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ELEVATOR IN ON
DUTY IS HELD UP
Bandit Holds Revolver While Pal
Robs Operator in Crowd
ed P. E. Building
SECURE ONLY SIX CENTS
Police Hurry to Scene, but Rob
bers Escape by Rear Exits.
Took Desperate Chance
While more than a hundred persons
were passing: in and out of the Pnciflc
Electric building at Sixth and Main
streets shortly before 11 o'clock last
night two highwaymen entered the
elevator, pressed revolvers to the head
of John Jan wick, an elevator operator,
just before the second floor was
reached, and robbed him of 6 cents.
The robbery is one of the most dar
in that have come to the notice of the
police recently. The bandits —both at
tired In dark clothing and wearing
black derby hats—entered the build-
Ing, walked to the one elevator that
was in operation at that time and
Were taken upward. Almost immedi
atoly one of the men pressed a re
volver to the head of the operator and
commanded him to hand over his
money. Before the latter could comply
the second robber drew a revolver and
placed it against the head of the vic
tim and warned him against making
an outcry,
Janwick stopped '.he cage at the sec
ond floor landing and threw up bis
hands at the orders of the two men.
While one of the robbers held a pistol
to his head the other man searched
him. They found only a nickel and a
penny. Warning him to keep quiet,
they got out of the car on the second
floor, hurried down the corridor and
made their escape toy a rear entrance
on the Los Angeles street side of the
building.
The frightened elevator operator no
tified the night watchman, who in turn
communicated with the police. A doz
en officers in the auto patrol hurried to
the scene, but were delayed when a
tire of the auto blew out while the
driver wu making a sharp turn at
Fifth street and Broadway to avoid a
collision with a street car.
A careful search was made of all
floors of the building, but no trace of
the robbers could le found.
As soon as tho robbery was reported
to him Alexander C. Vignea, station
master, placed guards at all exits in
an effort to apprehend the men.
The detectives are unable to under
stand why the robbers held up the ele
vator operator, and say that the men
probably are amateurs and took the
desperate chances, believing that the
victim had recently received his month
ly wages and had the money with him.
WOMAN SHOOTS THROUGH
WINDOW AT NIGHT PROWLER
Relieving some, mysterious person Is
trying to harm her, Mrs. Margaret
Keardon, who Ifves at Winter and
Hicks streets, In the eastern section of
the Boyle Heights district, has appealed
to both the police department and the
sheriff's office to Investigate the cir
cumstances attending a visit to her
home by a mysterious man Monday
night shortly aljter g o'clock.
Mrs. Reajdon asserts that she was
alone with' her son, who 1s 8 years of
age, when she heard noises indicating
that an attempt was being made to
open window. She seized a revolver
and fired a number of shots, but missed
the burglar. Waiting half an hour, she
then went to a neighbor's home and
notified the eaist side police station. A
motorcycle poKceman was Bent to the
scene, but did not find the burglar. Th«
following momang footprints were dis
covered beneasth a bedroom window.
Yesterday Mdb. Reardon told Deputy
Sheriff Wright of the attempt to break
into her home. She said that her neigh
bors have seen, a man acting strangely
in the neighborhood. Some of them be
lieve, Bhe sayß,i that he Is the person
responsible for recent attacks on
women and their escorts. C. F. Tuttle,
a neighbor, last might substantiated her
statement that a man had been seen
prowling about the neighborhood.
I Want to Be
Shown
That* what they all nay.
They DON'T SEE how it's pos
sible for v* to give them $1* OK
K3O WORTH OF TAILORING
AND GOODS FOR ONLY $12.50.
And they keep on crying, "Show
me! Show me!" until they gee
nor SUITINGS and ire the
WORKMANSHIP we put Into our
clothes. Then they say, "MEAS
URE ME!"
If you want to he iliown, come
In and WE'LL CONVINCE YOU.
