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Municipal Affairs
Railways Will Be Allowed to Omit
Fees to City Enginering
Some modifications of the ordinance
recently enacted by the council pro
viding for a superior class of street
improvements on railway rights of way
will be suggested by the board of pub
lic works and the council asked to
amend the ordinance to provide for
the changes.
The board will recommend that the
railways be permitted to use bitumin
ized brick on streets of light traffic
Instead of vitrified or paving blocks.
The board is of the opinion that vitri
fied brick is far superior to bltumin
ized, but the railways had already or
dered some of the latter before tho
ordinance was adopted. The board be
lieves that a demonstration will con
vince the railway engineers that vit
rified Is better than bituminlzed and
that in future construction it will be
used voluntarily.
The board will also suggest that but
one row of toothing blocks be used
Instead of two, as now required by
the ordinance. It will also agree that
the railways pay no inspection fees
to the engineering department of the
city on paving work, and ask an
amendment of the ordinance to elimi
nate these fees.
The board of public works believes
it is to the interest of the railway com
panies to do good work, and will relax
the inspection to a certain extent, de
tailing one assistant engineer from
the city's engineering department to
keep his eye on all the railway paving
construction. .
If the council will make the amend
ments ti the ordinance suggested, the
hoard says the railways will withdraw
their opposition to the city specifica
tions. The railways have fought
gainst the specifications since the or-,
dinance was first passed, especially the
part that requires them to use a
cement concrete base under their ties
instead of asphalt concrete, as they
prefer and which is much cheaper.
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Council Considers Changes Ex
cepting Lots for Industries
Four exceptions from the residence
district are provided by ordinances the
city attorney will present to the coun
cil today. But it is hardly probable
that the council will pass these ordi
nances without reference to the legis
lation committee. It is improbable
that the legislation committee will rec
ommend their passage without giving
interested persons a full opportunity
to be heard.
The exceptions provided by the ordi
nances to be presented today are lot 8
in block 2 of Miguel subdivision of the
Cells Vineyard tract; the territory
bounded by Arlington, Third avenue,
Santa Monica avenue and Santa Bar
bara avenue, or, at least, as much of
that territory as'ls in the city limits;
lots 5, 6, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of block 19
of La Paloma addition and lots 32 and
S3 of the Orange Heights tract.
A protest has already been filed
against the exception from the resi
dence district of the lot in the Cells
Vineyard tract. Several persons have
individually protested at the city at- i
torney's office. ■: •'";.'
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The acre-man probably will have to
take its place with the pound-foot and
the ton-mile and some of the other
queer combinations that city ac
countants have to deal with. J. B.
Lippincott reported to the park com
mission yesterday that he had figured
out the number of acres to each man
in the park department, and these
figures will be used as a basis for de
termining the cost of caring for the
parks. • • .......
Mr. Lippincott, who is assistant chief
engineer of the aqueduct as well as
park commissioner, will apply the
aqueduct accounting system to the
park department, and expects that it
■will result in as much efficiency in the
parks as it has in the great water
project. -.. - •-- _ _
In a report to the city council which
lie will render today, the city attorney
will hold the city is not liable for any
damages done by water in the Arroyo
Seco. He says the arroyo is nearly
all owned by private persons and the
city has no interest in it except that
it has acquired title to certain por
tions through deeds and condemna
tions. ",-.
This opinion is given in connection
with a claim of damages for $1000 pre
sented by M. T. Johnson, whose prop
erty at Avenue Forty-two and Char
lotta boulevard Is said to have been
damaged by storm water flowing in
the arroyo. Mr. Johnson wants the
city to pay the damage, but the city
attorney says the claim is not a legal
one against the city.
Expressions of sympathy from prom
inent men in various parts of the coun
ty are being tendered Major Alexander
in his agitation of consolidation of
city and county government. He re
ceived a letter yesterday from a prom
inent man in Loifg Beach, whose name
he is not ready to divulge, offering to
do what he could to further the project.
