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MARY IS A
LIVELY GIRL
MARIE CAHILL'B COMEDY PROVEB
A TREAT
STAR BY NO MEANS THE WHOLE
"Long Skirted Chorus" Doesn't Per.
Mit Those Long Skirts to Inter.
fere In the Least with
High Kicking
SIDLE LAWRENCE
Passing out of tho Mason opera house
last night, with the orchestra playing
Marie CahiU's "Dummy Love Song," I
overheard a charming Miss Malaprop
remark to a friend that she thought the
"epitaph was Just fine." Now of course
the young woman didn't mean exactly
what she said, for "Marryinsc Marry"
is altogether too lively, an affair to come
to an untimely end. However, I can
take a hint as well as the next man, and
for the benefit of Miss Malaprop and
others who enjoyed that "epitaph," here
It Is— Marrying Mary's epilogue, spoken
by Miss Cahill at the end of the comedy:
"Dear friends, a word, If you've a moment
left to spore—
They say that laughter Is an enemy to care,
And so our aim was Just to have a laugh,
not cynical, but Jolly.
And crack a harmless Jest at human folly.
If you came here to solve some problem deep,
W« trust you've had a pleasant sleep.
If there's a moral to the play
It Is: Extremes will meet
And Love will hare its way;
But if you chooße to vary
This sase conclusion, say what you like,
Only bo a kindly fairy
And when you go abroad Just say a pleas
ant word for 'Marrying Mary.' "
Mlbs Cahill is a big woman. Avoir
dupois apart, she Is the, biggest woman
who has come to Los Angeles this sea
son in musical comedy. She proves it
by showing that she has not feared to
surround herself with a competent com
pany. Thus it happens that Miss Cahill
herself is by no means the whole show —
not even the better half of it, despite the
numerous occasions on which Marrying
Mary has been cast in that better half
role.
As for the work of the three collab
orators who are responsible for the
piece, Mr. Boyle's comedy is sufficiently
funny, Mr. Benjamin Hapgood Burt's
lyrics sufficiently clever, and Mr.
Silvio Hem's music quite the catchiest,
most delightful melody we in Los An
geles have heard put to such uses.
Miss Cahill is at her best in bur
lesque. She would do well in comedy,
better in farce, but Is best of all in tho
broader, exaggerated foolery of gen
uine burlesque.
A Ribbon Counter Siren
That little bit at the ribbon counter
last night was a gem and the gem was
not paste. It came in the second act
and in the third the star sang her own
song: "I Love You in My Dum, Dum,
Dummy Way." This is a dainty, non
sensical affair, relating the love epi
sode of two clothing dummies, one in
the "gents' furnishings" department
and the other across the aisle In the
department of "robes et manteaux."
The lyric Is the best of tho comedy and
the melody has that elusive yet haunt-
Ing quality that is the ultimate goal of
all song writers. There is such a
thing as having a popular song too
popular. This one Is not. It is Just
popular enough, and it Is charmingly
sung Into the bargain.
There are several good voices in the
company, among them the rousing
basso of Eugene Cowles. Cowles plays
a Virginia colonel. He has a solo and
a duet with Miss Cahill, in both of
which he is heard to advantage. More
over he displays unexpected skill as a
farceur.
Then there are Messrs. Clark, Smith
and Clifton, whose trio "Three Men in
a Boat" might well have won even the
critical opinion of Mr. Jerome's Mont
morency.
He !s a Veteran
Mark Smith has been in comic opera
so long that the memory of annalists
runs not to the contrary. You won't
recognise him In his makeup, but I
presume he's the same old Mark. He
once sang in musical comedy with Mrs.
Leslie Carter, but he probably is no
prouder of it than she is. That I be
lieve was the year Cleveland was
nominated for the presidency the third
time. Likewise there is Nellie Lynch,
but where soubrettes are concerned it
Ss only fair to let bygones be by-
Srones.
There's a young woman In the com
pany, Miss Anna Belle Gordon, who
hasn't much to do but who doeß it in a
■way that suggests she probably has a
future in her chosen work. She looks
something like Edna Wallis Hopper
and she evidently strives to heighten
the resemblance, but it Is to be hoped
she has something more than the Hop
per voice.
