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MAYOR TO DIRECT UNION OF CITIES Los Angeles Executive Advises Appointment of Seven Men on Merging Plans WATER QUESTION INVOLVED Commission, Which Will Include Lawyers, to Be Named in Ten Days Seven city men should constitute the consolidation commission, to provide for the merging of city and county governments, according to tho idea of Mayor Alexander, who la to appoint the committee. Authorization to name the committee was given to the mayor yes terday by the council and the mayor believes that none of the seven mem bers should he a county resident. "While it might appear that a city Bnd county consolidation commission should have some county members, I do not believe it would be wise," the mayor yesterday. "It is my idea that this commission should be a cen tral committee that committees from various sections of tho county could meet with and present their points of view. If one of the members was from Pasadena and one from San Fernando and others from other parts of the county It would be most difficult to come to any conclusion. • VARIOUS DEMANDS Ol* TOWNS "Pasadena wants one thing and San Fernando another. Pasadena cares nothing about getting our water for Irrigating purposes, but does want it for domestic purposes. San Fernando cares nothing about domestic water but wants it for Irrigation. El Monte does not want water at all, but does want power. Covinn, Glendora and other places want water and power both. "It would be next to Impossible to get together a committee that could arrlvo at a conclusion that would suit all sec tions of the county. Therefore, it ap pears that the commission should be composed of men whose interests are In the city and who can meet with rep resentatives from other parts of tho county and find out their wishes. "Not one of them would care about Joining with Los Angeles if it was not for the immense amount of water and power that we have that they have not. We must use these attractions to get the best results we can in our city and county consolidation. CITIZENS EAGER FOR WATER "I have been approached by commit tees from every part of the county, somo places, even, that one would hardly suspect, who have asked me who they could see to make arrange ments for coming into the city so they can get water. Until the council authorized me to appoint this com mission there was no central body with any authority for them to approach. "I have not fully determined who to appoint on the commission, but I am considering tho names of several good men. I expect to have them all witMu a few days. 1 believe the committee should go to work as soon as it can for the legislature will meet soon, and if it is determined that we need legis lation to effect our ends we must know what to ask for." WILL AWARD PRIZES TO FATTEST BABIES IN SHOW Members of Woodlawn W. C. T. U. Plan Exhibition Members of the Woodlawn Woman's I Christian Temperance union will hold a baby show today at 3600 Main street. The proceeds will be shared by the Door of Hope for Its Christmas ba zaar. Prizes will be awarded to the five prettiest boys, the five prettiest girls, and the youngest, the oldest and the; fattest babies. The baby who has the first tooth, the baby who walks the earliest, and the youngest creeping baby will also receive prizes. Judges for this affair will be Mes dames Harry Huston, Fay, W. B. Hutchinson, Mabel Glen. Cora Dively j and Eleanor O. Patterson. Mrs. Julia j D. L. Phelps, president of the county I W. C. T. U., will award the prizes and place white ribbons on all babies whose mothers pledge them "to the principles of temperance. Arrangements for the event are In charge of Mesdaraes Bertha 1 Herron, Lulu Wright, Eva Rhomberg, A. L. Johnson, C. A. Cale and E. Rimlinger. PATIENT ENDS HIS LIFE WHEN NURSE IS ABSENT John Sweeney Found Dead in Ward at County Hospital Watching his opportunity while tlie nurse was out of the room, John Sweeney, 35 years old, arose from his cot in the ward for tubercular patients at the county hospital, procured a razor from his locker, and cut his throat. He died within five, minutes. He had been an inmate at the hospital since March 7. The body was taken to the undertaking establishment of John R. Paul. POLICE GAIN CLEWS OF MEN WHO HELD UP SOLICITOR Several clews to the identity of the two highwaymen who held up and shot Phillip A. Armenta, a solicitor for the Occidental Life Insurance company, at Ninth and Main streets, Monday night, were run down yester day without any results. Detectives Carroll and Ingram, who were as signed to the case, reported last night that they had gained a good descrip tion of the men. A memorandum slip and card, which are thought to have belonged to the bandits, are In the possession of the detectives working on the case. The card and slip of paper were found a few feet away from where the hold up took place Letter Shows Gavin Craig's Connection with S.P.Machine *••... - a • ,t xt i»jr . ' Jfrank 18. Hotter, Draft Uttfntrsity of &mt!lprtt (California, s,b ta m «j r .i 9 . »r t - 0 a«ii ra or 0* (Unllrup of &tti> gnu, si™, JUrlfir 4Uitoal liull&ins Cob Atigelps. (flalifnntia • .