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SMUGGLER CAUSES STUDENT'S ARREST Gin Wut Wah Confesses and In volves Polytechnic Boy in Chinese Plot CONTRABAND PROGRAM SEEN Wong Hong, in Jail- Declares He Is a Victim of Jealousy for Progress in Learning Gin Wut Wall, convicted of smuggling and attempted bribery, and who was sentenced in the United States district court several days ago •to serve two years in the federal peni tentiary at Fort Leavenworth, has given Information to the immigration officers which resulted yesterday in the arrest of Wong Hong, a Chinese stu dent in the Polytechnic high school, and Wong Sing Tai, a Chinese resident of Whittier, on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government by smugg ling aliens across the Mexican border. Hong is 19 years old, dressed in the height of fashion, speaks English flu ently and has been a student at the Polytechnic high school three years. Tal is older than his companion and has been prominent, it is said, in Chinese missionary work. The men were arrested by Deputy United States Marshal Bert Franklin and were taken to the county jail late yesterday afternoon. Marshal Franklin is searching for Wong Wing Hing, another Chinese who was implicated in the confession of the convicted smuggler. The confessions made by Wan, It is said, are of such a nature that a new light has been thrown on the smuggling situation, and ona which, if,: found authentic, will materially aid Chief Inspector Connell of the Immigration service in putting a stop to the opera tions of a smuggling ring. The Polytechnic student protests his innocence. He blames Wong Fung, a Chinese awaiting trial on smuggling charges, and who comes before an Im migration commission in January, for his arrest, and states that Fung was jealous of his progress at school and angry with him for his refusal to take part in smuggling aliens into this coun try. DR. BROUGHER TRIUMPHS IN MEMBERSHIP CONTEST Baptist Clergyman Wins Suit of Clothes in Federation Club Competition At the oloko of the whirlwind contest of the Federation club last night at 10 o'clock it wan found that the Rev. .1. whltcomb Brougher, the, recently elected president of the club, was the winner of the first Individual prize of a $50 suit of clothes, with 66 names to lij credit. During the contest 300 new members were obtained for the club, making the total membership 700. Division No. 2, with H. A. Gets. A. K. Bruce and A. 7,. 'fait as workers, won the division contest with 105 new, members and will receive the painting donated by A. Montgomery- Division. N. -1 won the second prise with 301 members to its credit, prof. J. E. LJckley and O. H. Newby as leaders. From 9 o'clock yesterday morning tho four divisions were kept busy securing members and telephoning in to Ihe club headquarters until the close at the con test at I" o'clock. Supper was served .■it 6:30 o'clock and a. large number of business men were present. The new membership Id practically composed of business and professional men of the city. The winning division will be guests of honor at a banquet next Monday night at the club morns. Santa Claus will present the prizes won and will also present Christmas presents to the banqueters. All the prizes will be an nounced as soon «r audited by the cam paign manager, J. B. Pendleton. Although the 1000 murk was not reached there was general rejoicing at the club headquarters, and the cam paign has atarte da movement that will continue until the 600 new members have been obtained *lo reach tho thou sand mark. $250 IS ADDED TO FUND FOR HOMELESS WAIFS Contributor Refuses to Give Any Name-Says Gift for Chil dren, Not Publicity Through the efforts of The Herald the fund for the Loa Angeles Orphans' Home society received another dona tion of $250 yesterday. The man who subscribed the money refused to give his name, as he Hair] he was present ing it to tha Home fund for 111.