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IN LOS ANGELES
BUSINESS HOUSES AND HOMES
. INCREASE IN NUMBER
Over 1000 Building Permits Issued In
Month of October for $1,348,556
In Valuation of Im
Th« hiiluilriß record for th« month of
October In Ixifl Ahrplps Is posltlvo evi
dence of the continuation of the build
The official summary a« given below
shows that the total Venn Its) Issued
during the month were 1070 for Im
provements nßßrPßatlnjr In valuation
$1,84A,1i1i6, a net gain over October. 1904,
• of 433 In permits nnrt nti Inrrense of
$$0,690 In Improvement valuation.
October Summary Complete
J Following Is thfi offlclnl tabulation of
number of permits and valuation of nli
Improvements In I^os Angeles for the
month of October, 1903:
■■Structures— Permits. Valuation.
8-Htory brick .WriKH 2 3D.410
2-story brick bldgs 7 N>.»
1-gtory hrlck ■ hliigs 17 35,250
2-story frame hlrlgs 82 284.920
1,4-story frame bliigs 50 10l.E0t)
1-story frame bldgH 535 521,3X1
Foundations 1 4,500
Frame flats fl 25.78S
Bherls !>a S.OSI
Wrick alterations 1!) 24.85S
Frame alterations 25i 77,750
Apartments and tenements 1 11,200
Churches 2 7,850
Additional permit In valua
tion, 6-story reinforced
concrete anil steel struc
ture 1 300,000
Reinforced 1 concrete and
steel, 1-story 1 60,000
•Grnnd total ioTu" $1,348,556
Comparison With Other Years
ISM 627 $1,267.8(10
IWM <534 1.153,910
I!>'>: .A 851 954.613
1901 355 H26.254
JMO Ifi» 391.917
ISO 9 ,\. 190 i0«,400
Big Buildings Planned
It is predicted that applications will
soon be made for the erection of sev
eral large structures, which, added to
the tall ones now In course of erec
tion on the principal thoroughfares and
corners in the business section, will
show to home people and strangers
alike that Los Angeles is in the front
rank among the progressive cities of
'•'New Office Buildings
The Mabury estate will erect a five
story brick and concrete office building
on the east side of Broadway, between
First and Franklin streets, In accord
nnce with plans drawn by Architect A.
B. Benton. The frontago on Broadway
will be 89 feet, varying depth of 71 to
The plans provide for light courts, so
as to make each of the offices of the
upper stories practically outside rooms.
The basement walls and piers will be
of concrete, with granite base. The
front o^ the first story will be of Ari
zona standstone. That of the upper
stories will be of pressed brick, with
terra cotta trimmings. The side and
rear walls will be of brick. The in
terior woodwork will be covered with
metal. The floors will be of concrete
and cement. The partition walls will
be of fireproof material and the cell
ings of metal, lath and plaster. Plate
glass and Iron will be used In con
nection with the store fronts. The tirst
floor will be arranged for use as stores.
In each of the upper floors will be
twenty-three offices. Passenger ele
vators, ■ furnace heat from the base
ment and modern features generally
will be incorporated in the construction
of the building.
Plans by Architects
Among tho new structures planned
by architects are the following as re
ported to the Builder and Contractor:
Parkinson & Engstrum — Plans for
the proposed ten-story fireproof busi
ness and office building to be erected
on the southeast corner of Fifth and
Spring streets, opposite the Hotel Al
exandria. ■ Operations under the lease
conditions are to commence on Jan. 1.
C. CRittenhouse — Plans for a two
story brick hotel structure for George
H. Beattle, to be erected on Monte
Vista street; also plans for four five
room bungalows to be erected at Al
hambra' for T. E. Lister.
F. M. Tyler— Plans for a colonial res
idence! . for Mrs. C, Schmltker on the
1 corner of Twenty-first and Clmmaron
streets; ■ also plans for n two-story
dwelling for A. W. Overholser on Kl
den avenue, near Tenth street.
