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TO MAKE GRIFFITH PARK ACCESSIBLE Will Enhance Natural Beauty of Mountain Scenery and Open Tract to Automobiles FORTY MEN ARE PUT TO WORK Superintendent Shearer's Report Shows 4 Miles of New Road and Many Improvements Beautiful Griffith park, the 3015 acres of mountain and valley donated to Los Angeles by Griffith J. Griffith, is being made accessible to the public Already five miles of road havo been constructed, although this work was not begun until late last Juno and as much more is to be dono If tho park department's finances will permit. It has been one of tho alms of the present park department to enhance tho natural beauty of Griffith park and put It In such shape that It could be visited by automobiles and other ve hicles instead of muuntain climbing parties only. This has been one of tho pet projects of Commissioner J. B. Lip pin jott and he is devoting most of his spt-re time and much of his engineer ing; skill to tho work. Frank Shearer, park superintendent, macie a report to the commission yes terday showing some of the work that has been accomplished In the last few months. In part, his report follows: "In June. 1910, preliminary surveys were made, lines and grades estab lished, for the purpose of constructing an extension of Griffith Park drive, ttartlng nt a point about one and one fourth miles north of the ostrich farm, leading around the foothill slopes at the north end of Griffith park meadow, following the line of the Los Angeles Water company's main conduit, north to the river Hats, winding along the course and recrossing the stream at four points on rustic bridges. This por tion of the drive Is In a regular Jungle of dense shade, festooned with grnpo vines, clematis, etc., producing a sren- Ie effect that would be hard to dupli cate In any other part of Southern California. FORTY MEN AT WORK "In June, 1910, through the cour tesy extended by the board of public works, twenty head of city stock were secured from the aqueduct department, so that by July 1 the work of road construction was in full swing and an average force of forty men and ten toiims has been maintained for a per iod of three months. The services of Mr F A Brown, one of the best of the aqueduct forman, were secured for this construction work. "Thorn have been Imllt three anl three-fourth miles of new road of an avcrige width of 22 feet, costing nbout $1250 per mile, nnd one and one-fourth miles of former drive widened and re constructed, Ht a cost of $1670 por mile. The reason for the Increased cost of reconstruction, being that when the nqueduct resumed work we returned their mules nnd twenty head worn rented at $11 per hoad per month. The greater portion of this road was built on the mountain side. "There Is much work to be dorm on the remaining portion of Griffith Park drive before It will be satisfactory for public travel. About four miles of road between the southeast entrance and the ostrich farm have to be widened from twelve feet to twenty five feet. The present line of this road haft been formerly established without much regard for economy of construc tion or grade, and it Is estimated that the widening and reconstruction will cost about $240 a mile. "The remainder of the Griffith park npproprlatlon will be used In Improv ing tho wator system, together with the general maintenance of the park and upkeep of roads already constructed. Provision has been made for a force of twenty men and eight head of stock to extend roads and trails during tho fis cal year. OVLT NKKDfI WATER "■Regarding routes that would give easy access to the higher elovatlons In the park—two roads are possible of construction on the west side, two on the south side and one on the east sldo. An easy grade could be maintained and tho probable coat would not exceed $4000 a mile. The present road, which Is designated Griffith Park drive, ter minates In a temporary loop near the northwest corner of the park. Tho owners of the land adjacent have under consideration the granting of a right of way to the county, this right of way lying between Griffith park and the Cahuenga pass, leading to "West Holly wood, forms a link In the proposed scenic drive. "As Orlfflth park will in the near future be a fair sample of Southern California's mountain scenery, easy of access to the visitor and resident alike. It would be a mistake to change the landscape effect by Introducing alien features In the way of tree planting, etc. The native collection of trees and shrubbery which exists under present climatic renditions can be greatly en hanced by the proper methods of sylvi culture and the Introduction of an ade quate supply of water—even the scrub brush which exists on tho south slopes could be Increased in height growth several feet by the application of water during the dry season extending from April to November. "There Is a splendid opportunity for the Introduction and maintenance of a zoo of magnificent proportions, as there are canyons and slopes of every Imag inable size, shape, aspect and climatic conditions. The necessary barriers for the various species that comprise the zoo could be. skillfully concealed among the trees aritl shrubs growing