.if,
EVERY SUIT
GUARANTEED
Suits To Order
Scotch Tailors
J. SMITH, Prop.
330 S. Spring St.
Margaret Illington, Who Will Be
Seen Here in "Until Eternity"
OAi HP Jiii
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BILL MISS ILLINGTON
FOR LOCAL ENGAGEMENT
Leading Woman of 'Until Eternity*
Forms Stage Name from a
Geographical Location
It was in the year 1901 that theater
goers in New York saw the part of
the grypsy g-irl in "The Pride of Jen
nlco" being played with much flre and
dash by a young woman who was set
down on the program as Maude Light.
Next week the theatergoers of Los
Angeles will see the role of a woman
who has suffered deeply. In "Until
Eternity," being played at the Majestic
theater by Miss Margaret Illington.
The two actresses are the same per
son. In nine years this young woman
has risen from obscurity to the position
of one of the foremost women of the
American stage.
Miss Illington's real name then was
Maude Light, but when she was pro
moted to the second Important lady
in that same company, and even a still
shorter time before she was doing the
princess, which was the leading female
role, \vli«-never Bertha Galland was out
of the cast, it did not take this young
novice very long to learn that the
other players all were, more or less,
using Btage namts, so tho idea oc
curred to Miss Light that perhaps she,
too, should adopt a "norn do theater."
"But what shall I call myself?" she
inquired.
Al>OrTß OEOOKAPHICAI, NAME
That question was finally answered
when forthwith some Inventive mind
took the name of her native state,
Illinois, and her home town, Blooming
ton, and out of thi3 geographical com
bination formed Illington, prefixing
Margaret for euphony.
From "The Pride of Jennico" play
Miss " Illington passed to the stock
company at Daly's theater, appearing
In "Frocks and Trills," and later at
the same playhouse she'played Fleur
de Lis in "Notre Came."
E. H. Sothern next claimed Miss Il
lington's services fh "If I were King."
and she took the place of Cecilia Lof
tus, who was the leading woman, when
that actress fell ill. Another Important
engagement was in "A Japanese Night
ingale/ 1 which was also given at Daly's
theater. She was engaged to play
Henriette in the all-star cast revival
of "The Two Orphans" at the New
Amsterdam thpattr, New York, in 1904.
That samp year she created the lead
ing role in Arthur W. Pinero's play,
I"A Wife Without a Smile." This was
followed by her appearance in the role
of Mrs. Lefflngrwell in Augustus Thoma
s' comedy, "Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots."
Other roles played by Miss Illington
include her appearances in "The Lion
and the Mouse" during its long run In
Chicago and at the Duke of York's
r, London, with John Drew In
"His House In Order," and in "The
Thief," the play in which she was ap
ng at the time of her breakdown
in health two years ago which brought
about In r temporary retirement from
.stage work.
VICTIM OF GAS LEAK DIES
AT COUNTY HOSPITAL
Charles F. Stewart, 72 years old, a
tourist from Detroit, who with his
aged wife was found in an unconscious
condition In their rooms at 145 Wait
Seventeenth street Monday morning,
when gas from si broken connection
was pouring into the place, died in the
county hospital at 12:30 o'clock yester
day afternoon.
Stewart and his wife came to Cali
fornia a short time ago. The old man
was unable to stand the severe winters
of the north and decided to pass the
rest of his life In a more temperate
climate. The victim was heating
water on a small gas stove, when the
tubing slipped from the connection
and allowed the gas to escape. Neither
of the couple noticed the escaping pas
and were overcome before they could
summon aid.
Other roomers detected the odor
of gas and the old persons were found
unconscious. They were taken to the
county hospital soon afterward. Mrs.
Stewart soon recovered consciousness,
but her'husband never rallied
LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1010.
WHEATLEY RETIRES FROM
CONSOLIDATED LUMBER
General Manager of Corporation
Since Its Organization to
Enter Oil Business
W. T. Wheatley, who has been gen
eral manager of the Consolidated Lum
ber company from the time of Its or
ganization, has resigned that office and
will retire from that company and be
come vice president and director of the
Midway Five Oil company, in which
Mr. Wheatley is interested. Mr. Wheat
ley is \vell known throughout the Paci
fic coast aa one of its most efficient
lumber men.
Tho Consolidated Lumber company
was organized in 1905, and arose out of
consolidation of the Southwestern Lum
ber company and other lumber com
panies of Los Angeles and vicinity.
