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BEGIN BATTLE FOR BALDWIN MILLIONS Girl Demands Recognition as Lucky's Daughter and Two- Ninths of the Estate COURT ACTION IS FILED Partitioning of the $11,000,000 Halted Pending Fight-Jury Trial Being Sought Beatrice Anita Turnbull Baldwin, through her g-uardian and his attor neys, yesterday filed In the probate department of the superior court the long expected contest over the distri bution of the estate of the late Ellas J. (Lucky) Baldwin, millionaire turf man. As the result of the action filed the petition Ira partial partition of the $11,000,003 estate of Baldwin, which caused the contest and which Is said to have been tiled to bring matters to a focus, has gone over until December 1, when the contest, according to pres ent plans, will be begun. Already there Is talk of further ar gument in the matter, it being under stood that the youthful litigant's at torneys desire a Jury trial, and that the two daughters who asked for a partial distribution do not. Miss Turnbull-Baldwin, through her guardian, Leo J. Maguire, asks for a (laughter's share In the estate, as she alleges she is the offspring of Bald win and Mrs. Lillian Ashley Turnbull. As guardian of "the estate of Beatrice Anita Baldwin and as guardian of the estate of Beatrice Anita Turnbull," Maguire "reserves the right to contest the alleged last will and testament of Ellas J. Baldwin ami the probate thereof." and he so answers the peti tion of Mrs. Clara Baldwin Stocker and Mrs. Anita Baldwin McClaughry. daughters of Baldwin, for the partial distribution of the estate of their father, that was filed in their behalf by Bradner W. L<xV. CLAIMS dIRI.. IS DACOIITBR Maguire recites that July 25 of this year lie was named the guardian of the estate of the young grfl who is be hind the contest and that he qualified lor Burh position August S. He then denies that Mrs. Zelba Selby is a daughter of Baldwin, and that she and the other petitioners are the only daughters of children of the dead horse owner, and declares that Beatrice Anita Turnbull Baldwin Is a legitimate daughter of the turfman, having been born December 7, 1893. Another unegation contained in the contest Is that in the last will and tes tament of Baldwin, drawn by Bradner W. Lee, Baldwin omitted to provide for the minor in whose interests the contest was brought. It Is asserted that the omission does not appear to be intentional, that as sertion being followed by another to the effect that Beatrice Anita Turn bull Baldwin Is entitled to two-ninths of the estate of her alleged father after all of the debts have he.en .satis fied, and that neither Mrs. Stocker nor Mrs. MeClaughry is entitled to a distribution of the property as they request. The formal allegations havliur reached an end, the equally formal prayer follows, the request for a de nial of the daughters' request for a distribution; the division of the prop erty ho that the young alleged heir Is given her rightful share; and that she be decreed the legitimate daughter of E. J. Baldwin, being Included. CONTRST HBOINS DBCXHBKR I Miss Baldwin and her guardian, Mr. Maguire, are represented In the ac tion by Isidore B. Dockweiler 'and Hutton & Williams of Los Angeles; Walter B. Grant of Boston, and Wal ter L. McCorkle of New Tork. They said yesterday that Miss Bald win and her mother, Mrs. Turnbull, Who left last Friday morning for Brookline, Mass., a suburb of Boston, presumably must be at or nearlng j their destination, as they have not heard to the contrary. Miss Baldwin ! was anxious to return to Brookline to | resume her studies. According to present plans, she will not return to Los Angeles until the beginning of . the contest December 1. The filing of the contest was made IB Judge Rives' department of the superior court. It waa in his court i also yesterday that nine sales of real- | ty In the Baldwin estate, aggregating slightly In excess of $40,000, were con firmed. They follow: H. T. Coffin, $18,000; John R. Eagan, $875; Walter P. Temple, $5100; Sydney g Smith and Edward C. Dunning, $2500- Charles A. Smith, $2500; Theo dore D. Komans, $1500; "W. V. Marsh burn, $4473.75: B. Frank Taylor, $3000; and Justina Moll, $3000. COURT HOLDS SUSPECTS ON CHARGE OF BURGLARY Lester Hoist and Robert Mclver Arraigned Before Judge Lester Hoist and Robert Mclver, ■who were taken Into custody last Sat urday by Patrolmen Lynch and Held of the University police