«"• at>iti> n> «'" *r"u . ( ■'■..•■■■*■-• ''■■■'?■■■. It has been charged by the opponents of Gavin W. Craig, candi date for superior judge of this county, that he is in strong sympathy with the Southern Pacific political machine bossed by Walter Par ker, and this charge has been strenuously "fknied by Mr. Craig and his friends. It happens that The Herald is in a position to reproduce here a letter of Mr. Craig to Mr. McGarvin, who was Walter Parker's assist ant in the management of the politics of Los Angeles city and county. It will be noted in this letter that in recommending a gentleman to Mr. McGarvin for appointment as secretary of the city central com- FRUIT GROWERS SEND MAN TO FLORIDA GROVES Good Orange Crop in California. Hurricane Damage in the Far South An expert representative of the Cali fornia Fruit Growers' exchange is on his way to Florida to make a personal investigation and submit a detailed report of the damage to the orange crop by the recent terrific hurricane which visited a wide extent of terri tory in Florida. The citrus fruit shipments from Southern California will beeln within ten days. A bumper crop is assured, with greatly increased production of lemons. Shipments from Tulare coun ty, November 1. THE CALIFORNIA CROP B. A. Woodford, general manager of the California Fruit exchange, said in an interview: "Regarding the condition of the Cali fornia orange crop and the market situation for the season that will soon begin, the exchange has made no de tailed estimate of its holding and us ually does not do so until after the fruit shows color upon the trees. "The general report from the coun try is that the crop is good, but whe ther the yield will ultimately be greater or less than two years ago when Southern California had its biggest orange crop, depends upon so many i unknown quantities that any guess at this time would be hazardous. "In many sections, oranges are spitting upon the trees and a large per cent of the crop haa thus be come a total loss. Wind and frost have sometimes caused several thou i sand cars of fruit to drop to the | ground in a season. Whether the I sizes run large or small may also af fect the value of business by several thousand cars in the aggregate. The effect of all these conditions will lie more apparent a little later than now, and also the numbir of the fruits determine when the oranges be come yellow and can be more easily distinguished from the leaves. REPORTS VARY GREATLY "As to the competition from other orange-producing sections, the reports of damage to the Florida crop from the hurricane that recently passed over that state vary so greatly that the exchange has deemed It best to send its own man to Florida to make a thorough Investigation. From va rious sources the Florida crop is re ported as damaged to the extent of from 5 to 80 per cent. Of this we will know more later by taking damage to our own crop as a criterion. It is prob able that the loss In Florida is not anywhere near as great as some re ports Indicate, "As to lemons, the quantity upon the trees is reported from most sec tions as very much greater than last year, although the maturing of the l'ruit has been somewhat delayed by the extreme hot and dry weather, causing a shortage of lemons In the market at the present time, with con sequent high prices. » "If the crop is not damaged later we look for the largest crop of lemons the coming season that California has ever produced." FORMER RAILROAD MAN ARRESTED FOR LARCENY H. H. Newell, a former railroad man, was arrested by Detectives Hawley and McKenzie yesterday morning on East First street on a warrant issued several months ago charging him with grand larceny. Newell is accused of stealing several samplo suit cases from the Red Wing Advertising company of Red Wing, Minn. The complaint was sworn to by the local agent of the company. The detectives assert that there are two other men Implicated In the robbery. LOS ANGELES HERALD WEDNESDAY MORNIXCJ, OCTOBER 26, 1910. THIEVES ENTER HOUSES; ROBBER HOLDS UP MAN West Sixth and Whittier Streets Burglaries Reported While Miss Clara Burskey was ab sent from her apartments at 619% West Sixth street for a short time Monday night a burglar entered and stole a purse containing $32 in cash. Miss Burskey had . left her apartments in answer to an anonymous telephone call. She reported the theft to the detectives yesterday. W. C. Goffers of 811 Whittier street reported to the police yesterday that his house at that address was en tered by a burglar during the early hours of Monday night and a watch fob set in diamonds, a revolver and a small amount of money stolen. The intruder