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Home Telephone Company's
Charge in Annexed Districts
Reduced for Residences
Portable Phone Charge of Sunset
Company of 50 Cents Is
Done Away With
(Cnntlimed from rase One)
show thai, the telephone rates charged
in other cities the sizo of J-os Angeles
wen' greatly In excess of those recom
mended l>y the board and that the
board's rate! would only net the tele
phono companies a fair return on their
Invested capital.
"If you want to ruin the business
owned absolutely by the people of Los
Angeles you are going about It in the
proper way," said A. B. Caas, president
of the Home company. "It will be the
ruination of those persons who own
tin or fifteen shares of Home Tele*
phone stock and depend on it as their
only source of Income."
A. 11. Holston, representing the So
cialist central committee! objected to
any Increase In the rates. His main
contention wan that it would ba bel
ter for I.os Angeles to have only one
telephone systom Instead of two.
"The people should not be expected
tn pay two dividends on two invest
menls of eaiptal when only one is nec
essary," he said.
The minds of the councllmon seemed
to he made up and five of them voted
to instruct the city attorney to prepare
the ordinance leaving the old rates in
Before adjourning at noon yesterday
the council parsed tiie ordinance reg
ulating rates for water, electric light
nnd gas service and it was .signed
yesterday afternoon by Mayor Alex
The company supplying gas In San
Pedro Is permitted to increase its rato
to $1.35 a thousand feet. Elsewhere in
the city the rate will be 80 cents, as
The rate for electric light Is to be 7
cents per kilowatt hour, instead of 9
cents, as heretofore, to small consum
ers. The minimum rate is to be $1.
Those rates become effective July 1.
San Pedro water consumers get new
rntos Instead of the old flat rate of
$1.50. The new rates range from 85
cents for a three-room house to $1.85
for the largest residences. Consumers
In Hollywood will pay $1.2F» for the
first 800 gallons, instead of $1.60. For
each thousand jmllons in excess of that
quantity they will pay 13Vi cents in-
Btead of the old rate of I(>V4 cents.
The ordinance fixing the telephone
rates Will ho presented to the coun
cil Tuesday.
Machine Plunges Off Bank and
Hurls Occupants Over
PANTA ROSA, Cal., May 28.—Caught
under a heavy automobile that had
left the road and plunged over a fif
teen-foot embankment into the Rus
sian river, Mrs. Frank Bond of San
Francisco, who, with her husband and
IH-year-old daughter Hazel, and R. R.
Stranpf, also of San Francisco, were on
B fishing trip through Sonoma county,
was drowned this afternoon near
Booneville. I'.ond was severely injured,
When, with the others, be was thrown
from the machine before it went
hurling into the water. The girl wai
unhurt and Strung escaped with a few
minor injuries.
NIOW YORK, May 28.—Chester Bee
croft of Pelham Manor, N. V., an
nounced today he will sail for Etah
June 15 with the Bernier expedition to
the Arctic In the hope of finding the
records Dr. Cook says he left in tlie
north. It Is said he m supplied with
funds by Dr. Amos Oook. It was
through Bcecroft's efforts that the Es
kimo boy Mene, sole survivor of the
Peary expedition of 1898, was sent
back nortji.
Store Closed All Day Monday
Clearance Sale
Next Tuesday
Every Piece of Furniture, Carpets and
Draperies Reduced. Don't Miss This Sale
_^__^ PHONES! F-2P72:MAIN-2072 —I
Two Men Under Arrest in Phila
delphia Charged with Fraud
fiircAOO, May 28— The federal
grand Jury here lias returned Indict
ments again t K. H. Btarktoff and
Qeorge W. Post, who are under arrest
In Philadelphia on a charge of con
spiracy and using the mail to promote
a Iraud.
It is alleged Ktarktoe mailed nearly
iooo letters from this,city with a propo
sition to furnish nu-h person with
enough undetectable "spurious" gov
ernment notes In $1, %'l, $5 and $10 de
nominations to muke a fortune for the
The "spurious" notes. It was repre
sented, were not counterfeits, but made
with plates stolen, it was alleged, from
the United States treasury. Each
prospective customer ..as directed to
wire "A. B. Cline, Attica, Mich., for
full details if Interested."
