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NEIGHBORING CITIES BRIEF OUTLINE OF CURREHT EVENTS ON TOE PACIFIC SLOPE Condensed Resume of the Week’s Hoppings Covering Events of Interest from Nearby Places—Witt Allow Rapid Scanning Plan Redlands Flower Show REDLANDS, April 6—The Redlands Horticultural association is making plans for the annual spring flower show April 9 and 10. Entries are be ing received by S. R. Hotchkiss. Fire Razes Pavilion RIVERSIDE, April 6.—Fire, presum ably of incendiary origin, destroyed the Riverside county pavilion at Fair mount park. The pavilion was erected in 1902. The structure was insured for SI,OOO. It will be rebuilt immediately. After Carnegie Libraries SAN BERNARDINO, April 6—While the city is seeking to secure a dona tion from Andrew Carnegie to enlarge the library which he built, county su pervisors are petitioning him for branch libraries in Needles, Barstow, Victorville, Cucamonga, Rialto, Yuca ipa and Highlands. Forms New Rural Route SANTA MONICA, April 6—Sawtelle is about to invade Santa Monica with a rural mail route. The postal de partment has formed a route of Brent wood, Westgate and other outlying territory, covering in all about twenty five miles, to be served by a rural car rier from the Sawtelle office. Issues California Map LOS ANGELES, April 6—What is declared to be the best map of Cali fornia ever published has just been issued by the state railroad commis sion. The map "was prepared by the engi neers of the commission, and is re garded as absolutely accurate. And if there is a mile of railway, a city, town, river, lake or mountain range not indicated, it has been created since Jan. 1, 1915. The map is drawn to a scale of fifteen miles to the inch. Pineapples May Be Shipped Direct * SAN DIEGO, April 6. —Officers of the steamer O. M. Clark say that a Chi cago company plans to ship pineapples direct from the islands to San Diego and Los Angeles in specially con structed steamers, if the government decides to dredge the harbor of Ka halua, Hawaii, so that ships can en ter it. The firm controls thousands of acres of pineapple plantations in Hawaii, and is constantly extending its hold ings. It has packing plants at both Kahalua and Honolulu. Cross Given to California Girl SAN FRANCISCO, April 6.—lnfor mation that Miss Josephine Redding, daughter of Mr. and M,rs. Joseph D. Redding, had received the cross of the Legion of Honor from the French has reached San Francisco. Miss Red ding is in her early twenties, and has become the idol of France because of her bravery under fire, and the covet ed decoration was bestowed upon her after the French government had re ceived reports from generals and other army officers that she frequently ren dered first aid to the injured before army surgeons of the Red Cross ar rived on the scene. Wireless Phone Partial Success PORTLAND April 6.—A partially successful experiment with the wire less telephone between Portland and Seattle wireless stations was obtained when the words “hello,” good-bye” and “telephone” were transmitted with sig nal distinctness. The experiment was made by C. O. White, secretary-treasurer of the Uni versal High Power Telephone com pany, which holds the world’s record for wirelqss telephony. The test was a difficult one on ac count of induction and atmosphere conditions which caused the receiving instruments to buzz and whirr. Whole sentences came in fractional words, while music came clear and distinct. AUXILIARY FLEET TO NAVY MAY BE LARGER WASHINGTON, April 6.—Plans for the establishment of an augmented naval auxiliary fleet, and by means of the craft so obtained for the operation of intercoastal ships routed under the direction of the government-owned Panama Canal railroad, are contained in a bill introduced by Representative Stephens of California. The bill authorizes the sale of $30,000,000 worth of Panama canal bonds to en able the government to construct a fleet of vessels in the shipyards of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts which shall be equally available for use aS naval auxiliaries in time of war or merchant vessels in time of peace. 99 BOYS, 99 GIRLS IS POMONA BIRTH SCORE POMONA, April 6. —According to the birth record in this city the stork has paid a total of 198 visits to fam ilies here during the past twelve months. An interesting feature of the figures is he fact that the total was evenly divided between boys and girls. There were 99 of each. 2,604,813 VISITORS TO DATE AT S. F. FAIR SAN FRANCISCO, April 6.