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Population of Los Angeles 201,249
Good morning; how's your indiges
"With three days auto racing here,
it'll be "more work for the undertak
er" pretty soon.
New Year's resolutions and appli
cations for seats on the water wagon
nre next in demand.
The Smelting company will begin its
work on the outfall sewer today. More
plugs and fumigators are in demand.
After all the other man-kllllng events
of the holidays, yesterday's football
game was almost an unmarked
Exports to China have doubled in
the last ten months. We might get
up another boycott or so, and treble
Chicago's "ideal" theater, now pro
jected, will probably be of the slow
burning sort. Any other "ideal" would
not appeal very strongly In Chicago.
, A movement to take Superintendent
J. A. Foshay from the head of the Los
Angeles schools has been started. Mr.
Foshay is needed where he Is and can
ill be spared.
Concrete for big buildings is new In
Los Angeles, but Is one of earth's oldpst,
strongest and best known construction
materials. Rapidity, permanency, fire
proof quality and cheapness combine to
The Long Beach Tribune is advising
people in that beach town against the
system of robbing tourists which some
individuals practice there. The warn
ing is timely; high prices hurt more
than any good they may do.
According to custom, thirty-two
drunks were released from custody
yesterday In honor of Christmas. It
would be Interesting to know how
many Immediately "tanked up" again
in celebration of their release.
The Rev. S. A. Northrop of Kansas
City has accepted the call to the First
Baptist church here, and will come
rarly in February. Now let the devil
seek his hole, for the good doctor is
a lighter of nation-wide repute!
Los Angeles was always given to
celebrating Christmas, but never in
quite so frightful a fa-'-ion as this
year. Fire, calamity and robbery all
in one day, about set the limit, and the
season will long be remembered.
The police are prolific of news of and
information about that gang of expert
"yeggs" working here, but are piti
fully shy on arrests. Wouldn't it be a
good Idea for the officers to put the
"yeggs" out of buslnss by putting
them In jail?
The California Fruit Growers' ex
change, having sold 700 more boxes of
citrus fruits this year than it handled
last year, at 25 cents more a box, is about
to distribute $1,300,000 to the growers
jsssoclated with it. There is a Christmas
gift worth while.
Mexico, emulating northern Cali
fornia, is jealous of this region's tre
mendous tourist trade and is trying to
attract it away. The only way to
alienate Los Angeles' great throng of
visitors is to offer Buperior attractions,
and to any other section that is impos
What with the Bpectacular fire, the
street car smashup and the trolley
holdup, the "horror" writer on the
newspaper had a hard time keeping
up his store of adjectives Sunday
night. Judging from yesterday's papers,
Home of. the adjectives worked over
time—and then some.
A Philadelphia socialist who broke
out In a tirade of abuse against Presi
dent Roosevelt in a Phlldelphla meet-
Ing, was suppressed by a policeman.
Outside the question of who woke up
the policeman, one is tempted to ask
when Philadelphia became bo good
after Durham, et al., have been so lib
eral with their subventions of law?
X Mayor McClellan of New York will
be given his certificate of re-election
today. The loudmouthed yuwp of the
yellow Hearst seems to have been all
hot air, as Willie has retreated from
the; scene of the fray and Is In se
clusion at Santa 'lurbara. He has
even ignored the duties put' upon him
by one New York district when he was
elected to congress.
A GREAT NLWSPAPER
The Herald of yesterday sufficiently
demonstrated its superiority as a local
newspaper, and Its presses were kept
running far Into Christmas day to
meet the demand for copies of the
In the flmt place Its accounts of the
burning of the Broadway Van Nuyg
hotel and the losses to proprietors! and
guests were graphic and complete.
In the next place no other newspa
per contained such a full nnd nccuratn
report of the terrible street car acci
dent at Second and Spring streets. The
name and address of every person in
jured in that affnlr was ascertained
and stated, together with all the Inci
In the third place, no other newspa
per had such a thorough round up of
exciting news, gathered from nil points
of Los Angeles.