=» salyj of the children and not publicity. This new addition brings the turn raised by The Herald up to $1800 If responses continue to come in with such promptness the women of the as sociation will be able to establish a small hospital containing an operating room, with necessary appliances. At present they are unable to take care of their very Kick children as, undei the state: law, if a child leaven the horns for even one night, for even the purpose of going to the Children* hos pital, ii is struck off the list of or phans Jit the home and must be rein stated through a proceso full of red tape and conventionalities. Therefore the women hope to put up quarters where they can attend to their own rases. Ten thousand dollars will he necessary Cor the establishment of such a bungalow hospital. The women are feeling hopeful, they say, that the amount will be forthcoming soon. EXCURSIONISTS WILL SEE IMPERIAL VALLEY TOWNS The chamber of commerce excursion to the Imperial valley left tho Arcade station last night. Today will be passed fit. IS] Centro where a fair Is in progress. A number of persons interested In the valley and Its future will leavu for El Centro thl morning and join thi first excursionists In their . visit to the various towns In the val *" ley. They will return the Brit of next week. * ■ OFFICER WHO PROVED SKILL AS HORSEMAN WITH PERFECT SCORE B ■ fR ■ x am I r.VIKOLMAN <'. A. IJIt'S PATROLMAN C.A. IMUS FORCE'S CHAMPION RIDER 'Hcadliner' for Mounted Squad a Former Cowboy on the Arizona Ranges Although he weighs -00 pounds, Pa trolman C. A. Inius of the traffic squad, also "headliner" of the new mounted squad, believes lie can out ride many men weighing 14<> pounds. His record tend.s to show that I" 1 call do it, too, for lio Ml tho patrolmen who tried out In feats of horseman ship. Patrolman Imus made a perfect score, 100 points, in the contest In Agricultural park. Nine other men will be appointed to the mounted squad with him. Ap Imus, who )i;if been on tho force two years, is a for mer cowboy and horse trainer, it wan a simple matter for him to make good in the contests. The strenuous tests to which tln< contestants were subjected proved quite difficult for a tew of the as pirants for mounted details proved to be. of little consequence for Imus. [nius was horn In the cattle coun trj of Arizona and panned his time until he reached his majority on hi.s father's cattle ranch, which embraced parts of Mojave and Yavapal counties, lnt> r engaging In the stock business him.elf, buying and training horses. GOVERNMENT FILES TWO MORE SUITS AGAINST S.P. United States Claims Mineral- Bearing Land Granted the Railroad as Agricultural The government filed two more suits In tho United stains circuit court yes terday against the Southern Pacific Railroad company, the Kern Trading and Oil company, and others, for the recover^.- of land.-, said to be mineral bearing and now held by the corpora tions by virtus of a grant by con giving to ihe South.th Pacific alter nate sections of land for 20 mites on each side of its right of way. Two thousand acres of land in the vicinity of Lancaster nnd McKlttrlck are involved in the suits which were tiled by Assistant United State ■ i torney G. Kay Horton, The govern ment claims the land upon grounds that it is mineral bearing Whereat) tho land was originally given to the .South ern T'aeific. as agricultural lands. 