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Population of Los Angeles 201,249
Thanksgiving day contributed a large
•ddlllon to tho football casualty record.
Tho middle west is thawing out again
although temperatures above the freez
ing point are rare.
How It would jar thft powers that
*re attempting to bulldoze the sultan
If their bluff should fail to work.
St. Petersburg reports that "the tele
graph tie-up throughout Russia is prac
tically complete." It would be more
accurate lo say that Ilussiu is com
pletely wired up.
King Edward purposns to confer Iho
order ot merit on Oyuma nnd Togo.
On the leading Russian army and naval
commanders he may confer ..ie order of
the "double cross."
Bass Shonts of thfl Panama canal
says frankly, "I don't know what kind
of a canal we do favor." Tho kind the
people want is a canal with water In it,
and the sooner tho better.
Workers t" whom minutes generally
are precious mornings and evenings will
feel thankful to the Los Angeles rail
way managers for doubling the car
service in the "rush" hours.
A few days ago a Kedlands orange
packer shipped to Europe the tlrst car
load of this season's oranges. The con
signment is billed direct to Liverpool,
whence it will be distributed.
It was a splendid tribute to the
American Jews that Grover Cleveland
offered at the big celebration in New
York commemorating the quarter
millennial landing of Jews in America.
Eight men are reported as having
"perished in an Ice jam" in British
America. That is not the kind of a
nice jam in which the average Amer
ican youth would be willing to risk his
The leading: candidate for president
of the Republican committee in New
York declares that if he be chosen he
will "recognize no buns." Does he mean
that he will decline to nod to himself
In the mirror?
The newly appointed governor of
New Mexico pays ho favors joint state
hood with Arizona "if it can be secured
on fair nnd equal terms." That is to
say, if Arizona shall become a tail to
New Mexico's kite.
The son of Whiteluw Held, ambassa
dor to Great Britain! Is getting on finely
with his studies ut Yale university. Ho
lias just gone to New York to havo his
broken nose udjubtcd, resulting from
The sudden death by accident of for
mer Councilman J. P. Davenport will
bo deplored by' all good citizens. Mr.
Davenport was an upright, honest man,
who tried to do his whole duty, both in
public and In private life.
The city auditor intimates that he
will Introduce tho banking fashion in
case of city departments that make
demands beyond their available allow
ances. Thau audit claims will be
marked "no funds" or possibly tho
plain "N. <•."
All the efforts to stop the inpour of
the Colorado river to Sulton sea appear
to have boon futile. The situation is
serious not only in blocking Southern
Pacific railway truffle, but by endan
gering improvements in a largo section
of the Imperial colony.
Under a new war department order
Officers of the commissary service "ure
to be tuusht to make l" - fnd and will be
given practical instructions in cook
ing." In some of the other govern
ment depart ments olllciuls have shown
greut proficiency j n manipulating
Now the great gold strike 1« awuy
down ut tho extreme end of South
America, where Mugellun Htruit c-ula off
the island of Terra del Fuego. That
rompletcH the evidence that there i.s un
nlmoMt unbroken gold formation on the
whole Pacific count runge from Nome
und beyond down to tho "land of fire,"
'.; The' London Chronicle thinks Ameri
cans miatuken In using the word "boss"
■In the inuscuiino guilder. It nuya the
word is of Uutcii origin, "bauß," and
cites v familiar Dutch proverb, "De
:vrouw U do buuß"— the wife 1m the
!boB«. Well, tliut in the common usage
Jn the United HtutcH. A political mule
■ hone here nmnaKui v community, while
Ihe fi-iimlo kind" merely manugvu the
THB TOURIST CAR
A vigorous kick Is registered In San
Francisco against the announced pur
pose of the Southern" I'aclflc railway
company to stop th« personally con
ducted tourist car service operated by
Independent parties. The statement
was made In San Fianrlsco a few clays
ago that all the railways lending Into
California h«d Joined In that deter
mination, but It SPema to have been
nn rrror. Only the Southern PflClflo
company hns mado any announcement
of such purpose and thorn Is reason
to bellnve It Is alone In that .respect.