The organization was through the ef
forts of Mr. Wheatley, who hnd been
with the Charles Nelson company of
San Francisco for a great many years.
Under Mr. Wheatley's excellent man
agement, interests of the Consolidated
Lumber company have grown until to
day it is one of the largest lumber
companies in California. It handles
annually through its yard at Wilming
ton and its Los Angeles general office
75,000,000 feet of redwood and Oregon
pine and other mill products.
Mr. Wheatley has developed the lum
ber company with every possible mod
ern convenience for handling its busi
ness In the most economical and profit
able manner, and serves its numerous
patrons with the greatest possible speed
and efficiency.
The harbor lines at Wilmington, so
called, were established on July 1908,
and through the efforts of Mr. Wheat
ley the Consolidated Lumber company
procured MO acres of land, located on
Wilmington harbor, and have dredged
a channel some 3800 feet long, with a
depth of lß'.b feet at mean low water,
and a width of M 0 feet, with a turning
basin at the upper end of the channel,
which turning basin is 600 feet long
and 600 feet in width.
This channel enables the Consolidated
to handle its lumber directly from tho
ships and to save large expense there
by and ships have been brought two
miles nearer to Los Angeles by the
above channel. _
WILL OPEN NEW HAYWARD
HOTEL TO PUBLIC TODAY
The now Hayward hotel, fifty new
rooms added and the entire building re
furnished throughout, will throw open
its door* to the public this morning,
the last carpenter and decorator hav
ing finished work on the building last
evening. With the new addition the
Hayward now has more than 300 first
class rooms, must of which have baths
attached. It is among the leading com
mercial hotels in the west.
With the completion of the addition,
the building formerly occupied by the
Dußois & Davidson Furniture com
pany, and opening this morning. Pro
prietor Harry Fryman will keep open
to his friends between the hours
of IL' and 1 O'clock today.
Luncheon will be served in the new
Pompellan buffet in order that all may
be Kiven an opportunity to see the
room, plans for which were drawn and
executed by Mr. Fryman himself. l.t
is tho only buffet of its kind in the
United States, according to the pro
prietor, and he is proud of it. The
oilier storerooms in the new addition
will be occupied by a cigar store, a
barber shop and florist's shop. The ad
dition is modeled to accommodate the
commercial trade, all the rooms of tht
new addition being samplo rooms. The
rooms In the hotel proper, of which
there are 250, have all been refurnished
and ri <l (pr the opening today,
making it virtually a new hotel.
Mr Fryman has spent iii the neigh
borhood of J60.000 on the Improvements
thus far. and has more in contempla
tion.
NEW NATIONALISM
SGORESATPUEBLO
States' Rights Advocates in the
Minority at Irrigation
Congress
COMMITTEES ARE APPOINTED
Men of Forestry Service Meet
with Stockmen and Set
tle Differences
(Continued from Pan One)
great Importance of all Irrigation com
panies Installing a system of drainage
ditches.' I am today more In earnest
on this subject tha\i ever, because dur
ing the past year I have seen such a
system, and I understand the first In
the United States to be Installed, at
Barstow, *a the Pecos valley of west
Texas, • and Its workings more than
justify the positions that I have ad
vocated."
The change In public knowledge and
sentiment regarding the arid region and
Its future was emphasized In the paper
prepared by Dr. F. M Newell, director
of the reclamation service, and read to
the congress this afternoon. Mr. New
ell showed the first estimates of costs
and benefits were far too small; that
the government's investment in Irriga
tion amounts to nearly $60,000 000; that
the western country is developing by
leaps through the settlement upon this
land of hundreds and thousands of
families from the east.
SKILL TO FARM REQUIRED
Mr. well said In part:
Pioneering In Irrigated country or on a
dry farm requires more common horn,
more knowledge and more endurance than
In ordinary farming conditions, but to
the man who can meet these condition*
the results are far greater than would be -
attained elsewhere.
Successful irrigation Is not a lazy mans
way of farming. It means Intensive ■ cul
tivation and the use of brains with water;
in fact, the more brains and the less
water used the greater will be the suc
cess. More failures result from excess
of water than from deficiency.
