OLDER BOYS IN
ATHLETIC SPORTS AMUSE THE
Huntlngton Adds to His Pasadena
Holdings— Plans for Federated
Club's Meeting— Other
81 North Raymond Avenue.
Telephone, Main 1704.
PASADIONA, Dpo. 2.— The second
day's session of thn Y. M. C. A. older
boys' conference wns Intensely practi
cal and helpful. Tho following pcr
ma.nont officers wero first duly In
stalled: President, Harold Ilyeraon of
Pasadena; first vlco president, Marcus
Lee of Los Angelcn; sr.cond vice presi
dent, Hugh Weldon "f Santa Barbara;
secretary, Claude Cofflnff of Riverside;
assistant secretary, Karl Flanders of
Pasadena. In the forenoon the ques
tion .of grouping In association work
was considered, two Well prepared
papers being read and discussed. In
the afternoon tho opportunity and ob
ligation of tho boys' department to the
boys of tho community was discussed
under threo heads — tho boy In school,
the boy who earns his living and the
boy on the street. Tonight H. E. Sharp
of Lob Angeles gave a very entertain
ing address upon certain phases of as
sociation life, particularly the boys'
camps which are how so popular. The
athletic feature has not been neglected
by the convention. ■ In tho first place a
series of field and gymnastic contests
wero hold between the formal sessions.
Los Angeles won first place here with
1699 points, Pasadena second with 1620
points and Riverside third with 1377
points. Tho silver medal for best all
around work was awarded to Roy Hol
man of Riverside, and Herbert Shutt
of Pasadena was announced as the best
in ■ indoor work. Late this afternoon
two exciting games of basketball were
played on tho association courts. In
the' first Long Beach defeated Los An
geles by the score of 20 to 19. Follow
ing this game immediately was as close
a contest between Riverside and Pasa
dena teams, Riverside carrying oft the
honors by the score of 16 to 18. In this
game Copping of Riverside and Collier
of Pasadena were the star players. The
close scores Indicate how evenly
matched the opposing teams were and
tell in a degree how' much enthusiasm
was evoked by 'each. ", **, • '
Conference Closes Today
Tomorrow will be the closing day of
the conference. At 10:30 a. m. Roy
Campbell of; San Diego will lead the
delegates in a quiet hour service. At
3 p. in. there will be a meeting at the
association auditorium to be addressed
by a college man, and at 7:30 p. m. a
farewell mass meeting will be given in
the First M. B. church.
Another Huntlngton Purchase
H: E. 1 Huntlngton and A. IClngsley
Macomber and the syndicate' which
they are supposed to represent closed
another important deal today by which
they acquired the Solomon- Richardson
ranch of fifty-five acres adjoining the
Oak Knoll tract on the south. The
consideration Is • stated to" have been
$100,000. The property lies between the
Maybury ranch, already tne property
or Mr. Huntlngton, and the Los Robles'
ranch. The several purchases already
announced and the reported $100,000 Im
provements upon the oak Knoll tract
alone wlllrun the value of the Hunt
ington' holdings up to nearly half a
million dollars. It la rumored that
more purchases are to follow quickly
and real estate men say that the Pa
cific- Electric magnate is likely before
he rests to obtain property interests
in ' and around Pasadena aggregating
twice . this • amount; Two magnificeni
boulevards will be ■ constructed across
the Oak Knoll and adjoining .tracts at
once and at least two fine residences
are- already projected for the tract,
the builders of which are not yet known
to the public. . . . ■.-• - . . .'::• . . . : , v; ;
Much of the, time of the Shakes
peare flub meeting this afternoon was
taken up with announcements for the
meeting of the district federation which
will be held. here n^xt week, opening
with the reception on Monday evening.
Delegates appointed to the convention
were Mrs. W. D. Turner, Mrs. Helen
Elliott -Handlnl.. Mrs. Frank Welles
Parker, Mrs. George Carder; alternates,
Mrs. Laura Prentice' Stevens, Mrs. O.