The Herald long since established
its reputation for truthfulness and ac
curacy in the reporting of news. It Is
not given to sensation. It does not lose
its head In times of public excitement.
It does not exaggerate facts, but on the
contrary, endeavors to give to its
readers the truth, unencumbered by
personal bios or prejudice of any sort.
The Herald believes that its readers
are entitled to a fair account of all
news, and Its success In this direction
has helped to mnke It the home news
paper of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles had an exciting time on
Christmas eve, but the Herald was
fully prepared for the emergency and
met It so ably and fully that thousands
of extra copies of the paper were
printed and sold.
"LET THERE BE LIGHT"
A sort of small-bore opposition to
the new down town system of street
lighting Is brewing, under the direc
tion of a few knockers who seem to
think that the illumination is need
less and extravagant. Perhaps they
take their cue from the mayor, who
has always fought the system. Any
how, they are short-sighted in their
claims and are hurting the city In the
course they take.
Los Angeles Is a show city— one of
the great show cities of the' country.
True, It Is not a manufacturing cen
tre of tremendous Importance, but at
the same time It has a great transient
population. Attracted by its climatic
and characteristic charms, these peo
ple cotr.e here from everywhere, with
money to spend and leisure to enjoy.
They want the best and are willing to
pay for it.
To care for this very large class,
one of the greatest factors in its pros
perity. Los Angeles must live up to its
reputation as a bright, showy, beauti
ful city. Parks, boulevards, handsome
homes, magnificent lawns — all these
are a part of the city's civic cnpital
and are an investment that pays big
dividends. In these, the city excels, and
everyone speaks in praise of them.
Up to a year ago, however, the Los
Angeles streets, especially In the busi
ness district, were miserably dark and
gloomy. The Broadway lighting plan
was carried out, and the first flash of
the lights justified its being. Spring
street followed, and Main and Hill are
eager to be next.
The opposition is based on the fact
that the city pays for the current used.
So it should. The property owners fur
nished the posts, when the city ought
to do so, and it is right that the muni
cipality should do the rest. The Illum
inations are for all Los Angeles; they
brighten the city's front door, its show
region, the part all strangers see. The
generosity of the property owners is
sufficiently, taxed to put up the. poles;
it is the city's duty to do the rest,
and small on the part of the people
at large to oppose an Improvement
from which everyone benefits.
After his second fine for exceeding the
speed limit, H. E. Humlngton's chauf
feur found himself looking for a jbt>.
His employer had duly warned him, be
fore, but the chauffeur defied his boss
as he did the law, and both took co«
nlzanco of It. If a few more employers
were to follow Mr. Huntington's excel
lsnt example, speeding here would re
ceive a much needed jolt.
Governor Wright Noncommittal
By AFUnclntmJ p.-.,. s .
MEMPHIS. Term., Dec. 25.— Luke E.
Wright, governor general of the Phil
ippines, arrived today to spend the
holidays at his home here. Governor
Wright is quite optimistic as to the fu
ture of the Islands. As to his plans
he is reticent. Regarding the reports
that he would resign his office and re
turn to Memphis he said nothing fur
ther than that he had heard rumors
tut was unaware of tho source frora
which they came.
Kind Lady— Don't you ever get tired of
Tramp -lady. I (It go tired doln'
uulUlu' d*t I cau't do uoUilu' «U«
LO3 ANGELES HERALD i TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 26, iqo/;.
IN GREAT DEMAND
THOUSANDS OF EXTRA COPIES
Only Complete Report of Thote
Injured In Triple Street Car
Accident Secured by
"With Us customary enterprise and
jicouraey The Herald yesterday morn-
Ing gave the most complete accounts of
the terrible triple street car collision
at Second and Spring streets and the
fire that destroyed the Broadway Van
Nuys hotel and adjacent buildings,
In the accounts of the street car dl*
r.ster The Herald gave the complete
list of fifty-eight persons Injured,
while the other morning papers had but
partial lists, including about thirty
The efforts of The Herald to print
nil the news were appreciated by the
friends of the paper and a heavy de
mand made It necessary to print thou
sands of extfu copies. An unusually
large number of pnpers was run off
In the regular editions, but these were
eaperly snipped up, nnd It wns found
ntcessary to start the 'presses late In
the morning nnd run off 3,000 extra
papers In order to supply the demand.
