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M'CAN HOME SOLD TO W.A. CLARK, JR. The Former Senator's Son Pays $90,000 for Residence on West Adams Street RARE FITTINGS IN MANSION Billiard Room to Be Transformed into Library, with Twenty Thousand Books ' W. A. Clark, jr., yesterday purchased the home of David Chambers McCan, West Adams and Clmarron streets, for $1(0,000, taking possession at once. While the purchase was made by W. A. Clark, jr., former Senator W. A. Clark and his family, as stated In The Herald several weeks ago, will pass much of their time in L,os Angeles. It is known that Senator Clark, his family and ser vants, will arrive in this city next week and will be with his son for a considerable length of time. Tho sale of this property, which has been pending for about four weeks, was negotiated as quietly as possible, and when it was concluded Mr. and Mrs. McCan gave immediate posses sion. The house Is one of tho conspio nous residences on West Adams street, standing practically on the crest of the hill, with a sweeping view toward the era, and an almost uninterrupted view .'I the city in the other direction. It is surrounded by a high brick wall, which caused considerable comment in the neighborhood when it was built. This wall, however, is of particular value to the new owners of the house, as it re lieves them to a degree from fear of kidnaping of their son, now a boy of 8 yours. He is the famous "million dol lar baby," lirst grandchild to Senator Clark, and tho privileges of out-of doors will be his quite unrestrainedly in tho commodious grounds surround ing the new home. PRECIOUS INTERIOR FITTINGS Mr. Clark bought the McCan resi dence just as it stands, with the fur niture, rugs and hangings, Mr. and *?r*.WcCan removing only their books, pictures, linen, silver and glass. The house is filled with furniture about which traditions cling. Much of tho old mahogany was brought from the McCan residence in Now Orleans; lan terns from Japan and China, and valu able lamps from Ceylon. Other souve nirs of wide travel on the part of the former owners will make the house ad ditionally interesting. Mr. McCan removed the suit of Jap anese armor obtained by him in China at the time of the downfall of Port Ar thur. This suit is more than 400 years old, and is now loaned to the Califor nia club. The chandeliers in all of the lower rooms were brought from the old New Orleans ancestral home, and addi tional side lights were specially made to harmonize with them. The house Is complete so far as minute care in details can make it. It was erected under Ma McCan's per sonal supervision, and has cleverly de vised plants for heating and cooling purposes, a thorough and novel ventil ation and lighting system, and wood work in -which especial care has been used both in selection and treatment. PLAN FOR GREAT LIBBAMT It Is understood that Mrs. Clark will make some alterations in the arrange ment of the rooms. The billiard room will be used to house Mr. Clark's ex tensive library, numbering about 20,000 hooks, and the smaller room to the right of the main entrance, used at present for a library, will be redeco rated and used for a reception room. The drawing room, with its wonderful pink and white tapestry, and uphol stery to harmonize, will be used as the music room, while the conservatory and dining room, two of the most beau tifully arranged rooms of the house, will be used as they are. The sleeping apartments for family use are extremely commodious and comfortable, and the servants' quar ters and garage already provide ac commodations for a contiderable reti nue of servants. Mr. Clark has his butler, an attache of the family of many years' standing, and -will install a. menage of considerable size in his new home. As permanent residents here Mr. and Mrs. Clark will undoubtedly do much entertaining, and their now home of fers magnificent opportunities. The grounds and gardens are remarkable lor their beauty. The conservatory is one of the most picturesque portions ofr the house, opening both from the draw- Ing room and the dining room and hav ing the full benefit of the western sun, ■which illuminates the mahogany pan eled dining room with an effective, glowing light. The entire third floor of the house Is unfinished and may be built either Into a ball room, billiard room or fitted