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VETERAN'S DEATH PUZZLES POLICE Young Man Gives John Landa bank Dose of Liquid and Disappears NAT GOODWIN IS A WITNESS Famous Actor Sees Old Soldier Swallow Drug Shortly Be- fore Latter's Death OCEAN PARK, July 22.—Was .Tolin Londabank, veteran soldier, 80 yean old, who rtiorl last Tuesday afternoon at tin' National Soldiers' Home at Bawtclle poisoned by an unidentified young man from Los' Angeles? Or was his death duo to "cerebral hemor rhage," ns tho records at tho homo In dicate? Those, question! aro bothering tho bruins of tho local pollco and at present there soema to bo no solution Of either of them. Mystery surrounds the Identity of tho young man In the. oaMi who claimed to bo a Los An geles doctor. I.andubunk, whoso narno nt tho time of his enlistment In Company X of tho eighth Illinois infantry in the. Civil War was "John Smith," has been a. mofnbor of tho Sawtelle homo at Inter vals hlnco 1596. ?Ie oamo to Ocean Park last Tuesdry and while 6lttlng on a bench on tho plaza was taken 111. la , the presence of several ->.vit nesse* a young man pave him a dose of a liquid from a bottlo. When asked what It was the stranger replied: "Oh, It's somo 'dope* that I use when I feel sick. It is good for the old man." In tho meantime a bystnndor ran to brinp Dr. H. "Wilson Levongood to the scene. When the physician arrived he injected strychnine and Landabank re vived somewhat. The veteran was then takon in an ambulance to the hospital tit the Soldiers' Home, where ho died within an hour, according to tho cap tain of Company X, to which Landa bank belonged. Dr. Ijevoni-ood asked tho Ftrango young man what ho had given Landa hank, but he was unable to explain what the stuff was, notwithstanding liis claim that ho was a physician. < >i!i<er James M. Benton was assisting in placing- the pick man in the am bulance. He says Dr. Luvengood said tn him: STRANGER DISAPPEARS "Arrest that man and hold him." Tho officer said tho physician did not explain why ho wanted tho stran ger arrested and ho did not, do so at the time, but later when no under stood the gravity of tho case, he made a persistent attempt to find tho man but the latter had disappeared. He describes the alleged physician as a man of 25 years of age, dark complex- Jon and weighing about 145 pounds. Ho said ho wore a dark blue serge suit, tan shoes and a stiff straw hat. According to Benton. tho young man appeared vury much interested in Landabank, Nat Goodwin, famous actor-capital ist, was a witness to this scene and declared today that the stangor ap peared extremely officious In caring for the eick veteran, giving tho lmprea elon he might bo a relative. Goodwin told of seeing tho young man give the old soldier something from a phial and hearing him mako the remark that it was "some of his dope." Dr. I^evengood was nsked tonight If the death of landabank could have boon duo to poispnlng and he replied that in his opinion this was not the cause, but that the veteran died either from heart failure or cerebral hemor rhaso. Ho refused to state positively that this was the fact, however, as he attended tho man for only a short time. He refused to discuss his conversa tion with the young stranger or with • Officer lienton. "If there should bo a coroner's in quest in regard to this I would be pre pared to say something about it, but do not care to got mixed up 1A a newspaper controversy," said Dr. Lev- engood. Landabank's capt.iln said today that the old man had been accustomed to drink considerably since he had been ptatlnned at Company X barracks. He said ho did not recall anyone coming to sco Landabank at any time and could give no reason for anyone desir ing to murder him, as no trace of val uable property owned by the dead man lias been found. Investigation at tho headquarters of the home failed to chow that Landabank left money or other articles of value and he was never known to have had much money u.t any time. Another question that no one has so far answered is, what was tho nature of the lquid that was given to the half-conscious old man from the bot tle In the hands of the young stranger? Several moments elapsed between the time the old man fainted on the bench and tho arrival of Dr. Leven good. The unknown "physician's" stimulant was