'Die suits will be prosecuted by (1. Kay Horton, one or the government's attorneys in the southern district. Among those made defendants with the Southern Pacific company In the government suits are Homer King, trustee; James K. Wilson, trustee; the Central Trust company of New York; the Equitable Trust company, and the Kern Trading and Oil com pany. CONVICTED THIEF BLAMES QUEER IMPULSE FOR CRIME Walter Prescott Sentenced for Stealing Robe and Whip "A couple of hundred dayi added to nineteen years don't make much difference," said Walter Prtscutt, coti fessed thief, as h" left Police Judge Frederlckson's court yesterday after noon ami returned to the city j >iI to serve ISO days. "But of course, to speak the level truth, I would rather be outside than in." Prcscott was arrested three days ago for stealing a lap robe and a whip from a buggy in the downtown sec tion. When asked why he stole, he merely shrugged his shoulders and told Judge Frederickson to draw bis own conclusion*. Since explanations would not help his case, he sold he preferred to say nothing. After re his sentence Prescott said: ■ To tell the truth I don't know why l took them. It seems that there is something inside me that won't let me do right, and I suppose I must pass practically the rest of my days in Jail." OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE WINS FROM POMONA IN DEBATE Occidental won from Pomona college last night in their sixth annual inter collegiate '!■ bate. It occurred in the Occidental auditorium. The subject of the debate was "Are Labor Unions Justified in Insisting By All Lawful Means at Their Disposal on the Closed Shop." Occidental taking the affirma tive and Pomona the negative. * The judges presiding over the con test were Prof. James Dlckaon of the University of Southern California; Prof. .':. I!. Hunt of the same college, and Prof, It. 1). Perry of the Los An geles high school. There were three debaters on each Bide, Four hundred students and their friends from both colleges were present. LOS ANGELES HERALD; FKIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10. 1910. CRIPPLE GIVES BATTLE TO POLICE AND DOCTORS Surgeons and Attendants at Re ceiving Hospital Struggle with Belligerent Patient Though he walked into the hospital on crutches, his right leg having been amputated years ago. Ed Watson, known to the police as a professional i beggar, gave attaches of the receiving I in;,- hospital a tussle that they will not soon forget when an effort whs made , to place him on the operating table yestei day morning. Watson was arrested on East First I street foi begging. According to the ; officers he had printed cards in his ! pocket which he passsed out to pede» trtans In an effort to enlist then- sym paiiiy. When placed in the patrol wagon he was found to bo drunk, and he Immemdlately began to show re- SOntmi nt ever iiis arrest by beating his head against the sides of the wagon. When he reached central sta tlon his forehead was bleeding and there were minor bruises on his skull. Instead of going at once to jail Offi cer Canto took his prisoner to the re ceiving- "hospital, wher he asked that the man's wounds be dressed. When |he tried to place his prisoner on the | operating table. Watson ilung'awhy his crutches, threw himself nn the floor and began striking out blindly with his fists Despite his missing limb he soon proved himself a powerful adversary. II was several minutes before Canto and the hospital attaches could get close enough to Watson to hold his ' arms find place him on the table. Even when he had been stretched at full I , length he writhed and wriggled so successfully that Dr. Carter gave up the ease and allowed the man to be : taken to the jail, fearing that he might , do violence. S.P. ABSORBING L.A.P. BLOW TO SANTA MONICA Lumber Shipments Will Not Be Received ata Port Los Angeles After Jan. 1 Long cherished and oft deferred hopes Of Santa Monica that it would Home time become an Important port of entry to Southern California appear to have received their final Quietus through the absorption of the L.os Angeles-Pacific by Hie Southern Pa- i < itii' railroad. Lumber dealer* at Santa. Monica are in receipt <>t communica tions from r>. W. Pontius, traffic man ager of the Lou Angeles-Pacifla rail road, slating- thai no lumber shipments w ill be received at tho*wharf of Port Los Angeles niter January 1- It la understood that the long wharf, which was built by Collls P. Huntlng ton at a cosl of $1,000,000, will be torn