entered the house through a rear window, which had been left open during the family's absence from the house. F. H. Chapman, who lives in Fuller ton, reported to the detectives yester day that while en refute to the Santa Fe depot late Monday night to catch a train for his home, he was accosted by a strange man, who backed him into a dark doorway and relieved him of his money, amounting to several dollars. COURT STATES DEFENSE BY ESCORT WAS LAWFUL George Patterson Released After Hearing of Manslaughter Case Holding that he was- justified In striking John F. Wagner when the latter insulted a girl companion he <vus accompanying on the street, Polico Judge Chambers yesterday afterioon dismissed George R. Patterson from a charge of manslaughter. Wagner did'l in the receiving hospital October 19, as the result of -a blow he received from Patterson the preceding night. According to the testimony intro duced at Patterson's hearing yester day, he and Miss Hazel Tlmmerman, who lives at 367 East Thiity-fll'cli street, wefe walking along Third street near Main about 8 o'clock in the even ing. Patterson left the girl to gj across the ttreet to find a friend who was going to the theater with them. When he returned with the friend ha found that Miss Tlmmerman hal walked to Third and Main streets and that Wagner was following her. He approached Wagner and asked him what he wanted, whereupon Wagner replied that he had asked what street he was on. An altercation arose be tween them in which Wagner maije a threatening move toward Patterson, as if to strike him, whereon the latter delivered a blow on the point of the chin, knocking him to the pavement. Wagner struck his head on the edge of the curb, causing a fracture of the skull. Patterson and Miss Tlmmer man walked several blocks In Main street to a moving picture theater whe^B Patterson was arrested several hours later by Detectives Beaumont and Cowen. GILLETT NAMES ENVOY TO 3 GATHERINGS IN EAST SACRAMENTO, Oct. 25.—Governor Oillett today appointed Robert Newton Lynch of San Francisco to represent California at three gatherings in the east. The first Is the waterways congress which meets at St. Louis November 2; the next la the vocation committee, which meets In Boston November 15, and the third Is the Land and Irriga tion exposition In Chicago Novem ber 19. Mr. Lynch Is publicity agent of the Panama-Pacific Exposition company, and is In the east presenting the claims of San Francisco for the fair, and is to i visit all the biff gathering* J mittee Mr. Craig particularly dwells upon the fact that the friend whom he recommends is an "Organization Republican." The letter is supposed to have been written about the time of the campaign of Mr. Smith, the nominee for mayor of the rump Republican machine convention, in which Mr. Craig took part. The form of Mr. Craig's letter and the confidence with which he appeals to the manager of the Republican Southern Pacific machine in this city in the name of the "Organization" would seem to settle the fact that at that time at least Mr. Craig stood very well with the Walter Parker Southern Pacific machine. WILL DISCUSS NEEDS FOR CHILD'S HOSPITAL Chamber of Commerce Gathering Will Perfect Plans for Hu manitarian Work Presidents and chairmen of the va rious committees interested in the Children's hospital have been called to attend a meeting Thursday morning in the Chamber of Commerce commit tee room to work out plans for the winter. - Mrs. F. P. McManus, chair man of the Children's hospital com mittee of the Parent-Teachers asso ciation; has the meeting in charge and will present various important mat ters. The work of the school physicians, and the free hospital now being estab lished for children on the grounds of the Children's hospital, will be dis cussed. In the present arrangements children are cared for in bungalows : loaned by the board of education, and one of there will be fitted ug»and main- i tamed by the dentists of the city, who will care for the teeth of the school children. Speakers, at the Thursday meeting will include Prof. Cieorge Leslie, Dr. Herbert Trus and Dr. B. F. Gray, sec retary for the dental association. The general committee, which is now head ed by Mrs. H. Trowbridge, will be in creased in size, and it is purposed to interest all philanthropic organizations and every physician in the city in this work. CIVIC BODIES WILL PLAN INCREASE TOURIST TRAVEL A conference of delegates from the boards of trade and chambers of com merce of the different cities through out Southern California will hold n meeting in the Los Angeles chamber of commerce rooms November 6 at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose Of dis cussing ways and means of securing an Increase in tourist travel to nnd securing more adequate means of ad vertising this section. A letter has been addressed to the transportation committees of the dif ferent bodies in this portion of the state, and it is believed that largo representation from outside towns, especially those which cater to tour ist traffic, will attend. 