"Marrying Mary" has many "good"
lines and thia, addressed to a member
of the American house of lords: "You're
a disgrace even to the United States
senate."
Its pictures are pretty, made so by
pretty girls and attractive costuming —
the scenery doesn't to much.
At Its close, if you're lucky and a good
catch, you may get a blossom from
Marrying Mary's shower bouquet — her
fourth. As for that much advertised,
long-skirted chorus it Is also a long
silk stockinged chorus as you may
have ample opportunities for observing
If you»re interested.
PROVES HE CAN ACT IN
GOODWIN'S OLD ROLE
Who says Dick Ferris cannot act? In
l^A)' Gold ; Mine," i which ihe i and i his : com
pany put on at; the Auditorium last night,
he. really demonstrates that he is a come
dian—and to make people laugh Is indeed
a high i portion iof ' the , art of j mumming.
True, he £ very j largely i has ) to i play . him
self, but the very fact , that this Is ; true,
and that 7at the same time j he completely
rounds I out and '• portrays j the \ character
assigned him, ,is f again t evidence iof ; his
.. Khespianic ability. So that after all both
i':. tole and play may be said to fit him and
■ ■ CYtl ' to ' fit ■ them. '' The combination ■ affords
>:u: v ■ t »en \ pleasure ! and ; interest. 'I -■ > ■ ;.. . : .
§ "JtLA. Gold i Mine" came from I the ; pen lof
Tjnder i Mathews, ; whose chief ■ claim ;to
M , lof ' late * rests I upon I his ■ attempt [to
v '" V" rlrB "A English V orthography. Per-
Uf^Q^Brander Mathews is prouder of this
_-^_5, episode; *at : least one I hears ; very
«;«nneimore of it. But there, is no reason
- No. loath ' why he should be. It t was .' a
F »<6s. Mi and held him up to ridicule; this
" children. aa :a " success : from , the 1 first, i and
„4-lp-A', ,4-lp-A' '. ,«'t Nat Goodwin stepped from the
Undertaken^ ~ farceurs " into ; the i position S of
vnt TECS, . t^medlan. Possibly — if an humble
1 ~r : man . ; may ." so : suggest—
' ' Pijc|K>,would have done better In: the
i _~~!~T_L_TS?nipeMion , for Ja ? place iin i the
A SPECIAL '. u|(e had he stuck to playwrltlng,
- - class office Bf he ■ could ;■ have [ turned out
. ; rest i for »%ellghtful comedies."' >V' .f
;'■' ami renting,". ■■•■■■■. : - ' a v-.- =•' ;•• ■ '„'.-.
. suraiica bu.iiiiCallfornia ■ Comedy /■ ". .- ■ , ■<
'■ ■ B S° : 8l «S,n ha .E of l" A Qold ' Mine" i; is sim
; ■ Xt v'Soo": Tof i fun ;: and complications.
■ _ ; 5600: many . hotlhe '<■ efforts %Of i a ■-. citizen ; of
■ uffce;: bu'alnesa| this : state, to (. sell at real
houses and all Wospect,",' to j some V London
■ j, Boa ; phoenix. Rental to it are some clever
v * vtiiti-_pah-i fortunes and misfortunes
i • IfflW ■ auVe winner.* noted British house and
;"j>.' a. i wicKE'Angrlomeratlng ito \.\ afford
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. The nhrewd California^, sbly
I .rayed by Mr. Ferris, of course sets
all the Londoners at loggersheads. amuses
himself and his audience with his frank,
genial and open ways, and finally brings
complete order and happiness out of tho
chaos; that Is the secret of It all. So it
ends Joyfully, the mine is sold, the Brit
ishers are not and marriage bells tinkle
In the distance. It Is a laughable skit,
leaving every one In good humor, and
though light not so airy as to make one
feel that he has bought a gold brick In
stead of the promised "Gold Mine."