—The total attendance at the Panama-Pa cific Exposition for the six weeks end ing Saturday night was announced of ficially at 2,604,813. The attendance for the last week was 246,571. The av erage daily attendance since the open ing day was approximately 62,000. LLOYDS BETS ARE 3 TO 1 ON WAR END LONDON, April 5. —Approximately $20,000 was paid out by brokers at Lloyds on policies written earlier in the war fixing the end of the European conflict for March 31. High premiums had made the risk unattractive. One of the best known of the Lloyds brok ers informed the International News Service that policies to the extent of over $200,000 had been issued fixing March 31 next year as the end of the war, the rate being 25 guineas per cent, or 3 to 1. BATTLE IN BLIZZARD TO GAIN HUNGARY PLAINS LONDON, April 5. —Dispatches from the Carpathians tell of continued fighting for the plains of Hungary in a blizzard which /rages along the en tire mountain battle front. A dispatch from Petrograd says the Austrians have begun the use of ex plosive bullets in their desperate de fense of the Carpathians to keep the Russians out of Hungary, according to the official statement of the Rus sian general staff made public tonight. The statement deals entirely with the situation, as there is a lull or only in termittent fighting in the rest of the eastern theater of the war. The statement follows: “The Russian offensive in the Car pathians is developing with success. Our progress was particularly marked on April 1 in the section of Volia Miehove in the direction of Uzok pass. Our troops pressed the Austrians hard in spite of their stubborn resistance in which they used explosive bullets. We captured a number of prisoners, machine guns, ammunition wagons and munitions which they were forced to abandon. “We captured more than 7000 men, including 100 officers besides ten ma chine guns in the Carpathians on Thursday. On the remainder of the front there has been no particular change.” RECORD TAX COLLECTIONS SHOW COUNTY'S PROSPERITY __________ \ GAIN OF SIOO,OOO IN MARCH OVER SAME MONTH LAST YEAR County Taxes Become Delinquent the Last Monday in April—Second Penalty Will Be Added About the Middle of May LOS ANGELES, April 6.—As evi dence of the golden prosperity the Southland is enjoying, W. O. Welch, county tax collector, said today nearly $1,000,000 more in taxes has been col lected than had been collected at this time last year. The tax collector already has re ceived $7,313,215.62. At this time last year he had collected $6,358,977.64. Commenting on this situation, Mr. Welch said: “I have heard a good deal of hard times talk, but from where I sit it looks as though the people of Los Angeles county have plenty of money to pay taxes.” The tax rolls for the year 1914-1915 call for $11,725,621.76 to be collected. Already the county has received all but $4,631,605.54 of that amount. Every day the money is rolling in in greater volume. There was a gain of about SIOO,OOO last month over the tax collections for March, 1914. County taxes will become delin quent the last Monday in April. After 6 o’clock in the evening, April 26, 5 per cent penalty will be added for de linquent taxes. The next penalty will be attached about mid-May, when costs of prepar ing and advertising delinquent prop erty, 50 cents on every parcel, will be added to the 5 per cent. “In February this office was nearly $900,000 ahead of the corresponding month of last year. We are gaining in collections right along, which indi cates that money is a lot easier than it was. “I have prepared a tax collection bill and had it introduced in the legisla ture. It is designed to make the work of the auditor’s and tax collector’s office more efficient. The bill is be ing fathered by Senator Thompson and Assemblyman Sisson. “/The bill is designed to afford the time in which to prepare for the col county auditor and tax collector more lection of taxes.” 3-CENT GASOLINE SOON, IS CLAIM OF CHEMIST KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 6.—Louis Bond Cherry of Kansas City will apply for patents on a process by which he says it will be possible to market gas oline at a profit for 3 cents a gallon. Mr. Cherry says his process will not only treble the output of gasoline, but will increase the price on low gravity oil and dispose of the thousands of barrels now a drug on the market and a burden to the refiner. His process is an electro-chemical one and differs from all others in that he uses nothing in the conversion of oil to gasoline but heat, pressure, nat ural gas and electricity. Cherry is an electrical engineer. He has been three years perfecting his process, and Kansas City chemists say his discovery undoubtedly will cheapen and increase the gasoline out put. BIG SHIP PLANNED TO LIFT SUBMARINES NEW YORK, April 6.—Plans for a large “mother ship” of the new type, intended to raise submarines disabled as was the F-4 at Honolulu, are under consideration at the New York navy yard. The vessel would be twice as large as any of the present submarine ten ders. A portion of the under body would be so hollowed as to enable the ship to stow away the submarine after lifting it. It would have chains long enough to reach a great depth and en gines that could lift a waterlogged submarine unaided. TORRENS' TITLE CERTIFICATES CONSTITUTE COMPLETE TITLE BILL INTRODUCED IN SENATE TO MAKE TITLE CERTIFICATES EVIDENCE OF OWNERSHIP IN ALL BANK LOAN CASES Prominent Labor Measures Pass in Senate—Meek Bill Permits the Use of Convicts on State Highways—Brown-Mc Pherson Measure Provides for State Market Commission for Two Years as an Experiment SACRAMENTO, April 6.