WITNESS SAYS HE WAS
TO RAISE CAR BILLS
Bayfield Testifies Secretary Blue
Island Company Ordered Him
to Increase the Figures
CHICAGO, Sept. 23.— Ttotimony di
rectly charring: F. H. Niles, president
and William FarMLgfter. secretary of
tho Blue Island Car Equipment com
pany, with paddins and fraudulently
charging car repair bills made out to
tho Illinois Central railroad was given
this afternoon in the municipal court
in the progress of the so-called car
Arthur Bayfleld, general clerk of the
equipment company, WM the witness
who told of the alleged practtoej by
which the railroad was mulcted of
"I became an employe of the Blue
Inland Car company in the summer of
8B07," related Bayfleld. "Soon after,
Secretary Farragher took me into his
private office and theft he went into
the office of President Nile?. He left
me in the outer office and every once
in a while he would come out with a
few bills and direct me to make spe
cific changes In them.
"My instructions were that I was to
make all Illinois Central car repair
bills average $275 each, regardless of
what figures were on them when they
mine to me. I fixed up about twenty
in fill some of them being raised from
less than $100, a few from only a few
STRANGE NEW-MADE GRAVE
CAUSES SUSPICION OF CRIME
Secretive Armed Men in Gila
County Prior to Murder
PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 23-Just one
month preceding the murder of Free.
Kibbe and Albert Hillpot at Stapc sta
tion, Gila county, by James Steele am!
•William Stewart, a hunting party or
ten Phoenix men stopped ■with StecU
and Stewart at the station.
It was noticed they were non-com
municative and always wont armed,
even when poms after water. A new
ly opened, unoccupied grave was found
on the hillside.
No questions were asked, but specu
lations were rife as to thr reason for
the ready-made prave. Since the mur
ders were reported, Phoenix men are
wondering if another crime were not
DIAZ ENTERTAINS 7000
AT BALL AND RECEPTION
Affair Most Notable Event of the
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 23.—The most
brilliant and costly social event in the
history of Moxico took place here to
day when 7000 persons were guests of
president Diaz at a monster reception
and ball in the national palace. The
affair proved to be a most notable
event of the centennial of independence
celebration. The electrical decora
tions surpassed anything of the kind
ever before seen In the capital.
Thirty-nine nations were represented
in the brilliant assembly. People who
did not own their private conveyances
and who had neglected up to today to
engage them, were compelled to pay
aa much as $100 for a carriage to take
them to the palace.
BELIEVE SPOKANE MURDER
IS BLACKHAND MYSTERY
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 23.—Murder
bearing the marks of a black hand
mystery was committed here early to
Following the reports of three revol
ver shots the body of a well dressed
Austrian was found lying f.-ice down
ward in a clump of trees. Tho slayer
had already disappeared, but the im
prints of his hobnailed shoes were
traced for more than a block.
The victim wca a man SO years of
fig'- No papers could be found re
vealing the man's name, but the dis
covery of money in his clothing pre
cluded the theory of robbery.
TRAIN DECAPITATES AN
An unidentified man, about &5 years
old, was run over by an outbound
Santa Fe train of the San iDego line
at the East Seventh crossing shortly
after midnight, and decapitated.
The body was taken to the undertak
ing establishment of Pierce Brothers
and the coroner will hold an inquest,
probably tomorrow, to determine
■whether it is a case of suicide or acci
The victim evidently was a laborer.
The man was smooth shaven and had
light brown hair. The body was at
tired In dark clothes.
NAVAL MILITIA ROWERS
FORM BIG ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK, i~ept. 23.—Delegates and
racing crew of the Naval Militia of
New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio and South
Carolina, who are in the city preparing
lor the naval militia regatta on the
Htiilson river tomorrow, nave formed
a permanent organization, named the
Naval Militia Boat Racing associa-
All tli> states having naval militia
nre i lsbo latlon and
the • states will send i to a
convention which will be held in Wash
ington next February.
YUBA COUNTY FARMER SHOT
FATALLY BY HIS STEPSON
YUBA CITY, Cal., .Soft. 2,l.—Jtffer
eon Thomas, a v.o;l known larmer of
Yuba county, wa shot and probably
fatally wounded tod.iy by Amos Hunt,
lila stepson. Tlio i hooting occurred on
the Thomas ranch, nine mllea from
AVlicatland, and followed a quarrel <>\< r
the distribution < I propi rty. Hunt
Thomas five tinns with a revolver.
Hunt was arrested.
