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RAILWAYS CLASH WITH CITY BOARD Paving Work Demanded by New * Ordinance Not Meeting Spe cifications, Is Charge CORPORATIONS TAKE STAND Companies Declare They Will Comply with Terms of Con tract, but No More The clash between tho bonnl of pub lic works and tho railways over tho Improved paving demanded In the now ordinance lias come in tho attempt of the Lob Angeles Hallway company to pave a portion of its tracks on Beventn street between Broadwi»y and Klg ueroa, Tho work is not being done ac cording to specifications laid down In the new onUnanoa, and officials of tho railway company have notified W. M. Humphreys of the board of public work! that the railway company will comply with tho turms of its franchise, but no more, The mattter was brought to tho at tention of tho board of public works yesterday by Homer Hamlin, city en gineer, who found tho work being: done by the railway company at variance •with the new ordinance In at least four particulars. These he enumerated as follows: "pjrst —No permit has been obtained from the board of public works for doing this work. "Second—No deposit of Inspection (Ms has been made "Third—Neither concrete nor Frrnut e,l ballast la being; used under the ties, BOr In lieu thereof has permission been Obtained from the board of public works to use ballast without grouting;. ■■Fourth -Neither Rtone blocks nor vitrified pavlnp; plocks are being used along the rails, but Instead a single row of so-called bltumlnizod brick." W, M. Humphreys is convinced that the railway company Intends to mako a test of the ordinance by ignor ing the pavlnp; provisions and doing the work as It pleases. "Tho railway company notified me that it would comply with the terms of Its franchise, but it did not Intend to go any further." said Mr. Humphreys. •■The board discussed tho matter thoroughly, for It would be a serious Inconvenience to the traveling public to stop the work, and the question of putting the clamps down hard at this point Is a serious one. It may bo that we will not stop the work now, but prosecute tho railway company after the work 1" completed. We have not fully decided what to do, but have asked the city attorney for his advice." Aside from tho Inconvenience caused by the torn up condition of the tracks there Is much complaint because of tho action of the company In piling sand, stone, brick and other material along Its line in mich a way ns to make the street almost impassable. There were scores of complaints from drivers of nil kinds of vehicles Saturday and yes terday regarding the condition of Sev enth street between Broadway and Hill street. YOUTH HELD TO ANSWER IN THE SUPERIOR COURT Gordon Kierstead Faces Prison if Convicted In holding Gordon Klerstead to an- Bwer to tho superior court yesterday afternoon on a charge of committing a statutory offense, Justice Summerfleld Mild: "This is the most vicious case iver brought to tho attention of this court, for it not only involves this young man and tho complaining wit ness, but it also involves two other young men and two very young girls. This offense is considered nearly as bad as murder and train-wrecking, and If this young man is found guilty by a jury of his peers he faces life impris onment in a state penitentiary. I am very sorry for him, but it Is tho order of this court that ho be hold to answer ■with ball fixed at $5000, and in default of bail that he be remanded to the cus tody of tho sheriff." Lillian Carnicle, a lfi-yoar-old girl, the principal witness for tho prosecu tlfln, took the stand and denied Kier utoarl's guilt. Assistant District Attor ney Earl Nowmeyer placed witnesses on" the stand who testified differently, find the court bound the young man over to the higher tribunal. Tho girl •was taken before Judgo Wilbur in the Juvenile court and was placed In a convent. Kierstead'a troubles nro the result of a Joy ride to Santa Monica canyon. His two companions were Ed Lyman, a former Los Angeles police officer, and T Rone. Rone is awaiting trial, while Lyman Is still at liberty, after escaping from officers in San Podro. 'CHIFFONIER GIRL' PLEADS GUILTY AND IS FINED $40 Pleading guilty to a charge of va grancy, Helen Moran, the "chiffonier girl," who puzzled the police by her mysterious disappearance when they attempted to arrest her, was fined $40 t>y Police Judge Chambers yesterday. She was arrested in a disorderly house. Dolly Baden, who conducted the house, first pleaded not guilty to a charge of conducting a disorderly house, but later changed her plea to guilty and was fined $125. She paid the fine. WRONGING GIRL, CHARGED Charged with contributing to the de linquency of a minor child, J. F. Dud- Jey, elevator operator in a Spring street, hotel, was arraigned before Police Judge Chambers yesterday. He la alleged to have contributed to the delinquency of Francis Winchell, 16 years old. As the offense which Dudley Is al leged to have committed is within the Jurisdiction of the Juvenile court the rise was certified to Judge Wilbur of the superior court. ■m.