As to Dick Ferris, possibly enough has
already been said of his work. He la still
Dick Ferris, but as he Is required to be
the play Itself of course that Is right and
proper. He was a bit wobbly in his' lines
at times last night, but the only wonder
In that connection Is that the Indefati
gable Dick ever has time to learn any
thing. His slips were not serious; his
beaming bonhomme excused anything
else, and his delightful naturalness was
so infectious that it took the audience
right into his confidence and it laughed
even at his mental aberrations. The
comedy does call for considerable skill
at times and Dick showed a reserve power
and ability that few believed he pos
sessed.
Miss Stone and Her Gowns
Miss Stone as the Hon. Mrs. Meredith
has a light part, but a pretty one, giv
ing her opportunity for fascinating por
trayal and gorgeous gowns, both being
her forte, and in both of which she came
supremely to the test. But then Miss
Stone Is an artist, and nothing else is
ever expected of her. Miss Montell as a
witching girl was quite at home and did
some clever work; and Anna L. Bates
found good opportunities in the role of a
passe Juliet, Mrs. Vandervast, of which
she availed herself.
Among the men Mr. Kllgour was a dis
appointment. He Is called up to portray
a rollicking Irish M. P., but is a rather
stiff Englishman all through. He has
nothing of the Irish brogue to his tongue;
he talks broad English when he does not
lapse Into Scotch, and he Is altogether
too stilted. One wishes that he could
limber up a bit and be somewhat more at
ease. Harry yon Meter does well as the
young son, George Foxwood, and Henry
Duggan piuys his father, Sir Evcrhard.
George Drury Hart is unusual ac an old
clerk, Krebbs, an* Frank Beamlah Is a
Jewel of a butler, whose few bits are all
too scarce.
The entire scene is laid In the same
room, a most elaborate and beautiful one,
which again demonstrates the excellence
of the Ferris mountings. While not to
be taken too seriously, "A Gold Mine"
affords a delightful evening of comedy
and enjoyment, and is a pleasing inter
lude in the Ferris program ■of "big"
things.
BEN WELCH DELIGHTS
AUDIENCE AT ORPHEUM
Bon Welch iJ the star feature of the
Orpheum bill this week. Ben is Just
as good as a year ago and maybe a
little better, because we are never in
doubt where to laugh. Having heard
his stories and songs, or a majority of
them at any rate, one is prepared with
a good loud smile on seeing them ap
proach. His sporty Hebrew and his
tough Dago are supplemented this sea
son by a pathetic bit in Italian dialect
which is quite as good as his comedy.
A parody of "Love me and the world is
mine" brought down the house.
Viola Gillette and George J. Mac
farlane wear again their comic opera
costumes and sing their comic opera
songs in vaudeville. They are both
good comedians and good singers, and
the only severe criticism to be passed
upon their act is the postponement of
Miss Gillette's appearance in tights to
the concluding tableau. Why not sing
the last song in those whlto satin fas
cinations? They picture a married
pair of whom both are equally anxious
for the last word — and get it.
The third of the new acts is labeled
"The Two Lorettos," and with his usual
discrimination Manager Drown has
placed them at the opening of the pro
gram. Madame Alba, who opened last
week, is transferred to the close — a
very convenient arrangement for those
who do not care for stage acrobatics.
As to the Lorettos their acrobatics are
better than their comedy, but their
comedy Is so t>ad that their acrobatics
could not be worse.
Howard and North have a new act
this week. It is called "Back Home,"
and is equal In every respect to their
last week's offering. It shows how th«
Broadwayite came back to Squedunlc
to marry the country girl and found
that the rube had her. It is another
version of the fable of the hare and
the tortoise.
The three Westons have a new pro
gram of songs and instrumental music
on violin, ■ piano and 'cello. Ray L.
Royce and Anna Eva Fay are doing
much the same kind of thing as a
week ago.
There is rather more of last week 'n
the bill than the regular patron caras
for, but to those who attend only fort
nightly the Orpheum program of this
week looks good enough.
"CHARLEY'S AUNT" IS
REVIVED AT BELASCO
Brandon Thomas' familiar farce,
"Charley's Aunt," with Richard Vivian
In the leading role and Lewis S. Stone
out of the cast, is this week's attraction
at the Belasco. Few plays have had the
success accorded this lively exaggeration
of British college life and few have bo
well deserved their longevity. There is
more genuine fun In "Charley c Aunt"
than in a dozen of later day farces, and
the Belasco company seems to enjoy the
foolery quite as much as does the audi
ence.