As Interpreted In San FranclMO, the
Southern Pacific company Is tired of
the personally conducted tourist ser
vice becausn it stands ut g.rrat disad
vantage compared with thn Bunta ¥c
or the Salt l.nkr- route. This because
the greater proportion of thn business
handled In that way Involves the truns
portntlon of passenger* to and from
Southern California by wiiy of the
southern route, which Is several hun
dred miles longer than by either of
the competing lines.
In discussing this question the San
Francisco Chronicle expresses the
opinion that the Southern Pacific com
pany Is "unwise In Its attempt to
break up the business of personally
conducted excursions In tourist enrs."
It contends that "nil concerned are
now making money from thnt business
and it is doh ik more than any other
one thing to fill up tha stntn with en
tdrprlslng immigrants." All of which
Is Indorsed by persons In Southern
California who are familiar with the
The argument adduced by the South
ern Pacific officials, In explanation of
their purpose, nit staled In San Francis
co, Is that tho personally conducted
business Is obsolete and tliiit tho reg
ular service of the company satisfies
nil wants of travelers. But travelers
themselves do not Indorse that conclu
sion. Tho personally conducted cars
are popular; they fill a distinct want,
as shown by the length of tlino they
have beon operated, and' It would be
a manifest mistake to abolish thoin.
It Is intimated, however, that the
prospect of turning over to thn other
lines a largo volume of business, as
a result of the announced change, may
yet induce the Southern Pneillc officials
to recede from their purpose. Speak
ing evidently from accurate Informa
tion, the Chronicle says of the person
ally conducted business, "The eastern
connections declare that It shall not
be abandoned, and the Southern Pa
cific company will probably withdraw
from Its position; If it does not we
suppose the Santa Fo will get the
The personally conducted tourist car
Is one of the established Institutions
in transit between the east und Cali
fornia; It is popular with a very largo
class of travelers and it ought to be
DOUBLED TRANSIT SERVICE
Another mark was added on Thanks
giving day Indicating the metropolitan
evolution of Los Angeles. It was the
beginning pf the system, common in the
big eastern cities, of operating a special
time schedule on electric car lines dur
ing the morning and evening hours
when travel Is exceptionally heavy.
The new schedule of the Los Angeles
Railway company introduced Thursday
Is intended especially to accommodate
the multitude of workers who require
transit service at regular morning and
evening hours. All classes of business
people will appreciate the change, as
the three-minute service will be operß
tivp from fi to 10 o'clock In the morning
and from 4 to 7 o'clock in the evening,
In taking this step the Los Angeles
Railway company, which' is likely to bo
followed soon by the. other transit com
panies, recognizes the rapid growth of
Los Angeles and the need for increased
accommodation when the strain upon
the service is heaviest. The experience
Is the same that all large cities must
pass through. With the increuse of
population along a car line there Is con
stant increase of congestion, particu
larly at certain morning and evening
hours. Usually it requires a long and
loud popular outcry to secure more fre
quent trips in order to relieve the con
gestion, but ultimately the relief comes.
Thanks to the considerate manage
ment of the Los Angeles Railway com
pany, the public need in this respect
hns been anticipated, and It is doubtful
If a precedent can be found for such
consideration. It will cost a very large
additional sum per day to operate the
many lines of that company with
double equipment during a total of
BevVri hours. For this cost there will bo
no Immediate recompense. Patrons of
all tho lines will have more convenient
service, but the company will not count
up many more nickels at the end of the
day. Ultimately, however, the company
will be tho gainer by attracting more
residents along its lines as a. result of
the excellent service.
With the expansion of the city in
population improved transit service and
more railway lines become necessary.
Fortunately the managers of that ser
vlco appreciate the public needs and lire
ready and willing to respond to them.
Madrid reports another matrimonial
engagement by King Alfoimo. When thn
youth was in England on thut quest hta
condition was Htudicd by the royul
physicUuiH, I'enultlng in a report of
"higiM of insanity." His wild iklrmUh
fur v wife conflrniH that Judgment,
Jn lilb speech at the Jcwlkli eelebra
tlon in New York Qrover Cleveland
Bald: "But wherever in the world pre
judice iiKuliiKt Jews mill exlutH, theru
cun be no place for It among thti people
of the United Htatey." A noble aintl
ini'iit frblTl a iidlile voiii'ce.