Mr. Newell traced the work of the
federal reclamation bureau since the
passage of the reclamation act < eight
years ago. Investment in national
Irrigation now amounted to $60,000,000,
nearly all returnable, he said.
The wealth already produced by tMs
Investment in land values already ex
ceeded this by two to one, and yet tnis
was but the beginning. It was conserva
tive to stats that every dollar loaned by
the federal government would add three
dollars to the taxable wealth of the west. I
Ex-Gov. Joseph H. Klbby of Arizona
was chosen chairman of the resolutions
committee and W. J. McKee of Wash
ington secretary.
The committee appointed at the Spo
kane congress to arrange a Pan-Ameri
can irrigation congress reported prog
ress, but advised the congress that cir
cumstances made it Inadvisable to hold
such a congress in 1911. The commit
tee was instructed to continue its work.
• "Water, not land, is the present prob
lem of the west," declared Congress
man John A. Martin of Colorado, In
discussing public lands in state irri
gation districts. Mr. Martin spoke to
a resolution offered early in the day,
declaring that public lands under prop
er regulations could be Included in state
irrigation districts, and thereby add
millions of acres to the tillable acreage
of the western states.
Joseph B. Kibbey of Arizona was se
lected as chairman of the committee
of the congress.
Board of governors—Felix Martlnea,
Texas, and W. G. de Celle, Illinois.
Board of control—R. H. Faxon, Kan
sas, and Alva Adams, Colorado.
POLITICS INVADE CONGKJOIS
Politics developed rapidly tonight
around headquarters. B. A. Fowler,
Incumbent, has been mentioned for a
second term as president, but as it is
the custom of the congress to elevate
the first vice president, state delega
tions are falling into line rapidly for
R. E. Twltchell of New Mexico.
For chairman of the board of gov
ernors R. Insinger of Spokane is the
only candidate in the field, while the
present secretary, Arthur Hooker, will
probably be re-elected.
No less Interesting is the contest for
the hoonr of entertaining the 1911 con
gress. For two days the contest has
been between Chicago and Reno, but
tonight the race was enlivened by the
entrance of Los Angeles and St. Louis.
Chicago already has lined up several
states In its support, the latest addi
tion being Kansas. Los Angeles claims
the support of the coast states, and
though a late entrant the California
delegates are optimistic.
Nebraska and Kansas tonight made
their positions clear on the state rights
question when those delegations au
thorized the sending of telegrams to
W. J. Bryan commending him for his
able exposition of the doctrine of fed
eral control of Interstate water.
William E. Smythe of San Diego,
known as the father of the Irrigation
congress, spoke of "The New Gospel; a
Little Land and a Living." He said In
part:
In the last twenty-five years we have
become a town-dwelling people. The col
onization of the future outrht to be di
rected largely to the settlement of lands
lying close to large cities. These should
be divided into very small areas and
brought under greatly diversified cultiva
tion. The settler's aim should be inde
pendence and contentment rather than
speculation and sudden riches. Under
such conditions the advantages of city
life will be mostly within reach of the
man on the soil. Wo shall have a new
type of citizenship— garden farmer.
And a new kind of community—the gar
den city.
This Is a work In which the govern
ment ought to take the lead, at least to
the extent of educating- our people In
these new forms of social and agricultural
life. There must be refuge for great
numbers of people who are crowding each
other to the point of suffocation in the
trades and professions. And there Is no
refuge but the land.
To make the land ready for the people
and direct the current of colonization into
good channels is as much the legitimate
work of government as the fostering of
manufactures by a protective tariff, or
the encouragement of the merchant ma
rine by subsidies. It Is as important to
organize the armies of peace as to build
great navies for the possible emergency
of war. The Interests of social Justice and
social peace alike demand the attention
of the government to this work of do
mestic colonization. The United States
had no time to lose If it would deal with
this problem to the best advantage.
DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
OCEAN PARK, Sept. 27.—Mrs. Anna
AT. Jarmuth died at her home, 127
Brooks avenue, today after a long ill-
She was 52 years of age. The
body vu shipped to ht<r former home
at Toronto, Ohio, for interment. MrH.
Jurmuth is survived by a husband and
sister.
