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NEWS OF NEIGHBORING CITIES
DECORATORS
ARE BUSY
MORE CLASSES IN PARADE THAN
EVER BEFORE
JUDGING WILL BE DONE A3
ENTRIES REACH PARK
PSome of Southern California's Finest
Horses to Participate in Tourna.
ment — Three Rigs to Repre
sent Fire Department
24 East Colorado Street.
I'asaduna Agency.
Sunset Ma::i 27«. Home 2Mo.
PASADENA, 1 Dec. 30.— Decprators are
busily engaged in transforming the
streets and business houses into a bower
of beauty. Pendants and large flags
flutter from the trolley wires while
greenery ami bright colors in cloth are
being used extensively on the store
fronts.
The rain today did not cause the least
anxiety on the part of those engaged in
the herculean task of getting thing"
ready for the New Year's tournament.
A rain a few days prior to the big day
is always welcomed, as it insures no
dust and brightens the flowers so they
will be in fine condition for use in the
decorations.
Up to Saturday night there had been
fifty-six entries of decorated rigs for the
floral parade, while today many more
were added. Prospective entries iiave
until 6 p. m. tomorrow to file their
• turnout with the committee and be as
signed to the proper class. After 6
o'clock olt'iclals say they will receive no
further entries.
Ralph Sklllen, grand marshal, says
there will be no wasting of time in start
ing the parade and he warns all to be
In their allotted places at the specified
time. The column will start on the dot
and those not in line will be barred out.
The parade will leave Colorado street at
Wilson avenue and proceed to the park
instead of going down Mentor avenue.
To Hurry Judging
There are more distinct classes for
the parade than ever this year, and on
this account the judging will take up
more than the usual space of time.
Th 2 judging will be done % as fast as
each division arrives at the park at tho
close of the parade. This work will De
completed in time for a light luncheon
before the chariot races begin.
Entries in the saddle horse division
outnumber all other classes and some
of the finest horses in Southern Cali
fornia will be found in line, decked in
gorgeous materials.
Chief Clifford has decided to sen!
three rigs to represent the fire depart
ment. They are the chemlcfc* from the
Dayton street engine house, an engine
from Villa street and the new hoso
wagon from Dakota street. These
rigs will be decorated tomorrow by the
firemen.
Perhaps the biggest plans of all are
being made by the public schools. Be
sides the high school the list of entries
includes the Roosevelt, the Madison,
the McKinley, the Washington and Al
tadena. Odd designs carrying the most
elaborate decorations are always
chosen by the schools and this year
new ideas are to be introduced.
The Roosevelt school has chosen a sub
ject emblematic of its namesake. There
is to be a huge shield sligthly tilted.
Boys to Be Stars
Little girls will form the lines of red
and white, while boys, each with a huge
star on his breast, will form the stars In
the blue field. Back of the shield Is
to be a picture of the president. On each
side w'll be little girls carrying Teddy
bears. One of the boys will also imper
sonate the president and he will be armed
with tne proverbial big stick.
The Madison school will put on a most
gorgeous spectacle representing a tri
umphal procession of ancient Rome. A
solid phalanx of sixty boys will take part
in this entry and there will be flower
chariots with pretty maidens In Roman
garb. There will also be slaves, licters
and other personages depicting the Ro
man festivals of the ancient days.
PHILANTHROPIST GUEST OF
P, YOUNG WOMEN'S LEAGUE
■fcVolal to The Herald. '. A : .
■AaSADENA. Dec. 30.— The Young Wo
wMl's league this evening tendered a re
*J^^m '■ to 5 Mrs. , Eldrldge' M. ' Fowler ," at
- jß'ague rooms, where . the ; well known
I BWnthronlat ; was ; the center «of , attrac
tej^Hipr several hours. '..,. . .'.;.. ■'■ ; ;■.'•-.
*Ci?4Bi Fowler arrived In Pasadena last
„;>^Bay, ,;>^Bay and is staying at her delightful
' l^homr at Terrace drive and Grove
f ee. .-'BW The receiving committee was
I ' 'HPed of Mrs. Richard Luckey, Mrs.
Helneman, Mrs. William MacCor
lißck,*,Mrs.%W.: J. Williams, : Mrs. M. L.
Dexter, Mrs. pJ. M. Smith, < Mrs. L. 'J.
Fisk. Miss Elizabeth Sanborn, Miss Julia
i : Meeker, Miss . Jessie Leach, : Miss Mary
\ Gates, Miss I Elizabeth j Clark, Miss . Alice
Wynn, Miss M. Seamans, Miss Henrietta
'i Morhardt, Miss ? Jessie M. Obear.
