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Part ll—Pages 9 to 16
Los Angeles Footlight Favorite
Presides at Enthusiastic
Suffragist Meeting
Actress Urges Study of Problem
Confronting Southern Cali
fornia Women
Mrs. Dick Ferris, known to all the
atergoen as Florence Stone, appeared
In a new role at her home yesterday
afternoon, acting as presiding officer
at a meeting of enthusiastic suf
tragettes. She not only appointed her
committees, but made an enthusiastic
argument in favor of "votes for wom
en." She urged her hearers to take up
the study nf this problem which faces
the women of Southern California.
Following her own words on this sub
ject. Mrs. Ferris introduced Mrs.
Charles Farwell Edson, assistant chair
man of the organisation committee of
the Political Equality league, and Mia.
Kd^nn spoke briefly of the importance
which women of the stage have given
to this cause dn the cast and in Eng
land and t"Ur the women In her au
dlence that th« matter of woman suf
frage is a vital issue in California to
day. "Women of this state should
realise that they may take a decided
action in winning or losing the vote
for women," said Mrs. Edson, "and
should consider the matfrr and decide
upon which side they wish to stand."
M i. Bdson explained ju^t what leg
- Islatlve and electoral conditions will
be necessary before women may re
ceive the privilege of the ballot. A
spirit of inquiry In these phases of the
matter was evident, and at the close
of Mrs. Edson'a address Harriet Clev
enger Higbee proposed that the wom
en present organize an association to
be known by some name to be decided
upon later to enable them to study the
question. This suggestion was accept
ed, and Mrs. Ferris appointed a com
mittee on organization and nomination
of officers, naming Miss Adele Farrlng
ton of the Belasco theater, Florence
Oberle of the Burbank, Harriet Clev
enger Higbee and Mrs. Byron Beasley
as members of thu committee. The
meeting adjourned to meet Friday, No
vember 11, at the residence, ot Mrs.
Highee, 3939 Rosewood avenue, at 2:^o
Mrs. Ferris served tea, coffee and
sandwiches from a table plentifully
adorned With Halloween decorations,
and the dining room was illumined
with light*, from grotesque pumpkin
lanterns. Assisting the hostess were
Mary Huehrmann, Mrs. Ward Win
chell, Miss Ethel Scott and Miss Kath
arine Edson.
Guests of honor were Mrs. Shelley
Tolhurst and Mrs. Hull McClaughrey,
and invitations to membership includ
ed Margaret Langhum Ktone, Adele
Farrington, Florence Oberle, Marjorie
Rambeau, Eleanor Gordon, Mrs. Ham
beau, Grace Travers, Helen Sullivan,
Ethel yon Waldron, Ida Lewis, Cleo
Maddison, Agnes Cain-Brown Giranl,
Mrs. Harry Glazier, Mrs. Louis Cal
vert, Mary Buehrmanu, Miss Kather
ine Edson, Miss Margaret Lindley,
.-iouise Royce, Fanny Yantis Stock
| 'bridge, Mrs. Charles Giblyn, Bessie
Tannehlll Foote, Josio Hart, Muggins
Davies, Laurie Johnson, Mrs. W. H.
(line, Mrs. Randolph Bartlett, Mrs.
Dick Vivian, Lillian Burkhardt Gold
smith, Florence Oakley Pryor, Clare
Mersch, Rosina Henley, Helen Ber
tram, Mrs. John Blackwood, Mrs. By
ron Beasley, Mrs. Robert Brunton,
Madame Jenny Kempton, Mrs. Mace
Greenleaf, Miss Lowry, Harriet Clev
enger Hlgbeo,, Mrs. John P. Thayer,
Mrs. Don Keefer, Miss Bess Munn and
Mrs. Andrews.
Sittell Recovers Footgear on Way
to Orient
Chief Deputy Al Sittell of tho United
States marshal's omee lost his shoes
yesterday and found them on their
way to China. Sittell wears slippers
while in tho office and treads on the
government job softly.
Shortly after entering the marshal's
office in the new federal building yes
terday morning he discarded his
"kicks" and slid into slippers. Five
sorrowful looking Chinese under or
ders of deportation watched his per
formance. Sittell went into an adjoin
ing room. Deputies arrived and led
the Chinese to the county jail to pre
pare for their trip back to the Orient
whence they came by way of the Mex
ican border. One of them wore Sit
tell's shoes and had placed his own
In the chief deputy's place.