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COUNCIL DISCUSSES
DISPOSAL OF WATER
City Will Have 18,000 Surplus
Inches to Enrich 135,000
Acres Contiguous
irantlnned from P««» may
only a scattering portion, of the inhab-
itants or of the land in a district, the
distribution system will have to be as
extensive and almost as expensive as
if it were built to serve the entire
area, thus involving an improper ex
penditure and an undue burden on
those using or supplying the water.
•'As the area contiguous to the city
upon which the water may be applied
is greater than that which the water
available can adequately serve, and as
it is important to the city to promptly
market its water and obtain revenues
therefrom, it will be economically
proper to hold in reserve water for
land not promptly paying for it, which
land would be greatly benefited there
from in a speculative way and without
cost Such a procedure would prob*
ably prevent other districts which are
willing to promptly pay for water from
being supplied at all. Nor would it
be fair to permit one living in a dis
trict, who is subsequently willing to
pay, to afterward take a portion of
the water previously bought by nis
"If it is accepted that when a dis
trict is supplied with water, both the
distribution system and the amount
of water therefor must be ample for
the entire area, then some plan should
be devised for dealing with organized
districts having power to contract with
the city under the federal, state and
municipal laws."
Walter J. Trask, who also discussed
legal phases of the matter, suggested
that to remove any doubt that the city
could regain any water it might lease
should the city want it, conditions
should be put in the contract that the
consumer relinquish his rights when
the city needed the water. He also _re
ferred to the formation of water dis
tricts and declared that it would be a
good plan to have the territory that
was to be supplied with water within
the city limits before the water was
distributed.
Leslie R. Hewitt, former city attor
new and now special counsel for the
harbor, was of the opinion that the ter
ritory to be served with water should
be that adjacent to the city and cap
able of absorption by annexation. He
declared it was the duty of the city of
flclal* who distributed the surplus to
put such safeguards in the contracts so
that when the water was required by
public necessity It could be taken back.
The ultimate solution of the problem,
he declared, would depend on these
safeguards.
O E. Parish, representing the Los
Angeles realty board, declared h<s
would never favor disposing of the
water to consumers outside the city at
the same rate Los Angeles had to pay
to bring it here. He said the city
should get all it could from this sur-
Another meeting will be held Thurs
day night, and the program committee
asked the various civic organizations to
send representatives to discuss the
question. The chamber of commerce,
Merchants and Manufacturers' associa
tion, Municipal league and Labor coun
cil were invited to speak Thursday.
W. B Mnthews, attorney for the aque
duct will lead the discussion. After
Thursday night it is planned to hold
but one meeting a week.
PIANO DEALER FINED
RAN BERNARDINO, Sept. 27.—Fred
Memory, formerly of thia city and a
well known Dlano dealer of Riverside,
wai arrested here today charged with
selling pianos without a license. C. E.
Stubbs, a local music dealer, swore to
the complaint. Memory was fined $26.
He sold a piano.
Slpenqih
H Resources $15,000,000.00 |
■ Sound methods inevitably pro- New Depositors |S9
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The ever increasing financial ltlUSJ ar llllS ■
nrmm strength of this great Bank is a Month grews
|m natural' growth—the outcome of Sept. l 67 | 47j
Ball sound banking methods continu- Sept. 2 48 ,8888
■ ously observed for twenty years. Sept. 3 (Sat.) 37 |«|ff
This institution has the public |j«£ 5 ™- ftj
confidence, and merits it, as cvi- St . pt ; 8 60 P 3**
■ denced by the Thousands of De- Sept. 10 (Sat.) bi ■
positors who bring their funds to Sept. 12 78
, , "the Bank with the Efficient Ser- {££ 1a **
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your account here? Sept. 16 60 g&fi
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IffiSl ■•Term" deposits "Special Ordinary" gopt 2 2 60 ' «■!«
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Pfll per cent per annum, oheoked agaln»t Sept. 23 ■ « | 1
■ Thoy Interest at deposits may a Sept. 24 (Sat.) 37 Kgßl
per cent per annum. checked against Sept. ZS 45
They are exempt without presentation Sept. 24 (Sat.) 37
from taxation. In- of Pan Book. In- Sept. 2« 67
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