MORE HONORS IN STORE
FOR TOURNAMENT QUEEN
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA. Dec. 30.— More honors are
in store for Miss May Sutton, the tourna
ment queen. She has been asked to open
the new tennis courts at Coronado soon
after New Year's. New courts have been
constructed on the Country club grounds
at Coronado, and it Is proposed to dedi
cate them with pomp and splendor. The
"Coronado Tennis association will pick
the best player on the coast to play
against Miss Sutton, and there will be a
notable gathering of tennis experts on
that occasion.
Y. M. C. A. WILL KEEP OPEN
HOUSE NEW YEAR'S DAY
Special to The Herald.
PASADENA, Dec. 30.— Open house will
be kept at the Y. M. C. A. New Year'B
day. Officials of the association will be
assisted b? the officers of the Ladles'
auxllllary, consisting of Mrs. Mary M.
Comau, Mrs. Ira J. Sykes, Mrs. J. P.
"Baumgurtner, Mrs. C. 8. Chancy, Mrs.
Frances M. Dowllng and Mrs. Lewis H.
Turner. Refreshments will be served by
Misses Belle and Jessie Sams, sisters of
Secretary B. T. Sams of the Y. M. C. A.
v cordial Invitation Is extended to the
nubile.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31. 1907.
THREE MONTHS' VIGIL FOR
THIEF ENDci WITH MISHAPS
Grocer's Pistol Fails, and, Jumping
Over Counter, He Breaks Show.
case — Narrowly Escapes Ar.
rest for Disturbance
Spf clal to The Herald.
SANTA MONICA, Dec. 30.— After hav
ing for moxe than three months lived In
the rear of his grocery store at 207 Front
street in anticipation of a return of
thieves who had twice burglarized the
place, John McConnell believes he would
have caught the robbers at an early hour
this morning but for a series of unfor
tunate raianaps.
W,hen the establishment was looted re
cently the key to the store was carried
away and It was the turning of the miss
ing key in the lock that caused the gro
ceryman to jump from his bed this
morning and prepare to Intercept the
caller. As the door opened McUonne'l
tiled to discharge a six shooter with
which he had provided himself, but tlie
mechanism of the gun failed. He tried
to leap over the counter, Intending to
grapple with the caller, and as a result
of which he fell through- a show case
and then barely escaped arrest on a
charge of disturbing the peace.
A score of the groceryman's neighbors
and the police met him at the door of
his establishment, where he related iik
strange experience, In substantiation of
which he displayed ihe hey to the door
and a heavy club which he said the rob
ber had dropped. McDonnell was unable
to give any description of the Intruder.
ELKS, WITH JINKS, TO
WATCH OLD YEAR OUT
Special to The Heiald.
SANTA MONICA, Dec. 30.-Santa Mon
ica and Ocean Park city officials, to
gether with a large number of the most
prominent business men of this section,
will watch the old year out at the Elks
club house tomorrow night. An elaborate
program of high jinks and special fea
tures oC entertainment haa been arranged.
Henry Martin ol Santa Monica will be
sentenced In the local police court to
morrow morning as the result of his
having been found guilty by a Jury of
disturbing the peace. Martin was ar
rested last Sunday by Patrolman Lips
comb after he had attempted to force
the officer to re;ease Charles Brown,
who had been arrested on a charge of
drunkenness. iLipscomb clubbed Martin
for interfering with him and arrested
him. The jury supplemented Its verdict
with a recommendation for mercy, believ
ing that Martin received part of his
punishment at the time of his arrest.
As the result of a baseball being
thrown through a pane of glass and
striking her in the face, Mrs. George
Huff of 421 Raymond avenue narrowly
escaped the loss of her eyesight yester
day. Mrs. Huff was washing her hands
when the sphere crashed through a
window and particles of the glass struck
her. Although painfully bruised and
cut the injured woman refused to make
any charge against the ballthrower.
Mayor and Mrs. j . H. Dudley will hold
open house New Year's day in honor of
the Misses Alice and Elizabeth Ryan 1 ,
Mrs. Dudley's daughters. The festivities
will be in the nature of a leap year
party. '
From burns which she received by the
explosion of a gasoline stove, Mrs.
Thomas Valenzula died today at the
Santa Monica Bay hospital.
135 WELL DRILLED TOTS
PRESENT "TOYS AWAKE"
SAN BERNARDINO, Dec. 30.— Society
will awaken to unusual activity this
week, following the quiet of Christmas
tide.