Los Atigeleti again breaks the clear
ing housu l'uroi'ttD, the total i-leariiigH
for November being m.O'i'JMS.H In fx
cfigH of the Bume month luhl year. Tho
total iiufiiii'HH for the month uuh tf,,.
474,8^3.82. No city of unywhere near
Bijual population cun beat that record.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER i, 1905.
BIG DEFICIT BARS
COUNCILMEN MAY ABANDON
Stjite Statute Prohibit* Purchase of
Supplies With Tax Funds to
Be Collected at Some
According to Mntpmentfl made by
ouncllinen nt the city hull yesterday the
proposition fur the city to buy r>2 vot
ing inuchlnes will probably be allowed
to die B natural death In fpHe »f the
ftict thut the contract has u! ready been
awarded und Is In the bunds of the
mayor for his Hlgnulure, which no fRr
ho has refused to ulllx. Councllmen
ure confident that the mayor will «>ven
tmOly veto the contiuct. Mr. McAleer
says ho wiints more Information on the
subject before taking any action, but
the council may relieve him of further
responsibility by demanding that the
contract he returned from the mayor's
ofllce next Monday.
While most nf the members of the
council hip as eHger tor the voting mn
chines now us they were when they
unanimously passed the ordinance to
purclmw them, a Stumbling block con
fronts them th.'it they cannot easily nur
mounti This Is the drtlclt. When the
contract was passed It wns done HO on
the understanding llmf the J50.400
which tho miirhliies will cost whs to
come from the tux resources of the
next fiscal year.
Thl.s arraiiKPtnpnl mis perfectly
agreeable to both the council Hnd the
United Htnti-s Htaiidnrtl Vollnsr Ma
chine company, us well us tho locnl
company, through which the purchase
Is to ho made.
Ah soon ns these arrangement!) were
completed and the contract passed to
the mayor the council went on Its junk
et Into the Owens river vidley without
looking up any of the laws <m the sub
ject. Hilicß thPlf return they have
been tnld by the city attorney that the
Bttttfl statutes prohibit the purchasing
nf supplies or the expending of any tax
fundH to be collected ut any future
May Drop Proposition
This brings the voting machine pro
position to the plnee where It must
either be dropped or Ihe money taken
from the city treasury when the strict
est economy must be practiced.
City ClPrk Lelande yesterday re
ceived a letter from the Abbott Voting
Machine company In which was the
proposition to supply the city with the
same size machine for which the con
tract wus made With the United States
Standard company for $500 each. This
is $1100 less than the price of the Stand
ard machines. In addition the Abbott
people guarantee t<> keep their ma
chines in repair for live years and in
stiill them in this city without addition
These machines have been used in
Michigan for the. last ten years and are
the standard machines in thut state, ul
tlmugh the. stntc voting commission of
California Ims not adopted them.
The Standard, the Columblu. anil the
Deans art' the only machines of the ten
different makes which tho commission
Politicians at the city hall declared
yesterday that Walter Parker, the Re
publican party boss, was the father of
the voting machine proposition. He is
said to be a stockholder In the Neuener
Supply company, the firm through
which the transaction is being con
ducted, and the nllesation Is made that
acting under Parker's lash the council
will take up the case again some time
in the future when there is more money
in the treasury.
ISN'T WHISKY AT ALL
State Official Says Some Rye Is Only
Alcohol, Prune Juice and
Special to .Tho Herald,
HAUKIHBURO, In., Dec I.— State
Dairy and Food Commissioner Warren
discusses ut length the pure food ques
tion in his annual report, which was
made public today.
The report states that the work ofc
the department has produced results
which show the need for legislation
regulating the manufacture and sale of
drugs and chemicals. The department
has found that from 60 to 75 per cent of
spices are adulterated and that adul
terants are used freely in confections,
soda water, so-called fruits, jellies,
jams and preserves.
The investigations by the department
have also demonstrated certain brands
of the so-called pure rye whisky uro
nothing more than a mixture of raw
alcohol, prune juice and caramel.
Commissioner Warren suggests that
a national pure, food law would rem
edy the abuses complained of by retail
merchants in Pennsylvania, who de
clare thut they are made to suffer for
the sins of the manufacturers and
In the investigation by the depart
ment of the soda water business in
Pennsylvania it developed that certain
brands of so-called fruit syrups did not
contain a particle of the fruit after
which they were named and that many
of the soft drinks were of harmful and
Goes to Prison for Bigamy
Uy Associated Press.