station, were arraigned before Police Judge Cham bers yesterday on charges of burglary. Their ball was fixed in the sum of $1500 each, which they were unable to furnish. Albert Watson, who was ar rested at the same time, was certified to the juvenile court. Hoist and Mclver are jointly accused of robbing a cigar stand at Pico street and Maple avenue September 8, and also a restaurant at 316 West Washington street. TWO MEN FINED $20 EACH FOR JOY RIDE A "joy ride" of Sunday evening had Its sequel in Police Judge Chambers' court yesterday morning when E. V. Sturgess and J. W. Sturgeas were fined $20 each on a charge of taking an auto mobile without the permission of the owner, a misdemeanor. From the testimony, it appears, the two men took an automobile belonging to Lee V. Belden from a private gar age on Banning street and after rid ing about the city for several hours returned it, when they were arrested. They pleaded guilty to the charge. Judge Olin Wellborn on Bench in Court Room, New Federal Building 1 iiF^J HE V mm* '-■ ~**^t/ '^r I *f 1 w| |B ■■ at f*> X H I JJylitMftli R^M I PSUm WILLIAM 81. VAN DYKE, CLERK OF TH E COURT AND UNITED STATES COM MISSIONER JUDGE WELLBORN OPENS NEW FEDERAL BUILDING Flag Unfurled Over Structure. and Gavel Sounds for Order in Court Judge Olln Wellborn formally opened the Uulted States circuit and district courts jtesterday in their quarters in the new Federal building. At 9 o'clock a little party, headed by Judge Well born and Assistant Postmaster Dick son, ascended to the roof of thb build ing where a new flag lay furled and ready to be swung to the breeze. Stepping briskly toward the flagpole Judge Wellborn lifted his hat with one hand and with tho other deftly flung the silken folds of red, white and blue to. the wind. Turning to the assembly he said; < "When Mr. Dlshman Invited me to be present this morning I bargained with him for exemption from speech making. Now that 1 am here; how ever, I want to thank him for tho notable part In the exercises assigned to me; and I can say, without exagger ation, that I look upon It as one of the chief distinctions of a not altogether uneventful life. And now, as we give to friendly winds this emblem of Amer ican nationality, covered all over with imperishable glory, we can but ex claim, 'Flag of our country, wave on, wave ever, over a land of liberty and law and order.' " SESSION IN NEW QUARTER^ An hour later the gavel of Bailiff Ralph Dominguez sounded for order in the finished court -oom below, the ven erable Judge ascended the bench to preside at the first session held In the new court room and William M. Van Dyke, clerk of the court, assumed his duties. Throughout the bid building govern ment employes were stowing away the last articles of furniture to arrive and putting the various departments in order for the business of the week. The United States land office claims the distinction of being the first de partment to open its doors ior busi ness. Early in tho day throngs of per sons had visited the register and re ceiver on matters of business. United States Marshal Youngworth and Chief Deputy Slttell were their desks early and their corps of assist ants have put the big offices into shape for the transaction of government business. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INVENTORS GET PATENTS The Pioneer patent agency, Hazard & Strause of I<os Angeles, reports the following list of patents granted to Inventors of Southern California for the week ending the 20th day of Sep tember, 1910: Charles Eyton, Los Angeles, keyhole illuminating device; Eugene Fagan, Whittler, work support; William P. James, Los Angeles, protractor level; Spencer G. Neal and J. M. Childress, assignors California Brake and Air Valve company. Los Angeles, pressure regulating apparatus; August L. Mer chert, assignor one-half to W. F. reenleaf, Santa Ana, pipe wrench; William G. Odatey, Los Angeles, fly catcher; Ludwig Schon, assignor to S. Herllnger, Venice, pocket igniter; Vincent C. Ybarrondo, Los Angeles, wireless transmission devices for con trolling the movements of vessels. LOS ANGELES HERALD TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1910. ENTERPRISING MERCHANT WILL GIVE AWAY AUTO Desmond Offers Packard Limou sine as Prize to Visitors at Big Store A 1011 Packard limousine automo bile on display just inside the entrance of Desmond's clothing and furnishings store at Third and Spring streets will attract much