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NIGHT AND DAY BANK IS CLOSED State Superintendent Takes Charge—Declares All De posits Absolutely Safe SKINNER HAS GUN HANDY Deposed President Was Prepared to Hold Fort with Arms and Ammunition The All Night and Day bank | was closed at 10 o'clock last night by order of Alden Anderson, superintendent of banks of California! Mr. Anderson, who arrived In Los Angeles yesterday, said last night that the bank was solvent and there was no danger of the depos itors losing their money. The bank was closed, he Bald, for the protec tion of the depositors and would prob ably remain closed for several days' until the adjustment of the manage ment of the bank. The controversy between Newtort J. Skinner, president of the bank, and a newly elected board of directors, who, It Is alleged, would oust him from the presidency, Is given as the direct cause of the closing of the bank. It was stated last night that Skin ner and his associates had taken means to hold their quarters by stocking the bank with arms and ammuniatlon. Skinner worked at his desk last night with a revolver within easy reach. Several men were employed by him, It is said, to guard the building and keep out what he termed "the undesirable element." ' I'yp'WKt^^ Alden Anderson, ln a statement to The Herald last night, said: ■ "I have kept in close touch with, the affairs of the bank long before the run on lt and I- am In a position to say that it is perfectly sqlvent and that there is not , the sltgfttest danger of any one losing any money they have deposited there. Its' total deposits on hand are $946,000. I have locked lt In the safe. There ls not the slight est suspicion of any irregularity in the . financial affairs of the bank. It loans have been conservative; MUST BE ONE HEAD "I merely closed the bank because there were two sets of officials giving orders and lt was to ' the Interest of the depositors and in line with my duty to close the institution until mat ters had been adjusted. The bank probably w\ll remain closed two or three days, I can not say positively. There must be one head to the bank when lt opens.*.' -. Mr. Skinner, in a statement to The Herald last night, said he believed an injustice had been done himself, the bank and the depositors 'by Mr. An derson's action. .'■ " V»■__;" "It was hasty and without notice to ourselves and one thing I can not un derstand is' why Mr. Anderson spent ' the afternoon | with the new board of directors, who were elected at a rump convention,*'and who desire to oust me t rom ;: the . 'management of the bank, and why* these same men were ap pointed by • Mr. Anderson tonight to guard the doors of the bank and as sume temporary charge of the build • ing," said Mr. Skinner. "According to article. 134 of '. the : banking laws there is provision to the effect that if the superintendent of banks believes a - bank Iras done any thing not in accord with good banking he shall serve written notice on that bank to show cause before him at a certain time and place to be fixed by him why such an act was < done and why the law has not been obeyed. We have had n6 such notice, but were jumped on like a shot out of a gun. "I will be In communication with my counsel, although I am an attorney myself tomorrow,' and as soon as pa pers can be drawn up will file appli cation to force him to open our doors." -The closing of the doors of the bank last night attracted a crowd, and de positors were soon clamoring for admit tance. A strong guard had been placed in the building and around the outside, however, both by Anderson and Skinner. . - ' It was rumored earlier In the even that the newly elected board of direct '■■ ors intended to enter the . place by . force and assume charge of affairs, and this •Is what i caused Skinner to place armed men about the building. PRESIDENT HOLDS FORT AGAINST NEW OFFICERS Newton Skinner of Night and Day Bank Issues Statement 1 When the stockholders of the All Night and Day bank, in a session in the directors' room of the bank at Sixth and . Spring streets yesterday, elected a new set -of officers, entirely changing the personnel of the manage ment, the legality of the election .was questioned by Newton J. Skinner, pres ident ' of ■ the bank, and consequently there are now two separate manage ments, though the old officers remain in charge. *litSß!Xf^*tysM/HRittn& ».■-■ President Skinner.'