Last evening at the opera house "The
Toys Awake," under the auspices of the
Associated Charities of San Bernardino,
pleased a large audience. One hundred
and thirty-live well drilled children were
in the cast. Miss Winifred Coy, Miss
Honor Graham, well known society girls
and singers, took leading parts.
Tomorrow evening the young women's
section of the Woman's club will give a
dancing party at the club hourie. There
will be dancing until 11:30, followed by a
concert to welcomy in the new year. Re
freshments will then be served in the
banquet rooms.
There will be no regular meeting of the
Woman's club on Wednesday. Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock will be given the
annual luncheon for members, under di
rection of the household economic com
mittee, of which Mrs. B. F. Bledsoe is
chairman. Tne affair will be held at the
club house and Mrs. X D. Roberts, the
president of the club, will preside. Fol
lowing the luncheon there will be a re
ception for the new members.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Woods will cele
brate their tifueth anniversary Tuesday
evening. A large number of invitations
have been issued. New Year's day Mr.
and Mrs. Woods will also keep opeu
house.
Mrs. Jonas Woods of Tenth street will
receive New wear's day. Her beautiful
new home will be in festive array for the
occasion. A number of the younger social
set will assist Mrs. Woods in receiving.
The Priscilla club will keep open house
at the home of Mrs. R. F. Garner on
D street.
The Scandinavian society will meet
with Mrs. Gustason of Spruce street
Thursday afternoon and elect officers.
Among the smaller clubs of the clt/
there will be dancing parties on New
Year's eve.
All the schools in the city opened this
morning after two weeks' vacation.
Wednesday will be given as a holiday.
Miss Nellie Sanborn, the deaconess
who has been In this field assisting Rev.
C. M. Crist of the First Methodist church
with his duties and church work for the
past- year, left this mornmg to . resume
her work at the Deaconess' home in Los
Angeles.
Mrs. O. O. Newcombe has returned from
a week's visit to friends and relatives in
Los Angeles and Pasadena.
Miss Coddington, teacher of English, at
the San Bernardino high school, is ill
at her home with tonsllitls. Miss Alice
Young of Redlands is substituting In her
place.
The heaviest frost of the season was
observed this morning throughout this
section of the country.
"One bad thing about hard times," said
Uncle Kben, "is dat a lot o" folks regards
de very mention of 'em as a good excuse
foh takin' a holiday."— Washington Star.
"LAST DAY OF THE PROFIT-SHARING SALE
[""" v, # a r* aa TZm -rsoAMST/ww A, DOING* Today will wind ;up ; one of the most successful
$1.25 Waist Patterns A L/-* &0C ft i^^^Sto^m 3c* sales we ' ve ever P ulled off ~ the s reates t of the
c i m V i 4i/lr. Jr^^Jr I^B^rull Mni '' I ""''*' ;'• ear from a value-giving standpoint, and in
aeventyriVe ai. m.XS^ M^nX^. A EWjb MUMST^Im V^m+/? money-saving qualities. This final offering of
- Beautiful white mercerirefl vrni«t pattern* ( lcnsrtiix " J7"A /vp!h 'h& 1 WtO^Sfw | £»s*^7 trf f^f*P~ Z. JJ bargains is ■ one that will. be welcomed .by « ; dis-
2 % to 3V4 ynr«i»i some nre *iightir noiied from . V jr ff^Jm^' %^^ff ffl [j# M. cerning shoppers and will insure one of the ■
handling) rcKiii.ir retail price ?ijts, pront-nhnring RRjQATttVAV " • '■■.''", -_„ FIFTH ST biggest days of the sale. Don't miss any of
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3 000 Yards 36-Inch Printed Madras YJx. c Mk- . jfi|S| Extraordinary Waist 4Qr
Rcgula/ 25c, Quality, Profit-Sharing Sale I™. 1^ 2 S3w^KsrSt| Offerin £' $1 - 00 aDd $l*sol * 50 ValueS ~ -
A feature today in the wash goods section — 3000 yards of regular Wlif^^WJv^ I I For the last day of the Profit-Sharing Sale we offer, some
2 5c madras will be on sale; 36 inches wide; an extensive line of attrac- '^^J^^^JBC^a. I I matchless waist values ; fine white . lawn, madras, \ cotton I
tive patterns, checks, stripes and figures; very popular goods for shirts jS^^^^^^^^A I cheviots and novelty mixtures; waists that are correct
and shirt waists or wash dresses. Great profit-sharing event. Third floor, /fflfH^H&\ in every detail; all sizes; many different styles: regular
south building, at 12ic yard. • :-,.V r^ -^-.y „ , . ;. ;. .. HHBIW values $1.00, $1.25 and .$1.50, offered at 49c. .7 : ■
1 2& c Percales at 9c 15c Turkish Towels 8 /3 C liß|M&ViJli» ■"■• •■■
Fine percales In light and dark colors; Extra heavy, double thread Turkish W^^lfjWm' W fW''^ $1.25 FlaiMelette iOrf $4.50 Bath d* .*} ft Q
good, serviceable quality; 100 pieces, 12% c towels; good, large size; regular 150 II \ WgJLi/ Xm*/)^! Z. 4-Vi D k n - A '/La Xll
value, on sale at 9c yard. ' value at 8 l-3c. "" :^^^^^|S^? ; I ij(|)KTX\WPirM KlfflOllOS _..„ *S V RObeS ... *r'* » >^V
2 5c Turkish Towels 16c 50c CottOn Batting 33c WltmM^Mlli^^^ 15 ° fla " n « lette klmonos - that solfl Heavy German blanket ; robes,
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nhlejiched Turkish towels; size 25x54; a Large bats, size 72x84; the full size for // BT I <3fUXlB?'&Vl I, M Dill X ' , . ' .