on the different slopes, giving to the visitor the Impression that the Inhabitants of tho zoo have each selected a habitat and are there through natural inclina tion. ' "A consignment of 5000 rainbow trout have been received from the state fish and game commission and distributed In that portion of the Los Angeles river flowing through the north end of Griffith park. The same commission hns promised us a number of pheasants and 'Mexican quail. Arrangements have been made to secure a number of large silver gray squirrels from the flolden data park In San Frisco. We have In the park a number of elk which ire multiplying tn number, sev eral nylghau antelope and a few white Russian deer, transferred from East lake park zoo, which had become over crowded." i REALTY MEN ASK FOR GOOD COUNTY ROADS A Joint committee from the Los An geles and Pasadena realty boards visited the board of supervisors yes torduy for the purpose of urging the improvement of suburban highways, particularly the road between Los A i geles and Pasadena, also the branches leading to Monrovia and Alhambra. The supervisors promised prompt action. — - , , ■ ; ; =f3 AT TOP—CLIMBING ABOVE ONE OF TIIK VALLEYS IX THE PARK BELOW—IIKAVY KOCK WORK WHERE HII.LSIDK WAS BLASTED OUT SHIPOWNERS INDORSE BAY CITY HARBOR BONDS $9,000,000 for Docks Approved, but $I,ooo,ooo'lndia Ba sin Act' Turned Down The i-ulpowners" association of the Pacific coast has adopted a resolution favoring the proposed $9,000,000 bond Issue for the Improvement' of San Francisco harbor and urging the de feat of the $1,000,000 bond Issue known as the "India Basin Act," which, the association aays, is an unnecessary and unwarranted burden on the ship ping Interests of the coast. The reso lutions follow: Whereas, It is proposed at the coming November election, to sub mit to the voters of the state, two bond issm s which affect the ship ping Interest of San FtanoUoo, namely, eenate bill No. 485, an act providing for the issuance of $9,000,U00 In bon Is, for the improve ment of San Francisco's harbor, ■ and the other is senate bill No. 227, which Is known as the "India Basin Act," and calls for a $1, --000,000 issue to condemn and pur chase some tit blocks of submerged land and mud flats, south of Inlils creek. In South t*an Francisco, and Whereas, this association consid ers that the $»,0000,000 issue for the Improvement of San Francisco's harbor, such as the replacing of the old, dilapidated docks and piers, with new and modern onfs, and the further Improving and building of more docks on the water front, that the state already owns, is a public neceawty, anil, Whereas, this association consid ers it would be a great injustice to divert revenues from shipping for the purpose of buying real estate for a so-called Inland harbor, as San Francisco does not need such a harbor, as the natural water front In our safe and land-locked harbor, when properly equipped with modern docks, will take care of all the commerce that will ever come to this port, and that, with out buying one- foot of additional land, and, Whereas, tho proponents of this so-called "India Basin Act" bond issue claim the people of the state will not contribute to the payment of these bonds and that the har bor revenues will meet the interest and sinking fund, but every ship per to San Francisco harbor, and every consumer will pay his pro rata, as the tolls and dockage, al ready too high, will be raised to meet this added and unnecessary burden. Resolved, that the Shipowners' association of the Pacific coast in dorse tho $9,000,000 bond issue, for needed harbor improvements for San Francisco's harbor, and urge the favorable consideration of them, by every voter In the" state. Resolved, that the Shipowners' association of the Pacific coast does not indorse the $1,000,000 bond is sue for what is known as the "In dia Basin Act" bonds, and earnest ly urse that all voters through out tho state, vote against this unnecessary and pernicious bond issue. Resolved, that a copy of the abWe resolution be sent all commercial organizations, and the press of the state of California, respectively urg ing upon the voters the views of this association. Attest: The Shipowners' Associa tion of the Pacific Coast. W. H. MARSTON. President. CALIFORNIA INVENTORS ARE GRANTED PATENTS The Pioneer patent agency. Hazard & Strause, of Los Angeles reports the following list of patents granted to In ventors of Southern California for the week ended September 27, 1910: Ernest Allen, Los Angeles, repeating burglar alarm; Theodore L. Berllnger, Soldiers' home, flower holder and in sect trap; Prank S. Jones, Pasadena, motor cycle gearing trap; Joseph N. Kelman, Los Angeles, switch and cir cuit breaker for high potential circuit; Charles K. Kittle, Los Angeles, seats for motor cycles, etc.; Mauel Lima, Melrose, door hanger; William A. Lynch, Los Angeles, gas furnace; Jacob Mills, Los Angeles, nut .lock; Adolph J. Potter, Los Angeles, surgi cal appliance; William B. Scott, Los Angeles, coupling for pump rods; Jonathan P. Smythe, Long Beach, pen cil protector and retainer; Albert G. Spaldlng, Point Loma, trophy. LOS ANGELES HERALD Scenes in Griffith Park, Showing Progress of the Road Work There METAL