By noon nearly rII of these were gone
and still the public cried for more.
"Hurry up those extra copies," was
a cry that kept the telephones In the
business an-J circulation departments
hot during the morning. Druggists
and dealers in daily papers In every
pnrt of the city were besieged by
throngs whose one cry wns for a copy
of The* Herald.
"All gone, but there are more on the
way," was a frequent nnswer to these
demands, and the delivery wagons of
The Herald, on their second round for
the morning were eagerly greeted.
The demand 'for the morning papers
was unique in several particulars.
Greater disasters have occurred and
more extra copies have been demanded,
but the fact that It was Monday morn-
Ing and Christmas morning at that,
made on unprecedented record. Mon
day morning is proverbially light for
BILL CLUBv POET'S ODE
Bill Fowler Tells the Other bills
About "Just Plain Bill," Their
Spocinl to The Henilcl.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., Dec.
24.— At the annual banquet of the BUI
club here tonight Bill Fowler, poet
laureate, known in public life as Judge
William Fowler, delivered the follow
ing ode to the other members of the
club, whose names all are Bill: .
There am all .sorts of lodges In these
There are all sorts of "Miners" — men of
secret grips and. signs —
There's lodges In the valley, and there's
lodges on the hill.
But none on earth that beats our own
— with members all named Bill.
You can't get In as Willie, you cannot
Join as Will.
And William ain't the password — you've
got to be Just — "Bill."
• Covers for sixty were laid. The pass
word was 'Hello, Bill." The bill of
fare was superb. Kill Wallace of Kan
sas city was the principal speaker.
Dr. Bill Woods, president of the Na
tional Bunk of Commerce, Kansas City,
and BUI Griffin also spoke. Two
original songs were sung by the Bill
The Bill club is the only organization
of Its kind In the world. Qualifications
for membership are to be a good fellow
named Kill. Its membership, reaching
to all parts of the country, Includes
prominent Bills of every walk In life
Senator Bill Warner of Kansas City
holds card No. 22, and his colleague
Senator Bill Stone, has No. 28.
TRIES TO SHIELD THE WOMAN
Youth, Imprisoned as Burglar, ; Puts
Her Honor Above Liberty and
Takes to Medicine
Speclnl to The Herald.
TACOMA, Dec. 24.— Rather than bring
the name of a young woman into the
case, Alexander Gardiner, formerly a
student of the state university, who
is serving a ten-year sentence in the
penitentiary on a burglary charge, pre
lers to remain in prison. He has ap
plied to Governor Mead for a pardon,
and has told a remarkable story, but
refuses -to give the name of the only
person In the world who can substan
He made an appointment, he says,
to meet the young woman at a certain
house, believing that the owner was
absent and would not return that day,
and she gave him the key. He
surprised in the house by the owner
and arrested as a burglar.
He pleaded guilty In court, hoping
to get a light sentence, and not be
forced to drag the young woman's name
into the case. He refuses to tell who
she is or what was her' relation to the
man in whose house he wus found.
FIGHT DEVILFISH FOR HOURS
Weird Yarn of Gulf Fishermen Who
Kill Monster After Being
Dragged Five Miles
Special to The Herald.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 24.— After a
three-hours struggle with a monster
devilfish In Chandelier sound, on the
Gulf coast yesterday, Emanuel O.
Kuru t and three other fishermen man
aged to kill one of the largest' fish of
this species which has ever been seen
In southern waters. ' The fish was one
of fifteen or twenty of the same kind.