administered as soon as the condition of Landabank was dis covered. Bystandora said that the young man remarked that tho liquid contained strychnine, but this could not bt ascertained for a fact. SAYS P. C. BOATS CROWDED C. D. Dunann, general passenger agent for the Pacific Coast Steamship company, with headquarters at San Francisco, was a visitor at tho com pany's local office yesterday. Mr. Dunann reports excellent passenger business for his company all up and down the coast, and states that trav elers desiring to go from here to points In NortJ Tn California and the Pacific States L»y>boat, to avoid hot weather traveling by land, are taxing the P. C. company's boats to capacity. He re turned to San Francisco last evening. G. H. HERR GETS PROMOTION G. H. Herr, for several months past ticket agent for the Denver & Rio Grande and Western Pacific railroads here, has been promoted and will leave this city soon, going: to San Francisco, •where he will take a position as as sistant general passenger asent for both roads. Mr. Herr will bo succeeded in the local office by Charles P. Ensign ay gonpral agent here. VerdiKio Canyon Lind Co. Baa Ju«t L«iie<l tha Most Beautiful nml Ar» IHUo Illiutraled Booklet erer publUlird 1> U>« Angeles. Call or lend (or aaa, JNO. A. PIRTLE . Panorama Showing How Construction Work on Historical and Art Museum in Agricultural Park Is Being Rushed by the Contractors MONTENEGRINS CHARGED WITH THREATENING LIFE 'Patriot' Simo Sabooich's Ad dress Did Not Meet with Popular Favor Six Montenegrins were arrested yes terday following a disturbance at a meeting at which Slmo Saboolch, who calls himself a Montenegrin patriot, pleaded too eloquently to the Monte negrins present to start something. He wanted them to unite to throw off the yoke which he claims Is borne by his native land. Instead, they rose and routed him off the stage, resenting any movement calculated to start an up rising in Montenegro. Tho speech waa delivered Thursday evening at 418 Ord street. Saboolch la touring America seeking assistance from Montenegrins who are anxious to install another government in Monte negro. When he made a fervid appeal for assistance a score of his hearers started a commotion in the hall. They yelled that their country should not be thrown into a revolution, and it was necessary for several officers to put in an appearance before quiet was re stored. Shortly after the meeting Joseph Zarubica, a friend of Saboolch, was forced to flee from the vicinity of the hall by a number of men who threat ened his life. Late yesterday afternoon he appeared at the district attorney's office, and on giving his side of the affair to Assistant Percy Hanimon, he secured complaints against Stojan Bu tutovich, Radovan Vukotich, Sava Crinicanin, Vaso Crinicanin, Mllosav Nicevich, Pavle Vukotich and Yagos Vujovich, charging them with having threatened his life. Warrants were issued by Justice Summorflold, and a squad of county constables under the leadership of Con stable Bon Cohn placed tho men under arrest. The prisoners were taken be fore Justice Summerfleld and the court fixed their bail at $500 each. P. Vuko vlch secured a ball bond for the neces sary amount and was released, while his follow countrymen were imprisoned in the county Jail. They will be ar raigned this morning. WHITTIER DECIDES TO ACCEPT EDISON RATES Will Not Construct a Municipal Lighting Plant As a committee appointed by the Whittler board of trustees was about to recommend a municipal lighting plant for that city, the Southern Cali fornia TCdlson company offered to re duce the rate from 12% cents to 10 cents a kilowatt hour and to make all renewals with Gem filament lamps, which the company claims will reduce the cost of light twenty-five per cent. The committee appointed by the board of trustees to make a thorough Investigation of a municipal plant for Whittier, engag-od C. W. Kolner, man ager of the Pasadena munisipal plant, to prepare figures on the cost of a plant for "Whittler. According to Mr. Koiner's figures, a modern generating 1 and distributing plant for a town of 10,000 people could be built in "Whittler at a cost of $109, --000 and would be made to pay at a rate of nine cents a kilowatt per hour. Mr. Koiner's plans would provide for a duplicate generating plant equal to