g^ bath room towel; 25c quality at 16c comforts; weight 2 pounds; worth regular "WIuS^RUMW be on the bargain table today for 42; regular J2.50 robe, at
each. 50c, today at 33c. ... . ' SU X ' H « Jlftluillal ll' choice at 49c. *2.98. ,' '■.: /. '.
FALLS INTO OCEAN
IS PICKED UP DEAD
"HEART DISEASE" IS VERDICT OF
PHYBICIAN
Nothing Is Found to Identify Man
Who Fell from Long Beach Pier.
Expired Before Striking
Water
Lon* Beach Office,
23 Lociut avanut.
Phone— Home 260.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 30. — An uniden
tified man was drowned shortly after 6
o'clock tonight. He was sitting on the
end of the pier when he suddenly fell
forward and sank without a struggle.
The body was quickly recovered oy
boatmen and a physician called, but
life was extinct. In the opinion of
the doctor death was probably caused
by heart disease and the man may have
been dead before he struck the water.
The fact that he did not struggle after
striking the water gives color to this
theory.
A search of the dead man's clothing
showed nothing that positively estab
lished his identification. He had a
spectacle case and a portion of a letter
in his pocket. In the case was found
a slip of paper with "George W. Mark,
3858 Ashland avenue," scrawled on !t.
This is supposed to be a Chicago ad
dress. The portion of the letter con
tained the words "Nevada, Missouri,
Dear father." No money was found on
his person, but the style and texture
of clothes indicated he was not pov
ertyrstricken.
He was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighea
IGO pounds, wore a brown mustache
and apparently was 45 years old. His
head was bald. '
The coroner was notified and an in
quest will be held today.
WOMEN MEMBERS OF THE
LIBRARY BOARD DISBARRED
Election Clause of Long Beach Charter
Prevents Mrs. Adelaide Tichenor,
Mrs. J. Resves and Mrs. W.
Schilling from Serving
Special to Tho Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 30.— Mrs. Adelaide
Tichenor, Mrs. Jennie Reeves and Mrs.
William Schilling, who have been mem
bers of the library board for a number
of years, cannot eerve in that capacity
under the new charter, which provides
that "no person shall be eligible to office
who at the time of his election or ap
pointment is not a qualified elector of
the city."
At the time of the framing of the
charter friends of the women requested
the charter board of freeholders to
change the wording of the clause re
garding the library board, so as to allow
the women to retain their positions, and
this was done. The clause which will
make it Impossible for them to serve
crept in under the head of elections.
SAN FRANCISCO DOCTOR
FLEECED IN DICE GAME
Dr. Alexander Mitchell Becomes Inter.
ested on San Pedro Breakwater.
Players Scatter When He
Drops $100
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 30.— Dr. Alexandei
Mitchell, 50 years of age, a physician of
San Francisco, has reported that he was
fleeced out of more than $100 Saturday
afternoon by three men, one of whom en
ticed him out on the breakwater at San
Pedro, where the two other men were
playing a game of dice into which he was
drawn.
He says that his final bet was $100, after
"winning" which the men scattered in
different directions.
Dr. Mitchell is a guest at the Rivera
hotel.
DAKOTA CHECKB IN POCKETS
OF BENNETT'S STOLEN COAT
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. SO.-In a coat
stolen from E. A. Bennett in a local room
ing house last night were two checks,
against the acceptance of which local
merchants and bankers have been
warned. One was for $100.34, drawn by
the Merchants Fire, Insmance company
oi Fargo, 8. D., and the other is drawn
to Mr. Bennett by the Improvement
Dealers' Mutual Fire Insurance company
of Grand Forks, N. D., the amount be
ing 572.