■, , ■ ' j Verdugo Canyon Land Co. Baa J"«t ■•■aed tbo Hoit Bcanttfnl and ti Uatio lUaitrat'd Booltlat «Ter puhll.li.d <■ U>« Anttltm. Call or •end for aaa. JNO. A. PJLRTLB -^ #■, _,....—.— .. .. • Scene in Seventh Street, Showing How Los Angeles Railway Company Has Piled Material Along Tracks iilHnSS^H^ ' «^ «4tt trt Wl ** ISbH 2 'Wf"%-J*M JW - K3^H '^HS H c^B ■ ■HBHffli iK'Tft"'* '» ' - ' W^wHß iWBW *g^^^ KVyStfjSyP9t&ffk4s?*i6&'i''' "y-' -'-'-'' •''"•' '■■'■ ■■'■* ■■ ■ '■■■ ■*-■-■ ■ ■■■ ■ ■ ■ ■■- -■ ■ ■ '.■■ ■■ ■ ■ ' ' '" " ''■■''■'■'■■ ' ... . . . jffj z~> ■—~^ HIGH FURNITURE BID IS ACCEPTED Three Supervisors Favor Offer Nearly $100,000 in Ex cess of Another The California Furniture company's bid of $247,990 for furnishing the new hall of records building was accepted by the supervisors yesterday, though this firm's bid was nearly $100,000 more than tho one presented by the Van Dorn iron works. When the furniture matter was taken up yesterday morning Supervisor Frld ham made a motion to reject all bids and cull for new ones. Supervisors Eldridge. McCabe and Nellis voted against the motion, while Pridham and Manning voted In favor of It. Super visor McCabe then moved that the bid of the California Furniture company be accepted, and his motion carried by a vote of 3 to 2, it being supported by EMridge, McCabe and Nellis. Supervisor Kldridge stated that he believed tho California Furniture com pany had the best bid and said: "The California Furniture company and the West company were the only firms to have complete bids. The Van Dora firm and the Anderson company set forth that they would do so much for a certain amount of money and so much more work for another amount of money. They furnished a bid with in a bid, but neither linn placed a check to cover the second amounts named by them. \ "I said before that the West company had prepared the right kind of bid, but their bid was over $2000 above that of the California Furniture company's bid, bo we did not consider It. CLAIMS BID 18 BUST "The latter firm offered the best fur niture at a fair price. The board has tho right to cut out any Items on the list, and as this will be done, all of the $247,9»0 will not bo expended." Before the contract was let, Super visor Pridham said: "I would like to ask what fee Hud son and Muusell are to receive for drawing the plans and specilicatlons for this furniture." The other supervisors did not answer. ••So far as I know," said A. M. Mc- Pherson, chief clerk of the board, "there is no contract for preparing the plans and specifications on the furni ture, unless It is included In the bulld- ing contract." On phoning to the office of Hudson & Munsell. the clerk was answered by Mr Munsell, who stated that he has had nothing to do with the furniture contract, but that Mr. Hudson, who was attending to It, was out of the office. Supervisor Eldridgo stated that he did not remember of there being any arrangements made whereby Hudson & Munsell were authorized to draw up plans and specifications for the furni ture. Though the plans and specifica tions were .carefully looked over, the board could not find mention of the question. DISCUSS ARCHITECT'S FEE Supervisor Prldham then said: "I don't see that Hudson & Munsell are entitled to anything on this furni ture contract. If they charged 6 per cent on the bids given hera It would amount to about $12,500, and they are not entitled to It." The other supervisors sided with Prldham. McCabe and Eldridgo also stated that the architects would, not be paid on a percentage basis. It is be lieved that a satisfactory agreement will be reached by the board and archi tects whereby the latter will be re munerated for their work. Judge John D. Works was present at yesterday's session of the board but did not address the members. Judge Works protested last week against the acceptance of the California Furniture company's bid and asked that tho in terests of the taxpayers be looked after by calling for new bids on more defi nite specifications. The bid of the California Furniture company calls for marble counters and marble bases for all of the stationary furniture. REFUSES TO REDUCE RAILWAY ASSESSMENT The Los Angeles-Pacific Railway company mado application to the county board of equalization