attention today. The ma chine is a handsome one, worth a small fortune, and will be given away ab solutely free by C. C. Desmond, pro prietor of the store, who has arranged as novel a contest as ever has been held In Los Angeles, with this as the prize. Beginning today, every person who enters Desmond's will be given a tick et and asked to sign a register in order that they may be found readily. That Is all the effort on tho part of con testants necessary to get a chance on the big machine. Most contests have as their joker the provision that a certain amount of goods has to be purchased before the chances on tho prizes are given. Des mond's contest does not have this fea ture. As Mr. Desmond expressed it last evening: "Every person who wishes may come In, register his name and receive a number entitling him to a chance on this machine. One does not have to purchase a penny's worth of goods, ei ther." The machine is the new 1911 model Packard limousine, secured by Mr: Des mond from the Packard factory three months in advance of the regular time for coming on the market. It was rolled into place in front of the big store last evening and this morning is on display for all who wish to In spect it. BURGLARS ENTER POOL HALL AND STEAL $100 Burglars entered the J. P. McCormick pool and billiard hall at 542 South Spring street some time between 12 o'clock Sujiday night and 8 o'clock yesterday morning, rifled the cash register of $25 in small change and Btole $75 in gold from a desk. Entrance to the building was gained with a pass key. The cash register and desk were pried open. The matter was re ported to the detectives yesterday. Madelaine de Praise of 317% West Fourth street reported the theft of a set of opera glasses and a valuable ostrich plume from her room at that address during her absence Saturday night. NEW PAROCHIAL SCHOOL OF HOLY CROSS OPENS The new parochial school of Holy Cross church, which is being estab lished in a new building nearing com pletlon adjoining the church on Main street and Forty-seventh place, was formally opened yesterday morning with a high mass celebrated by the pastor, the Rev. T. F. Fahey, who preached a short sermon. More than 100 pupils enrolled yi day, bringing the present enrollment for the opening of the classes on uesday to 150. Six rooms will be opened, with four sisters from St. Mary's academy in charge. RETURN WHITING BABY TO MOTHER Court Decides That Foster Par ents Must Give Up 7- Months-Old Boy MRS. WHITING'S SAD STORY Woman Asserts She Stole to Pro vide for the Child When She Found Him An infant boy, 7 months old, and his mother, his would-be foster mother, their husbands and their friends all shed bitter tears yesterday before Judge Wilbur of the superior court, who waa asked to decide who should have the custody of the child. It was a pitiful story told by the real mother of the child, Mrs. Helen Whiting, who recently was placed on ' probation by Police, Judge Williams I after she had admitted her guilt in shoplifting from a department store, where she waa employed, and tearfully declared she stole only to provide for the baby, who was taken from her soon after its birth, and for wham she and Its father searched for months. She asserted that while she was un der the influence of chloroform, short ly after the infant's birth, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Enlove, gave her a paper to sign, only for her to learn later that she thus had given up all right to the baby. She declared her | parents would not tell her where the baby was taken, and that she and her husband, the father of the child, Homer Whiting, searched for months before they could locate It. Finally they ascertained, she stated, that the child had been given by her parents into the keeping of a home finding society for children, and that that Institution had placed it with a childless couple, with the privilege of adopting It at the end of a year. STEALS FOB BABY Thinking that work would steady her mind, Mrs. Whiting sought it, but all the time her thoughts were on the baby she could not locate. She began stealing little articles appropriate for a baby's wear, and in time was caught and arrested. She was quick to con fess her wrong to Mr.s. Aletha Gilbert, police matron, who told her story to the police judge, ,who in turn gave her probation. The Women's auviliary, No. 84, of the Order of Railway Conductors, heard of the plight of the girl-mother, for she