The local encampment of Spanish War
veterans will participate in the Tourna
ment of Roses parade r t Pasadena.
The prosecuting witness In th^ cases
against W. J. Wolff, Dr. W. H. Prittie
and B. Luntig, charged with violating the
liquor ordinance, is Bald to have disap
peared, and it is probable that the cases
will be dismissed.
Entrance to the Craig shipbuilding plani
on the Long Beach harbor can be se
cured hereafter only by passes, the visi
tor agreeing to assumo all risks of in
jury and promising not to engage in con
versation with tho employes.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR K. OF P.
CONVENTION UNDER WAY
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 30.— Henry Shaff
ner, grand keeper of recorua and seals
of the California Knights of Pythias, was
In this city today arranging for the grand
lodge, which will convene here next June.
This will be the first meeting of the grand
lodge In Southern California since 1885.
It Is expected that the attendance will be
by far the largest of any grand lodge
ever held in California.
The committee In charge has practically
decided on a souvenir consisting of a
ribbon badge and pendant. Surmounting
the crossbar Is a California grizzly. Be
low the bar hangs a ribbon of red on
which is a gold medal bearing the em
blematic ranks of the order in blue, yel
low and red with the enameled letters
"F. C. B." Below the ribbon is a pen
dant of gunmetal bearing around the
edges the words "Grand Lodge K. of P.
of California, May, 1908, Long Beach."
Only past chancellors are eligible to
grand lodge honors. Strong efforts will
be made to have the Atlantic fleet at
Long Beach during the gathering.
Col. Adolph of Los Angeles was also
here today to arrange for the meeting of
thj uniform rank. He hopes to- arrange
for a parade of the military branch of
the order during the meeting of the
grand lodge.
CITIZENS MAKE ROAD OF
PORTION OF BREAKWATER
Special to The Herald.
/LONG BEACH, Dec. 30.— The people
living along the breakwater at West
Long Beach held a massmeeting Satur
day night and subscribed $100 to pay for
materials to be used in the making of
a roadway or sidewalk along the top of
the breakwater. Yesterday the people
turned out and worked enthusiastically
at the hard task of roadmaklng. About
500 feet of the rough breakwater was
smoothed down. A half mile remains
yet to be worked" down in the same way.
A 'considerable amount of dynamite has
been purchased to use where necessary.
Heretofore these people have walked
along the narrow bulkhead or literally
crawled over the rocka to their homes.
DR. GRESHAM, ORGANIBT
OF BT. LUKE'S, DIES
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 30.-Dr. Arthur E.
Gresham died this afternoon at his resi
dence at Bishop and Junlpero streets
after a brief Illness, pneumonia causing
death. Dr. Gresham was a native of
England. For a number of years he lived
at Sierra Madre, where he was organist
In the Episcopal church. He had lived
here one year.
He was organist and choirmaster In St.
Luke's Episcopal church. He is survived
by a widow, formerly Miss Ayles of this
city, and two children, a son and a
daughter.
He was about 40 years old. Ha was a
practicing physician with offices in the
First National Bank building.
MARCH 1 LIMIT FOR
LONG BEACH TAXES
Special to The Herald.
LONG BBACH, Dec. 80.— At a special
meeting of the city council this after
noon the time limit for the payment of
taxes was extended until March 1, 1908.
According to the ordinance adopted last
week the time limit would have expired
at midnight tonight.
As a result of the passing of the for
mer ordinance a large amount of money
has found Its way into the citys' coffers
within the past few .days. The city's
finances are now .in splendid condition.
It is asserted that the city does not owe
a dollar.
A. L. SONDEREGGER MAY
BE MADE CITY ENGINEER
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 30.— 1t is rumored
that A. L. Sonderegger, chief engineer
for the Los Angeles Dock and Terminal
company, will be made city engineer un
der the Incoming city administration.
The appointment of the city engineer
will be in the hands of the public works
committee. ■
BUTTER, EGGB, SAUSAGES
AND CIGARS FORM LOOT
Special to The Herald.
LONG BEACH, Dec. 30.— The grocery
store of George F. Cates on West Eighth
street was entered last night by burglars
who helped themselves to butter, eggs,
sausages and cigars.
The room of Henry Johnson at 337
Locust avenue was entered last night and
$27 was taken from his clothing.