yesterday afternoon for the reduction of an as sessment by the county on its road through the Soldiers' Home at Saw telle, the company contending that the road through tho home is not assess able, due to Its being on government land. The board denied the applica tion, due to there being a legal question Involved. The .same corporation also asked for a reduction of the assessment made on its city franchise. It requested that it be reduced to $246,735. The board took the matter under advisement. LOS ANGELES HERALD BOY TRIES TO STEAL RIDE ' ON TRAIN; LEG MANGLED Limb Is Amputated, and Recov ery Is Expected Falling beneath the wheels of a Salt Lake train on which he was trying to steal a ride, between Avenues Fifty four and Fifty-five, Henry Moon, 13 --year-old son of C. E. Moon of San Dlmas, suffered a badly mangled left leg below the knee yesterday after noon. He was hurried to the office of Dr. M. H. Chamberlln at 130 West Ave nue Fifty-five, where it was found necessary to perform an operation. The boy was taken to the Crocker street hospital, where the leg was am putated below the knee. Moon, accompanied by Pratt Klllss, son of W. D. Ellis, 139 Avenue Fifty five, attempted to swing aboard the train. Ellis succeeded, but Moon missed his grip and was thrown be neath the wheels of the car. The boy's parents were notified of the accident and they left Immediately for Loa An geles. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INVENTORS GET PATENTS The Pioneer patent agency. Hazard & Strouso of Los Angeles, report the following list of patents granted to in ventors of Southern California for the week ended July 12: Arthur W. Dowe, Los Angeles, lock; Gustave W. Haas, Los Angeles, Jury and Jury frame for orthopedic treat ment; George Habig, Los Angelas, elec tric lamp shado holder; Samuel L. Kistler, Los Angeles, surgical clamp; George A. Lane, Florence, pipe tongs; Louis K. Leahy, Los Angeles, liquid hydrocarbon burning apparatus; John N. McDanlels, Los Angeles, folding camp stove; Frank E. Opltz and B. F. Coldwell, Pomona, shield for sprinkler heads; Anthony F. Saltlamachla, Huntinprton Park, lawn sprinkler; Al bert R. Smith and J. F. Ahle. Los An gelas, etching machine; Jackson Sti vers, Escondldo, retaining slug for printers' type forms; Mercios H. Whit tler, Los Angeles, rotary well-drilling box and pin. SPANISH LABORERS FIGHT KNIFE DUEL AT INGLEWOOD As a result of a knife duel In Ingle wdod Sunday noon, Pablo Garclo occu pies a cell In the ocunty Jail, while Sabriana Reyes lies mortally wounded in his lodgings near Inglewood. The two men met at the noon hour and after passing a few words in Spanish, they began fighting. Officers at the Jail stated that onlookers saw the wounded man draw a knife and make several passes at the prisoner. Then the latter brought his keen-edged blade Into play and brought his antag onist to the ground. Garcio is confident of being released from custody, but worries over a slight cut in the right arm which was done by Reyes. The men are laborers and it is be lieved the trouble started over a Span ish woman of Inglewood. Officers are making an investigation. CASSIDI IS HELD TO ANSWER AS BURGLAR Frank P. Casaldl was held to answer to the superior court yesterday by Police Judge Frederickson on a charge of burglary following his preliminary hearing. Caaaldl was arrested while endeavor ing to dispose of somo watches he hnd stolen from the pawnshop of M. L. Kohn at 305 East Fifth street. Kohn ldpntlfled a number of articles of Jewelry which had been stolen from his store on June 29. The jewelry was found in Cassidi's room. His sweetheart, Mary Anderson, who became grief stricken over his arrest, was. not present in court at the hear lne- yesterday. Cassidl was remanded to the custody of the sheriff in default of $1500 bail. CORONER'S JURY CHARGES NEGLIGENCE TO COMPANY Charging the Pacific Electric com pany with negligence, the coroners jury at the Inquest held yesterday In the undertaking parlors of Booth & Boyleson over the body of Fred bwlft, who was run over and Instantly killed Saturday morning: by a work car of the company, returned a verdict of acci dental death. The railroad company was severely censured for not providing safe en trances to the company's yards at Seventh and Alameda streets for em ployes and not equipping their work cars with fenders. Swift, who was a cnrpenter in the employ of the company, was on his way to work, riding a bicycle, when he was struck and thrown beneath the cars of a work train leaving tho yards. TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 1910. COIN ASSURED TO HASTEN AQUEDUCT Syndicate Releases Option on $1,000000 Worth of Bonds