Sir William White Declares Over-
Sea Commerce Calls
for Big Increase
NISW YORK, May 23.—Sir William
White, K. C. 8., the retired director of
naval construction of. the British ad
miralty, who built most of England'!
biggest warships, is In New York for a
brief American trip.
In an interview given out shortly af
ter hia arrival, Sir William talked of
nival construction here and abroad.
"I see no reason why the United
State*, should not have a large navy,"
said Sir William. "With your oversea
commerce, which is steadily growing,
nnd your foreign possessions this coun
try needs a big navy.
"The United States navy has had a
great advantage over the navies of
many other nations. There was prac
tically no navy here to speak of at the
time of the Civil War. Naval con
struction began later in this country
and thus the United States navy has
benefited by other nations' experience
and at the same time it has applied its
own skill and ideas.
"The navy belongs to the nation and
not to a political party. It was wrong
to bring politics into the navy. We
had a recent Illustration of this, first
during what is known as the war
scare, and secondly at the recent elec
"The future of shipbuilding must de
pend very much on what the united
ingenuity of all the ship designers in
the world may bring about. It Is not
the work of one man, it is a matter
of evolution and competition."
SACRAMENTO, May 28.— The police
today took into custody three bandits,
believed to bo the desperadoes respon
sible for a street car holdup and a sa
loon robbery recently perpetrated.
The men, George H. Bain, W. H.
Howard and Harry Ueilly, were arrest
ed on .suspicion shortly after noon to
day, and one of them later confessed
tiic trio planned to rob a saloon in the
suburbs tonight. All of the men had
skeleton keys, masks and revolvers.
Cornelius O'Brien, a saloon keeper, re
cently held up and robbed, identified
two of the captives as the men who
robbed him. Ten bandits have been
captured here since February.
LONDON, May 28.—Mr. Roosevelt to
night closed his visit to Lieut. Col. Ar
thur H. Lee's country place, Chequois
court, at Buckinghamshire, where he
went from Cambridge yesterday. The
former president will spend Sunday
with Inn Buxton, who Is an expert on
the forestry question.
WASHINGTON, May 28.—Offl< ml dis
patches received at the state depart
ment from both Lima, Peru, and Quito,
Ecuador, Indicate that warlike prepara
tions between Peru and Ecuador are
being rapidly pushed forward and that
a conflict seems Inevitable.
FORT COLIiiNS, Colo., May 28.—
Sixteen members of the Fort roiiins
high school alumni are seriously 111
from the effects of ptomaine poison-
Ing, caused, It is believed, by eating
Impure ice cream served at a banquet
last night.
Unidentified Man Shoots Harry
Black at Fresno and
Turns Gun on Self
Victim's Wife Prostrated but May
Be Able to Furnish Some
Clew to Case
(Associated Press]
FRESNO, May 28.—A double tragedy
was enacted In the local Santa Fe
yards this morning, shortly after 9
o'clock, when an unidentified man shot
and instantly killed Harry Black, the
roundhouse: foreman, and then turning
his still smoking revolver upon him
self, fired two bullets through his own
bruin. Two witnesses to the tragedy
were held spellbound while the shoot
ing was in progress. Black's wife Is
The shooting occurred near the San
ta Fe depot, and the motive for it re
mains a mystery. Black was walking
in the direction of the roundhouse when
the form of a man suddenly appeared
before him from between two cars.
Before Black could move the stranger
leveled an automatic revolver at him
and fired three times. All of the bul
lets struck their mark. One buried it
self in Black's stomach, another shat
tered a hand, and the third hit him in
the hip.
The stranger tthen, after looking at
the fallen body of his victim, walked
calmly away, glancing up and down
the track, and then raised the pistol to
his temple and pulled the trigger twice.
Death for him was almost instantane
It is expected that when Black's wife
is in condition to talk she may be able
to throw some light on the mystery.