Mrs. Fannie Clapham, proprietor of the
Wilsonia, at Third and Pine, has re
ported the theft of a diamond ring, a gold
watch, Masonic pin, gold chain and
charm, valued at several hundred dollars,
from her apartment.
STOLE BICYCLE IS CHARGE;
ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES
Special to The Herald.
POMONA, Dec. 30.— Under custody of
Constable Blanker a man giving the
name of Edgar Pitoher was today
brought from Los Angeles, charged with
the theft of a bicycle belonging to Wil
liam Draper from the Palomares hotel
last Friday night. Pitcher will be trted
tomorrow.
GRIFFITH FLA YED IN
SHEPHERD'S LETTER
REFUSAL TO DEBATE IN PUBLIC
THE CAUSE
"Claims of Victory Were Amusing and
on Pap with Your Sincerity,"
Declares Division
Leader
Portions. Office,
17 S. Thomas street.
Review building.
Home phono 3332. Sunset Main 4
POMONA. Dec. 30.— Anent the refusal
of A. P. Griffith of Azusa to engage in
a public debate, Dr. R. P. Shepherd has
given out this open letter:
"A. P. Griffith, Azusa: Dear Sir— Your
candor at least Is refreshing. We are all
surprised that you publicly confess to
have been waging a campaign of per
sonalities. While we know that neither
you nor your party seek ta dodge any
Issue in this campaign, nevertheless we
haven't been able In any matter what
ever to get you in a public discussion of
the merits of this question. Your claims
to have won the campaign are merely
amusing and about on a par with your
sincerity In referring to the Master and
then quoting General Grant. Your con
fidence in your campaign Is manufac
tured and we are complacently awaiting
the day when you will cease trylDg this
casn by personalities and come to an
official showdown. Yours,
"R. P. SHEPHERD."
These last words, "come to an official
showdown" strike the keynote of the
fight of the dlvlsionists. Petitions and
rumors of petitions there are, but In no
wise do they disconcert or dishearten the
heundreds of workers for a new county.
It is their undivided opinion that a meas
ure of such far-reaching consequence as
that of division should be settled at the
polls, where outside "Interests" may ex
ert no influence, and they declare that
no law like that legislated by Senator
Willis shall stand in the way of euch
settlement.
MUMMERS SlNti AT OLD.
FASHIONED CHRISTMAS PARTY
Special to The Herald.
POMONA, Dec. 30.— A regular old
faohloned Christmas party took place to
night at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Carlton Beaver, 149 East Holt street.
Dancing and dining and games and mov
ing pictures were in order during the
evening. Suggestive of the yule season
in England three centuries ago were
"mummers," who, arrayed in ridiculous
costumes, passed from one room to an
other, mingling with the people and
chanting sweet Christmas refrains.
The Seavers plan to entertain In this
manner each Christmas. Tonight's af
fair was a decided success. Present wera
two hundred guests from Pasadena,
Claremont, Los Angeles, Long Beach,
Ontario and Pomona.
The travelers' section of the Ebell met
this afternoon at the home of Miss Effie
Kelly on North Main street. Plans are
under way for the production of a
Shakespearean play In June.
The young women of the Fruit and
Flower mission entertained tonight at
the First Methodist church. Arthur Bet
tin, the boy choir singer of Los An
geles, appeared on the program. It was
a largely attended and thoroughly en
joyable gathering.
PROTEST AGAINST ACCEPTANCE
OF POMONA PAVING
Special to The Herald.
POMONA, Dec. 30.— The following pe
tition has been presented to the street
superintendent, asking him no.t to accept
the paving work on Third and Thomas
streets:
"Pomona, Cal., Dec. 27, 1907.
"Mr. S. C. Blanker, City Street Superin
tendent, City.
"Dear Sir: We, the undersigned citizens
of Pomona and property owners fronting
on Third street between Garey avenue
and Gordon on Thomas street, from
Third street to First street, as well as
the alleys adjoining these properties, for
which a contract was lately made with
Lon Fleming for asphalting said streets,
on behalf of ourselves as individuals and
as the committee representing the prop
erty owners on said streets, do hereby
represent to you that we believe the
work on said streets was not properly
done according to the contract and ob
ject to your acceptance of the same In
its present condition. J. Albert Dole,
J. E. McComas, F. H. Osier. P. J. Dreher
& Co., AY. W. Midgley, W. H. Poston,
E. C. Bichowsky, for Pomona Imple
ment company."
DR. J. B. SANDS CHOSEN
OCEAN PARK TRUSTEE
Special to The Herald.
OCEAN PARK, Dec. 80.— Dr. J. B.