supplying a place double the size of Whittier. The expenses for operating It could be reduced by running it In connection with tho Whittler muni cipal water plant. The committee reported to the trus tees that In its opinion It would be advisable to accept the reduced rate of tho Edison company In preference to having a municipal plant at this time. LAUDS ELKS' TRIP A. T. Jackson, passenger agent for the Union Pacllic In Los Angeles, re turned to this city from Detroit yes terday, where he went accompanying the Elks' special. Mr. Jackson was enthusiastic about the trip, stating that it was, without stretching It a bit, the finest ever, and that every one who went along had the time of their lives. He was accompanied by Mrs. Jackson. DIVORCE SUITS FILED Divorce complaints fllod In the su perior cmlrt yistiterday arc as follows: Elizabeth C. Smith vs. William Clark Smith, Hildegarde Waiter Maguire va. Norval L. Maguire and Nora Kpwden against Henry Rowden. LOS ANGELES HERALD EXPECT EQUALIZERS TO INCREASE ASSESSMENT Total for Los Angeles County Is More Than Half Billion County officials expect tho state board of equalization to repeat its ac tion of last year by raising the as sessment on all the Southern Califor nia counties. Among tho counties to make returns to the state board four have given in assessment totals lower than last year, despite the increase In property values and general prosper ity of the past year. Tho Los Angeles county assessment has been given the board as $519,600,000 this amount being $160,000,000 smaller than the total assessment fixed by the board last year, though this figure Is forty per cent higher than the coun ty assessor's figures. Out of tho eigh teen counties that had assessments in creased by the state board last year, ten have turned in their reports and the figures of each county is smaller than those of 1909. The board Is await ing to hear from the remaining four counties. WAVES CAST UP BODY OF MARGARET HENZE Boys Find the Corpse of Young Woman Floating Near Bristol Pier The search for the young woman's body seen floating near the Bristol pier, Ocean Park, Thursday night ended yesterday morning at 8 o'clock when two boys strolling along the beach came upon the body on the sand, where it had been tossed up by the waves. Louis Henze of Los Angeles later Identified the body as that of his daughter, Margaret, aged 2G y«ars, who left her home at 619 Loomiß street last Wednesday evening, presumably for a walk, and failed to return. The body was taken to Kirkelie's undertaking parlors at Santa Monica. The father of the young woman was unwilling to believe that she had com mitted suicide, but this Is the theory most acceptable to the police. Al though when found the body was mi nus the girl's hat and purse, it ia thought these were lost wheu Miss Henze jumped or fell from the pier, supposedly Wednesday night. Howard Knoth and Amor Palm, the boys who found the body on the beach, were badly frightened and ran to a nearby house to notify the police. To all appearances the body had been in the water for at least tlih-ty-slx hours and in the opinion of tHbM who exam ined it there is no doubt that Miss Henzo came to her death through drowning. There were no visible marks of violence on the body. Miss Henzo was a graduate of the nurses' training school of the Califor nia hospital and had been taking a course in physical culture nt the Y. W. C. A. She left her home Wednesday afternoon. When she I'niled to return that night her parents supposed she had gone to the Y. W. C. A. clubhouso at Venice and had been detained. She had suffered several attacks of heart trouble and her parents believe she fell into the ocean while suffering from on;. She was 26 years of age. 11l health compelled her to give up nurs- Inng. 100 YEARS ON WATER WAGON WATKINS' THEME Aaron S. "Watklns, L.L. D., presi dent of Asbury college, Wilmoro, Ky., spoke on "One Hundred Years on the Water Wagon' 1 In Blanchard hall last night. The lecture dealt with the his torical progress of the movement in opposition to the drink habit and the licensed liquor traffic. Nathan New by, former president of the Federation club, was chairman of the meeting. Prof A. Dobbins direct ed the audience In the songs. Rev. J. N. Liscomb optncd the meeting with prayer and Rev. Wiley