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLBOY MISSING SINCE MONDAY Everett Cox, 15 years old, disap peared from the home of his parents at 2115 San Pedro street Monday after noon. His parents, worried over his whereabouts, appealed to the detectives yesterday to assist them in locating him. The boy returned home from school as usual about 4 o'clock Monday af ternoon. He left in a few minutes to go to a near-by shoe shop and get a pair of shoes. Since that time he has not been seen or heard from by his parents. The boy -wore a light suit and knee pants and a brown hat when he left home. He is described as weighing about 125 pounds, five feet six inches, tall and of fair complexion. COURT FREES TWO WOMEN OF MATRIMONIAL TIES Threats to kill, cruelty, failure to pro vide and drunkenness on the part of Mathew Bloxam, as described by his wife, Agnes Bloxam, yesterday in de partment four of the superior court, where Judge Church of Fresno Is sit ting, were sufficient for her to be granted a decree of divorce. The same Judge gave a divorce to Flora Perry, who declared her hus band, William H. Perry, had deserted her and their aon, who is 8 years old. SYNOD INDORSES CHARTER OF OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE Presbyterians Adopt Resolutions Favoring Educational Institution One of the important matters brought before the Presbyterian synod, which adjourned Sunday night at Fresno, was ' the indorsement of Occidental col ' lege under its new management and j 1 the call on the entire synod to support | | it. The Los Angeles presbytery had indorsed the new charter, and now the synod has affirmed its confidence. The action was in the form of resolutions, which follow: "First. That the time is here for every church to make an annual offer ing for Occidental college; tliat this Is a man's job and is worthy of a man's | support, and that the minimum offer ing ought to be 25 cents per capita. "Second. That, the synod affirms its confidence in Occidental college as a j Christian college of the highest type, i and pledges to the college its unquali fied support, believing that this insti tution will furnish men and women ] who will be the moral backbone of the | commonwealth and pillars in the king dom of our God." INDICT WM. LONGFELLOW ON INCENDIARISM CHARGE Accused of Having Set Fire to Klamath Forest Reserve "SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25.—The fed eral grand jury for the northern dis trict of California brought in several Indictments late today, the moat im portant being a tru^ bill charging Wil liam Longfellow with havng set flre to the Klamath national forest re serve. IS. C. Williams, alias C. E. Clayton, was indicted on a charge of having em bezzled the funds of the patlenta of the United States marine hospital, where he was employed as pharmacist. Charged with having raised silver certificates from $1 to $20, David de Costa of Oakland was indicted. A number of Chinese were indicted for having opium in their possession and bringing women itno this country for immoral purposes. 4000 GEESE FOLLOW CORN TRAIL IN KENTUCKY TOWN MAYSVILLE, Ky., Oct. 25.—An un usual spectacular parade of geese was witnessed here today. The geese came from the mountains of pastern Ken tucky and were lured through the streets by a man dropping corn. The birds were unloaded from a car in the Louisville & Nashville railroad yards after making the night hideous with their noise. Four thousand were in the flock when the train started from eastern Kentucky, but several hundred died from overcrowding while in transit. The geese were t'tken to a farm six miles from this city to be fattened for the eastern markets. PLACE "NO MAN'S LAND" OF NEW YORK UNDER POLICE NEW YORK, Oct. 25.—"N0 man's land" in Chinatown is no more. The new police regime in New York city hus placed the little strip of pavement in Chatham square where four pre cincts converge utiuer the supervision of the Elizabeth street station. Heretofore, because of a question as to who should make arreita, tba »pot has been a favorite haunt of shmly Chinatown characters. The new order is in line with the "plan to clean ud" the oriental quarter. )&!3^m Underwear lig^ j NoLj^ f\ I —from its very nature appeals with r f?"! jwl * fa particular force to every woman. i <•': / | II —When she picks it up she realizes ,j, j /||!i 11 that she has found the underwear !1$ / | 111 she wants. As she wears it her opin (f ' I I 1 lin ion is strengthened. c I /||i .I 1 I ill —Such daintiness, such perfect fit, i ,/'' I i l|| I I ;|l such comfort without ; bulk, have Y. m It; H I j ; :|| never been combined in women's , ,X j| ill I ||!