Vivian's characterization of the pseudo
aunt has been seen on the same stage
beforehand it is no less funny than It
was last time. As for the others, they
are cast aa follows:
Col. Sir Francis Chesney William Terance
Stephen Spettigue Howard Scott
Jack Cheaney Harry Glazier
Charley Wykeham Charles Rugglcs
Brassett, a college scout.... Jonn Daly Murphy
The Ncr/ Footman Charles Buck
Dcnna Lucia d'Alvadorest Eleanor Carey
Amy Bpettlgue, Spettlgue's niece... Flo Smythe
Kitty Verdun, his ward Katherine Emmet
Ela Delahay, an orphan..., Dorothy Bernard
The farce provides scant opportunities
for the women 0 the company; neither
Miss Emmett nor Miss Bernard, the
newcomers, having had a chance as yet
to prove their worth.
FERRIS WILL PRESENT
AN ALL.INDIAN DRAMA
Antonio Apache has been engaged by
Dick Ferris as assistant stage director
for the forthcoming production of "The
Redskin" at the Auditorium theater.
This is a play in which all of the char
acters are of the red race. There is not
a single white man nor white woman
In it. The scenes are laid in the long
ago when the Indian ruled the land and
the stage settings and accessories, Mr.
Apache promises, will all be historically
correct. Many of them will be brought
into town from the Indian crafts exhibit.
Probably there is no man in the coun
try better fitted to perform the duties
for which he has been engaged than
Antonio Apache. Himself a full-blooded
Indian, he has been well educated and
has made a special study of ethnology
as It applies to the Indian tribes. Hence
he should be able to create for the
Ferris production of this remarkable
play an "atmosphere" which shall be
exact to the smallest detail so far as
the stage settings are concerned.
"The Redskin" was produced originally
In New York by William A. Brady and
was the cause of a. somewhat remark- j
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able quarrel between that manager and
the New York critics. Brady claimed
the newspaper men did not understand
the play and could not .appreciate it
because their ideas of Indian character
had been gained solely from sensational
fiction.
"The Redskin" will be presented at the
Auditorium week after next.
CIRCUS SHOW AT FISCHER'S
PLAYED UNDER REAL TENT
By way of starting the new year oft
properly Manager Fischer has brought
forth something of a novelty this week
in "The Ringmaster."
The scene of the comedy is laid In the
main tent of a circus, proclaimed by its
owner "the greatest on earth," and the
"reorganization" of the attraction al
lows for the rehearsing of several "imi
tation" attractions and for the introduc
tion of at least one genuine dyed-in-the
wool circus turn of merit.
Lew Dunbar poses as an impromptu
"strong man," Eddie Murray is a "sure
'nuff clown," Miss Gertrude Rutledge Is
a lion tamer, Nellie Montgomery an am
bitious waitress turned "circus queen"
and P. D. Quin Is the "Jilngmaster,"
while Hugh Metcalfe is the show owner.
"Alamo" by Miss Rutledge, "Circus
Queen" by Miss Montgomery and "My
Princess Zu Lulu" by Mr. Quin are the
principal musical numbers, all of which
were well received by the opening houses
yesterday afternoon and evening.
UNIQUE HAS, ITS USUAL
WELL DIVERSIFIED BILL
The show at the Unique this week is
a good one, the olio Including George
and Rose Rehns in a farce entitled
"Mulcahy's Visit," Miriam Marr in negro
songs and dances, the Ahrens in head
and head balancing, and Osro Goodhue,
"The Broadway Lad in Purple," In song
and dancing, Introducing some clever
banjo playing. May Kempest is again
pleasing in illustrated songs. The com
edy company presents another one of
Richard Cummlngs' farce comedies, "The
Turn of the Tables," introducing a musi
cal number, "School Days" byLllllan
Gardner. The show closes with the
uniqueoscope.
CLAIMS FIREMEN
ARE IN JEOPARDY
COMMISSIONER KOLFF APPEALS
TO COUNCIL
Seventeen Men of Seventh Street
Company Stay in Old Building,
Which Is Likely to
Collapse
Fire Commissioner Joseph Kolff yes
terday painted for the council the
dangers that seventeen firemen in the
Seventh street and Arlington engine
house incurred in sleeping in that old
rattle trap. which at any hour was in
danger of collapse.
