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AMOXC? the many delightful house
parties of last evening, where
friends gathered to watch the old
year out and the new year In, was that
at which Dr. Walter Llndley and Mrs.
IJndley were hosts at their handsome
home, 2007 South Flgueroa street
The company was bidden In compli
ment to twelve gentlemen, who have
been for some time connected with the
California hospital as resident phy
sicians, namely: Doctors 8. J. Quint, C.
W. Pierce, John M. Dunsmoor, C. W.
Decker, J. T. 11. Allan, Harris Garcelon,
W. L. Moloney. H. M. Voorhoes, J. R.
French. Asked to meet them were
other members of the medical profes
sion and their wives, with a few other
The guests gathered just before 9
o'clock when supper was served In the
dining room, the three tables being
bright with the Christmas coloring of
■carlet and green An informal pro
gram of music and "stunts" filled the
remaining time until 12 by the clock,
•when a formal greeting- was extended
to the now year.
The guests partaking of Dr. and Mrs.
"tilndloy's hospitality were Doctors and
Mesdames S. J. Quint, C. W. Pierce, Ar
thur F. Godin, Donald Skeel, Francla
I* Anton, Raymond G. Taylor, Alfred
Fellows, John M. Dunsmoor. C. W.
Deckpr, J. T M. Allan, Harris Garce
lon, W. L.. Moloney; Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Kltchln, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Both
well; Miss Julia 13. Monette, Doctors
H. M. Voorhees, J. L. Lowman, O. P.
Sundin, J. R. French.
The New Tear's ball given at the Con
cordia club last evening was one of the
elaborately appointed functions of the
Beautiful floral and electric effects ob
tained in the ballroom, where the vivid
red of polnsettlas and carnations vied
with a myriad incandescent lights and
ropes of sm lax gave a strong contrast
of color. Flowers and all decorations In
the diningroom x _re of a soft rosy pink.
Special guests of honor were Jwo young
women who mad" their formal entrance
Into society last evening. Mist Amy Hell
nian, daughter of Mrs. 11. W. Hellman
of 938 South Hill street, and Miss Florence
Marks, granddaughter of Mrs. Hannah
Hamburger, of 1147 South Flower street,
who has Just returned from a nine
months' European trip with her mother.
Miss Hellman wore a beautiful Imported
gown of white chiffon made empire with
garniture of coEtly lace and pink baby
rosea. The name tiny blossoms were
worn in her hair. Miss Marks was also
In an Imported robe of white tulle, em
broidered with gold beads and showing
here and there effective touches of orange
Informal House Dance
'. Godfrey Holterfcoff, jr., entertained
fo*lher daughter, Mlsa Leila, last even
irg at the handsome family residence on
i Adams street, the occasion being
an informal dance and the guests mem
bets of the younger social tt» to the
number of nearly 100.
In Ne.v Home
Mr. and Mrs. H. Z. Osborne. jr.. have
moved Into t-.elr new home, 3006 Leeward
avenue, corner of Westmoreland. Mrs.
ntbornu will receive informally Friday,
January 3, and the first Friday of each
Visiting in Los Angeles
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Lull of Sracramento,
arrived on the Owl yesterday morning and
are located at Hotel Woodward. Mr.
Lull Is head of the western division of
the United States department of tor
Welcoming Small Son
Mr. and M.s. E. T. E»rl are receiving
congratulations on the birth of a ton,
who made his advent the day before
Cookie Shine for Sorority
The Alumnae club of PI Delta Phi will
give a cookie thine at the home of Mrs.
J. C F&rwell, 900 South Union avenue,
Thursday at 1 o'clock. In compliment to
the active members who are home for
the holidays. Ail I'l Dell . Phi members
In the city ;-re invited.
Christmas in Paris
Mr. and Mrs. harry Clifford Lott, who
have been in Europe since last April, ex
pect to start Tor home in March. They
pasted Christmas in Paris.
iMias Elizabeth Westgate of Alameda,
who has been the guest of Mrs. Wll.iam
Baurhyte of W£i West Edgeware road,
will leave Saturday for her northern
home. Miss Westgate is returning from
the east, where she has been the pupil
Df the famous pianist, Joseffy.