J. Phillips of fered the closing prayer. Tonight Dr. Watkina delivers his lecture, "Social and Economic Phases of the Liquor Question," in Blanchard hall at 8 o'clock. Sunday at 3 p. m. a meeting will be held and the issues of the temperance movement pre sented. Sunday night Dr. Watkins will apeak on "The Case Against Liquor" in the Boyle Heights Methodist church at 7:30 o'clock, and today ha wtU be Urn guest of the City chili, making a short address on educational lines following the address of the first speaker on "Civic RMponilblllty and the Public Schools." SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 23, 1910. SUPERVISORS REFUSE TO RETURN BIDDERS' PLANS Unsuccessful Bids on Hall of Rec ords Furnishings Lose Contractors Money On advice of Hartley Shaw, deputy district attorney, Che board of super visors has refused to return the plans to the unsuccessful bidders who pre pared them in an effort to secure the contract for furnishing the new hall of records building. M. G. West, head of a San Francisco firm which bid on the work, appeared to be anxious.to secure the return of his plans. On being refused by the board yesterday Mr. West said: "It cost me about J7OO to bid on the contract and I desire the plans as a record for my work. This is the first time the return of my plans was ever refused me when I was unsuccessful in landing a contract. I had no time to make a duplicate set of plans and I would like to have this set back, for the plans represent an enormous amount of work. "As soon as I got to Los Angeles when this contract was advertised for I immediately secured draughtsmen and went to work en the planß and had to work night and day to rush them through. Since I did not secure the contract I would like to get them back." The other bidders who are seeking the return of their plans are the Van Dorn Iron Works company and the Art Metal Construction company. ACCUSE MRS. BUNNELL OF SELLING LAND TWICE Wife of Former Minstrel Faces a Criminal Charge Sarah E. Bunneli, wife of Valentine Bunneli, the minstrel man of days gone by, who appeared in blackface Under tho name of Billy Arlington, will know next Tuesday whether or not she will have to stand trial in the superior court on a criminal charge, testimony in the preliminary examina tion having been heard yesterday by Justice Summerfleld. Mrs. Bunneli Is accused of selling land twice, which la a felony, pun ishable by a term in state prison. Sev eral years ago Runnell placed all his property holdings in his wife's name, but when they agreed to separate two years ago, he divided the property at the advice of his attorney, his wife assuming the ownership of one-half and ho receiving a deed for the bal ance, f.ater a reeonsiliation was effected and the couple resumed their marital n-lations. They again disagreed and separated for the second time. On February 27, 1907, she Is alleged to have sold a lot in the Wolfskin orchard addition to K. D. Hathaway. Mr. Bunneli claimed possession of the lot and then Hathaway secured the ar rest of the woman on July 1">, last. She was released on her own recogniz ance hy Justice Pierce. Justice Summerfleld heard testimony at the examination yesterday and took the case under r.dvisement until Tues day. Assistant District Attorney Karl Newmlre in' conducting the prosecu tion. The hushand of the defendant instituted divorce proceedings several months ago In San Francisco and the proceedings are still pending. FILE WRIT OF ATTACHMENT AGAINST U. S. GRANT HOTEL A writ of attachment was filed against the U. S. Grant hotel of San Diego yesterday With the clerk of the United States circuit court, the Bur ton Range company alleging that the management of the hotel building is indebted to the company in the sum of $8386.93, claiming that amount due for installing tho hold's kitchen equip ment The case will be threshed out before Judge Wollbcrn in two weeks. NAVAL MILITIA TO CRUISE IN SOUTHERN WATERS SAN DIEGO, July 22.