He read Building Inspector Backus
report to that effect.
Then he asked that the council set
aside $100,000 from next year's appro
priations for the department so that
plans could be started now to make
three needed improvements on July 1.
First he wanted the Seventh street
engine house sold and a new building
put up at Seventh and Union avenue.
Next he wanted a three-story head
quarters building erected at Eighth and
Flgueroa on property bought there by
the city, although he thought the low
lot now owned by the city should be
exchanged for one nearby.
The third item was for a new engine
house at Forty-fourth and Main streets.
The council decided to consider tho
proposition further, although the feel
ing is that immediate attention should
be paid to the demands of the firemen.
Teachers Holding Session
By Associated Pr««s.
SANTA CRUZ, Dec. 30.— The indica
tions are tonight that stormy weather
will prevail during the session of the
California Teachers' association, which
convenes tomorrow. The council of edu
cation met today with E. Morris Cox,
superintendent of the Santa Rosa schools,
as president and J. W. McClymonds, su
perintendent of the Oakland schools, as
secretary.
MAYOR CONFERS
WITH ANDERSON
WILL NOT REAPPOINT TILL
AFTER NEW YEAR
Civil Service Commissioner Morton
Slated for Reappointment and
Reese Llewellyn Groomed
for Water Board
President James A. Anderson's reap
pointment to the board of public works
worries Mayor Harper more than any
others which are near due.
Yesterday a conference was held be
tween the mayor and the board 'of public
works. None of those who participated
will state what was discussed, but they
do say Mr. Anderson's appointment was
not touched on.
The mayor said last night that he would
appoint no men until after New Year.
Under the law ail appointees hold over
till their successors qualify.
Civil Service Comnrissir-;-- "
and Water Commlsslone
nearest expirations at ht
get the permanent apj
stated, he winning the i
tho death of Commissione
Cutchen. Reese Llewell
succeed Commissioner Ba '
The mayor had planm
special aqueduct commlss
President Anderson, to d«
time to the big water pro.
valley, but as the chart
board of public works sole
expenditures no legal wi
exist for such a course unle .
was amended.
As it stands Anderson w
the board, and Chief of Foil
sought board honors, must
the police department.
ADOPT COMPROi
SIGNS ORDI
THIRTY INCHES OVER I
LINE IS LIMIT
Council Not Deterred by Bill
cision, Which Refers to
Property and Not Sid
walk Regulation
The council finally dispose)
sign ordinance yesterday by pc
amended ordinance which perm
to extend thirty inches beyt
building line. The old law <
only eighteen inches.
The new bill is a compron
tween the councilmen who opp
tending signs because of the 1
ence with the electrolier lllumi 1 i
on the downtown streets an
swinging sign advocates who
in electric signs at night which
folded back out of the way in tl
time.
Attorney J. Wiseman McDonali
resenting the Hotel and Resti
Men's association, said that
Bordwell's billboard decision md
that regulating property right
lawmakers was sometimes carrle •
far by legislative bodies.
Councilman Wallace and City A
ney Hewitt, however, argued tha
cases were not analagous, as the f
over sidewalks and streets was .
private property such as vacant
were, but subject to city offic
control.
Thirty inches allowance will per ■
the erection of many perpendh:
Illuminated letter signs and will 1
not Interfere with the installation
electric signs on roofs, which is r
mlsslble under the new law.
The principal arguments v:
against the use of swinging signs
that if they are tolerated at night a
kind of wooden sign must be permltt
to stretch over sidewalks in daytime.
The municipal art commission a.
other petitioners opposed encouragli
anything which would mar . the ele
trller illuminations which have mat
Los Angeles famous.
Killed in Mine
QRA69 VALLEY, Dec. 30.— WlUlan
Jenkins was killed j today In the Idaho
Maryland mine. He was an agr«d mar
and was working in/a etope which, eccmeii
safe, but the gvcLnd suddenly caved
in, crushing him tm death.