The letter was similar to the one re
ceived by the mayor Saturday from A.
R. Fraser.
Leslie R. Hewitt, special counsel for
the harbor, returned yesterday from
Independence and Lone Pine and other
places In the Owens river valley where
the big fish abound. He has enjoyed a
vacation of about three weeks and is
greatly refreshed. It is the first real
vacation that Mr. Hewitt has had in
nearly five years. '"■''■';
Park Superintendent Sherer was yes
terday authorized by the park com
mission to select a location In one of
the city parks and transform it Into
a Japanese garden, similar to the one
in Golden Gate park in Ban Francisco.
City Engineer instructed to Open
Public Thoroughfare
The boaord of public works yesterday
Instructed the city engineer to take
such steps as are necessary to remove
two feet of the Forve-Pettebono build
ing on the east side of Broadway,
south of Fifth, from the public alley.
City Attorney Shenk yesterday re
ported to the board that the building
extended into the alley two feet, and
that the city and the owners of the
building had known it for some time,
but that there had been a verbal agree
ment that the building would not be
disturbed until after the lease, had ex
pired. Mr. Shenk yesterday notified
the board that he was informed the
lease had expired and It was time to
do something about the building in
the alley. \
Mr. Shenk also stated that Informa
tion had come to him that some person
stood at the entrance of the alley in
Broadway and notified those who
wished to use the alley that it was
private property and could not be
used without permission.
The city attorney declares the alley
ls a public one and that it was par
tially deeded to the city several years
ago, and the city obtained a quiet title
to all of lt by decree of court two
years ago.
City Attorney Instructed to Pre
sent Abolishing Measure
Repeal of the dog muzzling ordinance
will be brought about if the council
accepts the recommendation the legis
lation committee will make to it today.
The city attorney has been apprised of
the Intention of the committee and will
have a repealing ordinance ready to
present to the council at the same time
the committee makes its recommenda-
Dr. L. M. Powers, city health officer,
said last night that the ordinance
might as well be repealed as kept alive
as long as it is not enforced any better
than it is. He said there are several
cases of hydrophobia in the city, al
though there have been no human
cases recently. *'
"If the ordinance was enforced hydro
phobia would disappear almost at
once," said Dr. Powers. "But if they
do not intend to enforce it any better
than it is now, it might as well be
The ordinance was passed last Feb
ruary. l
Fire Commission Desires Bill for
Plans Paid
The fire commission will ask the |
council today to pay the bill of Archi- |
tect W. F. Thompson for drawing
plans for the proposed engine house on
Seventh street, near Beacon. Tha house
has not been built, and it is not likely
it will be built for some time, but the
city has the set of plans. The bill is
for 1365, which Is 3% per cent of the
cost of the proposed building. The fire
commission says this is a just demand
on the city treasury.
It also recommends that the plans for
the proposed engine house on Figueroa
and Seventh streets be scaled down
until they fit the allowance made in the
budget for the purpose, and that Archi
tect John P. Kremple be paid his fee of
3% per cent on the basis of the cost
of the building after the plans are
scaled down.
The Kremple plans probably will be
used, for money has been appropriated
to construct the Figueroa street engine
house, and it will be applied for the
fire alarm system as well as fire ex
tinguishing apparatus.
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Approves Request of German Al
liance to Sell Liquor
Chief of Police Galloway told the
police commission last night that the
Old Timers' club and the Jefferson
club are violating the laws by selling
liquor without a license. The com
missioners asked the chief why he did
not arrest and prosecute the guilty
parties. He replied that he could not
get his men into the places to get the
This statement was made in con
nection with a request of the German-
American alliance that the organiza
tion be given permission to sell liquor
one day in October when a celebration
will be held in Turner hall, without
securing the usual license. The appli
cation was approved by the chief.
The commission asked the chief if
lie did not know that to grant such an
application would be a violation of the
ordinance and he said he did, but he
approved it because the alliance offi
cers were manly enough to ask for the
permit while other clubs were selling
in violation of law.