- holds that only 1241 share's' were represented at the meeting, which -i does not, constitute , two-thirds 'of : the. stock , necessary to oust \ officers •of a bank < according to law, .; therefore he :, will i not- surrender possession of the bank. His views are fully expressed 'in the following state ment which 'he '■ prepared ' for publica tion: .;• '-'■: "About the first of August, the su perior court rendered a decision In the case of - Hugh Blue, trustee,', vs. the All Night and Day bank, ordering the All Night i and _ Day bank . to transfer to said Blue, trustee, 1166 shares of stock of the All Night and Day bank. This was a cause, purely and . pimple, ": of Hugh Blue, trustee, vs. the All Night and Day bank. Newton .J."_ Skinner, . W. .J. - Conner: nor . any one else were parties Ito ' the suit, and there was no contest in this case by Newton J. Skin ner, 'W. J. ; Conner or others as to : the ownership of the 1165 shares of stock. ; : 'J:;';l'-;^Bi,tnß didn't KNOW / "The All ' Night and _ Day _ bank , had refused to transfer the 1155 shares of stock for two reasons: First, that Hugh Blue ' had refused .to . tell . the '-. officers of . the All Night, and . Day bank * for w j f n l»e -"«« i trustee. i', It is;the duty of*-he bank offlclals - to» keep 5 posted I, it: rr ii- of business the names r ; the stocUhi lders, : and the law says U trustee Is.not a bona fide stockholder. 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DISHMAN, ASSISTANT POSTMASTER, LOS ANGELES; IIAKt.Y 11. HALL, INSI'ECTOR-IN-CHIEF, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND HAWAII; W. ,'II. HARRISON, POSTMASTER. LOS ANGELES. ■ -.-. V..-: REPORT DYNAMITE FOUND UNDER OFFICIALS' CAR STARKVII_I_E, Colo., Oct. 14.—1t la reported that a stick of dynamite was found today under the private car "Sun rise," which Is standing on the side track here and being used as the living, quarters of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company officials. The dynamite Is said to have been placed between the wheels of the car on | the rails in such ' a position as to cause an explosion when the car was moved. The report Is denied at the of flces of the company. Mr. Blue testified in the trial of the case that he did not know at the time he demanded the transfer of the stock who he was trustee for, and • that he did not know on the witness stand on the trial of the case for whom he was trustee. "The second reason was that the par ties who claimed to own the stock had filed notice with the All Night and Day bank that they were owners of the stock and that they would hold the bank responsible if It transferred the stock, hence the suit of Blue vs. • the All Night and Day bank. The attor neys for the plaintiff demanded that if the case of the All Night and Day bank be appealed from the verdict of the superior court, large bond bo giv en, $200,000 in amount. SUPREME COURT ROLES i . "The AH Night and Day bank depos ited the stock with the clerk of the court, as it deemed It had the right to under article 943, Code of Civil Pro cedure, which it believed perfected from the appeal • by giving the. regu lar cost bond to the superior court In the amount of $300. The plaintiff asked the superior court for an order to com pel the All Night and Day'bank to transfer Its stock on the books and the clerk of the , court to turn it over to Hugh Blue, trustee. While this was being done, an application was made to the supreme court and the supreme court In San Francisco made the t ol- lowing order: It Is ordered that the Hon. N. P. ' Conrey, Judge of the superior court of Los Angeles county, and the said Hugh Blue, show cause before the supreme court en bane,' at San Francisco, on Monday. September 6, 1910, at ten o'clock, a. m., why an order should not be made as in said petition prayed. And it is fur- * ther ordered that in the meantime and pending the ; decision of this : court, herein, all proceedings upon the Judgment In said cause " of. . Hugh Blue vs. the All Night and . Day bank et al. be stayed. Or dered further that a; copy of said , petition be served upon said Blue, together with this order. BEATTY, C. J. "The case was submitted -to the supreme court on September 6. After submission and on the; 20th day of September,, 1910, . the court made its decision as' follows: ■ ■' REFUSES RECEIVER By the court. -'.- . It is ordered that the petition of the All Night and Day bank and Newton' J. > Skinner, . president, - and W. J. Conner, secretary,' of the All Night and Day bank, for the ' ap pointment of an officer, as receiver, with • whom the ; shares- of stock • . mentioned In the petition herein may be assigned, be and the same ls hereby denied; and that the pc , tition of the said parties for a su persedeas and restraining order be granted to the following extent , only: .