SA<,'ItAMKNTO, Dee. I.— Thonius B,
Kills, a young machinist and engineer,
today pleaded guilty in Judge Hart's
court to a charge of bigamy and was
boiH to Kolsom prison for five years.
He married Miss Blanche Crump, a
popular young woman of this city last
June and established a homo in Tono
pah. Kills' Hist wife lives in Denver,
WIIKN YOU WANT ONE.
Torn Tlhtd art b},(KX) street curs in
pick—And me«t u( Umw #j» *t ta«
other mud ut Uio Uu«. *
"AUCTION MAD" WOMEN
Dollar* Are Scattered Like Bn«w.
flakes at Mr. Hyde's
Rpori.il (o The Herald.
NKW YOUK, Dec. I.— ln Ju«t thro*
hours yesterday about Jlfi.non was
spent by women determined to become
owners of articles which had once
ndorned the home of .Inmrs Ilazen
Myde. Dollars wor« scattered as if
tliny were snnwflakes.
It was, perhaps, one of tho most re
mflrkublfi scenes ever witnessed at a
T-'lfth avenue auction. Men In attend
ance were, amused and nmaiied at the
sight nf women going auction mad. As
v result the salt was more profitable
to Mr. Hyde than participation In an
ordinary Insurance syndicate.
Time-worn and sun-faded household
articles brought prices for which the
goods could be purchased new. One
woman who hud been repeatedly out
bid made her uny through the crowded
room until ehe was almost under the
uuitloneer's hammer. Her costly furs
and tailored gdwn indicated a fat purse.
Shfl had Just reached her place of vnn
tugn when an old Scotch card table
was put up.
She started the bidding with $20.
gave a resentful look backward as
someone raised her }5 und wn« unmis
takably prepared to meet all comers.
Mr. SIIO Htiirted In repenting "t.wcnty-
Jlve, am offeree] twenty-five, five." The
woman Interrupted with n false of $5
OH her own hid. Mr. Silo started anew
bin slng-soiiß of "thirty— thirty — Hilrty
—thirty." when the woman, believing
she was antagonized, tacked on another
Mr. Silo dropped the hammer when
the woman hud "run" herself up to
%H). She uttered a triumphant "there,
now," when ph<i secured tha table. Any
woodworker could duplicate It for $15.
Two women got into nn exciting
tourney over two feather pillows— the
common and comfortable bed variety,
Their bids llcw buck .Hid fortl] until
one withdrew whin the price hud
soured to $s.
FOUND AFTER FIFTY YEARS
Girl Who Wandered From New York
Is Discovered in New
Special tn The Uoralil.
ALtnjQUKKQtJE, M. M.i Dec. I.—
Mrs. Hester Ann Alexander Smith, for
fifty years n wanderer without a rela
tive known to her, bus just been iden
tified here ns v daughter nf ii family
of Paddocks, wtulthy farmers living
ne:ir Warwick, N. V.
The story of Mrs. Smiths' wander
ings 1h ntrunger than lid lon. Fifty
yeurn ngq while v child of six yearn,
she followed a wandering htuidofgan
mail away from her home. The man
had » monkey and, attracted by the
antics of the animal, the child followed
until tho itinerant musician look her
and mttdo her slug for him as ho toured
The whole country aided in the
search fur the child, but without re
sult. With the hand organ man she
traveled westward and finally found
her wiiy to the Pacific coust.
There she grew up, forgetting her
name and the' names nf her relatives.
Mrs. Smith was twice married. In
IXS4 she (.•nine with her' family to Kil
ver City. N. M.. where she buried her
husband and till of her four children.
Keeling the years creeping on, she
loused for more knowledge of her own
people. Three years ago she cuine to
Albuquerque and began a search fir
her relatives. Sho advertised in east
ern newspapers, describing the scenes
us pictured on her memory of her
The result was a letter from Thomas
C, Paddock of jvernon, N. J., a cousin j
und another from a brother, Jumwl
Paddock of Warwick, N. V., who M
Rtlll at the old homestead. Mrs.
Smith's parents have been dead twen
GREEDY BIRD -FOUND OUT
Avaricious Flamingo Clutched Food
in His Web Foot to
Special to The Herald.