Mrs. George F. Prince of 909 East
Twenty-seventh street 13 entertaining her
brother, Benjamin J. Green of the U. S.
navy, who lias been enjoying a shore
|ai .■• of three months. Mr Green, who
during his visit lius been widely enter
tained, is expecting his recall about the
middle of the month.
Over 500 invitations were sent out by
Chief Clerk Larm o" the Lankershim for
the New Years eve ball held there last
night. Dancing began at 9 o'clock and
continued until midulght, when the light!
w.re turned down an 1 an electric sign
reading "Happy New Year" was dis
Then down the main stairway came a
figure of th ; old year closely followed by
.a tiny girl representing the year 1908,
who drove the poor old year about until
he tlnally fled through the door into the
The marriage of M.ss Jessie liolle Mc-
Ciaiu and Charles C. Burres was solem
nized last evening at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Me-
CI-.111. 417 East Forty-first street, by Rev.
O. M. Andrews of the Woodlawn Avenue
M' tluidlst church. Miaa Bertha McClain
uttc-nded her sister, and Harry McClain
stood with the groom. Miss Margaret
Howie carrltJ the ring. \V. H. Boothley,
Ralph Mc^laln and Norman Kellogg
ushered. Mendelssohn's wedding march
as rendered and Miss Rosalie Maetsky
sang "That's Whet the Rose Said to
The bride was gowned In white mar
quisette over taffeta, wltn veil and orange
blossoms, and canted a bouquet of while
rocee. The brlde<mald was In pink silk
und carried pink rnses.
After the ceremony supper was served
and later Mr. and Mrs. Burres went to
their new home, 680 East Fortieth street
New Year's Dance
The Leonidas club gave a New Year's
dance last night at Kramer's.
New Year's Eve Entertaininn
.Vir. and Mrs. Sidney Lee CJrover enter
tained a company last evening of about
thirty at their home, 82S> South Burlington
avenue, various gumes providing enter-
Two Debutantes at New Year's Eve Concordia Club Ball
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MISS FLORENCE MARKS
A DOUBLE wedding took place last
night at midnlglu at the home of
Mrs. Grace T. Stedman, 1501 Georgia
street, the vows being pronounced just
as the new year was ushered In. The
contracting parties were Miss Rose F.
ogden and vane Stedman, both of this
ami tfiM Edith Hits, formerly of
Seattle, and Hukli Whaley. The house
was bright with Christmas bells, smllax
and holly berries, and the ceremony took
place In the parlor under a bower of red
crepe paper. Miss Verr.a Stfdman at
tended Miss Ogden and Miss Linda Lin
bloom served '. Isb Berg n bridesmaid.
The service was read by Rev. Edwin R.
Brown, assistant pastor of Temple Bap
tist church, in the pretence of about six
ty guests. For the wedding march Mis*
Christine Nelson played "The Sweetest
Story Ever Told." Following the cere
mony refreshments were served in the
dining room, where the decorations were
In green. _--
Mies Ogden chose for her wedding
gown pale blue messallne over taffeta
and carried white carnations, while Miss
Herg wore cream silk over taffeta and
her bouquet was of white roses.
After a short trip to nearby points the
young people will return to the' city to
make their home. Mr. Steilman is pro
prietor of the National BJlectrlo works In
this city and Mr. Whaley is connected
with Braver & Krohn.
tr.inment tint!] the clock struck 12. Assist
ing the hosts Ir. entertaining was Mrs
Urovr's sister. Mrs. G. H. MacGinnls
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Grover enter
tained in compliment to Miss Flora
Hunter of San Francisco, the-topuse truest
of Mrs. W. W. McLeod of West
Informal Luncheon Club
Mrs. Walter Ambrose of the Elrlen
apartments entertained an Informal
luncheon club of which she is a member
yesterday afternoon. The guests were
Mmes. Richard lltimann. John Donnell,
Raymond Bradiord, A. Oliver, Frank
Yoakum, Misses Ethel Fraser, Blanche
Chenot, Mildred Thomas and Grace Carr.
