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Part ll—Pages 9 to 16
S. P. Formally Admits It Has No
Right to Ground Where
It Built Tracks
Official, in Letter to Police Chief,
Says Work Was Tem
H. V.* Platt, general superintendent
of the southern district, Southern Pa
clllc railroad, addressed a letter to
Chief of Police Alexander Galloway
yesterday in regard to the action of
the officials of Los Angeles In tearing
up the railroad company's tracks laid
across the Huntington nil Sunday.
Mr. Platt stated that he was only
sending the letter in order that the
general public might know the South
el . Pacific laid no claim whatever to
the district known as the Huntington
fill, or mole, and that the railroad
company had simply put its tracks
there temporarily and in order to fa
cilitate building a slip on the water
In speaking of the affair, Mr. Platt
and the Southern Pacific's attorney,
Frani; Karr, both stated that the com
pany made no claim to the -disputed
ground and that they had Intended to
take up the track today, had the city
not gone ahead and removed it for
them. Mr. Karr says he told Chief
Galloway of the road's Intention and
even offered to put his statements In
writing if the chief thought It neces
sary. He stated also that he had of
fered to sign a statement for the chief
to the effect that the Southern Paciflo
did not claim the ground If the latter
desired it.
The road's officials stated that they
would take no action in regard to the
matter, giving the Impression that
they were perfectly satisfied with the
manner in which the work was done
for them.
The letter follows:
Los Angeles, Sept, 12, 1910.
Mr. A. Galloway, Chief of Police,
Los Angeles, Cal.
Dear Sir:
i During my absence from Los An
gel- i I was apprised of your ac
tion in the matter of taking up
temporary track at San Pedro, laid
for the purpose of th« construction ■
. of this company's slip at that point
and by proper permission at that
Late Saturday night a message
reached me while I was out on the
" line, and absent from Los Angeles,
that you v.'ere demanding Immedi
ate removal of the cars on this
track for th« purpose of remov
ing the same. Instructions were
promptly given to division offi
cials and they In'turn Instructed .
officers at San Pedro to take up
this track Mo-day morning, the
' 12th, as It was not considered
necessary to transport a gang there
Sunday for this work. In view of
the fact that we lay no claim
whatever to any portion of the
property len-wn as Huntington fill
or mole south of the eighty-foot
street which parallels the south
westerly side of the slip, and It is
. for this purpose of properly In
forming the publlo In this respect
that this communication is writ
ten to you, as Impression seems to
be extant that this company lays
some claim to the Huntlngton fill
south of the lines above Indicated.
" I can only add to publio state
ment made at San Pedro by At
torney Karr that this company
lays no claim whatever to any por
tion of the Huntington nil south
of the eighty-foot street. r;?
It Is to be regretted, under the
circumstances, that the city was
put to any Inconvenience or ex
pense In connection with this mat
ter. Tour truly.- ■: H. V. PLATT.
.-■■■■ General superintendent. South
ern Pacific company. '
SAN PEDRO, Sept. 12.—Police of
ficers ore keeping up the watch on
the Huntlngtsn fill to precent the
Southern Pacific or Pacific Blectrio
from relaying the tracks torn up yes
terday by police under the direction
of Chief of Police Galloway. Work was
commenced today on the erection of a
house on the fill for police headquar
ters. Telephones will be installed so
there may be quick communication
with the station at the city hall. This
morning C. B. Stevens, the Southern
Pacific roadman tor, went over the
work done by the city authorities yes
terday, in company with W. B. Dun
can, the local agent.
Pour automobllists pleaded guilty to
Charges of exceeding the speed limit
before Police Judge Williams yester
day and were fined $25 each. They
were F. B. Webster, Sherman McDan
lels, S. Kishi and Henry Dares.
T. B. Kelly, a fifth offender, was
released on his own recognizance to
appear In court this afternoon to en
ter his plea to a speer charge. All
the speeders were arrested while re
turnfng from the beaches Sunday af
ternoon by Motorcycle Officers Coe and
.People of the Compton and Wlllow
brook district complained to the su
pervisors yesterday that natural
courses for storm waters have been
obstructed by construction work of
the Pacific Electric company. They
requested the board to take steps to
restrain the company.