up with additional sleeping apartments, as the new owner may desire, as it offers sufficient space and height for either purpose. MANY ATTEND FUNERAL OF PIONEER LOS ANGELAN Conrad Hafen Came to City When Only 5000 Lived Here Largely attended t funeral services were held yesterday afternoon over the body of Conrad Hafen In the Zlon German Methodist church, burial be ing In the family plot In Rosedale cemetery. Mr. Hafen was a pioneer, having? come to Los Angeles In 1868, when Los Angeles was a town of 5000 inhabitants. He had passed an eventful life, hav ing been born In Switzerland in 1824 and at the age of 10 years being the sole support of his mother and two other children. Coming to the United States in 1860 with his family he traveled by rail to Omaha, there purchasing an outfit and going by trail over the plains to Utah, where he remained eight years, then coming again by wagon to Cali fornia. Mr. Hafen took up agriculture and was particularly successful in raising grapes. In 1887 he retired from that business and entered into the real estate business, amassing a consider able fortune. He Is survived by one son and two daughters, Louis Hafen, Mrs. Eliza Price and Mrs. Jacob Diet rich, all o/ Los Angeles, together with eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. D. C. McCan and Daughter in Conservatory of Home Which Was Sold Yesterday to W. A. Clark, Jr. FIGHTS PAYMENT OF $10,000 CLAIM Director Los Angeles County Im provement Co. Objects to Associate's Actions Objecting to the Los Angeles County Improvement company's paying $10,000 to one of its directors for his alleged labors in subleasing property, George Zobelein, another director, yesterday filed in the superior court a suit in which he wants the sum cut to not more than $250. Zobelein's action is directed against' the corporation named and Henry Koch, Alfred Koch, Edward R. Mainl and C. W. Pendleton, directors. Zobe leln declares that June 1, I'JO4, the com pany leased certain land in Los Ango-" les from Nora McCartney, for a period ci.ding March 1, 1920. On May 10 of this year he says the corporation subleased a part of the land to E. R. Maier, as trustee of the Vernon Athletic association, and W. i Henry Berry, as trustee of the Angel ! City Baseball association, for a period | of nine years and four months, at an annual retal of $10,000, payable senii annually in installments of $SUUO. On October 7 of this year, continues Zobe lein, the company succeeded in making another sublease, this time to the Luna Park Amusement company, for a pe riod to end with the expiration of the original lease, for a total rental of 188,600. At the time the subleases were per fected, Zobelein asserts, Pendleton was president, Maier vice president, Henry Koch treasurer, himself secretary, and all of them, with one A. F. Lopworth, constituted the board of directors. With the exception of Lapworth all were present, he says, when the leases were made. At an informal meeting of tho direct ors, October 14, when Lapworth again was absent, Henry Koch, according to Zobelein's declarations, asserted that the corporation owed him $10,000 for his services in negotiating the two sub leases. Zobelein offered objections, but the others seemed to favor Koch, he says. Then Pendtetorr, as president, sent out a call for a meeting of the direct ors, saying that they would meet Octo ber 26 to fill >a vacancy on the board and to consider Koch's claims. SON IS liJVEN STOCK Meantime Koch transferred to his son, Alfred Koch, five shares of stock in the concern, and at the meeting Lap worth, who previously had disposed of his stock, was replaced on the board of directors by the son of the man who wanted $10,000. Zobelein objected to the placing of the young man on tho board, but his objections were useless against the ma jority, as they were in the case of the older Koch's claims, which were rec ognized by the other directors and voted upon. Zobelein wants the court to declare the action of the other directors of the corporation illegal; wants Koch not to have more than $250, if he even is awarded anything, and wants all di rectors enjoined from paying him any things, saying they had planned to give him $5000 today and $5000 November 1, 1911, until the end of the action Just instituted. Reasons for disliking the action of the other directors are that he