-■-"- It is ordered that within five days from this day. said All Night and Day bank, and Newton J. i Skinner, president, and W. J. Con ner, secretary, ' issue to the Title x Insurance and Trust I company, as receiver,' eleven hundred fifty-five , shares of the capital I stock of the . All Night and Day bank being the I* same stock mentioned In their peti tion, and that the said receiver hold j - and vote and otherwise fully rep- " resent said stock, subject always to the orders and control -; of the su perior court .of the county of Los Angeles, pending the appeal in V said action of Hugh Blue, trustee, vs. the All Night ■ and Day bank. \ et al., and that In all other respects execution \of the . judgment be * stayed > pending appeal. "It will be seen that the contention of the All Night and day bank that it not be required to give bond was sus tained, but - that ; the . court : ordered the stock to be turned over to the re ceiver,' which 'was Just, what had been asked for, , but the - proviso, was added that * the receiver |be < allowed to ! vote the stock under the order of the supe rior - court .of the county _of ' Los . An geles. -" - " .-. AWAIT _ COURT ; DECISION "From' this ' part of ' the . decision : the All Night and Day. bank was advised through Its attorneys that there should be , a rehearing : before ' the supreme court. . On; October,, 10. ; a petition 1 for reeharlng was filed, there being thirty days from \ that •' time , that. the decision was rendered, September .10, for .the granting •of.. a rehearing.. X This j: peti tion - of, rehearing ls " now,, before ■ the supreme ; court, and ' the batik's; attor neys, Gavin > McNab and R. P. Hen shall *of San Francisco, - and Messrs. Morton, .- Riddle: and " Hollzer 'of Los Angeles, have advised that the stock holders ; or ; any fl one ;■_ participating... in executing 'i any, part 'of 1 the Judgment will .1 be * in I contempt ? of : the , supreme court if anything is done before Oct>>- ;. • - - — . m ■ -mJii.il,' ■■iiiTi-iiiii ___, LOS ANGELES HERALD SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15, 1910. ber 20, when the decision of the su preme court will become final unless petition for rehearing is granted. "The plaintiff ln the case against the All Night and Day bank immediately got busy, and L. C. Brand, represent ing ten shares of stock, and the Title Insurance and Trust company, as re ceiver, called a special meeting of the stockholders for the purpose of put ting out the entire board of directors of the All Night and Day bank and amending Its by-laws, etc. "This meeting was called for October 14 at 10 o'clock a. m. at the banking room of the All Night and Day bank. The meeting was cabled to order by the president, Newton J. Skinner. The regular routine business of the regular stockholders' meeting was attended to and the roll had been called to qualify those holding stock as stockholders to vote. The books of the bank show that 2000" shares .of stock . have been Issued by the All Night and Day bank. MEETING ADJOURNS "Questions of the r legality of the meeting j were raised by some of the stockholders and also the question of It being in contempt of the supreme court to hold a meeting before October 20, when Its decision will be final un less a rehearing is granted, .when In case proceedings under the Judgment would be stayed pending the appeal now In the supreme court. The motion was made,by a stockholder and prop erly seconded that the stockholders' meeting be .adjourned until one week from today, or October 21, at 10 a. m., at the banking rooms of the All Night and Day bank. It was put before the meeting and a majority of those pres ent said 'aye.' No one voted 'no.' *As president Mr. _ Skinner declared the stockholders' meeting adjourned until October 21 at 10 a. m. "Mr. 1. Brand, Judge Pope . and Mr. Cook, attorneys for Mr. .Brand,. then attempted to hold a rump meeting. They had, with the reeclver's stock, 1241 shares of stock. This call was made under article 210 of the Civil j Code of Procedure of the State of Cal ifornia, which ln part says: 'The board of directors may. be removed from of fice by . a vote of two-thirds of the members of the stockholders holding two-thirds of the capital stock at a general ' meeting held after previous notice of the time and place and of the Intention and of the purpose of such removal. NOT ENOUGH SHARES "It will, be seen that two-thirds of 2000 shares are 1334 shares, and as Mr. Brand and his associates had only 1241 shares, It was not enough to put out the old board of directors, and if they had not . enough to-put out the old board