The matter was referred to the dis
trict attorney and to Supervisor Nel-
Us for Investigation.
The Los Angeles bank clearings
broke all records for September 12 by
reaching the $3,292,463 mark, which
beats the same day last year by $1,
--612,416. L.ob Angeles bankers predict a
healthy condition of business during
the coming- fall and winter. I
Will Be Arraigned in Police Court
Still unable to secure ball, Mrs. Vir
ginia Krauss. former wife of Dr. Wil
liam Krauss of Tennessee, the note.l
bacteriologist, who shot and seriously
wounded Franklin H. Griffith, a
wealthy mining operator of this city,
languishes in the matron's department
of the city Jail.
She was not so happy yesterday ana
repeatedly stated that she wished it
was all 1 over. She has made numerous
attempts to secure ball, but has been
unsuccessful In all of them. Although
she represented herself as being well
connected and of wealthy parentage,
no one has come to her rescue.
It is likely Mrs. Krauss will be ar
raigned in police court today and a
date will be set then for her .prelim
inary hearing. Griffith was reported
yesterday by attaches of the Clara
Barton hospital, where he was removed
following the shooting, as being much
Police Give Warning of Danger
Near South Approach of
Hill Street Tunnel
To prevent a dangerous accident,
officials of the Los Angeles-Paclflc
Railroad company were yesterday no
tified by the police of a large fissure
In the cliff beneath the northeast cor
ner of the Highland Villa rooming
house at First and Hill streets, a
cliff that overhangs the tracks of the
company's Hollywood and Colegrove
lines at the south approach to the
Hill street tunnel. The menace runs
for a length of ten or twelve feet, and
apparently reaches back far under
the frail wooden structure. Should
the earth shift a trifle, the entire cliff
would crumple and fall on to the
tracks below. Cars pass at this point
every five minutes, and 'should one
of them be caught under the falling
earth scores of persons would be killed
Instantly. The company was noticed
of the danger In order that It might
take precautionary measures.
A short time ago about ten feet of
the dirt crumbled away from under
the northeast corner of the building
and fell on the tracks below, directly
In front of a car emerging from the
tunnel. It was with the greatest dif
ficulty that the motorman succeeded
in bringing his car to a stop and
thereby saved the lives of more than
a score of passenger*.
A few months later the building was
vacated, and since that time has been
unoccupied. Guards have been placed
at the foot of a stairway which wa»
built leading over the tunnel to warn
pedestrians of the immediate danger
of using It
The property was purchased by the
railroad company at the time the Hill
street tunnel was built. It was found
necessary at that time to cut away
the earth directly to the porch of the
rooming house, leaving It perched on
the crumbling edge of a cliff, a sheer
thirty feet above the tracks directly
It Is likely the railroad company
will build a retaining wall, which
should have been built at the time
of the boring of the tunnel.
Action Taken in Order to Have
Light Contract Signed
Because he refused to sign a light
ing contract between the city of Al
hambra and the Pacific Light and
Power company, unless Instructed to
do so by a vote of the people, R. M.
Wallace, president of the board of
trustees of Alhambra, yesterday was
temporarily removed from office, and
his successor, R. R. Behlow, chair
man of the finance committee, given
power by the trustees and ordered to
sign the agreement.
The contract offered by the lighting
company was, according to many, an
advantageous one for tho city.
Mr. Wallace, however, held out In
favor of a municipal plant Several
heated controversies were had by the
board of trustees, and Wallace a fow
days ago called a meeting of the tax
payers of the community for the pur
pose of settling the matter.
The meeting accomplished nothing,
and, as the citizens of Alhambra were
In a hurry for street lights, the trus
tees yesterday decided to sign the con
tract without the president's consent.