—Tho cruiser Buffalo Is due to arrive here tomorrow afternoon, when she will take on board the local division of California naval militia and leave at onco on a week's cruise. Tho Santa Barbara division and part of the Los Anßeles division will also take tho cruise. The course Is not announced, but will probably be north through tho Santa liarbaru channel and return. MUST RESENTENCE WILMINGTON SLAYER Judge Willis to Pass Judgment on F. Machucha Judge Willis some time next week will pass the death sentence upon F. Machucha, who killed Mrs. Torba at Wilmington in August, 1908. nearly two years ago. Machucha was tried before Judge Jamleson, who sentenced him to bo hanged. The condemned man appealed to the supremo court and after this length of time the remittlturs—or the papers sustaining the ruling of the lower court —have just been passed down, reaching Judgo Willis of the superior court only yesterday. This will make it necessary for Judge Willis, who sits In the criminal court, to repass Judgment upon the murder er, making two sentence! of convicted murderers that ho will pass next week. the other being in tho case of George E. Figueroa, who was, found guilty last night. The day for the of Jla- Chucha has not been set. MAN IS RUN DOWN AND KILLED BY MOTOR CAR Jack Colburg Hit by a Southern Pacific Train Near Elft man Station An early morning Southern Taclflc motor car ran down Jack Colburg at Elftman station near Watts yester day. The injuries he received caused his death in the Sisters' hospital, this city, within an hour after tho acci dent and before an operation could be performed. Colburg was a planing mill employe. He was passing his vacation with his father-in-law, Malcolm Matheson, who has a meat market at Elftnjan. He was wheeling a barrow loaded with meat along the road between the Southern Pacific and Pacific Electric tracks. An instant before the accident he turned on to the Southern Pacific track. The shrill whistle of a car sounded, but he apparently believed it to be a car on the electric track. The force of the collision was such that he was thrown nearly seventy-tive feet. As quickly as possible the lnjur <i man was lifted from the ground and brought to Los Angeles, his wifi companying him. His arms and legi were fearfully mangled. While prepa rations were being made to amputate the worst mangled members lie died. Colburg was thirty years of age air! came to Los Angeles from Ohio, His parents live at Bawtelle. F. Jiead, tiie driver of the motor ear, Mew the whistle when lie saw Colburg on the track and when the man did not attempt to get Off, he trie '1 to Stop the ear. The body was taken to the undertak ing establishment of \V. 11. SUtch i<: company, where an Inquest probably will be held this morning. POLICE FREE ANGELENOS ACCUSED OF THIEVERY ST. LOUIS, July 12.— Mrs, Anna B. Bholea of Los Angeles, who was arrest ed at Detroit in connection with tho theft in St. Louis of a diamond brooch valued at $G.">(tO, was brought buck here today. Joseph H. Lucas and Mrs. Bholes were released by the i>"ii<-'%. Lucas confessed yesterday, according to the police, tha he obtained the brooch in a house where he was work ing and gave it to Mrs. Bholes. Im munity was promised for the return of the diamon Is. DIES OF HYDROPHOBIA AS RESULT OF DOG'S BITE EL PASO, Tex., July M.—While try ing to earn 25 cents offered by a negro woman for catching her dog, Alberta Durarigo, aged 12 years, received a bito from the beast which caused hia death today from hydrophobia. The woman was also bitten, but has so far exhibited no symptoms of rablag. This is the second death from hydrxT phobia here this year. SKILLED SWIMMER DROWNS INDIANAPOLIS, July 22.—Attempt- In^ to climb into a canoe on White river today. Robert Abbott, a skilled swimmer, upset it. all<l 'll! ancl I'"1"1' Kepner, one o£ throe men In tho canoe, were drowned. TO REPORT CONDITIONS IN IMPERIAL COUNTY President Taft Approves Appoint ment of J. A. Ockerson to Conduct Investigation WASHINGTON, July 22.—President T;ift has approved the appointment by the interior department of J. A. Ocker son of St. Louis to Investigate condi tions in Imperial Valley, Cal., where serious damage is threatened by the Colorado river breaking its banks. Whether he will be retained to take charge of the engineering work in con trolling the river, for which conpress appropriated $1,000,000, depends, It is Bald, "ii his report to the president. EDWARD LYMAN BILL - Editor and Proprietor NEW YORK, APHIL 2. 