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NEWS OF NEIGHBORING CITIES
MUCH HERALDED EVENT IS
GRIFFITH REFUSEB TO MEET DR.
R. P. SHEPHERD
Divi Leaders Disappointed, as All
Were Anxious to Have Weak.
ness of Opposition
17 S. Thomaa street.
Home phona 3332. Sunset Main 4
POMONA, Dec. 29.— "Our prophecy on
the streets of Glondorn, Azusa and Covlna
has como true; in fact, tho petition for
a solid block has been signed by about
70 per cent, leaving Spadra, San Dimaa
and La Verno the right to speak for
themselves. The war, then, being over,
if wu are to live together lot us remem
ber that our Saviour came to bring 'peace
on earth.' So let us have peace."
In these wordß A. P. Griffith of Azusa
declines to engage In a public debate on
the county division question with Dr. R.
P. Shepherd. Some weeks ago Shepherd
chill lenged Griffith and Griffith accepted,
stating that he would name the time and
place at an early hour. This Is his an
This debate has been heralded for miles
around, ana great interest aroused. Of a
.-. rtainty it would have proved the star
card of the campaign, and hundreds are
rli.'iippolmed that It will not be played.
Adherents of the division movement have
long banked on thU splendid opportunity
to match the strength and merit of their
cause against the weakness and demerit
of that of the antis. Consequently they
deeply regret Griffith's refusal.
Ant! leaders are conndent Shepherd
would have torn his opponent to pieces
und nro gad the affair has been called
ort. On the other hand, they perceive
the effect of such a refusal and are very
eorry Griffith ever accepted.
Dr. Shepherd brings back a most en
couraging report from Covina, where he
went last night to confer with his lieu
tenants. Last night Mr. Griffith was not
prophesying on the streets of Covina, and
there was peace.
Klght In the heart of that "solid block"
Dr. Shepherd offered to meet Mr. Griffith.
Anywhere, any time, he added, would be
satisfactory. Sureiy the antls, by the
sheer force of numbers, could maintain
peace in such a ttronghold. But no.
Mr. Griffith said he "woulu not continue
the animosities which we have been
forced (against our wills) to make In de
fending our firesides Crom the aggres
sion of the divislonlst."
FANCY FOWLS TO BE
EXHIBITED AT SHOW
From Present Indications More Than
a Thousand Birds Will Be Seen
at Pomona Exhi.
Special to The Herald.
POMONA, Dec. 3.— The ICO per cent in
crease of the last two years in the poul
try Interests in Pomona valley wiK bo
evidenced by the Pomona poultry show,
to be held from January C to 11 in the
Manager C. C. McKey estimated last
night that when the lists close January 1
more than 1000 birds would be registered.
Fanciers throughout Southern Califor
nia will be well represented, fowls hav
ing been entered from Glendora, San Oa
lirlel, Hollywood, Monrovia, San Pedro,
Covtna, Los Angeles, Redlands and On
This will be the first annual exhibit of
Pomona poultrymen, and they are pleased
with the prospects. The number of en
tries co;.ipares favorably with that of the
racerft show in Los Angeles, where 1200
birds were listed.
First, second, third, fourth and fifth
"^jcrize winners in poultry, turkey and
lucks will be awarded ribbons, and cups
\ill be given by the management for
¦ ,fery bread mentionel in the "American
landard of Perfection." Many other
jzes will also be in order. The birds
W. -A entered in these sixteen classes:
¦^krican, Asiatic. Polish, Dutch, English,
Brii, fame bantams, oriental games
Hianiams, ornamental bantams-, mls-
bantams, turkeys, geese,
ducks and pigeons.
I ¦PAINTINGS TO BE
PLACED ON EXHIBITION
Special to The Herald.
POMONA, Dec. ?9.— The Turner art ex
hibit, consisting of two hundred pic
tures, opens at the new kindergarten
building Wednesday. The exhibit will be
ope- to the public the first four days
A program, including addresses on the
several schools of art, will bo presented.
Among the speakers will be Mrs. H. J.
Nichols, Dr. George S. Summer, Rev.
T. T. Creswoll, Mrs. Kmma Ingalls, Mrs.
F. E. Graham, Mrs. Arthur M. Dole,
Miss Metkift and Miss French.