P>ura t harpooned It, and It immediately
struck out for the open water of the
gulf. . . ;
The boat was dragged for about five
miles before the fish became tired, and
after a struggle which kept the men
busy working to keep their boat from
being overturned they were able to
draw the fish to the side of the boat
and kill it. The body of the fish Is
now on exhibition In the offices of
state oyster commission. •.:: .
SAW SHOW WITH BROKEN ARM
Suffers Agony for an Hour Rather
Than Mies Seeing the
Special to The Herald.
WILMINGTON. Del., • Dec. 25.—
Ruthur tlian miss the show, Fred I'iner,
colored, Hat an hour in the Lyceum
theater this afternoon nursing a broken
urin. He fell on the Bllppery tndewalk
before entering the theuter. The pain
liiiully became ho great that he usked
the inanuger if hu could come some
other time and only left upon the re
yutst Ueiuar. granted. I
Notes for Womei
To Keep Out Moths
Should ft clothes press, cupboard or
atorebox become Infested with motha,
It is a good plan to have It scrubbed
out with a strong decoction of tobac
co and then sprinkle it with spirits of
camphor. The tobacco should be of
the strongest kind, cut in pieces, with
a little hot water poured upon It. Thu
camphor may be prepared by simply
dissolving a few lumps In methylated
♦ • «
Exquisite bracelets nre shown in
open figures, an squares, diamonds or
ovals, forming a band nnd* having a
round pearl In the center of each fig
ure, which is mnnlpulated in diamond!).
Some fine gold flexible bracelets hto
net with diamond scrolls, and sap
phire and diamond clusters. Watch
bracelets have a tiny watch Ret on
fancy gold links.
In White Satin
The dainty evening gown of soft
white Matin Is mounted on pale pink
silk, which shimmers faintly through
the satin and produces nn irrldescent
effect like mother-of-pearl, changing
every time the wenrer moves, and th»
short empire bodice, formed of soft
folds of Dalghall crepe, hns a fine lat
tice pattern on It worked In pearls,
while the belt and the band at the
neck are ornamented with long pearls
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Shadows nffrlghtsd flown, nnd o'er the
Tho sweet, mysterious tremor of tho
Then, from 'lie east, where listened
The (lrnt faint whisper of the Lndy
When rising slowly from her twilight
Her face all tender with the flush of
Sho sighed with pity for a darkening
And docked her for hor radiant sac
One of the warmest looking of the
little suits Is of the heaviest of checked
frieze, made with straps of the same
stltcherl on, piped with black velvet. It
is worn with one of' the big, soft,
fluffy black beaver hats trimmed with
bows of striped ribbon. Navy blue zlb
eline elaborately stitched with red, the
stitching forming the entire trimming
scheme of the front, may be used In
the fourth sketch, the skirt being fin
ished underneath with wide belt and
shoulder straps of cloth, and the little
blouse to go with It is in deep red silk.
Sleeves Are Small
The sleeves of the tailor gown of to
day are not running very much to full
ness. On the severely plain coats a me
dium coat sleeve Is the rule, while the
more fancy costumes have sleeves a
little fuller and more or less trimmed.
Many of the latter are elbow length,
made to wear with long gloves, or fin
ish In deep cuffs.
Mildewed linen may be restored by
soaping the spots while wet, covering
them with fine chalk scraped to pow
der and rubbing It well In. Soap the
linen prsvlously wetted, and apply salt
and lemon juice to both sides; or ap
ply finely powdered pipe clay or Ful
ler's earth, 6r finely powdered chalk.
Expose It for several hours to tho at
mosphere. ~ ■;■'.■"" '
Gold a Fad Now
Dress trimmings— which include em
broideries on mouseline, on taffeta, on
cloth and velvet— show a delicate touch
of gold, just enough to enrich them
without danger of gaudlness or garish
effect. We reud, however, of vests of
white cloth embroidered entirely with
gold accompanying advance fall cos
tumes of broadcloth. We nre on the
eve of another gold fad, but let man
ufacturers beware of n too lavish use
of that glittering precious metal, or it
will die young.