Be Sure to Hear
THEODORE A. BELL
In Temple Auditorium
Great Rejoicing on N. Spring Street
Two Great Facts Have Been Established This Week. First: The Big Walter Harris Company Remains in Its Present Location.
Second: The General Postoffice Will Positively Open Its Doors to the Public on October 5, 1910.
This Morning, Saturday, September 24, at 9 a.m. Sharp, the Balance of My Entire Stock Goes at Any Old Price
This Big Store Carries Over $10,000 Youths' Suits and Overcoats. Everything in the House Must Go. Sale Positively Opens This Morning at 9a. m. Sharp
Cash Must Be Raised Today
Walter Harris Clothing Co. Is the Store Crying for Help
142-144-146-148 North Spring Street—Between Franklin and Court
1000 Men's $15 Dress Suits on Sale Today $2.45 | 500 Men's $20 Suits $4.45 | $25 and $30 Men's Suits $6.75 1 $18 Box Overcoats $4.45 1 100doz.Boys'25cHose6c
1000 Dozen Arrow or Silver Brand Collars at 5c a Dozen | , THE BIG STORE THAT IS CRYING FOR MONEY
!^^™:.::n% Iffig-".::1ffig-".:: S£ I zß^™K£ \ 5H^Sa^..TsS ISiFH^^^
any m t\ dutptt TTOR OVERCOATS SUITS US I BIG FIRM CARRIES 4000 MEN'S SUITS ' i
80, Overcoat, $25 to »ABLfg£ S2^ SWKS^JIS^ - Cravenettes. Over- Every piece „,. Clothin, ,n the house, Tron, counter to counter, must M 6 o ld out In three flays. BroKen suit l.nes;
coats of all descriptions, which will go at any old price. Sale opens 9a. m. sharp. | values up to $40. Our price $8.4,,.
,00 >•«>. Stiff Shirt, AH Si«,, »c Location I, Bad, but I, WiU P., You to Com. \^^^^S§o. '"""" "Sit!, » ''SZZSSS JS?* *"
Z2TJZSS ?.^r::::::::::::::::::::::::S £ 52Ti2S2r?&^=2l —. -«— —«-* — mansr<rA«NS rtxfltaaafia '
2Bc Shlnola Brushes, while they last Bo All-Wool Underwear goes at Just what It will bring. in stock. Just come down and make wort h up to $14. Make us an offer. »
,_.._. a»rw TiETO -"-IP nAT« nNIT tin an offer Bale Opens TIUB MOKNING at • »'Clock Sharp. ,
Bale-Opemi THIS HOItMNO *t 9 o'clock Sharp. BAMS TOASTS rE PATS ONLY . us an oner. *^ „ ,
This is a Bankrupt Stock and must be sold, and sold quick. Price makes no difference. Good salesmen can find work at good salary. Apply to Mr. Ripley, office.
stetson Hat., mi shades. WALTER HARRIS CLOTHING STORE IS THE PLACE THAT WENT BROKE *2m worth of BO ys• a.*.
but^roken sizes; values , 142-144-146-148 IS THE NUMBER—ON NORTH SPRING STREET ' ISJ^^S^BhSfS
/-» r> • *-? *c Between Franklin and Court and near Court. DON'T BE MISLED. There are lots of sales In this end of the city, so make no mistake and look for the,number and the on gale at B9c . (1 50 noys .
One .Price, $^..» name across the top of the building, marked . Hats at 35c. 8 o'clock thl«
, ociock sharp this mom- WALTER HARRIS CLOTHING COMPANY mornlng >8 th*hour- ' :
Ing is the hour. __^^_____^____^_^_______ ________^ ———^— —__————— ""— ' "
Ascot Shirts, Gold Brand,, Monarch and Manhattan; also the most ceie- Men's Corduroy $25 Suits, $8.46. 600 pairs Men's Patent Leather Dress Thougands "knars' w^rth £f unlotfmade flothtn^all goes at 25c on the
brated stock of Dress Shirts made In the United States. AH bo on sale at Shoes, worth $6, one price, $2.16. 1000 pairs Men s $1.60 Khaki Pants, 65c. dollar _ pach bearing the union label. Anybody interested in Men's Clothing
25c on the dollar. ,76c Men's Dress Shirts at 19c. Today, 9a. m. sharp. Thousands of dollars' worth of odds and ends at 10c on the dollar. don't fall to attend this sale.