WORKERS SUBMIT PROPOSITION TO MAYOR Strikers Confer with City's Ex ecutive on Settlement by Arbitration Steps toward arbitrating the strike of the metal trades workers were ta ken yesterday afternoon, when a dele gation of the strikers, led by C. M. Feider, visited Mayor Alexander and submitted a proposition to him to sub mit to their employers. The mayor refused to state the prop osition that has been made, but he agreod to submit It in behalf of the strikers. If the employers agree to arbitaration the mayor may act as the odd member of the arbitration board. It is expected a committee of five will be named by the employers to meet a committee of the same number of the strikers and the mayor will be the elevtnth man. He hus offered to di> anything he can to bring the etiike to a conclusion and the .strikers say they are willing to meet their former employers more than half way. Charles F. Grow, business agent of the Machinists' union, headed the d' l egation ot' five unionists which called on Mayor Alexander. "We railed on the mayor," said Mr. Grow, "after learning from the piess that the city's chief executive was will ing to lend his efforts to secure a set tlement of the strike, by bringing about a conference between the dis senting parties. "Union labor has always been willing to meet the employers half way in the settlement of any difficulty. We ex pressed our willingness, to arbitrate the subject of the present contention and I presume a meeting between the strikers and their former employers will be arranged at an early date." MRS. EDWARDS RETURNS FROM ROUND-WORLD TRIP Young Woman's Christian Asso ciation to Receive President The new president of the Young Women's Christian association, Mrs. D. K. Edwards, has just returned from a trip around the world. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards left Los Angeles last Feb ruary, and it was during their absence in May that Mrs. Edwards, who has been vice president for the social de partment a number of years, was made the hoad of the large work of the as- soclatlon In this city. Thursday evening of this week there will be held a reception In her honor at the association building, 251 South Hill street, from 8 to 10 o'clock. This Is a general reception for men as well as women, to which everyone interested is Invited. , The board of managers will be the hostesses, and the officers of tho as sociation will form the receiving line. The music will be in charge of Miss Grace Derlng and Miss Ruth Grant, while the social committee, assisted by members of one of the clubs, will serve refreshments. SCHOOL CHILDREN TO MAIL 50,000 1915 FAIR CARDS Los Angeles to Send 100,000 Panama-Pacific Postals This is "post card" week in Los Angeles. The chamber of commerce is assisting the Panama-Pacific exposition by sending out 100,000 post cards throughout tho city which are to be mailed to friends In the east. The school children will aid in send ing the message by taking care of 60, --000 of the cards. It is expected that Los Angeles people will do all they can to help in sending a flood of post card messages to friends in the east who will use their influence upon their con gressmen. San Francisco, Sacramento, Pasa dena, Oakland, San Diego and other cities are to assist this week in the post card campaign. This will be fol lowed up by a flood of letters to the men of influence in the east represent ing what are the claims of California for the exposition. TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 11, 1910. MAYOR HASTENS EXIT OF ANNOYING CALLER Executive Resents Conduct of a Man Who Makes Unfound ed Charges in Office Lorenzo Romans, 159 North Work man street, went out of the mayor's office in a hurry yesterday morning. His haste was occasioned by the fact that the mayor was close behind him, so close, In fact, that he had one hand on Romans' collar and the other in another position that accelerated Ro mans' speed. Romans headed a party that called on the mayor to protest against the establishment of the garbage-loading station on the Covina line, east of the Soto street bridge. During the dis cussion one man in the party said that he understood Charles Alexander, the garbage contractor, was a brother of Mayor Alexander, and declared Ro mans was responsible for the state ment. The mayor has heard the same thing before and had Information that it originated from Romans. He told Romans that lie did not pro pose to have him in his private office. The mayor ordered Romans to leave, and Romans refused to go. Then the mayor, who is near his three-score and ten, hustled his unwelcome visitor, who is still in his thirties, out of his private office and warned him to stay out. The water board found It necessary some time ago to cut down the Hazard park reservoir. When this was done some property Romans owns on a hill could not be furnished with water, and since then he has criticised the water board, and especially William Mulhol land, the superintendent. BUFFALO BILL TO BRING MUSICAL ELEPHANTS Wild West and Far East Show to Open Here Oct. 17 The unwieldy elephant has taken a course In the animal trainers' college of music, and instead of enacting the ordinary "stunts" of standing on front