—Torrens title certificates will constitute com plete evidence of ownership where a bank wishes to make a loan on the security of real estate, according to the provisions of a bill introduced by Senator Brown. Proponents of the Torrens law have insisted that the Torrens certificate be given, preference in all loans on real estate. They point to the fact that the law was overwhelmingly ratified by the people at the last election, and that it is the duty of the legislature to do everything possible to strengthen the Torrens law and popularize the Torrens certificate. Senator Brown’s bill does not give the Torrens certificate preference in real estate loans, but it does specific ally recognize such certificate as com plete proof of ownership. The par ticular provision reads: “In making a loan on the security of real estate, any bank may rely with out further search, upon the evidence of title furnished by a certificate of title committee known as Torrens title certificate.” Labor Bills Passed Any employer refusing to pay wages five days after they are due to anyone who has left his employ shall be re quired to continue the wages at the same rate for thirty days as a penalty, under a bill by Senator Lyon, which was passed by the senate. A few senators who were in their seats did not vote, but no negative votes were cast. The bill also makes it a misdemeanor for an employer to refuse or defer wages after they are due when he is able to play. The measure is part of the labor legisla tive program. A renewal of his fight to require boards of supervisors to supply vet erans of the Civil, Spanish and Phil ippine wars with a meeting place was won by Senator Scott. The bill passed upopposed, although it was held up last week. Convict Labor on Roads The assembly passed by a vote of 50 to 24 the Meek bill, permitting the employment of convict labor on state highways. Various attempts to amend the bill by restricting road employ ment to only short-term prisoners were voted down. Opposition to the BEGINS CRUSADE ON “SHORT COFFINS” NEW YORK, April 6—The man who persuaded Texas to “clean up” has now undertaken a bigger task. He will start out this week on a tour of the country to see if the whole United States cannot be induced to clean up. Dr. Manton M. Garrick, professor of preventive medicine in Baylor univer sity, is determined to make all cities and towns spick and span. He says his chief aim is to reduce the sales of “short coffins”; in other words, he wishes to persuade the people to do things that will tend to save more of the babies. He also hopes to be in strumental in lengthening the lives of men and women. NEW BILL GIVES COUNTY CONTROL OF TEACHERS SACRAMENTO, April 6—Special teachers’ certificates will be issued by county boards of education instead of the state board, according to a bill reported for passage by the senate education committee. Other bills fa vorably reported were for supervising deputy of schools in the counties and for uniform mini mum courses in the state normal schools. Hoisting the German flag on Fort Stabrouck at Antwerp. measure came mainly from labor mem bers of the house. The bill provides that the state de partment of engineering may requisi tion the wardens of the two peniten tiaries for convicts to work on vari ous laterals. Special good time allow ance for faithful service would be granted to the prisoners on a basis of two days for each day’s labor on the highways. The Brown-McPherson bill' in its amended form, provides for a state market commission, which shall have general authority to carry on the busi ness of receiving from the producers agricultural, fishery, dairy and farm products, and the selling and dispos ing of the same on commission. He will maintain in various cities and towns depots or stations to be used as commission markets, for the receiving, care, sale and distribution of the ag ricultural, fishery, dairy and farm products. Producers shall have the right to consign and deliver such prod ucts to the state commission market at any of its depots or branches, for sale and distribution. Section 6 of the act reads: “The state commission market shall receive and care for all produce consigned and delivered to it and shall sell and dis tribute to dealers, consumers and all buyers such products to the best pos advantage of the producer, and, to the end that the state commission market be self-supporting, shall charge a commission for the handling of all products in an amount which in the judgment of the directors is just and reasonable. All settlements with pro ducers shall be made once a month or oftener, and the market shall re tain the commission charged. The market will have a bureau of corre spondence for gathering and dissemi nating information on all subjects re lating to the marketing of California products, and will issue booklets thereon, and by every practicable means keep the producers informed of the supply and demand and at what market their products can best be handled.” The bill calls for an original appro priation of only $25,000, but it is esti mated that a successful two year’s experiment can be conducted with this sum. WEST VIRGINIA MONEYLESS; SCHOOLS FORCED TO CLOSE CHARLESTON, W. Va., April 6. It developed that one of the state officials who is not drawing his salary because of failure of the late legisla ture to appropriate funds for the run ning expenses of West Virginia is Gov ernor Henry T. Hatfield. The state auditor asked the attorney general, and he