With only one out of 200 retail liquor
licenses left, the police commission last
night called a halt on granting any
more and instructed Secretary Mc-
Keag to receive no moro applications
for retail permits. The one solitary per
mit left the commission intends to
hold until some special occasion arises.
The commission also slowed down on
restaurant permits of the No. 1 class.
Several were denied last night and
others were laid over for thirty days.
Thirty-nine of these No. 1 permits
have been granted and the commission
wants to see how they will operate be
fore giving out any more.
The holder of a No. 1 permit can
sell "short drinks" with meals, whereas
the holder of a No. 2 permit can sell
only by the bottle. The first costs $100
a month, the same as a retail license,
and the second $50 a month,
MILAN, Sept. 19.— special from
Montevideo, Uruguay, announces the
arrest at Buenos Ayres of the leaders
of-the radical party who are accused
of being Implicated in a plot against
the life of President Jose Figueroa
Alcorta of Argentine, who is now in
Chile attending the centennial of that
republic, The president was in San
tiago Saturday.
News of the Courts
Judge Monroe Continues for More
Than a Year Man's Action
for Divorce
Because ho does not approve of hasty
marriages, Judge Monroe of the su
perior court yesterday continued for
more than a year, or until September
21, 1911, the divorce action instituted
by William Abbott against Edna IX.
Abbott. '<"
According to the testimony, the
couple, both of whom are extremely;
young, were married after an acquain- :
tance of only two weeks. in nearly
as short a time, the wife grew tired
of married life and deserted her hus
The husband proved desertion in the
case yesterday, but to show his dis
approval of hasty marriages and pos
sibly to indicate the likelihood of fu
ture similar action in such cases. Judge
Monroe continued his decision for more
than a year. • 7 '- ' -'" '
Judge McCormick granted a decree
to William P. Vernon, whose wife,
Elizabeth -R. Vernon, deserted him.
The decision was given after a con
tinuance. Judge McCormick also ap
parently putting a slight damper upon
divorce by making the husband pro
duce more witnesses than originally
was planned. '
Other divorces granted by Judge
Monroe werle those of Elizabeth C.
Burgess from Jacob C. Burgess, and
Floy E. Johnson from Earl W. John
son, both on cruelty charges.
Four new divorce actions were filed,
being those of Laura WaUla against
Albert Walls; Mary Ruben against
Nathan Ruben Maybell A. Villasenor
against George Villasenor, and George
Hall against Harry Hall.
Mamie Harding filed a suit asking
the annulment of the marriage of her
daughter, Isal B. Harding, to Percy
L. Harding at Santa Ana, May 18, of
this year, alleging that the ceremony
was performed without her consent.
Man Involved in Fight Film Show
Declares Innocence
James Evers, an aged soldier who is
said to have been on the firing line at
the battle of Gettysburg during the
entire conflict, appeared before Judge
Davis of the criminal department of
the superior court yesterday and plead
ed not guilty to a charge of burglary.
Evers, who is an iron worker with a
reputation heretofore excellent, is ac
cused of entering the storeroom of H.
R. Wiseman and stealing hardware.
He claims he found it in an alley. He
will be tried November 4.
In the same court George F. Hirrt
pleaded guilty of grand-larceny and
will be sentenced Friday, September 23.
Joseph Pupil, accused of forgery, will
answer the charge September 21.
Abraham Perss, charged with selling
mortgaged property, pleaded not guilty.
His case was transferred to depart
ment 11, where he will be tried Octo
ber 2S. ■ ■ ' ' .
B. A. Byrne, who is alleged to have
conspired criminally in an attempt to"
exhibit pictures of the Johnson-Jeffries
prize fight at Arcadia, declared himself
Innocent. He will be tried November 3.
The appeal of M. Gore, charged with
violating the sign ordinance, was taken
under advisement. ■'.-• -..
H R. McDonald, alleged burglar,
pleaded not guilty and will be trjed
November 1. > '
A. Duke, James Grucci and E. J.
Phillips answered serious charges yes
terday before Judge Davis of the
criminal department of the superior
court. ';' ...