' S. Tilden Norton— Plans for changes
at the Con cord ia club building on the
northwest corner of Flgueroa and Six
teenth streets. .
Morgan & Watts— Plans for a three
story and basement fireproof office and
exchange building on the oast Ride of
Olive street, near Seventh, for the
Home Telephone & Telegraph com
• A. M. Kdelman— Plans for n garage
mid machinery building for Helnemnn
&. Pearson on the east side of Main
btreet, south of Fourth street.
Q, F. Skllllns— Plans for a four-story
frame and cement apartment building
to be erected for K. U. Brainard on
the north Bide of Olive street, between
Third tnd Fourth streets; hlro plans
for a dwelling for Miss Roth to be
erected on Occidental boulevard.
H. B. Young— Plans for a two-story
'brick building for G, It. Garibaldi to
be erected on the northwest corner of
New High and Ord streets.
O. : L. Seelye— Plans for n dwelling
fnr F. A. Kelton In the Hollywood
Home tract on Mulford avenue.
Other improvements planned in
<lude a three-story brick and base
ment building on East Fifth street, be
tween San Pedro and Ran Julian, for
A. J. Brown: a two-story brick at 2900
San Pedro street for C. S. Mosher; a
four-story brick and basement ware
house building nn the east side, of I.ns
Angeles street, between Second and
Third streets, for T. J. Douglas; a
brick hotel structure at 620-634 South
Hill street for Clara F. Howes and
Flora H. Farwell; a ten-room two-story
frame dwelling for F. O. Rlpley on
' West Adams street, near Third ave
Hughes & Peckham placed Ollvlto
Heights on the market last Monday,
find within a few days sold seventy-
Hevpn lots at prices ranging from $300
to $«75 each. Olivito Heights are lo
cated on th«i Redondn car line, and the
tract is subdivided into acre and half
I.v <irriu>e Thrive Cured
"I have had the grip three different
times," nays Mrs. Thos. Oleland of Al
liance, Ohio, "and was left with a bad
cough. Kvery time I was cured by the
v»e of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and I cannot speak too highly of thin
valuable medicine," For Bale by all
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MISSION STYLE HOME
WEST SEVENTEENTH STREET
The accompanying illustration Is
the residence of Fred Odemar, senior
member of the firm of Odemar & Co.,
contractors. His new home, which Is
one of striking beauty, occupies a lot
on West Seventeenth street, between
Cherry and Georgia streets. The
dwelling is In the mission style of
HOME PLACES PURCHASED
Selections of Desirable Residences In
Los Angeles by Homeseekers
at Fair Prices
The Althouie Bros, report sales as
follows during the past week: 4
J. S. Dodge to A. C. Yankie, a two
story, nine-room frame, fit 654 South
Konnie Brae street, lot 37»6x150 feet;
C. L. Durfee to J. J. Foster, an un
improved lot on the east side of Hall
dale, 100 feet south of Thirtieth street,
lot 50x150 feet; new owner will im
prove with fine residence to cost $4000;
Daniel T. Althouse to F. E. Edwards,
a two-story cement nine-room resi
dence on the southeast corner of Or
ange and Bonnie Brae streets, lot 40x
150 feet; $9250.
Estella Shields to H. G. Hildebrant,
an unimproved lot on the west side of
Normandie avenue, south of Thirtieth
street, lot 50x150 feet: new owner will
Improve with a modern residence at
West Ninth Street Heights company
to E. L. Miller, an unimproved lot on
(he east side of Normandie avenue,
south of Ninth street, lot 50x118 feet;
Mr. Miller will improve with a nine
room residence to cost $4700; considera
G. " Edwards to J. C. Green, a fine
bungalow at 2936 Halldale avenue, lot
50x148 feet; $4000. .