down as a menace to navigation. The half mile or more of pier was built by the railroad magnate at the time that he was planning: a great harbor for Santa Monica, which plans were de feated by the preference of the federal government for San Pedro, Four miles of railroad track are laid on the pier. For .some, time the wharf has not been kept ill repair, and it was intimated that fin expenditure of $2.1.000 would be required to put it In shape. Robert Sherman, general manager of thi Los Angeles-Pacific company, stated last evening that, owing to the consolidation In which the Southern Pacific interests secured control of the nlectrlc lines serving San Pedro har bor, there was no longer any use of. the company pending- lumber to Port T.,os Angeles when better docking facil ities could he had at San Pedro with out loss of- prollt to the railroad. It is -*id that the port was used by the Southern Pacific only because in land- Ing at San Pedro the. profit of hauling the lumber from there to L,ris Angeles was shared by other interests. Now that the railroad has control of the Pneitic Electric lines this profit shar iH£ is eliminated. TRIO OF HOLDUPS SECURE VICTIM'S WATCH AND $19 White and Two Negroes Armed with Knives Commit Robbery A white man and two negroes—one m. cripple—attired in overalls, wearing slouch hats and armed with lons knives, held up J. B. It. CaldorHon of 1161 East Eleventh street, while he was walking near the Maeir brewery at 440 Aliso street, at & o'clock last night, and robbud him of $PJ and v, gold watch. (lalderaon hurried to the. police, sta tion and told his story to the detec tives. According to his statement he had visited several saloons in Allso gtreet and was walking In a shadow near the brewery when the trio stepped ■ nit and ordered him to hold up hi.-s hands. Before ho could comply with the command tho victim was seized lij the white man, who menaced him with a knife while the negroes, also armed with knives, searohed his pockets. After committing the robbery the trio sauntered down the street in a leisure ly fashion, allowing Calderson to get a good description of them. He said one of the negroes was quite lame and appeared to walk with difficulty, j CARS COLLIDE AT CORNER; WOMAN'S FINGER INJURED i >ne sprained finger was the only injury resulting from a collision be tween two street ears at Twelfth and San Pedro streets late yesterday af ternoon. The injured persons—Mm L. K. Stewart, 86 years old, of 1151 Bast Twenty-third street —was thrown from her seat by tho Impact and her | left small finger caught in the seat. | as -she fell and was twisted. Three otb ■■ passengers were shaken up con giderably, but were not hurt. The accident evidently was due to B misunderstanding of signals. A west bound Griffith avenue car was almost over the crossing when the rear end was sti .ck by a southbound San Pedro ear. The Griffith avenue car watt forced from tho rails and broken glass l Wintered woodwork fell on the four passengers in the wrecked car. Mrs. Stewart was taken to the re ceiving hospital where her finger was bandaged. LATE CAR FOR THEATERGOERS Owing to the heavy after theater traffic, an extra car has boon adde 1 to tin equipment of the Banta Ke's San Diego "Owl," which leavei i->>-s Angeles at 11:16 p. tn. for tho south ern uit y. The oar is tor the aci ona naodatlon of passengers k^lujt |is 'ar as Fullerton, Anaholm, Orangn and, Banta ana. it was firM put In opera- I 11.in i,i. t t\ ening;. 