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Different putterna ever/ day. Up-to
Special Notice — Tliesie pattern* vhu he
delivered by mall within three dnyi
nfter the order In received ljj The
modish toilette for
Patterns— Waist No. 2868 and
Skirt No. 2866.
All Seams Allowed.
The costume hers portrayed Is ture to
be a welcome addition to miladjr'i ward
rob*. lti« waist cloaca at f back, and
the ale«vc« may b« either long or In
three-quarter length, while the circular
skirt may be mud* In medium-sweep oi
round length. Votle. silks, cashmere and
nun's veiling are good materials for de
The waist pattern la No. ZMH, cut In
I sliea-32 to 44 Inches bust meaaure, and
costs 16 cents. The nkirt pattern Is No.
2M16. in 7 iliea-tt to 34 Inches walat
nicanurr, ami also eoms 16 cents. For 36
bust the costume requires 7 yurds of ma
terial 44 Inches wide.
H SKALD. LOS ANUKLISS.
, Pattern Department.
No. 2Stiß-28tj6. Size •"
Present this coupon.
A iiutiei pattern of this tsuimunt can
be oltttined by tilling In above ordei
and directing It to The HeiuM • pul-
Urn department. It will be vunttuvitt
paid, within tlueo day*, on receipt ©I
| BAR*" ' TOO STRONG TO WORK
So He Tells His Father.in.Law, but
Lets His Wife Support
Special to The Hfrnld.
CLEVELAND, Dec. 25.— "1 cannot
work. I have not been brought up that
way. True, I got $40 a week from my
wife, but what Is that for a gentleman
to live on?"
This was thp statement made by
Baron Max Zlgfrled yon Schweldlor
Pchwartzenburg, who separated from
his Wife, formerly Miss Julia Kclrlel,
daughter of Phil J. Kcldel, a Cleveland
millionaire, nnd who him come to this
rlty to demand his rights. He wants
Keldel to support him In a manner
brill liner his station.
The baron says he mnrrled Miss
Keldol in New York nine yearn ago,
having met her while she was travel
ing In Europe with her parents.
"After our marriage my wife and I
traveled extensively," he sold. "My
father-in-law allowed us nil the money
we needed during the first year. We
spent considerable time In Paris nnd
Monte Carlo. I recall now, as I speak
of It, that I loft $12,000 In the casino
while there. Hut that was a mere
"You spp, I hnrl nlways thought that
Americans who wanted titles were will
ing to pay for them. I know some that
nre only reasonably good that have
brought big money. I figured that mine
was worth millions. For this reason I
was wtlllng to sacrifice all my interests
In my family estate.
"In nil these nine years I have been
allowed only $220,000 by my father-ln
The bnron fears the publicity of his
present offalrs will result In his expul
sion from the army.
LIMIT, THREE CIGARS A DAK
Chicago Surgeons Issue Warnings to
Devotees of the Weed— Must
Eschew Damp Tobacco
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, Dec. 25.— "Don't smoke
more than three cigars a. <lny."
"Don't go beyond two pipefuls of to
bacco a day If you smoke a pipe."
"Don't hold your cigar or pipe con
stantly In the same part of the mouth."
"Beware of damp tobacco; it often
These "tlon'ts," addressed to the man
of average strength and normal nerves,
were voiced today by Chicago surgeons
In discussion of rancer of the mouth or
throat, caused frequently by excessive
and coreless smoking.
The occasion of their talk Is the case
of Frederick L. Powell, an actor, who
has just submitted to an operation re
moving a large part of his tongue to
check a cancerous growth. While it is
not asserted that tobacco is the cause
of his Illness, oases similar to his in
which nicotine was at least a contribu
tory cause were recalled.
The case of all crises cited by sur
geons as illustrating cancer raused by
tobacco is that of President Ulysses S.
Grant. He was known bs one of the
most constant smokers In public life.
When the cancer developed it was at
once ascribed to this habit.