W. Bullock. Mrs. Susan Holmes and
Mrs. John C3oodrldge. .'••: ;■■.':
For the reception on Monday evening
over a thousand Invitations have been
issued by the Shakespeare club, whose
members will thus. formally open their
club house. Each one of the fifty-two
federated clubs in the district has been
invited to send at least. one represen
tative. The convention proper opens on
Tuesday morning, Mrs. C'owles in the
chair, and following the opening ex
ercises she will deliver an address.
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. O. Shepherd
Hnrnum will speak upon "Food Adul
terations," followed by an illustrated
talk on "The Chemistry of Food and
Kood Values" by Mrs. English of the
Los Angeles state normal school. Hec
tor Alllott will speak on "True Art,"
Mrs. Samuel P, Hunt leading in the
Discuss California Laws
Tuesday afternoon, between the
morning and afternoon sessions, the
delegates will be given a ride by the
Pasadena women. "Wednesday morn
ing . Mrs. ,M. A. Kenney of Los An
seles will tell of "California Laws Re
lating to Women," with Mrs., Jefferson
Gibbs in charge of the discussion.
Business is also scheduled for that
morning. Mrs. J. H. Woodworth of the
local club will speak Wednesday after
noon on '.'How Shall the State Care
for . Its Delinquent and . Dependent
Children?" and Mrs. W. H. Housh will
present a paper upon . "How to Know
Oood Pictures." Mrs. Florence Collins
Porter und Mrs. W. S. Bartlett will
leud in the discussions. Miss Palmer
of Los - Angeles is to epeak of . the
"Flora of the Arroyo Beco." The pro
gram committee has arranged for ex
cellent music for every session.
At this afternoon's meeting, . the
only paper, since the afternoon was
the regular monthly business session,
was by Miss Grace Hortense Tower,
who gave a very interesting Interview
with Bronson Howard, the play writer.
tin. Edwards, formerly the president
of the Chicago club, and a prominent
club woman of the central west since
1876, was the guest of honor, and gave
an entertaining tulk of the work of
woman's i-lubs. ttt-jKOI
Pasadena Gets Contract
An Important meeting of the board
of trade officers, the' merchants' asso
ciation officers and the several light
ing committees wus held today,' result
ing in the selection of a striking de
sign for the proposed boulevard light
ing -posts,' the letting of the contraot
for 'the immediate) construction of the
lams and the making, of, arrangements
for mining the funds needM to r>»y
for th« n#*de<l electric lights. The
design comes from a PaMdena archi
tect, C. W. Buchanan, nnd Is much
more ornate than the Rrondway post*
In Loa Angles, and with nearly double
the number of lights on each post,
A Pasadena firm, the Panadena foun
dry, received the contract for casting
the posts and agrees to have quite a
number of them up In time for the
tournament senson and at least one
hundred In plaoe by Jan. 15. Com
mittees were appointed to canvass the
proposed lighting district ' for money
to pay the $7000 estimated necessary
for the electric light*. It Is
understood that the city will pay about
$1000 of this amount and the prop*
erty owners will be called upon to pay
Elks' Memorial Day
Pasadena lodge of Elks will hold Iti
annual memorial service tomorrow aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock at the Lowe opern
house. A very Interesting program has
been prepared. Special vocal and In
fitrumental music Is announced. C. J.
Crandall will read "Thanatopsln,"
Klmer I. Moody will deliver the accus
tomed eulogy and Rev. Baker P. Leo
will provide the address. The public Is
Tomorrow the second Sunday band
concert will be given at the same place
as last Sunday, In the vacant lot op
posite the Library park. A fine pro
gram of music has been arranged by
Director James J. Sheldon. The con
cert will continue from 2 to 4 p. m. On
Monday petition* will be placed In each
of the banks and an active canvass of
the voters and property owners of the
city to determine how many favor and
how many oppose the continuance of
tlieso concerts. -.-.;. ••
Postmaster J. W. Wood has a letter
from a camp in Washington Inquiring
for Information of relatives of the late
11. C. Jordan.
It la reported that Bhould the resi
dents, of East Pasadena ask to be an
nexed to Pasadena the new owners of
Oak Knoll will make the aamo request
' Frank W. Claim, ftged 46 years, died
In this city last night, leaving a wife
and three children. Funeral services
will be held Sunday afternoon.