M. O. Tremain to E. L. Sutton, an
unimproved lot on the east side of
Harvard street, 200 feet north of Twen
ty-ninth street, lot 50x150 feet; Mr. Sut
ton will improve with a modern resi
George Rector to A. J. Stevens, a
two-story frame at 819 West Washlns
ton street, lot 52V4x176 feet; $8000.
A. Koster to V. Reden, an unim
proved lot on the north side of Wash
ington street, west of Hoover street,
lot 60x126 feet; $7250.
HAS NO SENSE OF HUMOR
Because Husband Is Morose and De.
dines to Laugh at Her Stories,
She Wants a Divorce
Special to The Herald.
DES MOINES, Nov. 4.— Pained be
yond endurance because her husband
Instead of appreciating her efforts at
humor gave her a cold stare whenever
she cracked a joke at table. Mrs. Roslle
Pohlman applied for divorce today
from John Pohlman of this city. It was
half an hour after the petition, ac
companied by affidavits, was filed.
That Mrs. Pohlman prides herself on
a certain ready humor and that she Is
hurt if a well-turned witticism goes
unappreciated is well known to her
friends. She was hurt, Indeed, when,
so far from laughing at her pleasant
ries and funny stories told by her chil
dren, her husband would commonly
greet her efforts with the surly remark,
"What a set of fools you are."
In her petition Mrs. Pohlman sets
forth: "This plaintiff, at the time the
defendant married her, was in good
health and had a fine constitution and
was able to work hard and endure
much iind-Btlll enjoy life, and yet the
plaintiff was always of a nervous and
sensitive organisation so as to be seri
ously injured by sneers. Insinuating re
marks and continual bickerings and
fault-finding persistently and continu
ously accorded the plaintiff by the de
"That at one time the plaintiff was
talking to her sons at home and they
were relating humorous stories to her
In the presence of the defendant, where
upon he gave so much evidence of dis
satisfaction that talk was discontin
ued, and everything was done to please
the defendant possible or that occurred
to plaintiff, and at table, while the
family was eating, defendant appeared
fo morose and seemed In such an un
happy condition that one of the chil
dren asked if he was not feeling well,
whereupon he said:
" 'I hate to sen a set of fools," after
which they ate in silence."
Horse Sprang Into Auto
Special to Thß Herald,
SPRINOFIELD, Mass.. Nov. 4.— Dr.
A. H. Menard, a physician and drug
gist of HolyoUe, died this evening. as
tho result of an automobile accident
In West Sprlngdeld laat night. Dr.
Menard wrh driving the automobile,
with him being the Rev. Joseph March
and. Pr. J. 8. Ilrlndamour and Albert
K. Gauthler, all of Holyoke, when at
a turn on tho Sprlngfleld-Holyoke road
a horse, driven by B. \V. Oolton of
West Springfield, sprang Into the mn
rhlne. smashing the steering wheel
against Dr. Menurd's body and fractur
ing three ribs.
Bridal Couple on Coon Hunt
Special to The Herald.
FRANKLIN. Ph., Nov. 4.— MaJ. Gpii.
Charles Miller and his bride are out
In the wilds of Sandy Creek township
tonight, hunting coons. In the party
are the generul'ti son, li. O. Miller, and
his wife and a few other young people.
The trip was arranged by "Bllllc". Gill,
an expert coon hunter, at the instance
of Gen. Miller.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5, 1905.
architecture, concrete, cement and
plaster wall«, with staff ornamenta
tions and metal tile roof.
The porch extends over the entire
front. The entrance from the front
porch Is through a reception hall, fin
ished in quarter-sawed oak; parlor,
dining room and library aro nlso fin
ished In like manner and with oak
floors. The bedrooms are finished In
slash grain Oregon pine, with maple
floors. The bathrom Is In white ivory
TALK OF A SMELTER
FOR LOS ANGELES
MINE OWNERS AND CAPITALISTS
Promoter of Proposition In the City,
Conferring With Business Men and
Property Owners— May Be Located
Near San Pedro
Indications are that Los Angeles now
is In a fair way to secure 'a big smelter
to handle the rich ore that is ready
to be diverted from San Francisco and
shipped over the Salt Lake and Santa
Fe railroads to this city.