NEW YORK, Dec. 1. — By forming
one of his webbed feet Into a pocket,
in which he concealed food, Loraine, a
flamingo in the Zoological park, in the
Bronx, succeeded yesterday in hiding
food from his companions and defeated
their plun to prevent him from eating
between meals. His deception was dis
covered only because he was compelled
to stand on one leg to avoid dropping
His appetite not Kiitisiled by the
amount of food he received when he.
ate ut regular periods with his com
panions, he was i accustomed to visit
the dish containing rations several
times during the day. Protests of the
lluniiiiß-os und other birds did not avail,
and finally they resorted to force and
pushed him away from the dish when
he showed signs of gluttony.
Loraine was apparently not dismayed
by their tactics, und secreted food in a
pocket he made with one of his feet.
To keep the food In the pocket he stood
on one foot part of yesterday und
kept the other raised In the air. He
ato some of the. delicacies he hud hid
den, but became tired of his embar
rassing position after he had stood on
one leg for a considerable time. Wh*n
lie placed on the floor tho foot In
which he clutched the food it fell out
and his companions saw it.
Observing that his trick was plain to
them. Loraine walked to a distunt cor
ner of the cage. His companions hud
dled about the food dish, but Loraine
did not attempt to approach It, und
seemed ashamed of his deception.
Period of Patterns
And overythliiß is patterned to hide I
Its poverty. All tho real artistic tuste
that lias ben expended on the guidance
of our people has not been üble sen
sibly to check the craze for pattern.
When one goes into the drawing
rooms of many persons, neither ill-off
nor ill-educated, und. turning one's
eyes wearily about from , patterned :
carpets, patterned rugH, patterned
wallH, patterned chulrs, patterned
chulr-backH, patterned china, finds üb. f
solutely no quiet surface to rest upon,
one reullzes with unvy that v sturdy I
Indifference to senso impressions Is
Ht til the portion of not ti few Wngllßli
people. Hut those who tiro more sen
sitive cannot look at ull these dancing
patterns, glittering polished Hurfacos,
insistent teasing photographs, and
mlrrora thut rellect the whole kaleido
scopic dazzle, again and ugaln, wltli
out longing to escape.
December 2 in World's History
1791— Henry Flood, the famed IrlHh orator ami reformer, died. An a mem
ber of the house of common* his whole energies were devoted to the
promotion of the polltlcul interestH tmd interiml resource*! o( Ireland.
1&04- Nupoleon und M» wifa. Josephine, crowned at Purls by Pope Plus VU.
1851— LouIh Napoleon decreed in tho nunie of the French people thut the
uutlunul iinFt!inl>|y and council of state were dissolved, thut universal
Hultruga was ru-enUbllshcd, thut the nrst military division was In a
, titate of siege mid that the French people were convoked in the electoral
Im;k - i.uretiii, a small town of California, destroyed by an eurth<|uuka.
INV.i Steamship iii>ruHsiii of the Ciuitulu & Mississippi liius Hunk ut sea,
too i emimi beiiii; luMi.
IJSBB— The Kvypltaii uriny In the Houdnn, under Hicks l'ushu, destroyed by
Xl Muhdl, the False i'rophet.
Pl-Lines mi Plck-Ups
rhnnkfßlvlnß dny w l>nst atm go
Thn turkovß vnnlshnd finite:
Tho Atotnnch nclifi hn« cnased to vex.
And we can sleep o' night.
But now. nlna. a hmintlng comes,
A woeful sort nf foar-
"ri« time Thiinksßlvlng's over; ah,
Hut (.'hrlstrnns Is xo neni !
People nro looking for "gruff In the
dictionary In vnln. Hut that isn't where
grafters find It.
The New York Tribune says "this la
the Republican period of our history. '
If the Tribune Interprets "period" as
a full stop, It certainly Is.
Tlllly Pepper— Sis, If I wasn't here
Mr. Holly would kiss you.
MltiS Pepper— You naughty boy!
Leuvc tho room at once!
Is Mrs. Astor or the fust nuto re
sponsiblo for cutting the 400 down to
a measly 7!t?
Alaska wants an exposition.