is only 18 years old, and Mrs. F. A. Parr, chairman, and Mrs. G. H. Hollis and Mrs. Ruby Garber were named as a committee to aid her. Act ing under Mrs. Gilbert's direction, they traced the child to the Los Angeles Home-Finding Society for Children, they asserted, and finally they found it had been given, with the prospect of adoption, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Win nenberg of Pasadena. The foster-parents hnd become very fond of it, as had Mrs. Elizabeth Grin nell, a writer of the Crown city, who had directed the Winnenbergs to it, and they naturally objected to giving it up. So the case went to rnurt, where at first everybody was hostile, and where everybody wept when the young moth er who never had seen her child, clasped the fat, blue-eyed infant In her arms and cooed and cried over it. After that it was fairly easy for a settlement. The foster-parents admitted the real parents' prior right to the child and sadly said they would give the baby back They also presented the young mother with a Testament, which Is to be the property of the baby when he is old enough to read. They want to have a little say in the control of the infant for the next week, and will help Mrs. Whiting to learn how to care for it. At the end of the week the actual parents will have the baby ex clusively. _^- CASES OF MEN CHARGED WITH PICKETING SET One hundred and forty-two strikers, charged with violating the antl-picket lng- ordinance, appeared before Police Judge Frederlckson yesterday for the purpose of having their cases reset for trial When they were arrested all the cases were set for September 26, which was yesterday, and at that time they were to appear in court to have their cases set for trial. Several who had been released on their own recognizance failed to put in an appearance, while eighteen of the total number in court are in the city jail in default of ball. Thirty-seven cases were set for trial, starting from next week until March 23 next year. The remainder of the cases were continued until January 4, next year, at which time they will be set. Nine arrest%were made yesterday for picketing. _____ CHRISTY GIVES IN WILL MONEY FOR MEMORIALS The will of George W. Christy .of Los Angeles, 68 years old, who died September 11 In Boulder, Colo., was filed for probate yesterday in the su perior court by J. B. McLaughlin. Christy devised the greater part of his $20,000 estate to his sister, Mrs. Geor glanna Wlnn. of Boulder, but made provision for the establishment of a monument of granite in a cemetery in Philadelphia, where he wished to be Interred. On the four sides of the monuments are to be the inscriptions: "To the memory of my mother, Anna Rebecca Christy." "To the memory of my father, Robert Christy. To the memory of Amanda Shaw. To the memory of George W. Christy. COLLEGE SETTLEMENT REPORTS NURSE WORK In the twelfth report of the visiting nurses working under the supervision of the Los Angeles college settlement, 4073 persons received attention be tween December 1, 1908, and June 1, 1910 The total number of visits paid the sick was 17,093. The financial report shows the re ceipts to have been $7359.44 and the total disbursements to have been $7321.41, leaving a balance of only $5.1 a. A series of articles descriptive of the various cases attended by the nurses la embodied In the report. The superintendent of the work is Mrs. Nathan Weston. ftwnrfnrj fit ffimrnri J\j[ost Wonderful Handkerchief OIT " —Pure Linen—Embroidered L* J yJ —Pure linen Handkerchiefs that are beautifully embroidered. . —The illustration shows 7 of the patterns— note their elaborateness. —And the work is as perfect as the designs are exquisite. ...» « —Another business building scoop for Bullock's Handkerchief Department —this initial ad vertisement of "The Alpine Range" for today. 25c each. Sold separately. Pprrin Gloves ■======• A/I ore Room for r errin Uioves ninghams to Make i VI- en Cl , For Fall Wear v E^s^aricie New Fall Flanneli T~- ' —Dress Ginehams at —Right now is the time to -Most perfect fitting, most liii vard l Such pret- buy flannels for fall wear. comfortable most durable- 12* c; yari! and stdpes JL* p.«.r» Fu-ne^ ,un because of the extreme care ry d hecks dUU r red different color ««eata. nho Used in making them —Such a large variety. Really _Oat?n* Flannel*—Plain «nd fanny «, j . »»• <•!«■.« -„ - the most Important HHo weaves; very warm. A. strong —rerrin'g Suede Chevrette <,lo\e» *-.