Sorority Housewarming -
Entre Nous sorority of the University
of Southern California are giving a house
warming at the fraternity house Satur
day afternoon. Members of the faculty
will be special guests, and among the
young women who are to assist will be
Misses Hazel Hill, Mabel Vale. Ethel
Hogan and Olive Sullivan.
Mrs. E. E. Teter, 900 West Thirty
sixth street, announces the marriage of
her daughter, Miss Emmadele Teter, to
Claude Otis Henry, the ceremony having
taken place in Christ Episcopal church
Sunday evening. Rev. Baker P. Lee read
the service of the English church, and
guests Included only members of the two
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Front rovk, beginning en left of picture: Dr. C. W. Pierce, Dr. Sumner J. Quint, Dr. John M. Dunsmoor, Dr H. G. McNeil, Dr. William R. Molony.
Rear row, beginning on left of picture: Dr. Fielding, Dr. H. M. Voorhees, Dr. J. T. M. Allan, Dr. C. W. Decker, Dr. G. A. Harry Garcelon, Dr. J.
Roilin* French, Dr. J. E. Jenkins. i
LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY riORNING, JANUARY 1, 1008.
t* .■■■'■' ;■
MRS. VANE STEDMAN,
Who before her marriage last evening
was Miss Rose Ogd-n
MAKES REPORT OF
POTENTATE FLINT TELLS OF
Poor in Many Districts Made Happier
Through Remembr?nct of Shrlners'
Santa Clau- — Jeffries
"But lfa« Greateit of theee la Charity."
M. H. Flint, potentute of Al Malalknh
FORMER RESIDENT PHYSICIANS, CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL, LOS ANGELES
MB HF if i J Mm w^B MwH
'I ■ I■ I «!^Hh|
MISS AMY HELL.MAN
temple, has made the following report of
th" charity work done by the Shrlners at
"Every member of our temple through
out our Jurisdiction Is earnestly requested
to Investigate the needs of his neighbors,
and If he finds any family or person,
without regard for creed, race or color,
who will not receive a visit from Santa
Claus, notify your potentate what funds
will be required to assist in making this
family or person a little happier by some
necessary Christmas gift or supplies for
a Christmas dinner, and your potentate
will send you a check to purchase what
ever Is required. On account of the de
m.-.nds which will be made upon us no
check will be sent in excess of *3 to
"In looking around don't forget that we
are particularly anxious to assist little
children who look forward to the visit
of Santa Claus, but perhaps this year
something may prevent his visit unless
w • assist.
"Please do not forget to write the poten
tate freely about the eases in which you
are Interested, and the check will be sent
you and it will b» your duty to buy the
Christ gifts and make some one's
Christmas brighter p.nrl tinnier.
"Al Malaikah temple last year built a
cottage at the Barlow sanitarium, and we
now contribute each month to this splen
did institution the amount necessary to
pay the cost of maintenance of the two
unfortunates who may occupy the two
teds In our cottage."
In response to this notice over 100 mem
bers of Al Malaikah temple, from the ter
ritory of Bakersfield and San Luis Oblspo
south to the Mexican border, write the
potentate advising of some cases where
Christmas cheer was required, and checks
of $5 each were mailed to our members
to personally see that the canes. under
their observation were properly provided
December 18 the Associated Press an
nounced the following order Issued by
the postmaster general:
"Ordered. That hereafter and until the
close of the first day of January, 1908.
postmasters are directed to deliver all
letters arriving at their respective post
offices addressed plainly and unmistak
ably to Santa Claus without any other
terms or expressions identifying the per
son to whom such letters are intended.
to any vffularly organized charitable so
ciety In the city or town of address, to be
used exclusively for philanthropic pur
poses. In the event that claim should be
made by more than one such society for
letters so addressed, such letters will be
equally divided according to number be
tween or among the societies making such
No charitable organization having made
demand for these letters I, as potentate
of Al Malalkah temple, decided that our
shrine should take up the work, and 529
letters addressed to Santa Claus were
received, every request contained therein
being carefully investigated and every
worthy case haa hail attention.
