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Municipal Affairs COUNCIL DESIRES PLAN FOR SAFETY OF CHECKS President Lusk Appoints Com mittee to Investigate Office of the County Clerk Voting on n. request of the Municipal league and one by City Clerk Lelande, thi council yesterday morning instruct ed the city attorney, tho city auditor and thi city treasurer to devise some plan to better safeguard certmed checks and other equivalents oi money deposited with public officials. At the same time President Lusk appointed Councilman Betkouski, Gregory and 0 Brien a committee to Investigate tlie affairs of the city clerk's office. The request of the Municipal league was brought about by ths ■Warehouse court matter, In which a check tor Joooo deposited with Citj Clerk Lelande fig ured. From the tone of the petition of the Municipal league, it appears that body, which made an investigation ol the matter, does not consider that Mr. Lelande acted illegally in depositing the check to his own account. The league's petition follows: HUMICDMIX, MAOI B STATF.UKXT "II has been called to the attention of the Municipal league that on April •>3 1010 the Niagara Building company delivered to H. J. Lelande a certified chieck for $5000, drawn to the order ol H. J. Lelande., city clerk, to be used in payment t the city for the aban donment of Warehouse, court. "< >n \rril 29. 1910. Mr. Lelande cashed this check, and the money apparently remained in his possession until De comber " 1910, when he paid $5000 to the city treasurer, in the Warehouse coin t matter, on the demand ol the city '•Warehouse court has not let been abandoned, ard it appears that the completion of this proceeding has been unwarrantably delayed. "Either the system of handling mien matters is bad. or officials of the city are at fau't In this matter, and we re spectfully suggest that your honorable body conduct a careful Investigation Into this entire matter with a view to a correction of any weakness in the law that be found to exist." PLANNING COMMITTEE ASKS $500 FOR WORK ON PROJECT Members of Council Doubt the Necessity of Advancing Funds The city planning committee wants SSUO to carry on its work of beautifying the city and yesterday asked the coun- Cll for that amount. The request was referred to the flnanre committee, but there is .some doubt if it will be grant ed :is members of the committee un derstood the city planning work was to be done without cost to the, city. The petitioners Bay that none of the money is to be used in the payment of ■alarlea, but to defray incidental ex penses that are bound to be incurred. The city planners want to begin at the cates of the city, and the council yeßterday instructed the city attorney and the city engineer to report to the committee what land the city owns or controls on the cast side of Terminal island. CEMETERY NEAR HIGH SCHOOL TO BE CLEANED UP The board of public tvorks was in structed by the council yesterday to put a street laborer at work cleaning tip the old city cemetery that adjoins the high achool. This land la owned by the city and there are probably bodi< a of iono pioneers burled there. A large number of bodies have been re moved by the Masonic fraternity mid the Volunteer Firemen's association, but the friends and relative: of the persons whose bodies are burled in the cemetery are difficult to find. It has been planned to c ndemn thfi land in order that it may bo converted into a public park and playground for tlm high school, and the streets com mittee of the council is now consider ing mis matter, but the city attorney has advised that it would be an almost endless task because of the hundreds of lot owners who are scattered all over the country and in foreign lands. TILT IN COUNCIL OVER INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS A lively till developed In the council yesterday over the question of indus trial districts, but the matter was fin ally settled by putting it up to the chamber of commerce and the Mer chants and Manufacturers' association. These two bodies are each to select two members of a committee and the four members are to select a fifth. This committee is to consider the whole sub ject of industrial, Beml-lndustrlal and residential districts. Ths committee we the suggestion of Council men Stewart and Andrews of the public welfare committee, but O'Brien, i Iso a member i>C iho commit tee, put In a minority report. Mr. O'Brien's suggestion was that the in dustrial district plan be left to a sort of block option, as is done with liquor permits. CITY OFFICIALS RESIGN D R. D. ] "..!