Music will be interspersed, some of the
best talent of Claremont and Pomona
having offered to assist. Tho list in
cludes C. E. Hlbbs, Miss Clodine Chain,
Miss Lulu Harris. Miss Elsie Whipp.
Hazel and Marie Roe, Miss Leona War
ren, Prof. Stanley F. Widener, Willard
Stover, a quartet composed of Raymond
M. Davis, George E. Moaner, Almon T.
Richardson and Carl Closgston, Dr. M.
Smith of Claremont, the Elite orchestra.
Franklin Lewis, Miss Lee and Miss
POPULAR SINGERB HEARD
AT POMONA CHURCHES
tipeclai to The Herald.
POMONA, Dec. 29.— Tha morning and
evening services yesterday at the Chris
tian church were largely attended. Dr.
R. P. Shepherd spoke in the morning on
"Retrospect and Prospect" and in the
evening on "Giving Gifts Unto Men."
Miss Edna McClary of Los Angeles sang
;it the Congregational church in the
morning and at the Trinity Methodist'
church in the evening.
Miss Ruth Bogue, who leaves for the
oust shortly, conducted the Kpworth
league service at the First Methodist.
SERGEANT FORCED TO FIGHT
MANIAC AND POLICEMAN BATTLE
Timely and Unexpected Aid Saves
Louis O'Dell from Death at
the Hands of a
24 East Colorado Street.
Sunset Ma;:i 2740. Home 2680.
PASADENA, Dec. 29.— A daring at
tempt of a maniac to slay a police of
ficer while tho latter was sitting alone
in the police station and without any
means of protecting himself, was frus
trated early yesterday morning by the
unexpected arrival of Sergeant Longlcy.
Had it not been for the coming of this
officer It is probable Desk Sergeant
Louis O'Dell would have lost his life,
as ho was nearly exhausted from his
fight with the mad man.
Sergeant O'Dell was sitting at his desk
in the station when a nervous cough
prompted him to look around. But a
few feet from him stood a man, who has
since beeh identified as P. G. Carter,
commonly known as "Indian Joe."
In each hand the man carried a large
stone, and one of these he raised above
his head in a threatening manner.
"I have just killed one man who tried
to kill me, and now you must go," he
said, at the same moment drawing back
his hand as if to hurl the stone.
In a second O'Dell sprang from his
chair and grappled with the maniac.
Back and forth across the station floor
they foufeht, tho sergeant gradually giv
ing way befor" the insane strength of
A few more seconds and he would have
been within the power of his enemy,
when Strgeant Longlcy entered the sta
tion. A quicK glance showed him what
was going on, and without hesitation he
sprang to his brother policeman's aid.
With his assistance O'Dell was soon able
to overpower the maniac, and he was led
away to a cell.
Later in the day it was learned the
man had engaged lodgings at a nearby
rooming house, and had fallen down the
stairs a short time previously.
He had left the place without his
shoes, this allowed htm to enter the sta
tion so quietly the sergeant did not hear
Late yesterday afternoon tho man was
taken to the county hospital where he
will be examined by physicians.
FLOATS TO REPRESENT
CITIES IN ROSE FETE
Magnificent Throne Planned for Queen
May — Park Decorations to Sur
pass Those of Previous
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA, Dec. 29.— Bigger and bet
ter than ever will be Pasadena's rose fete
on New Yeai's day. From the way en
tries are now pouring into the secretary's
office the outlook is encouraging for a
much finer floral parade than last year.
Not only loci>"v is the interest at top
notch, but sun funding cities and towns
are awakening to the fact that they will
receive a fair share of the advertising the
tournament affords by being represented
in the parade.
Los Angeles, Redlands. Alhambra, Re
,l,.n.i.i. Venice, Long Beach and Arrow
head Springs are among the places that
will send handsome floats. Among the
musical organizations engaged to take
part In the parade and to play at the
park are the Crown City band of Pasa
dena, the Seventh Regiment band of Po
mona, the Mexican National Military
band, Chiaffarelli's band and the Boys'
band of the Whittier school.