Which Will Be Sold Negotiations for more money to con tinue the work on the Owens river aqueduct were practically concluded yesterday to the advantage of the city when A. B. Leach & Co and Kountze Bros., the bond buying syndicate that has been handling the aqueduct securi ties, sent a letter to W. J. Washburn, chairman of the finance committee, agreeing to the city's terms. The bond syndicate releases its op tion on $1,000,000 worth of the bonds and these bonds will be sold to the New York Life and the Metropolitan Insurance companies at par. Each in surance company takes $500,000 worth of the bonds. In adddltion the bond buyers offer to take $530,000 of the bonds themselves at once, which is an advance of the December payment, and also offers to try to dispose of another half million. There seems to be no doubt that they will meet with success In this attempt. This money, with what is on hand and what the sinking fund will pro vide, will finance the construction of the aqueduct at the maximum speed, and the big- ditch can be built at the accelerated pace that was hoped for, completing it a year sooner than was anticipated in the original estimate. It will require a little time to get Into full swing again, and It will prob ably be the latter part of next month before the same progress will be noted that was shown when construction slackened for lack of money. William Mulholland, chief engineer of the aqueduct, said yesterday that the splendid organization that had been built up when money was plentiful had been disrupted by the necessity of re ducing the force during the last few weeks, but that as soon as it was known the money was in hand labor would again be plentiful. RUNS AMUCK WITH BALL BAT AND GUN Armed with a baseball bat William Hlnes ran amuck in the neighborhood of 1424 Fairmont avenue, causing a disturbance, which resulted later in a warrant being issued for his arrest on a charge of disturbing the peace. Hines started on his rampage by breaking into the home of Bertha A. Goodpaster at 1424 Fairmont avenue by smashing the glass in a front win dow with the bat. He chased her about the house until William Lyle, a boy about 12 years old, arrived with a shotgun and ordered him to get out. Hines disarmed the youth and seizing the gun started down the street on a run, yelling at the top of his voice. Mrs. Goodpaster applied to Deputy District Attorney Hill for a complaint and a warrant for his arrest was is sued. ISSUES CHECK WITHOUT ENOUGH FUNDS IN BANK T. R. Smith, charged with having is sued a check without having sufficient funds In bank to moot it, was arraigned before Justice gummerfleld yesterday afternoon and will be given a prelim inary examination Friday afternoon. The accused was arrested recently on complaint -of his foreman, T. P. Per kins, who claims that, Smith givo him o. check drawn on the First National bank for $20, and that Smith's balance at the bank amounted to only 12 cents. Smith has been engaged In manufac turing grape Juice. He is now out on bail. Assistant District Attorney New mire is handling the case for the state. APPOINTED TO BENCH FROM COURT CLERKSHIP The board of supervisors in session yesterday appointed W. S. Baird to succeed the late Justice Ling as Jus tice in one of the township courts. Mr. Baird was admitted to the bar about a year ago and has been the clerk In the court over which he will now pre- F. E. Mlddleton, a Los Angeles book keeper, was appointed by the board to fill the position left vacant by Mr. Baird's appointment. Baird and Mid dleton secured bonds' and took oath of office late yesterday afternoon. KAHL ON TRIAL TODAY Edward Kahl, proprietor of the Cos mopolitan club at Slauson avenue and Hoover street, was arraigned before Police Judge Chambers yesterday on a charge of violating the liquor ordin ance. He entered a plea of not guilty and his trial «U l«t for this morning at 9:30 o'clock. Kahl was arrested Sunday night by Patrolman Busse and O'Brien of the University station dur ing a raid made on the club. p^ Picture Story from the Household Department —Note the Saving Prices —And plan to make your purchases at Bullock's—Sth Floor. 