■< an, Lai liealth niiict f, and Gei pi ■ tor health departn ent, 1 -igned the ■ positions, to take effect January J. Dr. <.'. T. Palmer was ted by the board of health ■ suc ian. Dr. Pa)i dl itrlct p ■ the board of health. CBEGIER BILL APPROVED The council yesterday approve dema nd of N. Banks Ci ior in! - larm boxes <" ■ an acci ■ t has been on I h books for a i ■ and Mr. i gicr will return to his home In Chicago, whei ■ ! ■■ n anufactures his lire i and police i Ignal boxes. PLANS NEW REFORMATORY B. A. Walcolt, executive secretary of tho Commonwealth club of Sun Francisco, which lias a ma- w] li mombershlp, la In Ij"» An rclos for the jurposi of Interesting local re formers In it inovom'jnt to tftbllsli a Bt&ta raformatoi in California to which fli'st ii fenders may be cent. Mr. Walcott Is preparing an appeal '" tlm ptate leglnlfttura n.cklnt; i' r the establishment of nich an Inßtltutlon, ELKS PLAN HICrl JINKS Ixia Anireli i lodB» of KIl::i No. M li planning "hlKh Jinks" for th« nlKlit of ]i •ember 23, to lnriudo a Chrintmas ti- '-. nn ptunrtDiiimfnt nnd banquet. The rectlpu will c> »o pwoll the orphans' charity fund. It Is t!io pi»Bont pla-n to iralher boieo of tho talent, from loon.l 1li«a --tcni, put UP a. Christmas 11 '•« which Will out* ..liiTi.- »Ny other In town aii'l prepnra •■ hanquel JO |. ,-■,» pen pi Detail liftvn riot eon nr ransed, but tbOM who me A[tetsUng Hi" affair rromlfiA an oveninc iuJi << l\l* tuid lots oS coed tbJB«»-to eat. WIDOW SUES FOR $100-000 DAMAGES; GETS $20-000 Mr*. Aiidrla 1.. lender, who mini the Chanidor-Canfleld Midway Oil company for damage* of $100,000 because of the death of her husband, jesterdny win given judgment for $20,000 by ■ Jury in Judge MrCnrmlrk's department of the superior court. The huaband, Cirnvrr <". lUder, w«« Injured in August, 190!), while at work on the properly of the. defendant com piuiy. nn oil rift falling upon him. lie died from hi* injuries April 29 of this year. In the rnmpinint for damage* the widow declared Hint the <lrml mini mm » good husband anil capable of earning ST n ilny. LEGAL FRATERNITY TO HOLD BIENNIAL MEETING Phi Delta Phi of Province Six Ar ranges Bright Program for Convention The biennial convention of provinca Blx of the legal fraternity, rhi Delta. Phi, will be held In Los Angeles De cember 28, ' and 30. Delegates will include representatives from th lowing schools in this province: Uni- I versil ornia, University of ... Leland Stanford Jr. and the Uni versity ■ r W ißhington at Seattle. Among oth !ra who \\\\\ be here will be Earl G. Rii c of Seattle, w i ri sident of the council of the national rnity. The delegates will be -, of the Beatty chapter of the college of law of U. B. C. Social func tions of the convention will include a dinner dance ai the Annandale club the evening of the 28th, for active members only. The banquet to the alumni and delegates will be held at the University club on the evening ol the L':ith. K. A. Meserve will be toast t. The third night of the mention will be devoted to a theater party. The entertainment program also lncludi i i lit mobile rides to points of Interest In this vicinity. Attorney Lun s. McCoy of Los Angeles is presi dent of the province. SEMI-ANNUAL REUNION HELD BY NEW YORKERS The Potsdam Normal and Northern New York association gave its semi annual reunion and dinner in the ban quet mom at Christopher's c;ife in South Broadway last evening. Practi cally all the members living In or near Los Angeleg were present. The following toasts were civen: Mrs. Florence Thompson McCharles, "The Good Old Days;" Prof. N, L,. Coleman. "Potsdam as I Knew It;" Mi.-s Bertha Olmstead, "The Climate;" Rev. H. E3. Murkett, "Brothers-ln- Law;" Prof. F. AW Sanders, "Neigh bors;" Miss Ella B. Shaw, "A Summer Trip;" «leort?e Eastman, "Athletics in California." Prof. Albert lit. Shaw acted as toast master, The officers of the association are Albert M. Shaw, president; Mrs. 