Duke, who is accused of assault with
Intent to commit murder on ' George
Goebel, whom he is said to have at
tacked with a knife at a grading camp
at Ivanhoe, August 19, pleaded not
guilty and will be tried October 21.
Phillips is charged with an assault
with a deadly weapon upon Allen
Santfleld when the latter tnterferred
Sautfleld the former and his wife, de
declared his innocence and will be tried
November 7. -■•"'■■
Grucci, who is accused of assaulting
Pietro Ferro with a knife, also plead
ed not guilty, and will be tried De
cember 8. His trial was set that far
ln the future at the request of his
attorney, Fred Spring.
The hearing in the writ of habeas
corpus in the case of Harry Chandler,
vice president of the Times-Mirror
Publishing company, on the charge of
criminal libel preferred by union labor
leaders of San Francisco, was begun
yesterday before Judge Davis of the
criminal department of the superior
court and continued until Friday.
Attorneys for Mr. Chandler allege
that the warrant on which their client
was arrested and which was issued
by Police Judge Shortall of San Fran
cisco, is faulty and without sufficient
authority for him to be held.
Joseph Ford, deputy district attor
ney, asked for a continuance of tlie
case until Friday, when he expects to
cite authorities.
J. 11. BralJ- yesterday filed in the
superior court a suit against Charles
R Sligh for $11,000, the amount which
the plaintiff alleges was agreed upon
between them as tin- sum the defendant
was to pay for a ranch and then re
fused to give, even when tlie deed was
prepared for him to sign.
Braly says that he is the owner of
the Kenllworth ranch, in Pinal county,
Arizona. It consists of 880 acres, and
he was to sell it, he asserts, to Sligh
for $12.50 an acre.
Mrs Eva M. Blain, widow of W. J.
Blain,' who died June 6, 1910, [in Los
Angeles, yesterday filed In the probate
department of the superior court a
petition for letters of administration in
the estate of her husband. It consists
mostly of realty and stocks, and Is
valued at $25,000. The widow and one
son are the heirs.
Court Permits Elimination of Ep-
ithets from Instrument
Demurrers entered by the defendants
in the case of John Laplque against
Charles Monroe, Judge of the superior
court, and thirty-eight others were
sustained in an opinion handed down
yesterday by Judge Conrey, who grants
Laplque the right to amend his com
plaint for the second time. •;
Judge Conrey says that Laplque, who
sued Judge Monroe and others, among
whom were several county officials,
should have omitted the application of
the phrase, "Lying perjurers," to sev
eral of the defendants, but declares he
had the right to make the charge, if
he knew it to be true. Hhe should not,
however, have used the instrument to
apply offensive epithets.
Another reason for sustaining the
demurrer is that Laplque "ln one action
tried to bring several causes for ac
tion which must be prosecuted in sev
eral actions against several groups of
defendants if they are prosecuted at
The action grew out of Lapique's
prosecution several years ago on the
charge of obtaining money under false
pretense, from which, acting as his
own attorney, he succeeded In freeing
himself. He asks $50,000 from each de
fendant for alleged malicious prosecu
tion and false imprisonment. .-;'.^
Holding that private citizens haye
the right, despite all protestation to the
contrary, to bring injunction suits
against public nuisances, Judge Mc-
Cormick of the superior court yester
day overruled the demurrer entered by
Charles A. Alexander in the action
taken against him by L. R. Alderman.
Alderman sought a restraining order
to prevent Alexander, who holds the ,
garbage contract with the city, from |
maintaining the reloading station at ;
Macy and Anderson streets. He de- j
clared tho station a public nuisance, as ,
2000 persons live within a radius or
1000 feet and are annoyed by offensive ;
odors and the myriads of Insects.