Herman Moplay of San Francisco
Elected President of the
What Is pronounced to have been the moat
successful state convention and exhibit of the
National Association of Stationary Engineers
wan closed last night with a banquet In Ham
burgers' cafe. In attendance the convention
ix ceded any the association ever held In
California, and in the extent of the mechan
ical exhibit it was far ahead of all of Its
predecessors. The engineers anil their wives
were busy all week, the local committee hav
ing carefully planned a lively program cover
ing every minute of the time.
A unique menu was one of the banquet fea
tures. Each item was accompanied by a
clever statement In mechanical terms.
William T. W. Curl was chairman of the
banquet. Fred J. Fischer was toastmaster.
The toast list was as follows: "Drips from
the Oil Can," William Mulholland; "The Btate
Association," J. N. Pyster; "The Value of
Work," A. B. Cass; "The Man," H. D. Sa
ville; "The Home," W. P. Butcher; "Whut
the N. A. 8 B. Means to This City," John
Topham; "Dollars and Sense," B. F. Pearson;
Hot Air," Jnhn Traynor; "Up to Date," J.
CJ. Warren; "Department Store Engineering/
W. K. Chamberlain.
The delegates visited beach towns, including
Long Beach and San Pedro, yesterday. At the
afternoon session the election of officers was
held, resulting as follows: President, Herman
Moplay, San Francisco; vice president, David
Hrlan, Ix>s Angeles; secretary, W. T. W. Curl,
Los Angeles; treasurer. Charles Knight, San
Francisco; conductor, I*. E. Porter, Santa
Itarbara; doorkeeper, Charles Comes, San Jose;
trusties, J. 11. Pyster of Santa Barbara. John
Proper of I<os Angela*, A. M. Dunn of Fresno.
one of the most important actions of the
ennvpfttion was taken yesterday, the approval
of proposed state laws for licensing stationary
engineers and for the. appointment of boiler
iQipeotori and the naming of a committee to
preaent them to the legislature.
SANTA MONICA, May 2S.—Great In
terest among the youthful element was
centerefl today on the bicycle road race
for boys, which was won by W. Hunt
ing-, pcratch rider. His time for the
eight-mile course, which is the same as
that over which the Santa Monica au
tomobile road race was run la»t year,
was 27:35. The time for C. and O.
Ovcrstrum, brothers, who won second
and third places respectively, was 28
Prof. Barnum Brown to Lead the
Search for 3-Horned Dinos
NEW YORK, Mart 28.—Two expedi
tions from the American Museum of
Natural History will leave New York
next week for Montana and Wyoming
In search of dinosaurs with three
horns on each nose and horses with
four toea to the foot.
The party Is in charge of Prof. B ir
num Brown, and he will have three or
four helpers A similar expedition will
go to Wyoming for researches in the
evolution of tho horse. Two or three
fossil specimens of the eooene age are
needed to complete tho museum's chain
showing tho development of the horse
from the creature no bigger than a dog
to the swift and graceful sysonby,
whose skeleton ia one of the treasures
of the museum.
New York Dry Goods Men to Have
a 'Cost of Living'
NEW YORK, May 29.—"A cost of
living exhibit," aiming to show that
the Payne-Aldrich tariff law has
worked "gross injustice and terrific ad
vances" in cotton goods, has been pre
pared by the general committee of the
Wholesale Dry Goods Men's associa-
tion here.
Typical classes of popular white
goods are taken as illustrations of the
committee's claim that the "new so
called specific rates on cotton goods
show increases that have hit materials
In common use by the people of the
According to the committee, "these
items, picked at random, expose per
centages of advance up to 80 per cent
increase in goods actually imported
since the law went into effect."
On the goods quoted the Dingley
law duties of from 25 to 40 per cent are
replaced in the new law by specific
duties of from 6 cents to 12 cents per
square yard. The percentage increases
as figured by the committee are as fol
Articles— Net Cost Increase
Per Yard. Duty P. C.