Sittell failed to see the logic of the
trade and started something. The
shoes were recovered, but he has do
nated them to charity. In the mean
while Hop Sing, who made the "trade,"
is on his way back to China in his old
The story of a set of teeth that
would not stay set when she laughed
was told yesterday In Justice Pierces
court in the hearing of a civil suit
brought against Mrs. Lydia Musaack
by Dr. H. M. Davis, a dentist.
Mrs. Mussaek, for whom the teeth
were made, declared they "didn't fit"
and that the only way to alleviate pain
in wearing them was to look serious
and never laugh. Dr. Davis declared
the teeth were "made to order" and
believed he was entitled to the price
Justice Pierce, after hearing the tes
timony of a score of dentists, examined
the set of teeth closely and gave Judg
ment for the defendant and costs.
Judge Rives refused yesterday to
confirm additional sales of real estate
in the estate of E. J. Baldwin In fur
therance of his policy adopted hist
Monday. Thirteen petitioners for con
firmation before the court were post
poned one week.
Snapshot of Some of the Well Known Women Who Participated Yesterday
in the Organization of Another Society to Study the Equal Suffrage Question
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MRS. CHARLES FABWELL EPSON __ ■ ■ ■ .^^____________^____^_^__——
Former Suffragist Leader, Vic
tim of Drink, Goes to
Poor House
DENVER, Oct. 28.—"The average
woman is a sweet mother and a good
wife—she is also a bad politician."
So runs the recesional of Helen
Dixon, 68 years old, a victim of drink,
who was taken to the county poor
house yesterday, after a kind-hearted
magistrate had spared her the dis
grace of a Jail sentence.
Twelve years ago Mrs. Dixon was a
power in the state of Colorado, close
to the political throne, of considerable
social position and possessed of a for
tune which she declared mounted into
six figures. In the administration of
Governor D. H. Waite she was one
of the most interesting figures In
Colorado politics.
"I was once an officer In the W. C.
T. U.," declared Mrs. Dixon. "but
politics was my downfall. Drink
caused my ruin, and late caucuses and
political conferences started my drink-
Mrs. Ella Devitt, wife of Dr. T. G.
Devitt, 802 Security building, who wus
arrested Thursday night on a com
plaint of battery filed against her by
Miss Anna Janes, stenographer em
ployed by her husband, was fined $15
by Police Judge Rose yesterday. Mrs.
Devitt readily paid the fine and hur
ried from the court room..
According to the testimony of Miss
Janes in court yesterday, Mrs. Devitt
went to the offices of her husband
Wednesday morning and after talking
to her for a few minutes, grabbed her
by the arm and put her out In the hall.
"She came to the office and started to
talk to me, and when I talked back
she twisted me around and threw me
out Into the hall," testified Miss Janes.
Fire, supposed to have been caused
by crossed electric wires, damaged a
three-story frame building at 1159
Santee street last night. The loss was
$2500 on the building and $500 on the
The blaze was discovered by a pe
destrian who noticed the flames .shoot
ing from the roof. Before the firemen
reached the place the lower floors werv
ablaze and the flre had gained such
headway that the entire structure was
burning when the fire apparatus
reached the scone.
The building was owned by D.
Avery and occupied by Mrs. Johnson.
Several more letters, some with of
ferings of money to tide him over his
present straits, and others from sym
pathetic women willing to care for his
year-old baby until he is able to do
so, came to The Herald yesterday for
Carl Berger, who made a plea to this
paper to get him work.
Berger is a young German whose
wife is in a Denver hospital. He came
here to make a home for her and
sought four weeks in vain for work.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 28.—For
the first time in many years the ma
jority of the Tale sophomore class
live on the college campus.
Previous to this year the sopho
mores have been rooming in private
dormitories away from the college, but
this year all but eighteen live in col
lego dormitories, The erection of tlio
new buildings has enabled the college
authorities to bring the men back to
the campus.
SATURDAY MORMNG, ()( T()Hi:it 2<), 1910.
Chamber of Commerce Party
Leaves Today to Visit
Owens River
The chamber of commerce will run
an excursion Into the Owens river
country, visiting principal points of
interest en route, this morning. A
change has been made in the regular
routing. The excursion will pass
through the well lighted Newhall tun
nel instead of going over the grade at
that point. The surface of the aque
duct tunnel Is smooth and dustless
through its length of two miles.
For the convenience of the excur
sionists Pullman cars will be hauled
up to Haiwee in order that the mem
bers of the party may be accommo
dated Sunday night.
Engineer Mulholland, superintendent
of the aqueduct work], will head the
party. Mayor Alexander will be a
member of the party. The start will
be made at 8 o'clock this morning.
Luncheon will be served at Portal,
seventy-five miles distant. The party
will take supper at Mojave.
Dove Springs will be visited Sunday
night, where luncheon will be served.