Alexander argued that if the garbage
reloading station really is ft public
nuisance, it cannot have injured Alder- ,
man privately. He also asserted that
1!' such a suit were to be brought, the
city council should have done It. Alder
man claimed the council refused to take
such action, and Alexander retorted
that it could be forced to do so by a
writ of mandamus issued by the
superior court. - :-'l~:
Judge McCormick, .in overruling the
demurrer of Alexander, set the time for
hearing the case on its merits for today.
' An amended complaint in . the case
of opposing stockholders of the Lib
erty Mining company, that recently
was brought to trial In the superior
court and ended temporarily to permit
the plaintiffs to alter their charges,
was filed yesterday. ! ",,'■'<£
John Nefroney, Thomas Campbell, W.
A Hill, E. A. Yerkes, Henry A. Cogs
well, R. C. Noleman, S. M. Smyser and
all other stockholders appear as the
plaintiffs. '•'•„„ T t,
Ira D. McCoy, M. O. McCoy, Ira D.
McCoy, jr., Uriah Thomas, C. E. Put
man, C. C. Bailey and the Liberty
Mining company are made defendants.
The plaintiffs asert that the defend
ants, by the alleged illegal voting of
stock, became directors of the com-
P any '
The All Night and Day bank was
made the defendant in an action in the
superior court yesterday when John
O. Johnson filed a suit against it for
$1500. .. .
Johnson asserts that August 13 he
signed a draft for $1500 on the Corn
Belt Bank and Trust company of Greg
ory, S. D., and gave it to the All Night
and Day bank to collect. He alleges
the institution to which he intrusted
the collection of the draft performed
that part of the transaction correctly,
but now refuses to turn the money
over to him. He wants the court to
compel-the bank to give him his $1500
and to pay his interest on it at the
rate of 7 per cent, from August 13.
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With the statement that her hus
band, P. Anlauf, a cabinetmaker living
near Hollywood, had been drunk ever
since their marriage several months
ago, Mrs. Anlauf secured a continuance
of her husband's trial from yesterday
until 11 o'clock this morning before
Police Judge Frederickson. The wife's
statement will be Investigated before
the hearing this morning..
The police have received several re
ports from neighbors of the Anlauf
household of repeated disturbances,
but Anlauf was not arrested until Sun
day when he fired a shot in the house
and is alleged to have threatened to
kill his wife.
William Oothout yesterday filed in
the superior court a suit for $3500
against George C. Perkins and all other
stockholders in the Karma-Ajax Con
solidated Mining company.
Oothout, who recently was given a
judgment against the Karma-Ajax
company for the amount for which he
now is suing, declares the judgment re
mains unsatisfied. He asks the court
to determine the relative amount due
him from each stockholder and to force
payment for him in that way. He
declares tho Karma-Ajax concern Is
capitalized, at $2,000,000, the value of
each share being placed at $1. He as
serts that practically all of the stock
has been sold. .
Pomona Times Publishing company—
H. H. Kinney, S. Storer, E. L. Kinney,
A. H. Kinney and M. G. Kinney, direc
tors. Capital stock, $30,000; subscribed,
$17,500. ' ■ V
Anchor Brokerage company—J. C.
Stafford, Karl K. Kennedy and L. J.
Newberry, directors. Capital stock,
$25,000; subscribed, $201.
Union Labor Co-Operative Mercantile
company—C. F. Grow, J. W. Brooks, W.
R. I'ammack, F. C. Htllyard and F.
B. Aaron, directors.
Hibbard-Munro company—L. R. I [lb-
bard. F. C. Munro, W. H. Hough, W.
I. Holland and Asa Keyes, directors.
Capital stock, $100,000; subscribed, $5.
Trumble Refining company—F. M.
Townsend, M. J. Trumble and A. J.