thinks it unfair to him, as he owns 32,134 shares of tho 97,905 shares of the cor- LOS ANGELES HERALD TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1010. poration, -while Pendleton owns 426, with 1000 more standing In his name as trustee; Maier, 5 shares; Henry Koch, 1502, and Alfred Koch, 5. He also as serts that Maier and the elder Koch own stock in the Vernon Athletic asso ciation and Pendleton is likewise in terested in the Angel City Baseball association, the sublessors. COUNTY OFFICIALS WILL CURE FOR AGED WOMAN Mrs. Isabella Carlyle Plank, the aged authoress who vi^as arrested Sun day by the police Juat after she had pawned a sealskin wrap for $1.50, and who was suspected of receiving stolen goods, but was found to be in the dir est poverty, was arraigned yesterday before the lunacy commission on a charge of insanity. She displayed no signs of being Insane, and it is ex pected that she will be liberated at her trial, which will take place this afternoon. Mrs. Plank expressed herself as be ing willing to return to Michigan, where she has relatives who will care for her if she can obtain the money to purchase a ticket. It is expected that the Associated Charities will aid her in going east. Meantime Mrs. Plank, who was ap proaching starvation bravely in a lit tle room In the Hotel Nicaragua, where she had lived for months upon what she could obtain by pawning one article of clothing after another, will be well fed at the county hospital. The officials there and at the court house are interested in her sad plight, and it is their desire to give h«r the best treatment possible. NINETEEN MEN FINED ON LOTTERY PLAYING CHARGE Wong- Wing, a well dressed Chinese, was fined $75, and eighteen other men, whites and negroes, were fined $10 each by Judge Frederiekson yesterday morning following their arrest Satur day night when officers raided Wong Wing's house at 409 Los Angeles street, holding the Chinese on a charge of conducting a lottery and the others for frequenting the place. Judge Frederickson lined the prison ers before him In a row. Asked to plead, all entered pleas of guilty. One by one they paid their fines. Those arrested in Wong Wing's place were- E. T. Echols, Charles Perry, George Williams, W. C. Wright, Samuel Eaton, R. Westmoreland, S. M. Osborn, Ed Brown, J. T. Thornton, W. Smith, John Barrett, Charles War ner, William Edwards, A. J. Roke, George Martin, R. Ausland and W. H. Meeks. DIFFICULT TO GET JURY IN STRIKE PICKETING CASE After exhausting a panel of fifty ve nlremen without the selection of a single Juror, the case of Christopher Lewis, Ironworker, arrested September 26 at the plant of the Fulton Engine works on a charge of picketing, was set over until today in Judge Cham bers' court. Prom the fifty veniremen ten were chosen as temporary Jurors. Another panel of fifty veniremen will appear in court this morning. With few exceptions all those ex amined yesterday stated they had opinions on the picki-ting question and a majority were unwilling to say they could pass Judgment In the case In hand without natural prejudice. EXILED NOBLEMAN NEAR DEATH HERE Frenchman Who Hurled Bombs at Empress Eugenic Can Live Only Short Time Count Carl C. De Rudio, a French nobleman who was exiled from his na tive land for attempting to assassinate the Empress Eugenic by hurling a bomb under her carriage while she was driving on a boulevard in Paris in the early '60s, is dying at his home, 1839 New England street. His wife and three daughters are with him. Dr. Sassala, who is attending hjm, does not believe that he will survive the day. De Rudio, in his youth a member of the royalist party, has lived a life marked by stirring incidents. He first came into prominence when he hurled a bomb under the carriage of the French empress as the culmination of a plot among a royalist circle to kill the mother of Napoleon 111. He nar rowly escaped death at the hands of an enraged populace, and was con victed and sentenced to die by the guillotine., His wife, an English woman, who had served as a maid to Queen Victoria In the early years of her reign, rushed to England and pleaded with the British monarch to save the life of her husband. ENGLISH QUEEN SAVES HIM The English queen Is said to have interceded and Bayed De Kudio from the "bloody ax of France." Instead, his sentence was commuted and