Park decorations are to be on a much
grander scale than heretofore. The
throne for Queen May and her court is to
be a thatched canopy of greenery studded
with pink, red and white roses. In the
background will be curtains of satin,
edged with gold. , The pillars supporting
the canopy will be wreathed in roses.
The tops of the pillars will be surmounted
with bronze braziers. The queen and
maids will be seated in Japanese chairs
cf teakwood. A carpet of roses will form
the'bottom, while the front will be banked
with greenery and roses.
The supporting columns of the grand
stand are to be decorated with palm
leaves in such a manner as to represent
ono long column of palm trees.
Decorators are busy draping the fronts
of business houses and by Tuesday the
city will be clothed in holiday garb from
tho Raymond to the Plntoresca and from
Grand avenue to the Tournament park.
ELKS ENTERTAIN FRIENDS
WITH SACRED CONCERT
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA, Dec. 29.— Members of the
Elks' lodge and their friends enjoyed a
concert given at their hall tonight by an
Italian orchestra recently from New
York. The program consisted of classical
and sacred music. The orchestra Is com
posed of only three members. Signor Bls
tolfl plays a harp-guitar, accompanied by
a whistling Imitation of a flute, Slgnor
Qenovese plays a vlolln-mandolln, ana
the third member of the orchestra plays
Large crowds were attracted to the
summit of Mt. "Wilson today on account
cf a coating of snow which fell Friday
The baseball team composed of city
hall employes won from the real estate
men In a game played on the Raymond
diamond yesterday afternoon. The score
was 8 to ti.
Mayor Earley Is almost certain that th«
Pacific El«ctrlc company will put East
California street In condition for travel
by New Year's. The street Is now bad'y
torn up by a change in the grade of the
New Year's morning there will be a
basketball game between the Y. M. C. A.
team and tho Whittier five, intercollegi
ate champions. The game will start at 19
o'clock und tho collegians will be ac
companied by a largo crowd of rooters.
Occidental basketball players will come
to Pasadena Monday night to play the
third game def the season with the X '
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1907.
M. C. A. The latter tenm has won tWlce
from the Occidentals.
Sir William Bowser, attorney general of
British Columbia for the Dominion gov
ernment, Is a recent arrival at the Mary
land. He hns conic down to witness the
Tournament of Rosrs.
SANTA CLAUS PAYS VISIT
TO MEXICAN SETTLEMENT
Special to The Herald.
PABADKNA. Dec. 29.— Children of a
dozen or more jlexlcan families in the
cholo settlement on South Raymond ave
nue were made happy today by tho dis
tribution of toys and gifts of other kinds
through tho charity of tho Children's
Two large boxes filled with toys com
prising a surplus received at the train
ing school, were sent to the Mexicans aa
The boxes were taken down by "Ten
nessee" Gaither at the request of Dr.
F. F. Rowland, and the distribution was
the causo of much excitement among
the Mexican families. Through an inter
preter the heads of families were told
why tho toys were given; and thedr
many thanks were expressed In the cholo
PABADENA BALL TEAM
SETB FANS REJOICING
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA, Dec. 29.— Over 800 frenzied
fans rejoiced today becauso of a 9 to
0 victory of the Pasadena ball team over
the Morans, leaders and heretofore the
strongest bunch of ball players In the
South Coast Winter league.
Both teams batted hard, the locals
getting in their best work in the fifth
when Rieger was forced to retire in fa
vor of Simons, who proved able to stop
A one handed catch by Walsh and a
fast double play by Marshall, Leahy and
Mortality were the hair raising fielding
stunts. Both teams successfully worked
the bunt game, and the fast runners on
the Pasadena team aided the run get
ting. A split finger caused Harris to re
tire to the outfield whUe Catcher Whal
ing sprnincd his knee cap in sliding to
a base, but he bravely stuck to his work
until the end.
MUMFORD WINS BOGIE
HANDICAP AT ANNANDALE
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA, Dec. 29.— 0n the Annan
dale golf course yesterday the elghteen
hole bogie handicap was by T. P. Mum
ford with three down. W. J. Morrison
was second with six down, W. T. third
with seven down.