SEDATE NEW YEAR'S
EVE, POLICE DEMAND
CONFETTI BARRED BY CHIEF
KERN'S DON'TS
Human Voice Among Few Noise Pro.
ducers Not Under Ban of Edict.
Violence Will Be
Punished
Preparations to handle the crowds
expected to assemble on the streets to
celebrate the passing of the old year
and the Incoming of the new have
been made by the police and .the fol
lowing list of "limit's" has been sent
out by Chief Kern:
Don't use firearms of any sort.
Don't use firecrackers.
Don't use cunes.
Don't use ticklers or dusters.
Don't throw ffour, confetti or any
object or thinn- »* any person.
T es, toy pistols, tor
exploslvos to make
in anyone's face
r ears.
s, drums, tomtoms,
the air hideous.
•ream or use your
jy to create noise
■ilasm.
in'ts you may be
I with, battery or
NEWS
.gent of the Chl
ncy, with head-
Mty, is visiting
• < . He will tour
fore returning
ticket agent of
road at San
1 railroad row.
here with his
re.
let passenger
unset route, Is
i.
agent of the
-■ railroad, is
lty tomorrow.
the holidays
«d by George
r at the offl
!. They are
'nlon Pacific
at Omaha,
reneral pas-
I he Missouri
routes, has
me the du
icket agent
C. Town
relieved ol
I b that office.
■St. Louis,
ienger and
'aclfic and
:he future
cer traffic
rters will
ral ticket
ag H ' ■ 1 and Iron
1 ■ men, . p lnted as
1 1 ticket
take ef
1 Moun-
Dfflce of
. .■> effective
1 person
1 , which
'anuary
anuary
■)r per
'hicago
;'.: s city
of the
rerslde
• New
, •
■j gun-
I con
le to
now
she
San
for
the
DUNKARDS ARE COMING
HERE TO COLONIZE
As a result of the Dunkards' conven
tion held during the summer in Temple
auditorium many of that denomination
are coming to California to reside. The
railroads are making up colonization rates
and agents of the Harrlman lines are
now In Los Angeles.
From Northern California to the west
ern coast of Mexico many of these people
will settle. There is now a thriving
colony at Lordsburg of these Quaker-like
people.
WORD OF ACCOMPLICE
LEADS TO CONVICTION
George Bowers, Scion of Good Fam
ily and Deserter from British
Navy, Found Guilty of
Burglary
George Bowers was yesterday found
guilty of burglary in the first degree
by a Jury in Judge Smith's court and
his sentence was continued until
Thursday. Bowers was charged with
the robbery of the residence of C. C.
Maxon at Seventh and Vernon streets
the night of October 23, carrying away
a pair of field glasses and a large
amount of silverware. The goods were
found In a pawnshop by he police.
The chief witness against Bowers
was C. F. Puckett who has already
confessed that he was Bowers' accom
plice in the robbery. Puckett will ap
pear before Judge Smith today for
sentence.
Bowers, according to information re
ceived by the police, Is of good family.
He is said to be a deserter from the
British navy, and it was stated yester
day had a record as a criminal.
PHONES POLICE ABOUT
TRUNKS; IS ARRESTED
F. C. Houghton, Told to Call at Sta.
tion, Is Charged with Defraud.
Ing an Inkeeper, Mrs.
Alice L. Love
F. C. Houghton, charged with defraud
ing an Innkeeper, was arrested by Lieut.
Charles Dlxon last night.
A warrant charging Houghton with de
frauding Mrs. Alice L. Love out of a
large sum of money was issued December
18, and since that time the police have
been looking for the man. Two trunks
owned by him have been retained at the
station, and last night Houghton tele
phoned about them. He was told the
trunks were there and to call for them.
When he appeared at the station he was
arrested.
THIRTY-TWO NEW CELLS
ADDITION TO COUNTY JAIL
Supervisors Accfept Specifications for
Enlargement and Bids Will Be
Called for Within a
Few Days
Specifications for changes and enlarge
ments at the county Jail were yesterday
submitted to the supervisors and ac
cepted, and bids will be advertised for
in a few days. The changes will add to
the jail for the accommodation of pris
oners twenty-eight single and four
double cells, and as the single cells can
In emergency be made to hold two pris
oners, seventy-two more prisoners can
be provided for than at present.