of directors,* they could not elect new officers and directors of the corpo ration, and their action was void on its face. . ' , "It Is to be lamented that men with as much at stake and as prominent in Los Angeles should give out on. the street that they would take possession by force at 3 o'clock -In the afternoon on Friday. Promptly at 3 o'clock sev eral members of the rump meeting appeared' and sat In the lobby a few minutes and then moved away. "The present officers . and directors are the legal officers and directors of the All • Night, and Day bank. They are not going to take , the law Into their own hands. They are going to be on the Job as directors and officers until they are legally deposed, but they are not. going ,to .be Illegally put out. There is I a legal way which, if the rump meeting was a legal one, they can pursue, and no doubt, after they have had time to think lt over, will decide to use mental instead of physi cal force. They have an able corps of lawyers who have done everything possible and have brought every kind of an action which they could think of and lt is more than likely that If there Is any action that could be .brought, It is because they have not 'been able to find it. DEPOSITS INCREASE ' "Notwithstanding all the < agitation and court : procedlngs that have : been brought by Mr. Brand and his asso ciates, the All Night and Day bank bears the distinction of being the only bank ln Los Angeles to have Increased In deposits in the last two months, the All Night, and Day bank Increasing practically $100,000 In deposits ln Sep tember and about $30,000 the flrst ten days of October. "The officers and directors express their appreciation to the public in gen eral, and especially the depositors who have been so thoroughly loyal through all the proceedings in which the bank has been the . target. ■.. • "It will be seen that- If Mr. Brand and ' his associates •' succeeded ;in get ting two-thirds of the stockholders to vote' to put ' out the present board of directors, or lif they had succeeded in getting his board of ' directors ;In .as officials and directors of the All Night and Da- bank throgh the rump meet ing held, or attempted to be held, the flrst thing the j new board of directors would be likely to do would be to dis miss the appeal In the case of Hugh Blue vs. the All Night and Day bank, now on appeal in the supreme court and still undecided. .. This is one way of winning a suit when ,it : cannot ;be legally done. By getting control of the corporation and _ then dismissing the appeal against themselves. In this case, will they be,able to succeed In perpetrating such a■' travesty of - The officers elected at what Mr. Skinner «terms a' "rump" meeting are as s follows: President, I*. C. Brand; vice president, Henry W. Meyer; sec retary John T. ' Cooper; treasurer and cr shier, J. •S. * Moore. Other directors, Roy v CUne, •B. F. . Cllne and W. 11. Letton, PLAN IMPROVEMENT IN CITY POSTAL SERVICE Inspector in Chief Hall Confers with Postmaster Harri son and Assistant Harry B. Hall, Inspector In charge of the postofflce departments of Califor nia, Nevada and the Hawaiian islands; William F. Burke, assistant postmaster of San Francisco, and J. J. Wertheimer, cashier of the San Francisco postofflce, visited Postmaster Harrison and As sistant Postmaster Edward F. Dishman of Los Angeles yesterday, and were in close -consultation with them through out the afternoon. It is said changes for the improve ment of the service will be effected in the carrier system and greater accom modations will be made for the hand ling of the vast bulk of eastern mall after its arrival in Los Angeles, which by the postofflce authorities is consid ered one of the weak spots In the Los Angeles service today. In speaking of the new postofflce building in Los Angeles yesterday In spector Hall said: "While our postofflce in San Fran cisco cost $4,000,000, you appear to have better equipment to handle the mall here, . because . your , building has been built at a later date and is more mod ern. An appropriation to install 'an overhead trolley system, such as you have in force here, will shortly be put Into effect in San Francisco's post offlce. ■ ■ . . "Station C and the Westlake branch office here, the public will find, will be a vast improvement in the service. Act ive steps are being taken to benefit the delivery in the wholesale district. Bet ter accommodations for the handling of mall after It arrives In Los Angeles from the east will be made." Mr. Hall stated that from twenty five to thirty fraud cases are now be ing handled every month In the post