Persian lawn 25 15
White Madras 12' a 43
White Madras 12 45
Madras waiting 14 25
Madras walstlng 16 57
Madras walstlnsr 20 60
Shlrtlnir, Madras 30 BO
Colored Madras waif tins .... 18 13
White pique 21 35
Cotton lunch cloths 20 SO
Commenting on the advances in tar
iffs shown by these tabulations, the
committee says:
"The percentage of Increases shown
are to first handlers of the goods,
therefore corresponding Increased per
centages must show to the retaailer
and yet greater proportionate advances
to the ultimate consumers. The new
tartffa particularly Increase duties on
linings such as are used in medium
and cheaper grades of men's clothing."
DAMAGE OF $1,000,000
One Man Severely Burned—Help
Sent from St. Paul
MINNEAPOLIS, May 28.—Fire that
started at 1 o'clock this morning and
burned fiercely was not placed under
control until 3, after destroying four
large implement warehouses and other
. property, entailing a loss of about $1,
--000,000, according to last estimates.
One man. Christ Madison, was serious
ly burned.
The fire started from an unknown
cause in the warehouse of the Great
Northern Implement company.
The burned district is bounded by
Washington avenue and Third street
and Sixth and Seventh avenues, south.
The imploment warehouses burned
were the Rock Island, the Great
Northern, the Waterbury and the
Northwestern. The Sixtli Avenue hotel
was practically destroyed. Three en
gines were detailed from St. Paul to
help fight the flames.
J. H. De La Monte, Lincoln-Roose
velt league candidate for sheriff, is|
making a flying trip over the county.
Yesterday Mr. De La Monte and
party made an automobile trip to I
: TropiCO, Burbank, San Fernando, I
l.imkcrshom and Glendale precincts,
; Those towns are situated in a portion |
i of the county which the BUpportora of
' Hammol have claimed for the
j incumbent. Mr. Do La Monte and the
' party accompanying him received nu
i merous assurances of support.
Mr. De La Monte, with several
; friends and supporters, is today mak
ing a tour covering l.amanda park,
Monrovia, Dji.,rte, Azusa, Olendora,
San Dimas and Lordsburg-
Automobile Dealer's Case Set for
Hearing in Seattle, June 6
SEATTLE, May 28.—Ralph J. Leav
itt, a Los Angeles automobile dealer,
whose trial for manslaughter is set
for June 6 in this city, was refused
a continuance until the September
term by the superior court today.
Nearly two years ago Leavitt's auto
mobile ran down and killed a street
sweeper in this city. By fighting extra
dition and then securing postpone
ments Leavitt has delayed trial until
most of the witnesses for each Bide
are out of reach.
OXNARD. May 28.—At midnight last
night fire destroyed Miller's livery
stable at FHlmore. Four horses which
were locked in box stalls were burned.
A quantity of hay and some rigs were
ulso destroyed. The loss is estimated
at $2500.
COLON, May 28.—The United States
gunboat Dubuque arrived here this
morning. The Dubuque recently had
been in Nlcaraguan waters in the vi
cinity of Klucfields.
Sends Letter to G. 0. P. Member
of House to Meet Him
at New York
Receiver of Request Confident
Former President Will Sup
port Rebel Cause
fApsnelatea Press] I
WASHINGTON, May 28.—Former
President Roosevelt has written a-lotter
from London to a prominent Republi- !j
can insurgent member of the house of (
repn lentatlvee, requesting the latter to i
meet him in a conference as soon after
the former president's arrival in New 11
York, June 18, as possible.
Mr. Roosevelt's letter indicates that
he is desirous of learning the insurant j
situation in the house from first hand i
as soon as possible after his return to I
this country
The member receivingl the letter de- j
clined to allow the use of his name in i
connection with it, as he said it might
prove emharrassing for both Mr. Roose- :
veU and himself if made known at this
time. He did, however, show the letter I
to one or two persons with the injunc- |
tion that they should not disclose its ,
The insurgent is a long-time personal |
friend of Mr. Roosevelt, and for that ; I
reason has not hesitated about advis- \ I
ing the former president unreservedly [ |
about the various political events which ,
have transpired since Mr. Roosevelt' 3 '
departure for Africa a year ago.