"BABY" TURNED INTO A DOG
Pretty Louisville Society Girl's
Scheme to Violate Street Car
Rule Comes to Grief
Special to Tho Herald
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Dec. . 25.— There
being no rule requiring street cur con
ductors to Inquire Into the pedigree and
character of Infants, Miss Margaret
Hickman, a pretty young society girl
here, beat In a novel manner the rule
of the street ear company's prohibit
ing* the carrying of dogs on the cars.
Yesterday , morning Miss Hickman
boarded a street car near her home
carrying apparently a baby clad In the
regulation long clothes, with the usual
amount of laces and ribbons. At the
Hotel Seelbach the car stopped and a
dog outside howled. The next moment
the "baby" sent back a sympathetic
bark, squirmed vigorously and soon
was in the street, laces, long clothes
and all. The crowd in the car laughed,
the people outside yelled and Miss
Hickman blushed many varieties of
blushes. She ran from the car, cap- 1
tured the dog, nnd, hugging muddy
lares, brute and all, called a cab and
WOMAN SHOOTS BLACK BEAR
Saves Life of Husband When About
to Be Attacked by Her Skill,
fulness With a Rifle
Special to The Herald.
ALTOONA, Pa., Dec. 25.— J. S. Case
beer, the veteran keeper of the.Wop
sononock cottage, a hunting resort ten
miles north of here, was saved from
probable death by his wife, who shot
a big black bear which was about to
He was cutting down a tree ar"" as
it- fell the crash enraged the bear
which had been nearby, concealed by
the underbrush. The animal reared on
its hind legs and with a growl rushed
toward Casebeer. The latter swung his
ax and determined to mnke the best
fight he could.
Just as the bear was within a few
yards of the man Mrs. Casebeer ap
peared with a rifle. Swiftly raising it
to her shoulder she fired. The bullet
penerated the bear's heart and it fell
In Its tracks.
The carcass weighted 300 pounds and
Is to be brought here.
SINGS $13 WORTH AT A PHONE
Crank From City Keeps Country
"Hello" Girls Busy and It
Special to The Herald.
WEST CHESTER, Pa., Dec. 25.— A
telephone crank made things lively for
the "hello" girls of the two companies
in this place last evening, and at the
same time separated himself from a
large amount of loose change. He
registered at a leading hotel from Phil
adelphia and all night kept a porter
busy directing him to the telephone
The calls were to various persons in
Philadelphia, West Chester and other
places, and the conversation generally
consisted of songs and alleged humor
ous stories by the man at this end.
Today he disappeared.
A hotel porter is authority for the
statement, that he dropped $13 In the
slot at one booth.
"FACE BLEACH" FOR NEGROES
Hundreds of Bottles of Worthless
Liquid Sold for Two Dollars
Each In Indianapolis
Special to The Herald.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 25.— Hundreds
of negroes In this city, of both sexes,
old and young, have been victims of a
man selling a "face bleach" which lu<
told the negroeß would change their
color so they could not be distinguished
from the envied whites.
The bleach was sold at J2 a bottle,
and hundreds of bottles were bought
by the negroes, but no change was ap
parent, and examination showed Unit
It was a harmless liquid which would
cost less tliuu half a cent a bottle,
POOR OF CITY ARE
FED AND CLOTHED
SALVATION ARMY RELIEVES
Over 2000 Needy Persons Given Food
as Result of Collections
Taken on Downtown
As a result of the collection of
money from the people on the street
corners the Salvation Army secured
basket Christmas dinners for about
2,000 needy persons.
At 9 o'clock yesterday morning nn
nrrny of briskets, filled to overflowing
wns marie at 338 South Main street,
where v limit 300 baskets had been
plncrj Bide by sido on the floor await
ing the claimants. The Investigating
committee, consisting of Mm. Major
Morton, Ensign Carrie Griffin and Cap
tnln Amy Phlppa, having given each
family a card, upon presentation of
which the holder was given a basket
filled with turkey, breadfruit, veg
etables, n pie and candies, including
the Christmas edition of the Wnr Cry.