On account of the weather not being
as favorable as visual many players re
mained away from the links. However,
tho following participated in the handi
cap play: J. M. Hlckson, C. F. Eaton,
T. Wilkes, M. A. Alexander, S. Price, J.
Koehler, C. S. Byington and A. Mc-
In the semi-finals for the captain's cup,
C. S. Byington defeated A. McKieghan,
two up and W. J. Morrison beat W. T.
Tiers, three up and two to play.
On the evening of January 14 there
will be a dinner and dance at tho club
houso for members and their friends.
NEW ICE PLANT TO BE
ERECTED AT COLTON
Southern Pacific Railroad Purchases
Large Block of Land on Which
to Construct New
Special to The Herald.
COLTON, Dec. 29.— The Southern Pacific
has purchased eight blocks of land run
ning from L to J streets between Eleventh
street and Mt. Vernon avenue, and will
begin at once the erection of a $300,000
It is expected the plant will be com
pleted about September, 1908, and will be
ready for the next season's shipments.
The company will manufacture their own
MANY BUILDINGS ARE
ERECTED DURING YEAR
Special to Tho Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 29.-The building
done in Long Beach during the year Just
closing represented an expenditure of
During the pre\ious year the value
of buildings erected was $1,578,105. The
year before the value of buildings put up
was $<J64,926, while in 1904 the building
operations represented an expenditure of
"You say it's her tin wedding? Why, t she
is not even married yet!"
"X know It: but the man she is going to
marry has lots of tin."— Houston Post.
8h« — I am afraid you can't support mt
In the way I have been accustomed.
He— Why— er— er— how much alimony
have you been getting?
Hb — Whatever else Is said of my latest
novel, it cannot be said that I stole an
other man's brains.
She— Why don't you try doing that
iont time, George T
CAPTAIN AND CREW FIGHT
GALLANTLY TO SAVE SHIP
Fire Breaks Out in Schooner and for
More Than an Hou Men Aboard
Battle with the
By Associated Presi.
SAN PEDRO, Deo. 29.— Fire broke out
In the galley room of the schooner James
Rolph, Capt. Olsen, yesterday morning
while the vessel was In Santa Barbara
on tho way from Astoria to San Pedro
with a lumber cargo. Capt. Olsen and
the crew of eight men resolved thorn
s' yes Into a flro fighting squad and for
over an hour fought tho flames with
What small means they had at their com
An explosion was heard In the cook's
quarters about 10 o'clock while the vessel
was sailing along at a ten-knot clip, and
almost Instantly flames and smoke wero
seen belching: forth. The crew, led by
the captain, hastened forward to tha
donkey room to secure the hose, which
could be operated from the force pumpts
The hose was unobtainable, as the donkey
room was also in flames, and the men
were compelled to resort to buckets, cans
or anything to nold water which could
be thrown on the fire.
Capt. Olsen hewed a hole In the galUy
roof and through the aperture made
dashed bucket after bucket of water. For
nearly an hour the flames wen fought
vigorously and finally extinguished. The
side of one lifeboat was burned. The
forecastle, donkey room and the Japanese
cook's quarters were destroyed. The
cook lost ail his personal property and
the sailors lost some of their possessions.
The vessel Is owned by Hind, Rolph &
Co. and has been In the coasting lumber
trade since 1899.
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST
FROM 3AN BERNARDINO
Special to The Herald.
SAN BERNARDINO, Dec. 29. -Mrs. O.
N. Glsh of 7M D sreet entertained with
a dinner party Friday evening in honor
of the birthday anniversary of Mr. Glsh.
Covers were laid for the following
guests: Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Terry of
Los Angeles, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Kendall,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gill, Mr. and Mrs.
Honf, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lothrup, Mr.
and Mrs. F. C. Drew, Judgo and Mrs.
B. F. Bledsoe, Miss Georgiana Kendall,
Miss Helen Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Gish.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Houghton during
the Christmas holidays entertained Misses
Bessie and Sallie Munn and Waldo and
Harold Munn of Pasadena at their home,
1701 Second street.
Miss Lucilo Newberg, a student of Stan
ford, Is visiting with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Newberg, for the holidays.