Major Fred Burnharn has Just re
turned from a business trip to Mexico.
The trip was for the purpose of In
vestigating certain .mining properties
for English Investors. - .
WILL CHARGE ADMISSION
Long Boach Authorities Agree on a
Compromise Measure — Dances
In Sun Pavilion
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 2.— Tomorrow
afternoon and evening an admission of
ten cents will be charged for the Dona
telll concerts In the auditorium. In the
future all dances will be held at the
sun pavilion. This Is the proposition
put forward by, Gattone, manager for
the band and Indorsed by the local
board of trade. Once before since the
convention hall was thrown open an
attempt has been made to charge ad
mission for the concerts, but such a
storm of protest was raised that the
idea was given up. Later a weekly
dance was suggested, but this proposi
tion was also squelched and now a re
turn will be made to the charge con
certs. Trustees Oakford and Losee both
favor permitting the weekly dance, but
will abide by the decision of the people.
Today a- contract for the heating and
ventilating plant for the new hospital
has been let to Cass-Damerel Hardware
company of Los Angeles. Work on the
building is progressing rapidly.
SHIP FRUIT TO NEW ZEALAND
Ontario Packers Send a Carload of
Oranges to the An.
Special to The Herald.
ONTARIO, Dec. 2,— The Malone
Fruit company of this place shipped a
carload of oranges to New Zealand, via
San Francisco, this week.
A- large gathering of the lowa colony
met at the home of George Hall on
Thanksgiving day and enjoyed the day
together. The families of George, John
and Stephen Hall, together with the
families of Elmer Tyler and B. F.
Jones, were present.
Mr. Wynn, who expects soon to in
stall a new telephone . system between
several of tho Interior towns and with
Los Angeles, will begin work as soon
as the material arrives. : " -
Among those who have arrived from
the east to pass the winter are Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Byrd .and family, Mrs.
Sarah Byrd and Mr. Herron of Hardln,
Illinois, and Mrs. Sarah Ball of Ham
The directors of the First National
bank met today and increased the capi
tal stock from $30,000 to $40,000.
Sawtelle Postofflco Is Moved
Special to Tho Herald.
SAWTELLE, Dec. 2.— The postofflce
fixtures and furnishings were removed
today into the new quarters on Oregon
avenue. The new postofflce is built in
the mission style of white cement.
Walter Metcalf, who is postmaster, Is
assisted by Miss Daisy Calhoun. The
old building, which for four years has
been used as a postofflce, will be re
moved by the officials of the Sawtelle
bank, on whose property It stands, and
a new brick building erected then?,
thus completing the bank block, which
fronts on Fourth street and Oregon
Mrs. Sugrue, an extensive property
owner of Santa Monica, has removed
Trouble on Vessel
SAN PEDRO, Dec. 2.— There was a
small-sized mutiny on board the
Oceania Vanoe, a schooner lying In the
harbor here, this morning when one of
the sailors, Chas. Horling, threatened
to do dreadful things to the captain,
Including killing among them.
The skipper later bad the man ar
rested. He was taken before the local
court, where he pleaded not guilty and
his case will come up later.
SPANKS BY ELECTRICITY
New.Fangled Correctional Machine
■;;.-' Is Not Popular With < ' .
PEORIA, 111., Dec. 2.— An electrical
ptrtldllng machine, invented by Prof.
Dennis, Is now In operation in the pub
lic school In East Penna, a suburb.
The mode of operation . is to place the
recalcitrant pupil over a chair near the
spanking machine, press v button and
the (low of electricity starts a merles of
paddles in operation which play upon
the anatomy of the Bpunkee,
Residents of the village have pro
tested and declare they will take their
children from school If the use of the
machine la not stopped.
A Real Philosopher
Tho photographer was delighted.
"Seldom," lie aaid, "have I had so
good a sitter. The expression la ex
actly right, the command of the facial
muscles perfect. You are, perhaps, an
"No." an automobillst?"