'Slla A. Hubbell, vice president; Mrs. T. it. Btowell, secretary; Mrs. L. V. Laverty, treasurer. WHEELER HEARING HELD J. TV. Wheeler, charged with mtir dering a woman known as -May Wheeler, In an East Fifth street room ing house and then attempting- to com mit suicide three weeks ago, was giv en a preliminary hearing in Police Judge Frederickson'a court yesterday morning- and bound over for trial in the superior court. He was held wlth out bail, ECZEMA ON HANDS FOR TEN YEARS Were Raw All Over—Was Spreading to Body and Limbs—Used Cuti cura and was Cured—Also Cured Daughter's Eczema. "I had eczema on my hands for ten years. At first it would brtalc out only in winter. fThen it finally came to stay. */**Si£t*kn. I bad three good doctors to 1 /Vr^ViV'^fi^ do all they could but non» : xi^~~* k'~*§M l } i of them did my good. I ■ \ ' l*iP then used one box of Cutl \y <^> >\f cura Ointment and three * J bottlea of Cuticura Resolv \S" f ent and was completely V*?*/j cured. My hands were raw E^-^Tr'l all over, inside and out, and Syv the eczema was spreading jli /£\x /'! "" all oyer my body and limbs. ' ' 4 Before I had used one bottle of Cuticura Resolvent, together with the Cutl cura Ointment, my sores were nearly healed over, and by the time I had used tea third bottle, 1 was entirely well. I had a good appetite, and was fleshier than I ever was. To any one who has any skin or blood dlseate 1 would honestly advise them 10 fool with nothing else, but to get Cuticura and get well. My hand"!, cured by the use of Cuticura, hare never f Wen me the least bit of trouble up to now. I cannot recommend Cuticura highly enough, it has done me and mv family so much eood. My daughter's hands this sum mer berame perfectly raw with eczema. She could get nothing that would do th«m any good until Bhe tried Cuticura. She uned two bottles of Cutl( ur» Resolvent and one box of Cuticura Ointment and in two weeks they were entirely cured. I hare u»d Cuticura tor other member! of my family and It alway.i proved successful, I recommend it to any on« with eczema After once using it you will never u'e anything else. Mrs. M. E. Falln, Speeri Ferry, Va., Oct. ID, 1600." • Catlcurt In the not economical treatment for .ft* tt'tu^ of trie skin and gcatp. A cak« of CmtrurA bo*p ■i\u a DOl of CutJcura Otnljw-lit nrr often sufficient Sold throughout the world, I'ottcr lint: Si them. Corp., Hole Props., Boston. j i 'lOc a Button, $1.00 a Rip Dutchess Trousers at F. B. SILVERWOOD'S Sixth and Broadway ! Seven City Stores The "Diamond Shop" For Diamonds and save money. 218 West Third Street LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING,. DECEMBER 21, 1910. News of the Courts CONTEST OVER MILLION ACRES OF LAND RESUMED Executor of Moore Estate Starts Action Involving Lower California Tract An action Involving 1,000,000 acres of land in Lower California, and about $450,000 In cash was begun yesterday before Judge Wilbur of the superior court, when the case of George S. Saf. ford, executor Of the estate of Isaac N. Moore against F. A. Hartmann, ex ecutor of the estate of Guillermo An drade, formerly Mexican consul to Los Angeles, was called. It is to recover an interest in the proceeds oi the sales of land f as well as. iii the iii.nU Itself, which is alleged to have been purchased by Andrada and Thomas H. Blythe, .1 former mil lionaire "i San Francisco, as partners, S years ago. rinally the tract bought in Lower California comprised about 2)500,000 .hits, (if that amount all has been sold \sith the exception of about 1,000, --eres, which are Involved In the action, together with 1430,000 obtained from sales. The plalntlß wants half of both, the claim being based upon the partnership alleged to have exist ed between Blythe and Andrade. way the estate of Moore hap to lie involved In the case is that Blythe »a< the father of a girl whom i hr legitimatized in wrltng and who was known as Florence Blythe. She mar ried Moore, being known then us Flor- Hlnkley Moore. Both Mie and her husband are dead. Blythe himself died in 1883 and his estate was not settled until 1S!»7, four teen years later. Since that time the contest OV< r the alleged partnership beween him and Andrade, who died about live years ago, has been almost constantly In the v lUrtS, no fewer thiin thirty-lour appeals having I" en made to the upremo court and eight to the United Stati a supreme court. M my of the records of the superior