The sightseers will visit Lone Pine and
Independence Monday. Tuesday the
party will return to Los Angeles.
New Referendum Enables 10 Per
Cent to Hold Up Law
SANTA FE, N. ' M., Oct. 28.—Ex
hausted by sixteen hours of continuous
debate, members of the New Mexico
constitutional convention at 4 o'clock
this morning adjourned until tomorrow
after adopting the majority report of
the committee on legislative depart
ment, whlcn\ incorporates a modified
form of the referendum and makes no
mention of the initiative.
As adopted the report provides for
a referendum whereby 10 per cent of
the voters of the state may force the
submission of a law to the people for
rejection or approval and 25 per cent
of the voters may suspend the opera
tion of a law until It Is passed upon
at the polls.
The report further provides for a
legislature of forty-nine representa
tives and twenty-four senators. There
are rigid anti-bribery provisions.
A banquet at which representatives
of eight colleges and normal schools
in Southern California were present
was the initial opening last night of
the Young Woman's Christian asso
ciation conference in the association
building at Third and Hill streets.
Miss Edith M. Graves was in charge
of the general arrangements for the
Following the banquet the guests re
tired to the First Presbyterian church,
where the Rev. E. P. Ryland delivered
an address on "Calls to Service in Col
lege." Miss Helan Salisbury, Miss
Carolyn Patch, Mrs. Frank A. Dewey,
Mrs. M. A. English, Miss Helen
Spauldlng and Miss Maud Howell
were among the speakers of the even-
The "Capitola song" was sung by a
quartet of younu women from Occi
dental college.
Judge Wellborn, sitting in the United
States circuit court yesterday, decided
against the complainant in the case
brought by Ephralm Campbell, in
ventor of a "flume gate" patent, to
restrain Calvin McMangle, Jacob
Fischer. Robert Norris and Charles W.
Lehr from an alleged infrinsmunt on
Campbell's patent.
Crescent City Breathes Easier
When Itinerant Purity
Congress Departs
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 28.—New Or
leans breathes easier since the depar
ture of reformers who are traveling
about the country in a Pullman ear,
conducting special meetings of the
American Purity congress.
This city was bitterly arraigned by
the visiting preachers of purity for
its alleged immorality, but the pro
tests of her citizens were mild com
pared with the howl that went up
when it was learned that the con
gress at its concluding session last
night adopted resolutions declaring
that "in their present immoral condi
tions both San Francisco and New Or
leans are wholly unfit to entertain the
Panama exposition."
A campaign for cleaning the city of
vice is already under way.
Man Employed in Kansas City
Murder Case Victim of
Mysterious Enemies
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 2S.—A mys
terious midnight attack was made on
Mrs. M. R. Rice, wife of former
Marshal Rice of Independence, and
the Rice home burned to the ground
shortly before 12 o'clock last night.
Mrs. Rice sustained a broken rib and
a bruise on the cheek.
Awakened shortly before midnight
by a man walking under her bedroom
window, Mrs. Rice investigated and
was attacked by the man, who struck
her twice. As the Intruder fled she
discovered the house was in flames,
and awakening her two daughters, es
caped a few minutes before the dwell
ing was In ruins.
Rice, who was away from home, is
a private detective employed to guard
the home of Mrs. Logan Swope,
mother of Mrs. B. C. Hyde. He has
guarded the property since the death
of Colonel Thomas Swope, for whose
murder Dr. Hyde has been convicted.
A strong odor of kerosene around tho
burning house caused the belief that
the entire rear section of the building
had been sprinkled with the fluid.
Southern Melodies. Enliven Pre
sentation of 'Down Mobile Bay'
Success marked the presentation of
"Down Mobile Bay" by the Billiken
club in the Gamut club auditorium
last night. A hit was made by Har
old Melville in his singing. The com
edy was carried by Karl Lobdell, who
kept the audience in continuous
laughter. Much merriment was fur
nished by allusions to local political
Charles Deaves sang "You'll Come
Back" and J. Carroll warbled "You
Ain't Talkin' to Me." The end .men
were P. H. Richardson, Karl Lobdell,
Harold Melville, Charles Deaves,
George A. Heaney and Carl Spauld
ing; B. T. Hagen, interlocutor. Bal
ladists, George Meade, Clyde Pembroke,
J. Carrol, E. F. McKown.
Following the minstrels, Miss Lillian
Belcher sang a number of southern
melodies. The wonders and mysteries
of the sleight of hand artist were ex
plained by Charles Murray. The play
was presented under the direction of
Ben Hagen and T. H. Richardson.