1 YOUNG MAN CHARGED BY. DETECTIVE WITH THEFT OF AN AUTO LEWIS O. AUWTIX BOOS BROS. PURCHASE BUILDING FOR $125,610 Proprietors Cafeteria Establish ments Become Owners of South Hill Structure 800 l brothers, proprietor of three cafeteria establishments In the city, yesterday purchased from the Clark and Sherman Land company for $125. --810 the White garage building at 436 --438 South Hill street, in which is con ducted the chief business of the firm. The lot Is 41.87xlfif> feet. The price paid for the property Is just $:loon per front foot, including the two-story build ing, which cost the Clark and Sher man Land company jL'O.nnO. The deal was closed through U. A. Rowan & Co. The .same has leased to F^oo.s brothers adjoining the cafe teria on the south formerly occupied by the Los Angeles Water company. The rooms of both buildings, tlrst and second floors, will be connected, form ing the largest cafeteria in the coun try. The Boose brothers will expend $20,000 In milking- alterations in the leased buildings. -—— ___—^jiA»>CTCTnroADrMnfTTOFWF^nrfHirAcn ■ ——j This Store Will Be Open (V rt^-" (I B o The 4Kelpies v Are Here Saturday Evening WtPCNIOI I \WT£?)PA .1 - • *.-. h . .u,,, h . S for the ponvenioncp of the many who Jfl ft L. ■ M BA./V A. i 1 /m. JITVI /T ■ of ,i,r quaint r.oncplln worked out in tli « cannot shop during the daytime—and for f I VMplf £VWV « wVf'V/ „„,,,,. ,r.-nv,.r.i. hero In our Souv-nlr Uopart those who by force of circumstance have f ■ - # /] nimt. Main Floor, fi.;hth «nd I"*™* *"" been delayed until now. livery conveni- I V tf trance Attractive. .iso.fui «.m« of them. nice of the day service 'will be yours < .T^TT^iitm«w inn T-rrvrrrr typical "v"""l°'' "' ' allfn-nl"- Only a Week More—Dont Delay BROADWAY EIGHTH HII . STREETS >">hin' mo~ OB""" K^, r'" '" *""• "*"* Longer! ——, ' ' .. '*. ■^*r?jl Visit Our TOYLAND and DOLLDOM Today Santa Is in Hamburger's Toy Department EverY Day With Candy for the Boys and Girls. Be Sure to See Him. See Dowsing and Fielder, Too. They Demonstrate and Sell the Wonderful Mysto Magic Trick Sets, From 9:30 to 11 a. m. and 3JOtoSJOp. m. Both Grown-Ups and Children Will Like Them. A Small deposit will hold for delivery nearer Christmas, i-ourtn floor. Dressed Dolls—Full jointed, best quality bisque' head, <J6|l Tool Sets—Box containing a pet of really serviceable long-, curly wig. dressed in latest stylo, price $1.00 jfffijjfe^. tools for the >'oun£ car P clltcr- '''"" '! only m\ Moving Picture Machines-Combination magic lantern J]^H Pewter Soldiers—Cavalry and infantry soldiers of nmlle and moving picture machine, with film and slides.. .$1.50 Wl|jb*C able pewter. Full, round figures, per set ...$l.OO Mechanical. Trains— clockwork locomotive, ten- J^B^. Swimming Toys-Magnetic toys of tin or celluloid, com- Her, passenger coach/complete with circle track 50c (X^Cf^j P lctc with magnet. Children are delighted with them 5°C Steel Wagons-Extra strong, all steel, with double spoke. Simplex Typewriters—Th.c best educational toy. Teaches broad hubbed and rimmed wheels. "Blue" express. . .$2.00 $$£&&$ correct spelling and quick, accurate thinking. .■ »i.UO Dining-Room Sets-Hardwood table and 4 kindergarten %4kW Game Boards-Archarena'combination board 58 games size chairs, all maple finished. enjoyable. .. .$5.00 WW ) can be played on it. Complete with equipment. .$5.00 Welcome Prices on Fancy Gift China /*gCXS|fc Powder Boxes and Here Are a Few Ideas of the Cracker and /ss^^^x,xv 4|plp|p Hair Receivers __ Savings for Today's Shoppers 8 4nr —^ 4«", 'iJJ,' and coralloai! *-*''• They form but the barest outline of the treasures ti!l'' and 8r- %°*sslF^t # , _ you "will find in the rows and rows of fine china on 7-Piece Berry sszscsfSf' Cake Plates our long basement tables. Hamburger china has '-™hx ucujr of fancy china. Many an enviable reputation for quality and values, but _ bet , '*&sr%L^ fhLr ' vreUy. d "* Kn: 26 ;';oVa.sa stocks were never more complete nor prices lower "f^^ Cauur^i iT^"^SV than now! '•»■ —• s"' p g i* J^^^^K. Fe,'?.»! S!!f [Z f^ 1 H»nd.Pai n «ed tefctjS gm==^ pig SaveonDmnerware |l|i^i OJ§lfF"™V "*^W "lates —the Christmas gift that the housewife partic- si;.,! M e'rT: a<l:.-i ui"^h««e ularly appreciates. Whatever her preference . a 111 ■-1i!!_i.^«1" 1' i" «i' <>' 6 ""•■•« i n the matter of shape and decoration, be sure MOttO MemS Mg&sK f CUDS and ' the vast Hamburger stocks include exactly ..l!f!"