They therefore removed him tempo
rarily and ordered Mr. Behlow to sign
In his stead.
The power company Is under bond
to fulfill Its part of the contract and
to Install the lights within four
months. The contract calls for an B
cent rate, and it is in many ways Blm
ilar to the contract with the same
company recently signed by South
Pasadena. .
OCEAN PARK, Sept. 12. — Dr.
Charles' W. Bryson, dean of the col
lege of physicians and surgeons of the
University of Southern California, waa
the guest of honor at a banquet giv
en at Cline's cafe by Dr. D. O. Turn
bull. >
The host, who was formerly in charge
of the serum laboratory of the Mexi
can government, has accepted the po
sition of associate professor of patho
logy at the University of Southern
California. Questions 'of civlo health
and sanitation were discussed.
Among the guests were Dr. H. Wll
son Levengood, Dr. W. S. Smith, Dr.
William H. Parker, Dr. George yon
Wedelstaedt, Judge William A. Ren
nie and City Trustees John D. Mac-
WASHINGTON. Sept. 12.—A first
dividend of 15 per cent to the creditors
of the defunct First National bank of
Rhyollte, Nev., was declared today by
the comptroller of the currency. The
bank failed March 19. 1910.
Board of Supervisors and Auditor
Working on Figures for
Coming Year
VALUATION $20,000,000 LESS
School Levy Will Be Increased for
Year from 18 Cents
to 46 Cents
If the figures now being compiled by
the supervisors and county auditor are
not subjected to too great changes the
Btate amd county tax rate for this year
will be approximately the same as that
of last year, which was 90 cents. Sev
eral conferences between the super
visors and county auditor will be held
this week, for the rate must be fixed
by Monday.
A 90-cqot tax rate for this year will
mean lest taxes than last year, due
to the fact that the rate is based on a
total valuation of $504,980,205, which is
about $20,000,000 less than the assessed
valuation of the county last year.
Although the county and state tax
will probably be the same, Los Angeles
city will have an increased special
school tax. Last year the special
school tax was 18 cents. This year It
will be 46 cents, an Increase of 28 cents
on each $100 of assessed valuation.
SCHOOL FUNDS "-■;;., •
It is i most probable that every de
partment of school revenue will . bo
raised this year. Los Angeles city
special fund wants $668,686, as com
pared to $204,561 last year. Los Angeles
city high school maintenance funds will
require $677,950,' or $250,000 more than
last year, and the school bond fund
needs $126,733. The majority of this
Increase is due to the maintenance of
schools In the annexed districts. .
These school levies are made on an
assessed valuation of $806,175,872 for the
Los Angeles city district. In addition,
the common schools of this county will
require $791,711, counting the legal al
lowance of $7 for each of 88,178 school
children, an an extra $100 for each of
1745 teachers. This levy of $791,000 is
counted in the regular state and county
rate of 90 cents. The other school
Items are in the special tax of 46 cents.
In addition to the fund for schools,
the board will need funds to meet the
expenses of the county which will bring
the total to be raised by taxation, to
$3,151,000 —an approximate figure to be
changed as the board may see fit at its
deliberations this week.- • • •
This $8,151,000 includes the following
estimated items: General fund, $800,000;
salaries, $400,000; hospital expense,
$300,000; hospital building fund, $100,000;
exposition, $10,000; agricultural park
museum, $250,000; . court house furni
ture, $200,000; hall of records, $200,000;
good roads, $50,000; detention house,
$50,000. _^^. .
Convention League's Invitation Is
Backed by City and State
H. 'Z. Osborne, representing the
Grand Army posts of Jjos Angeles, the
Los Angeles Convention league, which
In turn represents the chamber of
commerce, the Merchants & Manufac
turers' association, and other com
mercial bodies of the city, left for At
lantic City, N. J., by the "Owl" last
evening, to attend the forty-f-urth
national encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic and extend an
Invitation < . behalf of the city of Los
Angeles to hold the forty-fifth na
tional encampment In Los Angeles in
Captain Osborne takes with him for
mal invitations from the various com
mercial bodies, from the city govern
ment represented by the mayor, and
from the state government In the form
of resolutions passed at the recent
extra session of the legislature, and a
letter from Governor Gillett.