"Vet.". -. ■
"Aim, ' that explains It. You Imvu
learned to kiilmuU to urrt'st end v largo
lino uvury time you go out, and utill to
return home looking us if you hud en
' —Philadelphia Bulletin.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1905.
SEEKS A BRIDE;
SENT TO PRISON
NEEDLES YOUTH GETS INTO
Stepfather of Prospective Bride Causes
Arrest and the Young Man Gets a
Hundred Days' Jail Sentence
at San Bernardino
Bpecla.l to The Herald.
SAN BERNARDINO, Dec. 2.— One
hundred days In the county Jail instead
of a trip to the marrlaga altar Is the
lot which has fallen to William Luen-
Ing, a Needles Btore clerk.
In the same store where Luenlng
worked was a man named Flood who
had a pretty stepdaughter, 17 years of
age. An. attachment sprang up between
the two young people, they became en
gaged and had gained the consent of
the mother to the marrlnge. It was
then that the stepfather, Flood, toppled
over the young people's plans. Luenlng,
fearing violence at the hands of the
Irate stepfather, secured a gun and
commenced carrying it, whereupon
Flood had Luenlng arrested and he was
sentenced to 100 days on the rock pile.
Had not Flood Interfered the young
people would have been married -in a
couplo more days.
Luening expects to be able to pay
the fine In a few days,- as he has
wealthy relatives In tho' east In' La-
Crosse, Wis., and Cleveland, 0., an
uncle being G. F. ("hind, a. wealthy
brewer of the latter city.
Fire Destroys Office
Fire this morning gutted the of flee of
the Evening Free Press, completely in
capacitating the plant and causing a
loss of about $2,000. The fire was caused
by the explosion of an oil heating stove
which was sitting about five feet from
the desk of Managing Editor Warner,
who w.ih badly burned about the legs
and back of the head. The Insurance
on the plant had run out but a few
days ago. The plant will be in running
order again by the fore part of the
week. Fire also got into the furniture
store ■of Ward & Hancock, adjoining,
causing additional loss of $1000 or more.
A strange phase has developed In the
handling of the estate of Dr. J. Stanley
Dolan, one of the . physicians who fig
ured so prominently. In the Southern
California State hospital scandal at
Patton two years ago and who died un
der such mysterious circumstances at
Riverside soon afterward. The property
amounts to something more than $30,000
and the only heir is J. Stanley Dolan, jr.,
who will not attain his majority for
twelve years. The will provides that
the estate shall not be distributed until
the heir reaches his majority. The law
provides that the executor cannot In
vest an estate which In the face of the
terms of the will will compel the estate
to lie idle for the twelve years until
the boyTjecomes of age. The executor
today filed a petition before Judge Bled
soe asking that trustees ' be appointed
and the estate distributed by being
turned over to them for Investment.
The court took the question under ad
visement. The point at issue has ex
cited much Interest among attorneys.
Gets .Divorce From Wife
After forty years of wedded life W.
F. J. Maxwell, a machinist in the em
ploy of the Santa Fe at Needles, was
today granted an Interlocutory decree
of divorce from his wife, Amanda Maxr
well, on the ground of desertion. The
wife resides In Los Angeles. The family
during most of their life have reßlded
in Kansas, where they reared a large
family, coming west but a little more
than a year ago. The wife did not like
life at Needles, so went to Los Angeles
to reside, and the husband was unable
to get her to return.'. .1- .'."'
W. M. Johnson, a patient at the
Southern California State hospital, was
found dead this morning by the attend
ants, and an Inquest was held by Coro
ner Pittman. Death was found to be
from natural causes. The deceased was
committed from Anaheim, where he was
for many years a prominent citizen.
Not a single restaurant in San Ber
nardino now holds a liquor license. But
a short time ago there were three such
licenses, but the recent enactment of
the rigid ordinance governing restau
rant liquor licenses has compelled the
restaurants to quit selling liquor. The
ordinance compelled the removing of
stalls from restaurants holding a liquor
license and this was found to cut off
a large amount of business. The stalls
have been replaced and the licenses
Notes of Interest
Rev. James H. Speer of Denver has
accepted ■ the call ■to the pastorate of
the First Presbyterian church In this
city, the call having been extended to
him last Sunday by the congregation.