court of San Francisco county, where some of the proceedings were held, as well as those of the supreme court, which ;ilso is located in San Francisco, wire destroyed In the disaster of 1906, and part of the testimony to be heard i here will be taken In atti mpts to prove the records of tho;c tribunals. \Y. H. H. Hart, formerly iittorney general of California, and now attorney for the Moore interests, occupied the stand a goodly part of yesterday's ses sion. Ho declared that he never had received a cent for tils legal services In the matter and had expended $77, --000. He ais.. declared that Andrade, claiming to have been Blythe's part ner, obtained |60, l 0 Crom his estate. INJURED AUTOIST DIES C. A. Jewell of loi>3 Makman avenue, whose automobile collided with a bak ery wagon belonging to C. M. Shaw, died iv the Good Samaritan hoapltal i arly yesti rday morning of a fractured ,-kiill. The accident occurred last Fri day morning at Sunset boulevard and Ei ho Park avenue. The body has been taken to Bresee liros.' undertaking cs talilishment. SOCIAL DRINKING Soon becomes habitual drink ing, resulting in nervous breakdown Sobriety and Industry are the Keys to Suc cess. THE NEAL TREATMENT Removes All Desire and Oar ing in Three Days The Neal internal treatment cures the periodical, occasional or moderate drinker, the habitual and excessive drinker and the nervous man who has to drink to keep from becoming more nervous. 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I" ii "n'"'i" ACCUSED MURDERER'S TRIAL CONTINUED UNTIL TODAY Jttdf* Willis of the criminal depart ment of the superior court yesterday continued until today the trial of J. Howard Green, who is accused of mur dering Thomas B. Skidmore, Septem ber SO. Green shot Skidmore because tho lat ter had been paying too much atton tion to Mrs. Green. On his death bed, Skidmoro is said to have exonerated Green, saying that lie did not blame him for his act. Green is tree under bonds of $10,000 pending the outcome of the trial. 000-zlyre, cmfoaf mamafwomfwypapa BANK STOCKHOLDERS GET CHRISTMAS DIVIDEND Stockholders of tho Central National bank received Christmas remembrances a few days in advance. The regular quarterly dividend of 3 per cent was declared in advance of January 1, and (lucks were mailed yesterday. The totu.l amount paid out was $9000. COMPANY TO CHANGE NAME Tho Delano Land company yesterday filed in the superior court a petition for permission to change its corporate name to the Richgrove Land company. The concern began realty operations near Delano, in Kern county, and now wants to alter its name because it is operating near lUchgrove, Tulure county. ESTATE VALUED AT $25,000 The will of Emanuel D, Block, who died In Los Angeles December 1, leav ing an estate, mostly realty, and val ued at 126,000, was filed for probate yesterday In the superior court. The legatees are a son, S. D. Block of San Francisco. Mr?. Martha t'ahn, n de ceaai >1 daughter, and Sanford A. Calm, a grandson, of .Los Angeles. BETAS HOLD LUNCHEON The weekly luncheon of active and alumni members of Beta Theta Pi, college fraternity, was held yesterday noon at the University club. Thirty Betas were present. Heretofore the luncheons have been held at a down town cafe, but henceforth they will be served at the University club. NEW INCORPORATIONS Woods Electric Car company—R. 3, Pi ml, K. J>. Rogers and AY. F. Plas tine, flire< tors. Capital stock, $10,000; subscribed, $10,000. Owners' Automobile company—O. s. ■Rarnuin, A. s. Qoldflarn, G. F. Conant, G. P. Blair and F. C. Paulln, directors. Capital stock, $75,000: subscribed, 1260. Brown-Symonds company—C. W. and vs. M. Brown and E. L. Bymonds, di rectors. Capital stock, $20,000; sub scribed. $11,000. Pasadena Park Poultry company— X. D. Gallagher, .Ir., F. M. Taylor and H. K. Pawnall, directors. Capital $20,0uu; Bubaeribed, $10,000. CUSTOMS RECEIPTS HEAVY December is starting in to be a banner month at the United States custom house, the first two weeks of the current month showing in increase of $:16S-1.33 over the first two weeks of December, IMS. A large dally Increase is in evidence, according to 'William Wicker sham, chief cl"ik. yesterday's receipts being approximately $7009. FILES BANKRUPTCY PETITION James P. 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