In response to Mr. Roosevelt's re
quest, the insurgent member has made I
a hotel reservation in New York for j
June IS.
This member expressed no doubt that
Mr. Roosevelt would support the cause
of house insurgents, and prophesied ■
that he would be found mnking a few '
speeches this fall in the districts repre- j;
Bented by insurgents who might be in ,
clanger of defeat.
"Whatever else may have been
charged," said the member, "Mr. j
Roosevelt has never been accused of in
gratitude to his friends."
Not More Than 1500 G. A. R.
Men Expected Among 15,000
NEW YORK, May 28.—The Memorial
parade of war veterans which Presi
dent Taft will review here will show a
"thin line of blue" more tenuous than
before. Probably not more than 1500
old soldiers will be in line.
The parade probably will he marie
up of 15.00P marchers, including na
tional guardsmen, regulars, marines,
Spanish war veterans and the G. A. R.
posts. President Taft will review the
parade at the soldiers and sailors' mon
ument on Riverside drive.
General George B. Loud will be the
speaker of the day at the exercises.
Pair of Men's Socks and Burned
Matches the Only Clew
CLEVELAND, May 28.—A coffin ly
ing half way out of a wrecked burial
vault in Erie street cemetery, the oldest
burial place in the city, with a pair of
men's socks and several used matches
lying beside it, has presented the police
of Cleveland one of the strongest prob
lems they have ever been called upon
to solve.
The coffin contains the body of H. B.
Davis, an undertaker who died in 1892.
The outer casket was broken open, but
the leaden receptacle waa not disturbed.
No possible motive can be found for
the apparently idiotic act.
large number of creditors of the San
; Bernardino Valley Gas company,
■ against which papers have been filed In
j Los Angeles for an involuntary insol
vency, have rallied to the support of
the corporation and will attempt to
block the move to dissolve the com
! pany.
A meeting was held by the banking
creditors In the Farmers Exchange
bank and it was the unanimous senti
ment to stand behind President J. M.
Gardiner of the gas company, who in
sists that his corporation is not insol
SAN FRANCISCO. May 28.—Mrs. Is
abella Martin of Oakland, convicted
of complicity in the dynamiting of the
home of Judge Ogden, was assured of
a new trial today as ordered by the
district court ol' appeals, when the su
preme court denied the application of
Attorney General Webb for a rehear
ing. The appellate court directed a new
trial on the ground that Irrelevant evi
dence had been allowed to come be
fore the jury during the trial and the
attorney general sought to take the
matter before the supreme court.
LONDON, May 29.—Several members
of the Nationalist party are coming
here from Ireland to attend a lunch
eon to Colonel Theodore Roosevelt on
June 1, at which John Redmond, Jo
seph Devlin, T. P. O'Connor and other
Nationalists will be ihe hosts.
In a recent conversation with Mr.
O'Connor Colonel Roosevelt expressed
a strong deilrd to meet the Irish par
SAN DIEGO, May 28.—1n the Union
tomorrow Senator Leroy A. Wright will
formally announce himself as a candi
date for re-election to the state senate
from the Fortieth district, which com
prises San Diego and imperial counties.
Wright will contest for the Republican
nomination in the primaries against
Judge W. A. Sloan, the Lincoln-Roose
velt candidate.
So. Broadway, 235-237-239 So. Hill Street, 234-244
This Store Will Be Closed Tomorrow—Memorial Day. Every
thing Advertised Today, Except the Corsets,
Is for Tuesday's Selling
$3.50 to $5.00 &Q AA
Embroideries . . «P^"UV
(On Sale Tuesday)
$2 a yard for 45-inch flouncings of the
character usually sold at $3.50 to $5.00
—a variety of English eyelet and closed
French patterns.
Splendid showing of Madeira hand
embroidered shirt waist patterns $4.50
to $20.00.
(Embroidery Dept., Main Floor.)