19*0 = EDITORIAL "• r - ILLEGITIMATE "CONTESTS" FOOL THE PUBLIC THERE is no question but that illegitimate schemes which havo JL a tendency to fool the public can have but one ultimate result, not only upon those who have promulgated the schemes, but upon all others connected with the industry. They must destroy public confidence in values offered by everyone in the piano business. The piano puzzle-contestsdue bills, checks and bonds, et al.—» mean nothing more or less than a form of jugglery which is in* jurious to the interests of the trade. The puzzles and contests arc calculated to delude the public. Why should any dealer offer a coupon or due bill worth $too or $200 for the solution of a problem which any ten-year-old childj could solve at a single glance? Isn't it absurd when you think of it that reputable business men can be engaged in such practices ? If the coupon is worth $100 why should not the institution which puts it forth pay something for it if the one who has received it has actually earned something? But no! It is not worth a five-dollar note or a one-dollar note —it is absolutely worth nothing. It is simply a delusion and a snare. How can any concern claim to deal square!/ with the publia when it is indulging in such practices? Let.us figure, for instance, that prices are not advanced to cover this coupon scheme, which in some cases they have been—• but let us give the merchant the benefit of the doubt. Suppose a piano is priced, we will say, $400, and one party who has solved a simple, foolish picture or guessing contest has received a coupon or "consolation prize" of $100! He calls and is informed that his coupon is applicable in the purchase of any piano. Very well! He accepts the conditions and pays $300 and a coupon. The next man has not studied the advertising columns of the papers. He does not know the jungle animals or the stick-pin scheme or any other plan. He simply comes in the store where it, is supposed he will receive honest treatment and he is asked $400 for a piano and pays it. Has he not been robbed of $100. Has the store engaging in that practice dealt Tight with the public How can any man square that sort .of business with ihis-con science ■ *. ■ - —~—~—~*— _^ Merchants Bank and Trust Co. 2!2 o™- 1 So!! Brmcht H.ov.r mm 209-11 S.Broadway Tranmel. a Oen«r«l B»aX i«h eoiith boov« itiHi. - 209-11 S. Broadway m, v i irut suiui«* r . Editorial Section LAY FOUNDATIONS FOR BIG MUSEUM Hurrying Work on Historical and Art Structure at Agri cultural Park BUILDING TO BE HANDSOME Plans Embrace Best Features of Similar Galleries Through out the Country Work "ii tin- new historical and art im at Agricultural park Is pro gressing with great rapidity. The first ground for this building was broken only within the month, and already tho foundations arc being laid, in prepa ration for the erection of the walls which are to i mbody the hopea and ambitions of many workers In the city. The building la to be erected in ac cordance with plana drawn by Hudson & Munsell. In their work on the de were much helped by the art committee of the Fine Arts league, which was enabled to off'r sugges tions received from the lino art gal lerles throughout the country. Tho ar rangement of the galleries and tho plans for lighting and so forth wero found to be subject for some discussion, and these advices from other v/orkera were of great assistance. WILL HE FINISHED IN YEAR The general style of the building: -will be In the Spanish renaissance. There will be a rotunda and three wings which will form a cross. The rotunda is to be about 70 feet across, and each of the wings will be about 50x110 feet. The rotunda will have a balcony around the inside, forming a mezzanine floor, which will extend about the sci ence and history wings. The building will be absolutely fire proof, with mosaic tiling and cement doors. The roof will be of steel except in the main rotunda, where a skylight in the dome is to measure 29 feet across. The dome, which will be o'j feet high, will be supported by sixteen schagllola columns. The walls will be of Italian marble, and the approaches and vestibules will be of granite, with tiled floors. The outside of thd build ing will be of red tapestry brick, with terra cotta trimmings. The contractors have undertaken to have the building finished within a year, and the members of the societies to be benefited by its opening are al ready planning elaborate dedicatory festivities.