Smelter talk has been heard among
business men, capitalists and real es
tate deaers for several months, and
now it is understood that earnest ef
forts are being made to have one or
more smelters established near Los An
geles or near San Pedro.
Contracting builders of smelter plants
are In the city conferring with mine
owners and railroad managers.
P. L. McGahan, first vice president
and manuger of the Arizona Independ
ent Vacuum Smelting company, lias
placed contracts with the Baker and
Llewellyn Iron Works companies for
supplies for three big smelters to be
built-in Arizona.- He will address a
number of leading business men on the
smelter proposition at a meeting to be
held at the company offices in suite 514
in the Braly building, Monday after
noon, j y •
At this gathering it ls expected that
a plan will be formed to secure a
smelter for either Los Angeles or San
* $6000 FOR A BRIDE
Belle of the Syrian Colonies Struck.
Off to the Highest
DUBOIS, Nov. 4.— Six thousand
dollars in cold cash to the girl's mam
ma was the price paid here last night
for a wife. Maud Kassouf was married
to Charles Hazcy, a wealthy merchant
from Altoona, Pa. The parties are
Miss Kassouf was considered the
belle of all Syrian colonies in western
Pennsylvania and there were scores of
suitors. To all the girl said she would
not leave her mother unless she was
taken care of financially. Yesterday
Hazey came here and said he was ready
to make Maud Mrs. Hazey. Mrs. Kas
souf Hald there were several others In
the field. A wealthy young Syrian in
the town bid $5000, but Hazey at once
raised him $1000 and took the girl.
Seventy Descendants of One Couple
Special to The Herald.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Nov. 4.—
In the neighboring little town of Cole
ralne there Is a Rooseveltian family.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lively, who have
seventy descendants in all, are the
Mr. Lively has sixty-two grandchil
dren, fifty-seven of whom are living.
Four of his grandchildren are married
and. he has three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Lively Is a thrifty farmer and all
his children are following farming for
their calling In life. He Is hale and
hearty at 68, while his wife, who Is 65.
Is an invalid.
Joseph Lively was born in Plattsburg,
N. V., May 11, 1837, of French-Canadian
parents. On January 18, 1888, he mar
ried Julia Gilbert, who was born in
Canada November 18, 1838. To them
were born eighteen children In twenty
years, ten of whom are living— eight
sons and two daughters.
The McCarthy company has applied
to the board of supervisors for permis
sion to grade, sldowalk, curb and oil
the following streets: .''''■■
In the McCarthy company's Fruit
Acres tract: Sixty-third street, from
Compton Avenue to Hooper avenue;
Sixty-fourth Btreet, from Compton ave
nue to Hooper avenue; Hooper avenue,
from north line of said tract tb the
south line thereof.
In' the McCarthy company's Main
street villa tract:' Seventy-third street,
from Main street to Pouth Park ave
nue; Seventy-fourth street, from Main
street to South Park avenue, making
in all about. three and a halt miles of
Btreet work for both tracts.
Walton Villa Tract
The Colonial Mortgage & Trust com
pans' report the following list of Hales
for the week in their new Walton Villa
tract: P. D, Wetherell, . lota 22 and 23
In block U $800; to same, lotß 17, is
19 and 20 in block H, *1260; L. f.
Cole, lots IS and 17 in block J, »750; to
Hume, lots 21. 22, 23 and 24 in block
H, 11200; John Upton, lota 4, 6 ami 6,
block A, $800; N. Truylor, lot 21. block
X, $400; E. 11. Cooper, lot 16. block O.
$350; 11. H. Eaeon. lot 20. block h, $400.
ur«l t nt» kltChe '? Rn<l pnflß P antr y ln nat
ural Oregon pine finish.