50c to 75c Ribbons
(On Sale Tuesday)
With values like these to offer is it any
wonder we are doing a ribbon business?
5 1-2 inch Jacquard ribbons in pink, blue and
white—the 75c grade—now 39c a yard.
6-inch satin taffeta ribbons in every shade suitable
for millinery purposes, 35c a yard; regularly 7?c
6-inch Dresden ribbons of the 65c quality— all
light shades —35c a yard.
The 50c Scotch plaid ribbons for children's hat
trimmings and hair ribbons, 35c a yard.
#3.50 to 55.00 ribbons $ 1.50— exceedingly rich
embossed velvet ribbons in light and dark shades, 6 in.
wide, at #1.50 a yard; regularly $3.50 to #5.00.
Over fifteen hundred $5 to $18
Gossard Corsets to be placed on
sale Wednesday at $3.50 each.
See Tuesday's papers for par
$7.50 to $10.00 $J/J A A
Petticoats . . . M*~'»vv
(On Sale Tuesday)
It doesn't matter how "faddish" or how
conservative your tastes may be, this
collection of sample skirts includes many
that will fully meet your requirements.
Pompadour silk, pin checks, Roman stripes, bro
cades, shepherdess checks, changeables, all the correct
street and evening shades, and white, cream and black
—a seemingly endless variety of garments that would
be generously good values at #7.50 to $10.
In this line we have, for the first time, extra size
garments in colors. Black too, of course.
Besides the above there are several hundred of the
"S. H. and M." Guaranteed Silk Petticoats—guaranteed
for three months' wear—to be sold at #5 each.
(Main Floor, Rear.)
William Ercler Thought It Strange
Wife Did Not Eat Same
Food Served Him
ST. LOUIS, May 28.—William J. Er
der. for whose death Mrs. Dora E.
Doxey is now on trial, thought it
strange that his wife did not eat the
.same food she served him, according to
testimony today. Mrs. Frances Con
nolly of St. Louis county, an aunt, tes
tified that her nephew said to her,
"Isn't it strange that Dora does not eat
what she serves me?"
The state charges that Mrs. Doxey
fed Erder arsenic in the form of caco
dylate of soda.
The attack in the words of Erder
which Mrs. Connelly gave the Jury was
stricken out after prolonged argument.
Mrs. Connolly said that Erder's moth-,
er told Mrs. Doxey to refrain from
killing her mother. Mrs. Doxey after
ward had said that she had done all
she could for her husband. Mrs. Con
nolly testified that Mrs. Doxey had said
her parents were devil.
Mrs. Mollie Brimmer, who lived in
the tlat above the Erders, said Mrs
Doxey, when she was Erder's widow,
told her on the second day after the
death that even if they cut her hus
band upon and found poison they would
have a hard time proving who gavo it
to him.
She told of letters she received from
Mrs. Doxey cautioning her against tell
ing the Erders she was still in the city.
Distribution of $1,000,000 Is
Cause of New Action in the
Supreme Court \
WASHINGTON, May 28.—After an
absence of four years, the famous
Cherokee Indian case, involving the
distribution of more than $1,000,000 to
these wards of the nation, returned to
day to the supreme court of the United
Attorneys for Head Captain John
Mclntosh, Second Captain Jim Hilde
brand, Sam Boney and others, today
asked the supreme court to require the
court of claims to "obey" the mandate
of the supreme court in passing on the
case four years ago.
At the time Attorneys Sullivan and
Dash claim the supreme court directed
a distribution of the funds by the court
of claims on a "per stripes" basis. It
is now complained that the court of
claims has directed the distribution on
a per capita basis.
Another objection Is made to the pro
ceedings of the court of claims. It Is
maintained by the attorneys that the
supreme court directed tlio court of
claims to have the secretary of thu
interior prepare the roll of i ■
titled to participate in the distribution.
Instead of following this mand*l
is claimed, a special commission
appointed by the court, at
pense, to prepare the roll. It is claimed
that this also was disobedience to thu
mandate of the supreme court, which ia
urged to enforce the decree.

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