or hind legs, trumpeting at command, lying down and rolling over and taking part in the heavy work of moving cir cus wagons, he now takes his place among the "artists" of the animal king dom. The science of training elephants has reached perfection with Rossi's musical elephants, which form a part of the Wild West and Far East exhibi tion which Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill will bring to Los Angeles October 17 and 18. These mammoths pump organs with their feet, blow trumpets and ring bells all in time and tune and in musical harmony. Their marches are made musical by the ringing of many-toned bells, and tney play cords upon the organs and blow harmony out of their trunks through trumpets. Al though these accomplishments are dif ficult to associate with the cumber some elephant, the Rossi herd is thus favored. Years of patient endeavor have been consumed in bringing about the development of the elephantine musical talent, but the labor has not been lost. In presenting the specialty four pretty eirls beautifully gowned assist in the concert, dance with the elephants and constitute an attractive feature of the oriental spectacle em braced in the Far East section of the Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill exhibi tion. They will be the feature of a scene which will introduce Hindu fakers, Arabian athletes, Japanese Jug glers, Whirling Dervishes and other strange people from across the sea in a melange of oriental scenes and inci dents typical of the Far East which Pawnee Bill accurately depicts. COMPLAIN AGAINST DELAY IN VERMONT AVENUE WORK Object to a Garbage Incinerator Near Baldwin Park Written complaints were filed with the board of supervisors yesterday by W. C. Norman and Lee Chamberlain call ng the superviors' attention to the de lay In completing work on Vermont avenue, between First and Griffith. The complaints stated that several ex tensions of time had been granted the contractors, the last expiring Septem ber 30, but as yet the road was not completed. The Los Angeles and Pasadena real ty boards had representatives before the supervisors with requests that temporary repairs be made on roads between Los Angeles, Pasadena and Alhambra and from there on to Mon rovia. They said there were two stretches of road that were Impassable for automobiles, and the board agreed to make the needed repairs. A delegation from Govtna and Bald win park appeared to register a com plaint against the garbage incinerator near Baldwin park. H. M. Wells, who headed the dele gation, made the statement that the garbage farm was a menace to health, j ALIMONY OR RING, IS COURT'S ORDER Judge Hutton Takes Action in Case of William Claiborne, a Former Policeman QUESTION OF A PAWN TICKET Husband Says Brother Promised and Failed to Redeem Ar ticle Left in Shop For the second time, at least, in tho life of William L. Claiborne, formerly a member of the Los Angeles police force, "diamond cut diamond" disas trously for him yesterday. In the case in point, which is a di vorce case, Mrs. Blanche M. Claiborne is suing her husband for a permanent separation for a series of causes which began with his asking her, she charges, to refund to him a diamond engage ment ring valued at $600 and accepting in its stead one valued at most at only $150, though she asserts that when she pawned it she could get only $75 on It. . . On the ground that he had threat ened to kill her, Mrs. Claiborne, a bride of only a few months, sought a divorce on the charge of extreme cru elty. She alleged that he had given her an engagement ring valued at $600, and later had asked her to give it back to him. She did so, she told the court. Then, she asserted, he left her without money, and she found it nec essary to pawn the ring which had been given her to bind her engage ment to her husband. She was able to obtain only $75 on It, ;she said, though Claiborne had told her it was worth fully $150. DECLARED WIFE PAWNED RING When the case first reached the courts the husband was ordered to pay the wife alimony pending the hearing. He declared he could do so If it were not for the fact that the wife had pawned his ring, leaving him destitute. If he could get it back, he averred it would be possible for him to obey the court's order. The court, with the consent of the wife, ordered the pawn ticket to be returned to the husband. The case came up again yesterday before Judge Hutton. The husband declared that his brother had taken the pawn ticket and had promised to redeem the ring. He left the house with the ticket and the promise ana has not been heard from since. The court told the husband and nis attorney that in order for them to keep faith with it It would be neces sary for them to raise the money for the alimony or to give back to the wife the pawn tcket. After that ultimatum had been given the case was continued until ths morning. . Claiborne was dsmissed from the po lice force not long ago because he gambled over diamond rings with vr. Thomas W. Taggart. Each declared that his gem was the better. They de cided to leave it with diamond experts, the one who was right to take both rings. Claiborne won, and raggart took the matter to the police commis sion, with