Hundreds of children who otherwise
tvould have had no Christmas were made
merry by gifts, selected according to their
own deslrea as set forth In their pleaa to
Santa Clauc, and, in addition, nuts and
candy were supplied to all.
Clothing and shoes for every needy case
were furnished, and large quantities of
groceries were delivered as Christmas
presents to the parents of the poor chil
Over fifty parcels were sent by express
and mail to children living outside of the
city of Los Angeles—as many of the little
ones In the nearbyiclties addressed their
communications tdp3anta Claus, Los An
What a mother of five little children
living in Hollywood wrote:
"I wish to express my gratitude of
your kindness In sending the children the
presents they aaksd for In their letter to
Santa Claus. You made their Christmaj
such a happy one, and we are Indeed
grateful to the Shriners. If you could
have seen the Joy these toys gave them
you would be Daid for your trouble in
Dear Santa—l received the nice doll
buggy you sent me, and the bigr bag of
candy and nuts, and thank you very
much for It, and I hope you will make
somebody else as happy Christmas as me.
Wall, I must say good by; give my love
to yourself.—From a little girl.
My Dear Santa Ciaus—You are so very
kind that I thank you so much for those
lovely presents you gave me. I shall
never forget the first Christmas In Cali
fornia, you made me so happy. I wish
I could send you something too. I shL.ll
write my papa what you brought me.—
From a little boy.
Will you accept the thanks of we
"grown ups" for the pleasure you gave
these poor children here In Manhattan.
The youngsters* firmly believe It was
*<Santa" who sent their boxes—all of
which have been received—and their joy
Is unbounded* So on behalf of them ai*d
the few of us who know, I thank you
most heartily—From a lady at Manhat
tan Beach to Santa Claus and his helpers.
To those who assisted in this splendid
work of making the hundreds of poor
little children and their parents happy
at Christmas tide, I desire to express my
deep and Blncere appreciation.
Several ladies worked days and nights
in this glorious work and a number of
the postal employes after twelvo hours
of their arduous duties worked many
hours for the little children.
To those who loaned automobiles I feel
that our shrine la under lasting obllga
This report will complete my two years
of service us potentate of Al Malalkah
temple, which have been the most pros
perous and successful In our history, and
us 1 turn over the Ravel to my successor,
Noble William P. Jeffries, I bespeak for
him the same courtesy and co-operation
tnat you have always shown to me.
STATE BOND SALE
HALF MILLION DISPOSED OF AT
Indorsement of Aqueduct Project by
Commonwealth Adds Value to
the $23,000,000 Issue of
The city council, In special session yes
terday afternoon, confirmed the sale of
$510,000 of Owens river adequate bonds to
the state board of examiners at Sacra
mento, word reaching the city official*
by wire ut 3 a'clock that the deal had
The session was llrst called In tho
morning, but the final telegram hail not
come then, and another session was held
at 4 o'clock, the council's action being
merely a formal though necessary step.
City Treasurer C. 11. Hanco and Ad
visory Counsel W. B. Mathews of the
adequate board are In Sacramento to
cloaa the negotiations.
This substantial indorsement by the
stale of the big water project will go far
In the eyes of bond Investors In showing
the worth of the securities.
The special business of tho council was
divided Into two classes.
One clause was "to receive and take
action on the report of the city treasurer
of the pnle ami delivery December 31.
1907. to the p-ate board of examiners of
the state of Culifornla for the state of
California of $510,000 water 'works bonds
of the city of Los Angeles, being the
Initial part of the issuo of J23.000.00n bonds
authorized at the special election held In
said city June 12, 1907."
The second clause was "jto consider and
take action upon an ordinance ratifying
and confirming the Bale and delivery to
tho state board of examiners of the state
of California for said state of 1510.000
water works bonds of said city, being the
Initial part of the issue of J23.000.000 bonds
of June 12 last."