There are no hospital facilities pro
vided at the Jail at present, and Sheriff
Hammel says he will probably use some
of the new cells for that purpose.
ACCUSED OF COUNTERFEITING;
ENTERS PLEA OF NOT GUILTY
Earl H. Alexander, alias H. C. Rog
ers, yesterday pleaded not guilty to a
charge of counterfeiting in the United
States district court. His case will be
put on the calendar for the next term.
Alexander was arrested at Arcadia in
August and was charged with the
counterfeiting of quarter, half and
one dollar silver coins.
CREDITORS WILL AID
RESUMPTION OF BUSINESS
Time for Payment of Debts of Electric
Heating and Manufacturing Com.
pany to Be Extended and
Cash Advanced
In order that they may be In a pos
to fill a large number of outstandinf
ders, it is said, the plant of the Ele
Heating and Manufacturing comr.
which was placed In involuntary b
ruptcy a week ago by friendly credl
several of the principal stockholders
planning to advance sufficient mono;
a resumption of business. '
The largest creditors have agree
extend the time for the payment of
demands from six months to a yea,
the stockholders take hold of the p
The first move will be the appointi
of a receiver.
WIDOW DEMANDS $15,000
FOR SCAFFOLD'S FALL
Rena J. Bennett Asks Damage;
Contractor for Result of Fata
Accident on San Fran
cisco Building
Rena J. Bennett, administratrix of the
estate of Thomas Davis Bennett, yester
day filed a suit in the superior court
against Sidney Watson, asking damages
of J15.000 for the death of her husband,
who is said to have died as the result
of injuries sustained in the falling of a
scaffold on June 25.
Bennett was employed on a building
being constructed in San Francisco by
Watson at the time he received his In
juries. He was 30 years old and had
been married but a few months.
STEVENS MANUFACTURING
COMPANY IS BANKRUPT
"A- voluntary petition in bankruptcy was
yesterday filed in ■ the ; United States dis
trict •: court ', by ■ Thomas f A.'.,: Cannell J and mi
L . C. Pardee sof j the | Stevens I Manufac- i
turing :; company. i! They ,'f say ;j they *> owe <jfe"
large j debts x which ] they y are unable % ta.
pay, and offer ,to surrender all j the I PuJ^H
erty gln . their | possession ,to * satisf v<r> MB|
far as possible, the claims against JrJi itSßi
The statement accompanying the r^'/jSBH
shows liabilities of $5335 and as^ ; - tjH
Hyman Schafter yesterday flle<V :i i WJWJ
untary petition in bankruptcy '■}/'.' fltti>l
United States district court.': HHr\Apd|
itles are given as $2386, with a£f
$2300.r, '-■,•■.'■■ :••' -' ? ; ■ ' "'FVHf^^B
:.. '■ ■ ' • ', '• ;—«; — « » » ':. t \>-%r£.-i^
PIBGAH HOME TO SERVE « for
MEALS TO 1000 PECM *
Dr. F. E. Yoakum and his co-workers' '.
expect to entertain and furnish meals to
about 1000 needy people on New Year's
day at the Plsgah homo, 6026 Echo street,
Highland Park.
From fifty to sixty workers at the home
will be sent out In the highways and by
wuys ,to lnvlto the needy people to par- I
take of the offering to be placed before'
them at the home.
CHINESE EXCITED WHEN
HIS ROOM 18 ROBBED
Louis San, a Chinese peddler, appeared
at the police station yesterday afternoon
in an excited frame of mmd 1 , and it was
some , time before the authorities could
comprehend what he wanted.
It was finally explained that his r
at the corner of Juan and Apablasa
been entered by burglars early Sue
morning and a purse containing
stolen.
TONGSMEN TO BE TRIED
SEPARATELY FOR MURD
Wong Chong, Charley Wing ;
Charles Sam Ling, the Chinese char
with the murder of Lura Sing, a tai
October 11, pleaded not guilty In Ju 1
Smith's court yesterday and their trl
were set for the week beginning Ma:
2. The men, it was stated by their
torneys, will be tried separately.
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