Guttler, directors. Capital stock, $10,
--000; subscribed, $3.
lathis sale at Uo-^less than the ma- M-W nnJvAmILiW^RBOJLDW—Y COR. 4TH. LmXSAMmUmmmt
terlal sells for. « ■« MaHtHJOrfL flurt•*»•» otrunti—mi wm.^w.itm^. ***« f7~"
Women's Sample *14
-to $25 Fall Suits $ 1 22
The settlement between the 'v?' —*v^ x .- '\ -m */• %
strikers and New York Suit iff , '^^3 .. jiiiiiMlffr l\/t O'Y% Q
manufacturers has thrown fall JL\\\\||([[|^MW-' 'kW^ia^^_Wj_\^ '*-*■*-*—'''* *^
business back into normal act- 'g______^__M§_\W' ■ SSni/^^/'y^ f*i •
ivity. In fact, there will be (WM ' W Iffllamts^f/' #l"/"» 2
greater action than ever — lost J» _^^T K^^aVr UJ **&* IV^
time will be made up. ./' CjU <-*??<^ $8.50 tO $ 10.00
V \ ;^te4. $8.50 toslo.oo
' One of the most prominent mak- /^vl^'Ji #i X^Wj^_W'/7??\ ' '-7
ers accepted the offer of our buyer WVa \1 A^^flß/ffl2\ Here are only two of the
for 170 beautiful new fall styles. L \V^ MJ?l_m\W/ \4k Broadway's lines of Men's
The price concession was so radical - Wjj^Xi^rMa^f / l W Clothing, but they represent
that in this sale today we suits fo" -r^gMTiiLjA 1 a good portion of the needs
mc: actual $11.50 to JJa suits tor \WRu TTrilPTOr*^^^i<<^«* Will ill ll \ <m r T I 1 _„;.- . ,
till™. ■ Wi^S^m If -\ lofI of Los Angeles men * ■
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Suits of Storm Serges, French, JW/ inn I JjP>^ k , \-**\ •'V ,J '/A pect to pay for your everyday
Serges, Cheviots, Basket Weaves, . ./*'/] ■■ ,' J . W ffl suit? Selling clothes like this at
Diagonals, Hairline Cheviots and /#7rf<sJl 1 i- *• * f // $8.50 and $10 is not ordinary.
Mixtures. Colorings seem to be . i'fUL^l '- , V ]•%/ /i The styles flt better than usual
prettier than in seasons past. De- ill il--- -^ f « \L^id the materials are better than ex- *
signing and tailoring combine to ///./;. J » &___[ nected and the tailoring Is won
make the most fetching styles ever HI I . ; J I fflttU, derfully good at the prices, ■
produced to sell from $14.50 to $25. | , Mlf jJJJIR A „ slzeg from 32 to 36 chest
Today $1...... II ||| flffllT^f MV measure. All alterations, if any,
100 < f.OTIS BROADCLOTH. T Ml | iPsWI |\ /Aft) . '— -
T1"™52,69 JgSS, $15 I ii'llVni ifs/iliW ~Men ,«Bath*2 65
AT $^.biJ COATS *J5 ■ Ifl 1 HflllW n F £ eh 2/ Ots
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friend winning I broadcloth has been 11') IIf:' :H 1 Bl'llHW Heavy weight Terry Cloth bath
oTSLafand used in the making «' \V.'\M 11 \ll robes-three different styles.
Stain weaves • <".'»>-« coats. Full ! W I ll UIU Girdle and tie to match. Price
black, blues and length ana fuU II .'* 11 I 11 I\l \\ $2.65. ri.'^
brown. Today— fitted. Half i< lined II . Will jl» 1111 I.
»263 ',:; with Belding's^atln. .; « ;,' Ull 111 lil M J^gj^g J ronW er *){!(%
St AND n.50 PETTICOATS , " 'fM MJL - -HK ■■''■'■ j-. jffl4VP H<>Se ' Pa,> U' ,' . 7
inn tWC ili^r j**^^ IVHHiiOßtLaXj^> Thls is our reticular brand—
These are of ginghams; good, service- vMMJff^ ' i\lfJKdMy>' known city-Wide for Its wearing
able Amoskenf? and Tolle de Nord gins- vm'iiSiiKj*l*"* IZmWjf' duality. Six pairs for $1.50,
hams. Stripes of blue and brown. Deep vWfiM« r,■ . ~"~ Ai—W ' eusiranteed for six months—
ruffled flounces. Sale today. 850. Sec- \ l*S . Wg7 *!?ft.«„ »""""■»—« '
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L I ———
James Butler, Survivor of Starv
ing Quartet, Adjudged Sane
James Butler,. the only survivor of
four fasting Holy Rollers, three having
died a few weeks ago, appeared before
Judge Monroe of the superior court
and the lunacy commission yesterday
on an insanity charge.