7 l( Big Variety at 10c Each 12 Different Articles 5c Each Mayonna 7 se Mixers $L 25 C-J'' Egg Timers 15c and % 10 Kitchen Helps 15c Each 35c Each Many Useful Things 25c Each AMERICAN BANKERS TO CONVENE IN ANGEL CITY Thirty-Sixth Annual Session of Financiers Promises Rec ord-Breaking Attendance The attendance at the thirty-sixth annual session of the American Bank ers' association, which will be held in Los Angelea the week of October 3, promises to excel that of any conven tion the bankers have ever held. Even six months ago arrangements were made by different state bankers' asso ciations, which are scheduled to' start from New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Orleans and St. Louis. The local committee has been work ing- on plans for the entertainment and other convention features for several months. The program as outlined by the local committee was submitted to the executive officers of the' Ameri can Bankers' association at a meeting just held in New York. Those present at this meeting were President L. E. Pierson of New York,, Vice President F. O. Watts of Nashville, Chairman William Livingstone of Detroit and the general secretary, P. E. Farnsworth of New York. The program as outlined and adopted is as follows: BUSINESS SESSIONS Monday, October 3—Committee and council meetings. Tuesday, October First day's ses sions of convention proper. Wednesday, October s—Trust com pany section meeting and meeting or ganization of secretaries. Thursday, October 6 — Savings bank section and clearing s house section meetings. I Friday, October 7—Second day's ses sion of convention proper. Friday evening—First meeting of the council for organization puruoses. The four sessions of the convention proper will be held in the Auditorium; the morning sessions commencing at 10 o'clock sharp and adjourning: at 1 o'clock for luncheon; the afternoon ses sions commencing at 2 o'clock. ENTERTAINMENT Monday evening, October —Annunl council dinner, tendered by the bankers of Los Angeles, at the Hotel Alexan dria. Entertainment for the ladies of the members of the council. Tuesday evening, October 4—Grand reception and ball at the Shrine audi torium. Wednesday, October s—Trip to Cata lina island, where a barbecue will be given. Automobile ride to Pasadena. Wednesday evening—Theater. Thursday, October 6—Trip to Cata llna island, where a barbecue will be. given. Automobile ride to Pasadena. Thursday evening—Theater. The arrangements for Wednesday and Thursday are identical, and are so made that the large number of people can be better provided for and that the entertainment will not interfere with the sectioln meetings. FOUNDER OF BINGHAM CREAMERY COMPANY DIES H. A. Bingham, a well known busi ness man of Los Angeles and founder of the H. A. Bingham Creamery com pany, died yesterday at hia home, 1843 Manhattan place, aged 51 years. He leaves a widow and seven children, all of this city. Mr. Bingham was a resi dent of Los Angeles for thirty years and until three years ago was active in the management of the creamery which bears his name. At that time he retired from business, still retain ing a financial interest in the concern, however. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from Bresee Bros.' undertaking parlors and Inter ment will be at Rosedale. WRECK ON S. P. CLEARED, AND TRAFFIC IS RESUMED REDDING, Cal., July 18.—The wreck 6f the freight train on the Southern Pacific road, which was derailed yes terday between Lamotne and Gibson, was cleared away early today and all belated paseenger tralm nre moving, Fred \V. Andnc, the conductor who was killed, was to have retired from railroading in the next three days to go Into business for himself. PANAMANIANS WANT 1915 FAIR HELD ON THIS COAST Man from Big Ditch Says Condi tions Are Excellent If the Independent Order of Pana manian Kangaroos have anything to say about it, the. proposed 1915 Panama- Pacific exposition will be held on this coast, according to George H. Vogan, an employe of the Panama commis sion in the canal zone, who is in Los Angeles, a guest at the Natlck house. The Kangaroos are a social and fra ternal order organized four years ago by the white men employed In build- Ing the canal, and Mr. Vogen states that practically every one of the 2000 members of the order are in favor of holding the big fair on this coast. Accompanied by his wife, Mr. Vogen is on his third leave of absence from the canal zone, and on his third trip to California. "The conditions down there," said Mr. Vogen yesterday, "are excellent and' th« canal will undoubtedly be finished by 1915. Nearly all the con crete work on the big locks is com pleted, and other parts of the work are moving along rapidly and smoothly. The health of the men employed and of all in tho zone is excellent and the men have little to complain of. *"In the republic of Panama things are progressing equally well, and since the recent election there there has been no disturbance of any kind. The Amer icans in business are prospering ex ceedingly in the zone, which in itself speaks well for the American influence over Panama's government. I have not heard of a single business failure in the zone sinco taking up my resi dence there." SEEKS RENOMINATION AT INVESTIGATION'S CLOSE SPRINGFIELD, 111., July 18.