WILL INSTALL MILES OF
PHONI AND POWER LINES
Contracts will be entered into shortly
by the board of public works for supply
ing materials for the telephone and power
lines In Los Angeles-Owens river aqueduct
One line will extend from Saugus to
Elizabeth lake and another from Mojave
to Owens lake.
About 600 miles of lines are projected.
The cost Is estimated at $120 a mile, or
$60,000; but It will result in a great saving
of time to the men on the work, thus
more than paying for itself.
TO REIMBURSE EMPLOYES
WHO DISCOUNTED WAGES
The city will reimburse city employes
who were obliged to pay Interest to t.ie
Lo^ Angeles banks which discounted their
pay checks during the recent stringency.
City Auditor W. C. Mushet asked the
city council to authorize him to create a
fund from which to reimburse the men,
and It will cost about $4000 to do so.
LUMMIS SAVES CITY THOUSANDS
Reforms and Economy Increase Cir.
culation and Registration With
out Corresponding Expan.
slon In Expenses
The annual report of the public library
directors, tiled yesterday, pays high tri
bute to the efficiency and economic abil
ity of Librarian Charles F. Lummls in
the management of the Log Angeles pub
lic library, eleventh largest In -the United
States. This library la one of twenty
two existing In the flower city.
In registration the troublesome red
tape of the past has been removed by a
simplification which saves more than the
salary of the librarian In actual cost, and
greatly facilitates the public convenience.
After consultation with the leading li
brarians it was decided by the board to
Issue borrowers' cards at once to any
person In the current city directory of
Los Angeles or to any one guaranteed by
any person In the directory. This re
form, put In operation on November 4,
1907, brought the largest registration the
library ever had.
In the reblndlng of library books an
economy of $6000 to $7000 a year has been
effected. Three bidders are in constant
competition In placing indestructible bind
The purchase of books has now become
a large Item, amounting In the present
year to $18 300. This is being safeguarded
by making a department of book orders
with a formal requisition system.
There has been progressive economy the
last year In purchases. In all buying
more favorable figures have been re
Referring to Librarian Lummls the di
rectors' report says:
We extend to our librarian our
hearty and grateful thanks for his
untiring energy and constant and
assiduous attention to duty.
The city of Los Angeles Is particu
larly fortunate In possessing as libra
rian a man of such marked ability,
great resourcefulness and agresslve
Hardly a meeting of this board is
held without receiving from him a
suggestion or recommendation of a
He Is certainly a builder and Is
never satisfied to follow a policy
which oftlmes Is designated by some
as 'conservative,' but which, In fact,
stands only for mediocrity.
We hope that we will have the good
fortune of his services for many years
A Safe Cnush Itledlc-lue (or Children
In buying a cough mtedicine for chil
dren nover bo afraid to buy Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. There Is no dan
ger from It and relief is always sure
to follow. It is especially valuable for
colds, croup and whooping cough.
Young's Market Company
450 South Broadway . . 900 South Ma/h Street
Desire to thank their friends for their valued flktronage during
the past year and
Wish Them All a Happy and Prospers New Year
HALF A HUNDRED CASES AWAIT
ENTIRE DAY DEVOTED ALMOST
EXCLUSIVELY TO THEM
Many Interlocutory Decrees Granted.
Grounds Alleged Show Great
Variety, Cruelty Pre.
Almost every department of the su
perior court of Los Angeles hns its quota
"f divorce easts to be tried with the be
ginning of the new year, and rach day
■cci an additional grist of suits asking
for the untying of the marital knot.
There are now pending almost a half
hundred divorce suits, and even with tho
greatest expediency In disposing of them,
many weeks must elapse before this list
is cleared from the calendar.
Yesterday most of the departments
were occupied In trying cases of this
character, a number being disposed of.
After listening to the story of Mrs.
Jesse B, Potter, who sought a divorce
from Earle H. Potter on the grounds of
cruelty. Judge Wilbur yesterday grouted
the decree and allowed Mrs. Potter to
take her maiden name. Mrs. Potter said
her husband wanted her to wear the
costume of a ballet girl In a moving pic
ture show with which he was connected
at Riverside. She said while she was
working in a department store In Los
Angeles, her husband called at the store
and choked her until she wss hlack In
the face. Other employes of the store
corroborated her testimony.