he was sentenced to life Imprisonment on one of the penal islands off the coast of France. De Rudio escaped from the island with the aid of royalist friends and fled to America, an exile. He received a commission in the United States army and fought throughout the clos ing years of the war, coming out of the conflict with the rank of major. He later participated in an Indian cam paign in the west. Fifteen years ago he moved to Los Angeles with his family. The last three years of his life he has devoted to the writing of the memoirs of his life. Count De Rudio is 78 years old. The hardships of campaign and prison have told on him In the later years of his life. For aome months he has been ail ing. Several weeks ago he was stricken with an effection of the heart and took to his' bed. Day by day he ha» grown weaker, until yesterday tho end was expected at any moment. The nobleman has three children- Mrs. H. C. Scott, .Mrs. S. E. Adair and Mrs. N. V. Vlcrey. His aged wife has never left his bedside since his Illness. She is greatly affected at his condition and the family fears she will not be able to withstand the ordeal. WHITE SLAVERS RECEIVE SENTENCE OF 3 YEARS SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31.—Three years In the state prison at San Quen tin was the sentence imposed today by Judge Dunne on William Balmaln and George Pierce, convicted "white slav ers." In passing sentence the judge said: "All the circumstances of this case point very clearly, in my opinion, to the presence here of a system that ought to be reached." CHINESE SOLO AS VIRTUAL SLAVES Smugglers Land Coolies at Iso lated Spots on Coast of California U. S. OFFICIALS HOODWINKED Federal Authorities Find a Loop hole Through Which Mon golians Gain Entry Federal authorities have fou,nd the loophole through which hundreds of contraband Chinese are being dumped each month Into Southern California and sold into virtual slavery by Chi nese companies in payment for their passage from the Orient and Illegal en try into this country. According to the authorities, the Chi nese have been landed at Isolated spots on the coast between San Diego and j Santa Barbara by Americans operat ing swift power schooners from Ma zatlan, Mexico, instead of being smug gled across the border line between the United States and Mexico. With the knowledge that Chinese were entering this country in great numbers, the federal deputies have been watching the border line closely lor many months, and they charge that the smugglers have hoodwinked them by deliberately sending batches of un suspecting Chinese across the border as bait for capture in order that the government agents would not abandon the theory that it was from across the Mexican border line that the blind trail stell led. The suspicions of the authorities are said to have been first aroused several weeks ago when the immigration ser vice in Los Angeles became active in arresting Chinese in this city and other parts of Southern California, despite the fact that the guard had been in creased along the border line, and it was known the contrabands could not have been smuggled past them. In vestigations were made and it was learned that the Chinese were coming from the coast. Reports reached federal headquarters that mysterious schooners had been seen close to shore north of San Diego, San Pedro and at points south of Santa Barbara. These reports were practic ally confirmed, and a dragnet has been spread secretly along the coast. It is stated that Chinese companies ■with headquarters in Hongkong, China, Knsenada, Ilex., Los Angeles and San Francisco, together with many of the large eastern cities in America, pay to Americans who operate half a dozen swift schooners $250 for each Chinese landed at designated points on the Cal ifornia coast. SOLO LIKE SLAVES These Chinese, who have been brought from the Orient by the Chi nese companies, and who seldom have any money with them, make an agree ment with the company to work for it for two or three years in America. The contrabands are generally of the coolie class in China and have not the slight est knowledge of the English language. They are said to have been warned by agents of the Chinese companies that should they be discovered by the Amer icana they will be beheaded. After the arrival of the aliens in this country they are literally