offlce department both here and In San Francisco, and that the best brains In the secret service of the department were being put .to work in running them down. "Many of these," said Mr. Hall, "are quack doctors, etc. O'Con nell, one of my best men, was at work on the Altorre case." Mr. Hall has been in the postofflce service twenty years.' He was for sev eral years postofflce inspector In Los Angeles . with Motley H. Flint, and when the latter was appointed post master left for the north to accept the position of Inspector In chief of all the departments In California, Nevada and the Hawaiian Islands. WHlam F. Burke was for many years a newspaper man In San Francisco. The San Francisco party made a tour of inspection through the federal build ing, and expressed themselves as well pleased with the new quarters of the postofflce. .They will take in points of interest throughout the city today, and tonight will attend the celebration of the opening of the new building. YOUNG MAN WAITING FOR CAR ROBBED BY NEGROES Highwaymen Relieve Youth of $3 in Small Change Within a block of where several per sons were waiting for a street car, Roy Bardens, a young man, living at 3711 Occidental boulevard, was held up by two negroes at Fresno street and Ste phenson avenue at 6 o'clock last night and robbed of $3, •■ • . - Bardenß.was waiting for a car when the two negroes approached him. One of the men suddenly seized the young man and ordered him to keep quiet. The other robber then stepped forward and searched the victim, obtaining $3 in small change. :,"-'_... After satisfying themselves that Bar dens had no more money on his person the negroes, warned him against mak ing an outcry, and disappeared in the direction of an arroyo near by. , Both of the negroes are described as being 20 or 22 years of age and of me dium build: One of the highwaymen wore corduroy trousers, tan shoes, a black coat and a dark cap. The other robber wore a dark suit of clothes and a black slouch hat. . ."' TELEGRAPHER RESIGNS R. J. Vaughn, chief operator of the Western \ Union Telegraph company here has resigned his position with that company and will go Into the real estate business. His place will •be filled by S. J. Gr-y, formerly connected with the San Francisco office of the same company. OPPOSE EQUAL SUFFRAGE ». The City club at Its regular meeting today' will have an opportunly. of hearing the ."other side" • of woman suffrage discussed, . Miss < Minnie Bron son ; having consented to : speak before the organisation :on "Why We Oppose Votes for Women." • :: - FALLS 9 STORIES; INJURIES SLIGHT Workman Drops 150 Feet and Crashes Through Roof of U. P. Ticket Office LEGS DANGLE BELOW CEILING Victim of Accident Suffers Frac tured Right Arm, Sprains and Bruises Dropping through space with terri fying speed, striking the roof of a one-story building which his feet pierced with the force of a projectile, and saved from Instant death by out stretched arms which prevented him from falling through the hole torn by his feet, Charles Umberger is in the California hospital recovering from what are slight injuries in view of the fact that he fell nine stories, 150 feet. Umberger has a fracture of the right arm, a sprained wrist, ankles and back, and many bruises and abras ions. His escape from death was re markable. He ls 32 years of age. Umberger was at work on the tenth story of the building being construct ed for the. Los Angeles Trust and Sav ings bank on the northeast corner of Sixth and Spring streets, yesterday morning. He was working on the ex treme outer edge on the north wall of the structure, riveting two beams to gether. Suddenly workmen on the floor below heard him utter a cry as If in pain. They looked up to see his arms release their hold on an iron column he had been supporting himself with, and his body shoot downward. He turned several somersaults ln the air and alighted, feet first, on the one story building . occupied by the Union Paclflc railroad as a ticket of fice. . "* V: ".. .