Wouldn't there bo danger of Its being
A Chicago minister has died ot fiißt-
Ing. Ministerial suliirlcs nre inpuger In
Chlcßgo, but It wasn't thought to be
Maybe the ennui will ho done In time
to be culled the "Theodore Koosevelt,
jr." during the lifetime of that young
Mlks orangp— Why do you suy he Is
a singular man 7
Miss Ijciiioii— lsn't ho a bachelor?
Women are braver Minn men. How
many of ihem suffer In plle.nco when
they lire just dying— to talk!
Tho piistor of a London church Is
named Plgg and two of his deacons
me Messrs. Hogllenh and Bacon.
Mrs. Plum— What's your husband's
Mrs. i'runo-llc'H v writer.
Mrx. I'ltim— Yes, but how does he
Jiuikc his living?
A Bird of a Church
At Partridge I.nne chupel, in an
Knglish town, v Mr. Hook preached In
the morning, v Mr. Partridge in the
afternoon and a Mr. ("row in the even
ing of the Hume dny. The urrungement
which, of course, wiik not intentional,
wits mado by a Air. Cuckoo, who was
secretary of the Sunday school In
which Messrs. Finch, Martin, Swallow
and lilrd were touchers.
"Get Thee Behind Me, Qattin," was
the title of a poem written eight years
ago by President McCurdy of the Mu
tual Life. If Muck paw him coming as
long ugo hh that why didn't he dodge?
If many Angelenos who complain of
their lot would only invest In lots in
their own town instead of buying gold
bricks and such, they would be on bet
ter, terms with the paying teller.
Our liven aro Hko n threo-rlng show—
A teething rliiß'n Ilir first, you know.
In Inter years, engagement's m:»do—
A diamond ring Is then displayed.
The parson ties the knot up tlslit—
A wedding ring Is then in sight.
And so ndown the years it goes-
All lives, so many three-ring shows!
— W. H. C.
Mrs. Wise— What kind of shirt waists
do you like the best? Mr. Wise— The
kind you can't wear my ties with.—
Harry — It's fine to be in the open air,
isn't It, uncle? Uncle — It certainly is—
when you're smoking that.— Yonkers
Edith— So that rich old bachelor didn't
propose? Kthnl — N-no! He — he ate six
meals at that summer hotel where they
advertise "home cooking" and then he
decided to stay single. — Philadelphia
Gerald— May T kiss you? Geraldine—
Mother is in the next room, Cerald—
Well, she will stay there a long time
before I kiss her. — Chicago Post.
Aunt — Yes, Johnny, Kantii. Claim
brought you a baby brother, Johnny —
(Sreat Scott! Another present thut ain't
any use.— Harper's Bazar.
"You seem bound and determined to
live right up to my salary." ".I'm mere
ly trying to live up to the diamond and
things you gave me when we were en
gaged, dear." — Houston Post.
"You shouldn't treat your boy so
harshly; you'll break his spirit."
"Well, he'll probably get married Borne
tithe, and he might as well have it
broken now!"— Answers.
"So this is the old family Bible," said
Mr. Newman, who was waiting In the
parlor for Miss Pasaay. "No," replied
Miss I'ussuy's little brother, "that's the
new one me. sister bought last week so
she could write in it all about when she
wits born." — Philadelphia Hecord.
"Thorn are no lovers like Romeo
nowndays," said the sentimental girl.
"No," answered the practical sirl. "Our
police would have Romeo In custody as
a porch climber before he got half way
up to the balcony." — Washington Star.
"So you're little Willie Woodby?"
said the new minister, after Sunday
school. "I called to see your mother
yesterday, but, unfortunately, she was
not at home." "Oh, yes, Bhe was," re
plied the boy, "but I guess she took you
for the installment man. You look
somethln' llku him."— Philadelphia
Jealous of Her Trunk
The wife. of a cashier of v KmiSUK
!<:ity bunk, living in the south part of
the city, hired" a new cook the othOf
morning. Tho girl hnd been In lhin
country only a few months. In ailiwor
to an advertisement nh<; fli-Ht culled
Ht the home nnd decided to telephone
I from there for her baggage. "Smid ft
j out right HW&y," said nhe. Sho waited
' tor about a half hour and the trunk
arrived in v. motor delivery cur.