It is expected he will arrive here to take
up the work of the pastorate about
The jury in the case of Arthur
Chandler, one of the men charged with
breaking jail, has returned a verdict of
guilty after having been out for sev
eral hours. The balance have now
pleaded guilty and all will receive their
Mr. and Mrs. William Shutter of Col
ton have effected a separation of their
worldly effects and agreed to live apart,
and neither will ask for attorney's fees
or any of the property in case either
files a suit for divorce. The couple are
prominent in Colton life and their
separation has caused a small-sized
sensation. No cause is known for the
separation, but it is understood that
serious disagreements have come be
tween the couple.
COCK CROWS CHURCH AWAY
Congregation Flees In Dismal Before
the Strident Note of a Chantl.
Bpecial to The Herald.
FINDLAY, 0., Dec. 2.— Flndlay had
a rooster which Is credited with having
performed the unusual feat of moving
For three months the' services at the
West Park Evangelical church were
regularly Interrupted by the crowing
of the rooster, which is owned by a
woman whose home adjoins the lot
on which tli« church formerly moo-].
It Is Bald that every time Mr. Conklln,
the pastor, began to preach or pray in
the church the strident note of the
cock broke in. Its owner was told of
the trouble, but she declared the
rooster was a vet and declined to dis
pose of it.
In desperation the congregation
finally decided to move. A new site
was purchased and the church, being
a frame structure, was removed to the
new location, - which Is out of hearing
of tho rooster's crow.
Two tramps prevented a Santa Ye
train wreck and got 117.50. Then they
asked for a pass to 'Frisco and got It.
They knew, the tramps' paradise and
wanted to get there quick.
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SUITE 418 MASON BLDG., FOURTH AND BROADWAY
GUS W. MADDUX, Manager
WOULD COMPEL CONTRACTORS
TO KEEP PAVEMENTS IN EEPAIR
A guarantee from the contractors to
keep j their street work in repair for
ten years Is the solution for better pav
ing that Street Superintendent Hanley
will suggest to the city council.
The street superintendent believes
that the street work that is being done
now is not up to the standard and while
the contractors live within the' bounds
of the specifications they do not go out
COLISEUM TO CROSS SEA
Great Exposition Building Will Be
Brought From Paris to
Special to Tho Herald.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.— By a recent
decree of the French government, tho
famous Oalerle dcs Machines, on the
site of the exposition unlversale'of
1878, is to be razed or removed. This
fact. has suggested to J. A. Bailey tho
gigantic project of purchasing the en
tire steel material and erecting In this
city a colossal building of a like char
acted, which will be suited for every
kind of a great bliow. The site has
already been selected in the vicinity
of One Hunlred and Sixtieth street,
on the proposed extension of the sub
way, and the cost of the undertaking
Is estimated at about $5,000,000.
Among thf chief purposes of tho new
building will be horse racing, the size
ot the building easily permitting o£ a
quarter mile track, where races can
be run both night and day. The Bar
num & Bailey show will use the build- ;
ing every spring for circus and spec- 1
tacular shows, followed by agricultural
exhibitions, catde and horse shows,,
college football matches end other ath
letic contests. ■
AWAITS DEATH PRAYING
Girl Leaps Before Cars and Dies Rals. j
Ing Her Hands to
Special to The Herald.
NEW YORK. Dec. 2.— Mary G. Mc-
Carthy knelt and prayed on the tracks
of an elevated railroad today while the
train in front of which she had leaped
to end her life bore down upon her too
close to be stopped by its crew,
The girl Jumped from the platform of
a station at Blxty-Blxth street and Co
lumbus avenue. After passing the
ticket taker she attracted attention by
several Irresolute little runs toward the
edge of the platform, as if hesitating
Finally when a train was half a block j
away she threw herself on the track.