■'-: Umherger's feet crashed through the flimsy roof of the one . story building and he would have fallen inside the building only his extended arms pre vented him from doing so. J. C. Spen cer, a clerk ln the. offices of • the Un ion Pacific, was at work at the time and, hearing the crash, looked up to see Umberger's legs dangling below the ceiling. He immediately summoned as sistance and went to the roof and ex tricated Umberger. • By that time the workmen who had seen Umberger fall had hurried down to where he was lying. They expect ed to And him dead, but instead he was conscious and complaining about hie back. The police ambulance: was summoned and he was hurried to. the receiving .hospital. - ■ -■ ■■■ Dr. Karl Kurtz, physician for the Llewellyn Iron Works, was summoned and he made an examination of Um berger's condition. It is his belief that Umberger will be able to go to work In a week or two. -■- Umberger lives at 1616 South Grand avenue and came to Los Angeles from the east at the time of the iron work ers' strike to secure employment. This is the first accident on the Los Angeies Trust and Savings bank building. < .. ' Umberger is in the California hos pital, having been taken to that Insti tution from the receiving hospital. PECULIAR MALADY ATTACKS WOMAN ON STREET CAR Young Governess Stricken with Nervous Trouble Suffering from a peculiar nervous malady, Miss Hedwig Eldler, a young governess, was taken from a street car at Twentieth and Main streets yes terday afternoon and hurried to the receiving hospital in the University police station ambulance. , It was at first thought she was suf fering from epilepsy, but after an ex amination by pollee surgeons lt was stated that there was nothing the mat ter with her other - than nervousness of a peculiar form. The young woman arrived In Los An geles recently from the east and since her arrival here has been in a sani tarium at 135 East Thirtieth street, suffering from a complication of ner vous troubles, the ' exact nature of which the physicans have been unable to ascertain. It was when she was returning to the sanitarium yesterday that she was stricken with a nervous attack. She was sitting op a front seat of the car. Persons sitting near her assisted her from the car to a nearby house, where the ambulance called for her. She was taken to the sanitarium ■ late yester day afternoon after being cared for at the reecivlng hospital. \ OFFERS STOCK VALUED AT $129,000 TO CHURCH Difficulty Arises Over Institution Receiving Gift TOPEKA, Oct. 14.— R. A. Long of Kansas City smoothed over the dis sensions occasioned iby his offer of $129,000 of stock In the Christian Pub lishing company of St. Louis by for mally Offering' the stock to the Chris tian church and requesting that no de cision be made at present. The difficulty arose over the fact that the church is not an Incorporated body and cannot hold ' property. Action •on the Phllput resolution, providing for a central organization, was postponed until next year. • .'. Rev. , H. •- D. Smith of Hopkinsvllle, Ky., was elected president of the Amer ican Christian Missionary society. This makes him head of the convention next year, ' as this society is recognzed as dominant in the : church. MILWAUKEE WOMAN DIES Mrs. Louise Holtzhueter, who came to Los Angeles two weeks ago' from Milwaukee, died yesterday at the resi dence of her daughter, Mrs. i Julius Shlpkowsky, . 232 West Forty-eighth street.'>_. Funeral i services will be : held this afternoon -at 2 o'clock -at .- the chapel. of. Overholtzer .& . Sons, burial to be In Rosedale cemeter" PICTURE SHOWING HOW IRON WORKER FELL NINE STORIES : ; "O -•.!!B'-'::':'-;- " - "V|S i K__ \b _**^ BB@H_BB«ffi_iE^a^"- i Mfc ____\w_wS&jc: \\w BhMßwSGSiih __4_JSltffiJ »w<4__Sa^B«9i-B^-___R^__H__-__-8 _BBBpilB_«_ _r^' ■ ■■'- ' . i^g_<b^iffi^li^l^i_e| WAIF THANKS THE HERALD . FOR SECURING HIM HOME Sends Letter of Gratitude to Benefactor ..-.■■ . . - .. i Joe Senterella, the sixteen-year-old waif from, the Colorado coal mines, who ' was imprisoned 28 days In the county Jail after he had been arrested by the police for sleeping In a South ern-- Pacific - box car, his case being overlooked for that length of time, and' who was given a position and home 'at the Enterprise Nursery in Pasadena after the exclusive publica tion of his story in The Herald Sat urday, ' has written The Herald a let ter, penned in his boyish hand, thank ing the newspaper for obtaining him a home. : The ■ letter reads: - • ■ ■". Dear Mr. Herald: I thank you - evry so muck forglttlng, me this home. I like this place well and I '; like the - boss. VI• am • eelin great. It's a hole lot bitter to slep under a ruf; thin jto ' sleep in the streets and I am goin to stick to my job and save money. .. I will come and see you soon, Mr. Herald, so good • bye, ■: from a boy you helped, - JOE SENTERELLA, answer soon. The Herald takes the liberty of an swering - little - Joe's • letter through its columns and of assuring the boy of Its pleasure at his having a home and a "chance." 