He will- Join the officers of the de
partment of California and Nevada G.
A. R. at Sacramento tomorrow, whence
they proceed to Atlantic City by spe
cial train. Department Commander E.
L. Hawk and all the delegates from
this state and Nevada to the national
encampment have not only given their
support to Los Angeles, but will make
a vigorous canvass at Atlantic City
for this city. California will be rep
resented at Atlantic City by no fewer
that 150 Californlans, and possibly
more, all of whom will take an ao
tlve part In carrying on the campaign.
Their headquarters In Atlantic City
will be at the Los Angeles exhibit
rooms, 1909 Boardwalk.
While playing In the street in front
of 812 East Third street at about 11
o'clock yesterday forenoon, Manuel
Modena, a 3-year-old boy whose par
ents live at 303 Ayery street, was run
down by | an Inbound West Jefferson
street car and both feet - were badly
crushed. He was placed in an auto
mobile I and hurried to the Crocker
street hospital, where it was found
necessary to amputate the left leg
below the knee. An effort will be
made to save his right foot.
The child was playing in • the street
and ran out from 'behind a grocery
wagon I and directly in front of the'
car before it could be . brought to a
stop. Motorman Peret and Conduc
tor Little were in charge of the car.
♦ »»"'' ■ ■ ■
Dollar Oil company—R. A. Berry, J.
H. Parker, R. J. Tarbell, R. D. Mor
ris and K. R. Mertens, directors; cap
ital stock, $500,000; subscribed, {5.
Equitable Realty company—E. B.
Armstrong and L. C. Cook, directors;
capital stock, $200,000; subscribed, $5.
Vertical Condenser company—J. L.
Zelgler, P. S. Calkins and P. G. Calk
ins, directors; capital stock, $25,000;
subscribed. $3.
U. S. Circuit Court Dismisses Ac
tion Against Estate
Melllza Funk's efforts to secure
judgment in the sum of $20,000 against
the estate of the late Theodore P.
Bunnell of Santa Monica have been
of no avail, for yesterday Judge Well
born in the United States circuit
court sustained a demurrer to the
complaint, and by this action of the
court Mrs. Funk lost her case.
Mr. Bunnell died about eight years
ago, leaving an estate valued at $175,
--000, and Mrs. Funk brought action,
alleging that she held three notes
made by Bunnell shortly before his
death. She claims that thesfe notes
were criven her to "right a great
wrong" alleged to have been done by
Bunnell when Mrs. Funk was a girl
in Indiana fifty-one years ago. The
notes, according to the complainant,
provided that an aggregate of $20,000
be paid her after the maker's death.
Judge Wellborn ruled that the notes
were invalid, chiefly because of lack
of consideration.
Secretary of Los Angeles Cham
ber of Commerce Sounds
Note of Warning
Unless the commercial organizations
and the railroads of this state take up
the matter seriously, Florida will cap
ture the cream of the winter tourist
trade, declares Frank Wiggins, secre
tary of the chamber of commerce.
He received a communication from
Cincinnati, 0., where Los Angeles has
maintained an exhibit at the Ohio Val
ley exposition, stating that Florida
was flooding the place with literature
and that its representatives could of
fer very favorable railroad rates all
through the year.
"We must certainly get busy," said
Secretary Wiggins, "X we want to
keep our tourist trade. One of the
principal things is to secure more fre
quent or permanent railroad rates for
colonists. It is certainly up to the
citizens as well as the railroad men
to see that we have more tourist rates,
especially round-trip rates."
One of the objects of the recently
formed Convention league is to bring
people out here to view the country
and thus secure the awakened interest
of thousands of persons who might
come here as delegates to # some con
vention or other.