The orchestra was directed by Harry
Resolution Disapproving Governor
Gillett's $18,000,000 Im
provement Plan Adopted
Governor Gillett's $18,000,000 state
road bond proposition is not favored
by the Los Angeles chamber of com
merce. At an adjourned meeting of
the directors Friday night it was
turned down, a report from the com
mittee on parks, boulevards and roads
disapproving it having been unani
mously adopted. The reports follow:
"Your committee on parks, boule
vards and roads begs leave to report
as follows on the bonding of the state
for $18,000,000 for the purpose of build
ing a system of state highways. Our
report is against the voting of these
bonds for the following reasons:
"First—There is no definite plan to
show where the highways are to be
built and what method of construction
is to be followed. This matter, so es
sential to those who are to make use
of them and to take care of them af
terward does not appear to have been
considered at all. It is left to the
state official to devise a new plan and
to dovetail this into the old system of
county highways to the best of his in
dividual ability.
"Second —There is no provision in this
act for the maintenance of these road
ways when built. To expend $18,000,
--000 without safeguarding the results of
such expenditures, that is, to construct
a costly system of highways without
means to keep it in repair, must ap
peal to anyone as an unsound and
careless proposition and one that
ought to be materially amended be
fore it is taken under consideration.
"Third—Many difficulties will arise
because of the intercounty relations
which state highway construction in
volves, and for these no solution is of
fered that, in the act as printed in the
'Statutes of 1909,' there is found only
the most general reference to compen
sation, right of way and acceptance
In the matter of those county roads
that have been permanently improved
and which form a part of the present
highway system.
"Fourth—The county of Los Angeles
has already been bonded for the sum
of $3,500,000 for the purpose of building
a system of roads within the county
and they are now being constructed.
If the proposed $18,000,000 for state
construction is carried this county
will be obliged to pay about a quarter
of this amount.
"In this bond issue they are provid
ing a law to centralize the whole thing
in the governor, for he will appoint all
the members of the board of engineers
and examiners and for fifty years wo
are prevented from repealing it, be
cause the bonds run for lifty years and
it states that expressly in the law.
"The question is, are the people of
California ready to vote $18,000,000 to
put this into effect, when we know in
advance it will be a failure, and which
is unlike anything adopted anywhere
else, and will not help the great pro
ducing interests of the state a single
dollar, and with this power centering |
in the governor will build up another
political bureau for the purpose of
making appointments not for merit,
but for political purposes only.
"Your committee deems it very im
portant that your honorable body take
action at once against this measure
and through the press let the people
know your attitude, so that they may
be intelligently informed before cast
ing their votes on November 8.
"Respectfully submitted,
"Acting Chairman."
ENGLE DAM AT $7,000,000
EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 28.—The en
gineers in charge of the Elephant
Butte dam at Engle, N. M., were today
authorized by the secretary of the in
terior to proceed with the work on
what la known as "force account."
ruder the order all contracts will
be eliminated and the work done di
rectly by the government.
The work will coat about J7.000.000.
Petition for Guardian Alleges For
tune That Came Easy
Goes Easy
$8700 LEFT OUT OF $50,000
Nurse Said to Have Spent $41,
--300 in Three Weeks in
Los Angeles
Mrs. Palmyra A. Noble, who came to
Los Angeles three weeks ago from St.
Louis, where she received a bequest of
$50,000 from an elderly man whom she
nursed in his last illness, has proved
herself such a spendthrift with the
money that a petition for the appoint
ment of a guardian for her, on the
ground that she is mentally incompe
tent, was flleil in the probate depart
ment of the superior court yesterday.
Mrs. Noble, who is 62 years old,
seems to have been the prey of many
people in the short time she has been
possessed of money as she now has left
only $71!00 in the Los Angeles Trust
and Savings bank and $1500 on deposit
with the Southern Trust company, a
total of $STOO. The frequency with
which she drew checks led J. C. Drake,
president of the Los Angeles Trust and
Savings bank, to make an Investiga
tion, with tha result that he succeded
in saving considerable money tor her,
it is said.
Among the expenditures to her credit
are $2500 for the trip from St. Louis to
Los Angeles, although it is possible
to come, as colonists do, for %2~>. An
other outlay for practically nothing is
said to be $8000. Still another Is $11,500
for a lease of the Santa Rita hotel at
Eleventh and Main streets.
Attorney Guinn, who filed the peti
tion on behalf of H. C. Millsap, the
petitioner, said that Mrs. Noble volun
teered to draw for him a check for
$10,000, which, needless to say, he did
not take.