..!^f..sK' £3L KAiv* dim that— and at the right price. 52*& Saucers Whjte PorceJaln _ with the ahvaya pop uiar gold band Imported |^^ H All Bl.apci. nnd derora- decoration. An attractive quality and pleas- ff»|fl SteinS '■ }~ICI*UjLJ2 """■•■ i:h"''-B l 1- ing shapes. Dinner set for 12 people, complete,: AIM olclua , MS^3^ _ . price . V Ilaud-palntcd, with pewtor ggjjjjggjff TankardS Austrian Cl.ina-in the graonful Victoria shape and top.. Price only »' <^^^ Tnll slianrs I hat nr« yon can hay« Choice Of several dainty floral SIS Royal Baby Plates «r> pwtw. P?«o.d jipray dworations. Dinner set for M people, JklK Royal BaDy riaieh at »3.49 price wiw —prettily il >iat.-il «n<i very rf^2SS^ "V Limope China— famous Havlland & Co. brand. Fine dainty '"" *9k JHp*R r^m^%- Comb and ff^iev^rdinn^ hSS $25 "Lonely /#4^' IT S M ' Brush Trays i people ' ' Babies" -. MM v JjKK} ■ telgl HES3 I Jardinieres Low Priced I &* 1* . ~ Wp/ as**>i^l^ Wl' . Jardinieres 39 C 49c 75c 95c/^^^^^^ Wall V3^j/ it/ basS: 10 '"C '' Thß*«' coin^ln'^ou 0* klmh- Ju""right for %jjß|*®^^' ' ' Iland-palnted an d *eautif«l. <Qs» 7y^«niMiii»i—»gT size, with 3 t'iMl oild noojea about tli< ln.ntit- or mom. wS§J£?JW<k|s)Qw l'rlooa range: *' -;"'" i""1 *':-'" . | VlSt" J; -pP/ blein*' of I>roml- Salad Bo«h - A Frenrh China— Venu.. .1. Mllo SIhI- POtS * V^jg^ggjJl*^.^ V^ S i@7 ne-t college, in Urge .nortmeiit. all f;""^.,., 1, "6 "»r. In white ala- Many artistic one. ~%. , the U. 5... »1.0« exceptionally Pretty. , y»fu.. at " 4U« butlne. Vo.y pretty to cl.o o . c from /@k <JH " *Ho' tm/T ITlcea 4»c and We to f3.83 Indeed at ......Ittc at ............. I**-" _^ . jje-^^^Jtej POLICE ON LOOKOUT FOR YOUTH WHO STOLE AUTO Lewis Grant Austin, Former Re form School Inmate, Want ed on Burglary Charge Police throughout Southern Cali fornia, particularly in the Pomona- Ontario-Klverside section are on the lookout for Lewis Grant Austin. IS years old. who escaped from the Whit tier reform school December 6 and who, detectives say. stole a costly auto mobile from the garage of William O. BradHhaw, 338 South Alvarado street, on December 7. Austin was arrested in Pomona De cember l". 19ns. for burglary committed In Los Angeles. He was placed on probation by Judge Wilbur. Before his commitment to the reform school he was charged with at least three other auto burglaries. The machine stolen from Bradehaw's garage was ■ four-passenger brown bed, no top or wind shield, toy ton ma v. side seat on the running gear and carrying one red and on. green sido lamp. STRIKERS' CHILDREN TO HAVE CHRISTMAS TREE Labor Temple Will Be Scene of Santa Clans" Visit A large Christmas tree, sparkling With incandescent lights and beautiful trimmings, presided over by Santa Claus In his merriest and most benevo lent mood, will be the. gift of the la boring women of Los Angeles to the children of the union men who are oul on a s-trike. Committees from the striking unions, the labor council, the Women's Union Isabel league and tin- Women's Social union, have made ar rangements tor ■ merry Christmas eve celebration in Labor Temple. There will'be ;i program, which has not been settled upon, but which will be. closed by the distribution of pres ents from the tree. The e|ec4ricinns have agreed to wire the tree with colored lights and t!u presents will be donated by different members of organized labor. • A cordial welcome is extended to any one Mho .ares to attend the entertain ment. Donations of toys or tree deco rations will be gratefully received by the committee to be appointed next Sat urday for the distribution of gifts. MEXICAN SAYS NOISES IN HEAD WON'T LET HIM WORK Judge Thinks Jail Sentence Cure for Strange Affliction In the opinion of city jail attaches certain "noises" that bothered S. Per gosa, a Mexican, to such an extent that he couldn't work, will maintain a deathlike silence for at least 120 days. If. however, the • "noises" persist In making themselves heard, other reme dies probably will be tried after that Jength of time. ... i Police Judge Frederlckson yesterday afternoon sentenced Pergosa to 120 days in jail for vagrancy. The prisoner's wife appeared against him and de clared he had long since refused to work. Irately she said he had sat around the house all day long, eating the food the "Associated Charities Bent her and the children. "Noises keep ringing in my head Which tell me I mustn't work," PerßO sa told the court "While i was in Mexico the.