The commercial organizations have
come to look upon winter tourists as
one of the assets of the state for so
long that efforts to secure a heavy
"crop" have not beemas vigorous late
ly as they might have been.
Secretary Wiggins is anxious to have
some one get into communication with
the railroad men who have to do with
making the rates, In order that Cali
fornia may not lose any of its annual
Influx of tourists. Naturally the roads
in this section are Interested in having
a heavy tourist travel at all times of
the year, but it appears that Florida
boosters are exerting so much influ
ence upon the ea»iern roads that they
can secure the most favorable low
John Miller to Have Trial Today
on Charge of Gagging Wife
John Miller, the street car employe
charged with binding and gagging his
young wife and leaving her Insensible
on the sidewalk in Hollywood last
June, was arraigned before Police
Judge Williams yesterday on a charge
of battery. He was remanded to the
city Jail in default of $600 cnsh ball
and will have a trial this morning at
9:30 o'clock.
An investigation Is being made by de
tectives into the claims of the two
women who represent themselves to be
his wives and who accuse him of big
amy. If the accusations are found to
be well founded, the battery charge
will be dismissed and the graver
charge lodged against him.
Priests from the different parts of
the diocese were present at the month's
requiem mass celebrated yesterday
morning at St. Cecilia's church for the
late Mrs. Elizabeth Dillon, mother of
the Rev. Paul Dillon, pastor of the
church, who died August 12 In Kerry,
At the solemn mass yesterday morn
ing, which was attended by a large
congregation, Father Dillon was cele
brant, assisted by the Rev. W. F. Quln
lan, deacon** the Rev. Father Gilroy,
sub-deacon, and the Rev. Father Lu
cey, master of ceremonies. The Rev.
Joseph McManus, pastor of St. Mary's
church, preached an eloquent sermon.
- The following priests were present in
the sanctuary; The Revs. Clifford,
O'Fllnn, Gay, Murphy, Ford, Garri
gan, O'Callaghan, O'Rourke, Burke,
Blackwell, McManus, O'Regan, Sayera,
Donahoe. O'Gorman, Fahey, O'Nell,
Cotter, Prendevllle and Golden.
In the probate court Judge Rives
yesterday approved seventeen sales of
real estate In the E. J v Baldwin es
tate, aggregating $90,000'1n value. The
sales are being made to meet all In
debtedness In order that distribution
to heirs of the estate may be made.
Following were the sales negotiated
by H. A. Unruh, the executor: J. E.
Waldron, $475; Mary Frances Lleber,
$5109 50: E. P. Zimmerman, $2472.75;
George L. Tucker. $10,298.75; Milton
Kauffman; $20,225.60; William H. Per
rin, $2900; "William B. and Alfred A.
Packard, $3000; Edith M. Askew,
$1800; Frederick Aberle, $3000; F. E.
Roker, 11250; V. A. Reynolds, $4890.25;
A H. and H. A. Crawford. $7500; J.
r! Elliott, trustee, $6760.05; Ralph de
Luta, $3000; Jes«e L. Worthy, $7500;
James T. Worthy, $2500; Edward Lle
b*r. 110.3Q0.D2. _■
$100,000 MORE TO
No Plans* Made for Completing
Two Upper Floors of the
Hall of Records
District Attorney's Quarters Sub
ject of Appropriation Now
Asked by Architects
In order to complete the sixth and
seventh stories of the hall of records it
may be necessary for the supervisors to
make another appropriation of $100,000
for that purpose in order that the two
stories can be occupied by county of
ficials. Frank Hudson, one of the
architects, info/mcd the board that the
sum of $22,639.80 will be needed to fix
up the north wing of the seventh floor
for the district attorney. The super
visors appeared surprised on being in
formed by Architect Hudson that the
original appropriation did not provide
for the finishing of these floors. The
architect explained that they were left
unfinished because no offices had been
assigned, therefore the architects did
not know how the floors were to be
To complete that portion of the
seventh floor wanted by the district at
torney, C. Leonardt, the general con
tractor, wants an additional $19,406;
Woodill & Hulse, for electrical work,
wants $550; Eugene Murray, for heat
ing fixtures, $1096.80; Blumve & Jay,
plumbing, $1487, which makes a total of
$22,639.80. As this figure is only for a
portion of the seventh floor, the super
visors figured that in order to complete
all of the sixth and seventh floors it
will be necessary to expend the sum of
$100,000. The supervisors did not wish
to let the contract at the present time
and referred the matter to Assistant
District Attorney Shaw to ascertain
whether the contracts can be let with
out first having to advertise for bids.