has requested a state ment of the moneys expended during the last several years. Meanwhile country schools are being closed, high schools placed on part time, and companies of the national guard mustered out. There is no re lief in sight. BENEDICT’S BILL MAY STOP COUNTY UNION SACRAMENTO, April 6. —The state board of control reports over five mil lions in gold in the state treasury, the largest amount of coin ever held by the state at any one time. The total resources of the state are above twen ty millions, the balance in banks. Senator Benedict’s bill has passed the senate, permitting a city and county to merge their tax collections and assessment offices. This is as far as city and county consolidation can go at this session, Mr. Benedict avers. WILSON MAY MAKE JULY TRIP TO COAST WASHINGTON, April 6. —Secretary Daniels still is hopeful, he said that President Wilson will be able to ac company him on his proposed trip in July through the Panama canal to San Francisco. Theh President’s closest advisers expect he will go to San Francisco either by water or by rail during the summer or fall if he finds it at all possible. MAIN REJECTS VOTES FOR WOMEN ANGUSTA, Me., April 6. —Woman suffrage has failed to pass in the house. Although the vote in favor of the resolve proposing to submit to the people of the state the question of giv ing women the right to vote was fa vored, 88 to 89, with one pair and two absentees, it fell short of the two thirds vote required. The senate last week passed the re solve by a large margin. Fifty-eight Republicans in the house, with twen ty-five Democrats and the five Pro gressive members, voted for the re solve, while fifty-one Democrats and eight Republicans voted against. ACCEPT CITY OFFER FOR DETROIT STREET RAILWAY DETROIT, April 6. —Announcement was made that the stockholders of the Detroit United railway have author ized the directors of the company to accept the city’s offer of $29,000,000 for the purchase of the city street railway lines. “DRY” ENGLAND IS x PROPOSED IN WAR LONDON, April 5. —Lloyd-George, chancellor of the exchequer, laid be fore his colleagues in the cabinet a proposition to prohibit the sale of all alcoholic drinks in the United King dom during the war. It is likely that some measure will be enacted. BUMPER BARLEY CROP FOR ALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ACREAGE REDUCED ON ACCOUNT OF HIGH WHEAT PRICES Wheat Crop Promises To Be Largest in History of State—Damage To Barley by the Aphis Will Be Slight This Season LOS ANGELES, April 6.—With fa vorable growing conditions during the entire season, Southern California will produce a second barley crop despite the fact that the acreage has been cut to make way for wheat because of the allurement of high market prices. The biggest increase in the south is promised in the Imperial Valley, where the heaviest grain ever grown is nearing the harvest. Taking the state as a whole, accord ing to the testimony of leading local grain men, the barley crop will be just about half that of last year, which was abnormally large. The reason for the comparatively short crop this year is the cutting of the acreage, as the stand is good in all sections and an unusually heavy crop, per acre, is pre dicted. Last year’s crop was more than 800,000 tons. The wheat crop, both in Southern California and the state as a whole, promises to be the largest in history. The cutting of the Imperial Valley acreage will commence about April 20 and the harvest in other sections will begin from one to three weeks later. The Imperial Valley farmers are looking for an output of threshed bar ley of fully 500,000 sacks. Up to the present time no one can give a defi nite estimate as to prices. On the American side of the Impe rial Valley barley has taken up much of the area where cotton was grown last year and there is considerable new territory in the north. This is a result of the European situation, which reduced cotton values while benefiting the market conditions on barley. Last year the Imperial barley acre age was 71,915, and this year, it is estimated, fully 80,000 acres are in barley. The war against the aphis, which last year reduced the barley output materially, is being successfully waged, and it is expected that the damage this year will be slight. Three million lady-bugs have just been shipped to the valley and are being distributed among the canta loupe and barley growers. In San Diego County, according to reports received by local grain deal ers, the barley acreage is slightly be low that of last year, but the stand is good. In Perris Valley there will be more wheat than barley produced. COUNTY SETS TESTS FOR JOBS APRIL 17 LOS ANGELES, April 6. —Examina- tion for the positions of deputy sheriff, motorcycle officer, watchman, guard, warden and jailer, constable and dep uty constable will be held by the county civil service commission April 17. The examinations, which will be be gun at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, will be held in the Los Angeles high school building, Hill street and Fort Moore place. GLASS CASKET KEEPS BODY 50 YEARS, CLAIM PITTSBURG, April 6.