||| underwear previous to the manufac -1 ;i || I I |; II ture of the Athena line. d- 1 I\\ A I 11 —One great point is that this beau - w\\ v \'H ill tiful» durable underwear costs no "*; / '\1 \\ If Ml more than the ordinary, ill-fitting |; f\\• \ In M underwear. Daintiness, elegance, re // /' /\ \ \i\ ■ *%. finement. without extra cqst. /' 1 1 1& \l^C 1 —Without doubt, Athena is the W'L^&i %-A f^w-^ most desirable underwear we have (j^^^~ J ever sold or women» misses and VaßS£^ children. Many styles and fabrics. gargains in ]SJormandy Val. Small Scissors 25c Lace, Today c —Notion Depart- —in widths to 4 inches— inent, Basement — Good match sets in the latest pat buttonhole scissors, while , terns and designs. the>v last ?ir nair —Linen Lure 7c yd.—ln widths to 2H Uiev last, -?C pair. Inches, matched «at» In some excep —l.lnen Corset Laces 3c each— 2% yards tlonal patterns. lons- w -. .„* —Venlse Allovern 49c yd.—lB % Inches —Tape Measures. Sc eiwn. wlde _ An exceptional value. - zj:: fiss**. •*-.*-• - >«••—.« llgnes, 14 to 20. , , ■ . ■ • —Bastlnß Cotton 4c spool— 600 yards. — Mean Veiling 49c yd.—Douhl* width ua B . ,^ nn . Pard diamond mesh. In pink, blue, green —Dress Snaps 6c card—2l on a card. white -.Skirt Marker. 7c each. .- - »>*- -rn7o? e D^r r J a I h °ot7 Aan Q blc a o l , a»ort —Corset Clasps 5c each—4 and 5 hook. **™* of bQw^ Jabotß an(J coUaril —Fairy Finishing Braid 60 bolt—6 yards . _ whlt9 wUh -ssr arsst^JsHk |»2? 01^ dots ln Plnk' *nd •white and black. green. —Shell Hair Pins 10c box—Earl brand, —Velvet Kibbon IVsO —Excellent 6 In a box. quality velvet ribbon _^_^_—»^-^——^^.———■« w ,i iiimii i r-' i ■i—wriiwinnimrnr- ! ! m 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 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. T » DTD 'TT 1? (00 Union Trust Bid*. Jno. A. rIK.IL-ii' x«i. Ffl g 43 . Merchantsßankand Trust Co, 2S* 1 SK SSrC, — -."•■■ 309-11 S. Broadway SrSi'rA. <'SRJ"" U.S. SUPREME COURT HEARS CAL. WATER CASE Must Decide Vexed Question of Right to Stream Flowing in Two States WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.—The vex ing problem relative to rights of own ers of land along streams passing through two or more states to the use of water therein camo before the su premo court of the United States again today. The point arose in litigation over the use of water in the Walker river, which rises in California and Hows Into Nevada. Last year the su premo court heard arguments in this litigation, but subsequently Bet the case* involving the queitlon for reur gument at this term. The litigation was begun in 1902, when Miller & Lux, a Culliornia corpo ration owning land in Nevada, asked the federal courts of Nevada to re strain Thomas B. Rickey and others, citisenß Of Nevada, but owning lands along the river in California, from di verting water therefrom and thus in terfering with their alleged rights to the use of tlio waters in the river. Kickey sold his land later to the Rickey Land and Cattle company. This company then began action in the state courts of California to as sure Its rights to the use of the water in that state. This resulted in a con test between the federal court and tho state courts of California. The t( court Issued an Injunction to prevent further proceedings in the California state courts. The supreme court in arguments to day was asked to pass vipon the ques tions of jurisdiction, which are HUa to affect interests in many states in the west, and also to pass upon tho merit! of this particular litigation. Editorial Section STUDENTS OF COLORADO UNIVERSITY ON STRIKE Sucpension of 'Hazers' of Fresh men Causes Walkout of 500 Collegians BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 25.—Because seventeen students were suspended by the faculty of the state university hera for hazing, the entire student body, numbering more than 800, last night went on a strike, t>.nd today the clans rooms arc deserted and student guards are posted at all entrances to tho campus to prevent J'aint-hearted breth ren from entering. The suspension of the students which brought on the striKe resulted from tha initiation of freshmen into a dormitory organisation known as the "Dorm Rats." For years past it has been the cus tom of the Hats to hold their initiation during the first snowstorm of the year, when candidates are compelled to do a Marathon around fhe dormitory wl^Ji no more clothing ttian characterized their first appearance on earth. Slate university students are re quired to give a written promise not 10 indulge In hazing, but the students assert that initiation into a college society doos not constitute hazing. COURT ORDERS DOCTOR TO FACE MUTILATION CHARGE SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25.—A de murrer to the charge of having muti lated the body of Eva Swan, preferred against Dr. Robert Thompson, alias Grant, ■was overruled today by Superior Judge Dunne. • Thompson wjll f,o to trial on that count next Tuesday. His trial on tha charge of murder will be begun to morrow.