Los Anceles has been swept by sales which are supposed sales but never in the history of this' country will a sale like this occur again. The doors will open at 9a. m. sharp. There are goods here for
every man, woman and child. A harvest for the poor and rich alike. WALTER HARRIS CLOTHING CO., the man with' his name over the door.
Pricn^t-To^ocrt^mring" 0^ UP " 50 ' '"" 86' 87 "* 38 ' °Pa I a^n^erwe^'afßa &£.* "*' Th°USand3 ****** '"T^"^ "'JESS Z S JlXTrnZ7^.^c %-'&&?"*""•
Walter Harris Clothing Co.
IS THE PLACE 142-144-146-148 North Spring Street Between Franklin and Court
ON THE RIOHT-HAND BIDE OF THE STREET, with an 80-ft. Front. Our Windows Are Repainted Half Way Down. Look for the Name Across the Top, Then Tou Can't Make a Mistake. SALE OPENS THIS MORNINO »
$100,000 Merchandise at Your Own Price SHARP, AND LASTS THREE DATS ONL.T. MR. HENRY K. RIPLEY, in Charge
$ 100,000 Merchandise at Your Own Price MR. HENRY K. RIPLEY, in Charge
G. A. R. POSTPONES ACTION
ON LEE STATUE DISPUTE
Rejects Proposition to Pension
Veterans $1 a Day
ATLANTIC CITY, Sept. 23.—After a
warm debate of more than three hours,
the national encampment of the G.
A. R at its final session this afternoon
Indefinitely postponed action on the
controversy over the placing of the
statute of Robert F. Lee in Statuary
bail. The vote was 133 to 102, a small
total, compared with the vote of SB7
cast, for commander-in-chief yester-
The encampment rejected the propo
sition recommending that congress be
askod to grant each Union veteran a
pension of $1 a day for life, but in
dorsed the McCumber bill now pending
in the senate relating to widows' pen
It was recommended that the pen
sions for veterans 66 years old, be in
creased from $12 to $16 a month, 70
years of age from $15 to $20 and 75
years of ago, from $20 to $24 a month.
FOR AN ACTIVE CAMPAIGN
The Prohibition City Central com
mittee helil its regular monthly meet
ing at 212 Bryson block last night.
Plans for a city campaign were dis-
I. It was agreed to change the
titutlon In December so that
unpalgn could be carried out on
in lines. A committee of
twenty-five members then will be ap
polnted from which the officers of the
organization will bo elected.
Fifteen hundred dollars was raised
at the recent convention of the Pro
hlbltionistß in San Jose. The money
for the purpose of further
ing the Interests of an automobile
of the state and tho distri
bution ot new literature en route. The
tour will i Angeles with
in a !• W day., tor S.in !•'] incisco by
the coat returning to Los Angeles
through the Ban Joaquln valley.
MINER DROWNS IN FLOOD
FROM UNDERGROUND STREAM
SEATTI>E, Bept. 23. — Occidental
mine No. 8 at Palmer, BO mllea south
east of Seattle, was flooded '
day by t!,- <■ body of
i released by a. miner's pick. The
miner wu drowned and 17 comrades
Georgo Brlnn, working In chute 25,
;; bis pick into a face of coal,
i.ikl water spurted out. A moment
later a torrent burst through the wall,
overwhelming Brlnn. Seventeen other
rs fled tn the surfai c.
Mine experts believed the torrent
from an underground river fed
from mountain streams.
LOS ANGELES HERALDi SATURDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 21. 1910.
VALLEYS OF ATASCADERO
ECHO TO CANNON'S ROAR
Contending Armies Engage in
CAMP ATASCADERO, Sept. 23.—A
battle in which a blue force under Col.
Charles St.J. Chubb, convoying an
ammunition train of fifty wagons
through Devil's Gorge in the moun
tains to the west, hold its position
against a much larger red army under
.Col. Charles W. Mason, until the train
had passed through the gorge and es
caped, but in which the blues lost
half their men and had their four field
guns captured, and a tremendously
realistic demonstration of war in its
grim earnestness by a rain of burst
ing shrapnel from three batteries of
artillery, kept the mountains and val
leys of Atascadero echoing and re
echoing from early morning today un
til sundown with the din of battle.
Rolling Infantry fire, sputtering of
machine guns, the rushing of a trench,
a charge by the cavalry, the creaking
and rattling of a mile long mill.- train,
the dramatic capture of a battery and
lati r in the day the salvos of shrapnel,
made the day's operations the most
spectacular of any that have taken
place during the army manuevers.