—This was the first day for filing with the secretary of state petitions of candi dates who seek nomination at the pri maries In September. Representative James F. Morris of Springfield present ed petitions for Lee O'Neil Browne, minority leader of the house, who is Beeklng rcnomlnation. State's Attorney Burke informed tho SiniKiimon county grand jury this af ternoon that there would be no fur ther consideration of the executive bribery investigation at this session. PIONEER WANTS MONUMENTS ALONG OLD OREGON TRAIL GREELEY, Colo., July 18.—Ezra Meeker, one of the few surviving '49ers, and who attracted attention by driving an ox team across the country to New York last year, ts hore in the interest of having the old Oregon trail appropriately marked with monuments. An appropriation for this is now pend ing in congress. Mr. Meeker is traversing; the old trail which began at Kansas r'ity and ended at Tacoma. He Is eighty year* old. FIRE DESTROYS LUMBER PITTSBURG, July 18.—A million f«-<-t of lumber In the yards of A. Brett wciser & Co., at South Twenty-second street and the MonongnheUi rlvor, wai destroyed by flro early this morning. The office, stables and other auxiliary buildings were also consumed, caus ing a loss estimated at $60,000. The cause is unknown. . "- ■ ■ ■ . - . , I AWAY? I vySMjfiy For tht Trarelcr at home— w^SS^T^w TRweicßscHewes I BP99v W""" liif "J^r AMCRICAH BAHKOIJ ASSOCIATION I Irß^rFsPl TiM AMeRKAN BANKCRS ASSOCIATION wXxWv\nsL ;--ar L" M *x?ltl"<k*>n>n> "* mrrlr <kHaa"'<r *•" mxt w» I itlisfi; &SLj¥ Merchants Bank & Trust Co. I Editorial Section GUN STOPS CHAUFFEUR STUNG BY "SPEED BUG" Gets Fifteen Days in Jail Because of Being in Hurry to Reach Beach H. A. Greeley, chauffeur for the OH Well Supplies company, who was ar rested by Motorcycle Officers Coe and Gardner Sunday afternoon, only after they fired two shots In the direction of the automobile in which he was driving before ho. would stop, was sen tenced to serve fifteen days In the city jail by Police Judge Chambers yester day. Greeley was driving an automobile in West Pico street, and was making forty-five miles an hour when the officers trailed him. When he dis covered he was being 1 pursued he tried to make his machine fly, and was about to make good his escape until the officers proved to him that bullets are faster than automobile wheels and he was overtaken. The only explanation Greeley could give for his violation of the law was that "he was in a hurry to get to tjje beach." Greeley was released on $100 cash ball after being arrested, and failed to appear in court yesterday morning. His bail was declared forfeited and a bench warrant was issued for his ar rest. He waa soon taken into custody by Officer Gardner and taken into court and sentenced. Four other automobillsts yielded to the sting of the "speed bug" Sunday, and yesterday were introduced to Police Court Chambers through com plaints charging them with violating the speed ordinances. F. G. Folsom was attempting to beat his own time to the beach along West Pico street. Sergeant Benedict fol lowed tho scorching autolst (or about a mile, but was unable to overtake him. It was then that he met Officers Coe and Gardner, and they took up the chase and succeeded in overtaking him and arresting him. He was mak ing thirty-five miles an hour. He got off with a $50 fine. Owing to the fact that there are several cases which have been taken upon appeal in which the defendants are charged with violating the thirty mile ordinance, which prescribes a mandatory jail sentence of ten days, a complaint charging him with violating tho twenty-mile ordinance was filed against him. Frod Odar also paid a $50 fine yester day in the same court for driving his automobile faster than the ordinance permits. It was his second time in court charged with the same offense. G. A. Hayes and J. S. Yada were fined $25 each. All the fines were paid. CHECK PASSER ARRAIGNED James Henry, who was arrested Sat urday night when endeavoring to pass a worthless check on an East First street pawnbroker, was arraigned be fore. Police Judge Chambers yesterday and his preliminary hearing set for this afternoon at 2 o'clock. It is al leged by the detectives that Henry succeeded in cashing spurious checks amounting to about $150 on various merchants of the city. MONGOLIA ESCAPES INJURY YOKOHAMA, July 18.—The Pacific Mail steamer Mongolia, from Hongkong to San Francisco, which touched again after being floated from her stranded position off the island of Hondo, was set free by the rising tide today. The vessel was not damaged.