—A burial cas ket of glass is being made by a win dow glass company of Point Marion,, on order for a New York firm of un dertakers, and if it is satisfactory, sev eral hundred more are to be made. The casket, it is said, will keep a body for years, the theory being that no moisture or air can penetrate, a de fect which metal caskets have never been able to overcome. It is stated that the caskets impro vised from glass have been tried in two experimental cases and have been found to be a success. CONDENSATION Os CURRENT EVENTS GLEANED FROM NUMEROUS SECTIONS OF BMHISMS Dispatches Picturing Developments From the Out side World Shipped of Unnecessary Details and Presented in Brief Vetoes Boxing Bill CARSON CITY, Nev., April 6—Gov ernor Boyle has vetoed the bill putting an end to the twenty-round boxing game in this state. He also has signed the bill doing away with ten-round bouts. 53 Renounce U. S. in Year LONDON, April 5. —According to parliamentary returns, aliens who have become British Subjects during 1914 include fifty-three Americans, among them Charles Garland, reputed to be a millionaire, and Louis Parker, a dra matist. Denies Recognition of Haiti WASHINGTON, April 6.—The ad ministration will not recognize the new Haitien government at the pres ent time, President Wilson declared. The report that Italy, France and Ger many have done so is untrue as far as the president knows. Wets Win New Zealand WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 5. —National prohibition was defeated in the voting on the liquor question, last December, according to complete returns which have been announced by the government. Supporters of lo cal no-license also lost their fight. Huerta to Start New Revolution LONDON, April 5. Victorino I Huerta, former president of Mexico, bent on starting another revolution, is in Algeciras, after having sailed from Cadiz, Spain. Further dispatches from Madrid declare that Huerta is in possession of well-developed plans for another Mexican upheaval that will again place him at the head of the affairs in that country. Huerta has left his family in Barce lona, Spain. He intends, according to the reports, to send for them when he is again installed as Mexico’s ruler. Bellboy's Tips Buy Hotel CHICAGO, April 6. —Five years ago, Evarts Risk became a bellboy at the Blackstone hotel. His willing ser vice brought liberal tips, and Risk was frugal. He started a savings ac count, and each year added a sub stantial balance to his account. Last week, Bellboy Fisk “retired,” and within the past few days has become proprietor of his own hotel. “The millionaire bellboy” has pur chased an old mansion which has been remodeled into the Hotel Risk. Here he is president, treasure;* and general manager of the company, which is himself. Kaiser Blocks Peace Plans LONDON, April 5. —With Russian troops pouring into Galicia through every mountain pass, with the de defenses of Hungary broken down, and with Italy massing her army on the south, the situation of Austria is the gravest since German troops crushed the empire, more than fifty years ago. From Rome comes the report that Austria is to sue for separate peace. This is not' credited here, for it is felt that the grip of the kaiser is too strong on Frafhz Josef’s empire to per mit a peace plea so soon, but it is the belief here that' the fall of Przemvsl has opened the way for a campaign that will be the beginning of the end. The allies in the western theater of war have been awaiting a decisive move on the part of Russia, and now that it has come, the million fresh troops of England and the armies of France will begin their giant drive as soon as spring has opened. Italy Postpones Intervention ROME, April 5. —Intervention has been postponed again. Despite the failure of -Prince Buelow’s negotia,- tions to conclude a permanent agree ment between Austria and Italy, the correspondent has evidence, the source of which may not be given, that this country will not enter the war till the end of April, and probably not so early as that. It must not be understood that there has been any change in Italy’s atti tude, except in putting off the inev itable action of intervention until a date, it is said, when the Dardanelles have been forced and Constantinople occupied, possibly with the co-opera tion of Bulgaria, and when the Rus sians will have passed the Carpathi ans and permanently invaded Hun gary. • The delay in intervention is based upon the possibility that Austria will forsake Germany and sue for a sepa rate peace. 94,000,000 BUSHELS OF WHEAT RECORD WASHINGTON, April 6—Eighty-six million bushels of wheat held in coun try mills and elevators March 1. 1915, compared with 94,000,000 bushels last year, and 118,000,000 bushels in 1913, prove that farmers are not holding up their products, according to estimates at the department of agriculture. II TO BE ELECTROCUTED AT ARKANSAS PRISON LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 6 Eleven prisoners, held under sentence of death at the state penitetiary, will be electrocuted, three of them this month, as a result of the failure of the legislature to pass a bill abolishing capital punishment, it was announced. Four of the condemned men are white and seven are negroes. The first electrocution will be next Friday.