buried in the China towns of the coast cities for days and weeks at a time, and taken singly, un der guard, to various occupations, where in ignorance they serve out their time, amounting in some cases to years. The federal authorities state that the system under which this scheme is worked has a parallel only in the white slave traffic. The Chinese companies are backed by unlimited means in the carrying out of their plans, according to the federal officers. Deputy United States Maishal Harry J. Place of San Diego, who has been instrumental in the capture of many aliens smuggled across the Mexican border line, brought eighteen Chinese to Los Angeles last week. Under or ders of deportation they were herded together and taken to San Francisco yesterday, where they will be dis patched to the Orient on the next steamer. The . prisoners were taken north in charge of Deputy United States Marshals Durlin and J. B. Men delson. SMUGGLING PROFITABLE Place said yesterday that the Amer icans implicated in the smuggling of the Chinese into this country cleared as high as $50,000 each year and be came wealthy in the prosecution of their illegal business. "The Chinese companies," he said, "have become fabulously rich. A con dition of slavery in the Chinatowns of many American cities and even on some of the ranches worked by Chinese has made them so. These aliens work months and sometimes years in pay ment for delivery into this country. They are of the lowest class and are kept In absolute Ignorance. There is no doubt in our minds but that the •blind trail' has shifted from the Mexican border line to the California coast. We will nab them yet, although hundreds of Chinese have got by us each month. In fact, a small percent age of the Chinese entering this coun try from Mexico are apprehended. "The smugglers have a splendid sys tem and organization, backed by plen ty of money. Fine brains are at the head of this organization. It has taken the government men some time to solve this problem, but we have found the loophole through which they have eluded us. It is only a question of time now until we will nave them dodging." ••• , It is probable from the recent dis covery made by the federal officers that the aid of several government revenue cutters will be enlisted in run ning down the Americans who, the authorities say, are known to bo land ing Chinese on the California coast. There was much stir and activity in the offices of Chief Immigration In spector Ridgeway and United States Marshall Youngworth yesterday, and the government officials are said to be in close communication with the authorities at. San Diego. SEVERAL PAY FOR SPEEDING Week-end speeders appeared in Judge Prederickson's court yesterday morn ing and took their medicine in the shape of fines. With the exception of the case of B. P. Tousley, who will plead November 1, pleas of guilty were entered. The following fines were im posed: W. M. Goff, *25; C. M. Cotter, $25- Don Lee, $25; John Kelly, »25; A. H. Larson, $30;, E. J. Hampton, $25. Serge Suits. Last Minute Arrivals Shown ,-^. Tuesday SO IT Wit First Time L-d J —Just out of their boxes—what beauties they are! But their greatest attractive- jAMw')9&\ ness lies in the fact that they will be sold >»§P V/f/H \ for $25.00 —not a bit less than one- ;rss^f \ A *v' LM J half under their real value. "~| W^^i'.3| L —How they will win friends for the « 41«fiL Wmk§ If Bullock fashion salons, second floor! hr^^^'mm^U I Blue serges, with the new gored W^OTil $W$V I. skirt styles and coats lined with \ll|\Jp VJi splendid Skinner's satin. Ml "°' 1 M You must see them today, and the \\Wlfi'* r~Mm other suits at $25, $35, $55 and $59.50. \\\\m\ ■« /UK The best things we have shown this ,\UM: [VuW\ season —new styles in medium and [ ti| fflgr-'—ifY'Jj heavy weight Scotch mixtures, novelty \\ujM' ff IB fabrics, broadcloths, cheviots, velvets mIX r^^'l corduroys and cheviots —of exceptional |\ Un l§§&fl| beauty and finish. 