Pal roo V m« SS n r» < V C ",' nn * H of the P rlnc k
thn ,!?>,„ re hn "dsomely decorated?
=0^: irßi ■is? ad " mri
The house Is heated 'by hot air from
ancf'ScitV. 11 ' 6 ba9PmelU ' n " d S-
A^lT^Sn"' 18 deSlenCd by
GOLDEN TOOTHED CROWD
Men With Gilded Molars Gather at a
Hospital in Answer to an
Special to Tho Heraid.
CHICAGO, Nov. 4.— He had th P
tall thTh e h ? C ° lor> und he was so
th 'Ho r M ad <O stooi) as he Clltert *l
"crtv %nv° MICM 1C PHVate hoa r»ltal at 135
forty-seventh street yesterday. His
'" nr' 118 . " £ 18 hil " (1 "* he spoke to Mr
tlie hospital, und one long ebony, dlelt
™" Pf'nted toward a yawning moufh
crowned ttott e oth ed *"* RliSten ° d ? cOld "
I seen 3 -o od in de papah." he said,
v " I wants de job right away."
flashes of amazement pursued each
other across Mrs. Buck's countenance.
.She tried to usk a question, but failed,
f-he could only stammer.
"Hyah iMs," said the visitor eagerly,
and he fished from his pocket a page of
a morning newspaper. The ebony
pointer ran down the "Help Wanted"
cclumn. and rested on this:
MAN— WITH GOLD TOOTH; GOOD
Wages, 135 Korty-seventh street.
Kven stammering became an impos
sibility to Mrs. Buck. "Faint gasps for
brt-ath were the only sounds as she
stood gazing alternately at the paper
and at the stepladder negro. Then she
found her voice and dismissed the
caller with the statement that she had
not the faintest notion what it oil
The giant black had not reached the
corner before the procession began.
There was a garbage wagon driver, a
fishermen, a tailor, a. ribbon clerk from
c State street department store and a
torn doctor who had a large family
to support. Each came up the steps
with gaping maw and inclnx fingers
pointing to gold-capped teeth.
The why and wherefore of the advent
of the gilt molar parade lies bßck in
the time when a certain humorous
South Slder was a patient in the hos
pital. As his nurse was a young wo
man — Miss Smith will serve as her
name — who had an overweening desire
to peer into, the future. One day not
long ago a gypsy fortune teller --called.
Miss Smith was tempted — and fell, to
the extent of 50 cents.
"I can see nothing but happiness for
you," said the gypsy. That was a
quarter's worth. Then, for the other
25 cents, the gypsy added: "You will
marry a man with a gold tootb. He
will have a lot of money."
All this time the convalescent patient
was listening. When he left the hos
pital, which was last Friday, he snnt
a messenger to a newspaper office with
the advertisement above quoted.
"I don't think it Is funny at all," said
Mrs. Buck, last night, as she peeppd
through a crack ln the door at the
hospital. "It was horrid. Why, that
great big colored man, when I told him
I knew nothing about the advertise
ment and had no position, demanded
that I pay his car fare buck home. He
said he had come way out from the
North Side and that I should stand the
"No, I don't exactly know who put
the ad in the paper, but I have strong
pusplcions. There was a patient here
not long ago and ln spite of his sick
ness he tried a lot of Jokes. I shan't
tell you his name.. I wouldn't tell you
if I knew It was he.
"The name of the nurse?" No, sir.
May be it Is Smith and may be it Isn't.
It would be mean to put her name In
the paper. She wasn't to blame."
The hospital which was. the mecca
of the men with tho Rilded chewers is
a private affair to which some of the
most prominent physicians in the city
pend patients whom they do not wish
to place in a regular hospital and yet
who should not be treated at home.
WANTED ONE YEAR MORE
Convict Objected to Having a Sen.
tence of Thirteen Years
Special to The Herald.