Sands, who established the Venice Drug
company here and who waa one of the
first medical practttlonera t* locate In the
Ocean Park district, was elected at a
special meeting of the city trustees this
evening to the vaoancy caused on the
board through the death rocently of A.
Ed Robinson, 'ihe new trustee took no
„ , 1 1 -1 in the recent disincorporate
electlo'n campaign and was looked upon
by the supporters of both parties as hav
ing little interest In the proceedings.
VICTIM OF ROBBERS
FOUND UNCONSCIOUS
Lies All Night In Vacant *Lot Before
Body Is Discovered by a
Party of Searchers
W. H. Reynolds, night watchman for E.
H. Howard, a contractor, was assaulted
and robbed early yesterday morning by
two unidentified ruffians, who, after beat-
Ing their victim Into unconsciousness,
threw him into a vacant lot.
He was found by Polloemen Jarvis and
Yarrow after a search lasting more than
half the night.
So crazed was he for a drug he used
he punctured his arm with a pin and en
deavored to quiet his nerves by inserti:.g
several grains of morphine.
Near the victim, and groaning from the
cold, William Mac Donald, said by the
police to be a drug slave, was found. He
had endeavored to go to the rescue of his
friend, but weakened by the use of mor
phine and having none with which to re
new his energy, he dropped from exhaus
tion, and the old comrades, aged respec
tively 50 and 55 years, passed the night
within a few feet of each other.
Reynolds claims that about 9 o'clock
Sunday night two men called on him and
asked to be shown where they might
dump rubbish.
He lett his house with the intention of
showing them where they might unload
their wagon. He had gone but a few
steps when he was struck on the head
with a blunt Instrument. He was knocked
unconscious by the blow. The ruffians
then robbed him of a small amount of
money.
The assault was witnessed by Mrs.
Houston, who lives near. She summoned
the police.
WITHOUT FUNDS, ILL,
ATTEMPTS SUICIDE WITH GUN
Laborer Rents Room and Fires as
Landlord Leaves Him — Will
Be Blind if He Sur.
) vives
11, without employment and without
funds, Robert Gamble, a laborer forty
years of age, attempted to end his life
in a room at 123% Eas^ First street early
last night.
Gamble visited the lodging house about
8 o'clock. He inquired for a room and
when shown one, accepted it without
question.
"I will pay for this in the morning," he
said, and stepping inside, locked the
door.
A moment later the landlord heard a
pistol shot, and rushing back to the room
forced the door. Gamble was lying
stretched on the floor, having shot him
self In the head.
The wounded man was rushed to the
receiving hospital, where physicians per
formed an operation In the hope of sav
ing his life. They say the man has one
chance in a thousand to live, but, if he
does not lose his life, he will be blind in
both eyes.
CITY GRANTS TAXPAYERS
ANOTHER MQNTH'S DELAY
End of the Year Rush to Pay Will
Enable Municipality to Meet
Its December Obli
gations
The council yesterday passed and Mayor
Harper immediately signed an ordinance
extending the tax paying time to January
27 as the period of delinquency date.
All day double lines of taxpayers tllea
into the collector's office paying their
taxes, not knowing that the time limit
had been extended.
The finance committee of the council
believes that with the moneys that came
in yesterday and will naturally come in
today all December demands can be met
so that with the January accessions of
cash the city will not lose much by the
concession.
This limit corresponds with the time
limit for county taxes.
FOUR HUNDRED COUPLES TO
BE IN CALICO GRAND MARCH
Special to The Herald.
.■. .■ OCEAN ; PARK, Dec. 30.— Invitations ■ to
the 5 Calico ; ; party i to t be ~ held i tomorrow
evening : " at the Horseshoe j pavilion \ have
been forwarded "• on v request -j to i eociety
bodies iat | Pasadena, Hollywood < and \ Los
Angeles ' and the indications - are that |th 3
function ; will ibe ' one of the ' most largely
attended of any recent event of a similar
character. in I the :| beach ■ section. Calico
ties f and I dresses :' of -. the same i material
will ' be worn by local ' young people who
will I have I leading I parts . In ; the | arrange
ments. ,-. A grand : march, In which ': it <ix
expected *. 400 < couples \ will t participate, is
to be the feature of . the i evening. H
:■•■ ' ■'.■-:. ' , "i» « » — ■■ : ' .
Balking Car
Redd: "Does your automobile ever
balk?"
Greene: "Well, I should say it did!
Why, only yesterday we came to a sign
by the roadside, which said: 'Slow
down. Do not go over eight miles an
hour." And, do you know, the pesky
machine balked and wouldn't go an
other yard!" — Yonkers Statesman.