It was nn Interesting sight to see
the poor people, from the little tots
to the aged, carrying away the boun
tiful supply of provisions for their
Christmas dinners to be prepared nnd
served at their own tables. Several
wagon loads were taken to the homes
of those who we unable to go and
Many a "thank you very much" was
given by the grnteful recipients in ap
preciation of at least one hearty din
ner. An aged woman of 70 years tot
tered yip to Mrs. Major Morton and
trembllnglv handed her a brief letter
of appreciation nntl spoke words of
thanks with tears In her eyes. A young
man, much emaciated, presented his
ticket with a grain sack In his hand In
which to take away his Christmas din
ner. He carefully placed the contents
of the basket in the sack, and straight
ening up, attempted to raise it to his
shoulder, gave it up with a long-drawn
sigh, saying, "That's too much for
me!" But he was assisted by a friend
In taking away his Christmas dinner.
The Salvation Army will entertain
the children with Christmas festivities
this evening, when gifts will be pre
sented to each child, a tree to be at
corps No. 1 and a miniature ship at
corps No. 2.
The entertainment for the poor chil
dren last evening at the hull of the
Volunteers of America took a practical
turn, the needy little ones being pre
sented with orders on a local store,
where each will receive a pair of shoes,
two pairs of stockings and two suits
of underwear. Aside from these, little
gifts worn distributed from the tree.
The Los Angeles Fellowship united in
TO BATHE FOR CHARITY
Albany Society Women Agree to Take
Turkish Variety to Help a
Special to The Herald.
ALBANY, N. V.. Dec. 25.— Mrs.
Howard Russell and Mrs. Samuel S.
Munson, well known social leaders In
Albany, are at the head of the latest
charity scheme. The society women of
this city and those not In society are
asked to take a Turkish bath, the price
they pay to go to a deserving institu
Women have long danced, played
cards, lunched and dined in philan
thropic interest, and have been enter
tained or bored, as the case may be,
by musicales, concerts, lectures or
dramatics, but bathing for charity
seems to be new.
One bath house proprietor has agreed
to set apart Monday for this purpose,
nil the proceeds to go to the nurses'
home fund of the Homeopathic hos
PRAYERS FAILED ON THE NAG
Christian Science Lavished for Thir.
teen Months Would Not Heal
a Horse's Burns .
Special to The Herald.
ALTOONA, Pa., Dec. 25.— Christian
Science proved a failure when tried on
When Thomas Haggerty's barn was
destroyed by fire 13 months ago, one of
his horses was terribly burned about
the head and body, and the suffering
nag was given to James Householder,
who Invited his Christian Science
friends to pray for its recovery.
The humane agent prosecuted House
holder and he was fined $10 today.
The burns have not yet healed.
DODGES BRAKES UNDER TRAIN
Coolest Brakeman on Earth Saves His
Life by Nerve While Thirteen
Cars Pass Him
Special to The Herald.
LANCASTER, Pa., Dec. 25.— Having
the nerve to lie still, except as he had
to dodge protruding brakerods, Brake
man James M. Right today crawled
out after a train of thirteen Columbia
& Port Deposit freight cars had passed
over him; and he only had one crushed
hand. ■ tVI'IHH
• This injured member had got on the
rail as he made one lightning wriggle
to get out of the way of a brakerod.
Grounded Schooner' Is Floated
By Associated Press.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Dec. 25.—
The four-masted schooner C. H. Vern
er, from Wiscaset for Philadelphia,
grounded off Townsend inlet last night.
The vessel was floated undamaged and
proceeded to Philadelphia. She Is
commanded by Captain E. H. Barker.
The crews of the Townsend lntet and
the Avalon life saving stations as
sisted the schooner.
T On and nfter the first day of
X January next the advertising ruteg
Aof The Herald will be advanced
$ 25 per cent.