J. H. Boyd, president of the board of
trade, will represent San Bernardino at
the annual dinner of the Riverside board
of trade, to be given at the Glenwood
Tho Boys' Brotherhood, composed ot
San Bernardino boys, representing all
the churches of the city, elected officerH
for the coming year Friday night as fol
lows: Frank McCabe, presiden; John Con
rad, vice president; Lloyd Johnson, secre
tary; Walter Ward, treasurer; Welcome
Smith, financial secretary; Glenn Leigh
ton, sergeant; W. Harris, captain of
SECURES GUN AND CARTRIDGES;
DASHES FROM PAWNSHOP
Special to The Herald.
feAN BERNARDINO. Dec. IS.— A dar
ing negro, Ed Gerald, formerly an Inmate
of the county jail, entered the pawnshop
of Lebovltz's, on D street, and asked to
see a revolver. After securing a revolver
and a box of cartridges he dashed
through the door and made his escape,
dodging an officer. He is still at large.
SANTA FES PRESIDENT
GUEST AT RIVERSIDE
Special to The Herald.
RIVERSIDE, Dec. 29.— E. P. Rlpley,
president of the Santa Fe railroad, with
a party of railroad officials, was a
luncheon guest at the Glenwood Friday.
The young women of Riverside are
planning a leap year dance. The affair
will take place the last of next week.
Miss Kate Hansen entertained Tton-a
day afternoon at a farewell tea party
Those present were: Misses Edna Bor
den, Grace Palmer, Effie Swank, Annie
Anderson, Harriet Tutin, Francis Buv
kett, Helen Sailing, Elsie Sailing, Myrtle
Spencer, Grace Hubler and Miss Hansen.
H. A. Shedd, a prominent banker from
Osakls, Minn., arrived la Riverside this
week to make this city his home. The
She— Before you go. haven't you a
word to say In praise of the little lunch
I prepared for you with my own hands?
He— Why— er— yci. The cucumbers were
liilliß— Her husband may ba rich, but
lie doein't dress her well.
illlllu— Ht'u more lined to djissed beef.
family will arrive th« first of next week
and will reside on Orange street.
The Women's Auxiliary of the T. M. C.
A. will hold the annual rnceptlon in the
association rooms New Year's night.
The program for the board of trade
banquet to be held at the Glenwood Jam*
ary 3 will bo much shorter than hereto
fore, to give morn time for speeches.
Prcsldont Frances Cuttle will preside.
Prof. Jnmes M. Dixon of the department
of English In the University of Southern
California hag been a guest this we'lk of
James Boyd on Chicago avenue.
JUNK OF MYSTIC ORIGIN
TO AGAIN SAIL SEAS
THE WHANG HO PREPARES FOR
Chinese Vessel, Former Pirate Chaser,
to Be Taken Back to Old World.
Is Several Hundred
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 29.— The Whang
Ho, the "Chinese junk" of mystic origin
and stormy exlstonce, will soon leave the
northern port, where it is now anchored,
and will sail the high seas to New Or
leans, several points on the Atlantic
coast, and later to Europe.
Capt. A. M. Graham, formerly mate of
the Btcamer Roanoko, has boen given
command of the vessel and will sail It to
tin! eastern coast.
The Whang Ho is claimed to be several
hundred years old n.nd an old-time pirate
chaser along the coast of China. The
weathering of a severe storm during its
cruise across the Pacific; the death of its
captain, Hans Bort, while en routo; a
160-mile drift out of Its course; a long
drawn out dispute over the payment of
duties at San Pedro; a wreck on tho
Columbia r.iver, and othor Incidents which
have been extensively commented upon,
are written In the log of the Whang Ho.
MASONS HOLD ANNUAL
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 29.— At 9:30 o'clock
this morning in the Masonic temple the
annual memorial services of Long
Beach lodge No. 327, F. and A. M., were
held. During the year just closing eight
members of the lodge have passed to their
reward, as have three other Masons so
journing In this city.
The address this morning was delivered
by Rev. Charles Pease.
The members of the local lodge who
passed away during the year were D. D.
DeWitt. N. D. Thursman, George Hargls,
D. S. Stratton, N. C. Browning, J. B.
Baker, C. P. Patterson and John Roberta.
LONG BEACH MEN ARE
SUMMONED BY GRAND JURY
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 29.— 1t is reported
about thirty Long Beach people have
been summoned to appear before the
grand Jury tomorrow afternoon in Los
Angeles and speculation Is rife as to
what will be brought out.