7
FRANCHISE ISSUES
WORRY COUNCILMEN
EQUITY 'AND LAW ENTER INTO
SAN PEDRO CASE
City Attorney Advises Forfeiture af
South Park Line in Entirety,
but Lawmakers Urge
Fair Play
The council yesterday deferred for two
weeks action on the report of Iht: city
attorney concerning the San Pedro and
South Park trolley franchise.
The Los Angeles Railway company
built the section of the line beyond
Thirtieth street, over which litigation
arose, when there were no streeta and
houses to the south. In those d;iya a.
few ranches, three houses and about
twenty-five population constituted the
only business attraction to a trolley
company in that area now populous,
paved and develoi>ed.
The city's legal department holds that
the entire franchise must be put up at
auction and sold In view of the recent
court decision on the franchise case,
while the trolley company's attorneys
say only the section beyond Thirtieth
street should be auctioned.
Several of the councilmen, notably
Wallace, Blanchard, Peaso, Dromgold,
Clampitt and Yonkin, were of the opin
ion that the company had acted In good
faith in constructing the various sections
of the line and they construed the for
feiture clause to apply only to the south
erly extension.
Attorney William Dunn, who waa city
attorney when the franchise was grant
ed, said neither 'the Los Angeles nor
any other trolley company would have
accepted a franchise under the conditions
by which the forfeiture clause had ap
plied to the whole line.
"The paving of the streets alongside
the tracks has cost more than the road
has paid," said Mr. Dunn.
"Then perhaps you do not want the
franchise," said Mr. -Wallace.
"Oh, yes we do, 1 ' was the answer.
"We expect to make it pay in time."
City Attorney Hewitt declined to be
drawn into a question of legislative pol
icy, saying ha handled the legal points
only.
It was then decided to look into the
case more carefully to see if any other
franchises would be affected if the coun
cil considered the equity rather than the
strict law in the San Pedro-South Park
franchise.
HEARD AROUND
HOTEL CORRIDORS
Joseph W. Pressey of Rochester, N. T..
accompanied by his wife, is a guest at
the Alexandria. Mr. Presaey is a promi
nent business man of the eastern city.
Mr. and Mrs. George XT. Hind of San
Francisco are registered at the Alexan
dria. They left the northern city a short
time ago In an automobile, intending to
make the trip to this-clty In the machine,
but on account | of a breakdown wera
compelled to finish the journey by train.
E. Velasco and family of Mexico are
stopping at the Westminster. Mr. 'Velas
co Is minister of railways of Mexico and
has been touring the northern part of
the state in his private car. studying the
railroad methods of this state. He will
remain In Los Angeles for several weeks.
George Calhoun of Goldfleld. Nev.. is
registered at the Hollenbeck. Mr. Cal
houn is a well known business man of
that city.
J. A. Hanna of Cleveland. Ohio, !« a
guest at the Angelus. He Is accompanied
by his wife and daughter.
Frank Harrison of England is regis
tered at the Van Nuys. Mr. Harrison, in
company with his wife, will visit points
of Interest in Southern California before
leaving the coast.
F. B. Lloyd, a prominent Insurance man
of San Francisco, is stopping at the Al
exandria. He 1b accompanied by his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd have recently re
turned from an extended eastern tour.
A. H. Mayne, a well known mining man
of Goldfleld, Nev., is registered at the
Angelus.
W. M. Phelps of Hartford, Conn.. Is a
guest at the Lankershlm. Mr. Phelpa
represents a large automobile concern of
Hartford.
R. L. Colburn of Goldfleld, Nev., ar
rived In Los Angeles yesterday and !«
stopping at the Alexandria. Mr. Colburn
has large Interests In the famous Mo
hawk mine. He Is accompanied by his
wife.
J. C. Abromet and wife of New York
have taken apartments at the Angelus.
Mr. Abromet is a prominent paper man
ufacturer of the metropolis.
J. T. Overbury of Oakland is a guest
at the Alexandria. Mr. Overbury is In
terested in mining property in the Bull
frog district.
H. G. Durand of the United States for
est survey arrived In Los Angeles yes
terday and la stopping at the Hollenbeck.
John Bowles, a prominent lumberman
of Toledo, Ohio, is registered at the Al
exandria. He is accompanied by his wife
and two daughters and will remain In
Los Angeles for several months.
O. H. Stanton, president of tha bank of
Cucamonga, la a guest at the Hollen
beck.
W. A. Starr and wife of Oakland are
stopping at the Alexandria. Mr. Starr is
Interested in Bullfrog mining propel
and has large holdings In that district.

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