-i Gingham display we have been value. 100 yard. —Two large pearl clasps. mac*. able to mak(J . —Velonr Flannels—With rich, «e«o tan, mode, gray. —New Plaid Suiting 2Sc—Splen- colorings that look like and ar« P . rHn 12-button French Kid Gloves did for children's wear. A all warm M velvets. 150 yard. SSSO^-For % length sleeves. Black, great line of patterns. —Canton Flannel*—With soft, woolly white champagne, tan and gray. -New North building, main floor. face . dellcat. as the fine*, firm. white, cnampau today. close weave. 12Ho yard. North —"Don't merely wear . Gloves—Wear M building;. . Perrln Gloves." . BREAKS INTO JAIL TO ESCAPE FROM MORPHINE Connors Commits Breach of the Peace to Gain Arrest-Will Take Cure in Prison In order that he might be deprived of morphine, to the use of which he is addicted, C. E. Conners, a cripple, appeared at central police headquarters yesterday and requested Desk Ser geant McClure to lock him in Jail. Ho was told by the sergeant that he could not be placed in jail unless he had been arrested or was wanted on some charge, whereupon Conners became so boisterous about the halls of the build ing that he was arrested by Motor cycle Officer Coe on a charge of dis turbing the peace. He was arraigned before Police Judge Chambers. When asked how he pleaded to the charge, Conners shouted "guilty, your honor," at the top of his voice, which fairly shook the windows of the court room. Conners then told the court that he had been a habitual user of the drug for years and that the only way he would be able to stop it would be to be locked up In jail whero he could not get any of it. He requested that he be sentenced at once, but Judge Chambers continued his case until Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock when he will come up for sentence. In the meantime Judge Chambers will endeavor to make arrangements whereby the man can be given the drug cure during his stay in jail. It is likely he will be treated by police surgeons in the receiving hospital. DISCOVER AGED COUPLE NEARLY DEAD FROM GAS Landlady Saves Lives of Charles and Elizabeth Stewart With the gas turned on full force, Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart, 66 years old, and her husband, Charles T. Stewart, 65 years old, were found in their apart ments at 145 West Seventeenth street yesterday morning. They were dis covered by the landlady, who, detect ing the odor of gas while sitting in a downstairs room, started an investi gation which led her to the rooms of the aged couple. She effected an en trance to the room with a pass key and found the couple almost uncon scious from the effects of the gas. A small gas stove with a pan of water on it was on the floor. The tube which was attached to the- stove had been pulled off the gas jet, allowing the gas to escape. A call was sent to central police headquarters for the ambulance and the couple were removed to the hos pital. Mrs. Stewart was unconscious, but was quickly revived by Assistant Police Surgeon Carter. Her husband's condition was not so serious. Neither could give ;- coherent story of how the ga3 had escaped, but it Is thought that in lighting the gas stove the tube became detached from the Jet Stewart stated that he had arisen from his bed to light the stove to heat water. After turning on the gas, he says, he returned to bed. Thoy were removed tp the county hospital late yesterday afternoon. Mrs Stewart has been confined to her bed for six months by a chronic ailment. ACCUSE BOYS OF BICYCLE THEFT AT REGAL THEATER Charged with the theft of three cicy cles, three youths, ranging In age from 12 to 15 years, v.-ere arrested by fa trolmen oCe and Gardner yesterday. They were taken to central police headquarters, where they gave the names ol Roy Hamilton. 