At least one case of alleged illegal reg
istration prior to tho recent city election,
it Is said, Is to be Investigated. ¦
Many Pay Taxes
Special to The Hetald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 29.— About $85,000
in city taxes has been paid so far. The
time set for their payment, expires to
morrow night and it is expected a golden
stream will flow Into the city treasury
tomorrow. About $100,000 remains unpaid.
CALICO DANCING PARTY
FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE
Special tc The Herald.
OCEAN PARK, Dec. 29.— Arrangements
are under way for a calico dancing party
at the Horseshoe pavilion on New Year' 3
eve. The affair promises to be largely
attended by Los Angeles, Pasadena and
Hollywood young people.
Dr. and Mrs. VT. M- Kendall will pre
side at a watch meeting service to ba held
New Year's eve at the Church of the
Good Shepherd. After the passing of the
midnight hour refreshments will be served
to the watchers.
E. K. Alpaugh, a stockholder in the
Ocean Park Journal company, arrived
here with his wife after a hurried trip
from their ranch in the San Gabriel
"What do you think of this bust I have Just
"I think you have made a bust of it."—
Moilie— George proposed at last, but I
fear he Is rather fickle.
Dolly— He ought to ba able to give lot*
"'Say. mom, why do people laugh in
"Because the funny bono U there."
WIFE DIDN'T KNOW SHE
HAD BEEN DIVORCED
Testifying in Suit for Non-Support,
Discovers Mats Had Secured De.
cree and Continued to
Live with Her
NEW YORK. Dec. 29.— When Ethel
Gans of 218 North Fourth street, Harri
son, N. J., appeared before Justice Bran
nlgan to testify in her action for non
support against her husband, Isaac Gana,
she was confronted by a copy of a decree
of the chancery court of New Jersey,
dated November 13, 1902, which granted
Gans a divorce from her on the ground
of desertion. Mrs. Gans declared that sho
had never heard of the decree and that
sho would try to havo it set aside and
continue her present action.
When testimony was taken in Gans*
suit before Foster M. Voorhees, formerly
governor of New Jersey, as a special
m.-.ster in chancery, Mrs. Gans had
separated from her husband and was with
relatives In Connecticut. It was alleged"
that she had deserted him. Notice to her
of the suit was made by publication. She
says she never saw the notice and that
Gans visited her frequently while she
was In Connecticut.
He made no mention of divorce pro
ceedings oven after they had become
reconciled and lived together for nearly
In the last four years, Mrs. Gans de
clares, she has signed legal papers as the
wlf« of Gans, one of them being a recent
mortgago for $4000 which he put on somo
ROBBERS STEAL SERMON;
PASTOR WANTS IT BACK
Pittsbury Minister Had Not Learned
It Yet— Topic Wm Financial.
Police on Trail of
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 29.— 1f any one
finds a carefully written document en
titled "Christ Cleanses the Temple" with
in the next week or so Rev. Dr. W. J.
Reid, pastor of the First United Presby
terian church of this city hereby an
nounces that It is a sermon of his and
he'd like it back. He had prepared it for
delivery before his fashionable congrega
tion, but burglars got Into the church
building and cleansed that temple of the
collection boxes and pretty nearly every
thing else of value, Including the minis
Worse, Dr. Reid hadn't learned his ser
mon by heart, and things at his study
were a bit in the air. The pastor was
digging Into a barrel for a talk on the
"Crime of '73" to use as a substitute and
the police are looking for the thieves.
Dr. Reid has been much worked up over
the financial crisis and so he "decided to
make it his topic, and despite the fact
that many of the members of his con
gregation count their wealth away up in
the millions, he selected the story of
Christ entering the temple and driving
out the money lenders.
The robbers ruined one of the memorial
windows and ransacked the pastor's
study, taking some valuable papers, but
the most Important was the sermon.
"I've only one consolation," sighed Dr.
Reid. "Maybe the miscreants will read
the sermon and It may reform them."