In answer to questions from the
judge, Butler said that he had starved,
himself because the Lord had com
manded him to do so. He declared his
actions were merely the result of hear
ing the "call" from the "power" and
answering It. He also admitted that
he now is eating "three square" meals
a day and gave the judge his promise
that he will continue to eat as regular
Although he still appears weak, he
asserted that he is quite able to take
care of himself, and declared his In
tention of going to a ranch he owns.
He was adjudged sane and given his
freedom, but the judge gave, the com
mand that he be kept in custody of
a deputy sheriff until he was placed
safely upon a car.
Butler Is one of four members of
the Holy Rollers who fasted for weeks
in a cottage in the Arroyo Seco, near
South Pasadena. They believed that
they would be rewarded by a gift that
would enable them to speak all j lan
guages. They went without food 38
days before being discovered.
His companions, a man, a woman and
a mere girl, all died as the result of
starvation they endured, and Butler
only now is practically assured of
life after remaining under. the care
of physicians at the county hospital
for several weeks.
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Seeking undisputed control of the
waters of the Santa Ana river and Its
tributaries'the Santa -Ana River De
velopment company, the Anaheim
Union Water company and the Santa
Ana Valley Irrigation company, allied
corporations, yesterday filed in the su
perior court a suit against James Long
and a score of other defendants, . in
cluding the Los Angeles Trust and
Savings bank. • ''?•'*
The plaintiffs allege that the right
to the use of the water Nof the Santa
Ana river and its tributaries is ex
clusively theirs because of long own
ership of alleged riparian rights and
declare that their property Is being
taken from them by the defendants,
who divert parts of the streams by
means of pumping plants. :
The court is asked to grant an in
junction preventing such further action
on the part of the defendants.
Six automobiles were before Po
lice Judge Frederickson yesterday , for
violations of the speed ordinances.
They were arrested Sunday afternoon
while on their way to the different
beaches by Motorcycle Officers Coe and
Gardner. J. R. Osburn, O. Johnson,
L E. Parker and J. W. James were
fined $25 each. Frank Peterson, who,
according to testimony, is a chauffeur
and was out on a "joy ride" at the
time of his arrest, making 40 miles an
hour, was fined $50. T. J. Randall,
another offender, pleaded not guilty,
but had a trial and was found guilty
and will receive his sentence this
morning at 10 o'clock. All the fines
were paid. '/ ■ ■'•'■','';
Park laborers are to be organized
into companies and moved about from
one park to another when occasion re
quires. This arrangement was decided
on by the park commissioners at their
meeting yesterday morning.
• There are times during the year when
the lawns do not have to be sprinkled
because of the rains and when other
parts of the ' parks do not require so
much attention. When these times
come it is planned to put the laborers
to work at permanent improvements.
Initiator of Fracas at Dance Has
200 Women Against Him
NEW YORK, Sept. 19.—The names
of more than 200 young women are
registered by the Bronx police as
complainants against George Greenly,
charged wtth assault In connection
with a fracas which broke up a dance
at a New York shore resort early to-
• Greenly, the young women told the
police, started a riot shortly after mid
night by using his fists against a ri
val. Before the police arrived four
men had been so seriously injured that
they will be in the hospital for many
days, while the incidental damage to
the women's gowns is estimated at
fully a thousand dollars.
When the police reached the scene,
all the uninjured male spectators had
disappeared, leaving the 200 or more
wtomen to shoulder the responsibility
of appearing as witnesses in court.