STUDENTS IN LOS ANGELES
HIGH HOLD AN ELECTION
The house; of representatives of the
student body of the ix>s Angeles high
school met for the first time thjs term
Thursday. All business except the
election of offli ers was postponed. The
officers elected were:
George Clark, president; Miss Eliza
beth Duncan, Vice president; Miss
Malinda Feay, seen tary; Homer Mar
tin, teacher of German, was elected to
fill the vacancy cau ed bj the retire
ment of it. c. Danleli ai treasurer. Hs
is now vice principal "f the Manual
Arts high school.
The senior A class will have a mett
Monday afternoon to elect officers and
the staff of Blue and White.
TAFT LEAVES CINCINNATI
FOR WASHINGTON TODAY
CINCINNATI, Bept. St.— President
Tiffs visit to Cincinnati will end Hat
urday afternoon, when ho leaves for
AVashington to meet the members of
his cabinet fur a series of important
conferences. Today the president
visited Woodward high school :mil
made a little speech on the democracy
of public Hchool education.
Mr Taft was graduated ™ the
Woodward high school. He
stopped nt the House of Kefuge and
addressed nn audience of wayward
BINDS WILL BLARE AT
Committees Arrange Program to
Celebrate Dedication of
New Federal Bldg.
Four bands have been engaged for
the celebration on October 6 In con
nection with the opening of the new
federal building. The announcement
was made at yesterday's meeting of
the citizens' committee, which is ar
ranging for the celebration. All the
subcommittees were made permanent
yesterday and the other details in con
nection with the affair worked out.
The chairman of the committee is
Milton Carlson. J. Mills Davles is nec
retary. The chairmen of the various
Reception, Postmaster Harrison: ad
dresses, Dr. C. S. James: publicity, J.
Mills Diavies; finance, J. Henry Le
Sage; music and decorations, R. I,n
mar Price; platform and seats, R. W.
Pierce; Invitations, Garner Outran;
transportation and banners, R. B.
It waß announced on authority of
Postmaster Harrison that the 600 em
ployes of the postofnee had been giv
en permission to co-operate in making
the celebration a great sueres.s.
Two features of the program ar
ranged for yesterday in adldtion to
the bnnds were the La Oinquantaine
trio, which will play in the United
States courtroom and Mrs. M. Q, Qoß
zales, who will sing "The Star Span
Tiie.re will be another meeting of
the committee Monday morning at
9:30 at 147 North Sprint? street.
JAPANESE AND WHITE GIRL
FIND IT DIFFICULT TO WED
OAKLAND, Cal., Sept. 23.—Itayda
Reed, an 18-year-old white girl, and
Kunio Toda, Japanese, who were ar
rested yesterday* after they had fled
from Salt Lake in search of a city
where they would ho allowed to marry
were released today and will continue
on their way to Seattle where they
hope to find kindlier laws and pastorH.
In response to a telegram sent by
Captain of Detectives Peterson to the
Blrl's father yesterday, the following
laconic answer was received this morn
"Girl of a&e. If any law put them In
3all' "JAMES REED."
~ Hl» KICK
"But why do you talk of getting a
divorce; you told me yourself that I
make biscuits just like your mother
used to make?" ' ■ ,"
"That's the "—Houston Post.
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The AMERICAN BOY SCOUTS will go into camp today at Venice and remain through Sunday.
50 A-Tents Coyer the Camp Grounds
The Scouts' camp will resemble a regular After breakfast, church services will be con
army camp. Mess will be served along army ducted at the camp, Chaplain Geo. W. ; Wilson
lines. % . of the Old Soldiers' home officiating.
Instructions _ _ .
in swimming, rowing, life-saving and camp .T lag JtV.aiQing
£ ccs W ™ £ 63. 'a? nS«.' S £& Sit To Uraa ,t after **" bet^ean two Sco.
sounded at 9p. m. , armies. Relay Government Dispatch Race.
Dress Parade Sunday Afternoon at 2:30
Review by Gen. Chaff cc and Business Men
2 BANDS SUNDAY AT VENICE
EXAMINER BOYS' BAND—VENICE OF AMERICA BAND ***
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L A. Chamber of Commerce Picnic Today
at Venice. Speaking, Auditorium, at 2p. m. Races and Snorts on Pier at 2:30 to
day. Special Tickets on Sale at Los Angeles Pacific Depot.
Take Los Angeles-Pacific Cars at Hill St. Station
or Along Hill and Sixteenth Streets
Herald Want Ads Are Best
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