LOOT COPPER CORNER STONE,
BUT VANDALS GET NO GOLD
Relic In New York Baptist Church
Robbed — Treasurer's Report Is
Nearest Approach to
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.-Thieves robbed
the cornerstone of the new Amity Bap
tist church, o: West Fifty-fourth street,
early yesterday morning, but gained
nothing of intrinsic value for several
hours of onerous toil.
There had been impressive exerciser
last Tuesday afternoon and the stone was
laid by the Rev. Dr. Laughton Williams,
the pastor, in the presence of a large
assemblage. The coper box containing a
copy of the year book, church records,
current newspapers, and a duplicate set
of plans of the proposed edifice were
placed in a hole made In the center of
After the ceremony workment laid fou •
courses of brick over the receptacle and
went home. When they returned in the
morning they found the bricks had been
removed. Tho thieves had pried off the
cover and taUen away the package of
documents. There was no coin, the near
est approach to it being the treasurer's
report. It Is the theory of the pastor that
the act of vandalism was perpetrated by
boys. The foreman thinks it was ac
complished by someone familiar with
masonry, for the bricks had been re
moved in a workmanlike manner.
The contents of the box can all be
duplicated, and as soon as it la pro
vided with a new lid it will again be
committed to Its resting place. The next
time it will be guarded.
BRIEF NOTES OF INTEREST
FRO MSANTA MONICA BAY
SANTA MONICA, Dec. 29.— 8y a seor?
of 7 to 3 the Hoegee players defeated he
Edison Electric nine on the local diamond
today. About 800 fans, including largj
delegations of rooters that tho teams
brought from Los Angeles with them,
saw the game, which bristled with fast
plays. Several remarkable outfield
catches featured the contest.
In deference to the holiday season tha
Wednesday Afternoon club will hold no
meeting this week. The organization
will convene January 8 at the residence
of Mrs. O. A. Kirkclle at Main street and
Members of the Alpha Chi Omega sor
ority of the University of Southern Cali
fornia will hold a house party New
Year's day at theic Wadsworth-avenue
Mrs. C. H. Sweet, will be the hostess at
a reception to the Ladies' club to be held
New Year's day at her residence, 457
Fourth street. The Misses Elizabeh and
May McLairghlin will assist in receiving
Hockey enthusiasts will meet here New
Year's day when, as the guests of the
recently organized Ladies' Hockey club,
an afternoon will be devoted to the
game. Hollywood, Pasadena and Los
Angeles exponents of the game will take
part in the contests.
The Santa Monica Bay Woman's club
will hold Its next meeting the first Mon
day In January, when an address will be
given by Mrs. Lou V. Chapin of Los
Keep It Moving
People who desire to prolong financial ami
industrial distress, blocking tha wheels of
trade and throwing workingmen out of em
ploy, can take no better way to accomplish
their end than by hoarding their money and
neglecting to pay their bills. Money Is the
common drudge of trade. It Is of no use
T/hen It lies Idle. Keep It moving.—Philadel
COURTEOUSLY BRUSHES OFF
ASHES; $400 PIN MISSING
Second Robbery In Year — Thief's
Methods Are Absolutely New,
Declares New York Jew.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.— "0h, I be* your
pardon. I knocked ashes all over your
coat," Bald a polite, well dressed stranger
as he bumped into W. C. Llppus, a Jewel
ry salesman, who is stopping at the Hotel
York, yesterday In Herald square. Lip
pus, who was walking along Broadway
toward his hotel, was knocked almost
from his feet.
As he recovered the polite stranger
hastily took a handkerchief from his
pocket and began to brush off the clothes
of the jewelry salesman. Llppus protest
ed that -ho unexpected kindness was un
necessary, but the stranger brushed on.
Then he disappeared in the crowd.
With the stranger Llpput believes went
a beautiful soltutre diamond pin, which
he valued at $400. The Jewelry man did
not discover his loss until ho reached the
hotel, so the thief had plenty of time In
which to make his escape. The robbery,
with a good description of the "polite
stranger," was reported to the police.
They have no clew to his Identity.
This Is the seuond time within a year,
Lippus says, that he has been robbed. In
the summer, while leaving a tenderloin
restaurant, he w:.s attacked by a thug,
who took from him a valuable diamond
stud, a gold watch and a fob, with a
diamond studded MfiF.onlc charm. The
police never succeeded in locating any of
this stolen Jewelry.
