thy prairies vei lanl rrowtnv, Illinois, Illinois, Com an ec.o on the breeze, Rustling through th» leafy troiss, And Us mellow tones are thcao, Illinois, Illinois, And its mellow tones are these, Illinois, From a wilderness of prairies, Illinois, Illinois, Straight thy way ami never vnric-i, Illinois, Illinois, Till upon the Inland ii .i, Stands thy great commercial tree. Turning all th» v>rld to thee, Illinois, Illinois, Turning nil tho world to thee, Illinois. When you heard your country calling, Illinois, Illinois, Where the shot and shell were falling:, Illlnrls, Illinois, When the "Southern Host" withdrew, Pitting Gray against the Blue, There wore none more brave than you, IlllnolH, Illinois. There were none more brave than you, Illinois. Not without thy wondrous story, Illinois. Illinois, Can be writ the nation's glory, Illinois, lUli On tho record of thy years. Ab'ram Lincoln's name appears, Grant and Lnj^an, and our tears Illinois, Illinois, Grant and Lopan, and our tears Illinois. 1 XCLB JOK SENDS REGRETS President G. K. Barrere of the asso ciation recently extended an invitation to "Uncle Joe" Cannon, speaker of the house of representatives, t,> be In at tendance yesterday. Mr. Barrere re ceived a letter from the speaker where in he thanked him for his courtesy and informed President Barrere his official duties prevent him leaving- Washington for any length of time during- the session of congress. In clos ing his letter Speaker Cannon write: "All I can do, therefore, Is to send you my greetings and good wishes. I am glad that the sons of Illinois who have found a home in far distant Cal ifornia still cherish In their hearts an affection for the state that gave them birth, and I am sure that Illinois will always remember lovingly those who have gone forth from her arms to help build other rnlghty commonwealths." The officers of tho Illinois associa tion are: G. K. Barrere, x>resldent; G. H. Mi"ire. first vice president; A. W. Hroo, second vice president; D. D. Nice, third \ Ice president, and John E. Mur ray, secretary-treasurer. The association members pay no monthly dues, nor are they assessed. The funds to defray expenses of each picnic are secured by selling associa tion badges, and yesterday nearly every person displayed two of their be d state's badges. WILL VOTE ON QUESTION OF SELLING CITY HALL Proposition Will Be Submitted to Voters June 30 An ordinance passed by the city council yesterday provides for the sub mission of the question of selling the present city hall property to a vote of the electors "t the i lection for council men to be held June 30. The question the voter will be asked to decide Is "Shall the council be authorised to sell the cily hall?" The same question was submitted to the people at the last general election, but while the vote was favorable by a large majority the majority was not large enough to confer the authority on the council. The charter provides that the sale of any city property must be submitted to a vote and that the majority of nil the votes cast at the election must be in favor of the sale. Then were so many propositions on the ballot ; i t the last genera] election that only about half the voters voted on the question of the sale of liie city hall at all. The majority of those that did vote favored ii, but this number was short of the majority <>i ail the votes cast. As tie !• :l"t June 30 will be small the council has I ■ ■;■• s that the majority will favor thi sale. NEW INCORPORATIONS Articles of incorporation filed with the county clerk yesterday were; Washing rantee Title com pany, capital ?L's,uuO: T. M. Btackus, H. W. Castleman, J. F. Harlan, direct ors. United Manufacturers, capital $100, --000; Ernest M. Munn, Walter !.'. Grif fin, Junior A. Straussman, J. F. Bi iwn, A. A. Meschutt, Vincent c. King, di rectors. 1.-. in \i Illng and Elevator com pany, capital $500,000; Gei rge L. Camp bell, I C, Sanford, !>. G. Lettch, \V. W, Richards Chnrles I. Doe. dire. tors. Acton Rock company, capital, 000; H. W. Ki.ii, A. Powell, R. I ings, m. C. Clarkson, A. <;. Bewail, \\". S. Heaton, directors. LOSES BRACELET While washing clot lies on the roof, !U-iss Lottie Smith, 143 South Figueroa ■ removed her solid gold brace let, set with two .small diamonds, and l it carefully beside the tub. '■an down Stairs on a little errand. When she returned to her work the bracelet as gone, A peddler who was seen in th.' vicinity of the ■ted of the theft. BEARDSLEY ARRESTED Orrln T,. Beard gley, wanted by Sheriff J. C Sharp of Bait Lake City, who haa a felony warrant for his arrest, was taken Into custody In this city yes> terday by Deputy Sheriff Sepulveda, on telegraphic instructions from Salt Lake City. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SIMMY MORNING, MAY 20, 1010. VETERANS HONOR DEPARTED HEROES Spanish War Organizations and Relief Oorps to Decorate Graves Today TO HOLD PARADE TOMORROW Naval Memorial Exercises to Be Held at Venice Auditorium Monday Morning The several Grand Army posts of the city, together with the Relief corps, united In a memorial service In Mam moth hall last night for members of the organization who have died within the past year. The service was largely attended and was impressive. This morning the Spanish war vet erans will begin the work of decorating graves of the soldier dead. The vet erans will meet in Odd Fellows' hall, 220 South Main street, at 9:30 o'clock and will go from there to the various cemeteries, where they will be assisted by women of the Relief corps. PARADE TOMORROW Tomorrow morning the Civil War veterans will place flowers upon the graves of their departed comrades, and in the afternoon they will assemble In the square bounding Central park, where a parade will be formed, the ms marching to Simpson aud itorium for the annual Memorial day bi rvices. Dr. W. A. Bentley will pre- The principal speaker of the day will be the Rev. Matt Hughes. The parade, in which Spanish war veterans will act as escort to the O. A. R. posts, will move promptly at 1:30 o'clock and the memorial services will begin at 2 O'( ll The Spanish war veterans will parade tomorrow morning, leaving the armory .it 930 o'clock. In lino also will be four companies of the Seventh regi iii. Nt, the hospital corps, signal corps and naval reserves and other organiza- The line of march will be north on Broadway to First, to Spring, to Firth and to Central park, where ap propri iti exercises will be held. G. Ray Horton being orator of the day. AX EVERGREEN Bartlett-Losan post, G. A. R., Dr. S. A. Austin commanding, and Woman's Relief corps X". 7, Mrs. Clara C, Hol land in command, will assemble at the hall, r. 17 South Broadway, at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning, and from there will tftk.- '-its for Evergreen cemetery, where the post and corps will hold their Memorial day services and will decorate the graves of former soldiers. A detachment from Rosecrans camp, : Veterans, will act as escort and firing .'.tail, and children from the Heights school will participate iv the "X' rcises. At Venice naval memorial exercises will be' held tomorrow morning. The Ventce^band, naval militia, navy and veterans, fraternal organizations and children will assemble at the Mid way grounds at 9:45 o'clock and will march from there to the Auditorium, ■ exercises will be held, with ad dresses by Judpe Curtis D. Wilbur Hid Rev. Charles Edward Locke. Fol iowlng th.- program flowers will be Btrewed on the ocean from the pier's r of those naval heroes whose bodies never were recovered. FLAGS ON ALL GRAVES IN SAWTELLE CEMETERY Memorial day will be observed at the Soldiers' home, Sawtelle, with ape , la'] ■ in the cemetery in the morning and with a program in Memorial hall in the afternoon. At the cemetery flags will be placed upon the graves of all departed comrades, fol lowing which there will be brief exer t the circle around the flag, coi. t. J. Cochrane will preside at the afternoon services as chairman, and addresses will be made' by Maj. John A, I'.eni.il and Capt. J. D. Fredericks. \V. Chaffee will read "Lincoln's Gettysburg Addresss," and William C. Gibbons "ill recite an original com position entitled "The Last Grand Army Man." There will lie both vocal and instrumental music. CENSUS OFFENDERS APPEAR J. H, Todd and George Sparr, arrest ed dtn ing the early part of April lor refusing to answer questions put to them by the census enumerators, ap peared before Commissioner Van Dyke In the United States circuit court . nionilnx, and on motion of the United statrs attorney both cases were continued. Evidence afcainst Todd will bo heard Tuesday morning and against Sparr on next Saturday morning. "Unlimited Credit" Will Furnish Your Home in Real Style with Least Outlay Small Prices—=Small Payments No Interest "Unlimited Credit," together with The GEM'S rock-bottom bargain prices, have solved the home-furnishing question for thousands of Los Angeles wage-earners. In the first place. The GEM saves you money on everything you need to go to housekeeping with —furniture, rugs, your refrigerator, gas range, kitchen ware, etc.,. etc. The GEM will save you money on every article in the outfit. 