"I'm Jeuloufe of my trunk, ma'am,"
sho ttaid. •
"Jeulous of your trunk. Why?"
iiHkcil the mlMtn'Hs.
"The trunk la delivered In an unto
mobile right uwuy and 1 hud to find
tho house us best 1 could with the street
cur."-— KtuiHiiK City Btur.
GAS RATE CUT
TO 85 CENTS
AFTER JANUARY 1 THE PRICE
WILL BE LOWER
Mains Being Extended on an Average
of Two Miles a Week and the
Demand Still Grows,
After the first of the year Los Ange
les will reVBl In 85 cent gas. This Is a
voluntary contribution on the part of
tho gun company and the gns commit
tee, which hiis the power to fix the rate
ufter the first of the yeur, will prob
ably have but Ilttlo to do.
The present price for gas Is 90 cents
i, lono feet, which Is 10 ocnts less than
tlii> rate which wus fixed ut San Fran
cisco. Under the terms of an ordinance
recently passed by the city, tho gar,
electric light nnd telephone companies
must submit a statement of tha cost
of manufacturing nnd tnnlntulnlng
their products January 1, and from
these statements the committees of the
council have the power to numo the
rule lo be charged.
With B*i cent gas It Is expected that
the lighting committee, will rccoinmen 1
thtit no chungo be mfido In tho price
and the members of the committee aro
Inclined to believe that tho present
prlco for electricity for lighting pur
poses Is low enough. It Is expected
that tho council may have something
to say to (lie telephone companies,
OfllclnlH of the gas company say
mains nra being extended nt the rutts
of two miles a week, und yet the de
minidH are not nil supplied.
"Uas is cheaper here than In I'ltts
burg, in the center of the oil und coal
districts said .tin official yesterday.
"The great demand for gns mid the
enormous amount being consumed en
ables us lo reduce the price."
imtVrcnt iinllerna every dny. Up-lo
Mpeciul Notice — Tlie.nr pnMrrim enn be
delivered by iiinll within three dny*
nfter the order U received lij Thr
SMART COAT FOR A CHILD.
Pattern No. 2835.
All Seams Allowed.
An axceptlonally attractive coat for
the wee tot Is here depicted In tobacoo
brown habit cloth. The mode Is box
plaited back and front, shows a pointed
yoke, and Is belted In to give the long
The pattern Is In 7 sizes— l to 7 years.
For a child of 3 years the coat requires
V/i yards of material go Inches wide, 'iVt
yards 36 Inches wide, 2 yards 44 Indies
wide, or I?; yards 64 inches wide.
Price. 10 cents.
HEHALD, LOS ANGELES.
No. :'S3O. Size
Present this coupon.
A papor pattern of this garment can
be obtained by lining in above ordei
and directing It to The Herald's pat
tern department. It will be sent post
paid, within three days, on receipt ot
Cheap Cabs for London
At a recent meeting of the executive
committee of the London Cub Owners'
federation It was decided to fix the
tuxHmeter to their cabs and to intro
duce sixpenny fares iih quickly us pos
sible. They believe this action will
muke two great changes in the Lon
don cab trade. First, it will Increase
enormously the number of pnßgengera.
as ' a great many people who woul-.l
never spend a shilling on a cub will
now spend a good mu?iy sixpences.
Second, they believe it will give em*
ploy men t to a I'ar larger number of
cubdrivrrg than are engaged at present.