"This cigar ash trick is entirely new,
and it was worked co well that I can
hardly believe that this polite etranger
took my pin," mused Lippus, as he told
the story of the robbery.
FINDS BRANDY 150 YEARS
OLD; DOESN'T TASTE IT
Descendant of Buyer at Civil War Fair
Discovers Bottle in Ransacking
Garret — To Keep It as
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.— Subtle scents
.suggesting the sunlit vineyards of
France, from which it Is supposed to
have come 150 years ago, hung In
lingering affection about the neck of a
bottle of brandy, which was yesterday
brought to light by R. W. Dryden, who
had been ransacking the garret of his
ancestors. The bottle was found In a
box of selected pine which had been put
together with screws and elaborately
The receptacle bore the stencil marks
on its lid "Lewis M. Cowles, Esq., Balti
more, Md., 1757." When the cover was
removed the bottle, which holds about
a quart, was found wrapped In news
papers bearing the date of February
6, 1864. There was an old fashioned label
with a red border on It, on which It was
set forth that the contents were "Old
French brandy of 1757. Presented to the
sanitary fair by H. J. de Pyster."
The bottle had been purchased by a.
relative of Mr. Dryden at the fair, which
was organized to raise funds for soldiers
wounded in the civil war. The cork was
surmounted by a cockade of pink rib
bon, and around the neck was a band of
green fringe, -which, low descending,
swept the bottle's aged breast.
Mr. Dryden took the box to the cafe
of " Emil Struever, at 876 Broadway,
where it was placed in the window for
exhibition. Several offers have been
made for the bottle, but the highest, $280,
has been refused, the owner declaring
that he would not think of disposing
of such an heirloom.
Brandy bearing the date of a century
ago is offered on menus in this city, and
London merchants quote it. Mr. Dryden
has not yet decided whether he will sam
ple the brandy. The bottle was locked
in a safe last night.
Suited to An Anarchist
Cornelius V. Collins. New York's super
intendent of state prisons, said at a recent
dinner In Troy:
"Then there is the faddist type of
prison warden, the man with some hobby.
or other that he <Julte runs Into the
"I know one such warden. It is his hob
by in give to his prisoners congenial
work— work which they like and are ac
"He said one day to a new convict:
" 'Young man, I see that you are seri
tenced to hard labor. Now In providine
you with work I shall take your former
occupation Into account. What were
" 'An anarchist, sir,' the convict re
" 'Ahem.' said the warden, turning to
his assistant; 'then we will put this man
to road blasting- "
SAN PEDRO SHIPPNG
By Associated Press.
SAN PEDRO, Deo. 20.— The steam schooner
Shna Yak. Capt. Hutton. six days from drays
Harbor via San Francisco, arrived In port
this morning, bringing a cargo of 800,000 feet
ot lumber for the San Pedro Lumber company.
Tho steam schooner Sybil Marston, Capt.
Jorgensen. six days from Everett, arrived in
port this morning and docked (it the Southern
Pacific wharf, where sh" will begin tomorrow
to discharge 1.000.00U feet of lumber for Los
The steam schooner Alcatraz, Capt. Freder
ickson, sailed today tor Greenwood und will
¦ lumber cargo for this port.
The steam schooner Jim Butler, Capt, Olson,
arriving here last evening, Is l«Ttho<l at thft
Southern California Lumber company's wharf,
where Bhe will discharge a cargo of 900,000 feot
The schooner F.xpnnsiun', Capt. Tarsen, four
teen days from Houuiam, anchored In the outer
harbor this morning ami was later towed to
the K. K. Wood Lumber company's wharf,
where she la scheduled to discharge 600,000 fe<:t
The schooner William Benton. Capt. Nelson,
sixteen days from Wlllana harbor, was an
other arrival this morning. The vessel has a
cargo of 600,000 feet of lumber for tha Na
tional Lumber company.
The schooner James Holph, Capt. Olsen, thir
teen days from Astoria, was also among the
number of arrivals today. She was towed to
her berth at the Southern Pacific wharf and
will begin discharging a cargo of 350,000 feet of
lumber for consignment to Los Angeles whole
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