1 i^S ||p| gpecial Values I IB in Stationery VImI 1 —Fine Fabric Linen Paper 2.V But— IWL wM»k /fife One quire and 24 envelopes; put I EH •iSKJiQ IS. up in boxes made attractive- I « ijSXKi H* by the chrysanthemum designs on tlia J n ,9Jk B9 cover. One-third under worth, 250 . ,jH S K^ —Found Hot Twilled Fabric Linen Cor- jjSBB H SB reKpondence Paper —96 sheets to "*JJ*^| JUS —Post Card Albums 35c Each— are C--,,;-!,. ;_ ' JE Ij way uniler regular price. Side op>?n- opeCiaiS in f rs r*S9bJt ing style, with pages holding three Toilet Goods V card.. Fancy desiens on the cover. -1 ouel: uooas Z, 300 card albums 35c each - _. —that mean savings of 1-3 to Vi -Stationery Department. Main Floor, Jn caseg « uesday shop North Building. pera ln the Drug Sect ion, Main Attractive 18-Inch 'J /-» Floor, South Building. Centerpieces C*J\s —Peroxiae 10c Bottle— ft lt>. b«»t V. B. V^enierpiCl.C& p Standard. —Just one of the many remark- —Hygienic Violet Witch Hazel —A, able values you will find in the splendid lotion to use after bathing. ArtvDeDt 4th floop —Smith* Antiseptic Soap 15c Box— —18 inch Centerpieces—Either round or skin soap of extraordinary merit. 3 smlare with two rows of spoke cakes ln the box. 15c. A fci* value. stUchtn* and trimmed in a splen- -Assorted Tooth Brushe. lßc-Wltfa *x rtwi mv with German cluny lace. cellent bristles. -£SnS or squarn lotion for the skin. "^ »3ajas Btuohlng ana -"- te n'ri^vr! _D. C,n:t Forget-^ 1 Embroidery Cl«».e. -Xo Odor Powder 15c-A fine deodoriz every day except Monday from 2 to 4. Ing preparation. iiiiimihiiiiiiii ■■■iMi«rirwriTrriTrmnrr~~~~~~"~~**"'™'******'' MM*M**** ce *J Do You Want a Sunken Garden? Do You Want a Hill-Side Site? You can get contours, most fertMe 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. Jno. A. PIRTLE 400 Union Trait Bia- JnO. A. FIX 1 LiCj teU F6613. A You Can Make Money y^sgg\ hard work of saving if you want to or you /g|j§il^ can make it easy for yourself. The fellow. /^liilr \ who puts away a little and does it often, / vp?s?a| \ Rets there surely and simply. Let us help / flullSlliil \ y°u to save Open a bank account here to / \ Hay with $1.00. Merchants Bank and Trust Co. 207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CONVENTION LEAGUE MEETS Discuss Methods of Bringing Big Meetings to Los Angeles Methods of securing desirable con ventions for Los Angeles were discussed at a meeting of the executive commit tee of the Los Angeles Convention league yesterday afternoon at the chamber of commerce. There were present M. H. Flint, president; W. G. Hutchison, second vice president; George W. Yon Ache, H. Z. Osborne, C. H. Toll, treasurer; Frank Wiggins, secretary, and F. J. Zeehandelaar. It was decided to make a thorough canvass for funds, not for present use but in order that a guaranty fund may be had for providing entertainment for such conventions as may be secured. A long list of prospective meetings was gone over by the members. E W McGee, one of the directors and' general passenger agent of the Santa Fe, and George W. yon Ache were selected as the representatives of the league at a convention to be new at the chamber of commerce next Sat urday to consider the best means ot increasing tourist traffic. ENGINERING PROFESSOR DIES COLUMBUS, 0., Oct. 31.—Prof. B. W. Robinson, aged 52 years, ton... r member of the engineering faculty M Ohio State university, died suddenly at his home today Editorial Section SCHOOLBOY CONFUSED IN STREET, HIT BY AN AUTO Dodges One Machine and Steps in Front of Another While crossing the street at Sunset boulevard and Mohawk street yester day afternoon Lawrence Kelly, a 12 --year-old schoolboy living at 1724 Kane street, was struck by an automobile belonging to L. A. Clampitt and knocked unconscious. When the boy reached the receiving- hospital his face was covered with blood, and it was thought he had received fatal Injuries. An examination, however, showed tliat his injuries were not serious enough to prevent his recovery. As soon as the boy had been struck the driver of the machine picked him up and rushed him to the hospital. lie remained in the ward until young Kelly recovered consciousness. The lad freed the driver of all blame, say ing he had deliberately stepped la front of the automobile after b> ing confused at the approach of an other machine from the opposite direc tion. "I was watching a steam roller work when the machine struck me," sobbed the boy. '"1 tried to get out of the way of another auto and ran btraight in front of this machine. It was all my fault." On the boy's statement the driver ot the machine was not held. The publication office of the Builder ;ind Contractor has moved to 118 West Third street, first Jloor of tha Htime bulUUa*.