MORRIRTOWN, N. J., Nov. 4.—Al
though Thomas Buckley objected to a
sentence of thirteen years for highway
robbery and Jail breaking and pleaded
with the court not to send him down
for the hoodoo term but to make It
fourteen years, Judgo Mills was obdu
rate and would not change vthe sen
"May I have the indulgence of the
court in making a Hlmple request?"
asked the prisoner, after sentence was
"Certainly," was the reply."
"May It please the court, I would
call your attention to the fact that
thirteen Is the hoodoo term. It gives
mo a feeling of vague uneasiness, closn
akin to terror. If you could make the
sentence fourteen years, I would not
be under the sign of the cross, or,
rather, the double cross."
"Remove the prisoner," sternly Inter
rupted the Judge, "the sentence
One hundred per cent Increase In
votea. See page 2, part 4-
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Real Estate Men and Investors
Vernondale Fernando (
Our new tract just amongst all : Is the place to put your money. I
the big things doing. 60 choice ; Just think, 290 acres of rich,
residence lots in the heart of i level land. No -washes, no
lovely Vernon. Rich soil, wide ; waste. Railroad, school and
streets, unexcelled car service. churches. Fine orchard on
Best water and fire protection. :' one side and adjoining lands
Lots sure to double in value. just sold for $110 per acre.!
Long Beach and Whittier cars, : You can cut this tract up in 5
Ascot Aye. and Central Aye. : acre lots and easily sell at J
line and Acrosstown line on 54th $150 per acre,
street. Take the Hooper Aye. : ' .
cars south pn Spring street to %pps mmm %pOS
our Branch Offices at Vernon : Oniv 1^ Por Arw»
Aye. and Ascot Aye., 46th and : VJniy *«>:> Mr ACPe
Ascot Aye., or 51st and Ascot j On easy payments. Commis-
Aye. Open all day Sunday. sion to agents.
Mr. William Werner will be at Our Office Sunday, at 225 West Second Street, to
Give You Maps and Jill Information
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225 W. Second St. ' "SSJiSo"* Los Angeles, Gal.
U^^^m^^ MaQ y New Homes Are Being Built in
n Crescent Heights H
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C:-: Ideal Homesite :-: -<^^s.
The most beautiful scenic views obtained from erery residence
lot in Crescent Heights. No little dinky city lots, but .>? \2ft
t ... j #fi
[Large Villa Lots Overlooking \ to/
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p3\ And the Pacific Ocean ; üß\ X
u2\ Isw Water piped through large mains to every lot The number of /Si
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XG&r'^ cent He '2 ntB to b° tne k olt suburban property within reach of /*W/
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318-W.TmRX» -ST. IX>S ANGELES, CAL.
WORLD'S LARGEST WELL
Bpeclal to Tho Herald.
PARKERBBURG, W. Va., Nov. 4.—
Thirty million feet of natural gas Is
escaping daily from what Is said to be
the largest gas well ever struck. The
well was drilled by the Philadelphia
Gas company near Weston, Lewis
county, and when the tools struck the
opening there came a rush of gas which
hurled boulders from the well and drove
drillers from the derrick.
It Is estimated that the well has a
pressure of 1400 pounds and every effort
to get It under control has failed. The
roar of the escaping gas is heard for
miles. Seven years ago Quffey & Galley
of Plttsburg drilled the well for oil, but
abandoned it. Recently gas began
escaping from fissures In the. ground
and a srhoolhouse wiis destroyed by
escaping gas. Every effort is being used
to control the (low and stop the enor
mous Hunts ...
Great Sale of Lots Today
PROSPECT $rAA Cement Sidewalks, Curbs; Streets Graded, Oiled.
PARK tpO"" T * ko Hollywood Car to Office, corner Vermont
mi\i> -r s an(l prOBpectp rO8pect Avenues. Sc Fare.
I 1 ■ /;■-:£s
ZZZmZ An Advertisement* . Becomes , ' '.
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