Although she fell prostrate, Miss Me- ,
Carthy hurriedly rose to her knees, and i
before the first car struck her had I
clasped her hands In prayer. She was
OFFICERS TRAP AUTOIST
Joseph Maler in his "buzz
wagon" was the first victim of
Detectives Mojonnier and Huieh
told last evening on their new
motor cycles. According to the
two officers, they Bpied Maler and
believed him to be running too
fast. The two officers ran besklo
Maler on their gasoline bicycle*,
und, after watching their speed
ometers, became convinced - of
their theory. Maler waa arrested. ;
of their way. to make their work any
better than they absolutely have to.
"Make them guarantee to keep their
work in repair for ten years and I be
lieve wo would have pretty respectable
pavements," said Mr. Hanley. "They
insist on such conditions in other cities
the. size of Los Aiißelea and I. do not
see why we cannot do so. I'm going to
try to have this made a feature of fut
ure contracts." :,
NO FOOD FOR TEN DAYS
A Young Athlete Tries Living With.
. out Eating and Benefit
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.— Frank Con
nor, a young athlete, last night
ended a ten days' fast from all food,
the beginning of a course upon which
he had entered to build up his health.
In the ten days Connor drank a
great deal of water, continuing, mean
time, to Indulge In strenuous physi
cal exercises, such as the handling
of a sixty-pound dumb-bell night and
morning and running to and fro from
his work each day. Connor weighed
145 pounds ten days ago, shrinking
two pounds a day in the period of
"Very few persons have perfect
health," said Connor last night. "I
Intend to have it. I began by purify
ing my system, and hereafter I shall
fast one day In each week. At the
same time I shall keep up systematic
exercise, such as running, working the
dumb-bells, and other movements pre
scribed by physical culturlsts."
Connor's determination to fast for
ten days became known among his as
sociates as soon as he had made his
resolution, and every sort of tempta
tion was put In his way to make him
give In, but he never faltered. The
young man intends to enter upon a
longer fast, perhaps of fifty days dura
tion, later In the winter.
His mother believes In fasting as a
cure for some diseases, and she says
he had a great-aunt who fasted for a
period of forty days several times dur
ing her life.
Connor swallowed the Juice of three
oranges last night, and today he will
begin to drink milk, followed by sol
ids later in the week.
"It is no feat to fast for ten days,"
he said. "I felt no inconvenience from
it except' at meal times, when I ac
tually got hungry. When the dinner
hour passed I waß all right again. I
satisfied my hunger by drinking wa
ter. The third day I came near giving
up, but overcame my desire to eat by
going to sleep. Then it was all right."
SHE PEEPS THROUGH HOLE
Curious Woman Sees Prisoners Try-
Ing to Break Jail and Gives.
Special to The Herald.
MARION, 0., Dec. 2.— Mrs. 8. H.
Urlttou visited the county jail today,
and It was through her curiosity that
she discovered a plot for a wholesale
jail delivery. She peeped through . a
hole and saw Ernest Smith and Harry
Green, convicted train robbers, boring
through the wall of the' prison.
Smith and Green had cowed the
other prisoners with threats of death,
and were Industriously boring away
when the woman saw them and noti
fied the guard. The men had their
pockets filled with powder, but were
overpowered before they could use it.
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HE ENCOURAGES BABIES
An Illinois Man Whom President
Roosevelt Was Glad to
Special to Tho Herald.
ALTON, 111., Dec. 2.— Edmond Beall, '
mayor of Alton, owner of the Stork's
Nest and opponent of race suicide, has
returned from Washington, where one
day last week he was received by Presi
dent Roosevelt. The moment he was
introduced the president took his hand
In a firm grip and said: '.^r^SS
"I certainly am glad to meet you and
shake your hand. You're a man after
my own heart, I've heard and read of
you and of your efforts to obliterate a ■
great evil. I've also read of your Stork's
Nest. How did you ever happen to i
mink of it?" :■ ... i
"The more babies, the more votes,
Then .they both laughed. ,
"You have done much in a very good
cause," continued the president. "One
of the real drawbacks to large families
is the refusal of landlords to rent prop
erty to persons with children. In re
serving your buildings (The Stork's
Nest) for families with children you
have taken a step which many would
ao v ill to follow."