Ethel Taylor, whose suit occupied thrpn
days last week In Judge Houser's court.
wns yesterday granted a d)vorce and
Riven the custody of a little boy. Rid
ley V. Taylor was ordered to contribute
J35 a month fnr the support of his former
wife and child, and will be allowed to
see the boy once a week. Cruelty was
the grounds for the suit.
"Make Up with New Year"
A decree wns denied Pearl Smith, who
wanted to be divorced from Clarence
V, Smith, on the grounds of cruelty.
Judge Bordwell, after listening all day to
the evidence In the case, told the woman
to start in the new year by "making up"
with her hushand. The couple's marital
trouhlcs began with onnrrels over money
matters. From a loving hushand, who
helped her wash the dishes and cook the
meals, he had become an tihsentee from
his home, coming home late and leaving
early In the morning, and acting In such
a manner that she wns, she declared,
compelled to leave him in August.
Mrs. Verna J. Merrlfleld. who was mar
ried to J. P. Merrlfield In lowa In 1902,
aired her troubles In Judge Houser's
court, hut to no avail, and a decree of
divorce was denied. Merrlfleld. she said,
had an extremely bad temper and was
desperately jealous. While he was In the
hardware business at Woodland she was
compelled to depnd on her parents for
necessities. At one time, ehe said, he
refused to give her ten cents to go to
a roller rink, and then went to town and
spent twenty-five cents on himself.
The case of Martha M. Illlngsworth
against Carlos G. llllngnworth was con
tinued to be reset, the court deciding It
had no Jurisdiction, as the plaintiff, by
her own testimony, had not lived In the
county three months prior to the filing of
the suit. Mrs. Illlngsworth said her hu»
band was free with his threats to do her
bodily harm, the weapons he declared
he would use Including a pock«t knife, a
shovel and a revolver. When she wished
to ride on his delivery wagon, she said
he told her "Mrs. Somebody Else" was
BEAUTIFUL HPR*F WILL
BE GIVEN AWAY TODAY
Drawing for Arabian Steed Wi'l Take
Place at Desmon.l's Store at 11:30 f
o'clock —Three Numbers
to Be Drawn
The drawing for Bedouin, the beautiful
$1000 Arabian horse, will take place at
Desmond's furnishing goods store at 11:30
Mr. Desmond has taken every precau
tion to gur.rd against the appearance of
favoritism. He has had little tablets
printed with numbers corresponding to
those,on the Usketi given out to pur
chusers, and these are placed In a glass
case. The bookkeepers will make affl
-6 vita that for every number held a cor
responding number can be found In the
Some one will be selected from the
crowd to draw out the numbers. Instead
oi but one being drawn three will ba
taken out. The first number will be de
clared the winner. In tho event the
holder of the number cannot be found
within a reasonable length of time tne
second number wins. The second number
will be allowed sufficient time, and in
case the holder cannot be found the third
LIKE APPROACHING STORM,
FORECASTER IS AT SEA
Unsettled Weather It One Best Bet
for New Year's Day—Season's
Precipitation, 2.07; Last
The weather for New Year's day? Well,
it's hard to Bay Just what to expect, and
even the man who is supposed to possess
a knowledge of such things, acquired by
lorg experience and dlKigent application
to his work, is, like the storm ivhich may
reach (his vicinity, at sea.
Forecaster Wollaber believe), however,
that conditions favor unsett^d weather
and bases his belief on the continued
unsettled state of weather of the Wash
ington coast. But the futuie movement
of this storm is not at at certain, as
It la now foolishly cuttlngup at some
distance from land and \/here there la
water enough already. It /nay do one at
two things, move northward or Inland.
In the latter event a heayy rain will oc
cur in this vicinity In th* near future.
The season's preclplta/lon up to last
night was 2.0T, compare with 6.07 last
year, and the wetness y/stcrday amount
ed to just .03 Inch. '