Title to Valuable Property in Sail
Francisco Cleared
puted title to a parcel of valuable
land along the ocean boundary of .this
city was adjusted late today by the
supreme court.
The land in question, a wedge-shaped
tract between -the last avenue 'of the
city and the Great Highway, was
claimed by the Sutro estate. The city
had deeded a portion of It to other
persons who. with the city; were named
as defendants in the suit. The land
is occupied by a number of road
houses which would have be^n closed
by a decision in favor of the defend
ant. The lower court gave judgment to
the Sutro heirs and that decision was
affirmed by the supreme court.
Poor Health Promises to Curtail
Statesman's Speeches
BOSTON, Sept. 19.—Following ' a
slight collapse at the conclusion of. a
political speech at Norwood Saturday,
it is - reported. United • States Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge may have to cur
tail his campaigning/this fall.
Senator Lodge has been in somewhat
poor health for more than a year, and
at the conclusion of an outdoor speech
Saturday he had a brief fainting spell
after retiring from the platform. He
had fully recovered last night, but the
effect of his strenuous work on the
stump thus far in the state campaign
has sapped his strength, and it is
believed he may have to g^ve up some
of his speaking engagements. -.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 19.— Light
ning struck the statue of Henry Clay
in the Lexington cemetery today,
shattering an arm and leg . of • the
figure. The memorial was unveiled In
July and took the place of a similar
monument which was struck by light
ning in July, 1903. \ ■ _
Part of the cost of $12,000 was de
frayed by a legislative appropriation.
The storm today was one of the heav
iest ever known here, and its total
damage is estimated at $50,000.
HUNTSVILLE. Term., Sept. 19.—Ed
Sherrod and J. F. Hewitt • were shot
from ambush and killed at Cook's
camp, twenty miles " north of - Hunts
vllle, 'Sunday morning ■
Need for More Advanced Phys
ical Training Develops Inno
vation in Mounted Game
(Special to The Herald)
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., Sept. 29.—
Pursuant to general orders from the
war department for severer physical
training for the soldiers of the Unit
ed States army, officers in charge of
Fort Sam Houston have devised »i
new athletic contest known as "The
Melee," which will be put on at Field
his hands with fingers outstretched.
The teams consist of squadrons of
twelve men each. At flrst these will
be picked men from the various squad
rons of cavalry. The teams firm"in
line at a distance of 25 yards on horse
back. They wear In addition to their
uniforms masks and plasterns and pon
pons six inches in length are securely
sewed to the top of the masks. At the,
firing of a pistol the squadrons gal
lop at each other and the team des
troying all the ponpons of its oppon
ents- wins the match. This contest, as
viewed by the rank outsider, looks
like a rough and tumble fight on horse
back, but It is said to develop the
highest qualities of horsemanship and
the greatest skill in offense and de
fense. _^ v,..'--.--
Another innovation is the mounted
wrestling match. In this contest the
soldiers are mounted on horseback
wearing khaki uniforms and olive drab
skirts. The contestants ride at each
other. No man is allowed to use
his hands with fingers .outstratched.'
The hands must be kept closed and
any man who fouls is dismounted. A
contestant is considered dismounted
when any part of his body touches the
ground. The men wrestle two on a
side with sufficient space to make them
safe from the horses' tramping. This
contest, too, requires some horseman
ship to carry through.
Commander in Chief Reports a
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Membership of 1,952,421
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 19.—The eighty
sixth annual .meeting of the sover
eign grand lodge of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows was called to
order in the hall of representatives at
the state capitol today. L. Kuykendall,
grand sire and commander in chief to
sovereign grand lodge, in his annual
report said that at the end of Decem
ber last the total membership, includ
ing subordinate lodge members and
sisters of the Rebekah lodge, * was
1 952 421
The total revenue for 1909, Mr. Kuy
kendall reported, ln round figures, was
$16,827,000; total relief, $5,326,000, and
total Invested funds, $49,511,000.
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