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Mr. Fleming reached this conclusion after a careful study of the letter itself. Badly printed, on common note paper, the epistle yet bears evidence that it was tne work of an educated man and that the signature "Bill Yegg," i>y no means is an accurate guldepost to the writer's station in life. Moreover, Mr. Fleming has about made up his mind that, he knows the individual re sponsible, though In the absence of direct proof he is naturally making no accusations. At his office, 427 Bullard building, the attorney yesterday declared that he did not regard the threats seriously. He admitted they had seriously annoyed liis wife, but added that .Mrs. Flem ing, like himself, had finally decided tter was meant merely to fright en the man who received it. "I suppose the boy is playing around th<; yard as usual," said the lawyer when asked it precautions had tmen taken to safeguard the child. "Probably liis mother will not let him get very tar away without knowing just where he Is and with whom, but we are not keeping him cooped up In the house and we have nol asked for police protection. ■ i believe the li tter to be the work of an unscrupulous man who, how ever, iiasn't the nerve to harm the chllil, even though he may have threat ened to do bo. The fellow Is bluffing, ! that's all. WRITKR'g EDUCATION OBVIOUS "It la very obvious the letter was never written by a "yegg. 1 if it had • en the writer would never have spoiled Browne's name with tin.' final C' nor would he have spelled corn I ly the word 'littlest,' even though it had occurred to him to use it. There are also other indications that the let ter is the work of a man who knows how to spell and write correi tlj and grammatically. The errors are too bald. They do not appear genuine." There is little doubt in Mr. Fleming's mind thai Hie letter was written by someone who has a strong personal In terest in the affairs of his client, Frank Mr. Hell is concerned. This litigation present phase of tho litigation in which -Mr. Cell is concerned. This litigation includes a suit brought by Bell In El Paso, Texas, to have ■■< deed made by hlmsolf and wife covering property valued at between $100,000 and (200,000, sit aside. Then there is another ease in which Bel] is suing A. 1:. Banger, his broth er-in-law, to recover damages tor ma licious prosecution, and still another in which his wife is suintf him lor di vorce, allowing cruelty and desertion. A fac simile of the letter received by Mr. Fleming was printed in The Her ald yesterday morning. JAPANESE IS ROBBED S. Azuma, a Japanese living at 226 North Ban Pedro street, reported to the police yesterday the theft of several artlclei of Jewelry, among which were two gold watcHea, several brooches, a locket and a necklace. Fifteen dollars in cash w;is aii> taken. Azuma had not I nin the room since May 16, 10 it is nut known when the robbery occurred. L A. DRAMATIC CLUB TO PLAY 'VINEGAR BUYER' The l-os Angeles Dramatic club, com posed of ambitious young Thespians, will give a performance of Ezra Kcu dall's "Vinegar Buyer" Thursday even- Ing ii) Conaty hall, Daly street and North Broadway, Royal Court lodge will manage th" affair anil the prin cipal roles will be given to Miss Emma Gertz and Max R. Holmes, their respec tive roles being Ml Hard Arlington and Joe Miller. Other parts will be taken by the following members of the club: Wllli.s ('. Baker, director of the dra matic club, Henry Harrison Stripe; Miss Frances Raiford, Jamie; J. Velzy, Bandy Talbot. Tlii' Lou Angel eg Dramatic club will shortly after tin- presentation or the "Vinegar Buyer" commence rehearsals upon a series of other popular plays, t:i In- presented at Gamut club audi torium during the coining summer and autumn months. TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION TO HOLD MEMORIAL TODAY In the audit lium at Labor temple at 3 o'clock tills afternoon the Loa Ange lei printer! will have their first me morial .service in honor of deceased member!. Gradually the typographical unlona of the country are adopting this custom in pursuance of a recommenda tion of the national organization, and hereafter it will be a regular thing in- Los Angeles. Fred J. Spring will deliver the me morial address, and tliero will be sev eral musical selection!, as well as a floral tribute, following the service the graves of the member! In Rose diii.- cemetery will !><• decorated with flowers. A general invitation It extend ed I" the public t.i attend, and tbe members of families and relative! of members who have died are specially requested to attend. DE CHAUVENET SYMPHONY SUCCESS The de Chauvenet conservatory grave an exceptionally fine concert yester day at the conservatory auditorium. Many of the pupils took part and the work was both highly commendable and enjoyable. The work of Mme. de Chauvenet In her rendition of the "Traviata'' aria portrayed exceptional artistic poise, while her beautiful voice was espe cially effective in the cadonzas. The special feature of the afternoon was the "Russian Symphony," by de Chauvenet. The piano virtuoso part was impressively rendered by Miss Ar dls Blanche Olds. The symphony as a whole is written with strong musical architecture and masterly orchestral effects. Hipollto Self-regulating Roller Screen and Reversible Window. A positive necessity for your new home. Hlpo- Uto Screen and Bash company, 884 Maple avenue.