In addition to the tuxameter horsed
cabs a number of taxumeter motor cabs
are promised by a company which i»
now being formed among London cab
owners. It is to be called the London
Automobile (.'ub company. Limited, und
it will have a capital of £100,000 in
share* of ill each. Ten thousand of
thepe shares are to be retained for dis
tribution among the drivers. Tho re
maining 90,000 shares will be offered to
The object of the company Is "to
establish a reliable system of motor
cabs with tuxameters In London, which
Khali ply for hire at the prevailing rutes
uh fixed by act of parliament for or
dinary public carriages,"— New York
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\/P a^t^y^mcit txitui the world tt/J
JW"^-*p r8 duce»— the gtaulne ffl
B LIEBIG COMPANY'S i ~|B
f) Extract of Beef pg*g*g
f/j the most concentrated form ISggjjjSj
"I noticed a charming reception dregs
the other dny," writes h. New York cor
respondent. "It whs of old rose datln
cloth. The skirt fullness was caught In
at the wnlst In tucks In a cluster, thn
lower port of the skirt being a mass of
fine work, in lace crescents and Inser
tions and tucked medallions. The yoke
nnd sleeves were of lace, while the little
bolero was much trimmed with lara
nppllriue and tucking, not to mention
tiny ball fringe which suggested cur*
On the pale old rose velvet hat was ft
shaded rose plume, which was anchored
under an American Uoauty In a deep
The Ostrich Plume
More nnd more convincing Is the
vogue of the ostrich plume. It Is used
In every way. The willow plumes aro
father the 'lust cry," even though not
exactly new. This particular arrange
ment of thfl ostrich plume Is most
ntlcenble, The best duality of feather
In required and the plumage must bo
long nnd soft, ns well as full. It Is not
curled to spenk of, being left to sway
in weeping willow fashion— hence its
name, willow plume.
The Chinese Baby
Almost the first - gnme the Ilttlo
Chinese boy or girl plays is "This
Little l'lg Went to Market.' The action
of the gume with the Chinese mothers
Is just tho Mine as with American ones
Taking hold of tho toes one by one, tha
This little cow entfl grnns,
This Ilttlo cow eats hay,
This little cow drinks water,
This Ilttlo cow runs awny.
This little cow does nothing
lixnept lie down all day.
We'll whip hur, we'll whip her, we'll whip
A nut salad Is appropriate for this
r.euson. Pecans, almonds and English
wnlnuts am tho best for this purposo.
Blnnch the nuts und chop them line.
Add an equal amount of crisp celery
cut In smtill pieces and <i tart apple,
also chopped fine. Select nice white
lettuce leaves and make a nest of them
for each plate, in which pluce a heap
ing tablespoonful of the snlad, topped
by a dash of mayonnaise dressing.
How They Originated
"Adam," said Mother Eve, "I wish
you would put n. few cutworms on my
favorite fig tree."
"What, and have all the nice leaves
bored full of holes" ! ,-.','; .s-V
"Certainly, I wish to make an open
Narrow Scarf Wraps
From a description of late novelties
in tho way of scurfs the following Is
taken: A narow scarf of pale blun
Indian cashmere la embroidered In
bilver nnd edged flatly with Alencou
laco. One of thin rose surah haa the
tone softened with a covering of white
crepe de chine, upon the ends of which,
above chiffon pleatings, are embroi
dered several vast pink roses.
A long scarf of any dainty tinted silk
can also be made ideal with gold or
Bilver embroideries, which bowllder-
Ingly trim the Imported ones.
One so treated was of chiffon In a
pale smoky gray, with the lovely tinsel
trimmings showing a slightly tarnished
As to Needlecraft
Needlecraft, In the old meaning of tho
word, is almost a lost art. In spite of
much good work done by the various
arts and crafts societies, embroidery, as
a whole, is flat and inane. Work along
this line has not kept pace with other
arts. The crocheted tidy and the em
broidered "throw" BtlU haunt the sum
mer piazza. "Crewel work," it is true,
has passed into oblivion, but "Kensing
ton" embroidery, colorless and vapid, is
still a feature of household art. i
Pears' Soap fur-
nishes all the skin
needs, except water.
Just how it
and freshens the
takes longer to ex-
pound than to expe-
rience. Use a cake.
Sold in every quarter of the globe.
THE PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN
pK2SH3i|IUi manage their own
ifSftk i nnancial affairs Is
Gf oa I vastly increased. So
1V t much co that we
JiV have found it expedl-
|lWMfr™tf>l) ent to place a highly
trained officer in charge of our
Woman's Department. The man-
ager of tho Woman's Department,
herself a woman, in accessible at
nil timea for tho transaction of
business. The practical detuila of
bunking are quickly and easily
Wo solicit the accounts Of
women und pluce our equipment
at their disposal.
i£». MERCHANTS TRUST
flffijs| Capital :: : : $350,000.00
209 SO. BROADWAY
I Bond Department if
This department offers for E
sale In largo and small H
amounts choice high-grade B
bonds. When you buy bonds p
be sure you get the beat. pi
Merchants Trust Co. I
209 So. Broadway M
Capital 9350,000 pj