Slight Alteration in the Proposed
Boundaries Brings Out
New Petitions
Due to slight changes In the pro
posed boundary of the new city of
Glendale, It will be necessary to again
start petitions for the consolidation
election which will be held about De
cember 1, and petitions will be circu
lated today.
The new city will take In a strip
about half a mile wide on all sides of
the present city of Glendale and If the
consolidation carries, Glendale will be
increased in area about 2 3-4 times. The
new city as now proposed, will take
in Troplco, but the line will leave
Eorest Lawn cemetery and a strip of
ranch land between the cemetery and
the city limits of Los Angeles to the
On the east, the new line will take
in the La Cfttg tract running north
easterly to the Hodgklns subdivision,
then northwesterly up Sycamore can
yon. It will then turn west to the
Ross and Thorn tract, then south to
the Verdugo wash, and then west along
this wash to the east line of Glendale
boulevard tract.
It was at first planned to take In all
of the Ross and Thorn tracts but at
the last minute the line was changed
to exclude part of this tract. The line
will run north to a point 150 feet
north of Stocker street, and thence
west in order to leave Casa Verdugo
out of the city.
Several turns will bo made on Park
avenue and then the boundary will
run south, almost to Fourth street,
west to the Los Angeles city limits
at the Southern Pacific tracks, and
then will follow along the Southern
Pacific right of way to a point south
west of the Forest Lawn cemetery.
Former Students and Teachers
Welcome College Head
The Oberlin College association of
Southern California was organized at
a picnic held by former teachers and
students of the college yesterday at
Sycamore park. '
The outing was given In honor of
President King of Oberlin, who, with
several members of his family, was
an honored guest.
About 150 former students and mem
bers of their families, assembled for
the basket luncheon at noon.
At the formal organization the of
ficers elected were F. W. Fairfleld,
president; J. N. Qulnn, Rev, Dr. W. M.
Brooks and Mrs. H. C. Miller, vice
presidents, and L. F. Bickford, secre
tary-treasurer. Tue president and
secretary are to serve with the fol
lowing as the executive committee; N.
Messer, Miss Grace Pompilly and Miss
Ina Stickel.
A # short program of addresses was
given. Dr. Baer for the edu
cational Interests of Southern Cali
fornia In welcoming President King.
Addresses were also made by the Rev.
Dr. W. F. Day and J. M. Quinn. Presi
dent King made a response.
E. H. Wilson and Ralph Sunday were
fined $5 each by Police Judge Williams
yesterday on charges of discharging
firearms within the city limits. They
were amusing themselves by shooting
at a target with a small rifle.
Lawrence Edmonson, a 16-yean-old
boy. living at 720 Ezra street, was
standing in the rear of hla home when
a stray bullet struck him above the
ankle A complaint which he made
when taken to the receiving hospital
started an investigation, which re
sulted In the arrest of Sunday and
pxtiaoru.nary Kag Feature |Q| |
9x12 Standard Axminsters £J\J '
—The strongest Rug value we have been able to put out since
that great Rug event in June (which probably effected the
greatest distribution of good rugs ever made in Southern Cali
fornia). , ' .
—9x12-ft. Sanford's Axminsters, the best of all Axminster ■
rugs. A big variety of beautiful Oriental patterns and rich
—A limited number of them today at $20.00; 8.3x10.6 at $18.25.