«e nolaes lirst came to me. teliiiiK me that tin- i,f>ni objected to m working any more. The voices in .^isteil that I pack my household goods ami bring my family to Xjoi Angeles. In that city the voices tolil me 1 should never again be bothered with work." "The noises have done you a great Injustice," said Juiiße Frederickson. MONTH'S TAX COLLECTION AMOUNTS TO $4,510,174 Largest Sum Received in a Day Arrives in Mailed Checks That $4,610,174.10 was collected In tnxps in IiOS Alißflofl county ill No- Vember was shown In Ul'e report which W, O. Welch, county t;ix collector, made yesterday. Partial accountings with ,T"l)n N. Hunt, the county treas urer, i'-n only f1,8fi7,6£8.69 to be turned over to him yesterday. The apportionment of *he total re ceipts will result in the fifty-three, road districts receiving: $272,000 and the 138 school district.-; getting ,668,426.35. Of the latter amount the Loa Anneles city schools will receive $594.53f>.71; Pasadena, 5170.984.12; Long Beach. $102,467.!>7; Pomona, $57,764.67, and Santa Monica. $3!),:38:2.f1!>. The greatest amount of taxes re ceived In one d;i> in payment of the first Installment of the tas; levy of 1910-1911 arrived in tlio mails the day following that upon which (he first assessment became delinquent, when $3Sr>,H3S.4J "as the total. That was ac counted for by the fact that the heav iest taxpayers retained control of their money as ion*? as they could. GARTER CASE AFFORDS AMUSEMENT TO JURORS Harry McKim Claims He Was Defrauded in a Patent Rights Purchase Harry McKlm revealed a prlevance of an unusual sort In Police Judge Chuin bers 1 court. yesterday, when he de manded the return ot $500 invested in rights to manufacture a certain garter. He stated that he made the Invest ment last July; that the rights ar of no value, and that the garter Is "' the market already. The caso af forded much amusement for the spec tators. . ;'■ •* McKim Is In dead earnest about ma demands. But W. S. White, Otto Werner and S. P. Pitcher, codefen dants ai.d alleged sellers of the patent rights on tho garter, regarded the case as unimportant. without any Inten tion whatever of returning the $500, each declared the rights were sold In goad faith and that there had been no effort to defraud. The case was tried before a jury. At times, particular! ! when the "working' of the new garter were explained in detail, the Jurymen stopped all pro ceedings by laughing. ', Whether the. rights were transferred In good faith or not, McKlm Insists that the same kind of garter was pat ented and manufactured years ago, and that every store of any size in the country handles the article. The case will be continued this morning. EXTENSION ROCK BALLASTED Announcement was made from the office of Chief Engineer Pillslmry oC tho Pacific Electric company yester day flint the seven miles of track re cently laid between Covtna and San Mimas, on the Covlna line, la beinsr rock ballasted and .should be In con dition to be turned over to the oper ating department within a. few days. It is expected that cars will bo run ning from San Dimas Into Los An geles regularly within tha next two weeks. DIVORCE SUITS FILED Actions for divorce tiled yesterday in the superior court wer« those of Mabel H Walsh against Walter L. Walsh; Grace Brown against Elate 'Brown;' Addle Held again*) W. B. Reid; Ber nard Ounsul against Cornla L. aunt sill, and Annlo E. Austin •gainst Ar chibald John Austin. ■ .