921 East Ninth street; Roy Accarey, 560 Towne avenue, and Willie Pascoe, 700 Ceres They were taken to the detention home later in the day and will have their hearing before the juvenile court The boys are charged specifically wltn the theft of three bicycles from in front of the Regal theater at Sixth and Main streets last Saturday. MAZATLAN MERCHANT DIES SUDDENLY AT HOLLENBECK Senor Jose Berumen Seeks Mild Climate Too Late Jose \j. Berumen, a wealthy general merchant of Mazatlan, Mexico, who had been in Los Angeles a week, died in his room ln^ the Hollenbeck hotel at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, acute chronic asthma being the cause of death. Jose L. Berumen, jr., a son, was with his when death occurred. Senor Berumen came here a week ago in search of health. He had been a sufferer from asthma for several years and, the malady becoming worse, he decided to try the Southern Cali fornia climate in hope of relief. He was attended by Dr. Q. Norton of Los Angeles while here and the latter, when notified of Mr. Berumen's death, made an examination and pronounced death due to chronic asthma. The body was taken to the undertaking firm of Sutch & Co. Later it will be sent to Mazatlan. The son left the Hollenbeck immediately after his father's body was removed and is stay ing with relatives here for a few days. MISS LEVEY DIDN'T REALIZE HER SPEED; PAYS FINE Three automoblUsts were introduced to Police Tudge Chambers yesterday on "speed ordinance violation" con plaints and fined $25 each. Miss Lena l^evey, a pretty girl, was among those charged with driving their autos at greater speed than is al lowed. She appeared nervous when she approached the bar and showed plainly that she was not a "regular" speeder. "I didn't realize I was going that fast," she saild, after the arresting officer Imd testified she was making 25 miles an hour in a twelve mil© dis trict. "But I'm guilty, just the same, and guess I will have to be fined, she added. She paid. Charles Cruthers of 1464 East Twen ty-second street said that he was not watching his speedometer at the time, but he paid a fine nevertheless. J. P. Ferrell pleaded guilty at once and paid his fine. Do You Want a Sunken Garden? Do You Want a Hill-Side Site? You can get contours, most fertile soil, and other advantages that will make the finest gar dens in the county at Verdugo Canyon. Beauti ful view, salubrious climate, finest natural parks in Southern California. Landscape engineers and artists will say Verdugo Cariyon is the place for you. 35 minutes to city by electric line. Large villa lots, low prices and easy terms. • You have only to see this property to say it is the most charming place. _' . nin mr r? <00 Union ait Bids, j Jno. A. PIRTLE xi. r«64s. A Too Large a Bank jUMhR. means a sacrifice of the personal relationship with IM B\ depositors; too small an institution means loss of / JrcSSal \ influence in the banking world. We believe this / mi&rtik \ bank is about the right size to best serve your in / RJ^Jt \ terests- Suppose you stop and ask US the reasoa / ■ 1» .-»»> \or our opinion. Merchants Bank and Trust Co. 207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY Editorial Section HOLLEHBECK MANAGER FINDS AN UNDERSTUDY Mowatt Mitchell Leaves Stanford Football to Work in His Father's Hostelry J<shn S. Mitchell, vies president an<J manager of the Hollenbeck Hotel com pany; president of the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit association; founder and former president of the Southern California Hotel Men's association and director of the Alexandria Hotel com pany, is to have a successor. At least he began the active training of tho man selected by him to take up hia numerous duties some time yesterday when his son, Mowatt M. Mitchell, late football captain and star of Stanford university, started to work in the store room department of the Hollenbeck Not that Mr. Mitchell Is going to re tire soon. Things will happen to any one who dares to suggest such a thing to him. But his son Mowatt has elect ed to follow his father in the hotel profession and Mr. Mitchell wants to have charge of the training. In the storeroom of the Hollenbeck the young man will learn values and the art of buying for a hostelry and will then go into the kitchen to get a thorough idea of this all important por tion of the hotel business. When he has satisfied his father that he knows enough about how the Hollenbeck la run to take charge at any time, young Mitchell will go to San Francisco, where a berth is awaiting him In one of the large hotels there. Mr Mitchell already has had some training In the hotel business. Two years ago he accompanied his father on a. trip over the United States, during which the larger hotels in the Principal cities of the country were visited and inspected. Last summer he toured Ku rope, making a special study of the hotel situation there. Now he Is ready for the practical side-the side which the traveling public sees very little of. but kicks about if It doesn't please the kitchen and dining room. He com^ menced work yesterday morning.