'' ' This advunre is occasioned .nnd
by the fact, that during
• • the past six months there has been
•> a large and substantial Increase
"'ln The Herald's circulation, per
. hapd the largest increase In the
• history of the paper. . A perma
•' nent growth In circulation, to-
T gether with the publication of a
! '. larger and greatly Improved newe
■ i paper, gives to advertisers advunc
■ > ing benefits, at the same time in
¥ creasing the cost of production.
) | Hence the small advance iv utl
i , ver Using rates.
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I ri-Uies and Pick-Ups
'Tls the day nfter Christmas,
And wo who were caught
By gifts unexpected,
From thoso wo forgot,
Are hustling and bustling
IlemiSKness to end—
Aro haunting tho bargain sales,
Lato gifts to send!
McGreedy's and McGall's opinions
on young Mr. Hyde's dinner to Sarah
Bernhardt would be most Interesting
right now. In view of what happened
as a result of that other dinner of his
wherein another French actress flgr
They are trying to revive the hoop
skirt. Bad move. Too much prejudice
ngcinst the steel ring just now. 'vS
Now we know just how much our
best girl's stocking will contain.
Poppy— ls he engaged to her?
Polnsettia— Did he propose?
Fine Opera Play
Headland (Ala.) Post: East Lynne,
a fine opera play, is to be here Friday
night under the auspices of the M. E.
Ladles' Aid Society. Turn out.
Carnegie says there are blessings in
honest poverty. We're from Missouri,
The electric auto, declares Edison,
will put the horse out of business.
What we want is some kind of electric
device to put out the cat every night.
Yesterday waa the season when the
girl with the big le— foot— was in luck.
Palm— What's the difference in the
time between Paris and Los Angeles?
Prunes — It depends upon the sort, of
time you want!
A young female lecturer says people
should evaporate. She'd help some If
she'd dry up, eh? ' :
Anyhow, Mabelle Gllman wasn't a
chorus eirl. Credit Corey with that
But why shouldn't Mrs. Burke-Rocho
have eaten her meals In the drawing
room if she wished? Us rich must have
Fome outre fad or we have no place In
Judge Trask, who nearly escaped
death in that street car accident, will
not nearly so narrowly escape the
Democratic nomination for Senator If
he isn't careful. But then .
Mrs. Orange— My husband is an ex
cellent judge of beauty.
Mrs. Lemon— Doesn't it worry you to
have him look at the women so much?
That low rumble you now hear is the
water wagon drawing near!
Billie toots a big tin horn, :
Johnnie plays the drum.
Tommy howls most llondishly— '
Hammer hit his tlnaub!
Sister has a doil that squawks;
Polly's diamond's small: .:'.'~,^i"
Mother doesn't like her new ' ; ;^;.'f
Dressing sacrjuo at all!
All tho candy's eaten up-
All the stomachs acho!
Christmas day has como and gone
Is Christmas a mistake?
— W. H. C.
STARTS TO DIVE INTO CROWDS
Patron of New York Hotel Holds
People Terrified as He Poises
Speclnl to The Herald.
NEW YORK, Dec. 25.-Everything in
Broadway came to a standstill at 7
o'clock last night when a man appeared
at a third story window of the Hotel
Marlborough, climbed to the sill and '
straightened himself up, as If he waa
about to dive into the street. :- ' •■ ' -
He put out one foot and wiggkd • it. •
Then he leaned over, . as if preparing !
to dive. His hat dropped off and fell to
the sidewalk, while a gasp of fear went
up from the crowd, which packed tho
street from curb to curb and blocked"
cabs, curs and other vehicles.
Just as the man bent, again, raising ■ -
his hands above his head, two shadows at
flashed behind him and pulled him back
Into tho room. •; . . ■
pp***jJinE quality of ser-
E^i?gM vice rendered to tlie
PL patrons of our wo-
[jg>.ftgf?]| man's department.
The manager of this de-
partment is a woman of
broad financial experience.
She may be consulted by
any woman desiring infor-
mation concerning practical
business and banking
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