It is asked in the petition that Miss
Jennie Lappin, of Los Angeles, be made
the guardian of Mrs. Noble's person
and that the Los Angeles Trust and
Savings bank be made the guardian of
the $8700 which is left from the origi
nal $50,000.
Cars Operated on Varying Sched
ule Until Work Is Completed
The new four-track electric system
between Los Angeles and Pasadena
was put into operation yesterday by
the Pacific Electric company. As it
is only partially completed the cars
are being operated at present on a
temporary schedule. This will be
changed to a better one as soon
as the work on the new lines is com
The four-track system begins at the
Indian village, near Eastlake park,
and ends at El Molino Junction, just
outside the city limits of Pasadena.
The two inside tracks are used for
flyer service, with no stops between
this city and Pasadena, while the out
side tracks are used by the slower
local service cars.
With thA new flyer service in effect
the time between the two terminal
points is reduced about ten minutes,
while local traffic is better served by
the possibility of operating more cars
with four tracks at the company's
William E. Barto, said to be the
third member of a trio of thieves who
stole several sample suit cases from
the Red Wing Advertising company of
this city, was arrested yesterday by
Detective Hawley on a grand larceny
J. H. Newell and R. M. Rogers, the
other members of the trio, were ar
rested several days ago and are being
held In the city jail pending a hearing
in the police court.
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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.
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Editorial Section
East Forty-Eighth Street Resi
dent Rushes in Front of
Street Car
Trolley Coming Up Collides and
Jolts Passengers from
Seats, Injuring Three
The fender on an in-bound Griffith
avenue car of the Los Angeles Rail
way company saved the life of Mrs.
L. J. Brandt, who lives at 928 East
Forty-eighth street, yesterday morn
ing at Twelfth and San Pedro streets.
She escaped with a contusion of the
back, and after receiving medical at
tention in the Crocker street hospital
went to her home.
The Griffith avenue car, in charge ot
Frank Reed, motorman, and G. M.
Hurley, conductor, was proceeding
west on Twelfth street, after having
stopped on the east side of San Pedro
street to discharge some passengers.
As tho car crossed the interection of
the two treets Mrs. Brandt rushed in
front of it. Motorman Reed applied
the air and emergency brakes, bring
ing his car to a stop within a few feet.
Mrs. Brandt was knocked from her
feet and fell on the fender.
At the same time a Hooper avenue
car, bound in the same direction,
crashed into the roar end of the Grif
fith avenue car, shaking the passen
gers from their seats and Injuring ona
by Hying glass. That the car was not
going at a high rate of speed prevent
ed a more serious accident.
Mrs. L. G. McCubbln, who lives at
1033 East Thirty-third street, a pas
senger on the Hooper avenue car, wan
the only one injured. She suffered a
slight laceration on the forehead from
a piece of glass. She was treated in.
a nearby drug store. Mrs. W. H. Mc-
Cubbln, 928V 3 East Thirty-sixth street,
and Mrs. W. T. Cousins, 1033 East
Thirty-third street, were shaken up
by the impact, but did not suffer any
serious injuries.
"Witnesses to the accident placed the
blame on the crew of the Hooper ave
nue car because they were running so
close behind the other car. W. D. Ev
erett was motorman and A. B. Brad
ley conductor of the Hooper avenue
Following an altercation over tho
possession of some furniture John
Collyer was arrested yesterlay after
noon on a charge of disturbing tha
peace, preferred against him by Mrs.
J T Yeaky, 3424 Pasadena avenue.
Collyer paid a fine of $10 before Po
lice Judge Rose.
It appears that Collyer Oeposlted $2o
with Mrs. Yeaky to be applied on tho
purchase price of a lot of furniture.
While Collyer was absent trying to
find an expressman to haul the fur
niture away, Mrs. Yeaky is alleged to
have resold the furniture to another
man, whose name was not disclosed.
When Collyer returned to the housn
he discovered the other purchaser
loading the furniture into a wagon.
An argument is said to have arisen
between the men, during which Mrs.
Yeaky charges Collyer with "using
profane, vulgar, loud and boisteroua
language in the presence of women
and children."
In a complaint issued by Deputy Dis
trict Attorney Hill yesterday after
noon, Mrs. Mary Howard is charged
with passing a valueless check on Ja
cob Korn, a tailor, 740 South Broad
way, for $47.75 in payment for a suit.
According- to the story told the dep
uty district attorney by Korn when ha
made application for the complaint,
Mrs. Howard ordered a suit from him.
When she called for it she tendered
a check for $47.75 in payment for it and.
received a small amount of change.
The check was received by the bank
marked "no account." A warrant for
the arrest of Mrs. Howard was issued
yesterday. i M*Mil«

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