9x12-ft. Body Brussels Rugs $26.50
10.6x12-ft Body Brussels Rugs $37.50
11.3x15-ft Body Brussels Rugs $47.50
9x12-it Velvets and Brussels at-$17.50
8.3x10.6 Brussels Rugs at $8.50
And a Great Line of Other Big Rngs >
More Brilliant Arrivals in
Beautiful Silk Poplins-Here
to augment the sales of another unusual silk day today.
Plain, at $1.00 yard Poplins that have rare draping quali
ties to , .
—Magnificent Brocaded Silk and Wool Poplins—44 in. wide
at $2.2s—the Queen of all Autumnal Silks— delicate new
shades —$2.25 yard. . . '. "
Vacation Is Over
Hot Weather Is Over
Hard Times Are Passing
Now Is the Time to Buy
Verdugo Canyon Is the Place
. Lots 150x170 to 180x300 and over, trees, running
brooks, beautiful parks, electric lights, electric
railway, elevation 900 to 1100 feet, grand scenery;
in short the most delightful, beautiful and charm
ing spot in the county for suburban homes. Re
strictions $2000; easy terms. Illustrated booklet.
Jno. A. PIRTLE «* FBMa
-400 ONION TBU9T BCIIJDING, / **•<* Telephone, Olesdal* «M.
A The Man or Woman
/^Sm, Who Saves
TJ^flSff \ a little now, -while things are coming well, staves
/ riy*^gS. \ oft credit talks with tho butcher and the baker
/ E>a*§«l9il \ when lean years come and cheats the poorhouse
/ iil^P/iil \ later ln li£e> ?1 starts you lf you desit ii with
/ WmtJff^ \ us today.
Merchants Bank and Trust Co.
H. B. Connors, Accused of Bat
tery, Unable to Advance
. $500 for Release
H. B. Connors, a striking metal
worker, who was arrested several days
ago on suspicion of complicity in the
supposed attempt to dynamite the new
hall of records, was arraigned before
Police Judge "Williams yesterday on a
charge of battery. His bail was fixed
at J6OO, which he was unable to fur
nish- and he was remanded to the city
Jail to await his trial, which was set
for October 28.
Connors was arrested immediately
preceding the discovery of two sticks
of dynamite placed near the south wall
of the new structure. When questioned
by Patrolman Abel he struck the of
ficer on the chin and ran, but was soon
Connors was lurking about the build
ing when stopped by Patrolman Abel
and hla actions aroused the suspicions
of the officer. When the dynamite
was found Connors was held on sus
picion and his movements wera inves
tigated, but nothing could be found
which would lead the officers to be
lieve him guilty of the supposed plot.
A. B. Maple, Mrs. Myrtle Maple and
C. F. Stevens, who were arrested on
suspicion of being implicated in the
supposed attempt, are still being held.
In the city Jail while police detectives
are making Investigations.
Editorial Section
Beck Still Weak from Wounds He
Gave Self in Period of
Mad Fury
Terribly emaciated from his confine
ment In the county hospital, James A.
Beck, the Pomona rancher who on
August IB wounded his wife by slash
ing her throat and then tried to kill
himself in the same manner, while both
were visiting friends at 416 South
Flower street, was arraigned before
Police Judge Williams yesterday morn
ing on a charge of assault with a dead
ly weapon. His preliminary hearing
was set for September 15 at 2 o'clock
and his bail fixed at $1000, which ho was
unable to furnish.
Beck has fully recovered from his
self-inflicted Injuries and was removed
from the county hospital to the city
jail Sunday. He was so weak when h«
appeared In police court yesterday that
he had to bo assisted to the bar by
Bailiff Rohn.
Beck was believed to be affected
mentally when his wife came down
from Pomona to see him. Her sus
picions of his sanity preyed upon him,
and while she Blept he attacked her
with a razor, seriously wounding her,
after which he slashed his o-vn throat.
The wifa was not dangerously wounded,
although she suffered from los» of
blood and the pain caused by a num
ber of cuts in her hands and arm» and
neck sustained while she fougbt off her
maddened husband.

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