'It also thanks the Enter prise Nursery and.Mr. Toms, Its pro prietor, I for coming to the aid of the little waif at the time he needed it.' ARRESTED ON BURGLARY AND FORGERY CHARGES Sheriff J. W. Kelly of Kern county left Los Angeles last night for Bakers field with two men who are wanted there on charges of burglary and forgery.. ■ > They are Frank Fletcher, who Is charged with burglary In the oil city. and S. L. Keeney, who is wanted on a forgery charge. Keeney was ar rested yesterday on Central avenue by Detectives Hitch and Roberds. Fletcher was arrested several days ago. Do You Want a Sunken Garden? Do You Want a Hill-Side Site? You can get contours, most fertile soil, and p 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 Canyon 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. ¥__,__! A nm T'T 17 400 Union Trait Bid*. JnO. A. 1 IK 1 Lilt. let, 16643. Merchants Bank and Trust Co _ oT* 1 S;X! Brancbi H M ..r ..,.*_ 209-11 S. Broadway Tr»n«_ic(» a Oeneral' Baa*" MM^BouttHoew .tree*. ■■" "'i™"* l **. Broaa^ ay tog e»d Twt Bii*la««. Editorial Section "CASA VERDUGO" PROTECTS NAME Proprietors Famous Resort Must Move, but Will Take Title with Them P. E. TERMINATES LEASE Sowl's Refusal to Cut Prices for 500 Bankers Rouses Ire Railway Manager "Casa Verdugo"—Copyright, 1910, by C. A. Sowl. This entry Is to be found on the books of the librarian of congress at Washington under recent date, and as a result the Pacific Electric company will be unable to operate under that name the famous- Spanish resort situ ated near Glendale, on the homestead of the Verdugo family, once owners of the entire valley in which it lies. . A few weeks ago Senor Sowl and his talented senora Pledad Yorba y Sowl, who made Casa Verdugo what it is, were notified that they must va cate—that the Pacific Electrlc's gen eral manager was not satisfied with their manner of conducting the place. The Sowls were in a quandary. It seemed hard to realize that their cre ation—the resort they had established and through which they had won fame —was to be taken from them. They did not want to make any trouble. They couldn't, even If they so desired. The property belonged to the corporation and they could be ejected at any timeand for any rea son. Still It seemed hard to them— and then a happy thought came. Truly the house and grounds belonged to the company, but the name belonged to the Verdugos and therefore lt belonged to the Sowls, lineal descendants of that family. V_m With this much ascertained the rest was easy. The name was sent to Washington and copyrighted. Now It Is the property of C. A. Sowl and wife and the electric company cannot op erate the present restaurant under that name. And "Casa Verdugo," with Senora Sowl's Spanish dishes will not go out of existence. .It will be moved to new quarters, pemaps not so pretentious as at present, but the brave woman announced last evening that the name, "Casa Verdugo." now safe in their pos session, would be given to the . new venture, no matter how humble ik might be. The whole trouble grew out of a con troversy between Senora Sowl and General Manager McMillan of the Pa cific Electric company at the time the local bankers were arranging for en tertaining, the American Bankers' as sociation here. The local financiers de sired to entertain about 500 of the .vis iting women at the old Spanish resort with a real Spanish luncheon some time during their stay here. The cafe is not large enough to ac commodate that number, but . Senora Sowl promised to make an extra ef fort and make room for all. Then she told them her price.: The committee Is said to have nearly fainted and the matter was brought to the attention of General Manager McMillan. The latter Is said to have ordered Senora Sowl to cut her price. The senora re thereby cutting out 500 fares to Glendale. Within a few days the Sowls were notified that their lease would be terminated November 1. They are leaving at that time, but will leave the Pacific Electric company a resort minus a name. SEEKS TO END HER LIFE WITH PAIR OF SCISSORS Woman Tries Suicide by Stab bing Self in Neck Despondency due to 111 health caused Mrs. Belle Turner, 51 years old, to at tempt suicide yesterday morning by, stabbing herself in the throat with a pair of scissors at the home of her sister, 672% North Hill street. Her sister, Mrs. Preston Jackson, on going into Mrs. Turner's room to sweep, found her with a ragged wound in the neck. She quickly summoned the police ambulance and the wounded woman was removed to the receiving hospital. .. Although in a serious condition, the police surgeons stt ted she would re cover. __ Mrs. Turner is the wife of Elmer Turner, a dairymen of Peyton, Colo. She came to Los Angeles four weeks ago for her health, leaving her hus band and three children In Colorado.