"Every time there is a birth In a !
family renting from me, I present the
baby with a baby carriage and the I
parents with three months! rent," said '
The president grasped the visitor's
"You certainly are a great man,
Mayor Beall," he said, "and the coun
try should be proud of you. But, really,
how did you happen to think of such a
"Well, Mr. President. It used to be
that I rented to anybody who paid the
rent. I asked no questions about the
size of the family. Then I was told
one day thaat only seven births had
been reported in Alton in 1901. I got
to thinking, and I knew that would
In Alton In the last ten months there
have been 748 births. In 1904 there were
only 404. In 1903 there were 229, and in
1902 there were 233. While in 1901 only
seven were reported, there is a belief
that some figures are lacking for that
MUSTACHES FOR CADETS
Young Women Approve the Order
Issued at a Military College
Special to Tho Herald,
KINGSTON. Ont, Dec. 2.— A1l the
cadets of . the Royal military college
have been ordered to grow mustaches
and wear them. No reason is given,
but it Is hinted It is desired to give an
older and perhaps .more martial ap
pearance, to the future generalissimos.
Some of the younger cadets strongly
disapprove of the order. Not bo the
charming young women of Kingston,
of whom one said today: "Of course
we approve. We have never set our
faces against mustaches."
$1 COFFIN AND NO SERMON
WASHINGTON, Pa.. Dec. 2.— The
will of the late John F. McClelland of
North Franklin township, probated re
cently, contains tho following direc
"I direct that my body be Interred in
the hill orchard on the farm I own in
a rough, unplaned ' box that will cost
about a dollar, and use thu clothing I
have In the house, and have no funeral
or preaching In the house. Employ
two nun to haul my body up to thu
orchard and inter It at the corner tree
of the Lewis Hnyder farm and mine
and place no mark on the grave."
McClelland was v wealthy farmer. -
$15.00 Per Acre
Choice, Level Land
Half a mile from town, school and
depot Flowing wells can be devel-
oped on this land.
■ -. No pumping required.- -
Forty aero tracts, J15.00 per acre.
In Los Angeles County. ■•'• . ..
78 miles from Los Angeles.' .':
Good Wheat Land
801 l easy to cultivate.
No alkali and no adobe.
$7.60 per acre.
Improved Ranches ;
$26.00 per aero and up. '■ .' '
Located In tho Antelope Valley at an
altitude of 2500 . feet. The healthiest
spot in Southern California, where
they have little frost and snow. v "
Tho Owens Klver will flow through
this district, . • , •-. •
BUY NOW ON THE GROUND.
FLOOR. ■ , v
Excursion Wednesday Night
MINES fc FARISH
315 Houtli Hill street.
IS SPRY AT 134 YEARS
Mary McDonald Celebrates Her Birth.
day by Smoking a Corncob
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 2.— "Thank
the Lord, I'm still feeling pretty Bpry,"
replied "Mother" Mary McDonald, . at
the home for aged and Infirm col
ored persons, Belmont and Glrard ave
nues, yesterday, on the occasion of
her 131 th birthday. The aged negress
had just laid aside her corncob pipe,
which she has smoked since her girl
hood, never having found the use of
tobacco inimical to longevity. She has
her smoke after every meal, t
"Mother" McDonald, a great favor
ite in the home, has been an. lnmate
since 1887. She was born in Frogtown,
near Valley Forge, November 13, 1771,
and when a child went ■to live as a
servant with the family of Ruse How
ell. She remembers Incidents of the
memorable winter the American army
spent at Valley Forge, and said: "The
guns were always going off and
frkeered us at night."
Her four grandsons, ranging in age
from 60 to 70 years, come to ccc her
regularly, and until his death, a month
and a half ago, her son-in-law,- who
was past 90, came whenever he could.
IN PRISON HE ONCE RULED
QALVESTON, Deo. I.— A. S. Busby,
for four years assistant financial agent
of Texan In charge of the penitentiary
ut Husk, wan convicted by v jury to
day of embezzling I 7&00 of the funds of
the state aud sentenced to serve three,
years In the prison' which he formerly
managed; < The trial was bitterly con
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