the result that the officer was dismissed for gambling. CHARGE MAN MAKES TRADE OF STEALING NOZZLES Petty Larceny Case to Be Tried in Superior Court A common hose nozzle is an insig nificant thing, but it may be the cause of F Davies being sentenced to the penitentiary for a term of five years. Davies, who, the police say, is a con firmed "hose nozzle thief," was held to answer to the superior court by Police Judge Frederick^an yesterday on a charge of petty larceny. He is now in the county Jail in default of $2000 cash Davies has been before the police authorities several times on a similar charge. Each time he was convicted and sentenced to a short stay in Jail. He is said to have been convicted twenty-eight times of the thefts of hose nozzles. What his purpose is in stealing the nozzles ,pr what he does with them is not known. He always seeks employ ment as a gardener, and while working in the gardens, it is alleged, steals the nozzles. The charge upon which he was tried yesterday was filed by S. Grant, who lives at West Fifteenth street and Grand avenue. CLOSE NEGOTIATIONS FOR SALE OF MARSH PROPERTY Business Lot in Spring Street Sells for $180,000 The negotiations have been closed for the sale of Robert and J. G. Marsh business property at 13S and 140 South Spring street to Isabel Ru.therford, con sideration $180,000, part of the payment being business property at Riverside. The lot sold has a frontage of sixty feet on Spring and is 148 feet deep, im proved with a two-story brick building, rental $12,000 a year. The property ad joins the American Savings Bank building on the north. It Is stated the new owner will In the near future erect a modern structure on the lot. CLAIM HE PAWNED SUITS COLLECTED TO BE CLEANED Myron K. Scott was arrested by De tectives Hawley and McKenzle yester day on a charge of misdemeanor em bezzlement. He was arraigned before Police Judge Frederlckson yesterday afternoon and will have a trial October 13 at 10 o'clock. He was unable to furnish $50 bail. Scott, according to the police, has been making a living for several months by representing himself to be the solicitor of a suit cleaning estab lishment, and thereby collecting suits to be cleaned. After getting the suits he is alleged to have taken them to a pawnshop and disposed of them. BASEMENT felfWjfaflf 2? iTlllimilft BASEMENT 25-In. Blea. Muslin (lp Mill Lengths Up to 10 Yards \J^Ks —Firm, soft weaves and an extraordinary quality for 6ic. 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Merchants Bank and Trust Co. 207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY WINERY MEN FIGHT LOCAL OPTION FEATURE IN LAW Ask Ordinance Amended to Apply to Vinecultural Products A concerted effort was made by the winery men of the county yesterday to change the local option feature in the new license ordinance as applied to their wineries. Guy Barham, representing the wine manufacturers, and Claude Parker, in ternal revenue collector for the govern ment, appeared before the board of su pervisors and asked to have the ordi nance amended and apply to "vine cultural products" instead of wine and to except manufacturers of fortified sweet wine— the supervision of the governmentfrom' the provisions of local option If more than 100 tons of grapes a year are used. Mr. Parker based his request on the grounds that the government's revenue from the sale of brandy in this dis trict was entirely cut off under the present order of things and that the change to "vinecultural products" would admit the sale of brandy. Supervisor Manning feared that the change In the ordinance might afford an opening for the wineries to carry on their business as previously and ad vised the board not to take immediate action but refer the amendment to the license committee for consideration. Although Mr. Barham urged imme diate action the board continued the matter until Its next meeting Thurs day. Editorial Section STEAMER IS EXPECTED FOR COASTWISE TRAFFIC Large Vessel Coming from Atlan tic to Carry Freight The Bates & Cheeseboro Steamship company's first boat to arrive in Los Angeles harbor is due here October 12 from San Francisco en route to Pana ma and New York city. It will be the steamer Olsen Mahoney, one of the largest freight vessels on the Atlantic coast. As announced some time ago in The Herald, the Bates & Cheeseboro company is invading the Pacific with, a line of ships to operate between San Prfl.ncisco and New York city via Pan ama, and It is expected that it will do much to create lower rates by water between the west and east. According to reports from the water front, the first boat sailing from here under the management of tye new company will be heavily laden with local goods, as a quantity of freight has been re ceived already for shipment by the Crescent Wharf and Warehouse com pany, which is handling freight for them. In fact, so promising la the outlook for a heavy freight business from this port that the company purchased a new freighter last week, the Leelanaw, to be used in conjunction with Its other steamers. This purchase possibly will give Los Angeles harbor a better serv ice than at first contemplated, the boats leaving about every three week* instead of once a month.